Monthly Archives: February 2011

Yahoo! and Zillow Unite: Form Largest Online Real Estate Network

Yahoo! and Zillow unite forming the largest online real estate network. I recently posted that Google was getting out of the business.

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Map of Foreclosures Nationwide

Would you like to see what’s happening in foreclosures in your area? NPR has an interactive map showing foreclosures on a county by county basis. Click on the image to view the interactive map.

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Strategic Default: One of Four Nevada Foreclosures

Nearly one out of four foreclosures in Nevada involve home owners just walking away from their homes.  This is when the home owner makes a financial decision to walk away and is also known as strategic default.There are numerous government … Continue reading

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Google Maps Quitting Real Estate

Google will be getting out of the real estate business on Google Maps.  Real estate people will still be able to use the mapping tools. http://google-latlong.blogspot.com/2011/01/retiring-real-estate-on-google-maps.html

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Facing Foreclosure? Don’t Do Nothing

A fairly common action for some folks who are facing foreclosure is to just do nothing.  Doing nothing is not a good plan.  In addition to any losses due to the foreclosure the banks now are beginning to get very … Continue reading

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Worst Cities for Foreclosure

Forbes  Magazine lists the "Worst Cities for Foreclosures."  With 25 cities listed, Reno is listed at number 11 with 1 out of 16 home owners facing foreclosure. For more on foreclosures.

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Only 36,000 New Jobs, but Unemployment Drops to 9.0%

Which part of this story would you prefer to believe?  The unemployment rate dropped sharply last month to 9 percent, based on a government survey that found that more than a half-million people found work. A separate Labor Department survey … Continue reading

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