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  • How to Use Unique Strategies to Find Unexpected Real Estate Deals

    BiggerPockets Podcast : Real Estate Investing and Wealth Building to Help You Get Bigger Pockets
    Dave Van Horn
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Over the years, I’ve utilized many strategies to get my hands on good rental properties. And some of them have been pretty bizarre. For example, one strategy I had was for all of my tenants to be looking for deals for me, and I would incentivize them by taking $500 to $1,000 off of their rent. [...] View the full article: How to Use Unique Strategies to Find Unexpected Real Estate Deals on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2014 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • Best Places to Rent in London 2015

    Rentals London
    Rentals London
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:37 am
    Each day, thousands of with a vision to accomplish their dreams pound the streets and scour the internet to find out cheap and best places to Live in London. However, it’s totally about their fortune, whether they locate a right place or not. If you are also the one struggling hard to locate the better affordable places to rent in London, don’t fret because we have some finest choices to opt as your next location. Kensington and Chelsea When you say London, there are few gorgeous places in the city which stand on top of young professionals list. And some of such best places include…
  • Why a “Subject to Sale” Condition is Rarely Your Best Option

    The Edmonton Real Estate Blog
    Sara MacLennan
    24 Jun 2015 | 11:07 am
    What do you do when you find the perfect home, but you haven’t sold your current home? Most people consider putting an offer on their dream home, with a “subject to the sale of the buyer’s home” condition. However, this scenario is probably not your best option. A “subject to sale” condition means that the […]
  • How to stay safe from Predators

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    Peter Toner
    9 Jun 2015 | 2:35 pm
    I wrote an article for Inman News … … that just got published in two parts this Monday and Tuesday.  The opening 2 paragraphs read: “In our society, we hold onto many myths that put could us in grave danger. One of the most common is the myth of the straggly haired stranger. We... Summary only - Visit our site for the full article!
  • Choosing the Right Neighborhood

    Real Estate Investing Blog
    Marco Santarelli
    12 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Classifying a neighborhood by “type”, or what many investors refer to as a “grade”, is typically nothing more than a subjective description.  Although most people will have a general idea of what is being referred to, in my experience it is usually nothing more than a qualitative rather than quantitative description. Read the rest of Choosing the Right Neighborhood  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 Cash-Flow Investment Property.
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    WSJ.com: Real Estate

  • Office Market Is on a Slow Roll

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:03 pm
    Employers took on 8.2 million square feet of additional office space in the second quarter, one of the stronger periods since the recession but a relatively tepid expansion by historical standards.
  • Eccentric European Hotel Chain Says Hello to Hollywood

    30 Jun 2015 | 8:38 pm
    A French boutique hotel brand known for outrageous flourishes is hoping its risqué formula can translate across the Atlantic, starting with the opening of its first U.S. property in Los Angeles.
  • Poland Lures More Major Warehouses

    30 Jun 2015 | 8:36 pm
    Poland is attracting more major distribution centers now that transport links with the rest of Europe have been upgraded.
  • In Warsaw, Changes in Altitudes

    30 Jun 2015 | 3:51 pm
    A new wave of office construction is altering the skyline of Poland’s capital as the city goes through its latest surge of development.
  • Design's Best-Kept Secret: Eames Radios

    25 Jun 2015 | 11:35 pm
    Collectors are tuning into radios designed by Charles and Ray Eames—a more accessible way to own an original by the midcentury masters.
 
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    Commercial Real Estate News

  • CBRE Hawaii’s ‘Workplace 360’ office transformation in Honolulu: Slideshow

    Tina Yuen
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Imagine working in an office where you don’t have the same desk every day, and your boss doesn’t either. That’s the setup in CBRE Hawaii’s headquarters in Downtown Honolulu, where the company’s “Workplace 360” initiative launched nearly a year ago. Work on the space, which was completed in late July of last year, created a “free address” office where the commercial real estate firm’s more than 50 employees are able to choose how they work, with whom and where. Kim Lord, senior…
  • Schilleci & Tortorici make Pepper Place home for law practice

    Bryan Davis
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:41 am
    Lakeview's Pepper Place has become synonymous with boutique shops and innovative businesses. A law firm at the Pepper Place Showrooms building may seem out of place at first, but Schilleci & Tortorici PC's boutique practice fits right in with the building's other tenants. Joseph Schilleici and his first cousin Jason Tortorici have opened in Suite E, a 1,500-square-foot space in the building. Jerry Grant with Graham & Co. handled the lease for the duo, while Rob Tate with Sloss Real Estate represented…
  • Wallets get a little fatter for Tampa Bay’s richest families

    Margie Manning
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    The three Tampa Bay families on Forbes list of America’s Richest Families added to their wealth in the past year. The Jenkins, Glazer and Lykes families each make repeat appearances on the second annual list by Forbes, which profiles the 200 wealthiest clans in the United States. Families needed a combined net worth of $1.2 billion to make the cut, Forbes said. The Jenkins family, which owns about 20 percent of the stock of Tampa Bay’s biggest company, Publix Super Markets Inc., has a combined…
  • A growing Concur Technologies soon will occupy half of this Bellevue office tower

    Marc Stiles
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:01 am
    Concur Technologies has been on a big growth spurt since moving from Redmond to downtown Bellevue two years ago, and now it's growing even more. Iniitially, the company inked a lease for 123,000 square feet for its headquarters in the Key Center building, 601 108th Ave. N.E. Currently, Concur occupies 180,000 square feet, and is planning to grow into another 63,000 square feet over the next 12 months, Al Kinisky, Concur's senior director of global real estate, said last week. Concur was acquired…
  • City National Bank provides $13M for Wal-Mart-anchored center in Broward

    Brian Bandell
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    An affiliate of Gaitlin Development Co. obtained a $13.265 million construction loan for a Davie retail center that will be anchored by Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market. Miami-based City National Bank of Florida awarded the mortgage to GDC Davie LLC, an affiliate of the Fort Lauderdale-based developer headed by Franklin Gatlin III. The project at the southeast corner of Stirling Road and South Pine Island Road recently broke ground. It is called Pine Island Marketplace. The developer paid $7.2 million…
 
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    Paper Economy

  • The Chicago Fed National Activity Index: May 2015

    SoldAtTheTop
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    The latest release of the Chicago Federal Reserve National Activity Index (CFNAI) indicated that the national economic activity remained weak in May with the index rising slightly to a level of -0.17 from a level of -0.19 in April while the three month moving average also improved slightly to a tepid level of -0.16. The CFNAI is a weighted average of 85 indicators of national economic activity collected into four overall categories of “production and income”, “employment, unemployment and income”, “personal consumption and housing” and “sales, orders and inventories”. The…
  • Existing Home Sales Report: May 2015

    SoldAtTheTop
    22 Jun 2015 | 7:51 am
    Today, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their Existing Home Sales Report for May showing strong sales with total home sales rising 5.1% since April and climbing 9.2% above the level seen in May 2014. Single family home sales also increased with sales rising 5.6 from April but and climbing 9.7% above the level seen in May 2014 while the median selling price increased 8.6% above the level seen a year earlier. Inventory of single family homes increased from April to 2.03 million units rising 1.5% above the level seen in May 2014 which, along with the sales pace, resulted…
  • New Residential Construction Report: May 2015

    SoldAtTheTop
    16 Jun 2015 | 5:51 am
    Today’s New Residential Construction Report showed mixed results with total permit activity increasing 11.8% since April while total starts declined 11.1% over the same period.Single family housing permits, the most leading of indicators, increased 2.6% from April to 683K single family units (SAAR), and rose 9.1% above the level seen a year earlier but still remained well below levels seen at the peak in September 2005.
  • Employment Situation: Nonfarm Payrolls and Civilian Unemployment May 2015

    SoldAtTheTop
    5 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    Today's Employment Situation Report indicated that in May, net non-farm payrolls increased by a notable 280,000 jobs overall with the private non-farm payrolls sub-component adding 262,000 jobs while the civilian unemployment rate increased slightly to 5.5% over the same period.Net private sector jobs increased 0.22% since last month climbing 2.53% above the level seen a year ago and climbing 3.52% above the peak level of employment seen in December 2007 prior to the Great Recession.
  • Employment Situation: Unemployment Duration May 2015

    SoldAtTheTop
    5 Jun 2015 | 9:54 am
    Today's employment situation report showed that conditions for the long term unemployed improved in May while still remaining distressed by historic standards.Workers unemployed 27 weeks or more declined to 2.502 million or 28.6% of all unemployed workers while the median term of unemployment declined to 11.6 weeks and the average stay on unemployment declined to 30.7 weeks.
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    Residential Real Estate News

  • In surprise move, Planning Commission may seek to halt some Mission housing

    Cory Weinberg
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:21 pm
    The Planning Commission will vote next week whether it should decide on one of San Francisco’s most contentious policy debates: whether market-rate apartment and condominium projects should continue to get built in the Mission District. With a similar measure heading toward November’s ballot after the Board of Supervisors rejected a market-rate moratorium last month, the Planning Commission’s entrance into the debate is unexpected. It would be the first time the body has initiated a debate…
  • Patti Payne's Cool Pads: Musician's $1.25M town home in Seattle's chic 'Sanctuary' sells lightening fast

    Patti Payne
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:50 am
    A unique, $1.25 million town home at 1517 E. Denny Way sold almost as soon as it hit the market last month. The Sanctuary, an architecturally significant 12-unit boutique community of town homes built in a century-old Christian Science church in Capitol Hill is described as New York City chic. The former owner, Steve Scalfati, was thrilled. He was the first owner in the building and lived there for three years before he decided to sell. Scalfati has lived in the Seattle area since he was 9 years…
  • Top of the Phoenix Lists: Residential Real Estate Brokers

    Dale Brown
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    HomeSmart Phoenix ran its string of No. 1 placings on the Phoenix Business Journal’s Residential Real Estate Brokers list to four with its performance on the 2015 version of the list, published today. The list was ranked by residential sales volume for 2014. HomeSmart Phoenix reported $5.09 billion in sales, while runner-up Russ Lyon | Sotheby’s International Realty reported $2.85 billion. Third was West USA Realty with $2.5 billion. Click the image above to see a slideshow of the top five…
  • Micro in size — but not in rent

    Adam Sichko
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    For the latest reminder of how scorching-hot Nashville’s apartment market has become, drive past the corner of 22nd Avenue North and State Street, in Midtown. A complex named Edge Midtown opens there in August. For $1,611 a month, a 504-square-foot unit is yours. Put another way, that’s $3.20 for every square foot of that unit — an astounding, head-spinning rent that reinforces how fast Nashville’s “It City” boom has accelerated. That’s especially so when you consider that these apartments…
  • From the Editor: You want how much?

    Lori Becker
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    I had another flashback this week. This time, I was thinking of the 1,000-square-foot, two-bedroom downtown loft my husband and I rented when we moved to Nashville. It was in the heart of the city. My neighbors included a Tennessee Titans linebacker and an art gallery owner. Our monthly rent was $1,100 (or $1.10 per square foot). Nashville was still reeling from the recession, so we recognized that we got a cool pad on the cheap. This week, I had to remind myself that was just a short six years…
 
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    Commercial Property Executive

  • Landmark Building in the Southern Part of Heaven Gets New Owner

    Adriana
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:04 pm
    By Adriana Pop, Associate Editor It’s the end of an era for one of the most architecturally distinct commercial buildings in Chapel Hill. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, which ranks as the state’s largest health insurer, is planning to consolidate its operations to a group of office buildings in Durham. As part of the transition, the company has reached an agreement to sell its iconic rhomboid-shaped headquarters building and campus at 1830 Chapel Hill Blvd. in Chapel Hill to the Raleigh-based State Employees Credit Union (SECU). According to the Triangle Business Journal,…
  • Landmark Building in the Southern Part of Heaven Gets New Owner

    Adriana
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:04 pm
    By Adriana Pop, Associate Editor It’s the end of an era for one of the most architecturally distinct commercial buildings in Chapel Hill. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, which ranks as the state’s largest health insurer, is planning to consolidate its operations to a group of office buildings in Durham. As part of the transition, the company has reached an agreement to sell its iconic rhomboid-shaped headquarters building and campus at 1830 Chapel Hill Blvd. in Chapel Hill to the Raleigh-based State Employees Credit Union (SECU). According to the Triangle Business Journal,…
  • Landmark Building in the Southern Part of Heaven Gets New Owner

    Adriana
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:04 pm
    By Adriana Pop, Associate Editor It’s the end of an era for one of the most architecturally distinct commercial buildings in Chapel Hill. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, which ranks as the state’s largest health insurer, is planning to consolidate its operations to a group of office buildings in Durham. As part of the transition, the company has reached an agreement to sell its iconic rhomboid-shaped headquarters building and campus at 1830 Chapel Hill Blvd. in Chapel Hill to the Raleigh-based State Employees Credit Union (SECU). According to the Triangle Business Journal,…
  • Pebb Enterprises Lays off Two Centers in South Florida

    BSzekely
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:42 pm
    By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor Palm Square PEBB Enterprises’ one million square-foot-plus commercial portfolio has just shed about 150,000 square feet. The company sold two multi-tenant retail centers in Pembroke Pines and Delray Beach in two separate transactions totaling $28.35 million. Palm Square was picked up by Bar Invest Group Inc. for $17.6 million. Located at 9801-9965 Pines Boulevard in Pembroke Pines, the 77,705-square-foot asset was 94 percent occupied at the time of closing by a variety of local and national retail and service tenants. These include Sherwin Williams, KFC,…
  • HHM Lands Jumbo Deal in Miami

    BSzekely
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:40 pm
    By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor HHM has completed the acquisition of the 405-room Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel near Miami Airport. JLL brokered the transaction. Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel and Executive Meeting Center are the first Starwood facility and the largest hotel in HHM’s Miami portfolio. The building is the closest hotel to Miami Airport. It benefits from direct pedestrian access to the recently opened Miami Intermodal Center, which provides direct connections to South Beach, Brickell and other regional leisure and business destinations. As one of only four International…
 
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    Inman

  • The week in industry hires and promotions: June 29-July 2

    Inman
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Who got hired or promoted this week? Here's our weekly rundown, in chronological order ...
  • SoFi says ‘so what?’ to traditional mortgage lending

    Amy Swinderman
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:08 pm
    In 2014, Dr. Sekuleo Gathers was in the market to buy a home. The New York emergency medicine physician was in a good financial position to buy, but he encountered unexpected obstacles in applying for a mortgage loan ...
  • Fed is prepared to begin normalizing — a euphemism for ‘tightening’

    Lou Barnes
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Today feels like a remake of "Groundhog Day," Bill Murray trapped as a commentator on CNBC over and over for the monthly release of the same employment stats. But there is more in this week’s news than meets the woodchuck’s eye ...
  • Airbnb enforcement streamlined through new SF city office

    Kimberly Manning
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Americans have a love/hate relationship with Airbnb. Depending on how it impacts your travel or everyday life often indicates what side of the spectrum you fall. The company's massive growth and the encompassing industry spurring from it lends to the argument that Airbnb is indeed here to stay, but laws may just get a little more strict ...
  • TheRRD offers instant tenant screening for agents, property managers

    Kimberly Manning
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Just a couple months after its rebrand, theRRD is aiming to be a one-stop-shop solution for real estate agents, property mangers and landlords throughout the nation. Based in Dallas, the company officially launched in 2010 as solely an incident reporting liaison for property managers and landlords, and has since broadened its reach to various facets of the real estate industry ...
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    Information CentralInformation Central

  • What We’re Reading: June 22-26

    Abby Creitz
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:07 am
    Rooftop home, the Watcher, apartments vs. condos, owning a small village, #Dadcatch, news from Chicago’s Navy Pier, home inspections, millennials in the office, Gmail lab, and Hershey’s Chocolate!  This week in “Why Can’t I Live There?” And this week in “Thank All That Is Holy I Don’t Live There.” Does renters’ transience negatively affect the community, or can they bring vitality to aging communities? That’s part of the debate over a proposed apartment building project in Chicago’s North Center. If you have $26 million laying…
  • NAR 2015 Commercial Member Profile

    Abby Creitz
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:29 am
    National Association of REALTORS® released its 2015 Commercial Member Profile last week. This infographic uses data from the 2015 Commercial Member Profile. The Commercial Member Profile describes the business activities, demographics and information needs of NAR members who are commercial real estate professionals. This report can be purchased at the REALTOR® Store.
  • What We’re Reading: June 15-19

    Abby Creitz
    19 Jun 2015 | 6:53 am
    On this day in history: Civil Rights Bill Passed, Father’s Day fun, Stanley Cup excitement, incredible home improvements, cat videos, password hacking, Facebook crowdsourcing, and living in the future! On June 19, 1964 the US Senate passed the Civil Rights Bill. Here is the coverage by the New York Times on that day. It is a little to late to send one of these, but don’t forget this Sunday is Father’s Day! 3 wins in 6 years! “Dynasty“is the word you are looking for! What’s on your home improvement dream list? Hidden staircase? Secret passages? Pneumatic…
  • What We’re Reading: June 8-12

    Donna McCormick
    12 Jun 2015 | 7:42 am
    What’s your dream home style?, What ugly building can you just not help loving?, New York housing game, How to avoid insects this Summer, Rise of the yuccie? Discover your dream home style, through this interactive Wall Street Journal quiz.  I’m a Tuscan Style Villa! We know they’re bad for us. We know we shouldn’t like them. BUT STILL WE DO. What building that everyone else considers ugly occupies an architectural soft spot in your heart? New York’s housing crunch can be complicated to understand, what with tax-break programs, regulations for renters and affordable housing…
  • What We’re Reading: June 1-5

    Donna McCormick
    5 Jun 2015 | 10:34 am
    Interesting reference questions from the New York Public Library, Talking Barbie coming this Fall, Legal marijuana is having an impact on the Denver housing market, Worlds tallest wooden structure Librarians love questions and finding answers.  The New York Public Library just unearthed some interesting reference questions, asked before Google was even a gleam in Larry Page and Sergey Brin’s eyes.  Here are a few questions.Please give me the name of a book that dramatises bedbugs?  How much did Napoleon’s brain weigh?  See more questions at #letmelibrarianthatforyou. Is the new…
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    GeekEstate Blog

  • The Journey From, and Back to, an Efficient Real Estate Transaction

    Drew Meyers
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:41 pm
    You should all read Brian’s Friday Flash (on Thursday) post before the holiday weekend. It’s worth the read. I agree with Brian, I don’t think it can be said that today’s real estate process is more efficient. In fact, it’s less efficient and more complicated. The graphic 1000Watt put together is telling… Buyers and sellers used to need real estate professionals because there was no information available to them. Then the internet and online advertising came along and, suddenly, all the data is out there for everyone. Anything and everything is at the…
  • ListingDoor – Another Shot at Getting Rid of Agents

    Drew Meyers
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:20 am
    And…..another entrant is trying to get rid of agents. ListingDoor.com Their model is essentially a fancier, well designed FSBO offering. Sellers pay a one time marketing fee (pricing can be found here). I’m curious how this one plays out.   The post ListingDoor – Another Shot at Getting Rid of Agents appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.
  • Are you Building “for Consumers”?

    Drew Meyers
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:20 am
    Are you actually, TRULY, building your product for consumers, or is that just a facade you put up for the general public? I’d argue virtually zero companies/products built in this industry are truly being built for consumers. To do it? You need a fairly large stash of money in order to push monetization off into the distant future while still investing heavily into product and distribution – as well as an incredibly mission driven founder (remember: missionaries, not mercenaries) not in it for the payday. The post Are you Building “for Consumers”? appeared first on…
  • Cost Per Click, by Geography?

    Drew Meyers
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    For those doing search engine marketing, I’m curious — what are you paying for targeted traffic to your website? Please leave a rough ballpark dollar amount in the comments, along with the geographic area you do business in. If you’re willing to share the source of where you purchase that traffic from, that would be an added bonus. Appreciate any help you can offer satisfying my curiosity. The post Cost Per Click, by Geography? appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.
  • Another Real Estate Accelerator Launching: MOTIVE

    Drew Meyers
    25 Jun 2015 | 3:51 pm
    Beyond MetaProp NYC, there is another new accelerator launching in this fall in the real estate vertical — MOTIVE. It’s in Dallas and managed by Sean Caho and John Backes. They will select 10 companies, who will each receive $40,000 in funding. Early stage entrepreneurs: Apply here. The post Another Real Estate Accelerator Launching: MOTIVE appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.
 
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    Mortgage News Daily

  • Mortgage Rates Edge Slightly Lower After Jobs Data

    Matthew Graham
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:22 pm
    Posted To: Mortgage Rate WatchMortgage rates made an anti-climactic move lower today after the big jobs report proved slightly disappointing to markets. Stocks and bond yields both fell after the Bureau of Labor Statistics said only 223k jobs were created in June compared to a negatively revised 254k in May. Perhaps even more of an issue was the drop to 0.0 percent wage growth versus forecasts of 0.2 percent. The Fed has recently expressed interest in wage growth as one of the signs that economy is ready for a rate hike. After the data came out, options trading suggested the median Fed rate…
  • MBS RECAP: Abrupt Positive Adjustment After NFP, Then Silence

    Matthew Graham
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:18 pm
    Posted To: MBS CommentaryAs far as days with big initial reactions to economic data go, today was about as boring as they come. The first part of the problem was the overnight bond market weakness. This had 10yr yields near 2.47 by the start of the domestic session. As such, the post-NFP rally had to work through those losses before pushing into positive territory. Now, about this post-NFP rally ... The headline wasn't too bad--223k vs 230k forecast. So why the rally? First off, the revisions took 60k jobs out of the equation. If you think about it, that would be like today's report…
  • Homeowner Shift to Condos won't affect Prices -S&P

    Jann Swanson
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Posted To: MND NewsWireIn the S&P/Case-Shiller home price indices report for April David M. Blitzer, Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices notes that, "Sales of new and existing homes are rising in recent reports and construction of new homes enjoyed strong gains in May. At the same time, the proportion of new construction that is apartments rather than single family homes remains high." Over the last year, he says, 34 percent of housing starts were apartments compared to an average of 22 percent over the years since 1975. He points out that…
  • CoreLogic Ties Fraud Risk to Interest Rates, Purchases

    Jann Swanson
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:01 pm
    Posted To: MND NewsWireA new analysis by CoreLogic shows an increased risk of mortgage application fraud associated with purchase loans while loans made for refinancing are showing decreased risk. Thus, as rates rise and refinancing diminishes, fraud can be expected to rise as well. The company, which has tracked fraud since 2010, said that application fraud has increased in Florida, New Jersey and New York by more than 20 percent since 2012 and to a lesser extent in Nevada, Illinois and California. According to its Mortgage Application Fraud Index, Fraud has decreased in most of the rest of…
  • Investors, Cash Sales Returning to More Normal Levels

    Jann Swanson
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:41 am
    Posted To: MND NewsWireThe National Association of Realtors® reported last week that first time buyers had increased their share of existing home sales in May by two percentage points and in a market where sales were up 9.2 percent in a year had increase their share of those sales by 5 points. On Thursday we got, as a famous newscaster used to say, "The rest of the story." RealtyTrac reported, in its May 2015 U.S. Home & Foreclosure Sales Report that both cash sales and institutional sales have shrunk again during the month, and in the case of cash sales are nearly back to historical…
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    National Commercial Real Estate News From CoStar Group

  • Del Taco Chain Looks to Add 1,500 Stores Following Merger, IPO

    2 Jul 2015 | 2:31 am
    The holding company for the Del Taco fast food chain this week completed its merger with Levy Acquisition Corp. of Chicago, with the new company revealing intentions to expand its footprint by as much as 1,500 restaurants from the current 550 locations. As part of the merger between Del Taco Holdings, Inc. and the firm operated by Chicago entrepreneur Larry Levy, the chain becomes a blank-check company called Del Tacos Restaurants Inc., trading...
  • CoStar's People of Note (June 28 - July 4)

    2 Jul 2015 | 12:03 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: New York City, Houston, Northern New Jersey, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Chicago, South Florida, Phoenix / Tucson, and San Antonio. NEW YORK CITY Eastern Consolidated Promotes Schnurman By Justin Sumner
  • Columbia Property Trust Continues Portfolio Reshuffling With $433M Trade

    1 Jul 2015 | 7:55 pm
    Columbia Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: CXP) has sold 11 mostly single-tenant office properties totaling 2.9 million square feet in suburban Chicago, Baltimore, Boston and Northern New Jersey. An undisclosed real estate private equity fund paid $433.3 million for the properties, shed by the Atlanta-based office REIT as part of a portfolio repositioning from single-tenant to multi-tenant assets in a fewer number of secondary and suburban markets, refocusing...
  • CBRE Global Investors Closes Value-Add Fund at $1.3 Billion

    1 Jul 2015 | 7:03 pm
    CBRE Global Investors held final closing of CBRE Strategic Partners U.S. Value 7 LP, with equity commitments of more than $1.3 billion from 26 institutional investors in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The fund was targeting commitments of $1.5 billion. Strategic Partners U.S. Value 7, which is now closed to new investors, is expected to have total purchasing power of more than $3.3 billion, including leverage. The fund has invested...
  • Chambers Street and Gramercy Property Trust to Merge

    1 Jul 2015 | 5:38 am
    After deciding to do so, it took only three weeks for Chambers Street Properties, the $3.3 billion real estate investment trust formerly known as CB Richard Ellis Realty Trust, to decide on new strategic option. The Princeton, New Jersey-based REIT has agreed to merge with Gramercy Property Trust Inc. creating the largest industrial and office net lease real estate investment trust with an expected enterprise value of $5.7 billion. Upon closing...
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    Zillow Blog

  • UPDATE: Joan Rivers' Penthouse Reportedly Gets $28M Asking Price

    Melissa Allison
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:38 pm
    UPDATE: Late comedianJoanRivers’ opulent Manhattan triplex has sold for its asking price of $28 million, CNBC reports. Property records do not show the sale yet. ORIGINAL POST 2/10/2015: Who knew the late Joan Rivers had such a fixation on Marie Antoinette? Her Manhattan penthouse, which is listed for $28 million, is how Marie Antoinette would have lived “if she had money,” Rivers joked in the 2010 documentary “Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work.” The comedian also told Vanity Fair that the ill-fated French spendthrift was the historical figure with whom she most…
  • Heidi Klum Rents Chic NYC Apartment for the Summer

    Melissa Allison
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Supermodel and “Project Runway” producer Heidi Klum is summering in the West Village, renting out a town home that’s on the market for $17.95 million, the New York Post reports. The rental comes less than a year after Klum sold her beloved Mediterranean mansion in Southern California. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the 7,180-square-foot home overlook the Hudson River, as does a rooftop deck with its own hot tub, fireplace and kitchen with a wood-burning oven. Designers Bob and Cortney Novogratz own the 5-bedroom, 4.5-bath home, which includes murals in the private garage and…
  • Locking Down Wireless Home Security for Renters

    Sarah Pike
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:40 am
    People put off installing home security systems for all kinds of reasons. Sure, having a big, barking dog and living in a nice neighborhood may help — but burglars are smarter than you think. A burglary occurs every 15 seconds in the United States, and homes without security systems are up to three times more likely to be targets of a burglary. And it turns out that renters are actually the last group of people who should delay securing their homes. “The burglary rate for rental properties was 56 percent higher than the rate for owner-occupied homes,” reveals a 30-year study by…
  • 6 Top Spots for a Second Kitchen Sink

    Kerrie Kelly
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:56 pm
    As floor plans have opened up, kitchens have evolved into the main family and entertaining spaces in our homes. With that comes more traffic, and an increased need to use that space wisely. A great way to make a high-use kitchen work better is to add a second kitchen sink. The trick is finding the right spot — which depends on how your kitchen factors into your lifestyle. Check out our six suggestions for where to put that second kitchen sink, and see what will work for you. Island/peninsula prep station One main reason to add a second sink is the convenience of separate prep and cleaning…
  • UPDATE: Josh Hartnett Unloads Victorian Mansion in Minneapolis

    Melissa Allison
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:15 pm
    UPDATE: It was a big June for Josh Hartnett. The actor sold his Victorian mansion in Minneapolis within a week of Showtime renewing his “Penny Dreadful” series for a third season. Hartnett fetched $2.3 million, slightly under his asking price, as first reported by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. ORIGINAL POST 1/26/2015: Now that Josh Hartnett is back on the scene, after the vagaries of fame drove him to low-key indie roles, he expects to spend less time in his native Twin Cities and is downsizing there. Ironically, the actor is selling his 1800s Victorian mansion while…
 
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  • How to Travel Hack Your Way Through a Flip (& See the World For Free!)

    Mindy Jensen
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Have you heard of travel hacking? It’s a way to get free (or almost free) travel by opening a credit card — or a series of them — and spending the minimum amount of dollars required to earn the big bonus points or miles to travel for free. Here’s an example. The Upside A few [...] View the full article: How to Travel Hack Your Way Through a Flip (& See the World For Free!) on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2014 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • Going Once, Going Twice: How to Win at a Real Estate Auction

    Matt Faircloth
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    Hey there, BP! Today we are going to talk about a very different and non-traditional way to buy real estate – the real estate auction. There are different types of auctions out there. A sheriff sale is an auction facilitated by the courts to settle a foreclosure complaint. A tax lien sale is an auction [...] View the full article: Going Once, Going Twice: How to Win at a Real Estate Auction on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2014 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • 5 Crucial Questions to Ask Yourself BEFORE Becoming a Real Estate Investor

    John Fedro
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Let's face facts; many things have to be done between where you are currently in your real estate business and the future version of yourself that is well known by the community and creating substantial value in multiple real estate deals simultaneously. Becoming a successful real estate investor does not come without much time, energy, education, and daily action. Five serious questions to ask yourself before getting started in real estate investing View the full article: 5 Crucial Questions to Ask Yourself BEFORE Becoming a Real Estate Investor on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is…
  • How to Use Unique Strategies to Find Unexpected Real Estate Deals

    Dave Van Horn
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Over the years, I’ve utilized many strategies to get my hands on good rental properties. And some of them have been pretty bizarre. For example, one strategy I had was for all of my tenants to be looking for deals for me, and I would incentivize them by taking $500 to $1,000 off of their rent. [...] View the full article: How to Use Unique Strategies to Find Unexpected Real Estate Deals on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2014 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • Home Sales Report: All-Cash Buyers Drop to Lowest Level Since November 2009

    Mindy Jensen
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    RealtyTrac released its May 2015 U.S. Home & Foreclosure Sales Report, which shows that all-cash sales are down to their lowest levels since November 2009 — down almost 6% from last year and almost 4% from the previous month. In fact, cash sales seem to be heading back down to more normal long-term levels. May also saw [...] View the full article: Home Sales Report: All-Cash Buyers Drop to Lowest Level Since November 2009 on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2014 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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  • CBRE Hawaii’s ‘Workplace 360’ office transformation in Honolulu: Slideshow

    Tina Yuen
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Imagine working in an office where you don’t have the same desk every day, and your boss doesn’t either. That’s the setup in CBRE Hawaii’s headquarters in Downtown Honolulu, where the company’s “Workplace 360” initiative launched nearly a year ago. Work on the space, which was completed in late July of last year, created a “free address” office where the commercial real estate firm’s more than 50 employees are able to choose how they work, with whom and where. Kim Lord, senior…
  • Schilleci & Tortorici make Pepper Place home for law practice

    Bryan Davis
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:41 am
    Lakeview's Pepper Place has become synonymous with boutique shops and innovative businesses. A law firm at the Pepper Place Showrooms building may seem out of place at first, but Schilleci & Tortorici PC's boutique practice fits right in with the building's other tenants. Joseph Schilleici and his first cousin Jason Tortorici have opened in Suite E, a 1,500-square-foot space in the building. Jerry Grant with Graham & Co. handled the lease for the duo, while Rob Tate with Sloss Real Estate represented…
  • Wallets get a little fatter for Tampa Bay’s richest families

    Margie Manning
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    The three Tampa Bay families on Forbes list of America’s Richest Families added to their wealth in the past year. The Jenkins, Glazer and Lykes families each make repeat appearances on the second annual list by Forbes, which profiles the 200 wealthiest clans in the United States. Families needed a combined net worth of $1.2 billion to make the cut, Forbes said. The Jenkins family, which owns about 20 percent of the stock of Tampa Bay’s biggest company, Publix Super Markets Inc., has a combined…
  • A growing Concur Technologies soon will occupy half of this Bellevue office tower

    Marc Stiles
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:01 am
    Concur Technologies has been on a big growth spurt since moving from Redmond to downtown Bellevue two years ago, and now it's growing even more. Iniitially, the company inked a lease for 123,000 square feet for its headquarters in the Key Center building, 601 108th Ave. N.E. Currently, Concur occupies 180,000 square feet, and is planning to grow into another 63,000 square feet over the next 12 months, Al Kinisky, Concur's senior director of global real estate, said last week. Concur was acquired…
  • City National Bank provides $13M for Wal-Mart-anchored center in Broward

    Brian Bandell
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    An affiliate of Gaitlin Development Co. obtained a $13.265 million construction loan for a Davie retail center that will be anchored by Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market. Miami-based City National Bank of Florida awarded the mortgage to GDC Davie LLC, an affiliate of the Fort Lauderdale-based developer headed by Franklin Gatlin III. The project at the southeast corner of Stirling Road and South Pine Island Road recently broke ground. It is called Pine Island Marketplace. The developer paid $7.2 million…
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  • Bloomberg View Column: Rent Control vs. Keeping Landlords Happy

    Jonathan Miller
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Read my latest Bloomberg View column Rent Control vs. Keeping Landlords Happy. Here’s an excerpt… The past few weeks have offered a window on the tensions between landlords and tenants in New York’s real estate market. Amid the political machinations in the city and the state’s capital, the New York State Assembly let rent controls lapse, temporarily placing more than 2 million tenants in housing limbo. A tentative deal has since been worked out to extend the regulations for four years but the details are not yet available… [read more] My Bloomberg View Column…
  • [Three Cents Worth #289 NY] Proof: Summer Is the Hardest Time to Rent in New York City

    Jonathan Miller
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:07 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: This week I thought I’d dig out some of the residual stuff from last week’s rental report to explore the vacancy hyperbole. As far as I know, firms that present the vacancy rate (including mine) use a sampling of buildings from different neighborhoods/regions of Manhattan where building rental status is continually updated. The bottom line—and a reality…
  • Bloomberg View Column: Want a House? Good Luck With the Down Payment

    Jonathan Miller
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:56 pm
    Read my latest Bloomberg View column Want a House? Good Luck With the Down Payment. This post also went #1 on the Bloomberg Terminal and on the public facing BloombergView.com site for 2 days. Super crazy. Here’s an excerpt… Saving for a down payment has long been a big challenge for anyone who wants to buy a home. And it got harder after the financial crisis, as lenders insisted on down payments of 20 percent or more for conventional mortgages, which make up the bulk of the market… [read more] My Bloomberg View Column Directory My Bloomberg View RSS feed.
  • Bloomberg View Column: How Long Before a Home Lists for $1 Billion?

    Jonathan Miller
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:49 pm
    Read my latest Bloomberg View column How Long Before a Home Lists for $1 Billion?. This post went #1 on the Bloomberg Terminal and on the public facing BloombergView.com site for about a day and a half. Crazy. Here’s an excerpt… When a Los Angeles hilltop home that’s under construction was recently priced at a record half-billion dollars, it looked like a one-off in excess. The same thought occurred to me late last year when real estate investor Jeff Greene, who won big betting against the housing market before the financial crisis, priced his renovated Beverly Hills,…
  • [Video] Fox Business ‘Risk & Reward’ w/Deirdre Bolton 6-25-15

    Jonathan Miller
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:39 pm
    Always enjoy having a conversation with Deirdre Bolton. Her new show was moved to a new studio and given a prime time slot. I’m dropping in again next Thursday at 5:30pm ET. Tonight we spoke about this WSJ piece: Call It a Comeback for Risky Home Buyers. Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com
 
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  • Austin Digital Jobs (ADJ) redefines how talent and careers connect

    Marti Trewe
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:55 pm
    The upcoming Austin Digital Jobs mixer brings together some of Austin's top talent and most desirable employers for an Austin-style casual night designed to make meaningful connections happen offline. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • TextStyle: Nordstrom innovates the buying experience with new text shopping program

    Ellen Vessels
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:08 am
    Nordstrom wants to innovate the way customers shop through their recently launched TextStyle program. SMS shopping is here and it's awesome. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • Victoria’s Secret is changing their “on-call” policy, will others try it anyway?

    Jennifer Walpole
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:13 am
    Earlier this month, Victoria's Secret was creating buzz around their new “on-call” staffing policy; however, now they're changing their tune. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • Warning: You’re losing money by not using the 2% Mindsest

    Jack Lloyd
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:50 pm
    Most people live in a warm and fuzzy comfort zone, but those ambitious few who dare to break free live with a 2% Mindset that makes them successful. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • 8 signs that you’re trying to do too much [and how to regain control]

    Dawn Brotherton
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:39 am
    It is common to feel overwhelmed with balancing work and family, but sometimes you may be trying to do too much - here are the signs that you've reached that point. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
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  • Should I ask Seller to pay my closing costs? #AskTPREG 10

    Dean Ouellette
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Should the Buyer ask the Seller to pay for their closing costs? Most people would say yes, you should ask the Seller to pay for your closing costs? How do I know this, because it hear it all the time. Almost every time a new buyer comes into my office and we discuss offers, they say I want the Seller to pay for my closing costs. And that sounds awesome. But I always point out to them, the Seller is never really paying for the closing costs. What the Buyer is really doing is financing the closing costs. Of course their response is usually, my parents told me to get the Seller to pay, I…
  • Phoenix Fireworks 2015: July 4th Fireworks shows in Phoenix Area

    Shar Rundio
    28 Jun 2015 | 5:52 pm
    Can you believe that the year is 1/2 way over?  It’s time to think about what you’re doing to do for the 4th of July.  Big plans?  Family BBQ?  Pool Party?  Check out some of the 4th of July ideas we think look fun on Pinterest and if you’re looking for places to watch fireworks in Phoenix this fourth of July we’ve got your hook up! Look no further — here is a list, compiled from several sources, of Independence Day fireworks shows in and around Phoenix. **NOTE – Check with the venue for details.  Things change, events get canceled, I may make a mistake…
  • Social Tuesday follow for Frank @urMechanic Leutz

    Dean Ouellette
    23 Jun 2015 | 3:29 pm
    This is a fun one and an informative one. Well fun and informative for a former wrench monkey like myself. My old friends know, for the first 4 years after high school my job was turning wrenches at a few garages/dealerships in New Hampshire. While I always enjoyed working on cars, having to do it for a living is a different issue. But some people love doing it for a living, Frank Leutz of Desert Car Care in Chandler is one of them. I found Frank on Periscope about a week ago doing a broadcast on car repair. Since then I have seen a few Periscope broadcast by hi talking about different issues…
  • Should REALTORS Own Their Own Content?

    Nick Bastian
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:48 am
    If I’ve said it once when talking to other REALTORS over the years, I’ve said it 599 times. In my opinion, it is best to “Own your own content.” Of course, not everyone agrees with that statement and that’s ok. By content, I’m not talking about the stuff in your home, I am talking about your digital “stuff.” Sure, we mostly talk about home ownership here at the Phoenix Real Estate Guy, and I certainly am a fan of REALTORS and non-REALTORS owning their own homes. But, for today, I am talking about digital and online content. Web sites / blogs,…
  • I’m Moving to Phoenix ~ What Types of Critters Can I Expect to See

    Shar Rundio
    19 Jun 2015 | 4:38 pm
    Are you thinking of moving to the Phoenix area and wondering what the local wildlife is like?  I’ve got a buyer relocating to North Scottsdale and he was asking what types of critters we have around here.  As an AZ native, I thought it would be fun to share what you may (or may not) run into in the Phoenix area: Quail:  Quail are one of my favorite area critters.  They’re not real bright and they would much rather run fast than fly, but I just think they’re beautiful.  Their topknot bobs when they walk and the little puffball babies are adorable!  In the late spring…
 
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  • Down Payment Assistance Programs Are Available

    Justin McHood
    27 Jun 2015 | 8:11 am
    It seems that more people are becoming aware that down payment assistance programs are available and how to qualify for them. It’s hard to tell exactly why more people are learning about the possibilities, but recently, I dedicated a little time and effort to creating a resource that people can use that hopefully makes it easier to find down payment assistance programs in your area – DPASearch.com. Down Payment Assistance Programs: Available Where You Live? For the most part, whether you are eligible for some type of down payment assistance program is going to depend on at least…
  • Can I get a 100% FHA HECM Mortgage?

    Justin McHood
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:08 am
    You do not get 100% of the equity you have in your home via a reverse mortgage. You get a percentage of that equity based on the age of the youngest borrower at the closing of the loan. A reverse mortgage, as discussed in previous articles, is different from a regular mortgage. For the reason why you do not draw most or all of your equity out against a reverse mortgage, let’s look at the two types of mortgages, their purposes and their differences. Regular Mortgage: With a regular mortgage you borrow money from a lender to apply to the purchase price of a home (or other types of real…
  • Closing Costs For FHA Reverse Mortgages

    Justin McHood
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:06 am
    What are the various closing costs involved in securing an FHA-insured HECM reverse mortgage? All eligible closing costs related to a HECM loan can be paid from the final loan proceeds at closing. Paying for the closing costs by financing them into your loan is a suitable option if you do not wish to pay from out of your own pocket. The net loan amount that you will be able to access will be reduced by the amount you used to pay for the HECM closing costs. Origination Fee The FHA-approved lender funding your HECM reverse mortgage may charge an origination fee to compensate for their…
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  • Picking Your “Best” Mortgage: FHA, VA, Conventional, USDA, & Jumbo

    Dan Green
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:24 am
    Today's mortgage borrower has more choices than during any time in the last 10 years. FHA, VA, USDA, Conventional, Jumbo, & HELOC-- analysis and live rates.Click to read more: Picking Your “Best” Mortgage: FHA, VA, Conventional, USDA, & Jumbo.
  • Today’s Mortgage Rates & News – Staying Current On The Market

    Dan Green
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:22 am
    The best way to lock a low mortgage rate is to understand how and why mortgage rates change. Where to get your news and how to stay current. Analysis plus access to instant mortgage rates.Click to read more: Today’s Mortgage Rates & News – Staying Current On The Market.
  • About The Federal Reserve, The FOMC, & The Fed Funds Rate

    Dan Green
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:21 am
    The Federal Reserve is the central banker of the United States of America. How "the Fed" works and how it affects consumer mortgage rates. Click to read more: About The Federal Reserve, The FOMC, & The Fed Funds Rate.
  • No, You Don’t Actually “Skip” A Mortgage Payment When You Refinance

    Craig Berry
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:28 am
    How to refinance your mortgage, and why you don't get to "skip" a payment as part of the process. Review loan options and get a complimentary rate quote. Click to read more: No, You Don’t Actually “Skip” A Mortgage Payment When You Refinance.
  • Today’s Mortgage Rates, To Lock or Not?

    Joe Farr
    2 Jul 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 to read more: Today’s Mortgage Rates, To Lock or Not?.
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  • What ACTUALLY Affects Interest Rates?

    3 Jul 2015 | 2:38 pm
    How do I get the lowest interest possible? This is one of the first questions a buyer asks when starting their search for a new home. We decided to bring in an expert to give you the real deal on what determines the interest rate you get.  Scott Groves with Movement Mortgage is a local lender who does a lot of business in this neighborhood.  Take it away, Scott! "So, did you wake up today excited to read about Greece's debt restructuring plan?  Did you immediately got to CNBC to check the current price of the German "Bund" (their version of our treasury bonds)?  Were you…
  • We just sold this dreamy Eagle Rock home

    30 Jun 2015 | 6:48 pm
    We just sold this midcentury traditional home for $850,000! Located at 1311 Linda Rosa, this home epitomizes the Southern California dream: sipping drinks on the deck with friends and family, watching the sun set behind the hills at the far edge of Eagle Rock and the tall buildings in downtown Glendale. The fun continues on the huge patio below big enough for a quick basketball game and/or major alfresco bbq party. All the necessities symbolizing the good life are in view: the Trader Joe's sign, the playground at Dahlia Heights Elementary School, and just out of sight is the new refueling…
  • Stylish 1964 Mid-Century at 1437 Wildwood

    29 Jun 2015 | 12:14 pm
    It's cocktail time at this cool modern Eagle Rock home circa 1964! A curving terrazzo border to the sunken living room wends its way past the panoramic view and under the unique suspended freestanding fireplace. But the kitchen/dining/family room are all done with a more recent, contemporary style, providing the best of both eras. Read More
  • A True Fixer with Views at 4427 Mont Eagle

    29 Jun 2015 | 12:11 pm
    With this Eagle Rock home, the upside in this sizzling market is almost limitless. Here is a rare opportunity to own a million-dollar view property on a large 7,700 square foot lot with amazing potential to build your dream home. Read More
  • A Modern Masterpiece at 4928 Onteora Way in Eagle Rock

    24 Jun 2015 | 11:07 pm
    Hip, cool and modern, this amazing 2011-built home features sunset views across the cityscape of nearby Glendale and on to the San Fernando Valley. The 3-level floorplan is extremely open and spacious and includes 2 bedrooms and baths with a huge patio, a middle level with living, dining, and kitchen rooms all open to the view, and a top floor master suite with a balcony, and a central atrium with a firepit. Don't miss the rooftop deck with the best view of all, ready for the party you will have to have when this home becomes yours! Read More
 
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  • Why Are Albemarle County Schools Building a Fiber Network?

    Jim Duncan
    28 Jun 2015 | 3:58 am
    Why is Albemarle County building their own private fiber network? I noted in early 2014 that Albemarle County Schools were looking for money to build a dark fiber network; now it’s real. Charlottesville Tomorrow reports that the school division is building “its own private network.” Broadband access increases property values, that’s simple. Why not parter with a company that actually does this? Like Ting/Blue Ridge Internetworks, Centurylink or (shudder) Comcast? Why? So the schools can: 1) provide access to those who don’t have access and 2) monitor what the…
  • Links for 25 June – Zillow, Homeownership & Bicycles

    Jim Duncan
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:56 am
    A few of my open tabs that I’ve been mulling over for the past few days — a friend suggested that I add a “what I’m reading” section to my monthly note; I’m going to start that section today on the blog. This makes a lot of sense, particularly after some recent data challenges I’ve seen – NJ real estate team to ask clients to sign “Zillow Disclosure” form due to ongoing inaccuracies U.S. Homeownership Is at Its Lowest Rate Since 1993 — this isn’t necessarily a bad thing; a lot of people want flexibility to move. Rather than own an underwater, illiquid home, renting…
  • Wegman’s Fellow Tenants Announced

    Jim Duncan
    21 Jun 2015 | 6:45 pm
    Set to open in the Fall of 2016, the developers of the Fifth Street Station announced new tenants today. Via Charlottesville Tomorrow: Long, counsel for 5th Street Station Ventures, confirmed additional planned tenants include Field & Stream, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Mattress Warehouse, Panera Bread, Lee Nails, PetSmart, Great Clips, Hair Cuttery, Jersey Mikes, Sprint and the Virginia ABC. Eight other leases are in active negotiations with the developer, Long said. Nothing local, nor was I expecting any. My opinion: it’s a shame to see Anytown, USA come to Charlottesville. But at…
  • How Will Albemarle Grow?

    Jim Duncan
    16 Jun 2015 | 6:44 am
    Charlottesville Tomorrow reports that Albemarle’s Board of Supervisors are going to vote in September on whether to expand the growth area by 82 acres to the southwest of US 29 and 64. There is just too much meat in Sean Tubb’s article to accurately summarize here, so I’ll recommend you read the whole darn thing. After you’ve read the whole article, ask questions. For which company/business are the Board considering fast-tracking this approval? Sweetspot of Albemarle County? Which 19 businesses have opted to not come to Albemarle County, causing Albemarle to “lose” 785 jobs?
  • Correcting Data from the May Note. Darn it.

