Recovery Expected to Enter ‘Middle Innings’ in 2014 by Krista Franks-Brock

While the housing market is still far from “normal,” it is inching that way, according to a report released Thursday from Zillow. Last year’s skyrocketing home price appreciation, frenzied demand from investors, and high tide of negative equity are all expected to subside somewhat this year, according to the real estate company.Nationally, home prices increased 6.4 percent … Continue reading Recovery Expected to Enter ‘Middle Innings’ in 2014 by Krista Franks-Brock

Can a Property Be Bought Before the Auction? by Brian Kuzdas

Can a Property Be Bought Before the Auction? by Brian Kuzdas Brian Kuzdas, Founder and CEO of RealEstateAuctions.com When we’re in an open house and a buyer asks us, “Can I buy the property now?” We always answer with, “Of course you can!” Real estate auctions offer a great platform to get the most money … Continue reading Can a Property Be Bought Before the Auction? by Brian Kuzdas

What every short sale seller should know – direction from the IRS

The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act and Debt CancellationIf you owe a debt to someone else and they cancel or forgive that debt, the canceled amount may be taxable. The Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007 generally allows taxpayers to exclude income from the discharge of debt on their principal residence. Debt reduced through mortgage … Continue reading What every short sale seller should know – direction from the IRS

Short Sale Laws that Favor Home Sellers in California in 2014January 23, 2014 by dreamwellhomesShort Sale Information and Favorable Laws for California Homeowners in 2014Here are the Short Sale related laws you should know about as a homeowner in 2014. Please seek the advice of a real estate attorney and a tax professional on how these laws … Continue reading

Housing Recovery Unmoved by Rising Interest Rates Authors: Krista Franks-Brock January 23, 201

Mortgage rates may be rising, but the housing market doesn’t seem to mind. In fact, several indicators have improved alongside rising rates, according to the HousingPulse Tracking Survey released by Campbell Surveys and Inside Mortgage Finance this week. The lending atmosphere is becoming friendlier, especially to first-time buyers. Simultaneously, the average time on market for non-distressed properties … Continue reading Housing Recovery Unmoved by Rising Interest Rates Authors: Krista Franks-Brock January 23, 201