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By Emily Rose Newmark
(Keller Williams Realty)
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  Government Shut Down & Real Estate Business It's Day 4 of the government shutdown, many are saying nothing has changed, but what will this mean for real estate and those of us that sell it?  Fortunately, FHA has not shut down, so mortgage processing will not be affected for the Single Family M...

By Emily Rose Newmark
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Winter Is Coming, Market Slowing Down, or Leveling Out? As usual this time of year, Real Estate agents see a decrease in listing and buying with summer in the rear view mirror.  A report came out last month and you may have heard about it on the news, "HOME SALES DOWN 13%!!!!" well, what some of ...

By Emily Rose Newmark
(Keller Williams Realty)
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All The Single Ladies......Are Buying Houses!According to a recent report from the National Association of Realtors, single women made up 16% of homebuyers nationwide, while single men made up 9%.  The percentage of single women homebuyers has averaged at 20% in recent years past.  This has been ...

By Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407
(Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes)
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ActiveRain MeetUp Los Angeles was a blast! Our ActiveRain MeetUp Los Angeles was held yesterday at the Cheesecake Factory in the Sherman Oaks Galleria. There were some new faces there, as well as ActiveRain members who have been around a while. We had a great time, and the food was delish! John P...

By Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407
(Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes)
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ActiveRain MeetUp Los Angeles!!  You're invited!  Monday, August 19th, 11:30am - Cheesecake Factory, Sherman Oaks It's that time again!  Time to come together and DISH! Not about Liza's weight problem, but about real estate, the market, business in general, and.......oh hell, Liza's weight proble...

By Emily Rose Newmark
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Foreclosures Lowest Since 2006 Another not-so subtle sign of economic recovery.  The national numbers on foreclosures are very promising.  Total foreclosure filings, including notices of default, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions, dropped to 127,790 in June, down 35% over the past 12 mont...

By Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407
(Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes)
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ActiveRain MeetUp Los Angeles!!  You're invited!  Monday, August 19th, 11:30am - Cheesecake Factory, Sherman Oaks It's that time again!  Time to come together and DISH! Not about Liza's weight problem, but about real estate, the market, business in general, and.......oh hell, Liza's weight proble...

By Emily Rose Newmark
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Supply vs. Demand - New Construction WoesMost of us in the Real Estate business don't often deal with new construction homes.  I'd wager that upwards of 90% of the average agent's business is resale.  (More like 99% personally) But we must take a look at what is happening with the construction o...

By Emily Rose Newmark
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Rising Rates, Not Always A Bad Thing The Real Estate market is certainly booming.  Depending on where you're at in the Real Estate picture, higher mortgage rates can be a good thing.  While rates were low, so was inventory, it still is, but I've seen a slight increase recently as more sellers rea...

By Emily Rose Newmark
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Issues With Neighbors Can Lead to Decreased Property Value Scary barking dogs, what seems like a used car lot, yard used as storage, no landscaping maintence.....all of these things can lead to bringing the value of your home down.  Guilty by association (or by proximity, really).  So what does o...

By Emily Rose Newmark
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Long Way To Go, But The Market Is Looking Good! It's been a strange recovery and it isn't over yet.  Here are a few nationwide factoids that illustrate we are in a good place right now.   - For the first time in a long while, the housing cost-to-income ratio is at 23%, the lowest in 30 years!   (...

By Emily Rose Newmark
(Keller Williams Realty)
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How Much Does Safety Factor Into the Home Buying Process? A bit of a no brainer, but a recent study shows it can be more important than price to most home buyers.  John Burns Real Estate Consulting conducted a survey of almost 20,000 home buyers and had them rank key factors in making a decision ...

By Emily Rose Newmark
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Buying Within Your Means: Be Prepared!!I recently read a column online that gave some great advice for home buyers; first timers and repeat buyers alike. I will link it below. The most important point that it illustrated is the difference between pre-qualification and pre-approval. Especially whe...

By Emily Rose Newmark
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Real Estate Market Feeling Kind of Bubbly?For me?  The answer is Yes and No.  While sales are increasing and demand is high right now, it's not like the bubbles of Real Estate past where buyers are purchasing above their means and creating more debt.  Sales may have increased, but so have the amo...

By Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407
(Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes)
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I'm taking matters into my own hands.....in a BIG way The craziness of the market tends to bring out advantages and disadvantages. Advantages include the obvious such as increased activity, gains in home value, and all the hussle and bussle associated with that. But there are some disadvantages t...

By Emily Rose Newmark
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Just wanted to pass along this link to everyone.  It's a very informative and interactive map posted by the LA Times. Southern California's Housing Recovery: An Interactive Map This is a great tool if you are considering selling and need some more information to help you make your decision! South...

By Emily Rose Newmark
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Renting or Buying?  Which Will Save You More? The answer to this question really depends on where you are, market conditions, etc.  The California Association of Realtors has compiled information on the monthly cost of buying versus renting in a few major counties in California.  As you can see b...

By Emily Rose Newmark
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Should We Remodel, Or Buy A New House? Many growing families who are finding themselves running out of room or just not happy with the current finishes their home has are now contemplating the age-old question, should we remodel our house or buy a new one? Although prices are beginning to increas...

By Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407
(Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes)
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FHA and VA Allowable and Non-Allowable Fees:  Close your transactions more smoothly by knowing these in advance FHA Loans and VA Loans have their own set of lender guidlines for real estate transactions.  A good real estate agent will not only be familiar with the terms of the contract that are w...

By Emily Rose Newmark
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Dangerous Foreclosure Scams Plague the Unfortunate Homeowner Agents!  Homeowners!  Be informed!  Avoid making a terrible mistake in an effort to save your home! There are many scam artists out there who claim they can help homeowners avoid foreclosure by scouring their loan documents for any mist...

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