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Market Trends

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Inventory is a key indicator for the real estate market.  Too many homes = lower prices. Too few homes = higher prices.  More homes are hitting the market now than recent months, and this could be a real test for the market.

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Flip that Mansion!

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Insight – Flip that mansion: investors see riches in luxury U.S. homes

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Jan Brzeski stands in a sun-filled, beautifully refurbished living room high in the Hollywood Hills, looking out at a swimming pool and, miles (km) below, stunning views of Los Angeles.

Brzeski is a private money lender running an investment firm in Los Angeles that provides loans to house flippers – investors who buy a home, refurbish it, and sell it at a profit. Many flippers ...

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Sell now!!

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People are always watching the trends to decide if NOW is the best time to sell your home.  My answer: SELL NOW, even if you think prices are climbing.  Here’s why:

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Confidence!

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I love reading GOOD real estate news.

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Home Inspections

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Home Inspections

There’s a time to catch problems with a home, and it’s certainly not AFTER you have  bought it.  I came across this article and really liked some of the points it makes.

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Use your IRA!

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Use your IRA to help you buy real estate! (especially if you’re young)

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Values increasing 9%??

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Housing market improvements during the past year or so have led to significant increases in home prices nationwide, and they are expected to continue to rise.

On a quarterly, semi-annual or year-over-year basis, all projections show that home prices will continue to rise in the near future, according to the latest Home Data Index Market Report from the real estate market analysis firm Clear Capital. The company projects that ...

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A day in the life…

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People ask me all the time about my chosen professional of real estate.  Typically, when I explain what it’s truly like, it’s far less sexy than they might have thought.

I found this article today and thought that it summarizes it all pretty well.

 

A Day in the Life of a Real Estate Agent

Real estate agents assist people through the process of buying, selling and renting land, homes and other properties. In addition to staying current with real estate laws and trends, real estate ...

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Things are definitely picking up!

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Things are definitely picking up!

I saw this article and wanted to share.  Everyone asks me all the time, “How is business?”  The Texas market has fared a lot better than other markets, but it looks like the rest of the country is catching up as well:

Signed contracts to buy US homes at 3-year high

Measure of signed contracts to buy US homes rises to highest in 3 years in April

By Christopher s. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | Associated Press – 5 hrs ago

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The ...

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Top 12 American Boom-towns….

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Check out what city is #4!

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/the-top-12-american-boomtowns-134810207.html

Immigration, despite the tortured national debate emanating from Washington, has always been about people seeking better opportunities. Within U.S. borders, Americans are also in search of a better life, one they may find across state lines. Bloomberg Rankings sorted through U.S. Census data for metropolitan areas to rank those with the greatest population growth, then scored areas on growth in gross domestic product, adjusted for inflation. Combine the two scores and winnow the list ...

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