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HUD to Sell 40,000 Distressed Loans in 2013

In an effort to address the country’s shadow inventory and relieve high-foreclosure areas, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will sell thousands of severely delinquent mortgage loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration.Throughout the summer ahead, HUD will sell approximately 20,000 distressed loans via the Distressed Asset Stabilization Program in an attempt to […]

Redfin: Feels like a bubble, but it’s not.

‘Mini-bubbles’ may be brewing in some markets. An informal Inman News survey of agents around the country shows many real estate professionals are experiencing market conditions that, at least on a surface level, resemble those of the housing bubble. An analysis released Friday, April 12th by Seattle-based brokerage Redfin highlighted key differences between today’s market and […]

Selling Your Home? The Cards Are In Your Favor

Selling your home? In most parts of the country, you have finally regained the upper hand. To get your best price, though, you need to finesse your timing, list competitively and match your marketing strategy to local conditions. Lower your sights to make more money. Rising prices breed rising hopes: In a recent poll, brokers […]

Rental Property Investing 101

Want to be a rental property owner? Here’s some good and bad news for you. The bad news is that contrary to all the TV shows about flipping houses and people making money, or turn-key hassle-free rental properties, real estate is actually really hard work, it’s time-consuming and it is a pretty risky place to […]

Investors Cooling on Housing Market

(MoneyWatch) Rising home prices appears to be discouraging some real estate investors from putting money in the sector. The number of investment properties purchased last year fell 2.1 percent to 1.21 million, from 1.23 million in 2011, according to the National Association of Realtors. These institutional investors also make up a smaller number of overall […]