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Everybody Calm Down – The Market IS Recovering

lisasheppard | April 23, 2012
It didn’t take long for the naysayers in real estate to jump all over the National Association of Realtors’ Existing Sales Report which was released last week. It is true that sales were down 2.6% from the previous month. However, monthly v...

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California Homes Sales Rise in Dec 2011

lisasheppard | January 20, 2012
For release: January 17, 2012 California home sales rise in December, posting 11-month sales high, C.A.R. reports LOS ANGELES (Jan. 17) – California home sales rose for the third consecutive month in December, marking the highest level sinc...

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Where Are House Prices Headed in 2012?

lisasheppard | January 18, 2012
There is no shortage of opinions as to where home prices are headed in 2012. From Clear Capital’s expectation that prices will show a ‘slight uptick’ this year to Fitch’s projection that prices ‘will fall another 13 percent’, there ...

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5 Top Real Estate Stories in 2011

lisasheppard | January 2, 2012
In 2011, we experienced one of the most volatile housing markets in American real estate history. Things we never anticipated happened. Events we were sure would take place didn’t. Today, we want to review the five headlines we think had the ...

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NAR’s Sales Count: Not News and Not Really Important

lisasheppard | December 19, 2011
CoreLogic Blasts NAR for Overstating Home Sales” If you looked at this headline from a recent UPI article, you would think that CoreLogic attacked the National Association of Realtors (NAR) for purposely misleading the public regarding the r...

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The Wealthy Are Also Defaulting on Their Mortgages

lisasheppard | November 30, 2011
There are many who believe that mortgage delinquencies in their region are concentrated in the middle-to-lower income neighborhoods. Actually, the research shows the number of delinquencies in the higher priced sections currently exceeding the ...

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Understanding the Impact of Shadow Inventory

lisasheppard | November 23, 2011
Standard & Poors released their Third Quarter 2011 Shadow Inventory Update yesterday. We want to cover the basic points of the report today. What is shadow inventory? It is an inventory of houses that will come to market as a distressed pr...

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National Housing Survey-What America Thinks

lisasheppard | May 23, 2011
Each quarter, Fannie Mae releases their National Housing Survey. They survey the American public on a multitude of questions concerning today™s housing market. We like to pull out some of the findings we deem most interesting each time it is ...

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