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“10 U.S. Real Estate Markets Drawing International Buyers”
Affluent international buyers, attracted by fire-sale prices, are snapping up real estate in some U.S. markets. In a report released this week, Inman News identifies 10 markets where public records indicate foreign buyers make up the biggest share of overall buyers. Continue reading . . .
“Economists See Home Prices Stabilizing”
Home prices should stabilize this year and rebound next year, with appreciation accelerating in 2014, according to a survey of 38 real estate economists and analysts by the Urban Land Institute. Continue reading . . .
“Is Now a Good Time to Refinance?”
For homeowners who have been waiting for interest rates to fall even further before refinancing, it might be time to pull the trigger on a deal. Rates are moving up — and could stay higher for a while, experts say. The average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage climbed to 4.08% for the week of March 22, up from the record low of 3.87% it hit in February, according to Freddie Mac. Rates on 15-year loans were up to 3.30% last week from the record low of 3.13% reached earlier in March. Continue reading . . .
“Edit Your Real Estate Photos Right On Your Tablet”
Tablets are a great vehicle for listing presentations, but they can also be your one-stop-shop for taking and editing your photos. In this post from Tech Savvy Agent, Steve Pacinelli shows you have to take, edit and upload your best shots. Continue reading . . .