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  • 3 Social Media Freebies for Real Estate Pros

    Zurple | Real Estate Agent Success Blog
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Tis' the season... well almost. But I wanted to get started early with a little gift for you - 3 social media freebies!  Check it out:
  • Are You Keeping up with the Property Management Industry? Take Our Quiz to Find Out

    PropertyShark Real Estate Blog
    Amalia Otet
    4 Nov 2014 | 4:40 am
    Gone are the days when property owners only turned to the classified ads section in the local newspaper to market their properties. Now most of the activity happens online, from attracting leads to securing good tenants and handling maintenance requests, which eventually translates into increased productivity. To stay on top of the game, property managers need to play their cards right. They have to know their market well, take advantage of today’s technologies to streamline the leasing process, and implement clever marketing strategies to support their businesses. Chances are you’re…
  • How Homebuyers Search for Their Homes – 4 Important Trends

    Chicago Agent Magazine
    Peter Thomas Ricci
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:17 am
    How Homebuyers Search for Their Homes – 4 Important Trends was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. The manner in which prospective homebuyers search for residences suggests very interesting things about... How Homebuyers Search for Their Homes – 4 Important Trends 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.
  • Forget Florida. The best cities for retirees

    Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.com
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:37 am
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  • Should You Invest in Real Estate With Your IRA?

    Real Estate Investing Blog
    Joshua Geary
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:27 pm
    The financial markets have been quite finicky and lackluster over the past several years, with many stocks barely managing to break even after weathering the last financial crisis in 2008.  Pension plans have traditionally invested in stocks and bonds with a moderate to low risk appetite, but if you have been keeping track, you have seen that the returns have been and continue to be dismal. Read the rest of Should You Invest in Real Estate With Your IRA? » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2014 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate…
 
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  • Could I-35W get a cover-up near downtown?

    Mark Reilly
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:45 am
    The stretch of I-35W that runs through the middle of Minneapolis may one day run under it. Planners are seeking support to put a lid over the highway near downtown, restoring green space and a link between Downtown East and Cedar-Riverside, the Star Tribune reports. Any action is a long way off, as there's no timeline or cost estimate yet. The the project — promoted by the University of Minnesota's Metropolitan Design Center — has captured some interest, though, with the like of Charles Zelle,…
  • Five things you need to know today, and I just did something I vowed never to do again

    Rob Daumeyer
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:35 am
    Good morning, Cincinnati! Here are the five most important things you need to know to help start your busy business day: Carew Tower has new owner Greg Power, a Cincinnati real estate broker and investor, purchased Belevedere Corp., and with it Belevedere's Carew Tower, Tom Demeropolis reports. Power's first act as new owner? To raise a flag on the 40-foot-tall flagpole at the top of the iconic tower. Money quote from Power: "The Carew Tower Complex is one of the most unique and special properties…
  • Dallas among KeyBanc's plans after Houston launch of banking group

    Suzanne Edwards
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:26 am
    After KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., the corporate and investment banking arm of Cleveland-based KeyCorp.(NYSE: KEY), launched its Houston corporate banking group Nov. 20, Jeff Geuther, the group's new managing partner, discussed the group's strategy and growth targets for 2015, plans that include growth in Dallas, among other markets. The new group will oversee business in the Southwest region of the U.S. Why did KeyBanc decide to bring this corporate banking group to Houston now? It's part of…
  • Dayton all smiles on list of Top 10 nicest cities for renters

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:14 am
    It's all smiles for Dayton when it comes to the newest list of Top 10 nicest cities for renters. Dayton was No. 1 on the list, with two other Ohio markets also in the Top 10: Akron at No. 8 and Cleveland at No. 10. That's according to a ranking by Rent.com. "Dayton is a community rich in both talent and history, emerging today as a global technology hub," according to the report. "This Midwestern city tops our nice list because of its offering of high-quality services, neighborhoods and businesses…
  • Houston Realtors adapt to changing demographics, influx of international buyers

    Paul Takahashi
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Houston's booming economy is attracting an influx of international buyers to town, and they're enlisting the help of local Realtors to find their new home. These new immigrants are changing the Houston real estate market, forcing Realtors to adapt their business models to stay competitive. More than a hundred agents gathered at a Houston Association of Realtors workshop on Nov. 21 to talk about different ways they can appeal to and serve multicultural buyers. Houston's demographics have changed…
 
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    Paper Economy

  • New Residential Construction Report: October 2014

    SoldAtTheTop
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:33 am
    Today’s New Residential Construction Report showed mixed results with total permit activity improving while total start activity declined since September.Single family housing permits, the most leading of indicators, increased 1.4% from September to 640K single family units (SAAR), and increased 2.4% above the level seen in October 2013 but still remained well below levels seen at the peak in September 2005.
  • Reading Rates: MBA Application Survey – November 19 2014

    SoldAtTheTop
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:25 am
    The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) publishes the results of a weekly applications survey that covers roughly 50 percent of all residential mortgage originations and tracks the average interest rate for 30 year and 15 year fixed rate mortgages as well as the volume of both purchase and refinance applications. The purchase application index has been highlighted as a particularly important data series as it very broadly captures the demand side of residential real estate for both new and existing home purchases. The latest data is showing that the average rate for a 30 year fixed rate…
  • Employment Situation: Nonfarm Payrolls and Civilian Unemployment October 2014

    SoldAtTheTop
    7 Nov 2014 | 6:58 am
    Today's Employment Situation Report indicated that in October, net non-farm payrolls increased by 214,000 jobs overall with the private non-farm payrolls sub-component adding 209,000 jobs while the civilian unemployment rate declined declined to 5.8% over the same period.Net private sector jobs increased 0.18% since last month climbing 2.24% above the level seen a year ago and climbing 1.82% above the peak level of employment seen in December 2007 prior to the Great Recession.
  • Employment Situation: Total Unemployment October 2014

    SoldAtTheTop
    7 Nov 2014 | 6:55 am
    Today's Employment Situation report showed that in October “total unemployment” including all marginally attached workers declined to 11.5% while the traditionally reported unemployment rate also improved falling to 5.8%.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…
  • Employment Situation: Unemployment Duration October 2014

    SoldAtTheTop
    7 Nov 2014 | 6:52 am
    Today's employment situation report showed that conditions for the long term unemployed were mixed in October while still remaining distressed by historic standards.Workers unemployed 27 weeks or more declined to 2.916 million or 32.0% of all unemployed workers while the median term of unemployment increased to 13.7 weeks and the average stay on unemployment increased to 32.7 weeks.
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    Residential Real Estate News

  • Grand jury to reconvene today, release of evidence not guaranteed

    Kelly Moffitt
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:54 am
    The grand jury deciding whether to indict Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown did not release a decision over the weekend, as had been widely anticipated, and is set to reconvene today to continue deliberations. Over the weekend, however, a St. Louis County circuit court judge released a statement saying that the court had not yet agreed to release records from the grand jury proceedings, the New York Times reported. This means there is no guarantee that the public…
  • Morning Roundup: Low gas prices may boost holiday spending, BWC evades questions on quotas, Ohio's most-educated community

    Doug Buchanan
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:35 am
    In today's roundup: Macy's expecting consumers to be in a spending mood this holidays, BWC officials really don't want to talk about investigatory quotas, Buffalo Wings & Rings ditches the man cave, J&J invests in acne mask maker, Nationwide Children's Hospital finds Viagra and caffeine can be good for preemies, and Ohio's most-educated community. Macy's Inc. is expecting a very merry Christmas thanks to lower prices at the pump. Bloomberg reports Macy's (NYSE: M) CEO Terry Lundgren was bullish…
  • Icon Las Olas to be built after 15 years of legal troubles

    Shaun Bevan
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:29 am
    The 45-story Icon Las Olas is finally moving forward after 15 years of legal challenges. The Related Group said it will start construction in December or January on the 272-unit complex at 500 E. Las Olas Blvd., which is the site of the former Hyde Park Market. The tower should be ready by late 2016 or early 2017, according to the Sun Sentinel. The project was originally planned to be a condominium, but for now Related plans to build high-end rental apartments, and will let the market dictate whether…
  • Dayton all smiles on list of Top 10 nicest cities for renters

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:14 am
    It's all smiles for Dayton when it comes to the newest list of Top 10 nicest cities for renters. Dayton was No. 1 on the list, with two other Ohio markets also in the Top 10: Akron at No. 8 and Cleveland at No. 10. That's according to a ranking by Rent.com. "Dayton is a community rich in both talent and history, emerging today as a global technology hub," according to the report. "This Midwestern city tops our nice list because of its offering of high-quality services, neighborhoods and businesses…
  • Houston Realtors adapt to changing demographics, influx of international buyers

    Paul Takahashi
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Houston's booming economy is attracting an influx of international buyers to town, and they're enlisting the help of local Realtors to find their new home. These new immigrants are changing the Houston real estate market, forcing Realtors to adapt their business models to stay competitive. More than a hundred agents gathered at a Houston Association of Realtors workshop on Nov. 21 to talk about different ways they can appeal to and serve multicultural buyers. Houston's demographics have changed…
 
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  • Two U.S. soldiers killed in bomb attack in Afghan capital: sources

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:33 am
    KABUL (Reuters) - Two U.S. soldiers were killed when their vehicle was hit by a bomb in the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday, officials and sources said. "It was a magnetic bomb," said Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi. "It was either attached to the vehicle belonging to the foreigners or it was planted and detonated remotely." The Taliban insurgents, ousted from power by a U.S.-led coalition in 2001, could not immediately be reached for comment. ...
  • Probe begins in fatal shooting of boy by officer

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:21 am
    CLEVELAND (AP) — A 12-year-old boy was fatally shot by police in Cleveland after brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun, triggering an investigation into his death and a legislator's call for such weapons to be brightly colored or bear special markings.
  • Grand jury expected to resume Ferguson police shooting deliberations

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:05 am
    By Daniel Wallis and Ellen Wulfhorst FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - A St. Louis-area grand jury was expected on Monday to resume deliberations over whether to bring charges against a white policeman who shot and killed a black teenager in a case that has triggered months of demonstrations and set the city on edge. With no one knowing how long that process might yet run, residents are anxious and shop fronts are boarded up in fear of unrest, while students in one school district began an extended early Thanksgiving break. The Aug. ...
  • Uncertainty fuels speculation in Ferguson

    23 Nov 2014 | 11:25 pm
    The weekend passes without a grand jury decision in the police killing of Michael Brown.
  • Buffalo residents ready for possible evacuations

    23 Nov 2014 | 11:14 pm
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Families rushed to pack up their valuables and schools closed in advance — not of snow but possible flooding.
 
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    Commercial Property Executive

  • Hillwood Investment Makes Official 4M-Plus SF Industrial Park

    Liviu Oltean
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:52 pm
    By Liviu Oltean, Associate Editor Hillwood Investment Properties plans to develop a Class A business park in Olive Branch, Miss. The project, dubbed Legacy Park, has the potential to bring between 850 and 3,000 new jobs to the Memphis metropolitan area. Upon build out, the industrial park will feature more than four million square feet of space. The company stated that it will begin work on the site in December. In the first phase of the project, Hillwood hopes to develop two facilities: A 294,000-sq.-ft. front-park, rear-load building that will feature an ESFR sprinkler system, efficient T-5…
  • MC Cos. Buys 256-Unit M-F Complex in South Tulsa; Plans $2M Upgrade

    Ioana
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:49 pm
    By Ioana Neamt, Associate Editor The Place at 101 Sheridan MC Cos. has acquired The Galleria, a 256-unit, value-add apartment community located in South Tulsa. The community will be rebranded The Place at 101 Sheridan, as the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based investment and management company plans to invest almost $2 million in repositioning the property. Located at 101st and Sheridan, the 200,398-square-foot Class B property offers four floor plans and one- and two-bedroom units. Amenities include three elevators, laundry facilities, a business center, a fitness center, basketball courts, clubhouse,…
  • Westwood Leases 47K SF Space to Publix at Steele Creek Crossing; Northlake Mall Sold in $1.4B Portfolio

    elizat
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:44 pm
    By Eliza Theiss, Associate Editor Steele Creek Crossing Westwood Financial Corp. (WFC) recently announced the opening of a Publix grocery store at Steele Creek Crossing, a 77,301-sq.-ft. retail center fully owned by WFC. Publix Super Markets has now brought the 12810 South Tryon Street retail center to full occupancy. Other tenants include Rite Aid, Little Ceasers, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, H&R Block and Nationwide Insurance. The new 47,000-square-foot Publix location is one of the seven Bi-Lo stores Publix has taken over in Metro Charlotte. It is also the second former Bi-Lo store…
  • Capital Investment Breaks Ground on $80M Project in Newport

    Adrian
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:28 pm
    By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor Aqua on the Levee Cincinnati-based Capital Investment Group Inc. broke ground Nov. 20 on the $80 million expansion of Newport on the Levee. Called Aqua on the Levee, it will bring apartments, retail, parking spaces and Greater Cincinnati’s first Aloft hotel to the development in Newport, Ky. The project will be developed on a three-acre surface parking lot, located just east of Newport on the Levee. Plans call for the construction of 238 luxury one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, 8,300 square feet of retail space, and a parking garage with 800 spaces.
  • Hampshire Properties Buys The Seasons At Bel Air Apartments For $80M

    Adrian
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:33 pm
    By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor Seasons At Bel Air Another Greater Baltimore area apartment community has recently changed hands. CBRE Capital Markets announced last week that Hampshire Properties paid $80 million to buy the Seasons at Bel Air garden community. The property is located at 955 Sablewood Road, in Bel Air. It was constructed in three phases, between 1975 and 1985. Seasons at Bel Air features 732 one- and two-bedroom apartments, ranging in size from 683 square feet to 1,123 square feet. According to the website, units in the community rent between $871 and $1,156 per month.
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  • It’s beginning to look a lot like… home-buying bargain season…?

    Greg Swann
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:12 am
    The holidays mean different things to different people, but they mean something special to well-prepared home-buyers: When holly is in the air, it’s a great time to pick off bargains from motivated sellers. It’s easy to understand why: All the other buyers are tied up with their holiday preprations. Inventories have been rising for more than a year, and some sellers need to make a deal NOW. Who? • Folks who want to account for their proceeds on this year’s taxes, not next year’s. • New home builders who want their spec homes closed out on this year’s books. • People who are…
  • Will this infinite back yard always be this beautiful?

    Greg Swann
    12 Nov 2014 | 7:34 am
    No. In a few months, when the wildflowers bloom, it will be even more breathtaking… Live where it snows? Had enough? Isn’t it time to get your Winter back?
  • If you bought a house in Metropolitan Phoenix within the past few years, you may be able to sell it at a profit.

    Greg Swann
    17 Oct 2013 | 4:24 pm
    Hard to believe, isn’t it? You can actually sell a home in Greater Phoenix and make money on the deal. How can this be so? The long answer is long and boring, but the short answer yields a comprehensive truth in only two words: Market volatility. We were a slow leak on the way down, until all of a sudden we were a fast leak. And then, just as suddenly, the market surged upward, gaining back a lot of lost price-pressure very quickly. The result? If you bought a house in Phoenix or its suburbs within the past two or three years, it could be possible for you to sell that home and actually…
  • Got equity? To sell your Metropolitan Phoenix home, marketing matters.

    Greg Swann
    8 Sep 2013 | 3:15 pm
    With the recent surge in home prices, for the first time in years it matters how you market your home for sale in Greater Phoenix. Lender-owned homes are sold like a grab-bag of garbage, take it or leave it. And while short-sellers might want to do a better job of marketing, typically they just don’t have the cash needed to do the job properly. But now many homeowners in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and the suburbs of Metropolitan Phoenix have equity in their homes. They have a chance to make some money when they put their homes up for sale. And that little fact makes all the…
  • Don’t you love reading all that good news about the the Phoenix real estate market’s recovery? Guess what? You’re being lied to — as always.

    Greg Swann
    21 Mar 2012 | 8:12 am
    This is what’s really happening: FannieMae and FreddieMac are holding foreclosed houses off the market, in anticipation of “selling” them to campaign donors. Meanwhile, the town is being picked clean, with prices being bid up by buyers convinced that houses are going out of style — a story we’ve heard before, yes? As an example, my BargainBot search, which is shared with hundreds of investors all over the world, is at less than 5% of it’s peak. A search I use to select premium rental homes produces one listing this morning, where it stood at 45 homes in…
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    Inman News

  • 7 ways to maximize your happiness this Thanksgiving

    Bernice Ross
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:31 am
    With the 24-hour news cycle constantly blasting bad news about school shootings, depressed economies and the spread of Ebola, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the negativity. Rather than succumbing to the negativity, shift your focus to gratitude this Thanksgiving -- it is the true secret of happiness ...
  • Homes take longer to sell when the listing agent is spread too thin

    Andrea V. Brambila
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:15 am
    New business is usually a welcome event for a real estate agent, but how busy is too busy for an agent? Turns out agents with 15 or more listings may take as much as 26 percent longer to sell a ...
  • Do you dial, text or swipe? Dottie Herman

    Inman
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:31 am
    Reality TV shows make it look easy, but real estate is a very competitive business. Dottie Herman of Douglas Elliman talks about what it takes to succeed in the business today ...
  • Hacker profile: Meghan Kilgore

    Paul Hagey
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:55 am
    As lead data analyst at Redfin, Meghan Kilgore uses data to understand what improvements will drive increased customer satisfaction, and partners with the brokerage's agents and engineers to implement those improvements. ...
  • Portal Watch (and more): Awakening the giant

    Inman
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Quote of the week (Well ... actually, quote of the decade): “Storm clouds are coming.” -- Gary Keller, co-founder of Keller Williams. When? 2005, when he predicted the Great Recession and poised his feisty firm to truly compete with the big guys ...
 
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  • What We’re Reading: Nov. 15-21

    Dave
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    Facebook throttles organic reach, the truth of the midlife crisis, and frozen turkeys Facebook announced last week that it was throttling down on overly promotional posts that aren’t ads, so-called ‘organic’ content. Post that look like you’re trying to sell something, looking for likes via bait posts, or post just resemble an advertisement? Don’t expect it reach any of your fans. The Atlantic has an interesting article on the real drop in contentment seen across cultures by those in their 40s, AKA the Midlife Crisis. Contentment turns out be U-shaped, dropping…
  • What We’re Reading: Nov. 8-14

    Dave
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:03 am
    Top housing markets, net neutrality, the well-written email, and Sesame Street turns 45 Coldwell Baker Real Estate released its annual home listing report that compares the cost of a 4-bed, 2-bath home in various housing markets. At the top for the second year in a row was Los Altos, California in Silicon Valley. Actually 9 of the top 10 markets were located in California, with only Wellesley, MA squeaking in at #10. Gentrification is happening everywhere, but no more personally than in Chicago’s SRO (single room occupancy) properties along the lake. These pre-war high-rises have…
  • What We’re Reading: Nov 1-7

    Dave
    7 Nov 2014 | 7:39 am
    Mother-in-law suites, free Microsoft Office, and slow internet speeds The Wall Street Journal reports that mother-in-law suites remain popular. A licensed attorney is a key ingredient to estate planning. However, even a licensed professional may not consider your digital footprint. Yahoo! Tech writer Dan Tynan offers some excellent guidance on incorporating your digital footprint into your estate planning. Microsoft Office, long the standard-bearer of premium software, is now free on mobile devices, the company announced Thursday. Office users will now be able to create and edit documents…
  • Business Letters Guides from our eBook Collection

    Dave
    6 Nov 2014 | 9:07 am
    We’ve recently beefed up our eBook collection on business letters. If you’re looking for some ideas to help you craft the perfect prospecting letter, expired listings notice, or other client communications, be sure to check out some of these titles! If you haven’t checked out an eBook before, the first thing you need to do is to download the free eBooks software to your computer so you can read the ebooks. The free software is accessible here (Adobe Digital Editions will allow you to read eBooks in PDF and EPUB formats). We also have eBooks in Kindle format as well as READ,…
  • The Great Realty Meet of 1914

    rcarlson
    4 Nov 2014 | 10:42 am
    The 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo takes place later this week in the great city of New Orleans.  As REALTORS® across the country pack their bags and prepare to attend the four-day event, we took a look in the NAR Archives’ files to see what issues and events caught the attention of REALTORS® attending the annual conference one hundred years ago. In July 1914, REALTORS® converged on bustling Pittsburgh, PA, for their seventh annual convention, “The Great Realty Meet of 1914.”  Trains were the preferred mode of transportation back then, and many local real estate boards,…
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    GeekEstate Blog

  • Sunday Morning Inspiration: Interview with AJ Leon

    Drew Meyers
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:03 am
    I listened to the JoinUpDots interview with AJ Leon (Misfits) this morning: http://www.joinupdots.com/2014/11/21/207-aj-leon/ AJ has a well read blog, Pursuit of Everything, that I’ve been following for awhile (no surprise given he’s a slow moving world nomad as I am). His story is absolutely worth hearing. So, go listen… PS: The Misfits website is gorgeous. The post Sunday Morning Inspiration: Interview with AJ Leon appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.
  • The Power of Storytelling: Bureo Skateboards

    Drew Meyers
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:51 pm
    There are a lot of amazing companies that have gone through Start-Up Chile (some of which are real estate related). My favorite one? Bureo Skateboards Why? It’s certainly not because I’m the target demographic. I’ve never skateboarded in my life, and pretty sure I would kill myself if I tried. It’s because Bureo has an amazing story: Bureo designs and manufactures a unique line of sustainable skateboards. Bureo’s innovative boards are manufactured in Chile through the team’s initiative, ‘Net Positiva’, Chile’s first ever fishnet collection & recycling…
  • The Latest Real Estate CRM Platform, Trulia One

    Michael Price
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:28 am
    According to Gartner Research, worldwide sales of client relationship management (CRM) software grew by 13.4% in 2013 to over $20 billion in sales. 41% of the sales came from software as a service (SaaS) providers. Communications, media and IT services are the top 3 verticals. Real estate has always been an attractive category for CRM software developers, in fact, it seems like there is a new entrant into the space on a fairly regular basis, so much so, we’re going to do a regular feature of CRM’s in an effort to help our readers nail down the platform that works best for them. To start…
  • Enallage, Alliteration, Diacope, Chiasmus

    Drew Meyers
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:23 am
    Brand names are hard. As are great slogans. Guessing not many of you have heard the term “enallage” (I hadn’t). What does it mean? A slight deliberate grammatical mistake that makes a sentence stand out — and it makes a ton of sense when it comes to company slogans, something every founder and business owner should be thinking about. Along with alliteration, diacope, and chiasmus, it’s one of the tricks to memorable slogans. Go read the whole article at New York Times. via Alliteration, diacope, chiasmus. killer article. Mkters & startups must read:…
  • Tipping Tuesday…with BitCoin

    Drew Meyers
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:28 am
    I’ll follow Fred’s lead: Tipping Tuesday. I added a tip button from Coinbase to all posts here on Geek Estate, if you feel inclined to help keep the lights on. I included a Paypal donate button on this post earlier this year, and got one or two donations from it. We’ll see if a tip with bitcoin gets any better response. For those who want to add a tip button to your own site, you can do that here: https://www.coinbase.com/tip The post Tipping Tuesday…with BitCoin appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.
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    Mortgage News Daily

  • MBS Week Ahead: Action-Packed and Holiday-Shortened: Sometimes That's Enough

    Matthew Graham
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:33 am
    Posted To: MBS CommentaryPast examples of Thanksgiving weeks vary when it comes to market behavior. There's no major bias toward gains or losses and the volatility doesn't tend to inform the following week's trading. If anything, Thanksgiving weeks have been slightly more likely than not to result in a quick dip or spike that is subsequently unwound in the following week. All that to say that chances are higher that we'll see some sort of break, but history suggests it might not be too meaningful. Wednesday handily outclasses Tuesday in terms of volatility potential, but…
  • MBS RECAP: Calm, Resilient Day Maintains Calm, Resilient Week (and month)

    Matthew Graham
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Posted To: MBS CommentaryIn the shadow of October 15th--by some measures, the most volatile day in the history of Treasury trading--everything that's followed has been exceedingly tame by comparison. The correction leading back toward slightly higher rates was mechanical and non-threatening . And now November is slipping away with mortgage rates having held 4.0% the entire time and 10yr yields staying in the 2.3's. Today's session never had much of a chance to break the bigger-picture mold. To end the week on anything other than a sideways note, we would have needed to see such a…
  • Technically at November Lows, but That Doesn't Mean Much These Days

    Matthew Graham
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Posted To: Mortgage Rate WatchMortgage rates improved again today , carving out another November low, albeit by only a small margin. For some lenders, rates are officially at "one month lows" with October 21st being the last day that similar rates were available. Actually, the rate has been available, but it's the COST required to obtain that rate that's fallen back to 10/21 levels. 4% remains the most prevalently-quoted conforming 30yr fixed rate for top tier borrowers. It's far less prevalent, but 3.875% is being quoted in some cases. History doesn't offer many examples of the phrase…
  • Natural Disasters are now Measurable Default Risks

    Jann Swanson
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:38 am
    Posted To: MND NewsWireGrowing numbers of severe weather events throughout the U.S. may be giving new meaning to "location, location, location" in the housing world. CoreLogic senior economist Kathryn Dobbyn writes in the company's blog "housing Pulse" that the $8 billion in property damage caused by severe weather in the U.S. in 2013 is causing the housing industry to think about the risk of any given location's exposure to natural disasters which are only expected to continue to increase in both frequency and intensity. In some parts of the country, such as Florida's hurricane prone…
  • GSEs Cut Lenders a Big, Retroactive Break on Reps and Warrants

    Jann Swanson
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:22 am
    Posted To: MND NewsWireFannie Mae and Freddie Mac have nailed down the promised details the life-of-loan exclusions related to their representation and warranty framework. Under the direction of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) the two government sponsored enterprises (GSEs) announced the changes on Thursday afternoon. Press releases from the two mortgage companies said the enhancements to the framework are expected to help reduce lender concerns about when a GSE may demand a loan be repurchased. While the framework provided relief as explained below there remained so-called "life of…
 
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  • Silicon Valley Real Estate: Not a bubble, simply supply and demand in action

    CJ Brasiel
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:42 am
    In this Slideshare presentation are some quick stats to support my opinions on the Silicon Valley housing market.  As well my top 10 predictions for the real estate market for 2015.  I welcome your feedback and look forward to helping you find your wealth in real estate. Silicon Valley Real Estate Market Report November 2014 […]
  • Looking for a rental in San Jose? Consider buying your own home.

    CJ Brasiel
    4 Nov 2014 | 10:10 am
    As a real estate professional, the discussion regarding affordability comes up often when a client is considering buying a home in the San Jose, Silicon Valley.  The simple reality is housing of all kind is in great demand.  Currently, San Jose has a less than 4% vacancy rate in the rental housing market.  The demand […]
  • Real Estate is more than the data

    CJ Brasiel
    3 Nov 2014 | 8:28 am
    This post was sparked by an article on the purchase of Auction.com and the launch of Nowcast, a new housing report designed to combine industry data, proprietary company transaction data, and Google Trends findings to predict market trends as they’re happening. Utilizing data to help buyers and sellers plan for market conditions within the real estate industry is critical.  […]
  • 3 Critical Metrics for the Real Estate Investor

    CJ Brasiel
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:18 am
    As a real estate investor, it is important to create business goal for each real estate investment as well the entire real estate portfolio.  To be successful, the 3 most common used metrics when deciding to invest could be summarized as: 1.) Determine your investment goals. Start with the WHY.  Why do you want to […]
  • California Home Buyer Optimism at an All-Time High

    CJ Brasiel
    7 Oct 2014 | 8:13 pm
    This infographic from the California Association of Realtors® pretty much sums it up. Buyers are optimistic about the real estate market! This is likely due to a more affordable California home market and historically low interest rates. Now is a good time to get into the market.
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  • CoStar's People of Note (Nov. 16 - 22)

    20 Nov 2014 | 10:30 pm
    It's time to update those contact managers with CoStar's People of Note, reporting news on significant new CRE hires and promotions. This week's issue includes the following markets: New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Atlanta, Boston, Baltimore, and Dallas / Fort Worth. NEW YORK CITY Markowitz Takes Helm as President at Charles Rutenberg By Finn Raftery St
  • KBS REIT II Sells I-81 Industrial Portfolio for $105.7M

    19 Nov 2014 | 10:26 pm
    Chambers Street Properties acquired four industrial buildings in the I-81 / I-78 Corridor of Eastern Pennsylvania from KBS Real Estate Investment Trust II. The Newport Beach, CA-based REIT sold its I-81 Industrial Portfolio for $105.7 million, or about $64 per square foot. The portfolio of core properties includes four industrial buildings totaling 1.64 million square feet that are fully leased to tenants including Kimberly-Clark, Amazon, Bimbo...
  • Prices, Trading Volume for Commercial Property Continue Yearlong Rebound In Third Quarter

    19 Nov 2014 | 4:33 am
    With the accelerating recovery in retail real estate taking center stage, U.S. commercial property saw price gains and increasing sales in both the high and low ends of the commercial real estate market during the third quarter, according to the latest CoStar Commercial Repeat Sale Indices (CCRSI). Both the value-weighted and the equal-weighted CCRSI U.S. Composite Indices -- influenced by larger, high-quality transactions and smaller, non-core...
  • To Sell or Refinance? In a CRE Market Flush With Capital, Owners Enjoy Luxury of Choice

    19 Nov 2014 | 3:19 am
    One can forgive commercial property owners if they seem a bit giddy lately. Just four short years ago, their property values had been cut in half in the wake of the crippling global economic recession. No lender would return their calls and those unfortunate enough to have loans come due often lost their properties to the dreaded special servicers. The changes in the financial envionment today is nothing short of remarkable. With real estate now...
  • Simon Property Seeks Larger Stake In Mall Rival Macerich Co.

    19 Nov 2014 | 3:17 am
    Simon Property Group (NYSE: SPG), in what could be a prelude to a takeover bid of a smaller rival, disclosed it has accumulated a 3.6% ownership stake, or 5.71 million common shares, this year in The Macerich Co. (NYSE: MAC). Indianapolis-based Simon issued a statement that it has asked its Santa Monica, CA-based rival to waive a provision that restricts share ownership of greater than 5% after an institutional investor’s recent acquisition of...
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  • Friday Flash: Dwell, dwell…

    Brian Boero
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Dwell magazine, the glossy pub that always makes me feel like I have no taste, launched a real estate listings site last week. They’re only displaying agent-submitted homes for sale that are “Dwell certified” – cool, modern and generally high-end places that align with the Dwell brand. If Dwell delivers a buyer to the listing agent they collect a 30% referral fee. The website needs work, and I am not sure there are going to be a ton of agent and broker takers with the steep referral fee, but I do think there’s something here that’s worth watching. With “home search” becoming…
  • The homerun message

    Jessica Swesey
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Save time! Save money! More leads, more sales! Recruit and retain more agents! Work smarter, not harder! Take a long hard look at your value proposition. If you see similarly bland and vague marketing speak, your distinct value is unclear. Your prospect has no idea how what you do is different from the last guy or gal to pitch them the exact same thing. You haven’t positioned your brand effectively. You’re giving no reason to pull out a credit card, or give you a name and email. No reason to stay on your homepage for more than a few seconds. Or, maybe you do succinctly state what you do,…
  • Putting IDX out to pasture

    Joel Burslem
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:33 pm
    I had a very interesting conversation with a large midwestern brokerage a few weeks ago. Their lead volume had dropped off the table and was on a seemingly irreversible downward trajectory. They’d done their analyses, tweaked things, tested things – all to no avail. It was a mystery. Or was it? Together, we dug a bit deeper. What we found should not come as much of a shock to anyone who’s followed this blog for the last couple of years. It wasn’t that they weren’t generating leads. Their conversion rates were still good. It’s just that a good chunk of their web traffic had…
  • Friday Flash: the seeds of change

    Brian Boero
    7 Nov 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Trulia and Zillow reported earnings over the past couple weeks. Top lines continue to spiral upward, the bottom lines remain reddish. No shockers. The product releases that came during this period are more interesting. Zillow released an API for agent reviews. Now any broker can check-off the ratings/reviews box with less than a day’s worth of coding. It’s compelling. To date, most plays here have either been woefully antique or politically doomed. This seems like an easy way to piggyback on both the content volume and quality safeguards inherent in the Zillow system – at no cost. A…
  • I feel your pain

    Jessica Swesey
    5 Nov 2014 | 12:04 pm
    If you’ve ever witnessed two people commiserating over a shared situation, you probably noticed the immediate bond this can create. It’s why mothers love to share pregnancy stories with each other or quips about how bad their babies slept. It creates a sense of relief. It should come as no surprise then that pain – or more specifically, recognizing and empathizing with pain – is a common way to connect with customers and prospects. But it’s rare to see a brokerage address the common pain points or worries of buyers and sellers in their marketing materials or websites. For…
 
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  • Skeletons in the Closet: Buying and Selling a Home with a Notorious Past

    Brendon DeSimone
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Every home has a history. Many homeowners ask, “Who lived in my house before me?” Today’s home buyers, with access to so much information and technology, want to know as much as they can about a home’s history before they even sign a contract. Sellers of homes with notorious histories should disclose to buyers what they know — particularly if the events occurred recently. Not unlike a window leak or work done without a permit, a notorious past will put downward pressure on the home’s price. I once showed a home in San Francisco that appeared to have…
  • Most Expensive Hamptons Home Hits the Market for $140 Million

    Catherine Sherman
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Pricey real estate is nothing new in The Hamptons. But when an 18-acre East Hampton estate sold for $147 million this spring, the coveted beach town moved up a rung on the luxury real estate ladder. Continuing the trend, the historic Briar Patch estate just hit the market for $140 million. Not only is it the most expensive home publicly listed in The Hamptons, but it’s the priciest listing on Zillow in all of New York. “Briar Patch is a uniquely beautiful estate without equal on the East End,” said exclusive listing broker Peter M. Turino of Brown Harris Stevens,…
  • 10 Things Non-Pittsburghers Might Not Know About the Steel City

    Catherine Sherman
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Did you know a Carnegie Mellon computer scientist invented the smiley emoticon? Or that the Steel City is a leader in green building? If you answered no to either of these questions, you may be in for a surprise. We asked a few locals to share what it’s really like to live in Pittsburgh. Here’s 10 fun facts yinz might not know. 1. Many know Pittsburgh as the “Steel City.” What else is it known for? While the steel mills are a huge part of our history, they’re just that: history. The last of them shut down in the ’80s, and with them went all the smog…
  • Rustic to Ritzy: Homes Under 500 Square Feet

    Catherine Sherman
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:54 pm
    As the tiny home movement picks up steam across the country, buyers are increasingly drawn to smaller living spaces. From cozy cabins in the woods to classy condos in the heart of it all, there’s a little something for everyone. To get a feel for what’s currently for sale, check out these 10 pint-size homes measuring 500 square feet or less. Truckee, CA 10207 Maple Ln, Truckee, CA For sale: $139,000 Size: 280 square feet Minutes from Lake Tahoe — the popular ski and boating vacation spot in Northern California — this riverfront cabin offers seclusion and scenery for a…
  • Warm Up to Gas Fireplaces

    BobVila.com
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:49 pm
    By Merv Kaufman Fireplaces have always been among the top amenities for homeowners looking to buy a new house. In fact, they rank second just behind outdoor patios, decks and porches, according to the National Association of Home Builders. While the cost of adding a fireplace to an existing home used to be prohibitively expensive — requiring the creation of an exterior stone chimney, flue, firebox and, in many cases, floor supports to accommodate the weight of the hearth — today’s options are not only affordable, but a relatively easy home improvement. What has made them more…
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  • The Step-by-Step Guide to Making Offers on Apartment Buildings

    Michael Blank
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Are you wondering at what point in the process of evaluating apartment building deals you make an offer and what that looks like? It might seem a bit of a mystery, but let’s shed some light on the matter. What exactly does it mean to “make an offer”? Is it verbal or does it have to be written? If written, could it be an email, or does it need to be something more formal like a purchase contract? The short answer is: all of the above. Making offers on houses is a fairly well-defined event: it’s the point at which you send a purchase contract to the broker or seller.
  • Sound Advice for Buying a Vacation Home You Won’t Regret

    Trey Duling
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    The best place to buy a vacation home depends upon you and your family’s interest. For example, if you like doing beach activities, then you need to purchase something near a beach, or if you like skiing, then Jackson Hole or Aspen, Colorado might be a good choice for you. Here are few points to consider BEFORE you buy a vacation or second home. What is the Purpose of Buying a Vacation Home? Are you buying a vacation home for pure investment purposes, for family fun, as a future retirement home, or perhaps your reasons are a combination of some of these factors. Before you buy, you need to…
  • I Used to Write Off Wholesaling: Here’s What Changed My Mind

    Mark Ferguson
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    For those of you that know me, this article may come as quite a shock! I have nine flips in progress, and technically, I have never wholesaled a house. In the past two years, I have learned so much about investing from my blog and BiggerPockets, it is mind blowing. I thought I knew it all when I started my online journey, since I have been buying and selling flips for years as well as buying rental proprieties. I realized I did not know it all very quickly when I started hearing terms like the “70 percent rule,” which I had never heard of. Once I got over the fact that there was a…
  • Bad Behavior and the Self-Destruction of the Middle Class

    Scott Trench
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    In my previous article, I argue that a lack of education is a primary cause for income inequality in the United States. Today, I thought I’d point out the other primary reason for income inequality: Bad Behavior. I thought that I’d use one of my friends as an example and show how his choices demonstrate the severity of financial misbehavior in this country and the negative impact this behavior might have on the quality of his life. I want to show him just how easy it is to behave appropriately, and to see if we can’t convince my friend that he needs to shape up before it is…
  • 3 Types of Paralyzed Real Estate Investors (& How to Overcome Inaction)

    Ali Boone
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    You want to buy real estate investments, you’ve done research, you’ve almost pulled the trigger… but you haven’t done it. Well, you aren’t the only one. There are so many people out there who want it so bad they can taste it, but they don’t do it. Why?! Very likely, if you are one of these people, you fall into one of three categories of non-buyers. I wish there were a Myers-Briggs style test for this, but I think you will be able to figure out which category you fall into without the long, fancy test. Today, I’m going to tell you about the most popular types of non-buyers out…
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    Rain City Guide

  • Ask not what your client can do for you…

    ARDELL
    5 Nov 2014 | 8:22 pm
    Bill Gassett wrote a blog post a couple of days ago titled “Things Buyers Do That Real Estate Agents Hate”. I happen to know and like Bill and would not normally engage in a “correction”, point-counterpoint post with him. However one of my clients posted Bill’s article on his facebook page with this tag “Ardell DellaLoggia? Thoughts?” Since my thoughts are more than will fit in a facebook comment…I am writing the full answer here. My facebook comment answer was: I like Bill…and his piece is somewhat right…but for ALL the WRONG…
  • Quill Realty to Host Free Home Buying Classes January – June 2015

    Craig Blackmon
    3 Nov 2014 | 11:15 am
    Seattle Home Buying Seminars Begin January 2015 Are you thinking of buying a home in Seattle in 2015? Or perhaps it’s time to sell your house? Either way, you’ll learn some great information at Quill Realty’s free House Buying Seminars for 2015.  We will be offering a free home buying class on the fourth Wednesday of every month beginning January 28, 2015, from 7p – 9p here at the Quill office in Georgetown. Whether you’re a first time homebuyer or a seasoned veteran looking to “move up,” you’ll learn something valuable at these free real estate classes.
  • Redfin bought Walkscore

    ARDELL
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:20 pm
    A brief update to my recent post on Walkscore…Redfin bought it. The post Redfin bought Walkscore appeared first on Rain City Guide. No related posts.
  • Real Estate – Why DATA is the New Black

    ARDELL
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Early Friday evening one of my favorite long term clients asked me this question: “Why is the market so slow these days? I have an alert for ($) houses in (zip code) and I barely get a couple of hits every week west of (the freeway). Almost always tear-downs.” (actual specifics from his email removed) My first data set pulled was a line up the number of homes sold where I primarily work (North King County – North of I-90), by month, over the last 6 years from 2009 to 2014 YTD. This to answer only the first 8 words of his question “Why is the market so slow these…
  • 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…
 
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  • Could I-35W get a cover-up near downtown?

    Mark Reilly
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:45 am
    The stretch of I-35W that runs through the middle of Minneapolis may one day run under it. Planners are seeking support to put a lid over the highway near downtown, restoring green space and a link between Downtown East and Cedar-Riverside, the Star Tribune reports. Any action is a long way off, as there's no timeline or cost estimate yet. The the project — promoted by the University of Minnesota's Metropolitan Design Center — has captured some interest, though, with the like of Charles Zelle,…
  • Five things you need to know today, and I just did something I vowed never to do again

    Rob Daumeyer
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:35 am
    Good morning, Cincinnati! Here are the five most important things you need to know to help start your busy business day: Carew Tower has new owner Greg Power, a Cincinnati real estate broker and investor, purchased Belevedere Corp., and with it Belevedere's Carew Tower, Tom Demeropolis reports. Power's first act as new owner? To raise a flag on the 40-foot-tall flagpole at the top of the iconic tower. Money quote from Power: "The Carew Tower Complex is one of the most unique and special properties…
  • Dallas among KeyBanc's plans after Houston launch of banking group

    Suzanne Edwards
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:26 am
    After KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., the corporate and investment banking arm of Cleveland-based KeyCorp.(NYSE: KEY), launched its Houston corporate banking group Nov. 20, Jeff Geuther, the group's new managing partner, discussed the group's strategy and growth targets for 2015, plans that include growth in Dallas, among other markets. The new group will oversee business in the Southwest region of the U.S. Why did KeyBanc decide to bring this corporate banking group to Houston now? It's part of…
  • Dayton all smiles on list of Top 10 nicest cities for renters

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:14 am
    It's all smiles for Dayton when it comes to the newest list of Top 10 nicest cities for renters. Dayton was No. 1 on the list, with two other Ohio markets also in the Top 10: Akron at No. 8 and Cleveland at No. 10. That's according to a ranking by Rent.com. "Dayton is a community rich in both talent and history, emerging today as a global technology hub," according to the report. "This Midwestern city tops our nice list because of its offering of high-quality services, neighborhoods and businesses…
  • Houston Realtors adapt to changing demographics, influx of international buyers

    Paul Takahashi
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Houston's booming economy is attracting an influx of international buyers to town, and they're enlisting the help of local Realtors to find their new home. These new immigrants are changing the Houston real estate market, forcing Realtors to adapt their business models to stay competitive. More than a hundred agents gathered at a Houston Association of Realtors workshop on Nov. 21 to talk about different ways they can appeal to and serve multicultural buyers. Houston's demographics have changed…
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  • Bloomberg View Column: Hedge-Fund Guys Have Foreclosure Fatigue

    Jonathan Miller
    7 Nov 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Read my latest Bloomberg View column Hedge-Fund Guys Have Foreclosure Fatigue. Please join the conversation over at Bloomberg View. Here’s an excerpt… One of the most important ways to strengthen the U.S. housing recovery is to get distressed properties into financially stronger hands. Shortly after the financial crisis began, institutional investors started snapping up foreclosed homes. These buyers, according to RealtyTrac, are entities that buy more than 10 properties in a calendar year. Blackstone Group has been among the most active, acquiring more than $20 billion of…
  • [Three Cents Worth #271 NY] How New York’s Average Sales Price Broke the $1 Million Mark

    Jonathan Miller
    4 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    It’s time to share my Three Cents Worth (3CW) on Curbed NY, at the intersection of neighborhood and real estate in the capital of the world…and I’m here to take measurements. Check out my 3CW column on @CurbedNY: Although it has been a little more than a month since the third quarter ended, I thought I’d show that the average sales price of the five boroughs in aggregate broke the $1 million threshold for the first time, to a record $1,040,516… [click to expand chart] My latest Three Cents Worth column on Curbed: How New York’s Average Sales Price Broke the $1…
  • [Three Cents Worth #270 NY] What Is the Value of a Central Park View?

