Archives for December 2012

Someone Is Stealing Your Money – How The Fed is Picking Your Pockets



Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke frequently points to “low inflation” as justification for a continuation of his current policy of Quantitative Easing (QE1, QE2, QE3, QE4). Simply put, Bernanke believes, (or is betting), that he can continue to flood the economy with newly printed, nearly worthless dollars because inflation is still low and deflation is supposedly the real problem.

Sarasota Home Builders Offering More Multi-Family Real Estate



According to Sarasota Bay Real Estate, multi-family homes will increasingly become a growth market. Buyers who cannot stretch to the price of a single-family home are looking towards multifamily homes as being a more affordable option.

A Peek Inside The Real American Economy – Trickle Down And Trickle Up Economics



In all of the media wrangling over the fiscal cliff, the tax increases, phony spending cuts, “trickle down economics” and all the rest, I think the media and the federal government have lost all sense of the realities of day to day life for the typical small business owner.

Obtaining a Real Estate License



There’s something about a career in real estate that calls to many people, especially those considering a career change. Real estate is a good option for anyone thinking about shifting careers because a license can be obtained relatively quickly and easily, and without any major financial investment.

NAR Reports Pending Home Sales Index Up Regionally



In a release from the National Association or Realtors, November demand in the Northeast and West has apparently driven home sales for the month to the highest level in almost three years.

#ICNY To Tell of 2013 Tech, Trends and Tribulations



Next month, Real Estate Connect New York City promises to supply plenty of ideas and trends for the industry. The speaker list reads like a “Who’s Who” of investing and Internet marketing too, with experts from Craig’s Lists’ Craig Newmark to our pal Nicole Nicolay of Agent Evolution.

Real Estate Predictions 2013: Five Key Issues Affecting Homeowners and Realtors



The end of the year is almost upon us, and so once again real estate experts are looking ahead to see what might lie in store for the next twelve months. The housing market actually saw some marked improvements over the last year, and many experts are expecting this momentum to gather pace during 2013.

A Little? A Lot? Down Payments and Your House Payment



Your down payment represents the initial blood, sweat and tears that you put into your new home. It’s one of the factors lenders review when evaluating a mortgage application along with credit, income and job history. But how much is the ideal amount for a down payment?

4 Ideas For Saving Thousands Of Dollars On Your Mortgage Payment



If you are a typical home buyer, paying less than 20% down, there is about a 90% chance that you’ll use an FHA, VA or USDA loan to finance the purchase of your first home. If you do choose one of these “government insured” loans, you’ll be subject to high fees and interest costs that will amount to more than the entire price of your home.

A Comprehensive Guide to Real Estate Link-Building



Certain aspects of search engine optimization are simple, easy to understand, and something that can be done to your website in an instant, but link building is an altogether different kettle of fish, and one that many realtors completely fail to get to grips with.