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  • A Tale of Two Bobs: My Magnificent Millionaire Mentors

    The BiggerPockets Blog
    Nathan Brooks
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Seriously — both of the guys who have made the biggest difference in my real estate business are named Bob. Well, sorta. They are both named the same name. But their name(s) have been changed to protect their identities because of they wouldn’t necessarily want me just blabbing all over the BiggerPockets world about how awesome they are? Well maybe. Anyway… Where was I? Oh yeah…well, the Bobs have built their own real estate empires. I bet they would both think they don’t deserve that credit. I bet they don’t know how important they’ve been in my…
  • Relocating – Should I Sell or Rent?

    Talk to CJ
    CJ Brasiel
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    Q. I am trying to figure out the logistics of relocating to another state when my current house is paid for, I am in no hurry to sell, and it won’t be a problem to buy another house first and then sell this one, if needed. I live in North Dakota in a paid for […]
  • Creative Real Estate Marketing Ideas to Sell a Listing

    The Real Estate Marketing Blog
    Vinny La Barbera
    4 Sep 2014 | 10:49 am
    You're familiar with the definition of insanity, right? We're not calling you insane, but if you're still marketing your real estate business and your clients' properties the same ways as every other agent and expecting better or different results, then....well, you know the rest. In this article, we're going to give you some creative real estate marketing ideas to sell a listing. Most of you won't try them, but those of you that do will see results that you've never experienced before. Are you ready to try something new? The post Creative Real Estate Marketing Ideas to Sell a Listing…
  • Watchdog Releases Scathing Report on Fannie, Freddie Putback Plan

    National Mortgage News
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Banks and mortgage lenders may have received too much relief from loan buybacks, putting taxpayers at greater risk for losses, according to a Federal Housing Finance Agency inspector general's report.
  • American mobility at historic low and not changing soon

    All HW content
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:17 pm
    The U.S. Census Bureau’s current population survey released on Tuesday shows that mobility is flat — at the same low level of 11.7% as the year before.
 
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    Commercial Real Estate News

  • Five things you need to know today, and the mighty power of this doctored CoverGirl-NFL ad

    Rob Daumeyer
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:37 am
    Good morning, Cincinnati! Here are the five most important things you need to know to help start your busy business day: Kroger brings online shopping to town I can't wait to try this: Using a click-and-collect ordering system, Kroger Co. is bringing Cincinnati shoppers the ability to order groceries online and pick them up in the store, Steve Watkins reports. A test program has started with Kroger employees at its Liberty Township Marketplace store. The program comes from the system that has…
  • Morning Roundup: Kroger testing online shopping, why data centers love Ohio, and Blue Jackets get social with #CBJSMDay

    Doug Buchanan
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Kroger is testing online shopping, Ohio deemed not risky for natural disasters, outlet center backers unveil a funding proposal, Blue Jackets are all over Twitter and Facebook today, and Gold Star goes all Taco Bell by pairing its chili with Doritos. Grocery shopping goes online: Kroger Co. is testing a way to let customers shop online and have their cart ready to pick up at a nearby store, the Cincinnati Business Courier reports. It's limited to one store for now, the paper said, but obviously…
  • Survey: Nashville apartment market nearing peak

    Brandon Gee
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:07 am
    Nashville’s booming apartment market is nearing its peak, and will begin to retract next year through 2017, according to a new PricewaterhouseCoopers report. The PwC Real Estate Investor Survey reverses previous PwC predictions that Nashville’s apartment market would continue to grow through 2016, Nashville Post reports. On the bright side, the survey also found that greater Nashville’s office market is expected to strengthen through 2017. Want Nashville news in your inbox? Click here to…
  • Demolition application already in the pipeline for RCA building housing Studio A

    Brandon Gee
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:06 am
    Confirming the fears of Music Row preservationists, Bravo Development has indeed applied for a permit to demolish the RCA building at 30 Music Row West. The building houses the historic RCA studio A, which had been leased by Nashville piano rocker Ben Folds for the past 12 years, and Bravo’s recent purchase of the building sparked efforts to save the building. The Tennessean reports that the demolition application filed earlier this month states, “Structural demotion will begin after the building…
  • Premier acquires Middletown medical business

    Tristan Navera
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:05 am
    Premier Health has bought the assets of a Middletown business. The hospital network’s southernmost hospital, Atrium Medical Center, purchased Southwest Ohio Ambulatory Surgery Center’s 10,400-square-foot building at 295 N. Breiel Blvd. in Middletown for $2 million this week. The network has acquired the building and equipment of the practice, which provides general and multi-specialty surgery, has been in operation since 1997. Dayton Business Journal research shows it is the 11th-largest outpatient…
 
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    Paper Economy

  • Industrial Production: August 2014

    SoldAtTheTop
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:31 am
    Yesterday, the Federal Reserve released their monthly read of industrial production and capacity utilization showing a decrease in August with total industrial production falling 0.10% since July but still rising 4.12% above the level seen in August 2013. Capacity utilization also declined falling 0.37% from July but rising 1.23% above the level seen in August 2013 to stand at 78.81%
  • Employment Situation: Nonfarm Payrolls and Civilian Unemployment August 2014

    SoldAtTheTop
    5 Sep 2014 | 11:07 am
    Today's Employment Situation Report indicated that in August, net non-farm payrolls increased by 142,000 jobs overall with the private non-farm payrolls sub-component adding 134,000 jobs while the civilian unemployment rate declined to 6.1% over the same period.Net private sector jobs increased 0.11% since last month climbing 2.12% above the level seen a year ago and climbing 1.34% above the peak level of employment seen in December 2007 prior to the Great Recession.
  • Employment Situation: Total Unemployment August 2014

    SoldAtTheTop
    5 Sep 2014 | 10:56 am
    Today's Employment Situation report showed that in August “total unemployment” including all marginally attached workers declined to 12.0% while the traditionally reported unemployment rate also fell to 6.1%.The traditional unemployment rate is calculated from the monthly household survey results using a fairly explicit definition of “unemployed” (essentially unemployed and currently looking for full time employment) leaving many workers to be considered effectively “on the margin” either employed in part time work when full time is preferred or simply unemployed and no…
  • Reading Rates: MBA Application Survey – August 20 2014

    SoldAtTheTop
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:48 pm
    The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) publishes the results of a weekly applications survey that covers roughly 50 percent of all residential mortgage originations and tracks the average interest rate for 30 year and 15 year fixed rate mortgages as well as the volume of both purchase and refinance applications. The purchase application index has been highlighted as a particularly important data series as it very broadly captures the demand side of residential real estate for both new and existing home purchases. The latest data is showing that the average rate for a 30 year fixed rate…
  • Homebuilder Blues: NAHB/Wells Fargo Home Builder Ratings August 2014

    SoldAtTheTop
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Recently, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) released their latest Housing Market Index (HMI) showing that assessments of housing activity improved notably in August with the composite HMI index climbing to 55 from 53 the prior month while the "buyer traffic" index rose to a level of 42.Looking at the data, its pretty clear that while there was a bit of a pullback in activity earlier in the year, homebuilder sentiment and, in particular, assessments of buyer activity have improved.
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    Residential Real Estate News

  • Five things you need to know today, and the mighty power of this doctored CoverGirl-NFL ad

    Rob Daumeyer
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:37 am
    Good morning, Cincinnati! Here are the five most important things you need to know to help start your busy business day: Kroger brings online shopping to town I can't wait to try this: Using a click-and-collect ordering system, Kroger Co. is bringing Cincinnati shoppers the ability to order groceries online and pick them up in the store, Steve Watkins reports. A test program has started with Kroger employees at its Liberty Township Marketplace store. The program comes from the system that has…
  • Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf likes direction of U.S. economy, but 'it's not a full recovery'

    Mark Holan
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:33 am
    Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf said he generally likes the post-recession direction of the national economy, but he still has concerns about the housing market. That remains a big part of his company's business. "It doesn't feel like a full recovery," Stempf said during a Wednesday luncheon address at the National Press Club. "There are mixed messages. ... But I am bullish about the longterm picture." He said the domestic energy, auto sales and the tech sectors are doing very well. Yet mortgage lending…
  • Morning Roundup: Kroger testing online shopping, why data centers love Ohio, and Blue Jackets get social with #CBJSMDay

    Doug Buchanan
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Kroger is testing online shopping, Ohio deemed not risky for natural disasters, outlet center backers unveil a funding proposal, Blue Jackets are all over Twitter and Facebook today, and Gold Star goes all Taco Bell by pairing its chili with Doritos. Grocery shopping goes online: Kroger Co. is testing a way to let customers shop online and have their cart ready to pick up at a nearby store, the Cincinnati Business Courier reports. It's limited to one store for now, the paper said, but obviously…
  • Get to know SoBro's newest tenant, City Winery Nashville

    E.J. Boyer
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:08 am
    A crew of workers was scurrying around City Winery Nashville, laying down wood floors and unloading tables and chairs, when I arrived for a tour Wednesday morning. The music venue-cum-working winery debuted last night, in a limited fashion, as an official venue for the Americana Music Festival. The restaurant, which confirmed its entry into Nashville last August, will host its grand opening on Oct. 1. City Winery Founder Michael Dorf, dressed in blue jeans, sneakers, and a ball cap, was among those…
  • Meet the pioneer of downtown Tampa's North Franklin Street

    Ashley Gurbal Kritzer
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:58 am
    A 23-story residential tower that could reinvigorate the north end of downtown Tampa is a storyline Lou Prida has heard before. Prida, a certified public accountant and principal of Prida Guida & Co. PA, keeps a file of news clippings and photos that date back to the early 1980s on city attempts to revitalize downtown Tampa. Will this time be any different? "I hope," Prida said Wednesday afternoon in his office, just a few blocks north of where an Atlanta developer has proposed the tower. "I'm…
 
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    WSJ.com: Commercial Real Estate

  • Mall Empire Expands With $4.3 Billion Deal

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:29 am
    David Simon's spun-off real-estate investment trust, Washington Prime Group, said it would purchase Glimcher Realty Trust, another mall REIT, in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $4.3 billion.
  • Plots & Ploys: News Digest

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:29 pm
    An Asian real-estate investor is acquiring the site of one of New York's most infamous diplomatic incidents. Hong Kong-listed Keck Seng Investments agreed to buy the Sofitel hotel for $272 million.
  • Trump SoHo to Go on Block

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:22 pm
    A lender to Trump SoHo, the upscale Manhattan hotel and condominium that Donald Trump unveiled on his television show The Apprentice, is foreclosing on the property and putting it up for sale, said people familiar with the matter.
  • A Luxe Revival for Temple Court

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:35 pm
    The long-hidden, glass-and-iron atrium of a landmark 1880s building at 5 Beekman St. in lower Manhattan is being restored, as the office building and an adjacent lot are transformed into a hotel and condominium tower.
  • Home-Sales Data Belie 'Lukewarm' Market

    16 Sep 2014 | 3:35 pm
    An unusually strong reading for U.S. new-home sales in August might not be enough to kick the market into higher gear.
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  • Scots decide whether to declare independence

    18 Sep 2014 | 3:33 am
    The fate of the United Kingdom was at stake Thursday as Scotland began voting in a referendum on becoming an independent state, deciding whether to unravel a marriage that helped build an empire but has ...
  • Matt Bai: Mark Sanford's oversharing problem

    18 Sep 2014 | 2:11 am
    The South Carolina congressman's Facebook post about his broken engagement is bad news for his colleagues and the rest of us
  • Obama, Ukraine president to meet at White House

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:17 am
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a symbolic show of support for Ukraine's fledgling government, President Barack Obama is meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Oval Office on Thursday after the leader of the former Soviet republic speaks to a rare joint session of Congress.
  • Wildfire in California's Sierra Nevada menaces 2,000 homes

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:55 am
    By Alex Dobuzinskis and Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fire crews in California's rugged Sierra Nevada battled to gain the upper hand on Wednesday against a blaze that threatened at least 2,000 homes and has displaced hundreds of residents as flames roared for a fifth day through dry timber and brush west of Lake Tahoe. The so-called King Fire, the most menacing of 11 major wildfires raging across the drought-parched state, has scorched nearly 28,000 acres (11,331 hectares) of state land and the El Dorado National Forest since it erupted Saturday, fire officials said. ...
  • Chinese hacked U.S. military contractors: Senate panel

    18 Sep 2014 | 4:08 am
    By Ros Krasny WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hackers associated with the Chinese government have repeatedly infiltrated the computer systems of U.S. airlines, technology companies and other contractors involved in the movement of U.S. troops and military equipment, a U.S. Senate panel has found. The Senate Armed Services Committee's year-long probe, concluded in March but made public on Wednesday, found the military's U.S. Transportation Command, or Transcom, was aware of only two out of at least 20 such cyber intrusions within a single year. ...
 
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    Commercial Property Executive

  • Five Costly Mistakes for Net Lease Owners to Avoid

    Suzann Silverman
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Murphy and Orzechowski By Rich Murphy, Managing Director of Asset Management, and Winston Orzechowski, Research Director, Calkain Cos. The idea of managing a triple-net lease property probably doesn’t make sense to a lot of real estate investors. After all, the tenant has 100 percent responsibility for the maintenance of the property, and the owner simply receives a check on the first of the month, right? Management-free ownership may be the case for many triple-net lease properties, but in some situations the fine print of the lease will add a few caveats that the inattentive landlord can…
  • Persistent Improvement

    Suzann Silverman
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Source: Real Capital Analytics Inc.
  • KPMG Report Shows Capital Spending on the Rise

    Suzann Silverman
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:08 pm
    By Keith Loria, Contributing Editor KPMG has released its 2014 Commercial Real Estate Outlook Survey, and findings show that commercial real estate executives are ready to develop new properties and invest their capital in secondary and tertiary markets to generate returns. Additionally, of the 100 senior commercial real estate executives surveyed for the report, 68 percent expect to increase capital spending in 2014, up from 60 percent in 2013. “The thing that jumped out the most is that 80 percent of respondents expect substantial investment by foreign investors into the U.S., and we are…
  • Green May be Gold for U.S. Equity REITs

    Suzann Silverman
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
    By Britton Costa, Director, U.S. REITs, Fitch Ratings The U.S. REIT sector’s inaugural “green bond” offerings suggest being environmentally friendly is also credit-friendly. Recently, Regency Centers and Vornado Realty Trust issued the sector’s first green bonds—senior unsecured corporate obligations whose proceeds are to fund green projects. Unlike state and federal project loans that have certain structural considerations in exchange for more favorable pricing and/or tax treatment, these bonds are corporate obligations and the use of proceeds is not a structural mandate…
  • CRE Bulls Will Continue

    Suzann Silverman
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:40 am
    By Ken Riggs, President & CEO, RERC According to public opinion polls, most Americans have never seen the world so chaotic. If increasing military action in the Middle East, territory disputes in Eastern Europe and Russia, and rising threats of terrorism weren’t enough, we also have major concerns about the economy in the euro zone, critical disruptions in currency values worldwide, and even fears about the possibility of Scotland (which has been part of the U.K. for more than 300 years) seceding. It is enough to keep the most steely-eyed investor on edge! Despite these risks, U.S.
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    Inman News

  • What would you do with $3 in your pocket?

    Guest Contributor
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    “In your opinion, what is the best thing you can buy for $3 or less? I say it's a case of bottled water.” This was my most recent Facebook post ...
  • Why pricey camera gear doesn’t guarantee good listing photos

    Teresa Boardman
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:46 am
    There is this urban legend that if a real estate agent buys the right camera, all they have to do is point it at something and press a button, and the end result will be a professional-quality photograph. I almost ...
  • Are real estate agent teams just a fad or the wave of the future?

    Inman News
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:36 am
    Sometimes it seems like everywhere you turn, people are saying agent teams are the business model of the future. But what if they’re just a fad? Leigh Brown, broker-owner, Re/Max Executive Realty; Brian Copeland, chief engagement officer, Village Real Estate ...
  • Zillow balks at taking ‘intentionally degraded’ listings from MLS

    Andrea V. Brambila
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:20 am
    A Nashville-area multiple listing service says it’s been told by Zillow that the search portal doesn’t want the stripped-down listing feed that the MLS plans to start providing to all public portals later this month. RealTracs Solutions CEO Stuart White ...
  • Model Allira Cohrs’ breasts star in luxury listing video

    Teke Wiggin
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Sex can be used to sell just about anything, including real estate. But knowing where to draw the line on this side of tasteful can be tricky. One Australian-based producer of listing videos, PlatinumHD PropVid, thinks it knows how to do that. But one of the company's recent shorts, which features model Allira Cohrs' breasts from an exhaustive array of angles, might lead some real estate professionals to believe otherwise ...
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    Information CentralInformation Central

  • What We’re Reading: Sept. 6-12

    Dave
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:37 am
    Real estate apprenticeships, iPhone 6, and giving new meaning to ‘well-done’ Redfin is now offering paid apprenticeships to prospective real estate agents. This San Diego pilot program will expand next year to additional cities across the United States. “Known as the Redfin Agent Development Program (RAD), the intent is to immerse participants in the company’s customer-first, technology-powered philosophy of helping people buy and sell homes.” On Tuesday, Apple unveiled its forthcoming iPhone 6 along with a new Apple Watch.  Is it time to pre-order your new phone (it starts…
  • Developing a Marketing Plan

    Kate
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:15 am
    Adapted from an image by Daniela Vladimirova (CC License) In the first article of this two-part series, we covered the basics of developing a marketing budget and gathering market research (access part 1 here). In this second article we will cover how to make use of market research data and the marketing budget through development of a marketing plan. A marketing plan provides a well-conceived course of action by which to set and attain goals, measure success, and anticipate changes in the market. Though one can structure a marketing plan in countless ways, in REALTOR® University’s Master…
  • Finding Information About Your Market

    Kate
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:25 am
    Image by Flickr user Chris Dlugosz (CC license). Frequently we receive marketing related questions in the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Library such as “What percent of the total budget should be allocated to marketing?” or “To which channels should those marketing dollars be directed?”, “What sources are good for market research?” and “How do I develop a marketing plan?” To answer these and other marketing-related questions, this two-part article series will unveil the ideas, resources, and solutions offered by students and faculty of REALTOR® University’s Master of…
  • Safety Month eBooks

    Dave
    8 Sep 2014 | 1:23 pm
    September is REALTOR® Safety Month. To help you keep on top of this important area, we’ve created a special Safety Collection in our eBook Library here at NAR. Titles will help you come up with a safety strategy, think about smarter passwords, and prevent identity theft among others.
  • Real Estate Websites

    Kate
    5 Sep 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Building Your Real Estate Website Recommendations from the NAR LinkedIn Group Adapted from an image by Flickr user veryuseful (CC license). We often get the question in Information Central, “Who do you recommend to make a website for my brokerage?” Recently the NAR LinkedIn Group discussed this exact topic, so we thought it apropos to share the findings. Please note that we do not have direct experience with any of these website providers, and are just sharing them as a launching point for those looking for a website vendor. Should one pursue any of these resources, s/he should be sure to…
 
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    GeekEstate Blog

  • Carfax For Listings? Revaluate Launches in Beta

    Michael Price
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:36 am
    Another RE Tech start-up has moved from stealth to beta recently. Revaluate is hedging a bet that prospective home buyers are hungry for data that exists outside standard MLS descriptions on the homes they are considering. From the about page at Revaluate.Com. “Most real estate sites will tell you the stuff about a home you already know. But what don’t they tell you? What are the sounds, smells and sights? The construction projects, violations and nagging problems? Meet REVALUATE.” Revaluate makes the comparison of their service to a CarFax background check. The data provided…
  • NAR: Stop helping Zillow and hurting Realtors!

    Bryn Kaufman
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:25 pm
    Realtors, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: Are you getting multiple years of sold listings in your IDX feed? I believe the answer to that question is no, because I have never found an IDX feed that had multiple years of sales history included. NAR’s IDX and VOW rules make it difficult for 99% of the Realtor’s websites out there to show sold listings. This is a huge advantage for Zillow. They show sales history going back over 25 years, and consumers love to view the sales history on a property. So because of NAR’s restrictive rules, they give Zillow a huge advantage over…
  • Meet the Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: Jay Sherer

    Drew Meyers
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:23 pm
    In our latest real estate tech interview, I’m talking to Jay Sherer, Founder of HelloAgent. Without further adieu, here’s a bit more from his own mouth… What do you do? It depends entirely on who you ask. If you ask my boss (our founder), I’m a growth hacker. If you ask my wife, I’m on my computer all day (and sometimes late into the night) using social media. If you ask my cat, I’m just someone she can wake up at 5am. Really, though, I utilize specific marketing channels (social media, blogs, PR, etc.) in order to grow our user base. I also ensure that our users have…
  • Meet the Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: John Thomas (“JT”)

    Drew Meyers
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    In our latest real estate tech interview, I’m talking to John Thomas, CEO of Deductr. Without further adieu, here’s a bit more from his own mouth… What do you do? I love growing small businesses! I also love technology. So I’ve spent over 20 years growing small technology related companies. Why do You Do What you Do? I believe that small/independent businesses drive our economy and specifically make this country great. I love the fluid environment of small business and I love having a direct impact on results. I also love building teams and investing in people. What are you most…
  • Lightbulbs, your Business and your Life

    Mike McGee
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:12 am
    Is that post title cryptic enough for you? What do lightbulbs have to do with real estate? Well, it’s not about LEDs or CFLs, it’s about priorities. Confused? Hopefully I can shed light on the subject. As real estate agents and brokers, we have no shortage of people offering advice to us. Marketing companies harvest our email addresses from our MLS and send us all kinds of “surefire” ways to increase our business. Real estate “coaches” encourage us to prospect more. Market more. Blog more. List more. Sell more. Do more. Make more. But almost nobody…
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    Mortgage News Daily

  • Mortgage Rates at 1.5 Month Highs After Fed

    Matthew Graham
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Posted To: Mortgage Rate WatchMortgage rates moved higher at a moderate pace today after the Fed reiterated their intentions regarding the gradual tightening of monetary policy. That policy has been one of the key factors in historically low mortgage rates. While the Fed didn't make any surprising moves, they did confirm some market fears. Ultimately the market movement wasn't very big compared to what it might have been. As such, it was a pretty fair reflection of the Fed announcement. The bigger question is what markets will do from here. Today's weakness brings rates to 1.5 month highs…
  • MBS RECAP: Stronger Start Followed by FOMC Sell-Off Leaves MBS Only Slightly Weaker

    Matthew Graham
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Posted To: MBS CommentaryAs far as Fed days go, this one was pretty tame. That's especially true if we consider the amount of hype and anxiety associated with this particular Fed day. The total gap between highs and lows in Fannie 3.5 MBS was just over a quarter of a point. That's the kind of intraday movement that occasionally happens for no good reason at all. Taking the perspective a step further, the highs of the day were 6/32nds higher than yesterday's close. That means that MBS lost less than an eighth of a point today! Even so, losing ground may seem like somewhat of an…
  • Differences Between Past and Current FOMC Statements

    Matthew Graham
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:03 am
    Posted To: MBS CommentaryUnderline indicates additional text that is new, strikethru indicates deleted text that was no longer present. Release Date: July 30, September 17, 2014 For immediate release Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in June indicates July suggests that growth in economic activity rebounded in the second quarter. Labor is expanding at a moderate pace. On balance, labor market conditions improved, with improved somewhat further; however, the unemployment rate declining further. However, is little changed and a range of labor market indicators…
  • MBS MID-DAY: Bond Markets Play it Safe Ahead of FOMC Events

    Matthew Graham
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    Posted To: MBS CommentaryBond markets were slightly stronger again overnight but in the context of the past few weeks, we're essentially flat for the past 3 days. This consolidative 'leveling-off' was reinforced mid-morning as bond markets shied away from making any sudden movements ahead of this afternoon's big-ticket events. Long story short, bond markets are playing it safe . The 'coarse adjustments' to trading positions were already made by the end of last week and everything since then has amounted to rather inconsequential 'fine-tuning.' Today,…
  • Builder Confidence at near Nine Year High

    Jann Swanson
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:33 am
    Posted To: MND NewsWireA four point jump in September has taken the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) to its highest reading since November of 2005. The increase, the fourth in as many months, elevated the composite measure of builder confidence in the market for new homes to 59. The HMI is derived from responses new home builders give to a monthly survey which NAHB has conducted for 30 years. Builders are asked for their perceptions of current single-family home sales and their expectations for those sales over the next six months ranked as…
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    Talk to CJ

  • Willow Glen Homes For Sale – Trends in Real Estate

    CJ Brasiel
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:34 pm
    Many clients will ask about “seasonality” in our marketplace.  When is the best time to sell?  The best time to sell is when you are ready to move.  In this current market, your home will most likely have an offer within the first week and close with 30 days.  This quick sell time is due […]
  • Where are the hottest real estate markets in Silicon Valley?

    CJ Brasiel
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Taking a look at the Top 15 neighborhoods in Santa Clara County, the numbers show clearly the AFFORDABILITY and DESIRABILITY influences in our housing market. Whether it is a single family detached home or a condo/town home, the affordability moves sellers and buyers into markets like Blossom Valley and the South County of Morgan Hill, […]
  • Handy Tips for Moving Out of State

    CJ Brasiel
    5 Aug 2014 | 11:33 am
    Right now we’re at the height of the moving season. During the summer peak, millions of North Americans will change temporarily or forever their addresses for different reasons – a new career challenge, a better home in a nice neighborhood, moving away to college or retirement and relocation in search of a more tranquil life. […]
  • Relocating – Should I Sell or Rent?

    CJ Brasiel
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    Q. I am trying to figure out the logistics of relocating to another state when my current house is paid for, I am in no hurry to sell, and it won’t be a problem to buy another house first and then sell this one, if needed. I live in North Dakota in a paid for […]
  • Beautiful Home in Willow Glen Listed at $1,338,000- PENDING SALE

    CJ Brasiel
    10 Jul 2014 | 11:43 am
    This wonderful custom built home, a short walk from downtown Willow Glen is in move in ready condition. See all the photos at BestofWillowGlen.com - PENDING SALE A formal living room with gas fireplace creates an inviting first entry into the home. Followed by a formal dining room with sculpted ceilings, your guest will appreciate the […]
 
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    National Commercial Real Estate News From CoStar Group

  • Inland Income Trust Acquires Retail Portfolio For $318M

    18 Sep 2014 | 5:14 am
    Kite Realty Group Trust (NYSE:KRG) has agreed to sell 15 retail properties in eight states to Inland Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. for $318 million. The sale announced jointly by the companies is expected to close in two tranches by Dec. 15, 2014 and March 16, 2015, respectively, subject to the usual closing conditions. The properties, a combination of grocery and power centers totaling 2 million square feet in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana...
  • Surge in CMBS Volume Prompts New Ventures, Raises Concerns

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:17 am
    The resurgent CMBS market is enjoying its strongest month in seven years with about $15 billion of new mortgage-backed offerings being sold. The return of the CRE financing conduit has not gone unnoticed by investors, and firms such as Cushman & Wakefield and Principal Real Estate Investors expanding their CMBS services. When September ends, CMBS issuance is projected to be up 20% year-over-year, according to Morgan Stanley Research, with a total...
  • Limited New Supply, Record Occupancy Keep Hotels Hot Investments

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:11 am
    With hotel occupancy rates high and still rising, investors are continuing to book huge investment deals in the segment. This month alone NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. raised more than $800 million in a public offering to help cover the cost of its hotel acquisition pipeline of approximately $1.8 billion in upscale extended stay and premium branded select service hotels. NorthStar has $700 million of properties already under contract and expects...
  • Boston Properties Enters $1.5 Billion Sales Agreement

    17 Sep 2014 | 12:10 am
    Boston Properties, Inc. (NYSE: BXP) has entered into a binding sale agreement to sell a 45-percent ownership stake in each of three office buildings to affiliates of Norges Bank Investment Management for an estimated gross purchase price of $1.5 billion in cash. The purchase price is based on a $4.6 billion aggregate valuation of the assets, which include 601 Lexington Ave. in New York City along with the Atlantic Wharf office building and 100...
  • More Analysts, Execs Feeling Bullish On CRE Market

    15 Sep 2014 | 11:30 pm
    A pair of new surveys on commercial real estate conditions reflects the growing sense of optimism as the U.S. economy continues to slowly shift from recovery into expansion mode, accompanied by a torrent of investment capital pouring into property markets. Caution persists, however, with memories of the Great Recession still vivid. The Third-Quarter 2014 Consensus Forecast Survey, compiled by the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) indicates...
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    Dennis Fassett | Cash Flow Real Estate Investing | The Cash Flow Mercenary

  • Beware of Professional Tenants!

    Dennis Fassett
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:12 am
    I have to say that one of my biggest fears about being a rental property owner is running into a “Professional Tenant”. A “Professional Tenant” is a someone who knows the rental laws cold, knows the system, and therefore knows how to work the system” by taking advantage of pieces of the law to live […]
  • REITD 015: Kelly Brittingham – COO, Property Manager, & Full Time Mom

    Dennis Fassett
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    In this episode I talk to Kelly Brittingham. Kelly started her real estate investing business with her Husband Todd in 2009 with their first investment in a single family rental property. Since then she has completed over 40 real estate transactions. Her investments have included single family rentals, lease options, wholesales, fix & flips, turnkey […]
  • Landlord Friendly Financing? Seriously?

    Dennis Fassett
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:41 am
    This is pretty amazing. I was looking around for some new ideas on how to finance additional rental properties, and I happened to find something that was pretty surprising….. …… that a monster-sized hedge fund – BLACKSTONE no less – has started offering financing specifically focused on rental property owners. Yeah. To say I was […]
  • Rational Thought from the Fed?

    Dennis Fassett
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:27 am
    Shocking I know. That hasn't happened since Paul Volcker. But it's about time. I just saw a piece in the New York Times titled "Fed Dissenters Increasingly Vocal About Inflation Fears". I was both happy and frightened to see that headline. Happy because the Fed needs to face up to the fact that interest rates can't stay at zero forever, and frightened by what's going to happen to the economy when (if) interest rates ever get back to anything resembling a market rate. And then there's inflation. I'm an econ major. I've been following this stuff since 2006 and 2007. I'm confounded but the fact…
  • REITD 014: Dave Sullivan – Regular Guy Buy-and-Hold Investor and DIYer

    Dennis Fassett
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:22 am
    In this episode I talk to my good friend Dave Sullivan. Dave is a classic buy-and-hold investor. He characterizes it as “regular guy” investing. My business is pretty similar to his – and so I agree with his characterization. It’s not sexy – there are no frills. But the cash flow keeps rolling in month […]
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    1000watt

  • Friday Flash: Revenge of the nutjobs?

    Brian Boero
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Move released a mobile version of its FIND application this week. FIND, you may recall, is an MLS add-on that allows agents to dive deep into on and off-market property information. The big picture here: Agents are WAY behind consumers when it comes to accessing property data on mobile devices. The lag isn’t because agents are laggards; the real estate business-to-business software vendors are. Agents who should have had “The MLS at their fingertips” years ago are routinely embarrased by consumers equipped with MLS-based mobile apps like Redfin or Estately. That finally seems to be…
  • Real Estate’s Madchester moment

    Joel Burslem
    5 Sep 2014 | 12:01 pm
    The Haçienda was a nightclub in a former warehouse in an industrial part of Manchester, England. And at some point in the late Eighties and early Nineties, it became the birthplace for a new musical movement. The “Madchester” scene mixed guitar riffs and electronic music (think synths and programmable drum machines) to create a new style of music that was part rock and roll, part rave and was, most importantly, eminently danceable. Bands like the Happy Mondays, James, Paris Angels and the Stone Roses launched the scene. Later they spread and birthed later “baggy” bands like…
  • Just say no to “virtual tours”

    Brian Boero
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Imagine you are looking for a home online. You see a listing in your target neighborhood that’s right in your price range. Would you like a “Virtual Tour?” Why, of course you would. It sounds good – a bit of futuristic, time-saving candy. But reality isn’t so sweet. Old habits die hard What we in the real estate industry call a “virtual tour” is, more often than not, a stitched-together montage of blurriness upon which a blanket of Muzak has been lain. Blech. 1000watt does lots of usability tests on real estate apps and websites. Users click on “virtual tour” links or…
  • A brand love story

    Marc Davison
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Thanksgiving Eve, 2012. An hour before dinner, my phone rings. Impulsively, I pick up.  This is the best decision I make all year. Hail Mary Tension resonated through her introduction. After all, we’d only met once. Long enough to shake hands and chat briefly. “I’m starting my own brokerage and need to commit to a name now. I would love your blessing,” she said. Funny. I reached for my Papal cloak and thurible. “What’s the name?” I asked.  “I want my brand to be known for providing an elite level of service, so I want to call it Elite Real Estate.  I prayed silently to the…
  • Friday Flash: the game ain’t over

    Brian Boero
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:15 pm
    It’s been two and a half weeks since the Zillow/Trulia deal went down. As far as I can tell, we’re all still here. Right?? Some perspective: From 1996 to 2006, a single company absolutely dominated online real estate. They had all the listings, brutal pricing power and a CEO who makes Spencer Rascoff look like Mister Rogers. This company’s stock peaked at $411 in January of 2000. It was perceived as unstoppable. Then it wasn’t. And brokers carried on, through a boom and a bust, much as they always had. Remember all that? There is no game over here. Whatever comes next probably isn’t…
 
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    Zillow Blog

  • We’re All ‘Friends’ Here: Homes of 1990s Stars

    Emily Heffter
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:26 pm
    Even if you and your favorite 90s stars are “on a break,” you might want to pause your Discman and check out their recent real estate transactions. Your entertainment and pop culture favorites found their way through many ups and downs — marriages, divorces, addictions and bankruptcies. Some also found ways to get back in the game, even if that meant going on reality TV. Here are the places they lived after they hung up their flannel shirts for good. Matthew Perry Source: IMDb “Friends” star Matthew Perry listed his Malibu beach house this spring for $12.5…
  • For Sale: Bavarian-Style Homes Primed for Oktoberfest

    Catherine Sherman
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:58 pm
    It’s that time of year when lederhosen- and dirndl-wearing tourists head to Munich for the world’s largest funfair: Oktoberfest. But you don’t have to leave the U.S. to join in the festivities. From Fredericksburg, TX to Leavenworth, WA, towns across the country celebrate Bavarian culture, beer and architecture year-round. In celebration of all things Oktoberfest, here’s a look at Bavarian-style homes for sale in America. Tamworth, NH 26 Margo Ln, Tamworth, NH For sale: $136,200 This cute-as-a-button ski chalet is nestled among pine trees near White Lake State…
  • Jay Z and Beyonce Rented This Holmby Hills Mansion

    Emily Heffter
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Music super-couple Jay Z and Beyonce camped out this summer at this 16,000-square-foot rental, spending about a month in the luxurious spec house before moving on to Paris. Variety first reported their stay in the Holmby Hills home, which has been on the market since April, originally offered for $48 million and now listed for $45 million. Variety reported that the rent was somewhere in the neighborhood of $200,000 for the month. That’s nothing for Jay and Bey, whose On the Run tour packed hundreds of stadiums across the country this summer. The tour was dogged by reports that their…
  • 30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Spike 14 Basis Points, Largest Rate Hike Since November 2013

    Lauren Braun
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:25 am
    Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages rose this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgages at 4.19 percent, up from 4.05 percent at this same time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose steadily last week, peaking at 4.30 percent on Sunday before easing down to the current rate. “Last week, rates hit a five-month high on anticipation that the Fed’s policy statement might suggest an earlier than expected hike in the federal funds rate,” said Erin Lantz, vice president of mortgages at Zillow. “This week, any significant movement in rates will…
  • Former Christopher Plummer Estate for Sale

    Emily Heffter
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:41 am
    A Connecticut waterfront home that once belonged to actor Christopher Plummer is for sale, and you’d almost expect to see the von Trapp children marching around the property in their lederhosen. Plummer has famously been critical of “The Sound of Music,” saying people are “unnaturally sentimental” about the film that made him a star. Still, his former Connecticut home bears some resemblance to Capt. von Trapp’s fictional waterfront residence in Austria, as AOL pointed out in this comparison. Plummer lived here from 1974 until 1981. Today the historic…
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    Trulia Corporate Blog

  • Trulia Wants to Help You Live Rent-Free For A Year!

    Sophie-Charlotte Moatti
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:21 pm
    We get it. Rents are skyrocketing and the competition to find a rental can be fierce. But the process doesn’t have to be painful. At Trulia, we’re committed to being a leading resource for finding a place to rent – in fact, we want to make finding your next place so easy, it’s actually enjoyable! Whether you’re on the road checking out the latest rentals to hit the market or searching online from home, Trulia simplifies the home search process by delivering block-by-block insights about a neighborhood along with detailed photos and features of the home. We’ll also alert…
  • Congratulations to Trulia’s $50K Home Giveaway Winner – Teresa W. of Charlotte, FL!

    Daisy Kong
    5 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am
    A few weeks ago, we wrapped up our $50,000 giveaway sweepstakes, and we’re thrilled to announce Teresa W. of Charlotte, FL as our lucky winner! “I couldn’t believe it at first. When I believed it, I didn’t sleep all that night. I was thinking about everything that I wanted to do and give my grandkids. I’m just ecstatic and can’t believe it actually happened.”  A loving grandmother of a 7-year old girl and a 10-year old boy, who currently live with her and her husband, Teresa didn’t believe us when we first got in touch with her to tell her the good…
  • Today Marks a New and Exciting Chapter for Trulia as We Agree to be Acquired by Zillow

    Pete Flint, CEO
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:35 am
    Today, we have some exciting news to share, as Trulia is embarking on a new and exciting chapter. We’ve signed an agreement to be acquired by Zillow, which will enable us to accelerate our efforts to revolutionize the home search process for consumers, help professionals build their businesses and create additional value in adjacent markets. I’m excited about the benefits this combination will bring to the consumers, agents, brokers, franchises and data providers we work with every day. Over the last 10 years, we have successfully built Trulia from the ground up by staying focused on our…
  • Trulia to Launch New Real Estate App for Android Wear, Bringing the Future of Home Search Closer

    Kira Wampler, CMO
    25 Jun 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Trulia has been laser-focused on delivering the real estate industry’s simplest, most helpful mobile products. And today, we’re excited to announce that we’ll be launching a new mobile real estate app for Android Wear once it’s available in the coming weeks. Earlier today, Trulia’s app was highlighted at Google I/O 2014, the annual developer conference featuring highly technical, in-depth sessions, and showcasing the latest from Google’s product teams and partners. At Trulia, we are defining the future of home search by leveraging the latest technologies to deliver a simpler and…
  • Updating Our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

    Daisy Kong
    11 Jun 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Today, we’ve updated our privacy policy and terms of use to harmonize them across the Trulia family of companies. We encourage you to review them. Thanks!
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    The BiggerPockets Blog

  • BP Podcast 088: Investing with Your Spouse, Managing Financials, and Growing Your Team with Matt and Liz Faircloth 

    Brandon Turner
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:05 pm
    Today we’re thrilled to chat with New Jersey real estate investors Matt and Liz Faircloth on The BiggerPockets Podcast, covering everything from the challenges of working with a spouse to purchasing a 10,000 square foot office space! Matt and Liz have been hooked on real estate since buying their first single family home in 2002. After years of self education, their fair share of learning pains and a healthy dose of hard work, the couple now owns over 100 units and has accomplished around 15 fix and flips. Employing a team of 11, their mission statement is to “revitalize Urban…
  • A Tale of Two Bobs: My Magnificent Millionaire Mentors

    Nathan Brooks
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Seriously — both of the guys who have made the biggest difference in my real estate business are named Bob. Well, sorta. They are both named the same name. But their name(s) have been changed to protect their identities because of they wouldn’t necessarily want me just blabbing all over the BiggerPockets world about how awesome they are? Well maybe. Anyway… Where was I? Oh yeah…well, the Bobs have built their own real estate empires. I bet they would both think they don’t deserve that credit. I bet they don’t know how important they’ve been in my…
  • Your Guide to Uncovering the Best Seller Financing Deals

    Chad Carson
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Seller financing is my favorite way to buy real estate. It is often faster, easier and more profitable than any other financing technique because no banks or third parties are involved.   In this article I’ll tell you how to find the best seller financing deals by targeting a particular type of property owner. Why Seller Financing is So Powerful Although most of my real estate deals involve seller or creative financing, I don’t hate banks. I just like keeping the profits banks normally take for themselves. Haven’t you noticed that the biggest, most expensive buildings in towns are…
  • The Pest Clause: A Small Lease Addition to Avoid a Big Headache

    Drew Sygit
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    There are a lot of clauses in any given lease, and some of them are obviously more or less business-impacting than others. Your late-rent clause, for example, is one that always gets plenty of attention. But are you aware of how much of a pain in the neck your pest clause (or lack thereof) can create? Pest Clauses Defined If you’re not immediately familiar, the “pest clause” is simply that portion of a given lease that discusses who is responsible for dealing with pests — insects, rodents and some wild animals. The basic law in Michigan is that “the owner of…
  • The Real Estate Marketing Mistake That Could Cost You Millions

    Antonio Coleman
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Before jumping into this week’s post on another way to dominate your local real estate market, I would first like to say thanks to the BiggerPockets Members for being so engaging in the comments section. People continue to leave comments, sharing their views on my posts and revealing their opinions about real estate marketing. I’ve had a chance to talk to a lot of people behind the curtains on their real estate businesses and how they’re performing in their local markets. I must say that there are a lot of great minds here on BP, especially when it comes to knowledge of…
 
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    Rain City Guide

  • VERY “Walkable”…but is it SAFE to walk there?

    ARDELL
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:24 pm
    I am very happy to report yesterday’s news that WalkScore has added a crime overlay, something I have been asking for since WalkScore first came about. Local residents often roll their eyes when they see an awesome walk score attached to an area where it is simply not very safe to walk after dark AT ALL. Not a big problem for local residents, but what about the many people relocating to The Seattle Area who are relying on various internet tools to guide them in their search for a home in their new City? I have not tried the new tool out extensively, but from what I have seen the crime…
  • Costco Signs Major Lease With Vulcan – Issaquah

    ARDELL
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    Just received a press release that Costco is leasing 176,656 sf of space from Vulcan (Paul Allen) Real Estate at Sammamish Park Place in Issaquah. Sammamish Park Place is a 3 building complex totalling 586,823 sf with the other two buildings being occupied by Microsoft. This complex was built in or around 2000, so I am wondering who left that Costco is replacing. I don’t see any stories on this move yet, but will post a link if and when someone else picks it up with more info. The post Costco Signs Major Lease With Vulcan – Issaquah appeared first on Rain City Guide. Related…
  • Should you hire a lawyer when buying or selling a home? Depends – do you want to reduce your risk?

    Craig Blackmon
    9 Jul 2014 | 3:32 pm
    As long-time readers know, I have been promoting the idea that attorneys should be involved in real estate transactions for about eight years (boy, time flies!). And it took me a looooong time to understand the difference between blogging and shameless self-promotion. I think I’ve learned, and hopefully I strike the right balance and tone here, but if not please let me know in the comments!! While my messaging has matured, my underlying message has not: Consumers – both buyers and sellers – benefit when an attorney represents them in a real estate transaction. But…
  • It’s Hard Out There for Buyers, Lesson 2: Make Sure You’re Dealing with the “Agent-in-Charge” (It May Not Be Who You Think)

    Craig Blackmon
    2 May 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Here’s another quick tale from the trenches as I continue to work with clients at my new real estate firm, this time from the rough-and-tumble market of South King County.  Yup, it’s tough everywhere… My client identified a home in Kent for purchase.  It had been on the market for 200 days, with a couple of failed contracts in the meantime (one due to “buyer remorse” and one to failed financing) and nary a price drop. The listing showed an Agent and a Co-agent (both from the same office). I promptly reached out to the Agent, who told me they had no offers and…
  • “Offers to Be Considered on a Future Date”: Is This Really Fair to Buyers?

    Craig Blackmon
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:15 pm
    As I work my way back into the market following the launch of my real estate firm, I am learning just how difficult it is from a buyer’s perspective.  Specifically, I am trying to get a client into a $400-500k home in West Seattle.  It turns out there are only a few thousand other people looking for the exact same thing, and a few dozen homes that fit the description.  OK, I’m making these numbers up, but you get the drift.  It’s tough out there. Until this week, I had a high degree of respect for sellers and their agents who noted in the listing that the seller would…
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  • Five things you need to know today, and the mighty power of this doctored CoverGirl-NFL ad

    Rob Daumeyer
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:37 am
    Good morning, Cincinnati! Here are the five most important things you need to know to help start your busy business day: Kroger brings online shopping to town I can't wait to try this: Using a click-and-collect ordering system, Kroger Co. is bringing Cincinnati shoppers the ability to order groceries online and pick them up in the store, Steve Watkins reports. A test program has started with Kroger employees at its Liberty Township Marketplace store. The program comes from the system that has…
  • Morning Roundup: Kroger testing online shopping, why data centers love Ohio, and Blue Jackets get social with #CBJSMDay

    Doug Buchanan
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Kroger is testing online shopping, Ohio deemed not risky for natural disasters, outlet center backers unveil a funding proposal, Blue Jackets are all over Twitter and Facebook today, and Gold Star goes all Taco Bell by pairing its chili with Doritos. Grocery shopping goes online: Kroger Co. is testing a way to let customers shop online and have their cart ready to pick up at a nearby store, the Cincinnati Business Courier reports. It's limited to one store for now, the paper said, but obviously…
  • Survey: Nashville apartment market nearing peak

    Brandon Gee
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:07 am
    Nashville’s booming apartment market is nearing its peak, and will begin to retract next year through 2017, according to a new PricewaterhouseCoopers report. The PwC Real Estate Investor Survey reverses previous PwC predictions that Nashville’s apartment market would continue to grow through 2016, Nashville Post reports. On the bright side, the survey also found that greater Nashville’s office market is expected to strengthen through 2017. Want Nashville news in your inbox? Click here to…
  • Demolition application already in the pipeline for RCA building housing Studio A

    Brandon Gee
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:06 am
    Confirming the fears of Music Row preservationists, Bravo Development has indeed applied for a permit to demolish the RCA building at 30 Music Row West. The building houses the historic RCA studio A, which had been leased by Nashville piano rocker Ben Folds for the past 12 years, and Bravo’s recent purchase of the building sparked efforts to save the building. The Tennessean reports that the demolition application filed earlier this month states, “Structural demotion will begin after the building…
  • Premier acquires Middletown medical business

    Tristan Navera
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:05 am
    Premier Health has bought the assets of a Middletown business. The hospital network’s southernmost hospital, Atrium Medical Center, purchased Southwest Ohio Ambulatory Surgery Center’s 10,400-square-foot building at 295 N. Breiel Blvd. in Middletown for $2 million this week. The network has acquired the building and equipment of the practice, which provides general and multi-specialty surgery, has been in operation since 1997. Dayton Business Journal research shows it is the 11th-largest outpatient…
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    Miller Samuel Real Estate Appraisers & Consultants

  • Bloomberg View Column: What Does It Mean When a House Sells for $50 Million?

    Jonathan Miller
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:58 am
    Read my latest Bloomberg View column What Does It Mean When a House Sells for $50 Million?. Please join the conversation over at Bloomberg View. Here’s an excerpt… One of the byproducts of the global financial crisis has been the creation of a new class of housing and buyers. Some of the strongest evidence is the rise in the number of residences sold for more than $50 million. A buyer recently paid a record $71.3 million for a Manhattan co-op, breaking the $70 million record set only a few months earlier. These sales seem modest compared with a $147 million sale in East Hampton,…
  • [Manhattan Absorption] August 2014 The $3M-$5M Market Slows Down

    Jonathan Miller
    13 Sep 2014 | 3:15 pm
    [click to expand] Thoughts Not a big difference from last year. Sub-$3M is generally very tight with not much variation between price categories in each region. There isn’t much difference in the $10M+ market. Condos are slower than co-ops overall, but not by much. The difference is being seen in the $5M to $10M, which is moving more slowly moving than it was a year ago. Side by side Manhattan regional comparison: August 2014 v 2013 [click images to expand] I started this analysis in August 2009 so I am able to show side-by side year-over-year comparisons. (I got tired of the red/gray…
  • Bloomberg View Column: Understanding Housing’s Dog Days

    Jonathan Miller
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:04 pm
    The comparison of housing market statistics against last year’s results produced misdirection in our understanding of it’s current state. Although a year-over-year comparison gets rid of seasonality, the results are at the mercy of how normal the prior year was… The slowdown in the U.S. housing market has caused much hand-wringing. But keep this in mind: robust housing sales and price gains in 2013 were the anomaly and at odds with tepid economic fundamentals such as income, employment and credit. It’s the year-over-year comparisons that make things look worse than…
  • Bloomberg View Column: The Myth of Real Estate Stigma

    Jonathan Miller
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:52 pm
    I gave some thought to what the long term impact of a nationally-covered local tumultuous event on a local housing market might be… The Aug. 9th shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer has roiled Ferguson, Missouri, thrusting it into the national spotlight. But what happens to the town of 21,000 outside of St. Louis after the turmoil ends — more specifically, what happens to property values? Read my latest Bloomberg View column The Myth of Real Estate Stigma. Please join the conversation over at Bloomberg View. My Bloomberg View Column…
  • [Three Cents Worth #269 NY] Charting A Decade of Manhattan Inventory

    Jonathan Miller
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:09 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 I posted a few weeks ago on @CurbedNY: As summer comes to a close and many have checked out until Labor Day, I thought I’d try another GIF animation (after the jump!) to illustrate the long fall of inventory (I’m on the “pronounced like ‘Jif’ peanut butter” team, as is the format’s inventor). August generally represents the annual low for…
 
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  • 6 ways your blog design might be turning off customers

    Larry Alton
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:44 am
    (Business Marketing) In the arena of content marketing, fewer titans loom larger than the company blog. With engaging, informative, and timely blogs, businesses can establish themselves as thought leaders and provide a valuable resource. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • Urban Outfitters “apologizes” for insensitive Kent State shirts

    Lani Rosales
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:03 am
    (Editorial) Urban Outfitters screws up, fails to apologize, and craps on a national tragedy (the same tragedy that kickstarted my career). Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • Samsung stays sassy, mocks the iPhone 6 Plus in new ad

    AG Staff
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:39 am
    (Tech News) What do you do when your competitor copies you - ignore or fight? Samsung gets sassy as they mock the new iPhone 6 Plus for being a replica of their own products launched years ago. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • Comcast threatens to cut off customers that use a specific web browser

    AG Staff
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:24 am
    (Tech News) For users of one browser, Comcast is making assumptions about their use and threatening to end their contract, which could leave many without any internet options. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • Starbucks reconsiders their policy against baristas showing ink

    AG Staff
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:33 pm
    (Business News) Starbucks is often regarded as an example of setting policies and inspires other brands, so what does this change mean? Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
 
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  • Getting a San Diego Condo VA-Approved Adds Value To Service Members

    Brian Brady
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Debra Brady and I are experts at VA-financing.  One of the things we do very well is secure a VA condo complex approval for condominiums which aren’t agency approved.  Some comments from a recent YELP review: I started the home buying process while still on deployment, and Brian graciously worked with me across 13 time zones to begin explaining the ins and outs of home buying. This is actually kind of fun for me.  With technology, deployed service members can communicate with me well in advance of buying.  Many times, when deployed,  they have free time with little to do.  They…
  • How Not to Message

    Damon Chetson
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:44 am
    Taking this moment to give this brief lesson on how not to message: Neil Siegel, a former special counsel to Joe Biden and supporter of ObamaCare/Affordable Care Act, was on WUNC’s The State of Things on Wednesday discussing recent appellate litigation involving the subsidies authorized by the Act. The DC Circuit ruled Monday that subsidies are illegal in states that did not set up their own insurance exchanges. North Carolina is one of those states. The Fourth Circuit, in which North Carolina is located, found otherwise.
  • Passed my Check Ride

    Damon Chetson
    30 Jun 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Back in January, I wrote here about taking private pilot lessons. My post was inspired by one Greg wrote in December about mastering something difficult this year. Earlier this month I took an oral exam and then check ride with an designated examiner for the FAA, and I passed! The next day, I piled my wife and a little bit of luggage into my Piper Cherokee, and took off for the coast. An hour and 15 minutes later, I was down at Ocracoke, part of the Outer Banks that would ordinarily take someone 6 hours or so to get to by car from Raleigh. My wife and I got a lift to the local pub –…
  • The Real Housewives of Redfin

    Geno Petro
    13 Mar 2014 | 8:12 pm
    “Couldn’t you, just once, tell somebody what they really want to hear?” my wife asked, almost immediately after I got off the phone with the Redfin recruiter. “Is that a rhetorical question? You just asked me a rhetorical question!” I snapped. Ever since I turned fifty-five I get snappy when someone I love questions my intentions, especially when I’m hungry. She didn’t answer but instead, continued her Words With Friends game on her iPad. I walked into the kitchen. “They’ll call me back,” I said after a few moments of silence, my fat…
  • Hey, @Zillow: Why are you calling the Realtors and lenders you prey upon #racist?

    Greg Swann
    18 Jan 2014 | 9:22 am
    And why on earth do they continue to do business with you?
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    Mortgage Rates & News from The Mortgage Reports

  • 30-Year Mortgage Rates Moving After Fed’s September FOMC Meeting

    Dan Green
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
    Mortgage rates are higher after the Federal Reserve's September 2014 meeting. How high will rates ultimately go? Analysis and live quotes here.Click for the complete post : 30-Year Mortgage Rates Moving After Fed’s September FOMC Meeting.
  • Mortgage Rates Today – Home Loan Rates & Trends

    Joe Farr
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:51 am
    Current mortgage rates and mortgage market movement. Today's mortgage rates and mortgage news. Live rate quotes available. News and data provided by MBSQuoteline, a real-time mortgage market data service available to loan officers, real estate agents, and other finance professionals.Click for the complete post : Mortgage Rates Today – Home Loan Rates & Trends.
  • Homebuilder Confidence Rises To 106-Month Best; Low Mortgage Rates Help Stoke Buyer Demand

    Dan Green
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:26 am
    Homebuilder confidence soars. New construction buyers lose negotiation leverage. Analysis of the market, plus access to live mortgage rate quotes.Click for the complete post : Homebuilder Confidence Rises To 106-Month Best; Low Mortgage Rates Help Stoke Buyer Demand.
  • Top 4 Mistakes Which Increase Mortgage Closing Costs Unnecessarily

    Dan Green
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Four common mistakes borrowers make which increase their mortgage closing costs, and how to avoid making them yourself. Analysis and live rate quotes, too.Click for the complete post : Top 4 Mistakes Which Increase Mortgage Closing Costs Unnecessarily.
  • Simple Mortgage Definitions : Mortgage Escrow And PITI

    Dan Green
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:22 am
    Learn to calculate your mortgage escrow and PITI, then see for which mortgage programs you may qualify. Mortgage rates available, too.Click for the complete post : Simple Mortgage Definitions : Mortgage Escrow And PITI.
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  • What would you do with $3 in your pocket?

