May 12, 1985
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Service, Des Moines, Iowa, and the Greenman Group Inc., Hollywood, Fla., have announced creation of what is reportedly the first cooperative agreement between a national real estate broker network and a new home marketing firm. The 25-year-old Greenman Group will serve as new home community marketing and on-site sales training consultant to the national broker network of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate.
March 5, 1989 |
Home buyers, apparently choosing higher monthly payments and lower interest paid over a longer term, prefer a 15-year fixed-rate mortgage as their first mortgage option, according to a recent study. The consumer study, by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Service, showed that 40.3 percent of respondents preferred the 15-year fixed rate mortgage, compared with 39.3 percent who would choose a 30-year fixed-rate loan.
August 27, 1989 |
American homeowners spent an average of $6,600 on remodeling, renovation or repair over the last five years, according to a survey by the Better Homes and Gardens consumer panel. The survey also found that most considered family a key reason for home ownership, but one-quarter of those asked felt the home was important as an investment and for financial security.
November 18, 1990
The once-hot real estate markets in California and the Northeast are now trailing the Northwest, where homes are selling at an average of 30 days faster than last year, according to an annual survey by Des Moines-based Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Service. California homes were on the market an average of 87 days during the first six months of this year in contrast with 44 for the same period of 1989, when several markets averaged less than one week.
December 15, 1985 |
The average selling price of an existing home nationally is $93,163, while the average new home sells for $103,633, according to a fall survey by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Service. "Location, location, location" is more than just a real estate cliche, with the existing homes averaging as low as $47,500 in Buffalo, N.Y., to as much as $435,000 in Saddle River, N.J., a few hundred miles away. Saddle River is an upper-income suburb of New York City.
January 2, 1992 |
The following floats also won prizes in the 103rd Tournament of Roses Parade: Lathrop K. Leishman Trophy for most beautiful float by a non-commercial sponsor: City of St. Louis' "Discover the Rose Parade." President's Trophy for best floral presentation: Dr. Pepper's "The Travels of Dr. Doolittle." Grand Marshal's Trophy for most creative design: Indonesia's "Discovering Moluccas--The Spice Islands." Director's Trophy for artistic design: Eastman Kodak's "Family Outing."