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Housing Affordability Quickly Fading in Some Markets By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer November 4, 2013 Tight inventory, pent-up demand and investor activity, both domestic and foreign, are driving more and more buyers to the sidelines. RealtyTrac Presentation at Los Angeles Real Estate Investors Club By Daren Blomquist, RealtyTrac Vice President November 4, 2013 I had the chance to present to the prestigious Los Angeles Real Estate Investors club a couple weeks ago, and wanted to share the slides I presented here. International Architects and Designers in New York By Candice Schaffer, Contributor November 1, 2013 New York City has long been a promised land for architects and designers, and the trend of international creatives contributing to New York's unique aesthetic has been booming of late. Federal Reserve Prolongs Quantitative Easing By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer October 31, 2013 With the housing market recovery still fragile and unemployment stuck at unusually stubbornly high 7.2 percent, the Fed decided to continue QE. Mel Watt Nomination in Limbo By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer October 31, 2013 In May, president Obama nominated U.S. Rep. Melvin L. Watt, a Charlotte, N.C., Democrat, to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). The nomination has been in limbo ever since, and now it may be delayed further. The ‘Texa-fication’ of America By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer October 31, 2013 This week, Tyler Cowen, an economist at George Mason University, penned a cover story in TIME magazine, titled “The United States of Texas: Why the Lone Star State is America’s Future." Thinking Out of the Box Helps Sell Homes Fast By Joel Cone, Senior Staff Writer October 24, 2013 To be able to successfully flip a home takes more than just buying a property, fixing it up and putting it up for sale. Fed Options Hobbled By Tough Jobs Market & Falling Income By Peter Miller, Contributor October 22, 2013 Home prices during the past year have risen significantly but can prices continue to increase? More and more the answer has a lot to do with employment levels and income as opposed to bricks and mortar. Why The FHA Should Be Opened To Investors By Peter Miller, Contributor October 15, 2013 FHA mortgages are supposed to be a vanishing species but the use of such financing is actually on the rise despite higher costs and tougher terms. Obama Makes Historic Pick With Yellen For Fed Chair By Joel Cone, Senior Staff Writer October 15, 2013 History is in the making as the nation’s first-ever black president has nominated the first-ever woman to chair the Federal Reserve in the central bank’s 100 years of existence. Print Email

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