    Guest Contributor
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    By ZACH SCHABOT “In your opinion, what is the best thing you can buy for $3 or less? I say it’s a case of bottled water.”This was my most recent Facebook post. It was not a calculated question, and I had no expectations for the number of responses or likes I’d receive. I simply marveled at being able to buy a case of bottled water for $3 and was curious if I was alone in my thinking. But herein lies the power of social media. What many people miss is how the responses give me a huge customer service opportunity! These seemingly simple answers provide me a glimpse into the complex…
  • Recharge your open houses

    Laura Monroe
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:34 pm
    How about adding a branded “welcome mat” at the front doorstep of every open house you sit? How about three balloons per sign, with an eight-sign ratio? What are the best ways to use social media to get people to your open houses? Our webinar with Karlton Utter, the director of learning at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, was chock-full of inspiration on how to make your open house events so that they build your brand, fill your pipeline, and make buyers AND sellers want you to be the one to work with. Below you’ll catch the recorded webinar replay, AND download the…
  • How bad habits are killing your brokerage

    Guest Contributor
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:14 am
    By BRITTANY FRITSCH This recent article outlined the most difficult pitfall for agent’s to avoid: losing your business plan in the chaos of the transaction. Often, agents find it harder and harder to return to their original good habits of daily prospecting and follow-ups. Instead they just start jumping from one chaotic sale to the next, until their business looks more like a tornado than a profession. Baby brain image via Shutterstock. The curse of the baby brain Everybody knows one of those agents that is totally unreliable — a complete mess — but still manages to pull…
  • Over 300 real estate blogging and video ideas to last the rest of your career

    ActiveRain
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Writing is a passion for me, but, as a novelist, my blogging seems to have taken a back seat. A friend and I have been meeting to discuss how we’re going to get back to blogging and doing videos regularly. I have lots of old posts with lists for blogging ideas, so I filtered and combined them to come up with hundreds of ideas to get your creative juices flowing. That is actually my favorite blogging/video idea: going through old posts and giving them a fresh face or reworking them. Don’t forget, you are the expert here. Share your knowledge and expertise as though we were…
  • How to decide which property tour technology is right for you

    Stephen Schweickart
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Every so often, new technology comes along that improves the way we do things, and unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably noticed Instagram recently introduced Hyperlapse, a free smartphone app that is going to be a game changer for real estate professionals who use audiovisual tools to market their listings. Agents are typically at the mercy of expensive professional videographers hauling thousands of dollars’ worth of equipment if they want a truly professional video tour of their listing. How quickly things are changing with the release of Hyperlapse, which greatly…
 
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  • Spanish Pool Home at 5156 Townsend

    13 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    Pool party! Why go to Puerto Vallarta when you have the pool, the view of the palm trees, expanses of paver-tiled patio right here in the heart of Eagle Rock? This spacious home began as a small 1924 Spanish cottage and was expanded into a four bedroom, four-bath residence in 1984. The decorative Batchelder-style fireplace in the living room recalls the 1924 charm. Read More
  • Acts of Faith in Real Estate

    11 Sep 2014 | 2:41 pm
    It may come as a surprise to you, but buying or selling a home is largely an act of faith. As a seller, you hire an agent whom you believe will do a good job for you. You turn your keys over to the person you have chosen to handle one of the largest financial transactions that most people ever make. You believe, or should believe, that they will handle this transaction in your best interest and make you the most money possible. It's interesting to me that many sellers believe that it doesn't make a difference which Realtor they hire, that the result will be the same. But that could be a whole…
  • Sweet Mt Washington Cottage at 243 Mt Washington

    4 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    Tucked up away from the street, this sweet cottage offers 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, plus a backyard that is private and green. The current owners have updated every room in the house, including the kitchen and baths. The living room has the original hardwood floors, wainscoting, and abundant light. Enjoy granite counters, new cabinets, a breakfast area, and a dishwasher in the kitchen. The private master suite is located at the back of the house with views of the back yard. Read More
  • Craftsman Colonial at 5290 Ellenwood Drive

    12 Aug 2014 | 5:32 pm
    A porch swing big enough for the whole family to snuggle in, a sunset view across the hills--life is great at this special corner of Hill and Ellenwood Drive in the best part of Eagle Rock. This Craftsman Colonial-style home has a wide front porch that invites friends and neighbors to stop by and visit. Lots of original windows illuminate the pale honey-colored maple floors throughout. There is a built-in buffet in the dining room, and a magnificent Batchelder-style wood-burning fireplace in the huge living room. Read More
  • Remodeled California Ranch at 6115 Hillandale Drive

    9 Aug 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Living the good life is easy in this freshly updated California Ranch! From the open kitchen to the private master suite with its own 3/4 bath and huge walk-in closet, this great home has been updated to appeal to all the modern buyer's demands. New flooring? Check. Updated kitchen? Check. Central air & heat? Check! Every part of the interior has been freshly painted and ready to receive your furniture and your style. Read More
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    RealCentralVA.com

  • Food for Thought about New Economies

    Jim Duncan
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:55 am
    Food for thought … A couple stories and trends that I’m trying to work through as they apply to real estate: Tesla and Uber/Lyft: Tesla, the groundbreaking electric car company is slowly but surely breaking down archaic, consumer-unfriendly barriers to being able to sell their cars direct to consumers, and Tesla is in the midst of building a new infrastructure through which to distribute the fuel for their vehicles. Uber/Lyft, brand new to Charlottesville, have seemingly led to a 65% decline in cab use in San Francisco. The real estate world has its own parallels – real…
  • Charlottesville’s Changing West Main

    Jim Duncan
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:20 pm
    A bit more fun with Hyperlapse. I’m sure I’ll tire of these very soon, but for now, I think this is a neat way to show how one of the City of Charlottesville’s main corridors has recently changed. Search the Charlottesville MLS Copyright RealCentralVA.com, LLC. If you like this post, please, visit RealCentralVA.comwhere this was originally posted. Charlottesville’s Changing West Main
  • Photosphere and Hyperlapse – Two Interesting Tools

    Jim Duncan
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:37 am
    Google have released a new tool that further enables users (us) to help them map the world. Photosphere was just released for the iPhone (it’s been available on Android for a while) and it’s quite remarkable. I’m not sure just how useful it is, but it’s mighty interesting. Photosphere will certainly help me detail for my out of town/country clients, but I don’t know if it’s any better than video, despite the higher resolution. Curious? This is a photosphere I took of the new Lochlyn Hill neighborhood, currently under construction. Hyperlapse by…
  • Engaging with Albemarle County

    Jim Duncan
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:31 am
    An easy way to learn about and engage with Albemarle County – Engage Albemarle. Here’s an interesting topic: The Comprehensive Plan is Albemarle County’s most important document regarding growth, development and change. It establishes government policy to help guide public and private activities as they relate to land use and resource utilization. What general thoughts would you like to share about the Comprehensive Plan as it is being reviewed by the Board of Supervisors this summer and fall? Better to express your opinion now in the hopes the Comp Plan can be altered than…
  • September’s Monthly Note – Community, Oil Tanks & the Market

    Jim Duncan
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    One note a month. Usually less than 1500 words, I tend to write my best stuff in this note.* One of the highlights of every month’s note, in addition to the market insight and stories I write, are the blog summaries, in which I highlight some of the best posts on RealCentralVA and RealCrozetVA from the previous month. Curious? Interested in learning a bit more about the Charlottesville market? Two clicks here and you’ll get this month’s note as soon as I publish it, and hopefully you’ll stick around for each successive month. * It’s really the only stuff I write…
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    Redfin Real Estate Blog

  • Mila Kunis Unloads Home for $3.825M

    Alanna Finn
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:25 am
    Listed by Joshua Altman, Hilton & Hyland Despite being very close to giving birth, actress Mila Kunis sold off her Los Angeles property this week for $3.825 million. The incredibly elegant manse was built in 1958; while the listing says the home has been remodeled from top to bottom, it still maintains that much-desired midcentury modern vibe. The home is full of character, with dark wood high-beamed ceilings and hardwood floors. The living room has floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, so Mila could enjoy the inside and outside without ever needing to leave her abode! The estate also has…
  • Home Decor Inspiration from Vacation Rentals Around the World

    Redfin Guest Blogger
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    By Cleopatra Cutler, Dwellable Luxury at Historic Centre in Lisbon, Portugal Vacations give you the chance to step away from the daily grind and picture a more beautiful way of life. Capturing that sense of adventure and optimism in home styling is the forte of the vacation industry, and homeowners looking for home decor inspiration can take a page from the vacation rental industry. Take a look at these highly rated listings from Dwellable for style advice and tips for your home! White-Out Aberdeen Road in London, England Remember that mint color that was popular in 2007? It was never meant…
  • The Pros and Cons of a Large Condo Complex

    Redfin Guest Blogger
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    By Candice Schaffer While living in a detached house may be the dream for some families, for many residents in urban and suburban areas, condo complexes provide the perfect mix of security and amenities to make moving in a no-brainer. Most modern complexes give residents plenty to love, but there can still be a few drawbacks. Check out this list of pros and cons before moving into a large condo complex. Pro: A Built-In Social Life While the internet has greatly expanded the average introvert’s potential for social interaction outside the workplace, it’s no secret that making friends as an…
  • Behind the Scenes of Redfin 3D Walkthrough

    Mia Simon
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    The Matterport 3D Showcase™ is one cool piece of technology. It enables you to scan the real world so that people can explore it – virtually – online. Redfin is the first national real estate brokerage using this technology to let people tour homes for sale from the comfort of their living room. Now you can walk through an entire house, check out the basement and poke around the kitchen, all while wearing your pajamas, perhaps with a glass of wine in hand. If you see something that’s a total deal breaker, you can cross that home off your list. If you like what you see, you can get in…
  • 20 Signs You Live in Chicago, or Need to Move There

    Alex Starace
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    We asked three Redfin real estate agents in Chicago to tell us what it’s like to live in the Windy City. Do people actually eat deep dish, have mustaches and steer every conversation toward “Da Bears”? Redfin agents Alex Haried, Stephanie Brimo and Cynthia Tobisch helped us find out. Here are 20 signs you’re a Chicagoan at heart – or that you should move to Chicago soon. 1. The Big Ten is king on Saturdays – and you wear your jersey to prove it. Chicagoans who can’t make the drive up to Camp Randall Stadium will be sure to pack into their local Wisconsin bar. Photo…
 
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    Ubertor Real Estate Blog

  • REBGV CREB & VREB August 2014 Market Update Infographics

    Danica Lopez De Leon
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:28 pm
    The market updates for the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV), Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB) and the Victoria Real Estate Board (VREB) August 2014 are up and below are the infographics we created to help you analyze the statistics. If you would like a copy for yourself, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re happy to share.
  • Single Property Listing Real Estate Websites

    Bryan Garcia
    4 Sep 2014 | 9:38 am
    Last week we rolled out the red carpet for Dedicated Condo Building Websites. This week, in partnership with Limelight Marketing, we’re releasing the Single Property Real Estate Website. Realtors have always asked us what they can do to ensure their listings get the proper exposure on the internet and drive in potential buyers. We’ve written a few blog posts in the past (like this one), that outline the basics. But now, what better way to WOW your clients, get the exposure for that listing, and drive in those buyers than with a stunning website dedicated solely for feature…
  • Show Everyone You’re the Expert with a Dedicated Condo Building Website

    Bryan Garcia
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:08 am
    The power of focusing on a niche, whether in Real Estate or any type of business, has proven to be a successful business tactic. We’ve written numerous times about the benefit of focusing on a niche, and you can find a few examples here, here, and here. This week, Ubertor is partnering up with Limelight Marketing to deliver the “Dedicated Condo Building Website”. Now you may be asking yourself: I already have a website, why on Earth would I want another website? Well the answer is quite simple (it’s actually in the title)… Become the expert! What better way to…
  • REBGV CREB & VREB July 2014 Market Update Infographics

    Danica Lopez De Leon
    15 Aug 2014 | 3:55 pm
    The market updates for the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV), Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB) and the Victoria Real Estate Board (VREB) July 2014 are up and below are the infographics we created to help you analyze the statistics… Enjoy!
  • How to Power Market Your Feature Properties Like a Pro

    Crystal Lai
    12 Aug 2014 | 3:20 pm
    What separates an Ubertor site from other providers is our ability to cater to your Real Estate needs. With our control panel making it easy to showcase your listings, are you marketing them to their fullest potential? Many of our users ask us – “How we do maximize your tools to market our feature properties online?” – well, the answer is below. Here are some tips on some functions you should be taking advantage of: 1. Photos – this is a no-brainer. How else are you showcasing your lovely property without visual evidence of how wonderful it is? Make sure all the…
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    Reverse Mortgage Daily

  • Reverse Mortgage Securities Signal Short-Term Volume Growth

    Jason Oliva
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    After hitting a low monthly total in July, Home Equity Conversion Mortgage-backed securities (HMBS) have rebounded in August to their third-largest monthly issuance this year, according to the latest commentary from New View Advisors. Last month, HMBS issuers created $518 million in new HMBS pools comprising a total of 91 pools issued, which consisted of 46 original issuances and 45 tail pools. Though a slight uptick from July’s $507 million, HMBS issuances for August were still lower than the $744 million issued a year ago during the same month, according to publicly available data…
  • Cities, College Towns Lure Boomers With Entertainment, Low Mortgage Costs

    Emily Study
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Cities have become a draw lately for baby boomers entering their retirement years, but this cohort is also looking to college towns for active environments and lower mortgages, Fox Business reports.  Plus, “many want to downsize and trade in their home and yard for a condo or townhouse,” Fox writes. Pied-a-terre, which means “foot on the ground” in French, is typically a small or undersized apartment capable of doubling as a retirement location. And as cities have become safer, boomers have been lured back to metropolitan areas largely because of their entertainment…
  • FHA Invites Feedback On Loan Quality Assurance Framework

    Cassandra Dowell
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:51 pm
    The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) released its proposed draft for Loan Quality Assessment Methodology for feedback Tuesday as it considers key changes to the way it identifies and enforces loan defects. The FHA’s Single Family Housing Loan Quality Assessment Methodology is one part of FHA’s Blueprint for Access strategy announced earlier this year to expand access to mortgage credit for underserved borrowers. The initiative’s overall objectives are to provide a loan quality assurance framework approach that “communicates a clear policy message, encourages lending to FHA…
  • Home Costs Trump Health Care as Top Spending Concern for Seniors

    Jason Oliva
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Despite concerns that aging brings heightened health care costs, the largest spending categories for older Americans are those associated with home-related expenses, according to a new report by Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI). The cost of maintaining a home is typically the biggest expense for older people, confirms the EBRI analysis, “Does Household Expenditure Change With Age for Older Americans?” Tracking data through 2011, EBRI’s analysis examines the spending pattern of the older segment of the U.S. population, specifically the majority of the households…
  • Boston College eBook Touts Retirement Benefits of Getting a Reverse Mortgage

    Jason Oliva
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:02 pm
    For retirees looking to use their homes as income during retirement, they have one or two choices: either downsize or get a reverse mortgage, according to a new ebook from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College.  The booklet, Using Your House for Income in Retirement, is filled with infographics, definitions, examples and other useful tips for retirees who may be looking to shore up their savings by drawing on home equity as an additional source of funds during retirement. WIth housing being one of the biggest single expenses for homeowners age 65 and older—consuming at least…
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    The Real Estate Marketing Blog

  • Creative Real Estate Marketing Ideas to Sell a Listing

    Vinny La Barbera
    4 Sep 2014 | 10:49 am
    You're familiar with the definition of insanity, right? We're not calling you insane, but if you're still marketing your real estate business and your clients' properties the same ways as every other agent and expecting better or different results, then....well, you know the rest. In this article, we're going to give you some creative real estate marketing ideas to sell a listing. Most of you won't try them, but those of you that do will see results that you've never experienced before. Are you ready to try something new? The post Creative Real Estate Marketing Ideas to Sell a Listing…
  • Elements of Effective Real Estate Websites: The Community Info Page

    Vinny La Barbera
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:57 am
    Is your website a useful resource for community specific information in the areas you serve? Unless you can show that prospective home buyers are flocking to, staying on and inquiring from your community info pages, then your answer to this question is most likely "No." We want to help you change that, especially since these pages are so important to the success of your website - for both SEO and lead generation. In this article we are going to explain why these pages are important, review some good and bad community info pages and then provide specific tips on how you can have one of the…
  • How to Nurture Real Estate Leads with Content Marketing

    Vinny La Barbera
    18 Jan 2013 | 6:57 am
    As you should know by now, just having a website will never guarantee that you will generate business from it. On that same note, just getting lots of traffic, and even attracting a good amount of leads, does not mean that you will actually get new clients either. Successful lead generation campaigns - ones that produce actual business - must be comprised of all of these elements; a great website, a strategic traffic generation campaign, strong calls to action and one more thing....an effective lead nurturing campaign. In this article we are going to teach you how to nurture real estate leads…
  • How to Make a Viral Real Estate Video

    Vinny La Barbera
    24 Sep 2012 | 8:14 am
    Buying or selling a home involves a lot of emotional and subjective decisions. Before these transactions even take place, real estate professionals need to work with these decisions and get creative to even get in front of these buyers and sellers in the first place. Without a doubt, real estate video marketing is one of the best ways to appeal to the emotional, subjective factors that come with just about every transaction. Just like any other form of marketing though, poor video marketing methods can turn off a buyer or seller just as quickly as it reels them in. In this article, we are…
  • Real Estate Lead Generation Myths & Tips

    Vinny La Barbera
    16 Jul 2012 | 9:18 am
    Are you struggling to generate business from your real estate website? Before you can change this you must understand the realities of generating quality leads and how to actually turn those leads into clients. In this article we are going to debunk some common myths about real estate lead generation on the web and provide you with some actionable tips to improve your real estate website lead generation and management strategies. The post Real Estate Lead Generation Myths & Tips appeared first on Real Estate Marketing Blog.
 
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    Wallingford Wired

  • Art Open House Featuring Tom Pender

    Harriman Real Estate
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Art Open House Featuring Tom Pender Where: Harriman Real Estate LLC, 116 Center St. Wallingford CT 06492 Date: September 19th, 2014 Hours: 6pm – 8pm What: Art Open House Cost: FREE! Contact: Pat Harriman Phone: 203-605-3873 Come See an Amazing Local Artist Please join us to view artwork by local artist Tom Pender. He has created some beautiful paintings of local landmarks, such as the downtown area, the Town Hall and the Police Station. Tom’s portfolio includes paintings of people, pets, landscapes, homes and other special moments. We have had the pleasure of using Tom to paint…
  • Meriden Once Again Hosts Nites in the City

    Harriman Real Estate
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:39 am
    If you’re like us and enjoy a good glass of wine or a frosty beer from time to time, then be in the Silver City on September 25th and 26th as Meriden once again hosts the 15th Annual Nites in the City, a two night event showcasing some great examples of wine and beer from all over the world. Main & Vine Wine Tasting The festivities kick off on Thursday, September 25th with the Main & Vine Wine Tasting sponsored by the Meriden Rotary and the City of Meriden. Plan on sampling at least 25 varieties of wine, both imported and domestic . You’ll be able to treat your palate to…
  • Quinnipiac Chamber to Hold Helicopter Drop to Benefit Connecticut Make-a-Wish

    Harriman Real Estate
    6 Sep 2014 | 3:37 pm
    The Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce will hold a Helicopter Golf Ball Drop presented by Air Ocean Aviation and sponsored by Tweed New Haven Airport and Updike Kelly and Spellacy at its annual Golf Classic! The tournament will be held at the Farms Country Club on September 8th. Helicopter Drop is a Unique Event Air Ocean Aviation will be doing a fly over and dropping numbered golf balls from 50 to 75 feet in the air onto the 7th fairway following the end of the tournament.  Closest 3 balls to the pin will win fantastic raffle prizes!  Golfers will have the chance to buy their golf balls at…
  • Connecticut Fairs and Festivals for September 2014

    Harriman Real Estate
    6 Sep 2014 | 10:33 am
    With Summer on the wane, it’s time now to shift focus to the many Connecticut fairs and festivals that are coming up this month. Whether you go for the food, the entertainment, the rides, the games, or a combination of everything, Connecticut has something for all of us fair-goers in September! North Haven Fair – September 4 – 7 Come and see “Rosie’s Racing Pigs,” and the thrills and stunts of “The Famous Wallendas.” Enjoy live musical performances, comedy and magic shows, animal exhibits and great fair food. Hebron Harvest Fair – September 4 – 7 This major…
  • Must See! 15 Nathan’s Path, Wallingford CT 06492

    Harriman Real Estate
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Beautiful 4 bedroom home for sale at 15 Nathans Path, Wallingford, CT ! Home Photos Local Schools Patricia Harriman Harriman Real Estate LLC 203-672-4499 Questions? Schedule a Showing! 15 NATHANS PATH Wallingford, CT 06492 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms : 3 ( 2 full, 1 half ) List Price: $424,900 Living Area Approx : 2650 15 Nathans Path is a sprawling home set on a private lot at the end of a cul-de-sac. Located in sought-after neighborhood close to schools. Perfect floor plan for entertaining! Great room with fireplace, 1st floor MBR suite, large deck, heated pool, 3 car garage & many upgraded…
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    Arizona Mortgage News

  • Learn: When Choosing a Higher Interest Rate Can Give You a Lower Monthly Payment

    Steve Heideman
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:51 pm
    It is an interesting concept – save money every month at a higher interest rate?  That doesn’t make sense.  Mike Goblet of United Mortgage Financial Group of Phoenix Arizona explains how. When choosing a higher interest rate, you can do those things, including giving you a lower APR. However, to get the lower rate, you may have to pay PMI – private mortgage insurance. You have to pay that when you have less than 20 percent equity or less than 20 percent to put down on a purchase. Private Mortgage Insurance is actually insurance provided by a neutral third‑party for the lender. In…
  • What are the Advantages of a VA Mortgage?

    Mike Goblet
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:18 am
    Being a veteran provides a lot of benefits that the government supports. One of the real advantages that has been around for many, many decades has been the VA mortgage loan.  The VA loan is one of the best programs out there.  The pricing is significantly better with a VA loan than that of a comparable conventional because the VA loan is a government-backed loan, There are a wide variety of terms available too, including a 30 year fixed, a 15 year fixed, even ARMs and even jumbos can be done under VA. Also, t’s not limited to a certain dollar factor. Whether it’s a home…
  • Why Don’t Banks let you choose your own rate?

    Steve Heideman
    8 Jul 2014 | 10:04 am
    Wouldn’t it be nice to choose your own rate?  Well, you can.  In this edition of Arizona Mortgage News, local expert Mike Goblet of United Mortgage and Financial Group discusses what banks provide you during the mortgage process and why being armed with information prior to getting a mortgage can save your thousands of dollars. Mortgage Rates today trade in a wide range of different rates. For instance, a 30‑year right now will trade from anywhere from 3.7 percent up to 5 percent. In a 15‑year, you could have an option of going down to 2.75 or up to 4 percent.  The real differences…
  • Getting Down Payment Money Just Got a Little Easier

    Steve Heideman
    27 Jun 2014 | 9:53 am
    In the past, obviously, one of the biggest problems that people have had is saving enough money for the down payment. Particularly, for first time home buyers, that’s a big obstacle. As home prices have risen, the amount of money that’s needed has always gone up proportionately as a result and become an obstacle for many. In the past, on a conventional mortgage, though you could put down as little as five percent, it had to be money from your own funds. Recent changes are now allowing lenders and the mortgage companies to allow the down payment to gift money. Gift money can come…
  • Forecasting 2014 Mortgage Rates

    Steve Heideman
    13 Feb 2014 | 8:42 pm
    In the last edition of Arizona Mortgage News, local expert Mike Goblet of United Mortgage and Financial Group covered the changes in qualified mortgages.  Today he addresses, among other things, what will happen to rates in 2014. The short answer: rates are going to go up. In this video, Mike will shed light on why, and how long it’s going to take to see those changes. Mike explains that, while it’s not an absolute, generally when the stock market’s going up, mortgage rates are getting worse, and when the stock market’s going down, mortgage rates are improving or, at…
 
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    Office Search Toronto

  • Small Downtown Toronto Office Space for Lease – August 2014

    Chris Fyvie - 416-992-9869
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:01 am
    Small downtown toronto office space for Lease august 2014 from Chris Fyvie
  • Mind-Blowing New Office Space is Floating on Peter Street

    Chris Fyvie - 416-992-9869
    20 May 2014 | 5:56 am
    It’s rumored that the building is nearly full. As we tell all the Landlord’s we represent – if you start to build it (well), they will lease. Entertainment One, Sapient and now L’Oreal all rumored to be tenants. For more of the inside scoop on this building, give us a call at 416-643-3713.   http://www.qrcwest.com/ http://www.urbantoronto.ca/database/projects/qrc-west-queen-richmond-centre-west Lots of results via Google! QRC West Time Lapse from Allied Properties REIT on Vimeo.
  • Location Supersedes Space as Key Driver to GTA’s Office Market Activity

    Chris Fyvie - 416-992-9869
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:16 am
    While Colliers’ latest office report offers up no real surprises, the unexpected may still be coming down the road when new inventory in the pipeline takes root in the market, executive managing director John Arnoldi tells us. The study showed that Toronto’s office market continued to thrive during Q1’14, particularly the downtown core. The average vacancy rate across the GTA dropped by two basis points to 5.8%, while average asking rent inched up from $18.48/SF at the end of 2013 to $18.60/SF. A big trend: taking smaller office space in premium locations, John says.
  • DTZ – Toronto Office Leasing #CRE Reports 2013 – Year In Review

    Chris Fyvie - 416-992-9869
    11 Feb 2014 | 7:41 am
    What are your bold predictions for the commercial real estate office leasing market in Toronto for 2014? Dtz commercial office leasing market report 2014 from Chris Fyvie   SEARCH for your own offices here!
  • Cushman & Wakefield – Toronto Office Leasing #CRE Reports 2013 – Year In Review

    Chris Fyvie - 416-992-9869
    10 Feb 2014 | 7:39 am
    What are your bold predictions for the commercial real estate office leasing market in Toronto for 2014? Cushman toronto office leasing market report 2014 from Chris Fyvie   SEARCH for your own offices here!
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  • Choosing a Sofa Tables for Minimalist House

    admin
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:54 pm
    Sofa tables are suitable for you who have a small living room. Currently, minimalist house become the choice of many people. In addition to the simple design, minimalist house also gives the impression to the owner straightforward. Minimalist home is also considered easier to maintain than the classic home. If you have a minimalist home, […]
  • Movable Kitchen Islands for Small Kitchen

    admin
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:55 pm
    Movable kitchen islands are home furnishings that are very popular in this era. In addition to the unique shape, this thing has a very powerful function for our activities in the kitchen. This feature is also becoming one of the features that are favored by the lovers of kitchen interior. This stuff can make you […]
  • Unique Picnic Tables

    admin
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:25 pm
    Picnic tables are an ordinary object that we take when we picnic somewhere. This table serves as the other tables that are to place our food. Many people complain of difficulty in bringing the goods carried, including picnic tables. Traveling to the beach, the park, or the mountains with a table of course make your […]
  • Excellence of Paver Patio Designs for Small Yard

    admin
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:58 am
    Paver patio designs are a design inspired by Spanish-style architecture. Maybe you rarely hear this term, you may have never even heard of it. Well, the patio is derived from the Spanish language. It can be interpreted as the backyard. It can also be interpreted as a terrace. Patio itself actually has the characteristics of […]
  • Spongebob Toddler Ted for Your Baby

    admin
    11 Sep 2014 | 3:28 am
    Spongebob toddler bed is a unique bed design patterned cartoon character. It is appropriate that we give comfort to our toddler because they also wanted a design that could please them. They may not ask us. We are the one who should understand what they see themselves like, like a cartoon character Spongebob squarepants. This […]
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  • Stuffed animal causes a commotion

    18 Sep 2014 | 4:29 am
    Stuffed animal causes a commotionBryant Police DepartmentWhen an Arkansas woman spotted this 'tiger' on the side of the road, it didn't make her feel warm and fuzzy.Why she called the policeMore to seePolice stalled in solving murderRestaurant suspended 100 feet
  • 800 Australian cops descend to thwart ISIS plot

    18 Sep 2014 | 4:29 am
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  • 'America's Got Talent' crowns a champion

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    'America's Got Talent' crowns a championGettyThe shocking results on last night's finale ended with one person walking away with $1M and a headlining show in Las Vegas.First-ever act of its kind to winIn other newsLost Bible found 40 years laterThe hilarious guide to give a hug
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    18 Sep 2014 | 4:29 am
    Stuffed animal causes a commotionBryant Police DepartmentWhen an Arkansas woman spotted this 'tiger' on the side of the road, it didn't make her feel warm and fuzzy.Why she called the policeMore to seePolice stalled in solving murderRestaurant suspended 100 feet
  • 800 Australian cops descend to thwart ISIS plot

    18 Sep 2014 | 4:29 am
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    18 Sep 2014 | 4:29 am
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    18 Sep 2014 | 4:29 am
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    18 Sep 2014 | 4:29 am
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    18 Sep 2014 | 4:29 am
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  • 800 Australian cops descend to thwart ISIS plot

    18 Sep 2014 | 4:29 am
    800 Australian cops descend to thwart ISIS plotFacebookCounterterrorism forces executed the largest operation in Australian history on Thursday to foil a sinister plan by Islamic State militants.Alleged way public was to be killedMore in the newsUN panel raps Iran for prisonerBorder patrol testing new devices
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  • Deputy Managing Editor posted a blog post

    11 Sep 2014 | 9:43 am
    Deputy Managing Editor posted a blog postFM BENCHMARKING ALIGNS WITH OSCRE STANDARDSWashington, DC – September 10, 2014 – Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate (OSCRE) and FM BENCHMARKING announce that FM BENCHMARKING aligns with OSCRE’s Space Management and Occupancy Costs Standards, including the major categories of Facility Management (FM) expenses. This alignment means that members, subscribers and partners of the respective organizations will be able to compare facility management costs with common definitions and cost breakdowns.The alignment encompasses critical components…
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    10 Sep 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Leslie Braunstein posted a blog postMichiel van Zadel, Will Rapaport Join UIP Asset ManagementUIP Asset Management, Inc., a subsidiary of the UIP Companies, Inc. of Washington, DC, has appointed Michiel van Zadel Vice President of Asset Management and Will Rapaport Director of Acquisitions. In addition, Jonathan Mayer has been promoted to Vice President of Acquisitions.Michiel van Zadel joins UIPAM from Bouwfonds Investment Management in the Netherlands, where he served as Portfolio and Fund Manager, overseeing $1.5 billion of US multifamily investments on behalf of institutional and high net…
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  • Color Me Happy

    Jacy Meyer
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Well, color my apartment happy. Colors have many psychological strings attached to them – some make us feel happy, some portray an aura of attractiveness and other give off relaxed and mellow vibes. You can give your rooms the atmosphere of your choosing by thoughtfully decorating with certain colors. Read on for some tips on what to color where and why. Dark Rich Hues Navy blue and hunter green both give off regal and sophisticated vibes. Either of these shades work well as the main color in a bedroom or a supporting color in a neutrally decorated living room (grey is a good compliment).
  • Accenting Decor

    Jacy Meyer
    4 Sep 2014 | 11:53 am
    Add that extra bit of design POW to your rooms with accent pieces… A couple cliches: Little things come in big packages. Small things bring great pleasure. It’s all in the details and that’s what we are talking about today. Think in threes Grouping similarly themed items on a table, in a corner or on a shelf, attracts the eye and can be as big or small as the space requires. A framed photo or other piece of art; a plant and a knick-knack can all look really nice together. If you collect something you can display your collection in one location or spread it around. A smile will come…
  • Top Kitchen Tips for Your Apartment

    Jacy Meyer
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Everyone has a different relationship with their kitchen. For foodies and chefs, it might be the most important room in the house. For others, it simply becomes an extension of the living space, maybe even a home office. This article is for those who want to make the most of their small kitchen. First things first: Maximize space by de-cluttering. Dedicate a day to your kitchen and pull everything out. And we mean everything. You might be surprised by the extra wooden spoons you have and odd kitchen helpers you don’t remember buying and have actually never used. The kitchen can easily get…
  • Top 5 Common Design Mistakes

    Jacy Meyer
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Design is all about personality and preference. How could anyone make a mistake with what they like? There are many ways your design scheme can go wrong, leading to uncomfortable, non-workable rooms. Check out these 5 common design mistakes. If you have made them (or had planned to!), we’ve also included a few alternate suggestions. Going All White Avoiding color is a definite no-no. Many people do, thinking they can’t go wrong with a neutral look. In some ways, that is true. But it’s also dull. You want an apartment that reflects you; and we doubt you are all vanilla! Buy (or recover)…
  • Eco-Friendly Decorating

    Alicia Arnold
    18 Jun 2014 | 5:55 pm
    Everything is going green these days. Concerns for the environment abound in all areas of work, life and leisure and home decorating is no exception. And luckily for those decorating on a budget, it’s easy to love Mother Earth without breaking the bank. Recycle Thrift stores and yard sales are some of a frugal designer’s best ‘shops.’ Not only can you find some decent furniture, you can also find quirky decorating pieces that add a flair of originality to your place. Let you mind run wild…a storage chest can become a coffee or end of the bed table; wooden boxes can be made into…
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    Inman News

  • What would you do with $3 in your pocket?

    Guest Contributor
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    “In your opinion, what is the best thing you can buy for $3 or less? I say it's a case of bottled water.” This was my most recent Facebook post ...
  • Why pricey camera gear doesn’t guarantee good listing photos

    Teresa Boardman
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:46 am
    There is this urban legend that if a real estate agent buys the right camera, all they have to do is point it at something and press a button, and the end result will be a professional-quality photograph. I almost ...
  • Are real estate agent teams just a fad or the wave of the future?

    Inman News
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:36 am
    Sometimes it seems like everywhere you turn, people are saying agent teams are the business model of the future. But what if they’re just a fad? Leigh Brown, broker-owner, Re/Max Executive Realty; Brian Copeland, chief engagement officer, Village Real Estate ...
  • Zillow balks at taking ‘intentionally degraded’ listings from MLS

    Andrea V. Brambila
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:20 am
    A Nashville-area multiple listing service says it’s been told by Zillow that the search portal doesn’t want the stripped-down listing feed that the MLS plans to start providing to all public portals later this month. RealTracs Solutions CEO Stuart White ...
  • Model Allira Cohrs’ breasts star in luxury listing video

    Teke Wiggin
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Sex can be used to sell just about anything, including real estate. But knowing where to draw the line on this side of tasteful can be tricky. One Australian-based producer of listing videos, PlatinumHD PropVid, thinks it knows how to do that. But one of the company's recent shorts, which features model Allira Cohrs' breasts from an exhaustive array of angles, might lead some real estate professionals to believe otherwise ...
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  • A Fall Day at Lake Le Homme Dieu

    Craig Mische
    14 Sep 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Earlier this morning there was a scheduled showing at one of my listings at Alexandria’s Chain of Lakes and as the owners were out of town for the day, I had to disarm the security system prior to the showing, unlock the front door and turn on lights for the showing agent. Afterwards, I drive to a friend’s cottage at the north end of Lake Le Homme Dieu. She also is out of town and gave me permission to stop by while she was away to record some video. The cottages, cabins and homes you will see in the video below are some of the classics of County Road 120.
  • Summer of 2014

    Craig Mische
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:37 am
    Are any of you in denial about summer being over? I sure am. September is my favorite month of Minnesota weather but I can’t believe I folded back the June, July and August pages of my 2014 calendar. One of my favorite videos from the summer of 2014 is below. My friends and partners at Counselor Realty, Tom and Linda Akenson, were going to boat over to pick me up for a cruise on Lake Carlos. I told Linda to text me as they were leaving their dock so I could catch some aerial video. She did and when Tom spotted eye in the sky, he hammed it up a bit. They are in a 20 foot 1960 Chris-Craft…
  • For Sale at the South End of Lake Le Homme Dieu

    Craig Mische
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Located at the south end of Lake Le Homme Dieu is a brick exterior home that was completed in 2000. The current owners had it custom built by a longtime Alexandria builder with a stellar reputation, Wambeke Family Builders. The 5,745 square feet (finished) was built on 1.99 acres and has 236 feet of lakeshore. Not your ordinary lot on Alexandria’s Chain of Lakes. It’s so private yet very close to where you want to be close to; downtown Alexandria, schools, golf courses, Central Lake Trail, medical facilities, grocery and restaurants. MLS 10-15597…$1,199,000 For a larger…
  • The Current Sale to List Ratio

    Craig Mische
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:41 am
    Last month residential homes in Alexandria, both on and off the lake, sold on average at 96.1 percent of the price listed in the Greater Alexandria Area Association of REALTORS Multiple Listing Service. If the sales history is filtered further to lake homes only at Lake Carlos, Lake Darling and Lake Le Homme Dieu, the percentage rises to 97.23 percent. The rates for all residential homes has stayed steady all year with the lowest percentage being in March at 95.2%. It is the best metric as the number of all residential sales is more consistent than lakefront sales only. With either, the trend…
  • Passing Into Lake Darling

    Craig Mische
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:39 am
    At the end of July I added a Lake Alvin lot to the Multiple Listing Service and on this site wrote about what it had to offer to someone wanting to enjoy Alexandria’s Chain of Lakes as there is a channel from Alvin to Darling. I mentioned that it is possible to “pass through easily in a small fishing boat, Sea-Doo, Stand Up Paddleboard, etc.” so I decided to show some proof.
 
 
 
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  • HUD, VA, and USICH Announce 33% Drop in Veteran Homelessness Since 2010

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:07 am
    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) today released a new national estimate of veteran homelessness in the United States. Data collected during the annual Point-in-Time Count conducted in January 2014 shows there were 49,933 homeless veterans in America, a decline of 33 percent (or 24,837 people) since 2010. This includes a nearly 40 percent drop in the number of veterans sleeping on the street.
  • FHA to Eliminate "Post Payment" Interest Charges

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:07 am
    WASHINGTON - The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today announced that borrowers who prepay their FHA-insured mortgages will not have to make interest payments beyond the date their mortgage is paid in full. FHA's rule, Handling Prepayments: Eliminating Post-Payment Interest Charges, applies for FHA-insured mortgages closed on or after January 21, 2015. This rule explicitly prohibits lenders from charging borrowers post settlement interest, which is broadly defined as a "prepayment penalty" by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), for all FHA Single Family mortgage products and…
  • HUD, Census Bureau Report New Residential Sales In July

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:07 am
    WASHINGTON - Sales of new single-family houses in July 2014 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 412,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is 2.4 percent (±11.9%)* below the revised June rate of 422,000 and is 12.3 percent (±14.4%)* above the July 2013 estimate of 367,000.
 
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  • Catalan Independence Protestors Are In Edinburgh Urging The Scots To Vote For Independence

    Tomas Hirst and Jim Edwards
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:51 am
    Catalan independence activists are making their voices (and stereos) heard outside Holyrood, the Scottish Parliament. The Catalonia area of Spain — which includes Barcelona — has an independence movement inside it that wants a vote to separate from larger Spain. But the Spanish government has declared the vote illegal: This car was blaring out "Els Segadors," the Catalan anthem, over the hooting of passing cars. The Catalans are hoping that a "Yes" vote in Scotland for independence will trigger a wave of support for their independence movement in Spain: ALSO: See our live coverage of…
  • Here's A Quick Guide To What Traders Are Chatting About Right Now

    Sam Ro
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:40 am
    Dave Lutz of JonesTrading has the roundup of what traders are buzzing about right now: Good Morning!   Animal spirits are en fuego, with the Russell Minis marked up 70bp, almost a double from S&P and NDX futures.   A slew of factors:  Hedges coming off against Fed and Scotland (Still too close to call, but “no” camp strengthened in final polls) / China makes a 2nd easing move this week, cutting Repo rates – WSJ says similar moves in the past have indicating broader easing / Kuroda said BOJ will continue to ease until 2% inflation stable, Yen breaking down /…
  • Bid for South Atlantic whale sanctuary fails

    18 Sep 2014 | 4:37 am
    Portorož (Slovenia) (AFP) - A bid to create a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic failed to get enough votes Thursday among International Whaling Commission members gathered in Slovenia.The proposal from Argentina, Brazil, South Africa and Uruguay, countries which depend on whale-watching tourist dollars, required 75 percent of votes to pass, but got only two-thirds.Join the conversation about this story »
  • We Did The Math: Which iPhone 6 Should You Buy?

    Sara Silverstein
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    iPhone 6 or 6 Plus? 16, 64 or 128 Gigabytes? Once you've decided to get the new iPhone, you still have a few decisions to make.  Produced by Sara Silverstein Follow BI Video: On FacebookJoin the conversation about this story »
  • 10 Things You Need To Know Before The Opening Bell (DIA, SPY, SPX, QQQ)

    Mike Bird
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:10 am
    Morning! Here are the big news stories that will set today's agenda.  Scotland is voting in its independence referendum. The polls are already open, and close at 5 pm New York time.  Results will trickle in throughout the evening, and there should be a declaration in the early hours of the morning.  The European Central Bank’s latest policy is a big disappointment. The targeted long-term refinancing operations garnered a lot less interest than analysts had hoped, and most think an  €82.6 billion takeup won’t be enough. Yellen’s dovish tones drove the dollar to…
 
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  • What would you do with $3 in your pocket?

    Guest Contributor
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    “In your opinion, what is the best thing you can buy for $3 or less? I say it's a case of bottled water.” This was my most recent Facebook post ...
  • Why pricey camera gear doesn’t guarantee good listing photos

    Teresa Boardman
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:46 am
    There is this urban legend that if a real estate agent buys the right camera, all they have to do is point it at something and press a button, and the end result will be a professional-quality photograph. I almost ...
  • Are real estate agent teams just a fad or the wave of the future?

    Inman News
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:36 am
    Sometimes it seems like everywhere you turn, people are saying agent teams are the business model of the future. But what if they’re just a fad? Leigh Brown, broker-owner, Re/Max Executive Realty; Brian Copeland, chief engagement officer, Village Real Estate ...
  • Zillow balks at taking ‘intentionally degraded’ listings from MLS

    Andrea V. Brambila
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:20 am
    A Nashville-area multiple listing service says it’s been told by Zillow that the search portal doesn’t want the stripped-down listing feed that the MLS plans to start providing to all public portals later this month. RealTracs Solutions CEO Stuart White ...
  • Model Allira Cohrs’ breasts star in luxury listing video

    Teke Wiggin
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Sex can be used to sell just about anything, including real estate. But knowing where to draw the line on this side of tasteful can be tricky. One Australian-based producer of listing videos, PlatinumHD PropVid, thinks it knows how to do that. But one of the company's recent shorts, which features model Allira Cohrs' breasts from an exhaustive array of angles, might lead some real estate professionals to believe otherwise ...
 
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    House Price Crash News Blog

  • Zero Hedge: Germany Issues 2Y Note At Record Low Yield Of -0.07%

    libertas
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:40 am
    As noted previously, BOE cannot raise rates whilst German rates are raging towards negative. Do these bond rates suggest that the Eurozone is collapsing? Investors betting on German Exit? If the Euro does collapse and Scotland votes No, where does Ireland turn for support? Britain paid £7bn towards the last Irish bailout, ECB will be too busy this time around, if it still exists. I feel that 18th September, if Scotland votes no, will be the low water mark for the UK. With even most N.Irish Catholics pro Union now, we could well see EIRE return to the fold, under a very new form of…
  • BBC: UK inflation rate down to 1.5% as food and petrol costs fall

    doomwatch
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:28 am
    "It means the Bank of England remains under little pressure to raise interest rates in order to keep CPI inflation at or below its target rate of 2%."
  • BBC News: Six regions hit new house price peak, says ONS

    hpwatcher
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:57 am
    Six regions of the UK now have average house prices higher than their pre-financial crisis peak after values rose again in July, figures show. The East Midlands, West Midlands and South West of England have joined London, the East of England and the South East of England in rising above the peak of late 2007 and early 2008. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said UK property prices were up 11.7% in the year to the end of July.
  • BBC: Download, print, build your Martian home in 24 hours

    jack c
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:42 am
    "Imagine opening the curtains in the morning and instead of grey skies and rain, looking out at a rust-coloured rocky panorama" The year is 2045. You have woken up on Mars. Colonising Mars could happen sooner than you think. Elon Musk plans to build a city there. Nasa wants to send people by 2035. Then there's the Mars One mission, Big Brother for the slightly suicidal.
  • Scotland Herald Tribune: This Scottish paper suggests the falls are short term. Reality is that Scotland needs permanent deva

    libertas
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    This Scottish paper suggests the falls are short term. Reality is that Scotland needs permanent devaluation in all assets and currency if it is to go it alone, just as should have been the case in Greece. "Yes vote could see a sharp fall in the average house price in Scotland in the "short-term", property pricing website Zoopla has suggested. Scottish independence could lead to another UK housing market crash that wipes £31,000 off the average house price in Scotland, causing as big a crash as the 17.5% fall seen during 2008, leading property website Zoopla has…
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    The Housing Chronicles Blog

  • BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 9/11/14

    11 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 9/11/14 on the Web. In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators: Consumer credit soared in July with biggest jump since November 2001Job openings remained near 13-year high in July as hiring also picked upWholesale inventories rose by just 0.1 percent in July Mortgage applications fall to lowest level since December 2000 in most recent surveyWant to advertise in the newsletter and reach over 130,000 readers? Contact National Sales Manager Nick Cosan at…
  • BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 9/9/14

    9 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 9/9/14 on the Web. In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators: Business productivity rose by 2.3 percent in 2Q 2014 as output increased by 5.0 percentManufacturing sector continued to grow in JulyInitial unemployment claims rise by 4,000 in latest report Mortgage applications rise by 0.2 percent in latest survey as rates dip to lowest level since June 2013Want to advertise in the newsletter and reach over 130,000 readers? Contact National Sales Manager Nick Cosan at…
  • BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 9/5/14

    5 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Due to technical issues, the MetroIntelligence Economic Update was not included in this issue of BuilderBytes.  Following are the links which would have been included: Private sector employment rose by 204,000 from July to AugustPlanned job cuts declined in August for fourth straight month versus same month of last yearConstruction spending rebounded in July at strongest pace since May 2012August manufacturing sector survey reported highest reading since March 2011Want to advertise in the newsletter and reach over 130,000 readers? Contact National Sales Manager Nick Cosan at…
  • Happy Labor Day Weekend from Housing Chronicles

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Happy Labor Day weekend from The Housing Chronicles Blog and MetroIntelligence!So just what is the history of this holiday marking the end of summer?  Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.Founder of Labor DayMore than 100 years after the first Labor Day observance, there is still some doubt as to who first proposed the holiday for…
  • BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 8/29/14

    29 Aug 2014 | 8:07 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 8/29/14 on the Web. In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:2Q 2014 GDP rose 4.2 percent in second estimateInitial unemployment claims dip by 1,000 in latest reportMortgage applications rose 2.8 percent in latest surveyInitial unemployment claims dip by 14,000 in latest reportWant to advertise in the newsletter and reach over 130,000 readers? Contact National Sales Manager Nick Cosan at nkosan@penpubinc.com.www.metrointel.com
 
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    Habitat for Humanity - Twin Cities

  • Intern – Family Services – Full Time, Paid, Temporary

    tonyma
    4 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Family Services Intern- Full Time, Paid, Temporary The Family Services Intern will support the work of the Family Services Department by providing assistance with homebuyer closing and underwriting components. This will include providing excellent customer service to homebuyer family applicants and to key staff members cross-departmentally. It will also include creating a New Homeowner Support Packet to assist new families in moving into their new home. The Intern will assist with income verification, completing administrative tasks related to homebuyer closing and public funding, and…
  • Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity and Dow create affordable housing in the St.Paul/Minneapolis metro area in partnership with local families

    Becky Engen
    3 Jun 2014 | 7:56 am
    Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is one of 39 global affiliates funded by international partnership St. Paul, MN (May 31, 2014) – Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is partnering with Dow and local area Dow employees in 2014 to build or rehabilitate a home in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area as part of the company’s 2014 commitment to Habitat for Humanity International. This year, the partnership includes 41 Habitat builds in 15 countries, and more than 1,500 employees who are expected to log 10,000 volunteer hours with Habitat. “We’re thrilled to have The Dow Chemical Company…
  • Events Program Manager – Full Time Position

    tonyma
    14 May 2014 | 10:43 am
    The Events Program Manager plans, organizes and implements special and major events for fundraising and public relations purposes. They also cultivate new and existing donor relationships, securing event sponsorship and in-kind donations as needed. Duties also include leading the home dedication process as well as other events. RESPONSIBILITIES: Plan, coordinate and manage the execution of Fundraising/Special Events, including but not limited to the Hard Hat & Black Tie Gala and Raise the Roof Golf Tournament. Also responsible to lead the home dedication event process Coordinate committee…
  • A New Home for Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

    admin02
    24 Feb 2014 | 12:07 pm
    A new landmark for the community on University Avenue in St. Paul Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity’s New Home at 1954 University Avenue in St. Paul On Monday, February 24, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity moved into its New Home at 1954 University Avenue in St. Paul. This location is at the intersection of Prior and University Avenues, right on the new light rail Green Line. Background: Twin Cities Habitat was started in a church basement in 1985. Since then, our volunteers and staff have helped more than 1,000 local families build and buy Habitat homes in 52 communities across the Twin…
  • The Wizard of Oz cast building with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

    admin02
    3 Dec 2013 | 9:29 am
    The Wizard of Oz musical cast volunteering in two Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity home builds on Tuesday, December 10 What: Cast and crew of The Wizard of Oz musical and the Ordway staff will be working as volunteers to help build two Habitat for Humanity homes in the Twin Cities in support of the “There’s No Place Like Home” campaign. Where/When: Construction Site #1:   5116 35th Ave. N. Crystal 55422 Construction Site #2:   510 Edmund Ave. St. Paul 55103 Volunteers will work from 9am-3pm on Tuesday, December 10. The stars from the musical will be working on Site #1 in Crystal.
 
