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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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HomeGain Releases 4th Quarter 2012 California Home Values Survey Results

Seventy-seven percent of California real estate professionals expect home prices to increase in the coming six months, compared to 40 percent of homeowners

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 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.

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 and other states.

See all past California home values surveys.

Set forth below is the fourth quarter 2012 real estate professional and home owner California 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 7th, 2013 under Home Prices, Home Staging, Home Values, Home Values Surveys

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Happy New Year!

Wow, what happened to 2012?

From everyone at HomeGain, we’d like to wish you a very happy new year!

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Posted by: HG Blog Admin on January 1st, 2013 under none

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5 Things New Home Buyers Look for First

The real estate market is so huge these days that people that want to sell a house need to make sure that everything is in a perfect state. And not only that – they should also try to make the most important features stand out in order to make the potential buyers even more interested in their particular house.

Nobody buys a house without looking around for awhile, so it is necessary to get the property into the ideal state. Of course, there are some things that new home buyers look for first – and those are the things that you should focus on in your preparations the most. In this article, we are going to look at some of the top ones.

Patio

Patio might not be the most important feature for many buyers, but it is a feature that has a huge influence on the buyer’s first impressions and we all know how important that factor might turn out to be. Someone who will have to walk through a patio that is in a state of disrepair is surely not going to regard the entire property very highly. On the other hand, a well-designed patio with seasonal decorations that is kept in a good state might have the opposite effect on the potential buyer, so make sure that your patio is indeed going to start the inspection on a high note.

Roof

When it comes to exterior features, roof is one of those things that stand out the most and any deficiencies in that department are going to be noticed by everyone who will want to take an in-depth look at the property. This is especially true in locations that experience their fair share of bad weather and where it is a really good idea to have a roof of the best possible quality. You might not be willing to invest into a complete renovation, but you should undoubtedly fix the most obvious problems in order to make your house more attractive.

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Posted by: Guest Contributor on December 27th, 2012 under Best Practices, Guest Bloggers

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Happy Holidays!

HomeGain wishes you and your family a safe and happy holiday season!

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Posted by: HG Blog Admin on December 23rd, 2012 under none

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