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Quarterly Foreclosure Activity Drops to Lowest Level In Eight Years

Foreclosure filings—default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions—were reported on 313,487 U.S. properties in the first quarter of 2015, down 7 percent from the previous quarter and down 8 percent from the first quarter of 2014 to the lowest quarterly

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Quicken Loans Sues Justice Department and HUD

Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage lender, filed suit Friday in Federal District Court against the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The company was left with no

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Are Drones The Next Big Thing?

Earlier this month, a new report about the FAA’s updated regulations on the use of drones in real estate marketing was published, and that brought about one of the most interesting debates among agents and brokers we’ve ever seen. To

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Underwater Homeowners Sink Deeper, Even as Home Values Rise

Owners of homes at the bottom of the market are trapped underwater on their mortgages even as the real estate market continues to recover. That’s because low-end homes—the most likely to be upside-down—are losing value. At the peak of the

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REPOST: Starter Homes: How and Where To Find Them

(MCT)—First-time homebuyers might well wonder: Where are all the starter houses? Indeed, such properties can seem scarce in many housing markets. A few reasons: —Investors have snapped up a lot of smaller houses and turned them into rental properties. —Flippers

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Turning a Lead into Two Transactions

When most real estate agents see that the lead they just received already owns a home they quickly categorize the lead as a long-term issue and don’t work the lead as well as we may think. As agents we are

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USHUD and Getting More Listings – Part IV

The easiest listings to get are from people who have to move. People that have to move fall into several different categories. Relocating Found a house they want Financial hardship Vacant homes Vacant Homes are Draining With vacant homes the

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USHUD and Getting More Listings – Part III

The easiest listings to get are from people who have to move. People that have to move fall into several different categories. Relocating Found a house they want Financial hardship Vacant home Financial Hardship As real estate agents we have

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USHUD and Getting More Listings – Part II

The easiest listings to get are from people who have to move. People that have to move fall into several different categories. Relocating Found a house they want Financial hardship Vacant homes Finding a House They Want When people start

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