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  • If Your Real Estate Website Is Not Mobile Friendly, Google Could Lower Your Ranking

    Real Estate Tomato - Custom WordPress Real Estate Websites
    Top Tomato
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:26 am
    Starting April 21st, Google will give higher rankings to mobile friendly websites. If your competition has a mobile friendly site, and you don’t, they will most likely preform better in competitive search results. Late last year, Google started to highlight mobile friendly websites, and now... Continue reading the full post on http://realestatetomato.com/blog
  • My Top 5 Commercial Real Estate CRM Programs. #TheDuke5

    Duke Long
    dukelong
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:08 am
    My Top 5 Commercial Real Estate CRM Programs. #TheDuke5
  • Rental Households Are On The Rise

    PropertyManager.com
    Vanessa Naranjo
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:13 am
    Recent reports indicate a stark rise in rental households as compared to homeownership. Why? The renter demographic currently consists of millennials that are delaying homeownership due to affordability issues, or who are even reconsidering homeownership altogether. Axiometrics recently posted an article that details the rise in apartment living and explains why so many are opting to rent. Read the full article here
  • How To Build Your Real Estate Investing Power Team (pt 1)

    Reia of Macomb | Michigan Real Estate Investor Club
    Dylan Tanaka
    20 Feb 2015 | 5:13 am
      Who is on your Power Team? Not a question that you’re asked very often. How many deals have you done? How much private money do you have? How many units do you own? Those seem to be the questions most commonly asked questions between members at REIA of Macomb events. To be successful in more »
  • How to Stay in the Real Estate Game When You Have No Time For it

    The BiggerPockets Blog
    Scott Costello
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    When I first got interested in real estate investing, fear really got in the way of my productivity. About three years had passed from when I first got the itch to when I had the confidence to push through my fears. That was a lot of wasted time, and I regret it very much. Not [...] View the full article: How to Stay in the Real Estate Game When You Have No Time For it on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2014 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
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  • Exxon will issue $8B in debt; Could this herald the BP acquisition?

    Nicholas Sakelaris
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:29 pm
    Exxon Mobil Corp. plans to issue $8 billion in bonds, the largest debt deal ever for the world's largest oil company, Bloomberg reported. Rumors are swirling that Irving, Texas-based Exxon (NYSE: XOM) could buy BP (NYSE: BP) and this massive influx of capital would certainly help toward that endeavor. Sources tell Bloomberg that Exxon originally wanted to issue $7 billion in debt but raised it to $8 billion. The debt could be issued in as many as seven parts. Read more from the Dallas Business…
  • Mars Hill Church makes $4.2 million on sale of flagship Ballard sanctuary

    Marc Stiles
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:56 pm
    Despite its location in the heart of Ballard's new shopping district, the Mars Hill church will remain a sanctuary. On Tuesday, Colliers International announced that a nearby church won the bidding war for Mars Hill's prime property at 1401 Leary Way N.W. The property is directly across the street from Trader Joe's store in the Ballard Blocks development. This proximity drew the interest of nine retail developers that all had tenants in tow, but Quest Church won the property with an offer of $9…
  • Asheboro street claims 'Great Main Street' title

    Kristin Zachary
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:46 pm
    An Asheboro street was recognized Tuesday as a "Great Main Street" by the 2015 Great Places in North Carolina awards program. The program, sponsored by the N.C. Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-NC), honored Sunset Avenue in Asheboro as a center of vibrant activity that includes an urban park, publicly owned theater, improved streetscapes, public art and several community events and festivals. The awards are designed to celebrate communities statewide and were given in two categories…
  • DeBartolo planning major entertainment venue for West Oahu mall

    Duane Shimogawa
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:07 pm
    DeBartolo Development plans to unveil a major entertainment venue at its $500 million, 67-acre Macy's-anchored Ka Makana Alii regional shopping mall in West Oahu, the Florida-based developer's president told PBN on Tuesday. The entertainment venue, which the developer hopes to announce soon, will be a place to showcase live entertainment that will drive tourists out to West Oahu, Edward Kobel, president and chief operating officer of DeBartolo Development, told PBN. "We are vastly planning phase…
  • Longtime Dallas real estate exec Jim Leslie no longer CEO of Cresa

    Candace Carlisle
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:04 pm
    Longtime Dallas real estate executive Jim Leslie is no longer CEO of Boston-based Cresa LLC, one of the largest tenant-focused corporate real estate companies, according to sources inside the company. An email was sent out to Cresa employees late Tuesday saying Leslie and Cresa parted ways on amicable terms. Leslie, as well as Cresa executives, did not return Dallas Business Journal phone calls seeking comment. The departure of Leslie could have some major implications for the company's Dallas-based…
 
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    Paper Economy

  • Weekly Unemployment Claims: Initial and Continued February 26 2015

    SoldAtTheTop
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:45 am
    Today’s jobless claims report showed a notable increase to initial unemployment claims and a decrease to insured unemployment claims as seasonally adjusted initial claims remained above the 300K level. Seasonally adjusted “initial” unemployment claims jumped 31,000 to 313,000 claims while seasonally adjusted “insured” claims declined by 21,000 to 2.401 million resulting in an “insured” unemployment rate of 1.8%.
  • FHFA Monthly Home Prices: December 2014

    SoldAtTheTop
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:37 am
    Today, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released the latest results of their monthly house price index (HPI) showing that in December, nationally, home prices increased 0.81% from November rising 5.45% above the level seen in December 2013.The FHFA monthly HPI are formulated from home purchase information collected from mortgages that have been sold to or guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
  • New Residential Construction Report: January 2015

    SoldAtTheTop
    18 Feb 2015 | 8:29 am
    Today’s New Residential Construction Report showed worsening results with total and single family permit activity declining since December while total starts also declined 2.0% over the same period.Single family housing permits, the most leading of indicators, declined 3.1% from December to 654K single family units (SAAR), and rose 5.8% above the level seen in January 2014 but still remained well below levels seen at the peak in September 2005.
  • Reading Rates: MBA Application Survey – February 18 2015

    SoldAtTheTop
    18 Feb 2015 | 8:19 am
    The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) publishes the results of a weekly applications survey that covers roughly 50 percent of all residential mortgage originations and tracks the average interest rate for 30 year and 15 year fixed rate mortgages as well as the volume of both purchase and refinance applications. The purchase application index has been highlighted as a particularly important data series as it very broadly captures the demand side of residential real estate for both new and existing home purchases. The latest data is showing that the average rate for a 30 year fixed rate…
  • NAHB/Wells Fargo Home Builder Sentiment: February 2015

    SoldAtTheTop
    17 Feb 2015 | 11:51 am
    Today, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) released their latest Housing Market Index (HMI) showing that overall assessments of housing activity declined in February with the composite HMI index falling to 55 while the "buyer traffic" index declined to a level of 39 from 44 in the prior month.Overall, conditions for new home construction appear to have softened some recently and still remain below the peak assessments see prior to the Great Recession.
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    Residential Real Estate News

  • What's the price of rock history? Kurt Cobain's Aberdeen home for sale for $400,000

    Rachel Lerman
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:09 pm
    Ever wanted to know what Kurt Cobain's teen spirit smells like? Now you can — the Nirvana rocker's childhood home in Aberdeen is for sale for $400,000. According to a Redfin listing, the 1,522-square-foot home at 1210 E. First St. in Aberdeen, was Kurt Cobain's home from when he was 2 years old to 9 years old. He lived there again from age 16 to 20. The home is much more expensive than nearby homes according to Redfin, no doubt because of its legendary former resident. The median price for homes…
  • Longtime Dallas real estate exec Jim Leslie no longer CEO of Cresa

    Candace Carlisle
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:04 pm
    Longtime Dallas real estate executive Jim Leslie is no longer CEO of Boston-based Cresa LLC, one of the largest tenant-focused corporate real estate companies, according to sources inside the company. An email was sent out to Cresa employees late Tuesday saying Leslie and Cresa parted ways on amicable terms. Leslie, as well as Cresa executives, did not return Dallas Business Journal phone calls seeking comment. The departure of Leslie could have some major implications for the company's Dallas-based…
  • Slow housing drags down land sales, but in-fill boosts prices

    Mike Sunnucks
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:14 pm
    The slow housing market also has been a drag on land sales but not on prices for parcels that actually sold, according to a new report. Land sales in the Phoenix metro area were down 20 percent in 2014 compared to 2013, according to real estate firm Colliers International. "Nearly all of the decline was attributed to a slowdown in the sale of land parcels intended for residential uses," the Colliers report reads. But most of the 2014 decline was in the the first half of the year, according to…
  • Vulcan, other real estate developers appeal key decision on Seattle's affordable housing tax

    Marc Stiles
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:53 pm
    In a sharply worded document, some of the region's largest real estate developers appealed a city of Seattle decision related to the controversial tax on most construction. The tax would be used to fund affordable housing in the city. Organized as the Coalition for Sustainable Jobs and Housing, the group includes an affiliate of Vulcan Inc. as well as Clise Properties and civic and industry groups, such as the Downtown Seattle Association. They say that the city is taking shortcuts that will lead…
  • A look at Oregon's most popular breweries, according to locals (Photos)

    Andy Giegerich
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:48 pm
    To get a gauge on what quaffs Oregon beer lovers enjoy the most, it's instructive to take a look at an intriguing Oregon Liquor Control Commission list. The OLCC annually reports which Oregon-based brewers sold the most beer within the state of Oregon. In 2014, there's a new leader at the top of the board (a hint: It's a new leader with a very storied name). All told, there were about 2.9 million barrels of beer and cider sold in Oregon in 2014. Each barrel represents 31 gallons. There were 581,152…
 
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  • 72 passengers reach settlements in Asiana crash

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:32 pm
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than 70 passengers aboard an Asiana Airlines flight that crashed in San Francisco two years ago have reached a settlement in their lawsuits against the airline.
  • Alabama court orders halt to same-sex marriage licenses

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:29 pm
    (Reuters) - The Alabama Supreme Court ordered probate judges in the state on Tuesday to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in a ruling that is in apparent defiance of the U.S. Supreme Court. The ruling comes weeks after a federal judge overturned the socially conservative state's ban on gay marriage in a decision that the U.S. Supreme Court declined to put on hold. The U.S. Supreme Court agreed this year to take up the issue of whether states can ban gay marriage. Its expected ruling in June likely will provide clarity on the issue in Alabama, as well as the 13 states where…
  • Alabama Supreme Court halts same-sex marriage

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:14 pm
    The court is orders the state's probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples.
  • Ex-CIA chief admits sharing military secrets with mistress

    3 Mar 2015 | 3:46 pm
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an affair with his biographer, has agreed to plead guilty to charges he gave her classified material — including information on war strategy and identities of covert operatives — while she was working on the book.
  • GOP’s net neutrality point man says fight is not over

    3 Mar 2015 | 3:28 pm
    The Republican Party’s point man in Congress on net neutrality admitted Tuesday that the GOP has been slow to act on the issue but insisted that Congress must be the body setting the rules for how the Internet will be regulated.
 
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  • New document management system launches with big client

    Matt Carter
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:35 pm
    Real Estate Digital has signed HER Realtors as the first user of its new “agent-centric” paperless document management system, rDocs. RED says rDocs allows brokers to pick and choose the features they need, including electronic forms, documents and eSignature, within ...
  • Placester powering real estate search for Cox newspapers

    Teke Wiggin
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Real estate website provider Placester has partnered with Cox Media Group to power the digital real estate sections for eight of its properties, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Austin American-Statesman and the Palm Beach Post. Placester says its listing search platform adds new features to ...
  • Trulia launches collaborative search feature

    Paul Hagey
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:22 pm
    A new collaborative home search feature from Trulia allows homebuyers and renters to create Pinterest-like “boards” of homes they find on the portal that they can keep track of and share with friends, family and their agent. When consumers who are logged into their Trulia ...
  • How to think like a startup: Watch the video

    Inman
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:50 am
    Alexis Ohanian is not only the co-founder and executive chairman of reddit, he’s an investor in more than 60 companies and Y Combinator’s “Ambassador to the East.” Here, Ohanian shares insights gleaned from his experiences as an entrepreneur and investor, ...
  • 4 tips to prepare for busy spring sales season

    Jason Turner
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Many sellers feel that the spring market is the best time to place their home on the market, as buyer demand traditionally increases in the springtime. And with interest rates projected to be a full percentage point higher by the end of 2015, buyers are going to be anxious to get under contract as soon as the weather breaks ...
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    Information CentralInformation Central

  • Top Field Guides for February 2015

    Donna McCormick
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:12 am
    Field Guides are one-stop resource packages on dozens of subjects of interest to REALTORS®. On each page you’ll find links to articles, books, web sites, statistics, and other material on each subject. The list of the most-used field guides from Information Central for the month of February 2015 was released today: Field Guide to Quick Real Estate Statistics Field Guide to Preparing & Staging a House for Sale Field Guide to Opening a Real Estate Brokerage Field Guide to Being a New REALTOR® Field Guide to Writing a Business Plan Field Guide to 1031 Exchanges Field Guide to…
  • Call for RPAC and Community & Political Advocacy documents for RARE

    Sarah
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:46 am
    The REALTORS® Association Resource Exchange (RARE) has been refreshed with an updated look and improved functionality, and we need your sample documents to make sure it remains a valuable resource! What is RARE? RARE is a dynamic collection of sample strategic plans, vision and mission statements, job descriptions, employee policies, agreements, association programs, and more, contributed by REALTOR® associations for REALTOR® associations. In support of the Core Organizational Standards deadline of June 30, 2015, this month we are seeking RPAC and community & political advocacy…
  • What We’re Reading: Feb 21-27

    Dave
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:54 am
    Social data in rankings, never miss a free ice cream again, and how about a box of snow? Spring Camellias in Seattle, WA We know what you’re thinking “another top 10 city list?” However, what is most interesting about this 10 most creative cities list is the use of social data. Movoto combined social data (such as number of bands and artists that people in cities like or follow on social media) with data about the number of art schools and art galleries. What kinds of data can you gather about your city or town to glean insights into interests, trends and market niches? The Federal…
  • What We’re Reading: Feb 14-20

    Dave
    20 Feb 2015 | 8:08 am
    iCar, SAD leads to a dibs fight, and Big Birdman Apple is hoping to begin production on a car project  as early as 2020, reports Bloomberg. According to the site’s sources, Apple is pushing employees working on the car to have it ready to go in five years, a timeline that will eventually allow it to compete with similar electric vehicles coming out from Tesla and GM in 2017. For much of the country, this is the time of year when seasonal grumpiness turns into seasonal despair. When your mood is falling as fast as the thermometer, these small lifestyle changes may help boost your…
  • Call for Job Descriptions for RARE

    Sarah
    17 Feb 2015 | 11:15 am
    The REALTORS® Association Resource Exchange (RARE) has been refreshed with an updated look and improved functionality, and we need your sample documents to make sure it remains a valuable resource! What is RARE? RARE is a dynamic collection of sample strategic plans, vision and mission statements, job descriptions, employee policies, agreements, association programs, and more, contributed by REALTOR® associations for REALTOR® associations. This month we are seeking new job description documents. If you have job descriptions that you would like to share with your fellow association staff,…
 
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    GeekEstate Blog

  • HomeZada: A Home’s Digital Repository

    Drew Meyers
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:44 pm
    [Disclosure: HomeZada is sponsoring Geek Estate this month, and this is a sponsored post. That said, HomeZada did not have any editorial say over this article; all opinions and words are my own.] I mentioned HomeZada’s consumer launch recently. As some of you know, the concept of a digital repository for everything related to a specific home is one I’ve thought a lot about (see my deep dive from 2012 here). HomeZada is one of the major players aiming to execute against that opportunity. I recommend watching the following video for a high level understanding of their product,…
  • Upstream & The National Broker Public Portal: Unearthing, Creating Super-MLS Data Layers

    Sam DeBord
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:27 pm
    Project Upstream aims to become the defender and gatekeeper of brokers’ real estate listings nationwide.  The National Broker Public Portal intends to provide a nationwide display of data that puts brokers at the controls.  The former is not intended to exclusively fuel the latter (though it seems like a match made in heaven–more on that later). Upstream is not an MLS and will not replace the MLS’s co-broker, commission, and professional standards roles.  Its creators do not intend for it to be public-facing on its own.  It’s intended to feed many portals with…
  • NRT’s Flank…is a Flunk

    Drew Meyers
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:49 pm
    NRT threw some money at the portal space, with the launch of Homesforsale.com. When I question whether brokerages / franchises have the chops to compete with the big portals (see here), this “portal” is exactly what I mean (in less than 3 minutes of looking)… Not responsive – doesn’t work on mobile. Took 5-10 seconds for the home page to load on my desktop An iframe for local info. See –> http://www.homesforsale.com/pages/local-info ZERO unique content [Update 3/1: There is a iOS version of the site when viewing from an iPhone] Positives… Domain…
  • My Upcoming Travel Schedule

    Drew Meyers
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:08 am
    I’ll be traveling on business for Horizon most of March, and would love to meet some of you if you live in, or traveling to, any of the cities I’m visiting: San Francisco – March 2-9 Boulder – March 9-17 New York City – March 17-24/25 (haven’t booked my return yet) In one of those cities? Send me an email (drew at horizonapp co)…or, do the following: Join the GeekEstate Insiders FB group Download Horizon from an iPhone or iPad, and set your lives in city in settings (iOS only right now) The post My Upcoming Travel Schedule appeared first on GeekEstate…
  • The Way We Think About Charity is Dead Wrong

    Drew Meyers
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:02 am
    This is still one of my all time favorite TED talks. I just re-watched it last night for the 3rd or 4th time. It’s Dan Pallotta talking about how we think about charity is wrong, and why. Click here to view the embedded video. I wholeheartedly agree with Dan that marketing is a necessary part of achieving scale and impact, otherwise I wouldn’t have chosen to bake social good directly into the business model of my own for-profit company, Horizon. This is the same reason I’m so excited about initiatives such as Giveback Homes (which I’ve written about numerous…
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    Mortgage News Daily

  • MBS RECAP: Bonds Remain on the Ropes Ahead of Big-Ticket Events

    Matthew Graham
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Posted To: MBS CommentaryBonds sold off again today amid a total absence of economic data and meaningful headlines. Tradeflows were left in control and the biggest consideration continues to be the corporate bond market. After another massive deal came through today, 2015 has now overtaken 2014's pace as the biggest on record for corporate bond issuance. Beyond the housekeeping-type trades associated with the corporate issuance process, we can also see plenty of defensiveness leading up to the next 3 days. These contain big-ticket events including ADP and ISM Services tomorrow, ECB on…
  • Mortgage Rates Remain Under Pressure; More Volatility Ahead

    Matthew Graham
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:18 pm
    Posted To: Mortgage Rate WatchMortgage rates moved convincingly higher for the second straight day, bringing them back near the highest levels of 2015. Rates are dictated primarily by bond market trading, and traders are currently in a defensive stance ahead of the week's most significant events beginning tomorrow. "Defensive" in this context, means more willing to sell than to buy. Increased selling pressure causes prices to fall for the mortgage-backed securities that lenders rely on to generate rate sheets. The lower those prices, the worse rate sheets look for consumers. Over the past two…
  • CoreLogic sees Continued "Strong and Progressive Uptick in Prices"

    Jann Swanson
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:34 am
    Posted To: MND NewsWireHome prices, including sales of distressed properties, continued to appreciate on both an annual and a monthly basis in January. CoreLogic said that its Home Price Index including sales of foreclosed property and short sales, increased 5.7 percent in January compared to one year earlier. On a monthly basis the increase was 1.1 percent. Including distressed sales, only Maryland and Connecticut showed negative home price appreciation at -0.3 percent and -1.9 percent respectively. The five states with the highest home price appreciation were Colorado (9.1 percent),…
  • Vacancies up, Rents Moderate, but 2015 still Looks Solid for Multifamily

    Jann Swanson
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:04 am
    Posted To: MND NewsWireThe multifamily market outperformed many predictions in 2014; vacancy levels, despite a flood of new properties, declined by 10 basis points from 2013 to a 13-year low of 4.2 percent. Revenue per unit rose, continuing the pattern that has led to a 20 percent increase over the last five years. Freddie Mac's economists are predicting that, while easing a bit from 2014, this year will be another strong one for the sector. Its 2015 Multifamily Outlook projects that demand, driven by the millennial generation, will remain strong but construction of units in buildings with…
  • MBS MID-DAY: Quiet Morning So Far; Corporate Bonds Still in Control

    Matthew Graham
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:38 am
    Posted To: MBS CommentaryAnyone who's not talking about this week's rate movements in the context of the big Actavis corporate bond offering is missing the point . It was yesterday's biggest trading motivation and it continues to guide this morning's range trade. Yesterday was merely the announcement, price talk, and book running. That means the firms representing Actavis are on the phone taking orders from investors for how much of any given tranche they would want to buy based on the the initial price talk. The price talk is sort of like guidance. It's the issuer's…
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    National Commercial Real Estate News From CoStar Group

  • Essex Pays $200M for LA Apts., First Downtown High-rise Built and Sold Post Recession

    2 Mar 2015 | 6:38 pm
    Chicago-based Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESS) has acquired the 8th+Hope luxury apartment high-rise at 801 S. Hope St. in downtown Los Angeles from developer Wood Partners for $200 million, or about $690,000 per unit. The first post-recession multifamily property to be built and listed for sale in the downtown LA market, the 22-story, 290-unit glass building was completed in August 2014. It totals 300,000 square feet and is 55 percent rented...
  • CoStar's People of Note (Feb. 22 - 28)

    27 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    It's time to update those contact managers with CoStar's People of Note, reporting news on significant new CRE hires and promotions. This week's issue includes the following markets: Chicago, San Diego, New York City, Dallas / Ft. Worth, San Francisco Bay, Greenville / Spartanburg, Seattle, South Florida, Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago, and Charlotte. CHICAGO CBRE Appoints Two in Chicago By Bryce Meyers CBRE
  • Cushman & Wakefield's Owner Exploring Possible Sale

    25 Feb 2015 | 8:02 pm
    Cushman & Wakefield, one of the premier names in real estate and a global services provider ranked just behind CBRE Group and JLL in terms of size, is reported to be on the block. The New York-based company, majority owned by Exor SpA, the investment arm of Italy’s Agnelli family, has hired advisors to test market interest in the 98-year-old firm at an approximate $2 billion valuation. The firm is also reported to be seeking a buyer that isn’t...
  • Blackstone Realizes $600 Million Gain on Economy Hotel Portfolio

    25 Feb 2015 | 3:15 am
    The Blackstone Group has realized a $600 million cash return on its acquisition of discount lodging chain Motel 6 in 2012 for $1.9 billion. The capital recapture comes from refinancing more than 500 of the lodging chain’s hotels through a commercial mortgage securitization offering: Motel 6 Trust 2015-MTL6. The CMBS transaction is collateralized by a $1.8 billion, fixed-rate loan originated by JPMorgan Chase Bank and German American Capital...
  • JPMorgan Chase Preps for More Downsizing, Bank Planning To Close 400 Branches

    25 Feb 2015 | 3:11 am
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. put the real estate community on alert this week at its annual Investor Day conference by announcing it is not done downsizing its $11 billion office and retail footprint. The bank said its big focus this year and next will be downsizing its retail branch network and trimming employment cost in its remaining branches. JPMorgan, which netted 24 branch closures in 2014, is looking to close about six times that number in each...
 
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    Zillow Blog

  • 10 Homes You Can Buy for $325,000

    Sharona Ott
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:16 pm
    Sometimes, living in a major metropolitan area can mean sacrificing a desirable environment or features for convenience. Well, we have good news for you. The following homes go against that stereotype. Whether it’s outdoor recreation spaces, wood-burning pizza ovens, panoramic city skyline views or magazine-worthy kitchens that please your senses, we have a home for you — priced at approximately $325,000. Sacramento, CA 2798 Wissemann Dr, Sacramento, CA For sale: $324,950 This 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home has been remodeled throughout, boasting an updated kitchen and refinished…
  • Mortgage Rate Update

    Lauren Braun
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:35 am
    Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages fell this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgages at 3.70 percent, down 6 basis points from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate fell early in the week, then hovered around 3.66 percent before rising to the current rate on Tuesday. “Rates dropped dramatically early last week after Fed Chair Janet Yellen suggested it was unlikely the Fed would raise rates before June,” said Erin Lantz, vice president of mortgages at Zillow. “This week we expect rates to remain fairly steady, unless Friday’s jobs…
  • ARMs and Fixed Rate Mortgages: Which One Fits You Best?

    Zillow Team
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:10 am
    The good news about shopping for mortgages is that you have lots of options. Here’s a look at one of the many questions you’ll have to consider: Is an adjustable rate or fixed rate mortgage best for you? Many home buyers focus on finding the lowest mortgage rate at the time they’re buying their home, and a five-year adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) often looks quite appealing to them. But it’s important to understand that an ARM rate adjusts at the end of the initial term. For example, a five-year ARM only has a fixed rate for the first five years; then the rate…
  • Report: Lena Dunham Puts Down LA Roots

    Catherine Sherman
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Lena Dunham is a Brooklyn Sunset Strip kind of girl. According to TMZ, the “Girls” star and “Not That Kind of Girl” author has purchased a restored 1920s home a block off Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. The 3-bedroom, 3-bath Greek revival home is tastefully decorated with white linens, stacks of books and leather chairs next to a warm fire. Outdoor features include three covered porches and a saltwater pool. Dunham reportedly paid close to $2.7 million for the place, which is still listed online by The Agency’s Jeff Kohl. The purchase comes on the heels of…
  • Is Paying Rent in Advance a Good Idea?

    ProfessorBaron.com
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:20 pm
    In some instances a landlord might offer, or you might propose, paying rent in advance. This could be done to secure a particular property that is on the rental market, or to get a discount on rent. Paying in advance could be a good idea depending on the circumstances, but be sure you know what you’re getting into — especially if you’re paying a significant amount like a full year’s rent upfront. Paying ahead to secure a unit If you are vying to rent a particular property and you believe the competition is fierce, you might think offering to pay a large amount of rent…
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    Trulia Corporate Blog

  • Trulia Becomes Part of Newly Formed Zillow Group, Enters Next Phase of its Mission to Transform the Real Estate Industry

    Pete Flint, CEO
    17 Feb 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Today is an important milestone, as Trulia is now officially joining the newly formed Zillow Group, which houses a portfolio of the largest and most vibrant U.S. real estate and home related brands on mobile and the Web.  Trulia joins Zillow, HotPads and StreetEasy in Zillow Group’s portfolio. These four brands will continue to pave the way for greater transparency in real estate. Zillow Group also includes business brands ActiveRain, Diverse Solutions, Market Leader, Mortech, Postlets and Retsly. Together with Zillow, we have an incredible set of people and assets that are set to continue…
  • Trulia Free Gift or Re-Gift Program To Wrap Up at the End of January

    Matt Flegal
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:54 pm
    There’s now one week left to play the Free Gift or Re-Gift game on Trulia. Beginning the day after Christmas, Trulia mobile app users around the country began finding an instant win game called Free Gift or Re-Gift as they searched for homes. Just like Trulia, the new game gives users another way of making their home search a little easier, and more enjoyable. The game was designed as an engaging and light-hearted instant win game within the apps, to give users a laugh during what can be a stressful process – looking for a home.  Users can play every day from either their iPhone or…
  • Welcome Home to Trulia’s New Headquarters

    Matt Flegal
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:23 am
    A true Silicon Valley urban legend, Trulia was originally launched out of a dorm room in 2005 at Stanford University in Palo Alto. Since then, the company has grown from two users (co-founders Pete Flint and Sami Inkinen) to 55 million per month. On the corporate front, the offices have kept pace with Trulia’s meteoric rise, growing from a humble dorm room office to four offices nationwide: San Francisco, Bellevue, Denver, and New York. From a handful of employees to over a thousand dedicated, smart Trulians, we have grown to be strong and mighty. Along the way, we experienced an IPO,…
  • No Chimney? No Problem! Enter for Chance to Win $500 for Your Holiday Shopping!

    Jenifer Dasho
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Does your home have a chimney for Santa to shimmy down to deliver gifts this year? Chances are, it might not. We searched high and low, pouring over countless real estate listings for mentions of fireplaces and chimneys across the country to find out how many homes are Santa-friendly. While fireplaces are a fairly common amenity for those cozying up to loved ones over the holidays, we discovered that for new homes chimneys are rare. After all, a gas fireplace — or even a decorative mantel — doesn’t require an old-fashioned masonry stack. (Plus, some new brand new homes with “real”…
  • Your Chance to Win a Freakin’ House!

    Vanessa Villatoro, PR Specialist
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:06 pm
    The hot housing season might be coming to an end, but it’s still not too late to find your dream home. Today, we are proud to announce a new and exciting way to win a free freakin’ house* with Trulia’s Finders Keepers! You should know, however, this isn’t your traditional home giveaway. This is Finders Keepers, an interactive game that takes you through a series of fun challenges leading you to that ultimate prize – a freakin’ house!* Here’s how it works: Register. It’s free and takes literally a few seconds. Complete the five challenges before October 10.
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  • We’ve Done the Math: You Can’t Make Money on $30,000 Houses. Here’s Why…

    Ben Leybovich
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Intro There’s an old Russian saying that goes something like this: When two men argue, one is necessarily a fool, and the other is an ass! The moral: While the fool argues about things he does not know nor understand, the ass knows full well that he is right, but still argues with the fool. [...] View the full article: We’ve Done the Math: You Can’t Make Money on $30,000 Houses. Here’s Why… on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2014 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • Networking Made Easy: How to Host Your Own Real Estate Workshop

    Antonio Coleman
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:20 pm
    For those of you who took a little time out of your day last week to read my blog post on radio marketing the smart way, I hope you enjoyed it. For those who didn’t get a chance, I will say that I think it will be worth your time if you ever plan on advertising [...] View the full article: Networking Made Easy: How to Host Your Own Real Estate Workshop on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2014 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • How to Stay in the Real Estate Game When You Have No Time For it

    Scott Costello
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    When I first got interested in real estate investing, fear really got in the way of my productivity. About three years had passed from when I first got the itch to when I had the confidence to push through my fears. That was a lot of wasted time, and I regret it very much. Not [...] View the full article: How to Stay in the Real Estate Game When You Have No Time For it on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2014 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • The True Cost of a Bad Tenant: Why You CAN’T Afford Not to Screen

    Eric D.
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Are you capitalized enough to be a landlord? Can you really afford the true cost of a bad renter? I see it all the time: A prospective landlord looks at the numbers and says, “Rent will be $1,000 a month. My payments will only be $800; I can pocket the rest.” If you are any [...] View the full article: The True Cost of a Bad Tenant: Why You CAN’T Afford Not to Screen on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2014 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • 8 Crucial Items Every Landlord Should Bring to an Eviction

    Kevin Perk
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Evictions are a generally unpleasant experience for everyone involved. There has often been a lot of tension, fighting and aggravation leading up to an eviction, and both sides are likely angry and upset with one another, to say the least. But now the day has finally come. No more tricks, no more delays; you are about [...] View the full article: 8 Crucial Items Every Landlord Should Bring to an Eviction on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2014 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
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    Real Estate Tomato - Custom WordPress Real Estate Websites

  • If Your Real Estate Website Is Not Mobile Friendly, Google Could Lower Your Ranking

    Top Tomato
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:26 am
    Starting April 21st, Google will give higher rankings to mobile friendly websites. If your competition has a mobile friendly site, and you don’t, they will most likely preform better in competitive search results. Late last year, Google started to highlight mobile friendly websites, and now... Continue reading the full post on http://realestatetomato.com/blog
  • Lori Turoff – Real Estate Blogging Success Profiled

    Top Tomato
    24 Jun 2013 | 3:38 pm
    Lori Turoff of Hoboken, NJ. Website: HobokenRealEstateNews.com Tomato: How long has blogging been a part of your real estate marketing strategy? LT: Well, ever since we first connected way back in late 2007. From the blog I get 90% of my business. Down from 100 only because I get some referrals... Continue reading the full post on http://realestatetomato.com/blog
  • Property Quick Search – Real Estate Website Theme Design Series Part Four

    Top Tomato
    30 Apr 2013 | 4:10 pm
    The ubiquitous Property Quick Search has been a tough design element to evolve beyond. Everyone seems to have one, but is it necessary? I only ask because there is a solid argument against its value. Argument Against a Property Quick Search It’s a sure bet that the visitors that you... Continue reading the full post on http://realestatetomato.com/blog
  • Calls-To-Action – Real Estate Website Theme Design Series Part Three

    Top Tomato
    16 Apr 2013 | 2:42 pm
      U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ben A. Gonzales The usefulness of your website to your visitor needs to be established in the first impression. Here’s how you make sure you are successful in that effort. Step 1. Establish EXACTLY who your target audience is.... Continue reading the full post on http://realestatetomato.com/blog
  • Thanks For The Robot, C.A.R.

    Top Tomato
    5 Apr 2013 | 9:30 am
    A curious package arrived the other day. It’s contents just as curious. An Electron Robot and a note expressing that they would appreciate me blogging about it. Apparently it has to do with a new marketing campaign that C.A.R. launched with the help of indie marketing firm Red Tettemer. I... Continue reading the full post on http://realestatetomato.com/blog
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  • Exxon will issue $8B in debt; Could this herald the BP acquisition?

    Nicholas Sakelaris
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:29 pm
    Exxon Mobil Corp. plans to issue $8 billion in bonds, the largest debt deal ever for the world's largest oil company, Bloomberg reported. Rumors are swirling that Irving, Texas-based Exxon (NYSE: XOM) could buy BP (NYSE: BP) and this massive influx of capital would certainly help toward that endeavor. Sources tell Bloomberg that Exxon originally wanted to issue $7 billion in debt but raised it to $8 billion. The debt could be issued in as many as seven parts. Read more from the Dallas Business…
  • Mars Hill Church makes $4.2 million on sale of flagship Ballard sanctuary

    Marc Stiles
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:56 pm
    Despite its location in the heart of Ballard's new shopping district, the Mars Hill church will remain a sanctuary. On Tuesday, Colliers International announced that a nearby church won the bidding war for Mars Hill's prime property at 1401 Leary Way N.W. The property is directly across the street from Trader Joe's store in the Ballard Blocks development. This proximity drew the interest of nine retail developers that all had tenants in tow, but Quest Church won the property with an offer of $9…
  • Asheboro street claims 'Great Main Street' title

    Kristin Zachary
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:46 pm
    An Asheboro street was recognized Tuesday as a "Great Main Street" by the 2015 Great Places in North Carolina awards program. The program, sponsored by the N.C. Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-NC), honored Sunset Avenue in Asheboro as a center of vibrant activity that includes an urban park, publicly owned theater, improved streetscapes, public art and several community events and festivals. The awards are designed to celebrate communities statewide and were given in two categories…
  • DeBartolo planning major entertainment venue for West Oahu mall

    Duane Shimogawa
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:07 pm
    DeBartolo Development plans to unveil a major entertainment venue at its $500 million, 67-acre Macy's-anchored Ka Makana Alii regional shopping mall in West Oahu, the Florida-based developer's president told PBN on Tuesday. The entertainment venue, which the developer hopes to announce soon, will be a place to showcase live entertainment that will drive tourists out to West Oahu, Edward Kobel, president and chief operating officer of DeBartolo Development, told PBN. "We are vastly planning phase…
  • Longtime Dallas real estate exec Jim Leslie no longer CEO of Cresa

    Candace Carlisle
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:04 pm
    Longtime Dallas real estate executive Jim Leslie is no longer CEO of Boston-based Cresa LLC, one of the largest tenant-focused corporate real estate companies, according to sources inside the company. An email was sent out to Cresa employees late Tuesday saying Leslie and Cresa parted ways on amicable terms. Leslie, as well as Cresa executives, did not return Dallas Business Journal phone calls seeking comment. The departure of Leslie could have some major implications for the company's Dallas-based…
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  • Wired’s Phallic Take on the High-Rise Boom

    Jonathan Miller
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:27 am
    When first moving to New York City in the mid-1980s I remember seeing this epic quote in New York Magazine: “You know what this business is all about? Weenie-waving. Everyone does it. I do too.” -real estate developer Bruce Eichner Fast forward to the latest copy of Wired Magazine with the theme “Sex in the Digital Age.” The real estate angle includes a mandatory SuperTall building graphic with the theme embedded subtitle.
  • Bloomberg View Column: Real-Estate Agents Ride High Again

    Jonathan Miller
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Read my latest Bloomberg View column Real-Estate Agents Ride High Again. It was disappointing to have so many Realtors go on the attack over this piece showing they missed the entire point – I was writing about the trend, not the dollars or the splits. Are commission incomes higher in say Manhattan than in rural Texas. Doh! The very idea that incomes are rising after years of low transaction volume plus the lack of resurgence in NAR membership since the financial crisis has made for a little less competition today. This seems like good news to me for the industry. But with the barrier…
  • [Three Cents Worth #278 NY] Murray Hill Has the Most Micro Units in All of Manhattan

    Jonathan Miller
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:00 pm
    It’s time to share my Three Cents Worth (3CW) on Curbed NY, at the intersection of neighborhood and real estate in the capital of the world…and I’m here to take measurements. Check out my 3CW column on @CurbedNY: Uptown may have the smallest studios, but which Manhattan neighborhood can claim the most micro units? To find out, I looked at where apartments measuring 300 square feet or less are located and determined what they have in common—besides being small. We’ve appraised many micro apartments over the years, so I was admittedly a little confused at how micro…
  • [Three Cents Worth #277 NY] Which Manhattan Neighborhood Has The Smallest Studios?

    Jonathan Miller
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:00 pm
    It’s time to share my Three Cents Worth (3CW) on Curbed NY, at the intersection of neighborhood and real estate in the capital of the world…and I’m here to take measurements. Check out my 3CW column on @CurbedNY: Although I’m often a bit macro in this column, it’s Micro Week at Curbed. So I thought I would rank Manhattan neighborhoods by the average square footage of their studio apartments based on all the closed sales of 2014. The results are in: if you want a plethora of small apartments, look uptown. On both the East and West Sides above 96th Street, from…
  • Good and Bad Super-Luxury Condo Buyers Love the LLC

    Jonathan Miller
    9 Feb 2015 | 6:46 am
    One of the great ironies of modern residential real estate has been the expansion in transparency of information, along with greater secrecy of ownership. I think the latter coincides with the much greater wealth that is being put into hard assets like real estate. Privacy and security are indeed very important to many, including the wealthy and especially those near the top of the financial pyramid. There is nothing sinister or unseemly about the desire for privacy. The use of limited liability corporations (LLCs) has been a legal vehicle (and a gift) from lawmakers who created it that…
 
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  • Business closes, publicly criticizes staff on Yelp: Good idea?

    Jennifer Walpole
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:10 pm
    In a completely disrespectful move, one California restaurant took to Yelp to criticize their staff and menu offerings. What does this say about their leadership skills? Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • Google is saying goodbye to its Helpouts program

    Jennifer Walpole
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Google's popular Helpouts program is scheduled to end and with it, a community of helpful teachers and eager learners are disconnected. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • AgileCase wants to help you quit wasting time on stupid Excel spreadsheets

    Taylor Leddin
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:03 pm
    AgileCase is now in beta to help you go paperless and spend less time in sucky Excel spreadsheets - make your team smarter and digitize your business today. It's time. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • Momstamp network for families: Yelp and Angie’s list meets Facebook

    Emily Crews
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Momstamp has launched to help families reduce their research time for service providers by growing the social network that they're calling Yelp + Angie's List + Facebook for parents. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • Text Magic, get any service or product delivered effortlessly, magically!

    Johnny Crowder
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Magic is a new service that will make any lazy (I mean efficient) person's life infinitely better, just whip out your phone, text, and BOOM, the magic happens! Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
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    Cremunity Health Blog

  • Garcinia Cambogia Dischem – Good Info

    Justin  Price
    5 Feb 2015 | 8:29 am
    A lot of healthy fanatics are looking for weight loss pills in South Africa that will help them reach their goals. If you really need some great diet pills look no further than garcinia cambogia australia. This is a good site for health and diet info. This is a good site for health info. Garcinia Cambogia is one of the many similar weight loss products that are currently available on the market. It is named after a tropical fruit from which its main ingredient, HCA, is extracted. According to the ads, the pills have an outstanding effect on the weight loss process, resulting in you becoming…
  • How To Slim With Garcinia Cambogia in New Zealand

    Justin  Price
    5 Feb 2015 | 8:29 am
    The Garcinia Cambogia extract supplement that is being offered for sale in the New Zealand market is one of the best around. It is highly effective for blocking fat and also has a good use as a colon cleanser. However, the primary purpose for which people are looking to this miracle product is to lose weight very quickly and get in shape without needing to exercise constantly. This pill is really awesome because it contains several natural extracts that have been used by ancient peoples for a very long time on earth. If your goal is to get in shape with it and shed massive amounts of kilos in…
  • Elegir Las Pastillas Que Realmente Ayudan a Perder Peso

    Justin  Price
    5 Feb 2015 | 8:29 am
    En esta pagina lo que voy a poner aqui es que tengemos que siempre quedarnos realizando lo actual que hemos hecho con pastillas, pildoras, suplementos, y ejercicios que funcionan con muchos de los otros ejercicios. La vida sana y una vida saludable. Este sitio te puede ayudar. Pastillas para bajar de peso- como elegir las correctas. http://www.pastillasparabajardepeso.org.mx- el inicio- como planear tu dieta. Si usted se quema 500 calorías más de lo que come todos los días durante una semana, usted debe perder alrededor de 1-2 libras. Si usted quiere perder peso más rápido, tendrá que…
  • Cómo Elegir El Plan de Ejercicio Correcto Para Tí

    Justin  Price
    5 Feb 2015 | 8:29 am
    El elegir el plan correcto de ejericicos para ti no es siempre fácil. Debes recordar cuando lo estas haciendo que el mismo plan no es el propio para cada persona. Todos nosotros tenemos cuerpos diferentes y por esa razon tenemos que considerar varias cosas cuando estamos tratando de encontrar la dieta y los ejercicios que nos arreglan a nosotros particularmente. Hay mucha buena información acerca de este tema a pastillas para adelgazar. Recuerda que si estas muy gordo ya mismo, quizás querras utilizar algunos suplementos para ayudarte a lograr tus objetivos de salud mas rapido. Hay muchos…
  • Mango Africano- Como Utilizar De manera que funciona

    Justin  Price
    5 Feb 2015 | 8:28 am
    Cuando vea parejas cogidos de la mano, que desea que eras tú. Necesitas pastillas para adelgazar para hacer esto. Siempre has querido a alguien para pasar el rato y divertirse. Mango africano para perder peso sirve. Usted quiere que alguien le pregunte si ella es tu chica. Y que va a decir “sí” con una gran sonrisa en su cara. Había chicas que le interesa pero luego fue rechazado o algo como estos que pasó … Aqui hay un buen recurso para aprender como atraer a gente con tu cuerpo: Cómo exitar a un hombre- muchos consejos. Cómo conquistar a una mujer- la solucion…
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    First Time Home Buyer Programs | Home Loans | Refinance

  • Refinancing Does not Mean that you Skip a Payment

    Justin McHood
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:02 pm
    A fallacy that many people fall for when thinking about refinancing their home is that they get to skip a payment in between the time that the old mortgage is paid off and the new mortgage begins. Many people consider this a “break” in paying their mortgage, but in actuality, you are still paying the same fees, just in a different way and possibly at a different time. Get a free quote today. Interest is Paid in Arrears   It might not make sense at the moment when you think of skipping a payment because if you close your loan at the beginning of a month, as is standard for mortgage…
  • Finding the Loan that Provides you with Peace of Mind

    Justin McHood
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:25 am
    Finding the right home loan is almost as difficult a finding the right home. Chances are you will have the loan that you choose for many years to come – for some even 30 years. You want to make sure that the choice that you are making is comfortable right now as well as into the future. With that being said, you have to consider all of your choices, including FHA, VA (if you are eligible) and conventional loans. Every loan has its own advantages, but it takes a deep look into what you are comfortable with and what your future holds to determine the right loan for you.  Get a free quote. Do…
  • 5 Benefits of an Escrow Account

    Justin McHood
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:20 pm
    An escrow account is an account set up by your lender that sets aside a predetermined amount of money that comes directly from your mortgage payment. That money is then used toward your property taxes and property insurance payments. There are certain benefits that borrowers realize by taking advantage of this type of account. It is not mandatory for all loans, with the exception of those that are over 80 percent loan-to-value ratio. Whether or not you are required to have an escrow account depends on your LTV, credit history and the rate that you are being charged, as not having an escrow…
 
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  • Mortgage Rates Today – Home Loan Rates & Trends

    Joe Farr
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:04 am
    Current mortgage rates and mortgage market movement. Today's mortgage rates and mortgage news. Live rate quotes available. News and data provided by MBSQuoteline, a real-time mortgage market data service available to loan officers, real estate agents, and other finance professionals.Click for the complete post : Mortgage Rates Today – Home Loan Rates & Trends.
  • Lowest Mortgage Rates (In Order): VA Loans, Then FHA Loans, Then Conventional

    Dan Green
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:36 am
    VA mortgage rates are the cheapest of all of today's mortgage rates -- and it's not even close. Full analysis, plus a complimentary mortgage rate quote.Click for the complete post : Lowest Mortgage Rates (In Order): VA Loans, Then FHA Loans, Then Conventional.
  • Mortgage Rate Predictions For March 2015 (FHA, VA, USDA & Conv)

    Dan Green
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:50 am
    This month's mortgage rates are below 4%, but what should you expect for March? Should you lock or float? Full analysis, plus access to today's live rates.Click for the complete post : Mortgage Rate Predictions For March 2015 (FHA, VA, USDA & Conv).
  • Free Access To Your Mortgage Credit Scores, Plus 5 Ways To Improve To Your FICO

    Dan Green
    28 Feb 2015 | 6:52 am
    A review of how credit scores work, plus access to your actual mortgage credit scores. Safe and secure. No-obligation mortgage rate quotes available.Click for the complete post : Free Access To Your Mortgage Credit Scores, Plus 5 Ways To Improve To Your FICO.
  • With Mortgage Rates In The 3s, Home Price Gains Suddenly Accelerating

    Dan Green
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:24 am
    As today's mortgage rates drop, home values begin to accelerate higher. What's ahead for U.S. housing, plus instant access to today's low rates. Click for the complete post : With Mortgage Rates In The 3s, Home Price Gains Suddenly Accelerating.
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  • 4 tips from health care industry for meeting real estate deadlines

    Melinda Goodwin
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Making the transition from a registered nurse into real estate has been more difficult than I could ever imagine. After all, I am in my early 40s. The myth that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks may not be entirely true. A more widely accepted truth is that an old dog can learn new tricks. It just takes a little longer. But my honest opinion is that neither one of those things is true when applied to humans (and not canines). My 17-year career as a nurse has given me more insight on how to run and operate my real estate business than I ever would have imagined. I take the challenge…
  • 6 things every new real estate agent should do

    Candy Miles Crocker
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    It’s exciting to get your real estate license! The information presented in the prelicensing class can be a bit overwhelming (and utterly useless in your marketplace), but it’s all part of the coursework. You study and stress, stress and study, then pass your state licensing exam. When you learn that you’ve passed the test, you are elated and can’t wait to get started … but you learn fairly quickly that you don’t know where to start. So here are the six things you should do: 1. Select a broker. Broker selection is critical. Your broker is the one who will help…
  • Keys to developing a mighty real estate social media presence

    Helen Hanna Casey
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Social media is a growing concept that can be incredibly useful, if used correctly and to its highest potential. Agents can acquire leads and referrals quickly through social media, but it is paramount to understand its power and capability in order for it to be a benefit instead of a time waster. With its ability to connect people worldwide, social media marketing is a smart move for real estate agents to make. Real-time communication, versatility and mobile accessibility make social media platforms extremely helpful to both businesses and individuals. To professionally promote yourself and…
  • 4 real estate tasks for snow days and slow days

    Leigh Brown
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    “I’m bored.” “There’s nothing to do.” “I’m cold.” “Stop it!” “She’s looking at me!” “He’s breathing weird!” It doesn’t even have to be a snow day* for those phrases to come out of my children’s mouths. But on a snow day, they multiply­ — exponentially. On multiple snow days … just make it stop! Do you remember your childhood snow days? Even those of you who trudged uphill for 10 miles, barefoot in both directions through 6-foot drifts, had the occasional day off from…
  • Can the weekend ‘special sale’ model work for real estate?

    Jim Whatley
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    What happens if you market a home sale like you would a weekend car sale? Here’s what I found out when I tried it over Presidents Day weekend. Jim Whatley is a broker at Uber Realty. Email Jim Whatley.
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  • Rare Church at 6408 Ruby St

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:26 am
    Rare opportunity to own your own church! Complete with two large and beautiful stained glass windows, high vaulted ceilings in a huge open space, and a kitchen in the large basement. Located in Garvanza, this is a contributing structure of the Highland Park Historic Preservation Overlay Zone, Read More
  • Beautiful Craftsman Home at 981 Worcester

    26 Feb 2015 | 12:57 pm
    Located in Garfield Heights Neighborhood Association area, known as the crown jewel of Northwest Pasadena, this graceful Craftsman home was restored and beautifully remodeled by a master cabinetmaker just before it was purchased by the current owners. The wide front porch invites you to stop by and visit.  Read More
  • Zillow and the Essential Truth of What Your Home is Worth

    19 Feb 2015 | 11:15 am
    In a recent Sunday Los Angeles Times, the discussion regarding the Zillow Zestimate of home values continued, as it does on Facebook and in almost every conversation that includes the question "What is my home worth?" I love Zillow, because it embodies the essential truth of home valuation--no one really knows what a home is worth. What does Zillow know about your home? It knows the public record of its square footage, bedroom and bath count, and where it is on a map. That's about it. It doesn't know that you legally added 1500 square feet of exquisitely appointed master bedroom…
  • Cozy Cabin-like Home at 4860 Wicopee.

    2 Feb 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Located on a quiet cul-de-sac just north of Yosemite Drive, this one bedroom is a cozy retreat from life in the city. Wood paneling, fireplace in the living room, and hardwood floors create a cabin-like atmosphere. This is a great opportunity to make a piece of Eagle Rock real estate your own! Read More
  • Mortgage Startup Caters to Self-Employed and Small Business Owners

    28 Jan 2015 | 4:13 pm
    All you self-employed, small business ownrs, entreprenuers, and nontraditional career works - take heart! Privlo, a new mortgage startup, just launched in California last week and they cater specifically to small business owners, entrepreneurs, Millennials with nontraditional career paths, or seasonal workers with spiky incomes - namely people with complex incomes that can't be proven on a tax return or W2, and are increasingly turned away by their banks even though they may be creditworthy. It's an option that self employed homebuyers haven't truly had until now, as Privlo takes into account…
 
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    RealCentralVA.com

  • Zillow Becoming “More Righter” Than Ever

    Jim Duncan
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:05 am
    I’m going to just humbly place here what I wrote in 2006: … what if Zillow’s reach becomes so great, their data become so vast and inclusive, that their Zestimates significantly impact what is fair market value? What if the purchasing and selling population refer to Zillow as the end-all, be-all estimator for their homes’ valuations? What if “close enough” is “good enough”? What if they become the de facto standard for home valuations? Perfection with regards to a property’s valuation is a fluid thing, a moving target dependent on the “right” buyer who is…
  • How On-Time is Charlottesville’s Amtrak?

    Jim Duncan
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Great transit is darn near a necessity for a lot of people, particularly those moving to Charlottesville from cities within the US and from Europe who are accustomed to, and dependent on, trains. Living in the City of Charlottesville without a car is doable, with the combination of bicycles, Zipcars and taxis (and you know, walking). Amtrak runs from Charlottesville to DC and New York, but how on-time is it? I’ve taken it a couple of times, and my daughter takes it frequently, but I wanted more opinions than that:   [View the story “How on-time is the Amtrak in…
  • Albemarle and Charlottesville Raising Taxes, Schools Closing and More

    Jim Duncan
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:30 am
    A few things to know for Monday – from Charlottesville and Albemarle seeking tax increases, a grocery store is moving, and Albemarle County’s lost week of school. Albemarle County seeking to raise property taxes – this plus the general increase in assessed values. If they’d dedicate some of this tax increase to infrastructure, I’d be ok with it. City of Charlottesville trying to increase the meals tax. Know what? Albemarle County has some pretty good restaurants. Parallel 38 and Pasture Q come to mind. The Kroger on 29 is moving across the street to where the…
  • Notes from One Economic Forecast – Market Up or Down?

    Jim Duncan
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:23 am
    Every forecast is seemingly different. I had the opportunity to attend the Blue Ridge Homebuilders’ annual Economic Forecast breakfast this morning, in which David Crowe from the National Association of Homebuilders gave his outlook for this year’s housing market. Lots of good questions and points to consider for the Charlottesville housing market. [View the story “Thoughts from this morning’s BRHBA Economic Forecast” on Storify] Search the Charlottesville MLS Copyright RealCentralVA.com, LLC. If you like this post, please, visit RealCentralVA.comwhere this was…
  • 6 Reasons to Buy a Home in Charlottesville in 2015

    Jim Duncan
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:02 am
    I can’t recall ever telling buyer clients that “now is the best time for you to buy a home!” But I have often counseled clients through the evaluative process of whether now could be the right time for them to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars. Q: Is now the right time to buy a  home in Charlottesville?  A: Maybe. It depends.   These are some of the reasons to buy a home in Charlottesville this year … as told, unprompted, by some buyer clients this year. I’m tired of renting. Interest rates are so low, it would be crazy to not at least consider buying now. With where…
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    Redfin Real Estate Blog

  • Why I Work at Redfin: Sonal Basu, Agent Relations

    Sonal Basu
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:47 am
    Redfin agent Sonal Basu teaches a home-buying class. I started my real estate career as a traditional agent at a traditional brokerage. Like many people, I wanted a flexible schedule, wanted to be my own boss and wanted to make big commissions. But what I didn’t realize was that a flexible schedule meant making myself available 24/7. Being my own boss meant the constant stress of making a certain number of sales for survival. And when it came to commissions, I never knew when and where the next one would be coming from! I managed my own income, expenses and taxes. I paid desk fees,…
  • The Look for Less – Mirrored Drawer Tables

    Alyssa Ennis
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Mirrored drawers are quickly becoming a hot trend in home decorating, but the price for these coveted items can quickly shatter any design budget. Luckily, we’ve found two pieces opposite in price but nearly identical in style – so close in fact, it’s like looking in a mirror (pun absolutely intended). The Fancy Item: 3 Drawer Mirror Chest Cost: $1,099.99 As Seen On: Rue La La Ringing in at a budget-busting price of $1,099.99, this three-drawer stunner is available for purchase from curated online boutique Rue La La. It is a non-returnable final sale item and does require some…
  • Bidding Wars Hit Oakland Amid Tight Supply

    Lorraine Woellert
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Nationwide, more people are putting their homes up for sale, but in some cities it’s still not enough. With too many buyers and too few properties on the market, bidding wars are heating up again. It’s particularly bad in Oakland. At the end of January, the city across the bay from San Francisco had only six weeks of inventory remaining. “It’s not uncommon to see 15 to 25 offers in some of the more desirable places in Oakland, and for homes to sell 35 percent above the list price or even more,” Redfin agent Tom Hendershot said. Supply is tight elsewhere, too. In January,…
  • 2015 Could Be the Biggest Year for Housing Since the Bust

    Troy Martin
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    The post 2015 Could Be the Biggest Year for Housing Since the Bust appeared first on Redfin Real Estate Blog.
  • Redondo Beach Castle Magically Reappears on the Market

    Alyssa Ennis
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:29 am
    POOF! Just like magic, this three-bedroom, three-bathroom Redondo Beach residence is back on the market! Modeled after a European castle and owned by professional magicians, this unique property vanished a few months after being listed for sale in 2013 and just recently reappeared. Don’t blink, or you might miss it! The $1.249 million price tag on the 412 El Redondo Ave castle is no illusion, and with 3,285 square feet, you won’t have to pull any tricks to be able to entertain all of your friends. Host your own magic show on the large outdoor patio before ushering guests inside for…
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    Ubertor Real Estate Blog

  • Vancouver & Kelowna Realtor, David S. Green, Joins the Ubertor Family with a Fully Customized Real Estate Website

    Danica Lopez De Leon
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:39 am
    Vancouver and Kelowna Realtor, David S. Green of Macdonald Realty, has taken his Ubertor Real Estate website to the next level with a fully customized approach. Highlights of David’s fully customized Ubertor Real Estate website: The design on the home page is edgy and unique, while keeping it modern and easy on the eyes. The feature listing displayed on the home page is an aerial view of the property. Fully mobile site that compliments his desktop website. Fully automated property pages focused on Vancouver, West Vancouver and Kelowna. User friendly custom map of Vancouver which…
  • Responsive Real Estate Websites by Ubertor

    Danica Lopez De Leon
    16 Feb 2015 | 2:37 pm
    We are happy to announce our new responsive Real Estate websites. Not only are these websites prim and pristine to give you your beautiful, ideal, modern looking Real Estate website – they also come in 2 themes with 7 impressive variations. We are projecting to roll out a handful more in the upcoming months!   TEMPLATE NAME: AVENUE. The true beauty of a responsive website lies within the word “responsive”, indicating your website’s ability to respond to any device: desktop, tablet, and smart phone. The design and look of your website stays consistent across all devices.
  • Edmonton Condo Specialist, Jakie Ng, Receives a ‘Limelight Makeover’!