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    NHC Open House Blog

  • Problems and promise in HUD single family loan sale program

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    By Rebekah King, National Housing Conference HUD has released its first report on the performance of loans in the Single Family Loan Sale (SFLS) program. This report highlights some of the program’s successes but also suggests some concerns as the program moves forward. FHA is managing the conflicting objectives of improving its balance sheet to meet congressional demands while serving borrowers and preventing foreclosures. In the last year, FHA has been under tremendous pressure from Congress to address its losses and improve overall performance, as Ethan Handelman discussed in an earlier…
  • Even grandmothers get the (NIMBY) blues

    9 Sep 2014 | 10:32 am
    by Amy Clark, National Housing ConferenceThis morning I discovered this story on opposition to an affordable senior housing development built by National Church Residences in St. Louis County, Mo. via the Twitter feed of the Urban Institute’s Erika Poethig (note to all: if you’re not on Twitter, you’re missing out). Housing advocates often see older adults (along with children and people with disabilities) as the “sacred cows” of community acceptance: who could object to Grandma moving in next door?But what appears to be a minority of Oakville residents found a way. For those who…
  • Words matter

    3 Sep 2014 | 9:07 am
    by Chris Estes, National Housing ConferenceSeptember is finally upon us, which means the beginning of the season of affordable housing forums, conferences and convenings. At NHC we are set for our busiest fall ever!On Sept. 11 NHC will host a Veterans Housing Convening at the Ronald Regan Center here in DC. This event will focus on rental housing in particular and will feature research presentations from the National Low Income Housing Coalition, League of Cities and NHC’s Center for Housing Policy, best practices in veterans housing communications and a discussion of policy recommendations…
  • San Diego Housing Commission to provide families with special needs housing options

    3 Sep 2014 | 8:40 am
    News from NHC's family of membersby Radiah Shabazz, National Housing Conference Recently NHC member San Diego Housing Commission and its partner, Chelsea Investment Corp. announced that it will be constructing affordable rental housing for families who have a developmentally disabled member. Independence Point will feature on-and-off-site services that will contribute to the ability of residents to be self-sufficient and contain three-and-four-bedroom units for families with incomes at or below four set incomes levels as determined by area median income in San Diego.The three buildings…
  • New permit allows City of Minneapolis to build 1400 single, multi-family units

    3 Sep 2014 | 8:32 am
    News from NHC's family of membersby Radiah Shabazz, National Housing ConferenceNHC member City of Minneapolis Department of Regulatory Services recently announced its approval for over $1 billion in funding for various citywide construction projects, including over 1,400 single family and multifamily units. Approval of the projects marks the third straight year Minneapolis’ funding has exceeded $1 billion. Most of the construction projects will take place in the downtown area, where a multipurpose stadium and mixed-use development will be erected. Rental housing options are also thriving in…
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    St. John's Real Estate Homes for Sale

  • St. John’s Average House Price for August 2014

    Stephen Winters
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:37 am
    St. John’s Real Estate Stats for August 2014 Total # of MLS Listings = 1299 Total # of Sales [Aug] = 458 Number of Active Listings for Sale in Newfoundland = 5658 Numbers are based on both residential and commercial listings/sales Here is a break down by area for August: St. John’s: Listings = 237 Sales = 103 Sales/Listings Ratio = 43% Average sale price for a home in St. John’s: $346,273 for the month of August and the 12 month average $345,722 Mount Pearl: Listings = 44 Sales = 17 Sales/Listings Ratio = 39% Average Sale Price (12 month average): $299,194 Paradise: Listings = 69…
  • Investment property near MUN 115 Bonaventure Ave

    Stephen Winters
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:06 am
    115 Bonaventure Ave is located close to MUN and downtown St. John`s.  This 2-apt home has a lot of upgrades. Hardwood and ceramic floors, new kitchen cabinets, bathrooms renovated and and vinyl windows. 4 bedrooms on the main floor with a 1 bedroom apartment in the basement. The home is situated on a large deep treed lot. The perfect home for an investment or to live in one unit and rent the other.  MLS 1106665  Asking price is $334,900  Contact Fraser or Stephen Winters for additional information.
  • St. John’s Real Estate Average House Prices for July 2014

    Stephen Winters
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:07 am
    Total # of MLS Listings [July] = 1505 Total # of Sales [July] = 519 Number of Active Listings for Sale in Newfoundland = 5984 Numbers are based on both residential and commercial listings/sales Here is a break down by area for July: St. John’s Real Estate: Listings = 248 Sales = 114 Sales/Listings Ratio = 46% Average sale price for a home in St. John’s: $343,617 for the month of July and the 12 month average $342,138 Mount Pearl Real Estate: Listings = 44 Sales = 22 Sales/Listings Ratio = 50% Average Sale Price (12 month average): $294,849 Paradise Real Estate: Listings = 68 Sales = 25…
  • Airport Heights Home for Sale – 63 Otter Drive

    Stephen Winters
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:08 am
    ** SALE PENDING ** Located in Airport Heights, this three bedroom bungalow is in excellent condition and shows extremely well. Hardwood floors throughout most of the home. Master bedroom with ensuite and walk-in closet. Large open concept eat-in kitchen and dining area with separate family room. The basement is a clean slate ready for your finishing touches. The exterior grounds are meticulously landscaped. Nothing to do but move right in! Close proximity to the airport, Stavanger Drive shopping and Clovelly Trails. Asking price is $309,900.  Contact Fraser or Stephen Winters for additional…
  • Homes for Sale in Clovelly

    Stephen Winters
    9 Jul 2014 | 5:40 am
    Clovelly Trails subdivision is one of the most popular subdivisions in the east end of St. John’s.  The area offers well constructed homes by three of the top builders in St. John’s; Hann Construction, Erco Homes and New Victorian Homes.  Clovelly Trails has much to offer for the home owner.  Located right in your “backyard” is The Osprey. One of the best golf courses St. John’s has to offer.  Stavanger Drive (which loops around the Clovelly subdivision) offers shopping box stores, super markets, restaurants, coffee shops and easy access to the Outer Ring Road. Not to mention…
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    Miami Beach Real Estate Blog

  • Introducing Quayside Townhome 5006 | Miami Luxury Real Estate

    Ashton Coleman
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:23 am
    Just Listed Townhomes at Quayside 5006 An amazing tropical paradise within the most secure guard gates of Quayside. Welcome to Townhomes at Quayside #5006 with great open water views of Biscayne Bay along with your boat docked at the back door! This 2-level Townhome has been renovated with over $60,000 in upgrades including an elevator, marble floors, column decor and an upgraded kitchen and bathrooms. Expansive terrace from upper level or lower level with easy pool access exiting to your vessel. Breezes come off the waterways into your home with an outdoor environmental escape not…
  • Just Listed | Trump Palace 1705 | Sunny Isles Beach Seasonal Lease

    Ashton Coleman
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:04 am
    Just Listed at Trump Palace 1705 | Sunny Isles Beach Seasonal Lease Trump Palace #1705 is fully furnished and available with all the luxuries of Trump Resort yet the privacy and amenities of Trump Palace including unlimited parking, 4 pools, tennis, Spa, restaurants and more. Concierge services and gated entryway with the utmost in security and privacy. Residence 1705 is gorgeous with the interior finished in marble and contemporary furniture. The massive Master Bedroom has been enlarged adding more area than any other 2 bedroom line available. Ready for immediate or seasonal lease term.
  • Regalia Sunny Isles Beach | Limited Edition Living

    Ashton Coleman
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Regalia Sunny Isles Beach | Limited Edition Living Regalia Residences are already setting new area records with sales above $10M and selling values above $1,900 psf! The new condo development consist of only 39 total residences with 1 very spacious unit per floor. Above & beyond the standard single floor living space, is the most impressive Regalia Penthouse and Regalia Beach House boasting two trophy properties like no other in Sunny Isles Beach. Now offering limited edition living. Regalia Location | 19575 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles Beach Regalia Condo Residence Features: 39 Total…
  • Sunny Isles Beach (JADE Beach #802) Just Sold by Ashton Coleman

    Ashton Coleman
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Just Sold this Beautiful Direct Ocean Condo at Jade Beach JADE Condo Specs: 17001 Collins Avenue #802 Sunny Isles Beach, Florida 33160 Built In 2007 1 Bedroom | 2 bath + Den 1,210 SF Interior (Floor Plan) 1,367 SF Total Sale Price $940,000 Originally Priced at $1.295M 2013 Taxes $10,792 Full Amenity Building White Glass Floors & Beautifully Renovated Seller Representation – Philly Buyer – Canada I know Sunny Isles Beach real estate & JADE Condos. If you are interested, or know someone interested in buying or selling a condo in Sunny Isles, it’s essential to work with…
  • Just Listed | Turnberry Isle South 19D | Aventura’s Premier Gated Community

    Ashton Coleman
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:48 pm
    Just Listed at Turnberry Isle South 19D | Aventura’s Premier Gated Community Exceptional Views & Value in one of Aventura’s finest developments, Turnberry Isle. This is a chance of life time to own a luxury condo with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway, Marina & the City of Aventura. This high floor view offers the very best in an open exposure with water & City beautiful both morning and night. Original condition, meticulously cared for. Amenities include Fitness Center, Tennis courts, Marina, Poolside dining & snack bar, Party,…
 
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    Real Estate Investing Blog

  • Bloomberg Radio Guest Interview

    Marco Santarelli
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Once again, I was honored to be invited back as a guest on the Investing Coast-2-Coast radio show with Pete Asmus and Ivan Oberon. These two guys broadcast a great daily radio show and have a ton of fun doing it.  It is a “must listen to” radio program for new and seasoned real estate investors. On the radio show we went into depth on each of my 10 Rules of Successful Real Estate Investing.  We also covered a few other topics as we went off on tangents.  Be sure to listen to the program. Read the rest of Bloomberg Radio Guest Interview » For more articles like this,…
  • 5 Reasons Real Estate Is (Once Again) a Prudent Investment

    Brenton Hayden
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    If you are someone who has given up on the dream of real estate investment, before even giving it a serious look, consider a few trends. Construction is on the rise, foreclosures and repossessions are decreasing.  The U.S. Census Bureau recently reported that new residential sales in May 2014 have increased an estimated 16.9 percent compared to the same period last year. Far from least, US median property sales are up over 11% annually, the biggest increase since 2012. It’s clear, conditions are optimal.  Given today’s economy, with low property prices, decreased interest rates and…
  • Why Investors Should Continue Buying Real Estate

    Steve Sjuggerud
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Is this the end of the housing recovery? NO! “By keeping interest rates low, we are trying to make homes more affordable and revive the housing market.” That came from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen earlier this year. My friend, that’s all you need to know when it comes to the housing market today. Read the rest of Why Investors Should Continue Buying Real Estate » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2014 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate Investments. Your Premier Source for Turnkey Investment Property.
  • How Will Immigration Impact Residential Real Estate?

    Marco Santarelli
    4 Aug 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Demographically, a lot has been written about how Millennials and Baby Boomers will impact real estate.  But how will 11 million undocumented immigrants impact residential real estate if they are given residency? Will millions of undocumented immigrants buy houses and increase prices and rents?  Already, we are starting to see some signs of how immigration is impacting housing. Read the rest of How Will Immigration Impact Residential Real Estate? » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2014 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate Investments.
  • The Long and Winding Recovery

    Marco Santarelli
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:37 pm
    Zillow’s second quarter Real Estate Market Report shows national home values rose 6.3% on a year-over-year basis from June 2013 to $174,200.  The last time national home values were at this level was back in March 2005.  (Housing prices peaked in 2006.) Rents were up 2.5% on a year-over-year basis.  The Zillow Home Value Forecast calls for 4.2% appreciation nationally from June 2014 to June 2015. Read the rest of The Long and Winding Recovery » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2014 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate Investments.
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    Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate News

  • Oh my gosh...we're out of LISTINGS. Who wants to sell their home?

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (Twins Selling Real Estate Team)
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:51 am
    Attention homeowners in the Lake Ridge, Woodbridge, Dale City and the Dumfries Virginia areas. The Twins Selling Real Estate Team have successfully assisted dozens of sellers and home buyers to the settlement table already this year. But we find ourselves in uncharted territory. We're out of homes to SELL! If you are thinking about selling your home soon, we would like to interview for the job! Yes I said "Interview" If you are thinking of selling your home, it  is important to talk to three local real estate agents prior to listing your home For Sale.   Why?  You learn who knows more…
  • "I can't believe this house is going to be mine!"

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (Twins Selling Real Estate Team)
    6 Sep 2014 | 9:13 pm
    Today was a big day for one of customers! It was a year ago or so they first thought about selling. However it wasn't until this spring they acted on that thought. It was right around Easter that we listed the home For Sale in Manassas Virginia. I remember I did an Open House on the Saturday of Easter Weekend. Turns out another agent had  relocating buyers in town on a house hunting trip. They were the first to see the home. They were worried it would sell on the Open House so they wrote an offer the night before. Of course the homeowners wanted to wait to see what would happen with the Open…
  • The big question for many these days. Do you age in place or move?

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (Twins Selling Real Estate Team)
    4 Sep 2014 | 11:03 pm
    Heading into my sixties the thoughts of downsizing  has crossed my mind. We live in a multi-generational three level single family home with five bedrooms, four full baths and two half bath on a level acreage fenced acreage lot in a planned community. From the street it appears to be a one level rambler. People are so shocked when they enter and see a two story foyer, four bedrooms up as well as a full finished basement . The home is over 4800 finished square feet. Plus the two storage rooms in the basement. It's a big house and so it the lot.  So that is why I struggle. It's a amazing…
  • Tech Savvy Buyers can get frustrated with the home buying process

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (Twins Selling Real Estate Team)
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:33 pm
    Your smart phone is your life line. You have APP for everything. Banking, pre-ordering dinner, Instagram, directions to and from events.Heck you don't even use key's to get in your car. You  just found the coolest app for finding a home. You think this is going to be a breeze. Important information from those who have gone before you. Fair Warning: Tech savvy buyers can get frustrated with the home buying process.  Home finding Apps are great. They help you search for homes in your price range. Inevitably a buyer see's a  house that looks perfect, it's the one!  So you schedule an…
  • Lake Ridge Homeowners Have a Move-up Home Option in 22192 area

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (Twins Selling Real Estate Team)
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:48 pm
    Do you own a home in Lake Ridge Virginia? Have you been dreaming of selling or renting your current home and buying a new one? The only thing is you want to stay in this area and there are no new homes in the Lake Ridge Virginia area. "Breaking news! That statement it is no longer true! " It has been years since we had a new home option in to Lake Ridge Virginia area. So reading this blog post if you find yourself thinking. Well, that is the only reason we haven't moved. Then you are going to be over the moon when you see the floor-plans, not to mention the lots!  Imagine this. You do not…
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    KW Blog

  • How To Establish a Dominant Online Presence

    adminkwblog
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:24 pm
    With an estimated nine out of ten consumers now beginning their home search online, it has never been more important for agents to understand and embrace the benefits of having an online presence. At Mega Tech, Tony Giordano, author of The Social Agent, encouraged attendees to go beyond being simply “present” online and focus on creating an online presence. While a website is important to have, the key to building your pipeline is to get social.  “A digital relationship is 100 times more powerful than a real life relationship in the same period of time,” said…
  • Zillow, Trulia, Move Execs Discuss Future of Search Portals

    adminkwblog
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:18 pm
    During a lively and at times contentious panel on the future of real estate search portals, leaders from Zillow, Trulia, and realtor.com operator Move, Inc. agreed that real estate agents will continue to be the center of transactions. Keller Williams Director of Research Brett Smith moderated the panel, which featured Nick Bailey, senior vice president of strategic partnership at Trulia; Russ Cofano, senior vice president of industry relations at Move; Greg Schwartz, chief revenue officer for Zillow; and Jason Tang, KW’s executive director of technology. Smith acknowledged at the outset…
  • Leverage Your Customers and Have Them Do Your Marketing

    adminkwblog
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Liz Landry, MAPS Technology Coach, led a panel of mega agents who are driving big business through online client reviews. The key is to get purposeful about leveraging your clients to help make it happen. Jeff Glover, one of the top reviewed agents in the country receives eight leads a month from his customers using Zillow reviews. By providing phenomenal service and coaching customers on how to effectively share their experience, Glover’s team does an extra 40 deals a year. Christy Belt Grossman has been using Zillow reviews since 2011 and by using a pre-listing binder setting the…
  • Do The TWO and Change The World Around You

    adminkwblog
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:14 pm
    Setting the tone for the 9th annual Cultural Summit, the high-energy Push Dance Company twirled their way onstage to the song “It Takes Two.” The theme “Do the TWO” featured how even the smallest, and most random acts of kindness can make an impact on others’ lives.   CULTURAL AMBASSADORS Dozens of KW Cultural Ambassadors from around the world were recognized for exemplifying and spreading the KW culture in their market centers, and KW Vice Chairman Mo Anderson, President Mary Tennant, and Co-owner of the Southeast Region and North Florida Region Kay Evans thanked them for…
  • Break the Code on Entrepreneurial Thinking in the Real Estate Industry

    adminkwblog
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:50 am
    During the first annual Global Property Specialist (GPS) Retreat, over a dozen specialists including Tony Giordano, Tamara Tyrbousla, Bill Hunt, The Battista Team, and Dr. Linda Gerber shared insights about the opportunities the international market provides for Keller Williams associates. The GPS program is dedicated to connecting members to international clientele and leveraging the fast-growing global network to sell listings, and the presenters offered unique perspectives about turning this dream into reality. Motivational speaker and author Clifton Taulbert     Motivational…
 
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    The Real Deal New York

  • Most popular stories on The Real Deal

    John Goff
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:15 am
    Current reader favorites: 1. Waterbridge in $100M-plus contract on Williamsburg’s North 3rd St. 2. Lender to put Trump SoHo hotel up for sale 3. Extell makes play for Port Authority’s Hudson Yard air rights 4. 49 beautiful old New York buildings that no longer exist 5. The Wrap: Union Square real estate comes of age, untangling billionaire Rubin Schron’s NYC properties … and more
  • Ben Shaoul ordered to raze East Village penthouse

    Mark Maurer
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Ben Shaoul and 515 East 5th Street in East Village The Board of Standards and Appeals ordered that developer Ben Shaoul remove a controversial seventh-floor penthouse at 515 East 5th Street in the East Village. Shaoul received 60 days to finish demolition of the penthouse. The board will then decide whether to approve the zoning variances needed for the sixth floor to remain. After completing the addition in 2007, Shaoul ran into trouble with the Board of Standards and Appeals, which reversed the 2006 Department of Buildings ruling allowing the additional two floors, as previously reported.
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park tower foes say green space is overfunded

    Thomas DiChristopher
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:40 pm
    From left: Proposal for Pier 6 towers by Marvel and Pierhouse at Pier 1 rendering Opponents of two planned residential towers near Brooklyn Bridge Park say the buildings are not needed because revenue growth from existing developments will cover maintenance costs at the waterfront green space. A report from park staff concluded that recurring revenue would fall more than $1 million short of the greensward’s $12.4 million operating budget, the Wall Street Journal reported. But an analysis of the park’s long-term finances by a local resident found that its income would increase by $4.5…
  • The Wrap: Union Square real estate comes of age, untangling billionaire Rubin Schron’s NYC properties … and more

    Julie Strickland
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Union Square 1. Union Square’s real estate scene comes of age [NYT] 2. Untangling New York billionaire Rubin Schron’s many real estate holdings [Bloomberg News] 3. Late photographer’s ex-wife and mistress battle over Manhattan, East Hampton real estate spoils [NYP] 4. The world’s 12 hottest housing markets [Business Insider] 5. Online luxury consignment site RealReal picks up 129K sf facility in Seacacus, N.J. [Crain’s] 6. East Village vegetarian hotspot Angelica Kitchen digs in heels against rising rent [Eater NY] 7. Leasebreak helps tenants renegotiate problem contracts [The…
  • Follow The Real Deal on Tumblr

    Kerry Barger
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:55 pm
    We’re bringing our print pages to life. Check out The Real Deal on Tumblr for a new way to interact with our monthly magazine. Enjoy the very best photos, graphics and charts from our magazine, as well as links to quirkier news items from around the world of New York City real estate and beyond. [TRD's Tumblr]
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    Northern Virginia Real Estate Blog

  • Just Listed on Premium Half Acre Cul-de-Sac Lot in Vienna!

    thebeltteam
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:43 pm
    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 lot. This home has wonderful curb appeal & lovely architectural details. You’ll love the light and bright floorplan, 3 spacious finished levels, 5 bedrooms/4.5 baths, 3 fireplaces, eat-in kitchen open to the family room, separate dining room, main level office, and fabulous master suite. The finished walkout lower level includes the 5th bedroom and 4th full bath. An it’s an ideal location for commuters, excellent schools &…
  • Just Listed: Colonial With Soaring Ceilings & Great “In Town” Vienna Location!

    thebeltteam
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:38 am
    If you’ve been waiting for a wonderful colonial in a great “in-town” Vienna location – we JUST listed one! It’s on a beautifully landscaped lot and has a light and bright floorplan, You’ll enjoy 3 spacious finished levels, 4 bedrooms/3.5 baths, eat-in kitchen, family room with soaring ceilings & stone fireplace, separate dining room, main level office, and fabulous master suite. The finished walkout lower level provides great extra living space & includes a wet bar and full bath. The spacious back deck overlooks the large, tree-lined backyard. A…
  • Just Listed On .63 Gorgeous Acres in Oakton!

    thebeltteam
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:19 am
    We just listed a home in a fabulous close-in Oakton location. It’s on a lovely .63 acre lot – serene and tranquil – yet oh so close to shopping, schools & easy commuting! Here’s a peek into our new listing at 10406 Adel Road in Oakton Click here for more info, price and additional photos of 10406 Adel Rd in Oakton Search homes for sale in Oakton under $700,000 Call Terry Belt at (703) 242-3975 to schedule a showing!
  • Open House in Fairfax – September 14th

    thebeltteam
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:11 am
    Sunday is the perfect day to stroll the new Mosaic District and to stop by our nearby open house at 8886 Olive Mae Circle in Fairfax. We just listed this beautiful home that’s oh so close to two Metro stops and will be open Sunday, September 14th from 2PM to 4PM. Come take a look! Price, directions and more photos of 8886 Olive Mae Circle in Fairfax  
  • Just Listed: Sought After Signal Hill Beauty in Burke!

    thebeltteam
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:57 am
    Everything you’re looking for in Burke’s sought after Signal Hill! Three finished levels on a cul-de-sac backing to trees! Here’s a sneak peak of this lovely home we just listed on Renaissance Court! More information, price and additional photos of 5314 Renaissance Ct in Burke Call Tom Reilly & The Belt Team at (703) 629-1263 to schedule a showing!  
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    Corporate Real Estate Network

  • JLL 2013 Sustainability Report

    CRE Editors
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:36 am
    Chris Nunn, Director of Sustainability, JLL Australia, shares the key highlights from our latest Sustainability report for the 2013-14 financial year. Please click on the link to read complete commentary. Thank you!
  • SCTLive Canada FINAL

    CRE Editors
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:27 am
    On Sept. 2, 2014, in Toronto, Canada’s top landlords and a leading retail adviser offered crucial insights into Canada’s retail environment. The panel examined what U.S. and other foreign retailers... Please click on the link to read complete commentary. Thank you!
  • Interest rates and QE tapering: Debt market update

    CRE Editors
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:23 am
    JLL’s Nick Wilson updates on how the debt markets have behaved over the course of the year and how it has impacted investors Please click on the link to read complete commentary. Thank you!
  • What type of content should I share on social media?

    CRE Editors
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:51 am
    A listener asks: What type of content should I share on social media? "Ask Michael Bull" is a commercial real estate FAQ video series featuring a new video posted each business day. Michael... Please click on the link to read complete commentary. Thank you!
  • Join Us For ICSC RetailGreen 2014

    CRE Editors
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:32 am
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    Ensor Realtors

  • We Just Listed 1900 Little Elm # 139, Cedar Park TX 78613!

    Shannon Ensor
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:54 am
    We just listed a spacious 3-bedroom condo for sale at 1900 Little Elm #139, Cedar Park TX 78613.  This END-UNIT condo backs to a greenbelt and is a single-story, making it one of the more desired and sought-after floor plans in the community.  Unique features and upgrades include: a large pecan tree or shade, a large…
  • We Just Listed 408 Cripple Creek Rd, Cedar Park TX 78613!

    Nancy Grimes
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:03 pm
    We just listed a spacious home for sale at 408 Cripple Creek Rd, Cedar Park TX 78613. Located in Buttercup Creek, this 3,124 sqft (per tax record) home features 5 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. Built in 1992, this 2-story home has upgrades including wood flooring and stainless steel appliances. The master bedrooms is downstairs, with…
  • We Just Listed 101 Lexington, Kyle TX 78640!

    Nate Howry
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:06 am
    We just listed a former model home for sale at 101 Lexington, Kyle TX 78640!  Located in Kyle’s popular Steeplechase community, this home features 1736 sqft, 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.  It’s situated on a corner lot across the street from Fuentes Elementary School, and features a large family room and a spacious kitchen that…
  • We Just Listed 17800 Edgewood Way #202, Jonestown TX 78645!

    Shannon Ensor
    24 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    We just listed a beautiful condo in The Hollows at 17800 Edgewood Way #202, Jonestown TX 78645.  This 3-bedroom 2-bathroom condo has amazing views of Lake Travis from the master bedroom, living and dining rooms!  It’s spacious covered patio has panoramic views of the Hill Country and Lake Travis too!  The community is popular for…
  • We Just SOLD 315 Cloudview Dr, Austin TX 78745!

    Shannon Ensor
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:01 am
    We just listed SOLD a remodeled home for sale at 315 Cloudview Dr, Austin TX 78745! If you are looking to live in a mature neighborhood that’s close to all of the modern conveniences of South Austin living, then we have the house for you! Located just south of William Cannon, and in between South 1st…
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    THE TENANT ADVISOR

  • CRE’s Herd Mentality

    CoyDavidson
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:37 am
    Going Against the Grain or Making the Safe Choice In reading Michael Beckerman’s post; “If you’re not embracing technology, here is your wake up call” it reminded me of the “Herd Mentality” that seems to persist in the commercial real estate industry. It doesn’t matter whether you are talking about commercial real estate brokers embracing […]
  • This Week’s Recommended Reading

    CoyDavidson
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:44 pm
    6 Articles to Read this Weekend The Workplace Of The Future Is Still The Office Every time I read about the future of work, I see a focus almost entirely on remote work, virtual workplaces and stories of people working from coffee shops. Yes, overall, this is a rapidly growing trend, increasing by over 60% […]
  • This Week in the Economy

    CoyDavidson
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Stocks Lose Ground for the Week All three major stock indexes finished the week with losses. The tech heavy Nasdaq finished down 0.33% for the week. The Dow lost 0.87% and the S&P 500 declined 1.10% for the week. Below are links to the top economics news for the week: Retail Sales increased 0.6% in August U.S. consumer […]
  • No Words Necessary

    CoyDavidson
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:42 am
    Never Forget Thirteen years after that infamous and tragic day we will never forget, the World Trade Center complex is near completion.
  • Colliers North American Office Report

    CoyDavidson
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Frozenomics Thaw Unfreezes Office Market in Q2 Following the weak, weather-impacted first quarter of 2014, the U.S. office market back strongly in Q2. After a 2.1% contraction in Q1 2014 –the largest decline since Q1 2009 – real GDP surged by 4.2% in Q2 2014, with gains in nearly every category. The U.S. labor market […]
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    Learn Real Estate Investing | Lifestyles Unlimited

  • (September 17, 2014) Del Walmsley: Retiring With Your Life Ahead of You

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/f3444d8c50acbe57da6047b1fadfe825f889c345/LURadio0917142.mp3 Have you ever searched the words “early retirement” on the web and seen what comes up? Well, today that is exactly what Del Walmsley did and not only was it painstakingly hard to find a financial planner’s perspective on early retirement, their concept of early was a bit skewed in the wrong direction. However, today is your chance to hear about this topic – retiring with your life ahead of you – that has yet to exist in today’s…
  • (September 17, 2014) Del Walmsley: Retirement

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:16 am
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/5891be8d6c11e193bb4fa379359247f281a7fbe4/LURadio091714.mp3 Del Walmsley unveils the alarming truth about retirement using factual statistics and his own knowledge on the subject. According to the Census Bureau, the average person goes into retirement at the age of 62 and has an average of $43,000 to live off of for the rest of their lives. It is a pretty scary thought to think one day you might be part of that statistic; however, if you are proactive about it now and begin to find passive streams of income, like real estate…
  • (September 16, 2014) Del Walmsley: Bad Decisions Part 2

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/8612733a32badf10c25ed3f4f22f91da52342876/LURadio091614.mp3 Would you like to avoid getting yourself into a deep hole that you know you wouldn’t be able to get out of by yourself? Well, today Del discusses the bad decisions people make in their lives to be able to end up in bad situations. He then goes over the different types of logic that warrant these bad decisions people make. Del ask his listeners to not continue with the “do-it-yourself” mentality, but instead find a team that will help minimize these…
  • (September 16, 2014) Del Walmsley: Making Bad Decisions

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:15 am
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/d03ffdf7e2c80a332f379b6bed873896a046f5e7/LURadio091614.mp3 “One bad decision leads to another bad decision,” Del Walmsley states, until you dig yourself so far into a deep hole that you can no longer get out of. He explains why some individuals with the “do it yourself” mentality cause more problems for themselves than they know how to overcome. Rather than getting professional help, they decide to fix the problem without knowing how to truly fix it. Sounds familiar? Tune in to hear Del speak of the…
  • (September 15, 2014) Del Walmsley: You Are Working For Money, Instead of Your Money Working For You

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/293399f0176151d478c64f1a279a4322d065503e/LURadio091514.mp3 Del Walmsley discusses multiple issues regarding an article that was brought to his attention by an avid listener. He begins the conversation by stating how he strongly disagrees with the author and the article’s premise, which reads that some women plan and save up for their child’s college fund instead of saving for their own retirement first. Del explains why he thinks this article is absurd and wrong on so many levels. He then proceeds to answers more…
 
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    中洲漁港を無事に撮影

  • 消費者金融-中洲漁港 駐車

    admin
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:19 am
    「7kg太ったのよ」なんて話題は出るけど、変わってないのに驚き!! 1人目で産後太りして、痩せるのに時間がかかったからこんにゃくゼリーやウォーキングや色々気にしてるらしぃ。 若い時に結婚して、なんだかんだ早めの対処が良かったのか・・・ 私もジムに行こうかと思ったけど…コアリズムやろうかなー。 みなさまも、クラス会とかで驚くべき変化とか感じることないですか?…
  • 金融-中洲漁港

    admin
    15 Aug 2014 | 11:55 pm
    実は一昨日から筋トレをはじめました 天気を見て曇りのちはれだ・・・なんて気にしなくても良いし、無理なく続けられるし。 3KG痩せるぞ!ってこともなく健康のためって感じかな?? デスクワークが多くて、夜に終わって疲れていたら続かないし。 お風呂前やお風呂上りに軽く運動して、汗をサッと流すくらいがベストだろうな・・・ オレに合ったスタイルじゃないと、きっと続かないし。…
  • カードローン-中洲漁港 カレイ

    admin
    8 Aug 2014 | 11:30 pm
    おいらは、減量のために10時食を必ず食べるように心がけています。 というより、10時食が3食の中でもっとも重要だと考えています。 やせるためなら、食べない方が良いのでは?と、考えている方もおられるでしょうが… 例えば、夕方食をPM7時に食べて、翌日10時食を抜いて、12:00に昼食を食べたとします。…
  • プラセンタエキス-中洲漁港 エギング

    admin
    6 Aug 2014 | 11:51 pm
    幸せになりたい~が、最近の友達の口癖 1週間位前、函館でランチしたらぼやいていたよ。 ま、母親とかが結婚という言葉を出すこともあるけど。 肩凝り体操しながら足首もい~感じ♪ 3日から、寒天ダイエットゼリーも…と思ってたりする今日この頃で。 幸せになりたい~って言葉聞いてると、ほんとなんかあったのか、聞いて良いものなのかどーなのか。。。。 好きな回転寿司を食べたり2㌔痩せただけでも…
  • ゆのの中洲漁港 釣り

    admin
    6 Aug 2014 | 8:34 pm
    絶食やトレーニングが大変で減量を挫折してしまう・・・皆様、こんな経験ありませんか? 食べられないのは辛い、トレーニングは疲れる・・・ダイエットを成功させる為にも、次は食事制限もなく、トレーニングもしない減量にしよう! なのに、時間が経つとその大変だった気持ちや体験が薄れて、また同じような減量を繰り返してしまう。 お子様を産んだ経験がある方なら、お分かりでしょうが出産でも同じ事が言えますよね。…
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    Your Home in Calgary - the Calgary Real Estate Market

  • Embracing electronic signatures in Calgary real estate

    Monika Furtado
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Electronic signatures have been growing in popularity across various industries including real estate. In Alberta, electronic signatures are accepted as part of real estate transactions.   Using highly secure Docusign clients can sign a document using their smart phones, tablets, laptops or computers via their email.  No paper. No printers, scanners or faxes needed.   This has become an essential tool in my arsenal for a few reasons:   1. My clients can sign from anywhere/anytime.  They will not need to find a printer and then scanner or fax to sign a…
  • Open House Saturday Sept 20 at 42 Hawkdale Circle NW

    Monika Furtado
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Stop by at 42 Hawkdale Circle NW this Saturday, Sept 20, between 2pm and 4pm to view this beautiful Hawkwood Home.   Original owners. This exceptionally well maintained home in Hawkwood is well designed to take advantage of the south facing backyard and ample light. The main floor includes a large kitchen wrapping around the centre island, eating nook, family room, dining room, living room and main floor office. Up the grand staircase 3 bedrooms including the master with 5 piece bath, additional full bath and laundry complete the level. The fully finished walkout basement offers a large…
  • Just Listed - 1001 8 Ave NE Calgary

    Monika Furtado
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:59 pm
    This exceptional home with south facing backyard/deck is just steps from the ridge in Renfrew and quick access to downtown. Well designed and constructed, this home feels very spacious. Beyond the front foyer is a large dining area open to the beautiful front bay window. Beyond is the wrap around kitchen with granite counters, hardwood floors, stainless appliances, under-counter lighting and elegant cabinetry. The kitchen bar opens to the bright living area with gas fireplace. Step out to the composite deck to enjoy an evening dinner. Upstairs the master bedroom is spacious with beautiful…
  • Calgary Real Estate Update - Sept 9 2014

    Monika Furtado
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:24 am
    Calgary's residential market continues to hold strong with high sales number. The condominium apartment and townhouse sectors saw the biggest gains, increasing by nearly 14 and 20 per cent, respectively. As pricing has moved up, those in the lower price points are moving to condo property vs single family as single family prices rise and less are available in the lower price points. It makes sense that townhomes are seeing a strong demand as many folks that would otherwise purchase single family homes are now looking at townhomes.   Pricing for single family homes remain at pricing…
  • Calgary Secondary Suites - Is a big change coming?

    Monika Furtado
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:07 am
    In the coming days and weeks, Council will be readdressing the issue of secondary suites in Calgary. A matter of great debate and has become quite politicized and is gaining momentum.  Student groups, the Calgary Chamber of Commerce and even the Home Builders Association have put their support behind the easing of restrictions regarding secondary suites. Currently they are not permitted in R-1 (or variation) designated areas which accounts for most single family homes in the city and every individual application must be heard by the Council.    The lack of housing due to our…
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    Property Management Software

  • Want to live a Caribbean dream

    Property Management Software
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:42 pm
    Caribbean dream house Belize boasts ancient Mayan ruins, lush rainforests and the world’s second longest UNESCO-protected barrier reef. This year the former British colony, which used to be known as British Honduras, celebrates 50 years of self-governance. Bordered by the Caribbean, Guatemala and Mexico with a population of 330,000, Belize is around 10 times the size of Luxembourg and is ranked by the Caribbean Tourism Organization as one of the region’s fastest growing tourist destinations. Property, too, is in the ascendancy. Less known than its Caribbean island neighbours for property,…
  • Tips on getting a home loan for foreign nationals

    Property Management Software
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:56 pm
    Home loans for foreign nationals During and after the recession, mortgage programs were limited to non-existent. Recently, however, the tide has turned and credit to foreign buyers has loosened. In fact, some institutions view lending to foreign nationals as a growth market. Depending on your buyer’s resources, there may be several products that meet their needs and circumstances. In the past year, lenders have begun introducing more products tailored to foreign national buyers. Loan-to-value ratios have improved and lenders are coming up with ways to work around the credit history issue.
  • Tips on how to get low offer accepted

    Property Management Software
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:27 pm
    Tips on low offer Your strategy for making an offer on a home — and handling the follow-up negotiations — depends on several factors:  the sales prices of comparable homes, the favorability of the market for buyers, the number of other people bidding on the home and the condition of the property. Before you start negotiating, set a firm ceiling on what you’ll pay. That will help you keep your cool if you become caught up in a bidding war or a series of counteroffers, says Michael Corbett, a real estate expert with Trulia and author of Before You Buy. In a hot market, he…
  • New rules of buying a home

    Property Management Software
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:14 pm
    New home buying rules From housing bubble to foreclosure crisis to somewhere in between, the housing market has changed dramatically over the past decade — and so have many of the rules of homebuying. Here are five once commonly believed myths that no longer apply. Myth #1: Buying a home is a great investment If the housing bust taught us anything, it’s that the housing market can be just as risky as the stock market — if not, worse. Homes lost a third of their value nationwide and some markets took an even bigger hit. Over the past 10 years, home prices have risen just 0.3%…
  • Top 10 least affordable cities for housing

    Property Management Software
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Top 10 least affordable cities Mortgage rates last week hit their lowest level of the year and are significantly lower than they were last summer, but that is not helping potential homebuyers in some local markets who are facing sticker shock. Home prices took a dramatic jump last year, fueled by all-cash investors on the low end of the market. While the gains are finally easing, much of the damage has already been done. The least affordable markets in the U.S. today are all in California, according to a new report from Zillow, a real estate company. In Los Angeles, it takes nearly 43 percent…
 
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    30A Luxury Homes

  • 5 Reasons Why 30A Luxury Homes Are the Perfect Investment

    Joy
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm
    5 Reasons Why 30A Luxury Homes Are the Perfect Investment Many buyers are anxious, or hesitant, about buying Gulf front properties because of the high cost associated with maintenance. However, there are fabulous 30A luxury homes with gulf views, or even gulf front condos, where the maintenance is less costly. In fact if you purchase a gulf front condo (or any condo for that matter) the Condo Association is responsible for the maintenance. Here are 5 reasons why you should buy a 30A luxury home: 1. A beach home is more than just the structure. Buying a home along 30A is more than just buying…
  • 4 Bedroom Seagrove Beach Home for Sale | 72 Chelsea Loop

    Joy
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:31 pm
    4 Bedroom Seagrove Beach Home for Sale | 72 Chelsea Loop Wake up everyday to amazing views of the Gulf of Mexico in this stunning 4-bedroom coastal beach cottage home for sale in Seagrove Beach. Conveniently located south of 30A, this 4-bedroom, 4.5 bath home has plenty of room for everyone with more than 3,200 square feet of living space. The first floor foyer provides easy access to the garage that can accommodate 3 to 4 cars. There’s also ample space for guests’ parking at the driveway. Two large and luxurious master suites are located on the second floor, complete with king sized…
  • Homeowners Insurance Tips For Your 30A Luxury Homes

    Joy
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Homeowners Insurance Tips For Your 30A Luxury Homes Owning 30A luxury homes on the beach could be amazing, but at the same time, there are certain risks or natural hazards that a homeowner should prepare for to ensure their safety and maintenance of their property. Obtaining homeowners insurance coverage is a smart decision, especially for those living on or near the waterfront. And if you are getting a mortgage, the lender will require it. Here are 4 tips to remember about getting homeowners insurance coverage for your 30A luxury home: 1. Your home along 30A is considered to be in an area…
  • 6 Reasons Why Short Sales Are Better Than Foreclosures

    Joy
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:27 am
    6 Reasons Why Short Sales Are Better Than Foreclosures If you own a home along 30A and for some reason, could no longer continue making your mortgage payments, or are already in default status, you are at the risk of losing your home to foreclosure. There is a better alternative to foreclosure, and that is doing a short sale. Short sales offer distressed homeowners of 30A luxury homes more advantages over foreclosure. Here are 6 benefits of a short sale: 1. Faster Once you have an executed purchase and sale agreement a short sale only takes, on average, 90 – 120 days to complete as…
  • 30A Real Estate to Destin FL Real Estate Inventory Down

    DebbieJ
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:59 am
    30A Real Estate to Destin FL Real Estate Inventory Down Look how far we have come over the years! Times have changed for 30A Real Estate and Destin FL Real Estate. Below are 2 graphs comparing prices for the West End of 30A (West of Hwy 283) to the East End of 30A (East of 283). In 2013 it cost you 52% (on average) more to purchase a home on the east end of 30A vs. the west end. If you want to know more about 30A Real Estate call me, Debbie James at 850-450-2000. Let me provide you with all the information and tools you need to  make your 30A luxury home purchase a reality.
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    BuzzBuzzHome News

  • ASH NYC to premiere West Village townhouse project

    Joyce Chen
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Photo: ASH NYC ASH NYC is on the cusp of launching a duo of revamped nineteenth-century townhouses in the West Village. Located at 13 and 21 Eighth Avenue off West 12th Street, the landmarked 20-foot-wide, Federal Style buildings were previously operated as a nine-room hotel. The townhouses will be two luxury single-family homes — one duplex and one triplex — with ground-floor retail, according to the developer’s site. Pre-renovation, 13 Eighth Avenue was a three-story 1901 brick building measuring 1,360 square feet, with ground-floor retail and three hotel rooms in the upper…
  • VANDYK is bringing a new condo community to Clarkson Village with The Craftsman

    buzzhomeblog
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Located in the southwest corner of Mississauga along the shores of Lake Ontario, Clarkson Village is a popular Mississauga neighbourhood. And with good reason. Residents enjoy unique shops and restaurants as well as plenty of outdoor recreational spaces. There’s everything from golf courses to yacht clubs. Of the many expansive green spaces, Rattray Marsh is home to boardwalks and well-maintained trails, and Jack Darling Memorial Park along the waterfront boasts one Ontario’s largest off-leash dog parks. If that sounds like an ideal place to call home, we’ve got good news.
  • Get into Novella, spacious homes in a quiet and convenient Coquitlam community

    buzzhomeblog
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Novella is a new condo development by Springbank Properties currently in preconstruction at Breslay Street and Langside Avenue in Coquitlam. A low-rise concrete building, the project will be comprised of only 77 homes, each designed as a penthouse and adorned in the best appliances, flooring and finishings. The seven-story project will also boast two over-sized outdoor areas. Novella’s location, while close to countless urban amenities, offers residents a quiet park-like setting away from major streets and intersections. Tucked away from Burquitlam Park, homeowners will be within walking…
  • Renderings land for Trumark Urban’s 1554 Market Street

    Joyce Chen
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:43 am
    Renderings via Dolmen Consulting Engineers We’ve spotted new renderings for 1554 Market Street, Trumark Urban’s development in the Civic Center area. Located along the north side of Market Street, between South Van Ness Avenue and 12th Street, the building will rise 12 stories tall. Permits for the $41 million project were filed in November 2013. The developer’s site indicates that the mixed-use building will have approximately 120 new residential units and up to 4,500 square feet of ground-floor retail. The project will be designed by Handel Architects, according to the…
  • ME Living set to unveil SKY Suites at presentation centre this Saturday

    buzzhomeblog
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:40 am
    Taking a significant step towards completion, the Lash Group of Companies is set to release units on four floors of its highly anticipated ME Living Condos in Scarborough. This Saturday at their presentation centre, ME Living will be offering limited time savings and incentives for potential buyers — and a free food festival to boot. Lavish penthouses and new floor plans on the top two floors of the two-tower condominium are to be featured in the release. All SKY Suites offer spectacular views and come equipped with spacious balconies and/or terraces, perfect for open-air lounging. The…
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    BornLiving Barcelona

  • The Borbon I apartment in Barcelona

    admin
    5 Sep 2014 | 7:32 am
    Ideally located in Barceloneta, close to the Old Port, the beach and many places of interest in the centre of town In addition, you have some fantastic views over the Port and as far as Montjuïc. The apartment: This lovely three bedroom apartment is ideally located on the main street of Barceloneta, called Paseo Joan de Borbon which overlooks the port area and the luxury yachts. The apartment, while simple in style, manages to incorporate the original open beam ceiling and ceramic flooring with a stylish mix of modern furnishings. The living/dining area, which has 2 balconies, has a large…
  • The Centro I Apartment in Barcelona

    admin
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:31 am
    This newly renovated apartment is situated just a few steps away from Plaza Cataluña. With one of the best locations in the city, this apartment allows you to experience everything that Barcelona has to offer, culture, cuisine and some fantastic shopping too. The apartment: This stylish apartment has been completely refurbished and has managed to create a beautiful combination using contemporary furnishings while maintaining the traditional exposed beam ceilings. The building has an elevator, but there are eleven steps to climb first. Clients have a lovely open plan living and dining area…
  • The Gran Via Terrace III Apartment in Barcelona

    admin
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:31 am
    A lovely one bedroom apartment with terrace in the Eixample district, moments away from the famous Plaza Cataluña and Las Ramblas. Just a short five minutes’ walk will take you to many of the main attractions of Barcelona city, like Plaza Cataluña and Las Ramblas. With all the Gaudí sites within reach – like the impressive Gaudí houses La Pedrera and Casa Batlló- you will spend hours rambling along and looking upwards. The apartment: This great apartment has been tastefully decorated to ensure a wonderful stay in a modern and central setting. The bright and spacious living…
  • The Broto Apartment in Barcelona

    admin
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:31 am
    This spacious four bedroom, three bathroom apartment has been lovingly restored to ensure clients have the perfect stay in Barcelona. An added bonus is being in the best location in the city: only steps away from Plaza Cataluña and Paseo de Gracia, allows you the benefit of culture, cuisine and fantastic shopping… all at your fingertips! The apartment: On entering this lovely apartment you will immediately feel at home. Every room is spacious and the wood flooring and decoration infuse the apartment with light. The building has an elevator but there are eleven steps to climb first. The…
  • The BeachFront II apartment in Barcelona

    admin
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:31 am
    For a true touch of elegant city living with the added advantage of being on the beach, this is the choice for you. This elegant 3 bedroom apartment with a fantastic 40m2 terrace will ensure your stay in Barcelona is spent in luxury. The Apartment This frontline apartment has it all- style, elegance and attention to detail, making it a true luxury choice for your stay. From the private wrap-around terrace, the bold use of black and white furnishings, unique mirrored glass dining table and a very special master bedroom, will ensure an extremely happy stay. The apartment is finished throughout…
 
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    The Orange County Register - News Headlines : Blog: Lansner on Real Estate

  • Shopping mall construction resumes

    JONATHAN LANSNER
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:34 am
    OUR LATEST CENTERPIECE: Following a shutdown in mall contruction during the recession, DJM Capital Partners of San Jose – the firm that finished and controls the bustling Bella Terra shopping center in Huntington Beach – has two Orange County...
  • The vacant house conundrum

    LESLIE SARGENT ESKILDSEN
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Orange County home sellers might be comforted to know that your agent fills in certain data when listing your house for sale in the CRMLS (California Regional Multiple Listing Service). The data lets other agents know the protocol you‘ve requested...
  • Do homeowners need building permits?

    JEFF COLLINS
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    OUR LATEST CENTERPIECE: Out of ignorance or a desire to save money, Southern California homeowners often have repairs or improvements done to their property without getting the required building permits. Sometimes, it’s no big deal. But sometimes...
  • How to get your HOA fees reduced

    JEFF LAZERSON
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    What’s up with mortgage rates? Jeff Lazerson of Mortgage Grader in Laguna Niguel gives us his take. RATE NEWS SUMMARY From Freddie Mac’s weekly survey: The 30-year fixed climbed 2 basis points to 4.12 percent from 4.10 percent last week. Ditto...
  • Changing market gives buyers the edge

    LESLIE SARGENT ESKILDSEN
    7 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    As the Orange County real estate pendulum swings, it is now a buyers’ market. There are more houses for sale, more seller price drops, and a longer number of days sellers have to have their houses on the market. That’s my professional definition...
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    REJournals.com

  • Marcus & Millichap sells BMO Harris Bank property in Wisconsin

    Staff Writer
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:13 am
    Marcus & Millichap recently closed the sale of BMO Harris Bank, a 15,459-square-foot net-leased property in Franklin, Wis. The property sold for $5.1 million. Jeff Rowlett, Joe Powers and Jeremy Osting, investment specialists in Marcus & Millichap’s Milwaukee office, had the exclusive listing to market the property on behalf of the seller, a limited liability company. The buyer, a private investor, was secured and represented by Mark Taylor and Dean Zang, investment specialists with Marcus & Millichap.
  • Marcus & Millichap sells 3,700-square-foot retail property in Milwaukee

    Staff Writer
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:09 am
    Marcus & Millichap recently closed the sale of U.S. Cellular, a 3,732-square-foot net-leased property in Milwaukee. The property sold for more than $1.1 million. Jeff Rowlett and Jeremy Osting, investment specialists in Marcus & Millichap’s Milwaukee office, had the exclusive listing to market the property on behalf of the seller, a developer.
  • Pillar closes $16 million refinancing loan for 395-unit apartment complex in Kansas

    Staff Writer
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:02 am
    Pillar has originated a $16.25 million Fannie Mae DUS loan for the refinancing of Georgetown Apartments, a 395-unit garden-style multi-family property in Merriam, Kansas. The property is more than 95-percent leased. Pillar’s Chicago originations team of Adam Klingher and Brooke Jackson originated the loan. The ponsor is Malkin Properties, an owner/operator of multi-family properties across the country. Georgetown Apartments is located 11 miles southwest of downtown Kansas City.
  • Events center vote more good news for downtown Detroit

    Dan Rafter
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:56 am
    Detroit’s bankruptcy filing was shocking. But the news coming out of the city since that time has been decidedly better. As the brokers doing business in the Detroit market will tell you, the city still faces a struggle. But investment dollars are now flowing back into its core. The latest positive news for the city came earlier this week, when the Downtown Development Authority voted to approve a financial plan that will lead to the construction of a new events center to be located in the heart of downtown Detroit. The authority will work in partnership with the Michigan Strategic Fund…
  • Opus Development’s Yungerman: An Up Front and Honest Man

    Bianca Herron
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:30 am
    Mike Yungerman Mike Yungerman has been around construction all of his life, as his father—who he calls his biggest mentor— was a plumbing contractor. “My father was the hardest, and smartest, working person I have known,” Yungerman said, now Vice President of Opus Development Company LLC. “He started from nothing and built a nice little plumbing business. He worked at least six days a week, and I have memories of paperwork and blueprints spread out on the dining room table on Sunday mornings. The work ethic he displayed growing up, and seeing it first hand while I worked weekends…
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    Reia of Macomb | Michigan Real Estate Investor Club

  • Why I Need a Licensed Real Estate Attorney

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

    Dylan Tanaka
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
      U.S. millionaires see real estate as the top alternative-asset class to own this year, according to Morgan Stanley. (MS) About 77 percent of investors with at least $1 million in assets own real estate, according to a survey released today by the New York-based investment bank’s wealth-management unit. Direct ownership of residential and commercial more »
  • Could LeBron James Leaving Cleveland Be The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Detroit Real Estate

    Dylan Tanaka
    30 Mar 2013 | 2:56 am
    To most people in Cleveland Ohio July 8th, 2010 was a dark day.  The Chosen One, The Second Coming, Their King announced he was leaving them and made his decision public (you can watch it here).  LeBron James was pretty much responsible for somewhere between 48 to 150 million dollars in revenue per year to more »
  • 7 Success Tips For Michigan Land Lords

    Dylan Tanaka
    25 Feb 2013 | 11:02 am
    Michigan land lords are sitting in the drivers seat since the Michigan Foreclosure Boom is over and values are coming back.  Not only were they able to buy great rental properties over the last 5 years but even right now there are thousands of houses in strong rental neighborhoods that are still available to cash more »
  • Have Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and HUD Wiped Out Real Estate Investors?

    Dylan Tanaka
    13 Feb 2013 | 4:52 am
      Does it feel like there’s either an armed guard stopping you from making offers these days? or That Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and HUD have real estate investors in a headlock I hate getting too technical but if you want to understand how and why the government may be trying to STOP you from more »
 
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    PropertyManager.com

  • How Do You Compete With The New Apartment Communities?

    Alexis Hammond
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    The Wall Street Journal recently noted that the share of new homes being built as rental apartments is at its highest level in four decades.  While it certainly helps the economy, an increase in apartment homes can strike fear in the hearts of many property managers.  After all, these newer units will likely boast state of the art features, along with a long list of amenities designed to attract renters.  So how does your (older) property compete with these sparkling new communities?  Here are just a few suggestions: Play up your property’s best features.   Does your community offer…
  • Property Managers Put Clients on “Bubble Alert” for Fiscal Planning

    Marc Courtenay
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    The U.S. economy has come a long way from the frightening fiscal collapse that happened at the end of the Bush administration in 2008. The Obama administration inherited the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. The Federal Reserve has been managing America’s monetary policies since 1913. Once former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke saw the dire realities facing the financial fabric of the country in the summer of that fateful year he and the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) pulled out all stops. Quantitative Easing, massive amounts of bond buying and the now famous “Zero…
  • Help Your Process Server to Save Time in Your Eviction

    Ted Kimball
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:26 am
    One of the longest delays in processing evictions occurs when not all occupants are served personally (hand to hand) with the unlawful detainer summons and complaint.  More often than not, the occupants know they must be legally served in order for the court to award a judgment for possession of the subject property.  If they are sophisticated, they know that they can delay the time for the eviction by two to three weeks if they successfully avoid the process server. If the unlawful detainer is not served in person, it can be served on another person who resides at the property or on the…
  • Property Managers Can Offer Clients a Piece of Crowd-funding Action

    Marc Courtenay
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:35 am
    Don’t let the lazy, crazy, hazy days of summer lull your property management business to sleep. Wake it up with timely communiqués that you send to your clients and potential clients. For example, why not ignite their imaginations with information about equity-based crowd-funding that specializes in real estate investment opportunities. I recently interviewed the co-founder of a company that has discovered such a niche. Heather Schwarz Lopes, the Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder of EarlyShares , along with company CEO Joanna Schwartz are focused on the  growing U.S. real estate…
  • [Slideshow] 8 Reasons Why Your Property Management Business Has Outgrown Quickbooks

    Alexis Hammond
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:49 am
    If you’re using Quickbooks to run your property management business, you may be experiencing common frustrations as you continue to grow. As a basic accounting software, Quickbooks only covers a fraction of your day-to-day property management activities. Learn more with this important slideshow on the reasons why your property management business may have outgrown Quickbooks. Some reasons include: You’re using Excel along with Quickbooks and you’re missing out on chances to easily market your vacancies and streamline your routine tasks. Your data can be prone to error and security is…
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    Select Property Group Ltd

  • Dubai announces plans for $1.4bn tourist development

    Steven Sedgwick
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:51 am
    The long-term sustainability of Dubai’s property market has supported the development of a new Atlantis project. Summary: Investment Corporation of Dubai announce plans for new $1.4 billion Atlantis hotel The 800-room hotel is set to open prior to World Expo 2020 Confidence for high-profile project is underpinned by strength of Dubai’s property market Property investment in Dubai has continued at a significant pace following the upturn of the global economy. Confidence in the emirate is high following the World Expo 2020 bid win and Dubai’s strengthening and diverse economy. This has…
  • ONS: UK property prices rise 11.7% year-on-year

    Steven Sedgwick
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:43 am
    Homeowners and property investors have seen their assets appreciate at a rate of 11.7% over the past 12 months. Summary: The ONS has revealed a full-year house price growth of 11.7% in the UK Residential property in England saw the sharpest rise, with prices increasing by 12% Buy-to-let investments are combining high capital growth with regular monthly yields Property investors have seen high returns on their investments so far in 2014, according to new official statistics. The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that residential property prices in the UK have…
  • Dubai’s property market still the world’s best performer

    Steven Sedgwick
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:10 am
    Dubai’s property market has displayed the world’s highest capital growth for the fifth quarter in a row. Summary: Dubai has topped the latest global report of house price growth Residential property in the emirate appreciated at a rate of 24% in the year to June Property investments continue to outperform other assets, with average global growth of 5.2% Dubai is continuing to provide property investors with the world’s largest capital appreciation returns. According to a new report from Knight Frank, house price growth in Dubai has outperformed every other country in the world over the…
  • Buy-to-let yields rise as year-on-year rents increase by 8.2%

    Steven Sedgwick
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:59 am
    Average monthly rents in the UK have increased by 8.2% over the past 12 months, demonstrating the value of a buy-to-let investment. Summary: The average monthly rent in the UK is now £921 – a 8.2% increase in 12 months Demand for rental property remains high in the majority of regions in the UK Tenants are becoming more affluent with average salaries 3.9% higher than a year ago The average rental payment across the UK increased by 8.2% in the 12 months to August, providing many buy-to-let property investors with returns that far outperform other asset classes. According to the August…
  • Investing at Different Budget Levels: Best Ways to Invest £500,000 and more

    Miriam Howarth
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:15 am
    This guide aims to show you the best ways to invest your money, whether it be in an ISA, Shares, Property or something more unique, such as Art or Wine.  Investing is a great way to make your money work harder and can help considerably to grow your total wealth in the long term. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need a large amount of money to invest – there are investment opportunities available even for small amounts of cash, although to a certain extent your best investment options will be dictated by how much money you have at your disposal (and what percentage of your total…
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    ERA Wilder Realty

  • 4 Things To Consider Before Buying Your Home  

    Surena Mitchell
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:55 am
    You are ready to buy a home and you are overwhelmed by all the different aspects of home ownership. Here are 4 things to consider before buying your home.  1. Are you committed? Buying a new home is a big step and a decision that should not be taken lightly. This is the place that you come to after a long day at work to relax and feel safe. Before purchasing a home, you should be committed to the work, willing to make personal sacrifices and realize the money that you will have to spend on your home. It is important that you think about if you are financially stable to afford a home and…
  • 8 Mistakes Home Sellers Make

    Surena Mitchell
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:45 pm
    You are ready to sell your home and a home buyer is ready to make that most importance investment and it could be your property. First, you need to know if your efforts will actually help or hinder the marketing and sale of your home. Here are several common mistakes that many home sellers make and how you can avoid them: 1. Leaving Clutter Having things such as children’s toys, unnecessary furniture, pictures and junk leaves your home feeling cluttered to others. You want your home to look as spacious as clean as possible. Clutter can make your space feel small to the potential buyer…
  • 2014 SC State Fair

    Surena Mitchell
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:44 am
    We are officially one month away from the annual South Carolina State Fair in Columbia, SC. This year’s fair will include activities and performers that you do not want to miss. Read below for deals and what to expect at the 2014 state fair. Performers October 8: The Marshall Tucker Band / 7:00 pm/ Price: FREE October 9: Shovels & Rope with the Restoration/ 7:00 pm/ Price: FREE October 10: Jennifer Nettles/ 7:00 pm/ Price: $30 (includes admission to fair) October 11: Lee Brice/ 7:00 pm/ Price: $20 (includes admission to fair) October 12: Fred Hammond with Donnie Mcklurkin/ 4:00 pm/…
  • Tips for Preparing Your Home to Sell

    Surena Mitchell
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:55 am
    Whether you are a first time home owner or you’re moving on to another house, you want to make sure that you’re not only purchasing a house but you can make your house into a home.  For those who are already comfortable in their home, there are ways that you can enhance and improve your home for potential buyers in the future.   Liven Up The Driveway A driveway is the entrance into your home, so why not make it look appealing? Adding stones, flowers or lights to your driveway brings life and makes your home more inviting. Adding these features to your home and is a good way to keep…
  • 10 Great Places to get Tailgate Food

    Surena Mitchell
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:19 am
    College Football has officially begun! The kick-off of University of South Carolina Football against Texas A&M this past Thursday begins the tailgating, fun and rivalries in Gamecock country. Tailgating can be a great opportunity to hang out with friends and family, but what is a tailgate without food? Here are some places to get great food for an even better price: 1. Bojangles: With locations all around Columbia including a location across the street from Williams Brice Stadium, Bojangles has some tasty tailgate specials for your Saturday fried chicken fix. Tailgate specials include: 8…
 
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    Salt Spring Island Real Estate

  • September 2014, Market Analysis

    saltspringislandrealestate@gmail.com ( Li Read)
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:45 pm
    How’s the Salt Spring Island Real Estate Market? Things are definitely “better”, real estate wise, in secondary home regions. They […]
  • August & July 2014, Market Analysis

    saltspringislandrealestate@gmail.com ( Li Read)
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:44 pm
    The main real estate sales window on the Pacific Northwest Coast seems to have evolved into a Summer/Fall market.This may […]
  • Salt Spring Island, 2014

    saltspringislandrealestate@gmail.com ( Li Read)
    10 Aug 2014 | 11:40 am
  • July 2014, Market Analysis

    saltspringislandrealestate@gmail.com ( Li Read)
    2 Jul 2014 | 5:13 am
    The main real estate sales window on the Pacific Northwest Coast seems to have evolved into a Summer/Fall market.This may […]
  • June 2014 – Market Analysis

    saltspringislandrealestate@gmail.com ( Li Read)
    1 Jun 2014 | 10:00 am
    Well, here we are at the beginning of June, a half-way point in our calendar year…yet only the beginning of […]
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    rentBits Blog

  • Remotely Wins First Place in SIM Tank Best New Start-Up Pitch

    rentBits Team
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Remotely won first place in the second annual SIM Tank Best Start-Up Pitch competition. There were some incredible companies that presented and we are honored to have been selected as the best new start-up.
  • How to Make Better Use of a Small Space

    rentBits Team
    13 Jul 2014 | 8:14 am
    People that are looking to rent an apartment may look for one with ample space to get enough room for everything they already have, and everything they are going to get in the future. However, you do not need an incredible amount of space to have a fulfilling and enjoyable experience in your apartment. It [...]
  • Remotely.com Named Best New Multifamily Start-Up

    rentBits Team
    7 May 2014 | 8:38 pm
    remotely.com is honored to have been named the 2014 best new multifamily start-up at the National Apartment Internet Marketing Conference which attracts more than 600 Senior Level Multifamily Executives from around the nation. All companies selected won the first round of judging which was held the day before at the MTEC (Multifamily Technology and Entrepreneurship Conference.) All of [...]
  • Channel 9 News - New technology helps renters, landlords

    rentBits Team
    1 Apr 2014 | 7:48 am
  • Some Straightforward Apartment Tips for A Newbie Renter

    rentBits Team
    6 Mar 2014 | 8:11 am
    As a newbie renter, it can often take a large amount of preparation and comparison in order to locate an apartment which will suit your needs at a price that you are willing to pay. Too many first time renters make the mistake of choosing to rent an apartment that is simply not the right [...]
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    San Fernando Valley Real Estate

  • 11485 Moorpark #17, Studio City, is now on the market

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:53 pm
    Do you want an affordable townhouse in the Tujunga Village neighborhood of Studio City? Wanna live within 3 blocks of Aroma Cafe (below), Vitellos or Girasol? (Yay! Never circle for parking again!) Here's your chance.  This 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhouse has just listed for $399,000.  It features a front exposure, two balconies, washer/dryer hookups, security building, new paint, new carpet, laminate downstairs, fireplace, lots of closet space, pool and gym.  The HOA is incredibly low -- $225/month -- and includes earthquake insurance.  And of course the complex allows…
  • Beat the heat at today at 629 N. Keystone, Burbank - open 2 to 5

    14 Sep 2014 | 8:55 am
    I promise the air conditioning will be on.  Check 629NKeystone.com for more pictures and details.
  • 629 N. Keystone, Burbank is open Thursday from 9:30 to noon and this weekend, too!