    Jonathan Miller
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:50 pm
    It’s time to share my Three Cents Worth (3CW) on Curbed NY, at the intersection of neighborhood and real estate in the capital of the world…and I’m here to take measurements. Check out my 3CW column on @CurbedNY: While there is an obsession with views in the Manhattan market and it is one of the drivers of the tall tower phenomenon, there are a bunch of moving parts associated with it. We looked at the last two years of closed sales (to get enough data) on the four borders of Central Park, comparing the average price per square foot of co-op and condo apartments with direct…
  • Bloomberg View Column: Buying Condos Based on a Drawing

    Jonathan Miller
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Read my latest Bloomberg View column Buying Condos Based on a Drawing. Please join the conversation over at Bloomberg View. Here’s an excerpt… Almost half of all contracts for Manhattan properties costing $4 million or more are being signed based on floor plans — an architectural drawing of an apartment that hasn’t been built yet… [read more] My Bloomberg View Column Directory My Bloomberg View RSS feed.
  • Bloomberg View Column: Credit Crunch Lives on in Housing

    Jonathan Miller
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Read my latest Bloomberg View column Credit Crunch Lives on in Housing. Please join the conversation over at Bloomberg View. Here’s an excerpt… Don’t be fooled by low mortgages rates, which once again are below 4 percent: Credit for buying a home or refinancing an existing mortgage has almost never been tougher to get. [read more] My Bloomberg View Column Directory My Bloomberg View RSS feed.
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  • Nordic bank nails it with humorous ad about transparency

    AG Staff
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:49 pm
    (Business Marketing) Transparency tends to be an overused buzzword in corporate America, but one ad campaign delivers on the promise to be transparent. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • 44 apps that will make you more productive

    Jennifer Walpole
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:23 pm
    Boosting your productivity levels It seems as though each day a new, cutting-edge app is released, making it difficult to stay on top of which app is the best at doing everything you need it to do. A recent survey by Conosco looked at 44 of the most popular apps in eight different categories, in order to give you a quick overview of which app may work best for you. Below is an overview of each category on the study, many of which you may have seen here previous on AG (click to enlarge): Most popular to do list apps: Any.do, […] Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive &…
  • The top 3 sales blunders all boil down to this

    AG Staff
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:20 am
    (Business) Sales blunders are common, and can hold any business back - know the most common errors in today's world and what they have in common. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • 6 traits embodied by successful female entrepreneurs

    AG Staff
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:40 am
    (Entrepreneurs) Entrepreneurs can tell you that leadership traits vary from person to person, but six traits are repeatedly seen in the most successful women entrepreneurs. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • City’s proposal to ban tobacco sales goes up in smoke

    AG Staff
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:04 am
    (Business News) The first city to attempt to ban tobacco sales has dropped their controversial proposal, drawing support and criticism. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
 
 
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  • Part 3 of the Realtor’s guide to Facebook advertising: how to analyze your results

    Tyler Zey
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Well, you’ve optimized your website and deployed your Facebook ads. All you have to do now is make sure you follow up with the leads you generate and keep your eye on your numbers. I’ve included some basic ad math below to make it easy for you to do this. You’ll want to check in on the ads once a day. Basically, turn off ad images that cost more per click and lower your bid until you are happy with the cost per click. You’ll know when your bid is too low when your clicks in a day dip below where you want them. Remember how we selected multiple images for each headline?
  • 5 social media mistakes that real estate agents make

    Jordan Scheltgen
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Still think social media isn’t important to your marketing strategy? Think again. More than 93 percent of Americans are on Facebook (according to Hubspot), and 90 percent of homebuyers start their real estate search online. These staggering numbers mean one thing: Real estate professionals need to take extra care when developing and executing a social strategy and to learn from mistakes that are being made by themselves and others. Here are the five most common mistakes I see real estate professionals making on social media: 1. Focusing on the product, not people The teachings…
  • Google launches new “mobile-friendly” website label

    Erica Tafavoti
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    There are hundreds of factors that Google considers when it sends its “bots” off to crawl your website. Google bots analyze and interpret web pages inside and out based on a combination of calculations, also known as an algorithm, to see how relevant and helpful content will be for particular searches. These factors are the subject of  much debate, because Google has never released a full list of them. Instead, SEO analysts have been left to speculate about potential changes to this algorithm and hoping to stay a step ahead of the game. A major subject of discussion recently…
  • 6 unique holiday gift ideas for clients

    Jennifer Snyder
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    With the holidays fast approaching, it is crunch time when it comes to deciding what to send to your clients. Sure, you can mail a traditional card, but will it stand out among the 50 other cards they will receive from family, friends or other businesses? The more unique your idea is, the more likely it is to be remembered — and, even better, talked about at holiday parties. Here are six unique holiday marketing ideas that are sure to be noticed by your clients. 1. Happy mail I love the idea of sending “happy mail!” Happy mail involves sending an object, like a ball or…
  • iOS 8 and the Evernote widget

    Bill Risser
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    After making the move to the iPhone over a year ago, there was one thing I really missed: Widgets. I had a lot of widgets set up on my Android phone, and I used them all the time — especially when using Evernote. One click and I was ready to add a photo note or start recording an audio note. Thanks to Stacey Harmon of Harmon Enterprises and Untethered with Evernote for posting about the Evernote widget available in iOS8 devices, I now have my beloved Evernote widget on my iPhone! The widgets are available for about 20 applications and are accessible from any screen via the pull-down…
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  • Mid-Century 1959 Home at 5140 Monte Bonito.

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Mid-Century lovers, hurry on over to this original post & bean Modern built by the Sylvis Constuction company in 1959. Even the kitchen and bathroom lino is original. Even the tile on the kitchen backsplash and bathroom counters and shower/bath surroundings is original. Read More
  • Lovely 1945 Ranch Style Home at 4509 Verdugo Rd.

    18 Nov 2014 | 4:21 pm
    This lovely 1945 ranch-style home is in the popular Sagamore Park neighborhood right in between Glendale and Eagle Rock. Ready for you to move right in, there are hardwood floors, a wood-burning fireplace, updated kitchen and baths, a formal dining and three charming bedrooms. An efficient kitchen plan has granite counters and room for a small table & chairs. Read More
  • Is it a Good Time to Buy a House?

    10 Nov 2014 | 2:45 pm
    It's really hard to be a buyer in today's market. Interest rates are at an historic low. Prices have gone up enough that some owners of really good houses are willing to put their homes on the market, and the market is well suited to try moving up from that sweet cottage you've outgrown. So what's the problem? Well, no one knows what anything is worth, especially here in Northeast LA.  Why is that such a problem? Buyers and their helpful friends and families can't figure out if they are getting a good deal, or if they are overpaying.   If you listen to national housing market news,…
  • Mt Washinton Cabin in the Woods at 847 Ganymede.

    4 Nov 2014 | 10:16 am
    This is a real fixer. Really. Located in a peaceful sylvan location on a small rural-feeling street currently with only 3 homes on it. It's Mount Washington Elementary area with a number of choices for middle and high school. In its long history since 1955, this Cabin in the Woods has been loved and cared for with sweet gardens in the back, wood floors, and actually 2 bedrooms though the tax records say only 1. Read More
  • Mid-Century Ranch Home at 6115 Hillandale.

    4 Nov 2014 | 9:43 am
    You will love how hip and chic this fun mid-century ranch has become! The open kitchen/living/dining area is what everyone loves, there are 3 good-sized bedrooms including a great master suite with a walk-in closet all the girls will envy. Features an oversized 2-car garage with French doors on the side that would make a great hang-out for cars, games, toys, art studio--you imagine it and it can be. Read More
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  • Dr. Seuss and Charlottesville – What’s the Connection?

    Jim Duncan
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:02 am
    There’s more to “real estate” than houses and infrastructure and market data. Part of “real estate” is the story of the place. The connection between Dr. Seuss and Charlottesville is simple – there’s an urban legend about Dr. Seuss and Charlottesville. It’s nearly that time of year again, when people start googling about Dr. Seuss’ relation to, influence by, connection to, Charlottesville and the University of Virginia. Short story: lots of people think that Dr. Seuss wrote “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” because of some relation to UVA. Not true. One thing is…
  • How much snow do you get in Charlottesville?

    Jim Duncan
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:57 am
    Most of my clients moving to Charlottesville ask this question. Every snow in Charlottesville is not a/the Snowpocalypse. Also, weather folks in Charlottesville are pretty awesome. Many years ago I was meeting with some new potential buyer clients who were new to Charlottesville. There was a supposed storm coming in that weekend and they asked whether they should leave early as they needed to be home for some event. The media were freaking out*, donning the special jackets, new weather graphics packages, people were stocking up on water, sterno, bread, milk, and other implements of…
  • A Few Surprises from NAR’s Home Buyer and Seller Profile

    Jim Duncan
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:43 am
    One of the best things the National Association of Realtors produces is the annual Profile of Homebuyers and Sellers. Each year, I dig into it to see what nuances I haven’t picked up on, what trends are emerging or dominating, and other tidbits of the homebuyer and seller that I can learn and apply to my practice. I wrote eight years ago that homebuyers would, whenever we emerge(d) from the recession, focus more on the intrinsic value of a home than they would on perceived equity. I’d say that that has been borne out.  I know this: I’m more knowledgable and prepared to represent…
  • What Will 29 Look Like when VDOT is Finished?

    Jim Duncan
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Keeping up with what’s happening on 29 is a job – it takes effort, time, and expertise. For that, you’ll have to go to Charlottesville Tomorrow. For now, have a look at this animation that shows what 20 might look like when they’re finished.     Two things unanswered (and likely to be unanswered until we have hindsight) – 1) What will traffic/delays be while the solution is implemented? 2) Will all the businesses survive the solution? Search the Charlottesville MLS Copyright RealCentralVA.com, LLC. If you like this post, please, visit…
  • Albemarle Gets a Transportation Planner + Urban Density

    Jim Duncan
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:48 am
    Two stories at Charlottesville Tomorrow this week are worth noting (in truth, all their stories are), in part because they mesh with a conversation last night with a potential new client contemplating moving to Charlottesville from out West. Two points he made: 1) They are considering moving to Charlottesville in part because they want a higher and better quality of life, and hope to achieve that with less traffic and a shorter commute. 2) He expressed concern that Charlottesville hadn’t grown in two decades. I advised to look at the population growth in Albemarle County (related:…
 
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    Redfin Real Estate Blog

  • 5 Ways to Use Feng Shui in Your Home Design

    Sonal Basu
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Remember feng shui? In the late 1990s and early 2000s, it became quite the home design fad. How-to books were published and experts were branded based on this ancient Chinese practice. People started buying up bamboo plants and dragon figurines like nobody’s business. But it’s not just a trend. The principles of feng shui date back some 3,500 years. It’s the practice of harmonizing your home or office energy with your own by carefully considering how you arrange and maintain your space. Skeptics may call it superstitious, but true believers of traditional feng shui take it seriously. So…
  • UnReal Estate of the Week: Entertainment Rooms

    Alanna Finn
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    For most of us, holiday gatherings mean setting up folding chairs and squeezing in next to friends and family in the living room. But with any of these homes for sale, you could host a rockin’ party that is sure to impress. Warning: These entertainment rooms may cause jealousy. And for some tips on how to host the perfect holiday party, check out this recent post from Redfin agent Cyndy Stewart! Hostess with the Mostess Address: 628 Windsock Way City: Moorestown, NJ Price: $5,950,000 Listed by: Paul Canton, Long and Foster – Moorestown Bar – check. Lounge – check. Bowling lanes…
  • You’ll Never Guess What Jennifer Lawrence Just Called Her New House

    Alanna Finn
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:55 pm
    After the success of “Silver Linings Playbook” and “The Hunger Games” series, it was time for Jennifer Lawrence to move out of her two-bedroom condo, which was owned by her parents! The 24-year-old Oscar-winning actress recently plunked down $8.225 million for a home in Beverly Hills that once belonged to Jessica Simpson and, before that, Ellen DeGeneres. Lawrence discussed her recent move with Extra’s Mario Lopez, saying, “I just moved into a house. I am in the middle of [decorating it.] It’s Ellen’s old house. It was Jessica Simpson’s old house. It’s like…
  • Robin Williams’ Napa Valley Estate Hits Market for $25.9 million

    Alanna Finn
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:10 am
    The Napa Valley vineyard that Robin Williams left behind just hit the market for $25.9 million. Known as “Villa Sorriso,” or “Villa of Smiles,” the estate sits on 639 acres in Sonoma, California, with around 18 acres of premium vineyards. The grounds also include more than 100 olive trees, a nine-stall horse barn, riding trails, a spring-fed pond and a four-bedroom caretaker’s house. The estate on the property spans 20,000 square feet, with quality custom-built features throughout. It is perfect for entertaining, with a 65-foot infinity edge pool, home theater with stadium-seating,…
  • 9 Ways to Childproof Your Home

    Blakely Minton
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Your children may have a room full of toys, but that won’t stop them from trying to stick their cute little fingers into electrical sockets or explore under the kitchen sink. November is Child Safety and Protection Month, so here are a few tips for any new or seasoned mom or dad to childproof your home. 1. Covers for outlets and power strips If you already have a little one running around, this may seem like an obvious suggestion. Outlet covers are important to ensure that your child is not able to stick his or her hands into the electrical sockets. It’s also a good idea to get covers for…
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    Ubertor Real Estate Blog

  • REBGV CREB & VREB October 2014 Market Update Infographics

    Danica Lopez De Leon
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:16 am
    The market updates for the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV), Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB) and the Victoria Real Estate Board (VREB) October 2014 are up. Below are the infographics we created to help you analyze the statistics in each area. Enjoy!
  • Realtor Spotlight: Downtown Vancouver Condo Specialist, Ian Watt

    UberSandra
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:56 am
    Whether you have been in the business for years or are fresh newcomer, the Real Estate industry can be a fickle and intimidating one. Staying in the game is difficult but it’s always reassuring to know there are ways of finding peace amongst the chaos. No one knows this better than Ian Watt. We had the opportunity to sit down with the accomplished and distinctive downtown Vancouver realtor, an Ubertor client and friend for over 7 years (many of you may know Ian from his video blogs). Ian’s farewell photo for his final 760th video blog. Ian Watt has made a name for himself in this…
  • The Most Basic yet Scariest and Teeth-Clenching Mistakes to Make on Your Real Estate Website

    UberSandra
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    As we all know, websites are an essential marketing tool. In this day and age, your website has the power to either make or break your business’s success.  Anyone who manages their own website knows that a glitch or mistake of any sort feels like a zombie apocalypse. Vice-versa, as a viewer there is nothing that makes our jaw clench and our guts churn more than coming across a website that is difficult to navigate and visually unappealing. There is nothing worse than losing business because your website did not make the cut. I know many of you might think that to have a good website you…
  • The Top 6 FAQs Ubertor Faces in Live Help

    UberJames
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
    We at Ubertor believe in awesome customer service. That is why our team is ready to chat with you if you have any questions from 7am to 9pm PST Monday to Friday. Through the past 8 years of providing this service, we have noticed similar questions that continue to re-surface. What we have below are the top 6 most frequently asked questions for 2014. We hope with this article we can help new, and potential Ubertor users answer similar questions. We’ll structure the article in a “count down” format, with written step by step instructions, followed by visual screenshots. 6. How…
  • REBGV CREB & VREB September 2014 Market Update Infographics

    Danica Lopez De Leon
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:14 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) September 2014 are up and below are the infographics we created to help you analyze the statistics.
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    Reverse Mortgage Daily

  • What’s Next for the CFPB and Lender Oversight?

    Cassandra Dowell
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:43 am
    As the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) continues its crackdown on mortgage lenders for unsavory practices, industry insiders say the bureau’s actions open the gate for further lawsuits and enforcement actings which can weaken already vulnerable companies. A recent mortgage enforcement action is the latest example of a CFPB move that has regulatory implications that are serving as still uncharted territory for the agency.  Utah-based Castle & Cooke Mortgage, LLC, which paid millions in connection with a consent decree for allegedly steering consumers into costlier mortgages…
  • American Seniors in Worse Shape Than Those in Other Nations

    Jason Oliva
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:22 am
    The senior population in the U.S. is faring far worse than their counterparts living in other nations in terms of affording health care costs and getting the care they need, says a new international survey. In the U.S., adults age 65 and older are sicker and more likely to struggle paying medical bills and getting the health care they need compared to their counterparts in 10 other industrialized countries, says the survey from The Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation that provides grants to support independent research focused on improving health care practice and policy. The 2014…
  • Washington Post: Reverse Mortgages Get Tougher

    Elizabeth Ecker
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:21 am
    Despite reverse mortgage changes announced last week that will mean a different origination process for lenders and new requirements for borrowers, the financial assessment implementation has largely not been covered by mainstream media.  But the Washington Post covered the financial assessment introduction this week, calling the assessment “stiffer underwriting standards,” that borrowers will face.  “Are reverse mortgages headed in reverse?” the Washington Post asks. “…. as a taxpayer, you might say, bravo.”  The Post points to the new eligibility standards, broken down into…
  • Friday Round-Up: New Reverse Mortgage Guidance Presents Challenges

    Elizabeth Ecker
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:45 am
    In case you missed it… here’s what happened in reverse mortgage news this week.  New HUD Guidance Poses Challenges for Reverse Mortgage Lenders—A week after issuing a mortgagee letter spelling changes for seasoning requirements for prospective borrowers’ non-reverse mortgage liens, HUD hosted a conference call with industry participants to explain the new guidance. Originators say the changes are going to present major challenges for many prospective borrowers.  For Reverse Mortgage Lenders, Financial Assessment is a Whole New Ball Game—In response to the financial assessment…
  • HUD Details Financial Assessment With Reverse Mortgage Industry Participants

    Elizabeth Ecker
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:57 pm
    The Department of Housing and Urban Development today expanded on and clarified items relating to the reverse mortgage financial assessment the agency released last week that will take effect March 2, 2015. The long-awaited guidance, which lenders say presents a new “ball game” for originations, will require lenders to complete a borrower assessment and determine based on the outcome, whether the borrower will need a life expectancy set aside (LESA), and whether it will be a fully-funded, or partially-funded set-aside. HUD officials detailed items from the guidance published on HUD’s…
 
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  • Wallingford Fire Displaces 22 Residents, Gift Cards Needed

    Harriman Real Estate
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:44 am
    Yesterday was a beautiful, sunny day in Wallingford for most of us. However, for 22 of our fellow residents, the day was far from pleasant. A fire at a three family home on South Whittlesey Avenue which started just before 8AM Friday morning caused extensive damage to the third floor and the residents of all three apartments are now without a place to stay and have lost much, if not all, of their belongings. To assist our Wallingford brothers and sisters who are affected by this tragedy, Most Holy Trinity Church and SCOW (Spanish Community of Wallingford) will host a clothing drive for…
  • Wallingford Seasons of Celebration 2014

    Harriman Real Estate
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:27 am
    Wallingford Seasons of Celebration 2014 If anyone had any doubts about whether or not the holidays have arrived, let me put them to rest. Of course, Thanksgiving will soon be here in all it’s basted, browned, bubbly glory, and the holiday craft fairs are in full swing. But another upcoming event is sure to bring out the holiday spirit in everyone: The Wallingford Seasons of Celebration. Scheduled for December 6th from 1PM to 5:45PM, this annual event started decades ago at the downtown train station as a meet-and-greet for Santa Claus, but in recent years has moved uptown and expanded to…
  • Wallingford Holiday Stroll 2014

    Harriman Real Estate
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:52 am
    Wallingford Holiday Stroll 2014 Where does the time go?? It seems like just yesterday it was Summer and we were basking in the warmth of the long days, and Thanksgiving and Christmas seemed a long way off. Now here it is November, Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and Christmas is so close you can taste it. In fact, it’s 39 shopping days close, if that brings it into closer focus for ya! But it’s also time once again for Wallingford Center, Inc.’s 6th Annual Holiday Stroll through the streets of downtown Wallingford on Friday, December 5th from 4PM to 9PM. As part of this festive…
  • Support Wallingford Businesses on Small Business Saturday 2014

    Harriman Real Estate
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:04 am
    Support Wallingford Businesses on Small Business Saturday 2014 Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and once the turkey and stuffing and pies are all gone everyone’s attention will turn to those two other days that signal the start of the frantic madness that is the Holiday Shopping Season: Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But sandwiched between those two hectic days there’s another, less well-known day that deserves just as much attention as its big brothers. Perhaps more. This November 29th is Small Business Saturday®, a day to celebrate and support the local small businesses that…
  • Veterans Day Brings Free Meals for Veterans

    Harriman Real Estate
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Tuesday, November 11th marks Veterans Day, a day we have set aside to honor all the brave men and women who have served our country in the Armed Forces. Being a veteran myself, I am proud to have served my country and give my sincere appreciation to all my brothers and sisters in arms for their service and sacrifice to this great nation. Being a federal holiday, non-essential federal government offices are closed. No mail is delivered. All federal workers are paid for the holiday; those who are required to work on the holiday sometimes receive holiday pay for that day in addition to their…
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    Atlanta Real Estate Blog

  • 1925 Pine Mountain Road Kennesaw Ga 30152

    17 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    1925 Pine Mountain Road Kennesaw Ga 30152 FMLS # 5342543 A world-class estate privately nestled on approximately 2.7 acres featuring the finest craftsmanship accented with exquisite imports from around the globe. Located in the gated community of Stonebridge, this home offers privacy and security with convenience to local attractions and entertainment. The well-appointed brick manor fea...Read More »
  • 3081 Moss Stone Lane Marietta Ga 30064

    16 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    3081 Moss Stone Lane Marietta Georgia 30064 FMLS # 5330688 Beautiful Williamscraft resale!  Spacious floorplan with Master on Main plus an additional bedroom suite also on the main level.Perfect in-law or teen suite on terrace level. Large banquet size dining room.  Gourmet kitchen opens to vaulted keeping room with fireplace and spacious breakfast area. Two story grand room with c...Read More »
  • 4558 Bryten Drive Douglasville, Ga 30135

    15 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    4558 Bryten Drive Douglasville, Ga 30135 FMLS # 5185963 Majestically perched atop a hill you will feel the elegance and grace upon arrival at this 4 sided brick European Style home.  This custom built estate is nestled privately on approximately a 1 acre lot and boasts the finest of lavish appointments and details. Your guest will be welcomed by the circular driveway and lush landsc...Read More »
  • 128 Templeton Lane Villa Rica Georgia 30180

    14 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    128 Templeton Lane Villa Rica Georgia 30180 FMLS # 5287329 Located in The Georgian Golf & Country Club neighborhood, 128 Templeton Lane offers luxury living with the finest of amenities and sought after location. Gleaming hardwood floors are located throughout the entire main level with a welcoming foyer greeting you and your guests.  Perfect for entertaining, the formal dining ...Read More »
  • 4315 Foxfire Court Douglasville Georgia 30135

    13 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    4315 Foxfire Court Douglasville Georgia 30135 FMLS # 5366464 Conveniently located in the Plantation at Dorsett Shoals neighborhood, 4315 Foxfire Court offers a highly desirable open ranch floor plan. Three bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, and one half bath can be enjoyed on the main level for easy ranch style living, or the full basement can be finished for additional space. The master su...Read More »
 
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  • A kiss isn't just a kiss -- it's a germ exchange

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:39 am
    A kiss isn't just a kiss -- it's a germ exchangeGettyKissing may be nice, but a new study found that it also transfers tons of germs -- especially if you do it a lot.Inside the mouths of couplesMore from Everyday HealthEmotions affect women's heartsTestosterone in women
  • The next Super Bowl halftime headliner is ...

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:39 am
    The next Super Bowl halftime headliner is ...GettyBruno Mars lit up the Super Bowl stage in February 2014. And for the 2015 show in Arizona, the NFL chose another electrifying act.Name revealed late SundayMore to noteWeek 12 fantasy footballFrom comedian to NFL stand-out
  • Kendra sheds light on a secret and dark past

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:39 am
    Kendra sheds light on a secret and dark pastGettyThe former Playboy Playmate turned reality TV star opened up on Sunday about the demons that haunted her teenage years.'Everyone thought I was dying'More headlinesKaty Perry goes on Twitter rantTaylor Swift video views spike
  • All the biggest winners from the 2014 AMAs

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:39 am
    All the biggest winners from the 2014 AMAsGettyIggy Azalea won her first award. Katy Perry, Beyoncé and Carrie Underwood soaked up some love too. But only one group snagged the top prize.And Artist of the Year goes to ...More AMAs coverageAriana Grande's jazzy act stunsAll the dazzling red carpet looks
  • Uncertainty in Ferguson fuels speculation

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:39 am
    Uncertainty in Ferguson fuels speculationGettyTension continued to mount late Sunday as the St. Louis community anxiously awaited the grand jury decision in the Brown shooting.Why some think decision is held upMore on this storyTimeline of events in shootingObama calls for calm after trial
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    24 Nov 2014 | 4:39 am
    A kiss isn't just a kiss -- it's a germ exchangeGettyKissing may be nice, but a new study found that it also transfers tons of germs -- especially if you do it a lot.Inside the mouths of couplesMore from Everyday HealthEmotions affect women's heartsTestosterone in women
  • The next Super Bowl halftime headliner is ...

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:39 am
    The next Super Bowl halftime headliner is ...GettyBruno Mars lit up the Super Bowl stage in February 2014. And for the 2015 show in Arizona, the NFL chose another electrifying act.Name revealed late SundayMore to noteWeek 12 fantasy footballFrom comedian to NFL stand-out
  • Kendra sheds light on a secret and dark past

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:39 am
    Kendra sheds light on a secret and dark pastGettyThe former Playboy Playmate turned reality TV star opened up on Sunday about the demons that haunted her teenage years.'Everyone thought I was dying'More headlinesKaty Perry goes on Twitter rantTaylor Swift video views spike
  • All the biggest winners from the 2014 AMAs

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:39 am
    All the biggest winners from the 2014 AMAsGettyIggy Azalea won her first award. Katy Perry, Beyoncé and Carrie Underwood soaked up some love too. But only one group snagged the top prize.And Artist of the Year goes to ...More AMAs coverageAriana Grande's jazzy act stunsAll the dazzling red carpet looks
  • Uncertainty in Ferguson fuels speculation

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:39 am
    Uncertainty in Ferguson fuels speculationGettyTension continued to mount late Sunday as the St. Louis community anxiously awaited the grand jury decision in the Brown shooting.Why some think decision is held upMore on this storyTimeline of events in shootingObama calls for calm after trial
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    24 Nov 2014 | 4:39 am
    A kiss isn't just a kiss -- it's a germ exchangeGettyKissing may be nice, but a new study found that it also transfers tons of germs -- especially if you do it a lot.Inside the mouths of couplesMore from Everyday HealthEmotions affect women's heartsTestosterone in women
  • The next Super Bowl halftime headliner is ...

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:39 am
    The next Super Bowl halftime headliner is ...GettyBruno Mars lit up the Super Bowl stage in February 2014. And for the 2015 show in Arizona, the NFL chose another electrifying act.Name revealed late SundayMore to noteWeek 12 fantasy footballFrom comedian to NFL stand-out
  • Kendra sheds light on a secret and dark past

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:39 am
    Kendra sheds light on a secret and dark pastGettyThe former Playboy Playmate turned reality TV star opened up on Sunday about the demons that haunted her teenage years.'Everyone thought I was dying'More headlinesKaty Perry goes on Twitter rantTaylor Swift video views spike
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    24 Nov 2014 | 4:39 am
    All the biggest winners from the 2014 AMAsGettyIggy Azalea won her first award. Katy Perry, Beyoncé and Carrie Underwood soaked up some love too. But only one group snagged the top prize.And Artist of the Year goes to ...More AMAs coverageAriana Grande's jazzy act stunsAll the dazzling red carpet looks
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    24 Nov 2014 | 4:39 am
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  • Leslie Braunstein posted blog posts

    20 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    Leslie Braunstein posted blog postsUIP, Criterion Acquire Two MD Apartment Communities For $39.3 MillionLubert-Adler Sells 320-Unit Apartment Community in Houston
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    Brian Klebash posted eventsThe Southern California Apartment SummitDecember 16, 2014 from 7:30am to 3pmThe Southwest Data Center SummitDecember 17, 2014 from 7:30am to 3pm
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    13 Nov 2014 | 11:27 am
    Deputy Managing Editor posted an eventThe OSCRE Forum: Innovating with Information at OnlineNovember 20, 2014 from 11am to 12pm"Making Information Exchange Standards Work", A Practical Guide to Implementing Standards (11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Time)Thinking about implementing Standards? This "How To" webinar is all about the practicalities of implementing standards. Leading companies are developing strategies for implementing standards by selecting the standards that fit. For example, OSCRE standards are being implemented by major corporate and investment end users such as IBM,…
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    5 Nov 2014 | 1:19 am
    Deputy Managing Editor posted an event"Zero Net Energy Buildings: Building Intelligent Controls Driving Success" Research Webinar at OnlineNovember 6, 2014 from 12pm to 1pmZero Net Energy Buildings: Building Intelligent Controls Driving Success Research Project The CABA Intelligent & Integrated Buildings Council (IIBC) and New Buildings Institute would like to invite you to the Webinar on the “Zero Net Energy Buildings: Building Intelligent Controls Driving Success" Research Project.Come learn how your organization can become involved in helping to shape the focus and scope…
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  • Branson MO Real Estate Trends for November 2014

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

    Steve Mattison, Ozarksagent Steve Mattison - ABR, e-Pro - Branson (Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Realty of Branson)
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:32 am
    Lakeview lots on Stormy Point in Branson! OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescriptionNeighborhood $89,700 Lots and Land Main Features Lot: 0.77 acre(s) Location Lots 8, 14A &15A Southview CtBranson, MO 65616USA Steve Mattison ABR e-Pro Keller Williams Tri-lakes(417) 336-4999steve@ozarksagent.comhttp://www.ozarksagent.com          Listed by: Keller Williams Tri-Lakes (BSF) 417-336-4999 Our recent listings Lakeview lots on Stormy Point in Branson!Lakeview lots on Stormy Point in Branson!One level ranch home on almost level lotsLake home with privacy and access.Home for the horse lover…
  • Branson Real Estate Market Report for October 2014

    Steve Mattison, Ozarksagent Steve Mattison - ABR, e-Pro - Branson (Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Realty of Branson)
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:40 pm
    The data on this page is consolidated from multiple sources and includes current listings, recent sales, and more. Whether you're a buyer or seller, the knowledge you gain will help put you in control of your real estate transactions. Call or email anytime to discuss how this information can benefit you! Price Trends - Sold vs. ListedMarket Analysis   Understand the difference between "listing prices" (what sellers are asking for) and "sold prices" (what buyers are willing to pay). By comparing these price trends, you'll have a good idea of where the market is heading. The median listing and…
  • Branson Real Estate Market Report for August 2014

    Steve Mattison, Ozarksagent Steve Mattison - ABR, e-Pro - Branson (Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Realty of Branson)
    17 Aug 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Local real estate conditions are changing and your Ozarksagent provides valuable, up-to-date information. Market Area: 65616 Listing Price $206,720 Listing Price Trend -0% Sold Price $207,120 Sold Price Trend + 53.45% Just a fraction of what's happening...click now to view more local market conditions! Buying or selling a home involves many factors. Stay on top of current community trends by viewing these listing and sale prices, demographics, school performance, area comparisons, and more. Of course, you can always call or email for help understanding what this information really means for…
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    Steve Mattison, Ozarksagent Steve Mattison - ABR, e-Pro - Branson (Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Realty of Branson)
    12 Aug 2014 | 3:39 pm
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  • 7 ways to maximize your happiness this Thanksgiving

    Bernice Ross
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:31 am
    With the 24-hour news cycle constantly blasting bad news about school shootings, depressed economies and the spread of Ebola, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the negativity. Rather than succumbing to the negativity, shift your focus to gratitude this Thanksgiving -- it is the true secret of happiness ...
  • Homes take longer to sell when the listing agent is spread too thin

    Andrea V. Brambila
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:15 am
    New business is usually a welcome event for a real estate agent, but how busy is too busy for an agent? Turns out agents with 15 or more listings may take as much as 26 percent longer to sell a ...
  • Do you dial, text or swipe? Dottie Herman

    Inman
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:31 am
    Reality TV shows make it look easy, but real estate is a very competitive business. Dottie Herman of Douglas Elliman talks about what it takes to succeed in the business today ...
  • Hacker profile: Meghan Kilgore

    Paul Hagey
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:55 am
    As lead data analyst at Redfin, Meghan Kilgore uses data to understand what improvements will drive increased customer satisfaction, and partners with the brokerage's agents and engineers to implement those improvements. ...
  • Portal Watch (and more): Awakening the giant

    Inman
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Quote of the week (Well ... actually, quote of the decade): “Storm clouds are coming.” -- Gary Keller, co-founder of Keller Williams. When? 2005, when he predicted the Great Recession and poised his feisty firm to truly compete with the big guys ...
 
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  • Build on a Point at Maple Lake

    Craig Mische
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:33 am
    Two Maple Lake lots are now for sale at the end of Maple Springs Drive. Some of the highest valued real estate at 830 acre Maple Lake in Alexandria have a Maple Springs address. Recently platted, the two lots are on a point and have high quality shoreline for swimming. Lot 1 is .56 acre with 100 feet of frontage and it will be possible from a home to have lake views in all four directions. The same views are possible at Lot 2 as well. Its size is 1.12 acres and has 351 feet of lakeshore. Both have city sewer available. Both are going to wonderful settings for a new home and there are many…
  • Alexandria, MN Real Estate : Lake Lot Sales

    Craig Mische
    15 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Lake lot for sale at Bedman Drive at Lake Ida in Alexandria, MN…MLS 10-15502…$375,000 32 lake lots (lake frontage, not common or deeded) have sold in the Alexandria, MN real estate market per the Greater Alexandria Area Association of REALTORS Multiple Listing Service since the beginning of 2014. Compared to the same period in 2013, 17 fewer lake lots have sold. These numbers may not seem outstanding but compare them to the same period in 2007 which had a total of 15 sales and it’s an improvement. Good news is the median sale price has risen this year. During the 2013…
  • Real Estate Searches

    Craig Mische
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:49 am
    This morning I made a slight change to how real estate search results appear. As an example, if you are viewing homes for sale in Alexandria, the results will be ordered by listings that have recently been changed. It could be a home new to the market, one that had a price change or some other change to the MLS such as new photos or changes to the property information. Most often the homes that appear at the top will be there because of price changes or because they are new real estate listings in the Greater Alexandria Area Association of REALTORS Multiple Listing Service. If you want to…
  • Smart Phones, Tablets and Phablets for Real Estate

    Craig Mische
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Each day I check my Google Analytics account for how I am doing with searches for Alexandria, Minnesota real estate. Some of the data that I am able to see is if a visitor is using a desktop computer, mobile phone or tablet. Close to 50% of my visitors are using either a smart phone or tablet. If you are amongst those perusing real estate for sale the Greater Alexandria Area using iOS or Android devices, hopefully you have discovered that you can navigate through property photos by tapping the photo. Trying to hit the arrow buttons would be challenging so if you just tap anywhere within the…
  • Broadway Redesign, Four Months in Four Minutes

    Craig Mische
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:33 am
    Alexandria Light and Power has a camera aimed at Broadway in Alexandria and put together a time lapse video showing the work in 4 minutes and thirty-four seconds. The work began in May of 2014 and Broadway was re-opened earlier this month. The finishing touches such as planting trees is still underway but there no longer are any detours. Yay.
 
 
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    HUD Press Releases

  • HUD Secretary Castro Offers $30 Million Grants to Help Transform Communities

    20 Nov 2014 | 4:07 am
    AUSTIN, TX - U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro today announced funding available to help local communities across the country to redevelop severely distressed public and HUD-assisted housing and transform surrounding neighborhoods. This funding is subject to increase if there is an FY2015 appropriation. Part of the Obama Administration's effort to build Ladders of Opportunity to the middle class, HUD is offering grants of up to $30 million through its Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Program to support locally driven solutions for transforming neighborhoods…
  • HUD and Census Bureau Announce New Residential Construction Activity in October

    19 Nov 2014 | 4:07 am
    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau today announced the following new residential construction statistics for October 2014.
  • FHA Issues Annual Financial Status Report to Congress

    17 Nov 2014 | 4:07 am
    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today released its annual report to Congress on the financial condition of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Mutual Mortgage Insurance (MMI) Fund. The independent actuarial report shows that FHA's Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund (MMIF) has improved going from a negative value to a growth of $21 billion within two years. Read a comprehensive summary of the report released today.
 
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    What's New on HUDclips

  • HUD-9's

    19 Nov 2014 | 1:18 am
    9549, 9549a, 9549b, 9549c, 9549d, & 9549e - Updated expiration date
  • HUD-4's

    19 Nov 2014 | 1:16 am
    40030, 40054, 40055, 40056, 40057, 40058, 40061, 40072, 4730, & 4730SP - Updated expiration date
  • Federal Registers

    19 Nov 2014 | 12:55 am
    FR-5752-N-91 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Grant Application-Continuum of Care Registration FR-5752-N-92 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Annual Adjustment Factors (AAF) Rent Increase Requirement FR-5752-N-93 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Emergency Homeownership Loan Program-Data Requirements FR-5752-N-94 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: HOPE VI Public Housing Programs FR-5752-N-95 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Regional Analysis of Impediments Guidance for…
  • Form HUD-HUD-92420M

    16 Nov 2014 | 11:42 pm
    Subordination Agreement (.docx) - to be used for transactions where HUD issued a firm commitment dated on or after August 10, 2014.
  • Federal Registers

    16 Nov 2014 | 11:40 pm
    FR-5756-N-40 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Dispute Resolution Program FR-5759-N-15 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Choice Neighborhoods
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    Real Estate Broker Market News- IQ Real Estate

  • Free Real Estate Marketing

    24 Nov 2014 | 7:55 am
    Get quality referrals and leads. Post Flash Property Listings (up to 10 photos per listing, no limits). Upgrade to Photo / Premium Broker / Agent Listing for free. If you are a 4-Star Agent or Broker, you should check IQRealEstate.com out. Over 900,000 agents listed. We are by far the Fastest Growing Directory online. Over 300,000 pages indexed in search engines. Be IQ Smart.
  • Prudential Horizon Realty Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Brokerage Network

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:55 am
    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, today announced that Prudential Horizon Realty has joined the ne
  • Staying Ahead of the Burbank Market with Maximum Exposure and Up-to-Date, Accurate Listings

    19 Nov 2014 | 7:55 am
    Brad Korb, broker/owner of The Brad Korb Real Estate Group in Burbank, Calif., uses Zillow to stay on top in his local market. As both a Zillow Premier Agent and a Zillow Pro for Brokers partner, Korb's agents benefit from immense exposure in the Burbank area and up-to-date, accurate listings. In the following interview, Korb […]
  • Staying Ahead of the Burbank Market with Maximum Exposure and Up-to-Date, Accurate Listings

    19 Nov 2014 | 7:55 am
    Brad Korb, broker/owner of The Brad Korb Real Estate Group in Burbank, Calif., uses Zillow to stay on top in his local market. As both a Zillow Premier Agent and a Zillow Pro for Brokers partner, Korb's agents benefit from immense exposure in the Burbank area and up-to-date, accurate listings. In the following interview, Korb […]
  • Saint John real estate market worst in decades, experts say

    19 Nov 2014 | 7:55 am
    Real estate observers say the market in Saint John is the worst they've seen in three decades. Close to 10 per cent of the homes listed for sale in the greater Saint John area this year have been foreclosed on by banks or other lenders. Hodges Hamm, a long-time real estate agent and broker, says 210 of the Saint John Real Estate Board listings, so far this year, are foreclosures.
 
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    Planetizen: The Urban Planning, Design, and Development Network

  • Portland to Evaluate Neighborhood Greenway Program

    Planetizen
    23 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Portland will launch an effort to evaluate and improve its influential neighborhood greenway system of bike friendly residential corridors.
  • Bridging the Gap in the Los Angeles River Greenway

    Planetizen
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    A new trail segment along the Los Angeles River breaks ground in a park-poor neighborhood as part of the countywide Los Angeles River revitalization.
  • Focus on Scale-Up, Not Start-Up

    Planetizen
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Jose Corona of Inner City Advisors urges: to truly transform local neighborhoods, we must shift our attention to invest in enterprise scale, not start-ups, as a long-lasting solution for creating good jobs.
  • What Can Vancouver Teach Melbourne?

    Planetizen
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Melbourne has topped numerous global lists for its quality of life, but it certainly has room to improve. Former Vancouver Planning Director Brent Toderian sees lessons from his hometown for the world class city down under.
  • Restructured Gas Tax, EV Fees Proposed in Wisconsin

    Planetizen
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Gov. Scott Walker's transportation secretary is proposing a four-part tax, fee, and transfer plan to raise $750 million over the next two years. It would lower the gas tax while adding a wholesale sales tax and charge EVs and hybrids an annual fee.
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    Business Insider

  • KRUGMAN: 'Angry Billionaires' Like Paul Singer Are Just Wrong About Inflation

    Henry Blodget and Alex Kuzoian
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:44 am
    New York Times columnist and Princeton economist Paul Krugman spoke with our own Henry Blodget about a range of topics. In this clip, Krugman responds to Paul Singer's criticism that there's been a 'Krugmanization' of economics and talks inflation. Produced by Alex Kuzoian. Additional camera by Graham Flanagan and Devan Joseph. Follow BI Video: On YouTubeJoin the conversation about this story »
  • What Are Traders Chatting About Right Now? Trading Volumes... (DIA, SPY, SPX, QQQ)

    Sam Ro
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:42 am
    JonesTrading's Dave Lutz has a rundown of what traders are talking about right now. Good Morning!   Futures are starting higher, with Nasdaq and S&P adding 25bp on the back of strong markets overseas.   Europe has added 1%, and the DAX 70bp, as EU Banks are extending Friday’s Draghi gains – SX7E up 6% in 2 days.   Germany’s IFO comes in better, following last week’s better ZEW, so the EU Consumer issues are having a good day.  Despite this being a Holiday week, Volumes are impressive, with Germany trading 40% heavy to recent trends.  …
  • 10 Things You Need To Know Before The Opening Bell (DIA, SPY, SPX, QQQ, INTC)

    Mike Bird and Sam Ro
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:20 am
    Good morning! At the start of a new week, here are the major stories likely to have an impact as markets open.  Russia Is Losing $140 Billion Per Year. "We are losing around $40 billion per year due to geopolitical sanctions and we are losing some $90 to $100 billion per year due to oil prices falling 30 percent," Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said Monday. Western economies including the US and EU have imposed sanctions on Russia ove the conflict in Ukraine. It’s The Deadline For A Deal With Iran. Time runs out Monday for the biggest chance in years to resolve the Iranian…
  • Women not equal to men: Turkey's Erdogan

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:19 am
    Istanbul (AFP) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday declared that women are not equal to men and launched a bitter attack against feminists in Turkey, claiming they reject the concept of motherhood.Speaking at a summit in Istanbul on justice for women, the devoutly Muslim president said that biological differences between women and men meant they cannot serve the same functions in life."Our religion (Islam) has defined a position for women (in society): motherhood," Erdogan told an audience of Turkish women including his own daughter Sumeyye."Some people can understand this,…
  • German industrial output rebounds in September

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Frankfurt (AFP) - Both exports and industrial production bounced back in Germany in September, data showed on Friday, helping to mitigate some of the gloom that has descended on Europe's biggest economy recently.Following a sharper-than-expected slowdown in activity in August resulting from the late timing of the summer holidays, industrial data for September showed a tangible improvement. According to the economy ministry, industrial output rose by 1.4 percent in September, after contracting by 3.1 percent in August. The day before, factory orders had also stabilised from the previous…
 
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    Inman News

  • 7 ways to maximize your happiness this Thanksgiving

    Bernice Ross
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:31 am
    With the 24-hour news cycle constantly blasting bad news about school shootings, depressed economies and the spread of Ebola, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the negativity. Rather than succumbing to the negativity, shift your focus to gratitude this Thanksgiving -- it is the true secret of happiness ...
  • Homes take longer to sell when the listing agent is spread too thin

    Andrea V. Brambila
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:15 am
    New business is usually a welcome event for a real estate agent, but how busy is too busy for an agent? Turns out agents with 15 or more listings may take as much as 26 percent longer to sell a ...
  • Do you dial, text or swipe? Dottie Herman

    Inman
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:31 am
    Reality TV shows make it look easy, but real estate is a very competitive business. Dottie Herman of Douglas Elliman talks about what it takes to succeed in the business today ...
  • Hacker profile: Meghan Kilgore

    Paul Hagey
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:55 am
    As lead data analyst at Redfin, Meghan Kilgore uses data to understand what improvements will drive increased customer satisfaction, and partners with the brokerage's agents and engineers to implement those improvements. ...
  • Portal Watch (and more): Awakening the giant

    Inman
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Quote of the week (Well ... actually, quote of the decade): “Storm clouds are coming.” -- Gary Keller, co-founder of Keller Williams. When? 2005, when he predicted the Great Recession and poised his feisty firm to truly compete with the big guys ...
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    All HW content

  • Home prices dropped in September for the first time since January

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    At the national level, Black Knight’s September home price index reports that U.S. home prices were down slightly in September - the first time any decrease had been observed since January 2014.
  • Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Mortgage giants warm to principal reduction?

