Tag Archives: First Quarter

Housing Investors Cool on Buy-to-Rent Model

Nearly half the investors surveyed said they planned to cut back on purchases of homes in the coming year; in a survey last August, just 30 percent said they planned to cut back. Only 20 percent of investors said they … Continue reading

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Inventory Shortage Means Fewer Home Sales, Higher Prices in Bay Area

A chronic shortage of homes on the market added up to fewer homes sold and sharply higher home prices across the entire nine-county San Francisco Bay Area in the first quarter of 2013, according to an analysis of MLS data … Continue reading

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Fannie Mae’s New CEO: ‘Comfortable’ With Decision Not to Slash Mortgage Balances

Fannie Mae is no longer bleeding cash, at least for now. After devastating losses since 2008, the mortgage giant reported its second straight quarter of positive net income, even after making a $2.9 billion dividend payment to the U.S. Treasury. … Continue reading

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Renter Nation Rages On

The supply of empty homes for rent is falling, and the nation’s homeownership rate is hovering near a fifteen year low. How can that be when the housing market is finally turning around and more homes are selling? The answer … Continue reading

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Bay Area home sales off to best start since 2005

The housing market in the Bay Area is off to a strong start and is on pace to be one of the best years since the bust days.  Bay area brokerage firm Pacific Union’s real estate report of real estate … Continue reading

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