Monthly Archives: November 2012

Home Equity Mortgage Loans Make a Comeback

Posted by JD Esajian // November 30, 2012

In a powerful turn around for the San Diego real estate market new data shows home equity loans surging again. Home equity loans and home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) were some of the first types of mortgages to suffer when the housing market melted and lenders slashed borrowers’ credit lines. Considering the little security these types of loans provide lenders many would have thought they would be the last form of credit to see come back, if at all.

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Investors: How to Price Your Rent Increases

Posted by JD Esajian // November 29, 2012

The U.S. rental market is heating up fast but how real estate investors price their rental increases can make all the difference in their net returns. Do you have the right rental pricing strategy?

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4 Reasons Real Estate Investors Should Never Work from Home

Posted by JD Esajian // November 28, 2012

Many turn to flipping houses and investing in real estate each year, not just for the big paychecks but freedom to work from home. Freedom is great but there are 4 very powerful reasons real estate investors should never work from home…

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Short Sales Prove Better Fix for Housing than Loan Modifications

Posted by JD Esajian // November 27, 2012

Short sales and loan modifications have been on the rise this year in the wake of the massive mortgage settlement but each are having quite a different impact on the housing market.

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San Diego Real Estate Insulated from New Foreclosure Surge

Posted by JD Esajian // November 26, 2012

While some parts of the country continue to be hard hit by the foreclosure crisis San Diego real estate appears to have gained immunity. Some states have seen incredibly high double digit surges in foreclosures in the last few months. This is now being compounded even further as September figures reveal a 25% leap in re-defaults on homes with loan modifications, and some types of loans continue to experience a 40% re-default rate within 12 months of loan modification, dragging out the foreclosure crisis even longer.

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Is December Really a Good Time for Buying a Home?

Posted by JD Esajian // November 23, 2012

Is this December a smart time for buying a home? There are many debates on what is traditionally the best time of year for selling or buying a home, though from a home buyers’ perspective December is definitely one of the best and worst months.

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Connecticut Real Estate Improves Better Than Expected

Posted by JD Esajian // November 21, 2012

Some recent media stories may have painted a rather mediocre picture of the Connecticut real estate market at best but the most recent statistics show a healthy and recovering market, that has beaten many expectations.

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Real Estate Pros: How to Leverage More Manpower for Less

Posted by JD Esajian // November 20, 2012

There is no question that harnessing great talent and leveraging a team of helpers is crucial for all real estate professionals to survive and thrive over the next 12 months. However, for those real estate agents, mortgage brokers and real estate investors on limited budgets or who are just starting out the question is how they can do this for less…

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Is Lack of Inventory Really Bad for San Diego Real Estate?

Posted by JD Esajian // November 19, 2012

The California Association of Realtors has been very vocal about their displeasure surrounding recent bulk REO sales in the state due to taking masses of potential inventory out of the market (and Realtor commissions) but is the current ‘lack’ of inventory really a bad thing for San Diego real estate?

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Survey Reveals What Buyers want from Real Estate Agents

Posted by JD Esajian // November 16, 2012

Do you know what those buying a home really want to today and how they are shopping for homes? A new survey by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) blasts away some common misconceptions about what is most important for those buying a home today, how they are shopping for homes and what they want from real estate agents.

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