Experts predict Home Prices will fall

Real Estate Experts Warn Home Prices Are About to Fall

BY Chris Morris

May 23

Housing prices have recovered nicely from the bubble that was such a key factor in the last recession, but the growth could be ending soon, and a fall is coming, warn real estate experts.

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Mtg Rates Highest in 7 Years

Mortgage Rates Move Up to Highest Level in Seven Years

MCLEAN, Va., May 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Freddie Mac (OTCQB:FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing that mortgage rates were unchanged over the past week. Continue reading

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Home Sales & Prices Rise

Realtors® Midyear Forecast: Home Sales, Prices to Rise Despite Inventory, Affordability Challenges

WASHINGTON (May 17, 2018) – A stronger economy, wage growth and an improving job market are expected to march home sales and prices higher in 2018, but low supply and weakening affordability will tamper the rate of increases, according to speakers at a residential real estate forum during the 2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo.

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Private Real Estate Investing Mistakes

Seven Steps To Protect Yourself From Private Real Estate Investing Mistakes

By Dave Scherer

May 15

Successful investing in private real estate takes more than deep pockets. Market expertise to underwrite properties and management experience to execute profitable business plans are critical too. Yet human traits can lead even the best private investors astray. Behavioral economics, the study of financial decision-making psychology, bares the subconscious biases that trigger real estate investment mistakes.

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First Quarter Home price up to 5.7%

Metro Home-Price Growth Quickens to 5.7 Percent in the First Quarter

WASHINGTON (May 14, 2018) – Inventory levels hovering at all-time lows weighed down home sales and fueled faster price appreciation during the first three months of the year, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®.

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Mortgage Rates Level Out

Mortgage Rates Level Out

MCLEAN, Va., May 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Freddie Mac (OTCQB:FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing that mortgage rates were unchanged over the past week. 

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Sellers/Buyers and Useful Tech Innovations

The Real Estate Revolution: 6 Tech Innovations Sellers And Buyers Need On Their Radar

BY Aly J. Yale

May 8

The mortgage and real estate industries are undergoing a technological revolution-and it’s about time.

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Single Women Home Purchase Figures

Single women account for more real estate purchases than single men

By Kenneth R. Harney

May 9

It’s the gender gap you don’t hear so much about: Single women are buying homes and condos at what may be more than twice the rate of single males, and the trend appears to be accelerating.

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Real Estate & 5G Wireless Technology

What 5G Wireless Technology Will Mean for Real Estate

By Patrick J. Kiger

May 7, 2018

The next-generation wireless telecommunications technology known as 5G, which will operate at vastly higher speeds and be able to handle many times more devices than existing 4G networks, is likely to have significant impacts on the real estate industry, a speaker said at the 2018 ULI Spring Meeting in Detroit.

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55+ individual property tax base fight

REALTORS-Tax-Initiative-Draws-Opposition

By Bob Hunt

May 7

Some months ago (October-November, 2017) we wrote that the directors of the California Association of REALTORS® (CAR) had voted to support a signature drive with the intention of placing a CAR-sponsored initiative on the November 2018 California ballot.

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