Real Estate- News and information on the Real Estate market

 
 

 
 

  • HomeGain Blog
  • 3 Tips for Insuring Your First Home

    3 Tips for Insuring Your First Home
    Buying your first home can be both an exciting and a scary experience. Many homeowners are appreciative of any bit of information that would help make the process less stressful and as painless as possible. Home insurance is usually a major contributor to the anxieties new homeowners’ experience. They are often confused about how much [...]
  • Real Estate 360 Live With Louis Cammarosano 1/14/13

    Real Estate 360 Live With Louis Cammarosano 1/14/13
    On Monday January 14, 2012, Louis Cammarosano, General Manager of HomeGain, was a guest on the Real Estate 360 Live radio show on The Big Talker 1580 WHFS AM, hosted by Ryan Sloper. Listen to the show. Part 1 (12:49) Ryan and Louis discuss the Federal Reserve minutes. Louis notes the what the Fed does [...]
  • Preparing Hardwood Floors for Home Staging

    Preparing Hardwood Floors for Home Staging
    If you have recently listed your house for sale, then there is a good chance you are looking into tips for home staging in order to increase your chances of success when it comes to selling the home. If you?re not, then you should be! After all, there are all kinds of steps you can [...]
  • HomeGain Releases 4th Quarter 2012 Pennsylvania Home Values Survey Results

    HomeGain Releases 4th Quarter 2012 Pennsylvania Home Values Survey Results
    Sixty-three percent of Pennsylvania real estate professionals expect home prices to stay the same or decrease within the next six months Last month, HomeGain,one of the first companies to provide free instant home valuations online, released the results of our fourth quarter 2012 nationwide home values survey of over 200 HomeGain current and former members [...]
  • Real Estate 360 Live With Louis Cammarosano 12/17/12

    Real Estate 360 Live With Louis Cammarosano 12/17/12
    On Monday December 17, 2012, Louis Cammarosano, General Manager of HomeGain, was a guest on the Real Estate 360 Live radio show on The Big Talker 1580 WHFS AM, hosted by Ryan Sloper. Listen to the show. Part 1 (14:15) Ryan covers the week’s economic event including the fiscal cliff talks. Part 2 (12:13) Louis [...]
  • Mortgage News Daily
  • Mortgage Rates Nominally Higher, But Still Near Long-Term Lows

    Mortgage Rates Nominally Higher, But Still Near Long-Term Lows

    Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

    Mortgage rates rose today, but by a small enough amount that it shouldn't crush too many hopes and dreams. For all intents and purposes, rates remain in line with the lowest levels since November 2016. Any movement in recent weeks has been limited to "upfront costs" as opposed to interest rates themselves. That has the potential to be a bit confusing, so I like to break it down from time to time. Now is one of those times! There are upfront costs tied to your interest rate. They can be positive or negative. Markets tend not to move enough for rates to change to the next .125% higher or lower (the typical gap between adjacent rate offerings). The upfront costs allow a sort of "fine-tuning" of the overall cost of financing. The longer the mortgage is retained, the smaller the impact the upfront...(read more)

    Forward this article via email:  Send a copy of this story to someone you know that may want to read it.

  • MBS Day Ahead: What's a Pivot Point? Which One to Watch?

    MBS Day Ahead: What's a Pivot Point? Which One to Watch?

    Posted To: MBS Commentary

    We have a dedicated primer on pivot points here . But let's look at a timely example with the pivot points we've been tracking in recent weeks. Actually, only one of the two has been actively discussed, the other is both newer and older (it was in play several months ago, took a break, and is now back in play due to last week's gains). The pivot points in question are 10yr yield levels of 2.215 and 2.182% (read the primer on why we look at 10yr yields on an MBS site here , if you like). Taking these levels out to the thousandths place isn't really necessary, so you're welcome to think about them as 2.21-2.22 and 2.18-ish. Yes, I would love it if things were more concrete and tidy, but they never will be when it comes to markets. There's nothing too mysterious about pivot...(read more)

    Forward this article via email:  Send a copy of this story to someone you know that may want to read it.

  • Home Price Gains Slow on FHFA Index

    Home Price Gains Slow on FHFA Index

    Posted To: MND NewsWire

    The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) reported on Tuesday that home prices were up in 48 states and the District of Columbia during the second quarter of 2017. The agency said that its Housing Price Index appreciated 1.6 percent compared to the first quarter of the year. Year-over-year prices, expressed as an increase from the second quarter of 2016, was 6.6 percent. On a monthly basis, prices in June were 0.1 percent higher than in May. All of FHFA's national numbers marked deceleration from earlier reports . The year-over-year figure in May was 6.6 percent and May's prices rose 0.4 percent when compared with April. The slowing of increases surprised analysts polled by Econoday. There were looking for even stronger monthly gains than in May, from 0.3 to 0.6 percent, with a consensus of...(read more)

    Forward this article via email:  Send a copy of this story to someone you know that may want to read it.

