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Turning Point for Housing Market? Key Drivers Shift from Supply to Demand

Turning Point for Housing Market? Key Drivers Shift from Supply to Demand | Atlanta real estate | Scoop.it

Realtor.com®, the leader in online real estate operated byMove, Inc. (MOVE), today released the realtor.com® National Housing Trend Report for August 2013. As the year's peak home buying season comes to a close, key market indicators point to a shift in the dynamics of the housing market, suggesting that future home value appreciations may likely be driven by market demand, rather than inventory shortages.


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For First-Time Homebuyers: How to Dodge 5 Costly Rookie Mistakes -- AOL Real Estate

For First-Time Homebuyers: How to Dodge 5 Costly Rookie Mistakes -- AOL Real Estate | Atlanta real estate | Scoop.it
First-time homebuyers can make a bad decision by overlooking some important facts about homeownership and not being really ready.
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Can you afford to wait to buy a home? - MSN Real Estate

Can you afford to wait to buy a home? - MSN Real Estate | Atlanta real estate | Scoop.it
July Buying Advice: Home prices and mortgage interest rates are rising, and people looking to buy a home for the first time are feeling the pressure.
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How all-cash offers impact the real estate market | HousingWire

How all-cash offers impact the real estate market | HousingWire | Atlanta real estate | Scoop.it
"People are worried about the returns on alternative investments," says Karen Dynan, vice president and co-director of economic studies at the Brookings Institute.
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10 most common fixes for new homeowners - MSN Real Estate

10 most common fixes for new homeowners - MSN Real Estate | Atlanta real estate | Scoop.it
You've picked the house. You've found a way to pay for it. What's next? Getting it in living shape. Here are 10 projects you may be taking on soon.
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Secret 'pocket listings' return in hot housing markets

Secret 'pocket listings' return in hot housing markets | Atlanta real estate | Scoop.it

But with pocket listings, properties are kept under wraps and brokers only show them to people they expect will put money down if the property and the price are right, said Richard Smith, CEO of Realogy, the parent company of Coldwell Banker, Century 21, Better Homes & Gardens and other real estate brokerages. Ideally, the buyer has deep pockets is willing to pay in cash, fast.


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Current Online Real Estate Trends Powered by REAL Trends

Current Online Real Estate Trends Powered by REAL Trends | Atlanta real estate | Scoop.it

You never know where the consumer may be when searching for homes these days. They could be in the next checkout at the grocery store and browsing one of your lisitngs. They could be sitting outside your open house and needing that one thing to get them to come in.Click here to edit the title


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Obama administration pushes banks to make home loans to people with weaker credit

Obama administration pushes banks to make home loans to people with weaker credit | Atlanta real estate | Scoop.it

The Obama administration is engaged in a broad push to make more home loans available to people with weaker credit, an effort that officials say will help power the economic recovery but that skeptics say could open the door to the risky lending that caused the housing crash in the first place.


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Russ Bergeron's curator insight, April 7, 2013 4:46 PM

Deja Vu all over again?

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New website lets sellers see proposals from listing agents

New website lets sellers see proposals from listing agents | Atlanta real estate | Scoop.it

People who don't like to negotiate might prefer to come to an agreement through a more structured process when selling a home -- one that slices the bargaining aspect of hiring a real estate agent out of the equation.


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Russ Bergeron's curator insight, April 8, 2013 5:00 PM

No chance of collusion or anti-trust here.

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Home prices expected to remain positive in 2013

Home prices expected to remain positive in 2013 | Atlanta real estate | Scoop.it
Home prices nationwide are going into the second quarter on solid ground and are expected to remain positive throughout the year, according to data from Clear Capital.

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Homeownership no longer the American Dream?

Homeownership no longer the American Dream? | Atlanta real estate | Scoop.it
Eight in 10 Americans believe we are still in the middle of the housing crisis — or that the worst is yet to come — according to a national survey conducted by Hart Research Associates and commissioned by the John D.

