Know Your Home’s Value

Published 6:44 am Saturday, June 2, 2012

(NAPSI)—Whether you’re thinking of buying, selling, remodeling or just wondering about the value of your home, you need to know local market conditions—the picture may be brighter than you thought.

To help, the home and real estate experts at Hanley Wood Market Intelligence have a new tool. Visit, click the blue Local Housing Data tab, enter your zip code, and you’ll see graphs and charts depicting values for your local market.

Jonathan Smoke, executive director of research for Hanley Wood, says, “Healthy markets have the following traits: a growing job market, favorable demographic trends, a diverse and educated workforce, subsiding foreclosure activity, and positive quality of life factors.”

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