‘REO to Rental’ Draws Investors Back into Real Estate

Since peaking at 69 percent in 2006, the U.S. homeownership rate has fallen to its current 65.4 percent. That’s a lot of former homeowners. Now, investors see opportunity. Even as the housing market bottomed out and investors, burned by the housing downturn, left real estate, others saw new opportunities to convert these properties into rentalContinue reading “‘REO to Rental’ Draws Investors Back into Real Estate”

Who’s Speaking at the Women in Default Services (WinDS) Conference in March?

That would be me and my of my heroes– Les Brown!! The WinDS organization has put together a great agenda. My excitement about speaking and sharing with the group is only topped by the fact that Les Brown is going to be speaking there too! I’m thrilled to get to see Les again in personContinue reading “Who’s Speaking at the Women in Default Services (WinDS) Conference in March?”

Will The Recovery Continue? A Look at Housing in 2013

If 2012 was the year that the U.S. Housing market stabilized and began its long-awaited recovery, what can we expect in 2013? Will the recovery continue, or will we see another setback? And what are the implications for real estate professionals – especially those who specialize in distressed properties? Most economists and market analysts agreeContinue reading “Will The Recovery Continue? A Look at Housing in 2013”

REO’s in 2012 and The Distressed Real Estate Market

A year ago experts were predicted record REO’s to hit the market in 2012. That didn’t happen as planned for many reasons. Below is an article I wrote for RIS Media on what happened to the expected flood of REO’s. Unmet Expectations: The REO Flood of 2012 Industry experts predicted a flood of foreclosures inContinue reading “REO’s in 2012 and The Distressed Real Estate Market”

To Rent or To Buy: That is the Question

Low interest rates, growing home sales and rising real estate prices is now the time to rent or buy? “It’s the old debate,” said Wendy Forsythe, executive vice president and head of global operations with Atlantic & Pacific Real Estate, a full-service real estate brokerage with offices in 22 states. “Rent versus buy, buy versusContinue reading “To Rent or To Buy: That is the Question”

5 Things I Learned at the HOPE NOW Symposium

  HOPE NOW represents an alliance of some of the brightest and most talented professionals from mortgage, servicing, investors, non-profits, market participants and government bodies. The mandate of this group is to work together to provide outreach to homeowners in distress with the goal of helping them determine and navigate their housing options. Recently HOPEContinue reading “5 Things I Learned at the HOPE NOW Symposium”

3 Tips for Great Broker Price Opinions (BPO’s)

Writing a killer BPO can mean the difference between a great real estate career and barely getting by in today’s market. With approximately 40% of the transactions in the US last year coming from the distressed market segment, the BPO is a vital business tool for today’s real estate professional. The next time you’ve gotContinue reading “3 Tips for Great Broker Price Opinions (BPO’s)”