    23 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Is principal reduction about to become more common? Who hit the bulls-eye in forecasting 2014, and who just offered bull? And of those hawkeye prognosticators, what do they have to say about 2015? Get it here and get it early.
  • $4.8 billion portfolio of Fannie, Freddie MSRs hits market

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:19 pm
    "These offerings provide an excellent opportunity to finish off your year with the purchase of a substantial amount of extremely low interest rate, high quality MSRs from a highly reputable mortgage banking company," said Interactive Mortgage Advisors, which is acting as the exclusive broker for the seller.
  • Want a free Bentley? Sell this house

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Whoever finds a buyer for the nearly $10 million home will not only get his or her commission on the sale, the seller is also throwing in a new a 2015 Bentley at no charge. Just consider it a little cherry on top of your normal compensation.
  • SEC grants Bank of America relief in $16 billion settlement

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:04 pm
    The record-setting settlement between Bank of America, the U.S. Department of Justice, certain federal agencies and six states to resolve claims over toxic residential mortgage-backed securities can finally proceed after the bank was granted relief by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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    House Price Crash News Blog

  • Reuters: China ready to cut rates again on fears of deflation

    alan
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:23 am
    "China's leadership and central bank are ready to cut interest rates again and also loosen lending restrictions, concerned that falling prices could trigger a surge in debt defaults, business failures and job losses, said sources involved in policy-making". "Many Chinese economists had been calling for bolder policy actions, as recent data showed the economy losing more steam in the fourth quarter and consumer price inflation falling. Full-year growth is on track to undershoot the government’s 7.5 percent target and mark the weakest expansion in 24…
  • Department for Communities and Local Government: House Building: September Quarter 2014, England

    quiet guy
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:23 am
    Free markets generally respond to demand and rising prices with innovation and supply. Except when it comes to buidling houses it seems. Compare completions for housebuilding with prices over a similar period: http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/nov/20/britain-net-worth-rises. This is where I found the DCLG report: http://www.insidehousing.co.uk/home/blogs/stuttering-starts/7006963.blog
  • Mail: Blow for George Osborne as government borrowing RISES sending the country's debt pile to £1.5 TRILLION

    hpwatcher
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Borrowing increased by £3.7 billion in the 12 months to October UK's debt pile has now hit £1.5 trillion up £150 billion in just a year Debt now represents 79.5 per cent of Britain's entire economic output
  • Portfolio Adviser: China’s surprise rate cut sends shares soaring

    jack c
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:27 am
    China has cut interest rates for the first time in over two years in an effort to drive economic growth. The People’s Bank of China cut the one-year deposit rate by 25 basis points and one-year benchmark lending rates by 40 basis points, representing a surprise turnaround in policy. Stalls in factory growth and the property market have contributed to the slowest rate of economic expansion that China has experienced in nearly a quarter of a century. The FTSE 100 is trading up 76 points (1.14%) at 6754, largely due to the move by China.
  • Guardian: New Era estate scandal: families at the mercy of international speculators

    mountain goat
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:31 am
    Homes across London have turned into an international asset class and their residents now live in financial instruments
 
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    The Housing Chronicles Blog

  • BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 11/21/14

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 11/21/14 on the Web. In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:Existing home sales rose in October to highest annual rate in over a yearLeading Economic Index rose sharply in October as economic expansion continuesCPI unchanged in October, up by 1.7 percent over previous 12 monthsInitial unemployment claims fall by 2,000 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
  • BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 11/20/14

    20 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 11/20/14 on the Web. In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:Builder confidence rises four points in November to 58Overall housing starts dipped in October even as single-family starts rose four percent Building permits rose sharply in October to six-year highProducer Price Index up by 0.2 percent in October and just 1.5 percent over previous 12 months Want to advertise in the newsletter and reach over 130,000 readers? Contact National Sales Manager Nick Cosan at…
  • BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 11/18/14

    18 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 11/18/14 on the Web. In this separate issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:Consumer sentiment rises to seven-year high in NovemberRetail sales rebounded strongly in October, heralding a strong holiday sales seasonEmpire State Manufacturing Survey continued to expand in NovemberIndustrial production edged down slightly in October as capacity utilization remains slightly below long-term averageBusiness inventories rose slightly in September as sales remained flat Want to advertise in the…
  • November column for Builder & Developer magazine now online

    14 Nov 2014 | 2:07 pm
    My column for the November 2014 issue of Builder and Developer magazine is now posted online.For this issue, entitled "Where are the First-Tme Homebuyers?" I was struck by the decline in first-time homebuyers in recent months and wanted to investigate further.  An excerpt:During the month of September, while both new and existing home sales rose slightly, there was one group which continues to remain somewhat on the sidelines: the first-time buyer. According to the National Association of Realtors®, in September the share of first-time buyers was 29 percent for the third straight…
  • BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 11/14/14

    14 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 11/14/14 on the Web.In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:Initial unemployment claims rise by 12,000 in latest reportJob openings declined to 4.7 million in September even as quits rate roseWholesale inventories rose more than expected in SeptemberMortgage applications fall 0.9 percent in latest survey as rates rebounds slightlyWant 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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    NHC Open House Blog

  • What we have planned for 2015 and beyond

    12 Nov 2014 | 9:43 am
    by Chris Estes, National Housing ConferenceWith the midterm elections over, Washington turns to analysis of what the elections results mean and, more importantly, what the new power dynamic means and what newly elected members of Congress will do when they enter office.For all of us the real question is, what does this mean for the affordable housing movement in terms of resources and legislation? This is what the next two years look like from my vantage point.In the “lame duck” session we remain hopeful for passage of a tax extenders bill that will bring price stability to the 9% housing…
  • Focused on our strengths: The Center’s recent work in its four key research areas

    12 Nov 2014 | 8:42 am
    Developing solutions through researchby Lisa Sturtevant, Ph.D, National Housing ConferenceThe mission of the Center for Housing Policy, NHC’s research division, is to increase awareness of housing needs and to identify effective and promising policy solutions to housing challenges. The Center bridges the gap between research and practice through accessible and relevant research and outreach to practitioners and policymakers. The Center’s work is organized around four research areas: Housing Affordability, Housing Intersections, Inclusive Communities and Housing Demand. In recent months,…
  • Vermont Housing & Conservation Board awards $3.65 million for statewide affordable housing projects

    12 Nov 2014 | 7:57 am
    News from NHC's family of membersby Radiah Shabazz, National Housing ConferenceLast month NHC member Vermont Housing & Conservation Board (VHCB) awarded over $3 million in grants and loans for land conservation and affordable housing projects across the state.  The funds will be used primarily to preserve, rehabilitate and create over 150 affordable homes and conserve almost 1,200 acres of farmland across the state. The funds were dispersed to ten communities across Vermont and have been allocated to the Burlington Housing Authority, Champlain Housing Trust, Housing Vermont,…
  • NHC members celebrate opening of affordable housing developments in two Chicago neighborhoods

    12 Nov 2014 | 7:55 am
    News from NHC's family of membersby Radiah Shabazz, National Housing ConferenceTwo Chicago neighborhoods recently celebrated the opening of affordable housing developments, and NHC members The Community Builders, Inc. and Volunteers of America were responsible for making the action happen. In the Englewood neighborhood, Volunteers of America celebrated the opening of Hope Manor II, an affordable mixed-use development designed for previously homeless veterans, or veterans at risk of homelessness, and their families. Englewood’s Hope Manor II will house 73 veterans and their families, and…
  • The U.S can show Ireland the way on mortgages

    12 Nov 2014 | 6:34 am
    What we're buildingby Ethan Handelman, National Housing ConferenceU.S. mortgage regulators made a wise decision last month to keep mortgage credit available to people of modest means, but Ireland may go in the opposite direction. Ireland’s central bank has proposed limiting most mortgages to those with a 20 percent down payment, but has recently signaled it may back off.  Our friends across the pond are facing, in essence, the same question we just resolved. How many people are we willing to exclude from homeownership in an attempt to avoid repeating the mortgage bubble?After several…
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    The Official Real"ad"tor Awards

  • Vroom vroom! Brent Roberts drives a Lamborghini Gallardo

    blairedwards
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Look how much money I make! -Brent Roberts Well success is due to hard work and serving your clients interests ahead of your own and no one knows that better then Brent Roberts of Royal Lepage Realty in Surrey British Columbia.  As this actual photo from the Multiple Listing Service listing of a client’s property shows, Brent has hired a professional photographer to capture the essence of his listing and to make this townhome look like a million bucks. How do you make a $299,000 list price townhouse look like a potential dwelling for the rich and famous you ask? Well my friend…
  • Help me Realtor!

    blairedwards
    24 Feb 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Help me Realtor! Send us your funny, your stupid, your weird, your tasteless, your ugly, your sick, your perverted, your…  You get the idea, we just can’t do it here at “Real-Ad-tor Awards” without the help of our extensive spy network of contributors and ex-members of the Romanian Secuitate.
  • Things are just plain Wacko in Calgary

    blairedwards
    30 Dec 2013 | 5:44 pm
    You’d be crazy not to use her If you think prices in Calgary, Alberta are insane then you would be crazy not to use Wendy Wacko of Royal LePage Foothills Realty. Getting through all the deal paperwork can make you go nuts and having a trusted Realtor advisor clears the mind like only electric shock therapy can. You’ll be delirious with the fruity maniacal laughter of success when Wendy gets you the nutty as a fruitcake deal you’ve been looking for. I can not emphasize enough that you would be of unsound mind after comparing to not use Wendy Wacko. No screwball moves here…
  • Moist Realtors – TMI ?

    blairedwards
    6 Dec 2013 | 11:01 am
    Moist Realtors of Yucaipa California Some may think this Web Site is very TMI but the sexy lady Realtors, and yes all ten of them are ladies, do not think so.  Here in Yucaipa Cailfornia the dry climate makes one thirsty for a good agent. Agents with a dry sense of humour need not apply, you need to be dripping with dew and beaming with a post climatic glow to work for Team Moist.  In order to penetrate the Yucaipa market one must be well lubricated with  local real estate knowledge and ready to do the deed transfer at any moment. We just can’t make this stuff up, and why would we?
  • Century 21 ? Oh my my

    blairedwards
    26 Nov 2013 | 9:34 am
    Remember the Gold Jackets?  How about “We’re national but neighborly”? Kiss away the $100′s of millions of advertising spent over decades establishing a brand that is synonymous with real estate in North America and all the popular culture references that reinforce this icon status, like in the Michael Keaton movie Betelgeuse for example. Nope, in 2013 we are the outfit that handles your home like the toxic waste that it is and we admit we don’t need to be very bright to do it.  We are here to insult your intelligence by juxtaposing a physicist for a Realtor…
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    Austin Texas Real Estate Blog

  • Nissan Sentra Commercial - "Total Eclipse of the Heart" - My Humble Analysis

    Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC)
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:23 am
    I am not posing as a marketing expert, although I have always loved learning about marketing and advertisting, and I took every class on the subject when I was in college, and I've read so many books on this topic that my wife wonders when I will write one.  Having said that, as a consumer who has watched entirely too much TV in my lifetime, I do feel uniquely qualified to analyze commercials. Yesterday, I saw the ad below several times while watching NFL football. It's a 30-second spot for the 2014 Nissan Sentra. It features a group of 20-something friends headed to Vegas. They get so…
  • How to Win as a Buyer in a Seller's Market

    Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC)
    16 Nov 2014 | 10:51 am
    Over the past couple of years, I would estimate that 60-70% of the deals I've handled have involved multiple offers. If a home is priced correctly, it will sell. Even though we're in a seasonally slow time of year, the last two offers I wrote for buyer clients were turned down, even though both of them were above full price.  If you're a buyer in a strong seller's market, it's important to "bring your A game" when it's time to make an offer. Using a hypothetical situation, if a home is priced at $395,000, and you think you may end up competing with another buyer, you are probably wasting…
  • "Zeroscaping" And Other Landscaping Misconceptions

    Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC)
    6 Nov 2014 | 3:48 am
    "Zeroscaping" doesn't exist. You may have heard a friend talking about "Zeroscaping" their new home, especially around Austin where it seems we are constantly under various watering restrictions. Simply put, there is no such thing as "Zeroscaping". The word you're looking for when talking about landscaping that requires minimal watering is "Xeriscape". It's derived from the Greek word "Xeros", meaning "dry". I hear the incorrect word often, even from other agents sometimes. Xeriscaping doesn't mean creating a rock garden of your yard. Many people think Xeriscaping your yard means…
  • So, why IS everyone moving to Texas?

    Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC)
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:12 am
    Austin's booming real estate market has been in the news a lot lately, and there is ample evidence that the city itself is growing by leaps and bounds, but why? What siren song is leading people to abandon their home states and move to the Capital of the Lone Star State? According to a recent article in CNN Money, the answer is a combination of job growth, high pay, and ample housing development, unencumbered by excessive regulation. Austin has a higher median income than most states, and housing prices are lower than in many other states. (While the CNN Money article states the median home…
  • Finding a Job in Austin, Texas

    Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC)
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:27 am
    As most people know, there are plenty of good reasons to move to Austin, Texas.   Incredible live music? Check. Burgeoning film scene? Check. Hip and happening culture? Done. Another good reason you may not already be aware of is our awesome job market.  Austin is swiftly securing its spot among other tech industry destinations such as Palo Alto, California and Seattle, Washington. Some of the big-name tech giants who have found a home here in Austin include Apple, Google, Samsung, and Dell. In addition to these monoliths, there are some really great start-ups like Spiceworks and…
 
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    Web Real Estate Tools

  • Realtor safety app

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

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

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

    Peter Toner
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:14 pm
    Map out your home sales and embed them on your WordPress real estate site ! A new add-on for Google sheets – part of the Google docs online service, now enables mapping from spreadsheets. The Mapping Sheets add-on provides an almost ridiculously easy way to plot your data onto a Google Map... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • WordPress titles and descriptions SEO guide

    Peter Toner
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:46 pm
    Using WordPress titles and descriptions for better SEO. The previous post discussed HTML tags and image optimization to enhance the search engine results for your WordPress real estate site. This follow up post builds on that foundation. Again, lets use this page as the example of how to set up... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    St. John's Real Estate Homes for Sale

  • 2 apartment Investment property in Paradise 39 Fred W Brown Drive

    Stephen Winters
    1 Nov 2014 | 4:05 am
    Looking for a great investment property?!! Live in an almost brand new home, quickly build equity and avail of financial security! 39 Fred W Brown Drive is a split entry 2 Apartment home with ALL the bells and whistles! From the dark hardwood, center island, open concept, pot lighting in kitchen, up graded fixtures, headers, ceramics in all wet areas, en-suite of Master, stainless steel appliances, microwave/range hood, fridge with water and ice dispenser on main. Completed rec room. Lower level 2 bedroom apartment is above ground with ground level entry,lots of natural lighting, spacious,…
  • St. John’s Average House Price September 2014

    Stephen Winters
    6 Oct 2014 | 4:29 am
    St. John’s Real Estate Stats for September 2014 Total # of MLS Listings = 1111 Total # of Sales [Sept] = 430 Number of Active Listings for Sale in Newfoundland = 5508 Numbers are based on both residential and commercial listings/sales Here is a break down by area for September: St. John’s: Listings = 291 Sales = 86 Sales/Listings Ratio = 30% Average sale price for a home in St. John’s: $321,928 for the month of September and the 12 month average $345,988 Mount Pearl: Listings = 52 Sales = 17 Sales/Listings Ratio = 33% Average Sale Price (12 month average): $298,465 Paradise:…
  • 46 Mountbatten Drive – Bally Hally East End home for sale

    Stephen Winters
    4 Oct 2014 | 4:12 am
     **SOLD** If you are looking for a 4 bedroom 2-story home that includes all the extras then look no further! This home has it all! Enjoy new kitchen cabinets and propane fireplace in this open concept kitchen & dining area. Large center island with wine cooler. There is a separate family room as well as a separate living room for entertaining. Hardwood & ceramic floors throughout the entire home. Four large bedrooms on the second floor. Master has walk-in closet and an ensuite with custom glass shower & marble tiles. The main bathroom has a jacuzzi soaker tub and a separate…
  • 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 $315,000  Contact Fraser or Stephen Winters for additional information.
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    Miami Beach Real Estate Blog

  • Edgewater’s Bay Park Tower Penthouse #1 Just Sold by Ashton Coleman

    Ashton Coleman
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Edgewater’s Bay Park Tower Penthouse #1 Just Sold by Ashton Coleman Rarely available corner penthouse on a building by the bay in sought after Edgewater area with spectacular views of the bay, Miami Skyline, Miami Beach and beautiful sunsets from an amazing 1,600 square feet terrace. Updated European style kitchen and bathroom with unique terrazzo floors and plenty of windows. Enjoy the pool by the bay, BBQ area, deck, full gym, tennis court, 24 hrs. security and valet. Edgewater’s Bay Park Tower Penthouse Specs: Penthouse with 1,600 Square Feet of Terrace Space Built in 1961…
  • Miami Beach Real Estate Sales | Summer vs. Winter Season

    Ashton Coleman
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Miami Beach Real Estate Sales | Summer vs. Winter Season The old adage that summer months are dead in Miami ended many years ago. Summer months are strong and may actually be a better time period in selling premier real estate than the winter months when things ‘cool’ off. Right now the weather is gorgeous and the time when many love to visit Miami. Its 77 degrees & Sunny today with an exuberance felt with the changing season. Snow Birds are beginning to flock here for these winter months with the majority of luxury seasonal rentals absorbed. Miami Beach Luxury Condo Sales…
  • Sunny Isles Beach Luxury Oceanfront Condo Market Index | October 2014

    Ashton Coleman
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Sunny Isles Beach Luxury Oceanfront Condo Market Index | October 2014 | Edition #13 Here are the latest statistics & trends comparing luxury real estate from the July 2014 & September 2013 Indexes to the October 2014 Sunny Isles Beach Condo Market Index including premier oceanfront condo towers such as Regalia, Chateau Beach, Acqualina, JADE Ocean, JADE Beach, Turnberry Ocean Colony, Trump Palace, Trump Royale, Ocean Four, Sayan, Trump Towers, Pinnacle & Millennium. I’ve excluded condo hotel properties from this research including  Trump International Beach…
  • Just Listed | La Perla 4004 | A Luxury Highrise on Sunny Isles Beach

    Ashton Coleman
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:19 am
    Just Listed | La Perla 4004 | A Luxury Highrise on Sunny Isles Beach Welcome home to La Perla Sunny Isles where views, luxuries and the ultimate Miami lifestyle are found at an excellent price. Extraordinary Atlantic Ocean & City Views from this high floor facing North. Easy to lease with a lenient rental policy for investors and spacious enough for an end user with larger family. La Perla is a luxury highrise building with great amenities and low maintenance. Right beside the newly renovated Historic Pier & Restaurant of Sunny Isles. Call Today for an easy showing and before this…
  • Ritz Carlton Bal Harbour vs. ONE Bal Harbour – No Rhyme or Reason?

    Ashton Coleman
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Ritz Carlton Bal Harbour vs. ONE Bal Harbour – No Rhyme or Reason? Savvy investors are watching the all new Ritz Carlton Bal Harbour very closely as it takes control of management for what was once known as ONE Bal Harbour. In researching the values for a friend, we find they are skewed with this new transition and yet speculative that very soon they may reach $1,500 plus per square foot. Today’s sellers have more confidence than ever in future values based on the strength of the brand known as Ritz-Carlton. Is there any rhyme or reason to today’s values? Where will these…
 
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    Real Estate Investing Blog

  • Tips for Real Estate Investors

    Joel Cone
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Investors are attracted to investing in real estate because the potential for profit is tremendous.  However, the possibility of losing it all is always lurking in the back of investors’ minds because, as with any investment, there is risk involved. Successful real estate investing is achievable at any point in time, despite the economic conditions.  Although change is inevitable, the risk involved is manageable, as long as the investor continues to follow a few basic principles. Read the rest of Tips for Real Estate Investors » For more articles like this, please visit our Real…
  • 5 Prospering Markets for Real Estate Investors

    Jennifer Riner
    3 Nov 2014 | 8:27 pm
    Entering the real estate market is a bold move, especially for those without previous experience in managing or operating rental properties.  Mistakes are common and profit is not guaranteed.  However, location plays a vital role in first-attempt success rates.  Before deciding on a potential investment location, consider trends in both property purchase prices and current rental market strength. Read the rest of 5 Prospering Markets for Real Estate Investors » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2014 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate…
  • Should You Invest in Real Estate With Your IRA?

    Joshua Geary
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:27 pm
    The financial markets have been quite finicky and lackluster over the past several years, with many stocks barely managing to break even after weathering the last financial crisis in 2008.  Pension plans have traditionally invested in stocks and bonds with a moderate to low risk appetite, but if you have been keeping track, you have seen that the returns have been and continue to be dismal. Read the rest of Should You Invest in Real Estate With Your IRA? » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2014 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate…
  • Multi-Family Investment Properties — More Tempting Than Chocolate Cake?

    All Property Management
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:33 pm
    Chocolate cake and real estate.  Probably not a combination you think of very often.  Unless, of course, we’re talking about chocolate chip cookies and open houses, which every agent knows is the winning combination.  Wondering how we can link the two?  Keep reading. Over the past few years, investors looking for single-family rentals have found themselves running into supply issues in certain parts of the county, where institutional investors have scooped up many of the great deals.  That doesn’t mean the smaller investor is out of luck; we just need to think outside the box.
  • Stated Income Loans for Investment Property

    Marco Santarelli
    7 Oct 2014 | 3:44 pm
    Norada Real Estate Investments is pleased to offer our new Stated-Income Mortgage Loans, available on many of our investment properties.  These loans are available on 1-4 units properties with just a minimum mid FICO score of 650.  You can get up to 70% loan-to-value (LTV) with absolutely no personal income verification. Read the rest of Stated Income Loans for Investment Property » 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.
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    Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate News

  • Our Mobile App is the fastest way find Homes For Sale in Woodbridge

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates)
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:58 pm
    A frustrated caller from Woodbridge Virginia said she had found a home on a HomeSnap App. It was in her price range. She was excited. She drove past it and there was no For Sale Sign. She went back home to try and find out more about the home on her desktop computer. She looked on all the big sites and nothing. She began to realize that I was an agent in the area, and decided to reach out for information. This is what I shared with her. The home had been SOLD three and half months ago. The estimated value on HomeSnap was $173,000. It was listed for $176,000. The home was a short sale…
  • Never under estimate an older home. You can transform it.

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates)
    15 Nov 2014 | 11:20 pm
    Have you been thinking of buying a home. However all the homes in your price range seem a bit dated. This blog is for you. Never under estimate a home that has great bones that just needs some updates. You stand to get it for a better price that someone who has paid a contractor to do all the improvements. While on facebook the other day I saw a "How To Video" come across my news feed that made me stop and pause. Check this out. Learn how to update those old 1980's  stair spindles with decorative metal spindles and completely transform a homes entrance.     "I like this so much it…
  • Today's Video Blog-How to find out what your neighbors house sold for

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates)
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:49 pm
    How do you find out what homes are selling for in your neighborhood.  You're not ready to sell. However you are so curious what the homes are selling for down the street or around the corner.  You would like to know if values are going up, leveling off or going down. Well we understand and that's why we  give you access to "Your Neighborhood Tab" on our website. We know you're curious. We know you just want to LOOK. We have no problem with that. Or maybe you have your heart set on buying in a community that you are absolutely are smitten with. The only thing is you are not ready to talk…
  • You have decided you want to buy another home...

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates)
    6 Nov 2014 | 4:31 am
    You have decided you want to buy another home. The home you have now is not working for you anymore for whatever reason. The very first step is to get Pre-approved for a home loan! This is the step you take before contacting a REALTOR or accepting your new position in a new area across the country. Why? Because you must know what is possible. Find out if you must sell your home before you purchase another home If the answer is you do not need to sell first,move forward.  Hire a REALTOR to help you negotiate for a your home of choice.. Once negotiations are finalized. Begin the inspection…
  • Dale City Virginia Home Just Sold in One Week!

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates)
    4 Nov 2014 | 10:31 pm
    "The Cream Puff we listed last week......You Missed It" Homes like this sell fast. If you are searching for such a home, please let us know." UNDER CONTRACT in Less Than a Week! "We took the listing and did a social media blitz and hosted the Open House last Sunday and well, someone beat you to this wonderful home already!" Proof nice homes, in good condition, priced at Fair Market Value sell. The home has been well cared for by the current owner and upgraded over the years. It's warm and inviting and shows well. The home features hardwoods floors, newer windows, newer room, newer appliances…
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    KW Blog

  • KW Commercial Associate Chris Sands Achieves Expansive Growth Through His Different-by-Design Approach

    adminkwblog
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:32 pm
    As the founder and leader of the growing Sands Investment Group (SIG), KW Commercial associate Chris Sands is playing in the big leagues. So far this year, SIG has recorded 57 transactions, closed $80 million in sales – with another $75 million currently in escrow – and handled $220 million in listings. Those big-league numbers are only fitting for a guy who played for two years on the ATP Professional Tennis Tour and also captained the UCLA Men’s Tennis Team. Sands, who started the team in Santa Monica, Calif., joined Keller Williams Commercial in 2010, and today his 27-agent team…
  • How to Quadruple Your Closed Volume in 1 Year

    adminkwblog
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Imagine what your business would look like if you could funnel all your contacts, leads and clients into one database. Take that a step farther and imagine if in that same system, you could create, print and send custom marketing materials as well as manage all of your website listings. What if we told you that Keller Williams associates already have all of that at their fingertips? It is called eEdge. Adam Franzetti, a Keller Williams associate in the Dallas Preston Road market center, took his business from $2 million in closed volume to almost $10 million in just 12 months. Franzetti…
  • Keller Williams Named Top Workplace, Local Living FAVE

    adminkwblog
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:29 am
    It was a big weekend for celebrating Keller Williams in Austin. On Friday night, the Austin Young Chamber of Commerce presented Keller Williams with its Favorite Austin Venture or Enterprise (FAVE) award for local living company. And on Sunday, the Austin American-Statesman once again named Keller Williams a Top Workplace. It also recognized CEO Mark Willis with a Top Workplaces Leadership Award. All of the awards are based on the feedback of members of our community. Check out our article and ad, which ran in a special section of the paper, as well as this video, which captures a few of the…
  • Keller Williams Leaders Sweep NAR Distinguished Service Awards

    adminkwblog
    14 Nov 2014 | 2:31 pm
    During the National Association of REALTORS® Conference and Expo in New Orleans, Mike Brodie of Texas and Jim Helsel of Pennsylvania received the Distinguished Service Award for their exceptional dedication and commitment to the real estate industry. From a NAR member base of more than 1 million, no more than two recipients are selected each year to receive the prestigious award. The Distinguished Service Award is the highest recognition for real estate professionals. Brodie and Helsel were selected based on their active devotion to service at the local, state and national association…
  • Keller Williams Recognized for Commitment to Associate Wellness

    adminkwblog
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:56 am
    The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism (IHC) has recognized Keller Williams with its 2014 Most Effective Private Exchange Implementation Award. Keller Williams was the first real estate franchise to offer a full health care exchange for all associates. Thousands of KW associates have explored the options available through the KW Wellness Benefits Marketplace. The Keller Williams health care exchange is yet another reason Keller Williams is the real estate company of choice. Already recognized for its outstanding culture and being a leading training organization, Keller Williams is setting…
 
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    The Real Deal New York

  • Goldfinger-designed home sells for $29.5M in Southampton

    ChrisC
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The Southampton home A contemporary Myron Goldfinger-designed home on Southampton’s Meadow Lane has sold for $29.5 million. According to Curbed, Goldfinger homes have been seeing a surge in popularity ever since one was featured in a Hamptons party scene in “The Wolf of Wall Street.” This house happens to have been featured in an episode of “Louie.” The home hit the market back in April asking price, $32 million. But after a $2.5 million pricechop and seven months the property is now in contract. The Meadow Lane house was built in 1984 and includes 8,000 square feet of…
  • Nobu at 20

    ChrisC
    23 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Nobu From Luxury Listings NYC: It all started when a Japanese chef and restaurateur, Nobu Matsuhisa, met a customer, actor Robert De Niro, at a small sushi restaurant — Matsuhisa’s first spot — in Beverly Hills in the late ’80s. A few years after that encounter, the two men became business partners and opened the first Nobu restaurant in a warehouse owned by De Niro in Tribeca. [more]
  • Carl Icahn looks to strike a deal with union at Trump Taj Mahal

    ChrisC
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    From left: Carl Icahn and Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City It seems that billionaire investor Carl Icahn is making some concessions in his battle against unionized workers at the bankrupt Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. The casino’s largest debtholder and potential buyer has offered to restore health-care benefits for 1,100 workers — if the union drops its appeal of a court decision that terminated its labor contract, according to the New York Post. Moreover, Icahn has expressed his willingness to give union workers some pension benefits, sources told the Post. In the past Icahn had…
  • Leon Black closes on UES home for $50.25M

    ChrisC
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    From left 19 East 70th Street, Leon and Debra Black Private equity fund giant Leon Black and his wife Debra have closed on their new Upper East Side townhouse for $50.25 million – a quarter of a million more than initially reported. The Italian Renaissance-style limestone mansion was built in 1909 and was occupied by the now-defunct art gallery Knoedler & Company for the last four decades, according to the New York Times. The 30-room mansion features two elevators, a loggia at street level and nearly a dozen fireplaces. Last year, British developer Christian Candy paid $35 million for…
  • Vogue staffers complain of “rat infestation” at 1 WTC

    ChrisC
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:11 am
    One World Trade Center and Anna Wintour Vogue staffers, and especially the magazine’s matriarch, Anna Wintour, are not at all pleased with their new offices at the Durst Organization’s One World Trade Center, citing “a rat infestation.” “It’s true,” sources told People Magazine. “The girls that work there see the droppings everywhere. It’s nasty.” According to another report, Wintour is refusing to enter her office until the building is rat-free. Conde Nast, the WTC’s anchor tenant, began moving employees into the building on November 3. But…
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    Northern Virginia Real Estate Blog

  • Falls Church Charmer Open Sunday November 23

    thebeltteam
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:30 am
    This one of a kind custom charmer will win your heart and it’s open this Sunday, November 23rd from 2-4PM. Stop by 3600 Fairmont Street in Falls Church - $725,000 Along with the open and imaginative floor plan, exceptional features include a delightful screened porch plus a covered front porch, a family room with gas log fireplace, gourmet kitchen that any chef would love, a rec room with wet bar rough-in, huge master suite and 2 car garage. This 3 years young home is sited on a level/usable lot in a fabulous “inside the beltway” location. Great commuting options! So close to the…
  • Fox Mill Manor Drive – Open Sunday, Nov 23rd – Price Improved!

    thebeltteam
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:27 am
    Fabulous Fox Mill Manor Home Open Sunday, November 23rd 1 to 4PM List Price: $1,065,000 (reduced from $1,125,000!)   Beautiful brick front colonial on a gorgeous almost acre lot in wonderful Oakton location! Super floor plan. Spacious gourmet kitchen & sun splashed morning room open to the family rooms with vaulted ceilings & gas fireplace AND and walks out to the fantastic private rear deck/patio with fire pit. Four bedrooms up – including a tray ceiling master suite & 2nd master with private bath. Large finished lower level and 3 car garage!  Price, directions &…
  • Upper Level Unit in Popular Parkfairfax in Alexandria – JUST Listed!

    thebeltteam
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:04 am
    If you’ve been waiting for a top floor unit in Parkfairfax to come on the market, it’s your lucky day – we JUST listed one! This wonderful community overflows with charm & personality. Listed as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places, you’ll find peace & tranquility amidst the woodland trails, plus a location that’s ideal for commuters and  close to the amenities of Shirlington, Old Town & Pentagonm City! Spacious rooms, wood floors & lots of storage complete the package. Price, more information & lots of photos of…
  • 42 Questions To Ask When Selling A Home in Northern VA

    thebeltteam
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Are there questions you should ask your Realtor when you’re selling a home in Northern VA? You betcha! There are more than 10,000 Realtors in Northern VA. So how do you choose the best one for you? Ask LOTS of questions! We provide our clients with a list of 42 great questions to ask. Here’s a sampling of some – along with the reason why you should ask: Q. How long have you been in real estate? Does this really matter? Yes! While new agents can have many skills, there may also be some important ingredients missing: problem solving skills that come from experience for…
  • Fox Mill Manor Drive – Open November 16th

    thebeltteam
    14 Nov 2014 | 7:52 am
    Fabulous Fox Mill Manor Home On Almost An Acre Open Sunday, 11/16 1-4PM Beautiful brick front colonial on a gorgeous almost acre lot in wonderful Oakton location! Super floor plan. Spacious gourmet kitchen & sun splashed morning room open to the family rooms with vaulted ceilings & gas fireplace AND and walks out to the fantastic private rear deck/patio with fire pit. Four bedrooms up – including a tray ceiling master suite & 2nd master with private bath. Large finished lower level and 3 car garage!  Price, directions & more photos of 2938 Fox Mill Manor Drive in Oakton…
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    Corporate Real Estate Network

  • New Hospitality Concepts with the Millennials in Mind

    CRE Editors
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:18 am
    Filmed October 22, 2014, at the ULI Fall Meeting. Explore the latest hotel ideas designed expressly for the millennial market. Hear from the hospitality companies that are packaging these new... Please click on the link to read complete commentary. Thank you!
  • U.S. – Smart Building Data

    CRE Editors
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:17 am
    Three industry experts explain how smart building technology harnesses data, which can be used to garner insights about building operations and energy use. Please click on the link to read complete commentary. Thank you!
  • U.S. – CRE Outsourcing 3.0

    CRE Editors
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:12 am
    What is outsourcing 3.0? JLL’s Americas Leader of Integrated Facilities Management, Maureen Ehrenberg, explains the real estate outsourcing journey, how it has matured and what it means to... Please click on the link to read complete commentary. Thank you!
  • U.S. – Blackbird: JLL’s Site Selection Solution

    CRE Editors
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:45 am
    #JLL’s Michael Startin and David Thom explain the importance of three dimensional data and analysis with Blackbird, JLL’s dynamic geo-spatial intelligence tool for portfolio management and site... Please click on the link to read complete commentary. Thank you!
  • Fall 2014 ULI Foundation Report by Geoffrey Stack and Michael Hayde

    CRE Editors
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:37 am
    Filmed October 22, 2014, at the ULI Fall Meeting in New York City. ULI Foundation Chairman Geoffrey L. Stack and Annual Fund Chairman Michael Hayde present the 2014 ULI Foundation report. Speakers *... Please click on the link to read complete commentary. Thank you!
 
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    Ensor REALTORS®

  • We Just Listed 6010 Shoal Creek Blvd, Austin TX 78757!

    Joseph Ensor
    8 Nov 2014 | 8:13 am
    Shannon & I just listed a beautiful home for sale at 6010 Shoal Creek Blvd, Austin TX 78757. Located in central Austin’s coveted Allandale neighborhood, this 2,152 square foot home has 3 spacious bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and a very rare 3-car garage! This home is located on a huge corner lot (that measures almost a ...
  • We Just Listed 3014 Pace Bend Rd S, Spicewood TX 78669!

    Shannon Ensor
    3 Nov 2014 | 10:20 am
    We just listed a beautifully-remodeled & renovated home at 3014 Pace Bend Rd S, Spicewood TX 78669. Situated on a cliff overlooking the Pedernales River, this 4 bedroom / 3 bathroom home has spectacular sunset views and jaw-dropping features found inside the home! Even without water currently flowing down the Pedernales River, the canyon views ...
  • We Just Listed 3705 Pappys Way, Austin TX 78730!

    Joseph Ensor
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:04 pm
    Shannon & I are very excited to announce our newest real estate listing for sale at 3705 Pappys Way, Austin TX 78730.  This luxury home is located in Greenshores on Lake Austin — a posh enclave of homes with private access to Lake Austin. Tucked discreetly into a cul-de-sac, this spectacular 4,417 sqft home looks ...
  • We Just SOLD 1900 Little Elm # 139, Cedar Park TX 78613!

    Shannon Ensor
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:54 am
    We just listed SOLD 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 ...
  • 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 ...
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    THE TENANT ADVISOR

  • This Week in the Economy

    CoyDavidson
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Stocks Up for 5th Straight Week with Modest Gains All three major stock indexes finished the week with modest gains. The tech heavy Nasdaq finished up 0.52% for the week. The Dow advanced 0.99% and the S&P 500 gained 1.16% for the week. Below are links to the top economic stories for the week: Regional […]
  • This Week’s Recommended Reading

    CoyDavidson
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:09 pm
    5 Articles to Read this Weekend The Shrinking of Personal Space at Work First they came for the offices, replacing four-walls-and-a-door situations with desks in cubicles, even for workers of considerable stature. Now they’re coming for the desks themselves.On both sides of the Atlantic, big companies are moving toward more flexible setups that do away […]
  • 3 Tricky Things in an Office Lease

    CoyDavidson
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:13 pm
    Every office tenant wants the highest quality office space available that fits within their budget. In other words, they want the best value that fits within their total overhead cost structure. The ability to achieve this objective requires an understanding of what drives costs and how to effectively manage them. There are three factors that […]
  • 2014 Global Retail Report

    CoyDavidson
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:07 pm
    A Rising Tide Stirs Cautiously Optimistic Markets Colliers International’s latest Global Retail Highlights report looks at 125 key shopping districts in 50 countries, offering insights into current performance and trends for the near future. A major theme running through this year’s report is that luxury retail continues to show strong growth and is serving as […]
  • This Week’s Recommended Reading

    CoyDavidson
    15 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    5 Articles to Read this Weekend Top 10 Trends Influencing Workplace Design As part of our efforts to keep clients informed, we continuously develop and follow new research in workplace design. We study behavioral science, organizational design, change management, performance metrics, demographics and technological advances – always with an eye toward how they affect the […]
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    Learn Real Estate Investing | Lifestyles Unlimited

  • (November 21, 2014) The Del Walmsley Radio Show: Waking Up To A Nightmare Built By Your Own Hard Work

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/12ae632b8ff7654c86043d8d90b2eb228db07cc8/LURadio1121142.mp3 One of the reasons that Lifestyles Unlimited focuses so strongly on challenging new members to think critically about their map to financial freedom is not only so that they can become better investors, but better choice makers over all. Why do we do this? Believe it or not, but lingering in our cultural predispositions are some of the most illogical ideas ever. Don’t believe us? Today’s show focuses on the tragic true story of a woman whose whole life was…
  • (November 21, 2014) Steve Davis: RE Investment Q & A

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/559b378858d7e437e5a397d0ce47d1d68e0cc73a/LURadio112114.mp3 On today’s LU Podcast, Steve Davis’ phones light up at the start of the show and literally never stop. So, if you’ve been waiting to get a bunch of real estate investment questions answered, this is the broadcast for you! The post (November 21, 2014) Steve Davis: RE Investment Q & A appeared first on Lifestyles Unlimited.
  • (November 20, 2014) The Del Walmsley Radio Show with Special Guest, John Ridgway: The Incentives To Becoming A Lead Investor

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/506de30129ca5b6b199cac11c7870bac7ed029d1/LURadio1120142.mp3 Possibly one of the most interesting things about investing in real estate is that it is very open to customization, especially for those entering new investment deals with low financial potential. There are a lot of ways to lower the barriers to entry into RE investing and to increase your streams of income at the same time. One way to structure your deal and achieve this outcome is to create a real estate investment group, otherwise called a syndication, and become…
  • (November 20, 2014) Steve Davis: The Scarcity Mentality vs. The Abundance Mentality

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/71dfcb1369ec5629d8a32696e89df10d3185d440/LURadio112014.mp3 Ahh, the self-made millionaire…what a wonderful sight to see, but how much do we actually see of these lone-wolf, money-making mavericks? The truth is that far too often those accruing large sums of wealth do so by leveraging other people’s time, money and knowledge. In fact, it is our collective resourcefulness as a species that has been argued as a key component for our evolutionary resilience. With this in mind, Lifestyles Unlimited has utilized the…
  • (November 19, 2014) The Del Walmsley Radio Show: A Life Derailed & A Path Not Traveled

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:02 am
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/4ab434f5f861d08938abbdc94fa0142d2d40f268/LURadio1119142.mp3 Sometimes life has a magical way of unraveling and sometimes it all comes crashing down in what seems like the blink of an eye. To avoid the latter, we look to those brave story tellers who have the strength to honestly share how and why things went wrong. It is this type of story telling that allows us to be honest with ourselves about the lives we live and the path we travel in order to hold onto who and what we hold most dearly in our hearts. This is why every day…
 
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    中洲漁港を無事に撮影

  • キャッシング口コミ-中洲漁港 駐車

    admin
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:48 am
    不規則な生活のため、あさからとかはムリだけど、お風呂前にエアロビスティック。 そして、ダンベルもできるだけ心がけていたら足クビがしまってきたよー♪ きのう、母親にも「痩せたんじゃない???」って言われたし~ 本当はあさとか決めた時間からやりたいけど、今の不規則な生活じゃムリ。。。 でも、それなりに頑張ってみようと続けてみた結果、やっと効果を実感中。…
  • 消費者金融-中洲漁港 キス

    admin
    5 Oct 2014 | 7:05 am
    友人にも愚痴ったんだけど、会社でどーしても合わない人がいるんだよねー。 例えば、ナウルにしょっちゅう行っていて、お土産を買ってくるのはありがたいんだけど、その自慢話をいつも聞かされるとか。 9㌔痩せただの、函館にディナーが云々とか。 24時に帰ってきて仄々しようと思う。 けど、エアロビスティックをしたり、今度きゅう師の勉強を云々・・・と。 24時に家に帰れば自由だろー!!…
  • 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。…
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    Your Home in Calgary - the Calgary Real Estate Market

  • Just Listed - 239 Hidden Valley Place NW Calgary

    Monika Furtado
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Walking into this beautifully updated, maintained and spacious home you will find a great modern layout. With vaulted ceilings above the large kitchen, breakfast nook and family room, this bright and warm space is the heart of the home. Large windows open out to the large back yard and deck with greenspace and pathways beyond. The dining room is just off the kitchen and the front sitting room/office looks out the large bay window. A powder room and updated laundry with extra fridge and cabinetry are on the main level.  Upstairs you will find a large master bedroom with ensuite and walk…
  • Calgary Real Estate Market Update - Nov 8, 2014

    Monika Furtado
    8 Nov 2014 | 9:41 pm
    The snow is about to fly so the real estate market will slow down a bit, but that's to be expected and follows seasonal trends. Our real estate market has been very strong this year with record gains. The pressure is easing somewhat as more inventory has come to market. As a result increases are slowing but it isn't expected for pricing increases to reverse. Inventory should now begin to reduce as we enter winter months. Don't forget that folks are still moving to Calgary so if there are less listings the pressure isn't going to ease too much.   Our rental market is still nutty. I talk…
  • Open House Sat Nov 8 2-4: 2022 5 St NE

    Monika Furtado
    6 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Stop by for a visit to view this beautiful bungalow at 2022 5 St NE on Saturday, Nov 8 between 2-4 pm.   Property Details and Photos for 2022 5 St NE in Winston Heights / Mountainview.  
  • Just Listed - 2022 5 St NE

    Monika Furtado
    2 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    As soon as you walk up to the front garden, patio, pond and waterfall you can tell this beautiful renovated character home is a must see. The main floor has been opened up to allow for open flow between the front living room with huge picture window, dining area and kitchen bringing in a flood of natural light. Hardwood floors flow throughout with travertine tile in the bathroom.  Two bedrooms with good storage, a fully renovated bath with heated floors and new laundry complete the upper level. With closets, nooks and attention to detail throughout this well designed home is both…
  • Financing is changing - Do you have the information you need?

