Category Archives: Mortgage News & Programs

Fannie Mae reduces waiting periods for borrowers with short sale, foreclosure, bankruptcy

By Huntington Beach Realtor, Scot Campbell – Source: DSNews/FannieMae FannieMae announced they are revising the waiting periods for distressed borrowers with a derogatory credit event such as a foreclosure, bankruptcy, short sale, or deed-in-lieu of foreclosure on their credit history to obtain a new loan. This is especially important news for the housing market because…

Orange County Housing Report: The Market is on Cruise Control

June 23, 2014 – By Steven Thomas – Reports on Housing The Orange County housing market is not changing that much. What you see is what you will get for the rest of the year. Cruise Control: The inventory is increasing, demand is flat, and foreclosures and short sales are almost nonexistent. This year’s housing…

How Do Buyers Evaluate Real Estate Crushes?

Coldwell Banker is using video like no-one else in real estate

The Coldwell Banker Brand “moved forward” years ago with a strategy to dominate video in real estate marketing.  The effort has paid off… Industry Media outlets have noticed and their competitors have been left “scratching their heads” with no way to compete due to the herculean efforts and time required to catch up. A recent…

Top 10 turn around Towns

Understanding Today’s Homebuyers Powerpoint Presentation

If you are considering selling your home and you want to try to get “inside the head” of today’s homebuyers, the below recorded powerpoint presentation by the California Association of Realtors will be very interesting to you. The presentation helps you understand how buyers are shopping, how long they are shopping, and what motivates their…

2013 Mid Year Real Estate Market Update

Leslie Appleton-Young is the economist for the California Association of Realtors.  She has recently recorded a “2013 Mid-Year Real Estate Market Update

Home values are expected to rise

  Homeownership Rate Falls in Second Quarter The national homeowner vacancy rate in the second quarter was 1.9 percent, 0.2 percentage points lower than the second quarter 2012 rate and 0.2 percentage points lower than the rate last quarter, according to the Dept. of Commerce’s Census Bureau. The homeownership rate of 65 percent was 0.5 percentage points lower than the…