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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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USHUD and Getting More Listings – Part I

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 Relocating People who are relocating are in a

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USHUD Discussing Why Buyers are Harder to Qualify Today

The quick and easy answer is yes they are harder to qualify today than they were back when lenders and buyers shared a phone call or two and the loan was approved and we were all at the closing table.

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USHUD and Selling Homes That Need Repair

Doing the best for the market does not always mean achieving the best and highest price for a home. Sometimes it means getting the home off of the market and this helps the entire community. Home prices are based on

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