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HomeGain Releases 2nd Quarter 2012 California Home Values Survey Results

Sixty-seven percent of California real estate professionals expect home prices to increase in the coming six months; up 20 percent from last quarter

by Louis Cammarosano

HomeGain, one of the first companies to provide free instant home valuations online, released the results of our second quarter 2012 nationwide home values survey of over 400 HomeGain current and former members and more than 1,700 home owners. The survey asked their opinions on home prices, what they thought of President Obama’s performance as President, and who they would vote for if the Presidential election were to take place today. On this real estate blog we published the 2nd quarter 2012 national results as well as the complete 2nd quarter 2012 regional results, including commentary from real estate agents and brokers.

Today we are releasing the California home values survey data. In the coming days we will be releasing home values survey data from Texas, Florida, Illinois, New York, Arizona and other states.

See all past California home values surveys.

Set forth below is the second quarter 2012 real estate professional and home owner California home prices survey data along with the first quarter 2012 real estate professional survey data and the second quarter 2011 national home prices survey data: (click on each question to see complete results):

  1. Have home prices increased, decreased or stayed the same in the last year?
  2. On average, what do homeowners believe that their home is worth?
  3. How do buyers feel that homes for sale are priced?
  4. What is the average difference in price between what sellers believe their home to be worth and the amount at which the home gets listed?
  5. What is the average difference in price between what a home is listed at and what a home sells for?
  6. In the next six months, will the values of homes in your market increase, decrease or stay the same?
  7. In the next two years, will the values of homes in your market increase, decrease or stay the same?
  8. What percentage of homes for sale are foreclosures in your area?
  9. What is the average home price in your area?
  10. What percentage of your clients are first-time buyers?
  11. How do you think Barack Obama is performing in his role as President?
  12. If the Presidential election were held today, who would you vote for?
  13. If the Presidential election were held today, who would you vote for? (Part 2)

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Posted by: Louis Cammarosano on June 29th, 2012 under Home Prices, Home Values, Home Values Surveys

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HomeGain Inducts 15 New Members into Commissions Based Award Clubs

HomeGain inducts 15 new real estate agent members into its elite commissions based award clubs; Total club membership reaches 1,080, each member earning at least $50,000 in commissions from HomeGain’s Agent Evaluator Program

Emeryville, CA – June 27, 2012 – HomeGain, a leading website that connects REALTORS® with home buyers and sellers, today announced that it is inducting 15 new members into its commission based award clubs. The total number of award clubs members now stands at 1,080.

“We are delighted that over 1,000 HomeGain members have been inducted into our AgentEvaulator Awards Clubs,” stated Louis Cammarosano, General Manager at HomeGain. “We would like to congratulate them all and welcome the fifteen latest entrants to these exclusive clubs that require members to earn at least $50,000 in commissions from using HomeGain’s Agent Evaluator program.”

Since the first quarter of 2012, HomeGain has inducted the following real estate club members:

  • One new HomeGain Diamond Club member (totaling 30 members who have earned $500,000 or more)
  • Two new HomeGain Platinum Club members (totaling 410 members who have earned $125,000 or more)
  • Eight new HomeGain Gold Club members (totaling 337 members who have earned $75,000 or more)
  • Four new HomeGain Silver Club members (totaling 301 members who have earned $50,000 or more)

There are currently two members in the HomeGain Million Dollar Club.

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Posted by: HG Blog Admin on June 26th, 2012 under AgentEvaluator

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Real Estate 360 Live With Louis Cammarosano 6/18/12

On Monday June 18, 2012, Louis Cammarosano, General Manager of HomeGain, was a guest on the Real Estate 360 Live radio show on The Big Talker 1580 WHFS AM, hosted by Ryan Sloper.

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Part 1 (14:42)


Louis discusses the situation in Greece. Louis noted that the Greeks voted to keep the pub open well passed happy hour. Louis discusses the United States’ debt levels vs Greek debt levels. Ryan notes that the winning New Democracy party in the Greek elections said they are committed to a $300 billion bailout.

Louis notes that its like a person who is extremely drunk at a bar pronouncing that he is committed to doing 12 more shooters. Louis discussed how the Federal Reserve debases the currency.

Ryan notes that the Federal Reserve provided $4 trillion in loans to banks whose executives served as directors for the Federal reserve. Louis discusses fractional reserve banking.
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Posted by: Louis Cammarosano on June 21st, 2012 under HomeGain Radio, HomeGain on Real Estate Radio, Louis Cammarosano on Real Estate Radio

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Real Estate 360 Live With Louis Cammarosano 6/11/12

On Monday June 11, 2012, Louis Cammarosano, General Manager of HomeGain, was a guest on the Real Estate 360 Live radio show on The Big Talker 1580 WHFS AM, hosted by Ryan Sloper.

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Part 1 (14:33)


Ryan and Louis discuss the debt crisis in Europe and note the $100 billion bailout of Spain.

Louis and Ryan discuss plans that the European Union are considering to centralize the finances of the member states. Louis notes that investors have confidence when the sovereign can pay back the debt by printing money even though that has the impact of debasing the value of the payment and could be considered a partial default. Louis notes that higher interest rates put a restraint on sovereign spending.

Louis notes that bailouts only paper over the debt problem and predicts confidence will eventually be lost. Louis predicts eventually money will flow into gold and silver. Louis argues that gold and silver are not in a bubble.Louis discusses the potential impact of inflation on home values in the coming years.
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Posted by: Louis Cammarosano on June 20th, 2012 under HomeGain, HomeGain on Real Estate Radio, Louis Cammarosano on Real Estate Radio

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Weekend Real Estate Report With Louis Cammarosano 5/27/12

On Sunday May 27, 2012 Louis Cammarosano, General Manager of HomeGain, was a guest on the Weekend Real Estate Report radio show on 105.7 The Fan, hosted by Carl Delmont.

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Part 1 (16:37)

Louis discusses the services that can be found on HomeGain.com.

Louis discusses the HomeGain Find a Realtor program

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Posted by: Louis Cammarosano on June 20th, 2012 under HomeGain, HomeGain Radio, HomeGain on Real Estate Radio

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Quick Tips to Selling Luxury Homes Faster

If you’re looking to sell your luxury home this summer, it might be a challenge with the current economy to close the deal quickly. There is good news however, many people are currently buying homes, and if you need to sell, there is a fairly good chance of finding a buyer for your home. To help you sell your home quicker, there are some simple things you can do to not only maximize your home’s value, but also close the deal faster.

  1. First impression is everything. A buyer can sometimes decide whether he is even going to consider placing an offer on your home in the first thirty seconds. Since the outside is the first part of your home a buyer views, increase your curb appeal. Take extra care to manicure your lawn, plant fresh flowers, and clean your yard of any junk. A thorough cleaning of the inside of your home is important before showings; nobody likes a dirty or smelly home.
  2. Stage your home! On average staged homes sell for 6-10% more than their counterparts and almost twice as fast. Consider hiring a professional in order to prep your house for showings. Even small items as fresh flowers or removing personal items make a huge difference in the buyers mind.
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Posted by: Guest Contributor on June 19th, 2012 under Guest Bloggers

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