    Jim Duncan
    16 Jun 2015 | 4:29 am
    This month, I’m embracing fallibility.  Bad things can happen when I don’t listen to the editors. In this case, that “bad thing” is confusion amongst readers. If you’re interested in the Note, please subscribe here. Also note that were I to run the following numbers today, they would be slightly different as data tends to get input into the Charlottesville MLS days and sometimes weeks after closings occur. That said, these numbers are reasonable enough to see trends. If you’re curious about what’s happening in your neighborhood, or if you’re thinking…
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  • New Reverse Mortgage Jobs Available — Apply Today

    Cassandra Dowell
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:35 pm
    The July 4th holiday kicks off a new month of opportunity in the reverse mortgage industry. Companies such as M&T Bank, Reverse Mortgage Funding LLC and others are seeking qualified individuals to join their teams. Positions available include reverse mortgage originators, mortgage relationship managers and more. Click the following opportunities that are now open to find out more. Or for a complete list of jobs, visit Reverse Mortgage Jobs Online. Wholesale Account Executive (Folsom, Calif.) Reverse Mortgage Funding LLC Reverse Mortgage Loan Officer (Georgia) Yadkin Bank Reverse…
  • 4th of July Round-Up: The Post-Financial Assessment Landscape

    Cassandra Dowell
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:32 pm
    RMD wishes all its readers a safe and enjoyable 4th of July. RMD will be observing Independence Day on Friday, July 3. We’ll see you back here on Monday, July 6. In case you missed it, here’s what happened in reverse mortgage news this week: Reverse Mortgage Lenders See Volume Dive Post-Financial Assessment — New data on reverse mortgage application volumes shed light on the reverse mortgage landscape post-financial assessment. Application volumes are down 40% from March levels before the financial assessment deadline, when application volume surged, according to data provided by…
  • New Data Shows 12% Decline in Reverse Mortgages Post-Financial Assessment

    Emily Study
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:31 pm
    Despite some “disappointing” poll data suggesting the Financial Assessment may be impacting reverse mortgage volume more than originally anticipated, counseling volume paints a slightly different picture, says Jerry Wagner, president of Ibis Software Corporation. In fact, counseling volume over the most recent four weeks is down only 12%, when using the average of the 21 weeks from that ending Aug. 9, 2014, to the week ending Dec. 27, 2014, as a baseline, he says. On the contrary, among the 190 respondents to a recent RMD poll, a majority, or 54%, of reverse mortgage professionals…
  • More than 80% of 60-Somethings Plan to Work in Retirement

    Elizabeth Ecker
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:30 pm
    As Americans shift their expectations around retirement, they’re planning to maintain some income well into their later years—because they have to. A full 8 in 10 people say they plan to work past age 65, or don’t plan to retire at all, according to a recent study conducted by Transamerica. Half are planning to continue working at least part time and 42% see themselves taking a phased approach toward retirement. Most are viewing the shift as having to do with health care costs and income concerns, the survey respondents indicated. “Sixty-somethings and older workers are casting…
  • HuffPost: How to Shop Around for a Reverse Mortgage

    Emily Study
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:22 pm
    A reverse mortgage could be a “viable proposition” for older homeowners looking to tap home equity — but they must heed the caution “look before you leap,” and educate themselves before they borrow, a recent article by The Huffington Post suggests. In fact, reverse mortgage borrowers should arm themselves with six tips when shopping around for the loan, HuffPo writes.  Among these tips: Know that there are closing costs, just like with any other type of home loan. Understand that the principal balance will increase over time, but borrowers are only required to repay the value of…
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  • Top Ten Reasons to Live in Wallingford CT

    Harriman Real Estate
    27 Jun 2015 | 5:10 pm
    Founded in 1670, Wallingford, Connecticut has been my home town for over 20 years. The population at the 2010 census was 45,135, but that doesn’t mean it feels like a big town. Indeed, there are many things about Wallingford that make it an amazing place to live! After surveying several hundred residents… Here are the top ten reasons to live in Wallingford CT: 1. Central location. Located just a few miles south of the geographic center of the state, Wallingford is ideally situated for easy access to the rest of the state. Interstates 91, 95 and 84 and Route 15 are all close by, making…
  • Wallingford Twilight Tunes 2015

    Harriman Real Estate
    14 Jun 2015 | 5:07 pm
    Summer is just a few days away, bringing hot days and cool nights. Now that the Community Pool is open, that takes care of the hot days, but the cool nights need something to do as well, and this fits the bill. The Wallingford Twilight Tunes Concert Series is set to kick off on July 1st and every Wednesday night through August 12th, bringing some of the area’s best musical acts to Wallingford. These concerts always bring out a big crowd, so bring your chairs and get there early, it fills up fast! Where: Wallingford Parade Ground (in front of Town Hall) Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm Cost: FREE!
  • Wallingford Community Pool to Open

    Harriman Real Estate
    9 Jun 2015 | 12:28 pm
    The days are getting longer, the kids will be out of school soon, and the temperatures are getting warmer and warmer. What better way to handle those three events than by taking a cooling dip in the community pool? Wallingford’s Community Pool will open initially on the weekend of June 13-14th from 11am to 7pm each day. The pool will then close for a week and reopen for the season on June 20th and close on August 16th. Pool passes for adults are $15, $5 for children under 12 and also for seniors 63 and older. Also, non-residents can also get pool passes this year. A Wallingford resident…
  • Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce Centennial Celebration Gala

    Harriman Real Estate
    1 Jun 2015 | 12:18 pm
    It is my pleasure to announce that the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 100th year of operation in 2015. The Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce is a business association of over 550 members, from sole proprietorships to large international companies, and local non-profit organizations. For the past 100 years, the Chamber has supported business and community growth, and provided legislative, educational and marketing opportunities to its members through a full calendar of events and programs. In order to mark this historic anniversary, the Chamber announces their upcoming…
  • New Listing: 18 Draper Ave, Meriden CT 06450

    Harriman Real Estate
    22 May 2015 | 10:28 am
    18 Draper Ave, Meriden, CT New Listing Description Photos Maps & Local Schools My Reviews $ Click for current price3 BEDROOMS | 1 (1 full ) BATHROOMS | 1176 SQUARE FEET Follow This Home! Meriden Homes For Sale Meriden Homes Under $200k Search All Homes For Sale What is Your Home Worth? Presented By: Patricia Harriman Harriman Real Estate LLC 203-672-4499 Schedule a Showing/Request Info Property Description 18 Draper Ave is a three bedroom Cape Cod home in neighborhood setting. Updates include siding, windows and electric. Additional room could be used as a fourth bedroom. Located in small…
 
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    Real Estate RSS Feed | JD Supra Law News

  • (UK) New Rules for Residential Landlords in Wales

    Reed Smith
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:31 pm
    Residential landlords of properties in Wales need to be aware of the extra regulatory burden that applies to them and particularly because breach could be a criminal offence. The Welsh Assembly has added an additional layer of regulations which...By: Reed Smith
  • Proposed Amendments to the St. Johns County Land Development Code

    Rogers Towers
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:03 pm
    St. Johns County has proposed a series of amendments to the Land Development Code. The County will be holding a public workshop on July 7, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. in the first floor conference room of the Permit Center building at 4040 Lewis Speedway, St....By: Rogers Towers
  • US Supreme Court Decision in Bank of America, N.A. v. Caulkett

    Barley Snyder
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:36 pm
    In a 9-0 decision released on June 1, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled, in Bank of America, N.A. v. Caulkett, 135 S. Ct. 1995 (2015), that a debtor in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding may not void a junior mortgage lien under § 506(d) of the...By: Barley Snyder
  • Beyond the Commercials: Understanding Reverse Mortgages

    McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, PLLC
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:05 pm
    You have likely seen the commercials for reverse mortgages. While the advertisements urge viewers to “call now to secure you reverse mortgage today” and make them seem risk-free, obtaining a mortgage of this type is a serious decision that should not...By: McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, PLLC
  • Recent US Supreme Court Decision Impacts Affordable Housing Industry

    Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:20 pm
    On June 25, the US Supreme Court upheld a decision that the Fair Housing Act ("Act") includes disparate impact claims. In Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc., the Supreme Court extended the scope...By: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
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    Arizona Mortgage News

  • Choosing the Right Rate and Program

    Steve Heideman
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:02 am
    There are a lot of different things to consider when selecting a mortgage.  It’s not as easy as “I’ll take the lowest rate today.”  There are things your loan provider should ask you as everyone’s situation is different and their goals in owning a home are different.  You may have done your “homework” and decided that you want a 15 year mortgage because you want to pay it off at a faster rate.  But what you maybe didn’t consider was taking out the 30 year for a lower rate, paying your monthly mortgage at what the 15 year would have cost you…
  • Debt-To-Income Ratio – Part 4

    Mike Goblet
    25 Jun 2015 | 9:52 am
    On this episode of Arizona Mortgage News: Insider Update, Mike Goblet, of United Mortgage and Financial Group discusses DTI.  DTI is Debt-to-Income Ratio. It has to do with how much money you make versus what your bills are. Pre‑mortgage meltdown, people used to be able to do things like just stated income.  Unfortunately, with the Dodd‑Frank Bill and the mortgage meltdown, now lenders need to protect themselves.  Today, mortgages are much more driven by income than by assets. While assets are still important, but they do not outweigh your monthly income. Banks are more interested now…
  • Two Acronyms to Learn – LTV & PMI – Part 3

    Mike Goblet
    18 Jun 2015 | 10:20 am
    In today’s episode, resident Arizona Mortgage expert Mike Goblet  talks about some tricky acronyms – LTV & PMI. LTV is “Loan to value.” LTV is one of the key elements in determining a mortgage and what the rate will be.   LTV stands for the percent of ratio of money you are borrowing versus the value of that home. The higher the loan to value ratio, the higher the risk. Banks price mortgages based on that element of risk. There are also many other variables, like your credit score, but loan to value is one of the key elements in determining a mortgage. PMI stands for…
  • Qualifying for a Mortgage – Part 2

    Mike Goblet
    10 Jun 2015 | 10:24 am
    If you want to qualify for a mortgage in Arizona, the best place to start is at United Mortgage Financial Group. First, there is an application.  Then, a credit report is pulled to determine your eligibility and DTI.  DTI is debt to income ratio which should not be more than 38%.  Once everything is reviewed, it is sent to underwriting for pre-approval. Once pre-approval is completed, more paperwork is required to finalize your approval including pay stubs, investment income reports, tax returns, and more.  Overall, you can expect a mortgage process that takes about 30 days. Mike Goblet…
  • The Impact of your Credit Scores – Part 1

    Mike Goblet
    28 May 2015 | 12:22 pm
    The first of a 10 part series on what you need to know about mortgages. Today, Mike Goblet talks about the impact your credit score has on qualifying for a mortgage.  Banks use your credit score as the first determination of risk you pose to them of defaulting.  It becomes the foundation for the whole mortgage process and the costs associated with it that the banks create. Banks assume everybody has the ability to default, and now, like an insurance company, they want to rate that risk. The higher your credit score, the less risk you pose to them. The scores range, in terms of your credit…
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  • State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:40 pm
    State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22WMTW Most people flock to stores on Thanksgiving for last-minute items or pre-Black Friday steals -- but one state's law doesn't allow that.Where big box stores will be closed In Case You Missed ItSchool Bus Driver's Terrifying Close CallShocking Thing Opens Up in Man's LawnOfficial 'Disgusted' by What Happened to Car
  • General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:40 pm
    General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'APGen. John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan, exchanged countless emails with a woman at the heart of the Petraeus scandal.Source reveals explicit messagesMore NewsPlane Crashes Into Mississippi HomeWashington Post Editor Steps DownHusband Finds Teacher in Act With Boy
  • Reason This Ad Is Making Waves

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:40 pm
    Reason This Ad Is Making Waves Marks & SpencerIt looks like any other holiday clothing ad for kids, but something about this one is different -- and it's not an accident.How a Facebook post started it allMore StoriesPreterm Birth Rate Drops to New LowPossible Risk Factor for Autism Found?Stranger I Wish I'd Stopped to Talk With
  • Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 Years

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:40 pm
    Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 YearsCBSSusan Flannery left 'The Bold and the Beautiful' after two and a half decades -- and she's not the only star with a very long TV tenure.Actress who spent 41 years on her showMore to See'X Factor' Singer Says Sexuality Was a RiskActress Opened Up About Bipolar DisorderStreisand's Son Sings for Gay-Friendly Film
  • Take a Look at Where JFK Was Born

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:40 pm
    Take a Look at Where JFK Was BornNational Park ServiceYou'll find the late president's very first belongings inside this New England home -- which is being opened to the public for the first time.Famous items the living room is 'filled with'More to SeeStar Has Rose Named After HerCommon Heating Mistake Could Cost YouThe Best Pillow for Your Sleep Style
 
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  • State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:40 pm
    State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22WMTW Most people flock to stores on Thanksgiving for last-minute items or pre-Black Friday steals -- but one state's law doesn't allow that.Where big box stores will be closed In Case You Missed ItSchool Bus Driver's Terrifying Close CallShocking Thing Opens Up in Man's LawnOfficial 'Disgusted' by What Happened to Car
  • General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:40 pm
    General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'APGen. John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan, exchanged countless emails with a woman at the heart of the Petraeus scandal.Source reveals explicit messagesMore NewsPlane Crashes Into Mississippi HomeWashington Post Editor Steps DownHusband Finds Teacher in Act With Boy
  • Reason This Ad Is Making Waves

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:40 pm
    Reason This Ad Is Making Waves Marks & SpencerIt looks like any other holiday clothing ad for kids, but something about this one is different -- and it's not an accident.How a Facebook post started it allMore StoriesPreterm Birth Rate Drops to New LowPossible Risk Factor for Autism Found?Stranger I Wish I'd Stopped to Talk With
  • Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 Years

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:40 pm
    Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 YearsCBSSusan Flannery left 'The Bold and the Beautiful' after two and a half decades -- and she's not the only star with a very long TV tenure.Actress who spent 41 years on her showMore to See'X Factor' Singer Says Sexuality Was a RiskActress Opened Up About Bipolar DisorderStreisand's Son Sings for Gay-Friendly Film
  • Take a Look at Where JFK Was Born

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:40 pm
    Take a Look at Where JFK Was BornNational Park ServiceYou'll find the late president's very first belongings inside this New England home -- which is being opened to the public for the first time.Famous items the living room is 'filled with'More to SeeStar Has Rose Named After HerCommon Heating Mistake Could Cost YouThe Best Pillow for Your Sleep Style
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  • State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:40 pm
    State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22WMTW Most people flock to stores on Thanksgiving for last-minute items or pre-Black Friday steals -- but one state's law doesn't allow that.Where big box stores will be closed In Case You Missed ItSchool Bus Driver's Terrifying Close CallShocking Thing Opens Up in Man's LawnOfficial 'Disgusted' by What Happened to Car
  • General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:40 pm
    General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'APGen. John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan, exchanged countless emails with a woman at the heart of the Petraeus scandal.Source reveals explicit messagesMore NewsPlane Crashes Into Mississippi HomeWashington Post Editor Steps DownHusband Finds Teacher in Act With Boy
  • Reason This Ad Is Making Waves

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:40 pm
    Reason This Ad Is Making Waves Marks & SpencerIt looks like any other holiday clothing ad for kids, but something about this one is different -- and it's not an accident.How a Facebook post started it allMore StoriesPreterm Birth Rate Drops to New LowPossible Risk Factor for Autism Found?Stranger I Wish I'd Stopped to Talk With
  • Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 Years

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:40 pm
    Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 YearsCBSSusan Flannery left 'The Bold and the Beautiful' after two and a half decades -- and she's not the only star with a very long TV tenure.Actress who spent 41 years on her showMore to See'X Factor' Singer Says Sexuality Was a RiskActress Opened Up About Bipolar DisorderStreisand's Son Sings for Gay-Friendly Film
  • Take a Look at Where JFK Was Born

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:40 pm
    Take a Look at Where JFK Was BornNational Park ServiceYou'll find the late president's very first belongings inside this New England home -- which is being opened to the public for the first time.Famous items the living room is 'filled with'More to SeeStar Has Rose Named After HerCommon Heating Mistake Could Cost YouThe Best Pillow for Your Sleep Style
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    Latest Activity on CREOpoint

  • Alan Ginsberg is now a member of CREOpoint

    9 Jun 2015 | 11:51 am
    Alan Ginsberg is now a member of CREOpoint
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  • Leslie Braunstein posted a blog post

    6 May 2015 | 1:02 pm
    Leslie Braunstein posted a blog postWashington Property Company Sells VA Land for $11.5 MillionWashington Property Company (WPC) of Bethesda, MD has sold a 13.54 acre parcel of land in Loudoun County, VA to Pulte Homes for $11.5 million. WPC successfully rezoned the land from commercial to residential use, and Pulte intends to build 95 town homes on the site.University Center Parcel P-1 is located near the intersection of Routes 7 and 28, accessible from Riverside Parkway and adjacent to an existing town home community. Bles Park, with frontage on both Broad Run and the Potomac River, is…
  • Leslie Braunstein posted a blog post

    30 Apr 2015 | 8:12 am
    Leslie Braunstein posted a blog postNew condos replace old office building in downtown Silver Spring, MDOptions for buying a home in vibrant downtown Silver Spring, MD will soon expand with completion of Octave 1320, a new condominium development at 1320 Fenwick Lane. Now under construction on the site of a former office building and expected to deliver in the fall of 2015, Octave 1320 will offer 102 one- and two-bedroom condominium homes with prices starting in the low $200,000s. Presales by W.C. & A.N. Miller Realtors, a Long and Foster company, will begin in early May.Octave 1320 is…
 
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    Apartment Ratings

  • Yard Sale Tips for Extra Summer Cash

    Heather Myers
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:01 pm
    If you seem to be accumulating more stuff than you can squeeze into your apartment lately and you need some extra money, consider having a yard sale. I must admit to being a bit intimidated by my first yard sale because I had no idea what to expect and it seemed like a lot of work for not much money. However, I am happy to report that it went better than I expected and I walked away with $400 bucks! (Ok, I had to split that with my fiancé, but who’s counting?). Since I survived my first yard sale, I thought I’d share my tips to put on a good one, so read on to find out what makes…
  • Moving Mistakes That Can Break the Bank

    Manuella Irwin
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:00 pm
    As a rule of thumb, moving house is an expensive affair. And if you’re facing a residential move yourself, you probably already know this indisputable fact either from previous personal experience or through unfortunate relocation stories that your friends might have shared with you. And in addition to being rather pricey, moving is also a fairly complicated endeavor and one wrong step at the wrong time can easily get you in a lot of trouble, give you a splitting headache… and drain your bank account even further. With moving day approaching faster than a speeding bullet, that last thing…
  • What Rental Management Looks for in Tenants

    Eva R. Marienchild
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:25 am
    You found the perfect apartment – a five-story walk up in the prettiest part of town – and there’s a dog park nearby for Fido. You applied with the rental or property management firm and you’re waiting to hear. It’s only been a few days, but every time you pass by your erstwhile new home, you silently wish the Apartment for Rent sign weren’t still evident. It already feels like “home” to you and you don’t want anyone else to rent it. Before long, you realize you had nothing to worry about: the apartment is yours! You only have one more hurdle to get through: the credit…
  • Accent Walls and Statement Pieces

    Jacy Meyer
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Make any room in your apartment a conversation waiting to happen by creating an accent wall or adding a statement piece. Depending on what you go for, this might not even cost you a dime. Creating an accent (sometimes called gallery) wall can give your room a whole new dynamic. These are most common in living rooms, but definitely can work in a good-sized bedroom as well. If you have an odd corner or other blank wall space that appears good for nothing, these are also good candidates for an accent wall. Basically you are taking one wall in the room and transforming it to become your main…
  • Awesome Decorating Alternatives for Walls

    Heather Myers
    22 Jun 2015 | 12:32 pm
    For years, paint has led the interior design industry as the foundation of any good design scheme. At the same time, most property managers deny renters this basic design principle and if allowed to paint, it is often with drab colors that barely qualify as something other than eggshell white. So what are renters to do? Check out these hip ideas to cover your walls and add visual impact without getting on your property owners bad side. Mirrors Overlooked too often by color hungry designers, hanging mirrors is an awesome way to change a wall. Mirrors also give the illusion of more light and a…
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    Missouri Living At It's BEST!

  • Branson MO Real Estate Market Report June 2015

    Steve Mattison, Vietnam Veteran, ABR, e-Pro, MO Welcome Home Cert (Keller Williams Tri-Lakes )
    18 Jun 2015 | 7:09 pm
    Market Analysis Community Info Local Schools Compare Areas Insider Tips Price Trends - Sold vs. Listed Market Area: 65616 Listing Price $203,140 Listing Price Trend 0% Sold Price $135,000 Sold Price Trend -28.06% Just a fraction of what's happening... click now to view more local market conditions! More Info here. Understand the difference between "listing prices" (what sellers are asking for) and "sold prices" (what buyers are willing to pay). By comparing these price trends, you'll have a good idea of where the market is heading. The median listing and sold property prices are calculated…
  • 300 Caleb Drive, Hollister, MO 65672

    Steve Mattison, Vietnam Veteran, ABR, e-Pro, MO Welcome Home Cert (Keller Williams Tri-Lakes )
    26 May 2015 | 9:04 pm
    Home with view and basement too. Overview Maps Photos Features Description Neighborhood $139,900 Single Family Home Main Features 2 Bedrooms1 Bathroom1 Half BathroomInterior: 2,776 sqftLot: 0.22 acre(s)Year Built: 1992MLS #: 60026745 Location 300 Caleb DriveHollister, 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 Home with view and basement too.Condo in center of BransonLakeview lots on Stormy Point in Branson!Lakeview lots on…
  • 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-ProKeller Williams Tri-lakes(417) 336-4999steve@ozarksagent.comhttp://www.ozarksagent.com        Listed by: Keller Williams Tri-Lakes 417-336-4999 Our recent listingsWalk-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 in…
  • 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-ProKeller Williams Tri-lakes(417) 336-4999steve@ozarksagent.comhttp://www.ozarksagent.com        Listed by: Keller Williams Tri-Lakes (BSF) 417-336-4999 Our recent listingsCustom 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 horse…
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    Inman

  • The week in industry hires and promotions: June 29-July 2

    Inman
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Who got hired or promoted this week? Here's our weekly rundown, in chronological order ...
  • SoFi says ‘so what?’ to traditional mortgage lending

    Amy Swinderman
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:08 pm
    In 2014, Dr. Sekuleo Gathers was in the market to buy a home. The New York emergency medicine physician was in a good financial position to buy, but he encountered unexpected obstacles in applying for a mortgage loan ...
  • Fed is prepared to begin normalizing — a euphemism for ‘tightening’

    Lou Barnes
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Today feels like a remake of "Groundhog Day," Bill Murray trapped as a commentator on CNBC over and over for the monthly release of the same employment stats. But there is more in this week’s news than meets the woodchuck’s eye ...
  • Airbnb enforcement streamlined through new SF city office

    Kimberly Manning
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Americans have a love/hate relationship with Airbnb. Depending on how it impacts your travel or everyday life often indicates what side of the spectrum you fall. The company's massive growth and the encompassing industry spurring from it lends to the argument that Airbnb is indeed here to stay, but laws may just get a little more strict ...
  • TheRRD offers instant tenant screening for agents, property managers

    Kimberly Manning
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Just a couple months after its rebrand, theRRD is aiming to be a one-stop-shop solution for real estate agents, property mangers and landlords throughout the nation. Based in Dallas, the company officially launched in 2010 as solely an incident reporting liaison for property managers and landlords, and has since broadened its reach to various facets of the real estate industry ...
 
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    New at craigmische.com

  • Lake Ida’s South End

    Craig Mische
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:46 am
    It is uncommon for properties at the south end of Alexandria’s Lake Ida to go up for sale in Alexandria’s Multiple Listing Service but it is still fun to look at. Nice, level and sandy shoreline. In the video below you will travel above Bedman Drive and Sahara Lane. Part of Burkeys Lane is also on the south end of the lake but I was nearing the maximum range of my quadcopter so I stopped at the stream that separates Saharan Lane and Burkeys Lane. Lake Ida’s South End
  • Good Morning Lake Carlos

    Craig Mische
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:18 am
    The video embedded below was recorded early this morning while I was out for a Stand Up Paddle from Lake Darling to Lake Carlos. There are many beautiful lakes in and around Alexandria but it certainly is tough to beat either of these two lakes. A morning Stand Up Paddle from Lake Darling in Alexandria, Minnesota to one of the deepest lakes in Minnesota, Lake Carlos.
  • Lake Ida 360

    Craig Mische
    28 Jun 2015 | 6:28 am
    The video below was recorded on June 24, 2015 at the southwest corner of Lake Ida and gives you a counterclockwise view of Lake Ida from the air. 360 Ida
  • What’s SUP with Lake Darling Real Estate?

    Craig Mische
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:35 am
    A bad play on words, I know, and I don’t mean “what is wrong”. What I mean is “here is what has been going on at Lake Darling in 2015″. The photo was shot this morning while I was on my Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) passing from Lake Carlos to Lake Darling. There currently are nine homes for sale at Lake Darling, three have accepted Purchase Agreements but are still in escrow and there have six closed sales since January 1st. Excluded from those totals are properties that are off the lake but have access to the lake via deeded or shared access. The closed sale price…
  • A Flight to Pilgrim Point at Lake Ida

    Craig Mische
    24 Jun 2015 | 2:35 pm
      LAKE IDA DETAILS: 4,426 acres Maximum depth of 106 feet Water clarity of 8.8 feet (2011 Minnesota DNR Survey) > view homes for sale at Lake Ida > view bare lots for sale at Lake Ida
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    Developments

  • Blessing in Disguise: Greece Crisis Could Cool Property Market

    Art Patnaude
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Greece appears to be slipping ever closer to an exit from the euro zone. While a potential catastrophe for the country, it might actually be a good thing for Europe's booming commercial real-estate markets.
  • Millenials Just Like the Rest of Us When it Comes to Home Renovations

    Laura Kusisto
    26 Jun 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Contrary to popular perception, younger people aren’t more keen on trendy upgrades such as green materials and smart technology when it comes to renovating their homes, a new survey finds.
  • Economists Assign Blame For Housing Shortage

    Kris Hudson
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:43 am
    The national supply of homes for sale is getting squeezed by the small amount of equity millions of would-be sellers have in their properties and relatively weak output from home builders, according to economists speaking Friday at a real-estate conference in Miami.
  • Low Income and Underwater

    Joe Light
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Even in places where negative equity has mostly vanished, areas with lower median incomes are doing worse.
  • Economists: Home Builders Neglecting Entry-Level Market

    Kris Hudson
    25 Jun 2015 | 10:56 am
    Nela Richardson, chief economist for brokerage Redfin Corp., and Selma Hepp, chief economist for Zillow Group’s Trulia real-estate website, both said builders aren’t constructing enough entry-level housing to meet demand. They’re focusing more of their resources instead, the economists said, on building pricey homes for buyers with ample credit.
 
 
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    Real Estate Broker Market News- IQ Real Estate

  • Free Real Estate Marketing

    4 Jul 2015 | 12:52 am
    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.
  • How to find out if your real estate broker is licensed

    14 Apr 2015 | 12:52 am
    How to find out if your real estate broker is licensed. Natalie Brunell investigates a Rancho Mirage woman who ran a real estate business for years without a license, until a client took her to court.
  • The Case For a Big Year in Home Sales

    14 Apr 2015 | 12:52 am
    Waltham-based real estate broker Anthony Lamacchia predicts that 2015 will be a great year for Massachusetts's home sellers due to better weather, an improved economy, and low interest rates.
  • Lee & Associates Opens Second Office in Ohio

    14 Apr 2015 | 12:52 am
    Lee & Associates, the nation's largest broker-owned commercial real estate firm, continues to make office expansion one of its top priorities as the firm announces the opening
  • MRED's New Listing Distribution Solution

    11 Apr 2015 | 12:52 am
    LISLE, Ill. -- Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland's multiple listing service (MLS), has introduced functionality to its customers that allows Brokerages to easily and effectively manage and control ...
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    Real Estate Agent Market News- IQ Real Estate

  • Free Real Estate Marketing

    4 Jul 2015 | 12:52 am
    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 agent avoids punishment over termite house

    15 Apr 2015 | 12:52 am
    A real estate agent who sold a house infested with termites to first-home buyers has escaped punishment for unsatisfactory conduct related to the sale of the house.Wayne Heron sold a Te Aroha home to Tobi Lawton and Sarah Lee, who...
  • Businessman tries to involve MPs in High Court case

    14 Apr 2015 | 12:52 am
    A real estate company owner in a dispute with an agent over use of a brand name has tried to have two Members of Parliament give evidence in the case.The case between Dermot Nottingham and Auckland agent Martin Honey is currently...
  • Real estate owner's High court bid rejected

    14 Apr 2015 | 12:52 am
    A real estate company owner in a dispute with an agent over use of a brand name has tried to have two members of Parliament give evidence in the case.The case between Dermot Nottingham and Auckland agent Martin Honey is currently...
  • Real estate people

    14 Apr 2015 | 12:52 am
    Michelle Crabtree, of Premier Sotheby's International Realty, has been selected as a 2015 Five Star Real Estate Agent. This is the eighth year that she has been a winner for providing exceptional service and overall satisfaction, a distinction held by only the top 6 percent of Realtors.
 
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    Planetizen: The Urban Planning, Design, and Development Network

  • How to Keep Young Families from Fleeing to the Suburbs

    Planetizen
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Millennials are loving their center cities these days, with their lofts and bars and yoga studios. But what happens when Millennials start to have families and don't quite fit, physically or culturally, into city life anymore?
  • Nashville's Building Boom Sets Local Records

    Planetizen
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    2014-15 was a banner fiscal year for development in the jurisdiction of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee.
  • Exploring Vermont's Ancient Roads

    Planetizen
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Act 178, approved by Vermont in 2006, required that all ancient roads be catalogued by July 1, 2015 to be included in the state map. The exploration of old roads leading up to that deadline makes a compelling story.
  • The Ultimate Revitalization Scheme: Free Homes

    Planetizen
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Though it's as picturesque as a place can be, the central Sicilian town of Gangi is a shell of its former self. To attract new residents, the town is offering homes for free on the condition that they be restored to their former glory.
  • Friday Eye Candy: Full-Color, HD Videos Taken from Space

    Planetizen
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    For the first time, full-color videos of the earth's surface will be made available to the public, with added options for paying customers. The imagery comes from two cameras on the International Space Station.
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    Business Insider

  • Tongan king crowned in traditional ceremony

    3 Jul 2015 | 7:34 pm
    Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (AFP) - Tupou VI was formally crowned King of Tonga on Saturday before thousands of people including heads of state and dignitaries from around the world, capping a week steeped in traditional rites.Because it is taboo for Tongans to touch their king's head, a retired Australian minister was flown in to perform the crowning which was televised.The new king also becomes the 24th Tu'i Kanokupolu, an ancient Tongan title that pre-dates the monarchy by centuries.Celebrations and ancient rituals leading up to the coronation began last Saturday with a Taumafa Kava, a traditional…
  • Crying Greek pensioner: the story behind the poignant photo

    3 Jul 2015 | 7:11 pm
    Thessaloniki (Greece) (AFP) - Retiree Giorgos Chatzifotiadis had queued up at three banks in Greece's second city of Thessaloniki on Friday in the hope of withdrawing a pension on behalf of his wife, but all in vain.When he was told at the fourth that he could not withdraw his 120 euros ($133), it was all too much and he collapsed in tears.The 77-year-old told AFP that he had broken down because he "cannot stand to see my country in this distress"."That's why I feel so beaten, more than for my own personal problems," Chatzifotiadis said.The image of him sitting outside the bank, openly crying…
  • The 32 most American Americans this year

    Tanza Loudenback and Melissa Stanger
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:03 pm
    When we think of a true American, a few qualities come to mind: strong, resilient, talented, innovative, and pioneering.  In honor of the Fourth of July, we've created a ranking of Americans who possess all these qualities. They've all helped to shape the social, economic, cultural, and political landscape of our country within last year (and many, much longer than that). From recording artists to politicians to athletes to activists, scroll through to find out who we think is truly patriotic this year.SEE ALSO: FIRST KIDS OF THE UNITED STATES: Where are they now? John Green is the…
  • Duo shares Greenbrier lead, Woods in contention

    3 Jul 2015 | 6:30 pm
    White Sulphur Springs (United States) (AFP) - Tiger Woods made it safely to the weekend at the Greenbrier Classic, where Venezuela's Jhonattan Vegas fired a five-under-par 65 to join Scott Langley atop the leaderboard.Vegas had five birdies with no bogeys for a nine-under-par halfway total of 131 on Friday. Langley, the overnight leader after a first-round 62, carded a one-under 69 to maintain a share of the lead.They were being chased by a tightly bunched field, with a group of seven players just one stroke back.Canadian David Hearn and American Bryce Molder carded 64s to join the group on…
  • Federer, Murray target Wimbledon last 16

    3 Jul 2015 | 5:48 pm
    London (AFP) - Seven-time champion Roger Federer and 2013 winner Andy Murray look to reach the Wimbledon fourth round on Saturday.Federer bids to extend his 18-match winning streak against Australian opponents at Grand Slams when he takes on big-serving Sam Groth in the opening match on Centre Court. The 33-year-old Swiss beat Groth, the world number 69, in straight sets at last year's US Open.Groth is bidding to make the fourth round at a major for the first time and join compatriot Nick Kyrgios in the second week.Murray, the third seed, has a 6-1 career lead over Italian veteran Andreas…
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    Inman

  • The week in industry hires and promotions: June 29-July 2

    Inman
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Who got hired or promoted this week? Here's our weekly rundown, in chronological order ...
  • SoFi says ‘so what?’ to traditional mortgage lending

    Amy Swinderman
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:08 pm
    In 2014, Dr. Sekuleo Gathers was in the market to buy a home. The New York emergency medicine physician was in a good financial position to buy, but he encountered unexpected obstacles in applying for a mortgage loan ...
  • Fed is prepared to begin normalizing — a euphemism for ‘tightening’

    Lou Barnes
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Today feels like a remake of "Groundhog Day," Bill Murray trapped as a commentator on CNBC over and over for the monthly release of the same employment stats. But there is more in this week’s news than meets the woodchuck’s eye ...
  • Airbnb enforcement streamlined through new SF city office

    Kimberly Manning
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Americans have a love/hate relationship with Airbnb. Depending on how it impacts your travel or everyday life often indicates what side of the spectrum you fall. The company's massive growth and the encompassing industry spurring from it lends to the argument that Airbnb is indeed here to stay, but laws may just get a little more strict ...
  • TheRRD offers instant tenant screening for agents, property managers

    Kimberly Manning
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Just a couple months after its rebrand, theRRD is aiming to be a one-stop-shop solution for real estate agents, property mangers and landlords throughout the nation. Based in Dallas, the company officially launched in 2010 as solely an incident reporting liaison for property managers and landlords, and has since broadened its reach to various facets of the real estate industry ...
 
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    All HW content

  • Sources: Morris Schneider Wittstadt declaring bankruptcy, closing immediately

    2 Jul 2015 | 1:46 pm
    One source told HousingWire that MSW — a Georgia-based law firm that made national headlines last year when the firm sued its former managing partner for allegedly embezzling $30 million from the firm’s accounts and the accounts of the firm’s subsidiary, LandCastle Title — has not yet filed bankruptcy, perhaps due to the looming July 4th holiday, but the source expects the firm to file as early as Monday.
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme lists $10M seaside LA house

    2 Jul 2015 | 12:36 pm
    One of Hollywood’s most famous martial arts-trained actors, Jean-Claude Van Damme, put his beautiful seaside mansion in Marina Del Rey up for sale for $9.9 million.
  • SEC fines hedge fund advisor for inflating mortgage bond prices

    2 Jul 2015 | 10:51 am
    The Securities and Exchange Commission fined a Connecticut-based hedge fund advisory firm for fraudulently inflating the prices of residential mortgage-backed securities in hedge fund portfolios it managed.
  • 8 avoidable mistakes first-time homebuyers keep making

    2 Jul 2015 | 9:21 am
    The last thing a first-time homebuyer wants to do is mess the entire homebuying process by doing one of these common mistakes. Here are mistakes 8 things that could ruin the homebuying process.
  • Trending Thursday: CFPB data collection worse than the NSA?

    2 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    If you liked the NSA spying on innocent Americans, you’ll love what the CFPB is up to. Plus, is the mortgage industry ready for the coming surge of minority homebuyers, Dodd-Frank is turning five this month, and more.
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    House Price Crash News Blog

  • Telegraph: Buy-to-let could pose a threat to UK economy, warns Bank of England

    quiet guy
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:32 pm
    "In a downswing, investors selling buy-to-let properties into an illiquid market could amplify falls in house prices, potentially raising losses given default for all mortgages." Those risks could be amplified as Britain prepares to raise interest rates for the first time since the financial crisis, as a small rise in rates could wipe out the income from a property.
  • WBPOnline: UK House Prices Unexpectedly Decline in June

    cornishman
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:24 am
    London - House prices in UK fell by 0.2% between May and June which led to the annual price index decelerating to two-year low of 3.3%, down from 4.6% a month before, according to the mortgage provider Nationwide. Both figures missed the market expectations of a further increase in price growth. Unlike Nationwide, property portal Rightmove informed that the earlier average asking price increased by a record high 3%, or £8,500, between May and June.
  • Property Forum: Could London real estate benefit from Greek Eurozone exit?

    libertas
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:55 am
    "It does look as though the London real estate market will benefit to a certain extent from safe haven status and the ongoing problems in Greece. Whether this will stretch what many perceive to be already overvalued UK property assets remains to be seen but there is no doubt that the decision of previous UK governments not to adopt the Euro is certainly starting to pay great dividends for the country."
  • Guardian: London: the city that ate itself

    quiet guy
    28 Jun 2015 | 3:39 am
    A discussion about the way the property market is changing London for the worst. "It is suffering a form of entropy whereby the distinctive or special is converted into property values. Its essential qualities, which are that it was not polarised on the basis of income, and that its best places were common property, are being eroded. It is becoming the case that delights and beauties are available only at a high price. This would matter less if the city were making new places with the qualities of those now packaged up and commodified – if the supply of good stuff were…
  • Torygraph: The single reason why buy-to-let investors must keep their £5bn-a-year tax break

    mombers
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:52 am
    "But the consequences for borrowers, lenders and the property market could be unexpected and iniquitous. My guess is landlords would push up rents as far as they could." Just the same as landlords pushing rents up or down as their interest bill goes up and down, right? How on earth does this bloke expect tenants who are already paying the absolute max that they can to miracle up some extra money to bail out the poor starving landlord? What will happen is that many will sell up, mainly to higher income tenants, leaving a smaller pool of lower income tenants and hence LOWER rents. An…
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    Developments

  • Blessing in Disguise: Greece Crisis Could Cool Property Market

    Art Patnaude
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Greece appears to be slipping ever closer to an exit from the euro zone. While a potential catastrophe for the country, it might actually be a good thing for Europe's booming commercial real-estate markets.
  • Millenials Just Like the Rest of Us When it Comes to Home Renovations

    Laura Kusisto
    26 Jun 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Contrary to popular perception, younger people aren’t more keen on trendy upgrades such as green materials and smart technology when it comes to renovating their homes, a new survey finds.
  • Economists Assign Blame For Housing Shortage

    Kris Hudson
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:43 am
    The national supply of homes for sale is getting squeezed by the small amount of equity millions of would-be sellers have in their properties and relatively weak output from home builders, according to economists speaking Friday at a real-estate conference in Miami.
  • Low Income and Underwater

    Joe Light
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Even in places where negative equity has mostly vanished, areas with lower median incomes are doing worse.
  • Economists: Home Builders Neglecting Entry-Level Market

    Kris Hudson
    25 Jun 2015 | 10:56 am
    Nela Richardson, chief economist for brokerage Redfin Corp., and Selma Hepp, chief economist for Zillow Group’s Trulia real-estate website, both said builders aren’t constructing enough entry-level housing to meet demand. They’re focusing more of their resources instead, the economists said, on building pricey homes for buyers with ample credit.
 
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    The Housing Chronicles Blog

  • Economic Update: The Housing Market Continues to Gain Strength

    3 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    These days, with so many different economic data points to analyze and numerous global externalities commanding attention, it can be difficult to ascertain both the health of the national economy as well as the trajectory of the housing market.  In summary, however, most signs point to a market which continues to gain strength, and in some ways is actually better than it may look at first glance. For example, let’s look at U.S. GDP.  Although the disappointing first quarter of 2015 initially showed U.S. GDP contracting by 0.7 percent, in the third and final estimate – which…
  • BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 7/2/15

    2 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 7/2/15 on the Web.In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:Construction spending surged to 6.5-year high in MayCase-Shiller Index showed both composite indices rising 4.6 to 4.9 percent in AprilPrivate sector jobs grew by 237,000 from May to JuneJob cuts rose 10 percent in JuneWant to advertise in the newsletter and reach over 130,000 readers? Contact National Sales Manager Nick Cosan at nkosan@penpubinc.com.www.metrointel.com
  • BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 6/26/15

    26 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 6/26/15 on the Web.In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:Initial unemployment claims rise by 3,000 in latest reportPersonal income rose 0.5 percent in May as spending rose 0.9 percentWant to advertise in the newsletter and reach over 130,000 readers? Contact National Sales Manager Nick Cosan at nkosan@penpubinc.com.www.metrointel.com
  • BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 6/25/15

    25 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    Greetings from PCBC 2015 in San Diego!Please click here to see this special  Thursday edition of BuilderBytes for 6/25/15 on the Web. In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicator:First quarter GDP still declined by 0.2 percent in third and final estimateWant to advertise in the newsletter and reach over 130,000 readers? Contact National Sales Manager Nick Cosan at nkosan@penpubinc.com.www.metrointel.com
  • PCBC: Where are the first-time buyers?

    24 Jun 2015 | 9:51 am
    Attending PCBC in San Diego this year?Be sure to check out a panel discussion I'll be leading on Thursday, June 25th from 2:30-3:30pm in Rooms 30A-E at the San Diego Convention Center.Panelists will include Tim Costello (CEO, BDX/BuilderHomesite), Mike Taylor (Division President for Inland Empire, Pardee Homes) and Mike Surges (National Strategic Alliance Manager, iMortgage).Hope to see you there! www.metrointel.com
 
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    NHC Open House Blog

  • Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation, NAHRO release Value of Home

    3 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    News from NHC's family of membersby Radiah Shabazz, National Housing ConferenceLast month, NHC members National Association of Housing Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) and Public Housing Authority Directors Association (PHADA), in partnership with the Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation (PAHRC) and Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA), released Value of Home, their analysis of the latest data on the need for and value of rental assistance and the impact that assisted housing has on communities. The said goal of this report is to increase focus on housing…
  • NHC Board elections, Annual Gala and Policy Symposium

    3 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    News from NHCby Amy Clark and Radiah Shabazz, National Housing ConferenceMany of our members and friends are familiar with our Annual Gala. But June 11 and 12 were about more than just a celebratory gathering of the housing community.We started the day Thursday morning with our Board of Governors meeting. We said thank you to John Kelly for his three years of leadership as chair, and welcomed Ted Chandler to his new role. While we are sad to see some of our board members step down, they will be ably replaced by the new slate of board members elected by the membership.Thursday…
  • Republicans are talking about housing and poverty. Are housers listening?

    2 Jul 2015 | 12:52 pm
    by Ethan Handelman, National Housing Conference In a speech at the National Press Club today, Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry talked about block granting housing programs as part of a solution to poverty. Along with House Ways and Means Chair Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), Perry is now one of two prominent GOP leaders talking about major policy change involving housing as a response to poverty. These proposals have a long way to go before any kind of enactment, but the housing community should engage with them now or risk being left out of the conversation. Perry’s…
  • LISC, LIIF awarded New Markets Tax Credits

    2 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    News from NHC's family of membersby Radiah Shabazz, National Housing ConferenceThe U.S. Treasury recently awarded two NHC members $60 and $70 million, respectively, in New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC). The Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) was awarded $60 million in credits and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) received $70 million. The funds will be used to spur economic development in distressed communities across the country.Both organizations have a strong track record of using tax credit funding to boost development and reduce poverty and crime in communities. LISC has used past…
  • Affordable housing is much more than a roof

    2 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Solutions through researchby Janet Viveiros, National Housing Conference and the Center for Housing PolicyAffordable housing is health care. Research is continually deepening our understanding of the critical role of safe, affordable and quality housing in supporting good health for people of all ages. People’s need for housing goes beyond just shelter. Having a stable, safe and affordable place to live means that households have greater resources to access health care, less exposure to toxins that cause illness and lower levels of stress associated with being unable to afford housing or…
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    Real Estate News and Advice - realtor.com » News

  • New Portland Trail Blazer Al-Farouq Aminu Wants a Renter for His L.A. Home

    Angela Colley
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Ronald Martinez/Getty Images NBA forward Al-Farouq Aminu opted out of his contract with the Dallas Mavericks after just one season in the Big D. Smart move! Aminu just signed a four-year, $30 million deal with the Portland Trail Blazers. And in the spirit of new beginnings, he’s ready to play the role of landlord in Los Angeles. The 6-foot-9 forward is renting out his home in Playa Vista, CA, for $6,000 a month. The three-story houserealtor.com Located in the prominent Capri Court II neighborhood, the three-story, three-bedroom home is more than your typical rental thanks to a…
  • Light It Up: Independence Homes Ranked on the Fireworks Index

    Claudine Zap
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    realtor.com Independence: It’s what the 13 colonies declared in 1776. It’s also the reason for the national holiday celebrating America’s birth with fun fireworks and delicious barbecue. But Independence is also the name of a town. Actually, it’s the name of many towns. We turned up nine cities across the country with homes for sale. Here’s a roundup of glowing homes located in the most American of cities, ranked on the not-at-all scientific Fireworks Index. Independence, VArealtor.com Independence, Virginia Address: 800 Hidden Valley Ln Price: $219,900 Pyrotechnic: Sparkler…
  • Ex-MLB All-Star Randy Winn Is Selling Beautiful Spread in California

    Jamie Wiebe
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Brad Mangin/MLB Photos via Getty Images Four years after his retirement, former All-Star outfielder (and current baseball analyst for Comcast SportsNet Bay Area) Randy Winn is selling his five-bedroom home in Blackhawk, CA, for $1.85 million. The half-acre, tree-lined property abuts the edge of Mount Diablo State Park and features a shady backyard custom-made for entertaining and viewing the surrounding hills. The living area next to the wrought-iron staircase and railingsrealtor.com Inside, an elaborately detailed stairway with a wrought-iron railing leads to a Juliet balcony…
  • Lost River Modern: A West Virginia Cabin Provides a Retreat From Urban Chaos

    John N. Frank
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:42 pm
    realtor.com This 2,048-square-foot Danish modern home, located only two hours from Washington, DC, would be a perfect retreat for those seeking a quick getaway from the hustle and bustle of the nation’s capital, says agent Jesse Halpern. The Lost River area of West Virginia has long been a place to escape urban congestion. In fact, the region’s reputation as a getaway dates to when Revolutionary War hero Henry “Light-Horse Harry” Lee built a vacation cabin in the area, Halpern notes. Lost River Modernrealtor.com But this three-bedroom, two-bathroom home, listed for $399,000,…
  • If These Walls Could Talk: Real Estate Built During the American Revolution

    Shira Levine
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:40 pm
    realtor.com With Independence Day coming up, we waxed architecturally historic—a #TBT all the way to the 18th century to pay residential homage to homes built to last. And boy, did these homes last! Since 1776 was the year this great nation declared its independence, we decided to start celebrating today by checking out the stunning, curious, and well-maintained real estate built during the 18th century. We’ve come a long way since the days of the  Revolution. Happy Fourth of July, America! Location: 2445 Bingley Rd., Fenner, NY Price: $469,000 The deets: Built on 14 acres in…
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    Web Real Estate Tools

  • Realtor Safety Guide – an infographic

    Peter Toner
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Safety guide and tips for safe showings.  Below are some simple steps that agents can take, to help keep them safer: Share this infographic – copy and paste embed code: <a href="https://VerifyPhotoID.com"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-20353"... Summary only - Visit our site for the full article!
  • Staying safe from Predators.

    Peter Toner
    11 Jun 2015 | 4:15 pm
    In our society, we hold onto many myths that could put us in grave danger. One of the most common is the myth of the straggly haired stranger. We think that dangerous people look creepy, unkempt, are unemployed and uneducated and stick out like sore thumbs. In buying into the myth, we overlook... Summary only - Visit our site for the full article!
  • How to stay safe from Predators

    Peter Toner
    9 Jun 2015 | 2:35 pm
    I wrote an article for Inman News … … that just got published in two parts this Monday and Tuesday.  The opening 2 paragraphs read: “In our society, we hold onto many myths that put could us in grave danger. One of the most common is the myth of the straggly haired stranger. We... Summary only - Visit our site for the full article!
  • Two Florida agents held at gunpoint

    Peter Toner
    4 Jun 2015 | 9:25 am
    In two separate incidents yesterday the same perpetrator makes appointments to see vacant homes … … and then pulls out a gun. Police described that suspect as a white man in his 40s, with brown hair and a goatee, between 5 feet 5 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall and medium build. Police... Summary only - Visit our site for the full article!
  • Sneak peak! New Safety Monitor

    Peter Toner
    3 Jun 2015 | 2:58 pm
    We have been working hard to get the Safety Monitor working as it should … … to compliment the functions of Verify Photo ID. As we put the finishing touches to it, please review the video: We initially wanted it to work in a mobile browser, so it would work on any device. Then we... Summary only - Visit our site for the full article!
 
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    Miami Beach Real Estate Blog

  • 5424 Alton Road Miami Beach | Just Sold by Ashton Coleman

    Ashton Coleman
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:36 am
    5424 Alton Road Miami Beach | Just Sold 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 blooming to…
  • Just Listed | Bay View Loft 205 | Miami Beach Loft Condo by Ashton Coleman

    Ashton Coleman
    12 Jun 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Just Listed | Bay View Loft 205 | Miami Beach Loft Condo by Ashton Coleman Welcome home to a gorgeous 2-story loft in Miami Beach with excellent water views South over Biscayne Bay. Open kitchen has been updated with stainless steel & granite, walk-in storage closet, upstairs with 2 split-bedrooms, guest bathroom downstairs with laundry room. Bayfront pool, sauna, gym, gated building. This is the Miami Beach LOFT you’ve dreamed of … Do not miss it! Bay View Loft 205 Miami Beach Details: 1,514 Interior Sq. Feet (141 Sq. Meters) 2 Bedroom Upstairs | 2.5 Bath 20 Units in…
  • Just Listed | Trump Palace Tower Suite 5508 | Sunny Isles Beach Miami Luxury Condo

    Ashton Coleman
    26 May 2015 | 6:54 am
    Just Listed | Trump Palace Tower Suite 5508 | Sunny Isles Beach Luxury Condo Live in Opulence & Luxury at Trump Palace in Sunny Isles Beach. Own a unique penthouse – rare Tower Suite (TS5508) includes extraordinary ultra-modern renovations with vaulted 12′ ceilings, rooftop to entertain, and a 10 person Jacuzzi large enough for the entire family. Balconies each face North to inspirational Cityscape & partial Atlantic Ocean views. This development has emerged as one of South Florida’s most sought-after addresses and is reserved for those with uncompromising taste and…
  • Selling Strategies for a Hot Miami Real Estate Market

    Ashton Coleman
    8 May 2015 | 7:09 am
    Selling Strategies for a Hot Miami Real Estate Market Ready to move up, but worried about entering a cut-throat buyers’ market? I ensure every homeowner has a viable plan for selling high and buying smart from day one. When the greatest fear of selling your home is selling your home, you need an understanding of smart options to win and make the move without headaches or hardships. Sellers sometimes get an instant home valuation, or a look at recent sales in their neighborhood. When I sell high, won’t I have to buy high? But nothing that nails that anxiety that comes with moving up…
  • Just Sold | Acqualina 1202 Sunny Isles Beach | by Ashton Coleman

    Ashton Coleman
    28 Apr 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Just Sold | Acqualina 1202 Sunny Isles Beach | by Ashton Coleman This beachfront residence includes over 2,185 Sq. Feet with a flow-through design and two terraces offering beautiful Atlantic Ocean & Biscayne Bay views. Expansive sea vistas provide the backdrop for an enclave designed for a rich, sophisticated lifestyle. The Acqualina Resort & Spa development has emerged as one of South Florida’s most sought-after addresses and reserved for those with uncompromising taste and requirements. An answer to the demand for the ultimate expression of luxury lifestyle. Acqualina 1202…
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    Real Estate Investing Blog

  • Announcing our NEW Podcast!

    Marco Santarelli
    17 Jun 2015 | 11:28 am
    We’re excited to announce the launch of our highly anticipated new podcast: Passive Real Estate Investing. This is the show where BUSY PEOPLE like you learn how to build substantial passive income, while creating wealth for the long-term. Take the guesswork out of real estate investing by gaining expert knowledge and advice as Marco Santarelli shares his strategies and valuable insights. Discover proven strategies for making money with real estate in ANY market and how to avoid common and costly mistakes. If you’re looking for actionable advice on the road to financial freedom, then this…
  • Choosing Your Market

    Marco Santarelli
    10 Jun 2015 | 12:38 am
    Many investors frequently make the often damaging (or fatal) mistake of buying property with little to no consideration of the neighborhood and market the property is in. This can be one of the greatest mistakes an investor can make because if you buy in the wrong neighborhood or market, you’ll be stuck with the problems that come with it because of its location. Your only option may be to sell the property at a loss. Read the rest of Choosing Your Market  For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2015 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate…
  • 101 Resources for Connecting with Potential Tenants

    PMGuardian
    1 Jun 2015 | 3:57 pm
    As real estate investors we need tenants to occupy our rental properties so that we continue to receive the cash-flow we love each and every month.  Many of us rely on our property managers to market and advertise the property, but some of us manage our own properties.  Even if you’re a highly passive investor using the services of a manager, you may want to share this list with your property manager to help you out the next time you have a tenant turn-over. Read the rest of 101 Resources for Connecting with Potential Tenants  For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate…
  • How to Predict Population Growth

    John Strishak
    19 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    I’m currently reading Dr. Peter Linneman’s “Real Estate Finance and Investments” and it includes some great information on how to predict population growth — the number one indicator of real estate price appreciation and rent growth. Here are some of my notes: Read the rest of How to Predict Population Growth  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 Cash-Flow Investment Property.
  • Choosing the Right Neighborhood

    Marco Santarelli
    12 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Classifying a neighborhood by “type”, or what many investors refer to as a “grade”, is typically nothing more than a subjective description.  Although most people will have a general idea of what is being referred to, in my experience it is usually nothing more than a qualitative rather than quantitative description. Read the rest of Choosing the Right Neighborhood  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 Cash-Flow Investment Property.
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    Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate News

  • Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Market Update Heading into Summer

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates)
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:03 pm
    The other day I was at the local Giant Food in Lake Ridge and the cashier asked "How's the real estate market theses days." I said pretty good, although interest rates are starting to eek up a bit. I think might catch some people by surprise after the summer is over.Just a quarter point hike can make a big difference in what a first time buyer can qualify for.Appraisals are coming in good. That said homes that are priced well and show nice sell fast.Here are the stats:If you  are curious what your Lake Ridge Virginia home would sell for now. I can send you a report right away. Simply fill…
  • Affordable homes are within reach in Prince William County Virginia

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates)
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:18 pm
    You are running out of options. Bumping into things in the kitchen, high chairs in all corners, no where to move in the family room.These are clear signs it's time for a larger home.You have savings but not nearly enough for a twenty percent down payment needed to buy a home."Would it surprise you to know that you can buy a home even a single family homes for only three percent down payment. If you or your spouse served in the military you do not need any money down payment to buy a home!" Seriously, I cannot tell you how many people I run into that do not know that.If you are paying rent of…
  • Main Level Living Homes in Prince William County Virginia

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates)
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:04 am
    The time has come. You've begun to realize the home that has worked for you over the past two or three decades no longer fits your current lifestyle needs.If you find yourself saying: I cannot do those steps one more day. The yard work is too much I wish the master bedroom was on the main floor I haven't been in the lower level for months now I wish we could just lock the door and go on vacation without worrying It would be nice to be surrounded by people our own age We are paying for rooms we do not use This house is just too big. We need a one level house or a two level house You are not…
  • Occoquan Virginia Townhouse Available August 1st For Rent

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates)
    28 Jun 2015 | 5:16 am
    Luxury Garage Townhouse For RentBuilt in 2006 and just up the hill from Quaint Occoquan Village.94 Washinton St in Occoquan Virginia is not your average rental. It has everything you want.  A stunning kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances , cooktop, glass doors on cabinets and gleaming hardwood floors.This home features four bedrooms , four and a half baths, and a two car garage. Plus owners will consider pets on a case by case basis.Home is currently occupied.Learn more about this home click on 94 Washington St, Occoquan Virginia For Rent August 1st 2015Get  curretn…
  • Tired worn out Dale City Virginia home transformed to "Like New!"

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates)
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:06 am
    When I was called to list a home in Dale City back in April.  I knew it was going to be a tough sale. The house was tired and  worn out. Given the condition is was hard to say what buyers would pay for it . There were no real comparable sales for homes that were stuck inthe 1970's. The other challenge was so many updates were needed the FHA 203 rehab loan would not work. The updates would far exceed thirty thousand dollars. We were able to get dozens of prospective buyers to cross the threshold. Unfortunately the disconnect was the price range was $275,000 a very attractive price for first…
 
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    KW Blog

  • Lights. Camera. Sell.

    Keller Williams Realty International
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:33 am
    How one Keller Williams Agent Is Staying Ahead of the Trends with her Real Estate Video Marketing Plan and KWVideo Did you know that 73 percent of homeowners surveyed by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) said they’re more likely to list with a realtor who offers to create a video for them? So, how surprising is it that only 4 percent of agents actually put their listings on YouTube? Video has become an increasingly important marketing tool for real estate agents. If a picture is worth 1,000 words, video is worth 1 million words. Keller Williams agent Jackie Ellis of Boynton…
  • Agents Lead the KW Town Hall Conversation

    Keller Williams Realty International
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:05 pm
    On June 25, 2015, Keller Williams CEO Chris Heller and President John Davis co-hosted the first KW Town Hall, an interactive streaming conversation with associates worldwide. The live-streaming video broadcast from the Austin-Texas based Win-Win Production studios, showcased how KW is leading the industry in real estate training and really putting agents first.   Live-streamed to market center watch parties around the world, the KW Town Hall opened with a state of the company update from Heller and Davis, who reported on the company’s record-breaking first quarter. Through the…
  • KW Commercial Leading in Technology Training

    Keller Williams Realty International
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:42 am
    In an industry known to be lacking in innovative technology solutions, KWC is ahead of the game with its technology platform. “Technology creates positive leverage for any business’ two most precious resources: time and talent,” Director of KW Commercial Schuyler Williamson said. “At KWC, we invest in the real estate technology that has the largest potential impact on our agents’ profit.” To help associates maximize the full benefits of the KWC technology platform, KWC rolled out its new monthly technology training solution called KWC Boot Camp. The event…
  • Keller Williams Leads Industry with More Top Agent Teams Ranked by Transactions

    Keller Williams Realty International
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:21 am
    Keller Williams, the largest real estate franchise in the world by agent count, has more high-performing agent teams ranked by transaction than any other real estate franchise listed in the 2015 REAL Trends “The Thousand”, published in conjunction with The Wall Street Journal. Overall, Keller Williams has 120 agent teams recognized in the 10th annual listing of America’s top real estate sales professionals and teams. “Keller Williams’ strong showing in this year’s ‘The Thousand’ annual listing comes as no surprise,” said Chris Heller, CEO, Keller Williams. “We are…
  • A Conversation You Can’t Afford to Miss

    Keller Williams Realty International
    22 Jun 2015 | 7:29 am
    Keller Williams is excited to announce that CEO Chris Heller and President John Davis will co-host the first-ever KW Town Hall meeting. They invite all KW associates to join them for an interactive celebration of our achievements as we accelerate our momentum worldwide. The event will be live-streaming in Keller Williams market centers. All KW associates are encouraged to attend the Town Hall viewing party at their market center. The Keller Williams culture of sharing is one of the many tools which help our associates continue to increase revenue and productivity. Town Hall is one more tool…
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    The Real Deal New York » Home Page

  • Storage closets, the ultimate status symbol: VIDEO

    ChrisC
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Storage at 93 Worth From Luxury Listings NYC: Storage units in the Tribeca luxury apartment building, 93 Worth, are going for about $2,000 a square foot, which means that a four by eight storage cage sold for $65,000. [more]
  • #JustKidding, in 140 characters or less

    Claire Moses
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    From the July issue:  Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement of a deal with legislators to extend the 421a tax abatement was greeted with this tweet from @LeonardLitwin: “So where’s the partay? Looking for an impromptu celebration. We will plan something grandiose after.” [more]
  • Piece of Paloma Picasso’s former SoFla estate changes hands

    Mark Maurer
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    The home at 3305 South Moorings Way, which takes up half of the former Paloma Picasso estate in Coconut Grove From the South Florida website: A home on the former Paloma Picasso estate in Coconut Grove has just sold for $8.65 million, The Real Deal has learned. (more…)
  • From “Dirty Dancing” to luxe yoga

    ChrisC
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Kutsher’s Country Club in all its glory. From Luxury Listings NYC: An Indian billionaire has bought the resort in the Catskills that inspired “Dirty Dancing,” and has plans to turn it into a $250 million yoga center for rich people who need to get away from it all. [more]
  • In the Hamptons: Big rents, bigger personalities

    Claire Moses
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    From the July issue: Celebrity doctors. Notorious lawyers. Philanthropists. Hedge funders. And, of course, real estate players. They are all among the East End homeowners looking to rent their Hamptons properties for astronomically high prices this year. [more]
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    Northern Virginia Real Estate Blog

  • 2408 Stryker Ave Vienna VA 22182 – Listed by The Belt Team

    thebeltteam
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:42 am
    2408 Stryker Ave Vienna VA 22182 has just been listed by The Belt Team! Here’s a sneak peek! More info, price & additional photos of 2408 Stryker Avenue in Vienna VA 22182 Call Martin Bristow & The Belt Team at (703) 861-2967 to schedule a showing! Search Vienna Homes for sale under $1 million Search Vienna Homes for sale $1 million to $1.3 million Search Vienna Homes for sale over $1.3 million FREE, Instant Online Home Valuation You’ll love our new listing on Stryker Avenue in Vienna! It’s a D.R. Horton expanded Martha Washington model sited on a stunning 1/2 acre…
  • 10535 Sunlit Rd Oakton VA 22124 – Listed by The Belt Team

    thebeltteam
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    10535 Sunlit Rd Oakton VA 22124 has just been listed by The Belt Team! Here’s a sneak peek! More info, price and LOTS of photos of 10535 Sunlit are Oakton VA 22124 Call Terry Belt & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 to schedule a showing! Search Oakton Homes for sale $800,000 to $1,000,000 Search Oakton Homes for sale $1,000,000 to $1,250,000 FREE, Instant Online Home Valuation Oakton Real Estate Stats Welcome to this beautiful, light-filled colonial on a fabulous 5 acre lot in Oakton…a peaceful and tranquil setting yet close to many amenities, great schools and major commuting…
  • 1800 Old Meadow Rd #318 McLean VA 22102 – Listed by The Belt Team

    thebeltteam
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:22 pm
    1800 Old Meadow Rd #318 McLean VA 22102 Is listed by The Belt Team! And is OPEN SUNDAY June 28th 1-4PM. Here’s a sneak peek! Price and LOTS more photos of 1800 Old Meadow Rd #318 McLean VA 22102 Welcome to this delightful, 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo located in Mclean. The Regency is a gated community, with many amenities & is surrounded by 11 acres of landscaped grounds. And the location…unbeatable! Minutes to the McLean Silver Line metro station, other major commuter routes and Tysons Corner. Enjoy the outdoor view from the condo of a peaceful setting of private trees & patio…
  • 2737 Sutton Road Vienna VA 22181 – Listed by The Belt Team

    thebeltteam
    26 Jun 2015 | 3:08 pm
    2737 Sutton Road Vienna VA 22181 has just been listed by The Belt Team. Here’s a sneak peek: More info, price & additional photos of 2737 Sutton Rd Vienna VA 22181 Call Kevin Kleifges & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 Search Vienna Homes for sale under $1 million Search Vienna Homes for sale $1 million to $1.25 million Search Vienna Homes for sale above $1.25 million Vienna Real Estate Market Statistics FREE, Instant Online Home Valuation Welcome to this beautifully updated colonial in a sought after Vienna location…close to all the amenities of the Town of Vienna,…
  • 1211 Daviswood Dr McLean VA 22102 – Listed by The Belt Team & Open Sunday June 28

    thebeltteam
    26 Jun 2015 | 2:05 am
    1211 Daviswood Dr in McLean is listed by The Belt Team and is OPEN SUNDAY, June 28th from 1-4PM. Here’s a sneak peek: Price, details & LOTS more photos of 1211 Daviswood Dr McLean VA 22102 Call Tom Reilly & The Belt Team at (703) 629-1263 to schedule a showing! Search Homes For Sale in McLean $1,250,000 – $1,500,000 Search Homes For Sale in McLean $1,500,000 to $1,750,000 McLean Real Estate Market Stats Beautiful all brick colonial in the sought after Summerwood neighborhood…sited on a premium lot featuring a circular driveway, mature trees, professional landscaping and…
 
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    Corporate Real Estate

  • JLL Digital Skyline Tool: 47 Cities Across the U.S. and Canada

    CRE Editors
    10 Jun 2015 | 5:46 pm
    Demand for Trophy buildings remains high nationwide, and rental rates follow—average Trophy rental rates are 77 percent higher than non-Trophy space. These tightening fundamentals could draw... Please click on the link to read complete commentary. Thank you!
  • Deloitte Report | Evolving Cyber Risk in Commercial Real Estate

    CRE Editors
    26 May 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Deloitte has released a report taking a look at cyber risk in CRE: Retail, travel, and hospitality, and the financial services industries have been plagued with cyberattack incidents. In contrast,... Please click on the link to read complete commentary. Thank you!
  • What do 200 City Indices tell us about the urban world in 2015?