    10 Sep 2014 | 11:24 am
    Looking for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with an open floor plan, killer kitchen, pool and aesthetic flair? Come see my 629 N. Keystone on Thursday, the 11th, from 9:30 to noon or on Sunday, the 14th, from 2:00 to 5:00.  It is listed for $779,000 and is in a great Magnolia Park neighborhood with outstanding Burbank public schools. Other showings by pre-arrangement.
  • 629 N. Keystone, Burbank - great indoor-outdoor flow and 3 beds, 2 baths!

    7 Sep 2014 | 6:47 pm
    Interactive FloorPlan PresentationThis amazing Magnolia Park home will be on the market tomorrow for $779,000.  Everything you could want is here: cool aesthetic vibe, great indoor-outdoor flow, big rooms, open floor plan, huge pool, beautiful xeriscape with fountains, big 2-car garage, chefs' kitchen and stellar location.  Call me for more details or if you'd like to view it.
  • Jens closes on his new Burbank condo

    29 Aug 2014 | 10:07 am
    This is Jens, otherwise known as JB (it's been a month for JBs).  He just closed escrow on his first home -- a great two bedroom condo in east Burbank.  This was supposed to be a video of me handing him the keys, but alas, the film thingy wasn't working on my phone. Fun fact: his backpack contains paint samples. Jens has been a wonderful client and was very eager to learn the ins-and-outs of the home buying process.  I know he and girlfriend Kristy will really have a wonderful time making the condo their own.  Another nice thing: The listing agent on this is an old friend…
 
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    ReTechulous

  • Fannie Mae “Homestyle Renovation” Fixer Upper Funnel Demo

    Ryan
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:38 am
    We're reliably getting leads, with phone numbers for under $5 a piece through this funnel. Members click here to get started with it now... (should take under 20-30 minutes to have it all set up.)
  • 180 Leads in 2 Days

    Ryan
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:12 am
    Ryan's Walkthru Video PDF With Screenshots Showing The Landing Page, 2nd Step Survey, Follow Up Sequence, & Ad Being Run On Facebook
  • Strategy Session 9/10/2014

    Ryan
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:27 am
    Sorry this page is for Members Only . Click Here to Start a Free Trial Today Please login / become a member.
  • The “HouseItHanging” Database Tree Shaker Email…

    Ryan
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:04 am
    Use this email/approach to turn some of those "buyer leads" in your database into listing opportunities... Here's the text for the email if you want to use it... Hi... If you're curious about how your House is "Hanging" in current market just go here: Link = http://instantlyaccess.com/whatsmineworth/?de=ENTERYOUREMAILHERE Fill out the quick form and we'll be in touch with an opinion of how much your property might sell for in the next few months if you were to put it up for sale. Or you can just hit reply and let me know your address, and I'll send over a quick analysis in the next day or…
  • Powerful Simple Email Scripts You Should Use Immediately (Strategy Session 9/3/2014)

    Ryan
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
    Link to scripts Sorry this page is for Members Only . Click Here to Start a Free Trial Today Please login / become a member.
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    NeilSchwartz.net

  • Sales Meeting 9-15-14, The Marshmallow Test

    Neil Schwartz
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:35 pm
    How committed are you to your own success? How much are you willing to forego now to get what you want later? Take the Marshmallow test and find out if YOU are getting in your way. CLICK HERE FOR NOTESRelated Posts:Sales Meeting 6-2-2014, You Still Have Time to Finish StrongSales Meeting 6-16-2014,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How Are You Spending Your Time?

    Neil Schwartz
    13 Sep 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Successful people have the same amount of time in the day as others, but unlike many others, they are committed to using their time wisely. Watch now, your time is opportunity…don’t waste it.Related Posts:Manage Your Time….Increase Your SalesSales Meeting 8-13-2012Your Time is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Do You Have a Positive Mindset?

    Neil Schwartz
    13 Sep 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Mindset drives action and action drives success. You need to have a positive mindset to achieve your goals. Watch now and learn how to feed your brain what it needs for you to succeed.Related Posts:What Quality Is Necessary For Success?Sales Meeting 10-14-2013, What Are You Telling Yourself?Aren’t... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sales Meeting 9-8-2014, Why Some Agents Lose Money

    Neil Schwartz
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:39 pm
    Real Estate agents lose money for a variety of reasons. Most of them having to do with losing control or not gaining control of the direction and development of their business and their skills. Learn how you can gain control by focusing on the things that matter. CLICK HERE FOR NOTESRelated... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Are You Great At Customer Service?

    Neil Schwartz
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:19 pm
    Great customer service is critical to your success. Watch now and learn what great customer service looks like.Related Posts:Previewing PropertyAsking QuestionsDefinition of Great ServiceProduct KnowledgeWhat if You Could Be Better? [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    findwell Blog

  • Should I renovate my home before I put it on the market?

    findwell
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:03 am
    If you are a home owner thinking about selling your home, there are likely some repairs you’ve considered fixing or renovations you’ve considered undertaking before putting your home on market. You may be wondering what is worth addressing now to gain a higher sales price. While there are no clear-cut answers, it is worth discussing with your real estate agent what the best course of action is before going on market. We have put together some general recommendations that may help. Repairs normally fall into three main categories: Major Remodel / Renovations Some sellers wonder if…
  • Our take on Zillow buying Trulia for $3.5 billion

    findwell
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:34 am
    Huge news in the real estate world today, as Zillow announces that they are going to acquire Trulia for $3.5 billion. Seattle has definitely become the epicenter of online real estate and technology. As a real estate brokerage, we actively market our seller’s listings on both sites and also pay for advertising to help us gain new customers. I shared some in-depth thoughts and analysis in a guest article on GeekWire today. The post Our take on Zillow buying Trulia for $3.5 billion appeared first on findwell Blog.
  • When Do I Get the Keys to My New House?

    findwell
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:40 pm
    When do I get the keys to my new house? findwell agent Matt Martel answers in this installment of Ask an Agent. Q: When do I get the keys to my new house? You get the keys to your new house when the deed is recorded at the county recorders office. That usually happens about four-o’clock, five-o’clock in the afternoon on the day of closing. And the day of closing is usually about one or two days after you’ve signed all of your loan documents at the escrow office. Q: Can I start moving my stuff in after I transferred my money to escrow? You cannot start moving your stuff in to…
  • Is it possible to get a great deal when buying a house?

    findwell
    3 Jul 2014 | 9:36 am
    We’ve received thousands of inquiries from potential home buyers over the years. By far, one of the most common things we hear is “I want to get a great deal, so send me homes that are fill in the blank.” The “fill in the blank” part is stuff like under market value, foreclosures, short sales, fixers or homes that will appreciate more. The simple fact is “getting a great deal” is very difficult to achieve in real estate. There are bargains out there, but market forces often work against anyone getting a really “great deal.” If you think…
  • How Important is Professional Photography to Getting My Home Sold?

    findwell
    26 Jun 2014 | 3:39 pm
    How important is professional photography to getting my home sold? findwell agent Tamar Baber answers in this installment of Ask an Agent. Q: How important is professional photography to getting my home sold? Photography is very important to getting your home sold, and I would choose an agent who uses professional photography in every listing. Good photographs will show the quality of your home, they’re going to show the colors, and the lighting in the different rooms. It is very difficult to tell what the home is like and whether you are going to want to see it if the photography is…
 
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    NuWire Investor: RealEstateInvestment

  • Canadian Home Sales Up Again, Fueled By Vancouver, Calgary & Toronto

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:34 am
    Home sales in Canada increased by almost 2% in August compared with the previous month and prices were up 5.3% year on year, according to the latest index from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). Actual, not seasonally adjusted, activity stood 2.1% above August 2013 levels and the number...
  • Demand For Montenegro Property Is High, But Housing Prices Are Falling - What Gives?

    16 Sep 2014 | 6:38 am
    Montenegro’s house prices - as recorded in  the official statistics - are falling.  But the reality is that there is strong property demand, a healthy construction sector, and (especially) booming tourism and foreign luxury property demand, which in turn is making some locals...
  • Foreigners Account For 1 In 10 Paris Property Sales

    16 Sep 2014 | 6:32 am
    Foreign buyers are increasingly snapping up properties in and around Paris with new figures showing they account for almost one in 10 sales. In the three districts that make up the Ile de France some 9.2% of buyers were from overseas, the first time such a number of sales has been seen for 15 years...
  • From PM To President - Erdogan To Take Turkey’s Investment Appeal To A New Level

    15 Sep 2014 | 6:03 am
    Building on Turkey’s bullish economy and growing the country’s appeal to foreign investors are among key aims of Turkey’s newly elected President Recep Tayyip Erdogan – and a promising first half of 2014 would indicate the foundations are there for him to achieve this. Foreign...
  • Pressures Against Winning Market Support for Reverse Merger Transactions

    15 Sep 2014 | 5:39 am
    Taking companies public is an oft misunderstood process. The steps, cost and timing vary widely, depending on the method, process and exchange on which the stock is traded. The higher the exchange, the larger the firm, the greater the cost. The cost, quality and speed trade-off also comes into play...
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    Chicago Agent Magazine

  • Builder Confidence Rises to Highest Level in 9 Years

    Peter Ricci
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Builder Confidence Rises to Highest Level in 9 Years was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Builder confidence has continued its recovery in September, according to new NAHB research. Homebuilders... Builder Confidence Rises to Highest Level in 9 Years 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.
  • 5 Fascinating Findings on How Generation Z Perceives Homeownership

    Peter Ricci
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:18 pm
    5 Fascinating Findings on How Generation Z Perceives Homeownership was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Generation Z, according to new survey results, have interesting views on homeownership. #168830662 /... 5 Fascinating Findings on How Generation Z Perceives Homeownership 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.
  • Hesitant Banks Keep Mortgage Originations Low

    James McClister
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Hesitant Banks Keep Mortgage Originations Low was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Housing experts comment on the industry’s slow recovery, and tight lending and  underwriting standards... Hesitant Banks Keep Mortgage Originations Low 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.
  • 5 Important Agent Safety Tips For Selling a Home

    Peter Ricci
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    5 Important Agent Safety Tips For Selling a Home was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Whether you like it or not, selling a home can put you in harm’s... 5 Important Agent Safety Tips For Selling a Home 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.
  • 4 Stats that Explain Why Housing Still Hasn’t Recovered

    Peter Ricci
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:43 am
    4 Stats that Explain Why Housing Still Hasn’t Recovered was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Housing has been stuck in a rut in 2014, but when you look at... 4 Stats that Explain Why Housing Still Hasn’t Recovered 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

  • Subtle Painting Tricks to Help Give Your House a Little Color without Serious Clashing

    Sara MacLennan
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:46 am
    If your home’s interior or exterior needs a little pick-me-up, it can be tough to add a pop of colour without clashing with your current décor, furniture, and paint colours. However, you can subtly add a little color around the home by sneaking bright colors into less noticeable areas—the colors with breathe a little life […]
  • Weekly Real Estate Market Update, Sept. 12/14

    Sara MacLennan
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:18 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: 452 (394, 373, 436) # Sales: 291 (263, 319, 318) Ratio: 64% (67%, 86%, 73%) # Price Changes: 280 (266, 258, 252) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 143 (328, 148, 147) Net loss/gain […]
  • Edmonton’s Best Elementary Schools

    Sara MacLennan
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:25 pm
    The Fraser Institute shows a ranking of all Alberta schools on its web site: http://www.fraserinstitute.org. It’s a searchable ranking that shows how well schools performed on grade 3 and 6 provincial academic tests over a number of years. It allows you to compare the academic performance of individual schools based on a number of different […]
  • Edmonton Real Estate Blog Gets a Facelift

    Sara MacLennan
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:05 pm
    Were you looking for something that looked more like the image above? Don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place, we’ve just updated a few things. In honour of our 9th anniversary, coming up in less than a month, we’ve got a fresh new look and feel that we hope our readers will love as much […]
  • Weekly Real Estate Market Update, Sep. 5/14

    Sara MacLennan
    5 Sep 2014 | 10:11 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: 394 (373, 436, 486) # Sales: 263 (319, 318, 346) Ratio: 67% (86%, 73%, 71%) # Price Changes: 266 (258, 252, 281) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 328 (148, 147, 140) Net loss/gain […]
 
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  • Level Office Levels the Playing Field for Technology Companies

    Jennifer LeClaire
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    CHICAGO – Some of the best business concepts are born out of sheer need. Such is the case with Level Office, a shared office space in Chicago. The brainchild of Bill Bennett, a professor at Kellogg and a lifelong entrepreneur, Level Office was born out of years of frustrating searches for a professional and affordable Chicago office space. Bennett couldn’t find one, so he built one. “At Level, we provide clients with the ability to focus on growing their business. We still provide the collaborative environment for brainstorming and idea sharing, but we also provide private…
  • How Flexible Work Could Change Your ‘Work-Life’

    Jennifer LeClaire
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:08 am
    LOS ANGELES – Flexible work may be popular during summer vacation season, but new research from Regus is showing flexible work is actually a key to long-term happiness well beyond summer. According to a poll of 2,200 business owners and senior managers, a whopping 90 percent say flexible work options, such as flexible hours, executive office suites and virtual office space closer to home, is an effective way to improve staff morale and help employees achieve a better work-life balance. Regus research also points to more appreciation of flexible work benefits. Specifically, 81 percent of…
  • This Office Space is a Kansas City First for Regus

    Jennifer LeClaire
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:34 am
    KANSAS CITY – “Kansas City, Kansas City here we come.” That’s the tune Regus is singing as it sets up yet more executive office suites in Kansas City. Regus’ latest business center sits in the heart of downtown in the Kansas City Cosby Building. This is a history building at the corner of 9th street and Baltimore in the middle of the Garment District. According to Historic Kansas City, preservationists got together with the Downtown Council and convinced the city to invest in the building’s stabilization rather than fund its demolition. The building’s fate was up in the…
  • Detroit Coworking Office Space Revs Up Motor City

    Jennifer LeClaire
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:28 am
    DETROIT – TechTown Detroit’s Junction440 coworking office space for entrepreneurs is making waves in Motor City. Located on a renovated floor in the historic 440 Burroughs Street building in Midtown Detroit, the $1.5 million, 20,000-square-foot facility is not your typical coworking office space. With renovations funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the site also features TechTown’s public event facilities, and acceleration, incubation and administrative suites. And floors two through five are home to traditional commercial tenants. “This space will…
  • Houston Office Space Offers ‘Green’ Convenience

    Jennifer LeClaire
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:31 am
    AUSTIN – BusinesSuites is throwing down the gauntlet in the Houston executive office suites market. The alternative workspace provider just opened its seventh executive office suites project in the Houston area. Specifically, BusinesSuites has taken up residence at The Woodlands, Texas at Hughes Landing. Dubbed BusinesSuites Hughes Landing, the Houston office space is located at 1790 Hughes Landing Boulevard. “We help businesses avoid the hassle and commitment of a conventional office lease without compromising on professionalism, infrastructure or amenities,” says John G. Jordan,…
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  • Notorious POD: Episode 11 — Kathy Dryden of Allre.com

    Rob Hahn
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:50 am
      Wow, it’s been a long time, eh? I apologize for the lapse, but as I sort of explain in the podcast itself, I’ve been busy, and there hasn’t been that much going on that makes me want to record one of these. But… that’s changed with the introduction of Allre.com, a new startup based […]
  • Listhub Acquires Point2; I Think of TS Eliot

    Rob Hahn
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:19 am
    [EDIT: Please see the clarification posted below.] I’ve been hearing rumblings about a big game-changing deal for a couple of days, and this morning, it’s been confirmed. Listhub, a Move entity, has acquired Point2 from Yardi, bringing all listings syndication in the United States under one roof. From Celeste Starchild, General Manager of Listhub: Move […]
  • So, About This “Our Listings” Business…

    Rob Hahn
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:27 am
    I saw a post on a Facebook group that references this Inman News story about Zillow having no plans to raise prices. The Facebook author (Miriam Bernstein) thought the key graf from the story was this: “As long as we’re partners in success, we’re happy,” Liniger [CEO of REMAX] told Rascoff in front of the […]
  • Dear Realogy: What’s Stopping You?

    Rob Hahn
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:12 pm
    This is a brief note that I would have put on Facebook or something, except that such things get lost in the tides of time and Facebook’s rapidly scrolling updates. I want to be able to refer back to this at some later point. At the recent NAR Leadership Summit, there was a panel of […]
  • My God, I Love These Videos…

    Rob Hahn
    8 Aug 2014 | 9:55 am
    Look, if you’ve been a regular reader, you know that I don’t do “blogging for clients” type of junk you’ll find elsewhere on the real estate web. My clients are my clients, I don’t talk about them, what I do talk to them about is between me and them, and this blog here is my […]
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  • Bloomberg Radio Guest Interview

    Marco Santarelli
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Once again, I was honored to be invited back as a guest on the Investing Coast-2-Coast radio show with Pete Asmus and Ivan Oberon. These two guys broadcast a great daily radio show and have a ton of fun doing it.  It is a “must listen to” radio program for new and seasoned real estate investors. On the radio show we went into depth on each of my 10 Rules of Successful Real Estate Investing.  We also covered a few other topics as we went off on tangents.  Be sure to listen to the program. Read the rest of Bloomberg Radio Guest Interview » For more articles like this,…
  • 5 Reasons Real Estate Is (Once Again) a Prudent Investment

    Brenton Hayden
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    If you are someone who has given up on the dream of real estate investment, before even giving it a serious look, consider a few trends. Construction is on the rise, foreclosures and repossessions are decreasing.  The U.S. Census Bureau recently reported that new residential sales in May 2014 have increased an estimated 16.9 percent compared to the same period last year. Far from least, US median property sales are up over 11% annually, the biggest increase since 2012. It’s clear, conditions are optimal.  Given today’s economy, with low property prices, decreased interest rates and…
  • Why Investors Should Continue Buying Real Estate

    Steve Sjuggerud
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Is this the end of the housing recovery? NO! “By keeping interest rates low, we are trying to make homes more affordable and revive the housing market.” That came from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen earlier this year. My friend, that’s all you need to know when it comes to the housing market today. Read the rest of Why Investors Should Continue Buying Real Estate » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2014 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate Investments. Your Premier Source for Turnkey Investment Property.
  • How Will Immigration Impact Residential Real Estate?

    Marco Santarelli
    4 Aug 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Demographically, a lot has been written about how Millennials and Baby Boomers will impact real estate.  But how will 11 million undocumented immigrants impact residential real estate if they are given residency? Will millions of undocumented immigrants buy houses and increase prices and rents?  Already, we are starting to see some signs of how immigration is impacting housing. Read the rest of How Will Immigration Impact Residential Real Estate? » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2014 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate Investments.
  • The Long and Winding Recovery

    Marco Santarelli
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:37 pm
    Zillow’s second quarter Real Estate Market Report shows national home values rose 6.3% on a year-over-year basis from June 2013 to $174,200.  The last time national home values were at this level was back in March 2005.  (Housing prices peaked in 2006.) Rents were up 2.5% on a year-over-year basis.  The Zillow Home Value Forecast calls for 4.2% appreciation nationally from June 2014 to June 2015. Read the rest of The Long and Winding Recovery » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2014 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate Investments.
 
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  • ASH NYC to premiere West Village townhouse project

    Joyce Chen
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Photo: ASH NYC ASH NYC is on the cusp of launching a duo of revamped nineteenth-century townhouses in the West Village. Located at 13 and 21 Eighth Avenue off West 12th Street, the landmarked 20-foot-wide, Federal Style buildings were previously operated as a nine-room hotel. The townhouses will be two luxury single-family homes — one duplex and one triplex — with ground-floor retail, according to the developer’s site. Pre-renovation, 13 Eighth Avenue was a three-story 1901 brick building measuring 1,360 square feet, with ground-floor retail and three hotel rooms in the upper…
  • VANDYK is bringing a new condo community to Clarkson Village with The Craftsman

    buzzhomeblog
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Located in the southwest corner of Mississauga along the shores of Lake Ontario, Clarkson Village is a popular Mississauga neighbourhood. And with good reason. Residents enjoy unique shops and restaurants as well as plenty of outdoor recreational spaces. There’s everything from golf courses to yacht clubs. Of the many expansive green spaces, Rattray Marsh is home to boardwalks and well-maintained trails, and Jack Darling Memorial Park along the waterfront boasts one Ontario’s largest off-leash dog parks. If that sounds like an ideal place to call home, we’ve got good news.
  • Get into Novella, spacious homes in a quiet and convenient Coquitlam community

    buzzhomeblog
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Novella is a new condo development by Springbank Properties currently in preconstruction at Breslay Street and Langside Avenue in Coquitlam. A low-rise concrete building, the project will be comprised of only 77 homes, each designed as a penthouse and adorned in the best appliances, flooring and finishings. The seven-story project will also boast two over-sized outdoor areas. Novella’s location, while close to countless urban amenities, offers residents a quiet park-like setting away from major streets and intersections. Tucked away from Burquitlam Park, homeowners will be within walking…
  • Renderings land for Trumark Urban’s 1554 Market Street

    Joyce Chen
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:43 am
    Renderings via Dolmen Consulting Engineers We’ve spotted new renderings for 1554 Market Street, Trumark Urban’s development in the Civic Center area. Located along the north side of Market Street, between South Van Ness Avenue and 12th Street, the building will rise 12 stories tall. Permits for the $41 million project were filed in November 2013. The developer’s site indicates that the mixed-use building will have approximately 120 new residential units and up to 4,500 square feet of ground-floor retail. The project will be designed by Handel Architects, according to the…
  • ME Living set to unveil SKY Suites at presentation centre this Saturday

    buzzhomeblog
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:40 am
    Taking a significant step towards completion, the Lash Group of Companies is set to release units on four floors of its highly anticipated ME Living Condos in Scarborough. This Saturday at their presentation centre, ME Living will be offering limited time savings and incentives for potential buyers — and a free food festival to boot. Lavish penthouses and new floor plans on the top two floors of the two-tower condominium are to be featured in the release. All SKY Suites offer spectacular views and come equipped with spacious balconies and/or terraces, perfect for open-air lounging. The…
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  • Did Our Gorgeous August Affect Real Estate Sales On Seattle’s Eastside?

    Sinick & Beaupain Team
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:11 am
    Seattle Eastside Real Estate Sales Through August, 2014   The end of summer brought the first decline for Seattle Eastside home sales this year.  I wouldn't get too alarmed, though, as sales dropped by only 2.5%.  August always seems to be a slower month as people rush to get kids ready for school or cram those last summer weekends full of fun activities.   The number of pending sales this year, 768, is very similar to last August, when 776 homes sold.  The market did not die after last August and it will not die after this August.  The real estate…
  • A Healthy Market for Condo Sales in July on Seattle’s Eastside

    Sinick & Beaupain Team
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:42 am
    Seattle Eastside Condo sales are still strong with 60% of the available condos selling in July.  The average market time was 29 days and median pricing was about the same as last year, $270,000.  The most active month so far this year was back in April, when 95% of the condos for sale sold!  It's still a good market.  More than 1/2 the condos sold last month, a very good and healthy number of sales.  If you'd like more information about the condo market or your condo in particular, please feel free to contact us. We're here to help!
  • July 2014 Real Estate Performs As Expected on Seattle’s Eastside

    Sinick & Beaupain Team
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:34 pm
    The most number of homes for sale so far this year?  No big surprise.  We've seen the same roller coaster of real estate activity on Seattle's eastside every year.  The market was still strong as almost 50% of Seattle eastside homes sold in July. The peak of sales activity, as it is every year, was back in the spring.  In March, 67% of the homes for sale sold and in April 68% sold. In July,  we have the most number of homes for sale so far this year, although August could top that number.  Days on the market are still low as it is only taking 38 days on…
  • Seattle Eastside Condo Sales Remain Steady in June

    Sinick & Beaupain Team
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:33 pm
      Numbers have been holding more steady in the last couple of months for Seattle Eastside Condo sales as the pattern is not all that different from May to June.  Although, slightly more condos were for sale and slightly fewer sold in June. In June 63% of the condos sold.  Median pricing for condos stood at $291,000 up from $279,000 in 2011.  Condos took 32 days to sell on average and sold for 99% of the asking price.  If you'd like more information about the condo market or your condo in particular, please feel free to contact us. We're here to help!
  • Is Summer The Busiest Time for Real Estate on Seattle’s Eastside?

    Sinick & Beaupain Team
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:21 pm
    No matter how many times people hear the market is the most active in the spring, many people think summer is the busiest time.   Summer is still a great time to sell, but now that we're into an absolutely fabulous July, buyers often join friends and family for weekend outings.  It can cause the activity to slow down a bit, but it does not go away by any means.  In fact, we tell sellers to expect more activity during the week.  With the days at their longest for the year, buyers often prefer to see homes after work and save weekends to enjoy the spectacular…
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  • UK Landlords Earning £32bn a Year

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:41 am
    <br/> </p> Unprecedented growth in the UK&#8217;s buy-to-let market has created a new wealth class amongst landlords, currently earning more than &#163;2.7bn each month. </p> As house prices have risen exponentially in recent years, the volume of landlords has increased in line with spiraling demand for affordable housing. </p> Adding momentum to growth in the buy-to-let market is increasing appetite for income generating assets and a shift towards investing in student accommodation and managed residential property. </p> The number of people privately…
  • Finnair Announces Direct Flights to Malta

    15 Sep 2014 | 3:24 am
    <br/> </p> New year-round flights from Helsinki to&nbsp; Malta are expected to be operating within months, bringing a huge boost to the tiny island&#8217;s property market. </p> The announcement came from Malta&#8217;s Ambassador to Finland , Michael Zammit Tabona who said that airline Finnair&#8217;s &nbsp;direct links to Malta will pave the way for many other economic exchanges in terms of real estate, tourism and foreign direct investment. </p> It currently takes most of the day for visitors from Finland to travel to Malta, making the country a…
  • Upbeat Forecasts for Turkish Property

    12 Sep 2014 | 5:16 am
    <br/> </p> The Turkish economy is steaming ahead towards recovery, with a drastically improved outlook for its property markets, after a year of robust expansion in 2013. </p> Residential sale prices for existing homes increased 1.41% in Turkey overall during July 2014, with residential rents rising 1.17% in the same month. </p> Although the domestic property market still faces challenges and demand remains weak, the climate for foreign investors has improved significantly, with interest focusing mainly on apartments in resort areas. </p> Residential rental…
  • French Buyers Swamp Spain in Property Bargain Hunt

    11 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    French investors are flocking to Spain in search of a bargain holiday home in light of the weakened state of France&#8217;s property market, and the severe impact of President Hollande's austerity measures. </p> According to data from property website Kyero , French buyers accounted for 18.2% of overseas enquiries for Spanish properties from January-June 2014. </p> Britons still lead the charge taking a 54.4% slice of the foreign investment market in Spain with Germany trailing someway behind France with around 7.5% of enquiries recorded by the property portal. </p>…
  • Cyprus Acts to Unlock Further €350m Troika Bailout

    10 Sep 2014 | 5:15 am
    Cyprus has passed a new law to streamline the foreclosure process which had previously prevented banks from repossessing more than 200,000 properties on the island. </p> The change in legislation comes as part of a condition set by the Troika (trio) of lenders including; The European Commission , The European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund , who will now take a decision on releasing the next tranche of the &#8364;10bn loan.&nbsp; </p> After weeks of heated debate which has been referred to as 'bickering', the controversial foreclosure bill was finally…
 
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  • We Will Never Forget

    11 Sep 2014 | 8:40 am
    Can it really be 13 years? It seems like yesterday to me...I was having coffee with a friend...my phone rang three times. I looked at it finally and saw it was a call from each of my three sons. I called my middle son back first since he was the first call---all he said was that something horrible had happened---he described it briefly, but told me I should get right over to my mom's home as he knew she would be upset. At that point I could not even begin to imagine the enormity of what was ahead for our country that day, and the days to follow. Who could have ever imagined such a horrific…
  • Mortgage News

    21 Aug 2014 | 12:20 pm
    New FICO Scoring System In a recent article published by the National Mortgage Professional Magazine, it was announced that the FICO scoring system will be restructured in order to help borrowers qualify for loans more easily. One of the primary differences we will see is that median FICO score for consumers whose only derogatory references are unpaid medical debts will increase by 25 points.  It has been determined that medical collections should have a lower impact on the score since in most cases it is not commensurate with the credit risk they represent, nor the…
  • Record Breaking Rainfall In Naples Florida

    9 Aug 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Flash Flooding Hits Naples Florida Hard! Last Monday Naples Florida received over 7" of rain in one day! The heaviest rain came between 1:00 and 2:00 PM where nearly 4" were recorded at Naples airport. This set an all-time record for rainfall, making it the wettest August day on record in Naples. This caused many major roads to close; stranded cars wrecked havoc as they lined up along the side of roads and in the middle of intersections. All available towing companies were backed up for hours trying to assist motorists that ventured out into the deluge. In some…
  • New Waterfront Listing in Naples Florida

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:43 am
    Contemporary Touches Throughout Royal Harbor ~ Naples Florida The Harris-Peppe Team has been selected to market this wonderful home! Fabulous opportunity to own a beautifully renovated 3 bedroom waterfront home located in one of SW Florida's premier boating communities. Move right in and enjoy the meticulous updating, the oversized and private home site offering lush landscaping, and a great location where you can walk or bike to downtown! This boater's dream includes a huge dock, a 15,000lb lift and direct gulf access. Call us today to see why we think this is one of the best…
  • Why I love Southwest Florida ~ Top 100 Reasons

    24 Jun 2014 | 1:39 pm
    ...The Countdown Continues! Earlier this month I decided to do a "Top 100 Reasons Why I Love SW Florida" blog feature---honestly, I think when I get to 100, I'll be able to do another 100! There are so many reasons to be grateful we live, work and play in this wonderful town we call 'Paradise', Naples Florida. What I am here to tell you about is what puts the REAL in real estate...those things that give our area its true value. Many are intangible, like that which I am going to post about today...   The #3 Reason Why I Love Southwest Florida: Magnificent Sunsets!    …
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  • Buy Real Estate with Retirement Funds – Using Retirement Funds to Buy Real Estate

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

    Charlie Allred
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Recently, I’ve had several clients asking me about living in Arizona retirement communities and Scottsdale retirement communities in particular.  Tons of my clients are from out of state and looking for a Scottsdale home to call theirs for the winter.  I love helping these clients find a second home, here in Scottsdale, basically a Scottsdale retirement home! Some of these clients looking for their Arizona retirement community think that Scottsdale will be too expensive, I’m here to show you homes that are available in Scottsdale retirement communities that are very affordable!
  • Scottsdale Real Estate News: What No One is Talking About

    Charlie Allred
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:55 am
    Scottsdale real estate, well Phoenix real estate for that matter, has had a slower year during 2014 than in 2013.   When I speak with Scottsdale homeowners, they are generally very concerned about the fact that the Scottsdale real estate market has slowed, my response is always positive, things are moving in the right direction and prices are stable.  It is taking longer to sell Scottsdale homes and less are selling.  However, I’m going to take a closer look at the Scottsdale real estate numbers in this article to prove the market is moving in the right direction. Scottsdale Real…
  • Phoenix Real Estate Market Report

    Charlie Allred
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:57 pm
    I have been describing the Phoenix real estate market as “sludgy” for several months.  The July 2014 Phoenix real estate numbers are showing the market slowing a bit.  Let’s talk about the numbers below. New Listings in Phoenix Real Estate The number of new listings (homes newly for sale in Phoenix) is down, we are lower than the 5 year average.  There were 8,114 new listings in July, the 5 year average is 9,350 new listings.  I see this statistic as a positive statistic because if too many new listings come on the market and homes not selling all that quickly, the…
  • Old Town Scottsdale : The Guide to Old Town Scottsdale

    Charlie Allred
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:31 am
    In writing my last post about Old Town Scottsdale and Old Town Scottsdale homes, what to expect in the homes, I started thinking about how a big picture article was necessary about Old Town Scottsdale.  I started researching what the main Scottsdale visitors sites said, and oh my was I overwhelmed! It was so nitty gritty, I mean how many articles about Old Town Scottsdale do I want to read before visiting? Plus, have you ever visited another city (i’m sure you have) and read books (I did when we went to Spain), then on the day of the visit somewhere, I couldn’t remember the exact details…
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  • DIY tips: The Best Way to Clean a Hardwood Floor

    admin
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:33 am
    A high-quality hardwood floor can give you and your family many years of enjoyment. However, in order to preserve its allure and showroom sparkle, a comprehensive schedule of cleaning and maintenance is required. While hardwood floors require less upkeep than carpets, it’s still important to use methods and cleaning agents that won’t affect your floor’s natural qualities. Prevention is the best cure The best way to preserve your hardwood floors look and protective layer is to prevent dirt, excess water and potentially harmful substances from ever getting anywhere near it. The…
  • Current trends in the London property market

    admin
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:13 am
    With a well-known national newspaper reporting on possibly the world’s smallest but most expensive house in North London this week – where people visiting the house walk through the front door only to find themselves directly under the bed – one can fairly confidently suggest that the London property market is holding its own. London is still an incredibly desirable location to live. In fact, everything points to now being a good time to invest as the property market grows and grows, and London is the first to experience a positive uplift. This belief is supported by data from…
  • Guide To Renovations & Extensions

    admin
    4 Aug 2014 | 2:43 pm
    According to uktv.co.uk, around 25% of all home renovation projects end up going over budget. As a homeowner, you are obviously keen to add as much value as possible to your property when selling it but there are a number of things you need to consider. 5 Things You Need To Look Out For Planning Permission: Once your project goes beyond a certain scale (see legal considerations below), it will be necessary to get planning permission. This can be a time consuming process and it also costs around £1,000. DIY Pitfalls: Legally, you need to be qualified to complete certain DIY jobs such as…
  • Mortgage matters – buying a home, have you got everything in order?

    admin
    2 May 2014 | 11:03 am
    Buying a house can be a challenging affair and it can take years to save up enough money to get on the property ladder. Once you do have a deposit at the ready – and have an adequate credit rating – there are still various things to consider. Purchasing a home that’s not right for you and your circumstances can lead to a number of problems down the line, so it really is a good idea to approach the market sensibly, armed with a detailed knowledge of it. Services like Experian Mortgage Matters can provide you with in-depth advice about your options when it comes to mortgages. One of…
  • Choosing a flat for rental investment

    admin
    1 Mar 2014 | 4:56 am
    Investment in Buy to Let properties has become a popular strategy in the UK for those developing a portfolio either for income or as a retirement investment.  Compared with other investments property is seen as relatively risk as property prices only go in one direction over the long term yet the return on investment is competitive and steady over time.   Those building investment portfolios often start with smaller properties such as flats, for which there is strong demand at the lower end of the housing market for singles, coupe sand sharers who have yet to buy a property of their own.
 
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  • The Ultimate Guide to The Yorkdale Condos by Context and Metropia

    TheRedPin Team
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:54 am
    The Yorkdale Condos: Project Details Project Intersection: Allen Rd and Ranee Avenue Developer: Context and Metropia Urban Landscapes Building Type: Condominium Storeys: 15 Storeys   The Yorkdale Condos is in the center of a bustling family oriented neighbourhood. Register for VIP access now   Register for VIP access now Neighbourhood Perks: Englemount-Lawrence and neighbouring areas This neighbourhood cannot be defined without a shout out to its landmark shopping mall, Yorkdale Shopping Centre – Canada’s 5th largest mall. Home to several high-end retailers like Holt Renfrew…
  • Hot Listings September 15 to 19

    TheRedPin Team
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
     54 Carmine Cres  St. Catherines, Ontario Contact Francis Malboeuf to Book a Tour of the Project! Asking Price: $399,500 259,900 TheRedPin Rebate: $1,498 975 Details: 4+1 Beds, 4 Baths Apt. 101 – 75 Dalhousie St  Moss Park, Toronto  Contact Enzo Ceniti to Book a Tour of the Project! Asking Price: $399,900 259,900 TheRedPin Rebate: $1,500 975 Details: 2+1 Beds, 1 Bath  72 Stornwood Crt  Peel Village, Brampton  Contact Bob Perks to Book a Tour of the Project! Asking Price: $339,900 259,900 TheRedPin Rebate: $1,275 975 Details: 3 Beds, 3 Baths  Apt. 302 – 30 Hugo Cres Apt.
  • GTA MLS® Infographic: September 16

    TheRedPin Team
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:39 am
    If you cannot see this infographic on your current browser, please click here The post GTA MLS® Infographic: September 16 appeared first on TheRedPin Pulse.
  • TheRedPin turns 4!

    TheRedPin Team
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:03 am
    Past It’s hard to believe that 4 years ago, in 2010, TheRedPin started off with 4 friends who had an idea to improve the way people buy and sell homes that started in a basement. Three months into the launch of their site, they realized that the information they were providing, at the time, wasn’t sufficient enough on its own, and buyers and sellers needed professional support to help them along the way – and that’s when they decided to establish the company as a real estate brokerage. Things didn’t really take off till 2011, when the 4 co-founders immediately disrupted the real…
  • Exclusive: VP of Cornerstone Marketing Inc., talks about The Eglinton Condos

    TheRedPin Team
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:52 am
    Recently, we spoke to Mr. Shab Rajabzadeh, VP of Cornerstone Marketing Inc., and his partner Johsnon Cheng about their newest project, The Eglinton. Cornerstone Marketing Realty brings 30+ years of sales and marketing experience to the high rise condominium industry. They offer full service consulting to Toronto’s premier developers. Here’s what Shab Rajabzadeh had to say about The Eglinton Condos. When East and West connected to the North and South subway lines, back in the 1950’s, Yorkville was born. Toronto witnessed its first ‘mobility hub’ coming to life, and soon enough…
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    Harmony News Now

  • Harmony Homes builds in the sunshine at Mesa Verde

    Harmony Homes
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:40 am
    Harmony Homes is making solar power systems standard on all homes at Mesa Verde, a unique new community in the southwest part of the Las Vegas Valley. With nearly 300 annual days of sunshine, the premier locally owned homebuilder is intent on giving prospective buyers every opportunity to enjoy the best part of desert living. “Every home we build at Mesa Verde will come with a solar power system from SolarCity, a leader in the clean energy industry that has been growing rapidly across the country,” said Robert Beville, president of Harmony Homes. “We’re excited to offer our home…
  • Connect with Harmony Homes

    Harmony Homes
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:58 am
    Harmony Homes is a buyer inspired builder in Las Vegas and Laughlin Nevada.  Inspired by quality, efficiency and originality, Harmony Homes delivers new homes in scenic areas with a sense of community and family. Our experience says it all! With harmony as its backbone, Harmony Homes has evolved into a shining addition to the Nevada homebuilding market. With one simple mission – to build buyer-inspired homes – Buy New. Buy Smart. Buy Harmony. You will find information about Harmony Homes:  On the Harmony Homes Las Vegas Web Page On the Harmony Homes Laughlin Web Page On the Harmony…
  • Save money in your new home

    Harmony Homes
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Harmony Homes is a Five-Star Energy Certified Builder, which includes energy-efficient features such as radiant barriers to help reduce heat transfer through the roof and attic; low-e windows that help reflect heat away from the glass; vinyl window frames for superior insulation; and 13 Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating heating, ventilation and cooling systems that hold the government-recommended 13 rating and use less energy per unit. All homes also feature sealed ducts to help reduce energy consumption. Take a better look at the mentioned energy efficient offers: Radiant Barriers - When the…
  • Welcome to your New Harmony Home!

    Harmony Homes
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:51 am
    One of the most exciting parts of getting a new home is showing it off to your closest friends and family. The moment doesn’t quite compare to getting the keys and walking into your home for the first time, but it comes pretty close. Here is a compiled list of things to think about when you are hosting you’re your first “get together”. - First, decide what kind of party you would like to throw. A neighborhood get together, traditional guest list party, just family or a mixture! - Now choose a theme. Would you like to grill out during the afternoon and encourage everyone to bring a…
  • Its Time to go Back to School!

    Harmony Homes
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Summer is ending and it is back to school we go! While the summer was fun and exciting we thought it would be helpful to put together some “back to school safety tips and reminders” to keep everyone out of trouble and aware.   Before children get back into the swing of riding the bus, walking to school or riding with a friend be sure to go over a few safety rules, just as a reminder: When walking to school make sure there is a safe route with sidewalks, crosswalks and crossing guards. Make sure you know the route that your children are taking and remind them never to talk with…
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    Charlotte NC Video Production | Photography | WordPress Web Design | Social Media | Branding

  • Real Estate Video Tour ~ 18 Acre Home in Troutman, NC

    AVT
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Joy Young and AVT Marketing / Amazing Video Tours are proud to bring you this full motion real estate video tour of a fantastic 18 Acre Home in Troutman, North Carolina.     Here are just some of the highlights of this fabulous property: 17.89 Acres offers country living at its best! Enjoy the fishing spring feed pond stocked with bass & brim Stream runs through property Fenced 15 acre pasture land currently used for cattle 3 stall pole barn 2nd pole barn for hay storage Tree lined back of property offers great views of land and potential building site for second house. Organic…
  • Bonterra Builders Presents Verdict Ridge – Full Motion Video Tour

    AVT
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:59 am
    Bonterra Builders is proud to bring you this video of Verdict Ridge located in Denver, NC. Video by AVT Marketing / Amazing Video Tours Check out the full motion real estate video here:  Check out the Photos by clicking here! Video Script: Bonterra Builders welcomes you to Verdict Ridge Golf and Country Club is located on the quiet, west side of Lake Norman in Denver, NC.  Verdict Ridge is just 20 miles from uptown Charlotte and is considered by many to be one of the best golf courses in the area.  Other amenities in Verdict Ridge include swimming, tennis and clubhouse complete with…
  • Niblock Homes Presents The Stratford Video Virtual Tour and Photos

    AVT
    18 Feb 2014 | 12:39 pm
    The Stratford by Niblock Homes is a two story floor plan that offers approximately 2845 square feet of heated living area with 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. It is currently available in Laural Park in Concord, NC; in Kensington Forest in Harrisburg, NC; The Gates at Waterside Crossing in West Lake Norman; and Holly Brook in Moorsville, NC. You can see many photos of the Stratford by clicking the link below You can see many photos of the Stratford by clicking here Please check out the full motion video tour of the Stratford below. Niblock Homes would love to have you tour The Stratford or any of…
  • Video Virtual Tour and Photos of The Aspen By Niblock Homes

    AVT
    13 Feb 2014 | 9:55 am
    The Aspen by Niblock Homes is a two story floor plan that offers approximately 2834 square feet of heated living area with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. It is currently available in Laural Park in Concord, NC; in Kensington Forest in Harrisburg, NC; The Gates at Waterside Crossing in West Lake Norman; Ashlyn Creek and Holly Brook in Moorsville, NC. You can see many photos of the Aspen by clicking here Please check out the full motion video tour of the Aspen below. Niblock Homes would love to have you tour The Aspen or any of their other wonderful models in any of their neighborhoods. For more…
  • Website Designed for R.R. Equipment in Lancaster, SC

    AVT
    18 Dec 2013 | 9:15 am
    As a long time video customer, I was really happy to have the chance to also develop the new website for R.R. Equipment in Lancaster, SC.   At the time we shot the Rebel Crusher video in mid 2012, RR had a web development company that had been working on a custom website for them for months, and kept promising big things. Fast forward to over a year later.  RR was still waiting for their custom site.  The website development company was headed by a great guy with great intentions, but as of September 2013, RR still had only seen a mock up of a single page site, and it had been so long…
 
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    Hermann London Realtors

  • What Your Front Door Hue Says About You (It’s been gossiping with the neighbors.)

    STLRealtor
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:38 am
    Red – You are confident, classy, and you tend to be ahead of the game responsibility wise. You were the first of your peers to buy a house and the first to own matching glassware. You never run out of propane for the grill. You never run out of clean clothes for work. You never run less than 5 miles each day. You might secretly be a serial killer but you are the American dream incarnate so no one’s asking too many questions. Orange – You are modern, efficient, and low maintenance. Your last name has a hyphen in it. Antique stores give you anxiety-induced migraines and you have…
  • Beautiful Ranch Home!

    STLRealtor
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Check Out The Updates! 1740 Marshall Court, Florissant, MO 63031 You WILL JUST love this updated home on a quiet street in a friendly neighborhood! This open floor-plan has refinished wood floors upstairs and new carpet in the lower den, new tile in both bathrooms and kitchen, and a great bar for even more seating in the living area. The large eat-in kitchen boasts a plethora of new amenities: cabinets, counter tops, stainless steel stove, dishwasher, and range vent, and new disposal. All this along w/ a walk-in pantry, too! Main bath has new vanity, mirror, sink, light fixture, and faucet…
  • FABULOUS 6 Bedroom Family Home!!

    STLRealtor
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:44 am
    Spacious Home 136 Christopher, St. Louis, MO 63129 Welcome to 136 Christopher Place, Oakville Missouri. Welcome to this beautifully well maintained 2 story home on a quiet cul-de-sac. This amazing home has an open and inviting floor plan with a spacious great room. The great room offers built-in bookcases and double sided fireplace. The kitchen features a center island, built in desk, walk in pantry and breakfast room. The upper level has 4 bedrooms to accommodate families of any size. It also boasts a Master Suite complete with large walk in closet, jetted tub, separate shower, and huge…
  • This is YOUR New Home!!!

    STLRealtor
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:25 am
    Beautiful Maplewood Home 3448 Cambridge, St. Louis, MO 63143 Welcome Home!!!!! This house is beautiful! This home features 2 bedroom 1 bath Updated kitchen w/ appliances, cabinets, countertops and flooring! Newer carpet and lighting throughout! Stained glass windows in living room! updated bath with tile and granite vanity top, all bedrooms have fans! Covered front porch! Deck off kitchen and leads to level, fenced backyard with utility shed! Full basement! This home come with 1 year HWA Home Protection Plan ! Close to great restaurants, shopping and highways! Easy to Show! Search All Area…
  • Beautiful Benton Park Rehab!

