Craig Jones

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Real Estate News

Jumbo mortgages are cheap because banks want to sell other stuff to wealthy borrowers
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:29:25 | Category by:
If you’ve got great credit, rates on jumbo mortgages are now slightly less than for conforming loans eligible for purchase by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. That’s because banks are competing for wealthy consumers because they can sell more»
The bottom line of the Zillow-Trulia deal for brokers and agents
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:49:48 | Category by:
Agents should acknowledge the existence and benefits of Zillow-Trulia, and keep providing better and more powerful information. That is what consumers want and need. Realtors who work harder and smarter will keep providing the critical part of the more»
Idaho?s largest MLS to feed 14,000 listings to Zillow and Trulia
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:40:19 | Category by: more»
Why I?m going back to selling real estate
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:49:21 | Category by:
Back when Britney Spears was wearing a snake to the VMAs, and ?Survivor? was taking over the airwaves, an 18-year-old high school student decided to get his real estate license. Fast forward through 28 seasons of ?Survivor,? lots of life lessons learned more»
Why fear of Fed action isn?t sending mortgage rates skyward
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:44:11 | Category by:
In a world and life filled with uncertainty, it is gratifying to watch markets behave exactly as they should. Bonds and mortgages got a bad scare on Wednesday, rates up sharply, but as the full picture revealed itself rates are more»
Antitrust issues could still kill Zillow-Trulia merger
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:58:03 | Category by:
Even if antitrust regulators don’t stand in the way of a merger of real estate search giants Zillow and Trulia, they might impose conditions that would give Zillow cold feet about closing the deal, DealBook reports. Zillow and Trulia have more»
Barbara Corcoran: Zillow and Trulia are like Boardwalk and Park Place with hotels
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:25:08 | Category by:
With their ability to “control 60 percent of eyeballs,” Zillow and Trulia “are kind of like Boardwalk and Park Place with a big hotel on each,” Barbara Corcoran tells Stephanie Ruhle and Erik Schatzker, the hosts more»
Zillow-Trulia deal could prompt marriage of UK real estate portals Zoopla and Rightmove
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:49:26 | Category by:
Just like their U.S. counterparts, U.K. property search portal giants Zoopla and Rightmove “have to keep growing and monetizing and there probably will have to be some consolidation in the sector to reduce cost base,” Joe Rundle, head more»
Atlantic City boarding house that was thorn in Trump?s side sells for $530K
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:16:07 | Category by:
A three-story boarding house in Atlantic City once coveted by casino developers Bob Guccione and Donald Trump — both wanted to buy it and knock it down to clear the way for their projects — isn’t such a hot property more»
Nonverbal communication is how agents really win listing presentations
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:00:43 | Category by:
There's a million and one ideas out there on how to win more listing presentations ... We are told we need the "must-have" materials to give to our clients. We're told we have to memorize and internalize numerous scripts on how to get more»
California Realtors publishing names and photos of ethics violators, but not for public
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:37:25 | Category by:
Starting today, the California Association of Realtors begins publishing the names and photos of those who are found to have violated the Realtor Code of Ethics in a members-only section of its website unavailable to the public. Only real estate more»
Trulia ups the stakes on agent profiles
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:02:25 | Category by:
Top producing agents and brokers often say real estate is about relationships, not sales. And as the Internet becomes a larger part of everyone’s daily lives, those business-dependent relationships will be increasingly developed, nurtured and more»
Tidal wave of new real estate agent websites taking shape
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:53:37 | Category by:
More than 8 out of 10 Inman News readers say they plan to apply for their own “.realtor” domain — suggesting the Internet could soon see 800,000 new real estate agent websites if the National Association of Realtors& more»
Judge orders BofA to pay $1.3B for toxic mortgages
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:01:25 | Category by:
In the first mortgage-fraud case brought by the federal government to ever go to trial, a jury found Bank of America’s Countrywide unit liable for selling thousands of bad mortgages to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the run-up to more»
Startup launches free credit reports ? and it?s not a scam
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:29:49 | Category by:
Online credit monitoring startup Credit Karma is now offering consumers weekly credit reports and scores that are “actually free, not free*,” writes TechCrunch’s Sarah Perez. As someone who plans to apply for a new mortgage more»
New York property search site?s Google Earth implementation will knock your socks off
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:25:11 | Category by:
CityRealty, a property listing and agent referral resource covering New York City, has rolled out a revamped website that features colorful neighborhood guides that include virtual aerial imagery of neighborhoods and popular buildings. The site’ more»
Atlantic City boarding house that Trump had to build around to be auctioned today
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:35:11 | Category by:
The way Donald Trump remembers it, he was willing to pay Vera Coking millions of dollars and provide her with free housing for life in one of his luxury high-rises if she’d sell him a 29-room boarding house in Atlantic more»
The elephant in the room with Zillow?s acquisition of Trulia is mortgages
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:14:22 | Category by:
In the articles I've read dissecting the events of the last few days, I've been surprised to find virtually no reference to what I believe is a key part of the value proposition of a combined Zillow and Trulia: the monetization of products and more»