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Hi Active Rain Members, I wish you all have a Happy Thanksgiving and thanks you for all the great blogs over the years.
As the holidays approach, I’m always asked the same questions: Should we keep our property on the real estate market or take it off? Do we list now, wait until after the first of the year, or hold off until spring? In the past, conventional wisdom said you shouldn’t try to sell a home during the...
SENGDAO VONGRUKSUKDI Residential Sat, Nov 19, 2011 12:49 PM Ref: 1 SFR Detached RES Pending Sale 13382 Greentree Ave Garden Grove (GG) Price $325,000
From our friends over on ForeclosureRadar.com Two big pieces of news today on the foreclosure front: 1. Michigan Supreme Court Reverses Ruling on MERS’ Right to Foreclose 2. Nevada Grand Jury Indicts Two in Alleged Robo-Signing Scheme Before I share my thoughts on each of these cases, let’s start...
Freddie Mac is serious about selling its REO’s. As part of the Winter Sales Promotion for its HomeSteps SmartBuy program, Freddie is offering $1,000 bonuses to selling agents—in select areas. Here’s where: Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, M...
So you dream of traveling the world? There’s so much to see, since every country differs in terms of culture, climate, and often most notably, architecture. As it turns out, you don’t have to leave the United States — or your computer — to circle the globe. Many of those international architectur...
When the Treasury Department launched its Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) in March 2009, there were hopes that it could help as many as five million borrowers. Two and a half years later, the actual number remains under a million. Now, the Obama Administration is hoping to breathe new li...
Four years into the mortgage crisis, lawmakers and consumers alike are demanding yet more government action to mollify its destructive impact on homeowners. With the recent announcement of changes in the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP), the Obama Administration hopes to quell those voice...
The question above will prompt some disgusted snorts, and maybe a terse response: Nothing! That’s the easy answer. It’s always fashionable to focus on negative trends. It can also be fun: Who wants to hear about things going well? Efficient businesses, smooth transactions, and kept promises are c...
The good news for delinquent homeowners: Foreclosures are still down from a year ago. The bad news: They’re heading up again—sharply and relentlessly. According to RealtyTrac and DSNews, Foreclosures nationwide have risen for three straight months, posting a seven percent increase from September ...