How real estate investors can lift the economy

How real estate investors can lift the economy

According to this article in the Wall Street Journal, about 30% of Americans would not qualify for any mortgage, even with 15%-25% down, based on their current credit scores. (620 or lower). If that large of a swath of people are disqualified off the bat from purchasing a home, it certainly puts a dampener on [...]

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Best U.S. markets for real estate investors

Best U.S. markets for real estate investors

The folks at Home Run Homes have posted an article briefly enumerating the hottest markets for real estate investors, based on the experts they have talked to. They do not really specify the criteria they are targeting, but I get the impression that are looking at a long term healthy housing demand based on a [...]

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MLS analysis shows that Silicon Valley real estate is becoming a buyer’s market

MLS analysis shows that Silicon Valley real estate is becoming a buyer’s market

For a good analysis of the recent real estate market in Silicon Valley, make sure to check out Mary Pope-Handy’s recent blog post. She provides a good side-by-side view of listings vs pending sales, for the last 18 months, for all the major cities in the area. It is very interesting to see them all [...]

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Growing number of Silicon Valley homeowners playing “chicken” with their mortgage lenders

Growing number of Silicon Valley homeowners playing “chicken” with their mortgage lenders

Do you remember the game of “chicken”? This usually takes the form – at least in the movies – of two guys in cars racing at each other at full speed, heading for certain mutual annihilation. Whoever swerves first loses faces as the coward who flinched first, and the person who doesn’t swerve is considered [...]

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-03-20

I just downloaded RockMelt – Your Browser. Re-imagined. Connect for an invitation. http://t.co/rpsvS3K # Why Twitter and Zynga should leave Silicon Valley and move to … France!!! http://read.bi/hdO5lX #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-02-27

RT @realtyflipper: {SMMCamp} Why 97% of Realtors and Investors fail to find clients online! http://conta.cc/icpj76 # RT @REInvestorPhil: Get tenants to clean up before clearing out http://bit.ly/hP1ajo #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-12-19

Report: Modesto Claims Highest Share of REO Sales in the Nation http://www.dsnews.com/s/4-bd-bj #dsnews # Household Wealth Increases Despite Heavy Real Estate Losses http://www.dsnews.com/s/d4jzj #dsnews #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-12-12

first meeting this morning was at 6am. still dark outside. raining. Ugh! At, least this is California and not North Dakota. # This is so cool. Can't wait to met mine: Google Unveils Chrome OS, Notebook Pilot Program http://read.bi/gQqWk1 # RT @RealEstateProA: Tips on Getting to Sell Your Homes Fast http://bit.ly/gEFyKR #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-12-05

RT @katharnavas: What Your Web Design Says About You (Infographic) http://bit.ly/gT6n9a # RT @carladimond: Palo Alto, CA-single family home real estate stats last 7 days-11 Sold & 9 Pending $Range-2.198M-875K Inventory 64 homes # RT @garykholden: When you find the right home, what can you do to maximize your chances of actually getting it http://dld.bz/cNXh [...]

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-11-21

RT @Funny_Bits: It is much easier to be critical than correct. ~~~ Benjamin Disraeli http://dlvr.it/76cT9 # RT @richmaupin: The Cycle of Faith is a principle in motion, hidden within every man, woman, and child. Share this with one other person! # RT @RealEstateProA: The true deal about foreclosures http://bit.ly/aYp1zq # RT @RealEstateProA: Moratorium dips supply [...]

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-11-07

Facebook Reveals The Most Popular Time For Breakups: http://read.bi/bcr6UZ #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-10-31

RT @UnitedCarolina: Always borrow money from a pessimist, he doesn't expect to be paid back. ~Author Unknown # In Honor of Halloween: the best Batman costume ever: http://digg.com/news/offbeat/best_batman_costume_ever_pic?OTC-em-cntop # I wish tweetdeck would have a feature to allow a preview of a web page when you roll over the url #

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Mom raps about foreclosure frustration

What do you get when you cross our housing/mortgage crisis, everyman’s (or woman’s) frustration in trying to hold on to their homes, viral video distribution, and a talent for telling one’s story in a vaguely rhythmic cadence? — Foreclosure Mom of course. Check out this video to see what this woman has to say about [...]

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-10-24

RT @imadnaffa: Think Your Twitter DM Is Private? Think Again – Yahoo! News http://yhoo.it/9U0Uhb # RT @ZahidaKhan: Tips and Tools for Building a Marketing Team http://tinyurl.com/2vtha5b # RT @RealEstate_Data: Foreclosure Alert! Opinions vary on local impact of foreclosure freeze http://bit.ly/cNhALw # 42 million households have housing costs greater that 30% of income. http://on.wsj.com/9QLtyG # Renters [...]

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