Each and every week, there are things going on that impact housing news and the real estate market. Sometimes there are big changes to federal and state policies that impact the distressed property world. Other weeks, there is business news and distressed property news about government programs for distressed borrowers. Or, there are hot topics that impact real estate agents. As such, it’s great to have a weekly housing update.
Weekly Housing News for Week Ending August 22, 2014
Read below to learn about some of the interesting housing news and weird stuff that went on this week in the distressed property and real estate agent arena:
5 Housing Trends to Watch I’m not sure if it is just me or the the San Diego market, but I find this article to be overly optimistic. What say you?
HELOCS in Default – More Short Sales on the Way I first heard this from a friend of mine at B of A a few weeks ago. I’m wondering if this will lead to more short sale listings.
More on Agent Ratings I thought this conversation was over, but apparently I was wrong. Now it seems that there might be some Code of Ethics violations associated with agent ratings. Hhhmmmm.
5 Ways to Get People to Your Open House Struggling with the traffic at your open houses? Here are a few fun ways to spice up your next open house and maybe get a few extra buyers or sellers in the door.
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