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Property market: Underquoting accepted as the new norm

Property market: Underquoting accepted as the new norm

Sarah Cabret and her partner Thomas Harvey have almost given up their dream of owning a home after spending more than a year chasing properties that sold for much more than their original advertised price guide. The couple have become ...

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Walton Street poised to profit on Hotel Lincoln sale

Walton Street poised to profit on Hotel Lincoln sale

Less than two years after buying the Hotel Lincoln, Walton Street Capital is putting the Lincoln Park property up for sale, capitalizing on strong investor demand for Chicago hotels. A joint venture led by the Chicago-based private-equity firm hired New ...

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Debt Forgiveness Could Save This Woman’s Home, But Nation’s Housing Chief Still Says No

Debt Forgiveness Could Save This Woman’s Home, But Nation’s Housing Chief Still Says No

Sylvia Alvarez didn’t grasp the enormity of the crisis about to engulf her community until she returned to her office in Tampa, Florida, after a long weekend and found her voicemail filled with messages from distraught homeowners. It was early ...

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If You Want to Sell Your House This Year, Start Doing These Things Now

If You Want to Sell Your House This Year, Start Doing These Things Now

With home prices recovering and interest rates still low, now may be the time to act. Here are 8 things successful sellers need to know. In part one of our Spring Real Estate Guide, we told you what to do ...

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Analysts Expect Short-Term Boost To China’s Slumping Real Estate As Central Bank Eases Loan Requirements

Analysts Expect Short-Term Boost To China’s Slumping Real Estate As Central Bank Eases Loan Requirements

Stock markets rose Tuesday morning to hit fresh seven-year highs following Monday’s announcement by China’s central bank that it was reducing the minimum down payment on loans for second homes to 40 percent from 60 percent, and cutting the minimum ...

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Why are so few homes for sale in the Bay Area?

Why are so few homes for sale in the Bay Area?

Rain wasn’t the only thing in short supply over the winter. The Bay Area housing market has also been suffering from an inventory drought. Real estate activity always slows in winter, but the number of homes and condos sold in ...

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Should You Hire a Friend as Your Real Estate Agent?

Should You Hire a Friend as Your Real Estate Agent?

As the spring house-hunting season approaches, many Americans will be buying or selling a home — and some will enlist the help of a friend or relative who happens to work in real estate. But experts caution that hiring a ...

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News-Press survey: mostly rosy outlook on real estate

News-Press survey: mostly rosy outlook on real estate

Look for 2015 to be a good year for home prices, but supply of new inventory might be a problem. Those are the results of a News-Press poll of 277 people from all walks of life who are interested in ...

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6 steps for maximizing your real estate Internet exposure

6 steps for maximizing your real estate Internet exposure

Easy ways to boost leads that won’t break your budget Applying the following online exposure concepts will help you distinguish yourself from the overcrowded sea of real estate agents, generate a plethora of high-quality leads based on your Internet presence ...

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Chinese Real-Estate Firm Looks West—to California

Chinese Real-Estate Firm Looks West—to California

A Chinese real-estate firm known for its big investments at home is casting its net much farther afield, becoming one of the most aggressive property buyers in California. China Oceanwide Holdings Group Co. and its chairman, Lu Zhiqiang, have poured ...

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