Highlights of news mentions

This Week on Twitter

Wow! The first full week of 2014 and it went by in a whirlwind. Seems like the world was back to work and back to sharing great content on Twitter. Here are some highlights from the week. There are varying opinions about the value of online influence, how it’s measured and if it even matters. […]

Does “Klout” Matter

Your Klout score is a number between 1-100 that represents how influential you are online. The higher your score the more influence you have. It is determined by monitoring your activity on sites including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and others. How is Your Klout Score Determined? Klout monitors your activity across various social networks and […]

Shortening The Path To Short Sale Success

Here’s an article on short sales that was published in February this year. We were optimistic that procedural changes would shorten timelines and make short sales easier for all parties involved. What’s your experience been since these changes came into practice? One of the biggest real estate stories last year was the explosive growth in […]

‘REO to Rental’ Draws Investors Back into Real Estate

Since peaking at 69 percent in 2006, the U.S. homeownership rate has fallen to its current 65.4 percent. That’s a lot of former homeowners. Now, investors see opportunity. Even as the housing market bottomed out and investors, burned by the housing downturn, left real estate, others saw new opportunities to convert these properties into rental […]

Will The Recovery Continue? A Look at Housing in 2013

Housing Market, 2013 Recovery

If 2012 was the year that the U.S. Housing market stabilized and began its long-awaited recovery, what can we expect in 2013? Will the recovery continue, or will we see another setback? And what are the implications for real estate professionals – especially those who specialize in distressed properties? Most economists and market analysts agree […]

REO’s in 2012 and The Distressed Real Estate Market

A year ago experts were predicted record REO’s to hit the market in 2012. That didn’t happen as planned for many reasons. Below is an article I wrote for RIS Media on what happened to the expected flood of REO’s. Unmet Expectations: The REO Flood of 2012 Industry experts predicted a flood of foreclosures in […]