    Monika Furtado
    3 Oct 2014 | 2:02 pm
    I have had an ongoing conversation with Jason Dodd of Verico Maximum Mortgages about changes to mortgage financing in the recent past. I've asked him to write a blog to update you on what to expect. It really is time to change our thinking about the process. This is especially for those folks newer to Canada, self employed or any buyer who wants to have the best options, not just those available at the last minute.   From Jason:   While we have enjoyed a very competitive mortgage market and low interest rate environment over the last few years, a slow steady change has happened with…
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    Property Management Software

  • Why am I not able to find a tenant for my property?

    Property Management Software
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Good Tenant Rental apartments are an excellent income source. Finding the right tenant is imperative, but if no one has come by in weeks, it is time to figure out what went wrong. The lack of prospective tenants is enough to panic a landlord. The following are some common problems that may be keeping tenants away from your property, but a good thing is that you can still do something about it. Is Your Property Overpriced? We all have invested a lot in our property and may be attached to it. It has huge value in our eyes, but you must set the rent amount according to the market. Be realistic…
  • What is a commercial property manager?

    Property Management Software
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Commercial Property Manager Commercial Property Manager assist landlords in supervising their commercial properties. He or she is responsible to take care of the property, search and screen tenants, collect rent, communicate with tenants and handle property maintenance on behalf of the landlord. Many landlords prefer using property management software such as SimplifyEm over hiring a property management company as they find it gives them more control and is more reliable. Undoubtedly, such software can help you perform all above-mentioned tasks from the comfort of your home, but sometimes,…
  • What is a certified property manager?

    Property Management Software
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Certified Property Manager The challenges and the increased competition in the real estate market have made it harder for many to succeed without experience and credibility. Having a legitimate certification can demonstrate your expertise and integrity to potential landlords, investors, and employees. A certified property manager is a real estate professional designation awarded by the Institute of Real Estate Management and recognized by the National Association Realtors. Being a property manager, your first responsibility is to the law, then property owner, followed by your responsibility…
  • Business Practices That Make You a Successful Property Manager

    Property Management Software
    15 Nov 2014 | 2:23 am
    Successful Property Manager If you are a property manager or just looking for one, the criteria that makes a property manager great and proficient would be the same. Therefore, whether you are renting apartments, single family houses, villas, vacation apartments or anything else, there are some key things that a property manager should understand to be successful. Tenant Screening Great rental property management demands good, friendly and cooperative tenants. As tenant management is a part of key responsibilities of a property manager, you need to employ proper screening processes before…
  • Want to live an Italian dream

    Property Management Software
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:03 am
    Italian real estate Flanked by Italy’s majestic Apennine mountains on one side and 111 miles of coastline on the other, the region of Le Marche is adorned with medieval hilltop villages. These are surrounded by undulating patchwork hills where vineyards, orchards and olive groves thrive. With such a pedigree, it is hard to understand why Le Marche is often overlooked as a property destination in favour of neighbouring Tuscany. The Marchigiani people have a strong sense of identity encapsulated by a local motto: ‘all of Italy in one region’. This is good news regarding cuisine,…
 
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    30A Luxury Homes

  • Seacrest Beach Real Estate | Market Report September-October 2014

    DebbieJ
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Seacrest Beach Real Estate | Market Report September – October 2014 Why is Seacrest Beach Real Estate one of the hottest 30A communities? Seacrest Beach real estate offers a more affordable alternative to Rosemary Beach FL real estate and Alys Beach, without sacrificing proximity to the atmosphere, shopping, dining and activities that make Rosemary Beach so desirable. A quaint 30A beach community, Seacrest Beach is nestled between Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach and offers a mix of cottage-style homes, condos and homesites. Looking for a home, condo or homesite in Seacrest Beach?
  • 6 Things that 30A Luxury Home Buyers Look for Besides Location

    Joy
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:24 pm
      6 Things that 30A Luxury Home Buyers Look for Besides Location There are certain features of 30A luxury homes that attract buyers and, as the age-old saying in real estate goes: “location, location, location” makes all the difference. However, besides location, there are other features that buyers look for and are willing to pay more for in a 30A luxury home for sale. If you are selling your home along 30A, you might want to consider these: 1. Unobstructed Light and Views One of the best features of a 30A luxury home on the waterfront is the amazing views of the Gulf of Mexico. A…
  • 4 Bedroom Cottage Style Beach Home for Sale in Seacrest FL | 82 Clareon Dr

    Joy
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:45 am
    4 Bedroom Cottage Style Beach Home for Sale in Seacrest FL | 82 Clareon Dr Enjoy the breathtaking gulf views from this lovely cottage-style beach home for sale in Seacrest Florida! Boasting 2,394 square feet of heated and cooled living space, this home features 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and a 2-car attached garage. This impressive property, just west of Rosemary Beach and in the charming Whites Gulfview Estates subdivision,  also offers deeded beach access and golf cart parking. Comfort has no boundaries in the open-concept plan of the 1st floor of this  Seacrest FL home for sale. Designed with…
  • Celebrate Thanksgiving Along 30A With a Fun Run and Great Dining

    Joy
    10 Nov 2014 | 11:18 am
    Celebrate Thanksgiving Along 30A With a Fun Run and Great Dining If you want to tour Scenic Highway 30A this Thanksgiving, then join the 30A Thanksgiving Annual 10K and 1 Mile Fun Run happening on November 27, 2014. The Fun Run is open for all residents of 30A luxury homes as well as guests and is hosted by Hammer Down Multisport, which is 30As largest triathlon, cycling, and running club. The Fun Run starts and ends in the beautiful town of Rosemary Beach and winds along Scenic Highway 30A, offering participants a breathtaking view of the Gulf of Mexico, Camp Creek Coastal Dune Lake and the…
  • Using a Drone to Sell Your 30A Luxury Home

    Joy
    3 Nov 2014 | 11:46 am
    Using a Drone to Sell Your 30A Luxury Home If you want to sell your 30A luxury home in a competitive market, you need great photos of your home for online listing websites to attract more buyers. One of the biggest problems in getting great 30A luxury home photos is getting a shot of the entire home when you are on the ground. Most sellers settle for either lower quality awkward-looking photos or a beautiful photo with only the main part of the home showing. Taking exterior shots of your 30A luxury home for sale is also another challenge, especially for homes with multiple levels. The only…
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    Unconditional

  • Surge of new listings on the home market

    Paul McKenzie
    2 Nov 2014 | 7:57 pm
    The number of new listings on the residential property market surged by 32% in October after a slowish September. Figures released by Realestate.co.nz, New Zealand’s largest online database of homes for sale, show that 13,765 new homes came onto the market in October. With the election, we didn’t see the usual spring rise in homes for sale, but the strong rise in October brings us back close to long-term figures. After this market correction, both the total number of new homes listed and the average asking price is now close to what it had been a year ago. The New Zealand home market has…
  • Property prices rising slower this year

    Paul McKenzie
    5 Oct 2014 | 8:37 pm
    The strong rise in property asking prices has slowed down markedly in recent months. Over the last year, the national asking price for properties increased by only 3.9%, compared to an 8.7% increase in the preceding year. At the same time, the available inventory of homes for sale remains well below the long-term average. The number of homes for sale in New Zealand has been below the long-term average since January 2012. This is especially apparent in Auckland, where the inventory sits at 15 weeks of available stock, well below the long-term average inventory of 27 weeks. This means that if…
  • New home listings unseasonably low

    Paul McKenzie
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:15 pm
    The usual surge in new home listings on the market in August is noticeably weaker this year compared to the past, with just 9,482 new listings. New residential property listings are 11.5% down on the same time last year. This fall affected most regions around the country, with only Northland, the Coromandel and Central North Island bucking the trend. Every August, we start to see strong lifts in new home listings after the quieter winter months. The expected lift did come this year, but it’s not nearly as dramatic as in the past. For instance, we have seen an increase of 3.5% from July to…
  • Average asking of homes remains high

    Paul McKenzie
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:10 pm
    Home sellers are still expecting near record prices for their homes. The national average asking price is $488,711, only 0.4% lower than the all-time record achieved in June. Three individual regions achieved new record high asking prices in July. On average, sellers in Waikato want $394,806 for their homes, marginally higher than the previous high achieved in March this year. In Canterbury the new average asking price of $461,032 is about 2.6% above the record from January. However, these figures pale against the high of $782,682 in Central Otago – a price that outstrips the record set in…
  • Average asking price reaches record $732,240 in Auckland

    admin
    13 Jul 2014 | 3:59 pm
    Auckland home sellers want more for their homes than ever before, In June, the average asking price for homes in Auckland reached an all-time record of $732,240 (Seasonally Adjusted). This represents a significant increase from the previous record of $685,426 set in April. The record asking price in Auckland drove the national average asking price up to an all time record of $490,550. All but four of the country’s 19 regions recorded higher average asking prices compared to the same month last year. Wellington recorded an average asking price of $454,358, up from the month before, but not…
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    BornLiving Barcelona

  • The Diagonal Glorias apartment in Barcelona

    admin
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:29 am
    A modern, welcoming apartment for long term rentals A beautiful apartment between the picturesque Poble Nou and the residential Diagonal Mar neighborhoods, close to a great variety of traditional bars and restaurants as well as a large shopping centre home to over 180 shops and a cinema. With the Forum Park, the Torre Agbar skyscraper and the Hub Design Museum within easy reach… you’ll be spoilt for choice! The apartment: Located on the 4th floor of a modern building with elevator, the Diagonal Glorias apartment can comfortably sleep groups of up to 4 people looking for a long term rental…
  • The Gaudir apartment in Barcelona

    admin
    4 Nov 2014 | 6:31 am
    Luxurious with fantastic views A fantastic completely refurbished apartment Gaudir in Catalan means to enjoy and this apartment really allows visitors to enjoy the city and make the most out of it: its terrace offers some amazing panoramic views that go all the way from the coast and Montjuïc to the Tibidabo mountain. Located in a central, safe area, well served by public transport and a short stroll away from Paseo de Gracia’s exclusive boutiques, the Gaudir apartment will enable you to enjoy an unforgettable time in Barcelona. The apartment: Modern, elegant and very bright, the Gaudir…
  • The Sensation Authentic Duplex in Barcelona

    admin
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    A fantastic 4-bedroom apartment with a huge interior terrace Located within easy reach of the Joanic metro station and less than 5 blocks away from the Hospital de Sant Pau and the Sagrada Familia, the Sensation Authentic Duplex apartment enjoys a warm, welcoming atmosphere that makes it perfect for a family trip or a holiday with friends in Barcelona. The apartment: On entering the apartment, guests will find themselves in a bright living area comprising a large dining table with matching chairs and a sofa that can be converted into a comfortable double bed for two additional guests. Two…
  • The Sunny Attic Apartment in Barcelona

    admin
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    A lovely 3 bedroom apartment in a residential area of Barcelona, but only 5 minutes from 2 world heritage monuments: the Sagrada Familia and Hospital St Pau and 15 minutes from the historic center of town. Well communicated by subway and bus with supermarkets, restaurants, bakeries, etc – you have everything at your fingertips. The Apartment:- This lovely three bedroom apartment is just flooded with light thanks to it’s elevated position and the wrap-round terrace. The apartment is divided into two distinct sections. One arm of the apartment houses the elegant living-dining area. The…
  • The Sensation Authentic II apartment in Barcelona

    admin
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    A lovely two bedroom apartment with two small terraces Located within easy reach of the Joanic metro station and less than 5 blocks away from the Hospital de Sant Pau and the Sagrada Familia, the Sensation Authentic apartment enjoys a warm, welcoming atmosphere that makes it perfect for a family trip or a holiday with friends in Barcelona. The apartment: Located in a modern building with elevator, the Sensation Authentic apartment is the ideal base for a family or a small group of friends wishing to enjoy Barcelona in a quiet, relaxed atmosphere. The living area has warm wooden floors and a…
 
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    The Orange County Register - News Headlines : Blog: Lansner on Real Estate

  • Real estate’s version of ‘Hate to Hear It’ horror stories

    LESLIE SARGENT ESKILDSEN
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    For 25 years, Southern California DJ’s Mark and Brian were the highlight of my morning, as was their “You Hate to Hear It” bit about things you wish had never happened, had ended differently or happened to someone other than you. So in homage...
  • Bankruptcy? Foreclosure? Mortgages available to tarnished borrowers

    JEFF LAZERSON
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:27 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 rate dropped under 4 percent, improving to 3.99 percent from last week’s...
  • Closing a deal takes teamwork

    LESLIE SARGENT ESKILDSEN
    16 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Though most of us have never suffered the heartbreak of psoriasis, many of us have suffered from by the shoddy performance of others on our team. In baseball, the player in a slump may get an encouraging word and a double dose of batting practice,...
  • Boomerang buyers bounce back from mortgage meltdown

    JEFF LAZERSON
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:00 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 rate improved 1 basis point to 4.01 percent from last week’s 4.02...
  • Luxury homes see biggest price hikes in October

    JEFF COLLINS
    12 Nov 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Orange County's priciest neighborhoods tended to get a lot pricier in October, while price gains were most subdued last month in the most affordable areas, an analysis of ZIP code data from CoreLogic DataQuick shows. For example, the data show: The...
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    REJournals.com

  • United Properties: Bringing a new kind of office building to Minneapolis’ Target Field Station

    Dan Rafter
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    The North Loop area of downtown Minneapolis has become one of the hottest neighborhoods in the Twin Cities. The development of Target Field Station — the light-rail commuter station located adjacent to the new home of the Minnesota Twins baseball team — has helped fuel this. Without the light-rail station, it’s difficult to imagine the growth of the Target Field Station mixed-use project and outdoor park that’s growing in this neighborhood. Now developer United Properties is providing yet another boost to this growing neighborhood and the mixed-use development with its…
  • L. Mason Capitani helps manufacturer purchase 19,000-square-foot industrial building in Michigan

    Staff Writer
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:55 pm
    IDC Industries, with the help of L. Mason Capitani CORFAC International, has purchased a 19,151-square-foot industry facility at 34557 Bennett in Fraser, Mich. IDC manufactures custom gears and combines comprehensive lines of standard power transmission equipment with custom machinery. Jason Capitani and Joe DePonio represented the seller in this transaction.
  • Cooper Commercial sells busy Walgreens in Cleveland

    Staff Writer
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:46 pm
    The Cooper Commercial Investment Group recently sold a Walgreens at 4071 Lee Road in Cleveland. Bob Havasi and Dan Cooper of the Cooper Commercial Investment Group represented the seller, a privately owned investment group out of New York City. The buyer was a private investor from Florida. The property sold for $5.385 million, 94 percent of the original list price.
  • KIRCO property manager wins key honor for BOMA/Metro Detroit

    Staff Writer
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:28 pm
    Cindy Wiegand Cindy Wiegand, property manager with KIRCO, recently received the 2014 Outstanding Service Leadership Award of Excellence from the Detroit chapter of BOMA. The award is given to individuals who make personal contributions to the growth and well-being of BOMA/Metro Detroit. A BOMA member since 1994, Wiegand is the chair of the BOMA/Metro Detroit Community Affairs Committee. During the last two years, BOMA has worked to boost the living conditions for the public safety personnel who work at the Detroit Hazmat Station in Detroit Eastern Market. This has turned into a major project.
  • Capital One Multifamily Finance provides $7.3 million in funding for refinance of skilled nursing facility in Detroit

    Staff Writer
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Capital One Multifamily Finance has provided a $7.3 million fixed-rate, HUD 232/223(f) loan to refinance a 176-bed skilled nursing facility in Detroit. Senior vice president Joshua Rosen originated the transaction.  Rosen leads Capital One’s agency healthcare lending from the company’s Chicago office. This is the second HUD-insured project that the borrowers, specialists in skilled nursing facilities, have closed with Capital One. The property consists of 90 one-, two-, and three-bed units, and the investors have undertaken a comprehensive renovation program since they acquired it in…
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    PropertyManager.com

  • Keeping Your Properties Safe during the Holidays

    Marc Courtenay
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    The holiday season is rapidly approaching.  Along with family get-togethers, decorations, and presents, the holiday season poses a unique set of risks for property managers, including everything from apartment fires to a higher risk of property theft. While it will never be possible to prevent all adverse events, there are many precautions both you and your residents can take to prevent these potential issues from spoiling the holiday season. Here are some ways to lower your property’s risk: Provide your residents with a safety guide that includes tips on keeping their apartment or home…
  • Top 5 Amenities for Student Housing

    Vanessa Naranjo
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:34 am
    A few years ago, staying ahead of the student housing game meant providing in-unit amenities – granite countertops and gourmet kitchen appliances – but in recent years, there has been a shift. Students now prefer “robust communal areas” that support their mobile lifestyles. MultiFamily Executive recentlyposted an article discussing the top tech-based amenities and resident expectations.  Click here for the full article
  • Marketing to Millennials

    Vanessa Naranjo
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:05 am
    Are you privy to the art of marketing to Millennials? A recent article from MultiFamily Executive says that “The key to attracting students and young professionals as renters is to do so on their terms.” Pairing trends with the right content and tone are crucial to the success of marketing to Generation Y. Read the full article here
  • First Time Home Buyers are not Buying

    Marc Courtenay
    11 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    If it’s such a great time to buy a house why are young Americans opting to rent rather than a buy a house? Is it because of low inventory in their price range, tight credit, difficulty qualifying, or all of the above? First-time home buyers aren’t clueless. They’ve done the math on how much house you get for the cost of buying. Bottom line for many is that per square foot, buying a house can be too expensive. As of October 2014 only 33% of home sales were to this unique demographic. To me the first timers are the “canary in the coal mine” when it comes to the short-term prospects…
  • Learn New Tactics From The Hospitality Industry

    Vanessa Naranjo
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Multi Family Executive recently shared an article discussing the commonalities between the hospitality and apartment industries and how Property owners and managers can gain knowledge from hospitality tactics. Looking outside of  the multifamily industry can offer fresh perspectives on how to approach different aspects of your business. Read the full article here  
 
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    Select Property

  • Savills: Prime serviced apartments to yield 5.5%

    Steven Sedgwick
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:37 am
    The serviced apartment sector is likely to gain investor confidence and subsequently could yield 5.5%. Summary: Investors are set to view serviced apartments as an extension of the hotel market in the future Once widespread confidence enters the market, investors can expect average yields of around 5.5% Branding and migration away from the capital will be two major upcoming trends Investors, developers and lenders are set to become increasingly comfortable with the UK’s serviced apartment sector. A new report by property consultancy Savills shows that many investors are likely to view it as…
  • Dubai aviation to account for a third of GDP by 2020

    Steven Sedgwick
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:33 am
    Sustained aviation and tourism growth in Dubai will mean the sector will account for 38% of the emirate’s GDP by 2020. Summary: Dubai’s tourism and aviation industry will grow from $26.7 billion to $53 billion between now and 2020 The expansion is associated with the upcoming World Expo event and Dubai’s growing tourism appeal Large-scale property investment is already underway in the emirate The aviation industry will account for a third of Dubai’s economic strength by the time the emirate hosts the World Expo 2020 show. A new report by UK think tank Oxford Economics, commissioned by…
  • Select Property publishes new investment comparison infographic

    Steven Sedgwick
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:10 am
    New guides from Select Property show investors how record rental yields are outstripping other investment classes. Summary: Select Property’s new infographic provides a concise overview of different investment classes Many savers are frustrated by low returns and are opting for a property investment Some property investments are offering annual returns of around 7% With UK buy-to-let rents at an all-time high and property prices offering strong capital growth, Select Property has unveiled a new investment comparison infographic. The concise resource offers investors an at-a-glance overview…
  • Dubai’s foreign investment grows ’10-15%’ this year

    Steven Sedgwick
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:02 am
    A FDI rise of up to 15% is one of many positive economic indicators seen in Dubai ahead of the World Expo 2020 event. Summary: Dubai’s FDI is said to be up to 15% higher on a year-on-year basis There has been widespread infrastructural and property investment ahead of World Expo 2020 Subsequently, Dubai’s GDP is set to rise by around 4.7% by the end of 2014 Widespread economic growth is set to boost Dubai’s level of foreign direct investment (FDI) by between 10 and 15%, according to a government official. Fahad Al Gergawi, Chief Executive of Dubai FDI, the foreign investment office in…
  • UAE property show returns amid high demand for real estate

    Steven Sedgwick
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:06 am
    The International Real Estate and Investment Show will welcome over 10,000 potential property investors to the UAE next week. Summary: The International Real Estate and Investment Show begins in the UAE next week Dubai property has offered investors capital growth of over 20% in the last year Wider infrastructural investment and more mixed-used developments are assuring investors of a bright future The International Real Estate and Investment Show is set to return to the UAE next week as the global appeal of property investment grows. Some 80 exhibitors from 20 countries will showcase…
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    ERA Wilder Realty

  • Who Wants FREE Tickets to the 2014 Carolina Clemson Football Game?

    ERA Wilder Realty
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Are you a member of Central Carolina REALTORS Association? No matter if you’re a Gamecock or a Tiger, you could put your claws or paws around a couple of football tickets to the biggest match-up of the year. Are you game? The post Who Wants FREE Tickets to the 2014 Carolina Clemson Football Game? appeared first on ERA Wilder Realty.
  • The Advantages and Pitfalls of Short Sales

    Elza Hayen
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:59 am
    Thanks to media focus on the significant number of homeowners who are `under water` in the current market, real estate professionals are increasingly being approached by buyers seeking short sales in hopes of snatching up a `bargain.`  While it is possible for a well-qualified, cash-rich, patient buyer who is looking for an exceptional deal on a home to find short sales a great opportunity, they are clearly not for everyone. Here’s a bit of real-world wisdom you can pass along to prospects that approach you about short sales : Don’t expect to pay less than market value - To have a good…
  • Halloween Attractions in South Carolina

    ERA Wilder Realty
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:08 am
    It is finally Fall and the first day of October in South Carolina! It is time to pull out the pumpkin spiced candles, seasonal coffees from Starbucks and of course those Halloween costumes and haunted houses. South Carolina is also full of scary and fun attractions in October for you to enjoy during this month.  North Augusta, South Carolina Spirit of Hallowed Eve Dinner, October 24, 2014. For more information, please click here.  All Hallowed Eve Ghost Walk & Illusion Show, October 25, 2014. For more information, please click here Anderson, South Carolina Sweet Dreams Scare House,…
  • Morris Lyles Elected President of the Central Carolina REALTORS Association

    ERA Wilder Realty
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:38 am
    Columbia, S.C., September 29, 2014 – ERA Wilder Realty broker, Morris Lyles, has been elected as this year’s president of the Central Carolina REALTORS Association (CCRA).  In his new leadership role, Lyles has great expectations and a vision for the organization. “I look forward to 2015 and engaging new members through this upcoming year,” says Morris Lyles. As president, Lyles wants to push for more involvement from current members and also bring in new members who are dedicated and driven. This upcoming year will be a time for change and to take CCRA to the next level.
  • 5 Best Places to Visit in South Carolina

    ERA Wilder Realty
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:07 am
    Whether you are a native of South Carolina, visiting South Carolina or looking at relocating to South Carolina; our beautiful state has a lot to offer and fun for all ages. Below are some recommended activities and places for you to visit while in South Carolina. *in no particular order* 1. Myrtle Beach Since South Carolina is located on the coast, there are a number of beaches for you and your family to go visit. Myrtle Beach is a great place to go for the entire family. I often enjoy visiting Broadway at the Beach where there is great food and shopping, The Strip where there are fun…
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    Salt Spring Island Real Estate

  • November 2014, Market Analysis

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

    saltspringislandrealestate@gmail.com ( Li Read)
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:53 am
    October really is the segue from mellow Fall to stark Winter. Early October pretends it’s still September…late October says, no-no…leaves flying, November’s almost here…it’s the Pacific Northwest Coast season of grey. (I think that means our form of Winter). This thin strip of coastal beauty does offer a northern California “off season” weather pattern…& even more so on the amazing Southern Gulf Islands. Salt Spring enjoys a “cool Mediterranean” climate, one that encourages orchards, berry production, vineyards, olive…
  • 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 are still not “good”. Good, to me, means consistent buoyancy in sales, across the board, no matter the property type or price. To me, a buyers market means lots of inventory and few buyers. A sellers market is the reverse: lots of buyers and very little inventory. A transition market is a cloudy one. At this very beginning of September 2014… At the moment, at this very beginning of September, most sales have continued in that…
  • 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 be the case on Vancouver Island, on the Sunshine Coast, as well as on the Gulf Islands.Secondary home/discretionary markets have a different pattern from primary residence/city markets. “By choice” regions have been slow to recover from this past six year downturn.At this very beginning of July, the uptick does appear to be underway, although it’s not an even-handed recovery & most sales to date still remain in the entry-level residential…
  • Salt Spring Island, 2014

    saltspringislandrealestate@gmail.com ( Li Read)
    10 Aug 2014 | 11:40 am
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    San Fernando Valley Real Estate

  • Judy Graff Properties: providing the difference

    23 Nov 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Here's my biz card.Here's what my yard sign will look like.It's official! I am pleased to announce that I am finally going solo and forming my own real estate company.   This new direction will give me the opportunity to give my clients more of what they need – expertise and outstanding service.  No pitches or pressure, just astute advice, counsel and solutions for your real estate needs.  Call it Judy Graff Properties, or just call it me – Judy Graff.  I can be reached the same old ways.I have been delighted to be of service to all of my real estate clients for…
  • Ask the Realtor: should I sell or buy a California home in the winter?

    15 Nov 2014 | 10:55 am
    This is kind of an anniversary post for me.  Please read on. Most people think that real estate goes dead during the fall and winter, even here in Southern California.  That's not entirely the truth, but most home sellers want to celebrate or have a quiet time in peace, and most buyers do not want to even contemplate moving over the holidays.  But here's the upside of home sales at this time of year.In late November/December/early January, there isn't as much on the market.  So if you're a home seller, this is an opportunity to capture the interest of serious buyers.
  • Burbank residents, BWP has even more rebates for you

    13 Nov 2014 | 8:27 am
    If you own a home in Burbank, Burbank Water and Power is gifting you with even larger rebates on new, energy-efficient appliances.  They've doubled the rebates for new refrigerators, washers, and dishwashers.  Check their website for details.
  • 10 types of Real Estate Agents to Avoid

    9 Nov 2014 | 10:11 am
    Readers, this was written for other real estate agents but it will be amusing for home buyers and sellers, too.  I so wish I could name names here.  This article originally appeared in the Trulia Pro Blog and was picked up by Inman News.  The writer is Jovan Hackley and the entire text of the article is here.  I've edited this for home sellers and buyers, rather than just real estate agents.1. The agent who could use a little more training …Expertise and experience are two different things. Unfortunately, many of you said that there are too many agents who are…
  • Ask the Realtor: Mansionization in L.A. and what it means for you

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:48 pm
    (Cartoon by the incomparable Ted Rall) Recently, two separate residential real estate clients have called about parcels of residential property next to or adjacent to their houses.  These parcels are either vacant land or an older, smaller home in disrepair.  They’re worried that a real estate developer will come along, buy the properties for cash and build a mansion which will then block my clients' light, their view, their neighborhood ambience.  Could this really happen? Yup.  Check out this recent article from the L.A. Times about many residents’ growing…
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    ReTechulous

  • Will You Be Next?

    Josh Schoenly
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:49 am
    Check this out...(it's a screenshot of a post in our private members only mastermind group from a new member name Audrey): Why am I sharing this with you? Pretty simple really, to illustrate a couple things: #1 - We do what we promise. #2 - Our systems, funnels, scripts etc. work like crazy... So now that you're ready to start getting results like Audrey (& 100's of other members throughout North America)... ...you have 2 options: Option 1: Our traditional membership, you can get full details here including our free leads offer just for getting started. Option 2: Our Platinum Partnership…
  • Building A “Pet Friendly Rentals” Funnel

    Ryan
    14 Nov 2014 | 10:29 am
    If you're in a market where rental values are high and co-op commissions are offered, the approach detailed in the video below could lead to Fast Commissions Lots of Buyer Leads! (because renters will eventually buy of course) If you're not already a Retechulous Member, just cancel all the other less effective crap you're paying for, then click here. :) Get Started NOW. P.S. -- Sorry for the loud kids in the background... They seem to have some kind of spidey-sense that kicks in whenever I push the record button... Quiet rest of the day, loud when it's go time :)
  • Real Estate Leads For Only $.14?

    Josh Schoenly
    14 Nov 2014 | 10:04 am
    FIRST, Check Out This Video To See How: NEXT, Go Here To Become A Member Today & Get 20 FREE Leads In The City, Town Or Zip Of Your Choice: Get Started NOW.
  • Conversion Scripts & Strategies (Session 11/12/2014)

    Ryan
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:44 am
    Share the video Facebook Twitter Google+ Email Embed Copy and paste this HTML code into your webpage to embed. Click Here For The Session Google Doc
  • Seller Lead Messaging Tests, New Construction/Builder Angle (Strategy Session 11/5/2014)

    Ryan
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:55 am
    Sorry this page is for Members Only . Click Here to Join & Get 20 FREE Leads Today Please login / become a member.
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    NeilSchwartz.net

  • Are You In The 48%?

    Neil Schwartz
    16 Nov 2014 | 11:18 am
    What would happen if you didn’t give up on your leads so soon? Watch now and find out how contacting your leads multiple times will put you ahead of most agents and make you more money.Related Posts:Work Your Leads NowTimes Have Changed, Shouldn’t You?Are You Following Up Enough?How Far... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sales Meeting 11-10-2014, Accept The Accumulation Effect

    Neil Schwartz
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:08 pm
    You must understand and use the accumulation effect to your advantage. Accepting the fact that what you do everyday affects your future is powerful. Using it will change your life. CLICK HERE FOR NOTESRelated Posts:Sales Meeting 10-27-2014, Be Relentless And UnstoppableHow Will You React? Sales... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How Far Do You Go?

    Neil Schwartz
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:58 am
    When you give up on leads too soon you lose deals. Watch now and learn what successful persistence looks like.Related Posts:Persistence Pays…Sales Meeting 9-8-2014, Why Some Agents Lose MoneyAre You In The 48%?Work Your Leads NowSales Meeting 6-16-2014, Why Persistence Pays Off [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • An 8 Week Plan That Works…

    Neil Schwartz
    6 Nov 2014 | 6:42 pm
    Today is only a starting point. Where you go from this point forward is all up to you. Watch now and learn what to do for the next 8 weeks to supercharge your income.Related Posts:Sales Meeting 6-30-2014, Building Your PlanWant To Kick it Up a Notch?Are You Ready To Supercharge Your Business?Sales... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sales Meeting 11-3-2014, Did You Do The Best You Could?

    Neil Schwartz
    3 Nov 2014 | 7:46 pm
    Don’t look back at your year only to realize you could have done just a little bit more. Review your goals, renew your attitude and get back on track. You still have time to end the year strong! CLICK HERE FOR NOTESRelated Posts:Not Hitting Your Goals? – Sales Meeting 4-22-2013Sales... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Almaden-Cambrian-San Jose-Los Gatos Homes and Real Estate For Sale

  • Home Auction Sales…NEWS

    Mike
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:44 am
    52 Cal. Investors Indicted For Bid Rigging/Fraud at Bay Area Public Foreclosure Auctions In a new series of high profile fraud prosecutions, prosecutors and grand juries are pursuing indictments….  More can be read here… On Oct. 21, 2014 a San Francisco grand jury returned an 8-count indictment against 5 real estate investors for their role in bid rigging and fraud schemes at foreclosure auctions in San Francisco, San Mateo, Contra Costa, and Alameda counties. The indictment alleges defendants agreed to stop bidding or to refrain from bidding for properties at public foreclosure auctions…
  • 15 Easy Home Buying Tips

    Mike
    11 Feb 2014 | 9:12 pm
    How To Buy a House Made Simple, Really Simple. While these 15 easy home buying tips are entertaining, they are 15 important tips Read on MEME!   On a serious note, get started by contacting me first. [contact-form-7] The post 15 Easy Home Buying Tips appeared first on Almaden-Cambrian-San Jose-Los Gatos Homes and Real Estate For Sale.
  • Home Buyer Contingencies, What are they?

    Mike
    6 Feb 2014 | 12:00 am
    Home buyer contingencies are buyer options that build in protections for home buyers within a home purchase offer.  Much like traffic lights they warn you when to stop, when to proceed and often, when it is time to go in another direction.  Your good faith deposit will be at risk if the home buyer contingencies are not understood or used properly. Three common types of home buyer contingencies are defined here.  Their purpose is to provide a set time period to investigate the property condition, title history and to secure your financing. The common home buyer contingency periods are 10-17…
  • First Time Home Seller -Step One

    Mike
    1 Feb 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Are you planning to be a First Time Home Seller?  Thinking about putting your home on the market this spring?  It’s never too early to start planning for your upcoming home tours.  And there’s a lot to think about.  Perhaps one of the most crucial pieces to finding that buyer will be staging your home properly.  And that means…..de-clutter, de-clutter, de-clutter. Having your stuff lying all around the house tends to tell prospective buyers that “this house is someone else’s place, not theirs”…never a good message to send.  Removing clutter will not only help your home…
  • Make the Best Offer on a Home

    Mike
    25 Jan 2014 | 1:28 pm
    How to make the best offer on a home for sale is becoming tough..  I recently wrote about how fast homes were selling in San Jose and very little has since changed.  The one change in homes for sale in San Jose, the entire Bay Area for that matter, might simply be more questions  “What do I have to do to get my offer accepted?” or “I keep making offers on homes for sale and never get one!”. In this fast paced environment how to make the best offer means being prepared beyond belief.   Writing the winning offer is more technical than in the recent past.  Naturally, having…
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    findwell Blog

  • Northwest MLS Seattle Real Estate Statistics for October 2014

    findwell
    15 Nov 2014 | 3:51 pm
    The Northwest MLS has released their Western Washington real estate statistics for October 2014. Though home sale activity has risen slightly since last month with more closed listings, sale prices have decreased for both single family homes and condos. The median price of single family homes has decreased 2.8% and condos are down 6.3% since last month. Closed sales for King County were up 2.57% over 2013 and down 4.6% over August. Pending sales are fairly consistent from the same time last year though down from last month. Inventory of homes for sale is down 3.19% compared to last year at…
  • Northwest MLS Seattle Real Estate Statistics for September 2014

    findwell
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:29 pm
    The Northwest MLS has released their Western Washington real estate statistics for September 2014. Though home sale activity has slowed down since last month with fewer closed listings, sale prices have risen for both single family homes and condos. Single family homes have shown an increase of 5.25% while condos are up 5.18% since last month. The number of closed sales for King County were down 4% over 2013 and down 11.78% over July. Pending sales have also followed this downward trend over the last 2 months though are up from September 2013. Inventory of homes for sale is down 2.68%…
  • 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…
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    NuWire Investor: RealEstateInvestment

  • Strong End to 2014 Signals Healthy 2015 for Turkish Real Estate Market

    21 Nov 2014 | 6:33 am
    Prospects for investors in Turkey are looking rosy for 2015, after recent data showed the economy there recorded a 9.8 per cent year-on-year rise in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first eight months of 2014, while the average price of new homes rose by more than seven per cent in October compared...
  • Student Property Investment Reaches $7.2 Billion

    20 Nov 2014 | 6:10 am
    Many countries have seen their student accommodation sectors thrive in recent years, reaching a total global value of £4.6 billion ($7.2 Billion USD) in 2013 according to Savills' Student Housing Report. Across many major markets, the UK has been something of a leader in this trend. The entire...
  • Canadian Home Prices Up 7% On The Year

    19 Nov 2014 | 6:13 am
    National home sales in Canada rose by 0.7% from September to October and prices were up 7.1% year on year, according to the latest data from the Canadian Real Estate Association. It is the sixth consecutive month of stronger resale housing activity compared to a quiet start to the year, and the strongest...
  • Property Investors Drawn to Recovering Spanish Market

    18 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    The financial crisis definitely left its mark on the Spanish property market. Once a hotbed for investment thanks to strong demand for tourist properties and second homes, the crisis saw property values in the country plummet. However, not all investors lost heart, with some taking the opportunity...
  • Before It's Too Late: Ensure Your Tenanted Property is Wired Safely

    18 Nov 2014 | 6:19 am
    Being a landlord in the UK comes with a set of responsibilities, and with a noticeable shift in the amount of legislation surrounding tenanted property, you need to ensure that any property you are renting out complies with legal requirements. One area in particular that has seen a lot of recent changes...
 
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    Chicago Agent Magazine

  • How Homebuyers Search for Their Homes – 4 Important Trends

    Peter Thomas Ricci
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:17 am
    How Homebuyers Search for Their Homes – 4 Important Trends was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. The manner in which prospective homebuyers search for residences suggests very interesting things about... How Homebuyers Search for Their Homes – 4 Important Trends 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.
  • Report Reveals 4 Pieces of the Mobile App Puzzle

    James McClister
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Report Reveals 4 Pieces of the Mobile App Puzzle was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. The popularizing of smartphones introduced the world to the mobile Internet, but now apps... Report Reveals 4 Pieces of the Mobile App Puzzle was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine - For the well-informed real estate professional, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area.
  • The Top-Selling Suburban Markets in Chicagoland

    Peter Thomas Ricci
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    The Top-Selling Suburban Markets in Chicagoland was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. What suburban markets in Chicagoland saw the most home-sale activity in the month of... The Top-Selling Suburban Markets in Chicagoland was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine - For the well-informed real estate professional, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area.
  • Chicagoland Home Sales Slump – and That’s a Good Thing

    Peter Thomas Ricci
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:23 am
    Chicagoland Home Sales Slump – and That’s a Good Thing was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Though the latest housing report on Chicagoland home sales would seem distressing, it’s all... Chicagoland Home Sales Slump – and That’s a Good Thing was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine - For the well-informed real estate professional, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area.
  • New Construction Falls in October on Volatile Multifamily Sector

    Peter Thomas Ricci
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:59 am
    New Construction Falls in October on Volatile Multifamily Sector was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. As has been the case for some time now, the residential construction market rose... New Construction Falls in October on Volatile Multifamily Sector 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

  • Weekly Market Update, Nov. 21/14

    Sara MacLennan
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:35 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: 258 (269, 377, 325) # Sales: 249 (257, 261, 249) Ratio: 97% (96%, 69%, 77%) # Price Changes:  156 (162, 204, 205) # Expired/Off Market Listings:  140 (123, 276, 154) Net loss/gain […]
  • Top 100 Real Estate Blogs

    Sara MacLennan
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:06 pm
    We’re very happy to be included in this list of top real estate blogs, in spot #30! An infographic by the team at Rebates zone
  • New Downtown Edmonton Condos: How many condos are too many?

    Sara MacLennan
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:21 am
    Image Credit: Stantec.com There is a lot of excitement going on in downtown Edmonton, with billions of dollars of projects underway like the Arena and the Museum. Along with that comes a wave of new condo projects, from developers locally and across the country. Our skyline is undergoing a major upgrade. “It all amounts to an […]
  • Weekly Market Update, Nov. 14/14

    Sara MacLennan
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Here is our update on the Edmonton real estate market. (Previous week’s numbers are in brackets). For the past 7 days: New Listings: 269 (377, 325, 397) # Sales: 257 (261, 249, 265) Ratio: 96% (69%, 77%, 678) # Price Changes: 162 (204, 205, 210) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 123 (276, 154, 122) Net loss/gain […]
  • Send the Clutter Packing: How to Put an End to Your Packrat Habits

    Dixie Somers
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:07 am
    Image credit:BradensGrace via Etsy Every home is plagued with clutter in some form or another. If you have a packed house and a busy family, your home will hardly ever be pristine—however, if you have packrat tendencies, it can seem impossible to ever achieve any kind of order in the house. If your stuff is starting […]
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    Ozarks Law & Economy

  • Missouri appeals court reverses trial court, slaps down bank that manipulated HOA

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

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

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

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

    Harry Styron
    23 Oct 2013 | 12:11 pm
    I received a call today from a man who claimed I advised him a few days ago send $800 to a timeshare resale company called Timeshare Concepts. I told the man that I didn’t remember having spoken to him. He claimed that I had answered the phone and identified myself as Counselor Harry Styron when he called a number that Timeshare Concepts gave to him. Turns out the number he called was not my number. Today, he found my actual office number on the internet, dialed it, and got the real me. My partner called the imposter’s number and a recording answered with “Counselor Harry…
 
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  • Two Redfin Veterans Launch a New Brokerage Model…

    Rob Hahn
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Truth be told, I get a ton of press releases and the like announcing some OMGASM! DISRUPTIVE NEW THINGAMABOB!!!BBQ!!11 from one real estate related company or another. I tend to ignore most of them because said AMAZING GAME-CHANGING DISRUPTION turns out to be a slight modification of some CRM platform. “Now you can put your listing […]
  • It’s Time for a Grand Conversation on the MLS

    Rob Hahn
    11 Nov 2014 | 11:32 am
    I just got back from NAR New Orleans where I got to see old friends (not enough of y’all, because that event is so f’in huge) and meet some new friends. But I said that I would be watching for some things at the event. Turns out, there wasn’t much to watch. Not a lot […]
  • Things to Watch for at NAR New Orleans

    Rob Hahn
    4 Nov 2014 | 1:10 pm
    This is a post I’ve been wanting to write for over a week now, except that work and life got in the way. Well, with my long drive to the Big Easy scheduled for tomorrow (by the way, I’ll be doing a fun and thought-provoking event with Stefan Swanepoel at the NAR Strategic Thinking Forum from […]
  • Raising the Bar and Lawsuits… A Thought

    Rob Hahn
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:54 pm
    I know I haven’t been blogging, but hey… when you’re sitting on the beach in Aruba staring at gently lapping waves of turquoise waters, diving into the Interwebz isn’t real high on your list of priorities. Trust me on that. In any event, saw an interesting little tidbit this morning on Inman News that got […]
  • On Rupert Murdoch Buying Realtor.com (Part 2): Wherefore Hope?

    Rob Hahn
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:22 am
    I meant to get this up days ago, but between travel, client engagements, other writings, and an upcoming vacation, I just couldn’t. But if you’ve missed Part 1, you can check it out here. In a nutshell, part 1 worries about whether the acquisition would be allowed to proceed without the government requiring that ListHub […]
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  • Tips for Real Estate Investors

    Joel Cone
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Investors are attracted to investing in real estate because the potential for profit is tremendous.  However, the possibility of losing it all is always lurking in the back of investors’ minds because, as with any investment, there is risk involved. Successful real estate investing is achievable at any point in time, despite the economic conditions.  Although change is inevitable, the risk involved is manageable, as long as the investor continues to follow a few basic principles. Read the rest of Tips for Real Estate Investors » For more articles like this, please visit our Real…
  • 5 Prospering Markets for Real Estate Investors

    Jennifer Riner
    3 Nov 2014 | 8:27 pm
    Entering the real estate market is a bold move, especially for those without previous experience in managing or operating rental properties.  Mistakes are common and profit is not guaranteed.  However, location plays a vital role in first-attempt success rates.  Before deciding on a potential investment location, consider trends in both property purchase prices and current rental market strength. Read the rest of 5 Prospering Markets for Real Estate Investors » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2014 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate…
  • Should You Invest in Real Estate With Your IRA?

