Posts Tagged "Real Estate Agents"

NY Times: Foreclosure to Home Free, as 5-Year Clock Expires

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

There are tens of thousands of homeowners who have missed more than five years of mortgage payments, many of them clustered in states likeFlorida, New Jersey and New York, where lenders must get judges to sign off on foreclosures. However, in a growing number of foreclosure cases filed when home prices  collapsed during the financial crisis, lenders may never be able to seize the homes because the state statutes of limitations have been exceeded, according to interviews with housing lawyers and a review of state and federal court decisions. “No one gets a free house,” Judge Michael...

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CNBC: Mortgage applications surge on spring demand

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Despite volatility in interest rates, mortgage applications moved decidedly higher last week, continuing their strong stride into spring. Total volume increased 4.6 percent sequentially, on a seasonally adjusted basis for the week ending March 27th, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). “This week’s mortgage application survey falls right into line with recent indications that home sales – new, existing and pending – are on the rise, as is consumer sentiment,” said Lynn Fisher, MBA’s Vice President of research and economics.” Source:...

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Unlocking the smart home: Start-up pushes smart locks

Posted by on Mar 16, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  CNBC “Unlocking the smart phone: Start-up pushes smart locks” March 14, 2014 A Bay Area start-up has just the thing for early adopters of smart-home accessories: wireless deadbolt locks. San Francisco-based August plans to release a “smart lock” this year. Co-founder and CEO Jason Johnson told CNBC on Friday that he expects to ship the $199 product later this year, and the company aims for a seamless installation process akin to Nest’s wireless thermostat. August’s smart lock, which resembles a hockey puck and comes in four colors, affixes to...

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How to succeed in real estate

Posted by on Mar 16, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Source: CBS News “http://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-to-succeed-in-real-estate/” March 14, 2014 As president of one of the largest real estate firms in New York, Gary Malin oversees over 800 licensed real estate agents who cover 8,000 listings in over 4,000 buildings. The Citi Habitats executive says it’s an interesting time to be at the forefront of the real estate industry in one of the fastest and priciest markets in the world. “If you look at people’s incomes, they are not rising proportionately to the purchase and renting housing costs, which have [seemingly]...

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