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DS News Webcast: Wednesday 4/23/2014

According to estimates from the National Association of Realtors, total existing-home sales in March came in at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.5 million, a 0.2 percent slip from February's downwardly revised pace of 4.6 million and a nearly two-year low. Compared to March 2013, the sales rate was down 7.5 percent. Removing figures for co-ops, condominiums, ...

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FHFA House Price Index Rises Slightly In February

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released its monthly House Price Index (HPI) for February, revealing continued growth even as winter weather slowed the market. The broad measure of the movement of single-family home prices in this purchase-only index went up by .6 percent, and with the exception of November 2013, marked nearly two straight years of increases.

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Home Values Rise, But Remain Below ’07 Peak

Zillow’s Q1 Real Estate Market Report, released Tuesday, shows that home values across the United States are up 5.7 percent (to a national median of $169,800) compared to Q1 2013. Even more encouraging is that home values in 527 U.S. cities that saw declines of 10 percent or more during the recession are either at their peak or soon will be.

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Wisconsin March 2014 Housing Statistics

Posted by Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR, BPOR on April 23, 2014 at 9:47am 0 Comments

The Wisconsin housing statistics are in for March of 2014. Here is an excerpt from what the Wisconsin Realtors® Association (WRA) had to say:

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FREE Short Sale Websites

Posted by Mike Linkenauger on April 22, 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments

OK, so I know its a little late in the game to get into short sales and start a site, but it is just a reality that short sales will continue to take up 15%-30% of the market in most areas of the country for YEARS to come. These premium domain names will help you stand out from the CROWD of other agents out there who do short sales!

LETS MAKE A DEAL! If you can use one of these domain names, we can even give you a short sale website for FREE with it, and you will OWN…

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Short Sales in Florida

Posted by Rebecca Kitkowski on April 10, 2014 at 9:37am 1 Comment

Has anyone had experience trying to get a bank to accept a short sale when the only hardship is that the seller/owner is so far under water that they will take years to have any equity in the house? This was in an area built right before the market crashed and the number of foreclosures has been significant. This family would like to move back to the state they came from to be near relatives.

The Right Way to Investigate Your New Neighborhood

Posted by Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR, BPOR on April 1, 2014 at 10:35am 0 Comments

The Right Way to Investigate Your New Neighborhood

The house looks perfect and it has all the features you need.  The location is convenient for your needs and there really is nothing standing in the way of buying this particular property.  STOP.  Don’t buy the house until you do one thing; investigate your new potential neighbors.  Here are some tips for finding out the…

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•Short Sale Tip - How To Get Your Voice Mail Heard FIRST!!•

Posted by Ben Benita on March 28, 2014 at 7:17pm 0 Comments

When leaving a message, ALWAYS hit the "#" sign after your message.

Not all, but most messaging systems will allow you to mark your message as "urgent" after you do this.

What does this mean?

When marked as "urgent", your…

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Riverfront Janesville Home Sold!

Posted by Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR, BPOR on March 28, 2014 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Riverfront Homes for Sale

Just Sold! 4136 N River Rd, Janesville WI 53545

We are happy to announce another home closing in Janesville, Wisconsin. This large home was on a riverfront lot on River Road in Janesville. Being that it was a short sale, the buyers got it at a great price. I'm sure they will enjoy the river amenities for years to come. Because of Rock Realty's aggressive…

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