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Real Estate 360 Live With Louis Cammarosano 1/14/13

On Monday January 14, 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 (12:49)

Ryan and Louis discuss the Federal Reserve minutes. Louis notes the what the Fed does is most important and that it’s also important what the Fed says, but only in the short time.

Louis predicts a continuation of quantitative easing and that gold and silver will continue to rise.

Ryan notes that the Fed is talking up the economy.

Louis notes that the Fed is concerned that the perception is that the they will continue to print will under mine confidence in the dollar and therefore they talk down their quantitative easing plans.

Louis notes that the Fed will continue with QE but is not interested in being first among countries in the race to debase.

Louis and Ryan discuss the fiscal cliff and the debt ceiling. Louis notes that the debt ceiling doesn’t need to be raised for the US to pay interest on its debt.

Louis notes that Democrats and Republicans are both fans of spending and have no interest in cutting spending and are interested in raising the debt ceiling so they can continue spending.

Ryan and Louis discuss some examples of government waste and how the government picks winners and loses by allocating subsidies.

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Posted by: Louis Cammarosano on January 23rd, 2013 under Louis Cammarosano on Real Estate Radio

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HomeGain Releases 4th Quarter 2012 Pennsylvania Home Values Survey Results

Sixty-three percent of Pennsylvania real estate professionals expect home prices to stay the same or decrease within the next six months

Last month, HomeGain,one of the first companies to provide free instant home valuations online, released the results of our fourth quarter 2012 nationwide home values survey of over 200 HomeGain current and former members and 1,500 home owners. The survey asked their opinions on home prices and what they thought of President Obama’s performance as President. On this real estate blog we published the 4th quarter 2012 national results as well as the complete 4th quarter 2012 regional results, including commentary from real estate agents and brokers. pennsylvania-liberty-bell

Recently, we released the California 4th quarter 2012 home values survey data, the Florida 4th quarter 2012 home values survey data, and the Georgia 4th quarter 2012 home prices survey data.

Today we are releasing the Pennsylvania home prices survey.

Set forth below is the fourth quarter 2012 real estate professional and home owner Pennsylvania home prices survey data along with the fourth quarter 2012 real estate professional survey data and the fourth quarter 2012 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?

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Posted by: Louis Cammarosano on January 17th, 2013 under Home Prices, Home Staging, Home Values, Home Values Surveys, HomeGain

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Real Estate 360 Live With Louis Cammarosano 12/17/12

On Monday December 17, 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 (14:15)

Ryan covers the week’s economic event including the fiscal cliff talks.

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Posted by: Louis Cammarosano on January 16th, 2013 under Louis Cammarosano on Real Estate Radio

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HomeGain Releases 4th Quarter 2012 Georgia Home Values Survey Results

Sixty percent of Georgia Real Estate Professionals expect home values to decrease over the next six months

Last month, HomeGain, one of the first companies to provide free instant home valuations online, released the results of our fourth quarter 2012 nationwide home values survey of over 200 HomeGain current and former members and 1,500 home owners. The survey asked their opinions on home prices and what they thought of President Obama’s performance as President.


On this real estate blog we published the 4th quarter 2012 national results as well as the complete 4th quarter 2012 regional results, including commentary from real estate agents and brokers. Earlier this month we released the California 4th quarter 2012 home values survey data and the Florida 4th quarter 2012 home values survey data.

Today we are releasing the results of the fourth quarter 2012 Georgia home prices survey.

Set forth below is the fourth quarter 2012 real estate professional and home owner Georgia home prices survey data along with the fourth quarter 2012 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. What percentage of homes for sale are foreclosures in your area?
  8. What is the average home price in your area?
  9. What percentage of your clients are first-time buyers?
  10. How do you think Barack Obama is performing in his role as President?

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Posted by: Louis Cammarosano on January 14th, 2013 under Home Prices, Home Staging, Home Values, Home Values Surveys, HomeGain

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Real Estate 360 Live With Louis Cammarosano 1/7/13

On Monday January 7, 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.

Listen to the show.

Part 1 (15:00)

Louis and Ryan discuss the fiscal cliff deal/ Both had predicted Congress would come up with a plan that would not cut spending.

Louis notes that the Social security withholding went from 4.2 to 6.2% and top rates went up to 39 percent.
Louis notes that both of these while increases are technically not as they come about as a result of letting the prior cuts expire.

Louis notes that the resolution of the fiscal cliff negotiations did not lead to a reduction in the deficit

Louis notes that raising taxes could result in few taxes being collected.

Ryan notes that the mortgage debt forgiveness relief act was extended as part of the fiscal cliff deal.

Louis notes that a lot of new spending and tax breaks were also included in the deal.
Louis notes the bill was 157 pages and passed in three minutes!

Louis notes the dynamic where each Senator and Congressman has an incentive to continue spending.

Louis notes the FOMC minutes that indicated that they might stop buying treasuries. Louis says its “all talk”.

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Posted by: Louis Cammarosano on January 10th, 2013 under HomeGain, Louis Cammarosano on Real Estate Radio

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HomeGain Releases 4th Quarter 2012 Florida Home Values Survey Results

Sixty-eight percent of Florida real estate professionals and 45 percent of homeowners think home prices will increase over the next six months

by Louis Cammarosano

HomeGain, one of the first companies to provide free instant home valuations online, released the results of our fourth quarter 2012 nationwide home values survey of over of over 200 HomeGain current and former members and more than 1,500 home owners. The survey asked their opinions on home prices and what they thought of President Obama’s performance as President. On this real estate blog we published the 4th quarter 2012 national results as well as the complete 4th quarter 2012 regional results, including commentary from real estate agents and brokers.

Earlier we released the California home values survey data. Today we are releasing the Florida home values survey data.

See all past Florida home values surveys.

Set forth below is the fourth quarter 2012 real estate professional and homeowner Florida home prices survey data along with the third quarter 2012 real estate professional survey data and the fourth 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?

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Posted by: Louis Cammarosano on January 10th, 2013 under Home Prices, Home Staging, Home Values, Home Values Surveys

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