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Archive for March 2011

Real Estate: GOLDen Opportunity of This Decade

March 31st, 2011   by lisasheppard

 

Real Estate: GOLDen Opportunity of This Decade

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Everyone wants to comment on the current real estate market. They want to talk about how now is not the time to buy a home. Some even argue owning a house has never been a great investment. Most say it will be a long time before real estate again begins to appreciate. It all sounds so familiar to me. It was just a decade ago that many made the same arguments about gold as an investment.

Month’s Shadow Inventory: State by State

March 29th, 2011   by lisasheppard
Very good information!!

Month™s Shadow Inventory: State by State

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ShareLast week, we reported on the National Association of Realtors™ (NAR) Economic Outlook and gave you a map showing the percentage of overall sales that distressed properties represented in each state. Today we want to show you another map from the same NAR outlook.

Double Dip or Double Your Money?…or Both?

March 28th, 2011   by lisasheppard
Now’s the time to buy – call me!!

Double Dip or Double Your Money? ¦ or Both?

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ShareLast week, MacroMarkets LLC announced the results of the March 2011 Home Price Expectations Survey, compiled from 111 responses of a diverse group of economists, real estate experts and investment and market strategists. Many media sources reported on the survey™s

Distressed Properties: Discounts and Difficulties

March 26th, 2011   by lisasheppard
http://kcmblog.com/2011/03/25/distressed-properties-discounts-and-difficulties/

Distressed Properties: Discounts and Difficulties

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ShareMost buyers want to make sure they get a ˜good deal™ when they purchase something. Purchasers of real estate are no different. That is why many decide to buy a distressed property (a foreclosure or a short sale). The National

The 4 Stages Of Wealth Building As A Homeowner

March 25th, 2011   by lisasheppard
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The 4 Stages Of Wealth Building As A Homeowner

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ShareOne of the primary objectives of owning a home is to let the home appreciate over time and become a pillar of a family™s financial strength. But before we can discuss œwealth, we need to identify the stages to get

Distressed Sales: State By State

March 25th, 2011   by lisasheppard
http://kcmblog.com/2011/03/23/distressed-sales-state-by-state/

Distressed Sales: State by State

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ShareWe have often written on the impact foreclosures and short sales have on the value of the house next door. The Center for Responsible Lending has done great reporting on the subject. It seems distressed properties will be a challenge

The Impact Foreclosures Have on House Prices

March 16th, 2011   by lisasheppard

The Impact Foreclosures Have on House Prices

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Home values are again beginning to fall. What has caused this renewed downward pressure on prices? It can be directly tied to the number of distressed properties in the region which have shredded values  in some  marketplaces. Foreclosures and short sales impact prices in two major ways.

If Prices Are Falling, Why Are the Rich Buying?

March 14th, 2011   by lisasheppard

If Prices Are Falling, Why Are the Rich Buying?

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ShareThere is an interesting phenomenon taking place in the real estate market. While house prices are falling, the rich are starting to purchase. DataQuick Information Systems reported last week that sales on homes $1 million or more rose 18.6% last

Judging An Agent’s Listing Presentation

March 10th, 2011   by lisasheppard

Judging An Agent™s Listing Presentation

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ShareI brainstorm with dozens of real estate agents every month. I have sat down with literally hundreds of them over the years. And one of the primary questions I ask them is œWhy would I list my home with you?.

Hire A Smart Duck

March 9th, 2011   by lisasheppard

Hire a Smart Duck

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ShareYou can learn so much just by observing nature. Last week, I was staying at a fabulous hotel in southern California. My wife and I were having lunch at an outside table at the hotel restaurant. It was impossible not