2016 A Celebration Of Success

  2016 has been one of the Company’s best years ever. Nearing $5 billion in total volume, RE/MAX Gold is positioned to be the second largest RE/MAX franchise in the world and the number one independent real estate Company in California. For the first time, RE/MAX Gold has firmly taken the number one place in market share for the four county Sacramento area known as Placer, Yolo, El Dorado and Sacramento counties. There have been many success stories along the way. After 14 years in Da...
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What Parents Look for When Shopping for a New Home

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Open floor plans help parents keep tabs on kids, while a mudroom and home office nook offer more interaction with less clutter. Today’s family is looking for more than just a good school system or upscale neighborhood. The layout of the home is fast becoming a top priority. While square footage and outdoor areas have always been major considerations, the configuration of the home is now taking precedence. According to Marketwatch, a leading innovator in business news and personal finan...
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Get Ahead of the Market – The California Housing Forecast

Get Ahead of the Market: 2015 California Housing Market Forecast  The annual California housing market and economic outlook examines where the market has been and where it is expected to go in the upcoming year. Existing single family homes sales are projected to decrease 8.2 percent from 2013 and are forecasted to increase 5.8 percent in 2015. Also, the annual median price for 2014 is expected to rise 11.8 percent year over year and will further increase by 5.8 percent in 2015. Download...
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October 2014 RE/MAX National Housing Report

October 16, 2014 For the first time in 2014, home sales reached a level higher than one year ago. Following an expected seasonal trend, September home sales were 10.4% lower than sales in August.  However, sales pushed past the mark set in September 2013 by 0.9%. Sales throughout 2014 remained just below those in 2013, but finally in September sales inched above those one year ago.
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Home Values Appreciate 8% in May: Recovery Evident in Latest Housing Trends

In a story we found at DSNEWS.com. The home price recovery moved in a less focused and more broad-based direction in May as available listings sank, a housing trend report shows. According to Realtor.com, the median listing price of homes in May this year was $214,900, a rise of 8 percent compared to year-ago levels. Month-over-month, prices ticked up 2.4 percent. Of the 146 markets tracked in the survey, all but eight reported annual price improvement, Realtor.com reported. "Thi...
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Foreclosure Starts Rise for the First Time in Months

As reported on DSNEWS.com today. Foreclosure starts rose for the first time in eight months in May, but there is still reason to be optimistic about the United States housing market, according to the latest Mortgage Monitor Report of the latest available data released by Black Knight Financial Services. The report indicated that foreclosure starts nationwide rose by 9.5 percent. The rise in May reverses the eight month trend of continuing decline in starts. However, the outlook for the ho...
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CoreLogic Reports Home Prices Rise by 10.5 Percent Year Over Year in April

–CoreLogic HPI Forecast Indicates National Home Prices Are Expected to Rise by 6.3 Percent from April 2014 to April 2015— CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider, today released its April CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI®) report. Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased 10.5 percent in April 2014 compared to April 2013. This change represents 26 months of consecutive year-over-year increases in home pric...
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The Markets In A Minute – Housing and Financial Market Update

For the Week Ending May 2, 2014 Please enjoy this quick update on what’s happening this week in the housing and financial markets. First quarter GDP numbers showed a stagnant economy. Rates moved lower initially to take back earlier increases. The Fed's April meeting brings no surprises or policy changes. Bond market/rate relief was probably more a result of the GDP report, but the Fed news didn't hurt. The...
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Like the Energizer Bunny, home prices keep going and going and going…Up!

Case-Shiller Index Shows Slight Increase; Home Prices Steady Reported by Tory Barringer in DS News Home prices as measured by S&P Dow Jones performed more or less as expected in February, with annual growth rates continuing to slow. The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, considered one of the preeminent measures among home price indicators, shows prices among 20 of the nation’s biggest markets grew 0.8 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis in February, matching January’s rate...
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Second-Home Mortgages on the Rise; Buyers Take Advantage of Prices

The second-home mortgage market makes up only a small percentage of total mortgages, but the share of second mortgages has been on the rise since 2009, according to a recent report from Fannie Mae. Since 1998, second-home mortgages have averaged about 4.76 percent of the total purchase market, but the share is rising, according to Fannie Mae. While the purchase market increased four-fold from 1998 through the bubble years, the second-home mortgage market multiplied by 15 over the same ...
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