    Joshua Geary
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:27 pm
    The financial markets have been quite finicky and lackluster over the past several years, with many stocks barely managing to break even after weathering the last financial crisis in 2008.  Pension plans have traditionally invested in stocks and bonds with a moderate to low risk appetite, but if you have been keeping track, you have seen that the returns have been and continue to be dismal. Read the rest of Should You Invest in Real Estate With Your IRA? » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2014 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate…
  • Multi-Family Investment Properties — More Tempting Than Chocolate Cake?

    All Property Management
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:33 pm
    Chocolate cake and real estate.  Probably not a combination you think of very often.  Unless, of course, we’re talking about chocolate chip cookies and open houses, which every agent knows is the winning combination.  Wondering how we can link the two?  Keep reading. Over the past few years, investors looking for single-family rentals have found themselves running into supply issues in certain parts of the county, where institutional investors have scooped up many of the great deals.  That doesn’t mean the smaller investor is out of luck; we just need to think outside the box.
  • Stated Income Loans for Investment Property

    Marco Santarelli
    7 Oct 2014 | 3:44 pm
    Norada Real Estate Investments is pleased to offer our new Stated-Income Mortgage Loans, available on many of our investment properties.  These loans are available on 1-4 units properties with just a minimum mid FICO score of 650.  You can get up to 70% loan-to-value (LTV) with absolutely no personal income verification. Read the rest of Stated Income Loans for Investment Property » 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.
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  • Fewer Foreign Buyers in Manhattan as Dollar Strengthens

    12 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The dollar has had a spectacular few months, rising with considerable strength against major currencies beyond even the most bullish analyst expectations. This is proving to be a double-edged sword for Manhattan's ultra-luxury market as foreign investment starts to fall off in response to diminishing non-dollar purchasing power. In Manhattan, real estate brokers have reported a slowdown in foreign buyers over the last couple of months as the dollar rose along with prime property prices. For foreign property investors, the combination of the dollar's surge to strength and an inflating property…
  • Pilbara MP's Open Invitation to Foreigners

    9 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Brendan Grylls, MP for the Pilbara, Western Australia has a vision of expanding the local population with 25,000 international migrants over the next 20 years. The Australian state's highest profile politician wants to "take the lid off" population growth in the Pilbara by encouraging an influx of overseas arrivals from Australia's major trading partners in Asia. Rather than expecting families from within Australia to move into the Pilbara region, Grylls has commented that he wants "large scale migration" from China, India, South Korea, Indonesia and Japan. Western Australia is famous for its…
  • The New Admiralty Arch

    5 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    So, does London really need another expensive hotel to accommodate business and holiday visitors? Obviously the local hotel industry thinks so with the new Conrad Hotel, originally the Intercontinental Westminster Hotel opening in the city in October, one of 56 new hotels set to go into business in London’s future.  After an extensive renovation the Conrad provides 256 rooms with 42 premium rooms, penthouses and suites. One well known landmark that will be joining the ranks of luxury living is Admiralty Arch.  Plans are being put in motion to redevelop the property into a 100…
  • Foreign Investment: Too Much of a Good Thing?

    4 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Recent reports suggest that overseas investors now own almost 25% of all UK commercial property, most of it in London. It's no surprise that the UK is such a popular destination, particularly for non-EU investors with its high degree of transparency and comparatively minimal red tape to completion. However, concerns are natural: Is the huge investor appetite for UK property artificially driving up prices through un-natural demand patterns? Will domestic investors find themselves missing out because of consequent affordability issues? Is the resultant economic stimulation leading to a healthy…
  • Why Chinese Investors Love Australian Real Estate

    28 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    When it comes to investing overseas, Chinese property hunters often head for global neighbours Australia, where they have spent more than $24bn in the last seven years. Whilst Chinese capital is pouring in to the residential property market, a significant proportion of investment is directed at Australia's commercial sector – shops, offices, hotels, shopping centres and residential development sites. According to the Real Estate Association of GuanDong Province, the main reason behind Chinese preference for Aussie real estate is the opportunity to realise superior capital growth…
 
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  • Turkish Real Estate Boosted by Booming Tourism

    24 Nov 2014 | 12:16 am
    <p>Turkey has enjoyed a bumper year for tourism, impacting favourably on property prices in tourist hotspots.</p> <p>Foreign property buyers surged in numbers during the first half of 2014, according to real estate agency Spot Blue International Property .</p> Istanbul has certainly been a winner this year <p>Data from the Turkish Statistical Institute showed that property sales to foreigners in Turkey rose a staggering 60% year-on-year during the first six months of 2014, totalling 8,507 transactions.</p> <p>For the same period, Istanbul alone…
  • South Africa's Hotels Sustain Double-Digit Growth

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:10 am
    <p>For the last two years, South Africa's hotel sector has enjoyed double-digit growth in Revenue per Available Room (RevPAR), as tourists flock to the increasingly popular holiday destination.</p> <p>Cape Town, in the Western Cape has emerged as the most popular city in South Africa for new hotel investment. According to reports there are currently 11 hotel projects in the pipeline, eight are well-advanced and three are at a feasibility stage.</p> <p>The newly developed and pipeline hotel projects are scheduled to open within the next four years, creating a…
  • Things You Probably Didn't Know About Dubai

    20 Nov 2014 | 12:17 am
    <p> Dubai's property market has been powering forward in 2014, rising back to the prominence the Emirate enjoyed before the financial crisis.<br/> Here are some interesting facts you may or may not have known about extraordinary Dubai:</p> <p></p> Foreigners make up 85% of Dubai's population with Emiratis in a significant minority. The majority come from India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh seeking work in the booming real estate market. Emiratis are entitled to government subsidies that provide free education, free medical care and free housing. However, 2014 has…
  • Panama Canal Celebrates 100th Birthday

    19 Nov 2014 | 12:18 am
    <p>When the Panama Canal opened one hundred years ago, global trade was instantly revolutionised. The 77km international waterway instantly saved ships 13,000kms from a journey around the southern tip of South America (Cape Horn) by providing simple passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.</p> <p>Prior to the opening of the canal in 1914, Panama was granted independence following an uprising in 1903, when the new government negotiated a treaty with the US, supporters of the revolution ultimately because of their desire for the canal development.</p>…
  • Morocco Profits From Relative Political Stability

    17 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    <p>Just outside Casablanca is a palace owned by Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah which is set to be the focal point of a new 'mini city', to be developed by the Middle East's biggest construction firms.</p> <p>Moroccans are buying up housing plots in the $346m development by Jeddah-based Saudi Binladin Group which will turn 250 hectares of former local authority land into homes for 150,000 people, hospitals and an artificial lake.</p> <p>&quot; The plots are selling like hot cakes, &quot; said Nahid Iraqi of Saudi Binladin's Moroccan-based affiliate Garan in…
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  • Top 7 Reasons to Hire a REALTOR in Scottsdale AZ

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

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

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

    greenwichstreets
    9 Nov 2014 | 3:07 am
    We had 42 sales of single family homes in October 2014 this is up from last year and up from September. Seeing sales increase in October is unusual and the market does seem a little busier. Inventory is also tightening up as we have barely 500 houses on the market. We have 43 houses under $1M on the GMLS which represents a 3 – 4 months of supply under a million dollars. At the other end of the market we have sold 14 houses sold over $10M, but we have 54 houses on the market or a 3 year supply. We seemed to have had pent up supply over $5 million and as sales in this market have come back,…
  • Greenwich Sunday Open Houses, Novermber 9, 2014

    greenwichstreets
    9 Nov 2014 | 2:49 am
    There are 46 Open Houses in Greenwich this weekend! As the Holidays creep closer, the Open House activity increases. The rentals range in price from $3,500 per month to $12,000 per month. The homes for sale range in price from $275,000 to $10,850,000. The times vary so plan your tour carefully.   Please click here for the interactive map. The static map is below. Thanks to Rob Pulitano for preparing the list of Open Houses and the interactive map and to Pam Toner for the hot links. Address Area Price Time Broker 5 Grove Street Cos Cob $3,500 10-12 PM Coldwell Banker 4 Waterfall Lane…
  • PRIVATE REAL ESTATE SALES IN GREENWICH

    greenwichstreets
    2 Nov 2014 | 8:04 am
    Most of the statistics that you see for Greenwich, CT are for sales on the Greenwich MLS, but about 1 out of 8 sales are done outside the GMLS. This doesn’t always mean that a real estate agent is not involved, but does mean that it was never listed for sale publicly on the GMLS. At the lower end of the market you see bank owned properties that only appear on the Greater Fairfield County MLS (the CMLS). Banks often retain one firm to handle all sales of bank owned property in Fairfield County. Since belonging to the GMLS is expensive and the GMLS charges for each listing whereas listing on…
  • Greenwich Open Houses Sunday, November 2, 2014

    greenwichstreets
    2 Nov 2014 | 8:02 am
    32 Open Houses in Greenwich this weekend! The rentals range in price from $3,500 per month to $11,000 per month. The homes for sale range in price from $494,000 to $10,850,000. The times vary so plan your tour carefully. Please click here for the interactive map. Thanks to Rob Pulitano for preparing the list of Open Houses and the interactive map and to Pam Toner for the hot links and the Word document attached and to Mark Pruner for his weekly Market Analysis which is published weekly at www.greenwichstreets.com.     Address Town Price Time Broker 28 Rippowam Road  #A Cos…
  • OCTOBER 2014 GREENWICH REAL ESTATE REPORT

    greenwichstreets
    26 Oct 2014 | 9:08 am
    So far in October we have 30 sales of single family homes reported on the Greenwich MLS this compares to only 31 sales for the entire month of September, but then September 2014 was a funny month. July and August had 95 sales and 84 home sales recorded at the Greenwich Town Clerk’s office. So a drop to 31 sales in September was a big change from two excellent months of sales in July and August. Now we did have 9 private homes sale in September a number that looks big next to only 31 sales on the GMLS. When you add in the private sales we had 40 September house sales, still below the…
 
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  • Ontario is considering e-signatures for real estate transactions

    TheRedPin Team
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:16 am
    It’s no secret that the majority of today’s house hunters have options, thanks to living in a digital era. From kick off their searches online and delving through real estate listings to finding their ideal, customer obsessed realtor, but when it comes to actually signing a contract, buyers still have to bust out the age old pen and paper. The Ontario government is now looking to change that, by considering electronic signatures to be legitimate when making real estate transactions. Requiring contracts to be signed in-person can often delay the real estate transaction all together.
  • Torontonians line up for Wahlburgers grand opening on King West

    TheRedPin Team
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:28 am
    Living in King West is just as trendy as the famous Toronto restaurants popping up in the neighbourhood. Located at 46 Blue Jays Way, in King WestWahlburgers, a gourmet burger chain from movie star Mark Wahlberg and his brothers Donnie and Paul, recently opened up their first Canadian branch in Toronto. Based on the huge crowd that gathered for the restaurant’s opening (below), many Torontonians are excited to try out a celebrity burger joint, on a hot downtown strip. Image Source: leak73/imgur.com The new burger joint will likely fill up with those looking to munch between bar…
  • Construction cranes rise high at Howard Park Phase 2 in Roncesvalles

    TheRedPin Team
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:47 am
    Rendering of Howard Park Condos Phase 2, courtesy of Triumph Developments Construction on the second phase of Triumph Development’s boutique style condo community, Howard Park Condos, is quickly moving forward. Situated at 6o Howard Park Avenue, right in the heart of Roncesvalles Village, this mixed-use project is just a short stroll from the city’s largest urban park – High Park Toronto. With a near perfect walk score of 98, along with direct access to multiple TTC streetcars, everything from Roncesvalles restaurants, specialty vintage shops and scrumptious bakeries…
  • Hot Listings: November 17 – 21

    TheRedPin Team
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:25 am
    Whether you’re looking for a new pad closer to the city, or house hunting in a more intimate, family-friendly neighbourhood, TheRedPin has you covered, as we reveal hot listings in the GTA that are fresh on the market, every week. Get a better sense of the properties and book yourself a tour!  Apt. 705 – 1 Deer Park Crescent Yonge Street, Toronto Contact to Dan Levi to Book a Tour Asking Price: $779,000 | TheRedPin Rebate: $2,921 | Details: 2 Beds, 2 Baths 248 Hillside Avenue Vanier, Oshawa Contact to Patricia Chiasson to Book a Tour Asking Price: $389,900 | TheRedPin Rebate:…
  • Toronto’s Corktown Common named one of the world’s Greenest parks

    TheRedPin Team
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:04 am
    Corktown Common – IMAGE FROM http://www.waterfrontoronto.ca/ For the past 27 years, Popular Science Magazine has been on a mission to publish the “Best of What’s New” –  an annual list of the world’s most innovative products and technologies. Alongside dancing robots and new apps, a Toronto favourite made the list this year – Corktown Common. The massive 18-acre urban park (which first opened in spring 2013) in Toronto’s newly revitalized West DonLands, won in the Green category. Thanks largely in part to the park’s design and emphasis on sustainability.
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  • Prepare your home for winter

    Harmony Homes
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    The seasons are changing and with the weather getting cooler, it is time to prepare your home! This is an important part of your maintaining your home to stay as new as possible for as long as possible. Here are a few things that we suggest be taken care of before the winter season comes into play. If you are worried about your heater, it is much more efficient to get it checked out before winter hits. Call a Technician and have them take a look at your carbon monoxide levels heating efficiencies. Protect pipes and hoses around your home from being damaged or broken. With cold temperatures,…
  • Find the Right Harmony Community for your Family

    Harmony Homes
    11 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Mesa Verde First time homebuyers, newly married couples and “just starting” families will fit perfectly at Mesa Verde. With a more modern look and feel, this southwest location with 4 different models had options like no other Harmony Community. Read More… Silhouette With 9 floor plans, Silhouette has a match for every buyer. Buyers settling into retirement, new families just starting out and growing families, Silhouette has the space. This two-story community sits near Red Rock Canyon, Wet’n’Wild and Spring Mountain Ranch State Park. Read More… Daybreak Nestled at the base of…
  • Laughlin Living with Harmony Homes

    Harmony Homes
    4 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Laughlin, Nevada is a little over an hour outside of the great city of Las Vegas. Why visit or live in Laughlin? You have the benefit of Las Vegas for a weekend getaway, there is shopping, golf and most importantly water, all wrapped in small-town charm. With the Colorado River running right through Laughlin, there are attractions from swimming and jet skiing to dinner cruises and boat rentals. The golf courses offer challenges for players at every skill level with multiple course locations and year-round tee times. More importantly than these great activities, are the beautiful communities…
  • History of Halloween

    Harmony Homes
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    When you think of Halloween, what comes to mind? Trick-or-Treating, Bobbing for Apples, Dressing up in Costumes and lots and lots and lots of candy! But Halloween has not always been so “Family Friendly” and it was not always called Halloween. Let this blog take you back in time, to the ancient beginnings… Some 2,000 years ago the ancient Celtics put on a festival known as Samhain celebrated on November 1. This festival was full of bonfires and costumes used to ward off ghosts. On the night before, October 31, people believed that the dead returned as ghosts. They would leave food and…
  • Las Vegas Fall Activities

    Harmony Homes
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:14 am
    Even in the desert, pumpkins are one of the best parts of October. With cooler weather trying to push through and not much of the traditional “fall” scenery, pumpkins and fall-like activities are very exciting in Las Vegas. Below is a list of pumpkin patches, corn mazes, haunted houses and more to really spice up your season! Haunted Houses: Bonnie Screams – located in Blue Diamond, NV, rests three haunted houses, haunted train, haunted trails and more! Located in a ghost town just outside Las Vegas, just how much haunted can you handle?  Project X – Located in North Las Vegas,…
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  • How To Protect Your Webcam from Hackers

    AVT
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:17 pm
    It’s all over the news. Russian hackers are hacking into US and European web cams, baby monitors, and the like to not only spy on you, but they have a website where the feeds from the cams are shown all over the world. This begs the question, “Has my webcam been hacked”? Best viewed in full screen in HD
  • Bonterra Builders Presents Cedarvale Farm

    AVT
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:03 am
    Welcome to Cedarvale Farm, a Bonterra Builders’ community that offers a unique lifestyle combining all of the advantages of today’s energy efficient, quality crafted new homes within the context of community that preserves the history of the past. Located in Cabarrus County , but still only minutes from I 485, Cedarvale Farm is the perfect pairing of past and present. Community amenities include a picturesque 8 acre pond nestled in a rolling woodland setting, walking trails and community sidewalks. Additionally, developer proposed amenities include a pool and cabana located within the…
  • WellcomeMat Channel

    AVT
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:24 pm
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  • 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…
 
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  • Ich mag St. Louis Handwerk Biere

    STLRealtor
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:48 am
    I should begin by admitting I don’t really know much about craft beer. I like craft beer. I drink craft beer. My first choice is always going to be a Busch Bavarian. That doesn’t mean however, that I don’t like getting out and tasting the offerings of the many local establishments that brew their own unique elixirs. This city has been swimming in beer for a long time and the recent craft renaissance is an important milestone in the storied history of St. Louis beer brewing. It would be short-sighted to refer to the burgeoning micro brew market as a trend because beer has been in this…
  • St. Louis Realtor Podcast – Episode 4

    STLRealtor
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:37 am
    Please upgrade your browser Subscribe on ITUNES Segment 1: Adam talks about the upcoming Hermann London company retreat and how realtors can use the Hermann London Facebook group to find buyers & sellers. Adam also answers questions about why it’s great to list in December & how to reset a listing’s concurrent days on market or CDOM. All right, well, welcome to the Hermann London Real Estate Group Podcast! This is podcast number 4, I believe. We are going to go through this week’s agenda real quick. We are going to have some updates. I’m going to ask  John…
  • Fabulous, 3-Level Townhome in Ballwin

    STLRealtor
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:40 pm
    1722 Ridgeview Circle Drive, Ballwin, MO 63021 Lots of Well-Appointed Living Space This spectacular townhome, with  3 bedrooms (2 master suites) and 3-1/2 baths, is ready for move-in! There are 3 levels of living space, featuring extensive updates throughout. Brand new carpeting on the first floor and lower level. New granite counter tops in the recently-updated gourmet kitchen. Refinished hardwood floors. The Bathrooms have been updated, as well as the second floor master bedroom suite. The Master bath has a double-bowl sink vanity, granite countertops, whirlpool tub, and separate shower.
  • Roomy Ballwin Home, Ideal for Entertaining

    STLRealtor
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:59 pm
    261 Ramsey, Ballwin, MO 63021 Open Chef's Kitchen, Spacious Dining Room, Large Back Yard HURRY & see this GEM in the ROCKWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT! A complete GUT rehab (down to the studs), everything is brand new top-to-bottom, including a new roof, vinyl siding, and interior doors! As you walk in, you’ll be amazed by the kitchen. Elegant is what describes the space, as it includes cognac cabinets, gorgeous granite countertops, a matching backsplash, and HIGH-END stainless steel appliances, including a touch screen electric stove & a spacious double-door fridge. This is a…
  • Fully-Updated Ranch in Parkway School District

    STLRealtor
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:51 pm
    1579 Wooden Bridge Trail, Ballwin, MO 63021 Finished Basement & Privacy-Fenced Back Yard Spacious ranch on a cul-de-sac lot, backing to wooded common area. Attached two car garage, new roof, vinyl siding,leaded entry door, completely rehabbed with new espresso wood cabinets, new counter tops, stainless steel appliances, kitchen sink in bay window, bay in dining room area, new laminated flooring, open great room with brick fireplace, new patio door to deck area and fenced private back yard with BEAUTIFUL NEW SOD, bronze hardware and fixtures, frieze carpeting, open stairs to partial finished…
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  • How to Prepare Your Garden for the Upcoming Winter

    19 Nov 2014 | 9:39 am
    As autumn draws to a close, it may be hard to accept that winter cold and flurries are right around the corner. Colder temperatures, less light, and an increase in rain and snow can all take a toll on gardens. With a little bit of preparation, the winter damage can be minimized so gardens are able to bounce back and be beautiful again in the springtime. Take care of fallen leaves Leaf removal is important for several reasons when preparing your garden for the winter months. Neglecting to rake, mow, or blow your leaves somewhere other than where they fall can lead to yellowing patches of dead…
  • How to distinguish between good and bad investment properties

    7 Nov 2014 | 8:40 am
    While it possible to have get excellent returns from investing in property, it is important to note that not all properties are equally good investments. The main factor that you should be aware of is yield. How much will your tenants pay you in rent per year when compared to the purchase price of the property? A greater yield means that you recoup the amount you invested but it may also signal greater risk. With the help of the team at Lagan Plant, we’ve put together some of the key factors to consider when trying to distinguish between worthwhile buy-to-let properties and lower…
  • Four ways to sell your UK home

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:27 am
    Four ways to sell your home but which is right for you? When selling a home in the UK, the vast majority of homeowners will approach a traditional high street agent to help sell their home. However, with online estate agents and private sales websites taking an increasing proportion of business away from the high street, there are now serious and competitive alternatives available. There are 4 main methods to sell a home in the UK, these being: High Street Agent, Online Estate Agent, Private Sale/For Sale by Owner, and Property Auctions. To help you navigate the home-selling minefield and…
  • Why it's important to get the right conveyancing service

    20 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Many of us choose the first conveyancer we come across whether buying property in the UK or around Europe. There are lots of compelling reasons not to do this. In this article we'll take a look at some of the benefits of choosing the right legal representation to handle the transaction of your property, whether it is a flat off Gumtree, or an investment property in Barbados. We will also highlight some important things to look out for as you complete the process. Why it's important If you choose the wrong conveyancing service you could end up having to fork out as much as 2 or 3 times the…
  • What to consider when selecting bedroom furniture

    19 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    The bedroom is wherein most people spend the longest period of their lives. It is from where the personality of its occupants reflects. It also nourishes the mental and physical health of its users than any other location in the house. Therefore, as much as people focus when buying furniture for living rooms, they ought to pay much more attention when purchasing furniture for bedrooms. Unfortunately, most spend a longer time and much more money when selecting to buy living room furniture, but not so when it comes to bedroom furniture. Bedrooms: The Bed As the name bedroom shows, its central…
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    South Florida Law Blog

  • 2014 End of the Year Real Estate Defense News – Oppenheim Law

    OppenheimLaw
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Real Estate Rumor Mill – Take note:  Rumor has it from a highly-credentialed source that the retired South Florida  ‘Judges’ appointed about 6 years ago to come out of retirement are yet, retiring again. Once again, what started as a special division to push foreclosures in Florida through the judicial system more quickly has come to a screeching halt! As legislation would have it, there are NO funds in the budget to renew the ‘part-time, old-timers’ contracts to keep the foreclosure housing crisis flowing quickly through the system. Senior judges are no longer afforded the…
  • The American Horror Story winds down in Florida as cases become involuntarily dismissed by judges

    OppenheimLaw
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:14 am
    With the ‘zombie foreclosures’  still lingering,  at this point let’s call it, The American Horror Story if you will;  but, it seems some Florida courts have finally begun to apply the rules of law, civil procedure and evidence in foreclosure cases. Stopping the “trick -the-homeowner and treat-the-bank” system of procedure and evidence that have haunted Florida homeowners for nearly a decade; finally, the court system ‘gets it.’ And, it appears there is a growing trend of foreclosure cases being involuntarily dismissed by judges as the freak show finally…
  • Are you over the economic housing crisis and foreclosures South Florida?

    OppenheimLaw
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:24 pm
    In a recent article by editor Paul Owers, the Sun Sentinel reported that “New foreclosure cases declined across South Florida” in September and the third quarter, according to a report Thursday from RealtyTrac Inc. Published exerpts by Roy Oppenheim in the article are republished here; but WAIT, there’s so much more! Real Estate rumor mill – take note:  Rumor has it from a highly-credentialed source that –  the retired South Florida  ‘Judges’ appointed about 6 years ago to come out of retirement are yet, retiring again. Yes! Once again, what…
  • Foreclosure trial involving homeowner and bank: #boom gone in 24 minutes thanks to Oppenheim Law Firm

    OppenheimLaw
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Foreclosure trial #boom gone in 24 minutes thanks to Oppenheim Law Firm
  • South Florida Real Estate Could Use a #FanGate, too! The 2014 Florida Gov. Gubernatorial Race Heats Up.

    OppenheimLaw
    2 Oct 2014 | 2:54 pm
    2014 polls show Gov. Rick Scott and Charlie Crist in tight race with only one month to go. Roy Oppenheim, foreclosure defense attorney wants the Florida real estate zombie foreclosures to be addressed by both. #Fangate overshadows weirdest start of the FL. Gov. gubernatorial debate as the 900 pound invisible gorilla in South Florida seeks answers. While the Florida real estate market is heating up in Florida and particularly South Florida, all eyes are also watching the 2014 Florida gubernatorial election between candidates Charlie Crist (D) and Rick Scott (R) -both parties openly discuss…
 
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    First Home, First Loan » Stephen Katz

  • 5 Sound Reasons to Buy a House- Per Harvard’s Recent Study

    Stephen Katz
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Harvard University’s Eric Belsky, who is the Managing Director of the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University and also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Housing Research and Housing Policy Debate, shared a paper on homeownership last year. It is entitled – The Dream Lives On: the Future of Homeownership in America and within it he explores five financial reasons he thinks people should keep in mind when shopping for a home. His five reasons are listed below, as well as a corresponding excerpt from his study: 1.) Typically housing is the main…
  • Now is the Time for Buyers to Have Cash Ready

    Stephen Katz
    14 Nov 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Recently there was a downturn in existing home sales. Some are speculating that this is a result of fewer individual cash investors. However, this can easily be a great entry point for other buyers, according to the National Association of Realtors. Cash sales hit an all time low since December 2009, when they fell 6% this summer- from 29% in July, to 23%in August. This being said, market activity is still consistent. Realtors report that most of the losses were found in the South and West regions, while the Midwest and Northeast stayed strong. Many are familiar with the bidding wars that…
  • Is it Wise to Access your 401(k) to Purchase your first Home?

    Stephen Katz
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Many are looking at the money in their 401(k) along with the increase in home prices and wondering if they should use some of those funds. A big concern and caution is to ensure that contributions to retirement don’t halt at the time of borrowing against it. If that happens, it can become quite detrimental to your overall retirement plan. So, it’s imperative to weigh the amount of money borrowed from your 401(k) to make sure your overall retirement plan is not jeopardized. A word of warning is to make sure you can handle the payments on the 401(k) “loan”, plus the mortgage payments…
  • How Do You Define Earnest Money?

    Stephen Katz
    9 Oct 2014 | 10:27 am
    It is a deposit paid toward the purchase of a home, to illustrate to the seller how serious you are about buying the property. Why Are They Needed? Because sellers have a lot on the line when selling their house, they want to ensure buyers are serious when making an offer to buy. The exercise of putting a cash deposit down shows them exactly that. The bottom line: Earnest money deposits are meant to discourage buyers from just making multiple offers on many different properties, only to “weigh their options.” If you consider this concept from the seller’s perspective it makes a lot of…
  • Problems Associated With Excessive Debt

    Stephen Katz
    2 Oct 2014 | 9:42 am
    Many Americans, including myself, carry a small and manageable amount of credit card debt. There is nothing wrong with this. It is when you have an excessive level of debt in relation to your monthly income, that you can hurt your chances of getting approved for a mortgage loan. Mortgage lenders use credit scores and debt-to-income (DTI) ratios to measure the potential risk a borrower carries. A borrower with a relatively low score and a high amount of recurring debt represents a bigger risk to the lender. This is exactly what can happen when you have a lot of credit card debt. It can lower…
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  • 89% of U.S. millennials will shop at a mall this holiday source: ICSC.org

    Administrator
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Publish Date: November 04, 2014 Topics: holiday, mall, simon Simon isn’t worried about losing shopper traffic to the Internet this holiday season, especially among the millennial age group. According to the landlord’s 2014 Holiday Shopping Behavior Survey of 1,048 holiday shoppers aged 18 and older, millennial consumers plan to do their holiday shopping at malls this year. Eighty-nine percent of survey respondents between the ages of 18 and 33 who intend to buy one or more gifts say that they intend to shop at a mall this holiday season.  (In total, 83 percent of respondents across…
  • Fed ends asset-buying program, notes housing ‘remains slow’ (source: Scotsman Guide)

    Administrator
    1 Nov 2014 | 5:43 pm
      The Federal Reserve Board announced today that it will end its program of buying mortgage-backed securities (MBS) and other assets by Friday, confirming the statement of intent it made this past July. The Fed cited robust job growth and increased household spending in its decision to end the quantitative-easing program, but also noted that the housing recovery “remains slow.” In the coming months, the Fed will decide when to allow interest rates to increase, which would effect mortgage rates. The Fed said that keeping the federal-funds rate near zero “remains appropriate.”…
  • Suburbs Still Appeal to Some Office Tenants (source: national real estate investor)

    Administrator
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:01 pm
    by Robert Carr, Oct. 29, 2014 Suburban office markets have lately received a bad rap, but some supporters say that outside markets are now the places to find the bestdeals and locate new satellite offices. Suburbs across the country have been struggling to recover from the recession and the flight to urban CBDs that followed. Many suburban submarkets, including the class-A stock, are still at more than 20 percent vacancy. Chicago’s 117 million sq. ft. suburban market, for example, still posts 23.2 percent availability. . However, though tenants are still seen in the driver’s seat,…
  • Will Amazon Be The Future of Brick-and-Mortar Retail? (source: national real estate investor)

    Administrator
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:12 am
    Microsoft. Samsung. Apple. Google. Amazon: These are the most prominent tech companies around. Do they also represent the future of brick-and-mortar retail? As everyone looks at the phenomenal success of Apple’s retail stores to learn how to drive sales volume and build their brands, it’s not surprising that other large technology and consumer products companies are also considering dipping their toes in the same retail waters. Microsoft has opened stand-alone specialty stores as well as kiosks in shopping centers across the United States. Google has dabbled in pop-ups and Samsung has…
  • Zoliath: Compiling and Connecting Qualified Real Estate Professionals & Services Online…for Free

    Administrator
    28 Sep 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Connecting professionals in the commercial real estate industry Zoliath delivers the most qualified commercial real estate professionals for your unique needs now—filtered and easy to find in the market in which you operate. Whether you’re looking to rent commercial space, sign up with a commercial bank or find a commercial listing for a property appraiser in your area, you’ve come to the right place. WE HELP PROFESSIONALS LIST THEIR SERVICES AND OWNERS & MANAGERS FIND THE RIGHT SERVICE PROVIDER. ALL FOR FREE! Though you won’t find a commercial property listing on…
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    Virtual Tour Software ~ Virtual Tour Company

  • A Virtual Tour Checklist

    Jason LaVanture
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:23 am
    Here's a basic checklist for creating amazing virtual tours.A stunning virtual tour can be a great tool for anyone who’s promoting a real estate property, a hotel, campus, restaurant, resort, 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 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…
  • Minneapolis Virtual Tour Provider - New T4 Professional Photographer

    Jason LaVanture
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:04 pm
    RTV is proud to announce our latest T4 Rated professional photographer, Dan Baker from Baker Imaging Photography.  Baker Imaging Photography is a Minneapolis / St Paul based Commercial Photography and virtual tour business, and Virtual Tour provider with a long history of providing strong technical and visually pleasing imagery.Baker Imaging was founded by Dan Baker in 1988. Dan has 30+ years of professional photography experience, ranging from film to digital technologies, including digital retouching and manipulation. Dan was certified a Google Trusted Photographer in early 2012 and…
  • Vacation Rental Photography & Professional Virtual Tours

    Jason LaVanture
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Vacation home rentals are very popular at this time of the year. But with so many properties available for vacation rentals, especially those in and around popular destinations, it can be hard for property owners to attract renters to their particular vacation homes.A well-made vacation rental virtual tour can give you a competitive advantage in marketing your vacation home rental. Whether you’re a property owner, a real estate agent working with vacation homes, or a virtual tour provider looking to expand your customer base, creating vacation home virtual tours is a great place to…
  • Hot Springs, AR Virtual Tours - New T4 Photographer - Impact 360

    Jason LaVanture
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:03 am
    Impact 360 Media, your custom virtual tour and Google Business View 360 tour specialist, serves the entire state of Arkansas and beyond.   We have had the privilege of shooting 360 virtual tours in Alaska, Washington, California, Arkansas and even Florida.We have been serving business clients since 2006 including:    Retail    Medical    Private Schools    Manufacturing    Restaurants    Hotels    Universities    Venuesand much more!Our ability to offer the highly…
  • Jim Rector - First RTV Provider to Achieve T4 Status - Servicing Roanoke, VA

    Jason LaVanture
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:59 am
    RTV proudly welcomes James Rector to the T4 virtual tour provider group!  Jim runs Image 360 Studios, an interactive media marketing company founded in 2006; specializing in 360 degree Panoramic photography and High Resolution architectural images.  Located outside of Blacksburg, in southwest Virginia, the studio mainly provides service to areas in Roanoke and New River Valley area; although they also service many cities in North Carolina, western Tennessee, and West Virginia.  Jim Rector graduated from Radford University where he first studied photography using film cameras…
 
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    THE TENANT ADVISOR

  • This Week in the Economy

    CoyDavidson
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Stocks Up for 5th Straight Week with Modest Gains All three major stock indexes finished the week with modest gains. The tech heavy Nasdaq finished up 0.52% for the week. The Dow advanced 0.99% and the S&P 500 gained 1.16% for the week. Below are links to the top economic stories for the week: Regional […]
  • This Week’s Recommended Reading

    CoyDavidson
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:09 pm
    5 Articles to Read this Weekend The Shrinking of Personal Space at Work First they came for the offices, replacing four-walls-and-a-door situations with desks in cubicles, even for workers of considerable stature. Now they’re coming for the desks themselves.On both sides of the Atlantic, big companies are moving toward more flexible setups that do away […]
  • 3 Tricky Things in an Office Lease

    CoyDavidson
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:13 pm
    Every office tenant wants the highest quality office space available that fits within their budget. In other words, they want the best value that fits within their total overhead cost structure. The ability to achieve this objective requires an understanding of what drives costs and how to effectively manage them. There are three factors that […]
  • 2014 Global Retail Report

    CoyDavidson
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:07 pm
    A Rising Tide Stirs Cautiously Optimistic Markets Colliers International’s latest Global Retail Highlights report looks at 125 key shopping districts in 50 countries, offering insights into current performance and trends for the near future. A major theme running through this year’s report is that luxury retail continues to show strong growth and is serving as […]
  • This Week’s Recommended Reading

    CoyDavidson
    15 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    5 Articles to Read this Weekend Top 10 Trends Influencing Workplace Design As part of our efforts to keep clients informed, we continuously develop and follow new research in workplace design. We study behavioral science, organizational design, change management, performance metrics, demographics and technological advances – always with an eye toward how they affect the […]
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    Waterfront Properties in Jupiter | Real Estate Blog

  • PRE-THANKSGIVING FISHING FORECAST

    21 Nov 2014 | 11:28 am
    Rough and windy ocean kept a bunch of boats at the dock this past week and the weather doesn’t look so enticing this weekend due to the cold fronts, there has been a bit of fishing inconsistency. OFFSHORE:With the extreme breezy weather, it may have perked up the fishing offshore! South Florida offshore should expect some schools of dolphin in the 150’-300’ range. The past few cold fronts that have moved in have helped the sailfish jump our way. Boats that are on the lookout for these sails should see multiple per day. Fishermen have been dropping a line to the bottom and have been…
  • The Addison of Boca Raton

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:33 am
    Originally built in 1926 by the architect Addison Mizner, the Addison of Boca Raton features old world elegance and charm. It was initially created as the focal point of real estate operations for the Mizner Development Corporation and Mizner designed the Addison to serve as an example to prospective clients and to house the sales offices as well as a small apartment for himself. The property also included a restaurant that opened for lunch, afternoon tea, and an “al fresco” dinner. The 1920’s estate offers many unique features, including historic architecture and a courtyard featuring…
  • CHRIS EVERT RAYMOND JAMES…PRO CELEBRITY TENNIS CLASSIC…November 21 – 23, 2014

    20 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
      Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis is scheduled for November 21 – 23, 2014 at the Delray Beach Tennis Center, 201 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444.  The event features Pro Celebrity Tennis, the Classic Cocktail Part, Tennis with Chrissie and Friends, and the Pro-Celebrity Gala. Last year, the 2013 Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic raised an amazing $600,000 dollars. Since 1989, Chris Evert's efforts have contributed over $21.2 million in an ongoing campaign against drug abuse and child neglect in Florida. With the help of loyal and generous sponsors, participating…
  • BOSTON'S ON THE BEACH in DELRAY BEACH

    20 Nov 2014 | 8:41 am
    Within South Florida there are so many delightful places to dine, more specifically in Delray Beach, Florida; the area offers something for all and sundry along Atlantic Avenue and the beach. As one of the best places in South Florida and a nationally recognized restaurant and bar, Boston’s on the Beach has been serving residents and visitors for over 35 years. It’s like magic is in the air due to Boston’s on the Beach ability to attract and appeal, feed and entertain a largely diverse and assorted following. Located on 40 South Ocean Boulevard in Delray Beach, Boston’s on the Beach…
  • SURFING AT REEF ROAD

    19 Nov 2014 | 7:59 am
    Florida’s east coast has produced some quality surf spots during the main swell season, which is during the winter months from November to March and generates surf anywhere between 1-10 ft. Time the waves right and you will be surfing some pretty classic waves all while the water is warm and the sun is shining – they don’t call it the Sunshine State for nothing! The cultured surfing community of South Florida has shaped some of the world’s best surf riders such as Kelly Slater. For the Florida surfer there are a few go to surf spots that are perfectly rideable and can be really fun!
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    Maine Real Estate Blog

  • MAINE HOME SALES UP 26.24 PERCENT IN OCTOBER

    LegacySIR
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:46 pm
    SOUTH PORTLAND (November 20, 2014)—Impressive, double-digit real estate sales increases were recorded last month across the state of Maine. According to Maine Listings, statewide single-family existing home sales jumped 26.24 percent last month, compared to figures from October 2013. The median sales price (MSP) for those homes eased a very slight 0.71 percent to $175,000. The MSP indicates that half of the homes were sold for more and half sold for less. The National Association of Realtors released statistics indicating a 2.9 rise in October’s national single-family existing home sales.
  • Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Enters Poland

    LegacySIR
    6 Nov 2014 | 12:15 pm
    MADISON, N.J., and WARSAW (Nov 6, 2014) – Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that leading Polish real estate firm Park House in Warsaw has joined its luxury real estate network and now will operate as Poland Sotheby’s International Realty. The firm is managed by Arkadiusz Wojciechowski and Piotr Śliwka, who signed an exclusive 25-year master franchise agreement to develop the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand throughout Poland including the luxury residential real estate markets in Warsaw, Crocow, Wroclaw, Poznan and Lodz. “Expansion across Europe…
  • MAINE REAL ESTATE SALES UP 6.58 PERCENT; PRICES RISE

    LegacySIR
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    SOUTH PORTLAND (October 21, 2014)— Buyers of Maine real estate have been active this fall season, purchasing seasonal/vacation properties as well as primary homes. Maine Listings released statistics today showing that sales of single-family existing homes increased 6.58 percent in September 2014. The median sales price (MSP) hit $175,000 last month—up 1.16 percent from one year ago. The MSP indicates that half of the homes were sold for more and half sold for less. Nationwide, sales dipped 1.9 percent while the national MSP rose 5.9 percent to $210,300. According to the National…
  • Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Welcomes New California Firm

    LegacySIR
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:39 am
    MADISON, N.J. (Oct. 6, 2014) – Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Venture Sotheby’s International Realty in Pleasanton, California, is the newest member of its real estate network. The brokerage will be led by Andrew Greenwell, the broker and co-owner of the firm. With this addition, the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand will have 83 offices throughout the state of California. “We are proud to grow the Sotheby’s International Realty brand’s presence in California with Venture Sotheby’s International Realty and the team of professionals that…
  • Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty Welcomes Tim Kennedy as Vice President

    LegacySIR
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:21 am
    Maine Real Estate (October 6, 2014) Legacy Properties Sotheby’sInternational Realty, Maine’s leading Luxury Property company, is pleased to announce that Tim Kennedy has joined its team of Maine real estate professionals as a Vice President. Tim will be based in the Portland office at 2 City Center. Tim began his  real estate career in 1985. He has an extensive background in all phases of new construction and residential development. Adept at working with both buyers and sellers, Tim specializes in complex high value and hard-to-value homes. “It is terrific to have Tim join…
 
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    ExpertView Blog

  • Buyer Demand Drives Increases in Property Prices

    realestateview.com.au
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:49 pm
    What do buyers want? The answer to this question helps explain why Melbourne property prices rise more in some suburbs than others and can help buyers predict which suburbs will offer the biggest... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What to know about screening tenants

    realestateview.com.au
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Property owners who are new to investing will undoubtedly have concerns about who it is that will live in their asset. This is often even more so the case when the property has been the owners’ home... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Going… going… Gone! Auctioneer’s strategies for auction day

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    18 Nov 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Hands up who is daunted by the idea of bidding at an auction. It can be a daunting prospect, can’t it? As both an agent and auctioneer, I can identify with these sentiments because I see it in my... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The top five first home buyer mistakes

    realestateview.com.au
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Being a first home buyer can be a confronting experience. You’re entering into the transactions cold, often trying to trump other more experienced buyers and grappling with your hopes and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Affordable Homes? Yes, They Are out There

    realestateview.com.au
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Price Growth Plateau Good News for Home Buyers   Price growth in Melbourne’s buoyant property market has begun to plateau – good news for those looking to get a foothold on the property... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Ascaya Henderson Lots for Sale

    Robert Ratliff
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:04 pm
    Exclusive Lots for Sale in Henderson Nevada Information Ascaya Henderson new level of luxury in Las Vegas. Located in Henderson with amazing Strip views and panoramic views of the entire Las Vegas Valley, Ascaya is a high-end luxury development consisting of over 300 private Land for Sale that will be the most expensive real estate in […]
  • Toll Brothers New Homes for Sale Summerlin

    Robert Ratliff
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:11 pm
    Exclusive New Summerlin Houses for Sale Information Interested in a Toll Brothers New Homes for Sale Summerlin?  Don’t go inside without us! What most people don’t realize is that when you go to a New Residential Construction new home tract without an agent, you have no representation. The on-site agent works for the New Summerlin […]
  • Woodside Homes Summerlin NV

    Robert Ratliff
    23 Nov 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Exclusive New Houses for Sale Information Woodside Homes Summerlin NV Andorra community in the Paseos of Summerlin offers seven different homes in a gated community.  Located just North of the Paseos Park, and East of Red Rock Conservation area, this is an ideal location for those who like to be outdoors. Below you can view New […]
  • Aliante Home for Sale

    Robert Ratliff
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Exclusive Houses in Aliante North Las Vegas NV Information Aliante Home for Sale with Gourmet kitchen with granite, GE stainless appliances, large island with breakfast bar, custom butlers pantry between dining and kitchen, walk through pantry. Four large beds each with walk in closets. Backyard has gazebo with fan and lights, stamped concrete, covered patio, […]
  • 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 […]
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    Century 21 Alliance Realty - THE Gail Spada TEAM

  • Thinking GREEN is GOOD!

