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Working with Chinese Buyers: An Agent Perspective

RealtyTrac Real Estate Press Coverage - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 23:34
RealtyTrac staff writer Octavio Nuiry recently interviewed Sheril Liu, a real estate agent with RE/MAX Premier Realty in Irvine, Calif., about her experience dealing with the growing trend of Chinese buyers.0Tue, 15 Apr 2014 07:00:00 GMTRealtyTrac staff writer Octavio Nuiry recently interviewed Sheril Liu, a real estate agent with RE/MAX Premier Realty in Irvine, Calif., about her experience dealing with the growing trend of Chinese buyers.
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RealtyTrac Adds Darcy Patch as VP of Marketing and Operations

RealtyTrac Real Estate Press Coverage - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 23:34
Darcy Patch has joined RealtyTrac as vice president of marketing and operations for the RealtyTrac Network, the company’s broker network. Patch brings more than 20 years of marketing and industry experience to RealtyTrac.0Tue, 01 Apr 2014 07:00:00 GMTDarcy Patch has joined RealtyTrac as vice president of marketing and operations for the RealtyTrac Network, the company’s broker network. Patch brings more than 20 years of marketing and industry experience to RealtyTrac. In this role, Patch will oversee the daily operations of the network and work to enhance the network’s services to its current members. She will also work to establish a strategic marketing plan to target prospective brokerages for network membership. “Darcy’s extensive experience in both real estate and data and analytics make her an invaluable addition to RealtyTrac and the RealtyTrac Network team,” said Jamie Moyle, RealtyTrac CEO. “Her st
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RealtyTrac Launches Expanded RE Database

RealtyTrac Real Estate Press Coverage - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 23:34
An expansion of data available from RealtyTrac will provide credit unions with a rich new source of information about the properties members finance with mortgages or home equity loans.0Mon, 31 Mar 2014 07:00:00 GMTAn expansion of data available from RealtyTrac will provide credit unions with a rich new source of information about the properties members finance with mortgages or home equity loans. Long an established source of information about financially distressed and foreclosed properties, the firm announced last week that it will also offer information about a property's tax, deed and other records. “For nearly 20 years, RealtyTrac has been a market leader in B2B and B2C applications for comprehensive real estate data, and we are excited to expand our data footprint and continue our mission of bringing more data to more people,” said Jamie Moyle, CEO at RealtyTrac wh
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FTC Settlement Puts RealtyTrac in the Tax, Deed and Mortgage Data Licensing Business

RealtyTrac Real Estate Press Coverage - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 23:34
A legal settlement that cleared the way for CoreLogic’s acquisition of DataQuick Information Systems Inc. also puts foreclosure data aggregator RealtyTrac in the tax, deed and mortgage data licensing business.0Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:00:00 GMTA legal settlement that cleared the way for CoreLogic’s acquisition of DataQuick Information Systems Inc. also puts foreclosure data aggregator RealtyTrac in the tax, deed and mortgage data licensing business — making it the first new entrant in the field since Fidelity National Financial Inc. purchased IDM Corp. in 2001. On Monday, data aggregator CoreLogic agreed to settle a complaint by the Federal Trade Commission that its proposed $661 million acquisition of DataQuick was likely to result in less competition in the market for national assessor and recorder bulk data. The settlement requires CoreLogic to license national assessor and recorder bulk data to Real
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RealtyTrac Launches File Licensing Business for Sales Seed, Mortgage and Tax Data

RealtyTrac Real Estate Press Coverage - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 23:34
RealtyTrac is stepping into the tax, deed and mortgage data business, making it the first new entrant in the business in more than a decade, even as it also expands its reach in housing data.0Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:00:00 GMTRealtyTrac is stepping into the tax, deed and mortgage data business, making it the first new entrant in the business in more than a decade, even as it also expands its reach in housing data. RealtyTrac licenses its proprietary foreclosure database of more than 20 million current and historical foreclosure records and local & environmental data available through Homefacts. On Wednesday, the company rolled out its newest product, a nationwide property-level dataset for tax, deed and mortgage records for U.S. parcels nationwide.
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RealtyTrac Offers its Own Sweet 16 Bracket