    CRE Editors
    11 May 2015 | 8:03 am
    From JLL: City indices are now devised and sponsored by nearly every kind of actor and institution operating in the urban field. Their careful analysis provides a unique angle on city trends,... Please click on the link to read complete commentary. Thank you!
  • CBRE | Global Rent and Capital Value Indices MarketView – Q4 2014

    CRE Editors
    3 May 2015 | 5:25 pm
    From CBRE: Across the board increases, but capital values lead again Global capital and rental values for all property types grew during Q4 2014 amid improving occupier demand, ample global liquidity... Please click on the link to read complete commentary. Thank you!
  • JLL United States Office Outlook – Q1 2015

    CRE Editors
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:23 am
    From JLL: Though U.S. office vacancy remained unchanged at 15.6 percent in Q1, as the year continues, we expect levels to drop below 15 percent for the first time in a decade. Corporate growth is... Please click on the link to read complete commentary. Thank you!
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    Ensor Realtors

  • We Just Listed 7500 Shadowridge Run #53, Austin, TX 78749!

    Tina Dusterhoft
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:38 pm
    We just listed a condo for sale in south Austin at 7500 Shadowridge Run #53! Located in Laurels at Legend Oaks, this 1674 sqft condo features 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. With an open floor plan, this condo is sure to be a hot commodity! Upgrades include a beautiful kitchen with granite counter tops with ...
  • We Just Listed 4907 Manchester Cir, Austin TX 78745!

    Shannon Ensor
    11 Jun 2015 | 4:42 pm
    We have just listed a beautifully remodeled home for sale at 4907 Manchester Cir! Located in Greenwood Hills in South Austin, this 1008 sqft (per TCAD) home features an open floor plan, lots of fresh paint, upgrades and much more. Speaking of lots…this home is situated on a spacious one (measuring approx .165 acres) with plenty ...
  • Top Reasons to Live in the Clarksville Neighborhood in Austin TX

    Cory Laurel
    2 Jun 2015 | 5:42 pm
    There is real history in this little gem of a neighborhood and it is one of my favorite locations in all of Austin. Even with all of the renovations, remodels, transitions, and changes throughout the years, you can still feel the history in the streets of Clarksville. What Makes Clarksville Special? Here’s an interesting fact that ...
  • Sunridge South Home Values Rising, Still Below Austin Median Price…For Now!

    Cory Laurel
    27 May 2015 | 10:15 am
    “Where can I get a good deal on a house right now in South Austin?”  I hear questions like this all of the time from my buyers who are ready to buy a home but want to get a good value for their purchase. The answer: Sunridge South. This small subdivision is located just south of ...
  • Why is the Southwood Neighborhood So Desirable in South Austin?

    Cory Laurel
    22 May 2015 | 5:35 pm
    Yeah, yeah, we all know that South Austin is weird, but honestly that is exactly why I love it. Back in the 80’s all of the local artists, musicians, teachers, and eclectic weirdos were living in the ‘04 (78704 zip code). Fast forward 35 years and property taxes are so high that most of the ...
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    THE TENANT ADVISOR

  • This Week in the Economy

    CoyDavidson
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:27 pm
    Stocks Down Again This Week All three major stock indexes posted significant loss in values for the week. The Dow was down 0.90% for the week and the S&P lost 1.21%. The tech heavy Nasdaq dipped 2.01% in value for the week. Below are links to the top economic stories of the week for the United […]
  • This Week’s Recommended Reading

    CoyDavidson
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:41 am
    5 Articles to Read this 4th of July Holiday Weekend Office Market Is on a Slow Roll U.S. office buildings are filling up—gradually. Employers took on 8.2 million square feet of additional office space in the second quarter, marking one of the stronger periods since the recession but a relatively modest expansion by historical standards, […]
  • This Week in Healthcare Real Estate

    CoyDavidson
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:13 am
    Healthcare Real Estate News from Across the Web MOB Prices Trending Near All Time Highs If you feel like medical office pricing is about as high as it can go, you would have a point these days. The current 2nd quarter average price per square foot is running near $330 per square foot for MOBs… […]
  • Top Posts for June

    CoyDavidson
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:46 pm
    In case you missed them, below are links to the most popular posts from The Tenant Advisor in June 2015: Is Houston Spaceport a Game Changer for the NASA-Clear Lake Office Market? The Houston office market has been one of the most robust in the country over the last several years coming out of the […]
  • Is Houston Spaceport a Game Changer for the NASA-Clear Lake Office Market?

    CoyDavidson
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:51 am
    The FAA grants license to make Ellington Airport the 10th commercial spaceport in the U.S The Federal Aviation Administration granted a launch site license for Ellington Airport making it the 10th commercial spaceport in the United States the Houston Airport System announced June 30. A Boost for the NASA / Clear Lake Office Market? The […]
 
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    Learn Real Estate Investing | Lifestyles Unlimited

  • (July 02, 2015) A Penny For Your Thoughts – Featuring Multi Family Mentor, Doug K

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:04 pm
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/15c3fd9d5b643f7f8ce6bd8ee61b25176c409546/LURadio070215.mp3 So, it has been about a month since Doug was brought on board to become a multi family mentor for our San Antonio office. Now, Del Walmsley would like to pick his brain about what he’s learned while being on our side of the desk for this short period of time. That said, Doug prepared 5 points of interest that you won’t want to miss! The post (July 02, 2015) A Penny For Your Thoughts – Featuring Multi Family Mentor, Doug K appeared first on Lifestyles…
  • *Best-of Episode* (July 01, 2015) Retirement Is Not The End, It’s The Beginning!

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:43 am
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/5f88882c396dc65842ff75565cc9766d7d0c56bf/LURadio061015.mp3 *PLEASE ENJOY THIS EPISODE FROM OUR BEST-OF SERIES* So, Del plops down to rehash an article he read earlier today about the proper way to retire. In this article is a priority list to help individuals retire without boredom, which gives Del a good chuckle. In a surprising plot twist, Del admits that he actually did not hate the list that was written down. Nope, he liked it so much that he shares it right here on the show. So, get out that pen and paper, or that smart…
  • (June 30, 2015) Tell Del Tuesday “Just For The Fun of It” – Featuring LU Member, John P

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:08 am
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/661ad3036d4a3acfa943a6508535a0d7fa502956/LURadio063015.mp3 Why wait till you have a crisis to jump into real estate investing? Instead, you could do what John did and invest just for the fun of it. Oh, but what an added headache someone might say. Well, wait until you hear just how smooth it was for him to get in the game! The post (June 30, 2015) Tell Del Tuesday “Just For The Fun of It” – Featuring LU Member, John P appeared first on Lifestyles Unlimited.
  • (June 29, 2015) Lifestyles Unlimited Stars Emerge Once Again!

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:41 pm
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/c42722e3d76a9a18785be285847a57d9bcb6243a/LURadio062915.mp3 It cannot be overstated that for the ninth year in a row now, we have won the National Apartment Association Paragon Award. Nor can it be overstated that this year’s LU winners were chosen from a pool of 44,000 other independent owners. Needless to say, there is something magical about bearing witness to such an experience. Well, to get the magic across, Del Walmsley is here to personally take you through the event highlights and to sum up this momentous…
  • (June 26, 2015) The Truth Is In The Numbers

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/c3c3c313c143379fadec6074117714c56735838b/LURadio062615.mp3 If your investment decisions are tied to geography, untie them. Why? You’re not investing in a region. You’re investing in an asset that can be boiled down to a small set of important numbers and percentages. This is your potential property speaking to you, and on this podcast, Steve Davis will show you how to listen. For anyone who is thinking of out-of-state investing, this is definitely the show for you! The post (June 26, 2015) The Truth Is In The…
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    中洲漁港を無事に撮影

  • 中洲漁港 メバル

    admin
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:01 am
    5日ね、太郎と渋谷に行くことに♪ 12時からゆっくりだから楽しみだなー ペルヴィスダンスとかしてたから最近気になる足首もスッキリ♪ だから、オシャレも楽しむことができて余計に今回は楽しみ~ 12時とかだから晩御飯も食べてこれるし、久々にヒレステーキ 太郎もエアロビガールで8KG痩せたーとか言ってたし ちょっと冒険しちゃおっかな?って男でも女でも同じこと ますますヨガとかしよっかなーって気分になる…
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    21 Jun 2015 | 8:38 am
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    13 Jun 2015 | 12:33 am
    減量中でも、低カロリーのおやつなら問題ないのですが… どうしてもそれではもの足りなくて、たまにはがっつり甘くて、おいしいショートケーキが食べたい時ってありますよね? いくら体操でカロリーを消費してしまえばOK!とは言っても、やっぱり高カロリーのおやつは怖い…でも、ときにはどうしても食べたい!乙女心は揺れ動きます… 結論から言ってしまうと…お腹がすいている時に、甘くて高カロリーのおやつは減量的にはNG!…
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    16 May 2015 | 4:28 am
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    admin
    2 May 2015 | 1:04 am
    脱バイト生活をしようと思いハローワーク通い そんな生活だけどちょっと良いなと思う仕事を発見! バイトはしてるけど、ダラダラ生活になってて11時からとかバラバラな時間で働いてたからなー wiiスポーツ程度の運動を少ししかしてないから、体力的に不安 休みはまったり過ごそう・・・なーんてこと、多かったからなー 8時から行動するなんてしばらくは辛そう バイト生活が長かったから恋人に話したらビックリしてたけどねー…
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    Your Home in Calgary - the Calgary Real Estate Market

  • Just Listed - 410 345 Rocky Vista Park NW - Amazing top floor unit in the Pavillions

    Monika Furtado
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Are you looking for that perfect 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo to call home? The one on the top floor, with an open view and an even better one from the balcony? In a well run complex? Of course it has insuite laundry and a titled parking spot. Amenities include an exercise room, tennis courts, games room and more? Oh and you can walk to the LRT.    Original owners. This warm and bright top floor 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit at the Pavillions of Rocky Ridge has been well maintained and occupied by the original owners. Recent improvements include professional painting with designer…
  • Just Listed - 105 1810 11 Ave SW

    Monika Furtado
    11 Jun 2015 | 11:44 am
    Located within a 2 minute walk of the Sunalta LRT station, this great 2 bedroom / 1 bath unit offers some great features. Located at the back of the building, this unit is quiet and has a large patio for you to enjoy. The patio looks out to a fenced greenspace open to just the lower units. With just a small office building beyond it is a great spot to relax and unwind. Inside, the kitchen is upgraded with stainless steel appliances and is open to the living area. A laundry/storage area with washer hookup are just by the front door. You can install your own washer/dryer combo or use the…
  • Calgary Real Estate Market Update - June 5, 2015

    Monika Furtado
    5 Jun 2015 | 12:07 pm
    The official word on the street is that the Calgary real estate market has moved toward balanced market conditions. What does that mean? Overall, the number of available listings and monthly sales are showing an overall balance between sellers and buyers. Well presented, well priced homes will sell for close to list price in a reasonable amount of time.   There is however a big difference based on location and price category. The upcoming inventory of new apartment construction seems to be a factor in that segment with a continued slowdown vs other property types. The luxury market also…
  • Just Listed - 64 New Brighton Drive SE

    Monika Furtado
    5 May 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Original owners. Pride of ownership evident in this well designed Morrison built home in New Brighton. Located less than a block away from the New Brighton Elementary school under construction and local community recreation facilities this 2 storey home is move in ready with fresh paint, new carpets and new hot water tank. The main floor provides an open concept living room, dining room and spacious kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counters and maple cabinets. Beautiful hardwood floors run the main level. A powder room and laundry are tucked away on the main level. Up the…
  • Calgary Real Estate Market Update May 5 2015

    Monika Furtado
    5 May 2015 | 12:56 pm
    Somewhere between the big economic headlines, the election and a playoff run, our real estate market seems to be taking a bit of a turn though not sure who is noticing YET.   For whatever reason, our inventory pushed up hard at the start of the year, but now new listings are coming to market at a slower pace than expected seasonally. According to CREB, After the fifth consecutive monthly benchmark price decline in Calgary, the number of new home listings eased to 3,064 units in April, a decrease of 18 per cent over the previous year. The interesting part starts happening when you slice…
 
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    Property Management Software

  • How digital payments can help tenants in making the rent payment on time?

    Property Management Software
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:08 am
      Digital Payments Help Tenants to make rent payment Property managers including the self-establish landlords, all of them get busy in the beginning of the month because it is the time to collect the rent from the tenants and we do everything in our power to make sure that the tenant pays the rent before the due date and try to avoid any late payments by sending the reminders or by communicating via some other method. But one of the simplest method to make people pay the rent is to make the process of paying the rent as easy as possible. In a survey conducted by a company the people were…
  • Don’t forget to look for these qualities in the Property Management Software

    Property Management Software
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:58 am
      Property Management Software qualities There is no denying in the fact that property management software has become crucial for the success of one’s business. They do not only help in saving the time and the money but also increases the productivity of the company and the individuals many times. But, with so many player in the market choosing the property management software which suits your needs the best is very challenging. So, we have narrowed down the list to 4 critical features which must be present no matter which software you choose. It must be flexible We are sure that…
  • 4 critically essential qualities which must be present in your property management software

    Property Management Software
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
      4 Essential Qualities in Property Management Software In today’s competitive market there are many players present which claims there property management software is way better than the others and with so many options in market it has really become very difficult for the consumer to choose the right product for themselves. So, to help our readers to get past the web of so many products we have compiled the list of four features which must be present in your property management software which you are planning to buy. It must flexible The goal of any business is to grow and for…
  • Understand Your Security Deposits

    Property Management Software
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:58 pm
      Understand Your Security Deposits We all have not only heard but at some point in time have also paid the security deposit. And when it comes to security deposits it is very necessary to follow the state laws. If you as a landlord have any uncertainties regarding the security deposit then the team of SimplifyEm brings you the opportunity to clear them up. In very simple terms security deposit is defined as the money the landlord collects from the tenant other than the advance payment of the rent. In any case if the tenant defaults in paying the rent or failed to pay for the damages the…
  • Property Management: Maintaining the security

    Property Management Software
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:43 pm
      Property Management: Maintaining the security Tenants come and go. Some great: paying the rent on time, maintaining the property etc. Other bad: never paying the rent on time, damaging the property, disturbing the neighbors etc. These are tenants who always have the excuse for why the rent was not paid on time, why the property us so shabby and others. They never even leave the property on time so that after maintaining it can put back on the craiglist and even if they there will always be some amount of time when the property will be empty and at risk. The problem with such homes is…
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  • Celebrate July 4th Along 30A!

    Joy
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:23 am
    Celebrate July 4th Along 30A! Aside from the spectacular fireworks that draw hundreds of 30A luxury home residents and guests to Scenic Highway 30A’s beaches each year, people look forward to the fun and exciting 4th of July Annual Parade at Seaside. This year’s parade begins at 8 AM in front of Seagrove Plaza. Residents of homes along 30A and guests can watch as participants decked out in patriotic costumes parade on festive holiday floats down 30A, 1.5 miles from Seagrove to Seaside. Participants of the parade ride decorated bicycles, cars and golf carts. You can even see dogs dressed…
  • Fun Summer Activities for Kids Along 30A

    Joy
    22 Jun 2015 | 11:26 am
    Fun Summer Activities for Kids Along 30A Residents of homes along 30A never run out of activities to enjoy and places to see along 30A, especially during the summer when the kids are on their summer break. During the summer and all-year long, one of the most sought-after destinations along 30A is WaterColor because of its natural trails, parks, restaurants, indoor entertainment, and of course, plenty of beachside activities. One of the best features of WaterColor is its gorgeously designed layout, which combines the natural elements with beautiful 30A luxury homes. Here are some of the best…
  • The SOLARIS Yacht Father’s Day Cruise is the Perfect Gift for Dad

    Joy
    15 Jun 2015 | 4:09 pm
    The SOLARIS Yacht Father’s Day Cruise is the Perfect Gift for Dad Whether you are a resident of a 30A luxury home or a visitor, 30A offers the perfect gift idea for your dad this Father’s Day. How about treating your dad to a memorable and relaxing lunch cruise aboard the SOLARIS yacht? Embark on this special SOLARIS Father’s Day Lunch Cruise with your dad on Sunday, June 21, 2015, from 12:30PM to 2:30PM. SunQuest Cruises offers your dad a well-prepared 3-course chef’s meal and entertainment with a 2-hour cruise. The cruise begins with a warm welcome from the captain and a stroll up…
  • The 2015 Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic Along 30A

    Joy
    8 Jun 2015 | 11:05 am
    The 2015 Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic Along 30A Every year, residents of 30A luxury homes look forward to the one of the most elite big-game fishing tournaments in the world – The 2015 Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic, which will be held at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort on June 17-21, 2015. 80 sport-fishing yachts will be carrying fishermen eager to catch some giant blue marlin, tuna, and wahoo to see who will bag the $2 million prize money. According to Adam Alfonso, the tournament director, they are working hard to get everything ready for this event and expect lots of…
  • Alys Beach: One of the Best Communities for 30A Luxury Homes

    Joy
    1 Jun 2015 | 10:28 am
    Alys Beach: One of the Best Communities for 30A Luxury Homes If you are looking for a 30A luxury home for sale in a beautiful beach community, along the Emerald Coast, Alys Beach should be on the top of your list! Aside from being located along one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, it’s visually striking white architecture and world class urban design will make Alys Beach one of the most talked about and photographed towns in the world. Upon its completion, Alys Beach will be one of the largest communities along 30A. At 158 acres, Alys Beach will be twice the size of Seaside (80…
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  • Realestate.co.nz mobile app usage surges as serious home buyers seek competitive edge

    admin
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:19 pm
    National average asking price in June hits new record of $537,682 AUCKLAND, 1 July 2015 – According to Realestate.co.nz, New Zealand’s largest property listing website, the highly competitive property market has sparked a surge in mobile app usage. Not only has the total number of Realestate.co.nz mobile app users grown at a much faster rate than other platforms in the last twelve months, but the average mobile app user visits the property portal significantly more often than they did the same time last year. “While the number of buyers who use the website on any platform – desktop,…
  • Savvy home buyers turning to mobile apps to get ahead

    admin
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:55 am
    The house hunting process has changed drastically in recent years with the rise of the Internet and the power of mobile. Buyers are equipping themselves with the best tools on offer to secure their slice of the pie. Serious home buyers are turning to mobile apps to browse listings straight from their smartphone or tablet, more so than their computer. According to Brendon Skipper, CEO of Realestate.co.nz, “Mobile app users have increased by 45% since the same time last year, and we’ve found they’re visiting the app more than twice as often as desktop users are visiting the site.” The…
  • Aucklanders viewing properties elsewhere

    admin
    14 Jun 2015 | 8:58 pm
    AUCKLAND, 3 June 2015 – Aucklanders are significantly more interested in properties outside their region compared to the same time last year, according to the latest data from Realestate.co.n  z, the website with the most property listings in New Zealand. “The number of people from Auckland looking at properties in otherparts of the country has increased significantly over the year from last May. This is a dramatic change in online searching behaviour, which could well be driven by record high property prices in Auckland,” says Brendon Skipper, CEO of Realestate.co.nz. Properties for…
  • Average national asking price in April climbs to new national record of $521,729, while new listings and total inventory plummet

    admin
    30 Apr 2015 | 4:24 pm
    Auckland average asking price inches up to new high of $789,581 AUCKLAND, 1 May 2015 – The New Zealand property market in April continued the trend of the last four consecutive months with yet another increase in average asking price, creating a new record of $521,729, an increase of 1.4% on the previous month.    The latest monthly property data from Realestate.co.nz showed that Auckland, where the average asking price rose by 3% to a new high of $789,581, continued to be the main driver in the overall national increase – no other region experienced a new record in average…
  • Surging asking prices in March break new national record for third consecutive month, while new listings fall

    admin
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Canterbury and Auckland lead regions in record asking price AUCKLAND, 1 April 2015 – The average asking price of homes for sale in New Zealand in March reached a new high of $514,712, the third consecutive month of record asking prices. The latest monthly property data from Realestate.co.nz also showed that the number of new listings in March was 11,870, a decline of 4.9% from the same time last year, and the lowest for March since 2009. The new national high in average asking price of $514,712 was a small increase of 0.6% on the previous record of $511,412 set last month. The growth in…
 
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  • 976 West Stafford Road

    Karen Crystal &#38; Nicki Laporta
    9 Jun 2015 | 7:26 pm
    The Shingle style home has become a metaphor for relaxation, family, and comfortable living. A Home that engages the senses while encouraging you to cast off your shoes before sinking into a porch. Welcome to 976 West Stafford Road. Within the gated community of Sherwood Country Club, this authentic, one-of-a-kind custom home combines outstanding craftsmanship and artisan work that is not often found in newly constructed homes, and creates an atmosphere of seaside warmth and allure of the shingle style homes constructed in Cape Cod and the Hamptons. Casual elegance can best describe this…
  • 291 Garden Drive

    Karen Crystal &#38; Nicki Laporta
    21 Mar 2014 | 2:49 pm
    291 Garden Drive Sherwood Country Club Like a fine work of art that is rich in detail and rare in its beauty, 291 Garden Drive is well-known within the exclusive gated community of Sherwood Country Club for its architectural magnificence. With stunning vistas of dramatic ridgelines and ancient Oak trees, this one-of-a-kind custom masterpiece proudly sits upon an elevated promontory overlooking the 16th fairway while capturing the tranquilly, warmth, and idyllic charm of a traditional Cape Cod home in the Hamptons. Designed by British-born architect Edward Carlson and shaped by a team of…
  • 2702 Ladbrook Way

    Karen Crystal &#38; Nicki Laporta
    10 Oct 2013 | 11:06 pm
    2702 Ladbrook Way Sherwood Country Club Announcing our premier Sherwood Country Club listing! Sensational Sherwood Country Club Estate with unbelievable views and huge entertainer’s yard! Situated above the 1st fairway, this two story, brick Georgian Colonial is approx. 8200+ square feet, with 6 bedrooms and 6.5 baths, including separate guest quarters above the garage. The open and spacious family room with fireplace, wood floors, and wet bar, opens to the gourmet kitchen, boasting stainless appliances, side-by-side Sub Zero, granite counters, and large breakfast room. Featuring an elegant…
  • Nicki LaPorta & Karen Crystal Named to Sotheby’s Significant Sales

    Karen Crystal &#38; Nicki Laporta
    18 Jul 2013 | 11:20 am
    Hidden Valley 890 West Potrero Road Nicki LaPorta and Karen Crystal’s sale of a stunning Hidden Valley gentleman’s ranch has once again placed Ewing & Associates Sotheby’s in the company of the top sales internationally. Sotheby’s International Realty featured select sold properties by Sotheby’s franchises internationally to feature in a monthly “Significant Sales” newsletter. Fieldstone Farms, 890 West Potrero Rd., closed at $14,750,000 — making it one of the biggest sales for Sotheby’s in May. Tomer Fridman’s property was featured in last month’s list. The…
  • 11113 Rocky High

    Karen Crystal &#38; Nicki Laporta
    8 May 2013 | 10:00 am
    In the Santa Rosa Valley, resting at the foot of the majestic hills of Wildwood, there’s a piece of natural perfection where exclusive living is enjoyed by a discerning few. Here you’ll find tranquility woven into the landscape; refreshing breezes compliments of the Pacific Ocean; and lifestyle choices as wide and varied as the land that surrounds you. Welcome to Rocky High Estate. Santa Rosa Valley 11113 Rocky High A hint of lavender in the air Designed by world renowned architect Marc Lemoine, this European-Spanish inspired property was masterfully executed to seamlessly fuse the…
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  • Tomson Burnahm welcomes Davit Andghuladze

    mtomson
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:04 pm
    I’d like to introduce our newest real estate agent, Davit Andghuladze.  He was with another brokerage previously, and is from Georgia (the country). He speaks Georgian, Russian, and English so if you know someone that needs quality representation who needs an agent that speaks Russian, Davit is that agent. He studied law at the university in Georgia and worked in city governments while living there. He loves cooking, and enjoys making Georgian food for his clients. Spending quality time with people is important in Davit’s dedication to quality customer service. We welcome him to…
  • Satisfying your sweet tooth

    mtomson
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:59 am
    Relocating to Salem-Where to get your sugar on No city would be complete without some love for your sweet tooth. Salem is no exception. Now, our local coffee shops all have some sweets and such there, but I’m talking about places to go that sweets are the focus and coffee is second fiddle.  My daughter, the cupcake connoisseur, says that Sugar Sugar has the best cupcake, but that Heidi’s frosting at Pure Decadence is better.  Mind you, vanilla is her thing. So to start our where to go for something sweet list are Sugar Sugar and Pure Decadence. Sugar Sugar is downtown and has…
  • Salem Harvest

    mtomson
    15 Dec 2013 | 9:30 am
    Guest post by Pam Choc Limbs from the cherry tree droop, laden with abundant fruit. Children giggle as they run between trees, trying to find just the right cherry to sneak into their mouths. The “plink, plink, plink” of cherries landing in large buckets. Families easily chatting amongst themselves and with each other, all grateful for the chance to take home some plump, red cherries. Just when it seems that it can’t get much better than this, it does. Not only do we eagerly anticipate the flavor of the ripe, juicy cherries when we get home, but we are also donating half of our harvest…
  • A real estate ruckus.

    mtomson
    11 Dec 2013 | 5:12 pm
    Within the ever swirling controversy that is the real estate industry, new seismic activity is happening.  A real estate earthquake is approaching. Agent Match. What is Agent Match?  Just like it sounds. A way to match an agent with a consumer.  This isn’t a new concept.  Realtor.com is one of the top four consumer visited websites for real estate.  Zillow and Trulia are #1 and #2 respectively. There are several agent ranking or matching websites out there right now.  Most of them are horrible.  Seriously, as a consumer they are useless to you because the source of their data is…
  • Surviving rainy days

    mtomson
    25 Nov 2013 | 12:27 pm
    This is a guest article by Pam Choc As a resident parent of the rainy Pacific Northwest, I am always on the lookout for indoor activities for my kids to burn off some energy.  You may remember an earlier post I wrote Surviving Rainy Days with Kids. I am happy to add another wonderful option for fun-filled indoor entertainment to my list: Super Bounce! Super Bounce is a family-owned local business that offers two large rooms of bouncing, sliding, obstacle-coursing fun.  I was very impressed with the cleanliness of the facility when it opened in December 2012, but I wanted to wait for awhile…
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  • Profile: Arthur J. Rogers & Co.’s Brian Schmitz played for the NFL before returning to the industry

    Stephanie Aguilar
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:15 am
    Brian with wife, Ashley   Brian Schmitz has been a part of the real estate industry ever since he was 16. Now twenty years later, he’s still with the firm that showed him the ins and outs of the business—Arthur J. Rogers & Co.—and Schmitz has certainly come a long way since his teens. Schmitz, vice president of Arthur J. Rogers & Co., told Chicago Industrial Properties that as a teenager, his job during the summer was doing the tasks no one else wanted to do—pulling old carpeting, cleaning debris from dock sewers, tar roofs, data entry, landscaping, and cleaning…
  • Peak Construction Corporation promotes Steve Golumbeck to vice president

    Staff Writer
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:26 am
    Michael P. Sullivan, Jr., CEO and Founder, and John Reilly, president, of Peak Construction Corporation have announced the promotion of Steve Golumbeck to vice president. Golumbeck’s responsibilities include the acquisition and management of new projects and promoting and reinforcing Peak’s core markets. Additionally, he facilitates project management collaboration and provides knowledgeable support to the entire Project Management Team. “Steve has been instrumental in Peak’s evolution over the last 18 months,” Reilly said. “Steve delivers invaluable expertise and strategic…
  • Avison Young promotes two to new senior positions

    Staff Writer
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:09 am
      Mark  Rose, chair and CEO of Avison Young, has announced the promotions of Avison Young Principals, Keith Lipton and Mark Fieder. Lipton will serve as Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Operations. Fieder becomes Chief Operating Officer, Canadian Operations. Both will remain Principals of Avison Young, with Lipton based in Washington, DC. And Fieder in Toronto. As  Chief  Operating  Officers  for  their  respective  countries,  Fieder  and Lipton  will oversee ongoing business operations and be responsible for growing the firm through recruitment and acquisitions. They will each…
  • L. Mason Capitani closes 231,000-square-foot lease in Chattanooga

    Staff Writer
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:33 am
    Yanfeng USA Automotive Trim Systems has leased a 231,625-square-foot industrial building at 7463 Bonnyshire Drive in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Yanfeng USA was represented on a collaborative basis by L. Mason Capitani CORFAC International and its CORFAC affiliate in Nashville, Chas. Hawkins CORFAC International. Jason Capitani of L. Mason Capitani CORFAC International has represented Yanfeng several times, including in the company’s purchase of its headquarters in Harrison Township, Michigan. Yanfeng operates five core automotive businesses.
  • Cincinnati office of NorthMarq Capital hires new VP and producer

    Staff Writer
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:27 am
    Noah Juran Noah Juran has joined the Cincinnati regional office of NorthMarq Capital as vice president and producer. At NorthMarq, Juran will focus on all types of financing, including life insurance lending, CMBS/conduit lending, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and bank loans. Most recently, Juran served as associate director of commercial real estate loan operations at Marcus & Millichap Capital Corporation. Before this, he held positions for nine years at US Bank and Summit Investment Partners.
 
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  • Water Saving Tips

    Vanessa Naranjo
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:44 am
    California has been making headlines for the drought, but it’s not the only state that’s experiencing water issues, which is why it is more important than ever to learn how you can save water. Trulia recently shared an informative post with seven tips on how you can save water. Their list of tips include: How to properly use your sprinklers Optimal times for watering your lawn Lawn mower adjustments And more… Click here to read the full article
  • Property Managers Buy Smarter and Smaller

    Marc Courtenay
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:09 am
    As we go about our routine responsibilities of serving our owner-clients we often find good deals on residential income properties. That’s true today in smaller markets filled with plentiful opportunities. Bigger cities are the primary markets many investors are focusing on to increase their holdings of income housing. That’s why some of the smaller, out-of-the-spotlight markets may offer better results. Often the deciding factors about purchasing rental income properties revolve around location, the condition of the buildings and the return on investment (ROI). We also look for a fair…
  • Why Renting May Remain the American Dream

    Marc Courtenay
    18 Jun 2015 | 8:31 am
    Nearly 7 years after the financial crisis of 2008, a time when mortgages seemed available to almost any American, the “American Dream” of owning a home continues to fade. The “old” dream was to save enough money for a down payment on a home that you could own or partly own by qualifying for a mortgage that you could pay off over time. Times have really changed. First of all, although mortgage interest rates had dipped to historic lows after the financial crisis, qualifying for a mortgage became a more daunting task as standards tightened in the aftermath. The interest rate on a…
  • Retaining Quality Employees

    Mary Girsch-Bock
    16 Jun 2015 | 9:23 am
    As property managers, your primary focus is to locate and keep quality residents. Long-term residents can mean a stable rental income, less marketing dollars spent, and a stable rental community, which is attractive to all residents. One area that many managers may not realize the value of is a stable work force. Finding and retaining quality employees can pay just as many dividends for a property management company as finding and retaining quality tenants. So how can you ensure that you are finding and, more importantly, keeping top quality employees on your team: Hire the right employee for…
  • Apartments for Generation C

    Vanessa Naranjo
    11 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    Increased mobility will continue to play an important role for the modern renter. In this recent article by Axiometrics we see how Millennials are setting the stage for the next generation, a generation of “experiential people.” Click below to see how the rental industry is preparing for Generation Connected and the “experience economy.” Read the full article here
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  • UK universities praise impact of international students

    Gareth Marshall
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:36 am
    As undergraduates welcome contribution of growing international student numbers, what impact do they have on student property investment? Summary: Undergraduates at UK universities continue to praise the impact growing numbers of international students are having on their higher education experience Britain is now the world’s second most popular destination for overseas students More growth in enrolment numbers is expected, placing further emphasis on the student property market The influx of international students to the UK over the last 10 years continues to be welcomed by both…
  • What impact could an interest rate rise have on UK buy-to-let?

    Gareth Marshall
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:22 am
    As the Bank of England raises concerns over buy-to-let ahead of an increased base rate, what should investors be mindful of? When the Bank of England speaks, any wise investor will tend to listen. So when the Bank this week released its bi-annual Financial Stability report and highlighted the UK’s buy-to-let market as a sector it has concerns about, both for investors and the overall economy, should it have given those with money tied up in bricks and mortar in the British private rented sector (PRS) any reason for concern? What did the Bank say? “Looser lending standards in the…
  • UK property replaces gold as investor safehaven

    Steven Sedgwick
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:42 am
    UK property is outperforming all other traditional investment safehavens amid the current market volatility. Summary: Property investment has replaced gold as the safehaven of choice Real estate returns are driven by the structural undersupply of homes and accommodation in the UK Can you afford not to diversify your portfolio with a property purchase? Investors believe there is currently no better asset to buy than UK property. Amid growing fears over the Greek debt crisis, the looming inevitability of interest rate rises and major stock market volatility, property investment has a track…
  • 64 billion AED invested on Dubai property in Q1

    Steven Sedgwick
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:03 am
    Dubai property remains one of the world’s most sought-after investment assets, with 64 billion AED spent in the first quarter of the year. Summary: Investors purchase 64 billion AED worth of Dubai property in the first quarter of the year Dubai Marina and Business Bay see the most purchasing activity DLD figures show Emiratis and Britons are major purchasers of Dubai property Investors and homeowners purchased 64 billion AED (£11.16 billion) worth of Dubai property in the first quarter of 2015. The figures from the Dubai Land Department (DLD) reveal 24 billion AED of this was through…
  • Buy-to-let – Use cash to safeguard against rise in interest rates

    Gareth Marshall
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:44 am
    As Bank of England releases biannual Financial Stability Report, investors should consider using cash over borrowing to fund purchases. Summary: The Bank of England has released its latest Financial Stability report, as the UK’s interest rates are on the verge of increasing for the first time since 2007 Using cash to fund property investments is the only definitive way of protecting against rising rates Student property is largely unaffected by interest rates Buy-to-let investors should consider using cash to fund investments and safeguard against rising interest rates. Today the Bank of…
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  • Houston Rental Market: Spotlight on the SNAP Bay Area Community of Clear Lake

    rentBits Team
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:20 pm
    Did you know that the Houston rental market is filled with SNAP neighborhoods? It’s true. And in case you’ve never heard of the designation before, they are neighborhoods that have been signaled out for their active, vibrant residents. As such, they are among the very best places in the Houston rental market to live. As it [...]
  • Appfolio Files for $100M IPO

    rentBits Team
    23 Jun 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Appfolio, a leading property management software company has filed their S1 and is looking to raise $100M when they go public.  Appfolio’s mission is to revolutionize the way small and medium sized businesses grow and compete by enabling their digital transformation. Appfolio also owns and operates other sites including MyCase and Rentlinx. Appfolio recently acquired RentLinx for $4M. Financial [...]
  • Top 5 Apartment Amenity Trends

    rentBits Team
    19 Jun 2015 | 8:19 am
    1. Home Automation: Greater Access, Customization, and Flexibility Apartment Home automation helps residents save money on their utility bills, keep their homes safe, and return from work each day to a more comfortable living space. People quickly fall in love with the peace of mind of always knowing that the oven is turned off [...]
  • The Denver Rental Market

    rentBits Team
    1 Jun 2015 | 8:19 am
    The Denver rental market is known for its low cost of living, 100+ days of annual sunshine and it’s alluring, eclectic neighborhoods. On that list of lovely places to rent is Washington Park (AKA Wash Park). It is considered part of the Central Denver rental market and includes University, Louisiana, Broadway and Alameda. As such, it [...]
  • Austin Rental Market: Shopaholics Searching for Style Will Love Onion Creek

    rentBits Team
    6 May 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Has the Austin rental market left you awestruck? Are you having a hard time finding a luxurious apartment in a neighborhood that suits your shopaholic lifestyle? If so, check out Onion Creek. It’s home to the Colonial Grand luxury apartment complex, which is close to Southpark Meadows. Southpark Meadows literally has everything a shopaholic needs to be [...]
 
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  • 629 N. Keystone, Burbank is closed -- what a difference five months can make in real estate!

    23 Jun 2015 | 3:06 pm
    If you've been reading this blog, you know about this home in Burbank at 629 N. Keystone.  Great house with lots of improvements, great neighborhood, open floor plan -- very un-Burbank.  I originally listed this for $779,000 last September. We had lots of activity, but no offers, so we took it off the market just before Halloween.I relisted Keystone again in April.  Again at $779,000.  And immediately got three offers, all over the purchase price.  We sold it three weeks ago for $805,000.  That wasn't even our highest offer -- we received an offer for $820,000…
  • What happens if either a buyer or seller passes away during an escrow?

    8 Jun 2015 | 4:26 pm
    This is one of the strangest sales I've ever been involved in. Names and address withheld here.  Recently, I represented a buyer couple with an off-market sale in Laurel Canyon.  They wished to buy their neighbor's house. The actual seller was the neighbor's mother and the family lives in Utah.  The seller family hates Realtors (o what a surprise) and they represented themselves in the deal.  That is never easy and working with the sellers was like trying to pull a mule up a ladder.It took a long time to get the property in escrow, but the buyers really wanted to purchase…
  • View Park, LA - my latest neighborhood discovery

    29 May 2015 | 10:44 am
    You can live in L.A. for decades and still discover new places and neighborhoods.  That's why I love Los Angeles.  Last weekend's discovery was View Park and Windsor Hills.  I was completely knocked out by the stunning housing stock, the manicured landscaping, and the very quiet neighborhoods.  The rolling hills reminded me of Beverly Hills.  Much of the housing stock is large 1950's and 1960's homes, but there are also 1920's and 1930's character homes here. It was hard to spot any home that wasn't expertly kept up. This area is largely unincorporated, which means…
  • Price reduction on 5227 Denny in Noho -- now listed at $430,000. Plus bonus for buyers.

    25 May 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Even though we haven't been on the market even a week, the sellers have decided to lower the price on this gorgeous 3+2 condo to $430,000 from $449,000.  Also, the sellers will credit their buyer $1000 towards closing costs for a less-than-30-days close.  If you're thinking about moving to this up-and-coming area, please come check out 5227 Denny #101 during the open house on Tuesday, the 26th, from noon to 2 pm.  More open house info to follow.
  • Gorgeous 3+2 condo in Noho for $449,900

    21 May 2015 | 10:58 am
    This beauty is 5227 Denny, #101 and it's in the rapidly developing area of North Hollywood Arts District. Features include a front-facing unit, huge kitchen that opens to the sunlit living room, long Caesarstone countertops, glass tile backsplash, bamboo floor, custom paint throughout, decorator window treatments throughout, high ceilings, fireplace, and big, sleek bathrooms with modern fixtures. 2 balconies allow for barbecuing and gardening. This unit has 2 dedicated, private storage rooms downstairs and the building has a bike room, too. Security bldg with guest parking, too. Close to the…
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  • Real Estate Retargeting (Strategy Session 7/1/2015)

    Ryan
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:50 am
  • Backpage & Kijiji Posting Strategies (Strategy Session 6/25/2015)

    Ryan
    25 Jun 2015 | 3:04 pm
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  • Craigslist Traffic Strategies (Strategy Session 6/17/2015)

    Ryan
    19 Jun 2015 | 6:39 am
    Click Here For The Outline Doc Video Timestamp: 1:50 - Why Craigslist? 4:08 - Posting Strategies? 4:30 - Gallery Might Be Default View (do something that makes ad stand out, think about first picture) 6:10 - Getting Wacky With Subject Lines (Pattern Interupts) 11:24 - Creating A Post 12:00 - Don't Worry too much about Craigslist "don't do's" -- but also don't abuse. 14:45 - Give a Little Bit Of Detail, Induce Curiosity 15:30 - Calls To Action For More Pictures & Video 16:00 - Vacation Responder Call To Action Technique -- "Reply to this post and I'll autosend you something cool" 19:15 -…
  • Facebook Ads Traffic Generation Basics – (Strategy Session 6/10/2015)

    Ryan
    11 Jun 2015 | 9:11 am
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  • Facebook Organic Traffic — (Strategy Session June 3, 2015)

    Ryan
    9 Jun 2015 | 6:08 am
    Click Here for Doc with Notes Timestamps 3:15 - Ryan's FB profile overview - how to push traffic to your websites in subtle ways (cover photo example) 4:40 - Using capture pages for links within profiles, calls to action, etc. 5:18 - Creating the cover photo with Google Drive 8:50 - Screenshot image and uploading as Facebook cover photo 9:19 - Adding a text call to action in the "add description" box 11:35 - "Friending" more people on Facebook to broaden audience 16:54 - Building the content creation schedule 17:28 - Latest "your niche" homes for sale in your area 20:37 - Newest investment…
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    NeilSchwartz.net

  • Sales Meeting 6-29-15, The ABC’s of Success

    Neil Schwartz
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:20 pm
    Take note of these great tips to stay on track and stay in action. Start with a great mindset, then consistently build yourself into a person worthy of success. Finally, continue into your future with great ideas on how to stay strong and help you reach your goals. Take notes! These are lifelong... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How Are You Starting Today?

    Neil Schwartz
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:29 pm
    It all starts today. Watch now and learn how moving forward today will create success tomorrow.Related Posts:An Enemy Called AverageBest IntentionsAn 8 Week Plan That Works…What Is In Your Future?Lucky? [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Are You Going Off Track?

    Neil Schwartz
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:15 pm
    Every once in awhile, it’s a good idea to reassess your situation. Watch now…if you’re going off track, this is for you.Related Posts:What Does Hard Work Really Look Like?Stay FocusedDaily Motivational message from Neil Schwartz –…Daily Motivational message from Neil... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Do You Believe?

    Neil Schwartz
    16 Jun 2015 | 3:26 pm
    You must believe that if other people can do it….you can do it. Watch now and learn how to turn belief into action.Related Posts:Sales Meeting 5-4-2015, Why You Need Self BeliefI Am Still Working On Your MindsetSales Meeting 8-4-2014, An Enemy Called AverageSales Meeting 11-24-2014, The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How Do You View Your Failures?

    Neil Schwartz
    14 Jun 2015 | 2:09 pm
    First rule – “Never give up.” Watch now and learn why your greatest weakness is being afraid to fail.Related Posts:Our Greatest Weakness lies in Giving UpFailure Comes Before SuccessSales Meeting 12-15-2014, Business is Waiting For YouSales Meeting 1-19-2015, Planning For... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Susan Singer

  • 1 Bedroom with Den | 2 Bathroom | $1,385,000 | Chelsea

    Susan Singer
    10 Jun 2015 | 12:15 pm
    405 West 23rd Street, #11BC Web ID: 3466760 Description: This coveted corner London Terrace Large One Bedroom + Den with Two full baths is a rare find in Chelsea’s most sought-after historic Prewar residence. You’ll love the light from 10 windows and iconic views North, East and South. Having been purchased from the sponsor many of those rights are transferred with this unique apartment. The windowed kitchen is partially open to the living room, allowing light and conversation with guests without sharing the sights of food preparation. Custom kitchen cabinetry with fluted glass…
  • Studio | 1 Bathroom | $565,000 | Chelsea | IN CONTRACT

    Susan Singer
    19 Mar 2015 | 4:49 am
    405 West 23rd Street Apt 3G | Susan Singer | The Corcoran Group 405 West 23rd Street 3G 1 Kitchen | Susan Singer | The Corcoran Group 405 West 23rd Street 3G 2 Living Area | Susan Singer | The Corcoran Group 405 West 23rd Street 3G 3 | Susan Singer | The Corcoran Group 405 West 23rd Street 3G 4 | Susan Singer | The Corcoran Group 405 West 23rd Street 3G 5 | Susan Singer | The Corcoran Group 405 West 23rd Street Apt 3G 6 | Susan Singer | The Corcoran Group 405 West 23rd Street Apt 3G 7 | Susan Singer | The Corcoran Group DSC_0299 (Medium) DSC_0293 (Medium) 405 West 23rd Street, Apt. 3G Web…
  • March On!

    Susan Singer
    17 Mar 2015 | 10:45 am
    If you’ve visited these parts with any regularity, you may have noticed a few small changes. Corcoran Group Real Estate With the Joys of Spring just around the corner it’s the best time to March On! For some that means finding a new home and you’ve all turned to me in some way over time to accomplish that goal. In my case I’ve seized the opportunity to return to my real estate roots at Corcoran Real Estate! My career began here nearly 15 years ago and while Town provided another chance to hone my skills there’s no place like home. Corcoran is the pre-eminent…
  • RENTED: 2 Bedroom | 2 Bathroom | $14,000/Month | Flatiron

    Susan Singer
    2 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    S3 Sale Listing Template Living Room Living Room With Furniture Dining Room W/Empire State Views 1MadisonAve_SSinger_3 2nd Bedroom (facing South and West) Bathroom Floor plan The pool The gym Media room Billiards room 23 East 22nd Street #12A ListingID: 938037 Description: This new to market One Madison 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath gem awaits you! With open views north to the park and ESB views from both the Master suite and Living Room you’ll be bathed in light from both the west and north. Close your eyes and listen to the sound of opportunity knocking at your door. Open them and see yourself…
  • SOLD: 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom | $759,000 | Chelsea

    Susan Singer
    2 Oct 2014 | 7:12 am
    S3 Sale Listing Template 453W19th_3B_kit_WEB 453W19th_3B_lr1_WEB 453W19th_3B_br1_WEB 453W19th_3B_bath_WEB floorplan 453 West 19th Street, #3B ListingID: 407534 Description: NO BOARD APPROVAL REQUIRED! The height of hip at half the cost! Just steps from 10th Ave and the High Line this gut renovated One Bedroom home in a private elevator building is surrounded by new development apartments selling at $3-4,000 per foot! Buy this spacious home for a fraction of the price and you’ll never regret it! Your European styled kitchen includes all new stainless steel appliances, plenty of cabinets…
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    findwell Blog

  • Northwest MLS Seattle Real Estate Statistics for May 2015

    findwell
    9 Jun 2015 | 12:23 pm
    The Northwest MLS has released their Western Washington real estate statistics for May 2015. This firestorm real estate market continues due to increased demand and severe inventory shortages. King County reported 3397 closed sales this month versus 2983 in April. Closed sales are up 14.49% from this time last year and up 27.2% from two months ago. The median price of single family homes held steady since April while condo prices rose 6.25% since last month. Pending sales have increased 6.74% from the same time last year and are nearly the same as last month. Inventory of homes for sale is…
  • Is $/square foot an accurate way to value a house?

    findwell
    5 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    Is $/square foot an accurate way to value a house? findwell agent, Lauren GeRoy, answers in this installment of Ask an Agent. Q: Is $/square foot an accurate way to value a house? Figuring out a sales price for a property is based on a lot more than just the price per square foot. It’s based on comparable sales in the area and the differences between the home that you might be purchasing or selling and the other homes in the area. If another home has a nicer kitchen or more bedrooms that would add value to that property. If your home has a three car garage and someone else’s has two,…
  • Treehouse Trend

    findwell
    3 Jun 2015 | 10:23 am
    Recently we stumbled across a company as passionate about real estate as us – though of a slightly different variety. Nelson Treehouse and Supply specializes in building custom luxury backyard treehouses. Now, we’ve all heard of the latest trends of backyard bar sheds and she-sheds but we are predicting adult treehouses as the new fad. Pete Nelson is the mastermind behind the company – which has grown to a whole team of talented contractors. They are able to plan, design, and build your dream treehouse exclusively or guide you through any step of your own DIY project – offering…
  • We need time to decide. Will the seller let us know if they get another offer on their house?

    findwell
    22 May 2015 | 5:20 pm
    You are eyeing a home that you want to make an offer on, but you need a little more time. Maybe you want to see it once more, discuss it more with your spouse or get the opinions of friends and family before proceeding. If you ask your agent to informed by the seller’s agent if another offer comes in, the seller will at least give you a chance to bid, correct? In many cases the answer is no. Indecision is part and parcel of the home buying process, particularly in a fast-paced seller’s market. However, when homes are selling quickly and competitive bidding wars are common, a home…
  • Do you own a rental home or apartment in Seattle? You need to register it with the City.

    findwell
    21 May 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Attention Seattle landlords: If you own a rental property in the city of Seattle, you are now required to register it with the city under the Rental Registration and Ordinance Program. You are subject to periodic inspections. For small rental properties, the deadlines are beginning shortly and the penalties for non-compliance are expensive, so you will want to be on top of this. There are very few exceptions to this law, so almost anyone who owns a rental property is required to register. Registration Deadlines The registration deadline for large apartments of more than 10 units has already…
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    NuWire Investor: RealEstateInvestment

  • Why Companies Are Selling Off Their Real Estate Assets And Forming REITs

    2 Jul 2015 | 6:14 am
    News that Darden Restaurants will be spinning off some of its properties into a real estate investment trust has left investors and market experts wondering which restaurant or retailer could be next. "More and more of these companies see a lot of value locked up in real estate assets that...
  • U.S. Property Sales To Foreigners Down In Volume, But Increasing In Total Value

    1 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Total property sales in the United States to international home buyers have decreased from last year, but in terms of price the sales dollar volume increased 13%, the latest data from estate agents shows. From April 2014 through March 2015 total international sales were estimated at $104 billion...
  • Buy-to-Let Investment: Useful Tips for Success

    30 Jun 2015 | 6:22 am
    Property is an increasingly popular investment route both for professional, seasoned investors and for first-time landlords who want to make their savings supplement their income. However, success in buy-to-let is not guaranteed. Observing the following hints, tips and precautions will increase your...
  • Can Abu Dhabi's Property Market Step Out Of The Shadows Of Dubai?

    29 Jun 2015 | 6:17 am
    Middle Eastern property markets are in something of a turbulent period, and the popular and previously high-performing market that is Dubai is now sliding into a correction. However, there are a handful of markets in the region that remain relatively steady and even potentially profitable, and investor...
  • Existing Home Sales See Biggest Jump In 6 Years

    24 Jun 2015 | 6:31 am
    Existing home sales in the United States increased by 5.1% in May year on year to their highest pace in nearly six years, partly fueled by an increase in first time buyers. The latest data from the National Association of Realtors shows that all regions, led by the North East, saw sales increase...
 
