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This Month in Real EstateOctober 2010
Market Update
The housing market continues its slow recovery without the aid of the now expired tax credit. Sales are slower but growing, and prices remain on par with last year's levels. Interest rates also hit a new historic low, a major factor in helping  keep mortgage payments low, which is expected to spur sales.
The economy shone a bit brighter in September. It grew faster during the second quarter than expected, and companies continued to hire. Experts believe there is now less risk of a double-dip recession. Now, the Federal Reserve Board's … (3 comments)

real estate market: Price Reductions Rise in September - 10/04/10 01:00 PM
Price Reductions Rise to 26% in September
A recent Trulia report found 26% of homes listed for sale nationwide experienced at least one price reduction in September. The average reduction for price-reduced homes remained unchanged at 10 % of the listing price.
In California, price reductions have increased steadily since the federal home buyer tax credit expired on April 30. Despite this, seven of the States's eight largest cities report price reductions figures below or in line with the national average.
Oakland San Jose Los Angeles San Diego San Francisco Sacramento Fresno Long Beach Furthermore, five of these cities show improvement … (2 comments)

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real estate market: California Foreclosure Activity Drops - 07/23/10 01:13 PM
California Foreclosure Activity Drops
Cancellations and Time-to-Foreclose increase year-over-year
Discovery Bay, CA, June 15, 2010 - ForeclosureRadar (, the only website that tracks every California foreclosure and provides daily auction updates, issued its monthly California Foreclosure Report for for May 2010. Foreclosure filings, outcomes and inventories dropped across the board from April to May. Foreclosure filings also declined substantially year-over-year with Notice of Default filings down 43.3 percent and Notice of Trustee Sale filings down 35.8 percent. The only significant increases from the prior year were Cancellations, up 141.3 percent, Sales to 3rd Parties, typically investors, up 75.4 percent, and … (2 comments)

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real estate market: Home Buyer Tax Credit: Fraud, Errors Persist - 06/26/10 08:16 AM
Even though the Internal Revenue Service beefed up its controls, Uncle Sam has forked over millions of dollars for erroneous claims through the federal home buyer tax credit program.
Roughly 14,100 Americans have received erroneous credits-totalling more than $26.7 million-through the program, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration estimated in a report Wednesday. Notably, more than $9 million in credits went to prisoners who were locked up when they reported buying a house. J. Russell George, the Treasury's inspector general, called the findings "very troubling."

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"Congress created and modified the home … (2 comments)

real estate market: Changes That Could Affect Many Buyers - 06/25/10 01:31 PM
Important Changes to Mortgage Underwriting Could Affect Many Buyers
By Jim Dinkel and Ken Trepeta
The real estate industry and especially the mortgage industry have been overwhelmed with changes, regulations and consolidations recently. In the last couple of months, many transactions nationally have experienced delayed closings or worse as a result of the application of new guidelines affecting APR, Good Faith Estimates (GFE), Truth in Lending (TILA) and condo project approvals to name a few.
There is one more issue that is critical for real estate agents, loan officers, and anyone else who deals with consumers purchasing a home or obtaining … (0 comments)

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