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First-time Home Buyers Face Greater Competition

First-time home buyers once had a huge inventory of homes to choose from, but now they’re finding tightened supplies and steeper competition for what’s left.
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It is a tough market right now for buyers, but especially first-timers.

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Debe Maxwell www.iCharlotteRealEstate.com's curator insight, January 12, 2013 12:45 AM

Low supply, high demand = a seller's market!  If you're a home buyer, now is the time to find your home before the market heats up in the spring and you find yourself in a multiple Offer situation!

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Good news about real estate: Home equity is growing again

Good news about real estate: Home equity is growing again | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON —With all the nail biting over fiscal policy and the economy in the closing weeks of 2012, you might have missed some of the positive trends under way for real estate.
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The Biggest Complaints About Los Angeles — And Why They're Wrong

The Biggest Complaints About Los Angeles — And Why They're Wrong | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
We get it: you love to hate on L.A. But your most common disses are unfounded and unfair. Let's straighten this out.
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Surprise, surprise

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Supply of 'shadow' homes declines again

Supply of 'shadow' homes declines again | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
House hunters looking for bargain properties in the new year will probably be disappointed.
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More good news to help lift the market.

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New Calif. Law Requires Disclosure of Foreclosure to Tenants

A new law that took effect Jan. 1, requires property managers and landlords in California to disclose to prospective tenants if a property for rent is in foreclosure.
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Good news indeed.

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Housing's Recovery Means Fewer Can Afford Home

Housing's Recovery Means Fewer Can Afford Home | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it

Rising home prices are cutting into the affordability that was bringing more buyers back to the market.


Via Rich Cederberg
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There is always a catch.

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Rich Cederberg's curator insight, December 12, 2012 10:45 AM

It's fascinating to watch the real estate market shift and turn!

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Location looms large in pump prices at California gas stations

Location looms large in pump prices at California gas stations | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
Record gasoline prices in 2012 and calls for investigation of California's fuel markets have brought into focus a persistent peculiarity of the state's service station world: the wild swings in price any brand has from one location to the next.
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The prices difference from one corner to the next is amazing.

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Sharon Paxson's comment, January 2, 2013 3:56 PM
It is ridiculous honestly, and we are still paying the highest prices I believe.
Jane Peters www.homejane.com's comment, January 2, 2013 4:14 PM
I think we are.
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Luxury Snaps Back

Luxury Snaps Back | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
With their children through college, Myra McWethy and her husband Kevin decided to sell their three-bedroom Santa Monica, Calif., home in May and move to San Diego. Given the soft housing market, they ...
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Recently a $2.250M home in Santa Monica sold for $3M!   There is pent up demand for sure.

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Five things to know about PMI

Five things to know about PMI | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
If you're getting a home loan, the lender may require you to pay for private mortgage insurance, or PMI. Here are some key things to know about PMI and how to get rid of it:
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A heads up on what is involved in getting Private Mortgage Insurance

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10 things real-estate listing sites won’t say

10 things real-estate listing sites won’t say | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
Home buyer, beware: The virtual marketplace is rife with errors that can derail sales.
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This does not make our industry look good, but it is an interesting article.

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The Best Buyers’ Market Is ...

The Best Buyers’ Market Is ... | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
Find out which major city offers some of the best housing deals and negotiating power for home buyers. 
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Who's Calling the Shots: Buyers or Sellers?

"The days of buyers sticking it to sellers are over," says one real estate agent. But buyers still have some bargaining power. 
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If everyone toes the line we will have a healthy real estate market.

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L.A. affirms drivers who park at broken meters will be ticketed

L.A. affirms drivers who park at broken meters will be ticketed | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
Los Angeles motorists beware: If the parking meter won't take your change, find another spot.
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Short sales in California surpass sales of foreclosed homes

Short sales in California surpass sales of foreclosed homes | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
When housing prices first went off the cliff, most mortgage lenders refused to cut deals with homeowners, choosing instead to repossess homes on a grand scale.
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This makes for a much healthier market.

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The Biggest Complaints About Los Angeles — And Why They're Wrong

The Biggest Complaints About Los Angeles — And Why They're Wrong | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
We get it: you love to hate on L.A. But your most common disses are unfounded and unfair. Let's straighten this out.
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2012 was a good year for high-end home sales in L.A. County

2012 was a good year for high-end home sales in L.A. County | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
Last year was the best for high-end home sales since the housing bubble burst, and among those making the A list for celebrity mega-deals were Ryan Seacrest , Ellen DeGeneres and Jennifer Aniston .
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The luxury market is headed back in L.A. County

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Homes under contract hit 2.5-year high in November | Inman News

Homes under contract hit 2.5-year high in November | Inman News | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
NAR's pending home sales index up 19 months in a row. Demand in the Northeast and West drove an increase in pending home sales in November to the highest level in 2 1/2 years.
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Now we need new inventory

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5 Tips for Buyers Who Use Downpayment Gifts

About a quarter of first-time home buyers use gifts from relatives to fund a down payment for a home purchase.
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This is good to know.

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The 20+ Apps To Know About In 2013 - Edudemic

The 20+ Apps To Know About In 2013 - Edudemic | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
What are the biggest apps to know about in the upcoming year? Our friends at Education Dive have assembled a useful list!

Via Debe Maxwell www.iCharlotteRealEstate.com
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There are some really cool applications coming up.

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Rental Demand to Edge Higher in 2013?

At a time when home construction is rising, why is rental demand expected to increase in the coming months?
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A double-edged sword.  Good for investors, bad for buyers  :(

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Bidding Wars Heat Up in Some Areas

Tight inventories of for-sale homes are forcing buyers in some markets to get competitive.
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It is a war zone out there.

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Canter's Deli launches a new menu with panini, fancy cocktails

Canter's Deli launches a new menu with panini, fancy cocktails | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
Jacqueline Canter took a moment to think about it: What would her grandmother say about how the menu at Canter's, the family's celebrated delicatessen, has changed over the decades?
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The end of an era

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Homeowners’ Costs: Beyond the Mortgage

Homeowners’ Costs: Beyond the Mortgage | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
In addition to your mortgage, here are additional home-related expenses you’ll want to include in your budgeting.

Via Russ Bergeron
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This is great food for thought.  It is not just about the mortgage

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10 States With Highest Foreclosure Rates

For the third-consecutive month, this state has the highest foreclosure rate in the country.
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What's Really Behind the Housing Recovery?

A TIME magazine article recently questioned the reason behind the real estate market’s improvement at a time when the economy continues to struggle. ...
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