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    Chicago Agent Magazine

  • Chicagoland Rents Moderate Further in Second Quarter

    Peter Thomas Ricci
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:23 pm
    Chicagoland Rents Moderate Further in Second Quarter was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. How has Chicagoland’s rental market developed in 2015’s second quarter? New data from Reis... Chicagoland Rents Moderate Further in Second Quarter 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.
  • Basecamp Old Irving Park Developer Acquires Land To Build 48 Single-Family Homes

    Ben Heichman
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Basecamp Old Irving Park Developer Acquires Land To Build 48 Single-Family Homes was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. A joint venture between Ranquist Development Group and Stocking Urban LLC has acquired a... Basecamp Old Irving Park Developer Acquires Land To Build 48 Single-Family Homes 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…
  • 5 Important Housing-Related Details from the New Jobs Report

    Peter Thomas Ricci
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:47 am
    5 Important Housing-Related Details from the New Jobs Report was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. What details in latest jobs report bear the most significance for housing? The nation’s... 5 Important Housing-Related Details from the New Jobs Report 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.
  • Construction Enters Second Phase at Red Seal Homes’ Arbor Lane

    Ben Heichman
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:05 am
    Construction Enters Second Phase at Red Seal Homes’ Arbor Lane was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Construction is underway on the second phase of Arbor Lane, a new community of... Construction Enters Second Phase at Red Seal Homes’ Arbor Lane 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.
  • Michael Jordan’s 23 Mansion Hits the Market

    Rachel Mazanec
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Michael Jordan’s 23 Mansion Hits the Market was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Michael Jordan is at it again. After three years of unsuccessful attempts to sell... Michael Jordan’s 23 Mansion Hits the Market 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.
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    The Edmonton Real Estate Blog

  • Confidence in Edmonton Real Estate Market Increases in June

    Sara MacLennan
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:32 pm
    The REALTORS® Association of Edmonton released their monthly report on the real estate market today, here’s our snapshot summarizing their stats: REALTORS® Association of Edmonton President, Geneva Tetreault had positive comments on the market: “The reality of what we are seeing in the market is that the slight hesitation from buyers that came with the […]
  • Weekly Update, July 3/15

    Sara MacLennan
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:04 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: 553 (515, 610, 660) # Sales: 368 (380, 391, 384) Ratio: 67% (74%, 64%, 58%) # Price Changes: 378 (380, 416, 433) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 383 (183, 187, 167) Net loss/gain […]
  • Surprisingly Strong Real Estate Sales in Edmonton in June

    Sara MacLennan
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:54 am
    Well, I wasn’t expecting this… there was a bit of a rebound this month. Sales of single family homes reached the second highest level in the past 8 years in Edmonton last month. 1109 single family homes sold in Edmonton in June, down 5.5% from last year’s peak. Considering that we’ve seen year over year […]
  • Weekly Market Update, June 26/15

    Sara MacLennan
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:19 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: 515 (610, 660, 710) # Sales: 380 (391, 384, 440) Ratio: 74% (64%, 58%, 62%) # Price Changes: 380 (416, 433, 408) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 183 (187, 167, 240) Net loss/gain […]
  • Why a “Subject to Sale” Condition is Rarely Your Best Option

    Sara MacLennan
    24 Jun 2015 | 11:07 am
    What do you do when you find the perfect home, but you haven’t sold your current home? Most people consider putting an offer on their dream home, with a “subject to the sale of the buyer’s home” condition. However, this scenario is probably not your best option. A “subject to sale” condition means that the […]
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    aBetterOffice

  • Hatch Studios Brings Coworking Office Space to Industry Influencers

    Jennifer LeClaire
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    LOS ANGELES – If you’re looking for a new breed of coworking office space in Los Angeles, check out Hatch Studios. The alternative workspace opened its doors in April and has won the attention (and membership) of some of the most established, well-funded and successful start-ups in the country. Among the cutting-edge tenants at this coworking office space are delivery service Instacart and trendy matchmaking service Three Day Rule, along with Maker Square, Loop & Tie, Media Arts Lab, Peer Space, and Whilhelmina Labs. Founded by the husband-wife team of Peter Sampson and Amanda…
  • Premier Business Centers Bets Big on Las Vegas Executive Office Suites

    Jennifer LeClaire
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    LAS VEGAS – Premier Business Centers, the largest privately-owned executive office suites operator in the US, is betting big on Las Vegas. The business center company just acquired its first Las Vegas executive office suites. Premier acquired the WaterMark Executive Suites, which is located at 5940 South Rainbow Boulevard Las Vegas in the South Rainbow Business Park. Premier launched 22,000 square feet of Las Vegas office space, which makes room for 63 private executive office spaces, two conference rooms, a training room, two day offices, a kitchen/lounge, and a reception area with a…
  • Regus Aims High With New Berkeley Heights Business Center, New Jersey

    Jennifer LeClaire
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:19 am
    NEWARK, NJ – Regus just opened another New Jersey alternative workspace. The business center behemoth launched a executive office suites in Berkeley Heights. Located on the second floor of 100 Connell Drive, the Berkeley Heights business center provides flexible office space that promises all the support services businesses need to succeed. Companies like AIG, L’Oreal and Hewlett Packard call the building home. 100 Connell Drive is a four-story, corporate headquarters quality building with East and West wings, divided by a large four-story grand center atrium. The atrium features…
  • Massive Coworking Lab Space Targets Life Science Firms

    Jennifer LeClaire
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:45 am
    CAMBRIDGE, MA – Most coworking office space facilities are quaint. This one is mammoth. Leave it to Mass Innovation Labs to launch a 124,000-square-foot accelerated commercialization space (ACS) in the heart of Kendall Square. “We believe that we are at the forefront of an evolving research landscape, where innovators are seeking a collaborative ecosystem that allows them to run as a lean organization and focus on the science with expert drug development partners down the hall,” says Amrit Chaudhuri, CEO of Mass Innovation Labs. This coworking space aims to help growing life…
  • Top 10 Virtual Office Jobs in Healthcare

    Jennifer LeClaire
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    BOULDER, CO – Medical and health is the leading career field for telecommuting jobs. That’s according to an analysis of over 30,000 companies and their 2014 job posting histories FlexJobs conducted. Earlier this year, FlexJobs released its 2015 top 100 companies likely to hire for remote jobs. At that time, the company revealed that nearly one quarter were healthcare-related companies and that it had witnessed a 26 percent increase in the number of telecommuting jobs posted year-over-year. Telecommuting describes work that can be performed from home and options may include contract,…
 
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    Notorious R.O.B.

  • Is the U.S. Model Defensible vs. the UK Model?

    Rob Hahn
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:32 am
    I’ve been traveling almost every day for three weeks, so I know blogging has been very light. The projects I’m involved in now are fun as hell, hard as hell, and important as hell, so they kind of fit all my criteria for good stuff. But in any event, I thought I’d spend a few […]
  • PERSONAL: Is College Necessary, or Even Desirable?

    Rob Hahn
    17 Jun 2015 | 11:33 pm
    This post has nothing to do with real estate. Go ahead and skip over if you’re one of my readers who only want the real estate stuff. For as long as I can remember, my parents drummed into my head the idea that college was not only important, but the most important milestone of my […]
  • What If Real Estate Brokers Worked Like Car Dealerships?

    Rob Hahn
    14 Jun 2015 | 2:18 pm
    My friend Eric Stegemann, whom many of you already know as a frikkin’ brilliant dude who runs Tribus, posted something on Facebook today and in our banter, got my thinking going. Here’s his post: And obviously, you can see my comments too. I thought the similarities between car dealers and how they feel about automotive […]
  • Brief Post: Why Young People Don’t Become Real Estate Agents

    Rob Hahn
    11 Jun 2015 | 10:41 am
    Over on Facebook, my friend Nick Solis is on a roll about the aging REALTOR population. There are some good points being made over there mostly from younger REALTOR types. But I don’t think the issue is all that complicated. So before I go board this plane, I thought I’d jot a few thoughts down on […]
  • Reading the Union Position on Monell v. Boston Pads

    Rob Hahn
    10 Jun 2015 | 6:37 am
    As my readers know, the recent Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) handed down its ruling in Monell v. Boston Pads. I wrote about that case and cautioned against irrational exuberance from the results, because the results were not exactly a huge victory for the real estate industry’s position. Thing is, Bararsani v. Coldwell Banker, the […]
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    Real Estate Investing Blog

  • Announcing our NEW Podcast!

    Marco Santarelli
    17 Jun 2015 | 11:28 am
    We’re excited to announce the launch of our highly anticipated new podcast: Passive Real Estate Investing. This is the show where BUSY PEOPLE like you learn how to build substantial passive income, while creating wealth for the long-term. Take the guesswork out of real estate investing by gaining expert knowledge and advice as Marco Santarelli shares his strategies and valuable insights. Discover proven strategies for making money with real estate in ANY market and how to avoid common and costly mistakes. If you’re looking for actionable advice on the road to financial freedom, then this…
  • Choosing Your Market

    Marco Santarelli
    10 Jun 2015 | 12:38 am
    Many investors frequently make the often damaging (or fatal) mistake of buying property with little to no consideration of the neighborhood and market the property is in. This can be one of the greatest mistakes an investor can make because if you buy in the wrong neighborhood or market, you’ll be stuck with the problems that come with it because of its location. Your only option may be to sell the property at a loss. Read the rest of Choosing Your Market  For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2015 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate…
  • 101 Resources for Connecting with Potential Tenants

    PMGuardian
    1 Jun 2015 | 3:57 pm
    As real estate investors we need tenants to occupy our rental properties so that we continue to receive the cash-flow we love each and every month.  Many of us rely on our property managers to market and advertise the property, but some of us manage our own properties.  Even if you’re a highly passive investor using the services of a manager, you may want to share this list with your property manager to help you out the next time you have a tenant turn-over. Read the rest of 101 Resources for Connecting with Potential Tenants  For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate…
  • How to Predict Population Growth

    John Strishak
    19 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    I’m currently reading Dr. Peter Linneman’s “Real Estate Finance and Investments” and it includes some great information on how to predict population growth — the number one indicator of real estate price appreciation and rent growth. Here are some of my notes: Read the rest of How to Predict Population Growth  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 Cash-Flow Investment Property.
  • Choosing the Right Neighborhood

    Marco Santarelli
    12 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Classifying a neighborhood by “type”, or what many investors refer to as a “grade”, is typically nothing more than a subjective description.  Although most people will have a general idea of what is being referred to, in my experience it is usually nothing more than a qualitative rather than quantitative description. Read the rest of Choosing the Right Neighborhood  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 Cash-Flow Investment Property.
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    IPIN Live

  • Singapore Too Expensive for Decent Investment

    14 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Managers of the €1.6m Real Estate Capital Asia Partners (RECAP), SC Capital have said that property prices in Singapore need to drop another 30% before proving an attractive investment proposition. The fund managers recorded a loss of almost €11m when it sold 18 condos at upmarket Patterson Suites to Blackstone in January for €5700/sqm after acquiring the properties in 2011 for just over €6000/sqm. Founder of RECAP Mr Suchad Chiaranussatti said it was highly unlikely the fund would re-enter the Singapore residential market until a further decline of up to 30% is seen in…
 
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    Propertyshowrooms.com News

  • Records-Breaking Tourist Spending in Spain

    2 Jul 2015 | 1:13 am
    Visitors to Spain parted with more money than ever before during May in a record-breaking month that saw revenues climb 11.8%, raking-in €5.89m. The Tourist Expenditure Survey ( EGATUR ) published stats showing the total spending by inbound tourists in Spain for the first five months of 2015 was the highest since records began at almost €22bn, representing growth of 8.4% on the same period last year. Spending growth comes on the back of a 6.9% increase in visitor numbers during May, paying an average €905 per person on accommodation and spending around €114 each day.
  • US Senate Propose 62.5% Increase in 'Golden Visa' Investment Requirement

    1 Jul 2015 | 1:18 am
    Considering dollar strength at the time of writing, it's hard to fathom quite why the US EB-5 Immigrant Investor programme could potentially become a lot more expensive. The Senate has put forward fresh proposals to increase the minimum investment by a foreigner in real estate by $300,000 to bring the requirement to a whopping $800,000. Admittedly, some investors in US real estate markets will have their currency pegged to the dollar such as those from the UAE and although a green card will be more expensive, it should still be reasonably affordable. However, for Chinese, Russian and European…
  • Portugal Property Reaches Bottom of Market

    30 Jun 2015 | 1:14 am
    Many industry insiders believe that property prices in Portugal's Algarve region have bottomed-out, meaning the only way is up for the perennially popular destination for British holiday home buyers. With homes discounted by up to 40% on pre-crisis prices, property in the Algarve has reached a level that represents attractive value to savvy investors. It's a good time to buy Mike Braunholtz, director of luxury realtors Prestige Property Group said: " I've been an overseas property agent for 20 years and I've never invested in an overseas property. I've chosen Portugal this year because I…
  • Dubai Top Holiday Hotspot for Brits

    29 Jun 2015 | 1:15 am
    Data from hotel booking site Trivago identifies Dubai as the most popular overseas destination for holidaymakers in July and August this year. Spain remains the top country for foreign holidays according to the report with Benidorm and Barcelona taking 2nd and 3rd place in the Trivago charts, but in terms of single destinations – Dubai holds pole position. The Emirate has been working hard to develop its tourism infrastructure ahead of hosting the World Expo in 2020, with tremendous success. 2014 saw more than 5.8 million guests staying in Dubai's hotels during the first six months of…
  • US Buyers 'Go Long' in Ireland's Euro Property Market

    26 Jun 2015 | 1:16 am
    Ireland is turning out to be the darling of international property investors in 2015, particularly wealthy buyers from America. With dollar strength and euro weakness combining to present significant value in Irish real estate, US buyers are investing heavily in distressed Irish property, both commercial and residential. The most recent transaction in Ireland's commercial market is the sale of Manor West Retail Park in Tralee, Co Kerry to New York based Marathon Asset Management . The firm, which has just over €11bn of capital under its management snapped up one of Ireland's…
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    Secure Real Estate Phoenix

  • New Homes in Chandler AZ – What You Must Know!

    Charlie Allred
    9 Jun 2015 | 9:42 am
    New Homes In Chandler AZ – What You Must Know! Are you looking for a new home in Chandler AZ?  Buying a new home is an exciting, you are able to design the home yourself.  Choose all the lovely finishes for your new home, the flooring, the kitchen cabinets, the kitchen counters, etc.  You get to make it all your own and it’s brand new, so the maintenance is very little for the first 5-10 years of your home ownership. What You Must Know about Buying a New Home in Chandler AZ The Model is beautiful – You yell at your spouse “honey stop the car!”  The new homes…
  • Move to Chandler AZ, Relocating Chandler AZ

    Charlie Allred
    21 May 2015 | 2:05 pm
    When thinking of the move to Chandler, AZ / Relocating Chandler AZ, there are tons of great reasons to move!  I’m a native Phoenician, I grew up in Tempe, on the border of Chandler and now live in Scottsdale.  My office is in Chandler, AZ and I work in most of the east valley. Reasons to Move to Chandler Location – Chandler is in a great location, located along the east side of the Loop 1o1 and on both sides of the south Loop 202.  This makes it very easy to get to most parts of Phoenix.  I mean if you work in Surprise (northwest side of town that makes it a little tough, but…
  • 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,…
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    managementtrust.com

  • An Enduring Legacy

    30 Jun 2015 | 12:49 pm
    We are touched and pleased to announce that the California Association of Community Managers (CACM) has created an educational scholarship in honor of our late COO, Mr. Dan Kocal. The Dan Kocal Scholarship will be used to help community managers in California obtain their industry credentials and certification. Read more about it, and about Dan's legacy, in the current edition of Vision Magazine: Remembering Dan Kocal
  • Rights & Responsibilities for Better Communities: Principles for Homeowners

    5 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm
    More than a destination at the end of the day, a community is a place people want to call home and where they feel at home. This goal is best achieved when homeowners, non-ownerresidents and association leaders recognize and accept their rights and responsibilities. This entails striking a reasonable balance between the preferences of individual homeowners and the best interests of the community as a whole. It is with this challenge in mind that Community Associations Institute (CAI) developed Rights and Responsibilities for Better Communities. Rights and Responsibilities can serve as an…
  • Welcome 2015! - A Message from our CEO

    31 Dec 2014 | 10:34 pm
    Happy Management Trust New Year! On behalf of our nearly 600 employee owners, I wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous new year. As we say good-bye to 2014 and celebrate the beginning of the new-year, all of us at The Management Trust are able to reflect upon the many things for which we are grateful. The greatest of these are the men and women of our volunteer community boards with whom we have forged strong partnerships and even greater friendships.  It is through these relationships that we work together to make the community living experience of our roughly 450,000…
  • Reaching Out is On-going at The Management Trust

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:32 pm
    It was 9:00 am on Thursday morning, and our Tustin office was already operating in high gear! Nearly 100 employee owners from our Southern California offices had gathered together to partner with Stop Hunger Now in assembling nearly 40,000 packages of food!                       Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief non-profit organization that coordinates the packaging and distribution of food and other life-saving aid to people in developing nations. Founded in 1998, it has mobilized over 450,000 volunteers to send more than…
  • Emphatic Empathy, and why the Perception of a Problem is a Problem in the Customer Service Industry

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Recently I was booking a flight for a visit to one of our divisions when I encountered a problem with the airline’s website. Unable to complete my ticket purchase, I was instructed to call customer service. I spent about 5 minutes following the instructions of the auto-attendant to press certain buttons to access certain menus. I finally gave up and started pressing “0” repeatedly until I was patched through to a “customer satisfaction” representative. After another 5 minutes of waiting on hold and being forced to listen to that god-awful, overly-processed electronica music, I was…
 
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  • [Infographic] The Space Savers Encyclopedia

    TheRedPin
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:19 am
    In an extensive infographic fittingly dubbed “The Space Savers Encyclopedia”, the storage experts at FleXiSpace cover exactly how you can declutter and maximize the square footage of your home. Check it out below: The Space Savers Encyclopedia by Flexispace. The post [Infographic] The Space Savers Encyclopedia appeared first on TheRedPin Pulse.
  • Toronto’s most expensive condo is the definition of opulence

    TheRedPin
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:15 am
    Address: 118 Yorkville Ave – Apt. Ph901 Neighbourhood: Yorkville, Toronto Price: $16,900,000 | TheRedPin Rebate: $63,375 Bedrooms: 3| Baths: 6 Square Feet: 7,600 Parking Spots: 9 Surprise, surprise, the most expensive condo apartment currently listed on Toronto MLS happens to be located in Yorkville (we hope you sense the sarcasm). Priced at a jaw-dropping $16.9 million, the penthouse unit occupies the entire top floor of the 5 star luxury residence, the Hazelton Hotel, and at a sprawling 7,600 square feet offers more than double the living space of your average detached home.
  • Celebrity interior designers reveal their top 3 tips to increase your home’s resale value

    TheRedPin
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Source: The Design Co While browsing through pictures on Pinterest may have you thinking that eccentric furniture pieces and gleaming gold fixtures are the way to go – if you’re a homeowner, it’s likely you’re equally interested in upping your house’s resale value as you are keeping up with interior design trends. Whether you’re set on selling soon and already have your future list date saved on your calendar or simply want to rest easy knowing you’ll see a return on your investment, taking on an interior design project that hits the style mark…
  • Featured Home: $869,000 for a two-level hard loft in Parkdale

    TheRedPin
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:26 am
    Address: 363 Sorauren Avenue – Apt. 110 Neighbourhood: Parkdale, Toronto Price: $869,000 | TheRedPin Rebate: $3,259 Bedrooms: 2| Baths: 2 Square Feet: 1,150 Parking Spaces: 1 Tucked away in the city’s trendy west end – at the point where Parkdale meets Roncesvalles Village (affectionally dubbed Roncy) – is this character two level loft. Boasting towering 17 foot ceilings and factory-style arched windows that allow for plenty of natural light to seep in, the unit occupies a spot in The Robert Watson Loft residences, earning its title as a genuine hard loft.
  • 150 Redpath Condos: Live steps to Yonge and Eglinton from $199,990

    TheRedPin
    25 Jun 2015 | 2:07 pm
    150 Redpath Condos: Project Details The Best Information on 150Redpath from TheRedPin Address: 150 Redpath Avenue, Toronto Developers: Freed Developments and Capital Developments Building Type: Condominium Apartment Storeys: 28 Architects: architectsAlliance Neighbourhood: Yonge and Eglinton, Toronto Get Updated Floor Plans & Pricing 150 Redpath Condos: Neighbourhood Stats Resale Condos in Yonge and Eglinton & Neighbouring Areas Around 150 Redpath *Stats are based on Q1 2015 TREB Condo Market Report. Average Condo Rentals Prices in Yonge and Eglinton & Neighbouring…
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    Harmony News Now

  • What’s Your Credit Score Got To Do With It?

    Harmony Homes
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:31 am
    Sooner or later, the odds are that you’re going to be planning a move. Whether it’s now, soon, or eventually, we all have our reasons for upgrading, downscaling, or relocating. But there’s one thing that we all have in common when it comes to buying a home and getting a mortgage loan – and that’s our credit scores. We’d refer to it as “The Great Equalizer” – if it wasn’t for the fact that no two people share the same credit score and history. Because those two things go hand-in-hand, each qualifying the other and informing the lender…
  • New Home Upgrades You Should Go For

    Harmony Homes
    16 Jun 2015 | 10:14 am
    You’re buying a home – congratulations! And when you’re buying it from Harmony Homes, picking out your options and upgrades can be a whole lot of fun! Or wait – did we mean to say “confusing”? Because if you’re like most people, you’ve got a home buying budget you have to consider, and there’s just so many choices and decisions to make. The last thing you want to do is open the door to your finished home only to realize: “Oh, man! I should have asked for ____!” (fill in the blank). If it’s happened to you before, then you…
  • Buying A New Home Gives You A Fresh Start & Saves You Money

    Harmony Homes
    4 Jun 2015 | 11:24 am
    New or Used? That’s a question that can apply to a lot of things you buy – from vehicles to clothes (latest style or consignment chic, anyone?) to, of course, homes. Before you make such decisions, there’s usually a lot of “tire-kicking” that goes on. And rightly so – you want to make sure you’re making the right choice for you. When it comes to new homes, there may be a lot more reasons to buy one than you realize. Not all that many years ago, we’ll admit – there were some disadvantages to buying new. Builders were the ones who ‘set…
  • Which New Home Upgrades Make the Most Sense For You

    Harmony Homes
    25 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Congratulations! You’ve made the leap – you’ve picked out your new home! It’s the one you fell in love with, the one you’re already decorating in your mind (look out, Pinterest!), the one where your kids will have room to play, and even the dog is looking forward to his new digs. (pun intended) But there’s still some decisions to make: Which options and upgrades make the most sense for you right now? Most buyers would love to check every box on their homebuilders Upgrade Form, but if you have to make wise financial decisions on what to do now – and…
  • 3 Sound Financial Reasons To Buy A New Home Now (Instead of Later)

    Harmony Homes
    13 May 2015 | 10:02 am
    Buying a new home. It’s not something people do on a whim. (Packing and unpacking alone makes that unattractive!) But maybe you’ve been kicking it around for a little while. The family is growing, or the kids have gone off to college. Your dad is coming to live with you, or you really need space for a home office because you’ve finally decided to strike out with your own business. Whatever the reason might be, there are pros and cons that apply to your specific situation, of course. But there are a few very sound financial reasons that you may want to set aside your…
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    Charlotte NC Video Production | Photography | Website Design | Social Media | Aerial

  • Drone Aerial Video Near Myrtle Beach, SC

    AVT
    19 Jun 2015 | 9:07 am
    Stressed out?  Take a minute or 2 and watch this drone aerial video near Myrtle Beach, SC and escape for a few minutes.  This drone aerial footage was take between the Surfside and Garden City boardwalks, just south of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina last summer. Make sure to watch in HD Taken with a hexacopter and a GoPro, this was some of the funnest aerial footage I had shot up to that point. I used a solid, stabalized rig and a 2 axis gimbal, I was able to get some pretty solid results and I didn’t even mind getting up before dawn (on vacation, mind you) to get the shots.  I…
  • Fort Mill Photography Classes for Kids

    AVT
    1 Jun 2015 | 6:34 am
    Fort Mill Photography Classes for Kids AVT Marketing is excited to be partnering with Chelsea and Savannah to do some Fort Mill photography classes for kids. June 8 – Ages 8-12:  “Shutterbugs” CLASS DESCRIPTION: No complex technical jargon here. We’ll simply use “Fun” as our guide to helping your little one understand the very basics of what makes a nice photo. This session will be 30% instruction and 70% practice, so make sure they bring a point & shoot, camera phone, or if all you have is a DSLR, we’ll put it in easy mode and shoot away. Children will…
  • Has My Photo Been Stolen Online?

    AVT
    27 May 2015 | 11:52 am
    Are my images being stolen online? Professional photographers run the risk of their images being stolen on the internet every second of the day. Even if you watermark your photo (how to video here), you still run the risk of your copyrighted images being right clicked and saved without you ever knowing about it. Our images are our lifeblood.  Every photographer I know has put it on the line to get “the shot” whether it be putting yourself in harms way, or making a big investment (like traveling to a far off land, or renting a helicopter for a day) to get the shot. We watermark our images…
  • Aerial Video of a Charlotte, NC Construction Site for the Kennedy Charter School

    AVT
    11 May 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Aerial Video of a Charlotte, NC Construction Site for the Kennedy Charter School Using both ground based and aerial videography, I’ve been chronicling the progress of a Charlotte, NC construction project.  The builder, Kelly McArdle is working on the Kennedy Charter School just off Exit 10 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  I started filming just as they broke ground and have been filming weekly “updates” of the project.  The first video shows progress from February 2015 to April 2015. Things just started getting really interesting in May.  The land is prepped and cleared and the trucks…
  • Charlotte, NC Waterfront Home on Lake Wylie – Full Motion Real Estate Video

    AVT
    3 Apr 2015 | 5:48 pm
    AVT Marketing is proud to bring you another Full Motion Real Estate Video of a gorgeous Charlotte, NC Waterfront Home on Lake Wylie. I love spring! Allergies aside, it’s when many of these awesome waterfront homes start going on the market. As soon as the trees start popping their flowers, the phone starts ringing off the hook. This time, one of my absolute favorite agents to work with, Don Stephens, got another great listing in Charlotte, NC on the shores of Lake Wylie. This home is fantastic! Main channel 180 degree views from just about every single room. I was doing both ground…
 
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    Hermann London Realtors

  • St. Louis Realtor Podcast-Ep. 17-Geri Tockstein, Hermann London Office Manager

    STLRealtor
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:18 pm
    SUBSCRIBE ON ITUNES In this episode, Adam has on Hermann London office manger, Geri Tockstein, as his co-host. They talk about the emotional highs and lows of real estate, how flipping a house is going & whether all the renovations should be left to a contractor, stats about selling price and days on market for popular neighborhoods, what a good referral is, properly utilizing assistants and interns, a recent eviction, and the importance of specificity in contracts. Email questions to Podcast @HermannLondon.com WHAT’S INSIDE :45-Adam introduces the Hermann London office manager and…
  • Spacious 3-Bedroom Home for Lease in Kirkwood

    STLRealtor
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:50 pm
    603 Villa Gardens Dr, St Louis, MO 63122 2-Car Garage, Very Private Yard, Wood-Burning FireplaceSpacious 3 bed home in Kirkwood now available for lease! Large living and dining room on the main level just off the eat-in kitchen, master bedroom with master bath at the end of the hall, 2 other bedrooms and a hall way bath round out the main level. Lower level has wood burning fireplace, a bonus room that can be used as a den or office, another storage room with shelving, and a 2 car garage. Check out the massive 3 season room off the kitchen overlooking the private and mostly fenced back yard!
  • Unique 3-Bedroom Home for Lease in Kirkwood

    STLRealtor
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:39 pm
    601 Angenette Ave, St Louis, MO 63122 2-Car Garage, Laundry Room, Large Master BalconyBeautiful Kirkwood home will be available for lease soon! Fresh paint and hardwood floors throughout the home, 3 large bedrooms, spacious living, dining, and family rooms. There’s even a shaded balcony off the master bedroom! Closets around every corner, main floor laundry, over 1700 square feet of living space! This home has no basement, but the garage has a workshop area and plenty of room for storage or lawn equipment. Kitchen is large enough to have a table and chairs and has ample cabinet space…
  • 2-Bedroom Bungalow for Lease in the Skinker/Debaliviere Neighborhood

    STLRealtor
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:09 pm
    5958 Waterman Blvd, St Louis, MO 63112 Walk to Wash U., Forest Park, Delmar Loop2 BEDROOM HOUSE FOR RENT, near Washington University and the Delmar Loop. Fully fenced yard. 995.00/month Nice 2 bedroom bungalow in the Skinker Debaliver neighborhood, an easy walk to many of the West Ends attractions, Washington University, the Delmar Loop and Forest Park. The house offers 2 bedrooms, one bath, hard wood flooring, full basement, updated kitchen, washer and dryer, central air conditioning, off street parking and fully fenced yard. A great place and location for newly arrived professor, business…
  • Incredible 3-Bedroom Renovation in Spanish Lake

    STLRealtor
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:17 pm
    1933 Arrowpoint, St Louis, MO 63138 Large, Open Floor Plan, 2-Car GarageAbsolutely will knock your socks off to see this floor to ceiling custom upscale renovation with a light-filled open floor plan and superb curb appeal! The discerning buyer will appreciate the sleek modern kitchen with new shaker cabinets, granite, custom tile work, and stainless steel appliances. This spacious floor plan has upgraded beautiful laminate wood flooring. Walk right out the french doors and your party can continue outside in your spacious shaded yard with mature trees and patio. There’s plenty of room for…
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    South Florida Law Blog

  • Independence Day

    OppenheimLaw
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:28 pm
    Photo Credit: Roy Oppenheim This Fourth of July marks America’s 239th year of Independence.  But unlike other Fourth of July celebrations, this one will be a little more special to me as well as to most Americans—I hope. Personally, I take great pride in celebrating our law firm’s 25th year of serving our friends and colleagues in the State of Florida. In fact truth be told, I dated my first retainer agreements July 4, just as a personal reminder of how important independence truly is, whether it is independence from tyranny or just personal independence. Perhaps more…
  • The long lasting and unfortunate legacy of the foreclosure crisis

    OppenheimLaw
    25 Jun 2015 | 10:03 am
      Photo credit: Copyright : Felix Pergande / 123rf With the foreclosure crisis behind us, as a nation we look to the future…and it’s not looking particularly bright. A Bloomberg study has shown that only about one in four former homeowners who lost property during the housing crash will become buyers again. This means that of the 9.3 million owners who went through foreclosure or were forced to sell at a loss, only about 2.4 million will be likely to return to the housing market. With tight credit and strict mortgage underwriting, there are not many options for those who…
  • Judge Cote Holds Banks Accountable in Scathing 361-Page Opinion

    OppenheimLaw
    23 Jun 2015 | 2:13 pm
    While it may seem like everyone let the banks get off the hook for causing the ’08 crash,TheNew York Timesrecently reportedthat there is at least one federal judge, Judge Denise L. Cote – decided to publically hold the “too big to fail banks” accountable Seems as if the banks are the “fuel” and the “fire” according to Judge Denise L. Cote of the Federal District Court in Manhattan, NYC. Appears that Judge Cote  issued a 361-page decision in Federal Housing Finance Agency v. Nomura Holding America, Inc.; et al, ruling that two banks (Nomura Holdings and…
  • Loan and Mortgage Servicers get “schooled” by HUD this summer

    OppenheimLaw
    18 Jun 2015 | 10:26 pm
    Loan & Mortagage Servicers get schooled by HUD this Summer School isn’t the only thing that’s out for the Summer. As it turns out, loan and mortgage servicers are getting “schooled” by HUD this Summer. U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development,  HUD makes Distressed Asset Stabilization Program, DASP purchasers wait one year before playing in the foreclosure pool. Just as thousands of swimming pool crazed kids on summer vacation will be instructed by parents to wait thirty minutes after eating before finally diving into the pool, thousands of loan servicers who…
  • Res Judicata, what a wonderful phrase!

    OppenheimLaw
    12 Jun 2015 | 5:26 am
    It turns out coincidentally that Hakuna Matata, from Disney’s Lion King, and res judicata actually mean the same thing. Hakuna Matata is a Swahili phrase which when literally translated roughly means “no worries for the rest of your days.” Res judicata is a legal term meaning “a matter judged”; it is the principle that a legal matter may not, generally, be re-litigated once it has been judged on the merits. You may be wondering, “How does res judicata mean no worries for the rest of my days?” The answer is simple; res judicata is getting you out of lender jail when…
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    Virtual Tour Software ~ Virtual Tour Company

  • The FORMULA 74- The “Perfect” Single Property Website

    realtouradmin
    17 Jun 2015 | 4:33 pm
    Are you looking to make a little more scratch on each virtual tour?  How about making a little more and gaining a LOT of exposure at the same time for your virtual tour business?  We’ve all talked about the benefits of the PanoRider before and most of you know how great a single property website looks both on a sign AND when that traffic report comes in.  Well team I would like you to meet Chris Crummitt of Picture Perfect, LLC.  Chris has been a part of our team now for quite some time now and she shoots over a hundred homes a month and each one gets one of her single property websites…
  • New From RPM Marketing – The Best Photos in Town!

    realtouradmin
    16 Jun 2015 | 8:36 pm
                      This month we celebrate the start of Summer by letting all of your customers know whose got the very best photos in town – that’s YOU!  Use this artistic double sided flyer to show off your amazing photography skills, announce your most popular virtual tour and photo packages, and we’ve even left some room here for a few of your very best customer testimonials. The piece is able to be completed by you within twenty to thirty minutes and allows you to bring the very best of your website and powerful add-ons directly to the…
  • The IMAGE 57 – The Lone CamRanger

    realtouradmin
    15 Jun 2015 | 6:33 am
    The IMAGE 57 – The Lone CamRanger Tuesday, June 16th – at 7:00 PM Eastern As a photographer shooting virtual tours, it always helps to have the right tools.  The gadgets that help us work more efficiently and make it easier to capture the right images helps us add more profit to our bottom line. As a follow up to our last IMAGE webinar we will be walking through how to use the CamRanger.  There were many photographers that expressed interest in how the CamRanger works and how it can help them complete their shoots more efficiently increasing their profit. I will answer those questions…
  • Social Realty 13 – Affordable PPC Advertising

    RTV Tours
    10 Jun 2015 | 8:01 pm
    During Social Realty Episode 12 we took a look at what goes into a comprehensive internet marketing plan for virtual tour providers. In Episode 13 on June 30th at 7:00 PM Eastern we will be taking an in-depth look at using Google Analytics to make sure that your site is showing up at the top of Google search results using paid search engine marketing. I will help you figure out how to find keywords that people are actively searching on in your area that relate directly to the services that you provide. We will discuss planning a budget that you can afford and ways to optimize your budget to…
  • Virtual Staging by Island Digital Imaging

    RTV Tours
    29 May 2015 | 9:49 am
    Island Digital Images is proud to introduce our newest property marketing product, Virtual Staging. Virtual Staging is ideal for Realtors, Builders and long term Rental Companies who need a low cost solution to show unfurnished properties with virtual furnishings in photos and online within the Virtual Tour. A common obstacle when a perspective buyer or renter is looking at a new property that is unfurnished is trying to visualize what the room would look like with furniture. This visual barrier can even be more challenging when looking at a property online. By introducing Virtual Staging we…
 
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    Apartment Hacker

  • Reverse Apartment Reviews

    Mike Brewer
    26 Jun 2015 | 5:30 am
    View image | gettyimages.com Suffice it to say reviews are a two-way street. The Internet and Social Media enables the critic in all of us. We give ratings and reviews to food, coffee, authors along with goods and services across all industry. Nothing is immune. That is except the customer. That is until now. Australian based Art Series Hotel Group is reviewing guests. Yes! You read it clearly. From their website: We’ll be posting our Reverse Reviews [on our website] and finally revealing what goes on behind closed doors. Reverse Can you see it? Recall that recent move out. You…
  • Employee Survey

    Mike Brewer
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:39 am
    View image | gettyimages.com Survey results are not worth the paper unless used to make meaningful change. Don’t reduce results to one more item on your “to-do” list. Do pick two or three meaningful things to act on. Don’t pick the low-hanging fruit. Do act quickly. Your digging through employee survey results presently multifamily maniac, M
  • Open the Store

    Mike Brewer
    21 Jun 2015 | 5:30 am
    View image | gettyimages.com My stepfather often tells the story of how he likes to open his store 30 to 45 minutes early every morning. His overarching reason – preparation. He likes to prepare for the day. He doesn’t want to get caught off guard by customers coming in the door with needs/wants while he is trying to get the store in order. He also likes to clean the windows, set the sales counter in place, sharpen his pencils and make sure inventory is properly stocked. Open the Store I just read an Ellis Shopping Report that dropped my jaw. It was brilliant up to the point of…
  • Free Application Fee

    Mike Brewer
    18 Jun 2015 | 4:35 am
    View image | gettyimages.com Under the premise of good health, could you: 1. offer a free application fee for 10 squats? 2 offer a free application fee for 5 push-ups? 3 offer a free application fee for one lap around the community? 4 offer a free application fee for 10 jumping jacks 5 offer a free application fee for a 30 second plank? Your innovative Multifamily Maniac, M
  • Obit

    Mike Brewer
    16 Jun 2015 | 5:30 am
    View image | gettyimages.com Steven Covey challenged readers to sit down and write their obituaries in his book: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. It’s a crazy enlightening exercise written from four perspectives. The instruction is to choose four people who have some level of influence in your life. A friend, family member, business person and spiritual/civic person. The chief aim of the exercise is to uncover your core values/virtues. The follow-up is to craft a personal creed that you repeat to yourself twice daily. An exercise equally if not more difficult that…
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    THE TENANT ADVISOR

  • This Week in the Economy

    CoyDavidson
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:27 pm
    Stocks Down Again This Week All three major stock indexes posted significant loss in values for the week. The Dow was down 0.90% for the week and the S&P lost 1.21%. The tech heavy Nasdaq dipped 2.01% in value for the week. Below are links to the top economic stories of the week for the United […]
  • This Week’s Recommended Reading

    CoyDavidson
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:41 am
    5 Articles to Read this 4th of July Holiday Weekend Office Market Is on a Slow Roll U.S. office buildings are filling up—gradually. Employers took on 8.2 million square feet of additional office space in the second quarter, marking one of the stronger periods since the recession but a relatively modest expansion by historical standards, […]
  • This Week in Healthcare Real Estate

    CoyDavidson
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:13 am
    Healthcare Real Estate News from Across the Web MOB Prices Trending Near All Time Highs If you feel like medical office pricing is about as high as it can go, you would have a point these days. The current 2nd quarter average price per square foot is running near $330 per square foot for MOBs… […]
  • Top Posts for June

    CoyDavidson
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:46 pm
    In case you missed them, below are links to the most popular posts from The Tenant Advisor in June 2015: Is Houston Spaceport a Game Changer for the NASA-Clear Lake Office Market? The Houston office market has been one of the most robust in the country over the last several years coming out of the […]
  • Is Houston Spaceport a Game Changer for the NASA-Clear Lake Office Market?

    CoyDavidson
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:51 am
    The FAA grants license to make Ellington Airport the 10th commercial spaceport in the U.S The Federal Aviation Administration granted a launch site license for Ellington Airport making it the 10th commercial spaceport in the United States the Houston Airport System announced June 30. A Boost for the NASA / Clear Lake Office Market? The […]
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    Waterfront Properties | Real Estate Blog

  • Florida Named “Golfiest” State

    3 Jul 2015 | 6:18 am
    Golf.com and Sports Illustrated ranked all 50 states by their “Golfiness” and the state of Florida was given the top spot on the list. The list, compiled by Golf.com’s travel expert Joe Passov, was done by rating each state on a 0-50 scale in four categories: avidness of golfers, quantity and quality of courses, legacy/vibe, and Joe’s own rating. Joe’s had this to say in his description of Florida: “‘My parents didnt want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and thats the law,’ joked Jerry Seinfeld. There are many reasons why so many PGA Tour pros from Europe and the U.S.
  • Lake Worth Club Pro Gets PGA Championship Birth

    2 Jul 2015 | 1:04 pm
      Royal Palm Beach resident Alan Morin carded a four day total of even par to finish in a tie for third at the 2015 PGA Professional National Championship at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. That third place finish earned the assistant pro at The Falls Country Club in Lake Worth a spot at the PGA Championship at Whistling Straights August 13th-16th. Morin shot rounds of 70, 72, 72, and 68 to be one of the 20 PGA Professionals to earn a trip to the season’s final major. “I’m very happy for how I played today,” Morin told the Palm Beach Post. “I grinded it out, and mentally hung in…
  • Quail Ridge Country Club Getting A New Clubhouse

    1 Jul 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Quail Ridge Country Club in Boynton Beach will demolish their current clubhouse to make way for a new $22 million clubhouse. According to the clubs General Manager William Langley, the 40 year old clubhouse will be torn down in the next few weeks and the new one is expected to be completed in October of 2017.  Quail Ridge, which boasts two 18-hole championship courses, had its original clubhouse built in 1975. It had been previously renovated in 1990 and again in 2001. Langley said the current clubhouse is “traditional,” while the replacement will have more height, higher ceilings and…
  • MANGO FESTIVAL in MIAMI

    1 Jul 2015 | 7:41 am
    Marvelous, sweet and insanely juicy mangoes, if the mere mention of the fruit makes your mouth water, then get ready for the weekend of all your favorite mango varieties at The 23rd Annual Mango Festival taking place in Miami, Florida. The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden event will be held Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12, 2015, two days of mango worship The Mango Fest will have all of your absolute favorite varieties all in one fun and action packed weekend of deliciousness. “No other tropical fruit has the ability to bring together a community like the famous, mango Following the…
  • JUPITER AND VENUS MEET UP THIS WEEK and IT WILL BE VISIBLE FROM FLORIDA

    30 Jun 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Attention star gazers everywhere, you will be able to see a rare and unique display from the cosmos tonight. Jupiter and Venus have been on a “collision course” all month and this week they will be at their closest points. Tonight and tomorrow night, Venus and Jupiter will be so close that they may appear as one, incredibly large bright spot in the sky. For the past month astrologists and sky gazer enthusiasts have been tracking the motion of the planets and they have been getting closer and closer. If you look through binoculars you will see, Venus, Jupiter, the Beehive Cluster of stars…
 
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    Maine Real Estate Blog

  • Pending Home Sales Reach Highest Mark In 9 Years!

    LegacySIR
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:28 am
    The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their Pending Home Sales Index Report and revealed that it is at its highest level since April 2006. The Pending Home Sales Index is “a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings”. The higher the Pending Home Sales Index number, the more contracts have been signed by buyers that will soon translate to sales. Every region of the country has experienced year-over-year gains in pending sales as seen below: NAR’s Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun cites job creation as a major reason that the housing market has boomed this…
  • Maine Single Family Home Prices Up 8.86 Percent and Sales Volume Up 2.53 Percent In May

    LegacySIR
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:42 am
    SOUTH PORTLAND (June 22, 2015)—Maine home values continue to rise in most counties, further illustrating a more stable real estate environment across the state. According to Maine Listings, 1,335 single-family existing homes changed hands last month, leading to a 2.53 percent increase in sales overall. The median sales price (MSP) for those homes reached $185,000—a rise of 8.86 percent. The MSP indicates that half of the homes were sold for more and half sold for less. Nationally, sales were up 9.7 percent in the past 12 months. According to the National Association of Realtors, the…
  • 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t For Sale By Owner

    LegacySIR
    5 Jun 2015 | 6:58 am
    In today’s market, with homes selling quickly and prices rising some homeowners might consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. Here are five reasons: 1. There Are Too Many People to Negotiate With Here is a list of some of the people with whom you must be prepared to negotiate if you decide to For Sale By Owner: The buyer who wants the best deal possible The buyer’s agent who solely represents the best interest of the buyer The…
  • Guess Where Residential Rents are Heading?

    LegacySIR
    3 Jun 2015 | 8:52 am
    Each month, many people are faced with the decision of renewing their rental lease for another year or purchasing their first home. One of the questions that must be answered before they make a decision is – “Where are rents headed?” The Wall Street Journal recently wrote an article on this issue. Their conclusion: “Apartment rental increases slowed in the first quarter from a year earlier, but the move is more likely a temporary blip than the beginning of a long-term respite for renters.” The article goes on to quote Ryan Severino, a senior economist at Reis: “I wish I had a…
  • Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence in Los Angeles County

    LegacySIR
    2 Jun 2015 | 12:38 pm
    MADISON, N.J. (June 2, 2015) – Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Vista Sotheby’s International Realty in Palos Verdes and Redondo Beach, California, has merged with well-known local real estate brokerage, South Bay Brokers, with four offices across the South Bay market in Los Angeles County. The combined company will operate as Vista Sotheby’s International Realty, with six offices and nearly 200 affiliated agents. “Vista Sotheby’s International Realty has built a solid reputation for quality service since joining the Sotheby’s International…
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  • The sound of silence: Reducing noise within the home

    realestateview.com.au
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:58 pm
    As more people move to areas with busy streets to escape the urban sprawl, traffic and night life noise can be a little bit of a surprise. If noise pollution is making your happy home less than... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Let’s Move to Dandenong

    realestateview.com.au
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:06 pm
            What comes to mind when you think Dandenong? Media reports may paint a not-so-pretty picture- particularly in the way of misconduct and misdemeanours, but perhaps it’s... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Debunking the myths of negative gearing

    realestateview.com.au
    24 Jun 2015 | 11:18 pm
    As the debate on negative gearing progresses forward, what do the experts think? Gareth Woodham, Buyers’ Advisor from WBP Property Group and Katie Pickering, Director of Hodges Real Estate gives us... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Getting in the Zone

    realestateview.com.au
    10 Jun 2015 | 4:43 pm
    Without a shadow of a doubt, being located close to the best secondary colleges can add big dollars to both the price and long-term capital growth potential of residential property.   Source... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Ten tips for a warm home

    realestateview.com.au
    8 Jun 2015 | 4:56 pm
    Feeling the brrr? Yep- Winter is here and while most of us are pining after those balmy Summer months, warmer days are unfortunately a thing of the past. The temperature may be low, but if... [[ 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

  • Short Sale Process Las Vegas

    Robert Ratliff
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Discover Short Sale Help Information Short sale process Las Vegas if you owe more than your home or investment property is worth and can no longer afford the payments, Bob and Diana with Ratliff Realty Group with RE/MAX can help! Your bank does not want to foreclose on your property but they most certainly will if you […] The post Short Sale Process Las Vegas appeared first on Las Vegas Real Estate.
  • Las Vegas Real Estate Market Report June 2015

    Robert Ratliff
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:41 pm
    Properties for Sale Report Las Vegas real estate market report June 2015 RE/MAX Realtor indicates the properties for sale market in Clark County, Nevada continues to sizzle with month over month gains as far back as the eye can see. Check out my Las Vegas real estate market report June 2015, which begs the question, “Is […] The post Las Vegas Real Estate Market Report June 2015 appeared first on Las Vegas Real Estate.
  • New Master Planned Community Las Vegas

    Robert Ratliff
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:48 pm
    Discover New Residential Neighborhood Information Pre-construction pricing on this new master planned community Las Vegas. Two story newly built homes for sale with 1800 to 2300 sq. ft. of living area. Included features will include maple cabinets, granite kitchen cabinets. Newly Built Homes for Sale This new residential neighborhood with paver stone drive-ways included in […] The post New Master Planned Community Las Vegas appeared first on Las Vegas Real Estate.
  • Land for Sale Las Vegas

    Robert Ratliff
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:18 pm
    Discover Remax Las Vegas  Land Information Land for sale Las Vegas need a custom lot listings to build your dream home or some acreage for a horse farm? Use our links below to find just the right property at just the right price Remax Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Valley, consisting of Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder […] The post Land for Sale Las Vegas appeared first on Las Vegas Real Estate.
  • Two New Age Restricted Communities Las Vegas NV

    Robert Ratliff
    24 Jun 2015 | 10:03 am
    Discover Retirement Homes for Sale Information Two new age restricted communities Las Vegas NV it has been around 10 years since a new age restricted community has come on-line in the valley. Now there are two that will be up and selling in the early part of next year. Regency at Summerlin, built by Toll […] The post Two New Age Restricted Communities Las Vegas NV appeared first on Las Vegas Real Estate.
 
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  • 8 Outrageously Bad Home Staging Decisions – Part 1

    gailspada
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Explore 8 Outrageously Bad Home Staging Decisions That Sellers Make – Part 1 of 4 For many sellers and buyers, the purchase of a home is an intensely personal experience. At its core, a home is the individual expression of a homeowner’s entire life enclosed within four walls. And while, initially, buyers should be more focused on the “bones of a home” – meaning those items that will stay after the seller vacates – staging a home can often be the difference between a “Buyer Bonanza” and a “Buyer Abyss”. It may be difficult for those involved but,…
  • Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report 2015 – Part 7

    gailspada
    18 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Home Selling and Real Estate Professionals – PART 7 of 7 In our closing post in our current series covering the “2015 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report”, the following data offers highlights regarding Home Selling and Real Estate Professionals for the 12-month period ending June 2014: All age groups of sellers were most likely to find their selling agent by referral from a friend, neighbor or relative or having worked with them on a previous sale or purchase of a home. Younger sellers were more likely to use the same real estate agent or broker for their home…
  • Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report 2015 – Part 6

    gailspada
    4 Jun 2015 | 4:31 pm
    Home Sellers and the Selling Experience – PART 6 of 7 In our current series covering the “2015 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report”, the following data offers highlights regarding Home Sellers and the Selling Experience for the 12-month period ending June 2014: Among the generations, at 27%, Gen X was the largest group who were recent home sellers. Following closely, Older Boomers ranked at 23% with the Younger Boomers finishing at 20%. Gen Y was the largest share of married couples among sellers. Baby Boomers had the lowest share of married couples among sellers.
  • Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report 2015 – Part 5

    gailspada
    20 May 2015 | 8:11 am
    Financing the Home Purchase – PART 5 of 7 In our current series covering the “2015 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report”, the following data offers highlights regarding “Financing the Home Purchase” for the 12-month period ending June 2014: Overall, 88% of recent buyers financed their home purchase. Nearly all (97%) of Gen Y buyers financed their home compared to just 61% of Silent Generation buyers. When financing the home purchase, younger buyers also financed larger shares – the typical Gen Y down payment was 7% and Gen X was 10% compared to 22%…
  • Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report 2015 – Part 4

    gailspada
    7 May 2015 | 11:38 am
    Highlights The Home Buying and Real Estate Professionals The National Association of REALTORS conducts annual studies to amass data to compile and complete their yearly Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Reports. But first, it is important to have a clear picture of who makes up each of the generations within this report. The following generational definitions are based on a report published in the REALTOR University’s Center for Real Estate Studies. The splitting of the younger and older baby boomer age group is based on research from the Pew Research Center, Generations 2010.
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    Tri Cities Real Estate News & Views

  • Richland Community Centers Urban Greenbelt Trail Hike Richland, WA

    3 Jul 2015 | 9:14 am
    On Saturday, July 11 from 8:30 until 11:00 in the morning everyone is invited to the Urban Greenbelt Trail Hike at the Richland Community Center located in 500 Amon Park Drive in Richland, Washington. Details of the EventThis volunteer led walk will follow Richlands Urban Greenbelt Trail (UGT), an urban path that encircles the central city. Along the way, well talk about the citys history and look at pictures of Richland in earlier days. Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate. Distance: 3.25 miles round trip, no elevation (allow 1.5 hrs. to 2 hrs.)  Admission is FREE For more information you may…
  • The REACH: Progressive Wine amp; Lunch Tour In Richland, Washington

    3 Jul 2015 | 9:13 am
    Come join the Progressive Wine amp; Lunch Tour happening at The Reach located at 1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland, Washington on Saturday, July 11 from 11:00 in the morning to 5:00 in the evening. About the Event The 2015 tour is designed to enhance the experience of their visitors by taking them out to see natural landscapes, wine country and the world’s first full scale plutonium production reactor. The tour begins with appetizers and a taste of the finest wine at Hedges and then stops at Fidelitas for the main course and wine tasting. At the end of the tour, visitors will be able to…
  • Bread And Butter Day For Kids Mid-Columbia Market In Richland, WA

    3 Jul 2015 | 9:11 am
    Let your child experience how to make butter from cream at the Bread And Butter Day For Kids Mid-Columbia Market in 603 Goethels Drive in Richland, Washington this coming Saturday, July 11 from 11:00 in the morning to 5:00 in the afternoon. Bread And Butter Day For Kids Kids can make their own butter from cream and they can try it on fresh artisan bread, freshly made from Amber Artisan baker from Prosser. Kids will be able to see a dairy cow and learn how milk goes from a cow eating grass on a farm to the cream that they just turned into butter. It tastes good and kids can get to eat the…
  • Arrow Tour At Columbia Center Mall In Kennewick, Washington

    3 Jul 2015 | 5:17 am
    Come and have fun and be a part of the History of Scouting at the Columbia Center Mall (parking lot east of Barnes and Noble), 1321 N Columbia Center Boulevard in Kennewick, Washington on Thursday, June 18 from 2:00 in the afternoon to 8:00 in the evening. About the Tour Arrow The event is one of the many programs and initiatives of scouts that compromise a year- long celebration of the Order of the Arrow’s centennial anniversary. Four delegations of youth Arrowmen will travel to council camps and Scouting events to bring the scouting experience to Scouts and Arrowmen. There will be games,…
  • Mobile Vending University Pasco Specialty Kitchen In Pasco, WA

    2 Jul 2015 | 10:25 am
    This serves as an invitation to all entrepreneurs who wants to have a food business the mobile vending way, at the Pasco Specialty Kitchen, 110 S. 4th Avenue in Pasco, Washington on Saturday, July 11 from 10:00 in the morning to 12:00 in the afternoon. About the Event This is a business education series that is designed to build the mobile vending niche by teaching entrepreneurs the procedures, processes and strategies for success. It also focuses on the best practices, sharing tricks and tips that every entrepreneur should need to know to be able to run an efficient and cost-effective mobile…
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  • Dennis Miller Sells Beach House for $3.5 Million Below List

    Zillow
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:09 am
    Filed under: Buying, Celebrity Homes, Selling Riskin Associates via ZillowThe house features 6,000 feet in a beautiful cottage-style white but the real selling point is the 63 feet of beachfront. By Melissa Allison UPDATE: Comedian Dennis Miller and his wife sold their oceanside California mansion south of Santa Barbara for $19 million -- $3.5 million less than they were asking for the stylish estate. ORIGINAL POST 1/4/2015: The beach retreat Dennis Miller and wife Carolyn Espley-Miller are listing for $22.5 million has an office -- but the buyers should expect to accomplish very little…
  • 5 Ways to Handle the Eyesore Next Door Before You Sell

    Trulia
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:41 am
    Filed under: How To, Selling Getty Images By Laura Agadoni You're almost ready to put your house on the market when you realize it: The neighborhood eyesore is going to pose a problem. Sure, we know some people might view any attempts to hide an eyesore from view as being underhanded, sneaky, and designed to fool unsuspecting buyers. They might envision unscrupulous sellers and agents who keep their fingers crossed, just hoping no one spots the eyesore next door. If you feel that way, by all means, point out the junkyard behind you that's worthy of "American Pickers," the yard next door that…
  • Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick Sell at $750K Loss

    Zillow
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Filed under: Celebrity Homes, Selling ZillowThe Greenwich Village townhouse features six bedrooms and seven fireplaces, including this one in a bathroom. By Melissa Allison Maybe Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick should stick with flipping their hair. The savvy New Yorkers bought this Greenwich Village townhouse in 2011 for nearly $19 million. They put it on the market the next year, and after almost three years of trying to unload it, have finally found a buyer -- at $18.25 million, as first reported by Curbed. The couple and their children reportedly never lived in the…
  • Why Mom and Dad Should Charge Millennials Rent

    U.S. News
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:16 am
    Filed under: Investing, Lifestyle, Renting Getty Images By Erin Lowry The cliche of 20-somethings taking up refuge in their parents' basements is a now tired way to describe millennials. Unfortunately, it became a stereotype because it's true. Millennials have been known to graduate college, quit work or just opt out of adult life and scurry back to the nest. But for every millennial who ran home to mommy and daddy, there is a set of parents who allowed a grown child to linger in a state of arrested development without consequence. Which begs the question, what is a loving parent to do?
  • Mortgage Rates Break 4% Again Before Falling Back to 3.93%

    Zillow
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:41 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 3.93 percent Tuesday, down 2 basis points from the same time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose to 4.03 percent Friday and remained there through the weekend, then dropped to 3.88 percent Monday before returning to the current rate. "After moving higher on Friday, rates fell as markets absorbed the…
 
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  • Dennis Miller Sells Beach House for $3.5 Million Below List

    Zillow
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:09 am
    Filed under: Buying, Celebrity Homes, Selling Riskin Associates via ZillowThe house features 6,000 feet in a beautiful cottage-style white but the real selling point is the 63 feet of beachfront. By Melissa Allison UPDATE: Comedian Dennis Miller and his wife sold their oceanside California mansion south of Santa Barbara for $19 million -- $3.5 million less than they were asking for the stylish estate. ORIGINAL POST 1/4/2015: The beach retreat Dennis Miller and wife Carolyn Espley-Miller are listing for $22.5 million has an office -- but the buyers should expect to accomplish very little…
  • 5 Ways to Handle the Eyesore Next Door Before You Sell

    Trulia
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:41 am
    Filed under: How To, Selling Getty Images By Laura Agadoni You're almost ready to put your house on the market when you realize it: The neighborhood eyesore is going to pose a problem. Sure, we know some people might view any attempts to hide an eyesore from view as being underhanded, sneaky, and designed to fool unsuspecting buyers. They might envision unscrupulous sellers and agents who keep their fingers crossed, just hoping no one spots the eyesore next door. If you feel that way, by all means, point out the junkyard behind you that's worthy of "American Pickers," the yard next door that…
  • Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick Sell at $750K Loss

    Zillow
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Filed under: Celebrity Homes, Selling ZillowThe Greenwich Village townhouse features six bedrooms and seven fireplaces, including this one in a bathroom. By Melissa Allison Maybe Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick should stick with flipping their hair. The savvy New Yorkers bought this Greenwich Village townhouse in 2011 for nearly $19 million. They put it on the market the next year, and after almost three years of trying to unload it, have finally found a buyer -- at $18.25 million, as first reported by Curbed. The couple and their children reportedly never lived in the…
  • Why Mom and Dad Should Charge Millennials Rent

    U.S. News
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:16 am
    Filed under: Investing, Lifestyle, Renting Getty Images By Erin Lowry The cliche of 20-somethings taking up refuge in their parents' basements is a now tired way to describe millennials. Unfortunately, it became a stereotype because it's true. Millennials have been known to graduate college, quit work or just opt out of adult life and scurry back to the nest. But for every millennial who ran home to mommy and daddy, there is a set of parents who allowed a grown child to linger in a state of arrested development without consequence. Which begs the question, what is a loving parent to do?
  • Mortgage Rates Break 4% Again Before Falling Back to 3.93%

    Zillow
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:41 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 3.93 percent Tuesday, down 2 basis points from the same time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose to 4.03 percent Friday and remained there through the weekend, then dropped to 3.88 percent Monday before returning to the current rate. "After moving higher on Friday, rates fell as markets absorbed the…
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  • Developers Are Getting Busy at 3rd & Poplar!

    blogeditor
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:11 am
    http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/northern-liberties/liberty-estates-done-more-development-coming-nearby By: Jarek Cotto Nine, four-story homes have risen at 3rd & Poplar next former home of the Ortelibs Brewery. Back in the fall of 2011, plows began chomping the earth here along the 800 block of N. American St. Worked stopped abruptly and it looked like that project would be abandoned. In late 2012 however, new owners purchased the property for $1.1M, and by the end of 2013, buildings had started to rise.
  • FYI: Philly to D.C. on Public Transit? This May Become A Reality Soon.

    blogeditor
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:13 pm
    http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/25/indego-hits-100000-ride-mark/ By: Jarek Cotto The Sixers have to pay 3 million to the New Orleans Pelicans for not disclosing an injury Jrue Holiday had before trading. More here. Philly finally gets a Cheesecake Factory of its own. The 3 story building that houses the restaurant is located at 15th and Walnut. We couldn’t be more excited to add the Cheesecake Factory to the line up of Philly restaurants. Could there be a way to get from D.C. to Philly on public transit? There’s talks of making this happen. Find out more about it below. The…
  • FYI: Will A Liquor Privatization Act Finally Pass This Time Around?

    blogeditor
    15 Jun 2015 | 10:21 am
    http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/15/liquor-privatization-bill/ By: Jarek Cotto Over the weekend, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced the closing of 3 churches. These churches include Incarnation of Our Lord Church which is said to require $263,000 to repair masonry, Our Mother of Sorrows and Holy Savior Church. The archdiocese said in a statement, “This formal, canonical designation means that the churches will no longer serve as worship sites and will close as Roman Catholic churches.” A liquor privatization bill might actually pass in Pennsylvania this time around.
  • FYI: Made in America Will be Staying Exclusively in Philly This Summer.

    blogeditor
    8 Jun 2015 | 11:06 am
    http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/08/made-in-america-festival-staying-home-this-year/ By: Jarek Cotto The “Made in America” festival will be staying in its city of origin this year. The show scheduled for LA was cancelled, but there are rumors of a second free concert in New York. Pop up beer gardens are rising all across the city. Should they be required by law to get community input first? Cop stops robbery in Rising Sun pizzeria from a suspect who was literally firing blanks! More here. University of Pennsylvania has been added to the “most stressful” list…
  • FYI: Philly Will be Getting Its First Protected Bike Lanes.

    blogeditor
    1 Jun 2015 | 10:56 am
    http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/05/26/new-bike-lanes-philadelphia/ By: Jarek Cotto   Philly has tons of beautiful streets. You just need to know where to find them. Here’s a list of the 25 most beautiful streets in Philadelphia.   What are some of the most outrageous tourist destinations in Philly that are actually real? Here’s a list of 12 of them.   With the Pope’s arrival getting closer and closer it is no wonder why so many in the city are preparing. The Philadelphia Mural Arts program announced that the Pope will be getting his own mural at St. Malachy School.
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  • Just How Valuable Is Your Facebook Audience? After Watching This Video You Might Change Your Mind…

    Admin
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Last year Veritasium, “an educational science channel on YouTube” published this video and it’s worth watching every one of the eight minutes. Really. Really Really. While many still brag about the number of followers and likes and ‘hits’ they have (see: “If You Brag About Hits You Don’t Know What You Are Talking About“), as some men will tell you, it’s not about size, it’s about what you do with [them] that counts. Facebook remains the dominant social network and many spend advertising dollars to gain exposure to Facebook pages and…
  • Social Media Ads From the 1960′s ;)

    Admin
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
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  • Men vs. Women: Who Is More Active On Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Pinterest?

