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ActiveRain Real Estate Network - Blog Dashboard

ActiveRain Real Estate Network - Blog Dashboard | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
A dashboard view of blog posts on the ActiveRain Real Estate Network, made by real estate bloggers on the site.
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Westwood Lazarus Watch: Luxury Movie Palace Opening 2013

Westwood Lazarus Watch: Luxury Movie Palace Opening 2013 | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
Image via Westwood-Century City Patch It's hard to tell which way Westwood is heading. Some people claim, with the dozens of shuttered storefronts, that #Westwoodisdying, while many view the...
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Home prices rise sharply

Home prices rise sharply | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
Home prices in the nation's biggest cities rose sharply from April to May, fresh data show, underscoring the strength of the housing market's spring recovery, which was marked by fewer foreclosures and tight inventory.
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Number of California homes entering foreclosure is at five-year low

Number of California homes entering foreclosure is at five-year low | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
California's foreclosure crisis appears to be ebbing as fewer home loans enter default and its once-troubled housing market heads into recovery.
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California REALTORS® urge passage of The Fast Help For Homeowners (FHFH) Act | California RealEstateRama

California REALTORS® urge passage of The Fast Help For Homeowners (FHFH) Act | California RealEstateRama | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
LOS ANGELES, CA – July 20, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) is supporting and urging the swift passage of The Fast Help For Homeowners (FHFH) Act, a short sale bill that will require subordinate lien...
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Outsmarting other bidders in hot markets Realty Q&A

Outsmarting other bidders in hot markets Realty Q&A | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
In many parts of the country, in most price ranges, the best properties are suddenly getting offers from multiple bidders who know a good thing when they see one.
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Asking Prices Post Big Jumps in These 8 Cities

Asking Prices Post Big Jumps in These 8 Cities | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
Some markets have shown more than 30 percent increases in asking prices.
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New Credit Score System Finds Many Borrowers Less Risky

New Credit Score System Finds Many Borrowers Less Risky | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
A new credit score shows about 44 percent of the population has stellar credit...
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Venice Zipline Update: Possible Labor Day Opening and $20 Tix

Venice Zipline Update: Possible Labor Day Opening and $20 Tix | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
Locals spoke their mind on the zipline proposed for the Venice Boardwalk at a public hearing yesterday, Venice Patch reports. The concerns were standard (noise, traffic, commercialization), but the...
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LA Starts Process to Close Gaps in the Backbone Bike Network

LA Starts Process to Close Gaps in the Backbone Bike Network | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
More forward progress on the city's work to transform its streets into safer places for bikers and pedestrians: yesterday, the Planning Department sent out a notice that they're preparing...
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California foreclosure-prevention measure nears final passage

California foreclosure-prevention measure nears final passage | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
SACRAMENTO -- A historic, first-in-the-nation foreclosure-prevention measure is one step away from final passage in the California Legislature.
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Time To Buy Houses - 3 Reasons Why 2012 Is THE Bottom

Time To Buy Houses - 3 Reasons Why 2012 Is THE Bottom | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
It's time to officially declare a real estate price bottom. And yes, prices could erode further in the hardest hit markets. At least statistically, but remember, the lower they've gone, the more likely they are to rebound with gusto.
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Home price index rises in April after seven months of declines

Home price index rises in April after seven months of declines | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
A key index of home prices in American cities turned positive in April, signaling that the housing slump may be turning a corner nationally despite considerable weakness in some hard-hit metropolitan areas.
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'Not Every Distressed Property Is a Bargain'

'Not Every Distressed Property Is a Bargain' | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
Foreclosures offer a typical discount to a home buyer of 19 percent.
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8 Signs Housing Is on the Mend

8 Signs Housing Is on the Mend | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
Some Americans are still jittery over the housing market, but here are eight positive signs that should quell some of their fears. ...
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Where Homes Are Selling the Fastest

Where Homes Are Selling the Fastest | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
Across the country, homes are staying on the market for fewer days. Find out which metro areas are having the speediest home sales.
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Peet's Coffee & Tea sold for nearly $1 billion, but not to Starbucks

Peet's Coffee & Tea sold for nearly $1 billion, but not to Starbucks | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
Peet’s Coffee & Tea Inc., the Bay Area-based cafe chain, is going private for $977.6 million – but it’s not being sold to Starbucks , its giant Seattle rival.
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Short sales more rewarding than REO: RealtyTrac | HousingWire

Short sales more rewarding than REO: RealtyTrac | HousingWire | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
RealtyTrac Vice President Daren Blomquist says the financial incentive for lenders somewhat favors the short sale disposition model since the average short sale brings in about $175,000.
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Green Homes Sell for Higher Values, Study Says

Green Homes Sell for Higher Values, Study Says | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
Researchers are calling it the “Prius effect” on home sales. ...
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Inventory of For-Sale Homes Continues to Plummet

Inventory of For-Sale Homes Continues to Plummet | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
In one market alone, inventories have fallen more than 50 percent in the last year.
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Mortgage rates fall to record lows

Mortgage rates fall to record lows | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
Fixed-rate mortgages dropped to record lows again this week, with lenders offering the 30-year loan at an average of 3.62%, according to housing finance giant Freddie Mac .
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6 Concepts Metro's Considering For a 405 Transit Project

6 Concepts Metro's Considering For a 405 Transit Project | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
Click here to view the full photogallery. How's that Rampture going, Westsiders? Perhaps you would prefer an alternative to the 405? Lucky for you Metro is studying the issue, with...
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FHA rescinds tough new credit restrictions on loan applicants

FHA rescinds tough new credit restrictions on loan applicants | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — In a policy switch that could be important to thousands of applicants seeking low-down-payment home mortgages, the Federal Housing Administration has rescinded tough new credit restrictions that had been scheduled to take effect...
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Consumer bureau report raises concerns about reverse mortgages

Consumer bureau report raises concerns about reverse mortgages | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — As some older Americans try to improve their finances by tapping home equity through reverse mortgages, many are at risk of ending up in a worse situation because of confusion over the complex terms of the loans, according to a new...
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Trending: What's Hot in Los Angeles | Serious Eats

Trending: What's Hot in Los Angeles | Serious Eats | Around Los Angeles | Scoop.it
Kogi and Border Grill taco trucks. [Photographs: Foodwoolf] Trendiness has long gotten in the way of Los Angeles's food scene, with shtick taking center stage while the actual food played only a walk-on role.
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