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Hispanic Buyers Could Kick Recovery Into High Gear

Trade Group: Government Policies Favor Investors, Hold Back Latino Homeownership
Posted by David Lopez, CBR on March 27, 2013 in  2013  Hispanics  Inman News  Market Trends  NAHREP  Real Estate
  By Inman News, Tuesday, March 26, 2013.       Hispanics accounted for more than half of new owner-occupied households last year and have the purchasing power "to push the U.S. housing recovery into high gear," according to an annual report from the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) released today.   In its 2012 State of Hispanic Homeownership report, the trade group said Hispanics have posted gains in jobs, income, education, and... read more

Home Prices Make Largest Year-Over-Year Jump In 6 Years

Case-Shiller: 19 of 20 Metros Show Price Acceleration
Posted by David Lopez, CBR on March 27, 2013 in  2013  Economics  Home Prices  Inman News  Market Trends  Real Estate  Trends
  By Inman News, Tuesday, March 26, 2013.     Editor's note: This story has been updated.   The S&P/Case-Shiller 20-City Composite index posted its largest year-over-year gain in January since the summer of 2006.   The index, which tracks single-family home prices in 20 large U.S. metros, was up 8.1 percent in January from a year ago with all 20 areas including New York, which hadn't seen year-over-year positive light in 28 months, registering gains.   ... read more

Orlando Home Prices Rise To Half Of What They Were At 2007 Peak

Sustained Growth Continues Point Towards Recovery
Posted by David Lopez, CBR on March 20, 2013 in  2013  Central Florida  Economics  Home Prices  Home Sales  Listing Inventory  Market Trends  Orlando  Orlando Sentinel  Real Estate
By Mary Shanklin, Orlando Sentinel   11:08 a.m. EDT, March 19, 2013     For the first time since the housing slump, Orlando-area home prices have rebounded to half their height at the peak of the market in 2007, thanks partly to a 20 percent annual increase in February.         Last month's median home price for the core Orlando market, which consists mostly of Orange and Seminole counties, was $133,000, according to a new report from the Orlando Regional R... read more

Survey Shows Americans Upbeat About Housing.

Fannie Mae: Consumers Expect Home Prices And Mortgage Rates To Rise
Posted by David Lopez, CBR on March 08, 2013 in  2013  Economics  Fannie Mae  Home Prices  Home Sales  Inman News  Interest Rates  Market Statistics  Market Trends  Trends
Survey shows Americans upbeat about housing Fannie Mae: Consumers expect home prices and mortgage rates to rise By Teke Wiggin, Thursday, March 7, 2013. Inman News®     Americans continued to view housing as a relative bright spot in the economy, even as their sentiment towards the broader economy and household finances limped along, according to Fannie Mae's February 2013 National Housing Survey.   Americans who believe home prices will increase over the next year and hom... read more

Why Is Coldwell Banker's Training Ranked #3 In The Nation?

This is what Training Magazine has to say about the real estate industrys best training program
Posted by David Lopez, CBR on March 07, 2013 in  2013  Awards  Coldwell Banker  Coldwell Banker University  Education  Training
  2013 Training Top 125: Coldwell Banker’s Sold on Training     No. 3 Coldwell Banker Real Estate took sales training to the next level last year, offering innovative online and offline programming, and even user-generated content.   Article | Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:00 By Margery Weinstein   Mastering the art of the deal may be the oldest corporate learning pursuit. After all, is there anything harder in business than assisting home buyers to make the biggest purchase in their li... read more


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