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Real Estate Links: Housing, Subprime, Luxury Travel, Appraisal Discrepancies And More!

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Summary: Did you know about… The state of the housing market post-financial crisis, subprime lending making a comeback, the Top 10 luxury hotel suites from around the world or why the opinions of real estate appraisers seem so often to vary widely from the opinion of value that’s in the mind of the property owner. This […]

Real Estate: Is the time to sell upon us?

The old investment adage goes ‘buy low and sell high’ regardless of whether the investment is real estate, stocks or rare birds! The problem, however, is that unless you happen to be a seer it is virtually impossible to consistently buy the bottom and/or sell the top of a market move. In fact, for an […]

What Are ‘Boomerang Buyers’?

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Many homeowners negatively impacted by the financial crisis may now, all these years later, finally be in a position to qualify for a mortgage again! These 700,000 potential 2015 reentrants into the mortgage and housing markets are known by the name ‘Boomerang Buyers’. Boomerang buyers were impacted by the financial crisis in one of these three ways: They were […]

Housing Recovery: Illusion or Reality?

For the benefit of the country, the economy , personal wealth, the stability of  financial markets not to mention my business I hope that the apparent statistical strength in housing is for real and stays that way for a long, long time! But for the purposes of providing what we hope will be useful, accurate and, […]

CRE: Top 10 issues affecting real estate in 2014 and beyond

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CRE releases its Top 10 issues they contend will have a significant impact on real estate in 2014 and beyond! Although we are halfway through 2014, many of the issues in this Top 10 list compiled by The Counselors of Real Estate will not only be relevant this year but likely out into the future as well. Some […]

Using St. Joseph to sell your home!

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If you have ever looked to a ‘higher power’ for help in accomplishing some task and you are now having a difficult time selling your home, St. Joseph may be able to help!  The question is whether doing what is suggested below will guarantee a successful sale of a property? Some believe that it absolutely will […]

Is FSBO the right way to go? (Infographic)

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For some home sellers the temptation to avoid paying a real estate agent a commission for their services may override the multiple benefits that using one provides! For anyone who is going to be selling a home, the metrics that matter most to them should include the amount of time the house will be on the market before it sells, the […]

Leave the mortgage interest deduction alone!

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  The Mortgage Interest Deduction! Of course the title of the article is a parody of the fan pleading for the masses to leave Britney Spears alone but, for anyone who owns real estate that is mortgaged or who may be thinking of buying residential property with financing, the title is actually quite significant. This […]

US Economic Calendar: Week of April 21, 2014

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Follow @Hallmark Abstract Service US Economic Calendar for the Week of April 21, 2014 For residential and commercial real estate buyers worried about mortgage rates or for current property owners looking to either refinance their mortgage or sell their property, the economic data to be released in the upcoming week will most certainly have some degree […]

Is mortgage origination data indicating housing headwinds ahead?

Follow @Hallmark Abstract Service About a month ago an article appeared in the Hallmark Abstract Service blog asking the question of whether the housing market rally had run its post-crash course and was in fact topping out (Is the housing market heading up or rolling over? (Guest Post))? If a topping out in the market […]