foreclosures Archive

Bring 7,000 People to Your Showing — on Facebook Live

If you’re trying to figure out how Facebook Live can expand your marketing efforts, why not try using it to broadcast a showing of one of your listings? Real estate professionals are just beginning to explore Facebook’s livestreaming functionality...

Fortune Mag Declares Home Ownership on the Rise

By Stacey Moncrieff, Editor in Chief, REALTOR® Magazine I was just reviewing proofs of our April/May issue — in which forecasters have predicted a steady rise in home appreciation through 2015 — when our publisher e-mailed me a link...
March 28, 2011

Mass. Court’s Ruling Could Be a Harbinger of More Foreclosure Hold Ups

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine A decision this afternoon from the Massachusetts Supreme Court could have huge implications for future foreclosures. In a unanimous decision, the jurists rejected Wells Fargo and US Bancorp’s attempted seizure of two...
January 7, 2011

Could Wikileaks Stall Foreclosures Even More?

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Wikileaks, the online “dump” for secrets of large, important organizations, is in the news again, this time for its planned “megaleak” — 5 gigabytes’ worth, to be precise — of sensitive, private...
December 2, 2010

Different Locations, Different Recoveries

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine What’s impeding your market? In the Atlanta area, the big drag is distressed sales. Paul Brower, ABR, GRI, of Harry Norman, REALTORS®, in Marrietta, says the market is improved over last year...
November 6, 2010

Foreclosure Freeze: Your Questions Answered

By Stacey Moncrieff, Editor in Chief, REALTOR® Magazine Nearly 800 people attended REALTOR® Magazine’s October 28 webinar regarding recent foreclosure freezes by several national lenders.  Since that session, media attention on the freeze has waned a bit. However, delays and buyer...
November 3, 2010

Moratorium Would Knock Out 20% of Market

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine A government-mandated foreclosure moratorium would take about 20 percent of homes available for sale off the market, and that’s something that would hurt the home sale market today and hinder the recovery...
October 26, 2010

Foreclosure Freeze: The Issues at Ground Level

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine Bank of America and GMAC Mortgage, two of the big banks that are looking into their foreclosure procedures after irregularities were found, say they’ve resumed foreclosures, either all or in part. But,...
October 21, 2010

Foreclosure Reviews: Navigating the Upheaval

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine [Editor's Note: The announcement that Bank of America and GMAC would resume some foreclosures changes the situation somewhat, but there is still a great deal of uncertainty surrounding the remaining foreclosure freezes....
October 15, 2010

Foreclosure vs. REOs: Do You Know the Difference?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, contributing editor, REALTOR® Magazine Do you ever tell others that you are “showing a foreclosure?” If so, you’re not using the word “foreclosure” correctly. Some real estate professionals use the term to refer to all...
October 11, 2010