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  Daily Real Estate News  |  March 24, 2008Best Places to Get Foreclosure DealsIn markets where housing appears to be stabilizing, buying a foreclosure could be a very good deal.Forbes magazine has analyzed the country's 100 largest metro areas and then differentiated among inexpensive foreclosur...
03/29/2008
   Daily Real Estate News  |  March 24, 2008How to Help the Kids Buy First HomeHelping the kids buy a first home is a time-honored tradition that has become even more significant as home prices rise and incomes flatten.Here are three ways parents can help their children:Cash. For parents with the...
03/29/2008
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   Daily Real Estate News  |  March 18, 2008Vegas Couple Faces Fraud ChargesA Las Vegas couple is accused of orchestrating more than 400 sham real estate deals and cashing in on millions of dollars through a mortgage fraud scheme that involved inflated house values and straw buyers. Eve Mazzarell...
03/24/2008
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   Daily Real Estate News  |  March 18, 2008How to Handle Presentation ObjectionsSales objections usually mean a client is interested in what a real estate agent is offering, but they need more information. To handle sales objections appropriately, agents should never interrupt when the client is...
03/24/2008
   Daily Real Estate News  |  March 18, 2008Tips for Buying at AuctionBen Anderson, a real estate auctioneer and member the National Auctioneers Association, predicts auctions may make up as much as 15 percent to 20 percent of all real estate sales given nationwide foreclosure rates. Traditionall...
03/24/2008
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   Daily Real Estate News  |  March 18, 2008Foreclosed Homes Attract HomelessHomeless people in cities all across the country are moving into empty, foreclosed homes."Many homeless people see the foreclosure crisis as an opportunity to find low-cost housing with some privacy," Brian Davis, direct...
03/24/2008
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  Daily Real Estate News  |  March 17, 2008Fed Slashes RatesIn an effort to boost market liquidity, the Federal Reserve lowered the discount rate to 3.25 percent from 3.5 percent and launched a new lending program through which money will be moved from securities dealers to the securitization mar...
03/24/2008
  Daily Real Estate News  |  March 17, 2008Remodeling Projects Go GreenThe American Society of Interior Designers Foundation and the U.S. Green Building Council launched the nation's first green residential remodeling guidelines. The REGREEN Guidelines provide resources and tools to make home rem...
03/24/2008
  At least there are some rewards for working hard... Daily Real Estate News  |  March 17, 2008NAR Economist Among Top ForecastersTHE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS'® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun has been named among the top 10 economic forecasters by USA Today. Yun is ranked fifth on the list ...
03/24/2008
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 Who has the liability? Daily Real Estate News  |  March 17, 2008Craigslist Not Liable for Housing AdsCraigslist, an online network of classified ads, isn't liable for discriminatory housing ads posted there, a federal appeals court ruled last Friday.The decision upholds a November 2006 ruling by...
03/24/2008
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