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I Survived Real Estate 2019

I Survived Real Estate 2019

The Norris Group’s annual award-winning event, I Survived Real Estate, is coming up Friday, September 27, 2019 at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, California. Our 12th annual black-tie gala benefitted Make-A-Wish and St. Jude Children’s’ Research Hospital. Since 2008, together we’ve raised over $940,000 for charity! Panel of Real Estate Experts Jim Park, CEO …

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Missed The Walking Dead? Just Go To These 10 Housing Markets

Today’s News Synopsis: Which markets had the most zombie foreclosures in the third quarter of 2019?  HUD and the Commerce Department reported single-family housing starts showed some improvement in July, standing at 1.19 million, despite total starts falling 4%.  Which two cities are the most competitive when it comes to their housing markets? In The …

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White Is White, Right? NOPE!

Today’s News Synopsis: The personal hell of picking the right white paint.  The Mortgage Bankers Association reported a 26.8% increase in mortgage applications from last week.  Real estate is at a “tipping point” according to John Campbell of Zillow, Redfin and eXp Realty. In The News: Realtor.com – “The Personal Hell of Picking the Right White …

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Changes Could Lower Housing Cost For Millions of Americans

Today’s News Synopsis: Fannie and Freddie changes coming.  CoreLogic reported home prices increased 3.6% year-over-year in April.  Meanwhile, home prices for newly constructed homes decreased by 1% in the first quarter. In The News: Forbes – “Expecting?  These Cities Are The Most Affordable Places To Raise A Child” (6-4-2019) “It’s tough to put a price tag …

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Too Much Student Debt=Millennials Can’t Afford Homeownership

Today’s News Synopsis: What is the biggest thing holding millennials back from becoming homeowners?  Student loan debt.  Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced today the completion of their new UMBS program.  Although affordable housing is possible for both builders and buyers, there is still one problem. In The News: Armstrong Economics – “Millennials Saddled with Student …

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Only 16% of Redfin Buyers Say They Faced Bidding War In March

Today’s News Synopsis: Fewer bidding wars says Redfin.  The Mortgage Bankers Association reported an 8.9% increase in mortgage applications from last week.  Conservatorship for Fannie and Freddie officially ended today by Trump. In The News: Redfin – “Only 16 Percent of Redfin Buyers Faced a Bidding War So Far in March, Down from 61 Percent a …

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