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  • Growing Labor Shortages Impeding Housing and Economic Recovery by

    (NAR) -- Growing labor shortages in all facets of the residential construction sector are impeding the housing and economic recovery, according to a new survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

  • Natural, Organic & (almost) Free Ways To Increase Real Estate Values In Your Condominium & Homeowners Association by

    Per the Community Association Institute (CAI - the industry trade group) - at the end of 2012, there were 323,600 community associations, 25.9 million residential housing units and 63.4 million residents living in a community association (condo, HOA, co-op)

  • The Loan ‘Shopper’ from Hell by

    In the lending business, there is a term called a “shopper” to describe a person who is calling every lender in town to find the best deal on a loan. Experienced lenders can usually spot a ‘shopper’ a mile away, while more inexperienced lenders are easy prey. Many times a ‘shopper’ will pretend that the lender is their only lender, while he or she is working with half a dozen lenders at the same time.

  • DeMarco Pushes Housing Finance Reform as Fannie Profits Soar by

    (Bloomberg News) - Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac, the two government-seized mortgage financiers, appear increasingly likely to pay billions of dollars to the U.S. Treasury, focusing attention in Washington on what should replace them.

  • Hedge Funds are Fueling Foreclosure Inflation by

    Though hedge fund purchases on a national level have had minimal impact, in the nation’s hottest foreclosure markets hedge funds, or institutional investors, are contributing to double digit foreclosure price increases and dramatic declines in REO inventories.

  • What to Know About Being #1: The key to a successful partnership with Craig Proctor & Eric Mitchell by

    Craig Proctor and Eric Mitchell have forged a synergistic relationship. In fact, their relationship is a mirror reflection of the business philosophy that has made them extremely successful. It is a relationship, partnership, and friendship – however you term it – which is at the heart of every successful sale. The foundation of such a relationship is not simply reciprocity in how they serve each other, but most importantly, how they provide tremendous value to their clients.

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