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State Of The Real Estate Union

State Of The Real Estate Union

If you had to guess, what would be the most common question you think a Realtor is asked? “What’s my home worth?” No. “Should I stage my home when I sell it?” No. “Do you think interest rates are going to rise?” No. All very close, and all very common questions we certainly answer more […]

Millennials – Listen Up – Go To College – Buy A...

Millennials – Listen Up – Go To College – Buy A...

A College Degree is Key for Millennial Homeownership in the San Francisco Bay Area, say my friends at Trulia. They just shared this with me (after a few edits to my liking), so I’m sharing it with you. To go to college, or not? This is one question many millennials ask themselves. For households between […]

Buy Now or Suffer 8,000 Consequences?

Today I got this email from a friendly neighborhood Realtor: Hello everyone, I wanted to send out a friendly reminder about the deadline to take advantage of the first time home buyer tax credit.  The tax credit expires on Novemeber 30th, 2009.  However, assuming a 45 day escrow period from the time you buy to the time you close and get the keys, […]

“Unexpected Jump In Home Sales in February”

Unexpected Jump in Home Sales in February: -Sales of existing homes rose from January to February in an unexpected lift for the slumping housing market as buyers took advantage of deep discounts on foreclosures. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that sales of existing homes increased 5.1 percent to an annual rate of 4.72 […]

Daily Depression: “Bank Stocks Sink On Renewed Worries̶...

From the San Francisco Business Times: Investors’ growing nervousness about the depths of the banking crisis hit shares of major banks that were seen as weathering the financial storm better than most. San Francisco-based Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) saw its shares hit a new 52-week low, closing at $13.69, down $2.07 or 13 percent. U.S. Bank […]

U.S. Pending Home Sales Up 6.3%

Some good news in an otherwise gloomy picture: The number of new sales contracts on existing homes jumped a seasonally adjusted 6.3% in December as buyers took advantage of lower mortgage rates and falling prices, a real estate trade group said Tuesday.The pending home sales index rose 6.3% in December and is now up 2.1% […]

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