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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. Home Equity Resets Looming By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer June 13, 2014 Are storm clouds gathering for borrowers who took out home-equity lines of credit, or HELOCs? Tepid Housing: Blame the Weak Labor Market By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer June 11, 2014 Despite the fact that the unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.3 percent in May, with 9.8 million Americans unemployed, the lowest it has been since September 2008, a record high 92 million Americans remain out of the labor force. New U.S. Migration Trends: Texas, the Housing ‘Garden of Eden’ By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer June 11, 2014 In the 1930s, during the Dust Bowl, when farmers in the Midwest migrated west from Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska to California because of severe dust storms, folk singer Woody Guthrie paid tribute to this epic westward migration in a song. Would You Bank With Google Or Amazon? By Peter Miller, Contributor June 10, 2014 We usually think of banks as our leading source of financial services, but what if they faced new competitors. Would you be willing to get a mortgage from Google or Amazon, Apple or Facebook? Print Email

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