Archive | January, 2014

Home prices show signs of topping out

By Chris Isidore  @CNNMoney January 28, 2014: 10:01 AM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney) Home prices are showing signs of topping out: The S&P/Case-Shiller index posted its first month-over-month decline in 10 months on Tuesday. The annual measure of home prices still increased 13.7% in November, but that was only narrowly better than the rise posted in October. […]

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Foreclosures hit six-year low in 2013

  By Les Christie  @CNNMoney January 16, 2014: 1:16 AM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney) Last year was a banner year in the fight against foreclosures, with filings hitting their lowest level since 2007. Total foreclosure filings for 2013, including notices of default, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions, were reported on 1.36 million properties, down 26% from 2012, […]

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What the new mortgage rules mean for you

By Les Christie  @CNNMoney January 10, 2014: 9:46 AM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney) New mortgage lending rules are going into effect Friday that aim to put an end to the worst mortgage lending abuses of the past. The new rules are designed to take a “back to basics” approach to mortgage lending and lower the risk of defaults […]

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SOLD – $176,000 – 2bd/1.75ba Beautiful Condominium in South Palm Springs

  Welcome back snowbirds and welcome to Mountain Shadows a gated community of 186 homes located in South Palm Springs on land you own. This community features 6 community pools (heated in winter), 1 spa, 2 lighted tennis courts and beautiful resort grounds conveniently located on the Arnold Palmer managed Tahquitz Creek Public Golf Course. […]

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Housing Markets Continue to Show Gradual Improvement

January 7, 2014 – Markets in 56 out of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI), released today. This represents a net gain of two from the previous month. The index’s […]

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Housing Recovery Remains on Firm Footing as Americans’ Housing Sentiment Bounces Back From an Autumn Dip

January 07, 2014 Pete Bakel WASHINGTON, DC – Year-over-year gains in Americans’ attitudes toward homeownership demonstrate that the housing recovery continues to move forward on firm footing despite a drop in housing sentiment during the fall, according to Fannie Mae’s December National Housing Survey results. Forty-nine percent of consumers surveyed believe home prices will go […]

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2014 Palm Springs International Film Festival, Jan 3-13

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Celebrity Real Estate: LA’s 2013 Roundup

Posted: 12/30/2013 11:57 am EST  |  Updated: 12/30/2013 12:57 pm EST They buy. They sell. We look at the pretty pictures like the celebrity real estate snoops that we are. Somewhere deep inside us, we love the visceral thrill of trash-talking Mark Wahlberg’s master suite or thinking that Bruce Willis’ kitchen needs an update. But at the end of […]

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Top 10 U.S. cities for Chinese homebuyers

By Les Christie  @CNNMoney December 4, 2013: 7:54 PM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney) As the Chinese economy continues to boom, Chinese are looking abroad to spend money on real estate. Where are they buying? New York and Los Angeles top the list of U.S. cities they are most interested in, according to Juwai.com, a website where Chinese […]

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