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Upping the Ante in the Los Angeles Rental Market By Joel Cone, Senior Staff Writer September 20, 2013 Having been a tenant myself for many years, I know what it feels like to dread that yearly letter from the landlord telling you how much they’re going to raise your rent. Is the Next Real Estate Bubble Already Underway? By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer September 19, 2013 Back in 2005, when the U.S. housing market was on fire, and cab drivers, gardeners and beauticians were flipping houses with abandon, a few housing Cassandras warned that prices were rising too rapidly and the bubble may soon pop. Another Housing Bubble or True Recovery By Joel Cone, Senior Staff Writer September 19, 2013 The word is out. We are not facing another housing bubble, and a housing recovery is in progress. At least that’s the theme the industry messengers are sticking to. Report Zeroes In on Hidden Gems in the Marketplace By RealtyTrac Staff September 19, 2013 RealtyTrac joined forces with RentRange to produce a comprehensive list of the best rental markets in the country for single family based on a number of criteria. Why 'Zombie' Properties Are Good For Investors By Joel Cone September 18, 2013 Doug Clark, co-host of Spike TV’s “Flip Men” talks about why in today’s market he favors working with “zombie” foreclosures. Market is Ripe for Buying Rental Homes By Peter Miller, Contributor September 18, 2013 If ever there was a good time to be a landlord now seems to be the moment. Vacancy rates are at their lowest level in years while rental rates have been soaring. Leveraging the Latest Housing Trends to Create Inventory: Presentation & Video By Daren Blomquist, RealtyTrac Vice President September 18, 2013 Last month I had the privilege of speaking with several hundred real estate agents in Orlando about the latest trends in the housing market and how to leverage those trends to create listing inventory. Where to Find Your Bread and Butter Properties By Joel Cone September 17, 2013 Doug Clark, co-host of Spike TV’s “Flip Men,” has bought and flipped hundreds of properties in his real estate investment career. Preparing for a World Without Record-Low Interest Rates By Octavio Nuiry September 13, 2013 Mortgage interest rates are starting to rise dramatically, and lenders such as Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo are cutting thousands of mortgage-related jobs. California Housing Affordability Plummets By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer September 13, 2013 Real estate writers rarely cover housing affordability. It’s not a sexy topic. Print Email

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