    Bryan Garcia
    4 Feb 2015 | 10:49 am
    Edmonton condo specialist, Jakie Ng, has taken his Ubertor Real Estate website to the next level with a full custom design makeover from Limelight Marketing. Highlights of Jakie Ng’s redesign: Full wide screen slider, with high resolution images. Dedicated pages for specific condo buildings (like The Pearl and Ultima Tower) in Edmonton. Automated property pages focused on downtown Edmonton condos for sale, filtered by price range. 4 feature listings displayed on the home page. Visible “call to action” option for visitors to get in touch with Jakie. Feature listings…
  • Vancouver Realtor, Steve Shields, Redesigns his Ubertor Real Estate Website with the Focus of Keeping things ‘Modern’ and ‘Elegant’

    Bryan Garcia
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Vancouver Realtor, Steve Shields of Sotheby’s, has taken his Ubertor Real Estate website to the next level with a full custom design. Highlights of Steve Shields’ redesign: Full, wide screen, high definition, rotating imagery in the background of each page. 4 feature listings elegantly displayed horizontally on the home page. Visible “call to action” option for visitors on the home page to explore Steve’s properties. Opt in option for Sotheby’s “Buyers” and “Sellers” guide. Automated property pages focused on Vancouver properties for…
  • Realtor Spotlight: Kevin Chen, A New Generation of Realtor

    UberSandra
    19 Jan 2015 | 9:23 am
    Over the last couple of decades the Real Estate market has had to adapt to some drastic changes. The Internet had become an essential platform for business and in Vancouver the increasing Asian market required a new understanding. For this spotlight entry we thought it might be interesting to get the perspective of a young realtor and be able to see the industry through the lenses of a member of the new and emerging generation of realtors. Multi-faceted, enthusiastic and focused, Kevin Chen has been a realtor for a little bit over 2 years. We sat down with him to ask about his experience so…
 
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    Reverse Mortgage Daily

  • February’s Reverse Mortgage Volume Dips 4%, Maverick Funding Bucks Trend

    Jason Oliva
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    With just two months in the books for 2015, reverse mortgage volume has dipped from its flat start to the year to a slight decline in February, according to the latest data from Reverse Market Insight (RMI). Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) endorsements hiccuped 0.1% in January from the prior month, before falling 4% in February to 4,747 loans. When comparing volume from the same period a year ago, endorsements in February 2015 are down 8.1% from their February 2014 tally of 5,166 loans. February’s decline was driven primarily by seven of the 10 regions tracked by RMI reporting…
  • Open Mortgage Expands Retail Reverse Operations With New Hire

    Emily Study
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:52 pm
    As Open Mortgage continues to increase its national presence, the Austin, Texas-based retail, wholesale and correspondent lender has hired JoAnna Bignell to lead the company’s recruiting efforts in the retail reverse mortgage space. “What I really want to see with JoAnna’s hire is that our reverse retail division continues to evolve and expand as we grow as a company,” Vice President of Sales Peter Kallodaychsak tells RMD. “Our retail component is incredibly important to us, and we view that as a large part of our growth plan in the coming years.” In this…
  • Older Households Account For 40% of United States’ Home Equity

    Cassandra Dowell
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:33 pm
    The majority of Americans 65 and older — four out of five — are homeowners, and few need to worry about making mortgage payments, according to a new Merrill Lynch retirement study conducted in partnership with Age Wave.  The findings are based on a survey of more than 3,600 respondents nationwide. More than seven in 10 Americans 65 and older have fully paid off their mortgages, data show. “Compared to younger generations, our older populations are largely living rent and mortgage free,” said Ken Dychtwald, president and CEO of Age Wave, during a presentation of the report. Moreover,…
  • Conn. Lawmakers Consider New Reverse Mortgage Counseling Requirements

    Cassandra Dowell
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:45 pm
    The National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA) is working with legislators in Connecticut to address concerns regarding a bill that would mandate in-person counseling, the association announced Friday. Connecticut legislators are considering a bill (HB 5651) that would mandate face-to-face counseling and implement a seven-day cooling off period between the completion of counseling and the completion of a reverse mortgage application. The purpose of the proposed bill is “to implement the recommendations of the reverse mortgage task force to protect elderly homeowners from…
  • Ginnie Mae Launches New Issuer Performance Measurement Tool

    Emily Study
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Ginnie Mae, the sole securitizer of home equity conversion mortgages (HECMs), has announced the launch of a risk management tool that will allow issuers to measure their performance against both program standards and peers. Single-family, multifamily and HECM-backed securities (HMBS) issuers will have access to the tool, called the Issuer Operational Performance Profile (IOPP), which uses a scorecard approach to allow issuers to gauge their operational and default performance against their peers and Ginnie Mae program expectations. The initiative, Ginnie Mae President Ted Tozer said, lays…
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    Wallingford Wired

  • Harriman Real Estate LLC Announces February 2015 Agent of the Month

    Harriman Real Estate
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:29 am
    The snow storms have been dumping lots of the white stuff on us, including another six inches last night, but it can’t stop our intrepid agents from serving their clients. The competition for February agent of the month came right down to the final day, it was that close. So, without further ado, we are proud to announce our Agent of the Month for February 2015:                                         Paula McGovern Congrats Paula, it’s good to see you recognized for your hard work. Keep it up and let’s see your picture back here next month!
  • Harriman Real Estate LLC Turns Five!

    Harriman Real Estate
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:15 pm
    Five years ago today, Pat and I made a big decision to leave the relative comfort and security of a large regional brokerage and start our own shop. I think I was more nervous than Pat and yes, a little skeptical, too. But the upsides of the move far outweighed the downsides, so with a lot of sweat, a few tears, and even a little blood, we pulled the trigger and Harriman Real Estate LLC was born. Five years later, we’re going better than ever and growing by leaps and bounds. We’d like to thank all of our friends, family and clients for having faith in us, and all the agents who came with…
  • Wallingford Inspires Art Wall Welcomes Splat Art Studio

    Harriman Real Estate
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:14 pm
    The seventh artist in our series of local artists is now gracing our “Wallingford Inspires…” art wall, and it’s fun, colorful…and done by kids! Adults Aren’t the Only Ones Who Are “Artsy” We are honored to have the kids from Splat! Art Studio displaying their artwork in our office to open 2015. Run by Kate McNamee, the studio bills itself as a place “where everyone is an artist”, the particular artists we are highlighting now are unique: they’re between the ages of 5 and 8 years old! Just look at the quality and depth of these pieces below, and you’d swear that they…
  • Enjoy the 43rd Annual Lyman Orchards Winterfest

    Harriman Real Estate
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:41 pm
    43rd Annual Lyman Orchards Winterfest All this subzero weather got you down? Need to get out of the house for a while before you go totally loony tunes? Well then, Lyman Orchards has just the thing for the whole family! This weekend, February 28th and March 1st, Lyman Orchards will present their 43rd annual Winterfest event, and it promises to be bigger and better than ever. From the start of the Apple Barrel Breakfast at 9am Saturday to the close of the festival at 4pm on Sunday, there is sure to be something to put a smile on the face of every member of the family. Some of the weekend…
  • Fire Hydrants Need Attention Too!

    Harriman Real Estate
    20 Feb 2015 | 2:08 pm
    With all the snow we’ve gotten in such a short span of time, it’s been tough trying to keep up with it and keep our driveways and sidewalks clear. But we’ve all done a pretty good job of it, even to the point of neighbors helping out neighbors who may be incapacitated by injury or illness by doing the shoveling and snow blowing for them. However, there are other areas that need to be kept clear of snow as well, and nothing brought that into sharper perspective than a garage fire that happened this morning: Fire hydrants. The fire department responded quickly, as always, to the blaze…
 
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  • Oops! Britney has major wardrobe snafu

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:33 pm
    Oops! Britney has major wardrobe snafuGettyThe songbird was strutting her stuff on stage at her Las Vegas show when a piece of her look came flying off. Professional way she reactedMore entertainment newsNew 'Run All Night' scoreRenner talks Hawkeye character
  • How to make traffic almost tolerable

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:33 pm
    How to make traffic almost tolerable GettyNo one enjoys a commute, but we've got six cars that will make any morning drive significantly more pleasant. Features that will blow your mindMore from AutoblogHyundai recall New crossover for Geneva?
  • DOJ to charge Ferguson police with racial bias

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:33 pm
    DOJ to charge Ferguson police with racial biasAPA federal probe into the Ferguson PD in the wake of the controversial Mike Brown killing will allege a sweeping pattern of discrimination.Details of the shocking accusationsMore headlinesISIS releases Christian hostagesWhite supremacist heads to trial
  • Sports anchor, NBA star feud over girlfriend

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:33 pm
    Sports anchor, NBA star feud over girlfriendGettyWhat started as a small wisecrack has turned into vicious war of words between an ESPN reporter and a key player from the Lakers.Hip hop icon at center of disputeMore sports coverageStage set for wild NFL offseasonBeckham's son a tennis ace?
  • House vote gives Homeland Security new life

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:33 pm
    House vote gives Homeland Security new lifeGettyHouse Republicans approved funding for the security agency on Tuesday without any affect to President Obama's plans for immigration.'Clean' bill that could affect 5M livesMore headlinesEPA ripped for handling of emailBorder Patrol to hire more women
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  • Oops! Britney has major wardrobe snafu

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:33 pm
    Oops! Britney has major wardrobe snafuGettyThe songbird was strutting her stuff on stage at her Las Vegas show when a piece of her look came flying off. Professional way she reactedMore entertainment newsNew 'Run All Night' scoreRenner talks Hawkeye character
  • How to make traffic almost tolerable

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:33 pm
    How to make traffic almost tolerable GettyNo one enjoys a commute, but we've got six cars that will make any morning drive significantly more pleasant. Features that will blow your mindMore from AutoblogHyundai recall New crossover for Geneva?
  • DOJ to charge Ferguson police with racial bias

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:33 pm
    DOJ to charge Ferguson police with racial biasAPA federal probe into the Ferguson PD in the wake of the controversial Mike Brown killing will allege a sweeping pattern of discrimination.Details of the shocking accusationsMore headlinesISIS releases Christian hostagesWhite supremacist heads to trial
  • Sports anchor, NBA star feud over girlfriend

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:33 pm
    Sports anchor, NBA star feud over girlfriendGettyWhat started as a small wisecrack has turned into vicious war of words between an ESPN reporter and a key player from the Lakers.Hip hop icon at center of disputeMore sports coverageStage set for wild NFL offseasonBeckham's son a tennis ace?
  • House vote gives Homeland Security new life

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:33 pm
    House vote gives Homeland Security new lifeGettyHouse Republicans approved funding for the security agency on Tuesday without any affect to President Obama's plans for immigration.'Clean' bill that could affect 5M livesMore headlinesEPA ripped for handling of emailBorder Patrol to hire more women
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  • Oops! Britney has major wardrobe snafu

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:33 pm
    Oops! Britney has major wardrobe snafuGettyThe songbird was strutting her stuff on stage at her Las Vegas show when a piece of her look came flying off. Professional way she reactedMore entertainment newsNew 'Run All Night' scoreRenner talks Hawkeye character
  • How to make traffic almost tolerable

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:33 pm
    How to make traffic almost tolerable GettyNo one enjoys a commute, but we've got six cars that will make any morning drive significantly more pleasant. Features that will blow your mindMore from AutoblogHyundai recall New crossover for Geneva?
  • DOJ to charge Ferguson police with racial bias

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:33 pm
    DOJ to charge Ferguson police with racial biasAPA federal probe into the Ferguson PD in the wake of the controversial Mike Brown killing will allege a sweeping pattern of discrimination.Details of the shocking accusationsMore headlinesISIS releases Christian hostagesWhite supremacist heads to trial
  • Sports anchor, NBA star feud over girlfriend

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:33 pm
    Sports anchor, NBA star feud over girlfriendGettyWhat started as a small wisecrack has turned into vicious war of words between an ESPN reporter and a key player from the Lakers.Hip hop icon at center of disputeMore sports coverageStage set for wild NFL offseasonBeckham's son a tennis ace?
  • House vote gives Homeland Security new life

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:33 pm
    House vote gives Homeland Security new lifeGettyHouse Republicans approved funding for the security agency on Tuesday without any affect to President Obama's plans for immigration.'Clean' bill that could affect 5M livesMore headlinesEPA ripped for handling of emailBorder Patrol to hire more women
 
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    Apartment Ratings

  • Cheap Ways to Spruce up Your Space

    Elizabeth Beckel
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    It’s almost spring – which means it’s time to spruce up your space. If you’re like me, spring cleaning means something new for walls, artwork, and decor. As a renter, I always try to balance adding my personal touch within my rental agreement and keeping within my budget. Try a few of these ideas to add some pizzazz to your space! Strategic Painting for Free! Most home stores will provide free or very cheap tester cans so you can see which color works best for you. Pick out a few shades of a single color, or several complementary colors, and add a different pop of…
  • Socializing in an Apartment Complex

    Eva R. Marienchild
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:58 am
    If you’re like many friendly, people-loving singles and couples, you’ll jump at the chance to meet other great guys and gals at your apartment complex. After all, the setting is ideal and safe. What better place to meet new pals than on your home turf? You’ve already eyeballed the comings and goings of your neighbors and their weekly rituals are somewhat familiar to you. Importantly, you’ve vetted their conversational style: you know who’s low-key and who’s too loud for your tastes. Don’t stop at merely waving at your favorite fellow residents. Instead, arrange to share…
  • Liven up Your Apartment for Spring

    Heather Myers
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:44 am
    If you’re like most people, this time of year has you twitching for spring to come. Winter is still here, but with spurts of warm sunny days, who can help but feel the anticipation of fresh green leaves and baby blades of grass coming up? If you just can’t wait for those baby greens to come up, check out the following ways to liven up your apartment and bring springtime indoors to your home. Don’t Wait for Nature Why wait for nature to green up the world when you can green up your space right now? Visit your local garden center for some fresh houseplants or start growing an…
  • Rid Your Apartment of Pests the Natural Way

    Eva R. Marienchild
    17 Feb 2015 | 11:57 am
    It’s been found that pesticides and herbicides cause a whole slew of health and environmental problems, so it’s no wonder many people are looking for natural remedies for their pest issues. Here are a few steps you can take to deal with the bugs while avoiding dangerous chemicals: Step 1 Bugs—roaches, water bugs, silverfish and even spiders (which actually act as a sort of debugger—more about that later)— were put on earth to fulfill their evolutionary mission, but they couldn’t care less about whether that mission keeps them in the great outdoors or brings them to your…
  • The Key to Finding a Great Roommate

    Nadia Arain
    12 Feb 2015 | 11:37 am
    Whether you’re looking to make some extra money on the side by renting out a room or looking for a house share, a good roommate is something that will make your life significantly better. Unfortunately, for some people finding the right roommate can seem impossible. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be. With a little preparation it’s not only possible, but easy! Here are some simple tips to finding the right roommate for you: Make a List Making a list of everything that you require your roommate to have or not have will definitely aid you in your search. By making…
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    Missouri Living At It's BEST!

  • Why A Buyer's Agent when buying homes!

    Steve Mattison, Vietnam Veteran, ABR, e-Pro, MO Welcome Home Cert (Keller Williams Tri-Lakes )
    21 Feb 2015 | 11:57 am
    SMattison@KW.comSteve Mattison ABR e-ProDirect - (417)350-9743  bransonhomesearches.com
  • 245 Country Hills Drive, Branson, MO 65616

    Steve Mattison, Vietnam Veteran, ABR, e-Pro, MO Welcome Home Cert (Keller Williams Tri-Lakes )
    11 Feb 2015 | 10:09 pm
    Walk-in one-level ranch estate in Branson OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescription $179,900 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,734 sqftLot: 1.13 acre(s) Location 245 Country Hills DriveBranson, MO 65616USA Steve Mattison ABR e-Pro Keller Williams Tri-lakes(417) 336-4999steve@ozarksagent.comhttp://www.ozarksagent.com          Listed by: Keller Williams Tri-Lakes 417-336-4999 Our recent listings Walk-in one-level ranch estate in BransonCondo in center of BransonCustom home with view of Branson.Branson Creek Villas Duplex for sale.Lakeview lots on Stormy Point…
  • 310 Prairie Drive, Branson, Missouri 65616

    Steve Mattison, Vietnam Veteran, ABR, e-Pro, MO Welcome Home Cert (Keller Williams Tri-Lakes )
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:29 pm
    Custom home with view of Branson. OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescriptionNeighborhood $199,900 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,578 sqftLot: 0.50 acre(s) Location 310 Prairie DriveBranson, MO 65616USA Steve Mattison ABR e-Pro Keller Williams Tri-lakes(417) 336-4999steve@ozarksagent.comhttp://www.ozarksagent.com          Listed by: Keller Williams Tri-Lakes (BSF) 417-336-4999 Our recent listings Custom home with view of Branson.Lakeview lots on Stormy Point in Branson!Lakeview lots on Stormy Point in Branson!Lake home with privacy and access.Home for the…
  • 128 Fieldstone Drive, Hollister, MO 65672

    Steve Mattison, Vietnam Veteran, ABR, e-Pro, MO Welcome Home Cert (Keller Williams Tri-Lakes )
    4 Dec 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Branson Creek Villas Duplex for sale. OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescriptionNeighborhood $154,900 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Partial BathroomInterior: 1,627 sqft Location 128 Fieldstone Dr.Hollister, MO 65672USA Steve Mattison ABR e-Pro Keller Williams Tri-lakes(417) 336-4999steve@ozarksagent.comhttp://www.ozarksagent.com          Listed by: Keller Williams Tri-Lakes (BSF) 417-336-4999 Our recent listings Branson Creek Villas Duplex for sale.One level ranch home on ONE ACRE!Working cattle ranch by Table Rock LakeLakeview lots on Stormy Point in…
  • Branson MO Real Estate Trends for November 2014

    Steve Mattison, Vietnam Veteran, ABR, e-Pro, MO Welcome Home Cert (Keller Williams Tri-Lakes )
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:52 pm
    We may have an early cold spell but things warm up pretty quickly around here too.   Our local market had a cooling spell but looks to be warming back up in spite of the weather forecast. Market Area: 65616 Listing Price $210,190 Listing Price Trend + 0.01% Sold Price $165,410 Sold Price Trend + 0.39% Just a fraction of what's happening!  Buying or selling a home involves many factors. Stay on top of current community trends by viewing these listing and sale prices, demographics, school performance, area comparisons, and more. Of course, you can always call or email for help understanding…
 
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    Inman

  • New document management system launches with big client

    Matt Carter
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:35 pm
    Real Estate Digital has signed HER Realtors as the first user of its new “agent-centric” paperless document management system, rDocs. RED says rDocs allows brokers to pick and choose the features they need, including electronic forms, documents and eSignature, within ...
  • Placester powering real estate search for Cox newspapers

    Teke Wiggin
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Real estate website provider Placester has partnered with Cox Media Group to power the digital real estate sections for eight of its properties, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Austin American-Statesman and the Palm Beach Post. Placester says its listing search platform adds new features to ...
  • Trulia launches collaborative search feature

    Paul Hagey
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:22 pm
    A new collaborative home search feature from Trulia allows homebuyers and renters to create Pinterest-like “boards” of homes they find on the portal that they can keep track of and share with friends, family and their agent. When consumers who are logged into their Trulia ...
  • How to think like a startup: Watch the video

    Inman
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:50 am
    Alexis Ohanian is not only the co-founder and executive chairman of reddit, he’s an investor in more than 60 companies and Y Combinator’s “Ambassador to the East.” Here, Ohanian shares insights gleaned from his experiences as an entrepreneur and investor, ...
  • 4 tips to prepare for busy spring sales season

    Jason Turner
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Many sellers feel that the spring market is the best time to place their home on the market, as buyer demand traditionally increases in the springtime. And with interest rates projected to be a full percentage point higher by the end of 2015, buyers are going to be anxious to get under contract as soon as the weather breaks ...
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    New at craigmische.com

  • Lakes and Family

    Craig Mische
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:24 am
    Last fall I reserved a small home in Hermosa Beach, California for a break from winter in March and I am writing this blog post with a view of the Pacific and the sound of the waves crashing. Being a real estate broker and not having a guaranteed income, it is hard to take time away from Alexandria but historically this is the time of year when showing activity is slower for lake homes so I felt a little more comfortable in being in a different time zone. I also have great partners at Counselor Realty that will step in for me if needed. And with the Internet, I am still working. My location…
  • About Lake Le Homme Dieu

    Craig Mische
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:44 am
    North End of Lake Le Homme Dieu I recorded this video of the north end of Lake Le Homme Dieu in October of 2014 with a starting point at a friend’s cottage on County Road 120. Along with County Road 120, other popular street addresses of in demand real estate at Lake Le Homme Dieu include Government Point, Bay Lane, South Le Homme Dieu Drive, Tolena Road and Crestwood Drive. At the northwest end of Lake Le Homme Dieu is a channel to Lake Carlos. Right next to it is a public beach named Rotary Beach. At the opposite corner of the lake is another channel and public beach. The…
  • Fishing and SoundCloud

    Craig Mische
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:08 pm
    If you enjoying fishing the lakes of Alexandria, I have learned of a fishing report that may be helpful to you. It is on SoundCloud (if you don’t have an account, sign-up, it is free) provided by a local fisherman named Joe Scegura. Joe has beeb quite busy and currently has 39 reports dating back to July 1st, 2014. Follow Joe and you will never miss one of his reports. About SoundCloud: SoundCloud is the world’s leading social sound platform where anyone can create sounds and share them everywhere. Recording and uploading sounds to SoundCloud lets people easily share them privately…
  • Best Buy on The Chain of Lakes?

    Craig Mische
    16 Feb 2015 | 8:22 am
    Right now there is a Lake Carlos home for sale at Blakes by the Lakes that I think is the best buy not only on the Chain of Lakes but of all the lakes in Douglas County. There are other good buys as well but at $189,500, this home stands out. During the past 36 months, closed lake home sales with frontage or shared frontage on Carlos, Darling, Geneva, Le Homme Dieu and Victoria had a median sale price of $345,000. Of the 119 sales, only 7 had a sale price under $200,000. Blakes has a well run association and enjoys a rich history and a prime location at the south end of Lake Carlos, the…
  • Can You Name The Lake?

    Craig Mische
    9 Feb 2015 | 8:36 am
    A Monday morning photo quiz for you. See if you can identify this lake in Douglas County. The aerial photo was taken and provided by Vern Whitten Photography of Fargo, North Dakota. If you are interested in aerial photos of our lakes you can find Vern’s work at a few stores in Alexandria or you can buy directly from him. A few years ago I bought fifteen and had them framed for display at my office. People love looking them. Use the comment feature below to take a guess. A clue, albeit a small one, is that it is one of the lakes listed on the ‘Lake Homes‘ page of this site.
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    Developments

  • Retail Landlords Are the Least Optimistic

    Max Taves
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:13 am
    Investors in retail buildings are the least optimistic commercial property owners.
  • David Geffen Sells Malibu Beach Inn for Nearly $80 Million

    Craig Karmin
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:12 am
    Hollywood studio mogul David Geffen has sold the Malibu Beach Inn at a price of about $1.7 million per room, the highest valuation by this measure for any California hotel.
  • Silicon Desert? Developer Bets on Scottsdale as a Tech Hub

    Eliot Brown
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:52 am
    With a handful of tech firms already establishing outposts in the Phoenix suburb, Los Angeles-based Stockdale Capital is planning a 250,000 square foot office building in the city’s downtown given what it sees as strong demand from other tech companies.
  • Office Demand Exceeding New Supply

    Max Taves
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:46 am
    The rate of business expansion is far outpacing the rate of new office building development, according to a new report from CBRE Group Inc.
  • Analysts Assess Possible Cushman & Wakefield Sale

    Peter Grant
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:26 am
    Analysts have good news and bad news for real estate services giant Cushman & Wakefield Inc. in the wake of the news earlier this week that its parent company, Italian investment giant Exor SpA, was putting it up for sale.
 
 
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    What's New on HUDclips

  • Housing Notice 2015-02

    2 Mar 2015 | 6:17 am
    Announcement of Availability of Notice on Required Actions for Multifamily Housing Projects Receiving Failing Scores From HUD's Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC)
  • Federal Register Notice FR-5822-N-01

    2 Mar 2015 | 6:16 am
    Announcement of Availability of Notice on Required Actions for Multifamily Housing Projects Receiving Failing Scores From HUD's Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC)
  • Form HUD-96010

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:40 am
    eLOGIC Model
  • HOPE VI Forms

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:35 am
    HUD-50080-URP LOCCS/VRS HOPE VI Program Payment Voucher HUD-52774 HOPE VI Relocation Plan HUD-52780 HOPE VI Demolition Grant Limitations Worksheet HUD-52785 HOPE VI Revitalization Resident Training and Public Meeting Certification HUD-52787 HOPE VI Revitalization Project Readiness Certification HUD-52790 HOPE VI Demolition Application Checklist HUD-52797 HOPE VI Revitalization Leverage Resources HUD-52799 TDC/Grant Limitations Worksheet HUD-52800 HOPE VI Revitalization Application Checklist HUD-52825-A HOPE VI Budget HUD-52861 HOPE VI Main Street Application Data Sheet HUD-53001-A Actual HOPE…
  • PIH Notice 2015-03

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:33 am
    Implementation of the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2015 Funding Provisions for the Housing Choice Voucher Program
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    Real Estate Broker Market News- IQ Real Estate

  • Free Real Estate Marketing

    3 Mar 2015 | 9:04 pm
    Get quality referrals and leads. Post Flash Property Listings (up to 10 photos per listing, no limits). Upgrade to Photo / Premium Broker / Agent Listing for free. If you are a 4-Star Agent or Broker, you should check IQRealEstate.com out. Over 900,000 agents listed. We are by far the Fastest Growing Directory online. Over 300,000 pages indexed in search engines. Be IQ Smart.
  • Toronto Real Estate Board demands brokers halt online sales stats

    3 Mar 2015 | 9:04 pm
    It's about to get tougher to sleuth out how much homes are selling for in Toronto. This week, three real estate brokers are cutting off customers' online access to recent final home sales prices - coveted information that can help buyers and sellers gauge a property's worth. The trio are the latest to give in to a threat made by the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) to stop doling out home sales ...
  • Man accused of molesting 10-year-old girl in lift

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:04 pm
    A real estate broker, who allegedly molested a 10-year-old girl inside a lift by making her touch him, has been charged with molestation, in the Court of First Instance on Monday. The 27-year-old Syrian is believed to have taken advantage of the fact that he was alone with the girl in the lift on December 5 last year to molest her.
  • Briefs: Lake Stevens' Williams Real Estate adds agent

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:04 pm
    Published: Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 12:01 a.m. Everett native Chris Bacoka of Arlington has joined Williams Real Estate of Lake Stevens. Bacoka has been a real estate broker for 30 years, with a background in office management, insurance and banking.
  • Briefs: Lake Stevens' Williams Real Estate adds agent

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:04 pm
    Published: Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 12:01 a.m. Everett native Chris Bacoka of Arlington has joined Williams Real Estate of Lake Stevens. Bacoka has been a real estate broker for 30 years, with a background in office management, insurance and banking.
 
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  • Free Real Estate Marketing

    3 Mar 2015 | 9:04 pm
    Get quality referrals and leads. Post Flash Property Listings (up to 10 photos per listing, no limits). Upgrade to Photo / Premium Agent Listing for free. If you are a 4-Star Agent or Broker, you should check IQRealEstate.com out. Over 900,000 agents listed. We are by far the Fastest Growing Directory online. Over 300,000 pages indexed in search engines. Be IQ Smart.
  • Real estate scam suspect indicted

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:04 pm
    A local man has been indicted for posing as a real estate agent, but not before police say he stole tens of thousands of dollars.
  • CENTURY 21 Agent Alex Palmer Ranks #1 in the World

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:04 pm
    Alex Palmer of CENTURY 21 Lloydminster Realty was ranked the #1 agent worldwide in the CENTURY 21® System based on sales units in 2014 by Century 21 Real Estate LLC. Palmer also ranked #1 Individual by ...
  • Victim in house-showing killing was Haitian soldier

    28 Feb 2015 | 9:04 pm
    A man shot to death while being shown a house by a real estate agent has been identified as Kenol Jean, 51, of Pompano Beach.
  • Victim in house-showing killing was Haitian soldier

    28 Feb 2015 | 9:04 pm
    A man shot to death while being shown a house by a real estate agent has been identified as Kenol Jean, 51, of Pompano Beach.
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    Business Insider

  • British government sells stake in Eurostar

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:43 pm
    London (AFP) - The British government has reached an agreement to sell its entire stake in the Eurostar train service between London, Brussels and Paris, the treasury said in a statement on Wednesday.The stake is to be sold for a total of £757.1 million ($1.2 billion, 1 billion euros), part of a push to raise £20 billion in privatisation sales to reduce Britain's debt.Canadian institutional fund manager Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec (CDPQ) and Britain-based fund Hermes Infrastructure have agreed to purchase the government's 40 percent stake for £585.1 million ($900 million, 804…
  • Afghanistan face Australia test as Pakistan aim to press on

    Julian Guyer
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:27 pm
    Sydney (AFP) - Afghanistan are set for their biggest challenge of the World Cup so far when they play Australia in Perth on Wednesday, while Pakistan go in search of their second win of the tournament against UAE.The pace and bounce of the WACA pitch in Perth has proved the undoing of many a visiting batsman but Afghanistan will go into the match on the back of a win in their previous Pool A clash, a thrilling one-wicket success over fellow non-Test side Scotland.But whichever combination of fast bowlers Australia field will represent a major step-up in class for Afghanistan's batsmen,…
  • John Doerr: The two women who complained about harassment at Kleiner had an 'explosion' outside my office

    Sam Colt
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:26 pm
    Testifying on Tuesday in Ellen Pao's discrimination suit against Kleiner Perkins, partner John Doerr said Pao and Trae Vassallo, another former partner, "had an explosion" outside his office. Pao and Vassallo made complaints of discrimination and gender harassment, respectively, while at Kleiner. Doerr said he couldn't hear what the argument was about, but asked Pao to write him a "confidential" letter outlining her grievances with Vassallo. Pao alleged she couldn't depend on Vassallo to perform tasks she signed up for and had to ask repeatedly to get things done. Pao also accused Vassallo of…
  • Why big game companies are suddenly giving away their secret sauce

    Matt Weinberger
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:21 pm
    At this week's Game Developers Conference 2015 in San Francisco, a strange thing's been happening: Three of the biggest video game technology companies in the world just announced that they were giving away their game engines -- the secret sauce that powers theirs' and their licensees' games -- totally for free.  The move comes as competition to be the platform of choice for developers to build blockbuster video games, students to build cool projects, movie directors to build virtual worlds, and scientists to perform computer experiments. The engine is what runs behind the scenes,…
  • A controversial low-cost eBike has now raised over $3.8 million on Indiegogo

    Julie Bort
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:45 pm
    An controversial electric bike which raised $3.2 million in 11 days by billing itself as the world's most affordable eBike, is still going so strong on crowdfunding site Indiegogo that the company will extend its fund-raising for another 30 days, it announced on Tuesday. Sondors Electric bike has raised $3.8 million so far. This is despite the controversy surrounding the bike where critics have claimed that it can't be sold for the original low advertised price. The campaign originally made it sound like the bike would sell for under $600. But Sondors clarified that only people who got in on…
 
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    Inman

  • New document management system launches with big client

    Matt Carter
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:35 pm
    Real Estate Digital has signed HER Realtors as the first user of its new “agent-centric” paperless document management system, rDocs. RED says rDocs allows brokers to pick and choose the features they need, including electronic forms, documents and eSignature, within ...
  • Placester powering real estate search for Cox newspapers

    Teke Wiggin
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Real estate website provider Placester has partnered with Cox Media Group to power the digital real estate sections for eight of its properties, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Austin American-Statesman and the Palm Beach Post. Placester says its listing search platform adds new features to ...
  • Trulia launches collaborative search feature

    Paul Hagey
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:22 pm
    A new collaborative home search feature from Trulia allows homebuyers and renters to create Pinterest-like “boards” of homes they find on the portal that they can keep track of and share with friends, family and their agent. When consumers who are logged into their Trulia ...
  • How to think like a startup: Watch the video

    Inman
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:50 am
    Alexis Ohanian is not only the co-founder and executive chairman of reddit, he’s an investor in more than 60 companies and Y Combinator’s “Ambassador to the East.” Here, Ohanian shares insights gleaned from his experiences as an entrepreneur and investor, ...
  • 4 tips to prepare for busy spring sales season

    Jason Turner
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Many sellers feel that the spring market is the best time to place their home on the market, as buyer demand traditionally increases in the springtime. And with interest rates projected to be a full percentage point higher by the end of 2015, buyers are going to be anxious to get under contract as soon as the weather breaks ...
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  • Here’s how much mortgage servicing Altisource Residential is offloading

    3 Mar 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Last month, HousingWire reported that Altisource Residential agreed to separate mortgage servicing contracts with two vendors, Fay Servicing and BSI Financial Services. What wasn’t known at the time was just how much servicing Altisource would be transferring, but a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission reveals the size of the contracts.
  • Accenture LOS update brings lenders closer to online mortgages

    3 Mar 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Accenture introduced the latest update to its loan origination system, Loan Fulfillment Center, by Accenture Mortgage Cadence, helping lenders in the industry get closer to an entirely web-based mortgage process.
  • Fidelity increases stake in LandCastle Title

    3 Mar 2015 | 1:34 pm
    It turns out that $19 million wasn’t enough to cover the shortages in the escrow accounts of LandCastle Title. Fidelity National Financial disclosed that it funneled an additional $3 million to LandCastle in the fourth quarter, and acquired an additional 5% stake in LandCastle, bringing its total bailout to $22 million.
  • House Committee grills Cordray on QM, mortgage regulations

    3 Mar 2015 | 1:33 pm
    CFPB Director Richard Cordray made his semi-annual appearance before Congress, and it was everything you think it would be. Here's the story.
  • Own a town where "The Walking Dead" was filmed for $680,000

    3 Mar 2015 | 1:03 pm
    The definition of a diehard fan is reaching a whole new level, even beyond the grave, with this new real estate listing. A large portion of a town in Georgia, which was used as a location during Season 3 of AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” is listed for sale.
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    Developments

  • Retail Landlords Are the Least Optimistic

    Max Taves
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:13 am
    Investors in retail buildings are the least optimistic commercial property owners.
  • David Geffen Sells Malibu Beach Inn for Nearly $80 Million

    Craig Karmin
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:12 am
    Hollywood studio mogul David Geffen has sold the Malibu Beach Inn at a price of about $1.7 million per room, the highest valuation by this measure for any California hotel.
  • Silicon Desert? Developer Bets on Scottsdale as a Tech Hub

    Eliot Brown
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:52 am
    With a handful of tech firms already establishing outposts in the Phoenix suburb, Los Angeles-based Stockdale Capital is planning a 250,000 square foot office building in the city’s downtown given what it sees as strong demand from other tech companies.
  • Office Demand Exceeding New Supply

    Max Taves
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:46 am
    The rate of business expansion is far outpacing the rate of new office building development, according to a new report from CBRE Group Inc.
  • Analysts Assess Possible Cushman & Wakefield Sale

    Peter Grant
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:26 am
    Analysts have good news and bad news for real estate services giant Cushman & Wakefield Inc. in the wake of the news earlier this week that its parent company, Italian investment giant Exor SpA, was putting it up for sale.
 
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    The Housing Chronicles Blog

  • BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 3/3/15

    3 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 3/3/15 on the Web.In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:January pending home sales rose to highest level in 18 monthsFourth quarter 2014 GDP grew at 2.2 percent in second estimateConsumer sentiment fell in February due to severe weatherChicago Business Barometer plunged in February likely due to harsh winter and West Coast port strikeConstruction spending dipped slightly in January but still up 1.8 percent year over yearWant to advertise in the newsletter and reach over 130,000…
  • Relaxed credit standards and job growth bringing back the retail and first-time home buyer?

    2 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Last December, I wrote about a slow but steady housing rebound that seemed to suggest an even stronger 2015, and this is certainly still the case.  However, more updated economic information from the fourth quarter of 2014 and the first part of 2015 seem to point to a different type of animal:  Look for 2015 to be the year that we see the continued return of the retail buyer, and especially the first-time home buyer. During the depths of the Great Recession, perhaps the single most important saving grace which led us out of the crisis were investors who realized that the crash in…
  • Santa Monica-based start-up company offers home plans for sale

    2 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Recently, a guy named Ramtin Ghaneeian reached out to me to tell me about a company he and his brother launched last November called LotPlans.  Based in Santa Monica -- the base of today's burgeoning "Silicon Coast" -- the Ghaneeian brothers launched their Web-based e-commerce service out of frustration when doing their own real estate deals and looking for custom home plans that were affordable and practical.Although there are certainly other Web sites out there which offer ready-to-go plans for custom homes, LotPlans hopes to carve their own niche through a more detailed vetting…
  • BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 2/27/15

    27 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 2/27/15 on the Web.In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:FHFA House Price Index up 1.4 percent in fourth quarter of 2014 and 4.9 percent year-over-yearCPI fell 0.7 percent in January; down by 0.1 percent over previous 12 monthsDurable goods orders rose in January for first time in three monthsInitial unemployment claims rise by 31,000 in latest reportMortgage applications fall 3.5 percent in latest survey as rates rise slightlyWant to advertise in the newsletter and reach over 130,000…
  • BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 2/26/15

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 2/26/15 on the Web.In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:January new home supply rose to highest level since 2010; sales up 5.3 percent year over yearCase Shiller:  Home prices grew at twice the inflation rate in 2014Consumer Confidence Index declines in February but still at pre-recession levelsWant to advertise in the newsletter and reach over 130,000 readers? Contact National Sales Manager Nick Cosan at nkosan@penpubinc.com.www.metrointel.com
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    News-to-Use from Region VIII Office of Multifamily Housing

  • OLHCHH Webinar on Successfully Adopting a Smoke-Free Housing Policy

    19 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    On behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH), you are cordially invited to attend an informative webinar: How to Successfully Adopt a Smoke-Free Policy in Public and Multifamily Housing Thursday, March 5, 2015, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST.
  • 2015 Annual Adjustment Factors Announced

    12 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    On February 9, 2015, a Notice of the Revised Contract Rent Annual Adjustment Factors (AAFs) for 2015 was published. The AAFs are used to adjust the contract rents on the anniversary date of the assistance contract for some multifamily projects. The AAFs are effective February 9, 2015. A copy of the Federal Register containing the revised AAFs. The HUDUSER website has been updated to include the revised AAFs.
  • REMINDER: New Passbook Savings Rate Effective February 1, 2015

    29 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Housing Notice 2014-15 Passbook Savings Rate Effective February 1, 2015 and Establishing Future Passbook Savings Rates has been posted to HUDCLIPS. As the title suggests, this notice establishes a new Passbook Savings Rate of 0.06% effective February 1, 2015 which supersedes the rate published in paragraph 5-7.F of HUD Handbook 4350.3, REV-1. The notice also provides explanation for how future Passbook Savings Rates will be adjusted.
  • 30-Day Extension of TRACS 202.d Conversion Date

    29 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    A 30-day extension to the TRACS 202.d Conversion Date has been posted under the "What’s New" section of the TRACS website. The release is titled TRACS 202d Release Implementation Schedule.
  • Housing Notice on Waiting List Administration Published

    8 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Housing Notice 2014-16 Waiting List Administration has been posted to HUDCLIPS. This notice provides additional options for owners in their waiting list administration to further ensure fair housing compliance and provides guidance on the administration of waiting lists for Multifamily Housing properties. Topics include opening the waiting list, placing applicants on the waiting list, and outreach.
 
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    NHC Open House Blog

  • Getting to yes: April Solutions convening to tackle the perennial problem of NIMBY

    3 Mar 2015 | 12:39 pm
    by Chris Estes, National Housing ConferenceOne of the most important decisions we made for 2015 was to turn our annual Solutions conference into a series of shorter, topic-specific convenings to be held in different locations throughout the year.  Our first Solutions convening of 2015 will be Solutions for Housing Communications: Building Acceptance for Affordable Housing. It will be held at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel in Seattle, Wash., April 7-8.We all know that despite the improvements in design, maintenance and operations, gaining community acceptance for affordable housing remains…
  • Framing housing for a new Congress

    2 Mar 2015 | 12:39 pm
    by Ethan Handelman, National Housing ConferenceWhat we're buildingThe 2015 Congress has many new faces and the Senate has a new leadership, many of whom don’t see affordable housing as a natural issue for their constituency. To make the case for housing to these new leaders, we can’t lead with need. We should frame housing in terms that connect with their core values while also forthrightly challenging false narratives about housing. Housing affordability is an issue that can play well to both sides of the aisle if we make our case effectively.Most of us as affordable housing advocates…
  • Appropriations subcommittee hearing on HUD budget highlights challenge of austerity

    26 Feb 2015 | 1:14 pm
    by Rebekah King, National Housing Conference Yesterday, the House Appropriations subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development held its first hearing on the HUD budget. HUD Secretary Julian Castro shared major points from the President’s FY2016 budget request before taking questions from committee members. Questions were primarily thoughtful and constructive, trying to understand how certain HUD programs work. The most significant comments in the hearing came from the chairman and ranking member in their opening statements. Subcommittee Chairman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla)…
  • EAH Housing breaks ground on affordable development for homeless veterans

    26 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    News from NHC's family of membersby Radiah Shabazz, National Housing ConferenceLast month, NHC member EAH Housing and Core Affordable Housinghosted a groundbreaking ceremony for Willow Housing, an $18 million community for homeless veterans. The development is located on the Menlo Park campus of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and will provide veterans with affordable housing in close proximity to VA services provided on the Menlo Park and Palo Alto campuses. Willow Housing will feature approximately 43,000 square feet of interior footage that will house community amenities that meet…
  • Novogradac & Company accepting nominations for Community Development Individual Achievement Awards

    25 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    News from NHC's family of membersby Radiah Shabazz, National Housing ConferenceNovogradac & Company is currently accepting nominations for its inaugural Community Development Individual Achievement Awards. The awards were created to recognize those who demonstrate substantial dedication to the advancement of community envelopment, policy and legislative priorities. Winners will have made a significant impact in the community development field and will be honored on June 11. The Community Development Individual Achievement Awards join several other Novogradac awards programs that recognize…
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  • These Verizon Ads Are All About Real Estate—and We’re Obsessed

    Rachel Stults
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:36 pm
    We live, breathe, and eat real estate over here. So when real estate shows up as the central theme in a national advertising campaign, we’re the kind of people who take notice and geek out about it in our morning meetings. That’s what happened this past weekend when we took a 16-hour break to watch some of our favorite shows and noticed the latest Verizon Wireless commercials. If you haven’t seen them yet, the campaign, titled “Flipside Stories,” features humorous point-counterpoint narratives of people whose lives have been affected by having—or not having—a cellphone…
  • ‘Real Housewives’ Star Shannon Beador Slashes Price Again on Her O.C. Mansion

    Claudine Zap
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:35 pm
    As if the drama of dealing with her fellow housewives wasn’t enough, “Real Housewives of Orange County” star Shannon Beador is also having a bit of real estate drama. While she injected some life into Season 9 of the Bravo franchise, she hasn’t been able to drum up any interest for her luxury home in swanky Newport Coast, CA. The fan favorite and her husband, David Beador, relisted their home last month with a half-million-dollar price cut from its listing last year with agent John Cain. It remains to be seen if a buyer will jump on the discount, given that the asking…
  • Stop Us If You’ve Heard This One: Home Prices Are Up

    Chrystal Caruthers
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:51 pm
    We probably sound like a broken record at this point, but: Home prices are up! They rose 5.7% from January 2014 to January 2015, according to a new study. According to the CoreLogic Home Price Index, which has tracked how tens of thousands of homes have sold and resold over the past 30 years, New York (+5.6%), Wyoming (+8.3%), Texas (+8.3%), and Colorado (+9.1%) all set new highs in the index. The HPI covers 7,267 ZIP codes (60% of total U.S. population) and 1,282 counties (85% of total U.S. population) in all 50 states and Washington, DC, and includes all sales types, including distressed…
  • The Reading Room: Buy a Frank Gehry Guesthouse. Or a Zombie Town? Or Both?

    Realtor.com Team
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Credit: Mark Brown, University of St. Thomas A Frank Gehry–designed guesthouse is going on the auction block. It’s in Minnesota, but since land is not included, you’ll have to cart it away. [Curbed] Yesterday, we learned that Hell is for sale. Today, it’s a zombie town—at least, one featured on “The Walking Dead.” [Thrillist] The New York City Fire Department is using a software application to forecast which buildings are at higher risk of having a fire. [Smithsonian] A poll looks at the relationship between substandard housing and poor health among…
  • All We Ever Wanted Is to Live in One of These 10 Vacation Homes

    Erik Gunther
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Barron’s just unpacked its annual review of the top cities in the country for a second home, and we learned two important things: 1) We really, really, really want to live in Hawaii. 2) Buyers are in such a rush to acquire second homes that they might be making these posh markets overheat. Well, until that bubble bursts (or doesn’t!), we’re going to fantasize—by looking at what’s currently for sale in each of Barron’s top 10 cities. For each city, we picked a home priced close to the median sale price for $1 million-plus homes in that locale. If you find…
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    Web Real Estate Tools

  • Agent safety featured on ABC’s 20/20

    Peter Toner
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:15 pm
    The revered Barbara Corcoran was recently featured on 20/20 - - in the Feb 13th edition of the program, dedicated to real estate – the segment is now available to non cable subscribers over on ABC.go.com for the next week or two. San Antonio real estate agent Janice Tisdale was interviewed... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Verify Photo ID now in beta trials!

    Peter Toner
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:23 pm
    After many late hours of coding/ testing then coding testing again, we have finally released our new safety app Verify Photo ID for testing. Verifying the ID of a strange prospect BEFORE you meet allows the agent to know much more about them and control the situation. Many real estate agents market... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Realtor safety app

    Peter Toner
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:47 am
    The real estate safety mobile app we are building .. … is now close to being ready for beta trial.  There are a some last minute coding issues but we are now pretty close. Why it’s needed. Unfortunately, criminal incidents involving real estate agents are usually not widely reported in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Appalled, but working on a solution

    Peter Toner
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:07 pm
    It’s been longer than usual between posts. For the past few months I’ve been busy, really busy, planning to create useful mobile apps for real estate agents. Then 3 weeks the unthinkable happened … … again. Beverly Clark went missing. The real estate community paused hoping... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Marketing real estate a century ago – a history lesson

    Peter Toner
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:53 pm
    The recent digitization of regional newspapers in the UK … has created a searchable database of regional daily and weekly newspapers, including the classified advertisements. My grandfather Hugh Toner had a thriving business as a Liverpool Auctioneer. A quick search of his name brought up... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Miami Beach Real Estate Blog

  • Trump Palace Penthouse 5304 | Sunny Isles Beach | Just Sold by Ashton Coleman

    Ashton Coleman
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:55 am
    Trump Palace Penthouse 5304 | Sunny Isles Beach | Just Sold by Ashton Coleman Sunny Isles Beach Luxury Oceanfront Condo | Amazing Lifestyle. Endless Miami Views. Expansive sea vistas provide the backdrop for an enclave designed for a rich, sophisticated lifestyle. This development has emerged as one of South Florida’s most sought-after addresses and is reserved for those with uncompromising taste and requirements. An answer to the demand for the ultimate expression of luxury lifestyle. This unique Miami penthouse condo residence includes over 2,900 SF with 12′ vaulted ceilings, a…
  • Coconut Grove Arts Festival 2015

    Ashton Coleman
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Coconut Grove Arts Festival 2015 The Coconut Grove Arts Festival® is a “Celebration of the Arts” across all disciplines, inspiring one’s imagination for visual, culinary and performing arts. This three-day event brings the most talented and creative artists from all over the world to Coconut Grove. The quality of the participating artists contributes to the Festival’s continual recognition as one of the most prestigious fine arts exhibitions in the nation. Its commitment to celebrating the arts 365 days of the year confirms the Festival’s growing recognition as a central cultural…
  • Just Listed | 5424 Alton Road (SFH) Miami Beach | by Ashton Coleman

    Ashton Coleman
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:01 am
    Just Listed | 5424 Alton Road (SFH) Miami Beach | by Ashton Coleman Historic detail with modern conveniences. This home has as much style as the owners who have spent so many years customizing with love. Ivy spans this home’s exterior while bougainvillea and other native plants add so much character to this beautiful home. Optional 3rd bedroom +office, living, laundry & formal dining rooms off from kitchen. Bonus structure used as storage or with renovation, a guest suite. Spacious balconies overlook the tropical grounds with pool area offering palms, fountains & floral…
  • Just Listed | Ocean Village Lanai 102 Key Biscayne | by Ashton Coleman

    Ashton Coleman
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:20 am
    Just Listed | Ocean Village Lanai 102 Key Biscayne | by Ashton Coleman Enjoy a lifestyle of tranquility & privacy within a tropical paradise found on the island community of Key Biscayne. Walk to everything with the white sandy beaches, restaurants and more just steps a way. Ocean Village offers 2 pools, gym, parking, gated security and more. The 10 acres of grounds are meticulously cared for with water features and lush landscaping within the community. Lanai 102 features detailed renovations including $25,000 in upgrades from kitchen, baths, wood & marble floors, impact glass…
  • The 1031 Exchange | A Miami Investors Tax Deferred Weapon of Choice

    Ashton Coleman
    13 Jan 2015 | 4:07 pm
    The 1031 Exchange | A Miami Investors Tax Deferred Weapon of Choice The average capital gains tax across all states is 28.7 percent. Were you aware of the 1031 Exchange to defer taxes on your profit when you sell? If not, read on for the most effective loophole in netting you more and increasing your real estate portfolio faster! Welcome to the 1031 exchange program. This is a known loophole by savvy investors who use it over & over to keep their profits to themselves. Provided a property has not been personally used, such as a principal residence or second home, it should qualify…
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    Real Estate Investing Blog

  • How to Create Profits in Today’s Seller’s Market

    David Campbell
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    The feedback I get from investors across the country is that we are in a seller’s market.  Prices are up.  Inventory is low.  Properties in the hottest markets are selling over asking price with multiple offers.  Investors are paying “more than they want to” just to get a deal done.  The ratio between rents and purchase price is favoring sellers and squeezing investor buyers out of the market. Another way to describe this trend is that CAP rates are decreasing, or “compressing”. We are approaching a delicate part of the market cycle where the flood of inexperienced investors is…
  • Routine Repairs vs. Capital Expenditures (CapEx)

    Marco Santarelli
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    For some residential investors, capital expenditure terminology — CapEx for short — is unfamiliar.  Capital expenditure reserves are common in the commercial real estate sector but lesser known in the residential real estate space. Read the rest of Routine Repairs vs. Capital Expenditures (CapEx) » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2015 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate Investments. Your Premier Source for Turnkey Investment Property.
  • How to Hire the Best Property Manager

    B2RFinance
    4 Feb 2015 | 3:17 am
    Hiring the right property manager is important for protecting your investment and achieving reduced vacancy time and maximized income. A good property manager will bring high quality tenants to your rental investment properties.  They will have a strong screening process and stay on top of maintenance issues.  He or she will generally make your life easier by using technology to run an efficient operation and reach a large audience of potential tenants. How does a real estate investor go about finding a good property manager? Read the rest of How to Hire the Best Property Manager »…
  • US Rents Rising

    Marco Santarelli
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:16 pm
    US home rental prices continued to climb at a modest pace in December, but rapidly escalating costs in cities such as San Francisco and Denver suggest that renters are facing more financial pressure. Prices rose 3.3% in December compared with 1 year ago, according to real estate data from Zillow. Although the rise is less than recent appreciation in home values, the surge in rental rates in several of the hottest markets indicates renters who aspire to buy homes face mounting financial challenges. Read the rest of US Rents Rising » For more articles like this, please visit our Real…
  • FlipNerd.com Interviews Marco Santarelli  [Video]

    Marco Santarelli
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:21 pm
    I was honored to be invited as a guest on the FlipNerd Real Estate Investing podcast show with host Mike Hambright.  (You can listen to the episode below.) Mike has a great podcast with lots of interesting guests, ideas and tips.  I had a lot of fun being on the show.  It is a “must listen” podcast for new and seasoned real estate investors. On the show we discussed in some detail each of my 10 Rules of Successful Real Estate Investing.  We also covered a few other topics as we went off on tangents.  Be sure to listen to the show. Read the rest of FlipNerd.com Interviews…
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    Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate News

  • Virtual Showings versus Physical Showings...

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates)
    28 Feb 2015 | 11:59 pm
    Virtual Showings are all the clicks and views and forwards we can tract online. Physical Showing is actual foot traffic that cross the sellers threshold to take a look at the home in person. Real estate agents with systems in place can tract this information and help the seller decide how best to proceed with marketing their home For Sale. In today's online world, consumers can view homes For Sale on all the major portals, such as Zillow, Realtor dot com, Homesnap, Redfin, Truila, Mobile Apps and so on. In the old days twenty years ago. Listing agents had to  rely on  the sign in the front…
  • Here we go again Multiple Offer Situations in Woodbirdge Virginia.

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates)
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:22 pm
    For the entire month of February 2015, my twin sister Patty Blackwelder the Exclusive Buyers Agent for the Twins Selling Real Estate has been house hunting with a first time buyer who was searching for a home under four hundred thousand dollars. When he first started with her, he had his heart set on buying a single family home. Something that had been renovated and was up to today's standards. You know the drill, granite counters, hardwood floors, stainless appliances, high ceilings and a two car garage. Buying a home is adventure. As well as a learning process and a moving target, What kept…
  • From cramped townhouse to dream home in Forty Five days!

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates)
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:07 am
    It was a Sunday Morning in January that Patty Blackwelder and myself went to meet a couple who had dreams of selling their cramped townhouse that they had outgrown many years ago. Walking in, it was very evident they had no room. Fixing it up while living in it was virtually impossible.  When we sat down with them, they had done their homework. They learned they could qualify for a larger home, and they had enough money to purchase it. The only thing is their were paralyzed with the fear of owning two homes. Two sets of utility bills, two mortgages and they knew they did not want to rent. So…
  • Veteran Buyer Buys Waterfront Home for $528.00 out of pocket!

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates)
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:52 am
    Today's post is about a home buyer who had his VA Eligibilty available to purchase a home. We met him between Christmas and New Years at an Open House here in Lake Ridge Virginia. Back then he was in the "Just Looking" phase visiting Open Houses throughout the area in the hopes of finding what he was looking for. Unfortunately the home he came to see (a water-view townhouse) SOLD out from under him, but he really liked how Patty and I knew a lot about VA Loans and he felt comfortable enough to hire us to help him attain his goal. His goal. He had his heart set on a waterfront home. This…
  • Should a Home Seller "Test The Market?"

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates)
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:04 am
    When  you call me to talk about selling your Lake Ridge or Woodbridge Virginia home, I first take a look at the condition. Just know prior to my arrival I have done a lot of research. Even though I know the market well. I want to double check what homes have recently sold ( we call this the historical information) then I look at the Active Listings, as well as the Under Contract Information and the Withdrawal information. Terms: Historical Information - comparable sales of similar homes over the past three to six months nearby Active Information- these are homes that are currently FOR SALE…
 
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    Taunya Fagan Bozeman Real Estate Blog: SW Montana Homes: MLS Listings

  • Find All Bozeman Real Estate MLS Zones

    Taunya Fagan, Montana Real Estate: Bozeman Luxury Real Estate: (PureWest Properties, Christie's Bozeman Real Estate)
    22 Feb 2015 | 5:55 am
    Have you ever wondered, what are the boundaries of each of the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) zones, i.e., maps for indicating the areas for Bozeman Montana Real Estate Listings?  Need the Bozeman Real Estate MLS Map Link? View Other Bozeman Homes For Sale Taunya Fagan Christie's PureWest Bozeman Luxury Homes, giving you the advantage... 406.579.9683 - 1612 W. Main Street, Bozeman, Montana 59715
  • 1071 Brookdale Drive Bozeman Real Estate Taunya Fagan

    Taunya Fagan, Montana Real Estate: Bozeman Luxury Real Estate: (PureWest Properties, Christie's Bozeman Real Estate)
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:19 am
    SOLD! - Taunya Fagan Bozeman Luxury Real Estate SOLD! - Exceptional quality and fine finishes in this 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, Bozeman home with office. Private setting backing to trails/farmland in sought after Alder Creek Subdivision. One of the nicest Bozeman homes for sale in Alder Creek, this modern farm house has a beautiful vaulted kitchen with significant marble topped island, stainless steel appliances, wine fridge. Living area is open and airy with reclaimed sliding barn door, wood burning stove and deck access. Luxury master suite with deck access to hot tub, marble tiled…
  • Bozeman Montana Ranches - 1300 Acres For Sale

    Taunya Fagan, Montana Real Estate: Bozeman Luxury Real Estate: (PureWest Properties, Christie's Bozeman Real Estate)
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:58 am
    Seven Ranges Bozeman Montana Ranches Unique Montana Ranch Properties One of Montana's most extraordinary ranch properties is located near Bozeman, MT. Choose from among six parcels, some nestled against Montana's Gallatin Range, and all situated  in a private, gorgeous little valley surrounded by 7 Mountain Ranges and spectacular, 360 degree views of Montana's Gallatin Valley. Be a part of these 1300, private and gated Montana acres. You'll find your dream spot to call home within 7 Ranges Ranch, Gallatin Gateway Montana. Excellent soils for your Montana farming and ranching ventures,…
  • Improving Marginalized Urban Waterways - Bozeman Creek Project

    Taunya Fagan, Montana Real Estate: Bozeman Luxury Real Estate: (PureWest Properties, Christie's Bozeman Real Estate)
    23 Mar 2012 | 3:49 am
    The Bozeman Creek Committee was recently established to address the future of Bozeman Creek (aka Sourdough Creek). Bozeman, Montana and Boulder, Colorado are often compared: both have a major university, a plethora of outdoor enthusiasits, a high standard of living, and a creek, but up until recently, unlike Boulder which began Boulder Creek improvements more than 30 years ago and now showcases it as a model for inner-city/downtown waterways, Bozeman, MT simply sent its creek underground as it approached downtown, concealing and/or diverting its waters from view.In response, the Bozeman Creek…
  • Just Listed SW Montana Real Estate Properties Week 4 March 2012

    Taunya Fagan, Montana Real Estate: Bozeman Luxury Real Estate: (PureWest Properties, Christie's Bozeman Real Estate)
    20 Mar 2012 | 3:55 am
    Today's Southwest Montana Real Estate Properties For Sale. Taunya Fagan, Prudential Real Estate, offers you today's Montana listings from the Bozeman MT MLS: Mountain Property, Downtown Homes in Bozeman, Big Sky MT Land and Lots, Montana Cattle Ranches. Week 4, March 24, 2012 - Offering you the latest Bozeman real estate Listings today through Taunya Fagan Real Estate, giving you timely real estate information from Montana's MLS, covering Belgrade, Big Sky, Big Timber, Bozeman, Dillon, Ennis, Gallatin Gateway, Livingston, Manhattan, Three Forks, Virginia City, Whitehall, and all other SW…
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    KW Blog

  • So You Want to Be a Millionaire Real Estate Agent?

