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Capital Economics: Chart shows home prices ready to grow more

Home sales push prices higher
Brena Swanson
Recent housing reports point to the right conditions for house price growth to pick up even more. What's more, the continued steady growth in home sales this year will only add to the upward pressure.
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Minimum wage workers can’t afford rent

Affordability out of control
Brena Swanson
The gap between stagnant incomes and rising rents in many parts of the country is growing out of control. Right now, there is no state in the country where someone earning either the state or federal minimum wage can afford a market-rate one-bedroom apartment.
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PropertyRadar: California home sales up 9%

Homebuyers stepping up to the plate
Brena Swanson
California single-family home and condominium sales were up 9% in April mostly due to the 9.2% gain in non-distressed property sales. But before you get too excited, it is still too early in the year to say the California real estate market is off to the races.
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Placester launches web design for single property listings

Broadens real estate agent online tools
Brena Swanson
Placester launched Single Property Sites that features website designs built specifically for promoting individual listings. This allows real estate agents to message and market directly to the consumers online, promoting individual listing.
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CoreLogic: Cash sales to return to normal level by mid-2018

Currently 38% of home sales
Brena Swanson
Cash sales made up 37.9% of total home sales nationally in February 2015, down from 40.6% in February 2014, continuing its more-than-two-year trend.
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3 ways homebuyers can win bidding wars

You need more than a cover letter
Brena Swanson
After a recent article generated a lot of buzz on how buyers are winning bidding wars, the biggest takeaway from the comments: everyone and everywhere is different. So here are three different tactics a real estate agent uses that go beyond the standard letter.
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NAR: 5 most and least expensive housing metros in 2015

California takes over most expensive list
Brena Swanson
This year started off with higher sales activity as steady hiring and low interest rates encouraged more buyers to enter the market. Here’s a list of the top five most expensive metros, along with the nation's least expensive metros.
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NAR: Tight inventory, demand push home prices higher in first quarter

Sales activity notably greater than 2015
Brena Swanson
Home prices continued their steady increase and pushed higher in many metros areas in the first quarter of 2015 due to stronger demand and tight inventory levels.
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FixFlip.com puts potential rehab houses all in one place

Finds properties best suited for investors
Brena Swanson
FixFlip.com has released its new platform, which lists residential rehab properties nationwide, making it easier for fix/flip investors to pinpoint their next project.
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More Americans size up real estate overseas

The rise of U.S. dollar spurs foreign purchases
Brena Swanson
Americans are taking a greater fancy to homes overseas thanks to the rise of the U.S. dollar and relatively cheaper home prices. Check out the article to see exactly where they are buying.
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