Each and every week, there are things going on that impact housing news and the real estate market. Sometimes there are big changes to federal and state policies that impact the distressed property world. Other weeks, there is business news and distressed property news about government programs for distressed borrowers. Or, there are hot topics that impact real estate agents. As such, it’s great to have a weekly housing update.
Weekly Real Estate News for Week Ending October 31, 2014
Read below to learn about some of the interesting housing news and weird stuff that went on this week in the distressed property and real estate agent arena:
Three States with the Most Negative Equity I don’t think that I would be proud to be on this list, but here is a report of the three states with the most negative equity. By the way, San Diego County (if you’re local) still has 9% of borrowers underwater, according to the Zillow Home Value Index.
King of Foreclosures Was Arrested Hopefully the “King” is not associated with the Queen of Short Sales, as some people have called me that in the past. It is scary the types of fraudulent ideas that some people come up with, huh?
How Agents Might Behave Without Article 16 At the California Association of Realtors Expo and Conference, I had the privilege of getting to know and listening to super-genius Rob Hahn. You have got to read his article here about some CRAZY stuff that may be going on down the road. What’s gonna happen if Article 16 actually goes away? Will you behave ethically?
Use Facebook to Get Tons of Seller Leads Just came back from California Association of Realtors Expo and Conference where my friend Bryan Robertson (King of Social Media) presented on using Facebook to generate seller leads. Special treat… he agreed to do his presentation for us as a webinar on Novermber 13th! Click here to register!
It’s Time to Think About 2015
Not sure whether you’ve heard the news. But, last year, Short Sale Expeditor® CEO, Melissa Zavala, published a real estate planner entitled The Essential Daily Planner for Real Estate Agents: Success in 10 Minutes a Day. The book has received many accolades. In fact, Shark Tank star and real estate mogul, Barbara Corcoran, had this to say about the book: “This clever book is a business coach and an accountability tool all in less than 250 pages! Read it, use it, and watch your productivity skyrocket!” The planner is available on Amazon. And, if you want to get a head start and amp up for 2015, you may want to check it out!
In any case, there’s lots going on in the real estate news arena. And, if you are actively working with ‘distressed’ borrowers and housing, it’s important to keep up with the news and all of the changes in the industry. Sometimes that’s hard, which is why we’ve provided you with a weekly recap of the distressed property news and housing news right here.