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Best Ski Resort Towns for Real Estate Investing By Daren Blomquist, RealtyTrac Vice President January 10, 2014 With the busyness and stress of the holidays over it may be time to get away from it all by going on a ski vacation in a snowy mountain resort town. Is Real Estate Headed For A Fall? By Peter Miller, Contributor January 6, 2014 There are various people who think that both real estate and stocks are vastly overpriced. Last week, for example, the stock market closed with the S&P 500 over 1,800 for the first time while the Dow topped 16,000. Is the Freelance Movement Changing Real Estate Demand? By Frank Pipolo January 6, 2014 Here’s the dope on freelancing: it’s one of the greatest silent revolutions in the history of mankind. 20 Cities with Biggest Foreclosure Discounts By Daren Blomquist, RealtyTrac Vice President December 23, 2013 RealtyTrac has identified the top 20 U.S. cities with the deepest discounts still available on foreclosure homes, including several markets on both coasts, from the high end to the low end. Federal Reserve to Taper in January By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer December 19, 2013 Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve for a few more weeks, announced Wednesday that the Fed would begin tapering back on its $85 billion a month bond buying program. 5 Tips for Selling a Home in Winter By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer December 17, 2013 Homeowners who list their homes in the winter usually are more motivated to sell, according to a new infographic from Veterans United. FHA Faces $1.3 Billion Capital Shortfall By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer December 16, 2013 The Federal Housing Administration, which in September received a first-ever $1.7 billion bailout from the U.S. Treasury, said an audit of its finances has found it still faces a $1.3 billion capital shortfall. New Fed Paper Addresses Why Housing Inventories are Low By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer December 13, 2013 Just about anywhere you look in the United States the residential real estate market is plagued by a lack of homes for sale. Mel Watt Confirmed as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Regulator By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer December 12, 2013 The Senate voted 57-41 on Dec. 10, to confirm Rep. Mel Watt, D-N.C., to head the federal agency overseeing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, ending a year-long battle by the White House to install a new regulator. Are 2014 Mortgage Standards Too Tough? By Peter Miller, Contributor December 3, 2013 New and tougher mortgage standards will be here in just a few weeks, financial norms that are causing the home loan industry to shudder and quake. Print Email

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