    STLRealtor
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:29 am
    Professional Rehab Ready to be a Family Home! 3012 McNair, St. Louis, MO 63118 Welcome to this extraordinary historic home in beautiful Benton Park. Totally renovated from top to bottom. Home boasts 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, wood floors, exposed brick, updated kitchen with custom cabinetry, quartz counter tops, undercabinet lighting, and stainless appliances. Open floor plan with galley kitchen and large separate dining area. Custom staircase leading to large master suite with huge walk in closet and another bedroom on the second floor. 2 additional bedrooms with full bath on the 3rd floor. Main…
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    South Florida Law Blog

  • New foreclosures in Florida increase for first time in 17 months

    OppenheimLaw
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:50 am
    The following post was originally published in the Palm Beach Post by Staff Writer Kimberly Miller with excerpts by Roy Oppenheim. Newly-filed foreclosures jumped 24 percent in Florida last month compared to a year earlier, a spike that marked the first annual increase since early 2013 and led to speculation about whether a long-predicted flood of home repossessions had arrived. Source: RealtyTrac According to a report from the company RealtyTrac, which measures foreclosure filings nationwide, 6,468 Florida homes fell into foreclosure in August, which was a 74 percent increase from the…
  • How the Bank of America resolution helps distressed Florida homeowners

    OppenheimLaw
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:37 am
    “This morning we demonstrate once again that no institution is either too big or too powerful to escape appropriate enforcement action by the Department of Justice.  At nearly $17 billion, this resolution with Bank of America is the largest the Department has ever reached with a single entity in American history.” Associate Attorney General West Delivers Remarks at Press Conference Announcing Major Financial Fraud The Bank of America settlement is by far the largest deal the Justice Department has reached with a bank over the 2008 mortgage meltdown. In the last year, JPMorgan Chase &…
  • Oppenheim Law has the cornerstone on real estate/foreclosure defense

    OppenheimLaw
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Oppenheim Law sets the record straight in real estate, foreclosure and homeowner related matters. For over 25 years, Oppenheim Law has successfully defended and protected clients in South Florida representing them as their advocates. They have closed over $1.5 billion in real estate transactions ranging from representing investors in buying and selling commercial property, representing homeowners buying and selling, refinancing or modifying their loans. The firm also has developed a national reputation defending homeowners in foreclosure and in defending deficiency judgments. The firm also…
  • South Florida residents served with second foreclosure nightmare years after home is taken

    OppenheimLaw
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:48 am
    The following article featuring excerpts by Roy Oppenheim, Oppenheim Law was originally posted in the Palm Beach Post and written by Kimberly Miller. By Kim Miller Hundreds of South Florida residents are facing new foreclosure ramifications as banks seek to collect on the unpaid mortgage debt from homes that were lost years before. In a month-long period beginning June 1, about 110 so-called deficiency judgments were filed against Palm Beach County homeowners by a Texas-based debt collection company called Dyck O’Neal. The same firm filed more than 300 cases in Broward County and nearly 200…
  • Tricky Dick 2.0 – The art of buying and selling deficiency judgements

    OppenheimLaw
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:48 pm
    The 40th anniversary of Nixon’s resignation, Dyck-O’Neals 25 years as a debt collector and Oppenheim Laws blog. As we commenorate the 40th anniversary of  President Nixon’s resignation,  it came to me, that these days we are dealing  with a new form of  ‘bait and switch.”  Here’s an “In the Trenches” point of  view  that I’d like opinions on and why it  makes sense to call this blog: “Tricky Dick 2.0.” So as more and more real estate clients keep coming in and telling us that they are being sued by a guy named…
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    First Home, First Loan » Stephen Katz

  • The Affects of Credit Card Debt on Mortgage Approval

    Stephen Katz
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:17 am
    As a home buyer, you should be concerned with the amount of credit card debt you have as it can directly affect your ability to get a home loan. In fact, having too much debt can hurt you in two ways during the mortgage process: - It can lower your credit score, which in turn reduces your ability to qualify for a loan. - It increases your overall debt-to-income ratio, which also reduces your chances of getting the loan amount you desire. Lenders today will turn you down cold if they feel you have too much debt in relation to your income, as they are most concerned with your total debt load.
  • You and your real estate agent should be prepared

    Stephen Katz
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:04 am
    It is important to follow all the steps in the correct order when considering purchasing a house. Inventory is currently tight, which means the market is good for sellers, and a little bit more difficult for buyers. In this market buyers have to be on top of their game when choosing a house; if they wait to make an offer, chances are the house will be gone and under contract with someone else. The proper steps to purchasing a house are to meet with the lender that you are comfortable with. If you don’t have one, speak to a Realtor first and they can direct you to a trustworthy lender. I…
  • Smart Tips for First Time Homebuyers

    Stephen Katz
    9 May 2014 | 10:58 am
    As a first time homebuyer, it’s important to take the time to research and plan every step of the home buying process. From confirming that you are financially ready down to making the final offer, here are a few things to keep in mind that may help you along the way. 1. Get (and Stay) Organized You’ll need to gather your financial information to get started. Collect pay stubs, bank statements, W-2s, and any other financial information for the past two years. This will allow for your financial statements to be readily available when you meet with your lending officer. It’s also a good…
  • Professional Moving and Packing-Tips

    Stephen Katz
    6 May 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Aside from it being spring cleaning season, it’s also moving season. At the end of the school year, everyone is scrambling to move and get settled. I jokingly call it “Christmas Season” for professional organizers. Why? Because you don’t know what you are getting yourself into when you arrive to unpack and set up a house. Bad packing and lack of planning can cost you hours in your move process. If you are hiring movers and organizers to unpack you, it could get expensive. Here are some helpful tips for moving in an efficient manner: 1. Pack like with like. 2. Clearly label…
  • The Prequalification and Preapproval Processes

    Stephen Katz
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:55 am
    Prequalification begins when you speak with a loan originator who calculates your debt ratios to find out how much money you can afford to borrow and repay. Before you make your call to a loan originator, you’ll need to be ready to answer the following questions: How much money do you make every month? How’s your credit? How much money do you have available for a down payment and closing costs? Calculating Debt Ratios Prequalification is first determined by calculating a debt ratio. To do so, the loan originator will take your gross monthly income, estimate a mortgage payment then add any…
 
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    Zoliath Blog

  • Outlet center development surging (source: shopping centers today)

    Administrator
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:36 am
    Outlet center development surging, VRN conference told Publish Date: September 15, 2014 The factory outlet concept is as hot with developers and investors as it is with consumers, said ICSC president and CEO Michael P. Kercheval, at the Value Retail News (VRN) Fall Outlet Leasing & Marketing Convention, in Secaucus, N.J., this morning. North American outlet centers continue to outperform traditional malls, he pointed out. “Sales today at U.S. malls are almost $480 per square foot,” he said. “But look at the outlet sector. The 205 outlet centers in North America are posting $532…
  • Nonresidential Building Poised for Modest Uptick (source: GlobeSt.com)

    Administrator
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:06 am
    Nonresidential Building Poised for Modest Uptick By Paul Bubny | National Private nonresidential building is up nearly 13% for the first seven months of this year. NEW YORK CITY—Outside the multifamily sector, commercial construction’s growth rate is a bit more modest. However, it’s leading the way when both private- and public-sector nonresidential construction are factored in, says Fitch Ratings. Private nonresidential construction spending increased 12.9% to $187.5 billion during the first seven months of 2014 after gaining just 1.2% in 2013. After four consecutive full years of…
  • Industrial Sales Volume Hits $23B at Mid-Year (source: National Real Estate Investor)

    Administrator
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:14 am
    Investor spending on U.S. industrial properties rose more than 50 percent since mid-year 2012, with buying competition so frenzied many of the new purchases this year have been in secondary markets. National industrial sales volume increased to $23.2 billion by July 2014, according to New York City-based research firm Real Capital Analytics, a 55 percent increase from the $15 billion at mid-year 2012 and a 27 percent increase from $18.3 billion at mid-year 2013. TO READ COMPLETE ARTICLE, CLICK HERE. source: http://nreionline.com
  • Back to School Shoppers Propel Aug gain in US Chain Stores (source: ICSC)

    Administrator
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    Publish Date: September 04, 2014 source: ICSC Back-to-school shoppers helped propel an August same-store sales gain of 5.2 percent at U.S. chain stores, according to ICSC’s index. With the back-to-school shopping season coming to a close, sales posted a very strong gain, with apparel stores closing out the month at their highest year-over-year gain in four months. It’s a great indicator that consumers are ready and willing to shop as the economy continues to improve,” said Jesse Tron, spokesman for ICSC. “In fact, our back-to-school survey showed that on average, consumers are…
  • APARTMENT SUPPLY BEGINING TO IMPACT MARKET FUNDAMENTALS (source CoStar)

    Administrator
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:36 am
    Ripples from Apartment Supply Wave Beginning to Impact Market Fundamentals Vacancy Rate Expected to Rise Another 50 Basis Points By End of 2014, According to CoStar Forecast By Randyl Drummer September 3, 2014 New apartment completions and construction starts continue to trend upward, and the new supply of units is beginning to show up in rising vacancy rates in a number of high-growth U.S. markets. Multifamily construction increased 8% in July, continuing a yearlong upward trend, with several large new projects starting last month, including a $350 million multifamily tower in Queens, NY; a…
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    Virtual Tour Software ~ Virtual Tour Company

  • SEO Time For Virtual Tour Providers

    Jason LaVanture
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Hello to all of our RTV fans and friends out there. Did you know there are over 40,000 Google searches per second happening on the Internet right now? GO GOOGLE!! Quite a few of these constant internet searches could be directly related to your virtual tour photography service or professional photography company.The problem is that your virtual tour company website might not show up high enough in the results to get any of that traffic.  We're here to help!  If you have not taken a little time in the last month to perform a little search engine optimization strategy, you could be…
  • IMAGE Webinar 54 – Video Editing

    Jason LaVanture
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:51 am
    Full motion video is an important component to virtual tours and can be used in several ways.  It is great for Realtor Introductions, video walkthroughs and for showing off those property features that have motion and sound.  After you shoot your video it is important to edit your video to make it look its best for your client and the viewing public before uploading it to your virtual tour.  It needs to look like a finished product.In this webinar I am going to show you some basic video editing skills that are a must.  We will use Adobe Premiere Elements 10 for editing the…
  • RTV Launches T4 - Top Tier Tour Track Program!

    Jason LaVanture
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    RTV, Inc is proud to officially announce the start of our Tour Tier Tour Track Program that will be called T4.  T4 utilizes only the very best professional photographers within the RTV photography network to acquire national accounts that are seeking the highest quality photography and that are willing to pay a higher fee for such a service.T4 will have many requirements and will also be a limited opportunity within the RTV network. To apply for T4 status start off by attending our short webinar this Thursday (8-21-14) evening at 7:00 PM Eastern. Please check your email for an email…
  • Never Stop Learning

    Jason Stringham
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:38 am
    It is easy to get caught up in the day in and day out of life. Paying the bills demands so much of our time and energy, that we begin to set aside our own professional and personal growth.Most of the professional photographers I know, and believe me I know a lot of them, picked up a camera as a hobby first. I have seen it a thousand times, it is like they have a new love relationship. They pine for their camera when they aren't shooting. They voraciously seek out tips and new techniques as they seek to master their new love. They begin to dream of how great would be to be able to make a…
  • Your Virtual Tour Checklist

    Jason LaVanture
    7 Aug 2014 | 10:02 am
    A stunning virtual tour can be a great tool for anyone who’s promoting a real estate property, or just about any type of business. And like many creative endeavors, there are nearly as many ways to make a virtual tour as there are types of 360 virtual tours you can make. However, there’s a basic formula you can follow to create a powerful and effective virtual tour that will help you sell what you’re promoting.Whether you’re a virtual tour provider just starting out, or a real estate agent or business owner who’s never made a virtual tour but would like to learn more, these steps…
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    THE TENANT ADVISOR

  • CRE’s Herd Mentality

    CoyDavidson
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:37 am
    Going Against the Grain or Making the Safe Choice In reading Michael Beckerman’s post; “If you’re not embracing technology, here is your wake up call” it reminded me of the “Herd Mentality” that seems to persist in the commercial real estate industry. It doesn’t matter whether you are talking about commercial real estate brokers embracing […]
  • This Week’s Recommended Reading

    CoyDavidson
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:44 pm
    6 Articles to Read this Weekend The Workplace Of The Future Is Still The Office Every time I read about the future of work, I see a focus almost entirely on remote work, virtual workplaces and stories of people working from coffee shops. Yes, overall, this is a rapidly growing trend, increasing by over 60% […]
  • This Week in the Economy

    CoyDavidson
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Stocks Lose Ground for the Week All three major stock indexes finished the week with losses. The tech heavy Nasdaq finished down 0.33% for the week. The Dow lost 0.87% and the S&P 500 declined 1.10% for the week. Below are links to the top economics news for the week: Retail Sales increased 0.6% in August U.S. consumer […]
  • No Words Necessary

    CoyDavidson
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:42 am
    Never Forget Thirteen years after that infamous and tragic day we will never forget, the World Trade Center complex is near completion.
  • Colliers North American Office Report

    CoyDavidson
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Frozenomics Thaw Unfreezes Office Market in Q2 Following the weak, weather-impacted first quarter of 2014, the U.S. office market back strongly in Q2. After a 2.1% contraction in Q1 2014 –the largest decline since Q1 2009 – real GDP surged by 4.2% in Q2 2014, with gains in nearly every category. The U.S. labor market […]
 
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    Waterfront Properties in Jupiter | Real Estate Blog

  • What it is like to live in...Boca Raton!

    17 Sep 2014 | 12:33 pm
    In South Florida, sits, Boca Raton or as the locals call it “Boca”, which is South Florida’s playground of the prosperous with a casual twist, family friendly atmosphere and serves up sophistication. While the city of Boca Raton has altered its appearance a lot since the small agricultural village it once was, Addison Mizner generated most of Boca Raton’s existence; his inspiration remains evident in the Mediterranean style throughout Boca Raton. Boca Raton Historical Society says,”Mizner’s dreams really changed the shape of the community. It was our glamour era, and he put her on…
  • HEROES ON THE WATER

    16 Sep 2014 | 11:24 am
    To give back to our soldiers and returning warriors comes in all different methods, but a unique form was founded in 2007, Heroes on the Water, an organization that gives back to those that fought for our country across the nation. This society provides warriors a chance to engage and enthrall in kayak fishing, both fresh and salt water. Heroes on the Water, is an amazing way to help our warriors un-wind and relax. Imagine how challenging it may be for our soldiers to be in very aggressive and unfriendly environments. They are exposed to all levels of stress, emotionally and physically…
  • WORLD FAMOUS ARCHITECT DESIGNED HOUSES IN SALHAVEN VILLAGE... A LOCAL COMMUNITY GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

    16 Sep 2014 | 10:01 am
      Some of the pictures are still in existence; Salhaven Village’s official opening was in December of 1956.  According to the Time Magazine article, date December 17, 1956 “a band played and an American Legion color guard attended the flag-raising event held in the newly paved Betsey Boss Plaza.”  The Betsy Ross Plaza does not exist anymore, and Jonathan’s Landing and Jupiter Medical Center stand in its place. The 634-acre concept was unique.  Residents of this tropical community would be union retirees living on union pensions and social security.  The planned community would…
  • JUNGLE ISLAND

    16 Sep 2014 | 6:08 am
    Have you ever dreamt of zip lining through a Jungle oasis? Or relax underneath roaring waterfalls? Hold a tropical bird on your shoulder? The famous Miami, Florida’s Jungle Island is about to be converted from a zoo attraction into a target for eco voyages.  The goal for Miami’s Jungle Island is to provide a very impressive experience to its visitors, one unlike any other zoo, all while celebrating and getting involved in nature’s world. This plan of cultivating for new attractions of the famous 22-acre park in South Florida’s backgrounds is to integrate excursions that are related…
  • $1.00 an ACRE

    15 Sep 2014 | 11:13 am
      A day late, actually, many years too late, but back in 1821 land in Jupiter was sold for just $1.00 an acre!     The same year, in which the great land of Florida became a formal state of the colonies, a landowner named Don Eusebio Gomez considered releasing acreage he owned.   In 1815, the King and Queen of Spain awarded him 12,000 acres in an area surrounding the Indian and Loxahatchee Rivers as well as a barrier island between the Jupiter Inlet and the St. Lucie Inlet.   The name given to this area was a word for the Roman mythology god “Jobe”. The land was given to Gomez…
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    Maine Real Estate Blog

  • Sotheby’s International Realty Brand to Enter Hainan and Strengthen Presence in China

    LegacySIR
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:16 am
      MADISON, N.J. (Sept. 17, 2014) – Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced Tianjin Zeng Yi Real Estate Brokerage Co. Ltd., which is owned by Plus Investment Holding Group (Beijing), will open Hainan Sotheby’s International Realty in China, furthering the brand’s expansion in Asia. Kevin Corbett will serve as chief executive officer, and Jim Hao will serve as general manager. The firm is expected to open in mid-November of this year. “Following the planned opening of Beijing Sotheby’s International Realty in October, Kevin and Jim look to continue the…
  • Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence in Pennsylvania

    LegacySIR
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:56 am
    MADISON, N.J. (Sept. 11, 2014) – Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Prudential Lancaster Real Estate in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is the newest member of its real estate network and now will operate as Lusk & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty. Anne M. Lusk is owner of the firm, which has one office at 100 Foxshire Drive in Lancaster. With the addition of this firm, the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand will have five independently owned and operated offices throughout the state of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, New Hope, Kennett…
  • Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty Presents CEEF Kitchen Tour 2014

    LegacySIR
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:32 pm
  • Maine Home Sales Increase 14.02 Percent In June

    LegacySIR
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:17 am
    SOUTH PORTLAND (July 22, 2014)—Increased inventory and low interest rates fueled Maine’s home sales in June. According to Maine Listings, REALTORS report 1,513 single-family existing home sales last month—a rise of 14.02 percent compared to one year ago. The June median sales price (MSP) increased 0.54 percent to $185,000. The MSP indicates that half of the homes were sold for more and half sold for less. The National Association of REALTORS reports that, nationally, the number of single-family existing home sales decreased 2.9 percent and the national median sales price increased 4.5%…
  • 2014 Corporate Relocation Information

    LegacySIR
    26 Jun 2014 | 7:26 am
    So your job asked you to relocate by Atlas Van Lines
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    ExpertView Blog

  • 10 Top Tips for Buying Property “Off The Plan”

    Rolf Howard
    4 Sep 2014 | 9:06 pm
    Buying property “off the plan” means committing to buying property in a new development before construction is completed- often before it has even begun. It is a popular move, especially among... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Inner West – Melbourne Real Estate’s Best Kept Secret

    realestateview.com.au
    10 Aug 2014 | 10:38 pm
    It seems that the inner-west may well be Melbourne’s next untapped real estate gold mine. Recent house price growth in inner-western suburbs suggests home buyers are finally catching onto Melbourne... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Guest Blogger Guidelines

    realestateview.com.au
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:58 pm
    The realestateVIEW.com.au Expert View blog provides expert views and insights on real estate and  the property market. The blog is authored by a series of experts who work in the property industry... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Baby Boomer Housing & Lifestyle Infographic

    realestateview.com.au
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:15 pm
    Within the real estate industry, Baby boomers are often touted as one of Australia’s most prosperous generations – living longer than previous generations, retiring later, and commonly labelled as... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Baby boomers say young property buyers have it toughest

    Petra Sprekos
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:41 pm
    Baby boomers hit by affordability and tough property market Despite buying property during the late 1980s and early 1990s when interest rates reached 17%, more than half of baby boomers (55%) believe... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • The Martin Las Vegas Condos for Sale

    Robert Ratliff
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:40 pm
    High Rise Condos Available for the First Time The Martin Las Vegas Condos for Sale 42nd floor is now available for the first time. These sought after Condominiums are finally on the market, ready for you to make the move way up. Each 42nd floor residence offers remarkable 11′ 6″ ceiling heights in the living areas. They […]
  • Tuscany Village Neighborhood

    Robert Ratliff
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:34 pm
    Tuscany Village New Homes for Sale Information Tuscany Village Neighborhood with the hundreds of signature Canary Date Palms that line the scenic entry and lush green landscaping, creating a true oasis in the middle of the desert.  Later Dunhill New Homes for Sale purchased the project, then recently Century Real Estate Communities and is now in the process of […]
  • Tuscany Village Homes for Sale

    Robert Ratliff
    7 Sep 2014 | 9:53 pm
    Exclusive Tuscany Golf Course Real Estate Information The beautiful master planned guard gated community of Tuscany Village Homes for Sale is located in the southeast area of the Las Vegas Valley, adjacent to the world-renowned Lake Las Vegas master planned community. Residents can play the championship Tuscany Golf Course, work out at the 35,000 sf recreation center […]
  • Typical Move In Costs for Renting a Las Vegas Home

    Robert Ratliff
    7 Sep 2014 | 7:25 pm
    Exclusive REMAX Rentals Las Vegas Information Typical move in costs for renting a Las Vegas Home because sometimes it does not make sense at the moment to buy a home in the Clark County Nevada area – for whatever reason.  When you have to rent a house in Las Vegas, you will obviously what to know what is […]
  • High Rise Condo Rental Las Vegas

    Robert Ratliff
    6 Sep 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Exclusive Strip Condos for Rent Information Use our up to date in real time search tool to search for your next High Rise Condo Rental Las Vegas in Clark County Nevada area, and start right here! When you are ready to look at the Strip condos for rent you may call one of our licensed real estate agents […]
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  • 8 OUTRAGEOUSLY BAD STAGING DECISIONS – Part 2/4

    Gail Spada
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:37 am
    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 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, with a little “tough love”, sellers can definitely benefit by heeding advice regarding…
  • 8 OUTRAGEOUSLY BAD STAGING DECISIONS – Part 1/4

    Gail Spada
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:37 am
    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, with a little “tough love”, sellers can definitely benefit by heeding advice regarding pre-market…
  • PET-PROOFING YOUR HOME – Hazards in the Great Outdoors

    Gail Spada
    7 Aug 2014 | 1:25 pm
    If you are one of the 82.5 million households in the US that cohabitates with a “furry friend” – 68% of ALL households do – you may not be surprised to hear that pet-parent’s spending is in excess of $55 billion this year. From the kitchen to the great outdoors, and everywhere in between, your home has some expected and unexpected hazards that Fido and Tiger may encounter. Hazards in the Great Outdoors: Plants and pets aren’t always a perfect combination. A surprising number of plants, including landscape and houseplant favorites, are toxic and even lethal if your…
  • PET-PROOFING YOUR HOME – Hazards in the Garage and Basement

    Gail Spada
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:03 pm
    If you are one of the 82.5 million households in the United States that cohabitates with a “furry friend” – 68% of ALL households do – you may not be surprised to hear that pet-parent’s spending is in excess of $55 billion this year. You work very hard to keep your furry friends happy and healthy. Anyone who owns a dog or a cat soon understands that a certain amount of awareness comes with pet ownership. Puppies and kittens can get into everything and escape thru the tiniest opening. Some of the more-common known dangers are toxic plants and food. BUT… Do you know about…
  • PET-PROOFING YOUR HOME – Hazards in the Bedroom and Living Room

    Gail Spada
    10 Jul 2014 | 7:49 am
    If you are one of the 82.5 million households in the United States that cohabitates with a “furry friend” – 68% of ALL households do – you may not be surprised to hear that pet-parent’s spending is in excess $55 billion this year. You work very hard to keep your furry friends happy and healthy. Anyone who owns a dog or a cat soon understands that a certain amount of awareness comes with pet ownership. Puppies and kittens can get into everything and escape thru the tiniest opening. Some of the more-common known dangers are toxic plants and food. BUT… Do you know about the…
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  • The Physical Condition of Your House

    Ken Montville
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:16 am
    Ah. The good ol’ days. It used to be people would want to meet with Realtors if they were interested in selling their house. They’d have a conversation about what they wanted to do and the time frame they had in mind. Part of the process involved the Realtor looking at the house, live and in color, to get a good idea about the physical condition of the house. The real physical condition. Not something the seller wanted them to think. You see, the actual physical condition of the house has a huge effect on the selling price. I have seen lots of houses in lots of different states…
  • 5 Reasons To Pay Off Your Mortgage Off Early

    Ken Montville
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:08 am
    My financial adviser guy says it’s not smart to pay off a mortgage and, in fact, if he could get a 1000 year mortgage he would. He puts into the terms of the time value of money. Today’s $500,000 is not going to be the same as $500,000 twenty five years from now. Even low inflation will erode the value of money. That may be logical and it may even be empirically correct. It does nothing for my psyche. It does nothing for harmony in a marriage where one partner was raised with the value of a “free and clear” house ingrained into their soul. Let’s look at reasons…
  • Home Buyer Expectations | HGTV Syndrome

    Ken Montville
    3 Sep 2014 | 12:04 pm
    In a previous blog post, I wrote about what home sellers expect when they go to sell their home.A quick recap: Ever since the housing bubble in the early 2000s home seller expectations have included two things: Gobs of cash and A quick sale Pretty simple. Of course, I went into more detail. In that post, I mentioned that home buyers are getting a whole lot more picky even in the face of low housing inventory.  Why is that? HGTV and The House Hunter If you’ve ever set eyes on HGTV you know it’s all about homes and decorating. Even the website makes you drool. What’s even…
  • Home Seller Expectations

    Ken Montville
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Ever since the housing bubble in the early 2000s home seller expectations have included two things: Gobs of cash and A quick sale Who wouldn’t want that? To be fair there are some home sellers that aren’t in a big hurry to actually sell and settle (i.e., transfer the real estate and transfer actual possession of the home).  They have their reasons: They are having a home built, They are still looking for that perfect home to move into, They are in the process of buying another home but there is a time delay on the other side, They have a ton of stuff to pack up. All home sellers,…
  • 5 Reasons Sellers Give For Over Pricing Their Homes

    Ken Montville
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:53 am
    Ask any professional Realtor and they will probably tell you the Number One Reason homes don’t sell is that they are overpriced to the market. There may be plenty of  other reasons: A bad location in a low quality school district A high crime neighborhood Poor physical condition of the house Poor physical condition of the neighborhood There are more reasons a why a home won’t sell but no matter what the reason might be, all houses will sell at the right price. However, home sellers who naturally want as much as they can get from their house routinely overprice it and shoot…
 
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  • 'Gone Girl' Author's Chicago House Is Gone in Three Days

    Lisa Kaplan Gordon
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:59 pm
    Filed under: News, Celebrity Homes Kinzie Realty GroupGillian Flynn found a buyer in three days for the Chicago townhome where she wrote her bestselling thriller. APGillian Flynn There's no mystery about whether "Gone Girl" author Gillian Flynn will find a buyer for the Chicago townhome where she wrote the bestselling thriller: The three-bedroom Victorian greystone went under contract in just three days. The 1880s house is located in Ukrainian Village, a sought-after restaurant and boutique-filled section of Chicago. "It's one of the few homes available in this incredibly hip neighborhood,"…
  • 'Million Dollar Listing' Star's Proposal Closes Times Square

    Lisa Kaplan Gordon
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Filed under: News, Selling Jason Merritt/Getty ImagesRyan Serhant of "Million Dollar Listing New York" asked girlfriend Emilia Bechrakis to be his wife. His motto is "Go big, or go home." So when "Million Dollar Listing New York" star Ryan Serhant proposed marriage this week, he did it HUGE! -- closing down Times Square to ask girlfriend Emilia Bechrakis to be his wife. "Yesterday morning I shut down Times Square and a little boy from Texas (me) proposed to a little girl from Greece (Emilia) in this crazy city called New York," Serhant, 30, posted on his Facebook page. "I need to say thank…
  • Ultimate Lakeside Getaway Keeps a Naturally Low Profile

    Houzz
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:43 am
    Filed under: DesignBy Mitchell Parker Lake Pend Oreille, in northern Idaho, is quite a sight. It's the 13th-largest freshwater body on the planet and the fifth-deepest lake in the United States. So deep that the U.S. Navy still conducts acoustic submarine research there. National forests surround the lake, and its shorelines are sparsely populated. It's here that Chuck and Pamela Hulbert chose to retire from their lives in Texas. Rustic Exterior by Sandpoint Architects & Building Designers Jon R. Sayler, Architect AIA PS But while they reside in a home that's a 20-minute walk from the…
  • Applications for Home Mortgages Rise 7.9%

    Reuters
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:24 am
    Filed under: News, Buying, Financing, Refinancing AOLApplications for refinances climbed 10.3 percent and loan requests for home purchases rose 4.8 percent. By Caroline Valetkevitch Applications for U.S. home mortgages rose last week as both purchase and refinancing applications jumped, an industry group said on Wednesday. The Mortgage Bankers Association said its seasonally adjusted index of mortgage application activity, which includes both refinancing and home purchase demand, rose 7.9 percent in the week ended Sept. 12. The MBA's seasonally adjusted index of refinancing applications…
  • Kim Kardashian, Kanye West List Unfinished Bel-Air Mansion

    Trulia
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:47 pm
    Filed under: News, Celebrity Homes TruliaKim Kardashian and Kanye West's Bel Air mansion as it was when they purchased it back in 2013. APKim Kardashian and Kanye West Break out your checkbooks, because Kimye has a deal for you! For just $11 million, you can own the unfinished, torn-to-pieces Bel-Air Crest mansion that the duo spent months renovating, before abandoning the project altogether in that Los Angeles neighborhood. Back in January 2013, when they first found out they were pregs with baby North, K&K bought a plenty-nice Tuscan-style mansion in that gated community for about $9…
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  • 'Gone Girl' Author's Chicago House Is Gone in Three Days

    Lisa Kaplan Gordon
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:59 pm
    Filed under: News, Celebrity Homes Kinzie Realty GroupGillian Flynn found a buyer in three days for the Chicago townhome where she wrote her bestselling thriller. APGillian Flynn There's no mystery about whether "Gone Girl" author Gillian Flynn will find a buyer for the Chicago townhome where she wrote the bestselling thriller: The three-bedroom Victorian greystone went under contract in just three days. The 1880s house is located in Ukrainian Village, a sought-after restaurant and boutique-filled section of Chicago. "It's one of the few homes available in this incredibly hip neighborhood,"…
  • 'Million Dollar Listing' Star's Proposal Closes Times Square

    Lisa Kaplan Gordon
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Filed under: News, Selling Jason Merritt/Getty ImagesRyan Serhant of "Million Dollar Listing New York" asked girlfriend Emilia Bechrakis to be his wife. His motto is "Go big, or go home." So when "Million Dollar Listing New York" star Ryan Serhant proposed marriage this week, he did it HUGE! -- closing down Times Square to ask girlfriend Emilia Bechrakis to be his wife. "Yesterday morning I shut down Times Square and a little boy from Texas (me) proposed to a little girl from Greece (Emilia) in this crazy city called New York," Serhant, 30, posted on his Facebook page. "I need to say thank…
  • Ultimate Lakeside Getaway Keeps a Naturally Low Profile

    Houzz
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:43 am
    Filed under: DesignBy Mitchell Parker Lake Pend Oreille, in northern Idaho, is quite a sight. It's the 13th-largest freshwater body on the planet and the fifth-deepest lake in the United States. So deep that the U.S. Navy still conducts acoustic submarine research there. National forests surround the lake, and its shorelines are sparsely populated. It's here that Chuck and Pamela Hulbert chose to retire from their lives in Texas. Rustic Exterior by Sandpoint Architects & Building Designers Jon R. Sayler, Architect AIA PS But while they reside in a home that's a 20-minute walk from the…
  • Applications for Home Mortgages Rise 7.9%

    Reuters
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:24 am
    Filed under: News, Buying, Financing, Refinancing AOLApplications for refinances climbed 10.3 percent and loan requests for home purchases rose 4.8 percent. By Caroline Valetkevitch Applications for U.S. home mortgages rose last week as both purchase and refinancing applications jumped, an industry group said on Wednesday. The Mortgage Bankers Association said its seasonally adjusted index of mortgage application activity, which includes both refinancing and home purchase demand, rose 7.9 percent in the week ended Sept. 12. The MBA's seasonally adjusted index of refinancing applications…
  • Kim Kardashian, Kanye West List Unfinished Bel-Air Mansion

    Trulia
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:47 pm
    Filed under: News, Celebrity Homes TruliaKim Kardashian and Kanye West's Bel Air mansion as it was when they purchased it back in 2013. APKim Kardashian and Kanye West Break out your checkbooks, because Kimye has a deal for you! For just $11 million, you can own the unfinished, torn-to-pieces Bel-Air Crest mansion that the duo spent months renovating, before abandoning the project altogether in that Los Angeles neighborhood. Back in January 2013, when they first found out they were pregs with baby North, K&K bought a plenty-nice Tuscan-style mansion in that gated community for about $9…
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  • Forest Fungi

    Daniel Hancock
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:16 am
    Nope… No little green men in this picture – just spooky fungi. Random? Maybe. Flash was used in this photograph to create the shadows around the fungi. Anybody know what type?
  • State of the 2014 Photography Industry

    Daniel Hancock
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:16 am
    This article is for those who currently are earning profit (or attempting to) from the photography industry. If photography is just a hobby, enjoy it, but don’t expect it to provide a profitable income without a large amount of effort. If the music industry refused to change, they’d be out of business. Many record companies refused to change, and these companies are now out of business. The change in the music industry has been drastic. First, there were records. These became outdated and were replaced by the radio, then tapes, and then CDs. Now we mostly listen to media through…
  • Lilies

    Daniel Hancock
    4 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    Soft light really makes a difference when photographing flowers. High-contrast shadows resulting from harsh lighting make the flowers look ugly. Usually, early mornings and late evenings are some of the best times for photography; although, I’ve seen many excellent photographs taken during other periods of the day. Also observe in this photograph: the rule of thirds, as well as other lilies that were purposely placed in the background for additional effect.
  • Hosta

    Daniel Hancock
    11 Jun 2014 | 4:15 am
    The old water-bottle trick works quite well. Just make sure you don’t have any harmful chemicals in the sprayer before you fill it with water for the plants.
  • Crocus Plant

    Daniel Hancock
    7 May 2014 | 5:23 am
    Spring is here. The crocus has bloomed; summer is drawing nigh.  
 
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  • Foreclosures continue to decline in 2014

    Kathy Torline
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:23 am
    Foreclosures in the Colorado Springs area continue to decline in 2014 Search for all Colorado Springs Homes   As the Colorado Springs real estate market and economy has continue to improve in 2014, foreclosure2 have continue to decline.   The latest numbers from the El Paso County Public Trustee shows that there is a drop of almost 28% in August compared to August of the previous year, and year to date numbers are trending lower than in 2013. Year to date as of July 2014   1,156 Year to date as of July 2013    1,215 Year to date as of July 2012  2,105 Year to date as of July 2011…
  • How big are Colorado Springs homes?

    Kathy Torline
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:38 am
      How big are Colorado Springs homes? Search for all Colorado Springs Homes The median size of a house in the U.S. currently stands at 2,478 sq. feet.  And it’s important to note that the median size has continued to increase in the U.S. since 2012 as the real estate market has started to rebound. The average size of a home in Colorado Springs is 2,469, very close to the National Average and the average price for homes sold in the first 6 months of 2014 was $251,603.  But sizes of homes vary vastly depending on the area of town. The smallest homes in Colorado Springs are located in…
  • 7 way to get your home offer accepted

    Kathy Torline
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:22 am
     Colorado Springs is a sellers market, buyer’s need to be prepared Search for all homes in Colorado Springs There are some neighborhoods in Colorado Springs that are currently in a “seller’s market, and it’s competitive for buyers.  As an active Buyer’s Agent in Colorado Springs, I almost except to be in a multiple offer situation when I’m submitting an offer for a buyer. Here’s some tips that I’ve discovered along the way for buyer’s: Be prepared to offer full-price, if not more, especially if you really love the house and think…
  • Wind farms going strong in Colorado

    Kathy Torline
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:09 am
     Wind farms are going strong in Colorado As I was driving home the other day, I saw a train go by with wind turbines on it.   It’s not unusual to see wind farms in Colorado and I suspect that we’ll continue to see more and more of them as they become easier to install and maintain. Here’s some interesting facts about Wind power in Colorado and the Colorado Springs area:   Colorado ranks 10th for number of utility-scale wind turbines.   13.8% of Colorado’s electricity is provided by wind power   There are 19 wind power manufacturers located in…
  • Will the Zillow and Trulia merger change anything in Colorado Springs?

    Kathy Torline
    4 Aug 2014 | 4:37 am
     Zillow, Trulia, and Colorado Springs and real estate Search for all homes for sale in Colorado Springs The big news in Real estate this week is the announced merger between Trulia and Zillow; essentially Zillow is purchasing Trulia.  The 2 companies have competed head to head for the last several years, and even though they have differences, they were very similar. Zillow seems to attract more potential sellers, because of their Zesstimate feature, and Trulia’s buyer friendly web site seems to attract more buyers. As an active Realtor in the Colorado Springs area, it will be…
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    Access Philly Real Estate Blog

  • Penn Thrives While Our Public Schools Fail.

    blogeditor
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:19 am
    http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/09/09/penn-best-college-in-united-states/ by: Jarek Cotto It is not unusual for Philadelphians to be outraged about something. Phillymag.com has created a diagram showing what has our cities residents upset. Find out what made it on that diagram. Find out what was gifted to the Free Library of Philadelphia by the William Penn Foundation. It is the biggest gift in Free Library history. Seven Philadelphia parents and the Parents United for Public Education group are suing the Philadelphia school system. They are suing because of the sub par conditions the…
  • Awesome New Townhouses Are Coming to Old City.

    blogeditor
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:49 am
    http://www.therossphilly.com/renderings.php By: Jarek Cotto Northern Liberties isn’t the only place that’s seeing action when it comes to construction. Old City is about to get three new, contemporary mansions right across the street from the Betsy Ross House at 240 Arch st. The foundations for these homes have already been poured, and construction is underway. This project has been dubbed the Ross Luxury Townhomes, and They will “reinvent the meaning of a luxurious city-living lifestyle” according to their website. http://www.therossphilly.com/renderings.php The homes are being built…
  • FYI: Real Fans Bleed Green.

    blogeditor
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:02 am
    http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/08/28/eagles-wont-win-super-bowl/ By: Jarek Cotto We all know it’s tough being an Eagles fan sometimes. We glare at anyone not wearing green on Sunday, and tend to verbally abuse anyone who’s rooting against us. From the outside looking in, we may appear to be a barbaric tribe of bird worshippers, but that’s not all. Find out what observations non-Eagles fans have about real fans. If you think your cat or dog is safe from ending up on a plate as a succulent meal, think again. It is perfectly legal for you to dine on America’s favorite pets in…
  • 1247 E Columbia #3 Open House with Jenn Bagby

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    5 Sep 2014 | 11:58 am
    Follow accessphilly.com’s board 1247 E COLUMBIA AVE #3, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19125 on Pinterest.
  • 628 Moyer Street Open House with Steven Karpo

    blogeditor
    5 Sep 2014 | 9:41 am
    Follow accessphilly.com’s board 628 MOYER ST, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19125 on Pinterest.
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  • 2 Bedroom in Northern Liberties: 837 N 2nd St. #310

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:18 am
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics: http://briv.it/f0wD Located in walking distance to restaurants, coffee shops, local entertainment, and minutes from Center City. This is hands down, one of the best spots to live in Northern Liberties. Garage parking for 2 cars, 2 large bedrooms, 2 .5 large bathrooms, and a private deck. Hardwood floors throughout on both the first floor and the second floor of this spacious condo. Contemporary kitchen with granite and stainless steel, breakfast bar. This is a corner unit so there is plenty of natural light. Many…
  • New Construction in Northern Liberties: 945 N 6th St.

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:07 am
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics: http://briv.it/e0tc Premier New Construction of 4 modern homes, 2,325-2,450 square feet of luxurious living space with 18' and 19 1/2' wide footprints. Magnificent open first floor layout with soaring 10' high ceiling and abundant natural light. Enter into the open living room and dining room space followed by the kitchen and half bath in the rear. The kitchen is fitted with modern Porcelanosa cabinetry, stunning polished Quartz counters and stylish appliances. The kitchen is filled with light from the sliding…
  • 4 Bedroom in Old Kensington/Northern Liberties: 1240 N 4th St.

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    3 Sep 2014 | 11:24 pm
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics: http://briv.it/g0u3 Remarks Public:Welcome to this stunning and modern 3 bedroom, 2 bath home that was expertly renovated in 2005. Property located in rapidly developing South Kensington and is a stones throw from Northern Liberties, the Piazza, Taco Riendo, Crane Arts building and all the great restaurants in the area. Step into the first floor into the open grand living room and dining room, refinished hardwood flooring and plenty of room to entertain. Kitchen is expansive and modern with high end cabinets,…
  • 3 Bedroom for Sale in Fishtown: 417 Livingston St.

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:58 pm
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics: http://briv.it/c0Ye This 3 story 3 bedroom 1.5 bath brick front row in coveted section of Fishtown directly across from Hetzel's Field has tremendous curb appeal outside and charm galore inside. There is a lovely rear yard that can be used for outdoor grilling and entertainment. The yard is paved with brick and has raised green space both easy to maintain. Enter in through a formal living room and formal dining room. There is original refinished wide plank hard wood floors throughout, exposed brick features and…
  • Amazing Package for Sale in Northern Liberties: 618-620 N 2nd St.

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics: http://briv.it/i0n0 This amazing package with incentive pricing for combination of 618 and 620 N St. 618 N 2nd St MLS 6446985) is a mixed-use/commercial opportunity - zoned CMX 2.5 - allowing 55 feet building height. Is 15 X 115 - commercial on downstairs currently used as music/recording studio with residential loft upstairs. 620 N 2nd St is vacant lot (MLS 6446149) also zoned CMX 2.5, 15 X 104. Tremendous opportunity and options abound with this being right in the middle of the HOT Northern Liberties commercial…
 
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  • Homesales.com.au Promotes Unique Investment Search Feature

    Guest Author
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:44 pm
    September18, 2014 Property portal homesales.com.au has launched a new consumer campaign, promoting its unique investment search engine to property seekers. Homesales is the only mainstream property portal to have a dedicated investment search engine, allowing property seekers to search for properties based on rental return, capital growth, cash flow and more. According to Rhett Dallwitz, General Manager of homesales, “When it comes to the real estate market, every property purchase is an investment, which is why it’s important for property seekers to have access to the key data that will…
  • Homely.com.au reveals top 100 suburbs across Australia, ranking every suburb and awarding that elusive top spot

    Guest Author
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:51 pm
    Powered by over half a million consumer reviews, Homely.com.au has today released an insight in to the top 100 suburbs in Australia, ranked by the locals that know best. 17th September 2014- After hundreds of thousand of reviews from agents and locals, Homely.com.au has provided an in depth overview for those who have wanted to know what is the best suburb in Australia. The reviews, which rank suburbs in Australia with a score out of 10 provides an amazing insight into the most desired places to live in Australia. CEO Jason Spencer said “Homely’s ratings and reviews have been a valuable…
  • homesales.com.au launches innovative map search

    Guest Author
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:51 pm
    August 20, 2014 Property website homesales.com.au, the property arm of Australia’s No.1 automotive group carsales.com has launched a new Map Search function which details public transport transit times. The feature champions technology created in-house during one of the Australian online business’ ‘Hackathon’ events. carsales.com uses Hackathons to fast-track development of innovative solutions and ideas. In the most recent event more than 150 employees across carsales’ varied business categories participated. Teams ‘hot-housed’ innovations over a stand-alone…
  • How to build a portal – Lessons from a success

    Dave Platter
    3 Aug 2014 | 8:38 pm
    One of the perennial themes on Business2 is the need for a strong competitor to realestate.com.au and domain.com.au. I’ve previously told you that, if you think you’re going to launch an “REA killer,” you’re dreaming. I stand by that prior post. But three things make it worth looking at exactly what is involved in setting up a portal that serves real estate agents: the anti-REA sentiment, the creation of Real Estate Digital Marketing Services and the expected launch of a new industry portal. To reveal the secrets of starting a successful portal, I turned to someone with direct…
  • Fairfax Media acquires Allhomes

    Guest Author
    9 Jul 2014 | 6:13 pm
    10 July 2014: Fairfax Media Limited today announced The Domain Group’s acquisition of Canberra-based online property portal, All Homes Pty Ltd, subject to regulatory approval. Total consideration is expected to be $50 million. Allhomes was founded in 2000 and is the leading real estate advertising site in the ACT and surrounding areas in regional NSW. Allhomes serves more than 180 real estate agencies in the ACT and has a well-known and highly-trusted digital brand among consumers in Canberra. Domain Group will actively promote both Allhomes and Domain in the ACT and surrounding areas,…
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    Houston Apartment Insiders' Blog

  • Eco-Friendly Ways to Get Rid of Stuff in Houston

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:29 am
    Need to unclutter your life? We have eco-friendly ways for Houston residents to move out the clutter, from donations to Houston charity organizations to Houston consignment shops and more.It’s been said many times, and we’ve said it in previous posts: Nothing simplifies a move like decluttering. Don’t move anything that you don’t need or love — but what’s the best way to get rid of everything else? If you don’t like the idea of sending your old possessions to a landfill, or you’d rather know that they’re serving a good purpose…
  • Houston Festivals for Fall 2014

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:25 am
    If you’re new to the Houston area, and haven’t yet experienced the Houston festivals and events that happen every autumn, you’re in for a treat. Check out this listing of Houston festivals in town this fall for the whole family.There are so many reasons to love fall in Houston, including perfect weather, the back-to-school excitement of Houston’s many colleges and universities, and plenty of fun things to do. If you’re new to the Houston area, and haven’t yet experienced the Houston festivals and events that happen every autumn, you’re in…
  • Houston Apartment DIY: Temporary Wall Treatments

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:14 am
    Want to spruce up your Houston apartment? Tips for decorating your walls the safe way -- while saving your deposit.Apartment decorating presents special challenges, since your home improvement options are limited by your lease and your landlord’s rules. If you’re moving within Houston from a house to an apartment, this can take some getting used to. It’s always best to ask first about any project you’d like to carry out. You may be surprised how much is allowed, or you may find out that what you thought would be a welcome change would have violated your lease and cost…
  • Houston Apartment DIY: Temporary Floor Fixes

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:59 am
    Want to spruce up your Houston apartment? DIY tips for your floors to make every space in your home personal from Houston Apartment Insiders.When you use Houston Apartment Insiders as your Houston apartment locator, we’ll help you find the home that best matches your needs, your wants, your budget, and your style. Still, you’ll want to put your own mark on any Houston apartment you choose. We’ve already posted tips on improving the lighting in your apartment without upsetting your landlord. If it’s the floors that aren’t quite to your liking, here are apartment…
  • Houston Apartment DIY: Improve Your Apartment Lighting

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    14 Aug 2014 | 3:27 am
    Is your Houston apartment on the dim side? Check out these DIY apartment lighting tips from Houston Apartment Insiders and brighten up your living space.Whether you’re moving from your own house to a rental, or this is your first student apartment, the limitations of renting can take some getting used to. Some landlords allow renters to make quite a few improvements, including painting, wallpapering, and even wiring in new light fixtures. Many, though, won’t allow any change that can’t be easily reversed when you move out. To find out how much home improvement you can do…
 
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    Massachusetts Real Estate News

  • Best Google Plus Real Estate Articles For September 2014

    Bill Gassett
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:04 am
    Google Plus Real Estate Articles It’s that time again, time for a roundup of the best Google Plus articles of the month. You will find some great real estate content from the Real Estate Community on Google Plus for the month of September. It’s all right here. If you are a real estate professional and you are not currently networking with other professionals on Google Plus, you are missing out. I network with professionals on many social platforms and Google Plus is my favorite, by far. Great discussions happen every day in this community and the original content from other real estate…
  • Flood Insurance: Do You Need it

    Bill Gassett
    3 Sep 2014 | 4:41 am
    Do You Need Flood Insurance? If you have ever lived through a flood you know first-hand how devastating they can be. Not only can they destroy a home and its belongings but in the ensuing aftermath they can bring about mold, bacteria, and unsafe living conditions. It is not surprising they are the most common natural disaster in the world, accounting for billions of dollars in damage and countless claims each year. Some of the more common reasons for flooding are: Dams/levees Flash floods Heavy rains Ice jams Mud slides New/under developed areas Snow melt Tropical storms Flood Tips You May…
  • Best Google Plus Real Estate Articles For August 2014

    Bill Gassett
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:37 am
    Google Plus For Real Estate                         What better place to find a wealth of useful Real Estate articles than on Google+. On Google+ you’ll find some of the best Real Estate professionals located in states nationwide. What do you do when you come across a Real Estate article that really stands out? In other words, the headline grabs you, or its on a topic that you’ve been dying to learn more about or what about those eye popping images? You’ll likely head back again and again to the spot where you’ve found these…
  • Home Sellers: Expect More From Your Realtor

    Bill Gassett
    7 Aug 2014 | 4:27 am
    After 27 years of selling real estate, I’ve come to notice the gap in professionalism in the real estate industry. I see agents who are doing a stellar job, rising above and beyond in their efforts to bring their clients the very best in the industry. I also see agents who do the bare minimum required to sell a home. The sad truth is that many unsuspecting home sellers don’t know the difference. I’ve written extensively on the issues surrounding the sale of your home, and have taken a strong stand on the need for an experienced, capable real estate agent to market your home. I know…
  • Mortgage Loan Programs Reviewed

    Bill Gassett
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:44 am
    Navigating the Alphabet Soup of Mortgage Lending               Many home buyers are overwhelmed by the alphabet soup they encounter when shopping for the right mortgage. Lenders throw out acronyms like FHA, conventional, VA and USDA, but most consumers don’t know the ins and outs of each loan type, or which one is best for them. Knowing about these home loan programs gets buyers better rates and lower payments! It is not necessary however to know every detail of every loan type. You just need to know enough to choose the best long-term option for your…
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    MLS Maps

  • 10 Great Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

    Ken Horst
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:11 pm
    Buying a home is an exciting, often tiring and at times confusing process. Many venture into house-hunting without understanding the importance and intricacies of each stage and spend years searching for that perfect home. Here are a few tips that … Continue reading →
  • 10 Things to Look Out for When Buying an Older Home

    Ken Horst
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:08 pm
    Older homes possess an allure that cannot be found in a new home. The mesmerizing architecture of an older home and its distinctive character may appeal to you at first sight, but do not forget that not only are older … Continue reading →
  • 7 Things Every Home Buyer Should Know Before Buying a Home

    Ken Horst
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:58 pm
    Buying a home is a huge investment for your future and perhaps, one of the biggest decisions that you would make in your life. To ensure that your dream home does not give you nightmares, here are a few things … Continue reading →
  • 5 Things to Look For When Choosing a Home Builder

    Ken Horst
    7 Jul 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Whether you are planning to buy a ready-to-live condo or build a customized home, it is very important to choose the right home builder. A beginner to the real estate market might find himself overwhelmed by flashy brochures and aggressive … Continue reading →
  • Multiple Listing Services (MLS) Demystified

    Ken Horst
    30 Jun 2014 | 7:51 pm
    If you are new to the real estate market and are interested in buying or selling property, a Multiple Listing Service (MLS) is the place to go to. But what exactly is the MLS and how does it fit into … Continue reading →
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    PropertyShark Real Estate Blog

  • LA County Tax Sale Auctions Off 2,725 Properties; Find One That’s Perfect for You

    Georgiana Mihaila
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:42 am
    With just a few weeks left until the 2014 LA County Tax Sale – set to take place on October 20, 21 in Pomona – we thought we’d take a look at the properties that will go up for auction and help you find one that’s perfect for you. Our Los Angeles Foreclosure listings show an impressive total of 2,725 properties that are about to be auctioned off by the Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector. With a median starting bid of $7,424, 60% of the properties consist of vacant lots, but there are also a great deal of single-family homes and condos scheduled for auction — some of…
  • Does Airport Noise Affect Property Values?

    Balazs Szekely
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:35 am
    Say, you are on the lookout for a home. Say, you are willing to accept certain compromises in hopes of a financially favorable deal. Ever thought about noise pollution as a price-affecting factor? It seems reasonable to think that the closer you live to an airport, the bigger the impact the constant jet-roar has on the value of your home. At Property Shark, we wanted to find out whether this assumption is true and turned our attention to the residential blocks surrounding John F. Kennedy International and LaGuardia Airports in New York City. We started out by taking a look at which areas are…
  • The NYC Real Estate Event You Don’t Want to Miss: PropertyShark’s User Appreciation Party

    Georgiana Mihaila
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:08 am
    PropertyShark’s 2013 User Appreciation Party Looking for a chance to connect with some of the most influential real estate professionals in NYC? Or maybe just to have a fun night out in the company of New York’s finest? Then please jump aboard PropertyShark’s 2014 Networking Event & User Appreciation Party, set to take place on September 16. To show just how much we appreciate the loyalty of all PropertyShark users, we’ve planned a great evening. We’ll start off with a real estate networking event — held from 5 pm to 9 pm — followed by a fun user appreciation…
  • Recent Sale Sets New Record Price per Square Foot at the Philip House

    Georgiana Mihaila
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:56 am
    A 1,575-square-foot unit at the Philip House – the conversion of a prewar Renaissance Revival rental building at 141 East 88th Street – has just managed to bring the comps up in the building. Unit 10F recently sold for $6,414,975, which translates into a whopping $4,073 per square foot. While no other residential unit sale has passed the $4K/sq. ft. mark up to this point, #9F came close earlier this month, when it sold for $6,227,006 or $3,953/square foot. The deed shows that the property was under contract since December 13, 2013, but buyer KPL Enterprises LLC only assumed ownership of…
  • Are Your Property Taxes Too High? See How Much You Should be Paying

    Georgiana Mihaila
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:24 am
    High property taxes are a burden for many home owners; but if you feel you may be paying too much in property taxes, PropertyShark can help you figure out what the right amount is, and gather all the necessary information you need for your property tax appeal. Scout the Neighborhood and See How Much your Neighbors are Paying Our Tax Value per Sq. Ft Map is the quickest way to get a clear picture of how much your neighbors are paying in property taxes. Simply look up your exact address using the Property Search tab on the upper left side of the screen and a pin-point will indicate its…
 
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    Houston Properties

  • Lakes Of Parkway Houston | Lakes Of Parkway Homes For Sale

    Paige Martin
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:31 am
    Lakes Of Parkway Houston Homes Lakes of Parkway Houston is a private and gated community within the Energy Corridor. This West Houston subdivision is adjacent to the vast nature reserve of the George Bush park. Lakes of Parkway offers 6 home styles including single-family homes of various sizes and townhomes. Security guards control traffic in and out of the gated subdivision. Lakes of Parkway subdivision features 9 lakes, paved jogging trails, a state of the art recreation center, a pool, tennis courts, and lighted fountains. Home prices range from $365,000 to over $2 million Students in…
  • Ravenna Houston Real Estate | Ravenna Homes For Sale

    Paige Martin
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
    Ravenna Houston Homes Guide Ravenna Houston is an exclusive Spring Branch neighborhood that’s as picturesque as the Italian town of its namesake. This charming new community is conveniently situated on North Post Oak, within minutes of Katy Fwy and I-610. Ravenna Houston is protected by a 24-hour manned security gate. The neighborhood is within the 77024 and 77055 Houston zip codes. Ravenna homes for sale are of Mediterranean design with modern fixtures. With over 3 decades as one of Texas’ premier home developers, Lovett Homes designed and developed Ravenna homes. The neighborhood…
  • Hudson Forest Houston | Hudson Forest Homes For Sale

    Paige Martin
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:46 am
    Hudson Forest Houston Homes Hudson Forest Houston is a fully gated subdivision in Memorial’s 77024 zip code. Hudson Forest features quick access to I-10 Katy Freeway and the Sam Houston Tollway. Hudson Forest features a gated entrance manned by uniformed guards, 24 hours. Hudson Forest homes for sale have a median built year of 1976, although a good number of these are new construction and renovated properties. Properties in Hudson Forest include townhomes (shared walls) and single family homes (no shared walls). Zoned to the Spring Branch ISD, the Hudson Forest neighborhood is near…
  • Farnham Park Houston | Farnham Park Homes For Sale

    Paige Martin
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:39 am
    Farnham Park Houston Homes Farnham Park is a gated subdivision in Memorial Houston with luxury homes and mansions. Located in 77024 zip code, Farnham Park features some of the most expensive homes within a gated community. Farnham Park has a 24-hour, guard-gated entrance ensuring residents’ privacy. Homes in Farnham Park have a median year built of 1978; however majority of the properties in the neighborhood went through renovations. Farnham Park homes for sale are mostly luxury single-family houses and mansions with more than 5 bedrooms and baths. There are 30 Farnham Park homes, with a…
  • River Hollow Houston | River Hollow Homes For Sale

    Paige Martin
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:16 am
    River Hollow Houston Homes River Hollow is a gated subdivision in Houston’s 77027 zip code in Briar Hollow, near the exclusive River Oaks area. River Hollow offers a 24-hour, guard-gated entrance and is a fully gated community. Homes for sale in River Hollow include townhomes (shared walls) and single family homes (no shared walls) with a median size of over 3,400 square feet. Majority of River Hollow homes for sale were built between the 70s and late 80s. A few properties were constructed the last two decades. There are over 40 River Hollow Houston homes in the community, averaging 2.95…
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    Merrimack Valley Real Estate- Essex and Northern Middlesex County

  • 52 Regency Drive for Sale, Dracut MA New Construction

    Massachusetts Realtor
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:09 pm
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent Related Posts:Dracut MA Condominiums and Townhouses for SaleLowell New Construction Closed May 2014Dracut MA Homes and Real Estate for SaleAnother Tewksbury Home SoldDracut MA Single Family Homes for SaleThe post 52 Regency Drive for Sale, Dracut MA New Construction appeared first on Merrimack Valley Real Estate- Essex and Northern Middlesex County.
  • The Unused Bedroom, Show Its intended Use

    Massachusetts Realtor
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:02 am
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent Often times as a REALTOR, I go on listing appointments to consult with home sellers, to find one or more bedrooms that are no longer a bedroom.  The bedroom is empty, has been converted to an office or has become a catch all room. It is important to show potential buyers the true use of a space.  Take that unused bedroom and make it look like a bedroom.  Buyers will walk away thinking your house only had two bedrooms instead of the three that are listed.  Or if you have converted a…
  • 820 Methuen Street for Sale, Dracut Massachusetts

    Massachusetts Realtor
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:18 am
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent 820 Methuen Street Dracut MA 01826 – MLS 71729947 Price- $330,000 Style- Townhouse/ Duplex Bedrooms- 3 Bathrooms- 2.5 Square Footage- 2045 sq feet Commuter Open House- Wednesday, September 3rd 4:30pm to 6:30pm About 820 Methuen Street Dracut MA Located on the East side of Dracut, Massachusetts this home is a quick drive to route 93, making it a great location for commuters. This duplex style townhouse offers a unique opportunity.  The main living area is one floor, including a…
  • 3 Pinedale Ave for Sale, Methuen MA

    Massachusetts Realtor
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:15 pm
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent 3 Pinedale Ave, Methuen MA 01844- MLS 71735061 Price- $280,000 Living Area-  1428 square feet Lot Size-  8835 square feet Bedrooms-  3 Bathrooms-  1.5 Year Built-  1942 Open House for 3 Pinedale Ave, Sunday September 7th 12-1:30pm About 3 Pinedale Ave, Methuen MA 01844 Located in Methuen Massachusetts, 3 Pinedale Avenue is located on a side street in a neighborhood setting.  It provides easy access to routes 93, 495 and 213.  The location is also close to nearby Salem NH for all…
  • 42 Boylston Lane for Sale in Lowell Massachusetts

    Massachusetts Realtor
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:05 am
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent 42 Boylston Lane, Lowell MA 01852-  MLS# 71727292 Status: Active Price: $185,000 Style:  Condominium/ Townhouse Living Area: 1200 sq ft Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 1.5 42 Boylston Lane is located in South Lowell, Massachusetts in the 01852 zip code right on the Tewksbury town line.  Lowell MA is located in Middlesex county and is about 36 miles northwest of Boston.  Boylston Lane is a perfect location, being only minutes from route 495 with either route 93 or route 3 equally accessible in…
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    Austin Real Estate Secrets

  • Is a Duplex A Good Investment?