    Keller Williams Realty International
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Chip Parrish Just spend five minutes with Chip Parrish of the Denver Central (Colo.) market center and you will be inspired. Chip joined Keller Williams a little over a year ago and in his first full year he earned close to $500,000 GCI (a 72 percent increase over 2013). How did he do it? Chip says he has read Gary Keller’s The Millionaire Real Estate Agent (MREA) multiple times and continues to read it every day at lunch. Additionally, he is in his fourth session of BOLD in 13 months. But for Chip, his success goes beyond committing to the Keller Williams systems and models. It is also…
  • Hiring the Perfect Real Estate Assistant – One Who Stands Out in the Crowd

    Keller Williams Realty International
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Are you running your business or is your business running you? If you feel like your business is running you then it is time to get serious about implementing systems and hiring an assistant. But not just any assistant; one who stands out in the crowd. Hiring a real estate assistant can free up your time for the work you want to be doing—selling.Click To Tweet You Know You Need an Assistant But Don’t Know Where to Begin Hiring In the KW MAPS Group Coaching course The Perfect Real Estate Agent 101, coach Monica Reynolds provides agents with the tools to take their business from E to…
  • Opportunities in Commercial Real Estate in 2015

    Keller Williams Realty International
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:28 pm
    News coverage of the real estate market often focuses on residential properties. But there is a whole other world of opportunity that exists in commercial real estate that KW Commercial associates are tapping into. KW Commercial Associate Darrell NevinGreater Howard County (Md.) market center A look at the commercial market trends reveal that commercial real estate really woke up in 2014 and is on the path for acceleration in 2015. In 2015, KW Commercial associate Darrell Nevin of the Greater Howard County (Md.) market center will be keeping an eye on tenant representation. Nevin says that…
  • Plow Profits with KW Farm & Ranch

    Keller Williams Realty International
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:20 pm
    Farmland is an attractive asset for many reasons. Whether it is intended for residential development, operating a farm or ranch, or just because someone wants to have open space around their home, there is a lot of land to sell, and KW Farm & Ranch provides the tools to serve this unique market. Farm & Ranch members Gary Steele of the Austin Southwest (Texas) market center and Travis Bard of the Prescott (Ariz.) market center debunk two myths about buying and selling farm/ranchland. Travis Bard of the Prescott (Ariz.) market center The Truth About Farm and Ranch Myth : Farms and…
  • Following Talent with Mega Agent Expansion

    Keller Williams Realty International
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:27 pm
    In just two Years with Keller Williams, David Hoffman has expanded into three new markets. It is because of Mega Agent Expansion that David Hoffman of Huntersville, N.C., joined Keller Williams two years ago. He wanted to be part of a company where there were no limits and no barriers to success. Last year, David opened his first two expansion offices, and before the first month of 2015 even came to an end, he had already expanded into a new market in South Carolina and had 15 clients and eight agents waiting and ready to work with him. Mega Agent Expansion is allowing David to help agents…
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    The Real Deal New York

  • Behold, the top 10 real estate players on Forbes’ billionaires list

    Tess Hofmann
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    [Forbes] — Tess Hofmann
  • Court rules NYC landlords can’t seize rent-controlled units from bankrupt tenants

    Tess Hofmann
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse in Lower Manhattan In a boon to New York City tenants, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that rent-controlled apartments cannot be taken from bankrupt occupants. The decision makes official a November ruling by the New York State Court of Appeals. The court was asked to weigh in on the issue and ruled 5-2 that rent stabilization should be considered a form of public assistance that cannot be seized by a bankruptcy estate and sold off to a tenant’s creditors. The case concerned a bankrupt woman whose landlord offered to buy…
  • Town hires sales directors from Warburg, Macklowe

    EB
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    From left: Wendy Maitland, Karen Gastiaburo, Dorothy Sexton and Andrew Heiberger Town Residential hired two industry veterans from Warburg Realty and Macklowe Properties to lead its sales teams in the Financial District and on the East Side. Karen Gastiaburo, who opened Warburg’s Tribeca office in 2005 and was the sales director there, joined Town as the managing director of the Financial District office, the brokerage said. Macklowe alum Dorothy Sexton joined as a managing director based out of Town’s Fifth Avenue office, which is located at the Crown Building on 57th Street. Both will…
  • Related, GFI look to raise capital on Israeli stock exchange

    Rich Bockmann
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:33 pm
    From left: Stephen Ross, the Tel Aviv stock Exchange and Allan Gross Following the footsteps of Extell Development and Brookland Capital, the Related Companies and GFI Capital Resources Group are the latest U.S. firms to tap the Israeli bond markets as a source of capital. The two development firms, helmed by Stephen Ross and Allen Gross, respectively, issued draft prospectuses last month seeking to raise a sum estimated to be more than $200 million on the Tel Aviv stock exchange, Israel Real Estate News first reported. While Related’s prospectus did not reveal a dollar figure, the…
  • JD Carlisle pays $102M for NoMad development site

    Claire Moses
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:03 pm
    15 East 30th Street and J.D. Carlisle President Evan Stein (inset) UPDATED, 5:05 p.m., Mar 3: J.D. Carlisle Development bought a site at East 30th Street and Madison Avenue where it is planning to build a 53-story residential building for $102 million, according to property records filed with the city today. Carlisle is reportedly planning to build a 370,000-square-foot, block-through tower that will hold 188 units at 15 East 30th Street. The developer filed plans for the project last fall. Longtime owner Rabina Properties, a Scarsdale-based developer and management company, is the seller. A…
 
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    Northern Virginia Real Estate Blog

  • 750 S Dickerson St #407 Arlington VA 22204 – Listed by The Belt Team

    thebeltteam
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:10 am
    The Belt Team has just listed 750 S Dickerson St #407 Arlington VA 22204. FANTASTIC INVESTOR OPPORTUNITY! Price and more info about 750 S Dickerson St #407 in Arlington Great investor opportunity at Columbia Knolls Condominums! Unit 407 is an estate sale. It conveys “as is” and needs “pretty much everything” (except perhaps appliances, which are fairly new). Among the positives: spacious rooms and pleasing floor plan – largest 1 BR plan, & in the best location in the building. This unit is on the top floor, on the quiet “non parking lot” side, with beautiful views to trees…
  • 118 Tapawingo Rd SW Vienna VA – New Home Listed by The Belt Team Open Sunday March 1st

    thebeltteam
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:47 am
    Wait until you see inside this new custom home at 118 Tapawingo Rd SW. You’ve driven by a million times. Now you can see it! Open Sunday, March 1st 1PM to 4PM Price, info and LOTS of photos of 118 Tapawingo Rd SW Vienna Call Kevin Kleifges & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 to schedule a showing. Search All New Homes in Vienna Vienna Homes For Sale $1,250,000 – $1,500,000 Vienna Homes For Sale $1,500,000 – $1,750,000 Free Instant Online Home Valuation – What Is My Home Worth? Vienna Real Estate Stats “Life In Vienna” Blog Here’s a sneak peek of 118 Tapawingo…
  • 1301 Stone Meadow Way Vienna VA 22182 – Listed by The Belt Team

    thebeltteam
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:43 am
    1301 Stone Meadow Way Vienna VA 22182 has just been listed by The Belt Team. And it’s open this Sunday, March 2nd from 1 to 4PM! Here’s a sneak peek! Price, details and LOTS more photos of 1301 Stone Meadow Way Welcome to 1301 Stone Meadow Way in Vienna and a beautiful, open layout, colonial home with main level guest/in-law/au pair suite & total quality renovation sited on a half acre lot in a fabulous Vienna location…mere minutes from all the amenities of Tysons Corner, Town of Vienna, Reston Town Center, great schools and easy access to major commuting routes…just…
  • 42857 Sandhurst Ct Broadlands VA 20148 – Listed by The Belt Team

    thebeltteam
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:44 am
    42857 Sandhurst Ct Broadlands 20148 – has just been listed by The Belt Team! Price, details and LOTS of photos of 42857 Sandhurst Ct in Broadlands Stunning, light-filled Van Metre Faulkner model home on a fabulous lot in Southern Walk. Amazing attention to detail with fine architectural finishes and many builder upgrades, including beautiful wide crown molding, chair rail & box molding, 2-story foyer, tray ceilings, spacious eat-in kitchen open to a sunroom with walls of windows, a main level study (can also be used as a bedroom) AND office, master retreat with spacious sitting…
  • 12703 Autumn Crest Dr Oak Hill 20171 Listed by The Belt Team (703) 242-3975

    thebeltteam
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:23 pm
    The Belt Team has just listed 12703 Autumn Crest Dr Oak Hill 20171 and it’s a beauty! Price, details & LOTS of photos of 12703 Autumn Crest Dr Welcome to this stunning colonial situated in a wonderful neighborhood on a lot backing to a wooded preserve. Excellent location for schools (Oakton High School!), commuters and many amenities! 3 finished levels of living space with fine architectural finishes including gorgeous hardwood floors, elegant molding and trim, tray ceiling, 2-story foyer & family room, updated kitchen with breakfast area, sun room addition, 2 fireplaces, main…
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    Corporate Real Estate

  • Location Strategy for US-Based Office Operations

    CRE Editors
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:36 am
    This paper from Cushman & Wakefield, first published in the Corporate Real Estate Journal, examines the best practice approach for selecting the optimal location for new or relocating business... Please click on the link to read complete commentary. Thank you!
  • Relationship Acceleration vs Technology

    CRE Editors
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:16 am
    Author Keith Ferrazzi discusses the nature of relationship acceleration in a digital age. Amazon.com Widgets Please click on the link to read complete commentary. Thank you!
  • Expectations & Market Realities in Real Estate 2015 | Deloitte Report

    CRE Editors
    21 Feb 2015 | 5:45 pm
    Deloitte’s latest report, assembled by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), Deloitte, RERC LLC, and Situs (RERC’s parent company), examines current levels of economic growth, job... Please click on the link to read complete commentary. Thank you!
  • City Momentum Index (CMI) | JLL Report Download

    CRE Editors
    11 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    JLL has published their second annual City Momentum Index (CMI), which tracks the speed of change of a city's economic base and its commercial real estate market. Please click on the link to read complete commentary. Thank you!
  • National Office Sector Q4 2014 | Savills Studley Report Download

    CRE Editors
    4 Feb 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Savills Studley has released it's 4Q 2014 review and 2015 look ahead. Please click on the link to read complete commentary. Thank you!
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    Ensor Realtors

  • Homes Now Selling in Tessera on Lake Travis!

    Joseph Ensor
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:36 pm
    While I was on my way to The Hollows today, I saw a few signs about a new community in Lago Vista called Tessera on Lake Travis.  I decided to go take a look and see what this community was all about.  The weather was overcast today, but here is what the community looked like on a ...
  • We Just Listed 101 W Spring Dr, West Lake Hills, TX 78746!

    Matthew Morgan
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:52 pm
    Matthew Morgan just listed a charming cottage style house at 101 W Spring Drive, West Lake Hills, TX 78746. Located off of Westlake Drive, this 3 bedroom / 2 bathroom home has all of the comforts of home with the convenience of being less than 8 miles from downtown Austin. The home features a large lot, ...
  • 5 Reasons to Buy a Home in Austin’s Lakewood Neighborhood

    Cynthia Spencer
    17 Feb 2015 | 5:15 pm
    When I first started my home search, I was living in South Austin. I had recently experienced a drastic change in my personal life situation and was starting over. I took a new job in Northwest Austin, and after a few weeks commuting I began considering moving to closer to work.  When I mentioned this ...
  • Want to Buy an Older Home in Central Austin? Read This First!

    Joseph Ensor
    16 Feb 2015 | 3:17 pm
    Over the years, we have helped clients buy and sell homes in the Central Austin neighborhoods of Crestview, Brentwood, Allandale, Northwest Hills and Balcones Hills. These neighborhoods are RED HOT right now for Austin real estate, but there are some potential issues that you need to be aware of if you are considering a purchase or a ...
  • We SOLD 6010 Shoal Creek Blvd, Austin TX 78757!

    Joseph Ensor
    8 Nov 2014 | 8:13 am
    Shannon & I just listed SOLD a beautiful home for sale at 6010 Shoal Creek Blvd, Austin TX 78757. Located in central Austin’s coveted Allandale neighborhood, this 2,152 square foot home has 3 spacious bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and a very rare 3-car garage! This home is located on a huge corner lot (that measures almost a ...
 
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    THE TENANT ADVISOR

  • Top Posts for February

    CoyDavidson
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:36 am
    In case you missed them, below are links to the most popular posts from The Tenant Advisor in February 2015: 2015 Medical Office Outlook Report Colliers International today announced the results of its 2015 Medical Office Outlook Report, which points to the trend of “retailization” of healthcare as a key driver behind increased demand for […]
  • This Week in Healthcare Real Estate

    CoyDavidson
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Healthcare Real Estate News from Across the Web New Hospital Buildings Define Future Of Health Care Across the country, the health care industry is pouring billions of dollars into new hospitals and medical centers. And the new hospitals of today are very different than the ones they’re replacing… NPR Houston Healthcare Real Estate Trends Everything […]
  • This Week in the Economy

    CoyDavidson
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:17 pm
    Lackluster Week for Stock All three major stock indexes were mostly flat for the week. The Dow lost 0.04% for the week and the S&P retreated 0.27%. The tech heavy Nasdaq was up 0.15% for the week. Below are links to the top economic stories of the week for the United States, Texas and Houston Economy: Final February […]
  • This Week’s Recommended Reading

    CoyDavidson
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    5 Articles to Read this Weekend Tomorrow’s Workspace: The Future Is Now In a post from earlier this year, I offered a number of 2015 predictions for commercial real estate. Let’s take a look at the first: Craig Robinson, President | USA, noted: “A new model is emerging that recognizes place over space. The ability […]
  • Houston CRE Market Reports

    CoyDavidson
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:10 am
    Houston | Q4 2014 | Commercial Real Estate Research Houston Office Market » Houston’s office market posted 2.2M SF of positive net absorption in Q4 2014, bringing the year-end total to 6.8M SF. Over 2.1M SF of new inventory delivered during Q4, bringing 2014 year-end delivered inventory to over 6.6M SF. ExxonMobil began moving into […]
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    Learn Real Estate Investing | Lifestyles Unlimited

  • (March 03, 2015) The Del Walmsley Radio Show: The Benefits of A Cyclical Economy To Real Estate Investing

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:42 pm
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/ac23e31c9f1fec20e46e729fffd6d13580662145/LURadio030315.mp3 There is quite the upside to having investments that make you money in 5 different ways and that is flexibility. In fact, “buy & hold” real estate investing is so flexible that when running into a recession, one of the best plans of action is to simply hold onto your investments. Sounds easy enough right? Indeed it is. This LU podcast is so chock-full of educational tidbits that you will no longer be asking how to dodge the cyclical waves of the…
  • Dr. Dotzour Presents on Real Estate & The Economy At Lifestyles Unlimited

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:20 pm
    With investments that can and do perform well in both the up and down market, forward economic thinking can do only one thing; make those investments better. But, that thinking doesn’t have to be yours to do alone. Lifestyles Unlimited Inc. would like to once again welcome Dr. Mark G. Dotzour, Chief Economist and Director of Research at The Texas A&M University Real Estate Center, as he presents about the economy and its direct/indirect relationship to your investments in real estate. What follows will be an introduction to this accomplished macroeconomist, as well as a preview of this…
  • (March 02, 2015) Del Walmsley: Embracing The Financial Elephant In The Room

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:33 am
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/49957f6fcff96e101b716874f5a6ee3f019aa445/LURadio0302152.mp3 Let us paint a picture for you. It’s been a long day and a lot of hard work has been successfully completed. You and your significant other help each other to put together a well cooked meal – teamwork has definitely carried the day. Then, all of a sudden, an unmistakable, jovial energy flows into the room with a new conversation about your finances… yes, your finances. For many of our members, financial stability is still a big topic in the room,…
  • (March 02, 2015) The Del Walmsley Radio Show: Leveraging Your Financial Timeline

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:08 am
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/21580df495b64bf1820e2a43e067b1a4ea570602/LURadio030215.mp3 If it’s been a while since you sat down with your significant other or a close friend/family member to talk about your finances and what they’ve done for you in the past few years, maybe it’s time you had that conversation again. If in this conversation, you weigh all of your income (both passive and not) against all of your expenses and it doesn’t seem like you’re making much, don’t sugarcoat the truth, you aren’t making that…
  • (February 27, 2015) The Del Walmsley Radio Show: Beware of The Condo Craze

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/ace30b8459a188b5f9d0e57d59cd8b3bb459af9c/LURadio022715.mp3 According to a recent article brought up by Del Walmsley on this show, condominiums are poised to make a comeback in 2015. But, as Del describes, condos are the last developments to be made in any market and they are the first investments to lose money in any recession. So, on this podcast, Del attempts to find an understanding of why this craze even exists in the first place, but more importantly, he begs this important question to all of his listeners: why would you…
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    Your Home in Calgary - the Calgary Real Estate Market

  • Website update March 5-10

    Monika Furtado
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:34 pm
    The Calgary Real Estate Board is migrating the base systems that run our MLS system on March 10. As such I will be updating all the searches and details on this website over the coming days so you continue to receive all the details you need. Should you encounter any issues please contact me at monika@monikafurtado.com. Cheers.
  • Calgary Real Estate Market Update March 3 2015

    Monika Furtado
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:36 am
    The official sales numbers were posted by CREB this morning and it is not surprising to see the current trend continue from last month. Though, I must say, there has been a noticeable increase in activity in the latter part of February.  Official sales are down 35% from the same time last year with a significant rise in inventory.     The rate of new listings is coming down so we will see if the initial surge was based on those wanting to list ahead of a possible downturn.  With many people forecasting and commenting on a myriad of future paths I won't contribute to the…
  • Development around Canada Olympic Park (COP) and the Trans-Canada Corridor

    Monika Furtado
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:52 pm
    In the coming years the lands around Canada Olympic Park (Paskapoo Slopes) and the Trans-Canada Corridor are going to change dramatically.    First, transportation improvements are huge. By the summary of 2017 the Bowfort Rd NW Interchange should be complete. By 2020 or 2021 the final portion of the ring road connecting the west side of the city should also be at or near completion.   We are going to need the transportation improvements if all of the proposed developments go forward. On the north side of the TransCanada proposals include the proposed community of Haskayne which…
  • How to buy the most rentable property. Tips for investors.

    Monika Furtado
    17 Feb 2015 | 11:47 am
    The Calgary rental market vacancy rate remains very low. Even with a slight increase in the fall of 2014, it is hard to find housing and rental rates remain high.   Given the environment, investors see opportunity. But what's the best purchase to ensure long term growth and income? The safest best is the property that will always rent so chose wisely and consider the following:   1. Location Every city has preferred neighbourhoods and zones. The rental market is usually the first stop for newcomers to our city so choosing neighbourhoods that are safe, have great access to…
  • What is a 'subject-to-sale' offer?

    Monika Furtado
    5 Feb 2015 | 2:13 pm
    A 'Subject to Sale' Condition on an offer is one often utilized by those that already own a home but want to move to another property.   When you already own a home you generally have two options:1. Buy first and sell later. This requires you to secure financing to own properties in the event your current home is not sold before you take possession of your new home.2. Sell first and then buy. This requires confidence knowing you will find a home in that timeframe or that you have a plan B to live elsewhere if that takes a bit longer.   But in a balanced or buyer's market we add a…
 
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    Property Management Software

  • SparkRent has no contact number: Who to call?

    Property Management Software
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:19 pm
      Whom to call? Nearly everyone in the real estate industry has become aware of the recent shutdown of SparkRent’s services. While the discontinuation has created many problems for landlords and tenants that have been using it for quite a while, one more problem has started troubling them; and this problem is none other than the support problem. Although the support problem has always been present with the SparkRent, the recent shutdown with this support inactiveness has landed the users in a more vulnerable and harassing situation. Some of the reviews from SiteJabber will throw a…
  • SimplifyEm Pay Rent and SparkRent Compared

    Property Management Software
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:50 pm
      SimplifyEm Pay Rent and SparkRent Compared When it comes to managing rental properties in USA, the right services and technology is what can help you ease your burden. As a landlord or a property manager, you have got many responsibilities at your hand; and collecting rent is one of them. Whether you are looking for a way to electronically collect your rents or remind your tenants of due date, the convenience associated with improved rent collection technology can ideally transform the way you deal with your tenants and rental payments. SparkRent ShutDown Following the discussion on…
  • SparkRent support no longer active: Who to contact?

    Property Management Software
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:29 pm
      SimplifyEm Pay Rent Support Everyone of you might be aware of the recent shutdown of SparkRent’s services. While this discontinuation has already left many landlords and tenants perplexed, one more problem has started hounding them; and this problem is none other than the support inactiveness. SparkRent has not just shutdown its services, it has also deactivated its support. This is actually quite disappointing from the customer point of view. While they are already dealing with a task to find an alternative solution, now they don’t even have a support to revert to their queries.
  • WilliamPaid v/s SimplifyEm Pay Rent

    Property Management Software
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:16 pm
      WilliamPaid v/s SimplifyEm Pay Rent WilliamPaid, one of the famous rent payment services that allow fund transfer by credit card, is going to discontinue its services with effect from 5th Mar, 2015. As a result, many of the landlords and property managers have started wondering as to what to do next now. As they were using its services for quite a long time, they had become comfortable with it; but the latest news has truly freaked them out. One of the posts from Bigger Pockets: “Just got an email from Williampaid.  “We regret to inform you that after 5 years, WilliamPaid will…
  • WilliamPaid Reviews: Was it even worth taking up?

    Property Management Software
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:54 pm
      WilliamPaid Review The news of popular rent collection service, WilliamPaid, getting shutdown has gone all viral now. The company has dispatched a shocking mail for the same to its customers and has posted the near discontinuation on its website’s landing page. This has left many of its customers, the landlords and property managers, wondering as to what to do now. While many of these users were using WilliamPaid for quite a long time, many others recently started using it and the news has come as quite a disappointment. But the question is: Was the service even worth taking up? Was…
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    30A Luxury Homes

  • Defining “Luxury” with 30A Luxury Homes

    Joy
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:39 am
    Defining “Luxury” with 30A Luxury Homes There can be a number of words that can cross your mind when trying to define “luxury” but one look at 30A luxury homes would make you understand what that means without having to think of a single word. These homes are a visual treat. It’ll make you wonder how much more beautiful these homes would look inside. How these homes appear on the outside could be an indication of why they are called luxury homes but there is more to just the physical appearance of a house that makes it a true luxury. Top Quality There are various communities found…
  • Top 5 Reasons Why They Own 30A Luxury Homes

    Joy
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:35 am
    Top 5 Reasons Why They Own 30A Luxury Homes Life by the beach is a dream come true with 30A luxury homes. Those who have pursued their dream house here constantly enjoy the beauty of the Gulf coast. Florida is not only a top destination for tourists, but among the top targets of future home owners who want to invest in the best properties as well. The search for your dream home is a fun and exciting experience. Home owners today know what this means. Find out why home owners fell in love with these homes in this top 5 list. Resort-like atmosphere Feel like you’re always on a vacation by…
  • Ways to Maintain 3 Different Finishes in Your 30A Luxury Home

    Joy
    16 Feb 2015 | 9:56 am
    Ways to Maintain 3 Different Finishes in Your 30A Luxury Home One of the best secrets to keeping the value and appeal of your 30A luxury home for sale is to keep its finishes well maintained. This may sound easy if you have a regular home and sounds expensive when you own a high-end house. But worry no more. We’ve listed the most common finishes used by luxury homes, together with the best material and techniques to use to keep them in top shape. Check out our comprehensive list below: Glass We all know that there are a number of hot new 30A luxury homes which use glass doors and walls for…
  • Family Fun at the Seaside Half Marathon

    Joy
    9 Feb 2015 | 10:12 am
    Family Fun at the Seaside Half Marathon If you love running and worthy causes, and you live in the homes along 30A then head on to Seaside on Feb. 27, 2015 for the Seaside Half Marathon from 7:00AM-2:00PM. Whether you’re a runner, volunteer, sponsor, or guest for the weekend, your participation in the Seaside Half Marathon will be helping the students at Seaside Neighborhood School and the Seacoast Collegiate High School to have elective classes in gardening, music, art, technology, dance, an award winning robotics program. The Seaside Half Marathon is also a great way for 30A luxury…
  • Celebrating Valentine’s Day Along 30A

    Joy
    4 Feb 2015 | 8:48 am
    Celebrating Valentine’s Day Along 30A Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. If you are looking for ways to make it special, here are some events happening near your 30A luxury home that you can enjoy with your special someone: Feb. 14, 2015 – 26th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival – 12pm to 4pm Enjoy some of the best gumbo in South Walton County, from all types of restaurants, along the Gulf Coast at the annual Gumbo Festival. There will be live music and children’s activities during the event, so you can bring the whole family along and enjoy Valentine’s Day together!
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    REJournals.com

  • Darwin finds several solutions for TA Associates in O’ Hare submarket

    Staff Writer
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:44 pm
    3501 Mt. Prospect Road Darwin Realty & Development Corporation has recently completed 393,000 square feet of transactions on behalf of client TA Associates including one of the largest industrial leases in 2014 in the O’Hare submarket. Two leases that closed in late 2014 bring 3501 Mt. Prospect Road in Franklin Park, Illinois, to 100 percent leased. Darwin Principal Richard G. Daly, SIOR, and Director of Brokerage Services Adam M. Haefner represented TA Associates in both transactions. The building is on 14.5 acres near the future Irving Park Road overpass and features 11,285 square…
  • Entre leads DuPage acquisition for business expansion

    Staff Writer
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:11 pm
    727 Larch Elmhurst Entre Commercial Realty LLC announced that John Gazzola & Mike Gazzola of Entre Commercial Realty represented Jimenus, LLC in the acquisition of 727 Larch Avenue, Elmhurst, a 40,180-square-foot property on 1.8 acres, for more than $2 million. Jimenus is a distributor of steel rule dies, tools, jigs, boards and fixtures. The firm is using the space for warehouse/ manufacturing in response to an expansion in their business, which was located at 220 Gateway Drive, Bensenville. Located off of York Road along the Eisenhower Expressway, this eastern DuPage County location…
  • Gurnee Antique shop set to re-launch

    Staff Writer
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:06 pm
    5742 Northridge Drive A 24,000 SF retail building sold at 5742 Northridge Drive in Gurnee. The property was previously operating as Gurnee Antique Center and will be re-launched as Gurnee Antique Market. The building and business sold for $1,200,000. Dennis Arndt, Paul Cawthon, and Angelo Labriola of SVN | Chicago Commercial represented the seller in the transaction. “The business was owned and operated by a couple looking to relocate to Texas and we were able to procure a local investor motivated by the potential income and his antique-loving wife,” Cawthon said. “The new business is…
  • Avison Young adds Tim Henry as principal

    Staff Writer
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Tim Henry Danny Nikitas, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the company’s Chicago office, announced the strategic hiring of industry veteran Tim Henry as a principal in the firm’s Chicago office. He will provide retail advisory services to clients in the greater Chicago area, as well as lead Avison Young’s local retail effort and contribute to the firm’s global retail service platform. He was most recently Senior Vice-President and Chicago Market Leader with SRS Real Estate Partners. “Tim brings experience representing both tenants and landlords in…
  • Presidential Towers becomes Chicago’s largest smoke-free rental community

    Staff Writer
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:10 pm
    Presidential Towers Waterton Residential announced that Presidential Towers, its 2,346-unit apartment complex in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood, has completed its transition to a 100 percent smoke-free residential community, making it the largest rental property in Chicago to prohibit smoking in all residences and common areas. The announcement comes one year after Waterton added a non-smoking clause to all new leases at the community, a policy that last year earned Presidential Towers an award from the American Lung Association in Greater Chicago. The smoke-free initiative, part of a…
 
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    Reia of Macomb | Michigan Real Estate Investor Club

  • How To Build Your Real Estate Investing Power Team (pt 2)

    Dylan Tanaka
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:40 am
    Why Your Power Team is so Important Every successful company from Coca-Cola & McDonalds to Apple & Google all have one thing in common-the right person in each position.  The same absolutely holds true for your Michigan real estate investing business.  Having bought my first investment property a decade ago I know the pain that more »
  • How To Build Your Real Estate Investing Power Team (pt 1)

    Dylan Tanaka
    20 Feb 2015 | 5:13 am
      Who is on your Power Team? Not a question that you’re asked very often. How many deals have you done? How much private money do you have? How many units do you own? Those seem to be the questions most commonly asked questions between members at REIA of Macomb events. To be successful in more »
  • Two Ways To WholeSale Michigan Houses

    Dylan Tanaka
    24 Sep 2014 | 5:44 am
    Often times I hear real estate investors (typically new ones) say the want to wholesale, especially after attending a house flipping rally put on by a national speaker who’s looking to cash in on Boot Camp sales. Don’t get me wrong, I’m grateful for national speakers as we all have to get bitten by the more »
  • Why I Need a Licensed Real Estate Attorney

    Dylan Tanaka
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:11 am
    In today’s 100 mph paced business world it’s easy to make a mistake or encounter something that you haven’t before.  A lot of the time that question will have to be answered immediately…and not knowing how to answer that question can land you in hot water…legally.  So how do you make sure that you have more »
  • Millionaires See Real Estate as Top Investment for 2014

    Dylan Tanaka
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
      U.S. millionaires see real estate as the top alternative-asset class to own this year, according to Morgan Stanley. (MS) About 77 percent of investors with at least $1 million in assets own real estate, according to a survey released today by the New York-based investment bank’s wealth-management unit. Direct ownership of residential and commercial more »
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    PropertyManager.com

  • Property Managers Can Grow By Acquiring Their Competition

    Marc Courtenay
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:14 am
    Often in my articles I’ll comment on smart ways for property management companies to grow their existing businesses. Organic growth is the primary approach but not the only one. Another hot topic for property managers is how to stay one step ahead of the competition. With the assistance of the latest technologies you can save time, money, plus manage a larger operation. Property management software solutions are not difficult to use. Once your core competencies are developed you’re more likely to realize you can manage more properties successfully. That can open space in your daily…
  • Rental Households Are On The Rise

    Vanessa Naranjo
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:13 am
    Recent reports indicate a stark rise in rental households as compared to homeownership. Why? The renter demographic currently consists of millennials that are delaying homeownership due to affordability issues, or who are even reconsidering homeownership altogether. Axiometrics recently posted an article that details the rise in apartment living and explains why so many are opting to rent. Read the full article here
  • Prudent Property Managers Prepare for Flood of New Renters

    Marc Courtenay
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:15 am
    There’s an explosion of new renters in all major cities in the U.S. Yes, even in lower-density, relatively inexpensive cities like Dallas and Houston, a significant shift in the proportion of renters is unfolding. It appears the big rise in the number of renters is a delayed result of the housing bust which followed the boom years of 2003 through 2007. Once the bubble burst millions went back to renting. Millions of Americans are also experiencing slow income growth in addition to dwindling savings. Even though mortgage rates are at historically low levels many must rent because they…
  • New Tech Amenities Coming Soon!

    Vanessa Naranjo
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:11 am
    Millennials are hitting the rental market at a record breaking force, are you ready? Understanding what new renters seek while simultaineously maintaining current residents’ interest is necessary in order to gain a competitive edge. Trulia Pro Blog recently posted an article discussing 3 hot tech amenities that are sure to be a hit with prospects and residents alike. Click here to read the full article
  • The Dreaded Task

    Mary Girsch-Bock
    17 Feb 2015 | 8:28 am
    Of all of the tasks required of a property manager, what is the one task that most property managers dread? If you said evictions, you’re correct. While careful applicant screenings can help in reducing the number of evictions necessary, every property manager will eventually find themselves in a position to evict a resident. But are there alternatives to eviction? That depends on exactly why the resident is being threatened with eviction.  Issues such as criminal behavior are not negotiable, but what about your reliable resident; the one who has always paid their rent on time and has…
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    Select Property

  • Student property investment to soar in 2015

    Gareth Marshall
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:59 am
    Investment in the specialist property sector, which includes student property, is set to exceed £10 billion in 2015. Summary: Knight Frank is forecasting that investment in specialist property will exceed £10 billion in 2015 Student property is one type of asset in the specialist sector The performance of traditional assets, coupled with growing student numbers, has seen investors look to student property for more favourable returns Global property consultants Knight Frank are forecasting that UK investment in specialist property will exceed £10 billion in 2015. More investors are turning…
  • Mortgage approvals increase at start of 2015

    Gareth Marshall
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:58 am
    Mortgage approval rates grew in January, with the current favourable investment environment increasing activity in the property market. Summary: Latest Bank of England figures show that mortgage approval rates increased in January 2015 for the second consecutive month Mortgage approval rates numbered 60,786, higher than the number from December 2014 Mortgage lenders have also recently slashed rates for buy-to-let investors, with 100 more buy-to-let loans available than there were three months ago Mortgage approval rates hit a five-month high in January, according to the latest data from the…
  • UK rental rates up by 2.5% at start of 2015

    Gareth Marshall
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:10 am
    Latest figures show growth in residential investment returns, with nine out of 12 UK regions seeing month-on-month and year-on-year increases. Summary: Latest rental index figures show that rental rates for new residential tenancies increased by 2.5% in January 2015 Nine out of 12 regions of the UK have seen rates grow, including Scotland, the south-west, the north-west and Yorkshire The average UK rental rate now stands at £889 per month The residential rates for new tenancies in the UK increased by 2.5% during the first month of 2015, according to figures from the latest HomeLet rental…
  • Record low for cash Isa rates

    Gareth Marshall
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:50 am
    Average rates are currently at an all-time low of 1.02%, as people turn to the buy-to-let market to achieve more favourable returns on investment. Summary: Average rates on easy-access Isas have hit a record low of 1.02% Strong recent performance of bank and building societies mean they can afford to offer low rates Cash Isas are popular with savers and investors, but more are turning to the buy-to-let market to achieve better returns Figures from the Bank of England show that the average rate on easy-access cash Isas has fallen to 1.02%, a new record low. The rate is down by a third on the…
  • Manchester named UK’s second city for investment

    Gareth Marshall
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:36 am
    Experts attribute the strong interest from foreign investors and high graduate retention figures for the strong performance in the north-west city. Summary: For investment opportunities, experts at a recent property round-table hail Manchester as the UK’s second city Experts suggest that other cities in the UK cannot compete with Manchester’s cultural offering Manchester has the highest number of graduate retentions of any UK city Property and financial experts have claimed that Manchester is now the UK’s second city for investment. Speaking at the recent Insider Media Property…
 
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    Salt Spring Island Real Estate

  • March 2015, Market Analysis

    saltspringislandrealestate@gmail.com ( Li Read)
    1 Mar 2015 | 12:49 pm
    March 2015, Market Analysis – Salt Spring Island Yes, it’s true…real estate in the secondary home marketplaces, including on Salt Spring Island, continues to strengthen. Clicking into Place Ganges Harbour Our season for coastal discretionary regions runs from March Break to the Canadian Thanksgiving celebration in October. More outcomes to be reported on as activity goes forward…the season is just now clicking into place. Prices on Salt Spring have not yet stabilized, to date, but sales volume has increased. It may take until May to see the true pattern of…
  • February 2015, Market Analysis

    saltspringislandrealestate@gmail.com ( Li Read)
    1 Feb 2015 | 11:17 am
    February 2015, Market Analysis – Salt Spring Island Salt Spring Island The reminder from that savvy Ancient Greek, Heraclitus, that we never step in the same river water twice, is a thought to hold onto. As he noted, the only constant in life is change. 3-D printer, robotics revolution, driverless car…the word is out: humans need not apply. So, if the age of jobs is over, what next? Is the age of travel also over? Violence is found in all places. Going out to buy bread or meet a friend for coffee can result in death by violence…a politically motivated person can take events…
  • January 2015, Market Analysis

    saltspringislandrealestate@gmail.com ( Li Read)
    2 Jan 2015 | 9:42 am
    January 2014, Salt Spring Island Real Estate Welcome to these early days of the first month of a brand new year. Named after Janus, the Roman god who looked behind & ahead, at the same time, January straddles what has been & what will be, in real estate outcomes. Many indicators are out there that are predicting a strong transition from a down to an up market, in the secondary home marketplaces, & globally so. Salt Spring Island, the Gulf Islands, & Vancouver Island are often the tail of the dog in a market recovery. A recovery is never even-handed. Some places & some…
  • December 2014, Market Analysis

    saltspringislandrealestate@gmail.com ( Li Read)
    2 Dec 2014 | 6:57 am
    Salt Spring Island December 2014, Market Analysis Market Shift? Hmmm…. Is this the market moment where we trend into a real estate uptick in the secondary home marketplaces? What was that great rock song? Sign, sign, everywhere a sign, sign…. Signals of Change Hmmm…lots of signs that we are slowly gliding towards sellers conditions in discretionary regions, including on Salt Spring Island & on the Gulf Islands. The slow recovery for our coastal secondary home/discretionary regions began in late 2013. It started with entry level residential options…3 bed/2 bath…
  • November 2014, Market Analysis

    saltspringislandrealestate@gmail.com ( Li Read)
    2 Nov 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Seasonal Adjustments? Late Fall is usually the beginning of the “softer season” on Salt Spring & the Gulf Islands & on Vancouver Island. Although our Winter weather is more like a long late Fall or a prolonged early Spring, it is still considered our “off season”. This year, the so-called off season remains busy. Hmmm…. Salt Spring Island Tourism drives real estate sales in secondary home/recreational markets, & then all other businesses experience good outcomes. The engine of those positive results is a stellar visitor experience, & the…
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    rentBits Blog

  • The Phoenix Rental Market Is Hot, And It Is Expected To Stay Hot

    rentBits Team
    10 Feb 2015 | 8:55 am
    If you are thinking about making an investment in a rental property, you should take a look at the Phoenix rental market. The market in Phoenix is likely going to help you see a healthy return on your rental investment. Although, at one point, the market in Phoenix was hit hard by the housing market, [...]
  • The San Diego Rental Market: Drought Regulations that Landlords Must Follow

    rentBits Team
    3 Jan 2015 | 1:44 pm
    California is suffering its worst drought in years with three straight dry winters and heat that’s breaking all records. In response, the Board of Directors governing the San Diego County Water Authority has implemented mandatory water conservation as of November 1. The following are some of the regulations you must implement in the San Diego [...]
  • The Renaissance of the Atlanta Rental Market: Yall Enjoy the Charm

    rentBits Team
    3 Jan 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Atlanta is comprised of 132.4 square miles encompassing 242 neighborhoods in addition to 86 towns forming suburbs of Atlanta. That kind of area boggles the mind especially if you’re considering the Atlanta rental market. Atlanta has reinvented itself multiple times. It is presently in the midst of revamping old and previously abandoned properties into hip new [...]
  • What Makes the Denver Rental Market Hot?

    rentBits Team
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:46 am
    Many people are relocated to various cities when their company needs help in particular areas, they have family in those areas or they’re just ripe for a change and want to check out those areas. Colorado is famous for John Denver’s Rocky Mountain High, the Old West, gold mines and the cleanest air in [...]
  • Moving to a New City? Five Functional Tips to Finding a Suitable Apartment

    rentBits Team
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:08 pm
    You’ve had the opportunity to start an adventure, moving to a new city; it’s exciting and filled with intrigue and mystery. Your boxes are packed, you’ve cancelled your cable, and you’re ready to change you address, but wait! What will you be changing it to? Moving, while exciting, can be extremely stressful and overwhelming at [...]
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    San Fernando Valley Real Estate

  • Studio City on the cheap

    2 Mar 2015 | 12:17 pm
    Everybody thinks Studio City is really expensive.  Some of the homes are. Some of the stores and restaurants are.  But some aren’t, as well, and I’m here to tell you how to save your hard-earned pennies in our neighborhood.1.     You can eat relatively cheaply at Jinya Ramen, Cactus Tacqueria, Henry’s Tacos, Lemonade, Spitz, and more. The food at these places is delicious and cheap.  Okay, the first four don’t serve alcohol, but there’s…2.       $2 beers at Jinky’s ALL DAY! $3 for craft brews! Really, now you have…
  • Check out the real estate podcast that I guested on

    23 Feb 2015 | 10:01 am
    My guest podcast from Real Estate Radio Show is now available.  Click HERE for the link or visit RealEstateRadioShow.com.  I think the actual site's text about me tells even more than the podcast.  Thanks, Greg and Tracy!
  • Open Sunday, Feb. 15, from 1 to 4: 5248 Ventura Canyon Ave., Sherman Oaks - $779,000

    13 Feb 2015 | 3:26 pm
    Sherman Oaks has many interesting homes and this is one of them.  All of the public rooms have been redesigned in a mid-century style and feature gorgeous flooring, skylights, circular flow and lots of built-in panel cabinets.  The three bedrooms are spacious and one has a bonus room.  Plus, there's an inviting pool.  Please come visit Steve and me and check out this jewel on Sunday.  See 5248VenturaCanyon.com for more pictures.
  • New listing: 5248 Ventura Canyon Ave., Sherman Oaks. 3+3+bonus room+pool+mid-century touches for $779,000

    8 Feb 2015 | 6:57 pm
    This is 5248 Ventura Canyon and it's brand new on the market.  The home has particularly splendid mid-century touches like an entrance atrium, "hidden" wood-paneled storage cabinets, terrazzo tile, and a unique living room with a triangled wood ceiling. The storage panel cabinets connect each of the public rooms to one another with an easy flow. It also has 3 bedrooms, 3 updated baths, a bonus room attached to one bedroom, and a gorgeous pool.  The kitchen has been tastefully updated while still keeping the mid-century mood.  The family room/dining room has beautiful…
  • Open Sunday, 2/8, 1-4 pm: 5927 Wilkinson in Valley Village 91607

    7 Feb 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Check out this great 4 bedroom, 3 bath + den home in Valley Village for $725,000.  It will be open tomorrow from 1 to 4.  I'll be there along with Steve, the sargeant-at-arms.  Wilkinson is 2132 sf (feels bigger), with a fireplace, attached 2 car garage, sunny kitchen with large breakfast area, dining area, newer master suite, lots of closets, laundry room and two patio areas.  The green backyard has mature cypress trees for privacy.  This neighborhood is close to Whitsett and Oxnard, has many close-by mass transit options, and is also really close to houses of…
 
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    ReTechulous

  • Building The “Whats Mine Worth Funnel” with a Custom Thank You Vid (Strategy Session 2/25/15)

    Ryan
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:40 am
    Start - Quick word about long term results of just sending a weekly list. 1:10 - New Craigslist Training "Divert & Convert" Image 3:00 - Shameless Pitch, If you need a website, special promo code for "My Smart Blog" 5:00 - .10 cent clicks on a recent foreclosure list Facebook Ad 8:10 - Karen Donovan's awesome after opt "What's Mine Worth" video 13:00 - Building Out The "Whats Mine Worth" Funnel in Lead Barrel 22:30 - Embedding the video and final survey on last page 33:00 - Running The "Seller Ad" In Facebook
  • Retechulous Traffic Basics (2/24/15)

    Ryan
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:52 am
    Click here for the doc
  • Strategy Session 2/18/15

    Ryan
    19 Feb 2015 | 11:39 am
    Share the video Facebook Twitter Google+ Email Embed Copy and paste this HTML code into your webpage to embed. If trouble playing, click here to open in new window, or right click/"save as"
  • $13.04 Spent, 6 Leads, 2 With REAL Phone Numbers Who Want To Talk To An Agent / Mortgage Lender

    Ryan
    18 Feb 2015 | 11:13 am
    Here are the results from the test "Lease Purchase Video Course" funnel we launched a few days ago. We really like this funnel. It should work well for both agents and mortgage lenders, plus naturally attracts people who don't already own a home, but are thinking about the process. (Members, you can grab the "private share code" for this landing page from Phase 1 of "The Method")
  • Retechulous Basics 2/10/2015

    Ryan
    11 Feb 2015 | 11:53 am
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    NeilSchwartz.net

  • Are There Holes in Your Business?

    Neil Schwartz
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:52 pm
    While working “in” your business, sometimes you forget to work “on” your business. Watch now and ask yourself if you have all your bases covered or if you need to start plugging some holes.Related Posts:How Much Business Are You Losing?Sales Meeting 12-15-2014, Business is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Are You Holding Yourself Back ?

    Neil Schwartz
    22 Feb 2015 | 2:58 pm
    What goes on in your head says a lot about how far you will go. Watch now and learn why it’s important to change how you think.Related Posts:Are You Holding Yourself Back?Do You Have Self Discipline?Is Your Drive In Neutral?Becoming complacent?Want To Kick it Up a Notch? [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How Do You Feel About Yourself?

    Neil Schwartz
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:33 pm
    How you feel about yourself affects your self esteem and the growth of your business. Watch now and learn what steps you can take to increase your self esteem and your business at the same time.Related Posts:Sales Meeting 6-23-2014, The Relationship Between Self…Do You Want to be... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Can You Take Small Steps?

    Neil Schwartz
    11 Feb 2015 | 7:06 pm
    No matter how small, take the first step… and another… and another. Small steps accumulate into big achievements. Watch now and learn how important the small steps are.Related Posts:Do You Want Big Results?An Enemy Called AverageWhat would you do with the Money?Baby StepsSales Meeting... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Gmail Issues – Viewing Century 21 Masters Important E-mails

    Neil Schwartz
    10 Feb 2015 | 4:54 pm
    Having trouble distinguishing important Century 21 Masters e-mails from the rest? There’s a way to have important e-mails imported  into one easy to view place. Watch the video below for step by step directions. Additional Notes: If you want to continue using Tabs: Find the e-mail sender in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    findwell Blog

  • Should I be worried that a home may have lead paint?

    findwell
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Should I be worried that a home may have lead paint? findwell agent Matt Martel answers in this installment of Ask an Agent.   Q:Should I be worried that a home may have lead paint? If you think your home has lead paint in it, which is any home built prior to 1978, and you should probably just assume that there is some lead paint in there. The thing you need to be concerned about is peeling and flaking paint. It may have been painted several times since then at which point you don’t need to worry about it. What you really need to look out for is peeling, flaking, and layers of old…
  • Got Hazardous Waste?

    findwell
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    Preparing to sell your home or just doing some spring cleaning? If you’re like me, I recently cleaned out my garage and was left with a slew of “stuff” I knew I shouldn’t put in the garbage but didn’t quite know what to do with; various household cleaners, paint, batteries, tiki-torch oil, and garden chemicals. The Local Hazardous Waste Management Program of King County came to my rescue! This program works with residents and businesses throughout King County to reduce the use of, and exposure to, hazardous products and waste. It also helps to ensure the proper disposal of hazardous…
  • Do I need to sell my home before buying another one?

    findwell
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    Do I need to sell my home before buying another one? findwell agent Tamar Baber answers in this installment of Ask an Agent. Q: Do I need to sell my home before buying another one? Well, whether you need to sell your home in order to buy another home depends on a few different things. One of them is, can you purchase another home without selling your home – do you have the financial reserves to do that? If you can, then by all means you can go and purchase another home without selling your own. If you can’t do that and you need the proceeds from your home sale to purchase another…
  • How can I find a good mortgage lender?

    findwell
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    How can I find a good mortgage lender? findwell agent, Lauren GeRoy, answers in this installment of Ask an Agent.   Q: How can I find a good mortgage lender? The best place to look for a lender is to start looking locally. Local lenders will know the market that you’re looking in, they’re in the same time zone as you, and they probably have a good relationship with local brokers in the area. findwell has a great list of lenders on our website under our home resources tab that we’ve had great success with in the past and our clients have been very happy with.   Q: I found a…
  • I am struggling to buy a home. Should I just build my own?

    findwell
    21 Feb 2015 | 8:35 pm
    Frustrated by the low inventory of homes for sale? Tired of getting outbid by other buyers? Should you just find some land and build your own home? For the vast majority of home buyers, this is not the solution. Building a home requires a lot of time If you haven’t built a home before, you need to recognize the long, sometimes very long, time frames involved. Let’s start with a new construction home where you visit a new construction subdivision, pick a floor plan and existing lot and then order a home from the builder. About the fastest that you’ll get a home that…
 
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    NuWire Investor: RealEstateInvestment

  • Russian Elite Continue Investing In U.S. Real Estate

    3 Mar 2015 | 7:37 am
    The collapse of relations between the United States and Russia began well before separatists in Eastern Ukraine began firing Russian made (and allegedly Russian supplied) AK-47s. Ever since President Bush (41) and President Clinton claimed a US victory over the Soviet Union during the 1990s, and since...
  • Investors in Dubai Property Seeking Better Returns

    25 Feb 2015 | 6:58 am
    According to industry experts, those who hold investment's in the popular Dubai property sector are seeking better yields. The call for higher returns comes as the attitude towards property deals is under a number of economic influences including the strength of the US dollar, a falling oil price, and...
  • London Calling:Tips for Buying a Residence or Rental Property

    23 Feb 2015 | 6:33 am
    The capital city of London has been a magnet for overseas buyers in recent years and prices in some areas of this ever-popular world famous destination have responded accordingly to the surge in demand. Despite prices reaching eye-watering levels in some specific hotspots, there are definitely some...
  • Choosing the Best Property Asset for Generating Income

    20 Feb 2015 | 6:29 am
    Every investor has different goals, and this is particularly true in property which has two distinct streams of returns. Some investors are mostly interested in long-term appreciation through both rent and the much less liquid medium of capital growth. Others, however, invest in property for the regular...
  • Caribbean and Central American Property Forecasts Optimistic

    19 Feb 2015 | 6:31 am
    Forecasts suggest that Caribbean and Central American property sectors are likely to grow over the course of this year. Experts are claiming that more people will be drawn to these areas by increasing quality of life, strong value, and a relatively stable economic environment. London's 7th Heaven Properties...
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    Chicago Agent Magazine

  • Americans Stuck Worrying, Not Buying

    James McClister
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Americans Stuck Worrying, Not Buying was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. A new survey from The Pew Charitable Trusts provided insights into why Americans are... Americans Stuck Worrying, Not Buying was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine - For the well-informed real estate professional, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area.
  • Chicagoland Home Prices Post Moderate Increases in CoreLogic Price Index

    Peter Thomas Ricci
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:10 am
    Chicagoland Home Prices Post Moderate Increases in CoreLogic Price Index was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. The latest price index from CoreLogic covered home prices through January. Home prices in... Chicagoland Home Prices Post Moderate Increases in CoreLogic Price Index was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine - For the well-informed real estate professional, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area.
  • New Construction Wavers in January, But Long-Term Trends Highly Positive

    Peter Thomas Ricci
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:17 pm
    New Construction Wavers in January, But Long-Term Trends Highly Positive was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. January may have seemed like a disappointing month of construction, but a deeper look... New Construction Wavers in January, But Long-Term Trends Highly Positive was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine - For the well-informed real estate professional, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area.
  • Restoring A Classic

    Chicago Agent
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:44 am
    Restoring A Classic was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. 850 Lake Shore Drive blends historic charm with features and amenities coveted by today’s... Restoring A Classic was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine - For the well-informed real estate professional, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area.
  • The Short List: Brian Guzman’s Simple Strategies For Staying Alert and Committed to Your Business

    Chicago Agent
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    The Short List: Brian Guzman’s Simple Strategies For Staying Alert and Committed to Your Business was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Every week, we ask a real estate professional for their Short List, a collection of... The Short List: Brian Guzman’s Simple Strategies For Staying Alert and Committed to Your Business was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine - For the well-informed real estate professional, the leading source for news and perspective for…
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    The Edmonton Real Estate Blog

  • The Real Estate Market is Better Than You Think

    Sara MacLennan
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:34 pm
    The implications of tanking oil prices seem to be the only thing we’ve heard around here for months. “Slumping Sales,” “Housing Markets Hammered” and “Sales will Plunge” are just a few local headlines from the past week.  Well, when you really take a look at the numbers, instead of just a couple of year over […]
  • Weekly Market Update, Feb 27/15

    Sara MacLennan
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:06 am
    Here is our update on the Edmonton real estate market. (Previous week’s numbers are in brackets). For the past 7 days: New Listings: 409 (433, 476, 573) # Sales: 227 (184, 193, 164) Ratio: 56% (42%, 41%, 29%) # Price Changes: 220 (174, 204, 195) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 94 (103, 92, 232) Net loss/gain […]
  • Weekly Market Update, Feb 20/15

    Sara MacLennan
    20 Feb 2015 | 11:17 am
    Here is our update on the Edmonton real estate market. (Previous week’s numbers are in brackets). For the past 7 days: New Listings: 433 (476, 573, 447) # Sales: 184 (193, 164, 153) Ratio: 42% (41%, 29%, 34%) # Price Changes: 174 (204, 195, 181) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 103 (92, 232, 77) Net loss/gain […]
  • Liv REAL 3D: The Future of Shopping for Homes is Here

    Sara MacLennan
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:45 am
    We’re extremely excited to announce our newest innovation: Liv REAL 3D. You can now view 3D models of our listings on your mobile device or computer, and virtually walk through the homes. We are the first brokerage in the Edmonton area to be able to offer this technology on all of our listings, as we […]
  • Weekly Market Update, Feb 13/15

    Sara MacLennan
    13 Feb 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Here is our update on the Edmonton real estate market. (Previous week’s numbers are in brackets). For the past 7 days: New Listings: 476 (573, 447, 487) # Sales:  193 (164, 153, 137) Ratio: 41% (29%, 34%, 28%) # Price Changes: 204 (195, 181, 166) # Expired/Off Market Listings:  92 (232, 77, 85) Net loss/gain […]
 
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    Ozarks Law & Economy

  • Missouri Court of Appeals upholds architectural committee’s ban on outbuildings

    Harry Styron
    5 Feb 2015 | 9:09 am
    Stanley Sellers bought a home in Woodfield subdivision and wanted to build an outdoor kitchen. He applied to the Woodfield property owners’ association’s architectural committee, which approved his plans. Without asking for approval, he then built a storage building in his yard. The POA told him that the architectural committee had adopted a rule that prohibited storage and utility buildings. Sellers asked the POA and the architectural committee to change its rules or grant him a waiver, which did not happen. (For clarification, the document that is referred to here as…
  • Missouri appeals court reverses trial court, slaps down bank that manipulated HOA

    Harry Styron
    11 Nov 2014 | 8:13 am
    After the real estate bubble burst, many Missouri banks ended up owning a majority of lots in subdivisions, standing in the shoes of the developers–the banks’ previous customers. Banks face many challenges in their effort to sell the lots that they had to take through foreclosure; not the least is high-end architectural standards imposed by the original developer that seem unworkable in this more austere era. Jefferson Bank & Trust found itself in this fix after it became the owner of 13 of the 18 lots in the Arbors at Sugar Creek subdivision. In 2005, the developer had…
  • Quitclaim deed to living trust can terminate title insurance coverage and trigger legal malpractice claim

    Harry Styron
    4 Nov 2014 | 8:39 am
    When my clients discovered that a neighbor’s deed included a strip of land across their driveway, I advised them to make a claim on their title insurance policy. The claim was denied, not because it wasn’t real, but because my clients had inadvertently terminated their policy of title insurance by conveying their land to their living trust by quitclaim deed rather than by warranty deed. Title insurance in the United States is usually issued on policy forms created by the American Land Title Association (ALTA), which are adapted for each state. Before the adoption of the 2006 ALTA…
  • Damming the Osage

    Harry Styron
    3 Dec 2013 | 3:19 pm
    Damming the Osage: The Conflicted Story of Lake of the Ozarks and Truman Reservoir by Leland and Crystal Payton. Published by Lens & Pen Press, 4067 Franklin, Springfield MO 65807, $25 postpaid. See http://www.dammingtheosage.com Leland and Crystal Payton, prolific authors of books with lots of photographs about the history and culture of the Ozarks and about American culture generally, have tackled the history of human use and transformation of the Osage River. Their focus is on the political and financial machinations which resulted in the construction of Bagnell Dam and Truman Dam and…
  • Obtaining copies of Missouri surveys and plats online

    Harry Styron
    25 Oct 2013 | 8:11 am
    Getting a copy of an old subdivision plat or survey isn’t difficult, but it can require a visit to a county recorder’s office, which may or may not have the ability to print the plat or survey on one sheet of paper or to give it to you in electronic form. Thanks to a website managed by the Missouri Department of Agriculture, called the “Land Survey Index,” https://apps.mda.mo.gov/molandsurveyindex/, anybody with an internet connection can search for recorded surveys and plats of land anywhere in Missouri and download the documents for a dollar each, plus a one dollar…
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    aBetterOffice

  • Salt Lake City Gears Up for Growing Businesses

    Jennifer LeClaire
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    SALT LAKE CITY – Looking for affordable office space in Downtown Salt Lake City? Avanti Executive Suites is promising just that. Avanti Executive Suites offers executive office suites and coworking office space in Salt Lake City. The company is targeting startups with its alternative workspace paradigm and hopes to encourage entrepreneurial activity in Downtown Salt Lake City with its collaborative environment. “Coworking spaces offer more than just a place to work or hold meetings. Working in a shared work environment offers social interaction, collaboration, educational and social…
  • Could Alternative Office Space Make You a Happier Person?