  • Power of Attorney Changes by State; Tweak LIBOR Rather Than Eliminate?

    Power of Attorney Changes by State; Tweak LIBOR Rather Than Eliminate?

    Posted To: Pipeline Press

    From LOs to investors, no matter the real estate market, the story is the same: “Loosen up the credit guidelines all you want, but if there’s no inventory of houses for sale or being built, then I’ll merely have 20 prequals on my desk instead of the 10 I have now.” State-Level Power of Attorney News Yes, California has 20 million people more living in it than New York. The Census Bureau reports the top 10 largest states in population in 2016 are: CA (39.2mm), TX (27.9mm), FL (20.6mm), NY (19.8mm), IL (12.8mm), PA (12.8mm), OH (11.6mm), GA (10.3mm) and NC (10.2mm). All told, this group of states represents 51% of the US population. What does California have in store for housing? Due up soon: "The package of housing bills , the statement said, will include ongoing funding...(read more)

    Forward this article via email:  Send a copy of this story to someone you know that may want to read it.

  • MBS RECAP: Was the Eclipse a Market Mover?

    MBS RECAP: Was the Eclipse a Market Mover?

    Posted To: MBS Commentary

    It's a good thing financial media outlets aren't too shy about covering topics outside the financial sphere because without the eclipse, there would have been nothing to talk about today. Volume and volatility dropped off a cliff, abruptly. In fact, the difference in tone was big enough that I wouldn't mind chalking up some of the ABSENCE of trading as a symptom of the eclipse. In other words, it wasn't necessarily a market mover as much as a market inhibitor. All that having been said, it would be hard to sort out just how much of the market's quietude was attributable to eclipse as opposed to the simple nature of the Summertime trading environment. Mondays tend to struggle for relevance in August regardless of astronomical events. If the eclipse possibly didn't matter...(read more)

    Forward this article via email:  Send a copy of this story to someone you know that may want to read it.

 
 
  • Shelter Offshore
  • Vox Urban Taking Over Where We Left Off

    Vox Urban Taking Over Where We Left Off
    Vox Urban is a new site dedicated to the best things about property, development and the built and urban environments in the UK and it's of potential interest to expats too.
  • How it?s Legally Possible to Lead a Tax Free Life as a Digital Nomad

    How it?s Legally Possible to Lead a Tax Free Life as a Digital Nomad
    If you're free to live and work anywhere in the world you're a digital nomad, and you're free to establish tax residency in a tax-free nation. Here's how to do it.
  • Pension Life Helping Expat Victims of Mis-selling Abroad

    Pension Life Helping Expat Victims of Mis-selling Abroad
    Whilst pension mis-selling has been prevented in the UK it's still a problem for expats living abroad, Pension-Life.com is attempting to prevent expats from becoming victims of bad financial advice.
  • Offshore Banking Advantage

    Offshore Banking Advantage
    Exploring and explaining the offshore banking advantage for expats who want to protect and advance their financial position abroad.
  • AES International Bringing Transparency to Financial Advice Abroad

    AES International Bringing Transparency to Financial Advice Abroad
    From his office in Dubai, AES International CEO Sam Instone has started a revolution in the expat financial advice marketplace, and is bringing UK IFA standards to the Middle East.
  • Real Estate Market Conditions
  • Phoenix, AZ ? Pinal County Housing Update for November 2010

    ziprealty
    Phoenix, AZ ? Pinal County Housing Update for November 2010
    County: Pinal Year to Year Comparison Month to Month Comparison Month Nov-2009 Nov-2010 % Change Oct-2010 Nov-2010 % Change % Sold Price to Asking Price 98% 96% -2% 95% 96% 1% Sold Homes 803 690 -14% 635 690 9% Asking...
  • Phoenix, AZ ? Maricopa County Housing Update for November 2010

    ziprealty
    Phoenix, AZ ? Maricopa County Housing Update for November 2010
    County: Maricopa Year to Year Comparison Month to Month Comparison Month Nov-2009 Nov-2010 % Change Oct-2010 Nov-2010 % Change % Sold Price to Asking Price 97% 96% -1% 96% 96% 0% Sold Homes 6,562 5,886 -10% 5,777 5,886 2% Asking...
  • Los Angeles, CA (County) ? Housing Update for November 2010

    ziprealty
    Los Angeles, CA (County) ? Housing Update for November 2010
    County: Los Angeles Year to Year Comparison Month to Month Comparison Month Nov-2009 Nov-2010 % Change Oct-2010 Nov-2010 % Change % Sold Price to Asking Price 98% 97% -1% 97% 97% 0% Sold Homes 5,528 4,924 -11% 4,937 4,924 0%...
  • Orange County, CA ? Housing Market Update for November 2010

