The Ever Changing Real Estate Market



How many of you saw this one coming? In two short years, the real estate market has gone from distressed foreclosure sales at deep discounts to a market where potential sellers are afraid to sell because they don’t think they can find a replacement home – not at any price. It’s true; one of the […]

Why are More Buyers Bringing Cash to the Table?



All-cash purchases are on the rise, despite a decrease in distressed sales and investor activity, according to the NAR’s Realtors Confidence Index of about 3,000 survey respondents.

Why Housing Needs Higher Interest Rates



1. Help Reign In Rampant Speculation Speculation on the most massive scale in human history is taking place in virtually all of America’s major cities today. Fueled by trillions of dollars at near-zero interest rates, courtesy of the Federal Reserve. Tens of billions of dollars monthly, is being loaned to recently created, (i.e.  no track […]

Institutional Investors Changing Strategy



It’s not universal but there is a shift occurring in how large all-cash buyers are purchasing foreclosed properties. Nationally, houses completing the foreclosure process in October were down 29% compared to a year ago. The number of houses entering the foreclosure process has steadily decreased for 15 consecutive months. The result is that there have […]

Industry Spotlight: Ocean City Development, LLC



Although Massachusetts has seen a significant drop in foreclosures over the last twelve months, 1.9% of all home mortgages in the state are still in distress. The lower foreclosure rates in Massachusetts are certainly a sign that the real estate market has stabilized and the demand for housing has improved, but what if you’re currently a home owner facing foreclosure and don’t know where to turn?

Tips for Building a Quality Buyer’s List



Putting together a solid list of buyers is one of the best things a realtor can do. It only takes a few meetings to figure out who the investors are that will actually look at a property, make a decision right then and there, and be ready to close in 10 days to two weeks. These folks are like gold when you find them!

Sales Data + Case-Schiller Composite Shows Impact Of Cash Buyers



Previously, I pointed out that the uptick in home sales in many areas is being driven by all cash buyers, many of whom are real estate investors. Well, actually let me say right here that anyone smart enough to be buying in the current market at today’s prices IS a real estate investor, and a darn good one at that.

First-Time Buyers Face Stiff Competition From Investors



What with the way things are in the housing market today, you’d be forgiven for thinking that you have all the time in the world to decide which property to buy. But you would be wrong. It seems that the best homes in the most desirable areas are being snapped up all too quickly, and […]

Cash Remains King in Weak Market



Cash buyers are taking advantage of prices, and are betting that they cannot go much lower; last month they accounted for 30% of all existing home sales, up from 25% in May 2010.   Just two years ago all-cash buyers accounted for just 12% of sales, but now many are being enticed by the prospect […]

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