Pocket Listings Gaining Popularity

Day: August 19, 2012

Pocket Listings Gaining Popularity

Sometimes, for whatever reason, home sellers just don’t want to publicize the fast that they are selling their house. In this case, the house is a “pocket listing,” and it is not listed on the MLS. Instead, it is marketed directly by a real estate agent or broker. This gives the seller more control over…  Continue Reading

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Government Considers Eminent Domain for Foreclosures

There is another great housing foreclosure debate raging in governments – this time over the issue of eminent domain. Some local governments are throwing around the idea of condemning mortgages through eminent domain. It would work like this – a town or county “would seek court approval to pay a ‘fair market’ value to a…  Continue Reading

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Best Cities for Buying and Selling Houses

Where are the best markets in the country for buying and selling houses? Zillow recently ranked the top 10 markets to find out where buyers or sellers hold the most power. Zillow defines a buyer’s market as one in which “buyers have more bargaining power” because houses tend to stay on the market longer and…  Continue Reading

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