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How Developers Are Tapping the Internet For Crowdfunding Ventures

Today, anyone can crowdfund and invest in a startup business with the help of the Internet. Numerous crowdfunding platforms have emerged, with some offering an ownership piece of the business venture they're funding. If the venture becomes a success, they gain a very good return of investment. Before the onset of crowdfunding platforms, only a few accredited investors had participated in private-investment opportunities, Joanna Schwartz, chief executive of EarlyShares, a Miami-based crowd

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10 Fast-Moving Housing Markets

Daily Real Estate News | Friday, July 11, 2014 In some housing markets out West, homes are selling in less than a month. Denver continues to be the leader in the nation with the lowest median age of housing inventory at 20 days. Nationwide, the median age of the housing inventory is 78 days, a month-over-month rise in May of nearly 5 percent. The age of housing inventory is measured by how long a property typically spends listed on realtor.com®’s site. New-home inventory shortage: Bu

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Billionaire: Home Ownership Still the Best Investment

  Daily Real Estate News | Friday, July 18, 2014 John Paulson, a billionaire hedge fund manager, says that for those looking for the best investment possible, they need to look toward home ownership. Do Others Agree? • Poll: Americans Prefer Real Estate Over Stocks, Gold • From Right or Left, Home Ownership Is a Core Value • Fannie: More Americans Say Buy, Sell Now At the Delivering Alpha conference, presented by CNBC and Institutional Investor, Paulson said: "I still thin

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Mortgage Rates Post Slight Bump Up This Week

Daily Real Estate News | Friday, July 11, 2014 Mortgage rates this week ticked up only slightly, largely fueled by a better than expected jobs report, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey. Still, mortgage rates remain below last year at this time. "Mortgage rates increased for the week as the labor market appears to be improving,” notes Frank Nothaft, Freddie Mac’s chief economist. The U.S. economy added 288,000 jobs in June, following a 224,000 gain in May and 304,0

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Survey: Buyers, Sellers ‘Not on the Same Page’

  Daily Real Estate News | Thursday, July 10, 2014 Home buyers and sellers are “not on the same page” when it comes to the state of the housing market, according to a new Redfin survey of 707 of its agents and partner agents across 35 U.S. markets. Buyers and sellers are taking a more aggressive stance in the market, with some sellers overpricing their homes and more buyers refusing to get in bidding wars, the survey found. Help Your Clients Better Understand the Market • How t

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