    Jennifer LeClaire
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    DENVER – Could flexible work arrangements really make you happier? Improve your relationships? Reduce your stress levels? It seems people who work in traditional office space – and other workers across the nation – think so. FlexJobs just conducted a Work-Life-Relationship survey of over 2,000 people. The survey probed them on everything from how work impacts their relationships to health to stress levels to physical fitness frequency. The results: flexible work arrangements offer perceived positive benefits across the board for personal health, family and friend…
  • How a Houston Office Space Was Completely Transformed

    Jennifer LeClaire
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:15 am
    HOUSTON – When it comes to office space, nobody really wants a drab old setting with outdated technology and worn furnishings. Abby Executive Suites gets that. That’s why the Houston executive office suites provider launched what it calls a “sweeping remodel” of its Greenway Plaza office space in Houston. Greenway is located in one of Houston’s most popular business districts – and the updated Houston executive office suites are home to many of the city’s most respected business leaders. “The completed project has exceeded our expectations,” says William Edmundson,…
  • Regus Opens First Executive Office Suites in Mobile

    Jennifer LeClaire
    18 Feb 2015 | 8:30 am
    MOBILE, AL – It may be difficult to believe given the company’s broad reach, but Regus is opening its first-ever executive office suites project in Mobile, Alabama. Regus is setting up Mobile office space on the 10th floor of 11 North Water Street. That’s officially known as the RSA Battle House Tower. “There are more than 22,000 employers in the Mobile area, fueling a diverse and strong economy,” said Wes Lenci, Regus’ Regional Vice President told AL.com. “This vibrant community continues to attract new businesses, and as a result, demand for collaborative…
  • Austin Serial Entrepreneur Opens ‘Garage’ Coworking Office Space

    Jennifer LeClaire
    17 Feb 2015 | 8:25 am
    AUSTIN – Dan Graham, serial entrepreneur and co-founder and CEO of BuildASign.com, is rolling out yet another concept. This time, he’s venturing into the alternative workspace arena. Graham just launched Owen’s Garage, a coworking and incubator space in East Austin. Owen’s Garage offers Austin companies, in which he has personally invested, office space to help them get off the ground. Graham’s goal: to give startups a space to work and collaborate while they scale their business. Owen’s Garage is located at 1408 East 13th Street. “As a founder of a startup myself, I…
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    Notorious R.O.B.

  • In Which I Point Out the Obvious, With Numbers

    Rob Hahn
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:06 am
    James Dwiggins, CEO of Nexthome, has become one of my favorite commentators on the state of the industry. He’s extremely smart, has years and years of experience as a broker and now as a franchise operator, and is without question one of the tallest men in the real estate industry. (Maybe Walt Baczkowski, CEO of […]
  • Don’t Brokerages Compete With Each Other?

    Rob Hahn
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:38 pm
    Over on Facebook, an interesting and intelligent discussion broke out — which is news in and of itself, I realize. We weren’t discussing The Dress or llamas. Amazing. What we were discussing is MLS taking over syndication, something that Kipp Cooper at North Alabama pioneered. Here’s how it began: The responses were really interesting, and […]
  • On NRT’s New HomesForSale.com (Which Most Folks Are Misunderstanding)

    Rob Hahn
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:24 pm
     I know some folks think I’m a Realogy homer. Well, given that’s where I got my start in the industry, maybe I’m a little bit guilty of that whole “cut me and I bleed blue” thing. But I think I’m actually calling things as I see them; I’ve been plenty critical of Realogy when they’ve […]
  • Tell Me Again How the MLS is the “Gold Standard” of Data Accuracy?

    Rob Hahn
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:18 am
    I’ll have some thoughts on Realogy/NRT’s new HomesForSale.com later, but I couldn’t resist this brief observation. I kinda knew the problem existed, but until this splashy website came along, we did not have the visual impact/evidence. If HomesForSale.com accomplishes nothing else, it really ought to wake up the industry (particularly the MLS) about the problem with […]
  • We Need To Talk About Fannie Mae A Bit

    Rob Hahn
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:43 am
    A couple of weeks ago, I learned about a new Fannie Mae program that was rolled out to lenders called Collateral Underwriter, or CU. From the press release: Fannie Mae created the online tool in 2013 to analyze appraisal data it had been receiving from lenders electronically since 2012. With the rollout in early 2015, […]
 
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    Real Estate Investing Blog

  • How to Create Profits in Today’s Seller’s Market

    David Campbell
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    The feedback I get from investors across the country is that we are in a seller’s market.  Prices are up.  Inventory is low.  Properties in the hottest markets are selling over asking price with multiple offers.  Investors are paying “more than they want to” just to get a deal done.  The ratio between rents and purchase price is favoring sellers and squeezing investor buyers out of the market. Another way to describe this trend is that CAP rates are decreasing, or “compressing”. We are approaching a delicate part of the market cycle where the flood of inexperienced investors is…
  • Routine Repairs vs. Capital Expenditures (CapEx)

    Marco Santarelli
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    For some residential investors, capital expenditure terminology — CapEx for short — is unfamiliar.  Capital expenditure reserves are common in the commercial real estate sector but lesser known in the residential real estate space. Read the rest of Routine Repairs vs. Capital Expenditures (CapEx) » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2015 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate Investments. Your Premier Source for Turnkey Investment Property.
  • How to Hire the Best Property Manager

    B2RFinance
    4 Feb 2015 | 3:17 am
    Hiring the right property manager is important for protecting your investment and achieving reduced vacancy time and maximized income. A good property manager will bring high quality tenants to your rental investment properties.  They will have a strong screening process and stay on top of maintenance issues.  He or she will generally make your life easier by using technology to run an efficient operation and reach a large audience of potential tenants. How does a real estate investor go about finding a good property manager? Read the rest of How to Hire the Best Property Manager »…
  • US Rents Rising

    Marco Santarelli
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:16 pm
    US home rental prices continued to climb at a modest pace in December, but rapidly escalating costs in cities such as San Francisco and Denver suggest that renters are facing more financial pressure. Prices rose 3.3% in December compared with 1 year ago, according to real estate data from Zillow. Although the rise is less than recent appreciation in home values, the surge in rental rates in several of the hottest markets indicates renters who aspire to buy homes face mounting financial challenges. Read the rest of US Rents Rising » For more articles like this, please visit our Real…
  • FlipNerd.com Interviews Marco Santarelli  [Video]

    Marco Santarelli
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:21 pm
    I was honored to be invited as a guest on the FlipNerd Real Estate Investing podcast show with host Mike Hambright.  (You can listen to the episode below.) Mike has a great podcast with lots of interesting guests, ideas and tips.  I had a lot of fun being on the show.  It is a “must listen” podcast for new and seasoned real estate investors. On the show we discussed in some detail each of my 10 Rules of Successful Real Estate Investing.  We also covered a few other topics as we went off on tangents.  Be sure to listen to the show. Read the rest of FlipNerd.com Interviews…
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    IPIN Live

  • London: The Johnson-Osborne Plan

    24 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    So would residents of London like to be more like New York City? In a scheme announced by the Chancellor George Osborne and London Mayor Boris Johnson, future plans for the city could have an even more profound effect on London residents than has already been created with the city’s growth. In comments made at the 20 February unveiling of a new plan the Mayor stated the goal is to better New York as a commercial and residential city. The six-point plan was outlined at an event at the Tate Modern and was proclaimed as the “Long-Term Economic Plan for London” for growth and…
  • Revealed: Investment Trends in Real Estate Markets 2015

    19 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    2014 was an exciting year for international property investors and we've seen the market open wider than ever before as we get closer to true globalisation. It's not just been a year of opportunity for the world's wealthiest either, although most real estate transactions have been in prime residential and commercial markets. There are increasing opportunities for small investors to enter the property investment market using funds, trusts, crowdfunding and other collective investments as vehicles to participate with minimal capital outlay. Where to invest? How to invest? In our comprehensive…
  • London: A Casino in the Neighbourhood?

    16 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Would you like to have a Vegas-style gambling casino in your neighbourhood or for that matter on your street? This is the issue is being presented to the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council by gaming company Genting Casinos of Birmingham who have submitted proposals for a 30,000 square foot casino at the Holiday Inn hotel on Cromwell Road. Not surprisingly, local residents are opposed to the plans as the Holiday Inn has private residences on three sides of its property. Thurloe Residents Association (TRA) is urging the council to reject the gaming company proposal, citing that there is…
  • International Hotel Sector to Boom in 2015

    10 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    The international hotel sector is set for exponential growth in 2015 as Chinese insurers continue their foray into prime property markets, the most recent acquisition being New York's Baccarat Hotel. Sunshine Insurance Group, one of China's largest insurers announced the purchase of the as yet un-opened 114-room hotel for a record price of US$230m, working out to around US$2m per room. Although the Baccarat Hotel is not scheduled to open until March 2015, the property will be the highest valued hotel in the United States when the acquisition goes through. The hotel was jointly built by US…
  • Choosing the Right Income-Generating Property Asset

    4 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    There are several reasons real estate is the most popular tangible investment on the market: revenue streams from rentals; long-term capital growth; consistent historic growth performance and high-levels of demand within a low-risk environment. Here, we are going to take a look specifically at capital growth and rental income and how to locate the most profitable investment opportunities in an increasingly over-crowded market. Capital Growth When a property appreciates in value, it is known as capital growth. Capital growth has been very strong in major international real estate markets in…
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    Propertyshowrooms.com News

  • Spain Remains Focus for Property Investors in 2015

    3 Mar 2015 | 12:10 am
    <p>Spain's rapidly improving fundamentals combined with the rise of the dollar, pound and Swiss franc against the euro will continue to drive real estate investment in 2015.</p> <p>Latest data from Lucas Fox International Properties shows a distinct uptick in interest from foreign buyers seeking to capitalise on increased purchasing power in the Eurozone as the euro continues its descent against major currencies.</p> <p>As another nation whose currency is on a slippery slope, buyers from Russia have declined significantly in the last few months as the rouble goes…
  • UK Property Prices Average Almost 180,000 GBP

    2 Mar 2015 | 12:18 am
    <p>January saw house prices increase 1.3%, pushing property values to within touching distance of the 2007 peak of &#163;181,101.</p> <p>According to the Land Registry, the gain was the largest recorded since July 2014 and goes against the recent trend of subdued price growth, albeit with considerable regional variation.</p> <p>The average price for a property in England and Wales now stands at &#163;179,492, representing an annual increase of 6.7%, down from 8.2% achieved in August last year.</p> <p>Prices increased by the most in the…
  • European Buyers in Manhattan Cashing-In on Dollar Strength

    27 Feb 2015 | 12:20 am
    <p>Since the middle of 2014 the dollar has been on a meteoric rise against all major currencies, reaching highs not seen for over a decade.</p> <p>Meanwhile the euro has been flailing around its lowest levels, losing value against the dollar with the same lightning speed.</p> <p>This has proved to be an absolute bonus for European investors in Lower Manhattan who are increasingly disposing of their US assets to profit on currency fluctuations.</p> They would be out of their minds not to sell <p>Luxury real estate broker Richard Nassimi said:…
  • Greece Back From the Brink of Economic Collapse

    26 Feb 2015 | 12:22 am
    <p>It was touch and go for a while but finally, the EU has agreed to a four-month bailout extension for the ailing Greek economy, subject to implementing agreed austerity measures.</p> <p>Greece's new left-wing government has had to reconsider its plans to halt privatisations, boost welfare and raise the minimum wage in order to meet the conditions for further lending, introducing aggressive fiscal reforms to meet EU targets instead.</p> <p>Yanis Varoufakis, the Greek finance minister submitted a six-page document outlining the country's fight against what it…
  • Lisbon Rising in Popularity with Foreign Buyers

    25 Feb 2015 | 12:54 am
    <p>Foreign buyers led the charge for Portuguese real estate in 2014, snapping up one in five properties sold. Prime property markets, particularly in Lisbon have been buoyed further by the success of the country's Golden Visa scheme which has seen 2,022 visas issued since its launch in 2012, contributing &#8364;1.2bn to the economy.</p> <p>The biggest attractions for foreign buyers have been houses in the coastal resort town of Cascais near Lisbon and the perennially popular Algarve. Buyers have been drawn by the beneficial tax climate in Portugal which is of…
 
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    Naples Real Estate Blog

  • Beautiful Naples Florida Estate Residence

    26 Feb 2015 | 9:46 am
    Colliers Reserve.....Naturally!   This estate residence has been meticulously maintained and features many custom upgrades. The home boasts 3 spacious bedrooms plus a den with closet, a formal living room and a casual gathering room off the updated gourmet kitchen which features a gas stove and new granite. Colliers Reserve offers both full golf or social memberships! The focal point of the formal dining room is a dramatic mural by renowned artist Don Kettleborough. [click photo below to enlarge] Additionally the home features a wonderful outdoor kitchen, custom designed heated…
  • "Home's Best Friend"

    20 Feb 2015 | 8:12 am
    Coldwell Banker to unveil the 'Home's Best Friend' commercial during the Academy Awards show!   For over 109 years, Coldwell Banker has helped people find a home. Our mission now expands to 'man's best friend'... We have teamed up with Adopt-a-Pet, North America's largest non-profit pet adoption website... ~to help dogs find a loving home.   It's no surprise that we believe every loving animal deserves a loving family...and a loving place to call home! "But, we're not the only one!" As reported in the gmnews.com website today, the 'Home's Best Friend' commercial was the…
  • Mortgage Hurdles and How to Overcome Them

    18 Feb 2015 | 10:10 am
    4 Annoying Mortgage Hurdles & How to Overcome Them: As recently reported on Credit.com, there are some common stumbling blocks that borrowers encounter, and here are some suggestions for helping you to overcome them: 1. A High Debt Ratio: It doesn't matter how great your credit score is, or how much money you earn; your housing payments plus your credit obligations cannot exceed 45% of your monthly income! If you have debt preventing you from getting a home loan, one way to possibly overcome this is to consolidate debt into lower payments. Most loan officers can look at your finances…
  • Direct Gulf Access in Naples Florida

    9 Feb 2015 | 11:47 am
    Wonderful Waterfront Opportunity Truly one of the best waterfront opportunities in Naples Florida. The home features 3 spacious bedrooms plus a den, and has a formal living room as well as a casual family room which opens up from the beautifully updated kitchen. Custom details throughout include high ceilings, large closets, a fabulous laundry room, luxurious master bath, and pocket sliders leading out to the lanai. The southern exposure homesite is situated on a lovely tree-lined street and faces an oversize channel that leads right out to Naples Bay, The Gulf of Mexico and …
  • Perfect Winter Get-Away!

    13 Jan 2015 | 9:31 am
    New Listing in Naples Florida   This is the perfect Naples winter get-away! Conveniently located right across the street from beach access with pristine sand and endless views! Also, short drive to all the wonderful downtown amenities, this immaculate 2 bedroom 2 bath condominium has been meticulously maintained! Features include updated kitchen, walk-in closets with built-ins, charming Florida room with sunset views, and many lovely touches throughout! Beautiful landscaping, steps to the pool, close to all the wonderful Naples restaurants and world class shopping...this is the Naples…
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    Secure Real Estate Phoenix

  • Guide to Living in Scottsdale, AZ

    Charlie Allred
    10 Feb 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Guide to Living in Scottsdale AZ Scottsdale is a Suburb of Phoenix. Depending who you ask, Scottsdale could be a super great place or a bit on the pretentious side. It has been called the “Beverly Hills of Arizona”, so it’s a pretty nice place.   I LOVE living in Scottsdale, AZ, however I live in Central Scottsdale.  Here’s why I moved here 11 years ago: I was young and wanted to be at the center of “things”.  So what were these things: bars, restaurants, the place where all my friends wanted to be!  I bought a house built in 1959 and it was fabulous.
  • The Arizona Home Buying Process

    Charlie Allred
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Have you thought you want to buy a home in Arizona?  You will need to know the Arizona home buying process. My goal is to outline the home buying process in Arizona in a easy to read format. Arizona Pre- Home Buying Process 1. Get pre-qualified for a mortgage – We can suggest a great Scottsdale mortgage lender.  This is important because it gives you a good idea of your price range for your new Scottsdale home. 2. Create your Scottsdale home search (we do this for you), so you can see what is available. You decide all the following for your new Scottsdale home Type of home Size of…
  • Top 7 Reasons to Hire a REALTOR in Scottsdale AZ

    Charlie Allred
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Finding a REALTOR anywhere can be tough business, especially to find a REALTOR in Scottsdale AZ.  There is 1 REALTOR for every 6 Scottsdale residents.  Many REALTORS in Scottsdale are part time REALTORS. The Top 7 Reasons to Hire a REALTOR in Scottsdale Set the Price – This is the number one reason to hire a qualified REALTOR.  The list price of your home determines how many buyers will come look at your home and it also sends the message to buyers to whether you are a real seller or if you are indifferent to actually selling your home.  This initial reaction is a big deal,…
  • Most Expensive Scottsdale Homes Currently on the Market

    Charlie Allred
    6 Nov 2014 | 9:37 am
    Most Expensive Scottsdale Homes From this list of most expensive Scottsdale homes, you will see that Silverleaf, located in north Scottsdale is the most expensive neighborhood in Scottsdale.  Three of the five homes listed below are located in the exclusive Silverleaf neighborhood.  If I had gone on to list the 6th most expensive home, it would have been in Silverleaf, as well. 10696 E. Wingspan Way Scottsdale AZ 85225  A true estate property on approximately 17 acres centrally located in the highly esteemed Silverleaf, which is the exclusive guard gated estate community in Scottsdale, AZ.
  • Buy Real Estate with Retirement Funds – Using Retirement Funds to Buy Real Estate

    Charlie Allred
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:39 am
    Lately, it seems like many of our real estate clients are asking me how to buy real estate with retirement funds, how to buy real estate with their 401k or buy real estate with an IRA.  I’ve done extensive research on this because my goal is to be a resource for our clients. Most of these clients already have purchased their home, generally they don’t want to buy a home with their retirement funds because that requires management if they choose to rent the home.  Also, the other obstacle is they don’t want to buy a home with their retirement funds because this could cost…
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  • [Infographic] GTA MLS Market Stats for March 1, 2015

    TheRedPin
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    If you can’t see the GTA MLS infographic, click here. The post [Infographic] GTA MLS Market Stats for March 1, 2015 appeared first on TheRedPin Pulse.
  • Loft vs studio: The differences between lofts and studios

    TheRedPin
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:36 am
    Lofts and studios both share an absence of dividing walls and they carry a strong appeal with young professionals. Starkly different in terms of their fundamental design, layout and functionalities, we’ve highlighted the differences between a loft and a studio to clear up any misconceptions that would  have you mistake one for the other. Differences between a loft and a studio Size The most distinguishable difference between a loft and a studio is size. Studios, by definition, are small and compact. With the average studio size at around 500 square feet, studios (also known as…
  • Featured Home: $679,000 in Castlemore, Brampton

    TheRedPin
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:31 am
    2 Ricardo Road Detached House for sale in Castlemore, Brampton Price Tag: $679,000 TRP Rebate: $2,546 Nestled on a large corner lot in the family friendly community of Castlemore, Brampton, this spacious 2,500 square foot 4-bedroom detached home comes complete with upgraded features and finishes from head to toe. From its sleek modern kitchen that opens up to the dinning room to its hardwood floors and gas fireplace, which sits as a centrepiece of the living room, this property combines chic interiors in a suburban setting. Situated just five minutes walking distance is Fairlaw Public…
  • Floor plans and amenties at CityLights on Broadway earn the spotlight

    TheRedPin
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:43 am
    Set to take shape at 99 Broadway Avenue, just steps from the Eglinton Subway Station and Toronto’s bustling Yonge & Eglinton intersection, CityLights on Broadway boasts a near perfect 93/100 walk score. Yet, the two-tower Pemberton project has not only caught the attention of condo hunters for its coveted midtown location, but also for its 28,000 square feet of exclusive lifestyle amenity space. Dubbed The Broadway Club, CityLights’ indoor amenities alone span three storeys across 18,000 square feet. With everything from badminton courts, basketball courts and a…
  • Hot MLS Listings: February 23 – February 27

    TheRedPin Team
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:34 am
    Whether you’re looking for a new pad closer to the city, or house hunting in a more intimate, family-friendly neighbourhood, TheRedPin has you covered, as we reveal our Hot MLS listings in the Greater Toronto Area that are fresh on the market, every week. Get a better sense of the properties and book yourself a tour! Apt. 1609 – 88 Park Lawn Road Mimico, Toronto Contact Albert Charles to Book a Tour Asking Price: $369,900TheRedPin Rebate: $1,387 | Details: 1+1 Beds, 1 Bath 7690G County Rd #50 Road Trent Hills, Ontario Contact Eva Allaire to Book a Tour Asking Price:…
 
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    Charlotte NC Video Production | Photography | Website Design | Social Media | Aerial

  • How to Choose a Website Design Company for your Small Business

    AVT
    21 Feb 2015 | 9:16 am
    What to look for in a website development company?  Times have changed.  They’ve actually gotten simpler.  Once upon a time, it made sense to have a professional website company design a scratch site for your business and wait 6 months to a year for it to come to fruition.  Once upon a time it made sense to have discussion after discussion about look, feel, content, and functionality.  Once upon a time, it made sense to spend $5-10K or more for a small business website.  But like the dinosaur, those days are dead. If you are a mid to large size business with complex logistical,…
  • Aerial Video of Ballantyne in Charlotte, NC

    AVT
    9 Feb 2015 | 1:12 pm
    The Ballantyne area in South Charlotte is synonymous with expensive homes, fine dining, nice shopping, and recreation. From the Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge to the Ballantyne Country Club to the 535 acre Ballantyne Corporate Park, it’s one of the most affluent areas in Charlotte. It also offers some great aerial video scenes. The aerial video is titled “A slice of Ballantyne” because it does not intend to be a complete showcase of the entire area – just some cool footage I was able to obtain during a few quick fly overs. Enjoy the aerial video of the Ballantyne Area…
  • Aerial Video Footage of Fort Mill & Tega Cay, SC

    AVT
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:31 am
    Having been a Fort Mill and Tega Cay photographer and videographer for over 7 years now, I have filmed a lot in this area from the ground. I’ve always wanted to get a camera up in the air and see what the bird sees. Now I have, and here it is for you to see. Enjoy the aerial videography of Fort Mill and Tega Cay. For those that don’t know, the Fort Mill – Tega Cay area is located just outside Charlotte, NC but on the South Carolina side of the border. Be sure to watch in HD, and please, share it with someone you know who also loves this place!  
  • Aerial Photography of Charlotte, NC Home

    AVT
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:50 am
    So I recently did some normal everyday ground based real estate photography for a couple of really beautiful homes in Charlotte and they were on huge tracks of land.  How better to photograph them then from up in the air.  I’ve been flying drones for years, (although I hate the term drones – but when you call it by its right name, a multi-copter or quadcopter, people look at your weird).  Anyway, just for the fun of it, I sent the “drone” up to take some video and photos. Aerial videography and photography are all the rage right now but I have held off on offering…
  • Video Tour of 1668 Glenway Dr in Clover SC

    AVT
    5 Jan 2015 | 7:53 am
    Full Motion Video Tour of 1668 Glenway Dr in Clover SC brought to you by  http://www.nicolettewiggam.com/      Awesome Location in neighborhood across from Clover HS, this home is within walking distance to the Middle School & High School. Lovingly maintained home with awesome updates in pristine condition. Quartz Kitchen, Double Oven & Hardwood Flooring is just the beginning. Keeping room next to the kitchen, Formal Dining, Hardwoods begin at entry and continue thru Kitchen, Breakfast Niche, Keeping room & Dining room. Full Living room with Fireplace, hearth, access…
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    South Florida Law Blog

  • Zombie Foreclosures Never Die

    OppenheimLaw
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:52 am
    Zombie Foreclosures Continue to tie up the Housing Market If you thought they were gone, think again. The foreclosure phenomenon known as a ‘zombie foreclosure’ has proven that it is here to stay. A zombie foreclosure occurs when homeowners leave their homes when they receive a notice of foreclosure only to find out years later that the bank decided not to foreclose on the property; leaving title in the homeowner’s name. A recent article in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune found that 25% of all the zombie foreclosures within the United States take place in Florida. Even more frightening is…
  • Class Action Recall Lawsuits Against Big Companies Misrepresenting Facts

    OppenheimLaw
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Class-Action Lawsuits Class Action Recall Lawsuits Against Big Companies Misrepresenting Facts Oppenheim Law is currently investigating and evaluating recall claims pertaining to the mislabeling of herbal supplements, vitamins, and nutrients. The New York Attorney General recently sent out cease and desist letters to suppliers who have deliberately, knowingly, recklessly or negligently mislabeled herbal products. This includes products from Wal-Mart’s Spring Valley brand, Target’s Up & Up brand, Walgreens’ Finest Nutrition brand and GNC’s Herbal Plus brand. These products, which…
  • Oppenheim Law Celebrates 25 Years in South Florida

    OppenheimLaw
    9 Feb 2015 | 1:27 pm
  • Should’ve Been Straightforward, But See How a Clerical Error Put BofA on Wrong End of Foreclosure Case

    OppenheimLaw
    3 Feb 2015 | 5:28 am
    The following article was originally written by  Samantha Joseph, for the Daily Business Review with exerpts by Roy Oppenheim. It should have been a straightforward case, but a clerical error put Bank of America on the losing end of a four-year foreclosure case Wednesday. The bank won a final judgment against homeowner Heather Epstein in 2009. By the following year, she had vacated her Tamarac condo, and Bank of America gained control of the property with a new certificate of title. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg The problem was the mortgage and all subsequent documents included…
  • United States Supreme Court Strays from the Pack with a Crucial Ruling for Borrowers

    OppenheimLaw
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:58 am
    The Truth in Lending Act (TILA) gives home loan borrowers a three-day right to rescind, or cancel, a loan transaction. For these first three days, this right is unconditional, without any caveats. After the three days run out, there is a catch; the borrower has the right to rescind only if the lender has failed to satisfy TILA’s disclosure requirements. Even if the required disclosures are never made, the right of rescission will expire after three years; thus, straying from the pack. In a unanimous, consumer-friendly decision on January 13, 2015, the United States Supreme Court clarified…
 
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    First Home, First Loan » Stephen Katz

  • The Best Way to Build Wealth- Homeownership- Per The New York Times

    Stephen Katz
    5 Feb 2015 | 8:41 am
    Homeownership and Wealth Creation is an article The New York Times published recently. It’s great to read and see that the confidence level of both experts and consumers seems to be increasing, as the housing market continues to recover.   The article explains: “Homeownership long has been central to Americans’ ability to amass wealth; even with the substantial decline in wealth after the housing bust, the net worth of homeowners over time has significantly outpaced that of renters, who tend as a group to accumulate little if any wealth.” Another relevant article and study is the…
  • Has the Real Estate Market Turned a Corner?

    Stephen Katz
    14 Jan 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Upon wrapping up 2014, it seems timely to evaluate the overall state of the real estate market. As we assess where it’s been over the past few years, it is clear that it is definitely in a strong place where it will move forward over the next few years. By simultaneously comparing projected house sales alongside projected home values, the market strength can be viewed. The Price Expectation Survey reflects that future home values are expected to experience steady appreciation. Research has been conducted by the Mortgage Bankers’ Association (MBA), the National Association of Realtors…
  • Down Payments – You DO NOT Need 20%

    Stephen Katz
    12 Jan 2015 | 11:10 am
    How America Views Homeownership, which is a recent survey that was conducted, shows that 95% of Americans want to own a home if they don’t already and that 68% feel that now is a solid time to purchase a home. One of the top people in Wells Fargo home mortgage production, Franklin Codel, says: “Although the home buying process has changed in many ways in recent years, our survey found Americans still view homeownership as an achievement to be proud of and many believe that now is a good time to buy a home.” Misunderstanding Can Cause Inactivity Bearing the above info in mind, there was…
  • Why on Earth are so Many Forms and Documents Needed to Process a Mortgage?

    Stephen Katz
    5 Jan 2015 | 11:58 am
    It seems most people have heard a family member or friend tell them that buying a home ten to twenty years ago was significantly easier than it is these days. Many feel the banks have to know next to everything about us, plus three independent sources that back up each detail on the application. Two reasons behind the new complexity of the loan process are: 1. Because of the many people who were “qualified” for a mortgage that they could never pay back, the government has set new guidelines that now demand that the bank prove beyond any doubt that you are indeed capable of affording the…
  • Consider These Questions Before Buying a Home

    Stephen Katz
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:57 pm
    If you are thinking about purchasing a home right now, you are surely getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family have your best interests at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in real estate. Let’s look at whether or not now is actually a good time for you to buy a home. Buying a home is a big decision, as you most likely know. And, oftentimes family and friends want to offer a lot of advice, some which can be great and some of which can be lacking. It’s very important to look at your needs, as well as the state of the current…
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    Virtual Tour Software ~ Virtual Tour Company

  • Albuquerque Virtual Tour Company Achieves RTV T4 Status!

    Jason LaVanture
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    We're very proud to announce our latest T4 virtual tour photographer, Dale Hart owner and operator of DragonFly 360 Imaging.  Dale has successfully completed our rigorous T4 training program and has already been out shooting several of our Google Business and Hotel virtual tour shoots. About this Albuquerque Virtual Tour Company: DragonFly 360 Imaging is a locally owned and operated virtual tour company providing a wide range of photographic services and real estate marketing services to the Greater Albuquerque, NM area.At the helm of this fast growing virtual tour company is Dale…
  • The IMAGE 56 – Gadgets and Gizmos

    Jason LaVanture
    16 Feb 2015 | 9:53 am
    As a photographer shooting HD virtual tours, it always helps to have the right tools.  The gadgets that help us work more efficiently, make it easier to capture the right images, give us some new advantage over other photographers, or be able to add a new service to increase our business offering.It only takes a few seconds of looking through vast camera supplier websites to realize that we have a ton of equipment options available to us…“There are 1294 products that match your search criteria”So what gadgets are worth your time to consider?Please join Ben Knorr on Tuesday March…
  • Finding the Best Virtual Tour Company

    Jason LaVanture
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:58 am
    Finding this virtual tour company has been a god-send! From my first call to the company they did an amazing job! They offered me support and personal interest that removed all doubts and got me on-board with confidence!My first training session with Ryan was amazing! He was clear, concise, organized and kind! After just 2 hours of training - I am going to attempt to create my first 360 virtual tour using RTV's platform! The virtual tour building instructions are extremely well written and intuitive.I am so excited to be on this path that a year ago I didn't even know was a possibility! Being…
  • Lincoln Virtual Tour Company Chooses RTV

    Jason LaVanture
    2 Feb 2015 | 1:40 pm
    New in 2015 Digital Perfection virtual tour company is now offering DELUXE virtual tours! This new and amazing cutting edge technology powered by RTV can be used for your real estate listings at remarkably affordable pricing. Pardon the excitement, but we are totally overcome with joy as a result of teaming Digital Perfection with the remarkably advanced features available with RTV's virtual tour software platform. This has generated benefits that we have been seeking for years.As a small family business providing photography and virtual tours in Lincoln, Nebraska, teaming with an all…
  • Dallas Fort Worth Virtual Tours From New T4 Virtual Tour Provider

    Jason LaVanture
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Lisa Castro, owner of Pro360 Virtual Tour Company achieves T4 Status at RTV. Way to go Lisa!!!Lisa says that wile some virtual tour companies provide full 360 panoramas, we go one step further. Our virtual tours offer a full multi-media experience.  The  platform supports still photos, cylindrical panoramas, 360 x 360 panoramas and full motion video.At Pro360 Virtual Tours and Photography, we use state of the art RTV virtual tour software. RTV is a recognized leader in interactive 360 panoramic virtual tours. This technology is the perfect solution for selling anything via the web,…
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    Apartment Hacker

  • RTC

    Mike Brewer
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:28 am
    Let me start by saying this arctic blast is for the polar bears. As a runner; I cringe every morning when my 5a alarm goes off. Just the thought of putting on three layers of running pants – two layers of long-sleeved shirts, two types of running jackets along with gloves a ski-mask and a wool cap – makes me tired. Makes me want to do some real-time communication (RTC) with the winter-master himself. How do you like that for a transition? RTC is not a new technology by any stretch and in the same respect I don’t consider it a mainstream business tool in the multifamily…
  • Place I Live

    Mike Brewer
    18 Feb 2015 | 5:33 am
    Could this be the crazy cool cousin to Walk Score? Place I Live could become yet another measure of community attractiveness. In the same respect, it could be the bane of a community. If the Place I Live is not Tony, Hip or Cool then I will trade at a discount. Maybe more than I wished for. In any event, we are marching toward relevancy being a key driver to the success of your business. Walk Scores, Place I Live and Your Network will matter more than Ratings and Reviews. Your constantly thinking about the NOW and how it impacts the THEN Multifamily Maniac, M  
  • Want to Grow Your Multifamily Business

    Mike Brewer
    16 Feb 2015 | 5:38 am
    One of the easiest ways to grow your business is to stop focusing on growing your business. Instead work on your business. Mills Properties is choosing to work on the business this year. After growing from 4,000 units in 2007 to just over 13,000 units at its peak in 2012, we stalled. Why? We focused on nothing but growth. Stall Point  From failing to invest in infrastructure as you grow to broken or nonexistent processes and standard operating rules – unfocused growth has a cost. It’s called stalling out. We hit that point in 2012. Taking on just enough assets to stretch our…
  • Human Capital Expenses

    Mike Brewer
    15 Feb 2015 | 5:02 am
    Capital Expenses are likely some of the largest cost line items in our operating budgets each year. Tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of dollars invested to keep up the assets that house our customers. Employee Expenses save payroll are likely some of the smallest cost line items in our operating budgets each year. Tens if not small hundreds invested to build the assets that serve the customers that we house.    
  • Whose Job is it Anyway?

    Mike Brewer
    13 Feb 2015 | 5:06 pm
    How many times have you walked into a place of business only to be turned away because the guy/gal in charge of this or that was not in at the moment? It’s Everybody’s Job – All of the Time When scaling up a business it is absolutely critical to get every single team member on the same page. How do you do that? I happen to think it’s pretty simple. You pick a few rules, define them very clearly and repeat them often. Rule number one: everybody knows how to serve the customer. Businesses are set in place to serve the people that serve it. If you’re a business owner it…
 
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    THE TENANT ADVISOR

  • Top Posts for February

    CoyDavidson
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:36 am
    In case you missed them, below are links to the most popular posts from The Tenant Advisor in February 2015: 2015 Medical Office Outlook Report Colliers International today announced the results of its 2015 Medical Office Outlook Report, which points to the trend of “retailization” of healthcare as a key driver behind increased demand for […]
  • This Week in Healthcare Real Estate

    CoyDavidson
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Healthcare Real Estate News from Across the Web New Hospital Buildings Define Future Of Health Care Across the country, the health care industry is pouring billions of dollars into new hospitals and medical centers. And the new hospitals of today are very different than the ones they’re replacing… NPR Houston Healthcare Real Estate Trends Everything […]
  • This Week in the Economy

    CoyDavidson
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:17 pm
    Lackluster Week for Stock All three major stock indexes were mostly flat for the week. The Dow lost 0.04% for the week and the S&P retreated 0.27%. The tech heavy Nasdaq was up 0.15% for the week. Below are links to the top economic stories of the week for the United States, Texas and Houston Economy: Final February […]
  • This Week’s Recommended Reading

    CoyDavidson
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    5 Articles to Read this Weekend Tomorrow’s Workspace: The Future Is Now In a post from earlier this year, I offered a number of 2015 predictions for commercial real estate. Let’s take a look at the first: Craig Robinson, President | USA, noted: “A new model is emerging that recognizes place over space. The ability […]
  • Houston CRE Market Reports

    CoyDavidson
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:10 am
    Houston | Q4 2014 | Commercial Real Estate Research Houston Office Market » Houston’s office market posted 2.2M SF of positive net absorption in Q4 2014, bringing the year-end total to 6.8M SF. Over 2.1M SF of new inventory delivered during Q4, bringing 2014 year-end delivered inventory to over 6.6M SF. ExxonMobil began moving into […]
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    Taunya Fagan Bozeman Real Estate Blog: SW Montana Homes: MLS Listings

  • Find All Bozeman Real Estate MLS Zones

    Taunya Fagan, Montana Real Estate: Bozeman Luxury Real Estate: (PureWest Properties, Christie's Bozeman Real Estate)
    22 Feb 2015 | 5:55 am
    Have you ever wondered, what are the boundaries of each of the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) zones, i.e., maps for indicating the areas for Bozeman Montana Real Estate Listings?  Need the Bozeman Real Estate MLS Map Link? View Other Bozeman Homes For Sale Taunya Fagan Christie's PureWest Bozeman Luxury Homes, giving you the advantage... 406.579.9683 - 1612 W. Main Street, Bozeman, Montana 59715
  • 1071 Brookdale Drive Bozeman Real Estate Taunya Fagan

    Taunya Fagan, Montana Real Estate: Bozeman Luxury Real Estate: (PureWest Properties, Christie's Bozeman Real Estate)
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:19 am
    SOLD! - Taunya Fagan Bozeman Luxury Real Estate SOLD! - Exceptional quality and fine finishes in this 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, Bozeman home with office. Private setting backing to trails/farmland in sought after Alder Creek Subdivision. One of the nicest Bozeman homes for sale in Alder Creek, this modern farm house has a beautiful vaulted kitchen with significant marble topped island, stainless steel appliances, wine fridge. Living area is open and airy with reclaimed sliding barn door, wood burning stove and deck access. Luxury master suite with deck access to hot tub, marble tiled…
  • Bozeman Montana Ranches - 1300 Acres For Sale

    Taunya Fagan, Montana Real Estate: Bozeman Luxury Real Estate: (PureWest Properties, Christie's Bozeman Real Estate)
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:58 am
    Seven Ranges Bozeman Montana Ranches Unique Montana Ranch Properties One of Montana's most extraordinary ranch properties is located near Bozeman, MT. Choose from among six parcels, some nestled against Montana's Gallatin Range, and all situated  in a private, gorgeous little valley surrounded by 7 Mountain Ranges and spectacular, 360 degree views of Montana's Gallatin Valley. Be a part of these 1300, private and gated Montana acres. You'll find your dream spot to call home within 7 Ranges Ranch, Gallatin Gateway Montana. Excellent soils for your Montana farming and ranching ventures,…
  • Improving Marginalized Urban Waterways - Bozeman Creek Project

    Taunya Fagan, Montana Real Estate: Bozeman Luxury Real Estate: (PureWest Properties, Christie's Bozeman Real Estate)
    23 Mar 2012 | 3:49 am
    The Bozeman Creek Committee was recently established to address the future of Bozeman Creek (aka Sourdough Creek). Bozeman, Montana and Boulder, Colorado are often compared: both have a major university, a plethora of outdoor enthusiasits, a high standard of living, and a creek, but up until recently, unlike Boulder which began Boulder Creek improvements more than 30 years ago and now showcases it as a model for inner-city/downtown waterways, Bozeman, MT simply sent its creek underground as it approached downtown, concealing and/or diverting its waters from view.In response, the Bozeman Creek…
  • Just Listed SW Montana Real Estate Properties Week 4 March 2012

    Taunya Fagan, Montana Real Estate: Bozeman Luxury Real Estate: (PureWest Properties, Christie's Bozeman Real Estate)
    20 Mar 2012 | 3:55 am
    Today's Southwest Montana Real Estate Properties For Sale. Taunya Fagan, Prudential Real Estate, offers you today's Montana listings from the Bozeman MT MLS: Mountain Property, Downtown Homes in Bozeman, Big Sky MT Land and Lots, Montana Cattle Ranches. Week 4, March 24, 2012 - Offering you the latest Bozeman real estate Listings today through Taunya Fagan Real Estate, giving you timely real estate information from Montana's MLS, covering Belgrade, Big Sky, Big Timber, Bozeman, Dillon, Ennis, Gallatin Gateway, Livingston, Manhattan, Three Forks, Virginia City, Whitehall, and all other SW…
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    Waterfront Properties | Real Estate Blog

  • LES MISERABLES COMES TO JUPITER’S MALTZ THEATRE

    3 Mar 2015 | 11:02 am
    Experience one of the undisputedly greatest musicals of all time right here in cozy Jupiter, Les Miserables. No need to travel to Broadway to see the Tony Award winning Les Miserables, you can enjoy all of its astonishing sounds and sights with ease.   Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, Les Miserables, this awe-inspiring play captures the survival of human spirit. Discover a tale of a nation and its people’s struggle during the French Revolution. The story is based on an escaped convict, Jean Valjean, and his decade long run from the police. This blockbuster drama depicts a story of…
  • FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS BOCA at MIZNER PARK

    3 Mar 2015 | 8:13 am
        A nonprofit association will show off its 8th year for the Festival of the Arts BOCA on March 6-15, 2015. Well-thought-out by criticizers to be “an important and impressive addition to the artistic landscape” held in Boca Raton, Florida. The festival will tune up the most supreme classical music, dance, jazz, film and authors, all to support an extraordinary list of international artists. The Festival of the Arts BOCA will be reveling on the unique quality of life in Boca Raton and Palm Beach County as well as the venue, Mizner Park, which was handpicked as one of the ten best urban…
  • CONTEMPO…PUSHING THE LIMIT on ART EXHIBIT 2015

    3 Mar 2015 | 6:53 am
      Photo courtesy of Eduardo Buchin, Jupiter. This is the last week to catch “CONTEMPO: PUSHING THE LIMIT on ART” exhibit at the Lighthouse Art Center, Tequesta.  This exhibit features juried art of contemporary art across all media.  Expect to see the unexpected and use of innovative materials. Anticipate “unusual treatment of subject matter, unconventional mediums and edgy techniques – this is not your parent’s art exhibition!” Guest curator Nelson Hallonquist, co-director of the Gavlak Gallery in Palm Beach, selected 34 works of art.  Artists from 18 states submitted works…
  • Jupiter Golfer Daniel Berger Has Strong Showing at Honda Classic

    2 Mar 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Daniel Berger is no stranger to PGA National. The 21 year old PGA Tour rookie grew up in nearby Jupiter, played and worked out of the Dye Preserve, and went to high school at Dwyer. At this point he has probably played there more than most of the pros that were in the field this week. But, when he made his run in the fourth round, erasing a nine shot deficit when the final round started Sunday, all everyone could do is just stop and watch. Berger took on all the top guns ahead of him on the leaderboard and beat them. In fact, he beat everyone in the field except for one (champion Padraig…
  • 5 Things to do in Hypoluxo

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:28 am
    Hypoluxo is a fun town bursting with things to do! Banana Boat Restaurant and LoungeLocated on the Intracoastal Waterway in Boynton Beach, Banana Boat offers both indoor and outdoor eating options with gorgeous views. One of the many great things about Banana Boat is the boat dockage, with many patrons arriving by boat for their meal. For those not arriving by the water, complimentary valet and self parking is available. Since its opening in 1978, it’s estimated that over 12 million customers have frequented Banana Boat, and many in the Boynton Beach area consider it a staple as an…
 
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    Maine Real Estate Blog

  • Protecting Your Nest Egg as You Age

    LegacySIR
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:21 pm
    People pondering their retirement years often conjure images of spending more time on a favorite pastime or traveling around the country or the world. Health concerns can intrude on those idyllic scenes, though, not only affecting enjoyment of life but also punching a heavy dent in retirement savings. “As we age, usually our medical or long-term care expenses increase, sometimes depleting our assets to a level of crisis,” says financial advisor Jake Lowrey, president of Lowrey Financial Group. “It’s important for retirees, and anyone planning for retirement, to become educated about…
  • Sotheby’s International Realty Network Reports Significant Gains for 2014

    LegacySIR
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:27 am
    MADISON, N.J. (Feb. 26, 2015) – Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today reported that in 2014 its affiliated brokers and sales professionals achieved $70 billion in U.S. home sale transaction volume (transaction sides multiplied by average sale price). This is the highest sales volume performance in the history of the brand’s franchise system, and marks a 17% increase from the prior year. Driven largely by an 11 percent gain in transaction sides, the growth experienced by Sotheby’s International Realty far outpaced the overall U.S. housing market as compared to the one…
  • A Stunning $441 Billion Paid in Rent

    LegacySIR
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:14 am
    A recently released study revealed that a whopping $441 Billion was spent on rents in the U.S. in 2014. This represents an increase of over $20 Billion from the year before. As shown on the chart below, rents have increased consistently over the last 20+ years. However, the recent increases have been astounding. Why such a jump? Many Millennials have postponed the purchase of their first home while waiting for the economy to recover. This has increased demand and dramatically lowered vacancy rates. In a recent article on the MarketWatch, economics reporter Ruth Mantell explains: “Landlords…
  • Thinking Of Selling? Now May Be The Time

    LegacySIR
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:12 am
    It is common knowledge that a large number of homes sell during the spring buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off putting their home on the market until then. The question is whether or not that will be a good strategy this year. The other listings that do come out in the spring will represent increased competition to any seller. Do a greater number of homes actually come to the market in the spring compared to the rest of the year? The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently revealed which months and days of the year most people list their home. Here is a graphic…
  • Home Values Compared to the Peak of 2006-2007

    LegacySIR
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:10 am
    There is no doubt that the housing market has recovered from the meltdown that occurred just a few short years ago. However, in some states home values still have not returned to the prices we saw in 2006 and 2007. Here is a breakdown showing where current prices are in each state as compared to peak prices.  
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  • HOUSE AND LAND VIDEO SERIES: PART 3

    realestateview.com.au
    12 Feb 2015 | 3:56 pm
    For the best results in picking your house and land estate, you’re going to need to do your research and find out what your motivation and needs are from a land point of view. Coming back to your... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • House and Land Video Series: Part 2

    realestateview.com.au
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:47 pm
    Deciding on land estates can be a difficult decision when so many varying factors come into play. House and land packages are increasing in popularity among home buyers as well as investors, but... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Let’s Move to… Footscray

    realestateview.com.au
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:47 pm
    Could Footscray be Melbourne real estate’s best kept secret? This industrial, working class suburb has been recently dubbed “the new Fitzroy”, and is home to over 13, 000 residents. Historically,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Let’s Move to… Glen Iris

    realestateview.com.au
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:47 pm
    Nestled amongst Camberwell to the north, Ashburton to the east, Carnegie to the south and Malvern to the West, Glen Iris is the middle-class oasis of Melbourne’s South- Eastern suburbs. This is an... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Let’s move to…Kew

    realestateview.com.au
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:47 pm
      Kew, perhaps one of the brightest jewels in Boorondara’s crown, has long been known as the home to some of the wealthiest and reputable figures of Melbourne. If there is one word to describe... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Las Vegas Real Estate Information

  • Cabo San Lucas Condo for Sale

    Robert Ratliff
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Condos Cabo San Lucas Mexico Cabo San Lucas condo for sale or anywhere else in Southern Baja – the one that fits your budget and fulfills your needs, wants and wishes – is not easy. Doing it on your own can be a time and energy consuming undertaking, and it’s probably the worst thing you can do as well. If you’re not very familiar with the Los Cabos condominiums real estate marketplace and Mexican Real Estate Law, you leave yourself open to myriad pitfalls. Pitfalls that can make the process of purchasing a condo here in Cabo difficult, costly and sometimes, risky.
  • Lower FHA Mortgage Insurance

    Robert Ratliff
    13 Jan 2015 | 11:02 pm
    Exclusive Mortgage Rates on FHA Loans Information Lower FHA Mortgage Insurance announced Wednesday by The White House. The Federal Housing Administration will significantly lower the fees it charges borrowers, a move that could save home buyers hundreds of dollars annually and help jump-start the on mortgage rates on FHA loans housing market. The “annual premiums” on mortgage rates on FHA loans, an especially popular source of financing for first-time home buyers, have increased five times since 2010. They jumped from .55 percent of a loan’s value to 1.35 percent today. FHA Mortgage…
  • Home Buyers Las Vegas

    Robert Ratliff
    12 Jan 2015 | 12:35 pm
    Exclusive Obama Mortgage News Information Home buyers Las Vegas first time, President Obama mortgage news announced on Wednesday to make it cheaper for first time home buyers Las Vegas and younger buyers to take out a mortgage. Obama lowered the mortgage Las Vegas insurance premium for borrowers who have a down payment of just 3.5 percent of the home’s purchase price and finance the rest of the purchase with a loan backed by the Federal Housing Administration. “A lot of people are sitting on the fence…They don’t know if they can move up.” The reduction is…
  • The Ogden Las Vegas for Sale

    Robert Ratliff
    11 Jan 2015 | 4:50 pm
    Exclusive Ogden Las Vegas Condos Information The Ogden Las Vegas for Sale, formerly Streamline Tower, is a luxury high rise development built in the heart of the Las Vegas downtown entertainment district featuring nightly live jazz venues, taverns, cafes, nightclubs and boutiques. Ogden Las Vegas Condos is located next to the 200,000 square foot Neonopolis entertainment complex and the Fremont Street Experience, residents enjoy the convenience and excitement of downtown Las Vegas urban living. The Ogden Las Vegas for Sale graces the downtown Las Vegas skyline with 22 stories and 251 elegant…
  • Las Vegas Home Prices Increase One Percent

    Robert Ratliff
    8 Jan 2015 | 4:12 pm
    Exclusive Las Vegas Real Estate Market Information December 20014 Las Vegas home prices increase one percent from November to December of this year the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors reported. Currently the medium property for sale reached $204,000 in December vs. $202,000 in November 20014 and 10.3 percent increase from $185,000 in December 2013. Las Vegas home prices sale activity for the year slowed to 36,550 local properties through the Multiple Listing Service in 2014. This number has been the first decrease in six years. Clark County Nevada property closing were between…
 
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    Century 21 Alliance Realty - THE Gail Spada TEAM

  • How to Negotiate the Best Price for Your Next Home

    Gail Spada
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Buying a home can be emotional… Negotiating the price should not be. The key to saving money when purchasing a home requires having a clear-cut plan in place during the back-and-forth negotiations. Keeping your emotions in check and your eyes on the goal will help ensure that you are happy with the end result – A GREAT PRICE! 1. Have Your Mortgage Pre-Approval In Place Do you want sellers to take your offer seriously? Of course, you do! If you need assistance in procuring a preapproval letter, ask your agent to recommend a few lenders who have successfully helped other customers in…
  • 5 Helpful Hints to Guide You When Choosing the Best Offer on Your Home!

    Gail Spada
    12 Feb 2015 | 11:37 am
    It’s hard work getting your home ready to hit the real estate market and you made sure it was priced properly, with the help of your real estate professional. With some luck, offers from buyers will come quickly. With a plan in place, you’ll determine the strengths and drawbacks of each offer so that you don’t let a great offer get away. 1. Understand How It Works Your REALTOR will tell you that all offers are negotiable. Therefore, when you receive an offer, you can do just 3 things. You can accept it, reject it or you can respond by requesting that something be modified more to your…
  • Top 5 Tips for Keeping Your Home Purchase on Track

    Gail Spada
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:28 am
    WOW… You’ve found THE perfect place!! Check out our top 5 tips that will help keep your home purchase on track to help ensure a smooth and stress-free closing. 1. Be Truthful On Your Mortgage Loan Application You may think exaggerating your income a little or omitting debts when you apply for a mortgage will go unnoticed. THINK AGAIN. Lenders have become very diligent in verifying information on mortgage loan applications. If you stretch the truth, expect to be caught and denied the loan you need to purchase your dream home. Plus, intentionally lying on a mortgage application is…
  • Tampa Bay Area Top Destination for International Home Buyers

    Gail Spada
    15 Jan 2015 | 9:12 am
    Drawn by the location and pricing, foreign buyers are gobbling up billions of Tampa Bay region real estate. According to The National Association of REALTORS (NAR), thousands from other countries have made Florida and the Tampa Bay region among the nation’s most popular places to purchase homes. California follows at 15% and then Texas at 11%. No other state comes close to Florida in the dollar value of international residential sales. For the 12 months that ended last June, foreign buyers snapped up nearly $8 billion worth of Florida homes and condos – a 24% increase from the same period…
  • 5 Best Home-Improvement 2015 Resolutions

    Gail Spada
    1 Jan 2015 | 11:32 am
    In the spirit of the New Year, check out our 5 Best Home-Improvement 2015 Resolutions that will make your home a more beautiful, efficient, green and clean space. 1. Streamline Your Stuff One of the best and least expensive ways to feel better about your home is to de-clutter. Without some regular purging, cabinets and drawers get jam-packed and it becomes hard to find the things you use and enjoy the most. This year resolve to periodically donate to your favorite charity anything that you don’t use, wear or love. Simplify and go green by thinking twice about what you DO bring in. Stash…
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    Ann Melendez

  • Garden Oaks Beauty!

    Ann Melendez
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:55 am
    I have a great new listing in Garden Oaks located in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. This DiVosta built home is in a gated community which houses alot of greenspace, lakes, community pool and tennis. This home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage, 1827 living square feet and a private pool on a coveted […] The post Garden Oaks Beauty! appeared first on Ann Melendez.
  • Breakers West Is Moving & Shaking!

    Ann Melendez
    5 Jun 2014 | 9:23 am
    There is no slowing down of new listings, in Breakers West, for the summer! There are currently about 36 listings ranging in price from the $200’s to over $2 million. A little something for everyone. I would like to highlight two listings that are really special. One is 3/2.1/2 pool home with den and golf […] The post Breakers West Is Moving & Shaking! appeared first on Ann Melendez.
  • Lang Realty Open House Extravaganza, March 23rd, 12-4pm

    Ann Melendez
    22 Mar 2014 | 5:09 am
    Ready for a new home? Lang Realty is holding an Open House Extravaganza! Over 300 homes will be open from Boca Raton to Port Saint Lucie. Join the fun and enter to win one of these great prizes: A Mini I-Pad, a 50″ TV or A$100 restaurant gift card. Look for our newspaper and television […] The post Lang Realty Open House Extravaganza, March 23rd, 12-4pm appeared first on Ann Melendez.
  • New Breakers West Video & Open House

    Ann Melendez
    6 Mar 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Have you ever wanted to see inside the gates of Breakers West in West Palm Beach? Now you can from the comfort of your own home! The video link is on the Home page of www.AnnAndMarySellBreakersWest.com. If you would like to venture out into this beautiful Florida sunshine on Sunday, March 9th between the hours […] The post New Breakers West Video & Open House appeared first on Ann Melendez.
  • Oaks East Inventory Is Scarce!

