Monthly Archives: May 2013

REAL ESTATE NEWS: THE GOOD AND THE NOT SO GOOD

Today’s Friday Facts is a mix of good and not-so-good news: GOOD NEWS Realtor magazine reports that foreclosures continue to fall by big numbers.  The number of Americans in the foreclosure process has fallen almost 25% in the past year.  … Continue reading

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Reintroducing our YouTube Channel

It’s been an exciting couple weeks here at Real Estate Associates. We unveiled our new logo, continue to sell at a torrid pace and (finally) resolved our shortage of signs. We also launched a TV campaign and revamped our YouTube … Continue reading

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All about Mortgages: Friday Facts 524

Rates are great, but getting a mortgage isn’t easy: RIS Media notes that FHFA is limiting Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loan purchasers to “Qualified Mortgages”.  Beginning on January 10, 2014, they will not purchase a loan that is subject … Continue reading

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Don’t Do This if You Want A Sale

CASH PURCHASES RISE, HOMEOWNERSHIP RATE FALLS, DONT DO THIS IF YOU WANT A SALE FRIDAY FACTS May 17, 2013 From RIS Media:  All cash purchases, many of which are made by investors, made up 32% of sales nationally in March … Continue reading

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Cape Cod and Islands MLS stats for April 2013

SUMMARY: Bourne and Falmouth totals down Mashpee up CC&IMLS STATISTICS APRIL 2013 (PDF for download)

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When’s the best time to purchase household items?

From an article in Realty Times, here are the best months to purchase household items: January: Furniture, new flooring, and bedding and linens February: Air conditioners and older model televisions that will soon be moving out for newer models March: … Continue reading

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Best Spring Menus on the Upper Cape

OK, let’s all settle on one thing before we go any further – Cape Cod is foodie heaven. Yes, we might debate the merits of whether or not Cape Cod has enough true fine dining establishments (it doesn’t) and if … Continue reading

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HOUSING INVENTORY TO BOTTOM OUT IN 2014, TIPS FOR HOME SHOPPERS, VACATION HOME SALES REVIEW

FRIDAY FACTS May 3, 2013 An article in Inman News predicts that housing inventory will bottom in 2014 and thereafter price rise will slow.  Existing home inventory, which is 90% of on market property, has dropped 20% year over year … Continue reading

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