RealtyTrac Real Estate Press Coverage - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 23:34
Hot on the heels of the mega-successful Quicken Loans March Madness billion-dollar challenge, RealtyTrac is pushing out its own smart tie-in to the remaining Sweet 16.0Tue, 25 Mar 2014 07:00:00 GMTHot on the heels of the mega-successful Quicken Loans March Madness billion-dollar challenge, RealtyTrac is pushing out its own smart tie-in to the remaining Sweet 16. RealtyTrac followed the 16 teams that survived the manic first days of the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament, and their place of origin are diverse in skill, conference affiliation and – not surprisingly – housing markets.
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What's Going To Happen To Freddie And Fannie? What Does It Mean For Mortgage Rates?

RealtyTrac Real Estate Press Coverage - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 23:34
Yesterday RealtyTrac published a good article talking about the debate currently going on in Washington D.C. about Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. 0Sat, 22 Mar 2014 07:00:00 GMTesterday RealtyTrac published a good article talking about the debate currently going on in Washington D.C. about Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. There are several moving parts in this whole ordeal that investors should be aware of. Rather than trying to regurgitate those for you here, we suggest you read the article from RealtyTrac. It's mind boggling how much money the government is pulling in from Frannie and Freddie now. However, at the same time it feels like we've been down this road before. Mortgage rates can't stay this low forever, can they? Everything is rosy now, but what happens if this new real estate bubble that seems to be forming pops? As soon as mortg
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10 Cities Where Ordinary People Can No Longer Afford Homes

RealtyTrac Real Estate Press Coverage - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 23:34
It now seems pretty clear that late 2012 or early 2013 was the ideal time to purchase a home: Real-estate prices and interest rates were both near record lows.0Wed, 05 Mar 2014 07:00:00 GMTIt now seems pretty clear that late 2012 or early 2013 was the ideal time to purchase a home: Real-estate prices and interest rates were both near record lows, creating an unprecedented buying opportunity for those who could muster a down payment and qualify for a mortgage. Home affordability is still pretty good by historical standards, but typical buyers are once again being priced out in at least two dozen markets ranging from coastal hotspots to lower-cost inland cities. Three factors are pushing the cost of owning a home beyond the financial reach of ordinary families: Mortgage rates are ticking upwward as the Federal Reserve backs away from the super-eas
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RealtyTrac: House Flipping Up 16 Percent in 2013

RealtyTrac Real Estate Press Coverage - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 23:34
According to the RealtyTrac an impressive 156,862 single-family homes were "flipped" last year, up 16% from 2012 and up 114% from 2011.0Fri, 31 Jan 2014 07:00:00 GMTAccording to the RealtyTrac an impressive 156,862 single-family homes were "flipped" last year, up 16% from 2012 and up 114% from 2011.
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Fewer fix-and-flips last year in Colorado

RealtyTrac Real Estate Press Coverage - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 23:34
The low-hanging fruit available for fix-and-flips in Colorado appears to be fading fast, forcing investors to take on more expensive homes, according to a report Thursday from RealtyTrac.0Thu, 30 Jan 2014 07:00:00 GMTThe low-hanging fruit available for fix-and-flips in Colorado appears to be fading fast, forcing investors to take on more expensive homes, according to a report Thursday from RealtyTrac.
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Coachella Valley Foreclosures Fell 8.2 Percent in December

RealtyTrac Real Estate Press Coverage - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 23:34
After a slight uptick in the fall, Coachella Valley foreclosures ended 2013 with an 8.2 percent month-over-month decline in December, a new housing report shows.0Sun, 19 Jan 2014 07:00:00 GMTAfter a slight uptick in the fall, Coachella Valley foreclosures ended 2013 with an 8.2 percent month-over-month decline in December, a new housing report shows. There were 246 foreclosure filings reported in December, down 49.5 percent from December 2012, according to RealtyTrac, an Irvine-based real estate information services firm.
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Three California Ski Towns Rank Among Best for Home Investors

