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Investing in the Zone

Opportunity zones offer real estate investors strong incentives to invest in designated low-income census tracts. Here’s why these zones could be the next big thing.

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New Cryptocurrency Offering Backed by Real Estate

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The cryptocurrency landscape is something of a wild frontier at the moment, with new cryptocurrencies being introduced all the time. Bitcoin is by far the best known of them, but even Bitcoin’s long-term legacy remains unwritten, to say nothing of ...

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California Home Sales Abate to Close Out Year

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Single-family and condominium sales in California closed 2013 on a cautiously positive note, even though overall sales were down notably from the year prior, according to the latest quarterly market report from PropertyRadar. December sales in the Golden State's home and condo market grew 1.4 percent over November 2013 sales, but were down nearly 20 percent from December 2012. Overall, last year’s property sales finished the year at their lowest level since 2007.

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Are Cash Sales Creating a Dangerous Mirage?

Home prices and home sales have been rising over the past few years, pointing to a recovery in the housing market, but some warn that what we are seeing may not be a true recovery but instead a mirage created by investors--a dangerous mirage that could lead to trouble in the years to come. According to multiple industry studies, cash purchases made up about half of all home sales across the nation in September.

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California Foreclosures Tick Up but Remain Lower Than Last Year

Foreclosures edged up over the month of October in California with notices of default increasing 15.3 percent, notices of trustee sale rising 4.1 percent, and foreclosure sales up 3.9 percent, according to PropertyRadar. All three indicators, though, were down more than 45 percent from October 2012, with foreclosure sales hovering near record lows. However, a closer look at foreclosure sales reveals a decline in sales to third parties and an increase in REO sales.

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Carrington Property Services to Manage Expanding Rental Portfolio

Carrington Property Services announced it is taking over property management responsibilities on rental properties owned by capital management firm Gorelick Brothers Capital. Per the two companies' partnership, Carrington will manage Gorelick's rental portfolio, which is located primarily in seven major urban centers.

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Analysts Say Double-Digit Appreciation Will Come to an End by 2014

Although the CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Indexes recorded a 10.1 percent year-over-year increase in national home prices in the second quarter, double-digit appreciation is not expected to continue. While the market will continue to see home prices appreciate, those gains are projected to slip to just 5.4 percent by the beginning of next year, CoreLogic reports.

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