    Ann Melendez
    8 Oct 2013 | 10:26 am
    Buyers have been clamoring for new inventory in Oaks East! We have had quite a dry spell of new homes coming to the market. The good news is I have a new listing! It is a Carmel model with a solar heated pool. The kitchen has been remodeled with wood cabinetry, granite counter tops and […] The post Oaks East Inventory Is Scarce! appeared first on Ann Melendez.
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    Tri Cities Real Estate News & Views

  • Red Cross Real Heroes Breakfast TRAC Center In Pasco, Washington

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:52 pm
    On Thursday, March 5 TRAC Center in 6600 Burden Boulevard Pasco, Washington will be hosting Red Cross Real Heroes Breakfast from: 7:00 until 8:15 in the morning. Details of the Red Cross Real Heroes Breakfast The annual Real Heroes Breakfast at the TRAC Event Center will be honoring local heroes and bring together over 600 business, military and civic leaders to celebrate outstanding acts of heroism and service. This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required for attendance - call (509) 783-6195. All guests will be asked to consider a financial gift in support of the Red…
  • Free Photography Lecture With Scott Butner Richland Public Library

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:51 pm
    On Thursday, March 5 at 7:00 in the evening Richland Public Library welcomes Professional photographer, Scott Butner for a free public lecture. The library is located at 955 Northgate Drive in Richland, Washington. Admission is free. About the LectureThis free lecture by Scott Butner is something a little different. He is requesting the participants to send him topics and questions you want to know more about. People can submit a photography related topic or question on his Facebook page and he will compile several topics to discuss at the library. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends…
  • Teenagers Learning Code - Making Your First Video Game Richland,WA

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:50 pm
    FUSE located at 710 George Washington Way in Richland, Washington will be hosting Teenagers Learning Code - Making Your First Video Game from 7:00 until 8:30 in the evening on Wednesday, March 4. Admission is free. More about the Event Do you want to teach your middle school or high school aged kid how to code? Wondering if there are resources in the community or on the web to get started? Then come and join Fuses special event every-other Wednesday starting February 18th at 7 p.m. for a multi-week program that will fill your teenagers mind with valuable skills (and not just angst) by…
  • First Thursday Art Walk In Historic Downtown Kennewick, Washington

    2 Mar 2015 | 2:38 am
    If you haven’t planned anything this week yet, head on out to historic Downtown Kennewick on Thursday, March 5, from 5PM to 9PM for this month’s first Thursday ARTwalk. Admission is free Kennewick Art Walk on First Thursdays The Kennewick Art Walk happens each first Thursday of the month. It when everyone gets the chance to enjoy art and meet the artists behind some of the most beautiful artworks on display. You can visit multiple locations that are marked by colorful balloons. This spans an 8-city block are from Dayton St. east to Washington St. and from W Canal Dr south to W First Ave.,…
  • Blind Tasting At Walter Clore Wine amp; Culinary Center Prosser, WA

    2 Mar 2015 | 2:38 am
    Explore different wines and see what your palette prefers This is happening on Thursday, March 5 from 6:00 until 8:00 in the evening at Walter Clore Wine amp; Culinary Center in Prosser, Washington. More about Blind Tasting On the first Thursday of every month in 2015 Walter Clore Wine amp; Culinary Center will offer a blind tasting of a specific varietal. Tasting wines blind, without knowing the winemaker, the winery, the price or seeing the label is a great way to develop your palate, discover new wines and make your own decisions about price indicating your preference for wines. Tickets…
 
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  • Mortgage Rates Fall Slightly to 3.70%

    Zillow
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:59 am
    Filed under: Buying, Financing, Refinancing ZillowThe weekly mortgage rate chart illustrates the average 30-year fixed interest rate in six-hour intervals. By Lauren Braun Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed loans fell this week, with the rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgages at 3.70 percent, down 6 basis points from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate fell early in the week, then hovered around 3.66 percent before rising to the current rate on Tuesday morning. "Rates dropped dramatically early last week after [Federal Reserve chairwoman] Janet Yellen suggested it was…
  • Bruce Jenner Buys Malibu Hills Retreat

    Lisa Kaplan Gordon
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:54 am
    Filed under: Buying, Celebrity Homes, Selling Bruce Jenner, the former Olympian and "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" dad, reportedly has purchased a Malibu hills house with calming 360-degree views. Sounds like a place for Jenner to retreat after a difficult start to the new year. In early February, Jenner was involved in a Pacific Coast Highway multi-car accident that left one woman dead. Police investigations are ongoing, but a recent Los Angeles Times article says a law enforcement source claims Jenner's Cadillac Escalade actually rearended two cars in Malibu, pushing one into oncoming…
  • How Millennials Are Transforming Home Buying

    U.S. News
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Filed under: Buying, How To, Lifestyle Eternity in an Instant/Getty ImagesMany millennials are more likely to communicate with their real estate agent by text than by phone or by email. By Teresa Mears For decades, the telephone has been the real estate agent's tool of the trade. But a new wave of younger home buyers is changing the way agents use those phones. Millennials, born between 1980 and the late '90s, don't want to talk. They want texts. "We're on our phones all the time, and this generation does not like to pick up the phone," says Player Murray, managing broker at Berkshire…
  • Brooklyn Girl Lena Dunham Buys in LA

    Zillow
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    Filed under: Buying, Celebrity Homes, Selling The Agency via ZillowThe home Lena Dunham purchased near the Sunset Strip is traditional and modest, at least by LA standards. By Catherine Sherman Lena Dunham is a Brooklyn -- make that Sunset Strip -- kind of girl. Dan Steinberg/Invision/APLena Dunham According to TMZ, the "Girls" star and "Not That Kind of Girl" author has purchased a restored 1920s home a block off Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. The three-bedroom, three-bath Greek revival home is tastefully decorated with white linens, stacks of books and leather chairs next to a warm fire.
  • Jeremy Piven's Malibu Pad Has Room for Your Entourage

    Trulia
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Filed under: Celebrity Homes, Lifestyle, Renting TruliaThe home on a prime stretch of Malibu beach is for rent for as much as $50,000 a month for the peak summer season. By Megan Johnson​ Jeremy Piven -- known as neurotic and intense agent Ari Gold on HBO's "Entourage" -- is putting his three-bedroom, five-bath Malibu home up for rent. Andy Kropa /Invision/APJeremy Piven The actor's beachfront California home just hit the rental market for as much as $50,000 per month. But if you want to spend your summer sunning where the Piv parties (he was recently spotted on the beach with "The…
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  • Mortgage Rates Fall Slightly to 3.70%

    Zillow
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:59 am
    Filed under: Buying, Financing, Refinancing ZillowThe weekly mortgage rate chart illustrates the average 30-year fixed interest rate in six-hour intervals. By Lauren Braun Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed loans fell this week, with the rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgages at 3.70 percent, down 6 basis points from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate fell early in the week, then hovered around 3.66 percent before rising to the current rate on Tuesday morning. "Rates dropped dramatically early last week after [Federal Reserve chairwoman] Janet Yellen suggested it was…
  • Bruce Jenner Buys Malibu Hills Retreat

    Lisa Kaplan Gordon
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:54 am
    Filed under: Buying, Celebrity Homes, Selling Bruce Jenner, the former Olympian and "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" dad, reportedly has purchased a Malibu hills house with calming 360-degree views. Sounds like a place for Jenner to retreat after a difficult start to the new year. In early February, Jenner was involved in a Pacific Coast Highway multi-car accident that left one woman dead. Police investigations are ongoing, but a recent Los Angeles Times article says a law enforcement source claims Jenner's Cadillac Escalade actually rearended two cars in Malibu, pushing one into oncoming…
  • How Millennials Are Transforming Home Buying

    U.S. News
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Filed under: Buying, How To, Lifestyle Eternity in an Instant/Getty ImagesMany millennials are more likely to communicate with their real estate agent by text than by phone or by email. By Teresa Mears For decades, the telephone has been the real estate agent's tool of the trade. But a new wave of younger home buyers is changing the way agents use those phones. Millennials, born between 1980 and the late '90s, don't want to talk. They want texts. "We're on our phones all the time, and this generation does not like to pick up the phone," says Player Murray, managing broker at Berkshire…
  • Brooklyn Girl Lena Dunham Buys in LA

    Zillow
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    Filed under: Buying, Celebrity Homes, Selling The Agency via ZillowThe home Lena Dunham purchased near the Sunset Strip is traditional and modest, at least by LA standards. By Catherine Sherman Lena Dunham is a Brooklyn -- make that Sunset Strip -- kind of girl. Dan Steinberg/Invision/APLena Dunham According to TMZ, the "Girls" star and "Not That Kind of Girl" author has purchased a restored 1920s home a block off Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. The three-bedroom, three-bath Greek revival home is tastefully decorated with white linens, stacks of books and leather chairs next to a warm fire.
  • Jeremy Piven's Malibu Pad Has Room for Your Entourage

    Trulia
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Filed under: Celebrity Homes, Lifestyle, Renting TruliaThe home on a prime stretch of Malibu beach is for rent for as much as $50,000 a month for the peak summer season. By Megan Johnson​ Jeremy Piven -- known as neurotic and intense agent Ari Gold on HBO's "Entourage" -- is putting his three-bedroom, five-bath Malibu home up for rent. Andy Kropa /Invision/APJeremy Piven The actor's beachfront California home just hit the rental market for as much as $50,000 per month. But if you want to spend your summer sunning where the Piv parties (he was recently spotted on the beach with "The…
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  • FYI: Is PA The Most Dangerous Place To Walk In?

    blogeditor
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:48 am
      http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/02/27/walking-dangerous-pennsylvania/ By: Jarek Cotto Man gets 35 years in prison after trying to rob a Cosi for the third time! Why did he get that long? He was prosecuted under the federal Hobbs Act which gives stiffer sentences for armed robberies of businesses involved in interstate commerce. More below. Man steals desktop computers from Port Richmond Walmart. He did it on two occasions where he walked into the electronics section and walked out the back door with the computers while a getaway vehicle was waiting. A new study shows that pedestrian…
  • Northern Liberties Is The Home of Modern Living

    blogeditor
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:25 am
    http://www.franklincourttownhomes.com By: Jarek Cotto You don’t have to walk far in Northern Liberties to stumble upon new projects being built. The Franklin Court Townhomes at 7th and Fairmount are but only one development in this hub of new constructions. These modern townhomes boast a spacious, open layout along with 2,475 sqft of living space and start at $450,000. They have 3 levels of space with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The kitchen is exquisite, and it even comes with the option to select cabinets and countertops ranging from Dark Sable or White Maple cabinetry to Granite or Quartz…
  • FYI: The DNC Is Coming To Philly in 2015!

    blogeditor
    16 Feb 2015 | 7:58 am
      http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/02/12/dnc-democrats-coming-to-philadelphia-tweets/ By: Jarek Cotto A fire broke out this morning at the Locust Medical Center in West Philly. It was around 4:45 a.m. when the fire started and firefighters came to the scene. With the frigid temperatures this morning, and all the water that was used, the whole medical center was in cased in ice. Check out the amazing pictures by clicking below. New York Times has gotten things wrong about Philly a few times. Read about a few of those times below. The Democratic National Convention is coming to…
  • FYI: Paid Sick Leave Now Gets Mayors Support.

    blogeditor
    9 Feb 2015 | 8:07 am
      http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/02/06/10-reasons-paid-sick-leave-great-business/ By: Jarek Cotto This Philly politician wants marijuana sold at state stores. Is it a good idea? Jim Kenney, the newly announced mayoral candidate is the one backing this. It would be a good idea, if weed were to be legalized in PA. A Bucks County Wawa was robbed by a man wielding large kitchen knife. Watch the footage showing the robber purchasing something and paying for it, then while the cash register was open, he took out a large knife and got away with an undisclosed amount of money. police are…
  • New Project at 2401 Washington Avenue

    blogeditor
    4 Feb 2015 | 12:39 pm
    by: Karley Cohen A budding project is coming to fruition at 2401 Washington Avenue.  On January 22, plans were presented to South of South Neighborhood Association (SOSNA) Zoning Committee.  Currently the space is a vacant lot on the corner of 24th and Washington Avenue.  The plan is to build a 5 story building that has 113 units in it.  The first floor would be a commercial space and parking. There have been a few other proposals for Washington Avenue, and none of them have made it past the idea phase, but the community seems to be supporting this project. Harman Deutsch is the building…
 
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  • New Construction in South Kensington! 126-128 W Oxford St.

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:03 am
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics: http://briv.it/s2kI PHASE II BEGINNING! Delivery approximately June/July 2015. OxfordHill is the newest addition to the burgeoning neighborhood of South Kensington. Each newly constructed home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, a rooftop deck, enclosed rear patio, and off- street parking, all packaged in a stunningly modern design by the award-winning firm of Interface Studio Architects. Just blocks away from Fishtown to the east and Northern Liberties to the south, OxfordHill is also directly across the street…
  • 1 Bedroom in Old City: 50 N Front St. 301

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    15 Feb 2015 | 11:35 pm
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics: http://briv.it/r2d4 Old World charm meets the modern amenities you desire in this beautiful 1 bedroom 1 bath flat in Historic Old City. Take the elevator to the 3rd floor and enter into a bright and sunny open floor plan with charming original features such as exposed wood and brick, painted tin ceilings, and large industrial size insulated windows. The floors are solid hardwood throughout and there is space for both a dining room and living room. The kitchen, which overlooks the entire living area, includes…
  • New Construction in Fishtown: 566 E Hewson St.

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    15 Feb 2015 | 11:34 pm
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics: http://briv.it/p2eL One of 6 New construction townhouses (2170, 2172 and 2174 E Norris AND 566, 568 and 570 E Hewson) with over 2,300 square feet of modern, thoughtful living space and off-street PARKING. Magnificent open first floor layout with a soaring 10' high ceiling and an abundance of natural light. Enter into the living room and dining space and through to the kitchen and half bath. The kitchen is fitted with modern espresso cabinetry, stunning Quartz counters and upgraded stainless steel appliances. The…
  • 2 Bedroom in Fishtown: 1410 Orange St

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    10 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics: http://briv.it/i2WF Welcome to this 2 bedroom Fishtown home that is as fresh and delightful as the name of the block it is on. 1410 Orange street has a ton of curb appeal as well. The features of this lovely home include a large rear deck and a bonus 6" side yard paved with brick and a raised landscaped garden area. Great for pets and the urban gardener. Enter in to the living room with new chocolate stained wood flooring in the living and dining rooms. The bright and sunny kitchen includes stainless appliances, a…
  • New Construction in Fishtown: 412 Moyer St. 2 & 4

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    10 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics: http://briv.it/s2Zk Moyer Street Court is located in the heart of Fishtown, this new construction project consists of 11 single family townhome units. All units are 3 bedrooms with 2.5 baths ranging in size from 2030sf to 2630sf. Unit 9 is 23 feet WIDE ! This urban community offers a secure courtyard layout with a private driveway where every home will have it's own attached garage and the entrance immediately off of the courtyard. These stunning townhomes will be built for energy efficiency utilizing green…
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  • The AgencyLogic Social Real Estate Marketing System Explained

    Admin
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    How do you take advantage of the many ways and places to promote your properties? Currently the only way is to find many services from many companies. It’s time-consuming, expensive and none of them work well together. AgencyLogic has solved this problem by creating the first fully integrated social marketing system. Everything you need from one company that all works together with minimal effort! Maximum property exposure and professional personal branding. Fully integrated and affordable! But don’t take our word for it, here is what Napa REALTOR Maurice Tegelaar says: Each…
  • My Blackberry Is Not Working! British Humor At It’s Best :)

    Admin
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Some language/translation help; ‘Orange’ is a mobile carrier like Verizon. Enjoy If you enjoyed this, you certainly enjoy our other Just For Fun posts!
  • Down Payments Demystified – Mortgage 101

    Admin
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Understand your down payment options with this realtor.com® video covering the basics of a mortgage down payment. For more information visit realtor.com.
  • Majority of Realtors Feel Safe on the Job, According to New Survey

    Admin
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Washington, DC – March 2, 2015 (Realtor.org) A new survey from the National Association of Realtors® found 96 percent of Realtors® have never been the victim of crime, but 40 percent have found themselves in situations where they have feared for their safety or the safety of their personal information. Some of the most common circumstances that resulted in fearful situations were open houses, showing vacant and model homes, working with properties that were unlocked or unsecured and showing homes in remote areas. “When I became NAR president last year, I pledged to make Realtor®…
  • What Do You Get With An AgencyLogic Single Property Website?

    Admin
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    You get more with AgencyLogic single property Websites than you can imagine! Are you ready? Custom Domain Name Sophisticated Lead Capture Integrated QR Codes Unlimited high-definition photos Full Screen Slideshow with Detailed Captions Custom Photo Banners Video, Blog, Podcast and Audio Integration Unlimited Property Description Text Automated Property Maps & Area School Links Unlimited Custom Links and Custom Pages Not just for Residential Listings! Email and Print Flyers HTML Flyer Apple iPad/iPhone Compatible More Unbranded MLS Link Enhanced SEO and Free Syndication PowerSite…
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    New Hope Homes For Sale | New Hope Homes

  • Fast and Easy But is it Accurate?

    financemyhome1
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:01 pm
    There are sites all over the web that offer to tell you what your home is worth. Simply plug in your address and email and you’ll get a value. It’s fast; it’s easy but is it accurate? The value is determined by what is called an Automated Valuation Model (AVM) that analyzes public record data with computer decision logic. Square footage, age, number of bedrooms and location are easily definable objective data. The challenge is identifying, measuring and comparing the subjective data. An AVM cannot identify how unique features might add or detract from the value, if the market is…
  • Home is Worth the Sacrifice

    financemyhome1
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:37 am
    There are many reasons people want a home with the most frequent responses being a place of their own, to raise their family, share with their friends and feel safe and secure. These are all strong motivations fueling the American Dream of owning your own home. The motivation is so dominant that buyers are willing to make sacrifices to have their dream come true. According to the 2014 National Association of REALTORS® Home Buyers and Sellers Survey, 72% of first-time buyers cut spending on luxury or non-essential items. They also cut spending on entertainment, clothes and even cancelled…
  • Save on Homeowner’s Insurance

    financemyhome1
    17 Feb 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Insurance is a way to hedge the risk of a possible loss on an asset that a person or entity cannot afford. The cost of the coverage is determined by risk and exposure to the insurer and reflected in the premium. Another way to say it is: don’t buy insurance when you can afford the loss. If you have a mortgage on your home, you must have insurance. It is probably prudent for most people to have property insurance but certain coverage might be avoided because you can afford the loss if you were to have an occurrence. 1. Call your current agent and review your insurance coverage. Ask if there…
  • Homeowner Tax Tips

    financemyhome1
    10 Feb 2015 | 10:10 am
    Even if you’re having a professional help you with your income tax return, you need to provide them with information on the money you spent that might be deductible. Look at the following list to see if any of these things need a little more investigation to determine if they apply to your situation. · If you refinanced your home for the second or subsequent time in 2014, there may be points that can be taken as an interest charge. · Compare mortgage interest, property taxes and other eligible itemized deductions to your standard deduction to see which will give you a larger deduction. ·…
  • 1/2% Could Make a Big Difference

    financemyhome1
    2 Feb 2015 | 11:25 am
    Over 50% of homebuyers don’t shop to find the best interest rate for their mortgage. While a buyer wouldn’t rarely purchase the first home they look at, they will accept the rate and terms offered by only one lender. While the borrower and the property affect the rate and terms that a lender may offer, it is not to be said that all lenders will offer the same terms and rates to the same buyer. Credit score, home location, home price and loan amount, down payment, loan term, interest rate type and loan type all affect the interest rate but different lenders can interpret this information…
 
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    Houston Apartment Insiders' Blog

  • Moving Out: 8 Steps to Do It Right

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:43 am
    Whether you’re moving within Houston or relocating from far away, we’d like to help make your move as easy as possible. While moving out of your old apartment, follow these move-out tips to minimize problems and maximize your chances of getting your whole deposit back.Whether you’re moving within Houston or relocating from far away, we’d like to help make your move as easy as possible. While moving out of your old apartment, follow these move-out tips to minimize problems and maximize your chances of getting your whole deposit back: Read your…
  • Going Minimalist: 4 Tips for Long Distance Moves

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:42 am
    Want to pare-down your life yet still live? Check out these tips for going minimalist so you can fall in love with the big freedom of smaller and lighter living.Long-distance moves inspire many people to try out a growing trend: minimalism. Moving cross country is expensive and time-consuming. The less you own, the easier the whole process will be. You may choose to simplify just for the move, then build back up to your previous comfort level as you settle in. You may decide that going minimalist is a plan for the rest of your life. Whether you’re dabbling in minimalism for a short…
  • New to Houston? Enjoy Valentine’s Day Anyway!

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    12 Feb 2015 | 5:46 am
    New to Houston and at a loss for what to do this Valentine's Day? We've got the scoop to get your settled this February 14th.Valentine’s Day, the holiday for romance, is a lovely time for a date with your true love. If you’re just moving to Houston on your own and haven’t met many of your fellow Houstonians yet, there’s no reason for you to be left out of the celebration. Of course you can spend February 14 like any other day, if you choose, but if all of the hearts and flowers around you make you wish you could be part of the love fest, too, there are plenty of…
  • Valentine’s Day Fun for Houston Kids

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    5 Feb 2015 | 5:21 am
    There are lots of family-friendly things to do in Houston to celebrate Valentine's Day 2015. Dive into these kid-friendly Valentine's Day activities.While Valentine's Day is a reminder for adults to appreciate their spouses and significant others, and maybe go to a romantic place for a special date, that heavy emotion and mature love is a bit much for young kids. Valentine's Day can still be a fun holiday for children, though, if it's focused more on the kinds of love that are already parts of their lives, including friendship, love of family, and kindness to people in need. If your family is…
  • Houston Lovers: Ideas for Long-Distance Romance

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:48 am
    Is your sweetheart in another city? Houston's a wonderful city but it can become a burden if the one you love is somewhere else. We've got ideas for closing the distance between you and your long-distance love.Moving to Houston can be exciting and fun, but it’s tough if you have to leave your sweetheart behind. Valentine’s Day, in particular, is more challenging in a long-distance relationship. It can be enough to put you in an anti-Valentine mood (and if it does, Houston always offers plenty of fun, sarcastic, decidedly unromantic events for Valentine’s Day), but the…
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    IPIN Global - Investing in Property

  • London: The Johnson-Osborne Plan

    24 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    So would residents of London like to be more like New York City? In a scheme announced by the Chancellor George Osborne and London Mayor Boris Johnson, future plans for the city could have an even more profound effect on London residents than has already been created with the city’s growth. In comments made at the 20 February unveiling of a new plan the Mayor stated the goal is to better New York as a commercial and residential city. The six-point plan was outlined at an event at the Tate Modern and was proclaimed as the “Long-Term Economic Plan for London” for growth and…
  • Revealed: Investment Trends in Real Estate Markets 2015

    19 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    2014 was an exciting year for international property investors and we've seen the market open wider than ever before as we get closer to true globalisation. It's not just been a year of opportunity for the world's wealthiest either, although most real estate transactions have been in prime residential and commercial markets. There are increasing opportunities for small investors to enter the property investment market using funds, trusts, crowdfunding and other collective investments as vehicles to participate with minimal capital outlay. Where to invest? How to invest? In our comprehensive…
  • London: A Casino in the Neighbourhood?

    16 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Would you like to have a Vegas-style gambling casino in your neighbourhood or for that matter on your street? This is the issue is being presented to the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council by gaming company Genting Casinos of Birmingham who have submitted proposals for a 30,000 square foot casino at the Holiday Inn hotel on Cromwell Road. Not surprisingly, local residents are opposed to the plans as the Holiday Inn has private residences on three sides of its property. Thurloe Residents Association (TRA) is urging the council to reject the gaming company proposal, citing that there is…
  • International Hotel Sector to Boom in 2015

    10 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    The international hotel sector is set for exponential growth in 2015 as Chinese insurers continue their foray into prime property markets, the most recent acquisition being New York's Baccarat Hotel. Sunshine Insurance Group, one of China's largest insurers announced the purchase of the as yet un-opened 114-room hotel for a record price of US$230m, working out to around US$2m per room. Although the Baccarat Hotel is not scheduled to open until March 2015, the property will be the highest valued hotel in the United States when the acquisition goes through. The hotel was jointly built by US…
  • Choosing the Right Income-Generating Property Asset

    4 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    There are several reasons real estate is the most popular tangible investment on the market: revenue streams from rentals; long-term capital growth; consistent historic growth performance and high-levels of demand within a low-risk environment. Here, we are going to take a look specifically at capital growth and rental income and how to locate the most profitable investment opportunities in an increasingly over-crowded market. Capital Growth When a property appreciates in value, it is known as capital growth. Capital growth has been very strong in major international real estate markets in…
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    Massachusetts Real Estate News

  • Best Google+ Real Estate Articles February 2015

    Bill Gassett
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:50 am
    Best Real Estate on Google + For February While half of us were battling winter snow and cold during the month of February, and…ahem… half of us were bragging about the warm temperatures they were experiencing in the southern climates, it was a great month to catch up on some great real estate reads! Bill Gassett [...]
  • Best Google+ Real Estate Articles January 2015

    Bill Gassett
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:51 am
                              Each month here on Google+, you can find some incredibly good Real Estate articles that we find to be both educational and entertaining. With content marketing being such an integral part of the Real Estate brands that we develop and project, it [...]
  • Walkability Checklist: What Makes A Neighborhood Walkable?

    Bill Gassett
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:45 am
    What makes any particular neighborhood or area walkable? Sure, you walk from your house to your car, or from your car to wherever you’re going once you’ve parked; however, that’s not what we mean by walkable. A neighborhood’s walkability rating is based on how much on average the local populace is able to walk to [...]
  • Bill Gassett’s Real Estate Social Media Profiles

    Bill Gassett
    6 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Social Media Accounts Bill Gassett If you know me at all then you know I am a huge fan of social media! Using social media is a must for smart Realtors who have a blog that is used for sharing their expertise. My blog is the foundation for everything I do online. All of my [...]
  • Best Google+ Real Estate Articles For December 2014

    Bill Gassett
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:54 am
    December had some great real estate articles submitted to the Google Plus real estate communities. It was was hard to narrow down a list with so many great pieces of content being shared, but I managed to do it. Here are 10 of the best real estate articles from December 2014 that I found on [...]
 
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    PropertyShark Real Estate Blog

  • NYC Home Prices Up 2% in 2014, Luxury Market Thriving

    Amalia Otet
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:09 am
    In New York City, the real estate market is as hot as it has ever been. Whether it’s local or international buyers, everybody wants a piece of the Big Apple. This huge demand for urban living has driven property prices up over the past 5 years, with the median price for a NYC home peaking at $505,000 in the third quarter of 2014, according to our latest NYC residential sales report. 2014 Home Sales Highlights Overall, the NYC residential sales market recorded rising prices but weakening sales volume. The median sale price of a NYC home increased 2% year-over-year, from $488,000 in 2013 to…
  • L.A. Housing Market Heating Up in 2014, Median Price at Five-Year High

    Amalia Otet
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:11 am
    The Los Angeles residential real estate market boasted strong sales volumes and rising sale prices in 2014, mainly fueled by increased demand, low inventory levels, and consistent job growth. Median home prices have gone up 11% over the past year, making 2014 the third consecutive year of growth for the local real estate market. Median price of L.A. homes rises, number of homes sold falls According to PropertyShark’s Los Angeles Home Sales Market Report, the median price reached $442,000 in 2014, up 11% from $400,000 in 2013, and up 34% from $330,500 in 2010. The median price per…
  • The 20 Most Expensive Zip Codes in Silicon Valley: Atherton’s 94027 Holds Strong at No.1

    Amalia Otet
    17 Feb 2015 | 8:15 am
    The home of some of the country’s most prominent tech companies is also home to the most expensive residential real estate in the nation. Silicon Valley continues to see increased demand for high-end single-family homes, with zip code 94027 in Atherton, CA standing out as the area’s most expensive place to buy. In fact, according to San Francisco Curbed, 7 out of the 71 billionaires who reside in the Bay Area have a primary residence in Atherton. To see which Silicon Valley zip codes attract the most affluent buyers, we went through the 2014 sales data and we’re ready to reveal the…
  • NYC’s Top 50 Priciest Neighborhoods in 2014

    Amalia Otet
    13 Feb 2015 | 7:03 am
    When it comes to residential real estate, New York City is the ultimate leader. From spacious penthouses to designer lofts and glamorous mansions, NYC’s most astonishing properties are spread across neighborhoods throughout the city. One thing they have in common though: they cater to deep-pocketed home buyers. To see how hot the high-end real estate market really is, and which areas have attracted the wealthiest buyers, PropertyShark created a list of NYC’s top 50 priciest neighborhoods in 2014. Unsurprisingly, most of them were located in Manhattan, but we have a few serious…
  • PropertyShark Launches Improved Polygon Draw Tool for a Better User Experience

    Camelia Bulea
    13 Feb 2015 | 4:42 am
    Today we are excited to announce an improved experience regarding map area selection on PropertyShark.com thanks to our new Polygon Draw Tool. Several improvements have been deployed to the new tool which is now faster to work with and easier to use compared to our previous version. The goal was to offer our users a better tool they can use to refine their selection on Comparables and the Mailing/Data Lists services. Whether you want to compare home prices or to generate property data lists in a specific area, you can use the Polygon Draw Tool to define the exact area you want, down to the…
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    Houston Properties

  • Meyerland Luxury Real Estate, Most Expensive Homes

    Paige Martin
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:34 am
    Guide To Most Expensive Meyerland Houston Homes Strategically located along the southwest bend of Loop 610, Meyerland is 9-square mile, deed-restricted neighborhood. The neighborhood’s cozy atmosphere, great schools, and central location make it a popular choice among homebuyers. Meyerland is also near Beltway 8 and the Southwest Freeway. Meyerland residents have convenient access to Houston’s business, entertainment, and cultural hubs like Downtown, the Galleria, Medical Center, and Museum District. There are plenty of retail and entertainment options within minutes of the…
  • Meyerland Homes For Sale | Meyerland Houston Real Estate

    Paige Martin
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:26 am
    Guide To Meyerland Homes For Sale One of Houston’s first master-planned neighborhoods, Meyerland is a 9-square mile community located just outside the Inner Loop. Meyerland homes for sale are a popular option due to the neighborhood’s: Great location: Meyerland enjoys a central location in southwest Houston and has easy access to key centers like Downtown, the Galleria, and the Medical Center. Convenient access: With two major Houston freeways within minutes of the neighborhood, Meyerland residents have a fairly easy commute to job centers, cultural hubs, and entertainment…
  • Meyerland Houston Homes, Neighborhood, Real Estate Guide

    Paige Martin
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:21 am
    Meyerland Houston Neighborhood Guide Located in southwest Houston, Meyerland is a cozy neighborhood just outside the Inner Loop. Known for its family-friendly vibe and great schools, Meyerland homes for sale are highly regarded for their: GREAT LOCATION: The neighborhood is centrally located and directly south of Bellaire, near both Loop 610 and Beltway 8. Key Houston business, entertainment, and cultural hubs like Downtown, the Medical Center, and the Museum District are all within a short drive from Meyerland. EXEMPLARY SCHOOLS: Some of the best primary, middle, and secondary schools in…
  • 4 Key Hyde Park Real Estate Trends | Houston Properties

    Paige Martin
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:47 am
    4 Intriguing Hyde Park Real Estate Trends Located a few minutes west of Downtown Houston, Hyde Park real estate are among the fastest growing markets in the Inner Loop. Home prices have marked impressive appreciation rates over the past decade, increasing by 117%. Price per square foot has also increased over the same period, though interestingly, the number of homes sold have decreased from 2013 to 2014. Hyde Park is one of the subdivisions that make up Montrose, a cultural hotspot and one of the most highly accessible neighborhoods in Houston. The community’s central location…
  • Hyde Park Homes For Sale Under $500K | Hyde Park Houston

    Paige Martin
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:41 am
    Best Value Hyde Park Homes For Sale Under $500K Located a few minutes west of Downtown Houston, Hyde Park is one of the many subdivisions that make up the colorful neighborhood of Neartown/Montrose. Hyde Park homes for sale are highly prized for their location, high accessibility, and great housing options. Centrally located within the Inner Loop, Hyde Park homes have easy access to business, work, and cultural centers. Key Houston hubs like Downtown Houston, the Medical Center, the Galleria, and the Museum District are all within easy reach. The neighborhood also has great access to a…
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    Top News

  • These Verizon Ads Are All About Real Estate—and We’re Obsessed

    Rachel Stults
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:36 pm
    We live, breathe, and eat real estate over here. So when real estate shows up as the central theme in a national advertising campaign, we’re the kind of people who take notice and geek out about it in our morning meetings. That’s what happened this past weekend when we took a 16-hour break to watch some of our favorite shows and noticed the latest Verizon Wireless commercials. If you haven’t seen them yet, the campaign, titled “Flipside Stories,” features humorous point-counterpoint narratives of people whose lives have been affected by having—or not having—a cellphone…
  • ‘Real Housewives’ Star Shannon Beador Slashes Price Again on Her O.C. Mansion

    Claudine Zap
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:35 pm
    As if the drama of dealing with her fellow housewives wasn’t enough, “Real Housewives of Orange County” star Shannon Beador is also having a bit of real estate drama. While she injected some life into Season 9 of the Bravo franchise, she hasn’t been able to drum up any interest for her luxury home in swanky Newport Coast, CA. The fan favorite and her husband, David Beador, relisted their home last month with a half-million-dollar price cut from its listing last year with agent John Cain. It remains to be seen if a buyer will jump on the discount, given that the asking…
  • Stop Us If You’ve Heard This One: Home Prices Are Up

    Chrystal Caruthers
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:51 pm
    We probably sound like a broken record at this point, but: Home prices are up! They rose 5.7% from January 2014 to January 2015, according to a new study. According to the CoreLogic Home Price Index, which has tracked how tens of thousands of homes have sold and resold over the past 30 years, New York (+5.6%), Wyoming (+8.3%), Texas (+8.3%), and Colorado (+9.1%) all set new highs in the index. The HPI covers 7,267 ZIP codes (60% of total U.S. population) and 1,282 counties (85% of total U.S. population) in all 50 states and Washington, DC, and includes all sales types, including distressed…
  • The Reading Room: Buy a Frank Gehry Guesthouse. Or a Zombie Town? Or Both?

    Realtor.com Team
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Credit: Mark Brown, University of St. Thomas A Frank Gehry–designed guesthouse is going on the auction block. It’s in Minnesota, but since land is not included, you’ll have to cart it away. [Curbed] Yesterday, we learned that Hell is for sale. Today, it’s a zombie town—at least, one featured on “The Walking Dead.” [Thrillist] The New York City Fire Department is using a software application to forecast which buildings are at higher risk of having a fire. [Smithsonian] A poll looks at the relationship between substandard housing and poor health among…
  • All We Ever Wanted Is to Live in One of These 10 Vacation Homes

    Erik Gunther
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Barron’s just unpacked its annual review of the top cities in the country for a second home, and we learned two important things: 1) We really, really, really want to live in Hawaii. 2) Buyers are in such a rush to acquire second homes that they might be making these posh markets overheat. Well, until that bubble bursts (or doesn’t!), we’re going to fantasize—by looking at what’s currently for sale in each of Barron’s top 10 cities. For each city, we picked a home priced close to the median sale price for $1 million-plus homes in that locale. If you find…
 
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    Massachusetts Real Estate- Merrimack Valley

  • No Money Down Loan Programs

    Massachusetts Realtor
    19 Feb 2015 | 12:04 pm
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent Recently I have been involved in a few real estate transaction where the buyer’s were able to secure 100% percent financing on no money down loan programs.  While there are some caveats to securing a no money down loan, there are certainly available and it could be a good route to go for you. Available No Money Down Loan Programs The two No Money Down Loan Programs I am familiar with is USDA Loan and the VA Loan program.  If you are a home buyer and consider a low or no money…
  • Dracut New Construction Ready to be Delivered

    Massachusetts Realtor
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:16 am
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent A Dracut new construction, which is one of two available at the popular Meadow Creek subdivision, built by Sourthern End Realty.  7 Schiripo Way is 2628 square feet of living space and is now ready to be delivered.  Get more information about 7 Schiripo Way, Dracut MA 01826. Related Posts:Two New Constructions Available at Dracut’s Desirable…Meadow Creek at Four Oaks Country Club in Dracut MA7 Schiripo Way, New Construction for Sale, Dracut MA52 Regency Drive for Sale,…
  • Short Sale Closed in Tyngsborough MA

    Massachusetts Realtor
    4 Feb 2015 | 7:50 am
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent Friday, amongst all the chaos of the storm I managed to successfully close on another Tyngsbourgh Massachusetts Short Sale. The lien holders were local Jean d”Arc Credit Union and a small second with Citibank.  As most short sales go the seller was able to walk away with the debt forgiven by both lien holders.  The forgiveness of debt allows my client to move with one less burden hanging over their head. Another Short Sale Closed While the real estate market is definitely…
  • Who does my real estate agent work for?

    Massachusetts Realtor
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:02 am
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent It may seem like a silly question to many home buyers.  Yet time after time, I see home buyers not understand there is a legal relationship created between a real estate agent and a home buying or home selling consumer. It is very important to establish from the beginning who does my real estate agent work for in the transaction.  Understanding the real estate licensee- consumer relationship is key to a successful real estate transaction. Massachusetts Mandatory Licensee- Consumer…
  • Where to find Massachusetts Homes for Sale

    Massachusetts Realtor
    26 Dec 2014 | 11:59 am
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent I have noticed recently that many home buyers looking for Massachusetts Homes for Sale are going about it the wrong way.  I get dozens of calls a week from home buyers looking on large national aggregates like Zillow or Trulia looking for Massachusetts Homes for Sale. The national aggregate home sites just lead to frustration for the home buyer. So what is wrong with the national sites like Zillow and Trulia?  They do not generally pull Massachusetts Homes for Sale from the…
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    Austin Real Estate Secrets

  • Did You Hear That Ad? Do You Believe That?

    Tim Thornton, Greater Austin Area Realtor® ZipRealty, inc.
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:46 pm
    When I was in college I studied media and advertising and learned that sometimes ads are not what they appear to be. Comparisons that on the surface sound incredible, and amazing. Almost super human. So amazing that anyone would be an idiot not to use that product or company, but when you deconstruct the ad and discover that they are not really saying what they want you to believe that they are saying, you often find the disappointing truth that you were not meant to discover. Have you heard or read media ads that claim Real Estate sales productivity at a rate of "50 times that of the average…
  • Who Profits From A Pocket Listing?

    Tim Thornton, Greater Austin Area Realtor® ZipRealty, inc.
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:28 pm
    A: Short answer--the listing brokerage/agent. A: Not the seller.A pocket listing is way for a listing agent to keep your property as "his little secret" until he can find someone to buy your house. So, he puts it on a list and passes it around the office, but seriously, this is just another form of junk mail and a pretense with the hopes that the agent can find a buyer himself and make twice the amount of money as he would if he listed it on the MLS. How do you compare visibility of thousands of professionals and tens of thousands of potential views on the open MLS to the influence of…
  • Austin's Best Schools

    Tim Thornton, Greater Austin Area Realtor® ZipRealty, inc.
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Greater Austin has a number of communities with OUTSTANDING schools--several of which have national ranking. Our own rating and ranking methodology in Texas has become rather convoluted and not always helpful in this last revision--so more and more we are becoming dependent upon other sources of information regarding which schools rank and rate well among their peers. Parents, keep in mind, putting your child in "the very best" schools does not guarantee academic success. In fact, it could work against you if you are not careful. There are so many things to consider when looking at…
  • 2015 Austin Real Estate Market Update: January

    Tim Thornton, Greater Austin Area Realtor® ZipRealty, inc.
    16 Feb 2015 | 6:12 am
    Davy Crockett was known for being an Early American frontier's man, soldier and one of the early American politicians. Crockett was a man of the people who stood up for his country and spoke his mind. I will draw one personal parallel to Crockett--he hailed from the place of my birth--Tennessee.Mr. Crockett is given credit for having said and done many memorable things, one of which had to do with joining the Texas Revolution and fighting in the battle of the Alamo. When leaving Tennessee, Davy Crockett was giving a final political speech when he was quoted as saying: "You can all go to to…
  • #4 in Series: All Good Things Start With A Robust Foundation

    Tim Thornton, Greater Austin Area Realtor® ZipRealty, inc.
    14 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Well, the last couple of days have felt like a struggle and today has been a day of contrasts. It is almost 11pm (that's right, 11 at night) and I have just returned minutes ago from dropping off hot chocolate at the build site where the foundation crew of 7 guys are still working diligently. They probably have 1 to 2 more hours of work yet to go tonight. This is no fault of their own, but due to when the trigger was pulled on some other work and when they were asked to get started, which was about 10 hours ago. They have been hard at it most of the day today and when I left the job site,…
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    RealtyBizNews: Real Estate News

  • Americans remain bullish over home values

    Mike Wheatley
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:10 pm
    Home sales may be off to a sluggish start this year, but home owners are still upbeat when it comes to the value of their homes. They’re willing to spend to preserve that value too. photo credit: Total Bull via photopin (license)   Home-improving giants Lowe’s Co. and Home Depot Inc. reported “blowout fourth quarter profits,” which beat expectations with sales advancing more than 7 percent at both retailers, Bloomberg News reports. Purchases greater than $500 surged 13 percent at Lowe’s. What’s more, January is showing strong gains too, which could prove a boon heading into…
  • You found your dream home but it’s tenant occupied. What next?

    Guest Author
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:55 pm
    HOW ARE YOU GOING TO GET VACANT POSSESSION? Good news! When you are buying a property that is tenant occupied and you or your immediate family are going to occupy the space now used by tenants you can ask the seller/landlord to serve the official ‘Notice to End’ on your behalf. This is based only on month to month tenancies where the rent is payable on the 1st of each month. This is the only reason you are allowed to have the seller/landlord serve the notice unless you and/or the seller/landlord come to a mutual agreement with the tenants to mutually agree to end the tenancy. This usually…
  • Open Listings aims to do away with real estate agents

    Mike Wheatley
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:44 pm
    There’s a new startup in town that’s aiming to take the pressure of the home buying process by letting people cut out the middleman – or in other words, the real estate agent. Open Listings points out that two-thirds of the residential real estate market involves repeart buyers, which means that not everyone might need the services of an agent. Instead, Open Listings is touting a self-service platform with human experts available on-demand for when their expertise is really needed. It charges a flat rate fee, which means buyers can save themselves a good chunk of the standard…
  • Is the trend towards supersize homes set to last?

    Mike Wheatley
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:23 pm
    Last year, new home constructions were bigger than ever before – with the median size of a completed new home averaging at 2,415 square feet, according to a survey by the Commerce Department. But will the trend towards supersized homes be one that sticks? Image credit: GregoryButler via Pixabay.com   During the recession, home sizes got smaller as builders downsized new homes to compete with the flood of discounted foreclosures on the market. The downsizing trend had some housing analysts believe it would be a lasting one, lingering long after the recession. “All the pundits said…
  • Housing set to pick up pace in 2015, realtors believe

    Mike Wheatley
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:28 pm
    Home sales likely will remain subdued early on in the year before picking up in the second quarter and then maintaining a brisk pace for the rest of the year, predicts a new Reuters poll of economists. Housing activity has been bumpy so far. The National Association of Realtors reported this week that existing-home sales tumbled to a nine-month low in January. But economists polled by Reuters are optimistic that a turnaround will occur due to a strengthening job market that is expected to offset some of that drag. “We expect the housing market to improve this year,” David Nice, an…
 
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    What Sam Saw Today

  • Income or Capital? What Do YOU Want From Property Investment?

    Sam
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:11 pm
    With all the talk of sky-high buy to let returns, it’s easy to get overly excited and rush to buy the first property you think you can make a buck on. But, wait. Before you barrel in with any property purchase, it’s critical to first think to yourself: Why? Why am I investing in property? Property is not a passive income stream, no matter what the glossy articles and TV shows say.  Property can be a good way to make money, but it’s not passive.  Even if you have a property managed by agents, the buck and the responsibility still falls to YOU – even if you’ve paid an agent to…
  • Can Property Pay Your Wages?

    Sam
    16 Feb 2015 | 11:31 pm
    It’s an apt question that many people ask themselves.  In these times of booming property prices and soaring buy to let rents it’s no wonder so many people have opted to invest in bricks and mortar over volatile stocks and shares. So when IWC (the makers of Kirsty and Phil’s Location, Location, Location) approached me to be a property consultant for the show they were making “Can Property Pay Your Wages?” for Channel 4, I said “Yes”. As walking proof that property can pay my wages (yes, you really can ditch the day job if you follow the Rules) I was…
  • I Hate Needles, But I Loved My First Acupuncture Session!

    Sam
    12 Feb 2015 | 8:06 am
    Groupon makes you buy the weirdest stuff.  Which is why I cannot be a full-time member.  That, and the fact I cannot stand being bombarded so much by strange stuff I don’t want to be enticed into thinking I need. Anyways, just before Christmas I found myself signing up again to Groupon (I consider myself a “dipper” in that respect; I dip-in-and-dip-out of membership) and finding myself a bargain of a massage, and feeling in need of some treat-me time I quickly bought up a “Meridian Massage” at a place just down the road from me. Now, it’s fair to say I am…
  • How I Pimped Up My Buy To Let Property On The Fly

    Sam
    10 Feb 2015 | 11:47 pm
    “It needs the landlord to attend to see how bad it actually is.” That’s what the email from the maintenance company said to the letting agent. As the landlord of the said property, this line didn’t fill me with warm, fuzzy feelings. It instead, left me with a feeling of dread. Especially when the said property is some 120 miles away from home.  (This is just one real downside to remote property investment). I cast my eyes back over the rest of the email to look for any sign of hope.  There was none.  It was literally a litany of shit.  Which was going to cost a…
  • Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da: Paul McCartney’s Childhood Home Under The Hammer

    Sam
    3 Feb 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Perhaps it was the whopping £6,875 that someone gave for Paul McCartney’s old front door alone, which prompted the owners of Paul McCartney’s former childhood home to put the house under the hammer. Or maybe it was the fact John Lennon’s childhood home (9 Newcastle Road) sold at auction for a spectacular £480,000 (off a guide of £150,000).  Or even that George Harrison’s childhood home (25 Upton Green) can raise an incredible £156,000 at auction – when comparable properties are worth way, way less. Whatever way – Beatle-mania is alive and kicking…
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    Showing Suite

  • 8 Branding Techniques of Successful Agents – Real Estate Solutions

    Brianna Collier
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:57 am
    Branding is an essential part of building a business. No matter what industry you are in, your employer will look you up on Google before you are hired. After searching for awhile they will develop an impression of you. You want to be in control of those impressions and decide what information is out there about you. What is branding? Branding is “the marketing practice of creating a name, symbol or design that identifies and differentiates a product from other products.” Entrepreneur explains it as what you are promising to your customer – “It tells them what they…
  • What Did They Just Say?! Mastering Home Feedback for Home Sales

    Brianna Collier
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:05 am
    You have a truly lovely home for sale. The clients are down to earth, nice, and have done a lot of work on the house. Sow how do you break it do them that one of the improvements they spent money on doesn’t look too great? In fact its an eye sore. They happen to love it though. Two words – Home Feedback. After showing the home to several interested clients, its important to know what they thought. Without a way to gather that information though, your chances for home sales significantly decrease. You have no way of knowing if buyers think the house is priced too high, the shed in…
  • Taking Advantage of Your Home Listings – Networking for Real Estate

    Brianna Collier
    11 Feb 2015 | 8:15 am
    Networking – it can be a tricky part of your job. What exactly does networking mean? Literally, networking means to “interact with other people to exchange information and develop contacts, especially to further one’s career.” In real estate, its all about who you know, or better yet, who knows you. You get yourself out there, people know that you exist, but do they know you? What have you done to stand out from the crowd? Even if you have a face to a name and they know you sell real estate, what makes you special? Say you have a few home listings, those listings…
  • 7 Tips to Ensure Your Listing’s Success – Your Assist to Sell

    Brianna Collier
    4 Feb 2015 | 9:01 am
    There’s nothing worse than putting all this time and effort into a listing and then see it sit on the market for a few years. A variety of factors influence this and you can avoid them. How you are thinking about yourself and your job, pricing, marketing, and house quality all play their part. A little hard work in the right ways can get you where you want to be!    7 Keys to Have a Successful Listing   1. Attitude is everything.     The right mindset can do a world of difference. If you believe you can do something it really does show in your actions. Try…
  • Top Things Millennials Want in a REALTOR – Real Estate Tools

    Brianna Collier
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:14 am
    The projected “millennial home buyers” for 2015 are those in their mid 20′s. They are just starting to get their footing with this “adult” thing, starting to have stable jobs and marriages, thinking about having kids – and they are ready for something a little more permanent to live in. They have grown up on technology and know how to Google like a pro. They are able to get most of what they want in life pretty quickly and are used to getting their way – the “customer is always right” mentality fits them to a “T”. For more info…
 
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    edmontonrealestateinfo.com

  • Upgrading From Condo to House: The Shopping List You Never Thought You’d Need

    admin
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:52 am
    When you upgrade from a condo to a house, you can give yourself that long-awaited pat on the back. You've made it! You now get to experience the dream of owning your own house. This is a momentous occasion in … Continue reading → The post Upgrading From Condo to House: The Shopping List You Never Thought You’d Need appeared first on .
  • Holding an Open House? Be Friendly, Courteous But Avoid TMI Mistakes

    admin
    14 Jan 2015 | 1:31 pm
    Open houses are a great way to garner interest in your property. They are meant to show off and provide information about the property. But, be careful you don’t give up too much information. If you are too chatty or … Continue reading → The post Holding an Open House? Be Friendly, Courteous But Avoid TMI Mistakes appeared first on .
  • What Are The Benefits Of Using A REALTOR®

    admin
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:29 am
    When you decide to list a property for sale, it's your decision whether you want representation through the process by a real estate professional. REALTORS® need to be licensed in Canada, and we are licensed in the province of Alberta. … Continue reading → The post What Are The Benefits Of Using A REALTOR® appeared first on .
  • The Five Minute Guide to Understanding Mortgage ‘Lingo’

    admin
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:18 pm
    For first-time homebuyers, applying for a mortgage can be a confusing and overwhelming experience, with many new terms and concepts to learn and understand. Even for previous homeowners, applying for a new mortgage when you've been out of the 'mortgage … Continue reading → The post The Five Minute Guide to Understanding Mortgage ‘Lingo’ appeared first on .
  • Neighbour’s Curb Appeal Can Help Or Hurt Your Home Sale

    admin
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:59 am
    You spruce up the inside and outside of your home, getting it ready for the market. The paint is fresh, the lawn manicured and flowers grace the walkway leading to your front door. But, even with all this, there is … Continue reading → The post Neighbour’s Curb Appeal Can Help Or Hurt Your Home Sale appeared first on .
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    SBA 504 Loan Blog

  • #tbt Construction Videos

    Trey
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:16 am
    We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: we do a lot of construction loans for small business owners. In fact, more than half our business involves construction these days (lots of it ground-up), and that’s been the case for the last several years. The reason we’ve done so much of it is that we’re so good at it. That sounds pretty cocky, but we’re not shy about bragging on our people. We believe our construction management team is second-to-none, and you can check with our clients to see if it’s true. We’re really proud of the work they do and we’re glad to be able to…
  • Pro Tip: Get Pre-Approved

    Trey
    20 Feb 2015 | 8:35 am
    So let’s say you’re a small business owner who’s interested in owning commercial real estate for your business. Maybe you’ve found the right property and all you need is a loan to buy it. Or maybe you’re just starting to think and look and plan. Maybe you want to start from scratch and you need a construction loan to make your vision a reality. Wherever you are in this process, it’s never too early to explore your financing options. The first thing to keep in mind is that you should have options (plural). You can very easily go to your business banker and…
  • SBA 504 Update | February 2015

    Trey
    13 Feb 2015 | 10:11 am
    About SBA 504 Loans > Up to 90% loan-to-cost financing for owner-occupied commercial real estate > Office, industrial, medical, flex, daycare, retail, self-storage, and flagged hotel > Total project costs up to $15 million > Less impact on cash flow means greater flexibility for property owners SBA 504 loans have a three-part structure, which is ultimately beneficial for both our small business clients and for third-party lenders we work with. A typical project has a 50-40-10 structure, and we’re dealing with the total project cost which includes the purchase price of land…
  • SBA 504 is the Smart Choice

    Trey
    5 Feb 2015 | 1:11 pm
    We sometimes use the word “SmartChoice” to talk about SBA 504 loans. Maybe you’ve seen it in an email from us, or on our website. Our smartphone app is even called the SmartChoice Commercial Loan Calculator. Well, we’ve come to a decision that calling SBA 504 loans something different is confusing at best and we’re going to use the term SmartChoice a lot less going forward. Here’s some backstory on the matter… Let’s first go all the way back to the beginning. Mercantile was formed in 2002 as a commercial lender that would do only SBA 504 loans.
  • Two Billion or Bust!

    Trey
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:10 am
    As of 12/31/14, we’ve closed loans worth $1.56 billion in total project costs. It’s taken almost 13 years and a lot of hard work by our entire team to get this far. Now we’re setting our sights on $2 billion, and we’re aiming to do it in just two years. Maybe it’s New Year optimism, maybe it’s excitement over our merger with IBERIABANK, maybe we’re just a little nuts (likely), but we’re setting a goal of getting to $2 billion in total project costs financed by the end of 2016…and we’ll need your help. There’s $438 million…
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    Keoweepremier.com

  • Blake Lively Plastic Surgery Before After Images

    Alessia Barbara
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:59 pm
    Blake Lively cosmetic surgery might have been the very first amongst the Gossip Girls but it absolutely not the first personality cosmetic procedure. It is often stated that beauty has an accessory to the bodily. This is extremely true particularly in the celebrity globe where everything is fast paced. Blake Lively has lots of fans and her function in Gossip Girls has actually even served to add her even more. This suggests that a huge need has actually been positioned on her by both her job and her publicity. Click on Sofia Vergara plastic surgery, With many prominent celebrities going under…
  • Keep Your Beauty With Safety For A Facial Cream

    Alessia Barbara
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:19 pm
    In everyday, and we are a women required to maintain and guard a beauty ourselves. While the beauty and unable to look at the time. However, beauty is a valuable asset to our lives. By as it is, a woman should keep themselves to soundness or health in terms of in or outside. Particularly, the beauty face more important than others. Because, the face becoming the first time in perspective by others. And a women use of cosmetics variously colored with various brands. One kind of the treatment that is safety for a facial cream. Every woman, need in using a cosmetics. Not only to beautify…
  • Awesome Aspect to Build HGTV Dream House 2015

    Alessia Barbara
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:05 pm
    In the event you like with nature, you may pick the put that includes a sturdy idea of character. Lots of individuals want to are in the comfortable spot, which what they want resides in a very household which has the unusual notion of nature. Should you one particular of that men and women, it's possible you'll make use of your ideas to build what you want. HGTV dream home 2013 is one of the concepts which can notice whatever you want that is certainly living in snug areas with character ambiance. To develop this type of residence you need to have a potent notion, you can set many kinds of…
  • Wonderful Beach Decorating for the Home Design Ideas

    Alessia Barbara
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    When you and an additional persons know, you are able to do a lot of things for astounding seaside decor for that house undertaking. Whether or not you decide on a little or main beach front decorating with the house prepare, the most important aspect vital point is the fact you need to be acquainted with anything you pick out and situate financial strategy up entrance. Seaside decor for that house is evidently for being relieving getaways for anyone whom call for some time away from frustrating profession effect. And, at that point of perspective, your seaside decorating to the residence…
  • Awesome Unforgetable Home Staging Portland Oregon

    Alessia Barbara
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:55 pm
    In residence staging Portland is considered the most proficient industry. Residence Staging Portland Oregon has the state-of-the-art marketplace promote in 3 years in the past. House staging Portland is focused artwork of eye-catching a housing belongings by arranging fixtures and decoration to show up it's got best pores and skin. It gave a assistance for the home provider that takes advantage of specialized prepare, psychology, and real parkland power to arrange your property for resale. Staging minimizes a property’s weaknesses and evidently defines the residing spots, serving possible…
 
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    CREOutsider

  • App News – Evercontact, Space Calculator and CRM

    Chris Clark
    18 Feb 2015 | 5:42 am
    Taking a break from spreadsheets and data management to post on some interesting apps I came across and news on updates to some popular CRE CRM apps. Evercontact A very clever add on for Gmail, Outlook and several CRM apps, Evercontact is a daily service that scans your emails collecting contact info to keep your […]
  • Creating an XML File from Excel for Your Listing Data

    Chris Clark
    11 Feb 2015 | 5:48 am
    Last week I showed you how to keep your listings in Excel. If you’ve done that, you can create an XML file. As I wrote, having an XML file gives you more ways to use your listing data. The process isn’t that difficult as long as you’re aware of some of Excel’s quirks.  Basically, you’re […]
  • Get Your Listing Data Act Together

    Chris Clark
    4 Feb 2015 | 5:51 am
    I’m sick of listening to developers trying to create marketing alternatives to LoopNet tell me about the astoundingly messy state of agent and brokerage listing management. Paper files, multiple spreadsheets, PDFs only! This lack of organization not only hampers new marketing opportunities for your listings but it’s often the nail in the coffin for a […]
  • Residential Real Estate Technology Trends

    Chris Clark
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:51 am
    Most of the current crop of CRE apps is focused on organizing the transaction process or marketing alternatives. The residential sector on the other hand has had plenty of these tools available for years.  Both a larger agent base and the MLS with its data format made that possible.  Commercial has neither and in my […]
  • CRE Innovation Canadian Style

    Chris Clark
    13 Jan 2015 | 5:51 am
    How could Bill McEwen, creator and CEO of SpaceList, create a commercial real estate marketing platform that not only outpaces LoopNet but has become the go to site for Canadian brokerages?   It’s due in part to his commitment to never charge anyone to list or search.  But it’s also because SpaceList understands what it is […]
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    Underwritings Blog

  • 4 Home Inspection Deal Breakers

    Taryne Leahey
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:40 am
    So you’ve found the perfect house in the perfect neighborhood for the perfect price. You’ve even made an offer, and now that it’s been accepted, it’s time to start jumping through all the pre-closing hoops. There’s one in particular, though, that you should pay special attention to: the home inspection. Here are four potential problems that may have you reconsidering the purchase. 1. The foundation Foundations are pretty important. A bad one can create other problems with the house, like cracks in upstairs walls and doors and windows that don’t open and close properly.  They’re…
  • Current Mortgage Rates for Tuesday, March 3, 2015

    Michael Kraus
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:03 am
    Yesterday I said that I anticipated that mortgage rates would hold roughly flat on the week up until the employment report for February came out on Friday.  At least as of now, that prediction was entirely wrong.  Yesterday mortgage backed securities sold off at a steady pace all day, leading to an increase in mortgage rates.  It looks like that momentum is carrying into this morning, as MBS are once again in the red in early trading (UPDATE: MBS have climbed back to even on the day since I began writing this).  I’m at a loss to explain the price action – yesterday’s…
  • Current Mortgage Rates for Monday, March 2, 2015

    Michael Kraus
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:46 am
    “You can’t get too much winter in the winter.” -Robert Frost, “Snow” Here is where Robert and I diverge.  Even though it is March, it is still technically winter.  That said, we woke up to another 6-8 inches of snow and ice this morning in Southwest Connecticut, I think that I’ve had more than enough winter.  Your mileage may vary. Last week mortgage backed securities rallied, and mortgage rates were slightly improved.  It was a very marginal rally, though, and rates sre atill well off the lows of the year.  Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market…
  • Self-Employed? How to Never Miss a Payment

    Thomas Bepko
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:04 am
    Self-employed people can set their own schedule, control their workload, and have the opportunity to earn unlimited income. Although self-employment has its perks, there’s also a downside. Unlike an employee, you’re responsible for finding and keeping clients. There’s always the risk of losing a profitable client and your workload can change each week, so you might deal with inconsistent income. Income fluctuations make it difficult to budget for expenses. Since income you receive can change from month-to-month, paying your mortgage on time can be a challenge. However, the…
  • Obsessed with The Dress?

