Monthly Archives: July 2014

Web Surge for Housing Market

Zillow Topping Realogy Shows Web Surge for Housing Market By Prashant Gopal and John Gittelsohn Jul 29, 2014 Zillow Inc. (Z)’s purchase of Trulia Inc. makes the online company such a force in U.S. real estate that its market value … Continue reading

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Home Price Increase Slows

Home price increases continue at slower pace Home prices continued to rise this spring, but the pace of increase has slowed since late last year. By Chris Isidore @CNNMoney July 29, 2014

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Month of June Pending Home Sales Slowed

Pending Home Sales Slip in June WASHINGTON (July 28, 2014) – After three consecutive months of solid gains, pending home sales slowed modestly in June, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator … Continue reading

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Tougher Standards for Mortgage Insurers – a plus for newcomers?

Tougher standards for mortgage insurers could give newcomers an edge Jul 22, 2014 Some private mortgage insurers who have been regaining market share lost to the Federal Housing Administration during the downturn could soon be forced to implement price increases … Continue reading

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“Pocket” Listings Skew Inventory Numbers

By Diana Olick, CNBC The number of homes listed for sale nationally is finally beginning to rise, but ask anyone looking to buy a home and the majority will complain there is nothing out there. Neighborhood to neighborhood, market to … Continue reading

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Rising Inventory, Home Sales up in June

Existing-Home Sales Up in June, Unsold Inventory Shows Continued Progress WASHINGTON (July 22, 2014) – Existing-home sales increased in June and reached an annual pace of 5 million sales for the first time since October 2013, while rising inventory continues … Continue reading

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Buyers Advised to have Thorough Inspection

Buyers should look for signs that a home hasn’t been well-maintained BY LEW SICHELMAN July 20 To hear professional home inspectors tell it, Americans take better care of their automobiles than their homes. Consequently, every home buyer should plan to … Continue reading

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What Technology Do We Really Need

3 tested ways to make sure your technology choices don’t disappoint Insights from Keller Williams Realty’s Cary Sylvester Cary SylvesterContributor Jul 11, 2014 With seemingly endless technology options available to us in both in our personal and professional lives, it … Continue reading

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Chinese Lead in U.S. Home Sales to Foreign Buyers

Chinese lead rise in U.S. home sales to foreign buyers Inman Staff Writer, July 9, 2014 NAR: Florida, California, Texas and Arizona captured 55 percent of international sales Sales of U.S. homes to foreign buyers rose to an estimated $92.2 … Continue reading

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Fed Wait-And-See re Rate Hikes

Don’t count on Federal Reserve to hike rates until there’s upward pressure on wages Increase in short-term rates won’t necessarily translate into higher mortgage rates Written by Lou Barnes on July 7, 2014

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