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Homebuyers’ Holiday List: Miracle or Wishful Thinking By Joel Cone, Senior Staff Writer December 2, 2013 Dear Santa: I want a house for Christmas. I want it in a neighborhood that’s not far from where I’m living now. I want it close to my work. ….AND (whew!)…it has to be move-in ready. The Coming Mortgage Meltdown By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer November 27, 2013 If you think the HAMP and HARP were disasters, wait till you hear about the next mortgage mess barreling our way. Top 25 Hipster Zips for Returns on Rental Properties By Daren Blomquist, RealtyTrac Vice President November 21, 2013 While the precise definition of hipsters is elusive there’s no doubt the culture surrounding the hipster lifestyle has a major impact on local real estate markets, and mostly in a positive way. Is The Real Estate Recovery Real? By Peter Miller, Contributor November 20, 2013 Housing during the past year has been hot. The National Association of Realtors reports that July existing home prices were 13.7 percent higher than a year ago. Holyfield Mega Mansion Fails to Sell at Auction By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer November 20, 2013 Last week, former heavyweight boxing champ Evander Holyfield’s Georgia mega mansion hit the auction block. Seven bidders from around the nation fought online to try and land a housing TKO. Has The Fed Opened A Black Hole of Debt? By Peter Miller, Contributor November 19, 2013 For the past year the American housing market has been looking better. Home prices have increased with new demand while the inventory of foreclosed homes and short sales has declined. The Quarterback of QE Spills the Beans on Fed’s Bond- Buying Boondoggle By Octavio Nuiry, Snior Staff Writer November 18, 2013 “I’m sorry, America,” writes former Federal Reserve official Andrew Huszar, the quarterback of the largest bond-buying spree in American history, who claims U.S. taxpayers are on the hook for more than $4 trillion in government bond-buying debt. Are Foreign Buyers Propping-up The US Real Estate Market? By Peter Miller, Contributor November 15, 2013 Foreign-born home buyers are sometimes hard to miss. First-Time Expo a Good Forum for California Investors By Joel Cone, Senior Staff Writer November 7, 2013 Cash may be king in the real estate investment business, but the old idiom that “a fool and his money is soon parted” is still applicable in many circumstances. But there is help. Will We Face A Mortgage Shortage In 2014? By Peter Miller, Contributor November 5, 2013 People assume that mortgages will always be available but what if that’s wrong? Could there be a mortgage shortage in the near future, a time when financing shelves are bare? Print Email

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