    Admin
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
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  • Housing Affordability — A Critical Issue For All Homebuyers

    Admin
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    In the market to purchase a residential property? We recently spoke with Kevin A. Crichton, President and COO of E Mortgage Management LLC (emmloans.com) a privately held, direct-endorsed nationwide lender, who offered a briefing on home affordability in today’s purchase environment. Cherry Hill, NJ – July 1, 2015 (PRNewswire) Commenting on housing affordability and low-down payment program options, Crichton, said: “Housing affordability is a critical factor for all residential homebuyers, especially in today’s economic environment. If you are in the market, do your…
  • Gary Vaynerchuk Discusses What Type of Content You Should Include in Your Real Estate Videos

    Admin
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Gary Vaynerchuk Gary Vaynerchuk is known for many things including Wine Library TV, social media consulting, video blogging, authoring, public speaking (including being the keynote speak at the Inman Connect event back in 2009) and being a long suffering NY Jets fan. He really understands social media and marketing which is reason alone to watch this video but especially from 5:42 forward where he answers the question: “If you were a REALTOR what kind of daily video content would you produce?” If you have the time try to watch the whole video (there’s also commentary about…
 
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  • Computers vs Real Estate Agents – friends or foes?

    Guest Author
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:01 pm
    Something we’ve been hearing a bit of late is the question of how likely computers are to replace real estate agents? Two Oxford University researchers, Frey and Osborne have worked out how susceptible real estate agents and other jobs are to computerisation. Those who plan for their children to follow them into the family real estate business should look away now. The Oxford Academics place the probability of real estate agents being replaced by computers at 86% – only 1 in 7 chance of survival. The robots aren’t about to come and change the locks on the real estate agent’s…
  • Homely launches national ‘Pay-My-Rent’ campaign, allowing Australians the chance to live rent free!

    Guest Author
    6 Apr 2015 | 6:26 pm
    Homely providing one lucky person with rent free living. 7th April 2015- Homely.com.au, the revolutionary new real estate website combining Australia’s most beautiful search experience with free property listings has today launched their ‘Pay-My-Rent’ sweepstakes, giving Australians the chance to live at home for free. One lucky person in Australia will have their rent paid for by the Homely team for four weeks up to the value of $5,000, allowing them the chance to save money or use the savings as a chance to indulge. The competition is open to all Australian residents as of now. CEO…
  • Google Events Plugin for Real Estate Agents

    Peter Farrell
    28 Mar 2015 | 9:12 am
    Real Estate Events Plugin for Agents. Seo for Real Estate in conjunction with Agentpoint has developed a plugin that adds the inspection and/or auction times in Google organic results for a property an agent has listed. Using Laing and Simmons in Double bay as a test case we are able to successfully list these times on a Google search for any one of their properties. How Google Displays the Inspection and Auction Times. Fully Automated Real Estate Events Plugin. This is a first for any real estate agent in Australia. This is a fully automated feature we have added to the www.lsdb.com.au…
  • Homely concludes a successful year with biggest bang yet.

    Guest Author
    7 Dec 2014 | 8:10 pm
    Homely adds to rapid expansion, with 300 First National offices joining the movement. 8th December 2014– Homely.com.au, the revolutionary new real estate website combining Australia’s most beautiful search experience with free property listings, has today announced that it will be displaying all of the homes for sale and rent from the First National Real Estate group. Off the back of a successful sponsorship of First National’s annual golf day on the Gold Coast, National Sales Director, Rocky Bartolotto, said the authority had been secured to syndicate all listings from the 300 plus…
  • Whats Gone Wrong at Squiiz.com.au? ***UPDATED***

    Glenn Batten
    1 Dec 2014 | 7:01 pm
    The team at Squiiz did an amazing job selling themselves and their concept to the industry to become partners in their yet to be released portal Squiiz.com.au. They gained the financial support from most of the national real estate groups and certainly the best wishes from the remainder.   Groups like PRDnationwide, Belle Property, Century 21, Harcourts, IRENE (Independent Real Estate Network of Excellence), LJ Hooker, Ray White, Raine & Horne and REMAX became partners in the venture.  Because of those connections they launched in Mid November with more than 200,000 properties on day…
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  • Eliminate Mortgage Insurance

    financemyhome1
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:02 am
    Why would you consider refinancing if your mortgage is only two or three years old and the rate is not considerably higher than what is currently available on new loans? Because you may be able to eliminate the mortgage insurance and have significant monthly savings. Many homes have seen their values rise in the past few years. The current loan-to-value ratio may be low enough to no longer require mortgage insurance. In some cases, a homeowner might actually pay a little higher rate than they currently have but lower their monthly payment dramatically because the mortgage insurance isn’t…
  • Grilling Safety

    financemyhome1
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:39 am
    More people grill in July than any other month. While grilling is all about good food, fun, friends and celebrations, it is important to make sure that accidents don’t interrupt your activities. Approximately half of the injuries involving grills are thermal burns. If you work with fire, there’s a chance of getting burned. • Only use BBQ grills outdoors and in ventilated areas. • Place the grill away from home or anything that could be flammable. • Keep grill stable. • Keep fire under control. • Keep children away from grill. • Never leave the grill unattended. • The grill…
  • Low Inventories

    financemyhome1
    18 Jun 2015 | 7:43 am
    Low inventories resulting in multiple offers are contributing to what experienced agents are calling the most challenging market they’ve ever worked. While buyers with resources may find the market difficult, purchasers with minimum cash and credit are struggling to find and get into a home. First-time buyers feel the impetus to purchase because they’re renting and are concerned about being priced out of the market with rapidly appreciating prices and rising interest rates. Sellers may not feel the same urgency because they already own a home. While they might find it appealing to change…
  • Take Pictures Now

    financemyhome1
    9 Jun 2015 | 9:11 am
    Preserve the memories you’re making by taking photographs of your home now. The pictures will remind you of the role your home played with your family and life. Reminiscing is easier when scrolling through pictures to remind you of people and times. One of the least heard regrets is that we should have taken more pictures. Shots to consider: • The front of the home from across the street • Times when your yard and plants looked exceptional • Holiday decorations • Special occasions in the homes like birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, etc. Home improvements • Major purchases for…
  • Make Your Offer Standout

    financemyhome1
    7 Jun 2015 | 8:29 am
    If a seller was looking at two offers for exactly the same price on their home, there would still be things that could make one standout more than the other. If there happens to be more than two offers, things can really get sticky for a buyer. For that reason, it is good to craft the most attractive offer possible because even if you don’t have competition now, another offer could come in during negotiations and derail all your efforts to that point. Anything that can give the seller the peace of mind that one contract will close on time and as agreed will make them more comfortable in…
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  • From Dorm to Houston Apartment: 4 Tips From Students

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:50 am
    Making the switch from dorm to a Houston apartment? Tips for students to help make the switch -- and smoothly.Are you moving out of the dorm and into your first student apartment? Congratulations! You can look forward to more privacy, more freedom, and more space, but there’s a lot you may miss about living in the dorm, too. We asked real students what they found most challenging about moving from dorm to apartment, and what tips they had for a smoother transition. Here’s what they suggested:   1. Having roommates helps. Dalton, 23, said that living with…
  • Houston 4th of July Pet Tips

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:25 am
    Keep your Houston pets safe and sane this July 4th holiday with these helpful tips from Houston Apartment Insiders.You love your pets, and you’ll do everything you can to keep them healthy, safe, and happy. Houston Apartment Insiders understands. That’s why we love to help pet owners find the perfect pet-friendly Houston apartment. And as you and your pets get ready to celebrate Independence Day, we offer you these tips to make sure they stay safe and healthy through the holiday:   Crowds and Parties It’s best to keep pets away from crowds and large, busy events. In…
  • Apartment Garden Inspiration: You Can Do It!

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    18 Jun 2015 | 5:46 am
    Start your very own apartment garden with these handy tips from Houston Apartment Insiders! Way to grow!A yard with a garden is a lot of work, but it’s a labor of love for many people. If you’re downsizing from a house to an apartment, whether you’re just moving within Houston or across the world, you may be missing your garden and lawn. You don’t have to give up your green thumb when you move to your Houston apartment. We’ve already posted about the joys of apartment gardening, how to make the most of a small space with vertical gardens (indoors and out), and…
  • Stocking Your First Apartment Kitchen

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    11 Jun 2015 | 6:04 am
    Ready to stock your first apartment? What should be on your shopping list? Houston Apartment Insiders has the scoop.If you’re moving from a dorm to a student apartment, or moving out of your parents’ house for the first time, you’ll need to provide quite a few things for yourself that you may have taken for granted until now. Figuring out what all you need to set up your Houston apartment on your own can be a daunting task, so we’re here to help. Our previous blog post, Setting Up Your First Apartment: The Essentials, lists several items first-time apartment dwellers…
  • Houston Trash Pickup, Recycling, and Composting

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    4 Jun 2015 | 4:46 am
    Need to clean out before you clear out? Houston apartment dwellers will love this guide to help dispose of hard-to-dispose-of items.Whether you’re moving to Houston or you’re already here and you’re downsizing before you move, it will help you to know the best ways to get rid of anything — especially if you care deeply about the environment. The most eco-friendly (and human-friendly) way to get rid of any item is to find someone else who can use it, and either sell it to them or give it to them. To do that, read our previous post, Eco-Friendly Ways to Get Rid of Stuff…
 
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  • Singapore Too Expensive for Decent Investment

    14 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Managers of the €1.6m Real Estate Capital Asia Partners (RECAP), SC Capital have said that property prices in Singapore need to drop another 30% before proving an attractive investment proposition. The fund managers recorded a loss of almost €11m when it sold 18 condos at upmarket Patterson Suites to Blackstone in January for €5700/sqm after acquiring the properties in 2011 for just over €6000/sqm. Founder of RECAP Mr Suchad Chiaranussatti said it was highly unlikely the fund would re-enter the Singapore residential market until a further decline of up to 30% is seen in…
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  • 10 Quick Tips on Downsizing Your Home

    Bill Gassett
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:44 am
    Has your home outgrown you? Are you living in this big house of which you only use a few rooms in a year (e.g. kitchen, living room, main bedroom and en-suite bathroom)? You more than likely haven’t set foot in any of the other rooms for months! Would moving to a smaller place be an [...]
  • Best Google+ Real Estate Articles June 2015

    Bill Gassett
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:21 am
    The Very Best Of Real Estate on Google Plus Google Plus is an excellent place to research the latest trends in real estate. You’ll find top Real Estate pros are sharing the latest info for sellers, buyers or homeowners who just want to keep an eye on the market. With so many great articles available [...]
  • 7 Biggest Obstacles of Selling a Property

    Bill Gassett
    12 Jun 2015 | 4:56 am
                            Whether you’ve lived in your home for a short period of time or for most of your life, selling it can certainly be an emotional and difficult matter in hand. The decision alone to sell your property takes a lot of careful thought [...]
  • Best Google+ Real Estate Articles May 2015

    Bill Gassett
    27 May 2015 | 5:02 am
    With so much great real estate content found daily on Google Plus, I think it’s important to recap and pull out those articles that really stood out. Every month, Bill Gassett asks a regular contributor to the Google Plus Real Estate group to gather the articles that meant the most to them into a “best [...]
  • Facts About The FSBO Vs Realtor Debate That You Need To Know

    Bill Gassett
    6 May 2015 | 5:01 am
                            Can you really sell your house by yourself? Yes, of course you can! But the question you have to ask is: What provides the biggest value to me as a homeowner? Perhaps you are looking to save costs? Or maybe save on the [...]
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  • L.A. Median Home Price Climbs to $475,000 in May, the Highest Value This Year

    Roxana Baiceanu
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:06 am
    After three consecutive years of growth, the L.A. housing market has gotten even hotter in the first months of this year. Both home prices and sales went up in May, although at a slower pace compared to the previous months. As you can see in the table below, the median home sale price in May reached a peak value of $475,000, slightly up from April’s $470,000 while the number of closed sales was 7,010. MonthMedian sale priceM-o-M changesNumber of salesM-o-M changes January$440,000down 1%4,689down 27% February$454,000up 3%4,659down 1% March$460,000up 1%6,605up 42%…
  • Infographic: The Billions Traded in Real Estate

    Roxana Baiceanu
    23 Jun 2015 | 7:50 am
    If you need help putting into perspective the billions that get traded in real estate, the latest research done by our friends at RENTCafé comes in handy The infographic they created shows that the value of all U.S. homes amounts to a staggering $26,500 billion, which is twice the value of all homes in Canada and the U.K. combined; the total outstanding mortgage loan in the U.S., however, is about 4 times bigger. When it comes to home sales, U.S. topped the list in 2014, with $1,200 billion in closed transactions, which is more than double the amount registered in both Canada and the…
  • Zoom In: Where Are the Most NYC Pre Foreclosures Hiding?

    Roxana Baiceanu
    10 Jun 2015 | 7:46 am
    Locating pre foreclosures — distressed properties which haven’t yet hit the auction block — in the tight NYC real estate market is not an easy thing. These properties have a special status because they are not yet foreclosures and cannot be found on regular listing websites. When investors search for pre foreclosures, the first thing they do after locating the property’s address is find the property owner’s contact info and this can all take a lot of time. To make it easier to visualize the NYC pre foreclosure activity over the last 2 years, we’ve…
  • The Cheapest Home Sales in Silicon Valley’s Most Expensive Zip Codes

    Roxana Baiceanu
    5 Jun 2015 | 5:56 am
    Can you call some of the most expensive zip codes in Silicon Valley home and still pay under $1 million? Taking into account the transactions closed in May in Silicon Valley’s hottest zip codes, the answer would be … only if you don’t mind living in a condo! The only properties we found under $700,000 were 3 one-bedroom apartments in Belmont and San Carlos; sale prices of residential houses started just slightly under $1 million. Here’s what was available “for a bargain” last month in one of the country’s most expensive real estate markets: #5.
  • America’s Best Cities for Religion

    Roxana Baiceanu
    3 Jun 2015 | 7:17 am
    If you think religion, which U.S. city first comes to mind? While we know that a city with many places of worship doesn’t necessarily become a “religious city,” we were still curious to find which of the largest metropolises have the most religious venues per population density. For this, we looked into our database of over 18 million properties and, for the cities we took into account, we counted the properties which are considered “for religious use.” Results: If you thought one of the Bible Belt locales made it to the #1 spot, you’re miles away…
 
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  • Gleannloch Farms TX | Gleannloch Farms Homes For Sale

    Rio Siochi
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:34 am
    Gleannloch Farms Spring Real Estate Guide Gleannloch Farms is a master-planned community in northwest Houston, about a mile east of SH 249. Formerly the site of an Arabian horse farm, Gleannloch Farms covers a 2,100-acre area northwest of another master-planned community, Champion Forest. The Gleannloch Farms development started in 2012 and is set for completion in June 2015. Houston-based Butler Brothers is the designer and builder of Gleannloch Farms. Like nearby Champion Forest, Gleannloch Farms showcases its own golf club. Homes come in 11 different floor plans, with sizes ranging from…
  • West University Home For Sale: 3420 Tangley

    alfie nollora
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:10 am
    3420 Tangley Rd Houston, TX 77005 Get more information: 3420 Tangley The quintessential West University brick manor! 3420 Tangley Rd, West University Place Expansive foyer wih central barrel hall beckons you into the home. Gracious formals, library, full bath, sprawling den, kitchen with upgraded appliances, fabulous cabinetry (featuring wonderful pull outs & finger touch glides) & breakfast area. Wall of French windows & doors lead out onto the comfortable covered patio, overlooking the backyard. Upstairs offers an over-sized master, separate study & 3 guest rooms (all with…
  • Eagle Springs Humble TX | Eagle Springs Homes For Sale

    Paige Martin
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:59 am
    Eagle Springs Humble TX Real Estate Guide Eagle Springs is a master-planned community just outside Beltway 8, south of FM 1960. The 1,360-acre new home community is located at the intersection of Atascocita Road and Timber Forest Drive. Eagle Springs Humble features several neighborhoods with new construction homes from different builders. The community opened in 2002, and quickly became one of the top-selling master-planned communities in northeast Houston. Eagle Springs is from Newland Communities (Cinco Ranch, Summerwood, and Telfair) and features homes from Chesmar Homes, Village…
  • Southgate Luxury Real Estate, Most Expensive Homes

    Paige Martin
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:48 am
    Most Expensive Southgate Houston Homes For Sale Southgate is a deed-restricted neighborhood with streets lined with mature oaks and beautifully renovated homes. Southgate luxury real estate are among the most popular in the Inner Loop, both for their location and accessibility. Central location: Located along the borders of Rice University and the Texas Medical Center, Southgate homes enjoy a central location near employment, cultural, retail, and entertainment hubs. Excellent accessibility: Southgate is located well within the Inner Loop, south of the Southwest Freeway. Main Street is a…
  • Harmony Spring TX Guide | Harmony Spring Homes For Sale

    Paige Martin
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:04 am
    Harmony Homes For Sale & Neighborhood Guide Harmony is a master-planned community in north Houston, east of Hardy Toll Road and I-45. Spanning a 1,000-acre area, Harmony is nestled north of Spring Creek Greenway, near the intersection of Rayford Road and Riley Fuzzell Road. Harmony sits south of the proposed Grand Parkway (SH 99 Toll Road) and a few miles east of the new ExxonMobil campus. Other master-planned communities, The Woodlands and Falls at Imperial Oaks, are also located nearby. Harmony is under Johnson Development, and features new construction homes from Perry Homes,…
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  • New Portland Trail Blazer Al-Farouq Aminu Wants a Renter for His L.A. Home

    Angela Colley
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Ronald Martinez/Getty Images NBA forward Al-Farouq Aminu opted out of his contract with the Dallas Mavericks after just one season in the Big D. Smart move! Aminu just signed a four-year, $30 million deal with the Portland Trail Blazers. And in the spirit of new beginnings, he’s ready to play the role of landlord in Los Angeles. The 6-foot-9 forward is renting out his home in Playa Vista, CA, for $6,000 a month. The three-story houserealtor.com Located in the prominent Capri Court II neighborhood, the three-story, three-bedroom home is more than your typical rental thanks to a…
  • Light It Up: Independence Homes Ranked on the Fireworks Index

    Claudine Zap
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    realtor.com Independence: It’s what the 13 colonies declared in 1776. It’s also the reason for the national holiday celebrating America’s birth with fun fireworks and delicious barbecue. But Independence is also the name of a town. Actually, it’s the name of many towns. We turned up nine cities across the country with homes for sale. Here’s a roundup of glowing homes located in the most American of cities, ranked on the not-at-all scientific Fireworks Index. Independence, VArealtor.com Independence, Virginia Address: 800 Hidden Valley Ln Price: $219,900 Pyrotechnic: Sparkler…
  • Ex-MLB All-Star Randy Winn Is Selling Beautiful Spread in California

    Jamie Wiebe
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Brad Mangin/MLB Photos via Getty Images Four years after his retirement, former All-Star outfielder (and current baseball analyst for Comcast SportsNet Bay Area) Randy Winn is selling his five-bedroom home in Blackhawk, CA, for $1.85 million. The half-acre, tree-lined property abuts the edge of Mount Diablo State Park and features a shady backyard custom-made for entertaining and viewing the surrounding hills. The living area next to the wrought-iron staircase and railingsrealtor.com Inside, an elaborately detailed stairway with a wrought-iron railing leads to a Juliet balcony…
  • Lost River Modern: A West Virginia Cabin Provides a Retreat From Urban Chaos

    John N. Frank
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:42 pm
    realtor.com This 2,048-square-foot Danish modern home, located only two hours from Washington, DC, would be a perfect retreat for those seeking a quick getaway from the hustle and bustle of the nation’s capital, says agent Jesse Halpern. The Lost River area of West Virginia has long been a place to escape urban congestion. In fact, the region’s reputation as a getaway dates to when Revolutionary War hero Henry “Light-Horse Harry” Lee built a vacation cabin in the area, Halpern notes. Lost River Modernrealtor.com But this three-bedroom, two-bathroom home, listed for $399,000,…
  • If These Walls Could Talk: Real Estate Built During the American Revolution

    Shira Levine
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:40 pm
    realtor.com With Independence Day coming up, we waxed architecturally historic—a #TBT all the way to the 18th century to pay residential homage to homes built to last. And boy, did these homes last! Since 1776 was the year this great nation declared its independence, we decided to start celebrating today by checking out the stunning, curious, and well-maintained real estate built during the 18th century. We’ve come a long way since the days of the  Revolution. Happy Fourth of July, America! Location: 2445 Bingley Rd., Fenner, NY Price: $469,000 The deets: Built on 14 acres in…
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  • New Home Search Feature- First Floor Master

    Massachusetts Realtor
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:14 am
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent I am finding lately that I am working more and more with home buyers that are downsizing.  For many home buyers that have owned a home for many years and they find it is time to downsize, they are looking for homes that have a first floor master bedroom. I have added the ability to search for homes with 1st floor master bedrooms on my online home search.  You must be registered to use the first floor master feature.  But, registration is free, unfortunately our local Multiple Listing…
  • You Don’t Know What you Don’t Know!

    Massachusetts Realtor
    23 Jun 2015 | 11:52 am
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent It amazes me how many home buyers are blindly running around with little or no guidance. This article will discuss 6 Home Buying Mistakes. I have been doing real estate full time for 13 years.  It took me 5 years before I really felt comfortable with what I was doing.  I spend 50+ hours a week immersed in the business of real estate and have been involved in hundreds and hundreds of real estate transactions.  Let me tell you as a home buyer you don’t know what you don’t…
  • What does Adobe Photoshop have to do with Real Estate?

    Massachusetts Realtor
    11 Jun 2015 | 2:02 pm
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent As a photographer turned turned real estate agent,  I have learned over the years that great real estate photography sells homes.  If you don’t think so read this article about real estate photography with some great statistics and home buyer patterns.   The study goes to show you have about 20 seconds to capture a home buyers attention on the internet.  If you don’t you have lost them. Adobe Photoshop and Real Estate Photography So what does Adobe Photoshop have to do…
  • 10 Algonquin Avenue, Andover MA 01810 for Sale- MLS#71849388

    Massachusetts Realtor
    10 Jun 2015 | 11:11 am
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent 10 Algonquin Avenue, Andover MA 01810 Status:  Active Price: $600,000 Living Area: 3174 sq feet Lot Size: .85 acres Baths: 2 full  2 half Beds: 4 Taxes: $11,265 10 Algonquin Avenue, Andover MA is located in the desirable Indian Ridge neighborhood.  Indian Ridge continues to be a desirable neighborhood because of its close proximity to schools, the downtown and routes 93 and 495.   Indian Ridge is a group of streets around the Indian Ridge Golf course and is made up of similar…
  • For Sale- 91 Foster Road, Tewksbury MA 01876- MLS# 71835470

    Massachusetts Realtor
    14 May 2015 | 1:21 pm
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent 91 Foster Road, Tewksbury MA 01876 Status- For Sale MLS#-  71835470 Living Area- 2054 Bedrooms- 3 Baths- 3 Full Price- $410,000 Acreage- .83 see full details 91 Foster Road is located in Tewksbury MA (01876), not far from the town center.  The location of 91 Foster puts you at the heart of Tewksbury’s shopping and schools.  It also gives good access to all the major highways in the area.  Directions to 91 Foster Road are Route 38 to Chandler to Foster or Route 38 to Colonial…
 
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  • April Home Price Gains Ease Slightly According to Latest Data

    Allison Halliday
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:31 am
    The S & P/Case Shiller Home Price Indices was recently released for April this year and shows that home prices continued to increase across the country over the last year. Year on year, price gains were slightly lower compared to the previous months with the composite index and gaining 4.6% while the 20 city composite gained 4.9%. The highest year on year gains were seen in San Francisco and in Denver with increases of 10% and 10.3% respectively during the last year. In Dallas, prices increased by 8.8%. In addition, nine cities reported that prices were increasing more quickly in the year…
  • Johnny Depp lists private French village for $25.76M

    Mike Wheatley
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:31 pm
    Got $25.76m going spare? We suggest you put in an offer on Johnny Depp’s French village. Yes, you did read that right. The Pirates Of The Caribbean actor owns an huge plot of land, just 17 miles from celebrity haunt St Tropez. Johnny snapped up the tiny town – which is made up of 12 different structures thought to be built in the 1800s – back in 2011, Variety Magazine reported. Amber Heard’s handsome 52-year-old husband has spent the last 15 years renovating the space near Plan-de-la-Tour which spans an impressive 37 acres. Johnny’s small slice of France includes…
  • Negotiation Strategies for Buying a Home

    Guest Author
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:16 pm
    A negotiation strategy is very different from a negotiation style. From diplomat to pit bull, everyone has their own specific way of getting what they want. However, the strategy used for negotiation the purchase of a new home should be based on facts: the real estate market when a purchase is being made, the actual property and the seller’s requirements. Quality real estate agents such as Colin Crowell have quite a bit of expertise when it comes to actual market value in certain areas. In many cases, agents who have been around for quite a while have seen all the different homes that have…
  • 5 critical things every new homeowner should do

    Guest Author
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:12 pm
    Few days can compare to the pure adrenaline thrill of buying your first home. But when you’re out searching for your dream home, it’s important to keep in mind realistic future expenditures such as repairs and upgrades. Every perfect home has a few unexpected expenses lying in wait, and discovering the flaws and blemishes early on can save you a world of problems years down the road. Before signing the dotted line, here are five critically important things to know while evaluating your new home: Get Your Hands on the Drainage Diagram Your parents never told you this, but it is…
  • Memphis Real Estate Investing Facts

    Brian Kline
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:09 am
    Memphis remains a hidden treasure when it comes to investing in real estate – both commercial and residential. Memphis is well known as the main distribution center not only for the southeast but as a world caliber distribution and transportation hub. This is due to the city’s unique geographical location that includes the second largest freight and cargo airport in the world and it is the third largest inland trucking capital due to the many major freeways and highways that intersect at Memphis. Memphis also boasts four rail and highway bridges crossing the mighty Mississippi…
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    Showing Suite

  • What They Don’t Tell You – Real Estate Market Trends

    Brianna Collier
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Everyone has an opinion about residential real estate market trends. Most predictions have merit, while some of them are just a shot in the dark. The focus tends to be on the volatility of housing prices, predictions on how long the mortgage lending rates will remain at record lows, and the influx of Millennial home buyers. All the while you are bombarded with across the board forecasts by economists and analysts predicting how the market will be affected in the coming years. Many real estate forecasts don’t always reflect both short term and long term market conditions. The focus is…
  • 4 Real Estate Career Mistakes You Can’t Afford

    Brianna Collier
    23 Jun 2015 | 9:30 am
    Would you say a lot of time, effort, and money has been put in moving your real estate career forward? You’ve (hopefully) learned some things that work and things that don’t – probably the hard way. Time to save you some not to fun lessons down the line. Time to put on the “I’m thinking 5-10 years down the line” glasses because if we don’t, the hard work you are doing now won’t matter then. What they didn’t tell you getting into this career was that there is a lot of working without any payoff. A client will come along that looks…
  • How to Get a Free Month of Showing Suite

    Brianna Collier
    10 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    It has arrived. The moment you’ve all been waiting for. The Showing Suite referral program.   Love Showing Suite? Love a free month even more? Current subscribers can refer friends, family, and colleagues to Showing Suite and get a free 30 days on their Showing Suite account for EACH referral that signs up.     What’s in it for your referrals? Free 60 day coupon off of Showing Suite.     How to get started: 1. Sign up for the referral program: If you are currently a Showing Suite subscriber you can sign up here: ShowingSuite.com. Click on the “Get a…
  • Showing Suite – the MiIlennial’s Tech Tool for Home Buying

    Mike Martinez
    8 Jun 2015 | 10:36 am
      I just ran across a fascinating blog post by Nicole Weinberger, an associate at Commercial Brokers International. CBI is a commercial real estate firm based in LA. As a regular contributor, Nicole follows market trends and finds compelling truths in the button-down confines of the commercial real estate zeitgeist. Nicole recently posted A Millennial’s Perspective on Commercial Real Estate. Millennials, or Generation Y, were born between 1980 and the late ’90s. In case you weren’t watching the trending tab, the story that millennials don’t care about buying homes is so 2014…
  • Stop by our booth at the REALTORS Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo!

    Brianna Collier
    11 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Its that time of year again, REALTORS Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, DC! This year has a lot in store – over 100 Exhibitors will be in attendance – like us! Check out our booth #224 and stop by for some give-aways and insider tips for our upcoming product releases. (click picture below to see our location and the conference layout)     With a jam-packed schedule you’ll have plenty of opportunity to hit all sorts of meetings and stay up-date on what is happening in the world of real estate. For those of you that need a refresher – the…
 
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  • How Should Lenders Handle False Occupancy Claims on Mortgage Applications?

    admin
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:33 am
    Feigning occupancy to land a mortgage is the most common type of mortgage fraud perpetrated on lenders. On an average more than half of the claims made every year contain some level of occupancy misrepresentation. Such claims put lenders in a difficult situation, as based on their misrepresentations, lending institutions channel funds to close the real estate transactions. The smug notion that one white lie doesn’t really harm anyone is in fact a federal crime, and lenders should be prepared to deal with such misleading claims. Occupancy fraud refers to situations when a prospect makes…
  • Mortgage Rates Roundup for June 2015

    admin
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:02 am
    As June draws to a close, we’re taking a look back at what’s happened to the mortgage industry over the course of the last month. Extreme market volatility has been a major factor for the entire industry lately, and it’s certainly had an impact on mortgage rates. As you might expect, any changes in the domestic and worldwide markets has repercussions that can be felt throughout the business world, and mortgage rates are no exception. Mortgage Rates Fluctuating Mortgage rates dropped a bit recently, even though the overall numbers are close to the highs in 2015. Lenders have stayed…
  • The Implications of Bank of America’s Supreme Court Win over “Underwater” Homes

    admin
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:36 am
    In a recent judgment, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a second mortgage on an “underwater” home cannot be treated invalid during bankruptcy. To explain what this recent win means and how it affects lenders, it’s important to understand the history behind the concept of lien stripping. This means that homeowners who file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy are eligible to void or “strip off” a second mortgage on the home provided they meet guidelines. In order to be eligible for this, the debt owed to the holder of the first mortgage must be greater than the current value of the…
  • Making Prepayment Penalties More Transparent Can Actually Help Lenders

    admin
    27 Jun 2015 | 8:25 am
    Imagine putting yourself in the borrower’s shoes and facing a 2.79% fixed rate, with three and a half years still remaining on the term. What if you were quoted a $50,000 penalty for paying the remainder of the mortgage? This seems off the charts, but unfortunately, it happens more often than people realize. Cases like this can happen every day, and this can seem extremely unfair from the borrower’s perspective. One of the reasons that these prepayment penalties seem shielded is because it’s not clear upfront whether they exist. The lender might have it listed in the fine print, but in…
  • How Expert Mortgage Assistance Can Help You with TRID Implementation

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    19 Jun 2015 | 3:35 am
    Being in the lending marketplace requires an awareness of all the regulatory rules and evolving information in the industry, and this summer is no exception. The most important issue on the mortgage landscape this summer is the TRID or the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure. The basic purpose of this rule is to roll together four currently existing disclosures under one umbrella. Previously, TILA and RESPA disclosures may have been separate, but this new rule requires that all four disclosures for closed-end credit transactions be consolidated into two primary forms, if those transactions are…
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  • ForSaleByOwner Social Media Sales Kit

    ForSaleByOwner
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:52 am
    Social media revolutionized the Internet and ushered in the age of Web 2.0. Home sellers can leverage the marketing potential of sites like Facebook and Twitter to help them with their sale. While knowing when to post and what content users find most engaging are essential tools in your social media sales kit, you’ll want to get creative to make your listing stand apart and reach more buyers. Building a Foundation You don’t need to be a social media guru to get your core community of friends and family to help build buzz about your home. Keep these essential tips at the forefront when you…
  • The Real Cost of Staging Your Home

    ForSaleByOwner
    24 Jun 2015 | 11:26 am
    As a home stager, the number one question I’m asked on a daily basis is, “How much will it cost to stage my home?” While every home is unique and the cost depends on how much it takes to get your home “show ready”, the truth is that you can’t afford not to stage your home. Getting a realistic estimate on home staging can be difficult, but it starts by evaluating the amount of work it will take to get your home prepped and ready for potential buyers to view the space. Is your home vacant? Then you’ll need to rent furniture and accessories. Is it outdated? Then…
  • 10 Tips to Stage for Maximum Curb Appeal

    ForSaleByOwner
    10 Jun 2015 | 1:20 pm
    What would you see if you stood in front of your home right now? Would the siding, landscaping and walkways be eye-catching or drab and dirty? Maximizing your curb appeal offers a great return on investment by making it easier to market your home and even adding thousands of dollars to your asking price. I recently took a walk through my neighborhood in Queens, New York and I couldn’t believe how many homes with for sale signs had overgrown grass, dead flower beds, crumbling stoops and missing shingles or siding. Buyers want to see that a seller has taken care of their home, so as daunting…
  • Most Popular Homes For Sale By Owner in May

    ForSaleByOwner
    2 Jun 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Interested buyers flocked to these five homes for sale by owner in May. What did these sellers do to get so much attention? One word: marketing. Many sellers worry that they won’t be able to market their home as well as an agent and so they choose to pay a professional. What they don’t realize is that they can take advantage of the agent’s secret weapon – the MLS – for hundreds of dollars instead of thousands and get the same exposure to buyers. These sellers made the most of a simple marketing planand put their homes on the MLS. 1. 39642 Primrose Court, Sauk…
  • 5 Most Important Rooms to Stage

    ForSaleByOwner
    21 May 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Preparing a home for sale can be a daunting task for homeowners who have limited time and resources to get the job done. Use this guide to tackle the rooms buyers care about the most and get your home ready to sell. 1. Living Room The living room is important because it’s where everyone in the home congregates. Buyers want to make sure they’ll have enough room to relax, entertain and enjoy time with family and friends. Home Repairs to Focus On Pay special attention to the floors and walls. If you have a carpet consider professionally steam cleaning it or even replacing it with a more…
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  • Home depot kohler toilets santa rosa

    Alessia Barbara
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:00 pm
    donnar57 I'm not so fastidious, maybe, but I've gotta an American Standard white bathe/a jazz band, a pale Kohler Santa Rosa drees, and a white Home Depot stigma sink, all within a few performance of each other. I personally cannot reveal if there's a contest in the "white". Donna Like Bookmark October 28, 2013 at 11:01PM I'm not so fastidious, possibly, but I've got an American Standard white tub/a jazz group, a white Kohler Santa Rosa dressing, and a darling Home Depot grade drop, all within a few feet of each other. I individually cannot tell if there's a variance in the "white". Donna…
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    Alessia Barbara
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:56 pm
    As a remodeler, I take big pride in my work. I have always found that the utmost way to affirm a useful esteem is to do a great jab. A key ingredient in virtuous performance is to utility property products. For years, I have specified Kohler plumbing products. I practice what I preach. I have 3 baths equipped with Kohler products. I also have 2 scullery penetrate with Kohler faucets. Last death, I suffer a call that the Kohler Forte faucet which I had induct 3 years ago was not communicate any burning moisten. All of my clients are special to me. I straightway grasp my waterworks weapon bag…
  • The Benefits Of Sunlight For Health

    Alessia Barbara
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:10 am
    Sun, who had no idea with the largest astronomical objects that are visible when this afternoon. The Sun is central in our solar system. A day in the life – today all beings on Earth is in need of rays of the Sun. Sunlight is needed for the sake of the survival of living things on the Earth. But we all also know, there is definitely a shortage of excess are reversed, so too the sun behind its benefits certainly also there is danger. Here we describe one by one the benefits and dangers of the Sun. We start with the course of the direct benefits of sunlight amazon plus. The Benefits Of…
  • How to avoid headaches when painting your home

    Alessia Barbara
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:04 am
    INTERIOR PAINTING - Prep How to Steer clear of the Head aches Later Interior Prep - Safeguarding your house -Move and/or cover furniture. Not just so that they do not get fresh paint in it but additionally to allow enough room to operate. -Clean walls by having an all-purpose household cleaner. This removes grime, dust, etc. from permitting the fresh paint to stick to the wall. You'll should also clean in the top lower to prevent streaks. -Patch any holes or irregularities on your wall. Drywall compound can fill an opening. For cracks you ought to get a bit more thorough. use abs plastic mesh…
  • Toshiba Satellite M500 Notebook Computer With 14.1-inch Wxga Display Powered By Gma Hd Graphics

    Alessia Barbara
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:25 pm
    If you value computer systems portable and also you wanted to understand two great options to purchasing latterly, since you could advise the Toshiba Satellite M500 and Onki R504A7B two very efficient machines that stick out as getting RAM to 4 GB. The Toshiba Satellite M500 Notebook PC is operated by 2.1 GHz Apple Core 2 Duo Processor T6500 with 2-Megabytes L2 Cache, @800 MHz FSB featuring Mobile Apple 965GML Express Chipset Mainboard,toshiba laptop Battery, 4-GB DDR2 667 MHz SDRAM, 320-GB 5400 revoltions per minute SATA hard drive operated by a brand new three dimensional Motion Sensor with…
 
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  • Creepy Gmail Add-ons

    Chris Clark
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:52 am
    I have a Gmail account but I rarely use it for anything other than testing. But I have to say, there are so many good free and low-cost add-ons that it makes me, a longtime desktop Outlook user, very jealous.  Organizational tools,  ticklers, self-destructing emails… And being a cloud based service means it’s so much […] Source: CREOutsider
  • Bitcoin, Blockchains & Smart Contracts – A Short & Maybe Scary Guide

    Chris Clark
    17 Jun 2015 | 5:49 am
    I’ve seen a lot of articles, listened to “the kids” talk about it – and I’ve been trying my best to ignore Bitcoin. But after reading that RE/Max was partnering with GoCoin for rent payments, NASDAQ was testing out the platform and Overstock.com’s blockchain bond issue (and acceptance of Bitcoins), I figured it was about […] Source: CREOutsider
  • More CRE Apps Featuring Buildout

    Chris Clark
    10 Jun 2015 | 5:54 am
    Buildout I’ve heard a lot of good things about Buildout, a cloud based marketing platform, and after talking with developer Kris Krisco, I know why. Buildout has to be the most user friendly, comprehensive marketing tool I’ve ever seen. Yes, they have template based flyers and docs but they take them a step further by […] Source: CREOutsider
  • Automating Tasks with IFTTT and Zapier

    Chris Clark
    3 Jun 2015 | 5:52 am
    Wouldn’t it be nice if all your apps and social networks talked to each other? Enter something in one app, it’s entered somewhere else. Post something on LinkedIn and send it out to Facebook. Many cloud apps already have built in integration with other cloud apps. Sending something to DropBox seems to be an option […] Source: CREOutsider
  • Interview With a Millennial

    Chris Clark
    27 May 2015 | 5:54 am
    I had the opportunity to interview Richard Lewis, an intern who worked at a commercial real estate brokerage for several months earlier this year. A local university student majoring in Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises, most of his internship involved introducing social networking to agents. Of course, I had to know how that went but I […] Source: CREOutsider
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  • Current Mortgage Rates for Thursday, July 2, 2015

    Staff
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:12 pm
    As we head into the holiday weekend, mortgage interest rates seem to be staying fairly consistent, rising only.06% over last week. Said Sean Becketti, Chief Economist for Freddie Mac: “Overseas events are generating significant day-to-day volatility in interest rates. Nonetheless, the week-to-week impact on most rates was modest — the 30-year mortgage rate increased just 6 bps, to 4.08 percent. The MBA composite index of mortgage applications fell 4.7 percent in response to what is now three consecutive weeks of mortgage rates over 4 percent. Other measures, however, confirmed…
  • Factors to Consider When Investing in Real Estate

    Evan Potter
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    The real estate market is improving in many parts of the country. So if you’re thinking about investing in real estate, now might be the time to get your feet wet. Real estate investing can be quite profitable. Some investors make a comfortable living buying and flipping properties — putting tens of thousands of dollars in their pockets in only a few weeks. Meanwhile, other investors take a different approach and move into a home they’re fixing up with plans to sell for a profit in two or three years. No matter the approach you take, investing in real estate generates cash…
  • Favorite Foods of the Founding Fathers

    Carter Wessman
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:28 am
    Every year on the 4th of July, people across America take it upon themselves to cook, grill, bake, and barbecue their favorite foods. While our modern meals are certainly delicious, if your goal is to out-American your fellow patriots this holiday weekend, a good place to start is by eating the favorite foods of our founding fathers. 1. John Adams John Adams usually maintained a modest New England style appetite, however, he certainly enjoyed some lavish dinners from time to time. On such occasions, the table might be set with cakes, tarts, creams, trifles, jellies, sweetmeats, and assorted…
  • Current Mortgage Rates for Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    Michael Kraus
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:29 am
    Greece giveth, Greece taketh away.  The last couple of days have been somewhat of a roller-coast ride for mortgage backed securities, with most of the price action a result of headlines out of Europe on the Greek situation.  MBS rallied on Monday, lost a little ground yesterday, and have opened much lower today, apparently on optimism that the Greek situation will work itself out.  Frankly, I think that’s far from assured, but bonds are selling off, and mortgage rates are rising this morning.  C’est la vie.  More on Greece after the jump. There’s been a lot of domestic…
  • What Does It Mean to Be Pre­-Approved for a Mortgage?

    Jim McNiff
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:16 am
    Wouldn’t it be nice to know what you can afford before shopping for a house? With a mortgage pre-­approval, this is exactly what happens. Getting pre­-approved for a mortgage isn’t required to look at properties or bid on a home but there are advantages to meeting with a lender beforehand. Pre-approvals help eliminate the guesswork when shopping for a property. Mortgage lenders can determine early on whether you qualify for a home loan and how much you can afford. Therefore, you don’t waste time looking at houses outside your budget. A pre­-approval also tells realtors…
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  • Monte Hewett Homes featured on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio

    Kayla Morgan
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:19 am
    Monte Hewett, CEO of Monte Hewett Homes, is today’s All About Real Estate guest on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio. Having helped design more than 30 Atlanta neighborhoods, Monte Hewett has set the standard for building homes in highly desirable, in-town communities. After receiving a construction management degree from Colorado State in 1984, Monte Hewett was [...]
  • Around Atlanta Talks Beer with Publik Draft House

    Cherron Garrett
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Eddie Johnson, managing partner of Publik Draft House and founder of The Great Southern Beer Competition, is today’s Around Atlanta guest on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio. After years of working in the Atlanta restaurant industry, Eddie decided that opening a pub would fill a void missing in the Atlanta restaurant market. During the real estate [...]
  • Piedmont Residential Featured on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio’s Deal of the Week

    Cherron Garrett
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Builder Piedmont Residential is featured in this week’s Deal of the Week segment on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio. The metro Atlanta new home builder is extending a buyer incentive of $3,500 toward closing costs on inventory and presale homes, in any Piedmont Residential community, with the use of one of its preferred lenders! In [...]
  • Fidelity Bank Featured on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio

    Cherron Garrett
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:47 am
    Amy Buynoski, vice president, and mortgage banker with Fidelity Bank and Mickey Schilling, mortgage business development manager and vice president with Fidelity Bank, are guests on this week’s All About Real Estate episode of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio. During our interview, Amy and Mickey gave us a little background on Fidelity Bank, which is [...]
  • Chick-fil-A Talks History and Backstage Tours on Around Atlanta

    Cherron Garrett
    25 Jun 2015 | 10:25 am
    Juilet Hall, senior manager of community affairs for Chick-fil-A and director of external affairs for The Chick-fil-A- Foundation, stopped by Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio’s Around Atlanta edition this week. Julia spoke with us about the company, its values, and how we can all get in on the behind-the-scenes action with the Chick-fil-A Backstage Tour! Hall [...]
 
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  • Beware: Moving Mistakes That Will Cost You

    Jessica Ryan
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:03 am
    Planning to move in peak season? Consult your wallet first! Every time you end up saying “If only I had done it that way instead of this way!” you regret an action or a course of events that could have been easily altered by as little as careful planning and insightful thinking. Sometimes, a little research is all that it takes to make an informed decision and avoid great troubles. When it comes to a residential move, for example, researching all your options, planning ahead, and paying meticulous attention to every aspect of the overwhelming moving process can make all the difference…
  • Packing Checklist: How To Pack For A Move In 60 Steps

    Joshua Green
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:30 am
    Hear, hear! My name is Domo Kun and I will help you pack up your house for a move in exactly 60 packing steps. Ready to roll up your sleeves? If you happen to be a thrill-seeker by nature, forget about shocking horror movies or horrifying psychological thrillers. All you need to hear is the dreaded combination of the words PACKING and MOVING, and you’ll have your blood run cold faster than a moving truck speeding on the highway. When facing a residential move across the country, packing for a move will become, willingly or unwillingly, your action sport to keep your adrenaline pumping…
  • Top 14 Tips For Moving During The Peak Season

    Jessica Ryan
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:02 am
    Plan your perfect move! If you are a perfectionist by nature, you probably strive for flawlessness and set excessively high performance standards that apply to everything and everyone. You aim for superb results and you are ready to sacrifice much of your own time, energy, and money to achieve them. If the outcome, however, is not as good as you planned it to be, you may be overwhelmed by anxiety, self-criticism and depression, even if it’s not your fault. Moving house is a fine example of such a problematic event can go wrong regardless of any careful planning and great efforts, much to…
  • Top 5 Money-Saving Tips After Moving To A New City

    Joshua Green
    23 Jun 2015 | 7:29 am
    Curious to learn the best ways to save money after moving to an expensive city? Read on! Did you just move to a new city? Moving from one house to another can be an expensive affair so let’s just hope you did create a moving budget and you did stick to it through all stages of the moving process. To control your move and manage your finances at the same time is perfectly feasible as long as you know your relocation costs in advance. How is your family budget holding up after the big move? Having moved to a new town or city, there are always a host of good questions with not so good answers.
  • Top 15 Worst Things That Could Happen To You During A Move

    Jessica Ryan
    18 Jun 2015 | 7:22 am
    Moving can be horrible even if you are not moving to a haunted house. Whether you enjoy horror movies and psychological thrillers or not, you probably know that they skillfully combine elements of mystery, drama, action and terror to engender sophisticated plot twists, increased suspense and emotional upheaval. However, even if you are a true fan of the genre and find it very exciting and enjoyable, you will certainly prefer to avoid similar situations in real life. And while there is little chance that you will ever come across mythical monsters walking the city streets or will be haunted by…
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    Calgary Real Estate Blog

  • 6 Places To Find A Date Near McKenzie Towne, Calgary

    Crystal Tost
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:50 am
    In this article based upon fun things to do in Calgary, I'll speak on the topic of 6 places to find yourself a date near McKenzie Towne. Hi, I'm Crystal Tost, with 18 years of experience and proven results proudly helping buyers and sellers, I am your best asset for success in the McKenzie Towne real estate market. If you're interested in buying a home in this elegant urban community, view McKenzie Towne homes for sale. I know the entire McKenzie Towne real estate market inside and out and have the awards, reviews and testimonials to back it up. As an…
  • 13 Ways To Stage Your Calgary Condo For Sale

    Crystal Tost
    23 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    In this article based upon Calgary real estate, I'll speak on the topic of 13 ways to stage your Calgary condo for sale. Hi, I'm Crystal Tost, with 18 years of experience and proven results proudly helping buyers and sellers, I am your best asset for success in the Calgary real estate market. If you're interested in buying a Condo, view Calgary condos for sale. I know the entire Calgary real estate market inside and out and have the awards, reviews and testimonials to back it up. As an award winning Calgary REALTOR®, I can help you with all…
  • Fun Things to Do In Calgary: Battalion Park

    Crystal Tost
    23 Jun 2015 | 1:39 am
    In this article based upon Altadore real estate, I'll speak on the topic of Fun Things to Do In Calgary: Battalion Park. Hi, I'm Crystal Tost, with 18 years of experience and proven results proudly helping buyers and sellers, I am your best asset for success in the Altadore real estate market. If you're interested in buying a home in this luxury community, view Altadore homes for sale. I know the entire Altadore real estate market inside and out and have the awards, reviews and testimonials to back it up. As an award winning Calgary REALTOR®, I…
  • Altadore Homes For Sale, 6 Must Do’s Before Buying

    Crystal Tost
    10 Jun 2015 | 8:09 pm
    In this article based upon Altadore real estate, I'll speak on the topic of 6 Must Do’s Before Buying a Home In Altadore, Calgary. I'm Crystal Tost and I've been proudly serving the Altadore real estate community since 1997. I know the entire Altadore real estate market inside and out and have the awards, reviews and testimonials to back it up. As an award winning Calgary REALTOR®, I can help you with all aspects of Calgary Real Estate. Enjoy the article, leave a comment and feel free to contact me other ways. Buying a home is one of the most amazing things you can do in your life,…
  • Calgary Homes For Sale Have Sales Drop

    Crystal Tost
    4 May 2015 | 3:37 am
    Calgary homes for sale have sales drop consecutively for fifth straight month in 2015. CREB statistics show that Calgary home supply may be coming to a crawl in response to the slowdown. New listings were around three thousand last month which is an eighteen percent drop from  2014. All data provided is from the Calgary Real Estate Board. Ann-Marie Lurie, chief economist with CREB states “While conditions continue to favor the buyer, both the months of supply and the sales to new listings ratio, which represent measures of market balance, tightened in April. If this trend…
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  • Historic District Houses Retain Their Value

    Karen Highland
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Value in Historic Homes Historic homes generally hold their value. Even in a down economy, when all housing is depreciating, historic homes don’t tend to depreciate at the same alarming rate. In what is now referred to as the housing crash, every home in the country has lost some value in the last 10 years. How much depends on the local market, remember: All real estate is local. Even after a national real estate recession, historic homes are still a good value, and studies show that they have not lost their value at the rate that the modern “McMansions” have. The…
  • 2231 Village Square Road, Worman’s Mill Frederick Md 21701

    Karen Highland
    27 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    Townhouse Home in Worman’s Mill Frederick Md This Colonial townhome is located in beautiful Worman’s Mill Community. It boasts three bedrooms, three full baths and lots of living space to enjoy. The home has been updated and upgraded, with granite counters and stainless steel in the kitchen. The custom glass backsplash shines with contemporary flair. The kitchen peninsula provides extra seating and flows into a family room with gas fireplace. Shining hardwood floors, crown moldings, light-filled rooms and tasteful neutral decor and cabinetry make this move-in ready home a…
  • Four Simple Steps Before You Buy Your First Home

    Karen Highland
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:22 am
    Simple Steps Before Buying Your First Frederick Home Buying your first home in the Frederick real estate market can be exciting, exhausting, fulfilling, overwhelming, exhilerating, and yes, even scary. But every single time we work with first-time buyers, the end result is thrilling! [for the buyers too!] Buying a home is never an event, it is a process.  The steps in that process, however, have not changed much over the years. 1.Make sure you have good credit. Gone are the crazy days of the ‘mirror-fog’ test loans. (“If you can fog a mirror, you’ve got a loan!”) We are back to…
  • Insulation Tips for Homeowners From Our Favorite Home Inspector

    Karen Highland
    23 Jun 2015 | 5:10 am
    Insulation Tips for Frederick Homeowners Our favorite home inspector has put together this helpful article about the best insulation in your home: Insulation for a Comfortable Home Half of the energy used to heat or cool a home can simply leak outside without proper insulation. A properly insulated home makes life more comfortable, saves money on heating and cooling, and decreases the impact of fossil fuel use on the environment. Some types of insulation can even make a home more soundproof. To have an adequately insulated house you need enough insulation, you need the right type of…
  • What Kind of Real Estate Market Do We See in Frederick in 2015?

