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Fewer foreclosures Filed in South Florida

RealtyTrac Real Estate Press Coverage - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:17
New foreclosure filings continue to decline across South Florida.0Thu, 14 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMTNew foreclosure filings continue to decline across South Florida.
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New Tools to Power Up Your House Hunt

RealtyTrac Real Estate Press Coverage - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:17
If you think real estate is merely about buying and selling houses, you haven't been paying attention.0Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMTIf you think real estate is merely about buying and selling houses, you haven't been paying attention. The industry is engaged in an endless, competitive frenzy of developing apps and website features intended to get you across the threshold of your dream home — or at the very least, to help put you inside the car of your friendly neighborhood real estate agent.
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Why Median Home Prices Are Rising

RealtyTrac Real Estate Press Coverage - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:17
RealtyTrac’s numbers out today, which include foreclosures sales not covered by the NAR report, have median prices up 13% year-over-year.0Tue, 24 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMTRealtyTrac’s numbers out today, which include foreclosures sales not covered by the NAR report, have median prices up 13% year-over-year.
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Fewer Distressed Homes For Sale, More High End Homes Selling

RealtyTrac Real Estate Press Coverage - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:17
Research firm RealtyTrac today released its home sales report for May. 0Tue, 24 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMTResearch firm RealtyTrac today released its home sales report for May.
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RealtyTrac Trots Out its First Mobile Apps

RealtyTrac Real Estate Press Coverage - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:17
Listing portal and data aggregator RealtyTrac has unveiled its first mobile apps, making it easier to tap into RealtyTrac’s comprehensive database of U.S. properties on the go.0Tue, 17 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMTListing portal and data aggregator RealtyTrac has unveiled its first mobile apps, making it easier to tap into RealtyTrac’s comprehensive database of U.S. properties on the go.
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RealtyTrac Reveals Top 10 Beach Housing Markets

RealtyTrac Real Estate Press Coverage - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:17
What’s the best housing market for the beach-life? Hobe Sound, Fla., according to a new report by RealtyTrac, which tracked the top beach town housing markets based on home values for single-family homes and condos, weather, air quality, and crime ra0Mon, 02 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMTWhat’s the best housing market for the beach-life? Hobe Sound, Fla., according to a new report by RealtyTrac, which tracked the top beach town housing markets based on home values for single-family homes and condos, weather, air quality, and crime rates.
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RealtyTrac Hires Another LPS Vet to Grow New Property Tax Records Business

RealtyTrac Real Estate Press Coverage - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:17
Jeff Mattice to help company license property-level data set for 125 million parcels nationwide0Tue, 27 May 2014 07:00:00 GMTJeff Mattice to help company license property-level data set for 125 million parcels nationwide
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6 Housing Trends That May Surprise You

RealtyTrac Real Estate Press Coverage - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:17
As home sales continue to struggle, what’s clear is that the challenging start to the year wasn’t all due to the cold weather.0Tue, 13 May 2014 07:00:00 GMTAs home sales continue to struggle, what’s clear is that the challenging start to the year wasn’t all due to the cold weather.
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Nearly Half of All Home Sales All-Cash Deals

RealtyTrac Real Estate Press Coverage - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:17
Want to buy a home? Better be carrying lots of cash.0Thu, 08 May 2014 07:00:00 GMTWant to buy a home? Better be carrying lots of cash. All-cash deals hit a record 43% of home sales during the first three months of 2014, according to RealtyTrac. That's up from 19% a year earlier and the highest level reported since RealtyTrac began tracking the deals in early 2011.
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Cash U.S. Home Purchases Surging as Rates Rise: Mortgages

RealtyTrac Real Estate Press Coverage - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:17
Greg Leffel, an investor in Columbus, Ohio, said he relishes cash deals as much as he dislikes home loans. He has spent $150,000 buying and renovating 10 foreclosed houses in the past two years and turned them into rentals.0Thu, 08 May 2014 07:00:00 GMTGreg Leffel, an investor in Columbus, Ohio, said he relishes cash deals as much as he dislikes home loans. He has spent $150,000 buying and renovating 10 foreclosed houses in the past two years and turned them into rentals.
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House Flipping Becomes More Profitable

RealtyTrac Real Estate Press Coverage - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:17
If you’ve been dreaming of fixing up a home and unloading it for a tidy profit, now may be the time to do it.0Thu, 01 May 2014 07:00:00 GMTIf you’ve been dreaming of fixing up a home and unloading it for a tidy profit, now may be the time to do it.
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Working with Chinese Buyers: An Agent Perspective

RealtyTrac Real Estate Press Coverage - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:17
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 - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:17
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 - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:17
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 - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:17
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 Nationwide Sales Deed, Mortgage and Tax Data

RealtyTrac Real Estate Press Coverage - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:17
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 - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:17
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 - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:17
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 - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:17
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 - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:17
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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