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Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Jeff Nazzaro, Austin

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Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals.

Jeff Nazzaro, Gay Austin RealtorWhether you are buying, selling or relocating, I am an out of the box Austin Realtor who goes the extra mile to create a memorable and positive experience for you and your family.

I am available, knowledgeable and offer the resources you need to achieve your Austin real estate objectives. I am fortunate to work in a field I enjoy and to be honest, it never really feels like work.

If you’re planning to buy or sell an Austin home, give me a call!

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San Diego Home Sales Up in January

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San Diego Home SalesThe number of homes sold in San Diego County increased 4.9 percent last month over January 2011, and the median price climbed by $1,000, La Jolla-based DataQuick announced last week.

A total of 2,358 homes changed hands locally last month, compared to 2,248 in the same period last year, according to the real estate information firm. The median price of a home in San Diego County in January was $305,000, up from $304,000 in January 2011.

Throughout Southern California, 14,523 homes were sold last month, compared to 14,458 in January last year, up 0.4 percent. The median price declined 3.7 percent from $270,000 to $260,000 over that same time frame.

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Full Story from Patch.com

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January New Home Sales Down in Southern California

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Southern California New Home ConstructionNew-home builders are still feeling the pain in Southern California and throughout the Golden State. The number of new construction permits pulled for homes in Southern California slumped significantly in three key Southland counties in January when compared to the same month a year prior. Riverside County appeared to be a bright spot, up 50% from the same month a year earlier, according to new data from the Building Industry Assn. of Southern California.

The number of new permits for construction were down 44% in Los Angeles County, 53% in Orange County and 41% in San Bernardino. Permits pulled were down for both single-family home sales and for apartment buildings.

“The pace of sales on a per project basis is still well below that of last year,” Jonathan Dienhart, director of published research for market tracker Hanley Wood told The Times. “It is early in the year, some areas are better than others, but it’s still just not particularly pleasant so far this year.”

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Full Story from the LA Times

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CA: Homes Still Difficult to Afford in Orange County

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Laguna BeachHousing affordability is up, but there’s not enough improvement in Orange County. Some not-so-good local news lurks behind the “National Affordability At Record High” headline hoopla from the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index.

Orange County home affordability – by the NAHB/Wells metric index — has improved. But the county still suffers from one of the lowest affordability levels in the country, ranking No. 222 out of 225 US metros -just ahead of of the arguably most expensive metros in the U.S. Namely, San Francisco, Honolulu, and New York.

Relative low housing affordability may already be an Orange County economic development issue. If the economy improves as predicted, housing costs will become an issue for Orange County, creating trouble for local employers in attracting talent to the area.

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Full Story from the OC Register

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Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Philip Kocev, Toronto

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Philip Kocev, Gay Toronto RealtorReal Estate is in my blood! When I was growing up, our family dinner conversation was all about Toronto real estate: buying, selling and investing. My mother has been a Toronto Realtor for more than 20 years, and my father has been buying, renovating and flipping Toronto properties for as long as I can remember, something that he and I still do together today.

I graduated from Toronto’s York University with a specialized business degree, and spent the early part of my career in business management until deciding to blend my business and real estate passions.

I’m proud shareholder of iPro Realty Ltd., and enjoy supporting my clients with all of their Toronto Real Estate needs. Whether you want to buy a Toronto home, sell your current one, or want to invest in Toronto Real Estate, I’ve got the background, the skills, and the knowledege of the Toronto real estate market to help make buying or selling your Toronto home a smooth and even enjoyable experience.

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Palm Springs Home Sales Up Again, Prices Down Again

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Palm Springs Real EstateUp — and down. The Coachella Valley’s housing market kicked off 2012 the same way it played out during much of 2011: year-over-year sales volume rose; prices dropped.

Home sales rose 5.4 percent in January, and the valley’s overall median price — half sold for more, half for less — fell 9.7 percent to $165,000, San Diego-based real estate information provider DataQuick reported.

The California Desert Association of Realtors, which compiles home sales and price statistics differently based solely on Desert Area Multiple Listing Service data, pegged the median price for a single-family home at $180,500 last month, and condos at $155,000.

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Full Story from MyDesert.com

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What the Foreclosure Settlement Means for Iowa

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Foreclosure CrisisIowans are expected to get $40 million as part of a national mortgage lenders deal worth $25 billion announced Thursday.

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller was at the news conference in Washington on Thursday morning.

Federal officials said the five largest mortgage lenders reached the $25 billion settlement with 49 states over foreclosure abuses that took place after the housing bubble burst. They will have three years to fulfill the terms of the landmark deal announced Thursday morning.

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Full Story from KCCI

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Alaska House Makes Changes to Real Estate Laws

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Alaska Real Estate LawsThe Alaska House of Representatives approved a bill Friday making several changes to real estate law, including barring licensed real estate assistants from working for more than one broker.

House Bill 267, co-sponsored by Rep. Cathy Munoz, R-Juneau, passed unanimously, but not without some legislative politics.

Munoz described the bill as the top priority of the Alaska Association of Realtors. The bill makes it clear licensed assistants may only work for the brokerage in which they are licenced, which Munoz described as a way to prevent confidential sales information from being inappropriately shared with others.

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Full Story from the Juneau Empire

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Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Christine Kinzer, Fort Lauderdale

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Christine Kinzer, Lesbian Ft. Lauderdale RealtorFrom condos to castles, I can help you find the perfect place to live. I’ve been an Associate Broker for over 30 years, and am well versed in all aspects of real estate sales.

Communication is key in the real estate business, and I’m very easy to reach. I pay attention to details, and always take time to listen to your wants and needs. Most of my business comes in the form of referrals!

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Is Arizona Housing Market Bouncing Back?

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Arizona Real EstateIt’s only one report. But it could be that the worst of Arizona’s housing market is now behind us. New figures Thursday from the Federal Housing Finance Agency show the price of homes in Arizona actually rose more than 4 percent in the last quarter of 2011. By contrast, the national figure was still one-tenth of a point in the red.

Even looking at a broader index that measures home values — one that also takes into account appraisals done to refinance homes as well as sales prices — Arizona is still in positive territory, versus a 0.8 percent drop nationwide.

Still, the state has a long way to go to dig out of the hole. One quarter of positive numbers does not erase even the losses of the past year. Overall home prices at the end of last year in Arizona were still 2.4 percent below where they were the same time a year earlier.

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Full Story from the AZ Daily Sun

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