    Tim Thornton, Greater Austin Area Realtor® ZipRealty, inc.
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Here is an investment conversation that comes up from time to time. There is a popular belief that investing in a duplex is better than investing in a single family home for one common reason: When one tenant leaves, you are still collecting rent from the other tenant, so you still have half of the rental income coming in "all the time". Sounds good on the surface. If you own a duplex and this is why you bought it, you should stop reading now. I hate to put a match to this investment strategy, but I think any experienced landlord knows that there is a lot more to this story than this simple…
  • We Remember Sept. 11, 2001

    Tim Thornton, Greater Austin Area Realtor® ZipRealty, inc.
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:30 pm
     We RememberAll those who lost their lives onSept 11, 2001   These are some of beautiful memorials, memories and hero's that honor those who gave their lives on this most hallowed day in American history and some of horrific images that took place on Sept 11, 2001.Sadly, the events of 9/11 were very real and a horrible reminder to us all of what people are capable of doing. Thirteen years later, let us not forget and let us teach our children of the ugly truths that surrounded that horrible day in American history.  Tim Thornton, Realtor ®, Austin, Texas.
  • Austin Real Estate Market Update, thru Aug. 31,2014

    Tim Thornton, Greater Austin Area Realtor® ZipRealty, inc.
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:08 am
    Let's get right into the numbers to start off. Numbers reflect the Greater Austin MLS data for Single Family Homes, Condos and Townhouses, at the time of publication: Homes SOLD Jan - Aug: 20,887An decrease of 229 compared to 2013 record numbers411 Luxury homes have SOLD for more than $1M this yearMost expensive home sold: $6.75MTrivial Fact: Most bathrooms in Sold Home YTD: 14Q: Are sales starting to weaken compared to 2013 Record Sales?A: No not really.A: Homes in 2014 are selling about 4 days faster than 2013A: Homes in 2014 are selling for about $9 psf more than 2013A: Median Home Prices…
  • Are Banks Getting Out of Control on Pricing Foreclosures?

    Tim Thornton, Greater Austin Area Realtor® ZipRealty, inc.
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:34 am
    If you are an investor or professional Realtor who works with investors, you may have noticed something during the past 6 - 12 months in the bank owned foreclosures. Have you noticed that foreclosures are being listed at market value or above market value in many cases? Have you seen homes that did not sell at a lower price when they were for sale before the foreclosure and now they are being listed for more money than the price that they did not sell for earlier? Well, if you have, you are not alone. I have noticed this trend as well.Why is this happening? Well, it is pretty simple,…
  • You Get What You Pay For--Or Do You?

    Tim Thornton, Greater Austin Area Realtor® ZipRealty, inc.
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:05 pm
    "You get what you pay for." It is a common belief and also a business misconception.  In the words of my friend and former colleague at Compaq, Alan Cole, "If life were only that easy." If you could measure quality by the price that vendors and suppliers charge, decisions would be so very easy. Flat and logical enough to build a spread sheet for every major decision. You just decide what level of quality and customer support you are looking for and you pay for exactly what you know you will receive on the other side of the transaction.Well, if you have been around long enough, bought…
 
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    RealtyBizNews: Real Estate News

  • How Can We Bring Back First-time Buyers Into The Fray?

    Mike Wheatley
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:02 pm
    The Federal Housing Administration’s rise in its mortgage insurance fees in recent years is pricing many “creditworthy Americans out of the market” and causing the number of first-time home buyers to reach new lows, housing analysts argue. First-time home purchases have fallen to historic lows. They account for about 28 percent of existing-home sales year-to-date – well below the long-term benchmark of 40 percent, according to the National Association of Realtors. The 24- to 35-year-old cohort – which usually makes up the largest share of first-time buyers – has been faced with…
  • The Truth About Mailers and Why I Use Them

    Guest Author
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:28 am
    As a person who has created marketing that does not require me to knock a door, cold call or send a mailer, how is it possible that I can advocate mailers? photo credit: loop_oh via photopin cc My answer is 46%. There are many phases to marketing in a cohesive direct marketing funnel. For marketing to be successful it is all based on the number of people who look at my mailer (marketing piece) and then respond to my marketing piece (response rate) and then schedule an appointment to meet with me (face to face rate). My personal marketing strategy (the MONSTER) relies on a homeowner living in…
  • Purchasing, Renovating, Marketing, and Selling

    Brian Kline
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:57 am
    A full time rehab investor needs to manage the four phases of every deal. Becoming a rehab millionaire means having at least 16 deals in work every month and maybe more. Four deals turning a $20,000 profit each month will bring in $960,000 each year. If you’re only turning two houses each year, you’re going to need to keep your day job. If you want to be a serious, full time, professional real estate investor, you shouldn’t be swinging a hammer or even licking envelopes, you need to be managing a team that is doing the work for you. © aihumnoi – Fotolia.com The…
  • Homeowners Throwing Away Thousands Annually on Mortgage Payments

    Allison Halliday
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:52 am
    According to an article in Housingwire, recent research has shown that many homeowners are failing to take advantage of lending programs that could be hugely beneficial to them. It’s estimated around 20% of households who could benefit from refinancing are potentially missing out on savings of over $10,000 each year, simply by failing to take action. The study was carried out by the National Bureau of Economic Research and looked at a random sample of US mortgages in December 2010 and found that while people are able to take action to buy and finance a property many households are failing…
  • Six Up and Coming Real Estate Design Trends

    Mike Wheatley
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:51 pm
    What home-design trends will likely catch on in new construction? Builder Online recently spoke to Mollie Carmichael, principal at John Burns Real Estate Consulting, and Nick Lehnert, executive director at architecture firm KTGY, about the design trends that are gaining popularity in the new-home market this year: photo credit: Jeremy Levine Design via photopin cc Private space Baby boomers, empty nesters, and Gen Yers are showing a preference for homes that have more private outdoor spaces, straying from the traditional “public” backyard, according to surveys. One way some…
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    What Sam Saw Today

  • 8 Outrageously Different Auction Properties For Sale

    Sam
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:48 pm
    Are you bored by the same-old property for sale in estate agent windows? Well, check out these bizarre and beautiful auction properties that are soon to be sold under the hammer! Who Took My Combine Harvester? You know it – you’ve always wanted a small-holding to live some of that ‘good life’.  And here’s your chance with this Cornish small-holding.  It’s got a guide of £125-150k.  For that you get 6.3 acres currently used as a low key market garden with large pond, 2 modern timber outbuildings, 3 polytunnels and a log cabin (which has lapsed planning…
  • The Choices You Make Will Change Your Life: My Ten Year Anniversary In Property

    Sam
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:52 pm
    This is the story of my first time.   Make a coffee or grab a beer this is a l-o-n-g post with occasional fruity language.  You have been warned. “I guess I’ll learn whether to sink or swim…alternatively the shit will hit the fan and it’ll be a mess”. Words from my leaving email I sent to a colleague 10 years ago. June 12th 2004 was my epiphanous moment. There was nothing special or fancy about that moment.  There wasn’t a great lead up – apart from the fact I worked insane hours, travelled the world first class and stayed in 5* hotels – but…
  • WARNING: Landlords And Lettings Agents HMRC Are After You!

    Sam
    5 Sep 2014 | 4:33 am
    So, I’ve just opened a letter from HMRC and thought I’d share the contents. As, I no longer own a letting agency this doesn’t affect me – but for any of you who do own a letting agency, your paperwork is about to get even more long-winded, and for those landlords out there who think they can collect rent and not pay tax – think again. Landlords – Note the text in red. Letting agents – note the extra paperwork involved. “Dear Sir/ Madam, I will soon be sending you a statutory notice under paragraph 18 of Schedule 23 to the Finance Act 2011…
  • Capital Homes Under The Hammer: High Rise High Yield Investments

    Sam
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:12 pm
    ‘Cheap flats in London’ is not really a phrase you often hear, but they can be found if you’re willing to go *up* – and ex-council. High rise blocks may not be at the top of every home buyer’s wish-list – but they can offer London living for less – and for an investor; high rental returns, for a lower capital purchase price. Lending on high rise blocks of flats can be more difficult, and so it’s critical you check with a mortgage provider before you bid to buy. Here are three high rise opportunities which are soon to be sold under the hammer:…
  • Alternative Ways to Finance Property: Peer-to-Peer Lending, Crowd Funding And Crowd Investing

    Sam
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Getting a mortgage is hard work. Ever since the property market went *pop* most major banks have made getting mortgages harder than ever.  Chuck into that some extra regulatory hoops to wriggle over and you’ll soon find yourself wondering if you ever really wanted to buy a property. Anyway, it would appear the Kickstarter effect has winged it’s haloed glow over to property investment. Now I have to confess, I don’t know, nor have experience of these schemes. Are they a good idea? I am going to throw that over to you! Like any investment – there are risks.  You MUST…
 
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    edmontonrealestateinfo.com

  • Eighty Percent Of People Do This

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:18 pm
    80% or more of people spend more time shopping for fruits and vegetables then they do their real estate agent. Most pick a family member or friend. Some pick a name from an ad or phonebook. Even a great referral … Continue reading → The post Eighty Percent Of People Do This appeared first on .
  • Flooring Options – So Many Choices For Your Renovation

    admin
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:14 pm
    Ah yes, summer in Canada. Out come the barbeques, the deck chairs and on go the renovation thinking caps. Perhaps a new floor is in your future this summer. You’re in luck. There’s a flooring material out there to please … Continue reading → The post Flooring Options – So Many Choices For Your Renovation appeared first on .
  • The Best Ways to Save Water in the Home

    admin
    9 Jun 2014 | 2:11 pm
    For most of us, having access to water is as easy as turning on a faucet and filling up a cup. Most of us are also used to using water a lot in our daily lives. However, we often forget … Continue reading → The post The Best Ways to Save Water in the Home appeared first on .
  • 5 Summer Decorating Ideas for the Home

    admin
    29 May 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Summer is almost upon us, and you may think of adjusting your decor to get ready for the season. Here are 5 summery ideas that will give your house the breezy, relaxing feel of the warmer months without needing to … Continue reading → The post 5 Summer Decorating Ideas for the Home appeared first on .
  • Forget the Man Cave – This is the Ultimate Man House

    admin
    12 May 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Imagine designing a bungalow to your personal specifications. That’s just what one Edmonton gent did. Condo living proved enjoyable for Jeremy Sparks, that is until he found it difficult to find space for his other passion, Harley-Davidson motorcycles. After four … Continue reading → The post Forget the Man Cave – This is the Ultimate Man House appeared first on .
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    Las Vegas Modern Homes

  • School Districts Rate Highly in Home Buying Survey

    Las Vegas Modern Homes
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:49 pm
    School Districts Rate Highly in Home Buying Survey Las Vegas residents don’t have to have children at home to know when we’ve gone through the familiar back-to-school rituals. Just turn on a radio or TV, step into a retail store, or drive past a school and the calls to educational muster are evident. At the […]
  • An Open House in Las Vegas Deserves Maximum Prep

    Las Vegas Modern Homes
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:22 am
    An Open House in Las Vegas Deserves Maximum Prep Once your property appears in the Las Vegas listings it’s time to prepare for the all-important initial open house. Whether it’s really “all-important” (or just very important) is a matter for debate—you can’t really pin down exactly how important the initial open house is because some […]
  • A Las Vegas Property Inspection Shows What You’re Getting Into

    Las Vegas Modern Homes
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:17 am
    A Las Vegas Property Inspection Shows What You’re Getting Into You’ve successfully located the home that fits your wish list! The listing agent says the home is in “great condition!” Financing is pretty much a done deal! Time to relax! Er—maybe not just yet. When you are buying a home, among the scores of thoughts […]
  • Strategic Tips for Updating an Old Family Home

    Las Vegas Modern Homes
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:06 am
    Strategic Tips for Updating an Old Family Home Selling an elderly or deceased relative’s Las Vegas home can be one of the most selfless tasks anyone is ever called upon to do—and not just because it’s hard to let go of a place that has so many loved ones’ memories. What frequently adds to the […]
  • Las Vegas Home Showings Keep Busy Households Hopping

    Las Vegas Modern Homes
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:58 am
    Las Vegas Home Showings Keep Busy Households Hopping Selling your home quickly and for the highest price possible demands that the Las Vegas showings be proactively appealing: that is, more than just a passive display of the residential “merchandise.” To make the most of the advantageous situation that any showing or open house should be, […]
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    All Calgary Real Estate

  • Benefits Of Basement Development

    admin
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:46 am
    Is your home feeling a little too cramped up and filled with way too many stuff? Do you have difficulty relocating your furniture and all you other household belongings because of the lack of space? Will extending your home be out of the question because of the limited lot space between you and your neighbors? If you answered an astounding yes to the questions above then it may be time for you to consult with the many basement developers Calgary offers or even get in touch with the Edmonton basement developers, as these well experienced businesses will be able to provide you with the services…
  • Basement Development: What You Should Expect

    admin
    5 Sep 2014 | 4:39 am
    There are a lot of advantages when a home has its own basement as it serves as a feasible form of storage and provides extra space for a household. This is one of the reasons why Calgary basement development and Edmonton basement developers are well needed services these days because of the many households that look to developing the basement of their homes. Many homeowners are looking into the basement developers Calgary has to offer because the skills of the trade are needed to fulfill the home basement that is put to their standards. You too should have an expected standard and outcome…
  • Get Your Basement Developed and Get More For Your House In Calgary…

    admin
    8 Jun 2014 | 6:57 pm
    You might as well get your Calgary basement developed or renovated – it is only going to get your house more money when you sell it!  Plus, you can enjoy it during all the time you live there so it is only a win/win. Most people think about getting their kitchen renovated or bathrooms but very few people realize how much a basement is actually used or will be used once it looks really nice and people enjoy being down there. That is why you need to consider hiring a really good Calgary basement development company.  Recently, we had an estimate from PLANiT Builders and we absolutely…
  • Asbestos Remediation Services in Calgary

    admin
    8 Jun 2014 | 6:42 pm
    Several decades ago, asbestos was commonly used in construction materials such as insulation boards, cement, floors and tiles. This is not surprising: Asbestos encompasses fire-proofing, reinforcing and insulating capacities all in one. As the years passed, however, more and more people began to link asbestos with health issue. Nowadays, asbestos is nicknamed the “silent killer” and its use has become more restricted than ever. Fortunately, with the reduced use of asbestos comes a lower tolerance for it. As the population begins to become aware of the dangers associated with it, the need…
  • Calgary & Edmonton Insurance Broker Is Setting The Standard…

    admin
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:33 am
    Whether you are needing an Edmonton insurance broker or Calgary insurance broker, Sharp Insurance is setting the standard for brokers in Western Canada.  They are taking the old, traditional insurance industry and making it fresh, innovative, and exciting.  There’s no question that the verdict is in and customers are demanding a new approach to insurance that makes it easier for them. Looking for the best Edmonton car insurance rates? No problem… Sharp has you covered!  Or maybe you are looking for the best Calgary car insurance rates?  Again, no problem… Sharp has you…
 
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    SBA 504 Loan Blog

  • September Commercial Finance Update: Construction Edition

    Trey
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Construction projects accounted for 62% of our lending activity last year. It wasn’t always that way, but the past few years have been construction-heavy for us. We’ve become pretty darn good at this type of lending (if we do say so ourselves) and that’s good news for you. When you or your clients get stymied by lenders who aren’t keen on financing construction/renovation projects, we’re only a phone call or email away.  Featured Project: - North Magnolia Properties, LLC - Orlando, Florida - $3.9 million total project cost (acquisition/construction) - Two office buildings…
  • How to handle mistakes like Downton Abbey

    admin
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Even if you don’t watch it, surely you’ve heard of the British show Downton Abbey. Two weeks ago they released a series of publicity photos for the upcoming season and one photo in particular got all the attention, but for all the wrong reasons. The stars of the show were dressed in full period garb (the show takes place in the 1920s) but someone had left a plastic water bottle on the mantle behind the two actors. Plastic bottles of course, were not introduced until the 1960s. As you can imagine, the internet went crazy making fun of the show for their oversight. The show could have…
  • Marketing Lessons from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    admin
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:24 am
    The remake of the 1990s classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been the top grossing movie in the box office for the second week running. It’s surprised most of the experts by dethroning Marvel’s latest offering (Guardians of the Galaxy), and holding off the third installment of the star-studded Expendables franchise (not a huge feat, but still). Beyond all those accolades, as this article in Forbes explains, Paramount’s strategy for TMNT is a case study in targeted marketing. The film was a smash without needing to be omnipresent in the run-up to its debut; marketers of the film…
  • We Are Mercantile – The SBA 504 Experts

    Trey
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    Up until about a month ago, this blog prominently featured a single person as the face of our company. We’ve fielded quite a few questions about what the departure of our former CEO means for Mercantile going forward, and the short answer is that nothing changes. But there’s a longer explanation that we’d like to give you by way of video so that you can know and see a little about what goes on behind the scenes here at Mercantile. What we do for our small business clients has been a team effort from the very start. We’re known as “the 504 Experts” (plural) and we’re a…
  • How To Build a Strong Company Culture

    Trey
    6 Aug 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Values are at the center of building a strong company culture, but we’re not going to bother with what they should or shouldn’t be. What matters is that you have a set of core values and that you align your organization around them. This is what Tony Hsieh (sounds like “Shay”) says about building a company culture in the latest issue of Inc. magazine. Hsieh founded Zappos (as if you didn’t know), which has become known far and wide for its legendary customer service. And for its free shipping both ways, but the customer service is what keeps people coming back to…
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    ForSaleByOwner.com: Blog

  • How to Buy and Manage a Long-Distance Rental Property

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Ethan Roberts is a real estate writer, editor and investor. He's a frequent contributor to InvestorPlace.com, and his work has been featured on Money.msn.com and Reuters.com. He was one of five contributing editors to TheTycoonReport.com and has also written for MarketGreenhouse.com and SeekingAlpha.com. He's been investing in real estate since 1995 and a Realtor since 1998. Investors sometimes ask me whether it makes sense to buy rental property in a city or state that's different from where they live. Often, they're curious about exploring other areas because there are few good deals left…
  • Home Seller Sweepstakes Winner Profile: Tim Hill

    16 Sep 2014 | 6:41 am
    This summer, ForSaleByOwner.com held its inaugural Home Seller Sweepstakes, a promotion celebrating successful by-owner home sellers. Three lucky winners were each awarded 6 percent of their home sale price the equivalent of what they saved by not having to pay a real estate agent's commission. Here we profile our May Home Seller Sweepstakes winner, Tim Hill of Noblesville, Indiana.When Tim Hill decided to move with his wife and five children to his family's farm in Ohio, he listed his home in Noblesville, Indiana (pictured here) with a real estate agent. After the buyer backed out of that…
  • Tips for Flips, Part 2: 6 More Ways to Boost Your Profits

    10 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Ethan Roberts is a real estate writer, editor and investor. He's a frequent contributor to InvestorPlace.com, and his work has been featured on Money.msn.com and Reuters.com. He was one of five contributing editors to TheTycoonReport.com and has also written for MarketGreenhouse.com and SeekingAlpha.com. He's been investing in real estate since 1995 and a Realtor since 1998. This is the second of a two-part series. You can read the first part here.In my last post, I offered some tips on how to maximize your profits when buying a house to flip and suggested some techniques for estimating your…
  • Expert Home Staging Tips: Keep It Clean

    5 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    What’s the most crucial part of home staging? Getting your home clean and keeping it that way. The care and condition of your home alerts potential buyers to the beauty (or the beast) they will be inheriting if they choose to purchase your home, so when you’re preparing and staging your home to sell, you can’t afford to miss any details. After all, there are dollars in the details. Darlene Parris, Owner, Home Stager and Interior Redesigner of Los Angeles-based UPSTAGED!, compiles a ‘must do’ cleaning list for staging your home.If you have gone through the process of depersonalizing,…
  • 5 Most Popular Homes For Sale By Owner in August

    4 Sep 2014 | 11:32 am
    The home sellers with the five listings below are obviously doing something right not only do they have the most popular properties on our site in the month of August, two of the homes are also already under contract. Take a tour through their listings to discover how these sellers are successfully marketing their homes, then head over to our site to find everything you need to make your own by-owner home sale. Maybe we'll feature your listing here next month! 1. 10303 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33950Price: $95,000Highlights: Located near the airport and area beaches, this 3-bed,…
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    NewStone's blog

  • The Contingent Contract - what it all means.

    NewStone
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:07 am
    SteveC 72 lg[1].JPG Today, I want to share with you the meaning of a Contingent Contract.  A Contingent Contract is one that has conditions attached.  As of January 2012, the NC Real Estate Commission updated the Offer to Purchase form (the form all real estate agents use for their buyers). read more
  • Chapel Hill Real Estate - Latest Home Sales Data

    NewStone
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:41 am
    Chapel Hill Summer Update        read more
  • Raleigh Real Estate snapshot – Analytical analysis 8/21/2013

    NewStone
    21 Aug 2013 | 7:58 am
    SteveC 72 lg[1].JPG Dear readers,In this blog, I will be sharing some interesting data on housing for the Raleigh Real Estate market. This data includes both detached and attached homes (town homes and condos included).  This is not intended to be comprehensive but to focus on the main highlights. If you are interested in more detailed information please do not hesitate to contact me directly! As of today, there are a total of 2,269 active listings in Raleigh.  The price range is between $35,000 - $4,850,000. The range of square footage is between 500 sq ft – 15,890 sq ft. read…
  • Cary Real Estate snapshot – analytical analysis 8/14/2013

    NewStone
    15 Aug 2013 | 4:28 pm
    SteveC 72 lg[1].JPG Greetings!In an effort to continue to provide valuable data, I will be sharing some interesting statistics on housing for the Cary Real Estate market. This data includes both detached and attached homes (townhomes and condos included).Currently, there are a total of 562 active listings in Cary.  The price range isbetween $75,000 - $3,995,000. The range of square footage is between713 sq ft – 13,200 sq ft. read more
  • Chapel Hill Homes For Sale - Historical Data and Anaylsis

    NewStone
    7 Aug 2013 | 11:53 am
    SteveC 72 lg[1].JPG Hello readers:I want to share with you some interesting statistics on housing for the Chapel Hill Real Estate market. For this blog, I am defining the Chapel Hill area as Orange County homes (both detached and attached—as in townhomes and condos) and in the Chapel Hill school system.Currently, we have a total of 429 active listings.  The price range is between $44,900 - $3,900,000. The range of square footage is between 330 sq ft – 9,343 sq ft. read more
 
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    CREOutsider

  • Is Commercial Real Estate A Target for Disruption?

    Chris Clark
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:58 am
    Lot’s of people* insist that real estate is due for disruption. They point to common markers – tell-tale signs that an industry is not serving its customers in an efficient or cost effective way. And because of that, just one person or company can appear on the scene and change the way things are done. […]
  • Using Twitter Cards

    Chris Clark
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:47 am
    Ever see those tweets that have Facebook-like posts below? Those are Twitter cards. Fairly easy to implement (but currently can only be seen on Twitter/Twitter apps) they’re ideal for commercial real estate purposes. You can display an image plus some text – all you need along with a link to promote a post. And a […]
  • CRE Listening Tour

    Chris Clark
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:26 am
    It’s always good to get out and talk to agents and the people that support them. I recently had the opportunity to do just that during a series of round table discussions on CRE trends. Ages ranged from 22 to 70 – with youth being no indicator of “tech” savviness. There were middle aged agents […]
  • Dear CRE App Developers

    Chris Clark
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:33 am
    Every time I look at yet another CRE cloud app – and every CRE app these days is in the cloud – I get agita.  While it’s great that someone else is handling server management and remote access is a given, it’s one more place to store documents and data.  I envision the company’s document […]
  • CRE Data – Stop Thinking Small

    Chris Clark
    6 Aug 2014 | 4:58 am
    Someone asked me to summarize what’s going on in CRE regarding data. While the CRE data conversation has mostly revolved around what CoStar/LoopNet and Xceligent are up to, there’s a lot more going on than that. Yes, I’m talking about big data. But everyone in CRE seems to be thinking small. Properties and Listings There’s […]
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    Underwritings Blog

  • Pembroke Pines, FL Mortgage Rates and Real Estate Overview

    Courtney Watson
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:05 pm
    The official motto of the city of Pembroke Pines, Florida is “Join Us, Progress with Us”.  Replace “Progress” with “Play” and it might sound a bit closer to the truth; Pembroke Pines has produced many athletes, such as New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor, San Francisco 49er’s running back Frank Gore and Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Manny Ramirez. Buyers here in this Miami suburb will find the main appeal to be the South Florida climate and its proximity to Miami.  Pembroke Pines also enjoys the luxury of relatively low housing costs, a lack of tall buildings and…
  • Mortgage Rate News – FOMC Edition – for Wednesday September 17, 2014

    Michael Kraus
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:20 am
    If you’ve been reading this blog (and the traffic numbers suggest you have not been), or any sort of analysis of financial markets in the past few weeks, you probably know that all eyes are on the Fed today.  I don’t expect that we’ll see much movement in mortgage rates prior to 2pm today, when the FOMC statement is issued.  Between the statement and the press conference that follows, we could see a lot of volatility.  If the statement is hawkish, or is perceived as such, look out.  That said, I think this turns out to be a whole lot of nothing, and that we will see very…
  • Why Should You Pay Cash for a House?

    Andrew Penner
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:24 am
    For many, the American dream is still to own one’s home.  To achieve this, prospective homeowners will save their money, try to keep their credit report clean and obtain a mortgage to do so. But others will purchase their homes with a cash payment. Believe it or not, this method is on the rise. Recently the lack of quality homes for sale has created higher competition in the housing market and in order to make their bids more attractive, many homebuyers are offering cash—often above the asking price. In the second quarter ending on June 30, almost 38 percent of condominium sales and U.S.
  • Mortgage Rates News for Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    Michael Kraus
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Reversing last week’s trend, mortgage rates improved yesterday, and are improving a bit in early trading this morning.  We’re still a long way away from making up last week’s losses, however.  This morning’s inflation data came in pretty much at expectations, so it looks like this morning’s bond rally is the result of geopolitical uncertainty, weak data out of Europe, and the variety of other factors that cause rates to buffet to and fro on a daily basis.  It’s all pretty much a sideshow until we hear from the Fed on Wednesday and learn the outcome of…
  • Is it worth it to make double payments on my 30-year fixed-rate mortgage with an interest rate of 4.75 percent?

    Andrew Penner
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:37 am
    It’s tempting, if you can afford it, to make two mortgage payments a month. This will help you slash the time it takes to pay off your mortgage loan. And over time, it can save you a significant amount in interest payments. And let’s be honest: It’s nice not to have make those mortgage payments each month. But there is a case when doubling up your monthly mortgage payments isn’t the wisest financial move. And that’s when you have other forms of debt that come with higher interest rates. You say that the interest rate on your 30-year fixed-rate mortgage loan is at…
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    Atlanta Real Estate Forum

  • Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio: Ruth’s Farm by The Providence Group

    Courtney Rogers
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:41 am
    The current Deal of the Week on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio is being offered by The Providence Group at Ruth’s Farm, a new community in Alpharetta that is currently celebrating its model home grand opening! To help celebrate, The Providence Group is offering $15,000 toward designer options and closing costs with its preferred lender. This [...]
  • Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio: Overhead Door Company of Atlanta

    Courtney Rogers
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Today’s guest on the All About Real Estate segment of Atlanta Real Estate Forum is Tim Smith, the general manager of Overhead Door Company of Atlanta. Founded in 1935, the company is still growing as the local real estate market continues to rebound and grow. Garage doors can make up as much as 25 percent of [...]
  • Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio: HomeAid Atlanta

    Courtney Rogers
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:12 am
    Today’s guest on the Around Atlanta edition of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio is Jean Hilyard, executive director of HomeAid Atlanta. As the designated charity of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (GAHBA) and a chapter of HomeAid America, HomeAid Atlanta builds and helps to maintain transitional housing facilities for the temporary homeless population in [...]
  • Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio: Coldwell Banker RMR and Core Homebuilders

    Courtney Rogers
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:25 am
    The current Deal of the Week on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio is brought to you by Coldwell Banker RMR and Core Homebuilders. Right now, participants can visit the 100 percent James Hardie model home at Brookwood Village in Snellville to enter the 100 percent Hardie Atlanta Sweepstakes! By visiting this model home, prospective home buyers [...]
  • Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio: The Providence Group

    Courtney Rogers
    5 Sep 2014 | 8:19 am
    Today’s All About Real Estate guest on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio is Kelly Fink, vice president of marketing and online sales for The Providence Group, a luxury home builder in Atlanta. Kelly is on hand to discuss the builder’s new home construction, brand new Design Center and the launch of its exciting Designed to [...]
 
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    My Moving Reviews

  • Moving To Phoenix, Arizona: Your Valley Of The Sun Relocation Guide

    Joshua Green
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    It shouldn’t come as a surprise that each year more than 50,000 Americans move to Phoenix – the capital city of Arizona. The desert metropolis offers a great combination of promising economic opportunities and high quality of life. Add the endless outdoor attractions and recreational activities, reinforced by the city’s stunning natural beauty and sunshine-filled […]
  • Moving Your Home Gym Equipment Checklist

    Pamela Smith
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:06 am
    Working out is great – feeling those muscles toned up and getting stronger and better shaped feels wonderful, we know. Whether you have a whole home gym or just a couple of pieces of fitness equipment, knowing how to move them right is important to keep them safe and preserve them during transportation and a […]
  • Q&A: Talking with OMNI’s General Manager Ian Waters

    Manuella Irwin
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:13 am
    In this Q&A article, Ian Waters talks about the OMNI organization, its members and aims, about the industry as a whole and shares some valuable advice when it comes to undertaking an overseas move. Ian Waters is the General Manager of OMNI and has been with the company virtually since its inception in 1986. His role […]
  • How To Prepare For Professional Packers And Movers

    Joshua Green
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:21 am
    It doesn’t matter if you’re about to perform a short distance (cross-town) or long distance (cross-country) move – if you have professional packers and movers come to your house to pack your belongings and load them onto the moving truck, then you’re in luck because your relocation will most likely be a problem- and stress-free […]
  • How to Move Any Copier in 10 Easy Steps

    Pamela Smith
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:10 am
    The copy machine is often an item that is part of the office move and you certainly want to ensure a safe relocation of it. Moving a copy machine, especially a larger one, is a task that needs special preparation and knowing some details in advance. Whether it is for personal use, you keep it […]
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    agentright articles | agentright News | and property related articles for the agentright.com website

  • Adding Value To Your Family Home

    admin
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    What does your home mean to you? It’s a very interesting question that can really show you how attached you are to your home. If you’ve spend most of your life or a fair few years in your home then it can be hard to part with it should you need to expand. But you […] agentright articles | agentright News | and property related articles for the agentright.com website
  • Five Useful Tips for Your Moving Day

    Heather Roberts
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:25 am
    A move is big task to tackle because there are so many things to do. You start with your planning, researching the task that you know what to do and what to expect, followed by booking all the necessary services. You then start packing your goods, in which you enfold everything being transported in protective […] agentright articles | agentright News | and property related articles for the agentright.com website
  • Moving and Selling: How to Get the Best from Your Home

    Heather Roberts
    8 Aug 2014 | 2:08 am
    Moving and Selling: How to Get the Best from Your Home Preparing the interior of your home is just as important as the exterior, especially if you want to do a sale before moving out to a new home. There are a few things you can do to make it happen, but mostly you need […] agentright articles | agentright News | and property related articles for the agentright.com website
  • Finding a New Home Aboard: International Removal Tips

    Heather Roberts
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:46 am
    Many people will rarely leave the country of their birth, while others may never at all. For others that may frequent travel the world, experiencing new places and cultures. Brief visits are not always enough for some people because they will fall in love with their new surroundings and wish to remain there permanently. An […] agentright articles | agentright News | and property related articles for the agentright.com website
  • Romans Mortgage Competition

    admin
    19 Jun 2014 | 3:27 pm
        Romans estate agents in Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey are running a competition for one lucky person to win the chance of having their mortgage repayments paid for one month. Mortgage repayments are for most people their biggest outgoing. The average monthly repayment with Romans mortgage services is £800. Romans would like to ease […] agentright articles | agentright News | and property related articles for the agentright.com website
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    Colordarcy Investment

  • 7 Tips On Buying Profitable Florida Property

    Loxley McKenzie
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:33 am
    Tip 1: Make Sure You Invest In Areas With Strong Rental Demand The most important thing to remember when investing in property is to buy in an area that is in demand. There is really no difference between the sunshine state of Florida, or a row of terraces in Bradford in the UK when it comes to choosing the right area. By right area, we mean one where there is likely to be a good supply of prospective tenants willing to pay the level of rent that will not only cover the cost of your investment, but also generate a decent profit each month. Any rise in the value of the property then becomes a…
  • 5 Main Reasons Why Student Accommodation Makes A Perfect Investment

    Brett Tudor
    7 Sep 2014 | 2:25 am
    I once lived in a five-bedroom house with four other students in what was known as Cardiff’s student village. The house was furnished with second hand furniture, the kind that most people would throw into the nearest rubbish bin and forget about. My friends and I did not care. As for me, I was riding the crest of a wave at just being given that opportunity to study at one of the UK’s leading universities. I thought nothing about paying the old landlord £300 a month for my room. Most students don’t. Then soon it began to dawn on me – a house that holds many books is also a good…
  • Holiday Home Or Investment Property – What’s Right For You?

    Brett Tudor
    7 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    For investors looking for positive cash flow, the rental market, particularly in South Florida is seeing strong growth. Rents increased 2.9% year on year to 2012 in Florida as a whole, 5.6% in Miami Fort Lauderdale Metro and 3.8% in Orlando Metro area. On the other hand, if you plan to use the property as a holiday home and regular cash flow is not an issue, then a holiday home will be the perfect choice for you. Each type has its advantages and disadvantages, especially in the US where land is divided into long-term ‘residential’ zones and short-term ‘holiday’ zones. Before you…
  • 10 Good Reasons To Invest In Florida’s Cash Flow Positive Properties

    Loxley McKenzie
    5 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Reason 1: Grab Yourself A Bargain! We all like a bargain and as property investors we like them even more so. However, there are signs that those huge $150,000 discounts are coming to an end as the market recovers and growth returns. Property remains undervalued, so taking advantage of this window of opportunity should be high on any investor’s agenda.   Reason 2: Strong And Growing Tourist Market Tourism is worth an annual estimated $57 billion to the Florida economy and a 4.1% increase in hotel bookings in 2012 has been greeted as a sign that Florida is well on the road to recovery.
  • Why Is Student Investment Better Than A Typical Buy-To-Let?

    Brett Tudor
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Student property in the UK is all about high rental yields. Investors can invest remotely and have the whole process and hassle removed by the management company who will take care of collecting the rent and any maintenance. There is absolutely zero hassle, and rental returns are higher than from any other buy-to-let investment. Getting a college degree is a minimum requirement to get a good job – it opens more doors. UK universities will continue attracting home and international students. UCAS, the company which deals with applications to Britain’s universities, reported that an…
 
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    Sydney Server Real Estate

  • Secretly record buyer conversations? Not so fast

    Florida Realtors® News
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:41 am
    ORLANDO, Fla. – Sept. 17, 2014 – Florida has strict laws on audio recording. In general, conversations cannot be intercepted without first obtaining permission from the participants. The issue can impact real estate sales when a seller has a nanny cam or other security system camera hidden inside the home. Nanny cams, for example, are marketed to parents and appear to be common objects, such as a clock or teddy bear, with a hidden camera and sometimes a microphone. Parents install them to monitor babysitters when they trust their children’s care to someone else. However, hidden…
  • Robocalls banned to almost all U.S. phone numbers

    Florida Realtors® News
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:39 am
    WASHINGTON – Sept. 17, 2014 – All U.S. telemarketers – a group that includes Realtors calling residential or cell phone lines – must follow strict Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules on robocalls that went into effect earlier this year. A robocall is any pre-recorded or auto-dialed telemarketing call made to a home landline, or any pre-recorded or auto-dialed telemarketing call or text to a wireless number. In general, the rules ban telemarketers from calling or messaging any private home or mobile device without clear documentation of a consumer’s express,…
  • Fla. sells state land, nets $40M, will sell more

    Florida Realtors® News
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:38 am
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Sept. 17, 2014 – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Division of State Lands says it surpassed its goal to sell $40 million of non-conservation state land. It finalized two sales on Monday, Sept. 15, increasing the budget to $43,991,070. Money made from the sale of existing state land will be used to purchase new, more valuable conservation land. Since January, the division has sold 12 state-owned non-conservation lands. “Our team has worked hard with other state agencies to identify and sell non-conservation lands that are no longer…
  • Three days only: Tax-free holiday on some appliances

    Florida Realtors® News
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:22 am
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Sept. 16, 2014 – While Florida’s school-sales-tax holiday makes headlines in August, a lesser-publicized tax holiday on energy-efficient appliances takes place this weekend, Sept. 19-21. The tax holiday covers qualifying Energy Star and WaterSense products, and sales tax won’t be collected on the first $1,500 of the price during the tax-free weekend. Energy Star products use at least 10 percent less energy, and WaterSense products use at least 20 percent less water. The list of qualified products includes selected ceiling fans, dishwashers, freezers,…
  • Where are the higher mortgage rates?

    Florida Realtors® News
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:21 am
    WASHINGTON – Sept. 16, 2014 – Mortgage rates were predicted to rise in 2014, but instead they’ve remained entrenched lately at all-time lows for the year. The average interest on a 30-year, fixed loan last week was 4.12 percent, barely budging from 4.1 percent last week, according to Freddie Mac. But earlier in the year, it projected that the average rate would rise to 5.1 percent by the end of 2014. More recently, Freddie Mac revised its forecast to 4.3 percent. Rates on the benchmark 30-year mortgage have not moved more than one-tenth of a percentage point on a week-to-week basis…
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    Luxury Property Domains

  • TorontoRealEstate.com sold for $140k

    editor
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Rob Grant, who has one of  the best portfolio of geo-targeted .com Real Estate domains sold TorontoRealEstate.com for  $140,000. Grant told DNJournal.com’s Ron Jackson,  that the Canada based buyer had also purchased OttawaRealEstate.com from him earlier this year. He added that to the best of his knowledge,  TorontoRealEstate.com sale is the highest sale to date for a geo-targeted real estate domain, easily  topping HamptonsRealEstate.com which was sold for $100,000 several years ago to Saunders & Associates. Clearly someone in Canada understands the power of domains, owning…
  • Luxury.Estate sells for $50,000

    editor
    1 Jul 2014 | 12:21 am
    DomainHoldings recently sold Luxury.Estate for $50,000 USD Luxury Real Estate Domain Names are valuable assets that attract High-networth buyers and sellers. If you are in the Luxury Real Estate Market, a Luxury domain name is a clear advantage.  Congratulations to the buyer and seller. Luxury Real Estate Marketing Tip:   Every facet of your real estate business should communicate Luxury. It starts with your Domain Name. If you sell Luxury property, make sure you domain says Luxury!    View exclusive inventory at LuxuryPropertyDomains.com        
  • LuxuryLiving.com sells for $30,000

    editor
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:31 am
    Every facet of your real estate business should communicate Luxury.  If you sell Luxury property, make sure you domain says Luxury! DomainNameSales.com recently sold LuxuryLiving.com for $30,000 Luxury  Domain Names are valuable assets that attract High-networth buyers and sellers. The right premium Domain Names are a strategic advantage: Traffic, Leads, Trust, Authority, Recall, Sales, $$$$   If you are in the Luxury Market, a Luxury domain name is a clear advantage.  Congratulations to the buyer and seller. Luxury Real Estate Marketing Tip: A clear, descriptive, Luxury Domain Name is…
  • Real Estate domain name CornerStoneHomes.com sold for $150,000

    editor
    8 Feb 2014 | 1:10 pm
    The Real Estate domain name CornerStoneHomes.com  sold for $150,000 The domain name was owned by Cornerstone Home Builders, Inc. has an original creation date of 2006.  The domain is now showing at being at escrow over at Sedo.com -  Dave Evanson of Sedo co-brokered this sale. Congrats to buyer and seller.   Do you Own Your Market? Upgrading your real estate domain name is one of the easiest things you can do to increase the value of your Real Estate business.      
  • Beverly Hills & New York Lead Luxury Home Sales — Own Your Market!

    editor
    9 Oct 2013 | 10:51 am
    Top Luxury Real Estate Markets and the matching Top Real Estate Domain Names.  Beverly Hills, California, and New York had the most Luxury home sales for more than $10 million in the past year, according to a report by Coldwell Banker Previews. Read more Highest Volume of Luxury Home Sales over $10 Million: New York Beverly Hills Aspen Bel Air Miami Beach Malibu Want to sell $10 Million Luxury Homes?  Start with the Domain name: Own Your Market! As real estate professionals know, Exposure is one of the most important aspects of this profession.  The right premium Domain Name is a strategic…
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    Isle Of Man Property For Sale

  • Isle of Man Property Sales

    Simon Costain
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:25 am
    Alexander James Wigmore and Margaret Bell, of Derby, bought Booilushag House, Ballajora Hill, Ramsey, for £700,000. via Isle of Man Today - Property Lettings Feed http://ift.tt/XJe7wA
  • Planning Applications

    Simon Costain
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:13 am
    The following applications have been submitted to the Department of Infrastructure for consideration. via Isle of Man Today - Planning Applications Feed http://ift.tt/1qqCU4R
  • Isle of Man Property Sales

    Simon Costain
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:29 am
    Jonathan Andrew Leigh and Paula Suzanne Leigh, of 29 Bowling Green Road, Castletown, bought Mannin Veen, Shore Road, Castletown for £455,000.It was bought from Julian Garforth and Pauline Mary Garforth. via Isle of Man Today - Property Lettings Feed http://ift.tt/WZL9bl
  • Planning Applications

    Simon Costain
    5 Sep 2014 | 4:05 am
    The following applications have been submitted to the Department of Infrastructure for consideration. via Isle of Man Today - Planning Applications Feed http://ift.tt/1pwj0zb
  • Isle of Man Property Sales

    Simon Costain
    4 Sep 2014 | 2:07 am
    David Campbell and Scylla Helen Campbell, of 7 Abbey Woods, Douglas, bought a parcel of land, part of Manor Park, for £750,000. via Isle of Man Today - Property Lettings Feed http://ift.tt/1qqpNPW
 
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    Frederick Real Estate Online

  • Virtual Remodeling and Decorating

    Karen Highland
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:56 am
    Virtual Remodeling and Decorating What better way to prepare your Frederick home for sale, or redesign your newly purchased home, than by trying out every possible combination of paint, flooring materials, countertops, fixtures, appliances and furniture? Thanks to today’s technologies, you can do so from your desktop, laptop or your tablet or smartphone. Home Improvement? There’s an app for that! Big Brand Websites It is now possible to view an amazing selection of decorating options by working with the free design software offered on many home-store web sites, 1. On the Home…
  • Frederick County Real Estate Market Snapshot August 2014

    Karen Highland
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:10 am
    Frederick County Real Estate Market Snapshot August 2014 provided by the Highland Group We’re seeing the real estate market in Frederick continue it’s recovery this summer with a steady demand. Here is a snapshot of Frederick County real estate statistics August: For the visual people, a slideshare: Frederick Real Estate Trends for August 2014 Average Home Sales Price:  $302,400: up 4% from last August. Very close to July’s average sales price. Average Single-Family Sales Price:  $338,250 Average Attached Home Sales Price:  $223,700 Median Home Sales Price:  …
  • Smaller But Better Homes Are the Trend For “Boomers”

    Karen Highland
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:31 am
    Boomers Look for Smaller Homes to Do More As economic news and political unrest has been the topic of the headlines over the last few years, the story of the aging population has slipped to the background. Maybe that’s because today’s “baby boomers” aren’t aging in the traditional way. Boomers today are the largest aging demographic in our history, and are making their expectations known; partly because of their demands, smaller but better homes are the trend. Smaller, Better Homes are the Trend As more people plan for retirement, the plans are looking different…
  • Decorating Trend Forecast for 2015

    Karen Highland
    5 Sep 2014 | 7:56 am
    Most homeowners, whether they are thinking of selling or not, have an interest in decorating. Everyone wants to be comfortable in their nest, and that often includes decorating in colors and styles that reflect who they are. Whether you put a lot of thought into your decor, or whether you do a quick makeover, whether you use what you have accumulated over the years, or whether you love to purchase an entire new look, the decorating trend forecast for 2015 will be of interest. Decorating Trends for 2015 for Frederick Homeowners According to Elle Decor – Pantone, House Beautiful, Houzz,…
  • Most Recent Real Estate Listings in Historic Frederick Md

    Karen Highland
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:32 am
    Historic Frederick Md Homes for Sale The Historic District is roughly 50-square blocks in downtown Frederick, with a mix of homes, stores, restaurants and historic sites. Frederick has received many designations, including one of America’s beautiful Painted Cities. Living in the Historic District has many charms. Most Recent Real Estate Listings in Historic Frederick Md: . About the Historic District: The Historic District Commission in Frederick was established in 1952, the second in the state of Maryland, and the 13th in the nation. The District was placed on the National Register of…
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    Blog

  • Quick Look at CRE Global Fund

    Jonas222
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:37 am
    Financial Advisor published this story from Bloomberg News, which discusses the flurry of activity from investors who are placing capital into non-U.S. real estate companies to the tune of more than $304 million with the SPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate ETF (as of August, according to Bloomberg’s report). read more
  • Secondary Markets

    Jonas222
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:08 am
    As we’ve widely reported previously, investor interest in secondary multifamily markets has trended upward across the country. In our reporting, we discussed land prices, construction prices, and even the ways in which demand has outpaced supply even as core markets and high barrier to entry markets become saturated. Foreign investors, too have shown their support for secondary markets. And now, as the demand has caught up and renters have settled it, we can get a truer picture of rental rates. read more
  • CRE Investor Outlook

    Jonas222
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:50 am
    Secondary and tertiary markets are popular with commercial real estate investors—extremely popular according to KPMG’s report, “2014 Commercial Real Estate Outlook Survey,” which surveyed 100 senior CRE executives in Q2 2014. read more
  • Industrial Activity

    Jonas222
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:37 am
    If the industrial sector is doing fundamentally well, you’d expect rental rates to follow suit. But according to this feature story in National Real Estate Investor, the inverse is occurring. read more
  • What’s behind the office construction activity?

    Jonas222
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:35 am
    Has the office market out-priced itself? According to Bloomberg, office properties are so pricey, landlords aren’t buying—they’re building instead. REITs are in on the action too, to the tune of about $11 billion in new office construction, according to the Bloomberg report.   read more
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    House Flipping School

  • 5 Little Known Ways To Successful Real Estate Investing Success

    Mike LaCava
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:14 am
    Some people think that success is a smooth road to riches. But if you ask any real estate investor, they will tell you that t involves a lot of hard work and plenty of tough decisions to be made. Successful real estate investing is not just a step by step formula that you can use to get rich; it’s a mosaic of thousands of decisions that you organize and execute to achieve your goals. If you break down the steps to successful real estate investing, it might seem like some of them don’t contribute in any way to making money. However, these steps that do not seem to bring back monetary…
  • Exit Strategies | FREE DOWNLOAD

    Mike LaCava
    8 Sep 2014 | 2:58 am
    A lot of people who are new to real estate are fearful of losing money. In house flipping there can be a lot of money on the line and I can understand why people feel the fear. I myself felt fearful at times early on in my house flipping career. Today this thought motivated me to share with you a free downloadable PDF specifically about exit strategies. I chose to share these exit strategies with you because having an exit strategy in place can help alleviate the fear and anxiety felt by newbie investors. An Overview Of The PDF This PDF contains 10 pages of information about exit strategies…
  • 4 Excellent House Flipping Exit Strategies You Should Try

    Mike LaCava
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:54 am
    In real estate investing, especially house flipping, almost everyone is focused on entry strategies as opposed to house flipping exit strategies. Most people are focused on how to find property to flip, how to work with wholesalers, how to wholesale property, working with real estate agents, etc. Having solid house flipping exit strategies can be a life saver but unfortunately, they do not always guarantee that unfortunate things you hadn’t anticipated might happen. Exit strategies are simply back up plans. So if things do not go your way, you have a plan B. The feeling and excitement of…
  • How To Be A Credible House Flipper

    Mike LaCava
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:36 am
    When you declare to the world that you are a house flipper, you should be prepared for an onslaught of criticism. There are a lot of negative connotations associated with the term “house flipping” even though you are a credible house flipper. Banks and the government are not particularly fond of house flippers. This is because house flipping has received so much criticism it has made those who specialize in it face even bigger challenges. So is there anything you can do to maintain your reputation as a credible house flipper? The Negative Side Of House Flipping House flipping does indeed…
  • How To Name A Legitimate Real Estate Business

    Mike LaCava
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:37 am
    You have a real estate business that is doing really well, growing at a really good pace and is doing better than expected. However, there’s only one problem, it has a horrible name. Today’s post won’t be all about investing in real estate or how to flip houses; it will be about how to name a legitimate real estate business. Naming a legitimate real estate business is a dilemma all real estate investors face at some point in their life. How To Create A Real Estate Investing Business No matter how much you think you know or how successful you think you are, you need to keep on improving…
 
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    Karri Flatla

  • Lethbridge Real Estate Market Update: August 2014

    Karri Flatla
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:38 pm
    City of Lethbridge – Single Family Homes August 2014: Sales to active listings ratio: 18% (114/622) For same month last year: 19% (112/600) Average sale price: $304,458 For same month last year: $284,256 PENDING sales as of this post date: 38 August 2014, Year-to-Date: Total number of sales: 916   For same period last year: 886 Average sale price: $295,025  << +3.4% (!!) [...]
  • I’m a Real Estate Agent, Not a Salesperson. There’s a Difference.

