All posts tagged "On Real Estate"
On Real Estate: Rockford agents receive top honors, foreclosures down from last year
By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Two Rockford real estate agents were honored by the Rockford Area Realtors (RAR) Association for their accomplishments last week. Bob Nieman of RE/MAX Property Source was presented with the Realtor Emeritus for...
- Posted February 16, 2011
On Real Estate: Google to exit real estate listing market
By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Internet giant Google announced last week it will leave the real estate market and retire the Google Real Estate feature on its website. Launched in 2009, Google Real Estate is an added...
- Posted February 2, 2011
On Real Estate: Identifying common complaints against mortgage companies
By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer While the economy shows some signs of improvement, the mortgage industry is still licking its wounds from a rough few years. Lenders continue to be bought out by larger firms, and thousands...
- Posted January 19, 2011
On Real Estate: Outlook positive for commercial real estate
By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer While some of 2011 will resemble much of 2010 on the commercial real estate front, several indicators are pointing to a positive outlook this year. Unemployment rates remain high, and the residential...
- Posted January 5, 2011
On Real Estate: Homeownership still outpacing other investments, inflation
By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Even in a market where distressed properties are common, homeownership continues to be a sound long-term investment. For those who understand the simple concept of “buy low and sell high,” turning even...
- Posted December 22, 2010
On Real Estate: Home sales down in November, Realtors feel national gloom
By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer The number of area homes sold missed the 300 mark in November, making it the fifth month sales of single-family houses and condominiums have dropped this year, agents reported last week. According...
- Posted December 8, 2010
On Real Estate: Hope emerges for commercial real estate investors
By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer As capital supplies continue to increase, commercial real estate investors are seeing a light at what has looked like a long, dark tunnel. According to the CCIM Institute and Real Estate Research...
- Posted November 24, 2010
On Real Estate: Choosing between first mortgage refinance or a home equity loan requires homework
By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Whether to refinance into a first mortgage or to obtain an equity loan can be a challenging decision. While both first and second mortgages come with their advantages, it’s never unwise to...
- Posted November 10, 2010
On Real Estate: Fraud breeds fraud on foreclosure front
By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer When mortgage lenders began to fall as far back as 2006, leading to an all-out banking implosion two years later, the industry’s work of selling hundreds of thousands of foreclosed properties seemed...
- Posted October 27, 2010
On Real Estate: Turning to the real estate auction to move property
By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Real estate auctions can allow homeowners better odds at selling property, especially in a soft market where traditional sales are slow. Commonly associated with estate liquidation and foreclosure, real estate auctions can...
- Posted September 29, 2010