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Trulia: No Housing Bubble-Its a Rebound

Trulia: No Housing Bubble-Its a Rebound | Positive Real Estate News | Scoop.it

Trulia: No Housing Bubble its a rebound. Cheaper to buy than rent

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Trulia: No Housing Bubble its a rebound. Cheaper to buy than rent

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How to Extend Your Social Conversations For Fun and Profit

How to Extend Your Social Conversations For Fun and Profit | Positive Real Estate News | Scoop.it

  Lots of examples of embedding and inserting conversation across multiple social platforms. Hopefully this gets everyone to see the potential for repurposing and getting some scale with content. #socialseo http://www.socializedseo.com/extend-social-conversations-fun-profit/

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Real Estate is Back - Positive News On Real Estate

Real Estate is Back - Positive News On Real Estate | Positive Real Estate News | Scoop.it

Real Estate is back. Delinquencies are down. Prices up. The fundamentals look good for building, residential and commercial.

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Recovery

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Calculated Risk blogger: ‘We’re in Nirvana for housing’

Calculated Risk blogger: ‘We’re in Nirvana for housing’ | Positive Real Estate News | Scoop.it

 Bill McBride, says housing’s future is “so bright, (he’s) gotta wear shades.”

With household formation expected to pick up, and trends in new-home sales and housing starts indicating increased investment in real estate, McBride thinks housing and the overall U.S. economy is in great shape.


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Calculated Risk’s Bill McBride talks with Inman News about some of the metrics that make him optimistic about housing’s future.

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Builders Upbeat on Housing

Builders Upbeat on Housing | Positive Real Estate News | Scoop.it
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Builders upbeat 

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Mobile Aps Vs Website and Rapid Content Creation - Search Engine Marketing Optimization for Realtors

Mobile Aps Vs Website and Rapid Content Creation - Search Engine Marketing Optimization for Realtors | Positive Real Estate News | Scoop.it
In this video we go over why the need for a mobile ap (niche-not commodity) vs sticking with a responsive or mobile friendly website. That is the premise
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I recently had an interesting discussion on Mobil aps vs responsive websites and the discussion was a great opportunity to curate more content around the subject. Which interestingly became the real topic

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Fannie Mae posts largest annual gain with $17.2 billion profit | HousingWire

Fannie Mae posts largest annual gain with $17.2 billion profit | HousingWire | Positive Real Estate News | Scoop.it

"Our financial results improved significantly in 2012 and we expect our earnings to remain strong over the next few years," said Timothy Mayopoulos, president and chief executive officer of Fannie Mae. http://www.positiveonrealestate.com

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Our financial results improved significantly in 2012 and we expect our earnings to remain strong over the next few years," said Timothy Mayopoulos, president and chief executive officer of Fannie Mae.

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Chase Study Concludes Homeownership is Still Desired by the Majority | Mortgage News | Daily National and State Headlines

Chase Study Concludes Homeownership is Still Desired by the Majority | Mortgage News | Daily National and State Headlines | Positive Real Estate News | Scoop.it

The American dream of homeownership is alive and well even after the battering prices and budgets took during the housing crisis, according to a survey released by Chase.http://www.positiveonrealestate.com

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The American dream of homeownership is alive and well even after the battering prices and budgets took during the housing crisis, according to a survey released by Chase.Interestingly Chase is now offering lower down loans and securitized mortgages.http://www.positiveonrealestate.com

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JP Morgan: housing a time to buy

JP Morgan: housing a time to buy | Positive Real Estate News | Scoop.it
JP Morgan: housing a time to buy;JPMorgan Chase & Co. more than doubled its forecast for U.S. home price gains in 2013 to 7 percent this week, and predicts a more than 14 percent increase through 2015.
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The Cost of Recovery: FSBOs are BAAAACK | RealEstateEconomyWatch.com

Realtors I have good news and bad:  In the hottest markets around the nation, for sale by owner signs are popping up in yards as penurious owners try their hands at selling their own homes.  It's another sign of recovery that's raising echoes of the real estate boom seven years ago.

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Realtors I have good news and bad:  In the hottest markets around the nation, for sale by owner signs are popping up in yards as penurious owners try their hands at selling their own homes.  It's another sign of recovery that's raising echoes of the real estate boom seven years ago.