    ziprealty
    Orange County, CA ? Housing Market Update for November 2010
    County: Orange Year to Year Comparison Month to Month Comparison Month Nov-2009 Nov-2010 % Change Oct-2010 Nov-2010 % Change % Sold Price to Asking Price 98% 104% 6% 96% 104% 8% Sold Homes 2,193 1,864 -15% 2,028 1,864 -8% Asking...
  • Los Angeles, CA ? Riverside County Housing Market Update for November 2010

    ziprealty
    Los Angeles, CA ? Riverside County Housing Market Update for November 2010
    County: Riverside Year to Year Comparison Month to Month Comparison Month Nov-2009 Nov-2010 % Change Oct-2010 Nov-2010 % Change % Sold Price to Asking Price 100% 98% -2% 100% 98% -2% Sold Homes 3,160 2,693 -15% 2,794 2,693 -4% Asking...
 
 
  • Commercial Property Executive
  • Keystone Secures $60M for OC Retail

    Keystone Secures $60M for OC Retail
    One of Keystone's correspondent insurance companies sourced the 15-year, fixed-rate loan for the 295,000-square-foot shopping center in Laguna Niguel, Calif.
  • Hanley Completes Target Shadow-Anchored Retail Sale

    Hanley Completes Target Shadow-Anchored Retail Sale
    The 22,577-square-foot shopping center in Lake Elsinore, Calif., changed hand for $11.6 million. The asset has long-term tenants and was fully occupied at the time of the transaction.
  • Coldwell Banker Residential Brokers Relocates Arlington HQ

    Coldwell Banker Residential Brokers Relocates Arlington HQ
    Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage NRT will move from its current location this November, taking up 5,000 square feet of office space just off of Interstate 20.
  • Olshan Properties Unveils $27M Hilton Columbus Revamp

    Olshan Properties Unveils $27M Hilton Columbus Revamp
    The company invested in the interior redesign and amenity enhancement of the 345-key Hilton Columbus at Easton. The hotel also added 9,000 square feet of meeting and event space.
  • Historic Detroit Restaurant Goes Energy Efficient With C-PACE

    Historic Detroit Restaurant Goes Energy Efficient With C-PACE
    Austin-based Petros PACE Finance facilitated nearly $1 million in C-PACE financing, which will allow the owner to install energy-saving components that are projected to save $2 million during the next 20 years.
  • Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
  • Former CIA Chief Of Staff Questions Donald Trump's Vague Afghanistan Strategy

    Former CIA Chief Of Staff Questions Donald Trump's Vague Afghanistan Strategy

    Former CIA Chief Of Staff Questions Donald Trump's Vague Afghanistan StrategyJeremy Bash, a former chief of staff at the Department of Defense and CIA, questioned President Donald Trump?s vague remarks on the United States? strategy in Afghanistan.


  • Barcelona attack: Suspects planned 'much bigger explosive attack'

    Barcelona attack: Suspects planned 'much bigger explosive attack'

