CA Equity Home Sales On A Roll

Four out of very five homes for sale in California were equity sales in July. This trend of traditional sales has been on the rise for 17 of the past 18 months according to the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

Buying Short Sales: 3 Things Your Agent Must Check

If you’re at all familiar with the concept of short sales you know there can be some serious flaws in the way banks and sometimes agents manage the process. Buyers brave enough (or patient enough) to consider short sales as part of their home search should be sure their real estate agent spots any problems […]

Fannie and Freddie set limits on short sale flipping

In what appears to be an effort to curb investors from taking advantage of distressed homeowners short selling their homes, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced changes to their servicing requirements for short sales. The most notable change is the addition of a deed restriction which prohibits the buyer of a short sale from selling […]

Headlines in Real Estate for week ending December 7th 2012

Buying a home over the holiday season, biggest 6 year jump in home prices and so much more. Here are real estate headlines you may have missed this week: Should you buy a home during the holidays? (via San Diego Union-Tribune) Once Thanksgiving is over, the real estate world typically starts to wind down for the […]

Headlines in Real Estate for week ending August 24th 2012

4 year high for home prices, the investor effect, short sales and much more. Here are your real estate headlines you may have missed this week: California home prices near 4-year high (via Orange County Register) California home sale prices came close to a 4-year high in July, with the pace of sales year-over-year growing for […]