    Karri Flatla
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:56 pm
    When you hire a REALTOR®, you want someone who is great at selling, right? And if you’re listing your home, this might seem like THE most important quality to look for. I suppose that if you don’t mind selling your home for any price in any amount of time with a potentially unending amount of stress… then yes, the SALE [...]
  • Lethbridge Real Estate Market Update: July 2014

    Karri Flatla
    6 Aug 2014 | 12:27 pm
    City of Lethbridge – Single Family Homes July 2014: Sales to active listings ratio: 23% (144/637) For same month last year: 18% (112/637) Average sale price: $296,324 For same month last year: $286,086 PENDING sales as of this post date: 33 July 2014, Year-to-Date: Total number of sales: 802   For same period last year: 774 Average sale price: $293,684  For same period [...]
  • Why There is No ‘Perfect Time’ to List Your Home in Lethbridge

    Karri Flatla
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:53 pm
    Before I got my licence in real estate, I was working with a coach to explore some different career options I was considering. At one point I told my coach that I had always been fascinated by real estate but gee, the market wasn’t very good so maybe that wasn’t such a hot career choice. I’ll [...]
  • Home Buying Lecture: What NOT to Do If You Have a Long Closing

    Karri Flatla
    10 Jul 2014 | 3:01 pm
    While most homebuyers prefer to take possession within a month or two of finalizing the purchase agreement, there are times when a “long closing” is more desirable. For example, you may be waiting for the sale proceeds from an existing home in order to fund the new one. Or, a later date may simply be [...]
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    IXACTContact Blog

  • 6 Key Benefits of Using a Real Estate CRM

    Rich Gaasenbeek
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Check out the below article from Jay Thompson, Zillow’s Directory of Industry Outreach. In the post Jay articulates, extremely well, six important benefits to using a real estate CRM. This is a must-read for every REALTOR®! Keep in mind that you can do everything Jay discusses in this post with IXACT Contact. Enjoy: CRM stands for customer relationship management. To some agents, CRM means software that is designed to help manage clients. Others consider CRM as a philosophy or strategy for how to run a business. Still others view CRM as a process that involves strategy, software and…
  • Real Estate Marketing Ideas

    Michael Churaman
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:15 am
    If you’re looking for some great real estate marketing ideas, you’ve come to the right place! In this post I’m going to outline four of my top ideas for promoting yourself and your business, staying top of mind, and establishing trust and credibility with your real estate sphere of influence (SOI). 1. A monthly real estate newsletter Make sure your CRM for REALTORS® includes a professionally designed and written monthly real estate e-Newsletter. This way, you can benefit from a fantastic way to stay in touch with your database without having to pay an extra fee to a newsletter company…
  • The Little Known Key to Success in Real Estate Sales

    Carrie Gable
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    The highest-earning real estate sales professionals share a common trait. This trait enables them to climb to the top of their markets and remain dominant. Year after year, these upper-percentile performers list and sell more homes than several of their competitors combined! This is all because they are consistent in their marketing, communication, service and relationship management. Consistent marketing, no matter the direction of the real estate industry, is a key element in lead capture. Consistent communication is a critical step in converting prospects to clients. Consistent service and…
  • Choosing The Best Real Estate CRM

    Michael Churaman
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Rich Gaasenbeek, IXACT Contact’s VP of Sales and Marketing, sat down earlier this year with Chris Leader of Leader’s Edge’s Training. Chris is one of the premier real estate sales trainers in North America and advises all his clients to use IXACT Contact. Check out this video where you’ll learn what to look for in a REALTOR® CRM. Learn how to choose the best real estate CRM and why you need one with rich contact profiles, powerful email marketing, and one that adapts to you as you grow your business over time. Learn why you need a #Realtor #CRM that adapts to you as you grow your…
  • What To Do With Email Marketing Lists

    Matthew Collis
    4 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    If you’re wondering what to do with a purchased email list, the answer is don’t use it or upload the email addresses into your real estate contact management system! Purchased email lists are illegal in Canada under the new CASL legislation. In the U.S. it is legal but those who do it quickly realize they’ve made a mistake. Why? It just doesn’t help you. In fact, it could do more harm than good. When you send unsolicited emails to people who have nothing to do with you, you’re likely annoying a whole lot of folks, causing them to quickly hit the delete button or worse, block…
 
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    Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088

  • Warner Robins MOPS Consignment Sale

    Anita Clark Realtor
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Warner Robins MOPS Consignment Sale The Warner Robins Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is hosting their fall consignment sale this week. That is great news for both single parents and families as they will have an opportunity to save some money and pickup much needed items. In today’s economy, any opportunity to save a few dollars […] The post Warner Robins MOPS Consignment Sale appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • How To Make Your Property More Appealing

    Anita Clark Realtor
    13 Sep 2014 | 11:08 am
    How To Make Your Property More Appealing Wanting to sell your home for a good price and in a reasonable time frame are standard goals for the majority of sellers. However, when you are dealing with a tough real estate market and struggling to break even on a property, you need to do everything you […] The post How To Make Your Property More Appealing appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • Foreclosures in Warner Robins GA in September 2014

    Anita Clark Realtor
    7 Sep 2014 | 11:03 am
    Foreclosures in Warner Robins GA in September 2014 Slowly but surely the REO inventory is dwindling in this city, making it difficult for buyers and investors who are looking for deals in the way of foreclosures in Warner Robins GA in September 2014. At the moment, only 5.6% of the available real estate in Warner […] The post Foreclosures in Warner Robins GA in September 2014 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • Foreclosures in Perry GA in September 2014

    Anita Clark Realtor
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:38 am
    Foreclosures in Perry GA in September 2014 In a bit of a surprise, the number of available foreclosures in Perry GA in September 2014 went up slightly from the previous month. it is not a significant increase as the REO inventory makes up just 3.2% of the available homes in this community right now. With limited […] The post Foreclosures in Perry GA in September 2014 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • Foreclosures in Kathleen GA in September 2014

    Anita Clark Realtor
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:25 am
    Foreclosures in Kathleen GA in September 2014 If you are looking to purchase one the foreclosures in Kathleen GA in September 2014 you will need to act quickly and decisively! There is limited inventory and plenty of buyers and investors out looking for great deals. REO properties in this market are not easy to locate, […] The post Foreclosures in Kathleen GA in September 2014 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
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    thelasvegasluxuryhomepro.com

  • Improvements That Help Sell Your Luxury Homes

    Debbie Drummond
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Reports show the luxury home market is heating up.  As noted in the Luxonomist, “U.S. Luxury Homes Are Selling at the Fastest Path in Years“.  The article focuses on the uber expensive $30 Million plus market.  It credits much of it to investors looking for more  Continue ReadingThe post Improvements That Help Sell Your Luxury Homes appeared first on .
  • Las Vegas Real Estate News – What Sold in August 2014

    Debbie Drummond
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    We’ve entered Fall with more homes listed for sale than we’ve had in almost 3 years.  Last month we were at 9518 homes for sale.  In September 2013 we had just over 7300 homes for sale.  We currently have 7690 single family homes plus 2471 condos  Continue ReadingThe post Las Vegas Real Estate News – What Sold in August 2014 appeared first on .
  • Las Vegas High Rise Condos Sold in August 2014

    Debbie Drummond
    5 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    We’re starting Fall with 424 high rise condos listed for sale.  We sold 47 condos in our high rise buildings in August.  Down slightly from the 50 we sold in July and from the 51 we sold in August of 2013.  At the current rate  Continue ReadingThe post Las Vegas High Rise Condos Sold in August 2014 appeared first on .
  • Is it Time to Invest in Residential Real Estate?

    Debbie Drummond
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    National headlines have switched from “Foreclosures” and “Short Sales” to “Rising Home Prices”.  Las Vegas was one of the hardest hit with the housing crisis, but even here prices are up.  Rising prices make some investors wonder if they have missed the boat.  Even traditional  Continue ReadingThe post Is it Time to Invest in Residential Real Estate? appeared first on .
  • Low Ball Offers in Real Estate – Do They Ever Work?

    Debbie Drummond
    16 Aug 2014 | 12:37 pm
    An agent in our office recently complained about receiving an offer that was $50K lower than the list price.  His sellers wanted to counter back $50K higher than the list price.  An equally ridiculous move.  The agent wanted to call the buyer’s agent and suggest  Continue ReadingThe post Low Ball Offers in Real Estate – Do They Ever Work? appeared first on .
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    Real Estate Valuation | IRR on Real Estate blog

  • IRR-Lehigh Valley Director Kent Brustlin receives MAI designation

    Joseph Pasquarella
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:44 am
    Integra Realty Resources (IRR) has once again expanded the number of MAI-designated appraisers in our ranks as Kent Brustlin, Director of Integra Realty Resources – Lehigh Valley, becomes the latest IRR expert to receive his MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute.  This honorable designation recognizes appraisers who are experienced in the valuation of commercial, industrial, and residential properties, as well as advising clients on real estate investment decisions. Since joining the firm, Kent has demonstrated …
  • Multifamily market stays hot in Phoenix, and tech firms choose Detroit over San Francisco

    Ray Cirz
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:53 am
    Here are the news stories you might have missed this week: The Wall Street Journal: Phoenix landlords are enjoying the market’s heat The Phoenix area continues to thrive thanks to serious economic recovery occurring in the region.  A strong job market has encourages more than 59,000 people to move to the area in the last year alone, and now the commercial real estate market’s reaping the benefits.  Vacancy rates dropped and rent rates soared due …
  • IRR-Columbus becomes largest team of MAI-designated appraisers in Ohio

    Bruce Daubner
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:55 am
    This month, IRR-Columbus rose to become the top firm in the state for total number of MAI-designated experts as Megan Glosser received her MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute.  Shortly after receiving this honorable award, which acknowledges Megan’s extensive valuation experience and real estate investment advising skills, Megan was promoted to Director of the Columbus office.  Our congratulations to Megan as she joins her 200+ MAI-designated peers at IRR – the largest such team of …
  • Multifamily housings’ growth spurt, and a think tank reimagines Detroit

    Ray Cirz
    5 Sep 2014 | 8:22 am
    Here are the news stories you might have missed this week: CoStar: Ripples from apartment supply wave beginning to impact market fundamentals As young professionals and baby boomers continue to flock to urban centers, developers are jumping on the multifamily bandwagon and churning out new units in key real estate markets.  New York City, Los Angeles, and Honolulu have all seen an uptick in the multifamily housing trend, with developers starting substantial projects in each …
  • Convention centers head outdoors, and Austin, Tex. retail continues to thrive

    Ray Cirz
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    Here are the news stories you might have missed this week: The New York Times: Fresh air for conventions Attending a convention no longer means being trapped inside all day.  Convention centers throughout America are opening up their spaces and moving outdoors.  Renovation projects to convention centers in Detroit and San Antonio are adding more open spaces, which have proven to be a success in Pittsburgh and Anaheim.  Parks and plazas help integrate the space …
 
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    The Oatley Team

  • Jeffersontown Gaslight Festival

    Laura
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:23 pm
    The Oatley Team One of my favorite events in the Fall is the Jeffersontown Gaslight Festival. There is so much to do and it may have events you are not aware of. Tonight, on September 16, they have the annual 5k. The annual run begins at 7 p.m. and you run through the streets of J-town. If you […] Laura
  • Fifth Third Bank’s Dracula

    Laura
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:07 am
    The Oatley Team You know it is time to move on from summer and think about Fall when Fifth Third Bank’s Dracula hits the stage. Dracula begins tomorrow and runs through October 31. The run time is 2 hours and 15 minutes with one intermission. It is a great way to get in the mood for all things […] Laura
  • Home of the Week: 11439 Top Walnut Loop

    Laura
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:31 am
    The Oatley Team This gorgeous home is move in ready! If you are looking for something that you can just move your things in and get settled, look no further. 11439 Top Walnut Loop is a very well maintained home. As you enter this stunning 2 story brick faced home, you will find yourself in the vaulted foyer […] Laura
  • Waterfront Wednesday

    Laura
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:34 am
    The Oatley Team Summer isn’t quite over yet! You can still enjoy the summer heat at Waterfront Wednesday Tonight’s concert features Shovels and Rope, The Wild Feathers and Tim Easton. The show’s take place at Waterfront Park on the Big Four Lawn and gates open at 5 p.m. You may want to leave early given all of the […] Laura
  • Home of the Week: 2138 Baringer Ave.

    Laura
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:41 am
    The Oatley Team HUGE PRICE REDUCTION!! Exceptional duplex condo in the Cherokee Triangle location! This 4 bed, 3 bath has been updated, features two master suites, and is gorgeous! The main floor features a grand tiled entry (hardwood through most of the rest), remodeled kitchen with granite, stainless steel appliances, large pantry, huge connecting dining room, spacious living […] Laura
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    Agent Avenue

  • Crafting a quality Google+ post

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

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

    John Bunka
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:14 am
    Branded Email: Having a professional email is key to looking… well…  professional. We have all come across weird personal emails that are now being used by Realtors (like you) for business purposes. Have you ever seen an email like bigbooty42@comast.com, or dirtyharryman@gmail.com..  and then you realize this is supposed to be your professional real estate agent? Having a professional email is so easy but it is also easily overlooked. Agent work on their branding all of the time and then a branded email never seems to hit their radar! Branded Email Most agent have 3 websites on…
  • Real Estate Stats for 2014 (not boring)

    John Bunka
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Real Estate Stats are always fun but usually they are boring. (Really boring) This slideshare gives a colorful look at some great numbers and stats that agents everywhere can use. Our favorite is… Between 2009 – 20013, real estate related Google searches increased by 253% that’s a big number! But this slideshow includes more than just the Google stats it also includes: Today’s Real Estate Market The industry at a glance (big picture) Supply (hopefully your area has it) Demand Recovery Real Estate Search (our favorite category) Real Estate Advertising (where does all…
  • How to find free Google images for your blog

    John Bunka
    20 May 2014 | 6:25 am
    We have all been there…. we have a great blog on our site but we are lacking a great picture to go with it. How to find free Google images for your real estate blog. Directions: 1. Using a Google image search; search for the image you want on your blog 2. In the example we searched for “houses” 3. Click the gear icon on the top right hand side 4. Select “Advanced Search” 5. At the bottom select “usage rights” 6. Select “Free to use, share or modify, even commercially 7. Click the “Advanced search” button 8. You will see the images…
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    PropertyCluster.com Blog

  • Should You Invest in Commercial or Residential Real Estate?

    Rebecca
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Real estate investment is often more attractive compared to other forms of investment. However, when it comes to real estate, you have a choice between commercial and residential properties. Most people opt for residential properties, as the risks involved are low and this gives them peace of mind. On the other hand, people with great risk appetite can opt for commercial real estate. But, before you decide which type of investment is right for you, take time to understand the difference between the two types of real estate. This will help you make an informed decision, so that you get the…
  • Things You Must Tell Prospective Buyers When Selling Your Home

    Rebecca
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:27 am
    Earlier when people used to buy homes, they were told to be careful as sellers were under no obligation to tell buyers about flaws or problems with the house. As a buyer, you had to be responsible for finding out everything about the house, zoning laws and defects and problems. Thankfully, over the years things have changed and now majority of the states have laws that protect the buyer. So, if you are a homeowner and intend selling your home, make sure you know the major defects in your home. If you do not inform the buyer about these defects, it is illegal and can result in a lawsuit. You…
  • Why Landlords Need to Be Maintain a Rainy Day Fund

    Rebecca
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:32 am
    A landlord’s job does not end after renting out the property to a tenant. It rather begins from there as he will now have to look after the repairs and maintenance requests that the tenants would make. Alongside, he also has to make efforts to maintain a healthy relationship with the tenant. Image Courtesy of jscreationzs / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Despite all the regular maintenance you would be doing for your property, certain repairs and other costs always come in unexpected and you need to be prepared to deal with these financially. To be a successful landlord in the long term it…
  • 8 Precautions You Must Take Before Leaving Home For Vacation

    Rebecca
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:49 pm
    When going out for a vacation most people are concerned about the security of the apartment. To make sure there are no shocks waiting for you back home when you return from an exciting holiday, you need to take care of a few basic things. Here we offer some key tips that will keep your house secure and help you remain stress free when on a vacation. Image Courtesy of Michelle Meiklejohn / FreeDigitalPhotos.net 1) Do not make a public announcement on the social media about your absence It feels good to share your next vacation destination and plan with your friends but you never know who else…
  • Renting Property to College Students – Advantages and Risks

    Rebecca
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:22 pm
    The real estate market has many opportunities for investors. If you can target the right tenants, you can easily build a tidy nest egg. The key is to target a niche demographic – college and university students. Most landlords think twice about renting out their properties to students, as they worry about the place getting trashed during wild frat parties. However, this is not true. While there are a few risks renting out your property to students, it can turn out to be a lucrative business deal for you. Typically, college and university students have to stay in dorms. However, they…
 
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    Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors

  • How To Start Investing In Real Estate With Solo 401K

    Dmitriy Fomichenko
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    A lot of people are misguided when it comes to where they should put their retirement money, and what they should do with it. Keen investors can tell you that the IRS has always allowed any form of real estate to be held within a Solo 401k retirement account. The only time this is not [...]How To Start Investing In Real Estate With Solo 401K is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • To Manage Yourself Or To Hire A Manager?

    Andrew Syrios
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Any buy and hold investor must ask themselves a very important question about who will manage their properties. Management should never be an afterthought. Property management can make or break you and every buy and hold investor must be very careful when making decisions about how to move forward with it. So do you manage [...]To Manage Yourself Or To Hire A Manager? is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • 4 Keys To Success With Vacation Rentals. Part 1

    Trevor Wisniewski
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    I was reading some “advice” on vacation rentals somewhere on the internet. I recall it told the reader to list their vacation home for rent through the big #1 vacation rental advertising website to get renters. Agreed, this of course is a good first step. Next, the article said to go out and get your [...]4 Keys To Success With Vacation Rentals. Part 1 is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • Going Through The Motions

    David Hamilton
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:41 am
    The expression “going through the motions” epitomizes the way we sometimes think about our jobs, our relationships – in fact, our whole lives. We get trained like monkeys to do things certain ways until we reach the point where we can do them without thinking. This is great efficiency, but what does it do to [...]Going Through The Motions is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • Be Very, Very Careful Investing Out-of-State

    Andrew Syrios
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:25 am
    Coming from the West Coast to the Midwest, I’ve seen both sides of investing out-of-state. On the one hand, it makes perfect sense because in certain places, such as California or New York, real estate is too expensive to rent out and make it pencil. However, investing out-of-state is very risky and I have seen [...]Be Very, Very Careful Investing Out-of-State is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
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    Philadelphia Real Estate Blog

  • Culturati ponder Parkway's future at CPDC meeting

    18 Sep 2014 | 5:18 am
    The Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia's grand urban boulevard, will mark 100 years since its completion in 1917-18. The leaders of the institutions that define and shape it came together Tuesday to discuss how the Parkway is moving ahead into its second century. As the Benjamin Franklin Parkway approaches the 100th anniversary of its completion in 2017-18, the street has been getting livelier and more pedestrian-friendly, one crosswalk at a time. Without making major changes in the Parkway's configuration or footprint, the small changes have already stimulated several other changes that…
  • Knead Bagels near Washington Square? New bakery will ride to your rescue

    17 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    "Philly will no longer be a 'bagel desert.'" So state the owners of Knead Bagels, a new "chef-driven" bagel shop, on their Facebook page, touting a preview of the new establishment on Eater Philly. Chef Adam Willmer of Matyson fame is building the bake shop along with his wife, Cheri Fairall. Their aim is to go beyond just a good "everything" bagel and explore interesting new flavor combinations, both for bagels and the cream cheese that goes with them.  The owners had hoped to be open by now, but delays in shipment of the bagel oven (barely visible in the photo above) have pushed the…
  • Lunchtime Quick Hits

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:58 am
    Councilman Mark Squilla (D-1st District) introduces a bill to allow taller, denser buildings in Center City, catching some supporters of the measure — and the Planning Commission — by surprise; the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority may be banking on oil shipments to advance the development of its Southport terminal between the Walt Whitman Bridge and the Navy Yard; everything you wanted to know about the Divine Lorraine project, now on a handy website; and a new local TV show aims to turn couch potatoes into house-hunters: Bill would expand building height and density limits in…
  • ZBA OKs Artisan Lofts variance in LoMo

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:38 am
    By Gabriel Gottlieb The Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) has cleared the way for Rufo Properties' proposed Artisan Lofts development, at 12th and Jackson streets in South Philadelphia's Lower Moyamensing neighborhood, to proceed by granting a use variance at its Sept. 10 meeting. Developer Tony Rufo of Rufo Properties, attorney Richard Demarco and architect Anthony Tsirantonakis of architecture firm T+ Associates, presented their case for the variance to the ZBA. The project seeks to convert a long-vacant former brush manufacturing plant into 151 apartments. The site is zoned ICMX, an…
  • Lunchtime Quick Hits

    16 Sep 2014 | 10:57 am
    One more early assessment of the new Dilworth Park takes time to reflect on those who Occupied its predecessor and turned it into the civic space it never had been in its final days; Philly's best hotels make visitors happier than any others in the country, a survey says; it seems they're getting dense in Montgomery County these days; and Penn expands the boundaries of its West Philly homeownership incentive program southward: Dilworth Park, On Balance (Hidden City Daily)Philly hotels rated best among all U.S. cities (Philadelphia Business Journal)Montco housing units increase by 42 percent…
 
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    The Truth About Mortgage.com

  • Here Are the Many Reasons Why Renters Rent

    Colin Robertson
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:01 pm
    The whole rent vs. own argument can be pretty polarizing. There are those that liken renting to throwing money down the drain, while others think homeownership is a huge waste of time and money. The latter group will tell you that home prices don’t even appreciate that much if you consider inflation. Or they’ll warn [&hellip
  • New Bill Would Fix Mortgage Victims’ Credit Reports, Shorten Time Period Foreclosures Are Reported

    Colin Robertson
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:43 pm
    A new bill introduced today by Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) aims to make sweeping changes to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). In a news release, she noted that credit reports have become far too important to contain widespread errors and inaccuracies, given the fact that they’re used to extend mortgages and homeowners insurance, and [&hellip
  • 97% of Teens Believe They Will Own a Home One Day

    Colin Robertson
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Several months ago, I thanked Millennials for their faith in real estate, seeing that Gen X isn’t a huge fan at the moment. But looking back, it appears that Generation Z is even more promising. While there have been recent fears that homeownership is no longer a part of the American Dream, or even an [&hellip
  • The Wealth Building Home Loan Makes the 15-Year Fixed Mortgage Affordable

    Colin Robertson
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Most homeowners opt for fixed-rate mortgages because there aren’t any surprises. Many of them go with a 30-year term because it’s the norm, and also because it allows would-be homeowners to buy a lot more home. The major downside is that a 30-year fixed mortgage takes 30 years to pay off. In other words, you [&hellip
  • Should You Take Out a 30-Year Fixed Mortgage Before It’s Gone Forever?

    Colin Robertson
    4 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Well-known banking analyst Dick Bove sounded alarm bells earlier this week after he warned of a mortgage crisis by winter. Yes, this winter, as in a few months from now. And by crisis, he means the 30-year fixed mortgage may cease to exist. Why? Because the Federal Reserve is expected to halt its purchases of [&hellip
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    Beazer Homes Blog

  • What To Know About Putting A Down Payment On A Home

    Beazer Homes
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:34 am
    How much of a down payment should I make? Where can my loan funds come from? These are just a couple of the most common questions that we hear from potential home buyers as we begin to assist them with navigating through the buying process. Here are a few answers to these questions so that you may make the most informed decision possible regarding your down payment. Should I put more than the minimum down on an FHA purchase? FHA mortgage loans allow for borrowers with less than perfect credit to purchase a home with a down payment of only 3.5% of the purchase price. As a result of credit…
  • Fixed-Rate vs. Variable-Rate: Know The Difference For Your Home Loan

    Beazer Homes
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:40 am
    Understanding the types of mortgage options you have is an important part of buying a new home. One decision you will face is choosing between a variable-rate loan or a fixed-rate loan. Knowing the differences between each type of loan can save you money in either the long-term, or the short-term, depending on which will best fit your needs. Fixed-Rate Loans A fixed rate loan keeps the same interest rate throughout the entire term of the loan. The benefit to this type of loan is that you will pay exactly the same amount on the note itself from your first payment to your last payment. Whether…
  • 4 Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation

    Beazer Homes
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:45 am
    When shopping for a new home, Energy efficiency is one of the main factors considered. With that in mind, Beazer Homes takes additional steps to ensure our homes meet the latest ENERGY STAR® requirements. Every Beazer home is built to ENERGY STAR standards, is tested, and receives an individual  ENERGY STAR certification. This means that Beazer homes are built to conserve energy and reduce your monthly costs. For example, Beazer Homes in the Houston, TX area are currently built with spray foam insulation which saves on energy costs and lowers utility bills.  Studies by the US Department of…
  • Find The Beazer Smart Car in Gwinnett County And You Could Win

    Beazer Homes
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:46 pm
    With every Beazer home being built to the latest ENERGY STAR ® standards, it’s no secret that Beazer Homes takes energy efficiency seriously. Therefore, you may find our New Home Counselor’s driving around town in a Beazer Smart Car! As our Beazer Atlanta team gears up for the Grand Opening of Gwinnett County’s newest community—Kensington, they want you to join-in on the festivities. Find the Beazer Smart Car that has been strategically placed in the Hamilton Mill area and you could win! It’s easy to enter. When you see the Beazer Mobile in the Hamilton Mill area snap a photo and…
  • Benefits Of Incorporating Ceiling Fans Into Your New Home

    Beazer Homes
    7 Aug 2014 | 11:06 am
    There many benefits of incorporating ceiling fans into your new home. While it’s nice during these hot summer months to add an extra source of air to a room, ceiling fans add-value year round because they are energy efficient, stylish, and can provide an additional light source.    Energy Efficient- Ceiling fans allow rooms to feel cooler than they actually are. During these hot months, turn on your fan before your air conditioner. You’ll likely notice a lower energy bill when your statement arrives.     Stylish- Ceiling fans are an inexpensive way to give a room an upgraded sense of…
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    Atlanta Real Estate Forum

  • Buyer Incentive Available on Two Move-in Ready Homes at Nesbit Reserve

    The Providence Group
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:45 pm
    With its changing leaves and cooler temperatures, fall is the perfect time to explore metro Atlanta. It is also the perfect time to stop by Nesbit Reserve in Roswell and fall in love with a new home from The Providence Group of Georgia, LLC. Offering a fantastic low-maintenance lifestyle and spacious master-on-the-main floor plans, Nesbit [...]
  • Rockhaven Homes Announces New Model and Community in Brookhaven

    Engel & Volkers
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Rockhaven Homes, Atlanta’s premier builder of intown new homes, announces the opening of its newly decorated model at The Haven on Briarwood, along with the release of Brookhaven’s newest community, Brookhaven Parc. Located on quiet streets and surrounded by mature hardwoods, The Haven on Briarwood and Brookhaven Parc provide the peace and seclusion of the suburbs [...]
  • Pulte Homes Hosting VIP Preview Event at New Suwanee Community

    Pulte Homes
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:41 am
    Pulte Homes is thrilled to invite metro Atlanta real estate agents to its Agent VIP Preview Event at The Reserve at Moore Road, a new single-family home community in Suwanee. This fall, Pulte Homes is unveiling brand new floor plans that have never been seen in Georgia, and the builder is offering agents the opportunity [...]
  • Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio: Ruth’s Farm by The Providence Group

    Courtney Rogers
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:41 am
    The current Deal of the Week on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio is being offered by The Providence Group at Ruth’s Farm, a new community in Alpharetta that is currently celebrating its model home grand opening! To help celebrate, The Providence Group is offering $15,000 toward designer options and closing costs with its preferred lender. This [...]
  • Metro Atlanta Realtors Invited to VIP Preview at South Forsyth Community

    Fischer Homes
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:58 am
    Metro Atlanta Realtors are invited to attend Fischer Homes’ Designs on Parade Realtor VIP Preview event at Barrett Landing in Cumming. Held on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, attendees can tour designs from nationally recognized architects and the Fischer Homes design team, including the community’s brand new Marshall model home. The stunning Marshall model home offers more [...]
 
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    Bidselect

  • Finding the Right Neighborhood

    moswalt
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:53 am
    Home buying during a seller’s market can cause you to overlook some otherwise highly considered factors such as finding the right neighborhood.  While the pace to place a winning bid on your dream home may be urgent for some, neglecting to focus on the neighborhood can make the win a sour victory in the end. You not only want the best dwelling for your money but also to be surrounded by what you consider area perks.  This can be as important as the dwelling itself as it is seen as making the new residence manageable and more enjoyable.  When finding the right neighborhood, consider the…
  • Becoming a Real Estate Agent

    moswalt
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:49 am
    After a down turn in the real estate market when things start to look brighter you will see more interest in becoming a real estate agent.  There is a false conception sometimes that all you need to do in order to collect a commission check is to show a home and have the buyer sign on the dotted line.  There is a vast amount of education, dedication and hard work involved in becoming successful in this career. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, found on the U.S. Department of Labor web site, the basic duties of a real estate broker and a sales agent are: Solicit potential clients to…
  • Real Estate Terms – Guide to Understanding the Lingo

    moswalt
    27 Jun 2014 | 9:20 am
    Both buyers and sellers of real estate can at times feel less than knowledgeable when it comes to understanding the lingo and following the use of real estate terms that occur during a real estate transaction. From beginning to end a good agent will tell you that an informed client is one that is better adapted to the ever-changing course of purchasing or selling a home.  Knowing some of the key terms and lingo utilized by brokers and agents can help buyers and sellers of real estate be more informed about the process and ultimately help them feel more confident during their real estate…
  • Part 4 of 4: Outdoor Planting Decor – Decorating with Style

    moswalt
    21 May 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Most of us have or are thinking about decorating with style for that first lazy summer evening under the stars or perhaps for the first neighborhood barbecue by the grill.  This is the time of year when outdoor activity is heightened and gatherings ensue.  When it comes to updating your outdoor space, we tend to go about it in one of three ways, 1) become a DIY achiever and work to create an oasis that reflects our style, 2) hire a landscaping company, or 3) sporadically place gnomes around knowing that it is the go-to in an acceptable style for many.  Focusing on the first option…
  • Part 3 of 4: Floral Gardening – Planting Color

    moswalt
    13 May 2014 | 2:59 pm
    There are so many varieties of gardens that sometimes it is just fun to experiment with floral gardening and planting color.  From earth tones to bright sunshine day colors there is a large gamete of expressions that could emote from your own floral garden.  Just think of all the spaces around your yard that can benefit from a pop of color.  Don’t be shy about where you can add your floral arrays either.  From climbing vines, potted blooms, hanging baskets, shrub lining, to beds of flowers, there is really no area that would not be appropriate and since size and color is never ending,…
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    louisvillegalsrealestateblog.com

  • Mark Ferguson – Realtor-Investor- Podcast Episode #30

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:59 am
      Did you ever wonder what the pros and cons were for a real estate investor when it came to getting your real estate license?  I know that it can be kind of like a dance; knowing just how navigate these two very different yet related “hats” that some folks wear. My guest today has […] The post Mark Ferguson – Realtor-Investor- Podcast Episode #30 appeared first on .
  • Successful Women in Real Estate Investing – Susan Lassiter-Lyons – Real Estate Expert

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:59 am
      I have to tell you; I love doing this series on “Successful Women In Real Estate Investing”. I am on a mission to change the way so many women think about this business.  It is traditionally viewed as being a “man’s business”, but there are so many women quietly (or not so quietly in […] The post Successful Women in Real Estate Investing – Susan Lassiter-Lyons – Real Estate Expert appeared first on .
  • Are You Ready to Crush It? 3rd Quarter Goals Check Up

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:27 pm
      It’s that time of year again.  We are just about to finish the 3rd quarter of the year.  How are you coming with those goals you set last January when the new year stretched out in front of you?  I don’t know about you, but while I have nailed some pretty big goals for […] The post Are You Ready to Crush It? 3rd Quarter Goals Check Up appeared first on .
  • Michael Quarles – Learn to Negotiate Like a Pro – Podcast Episode #29

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:31 am
      My guest for today’s podcast is Michael Quarles a full time investor from sunny California.   Having done close to 1000 deals, that certainly qualifies him as an expert. Michael is also the owner of a direct marketing company called YellowLetters.com  that I use in my business. Today the topic is “Learn to Negotiate […] The post Michael Quarles – Learn to Negotiate Like a Pro – Podcast Episode #29 appeared first on .
  • Susan Lassiter Lyons – Attracting Private Money Partners – Podcast #28

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:17 am
      Today’s podcast may be one of the most important shows you will ever listen to.  My guest today is private money expert Susan Lassiter Lyons from The Investor Insights, and the topic for today’s show is “attracting private money partners”. The ability to attract private money partners; to raise private money for your real […] The post Susan Lassiter Lyons – Attracting Private Money Partners – Podcast #28 appeared first on .
 
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    Hilton Head Real Estate Blog

  • Palmetto Previews - September 2014

    15 Sep 2014 | 6:11 am
    If you are one of the 2.5 million visitors who crossed the bridge to Hilton Head Island for a vacation this year, chances are you have entertained the idea of living here. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or an annual guest, maybe you are wondering what it would be like to plant your feet more firmly in the sand. If you already own a piece of paradise, read on and count your blessings. Life in the Lowcountry centers on three important values: nature, convenience and community. Often billed as the nation’s first environmentally sensitive, “eco-planned” resort, in spite of its steady…
  • Transportation In Palmetto Dunes and Shelter Cove

    5 Sep 2014 | 7:56 am
    Hilton Head Island was developed and remains a destination for many to come and enjoy the amenities of the island; beaches, golf, tennis, kayaking, shops, restaurants, the list goes on and on.  When traveling to the area some enjoy driving while others prefer to fly.  If your party consists of more than yourself, driving or flying leaves you with a dilemma, one vehicle. What are you going to do if dad wants to go golf and mom and the kids want to go to the beach?   Or, the ladies in the party want to play tennis and the men want to go shopping? You didn’t go on vacation so you could…
  • Things to See and Do on Hilton Head Island

    4 Sep 2014 | 6:32 am
    BUBBLE GUM CRUISE WITH GREGG RUSSELL IN HARBOURTOWN SEA PINES RESORT When my potential buyers and clients say that Hilton Head Island style of living is too expensive, I tell them you can do as little as you want to do or spend as much as you want to. The main beauty and advantages of Hilton Head are free.   The salt air, the sunshine, the moonbeams, Spanish Moss, the sand and sea. I went on the first of the season “Bubble Gum Cruise” with Gregg Russell in Harbourtown in Sea Pines this morning with my granddaughter. We saw dolphins and their babies that were just born this spring…
  • Living on Hilton Head Island

    3 Sep 2014 | 6:21 am
    Hilton Head is a great place to visit and a fantastic place to call home  Every time I go away and come back when I go over the bridge I’m awed by the beauty and so thankful that I’m lucky enough to live here.  It was developed by a man who had a vision – a vision to develop land but keep it in harmony with nature.  Fortunately, our town leaders have maintained it that way and we don’t have neon signs and high rises all along the beach.  Since the island was developed in the 50’s right now there is revitalization taking place.  The big hotels, the beach areas, golf clubs, and…
  • Shannon Tanner makes a life moment to remember at Shelter Cove Harbour

    2 Sep 2014 | 11:43 am
    Matthew Branham  originally from S. C. but has been living in Utah for over 20 years with his wonderful family.  They always flew or drove to Hilton Head every year and one of their family traditions was to hear Shannon Tanner at Shelter Cove Harbour. This year was a little bit different.  Matthew has been in the military for over 27 years and he was just  returning from a tour in Afghanistan and he wanted to surprise his children ages 17, 10, and 8 whom he hasn’t seen for almost 9-10 months at the Shannon Tanner show.   He wanted this to be a special surprise because he found out his…
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    Total Relocation Services

  • 6 Valuable Reasons to Justify the Importance of a Moving Company

    admin
    5 Sep 2014 | 12:23 am
    Relocation is a complicated event because no one likes packing and moving, especially due to busy and hectic daily schedule. It can give people many restless days and nights. However, it doesn’t mean that you should start feeling dizzy and stop planning things ahead. In such circumstances, you must realize the role of a professional company and facts written below will justify their importance. 1. These companies can provide you a check-list to ensure that you don’t miss out on any of your valuable items. They will also draw a plan of action to get everything organized in a perfect…
  • 6 Valuable Reasons to Justify the Importance of a Moving Company

    admin
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:41 am
    Relocation is a complicated event because no one likes packing and moving, especially due to busy and hectic daily schedule. It can give people many restless days and nights. However, it doesn’t mean that you should start feeling dizzy and stop planning things ahead. In such circumstances, you must realize the role of a professional company and facts written below will justify their importance. 1. These companies can provide you a check-list to ensure that you don’t miss out on any of your valuable items. They will also draw a plan of action to get everything organized in a perfect…
  • Why corporate moving services are considered a blessing?

    admin
    15 Aug 2014 | 11:21 pm
    Change should be welcomed, because it gives us the opportunity to get rid of dull routine. At some stage, business relocation becomes mandatory for many companies when it comes to their expansion. However, relocation is considered to be a stressful event for majority of the people, especially when it comes to a corporate move. Today, in such events, you don’t need to worry much and appreciation goes to professional corporate relocation services in New York. Following are the reasons why these services are considered as a blessing: Safe transfer is the aim of every organization and corporate…
  • 10 questions you must ask from a commercial mover company

    admin
    5 Aug 2014 | 5:41 am
    Shifting office is a major event and can be an overwhelming. It is natural to experience anxiety and sleepless nights as you approach towards the day of shift. There are plenty of things such as furniture, computers, fittings, and number of files that you want to be carefully handled. However, if you have decided that the move is mandatory, it is time for you to plant the move instead of feeling dizzy. In such events, it is critically important for you to seek help from a professional office moving NYC company to get it all organized. However, there are many important questions to ask before…
  • Moving home? Find a moving company to get it done and dusted

    admin
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:54 am
    Handling the stress of a move on your own can be devastating, which is why you must get it done and dusted with perfection. Hiring an expert will make you feel excited about moving to a new place instead of spending sleepless nights in worries. Yes, with the help of a certified moving expert, you can get maximum assistance in planning and organization of the entire move, doesn’t matter whether you are moving within your state or outside. They have special plastic moving bins or boxes to ensure the safety of the goods to be moved, especially when it comes to the packing of fragile items. On…
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    Tholco Real Estate Group

  • Welcome Jerry Diaz De Leon to Tholco Real Estate Group!

    Carrie Cullifer
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Jerry Diaz De Leon CalBRE#01953429 (661)889-1985 jerryddl@hotmail.com www.tholcorealestategroup.com/jerrydiazdeleon We would like to Welcome Jerry Diaz De Leon to our team! We are very excited to have him on board and look forward to working together for many years!
  • Agent Spotlight Brenda Lee Abernathy!!!

    Carrie Cullifer
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Brenda Lee Abernathy CalBRE#01811402  (661) 333-0402 Brendalee.abernathy@yahoo.com  www.tholcorealestategroup.com/brendaabernathy  “Passion for People” “I have been a resident of Bakersfield, California since 1972. After Graduating from North High School in 1983, I attended Santa Barbara Business College for the Executive Program. Upon Graduation from College, I immediately went to work for “Lloyd Plank Real Estate” where my “Love” for the real estate world became a Reality for me. I worked in Real Estate since 1985 as an Assistant in many fields…
  • Agent Spotlight Vicki Quinton!

    Carrie Cullifer
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:13 pm
    Vicki Quinton CalBRE#01395422  (661) 334-2144 vicki.quinton@tholco.com  www.tholcorealestategroup.com/vickiquinton Vicki is ready to help you buy or sell your home! Experience professionalism with a personal touch when you work with Vicki! She knows the business and has what it takes to negotiate your offers. She will always have your best interests at heart and she will go the extra mile to make you feel like you are her only client! Call Vicki today for a free CMA or to get started on finding a lender to buy a home!  
  • Why Buying a Home is a Good Idea

    Jason Thoele
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:17 pm
    When you’re renting a home, you are normally limited on what you can do to improve your home. You have to get permission to make certain types of improvements. Nor does it make sense to spend thousand of dollars painting, putting in carpet, tile or window coverings when the main person who benefits is the landlord and not you. Since your landlord wants to keep his expenses to a minimum, he or she will probably not be spending much to improve the place, either. When you own a home, however, you can do pretty much whatever you want. You get the benefits of any improvements you make, plus…
  • Agent Spotlight Rob Davis!

    Carrie Cullifer
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Rob Davis CalBRE#01446156  (661) 599-8112 rob.davis@tholco.com  www.tholcorealestategroup.com/robdavis Rob has been through many of Bakersfield’s changing markets. He adapts well as the ever changing market and has the skills you need to be a strong negotiator. As a seller his knowledge of the market will assist you in coming up with the right price for you home.  As a buyer Rob can help you negotiate a great price for you new home. If you are looking for a great  agent give Rob a call today!  
 
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    Tholco Real Estate Group

  • Welcome Jerry Diaz De Leon to Tholco Real Estate Group!

    Carrie Cullifer
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Jerry Diaz De Leon CalBRE#01953429 (661)889-1985 jerryddl@hotmail.com www.tholcorealestategroup.com/jerrydiazdeleon We would like to Welcome Jerry Diaz De Leon to our team! We are very excited to have him on board and look forward to working together for many years!
  • Agent Spotlight Brenda Lee Abernathy!!!

    Carrie Cullifer
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Brenda Lee Abernathy CalBRE#01811402  (661) 333-0402 Brendalee.abernathy@yahoo.com  www.tholcorealestategroup.com/brendaabernathy  “Passion for People” “I have been a resident of Bakersfield, California since 1972. After Graduating from North High School in 1983, I attended Santa Barbara Business College for the Executive Program. Upon Graduation from College, I immediately went to work for “Lloyd Plank Real Estate” where my “Love” for the real estate world became a Reality for me. I worked in Real Estate since 1985 as an Assistant in many fields…
  • Agent Spotlight Vicki Quinton!

    Carrie Cullifer
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:13 pm
    Vicki Quinton CalBRE#01395422  (661) 334-2144 vicki.quinton@tholco.com  www.tholcorealestategroup.com/vickiquinton Vicki is ready to help you buy or sell your home! Experience professionalism with a personal touch when you work with Vicki! She knows the business and has what it takes to negotiate your offers. She will always have your best interests at heart and she will go the extra mile to make you feel like you are her only client! Call Vicki today for a free CMA or to get started on finding a lender to buy a home!  
  • Why Buying a Home is a Good Idea

    Jason Thoele
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:17 pm
    When you’re renting a home, you are normally limited on what you can do to improve your home. You have to get permission to make certain types of improvements. Nor does it make sense to spend thousand of dollars painting, putting in carpet, tile or window coverings when the main person who benefits is the landlord and not you. Since your landlord wants to keep his expenses to a minimum, he or she will probably not be spending much to improve the place, either. When you own a home, however, you can do pretty much whatever you want. You get the benefits of any improvements you make, plus…
  • Agent Spotlight Rob Davis!

    Carrie Cullifer
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Rob Davis CalBRE#01446156  (661) 599-8112 rob.davis@tholco.com  www.tholcorealestategroup.com/robdavis Rob has been through many of Bakersfield’s changing markets. He adapts well as the ever changing market and has the skills you need to be a strong negotiator. As a seller his knowledge of the market will assist you in coming up with the right price for you home.  As a buyer Rob can help you negotiate a great price for you new home. If you are looking for a great  agent give Rob a call today!  
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    Dana Point Real Estate | Aliso Viejo Real Estate | Laguna Niguel Real Estate | Orange County Real Estate

  • Aliso Viejo Real Estate Report – September 2014

    949hometeam
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Aliso Viejo Real Estate Report Aliso Viejo Real Estate at a Glance: based on all the data we are clearly in a slow and steady stable market here in Aliso Viejo. Expect all the major indicators to stay within a relatively…Read more ›Aliso Viejo Real Estate Report – September 2014 is a post from: Dana Point Real Estate
  • Dana Point Real Estate Report September 2014

    949hometeam
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Dana Point Real Estate Report Dana Point Real Estate at a Glance: Dana Point sailed through the stable steady market like the rest of Orange County. South Orange County Real Estate General Economic Conditions: All major indicators point to us being in…Read more ›Dana Point Real Estate Report September 2014 is a post from: Dana Point Real Estate
  • Orange County Real Estate Report September 2014

    949hometeam
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Orange County Real Estate – the stable steady market sails through summer With summer coming to a close it is clear to see we are in a slow and steady stable market with all the major indicators remaining within a small…Read more ›Orange County Real Estate Report September 2014 is a post from: Dana Point Real Estate
  • GOAL – Coaching U8 AYSO soccer in Aliso Viejo

    949hometeam
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:35 am
    Fall is just around the corner and so is the start of the AYSO fall soccer season.  It’s been a long time since I coached my daughter as she manned the goal and AYSO occupied space on my calendar but…Read more ›GOAL – Coaching U8 AYSO soccer in Aliso Viejo is a post from: Dana Point Real Estate
  • Orange County Real Estate – Let’s Talk Real Estate

    949hometeam
    6 Aug 2014 | 12:34 pm
    I got to admit I love it when I get calls from clients asking me to go over the current real estate market with them.  One of my favorite parts of my real estate career is counseling clients on the…Read more ›Orange County Real Estate – Let’s Talk Real Estate is a post from: Dana Point Real Estate
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  • Tankless Water Heater Maintenance in Bayonne

    admin
    4 Sep 2014 | 9:36 am
    So you’ve made the switch to tankless: congrats!  Now you’re enjoying energy savings, unlimited hot water, and a more efficient heating system.  The typical warranty on a tankless water heater is between 15 and 20 years, far greater than the typical 6 year warranty you get with a tank-type.  But how do you make sure it last that full lifespan? Because tankless heating sends water through a coil for perpetual heating rather than storing cooled water, there’s no storage tank to break, no thermostat pre-set to adjust, and no magnesium corrosion to worry about!  This means…
  • Tankless Water Heaters in Clifton

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    So what are the advantages of tankless water heaters?  Many Americans have been making the switch, but what exactly are they switching to?  We mentioned on this blog last week that the difference between conventional and tankless water heating is the storage tank: whereas conventional heating stores hot water at a pre-set temperature, tankless water heats your water on-demand in a series of coils.  That means you don’t waste energy on water that you don’t use, and also that there’s no limit to the hot water your family can use — meaning no more cold showers. …
  • Tankless Water Heaters in Passaic

    admin
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:16 am
    Does your home have a traditional water heater?  If so, you may have heard some people start to talk about making a switch from conventional to “tankless”; maybe it’s been recommended to you, or maybe other people like yourself who live in older houses have mentioned their recent upgrade.  More and more Americans are making the permanent crossover from tank-type to tankless water heaters — but why?  There has to be a reason why the tank-type heaters are  “traditional,” right?  Why is this becoming an issue all of the sudden? The crux of this whole water…
  • What Are the Reasons for Using an Air Purifier?

    admin
    4 Apr 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Did you know that indoor air pollution can be up to 10 times worse than outdoor air pollution? Considering all the chemicals we use to clean our homes, dust accumulation, and circulating air, no wonder indoor air pollution is a serious problem! In fact, the World Health Organization has released a study estimating that approximately 3 billion people in the world unknowingly suffer from indoor air pollution. Whether it’s asthma, allegories, or something more severe, indoor air pollution is a serious problem that homeowners and commercial business owners alike should consider.  Indoor air…
  • Central Air vs. Window Units: Which to Choose?

    admin
    4 Apr 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Summertime is here! Whether it’s lounging in your swimming pool or driving to the beach, people everywhere are looking for ways to stay cool over the entire summer. With temperatures regularly exceeding 90°F in the northeast during the summer months, it’s important to have a plan for keeping your family cool. The two main options for homeowners are: Central Air Conditioning Units Window Air Conditioning Units Central Air vs. Window Units  Homeowners in New Jersey and the greater northeast often debate which unit is better for their home, asking, “Should we get central air or a window…
 
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    Lucy Kelts

  • 17240 Turf Club Drive

    Lucy Kelts
    14 Sep 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Positioned to capture and enjoy the ultimate views of the Crosby Signature 16th fairway and waterways and vistas beyond.  Incomparable VIEWS!  Pristine interiors, very lightly lived in and offering the highly desirable floorplan with 3BR suites–all enjoying privacy.  Master suite on 1st level, 2BR suites up.  Optional 4th BR or library or formal dining room down.  Beautiful natural light throughout!!! Crosby Association includes guard gated entrances, lakes, biking/hiking trails, private streets, playground and passive recreational areas. Crosby Country Club (separate membership…
  • Black Tie Boxing Fundraising Event Scheduled in Rancho Santa Fe on September 20

    Lucy Kelts Blogger
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:52 pm
    The world of Olympic boxing is heading to Rancho Santa Fe this month, all in the name of raising money for a pair of very important charities. Charles C. Butler, owner of Rancho Santa Fe Motor Club & Storage, will host a “Black Tie Brawl” fundraising event from 6:30-10 p.m. Saturday, September 20, at the private social club at 3270 Corporate View Drive in Vista, reports the Ranch Santa Fe Review. It will be an exclusive evening for the well-heeled, tucked behind the hills of Rancho Santa Fe. A high security compound normally used to house some of the city’s rarest car…
  • 10th Annual San Diego Restaurant Week

    Lucy Kelts Blogger
    5 Sep 2014 | 10:18 am
    From September 21-26, foodies will eat their way through more than 180 participating restaurants throughout San Diego. Leave the cooking to someone else and join over 140,000 diners in the celebration of Restaurant Week and indulge in discounted prix fixe menus including two-course lunches priced at $10, $15, and $20 and three-course dinners are $25, $35, or $45. No tickets necessary for this event, just make reservations for any of the participating locations, show up, choose from their prix-fixe menu and let your taste buds enjoy! This countywide affair gives foodies the chance to…
  • Mojalet Summer Series: Opus Muxtus.dance

    Lucy Kelts Blogger
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:49 am
      North County-based OPUS MIXTUS.dance, directed by Heather Dale Wentworth, engages audiences with its unique blend of dance genres. Ranging from deeply emotional contemporary dance to high energy jazz, OMD’s talented and expressive dancers create a relatable and enjoyable experience for audience members. Mojalet Dance Collective is an internationally acclaimed contemporary dance company that performs with a passion to share the beauty of expression through movement and artistic collaborations. The work performed by the professional company varies from large ensemble work to…
  • Coronado MainStreet Garden Party

    Lucy Kelts Blogger
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:42 am
    The 23rd Annual Coronado MainStreet Garden Party will take place on September 6 from 5-8 p.m. at the beautiful, historic property located at 1127 F Avenue. Local chefs will be preparing their specialties, libations will be available, entertainment will add to the fun and there will be a fabulous silent auction.  During the Annual Coronado MainStreet Garden Party, visitors will enjoy Entertainment Silent Auction & Raffle Prizes Tastings from Coronado Restaurants No Host Cocktails, Wine tasting & CBC Brew Ticket proceeds support the beautiful median gardens along Orange Avenue,…
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    Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors

  • How To Start Investing In Real Estate With Solo 401K

    Dmitriy Fomichenko
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    A lot of people are misguided when it comes to where they should put their retirement money, and what they should do with it. Keen investors can tell you that the IRS has always allowed any form of real estate to be held within a Solo 401k retirement account. The only time this is not [...]How To Start Investing In Real Estate With Solo 401K is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • To Manage Yourself Or To Hire A Manager?

    Andrew Syrios
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Any buy and hold investor must ask themselves a very important question about who will manage their properties. Management should never be an afterthought. Property management can make or break you and every buy and hold investor must be very careful when making decisions about how to move forward with it. So do you manage [...]To Manage Yourself Or To Hire A Manager? is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • 4 Keys To Success With Vacation Rentals. Part 1

    Trevor Wisniewski
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    I was reading some “advice” on vacation rentals somewhere on the internet. I recall it told the reader to list their vacation home for rent through the big #1 vacation rental advertising website to get renters. Agreed, this of course is a good first step. Next, the article said to go out and get your [...]4 Keys To Success With Vacation Rentals. Part 1 is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • Going Through The Motions

    David Hamilton
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:41 am
    The expression “going through the motions” epitomizes the way we sometimes think about our jobs, our relationships – in fact, our whole lives. We get trained like monkeys to do things certain ways until we reach the point where we can do them without thinking. This is great efficiency, but what does it do to [...]Going Through The Motions is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • Be Very, Very Careful Investing Out-of-State

    Andrew Syrios
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:25 am
    Coming from the West Coast to the Midwest, I’ve seen both sides of investing out-of-state. On the one hand, it makes perfect sense because in certain places, such as California or New York, real estate is too expensive to rent out and make it pencil. However, investing out-of-state is very risky and I have seen [...]Be Very, Very Careful Investing Out-of-State is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
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    Conny's Real Estate Blog

  • Mortgage Taxes in Florida

    Conny
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:02 pm
    One of the surprises many Buyers have when purchasing a house in Palm Beach County is that we pay taxes on mortgage loans. If not forewarned, this can be a significant unplanned expense at closing. The two Florida mortgage related taxes are: Documentary Stamps on Mortgages Intangible Tax on Mortgages These are state taxes, so they apply anywhere in Florida, not just in Palm Beach County. Both taxes are assessed on the amount of the mortgage debt, not on the sales price of the property. For example, if you purchase a property for $200,000 using a $140,000 mortgage, the taxes are based on the…
  • House Purchase Closing Costs

    Conny
    26 Mar 2014 | 9:25 am
    At some point in the process of buying a house a client always asks “How much will my closing costs be?” For most clients, the underlying question is about estimating how much money they will need on the day of closing. And from a client’s point of view, it’s a pretty straightforward question. But is it? In reality, it is actually three questions rolled into one: What are my Closing Costs? What are my Pre-Paids? What are the Total Funds that will be required to close? Huh? Real Estate Settlement Costs Many professions have their own terminology and language. The real estate and…
  • Flood Insurance for Homeowners

    Conny
    14 Mar 2014 | 2:17 pm
    There is a lot of confusion about flood insurance.  Many homeowners find out too late that flood damage isn’t covered by their basic homeowner’s insurance policy. Private companies offer flood insurance, but most people get their coverage through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). To be eligible for an NFIP flood insurance policy, your community must participate in the program. What’s the National Flood Insurance Program? The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was created in 1968 to help property owners obtain flood insurance at a reasonable cost. The premiums on the…
  • Impact of Credit Scores on Your Mortgage Rate

    Conny
    28 Feb 2014 | 12:51 pm
    All mortgage rates are not created equal, which is why that great advertised rate is not usually the rate a borrower is quoted after his or her credit is pulled. Credit scores weigh heavily with lenders when you are applying for a loan. The better your credit score, the easier to get a mortgage and the lower the rate you will pay. Conversely, a low credit score will cost you money and possibly make it difficult or impossible for you to qualify. What Score Does a Mortgage Lender Use? When you apply for a mortgage loan, the lender pulls your credit from all three major credit bureaus, Experian,…
  • Buying a House? Read the Small Print

    Conny
    20 Feb 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Anyone who has ever bought a house knows that the paperwork involved can be a bit overwhelming. (Seriously, who doesn’t silently groan when handed a pile of dense legalese?) Purchase and Sale contracts, mortgage terms, title searches, survey details, HUD statements, mortgage loan notes and closing documents – all are complicated and can be difficult to understand. But being an informed consumer is critically important when purchasing real estate. Buying a home is one of the most significant financial decisions most people make. And just because the person handing you the papers to…
 
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    Real Estate News - The Housing Block

  • Why Mortgage Rates Differ Between Provinces

    The Housing Block
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:17 am
    Have you ever wondered why mortgage rates differ between provinces? Alberta, B.C. and Ontario have some of the lowest mortgage rates in the country, while provinces like Quebec typically have higher rates. What’s the deal? As of September 1, 2014, according to RateSupermarket.ca you can find a 5-year fixed rate mortgage for as low as 2.74% in Ontario, while the lowest rate in Quebec is 2.84%. What’s the reason for the difference? Let’s take a closer look.   Understanding Mortgage Rates Before we can discuss mortgage rates, it’s important to understand how they work. The two…
  • 5 Myths about Buying a Home

    The Housing Block
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Once upon a time buying and selling a home was simple. You took your time to view properties, made an offer conditional upon inspection and financing, you went back and forth on price and you moved in. Unfortunately, time s have changed – the storybook ending no longer happens in today’s real estate market. Let’s take a look at five myths that may no longer hold true in today’s breakneck housing market.   Myth 1: Closing Costs are a Drop in the Bucket A lot of first-time homebuyers make the mistake of not budgeting for closing costs. Closing costs typically add up to between 1.5%…
  • 5 Most Costly Home Repairs

    The Housing Block
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:05 pm
    Homes need TLC.  As a homeowner, it’s important to stay on top of home repairs. You should be proactive about maintenance and repairs before major expenses creep up. Home repairs have a way of snowballing – something as simple as a leaky downspout can end up costing you thousands if the water seeps into your basement. While some repairs and maintenance like repainting or a new door handle won’t break the bank, others can leave you in debt for thousands of dollars if you fail to budget for them in advance. Let’s take a look at five of the most costly repairs homeowners face.  …
  • Canadians Investing Heavily in U.S. Real Estate

    The Housing Block
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:29 pm
    The U.S. real estate market may be on the mend, but Canadians are still continuing to scoop up U.S. real estate at bargain prices. Canadians purchased a whopping $13.8 billion worth of U.S. real estate between March 2013 and March 2014, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). That represents 15% of total international sales and 19% of all transactions stateside. Canadians seem to be especially fond of the southern U.S., which isn’t surprising based on our wintery weather. 73% of properties were purchased in Florida, Arizona, and California. Obtaining a mortgage in the U.S.
  • Mortgage-Free by 31: My Journey from Student to First-Time Homeowner

    The Housing Block
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:04 pm
    The following article is a guest post by Sean Cooper who blogs about personal finance at Sean Cooper Writer.   When I bought my house a little over two years ago I was happy just to call myself a homeowner. It took me almost three years of house hunting buy a house. I purchased a beautifully-renovated three bedroom bungalow in Toronto east for $425,000. Not only was a first-time homebuyer, I took on the added responsibility of being a first-time landlord. According to a poll by CIBC, the average homeowner won’t pay off their mortgage until right before retirement – age 58.
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  • Proven Tricks For Reducing Your Mortgage Closing Costs – The Mortgage Reports (blog)

    Admin
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:10 am
    Proven Tricks For Reducing Your Mortgage Closing Costs – The Mortgage Reports (blog) http://news.google.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 02:33:06 GMT Proven Tricks For Reducing Your Mortgage Closing CostsThe Mortgage Reports (blog)According to Bankrate.com’s annual closing cost survey, the costs of a typical mortgage are up 6% from last year, and poised to rise again in […] The post Proven Tricks For Reducing Your Mortgage Closing Costs – The Mortgage Reports (blog) appeared first on Today's Mortgage News.
  • Signs the housing market is heating up – USA TODAY

    Admin
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:47 am
    Signs the housing market is heating up – USA TODAY Signs the housing market is heating upUSA TODAYThe reasons for the American housing crash fill entire library bookshelves, so we’ll skip the gory details and just note that the market for private mortgage insurance tanked. If you wanted a house and c … Original article […] The post Signs the housing market is heating up – USA TODAY appeared first on Today's Mortgage News.
  • What a $200000 Mortgage Will Cost You – ABC News

    Admin
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:46 am
    What a $200000 Mortgage Will Cost You – ABC News ABC NewsWhat a $200000 Mortgage Will Cost YouABC NewsThe type of mortgage can affect everything from your purchasing power to your monthly payment. The key is finding the mortgage program that makes the most sense given your particular financial situ … Original article on http://news.google.com […] The post What a $200000 Mortgage Will Cost You – ABC News appeared first on Today's Mortgage News.
  • Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Vexed by Low Demand for Mortgages – Bloomberg

    Admin
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:45 am
    Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Vexed by Low Demand for Mortgages – Bloomberg Washington PostWells Fargo, JPMorgan Vexed by Low Demand for MortgagesBloombergNew York-based JPMorgan said jobs at its mortgage business declined 14,000, or 30 percent, since the start of last year. Wells Fargo set plans to cut 1,100 positions in th … Original article on http://news.google.com […] The post Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Vexed by Low Demand for Mortgages – Bloomberg appeared first on Today's Mortgage News.
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    Hipster Investments

  • Uh Hello, Don’t Forget to Calculate the Profit on an Investment!

