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August 2011 Blog Posts (38)

Real Estate Agents Rate Social Media Sites Tops For Marketing

 

 

Real Estate Agents Rate Social Media Sites Tops For Marketing

 

By: Inman News

 

 

 

Real estate professionals consider Facebook and other social media sites to be the best online marketing tools at their disposal, rating them as more valuable than search-based campaigns and advertisements on Trulia, Zillow…

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Added by Short Sale Guru on August 31, 2011 at 9:14am — No Comments

Factors to Consider Before Moving Your Aging Loved One into Your Home

Factors to Consider Before Moving Your Aging Loved One into Your Home

 

 

 

As a person begins to age, family members often feel the need to help with everyday tasks that become challenging, such as meal preparation, laundry and housekeeping. Eventually, many family members find themselves assisting in ways they…

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Added by Right at Home DC on August 25, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

FBI: Mortgage Fraud Attracting Organized Crime

 

 

FBI: Mortgage Fraud Attracting Organized Crime

By: Inman News

 

 

 

Despite heightened vigilance by financial institutions, mortgage fraud remained at elevated levels in 2010, and is attracting organized criminal groups drawn by the chance to rake in "high profits through…

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Added by Short Sale Guru on August 19, 2011 at 9:34am — No Comments

3 Money Lessons From US Credit Downgrade

 

 

3 Money Lessons From US Credit Downgrade

By: Tara-Nicholle Nelson

 

 

Americans waited with bated breath on our congressional leadership to resolve the debt ceiling crisis. At the 11th hour, a deal was struck to cut spending and raise the nation's debt ceiling, avoiding the potential that the…

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Added by Short Sale Guru on August 19, 2011 at 9:26am — No Comments

Buying Real Estate a Better Deal Than Renting in 74% of Major US Cities

 

 

Buying Real Estate a Better Deal Than Renting in 74% of Major US Cities

 

By: Inman News

 

Buying real estate continues to be cheaper than renting in the vast majority of major U.S. cities, according to a quarterly rent vs. buy index from real estate search and marketing…

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Added by Short Sale Guru on August 19, 2011 at 9:19am — No Comments

Homes.com Offers Integrated Marketing Platform

 

 

Homes.com Offers Integrated Marketing Platform

By:Inman News

 

Homes.com is offering a new integrated marketing platform to agents and brokers that allows them to import their social media contacts into their prospect manager, generate market reports for clients, and manage their website…

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Added by Short Sale Guru on August 19, 2011 at 9:17am — No Comments

Real Estate Survivors: Agents Think Outside The Box

 

Real Estate Survivors: Agents Think Outside The Box

 

By:Christine Hawes

 

Some have become specialists in niche markets like foreclosures. Some have created teams that include contractors, specialists, and brokers. Some have changed their personal lifestyle to be…

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Added by Short Sale Guru on August 18, 2011 at 9:49am — No Comments

How to Tell If a Real Estate Agent Is Worth the Price

 

 

 

How to Tell If a Real Estate Agent Is Worth the Price

 

By: Susan Campbell

 

The housing market is still weak in much of the U.S., forcing sellers to try to squeeze every penny out of their home sales.



To save money on real estate…

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Added by Short Sale Guru on August 18, 2011 at 9:32am — No Comments

Hopes for stabilized real estate market dashed after recent economic upheaval

 

 

Hopes for stabilized real estate market dashed after recent economic upheaval

By: Sarah Portlock

 

 

In the last three months, the housing market in New Jersey was slowly starting to stabilize — at least, in the sense things had stopped getting worse.



After tumultuous years that included a double-dip in…

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Added by Short Sale Guru on August 18, 2011 at 9:14am — No Comments

Real Estate Sales Grow By 28%

 

 

Real Estate Sales Grow By 28%

By: Arvin Temkar

 

Overall year-to-date real estate sales have grown by 28 percent on Guam, according to a report by Captain Real Estate Group.



In the second quarter of 2011, sales of single-family housing units rose to more than 150 units, an increase of 31…

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Added by Short Sale Guru on August 17, 2011 at 10:08am — No Comments

Buying Is Cheaper Than Renting In Most U.S. Cities

 

 

Buying Is Cheaper Than Renting In Most U.S. Cities

By: Les Christie  

 

 

Home prices have taken such a beating and demand for rental units has increased so much that it's now cheaper to buy a two-bedroom home than to rent one in most major U.S.… Continue

Added by Short Sale Guru on August 16, 2011 at 9:25am — No Comments

Real Estate Mortgage Tax Deduction in Jeopardy

 

 

Real Estate Mortgage Tax Deduction in Jeopardy

 

By Kevin Chiu

 

 

 

 

Bet you didn’t realize that the mortgage tax deduction is in real jeopardy as a result of Congress pushing through their last minute agreement on the budget? It’s been a quiet little secret in Washington, D.C. real estate circles because…

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Added by Short Sale Guru on August 15, 2011 at 11:04am — No Comments

Home Prices More Stable, Condo Prices Rise

 

Home prices more stable, condo prices rise

By Judy Wakefield

 

 

 

The median price of a single family home in Andover peaked during the last decade at nearly $600,000 in 2005. Home prices…

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Added by Short Sale Guru on August 15, 2011 at 10:51am — No Comments

Real Estate Ups and Downs

 

 

 

Real Estate Ups and Downs

By: Veronica Chufo

 

July home sales on the Peninsula rose 6 percent, compared to July 2010, while the median sales price was down 9…

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Added by Short Sale Guru on August 12, 2011 at 9:56am — No Comments

Home Sales Rose, Prices Fell In Baltimore Area In July

 

 

Home sales rose, prices fell in Baltimore area in July

By:Jamie Smith Hopkins

 

 

As if foreclosures, high unemployment and tight credit weren't enough, would-be homebuyers in the Baltimore region got more fodder for…

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Added by Short Sale Guru on August 11, 2011 at 11:37am — No Comments

Price Your Home to Sell

 

 

 

Price Your Home to Sell

By: Michele Lerner

 

 

Setting a proper asking price for a house is a challenge for home sellers and real estate agents, especially where values are in decline. Experienced agents recommend asking prices that are backed with data.



Pricing a home…

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Added by Short Sale Guru on August 10, 2011 at 10:40am — No Comments

Is The Housing Bubble Over?

 

 

Is The Housing Bubble Over?

By: Michael Sanibel

 

 

 

 

For most parts of the U.S., the housing bubble peaked in 1996 and prices have steadily declined ever since. The amount of decline has varied by city and state, driven by several factors such as…

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Added by Short Sale Guru on August 10, 2011 at 10:28am — No Comments

Slide in U.S. Home Values Slowed in Second Quarter

 

 

Slide in U.S. Home Values Slowed in Second Quarter

By:Prashant Gopal

 

 

 

Home values in the U.S. had their smallest decline in more than four years in the second quarter, as the share of borrowers with negative equity shrunk, Zillow Inc. said today.



In the second quarter, 26.8 percent of single-family…

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Added by Short Sale Guru on August 9, 2011 at 11:28am — No Comments

Pending Home Sales Rise in June

 

Pending Home Sales Rise in June

By: Walter Molony

 

 

 

 

 

Pending home sales increased in June following a wide swing down in April and then up in May, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Activity increased in the West and South but declined in the Midwest and Northeast; all…

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Added by Short Sale Guru on August 8, 2011 at 4:48pm — No Comments

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