Archive for June, 2015

Housing Market Sizzles

As the Summer drags on, some housing markets in California and the US continue to sizzle. Flattery is a tried-and-true negotiating strategy, but some homebuyers in hot markets are coming up with unusual ways to win over sellers.

In markets where homes are selling at record rates, it’s common for buyers to include a personal note along with their offer paperwork. Usually that means a letter to introduce the seller to ...

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Has Housing Reached an Inflection Point?

The US housing market continues its recovery aided by low interest rates and low inventory, however, some suggest that housing has reached an inflection point, given that most homes in the US are at or above pre-bubble levels. A sharp increase in mortgage rates could have a significant impact on the market as buyer purchasing power drops when rates rise. Below are other signs that the market may be ...

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