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By Emily Rose Newmark
(Keller Williams Realty)
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It's An Investors World More and more often these days we're seeing investors purchase properties with a quickness.  Inventory is low and demand is getting competitive, especially for the personal home buyer.  I've had several clients get beat out on a reasonable or generous offer by cash investo...

By Emily Rose Newmark
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Top Ten Turn-Around Housing Markets of 2012 According to the latest home price report from Trulia.com, the housing market in general has made quite the positive turn in the last year.  It seems it'll only get better at this point.  I thought it would be interesting to share the top ten markets wi...

By Emily Rose Newmark
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Fiscal Cliff Avoided - 2013 Housing Market Expectations We have had 13 straight months of home sales increasing and the avoidance of the Fiscal Cliff should help to continue that growth.  Had the Fiscal Cliff not been avoided, the average American's annual taxes would have increased by thousands ...
Prospect Mortgage Shaida Tafreshi Mortgage Loan Officer NMLS 545194 Sherman Oaks, CA Good Morning Realtors, Homeowners and Active Rainers alike! I wanted to create a brief blog regarding the “slowness” of business during the holiday season, and how we can not only avoid that “holidays are slow” e...

By Shaida Tafreshi, RPM Mortgage
(RPM Mortgage)
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  Shaida Tafreshi Prospect Mortgage Sherman Oaks, CA NMLS 545194   Back to the Basics: Mortgages 101 Lesson: 1   The Most Common Loan Types Available   1. Conventional   §  “Conforming Loan”- Loan Amounts Up to $417,000   §    “High Balance Conforming Loan” – Loan amounts between $417,001 - $625,...

By Emily Rose Newmark
(Keller Williams Realty)
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California Home Prices on the RiseAn increase in the median home sale prices , the largest increase in 8 years is happening right now. From November last year to November 2012, the median price has risen 25%!  A single-family detached home was $349,300 last month, up from $279,910 the year befor...

By Emily Rose Newmark
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Advantage to House Hunting During The Holidays As Realtors, we all know that the market slows down significantly during the holidays.  Buyers and Sellers are more concerned with kids home from school, turkey dinners and gift giving. Patience is a virtue.  Buyers that remain steadfast thru the low...

By Emily Rose Newmark
(Keller Williams Realty)
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First Time Home Buyers Decreasing First time home buyers are becoming a smaller percentage of the market.  Normally around 40%, first time buyers are down to 34.7% of the active marketshare nationwide.  Meanwhile, move-up buyers are increasing. First Time Home Buyers Decreasing Perhaps the reason...

By Emily Rose Newmark
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Single Family Lease Demand Rises, Foreclosures to Blame? Or Are They? According to a report released by CoreLogic, demand for single family home rentals has increased by as much as 25%!  Many people are losing their homes to the banks and thus turn to finding rental properties they can afford.  I...

By Emily Rose Newmark
(Keller Williams Realty)
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   It's Election Day - be sure to get out and vote. With all the displaced folks in the Northeast, it will be very interesting to see how the polls go. Rest assured, attorneys representing both sides of the aisle will be out in force to be sure there is no fraud and every vote is cast.  How will ...

By Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407
(Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes)
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Are buyer's agents going to become a thing of the past? In my neck of the woods, Southern California, we've had a combination of very low inventory levels, very low interest rates, and a commonly perceived notion that the real estate market hit bottom about 9-12 months ago. The combination of the...

By Emily Rose Newmark
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Mortgages Rates on a Slight Rise Freddie Mac is reporting mortgage rates are on the rise.....nothing too drastic though.  After record lows, rates this week on a 30-year fixed-rate loan rose from 3.37% last week to 3.41% according to Freddie Mac's latest survey. 15-year fixed-rate home loans rose...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Olives Mature in October Check out this Olive Tree in Sherman Oaks CA   Olives in the United States are mostly grown in California. They are typically green in color and they get picked in an unripe state. Then they are lye-cured and ultimately exposed to airs as a way to trigger the oxidation an...

By Emily Rose Newmark
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Housing Market Improving in "Sand States"   Keller Williams Calabasas released this blog today and I wanted to share the highlights of it with you.  Here is a link to the full blog entry: http://www.kwcalabasas.com/residential/fdic-reports-housing-market-improvement-in-sand-states/   The Sand Sta...

By Emily Rose Newmark
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Big Bank Walks Away from 2nd Mortgages!!!! If you have a 2nd mortgage through Bank of America, you may want to check your mailbox.  According to the TBWS Daily Show, Bank of America has sent out 150,000 letters to consumers informing them their 2nd mortgages have been wiped away.  Too good to be ...

By Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407
(Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes)
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Let's admit to the elephant in the room:  Listing agents are manipulating the process to double-pop their listings I've been writing tons of offers for my buyers.  Some of them ridiculously over asking with terms that are just short of pledging their next unborn child into the deal! But Zip!  Zil...

By Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407
(Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes)
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Homestead Exemptions:  Is it possible to end up with $75,000+ from your short sale or foreclosure? During the last 2 courses I'm completing towards my broker's license, some of the material I'm going through is quite interesting.  I'm going through a section regarding Homesteads, how they work, a...

By Emily Rose Newmark
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Home Prices in CA at 4 Year High!!! In the month of July home sale prices rose for the fourth month in a row resulting in a near 4-year high!  While it's harder to see in certain areas at times, the median prices have been the highest since August 2008.  Of course, this is taking into considerati...

By Emily Rose Newmark
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Keller Williams Highest Ranked in Customer Satisfaction by JD Power!!   THIS JUST IN FROM JD POWER & ASSOCIATES....... The 2012 Customer Satisfaction Survey came out and Keller Williams ranks highest in customer satisfaction in both the home-buyer and home-seller segments!   Further, Keller Willi...

By Emily Rose Newmark
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Please share your recent experience with everyone.  I'm curious to see how things are going with you all. I can tell you that I've had 2 listings close (multiple offers) in the last month that sold for about $30k over asking!!!  These listings were priced from $400-$800k.  So it looks to me like ...

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