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Obama Makes Historic Pick With Yellen For Fed Chair By Joel Cone, Senior Staff Writer October 15, 2013 History is in the making as the nation’s first-ever black president has nominated the first-ever woman to chair the Federal Reserve in the central bank’s 100 years of existence. Why The FHA Should Be Opened To Investors By Peter Miller, Contributor October 15, 2013 FHA mortgages are supposed to be a vanishing species but the use of such financing is actually on the rise despite higher costs and tougher terms. 5 Cities with Thriving Real Estate Markets By Morgan Sims, Guest Contributor October 14, 2013 Real estate made great strides this year, continuing a trend from 2012. If you want to cash in on the recovery, start with this list of five thriving cities. Foreign Buyers Scale Back Purchases of U.S. Homes By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer October 11, 2013 For many deep-pocketed foreign investors, U.S. housing has never looked better. But international interest in American properties may be waning. Shutdown Could Stall Housing Recovery By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer October 11, 2013 The federal government shutdown has provided a great opportunity to examine some of the more obscure housing bureaucracies that most Americans have probably never heard of. Is There A Real Estate Bubble To Burst? By Peter Miller, Contributor October 11, 2013 With home values still below the peak seen in April 2007 it seems difficult to suggest that the price rises seen in the past year or so might suggest a bubble. Soarin’ Over Housing in Southern California: Home Prices Snap Back By By Daren Blomquist, RealtyTrac Vice President October 10, 2013 "We’ve seen a snap back in prices of probably 20 percent just this year. We’ve seen a lot of homes go from $500,000 to $700,000 just in the matter of the last seven or eight months." Proper Mindset Leads to Investor Success By Joel Cone, Senior Staff Writer October 7, 2013 Nothing in Doug Clark’s background suggested a career in real estate. Monsters of the Housing Market: Vampire REOs and Zombie Foreclosures By Daren Blomquist, RealtyTrac Vice President October 2, 2013 Report on how vacant "zombie" foreclosures and owner-occupied "vampire" bank-owned homes are both a challenge to the housing market and bargain-buying opportunities for pro-active buyers and investors. Presentation: U.S. Treasury Short Sale Workshop By Daren Blomquist, RealtyTrac Vice President September 30, 2013 Presentation given at the latest short sale workshop for real estate agents, hosted by the U.S. Treasury Department, in partnership with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. Print Email

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