    Gail Spada
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:26 am
    There are many ways you can step a little lighter on our Great Mother Earth. One of the simplest ways is to “go green” and remember to “reduce and re-use”. Reducing and Re-using Basics One of the most effective ways to reduce waste is to not create it in the first place. Creating a new product requires a lot of raw materials and energy. Raw materials must be mined, the product be manufactured and finally transported to market. With that in mind, the practice of reduction and re-use of products can save natural resources, protect the environment and save money. Benefits of Reducing and…
  • You had me at WELCOME

    Gail Spada
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Your front door is your home’s chance to make a good first impression…Check out our simple solutions that are often overlooked by sellers when marketing a home for sale.   Give it a once-over After a while, we all stop noticing the little flaws in our homes. Therefore, it is a great idea to begin by taking a good, hard look at your front door’s condition. Try to view your doorway just as a visitor would. Make sure the paint and/or stain is in good condition. Clear away any cobwebs and sweep away any debris. Assess the condition of the lighting fixtures, the door hardware and…
  • Don’t Be Mad at Us

    Gail Spada
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:24 pm
    This past weekend, while contemplating what new series I would be embarking on for my soon-approaching BLOG post, I remembered the recent loss of a fellow REALTOR, Beverly Carter from Arkansas, and thought that this tragedy should serve as a red-flag to our industry. For those of you who don’t know the sad story about Beverly Carter, let me tell you… While showing a vacant home to a stranger, she was kidnapped, murdered and dumped in a shallow grave. Reportedly, the sole suspect, who remains in police custody, told police he targeted her because she was “a woman that worked…
  • 8 OUTRAGEOUSLY BAD STAGING DECISIONS – Part 4/4

    Gail Spada
    2 Oct 2014 | 9:58 am
    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 home-staging. Explore our last 2 “biggest staging sins” that sellers can make and some common-sense advice to help avoid these pitfalls before it costs them a sale. Failing to Stage for all the Senses – #7 Outrageously Bad Home-Staging Decision A house that smells like pet pandemonium or nasty nicotine will be a tough house to sell, no matter how…
  • 8 OUTRAGEOUSLY BAD STAGING DECISIONS – Part 3/4

    Gail Spada
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:59 pm
    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 pre-market…
 
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  • 3 Reasons for Military Homebuyers to Be Thankful This Year

    Chris Birk
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:18 pm
    Filed under: News, Buying, Financing Getty Images Mortgage credit is thawing, VA loans are booming and interest rates remain within striking distance of all-time lows. For military homebuyers, there's much to be thankful for this year. They are a demographic group that continues to embrace both the opportunities and challenges of homebuying. The homeownership rate among veterans and service members is 81 percent, compared to about 65 percent for the nation as a whole, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. It's tough to predict what shape the housing market will take in 2015, with…
  • How to Make a Chic Centerpiece With Simple Objects

    Zillow
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:16 am
    Filed under: Design, How To, Lifestyle Kerrie Kelly Design Lab via ZillowA perfect piece of fruit from the farmers market can become part of your tableau, and glass makes simple things sparkle. By Kerrie Kelly As the holidays approach and friends and family gather, we often are tasked with bringing together all the elements for the celebration. Luckily, when it comes to centerpieces, there are many ways to dress your table without splurging on new dishes and linens. Instead, you can look to items from nature, affordable finds and items you may already have to create a fresh and effortless…
  • A $140 Million 'Briar Patch' for Sale in the Hamptons

    Zillow
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:41 am
    Filed under: Buying, Celebrity Homes, Selling Brown Harris Stevens via Zillow By Catherine Sherman Pricey real estate is nothing new in the Hamptons. But when an 18-acre East Hampton estate sold for $147 million this spring, the coveted beach town moved up a rung on the luxury real estate ladder. Continuing the trend, the historic Briar Patch estate just hit the market for $140 million. Not only is it the most expensive home publicly listed in the Hamptons, but it's the priciest listing on Zillow in all of New York. "Briar Patch is a uniquely beautiful estate without equal on the East End,"…
  • Robert Pattinson Eyeing Paparazzi-Proof NYC Condo?

    Lisa Kaplan Gordon
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:21 am
    Filed under: Buying, Celebrity Homes, Selling ZillowA penthouse at 200 11th Avenue with 3,598 square feet is on the market for $20 million. APRobert Pattinson '"Twilight" hunk Robert Pattinson, who has had a busy year selling and buying California real estate, is now reportedly looking at a "paparazzi-proof" Manhattan condo. The New York Post says Pattinson has been house hunting in New York and recently scoped out a $20 million penthouse at 200 11th Avenue. The 3,598 square-foot pad boasts three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. But the real deal-maker is the apartment's car elevator, which would…
  • Sold: Jake Gyllenhaal's Midcentury Modern in the Hills of LA

    Zillow
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:36 am
    Filed under: Buying, Celebrity Homes, Selling Zillow By Emily Heffter Jake Gyllenhaal has sold his Cahuenga Pass home for $3.262 million. A sale was pending in October. Property records show the actor closed the deal this week. Reports in September revealed that Gyllenhaal had listed his Los Angeles midcentury modern near the Hollywood Hills, asking $3.5 million for the three-bedroom, three-bath home in Cahuenga Pass. Gyllenhaal, nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Jack Twist in 2005's "Brokeback Mountain" and currently starring in "Nightcrawler," bought…
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  • 3 Reasons for Military Homebuyers to Be Thankful This Year

    Chris Birk
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:18 pm
    Filed under: News, Buying, Financing Getty Images Mortgage credit is thawing, VA loans are booming and interest rates remain within striking distance of all-time lows. For military homebuyers, there's much to be thankful for this year. They are a demographic group that continues to embrace both the opportunities and challenges of homebuying. The homeownership rate among veterans and service members is 81 percent, compared to about 65 percent for the nation as a whole, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. It's tough to predict what shape the housing market will take in 2015, with…
  • How to Make a Chic Centerpiece With Simple Objects

    Zillow
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:16 am
    Filed under: Design, How To, Lifestyle Kerrie Kelly Design Lab via ZillowA perfect piece of fruit from the farmers market can become part of your tableau, and glass makes simple things sparkle. By Kerrie Kelly As the holidays approach and friends and family gather, we often are tasked with bringing together all the elements for the celebration. Luckily, when it comes to centerpieces, there are many ways to dress your table without splurging on new dishes and linens. Instead, you can look to items from nature, affordable finds and items you may already have to create a fresh and effortless…
  • A $140 Million 'Briar Patch' for Sale in the Hamptons

    Zillow
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:41 am
    Filed under: Buying, Celebrity Homes, Selling Brown Harris Stevens via Zillow By Catherine Sherman Pricey real estate is nothing new in the Hamptons. But when an 18-acre East Hampton estate sold for $147 million this spring, the coveted beach town moved up a rung on the luxury real estate ladder. Continuing the trend, the historic Briar Patch estate just hit the market for $140 million. Not only is it the most expensive home publicly listed in the Hamptons, but it's the priciest listing on Zillow in all of New York. "Briar Patch is a uniquely beautiful estate without equal on the East End,"…
  • Robert Pattinson Eyeing Paparazzi-Proof NYC Condo?

    Lisa Kaplan Gordon
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:21 am
    Filed under: Buying, Celebrity Homes, Selling ZillowA penthouse at 200 11th Avenue with 3,598 square feet is on the market for $20 million. APRobert Pattinson '"Twilight" hunk Robert Pattinson, who has had a busy year selling and buying California real estate, is now reportedly looking at a "paparazzi-proof" Manhattan condo. The New York Post says Pattinson has been house hunting in New York and recently scoped out a $20 million penthouse at 200 11th Avenue. The 3,598 square-foot pad boasts three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. But the real deal-maker is the apartment's car elevator, which would…
  • Sold: Jake Gyllenhaal's Midcentury Modern in the Hills of LA

    Zillow
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:36 am
    Filed under: Buying, Celebrity Homes, Selling Zillow By Emily Heffter Jake Gyllenhaal has sold his Cahuenga Pass home for $3.262 million. A sale was pending in October. Property records show the actor closed the deal this week. Reports in September revealed that Gyllenhaal had listed his Los Angeles midcentury modern near the Hollywood Hills, asking $3.5 million for the three-bedroom, three-bath home in Cahuenga Pass. Gyllenhaal, nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Jack Twist in 2005's "Brokeback Mountain" and currently starring in "Nightcrawler," bought…
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  • Autumn’s Treasure

    Daniel Hancock
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:42 pm
    The seasons always seem to rush by – especially the two transition seasons, fall and spring. Even though there had already been a couple brief snow flurries, it was still a surprise to wake up on Friday morning with six and a half inches of snow! On Saturday morning, there was over a foot of snow. Just last Monday, I was comfortably wearing a t-shirt. Oh well, here’s another photograph from fall. Why not enjoy it a little longer?
  • Testament to Courage

    Daniel Hancock
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    After spending last weekend in the Gettysburg area of Pennsylvania, I am finally getting a chance to edit the pictures. Gettysburg is an amazing location full of natural beauty and history. Although the scenery was beautiful of itself, framing it with the monument really helped convert the photograph from nice to stunning. Just as sentences are composed of various types of words, photographs are also composed of smaller portions. Having a subject, a foreground (often to frame the subject), and a background in a photograph attracts the viewer’s attention in a complementary way.
  • Shadows in Gray

    Daniel Hancock
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:18 pm
    I’ve been busy with several commercial projects, but still have been getting out for landscape photography – especially for the fall colors. It is such a blessing to take a walk through the woods, camera in hand.    
  • 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…
 
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  • Home Pricing continues to stay strong in Mountain Shadows

    Kathy Torline
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:19 am
    Homes in Mountain Shadows are in the Northwest Area in Colorado Springs Search for homes in Mountain Shadows Zip Code: 80919  The Mountain Shadows housing market continues to be a BUYERS Market, as there is currently a 7.5 month of supply of homes on the market.   A 6 month supply of houses on the market is considered a “NEUTRAL MARKET”. Here’s a quick summary of the 2014 Real Estate Market for Mountain Shadows as of 10-31-2014 Pricing decreased by 1% Number of homes sold has already increased by 2% Days on Market increased by 17% Price per FINISHED square feet has increased by…
  • Colorado Springs is a top pick for military veterans

    Kathy Torline
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:04 am
    Veterans love living in Colorado Springs  Search for Homes near Fort Carson Trulia  recently released a study on where veterans like to live; including an estimates saying that 1 in 12 adults are veterans.  Their report shows that veterans are more likely to be homeowners than non-veterans, and since Colorado Springs is surrounded by military bases (Fort Carson, Peterson AFA, Schriever AFA, and the U.S. Air Force Academy ), it already has a large population of active duty military. Also, according to the article, “among the largest 100 metros, Colorado Springs and Virginia Beach have…
  • When can I buy again?

    Kathy Torline
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:09 am
     When can I buy a home in Colorado Springs Search for all Homes in Colorado Springs Many potential Colorado Springs home owners had financial challenges during the recent economic downturn; including filing Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies, short sales, deed-in-lieu,  and foreclosures.  The rules vary vastly, but many potential home buyers interested in purchasing a home in Colorado Springs, may now be able to re qualify for a loan.   Some people in the business refer to the potential homeowners that were affected as boomarang Buyers or Rebound Buyers. How quickly they will be able…
  • Garden of the Gods in the Fall

    Kathy Torline
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:06 am
    Garden of the Gods, a registered National Landmark in Colorado Springs Search for homes on acreage in the Colorado Springs area Garden of the Gods is one of my favorites places in Colorado Springs.  It is truly magnificent, regardless of the time of the year.  Hope you enjoy some of the recent shots I took while hiking the park with my grandkids. There are over 15 miles of trails in the park, and one of my favorite trails starts from the main parking lot.  It is an easy, 1 1/2 mile roundtrip, concrete.   It’s Wheelchair and stroller accessible.     Related Articles: 21…
  • The property has been on the market 200 days, something must be wrong with it

    Kathy Torline
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:50 am
     Colorado Springs Days on Market I often hear this statement from Colorado Springs home buyers, “The property has been on the market for 200 days, I don’t want to see it.  There must be something wrong with it.” With all of the information available to consumers, more and more buyers pay attention to the Days of Market listed in the property details reports available in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS.) The importance of days on market can vary from area to area, and from place to place, from price range to price range.   And sometimes homes that have been on the…
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  • Open Houses Nov 23rd

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    21 Nov 2014 | 10:57 am
    945 N 6th Street, 19123 Open House Sunday November 23rd from 1-3 at 945 N 6th Street 19123 with Melissa Purnell A video posted by RE/MAX Access (@accessphilly) on Nov 11, 2014 at 9:54am PST Follow accessphilly.com’s board 945 N 6TH ST, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19123 on Pinterest. 2523 S. American Street, 19148 Open House Sunday November 23rd from 1-3 at 2535 S. American Street 19148 with David Guido A video posted by RE/MAX Access (@accessphilly) on Nov 11, 2014 at 9:59am PST Follow accessphilly.com’s board 2535 S AMERICAN ST, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19148 on Pinterest. 936 S 10th Street, 19147…
  • FYI: This Man Wants To Make The “Batsuit” A Reality.

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    17 Nov 2014 | 7:44 am
    http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/11/12/batman-batsuit-kickstarter/ By: Jarek Cotto Philadelphia’s recycle rate has increased 155% in just 6 years after Mayor Nutter took office. A few things are the cause of this increase like the weekly recyclables collection, the Recyclebank rewards program, single stream collection, and tickets to those who do not recycle. Philly Jesus had a run in with the law when he was arrested at love park for disorderly conduct. He claims that the arresting officer threatened to drive to a secret location and beat him up. He was only arrested for 2 hours and now…
  • Open Houses November 15th & 16th

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    12 Nov 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Follow accessphilly.com’s board 936 S 10TH ST, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19147 on Pinterest. A video posted by RE/MAX Access (@accessphilly) on Nov 11, 2014 at 8:23am PST Follow accessphilly.com’s board 945 N 6TH ST, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19123 on Pinterest. Open house 11/16 from 1-3 at 945 N 6th Street Philadelphia PA 19123 #phillyopenhouse A video posted by RE/MAX Access (@accessphilly) on Nov 11, 2014 at 8:29am PST Follow accessphilly.com’s board 2429 SEPVIVA ST, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19125 on Pinterest. Open House 11/16 from 12:30-2:30 at 2428 Sepviva Street Philadelphia Pa 19125…
  • FYI: New Shake Shack Mural Coming In December.

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    10 Nov 2014 | 7:27 am
    http://www.phillymag.com/ticket/2014/10/14/check-shake-shack-center-city-gets-new-mural/ By: Jarek Cotto Local filmmaker Cory Popps is called wasteland, and it follows urban explorers into some of Philly’s most forgotten places. The show is on its second episode. Watch as co-owner of the web-design firm YIKES Inc. explores old, abandoned buildings and their decaying structures. Watch the second episode here.   A baby giraffe named Mika was born at Six Flags Great Adventure’s Safari Offroad Adventure. It is a 5 foot 10 inch female and you can see her now at the theme park. Zombies…
  • Open Houses November 8th & 9th

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    6 Nov 2014 | 10:12 pm
    2410 E. Hazzard Street Philadelphia, PA 19125 November 9th from 11-1 Follow accessphilly.com’s board 2410 E HAZZARD ST, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19125 on Pinterest. Open house 11/9 from 11-1 at 2410 E Hazzard Street Philadelphia PA 19125 MLS#6481040 #accessphilly #remaxaccess #openhousephilly A video posted by RE/MAX Access (@accessphilly) on Nov 11, 2014 at 11:06am PST 945 N 6th Street Philadelphia,PA 19123 November 9th from 1-3 Follow accessphilly.com’s board 945 N 6TH ST, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19123 on Pinterest. Open house 11/9 from 1-3 at 945 N 6th Street Philadelphia PA 19123…
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  • 2 Bedroom in Northern Liberties: 837 N 2nd St #309

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:42 am
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics: http://briv.it/g1iI 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 personal balcony AND rooftop deck. Hardwood floors throughout this spacious condo. Contemporary kitchen with granite and stainless steel appliances, and breakfast bar. Plenty of natural light and extra storage space/medicine cabinets installed…
  • 3 Bedroom in Bella Vista: 936 S 10th St.

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics: http://briv.it/i1cv Be charmed from the outside in on this 3-story, 3 Bedroom 2.5 Bath custom townhome. Stunning brick front with a 6 pane bay window and 2100 sq. ft. of living space. This georgeous home is located in the heart of Bella Vista! Interior features include newly refinished Brazilian cherry floors and recessed lighting throughout, a finished basement with laundry area - new washer and dryer. Enter in to a spacious living room and dining room combination with convenient powder room on the 1st floor. The…
  • 3 Bedroom in Fishtown: 2608 E Thompson St.

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    11 Nov 2014 | 12:33 am
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics: http://briv.it/h1Zm Beautiful 3 bedroom 2 full bath renovation on a fantastic Fishtown block. This hoe features bamboo flooring throughout, an open lay out, and a spectacular finished basement. The basement is completely tiled with contemporary high end tile and recessed lighting making the space a full fledged useable room. The main floor has an open layout with recessed lighting, a rear yard accessed though the kitchen. The kitchen is very stylish with bread stick patterned glass tile back splash, granite…
  • 3 Bedroom in Fishtown: 2410 E Hazzard St

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    6 Nov 2014 | 4:38 am
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics: http://briv.it/q1cn Welcome to this very charming 3 bedroom brick front 2 story home. This property is in move in condition! There are several fantastic features to mention and take not of during your showing. This home offer a beautiful original star case mantle that is the center piece of the living and dining rooms. The ceilings are soaring 9+ foot in both the main floor and in the bedrooms. The 1st floor has recessed lighting, ceiling fans, and there is a large eat in kitchen with an open layout overlooking…
  • 2 Bedroom Condo in Northern Liberties: 1147-53 N 4th St 4D

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    6 Nov 2014 | 4:32 am
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics: http://briv.it/e1Zu The Cigar Factory in Northern Liberties offers a Luxury Loft apartment experience. Large open floor plan with soaring ceilings, exposed timber, factory size windows, and all of the creature comforts you expect for a modern life-style. Private garage parking with elevator access to your floor, fob security entrance, and convient street parking. This one of a kind condo apartment offers over 1,600 sq feet, leaving plenty of room for furniture, guests, and entertaining or a live/work space for…
 
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    21 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
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  • 2014 Elections: A Win for Real Estate

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    21 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    NAR Deputy Chief Lobbyist Jamie Gregory says REALTORS® well-positioned after 2014 elections thanks to bipartisan appeal of real estate issues.
  • Existing-Home Sales Rise in October, First Year-Over-Year Increase since October 2013

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    21 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Washington, D.C. – November 20, 2014 (Realtor.org) Existing-home sales rose in October for the second straight month and are now above year-over-year levels for the first time in a year, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Total existing-home sales(1), which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, rose 1.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.26 million in October from an upwardly-revised 5.18 million in September. Sales are at their highest annual pace since September 2013 (also 5.26 million) and are…
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  • How Do You Determine Property Value?

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    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    In the following video John Anderson of Twin Oaks Realty discusses the different ways homes are valued. The video is one of many interviews from the recent NAR Conference added to the NAR Meetings YouTube channel which describes itself as “The official channel for major meetings held by the National Association of REALTORS®” When setting the price for a property, you must first determine it’s value within the context of the market it is in because the same features aren’t always equal depending on the demand for them in the particular neighborhood. REALTORS® have to…
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  • Consider an Adjustable Rate

    financemyhome1
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:29 am
    With fixed rate mortgages as low as they are, most purchasers or owners wanting to refinance might not even consider an adjustable rate loan. The determining factor should be how long the person plans to be in the home and which mortgage will provide the cheapest cost of housing. For instance, if you compare a $300,000, 30 year term mortgage with a 4.125% rate on the fixed and a 3.25% on the 5/1 adjustable, the break even point would be almost seven years assuming the rates adjusted the maximum that they could in each year. Therefore, if a person is going to stay in the house less than 7…
  • Realize Tax Savings Sooner

    financemyhome1
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:58 am
    A homeowner’s tax saving benefit is generally realized when they file their federal income tax return after the money has been spent for the interest and property taxes. Some people look forward to the refund as a means of forced savings but some people need to realize the savings during the year. It is possible to adjust the deductions being withheld from the homeowner’s salary so they realize the benefit of the savings prior to filing their tax returns in the form of more money in their pay checks. Employees would talk to their employers about increasing their deductions stated on their…
  • Talking Points with an Agent

    financemyhome1
    8 Nov 2014 | 10:53 am
    A list of talking points can be very valuable to guide the conversation with an agent that will lead to a decision to have he or she represent you in the sale of your home. If you haven’t been through the process before or it has been a while, the answers to these questions can reveal things about the experience and where-with-all of your candidate. Even if you only intend to interview one agent and maybe they are a trusted friend, it is appropriate to understand how different issues will be handled. Professionals should not feel challenged to discuss these important concerns. 1. Tell me…
  • Relax…There’s an Alternative

    financemyhome1
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:37 am
    There is a simple alternative in rental real estate. Single family home for rental purposes offer an excellent rate of return in an investment that most people understand better than other investments. The concept is simple: stay with predominantly owner-occupied homes in a slightly below average price range. In most areas, tenants are easy to find and they’ll usually stay two to three years or more. For the person who doesn’t want to be bothered with calls from tenants, professional management is available and commonly won’t dramatically affect the rate of return. Managers can achieve…
  • Save Interest, Build Equity & Shorten the Term

    financemyhome1
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:39 am
    If you invest in a savings account, you’ll make less than 1% and would have to pay income tax on the earnings. On the other hand, contribute something extra to your house payment and you’ll earn at the mortgage interest rate which is certain to be more than you are earning in the bank. Making additional principal contributions on your mortgage will save interest, build equity and shorten the term. An extra $100 a month in the example shown will save thousands in interest and shorten the term of the mortgage as well. Reducing your cost of housing is another way to improve the investment in…
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  • Small Apartment Thanksgiving: 4 More Tips

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    Hosting Thanksgiving in a smaller space? Houston Apartment Insiders has the perfect tips for hosting the most spectacular apartment Thanksgiving celebration!Thanksgiving is a time for opening up your home to friends and family, but fitting it all in can be a challenge when you live in a small apartment. If you’re moving within Houston from a house to an apartment, or to any smaller space, this will be a time for learning and adaptation. Embrace the challenge, and focus on coziness and togetherness this year. We’ve previously posted basic tips for hosting a Thanksgiving feast in…
  • Overnight Apartment Guests: Comfort Tips

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    13 Nov 2014 | 5:56 am
    With the holidays coming, that means more guests in small apartment spaces than normal. Some tips for making everyone as comfortable as possible in your Houston apartment's living space while visiting.If you’re new to Houston, of course you’ll want to show off your new city to your friends and family. Over the holidays, you may want to have out-of-town guests, too, even if it means hosting extra people in a small space. Hosting overnight guests in an apartment can work well, with or without a separate guest room, but there are some circumstances in which it just doesn’t…
  • Overnight Apartment Guests: Yes or No?

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    6 Nov 2014 | 6:38 am
    Smaller spaces might mean tight quarters for overnight guests in your Houston apartment. Tips on hosting guests, along with landlord rules.Would you like to host family and friends for the holidays, or just show them around your new hometown? If you’ve recently downsized from a house to an apartment, whether you’ve moved within Houston or across the country, hosting overnight guests will be more of a challenge, but it usually can be done. To decide whether you should open up your Houston apartment to overnight guests, consider these three tips:   1. Check your…
  • New to Houston? Offbeat Ways to Get to Know the City

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:50 am
    New to Houston or looking for some new communities to join? Don't fret -- we have some unconventional ways of getting to know your new city. Enjoy the adventure!Welcome to Houston! If you’re brand new to the Houston area, there’s so much for you to discover! With its colleges and universities, fast-growing industries, world-class cuisines, varied and vibrant music scene, and love of art and culture, Houston has a lot to offer people with almost every taste and interest imaginable. We’ve already offered basic tips for getting to know Houston in a previous post. Here are more…
  • Haunted Houston: Halloween Ghost-Hunting Tours

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:21 am
    For adults and older kids, there are plenty of spooky, scary, startling Houston Halloween events. Check out this list of haunted houses in Houston!Halloween is on the way, and there are plenty of fun things to do in Houston to celebrate. If you’ve got little ones, check out our previous post full of fun, not-too-scary Halloween events for families with young children. For adults and older kids, there are plenty of spooky, scary, startling Houston Halloween events happening, too. Haunted houses and haunted trails offer pretend, horror-movie experiences, but why not go where there’s…
 
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  • Fewer Foreign Buyers in Manhattan as Dollar Strengthens

    12 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The dollar has had a spectacular few months, rising with considerable strength against major currencies beyond even the most bullish analyst expectations. This is proving to be a double-edged sword for Manhattan's ultra-luxury market as foreign investment starts to fall off in response to diminishing non-dollar purchasing power. In Manhattan, real estate brokers have reported a slowdown in foreign buyers over the last couple of months as the dollar rose along with prime property prices. For foreign property investors, the combination of the dollar's surge to strength and an inflating property…
  • Pilbara MP's Open Invitation to Foreigners

    9 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Brendan Grylls, MP for the Pilbara, Western Australia has a vision of expanding the local population with 25,000 international migrants over the next 20 years. The Australian state's highest profile politician wants to "take the lid off" population growth in the Pilbara by encouraging an influx of overseas arrivals from Australia's major trading partners in Asia. Rather than expecting families from within Australia to move into the Pilbara region, Grylls has commented that he wants "large scale migration" from China, India, South Korea, Indonesia and Japan. Western Australia is famous for its…
  • The New Admiralty Arch

    5 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    So, does London really need another expensive hotel to accommodate business and holiday visitors? Obviously the local hotel industry thinks so with the new Conrad Hotel, originally the Intercontinental Westminster Hotel opening in the city in October, one of 56 new hotels set to go into business in London’s future.  After an extensive renovation the Conrad provides 256 rooms with 42 premium rooms, penthouses and suites. One well known landmark that will be joining the ranks of luxury living is Admiralty Arch.  Plans are being put in motion to redevelop the property into a 100…
  • Foreign Investment: Too Much of a Good Thing?

    4 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Recent reports suggest that overseas investors now own almost 25% of all UK commercial property, most of it in London. It's no surprise that the UK is such a popular destination, particularly for non-EU investors with its high degree of transparency and comparatively minimal red tape to completion. However, concerns are natural: Is the huge investor appetite for UK property artificially driving up prices through un-natural demand patterns? Will domestic investors find themselves missing out because of consequent affordability issues? Is the resultant economic stimulation leading to a healthy…
  • Why Chinese Investors Love Australian Real Estate

    28 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    When it comes to investing overseas, Chinese property hunters often head for global neighbours Australia, where they have spent more than $24bn in the last seven years. Whilst Chinese capital is pouring in to the residential property market, a significant proportion of investment is directed at Australia's commercial sector – shops, offices, hotels, shopping centres and residential development sites. According to the Real Estate Association of GuanDong Province, the main reason behind Chinese preference for Aussie real estate is the opportunity to realise superior capital growth…
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    Georgiana Mihaila
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:49 am
    Help us find the perfect motto for PropertyShark and we’ll reward the best entries with a $1,000 Amazon Gift Card, and two yearly subscriptions to our services! If you’re worried that you might need copywriting skills for that, don’t be! That’s not what we’re looking for. We just want to see what our users think PropertyShark is all about, so just be creative: Think about how you use PropertyShark, how it helps your business, or come up with a witty motto that you’d find fit for us. We’re looking forward to seeing all of your entries! Contest on Facebook: Go…
  • Are You Keeping up with the Property Management Industry? Take Our Quiz to Find Out

    Amalia Otet
    4 Nov 2014 | 4:40 am
    Gone are the days when property owners only turned to the classified ads section in the local newspaper to market their properties. Now most of the activity happens online, from attracting leads to securing good tenants and handling maintenance requests, which eventually translates into increased productivity. To stay on top of the game, property managers need to play their cards right. They have to know their market well, take advantage of today’s technologies to streamline the leasing process, and implement clever marketing strategies to support their businesses. Chances are you’re…
  • 10 Spooky L.A. Buildings: The Real Estate Side of the Story

    Georgiana Mihaila
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:43 am
    With the help of Redditors, we picked 10 of the creepiest buildings in Los Angeles, and dug deep in their property reports to tell their real estate story. Rarely has there been a horror story without a brick and mortar location to serve as its background. And since there’s such a strong connection between real estate and terrifying tales, we thought we’d answer some of the questions on everybody’s mind: Who owns these dilapidated buildings? How much do creepy backstories slash off the price of a property? Are there any building permits pulled out for them? Any activity at…
  • Find All Liens Attached to a Property in 5 Minutes or Less

    Georgiana Mihaila
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:56 am
    Want to steer clear of properties with a history of liens? Or maybe just to check and see if there are any property liens you can use as leverage during negotiations? Here’s how to find out if a property has any liens against it, with the search taking less than 5 minutes of your time. Whether you’re in the process of buying property, mediating a sale on behalf of your client, or of investing in distressed properties, you’ll need to perform a thorough lien search before moving forward with your closing. Fortunately, you no longer have to spend valuable time taking trips to your…
  • The Unofficial Top 10 Most Beloved NYC Buildings

    Amalia Otet
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:08 am
    The playground of some of the world’s most notable architects, New York City flaunts an impressive collection of buildings: some innovative, others grand or imposing, modern structures or historic landmarks, high-rise or low-rise, glassy, zany, or green… and the list could go on. But which among them cater best to New Yorkers and their thirst for singularity? To shed some light on the matter, we turned to Reddit and asked New Yorkers to share some of their favorite buildings. We got the good, the bad, and the controversial. While people can’t decide whether One57 is stunning or actually…
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    Houston Properties

  • Midtown Luxury Homes | Most Expensive Midtown Homes

    Rio Siochi
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:44 am
    Guide To Midtown Houston Luxury Real Estate Midtown is fast becoming one of the trendiest neighborhoods within Houston’s Inner Loop. The district is centrally located adjacent to Montrose, southwest of Downtown and northeast of the Museum District. The Medical Center, a major Houston employment hub, is within minutes of Midtown. Apart from its great location, Midtown luxury homes for sale are in constant demand due to its: Great accessibility: Midtown is situated between two main Inner Loop districts – Downtown and Medical Center. It is also one of the 10 Most Accessible Houston…
  • Memorial West Home For Sale: 12310 Beauregard Drive

    Paige Martin
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:27 pm
    12310 Beauregard Drive Houston, TX 77024 Get more information: 12310 Beauregard Drive Stunning French inspired architecture designed by Joy Homes! 12310 Beauregard Drive Houston Fabulous new Memorial Villages home for sale: 12310 Beauregard Drive Houston, TX 77024.This picture-perfect dream house awaits with a fabulous floor plan & light-filled rooms! 5 bedrooms, 5 full & 2 half baths. Fabulous floor plan with study, formal dining, gourmet kitchen with Wolf 6 burner gas stove, Aleutian Marble island, French lime Stone flooring in kitchen, SubZero refrigerator, antiqued beamed ceiling,…
  • Houston Real Estate Update: Nov 2014 – Strong Sales Keep Supply Low

    Paige Martin
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:55 am
    Houston Real Estate Update: Nov 2014 – Strong Sales Keep Supply Low A traditionally quieter time of year for real estate is anything but. HOUSTON HOME SALES SOAR IN OCTOBER   The following is the most recent Houston MLS Report, published by the Houston Association of Realtors. The data covers Houston homes for sale and real estate trends from the last twelve months (October 2013 – October 2014). October Houston Real Estate Milestones: Single-family home sales rose 12.3 percent versus October 2013; Total property sales were up 12.9 percent year-over year; Total dollar…
  • Memorial Villages Home For Sale: 8911 Cardwell Lane

    alfie nollora
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:07 am
    8911 Cardwell Lane Houston, TX 77055 Get more information: 8911 Cardwell Lane Nested in the heart of Spring Valley, this home offers an incredible floor plan! 8911 Cardwell Lane Houston Fabulous new Memorial Villages home for sale: 8911 Cardwell Lane, Houston, TX 77055.This picture-perfect dream house awaits with a fabulous floor plan & light-filled rooms! The 1st floor showcases a comfortable family room, open to the kitchen; a formal dining room; private study & 1st floor master suit. The gourmet kitchen boasts Granite counter-tops, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Thermador gas cooktop &…
  • 4 Key EaDo Real Estate Trends | EaDo Real Estate Market

    Paige Martin
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:09 am
    4 Key EaDo Real Estate Trends EaDo, short for East Downtown, is a trendy district in the midst of redevelopment. Mirroring the redevelopment efforts, property values have appreciated over the past decade. Median sales price have increased by 23%, while price per square foot have risen by $149%. Owing to its location adjacent Downtown Houston, EaDo is considered as one of the most accessible districts in the city. Bordered by Eastex Fwy to the northwest and Gulf Fwy to the southwest, EaDo was primarily an industrial district. A recent surge in commercial development, including the new BBVA…
 
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    Merrimack Valley Real Estate- Essex and Northern Middlesex County

  • Should I list my House in the Winter? or wait until spring?

    Massachusetts Realtor
    12 Nov 2014 | 12:19 pm
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent Should I list my House in the Winter?  or wait until spring? is a common question asked of me when discussing the potential sale of a home with a seller. My first piece of advise is the time to list your home is when you are ready.  If you are ready to list your home now due to any number of reasons, do so now, don’t wait.  You can’t predict what the spring market will be like. My second piece of advice is there are some great reasons why you should list you home in the…
  • Two New Constructions Available at Dracut’s Desirable Meadow Creek

    Massachusetts Realtor
    5 Nov 2014 | 12:35 pm
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent $539,000- 2628 square feet find out more at www.7Schiripo.info $559,000- 2734 square feet find out more at www.52Regency.info Own one of two new construction homes, built by Southern End Realty is located in East Dracut’s prestigious golf community, Meadow Creek. Meadow Creek is a large, upscale neighborhood, built around the Four Oaks Country Club, an 18 hole championship golf course. Each home’s exterior starts with quality materials like no/low maintenance Hardie Plank siding and…
  • Dracut MA Home Sold- A Dracut MA Real Estate Clients Testimonial

    Massachusetts Realtor
    3 Nov 2014 | 3:21 pm
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent I recently sold a home in Dracut MA.  The sale went extremely well.  The interesting part of this sale is that the home was previously marketed with another agent for four months.  I met with the client after it had expired unsold.  I was able to sell this home quickly and for top dollar, marketed at the same price, due to my expertise in preparing a home, my professional quality real estate photography and exceptional online marketing skills.  Here is a Dracut MA Real Estate…
  • Top Credit Don’ts While Buying a House

    Massachusetts Realtor
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:35 pm
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent Today we will discuss the top credit don’ts while buying a house.  When you get a pre-approval and you are in the process of buying a home in is important to keep your credit status quo.  Your credit score is a complicated thing.  It is calculated by “mystical” alogrithyms from the major credit reporting agencies.   Something that you think makes sense can send your credit into a tail spin.  Alternately some home buyers will just plain do stupid things. 4 Top…
  • 7 Schiripo Way, New Construction for Sale, Dracut MA

    Massachusetts Realtor
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:20 am
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent 7 Schiripo Way, Dracut MA 01826 MLS#71758048 Price-  $539,900 Rooms- 8 Bedrooms- 4 Living Area- 2634 sq feet Lot Size- 26,433 sq feet Description of 7 Schiripo Way, Dracut MA 01826 7 Schiripo Way is located in the eastern part of Dracut Massachusetts, in the desirable Meadow Creek golf community.  Meadow Creak is built around the Four Oaks Country Club.   The Four Oaks Country Club is an upscale, 18 hole championship golf course.  The club house features a bar and grill as well as…
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    Austin Real Estate Secrets

  • Austin Real Real Estate Market Update, Oct. 2014

    Tim Thornton, Greater Austin Area Realtor® ZipRealty, inc.
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:54 pm
    When I read stats and when I write stats on this blog, I am constantly reminded of the words of Mark Twain who once said: "There are three kinds of lies: Lies, Damn lies and Statistics."  I think this is a very fair warning for anyone who reports numbers as a part of their business.It is always my goal to be as clear and clean as possible in the numbers that I report and to provide those numbers in such a way that the numbers speak for themselves. I think all too often statistics are given weight in arguments that they may not merit. Yes, numbers are useful tools, and that is why I…
  • Halloween on 6th Street, Austin, ATX 2014 & F1 Fan Fest 2014

    Tim Thornton, Greater Austin Area Realtor® ZipRealty, inc.
    1 Nov 2014 | 12:34 pm
    If you did not make it to F1 Fan Fest and Halloween on 6th Street this year, here is your highlight reel, including F1 Drivers wandering around on Austin 6th Street! NOTE: Change the settings on the video and watch in 1080p HD resolution or go directly to YouTube and change the setting to 1080p HD and watch full screen. Tim Thornton, Realtor ®, Austin, Texas.
  • Austin Area Real Estate Update, Sept. 2014

    Tim Thornton, Greater Austin Area Realtor® ZipRealty, inc.
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:51 pm
    If you track what is happening in our Greater Austin area Real Estate, you might think that we are experiencing an ever so slight roller coaster--on its way back up again. Please don't put a lot of weight in the words "on it's way back up again". This is the time of year that Real Estate is not supposed to sell at all. Here are the analogies: If you are driving at an elevation of 900 feet above sea level and the road changes in elevation ~100 feet over a course of a few miles--you probably would not even notice it. This is not a roller coaster ride. And I don't think we are seeing any…
  • Are Banks Over-Valuing Foreclosures? Will the Bank Foreclosure Bubble Burst Soon?

    Tim Thornton, Greater Austin Area Realtor® ZipRealty, inc.
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:41 am
    It used to be that you could get a good deal and save a little money with a foreclosure. Investors or builders could find a home that needed to be remodeled, buy it at reasonable price, bring in a crew to bring the house up to a livable condition and ultimately re-coop their time and investment. That is really not happening right now. There are some exceptions, but in general banks seem to be getting more money for a foreclosure today than the house is worth in its present condition. It is my opinion that this is happening a lot more often than buyers are getting a good deal on foreclosures…
  • 2014 ARES Builder Recognition

    Tim Thornton, Greater Austin Area Realtor® ZipRealty, inc.
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Realtors deal with builders on an almost daily basis and have a unique perspective over time about builder's attitudes and customer care. In times like this, when the market is strong, I find myself writing letters to builders executive staffs--about short sighted company behavior. First and foremost on the list of bad behavior is how the builders are treating buyers. Second on the list of offending behavior is poor communications to buyers and buyer's Realtors. Many builders, and other businesses for that matter, have a very bad tendency of treating  clients differently when their…
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    RealtyBizNews: Real Estate News

  • Renters more Burdened by Household Costs than Homeowners

    Mike Wheatley
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:06 pm
    Housing cost burdens fell for the third consecutive year, according to the U.S. Census’ 2013 American Community Survey. Last year, 39.6 million households spent more than 30 percent of their income on housing, which is a decrease from 40.9 million in 2012 and down from the peak of 42.7 million in 2010. photo credit: Alan Cleaver via photopin cc However, housing cost burdens are mostly dropping among home owners, while they continue to strain renters, according to a recent analysis by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies of the data. In 2013, 26 percent of home owners were…
  • Most Realtors Struggle to Master SEO

    Mike Wheatley
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:00 pm
    There’s sales-lead gold in website search-engine optimization, but most real estate agents have no effective way to mine it. That was the most telling discovery from a recent survey that asked 342 North American real-estate agents and brokers if — and how — they used search engine optimization, also called SEO, to uncover sales prospects. photo credit: Paloma Gómez via photopin cc The survey was conducted last month by WebsiteBox, the technology firm that offers do-it-all real estate websites for a $99 one-time fee. “We already know that search is the number-one traffic…
  • Houston Named as the Market to Watch in Commercial Real Estate Boom

    Guest Author
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:50 pm
    According to a report recently released by the Urban Land Institute and Price Waterhouse Cooper, Houston leads the country in terms of markets to watch for the coming year. photo credit: Almond Butterscotch via photopin cc The city’s position on the “Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2015” report is up from the No. 2 position in 2014 and the No. 5 position in 2013. The report ranked Houston as the top market to watch both in terms of investment and development prospects. Houston also ranked second for homebuilding prospects, second only to Austin. The report is based on…
  • White House Resiliency Recommendations Welcomed by SmarterSafer.Org

    Allison Halliday
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    SmarterSafer. org is a bipartisan coalition which is dedicated to more fiscally and environmentally sustainable disaster response, and has  applauded the White House’s recommendations that communities throughout the country should be better equipped to deal with the impacts of increasingly dangerous natural disasters. The coalition released a statement saying “It is encouraging to see the White House acknowledge that changing conditions mean that floods, fires, and storms are growing more potent and that we must take meaningful steps to prepare communities and their residents for their…
  • Homeowners Haunted by Old Foreclosure Debt

    Allison Halliday
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:27 am
    Many people who lost their homes to foreclosure between five and seven years ago have worked hard to repair their credit scores. Unfortunately just as things are getting better some are being chased by debt collectors for sums running into many thousands of dollars. They are being chased for the difference between the amount owed on the house and the amount the lender managed to recoup once the property was finally sold. Ironically enough it’s a law that was designed to help former homeowners that has led to this new rush of lawsuits. In June last year the State of Florida reduced the…
 
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    What Sam Saw Today

  • 7 Decidedly Different Homes Under The Hammer

    Sam
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:30 pm
    1. Grand Designs Water Tower Cox’s Water Tower, Cox’s Hill, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 1HH Guide Price: £125,000 – £150,000 If you’ve ever got McCloud envy, then here’s your chance for your very own ‘Grand Designs’ type development opportunity.  This Grade II listed four storey former water tower comes with planning permission for conversion to one dwelling and the erection of two further detached dwellings.  Understood to date from 1897-1898 by Henry Riley and built to a hexagonal plan in red brick with yellow brick panels, the tower…
  • The Power Of Positive Property Thinking

    Sam
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:26 pm
    Today I am sharing with you a completely different post, to the post I was originally going to share with you. And which I was *almost* ready to hit the publish button on. Then I read it back.  I had a cup of tea and I thought to myself: “Really?” The reason being, the post I was going to share was about my landlord week from hell.  It was, I thought to myself – a warning – that if you thought property investment was easy or passive – here is the reality check. And then I thought: No. Sam, you can do better.  You do know better.  Don’t let the f#ckers get you down.
  • Want To Know A Secret?

    Sam
    4 Nov 2014 | 10:38 pm
    I think I may *burst*. Like, seriously. I am so full of excitement, happiness and hope I daren’t touch anything sharp. I just may well pop! And I really hope you will share in my excitement. I’ve been working on a secret squirrel project for yonks – and it’s a *thing* which loads of you have asked me about over the years. It’s a *thing* which I always wanted to give you.  To share with you.  So you could join with me on a great new adventure. The idea was simple: How can I share the inside world of auctions? Well, figuring that I wrote the book, how hard could it be I said to…
  • Would YOU Spend The Night In This Creepy House?

    Sam
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Picture the scene… You’re on holiday in Scotland.  You’re in an old graveyard and you see a burnt out house next door. Would you dare enter? WSST intrepid blog reader Jools did (@cardifflandlord) and it’s to him, I owe a massive thanks for sharing his Spooktacular story and photos.  And what hauntingly good timing given it’s Halloween today!! I was in the graveyard taking some photos when I looked up and saw a burned out house.  I followed the path around the back and found the old Manse. It was completely open. I couldn’t resist. I’m an ex-rugby…
  • 3 Unbelievably Cheap Sea View Auction Properties

    Sam
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    No matter the market, sea views never go out of fashion.  But, they usually come with a premium price tag.  Not so with this budget beach-side selection I’ve found. Here’s my trio of the sea-side lovelies soon to be sold under the hammer. Lower Ground Floor Flat, St. Agathas, Esplanade, Tenby, Dyfed, SA70 7DU Guide: £110k+ If it’s sea front you’re after – then it’s sea front you’ll get with this flat! Admittedly, this two bedroom flat is on the lower ground floor of this period terraced building, but this enviable location on the sea front…
 
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    Showing Suite

  • 5 Reasons to Use Instagram as a Real Estate Marketing Tool

    Brianna Collier
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:17 am
    Instagram is a social media platform that is centered around photo sharing. It’s a way to creatively share what’s going on in the world around you while allowing you to connect with others. People seem to love it too with the number of active users jumping from 1 million to over 200 million since its start date in 2010. With cool tools to upload photos and videos with interesting filters and cropping options, it’s no wonder it has become so popular. With that many people looking at Instagram daily, you can see why it would be a powerful real estate marketing tool. 5…
  • New Updates to our Showing Suite and Showing Note Real Estate Mobile Apps!

    admin
    11 Nov 2014 | 8:44 am
    We just released a brand new round of updates for our Showing Suite and Showing Note real estate mobile apps! In our latest version of each app, we’ve added some cool new features, as well as improved overall functionality and stability. Some of the new features in the Showing Suite mobile app include: Overall performance enhancements and bug fixes, including an issue where app would crash when too many listings, showings, or contacts were loaded all at once. New and improved user interface for “My Listings” and “My Showings” pages. More intuitive user interface for seller listings,…
  • Showing Suite Tip of the Week – Mobile Property Flyers!

