Is it OK to gatecrash a Realtor’s open house?

Is it OK to gatecrash a Realtor’s open house?

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CoreLogic: Home prices rose 6.9% annually in August

Forecasts calls for 4.3% growth by August 2016

TRID pushes industry into digital mortgages

eMortgages are the obvious choice

Items Tagged with 'investor sales'


RealtyTrac: All-cash sales at lowest since late 2009

Institutional investor share at 15-year low
Just under a quarter – that is 24.6% – of all single family home and condo sales in May were all-cash purchases, down from 28.5% in the previous month and down from 30.4% a year ago. Distressed sales are drying up. Want to know more?
Read More Investors still flip for flipping

Still favor fix-and-flip over renting
Despite rising rents, investors still prefer fixing and flipping houses as opposed to buying a house for the purpose of renting it out, according to a new report from But results vary depending on whether the house was purchased at a live auction or an online auction.
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Cash home sales decline for 23rd straight month

November 2014 cash sales fell 2.7% year-over-year
The drop from 2013’s total of cash sales marks the 23rd straight month that the amount of cash sales has fallen year-over-year. November’s figure did rise slightly from October’s total of 35.5%, but CoreLogic notes that an increase in cash sales is typical in the fall and winter months.
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Institutional investment in housing drops to 4-year low

Cash sales at 33.9%, institutional down to 4.3%
Institutional investors — entities that purchase at least 10 properties in a calendar year — accounted for just 4.3% of all sales of single family homes and condos in the second quarter, according to RealtyTrac’s third quarter 2014 report.
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Cash sales drop to lowest level since May 2010

Continues 18-month streak of year-over-year decreases
May’s cash sales were down from April, when 36.9% of the sales were all-cash, and down from May 2013, when cash sales made up 37.4% of the total home sales, according to a new report from Corelogic.
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It’s official: The investors are back

Cash sales reach nearly 43% of all sales in 1st quarter
“Strict lending standards combined with low inventory continue to give the advantage to investors and other cash buyers in this housing market,” said Daren Blomquist, vice president at RealtyTrac.
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Congressman fires up debate on REO-to-rental

Takano wants answers on potential risks
One of the early alarm-sounders on the rise of REO-to-rental is trying to fire up the discussion over what he sees as a potential threat to the housing market in the rise of investor-owned rental homes and the securitization of REO.
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