Realty Trac: Median Price of Distressed Homes up 18%



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The median price of distressed residential properties, which are those that are either in the foreclosure process or owned by a bank, jumped up by 18 percent year-over-year in October

Is The iPhone 6 The Smartphone For You?



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Before you decide to step into the fray and get your hands on Apple’s latest gadget, what’s in it for you? Will the iPhone 6 make you a more productive mobile real estate practitioner?

Luxury Homes are an Easier Sell



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High-end homes are getting easier to sell, with the luxury market posting some of the largest increases in home sales compared to every other price category, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Thoughts on Real Estate Investing



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Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a novice investor there are fundamentals that you should always be paying attention to when investing in real estate. The fundamentals for beginners may be second nature to experienced investors but they aren’t to the beginner. The beginner needs to keep these in mind every step in the process […]

Visa Changes Should Help Chinese Buy US Property



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Investment in US real estate from overseas buyers could increase dramatically next year due to changes to the reciprocal US/China visa agreement. Students can be issued with five year multiple entry visas, while business travelers and tourists can be issued with ten year multiple entry visas. These changes took effect earlier this month, and should […]

US Existing Home Sales Now Above Year on Year Levels



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Last month existing home sales in the United States increased for the second consecutive month and according to data from the National Association of Realtors, are now higher than year on year levels for the first time in 12 months. The total number of existing home sales which includes completed transactions for condominiums, co-ops, townhomes […]

CAR Applauds FHFA Decision to Conform Loan Limits



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The California Association of Realtors (CAR) has come out in support of the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s decision to keep the 2015 maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac at $417,000

Moving to the Cloud? You need a Plan



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Are you considering moving your data from hard drives and paper files to a service that will store information in a place that is accessible online?

Renters more Burdened by Household Costs than Homeowners



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Housing cost burdens are mostly dropping among home owners, but they continue to strain renters, according to a recent analysis by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies of the data.

Most Realtors Struggle to Master SEO



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There’s sales-lead gold in website search-engine optimization, but most real estate agents have no effective way to mine it.