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The BIG Change in Real Estate

August 21, 2013 7:48 am

In the 1990s, information was being placed on the Internet at an unfathomable pace. Every industry was affected (think about the music industry). In the real estate industry, client demands forced companies to publish their own listings on their websites. The publishing of all listings (not just their own) quickly followed. With this, a new, [...]

Housing is Helping Rebuild the American Economy

August 20, 2013 7:45 am

Freddie Mac in their report, August 2013 U.S. Economic & Housing Market Outlook, explained the three reasons why housing is the key driving force to the overall economic recovery. The Challenge The report explains that the path to recovery has been historically slow: The Great Recession officially ended in June 2009 and, with the release [...]

House Pricing is Still about Supply and Demand

August 19, 2013 7:45 am

Knowing how much inventory is for sale is crucial to determining where home values are headed. Pricing of any item is determined by supply and demand: how many items are available in relationship to how many want to buy that item. The reasons for the strong year-over-year home appreciation numbers we have been seeing is [...]

A Message to Millennials for Our Future

August 15, 2013 7:42 am

Today, we are honored to have Justin DeCesare, CEO of Middleton & Associates Real Estate in La Jolla, as our guest blogger. Justin has written a manual for new agents that is a must read for the new technology centered Real Estate market. It is available online in both print and Kindle editions. – The [...]

A Few Comments on the Impact of Rising Interest Rates

August 14, 2013 7:42 am

Here are a few interesting comments on how rising interest rates might impact the real estate market as we move forward. Zillow Dr. Svenja Gudell, Senior Economist “As long as mortgage interest rates don’t rise too far and too fast, most markets should be able to absorb these changing dynamics while still remaining healthy.” Fannie Mae Doug Duncan, [...]