States Where The Most Homebuyers Pay Cash

6, 2013. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo) MEXICO CITY – Regional heavyweights Mexico and the United States both suffered defeats on Friday that put into doubt their chances of qualifying for next year’s World Cup. Mexico was beaten 2-1 at home by Honduras, dropping into fourth in the six-team CONCACAF group and outside the top three which qualify automatically for Brazil 2014. The fourth-placed team will go into a playoff against Oceania champion New Zealand. The United States lost 3-1 at Costa Rica, which moved above the Americans into top spot with 14 points, one point ahead of the U.S. in second. In Friday’s other game, fifth-placed Panama was held to a 0-0 home draw by bottom team Jamaica. Mexico took the lead in the fifth minute at the Estadio Azteca as Oribe Peralta netted a chance set up by Villarreal forward Giovani dos Santos. However Honduras silenced the home fans with two goals in three minutes in the early stages of the second half. Jerry Bengtson of New England Revolution equalized in the 63rd minute before defender Emilio Izaguirre teed up an opportunity for experienced striker Carlo Costly, who scored the go-ahead goal in the 66th. Honduras held on for a win that moved them above Mexico and into third place. Costa Rica took the lead against the United States in just the second minute as Johnny Acosta headed in a Joel Campbell header. Celso Borges made it 2-0 in similar fashion as he leapt high to head in a long cross by Christian Bolanos.

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Ohio > Median list price: $118,900 (the lowest) > Pct. institutional sales: 7.0% (23rd highest) Ohio had among the highest rates for distressed property sales in July, at 16% of all homes sold. A short sale means the prior owner’s mortgage balance exceeds the sales value of the home. Additionally, 15% of homes sold in the state were bank-owned, more than all but three other states. Like many states where home buyers are paying all cash, the number of distressed home sales had an impact on the state’s median home price. Ohio had the nation’s lowest median list price in July, at $118,900. Cash sales were widespread in some of the state’s largest cities, representing 44% of all purchases in the Cleveland area, and 47% in Cincinnati. 7. Arizona > Median list price: $192,500 (22nd highest) > Pct. institutional sales: 14.6% (3rd highest) Fifteen percent of available properties in July were purchased by institutional investors, more than in all but two other states. This is actually down from a year earlier, when Arizona led the nation with 19.8% of all the state’s sales acquired by institutional investors. Several other types of transactions usually completed in cash were also popular in the state. More than 17% of homes bought in the state in July were bank-owned, one of the highest percentages in the nation. Similarly, short-sales accounted for more than 18% of sales, also among the highest.

United States off to an awful start in Costa Rica


Sign up now! United States off to an awful start in Costa Rica Travel Deals Kevin McCauley, SBNation Posted: Friday, September 6, 2013, 10:26 PM Michael Bradley , the United States ‘ star central midfielder and arguably their best player, went down in warmups. His replacement was Geoff Cameron , who is not a full-time central midfielder. This resulted in multiple giveaways early for the United States, which eventually led to a Costa Rica corner and go-ahead goal for the Ticos. Johnny Acosta was the scorer, nodding in a brilliant header. He was poorly marked and DaMarcus Beasley could have done a lot more to clear it off the line, but the blame for the goal probably lies more on the unsettled midfield who put the U.S. under early pressure. And then it got worse. Celso Borges made it 2-0 just eight minutes later with another brilliant header, this one coming from open play. The United States looked incredibly unsettled before the first goal, looked worse after going down and now look even worse than that down 2-0. Welcome to San Jose, Jurgen Klinsmann. This article originally appeared on SBNation .