Monthly Archives: April 2014

House Prices – Buy Now or Later?

House prices Buy now or later? A lack of supply means that America’s lofty house prices are unlikely to fall far Apr 26th 2014 | NEW YORK | From the print edition

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Foreclosure Starts Near 8 Year Low in California

April 22, 2014 La Jolla, CA.–For the third consecutive quarter California foreclosure starts remained little changed at a level last seen in early 2006, the result of steady economic growth and higher home values. Foreclosure processors are still mostly plowing … Continue reading

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Home Values Surpass Boom Peaks Over the Next Year

Home values in over 20 percent of all U.S. metros will surpass their housing boom peaks over the next year, and affordability problems that have begun to affect a fraction of markets may spread to others over the next few … Continue reading

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Pitfalls of Pocket Listings

Hank Miller, Inman News April 9, 2014 The idea of selling a home without ever listing it can be appealing to many. Similarly, ringing the doorbell on the “perfect home” and finding an owner willing to sell can put a … Continue reading

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Real Estate Professionals Enjoy Unique Tax Benefits

Stephen Fishman Inman News Contributor April 7, 2014 Anyone who can qualify as a “real estate professional” for federal tax purposes enjoys some unique tax benefits.  First, a real estate professional who owns rental property is allowed to deduct an … Continue reading

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Another Housing Bubble in Southern California?

Report sees housing bubble echoes in Southern California By Tim Logan April 4, 2014, 6:00 a.m. High prices, climbing interest rates and flat incomes are pushing home-buying out of reach for more Southern Californians, according to a new report Friday … Continue reading

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Top 10 Most Economically Segregated Metros

Top 10 most economically segregated metros Apr 3, 2014 Neighborhood economic segregation has consistently risen over the last four decades, with the rich increasingly clustering in plush communities that are out of reach for their middle- and low-income peers. Atlantic … Continue reading

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