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CNN.com is reporting that foreclosures for August were up 36% over July's totals. It is also stating that defaults and deliquencies have doubled over the previous year to 243,947. This information is coming from RealtyTrac. While the midwest was still hit pretty hard some of the largest increases...
09/18/2007
Today's ALTA newsletter announced a new consumer initiative by the organization. Basically they are attempting to implement some of the ideas presented in the 2007 GAO Report on Title Insurance. According to the article and their new site they want to help educate consumers about title insurance ...
09/14/2007
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I was perusing today's New Jersey Star Ledger and came across an article about K. Hovnanian Homes "Deal of the Century" happening this weekend. Apparently the homebuilder has decided to offer extreme price cuts on a number of homes this coming weekend. The article in the Star Ledger is reporting ...
09/13/2007
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I am not sure if anyone has discussed this so I will throw it out there. There is a newer site, called HousingWidgets.com, that offers free real estate tools that you can add to your blog or website. It also allows members (membership is free) to add their own tools and widgets. If you are lookin...
09/13/2007
I just found this article in my handy Google Reader this morning. It seems that with elections coming up our fearless leaders in congress have decided to do some digging into the problems in the housing market. Being a free market guy I am always leery about the federal government involving thems...
09/05/2007
The myClosingSPACE.com title insurance quote tool is now easier to install. Previously the tool required an html file to be added to your site along with some code, This new update means that anyone can add this tool to their site by simply adding one line of code to their site. You can see the t...
08/23/2007
While scrolling through my trusty iGoogle Home Page I found this interesting piece of news. Apparently billionaire investor Warren Buffett is considering investing in Countrywide Financial. Last week he told CNBC that the worsening credit and mortgage market may provide some real investment oppor...
08/21/2007
Today while perusing recent news stories at Google News I found this gem that I am sure will raise the hackles of many agents here. I spend quite a bit of time on AR and have seen countless discussions about FSBO's and discount brokers. The article at Bloomberg.com discusses the possibility that ...
08/20/2007
So what can the recent buyer do? This has been all over the news here in NJ the last week or so. Basically they found a home that was recently sold in foreclosure that was home to over 100 dogs and cats living (and some dead) in filth and disease. Some of the rooms had 6-inches of feces on the fl...
08/17/2007
I have heard it said many times that there is an opportunity to make money when markets go south. Someone will find a way to capitalize on poor market conditions and the fact is no markets are exempt. There are many ways to make a lot of money in a slow real estate market. While others may be tak...
08/14/2007
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