Home Prices Increase

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Could it be?-Stefan Updated: 9:02 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 | Posted: 9:02 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 Home Prices Increase In Most Major US Cities By The Associated Press The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Home prices increased in September in most major U.S. cities, more evidence of a housing recovery that is providing a lift to the fragile economy. …

Debt Forgiveness Will Happen!

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Debt forgiveness is the key to stabilizing this market.-Stefan   Posted: 3:36 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2012   Banks Favor Short Sales Over Debt Forgiveness By Kimberly Miller Palm Beach Post Staff Writer WEST PALM BEACH — Florida homeowners have received more than $3 billion in mortgage relief and benefits from the nation’s five largest banks since a landmark settlement was …

Sales Up Inventory Down

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One day they will explain how they acquire and stratify data.-Stefan   Rise in Palm Beach County Home Sales Cuts Into Inventory Steady US housing recovery is boosting economy Florida regulators approve new lower-priced form of title insurance By Kimberly Miller Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Higher home sales and prices were a repeat theme in Palm Beach County last month, …

Do You Feel Lucky?

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Interesting.  What ever happened to value?-Stefan In Vegas, Home Sellers Love Listings With 7’s, but in Asian Neighborhoods, Beware of 4’s. When Pricing in Residential Real Estate is Purely a Numbers Game The impact of numbers goes beyond pricing. The street address matters, too. In a paper presented two years ago, called “Superstition in the Housing Market,” Nicole Fortin, professor …

Single-Family Rental Demand Is Outstripping Supply

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Low interest rates stimulate investment in rental properties.-Stefan By Nick Timiraos Demand for single-family rental housing is outstripping the available supply of homes, and some housing markets that have been hit hardest by the foreclosure crisis have seen rental demand jump by more than 25% in the past year, according to a report to be released Tuesday by real-estate firm CoreLogic CLGX -2.06%. …

Buffet Bullish On US Housing

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Interesting strategic insight.-Stefan   Warren Buffett Just Made A Huge Bet On The US Housing Market Matthew Boesler | Oct. 31, 2012, 11:13 AM | Getty Images/Gabe Palacio Perhaps the most bullish indicator for U.S. housing is Warren Buffett. The legendary investor has been buying up real-estate brokerages around the country as he bets on a housing turnaround. Now, he is partnering with …

Real Estate Forecast 2013: The Housing Market

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Realistic take on the current environment-Stefan Bill Conerly, Contributor The housing market will improve moderately in 2013, but nobody will mistake this for a boom. The gains in activity and prices will be a welcome relief, but will leave many homeowners still underwater. The usual way of discussing housing problems is misleading. Foreclosures, short sales, shadow inventory, upside-down mortgages are …

The Benefit of Buying in a LLC or Florida Land Trust

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In Florida, a Florida Land Trust allows investors or owners to be protected from public disclosure-Stefan   By ALYSSA ABKOWITZ It’s a disappearing act commonly pulled by the ultrarich. One day they’re house-hunting and then—voilà!—they’re gone without a trace. To keep their real-estate transactions as private as possible, starlets, tycoons, sports stars and other high-end home buyers are increasingly forming limited-liability …