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Foreclosures to Rentals. Obama Finally Listens to Oppenheim Law

Taking a cue from Oppenheim Law, the Obama Administration is mulling over plans to reduce the number of foreclosed homes on the market by renting them out, according to the Wall Street Journal. As the large inventory of distressed homes on the market continues to push a reduction in home prices as well as an increase in rental prices, the […]

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly (Again): Miami Rebounds, Foreclosures Stall and Housing Prices Sink

The good: All we can say is, you never know! When the real estate market collapsed, Miami’s downtown epitomized the worst excesses of the building boom. Glittering new towers sat mostly vacant. Today Miami’s downtown real estate is booming and bustling with life and commerce thanks to foreign investors and renters. A report by the Miami Downtown Development Authority indicates […]

Sun Begins to Break on Florida Housing Market

After a few years of torrential storms blowing against the housing market, residential real estate in the Sunshine State is breaking through the dark clouds. Although the forecast calls for scattered rain showers in 2011, the media is starting to report rays of light that signal a recovery. Consumers are definitely shopping—and they are buying even if it is for […]

Snow, Egypt, Super Bowl Sunday and the Real Estate Countdown

January is historically a sleepy month stemming from the holiday hangover. But this year the first month of the year closed with a crash of economic, political and severe-weather related events that put the world in a freeze frame. February started with a continued roar as events continue to unfold. Super Bowl Sunday is notable for two reasons: it is […]