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Realtors Invest in Mobile Technology By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer June 30, 2014 A national survey of Realtors shows that they continue to invest in mobile technologies to advance their profession and help their clients, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Real Estate: Would You Move For $1 Million In New Wealth? By Peter Miller, Contributor June 30, 2014 America is a nation on the move. The Census Bureau says in 2013 that 35.9 million of us picked-up and went somewhere else, almost 12 percent of the entire population. Julian Castro, HUD and Henry Cisneros By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer June 27, 2014 When he was nominated to be the next U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, the charismatic mayor of San Antonio was widely believed to be the next vice presidential candidate — or even president. Suburbs Are Growing Faster Than Cities By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer June 27, 2014 New urbanist boosters — pointing to “the great inversion” — the myth that most Americans are moving back to cities from the suburbs, like to illustrate the supposed trend, that cities are growing faster than suburbia, and that the “creative class” ar Millennials Poised to Kick-Start Housing By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer June 26, 2014 Millennials are poised to move out in droves, lifting the number of new households formed and possibly transforming the housing market, according to a new study by Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. Zombie Foreclosures Still A Lingering Legacy of the Housing Crisis By Ginny Walker June 25, 2014 RealtyTrac recently analyzed zombie foreclosures for Q2 2014 — properties that have started the foreclosure process and the homeowner has vacated the property. How To Sell More Houses and Raise Real Estate Prices By Peter Miller, Contributor June 23, 2014 Here’s a quick and easy way to sell more houses and raise real estate values: Just reduce credit requirements for mortgages and the whole country will be on its way to a housing rebirth of unprecedented size and power. New Generation of Investors Rewriting the Fix-and-Flip Playbook By Daren Blomquist, RealtyTrac Vice President June 20, 2014 A kinder, gentler fix-and-flip philosophy is proving to be successful for a new generation of real estate investors operating in a housing market still reeling from the recent foreclosure crisis. ‘Frictionless’ Flipping Platform Goes Live This Summer By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer June 17, 2014 A couple of PayPal and Trulia executives have decided they want to get into the “flipping” business. Real Estate: Why Millionaires Are Under Counted By Peter Miller, Contributor June 16, 2014 A new study says the United States leads the world in millionaires and that the number of ultra rich within our borders is increasing. Print Email

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