    Karen Highland
    19 Jun 2015 | 10:06 am
    Sometimes, we need to look at the market from a historical perspective in order to understand where we really are today.  Real Estate markets are constantly changing, prices and trends can be, and often are, different that they were as little as 3 to 6 months ago.  But overall, we usually find ourselves in either a buyers’ market, or a sellers’ market, and of course, that tricky “transitional” market between. The basics of markets have everything to do with supply and demand. And what’s true in one market is not necessarily true in another market. Remember: All Real Estate…
 
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  • Everyone Wants In: The Demand for CRE Investments

    Jonas222
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:32 am
    If it seems that everyone wants a part of the commercial real estate action, that’s because investors across the spectrum, from millennials to the high-net worth individuals, are actively participating in deals. read more
  • Office Investors Benefit from Rising Rents

    Jonas222
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:12 am
    Office fundamentals point to a positive second half of the year. As this recent GlobeSt.com article explains, effective rents for Class A space are at a four-year high, as of 2014, with about 75 percent of the markets enjoying increases at or above 5 percent. Which markets are the best bet for investors? read more
  • Millennials Influence the Hotel Sector

    Jonas222
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:06 am
    Millennials are one of the driving forces behind multifamily develop and retail trends, so it’s only logical that their power would move into the world of travel and hospitality. According to this report from National Real Estate Investor, hotel chains—think Marriott, Hilton, and Hyatt—want to make sure their guests’ needs and lifestyle preferences are met, and are tailoring everything from snacks to spaces to millennial customers. read more
  • For Investment, Student Housing Gets the Grade

    Jonas222
    19 Jun 2015 | 8:26 am
    With college enrollment expected to continue to trend upward, student housing developers are rolling out plans for more communities across the nation. read more
  • Industrial Buoyed by Fundamentals

    Jonas222
    17 Jun 2015 | 8:24 am
    The great news for the industrial sector is that there’s expected continued momentum for the second half of the year. The even greater news? Across the U.S., rental rates continue to tick upward, making the success story for industrial investors even brighter. read more
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  • How to Get More Showings When Selling Your House in Lethbridge

    Karri Flatla
    18 Jun 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Whether they are shopping in Lethbridge or beyond, the vast majority of today’s homebuyers are looking at houses online first. Long before they step foot into an open house and definitely long before they ever call a REALTOR®, buyers are previewing properties at their convenience, in the privacy of their home (or maybe at work… ahem). […]
  • Lethbridge Real Estate Market Update: May 2015

    Karri Flatla
    4 Jun 2015 | 2:57 pm
    City of Lethbridge – Single Family Homes May 2015: Sales to active listings ratio: 25% (150/598) For same month last year: 26% (165/629) Average sale price: $311,361 For same month last year: $294,017 Average Cumulative Days on Market: 74 For same month last year: 78 PENDING sales as of this post date: 54 May 2015, Year-to-Date: Total number of sales: 537 For same […]
  • Lethbridge Real Estate Market Update: April 2015

    Karri Flatla
    11 May 2015 | 1:50 pm
    City of Lethbridge – Single Family Homes April 2015: Sales to active listings ratio: 19% (113/600) For same month last year: 19% (116/605) Average sale price: $304,550 For same month last year: $296,720 Average Cumulative Days on Market: 102 For same month last year: 104 PENDING sales as of this post date: 51 April 2015, Year-to-Date: Total number of sales: 388 For same […]
  • Lethbridge Real Estate Video Tip: “Why Are They Selling?”

    Karri Flatla
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:53 am
    When you ask the listing agent on a property, “Why are they selling?” a good agent will tell you that s/he represents the seller and therefore is entrusted to keep that information confidential. An excellent agent will go one step further and ask if you are currently represented (and what that means if you’re unsure). […]
  • ‘Good Enough’ is NOT Good Enough (Real Estate Video Rant)

    Karri Flatla
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:33 am
    Buying or selling a house is the most gravitational transaction of a person’s LIFE. It’s a multi-hundred thousand dollar decision that has an effect on EVERYTHING. Your happiness. Your stress. Your family. Your lifestyle. How well you sleep at night… maybe how well you sleep at night for the next ten years. In spite of […]
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  • How to Breathe New Life into Old Real Estate Leads

    Candace Green
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Real estate leads are extremely valuable. Leads that turn into prospects, then clients, then closed clients are especially valuable. But what about those leads that don’t turn into anything? Are they a dead end? Should they just be thrown away? Not so fast. Old real estate leads are still important, they just need some encouragement. They may need a little help moving through the process. They need some extra attention. That’s where lead nurturing comes into play. Not every single lead may be interested in buying or selling their home today, but that doesn’t make them less…
  • I Can’t Believe This is Happening to Me!

    Bruce Keith
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    Ever have one of those weeks where “the sky is falling” and nothing seems to go right? Sometimes no matter what you do the chips don’t fall your way. That hot new listing you were hoping for signs up with a competitor, your best buyer lead decides to put things off for six months, even your car turns against you and breaks down on the way to work! It happens… these are the things that seemingly are sent to test us.… Read the rest
  • Common Misconceptions about Real Estate Contact Management

    Candace Green
    27 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    You may have heard some things through the grapevine about real estate contact management. Maybe some of what you’ve heard is contradictory or confusing and you aren’t sure what to believe. Either way, there are certain misconceptions about real estate contact management that need to be cleared up. We’re here to do just that. Let’s start: Misconception: Having a CRM is more work than it’s worth. Truth: You may be intimidated about the initial set up process for a CRM. Sure, setup can seem daunting, but with the right team by your side, it can be a breeze.… Read the…
  • Who Am I? Identity Crisis Plagues Real Estate Agents

    Candace Green
    25 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    Today I’m shaing a post with you from Christopher Williams on Inman.  Identifying a personal brand is a challenge all REALTORS face, and Christopher offers thoughtful action items to help you understand and communicate your own brand.  Once you know who you are, use tools like your real estate CRM to spread the word to your prospects and past clients and make your brand known! Christopher writes: When I ask other Realtors to tell me about their brands, I am told, “I don’t have a logo yet.” It seems everyone thinks their brand is their logo.… Read the rest
  • Effective Email Marketing for Real Estate Sales Reps

    Candace Green
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:34 am
    This post first appeared on REM Online. See the original article here. Most sales reps know that one of the keys to long-term success is to keep in touch with prospects and past clients.  But when you’re pulled in a thousand different directions, keep-in-touch marketing can be one of the first things to suffer.  Email marketing to the rescue! Recent studies continue to prove that email is one of the most powerful and cost-effective marketing strategies available, with a far higher ROI than media darlings such as social media marketing.… Read the rest
 
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    Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088

  • What are Warner Robins GA Homes Worth in May 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    27 Jun 2015 | 10:10 am
    What are Warner Robins GA Homes Worth in May 2015 Consumers who are aspiring to know “What are Warner Robins GA homes worth in May 2015?” have definitely come to the right place to get that answer. In addition, we will peel back the rest of the market and see exactly what the real estate market in Warner […] The post What are Warner Robins GA Homes Worth in May 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • What are Perry GA Homes Worth in May 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    27 Jun 2015 | 9:32 am
    What are Perry GA Homes Worth in May 2015? With a bevy of real estate buyers, investors, and sellers asking “What are Perry GA homes worth in May 2015?” it is a great time to answer that question and many others about the real estate market in Perry GA. Currently, this market is balanced with 7 […] The post What are Perry GA Homes Worth in May 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • What are Kathleen GA Homes Worth in May 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    27 Jun 2015 | 7:43 am
    What are Kathleen GA Homes Worth in May 2015 Real estate buyers and sellers in Houston County are itching to know “What are Kathleen GA Homes Worth in May 2015“. Fortunately, you have come to the right place to find out the answer to that question and several others! With only 3 months worth of […] The post What are Kathleen GA Homes Worth in May 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • What are Centerville GA Homes Worth in May 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    27 Jun 2015 | 7:15 am
    What are Centerville GA Homes Worth in May 2015 Real estate buyers, investors, and sellers who are wondering “What are Centerville GA Homes Worth in May 2015″ will have the answer to that question and several more in this month’s real estate report. Sales uncharacteristically went down this past month as consumers found homes in other […] The post What are Centerville GA Homes Worth in May 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • 3 Tips to Select a Mortgage Lender

    Anita Clark Realtor
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:45 pm
    Three Tips to Select a Mortgage Lender The process for selecting real estate agents and mortgage lenders is often similar, with the main difference being your search will turn up several non-local lenders that may be a good fit for your particular lending needs. Whatever your methodology is, these tips to select a mortgage lender […] The post 3 Tips to Select a Mortgage Lender appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
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    Real Estate Valuation | IRR on Real Estate blog

  • Rooftop gardens are sprouting up in St. Louis, and why banks in Vegas aren’t gambling

    Ray Cirz
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:52 am
    Here are the news stories you might have missed this week: The New York Times: In St. Louis, an urban farmer uses a rooftop and food to spur renewal The seeds of the rooftop garden movement are sprouting in America’s largest cities – and building owners are taking notice. Take St. Louis, a city that has seen incredible population growth, and multiple conversions of industrial buildings into apartments and condos. Now, building owners in St. …
  • NASDAQ: PLAY – A Guest Post from Llenrock Group

    Ray Cirz
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:30 pm
    This post from Eric Hawthorn is part of our Llenrock Group guest post series and originally appeared on the Llenrock Group blog. Today we’re taking on a fun subject: entertainment and dining establishment Dave & Buster’s (NASDAQ: PLAY), which returned to the public stock market last fall in an IPO that raised $94MM (sure, it’s not the Hilton IPO’s more than $2B, but it’s certainly not a bad haul for a chain of approximately 70 arcades). The company …
  • More evidence proves the death of suburban office parks, and big hotels are splitting in two

    Ray Cirz
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:43 am
    Here are the news stories you might have missed this week: GlobeSt.com: Class A rent growth goes nationwide It’s a good time to be an office landlord. Office rents are up throughout the country, and tenant-effective rents jumped to the largest year-over-year gain in four years. In about two thirds of U.S. markets, effective rents increased by more than five percent, and a few markets like Denver, Houston, and Philadelphia saw effective rents move past …
  • There’s a Renaissance happening in Savannah, and a rags to riches story for Kansas City alleys

    Ray Cirz
    19 Jun 2015 | 10:11 am
    Here are the news stories you might have missed this week: The New York Times: In Savannah, where change is slow, an art district is catching on Savannah artists have long been trying to restore the city’s art district, but recently, the area has transitioned into the masterpiece citizens always hoped it would be. The area, called the Starland District, is filled with art galleries, retail stores, restaurants, and offices, and developers only predict continued …
  • The “B” word floating around New York City hotels, and one Atlanta project is turning heads

    Ray Cirz
    15 Jun 2015 | 7:03 am
    Here are the news stories you might have missed last week: Commercial Observer: A glut of NYC hotels is making some hospitality experts throw around the ‘B’ word If you’re visiting New York City, you shouldn’t have any problem booking a hotel room: More than 8 million rooms have been built in the Big Apple since 2009. But this trend is causing worry among industry experts. As more supply comes online, demand is weakening, and by …
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    The Oatley Team

  • Home of the Week: 517 Nickleby Way

    Laura
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:32 pm
    The Oatley Team Our Home of the Week: 517 Nickleby Way- four bedrooms, four bath home is located in the desirable Copperfield Neighborhood. You will find plenty of space to park cars in the three car garage! The home has a large lot with IRRiGATION system. You will also find beautiful hardwood flooring, 3-Zone HVAC System, PELLA windows, […] Laura
  • Home of the Week: 14224 Troon Dr.

    Laura
    24 Jun 2015 | 2:41 pm
    The Oatley Team Our Home of the Week: 14224 Troon Drive is a gorgeous patio home. You will find a beautifully updated brick end unit ranch style patio! This fantastic unit features a huge kitchen with newer stainless steel profile line appliances, cherry cabinetry, corian countertops, tile backsplash, desk nook, and raised breakfast bar, open dining room withtray […] Laura
  • Home of the Week: 1302 Provident Creek Ct.

    Laura
    12 Jun 2015 | 2:12 pm
    The Oatley Team Beautiful NEW four bedroom, three bath all brick walkout ranch on private cul-de-sac. This gorgeous home features an eat in kitchen with center island, granite, stainless steel appliances, pendant lighting, open great room with vaulted tray ceiling and fireplace, front dining room withcustom ceiling, large master suite with tray ceiling, granite dual sinks, large tiled […] Laura
  • Home of the Week: 9617 Moorfield Circle

    Laura
    8 Jun 2015 | 4:59 pm
    The Oatley Team Our Home of the Week: 9617 Moorfield Circle is stunning! You will find four beautiful bedrooms, 3.5 baths with updates on .36 acres! This gorgeous house boasts a completely new kitchen with Cambria Quartz, Crystal Cherry cabinets with pantry slide-outs, mosaic tile backsplash, Profile stainless steel appliances, open dining room with brick fireplace, large expanded […] Laura
  • Home of the Week: 17513 Mimich Way

    Laura
    31 May 2015 | 8:57 am
    The Oatley Team 17513 Mimcih was is a beautiful 5BR, 3.5 BA finished walkout was bult by one of Louisville’s most premier builders and features loads of extras. This gorgeous home has a large bay window eat in kitchen with maple cabinetry and breakfast bar. A great spot to enjoy a snack or breakfast before heading out for […] Laura
 
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    PropertyCluster.com Blog

  • Top 5 Reasons – Why Do Real Estate Investors Fail

    Rebecca
    22 Jun 2015 | 4:28 am
    Regardless of what endeavour you undertake, you always want to succeed. However, the harsh reality is people do fail in spite of the hard work they put in. Some of the reasons for failure are negligence, silly mistakes and being complacent. Failure is quite common to real estate investors and sometimes it can be so severe that these investors can get bankrupt. But why do real estate investors fail? What are the mistakes that they make? Here are the five major reasons: Image Courtesy of khunaspix / FreeDigitalPhotos.net 1. Too Many Risks It all starts with risks which is inherent in…
  • Tips to Strategize Right Price for Your Property

    Rebecca
    27 May 2015 | 2:10 am
    Selling a home is unlike selling any other asset that you’ve ever put on market for re-sale. It involves huge emotions and costs at the same time. Yet, one needs to be prudent in pricing the property as it is the biggest factor that closes a deal. An undervalued property raises suspicions and an overpriced property becomes unaffordable, so you need to give much attention to appropriateness of the pricing. Here we list simple rules that need to be followed like commandments in order to prohibit oneself from making mistakes. Do Your Homework Putting the price tag and listing on the market…
  • What You Really Need To Know About Real Estate Investment

    Rebecca
    13 Apr 2015 | 3:35 am
    One of the biggest issues plaguing the economy these days is real estate investment. It is strange indeed but in spite of the great housing crash in America some time ago, people are still inclined to believe their homes are safe long-term investment solutions. It is even considered the best long-term investment. Over long periods of time, housing prices begin waning. This is a fact and history is proof of it. The popular notion shared by people is that the value of their home will eventually outweigh the cost of inflation. This is not necessarily so. The idea that home prices will increase…
  • Rent or Lease – Make your Right Choice

    Rebecca
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:36 am
    This debate of whether a rent agreement is better than a lease is like whether ice-cream is better than soft drinks. If you look from the eyes of the tenant, a rent agreement could be better than a lease and vice-versa for a landlord. But before we delve deep in the argument, we should understand what is a rent agreement and what is a lease agreement. Rent Agreement A rent agreement is one where a tenant agrees to pay rent for a given period of time. Rent agreement is usually for a short period of time (mostly a 30 day period) and it could be either renewed or discontinued by either party.
  • What You Should Know When Selling a Home with Mold

    Rebecca
    11 Mar 2015 | 11:09 pm
    Selling your home is a big decision and among the many things you will consider, make sure mold growth is one of them. This is because if the house you wish to sell has a problem of mold you are legally bound to inform the prospective buyer or the appraiser /real estate agent. Mold has been known to cause many health issues so there are both health and legal issues to consider before selling a home with mold. As a seller you need to know the risks of selling a home with mold, the potential health hazards it could pose to those buying your home as well as the laws which offer some amount of…
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    Ocean View Real Estate

  • Living Legends – a community to redefine life in Dubai

    Holly Woolston
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Dubailand project, Living Legends, is set to house over 500 villas, apartments, school, shops and local amenities. Situated on the outskirts of the city, Dubailand is a part of the Emirate which is accessible to all major parts of Dubai, while still offering more space more your money. Although building did cease in Dubailand following the 2007-2008 crash, construction started soon after, with some of the city’s most well known areas now falling under the Dubailand neighbourhood. Dubai Sports City, Al Barari, Motor City, Remraam community and The Villa are popular communities for families…
  • Luxury in Dubai is getting more affordable with MAG5

    Holly Woolston
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:54 am
    Property developers MAG release their new, cheaper accommodation options near Dubai World Central Dubai property developers, MAG has announced their plans to build affordable accommodation near the newly opened Dubai World Central airport. Close to where the main Expo2020 venues will be, this will offer residents a fantastic location, while still remaining cheaper prices, as it is a little further out from the city than most communities. Studios will start at AED449,000, which is a lot lower than studios in the likes of nearby Dubai Marina or JLT. The housing is also set to bring low rents to…
  • Life on Palm Jumeirah – Anantara Residences Palm Jumeirah

    Holly Woolston
    16 Jun 2015 | 4:49 am
    Anantara Residences on Palm Jumeirah offer high end living to Dubai residnets. Palm Jumeirah is one of the most sought after locations in Dubai with apartments and villas reaching high prices. Although you can find a good deal, with the properties having great locations and good living spaces, the Palm is known for its high quality, high price and world recognized luxury. Only on the Palm can you live on an artificially made island, next door to the Atlantis Hotel, but still within 10 minutes of the rest of Dubai. Residences within hotels are great living options for busy businessmen or…
  • How to make your home look like a show home in 5 steps!

    Holly Woolston
    9 Jun 2015 | 7:19 am
    Top 5 tips on how to make sure your Dubai property looks like a show home, without having to pay for an interior designer! We all want a home that we can be proud of and most of the time when we open home décor magazines we are filled with envy on how ‘the other half’ live. Well, with these top tips you can make sure your Dubai property is oozing style and sophistication and appears to have been designing by an expert. 1) Consider what your eyes see When you first enter an empty room, what do your eyes automatically focus on? Is there a feature of the room or a plain wall, for example…
  • How to make your property in Dubai a safer place to live

    Holly Woolston
    1 Jun 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Ensure your property in Dubai is safe while you travel during the summer months. As summer approaches and many Dubai residents set sail for cooler pastures, we look at some of the best ways to make sure your property is safe while you travel. Install a burglar alarm This may be the most obvious of decisions, but a fantastic way to deter burglars is to install a burglar alarm system, especially if you live in a villa or large house. If you do not want to pay the high price for an alarm system, another proven way to deter burglars is to have a fake alarm fixed to the front of your home, so it…
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    Philadelphia Real Estate Blog

  • Now available: No-hassle luxury townhome living on the Delaware waterfront at BridgeView

    1 Jul 2015 | 6:42 am
    We know some of you out there are demanding. You want: a large townhome with all the latest luxury amenities a location on the Delaware waterfront that's also close to shopping, dining and entertainment options a worry-free lifestyle with no need to keep up with maintenance issues As of today, we have what you're looking for. It's called BridgeView, and it's a brand-new luxury gated community of 75 rental townhomes at the south edge of Penn's Landing, where Queen Village meets the Delaware riverfront. These new construction townhomes sport sleek contemporary design and offer all the luxury…
  • Fixes for common mortgage problems, III: Too much debt

    29 Jun 2015 | 5:36 am
    Owe too much on these? Your mortgage lender may decline to pile a house on top of them. If so, your lender's doing you a favor. If you need to buy a house now, however, read on. If you've followed the advice we've offered in previous installments in this series, you shouldn't encounter this problem when you apply for a mortgage. But if you do find your mortgage application gets rejected because you have too much outstanding debt, the fix for this is simple: Pay off as big a chunk of that debt as you can, as quickly as you can. This is one of the few mortgage problems for which no good…
  • Weekend Pick: Set sail for the Delaware riverfront

    25 Jun 2015 | 4:27 am
    Vive le France! General Lafayette and his French forces helped turn the tide of the Revolutionary War toward ultimate success for the Americans. L'Hermoine, the ship that brought the general to America, is touring the Eastern Seaboard this year to commemorate the 1780 voyage She pays a call on Philadelphia beginning today as part of the Tall Ships Philadelphia-Camden Festival. Not since Philadelphia turned 300 have so many wind-powered ships converged on the central Delaware riverfront. Back in 1982, 34 sailing ships paraded up the Delaware to salute the city's tricentennial. Only 10 of…
  • Restaurant news: Fishtown pizzeria proclaimed best in America

    24 Jun 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Save yourself a little time: take a look at Beddia's menu of pies, taking care to note the many local producers who supply the ingredients. You'll be all ready for an outstanding experience when you get there. If you haven't yet tried Pizzeria Beddia in Fishtown, you may want to wait a while, for the lines are going to be longer now that Bon Appétit has pronounced its pie "The Best Pizza in America." "Pizzeria Beddia was one of those beautiful eating experiences that still haunts me," author Andrew Knowlton wrote in his review and profile of owner/chef Joe Beddia. "It was just me and that…
  • Fixes for common mortgage problems, II: Credit problems

    24 Jun 2015 | 4:48 am
    Problems with your credit mean problems getting a mortgage. The problems need not be fatal to your effort, though: Depending on what they are, you may be able to do something about them. In earlier posts in this series, we stressed the importance of good credit in obtaining a mortgage and outlined steps you could take to get your credit up to snuff. But it may not always be possible for a would-be buyer to have all his or her credit ducks in a row when the time comes to apply for a mortgage. Less-than-good credit will cost you, but it may not prove fatal to your effort to land a home loan if…
 
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    The Truth About Mortgage.com

  • USDA Home Loans Are About to Get More Expensive

    Colin Robertson
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:05 pm
    While the government has been busy lowering costs for FHA loans, it seems the opposite will happen for USDA home loans, which are one of the few avenues left to obtain a mortgage with no money down. In a nutshell, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s single-family housing program offers mortgages to borrowers in rural areas [&hellip
  • The Greeks Aren’t Making Their Mortgage Payments

    Colin Robertson
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:56 pm
    And who could blame them…what with their entire financial system in complete disarray. The Greek situation is a mess, as you’ve probably heard. The government has fallen behind on its payments to creditors and citizens have made a run on the banks. There’s apparently no money left to lend (probably no new mortgages) and maybe [&hellip
  • Harvard: Renting Is the New Buying, But It’s Unaffordable

    Colin Robertson
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:19 pm
    The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University released the 2015 edition of The State of the Nation’s Housing report this week and it wasn’t pretty. The report basically highlighted the fact that the homeownership rate has dropped to the lowest level in recent history, while renting has simultaneously surged. Last year, the U.S. [&hellip
  • Realtor and Airbnb Team Up to Let People Try Before They Buy

    Colin Robertson
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Consider this common scenario. You really like a house and decide to make an offer. After winning a bidding war and perhaps paying a little more than you wanted, that dream house is yours. Once it comes time to move in, you start to observe things you didn’t initially notice. Yep, it turns out you [&hellip
  • Owning a Home Costs Nearly $10,000 a Year Not Including the Mortgage

    Colin Robertson
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:47 am
    A lot of folks I know who rent are still hot on the idea of homeownership, but it’s important not to overlook all the costs involved with purchasing a piece of a property. It’s not uncommon for prospective home buyers to simply look at the monthly mortgage payment, otherwise known as the principal and interest [&hellip
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    Beazer Homes Blog

  • Looking for a New Home Before it’s Back to School? Make it count with Beazer Homes’ Drawings for a Difference Contest

    The Beazer Homes
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:01 am
    It’s always sad to see summer go, but you can make the transition a little more enjoyable for your kids with Beazer’s Drawings for a Difference Contest! Now through August 9th, you can enter here by submitting your little artist(s) dream home drawing for a chance to win one of three great prizes:   a $300, $200 or $100 Staples® gift card for back-to-school shopping! You can also enter by taking a picture of the dream home drawing and posting it on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #BeazerGives. After submitting your entry, log on to Beazer’s Facebook page to vote on your…
  • Visit our Dallas Miramonte Grand Opening for Your Chance to Win!

    The Beazer Homes
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Don’t miss your chance to be one of the first to see our stunning new Dallas master planned community, Miramonte. Join us starting at 11:00 AM until 6:00 PM to tour our brand new model home. The event will also feature delicious refreshments as well as entertainment. Event attendees who fill out a registration form during the Grand Opening will be eligible to win one of three great prizes: a Big Green Egg® grill, a Yeti® cooler or Omaha Steaks gift card (official rules below). Come see for yourself what makes this community ideal for you and your family. Slated to feature an amenities…
  • Las Vegas Realtor Tours Beazer’s Weston Hills Community

    The Beazer Homes
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:26 am
    NOT YOUR PARENT’S HOME OF OLD I recently toured the Beazer Homes, Weston Hills community in Henderson, NV. I quickly learned how the Beazer Homes product of today is not our parent’s home from the past. Many home builders provide high quality structures and interesting floor plans, but Beazer Homes takes construction and engineering to the next level. Beazer utilizes building science techniques to develop innovative, leading-edge and high performance strategies. These engineering strategies are integrated with the latest energy efficient technology available. That’s all well and good,…
  • You’ve Moved Into Your New Home, Now What?

    The Beazer Homes
    15 Jun 2015 | 5:30 am
    Tips from U-Haul on unpacking, organizing and decorating post move The moving truck’s empty, returned and you’re facing a house full of boxes. Where do you start? How do you do it all without getting overwhelmed? Don’t fret! These tips will show you how to tackle unpack, organize and decorate in no time! Unpacking:  The key to easy unpacking begins with smart packing. If you can, label your boxes properly- you can even use smart tape to color code and label at the same time. If you didn’t opt for careful packing, that’s okay too. Group your boxes by room and tackle…
  • Sherwin-Williams June Color of the Month: Decisive Yellow

    The Beazer Homes
    10 Jun 2015 | 6:43 am
    Photo courtesy of Sherwin-Williams® This sunny color of the month is inspired by letting the sun shine in as we embrace summer. The temperatures are heating up and so will the friendly atmosphere in your home with this hue.   Whether you’re trying to add some vivacity to a small space like a laundry room, or just looking to live out loud in a kitchen, this color can accomplish it. Peruse these images from our friends at Sherwin-Williams to see how others have used this color in their space. Love the idea of this color, but not sure about the boldness? Try coordinating colors like Yellow…
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    Atlanta Real Estate Forum

  • Monte Hewett Homes featured on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio

    Kayla Morgan
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:19 am
    Monte Hewett, CEO of Monte Hewett Homes, is today’s All About Real Estate guest on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio. Having helped design more than 30 Atlanta neighborhoods, Monte Hewett has set the standard for building homes in highly desirable, in-town communities. After receiving a construction management degree from Colorado State in 1984, Monte Hewett was [...]
  • Epic Development Prepares to Close Two Homes in Riverside Walk Community

    Epic Development
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:04 am
    Award-winning Atlanta-area home builder, Epic Development, is excited to announce that it will be closing on two homes in its newest community, Riverside Walk. The closings are scheduled to take place this month and potential new homeowners can still buy in this highly sought-after area, as there are still homes available for purchase in the [...]
  • How to Move on a Budget

    Bethany
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:48 am
    As we all know, moving can get expensive quickly. It always seems like you have more stuff than you first calculated for in your budget. According to the American Moving and Storage Association, it costs an average of $1,200 for the average in-state move and more than $5,000 for the average out-of-state move. Moving doesn’t have [...]
  • Traton Homes Now Hiring Multiple Positions

    Traton Homes
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:25 am
    For over 40 years, Traton Homes has been one of metro Atlanta’s leading home builders. If you’re looking to join this award-wining team of building professionals, you’re in luck! Traton Homes is now hiring three different positions: a Quality Coordinator, Design Consultant and Accounts Payable & Receivable I & II – all based out of [...]
  • SR Homes Featuring Summer New Home Incentives in Select Communities

    SR Homes
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Buyers looking for a new home this summer will want to hear about this special opportunity from SR Homes. The locally owned and operated Top Atlanta builder is now offering an exceptional selection of incentives on any new home in three of its communities. In addition to purchasing a dream home, buyers will have the chance [...]
 
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    louisvillegalsrealestateblog.com

  • The 12 Week Year – Achieve Your Goals In Record Time

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:38 am
      I have to tell you I love this book! The “12 Week Year” was written by Brian Moran and Michael Lennington.  The basic idea of this book is that you can get more done in 12 weeks than others do in 12 months when you implement the concepts outlined in the 12 Week Year. […] The post The 12 Week Year – Achieve Your Goals In Record Time appeared first on .
  • Why Aren’t There More Successful Women In Real Estate Investing?

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:37 pm
      Most people that have known me for any amount of time know that I am passionate about seeing more women become successful real estate investors.   There are successful women in real estate investing, but in most cases women have traditionally viewed this field as being a “man’s world”. There is no doubt that there […] The post Why Aren’t There More Successful Women In Real Estate Investing? appeared first on .
  • Finding Deals and Funding Deals; the 2 Biggest Problems Real Estate Investors Have

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:23 am
      When you ask investors what their 2 biggest problems are, it doesn’t matter what part of the country they are in. The answer is always the same. Finding deals and funding deals.  That’s what I’m going to talk about today.  How do you fix that problem?   Finding Deals It’s essential for anyone that […] The post Finding Deals and Funding Deals; the 2 Biggest Problems Real Estate Investors Have appeared first on .
  • The Effects of FEMA’s New Flood Insurance Law on Real Estate Investors

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:06 am
      It used to be that if a real estate investor considered buying a property in a designated flood zone the only concern was the additional $500-$600 annual premium the new owner would face as a result of their home purchase.  As you know, standard homeowners insurance does not cover flood damage so mortgage companies […] The post The Effects of FEMA’s New Flood Insurance Law on Real Estate Investors appeared first on .
  • Doing JV Deals with a Partner in another State with Nasar El-aribi and Chris Seder – Podcast #57

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:13 am
    Today’s podcast is going to really enlighten you about doing JV deals when your partner lives in another state. My guests are Nasar El-aribi and Chris Seder.  Nasar is from Charlotte, NC and his JV partner Chris Seder Billings, MT.   You are going to learn how these two guys on opposite sides of the country […] The post Doing JV Deals with a Partner in another State with Nasar El-aribi and Chris Seder – Podcast #57 appeared first on .
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  • Magic Mike stars flaunt their hot real estate stuff

    3 Jul 2015 | 10:36 am
    Photo: The Agency (via Zillow) Magic Mike XXL arrives in UK cinemas this weekend, but while audiences fan themselves in cinemas, real estate watchers will be doing the same, as the stars prove themselves as agile in the property market as they are on stage.Earlier this year, Joe Manganiello, who has won his own legion of female fans thanks to his performance in True Blood, put his bachelor pad in Los Angeles on the market. The home on a quarter-acre estate carried a not-insubstantial price tag of $1.995 million, offering curves (in its swimming pool) and well-placed foliage (in the tropical…
  • SJP and Broderick fail to flip NY home

    3 Jul 2015 | 10:28 am
    Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker have comprehensively failed to flip their New York Home. The star couple picked up the 6,800-square-foot townhouse in 2011 for the celebrity-worthy price of $19 million, before renovating the place and listing it the following year for the hiked up price of $25 million. After that failed to find a buyer, they cut that price to $22 million, then $19.95 million, only to finally find a buyer this year, reports Curbed, for $18.25 million. Ouch.USA, Celebrity Homes
  • OnTheMarket predicted to boost Rightmove dominance

    3 Jul 2015 | 10:14 am
    Estate agent-owned OnTheMarket is predicted to boost Rightmove's dominance in the UK portal industry.The site, which was launched by a collective of agents to disrupt the sector and prevent the duopoly of Rightmove and Zoopla, has had the number two portal firmly in its sights, thanks to a one-other-portal rule that requires any clients to only advertise with one other site. The condition has led to the majority of its agents removing listings from Zoopla, leaving Rightmove with the more comprehensive set of listings."Dominance by one company is commonplace in the internet industry, with…
  • Belvoir launches four offices

    3 Jul 2015 | 10:07 am
    Belvoir is launching four brand new offices across the UK.Two offices in Bracknell and Hemel Hempstead are already open for business, while Belvoir Daventry and Belvoir York are due to open in July."Opening four new Belvoir offices in prime locations has been a fantastic start to 2015 and brings us one step closer as a network to achieving our aim of having 200 outlets by 2016," says Belvoir's Director of Commercial and Franchising, Dorian Gonsalves."With over 160 offices in the Belvoir network already, and Belvoir recently winning Franchise of the Year for a record fifth time, we are very…
  • Director of letting agency disqualified for 10 years after failing to protect deposits

    3 Jul 2015 | 10:02 am
    Peter Phillip Leonard, director of Direct Residential Lettings Limited, a letting agency business based in Hove has been disqualified from acting as a director for ten years for failing to make sure that tenant deposits and rent payments collected in by the company were properly protected.Mr Leonard (58), has given a disqualification undertaking, which will prevent him from becoming involved in the promotion, formation or management of a company until 2025.Direct Residential Lettings Limited (Direct) was incorporated 22 January 1997 and traded a letting agency in Hove. Mr Leonard became a…
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    Hilton Head Real Estate Blog

  • Kelly Caron Designs - Full Service Interior Design in the Lowcountry

    10 Jun 2015 | 8:32 am
    We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Kelly Caron of Kelly Caron Designs and ask her a bit about her locally owned and operated interior design business... Tell us a little bit about your business Kelly Caron Designs is a full-service interior design company serving the Lowcountry, Hilton Head, Bluffton, and surrounding areas. We work closely to fulfill our clients needs and desires, creating beautiful, functional spaces that reflect their lifestyle and personalities. Making sure the client receives excellent customer services and design completeness is of most importance. We work…
  • Craft Brewery Brewery and Cannery Opens on HHI

    8 Jun 2015 | 7:09 am
      Last year the South Carolina Legislature passed a bill which revised the rules under which craft breweries can operate.  That change opened the door for Hilton Head Brewing Company to build a brewery and cannery.  One change to the law allows craft breweries to can and distribute their product.  Now you’ll be able to find cases of it locally.  The company originally opened in 1994 and has been a stop for craft beer enthusiasts since.  Now visitors and locals have the opportunity to sample the latest craft brews and schedule tours of the new facility. Located on the Island’s North…
  • Drop by Hampton Lake for a Few Minutes with Me

    3 Jun 2015 | 9:10 am
    There have been quite a few people contacting me in the past couple of months about purchasing a home in Hampton Lake in Bluffton.  It is a community focused on lake life and good neighbors.  So I was thinking we could take a few minutes to stop in and let you take a look at some of the amenities.  There are some nice professional videos out there about all of the communities in the area but mine stars some hungry bass Hampton Lake offers great opportunity for resale homes and new construction, and we can help you with both  With a 165 acre freshwater lake brimming with fish and excellent…
  • RBC HERITAGE Presented by BOEING 2015

    3 Jun 2015 | 6:20 am
    I attended the 47th RBC Heritage PGA Golf Tournament held in Sea Pines Resort April 13 – 19, 2015. William “Bill” and Alice Goodwin of Richmond, Virginia new owners of the Sea Pines Resort (they also own Kiawah and The Sanctuary in Charleston, South Carolina) have built a new Sea Pines Beach Club, a new Plantation Golf Club, and a new Harbour Town Golf Club House. They have invested more than $81 million in Sea Pines Resort and it shows. The RBC Heritage was a new experience with the new clubhouse bringing “new life” to Harbour Town. It was a far cry from the first golf tournament…
  • Shelter Cove Community Park

    1 Jun 2015 | 8:30 am
    An exciting place is officially here for families in the lowcountry… For the past year, Hilton Head’s own Shelter Cove Town Centre has been growing to become a fun place for families of all ages. Located mid-island, this area is accessible to everyone, regardless of where they call home. Whether you choose to drive, ride your bike, or take the sixteen-minute short walk from the Shelter Cove Harbour, this area will not be a waste of your time. It features multiple shops, restaurants, as well as a grocery store and a community park. A small hand of places is currently in the process of…
 
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    Tholco Real Estate Group

  • Is a garage usually considered in the square footage in a home?

    Jason Thoele
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:27 pm
    Although a garage is attached to the home, it is not considered part of the home’s square footage. That is because only livable space is considered in the square footage calculation. Calculating the square footage of a home is not as easy as it sounds. Neither real estate agents nor homeowners should attempt the calculation (at least not if you want a reliable figure). Rarely are houses perfectly square, which is one reason for the difficulty. Appraisers map out the house on a piece of graph paper, calculate all the edges, come up with “mini-areas” for each rectangle –…
  • Evaluating the Neighborhood

    Jason Thoele
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:57 pm
    When you buy a home, you’re investing in a community. You’ll spend a significant amount of time and money supporting the schools, community organizations and commercial centers in the area. Before you make the final decision, take a good look at the location and make sure it fits your lifestyle. For example: Evaluate the property’s proximity to other important locations in your life. How long will your commute time be? Is there a hospital or doctor’s office nearby? What about schools, childcare, shopping, family and friends? Consider all of your transportation options. A…
  • Seller Tips Home Owners Need To Know

    Jason Thoele
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Once people hear that you are planning to sell your property, they are likely to bombard you with well-intentioned advice. You will not necessarily be able to verify the sources of even the most well-intentioned advice, so be wary of taking just any person’s word. This article will give you the information you need so that you are an expert on real estate. When you are staging your home for viewings, try and remove as many items from the home as possible, even if your family is still occupying the home. You’ll have less to pack at moving time, and buyers will be able to more easily…
  • Control Your Real Estate Purchase

    Jason Thoele
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:20 pm
    There has never been a better time than now to act on a real estate purchase. Real estate is an extremely profitable market, and requires the least amount of investment upfront. The advice you will read here will guide you to find an affordable property, and make money on your investment. See if your Realtor can provide a checklist. Realtors have checklists for everything, from creating a budget to getting a mortgage. Such a document is a great way to ensure that all details of the transaction are addressed. Don’t delay investing in real estate. The market crashed, and prices as well as…
  • Selling Real Estate? Do Your Research

    Jason Thoele
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:54 pm
    You will find countless information sources for selling real estate, but beware of the ones that are actually useless to you. Continue reading if you want the facts and solid information about how to sell real estate in a successful manner. Minor kitchen updates can do much to increase your home’s attractiveness and value. Try switching one appliance for becoming a focal point, so that the look can be updated. A nice island upgrade with a hanging utensil rack is also a good way to catch a buyer’s eye. Keep in mind that replacing cabinets can be very expensive, so consider painting the…
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    Tholco Real Estate Group

  • Is a garage usually considered in the square footage in a home?

    Jason Thoele
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:27 pm
    Although a garage is attached to the home, it is not considered part of the home’s square footage. That is because only livable space is considered in the square footage calculation. Calculating the square footage of a home is not as easy as it sounds. Neither real estate agents nor homeowners should attempt the calculation (at least not if you want a reliable figure). Rarely are houses perfectly square, which is one reason for the difficulty. Appraisers map out the house on a piece of graph paper, calculate all the edges, come up with “mini-areas” for each rectangle –…
  • Evaluating the Neighborhood

    Jason Thoele
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:57 pm
    When you buy a home, you’re investing in a community. You’ll spend a significant amount of time and money supporting the schools, community organizations and commercial centers in the area. Before you make the final decision, take a good look at the location and make sure it fits your lifestyle. For example: Evaluate the property’s proximity to other important locations in your life. How long will your commute time be? Is there a hospital or doctor’s office nearby? What about schools, childcare, shopping, family and friends? Consider all of your transportation options. A…
  • Seller Tips Home Owners Need To Know

    Jason Thoele
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Once people hear that you are planning to sell your property, they are likely to bombard you with well-intentioned advice. You will not necessarily be able to verify the sources of even the most well-intentioned advice, so be wary of taking just any person’s word. This article will give you the information you need so that you are an expert on real estate. When you are staging your home for viewings, try and remove as many items from the home as possible, even if your family is still occupying the home. You’ll have less to pack at moving time, and buyers will be able to more easily…
  • Control Your Real Estate Purchase

    Jason Thoele
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:20 pm
    There has never been a better time than now to act on a real estate purchase. Real estate is an extremely profitable market, and requires the least amount of investment upfront. The advice you will read here will guide you to find an affordable property, and make money on your investment. See if your Realtor can provide a checklist. Realtors have checklists for everything, from creating a budget to getting a mortgage. Such a document is a great way to ensure that all details of the transaction are addressed. Don’t delay investing in real estate. The market crashed, and prices as well as…
  • Selling Real Estate? Do Your Research

    Jason Thoele
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:54 pm
    You will find countless information sources for selling real estate, but beware of the ones that are actually useless to you. Continue reading if you want the facts and solid information about how to sell real estate in a successful manner. Minor kitchen updates can do much to increase your home’s attractiveness and value. Try switching one appliance for becoming a focal point, so that the look can be updated. A nice island upgrade with a hanging utensil rack is also a good way to catch a buyer’s eye. Keep in mind that replacing cabinets can be very expensive, so consider painting the…
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    Orange County Real Estate | Aliso Viejo Real Estate | Laguna Niguel Real Estate | Dana Point Real Estate

  • Orange County Real Estate Report July 2015

    949hometeam
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:34 pm
    Orange County Real Estate Inventory remains low even as demand remains high. Still not a lot of homes on the market for this time of year. Prices are solid, but not rising as would be expected to meet the high…Read more ›Orange County Real Estate Report July 2015 is a post from: Orange County Real Estate
  • Orange County Fireworks 2015

    949hometeam
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:54 pm
    Where to see fireworks this 4th of July Aliso Viejo – Grand Park Dana Point – Dana Point Harbor Laguna Niguel – Laguna Niguel Regional Park Mission Viejo – Lake Mission Viejo San Clemente – San Clemente Pier San Juan…Read more ›Orange County Fireworks 2015 is a post from: Orange County Real Estate
  • The true meaning of the power of location

    949hometeam
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Lately  a city we love and consider our second home has been in the news a lot. This city is use to being the subject of raving articles on all it has to offer, often referred to as America’s most…Read more ›The true meaning of the power of location is a post from: Orange County Real Estate
  • Orange County Real Estate Report June 2015

    949hometeam
    8 Jun 2015 | 10:48 am
    Orange County Real Estate Summer selling season is here, buyers are here where is the inventory? The demand is there, prices are strong but Orange County real estate still has a low inventory level, even compared to this time last…Read more ›Orange County Real Estate Report June 2015 is a post from: Orange County Real Estate
  • Aliso Viejo Real Estate Report June 2015

    949hometeam
    8 Jun 2015 | 10:29 am
    Aliso Viejo Real Estate Report Aliso Viejo Real Estate at a Glance: we are in the middle of another busy summer but so far we have a lot less inventory to meet the high level of demand, making this a great…Read more ›Aliso Viejo Real Estate Report June 2015 is a post from: Orange County Real Estate
 
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    PropertyMetrics

  • What Happens When a Commercial Tenant Files Bankruptcy

    propertymetrics
    22 Jun 2015 | 1:06 pm
    Often commercial landlords have clues that a tenant is going to be filing for bankruptcy. Rental payments are often late several months in a row. Sometimes the tenant falls more than a month behind on the rent. But, it can still be shocking when a landlord opens the mail and instead of a rent check receives a notice from the Bankruptcy Court. What Happens When You Get Notice of a Tenant’s Bankruptcy? Most of the time commercial property owners will receive notice about a tenant’s bankruptcy filing from a letter sent by the Bankruptcy Court. That initial notice is called the “Notice to…
  • What is NPV and How Does It Work?

    propertymetrics
    11 Jun 2015 | 4:34 am
    The Net Present Value, abbreviated simply as NPV, is one of the most important concepts in finance and commercial real estate. Compared to the Internal Rate of Return, the concept of NPV is easy to understand, yet it’s also still commonly misunderstood by many commercial real estate and finance professionals. In this article we’ll discuss the concept NPV in depth and leave you with a solid understanding of the logic and intuition behind the Net Present Value. What Is NPV? First of all, what exactly is NPV? Net present value (NPV) is defined as an investment measure that tells…
  • How To Use an HP 10BII Financial Calculator

    propertymetrics
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:19 am
    In finance and commercial real estate it’s simply expected that you know how to use a financial calculator. Yet, it’s surprising how many commercial real estate and finance professionals still don’t know how to properly use a financial calculator. Sometimes it’s because they didn’t learn it correctly the first time, and other times it’s because they simply forgot how to use a financial calculator to perform a less frequently used calculation. It’s also common for people to get stuck with basic but confusing settings such as the payments per year…
  • The Difference Between Recourse and Non-Recourse Loans

    propertymetrics
    11 Mar 2015 | 10:31 am
    What’s the difference between a recourse and a non-recourse loan? In commercial real estate both types of loans are common depending on the stage and type of financing. In this short article we’ll take a closer look at commercial real estate loans, and specifically the difference between recourse and non-recourse commercial real estate loans, as well as what’s covered by the “bad boy guaranty.” The Definition of Recourse and Non-Recourse First of all, what do the terms recourse and non-recourse mean? The definition of a recourse loan is a loan where the borrower…
  • 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…
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    Lucy Kelts

  • The Festival of the Bells Celebration on July 18-19

    Lucy Kelts Blogger
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:41 pm
    The Festival of the Bells is a weekend-long event celebrates the anniversary of Mission San Diego de Alcalá, the Mother of California’s 21 Missions, which was founded by Blessed Father Junipero Serra on July 16, 1769. This year’s celebration will be held on July 18-19. Each year in mid July, parishioners, volunteers, and visitors all gather for one weekend to celebrate the beginning of Christianity in the western United States with food, entertainment, dancing and traditional activities like the Blessing of the Bells and the Blessing of the Animals. All five Mission bells are…
  • 17008 Blue Shadows Lane

    Lucy Kelts
    28 Jun 2015 | 9:30 pm
    This chic golf course Villa features rich detail at every turn. An easy living floor plan features the Master bedroom PLUS a secondary bedroom suite on the main level. The succinct kitchen has sleek granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, bar seating and is flooded with natural light from the adjoining side courtyard and clerestory windows above. Upstairs is the 3rd bedroom suite and the loft/tower to use however you see fit. A simple and stylish great room with rich hardwood flooring opens to the manicured rear yard, outdoor BBQ, fire pit, lush lawn and areas to relax while…
  • Get Your Tickets Now for the 17th Annual Athenaeum Summer Festival

    Lucy Kelts Blogger
    25 Jun 2015 | 2:55 am
    The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library’s Summer Festival with pianist Gustavo Romero has become a cherished tradition in San Diego. The 17th annual Athenaeum Summer Festival begins on July 5, and is a four-part series of concerts will feature the works of Franz Schubert. Get your tickets now for this uniquely San Diego experience. Gustavo Romero, a native San Diegan, first performed at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library as a young boy, and it was with him that the Athenaeum planned its first Summer Festival in 1999, the organization’s 100th anniversary. Each year, Romero…
  • 7640 Top O The Morning #310

    Lucy Kelts
    24 Jun 2015 | 11:24 pm
    SINGLE LEVEL, panoramic view estate offers 4 beautifully proportional bedroom suites, handsome custom paneled Executive Library, large media/billiard/game room, temp-controlled wine cellar, indoor/outdoor Family room, pool/spa, private putting green, firepit, 4-car garage and cherished privacy! Overlooking the 8th Fairway of the Crosby Golf Course, this property was built to the highest quality and designed for optimum livability! The Crosby Crosby Association includes guard gated entrances, lakes, biking/hiking trails, private streets, playground and passive recreational areas. Crosby…
  • Celebrate the 4th of July at the Maritime Museum of San Diego

    Lucy Kelts Blogger
    18 Jun 2015 | 10:41 pm
    Join the fun at the Maritime Museum of San Diego for a spectacular 4th of July! This Independence Day celebration includes some of the best fireworks viewing on San Diego Bay, and the chance to explore one of the most amazing collections of historic ships and exhibits anywhere. You can also witness the extraordinary awesomeness of the Napoleonic Cannons being fired as the Maritime Museum of San Diego rings in the start of the fireworks show. In addition, firing will occur numerous times during the day. There are many ways to enjoy Independence Day at the Maritime Museum. Both the picnic…
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    Hipster Investments

  • Start Wearing Hawaiian Shirts to Work

    Jackie McGinnis
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:49 am
    Ah, the Hawaiian shirt. An ultimate symbol of … tackiness? Maybe – but it’s a lot more than that. It’s a symbol of being relaxed. It’s a symbol of a devil-may-care approach to life. It’s that whole Jimmy Buffett, sipping margaritas at noon, watching the ocean tide come in kind of a thing. The Hawaiian shirt is a lifestyle. And it makes us ask – how do you approach work? When you do lifestyle design, your work needs to fit in with your lifestyle. You can’t be a master at the whole lifestyle design thing if you slip out of your Hawaiian shirt and throw on a suit…
  • What’s Available Wednesday? It’s a Chicago Duplex!

    Jackie McGinnis
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:26 am
    We are back again in Chi-town, as the locals call it, with a beautiful duplex that’s been fully renovated and has a tenant in place as condition of closing. This one is truly an amazing deal – and puts $1,393 in cash-flow in your bank account each month (and that’s conservatively estimated!)….. Chicago is a city that is on the rise: it’s the #1 most diversified economy in the US, chock full of colleges, hospitals, Fortune 5oo employers… And most importantly, there are tenants and lots of them. Let’s take a look at today’s hot find: double your…
  • The Truth About Active Income vs. Passive Income

    Jackie McGinnis
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:46 am
    Oh yes, there is a difference. More than you know. You may already know there is a difference and you may know generally what that difference is, but it’s likely you don’t truly grasp the implications of those differences. For the record, there is nothing wrong with either of them. But if you want to maximize your returns down the road, you do want to make sure you really do have a solid feel for how these two differ. Definitions: Active vs. Passive Income Using Investopedia, which should be in every investor’s browser favorites, the definitions of active income and passive income are…
  • Ditch “Busy”

    Jackie McGinnis
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:54 am
    “Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” – Socrates What? Don’t be busy? Isn’t that…well, counter-productive? Not exactly. Think about being busy. You’re rushing around. You’re stressed out. You skip over the details of things. You’re in a race to get one thing done before you quickly move on to the next. Nothing gets your full attention because you’re focused on checking things off a list instead of focused in on real results. Now – consider being productive. What does that look like? Efficiently getting work done, one thing at a time. Having the ability and…
  • What’s Available Wednesday? It’s a Philadelphia Duplex!