    Brianna Collier
    5 Nov 2014 | 11:02 am
    Thanks to Showing Suite’s new handy tool, Showing Robot, real estate scheduling just got easier . If you haven’t tried our completely automated calling service yet, you are missing out! The feature we are highlighting this week is the TEXT2SHOW. TEXT2SHOW allows buyers to automatically get property info and photos sent straight to their mobile device. Showing Suite subscribers, simply by enabling Showing Robot in your account and applying it to one of your listings means you’re in business. Cool features: Sending of pictures and information to those who text the number on your property…
  • Visit us at NAR 2014 – Booth 1441!

    Brianna Collier
    3 Nov 2014 | 4:34 pm
    The end of the week is coming soon, are you going to be at the annual National Association of REALTORS conference? Our team will be there representing Showing Suite in New Orleans and we’d love to see you. 3 Reasons you should stop by our booth: 1. You get to meet a few of the Showing Suite crew, which is an all around win. You may also get a free item or two. 2. You’ll learn about our products and cool features that will enhance your Showing Suite experience. 3. Opportunity to enter to receive an exclusive promo code for our NAR 2014 attendees only.   The NAR promo code is…
  • Alan Shafran Named One of the Top 200 Real Estate Agents in 2014

    admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Alan Shafran, Co-founder of Showing Suite and President of the Alan Shafran Group in San Diego, California, was recently named one of the top 200 real estate agents in 2014 in America. Presented by Steven Marshall, CEO of Mortgage Executive Magazine, this award recognizes the top 200 highest producing real estate agents in the United States.   Over the years Alan has held many titles, from “North San Diego County’s #1 Highest Producing Realtor” to “Prudential CA Realty’s #1 Realtor in North County Coastal” for the past 11 consecutive years. Alan has also achieved ranks that…
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    Las Vegas Modern Homes

  • 3 Ways to Boost Curb Appeal for Las Vegas Home Buyers

    Las Vegas Modern Homes
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:43 am
    3 Ways to Boost Curb Appeal for Las Vegas Home Buyers Home buyers’ first impressions are visual, and a flawed exterior will turn them away faster than a two-hour wait time at a family restaurant. Las Vegas curb appeal is the same as it is anywhere: when ‘curb appeal’ becomes ‘curb repel,’ the outcome to […]
  • Your Las Vegas Empty Nest is a Void…Until You Fill It!

    Las Vegas Modern Homes
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:50 am
    Your Las Vegas Empty Nest is a Void…Until You Fill It! You’ve watched as your little ones grew from stumbling toddlers into young adulthood… and now out into the world on their own. It’s been a slow transition—but it’s also sped past in the blink of an eye! The bumpy economy may yet prompt some […]
  • Las Vegas Home Sales Charts Are Never a Straight Line Situation

    Las Vegas Modern Homes
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:28 am
    Las Vegas Home Sales Charts Are Never a Straight Line Situation In TV commercials, the idea is to get the point across as economically as possible. That’s why, when the theme is a thriving business, they show a graph with lines that move up (often at an angle that would worry a mountain goat). It […]
  • Las Vegas Short Sale Success Goes to Sellers Who Hang Tough

    Las Vegas Modern Homes
    23 Nov 2014 | 3:41 am
    Las Vegas Short Sale Success Goes to Sellers Who Hang Tough According to the National Association of Realtors®, across the nation, short sales and foreclosures accounted for about 10% of sales in September—down from 15% a year earlier. Seventy percent of those were foreclosures, leaving the remaining 30% as short sales. For bargain-hunters who wish […]
  • Buying a Home in Las Vegas While Avoiding a Money Pit

    Las Vegas Modern Homes
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:09 am
    Buying a Home in Las Vegas While Avoiding a Money Pit For many decades, Hollywood has made box office gold creating comic films about the hilarious possibilities that nightmarish house remodels present: from Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream House to The Money Pit (and even Under the Tuscan Sun), audiences delight in the shifty tradesmen […]
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    SBA 504 Loan Blog

  • Commercial Finance Update – November 2014

    Trey
    14 Nov 2014 | 11:33 am
    Giving Thanks (and eating a bunch of food) Thank You. We say it all the time, and we mean it. We can’t do what we do without the help and good work of others. When real estate brokers, mortgage brokers, other lenders, and past clients refer new clients to us, we’re thankful. When a small business owner chooses us to finance one of the biggest purchases he or she will ever make, we’re thankful. When the other parties involved in our projects work hard to meet deadlines and track down documents and keep the ball rolling, we’re thankful. We get to work with some amazing…
  • We do a lot of construction loans…

    Trey
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:02 am
    We’ve seen something of a small business construction boom in terms of our loan production in the last few years. Because we have so many construction projects under our collective belt, we think maybe we can say that we’re small business construction loan experts. It’s a very subjective judgement on our part, but we would never say something like that without having some evidence to back it up. Shannon Marks, our President and COO, has graciously answered a few questions about Mercantile’s collective experience in construction financing. Take a look… Mercantile…
  • Commercial Finance Update: October 2014

    Trey
    10 Oct 2014 | 11:13 am
    Happy New Year! (In October?) The SBA’s fiscal year began on October 1st, so SBA lenders nationwide are working on their resolutions. Probably lots of the usual stuff: eat better, quit smoking, join a gym, do more loans, etc. We’re not big on new year’s resolutions, so we’ll just keep helping small business owners. Business as usual. We’ll probably take a break to do some Halloweening later this month, but that won’t deter us from providing the best commercial real estate financing experience for small business owners nationwide. Featured Project: Safe…
  • Apple Ruined Our Smartphone App *UPDATED*

    Trey
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Every time Apple releases an iOS update, we have to scramble to fix whatever problems it causes with our iPhone app. Sometimes the problems are minimal, but sometimes the app is rendered unusable. The process is compounded because we didn’t develop the app in-house and we don’t have any mobile developer types on staff who can troubleshoot and fix even minor issues. In case you hadn’t heard, Apple’s recent release of iOS 8 has gone poorly so far. The initial rollout was a little buggy, so Apple released an update (8.0.1) on Wednesday. Users immediately complained that…
  • 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) –…
 
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    ForSaleByOwner.com: Blog

  • 5 Steps to Stunning Curb Appeal

    20 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    This home for sale in Washington has plenty of curb appealEthan 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’s been investing in real estate since 1995 and has been a Realtor since 1998. He also teaches classes on investing in residential real estate.Whether your goal is to to sell your own primary residence or to flip a great foreclosure, the shortcut to a fast sale at top dollar begins with creating great “curb appeal” for the home.What exactly is…
  • 10 Tips for a Smooth Home Inspection

    13 Nov 2014 | 8:07 am
    Huge price reductions, expensive closing conditions and retracted offers are a seller's nightmare. Luckily, FSBO sellers may be able to prevent surprises and stumbling blocks to negotiations by receiving a certified home pre-inspection. Not only can sellers avoid costly issues, they can speed up their home sale by preparing their home for the inspection ahead of time with a home inspection checklist and the following tips from Certified Master Inspector David Selman. The inspection will go smoother, with fewer concerns to delay closing.1. Confirm that the water, electrical and gas…
  • 5 Ways to Be a DIY Home Seller

    7 Nov 2014 | 8:57 am
    No home sale is easy, but the tools and resources available online have made it easier for homeowners to sell by owner. Sue Kocher, who sold her home in Brilliant, Ohio using ForSaleByOwner.com said, "It was easy to follow the whole process and to find out a wealth of information. We utilized the reports, loved how easy to use the site was for selling our home. Everything was so easy and informative. I have already suggested it to a friend who is going to sell their house." Successful sellers know how to navigate the real estate process and avoid the most common mistakes FSBO sellers make.1.
  • 5 Most Popular Homes for Sale by Owner in October

    3 Nov 2014 | 3:04 pm
    While the most popular properties on our website in October encompassed listings across the Midwest, Northeast and the South, it was clear that newly built or remodeled homes drew the most attention from house hunters. When these sellers went to write a listing ad, they made sure to highlight how recently their home had been constructed or renovated as an important selling point.1. 200 Oak Glen Ct, Seneca, SC 29672Price: $420,000Highlights: Built in 2009, this 4,100 square foot home includes 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a formal dining room, gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, bar…
  • Most Desirable Features for Home Buyers Revealed

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:41 am
    This Houston, TX home for sale hasthe features Southern homebuyers are searching for.What features make home buyers willing to pay more? Is energy-efficiency important to house hunters? Will living in a gated community attract more buyers or keep them away? Joel Cone of Auction.com looks at the buyer preferences that are shaping the market.Whether it is a new or existing home, for buyers in the post-Great Recession market, real estate is still first and foremost about location. After that, the buyer’s individual (or family) dynamics kick in when it comes to the home features they…
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    CREOutsider

  • CRE Online Marketing Takes a Turn

    Chris Clark
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:03 am
    During a presentation on how to choose blog topics the speaker, a social media expert, asked a group of CRE agents and marketing staff to define the target user.  The COO spoke first – “everyone and everybody!”. Flummoxed, the expert said you can’t market to everyone the same way. Then the marketing people chimed in, […]
  • Are Agent’s Keeping CRE a Tech Laggard?

    Chris Clark
    5 Nov 2014 | 6:04 am
    I’m always amazed at how many brokerages, including national ones, are so disorganized when it comes to listings and deal management. It’s hard to believe that a major firm wouldn’t be able to come up with a list of current listings in a few minutes. That it could take hours or days to get transaction […]
  • What Agents and Brokerages Think of Your CRE App

    Chris Clark
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    Sometimes I wonder if CRE app developers ever do any market research. Well, I don’t really wonder. I know most don’t do any unless you call asking a few friends market research.  Too bad, because if they did, they might learn something that a) could make their app better b) might make them realize that […]
  • Why No One Wants Your LoopNet Alternative (And What They Do Want)

    Chris Clark
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
    It’s not like people haven’t been working on an alternative to LoopNet.  Some have crashed and burned, others are built out waiting for “them” to come and more are in the works. But nobody is using them much less showing any interest. Why? I’ll tell you a few of the major reasons why. Nobody Knows […]
  • Taking the Fun out of Crowd Funding

    Chris Clark
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:49 am
    One of the more exciting provisions of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act  (JOBS Act) was the exclusions for crowd funding (Title III).  It was conceived as a way to give small businesses and property owners a means to raise funds (up to $1 million) in exchange for equity without having to comply with the […]
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    Underwritings Blog

  • Rising Mortgage Rates: Three Things To Keep an Eye On

    Jennifer Esposito
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:31 am
    Thanks to historically low mortgage interest rates, many have been able to live the American dream and purchase a home. Mid-September figures for the 30-year fix-rate mortgage had a national average of 4.28 percent but we all know good things come to an end. Just as 2015 comes around the corner, many real estate professionals and economists believe this will also bring rising mortgage rates. According to Stan Humphries, the chief economist for Zillow, the 30-year rate could reach the five percent mark by the middle of next year as the Federal Reserve discontinues their mortgage-backed…
  • Mortgage Rate News for Friday, November 21, 2014

    Michael Kraus
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:49 am
    So guess what happened yesterday?  Not a whole lot.  Despite a slew of economic data that was on balance pretty decent, our markets held their ground, and mortgage rates ended the day virtually unchanged.  On the whole, mortgage rates improved a bit this week, with the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage falling to 3.99% according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey.  Quite honestly, I don’t have much else to say today. Today’s Economic Data: There is no economic data of major importance scheduled for today.  This spares us from this bit of tedium for the…
  • Planning for Retirement? Consider Pre-paying Your Mortgage

    Jim McNiff
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:31 am
    As you look ahead to retirement, you face a number of decisions for your changing financial future. This includes deciding whether to move to a new city for your retirement years, changing your lifestyle to live on your retirement income and potentially pre-paying your mortgage. Some retirees may have already paid off their mortgage years ago, but others have continued with this monthly expense. There are benefits to pre-paying mortgages and here are a few reasons why this is worth exploring. An individual decision First, the decision to pre-pay your mortgage is an individual decision…
  • Mortgage Rate News for Thursday, November 20, 2014

    Michael Kraus
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:22 am
    Yesterday, mortgage backed securities started the day flat, and ended the day flat.  In between there was some volatility.  Mortgage rates remained approximately the same, for what seems like the umpteenth day in a row. (For the uninitiated, mortgage rates are basically a function of the yield on mortgage backed securities.  When MBS prices rise, yields fall, and mortgage rates fall.  The opposite is also true).  This morning has begun with a rally, but I’d be willing to bet that we end the day close to unchanged.  According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey,…
  • Mortgage Rate News for Wednesday, November 19, 2014

    Michael Kraus
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:18 am
    “It was a monotonous job, and Yossarian was disappointed to learn that the lives of enlisted men were only slightly more interesting than the lives of officers. After the first day he had no curiosity at all. To break the monotony he invented games. Death to all modifiers, he declared one day, and out of every letter that passed through his hands went every adverb and every adjective. The next day he made war on articles. He reached a much higher plane of creativity the following day when he blacked out everything in the letters but a, an and the.”  -Catch-22 Yesterday mortgage…
 
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    We Love Louisville

  • Louisville Real Estate at 4615 Beaver Rd Louisville, KY 40207

    Bob
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:13 pm
    If you liked Louisville Real Estate at 4615 Beaver Rd Louisville, KY 40207, then you may also want to view more homes for sale in Louisville, KY. Related Louisville Real Estate: Louisville Real Estate -7911 Westover Dr, Prospect, KY 40059 Louisville Area Real Estate – 1 Riverpoint Plaza Jeffersonville, IN 47130 Louisville Area Real Estate – 12202 Covered Bridge Rd Sellersburg, IN 47172
  • Louisville Real Estate – 10514 Harrogate Ct Louisville, KY 40229

    Bob
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:49 pm
    10514 Harrogate Ct Louisville, KY 40229 Spacious, Open and an Amazing home for the money! Enjoy almost 2400 square feet of living space in this Monsour built ”Princeton” style design. Walk up to the inviting covered front porch, thru the … Read more »If you liked Louisville Real Estate – 10514 Harrogate Ct Louisville, KY 40229, then you may also want to view more homes for sale in Louisville, KY. Related Louisville Real Estate: Louisville Real Estate – 3802 Falcon Crest Dr Louisville, KY 40219 Louisville Area Real Estate at 2434 Broadmeade Rd Seneca Gardens,…
  • Louisville Real Estate at 15501 Beckley Crossing Dr Louisville, KY 40245

    Bob
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:28 pm
    15501 Beckley Crossing Dr Louisville, KY 40245 Luxury, Elegance and Spacious! This custom-built 4 plus acre 6 fireplace Estate home was inspired by Eastern Shore vacation homes of Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard and Newport and is just 6 years old. From … Read more »If you liked Louisville Real Estate at 15501 Beckley Crossing Dr Louisville, KY 40245, then you may also want to view more homes for sale in Louisville, KY. Related Louisville Real Estate: Louisville Real Estate -13610 Pinnacle Gardens Cir Louisville, KY 40245 Louisville Area Real Estate – 12202 Covered Bridge…
  • Louisville Area Real Estate at 2434 Broadmeade Rd Seneca Gardens, KY 40205

    Bob
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:49 am
    2434 Broadmeade Rd Seneca Gardens, KY 40205 Updates, Elegant, Spacious and lots of curb appeal! This 4 bedroom 2.5 bath Seneca Gardens home offers Charm from the past expertly blended with modern amenities! It’s the attention to detail that makes … Read more »If you liked Louisville Area Real Estate at 2434 Broadmeade Rd Seneca Gardens, KY 40205, then you may also want to view more homes for sale in Louisville, KY. Related Louisville Real Estate: Louisville Real Estate -13610 Pinnacle Gardens Cir Louisville, KY 40245 Louisville Area Real Estate – 1 Riverpoint Plaza…
  • Louisville Real Estate – 3802 Falcon Crest Dr Louisville, KY 40219

    Bob
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:13 pm
    3802 Falcon Crest Dr Louisville, KY 40219 Affordable living at Falcon Crest! Here’s your answer to paying rent and getting nothing for it! This 1st floor 2 Bedroom / 2 Full Bath condo offers Maintenance Free Living at an incredibly … Read more »If you liked Louisville Real Estate – 3802 Falcon Crest Dr Louisville, KY 40219, then you may also want to view more homes for sale in Louisville, KY. Related Louisville Real Estate: Louisville Area Real Estate – 1 Riverpoint Plaza Jeffersonville, IN 47130 Louisville Area Real Estate – 12202 Covered Bridge Rd…
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    Atlanta Real Estate Forum

  • Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio: Brand Mortgage

    Courtney Rogers
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Brand Mortgage is today’s featured guest on the All About Real Estate segment of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio. Nikki Bell, vice president and business development manager for Brand Mortgage, is on hand to discuss the products offered by the lender and trends they’re currently seeing in the mortgage market. As a subsidiary of Brand Bank, [...]
  • Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio: Atlanta Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”

    Courtney Rogers
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Atlanta Ballet’s 55th season of “The Nutcracker” is featured on today’s Around Atlanta segment of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio. Kelly Brown, a stage manager with Atlanta Ballet, is on hand to discuss the Ballet and its magical performance of this time-honored holiday tradition. The Atlanta Ballet is the oldest ballet company in the country, having [...]
  • Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio: Lake Haven of Crabapple by Monte Hewett Homes

    Courtney Rogers
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:57 am
    Monte Hewett Homes has the current Deal of the Week on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio! The luxury Atlanta home builder is offering a $15,000 buyer’s bonus on the community model home at Lake Haven of Crabapple. This outstanding incentive can be used any way the buyer wants it, including on closing costs, as a [...]
  • Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio: Home South Communities

    Courtney Rogers
    14 Nov 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Home South Communities’ Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Steve Palmer, is today’s All About Real Estate guest on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio. Home South Communities currently builds new homes in the northern suburbs of Atlanta that appeal to first, second and even third-time move-up buyers. In addition, Home South has an intown building division that [...]
  • Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio: Fourth Annual Flavors and Colors of Haiti

    Courtney Rogers
    13 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Haiti’s Consul General, Gandy Thomas, along with Karen Hatchett from Hatchett PR, are on hand to discuss the Fourth Annual Flavors and Colors of Haiti on today’s Around Atlanta segment on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio. After serving as the Haitian Consul in many Latin American countries, including Chile, Cuba, Columbia and Venezuela, Thomas was [...]
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    My Moving Reviews

  • How To Pack Your Garage For A Move

    Joshua Green
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:55 am
    If you think you’ll have the fun of your life while packing your garage for a move, you may be the only one. Few people would actually enjoy the garage packing process because it is nothing but a lot of hard work over a long period of time. To pack a garage for moving is a big project that surely needs to gets under way as soon as you know the moving date. Mark packing your garage or tool shed as a high priority task on your moving calendar and do you best to get it done before you’re mentally and physically exhausted by all the other moving preparations. How To Sort Out Your Garage…
  • Moving Into A Haunted House: Dreaming Or Screaming?

    Joshua Green
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    It all seems a bit unreal for you. The moving truck left a few minutes ago and your long-awaited move to a new house is now official. In fact, it’s much more than just an ordinary house. Rather, it’s the dream home you’ve always wanted to live in – enormous and spacious, with a big yard encircling the entire structure, with a rich history and a touch of magical charm that will steal a genuine “Wow!” from anyone who’s passing by the property. You catch yourself feeling exhilarated by the thought of spending your days and nights in such a special house and lucky to have found…
  • Moving to St. Louis, Missouri – the Good Guide

    Manuella Irwin
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:42 am
    St. Louis is situated on the bank of the Mississippi River, which separates Missouri from the State of Illinois. The city has a population of slightly above 300 000 people and the metro area has a population almost 3 million people. The city was founded by the fur traders Auguste Chouteau and Pierre Laclède in 1764, and was named after the French king Louis IX. During the years the city had its failures and its triumphs, and now it has evolved to a significant river port and business center home a few Fortune 500 companies. Climate Missouri has a continental type of climate. In winters, the…
  • 6 Valuable Tips For Newlyweds Moving In Together

    Joshua Green
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:45 am
    It’s a truly unique feeling to wake up the morning after your own wedding, with Mendelssohn’s wedding march still lodged in your head and, overwhelmed by the concentrated shot of positive energy and emotions, to start thinking about the path that lies ahead of you and your spouse. You clearly realize that this is the real deal – your life together has already begun and there’s no turning back now. Without a shadow of a doubt, the mere thought of moving in together with the partner you love so much must be truly exhilarating. And yet, for both of you as newlyweds moving in together for…
  • How To Ship Animals To Another State

    Joshua Green
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:24 am
    Caring pet owners regard their animal friends as dear members of their own family and treat them with the love and respect they deserve. And this is exactly why when the time comes to ship pets to another state within the country, their safety is a major concern for their respective masters. Above all, it is imperative that each and every step of the shipping process is planned well: some big decisions are to be made and a number of important tasks to be completed long before the actual relocation of the animal in question takes place. So, when it comes to shipping live animals across the…
 
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    Colordarcy Investment

  • Bright Future For UK Student Property Market

    Brett Tudor
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Over the last few years UK student accommodation sector has outperformed all other traditional asset classes. Due to huge demand for purpose built accommodation in the United Kingdom, and limited supply of such properties, investors can count on stable returns and rental guarantees. According to Knight Frank the trend is very likely to continue in the coming years: Throughout 2014 we have been very busy helping international and UK investors to find and secure best units across the country. The UK investment opportunities we currently have on offer can be seen here. If you are looking…
  • You Don’t Need To Be A Millionaire To Invest In Miami

    Artur Vogt
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    The Atlantic Coast includes some of North America’s most desirable and expensive locations, such as Palm Beach, where prices are routinely sold for millions of dollars. The record currently stands at $50 million for a beachfront apartment! The good news is you don’t need to be a millionaire to invest in Miami… Not everywhere on the Atlantic coast will burn a hole in your pocket. If you choose your location carefully, you don’t need the budget of a Hollywood celebrity to invest. A luxury apartment in downtown Miami can still be purchased for as little as $400,000 / £250,000.
  • 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…
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    Sydney Server Real Estate

  • Credit unions filling the mortgage void

    Florida Realtors® News
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:48 am
    LOS ANGELES – Nov. 21, 2014 – The number of mortgage originations issued from credit unions in the first half of 2014 climbed 10 percent year-over-year, and credit union loans are now 8 percent of the home loan market. That makes credit unions a growing option for homebuyers seeking financing, according to data from the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). Nearly two-thirds of credit unions offer mortgages. “We’ve seen a very strong increase in originations over the course of the last several years,” says Mike Schenk, vice president of economics and research at…
  • HUD and others to help end veteran homelessness

    Florida Realtors® News
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:47 am
    WASHINGTON – Nov. 21, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and National League of Cities (NLC) announced an agreement to help end homelessness among U.S. veterans across the country. To date, HUD says more than 255 cities, counties and states have pledged to end veteran homelessness in their communities by 2015 using federal, state, local and non-profit resources. “Today’s partnership sends a loud message that ending homelessness is not a dream,” said HUD Secretary Julián Castro at the annual convention of the National League of Cities in…
  • Feds release new consumer foreclosure rules

    Florida Realtors® News
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:44 am
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nov. 21, 2014 – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed new measures to ensure that mortgage servicers treat homeowners and struggling borrowers fairly. The proposal now faces a 90-day comment period. “The Consumer Bureau is committed to ensuring that homeowners and struggling borrowers are treated fairly by mortgage servicers and that no one is wrongly foreclosed upon,” said CFPB Director Richard Cordray. “Today’s proposal would give greater protections to mortgage borrowers.” Mortgage servicers collect payments from…
  • Fla.’s housing market: Rising sales, prices in Oct. 2014

    Florida Realtors® News
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:09 am
    ORLANDO, Fla. – Nov. 20, 2014 – Florida’s housing market reported more closed sales, higher median prices and a rising inventory in October, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors. Closed sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 21,894 last month, up 17.8 percent over the October 2013 figure. The statewide median sales price for single-family existing homes last month was $177,000, up 4.6 percent from the previous year, according to data from Florida Realtors Industry Data and Analysis (IDA) department in partnership with local Realtor…
  • NAR: Existing-home sales rise in October

    Florida Realtors® News
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:07 am
    WASHINGTON – Nov. 20, 2014 – Existing-home sales rose in October for the second straight month and are now above year-over-year levels for the first time in a year, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Total existing-home sales – completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops – rose 1.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.26 million in October from an upwardly-revised 5.18 million in September. Sales are at their highest annual pace since September 2013 and now above year-over-year levels (2.5 percent from…
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    Calgary Real Estate Blog

  • Fun Things to Do In Calgary: Millarville Christmas Market

    Crystal Tost
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Whether you’re a resident or looking to own piece of Calgary real estate, you may wonder what are some fun things to do in Calgary. As a top rated Calgary real estate agent, I’m on the pulse of what fun there is to be had locally or nearby. Christmas markets are a refreshing change from the regular shopping malls’ holiday shopping craze. One of those markets though not in Calgary, is just under an hour away. That market is the Millarville Christmas Market in Millarville, Alberta, Canada. Like all Canadian towns, the Millarville Christmas Market is a big draw for the locals…
  • Home Warranty Benefits

    Crystal Tost
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Home warranties can prevent you from investing extra money in repairs. With the help of a home warranty, you can take comfort in knowing defective materials and labor will be covered for a period of time. While most people don’t purchase a home expecting to experience problems, the reality is that plans do not always turn out perfectly. Home Buyer Protection Act As of 2014 every new home built in Alberta will be protected under warranty. Alberta’s New Home Buyer Protection Act supports even higher quality standards ensuring your new home stands the test of time. Homes covered…
  • Calgary Real Estate and Chinese Superstitions

    Crystal Tost
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:45 am
    In order to maximize the sales opportunities for your home in our diverse community, you may wish to consider Chinese superstitions for buying Calgary Real Estate, such as a house. The Chinese are the second largest minority group in Calgary - they make up about 6% of the population here! Chinese culture is prevalent with beliefs and customs; in today’s world of globalization, Calgary continues to gain traffic from this region. Chinese superstitions range from keeping turtles out of captivity to purchasing a home with the number “8” in the address for good luck. While some…
  • Tips for Buying a Condo

    Crystal Tost
    16 Jun 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Tips for Buying a Condo  Often condo buyers are not looking at the bigger picture when they fall in love with their condo. When buying a condo it is important to know what you are getting into. Often buyers are not thinking about the potential pit falls and how that may financially hurt them in the future. Here are a few things to consider when you are looking for a condo Condominium Documents The documents are more than a set of rules they may include many different documents from financial reports, by-laws, occupancy letters, insurance certificates and meeting minutes to name some of…
  • Calgary Real Estate February 2014 Monthly Housing Stats

    Crystal Tost
    28 Mar 2014 | 8:24 am
    Sales growth for the city of Calgary slowed down a bit for the month of February when compared to the previous month, which saw double digit gains. Nonetheless, February still saw an 8.68 percent increase when compared to February 2013. In all, 1,854 units were sold during that time period. Single-family sales still totaled 1,230 units during that period, representing a 1.9 percent increase when compared to the previous year. Overall all, the demand growth within the single-family sector has been restricted due to a reduction in inventory. This reduction in listings can be traced back to…
 
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    Isle Of Man Property For Sale

  • Nearby Dalby Lagg From The Air

    Simon Costain
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:44 am
    Dalby Lagg (hollow) and Traie Vane (the white beach) from the airhttps://plus.google.com/113761086245153233413?rel=author
  • Isle of Man Property Sales

    Simon Costain
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:10 am
    Eastern Land and Cattle Company Limited, whose registered office is at Ballakilleyclieu Farm, Barragarrow, Kirk Michael, bought Ballaquine House, Braddan, for £1,501,000. via Isle of Man Today - Property Lettings Feed http://ift.tt/1uVaMYA
  • Isle of Man Property Sales

    Simon Costain
    13 Nov 2014 | 2:12 am
    Lynsey Dryhurst Smith and Toby Nicholas Smith, of 3 Raven’s Wharf, Douglas, bought 127 Cronk Liauyr, Tromode, Douglas, for £607,500. via Isle of Man Today - Property Lettings Feed http://ift.tt/1xvqN7p
  • Isle of Man Property Sales

    Simon Costain
    6 Nov 2014 | 4:20 am
    Alexander Robert Holt and Alison Jane Holt, of Millbrook, Tromode Road, Douglas, bought The Meadows, Port-e-chee Estate, Tromode Road, Douglas, for £2,500,000. via Isle of Man Today - Property Lettings Feed http://ift.tt/1uA9aW4
  • Isle of Man Property Sales

    Simon Costain
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:38 am
    David William Freer and Helen Louise Freer, of 26 Fuchsia Close, Reayrt ny Keylley, Peel, bought Shenndeeagh, Ballaquane Road, Peel, for £500,000. via Isle of Man Today - Property Lettings Feed http://ift.tt/1vnPnn8
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    Frederick Real Estate Online

  • Real Estate Article Roundup – November 22

    Karen Highland
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Best Real Estate Articles of the Week This is the first of what will hopefully be regular Saturday blog posts…the best real estate articles I’ve discovered this week. There are many bloggers and news journalists  bringing information and good posts to the interwebs all the time. Rather than restate the good stuff, I’ll post it here: Mortgage News Where are mortgage interest rates headed in 2015? Sans a crystal ball, these lending experts have made some great predictions based on in-depth insight and history: 2015 Mortgage Rate Predictions from 3 Industry Experts  …
  • Homes for Sale in Tuscarora High School District

    Karen Highland
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:56 am
    Homes for Sale Near Tuscarora High School Tuscarora High School opened in 2003, Principle Andrew Kibler. The school team is the Titans. Tuscarora High is known for it’s pre-engineering program, as well as for its Advanced Placement program, music, performing arts and sports programs. Feeder Schools include: Ballenger Creek, Lincoln, Carroll Manor, Orchard Grove, and Tuscarora Elementary Schools; and Ballenger Creek and Crestwood Middle Schools. Single-family homes, townhouses and condominiums for sale in the Tuscarora High School District. Listings update hourly: Homes for Sale in…
  • Fireplace Safety During A Frederick Md Winter

    Karen Highland
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:24 am
    Fireplace Safety During A Frederick Md Winter  A fireplace can add warmth to the atmosphere of your home on a cold wintery night. Before you fire up your fireplace, have it professionally inspected to avoid dangerous mishaps. Wood-Burning Fireplace Safety A periodic professional inspection will help you enjoy your fireplace to the fullest. If you have a wood-burning fireplace, be sure to have the chimney cleaned of built-up creosote. The number 1 cause of fires related to wood-burning appliances is built-up creosote, or unburned fuel on the inside of the chimney. Have the gaskets and seals…
  • Hiring A Painting Contractor

    Karen Highland
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:04 am
    Choosing a Paint Contractor For Your Frederick Home – What You Need to Know Hiring a Painting Contractor When looking for a professional to handle your painting, it can be hard to know which companies you can trust to do a good job. After all, your home is usually your biggest investment and you want to be sure that the job is done well. Residential paint contractors can make your house painting projects go quickly and smoothly and can give you great results…if you hire the right one. The opposite is also possible, they can  leave you with less than stellar results, charge more than…
  • Towns at Maxwell Square in Historic Frederick Md

    Karen Highland
    14 Nov 2014 | 5:06 am
    Maxwell Square Townhouses – Building is Underway The Maxwell Square townhouse development on 5th Street in historic downtown Frederick has been sitting motionless since c. 2007, when the real estate market came to a screeching halt, including new homes. In 2013, Comstock Homes purchased the remainder of the development, which then consisted of only the homes built on 5th Street. This summer, construction has resumed, and two of the remaining six townhouse sections are almost completed. See the following slides: Towns at Maxwell Square in Historic Frederick Md The Towns at Maxwell…
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  • Demand for Class C Multifamily

    Jonas222
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:31 am
    The demand for apartment living has grown so robust that resident demand has trickled into Class C territory. (Class C assets are those properties usually in need of renovation and are located in non-core areas.)  For example, in “Class C Market Grows Tense as Prices Rise,” Jake Reid reports that the prices for Class C in good locations will now come with a much higher price tag than in years past. read more
  • Hotel Occupancy Matches Pace with Peak Year

    Jonas222
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:41 am
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  • Multifamily Developers Looking for Land

    Jonas222
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:31 am
    Apartment construction is at a peak—hitting its highest level in 25 years. The enormous renter pool of young professionals is construction’s gale force. These are the millennials, the ones seeking that coveted work-live-play lifestyle in an amenity-rich home they can actually afford. Developers are responding, building in key transit-oriented areas with lifestyle luxuries such as parks, museums, and retail.     read more
  • Slow Growth for Shopping Malls

    Jonas222
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:53 am
    We know there’s a lot of activity going on in the retail sector, but for shopping malls, there’s slow growth… and vacancy to fill. Reuters reports that, according to Reis, Inc., national mall vacancies haven’t budged in the third quarter from 7.9 percent. Nationally, neighborhood and community shopping centers stayed the same too, with a 10.3 percent vacancy rate. read more
  • Standardizing the Way Commercial Space Is Measured

    Jonas222
    10 Nov 2014 | 11:41 am
    Global property measurement standards, the metrics by which property values are greatly determined, have long varied among countries and regions. This means that an office building located in Texas might measure quite differently if the exact same asset was located in Brazil. But at National Real Estate Investor reports in “One-Size-Fits-All for New Global Property Measurement Standards,” things are about to change.   read more
 
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    House Flipping School

  • How To Close Your First House Flip Like A Pro

    Mike LaCava
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:05 am
    Nobody wants to screw up their first house flip. Everyone wants to get a return on their investment and pay back money they got from family, friends, or private lenders. The biggest fear that many first time real estate investors have is the fear of ruining a very good deal. It’s understandable and many first time investors have a hard time trying to overcome this fear. The best way to ensure that you close your first house flip like a pro is to make sure all the details of your flip are spot on. You shouldn’t use any type of eraser math or try to adjust the numbers to make your deal work…
  • Back To Basics: The House Flip Elevator Pitch

    Mike LaCava
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:08 pm
    If you want to be successful in real estate investing, you need the house flip elevator pitch to fund your house flips-or so you have heard many people say. Most house flippers think they do not need a house flip elevator pitch but in reality they do. Your mindset determines how you deliver your pitch and how you present yourself to other people. There are plenty of ways that you can utilize the elevator pitch. You can use it to look for deals, to announce to your family that you are planning on venturing into the house flipping business or even when creating your house flipping team. You…
  • 10 Items Under $20 That Can Make Your House Flip A Success

    Mike LaCava
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
    Before I dive into this post, I wanted to let you know about the House Flipping School MeetUp my team and I are hosting this Thursday, October 23rd. This Thursday will mark the 1 year anniversary of our zero-cost, zero-pitch, all education MeetUp. It would be terrific to meet you so please swing by if you are in the New England area. Ok, so now onto the details of this post… House flipping is not a cheap venture; you need to invest some money. Renovating a house can cost anything from thousands of dollars to hundreds of thousands of dollars. The amount of money used in a rehab can add…
  • What If Your House Flips Don’t Sell?

    Mike LaCava
    10 Oct 2014 | 2:22 pm
    One of the biggest fears that new house flippers have is not being able to sell their flips. What happens if their house flips don’t sell? What do they do afterwards? It’s a common fear among many beginners and it’s justifiable. Thankfully it is a situation you can avoid altogether if you take the necessary steps with your lenders way ahead of time. This will depend on the type of loan you have on the house, however. Here are two situations that you may face and how to deal with them effectively. The Private Lender When working with a private lender, you are the one in charge of setting…
  • The Number One Reason You Should Consider Your Real Estate Competitor As Your Ally

    Mike LaCava
    3 Oct 2014 | 4:18 am
    As a real estate investor, you obviously know the drill by now; you find properties to flip, give your offer, prepare yourself psychologically to get most of them rejected and a few of them accepted. But sometimes you might just submit several offers and they all get accepted at the same time. This can be quite a dilemma especially if you do not have the financial ability to handle all the offers at once. The bank may not be willing to lend you the money to finance all your flips, you may not have access to all the necessary funds or maybe you encountered some unexpected issues with the…
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  • The Renovation That Will Get Your Lethbridge House Sold (Video)

    Karri Flatla
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:08 pm
    The renovation craze has taken Canadian homeowners by the throat and wrung many millions of dollars out of their bank accounts in recent years. Yet how many homeowners are profiting from this “investment” in their primary residences? And since money is cheap, thanks to record-low interest rates, it has never been easier for Canadians to borrow [...]
  • Lethbridge Real Estate Market Update: October 2014

    Karri Flatla
    13 Nov 2014 | 2:52 pm
    City of Lethbridge – Single Family Homes October 2014: Sales to active listings ratio: 23% (119/526) For same month last year: 15% (88/577) Average sale price: $286,984 For same month last year: $286,212 PENDING sales as of this post date: 25 October 2014, Year-to-Date: Total number of sales: 1132 For same period last year: 1074 Average sale price: $294,571   For same period [...]
  • Millennials Don’t Want to ‘Kick it Old School’ With Their Real Estate

    Karri Flatla
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:50 am
    If a real estate agent couldn’t drive a car, we would say that he can’t be a real estate agent. Driving a car is considered that critical to what we do. But what of our comfort level with other types of technology besides driving? We take our transportation for granted because it’s adapted right along with [...]
  • Lethbridge Real Estate Market Update: September 2014

    Karri Flatla
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:54 am
    City of Lethbridge – Single Family Homes September 2014: Sales to active listings ratio: 16% (97/588) For same month last year: 16% (100/613) Average sale price: $299,619 For same month last year: $282,682 PENDING sales as of this post date: 33 September 2014, Year-to-Date: Total number of sales: 1013 For same period last year: 986 Average sale price: $295,462   For same [...]
  • “Honest Agent” Author & Karri Flatla on Keeping It Real in Real Estate

    Karri Flatla
    5 Oct 2014 | 9:49 am
    Early in my career a prospective client asked me, “Why do you think you’ve already been successful? Without hesitation I replied, “Because I treat it like a business.” Almost with a sigh of relief, he gave me a nod, and hired me on the spot. Sadly, I think my “treat-it-like-a-business” attitude was surprising to him. We can [...]
 
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    IXACTContact Blog

  • Email Marketing Best Practices: Tips for Real Estate Agents

    Candace Green
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Isn’t it incredible the way email has changed how REALTORS can communicate with key contacts such as past clients and hot prospects? The flexibility and convenience is astounding. I can hardly remember what life was like before! The power of email does more than help you keep in touch with your college friends. It’s a game-changer when it comes to your real estate marketing strategy, empowering you to grow your business with less effort than ever before. If you’re already a savvy Realtor who understands the importance of keeping in touch with your contacts on a regular basis, are you…
  • Real Estate Branding Ideas

    Candace Green
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    If you’re like the many other real estate professionals we communicate with regularly, you’re responsible for everything from your lead generation to marketing to paperwork and more.  As an entrepreneur you aren’t just part of a brand are your brand and that means balancing a hectic schedule. Realty Times recently published an article on how REALTORS® can build their brand and I’d like to share their 5 tips here.  The good news is that many of these tips can be accomplished with the help of a powerful real estate CRM like IXACT Contact. … Read the rest
  • Which Real Estate CRM is the Best for You?

    Candace Green
    13 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    As a REALTOR® this is probably a question you ask time and time again. You understand the benefits of using a CRM to manage your contacts, keep you organized and help you stay in touch, but with several to choose from, how do you identify which one is the best for you and your business? I came across this article online from Brian Rayl at Home Value Leads where he tackles this topic by sharing the important questions real estate agents should be asking as they research CRM options. … Read the rest
  • 4 Ways to Fail Miserably in Real Estate (and how to avoid them!)

    Carrie Gable
    11 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    There are plenty of ways to succeed as a real estate agent, but there are 4 distinct ways to assure resounding failure! Here are the top 4 ways to flush your real estate business: 1. Refuse to prospect. If you prospect, a good number of those contacts will become qualified leads, and then, before you know it, active clients. That means work. Pesky things like listing presentations, showing houses…closings and commissions. Ugh. Nip it all in the bud by refusing to look for business.… Read the rest
  • Best Real Estate Email Flyer Template

    Candace Green
    6 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Suppose you just landed a great new listing that you think some of your contacts would love? Go beyond just sending a generic email with a link to the MLS property listing. With IXACT Contact,  it’s simple and easy to use our just listed e-flyer template to show off any new property that has come on the market. Check out these real estate e-flyer best practices: Always use an email header: Including your customized email header is an effective branding touch and makes it easy for those who receive your message see how to connect with you.… Read the rest
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    Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088

  • What You Need to Know about Mold when Buying or Selling a House

    Anita Clark Realtor
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Indoor air quality may have a considerable impact on your well being. This often neglected problem may result in severe consequences for your health. According to the guidelines on indoor air quality by the World Health Organization, the poor state of air in closed spaces contributes to morbidity and mortality. One of the major air […] The post What You Need to Know about Mold when Buying or Selling a House appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • What is my Warner Robins GA Home Worth in October 2014

    Anita Clark Realtor
    16 Nov 2014 | 11:39 am
    What is my Warner Robins GA Home Worth in October 2014 Consumers who are asking “What is my Warner Robins GA home worth in October 2014?” do not have to wait any longer to find an answer to that question. This balanced real estate market (6+ months of available inventory) is an excellent opportunity for […] The post What is my Warner Robins GA Home Worth in October 2014 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • What is my Perry GA Home Worth in October 2014

    Anita Clark Realtor
    16 Nov 2014 | 10:57 am
    What is my Perry GA Home Worth in October 2014 If you are a seller in this market, you should should be asking “What is my Perry GA home worth in October 2014″? Fortunately, you will find the answer to that question and many others in this months market report. Don’t fret buyers, there is […] The post What is my Perry GA Home Worth in October 2014 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • What is my Kathleen GA Home Worth in October 2014

    Anita Clark Realtor
    15 Nov 2014 | 6:45 am
    What is my Kathleen GA Home Worth in October 2014 Plenty of buyers are actively looking for middle GA homes which has potential sellers asking “what is my Kathleen GA home worth in October 2014?”. It is a great question and answering it will help consumers on both sides of the real estate fence determine […] The post What is my Kathleen GA Home Worth in October 2014 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • What is my Centerville GA Home Worth in October 2014

    Anita Clark Realtor
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:24 pm
    What is my Centerville GA Home Worth in October 2014 The Centerville GA real estate market in October 2014 developed a case of amnesia this past month and forgot it was a good market to be part of. Sales were way down (4) but all was not lost for sellers. Those that asked what is […] The post What is my Centerville GA Home Worth in October 2014 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
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  • Las Vegas Real Estate News – What Sold in October 2014

    Debbie Drummond
    7 Nov 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Home buyers have a total of 10702 choices of homes for sale today.  This includes 8168 single family homes, 1997 condos/townhomes and 537 high rise listings.  Last month we had reached 10530.  This month’s inventory is a slight increase but not alarming.  When we did  Continue ReadingThe post Las Vegas Real Estate News – What Sold in October 2014 appeared first on .
  • Las Vegas High Rise Condos Sold in October 2014

    Debbie Drummond
    5 Nov 2014 | 3:14 pm
    We have 433 condos listed for sale in the MLS today.  Available inventory has been staying at this level for most of 2014.  We sold 55 condos in the buildings we track last month.  That’s one more than last month and the highest number we’ve  Continue ReadingThe post Las Vegas High Rise Condos Sold in October 2014 appeared first on .
  • Now Is The Time to Move Up to a Las Vegas Luxury Home

    Debbie Drummond
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:26 pm
    Have you been watching the housing market?  Waiting to sell your current home and move to something nicer?  Home values in Las Vegas have been improving for the past two years.  While values have been improving, the market segment that is most in demand is  Continue ReadingThe post Now Is The Time to Move Up to a Las Vegas Luxury Home appeared first on .
  • Things To Do in Las Vegas – Zappos Tour

    Debbie Drummond
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    So why would you want to spend an hour in Las  Vegas touring a place where people work? For starters, they have a great selection of artwork scattered about the place.  Add to that an interesting success story and a unique work environment. The tours  Continue ReadingThe post Things To Do in Las Vegas – Zappos Tour appeared first on .
  • How To Avoid Seller’s Remorse When Selling Your Home

    Debbie Drummond
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:50 pm
    Is your home telling you that it’s time for a change?  Maybe you’re entertaining more and could use an open floor plan with a big kitchen?  Have the kids moved out leaving rooms that you never use?  Or maybe you accepted a job in another  Continue ReadingThe post How To Avoid Seller’s Remorse When Selling Your Home appeared first on .
 
