Thursday, June 10, 2010

Real estate news update: 6-10

A daily dose of headlines for real estate agents, mortgage lenders and consumers.

Obama slept here, you can too
The New York Times:
The presidents former pad � which he shared with a roommate� in 1981 when he was a junior at Columbia University � is for rent, asking $1,900.
Housings double dip
CNBC: While temporary tax credits succeeded in lifting buyer psychology temporarily, they essentially shifted demand forward without having a lasting impact on purchase behavior.
Profit on your homes price -- even if its falling
Forbes: Lets look at a few ways to trade real estate as a diversification method for your investments, and protect yourself against losses.
Our houses, our selves
The Atlantic: A new crop of books suggests that for women, obsession with real estate is replacing obsession with love and marriage.
Will the homebuyer tax credit help?
Forbes: Dont let appearances fool you. Gains in new home sales were likely due to last-minute bargain-hunters scrambling to take advantage of a federal tax credit.
Time for the mortgage industry to get social
Housing Wire
: If you want those satisfied customers referring you to their friends and family, theres no easier way to do that than social media.

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Headlines compiled by Strategic Research.

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