Sep 30

This is the company that runs our Realtor.com…

How will it affect us as Realtors?

Inquiring minds want to know.

News Corp to Acquire Move in $950 Million Deal

News Corp, one of the world’s biggest mass media companies, is buying online real estate firm Move, Inc., in a $950 million cash deal, the companies announced Tuesday morning.

Under the acquisition agreement, which was unanimously approved by Move’s board, News Corp will acquire all of Move’s outstanding shares at the cost of $21 per share. The buy represents a premium of 37 percent over Move’s closing stock price at the end of trading on Monday. News Corp said it will commence a tender offer for all shares of Move’s common stock within 10 business days, following that with a merger to acquire any untendered shares.

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Sep 29

Are Distressed Properties Still A Bargin?

Foreclosure Sales DownDistressed Property Valuations No Longer Driven By Foreclosures, REOs

Residential foreclosures and REO (bank-owned) properties no longer drive distressed property valuations, according to the FNC Appraisals Pipeline Report released earlier in the week. »READ MORE <<< Click Here

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Sep 24

Florida Home Sales, Prices Buck National Trend

Money HouseFlorida Home Sales, Prices Buck National Trend

Statewide, the median sales price for single-family existing homes in August was $181,000, Florida Realtors reported, up 3.4 percent year-over-year. The median price for townhouse-condo properties was $135,000, up 3.8 percent from a year ago. »READ MORE <<<Click Here

 

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Aug 26

Prices Continue to Climb with June Increase

Prices Continue to Climb with June Increase

On a monthly basis, the Home Price Index edged up 0.8 percent, slowing down from increases of 0.9 percent in both April and May. As of the latest index, prices remain 10.4 percent off their national peak of $268,000 in June 2006. Out of the 20 largest states, all posted month-over-month increases, with Florida leading at 1.2 percent. New Jersey and Texas followed at 1.1 percent each, with New York (0.9 percent) and California (0.5 percent) rounding out the top five. »READ MORE <<< Click Here

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Aug 25

Foreclosure Sales Hit Seven-Year Low in Q2

Foreclosure Sales Hit Seven-Year Low in Q2

Foreclosure Sales Down

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Foreclosure sales are way down nationwide for the second quarter of 2014 with close to 115,000 reported, according to HOPE NOW’s Q2 2014 data released earlier in the week. It was the lowest number of foreclosure sales reported for any quarter since HOPE NOW began tracking foreclosure data in 2007.»READ MORE <<< Click Here

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Jul 23

Existing Home Sales Reach Highest Peak in 8 Months

Existing Home Sales Reach Highest Peak in 8 Months

Existing-home sales in June touched their highest level so far this year as the supply of available homes for sale continued to improve. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported a 2.6 percent month-over-month rise in existing-home sales last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.04 million. May sales were revised slightly upward to a rate of 4.91 million.<> »READ MORE <<< Click Here

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Jul 23

JPMorgan Begins to Offer Homeowner Relief

JPMorgan Begins to Offer Homeowner Relief

In accordance with the terms of its settlement with the federal government, JPMorgan has begun the process of providing debt forgiveness and other mortgage relief to struggling homeowners. <>»READ MORE <<<Click Here

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Jun 13

Mortgage Rates Moving UP! Don’t Wait Too Long to Buy or Sell…

Improving Economy Bumps Up Mortgage Rates

According to Freddie Mac, the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) was 4.20 percent (0.6 point) for the week ending June 12, an increase of 6 basis points from last week’s report. Last year, the 30-year FRM hovered just below 4.0 percent. The 15-year FRM averaged 3.31 percent (0.5 point), up from 3.23 percent in the last report. »READ MORE <<< Click Here <<<

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May 28

Hurricane Briefing

Hillsborough Commissioner Sandra Murman:
Hosts Get Ready! Hurricane Briefing, Friday, May 30th

 

Hillsborough County News

May 27, 2014

Contact: Commissioner Sandra L. Murman’s office, 813-272-5470

Hillsborough Commissioner Sandra Murman Hosts Get Ready! Hurricane Briefing, Friday, May 30th

As we “Get Ready!” for this hurricane season, the most important part of being prepared, is being informed.

With that in mind, Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandy Murman will be hosting a special Get Ready! Hurricane Briefing on Friday, May 30, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Jan K. Platt Regional Library, 3910 S. Manhattan Avenue, in Tampa. The meeting is being held to introduce residents to Preston Cook, Emergency Management Director for Hillsborough County, and to brief citizens of South Tampa on what they can do to be prepared for the 2014 Hurricane season.

“I am committed to getting you the latest information on how to prepare for storms, so we are hosting this short meeting along with the leader of our Emergency Management team, to do just that,” said Commissioner Murman.

There will be a short presentation by Hillsborough County Emergency Management, and information on ways to prepare now for Hurricane season. The official 2014 Hillsborough County Disaster Planning Guide will be available with evacuation zone information, sample family disaster plans, disaster supply lists, information on how to protect your home and business, along with what to do for your pets, and more. So, let your family, neighbors and friends know where to go to “Get Ready!”

In the meantime, if you would like more information on how to “Get Ready!” you may access my website at www.sandymurman.com and choose the “Get Ready!” tab, or access the Hillsborough County Office of Emergency Management website.

For more information call 813-272-5470.

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May 28

Job Market Optimism Boosts Consumer Confidence

Job Market Optimism Boosts Consumer Confidence

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“Consumer confidence improved slightly in May, as consumers assessed current conditions, in particular the labor market, more favorably,” said Lynn Franco, director of economic indicators at the Conference Board. “Expectations regarding the short-term outlook for the economy, jobs, and personal finances were also more upbeat.” »READ MORE <<< Click Here

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