    Ali
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:46 pm
    Shut up, I’m not even kidding. Do you know how many people approach me and ask me what I think of a particular deal? Mind you, I’m a very open-minded person. Even if a deal isn’t one I would necessarily pursue personally, either for interest or niche reasons, I’m always open and eager to hear about deals other people find. I’m especially excited if a deal seems really good and the person goes after it (I get really excited for people going after killer deals — and even more if they actually get them!). But… Of all those people who approach me wanting to hear my opinion on deals,…
  • What’s Available Wednesday? Houston!

    Ali
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:58 pm
    When it comes to investing in turnkey properties, the lone star state is a real star – why? It has huge potential for tenants, great property managers, well-vetted vendors and a wealth of large companies, good school districts, colleges and hospitals (think: $$$$). Believe it or not, this city in Texas is ranked as the 30th largest economy in the entire world….Enough said? Want more? Forbes recently ranked it as one of the country’s top ten up and coming tech cities: meaning jobs, jobs, and lots of tenants who want a house just like this one below. All signs point to –…
  • Real Estate Investors: Treat Your Customers With Respect

    Ali
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:38 pm
    As real estate investors, we don’t need to be say be – Nordstrom – but – it is important to hold down a baseline of respect with your customers (tenants, vendors, property managers, agents, promoters, etc…).  Cultivating a culture of true respect and customer service will set you apart as a real estate investor – creating friendly, positive relationships with those with whom you do business is crucial to your success. You’ll get inside deals. Better rates. More diligent tenants. Property managers who work harder for you. Real Estate Investors:…
  • You Only Live Once: Embrace Life’s Transitions

    Ali
    5 Sep 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Well, Hipsters – it’s a new month and almost a new season. September ushers in a time of transitions. If you have kids, it’s back to school time. If you don’t, you may be entering a new phase at work or in your career. If you have kids and a career – well, you’re fairly busy. Though in a perfect world, transitions would be easy as those magical easy bake ovens from the 80’s, even the most avid lifestyle designer is bound to hit some bumps as you forge forward creating the life of your dreams. Here are some tips to whether the transitional phases in…
  • What’s Available Wednesday? Chicago Duplex – Double Your Income with this Turnkey

    Ali
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:48 am
    We are back again – to Chi-town as the locals call it with a beautiful duplex that’s been fully redeveloped.  This one is truly an amazing deal – and puts $1,300 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 a major global destination: chock full of colleges, hospitals, Fortune 5oo employers-  and most importantly: tenants and lots of them. Let’s take a look at today’s hot find: double your income streams on one property – easy and hassle-free.
 
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    Point2 Agent Real Estate Marketing Blog

  • 6 REALTOR® Safety Tips [Infographic]

    Geneva Ives
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    September is REALTOR® Safety Month! What a great time to review your working habits to make sure you are being as safe as possible. We’ve rounded up 6 easy safety tips to protect both yourself and your clients while at the office and in the field. Want to share this infograhpic on your own site? Use this code! <span class=”mceItemHidden” data-mce-bogus=”1″><p><strong>Attribution to <span class=”hiddenSpellError” data-mce-bogus=”1″…
  • 10 Social Media Safety Tips

    Yardi Yardi
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    In honor of REALTOR® Safety Month, your team at Point2 has compiled a list of 10 helpful tips to keep you and your personal information safe while networking on social media. Minimize the personal info that you share, especially if it pertains to your password or security questions. You know not to post your social security number online, but other security details are often overlooked. Your birthday, mother’s maiden name, and high school mascot are all common security questions—and all details that can likely be found on Facebook. Minimize your personal info online. When you can,…
  • Get More Business Using Smart Client Retention Strategies: Part 2

    Tanya Fears
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    It’s a bright morning as you drive through your marketing area and BAM – you hit the brakes hard! Can you believe what you are seeing? It just can’t be! Right in the front of one of your past customers’ homes is a big fat FOR SALE sign…..and it is NOT yours! How and why does this happen? As a smart agent, you thought you were keeping in “touch” but apparently not enough to be the agent with their listing! Missed Part 1 with the first 5 strategies? Find it here! If you are looking to work smarter and are willing to execute a few small but powerful connection strategies,…
  • Marry Me! Getting Your Clients to Say “I Do” [Recording]

    Geneva Ives
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    It was such a treat to have Bubba Mills, a well-known client retention specialist, join us for yesterday’s webinar. This man has so many tips, tricks and bonafide strategies up his sleeve that we could have listened to his bright ideas all day. Bubba broke customer service down for us and showed us exactly why each person you serve can be worth over $75,000 during their lifetime of dealing with your business. Reason enough to stay in touch with your customers after you close the first sale – that’s a lot of dough to let fall into the hands of the competition! So how exactly do you…
  • Point2 Agent Product Updates – Sept 11, 2014

    Dylan Cline
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    We hope everyone is having a great September so far. Now that the summer selling season is winding to a close, many agents are taking a fresh look at their online marketing presence and making changes to help build their businesses. With that in mind, here are a few recent updates we have made to Point2 Agent in order to help you reach your goals: Agent Sites We have improved how the splash page drop down menu works on Agent Sites so it is easier to select the style of splash page that is right for you… and your website visitors. We have dramatically improved the Neighborhood…
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  • Home Sales Generate $52,205 Impact on Economy

    The KCM Crew
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    The National Association of Realtors (NAR) compiled data from research conducted by the Bureau of Economic Analysis & Macroeconomic Advisors on the economic impact of a home purchase. After reviewing the data, they concluded that the total economic impact of a typical home sale in the United States is an astonishing $52,205. Here is the breakdown of their report: Economic Contributions are derived from: Home construction Real estate brokerage Mortgage lending Title insurance Rental and Leasing Home appraisal Moving truck service Other related activities When a House is Sold in the United…
  • FSBO's Must Be Ready to Negotiate

    The KCM Crew
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    In a recovering market, some sellers might be tempted to try and sell their home on their own (FSBO) without using the services of a real estate professional. The real estate agent is a trained and experienced negotiator. In most cases, the seller is not. The seller must realize the ability to negotiate will determine whether they get the best deal for themselves and their family. Here is a list of some of the people with whom the seller must be prepared to negotiate if they decide to FSBO: The buyer who wants the best deal possible The buyer’s agent who solely represents the best interest…
  • The Two Things You Don’t Need to Hear from Your Listing Agent

    The KCM Crew
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    You’ve decided to sell your house. You begin to interview potential real estate agents to help you through the process. You need someone you trust enough to: Set the market value on possibly the largest asset your family owns (your home) Set the time schedule for the successful liquidation of that asset Set the fee for the services required to liquidate that asset An agent must be concerned first and foremost about you and your family in order to garner that degree of trust.  Make sure this is the case. Be careful if the agent you are interviewing begins the interview by: Bragging about…
  • How Interest Rates Impact Family Wealth

    The KCM Crew
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    With interest rates still in the low 4%’s, many buyers may be on the fence as to whether to act now and purchase a new home, or wait until next year. If you look at what the experts are predicting for 2015, it may make the decision for you. Predictions for 2015 3Q: 4.6% - Fannie Mae 4.8% - Freddie Mac 5.2% - Mortgage Bankers Association 5.2% - National Association of Realtors Even an increase of half a percentage point can put a dent in your family’s net worth. Let’s look at it this way… The monthly payment (principal & interest only) on a $250,000 home today, with the current…
  • Cost Across Time [INFOGRAPHIC]

    The KCM Crew
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    __________________________________________________________________ Agents: How would it sound if you could share this article with your clients using your own branded page? 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.
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  • What to ask your Realtor before you List

    Dan Zito
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Choosing the right agent to represent your listing will help you sell at the highest price, sell as fast as possible, and enjoy a smooth, stress-free transaction. Every agent operates differently. They have different specialties, different tools, and different abilities depending on the volume of business they do and the brokerage they’re associated with. Some agents are a part of a team, some go at it alone. Each unique situation has its benefits and drawbacks, but you won’t be able … Read More
  • Ways to Win a Multiple Offer Situation

    Dan Zito
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:02 pm
    In many neighborhoods, the combination of high buyer demand and low available inventory means that you might not be the only one making an offer on the house you want. Multiple offers are great for sellers, but can be stressful for buyers. Sellers can choose whether or not to inform buyers that they’re considering other offers, but in the majority of cases they do because it can start a bidding war and drive their price up. The easiest way to … Read More
  • How Zillow, Trulia, & National Real Estate Sites Work

    Dan Zito
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Anyone who’s interested in buying or selling a home knows about Zillow and Trulia. They are two of the most popular listing websites nationwide, and the first place people look when they have real estate on their mind. Zillow just recently bought Trulia, an interesting move that will affect industry dynamics, but not the focus of this article. It’s important to understand how websites like Zillow and Trulia work so you have some context when browsing them. Most people take … Read More
  • Don’t Do This: The Home Repairs with the Least Return

    Dan Zito
    8 Aug 2014 | 1:15 pm
    All renovations are not created equal. If you’re getting ready to sell your home, or you are planning renovations with the hopes of adding valuefor a future sale, think before you act. Some home renovations can increase the value of your home and help it sell faster. Updating the master bedroom, kitchen and bathrooms are common selling points for a home; the money you put in here will often have good returns. But other home repairs won’t help at all, … Read More
  • The Clarksville at Orchard Glen

    Dan Zito
    8 Aug 2014 | 12:58 pm
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  • Apple Watch and other Smart New Home Products

    The Moeller Team
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:56 am
    Not just relegated to the workspace or entertainment, home technology products focus on every room in your house. Check out these smart-home products geared to make your life easier: Apple Watch useful apps for home In addition to your social media apps, maps and schedules, apps for Apple’s new smart watch include one from Honeywell that allows you to change your home’s temperature from your wrist (rivaling the Android Wear with Nest thermostat control), and another from Lutron offering light control. If you own one of BMW’s electric vehicles, your Apple watch will monitor…
  • How Interest Rates Impact Family Wealth

    Nancy Moeller
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:09 pm
    With interest rates still in the low 4%’s, many buyers may be on the fence as to whether to act now and purchase a new home, or wait until next year. If you look at what the experts are predicting for 2015, it may make the decision for you. Predictions for 2015 3Q: 4.6% - Fannie Mae 4.8% - Freddie Mac 5.2% - Mortgage Bankers Association 5.2% - National Association of Realtors Even an increase of half a percentage point can put a dent in your family’s net worth. Let’s look at it this way… The monthly payment (principal & interest only) on a $250,000 home today, with the…
  • The Two Things You Don’t Need to Hear from Your Listing Agent

    Nancy Moeller
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:13 pm
     You’ve decided to sell your house. You begin to interview a potential listing agent to help you through the process. You need someone you trust enough to: Set the market value on possibly the largest asset your family owns (your home) Set the time schedule for the successful liquidation of that asset Set the fee for the services required to liquidate that asset An agent must be concerned first and foremost about you and your family in order to garner that degree of trust.  Make sure this is the case. Be careful if the agent you are interviewing begins the interview by: Bragging about…
  • How to Make Your Living Room Flow

    The Moeller Team
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:03 am
    One of the first decisions you make in your new house is where to place your furniture. In the living areas, furniture placement can make or break your home’s “flow” or ease of movement. A sofa placed just two feet one way or the other, a side table too far out of reach or a rug that catches in the doorway can make a magazine worthy design a frustrating living experience. Know your limitations Beautiful magazine designs inspire us to try to work the same magic in our own space. Sometimes, however, achieving that beautiful look results in awkward movement and less than ideal…
  • Fannie Mae Relaxes Waiting Period for Distressed Borrowers

    Nancy Moeller
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:38 am
    Fannie Mae recently released a report revising the waiting periods for distressed borrowers with a derogatory credit event such as a foreclosure, bankruptcy, short sale, or deed-in-lieu of foreclosure on their credit history to obtain a new loan. For borrowers with a short sale or deed-in-lieu of foreclosure on their record, Fannie Mae’s new mandated minimum waiting period to become eligible for a new loan is four years. The time is shortened to two years if there are extenuating circumstances. According to Fannie Mae, extenuating circumstances are defined as “nonrecurring…
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    Times Realty News

  • Crowdfunding Platform CrowdProperty Aims to Raise £20M in Its First Year of Operation

    admin
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:54 pm
    CrowdProperty, a peer-to-peer (P2P) crowdfunding platform, has publicized the launch of its website with an ambitious target of raising £20M from individual investors within its first year of doing business. CrowdProperty’s main goal is to facilitate lending between individual investors and property developers. The company’s major competitive advantage, which also makes it outstanding when compared to other crowdfunding platforms, is that it is managed and run by property professionals with vast knowledge and experience in this sector. All the 5 co-founders and owners of…
  • RealCap Chicago Conference: Trailblazing Online Real Estate Capital Syndication

    admin
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:58 am
    Sep. 15, 2014 – CHICAGO — The Soho Loft Conferences, with diamond sponsors American Homeowner Preservation and Victoria Global, will introduce Online Capital to Real Estate Entrepreneurs this 18 September 2014. “RealCap Chicago: Introducing Online Capital to Real Estate Entrepreneurs” will be held on Thursday from 8am to 6pm at One Financial Place, 440 S La Salle St., Chicago. The conference will provide real estate entrepreneurs the opportunity to learn from industry leaders on how to use an online platform to source funds for different ventures, whether its flipping and fixing…
  • Crowdfunding Investments Set for Texas Starting September

    admin
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:56 pm
    The Texas Securities Commission is finalizing the legislation process which will allow small businesses in Texas to participate in direct solicitation of up to $1 million per annum from both accredited and non-accredited investors through online crowdfunding platforms. Those who will be able to invest at least $5,000 per year through online crowdfunding will in return get equity stake in the firms they are investing. Previously, crowdfunding through the internet on Texas websites such as Indiegogo and Kickstarter had only been limited to individuals who wanted to invest in companies without…
  • What Everyone Should Know About Real Estate Crowdfunding

    admin
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
    Everyone wishes to invest in the real estate industry because of the high returns that the industry promises. However, majority of the people remain locked out of the industry due to lack of capital, time, management skills and energy to run real estate investments. This has limited real estate investments to individuals and institutional investors that have all the resources that the industry requires. The introduction of real estate crowdfunding has greatly revolutionized the industry as it provides everybody the opportunity to become real estate investors. One leading platform, Fundrise…
  • CfPA Recommended Termsheet Template for JOBS Act Equity Offerings

    admin
    13 Sep 2014 | 9:08 am
    Editor’s Note: David Drake, chairman of The Soho Loft , is a co-founder of CfPA (Crowdfunding Professional Association). He will be a key speaker at the CfPA Education Summit this Sept 29 – Oct 1, 2014 The Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA), the federally-recognized, not-for-profit, 501(c)(6) trade association for all stakeholders in the Crowdfunding industry, is pleased to announce the publication and availability of a recommended Termsheet template for use by participants in JOBS Act Title III (Section 4(a)(6)) Crowdfunding equity offerings. This effort reflects the CfPA’s…
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  • Find the right commercial property for your business

    24 Aug 2014 | 7:31 am
    Moving to a new business location is a crucial long-term decision for any company. Commercial Sales and Leasing Head, Sandrine Loureiro, tells us the ins and outs and what’s hot right now. Click here to watch the video. What are the most popular areas for businesses right now? At the moment Business Bay, JLT, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Media City, Tecom and Barsha are popular for businesses relocating or setting up for the first time.   What do businesses look for in a commercial address? Our clients look for well managed buildings with easy access, ample parking and good facilities for…
  • A guide to sub-leasing

    4 Aug 2014 | 12:51 am
    Sub-leasing is allowed in Dubai, but should you do it? It is not unusual for tenants to want to sub-lease their villa or apartment in Dubai, as there are often penalties payable for those who want to break their tenancy contracts early.     It is important to explain what is meant by sub-leasing, as there are two different meanings. First, when an agency such as Better Homes obtains the master lease for an entire building and then sub-leases the apartments to tenants - each of the tenants has their own sub-lease contract with Better Homes. The second type, which this blog is…
  • The Park or The Bay?

    27 Jul 2014 | 7:08 am
    There’s no doubt Dubai’s growth is staggering with a host of exciting new areas now open. From high rise living to gated communities, we look at two districts to help you decide which is right for you.   JUMEIRAH PARK Just behind JLT, between Discovery Gardens and Emirates Hills, you’ll find Dubai's newest residential district, Jumeirah Park. Developed by Nakheel, the community contains more than 2000 villas, spread across 350 hectares.     The district is laid out in three clusters, each with its own theme: Heritage, Regional and Legacy. Villas are available…
  • Know your right as a Tenant

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Finding the right rental property at the right price can be a challenge. So be sure where you stand before you sign a contract with this short FAQ.   How many rent cheques are usually required and what is the best way to negotiate the best rate?   Between one and four cheques are the most common. You can often negotiate a slightly lower lease by paying with fewer cheques.   Can a tenant be expected to pay a security deposit to view a property?   A security deposit just to view a property is not good practice, nor our practice at Better Homes.   Does the landlord have…
  • 0% transfer fee on Business Bay Executive Tower C

    21 Jul 2014 | 11:20 pm
    Take advantage of the Better Homes Ramadan offer It is not too late to take advantage of Better Homes’ superb Ramadan deal. We are offering a 0% transfer fee on apartments for sale in Executive Tower C, Business Bay     A range of generously sized 1-4 bedroom apartments are available in this development, which is increasingly sought after thanks to its convenient location, just five minutes’ walk from the Metro and on the doorstep of thriving Downtown.   Facilities include shared swimming pools, health clubs, 24 hour security, and access to a new park,…
 
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  • Repossessed Cars – Maybank Yellow Garage Car Sale Slated On September 1 – 30, 2014 (Pasig & Calasiao)

    Jay Castillo
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:55 pm
    A big number of repossessed cars are for sale at up to 10% off in Maybank’s Yellow Garage Car Sale (YGCS) for their Ugong (Pasig) and Calasiao warehouse inventories. Promo runs from September 1 to 30, 2014. Checkout the details and complete pricelist below. Based on the flyer above, over 50 repossessed cars are available in their Pasig warehouse. The pricelist includes more than 20 repossessed/foreclosed cars from their Calasiao warehouse. I checked and noticed that the listings also includes newly foreclosed cars. However, 2014 model cars are not discounted. Anyway, Maybank’s…
  • We’ve Been Very Busy, But We Are Back!

    Jay Castillo
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:10 pm
    We just made a record of sorts, this is the first time that we have NOT been posting anything on the blog for almost a month. We just had no time to post updates, and with good reason, we have been VERY busy. Anyway, we are back, and we are slowly, but surely getting back into the groove. Actually, we were here all along… We have been very active here, but not publicly (obviously), as we are busy with the ongoing online training inside the members’ area, which we opened to early-notification and blog subscribers. We almost reached the maximum capacity, so the training was no…
  • BFS Foreclosed Properties Listing Updated As Of August 2014

    Jay Castillo
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    We have just updated our listing of BFS foreclosed properties for August 2014, and the updated list is now inside our Foreclosed Real Estate Database. Complete the details for this update and a link to the updated listings can be found below. “Fruits of Your Labor” is BFS’s latest offer of unbeatable value for interested buyers looking to purchase Foreclosed Properties August 2014 update from BFS The updated list, which comes directly from Bahay Financial Services (BFS), has a total of 2,082 foreclosed properties, with a total selling price of Php798,930,000.00. Here’s a…
  • Featured: RUSH!!! Vacant Lot For Sale In Foliage Hills, Cottonwoods Heights, Antipolo City

    Jay Castillo
    10 Aug 2014 | 4:38 pm
    This featured property is a vacant lot located at Block 3 Lot 15, Palm Avenue, The Foliage of Cottonwoods Heights, Antipolo City. Lot area is 184 sqm., with a selling price of Php1.5 Million (Cash basis only). That’s approximately Php 8,152/sqm. Pictures, Youtube video, vicinity map, and contact details can be seen below. Picture Gallery (Click to enlarge) Property Details Location: Block 3 Lot 15 Palm Avenue, The Foliage of Cottonwoods heights, Antipolo City. Lot Area: 184 sqm. Selling Price: Php1.5M CASH ONLY (approx. Php8,152/sqm) RFS: Owner needs funds Foliage Hills is within…
  • For Sealed Bidding On August 8, 2014 – Big Condominium Units In Andrea North Towers, New Manila, Quezon City

    Jay Castillo
    4 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    If you are looking for spacious huge condo units in the heart of Quezon City, this should be interesting. We now feature 2 big condominium units in Andrea North Towers, New Manila, Quezon City. These are also included in Property Forum’s sealed bidding on August 8, 2014. Pictures of the Andrea North Towers and other details can be seen below. ASSET POOL 9: ANDREA NORTH TOWERS CONDOMINIUM UNITS IN NEW MANILA, QUEZON CITY NO. OF UNITS: 2 TOTAL FLOOR AREA: 360.27 SQM. MINIMUM BID PRICE: PHP36,027,000 FOR INQUIRIES CALL OR TEXT: SAMANTHA ALLEJE AT (02) 534-9725 OR 0930-96-00000 Picture…
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  • In One Hand and Out The Other

    Les Calvert
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:32 am
    Spanish House Prices Rise – And Foreign Buyers in Spain Face Regulations That Give With One Hand, Take With the Other House In One Hand and Out The Other is a post from: Overseas Property Mall The post In One Hand and Out The Other appeared first on Overseas Property Mall.
  • Holiday Home Sellers: Add Sweat Equity

    Les Calvert
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:42 am
    Selling your holiday home? Do it up first, or risk getting a far lower price. That’s the word form the iProperty Company, Holiday Home Sellers: Add Sweat Equity is a post from: Overseas Property Mall The post Holiday Home Sellers: Add Sweat Equity appeared first on Overseas Property Mall.
  • US Negative Equity Falling

    Les Calvert
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:33 am
    The number of US homeowners underwater on their mortgages is falling, but not as fast as prices are rising. That’s the news US Negative Equity Falling is a post from: Overseas Property Mall The post US Negative Equity Falling appeared first on Overseas Property Mall.
  • Miami Residential Market Fuelled by Strong Demand at Home and Abroad

    Les Calvert
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:52 am
    The Miami real estate market, long one of the USA’s most robust, continued to see rising prices in the second quarter of Miami Residential Market Fuelled by Strong Demand at Home and Abroad is a post from: Overseas Property Mall The post Miami Residential Market Fuelled by Strong Demand at Home and Abroad appeared first on Overseas Property Mall.
  • Denmark Out of The Debt Trap

    Les Calvert
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:42 am
    Denmark has finally been able to break out from the debt trap. With the improvement of amortization rates, the world’s most severely Denmark Out of The Debt Trap is a post from: Overseas Property Mall The post Denmark Out of The Debt Trap appeared first on Overseas Property Mall.
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  • Mid-Month September Homes Sold in Toronto (GTA)

    Bevan Friedman
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:38 pm
    The weather is cooling down but Toronto Real Estate is still hot! The weather may be cooling down but home sales in Toronto are still hot increasing 8.3 per cent versus prior year.  Although we saw growth in sales of most major home types throughout the GTA, semi-detached homes in the 416 area had the strongest growth at 21 per cent.  This pushed the average price for a semi in Toronto to a whopping $670,180 – up 14.8 per cent versus September of last year! For first time buyers looking to get into the market there seems to be a bit of relief on Townhouses in both the 416 and 905 as…
  • Vancouver Home Prices in August 2014 (infographic)

    Bevan Friedman
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    The Metro Vancouver housing market was an August record with sales up 4.3% above the 10 year sales average for August. The #VancouverHousingMarket was record breaking in August! Check out our infographic to learn more Click To Tweet - Powered By CoSchedule Vancouver residential property sales were up 10.2% versus August 2013.   Metro Vancouver is a region that is accustomed to strong sales growth however the 5% increase in price (bringing the average residential house price to $631,600) is a modest gain for the region.  House price inflation is mainly attributed to detached homes which…
  • Toronto Home Prices in August 2014 (infographic)

    Bevan Friedman
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:52 am
    This summer’s real estate market ends on a strong note and is expected to continue into the fall. Get the facts in our monthly infographic of sold Toronto home prices in Aug 2014. #TorontoHomeSales up again in August pushing the average price $546,303 (up 8.9%!)Click To Tweet - Powered By CoSchedule As we end the summer, the real estate market continues to grow (although not at the double digit rate that we have seen in previous months).  August’s sales growth of 2.8% had a significant impact on price with the average selling price now at $546,303 compared to $501,677 figure reported…
  • Exploring the Impact the 2008/2009 Recession Had on the Canadian Housing Market

    Bevan Friedman
    5 Sep 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Unemployment, drop in resale values, massive GDP loss. Let’s face it. The recession hit us hard – in this infographic we explore the impact it made on the housing market. A tough time for the Canadian economy, the recession of 2008/2009 affected just about every industry and made a huge impact on the housing market. The nine month long ordeal saw 400,000 Canadians lose their jobs and the nation’s GDP drop by 3.3%.  The below infographic is the first of a four part series that is intended to educate you on the drivers of the recession and bring to life some indicators that help explain…
  • Mid-Month August Homes Sold in Toronto (GTA)

    Bevan Friedman
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:50 pm
    August brought out a variety of buyers in our hot Toronto Real Estate Market. In the first fourteen days of August, Toronto buyers were out looking for properties of all types.  With sales for all major home types up between 5% to 31%, sellers are still enjoying a prosperous selling season.  Once again, semi-detached and detached home sales posted the strongest growth at 30.9% and 12.3% respectively in the 416 area.  This hot market means consumers have to reach deeper into their pockets for homes as prices are growing across all home types with detached homes posting a 10.6% growth versus…
 
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    Michigan Modular Homes | Legendary Homes

  • Turn to Insulated Precast Foundation Now Before It’s Too Late

    admin
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Modular Home in Michigan An insulated precast foundation is the new alternative to make a modular home more energy efficient, cost- savvy and high quality. A modular home with precast foundation is deemed to be an abode that keeps its owners safe and protected from extreme and strong weather disturbances. It is a place where people live comfortably and contented. And there are a lot of other reasons why going to insulated precast foundation is a wise investment. Manufacturers are confident that each structure they construct gives a lot of reasons to choose insulated precast foundation. These…
  • Understanding the Curing Process of Precast Concrete

    admin
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    When most people think of curing, they think only of maintaining moisture on the surface of the precast concrete. But curing is more than that—it is giving the precast concrete what it needs to gain strength properly. Precast concrete strength depends on the growth of crystals within the matrix of the concrete. These crystals grow from a reaction between Portland cement and water—a reaction known as hydration. If there isn’t enough water, the crystals can’t grow and the concrete doesn’t develop the strength it should. If there is enough water, the crystals grow out like…
  • Why Precast Concrete Basement Walls Have Cracks?

    admin
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    In order to better understand some of the reasons why precast concrete basement walls will develop cracks, we first need to look at the concrete itself. Composition of the Precast Concrete Precast concrete is composed of 4 major elements, which are the aggregate, cement powder, chemical catalyst and water. Aggregate is usually a fine sand and a stone or gravel base. Cement powder base is a mixture of calcium, silicone, aluminum and iron. Then a chemical catalyst is the element added to promote curing. The final element is water. Factors Affecting the Precast Concrete Basement For example a 24…
  • Production and Characteristics of an Insulated Precast Foundation

    admin
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Nowadays the insulated precast foundation and walls of a modular home can be made at the same time. This practice saves large amounts of time and money, which makes construction more effective and high quality. Moreover when concrete for insulated precast foundation is formed on the factory, rain and high levels of moisture in the air cannot severely affect the construction process as rain does not interfere with the curing process. Therefore since precast concrete comes handy, most modular home builders use it and we must discuss its production and characteristics. Characteristics of an…
  • How Money and Time Influence the Realization of Insulated Precast Foundation

    admin
    13 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Modular Home in Michigan Having an insulated precast foundation can be a very attractive and efficient option for modular homes. Yes, the quality and durability of the panels are important to a retailer, but the key deciding factors for using precast are reduced construction time and competitive costs compared with other exterior building wall systems. There are a number of advantages that make insulated precast foundation an attractive alternative for retailers. In order for precast to be selected, it really needs to meet two needs: reduction in construction time so that stores can open more…
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    Zillow Blog - Real Estate Market Stats, Celebrity Real Estate, and Zillow News

  • We’re All ‘Friends’ Here: Homes of 1990s Stars

    Emily Heffter
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:26 pm
    Even if you and your favorite 90s stars are “on a break,” you might want to pause your Discman and check out their recent real estate transactions. Your entertainment and pop culture favorites found their way through many ups and downs — marriages, divorces, addictions and bankruptcies. Some also found ways to get back in the game, even if that meant going on reality TV. Here are the places they lived after they hung up their flannel shirts for good. Matthew Perry Source: IMDb “Friends” star Matthew Perry listed his Malibu beach house this spring for $12.5…
  • For Sale: Bavarian-Style Homes Primed for Oktoberfest

    Catherine Sherman
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:58 pm
    It’s that time of year when lederhosen- and dirndl-wearing tourists head to Munich for the world’s largest funfair: Oktoberfest. But you don’t have to leave the U.S. to join in the festivities. From Fredericksburg, TX to Leavenworth, WA, towns across the country celebrate Bavarian culture, beer and architecture year-round. In celebration of all things Oktoberfest, here’s a look at Bavarian-style homes for sale in America. Tamworth, NH 26 Margo Ln, Tamworth, NH For sale: $136,200 This cute-as-a-button ski chalet is nestled among pine trees near White Lake State…
  • Jay Z and Beyonce Rented This Holmby Hills Mansion

    Emily Heffter
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Music super-couple Jay Z and Beyonce camped out this summer at this 16,000-square-foot rental, spending about a month in the luxurious spec house before moving on to Paris. Variety first reported their stay in the Holmby Hills home, which has been on the market since April, originally offered for $48 million and now listed for $45 million. Variety reported that the rent was somewhere in the neighborhood of $200,000 for the month. That’s nothing for Jay and Bey, whose On the Run tour packed hundreds of stadiums across the country this summer. The tour was dogged by reports that their…
  • 30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Spike 14 Basis Points, Largest Rate Hike Since November 2013

    Lauren Braun
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:25 am
    Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages rose this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgages at 4.19 percent, up from 4.05 percent at this same time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose steadily last week, peaking at 4.30 percent on Sunday before easing down to the current rate. “Last week, rates hit a five-month high on anticipation that the Fed’s policy statement might suggest an earlier than expected hike in the federal funds rate,” said Erin Lantz, vice president of mortgages at Zillow. “This week, any significant movement in rates will…
  • Former Christopher Plummer Estate for Sale

    Emily Heffter
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:41 am
    A Connecticut waterfront home that once belonged to actor Christopher Plummer is for sale, and you’d almost expect to see the von Trapp children marching around the property in their lederhosen. Plummer has famously been critical of “The Sound of Music,” saying people are “unnaturally sentimental” about the film that made him a star. Still, his former Connecticut home bears some resemblance to Capt. von Trapp’s fictional waterfront residence in Austria, as AOL pointed out in this comparison. Plummer lived here from 1974 until 1981. Today the historic…
 
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    Zurple | Real Estate Agent Success Blog

  • Bad day? Read this...

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Welcome to this week's issue of Agent Insights! Today, Doug Rogers - an agent out of Louisiana - will be sharing tips on how to deal with the inevitable stress that comes along with constant high-stakes work. Take a deep breath... Here's Doug: Perhaps it's the fact that most of us are independent contractors - or maybe because our compensation only comes at the end of a long and winding escrow road. Either way, real estate can be stressful.  When stress comes calling - reduced productivity, burnout and disappointment often follow. Unchecked stress can lead to all kinds of challenges…
  • The Five C’s of Effective Real Estate Marketing

    14 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    There is no secret recipe or magic bullet to real estate success. Building a successful business from the ground up takes drive, ambition and most importantly - time. You need goals and must be motivated to achieve them. Once you’ve established your commitment to these goals, you need to establish an effective marketing plan to help you get there.  Whether you’re new to the industry or whether you’ve been in the field for a few years and are looking to accelerate your results – incorporate the following “5 C’s of Real Estate Marketing” to…
  • Use Sites With Authority to Boost Real Estate SEO

    11 Sep 2014 | 10:01 am
    Our Agent Success Blog features content that outlines how to achieve maximum search engine visibility – everything from guidance on search engine optimization tools to tips on how to use keyword targeting to direct the right type of traffic to your site. Today, we’re going to explain how you can utilize websites with massive web authority to improve your online business visibility.   Identify the Right Sites
  • Working from Home - The Good, Bad & Ugly

    9 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Welcome to this week's Agent Insights guest blog post. Today, Jared Christiansen, a real estate agent who makes up half of the Christiansen Team out of Fort Wayne, Indiana - shares his thoughts on working out of a home office.
  • 7 Easily Avoidable Real Estate Blog Blunders

    6 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    A real estate blog can be a great asset to your business. We recently published a step-by-step formula for writing amazing blog posts – the kind of posts that help your blog act as a traffic driver, SEO tool and lead generator.  Today, we’re going to dig a little deeper and reveal some key blunders you should avoid in order to maximize the effectiveness of your real estate blog.   When you write your next blog post, avoid: 
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    Coffee Real Estate

  • REO-Real Estate Owned properties for sale Sacramento and Placer County

    CoffeeRealEstate
    3 Sep 2014 | 4:44 pm
    REO-Real Estate Owned REO properties can be fixers or ready to move in   REO is a Real Estate Owned property. REO is a property that has reverted to the mortgage lender after a foreclosure auction did not sell. A foreclosing beneficiary will typically set the opening bid at a foreclosure auction for at least the outstanding loan amount. If there are no bidders that are interested, then the beneficiary will legally repossess the property. Most REO homes are sold “as is” so it’s important to do “due diligence.” A home inspection is very important to know what condition the…
  • BPO Sacramento and Placer County Broker Price Opinion

    CoffeeRealEstate
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:08 am
    Broker Price Opinion or BPO A professional opinion of price and so much more   What is a BPO? The estimated market price of a property as determined by a real estate broker or other qualified individual or firm. A broker price opinion is based on the characteristics of the property being considered. One key element of the BPO is that it is designed to be free of influence by parties who have a vested interest in the transaction. How is a BPO done? Some of the factors that a broker will consider when pricing a property include: the value of similar surrounding properties, sales trends in…
  • Home Buyers and Real Estate

    CoffeeRealEstate
    9 Aug 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Home Buyers Bring the Money Home Buyer bring the Money The buyer, seller, lender and the whole economy are all tied together in the real estate world. Financial issues that impact a home buyer’s ability to buy a property are both personal and macro-economic. The home buyer has a maximum price they can pay to purchase a home. This maximum price depends on a few personal financial issues. The amount of cash assets to purchase the home as a full cash offer is one way to measure the limit of a home buyer. The amount of cash is equal to the purchase price. If the home owner needs a real estate…
  • Best time to sell real estate

    CoffeeRealEstate
    4 Aug 2014 | 11:57 am
    Is now the best time to sell my home? Are real estate prices going higher? Can I sell for more then I owe? Preface First, every one situation is unique. The complicated nature of real estate makes the “when to sell” decision a mix of pros and cons that impact the individual situation. The article following is a basic real estate situation analyst of macro-economic and the general impact on housing prices. Take advantage of our free consultation with a Coffee Real Estate professional to evaluate your unique situation. It is completely free of any obligations. There are factors that impact…
  • Problem fast house sales

    CoffeeRealEstate
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:23 pm
    SOLD to cash investor WHY? When a house sells too fast   Home owners could be losing profit unnecessarily   Houses sell fast in a standard market when they are priced low. This could be a good thing if the owner needs to sell fast. But if the owner wants to maximize the proceeds from a property sale, a too fast sale indicates the price was set too low. If a cash investor buyer snaps up the property in hours, that means the investor views the property as having ready-made value to make a profit. That profit is what the home owner could have made if priced differently. One way of…
 
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    Central Ohio Real Estate & Homes for Sale

  • Kilbourne Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Sep 2014

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Keller Williams Greater Columbus Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Kilbourne * Total Listings Previous Months: August July 1 1 0% 0% * All data pertains to single-family homes Kilbourne Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Sep 2014 Kilbourne OH Subdivisions Kilbourne Homes for Sale / Columbus Homes for Sale BREAKING NEWS - PULTE HOMES BUYS OUT DOMINION HOMES - Read More The Buckeye Realty TeamKeller Williams Greater Columbus Realty 1715 Hill Road N Pickerington, OH 43147 Phone: 614-835-7151  Fax: 614-729-9099 Columbus Homes for Sale Taking Care Of All Of Your Real Estate Needs In Central Ohio Including: Pulte Homes | Centex Homes…
  • Hebron Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Sep 2014

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Keller Williams Greater Columbus Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Hebron * Median Listing Price: $265,940 -0.09% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $109.0000 -0.02% Total Listings: 45 0.05% Total Listings Previous Months: August July 43 41 0.05% 0.08% * All data pertains to single-family homes Hebron Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Sep 2014 Hebron OH Subdivisions Buckeye Lake/harbor Hills Harbor Hills Harbor Hills/buckeye Lake Pine Crest Estates Rural - Farm Waters Edge Waters Edge Estates Wooded Hills Hebron Homes for Sale / Columbus Homes for Sale BREAKING NEWS - PULTE HOMES BUYS OUT DOMINION HOMES - Read More The Buckeye Realty…
  • Groveport Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Sep 2014

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Keller Williams Greater Columbus Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Groveport * Median Listing Price: $153,200 0.03% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $83.0000 0.02% Total Listings: 44 0.26% Total Listings Previous Months: August July 35 36 -0.03% 0% * All data pertains to single-family homes Groveport Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Sep 2014 Groveport OH Subdivisions Bixby Grove Bixford Green Phase 1 Century Acres Congress Lands Daniel Kessler's Subdivision East Bixby Ridge Elmont Place Fairchild Estates Grove Pointe Groveport Groveport Village Harreit Harriet Hickory Grove Leisha Manor Mathews/congress Lands Newport Village Reserve At…
  • Grove City Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Sep 2014

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Keller Williams Greater Columbus Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    14 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Grove City * Median Listing Price: $198,350 0.02% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $94.0000 0% Total Listings: 267 -0.06% Total Listings Previous Months: August July 285 269 0.06% 0.11% * All data pertains to single-family homes Grove City Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Sep 2014 Grove City OH Subdivisions Agostina Alkire Lakes Alkire Place Alkire Run Alkire Village Alkire Woods Autumn Grove Barfield Heights Barfield Hts Beulah Big Run Bluffs Big Run Ridge Briarwood Briarwood Hills Briarwood Hills #4 Brook Park Brookgrove Claybrooke Crossing Concord Lakes Cottages At…
  • Granville Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Sep 2014

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Keller Williams Greater Columbus Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    13 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Granville * Median Listing Price: $514,270 0.05% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $134.0000 0% Total Listings: 121 -0.05% Total Listings Previous Months: August July 127 116 0.09% 0.22% * All data pertains to single-family homes Granville Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Sep 2014 Granville OH Subdivisions Brittany Woods Bryn Du Woods Bryn Du Woods Ph 3 College Street Condos Donald Ross Village Condominium Ellington Erinwood Evergreen Hills Fairmount Fern Hill Granview Crossing Granview Woods Hampden Ridge Hickory Hills Highlands At Erinwood Hilengreen Lexington Woods…
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    Real Estate

  • Top Real Estate Websites and Blogs

    goussey
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:38 am
    Industry publications help any professional stay on top of what is happening in their field, so its important to me that I’m not only getting frequent industry news, but that my sources are diverse and represent more than just what is happening in my city.  I like to see my surroundings in a global context, and I hope this list helps you find the knowledge you need to pursue your real estate goals: The Atlantic’s City Lab- Housing This is probably one of my favorite new finds for housing, property, policy, community and infrastructure news. Their point of view is interesting and…
  • The Business of Summer

    goussey
    9 Aug 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Seasonal Properties Most seasonal businesses know you have to be resilient and aggressive for your part-time business, which is why its no surprise that many of the beach properties along the shore are impeccably kept and maintained.   This particular area of the beach included a number of multi-family rental buildings, private  homes and large front yards used for beach parking. And on this less crowded strip, beach side parking revenue is easily $1,000/day. This week, I’d like to learn how the multi-family rental buildings on the beach operate. Can you do a month-to-month summer…
  • The Cary Building

    goussey
    20 Jul 2014 | 1:08 pm
    The single best quality of TriBeCa and much of lower manhattan are the cast iron buildings of the late 1800’s and 1900’s. I came across the Cary building on 105 Chambers street and stopped in my tracks when I saw the beautiful pre-war details on this corner property. There are several Dept of Buildings permits posted on the door but the interior seems gutted. TriBeCa is exploding with the most luxurious residential gut renovations there are, and I thought this might be the perfect site analysis. What I found was that this building was sold as part of a portfolio to Jeffrey Lam of…
  • Sake Bomb, Woodbridge

    goussey
    19 Jul 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Italian headscarf and Chinese Buffet. Sake Bomb Restaurant. If you’ve ever driven through Route 1, Route 9 or Route 35 in Jersey, you’ve probably seen the retail strips lined along the road. Home improvement stores, lots of fast food, liquor stores, department stores, local retail chains, diners and the occasional Chinese buffet. I was invited to this location–and since still feeling inspired from my trip to Dubai, I created a makeshift turban from my Versace scarf and headed over. It makes sense why most of these buffets are along retail strips on the highway; hundreds of…
  • Living Legends at Dubailand

    goussey
    12 Jul 2014 | 9:52 am
    Living Legends at Dubailand Model Living Legends Condo Building Rendering This is the mini-model of the Living Legends development. Currently on the market are the 12 buildings you see towards to top of the model, each with studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments at various stages of development. Buildings 5, 9, 10, 11 and 12 are scheduled for completion in early 2015, while the others are in the pipeline for the following year in 2016. There are three main reasons I would invest in this development: 1. Dubai is a tax-free Emirate. No property tax (which can be significant portion of your…
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    Ottawa Real Estate Blog

  • August Market Update

    10 Sep 2014 | 7:13 am
    In the Ottawa Real Estate Boards latest news release, they are reporting that although sales for August of 2014 were down 1.1 from the previous year, they were still higher than the 5 year average and the average sale price increased for both residential homes and condos. The average sale price for Ottawa condos in August was $263,996 which is a 2.3 increase from August of 2013. For residential properties as a whole, the average sale price came in at $381,628, which is an increase of 1.9 from last year. Typically one can take these average sale prices with a grain of salt however, as the…
  • Whats Hot in Orleans

    30 Aug 2014 | 6:04 am
    Our last blog update featured a few homes for sale in Kanata, which by population is one of Ottawas largest neighbourhoods. We thought today that wed take a look at a few of our favorite current real estate listings in Orleans which is even bigger by population and is still growing rapidly. The average price of homes and condos in Orleans is actually quite similar to Kanata, making it an option for almost any home buyer. Lets take a look at a few of our favorite properties (that likely wont be on the market long) in various price ranges: 129 Copperwood St. - Quarry Ridge This home is…
  • Hot Properties in Kanata

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:13 am
    Its a buyers market right now in Kanata, as youll find more properties for sale here than any other Ottawa neighbourhood. The current average price of homes for sale in Kanata is right around the $390,000 range and if you browse through the listings you will see there is literally something for every home buyers budget. Here is a quick look at some nice looking homes for sale in various price ranges: 62 Marsh Sparrow Pr - The Marshes Village This executive home is located in on of the premier Kanata neighbourhoods in The Marshes Village and has amazing views of Marshes Golf Course. In…
  • How To Search For Ottawa Rental Properties

    24 Aug 2014 | 5:21 pm
    We just made a couple of large updates to our site that will allow you to easily browse MLS listings for rentals in Ottawa. We launched a few new pages for different types of rentals allowing you to see current Ottawa apartments for rent, houses for rent, townhouses for rent and commercial property rentals. In addition to these pages, we wanted to give you a quick tutorial on how to further customize your search if you are looking for rental property in Ottawa. Its actually quite easy. Youll want to visit our advanced search page where you will be able to enter your search criteria on the…
  • Using Our Polygon Search Tool To Find Ottawa Real Estate

    16 Aug 2014 | 4:15 pm
    If youre searching for an Ottawa home or condo, then making use of our polygon search tool will allow you to easily customize your Ottawa real estate search within the boundaries you define on our interactive map search. This is our favorite way to search as it allows you to see every home that is within the specific area that you want to live. In addition to setting your boundaries, you can also customize your search with the rest of the options available including property sub type, price range and more. To make things even better, after you create your search you can save it so that you…
 
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    Housing Blog

  • We support the fight for Net Neutrality

    admin
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:40 am
    What’s Happening? On September 10th, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) votes on a proposal that would give cable and phone providers the right to create “fast lanes” and “slow lanes” for broadband, charging a fee for those who choose the former and putting those who choose the latter at a disadvantage. Individuals and businesses across the United States and across the world are protesting this threat to Net Neutrality. What is Net Neutrality? Net Neutrality is a principle stating that all data on the Internet should be regarded equally and that…
  • House of Gods

    admin
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:35 am
    Mythology is the study of myths: stories that are peopled by great men and women; by forces of good and evil; by animals, trees, wind and the sea; and by giants, gods and other supernatural beings. These stories reveal how each culture perceives the universe. The Gods of all cultures have different features, different attributes, different stories — and different homes. When we seek Gods, we often do so in their Houses, which are the centre of their mythology across cultures. Rumi says, “What you seek is seeking you.” and so we bring to you Gods and their abodes. Lord Ganesha This…
  • Taking a leap forward – iOS app redesigned!

    admin
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:52 am
    At Housing, developing great products have always been our soul. Today, we’re excited to announce the redesigned Housing App for iPhone and iPad. The new version features a simplified and streamlined interface, improved navigation and a gesture based approach in design that enhances experience for all our customers. More specifically, the revamped app includes: • Completely refined look and feel. • An entirely new way to browse properties on map. • Use of card based pattern to showcase detailed information of property. Map View In the previous version of our app, users had to tap on…
  • Housing init.

    Vikash Agrawal
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:19 am
    Housing TECH extends its services beyond the web and is ranked one of the most popular sites in India and over the Internet. Still somehow we always wanted to start our blogging section and share our insights with everyone, but were caught up with something or the other, always. Now we feel extremely happy to welcome you all over this journey. Before we begin, we would like to express our gratitude to all our happy users who keep us motivated and make us feel special through different channels, be it Quora, Youtube, press or Forbes. One of the thousands of tweets that has always been…
  • Bring Your Child Home: Child Friendliness Index

    admin
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:35 am
    If the world were Childville, ice cream for breakfast would make sense, but milk would be banned. Summer vacations would stretch well into the winter. And there would be no schools, of course. You see, children never really know what they want. But their parents do. It’s not just about what a child wants, but about what a child needs. For his education, for his health, for his joy. For a better life. And that’s why, Child Friendliness Index. Every mother wants to give her child the home that he deserves. But she doesn’t always know where to look for one. So Housing’s Data Science Lab…
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    Home Creations

  • Tulsa Outdoor Fitness Options for the Adventurous Family

    Brent Pittman
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    We give Oklahoma City a lot of love, sure – but as any self-respecting Okie (and any research-loving visitor, for that matter) knows, Tulsa is another part of our state that’s grown its own unique culture and community. Tulsa is extremely family-friendly, with plenty of new and historic neighborhoods, community-centric clubs, great school districts, and read more...The post Tulsa Outdoor Fitness Options for the Adventurous Family appeared first on Home Creations.
  • OKC Outdoor Fitness Options and Activities

    Brent Pittman
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am
    While there are plenty of great gyms in OKC to choose from for our sweat sessions, there’s nothing quite like an outdoor workout. Here are some of our favorite venues and activities around the OKC Metro. Hiking and mountain biking trails Whether you’re embarking on a day-long expedition or just want to work up an read more...The post OKC Outdoor Fitness Options and Activities appeared first on Home Creations.
  • Home Buyer Seminar Now in Spanish

    Brent Pittman
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    Home Creations, Oklahoma’s largest new home builder, has always encouraged future home buyers to make educated decisions when investing in a new home. In an effort to promote home ownership, we regularly offers free Home Buyer Seminars. For this reason, our first Home Buyer Seminar in Spanish will take place on Thursday, October 16th from 6:30 p.m. read more...The post Home Buyer Seminar Now in Spanish appeared first on Home Creations.
  • 7 Ways to Shop Local in OKC

    Brent Pittman
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    As you already know, Oklahoma City is growing rapidly. And while our city is gaining new restaurants, amazing shopping venues, and talented sports teams, it hasn’t forgotten the value of supporting the local economy first and foremost. From loyalty cards to unofficial perks, here are some of our favorite ways to buy local in the read more...The post 7 Ways to Shop Local in OKC appeared first on Home Creations.
  • Back to School: Finding the right school for your child in Oklahoma

    Michaela Wheatley
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:47 am
    Many Oklahomans searching for a new home or people relocating to the OKC metro area are considering the quality of the school district just as much as the floor plan of the home. Parents of school-age children often pay attention to school performance ratings and are likely to pay more to be near public schools read more...The post Back to School: Finding the right school for your child in Oklahoma appeared first on Home Creations.
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    Arizona Real Estate Today

  • Home Improvement - Popcorn Ceiling Removal

    William Morris
    13 Sep 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Popcorn Ceilings Do you hate the way popcorn ceilings like this look?  Many home buyers do.  Here is how you can remove them.Popcorn ceilings are one of the biggest things that shows that a home is outdated.  Also, most homeowners absolutely hate popcorn ceilings.  Many people think that it is too much time, effort, or money to remove them.  Removing the popcorn textured ceilings can make a room look much better, and could potentially help your home's resale value.Things To Know About Popcorn Ceiling RemovalBefore you start removing this texture from your ceiling…
  • Monsoon, Storm, and Safety Information

    William Morris
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Arizona Monsoon, Storm, and Safety InformationIn light of the bad weather that we received last night and this morning, here are some links you might find useful.  This weather appears to continue on.  Please take the necessary precautions and stay safe.  If you have other links that are not on here please post them in the comment section below and I will update this post.For all of Maricopa County, a great resource with phone numbers for every City and maps of roads, etc is at http://www.fcd.maricopa.gov/PIO/downloads/CAST.pdfCity of Phoenix road closures and emergency…
  • Arizona Homes - Buy vs. Rent

    William Morris
    4 Sep 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Should I buy or rent a home in Arizona?Buying a home can be a difficult decision. &