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Home construction levels soar to four year high

Home construction levels soar to four year high | Atlanta real estate | Scoop.it
Home construction hit a high note in February, but what other factors will lead housing into a healthy recovery?

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Real estate needs more women in leadership roles | Inman News

Real estate needs more women in leadership roles | Inman News | Atlanta real estate | Scoop.it
Broker's Notebook. One of the reasons I was attracted to being a real estate agent is because there is no glass ceiling. Women are paid the same amount -- and the same way -- men are paid.
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Surprising New Trend Involves Buying... Castles?

Surprising New Trend Involves Buying... Castles? | Atlanta real estate | Scoop.it
The real estate market has suffered everywhere over the last few years, driving down prices and forcing sellers to settle on under-value offers.
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Real Estate Report: Reverse mortgage revisions - The Evening Sun

Real Estate Report: Reverse mortgage revisions - The Evening Sun | Atlanta real estate | Scoop.it
Merced Sun-Star Real Estate Report: Reverse mortgage revisions The Evening Sun The Reverse Mortgage Stabilization Act of 2013 authorizes HUD to improve the fiscal safety and soundness of the HECM (Home Equity Conversion Program), also known as the...
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Interview with a Real Estate Appraiser

Interview with a Real Estate Appraiser | Atlanta real estate | Scoop.it
After many weeks of trying to get it organized, I was finally able to find a willing home appraiser to come in and speak to our agents. Naturally I had to promise that there would be no torture inv...
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Jason Fox | DIY Internet Marketing for Real Estate + Small Business

Jason Fox | DIY Internet Marketing for Real Estate + Small Business | Atlanta real estate | Scoop.it
Jason Fox | DIY Internet Marketing for Real Estate + Small Business - http://t.co/obPQ3GkTDU
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Atlanta summit focuses on attracting industry talent - Atlanta Journal Constitution

Atlanta summit focuses on attracting industry talent - Atlanta Journal Constitution | Atlanta real estate | Scoop.it
Atlanta summit focuses on attracting industry talent Atlanta Journal Constitution Upshaw-Monteith said Leadership Atlanta surveyed its membership, which consists of corporate and community leaders, to determine the major issues the city faces and...
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Price Your Home Like an Agent Would

Price Your Home Like an Agent Would | Atlanta real estate | Scoop.it

Today Redfin launched the Home Value Tool, a new online feature that helps homeowners estimate the value of their home. The tool is the vastly improved version of the home price estimator we introduced in March of last year, which helped grow the listing business by 120% in 2012. The Home Value Tool looks better, flows better, and uses the most up-to-the-minute real estate data out there. It’s the best way to price your home online because it prices your home the way an agent would.


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Infographic: Reasons why people choose to buy a home

Infographic: Reasons why people choose to buy a home | Atlanta real estate | Scoop.it

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Kimberly Venuta's curator insight, May 5, 2013 11:43 AM

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Buyer Home Search Habits [Infographic]

Buyer Home Search Habits [Infographic] | Atlanta real estate | Scoop.it
Check out this infographic from Homes.com about buyer search habits      

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NAHB: Homebuyers can afford higher-priced homes

NAHB: Homebuyers can afford higher-priced homes | Atlanta real estate | Scoop.it
The National Association of Home Builders discovered that those looking to buy can actually purchase a more expensive newer home while achieving the same annual operating costs as an older, existing home.

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Strategies for more successful real estate open houses

Strategies for more successful real estate open houses | Atlanta real estate | Scoop.it

On any given weekend, REALTORS® in Illinois communities both large and small are showcasing their listings and their market expertise by holding open houses for the public.


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Energy-efficient homes are less likely than others to have problem loans

Energy-efficient homes are less likely than others to have problem loans | Atlanta real estate | Scoop.it
Research shows lower default rates, suggesting that lenders should offer preferential terms for such properties.
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Spring home tours offer peek into personal residences,...

Spring home tours offer peek into personal residences,... | Atlanta real estate | Scoop.it
Spring cleaning in some Atlanta homes isn’t just for the residents. Dozens of homeowners are preparing to open their doors to guests attending home tours.
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