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Last month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau unveiled new rules to help protect consumers from unscrupulous mortgage lending.
As home inventory and interest rates remain low in many parts of the nation, consumer confidence in housing is beginning to return. This is particularly true in California where supply cannot meet the demand of new homebuyers and investors. It is not uncommon that reasonably priced listings receive a deluge of competing offers. With the additional availability and attractiveness of owning a bank-owned property (more house for less money), some brokers have received more than 80 offers on one REO property. With the level of multiple offers at a record high, managing and securing the best offers while maintaining quality service may prove challenging.
2010 marked the 50th anniversary of Real Estate Investment Trusts in the U.S. For the first time, REITs brought the benefits of commercial real estate to the average investor. Since then, investors have risen to the opportunity and today U.S. REITs constitute a more than $300 billion equity market, with an average daily trading volume of about $4 billion.
In my last month's article, I taught you how to follow up with your Realtors by email and phone so you can get their attention, pique their interest and invite them to a face-to-face meeting. That leads us to the next step in my seven-step formula...