    Jackie McGinnis
    24 Jun 2015 | 8:26 am
    Can you guess what THE most popular market of 2015 is? That’s right! It’s Philadelphia! The number of reasons to invest in Philadelphia real estate is big and getting bigger. Think low buy-ins. True cash flow. A city on the upswing and property values on the rise. This is a unique historical moment in the Philly real estate market. These optimal price-to-rent ratios will not last. Home prices are on their way up and demand is increasing. There has been a 5% increase in the median price per square foot in the last 3 months alone, so the time to learn about getting in is now. So are…
 
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    Point2 Agent Real Estate Marketing Blog

  • How to Make Better Graphics for Social Media

    Geneva Ives
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:46 am
    We all know that eye-catching graphics are an important part of capturing the attention of today’s digital audience. They might even be THE most important part! But how do you know what makes an image work? Here are some pointers that will help you out: Size First things first, your image has to be easy to look at. That means it should be big enough to see and shouldn’t be a pixelated mess. You can’t take a small image and blow it up to a large size; it just won’t look good. At the very least, we recommend you use an image at least 400 pixels wide. That should work for a lot of…
  • Happy Canada Day: 5 Fun Facts

    Geneva Ives
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
      Happy Canada Day to our dear readers! We’re taking the day off (along with most of the rest of the country), and hope you are too. But just in case you’re looking for a little light reading, here are 5 fun facts about Canada Day that you might not know: 1. Canada Day was originally called Dominion Day, right up until 1982.  2. Colour TV was first introduced to Canada on July 1, 1966, at the beginning of Canada’s 100th year as a nation. 3. “O Canada” became the official national anthem on July 1, 1980. That means that when we hosted the Olympics in 1976,…
  • Bill Gassett: 7 Blogging Tips for Real Estate Agents

    Point2
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:30 am
    Today’s “ask an expert” guest post comes from Bill Gassett, a popular real estate blogger who shares his tips and tricks with buyers, sellers and other agents. This article is an excellent resource for both agents looking to start a real estate blog and those who already have blogs that they’d like to amp up a little! Blogging can be a fantastic way for real estate agents to increase business and establish a positive image with both potential clients and other professionals. But for blogging to work well, you have to do it right. Just writing random blogs whenever you feel the…
  • One House: 12 Social Media Marketing Strategies

    Geneva Ives
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:22 am
    Did you know the search term “sell a house on social media” gets over 175,000,000 results? It seems like everyone wants to know how to use the power of social media to reach interested buyers. And that shouldn’t come as any surprise, with millions of prospects logging in to share, tweet and chat every day. You know what they say: in real estate it’s all about location, location, location. Here are a cool dozen ways to get your listings in all the right locations for the most exposure in no time flat. 1. Build a Single Property Website First things first, create a single property…
  • 3 Summer Real Estate Marketing Ideas

    Geneva Ives
    24 Jun 2015 | 8:30 am
    At last, summer is officially here! With nice weather and longer days come plenty of new opportunities to meet more customers in your area. It’s also the perfect time of year to reconnect with past clients and pump up your referral business. Here are three ideas to get you started: 1. Organize a Community Service Day One way to cement your role in your community is to give back! Summer is a wonderful time of year to plan group volunteering activities. Set up a food drive, beach clean up or fundraising effort and get the word out. We like to work with Habitat for Humanity (because we like…
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    Keeping Current Matters

  • Homeownership Still The American Dream [INFOGRAPHIC]

    The KCM Crew
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Some Highlights: Existing Home Sales are 9.2% higher than just one year ago. Home Prices are 7.9% higher than last year this time. The $250-500K price range leads the way with the largest improvement from last year at 17.4%. Members: Sign in now to set up your Personalized Posts & start sharing today! Not a Member Yet? Click Here to learn more about KCM's newest feature, Personalized Posts.
  • One More Time…You DO NOT Need 20% Down

    The KCM Crew
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    A recent survey by Ipsos found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is actually necessary to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing market. The study pointed out two major misconceptions that we want to address today. 1. Down Payment The survey revealed that consumers overestimate the down payment funds needed to qualify for a home loan. According to the report, 36% think a 20% down payment is always required. In actuality, there are many loans written with a down payment of 3% or less and the number has increased through the first quarter of the year…
  • The Impact of Rising Prices on Home Appraisals

    The KCM Crew
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    The fact that residential home prices are increasing substantially in most regions of the country is music to the ears of homeowners. However, if you are in the process of selling your home, make sure you realize the major challenge a hot real estate market creates. Each house must be sold twice; once to a buyer and a second time to an appraiser who represents the bank that will grant the purchaser a mortgage to buy the home (unless it is an “all cash” purchase). In a real market with escalating prices, the second sale may be the more difficult. And a recent survey by Quicken Loans…
  • Pending Home Sales Reach Highest Mark In 9 Years!

    The KCM Crew
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their Pending Home Sales Index Report and revealed that it is at its highest level since April 2006. The Pending Home Sales Index is “a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings”. The higher the Pending Home Sales Index number, the more contracts have been signed by buyers that will soon translate to sales. Every region of the country has experienced year-over-year gains in pending sales as seen below: NAR’s Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun cites job creation as a major reason that the housing market has boomed this…
  • Two Graphs That Scream List Your House Today

    The KCM Crew
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    The spring and summer months have always been known as a very popular time for homebuyers to start the search for their dream home. This year is no different! We all learned in school that when selling anything, you will get the most money if the demand for that item is high and the inventory of that item is low. It is the well-known Theory of Supply & Demand. If you are thinking of selling your home, here are two graphs that strongly suggest that the time is now. Here is why… DEMAND According to research at the National Association of Realtors (NAR), buyer activity this year has far…
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    zitorealtygroup.com

  • 5 Big Benefits Investing in Real Estate

    Dan Zito
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:36 am
    Most people think of investments as monetary accounts such as stocks, IRA’s, mutual funds and bonds. However, real estate is an excellent way to diversify your investment portfolio. A recent study done by Gallup indicated that most Americans feel real estate is the best type of investment available. American’s confidence in real estate has been steadily rising since 2011 as the market has continued to improve. 31% of survey respondents listed real estate as the best investment with stocks and … Read More
  • 6 Signs that You Are Ready to Buy a House

    Dan Zito
    13 Jun 2015 | 11:02 am
    Buying your first home is one of the major milestones of adulthood. It is a part of the American Dream and our culture looks very highly upon homeownership. Although you may feel like you want to buy a home, how do you know if you’re ready? Here are 6 signs that you are ready to buy a house. You Live on a Realistic Budget Before applying for a mortgage you should be living on a monthly budget. Homeownership comes with … Read More
  • 10 Tips To Get the Most for Your Home

    Dan Zito
    8 Jun 2015 | 10:04 am
    It’s much easier on your wallet and your family if you live in your home while you try to sell it. Pets and children do better when the environment stays the same, and rental properties can be expensive. There are literally hundreds of affordable homes in Pennsylvania, so it could take a little time to sell your property leaving you in limbo for quite some time depending on certain factors. So how does a seller who wants to live in … Read More
  • Choosing the Right Neighborhood in Pennsylvania

    Dan Zito
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:11 am
    Every neighborhood in Pennsylvania has its own unique flavor and atmosphere. This can make deciding where to live quite difficult. However, the decision is a bit easier when you narrow your focus down to the neighborhood types you want. Cities like Philadelphia and Pittsburgh offer some great homes at affordable prices. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that a city is the right place for you. There are less busy, more country-esque areas in Pennsylvania that might match what you’re looking … Read More
  • 5 Tips For Choosing The Best Bachelor Pad

    Dan Zito
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:41 pm
    The standard path for a bachelor (or bachelorette) is to rent a small apartment in a big city and struggle there for a few years until they hit their stride. However, there’s a smarter way to go about it. If you’re able to make a consistent $35,000 per year, Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Carlisle, PA all have dozens of homes and condos that can match your budget. There’s probably a ton of questions on your mind like “Do I want a … Read More
 
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    Todd and Nancy Moeller

  • Homeownership Still The American Dream

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:05 am
    Some Highlights: Existing Home Sales are 9.2% higher than just one year ago. Home Prices are 7.9% higher than last year this time. The $250-500K price range leads the way with the largest improvement from last year at 17.4%. The post Homeownership Still The American Dream appeared first on Todd and Nancy Moeller.
  • The Impact of Rising Prices on Home Appraisals‏

    1 Jul 2015 | 11:06 am
    The fact that residential home prices are increasing substantially in most regions of the country is music to the ears of homeowners. However, if you are in the process of selling your home, make sure you realize the major challenge a hot real estate market creates. Each house must be sold twice; once to a buyer and a second time to an appraiser who represents the bank that will grant the purchaser a mortgage to buy the home (unless it is an “all cash” purchase). In a real market with escalating prices, the second sale may be the more difficult. And a recent survey by Quicken Loans…
  • Two Graphs That Scream List Your House Today‏

    30 Jun 2015 | 8:53 am
    The spring and summer months have always been known as a very popular time for homebuyers to start the search for their dream home. This year is no different! We all learned in school that when selling anything, you will get the most money if the demand for that item is high and the inventory of that item is low. It is the well-known Theory of Supply & Demand. If you are thinking of selling your home, here are two graphs that strongly suggest that the time is now. Here is why… DEMANDAccording to research at the National Association of Realtors (NAR), buyer activity this year has far…
  • Sellers Dilemma: OTM, FSBO or List Again?‏

    25 Jun 2015 | 8:36 am
    At the end of June, in every region of the country, hundreds of homeowners have a tough decision to make. The ‘listing for sale agreement’ on their house is about to expire and they now must decide to either take their house off the market (OTM), For Sale by Owner (FSBO) or list it again with the same agent or a different agent. Let’s assume you or someone you know is in this situation and take a closer look at each possibility: Taking Your Home off the MarketIn all probability, after putting your house on the market and seeing it not sell, you’re going to be upset. You may be…
  • CAR May Report

    22 Jun 2015 | 7:59 am
    California home sales soften in May but spring home-buying season continues momentum • Existing, single-family home sales totaled 423,360 in May on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate, down 1.1 percent from April but up 8.9 percent from May 2014.• Statewide sales were above 400,000 mark for second straight month.• May statewide median home price was $485,830, up 0.8 percent from April and 4.4 percent from May 2014.• California median price was the highest since November 2007.• Available housing supply remains constrained with 3.5 months of inventory. The post CAR May Report…
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  • How To Choose a CRE Crowdfunding Platform and Raise Your Full Ask, Part 2 of 2

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    3 Jul 2015 | 4:42 am
    by Bruce Kirsch, Guest Contributor In Part 1 of this two-part article, we provided five ways that sponsors can evaluate their options and make a wise decision when they are picking a crowdfunding platform to use to raise capital for their transaction. Below we provide the top 8 ways to position your offering to stand out and sell out.   Use only professional photography   At this point in time, there is zero excuse for not having professional-quality photography of your property and yourself. Your investor prospects are only human, and humans make initial judgments superficially, so…
  • Fast and Furious: 10 Leading Real Estate Crowdfunding Platforms Outside the US in 2015

    Admin
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:34 pm
    by The crowdfunding wave that took off in the US and Europe in the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis has since spread into different countries of the world, disrupting established institutional practices of financing a business startup. In particular, the alternative finance landscape of many countries, previously dominated by peer-to-peer lending, has been impacted in a profound way. Firms in the US real estate industry were among the first to catch the wave but could not launch out due to regulatory restrictions. However, the passing into law of the Jumpstart our Business…
  • Virtual Master Class: Real Estate Crowdfunding and Private Placement Offerings (Regulation A+ and Regulation D, Rule 506)

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    1 Jul 2015 | 6:00 pm
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  • Real Estate Crowdfunding Leads in NYC Tech Startups Raising the Most VC Cash

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    30 Jun 2015 | 8:12 am
    by by Michael Hull The number of tech startups in the real estate sector has greatly increased in the last three years because of crowdfunding, which revolutionized the ways of conducting business. These startups have used novel technologies to raise funds through the internet to invest in their offerings. According to The Real Deal’s ranking of startups based in New York City or doing business there, the top ten tech startups that have raised the most venture capital money are: Fundrise ($41M), LiquidSpace ($26.2M), Patch of Land ($24.9M), Cadre ($18.3M), Reonomy ($17.9M), 42Floors…
  • Top 90 US Real Estate Crowdfunding Sites Cast a Wider Net

    Admin
    28 Jun 2015 | 11:07 pm
    by David Drake Real estate in today’s technology-driven economy thrives on information, which is currently being made available through online solicitation and syndication of deals. As a result, investors looking to be at the cutting edge of real estate investing today need to know how to leverage technology in order to make higher returns and access markets previously beyond their reach. Since the advent of peer-to-peer lending, platforms such as LendingClub and Prosper have been bringing automation to debt finance and has opened up a new vista for online investing. Technology has always…
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  • Fighting Clutter as a Home Business

    14 Jun 2015 | 8:30 pm
    We are all too familiar with the piles and piles of paperwork that magnificently manages to reproduce in amazing numbers and pop up all over the home office. No matter how we try and try to cut the clutter by eliminating paperwork or go electronic, it all seems to somehow duplicate with a fury  So many times I have tried to convince myself, this summer, this is the summer I get organized with my paperwork, sadly fruition never comes...  Cease and Desist I say to this bad behaviour because this weekend is when the organization will start  A typical to do list looks something like this: …
  • Simple Fixes for Common Household Appliances

    25 Apr 2015 | 2:11 pm
    Before running out to the nearest home store when the refrigerator isn’t quite doing its job, try some of these quick fixes first. We’ve assembled some handy tips and tricks found to help you avoid shelling out hundreds of dollars on hiring a handyman or buying a new appliance when the old one works perfectly well When our furnace gave out, it was merely replacing a small piece of hardware found at Home Depot. I was lucky we had several contractors that knew something or another on furnaces and heating. After speaking with several of them and trying different things on their advice, the…
  • Allergy sufferers Home Guide

    20 Apr 2015 | 8:59 am
    The beautiful spring season brings in more than rain, pretty buds blooming, green grass and warm weather. For some of us, this is when the sneezing, wheezing, congestion, and watery eyes occur. But good news fellow allergy sufferers With the advancement in medicine and techniques we can practice at home, the symptoms might actually be controllable First of all, we have to understand what happens at this time of year that causes the sneezing fits The troubles begin when an allergen like pollen grains lands on the moist surface inside your nose, eyes or back of your throat. The moist atmosphere…
  • Surprising reasons why your house is not selling

    30 Mar 2015 | 4:12 pm
    Aside from the typical reasons, there could be other factors that are causing your homes stale stench on the real estate market. When the usual suspects such as overpricing, obvious renovations and location are ruled out, what other issues could be holding back your house from being marked as Sold? You would be surprised at some of the things buyers get put off by when they visit your home. Being a Realtor for so long and having shown thousands of houses to thousands of buyers both first time home buyers and experienced investors, families, etc. I have heard so many reasons why this house…
  • Home Owners Tax Credits

    20 Mar 2015 | 10:53 pm
    If you own a home or planning to buy a home in Canada, there are several home tax deductions that you can claim. It is very surprising that many homeowners do not know about this which is why I thought it would be most helpful to fill you in on this very useful information. First-time home buyer’s tax credit You can claim an amount of $5,000 for the purchase of a qualifying home acquired in 2014. To be eligible, you or your spouse or common-law partner must be the Buyer for the home, the home must fit into the category of a “qualified” home, and you must not have lived in another home…
 
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  • Daang Hari-SLEX Link [Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway (MCX)] to Open This Month (July 2015)

    Cherry Vi Saldua Castillo
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:36 am
    The Daang Hari-SLEX Link to be officially called the Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway (MCX), is expected to open this month (July 2015), according to the Manila Times. This project is one of the main reasons why real estate values of properties located along Daang Hari and near Susana Heights have been rising at a fast pace. The MCX will be connecting Cavite to the main Central Business Districts through the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX). It will be operated by Ayala Corp. through AC Infrastructure Holdings Corp. Incidentally, it is the first Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project awarded by…
  • See You At The 8th Money Summit And Wealth Expo On July 17-18, 2015

    Jay Castillo
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:55 pm
    This is something we will definitely attend! The 8th Money Summit and Wealth Expo will be on July 17 – 18, 2015, at the SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Premier, BGC, Taguig City. Day 1 will be a mix of investing topics for the beginning investors while Day 2 will have 2 simultaneous conferences for Real Estate Investing and Stock Investing. Get more details below. I remember last year’s summit was a blast. I was a panelist in one session and we attended most of the real estate topics. We also met a lot of new friends who are obviously also very interested with real estate…
  • The Importance of Credit History and Credit Scores in Real Estate Investing

    Cherry Vi Saldua Castillo
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:26 pm
    Credit history is very important in real estate investing since usually, the cost of a good property is very significant, and it is almost always the case that the buyer takes out a loan to complete the purchase. Imagine if this is not possible because of a bad credit history / credit score. Credit Report Unlike in the United States and other countries, the Philippines has no centralized database of credit history and credit scores, the information from which may enable banks and other financial institutions to adjust interest rates based on a borrower’s credit history. Without such…
  • Public Auction of Pag-IBIG Foreclosed Properties in Bulacan and Cavite slated on June 29, 2015

    Jay Castillo
    28 Jun 2015 | 11:55 pm
    In addition to the several public auctions to be conducted by the end of June mentioned in our last post, it turns out there will be an earlier one that includes Pag-IBIG foreclosed properties in Bulacan and Cavite, which shall take place on June 29, 2015. Get more details for the auction below. The Pag-IBIG Fund Committee on Disposition of Acquired Assets shall conduct the public auction of 594 properties in Cavite and Bulacan at the 7th Floor, JELP Business Solutions Center, 409 Shaw Blvd. Mandaluyong City. Here are sample pictures released by Pag-IBIG fund on their website (click to…
  • 4 Public Biddings for PDIC and Pag-IBIG Foreclosed Properties Slated on June 30, 2015

    Jay Castillo
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:30 pm
    This is a round-up of 4 public biddings for various foreclosed properties that are all scheduled on June 30, 2015. One bidding will be conducted by the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC), while the rest will be by various branches of Pag-IBIG Fund, which includes Naga City, Davao City, and NCR. Get more details for each bidding below. As usual, all foreclosed properties included in the listings below are for sale on an “as-is, where-is” basis. So if you are interested in any of the properties on the list, you should do your due diligence prior to attending the public…
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  • UPDATE: Joan Rivers' Penthouse Reportedly Gets $28M Asking Price

    Melissa Allison
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:38 pm
    UPDATE: Late comedianJoanRivers’ opulent Manhattan triplex has sold for its asking price of $28 million, CNBC reports. Property records do not show the sale yet. ORIGINAL POST 2/10/2015: Who knew the late Joan Rivers had such a fixation on Marie Antoinette? Her Manhattan penthouse, which is listed for $28 million, is how Marie Antoinette would have lived “if she had money,” Rivers joked in the 2010 documentary “Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work.” The comedian also told Vanity Fair that the ill-fated French spendthrift was the historical figure with whom she most…
  • Heidi Klum Rents Chic NYC Apartment for the Summer

    Melissa Allison
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Supermodel and “Project Runway” producer Heidi Klum is summering in the West Village, renting out a town home that’s on the market for $17.95 million, the New York Post reports. The rental comes less than a year after Klum sold her beloved Mediterranean mansion in Southern California. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the 7,180-square-foot home overlook the Hudson River, as does a rooftop deck with its own hot tub, fireplace and kitchen with a wood-burning oven. Designers Bob and Cortney Novogratz own the 5-bedroom, 4.5-bath home, which includes murals in the private garage and…
  • Locking Down Wireless Home Security for Renters

    Sarah Pike
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:40 am
    People put off installing home security systems for all kinds of reasons. Sure, having a big, barking dog and living in a nice neighborhood may help — but burglars are smarter than you think. A burglary occurs every 15 seconds in the United States, and homes without security systems are up to three times more likely to be targets of a burglary. And it turns out that renters are actually the last group of people who should delay securing their homes. “The burglary rate for rental properties was 56 percent higher than the rate for owner-occupied homes,” reveals a 30-year study by…
  • 6 Top Spots for a Second Kitchen Sink

    Kerrie Kelly
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:56 pm
    As floor plans have opened up, kitchens have evolved into the main family and entertaining spaces in our homes. With that comes more traffic, and an increased need to use that space wisely. A great way to make a high-use kitchen work better is to add a second kitchen sink. The trick is finding the right spot — which depends on how your kitchen factors into your lifestyle. Check out our six suggestions for where to put that second kitchen sink, and see what will work for you. Island/peninsula prep station One main reason to add a second sink is the convenience of separate prep and cleaning…
  • UPDATE: Josh Hartnett Unloads Victorian Mansion in Minneapolis

    Melissa Allison
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:15 pm
    UPDATE: It was a big June for Josh Hartnett. The actor sold his Victorian mansion in Minneapolis within a week of Showtime renewing his “Penny Dreadful” series for a third season. Hartnett fetched $2.3 million, slightly under his asking price, as first reported by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. ORIGINAL POST 1/26/2015: Now that Josh Hartnett is back on the scene, after the vagaries of fame drove him to low-key indie roles, he expects to spend less time in his native Twin Cities and is downsizing there. Ironically, the actor is selling his 1800s Victorian mansion while…
 
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  • Real Estate Marketing Advice: Use SMART Goals to Grow Your Business

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Tell me if this scenario sounds familiar: You have a basic business growth strategy in place, but you struggle to execute on marketing strategies that provide measurable results. If you said 'yes', you're not alone. This is a common situation for real estate pros (partially because there is no formal marketing training involved in the process of earning a real estate license) and it's extremely frustrating - but what causes it? Often times, this issue originates from setting vague goals. While it's encouraged to have a one-line statement that explains your overall business mission, you…
  • Periscope for Real Estate: An Introduction

    2 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Periscope is making big waves in the real estate industry. It's been headlining over at Inman on a regular basis and has been popping up left and right on various real estate sites - but what exactly is it and how can it help you and your business? In essence, Periscope is an app that allows users to live stream from anywhere. In addition to its live-streaming abilities, Periscope (owned by Twitter) also offers an interactive online environment unlike anything that's ever been created before. Now that you know the most basic of basics, let's take an in-depth look at what Periscope is, how it…
  • Real Estate Advice: Manage “Off-Time” Effectively to Promote a Healthy Life

    1 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
      It would be nice to have routine, relaxing weekends - full of leisurely meals and visits with family and friends. However, like most entrepreneurs, you have a busy life, pressing obligations and a desire to grow your business collectively preventing you from checking out for 48 straight hours each week. This is especially true because you often actually work more when your clients (who are mostly 9-5ers), are off the clock. That being the case, your definition of “weekend” most likely consists of something like a few hours Sunday evening, part of a Tuesday and a couple hours…
  • What is a Lowball Offer in a Hot Real Estate Market?

    30 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    In today's Agent Insights post, Teri Eckholm - a Real Estate Agent in White Bear Lake, Minnesota  - talks about what steps she follows (and suggests you follow) to make an intelligent offer in a hot real estate market. Here's Teri:
  • 3 File Sharing Apps for Real Estate Pros

    29 Jun 2015 | 10:21 am
    Figuring out which file storage and backup system to use for your business can be tricky because they are all a little bit different. Today, we'll outline 3 great options for you to choose from. 3 File Sharing Apps for Real Estate Pros: Dropbox: Dropbox is ideal for syncing and sharing files on any device. The easy-to-navigate interface has helped the system become the most frequently used file sharing platform in the world. With its latest updates, it has also become one of the best cloud services for facilitating long-term online data backup.
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  • Worthington Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Jun 2015

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Worthington * Median Listing Price: $407,260 0% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $165.0000 0.11% Total Listings: 27 -0.07% Total Listings Previous Months:May April 29 16 0.81% -0.27% * All data pertains to single-family homes Worthington Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Jun 2015  Worthington OH SubdivisionsBristol 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 Robbins…
  • Whitehall Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Jun 2015

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    28 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Whitehall * Median Listing Price: $149,890 0.11% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $73.0000 0.07% Total Listings: 88 0.11% Total Listings Previous Months:May April 79 73 0.08% -0.1% * All data pertains to single-family homes Whitehall Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Jun 2015  Whitehall OH SubdivisionsEdward L Mcvey 67 Fairway Links Fairway Oaks Glencoe Norton Field Pinewood Whitehall ParkWhitehall Homes for Sale / Columbus Homes for Sale HECM For Purchase - Buy a Home With As Little as 40% Down if you are 62 or OlderThe Buckeye Realty TeamBerkshire Hathaway…
  • Westerville Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Jun 2015

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    28 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Westerville * Median Listing Price: $399,540 0.05% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $118.0000 0.02% Total Listings: 187 0.07% Total Listings Previous Months:May April 175 168 0.04% 0.13% * All data pertains to single-family homes Westerville Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Jun 2015  Westerville OH SubdivisionsAlbany 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 Chippewill Condo…
  • Utica Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Jun 2015

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    27 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Utica * Median Listing Price: $249,310 0.16% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $104.0000 0.11% Total Listings: 17 0.55% Total Listings Previous Months:May April 11 9 0.22% -0.1% * All data pertains to single-family homes Utica Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Jun 2015  Utica OH SubdivisionsUtica Homes for Sale / Columbus Homes for Sale HECM For Purchase - Buy a Home With As Little as 40% Down if you are 62 or OlderThe Buckeye Realty TeamBerkshire Hathaway HomeServcies - Professional Realty121 Mill Street, Suite 128Gahanna, OH 43230 Phone: 614-835-7151  Fax:…
  • Upper Arlington Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Jun 2015

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    27 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Upper Arlington * Median Listing Price: $682,860 0.01% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $192.0000 0.05% Total Listings: 52 Total Listings Previous Months:May April 52 57 -0.09% -0.02% * All data pertains to single-family homes Upper Arlington Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Jun 2015  Upper Arlington OH SubdivisionsArlington 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 Lane Acres…
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  • Vines

    goussey
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:45 pm
      These vines belong to the wall of a 3 story walk-up building near the Jersey City waterfront. While they can be a nuisance and unruly to property owners, vines can be managed by an experienced landscaper to provide beautiful aesthetics to stone walls. The ultimate vintage accessory to your property outdoors, this is one of my favorite features.  
  • 33 Park Avenue

    goussey
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:07 pm
    33 Park Avenue is a 448 unit residential high-rise development planned for the downtown Jersey City waterfront. Part of the growing section of Liberty Harbor, named due to the views of the Statue of Liberty to the East (though very cloudy on this day, and not pictured in this image). Above is a photo of the construction site taken on June 20th, with excavation and foundation still in its early stages. The market in which these units will be delivered will be a saturated one in 2 years, when another dozen or so rental developments are set to hit downtown Jersey City. The luxury rental…
  • Reclaimed Land

    goussey
    13 Jun 2015 | 6:14 pm
    Downtown Manhattan from the Hoboken waterfront. Vintage Skirt from Another Man’s Treasure The Discovery Channel has this amazing series named Mega Structures, where they cover construction projects with the most extreme engineering challenges. I happened to catch the series on the Kansai International Airport in Japan, built entirely on a man-made island filled in with debris from a nearby mountain, in the middle of Osaka Bay. I was instantly fascinated and started looking for examples of these occurrences in my part of the world. The “Land Filling” process is a centuries…
  • 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…
 
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  • Interview With Our Data Science Team – Part 2

    Resident Blogger
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:56 am
    In the second part of our interview with Housing’s Data Science Team, Nitin and Paul talk about the role data will play for Housing and the real estate industry, its use in psephology, and what it takes to be a data scientist! Want to recap Part 1 of the interview before reading this one? You can find it here. Q.7) A lot of credit for Barack Obama’s successful re-election in 2012 has been given to a data science approach led by a 100-strong analytics team. When will we see this in India? Paul: In 2013, I was a Data Science for Social Good Fellow at the University of Chicago. The…
  • Interview with our Data Science Team – Part 1

    Resident Blogger
    19 Jun 2015 | 2:47 am
    Housing’s Data Science Lab was one of the earliest teams at Housing. Data scientists on the team use advanced statistical and machine learning methods to produce better information for Housing’s users and our internal decision-makers. In the first of a two-part interview, Paul Meinshausen, Vineesha Budhrani, and Nitin Sangwan talk about a future enabled by data; and how it can be used to find the best batsman in cricket! Paul is VP of Data Science, Nitin is an Engineering Manager, and Vineesha is a Data Scientist at the Data Science Lab (DSL) at Housing. Q.1) Give us a short…
  • 9 Tips To Sell Your House Faster

    Resident Blogger
    15 Jun 2015 | 10:50 pm
    Owning a house is a dream for many, and is considered a landmark event in people’s lives. But at the far end of the spectrum are those who want to sell their house, and that process can be just as arduous as buying one! Whether moving to another city, shifting to a different house or because of a personal emergency, there can be several reasons for putting your house on sale. Here are some helpful tips to help you sell your house the smart way! 1. Let the light in Remember when you were looking at houses for yourself, and natural light, cross ventilation, and airy rooms were critical…
  • Welcoming the ‘Diligence’ in Real Estate: Realty BI

    Resident Blogger
    11 Jun 2015 | 10:45 pm
    Picture this – you’ve made the decision to buy a home, found the perfect place on the 17th floor of a high rise in a great part of town, and have booked it online. A few months down the line, you find that the builder had permissions to build only the first 15 floors, which means you’ve essentially bought an illegal property. Incidents like these are unfortunately far too common in our infamous real estate industry; making due diligence and thorough research not only a requirement, but a necessity. Buying a dream house is currently a nightmare for many. The fact that the largest…
  • Rent A Home The Right Way

    Resident Blogger
    8 Jun 2015 | 10:38 pm
    Each of us dreams of someday owning and living in our own home. But due to several reasons such as higher studies, jobs, financial conditions or a growing family, many are compelled to live in rented accommodations, for much longer than they originally planned. The entire process of searching for a near-perfect house, finding one as per required parameters, packing, and finally unpacking & settling down is as physically grueling as it is mentally daunting. While it may seem like a herculean task, with some planning you are sorted to face it! We have prepared a helpful checklist as a house…
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    Home Creations

  • Map of 4th of July Celebrations in Oklahoma

    Rachel Cunningham
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:45 am
    Oklahoma has some of the best Independence Day celebrations. All across the state, almost every town and city hosts a 4th of July parade, festival and fireworks show. We put together this map to help you find a celebration to join for Independence Day 2015. Click the small white icon on the top left to read more... The post Map of 4th of July Celebrations in Oklahoma appeared first on Home Creations.
  • Palermo Place, OKC – Community Highlight

    Rachel Cunningham
    23 Jun 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Introducing Palermo Place — Home Creations’ newest community in south Oklahoma City. Palermo Place is located at SW 141st and Western, across the street from Orr Family Farm. South Oklahoma City is known for its fantastic schools, family-friendly entertainment and peaceful living. Moore Public Schools Families living in Palermo Place will be sending their children read more... The post Palermo Place, OKC – Community Highlight appeared first on Home Creations.
  • Home Creations Moves Up on Builder Top 100 List

    Rachel Cunningham
    27 May 2015 | 12:37 pm
    In May 2015, Builder magazine released the 2014 Top 100 Builders list. Home Creations moved up 3 positions from last year’s list and is now #69 of 100 top builders in America. Home Creations is also the largest locally owned and operated home builder on the list, as well as the only Oklahoma-owned builder in read more... The post Home Creations Moves Up on Builder Top 100 List appeared first on Home Creations.
  • Clearwater, OKC Community Highlight

    Rachel Cunningham
    12 May 2015 | 9:40 am
    Tucked away just west of Will Rogers Airport stands Home Creations’ Clearwater community. Clearwater is a great community for several reasons: the location, the price, the schools and the opportunities. Location This community is in a prime location for accessing everything Oklahoma City, Mustang, Yukon and Bethany have to offer. The location is a perfect read more... The post Clearwater, OKC Community Highlight appeared first on Home Creations.
  • Home Creations Honors Debbie Guidry and Anita Wagoner-Brown

    Rachel Cunningham
    7 May 2015 | 12:57 pm
    Two of our favorite Home Creations employees, Anita Wagoner Brown and Debbie Guidry, have began new ventures this year. These two women have been integral to the success of Home Creations, and we wanted to honor and thank them for their years of dedication to our company. Anita Wagoner-Brown Anita Wagoner-Brown, Director and Sales & Marketing, read more... The post Home Creations Honors Debbie Guidry and Anita Wagoner-Brown appeared first on Home Creations.
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  • Great Scottsdale 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Rental with Garage

    William Morris
    9 Jun 2015 | 9:50 am
    6597 N 79th Pl. Scottsdale, AZ 85250$1,585Available for immediate move-in. Great Location! Two bedroom and two bathroom with a two car garage. Close to shopping, recreation, and all the amenities that Scottsdale has to offer. Open great room with fireplace and wetbar, dining room and eat-in kitchen, refrigerator and inside laundry with washer and dryer.For More Information and Pictures Click HereTo schedule a showing please contact me:William MorrisRE/MAX Omni Consultants(602) 740-1900william.morris.wm@gmail.comwww.williammorrisrealestate.com
  • Arizona Staycations

    William Morris
    8 Jun 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Arizona StaycationsNeed to get away?  Maybe you don't have the time or money to go on a vacation.  Arizona is a great place to do a staycation!  In the summer, many hotels have inexpensive rates and plenty of things to do.  Here are some suggestions for your next Arizona Staycation.  Book yours today!
  • Salt River Tubing

    William Morris
    26 May 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Salt River TubingIt is starting to heat up in the Phoenix area.  If you are looking for something to do outdoors and stay cool, try Salt River Tubing!  Great activity for groups, families, and everyone else!When: Hours are 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. daily. Last tube rental is at 2 p.m. and the last shuttle pickup is at 6:30 p.m.Where: 9200 N. Bush Highway, Mesa.Cost: $17 for tube rental and shuttle; $14 for shuttle only. Cash only. $30 for lost or stolen tube.Salt River Tubing WebsiteSalt River Tubing Tips DirectionsFrom the North West ValleyI-17 South to I-10 EastI-10 East to…
  • Mazatlan Bed and Breakfast or Home For Sale

    William Morris
    6 May 2015 | 12:15 pm
    B&B For SaleCasa De LeyendasOwn a turnkey Bed and Breakfast or vacation home close to the beach in the heart of Centro Historico Mazatlan!Venustiano Carranza #4 - Centro HistoricoMazatlan, Sinaloa, MXHere is a chance to buy one of the highest rated B&B's in Mazatlan and a turnkey business. Restaurant also available for purchase (Sold Separately).Listed at $995,000Property can be a residence, vacation home, or business! Endless Opportunities!Highly Rated B&B in Mazatlan, MexicoAbility to Own the Business Fee SimpleEscrow to be opened in the United StatesTitle Insurance…
  • Arizona Cinco De Mayo

    William Morris
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:33 pm
    Arizona Cinco De Mayo Events22nd Annual Cinco Phoenix Festival The 22nd Annual Cinco de Mayo Phoenix Festival is one of the largest multicultural festivals in Arizona commemorating Mexico’s historic victory over the French Army in the 1862 Battle of Puebla. This two day street festival is located between the skyscrapers in downtown Phoenix and provides attendees with non-stop fun, music, games, and giveaways.What else will you find at Cinco Phoenix?Live Music including Platinum Artists & Local Band Legends$100,000 Scholarship GiveawayLucha Libre Ballet FolkloricoUSA…
 
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  • Hard Money Q&A with Investor Craig Fuhr

    Scott Costello
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:31 am
    This is part 2 of a two post series on hard money. In the first part I had a Q&A with Hard Money Lender, Jeff Hensel. In this post I wanted to get the other side of the coin and have an active investor’s take on hard money. For this I welcome Craig Fuhr. I’ve know Craig for probably as long as I’ve been investing. Excellent guy and even better investor. He had some great things to say about Hard Money below and I think you’ll learn a lot. Bonus Video !On a side note, watch this video of Craig taken back in 2009. Hilarity ensues about 1:45 in. Trust me it’s…
  • Hard Money Q&A With Jeff Hensel

    Scott Costello
    11 Jun 2015 | 7:33 am
    This post is going to be a two part series about Hard Money. Today’s guest, Jeff Hensel, is going to answer questions about Hard Money from the point of view of a Lender. Next week I will have an active investor, Craig Fuhr, answer the same questions from an investor’s point of view. I’ll be the first to admit that I know very little about hard money.  So when I was contacted by Jeff Hensel of North Coast Financial (www.northcoastfinancialinc.com) about doing a guest post about the topic I was a bit reluctant.  It didn’t really align with my site’s main focus.
  • Podio – Send Out Offer Letters with 1 Click

    Scott Costello
    22 May 2015 | 9:19 am
    I’ve been on the hunt for a good crm for my small business lately.  So my Podio experiment continues and this time I take on one of the scenarios that i mentioned in my post about creating custom Podio Apps.  One of my readers, Charles, asked if I could create a process that did the following… …Automatically create and send an offer letter to my Real Estate Agent when I change the status of one of my leads to Make Offer… I was able to create this process completely using a combination of Podio, Zapier, Globiflow and Lob. Here is a video demonstration of the entire…
  • Podio – Creating Apps and Automating with GlobiFlow and Zapier

    Scott Costello
    14 May 2015 | 6:01 am
    In my previous post I talked about my first impressions of Podio.  While I was a bit overwhelmed it was easy to see that Podio was a good option for managing your wholesale business. One of the big draws for using a system like Podio is how customizable it is. That is a great feature but it also can be a negative one if it creates to many complexities. After spending about 2 weeks figuring things out, I’m happy to say that Podio is very simple to setup.  It took me a few Do Overs before I understood the best way to set things up.  Once I did though it all made sense and allowed me…
  • My First Look at Podio (Day 1)

    Scott Costello
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:31 pm
    This post is going to be a part of a series of posts as I get into the world of Podio. Sometimes the first impression says a lot about an application. Quite often the initial look at an application causes us to get that overwhelmed feeling in our guts and we turn around and never come back. I have found this to be even more true if the application is FREE like Podio is. Mostly because you have nothing invested in it. These are truly my first reactions when I signed up for Podio today. To give you a little hint, I didn’t exactly jump right in and start entering my leads. What is Podio?
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  • Advantages of Hiring a Professional Property Manager

    Chanda Gunter
    18 Jun 2015 | 1:04 am
    Property Managers Do it Better? Hear it For Yourself! When Daniel Curran’s primary residence in Richmond, Virginia became a rental six years ago a friend suggested he use a Real Estate broker who did property management on the side to manage his rental. Daniel soon realized that was a mistake when he didn’t get the money due to him on time – first it was a couple weeks late, then a month, then even up to 3 months late.  He learned his real estate broker and part time property manager did not have the systems and processes in place to professionally manage his rental home. Daniel…
  • Lukas Krause Awarded Rising Star of 2015

    Chanda Gunter
    16 Jun 2015 | 1:34 am
    Lukas Krause, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Property Management Business Solutions LLC (parent company of Real Property Management), has been named among HousingWire Magazine’s 2015 Rising Stars. The HousingWire Rising Star program acknowledges the top 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who have driven their organization and their respective industry forward through their notable accomplishments. HousingWire describes this year’s winners as risk takers who act as change agents within their companies through their involvement in systems, processes or products. “I am honored…
  • Growing Marijuana in Your Rental Property: Legal in California?

    Chanda Gunter
    14 Jun 2015 | 1:08 am
    Inspections Crucial in ‘Marijuana County USA’ Humboldt County, California is known as ‘Marijuana County USA’ for its prominence as a marijuana-growing hub.  More than one-fifth of the county’s residents grow marijuana. What happens when you discover your tenants are growing marijuana in your rental property? Lee Marvel managed his rental property himself when he discovered his tri-plex had been transformed into an elaborate marijuana growing operation. According to Lee, “The property was a catastrophe. They had turned all of the units into a marijuana production house. The walls…
  • Grill or BBQ: What’s the Difference?

    Chanda Gunter
    11 Jun 2015 | 1:35 am
    Which summertime activity do you prefer, grill or BBQ? Do you know the difference? Grill and Barbeque (BBQ)–The terms are used interchangeably to describe a type of food, a way of cooking, and the typical social gathering that often occurs when food is being cooked. Other terms used in this respect are cooking out, smoking, and charbroiling. So which one is right? And what’s the difference, if there is a difference?     Grilling: Grilling refers to cooking food over a direct flame, usually your “grill” or even an open camp fire. Hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, steak and…
  • 5 Reasons to Have a Rental Property Inspection

    Chanda Gunter
    8 Jun 2015 | 1:15 am
    A regular rental property inspection is an invaluable service for your investment! Have you had a rental property inspection lately?  If not, here are five good reasons to have Real Property Management conduct an inspection soon. Ensure tenants are complying with the terms of the lease (e.g., pets, tenants, parking). Confirm no illegal activity is taking place. Identify any maintenance or repairs needed. Save money by addressing issues right away. Preserve the value of your property. Assessing the condition of your rental property on a regular basis will prevent any issues from becoming…
 
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  • Micro Flats for Micro Living – Getting Cosy in Cambridge

    sev
    10 Jun 2015 | 6:05 am
    As populations in our cities grow, so space is running out, fuelling the need for alternative property solutions to cope with such burgeoning demand.  Nowhere is this more the case than in Cambridge, one of England’s most historic cities.  Consistently outperforming cities in terms of property sales and house prices, Cambridge is known to benefit from the fastest average selling time for properties in the UK.  But with the space at a premium something has had to give.  While the house price rises have slowed a little by Cambridge standards, an 18 per cent average rise last year still…
  • What does Budget 2015 mean to investors and landlords

    sev
    13 Apr 2015 | 3:16 pm
    On 18th March 2015 the Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered his Budget 2015 to Parliament and here are the relevant highlights for investors and landlords. Budget 2015 – State of the economy With the economy of the north growing faster than the south last year, Britain has seen the highest rate of employment in its history, with Employment growing fastest in the North West. Living standards are higher in 2015 than 2010 and with inflation forecast now downgraded to 0.2% low interest rates look to be “locked in” for further growth. £13 billion worth of sales have been…
  • Landlords will be required by law to install smoke alarms

    sev
    7 Apr 2015 | 6:13 am
    The government has confirmed that landlords will be required by law to install smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms in their properties, under measures announced by Housing Minister Brandon Lewis. The move will help prevent up to 36 deaths and 1,375 injuries a year, according to the government and and is expected to take effect from October 2015. In 1988 just 8% of homes had a smoke alarm installed but now, even before the mandatory private rental sector measure, it is over 90% according to government. This is part of wider government moves to ensure there are sufficient measures are in…
  • Landlord Licensing; Everything you ever wanted to know

    sev
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:27 am
    A new interactive map has been launched by the National Landlords Association (NLA) to help landlords keep on top of the ‘disjointed and confusing’ licensing schemes within England and Wales. The interactive map provides landlords with a snapshot of local Landlord licensing rules across England and Wales, including fees payable for any mandatory, additional or selective schemes in their region, as well as outlining where proposals for new schemes are currently under consideration. The map supports the NLA’s Rent, Risk, Resolve campaign, which looks to help landlords mitigate some of…
  • Which areas have the best buy-to-let potential?

    sev
    22 Mar 2015 | 5:05 pm
    Regional centres have proven to be the best locations for profitable returns in buy-to-let investment, with 25% of properties in places like Manchester, Nottingham and Southampton now privately rented. London is no longer the place to be if you’re after the best buy-to-let returns, with investors looking beyond the capital and at regions where yields are 300% higher, according to data from lender HSBC. The data showed that certain parts of the UK – such as Blackpool, Nottingham, Hull and Southampton, offered the outstanding rental yields when compared to other areas of the UK. HSBC also…
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  • The Pool Noodle Hacks You Never Knew You Needed

    Kat Bremhorst
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:10 am
  • The Science of Fireworks

    Kat Bremhorst
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Fireworks seem to be a magical occurrence, but do you know what makes them sparkle and boom?
  • Your Fourth of July Menu Made Easy

    Kat Bremhorst
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:16 am
    It’s Fourth of July time, yay! So what are you making for this festive holiday? Don’t fret, we’ve got your easy recipes covered!   Layered Red, White & Blue Drink (Non-Alcoholic) -Light Blue Gatorade -Hawaiian Fruit punch -Sprite The drink is a refreshing party trick. The key is pouring the liquid in against the side…
  • BFF Status

    Kat Bremhorst
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Distance makes the heart grow fonder, but in this friend group’s case they didn’t want to risk it. Four families in Austin didn’t want to have to make new neighbor friends so they created a private living community. The gang built four small houses with private rooms and bathrooms and then a common kitchen area…
  • #InternationalJokeDay: Real Estate Style

    Carly Ramirez
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:16 pm
    In honor of International Joke Day, here are some real estate jokes to tickle your funny bone. If you have one, add it in the comments section or tweet us at @PartnerXchange using #InternationalJokeDay. A broker was dismayed when a brand new real estate office much like his own opened up next door and erected…
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  • In the Spotlight: Alpharetta, Georgia

    29 Jun 2015 | 5:13 am
    Today, Alpharetta is known primarily as an affluent suburb of Atlanta, just to its north, but this city is a distinct community with a history going back nearly as far as the city of Atlanta itself. Whereas Atlanta was nearly leveled during the Civil War and lost many of its heritage buildings, Alpharetta has been able to maintain a portion of its historic downtown core and a unique identity all its own. Links to the Past Take a stroll down memory lane with a self-guided tour through Alpharettas past. There are 17 historical markers to explore through the heritage district in this communitys…
  • 1065 Midtown to Covert Over 50 Condos Above Loews Hotel

    26 May 2015 | 8:33 am
    The Atlanta Business Chronicle recently reported that the 1065 Midtown Apartments, with occupancy of nearly 100 percent, will convert to condos in the Loews Hotel. According to the report, prices continue to climb on the Atlanta real estate market for intown purchases which is forcing the hand of TriBridge Residential to covert 52 apartments at the top of the Loews Atlanta Hotel. Rent here has maintained between $2,500 and $7,000 per month, but now that Daniel Corporation, the original developer of 1065 Midtown, sold to TriBridge, renovations and conversions will begin as tenants’ leases…
  • 10 Great Atlanta Suburbs with Awesome Schools

    19 May 2015 | 12:04 pm
    One of the most frequent questions we hear at The Atlanta Homes is “which are the best neighborhoods for new families?” and “which neighborhoods have the best schools?” It’s a rather hard question to answer because Atlanta has many neighborhoods both “Intown” and Out of the Perimeter (OTP). We’ve developed a short list for those new families who are looking into buying a home in the Atlanta real estate market. In the Perimeter, or “Intown” Chastain ParkChastain Park is the largest city park in Atlanta and is home to excellent public and private schools. Located just 5…
  • In The Spotlight: Milton, GA

    6 May 2015 | 11:17 am
    Milton, GA was incorporated in Fulton County on December 1, 2006. Situated in the beautiful, northwestern region of the county, Milton is known as a highly affluent community with a population of just over 32,000. According to the 2010 Census, Milton’s average household income is $99,412 in an area of roughly 38.7 square miles. Milton is bordered by Roswell and Alpharetta to its south, Forsyth County on its east, and Cherokee County to its north and west. Milton, GA: A Brief History Named after the Revolutionary War Hero and Georgian politician, John Milton, the city is currently named as…
  • 10 Reasons To Have Buyer Representation When Purchasing A New Construction Home

    24 Mar 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Do you really need a Realtor® if you plan on buying a newly constructed home? Sometimes when the real estate market has many new constructed homes, buyers often consider purchasing without consulting a Realtor® first. Nevertheless, the benefits of using an agent as a new construction buyers representative are many. Here’s our list: 1. FREE Representation. It’s almost never recommended to represent yourself in a court, so why would anyone do it when buying a home? Using an agent for a new construction who will represent you will keep your best interest in mind against a seller who is…
 
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  • New Information on Sonoma Isles Just Released

    2 Jul 2015 | 8:34 am
     New information is just out on the Sonoma Isles community. Homes will start in the mid-$600,000 range to over $1 million. The community will feature one and two-story floor plans from 2488 ft.² to over 5000 ft.².  Sonoma Isles is Jupiter's newest community with over 275 homesites and Lake views from nearly every property. The community is located on Indiantown Road just 1/2 mile west of Florida's Turnpike. The community will offer a clubhouse and resort style swimming pool, kids playgrounds, barbecue grill area and community gathering room, fitness center, event lawn with…
  • How Much Will $600,000 Get You in Admiral's Cove?

    30 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Admirals Cove is one of the premier waterfront and marina communities throughout Jupiter Florida. Yes, there are multimillion dollar homes and estates but what if you don't have millions of dollars and still want to be part of an amazing community? This post talks about how much you can get for around $600,000 in Admirals Cove, Jupiter Florida. Surprisingly there are several homes under the $600,000 mark but it also depends on the kind of amenities you want and then we need to talk about fees. As of the publishing of this post there are five properties priced from $525,000-$650,000.
  • How Affordable are Homes in Frenchman's Reserve?

    25 Jun 2015 | 9:49 am
    Frenchman's Reserve is a large community located in Palm Beach Gardens Florida just north of Atlantic Road and South of Frenchman's Creek. This community has several different styles of homes, golf course properties and attached townhomes. This is a gated community accessible from Hood Road just off Highway 811. The community features many amenities such as tennis, the clubhouse and of course the golf course. The term "Affordable" is all relative; affordable housing simply means less than 30% of your income is going towards your housing payment to it really depends on your income.
  • How Big is Abacoa Really?

    23 Jun 2015 | 9:42 am
    Anyone can Google Abacoa which is located in Jupiter Florida but you really can't get an idea of how big this master-planned community is. Abacoa stretches from Donald Ross Road in the South, which runs east and west to the ocean and just past Interstate 95 All the way north to the Indian Creek Parkway. The Indian Creek Parkway really only runs a little bit further east past Abacoa and then turns into Central Boulevard to the west. Abaca is bordered on the east by the Cove West Golf Village and highway 811 or A1A. Exported on the west by Heights Boulevard. The Abacoa Golf Club and Course…
  • Old Port Cove Condos for Sale

    19 Jun 2015 | 8:57 am
    Old Port Cove Condominiums on Singer Island Often referred to as part of Singer Island, Old Port Cove is actually located in North Palm Beach on the west side of the Intracoastal waterway. The waterfront condo community of Old Port Cove offers a wide range of amenities and one of the finest full-service marinas in the palm beach county area. The community features nine individual luxury complex neighborhoods with a total of 1053 condominiums. Many boast wraparound balconies and numerous interior upgrades. The community itself features a 2 mile long jogging trail, social facilities,…
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  • How to Know if Renting or Owning a Home is Right For You

    David Brown
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    So, you’re looking at moving and you’re not sure if renting or owning a local New York New York home is right for you? You’re not sure if one is a better financial decision than the other? You’re not sure if you’ll be able to find the type of house or apartment you’d like to live in? You’re not sure what you can handle financially? Well this article will dive into ways you can learn how to know if renting or owning a home is right for you in the New York area. How To Know If Renting Or Owning A New York Home Is The Right Choice Throughout the…
  • Turn Key Real Estate Management Services in New York – What Should I Look For?

    David Brown
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Turn key real estate investing in New York New York offers a relatively safe, reliable investment strategy that can provide steady returns on a predictable schedule. There are a handful of great turn key real estate management services in New York New York that you can turn to for information on buying, holding, and leveraging rental real estate (without managing the properties yourself) to improve your investment portfolio. While profits are generally going to be smaller than high-risk investments, you can increase the value of a turn key real estate investing opportunity in your city by…
  • Rent 2 Own Homes in New York – what’s the catch?

    David Brown
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Looking for a local rent to own house but aren’t sure how it works or if there is a “catch?” Read this article to discover what you need to know about local New York rent to own houses…In the real estate market today, it is very tempting to follow through on one of those ads in the local paper or on Craigslist that are practically screaming the great deal of rent 2 own homes in New York New York.  This option can be a win-win for both parties, but is it always the best method to get into a great house? Sure, you can’t sell your home right now, or if…
  • Tips on Renting A New York Home

    David Brown
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    In today’s article, we’ll take a look at some tips on Renting a New York home that you should consider when renting your next home in New York. As property values plummeted over the latter part of the 2000’s, many people began to turn to renting. There are plenty of reasons to rent as opposed to purchasing a home, including maintenance costs, desire to live in a densely populated part of New York New York, or the desire to live in a smaller space. Should I Rent From A Private Owner vs. Management Company? There are advantages and disadvantages to renting from a management company.
  • What Is Turn-Key Real Estate Investing in New York New York?

    David Brown
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Let’s talk about turn-key real estate investing in New York New York. First, there are many ways to invest your hard earned money. You can choose to take your chances with the stock market or buying and selling gold, futures contracts and other commodities. Given the current upswing in the economy, these might be good choices, at least for the short term. But what happens when the markets begin to go back down? Most financial investments are cyclical, which means they are going to have their upswings and their downswings. If you can invest only when values are rising, then you can make…
 
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  • 3D Virtual Tours Taking Over

    Jason Cassity
    22 Jun 2015 | 11:40 am
    sldkf sldfkh The post 3D Virtual Tours Taking Over appeared first on City Consulting Group - A San Diego Real Estate Agency.
  • New Development Announcement | 7th and Market | East Village San Diego

    Jason Cassity
    8 Jun 2015 | 12:09 pm
    For the last few years, residents in Downtown San Diego’s East Village have been speculating about the future of the empty parking lot on Market St between 7th and 8th Ave. We’ve heard rumors of a block sized park and a 40 story condo high-rise, and it appears that we now have a winner. Cisterra […] The post New Development Announcement | 7th and Market | East Village San Diego appeared first on City Consulting Group - A San Diego Real Estate Agency.
  • M2i Condos & Lofts Update

    Jason Cassity
    21 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    M2i Condos & Lofts in Downtown San Diego’s East Village are constantly brought up as one of the “favorites” of our East Village residents. M2i is centrally located on Island Ave between 10th & 11th (with the second address on 10th Ave between Market and Island). Built in 2005 by CityMark Developments (see: Fahrenheit, DOMA, Aperture), M2i […] The post M2i Condos & Lofts Update appeared first on City Consulting Group - A San Diego Real Estate Agency.
  • ANOTHER New BOSA Development on the Horizon

    Jason Cassity
    18 May 2015 | 10:28 am
    The plans are now starting to come together for the entire Pacific & Broadway corridor, and they have Nat Bosa’s name all over them. We already know that the New Bosa Condos being developed on the Southeast block of the Pacific & Broadway city block will be San Diego’s most expensive address when it’s completed in 2017. Now, we’ve […] The post ANOTHER New BOSA Development on the Horizon appeared first on City Consulting Group - A San Diego Real Estate Agency.
  • City Heights Home Renovation – Before and After

    Amanda Shelley
    15 May 2015 | 3:17 pm
    Here we are for another edition of our Before and After Series in which we reveal the tremendous transformations of San Diego investment properties represented and sold by City Consulting Group. This week’s Before and After reveal is located in City Heights, a San Diego neighborhood which sits just east of the highly gentrified community of North […] The post City Heights Home Renovation – Before and After appeared first on City Consulting Group - A San Diego Real Estate Agency.
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  • Art Nerd New York’s Top Event Picks for the Week, 7/2-7/8

    Lori Zimmer
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Image via Michael Dougherty/flickr In a city where hundreds of interesting happenings occur each week, it can be hard to pick and choose your way to a fulfilling life. Art Nerd‘s philosophy is a combination of observation, participation, education and of course a party to create the ultimate well-rounded week. Jump ahead for Art Nerd founder Lori Zimmer’s top picks for 6sqft readers which start tonight! Of course, July 4th is on everyone’s mind this weekend. If you’re not into battling the crowds along the East River to see the fireworks (of if you’re not lucky enough…
  • Heidi Klum Settles on a $70K/Month West Village Rental for the Summer

    Annie Doge
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:40 pm
    one moment please...400 West Street, New York, NY, United States+ Expand- collapseIt was recently reported that Heidi Klum was eyeing this 3.5-acre $11 million private island off Manhattan as her next retreat, but it looks like the supermodel has decided to slum it in the West Village instead. The Post reports that Klum will be renting out a 7,200-square-foot Bob and Cortney Novogratz creation located at 400 West Street through the summer. The home is not an unfamiliar spot for the model who has shot hoops, hot tubbed, and made pizza at the glamorous property when she rented it in…
  • A Hungarian Princess Once Kept a Pet Lion Cub at the Plaza

    Dana Schulz
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:33 pm
    The Plaza (L) and Goldfleck’s headstone at the Hartsdale Pet Cemetery (R) Last week, we explored the history of the Hartsdale Pet Cemetery, America’s oldest and largest cemetery of its kind. We mentioned that beloved pets laid to rest in this upstate burial ground include much more than just cats and dogs. One of the most notable unconventional pets is Goldfleck, a lion cub who lived the life of royalty in the Plaza Hotel. Goldfleck belonged to Princess Elisabeth Vilma Lwoff-Parlaghy of Hungary. She was a well-known portrait painter with a love for animals. After visiting New…
  • JFK Airport Gets an Awesome Open-Air Roofdeck; Joan Rivers’ Penthouse Sells for Ask

    Diane Pham
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:30 pm
    An UES woman found apartment hunting so stressful, she gave up her search and stayed in her over-priced studio. [NYT] Joan Rivers’ opulent apartment has sold for $28 million to a Middle Eastern buyer. [NYDN] NYCHA is looking for bids from developers interested in building affordable apartments. [NYDN] Tribeca Cinemas has closed down and the building is now up for sale. [DNA Info] Have a look inside Pacific Park Brooklyn’s new condos at 550 Vanderbilt. [6sqft inbox; Video] If you’re at JFK, be sure to check out the fresh-air roof. Not only can you have an ice cream up…
  • Let Us In on the Good Stuff: Send Us Tips!