    Taryne Leahey
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:46 pm
    If you’ve gone within 20 feet of the internet today, then you already know that the world has been divided into two camps: Blue and black, and white and gold. Specifically, which set of colors best describes this dress? First, let’s take a look at the history of this thing. Late afternoon on February 26th, Caitlin McNeill, a 21-year-old from Scotland, posted this picture of her dress on Tumblr. officialunitedstates:unclefather:babypin… Around 6pm that night, Buzzfeed broke the story, and since then everyone from Taylor Swift to Chrissy Teigan has weighed in, and we at Total…
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    We Love Louisville

  • Louisville Real Estate at 3016 Sprowl Rd, Louisville, KY 40299 Unit 9

    Bob
    13 Feb 2015 | 11:26 pm
    3016 Sprowl Rd Louisville, KY 40299 Upgrades, Open, Gorgeous! This rare (there are only ten units)condo with a garage in Town Village Square is light, bright, low maintenance and convenient in the heart of J-town. You’ll love the gas fireplace, … Read more »If you liked Louisville Real Estate at 3016 Sprowl Rd, Louisville, KY 40299 Unit 9, then you may also want to view more homes for sale in Louisville, KY. Related Louisville Real Estate: Louisville Real Estate at 14105 Hickory Hills Trail, Louisville, KY 40299 Louisville Real Estate at 3802 Glenwillow Way Louisville, KY…
  • Louisville Real Estate at 14105 Hickory Hills Trail, Louisville, KY 40299

    Bob
    13 Feb 2015 | 10:30 pm
    14105 Hickory Hills Trl Louisville, KY 40299 Spacious, Elegant, a Three Level Deck that looks out to More Than 5 1/2 Acres of Land! Here’s custom built one and a half story home beautifully situated on a heavily tree home … Read more »If you liked Louisville Real Estate at 14105 Hickory Hills Trail, Louisville, KY 40299, then you may also want to view more homes for sale in Louisville, KY. Related Louisville Real Estate: Louisville Real Estate at 3802 Glenwillow Way Louisville, KY 40299 Louisville Real Estate at 3016 Sprowl Rd, Louisville, KY 40299 Unit 9 Louisville Area Real…
  • Louisville Area Real Estate at 210 Nevin Ln Fisherville, KY 40023

    Bob
    13 Feb 2015 | 10:20 pm
    210 Nevin Ln Fisherville, KY 40023 Wide Open, Updated and Spacious! Never feel like you’re isolated in the kitchen preparing a meal with this brick and stone ranch home! Walk past the covered front porch and to a large great … Read more »If you liked Louisville Area Real Estate at 210 Nevin Ln Fisherville, KY 40023, then you may also want to view more homes for sale in Louisville, KY. Related Louisville Real Estate: Louisville Area Real Estate – 1 Riverpoint Plaza Jeffersonville, IN 47130 Louisville Area Real Estate – 12202 Covered Bridge Rd Sellersburg, IN 47172…
  • Louisville Real Estate at 4708 Arnold Ave, Louisville, KY 40219

    Bob
    13 Feb 2015 | 10:13 pm
    4708 Arnold Ave Louisville, KY 40219 Updates, Spacious, Large Covered Deck and 2 Car Garage with additional Carport! This all Brick Ranch features more than 2100 sq. ft. living space with that relaxing covered back deck that will put a … Read more »If you liked Louisville Real Estate at 4708 Arnold Ave, Louisville, KY 40219, then you may also want to view more homes for sale in Louisville, KY. Related Louisville Real Estate: Louisville Real Estate – 3802 Falcon Crest Dr Louisville, KY 40219 7004 Billie Ln Louisville, KY 40219 Louisville Real Estate at 6807 Brighton Springs Ln…
  • Louisville Real Estate at 11105 Vista Greens Dr Louisville, KY 40241

    Bob
    13 Feb 2015 | 10:01 pm
    11105 Vista Greens Dr Louisville, KY 40241 Updates, Open and Move In Ready! This 1.5 story Brick home has five bedrooms and 3 and a half baths including a First floor Master Bedroom. The 2 story Great Room with vaulted … Read more »If you liked Louisville Real Estate at 11105 Vista Greens Dr Louisville, KY 40241, then you may also want to view more homes for sale in Louisville, KY. Related Louisville Real Estate: Louisville Real Estate at 1018 Greenleaf Rd Louisville, KY 40213 Louisville Real Estate – 10514 Harrogate Ct Louisville, KY 40229 Louisville Real Estate -7911…
 
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  • Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio: TSW Planners, Architects and Landscape Architects

    Courtney Rogers
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:12 am
    Today’s All About Real Estate guest on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio is Bill Tunnell, founding principal with Tunnell Spangler Walsh. A small firm based in Midtown, TSW focuses on planning, architecture and landscape architecture, and it has worked on a variety of different project types, including parks, sports facilities and more. At TSW, the focus [...]
  • Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio: Georgia Aquarium’s Aquanaut Adventure

    Courtney Rogers
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Kristie Ray, director of marketing and promotions for the Georgia Aquarium, is today’s featured guest on the Around Atlanta edition of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio. Metro Atlanta residents who have visited the aquarium once may think they’ve seen it all. However, the Georgia Aquarium is ever changing, and visitors can enjoy something different every [...]
  • Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio: The Providence Group’s Nesbit Reserve

    Courtney Rogers
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:22 am
    The Providence Group of Georgia, LLC is offering the current Deal of the Week on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio. The deal is being offered at Nesbit Reserve in Roswell, and it includes a $5,000 buyer bonus. New home buyers that purchase the homes on both home site 8 and home site 16 can enjoy [...]
  • Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio: Piedmont Residential

    Courtney Rogers
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:19 pm
    J.D. Espana, president of Piedmont Residential, is today’s All About Real Estate guest on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio. Stared in 2007, Piedmont Residential primarily focuses on building homes for first-time home buyers and first-time move-up buyers in Cobb, Cherokee and Paulding counties, as well as in Newnan. When asked how 2015 has been so far [...]
  • Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio: D.R. Horton Home at Heron Bay Golf and Country Club

    Courtney Rogers
    18 Feb 2015 | 12:42 pm
    The current Deal of the Week on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio is being offered by D.R. Horton at Heron Bay Golf and Country Club, an amazing master-planned community in Locust Grove! Currently, the builder is offering a $15,000 incentive with the use of an approved lender on the purchase of the Payton home plan [...]
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    My Moving Reviews

  • The Ultimate Moving Game: Let Friends Help You Move

    Jessica Ryan
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:23 am
    Developer: Yourself Genre(s): RPG, Time Management, Strategy Alternatives: Hire a moving company Interface: English Multiplayer: YES – the more, the merrier Release Date: Moving day Main Characters: You and your trustworthy friends Requirements for Best Performance: Physically strong friends with great organization skills who can maintain their focus and good sense of humor under stress and are willing to sacrifice their free time to help you out Final Goal: Successful relocation to your new home Bonus Points: Borrowing a pick-up truck from a friend instead of renting one Price: Cash for…
  • One Sentence Moving House Checklist: Complete And Unabridged

    Joshua Green
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:28 am
    Having a super detailed moving house checklist will contribute greatly to the success of your move. Download One Sentence Moving House Checklist The outright success when moving house, be it a local move, a cross-country move or an international move, depends primarily on the impeccable pre-move, moving day and post-move organization. Budget your finances right, organize your time properly and prioritize your moving tasks, and you will have nothing but a perfect relocation experience. Without a shadow of a doubt, flawless planning is the key to success when moving house, but that desirable…
  • Forgotten Costs Of Moving Out On Your Own

    Jessica Ryan
    20 Feb 2015 | 6:08 am
    If only the piggy bank was always full, like the ones in fairy-tales… Nobody likes unpleasant surprises, right? This is especially true when it comes to undesirable financial surprises – any additional expenses that further drain your wallet can really throw you in the dumps and cause great distress. In the event of a fast approaching move, a failure to foresee all the inevitable moving costs and to plan your moving budget accordingly will surely result in many unexpected problems and splitting headaches. So, if you are faced with an imminent relocation, you are advised to do your…
  • 7 Signs It’s Time To Move To A New City

    Joshua Green
    18 Feb 2015 | 6:10 am
    Can you feel the stinging pangs of envy every time you hear a successful moving story? Do you get assaulted, kidnapped and kept captive by the green-eyed monster when somebody says something like, “I lived in New York City for 10 years and it changed my life.”, “We moved to Los Angeles 4 years ago and we’re loving it!”, or “I’m moving to Dallas next month because of a new job I’ve found there.”? “Am I happy here?” is all it takes to realize it’s the right time to press the reset button by moving to a new city and starting your life anew. If you can’t help but wish…
  • Moving Season 2014 in Numbers

    Manuella Irwin
    16 Feb 2015 | 8:18 am
    We have already stepped into 2015, eagerly anticipating the new moving season. Inevitably, we are full of expectations for the upcoming season, but before we see what the busy summer relocation period has in store for us, why don’t we take one step back and review what moving season 2014 looked like? After all, every New Year should begin with a retrospective and constructive analysis, right? You can see the highlights presented in the infographic and more in-depth data and analysis below it. Share this Infographic Copy the code below and paste it into your website: <p…
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  • Latest Buy-To-Let Craze: Buying Rooms In Care Homes

    Loxley McKenzie
    17 Feb 2015 | 1:30 am
    The Financial Times are calling it the new buy-to-let with a twist. So what are we talking about? Well, we are talking about the fastest growing investment sector in the world today – Care Home Investing. And as in most forms of investment, if private individuals are waking up to opportunities, you can bet the bigger, professional investment institutions have got there first. This is backed up by the surge of institutional investment in British care homes. Late last year a US hedge fund bought 27 care homes. Pension funds and insurers including Aviva and Legal and General are also…
  • What’s The Difference Between Fractional Ownership And Timeshare?

    Artur Vogt
    12 Feb 2015 | 1:30 am
    Timeshare A timeshare is a room or property you purchase to use for holidays. Most timeshares will include rules about when you can use them. Often you will receive a month’s worth of usage per year for the duration of your ‘ownership’. The important thing to remember is that when you purchase a timeshare, you will be purchasing time in the property. The property itself will be owned by a company. Advantages of a timeshare It may be cheaper to own a timeshare than stay regularly in a hotel depending on the location. Timeshares have been around since the 1960s and they have a better…
  • Manchester – UK’s No. 1 City For House Price Growth

    Loxley McKenzie
    10 Feb 2015 | 1:30 am
    Fourteen years ago, I had a dream to invest in property in order to create financial independence and to leave my day job as a financial consultant. The only location that I could afford to buy property at that time was Manchester. It was an act of serendipity as Manchester helped me to achieve my dream as the market soared. So Manchester is dear to my heart and I am glad to see that there is a big resurgence of this market place. I also benefit as an early investor, as a good portion of my portfolio is still stocked with Manchester real estate…so all good news!   House Prices Soar In…
  • Can I Buy An Investment Property In A Country That I Do Not Live In?

    Loxley McKenzie
    5 Feb 2015 | 1:30 am
    If you buy a property in another country and that country is not your home country you will be classed as a foreign property investor. 25 years ago many countries placed restrictions on foreign investment in property. Many of these restrictions have long since been removed in Europe and the USA. Europe, in particular, has seen dramatic changes. Foreign investors can invest in property in most countries. This includes those in former communist central and East European countries that are now part of the EU. The only exception in Europe is in parts of Switzerland where some restrictions have…
  • Living In Miami Today

    Loxley McKenzie
    6 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Who would have imagined in 2010 that Miami would be the city with one of the fastest growing property markets on earth? MSN placed Miami in their “Top 10 Best US Cities” this year, highlighting its
fine cuisine, nightlife and fashion sense. So if you’re the kind of person who likes haute couture fashion and fine dining, then Miami is the city to be seen in. It is a city of relaxing solitude for many stars of the stage, screen and music scene – Julia Roberts, Matt Damon and Enrique Iglesias to name a few – even ageing rock star, Iggy Pop, has been quoted as saying:…
 
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  • Realtors in Tally as legislature kicks off session

    Florida Realtors® News
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:56 am
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – March 3, 2015 – At 9:31 a.m. this morning, the Florida House convened to kick off the 2015 session of the Florida Legislature. At the same time, the state’s Realtors converged on Tallahassee for the first day of Great American Realtor Days. Realtors arrived in the state capital to talk with their representatives about the major issues of concern to Realtors and all Floridians including: fully funding affordable housing; phasing out a tax on commercial rents; restoring water resources while protecting property rights; and capping fees charged by community…
  • NAR survey: Most Realtors feel safe on the job

    Florida Realtors® News
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:55 am
    WASHINGTON – March 3, 2015 – A new survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) found 96 percent of Realtors have never been the victim of crime, but 40 percent have found themselves in situations where they have feared for their safety or the safety of their personal information. Some of the most common circumstances that resulted in fearful situations: Open houses, showing vacant and model homes, working with properties that were unlocked or unsecured, and showing homes in remote areas. “When I became NAR president last year, I pledged to make Realtor safety a priority…
  • Horrors highlight need to protect Fla. housing funds

    Florida Realtors® News
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:54 am
    ORLANDO, Fla. – March 3, 2015 – The editorial staff of the Orlando Sentinel has joined other critics, including Florida Realtors, in protesting Senate legislation that would redirect a chunk of the state’s affordable housing trust funds. The money is culled from a Realtor-approved portion of Florida’s documentary-stamp taxes on property deals that’s earmarked for affordable housing through the Sadowski Trust Fund, which took effect more than 20 years ago. The local and state groups that usually receive money expect their share of doc-stamp tax revenue to add up to $267…
  • Loan delinquencies back to pre-crisis levels

    Florida Realtors® News
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:53 am
    NEW YORK – March 3, 2015 – More homeowners are current on their mortgage payments. The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on residential properties fell to a rate of 5.68 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the fourth quarter of 2014, according to the newly released Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) National Delinquency Survey. This marked the lowest level since the third quarter of 2007, MBA reports. The mortgage delinquency rate has fallen 71 basis points in just one year. The delinquency rate includes loans that are at least one payment past due; it does not…
  • Baby boomer housing a hot market over next decade

    Florida Realtors® News
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:49 am
    NEW YORK– March 2, 2015 – Sixty-five percent of retirees say they’re living in the best homes of their lives, according to a new Merrill Lynch study conducted in partnership with Age Wave. But many retirees – free from work and family restrictions – will choose to move. The study, “Home in Retirement: More Freedom, New Choices,” found that 64 percent of retirees are likely to move at least once during retirement, with 37 percent having already done so and 27 percent planning to relocate. “How and where our nation’s aging population chooses to live will…
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  • MLS Listings Calgary: 37% Increase in Listings, Prices Still Stable

    Crystal Tost
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:20 am
    CALGARY - In spite of new MLS listings increasing by 37% in relation to January, Calgary homes for sale prices are still stable amid surplus.  Crystal Tost, Top 3 Calgary REMAX REALTOR® of 2014, sells another home this month A report on sales by CREB (Calgary Real Estate Board) last month detailed the percentage increase in listings and sales. CREB noted a decline in sales January year over year, which is due to low customer confidence. This low confidence is triggered by low prices in oil, due to Calgary Oil Crisis 2015 and Alberta’s status in the energy sector. Calgary Real…
  • Calgary Oil Crisis 2015 Is Little Worry To Many Businesses

    Crystal Tost
    14 Feb 2015 | 12:08 am
    CALGARY - Since the price of oil decreased, many of us Calgarians are concerned about the big effects this shift will have on the economy and Calgary real estate. Many people and various businesses however, are showing little worry. I read a great article by Claudia Cattaneo on her take of the oil boom decrease and how many are ot too concerned. I want to share some of that information with you on my blog. Business As Usual In Calgary...For Some In Calgary, its business as usual during the oil crisis of 2015: there has been no drop in sales for most luxury items such as jet charters and…
  • Calgary Real Estate January 2015 Monthly Housing Statistics

    Crystal Tost
    6 Feb 2015 | 2:52 pm
    A combination of uncertainty regarding employment opportunities within the energy sector and the low oil prices experienced throughout the month of January has resulted in a general unease among consumers. As a result, monthly sales within the Calgary housing market fell to a level that has not been seen for the past five years. Furthermore, sales were more than 35 percent lower than the 10 year average as they fell across all three of Calgary’s sectors. Unfortunately, with economic conditions expected to fall short of the predictions that were made in December, this trend is not likely…
  • Calgary Real Estate December 2014 Monthly Housing Statistics

    Crystal Tost
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:32 am
    Despite a December Dip in Sales, 2014 Was a Good Year for the Calgary Real Estate Market  While the Calgary housing market experienced a 7.5 percent decline when comparing December 2014 to December of the previous year, the story was far different when considering only the condominium and townhouse sectors. In fact, it was a records-setting year in these sectors, with sales increasing by 9.3 percent to reach a new annual high. According to the latest CREB® report, monthly sales activity experienced a bit of a slowdown in December. This phenomenon is not unusual, however, as consumers…
  • Calgary Real Estate: Buy/Sell Now in Oil Crisis? Answered!

    Crystal Tost
    24 Jan 2015 | 3:39 am
    CALGARY - Calgary real estate and Alberta’s oil price pain is at the forefront of debate in the news and in our communities. News outlets are saying it’s looking like a gloomy time for Calgary and some are saying don’t worry about it. As a resident of Calgary and a top award winning Calgary real estate agent for 18 years helping buyers and sellers with excellent results, I will give my take on this situation. Alberta Oil Drill during Oil Crisis When the price of the oil barrel falls it sends tremors of worry, concern, and disaster across not only the Alberta economy but the…
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  • Using Fresh Flowers to Stage Your Home for Sale

    Karen Highland
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Home Staging Many real estate agents recommend staging your home when you put it on the market for sale. Showing the home in it’s best light, highlighting the stand-out features, and showing buyers the best use of your space…all these are benefits of staging. [We have several resources with great information in our Staging Category] Using fresh flowers to stage your home will add a touch of luxe. Using Fresh Flowers to Stage Your Home Frederick gardeners, you know you’ve had enough of the drab days of winter when you find yourself out in the yard, in the dark with a…
  • When Right Brain and Left Brain Buy A Home Together

    Karen Highland
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:50 am
    The Right Brain and the Left Brain and Home Buying The American Dream for the majority of people still includes home ownership, even after a decade of housing woes. Wanting to paint my walls the color of my choice, wanting a yard for my dog or kids, hanging my pictures on the nail in the wall, and wanting a place that I can call home… all these sentiments that come from the left and right sides of the brain are the intangible values that move people to make what will most likely be the most complicated and expensive purchase of their lives. The Right Brain Has Reasons to Purchase A Home…
  • 15 BS Facts About Homebuying Everyone Thinks Are True

    Karen Highland
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:57 am
    Facts About Buying and Selling A Home That (really) Aren’t True How can something be a fact, but not be true? In the internet age, it’s very possible to find many so-called facts that don’t really hold true in real life…especially regarding real estate. So many people have so much to say, but don’t really know what they’re talking about. Yep. I said it. BS Facts abound on the world-wide-web. Two reasons why non-facts linger: Old news lasts a long time on the internet. The problem is that any local real estate market can change on a dime. As well as market…
  • Tips for Shopping Mortgage Rates

    Karen Highland
    17 Feb 2015 | 5:28 am
    Shopping For Mortgage Interest Rates Shopping for the best interest rate has always been important when buying a house.  A difference in rates as little as 1/4 % can make the difference between an affordable house and one out of reach.  The challenge with shopping for rates in the Frederick real estate market, as with as any market, is that what you see is not always what you get. Bait and Switch All the marketing you run into, from internet, tv, radio and printed ads, have been designed to make the lender’s phone ring.  Sometimes, the information can be misleading.  When the consumer…
  • Frederick County Real Estate Market Jan 2015

    Karen Highland
    13 Feb 2015 | 9:05 am
    Frederick County Real Estate Market Snapshot January 2015 provided by the Highland Group The real estate market in Frederick came alive in January. Here is a snapshot of Frederick County real estate statistics: Real Estate Statistics in Frederick Md Average Home Sales Price:  $300,100: up a huge 15% from last January. Average Single-Family Sales Price:  $339,600, up 9% Average Attached Home Sales Price:  $233,100, up a large 26% Fewer Townhouses sold this year compared to last: 9% fewer More single-family homes sold compared to last year: 10% more* Median Home Sales Price:  …
 
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  • Snapshot of Private Investment in CRE

    Jonas222
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:13 am
    Commercial real estate continues to attract a breadth and depth of investors across the globe. Here’s a quick summary of some of the facts and figures related to the private investment activity taking place within the United States.   read more
  • Healthcare Real Estate Is in Great Shape

    Jonas222
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:28 am
    National Real Estate Investor recently posted a photo essay of the best markets for investment in healthcare real estate. Some of the cities on the list, as compiled by Elaine Misonzhnik, are Las Vegas, Tucson, Phoenix, Denver, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, and Orlando—each for various positive reasons that range from high growth opportunity to heavy senior population. read more
  • High Growth Retail That Makes You Look Good

    Jonas222
    20 Feb 2015 | 7:39 am
    Health and beauty trends have far-reaching influence on real estate development, as evidenced by the influx of newly constructed fitness centers, spas, and salons in primary, secondary, even tertiary locations all over the nation. But proximity and convenience aside, customers of these industries are often loyal to the brands and pros they know and love. Which is precisely why retail owners and developers must work hard to find ways to differentiate themselves from others in the same category, particularly when the brand is new to an area. read more
  • The New Definition of Class A

    Jonas222
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:41 am
    In the multifamily and office sector, we recognize Class A assets as those that promote a higher standard of excellence in terms of amenities, finishes, and conveniences.  BOMA defines the term for the office classes here, and this older article gives a good working definition for multifamily.   read more
  • The Reason for REITS

    Jonas222
    16 Feb 2015 | 10:44 am
    Lest anyone doubt the popularity of REIT investments, GlobeSt.com just reported on the findings of SNL Financial to reveal that the instrument has collectively raised nearly $9 billion over a 12-month period ending January 31, 2015.   read more
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    Karri Flatla

  • 5 Things to Know When Buying a New-Construction Home in Lethbridge

    Karri Flatla
    18 Feb 2015 | 3:07 pm
    Ah, the smell of sawdust and fresh paint! Hits my senses every time I walk into a new home in Lethbridge. And it will hit your senses too. Hard. New-home smell is an intoxicating force. After all, who can resist the thought of waking up to brand new everything? Despite the emotional appeal, however, there can […]
  • Lethbridge Real Estate Market Update: January 2015

    Karri Flatla
    4 Feb 2015 | 3:23 pm
    City of Lethbridge – Single Family Homes January 2015: Sales to active listings ratio: 11% (53/462, 8.7 months’ inventory) For same month last year: 15% (67/445, 6.6 months’ inventory) Average sale price: $278,899 For same month last year: $277,210 Average Cumulative Days on Market: 104 PENDING sales as of this post date: 33 City of Lethbridge – Condos […]
  • Is Curbside Recycling in Lethbridge a Pressing Issue?

    Karri Flatla
    16 Jan 2015 | 11:24 am
    Residential curbside recycling… it’s a stinky subject that we may not be able to turn our noses up at for much longer… Do you recycle? We do. But I admit, if it weren’t for the hired hand who comes to our door every week to pick up the contents of our blue bin, we would recycle less. […]
  • Real Estate Report: Lethbridge Single-Family Snapshot 2014

    Karri Flatla
    9 Jan 2015 | 2:09 pm
    Months before 2014 came to a close, Albertans watched oil prices begin to tumble rapidly. While our province is far from a one-trick pony, oil is a BIG DEAL to our economy. Lethbridge may be somewhat insulated from oil market volatility, but we are indeed tied to the broader economy at large (think economic spin-off and […]
  • Lethbridge Real Estate Market Update December 2014

    Karri Flatla
    8 Jan 2015 | 12:12 pm
    City of Lethbridge – Single Family Homes December 2014: Sales to active listings ratio: 16% (67/426) For same month last year: 14% (62/455) Average sale price: $251,235 For same month last year: $287,879 PENDING sales as of this post date: 17 December 2014, Year-End: Total number of sales: 1270 For same period last year: 1220 Average sale price: $292,595  << 2.8% increase, year […]
 
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  • The 7 Deadly Sins of Real Estate Referral Marketing

    Rich Gaasenbeek
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Like most real estate agents, you likely have a busy schedule – more hectic, in fact than most other independent professionals. You have a lot of balls in the air. You’re juggling meetings, hosting open houses, fielding offers, making phone calls, and plowing through paperwork.  It’s very easy to miss something and inadvertently create roadblocks to your own success without realizing it. Referrals are one of the most valuable assets to your real estate business. They are high-quality leads that often lead to sales.… Read the rest
  • Real Estate Prospecting Ideas

    Candace Green
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Does the very thought of real estate prospecting make you shudder? If so, you aren’t alone. For many REALTORS® prospecting is a necessary evil, one that is all too easy to postpone and drop to the bottom of your to do list. Yet the majority of real estate professionals are hungry for more quality leads, more of those truly motivated buyers and sellers.  Real estate prospecting is one of the best ways to generate more real estate leads.  It can be time consuming, but it’s an exciting endeavor!  … Read the rest
  • [VIDEO] The #1 Secret to Doubling Your Referral Business

    Candace Green
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    There’s always something valuable to learn from a real estate pro, and Richard Robbins is one of the best! Today I’m happy to share this smart video with you from Richard about how to increase your referral business. It’s no secret that the foundation of any great business must be built on strong repeat and referral business. The real secret is in implementing a system that will generate a predictable stream of high quality referrals for your business each and every year.… Read the rest
  • Infographic: Top 17 Real Estate Influencers You Should Follow on Twitter

    Candace Green
    19 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Here at IXACT Contact, we understand the importance of keeping up with the ever-changing real estate marketing landscape. There are a multitude of ways to do this – but one of our favorites is thought leadership. There are countless real estate marketers, agents, brokers and business owners who share their unique knowledge and innovations with the world. Where do they share it? For many, it all takes place online. Tapping into the knowledge of these individual is the perfect way to keep learning.… Read the rest
  • What is Real Estate Drip Email Marketing?

    Candace Green
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:20 am
    While a dripping faucet may be a hassle in the kitchen, drip marketing is actually a wonderful thing for your real estate business! Do you keep in touch with your database on a regular basis, reminding your contacts that you’re available when they’re ready to buy or sell a home?  One of the easiest and most effective ways to keep in touch and build relationships with your leads is through drip email marketing (also known as Email Activity Plans). What is Drip Marketing?… Read the rest
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  • Foreclosures in Centerville GA in March 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:49 pm
    Foreclosures in Centerville GA in March 2015 I keep hearing from consumers who are looking for REO homes who say there are not many to choose from. That is certainly the case for foreclosures in Centerville GA in March 2015! Currently, REO properties account for only 7.9% of the overall available inventory in Centerville GA. As […] The post Foreclosures in Centerville GA in March 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • Foreclosures in Bonaire GA in March 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Foreclosures in Bonaire GA in March 2015 It remains a short list for consumers who are looking for available foreclosures in Bonaire GA in March 2015. The inventory is limited, and if you are serious about purchasing a bank owned home in this community, you must be ready with a legitimate offer. Any delay will […] The post Foreclosures in Bonaire GA in March 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • Foreclosures in Warner Robins GA in March 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    28 Feb 2015 | 4:32 pm
    Foreclosures in Warner Robins GA in March 2015 The number of available foreclosures in Warner Robins GA in March 2015 is a tiny percentage of the overall real estate market in this community. Currently, only 4.1% of the available real estate in Warner Robins is distressed, which means consumers who want an REO home in […] The post Foreclosures in Warner Robins GA in March 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • How to Sell Your Home in the Spring

    Anita Clark Realtor
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:06 am
    How to Sell Your Home in the Spring It is no secret that spring is one of the busiest times of the year for real estate markets. The warmer weather brings out consumers who are excitedly looking for homes. This bodes well for sellers, especially those who took the opportunity during the winter months to […] The post How to Sell Your Home in the Spring appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • What is my Warner Robins GA Home Worth in January 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    16 Feb 2015 | 12:54 pm
    What is my Warner Robins GA Home Worth in January 2015 Middle GA potential sellers who wanted to know What is my Warner Robins GA home worth in January 2015 will not be getting the answer they hoped for this month. The weather, plenty of inventory, and unrealistic sellers made this past month the worst selling […] The post What is my Warner Robins GA Home Worth in January 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
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  • Top 40 Under 40: IRR’s Rusty Rich named top business professional by Birmingham Business Journal

    John Albrecht
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Here at Integra Realty Resources, we strive to provide clients the expertise and service they need to make informed decisions about the commercial real estate market.  Through our research, valuation, and counseling services, our appraisers across the country are helping business and individuals navigate all of the ebbs and flows of this complex market.  That’s why we are always proud to hear when one of our team members is recognized for their work in the …
  • Retail is on the rise in San Fran, and infill development is a win in Boise

    Ray Cirz
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Here are the news stories you might have missed last week: The New York Times: Downtown Cincinnati thrives as riots’ memories recede Cincinnati is undergoing a quiet rebirth.  The city saw a decrease in residents and businesses after the 2001 riots, but now Cincinnati is regaining economic ground.  The city’s downtown district is experiencing a rush of new commercial development in the office, retail, and multifamily sectors, aided by the long-standing financial encouragement from legacy …
  • Will surging multifamily demand keep pace with Philadelphia’s growing supply?

    Joseph Pasquarella
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:35 am
    Philadelphia is the place to be: the Pope is visiting in 2015, the Democratic National Committee chose the city for its 2016 convention, and millennials and baby boomers are increasingly calling the City of Brotherly Love home. Spurred by attractive rents and an influx of new housing, both young and old are moving into Philadelphia’s Center City for tech and pharmaceutical jobs, as well as quality retail and restaurant choices.  A large supply of multifamily …
  • Big Money Returns to Suburban Office Markets – A Guest Post from Llenrock Group

    Ray Cirz
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:55 am
    This post from Eric Hawthorn is part of our Llenrock Group guest post series and originally appeared on the Llenrock Group blog. Gateway markets and CBDs tend to get all the attention when it comes to the development or sales of office properties, but these high-profile markets and submarkets are not the only places one can find opportunities for office projects and transactions. Granted, highly constrained markets like Manhattan and San Francisco are seeing the …
  • REITs brace for a bust, and Philadelphia is taking on water

    Ray Cirz
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Here are the news stories you might have missed this week: The Wall Street Journal: After boom, bust could be upon apartment REITs What a difference a year makes.  While 2014 was a banner year for real estate investment trusts (REITs), it looks like a bust might be on the horizon.  REITs specializing in apartment buildings saw returns drop precariously in February, with some analysts fearing that the market is overvalued.  Oversupply and more construction …
 
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    The Oatley Team

  • Tulips and Juleps

    Laura
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:05 am
    The Oatley Team Forget about the cold weather and snow and start thinking spring with The Junior League of Louisville’s Tulips and Juleps Art and Gift Market. In the past the Junior League hosted a holiday market but this year they are changing it up. To get everyone out of the winter doldrums they are getting you ready […] Laura
  • Home of the Week: 5422 Valley Park Dr.

    Laura
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:46 pm
    The Oatley Team This is an amazing former Cimarron model home! You will find a newer roof, HVAC AND WATER HEATER! This spectacular all brick walkout ranch features a 4 car garage (w/tandem parking) and a circular drive! There is beautiful hardwood entry with custom molding and 9′ ceilings and crystal chandelier! You will find a 14′ dining […] Laura
  • Buy with The Oatley Team

    Laura
    18 Feb 2015 | 2:47 pm
    The Oatley Team There are so many great reasons to purchase in today’s market. Rates are low, prices are unbelievable, and there is some great inventory! There are several things you need to look at when purchasing an investment. You should always hire a realtor to help you in the purchase. Buyers agents are free and can save […] Laura
  • Home of the Week: 12609 Razor Court

    Laura
    9 Feb 2015 | 4:51 pm
    The Oatley Team Our Home of the week, 12609 Razor Court is stunning. This beautiful walkout home located on a premium gorgeous lot with private wooded views and cascading creek. This stunning home features 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, wet bar, and a three car garage! So many upgrades in this wonderful home including an open kitchen with large […] Laura
  • Fight for Air Climb

    Laura
    5 Feb 2015 | 7:48 pm
    The Oatley Team This weekend The American Lung Association is hosting their 2nd annual Fight for Air Climb in Louisville. Fight for Air Climbs are unique fundraising events for the American Lung Association. Novice and expert athletes of all ages are welcome to climb. Your participation will raise the funds necessary to provide lifesaving education, research and advocacy […] Laura
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  • Deal Alert: WiseStamp for $25 for life

    Agent Avenue
    18 Feb 2015 | 3:44 pm
    Having a great email signature can be one simple change to dramatically improve your emails and Real Estate branding. Go Straight to the deal! How many emails did you send last week? Probably more than you realize. I sent 107 myself. Do you know you’re missing out on a ton of opportunities with your emails? You may be surprised but one of the most important parts of your email is … your email signature. You can always go the route of hiring someone to make custom email signature image for your Real Estate business but its a fixed image and things change quickly. We highly…
  • Deal Alert: Microsoft Is Giving Away 100GB Of OneDrive For 2 Years

    Agent Avenue
    11 Feb 2015 | 10:18 am
    Microsoft wants you to use OneDrive instead of some other cloud storage solution. (like DropBox, which we love) It also wants you to take part in the Bing Rewards program. So here’s an idea, how about giving people 100GB of free OneDrive storage for two years when they sign up for Bing Rewards? That’s exactly what the tech giant has decided to do. Until February 28th, you can get 100GB of OneDrive for free just by becoming a Bing Rewards member. To do so, login to your Microsoft account and go to your Bing Rewards dashboard. You should see a page that says Not a Bing Rewards…
  • Editing Video in Chrome – 3 different ways

    Agent Avenue
    10 Feb 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Editing Video in Chrome Editing Video in Chrome: Video editing has always been a bare. How to you edit your featured tours, slideshows and real estate videos to help promote your website and listings? Thankfully the wonderful site, MakeUseOf.com provides a great how to for editing video in Chrome! The browser we recommend, know and love. Now real estate agents can edit their video without the need of hiring someone or buying expensive software. Editing Video in Chrome See the full post here The Internet allows anyone to make art these days. And with smartphone video technology making everyone…
  • Crafting a quality Google+ post

    Agent Avenue
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:05 pm
    A few best practices to take advantage of Google+! Best Practices for crafting a Google+ Post. There is no character limit: write longer posts to spark discussions Encourage participation: ask questions and include a call to action! Be responsive: +1 and reply to great comments Post high-res photos to get a larger post in the stream (bonus tip) Mix photo posts with videos or animated gifs to attract attention in Google+ Include hhashtagsto make your posts easier to find #agentavenue Do you any great tips for Google plus? Let us know below! The post Crafting a quality Google+ post appeared…
  • Find it, see it, get it first – Tell a story

    Agent Avenue
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:35 am
    Have you seen these commercials from Realtor.com? They are fantastic, fun and they do a great job of telling a quick story. Check them out below. One thing to keep in mind as you watch.. Do you tell a story with you real estate marketing? Why should someone hire you? Why use your office etc? A quick story can be very powerful when it comes to selling  prospect with your marketing. Tell A Story This story is simple: you get a notification, you run to the house, have a party, hug your agent, sign a form and the house is yours. Watch one yoga girl find her dream home first with the realtor.com…
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    PropertyCluster.com Blog

  • The Impact of School Locations on Home Prices

    Rebecca
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:26 am
    Buying a home is a great decision but not an easy one.  A home is an investment and buyers consider a number of factors before zeroing in on a place they want to put their money in. Let us look at some of the buying trends. Some of the key parameters people consider before taking a decision on buying a home are – apart from the budget, design and layout of the house, is the proximity of the house to the supermarket and healthcare services as well as basic amenities. These few considerations help prospective homebuyers from taking a decision. There is one other aspect which also plays a…
  • 7 Negotiation Tips For The Home Buyers [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Rebecca
    9 Feb 2015 | 11:18 pm
    Negotiation is both an art and a science. You need to deal in a way that not only appeases you but also appears favorable for the seller. While negotiating, you also need to act timely and smartly. A single slip can throw the ball in the court of another buyer who may be equally desperate for the piece of property you have set your eye on. Here we offer you some tips to simplify the deal-making process and help you strike a winning deal. Information Used to Create Infographic (Source): PropertyCluster.com Feel free to Subscribe to our PropertyCluster Blog to stay up to date with our latest…
  • Convert Your Home into a Garden of Love for a Date Night

    Rebecca
    3 Feb 2015 | 9:13 pm
    Are you bored of the sameness of dine-in restaurants and shopping malls; and do you wish for a date that is more relaxing and romantic than hectic and expensive? With a few out-of-the-box ideas and simple preparations for a night in at home, you can get a most pleasant evening with your beloved without stepping out of the comforts of your nest. A date night at home besides offering the much coveted privacy, helps you save a lot of money that you would otherwise be shelling on eating out and traveling. So grab a bottle of wine, light a few candles, and cuddle up with your lover on a couch, in…
  • Checklist You Must Follow to Make House Moving a Pleasant Experience

    Rebecca
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:09 am
    Moving has always been a daunting task and everyone generally ends up saying – “Never again!” However, everyone has to move to a new place sooner or later. So, here are some tips to make your moving a simple and stress-free experience. image by mccun934 Pre-Moving Project The pre-moving project can be divided into the following categories based on the time before moving you out. 4-6 weeks before moving Book a packing company. Discard items that are of no use. Don’t forget to sort through garden/garage shed. Pen down the list of items that need careful handling while…
  • Ways to Amicably Deal with Bad Neighbors When Selling Your Home

    Rebecca
    8 Jan 2015 | 10:06 pm
    Selling a home is never a piece of cake; however, bad neighbors can push the prospects further down. A U.S. appraisal group has even stated that the problem of bad neighbors proves costly for home sellers as it is known to have reduced the property value by 5-10 percent. So while you allocate budget to improve the interiors and curb appeal of your home, you might just need to keep money ready to pay for improving your neighbor’s yard if he is too reluctant to care of things out of his own pockets. Here we discuss ways to deal with some commonly observed neighbors’ problem that may…
 
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    Ocean View Real Estate

  • Step-by-step to a mortgage in Dubai

    Holly Woolston
    15 Feb 2015 | 9:35 pm
    Getting a mortgage in Dubai can be an easy process, but there is a lot of paperwork involved, especially if you are getting a mortgage for your property. A lot of different factors come in to play when banks are considered the amount of money they are willing to lend to individuals, including their nationality, salary, previous loans and even if the property they wish to buy has had a mortgage taken out against it previously. The below guide can help you step-by-step, to ensuring your mortgage application in Dubai runs smoothly. Firstly, go to the bank to get a pre-approval for your mortgage…
  • How to spot a Dubai property disaster from a property gem

    Holly Woolston
    13 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    When you are looking to buy a property in Dubai, there are many factors that need to be considered. Although falling in love with your future property is important, it is also vital that you do not overlook little problems that may turn into your worst nightmare. Here are some things to look out for as you look around properties, to make sure you are buying a Dubai property gem and not a property disaster! 1) Check the state of the flooring This may not seem like something that is extremely important, as flooring can always be replaced. However, if you are buying a villa or a ground floor…
  • How to find the best mortgage for you in Dubai

    Holly Woolston
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:30 pm
    It can be argued that Dubai and Abu Dhabi have continuous ups and downs when it comes to property prices. Most of all rumors over increasing or decreasing property prices tend to cause panic in the UAE, with people constantly fearing a return of the property crash. However, as the real estate market is set to stabilize in 2015, there is no better time to buy your dream property in Dubai. With over 30 different mortgage lenders in the UAE, there are many companies to choose from. No matter what type of property you are searching for, it is always advised to get your mortgage in place first,…
  • Areas on the rise in Dubai

    Holly Woolston
    10 Feb 2015 | 10:33 pm
    Motor City, Dubai (Image Credit: motorcity.ae) With extreme rental and sales prices reached in 2014, many people opted to move a little further out or to less populated communities in order to save a buck on rental and purchase costs. As recent studies show that Dubai’s property prices are set to fall up to 10% in 2015, we take a look at the places and communities on the rise. Bur Dubai As the prices in surrounding areas like Jumeirah and Downtown Dubai continue to rise, a boost in new rentals in Bur Dubai has been seen. Providing a much more economic option, only 10 minutes from Downtown…
  • The World Island – Dubai property just went underwater!

    Holly Woolston
    10 Feb 2015 | 12:30 am
    Could you live underwater? This is the question you must ask yourself when thinking about Dubai’s latest property project! Built on the Monaco Island on The World Islands off the Dubai coastline, this community of villas is expected to be the first properties up for sale in this infamous project, which has now restarted after having been halted due to the economic crisis. With a selection of the villas underwater, this would be the perfect way to see how Dubai’s marine life live, but is it too obscure for people to live underwater? Well, many people would say no, as the villas are…
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  • Lunchtime Quick Hits

    3 Mar 2015 | 11:53 am
    An Inquirer editorial asks Council President Darrell Clarke, "What part of 'strong mayor government' do you not understand?"; apparently, Realtor-developer Ori Feibush's campaign was merely a harbinger of things to come; the tortured path to restoration of the Divine Lorraine Hotel is no longer developer Eric Blumenfeld's only headache; and since we were talking about the strong rental market this morning, let's take a look at what $1,200 a month gets you in various parts of town right now: Control over what's built (The Philadelphia Inquirer|Philly.com) South Philly real estate agent…
  • Report: Center City housing boom sustainable, at least in the short run

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    New multifamily rental projects accounted for 68 percent of all new housing construction in Greater Center City last year, and 97 percent of all new construction in the city core. Two projects, 1900 Arch (shown here under construction last spring) and Icon, accounted for the bulk of that 97 percent. A continuing influx of residents, the bulk of them Millennials, has continued to fuel a housing construction boom in Center City and the areas to its immediate north and south, according to the Center City District's latest analysis of the state of the Center City housing market. And while this…
  • The great divide in mortgages: Fixed vs. adjustable rate

    3 Mar 2015 | 4:02 am
    The most interesting aspect of choosing a mortgage has to do with how the rate is set. One method offers stability, the other the prospect of lower rates in the short term (or longer, if you choose a hybrid loan) Mortgage loans come in so many flavors, Baskin-Robbins would be hard pressed to keep up were the ice-cream parlor chain a bank instead. (We are, however, glad to inform you that Heinz’ 57 varieties would more than exhaust the field.) In our next few posts in this series, we will explain to you the various types of mortgages available and their advantages and risks. But almost all…
  • Penn trustees OK design for Pennovation Center

    2 Mar 2015 | 2:44 pm
    Aerial view of the Pennovation Works site showing the Pennovation Center in context. University Avenue is at left. The University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees last week signed off on the design for the Pennovation Center, the first major component of the university's planned Pennovation Works project on the east bank of the Schuylkill River in Grays Ferry, just south of the Penn campus. The Pennovation Center project will repurpose a former DuPont Co. materials research lab into a hub for enterpreneurship, innovation, research and social interaction. Rendering showing east and north…
  • Afternoon Quick Hits

    2 Mar 2015 | 1:52 pm
    A charming yet struggling Delaware County suburb pins its hopes for renewal on its historic downtown theater; some lots in this town seem to be cursed, and it now appears the curse has been lifted from one of them; every so often, though, one of those un- or underdeveloped lots contains hidden gems. Here's the story of one; and a small building that played a giant role in Philadelphia's musical history will become apartments;  Staging a comeback: Inner-ring town counting on theater (The Philadelphia Inquirer|Philly.com)The long road to getting a deal done at 1911 Walnut St. in Center City…
 
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    The Truth About Mortgage.com

  • BBVA Compass Launches No Down Payment Mortgage

    Colin Robertson
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Sure, Fannie and Freddie now allow LTVs as high as 97%, and the FHA only requires 3.5% down, but why stop there? Today, BBVA Compass announced the launch of its “Home Ownership Made Easier” (HOME) loan program, which allows borrowers to snag 100% financing on a home purchase. The bank is offering the new product [&hellip
  • Folks, Don’t Forget to Cash Your Foreclosure Checks

    Colin Robertson
    19 Feb 2015 | 5:25 pm
    What good is a settlement if you don’t actually cash your check? Oh wait, I think I just answered my own question. But all jokes aside, some 600,000 checks mailed to homeowners as part of the Independent Foreclosure Review have now expired without being cashed or deposited. For the record, the payments could be as [&hellip
  • Discover May Exit the Mortgage Biz

    Colin Robertson
    17 Feb 2015 | 12:35 pm
    After only about three years, Discover might be looking to get out of the mortgage business, per a new interview with Discover Financial CEO David Nelms. The credit card company officially launched Discover Home Loans in June of 2012 after purchasing certain loan origination assets from LendingTree in mid-2011 for around $56 million. It seemed [&hellip
  • Trulia: The Home Price Rebound Is Over, Jobs Are Now Key

    Colin Robertson
    11 Feb 2015 | 4:30 pm
    A new analysis from Trulia, soon to be taken over by Zillow (maybe), claims the home price rebound is over. In other words, home price gains resulting from the prior crisis are kind of baked in at this point. And more importantly, you need jobs for your city to continue to see home price gains [&hellip
  • Appraisers and Homeowners Finally Agree on Home Values Again

    Colin Robertson
    11 Feb 2015 | 2:09 pm
    Maybe home prices are finally where they should be. A new study from Quicken Loans revealed that the gap between appraisers’ opinions of home values and those of homeowners narrowed significantly in January. In fact, appraisers only valued homes 0.18% higher than homeowners, which makes you wonder if homeowners should be appraisers. Just kidding. The [&hellip
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    Beazer Homes Blog

  • New Home Backyard Contest – Beazer New Jersey

    Beazer Homes
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:02 am
    Is the backyard your family’s retreat? Do you dream of relaxing in the evenings next to a fire pit with s’mores in a relaxing over-sized hammock? We want to know what type of backyard oasis you would prefer for this Estates at Federal Hill move-in ready home! Tell us on this Beazer Homes New Jersey Facebook post for a chance to win a $25 VISA gift card. *NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Contest is for Facebook comments made on this COMMENT TO WIN post between 3/2/15 and 3/7/15. Limit one entry per household. Prize consists…
  • Personalize Your Living Spaces To Meet Your Needs…at No Additional Cost

    Beazer Homes
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:34 am
    One major perk to buying a brand new home versus a preexisting home is the ability to personalize. For most builders this means adding rooms or additional structures, selecting light fixtures, backsplashes, additional décor finishes, and more, for an additional fee. For Beazer Homes, it  means the freedom to choose how you want to live in your new home with our no cost floor plan options. Our Choice Plans allow new home buyers the flexibility to choose from multiple home layout options, offering you the ability to reallocate your new home’s space for the kitchen, master bath, and…
  • Beazer Homes Division Presidents Bike To Support Multiple Sclerosis

    Beazer Homes
    19 Feb 2015 | 1:01 pm
    Over 35 years ago, The Executive Director of the Minnesota Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Will Munger, and his then-10-year-old son decided to ride their bikes from Duluth, Minnesota to Minneapolis. The novice riders were unable to complete the 150-mile ride in one day and had to spend one night in Hinckley, about halfway between the two cities. When he and his son completed their ride and arrived in Minneapolis, Will thought that if he and his son could complete 150 miles in two days, others could too. Years later, in 1980, 200 cyclists duplicated Will’s original ride…
  • New Home Kitchen Contest – Beazer New Jersey

    Beazer Homes
    18 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    The Beazer Homes Welcome Home Sales Event has been extended in New Jersey! For a limited time take advantage of great savings on brand new homes. Also, now’s your chance to enter to win! Tell us on Facebook how much you think this Estate at Devonshire kitchen is and you could win. *NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Contest is for Facebook comments made on this New Jersey kitchen post between 2/18/15 and 2/25/15.  Limit one entry per household.  Prize consists of one $25 VISA gift card to closest guess.  Winnings cannot be…
  • Save on Thomasville Furniture for Your New Beazer Home

    Beazer Homes
    2 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Looking for great deals to make your new house feel like home?  As part of our Welcome Home Sales Event our partners at Thomasville® are offering 10% off your Thomasville furniture purchase of $1200 or more when you purchase a new Beazer home. With these special savings and an array of collections, styles, and finishes from which to choose, you’re sure to find the perfect piece to dress your new home.  Be it a bedroom suite or new dining furniture, the professionals at your local Thomasville showroom are there to help.  Please see a New Home Counselor for participating Beazer…
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    Atlanta Real Estate Forum

  • Traton Homes Opens Model Townhome at Hawthorne Gate in Smyrna

    Traton Homes
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Traton Homes is excited to announce the grand opening of its fully-decorated model townhome at Hawthorne Gate in Smyrna. Featuring The Carrick floor plan, this model home combines functional design with upscale design finishes and a vibrant color palette. “This beautiful model home provides home buyers with the perfect opportunity to explore the live, work, play [...]
  • Virginia Place Luxury Townhomes for Sale in Historic Virginia Highland

    Virginia Place
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:24 pm
    891 Briarcliff TH, LP, a partnership between Southeast Capital Companies (SEC) and Patrick Malloy Communities, is pleased to announce Virginia Place, a luxury townhome community located in the highly walkable Virginia Highland neighborhood. This charming community features three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath, Charlestonian townhomes priced from the low $500,000s. Construction is underway at Virginia Place located in the [...]
  • Construction Resources Participates in 2015 Luxury Living Show

    Construction Resources
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:32 am
    Construction Resources is participating in The Luxury Living Show which takes place March 1 to 31 at Phipps Plaza. Several Construction Resources companies were featured including Atlanta Kitchen, Builder’s Flooring & Tile and Atlanta Glass & Mirror. These companies contributed products that were showcased in a kitchen and bathroom. Construction Resources partnered with Bell Kitchen & [...]
  • Homebuyers Work with Windsong to Refine the Design of a New Active Adult Plan

    Windsong Properties
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:43 am
    Heron Pond is an exquisite community offering the best in low maintenance living for today’s active adult. With five initial plans offered and none of them meeting the needs of Bob Rittle and Doreen Marshall, Windsong asked the couple to participate in refining the design of a new plan on the boards. Intrigued and excited [...]
  • Construction Underway on Exclusive Community Pool and Cabana at Avalon

    Monte Hewett Homes
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:23 am
    Monte Hewett Homes is excited to announce that construction is well underway on the pool and cabana at Avalon in Alpharetta. Available for the exclusive use of Avalon homeowners, this private oasis will feature a custom designed circular swimming pool, relaxing chairs perfect for sunbathing and covered areas for keeping cool or enjoying a poolside [...]
 
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    Bidselect

  • Finding a Home to Love

    moswalt
    13 Feb 2015 | 12:55 pm
    During the house hunting process there can be a level of excitement in finding a home to love. This could keep one from focusing on basic home functions and features. This rush of exhilaration can be likened to an increase in endorphins. Keeping focused as well as embracing the positive feelings can lead to long term satisfaction making you happy to come home! Let’s look at some of the things to consider when finding a home to love. Affordability vs. Debt: While you may have a desire to own a larger home, or one in a better community, consider current and future bills and the ability to…
  • Place the Winning Bid

    moswalt
    10 Feb 2015 | 8:54 am
    You have found the perfect home and now you want to place the winning bid.  Ensure your strategy for submitting an offer is one that will position you in the best light as a contender.  Most buyers are aware before they start house hunting that they should be prequalified and have their finances lined up in advance as well as take advantage of utilizing the talents of a trusted real estate agent.  The following focus points take into account that you have already done both. Listen and be available: When you have decided to make an offer, have honest discussions and listen to the advice of…
  • Preparing For Your At-Home Big Game Party

    moswalt
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:06 pm
    Preparing for your at-home Big Game party takes time and is part of the process in hosting the loud cheering, food eating company that will be invited to share the day with you!  Conversely the NFL prepares the stadium, books the halftime entertainment, plans for security and ensures game balls are properly inflated.  Leaving nothing to chance it makes sense to prepare and plan for your own event. This is a let it all out, enjoy friends and family, and eat what you can type of party!  So yes, you should plan but do so with the spirit of fun and relaxation in mind. Remember the focus IS the…
  • Civil Rights and Fair Housing

    moswalt
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Civil rights paved the way for many and sparked rapid change that among other legislative events led to the Fair Housing Act.  Enacted in 1968, as Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Fair Housing Act provided Americans with constitutional rights and continues to guide housing practices today. In summary, the Fair Housing Act meant that you were no longer allowed to discriminate against or refuse to sell, rent or finance a residential dwelling to persons because of their race, color, religion, sex, familial status or national origin. In addition you were no longer allowed to…
  • Joy, Laughter and Longing

    moswalt
    24 Dec 2014 | 7:20 am
    This time of year brings joy, laughter and longing for time with those past and present from my life.  As I grew up, the weeks before Christmas seemed like an eternity and the cookie baking, family gatherings and lights was never enough.  Now that I have aged in years I can’t seem to find the time to get everything done much less bake cookies! We live in a very diverse and wonderful country.  Each of us can learn from one another and share seasonal greetings with those around us.  From my neighbor who lights the menorah to my fellow man that celebrates seven core principals, the…
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    louisvillegalsrealestateblog.com

  • Trevor Mauch – The Big Goal Trap – Podcast Episode #47

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:23 am
      This is the third podcast in my series on entrepreneurship and I have Trevor Mauch back with me today. Trevor is a serial entrepreneur who has built several million dollar businesses and is the founder of Investor Carrot.  Today we are going to talk about the big goal trap. Sometimes your goals can really […] The post Trevor Mauch – The Big Goal Trap – Podcast Episode #47 appeared first on .
  • Landlords Beware – Kentucky’s Dog Bite Bill – Update

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:32 pm
      Landlord Liability and the “Dog Bite Bill: in KY I first wrote an article about the Kentucky “Dog Bite Bill” back in 2012.  Today I have an update for you.  This bill has the ability to place a  huge amount unwanted liability on landlords not only here in Kentucky, but in other areas as […] The post Landlords Beware – Kentucky’s Dog Bite Bill – Update appeared first on .
  • Anthony Garrant – Wholesaling in Your 20’s – Podcast Episode #47

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:40 am
    Did you ever wonder if age was a factor when it came to being a real estate investor?  Let me just clear that up for you; it isn’t!  You can’t be too young, and you can’t be too old.   What does matter however is the level of confidence that you have when talking to […] The post Anthony Garrant – Wholesaling in Your 20’s – Podcast Episode #47 appeared first on .
  • Your Lead Manager Solution -SI Lead Manager + Free Trial

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:56 am
      If you intend to be a successful real estate investor, it’s absolutely necessary for you to have some type of CRM or database.  Just about everyone starts out without any system for keeping track of their leads and that might work for a while.  But over time things start slipping through the cracks. What […] The post Your Lead Manager Solution -SI Lead Manager + Free Trial appeared first on .
  • Trevor Mauch – Why Productivity Hacks Don’t Work – Podcast Episode #46

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    16 Feb 2015 | 8:38 am
      Today in this 2nd episode of this series on “Entrepreneurship” the topic is why productivity hacks don’t work. “Productivity hack”s is a term that is used all the time to describe how we can be more productive. You will often also hear the words “short cut” used in the same sentence.   It’s pretty common […] The post Trevor Mauch – Why Productivity Hacks Don’t Work – Podcast Episode #46 appeared first on .
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  • Portugal property prices rise for first time since bailout

    3 Mar 2015 | 10:16 am
    Photo: Luis AscensoProperty prices in Portugal have risen for the first time since the bailout, according to new figures.The latest housing market survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Confidencial Imobilario shows that house prices are beginning to recovery, supported by growing confidence.The increase in property values is only marginal, but marks the first rise since the bailout programme and since the RICS/Ci survey began in 2010. Values rose modestly in Lisbon and the Algarve, while Porto, where prices had previously been falling, saw values stabilise.That trend is…
  • Construction begins on £20m Shankly Hotel in Liverpool

    3 Mar 2015 | 10:14 am
    The development is a 83-room football-themed hotel in honour of the legendary Liverpool FC manager, Bill Shankly. The joint venture between Signature Living and the surviving Shankly family will convert the former council offices of Millennium House on Victoria Street into a luxury hotel. It will include a museum dedicated to the football icon, which will contain never-before-seen family memorabilia covering his glittering reign at Anfield. A permanent tribute to the life of Bill Shankly, Signature expects it to become a football heritage destination for people from all over the world.
  • Record complaints received from tenants and landlords

    3 Mar 2015 | 9:59 am
    The Property Ombudsman is one of three consumer redress schemes authorised by the government whose role it is to provide fair and reasonable resolutions to complaints between members of the public and Property Agents and Professionals. The other two are Ombudsman Services and the Property Redress Scheme.The schemes were made obligatory for all letting agents last year, prompting a deluge of disputes to be reported. In the three months following the enforcement of the new legislation, TPO received a record number of complaints, with 2,246 tenants and landlords reporting disputes concerning…
  • Istanbul gets Europe's first major monorail

    3 Mar 2015 | 9:49 am
    Istanbul is already home to more than 10 different kinds of public transport, but the latest – a 47km monorail known as the Havaray – is set to carry some 200,000 passengers per day high above the bustling streets.The Havaray will be Europe's first major monorail system and should help Istanbul to transport its citizens more easily, avoiding the queues completely by travelling above them. The monorail is also tipped to have bring other benefits to the city, claims Director of Universal21, Adil Yaman, whose company has two developments within the city."Istanbul's new monorail is…
  • North Korea re-opens to tourists

    3 Mar 2015 | 9:35 am
    Last year's Pyongyand Marathon, when foreigners were permitted to take part Photo: North Korea Travel North Korea has re-opened its borders to tourists, after introducing a four-month ban.The clampdown on overseas visitors was in response to the Ebole virus, which officials feared could spread to the country. It was implemented in October 2014, closing its borders to foreign tourists completely. Since then, it also added a three-week quarantine period for those entering the country.No Ebola cases have been reported in North Korea at all. Neither have there been any cases reported in Asia.
 
