Cash Purchases Jump to 40 Percent of All Sales in July as Sales Volume Drops … – Marketwire (press release)

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Cash Purchases Jump to 40 Percent of All Sales in July as Sales Volume Drops …Marketwire (press release)While sales volume continued to increase nationwide, eight states posted annual decreases in total sales, including California (down 17 percent), Arizona (down 11 percent), Nevada (down 7 percent), and Georgia (down 2 percent). Those four states also … […]

RealtyTrac: Nevada Home Prices Jump But Sales Fall – KLAS-TV

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RealtyTrac: Nevada Home Prices Jump But Sales FallKLAS-TVThe median home price in Nevada last month shot up 27 percent over July 2012 but total sales were down 7 percent over the same period, according to the real estate analytics company from Irvine, Calif. California led the way with a 31 percent hike in … …read […]

Remembering basic economics in real estate

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By Ryan Lundquist Have you ever watched the TV show Antiques Roadshow on PBS? Once in a while I’ll catch an episode since it’s always interesting to see what people’s stuff is worth. If only I had that type of “junk” lying around my house. While watching the other day with my sons, it was […]

RECENT HOME SALES – Palo Alto Online

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RECENT HOME SALESPalo Alto OnlineHome sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the County Recorder's Office. Information is recorded from deeds after the close of escrow and published within four to eight weeks … …read more

Bullish on the US, and Bullish on ETFs – Barron’s

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Bullish on the US, and Bullish on ETFsBarron’sIn California, there have been challenges in Stockton, San Bernardino, and other strapped cities to the primacy of the claim that Calpers—the California Public Employees’ Retirement System—has on their revenue. Calpers has the power to force … …read more

Real Estate And REITS As An Investment – Forbes

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Real Estate And REITS As An InvestmentForbesIndividual real estate properties meet none of the usual tests for market efficiency: Each parcel is unique, transaction costs are very large, sales occur only occasionally, and market knowledge is often local and restricted, making this an insider's …and more …read more

IRS To Michael Jackson's Estate: Who's Bad? – Forbes

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IRS To Michael Jackson's Estate: Who's Bad?ForbesFor valuation purposes, all assets under the control of the decedent at his or her death are considered taxable and that would include corporate interests, real estate and contracts for future earnings. Federal estate tax is calculated by adding up all …and more …read more

Home Prices near Pre-Crash Levels – USFinancePost

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Home Prices near Pre-Crash LevelsUSFinancePostLender Processing Services used its loan level databases and June 2013 residential real estate transactions to conduct a repeat sales analysis of the home prices in order to complete calculations. … California and Illinois were both at 1.6 percent …and more …read more

Fall Flings – Baltimore Magazine

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Fall FlingsBaltimore MagazineOne big surprise to this veteran Napa/Sonoma taster: the relative sophistication of the tasting experience (not to mention the California-style crowds at each winery we visited). And another plus: the region itself ….. Third Street, Spring Lake's … …read more