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$11 billion annual net income for Freddie Mac = improved housing market

$11 billion annual net income for Freddie Mac = improved housing market | Positive Real Estate News | Scoop.it

The government-sponsored enterprise also reported net income of $4.5 billion for the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to net income of $2.9 billion from the previous quarter. 
 

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Selling Lifestyle Over Greed - Positive News On Real Estate

Selling Lifestyle Over Greed - Positive News On Real Estate | Positive Real Estate News | Scoop.it
The following is an article originally posted with housingtrendsenewsletter.com that  I wrote it in an attempt to illustrate the necessity of selling lifestyle value in today’s real estate marketplace.
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Most try and and sell greed in real estate sales. Not a bad idea. But lifestyle endures any marketplace whims.

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Home Sales Up in Key States

Home prices, with distressed sales included, grew 12.4% from last year, posting their seventeenth consecutive monthly year-over-year price increase, CoreLogic said.

And some of the regions picking up the most steam were those hardest-hit in the midst of the recession.

The five states experiencing the most price appreciation included Nevada (prices up 27%), California (23.2%), Arizona (17%), Wyoming (16.4%) and Oregon (15%).  Nevada, California and Arizona are coming back from steep price drops after being named among some of the hardest-hit states during the recession.

As of July 2013, approximately 949,000 homes in the U.S. sat in some stage of foreclosure, compared to 1.4 million in July 2012, a year-over-year decrease of 32%.

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Home prices rise for 14th straight month

Home prices rise for 14th straight month | Positive Real Estate News | Scoop.it

U.S. home prices including distressed sales rose for the 14th straight month in April, posting their highest year-over-year increase in more than seven years, according to analytics firm CoreLogic.


 

Nevada (up 24.6 percent), California (up 19.4 percent), Arizona (up 17.3 percent), Hawaii (up 17 percent) and Oregon (up 15.5 percent) saw the highest price gains in April, CoreLogic reported. Source: CoreLogic

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Increasing demand for new and existing homes, coupled with low inventory, has created a virtuous cycle for price gains, most clearly seen in the Western states with year-over-year gains of 20 percent,” said Mark Fleming, chief economist for CoreLogic.

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california - Positive News On Real Estate

california - Positive News On Real Estate | Positive Real Estate News | Scoop.it
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Buy V Rent CAR says Buy!

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Housing rebound

Housing rebound | Positive Real Estate News | Scoop.it
Paul Laney landed a job two months ago as a home inspector in nearby Woodstock, as the city added staff to oversee a growing residential construction industry. "I am really ecstatic about it,&
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Housing rebound might produce 500,000 jobs in 2013
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Realtor C&D'd for Trying to Sell a House?

Realtor C&D'd for Trying to Sell a House? | Positive Real Estate News | Scoop.it
We have obtained a copy of a cease and desist letter sent to a single Realtor for alleged trademark violations committed by his featuring another agent's listing through his IDX. This is not the first issue of its kind in recent months.

Via Russ Bergeron
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Horrible that someone would want to help the broker sell a property. I have always wondered on these deals what the property owner may think when the broker is seeking to limit their exposure. I know the tired argument that the broker owns the listing. But in truth doesn't the home owner? And the home owner wants the house sold, and I would assume wants as much exposure as possible. The fight for data ownership-the new frontier.More positive real estate news

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Russ Bergeron's comment, May 9, 2013 2:44 PM
This is a new one.
dave_hanna's comment, May 10, 2013 10:09 AM
After all the rest of it there still is the basic premise of who is the real publisher, and the courts have consistently found. The display does not constitue publishing. The MLS, and or the brokerage that provided the original content are most likely to be found to be the liable party. This was also discussed in The NAR response to the fair housing case mentioned in the article.
Tim O'Keefe's comment, May 10, 2013 12:17 PM
Horrible that someone would want to help the broker sell a property. I have always wondered on these deals what the property owner may think when the broker is seeking to limit their exposure. I know the tired argument that the broker owns the listing. But in truth doesn't the home owner? And the home owner wants the housesold, and I would assume wants as much exposure as possible.
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Home prices rise the most in seven years

 CoreLogic Pending Home Price Index suggests March prices will rise 10.2% over year ago levels and 1.2% from February.

