Here is a recap of some newsworthy headlines and articles from around the real estate industry, business tips, and social media marketing:
Good News for the Housing Market, June 14, 2012 from Bloomberg Businessweek
Home prices and sales are on the rise. Shadow inventory is shrinking quickly. Foreclosures are up In May, banks filed to foreclose on 205,990 properties—a 9 percent increase during April, according to RealtyTrac. Borrowers are building more equity in their homes.
What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, 6-12-12 from FastCompany
Track Your Time, Picture the Perfect Morning, Think Through the Logistics, Build the Habit, Tune Up as Necessary
Google Docs series from Frugyl.com. I love and use Google Docs for sharing, collaborating and storing docs.
Google+ is Finally Coming to Flipboard, June 19, 2012 from Business Insider. I'm a big fan of Flipboard as an APP to have all my favorite media, news and blogs in one location to read, review and share on my social media sites.
GSE foreclosure starts increase for first time since 2010, June 15, 2012 from Housing Wire
Delinquency Rate Increases Again, Overdue Mortgages=5,569,000: LPS June 20, 2012 from DSNews.
The total number of properties 30 days or more days past but not yet in foreclosure was about 3,542,000 while the number of properties in foreclosure inventory totaled 2,027,000. The number of properties that are seriously delinquent, or 90 or more days past due, but not yet in foreclosure was approximately 1,575,000.
Prices to Gain by 2% in 2012 and 5% in 2013: Capital Economics June 21, 2012 from DSNews
The US Housing Market Analyst for Q2 2012 speculated that modest recovery in the housing market will not only continue for the rest of the year, it will spread and cause an increase in house prices. The recovery will spring from positive valuations and investor activity, the report said.