    Alyssa Alimurung
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:30 am
    We’re opening up the tipline. Send us everything from historic maps to useful websites to fun events and even newsworthy photos. We also love knowing about what’s happening in your neighborhood. Any new developments? A cool art installation?  Tip us off at tips [at] 6sqft [dot] com. Make sure to include any attachments, photos, and links. All tips will be reviewed by our editors and if they find a great fit, we’ll write it up! SEND US AN E-MAIL HERE >>  
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  • Zumper National Rent Report: July 2015

    Devin O'Brien
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Report Summary (Download our complete report here: Zumper US Rent Report: July 2015) > Top 3 markets continue to hold strong San Francisco continues to dominate first place, matching its record from last month of $3,500 for a one bedroom. Though NYC had the most expensive neighborhoods in the country last month (NoMad, Flatiron, and Tribeca), San Francisco beat out all boroughs, ahead of Manhattan ($3,195), Brooklyn ($3,000), Queens ($2,300), The Bronx ($1,500), and Staten Island ($1,150). At the same time, third place Boston held strong at $2,230. > San Jose rent prices hit…
  • The 5 Best Seattle Apartments Right Now (June 29)

    Alexa Collins
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:57 pm
    1. Belltown – 2 bed, 1 bath, $2,142/month ($1,071/person) 2312 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 This is a gorgeous two bedroom apartment in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle. The apartment has one bathroom, in-unit laundry, a ceiling fan, and a balcony. Just look at those gorgeous, shiny floors! We can see you bopping around your kitchen to the latest Kelly Clarkson single, humming as you make bruschetta and sip a glass of red wine. Or while you’re microwaving a frozen burrito (it’s all the same, right?). Whatever your style, we know you’ll be happy hanging out on this building’s…
  • The 5 Best San Diego Apartments Right Now (June 29)

    Alexa Collins
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:48 pm
    1. Village of La Jolla – 5 bed, 4 bath, $5,550/month ($1,110/person) 1357 Olivet St, La Jolla, CA 92037 If you want to live in gorgeous La Jolla, CA, check out this 5 bed, 4 bath option. Grab your four besties and move on in, because at $1,110/person, the price really is hard to beat for this area. With so many roommates and the prime Village of La Jolla location, life could be a party all the time. You are only a ten-minute walk to all of the shops and restaurants, and a 13-minute walk from the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. If beachin’ is what you seek, hop in the car and in…
  • Bay Area Summer Concert Roundup 2015

    Alexa Collins
    25 Jun 2015 | 9:39 am
    Flickr User Roshan Vyas   Shoreline Amphitheater (Mountain View) Friday Jun 26 – Lady Antebellum: Wheels Up 2015 Tour with Hunter Hayes and Sam Hunt Saturday Jul 4 – San Francisco Symphony : The July 4th Firework Spectacular Wednesday Jul 22 – 5 Seconds of Summer with Hey Violet Friday Jul 31 – Darius Rucker with Brett Eldredge, Brothers Osborne, and A Thousand Horses Friday Aug 21 – Dierks Bentley with Kip Moore, Maddie and Tae, & Canaan Smith Wednesday Sept 16 – Foo Fighters with Gary Clark, Jr. Friday Sept 18 – Tim McGraw with Billy…
  • Affordable Apartments in 5 Major Texas Cities

    Alexa Collins
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:14 am
    Flickr User TimothyJ Do you identify with the phrase, “Texas is calling and I must go?” Have you been long harboring the desire to live in Austin, San Antonio, or Dallas? Do you eat every taco wishing it was authentic Tex-Mex? Munch on every bit of brisket and wish it had been smoked at Franklin’s Barbecue? Have you been waiting and waiting for the perfect shop to custom make you a pair of cowboy boots? Do you love Dr. Pepper? Do you think In-N-Out pales in comparison to Whataburger? Does country music stream out of your windows as you cruise down the highway? If you answered…
 
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    Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088

  • What are Warner Robins GA Homes Worth in May 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    27 Jun 2015 | 10:10 am
    What are Warner Robins GA Homes Worth in May 2015 Consumers who are aspiring to know “What are Warner Robins GA homes worth in May 2015?” have definitely come to the right place to get that answer. In addition, we will peel back the rest of the market and see exactly what the real estate market in Warner […] The post What are Warner Robins GA Homes Worth in May 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • What are Perry GA Homes Worth in May 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    27 Jun 2015 | 9:32 am
    What are Perry GA Homes Worth in May 2015? With a bevy of real estate buyers, investors, and sellers asking “What are Perry GA homes worth in May 2015?” it is a great time to answer that question and many others about the real estate market in Perry GA. Currently, this market is balanced with 7 […] The post What are Perry GA Homes Worth in May 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • What are Kathleen GA Homes Worth in May 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    27 Jun 2015 | 7:43 am
    What are Kathleen GA Homes Worth in May 2015 Real estate buyers and sellers in Houston County are itching to know “What are Kathleen GA Homes Worth in May 2015“. Fortunately, you have come to the right place to find out the answer to that question and several others! With only 3 months worth of […] The post What are Kathleen GA Homes Worth in May 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • What are Centerville GA Homes Worth in May 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    27 Jun 2015 | 7:15 am
    What are Centerville GA Homes Worth in May 2015 Real estate buyers, investors, and sellers who are wondering “What are Centerville GA Homes Worth in May 2015″ will have the answer to that question and several more in this month’s real estate report. Sales uncharacteristically went down this past month as consumers found homes in other […] The post What are Centerville GA Homes Worth in May 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • 3 Tips to Select a Mortgage Lender

    Anita Clark Realtor
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:45 pm
    Three Tips to Select a Mortgage Lender The process for selecting real estate agents and mortgage lenders is often similar, with the main difference being your search will turn up several non-local lenders that may be a good fit for your particular lending needs. Whatever your methodology is, these tips to select a mortgage lender […] The post 3 Tips to Select a Mortgage Lender appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
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  • 11 Tips To Ace Real Estate Networking Events [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Tyler Zey
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:51 pm
    Wondering how to network in real estate better? Are you not getting the results you deserve from your networking? Networking in real estate is the most time proven way to generate consistent referrals. Here’s the thing: It’s hard to network when you don’t have a network already.  This is one of those scenarios where the rich get richer.  So, to help you out, the infographic below will point out 11 ways for you to ace real estate networking events. If you’re looking for ways to increase your offline lead generation, these tips will really help you out! Now, perhaps…
  • How Responsive Real Estate Websites Actually Work [Infographic]

    Tyler Zey
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:35 pm
    It’s not a secret that real estate lead generation is moving towards mobile devices. Zillow already has it’s app on the Apple Watch!  But how to capture more leads despite all these trends is what’s important for realtors to understand. According to Google, 79% of the people in the United States use their smart phone as a research tool daily.  That means you need responsive real estate websites! Businesses with responsive real estate websites typically see 9-10% more revenue than those without them. But what does this exactly mean? What are responsive real estate websites,…
  • 4 Fiverr Gigs That Actually Help Your Real Estate Agent Websites Get More Leads

    Tyler Zey
    28 Jun 2015 | 8:41 pm
    Let’s face it: There are only 24 hours in the day. And yet, most of us simply cannot keep up with the number of tasks we have to do to run our businesses. Wouldn’t you just rather focus on the things you LOVE about real estate? Rather than worrying about all the little things that get in the way? Well you’re in luck, because today I’m going to be sharing 4 Fiverr gigs that actually will help you get more leads from your real estate agent websites. I’ve personally purchased and used each of these Fiverr Gigs and can attest to their credibility. (This will save…
  • 22 Of The Best TED Talks & Keynote Speaches That Will Help You Achieve Your Dreams

    Tyler Zey
    25 Jun 2015 | 9:36 am
    Often, we can get bogged down in the day-to-day of running a real estate business. Or can focus on only adding just one more tool to our lead gen pipeline. And we can kind of forget why we started selling real estate to begin with. It’s hard to stay inspired when you get bogged down like that. So today, I’m going to list out 22 of the top TED Talks and Keynotes on the web. Some of them will be real estate training videos and others will just be inspirational videos that can help you get out of that lead generation funk. They all provide an interesting view on the current state of…
  • 15 Free Incredibly Useful Real Estate Organization Tools To Grow Sales And Beat Zillow

    Tyler Zey
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:08 pm
    Today, you’re going to learn the 15 free tools I use to stay organized and to grow sales. Quick question first: What’s the only way you’ll achieve success in real estate? Answer: By achieving some competitive advantage over all the other agents and executing on that advantage daily. Whew, establishing that competitive advantage can be tough. And that’s why real estate organization tools are essential. They make the repetitive processes of being a realtor run smoothly. And free-up your time to focus on more profitable activities.   Click here to download our 15…
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    Austin Tenant Advisors » Office Space Lease Tips

  • 9 Mistakes Tenants Make When Leasing Office Space

    Nathan Smith
    17 Jun 2015 | 2:16 pm
    The following post is copyrighted by Austin Tenant Advisors - . When it comes to leasing office space many companies make a lot of mistakes, and in business mistakes equal to dollars. Below are 9 common mistakes that companies make when leasing office space and a few suggestions on how to avoid them. 1.  Know what you need. Are the spaces you are considering large enough to meet the needs of your company, employees and clients? Are they too large to be practical for your requirements, or too small to accommodate your equipment, personnel and other business-specific essentials? Many…
  • Why Won’t the Landlord Reduce My Commercial Space Rent?

    Nathan Smith
    16 Jun 2015 | 11:27 am
    The following post is copyrighted by Austin Tenant Advisors - . When you see a commercial real estate space (retail, warehouse, or office space) sit empty for months you would assume that the landlord would reduce the rent to get it leased out ASAP.  If the space was located in a down market you might have a pretty good chance of getting a sweet deal.  However if the space is located in a “HOT” market then you have a much less chance of that happening. What are some reasons why a landlord will not reduce commercial real estate rents? Some are just stubborn and not willing to…
  • How to Lease Commercial Office Space

    Nathan Smith
    5 Jun 2015 | 8:35 pm
    The following post is copyrighted by Austin Tenant Advisors - . Leasing commercial office space is a big step for your business and one of the largest operational expenses.  Knowing your potential commercial office space needs is very important before you begin shopping around. Steps to Leasing Commercial Office Space To determine which location is best for your commercial office consider where your employee talent will come from, where your competition is, what conveniences are nearby, and where your potential customers are located. Determine how many sf of office space you will need. …
  • Why it’s important to get Commercial Real Estate Property Inspections

    Nathan Smith
    5 Jun 2015 | 7:54 pm
    The following post is copyrighted by Austin Tenant Advisors - . One of the most important things you need to have done when buying a commercial real estate property is to have it inspected by an experienced and qualified commercial real estate property inspector.  You want to make sure you know what you’re getting before you buy it.  Some properties that look like great deals might really end up being a money pit later on when unseen issues pop up. Ideally you want a commercial real estate property inspector that is experienced in many different aspects of commercial properties and…
  • Can the Landlord Relocate My Office Space?

    Nathan Smith
    1 Jun 2015 | 3:29 pm
    The following post is copyrighted by Austin Tenant Advisors - . In most commercial office lease contracts you will find a relocation clause (aka substitute premises clause) that allows the landlord to relocate you (the tenant) from one space to another in order to accommodate a larger tenant. No matter the size of your company and whether you are leasing industrial, retail, or office space you should do everything you can to have the relocation clause removed from the lease.  The location of the space is one of the main reasons why you picked it!  Factors such as lobby exposure,…
 
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  • Find out about the UK’s fastest rising asset class [FREE student property investment guide]

    Gemma Stephenson
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    Over the last few years, student property has emerged as one of the UK’s leading asset classes. Investment in the sector reached new highs in the first half of 2015, with £4.2 billion invested in the asset class and investment in the asset class is showing no signs of slowing down. Click here to access the brochure… New era of investors Traditionally investment in the sector was limited to institutional investors or those who invested in HMOs. However, with low interest rates provided by banks, many savers are searching for a way to make their money work harder for them. This coupled…
  • Top Tips to Sell Your Property and Move Abroad

    Luke Fitzsimmons
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:08 am
    The time has come for a big change to occur in your life. You are planning to move abroad! This is an enormous step you are about to make, as it requires you to look not only at what is ahead, but also what you have right now and what you are about to do with it. If you are a house owner, you should have a plan about what to do with your house before you start calling the house movers. One way of dealing with your old house is renting it. That would mean prepping it up and refurbishing it for the new tenants. Renting out is risky, however, as you will be away and you will not have the…
  • British student housing investment to hit £5.75bn

    Scott Hood
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:32 am
    The amount of investment coming into the student property market in 2015 could end the year nearly three times greater than what we saw last year. In the last two years, the market has been growing, and many celebrated the fact that both 2013 and 2014 ended with investment greater than £2 billion, the first time this figure had been reached. However, according to the latest statistics, the market has really taken off this year, and demand from investors for stock as they capitalise on growing student numbers and strong demand for student property has meant a strong first half. According to…
  • What does the Greek financial situation mean for the UK?

    Scott Hood
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:12 am
    The Greek financial situation is a perilous one at the moment, as it has been for a number of years. Despite various measures designed to help it recover, the eurozone crisis hit the nation hard, along with the likes of Spain and Italy, and it has yet to really bounce back. Next week (July 5th), the Greek people will go to the polls as they vote on a referendum on whether or not to accept the austerity measures presented. A no vote on the austerity plan would, in all likelihood, mean Greece’s eventual exit from the single currency. But what would this mean for the UK, and in particular…
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    APM Blog

  • (DIY) Do It Yourself House Moving Checklist

    Abhishek
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:22 am
    We cannot deny the fact that, changing the location from one place to another is a complicated task. Whether it is home location or the office location, you will find so many issues regarding this. Are you thinking to relocate your house? Well, you must ensure that it will be stress for you and your family. It can be done very easily when you make a checklist and plan so that you can work accordingly. Generally, you have ample amount of time for moving which is enough for doing preparations. Many people take help of professional services for relocation that is quite expensive. You may be…
  • Useful Tricks of Packing for Moving to a New Home

    Abhishek
    14 Jun 2015 | 12:02 am
    Packing during a move is the most critical component of a move. Here are some tips to pack effectively for a move: 1.Pack according to need: A prerequisite to effective and efficient packing is peaking after sorting belongings according to requirement. You need to sort your belongings in the order of priority. This has two purposes, one you relocate only with the things you need and second you pack in the order of reverse priority. That is the things that you use everyday like your stove and the microwave is packed last. It makes the process easy. 2.Choose a professional: Getting professional…
  • Packing materials for moving house

    Abhishek
    31 May 2015 | 1:53 am
    Moving is an exciting but expensive and stressful execution. While your company may pay the bills for the shifting process, there will always be certain additional costs whose brunt you will have to bear, whether you do the shift by yourself or hire a professional company to execute it. However, there are certain tips regarding packing supplies which will aid in keeping your costs within limit. Packages While boxes are a must for your shifting process, it is not mandatory that you will have to pick them up from a professional company. You may take them from certain other sources as well,…
  • Tips to move wardrobe and heavy bookshelves safely

    Abhishek
    16 May 2015 | 10:47 pm
    Wardrobes are generally costly; they are a combination of bulk as well as beauty. A scratched or broken wardrobe spoils the look of your bedroom; so, transporting the wardrobe safely should be paid enough attention. Similar is the story of bookshelves. Your small personal library makes the house look many times beautiful. Damaging a small part of bookshelf during transportation sometimes make the whole structure unstable and ill looking. In the whole room, wardrobe and bookshelf are the bulkiest furniture and generally most difficult to deal with. But actually, nothing is difficult. All you…
  • How to Save Money for Moving Out

    Abhishek
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:35 am
    Relocating to a new place is a huge step not to be taken lightly. Thus, it is necessary that you plan cautiouslyfor the monetary aspects of moving out. Consider your adulthoodwith a view of moving out. Think wisely about why you need to move out. How will you manage the household chores and finances? Every aspect of moving out must be analyzed properly and then a decision should be taken in this aspect. Calculate your expenditure habits. Can the expenditure on your necessities be reduced? Using cheaper cell phone plans, taking public conveyance for daily travel can reduce your expenses a…
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    Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors

  • Dealing With Rejection: Ninety-Nine “No’s”, One “Yes”

    Todd Heitner
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:32 am
    If you’re starting out with real estate investing or if you’re just trying a new market or marketing technique, it can get discouraging.  Often it means getting rejected over and over again. None of us like to be rejected.  We want to be accepted and liked.  So hearing people say “No” over and over and [...]Dealing With Rejection: Ninety-Nine “No’s”, One “Yes” is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • Real Estate Investment: Mistakes Investors Should Avoid

    Marina Shlomov
    22 Jun 2015 | 4:04 pm
    The economy has certainly been volatile for the last few years. The stock market took a major nosedive, foreclosures have been rampant, and unemployment has risen to all time highs in many areas. However, in every market, there are opportunities and for some, now is a good time to buy investment property due to the [...]Real Estate Investment: Mistakes Investors Should Avoid is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • 2 Ways to make your Fix and Flips Stand Out

    Nick Ruiz
    19 Jun 2015 | 10:15 am
    Rehabbing and selling is a beautiful business with enormous profits that we all love, but to really make it a long term business model, you need to make sure that your homes stand out when they are on the market competing with all of the others. Nowadays, buyers are looking at lots of homes before [...]2 Ways to make your Fix and Flips Stand Out is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • Checking Out Commercial Deals? – Cap Rate Could Mislead You P2

    Camille Baptiste
    17 Jun 2015 | 6:01 am
    Quick Review: Cap Rates can be used as a quick and easy evaluation of commercial property investment deals. Sellers communicate “Cap Rates”  to real estate investors so they can get a sense of  how profitable a property in currently operating or will operate in the future. It is also a means to quickly compare deals. [...]Checking Out Commercial Deals? – Cap Rate Could Mislead You P2 is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • Property Management Key To Successful Commercial Investments

    Darin Garman
    16 Jun 2015 | 6:08 am
    Rumor has it that my picture is on a few dart boards. With plenty of darts stuck in that picture. It would not surprise me. You see when it comes to investment real estate I tend to have very high expectations from the people that I deal with and I have no problem in letting them know what my [...]Property Management Key To Successful Commercial Investments is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
 
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    Juwai.com > China News

  • Juwai releases Q1 2015 Global Property Index (GPI) Report!

    30 Jun 2015 | 4:52 am
    If you've been curious over how the international real estate markets have fared recently, then wonder no more – we’ve just released the latest Juwai Q1 2015 Global Property Index (GPI) Report! According to the latest GPI Report, the global housing boom is still going strong, if not even stronger. Out of the 38 housing... The post Juwai releases Q1 2015 Global Property Index (GPI) Report! appeared first on List Juwai.
  • China’s widening luxury landscape

    26 Jun 2015 | 1:14 am
    If this is supposed to be the ‘Chinese Century’, then China’s luxury consumers have made a pretty fast start in dominating markets for high-end products. Industry seers McKinsey estimate that China’s consumers are now the biggest source of luxury sales in the global economy.1 Looking closer at the data, its not just Wangfujing’s wealthy and... The post China’s widening luxury landscape appeared first on List Juwai.
  • What properties do Chinese seek?

    25 Jun 2015 | 12:27 am
    When it comes to chief motivations driving Chinese buyers on their hunt for international real estate, 4 top factors come into mind: education, emigration, lifestyle, and diversification of investment portfolio. The question, though, is what kind of properties are they looking for?   What Chinese buyers look for 70% of China’s high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) tend... The post What properties do Chinese seek? appeared first on List Juwai.
  • Australia beckons Chinese with 10-year visa

    23 Jun 2015 | 12:34 am
    China has just locked down another multiple-entry 10-year visa deal – this time with sunny Australia!1 This follows previous similar treaties with the US, Canada, and Singapore. Considering that Chinese travellers are the biggest source of tourism for Australia – and worth well over $5 billion buckaroos – this new deal bodes well for the... The post Australia beckons Chinese with 10-year visa appeared first on List Juwai.
  • Juwai shakes hands with 2 new partners!

    19 Jun 2015 | 1:35 am
    Juwai has just sealed the deal with two new partners from China and the US! We’re beyond excited to welcome JRJ.com and Auction.com onboard as esteemed additions to our list of global partners. Renowned as China’s most dominant finance giant, JRJ.com is operated by China Finance Online and is the sole US-listed online financial information... The post Juwai shakes hands with 2 new partners! appeared first on List Juwai.
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    Unique Living Property Blog

  • Things to Do in St Tropez

    Unique Living
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:14 am
    St Tropez is not only one of the top destinations for tourists in France; it is also one that is commonly associated with luxury, style and class. If you want a chic and sophisticated lifestyle, then this is the perfect destination for you. Anyone looking for properties for sale in St Tropez can be assured that you will find many interesting activities to keep you occupied when you are in your luxury villa. Here are just a few of the options available to you. St Tropez Harbour If you are fortunate enough to have your own yacht, then this is likely to be somewhere you will spend a lot of your…
  • Rent or Buy: 5 Reasons Why Buying A Property is a Better Option Over Renting! [Infographic]

    Unique Living
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:55 am
    Rent or Buy?! This is the biggest challange when it comes to property investment. Most of the world millionaires today took the property investment route. The type of investment has many benefits including the monetary benefits, which accrue to the property owners. Property Investment is important and facilitates returns maximization from savings which accumulate over time. Most individuals like saving their earning portions without considering how small the amount is. Within time, these portions accumulate into a lump sum which they can invest in stocks, fixed, bonds, precious metals,…
  • Evening Activities in Mallorca

    Unique Living
    22 Jun 2015 | 3:34 am
    Mallorca is one of the most popular tourist destinations for British travellers. Its proximity to the UK, the fabulous climate and the relaxed atmosphere are just some of the attractions of visiting this fabulous island. Therefore, it is no wonder that when people consider buying a property abroad, Mallorca comes high on their list of potential locations. If you are looking at any property for sale in Mallorca, then you will be curious to know what activities are available for you when you are staying in your luxury villa. Not only will you want some fun things to do during the day, you will…
  • 4 Ways to Relax in Mallorca

    Unique Living
    4 Jun 2015 | 2:40 am
    One of the reasons why people look for luxury villas for sale in Mallorca is so that they have a getaway that offers them a place to relax away from the stresses and strains of their lives. If this is your motivation for searching for a property for sale in Mallorca, you won’t be disappointed. There are many activities you can do that can help you unwind on this beautiful island: 1. Lazy days One of the more obvious ways to relax when you are in a place with a climate as fantastic as Mallorca is by the pool. If you opt to purchase a villa with its own pool, this gives you the freedom to…
  • Top Evening Venues in Marbella

    Unique Living
    18 May 2015 | 2:18 am
    One of the highlights of being in Marbella is taking advantage of the fantastic climate while soaking up the rays on the stunning beaches. Yet, when the sun goes down there is still plenty to keep you entertained. Anyone fortunate enough to be looking for property for sale in Marbella will find that there are many fantastic venues to visit during the evenings, providing you with entertainment that can last well into the early hours. Casino Marbella Part of the Andalucía Plaza Hotel, this fantastic casino has something for everyone. The highlight of the evening is trying your luck at…
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    Packing and Moving Ideas and Checklist » Packing and Moving Ideas and Checklist

  • Moving and Packing Tips for Single Women

    Abhi
    10 Jun 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Packing your things and relocating to a new place can prove to be a nightmare especially if one lacks prior experience in relocation. Also, since relocation is a labour intensive activity, it can prove to be a challenge for anyone to tackle singlehandedly, specially woman. Here are a few thumb rules to follow while relocating: 1.Check your resources: A thorough analysis of all the required resources for relocation is mandatory for anyone who is relocating. Generally we deal only with the fiscal resources one has to invest but for a woman, there are plenty of other things to be considered. The…
  • 13 Best ways to make moving easier

    Abhi
    30 May 2015 | 1:38 pm
    The process of moving into a new house, though exciting, puts a person into a lot of stress and monetary stretch if not executed with a proper plan. The following ways will aid in providing an apt guidance towards making your shifting process a lot easier and seamless. 1. Starting Earlier – Nothing can be more harmful for the shifting process than lacking time for performing the necessary activities. Such a situation denotes that the cleaning and packing measures will not get the right amount of time that they deserve, which will mean a significant damage to the entire process. To resist…
  • Tips for Moving Home on a Budget

    Abhi
    17 May 2015 | 9:08 am
    Relocating your home can be a complicated and cost intensive processif not planned well. When you don’t plan your move well, you can’t keep a check on your miscellaneous expenses and consequently end up spending more in trivial agendas. Here are some tips to relocate economically. 1.Budget your move The first step to move within a budget is to make practical budget based on real time quotes from reasonable and reliable vendors or from online sources. Keep some cash handy for emergencies. Make initial estimates and understand your requirements. It is very wise to anticipate roadblocks and…
  • How to pack moving boxes properly

    Abhi
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:55 am
    Packing is always a complicated task while moving from one place to another. Thus one requires proper planning in order to shift items without any damage. Collect boxes one month prior to move so that you can plan things and pack without hurry. Here are the things to do for planning a move: 1. Gather boxes of different sizes to pack- Remember to gather strong boxes to carry different stuff and the boxes should always be of high quality, along with boxes certain things are necessary like wrapping sheets, Newspaper, Labelling stickers, Packing Tape, Marking Pens. 2. Use wadded newspapers or…
  • Checklist for moving to a new city

    Abhi
    9 Apr 2015 | 10:31 am
    Relocation to a new city isn’t an easy task especially when a lot of things including packing, safety of goods, timely move, and reorganization of things need to be taken into account. Both first time movers and experienced movers face problems in some form or the other. With a lot of hard work to do and magnanimous details to go through, the task can get nerve breaking at times! In case, you are looking forward to move to a new city, here’s a checklist to help you get keep the troubles away. It will let you effectively organize your move: Get Quotes This needs to be your first…
 
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    Lighter Side of Real Estate

  • Wrapping Big Balls Of Beef With Onion Isn’t Even The Most American Thing About This Recipe

    Lighter Side Staff
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:30 pm
    We’ve covered a number of DIYs on making the ultimate backyard entertainment space. This is an amazing food dish to help kick off Independence Day or any other celebratory occasion. Team Traeger had demonstrated a recipe that will definitely turn the heads of most blue blooded Americans. Introducing, the barbecue meatball bomb! Ingredients: 2 yellow onions 1 lb. ground beef 1/4 cup onions, diced 1/4 cup parsley, chopped 1/4 cup mushrooms, chopped 1 Tbsp. brown sugar 1 Tbsp. spicy ketchup 1 tsp. soy sauce 1 tsp. worcestershire sauce 1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs 1 pack of bacon 1 bottle of…
  • Introducing ‘Catios’: New Trend In Backyard Spaces Is The Cat’s Meow

    Lighter Side Staff
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:38 am
    It’s a challenge keeping our furry friends safe in the busy urban sprawl. Even in suburban and rural areas, there’s always the threat of Whiskers getting dirty, lost, or even attacked by coyotes and other predators. On the other hand, it’s maddening to think those little sweeties have to stay inside all day and night. Besides, even the craziest cat lady can only handle so much litter smell. The solution? Catios. They’re enclosed patios for cats, only way cooler. A space that allows your cat to run around, scratch things, and do cat stuff in a private, contained (and aesthetically…
  • Most People Don’t Realize How Many Vacant Castles Still Exist. The Best Part? They’re All Up For Sale

    Lighter Side Staff
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:10 pm
    Ever wanted your own castle? I’m sure most of us have at least fantasized at one point or another. Probably stems from childhood and the stories of King Arthur and other such tales that keep us enthralled with the idea that a castle would be the way to live. Just get yourself a dragon and a wizard and you’re all set! Well, apparently it’s not as trendy in this day and age, as Italy can’t seem to keep their castles filled. Seems that generations aren’t created equal, and many families have passed down their stone built monuments to kids that just didn’t feel like “filling…
  • Watch This House Spin Like a Flying Saucer When She Presses The Button

    Lighter Side Staff
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:50 am
    Most of us have seen dome homes before. Their structures provide spaciousness, sturdiness, and all of that lovely “domey” stuff. However, the French company “DomeSpace” has prefabricated a type of home that is far beyond the typical dome. These homes are like saucers and contain all the perks you could ask for, including something super special you may not have thought of. More on that in a second. Turns out, one of the best examples of such a home exists about 80 miles outside of New York City, on 28 acres of forestry. The owners spent about $750,000 for the entire setup, with the…
  • The Ten Commandments Of Buying A Home (Infographic)

    Mike Bell
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:55 pm
    Are you jazzed about your upcoming home purchase? Good. But slow down, Turbo! There are a few things you need to know. More specifically, ten things. They’re called “The Ten Commandments of Buying a Home.” Read them. Absorb them. Emblazon them to memory, because one tiny mis-step can make your dream of homeownership come crashing down like a sandcastle at high tide. (See below for text transcription) The Ten Commandments of Buying a Home Thou shalt not change jobs, become self-employed or quit your job. Thou shalt not buy a car, truck or van (or you may be living in it!).
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    Todd Waller

  • Coated http://t.co/lVLAMpr2GM http://t.co/xuvv0jFb…

    Todd Waller
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Coated ift.tt/1NElxWt http://t.co/xuvv0jFbb2 The post Coated http://t.co/lVLAMpr2GM http://t.co/xuvv0jFb… appeared first on Todd Waller. Related posts: Blue Skies http://t.co/mWddFmq2yW http://t.co/8N8e… Rain Drops http://t.co/1O51mX2Trh http://t.co/E1vY… Ridge Road http://t.co/sEevgmwxwr http://t.co/ELKR…
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    Todd Waller
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    The weekend is coming. Check out these #AnnArbor open houses: bit.ly/AnnArborOpens The post The weekend is coming. Check out these #AnnArbor o… appeared first on Todd Waller. Related posts: The weekend is coming. Check out these #AnnArbor o… The weekend is coming. Check out these #AnnArbor o… The weekend is coming. Check out these #AnnArbor o…
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    Todd Waller
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:32 pm
    The weekend is coming. Check out these #AnnArbor open houses: bit.ly/AnnArborOpens The post The weekend is coming. Check out these #AnnArbor o… appeared first on Todd Waller. Related posts: The weekend is coming. Check out these #AnnArbor o… The weekend is coming. Check out these #AnnArbor o… The weekend is coming. Check out these #AnnArbor o…
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    Todd Waller
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    Todd Waller
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    Packing and Moving Tips

  • Essential Moving and Packing tips That Will Make Your moving Easier

    10 Jun 2015 | 11:46 am
    Moving requires a lot of resources in terms of time, finances and expertise. Here are some tips that can help you deal with relocation with stress and worry. 1.Plan your budget: Budget is the factor that governs any activity and relocation is no different. It is notably wise if you can list down your expenses during the move with relative accuracy. Having a budget in hand helps you make key decisions like getting help from professionals, procuring packing materials, choosing the mode of logistics, choosing the route for the commute to name a few. Also remember, “A wise once said-always have…
  • Effective Cleaning Tips when Moving into a New House

    31 May 2015 | 4:15 am
    Moving into a new place can be hectic. Apart from the packing and loading, you need to take good care of cleaning the space before moving. Starting from kitchen to appliances, you must focus on cleaning the entire place before the final move. Here are some easy yet very effective one time moving into a new house cleaning tips: Kitchen Cabinets and Counters Cleaning Kitchen cabinets tend to get really dirty and greasy. Hence, they require regular and thorough cleaning from time to time. Using a mild cleaner, start cleaning inside of all lined and painted cabinets. In case, they aren’t…
  • Tips for moving heavy furniture by yourself

    9 Apr 2015 | 9:54 am
    The challenges of life are countless. You cannot fathom when you need to move that heavy furniture in your life be that for short distance or long distance moving, or sometimes just for the sake of rearrangement. Though you can hire professional packers from a moving company to move the heavier stuff, yet, if you want to save those extra cash, then apply the tips mentioned below. With these smart and useful tips moving heavy furniture by yourself will be the task of fingertips. Shifting your furniture is a highly physical job. Therefore, you should know the easiest ways to move your items.
  • Things to do when moving house for the first time

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Whether you engulfed with pinnacle of joy for experiencing a new city or perturbed by bucketful of worries, one thing is sure –you will experience those butterflies in your stomach. The sentiments are at their peak to unnerve you when you are moving house for the first time. Being a novice to the situation you might feel oblivious how to plan your moving and where to start the packing. However, with apt preparation and an organized plan, moving home will be no more a gigantic task. Take a look at the following charts of things to do when moving house. Search, Check and Hire For moving, it…
  • Essential Moving Tips Everyone Should Know

    23 Mar 2015 | 11:40 am
    Moving to a new city can be unnerving task for anyone if not prepared well a month before the scheduled date. You feel stressed out of thinking how to pack your baggage and move them from one place to another in an uttermost secured way. Those who have a transferable job, moving or relocation become the indispensable part of life. However, you can make the whole moving a fun-filled affair by strategic planning and greater attention to details. With some effective moving tips you win half of the battle. An all-inclusive checklist goes a long way in helping you out from the hassles of moving.
 
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    Mary Menard

  • Is that Sound You Hear the Morris County Mortgage Rate Alarm Bell?

    menardgroup
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:46 am
    Is that Sound You Hear the Morris County Mortgage Rate Alarm Bell? Heads-Up: North Jersey Mortgage Rate isn’t Standing Still Morris County Mortgage Rate Note (of Interest if You Like Money!) In case you set your alarm clock to go off when it was time to buy a home, that clang you may be hearing from somewhere in the distance could be it (figuratively speaking, of course). The reason has to do with the direction of Morris County mortgage rates (among others). Now, I realize this could come across a little bit like Aesop’s boy who cried ‘Wolf’ since a year and a half ago the experts…
  • Morris County Mortgage Rates on the Rise? Bellwether Signals Clues

    menardgroup
    15 Jun 2015 | 12:39 pm
    If you’ve ever had the kind of neighbor who is apt to borrow something (like your hedge trimmer), only to later complain about how it performed, you know how much patience it takes to hold your tongue. The Mortgage Bankers Association would be justified if they felt that way about me: I read their website, and sometimes quote it in posts about current Morris County mortgage rates—but it sure makes for dull reading! Anyway, with apologies to their (undoubtedly hard-working) writing staff, last week’s blog about national mortgage rates was as numbers-heavy as usual, yet still held a…
  • Questions to get the Most from Morris County REALTOR®

    menardgroup
    1 Jun 2015 | 8:52 am
    Everyone agrees that getting the right Morris County Realtor for your team is vital when you’re buying or selling a home­­. Defining ‘right’ isn’t hard, either: for some of us, that will be a Realtor with the kind of dynamic sales personality that seems to make obstacles just disappear; for others, the ‘right’ Realtoris the one we just ‘clicked’ with instantly­­—somebody who speaks the same language—is on the same wavelength—who we sense immediately will be someone with whom we can work seamlessly. Sometimes even veteran homeowners who have bought and sold residences…
  • Seeing North Jersey Real Estate Price Gyrations in Context

    menardgroup
    18 May 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Whenever you are getting ready to buy or sell a residence, taking the temperature of the Morris County housing market is part of how you prepare to engage. When Morris County real estate prices are on the rise, bargain hunters know they’ll have to scramble. When Morris County real estate prices are flat or on the downturn, spotting good value in the Morris County listings is easier. A slow market means that those sellers who are impatient to move on will be willing to reduce their asking price. They will tend to “find the market” more quickly, rather than waiting it out. Our Morris…
  • Morris County Multi-Family Housing: Investment and Residence Choice

    menardgroup
    13 May 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Morris County multi-family housing is the umbrella term covering all the various kinds of residences that shelter more than one family. Everything from duplexes and homes with guest cottages to apartment complexes fall into the category, which is most often thought of in terms of the solid investment potential it represents. While Morris County multi-family housing offers all of the same investment potential and more (the economies of scale can give an apartment building listing, for instance, many times the profit potential of a single family rental), a multi-family residence can also be the…
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    Baltimore Investment Properties

  • What you don't know about investing in Baltimore could be costing you hundreds of thousands of dollars.

    27 Jun 2015 | 11:57 am
    Are You Getting A Secured 30% Return On Your Investments?I Bet You Would Be Surprised To See How Baltimore Is A Real Estate Investor's Dream! One of the things I love most about my what I do, is I get to help people make money. With over 20 years experience in the business, I've learned to spot opportunity. Is There Any Risk In A Real Estate InvestmentThere's risk in real estate, just as there is with any investment. However, when you have the opportunity to work with a company that has 20+ years of experience delivering great returns for it's investors from across the country, your risk is…
  • Real Estate Investment Advice From Billionaire Warren Buffet

    25 Mar 2015 | 8:23 am
    When it comes to making a decision to purchase something let's be honest, unless we've established a relationship with someone it's unlikely we will rely on them 100% for business advice. Every single day I meet with great individuals who are considering getting into Real Estate as a way to diversify their portfolio. Many of them are long term investors in Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds etc.The unknown can be terrifying territory to us. So for someone who hasn't yet begun investing in Real Estate it may take hearing from some top experts before they finally decide to "take the plunge."Enter…
  • Real Estate Investing at low cost with high returns

    19 Mar 2015 | 2:33 pm
    When we think investing we often think IRA’s, 401k, Mutual Funds etc. But Real Estate investing is one of the most lucrative forms of investing there is, couple that with very aggressive returns and it's something to take a serious look at. But what kind of return are you getting on your investment? If you’re like me, you aren’t very happy with that return. Years ago when I began investing in Real Estate I discovered that earning a 15-20% return on my investment was actually the norm and not the exception.Say what? Alive Investments operates out of Baltimore, MD. We currently have an…
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    Motivated Seller Site

  • Foreclosure Effects In Columbia SC – What Sellers Need To Know

    mason
    27 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Foreclosure is a nightmare to any family going through it irrespective of the reasons why they are about to lose their home. Today we are going to look at the foreclosures effects in Columbia SC and what local house sellers need to know. First we will look at the effects and the ways of easing them. Foreclosure Effects in Columbia SC to Sellers Loss of your home – Pretty self-explanatory here. The major end result of a foreclosure in SC is of course the loss of the home to the bank. Decrease in Your Credit Rating – Your credit rating will be lowered by the foreclosure. How much? It…
  • Why won’t my house sell in Columbia?

    mason
    16 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    You’re trying to sell a Columbia SC 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 Columbia home. Why won’t my house sell in Columbia? – 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. But they don’t. They’re…
  • 10 Tips to Sell My Home Fast Columbia SC

    mason
    5 May 2015 | 4:18 pm
    You Want to “Sell My Home Fast” – in the Columbia, SC Market? 10 Tips & Hacks that work in any market. NOTE: These instructions are if you’re looking to get full retail value for your house sale.  However, if you don’t want to do the things below… or don’t have the time or money to do the things below… you can still sell your Columbia home fast for a fair value in a win-win sale that’ll save you time and expense. Set yourself up to Sell Your House Quickly The peak home buying season (spring) may be over, but there are still steps you can…
  • Foreclosure notice of default in SC– what is it?

    mason
    2 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    If you’ve gotten a foreclosure notice of default and want to know what the heck is going on, keep reading. Basically, a foreclosure notice of default is a document that has to be filed by a lender to start the process of foreclosure. The foreclosure notice of default must be sent to anyone who has an interest in the property (any other loans, lenders, or even contractors who are owed money for work done to a property will get a copy). The foreclosure notice of default must also be published in a newspaper and physically posted in a prominent place on the property itself. Although this can…
  • Help, I’m behind in my mortgage payments in Columbia!

    mason
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Behind on your mortgage? Read this article for a few tips on what you can to do prevent and avoid foreclosure When you fall behind in your mortgage payments on your Columbia home, it can feel like you’re drowning in debt. Even if you’re able to make your monthly payment, catching up on a past due balance can be an overwhelming challenge. There’s a few options that can help you to avoid foreclosure in Columbia and maybe even keep your house, even if you’re seriously behind in payments. Lots of properties in Columbia have been lost to foreclosure, but there are many ways to avoid it.
 
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    Share Your OfficeShare Your Office

  • A New Era In Growth – WeWork at 10 Billion

    Connor Provines
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:44 am
    WeWork Doubles Valuation in 5 Months, Now Estimated at $10 Billion On Wednesday June 24, WeWork CEO Adam Neumann announced the company is now estimated at $10 billion dollars, placing it in the top 10 most valuable private tech companies currently in operation. Wednesday’s press release stated that existing investors, including companies such as JPMorgan Chase & Co., Goldman Sachs Group Inc., and Benchmark Capital, placed $400 million in capital into the company, doubling its estimated valuation. This expansion comes just five months after the Coworking firm completed a Series D round…
  • The ‘New’ Collaborative Office

    Connor Provines
    24 Jun 2015 | 3:07 pm
    NYC Opens new Collaborative Office at $1 Billion Finding Privacy in the Modern Office Collaborative offices doesn’t mean doing away with desks, chairs and dividers - creating one large common space with no privacy. According to the Harvard Business Review, in 1980, 85% of U.S. employees claimed they needed a place to concentrate without distraction, and 52% cited they lacked such space. Offices reworked their model so that by 1990, only 23% of employees recorded that they craved more privacy in the workplace, and half of all employees cited they needed more human interaction. Thus the…
  • Social Capital – the New Currency of Coworking

    Connor Provines
    23 Jun 2015 | 11:36 am
    Could Social Capital be the New Currency of Coworking? In remote train station locales, empty school classrooms, excess office spaces, and 60 other locations throughout Europe, Seats2Meet offers “free” coworking space in underutilized spaces. But free isn’t no strings attached, it’s the sharing of social capital, or your business model, intentions and the like to nearby neighbors and aspiring workers you share your space with. Approximately 20% of Seats2Meet are reserved for sale through social capital. The strings: those who utilize the social capital pay process are required to help…
  • 6 Reasons The Home Office Doesn’t Work

    Connor Provines
    19 Jun 2015 | 1:56 pm
    6 Reasons To Cut Out The Home Office 1. The Obvious: Minimizing Distractions One of the main reasons for moving your work outside of the home: to keep distractions at bay. From dirty dishes to sugar-craving children and a million other little tasks, working from home can quickly turn from working on a project to working on a “project” — that little to-do list that includes gems such as grout the bathroom tile and help the middle child with their Titanic reconstruction. Going to work in a specific work environment, be that a coffee shop or a coworking space, allow for you to forget the…
  • Competition Hits New Highs – San Francisco Real Estate

    Connor Provines
    17 Jun 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Real Estate in the Bay In the cutthroat world of real estate in the Bay Area, where rental prices are one of the highest in the country currently, prospective home owners are resorting to a range of tactics in order to secure the home of their dreams. When it comes to finding the perfect home, sometimes it’s a year-long journey, and other times it’s the first house that you visit. For most, finding the right house is all about timing, money, and the big real estate gamble: contingencies. The three big contingencies are: mortgage, appraisal, and home inspection. Sometimes the perfect…
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    Rentals London

  • Best Places to Rent in London 2015

    Rentals London
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:37 am
    Each day, thousands of with a vision to accomplish their dreams pound the streets and scour the internet to find out cheap and best places to Live in London. However, it’s totally about their fortune, whether they locate a right place or not. If you are also the one struggling hard to locate the better affordable places to rent in London, don’t fret because we have some finest choices to opt as your next location. Kensington and Chelsea When you say London, there are few gorgeous places in the city which stand on top of young professionals list. And some of such best places include…
  • Gear Up yourself for City of London Festival 2015

    Rentals London
    24 Jun 2015 | 2:40 am
    In London, life seems to be a little more relaxing, a little extra rejuvenating and apparently, full of enthusiast. It’s its ambience beauty which smoothes the minds and soul both simultaneously. Seriously, being in London is no less than being in a dreamy ecstasy. That’s why people from far and wide, visit in tons to revivify their boredom life. If you too are looking for the same, “City of London Festival 2015” from 22 June to 10 July 2015 will be grasping your dreamy bubbles with their varied series of events, shows, arts and the venues-experiences. The 19 days long-running…
  • Father’s Day London 2015- It’s All About Treat Dads

    Rentals London
    19 Jun 2015 | 12:34 am
    He is your superhero. He is your Idle. He is your best buddy who loves you unconditionally. Yes, he’s the person who protects you from all rain and sun with his strong and caring nature. With father’s day is almost on our doorstep, we have no time left in making the day a biggest life-time affair. So, what are your plans? Are you all set with the thrilling ideas? If not then, here are some quick, easy and affordable father’s day activities which you can conduct to spellbind your father. Drink and Dine Dads, after  working for almost a whole day at a stretch, hardly get time to relax…
  • 10 Best Places to Enjoy the Most Delicious Sunday Roasts in London

    Rentals London
    9 Jun 2015 | 2:31 am
    One of the most eat-out meals in London and a pulse of Ukraine foodies, Sunday Roast (s) is the only food that could potentially compete our all-time-favorite mum made dishes. However, we often complain that it’s hard to find them better than at home. If you are new in London or a local inhabitant, you don’t have to plod it out in your home or request your mom to cook it for you because we are here to make you familiar with best Sunday roasts in London. The Devonshire Arms, Kensington Whether it’s about young professionals, students or families, Kensington is most popular with all. With…
  • 5 Most Popular TV Shows of London

    Rentals London
    28 May 2015 | 11:15 pm
    The people of the UK are very akin to its region itself. Yes, they are fun loving, enthusiast, creative and most importantly, the biggest entertainers across the world.  And this is what makes the city more welcoming.  Ukraines, for the entertainment, have oodles of medium to try out and one of those magical sources is the TV shows which they cannot afford to miss out. So, here we are gonna share with you the five most popular TV shows in London which hook almost all the Londoners. 5 Most Popular London TV Shows Black Mirror is indeed the show, which hooked almost half of the people in the…
 
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    Executive Suites at Lakewood Ranch

  • With Office Rents On The Rise, Should I Consider A Sublease?

    Executive Suites
    12 Jun 2015 | 8:37 am
    Subleasing can be a great way to obtain short-term office space at a lower market rate, however make sure you review both subleasing and direct office lease opportunities and carefully review both the sublease and the sub-lessor’s original lease and understand your obligations. It is imperative that you seek legal advice before signing anything as subleases are legal binding agreements and are also dependent on the original lease. Subleases can be complex because they involve three parties: the landlord, the sub-lessor (the person or organization that signed the original lease and who you…
  • Successful Meetings

    Executive Suites
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:25 am
    People physically getting together to collaborate on a project, communicate ideas, conduct training or to share ideas are a business fact of life. Despite what many people might think, your conference room can make a powerful impression on your potential and existing clients. From the décor, to the layout, to the tools that you find in your conference room, each helps to create your conference environment and make your guests feel welcomed, comfortable and productive. There are a number of other additions that can help your conference experience, such as the introduction of various pieces…
  • Upscale Amenities For Your Business

    Executive Suites
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:07 am
      First impressions are very important in business, but putting together a first-class, upscale office on your own is expensive. At Executive Suites at Lakewood Ranch, our economies of scale allow us to deliver an image of success for your business at no extra cost to you. Before you determine where you’ll settle your business, compare the difference between other options and the full-service amenities of Executive Suites at Lakewood Ranch. Impressive 3-story class A building on beautifully landscaped property with plenty of convenient parking and walking distance to Holiday Inn,…
  • What’s So Great About An Executive Suite?

    Executive Suites
    11 Feb 2015 | 7:27 am
    If you are just starting a new business on your own, or are opening a new office in a new city, it’s imperative that you give your business the best opportunity to succeed while keeping your costs under control. Allowing you to accomplish this is what an executive suite is all about. First of all you won’t have to make a long-term commitment to a building. Typical executive suite leases are 1 year or less. And, the suites are usually located in a professional area and in a prestigious office building which means you won’t have to pay for location. Nor will you be paying CAM fees. Nor…
  • Validating Your Business

    Executive Suites
    14 Jan 2015 | 6:12 am
    You’ve decided that it’s time to start your own business. You started with a great idea, assembled a winning business plan and now it’s time to launch the business and let it fly. One slight hang-up remains, however. In order for your plan to succeed it is imperative that your business does not appear to be a newbie. You will be competing against entrenched vendors who have something similar to offer and you know that in business credibility is key and that new clients are wary of committing their time, assets and/or money to a vendor that looks like they just opened their doors…
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    Moving Tips - Updater

  • Dreaded Roommate Conversations and How to Deal

    Admin
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:05 am
    Consider roommate drama as a rite of passage. Whether you’re fighting about who polished off the last row of Oreos, the state of the suspicious fungus growing in the shower, or the boyfriend who seems to never leave, the first step to relief is to admit that there’s trouble brewing in paradise. In other words, don’t let your minor (or major) frustrations fester, and plan on taking action.Step two? Create an actionable plan for communicating boundaries with your roommate, like how you want to share kitchen utensils. While you and your roommate may not turn out to be life-long friends,…
  • Complete Guide: How to Move Out of Your Parents' House the Right Way

    Admin
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:08 am
    That’s it: You’re officially an adult. You’ve graduated from college, landed your first (part-time) job and have finally abandoned your college diet of beer, pizza, and that unidentifiable cheese snack. With all of your ducks in a row, you’re finally ready to take the plunge: Move out of your parents’ house.Whoa, not so fast.While most young people romanticize moving out of their parents’ pad, what’s so often lost is the full amount of responsibilities (and expenses) that adulthood entails. Where are you going to stay? How are you going to pay the rent? How do you plan to…
  • How to Host a Successful Yard Sale in 11 Easy Steps

    Admin
    27 Jun 2015 | 11:04 am
    If moving looms anywhere close in your near future, planning your yard sale in advance is a must. As simple as one sounds, yard sales require a definite strategy if you want to maximize your traffic (and earnings!). Follow this guide to learn how to host a successful yard sale so you make the most out of all the time and energy you'll need to put into it.START SORTING EARLYThe night before is the last time that you'll want to sift through the family heirlooms in the attic. Instead, start the process a few weeks prior to your move. Set aside a place in the garage or the basement…
  • Quick Guide: Top 11 Tips for Moving Out of State

    Admin
    22 Jun 2015 | 3:37 pm
    So, you’ve made the leap of faith to pack up all of your stuff and move across state borders. We hate to say it, but making the decision to move to another state was the easy part. Now comes the process of drilling down into the nitty-gritty details of how to plan for the big move.With this guide, you’ll be prepped on everything you need to know about long distance moving, like what questions to ask your moving company, when to expect your new belongings will arrive, and just how to ensure that moving day goes as smoothly as possible.CRAFT A MASTER PLANBefore you begin your moving…
  • 15 Essential Steps for Packing Food for Your Move

    Admin
    20 Jun 2015 | 12:34 pm
    If you’re anything like most movers, packing up the kitchen will probably be the last and most challenging part of your move. First off, there’s the mystery canned meat in the back of the pantry, the expired food in the crisper drawer, and those protein shakes that are safe to eat but definitely a relic of your crazy diet circa 2001.Before you throw in the towel and decide to pack or toss everything in your kitchen cupboards, use this checklist to decide what you should throw out, how to move the items you’re keeping, and what should be passed on for donation.Target the near-expired…
 
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    Multi-Housing News Online

  • Landmark Building in the Southern Part of Heaven Gets New Owner

    Adriana
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:04 pm
    By Adriana Pop, Associate Editor It’s the end of an era for one of the most architecturally distinct commercial buildings in Chapel Hill. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, which ranks as the state’s largest health insurer, is planning to consolidate its operations to a group of office buildings in Durham. As part of the transition, the company has reached an agreement to sell its iconic rhomboid-shaped headquarters building and campus at 1830 Chapel Hill Blvd. in Chapel Hill to the Raleigh-based State Employees Credit Union (SECU). According to the Triangle Business Journal,…
  • Pebb Enterprises Lays off Two Centers in South Florida

    BSzekely
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:42 pm
    By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor Palm Square PEBB Enterprises’ one million square-foot-plus commercial portfolio has just shed about 150,000 square feet. The company sold two multi-tenant retail centers in Pembroke Pines and Delray Beach in two separate transactions totaling $28.35 million. Palm Square was picked up by Bar Invest Group Inc. for $17.6 million. Located at 9801-9965 Pines Boulevard in Pembroke Pines, the 77,705-square-foot asset was 94 percent occupied at the time of closing by a variety of local and national retail and service tenants. These include Sherwin Williams, KFC,…
  • HHM Lands Jumbo Deal in Miami

    BSzekely
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:40 pm
    By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor HHM has completed the acquisition of the 405-room Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel near Miami Airport. JLL brokered the transaction. Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel and Executive Meeting Center are the first Starwood facility and the largest hotel in HHM’s Miami portfolio. The building is the closest hotel to Miami Airport. It benefits from direct pedestrian access to the recently opened Miami Intermodal Center, which provides direct connections to South Beach, Brickell and other regional leisure and business destinations. As one of only four International…
  • TODAY’S DEALS: Eastern Consolidated Facilitates Brooklyn Development

    kFoong
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:13 am
    New York— Eastern Consolidated‘s Adam Hakim and Sam Zabala, managing directors in its Capital Advisory Division, raised a total of $65 million in debt and equity for Slate Property Group’s planned 19-story, mixed-use rental project at 1 Flatbush Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn. Financial Associate James Murad assisted with the deal. The team arranged financing for the acquisition and pre-development phases of the 172,000-square-foot project, which calls for 156 one- and two-bedroom rental units, of which 124 will be free market and the remainder will be affordable. Located at the…
  • The Michaels Organization Awards New Round of Scholarships

    JessicaF
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:13 am
    By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor Marlton, N.J.—The Michaels Organization Educational Foundation has awarded its latest annual round of scholarships for residents of its the Michaels Organization housing. The round, which is for the 2015-16 academic year, totals more than 200 college scholarships worth about $575,000, and is the most the foundation has ever paid out in a single year. Created in the early 1990s by Michaels Organization founder and CEO Michael Levitt, the goal of the awards is to support the educational ambitions of high-achieving but often economically disadvantaged…
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