RealtyTrac Real Estate Press Coverage - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 23:34
Three California locales made the short list of best U.S. ski towns for residential real estate investors, reports online housing marketplace RealtyTrac.0Fri, 17 Jan 2014 07:00:00 GMTThree California locales made the short list of best U.S. ski towns for residential real estate investors, reports online housing marketplace RealtyTrac.
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Homeowners Blindsided with Stratospheric Flood Insurance Rates

RealtyTrac Real Estate Press Coverage - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 23:34
In its monthly e-magazine Foreclosure News Report RealtyTrac takes a look at the current and potential impact of legislation designed to rescue the nation's flood insurance program. 0Tue, 31 Dec 2013 07:00:00 GMTIn its monthly e-magazine Foreclosure Report RealtyTrac takes a look at the current and potential impact of legislation designed to rescue the nation's flood insurance program.
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All-Cash Transactions Account for 3 in 10 Portland Home Sales

RealtyTrac Real Estate Press Coverage - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 23:34
Cash buyers accounted for 29 percent of Portland, up from 24 percent a year earlier, the real estate listings website RealtyTrac reported. 0Thu, 24 Oct 2013 07:00:00 GMTHomebuyers paying all-cash accounted for nearly three in 10 Portland-area sales in September, even as deep-pocketed investors with larger portfolios withdrew. Cash buyers accounted for 29 percent of Portland, up from 24 percent a year earlier, the real estate listings website RealtyTrac reported. The increase may be influenced in part by higher mortgage rates in July, August and September.
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All-Cash Buyers Are Driving The Housing Market

RealtyTrac Real Estate Press Coverage - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 23:34
Institutional investors accounted for 14% of all sales in September, according to RealtyTrac's latest residential & foreclosure sales report.0Thu, 24 Oct 2013 07:00:00 GMTInstitutional investors accounted for 14% of all sales in September, according to RealtyTrac's latest residential & foreclosure sales report.
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Investors High on High-End House Flips

RealtyTrac Real Estate Press Coverage - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 23:34
House flipping nationwide is down 13 percent from a year ago, but high-end flipping (homes priced above $750,000) is up 34 percent, according to a new report from RealtyTrac, an online real estate company.0Fri, 18 Oct 2013 07:00:00 GMTHouse flipping nationwide is down 13 percent from a year ago, but high-end flipping (homes priced above $750,000) is up 34 percent, according to a new report from RealtyTrac, an online real estate company.
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House 'Flipping' Yielding Tidy Profits In Portland

RealtyTrac Real Estate Press Coverage - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 23:34
Investors are making tidy profits flipping homes in Portland, according to a new report from the Internet housing data company RealtyTrac. 0Thu, 17 Oct 2013 07:00:00 GMTInvestors are making tidy profits flipping homes in Portland, according to a new report from the Internet housing data company RealtyTrac.
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House Flipping on the Way Back

RealtyTrac Real Estate Press Coverage - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 23:34
Yes, flipping still happens. And a new report shows the practice of selling a property weeks after obtaining it — a hallmark of the last housing bubble — is becoming less prevalent across the country. 0Thu, 17 Oct 2013 07:00:00 GMTYes, flipping still happens. And a new report shows the practice of selling a property weeks after obtaining it — a hallmark of the last housing bubble — is becoming less prevalent across the country.
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Home 'Flippers' Feast Here

RealtyTrac Real Estate Press Coverage - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 23:34
RealtyTrac, the online foreclosure information service, says flippers sold 346 such homes in metro St. Louis during the third quarter. 0Thu, 17 Oct 2013 07:00:00 GMTRealtyTrac, the online foreclosure information service, says flippers sold 346 such homes in metro St. Louis during the third quarter.
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Flipping Homes Goes High-End

RealtyTrac Real Estate Press Coverage - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 23:34
In the art of house-flipping, profit is key. And a successful flip in the District can garner a profit of more than $260,000, the highest in the nation, according to RealtyTrac.0Thu, 17 Oct 2013 07:00:00 GMTIn the art of house-flipping, profit is key. And a successful flip in the District can garner a profit of more than $260,000, the highest in the nation, according to RealtyTrac.
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