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Residential Sales, Median Price Up While Investor Purchases Decline in June By RealtyTrac Staff July 25, 2013 RealtyTrac's first-ever U.S. Residential Sales Report showed that residential sales at a pace of 5.3 million units sold on an annualized basis in June 2013, up 2 percent from May and up 8 percent from a year ago. Rehab Loans for Fixer-Uppers By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer July 24, 2013 Homebuyers of dilapidated properties face two challenges that keep most buyers away: worrying about how to get a loan from tight-fisted lenders and fretting about how to pay for the rehab. California’s High Desert Real Estate Market By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer July 24, 2013 I had the opportunity to present some of the latest California housing data to an engaging group of real estate investors attending the quarterly meeting of the High Desert Real Estate Investors Network in Palmdale, Calif. recently. Buying Beat-Up Foreclosures By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer July 24, 2013 In the June 2013 issue of the Foreclosure News Report, we wrote an amazing story about “Buying Beat-Up Foreclosures.” We had the opportunity to interview Reggie Brooks, an expert on finding and fixing-up abandoned and beat up foreclosures. How Real Estate Investors Can Leverage the Latest Housing Market Trends By Daren Blomquist, RealtyTrac Vice President July 19, 2013 Presentation given to the Phoenix Real Estate Club on the latest national, state and local housing market trends, including foreclosures, home prices, flipping and institutional investors. RealtyTrac Reports 19 Percent Increase in Home Flips During First Half of 2013 By RealtyTrac Staff July 19, 2013 A total 136,184 single family home flips were reported by RealtyTrac for the first half of 2013, a 19 percent increase from a year ago and 74 percent above the level reported for the first half of 2011. How Real Estate Agents Can Leverage the Shifting Distressed Housing Market By Daren Blomquist, RealtyTrac Vice President July 19, 2013 Presentation given at the Charfen Institute's Breakthrough conference in Phoenix in July 2013, showing the latest trends in foreclosures, short sales, vacant foreclosures, and real estate investor activity. Top 15 Markets for Profitable Home Flipping By Daren Blomquist, RealtyTrac Vice President July 18, 2013 RealtyTrac has ranked the top 15 markets for property flipping based on increase in the number of flips compared to a year ago and the average percent return on home flips. Top 15 Retirement Hot Spots for Real Estate Investing By Daren Blomquist, RealtyTrac Vice President July 2, 2013 RealtyTrac released a new report Thursday morning on real estate investing in cities that are retirement hot spots — where at least one-third of the population is retirement age or older. Infographic: The Incredible 203k Renovation Loan By RealtyTrac Staff June 27, 2013 Buyers and homeowners looking to include renovation costs in a purchase or refinance loan can do so with as little as 3.5 percent down for up to 110 percent of the property's after-repair value. Print Email

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