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USHUD Reviews What Goes Wrong in Online Real Estate

At the USHUD cooperative we get calls every day from people that need help and new business. What goes wrong is reviewed here and what goes right is also covered in another post. The first thing that goes wrong is

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REPOST: Housing Recovery to Pick Up Steam in 2016, but Challenges Remain

Steady employment and economic growth, pent-up demand, affordable home prices and attractive mortgage rates will keep the housing market on a gradual upward trend in 2016. However, persistent headwinds related to shortages and availability of lots and labor, along with

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The Fall Housing Market

Autumn is typically known as the time of year when housing activity starts to slow down. Generally, home sales tend to be very robust in spring and summer, then begin to soften somewhat during the autumn and winter months. The

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Fluctuating Stock Marketing and Seasonal Shifts Offer Hope for Home Buyers

Recent stock market volatility and seasonal trends may give buyers better financial options and more time to make purchase decisions entering the fall. August data remains positive with regard to overall housing health as both demand and supply continue to

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What To Expect When You’re Expecting A Listing

Congrats! You’ve spent days, weeks or maybe even months trying and now it’s confirmed — you’re expecting (a listing). There are hundreds of books, blogs and coaches who have given their best advice about what to do when you land

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5 tips to make the most of these market conditions

5 tips to make the most of these market conditions: Get invested. Not with money—with your time. Over and over, the successful agents we see are truly invested in something specific, something they have a passion for. Whether it’s community

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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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For Real Estate Success, Always Bring The Value

Today’s real estate agents have countless ways to get their faces and names in front of prospective buyers or sellers, from paid advertising to social media to community involvement and much, much more. Most of you craft some combination of

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5 Key Factors To A Sucessful Negotiation

I have been involved in literally thousands of negotiations over the years. Over that time, I have learned that there are five key factors that play a very large role in determining the success of a negotiation. If at all

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5 Surprising Homebuyer Turnoffs

1. Dirty or cluttered homes: OK, you’ve probably heard this one before so it’s not that surprising, but it’s a big deal. It can’t be overstated how important it is to keep your home spotless for a showing. No visible

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