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...under pressure from bank owned properties.
April had 419 properties sold compared to 366 in March. This makes 4 straight months of a positive swing in sale in the Reno - 100 Area. However, April saw a 6% drop in median price after three months of relative stability. Of the 419 sales in April 215 were bank owned and another 80 where short sales.
649 new listing came on the market in April a drop of 12% from March. 370 of these listing were either bank owned or a short sale.
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...use to be able to put an ad in the newspaper or magazine to create interest in his property.Â Now only about 20% of home buyers go to a newspaper or magazine before buying a house.Â Wayne Gretzky once said â€œA great hockey player skates to where the puck is goingâ€. Â In real estate that is also true, a seller needs to advertise where the buyers are going.Â That is the internet; over 80% of buyers start their search by looking at houses on line. Â A seller should get his house on as many web-sites as possible, over 30 different sites is highly recommended.... (more)
"Can we really *own* a piece of the earth when no one in our family will live forever?"
~Billy, age 6 on asking his parents real estate agent about buying a new home.
I find it amazing how the wisdom of a small child can point out to us adults that the earth belongs to no one person, but everyone. The earth is in fact a time share; individually we possess the right to use the property, and each sharer is allotted a period of time (typically a lifetime) in which they may use the earth. Timeshares may be on a "to use" basis, but in this case every individual must do their part to... (more)
...to treat all parties honestly. When serving a buyer, seller, landlord, tenant or other party in a non-agency capacity, REALTORS® remain obligated to treat all parties honestly. (Amended 1/01)
· Standard of Practice 1-1
REALTORS®, when acting as principals in a real estate transaction, remain obligated by the duties imposed by the Code of Ethics. (Amended 1/93)
· Standard of Practice 1-2
The duties imposed by the Code of Ethics encompass all real estate-related activities and transactions whether conducted in person, electronically, or... (more)
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...may look like in the coming months.When the economy was on an upswing around 2003/2004, a lot of things came easily. Loans, houses, jobs, bonuses, opportunity, all of it was free flowing and didn't seem to have an end in sight. The tech bubble was deflating and everyone was getting their real estate license and making a lot of money selling houses. We didn't look too far ahead. I reeped the benefits when our home appreciated by 30% in one 12month period. Historically, houses appreciate between 4 and 7% annually, so did we think history was rewriting itself? That would be the only... (more)
...of a simple living community and has caused the unnecessary stress and upheaval of good people.The city of San Pablo has already given the money to Paragon to do their job of helping tenants relocate with ease.Â InsteadÂ Paragon has forced many tenants out andÂ I believe taken the allotment of money in their own greedy hands, about 70 thousand dollars per unit.Â Get a lawyer? Most people in trailer parks could not afford one who couldnâ€™t be bought out by Paragon for a nominal price.Â Â Prime real estateÂ acquisition, another reason for ethnic cleansing.(more)
...own scientists consider acceptable. Themost conservative estimates based on the data indicate that more than 34 million Americans drink tap water supplied by systems containing average levels of arsenic that pose unacceptable cancer risks.
8) Increased Regulatory StandardsPreventing Real Estate Price Gouging, Corrupt Builders & Landlords. Price gouging is when theprice of a market increases more than 25% in a year, beyond the salary of minimum wage. Twenty seven million dollar mansions, $500k for a 1 bedroom in NYC, by chance does mother nature,the treesor theforestreceive... (more)
...who traditionally would not have qualified for a home loan. Many lenders simply lent money without any verification as to income or the ability to repay the loans.
Deregulation also set into motion quick “get rich” scams by speculators, who saw an opportunity to pounce into the real estate market, purchase “investment homes”, with no income verification and with little or no money down, and “flip” those homes for a sizeable profit.
This financial feeding frenzy went unabated for years and was actually encouraged by the likes of Senator Chuck Schumer, and Rep.... (more)
...official handed you a silver spoon with chocolate in it, but you found out later it was actually pudding mixed with feces. What would you do? Politics are messy and so are the lies often fed to us by our officials to justifycertain legislative policies regardingprice gouging of; mortgages, real estate, gas, oil and even food. Food, water and air, something all humans cannot live without. The question is, does any world government, financial institution or corporation have the right to monopolize or privatize these three things essential to our survival as a global human family?On July... (more)
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... are in the wrong job." Now when I see a homeless person on the street or sleeping in a subway station I think to myself; If we as a community or as a nation ever get use to mass suffering or homelessness, we have failed one another by losing our compassion and love for humanity. Money cannot be worth more than human dignity and maintaing a decent quality of life. Each and everyone of us should be asking ourselves how and why our government is failing us by not providing legislation to protect the American Family from corrupt realtors, real estate price gouging and mortgage lending sharks.(more)