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 Real Estate News for Week Ending November 21, 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:
More REOs… Are you kidding me? I’m surprised to see that stats here. The highest increase in REOs in about four years. YIKES.
FTC Delays Zillow’s Acquisition of Trulia Unless you are a major stockholder, stuff like this probably won’t impact you very much, but it is interesting.
Another Serious Downturn? Tell me whether you buy this argument or not. I personally buy it, but feel free to tell me I’m wrong. Actually, I’d prefer to be wrong.
Just for Grins. Family Guys Episode Mocks You! Thanks to Lani Rosales for this one. I actually sat down and watched the episode and thought it was funny. However, my favorite Seth McFarlane mocking of real estate professionals in this episode of American Dad. You can watch here (or you can get back to work… your choice).
It’s Time to Think About 2015
Not sure whether you’ve heard the news. But, last year, Short Sale Expeditor® CEO, Melissa Zavala, published a real estate planner entitled The Essential Daily Planner for Real Estate Agents: Success in 10 Minutes a Day. The book has received many accolades. In fact, Shark Tank star and real estate mogul, Barbara Corcoran, had this to say about the book: “This clever book is a business coach and an accountability tool all in less than 250 pages! Read it, use it, and watch your productivity skyrocket!” The planner is available on Amazon. And, if you want to get a head start and amp up for 2015, you may want to check it out!
In any case, there’s lots going on in the real estate news arena. And, if you are actively working with ‘distressed’ borrowers and housing, it’s important to keep up with the news and all of the changes in the industry. Sometimes that’s hard, which is why we’ve provided you with a weekly recap of the distressed property news and housing news right here.