WSJ: “The U.S. Housing Bust Is Over”

News Unplugged

Want some good economic news? Sure you do. Here it is: the nation’s long housing bust has ended, according to The Wall Street Journal. In its story “The U.S. Housing Bust Is Over”, the WSJ says: “The housing market has turned–at last …. the numbers are now convincing.”

The WSJ reports that home prices are slowly rising, there’s an increase in sales of existing single-family homes, and housing starts are improving. And the WSJ concludes:

From here on, housing is unlikely to drag the U.S. economy down further. It will instead reflect the strength or weakness of the overall economy: The more jobs, the more confident Americans are about keeping their jobs, the more they are willing to buy houses.

But the WSJ adds if the market is flooded with the large inventory of unsold homes that are currently underwater or facing foreclosure, it “could reverse the recent rise…

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Koch Homes BRAC Support

Koch Homes supports the families who are relocating to Ft. Meade in Anne Arundel County and Queen Anne’s County, Maryland. The BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure) Effort is a Department of Defense process for reorganizing our nation’s military bases to more effectively support our military forces and government departments in the future.

As military personnel, their families, and civilian contractors relocate and report to Ft. Meade in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, it is expected that Anne Arundel County and Queen Anne’s County will experience enormous growth. With potentially up to 14,000 new jobs coming to Ft. Meade, Maryland over the next six years, Koch Homes supports the relocation of qualifying families by providing a $5,000 Koch Homes Discount.

Discount Qualifications

  • Active Duty Military
  • Reserve / National Guard
  • Disabled Veteran
  • BRAC personnel assigned to Ft. Meade or Aberdeen:
    • Active Duty or Reserve
    • Government Employee
    • Government Contractor supporting BRAC


Contact Koch Homes Directly:

Koch Homes New Home Sales Center
BRAC Relationship Manager:
Rich Pezzullo
Phone:(410) 573-5720


Published in: on May 30, 2012 at 4:35 pm  Leave a Comment  
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The “hotness” of the Kindle Fire

So by now, you’ve heard/read/learned that we want to give away a *FREE* Kindle Fire to one lucky Facebook winner….and all it takes is for us to get to 300 Likes. Yep, that’s it!

Just in case you needed some more info to convince you that this is a good thing, here goes – the specs:

  • Product Type:  Web tablet
  • Operating System:  Android
  • Touchscreen:  Yes
  • Color Depth:  16 million colors
  • Display Resolution:  1024 x 600
  • Memory:  6 GB
  • Wireless:  WPA2, WEP & WPA
  • Features:  E-mail, built-in silk browser & whispersync technology
  • EBook Reader
  • Battery Life:  Book reading – up to 8 hour(s), Video playback – up to 7.5 hour(s)

Pretty impressive, right?! So … who’s ready to win?

Click here NOW and Like us!

Published in: on May 16, 2012 at 9:23 am  Leave a Comment  
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Consumers may prowl for homes in 2012: Fannie Mae

2012 … the year to buy!!


By Kerri Panchuk

• April 9, 2012 • 9:26am

A new Fannie Mae study suggests Americans are beginning to consider 2012 a good year to acquire a home.

The GSE released its March National Housing Survey of just over 1,000 Americans and found more citizens expect rents and home prices to increase in the coming months, making today a better time to purchase a residence. 

About 73% of those interviewed said buying a home today is a good idea, up from 70% in February. 

Thirty-seven percent of those interviewed believe prices will increase, which is up 5 percentage points since February and the highest point reached in more than a year.

About half of the respondents expect both home rentals and purchases will grow over the next 12 months. 

Consumers also are more confident about their own finances, with 44% believing their financial situations will get better in the near…

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Published in: on May 2, 2012 at 12:21 pm  Leave a Comment  
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We honor Earth Day 2012

Koch Homes has gone to great lengths to make sure that our homes, as well as our communities, have been “green” since our inception.  In fact, before the term “green living” was en vogue, it was a priority for us.  Our president himself goes out into each new community before it even becomes a community in order to be absolutely certain that we are being as environmentally conscious as we possibly can be.  Everything from the beautiful, lush landscaping that we provide at our entrances to the very homes, themselves, are meant to be a part of a green, energy efficient, thriving, lovely community for you, your family and your city or town.

Published in: on April 11, 2012 at 3:21 pm  Leave a Comment  
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All ye Realtors

Hear ye! Hear ye! All ye Realtors!

A Facebook 60-day challenge is taking place right now. You are cordially invited to participate and play along. Should you choose to take the challenge, you are in the running to win a hot new Kindle Fire. Your quest is to help Koch Homes grow their LIKES to 300 in 60 days. Should you choose not to accept, well you will miss out on this incredible opportunity. Ready? Go!

Find us on Facebook HERE —

Published in: on March 23, 2012 at 7:41 pm  Leave a Comment  
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How You Can Fix the Housing Crisis—At Least in Your Own Home

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Maryland 2012 Spring Home & Garden Show

The 2012 Maryland Spring Home & Garden Show will be held the first two weekends in March this year at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium.

With over 300 exhibits, you can experience everything from baths and spas to decks and kitchens to windows and several unique products you won’t find anywhere else. Go check out all the “Awesome” & “Oh WOW” things that you’d like to find in your dream house and then let Koch Homes put it into action!

For more information (hours, exhibitor booth map, schedules), please visit their website  here … they even have a $2 OFF COUPON for you!

Published in: on February 29, 2012 at 9:27 am  Leave a Comment  
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A poem about houses


Bless is your house as you move in,
Bless is your house as you walk around,
Bless is your house as you cook and wash,
Bless is your house as you take a rest,
Bless is your house as visitors come and go,
Bless is your house as you switch off at night,
Bless is your house every day and night.


~ Enitan Onikoyi

Published in: on February 23, 2012 at 9:36 am  Leave a Comment  
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