Archives for May 2012

Housing market gaining momentum – sales and prices up across the country

  More "green shoots" sprung up for the nation's housing market this week. On Tuesday, the National Association of Realtors reported that existing home sales rose in April and remain above year-ago levels, and home prices nationwide continued to rise as well. And on Wednesday, the Commerce Department said that sales of new homes rose 3.3 percent in April from March to a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 343,000. That was slightly more than what most analysts had expected. Both reports are just the … [Read more...]

Las Lomas, Northgate Among Nation’s Top Schools

Las Lomas and Northgate were both named top high schools by U.S. News & World Report today. The publication released its 2012 list of the nation's best public high schools today, which includes information on nearly 22,000 schools from 49 states and the District of Columbia, according to the publication's website. In addition to ranking the schools, U.S. News & World Report awarded 4,850 bronze, silver, and gold stars to top performing schools. Of those, 500 were gold stars, with 97 … [Read more...]