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November Housing Round-Up: Housing Market Recovery Keeps Moving Along

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By Matthew Schreck, Quantitative Research Analyst The U.S. housing market recovery continues to make progress, as demand for single-family homes and home prices increased in a more balanced fashion, according to newly released market data. Building on last month’s robust increase, existing-home sales grew to a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 5.26 million in October, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported. After erasing much of the progress made in the last half of 2013 and early 2014, existing-home […]

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October Nowcast on Target; November Prediction

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By Peter Muoio, Chief Economist Last week, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released existing-home sales data for the month of October, reporting that existing home sales increased 1.5% from September at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.26 million. Last month, Auction.com’s Real Estate Nowcast predicted October existing home sales at SAAR of 5.18 million, a difference of .08, and well within Auction.com’s Nowcast predicted range of between 4.97 and 5.38 million. Unlike the consensus estimate comprised of predictions […]

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Should Real Estate Be Part Of Your Investment Portfolio?

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By Peter Miller, Guest Post The idea of a “balanced” portfolio has always been a matter of debate. What goes into a balanced portfolio? How do you allocate percentages? How often should your portfolio strategy change? These are just some of the questions associated with portfolio development. Another one goes like this: Should your portfolio include investment real estate? Let’s approach this question a little differently and argue that your portfolio—right now—reflects a series of real estate decisions. In fact, […]

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Sell That Home! 5 Steps to a Stunning Curb Appeal

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By Ethan Roberts Whether your goal is to flip a great foreclosure that you won on Auction.com or simply to sell your own primary residence, the shortcut to a fast sale at top dollar begins with creating great “curb appeal” for the home. What exactly is “curb appeal”? It’s that vital first (and long-lasting) impression that prospective buyers gets when they step out of their car and see your home for the first time. Since today that first view is […]

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What Auction.com’s Nowcast Means For You

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Last week we launched our first Auction.com Real Estate Nowcast TM with help from Google. Thanks to Google Capital’s investment in Auction.com, we’ve had the opportunity to partner with some of the best minds in technology and business to hone the products and research we offer, like the Nowcast. This interview I did with Hal Varian shows how many layers there are in a Nowcast, and what it means for the real estate industry: While the Nowcast is interesting and […]

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Real Estate Investing 101 [Infographic]

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Real estate investing doesn’t have to be complex. This infographic boils down the key points you need to know about the different ways to invest, how to secure financing, and how to determine your return on investment.  Embed This Infographic, copy and Paste the Code Below <br /><br /> <img src=”http://www.auction.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/001_AUC_D_RealEstate101_PROOF2.jpg” width=”540″></p><br /> <p>Real Estate 101 – An infographic by the team at <a href=”http://www.auction.com/blog/real-estate-investing-101-infographic/”>Embed This Infographic</a></p><br />

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My Advice to Millennials: 4 Steps to Becoming a Real Estate Millionaire

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By Ethan Roberts I’ve been reading on the Internet lately that most Millennials (people who are between 20 and 34 years old today) say they would like to buy a home “someday.” I talk with Millennials all the time, and some of them earn much larger salaries than I ever did. But most have no money saved, lots of debt, and can’t seem to make ends meet, even if they’re living with their parents or with roommates in an apartment. […]

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Mixed Signals in Foreclosure Numbers are No Cause for Alarm

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By Rick Sharga, Executive Vice President So, what should we make of the recent reports that show a month-over-month increase in foreclosure starts and REO actions, but also show year-over-year declines in both of those categories on a national basis? That scenario is probably going to become “the new normal,” as the judicial foreclosure states finally begin to process delinquent loans that should have been in foreclosure two or three years ago, but were delayed by regulatory and legislative measures. […]

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Office Conversions: Coming Soon to a Country Near You?

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By Matthew Schreck, Quantitative Research Analyst When gleaming new office buildings come on the market, what happens to old office space? In the United Kingdom, where the vacancy rate has reached 10%, some U.K. developers are converting dated, empty office buildings into hotels and housing, according to a recent article in The Economist. Further encouraging conversions of these vintage spaces is the fact that there’s a shortage of housing—which has led to a run-up in prices—in many major U.K. cities. […]

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The City That Never Sleeps…Because It Can’t Find a Place to Rest

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By Matthew Schreck, Quantitative Research Analyst New York City could be facing a major residential construction problem, according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal. The city has an unquenchable thirst for housing, especially that of the affordable variety, and demand is as robust as ever, thanks to an employment base that’s expanding amid favorable economic conditions and the trend of people moving from the suburbs back to the city. The question is: Where is the supply going […]

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