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CNN Money – Banking Continues to Improve

CNN Money – Banking Continues to Improve

Troubled-bank list shrinks Posted by Colin Barr September 24, 2010 11:19 am Fewer banks are staring into the abyss, according to one number cruncher. Highline Financial's quarterly banking watch list shrank a bit in the third quarter, the New York-based company said Friday. Highline said 744 banks this month were on its watch list, which [...]

“Cash In” Financing – The New Norm

"Cash In" financing  is the new trend.  This article spells out how  consumers should be looking at this opportunity. When 'cash-in' refinancing pays off Ismat Sarah ManglaisSeptember 28, 2010: 4:43 AM ET (MONEY Magazine) -- At the height of the housing boom, millions of Americans treated their houses like ATMs, pulling out money through [...]

The Length of “Shadow” Market’s Impact is a Good Question

The Length of “Shadow” Market’s Impact is a Good Question

The following article digs into the shadow market that will drag housing down for the next few years. Putting shadow inventory under the light Posted by Nin-Hai Tseng, reporter September 27, 2010 1:59 pm No one really knows what exactly it is, or how big it is. Shadow inventory is certainly a problem, but it's a surmountable one. Not a happy [...]

Existing home sales bounce back in August

Existing home sales accelerated a month ago.  Signs continue to mount that the  crisis is over but the pain is not. NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Existing home sales bounced back in August after plunging nearly 30% in the previous month. Sales of previously-owned homes rose 7.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.13 million units [...]

Apartment Development is Ramping Up

Apartment Development is Ramping Up

This article sponsored by GE real estate adds to the information we've been discussing for sometime. No Fits, Just Starts: Apartment development ramps up The apartment sector is the only sector within the commercial real estate industry where development makes sense, according to industry experts. While other sectors such as office, [...]

Small Biz Bill Passes – You May Want to Know These Facts

Small Biz Bill Passes – You May Want to Know These Facts

House OKs small biz jobs bill By Catherine Clifford, staff reporterSeptember 23, 2010: 4:55 PM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- One week after the Senate passed a $42 billion bill aimed at helping small businesses, the House voted Thursday to send the bill to President Obama's desk. The measure, which passed the House in a 237 to 187 [...]

Good Craigslist Advice

Sep 20 2010 The Dark Side of Using Craigslist Tools from Multifamily Insiders by Ellen Thompson Everyone knows that Craigslist is a great source of leads, but many property managers don't have the time to keep up with posting chores. The market has responded with a variety of third party posting services and tools to [...]

Foreclosures Increase – How Are Banks Managing the Default Situation

Foreclosures Increase – How Are Banks Managing the Default Situation

This article from MSNBC offers an interesting back drop to projected housing market  pricing trends that readers should find  informative. msnbc.com news services updated 9/16/2010 11:41:22 AM ET Share Print Font: + - NEW YORK — A record number of homeowners lost houses to their banks in August as lenders worked [...]

Housing Comeback? What is Wrong with this Article?

Housing Comeback?  What is Wrong with this Article?

The following article is an interesting study of where the housing market is going.  Many of the facts are correct, but the assumptions implied as related to the data provided are not necessarily supportable.  For example, the article recognizes how construction rates for the past several years have been far below replacement and growth needs.  [...]

10 Tips on Taking Better Property Photos

Great list of photo tips by John Stepleton's article in MultifamilyInsiders.  I'd add that for outdoor photos take pictures at varying times of day and varying sunlight.  Also, photos of different seasons will prove a useful addition to your  album. _______________ One of the most important elements of your apartment marketing strategy is [...]

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