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As investors shift, housing is the new stock market

Another large-scale investor, Aaron Edelheit, CEO of Atlanta-based The American Home, has a different take on the slowdown in investor demand. “Last year, the amount of institutional investors activity exploded. What you’re seeing now is the natural digestion of that … Continue reading

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Trulia Classifies Housing Markets in San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Denver …

January 2013 Trulia Price Monitor Summary     % change inasking prices   # of 100 largestmetros with asking-price increases   % change in askingprices, excludingforeclosures Month-over-month,seasonally adjusted 0.9% Not reported 1.2% Quarter-over-quarter,seasonally adjusted 2.2% 79 2.9% Year-over-year 5.9% 86 … Continue reading

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Attention Mortgage Shoppers, Could Walmart Be Next?

They also want better service and transparency. Although most respondents to the survey showed satisfaction with primary banks (81 percent), many expressed frustration that could push them to find a lending alternative. Top on the list of gripes: “slow execution.” … Continue reading

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Housing Alert: Short Sales May Be in Big Trouble

As lenders plow through a backlog of over five million delinquent mortgages, short sales are becoming an ever more popular escape route. A short sale is when the bank allows a home to be sold for less than the value … Continue reading

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Why Rise in Home Prices May Not Mean Much—Yet

Average home prices through May increased for the second month in a row, according to the latest SP/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, which measure both the top ten and top twenty housing markets in the US. Prices are still down from … Continue reading

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