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    Hilton Head Real Estate Blog

  • Bring on the sunshine

    3 Mar 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Bring on the sunshine Spring is quickly approaching in the south, and that only means one thing—more sunlight The lowcountry is lucky enough to not have had snowfall or too many freezing temperatures, but I think I can speak for many people when I say that everyone is looking forward to warmer weather. With spring being only three weeks away, summer is right around the corner… As the sun comes out, people will begin to yearn for outdoor activities. Luckily, there are many things to do outside If you’re looking for a meal with a view, try ELA’s restaurant for brunch every Sunday from…
  • Hilton Head History

    3 Mar 2015 | 12:17 pm
    Many, many years ago the island was inhabited by Native Americans and in the 1500’s there were periods of Spanish and French who came and went.  In 1663 Captain William Hilton (for whom Hilton Head is named) came to the area to explore lands King Charles had granted to eight Lords Proprietors.  Sailing around Port Royal Sound, Hilton spotted a headland on the island’s north end and the island became known as Hilton’s Head. For many years there was cattle raising and indigo farming but then later on Long Staple Sea Island cotton brought fortunes here. The cotton plantations were tended…
  • The Find… Consignment Furniture Shopping on Hilton Head and Bluffton

    3 Mar 2015 | 10:37 am
    I remember growing up that my dad would go to garage sales and thrift stores every weekend looking for who knows what.  I asked him, “Why do you go to garage sales every weekend when you can just go to the store and buy new things?”  I can still recall his answer.  After a long pause he said, “Son it’s always about the find.” In truth we really didn’t need most of the things that he brought home but years later I am beginning to think I might have inherited some of the old man’s enthusiasm for bargain hunting.  A few years back I remodeled my first home on a very tight…
  • Buying Your First Home

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:13 am
    HAVE YOU DREAMED OF OWNING –Programs are out there to help Please pass blog to all of your friends Find out if you can qualify for a home today – waiting may cost you more than you think. As a REALTOR and SC State Housing Certified Real Estate Professional, I can tell you that this is a great time to be a first time home buyer in South Carolina. If you do not own a home or property at this time in South Carolina, even if you have owned a home before, many of the benefits may be available to you too- surprise Keep reading- I have information in this blog you may not know and may save you…
  • Palmetto Dunes Open House 2/6/2015 and 2/7/2015

    5 Feb 2015 | 1:47 pm
    Dunes Real Estate is throwing a huge Spring Palmetto Dunes Real Estate Open House and Youre Invited Spanning Two days February 6th amp; 7th QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS, PLEASE CALL 843.842.1111 OR STOP BY OUR REAL ESTATE SALES OFFICELOCATED BESIDE THE PALMETTO DUNES PASS OFFICE. Dunes Real Estate is holding an open house in Palmetto Dunes featuring 7 properties on Friday and 7 properties on Saturday. This is a fantastic oppotunity to see homes and villas behind the gate of Palmetto Dunes across a variety of price points. To access simply visit our Palmetto Dunes office which is located immediatly…
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    Tholco Real Estate Group

  • New Agent Announcement Greg Ketchum

    Jason Thoele
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:55 pm
    We are pleased to welcome our newest Agent… Greg Ketchum! WHY IS THOLCO ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING AGENCIES IN BAKERSFIELD? Tholco Real Estate Group gives it’s Agents the tools needed to close more deals. Here are some of the tools we provide to our Agents at no additional cost: 1. Free Leads – sent directly to our Agents cell phones and email to increase their business 2. Sales Training – to teach you how to close more deals 3. Client Management System – we have a in-house system that allows you to manage the entire follow up and transaction process with your clients that you…
  • What is Mortgage Insurance

    Jason Thoele
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Mortgage Insurance is an insurance premium the borrower of a mortgage loan pays if they do not meet a specified percentage equity amount in a subject property after making the down payment. The insurance covers the lender for the added risk of a high Loan-To-Value (LTV) mortgage. COMMON MISTAKE: You will want to be sure not to confuse Mortgage Insurance with homeowner insurance, which covers risks from fire, liability, etc. Homeowner insurance is also traditionally required when securing a mortgage, but is separate from Mortgage Insurance. Borrower Paid Mortgage Insurance (BPMI) Lenders…
  • Seven Oaks Showcase Homes for Sale

    Jason Thoele
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:58 am
    Elegant English Georgian-style Country Home in Seven Oaks Showcase I by Seven Oaks Clubhouse. Keen attention paid to detail in custom design of 7500 square feet of luxurious entertaining and living space. Six bedrooms, 3 full, 1.(3/4),2.(1/2)baths, 8 fireplaces, formal dining room, formal great room, library with mahogany bookshelves, cabinets, and rolling ladder, office, fully self-contained grandfather/guest suite one-bedroom apartment with full kitchen with laundry facilities, bathroom, and living area with separate entrance, hotel-like master suite, elevator, custom woodwork and built…
  • What’s up in roofs? Metal growing in popularity

    Jason Thoele
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:46 am
    It’s hard to believe, but the 2013-14 polar vortex wasn’t all bad. Sure, it brought North America record cold and snow, in one of the worst winters ever. But the weather phenomenon’s silver lining was in persuading many homeowners it was time to forever abandon their conventional roofs for something better. That “something” is the increasingly popular metal roof. According to the St. Louis-based Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA), the residential metal roofing market has grown by double digits in the last five years. Residential roofing experts report metal roofing is…
  • Showing Your Home

    Jason Thoele
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:03 pm
    You want potential buyers to feel at home from the minute they walk up the driveway. Give them a canvas to fill. It’s showtime! Start with a good cleaning, eliminate clutter, put away the knickknacks and add fresh coats of a neutral-colored paint to brighten rooms. Oh, and tidy up the yard. Your Tholco Real Estate Agent can give you all sorts of tips to help boost your home’s curb appeal and impress potential buyers once they’re inside. Here are a few basics: If the weather permits, open the windows (if there is too much noise outside, close them). If it’s cold enough to…
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    Tholco Real Estate Group

  • New Agent Announcement Greg Ketchum

    Jason Thoele
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:55 pm
    We are pleased to welcome our newest Agent… Greg Ketchum! WHY IS THOLCO ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING AGENCIES IN BAKERSFIELD? Tholco Real Estate Group gives it’s Agents the tools needed to close more deals. Here are some of the tools we provide to our Agents at no additional cost: 1. Free Leads – sent directly to our Agents cell phones and email to increase their business 2. Sales Training – to teach you how to close more deals 3. Client Management System – we have a in-house system that allows you to manage the entire follow up and transaction process with your clients that you…
  • What is Mortgage Insurance

    Jason Thoele
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Mortgage Insurance is an insurance premium the borrower of a mortgage loan pays if they do not meet a specified percentage equity amount in a subject property after making the down payment. The insurance covers the lender for the added risk of a high Loan-To-Value (LTV) mortgage. COMMON MISTAKE: You will want to be sure not to confuse Mortgage Insurance with homeowner insurance, which covers risks from fire, liability, etc. Homeowner insurance is also traditionally required when securing a mortgage, but is separate from Mortgage Insurance. Borrower Paid Mortgage Insurance (BPMI) Lenders…
  • Seven Oaks Showcase Homes for Sale

    Jason Thoele
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:58 am
    Elegant English Georgian-style Country Home in Seven Oaks Showcase I by Seven Oaks Clubhouse. Keen attention paid to detail in custom design of 7500 square feet of luxurious entertaining and living space. Six bedrooms, 3 full, 1.(3/4),2.(1/2)baths, 8 fireplaces, formal dining room, formal great room, library with mahogany bookshelves, cabinets, and rolling ladder, office, fully self-contained grandfather/guest suite one-bedroom apartment with full kitchen with laundry facilities, bathroom, and living area with separate entrance, hotel-like master suite, elevator, custom woodwork and built…
  • What’s up in roofs? Metal growing in popularity

    Jason Thoele
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:46 am
    It’s hard to believe, but the 2013-14 polar vortex wasn’t all bad. Sure, it brought North America record cold and snow, in one of the worst winters ever. But the weather phenomenon’s silver lining was in persuading many homeowners it was time to forever abandon their conventional roofs for something better. That “something” is the increasingly popular metal roof. According to the St. Louis-based Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA), the residential metal roofing market has grown by double digits in the last five years. Residential roofing experts report metal roofing is…
  • Showing Your Home

    Jason Thoele
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:03 pm
    You want potential buyers to feel at home from the minute they walk up the driveway. Give them a canvas to fill. It’s showtime! Start with a good cleaning, eliminate clutter, put away the knickknacks and add fresh coats of a neutral-colored paint to brighten rooms. Oh, and tidy up the yard. Your Tholco Real Estate Agent can give you all sorts of tips to help boost your home’s curb appeal and impress potential buyers once they’re inside. Here are a few basics: If the weather permits, open the windows (if there is too much noise outside, close them). If it’s cold enough to…
 
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    Orange County Real Estate | Aliso Viejo Real Estate | Laguna Niguel Real Estate | Dana Point Real Estate

  • Gorgeous Monarch Beach Ocean View Home

    949hometeam
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:50 am
    Monarch Beach Ocean and Golf Course View Home Ocean and golf course views from both levels from this gorgeous Monarch Beach in the prestigious guard gated community of Ritz Pointe.  Tastefully well appointed over 2,500 square feet including four bedroom,…Read more ›Gorgeous Monarch Beach Ocean View Home is a post from: Orange County Real Estate
  • Slice of Paradise in Aliso

    949hometeam
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Picture Perfect Aliso Viejo View Home For Sale This newly listed gorgeous home offers a host of fantastic touches, three bedrooms, 2.5 bathes and amazing views. The extremely well appointed home features a wide open floor plan with abundant natural light, an…Read more ›Slice of Paradise in Aliso is a post from: Orange County Real Estate
  • Aliso Viejo Real Estate Report February 2015

    949hometeam
    16 Feb 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Aliso Viejo Real Estate Report Aliso Viejo Real Estate at a Glance: a slow start to 2015 much like the rest of Orange County real estate. The market here in Aliso is stable and we expect 2015 to look very much…Read more ›Aliso Viejo Real Estate Report February 2015 is a post from: Orange County Real Estate
  • Orange County Real Estate Report February 2015

    949hometeam
    16 Feb 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Orange County Real Estate – the year starts slow, as usually 2015 started a bit slow which is typical here in Orange County real estate. The market is very stable right now making it a great time to be a…Read more ›Orange County Real Estate Report February 2015 is a post from: Orange County Real Estate
  • Is now the right time to list your Orange County home?

    949hometeam
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:07 pm
    In the Orange County real estate market there was no noticeable slowdown in demand as the year winded down.  While less homes were listed in November and December there was a lingering strong buyer demand level that has continued into…Read more ›Is now the right time to list your Orange County home? is a post from: Orange County Real Estate
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    PropertyMetrics

  • What You Should Know About The Triple Net (NNN) Lease

    propertymetrics
    19 Feb 2015 | 2:20 pm
    The NNN Lease, often just called the triple net lease, is a common lease structure used in commercial real estate. Despite the popularity of the NNN lease, the triple net lease structure is still commonly misunderstood by many commercial real estate professionals. In this article we’ll take a deep dive into the NNN lease, dispel some common misconceptions about the triple net lease, and then finally we’ll tie it all together with a clear and concise example. What is a Triple Net (NNN) Lease? First of all, what exactly is a triple net, or NNN, lease? A triple net (NNN) lease is…
  • How to Use the Operating Expense Ratio

    propertymetrics
    22 Dec 2014 | 11:53 am
    The operating expense ratio provides a lot of useful insight into a commercial property analysis, but it’s not as widely used as it ought to be. The operating expense ratio is a simple ratio that’s easy to calculate and in this article we’ll take a closer look at how to calculate the operating expense ratio, how to interpret it, and finally we’ll tie it all together with a solid example. Operating Expense Ratio Definition First of all, what exactly is the operating expense ratio? The operating expense ratio is simply the total of all expenses needed to operate a…
  • What is a Tenant Estoppel and How Does It Work?

    propertymetrics
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:27 am
    In commercial real estate the tenant estoppel often comes up during the due diligence phase of an acquisition or during the underwriting of a loan. What exactly is a tenant estoppel and how does it work? Let’s dive in and take a closer look at the tenant estoppel. What is a Tenant Estoppel? What exactly is a tenant estoppel? By definition, an estoppel certificate is a “signed statement by a party certifying for another’s benefit that certain facts are correct, as that a lease exists, that there are no defaults, and that rent is paid to a certain date. A party’s delivery of…
  • How to Use the Effective Annual Rate

    propertymetrics
    8 Dec 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Typically an interest rate is given as a nominal, or stated, annual rate of interest. But when compounding occurs more than once per year, the rate of interest actually realized will be higher than the nominal rate of interest. This actual, realized rate is known as the Effective Annual Rate (EAR). In this article we’ll take a closer look at the effective annual rate, dig into the effective annual rate formula, and then we’ll tie it all together by looking at an effective annual rate example using Canadian mortgages. How to Calculate The Effective Annual Rate The effective annual…
  • How Not to Use NPV in Excel

    propertymetrics
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:25 am
    NPV in Excel is widely used but commonly misunderstood. Even top MBA grads commonly misuse NPV in Excel. In this short article we’ll look at the problem with NPV in Excel, show you where most people go wrong, and we’ll also walk through the correct way to use the NPV function in Excel, step-by-step. The Problem With NPV in Excel First of all, what’s the problem with NPV in Excel? Why do so many people get it wrong? Well, contrary to popular belief, NPV in Excel does not actually calculate the Net Present Value (NPV). Instead, it calculates the present value of a series…
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    Lucy Kelts

  • Spring Garden Festival and Tomatomania!® at the San Diego Botanic Garden on March 14-15

    Lucy Kelts Blogger
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:38 pm
    Don’t miss the San Diego Botanic Garden’s new Spring Garden Festival and Tomatomania!® featuring a wide variety of herbs, spring plants, bromeliads, garden art and implements and of course tomatoes! During this festival, garden experts will be on hand to answer questions and provide helpful advice on spring plantings and caring for your entire garden. Terrific food will be available from Divine Fresh and musical entertainment from Bob Ballentine and friends. Be sure not to miss our petting zoo and pony rides. Bring out the whole family! This year, Scott Daigre will be our special…
  • Family Day at the Maritime Museum of San Diego on February 22

    Lucy Kelts Blogger
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:38 am
    Enjoy a great day with your family exploring the ships at the Maritime Museum of San Diego, and stay for free craft activities. Kids craft activity will be available from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM aboard the ships. It’s a great way to spend some family time together! For an additional $5 per person, families can sign up for a Historic Bay Cruise on San Diego Bay aboard the museum’s historic 1914 harbor pilot boat Pilot. Children must be accompanied by an adult in order to receive free Maritime Museum admission. Only two children 12 or under per adult will be admitted free. The…
  • “Tower After Hours: Ireland” at the Museum of Man San Diego

    Lucy Kelts Blogger
    11 Feb 2015 | 10:19 pm
    Join in the fun and experience the rich cultural heritage of Ireland at Tower After Hours: Ireland at the Museum of Man San Diego on February 26 from 6-8 p.m. Taste delicious Irish pub fare from local eateries, watch lively performances of music and dance, and enjoy a cold Guinness. Don’t miss this great Irish party! Tickets: $15 for Museum Members and $30 for E-Club Members. Ticket includes entrance to the museum, food tastings, beverages, and cultural entertainment. Each museum member is entitled to one additional guest ticket at member price. Tickets are non-refundable, but they…
  • 17240 Turf Club Drive

    Lucy Kelts
    9 Feb 2015 | 11:33 am
    Positioned to capture and enjoy the ultimate views of the Crosby Signature 16th fairway and waterways and vistas beyond.  Incomparable VIEWS!  Pristine interiors, very lightly lived in and offering the highly desirable floorplan with 3BR suites–all enjoying privacy.  Master suite on 1st level, 2BR suites up.  Optional 4th BR or library or formal dining room down.  Beautiful natural light throughout!!! The Crosby Crosby Association includes guard gated entrances, lakes, biking/hiking trails, private streets, playground and passive recreational areas. Crosby Country Club (separate…
  • 8170 High Society Way

    Lucy Kelts
    1 Feb 2015 | 2:11 am
    Classic Crosby Estate located on a premier lot overlooking the golf course below. This 5BR/5BA plus 2 powder room home with amazing curb appeal, has the MASTER and the attached GUEST HOUSE on the MAIN LEVEL, a family room on both upper and lower levels, upgraded limestone and hardwood floors, huge kitchen area with 2 walk-in pantries and an abundance of storage throughout. There are multiple French doors, viewing balconies and a courtyard with fireplace and terracotta stone. The backyard has an infinity edge pool, spa, BBQ, outdoor kitchen, fireplace and plenty of grassy areas for children or…
 
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    Hipster Investments

  • Actual Cost Value vs. Replacement Cost Coverage: How Should I Insure My Rental?

    Jackie McGinnis
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:33 am
    Disclaimer: I am not an insurance expert, nor do I claim to know exact policy types or coverage limits that should be in insurance policies for rental properties. Therefore, any information I provide is merely a stepping stone to helping you realize what kind of policies are out there. For further details and guidance, contact an insurance agent. Because I’m not one! In fact, I invite comments from anyone who can add more insight to this topic to help aid in providing a full understanding. Believe it or not, insurance is not the most exciting thing to talk about when it comes to a rental…
  • Reinventing Life/Work Balance

    Jackie McGinnis
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:25 am
    The 9-5 routine is quickly becoming a thing of the past. With the Internet and technology what it is today, people are working together across time zones and continents. One person’s 9-5 is another person’s happy hour. Punching into a time clock and “doing your time” seems so…outdated, and frankly: boring. Agree? When you think ‘life/work’ balance, what do you see? The first, and major, portion of your day devoted entirely to work? Then you leave all that behind, get home, put on the tv, have some dinner and go to sleep to do it all the next day? Try imagining this instead:…
  • What’s Available Wednesday? Trenton!

    Jackie McGinnis
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:51 am
    So- Hipster fell in love: with Trenton, NJ…. What do we find so attractive about this city located between New York and Philly? Everything! The location is just right: poised for real growth in an in-demand locale. Unemployment is significantly low here. Lots of stable renters. Timing is everything and right now Trenton has some incredible low buy-in deals and some excellent no-hassle properties for you to choose from. Side note: like us, Barbara Corcoran loves Trenton too – and we think you will Today’s property comes with a tenant in place as a condition of closing and…
  • Finding Your Comfort Level: How to Choose Investments That Won’t Shave Years Off Your Life

    Jackie McGinnis
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:54 am
    Have you ever really looked at some of the debates that go on among real estate investors? There’s the infamous debate about whether it’s better to buy with all cash or to leverage. There’s the debate about whether monthly cash flow or appreciation is more financially lucrative. There’s the debate about whether wholesaling is really a form of investing at all (oh wait, maybe that’s just me that argues that one). There’s the debate about whether a note that pays a higher percentage than a rental property is actually more advantageous than buying the rental property. And lastly,…
  • Ride Your Momentum

    Jackie McGinnis
    20 Feb 2015 | 8:33 am
    You know how when you’re skiing, snowboarding, or even riding a bike – you need to build up a little momentum….? You know: you can’t go from zero to sixty in a flash. It takes a little bit of time to work up to it! Just as with physical stuff, success is like that too. You need to work up to success and living your ideal lifestyle. You need to build up your momentum – then, once you’re going, you need to ride it. Want to build up your momentum? The best way to do so is to choose a path, a routine, a way of thinking and commit yourself to these things every single day. The…
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    Point2 Agent Real Estate Marketing Blog

  • Recap: What Agents REALLY Want from Their Brokers

    Geneva Ives
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:32 pm
    If you have been following our blog lately, you know that we started a new broker profitability series for brokers and managers this year. This monthly online coaching event is designed to help them power up their businesses with tips from top real estate coaches. Well, now we’re happy to announce that we have added a monthly event for agents, too! Whether you’re an agent trying to up your numbers in 2015 or a broker looking to provide coaching for your team, this powered up session is for you. And did we mention that it’s completely free? Our first live coaching agent event…
  • Faces of Point2 – Daniel Czank

    Jacquelyn Bauer
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:30 am
    Title: Programmer Start Date: June 2014 Daniel Czank (with a silent “C”) is a programmer for one of our Yardi projects and would almost be considered a newbie if there hadn’t been so many hired after him. When asked if he goes by Daniel or something else, he said “Daniel, Dan, Danny…I’m okay with any of them.” This easy-going guy has interests in music, reading, writing, archaeology and cool new technology, and basically sounds like someone whose brain you’d want to pick. So we did! We asked Daniel to answer a few questions about himself.
  • Top Home Buyer FAQs

    Geneva Ives
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Are you looking for ways to be more helpful to online consumers? These are some of the most frequently asked questions by homebuyers – questions that people in your area are searching right now! Add these FAQs to the buyer resource page on your real estate website to help prospects and leads who are looking to learn more about the home buying process. And don’t forget to add your own thoughts when you do. Remember: fresh website content is always good for SEO! What are the advantages of buying a home? Owning a home is a great way to build equity, take control of your living situation, and…
  • Join Us: Online Coaching for Top Agents

    Geneva Ives
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Smart agents choose to work with brokers who either help them build a successful business or get out of the way so that they can do it themselves! But what exactly do agents really want from their managers? The myth has always been about compensation splits, but in today’s ever-changing marketplace, there is so much more available that agents should be getting from their brokers. How to get MORE from your brokerage Register now Top offices make it their business to find out what are their agents’ biggest complaints, issues, concerns and challenges so that they attract, grow and maintain a…
  • Recap: How to Attract, Grow and Keep Top Agents

    Geneva Ives
    20 Feb 2015 | 11:31 am
    Yesterday we hosted our second online training event for brokers and managers, and it was a smashing success! Special guests Bernice Ross and Paul Wells joined our favorite host and coach, Terri Murphy, for an informative session about recruiting and keeping top agents at your brokerage. Because we all know that happy and productive agents are a key ingredient for a successful brokerage! Bernice revealed that the #1 reason agents leave their brokerage is because they feel like their manager isn’t paying enough attention to them. Learn easy changes you can make to combat this without…
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    Keeping Current Matters

  • New Construction = New Competition

    The KCM Crew
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    For the last several years, home sellers had to compete with huge inventories of distressed properties (foreclosures and short sales). The great news is that the supply of these properties is falling like a rock in the vast majority of housing markets (only 11% of homes sold in January). Many homeowners are now thinking of selling as the impact of this substantially discounted competition has disappeared. However, every seller of an existing residential property must realize that there is a new form of competition in the market: newly constructed homes. According to the National Association…
  • Selling Your Home? The Importance of Using an Agent

    The KCM Crew
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price with the least amount of hassles. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most important result is to actually get the home sold. In order to accomplish all three goals, a seller should realize the importance of using a real estate professional. We realize that technology has changed the purchaser’s behavior during the home buying process. For the past two years, 92% of all buyers have used the internet in their home search according to the National Association of Realtors’ most recent Profile…
  • 4 Steps To Becoming A Listing Machine [FREE WEBINAR]

    The KCM Crew
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
  • NAR’s Existing Home Sales Report [INFOGRAPHIC]

    The KCM Crew
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
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  • Where Are Mortgage Rates Headed?

    The KCM Crew
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate the greater the payment will be. That is why it is important to look at where rates are headed when deciding to buy now or wait until next year. Below is a chart created using Freddie Mac’s February 2015 U.S. Economic & Housing Marketing Outlook. As you can see interest rates are projected to increase steadily over the course of 2015. How Will This Impact Your Mortgage Payment? Depending on the amount of the loan that you secure, a half of a percent (.5%) increase in interest…
 
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    zitorealtygroup.com

  • How to Sell Your Home and Buy A New Central Pa Home

    Dan Zito
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:11 pm
    When you bought that small 940 square foot starter home 6 years ago, you thought you had died and gone to heaven. A Central PA home of your own, no more landlords and, if you want to paint an accent wall in the dining room, you can. But that was 6 years ago. Things are a little different now, not the least of which is little Jessica. She’s three now and you’d like for her to have her own room. … Read More
  • Cumberland Valley School District Homes

    Dan Zito
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:35 am
    Cumberland Valley School District Homes Cumberland Valley School District area homes for sale offer parents confidence in getting their children into great schools and educational programs, while enjoying some of the most attractive new homes and family neighborhoods in Central PA. So what makes the Cumberland Valley School District so popular? What types of homes for sale are available, and when is the optimal time to stop renting or sell a home elsewhere and upgrade your children’s education and potential? … Read More
  • 6 Fresh Family Homes in Mechanicsburg, PA

    Dan Zito
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:42 pm
    Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania is the perfect place to start a family. From its safe streets, to its affordable properties, Mechanicsburg offers everything you should look for in a forever home. But with all of the housing options made available to you via popular real estate websites and housing boards like Craigslist, it is easy to get overwhelmed and suffer from paralysis by analysis. If you are stuck on where to begin your house hunt, this article lists some great real estate … Read More
  • What Central Pa Home Buyers Want

    Dan Zito
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:51 am
    Balancing What PA Home Sellers Have Versus What Home Buyers Want In spite of a fabulous array of new home search apps, and online home value tools, Central PA buyers and sellers still often seem to have a big gap to bridge, or at least a lot of navigating to do in order to find the right match. So how can more quality connections be made to facilitate a more efficient and profitable process in buying and selling homes in … Read More
  • Top 3 Most Beautiful Homes in Mechanicsburg PA

    Dan Zito
    16 Feb 2015 | 2:31 pm
    Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania is a great place to live. With great shopping, dining and schools more and more home buyers are finding Mechanicsburg to be the ideal place for their lifestyles. Mechanicsburg also features some of the most beautiful homes in all of Central PA. So we’ve decided to scan the real estate market and bring you Our Top 3  Most Beautiful Mechanicsburg homes for sale. 9 Sand Pine Court Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17050 List Price: $1,000,000 Cinderella had her castle, Snow White … Read More
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    Seven Gables Real Estate - The Moeller Team

  • Where Are Mortgage Rates Headed? 

    Nancy Moeller
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:03 pm
    The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate the greater the payment will be. That is why it is important to look at where rates are headed when deciding to buy now or wait until next year. Below is a chart created using Freddie Mac’s February 2015 U.S. Economic & Housing Marketing Outlook. As you can see interest rates are projected to increase steadily over the course of 2015. How Will This Impact Your Mortgage Payment? Depending on the amount of the loan that you secure, a half of a percent (.5%) increase in interest…
  • Home Prices: A 5-Year Outlook

    Nancy Moeller
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:19 am
    With inventory presently below historically normal levels, current & future home prices have been the topic of many real estate conversations. The most recent Home Price Expectation Survey was just released; giving insight into where experts believe prices will be leading up to 2019. Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over 100 economists, real estate experts and investment & market strategists about where prices are headed over the next five years. They then average the projections of all 100+ experts into a single number. Here are some highlights from their…
  • Net Worth: A Homeowner’s is 36x Greater Than A Renter!

    Nancy Moeller
    11 Feb 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Over the last six years, homeownership has lost some of its allure as a financial investment. As homeowners suffered through the housing bust, more and more began to question whether owning a home was truly a good way to build wealth. Every three years the Federal Reserve conducts a Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. Some of the findings revealed in their report: The average American family has a net worth of $81,200 Of that net worth, 61.4% ($49,856) of it is in home equity A homeowner’s net worth is over 36 times greater than that…
  • Where Are Americans Moving?

    Nancy Moeller
    6 Feb 2015 | 10:58 am
    The post Where Are Americans Moving? appeared first on Seven Gables Real Estate - The Moeller Team.
  • Existing Home Sales & Prices [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Nancy Moeller
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:29 am
    courtesy of: keepingcurrentmatters.com The post Existing Home Sales & Prices [INFOGRAPHIC] appeared first on Seven Gables Real Estate - The Moeller Team.
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    Times Realty News

  • The Ways in Which Crowdfunding Is Benefiting the Economy

    admin
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:04 pm
    by Amir Baluch, MD (Guest Contributor) A lot has been said about the fact that the Internet is democratizing society, but for the majority of the time that this claim has been made, the results for businesses have been hard to see. However, with crowdfunding becoming an increasingly popular way for businesses and individuals to raise money for their ventures, we’re seeing this democratizing effect permeate its way into the halls of small businesses everywhere. This should really come as no surprise though. Particularly in the technology sector, a lot has been said about angel investors, but…
  • Ethan Hawke, Jimmy Fallon, Angels and VCs Gather at Gramercy Park Players Club

    admin
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:42 pm
    The Soho Loft Conferences, Victoria Global and FundingPost organize the conference of Angels and Venture Capitalists on 25th February 2015 in New York City. PRLog – Feb. 23, 2015 – NEW YORK — The New York City Angel and Venture Capitalist Conference will be the convergent point for early stage entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, angels, representatives from service providers, media and academia on Wednesday, February 25th at the Players Club, 16 Gramercy Park S, New York from 2pm to 6:15pm. Conference discussions will revolve around the things that matter most to investors…
  • The Top 70 US Real Estate Crowdfunding Sites Enlarging the 2015 Horizon

    admin
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:53 am
    When you consider that real estate crowdfunding was only made possible in 2012 when Congress passed the JOBS Act, the progress has been quite remarkable. At first sight, real estate does not seem to be an obvious candidate for crowdfunding because investment is expensive yet the idea of real estate crowdfunding is spreading like wildfire. Why should investors be interested in real estate crowdfunding? After all, REITs should be more than enough for you to buy stock with just one phone call to your stockbroker. The average stock pays an attractive dividend in the range of 4% annually, and the…
  • Property Pool Opens the SFR Real Estate Market to Smaller Retail Investors for the First Time

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    17 Feb 2015 | 4:45 am
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Miami, Florida – February 10, 2015 – Crowdinvesting real estate company Property Pool opened its first rental pool, letting individual investors access the Single Family Rental (SFR) space for the first time. An evolving market expected to see continued growth in the coming years, until now the SFR space has exclusively been accessible to institutional investors or high net worth individuals, given the amount of money needed to build a rental portfolio. Using the crowdfunding model, Property Pool has opened the SFR market to any accredited investor with a…
  • Bitcoins in the Real Estate Crowdfunding Arena

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    11 Feb 2015 | 3:37 am
    Crowdfunding is rapidly becoming a real estate funding alternative across the world and several crowdfunding firms are developing new strategies to attract more investors and achieve their goals. Accepting Bitcoins from investors is one of the latest strategies that real estate crowdfunding firms have integrated in their business models. This is a tech-based idea and has been positively welcomed by many investors. Bitcoin is a digital currency that embraces modern modes of payment through the Internet. This currency will bring tech-savvy investors who face numerous hurdles when they want to…
 
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  • Apartments for Sale in Dubai Marina - Fulfilling Housing Needs

    1 Mar 2015 | 1:31 am
      Dubai Marina continues to be a popular location to buy apartments. In spite of it being a well-established community, apartments for sale in Dubai Marina can generally be harder to find however ample options are still available. Apartments for sale in Dubai Marina can command higher rates than those in newer and less-established communities particularly when buying apartments within the original construction zone because of its restaurants and other shopping facilities. The first apartments for sale in Dubai Marina were the 6 towers: Al Mass, Fairooz, Murjan, Mesk, Anbar, and Al Yass…
  • Villas for Sale in Dubai - Experience High Class Accommodation

    21 Feb 2015 | 10:42 pm
      Dubai offers a broad range of high class accommodation opportunities for people looking for villas on the sale market.  Not all luxury properties are located in the same communities however some areas do have a greater selection than others.  Buying villas for sale in Dubai are usually either for personal use or as an investment and Dubai’s property industry offers the stability, security and structure to make this a solid investment decision.  The rules and regulations of this healthy property market make buying a villa to experience high class accommodation easy…
  • Apartments for Rent in Dubai - Rent for Perfect Living Space

    16 Feb 2015 | 1:52 am
      There are a broad range of communities and new developments to choose from when deciding where to rent an apartment in Dubai.The property market has grown substantially in the last 10 years giving potential renters a number of choices on apartments for rent in Dubai.For those new to the process it’s best to start with due diligence for which there is ample information available on the market.To rent an apartment in Dubai you need a valid residence visa, a bank account and your DEWA account; 4 cheques to the owner are generally standard and leases for a minimum of one year -…
  • How Real Estate Agents Become Helpful When You Sell or Buy Dubai Property

    8 Feb 2015 | 12:04 am
      A helpful Dubai real estate agent should know the ins and outs of buying and selling Dubai property if they’re going to be of value in the purchase or sale of your home. There are plenty of unhelpful agents out there so look for particular skills when conducting your due diligence to find one that is competent. Buying Dubai property isn’t an easy process, especially as the rules and regulations are more stringent and complex; a Dubai real estate agent who understands the property industry and the players should make the process easy for the client. A helpful agent will be…
  • Buy Residential Properties in Dubai - Buy a Dream Home

    1 Feb 2015 | 5:45 am
    BUY RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES IN DUBAI - BUY A DREAM HOME Buying a residential property in Dubai, particular one’s dream home, takes research, planning and a helpful checklist. There are so many residential properties for sale in Dubai it’s hard to know where to begin - starting with location is generally the easiest. If the property is being purchased to flip then your decision involves selecting a residential property for sale in Dubai in a community that will be popular way into the future; and, that will or has been quality constructed so that will hold its value for the long…
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  • Effective and affordable renovations to increase selling probability

    1 Mar 2015 | 6:38 pm
    There are many ways to increase the potential of your home selling and for more money .  Effective and affordable renovations is where you want to begin. Here is a list of helpful tips to prepare your home for the spring market Interior upgrades and renovations  If time permits - always refresh paint with a new coat  Touch up walls , trim and doors. Be sure to make the place look like its well maintained by doing the aforementioned . This is very affordsble , but better yet.  It does not take a long time to complete. Its either time or money isnt it ? What is more important to you ?
  • Union square condos 215 - 13 Th ave SW Calgary reviews and ratings

    28 Feb 2015 | 9:18 pm
    Union Square condos are located on 215- 13 th ave SW in Calgary which is considered a high rise condo complex located in the downtown core. This upscale complex consists of 27 floors . You will surely be impressed with nice sharp deign of this complex. Union square has a vast range of floor plan styles from Plan a to plan G . The unit sizes are from 600 sq to 1200 sq feet.  There are only 2 elevators in this complex.  Most of the interior finish is very appealing with floor to ceiling windows, granite counter tops , stainless steel appliances , hardwood flooring , nice ensuites and…
  • Why Calgary is appealing to live

    24 Feb 2015 | 9:18 pm
    Why Calgary is appealing to live Calgary , Alberta is one of most recognized cities in canada to live. Often referred to as the spirit of the west-.you will be amazed at just how much opportunity there is in this city and province . With zero provincial sales tax , many head offices want to set up shop in this city . A young educated workforce really attracts all walks of life here  The economic climate in Calgary is very suitable in relation to the housing costs . With unemployment levels at well below national averages and high incomes for all kinds of professionals you will be amazed at…
  • How to Update your home interior design with these Ten Tips

    21 Feb 2015 | 4:02 pm
    How to Update your home interior design with these Ten Tips:   While the weather is somewhat gloomy and not so warm outside, I often get bored inside the home and look for small projects to keep me occupied while giving my home a fresh clean look Here are some ways you can do a quick home interior re-design and create some extra storage in the meantime just over a weekend:   If you have any empty wall that is just calling to you to give it some life, install some wooden shelves for additional storage. Display your elegant dinnerware or kitchenware collections or paint the shelves a bright…
  • Welcome to Calgary, Alberta - a few things you should know...

    16 Feb 2015 | 3:42 pm
    With all the bad press that our beautiful city has been receiving lately, we thought it would be the perfect time to highlight why over a million of us call Calgary home.   Situated in between beautiful British Columbia and the great plains of Saskatchewan, Calgary, Alberta offers the best of both worlds. To the west, we have gorgeous views of the mountains, abundance of ski hills just at our doorstep, and plenty of recreation such as hiking, canoeing, camping, and fishing. We have made the mountains near Banff and the Kananaskis County our home for long weekends and family getaways year…
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  • Public Bidding of PNB Foreclosed Properties in South Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat slated on March 11, 2015

    Jay Castillo
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:45 pm
    We kick-off March 2015 with another public bidding of PNB foreclosed properties in South Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat. The bidding shall be on March 11, 2015 , 2:00pm, at PNB Koronadal Branch, Morrow St., Koronadal, South Cotabato. You may download the complete listing below. Bidding Details For a copy of the BIDDING TERMS OF REFERENCE Email: reyesmcd@pnb.com.ph Trunklines: (02) 891-6040 / 526-3131 loc. 4535 Acceptance of bids will be on March 11, 2015, 2:00 PM , at PNB Koronadal Branch. The winning bidder shall be based on the complying bid with the highest net proceeds to the Bank…
  • 2,084 BFS Foreclosed Properties for sale as of February 2015 – Big Discounts Available!

    Jay Castillo
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    I have just finished updating our list of BFS foreclosed properties inside our database. We now have a total of 2,084 properties for sale from BFS located all over the Philippines. The best news is, big discounts are available! Check out the details below. The updated list comes directly from Bahay Financial Services (BFS). Here’s a summary for this update: 39 new listings were added to the database (with pictures!) All sold properties were removed from the database We now have a total of 2,084 properties from BFS This update supersedes all previous listings from BFS Note: A…
  • RCBC Savings Bank Foreclosed Properties Auction Slated on February 28, 2015

    Jay Castillo
    22 Feb 2015 | 7:35 pm
    I’m not sure we will be able to attend this auction of RCBC Savings Bank foreclosed properties, but I’ll post this for those who might be interested. The next Dream Buys Auction will be on February 28, 2015, 9:00am, at the 6th Floor, Development Academy of the Philippines Building, San Miguel Avenue, Pasig City. Please refer to the auction announcement and detailed listing below. How to inquire Since we are unsure of attending this, please contact RCBC Savings bank directly if you have any inquiries, through the contact details mentioned in the poster above and on the first…
  • Prime PNB Foreclosed Properties And Repossessed Cars Sealed Bidding Slated On February 27, 2015

    Jay Castillo
    17 Feb 2015 | 8:05 pm
    Prime PNB foreclosed properties and repossessed cars will be offered to the public through a public sealed bidding on February 27 , 2015, Friday, 10:00am, at the 9th Floor, Financial Center, President Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard, Pasay City, Philippines. The complete listing can be downloaded below. Since this sealed bidding includes Prime properties of PNB, expect to see huge and expensive properties on the list. Case in point: included on this list is a huge 50 hectare commercial property with improvement from Naga City (Item B37) which has a minimum bid price of…
  • 229th UnionBank Foreclosed Properties Auction Slated on February 28, 2015 (Metro Manila, Luzon, Amalfi)

    Jay Castillo
    15 Feb 2015 | 8:15 pm
    UnionBank foreclosed properties shall be up for grabs in their 229th Special Public Auction on February 28, 2015, Saturday, at Function Room 1, 28th Floor, UnionBank Plaza, Meralco Avenue corner Onyx Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. This auction includes properties from Metro Manila, ,Luzon, and the remaining brand new house and lots located at Amalfi, The Islands, Dasmarinas Cavite. Auction details below. The first auction will promptly start at 9:00am and includes foreclosed properties from Metro Manila and Luzon areas. The second auction immediately follows and features the remaining…
 
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  • Month End January 2015 Homes Sold in Vancouver

    Melissa Marchesano
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:39 pm
    The post Month End January 2015 Homes Sold in Vancouver appeared first on Zoocasa Life.
  • Why Properties Don’t Sell

    Melissa Marchesano
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:33 am
    by Carla Woolnough Selling your home in today’s market has become a challenge because buyers usually have more properties to choose from and can take their time to find the perfect home. Buyers and sellers today are generally not in the same generation and as a result this creates a gap between what buyers are looking for and what the homes for sale are offering. Today’s buyers are savvy and they know what they want, and are willing to pay more to get a home that has been updated and well maintained. Did you know that your home has to be sold 3 times? First, you need to entice buyers with…
  • Month End January 2015 Homes Sold in Toronto

    Melissa Marchesano
    13 Feb 2015 | 11:36 am
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  • What to Consider When Planning to Sell

    Aaron Joshua Barroso
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    When should you sell? How do you get the best price? What kinds of renovations (if any) should be made prior to the sale? There are many questions that arise during the home selling process. There’s much to learn and know about when it comes to selling your home fast and for the best price. Some basics preparations you can make in order to have a successful sale are: Choosing the right real estate agent: Finding a real estate professional one who understands current market conditions is important as he or she has the experience advise you on what needs to be done, such as having all…
  • Do Open Houses Still Work in the Digital Age?

    Aaron Joshua Barroso
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:28 am
    Most prospective homeowners would agree – if you’re serious about buying, then open houses will become a big part of your life. It’s a familiar ritual. Follow the sign, enter the home, sign in and pick up the sell sheet, poke around and once done let the selling agent know in broad strokes whether you like what you see, or whether you’ll simply move on. The question is, in a world where people can easily create virtual home tours, make their own Facebook pitch or post detailed videos on YouTube, do open houses still matter? If activity in Toronto or Vancouver is the only indication,…
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  • Reasons to Choose an Insulated Modular Home Foundation

    Legendary Homes
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Legendary Homes Inc. offers a wide variety of foundation options for modular home owners. And it is highly recommended to have an insulated prefab home. This type of dwelling provides not only shelter but a series of benefits. There are a number of reasons for having an insulated modular home foundation; Moisture Protection The most common moisture protection system used with insulated modular home foundation wall systems is a barrier system incorporating an adequate joint seal. In some cases where additional moisture protection is needed, the application of a sealer or a concrete coating is…
  • Why Modular Home is Prettier Than Before

    Legendary Homes
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    That cookie cutter modular home of 1950s is gone. Manufacturers have kept up with the demand of modular home buyers to have an attractive house. They work hard to provide not only the standard floor plans, but with modular home customization options. The reason why modular homes have become more attractive is that they do not appear to be a typical house. Modular homes are offered in a variety of different designs which can be customized with a variety of paint color, paneling, and much more. Different Modular Home Designs Cape Cod The Cape Cod modular home is the most popular in the…
  • Result and Cost of Modular Home Customization in Adrian, Michigan

    Legendary Homes
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    The modular home industry is now creating homes that are custom- designed. This change has really gained attention in the last years. These modular homes are even being treated as a custom stick built home by the insurance and mortgage companies. Reason for Attractive Modular Homes The reason why modular homes have become more attractive is that they do not appear to be a cookie cutter home. A modular home is offered in a variety of different designs created by architects who normally design traditional custom homes. Furthermore, each design can be customized with different paneling, trim,…
  • Planning the Modular Home Floor Plan Based in Land Area

    Legendary Homes
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    One of the important things in modular construction is your land. You cannot plan or design a modular home floor plan if you do not understand the location and landscape of your land. For this reason, planning and designing your modular home must be correlated with your land area and its topography. Choosing a Modular Home’s Site Sometimes, as a home buyer, you have chosen a floor plan first before considering the land. Often this can bring issues, so it is advised that you must select or have your land assessed prior to planning the modular home floor plan. When searching or buying…
  • Tips to a Successful Planning and Designing of Modular Home Floor Plans

    Legendary Homes
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Modular home floor plans are durable homes that are completed faster and priced much lower than the traditional homes. You need to communicate your personalized preferences to the contractor to receive a fully customized home. There are certain aspects you need to keep in mind when it comes to planning and designing the floor plans of your modular home. Some of the things that you must consider are as follows: Budget for Modular Home Construction Budget is one of the most important factors that you cannot afford to overlook while choosing a suitable floor plan for your modular home. Houses,…
 
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  • 10 Homes You Can Buy for $325,000

    Sharona Ott
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:16 pm
    Sometimes, living in a major metropolitan area can mean sacrificing a desirable environment or features for convenience. Well, we have good news for you. The following homes go against that stereotype. Whether it’s outdoor recreation spaces, wood-burning pizza ovens, panoramic city skyline views or magazine-worthy kitchens that please your senses, we have a home for you — priced at approximately $325,000. Sacramento, CA 2798 Wissemann Dr, Sacramento, CA For sale: $324,950 This 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home has been remodeled throughout, boasting an updated kitchen and refinished…
  • Mortgage Rate Update

    Lauren Braun
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:35 am
    Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages fell this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgages at 3.70 percent, down 6 basis points from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate fell early in the week, then hovered around 3.66 percent before rising to the current rate on Tuesday. “Rates dropped dramatically early last week after Fed Chair Janet Yellen suggested it was unlikely the Fed would raise rates before June,” said Erin Lantz, vice president of mortgages at Zillow. “This week we expect rates to remain fairly steady, unless Friday’s jobs…
  • ARMs and Fixed Rate Mortgages: Which One Fits You Best?

    Zillow Team
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:10 am
    The good news about shopping for mortgages is that you have lots of options. Here’s a look at one of the many questions you’ll have to consider: Is an adjustable rate or fixed rate mortgage best for you? Many home buyers focus on finding the lowest mortgage rate at the time they’re buying their home, and a five-year adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) often looks quite appealing to them. But it’s important to understand that an ARM rate adjusts at the end of the initial term. For example, a five-year ARM only has a fixed rate for the first five years; then the rate…
  • Report: Lena Dunham Puts Down LA Roots

    Catherine Sherman
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Lena Dunham is a Brooklyn Sunset Strip kind of girl. According to TMZ, the “Girls” star and “Not That Kind of Girl” author has purchased a restored 1920s home a block off Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. The 3-bedroom, 3-bath Greek revival home is tastefully decorated with white linens, stacks of books and leather chairs next to a warm fire. Outdoor features include three covered porches and a saltwater pool. Dunham reportedly paid close to $2.7 million for the place, which is still listed online by The Agency’s Jeff Kohl. The purchase comes on the heels of…
  • Is Paying Rent in Advance a Good Idea?

    ProfessorBaron.com
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:20 pm
    In some instances a landlord might offer, or you might propose, paying rent in advance. This could be done to secure a particular property that is on the rental market, or to get a discount on rent. Paying in advance could be a good idea depending on the circumstances, but be sure you know what you’re getting into — especially if you’re paying a significant amount like a full year’s rent upfront. Paying ahead to secure a unit If you are vying to rent a particular property and you believe the competition is fierce, you might think offering to pay a large amount of rent…
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  • Agent Insights: How to Keep Buyers on Budget

    3 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    In today's Agent Insights guest post - Nicole Doty - broker / owner of Zion Realty in Arizona - gives advice on how to help keep your buyers on budget as they go through the finance scrutiny that comes along with escrow. Here's Nicole:
  • Zurple Case Study: WCI Properties

    2 Mar 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Last week - we showed you how Zurple's software works. Today, we want to show you exactly how Zurple is helping real estate pros like you transform their business. Check out this case study featuring Anthony Butera - Broker / Owner of WCI Properties:
  • Meet Bob - the Average Home Shopper

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    This is Bob - an average home shopper. Bob is looking for a new home - so he goes to Google to start his search. Eventually, he finds a house he really likes, so he reaches out to the listing agent for more information. Unfortunately, what happens next is not at all what Bob was hoping for.
  • Best Zillow Premier Zip Code Strategy: Staying Hyperlocal or Casting a Wide Net?

    26 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    As a Zillow Premier agent you have a choice between buying into a single zip code and going after a few zip codes at the same time. Which strategy is better? It depends what your business goals are.
  • Buyer Insights: Meet Meg, a First-Time Homebuyer

    25 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    "Once I was settled enough with my job and had saved some money, I knew it was time to take the dive."  Meg is a young professional living in San Diego. In 2010, she'd been in San Diego for two years and was tired of paying the high rent with no equity to show for it, so she decided it was time to buy a condo. This is Meg's story:
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  • Multi-Generational Home For Sale Sacramento

    CoffeeRealEstate
    5 Feb 2015 | 11:55 am
    Multi-Generational Home Three Master Suites One Story Design Special Needs Bathroom Two Living Areas A home with 2 master suites are hard to find. This multi-generational home creates a unique living opportunity with 3 master suites. Three master suites add to the uniqueness to the property. The generous size of the suites allow for private living with in the master suite. One of the master suites has a special needs bathroom which facilitates impaired usages. It also has a walk in closet and plenty of room for reading and watching TV. Another master suite is set up for a private entrance…
  • Home Selling Tips Every Seller Should Know

    CoffeeRealEstate
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Home Selling Tips Every Seller Should Know   What home selling tips are the most important for sellers to know?   That question was asked of 500 real estate agents. Each tip was then ranked based on the survey responses and then used the first eight – those viewed as being “very important” by 80 percent of agents or more – to create this infographic, “Home Selling Tips Every Seller Should Know.”   Look below the infographic to find a complete list of the home seller tips included in the survey, and learn what agents thought about them.   For more in depth…
  • REO-Real Estate Owned properties for sale Sacramento and Placer County

    CoffeeRealEstate
    3 Sep 2014 | 4:44 pm
    REO-Real Estate Owned REO properties can be fixers or ready to move in   REO is a Real Estate Owned property. REO is a property that has reverted to the mortgage lender after a foreclosure auction did not sell. A foreclosing beneficiary will typically set the opening bid at a foreclosure auction for at least the outstanding loan amount. If there are no bidders that are interested, then the beneficiary will legally repossess the property. Most REO homes are sold “as is” so it’s important to do “due diligence.” A home inspection is very important to know what condition the…
  • BPO Sacramento and Placer County Broker Price Opinion

    CoffeeRealEstate
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:08 am
    Broker Price Opinion or BPO A professional opinion of price and so much more   What is a BPO? The estimated market price of a property as determined by a real estate broker or other qualified individual or firm. A broker price opinion is based on the characteristics of the property being considered. One key element of the BPO is that it is designed to be free of influence by parties who have a vested interest in the transaction. How is a BPO done? Some of the factors that a broker will consider when pricing a property include: the value of similar surrounding properties, sales trends in…
  • Home Buyers and Real Estate

    CoffeeRealEstate
    9 Aug 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Home Buyers Bring the Money Home Buyer bring the Money The buyer, seller, lender and the whole economy are all tied together in the real estate world. Financial issues that impact a home buyer’s ability to buy a property are both personal and macro-economic. The home buyer has a maximum price they can pay to purchase a home. This maximum price depends on a few personal financial issues. The amount of cash assets to purchase the home as a full cash offer is one way to measure the limit of a home buyer. The amount of cash is equal to the purchase price. If the home owner needs a real estate…
 
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  • Worthington Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Feb 2015

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Worthington * Median Listing Price: $319,770 0.06% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $137.0000 0% Total Listings: 14 -0.26% Total Listings Previous Months: January December 19 27 -0.3% -0.29% * All data pertains to single-family homes Worthington Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Feb 2015 Worthington OH Subdivisions Bristol Woods Colonial Hills Davis Estates Deer Creek Kilbourne Village Northhigh Acres Old Worthington Old Worthington Area Olde Worthington Olentangy Highlands Olentangy Hills Pinecliff Village Potters Creek Ravines At Deer Creek Riverlea Riverlea Condos…
  • Whitehall Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Feb 2015

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Whitehall * Median Listing Price: $128,990 -0.03% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $69.0000 0% Total Listings: 81 0.04% Total Listings Previous Months: January December 78 90 -0.13% 0.14% * All data pertains to single-family homes Whitehall Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Feb 2015 Whitehall OH Subdivisions Edward L Mcvey 67 Fairway Links Fairway Oaks Glencoe Norton Field Pinewood Whitehall Park Whitehall Homes for Sale / Columbus Homes for Sale HECM For Purchase - Buy a Home With As Little as 40% Down if you are 62 or Older   The Buckeye Realty TeamBerkshire…
  • Westerville Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Feb 2015

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Westerville * Median Listing Price: $342,880 0.07% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $116.0000 0.01% Total Listings: 167 -0.07% Total Listings Previous Months: January December 180 210 -0.14% -0.18% * All data pertains to single-family homes Westerville Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Feb 2015 Westerville OH Subdivisions Albany Crossing Albany Reserve Albanyview Annehurst Ashbrooke Village Asherton Grove Asherton Grove Condominiums Asherton Grove Dr. Augusta Woods Autumn Woods Bay Ridge Estates Beachler Blendon Chase Brookstone Cambridge Crossing Carriage Oaks…
  • Utica Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Feb 2015

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Utica * Median Listing Price: $183,750 -0.05% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $90.0000 -0.03% Total Listings: 15 0.07% Total Listings Previous Months: January December 14 15 -0.07% -0.12% * All data pertains to single-family homes Utica Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Feb 2015 Utica OH Subdivisions Utica Homes for Sale / Columbus Homes for Sale HECM For Purchase - Buy a Home With As Little as 40% Down if you are 62 or Older   The Buckeye Realty TeamBerkshire Hathaway HomeServcies - Professional Realty121 Mill Street, Suite 128Gahanna, OH 43230 Phone: 614-835-7151 …
  • Upper Arlington Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Feb 2015

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Upper Arlington * Median Listing Price: $457,580 0.13% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $159.0000 0.07% Total Listings: 61 -0.20% Total Listings Previous Months: January December 76 93 -0.18% 0.01% * All data pertains to single-family homes Upper Arlington Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Feb 2015 Upper Arlington OH Subdivisions Arlington Crossing Arlington Pointe Camberlay Canterbury Canterbury Area Carriage Hill Coach Road Villas Concord Village Coventry Estates Duros Subdivision East Cleft Eastcleft Guilford Place Hastings Place Lot 27 Kenbrook Heights Kipling Forest…
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  • The Grand Hotel Deal

    goussey
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:58 pm
    By far, my favorite movie of this year has been Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. Besides having a captivating story and hilarious bits at nearly every scene, it is focused around an amazing piece of Real Estate. The Grand Budapest Hotel, a luxury hotel retreat nestled in snowcapped mountains of Europe. Its quite unfortunate that the property is itself is fictional, as I would have loved to report on its ownership history, changes in the hotel management, along with an analysis on its current market value. Where else have I seen a hotel with beautiful landmarked features and a…
  • Fair Market Value Challenged by Faith

    goussey
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:07 pm
    Faith Ministries Church Recently, my mom came home to tell me of a big real estate deal her pastor discussed one Sunday at church, involving millions of dollars in real estate. Obviously, I had to find out more. Its an issue around the site that the Sayreville government obtained by eminent domain from Faith Ministries, NL (National Lead) Industries, New Jersey Highway Authority, The City of Perth Amboy and a few other parties, and underwent almost a decade in litigation over market price and fair compensation. The land has also been subject to massive contamination and environmental clean up…
  • Dead Malls

    goussey
    26 Dec 2014 | 9:35 pm
    As the holidays pass and the end of the year approaches, either you or someone you know spent a considerable amount of time in a shopping center. Depending on your neighborhood, shopping preference and ability to travel- chances are you are willing to go some distance to a place that has some combination of entertainment and your favorite retail outlets. But once in a while, there is a mall that is poorly thought out, their retail tenants are suffering, and require some level of repositioning. I learned of these through the site Dead Malls and I focused on this for a recent real estate…
  • ROI on Fashion

    goussey
    2 Nov 2014 | 12:03 am
    So these past weeks, it’s become increasingly difficult for me to focus on highlighting properties for the blog, because 100% of my spare time is being dedicated to the two real estate valuation classes I am completing at Baruch this semester. However, I had an opportunity to snap some photos today (a much less time consuming endeavor), and the weather is finally cool enough to debut my favorite tapestry print coat. While I’m no professional fashion blogger, I do find the task of tracking down pieces that inspire me and putting them together in a creative way, is a challenge…
  • Take Me To The Bronx

    goussey
    4 Oct 2014 | 11:57 am
    This is what the city is calling the “Lower Concourse” area of the South Bronx; it includes the north side of the Mott Haven and the South Side of Morrisania. This 30 block area of the South Bronx was recently part of the New York City Department of Planning rezoning plan. Due to its proximity to the waterfront, this area has traditionally been zoned for industrial and warehousing use. Most of the current residential housing stock in the lower Bronx was built in the 1970’s and 80’s when the city attempted to recoup population loss in this area, however development has slowed since…
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  • 5 Amazing Monuments In The Name Of Love

    Resident Blogger
    14 Feb 2015 | 4:02 am
    Legendary poems have been penned, faraway lands conquered, and amazing monuments built in the name of love! While we know of the Taj Mahal as perhaps the most famous and notable testament to undying love, there are several others all over the world; each one with its own beautiful story. Boldt Castle on Heart Island, New York The story of Boldt Castle is one of love and loss, like many other great love stories. The castle was commissioned in 1900 by George C. Boldt, a famous and wealthy hotelier; as a symbol of his overwhelming affection for his wife, Louise. It was to be a grand 5-acre…
  • A Home With a View – Slice View

    Resident Blogger
    5 Feb 2015 | 10:20 pm
    At Housing, we work to solve every problem in real estate. One of the challenges in the real estate industry is the difficulty in visualising a new apartment as a home, when the project is still a layout on paper. It is more difficult to do so when staring at a 2-D image on a screen. Housing aims to provide its users a seamless home-buying experience, one that lets the buyer see – and not just imagine – the homes he/she wants. So, we created Slice View. Using Slice View, we have been able to capitalise on what was a shortcoming for the entire industry. It enables our users to take…
  • Housing on Google Now

    Resident Blogger
    2 Feb 2015 | 2:40 am
    Wouldn’t it be nice if, instead of spending weeks running around the city chasing your next home, it could just… show up? Now it can. Now cards in the Google app bring you what you need, when you need it. Looking for a fully furnished two-bedroom apartment through the Housing.com app? Tap the Google app icon on your phone and Now cards will offer suggestions when listings come up near the places you like. If an apartment is for sale in the building next door to your favorite coffee shop, you want to be the first to know. Read more here : http://goo.gl/l1zdaw Download the Housing mobile…
  • Home Loans For Every Age Group

    Resident Blogger
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:16 am
    Age is an important consideration for applicants of home loans. Many are unsure about whether they would be able to bear the liability of paying it back due to various constraints; like an EMI that is too high, or a tenure that is too short. However, banks now offer various options to applicants of different ages that make repayment easy. Below are a few important pointers to keep in mind while applying for a home loan, and strategies to manage it, for each of the three age groups. 45 to Retirement 60 is the age of retirement at most companies. It is also the age limit to repay your home…
  • Tech Tales : The Mystery Of Our Tiled Map Interface

    Resident Blogger
    24 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Ever wondered how we make our maps work? We spill the beans here! Scaling Maps Using Tiles -1 Our tiling service has helped us in solving various issues with our map interface. Using decluttering algorithms for map markers, smoothing our zoom and pan interactions, and scaling our map interface for virtually infinite inventory are some of the benefits we got from this service. But before we explore the problem and the  solution, first let us understand how 2-D maps work, specifically digital 2-D maps. How do 2-D maps work? The entire planet is mapped to a two dimensional piece of paper using…
 
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    Home Creations

  • Home Creations Family to Present Thunder Game Ball March 4

    Rachel Cunningham
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:39 am
    This year, Home Creations is a proud partner of the Oklahoma City Thunder. With that partnership comes the opportunity to present the game ball before a Thunder home game. We chose one Home Creations family to present the game ball March 4, when the Thunder takes on Philadelphia! Here’s their story: In 2010, Brandon, Erin, and read more... The post Home Creations Family to Present Thunder Game Ball March 4 appeared first on Home Creations.
  • Romantic Stay-at-Home Valentine’s Day Dates

    Rachel Cunningham
    2 Feb 2015 | 8:25 am
    A stay-at-home Valentine’s Day date can be even more romantic than a date out in the city. When you think about Valentine’s Day, you might think of an expensive night on the town. Staying home, though, means you have the freedom to create a perfect date in your own intimate setting. This could be your read more... The post Romantic Stay-at-Home Valentine’s Day Dates appeared first on Home Creations.
  • Thunder Watch Party Must-Haves

    Rachel Cunningham
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:47 am
    Nothing can get your blood pumping at a basketball game faster than hearing the thunderous crowd booming, “O-K-C! O-K-C!” Thunder fans have been named some of the best in the nation, and it’s no surprise this  has also made the Thunder franchise the best in the nation. One reason Oklahoma City’s fan-base is so great read more... The post Thunder Watch Party Must-Haves appeared first on Home Creations.
  • DIY Home Projects to Take On in 2015

    Rachel Cunningham
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:40 am
    While you’re busy coming up with new things to tackle in 2015, why not add some home projects to the list? Investing in your home can be one of the most rewarding New Year’s resolutions. Not only will you create a fun, functional living space for you and your family—but you can all work together read more... The post DIY Home Projects to Take On in 2015 appeared first on Home Creations.
  • Here Comes the Cold: Start at the Top to Winterize your Home

    Rachel Cunningham
    14 Jan 2015 | 12:29 pm
    If you’d rather not have “a shiver in your bones” describe the way you feel this winter, then now is the time to make sure your house is prepared for the coming months of snow and cold. From the roof to the cellar, blowing winds, swirling snow, and ice buildup can cause major damage to read more... The post Here Comes the Cold: Start at the Top to Winterize your Home appeared first on Home Creations.
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  • Great Horse Property with Mountain Views For Sale in Globe, Arizona

    William Morris
    17 Feb 2015 | 5:11 pm
    Home For Sale: 8253 Ice House Canyon Globe, ArizonaThis mountainside three bedroom home has spectacular views of the mountains and surrounding area. The home has a large master bedroom with a walk in closet and access to the beautiful back patio. The backyard is great for relaxing or entertaining with built in fire pit and a jacuzzi enclosed in a separate building. The property sits on just over 6 acres with plenty of room for horses or whatever suits your desires. This unique property is a must see for potential buyers wanting their space, but still want the convenience of being close to…
  • Mesa, Arizona Open House: Beautiful Dobson Ranch Home

    William Morris
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:06 pm
    Open House at a beautiful Dobson Ranch Home in Mesa, ArizonaAddress: 2651 S Los Altos                Mesa, AZ 85202When: Thursday, January 22nd from 2pm-5pm & Saturday, January 24th from 10am-2pmLow HOA, Great amenities,Beautiful home in highly sought after Dobson Ranch. 3 bedrooms plus an office, formal living and dining, family room with gas fire place off of completely new kitchen, new gas stove, microwave, and dishwasher. The interior of this home is fresh with upgraded cabinetry, granite counters, custom tile surrounds in bath and shower,…
  • Thinking About Buying A Home? Give Yourself Enough Time

    William Morris
    7 Jan 2015 | 4:14 pm
    Give Yourself Enough Time To Get Into The Home You WantMany people want to buy homes, but sometimes it does not work out due to time restraints.  Trying to time the home purchase with moving out of your apartment or house at the end of your lease, trying to relocate for work, or other life factors can make it difficult to get into a new home within a certain time frame.  I have had many clients face this very issue.  Sometimes things worked out due to early and constant communication, and other deals have fallen apart because their was not enough time to buy.  Some of the…
  • Merry Christmas from Arizona Real Estate Today

    William Morris
    24 Dec 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Merry Christmas from Arizona Real Estate Today!!!I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!!!  I hope your holiday season is blessed with a spirit of love and celebration.  Enjoy and make the most of the holidays with your friends and family.
  • Virtual Tour: Ocotillo Home with Backyard Oasis in Chandler, AZ

    William Morris
    23 Dec 2014 | 4:44 pm
    Virtual Tour of Ocotillo Home with Backyard Oasis in Chandler, ArizonaThis home is located in the highly sought after Ocotillo area of Chandler, Arizona.  This beautiful home has it all and it does not stop with the interior.  The backyard of this Chandler Home is a must see.The home has a large backyard with lots of grass and mature trees.  The layout makes the backyard beautiful and functional for all types of outdoor activities and entertainment.The Ocotillo home also features a sparkling pool with rock water feature.  There is also an attached hot tub.  In the…
 
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    Struggling Investor

  • How to Organize Your Wholesaler Leads

    Scott Costello
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:38 am
    There are a few HAVE TO HAVES when it comes to being a real estate wholesaler as far as I’m concerned.  Relationships, Systems and Leads.  Everything else comes a distant second. They all work together as well to create a successful business. Having leads is must, but what is also very important is your ability to keep those leads organized. What leads do you need to mail to this month? Looking up a lead when they call Making sure you don’t have duplicate leads Which leads you referred to another wholesaler Which addresses are invalid Which leads do I need to call back? I can…
  • Rant: Who Has Time to Organize

    Scott Costello
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    New Monthly Rant Series:  I figured it would be insightful to share some of what bothers me about trying to run a side business.  It’s not all successes and happy faces.  It truly is a roller coaster ride and I think sharing that with my readers is going to cathartic.  It seems every month I hit a point where I say “Do i want to do this anymore?”   Thankfully I am pretty good at over coming those feelings.  Lucky or unlucky for you I’ve decided to write about what I’m tired of or think is just plain stupid when it comes to real estate investing.   Here…
  • SI Lead Manager v7 is HERE!

