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  • White House Pushes to Make Mortgages More Accessible to Borrowers by

    Despite the severe economic downfall left behind by the bursting of the housing bubble, home ownership remains as one of the tenets of the American Dream. For many first-time homeowners these days, however, fulfilling that portion of the American Dream is becoming increasingly difficult due to strict mortgage lending guidelines and requirements. This is an issue that the White House wants to alleviate.

  • Can Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Sustain Their Profits? by

    A recent opinion piece by Matthew C. Klein and published by Bloomberg View argues that recent healthy profits posted by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could come to a stop once interest rates start to climb. Mr. Klein supports the reform of both government-sponsored entities (GSEs) even as they continue to post profits in the next few years. He argues that current profits at Fannie and Freddie may not last and could evaporate unless lawmakers and public officials agree on comprehensive reform.

  • Days on Market Longer Than Last Year for Home Flips by

    Two of my most active real estate investors in the Utah market both called me this week with a conundrum. They both have properties that have been purchased, fixed up, and are now re-listed for sale. Both investors are still sitting on these properties after nearly 6 months, and they are still not resold. They've both been under contract several times, but no sale has yet consummated. But what is the conundrum?

  • The Red-Hot U.S. Rental Market Begins to Level Off by

    Apartment hunters in the United States found average rent prices higher than expected in the first quarter of 2013. The cost of renting a home could still go up a little more in the near future, but not by much. Landlords have been enjoying several months of rent increases, but this windfall seems on the verge of finishing.

  • 50 Easy Ways For Real Estate Investors To Find Motivated Sellers by

    Real Estate Investing can be very lucrative when dealing with "MOTIVATED SELLERS". Working with Motivated Sellers opens up more creative investing possibilities, increases the number real estate investment deals you do, keeps more money in your pockets in terms of upfront costs and profit potential and its just simply easier to work with sellers who are emotionally committed to off loading their real estate property by any means necessary.

  • Americans Exit the Housing Crisis with New Appreciation for Renting by

    Six years of crisis have changed forever the way Americans think about housing. It’s good news for rental housing and not so good news for the home ownership industry, according to a massive new study conducted by Hart Research for the MacArthur Foundation.

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