Decor Top Four: 4 Steps to Styling Your New Home

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One of the most exciting aspects of moving into your new house is making it feel like a home. Styling your interior so that it feels both comfortable and personal is an important step in the transition from house to home, but not everyone is blessed with an innate sense of style, nor the designer’s eye to pull it all … Read More

A Common Trait that Silicon Valley, Las Vegas, and New York all Share. Hint: It’s not the Weather

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  On average, for every $1 billion increase in stock value of companies in a given area, the median sale price of nearby homes increases by $4,400. That doesn’t sound like much, until you consider an area like Silicon Valley, home to 45 publicly traded companies in this study, and about $1.1 trillion in valuation. When the aggregate stock value … Read More

U.S. Brinksmanship Threatens to Derail Housing Recovery

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Thanks to gridlock in Congress, homeowners are at risk of losing their shirts, again. In case you have been living under a rock over the past few weeks, U.S. policymakers are in the throes of another government shutdown and debt ceiling battle. For most of us, this battle feels annoyingly familiar to the debt and budget fights that Congress seems … Read More

Home Tours Flat, Homebuyer Offers Slid 12% in September’s Post-Frenzy Hangover

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Each month, Redfin captures homebuyer demand by tracking the number of home tours requested and offers made by its customers across the country. In September, home tours were essentially flat, rising 0.2 percent from August, following a steady decline that began in May. Meanwhile, homebuyers submitting offers took an 11.8 percent nosedive, the largest monthly drop in offers we’ve seen … Read More

Prices, Sales Volume, and Inventory Decline in September

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The housing market frenzy of 2013 has officially come to a close. In line with normal seasonal trends, home sales, prices, and inventory all dropped from August. Prices had their third consecutive month-over-month drop, falling 2.2 percent this month. Home sales dropped 19 percent from August, and inventory fell 3.4 percent. However, the continuing housing market recovery is still evident … Read More

BP Podcast 039: Dirt Cheap Land Flipping and Reaching Motivated Sellers with Seth Williams

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Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Seth Williams, a real estate investor from Michigan, who shares with us his story of finding and flipping vacant land. Although land is often view negatively with investors, the strategies Seth uses will definitely increase your awareness (and desire) for investing in vacant land. In addition, […] View the full article: … Read More

#39: Dirt Cheap Land Flipping and Reaching Motivated Sellers with Seth Williams

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Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Seth Williams, a real estate investor from Michigan, who shares with us his story of finding and flipping vacant land. Although land is often view negatively with investors, the strategies Seth uses will definitely increase your awareness (and desire) for investing in vacant land. In addition, Seth shares his secrets for … Read More