Category Archives: residential real estate

Auction.com’s Rick Sharga: How strong is the U.S. housing market?

by Dan Rafter Few factors influence the state of commercial real estate quite like the ups or downs of the country’s residential housing market. So what do real estate experts think about the recent performance of housing? This new video … Continue reading

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For a truly happy 4th of July? We need a stronger middle class

by Dan Rafter The national economy is still in recovery mode. Developers are planning more apartment buildings. Grocery-anchored retail centers are popping up everywhere from Columbus to Omaha. There’s even been a return to spec industrial building, with new industrial … Continue reading

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RealtyTrac: Fewer home flips today. But they’re more profitable

by Dan Rafter Flipping homes is becoming a less common way for investors to make money, at least according to the latest numbers released by RealtyTrac. RealtyTrac, an online provider of housing data, releassed its first quarter 2014 Home Flipping … Continue reading

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Can you afford to live in Cleveland? How about St. Louis or Minneapolis?

by Dan Rafter How much do you have to make each year to own a home in Cleveland? What about Chicago or St. Louis? Consumer mortgage site HSH.com recently ranked the annual salaries you’d need to make to afford a … Continue reading

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ZipRealty: Chicago one of the hottest housing markets in 2014

by Dan Rafter Expect plenty of homes to sell in Chicago this year, at least if a new study by ZipRealty is to be believed. According to the real estate company, Chicago is one of the 10 metro areas across … Continue reading

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RealtyTrac: Foreclosures still driving down residential prices

by Dan Rafter Foreclosures hurt more than just those families who’ve lost their homes. They drag down the value of housing in entire neighborhoods. And that’s bad news, too, for commercial real estate professionals. Real estate professionals want confident consumers. … Continue reading

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Redfin survey: More home sellers reducing asking prices

by Dan Rafter The number of home sales might be increasing each month across the nation, but that doesn’t mean that sellers are getting the prices they want for the residences they sell. A new survey by national brokerage Redfin … Continue reading

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