Headlines in Real Estate for week ending August 17th 2012

Getting your asking price when selling your home, the costs of buying a home, shadow inventory in the spotlight and much more. Here are the real estate headlines you may have missed this week: Closing fees ease up (via The New York Times) For some people, a major hurdle to homeownership is the closing costs that […]

Headlines in Real Estate for week ending July 27th 2012

Pending home sales fall, green homes sell for more and much more. Here are the real estate headlines you may have missed this week: Pending home sales in California decline (via Los Angeles Times) The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) reported this week that contracts signed for previously owned homes in California took a dip in June. The […]

Legal Mistakes Home Sellers Make [Infographic]

Below you’ll find a list of the top ten legal mistakes home sellers make during the course of a transaction. Some may seem like common sense but you’d be surprised at how many sellers overlook things as the process of selling a home is an extensive one. Was this useful? Share or leave a comment below!

Housing Market Outlook for 2012

As we close out 2011 in the next few months, the California Association of Realtors released it’s California Housing Market Forecast for 2012 this week. The forecast projects home sales in California will increase 1% in 2012 to 496,200 units compared to 491,100 and 491,500 sold in 2011 and 2010 respectively. C.A.R. Vice President and […]

Home Sales Jump Nearly 8%

Sales of existing homes jumped much more than economists expected in August in response to low prices and historic interest rates, according to the National Association of Realtors. Sales were up 7.7% month over month as the median home price fell 5.1% compared to last year. The National Association says increasing rents may be the cause […]