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Comments Off on Set The Stage for Home Selling Success

Set The Stage for Home Selling Success

Home staging is a vital element of selling a house that is too often being neglected by home sellers and real estate agents. Home staging gives you the power to control, or at least manipulate, potential buyers’ first impression of your home. And we all know that you never get a second chance [...]
Comments Off on Home Builders Breakneck Pace Fastest in 4 Years

Home Builders Breakneck Pace Fastest in 4 Years

The United States Commerce Department said in January that the pace at which home builders broke ground for new homes in December of 2012 was its fastest in more than four years, surging 12.1 percent to a 954,000-unit yearly rate. The report gave much of the credit for this meteoric rise to December’s multifamily [...]
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Rid Home of Unwanted Pests Prior to Sale

Did a mouse drop by your open house? Unbeknownst to you, this unwelcome guest is probably already a permanent resident. Homes, especially vacant ones, are a common refuge for small animals and bugs seeking warmth in the winter months. Below is some expert advice Dr. Ron Harrison, entomologist and Orkin technical services director, gave to the National [...]
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Some Homeowners Turn Down Free Money

American homeowners are in the midst of a love affair with low interest rates especially when it comes to home loans; however, not all courtships have happy endings. As the final days of 2012 slipped away, Lisa Price made her client an offer she thought he couldn’t refuse. Her client — we’ll call him [...]
Comments Off on Falling CA Foreclosures Might Be Mirage

Falling CA Foreclosures Might Be Mirage

The second month of 2013 brought news that non-judicial real estate foreclosure filings fell significantly in San Diego and all across California. This may be an enigma, however, due to the state’s shifting legal landscape instead of a sign that distressed homeowners will discover a desirable solution to their troubles or escape foreclosure altogether, [...]
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Freddie Mac: Housing Remains Stale

Despite strong signs of recovery, the level of housing activity remains near historic lows, according to the February housing outlook by Freddie Mac. Reports of low home prices, low mortgage rates and modestly rising income indicate that there is room for sustainable growth in the year ahead. Additionally, residential-fixed investment made positive contributions to GDP [...]
Comments Off on Survey: Most Young Folks Desire Homeownership

Survey: Most Young Folks Desire Homeownership

The economic downturn that ended in the nation’s not-too-distant past might have prevented many Americans from pulling the trigger on high-dollar financial transactions; however, as the recession fallout fades, some consumers just might pursue homeownership with renewed vigor. That seems particularly true of younger consumers who may not have been in a position to buy years [...]
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Cupid Aims Arrow at Real Estate Bullseye

With Valentine’s Day tomorrow, many folks searching for San Diego homes are thinking about their crush. But for nearly two-thirds of Americans, their crush is a home, reported HousingWire.com. A home crush is defined as a home that is so adored that someone checks it out multiple times online. Of those who admitted to [...]
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Fee Increase for Fighting Housing Fraud?

The governing body of San Diego County is focusing its eyes on possibly raising the fees for some real estate property filings ostensibly to drum up more funds for real estate fraud investigations. This potentially new revenue stream is being considered by the assessor’s office for a number of reasons, not the least of [...]
Comments Off on Foreclosures Avoided with 422K Short Sales in 2012

Foreclosures Avoided with 422K Short Sales in 2012

For the entire year of 2012, mortgage lenders completed more than 850,000 home loan modifications, while the industry as a whole kept on pushing for other alternatives to foreclosure, such as short sales, according to recent data from HOPE NOW, an alliance of mortgage servicers, investors, mortgage insurers, and nonprofit counselors. Out of the [...]