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Unless inventories grow, demand for housing will keep the pressure on prices

This post originally appeared on the Economist’s Outlook Blog. Did You Know: Inventories are declining at a slower pace, but unless inventories grow, demand for housing will keep the pressure on prices and the balance of the market in favor of sellers.

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Commission discounts can bring sellers out of the woodwork

This article was originally written by Teresa Boardman and published in Inman News. The market has indeed shifted. But this isn’t anything like the shift that happened when the housing market crashed, and we entered the Great Recession and housing depression. This market shift had been a positive experience. Prices are rising, but are well […]

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Mortgage Rates Surge as Fed Tapering Fears Mount

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This post originally appeared in CNBC.  Worries the Federal Reserve may begin to slow its stimulus efforts sent mortgage rates last week to their highest level in a year, drying up demand for home refinancings, data from an industry group showed on Wednesday. The Mortgage Bankers Association said interest rates on fixed 30-year mortgage rates […]

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Home prices rose in 41 states and D.C. in the 1st quarter of 2013

Home prices rose in 41 states and D.C. in the 1st quarter of 2013

This post originally appeared in Economists’ Outlook Blog. FHFA (Federal Housing Finance Agency) price data shows that home prices across the United States rose 6.7 percent from the first quarter of 2012 to the first quarter of 2013. In 41 states and the District of Columbia prices were higher than the fourth quarter of 2012, […]

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The Edge of Having a Real Estate Assistant

We now live in a very competitive world where the best gets the prize. This causes us to study more, work harder and aim higher to have the edge among the others. Same thing applies in the Real Estate industry. And by having a real estate assistant, you will have the edge to draw success […]

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Real Estate Administrative Assistant – Your Partner in Attaining Success

Real estate assistants can take responsibility for your administrative tasks while you are busy with the more important stuff in your business. Here are some administrative tasks that you can outsource to your assistant: Real estate professionals get too busy spending their time in doing income-generating projects for their business. More than anything, they should […]

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Take the Lead! Work with a Real Estate Virtual Assistant

Time is always indispensable in any form of business. Business enthusiasts can’t even notice how time passes that it turns out to be insufficient for all the things they have to deal with. Real estate professionals are having a hard time fulfilling their goals not because they lack skills and knowledge but because they are […]

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