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Why the 27% drop in home sales shouldn’t worry you (too much) - 08/27/10 11:27 AM
From Ann Brenoff on WalletPop There was a collective gasp when the news broke Tuesday that existing home sales had fallen off by a whopping 27%. Economists stammered and teared up over the deterioration of the housing market. And we’re sure that more than a few real estate agents — the ones who managed to take their heads out of the oven — went straight to call Mom and see if their old bedrooms were still available. Time to take a deep breath. Here’s what the news really means to you: Likely nothing. Read the rest of the story on Valerie (2 comments)
New data suggests that mortgage fraud—which got tougher to pull off after the collapse of the U.S. real estate market—is returning in a big way.
Read the story at: http://valeriefitzgerald.com/2010/08/mortgage-fraud-on-rise
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Valerie Fitzgerald specializes in luxury residential real estate in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood, Santa Monica and Malibu. Valerie has more than 20 years of real estate experience and is known for her solid reputation in the West Los Angeles brokerage community. She’s also the author of the book published by Simon and Schuster Heart and Sold: How to Survive and Build a Recession-Proof (4 comments)
What is your house worth? - 08/19/10 04:09 PM
That's always a challenging question. Here's some market tools they're using today http://valeriefitzgerald.com/2010/08/formula-to-determine-home-value. Connect with Valerie…
Valerie Fitzgerald specializes in luxury residential real estate in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood, Santa Monica and Malibu. Valerie has more than 20 years of real estate experience and is known for her solid reputation in the West Los Angeles brokerage community. She’s also the author of the book published by Simon and Schuster Heart and Sold: How to Survive and Build a Recession-Proof Business. Search Luxury Homes in Los Angeles at Valerie Fitzgerald Real Estate Listings or contact Valerie Fitzgerald at 310-285-7515. (0 comments)
Phase 1 of the SKY Collection at Latitude 33 was met with unprecedented success and demand.Latitude 33 is thrilled to release the pricing for Phase 2 of the SKY Collection! Designed for those seeking a high-design, style-celebrated, private lifestyle in a concierge-attended setting, Latitude 33 boasts impressive interiors with designer-selected wood flooring, floor-to-ceiling windows, pre-wiring for internet, cable and satellite TV, Energy Star® Appliances, granite or CaesarStone® countertops, Porcelanosa® Backsplash, Bontempi® or Gato® cabinetry, Wolf® Stainless Steel Appliances and more! So, there is a lot to be excited about! There are only 45 Units in the SKY Collection and phase 2 (0 comments)
Do You Understand Why ‘Green’ Is Important? - 08/12/10 01:25 PM
“Green building.” What began as a buzzword a few years ago has transformed today’s real estate industry. This month, we talk with Al Medina, director of NAR’s Green Designation, a groundbreaking educational program that provides vital training, support and information to professionals who are looking to advance their businesses and raise awareness of the environmental impact of commercial and residential real estate. Why is NAR’s Green Designation important in today’s market?Staying educated in a rapidly changing marketplace is vital to the success of any agent. NAR’s Green Designation prepares REALTORS® to seek out, understand and market homes with green features to (0 comments)
Pricing Your Kitchen Remodel – 5 Factors to Keep in Mind - 08/04/10 02:35 PM
Homeowners who are looking to remodel their kitchen should keep the following factors—that can significantly affect the price of their remodel—in mind as they begin to make plans to upgrade their kitchen. According to Kitchen Tune-Up, homeowners should pay attention the following five factors before they begin a renovation. 1. Wood species or cabinet covering material. The material that covers the cabinet will effect the overall pricing of a kitchen renovation, but not as much as you might think. A stainless steel clad cabinet will be the most expensive and a melamine (thin plastic laminate) surface will be the least costly. (2 comments)
Pricing Your Kitchen Remodel – 5 Factors to Keep in Mind - 08/04/10 02:34 PM
Homeowners who are looking to remodel their kitchen should keep the following factors—that can significantly affect the price of their remodel—in mind as they begin to make plans to upgrade their kitchen. According to Kitchen Tune-Up, homeowners should pay attention the following five factors before they begin a renovation. 1. Wood species or cabinet covering material. The material that covers the cabinet will effect the overall pricing of a kitchen renovation, but not as much as you might think. A stainless steel clad cabinet will be the most expensive and a melamine (thin plastic laminate) surface will be the least costly. (1 comments)
Warning Regarding Residential Short Sales - 08/02/10 12:57 PM
If you find yourself in a situation where your financial circumstances either challenge your ability to make your home mortgage payments or you are no longer able to make the mortgage payments at all, you will be presented with a series of difficult options that will have an impact on your personal and financial life for years to come. One of the more familiar options is foreclosure. In a foreclosure, the bank/lender (owner of your loan) decides to sell your house as a means to get back the money they loaned you. However, in this current real estate market, some banks/lenders (4 comments)
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