Oct 29, 2018

Which App Is APPlicable for Real Estate?

Today’s News Synopsis: What are 7 apps that are very essential for real estate investors to use?  What are the four colors you do not want to use if you if want to sell your home?  According to a 2018 Buyer and Seller Survey, single female buyers are a driving

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Sep 28, 2018

I Survived Real Estate 2018

The Norris Group’s annual award-winning event, I Survived Real Estate, is coming up Friday, September 28, 2018 at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, California. Our 11th annual black-tie gala benefits Make-A-Wish and St. Jude’s Childrens’ Research Hospital. Since 2008, together we’ve raised over $850,000 for charity!

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Aug 22, 2018

Does The Disruption And Expense Of Moving Outweigh the Benefit?

Today’s News Synopsis: Fewer Americans uproot themselves for a new job.  The National Association of Realtors reported a 0.7% decrease in existing-home sales last month.  Serious mortgage delinquency rates decreased 25 basis points to 1.67%, although originations continue to remain low following the Great Recession. In The News: National Association

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Jul 23, 2018

Try Renting The One You Have!

Today’s News Synopsis: Can’t afford a bigger home?  The National Association of Realtors reported a 0.6% decrease in existing-home sales last month.  72 million homes are expected to run on solar power by 2030. In The News: Freddie Mac – “Freddie Mac July Forecast: Home Sales Could Grow if Inventory Improves”

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Jun 27, 2018

126 Sq Feet In Manhattan or 3700 Sq Feet in Cleveland?

Today’s News Synopsis: How much home can you buy with 200K?  The National Association of Realtors reported pending home sales decreased 0.5% last month.  Rental prices for apartments have been gradually decreasing despite showing signs of increase for many years, likely due to increased supply and concessions from landlords. In

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Jun 21, 2018

Rising Mortgage Rates Chipping Away Affordability

Today’s News Synopsis: Mortgage payments require largest share of income since 2009.  ATTOM Data Solutions released their latest data on home prices, which showed they are now at their least affordable level since the third quarter of 2008.  According to Freddie Mac, mortgage rates decreased again, putting 30-year rates at

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May 31, 2018

Where Will Amazon’s Second Headquarters Be? Might Depend on the Health of that Market

Today’s News Synopsis: 19 cities in the U.S. are in the running for being the second location for Amazon’s second headquarters, and they are all being ranked based on the health of market and quality of life of their homebuyers.  Mortgage rates increased slightly this week with 30-year rates now

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May 30, 2018

Likely.AI and ATTOM Data Teaming Up To Predict the Future of Your House

Today’s News Synopsis: Predicting intent in real estate with data powered Artificial Intelligence.  Realtor.com’s latest list shows the top 5 easy ways you can use your room for dual purposes.  According to Zillow, the number of homeowners underwater on their mortgages in less than 10%. In The News: Realtor.com – “Short

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May 10, 2018

How Many Do You Possess?

Today’s News Synopsis: What are 10 habits of successful real estate investors?  Home affordability increased in the first quarter of 2018 with the rise in incomes.  Mortgage rates remained relatively the same with 30-year rates at 4.55% and 15-year rates at 4.01%. In The News: Zillow – “Share of Millennials Living

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May 09, 2018

Alexa, Turn Off The Lights, Turn The A/C On And Lock The Doors

Today’s News Synopsis: Lennar will build Amazon’s Alexa into their new homes.  In an updated story from yesterday, the plan for new homes in California to use solar panels has been approved by California regulators.  The group that accounts for more real estate purchases is single women, even more than

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