The states with the steepest price appreciation rates with distressed sales accounted for include Nevada, where prices rose 19.3% annually, followed by Arizona (up 18.6%), California (15.3%), Hawaii (14.6%) and Idaho (13.5%).

 

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 CoreLogic Pending Home Price Index suggests March prices will rise 10.2% over year ago levels and 1.2% from February.

The states with the steepest price appreciation rates with distressed sales accounted for include Nevada, where prices rose 19.3% annually, followed by Arizona (up 18.6%), California (15.3%), Hawaii (14.6%) and Idaho (13.5%).

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Has Googles Local Preference Killed Your SERP? - socializedseo.com

Has Googles Local Preference Killed Your SERP? - socializedseo.com | Positive Real Estate News | Scoop.it
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Many local website owners have recently seen their search results get encroached upon by Google Places 7 packs. Realtors, Mortgage pros sites, dentists, doctors and more local based sites have seen Googles preference for local force their organic results down below the Places results. Many believe it is Google's affinity towards the growing mobile market that is causing this preference.

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With Low Inventory, Listings Spend Less Time on the Market | CRS

With Low Inventory, Listings Spend Less Time on the Market | CRS | Positive Real Estate News | Scoop.it

Inventory of for-sale homes increased 1.15 percent in February from the previous month, but was 15.97 percent below the level recorded in February 2012, according to Realtor.com. For-sale listings were on the market an average of 98 days, down 9.26 percent from January and down 11.71 percent from a year ago. The national median list price for a home appears to be holding steady, averaging $189,900 in February, an increase of 1.55 percent from the previous month and 1.01 above a year ago.

Nine of the 10 markets with the largest year-over-year declines in listing inventory were in California; Seattle also showed a significant annual decline in inventory. In these markets, inventory declined an average 48 percent and the median age of inventory was just 31 days, which is 53 percent lower than it was a year ago. February median list prices rose by 5 percent or more in 51 markets surveyed, while list prices fell by more than 5 percent in 11 markets. From CRS  

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Nine of the 10 markets with the largest year-over-year declines in listing inventory were in California; Seattle also showed a significant annual decline in inventory. In these markets, inventory declined an average 48 percent and the median age of inventory was just 31 days, which is 53 percent lower than it was a year ago. February median list prices rose by 5 percent or more in 51 markets surveyed, while list prices fell by more than 5 percent in 11 markets. From CRS  

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4 out 5 Realtors Agree: "Its going up" -

4 out 5 Realtors Agree: "Its going up" - | Positive Real Estate News | Scoop.it

Positive Real Estate News 4 out 5 realtors says its back!

  • 84 percent of agents believe that real estate values and the number of real estate transactions will increase in 2013.
  • 77 percent believe that new construction starts will continue to increase.
  • 74 percent believe that their local economy will improve in 2013 compared to 2012.
  • No market is expected to see a decline in home values or real estate transactions in 2013. Contrast this with 2012 when one-third of the markets expected to see house values decline.

New Construction is on the rise.Shadow inventory is declining.

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Realtor survey is bullish on real estate.

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Steve Mattison's curator insight, March 11, 2013 10:15 PM

Best news for the Real Estate Market I have seen in years.

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Housing Takes off Just in Time For Spring

Housing Takes off Just in Time For Spring | Positive Real Estate News | Scoop.it
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Housing Takes off Just in Time For Spring

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Mortgage applications shoot up 14.8%

Mortgage applications shoot up 14.8% | Positive Real Estate News | Scoop.it

Mortgage applications rose alongside the refinance index, which grew 15%, and the purchase index which also shot up 15%, showing strong market demand for refis and home purchases. http://www.positiveonrealestate.com

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The number of mortgage applications filed in the U.S. shot up 14.8% for the week ending March 1, the Mortgage Bankers Association said Wednesday. The turnaround arrived after three straight weeks of declines.

Applications rose alongside the refinance index, which grew 15%, and the purchase index which also shot up 15%, showing strong market demand for refis and home purchases.

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