    Barcelona attack: Suspects planned 'much bigger explosive attack'An alleged member of an Islamist terror cell that carried out the Barcelona van attack told a Spanish court on Tuesday that the group had been planning a much bigger attack using explosives, a judicial source said. The testimony to Spain's High Court came from Mohamed Houli Chemlal, who was arrested after being hurt in a blast at a house in Alcanar, southwest of Barcelona, a day before Thursday's van attack on the crowded Las Ramblas boulevard in Barcelona which killed 13 people.  The four remaining alleged members of the terror cell arrived in a Madrid court on Tuesday where they will be questioned by a judge after eight other suspects were killed. Mohamed Houli Chemlal, one of four arrested in relation to the terrorist attacks in Catalonia is taken to the Audiencia Nacional court in Madrid Credit: EFE Under heavy security, police vans entered the National Court, which deals with terrorism cases, where a judge will decide what - if any - charges to press against them over their suspected involvement in the vehicle attacks that left 15 dead and 120 injured. Spanish media have named the suspects as Driss Oukabir, Mohammed Aalla, Salh el Karib and Mohamed Houli Chemal. Spanish Civil Guards escort a man accused of involvement in the Spanish Islamist cell Credit: JUAN MEDINA/Reuters Three of them were arrested in the northern Catalan town of Ripoll. One was arrested in Alcanar, south of Barcelona, where a house that was accidentally blown apart turned out to be a botched bomb-making workshop. On Monday, Spanish police shot dead Barcelona terror suspect Younes Abouyaaqoub, in a dramatic end to a massive manhunt for the Moroccan national who was wearing a fake suicide belt and shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is greatest) when he was killed. The Moroccan national was the last remaining member of a 12-man cell suspected of plotting last week's deadly vehicle rampages in Barcelona and the seaside resort of Cambrils that were claimed by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) - its first in Spain. Younes Abouyaaqoub was shot dead in a dramatic end to a massive manhunt Credit: EPA/SPANISH MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR Four men were detained and the rest were killed - either by police or in an explosion believed to have been accidentally detonated by the suspects themselves in their bomb factory in the seaside town of Alcanar. Among those killed in the explosion was a Moroccan imam at the heart of the cell, Abdelbaki Es Satty, Catalan police chief Josep Lluis Trapero confirmed on Monday. Police: Suspect in Barcelona van attack shot dead 00:48 Village where suspect shot is 'ideal hideout' Four days after the van rampage on the tourist-packed Las Ramblas boulevard, police on Monday gunned down 22-year-old Abouyaaqoub in the village about 60 kilometres (40 miles) west of Barcelona, after receiving multiple tip-offs. Arnau Gomez, who lives about a kilometre away from where the suspect was shot, described the village of 300 people as being an ideal hideout as "it is far from everything". "In the hills there are many homes of seasonal workers, it's easy to hide," he said. Terror in Spain: Dozens killed and injured in Barcelona and Cambrils In Abouyaaqoub's hometown of Ripoll, where many of the suspects grew up or lived, Moroccan factory worker Hassan Azzidi said he was "happy and sad all at once" that the suspect had been gunned down. "This had to end, because we're living as if in a war, but at the same time, someone brainwashed such a young boy," he said. In total, 15 people died in the attacks, including Pau Perez, a 34-year-old man found stabbed to death in a Ford Focus outside Barcelona on Friday after Abouyaaqoub hijacked his car to make a getaway. Influence of imam accused of radicalising others Investigators seeking to unravel the terror cell had homed in on the small border town of Ripoll at the foot of the Pyrenees mountains in northeastern Spain. Satty, aged in his 40s, came under scrutiny as he is believed to have radicalised youths in Ripoll. Police said the imam had spent time in prison and had once been in contact with a suspect wanted on terrorism charges, but was never himself charged with terror-related incidents. How the Barcelona and Cambrils terror attacks unfolded 02:04 In Belgium, the mayor of the Vilvorde region said that Satty had spent time in the Brussels suburb of Machelen - next to the city's airport - between January and March 2016. In the Moroccan town of M'rirt, relatives of Abouyaaqoub have accused the imam of radicalising the young man as well as his brother Houssein. "Over the last two years, Younes and Houssein began to radicalise under the influence of this imam," their grandfather said. How the suspected jihadists had 120 gas canisters The suspected jihadists had been preparing bombs for "one or more attacks in Barcelona", Trapero said on Sunday, revealing that 120 gas canisters and traces of TATP - a homemade explosive that is an Isil hallmark - had been found at their bomb factory. The accidental explosion in the house in Alcanar, south of Barcelona, may have forced the suspects to modify their plans. The debris of the house that exploded in the village of Alcanar Credit: Jaume Sellart/EPA Instead, they used a vehicle to smash into crowds on Barcelona's Las Ramblas boulevard. Several hours later, a similar attack in Cambrils left one woman dead. Police shot dead the five attackers there, some of whom were wearing fake explosive belts and carrying knives. Hundreds of Muslims rallied on Monday at Las Ramblas, holding slogans like "No to terrorism" and "We are Muslims, not terrorists".  Terror timeline - Ramming attacks involving vehicles


  • Facts about the US solar eclipse on August 21

    Facts about the US solar eclipse on August 21

    Facts about the US solar eclipse on August 21On Monday, August 21, for the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will march across the entire United States. "The Great American Eclipse" will cast a shadow over the whole country, moving diagonally from Oregon in the northwest to South Carolina in the southeast. This is the first eclipse to pass over the United States in the 21st century.


  • Young Mother Crushed to Death Hours After Giving Birth When Hospital Elevator Malfunctions: Reports

    Young Mother Crushed to Death Hours After Giving Birth When Hospital Elevator Malfunctions: Reports

    Young Mother Crushed to Death Hours After Giving Birth When Hospital Elevator Malfunctions: ReportsRocio Cortes Nunez, 25, had just given birth to her third child when she was killed in a freak hospital accident.


  • U.S. Navy announces fleet-wide probe after new warship collision; 10 sailors missing

    U.S. Navy announces fleet-wide probe after new warship collision; 10 sailors missing

    U.S. Navy announces fleet-wide probe after new warship collision; 10 sailors missingBy Fathin Ungku and David Brunnstrom SINGAPORE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy announced on Monday a fleet-wide probe and plans for temporary halts in operations to focus on safety, as it searched for 10 sailors missing after the fourth major accident in the U.S. Pacific fleet this year. The guided-missile destroyer John S. McCain and the tanker Alnic MC collided on Monday while the warship was nearing Singapore for a routine port call. The collision tore a hole in the warship's waterline, flooding compartments that included a crew sleeping area, the U.S. Navy said.