Managing Director of Quantitative Research Jed Smith discusses the data from the 2011 Profile of International Home Buying Activity. He covers the draws for foreign buyers of U.S. real estate, the countries they're primarily coming from, and the outlook for international purchases.
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How pricey your home is may influence how quickly you're evicted from a home in foreclosure, finds a new study.
Pictures of bare walls and floors or dark, poorly lit spaces are not going to draw in many buyers. Learn how you can stage rooms effectively and inexpensively to get great shots of a home’s interior.
Too often, the people who come to your Web site once don’t come back again. You can increase the odds of online visitors returning to your site and engaging with you by running an effective retargeting campaign.
Existing-home sales improved in January from the previous month by 4.3 percent, pointing to improved sales in 2012 if the trend holds. NAR’s forward-looking pending home sales index, with a 2 percent gain in January, also points to sales growth. The latest pending sales level, at 97.0, is at its highest in the last five years, not counting the spikes caused by the home buyer tax credit in 2009 and 2010.
Regarding the article “Fed Advocates REO Rental Program” (Daily Real Estate News, Jan. 5, 2012), the Fed needs to ease the restrictions for investor loans to investors that have good credit and maintain more than four mortgages in good standing. We have lots of potential buyers in our marketplace, but because they have four or more loans, they are prevented from purchasing. It’s a ridiculous restriction and inhibits small business. Loans to qualified investors were not the mortgage problem.
Maybe it’s all the tweeting I’ve been doing (via @realtormag), but 400 words feels like a lot to write about one topic. Instead, a potpourri.
Banks can spur a housing recovery by providing underwater borrowers relief through principal reduction.
Government support is critical to a healthy housing market.