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Interest Rate Hike Looms on the Horizon

It appears as if the time has finally come. For the first time since June of 2006, the Federal Reserve appears primed to raise interest rates. While it is not a guarantee that the Fed will raise rates, there are strong indications that they will. This speculation is leading many to wonder if this is […]

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Pricepoint Aims to be Zestimate Killer

It was just thirteen years ago that David Eraker co-founded Redfin, a little real estate company turn online juggernaut.  Since those days Eraker has left Redfin to do other things to shake up the online real estate community, and one of those things is being described as the “Zestimate Killer.”  Zillow’s Zestimate is best known […]

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Forbes: Wall Street’s Dive Into Real Estate Might Go Bust

Photo courtesy. A recent report by Forbes outlined the fact that a number of Wall Street funds plunged head first into real estate during the housing crisis, but it might not be paying the dividends that they expected. Real Estate firms that are focused on investing have spent billions in buying residential housing. This past […]

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Will This Home Automation Tech Raise the Value of Your House?

Home automation tools like the Nest thermostat are becoming more popular with homeowners. If you’re planning on selling your house within the next year or so, you may be wondering if installing some home automation tech increase the value of your home. Most experts say no. Background The product of a highly funded and much […]

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Is the California Real Estate Market Overvalued Again?

Photo courtesy. California makes up 4.3% of the country’s land area but 23% of its land value, and according to the financial magazine Barron’s, 6 of the nation’s Top 10 most overvalued housing markets are in California. The market doesn’t look dangerous yet, but this could be the first sign of storm clouds on the horizon. Barron’s […]

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Higher Interest Rates: Good or Bad for Real Estate?

Photo courtesy. The Federal Reserve expects to raise long-term interest rates by the end of the year. Will the rate hike have a significant impact on the real estate market? And if so, will it make the market better for buyers or sellers? Or will things get worse all around? When will interest rates increase? Ever since […]

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Rent Goes Up and Health Goes Down

In many of the nation’s 35 largest metropolitan areas, rent has increased beyond affordable rates for a number of residents. For instance, Detroit has one of the most affordable rental rates of the largest metropolitan areas. However, it takes dual income earners to be able to afford the current prices of rent in that market. […]

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What Higher Interest Rates Will Mean for You

Photo courtesy. Interest rates have been at rock bottom since the recession began in 2008, but now the Fed is drawing out plans to gradually begin raising interest rates again. The Fed is trying to assure that the hikes will be gradual, but the fact is, they’ll affect the entire economy. Janet Yellen, the Federal […]

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Where is Rent Actually Falling?

Everywhere you turn, people focus on the astronomical prices of the rent. It seems cities all over the country face this growing problem – not enough places for people to rent, which leads to huge rental prices, which leads to people not being able to afford what’s out there. Of course, the easy solution is […]

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Are VRBOs Here to Stay?

Chances are, you have heard of one of the biggest trends in vacation boarding – Vacation Rentals By Owner (or VRBO). Maybe you even have experience renting a home or renting yours out via VRBO companies, such as Airbnb. However, the extreme success of Airbnb and companies like it may be skidding to a halt. […]

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