real estate value: The Bottom Of The Real Estate Market Is June 2011! - 06/20/11 08:01 PM
That is a pretty big title. There better be data to support it. So is data from Harvard good enough?
Harvard has produced a report that indicates that the bottom is here. Realtor.org Magazine has an article this month that says 16 million housing units are needed to meet housing needs in the next ten years. This will be a faster pace than the decade leading up to the latest bust. So where can the report be found?
Here's the report: http://www.jchs.harvard.edu/publications/markets/son2011/son2011.pdf
So why does one report indicate The Bottom Of The Real Estate Market!? If the growth forecasted is realistic, … (0 comments)

real estate value: Make your own website more sticky with a free Value Estimator - 01/24/09 04:26 PM
I have published a free Java Script that will allow you to give site visitors an instant value for their property.  It is a strict math function based on assessed values.  You can customize it, personalize it, and adjust it for your particular area.  (And yes, it is as incorrect as you find on the big sites. LOL.)
I hate those calls that say, "I don't want you to come look, just give me a value over the phone," or when the customer says "I saw on-line that my property is worth...".  This simple code lets you provide the answer for … (8 comments)

real estate value: Here's A Link To a "Fair Market Rent Calculator" provided by HUD - 01/22/09 02:44 PM
Real Estate investors ask "How much could this rent for?" and tenants ask "Is this a fair rent?"  Well I found a government website that takes the liability off of us brokers.  It can be found in the mish-mash of HUD web sites and information. 
For my area it is pretty accurate.  Rents here are between $700 and $1500 a month year round, depending on bedrooms and location.  With more waterfront that any other town in the country, Falmouth has some good locations.
Real estate in Falmouth MA can be rented by the week in the summer and by the month … (10 comments)

real estate value: Alaska was #5 in US House Price Appreciation in 2007! - 06/12/08 09:50 AM
Alaska real estate sales were ranked number 5 in terms of appreciation in 2007. Unfortunately, no specific town or city like Anchorage was in the top twenty cities in the United states real estate market for appreciation, but being in the top 10 is a good report for the Alaska economy. The Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) produced an 88 page reports that says Alaska real estate sales were number 5 in the list of states that had "...positive four-quarter appreciation" in 2007...".  The report has lots of positive information, but it hasn't been widely publicized.  The list of states … (0 comments)

real estate value: South Carolina was #18 in House Price Appreciation in 2007! - 06/03/08 11:19 AM
The Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) produced an 88 page reports that says South Carolina real estate sales were number 18 in the list of states that had "...positive four-quarter appreciation" in 2007...".  The report has a negative title, but it has lots of positive data.  The list of states and their ranking by appreciation over 2007 is on page 25 of the .pdf report. 
80% of the United States had POSITIVE appreciation in 2007 according to the chart page 25 and 26 of the report.  And, of the 291 cities monitored in the report, 65% had appreciation.  Too bad … (0 comments)

real estate value: Utah was #1 in House Price Appreciation in 2007! - 05/31/08 03:10 PM
According to an 88 page report from the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO), Utah real estate sales were number 1 in the list of states that had "...positive four-quarter appreciation" in 2007...".  This report has a negative title, but it has lots of positive data.  The list of states and their ranking by appreciation over 2007 is on page 25 of the report. 
80% of states had positive appreciation in 2007 according to page 25 of the report.  And, of the 291 cities monitored in the report, 65% had appreciation.  Statistics can be used to make any point you want.  … (2 comments)

real estate value: 65% of US Markets had Price Appreciation in 2007! - 05/26/08 06:43 AM
According to an 88 page report from the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO), 65% of the 291 cities they monitor had "...positive four-quarter appreciation" in 2007...".  This report is titled "Widespread House Declines in Fourth Quarter," but in reading the report, there is good news for some areas of the country. (see page 2, #6)
There are of course some areas of the country that are not appreciating.  Statistics can be used to make any point you want.  This report uses a few different set of statistics to show different aspects of the housing market.  Each set of stats provides a … (7 comments)

real estate value: Real Estate agents add "Instant Value Buttons" to their sites. - 03/29/07 03:06 PM
Why real estate agents are adding things like "value estimating buttons" to their web pages.
For a short time, some of the large "display" and "lead generation" real estate sites have tried to reduce valuing a home to a programmers equation. The surfer enters an address or some other identifying data, and voila! - a value appears. Unfortunately the value is often very incorrect. So, why are real estate agents adding "Value Estimator" buttons to their pages?
The addition of this type of "resource" to agent web pages is inevitable. As technology evolves and as agents learn more about how to use technology … (6 comments)

 
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