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In depth market analysis - March 21st, 2011 - 03/21/11 03:50 PM
QUOTE OF THE WEEK..."To a journalist, good news is often not news at all."--Phil Donahue INFO THAT HITS US WHERE WE LIVE...Well, journalists had plenty of their kind of news to write about with last week's housing reports. The bad stuff began with February Housing Starts dropping 22.5% to a level close to the April 2009 low, which was the lowest on record. Most of the drop was from multi-family starts, which are volatile on a monthly basis. Single-family starts were down 11.8%. New Building Permits fell 8.2% for February. This gauges activity a few months out, indicating starts in the (0 comments)
In Depth Market Analysis - March 14, 2011 - 03/14/11 10:23 PM
QUOTE OF THE WEEK..."An economist's guess is liable to be as good as anybody else's."--Will Rogers INFO THAT HITS US WHERE WE LIVE...Last week there was no guessing involved in the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) report that applications for purchase mortgages hit their highest level of the year. The MBA credited this to the improving job market and mortgage rates remaining at super low levels. This demand for purchase mortgages was up 12.5% from the week before and at its highest level since last May. Freddie Mac's weekly survey of conforming mortgages showed mortgage rates pretty much unchanged, at historically low levels (2 comments)
In Depth Market Analysis - March 7, 2011 - 03/07/11 04:21 PM
QUOTE OF THE WEEK..."There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect."--Ronald Reagan INFO THAT HITS US WHERE WE LIVE...We should be especially careful to not erect barriers to our progress just because of a minor setback, like the one we had with last week's Pending Home Sales. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) index of signed contracts on existing homes slipped in January for the second month in a row. But the drop wasn't as bad as expected and, as the NAR's chief economist said: (3 comments)
External Preparation of a Property you are Flipping - 03/07/11 12:38 AM
Everyone knows kitchens and baths are often the deciding factor that sells a property, but without traffic your chances of selling go way down. Kitchens and baths will generate sales, but the “curb appeal” is what generates traffic and interest
When buying a property to flip you are looking for the lowest price, but at the same time you need calculate the cost of all the repairs. Very rarely will you find a bargain that does not need extensive repairs externally. Just get used to stripping roofs, painting and landscaping.
There are two goals when you are preparing the (2 comments)
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