    Scott Costello
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:58 am
    I am happy to announce that the latest version of SI Lead Manager has been released…v7!  This latest update to SI Lead Manager is the biggest update yet.  The entire software has been recreated from the ground up in order to take it to the next level. I’ve listened to the suggestions and have put all my efforts into making this one of the most user friendly lead management applications out there. There are 3 main areas that I wanted to focus on with this new release… Number 1 – Organization of Property Leads and All the Data you’ll need to maintain Previous…
  • Reader Questions From Brian

    Scott Costello
    8 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Over the past 6 months or so I’ve been getting some great questions from people who read my blog.  I love answering questions about real estate investing and lead generating websites.  If you have any questions feel free to post a comment below or send me an email. Recently I got an email from Brian.  He had downloaded my Lead Manager software a couple years ago and most recently heard my appearance on the BiggerPockets Podcast.  Brian had some questions about websites and SEO.  As I was typing out the response to him, it occurred to me that this would make a great blog…
  • BiggerPockets has Invited me Into Their Home for Christmas

    Scott Costello
    24 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    I’m very excited about 2015 and all the potential that it holds.  While 2014 saw my wholesaling business change dramatically I was able to pivot and keep it going.  I did not achieve all my 2014 goals (like releasing SILMv7) but I was very close! The relationship I’ve built with Brandon Turnor (of biggerPockets loar) has lead me to a couple opportunities that should really put me out there.  I’m a in introvert by nature so I don’t like directing the spotlight towards myself.  Just like many of you I’m sure, I underrate my accomplishments and feel that like…
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    Real Property Management National Headquarters » Blog

  • High Rents and Low Income are Driving Roommates Together

    Chanda Gunter
    15 Feb 2015 | 1:24 am
      The Census Bureau recently reported that the home ownership rate in the United States is at a 20 year low, dropping to 64% at the end of last year.  This was 1.2 percentage points lower than at the end of 2013.  In addition, the rental vacancy rate during the fourth quarter of 2014 was 7% — 1.2 percentage points lower than the fourth quarter of 2013. According to Zillow, the U.S. gained more than 770,000 new renters in 2014 and combined with rising rents across the country, created a cumulative amount paid in rent to $441 billion. As rents continue to rise faster than home…
  • Professional, Trustworthy and Hassle Free: A Real Property Management Success Story

    Chanda Gunter
    13 Feb 2015 | 1:25 am
    When Chris Armijo needed a professional property manager, he called Steve Reeves, owner of Real Property Management Albuquerque. Steve prides himself on the simple things – returning phone calls quickly, working with property owners in the best interest of both parties, and valuing relationships with his owners.  It was this approach that earned him a new client and the respect of Chris. Steve met Chris at his property, complimented him on how well he had made it rent-ready, and understood how much the home meant to Chris. We asked Chris about his relationship with Real Property Management…
  • Turn Your Passion Into Volunteer Work

    Chanda Gunter
    10 Feb 2015 | 1:25 am
    Are you passionate about something?  Maybe your passion is the environment, children’s education, homelessness, disabled veterans, animals, youth sports or the arts.  Whatever it is, volunteering is a fun and easy way to use your interests and passions. Not only does volunteering improve the lives of others, research suggests it can also improve your own life.  It connects you to others and allows new and diverse friendships.  It can increase self-confidence, combat depression, and help you stay physically and mentally active.  Finally, volunteering brings fun and fulfillment to your…
  • Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 – Ranked #1

    Chanda Gunter
    7 Feb 2015 | 1:25 am
    While the property management industry continues to grow and new competitors enter the market, Real Property Management is honored to be recognized as the #1 residential property management company by Entrepreneur magazine.  This is a testament to the quality of our 260 plus offices nationwide that manage over $7 billion in assets.  We hope it confirms to you that you made the right decision to hire us to manage your investment property. Throughout the organization, Real Property Management is committed to dealing with people with honesty and integrity at every level.  Each office operates…
  • Is It a Good Time to Refinance?

    Chanda Gunter
    4 Feb 2015 | 1:25 am
    With interest rates at all-time lows, now may be the time to think about refinancing an existing investment property.  With the right financing partner, you may be able to free up cash for improvements to your rental properties by locking in a lower rate before interest rates rise and by avoiding balloon payments with a fully amortizing loan. Many Real Property Management customers work with firms who provide financing designed specifically for rental property investors. One such company, FirstKey Lending, LLC., is at the forefront of a new residential property investment solution,…
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  • Landlords: How to choose the right Letting Agent

    sev
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Your property is probably your single largest asset and for many landlords, a letting agent is an absolute necessity. While some property owners choose to manage their properties themselves, many choose to entrust their properties to a letting agency. If you decide to employ a letting agent there are several important factors that you should consider. Your final choice will of course depend on your individual situation – but here are some excellent tips to help you find the right agent. National Approved Letting Scheme Choose a letting agent who is a member of the National Approved…
  • Meet Red Cube at the Landlord & Letting Show

    sev
    10 Feb 2015 | 7:35 am
     Landlord & Letting Show, 25-26 February 2015 – London This event gives landlords and property professionals access to a wealth of advice and information from a host of industry experts in the seminars and exhibition. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to network, share best practice and keep up to date with the latest legislation.  will be on Stand 19, so come and visit us to take advantage of: EXCLUSIVE buy-to-let investment opportunities EXCLUSIVE let-only offer at 6% and fully managed at 8% Tickets are FREE when prebooked or £10 on the door. Click here to book your…
  • The London Rental Standard

    sev
    8 Feb 2015 | 4:05 pm
    A city-wide badge of accreditation for London’s landlords The London Rental Standard is a set of standards that the London Mayor – Boris Johnson has after exhaustive consultation implemented for landlords, managing agents and letting agents that operate within London’s private rental sector. The aim of the London Rental Standard is to brings together the existing seven landlord accreditation schemes, under a single recognised framework, in order to raise the level of professional standards of the capital’s private rental sector and to provide a consistent standard of…
  • OnTheMarket: Launch of a new property portal

    sev
    1 Feb 2015 | 4:05 pm
    January 2015 saw the launch of OnTheMarket (OTM), a mutually owned (by 4,500 estate agents), not-for-profit online property portal, which aims to break the duopoly of rival portals groups, Rightmove and Zoopla. Members of OTM will only be able list on one of the other two leading portals (i.e. Rightmove or Zoopla). The new venture has been created by a group of traditional estate agents under the umbrella of Agents’ Mutual, with the aim of increasing market competition within the real estate industry. As an organisation without shareholders to answer to, the mutual business will benefit…
  • Are you in a tenancy deposit dispute?

    sev
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    At the conclusion of any tenancy, if you as a landlord and your tenant are unable to agree over any proposed deductions from the tenancy deposit, you may find that you will need to use the dispute resolution services of your deposit protection scheme to resolve this matter. The dispute resolution service is an evidence based service, so it is absolutely necessary that you provide actual evidence from the start of the tenancy term, that the tenant has indeed been negligent and broken the terms of the tenancy agreement and that as a result, you have sustained a financial loss. As to what type…
 
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    Partner Xchange Blog

  • Top Tools & Apps to Help Your Assistant Work Efficiently

    Kat Bremhorst
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:06 pm
    Your assistant is there to help you, but it doesn’t mean you can’t help them by giving them insights to helpful tools and apps that will make their life easier and make your business run more efficiently. Need a custom website, but your assistant isn’t proficient in HTML? Website Box is a one-stop shop for your…
  • Hiring a Strong Right-Hand

    Selene Garcia
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Hiring a good assistant can be challenging. You’re not sure what you need, what you’re willing to let go of and what kind of personality you’ll work well with – lots to consider.  It’s typically best to begin by carving out responsibilities for your new-hire; any activities that are not generating revenue should be taken…
  • The 4 Signs That Your Agent Can Be Trusted to Sell Your Home

    Kat Bremhorst
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:22 am
    A home is most likely the biggest purchase you will make in your life. When it’s time to re-sell that huge investment, you will want an absolute pro on your side. What qualifies a real estate pro? Look for these four signs that you’re working with a great agent. Experience. Of course it’s nice to…
  • Real Estate Lessons You Can Learn From Dr. Suess Books

    Kat Bremhorst
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:20 am
    Today is Dr. Suess’s 111th birthday. As a child we learned so much from the verbal melodies of Dr. Suess’s engaging books, but the lessons don’t end there. Keep the wise words of Dr. Suess in your heart for every area of your life–even your real estate business! Green Eggs and Ham.  I do not…
  • The 7 P’s of Real Estate Listing Marketing To Trump Your 3 P’s

    Kat Bremhorst
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:38 am
    There’s an old saying in the real estate community about the 3 P’s of marketing which are: put up a sign in the yard, put it in the MLS, pray. While those three P’s are bad, they aren’t good. Take a look at the 7 new P’s of real estate listing. Price. Price might not seem…
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    The Atlanta Homes Team Real Estate Blog

  • The Best Of Valentines Day Events In Atlanta

    12 Feb 2015 | 7:57 am
    Valentine’s Day 2015 is arriving on February 14th, just a few days away to plan a night for you and your special someone. Atlanta has tons going on, and we have compiled a list of some of our favorite things to do so dont panic if you havent made plans yet. No matter your relationship situation, any of these events would be great to enjoy with your spouse, significant other, potential new mate, or platonic friends.  Don’t stay in and sulk this year for Valentine’s Day - the Atlanta metro area has tons of events that are enjoyable whether you live in the city or just outside the…
  • Friday The 13th: Visit The Spookiest Places In Atlanta

    11 Feb 2015 | 5:49 am
    Friday the 13th is right around the corner, and for those who are superstitious or simply have a fascination with Black Friday, there’s a lot to know that surrounds this special date. While many people who have phobias of this holiday actually change their normal routines, others choose to treat it with a carefree opportunity to divulge in the eerie. The metro Atlanta area has several spooky places to visit if you find you are one of the latter types of people; the former, however, might want to just stay home Friday The 13th: History amp; Impact While the origin of the superstition is…
  • In The Spotlight: Cumming, GA

    3 Feb 2015 | 8:45 am
    Located in Forsyth County, Georgia, Cumming is a part of the Atlanta metro area and hosts a population of 5,430 (2010 Census). Cumming is a vibrant community with a downhome, southern feel located just outside of the faster-paced Atlanta metro scene. Cumming is charming and beautiful, and due to its proximity to major business centers in Atlanta, has become an oft sought-after location for those searching for their dream homes in the Atlanta real estate market. Residents here have strong sense of community tied together with traditional family values. The folk that live in Cumming enjoy…
  • Real Estate Market Predictions 2015: A Return to Normalcy?

    16 Jan 2015 | 7:43 am
    As we enter 2015, potential home buyers and sellers alike are wondering what 2015 will look like for the US housing market. While we saw an uneven recovery from the 2008-2009 Recession in 2014, some analysts have expressed their real estate market predictions (2015) and they believe things might even out as economic and job growth continue to accelerate in the United States. Fortune reported that we can expect three main things: Home price increases are likely to slow down, although affordability will decline. Mortgage rates are likely to rise. Millennials will demand housing which will help…
  • Top 5 Downtown Atlanta Restaurants, for the Budget-Conscious

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:47 am
    Atlanta occupies a unique position in the southern United States. As a crossroads in the heart of Georgia, the influences on its cuisine are felt from a myriad of different sources, reflecting the diverse cultural makeup that has come to epitomize the city. With so much to see and do, you don’t want to spend a lot of time, or money, finding a great place to eat. Downtown Atlanta has you covered. Without further ado, we present the top 5 Downtown Atlanta restaurants where you can dine on the cheap. 5. Rosa’s Pizza – It’s styled as the only place to get authentic New York style pizza in…
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    Revaluate Blog

  • New York’s Most Expensive Apartments – Past, Present, and Future

    Max Galka
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:50 am
    At the end of last year, a penthouse in the new One57 tower sold for an astounding $100M, setting a new record for most expensive apartment ever sold in New York City, and topping a banner year for high-end real estate that included seven sales valued at over $50 million. Are these sales reflective of a luxury bubble that is about to pop? In 2000, when Blackstone president Steven Schwartzman bought a Park Avenue triplex penthouse for $37M, people could not imagine how prices could go any higher.  Sure enough, it took only one year for the sale to be topped, as Donald Trump sold his…
  • When is the Best Time to Rent an Apartment in NYC?

    Max Galka
    21 Feb 2015 | 11:55 am
      When is the Best Time to Rent an Apartment in NYC? Had you lived during the three centuries stretching from New York’s colonial days to the time of World War II, you would only have one option. Until about 70 years ago, everyone in New York moved on the same day, May 1, known then as “Moving Day.” As the legend goes, Dutch settlers established this odd tradition in celebration of May 1st, 1626, the day they first set out to colonize Manhattan (later buying it from the Lenape on May 4th for a measly $23).  Each year thereafter, the settlers would…
  • Are These 6 New York Pied-a-Terres Nefarious?

    Chris Drayer
    13 Feb 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Last week the New York Times LOUISE STORY and STEPHANIE SAUL unveiled an article that is an epic story about the concealed identity of a handful of businessmen, many from out of the country, who purchase staggeringly expensive pied-a-terres in New York. There was a direct line drawn connecting the frequently illegal business actions of the buyer and the buildings that seemingly protected the anonymity of buyers. According to the Times, 80% of units sold in Time Warner Building in 2014 were bought by shell companies, so as to cover the identity of the purchaser.  The Times found 16…
  • Looking for Love in NYC? – Here’s a Map!

    Max Galka
    11 Feb 2015 | 12:18 am
    Valentine’s Day is upon us. And in celebration, we’ve mapped out some of the sweetest, mushiest, and heartbreaking-est scenes ever filmed in New York City. From make ups and break ups to pottery wheels and trampolines, these memorable moments will make you believe in love.  So find someone to cuddle up with, and relive your favorite romantic New York movie scenes.   Coming to America (1988) Akeem and Lisa in the backyard of the McDowell family home. Flight of the Conchords (2007) Bret serenades his girlfriend Coco at the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Park. Do the Right…
  • The Highest Rents in New York City

    Max Galka
    6 Feb 2015 | 9:22 am
    It is no secret that real estate in New York City is skyrocketing. According to a Feb 2nd story in the Wall Street Journal, over 7,000 homes across New York City are valued at over $5 million. This recent rise of ultra-high-end housing has reached such a height that the City is now considering adopting a “pied-a-terre tax,” which would generate estimated $441M in annual revenues by taxing only those $5M+ units that are used as vacation homes. Although they have not received quite as much attention as the purchases, the highest rents in New York City are equally astounding,…
 
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  • Frenchman's Reserve Chambord Townhome at a Great Price!

    26 Feb 2015 | 9:52 am
     This 2396 square foot luxury townhome in the Chambord neighborhood of the famed Frenchman’s Reserve gated golf community is newly listed and won’t last long. This townhome is an end unit priced at just $595,000. This townhome does not disappoint from the moment you see the outside with a well-manicured lawn, pavered driveway leading to the two car attached garage, and concrete tile roof. When you enter the home you find a large open floor plan with a kitchen that overlooks the great room and informal dining space. There is a great formal dining room with custom architectural…
  • Abacoa Dinner and Concert Show Series 2015

    25 Feb 2015 | 9:47 am
    Every year throughout the spring and summer the Abacoa Town Center hosts their Dinner and Show Concert Series. Dinner and Show is a free concert series held in the Abacoa Town Center Amphitheater. Each concert pays tribute to a famous iconic band or musician spanning over multiple generations of music history. The concert event series was a solution by the Abacoa town center to provide more lively community activities and events that the whole family can attend. Each year this event is quite popular drawing hundreds of listeners to the town center. Spectators bring their own chairs and…
  • Arsenal will Hold Dynamic Soccer Day Camp at Mirasol Park in June

    23 Feb 2015 | 10:01 am
    Great news for young soccer enthusiasts living in Palm Beach Gardens! Arsenal, a professional soccer team from the British Premier League, will be hosting world- class soccer day camps at Mirasol Park this summer. This will be the only United States Arsenal camp held in the south. Camps are open to young and ambitious soccer players aged 6-16. Each player will have a chance to work with youth coaches from the Arsenal team and learn the same drills and tactics and attention to character used by the Arsenal first team. The Arsenal Philosophy is all about A-Attitude, This is what makes good…
  • Worth Avenue - An Iconic Shopping District on Singer Island

    18 Feb 2015 | 6:28 am
    One of the best locations for luxury shopping in Florida and even the United States is Worth Avenue right here on Singer Island. If you are already a resident of Singer Island you no doubt have already shopped on this 100 year old strip and meandered through the vias. You may even be greeted by name by the store owners who are committed to excellence and community.  For those who have never experienced Worth Avenue it is a must see. The outstanding and historic architecture of Worth Avenue are one of the reasons the shopping district has been named one of America’s Iconic Places…
  • Dining at Old Palm Golf Club

    16 Feb 2015 | 10:04 am
    Palm Beach County has a vast variety of award winning and fine dining establishments but residents of Palm Beach Gardens’ new Old Palm Golf Club need to look no further than the clubhouse for some of the best food Florida has to offer. The club has four dining venue options for residents to enjoy, Palm Court, the dining room, the Grille Room, and outdoor dining next to the 18th hole waterfall on the spacious outdoor patio. Old Palm offers just about every type of food to please your mood. Old Palm can deliver a casual quick meal or a slow and relaxed fine dining experience. The pizza…
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  • Healthy Spanish food

    Hoomia
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:18 am
    There are several reasons to live in Spain. The sun, quality of life and the mild weather contributes to a positive life as well as the food. When people worldwide consume more and more unhealthy food, the countries around the Mediterranean are eating the most salutary food. The intake of polyunsaturated fats, fruits, fiber and vegetables are very high and good for the health. The magazine Lancet published a great summary how eating habits around the world has changed between 1990 and 2010. According to a new report, the past twenty years the world consumption of unhealthy foods has increased…
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  • Foreign Demand of Spanish Property Hits New High

    Hoomia
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:17 am
    Foreign Demand of Spanish Property Hits New High.-The property market in Spain keeps us up with good figures. The first six months of 2014 the Swedish citizens bought  around 570 properties in Costa del Sol. This is an increase of twelve percents comparing to the same period from the year before. This data  was presented in the first week of December by the board of the Malaga province, Diputacion de Malaga. The British people made 1018 property purchases which an  21 percents increase. The Britons and Swedes where followed by  the Belgians (377, 8%), the Russians (332, 7%), the…
  • Weather records in November, Costa del Sol

    Hoomia
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:03 am
    Weather records in November, Costa del Sol. -One of the biggest benefits of living around Costa del Sol is the benefits of the amazing weather all year around. This year has been the warmest year in Costa del Sol in 60 years. According The Spanish weather  service who started to analyse and measure the temperature 1942 in the province of Malaga, the temperature has increased with 1,6 Celsius above the average temperature compared to 1942. The average temperature for this year is expected to be 20,4 Celsius and therefore we have a new record that beats the year 1942 that was earlier the…
  • Sales jump in September- Spanish property marketing

    Hoomia
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:11 am
    Sales jump in September. -After dipping in August, the number of Spanish home sales inscribed in the property register surged an annualised 13 per cent in September, reveal the latest figures from the National Institute of Statistics. Excluding social housing, there were 24,096 sales registered in September, the highest level in four years, and 14 per cent up on a monthly basis. Year to date (end September) there were 216,682 sales inscribed in the register in the first nine months of the year, almost identical to the same period last year. On that basis it looks like the Spanish housing…
 
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  • Why won’t my house sell in New York

    David Brown
    5 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    You’re trying to sell a New York house that just won’t sell? And yet – the news says the real estate market is heating up. The media is practically shouting again about multiple offers, high demand, and record-setting prices. So where’s your contract? These tips could be just what you need to help you sell your New York home. We Buy Houses In New York For Cash Why won’t my house sell in New York? – 6 Tips To Cure It 1) Get good help. Just like before, there are novice agents and investors rushing into the booming market trumpeting that they know what they’re doing.
  • How to Sell Your House to an Investor in New York

    David Brown
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    How To Sell Your House To An Investor in New York Home ownership just isn’t what it was in the 1950’s. We Buy Houses in New York For Cash In the past, people would buy a home and live there for the rest of their lives, often passing it on to their family. Things have changed. Many first-time homebuyers are going into it with the attitude that they’ll sell when it’s time for a change. If you’re looking to sell your house, you could be frustrated. Despite the market trends in New York slowly shifting, it’s still very much a buyer’s market. With so much property…
  • How to Sell a House You Inherited in New York – the reality behind probate

    David Brown
    15 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Selling an inherited home in New York is not as easy as people think! Read on to learn how to sell a house you inherited in New York… We Buy Inherited New York Houses First of all, there is always that emotional bit of preparing a loved one’s house ready for sale – which most likely includes depersonalizing his or her rooms and also clearing out all the belongings… Then there is the cost of marketing the house in order to attract potential buyers. Usually heirs get to deal with the high costs of liens and other issues. Consequently, disagreements may arise. Therefore we at…
  • Can a house be sold while in probate in New York

    David Brown
    8 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Probate is the process of reassigning the property to the beneficiaries after the person dies. When a person passes away they leave their loved ones and their property behind. Sometimes the last will or the Testate is left behind by the person and in some cases it is not. Whatever is the situation the property is reassigned to the heirs with the court of law and this extensive thorough process is known as probate. Sometimes a question arises, “can a house be sold while in probate in New York?“, and the answer is that it can be sold if simple steps are followed properly. As real…
  • What happens when you inherit a house in New York?

    David Brown
    1 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Inheriting a house is one of the few big surprises that life brings us sometimes. But what happens when you inherit a house in New York? As much as you may want to keep an inherited house, sometimes you may be forced to consider putting it up for sale. Well, selling an inherited house can be a demanding task, but definitely not impossible! With the right information and assistance from Sell Now Realty Group, you should have no problems selling your inherited house. So where does the difficulty come from selling an inherited house in New York? Exactly what happens when you inherit a house in…
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  • Use These Social Media Tricks When Selling Your Home

    Jason Cassity
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Selling your home is an exciting time. Even before you select which Real Estate Brokerage that you’re going to work with, I’d be willing to bet that you’re looking at the Zillow Zestimate, checking out other homes that have sold nearby, etc. Most people in today’s climate choose to work with a local Brokerage and usually […] The post Use These Social Media Tricks When Selling Your Home appeared first on City Consulting Group - A San Diego Real Estate Agency.
  • Downtown San Diego Condo with views – 2 Bedroom – 700 West E St. #2004

    David vL
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:05 pm
    This week’s property is in one of the most modern and historic buildings in downtown San Diego- Electra. Link to Listing INFO – Unit #2004 To schedule a showing or to learn more about downtown San Diego real estate please contact us. Electra – 700 West E St. San Diego, CA 92101 Built in 2008 by BOSA the […] The post Downtown San Diego Condo with views – 2 Bedroom – 700 West E St. #2004 appeared first on City Consulting Group - A San Diego Real Estate Agency.
  • Is For Sale By Owner Really Worth It?

    Jason Cassity
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:15 pm
    I have to admit I’m a big DIY (Do It Yourself) guy. Wether I’m installing floating shelves, fixing the dishwasher, or cleaning the house I have a tough time justifying the costs for something that can be done with a little elbow grease and YouTube know-how. So when I hear about homeowners around San Diego […] The post Is For Sale By Owner Really Worth It? appeared first on City Consulting Group - A San Diego Real Estate Agency.
  • Strategy Matters: How to Maximize Value of your Downtown San Diego Condo

    Amanda Shelley
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:18 pm
    Downtown San Diego is a unique vertical landscape rife with nuance. With six dynamic neighborhoods and over 60 residential condo buildings,  Downtown San Diego condo sellers should look to a local and experienced brokerage for representation. City Consulting Group is an independent brokerage located in the East Village of Downtown San Diego. Our team applies […] The post Strategy Matters: How to Maximize Value of your Downtown San Diego Condo appeared first on City Consulting Group - A San Diego Real Estate Agency.
  • East Village Upgrade – Downtown San Diego Condo Remodel Before and After

    Amanda Shelley
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:46 pm
    Here we are for another edition of our Before and After series in which we reveal the tremendous transformations of downtown San Diego investment properties listed by City Consulting Group. This time we’re looking at a 2,330 sq ft loft in the East Village of downtown San Diego. The building complex, Parkloft, is one of the […] The post East Village Upgrade – Downtown San Diego Condo Remodel Before and After appeared first on City Consulting Group - A San Diego Real Estate Agency.
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  • Be My Roommate: Live in My Cobble Hill Home Steps from Transit and Trader Joe’s for $1450

    Diane Pham
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:50 pm
    To help our fellow New Yorkers on their hunt for a good roommate, we’re launching “Be My Roommate“. If you’ve got an empty room you’d like to see featured here, get in touch with us at tips@6sqft.com! Meet Marie, a laid-back bookworm looking for a roomie for her Cobble Hill two-bedroom. Marie moved into the neighborhood a little over two years ago after a spending a few years in Chicago and over a year living out of a backpack while making her way across Central America. Up until a few days ago, she shared her Brooklyn apartment with her younger sister…
  • A Tale of Two Cities: Disco-Era Bushwick Burns While Manhattan Boogies (PHOTOS)

    Michelle Cohen
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:45 pm
    one moment please...Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, United States+ Expand- collapseThe Village People Stepping Out, The Grand Ballroom, NY, NY, June 1978 (l); Three Amigos, Bushwick (r). By Meryl Meisler. It’s 2015 and Bushwick is on fire. But instead of being lost to the flames of neglect and destruction, buildings are being sold and rented like hotcakes. Photographer Meryl Meisler’s first monograph, “Disco Era Bushwick: A Tale of Two Cities,” published by Bizarre Bushwick gives us an insider’s view of the streets and scenes of New York City during the glam/gritty 1970s and ‘80s when…
  • Dare to Shower in This $10.5M David Mann-Designed Tribeca Loft

    Aisha Carter
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    one moment please...429 Greenwich Street, New York, NY, United States+ Expand- collapseIf you want to live in a classic Tribeca loft and build a stronger relationship with your partner, you can cancel those therapy sessions and just head over to this 4,000-square-foot pad in the Dietz Lantern Building, because for better or for worse, you will definitely get a lot closer in this home thanks to a see-through master bathroom behind the artful hanging bed. For some reason, the space appears to have been struggling on the market since 2011, with a price tag that has fallen from $12.995 million…
  • Penthouse from ’9 1/2 Weeks’ Wants $20K/Month; Chelsea’s Oldest House Asks $6.5M

    Diane Pham
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    For $20,000 a month, you can rent this sun-soaked penthouse once featured in the Mickey Rourke/Kim Basinger erotic thriller “9 1/2 Weeks.” [NYDN] The oldest house in Chelsea, located at 404 West 20th Street, has hit the market for $6.5 million. [Curbed] Related CEO Jeff Blau is the mystery buyer of the city’s second most expensive townhouse, a $51 million Upper East Side beauty. [TRD] Millennials are transforming home buying. Brokers say this generation prefers texting to phone calls by far. [AOL Real Estate] Howard Hughes has just closed on a 10-story building just west…
  • VIDEO: Inside the Adrenaline-Filled Lives of NYC Urban Explorers

    Dana Schulz
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Whether it’s climbing the 90 flights of stairs to the top of 432 Park or roaming abandoned subway tunnels, the boundary-pushing feats of urban explorers have given us some of the most amazing views of city life that we’ll probably never experience first-hand on our own. After spending several weeks tagging along with some self-professed urban explorers, filmmaker Jeff Seal has released a short video that documents the literal highs and lows that these adrenaline junkies go to for an Instagram-worthy shot. Seal does more than just present cool locales; he delves into what…
 
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  • San Francisco Rent Prices Continue Rapid Rise Through February

    Devin O'Brien
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:25 pm
    The San Francisco rental market continued to be the most expensive rental market in the country, reaching an all-time high of $3,460 for a 1-bedroom apartment. While prices in New York City remained largely flat at $3,000 last month, SF continued upwards, increasing 1.5% month over month and 3.3% over the last quarter. One notable trend saw our predictions at the end of last year start to come true. Traditionally expensive areas toward the north have reached either equilibrium or begun to drop in price. Russian Hill (-4.3%), Pacific Heights (Unchanged), the Marina (-2.9%), Nob Hill…
  • Zumper National Rent Report: February 2015

    Devin O'Brien
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:53 am
    Report Summary: In this edition of the Zumper National Rent Report, we have expanded our reach to include data from the top 50 metro areas across the United States. San Francisco remained the most expensive market in the United States for the ninth straight month, with median 1-bedroom rents rising to $3,460, the highest ever recorded. The gain was particularly notable considering that NYC, the second most expensive market, saw rents plateau in February, even after a slight drop of 3.2% in January. Boston maintained its third place position, despite a 4.2% drop to $2,300. Rounding out the…
  • 5 Cool NYC Apartments Under $1,400 Per Person (February 27)

    Devin O'Brien
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:57 pm
    Finding an affordable place in NYC is tough work. We at Zumper want to help you out with our list of the coolest, most affordable places available right now in the city. 1. Clinton Hill, Brooklyn Picture yourself on Sunday morning sipping a coffee in that bright, airy kitchen. Now imagine that you’re only paying $1,300 per month with a roommate. This 2-bedroom Clinton Hill apartment has a marble and stainless steel kitchen, oak plank flooring, and even a private roof deck. Add in easy access to Pratt and the subway, and you’ve got a serious winner. Two bedroom, $2,600 ($1,300…
  • This Philadelphia Time-Lapse Captures The Essence Of The City

    Bree Bossy
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Lansdale based photographer Sean Dooley captured all of Philly’s glory in this time-lapse, shot over a 10 week period. Watch as day turns to night across all of the city’s landmarks. Philadelphia: a city in motion from Sean Dooley on Vimeo. About Zumper: Zumper is the first search through close apartment rental platform. Search over 500,000 listings across the US, then apply for your dream place using our one-click application. Looking for a rental in Philadelphia? Zumper has over 3,200 homes and apartments for rent in Philadelphia. The post This Philadelphia Time-Lapse…
  • 21 Facts That Houstonians Want Everyone Else to Know

    Gabby Nguyen
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:08 pm
    1. Houston is Texas’ largest city, with over 2.1 million people in the area. That’s right, Dallas. Wikimedia/ via Hequals2henry   2. Houston is the 4th largest city in America.  According to 2010 census data. blog.tendenci.com   3. Beyonce was born and raised in Houston, Texas.  All hail Queen Bey. Youtube/ Screenshot via beyonceVEVO   4. Hilary Duff was born and raised in Katy, which is right outside of Houston.  No wonder Lizzie McGuire was so freakin’ cool. Zimbio Entertainment   5. Houston was rated the number 1 best city to live in by Business Insider in…
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  • Foreclosures in Centerville GA in March 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:49 pm
    Foreclosures in Centerville GA in March 2015 I keep hearing from consumers who are looking for REO homes who say there are not many to choose from. That is certainly the case for foreclosures in Centerville GA in March 2015! Currently, REO properties account for only 7.9% of the overall available inventory in Centerville GA. As […] The post Foreclosures in Centerville GA in March 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • Foreclosures in Bonaire GA in March 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Foreclosures in Bonaire GA in March 2015 It remains a short list for consumers who are looking for available foreclosures in Bonaire GA in March 2015. The inventory is limited, and if you are serious about purchasing a bank owned home in this community, you must be ready with a legitimate offer. Any delay will […] The post Foreclosures in Bonaire GA in March 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • Foreclosures in Warner Robins GA in March 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    28 Feb 2015 | 4:32 pm
    Foreclosures in Warner Robins GA in March 2015 The number of available foreclosures in Warner Robins GA in March 2015 is a tiny percentage of the overall real estate market in this community. Currently, only 4.1% of the available real estate in Warner Robins is distressed, which means consumers who want an REO home in […] The post Foreclosures in Warner Robins GA in March 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • How to Sell Your Home in the Spring

    Anita Clark Realtor
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:06 am
    How to Sell Your Home in the Spring It is no secret that spring is one of the busiest times of the year for real estate markets. The warmer weather brings out consumers who are excitedly looking for homes. This bodes well for sellers, especially those who took the opportunity during the winter months to […] The post How to Sell Your Home in the Spring appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • What is my Warner Robins GA Home Worth in January 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    16 Feb 2015 | 12:54 pm
    What is my Warner Robins GA Home Worth in January 2015 Middle GA potential sellers who wanted to know What is my Warner Robins GA home worth in January 2015 will not be getting the answer they hoped for this month. The weather, plenty of inventory, and unrealistic sellers made this past month the worst selling […] The post What is my Warner Robins GA Home Worth in January 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
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  • Real Estate Slogans: 50+ Sure-Fire Ways To Craft A Better Brand

    Tyler Zey
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:42 pm
    Struggling to come up with the perfect real estate slogan? Don’t worry! I’ve got a list of ideas for you to consider! FREE PDF OF OUR 200 REAL ESTATE MARKETING IDEAS When it comes to branding or social media marketing, your real estate slogan matters! This is the message you want your potential clients to remember when they see your logo.  That means this phrase ultimately ends up representing a lot more than you’d initially thing.  Here are the things to consider when picking a real estate slogan The Basic Guidelines To Consider When Crafting Your Slogan:…
  • Real Estate Lead Generation – Case Studies From Realtors On How To Dominate In Lead Gen

    Tyler Zey
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:03 am
    Are you tired of experts talking about the newest and best ways to generate real estate leads?Me too.So today, I’m going to share with you the biggest marketing secret ever. Ready for it? FREE PDF OF: 200 REAL ESTATE MARKETING IDEAS The secret to successful real estate lead generation and marketing is failure.Yes. You read that correctly. You want to fail as often and as quickly as possible. Why? Simple, the secret to marketing is writing down 10 ideas that ‘could’ work.Executing them perfectly. Then you should about 2 of those methods work out of the 10. Double down on those 2…
  • Beat Trulia With This Free Real Estate Squeeze Page For Seller Leads:

    Tyler Zey
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:11 pm
    Do you need more leads?  Of course!  One of the best ways to get more leads online is through landing pages. I’ve designed a high converting landing page for realtors and today I’m giving you the HTML files for free here: Free Real Estate Landing Page Landing pages are the most complicated things to make. Why? You have to make sure your ad copy is great. And the design is good.  You need trust logos and testimonials. The worst part is that you don’t know if you’ve made a good landing page until you spend your own money on it.  So to make that easier: I’ve…
  • The Complete 2015 Guide to Local SEO for Real Estate Agents

    Tyler Zey
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:02 am
    How would you like 2015 to be the year your real estate office finally starts showing up in local search results? Click hereto get your free guide to Real Estate SEO! Free Guide: REAL ESTATE SEO I would love you to help you do that. So the following is a complete guide to local SEO for realtors this year.  This extended post will cover activities and strategies your office needs to consider in this years marketing plan. Local SEO must be in your marketing mix this year.  I hope this guide helps you dominate your searches and grow your production for years to come! Local SEO for Realtors…
  • Like Referrals? Here’s How Your Real Estate Blog Can Get You Them:

    Tyler Zey
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:03 am
    Oh, blogging. It’s great for SEO, but the benefits don’t stop there.  I talked to former real estate agent ShaunL8 from TheNewRealEstateAgent.com about his experience with blogging and how it can help agents get more referrals. Here’s his take: REGISTER: FREE REAL ESTATE MARKETING COURSE The advantages of blogging – whether for real estate, or any other industry for that matter – are reasonably well accepted these days . . . Accepted in terms of the search engine optimization (or SEO) benefits that come with publishing useful and helpful content under your name and…
 
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  • Comment on Will The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act be Extended through 2014? by Aysun

    Aysun
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:14 pm
    If you switch your filnig it goes for all creditors in the proceeding not just one in particular. The other answer is incorrect, a chapter 13 saves the house, the chapter7 is the one that a house will become disposable property if the mtg is behind and the creditor files for relief.
  • Comment on Foreclosure Apartment Investing: Earn Huge Profits Tonight by Yakhlef

    Yakhlef
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:07 pm
    It will harm your credit in the worst way. My adcvie to you is to look at other options ie retention options modification, forbearance or repayment plans or maybe even liquidation options like a deed in leiu or a short sale. I work for fannie mae Mortgage Help Center so I would advise to go to knowyouroptions.com to find out more about what you can do or contact Fannie Mae at 1 866 442 8554. This is a free service and im sure you can get the answer that you are looking for.
  • Comment on Bank of America and Others to Pay $19 Billion to Foreclosure Home Owners by Saha

    Saha
    21 Feb 2015 | 6:21 am
    It depends on how the short sale is neegtiatod. The key to getting the best result is to have your agent negotiate out a “Paid as agreed” or “Paid in full” reporting to the credit company. If this is how it is reported, then the impact is minimal. If you have missed any payments, however, that will definitely have a negative impact and if you can’t negotiate out those payment reports (and more often than not, you can’t) , a short sale has the potential to be almost as devastating as a foreclosure.References : Was this answer helpful?
  • Comment on Will The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act be Extended through 2014? by Cesar

    Cesar
    20 Feb 2015 | 9:48 pm
    that we should fgriove and forget’. Even if this were actually possible, we are certainly not required to even attempt anything like it if they are unrepentent and likely to offend again on the same serious way. We are entitled to say within ourselves something like: whilst I have handed calling you to account over to God, and whilst I pray that you will see the light, understand what you have done and repent, and apologise so that we can safely be reconciled, I now know you and what you are like, and I choose to guard my heart and the hearts of those under my protection, and (for the…
  • Comment on Rental Housing Profits on the Rise by Geraldo

    Geraldo
    20 Feb 2015 | 5:50 pm
    RE: AHCCCS (pronounced like access ) was the only hetalh insurance Shepherd could get because he had a pre-existing condition and, since he was forced to stop working in his plumbing business, little money. Truly amazing. He’s had this condition for almost 2 decades; but still votes against his family’s interest. I guess he is more interested in denying rights to gays and oppose abortion than in sticking around for his kid. Rate this comment: 0 0
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  • LOW DOWNPAYMENT LOANS FOR FIRST TIME BUYERS

    American Mortgage Corporation
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    LOW MORTGAGE RATES AVAILABLE The U.S. economy is improving and, as the economy expands, U.S. rents have climbed. Meanwhile, mortgage rates are down. Not since May 2013 have current mortgage rates been this cheap. As a result of falling rates, in many U.S. markets, on a monthly basis, it’s more expensive to rent a home than to own one. Furthermore, homeownership is within reach for more consumers than during any period since last decade. The expanding economy has softened mortgage eligibility requirements including a drop on the minimum credit score requirements; an increase in…
  • Improve Your Credit Score With These 5 Tips

    American Mortgage Corporation
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Mortgage rates today are low, but did you know you get your rate even lower? The trick is to boost your credit score, which is actually pretty simple. Your credit score is based on a system and the system can be worked. With higher scores come lower mortgage rates plus access to additional home loan programs. Government-backed loans such as the low-downpayment FHA loan and the zero-money down USDA loan allow for below-average scores; but in order to get the best conventional mortgage rates, you’ll want to have the highest credit scores possible. Buying a home in 2014 or 2015? Understand…
  • How Much Can You Save With The New FHA MIP?

    American Mortgage Corporation
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:01 pm
    FHA REDUCES MORTGAGE INSURANCE PREMIUMS It’s now cheaper to get an FHA loan. In January 2015, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced an immediate reduction in mortgage insurance premiums (MIP) on all new FHA loans. The reduction, which is the FHA’s first since 2001, is designed to make homeownership more affordable for buyers opting for the FHA’s low-downpayment mortgage programs. However, the change in FHA MIP makes it easier to refinance via the FHA, too. The new, lower mortgage insurance premiums have reduced the effective mortgage rate of an FHA loan, putting…
  • What is a Refinance?

    American Mortgage Corporation
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    In the world of mortgages, the term “financing” refers to borrowing money from a bank to help pay for a property. If then, at a later date, the homeowner wishes to replace his mortgage with a new one — one with either a lower mortgage rate, for example, or one that provides cash-out at closing — the financing process is repeated. This repeat is called a “refinance” mortgage. Refinancing is when you obtain a new mortgage loan to pay off and replace an existing one. Click to get refinance mortgage rates today. 3 TYPES OF REFINANCE MORTGAGE Refinance mortgages…
  • VA Mortgages Allow 100% Financing

    American Mortgage Corporation
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:53 am
    Current mortgage rates continue to troll near historical lows. And, of all available mortgage rates, VA mortgage rates remain the lowest. According to the most recent Ellie Mae Origination Insight report, VA mortgage rates beat rates for FHA loans and conventional loans handily. The average interest rate on a closed VA loan is currently 40 basis points (0.40%) lower than the rate of a comparable conventional loan backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac; and 21 basis points (0.21%) lower than a comparable FHA loan. Plus, because VA home loans never require mortgage insurance, they can be an…
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  • What Our Clients Say About Our Commercial Real Estate Services

    Nathan Smith
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:07 am
    The following post is copyrighted by Austin Tenant Advisors - . When working with a Tenant Representative to find office or retail space and negotiate leases or lease renewals it’s important to work as a team!  The relationship you have with your broker is key to the commercial real estate process.  You have enough work on your plate so don’t waste your time trying to learn how to be a commercial leasing agent.  Think of us as part of your real estate / facilities department.  We represent your best interests in the search, selection, and negotiation of office, retail, and…
  • How to Determine the Class of an Office Building

    Nathan Smith
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:18 pm
    The following post is copyrighted by Austin Tenant Advisors - . Office space buildings are typically classified as A, B, or C which represent a subjective quality rating based on each buildings ability to attract similar tenants.  The following factors are typically considered when determining a buildings class: Age of building Location Building finishes Technological capabilities Rental rates Amenities How well building is maintained System standards and efficiencies Location and accessibility Market perception Building amenities would be considered as services provided in a building that…
  • Get Insurance Quotes Before Signing a Commercial Lease

    Nathan Smith
    22 Feb 2015 | 8:58 am
    The following post is copyrighted by Austin Tenant Advisors - . Whether you are leasing office, retail or warehouse space landlords will require that you have property and general liability insurance and have them named as an additional insured. Don’t confuse this with the insurance that the landlord is required to carry on the building itself. You will be required to have your own insurance. Landlords typically require that you have a minimum of $1 million to $5 million in coverage and sometimes they will also require that you have an umbrella policy on top of that. Landlord insurance…
  • How to Find and Lease Small Office Space

    Nathan Smith
    20 Feb 2015 | 10:34 am
    The following post is copyrighted by Austin Tenant Advisors - . If you are a small business and need to find and lease office space then this article is for you.  The process of leasing office space for small businesses can sometimes be daunting however we have outlined 5 steps on how to find and lease the best space possible. After reading this you will know: How to figure out your budget How to determine how much office space you need Your options for locating office space for rent Things to consider when selecting an office location Tips on negotiating an office lease Step #1: …
  • What is the Difference Between Class A, B, or C Office Space?

    Nathan Smith
    18 Feb 2015 | 11:16 am
    The following post is copyrighted by Austin Tenant Advisors - . In most cities like Austin, Tx for example office buildings are classified based on their age, location, condition, and amenities.  The Class designations A, B, or C are not official gradings however are classified by the building owners.  Among commercial real estate brokers there is typically a consensus on what is actually A, B, or C class space. Class A – Class A buildings are typically your top notch nicest office buildings.  Most are newer buildings built within the last 5-7 years or so.  They include amenities…
 
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  • Specialist property investment to reach 20% by 2020

    Gemma Stephenson
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:01 am
    Knight Frank forecast that specialist property investment will account for 20% of the total commercial market by 2020. The property agent expects investment in the specialist market will exceed £10 billion in 2015 alone and forecast that demand for opportunities in the sector will continue to rise. Core specialist sectors such as student property, healthcare, hotels and automotive have seen a sharp rise in investment and account for an ever-growing share of the marketplace. Read more… The popularity of specialist property investment is underpinned by demand which is not set to subside.
  • Income producing property: Which assets perform better than savings accounts?

    Jerald Solis
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    For years, people who had money in savings in the UK would have no better option for seeing their money grow over the years than to put it into a high-interest savings account that would allow them the peace of mind that their nest egg was safe and working for them. However, in recent times, this has changed. With the base interest rate now at its lowest in history (0.5 per cent), a level which it has been at for more than five years, people are less likely to get themselves the sort of favourable interest on their savings that they could just a few years ago. It has led more people to other…
  • Commercial property rental value growth hit 7-year high in 2014

    Jerald Solis
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    The rate of growth in rental prices hit its highest level for seven years in the last quarter of 2014, according to the latest figures released by property company CBRE. In the last few years, the residential market has been the shining star when it comes to rental increases, but investors in the commercial sector are also now starting to see returns that make their assets very favourable. At the tail end of last year, it was reported that annual returns were nearing some 20 per cent for the commercial property market, and now CBRE has reported that in the final three months of the year,…
  • UK buy-to-let surges ahead as FTB numbers fall

    Scott Hood
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:30 am
    A continued fall in the number of people who are able to afford to buy their own home may be helping the buy-to-let market surge, as reports show it is now stronger than any other part of the housing sector. According to data produced by Connells Survey and Valuation, the first month of the year has seen buy-to-let surge ahead of other sectors of the property market. It said that in January, activity levels in buy-to-let had grown by some 37 per cent when compared to the end of 2014, which was the fastest growth by far. It also showed the smallest fall when compared to the same month a year…
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  • HOME SELLER: Episode 00011 Selling Your Home – Improve It To Move It, But Don’t Overspend

    lfsanek
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:31 pm
    The housing market is a fluid, living thing that consistently changes. I learned the best tips about which renovations to work on and which to avoid if you are selling your home. “You want to spend the right amount of money to get the best return. For every dollar you put in, you want to be able to get at least that or more back. For example, you don’t want to put a high-end kitchen in a tiny ranch house. You don’t want to over-improve, anything you can do to lighten or brighten a space, such as lighter curtains instead of heavy drapes will work in your favor. If you have a…
  • HOME BUYER: Episode 00010 What Kind Of Questions Should You Ask Before Making An Offer On A Home

    lfsanek
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:39 am
    What Kind of Questions Should You Ask Before Buying a Home? Answer: Most home buyers jump into buying their home because they’ve fallen heads over heels in love with the house, so you are wise to think about asking questions before signing on the dotted line. Here are 3 main issues that home buyers should address upfront: 1) Offering price 2) Condition of home 3) Location of home With the advent of Zillow.com and other online information centers, some of the data you would like to know can be found on the web, but much of that information may be incorrect incorrect. For example, Zillow…
  • HOME SELLER: Episode 00010 Choose The Right Color To Sell Your Home

    lfsanek
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:40 pm
    By Melissa Dittmann Tracey Is there a science behind selecting the right colors to help sell your home? In Realtor® Magazine, the experts in the field of design psychology learn how the color on the walls may affect buyers’ moods. For years, psychological research has been offering insights into how the brain reacts to color choices. Such research is often tapped by the marketing field in making products more desirable to buyers. Can these same studies be applied to motivating such big purchases as a home? It’s a leap, but at a subconscious level, certain colors on walls may evoke buyers…
  • HOME BUYER: Episode 00009 6 Don’ts After You Apply For A Mortgage

    lfsanek
    19 Feb 2015 | 5:12 am
    6 Don’ts After You Apply For A Mortgage I learned a long time ago that “common sense is NOT common practice“. This is especially the case during the emotional time that surrounds buying a home, when people tend to do some non-commonsensical things. Here are a few that I’ve seen over the years that have delayed (and even killed) deals: 1. Don’t deposit cash into your bank accounts. Lenders need to source your money and cash is not really traceable. Small, explainable deposits are fine, but getting $10,000 from your parents as a gift in cash is not. Discuss the proper way to track…
  • HOME SELLER: Episode 00009 Some Of The 90 Ways To Sell Your Home Faster And For More Money

    lfsanek
    17 Feb 2015 | 8:41 am
    For Those That Want The Full List Click OnThe Contact Us Form In The Upper Right Hand Corner Complete and Request “The 90 Ways To Sell Your Home Faster And For More Money”. Repairs 1. The rule of thumb is, if something needs repair, fix it! There may be many things in your home that you have simply become used to over time . . . things that you have been promising yourself that you will attend to. Well, now is the time. The buyer will mentally add up the cost of repairing all those minor flaws and end up with an amount that is generally much higher than what it would cost you to…
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  • Tips to choose the best quotation for packers and movers

    Abhishek
    13 Feb 2015 | 11:53 am
    When you decide to relocate, the first important thing you want to do is to pack your things including your prized possessions. But it can be slightly tricky to handle it on your own, and someone with professional experience and skills can help to pack and shift your things to your new house safely. For successful packing and moving, you need help from Packers and Movers. Packers and movers companies have well trained and expert staff to simplify the task of house shifting. But if you start searching for movers, you will get a number of options to choose from. Most of the movers quote…
  • Things to Consider While Transporting Your Car

    Abhishek
    1 Feb 2015 | 9:46 am
    Vehicle shifting is equally important like your home and office relocation. Your vehicle is the most cherished possession and its safe transportation is the prime thing that you should take care of. A minor scratch during the shipment can make you feel embarrassed. To ensure a safe and trouble free delivery of your car prefer some tips for a secure vehicle shifting. There are various vehicle transportation services available in the market. However, to choose the best car transportation services you have to research on the internet. Following things should be considered while transporting your…
  • How to move heavy furniture by yourself or with movers

    Abhishek
    11 Jan 2015 | 10:16 am
    Relocation is not only a challenging but a tedious task as well! May be it is challenging only for its reason of being quite tedious. Most of the genus is experiencing a need of relocation prominently because of the business or job requirements. None of us can deny that shifting is a tough task, which can surely make you sweat. When a family relocates, the task is even more difficult. With less family members is the less requirement and with more the list goes endless. This endless list probably consists of variations of goods and items that are to be shipped. They might be the smaller items…
  • Benefits of hiring a packers and movers company for shifting

    Abhishek
    21 Dec 2014 | 3:54 am
    Nowadays, a large number of crowds have to relocate due to their jobs and the companies keep their employees in perpetual circulation. This shifting is not only time consuming, but also physically draining. The feelings and emotions have to be considered of both family members as well as oneself. It is necessary to convince the young ones in the family that the new place they plan to shift at is quite better place than the present one. An individual has to combat with other family pressures, denials and in all, the situation turns out to be inexplicable in a set of thousand words. Under such…
  • Why should You Hire Packers and Movers services in cities like Mumbai and Pune

    Abhishek
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:39 am
    Roti, Kapada Aur Makan was one of the box office hit Indian movies in the seventies. The literal translation of movie name can be Food, clothing and shelter. These are the absolute essentials of human survival anywhere in the world. Humans used to take refuge in natural shelters like caves, in primitive ages. With the passage of time, saw people erecting huts for sheltering purpose. Eventually present day houses in various forms like bungalows, apartments are used for living in metro cities like Mumbai or Pune. A household staying in a habitat is required to shift from one place to another.