Posts Tagged ‘Real Estate’

Investors to react

Tensions between the United States and North Korea heightened this week, causing investors to react and move dollars into the less-risky Bond markets. Stock markets plunged as a result. Meanwhile, inflationary pressures here at home were anything but tense. Wholesale inflation in July was tame. The Producer Price Index (PPI) and Core PPI, which excludes…

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Wire Fraud

*Always confirm your account number with your closer and Realtor at closing when using a wire.

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Be on alert for email and wire scams

Division of Real Estate urges Colorado home buyers and sellers to be on alert for  email scams with fraudulent wire transfer instructions Cybercriminals targeting home buyers and sellers nationwide The Colorado Division of Real Estate at the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) warns Colorado consumers to beware of a national cyber-scam currently taking place that…

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INFO THAT HITS US WHERE WE LIVE

INFO THAT HITS US WHERE WE LIVE Opportunities continue to abound in the housing market. Last week, the Pending Home Sales index sailed up in March for the third month in a row, hitting its highest level since June 2013. This National Association of Realtors (NAR) measure of contract signings on existing homes was 1.1% ahead for…

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IS THE NEW WORD FOR THE WEEK “ZULIA” OR “TRILLOW?”

IS THE NEW WORD FOR THE WEEK “ZULIA” OR “TRILLOW?” Zillow, the Seattle-based real estate website known for assigning a “Zestimate” to home values is buying San Francisco’s Trulia for $3.5 billion in stock, the companies announced this week.   The merger is expected to be completed sometime in 2015.  According to Spencer Rascoff, the chief…

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Pet Amenities the Next Big Thing?

Pet Amenities the Next Big Thing? In what is thought to be a first for the homebuilding industry, Standard Pacific Homes is constructing models that offer a pet suite as an optional amenity. The company, inspired by the results of livability studies conducted with home owners, is promoting the homes in 27 residential developments from…

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Builder Confidence Rises Above Key Benchmark

Builder Confidence Rises Above Key Benchmark Builders are gaining confidence in the new single-family home market, with the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index reaching an important milestone this month. The index rose four points to reach 53 in July. Any reading above 50 indicates more builders view sales conditions as good…

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Decline in Foreclosures Reaches 'Important Milestone'

Decline in Foreclosures Reaches ‘Important Milestone’ Foreclosure activity in June was down 16 percent from a year prior, marking the lowest level since July 2006 — before the housing bubble burst — according to RealtyTrac’s Midyear 2014 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report. The report showed a much-improved picture: Foreclosure filings, which include default notices, scheduled auctions,…

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10 Cities Where Wages Stretch the Farthest

10 Cities Where Wages Stretch the Farthest The cost of living can have a big impact on how your income actually stretches. Therefore, adjusting wages for living costs can provide a better glimpse at how much people actually make, suggests a study by Jose Lobo of Arizona State University. Lobo crunched data from the U.S.…

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Report: Middle-Aged Americans Are the Real Problem

Report: Middle-Aged Americans Are the Real Problem It’s not news that Millennials are delaying home ownership — but they aren’t the group lagging behind the most in the real estate market. Young people still express strong desire to be home owners, despite facing “significant” headwinds and demographic changes that are causing them to delay owning,…

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