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    Real Estate Valuation | IRR on Real Estate blog

  • A futuristic park will float on top of the Hudson River, and new proof all malls aren’t dying

    Ray Cirz
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:14 am
    Here are the news stories you might have missed this week: Curbed: $130 million ‘Pier55′ park looks like something out of Avatar Move over Central Park, there’s a new green space taking over the New York spotlight.  Billionaire Barry Diller and his wife Diane von Furstenberg are donating $130 million to build a 2.7 acre park that will sit on top of the Hudson River.  The ameba-like structure, which will be filled with gardens, walking paths, …
  • Developing condos for doomsday-minded Americans, and Class B offices in New York City go green

    Ray Cirz
    14 Nov 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Here are the news stories you might have missed this week: The New York Times: Manhattan’s second-tier office buildings make energy efficiency a goal While Class B office buildings might not have the prestigious addresses or luxury perks of New York City’s Class A spaces, they are following in the footsteps of some of New York’s most famous buildings by going green.  Backed by government policies and pushed for by landlords, office buildings all over …
  • Office buildings are gaining value in D.C., and Memphis says goodbye to the CRE blues

    Ray Cirz
    7 Nov 2014 | 10:12 am
    Here are the news stories you might have missed this week: The Wall Street Journal: Commercial-property prices in D.C. go their own way: Up Washington, D.C.’s office market is beating the odds.  The city’s been seeing significant growth in the office sector for the past six months, even in the face of high vacancies and stagnant rents.  Office prices are on the rise across the metro-area, with investors paying 29% more per square foot for …
  • IRR’s San Diego Office Earns Two More Accredited Designations

    Jeff Greenwald
    5 Nov 2014 | 7:46 am
    Recently, IRR’s San Diego office received many accolades, including the $2 billion milestone for hotel and lodging valuations and the recent MAI designation given to San Diego’s Eric Schneider for his expertise in the valuation of commercial, industrial, and residential properties, as well as his experience in advising clients on real estate investment decisions.  Today, IRR – San Diego adds to our growing list of accomplishments with two accredited senior appraiser designations. Both myself and …
  • Savannah becomes America’s next great port city, and Boston tries to lure in manufacturers

    Ray Cirz
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Here are the news stories you might have missed this week: Bloomberg: Savannah surges as mighty gate for imports on U.S. growth Savannah is transitioning from sleepy southern hamlet to America’s next big international port.  Twenty years after local officials built a large warehousing complex near the then small port, Savannah’s been on the rise, and has quickly become the second busiest U.S. port, only behind New York City.  Large retailers like Target and Home …
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    The Oatley Team

  • State of the Real Estate Market

    Laura
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:39 pm
    The Oatley Team State of the Real Estate Market Have you been wondering if it is time to buy a new home or list your current one? Our state of the market will help make that decision easier for you. This will give you an idea of the state of the real estate market. If you take a […] Laura
  • Home of the Week: 10916 Sewell Dr

    Laura
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:33 am
    The Oatley Team 10916 Sewell Drive New Build The home is currently in framing stage. You will find three bedrooms and two baths. It is a brick with walkout basement and has a 3 car garage. Upgrades UPGRADES GALORE! You will find granite countertops, hand-scraped hardwood floors, great room with tiled fireplace, open kitchen with upgraded, extra large […] Laura
  • Favorite Recipes- Taco Chili

    Laura
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:15 pm
    The Oatley Team This time of year is a time of reflection and spending time with family. Starting this week each week we will share one of our favorite recipes from each member of The Oatley Team. This week Laura is sharing one of hers. This is a great meal to prepare ahead. During the holidays we often […] Laura
  • M.S. Pumpkin Derby

    Laura
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:20 am
    The Oatley Team This weekend the 2nd annual M.S. Pumpkin Derby is taking place at Louisville Slugger Field. This is a fun event that raises awareness about multiple sclerosis. The highlight of the event is the Pumpkin Derby, a unique side-by-side race featuring handcrafted, decorated pumpkin racers in a fun battle for the coveted M.S. Pumpkin Derby Grand […] Laura
  • Renting vs. Buying

    Laura
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:21 am
    The Oatley Team t’s an investment. Owning real estate is one of the best investments you can make because of the potential appreciation. t’s a route to financial independence. Each mortgage payment builds your equity & gets you one step closer to not having a monthly house payment. t’s affordable. There are so many new loan programs available […] Laura
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    PropertyCluster.com Blog

  • 5 Steps to Become a Successful Real Estate Investor

    Rebecca
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:26 pm
    Real estate investing is one of the most lucrative ways to use your capital. However, it can also cause you to lose your way if you don’t know the ropes of real estate investing. While it is completely normal for newbie investors to learn from their mistakes, setting a few ground rules will help you avoid major and embarrassing mistakes. Image Courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Write Your Real Estate Investment Goals Before you start investing in real estate, list down your goals. When you have your goals written down, it will be easier to work towards them. You will be able…
  • Steps to Buy an Apartment Complex

    Rebecca
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Buying an apartment complex can be a smart investment decision provided you make the right moves. Selecting the right building, applying for the loan properly and discussing things with professionals can help you take a prudent decision. image by drtchock Decide on the type of apartment complex you want While some buildings are completely residential, there are buildings which are designed for mixed use. Such buildings have a combination of offices and residential units, however a major chunk of it is allotted for residence. You should look for a complex with a grading of C+ or higher. In…
  • How to Find The Right Buyer for Your Fixer Upper

    Rebecca
    8 Oct 2014 | 11:34 pm
    Not every house is perfect. Some homes can have a few chinks that can cost the owner quite a bit to fix. If you are the proud owner of such a home, you have a fixer upper on your hands. Do not dread, as there are several such home that are sold successfully every single year. Buyers often view fixer upper homes favorably because they feel they are getting a good deal and they also have their freedom to put their own touch to the house when they are getting it renovated. Here are a few tips to help you successfully sell a fixer upper. image by tsc_traveler Find the Perfect Realtor It is…
  • Starting The Real Estate Investing Business The Right Way

    Rebecca
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Some people are drawn towards real estate investing as it promises huge returns while some are naturally inclined to this business as they find their calling in real estate investing. Whatever be your reason for getting into this business, you ought to be prepared and arm yourself with the right knowledge if you wish to ensure success. Money indeed is an important aspect of real estate investing but there are die-hard investors who have established themselves with little or no-money. So you need to be absolutely passionate about the business to succeed, money comes secondary. Image Courtesy…
  • 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…
 
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    Ocean View Real Estate Dubai

  • To rent or to buy in Dubai, that is the question!

    Holly Woolston
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:20 am
    Are you wondering whether to buy or rent a property in Dubai? Well, before you decide make sure you weigh up all options and choose what suits your lifestyle best. Here are some advantages and disadvantages when comparing buying your own property to renting one. 1) Buying comes with more responsibility As well as the financial obligations that come with owning a home, you are also solely responsible for the safety and maintenance of it. From the inside décor, to plumbing and electricity problems and everything in between, anything that needs to be fixed or replaced is your sole…
  • Are you going to move to avoid rental increases?

    Holly Woolston
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    As rents have increased dramatically this year, it is affecting the decisions people make in regards to their properties. A recent survey carried out by MoveSouq.com, has shown that 65% of residents in Dubai have decided to move house due to their rent increasing beyond the price they are willing to pay. Although real estate agency fees have to be paid when you find your new property, the savings you will bring home will definitely outweigh this outgoing. Normally financial advisors suggest you should spend no more than a third of your monthly income on rent, which is part of the reason why…
  • System now in place to ensure service charges in Dubai are correct

    Holly Woolston
    11 Nov 2014 | 2:28 am
    Have you seen a change in the service charges you are paying for your Dubai apartment or have some unexplainable irregularities in the cost? Well, you’re not alone. Many homeowners in the city have been complaining over recent years about the cost and payment of service charges, with many buildings charging paying landlords extra to cover the payments of those landlords who haven’t paid. This, of course, is not fair and the payment and price of service charges in the Emirate has to be monitored and calculated correctly. Following on from issues received regarding service charges, RERA,…
  • Property Price Slow Down in Dubai

    Holly Woolston
    26 Oct 2014 | 12:33 am
      After property prices in Dubai soared at the end of last year due to the announcement that the Emirate had won its bid to host the Expo2020, research is showing that Q4 will see a slow down in the high prices. Many people were beginning to question whether Dubai was heading for a another crash earlier this year, after prices in the city rose dramatically and quickly, but property purchasers and tenants can relax now that prices seem to be stabilizing once again. Residential rents showed a 1% drop in Q3, which is welcomed good news for all tenants in Dubai. Many were extremely worried…
  • Top tips to ensure you get the most money for your Dubai property

    Holly Woolston
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:09 am
    Spending some time and money on your property before you sell it, may seem absurd, but it should be something every homeowner does before they even look at putting their property on the market. Studies have shown that by showcasing your property in a certain way, it can add thousands onto the resale value of your home, making sure you get the best deal for your Dubai property. Firstly, you must think about the taste of your home; is your home décor extravagant or extremely personal to you? Are the colours used bright and maybe not to every one’s taste? No matter how much you love your home…
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    Maclennan Investment Group

  • 2014 World Series & Real Estate Investing

    Peter Maclennan
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    Madison Bumgarner “MadBum” 2014 World Series MVP As you may have heard, the San Francisco Giants won the 2014 World Series in a thrilling Game 7 defeating the Kansas City Royals. What is interesting about the win is that it was built upon skillful pitching and base hits. The Giants did not hit any home runs in Game 7 and had only one double in the deciding game. What does this have to do with real estate? Base Hits Matter The Giants won because they were able to get base hits. They were able to get men on base and put them into scoring position. Base hits allowed the runners to…
  • Calculating Net Operating Income or NOI

    Peter Maclennan
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:04 am
    It seems like each industry has their own acronyms. The same is true for real estate. In real estate, the letters NOI stand for Net Operating Income. The net operating income is a number on paper 9 times out of 10. It is not an actual figure that will show up in an investor’s bank account nor is it the number that will be used for tax purposes. NOI is useful in comparing the returns of various properties and for determining if a property is financeable. Think of NOI as the return a property would generate if it was purchased for all cash and regardless of taxes and depreciation. Actual vs.
  • Financing a Fourplex in California

    Peter Maclennan
    1 Jul 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Fourplex in San Diego by Joe Wolf As I have mentioned elsewhere, purchasing a duplex, triplex, or fourplex can be a beneficial means of getting started building a real estate portfolio, especially for the young professional. One of the greatest hurdles in purchasing a fourplex is financing the purchase. Since the real estate bubble and the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act, obtaining a residential mortgage has become a much more rigorous process. It is important that potential investors work with a qualified mortgage professional to obtain prequalification early. Here are some important items…
  • Advantages of Buying a Fourplex for Investment

    Peter Maclennan
    26 Jun 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Sometimes in investing it pays to start small. Buying a fourplex or quadplex (4 units), a duplex (2 units), or a triplex (3 units) can be a great way for an investor to get started in the investment game. Advantages of Buying a Fourplex Property There are several advantages to purchasing this type of property. Purchase Price is Smaller Most duplex, triplex, and fouplex properties are less expensive than comparable commercial or multifamily properties. (This doesn’t ring true everywhere, see Walnut Creek, CA.) A lower purchase price allows the prudent investor to save for a down…
  • Two Forms of Real Estate Investment

    Peter Maclennan
    18 Jun 2014 | 11:47 am
    Monopoly got it partially right. There are two forms of real estate investment, equity (ownership) and debt (lending). Each way offers different benefits and risks for investors. Executing the right strategy at the right time or in the right way, can maximize returns for an investor. Equity Investment When most people think about real estate investing they think of ownership of property. There are certain rewards with equity investing and certain risks. There are three major benefits of being an equity investor: control, appreciation, and capital gains tax rates. Control The first benefit to…
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    Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors

  • Micro-Cottages: Rental Income, Mobility & Minimalism

    Brian Davis
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Micro-cottages need little introduction in the way of concept, but their uses, designs and purpose vary as much as the imaginations of those who create them. Some people sell their sprawling suburban homes and live in them.  Others build them on their properties, as guest lodging, or an in-law apartment or extra rental income.  Others [...]Micro-Cottages: Rental Income, Mobility & Minimalism is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • 4 Easy Steps For Responding When Seller Says Your Offer is Too Low

    Nick Ruiz
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:14 am
    As real estate entrepreneurs, we must always be talking to sellers and making offers on properties.  When you are out there doing this correctly, the majority of your offers will be rejected, laughed at, and debated by the seller. After years of fine tuning my strategies for this, I’ve really broke it down into 4 [...]4 Easy Steps For Responding When Seller Says Your Offer is Too Low is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • Final Chance In 2014 To Set Up A Solo 401k Plan

    Dmitriy Fomichenko
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:59 am
    The end of the year is approaching and many investors are reconsidering their finance and taxes for 2014. Many of us are considering different approaches to save on taxes. For those who are self-employed, setting up a Solo 401k can present a great tax-saving solution.Final Chance In 2014 To Set Up A Solo 401k Plan is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • Baby Boomers Investing In Bed And Breakfasts

    Maria Rekrut
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Yes you can start your home based business from your own home today!! The smart way of doing it is start to rent out rooms in your home if you want to get a feel if you like his type of real estate investment. Why spend a lot of money on a hunch that real [...]Baby Boomers Investing In Bed And Breakfasts is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • Advice On Wholesaling From A Buy And Hold Investor

    Andrew Syrios
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:03 am
    My area of investment is buy and hold, and I think in some ways that makes me perfect to discuss some of the do’s and don’ts regarding wholesaling. After all, I am quite possibly the model buyer for many wholesale deals, so I can tell you at least what I am looking for. And from [...]Advice On Wholesaling From A Buy And Hold Investor is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
 
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    Philadelphia Real Estate Blog

  • Why Properties Fail to Sell

    24 Nov 2014 | 5:42 am
    You want to get the best price for your home within a reasonable time frame. To get it, you need to have the right agent by your side. Here's how to tell whether or not you have the right agent. Drive through any neighborhood or search online for neighborhoods that have homes for sale and you will find the same thing: Within the same area there are homes that are selling while others sit, sometimes for months, without selling. The Number One variable that determines whether a home will sell or sit is the demand that is created for the property. A real estate agent's primary objective should…
  • 90-Day Seller Forecast

    24 Nov 2014 | 5:25 am
    The one item you need to "time" in selling your home is the time you expect it to spend on the market. That may vary from season to season, but the right marketing will help you sell your home within your desired time frame. Sellers often ask us, "What is the best time of the year to sell my property?" It's an interesting question because we sell properties consistently every month of the year. In fact, values don't change much from one season to the next unless the broad market is in a general upward or downward trend, which, of course, will affect all values for an extended period of time…
  • Waverly Court expansion passes muster with ZBA

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:55 am
    Waverly Court, view from 13th and Waverly streets, before (left) and after the addition By Gabriel Gottlieb with Sandy Smith The 27-unit Waverly Court apartment building at 13th and Waverly streets in Washington Square West will become more than twice as big now that the Zoning Board of Adjustment has granted a variance allowing construction to proceed on a two-story addition to the existing building and a new wing on its south side. The board voted to grant the variance at its Nov. 19 meeting after presentations by attorney Adam Laver, speaking on behalf of developer David Daniel of Yess…
  • 3 Traps to Avoid When Selling Your Property

    23 Nov 2014 | 6:03 am
    Success at selling your home can be yours if the price is right and you choose the right agent. When's the best time to sell? When you're ready. When the time comes to consider selling your home, there are several pitfalls that can easily be avoided once you know they exist. Since most sellers want to sell for the highest price possible in the time frame that works for them, it's imperative that they—and you—follow a proven game plan for getting the property listed, marketed and negotiated for the highest price possible. If you are considering selling, beware of the following traps that…
  • Phabulous Philly Home of the Week: 38 N. Front St., #2H

    23 Nov 2014 | 5:08 am
    19th-century charm and 21st-century convenience and style come together beautifully in this handsome Old City condo that features two secluded outdoor spaces. Exposed brick, hardwood floors and large mullioned windows that let in lots of natural light give this contemporary condo a touch of classic sophistication. As you walk through the front door, you will be delighted by the open living-dining room, a warm and inviting space made even warmer by exposed brick walls on three sides. Off the living room is a balcony overlooking a sunny courtyard, a great spot to relax in the morning or after…
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    The Truth About Mortgage.com

  • Watch Out for the Old ‘No Mortgage Payments for a Year’ Gimmick

    Colin Robertson
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:14 pm
    I came across a promotion today from a home builder out in Arizona. The press release mentions that the company is offering the “largest incentive for new homebuyers in its history.” The details are as follows: Simply purchase a new home in X development before Christmas (yes, it’s your special gift from Santa) and the [&hellip
  • Fannie Mae Reduces Max LTV on Cash-Out Refinances to 80%

    Colin Robertson
    11 Nov 2014 | 11:49 am
    Though it may soon become easier to purchase a home with less money down, assuming 3% mortgages return as Mel Watt has promised, extracting existing home equity could become more difficult. Yesterday, mortgage financier Fannie Mae released new guidelines related to cash-out refinances that limit how much equity a borrower can actually tap into. For [&hellip
  • Are Low Credit Scores More Dangerous Than Low Down Payments?

    Colin Robertson
    5 Nov 2014 | 4:37 pm
    Ever since Mel Watt hinted at the return of 3% down mortgages, there’s been a lot of worry that we could be headed down another dark path. After all, it was a lack of skin in the game that caused all the carnage during the most recent housing crisis, right? Well, maybe not. An analysis [&hellip
  • There’s Now a .Mortgage Top Level Domain

    Colin Robertson
    5 Nov 2014 | 11:28 am
    If you’re a webmaster, a blogger, or just happen to own a domain name or two, you might be confused as to why there are so many new TLDs (top-level domains) these days. Back when, there were three main TLDs, including .com, .net, and .org. They were all pretty straightforward, though .net seems to have [&hellip
  • Where Have All the First-Time Buyers Gone?

    Colin Robertson
    4 Nov 2014 | 12:23 pm
    The latest survey from the National Association of Realtors revealed some troubling news in the housing market. The share of first-time home buyers reached its lowest point in nearly 30 years, per the 2014 National Association of Realtors® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. The average, dating back to 1981, shows that roughly four of [&hellip
 
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    Beazer Homes Blog

  • Beazer Homes Guess To Give Giveaway

    Beazer Homes
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:55 am
    Beazer Homes is donating a room full of toys worth thousands of dollars to Toys for Tots this Holiday Season, and all of our new home communities across the country will act as toy donation centers. We are getting our social media fans involved in this great cause as well. From November 24th through December 12th enter our Guess To Give contest on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest by guessing the number of toys pictured, using the hashtag #BeazerToys, for a chance to win a $250 Target gift card. For every social media like, favorite, and share the posts receive, we’ll be…
  • Simple Tips For Saving Energy Around The House

    Beazer Homes
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:18 am
    Not only are we becoming a more eco-friendly society, but we’re also becoming more money conscious as the costs of almost everything has increased over time. While it’s hard to stir-away from the prices of everyday items like food, or gasoline to fuel automobiles, one way to save money is through energy efficiency usage. Here are a few tips for saving energy around the house to assist in lowering some of your bills: 1) Change all of the light bulbs in your house to energy efficient light bulbs. Because energy efficient bulbs cost more, people tend to avoid buying them. However, even…
  • Helpful Fall Home Care Tips

    Beazer Homes
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:56 pm
    You’ve probably heard the adage ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.’  The saying rings true when it comes to optimizing your home maintenance for the season to come.  With the air turning crisp, now is the perfect time to prepare your home for the coming cool seasons.  Completing these few quick home care tasks over the weeks to come can help ensure your home remains comfortable no matter what the season brings. Fall Home Care Tips: 1. Take summer yard equipment and recreational furniture inside to protect them against the elements. 2. Trim overgrown trees, bushes and…
  • Free Thanksgiving Turkey Voucher

    Beazer Homes
    4 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    HARVEST, HOME & HELPING HANDS: Visit any Nashville or Atlanta area community for the first time during the month of November to get a FREE turkey voucher for your family’s feast, while supplies last.* In turn, Beazer will donate a holiday meal to a family in need. We are also holding food drives at all Nashville and Atlanta area communities throughout November, so please drop off non-perishable food items to help fight hunger in our own backyard. In partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank, Beazer Homes is proud to give back this harvest season. After all, being good neighbors is what…
  • 6 Steps To Prepare Your Credit For Buying A Home

    Beazer Homes
    3 Nov 2014 | 12:17 pm
    If one of your future goals is to purchase a home, it’s never too early to start preparing yourself financially. One of the major factors that goes into getting approved for a home mortgage is your credit score and credit history. All lenders will look at your credit worthiness to determine how much they will lend to you. The following are steps you can start taking now to prepare your credit for buying a home in the future. 1. Check and update your credit report: Consumers are guaranteed at least one free credit report a year; get a copy of yours to see where you stand. If you find errors,…
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    Atlanta Real Estate Forum

  • Century Communities Acquires Peachtree Communities

    Courtney Rogers
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Greenwood Village, Colorado-based home builder, Century Communities, has purchased Atlanta’s No. 2 home builder, Peachtree Communities. With this purchase, Century Communities now has a foothold in the Southeast and the nation’s fifth largest housing marketing [Atlanta] according to Metrostudy. “The sheer size of it [Atlanta] makes it attractive,” says Dale Francescon, Co-CEO of Century. “The other [...]
  • Edward Andrews Homes Wins Gold for Lake Haven of Crabapple

    Alicia
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:10 am
    The Atlanta Sales and Marketing Council congratulates Edward Andrews Homes for winning a Gold OBIE in the $900,000 to $999,999 Single-Family Detached (All Builders) category for Lake Haven of Crabapple in North Fulton. The OBIE Awards are the premier awards in the new home construction industry. When you walk into the Madison at Lake Haven of [...]
  • Windsong Properties Celebrates 11th Anniversary by Giving Back

    Windsong Properties
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Each year, Windsong Properties hosts a special anniversary event for its trade partners, vendors and the Windsong team. Recently, the builder’s 11th Anniversary Celebration was held at the clubhouse at Bel-Aire, an active adult community in Powder Springs. Guests were encouraged to bring donations for Toys for Tots, a U.S. Marine Corps Reserve program to [...]
  • Thrive Homes, LLC Wins Silver for Buckhead Custom Home

    Alicia
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:45 am
    The Atlanta Sales and Marketing Council congratulates Thrive Homes, LLC for winning a Silver OBIE in the $900,000 to $999,999 Single-Family -Detached (All Builders) category for a Buckhead custom home in Fulton County. The OBIE Awards are the premier awards in the new home construction industry. Thrive Homes has masterfully blended convenience with traditional architecture in [...]
  • Fischer Homes Wins Gold for Millstone Manor

    Alicia
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:22 am
    The Atlanta Sales and Marketing Council congratulates Fischer Homes for winning a Gold OBIE in the Best Building Design – Detached Model ($500,000 to $749,999) category for Millstone Manor in Cherokee County. The OBIE Awards are the premier awards in the new home construction industry. The Keller is a spacious four bedroom, three bath plan with an [...]
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    louisvillegalsrealestateblog.com

  • End the Procrastination Now!

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Happy Friday!! We are just about a week away from Thanksgiving and just over 5 weeks until the end of the year. Today I want to talk about finishing the year strong.  Let me ask you this; do you have a plan for these last few critical weeks of the year? End the procrastination now! […] The post End the Procrastination Now! appeared first on .
  • 7 Ways to Fund Your Deals

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:15 pm
      If you ask anyone what the two biggest obstacles for any real estate investor are you will likely get the same answer from just about everyone. Finding the deals Funding the deals As your business grows and matures you will need larger and larger amounts of cash. In fact as time goes on, you […] The post 7 Ways to Fund Your Deals appeared first on .
  • 4 Tips for Learning Your “Farm Area” – Podcast Episode #38

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:09 am
    I’ve had a couple of “tech challenges” this week, but I finally got everything straightened out. So today I wanted to do a mini podcast for you today on farm areas. This one is short and sweet at just under 10 minutes. So many new investors start out by working “everywhere” in their city.  I […] The post 4 Tips for Learning Your “Farm Area” – Podcast Episode #38 appeared first on .
  • 3 Important Components of a Marketing Plan for Your REI Business

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    14 Nov 2014 | 9:26 am
      I just came back from co-hosting a 2 day event in Nashville, TN called the “Dealmaker Bootcamp”.  We spent two days with a group of awesome folks talking about how they could “up their game” when it came to marketing n 2015, and they were also able to put an actual marketing plan together for […] The post 3 Important Components of a Marketing Plan for Your REI Business appeared first on .
  • 25 Ways to Generate Motivated Seller Leads

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    12 Nov 2014 | 2:03 pm
      Most of you know that in order to have a real estate business that will consistently provide you with a steady stream of leads you have to get good at marketing.  Marketing costs money right? In most cases the answer is yes. So what do you do if you don’t have a lot of […] The post 25 Ways to Generate Motivated Seller Leads appeared first on .
 
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    Real Estate and Philippine Properties

  • The True Cost of Poor Home Maintenance

    Justin
    10 Nov 2014 | 7:18 pm
    After buying the land for sale Philippines and building your dream house on it, what will you do? Of course, you need to care for it and for every little thing that comes with it or you stuffed it with. You see, maintaining a home is not easy. However, not maintaining your home can be costly. You may not realize it now, but each object that you fail to maintain or you maintain poorly will immediately pile up. Before you know it, you need to buy a new one without even exhausting the lifespan of that particular object.   How to save money by simply taking care of your things? Put simply,…
  • Tips For Staying Safe On The Beach

    Justin
    30 Jun 2014 | 7:43 pm
    The Philippines is a haven for beach lovers. With more than 7000 islands, there are many different kinds of beaches that can be found on this beautiful country. From well-developed, commercialized ones to raw, uninhabited beaches, with enough time, patience, and perseverance, you will find the perfect beach for you. However, the beach is not the safest of all places; whether you are in a luxury resort in the Philippines or a popular and affordable resort, the safety and security threats range from human-related to nature-related, so it pays to know how to stay safe at all times. So before you…
  • Why Rockwell – Top Reasons to Invest in Real Estate Properties in Rockwell

    Justin
    15 Jun 2014 | 11:30 pm
    We cannot suppress people’s desire to live in Rockwell. Rockwell is a term synonymous to luxury and exclusivity – two things that are imperative for people who themselves are living a posh lifestyle. Here are some of the key reasons why more and more people chose to invest Rockwell Philippines real estate and live in the area. When investing on real estate in Philippines, location should be a primary consideration. Makati is the topmost priority in real estate investment, having the highest land value and resale value of the properties. Located at Central Makati, Rockwell Philippines real…
  • How to Deal with Real Estate Agents’ Tricks

    Justin
    10 Jun 2014 | 2:55 am
    Sometimes real estate agents tend to trick buyers and these are becoming rampant with each passing day. However, if a buyer remains a little cautious, then searching for a property, even with a dealers’ assistance becomes easier. The post explains few ways of dealing with dealers’ tricks. Buying a property often involves dealing with an agent. While, we do derive extensive information from them about buying and selling properties, we must understand that they are not a buyers’ friend. This is said because, often times buyers end up completely trusting these real estate agents, thus…
  • Why Buy a House and Lot in Antipolo – A Focus on Tourism

    Justin
    8 Jun 2014 | 8:18 pm
    Various factors are considered in buying a home, and location is one of the most important considerations, if not the most important. If exploration and adventure are critical parts of your life, you might as well buy a house and lot in Antipolo. There will be no shortage of places sights to see and places to visit such as festivals, religious and historical and ecotourism sites. Festivals. Antipolo is well-known as a pilgrimage city where the Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage national shrine is found. You can expect a lot of tourists and pilgrims from different parts of the country the whole…
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  • Rent one house, get one shark free

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:58 am
    Photo: Scott Fraser Rent one house, get one shark free. It might sound like a joke, but that is exactly what one letting estate agent is hoping will attract a tenant when it comes to Headington's New High Street. One the street sits a humble three-bedroom property, with everything a family could wish for: a living room, an open plan kitchen, a shower room... and a shark in the roof. The shark in question is the "Headington Shark" and has become something of a local landmark. The fibreglass killer fish spans an impressive 7.5 metres and has been sticking out of the top of the property for…
  • UK sellers drop prices to beat winter competition

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:36 am
    UK sellers are dropping their asking prices to stand out in the slower winter months, according to Rightmove.The price of property coming to market fell by an average of 1.7 per cent (£4,542), according to the UK portal, while the stock for sale per estate agency branch fell to the lowest ever level recorded at this time of year.UK, House Prices
  • Rents reach new record high

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:28 am
    The private rented sctor is "pulsing with demand", according to Your Move and Rains, whose latest buy-to-let index reveals that rents have climbed to a new record high. The average rental rate is now £700 per month, 1.5 per cent higher over the past 12 months, the equivalent of £12. This marks a slowdown in growth compared to one year ago, when rental growth reached 3.4 per cent in the 12 months to October 2013. Nonetheless, rates are higher than 12 months ago in nine out of 10 regions in England and Wales.Despite this record figure, though, tenant finances are improving, with…
  • Superfast broadband continues rollout across UK

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:18 am
    The UK government’s ambitious rollout of superfast broadband is gathering pace and its implementation is among the fastest in the world, giving growing numbers of premises access to a fast and reliable internet connection. The rollout has been steadily accelerating since it began in 2012 and has now entered the fastest stage of deployment, with many of the 44 projects across the UK that comprise the scheme ahead of schedule.26 per cent of all UK connections are now superfast, up from just 6 per cent 2 years ago. Every day more and more people are opting to make the most of all a…
  • France has worst English in Europe

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:16 am
    The report reveals that adult English proficiency is strong in Europe, with 19 out of the world's 22 most proficient countries located in the continent. Since 2007, the average proficency level has increased 3.59 points, with particular improvements highlighted in Poland, where proficiency has improved more than any other country's in Europe. Hungarian adults have also improved their English proficiency more than most Europeans, thanks to sweeping education reforms targeted at university system - they now require students to demonstrate adequate foreign language skills before receiving their…
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    Hilton Head Real Estate Blog

  • Palmetto Dunes Property Owners Association

    10 Nov 2014 | 10:02 am
     Investing in the Community of Palmetto Dunes What’s the old adage?  When you are lucky enough to live by the sea, you are lucky enough.  On Hilton Head, we are the beneficiaries of land planning designed to capitalize on our lush semi-tropical environment.  Our land planners understood the benefit of maximizing enjoyment of the dense tree canopy and wide beaches.  Our roads were designed to enhance your journey.  We truly are the beneficiaries of responsible developers. The original developers built the infrastructure.  Now, as it ages, the property owners associations must…
  • Newest members of the Hilton Head family An open letter to Mike, Rachel amp; the Kids...

    6 Nov 2014 | 12:50 pm
    The newest members of the Hilton Head family “I’m thrilled you guys have a beach getaway that you can call your own. My most memorable vacation was when I was 10 years old and my family embarked on our annual summer vacation to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. We stayed in a motel right on the beach with a big pool overlooking the ocean.  Needless to say, we were at the beach every day and all day  We went to family restaurants, the arcade amp; boardwalk, we had funnel cakes amp; ice cream, my father played golf, we rented bikes, played tennis, built sand castles, and had the most…
  • Octoberfest in Bluffton, South Carolina

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Theres a nip in the air, its kinda rainy and gloomy, everything in the stores are pumpkin flavored...yup, its fall for sure And what does fall mean? October And what does October mean? Octoberfest in Bluffton This year the event is set for Saturday, Nov. 1st., in old town Bluffton. Soon, Calhoun Street will be filled with 190 of the world’s best stouts, ales, lagers, and pilsners from 60 breweries from around the world. Some of the participates are from right here, such as Hilton Head Brewing Company and River Dog Brewery. But some are international from Germany, France, and England. There…
  • Hilton Head keeps calling you home

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Real Estate Specialist, Mark Lynch, wanted you to hear a first-hand account of why people always return to Hilton Head Island so he asked his new assistant to tell us about coming back to Hilton Head: – Blog by Mark Lynch’s Assistant, Cynthia “CJ” Johnson After leaving Hilton Head for a year and moving to Florida, I could hardly wait to return to the Island.  Driving over the bridge was like coming home where I belong  The beauty of the Island is just amazing.  All the beautiful trees and landscape can’t be found anywhere else I have ever lived. I soon discovered that Fall is…
  • Bluffton Microbrewery The Southern Barrel Brewing Co. to open February 2015

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:16 pm
    A microbrewery in Bluffton? You bet Bluffton does it again If you have not seen all the growth in Bluffton you are missing out on some great stuff From the beautiful promenade in Downtown Bluffton to the May River, Bluffton is booming The craft-brewing industry is growing all around our country and our area is about to realize that growth  Keep your eye out for the new Microbrewing Company opening in February 2015 in Bluffton, SC.  The Southern Barrel Brewing Co. owned by Stewart Taylor will open its first location in February at Buckwalter Place in  Bluffton, SC. Aimed to make the state a…
 
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    Tholco Real Estate Group

  • Add a signature style to your home

    Jason Thoele
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:18 pm
    To satisfy homeowners seeking to add a signature style to their indoor living spaces, more and more design professionals and builders are going back to basics and rediscovering the versatility, durability and good looks of cypress. ‘There’s really nothing quite like it,’ says Hal Mitchell of the Southern Cypress Manufacturers Association, www.CypressInfo.org. ‘It’s an exceptional wood that offers variety and lasting performance to any home, anywhere. And for interior applications, as paneling, millwork, cabinetry, or flooring, cypress delivers a unique look that…
  • New homebuyers checklist to ID costly repairs

    Jason Thoele
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:14 pm
    When you’re about to buy a house, it’s easy to get excited about its great location, spacious floor plan or beautifully decorated interior. Yet the old saying, ‘beauty’s only skin deep’ can apply to any home, especially if you’re considering an older, previously owned property. Before signing on the dotted line, use this checklist to help avoid some potentially costly surprises and anticipate repairs or upgrades that may be needed. Start at the top: the roof Ask when the current roof was installed. Is it the original roof, or has it been replaced, repaired,…
  • Flat Fee Commission Program

    Jason Thoele
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:07 pm
    Tholco Real Estate Group is a multi-faceted, high-tech real estate company and we leave no stone unturned when it comes to assuring the success of our agents. We offer a flat fee commission program giving our Agents 100% of their hard-earned commissions. Don’t mistake us for a discount brokerage firm, our full-service brokerage provides our clients and agents with exceptional service and benefits. We have top-producing websites and resources to supply our agents with plenty of quality leads, along with the technology and connections to expose your listings on literally thousands of…
  • Tips to make your new house feel like home

    Jason Thoele
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:32 pm
    You know that moving into a new home can be one of life’s biggest challenges – the packing, the paperwork, the unpacking and of course finding the nearest coffee shop. Making your new house feel like your home can help alleviate some of this stress and provide a safe-haven for some much needed relaxation. ‘Everyone has a different sense of what home is,’ says Elizabeth Lindmier of The Art Institute of Colorado. So while the same aesthetic won’t work for everyone, she offers her top five tips to start you in the right direction. 1. Texture and textiles –…
  • Agent Spotlight Karee Logan!

    Carrie Cullifer
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Karee Logan CalBRE#01897296  (661) 330-8248 kareelogan@gmail.com  www.tholcorealestategroup.com/kareelogan Karee has the market knowledge you need to price your home right and the strategies to help get your offer accepted. If you are looking for someone who really cares about you and will work hard to help make your dreams come true then give Karee a call today for all your real estate needs!  
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    Tholco Real Estate Group

  • Add a signature style to your home

    Jason Thoele
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:18 pm
    To satisfy homeowners seeking to add a signature style to their indoor living spaces, more and more design professionals and builders are going back to basics and rediscovering the versatility, durability and good looks of cypress. ‘There’s really nothing quite like it,’ says Hal Mitchell of the Southern Cypress Manufacturers Association, www.CypressInfo.org. ‘It’s an exceptional wood that offers variety and lasting performance to any home, anywhere. And for interior applications, as paneling, millwork, cabinetry, or flooring, cypress delivers a unique look that…
  • New homebuyers checklist to ID costly repairs

    Jason Thoele
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:14 pm
    When you’re about to buy a house, it’s easy to get excited about its great location, spacious floor plan or beautifully decorated interior. Yet the old saying, ‘beauty’s only skin deep’ can apply to any home, especially if you’re considering an older, previously owned property. Before signing on the dotted line, use this checklist to help avoid some potentially costly surprises and anticipate repairs or upgrades that may be needed. Start at the top: the roof Ask when the current roof was installed. Is it the original roof, or has it been replaced, repaired,…
  • Flat Fee Commission Program

    Jason Thoele
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:07 pm
    Tholco Real Estate Group is a multi-faceted, high-tech real estate company and we leave no stone unturned when it comes to assuring the success of our agents. We offer a flat fee commission program giving our Agents 100% of their hard-earned commissions. Don’t mistake us for a discount brokerage firm, our full-service brokerage provides our clients and agents with exceptional service and benefits. We have top-producing websites and resources to supply our agents with plenty of quality leads, along with the technology and connections to expose your listings on literally thousands of…
  • Tips to make your new house feel like home

    Jason Thoele
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:32 pm
    You know that moving into a new home can be one of life’s biggest challenges – the packing, the paperwork, the unpacking and of course finding the nearest coffee shop. Making your new house feel like your home can help alleviate some of this stress and provide a safe-haven for some much needed relaxation. ‘Everyone has a different sense of what home is,’ says Elizabeth Lindmier of The Art Institute of Colorado. So while the same aesthetic won’t work for everyone, she offers her top five tips to start you in the right direction. 1. Texture and textiles –…
  • Agent Spotlight Karee Logan!

    Carrie Cullifer
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Karee Logan CalBRE#01897296  (661) 330-8248 kareelogan@gmail.com  www.tholcorealestategroup.com/kareelogan Karee has the market knowledge you need to price your home right and the strategies to help get your offer accepted. If you are looking for someone who really cares about you and will work hard to help make your dreams come true then give Karee a call today for all your real estate needs!  
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    Orange County Real Estate | Aliso Viejo Real Estate | Laguna Niguel Real Estate | Dana Point Real Estate

  • 135 Night Heron Welcome Home to Your Aliso Oasis!

    949hometeam
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:46 pm
    WELCOME HOME to this Charming 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Seacove Place Condo! It has a fabulous layout and has been lovingly maintained. Cathedral ceilings and lots of windows give this great floor plan the open, light and bright feeling. The…Read more ›135 Night Heron Welcome Home to Your Aliso Oasis! is a post from: Orange County Real Estate
  • Giving Thanks!

    949hometeam
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    It’s that time of year again I like Thanksgiving because it’s that one time a year that most people pause to spend time with family and friends and focus on what and who we are thankful for. We get so…Read more ›Giving Thanks! is a post from: Orange County Real Estate
  • Tips for listing your Orange County home for sale during the holidays

    949hometeam
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Common misconception is that it’s a bad time to sell your Orange County home during the holiday. The reality is the buyers that are out looking at homes during the holidays are more than likely the most serious ones because…Read more ›Tips for listing your Orange County home for sale during the holidays is a post from: Orange County Real Estate
  • Aliso Viejo Real Estate Report November 2014

    949hometeam
    7 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Aliso Viejo Real Estate Report Aliso Viejo Real Estate at a Glance: the holiday season is here so “tis the season to exercise patience has a home seller because the market will move a bit slower and ’tis the season to…Read more ›Aliso Viejo Real Estate Report November 2014 is a post from: Orange County Real Estate
  • Orange County Real Estate Report November 2014

    949hometeam
    7 Nov 2014 | 11:44 am
    Orange County Real Estate – ’tis the season that requires patience We are in the holiday season and just like every year the holiday season requires patience from home sellers as the market just moves a bit slower because buyers’…Read more ›Orange County Real Estate Report November 2014 is a post from: Orange County Real Estate
 
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    Jacob Grant Property Management

  • 17 Experts Reveal How To Make Smart (Profitable) Real Estate Investments

    Robbie Richards
    4 Nov 2014 | 11:03 am
    How do successful real estate investors know which properties will deliver the greatest ROI? Simple, they know what to look for. Two weeks ago I asked 17 real estate investment experts a simple question: Which 3  formulas/metrics do you look at first before deciding to invest in a piece of real estate, and why? I […]
  • 26 Real Estate Experts Reveal Top Mistakes Made By First-Time Investors

    Robbie Richards
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:36 pm
    For many first-time real estate investors, taking the leap and buying an investment property is one of the scariest things they’ll ever do. After all, there is a lot at risk if things go south. Two weeks ago I asked 26 real estate experts and successful investors a simple question: If you could list 3 common […]
  • Top 89 Real Estate Blogs To Follow In 2014

    Robbie Richards
    27 May 2014 | 1:30 pm
    If you’re anything like us – looking for ways to save time, become smarter real estate investors, uncover proven marketing strategies, and stay on track with industry news and trends - you need a quality reading list. Thanks to the abundance of blogs popping up all over the internet, finding quality (actionable) information is becoming very challenging. […]
  • Living In Idaho Falls: By The Numbers

    Robbie Richards
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:10 am
    The city of Idaho Falls is no stranger to “best places to live” lists. In 2013, Idaho Falls was ranked the second best ‘small city’ to move to in the United States. With a population of 57,899, the city of Idaho Falls has experienced steady growth in recent years. This growth can be attributed to […]
  • 10 Digital Marketing Channels for Property Management and Real Estate Professionals

    Robbie Richards
    7 Feb 2014 | 4:28 pm
    Every property manager and real estate professional understands the importance of attracting and retaining quality tenants. But, not everyone knows how to do it. In this post we are going to explore the digital marketing channels that will help you generate leads and reduce rental vacancies. In no particular order: Responsive Website: your website is […]
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    Property Advice Blog

  • How to Make Your Home Ready to Face Ice Storms during Winter

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:10 am
    Winter is here, so winter storms cannot be far behind. These storms can wreak havoc with your home if you do not take adequate measures to protect it. Snow and ice can make outdoor surfaces slippery, turning them into potential fall traps that could grievously injure you or your loved ones, result in blocked pipes and cause damage to your roof.image by chefrandenIf you know how to storm-proof your home, you can have an enjoyable winter without worrying about winter storms.Keep Roof and Gutters Cleanimage by EvinDCWhen it snows, it accumulates on your roof and in gutter. Due to heating inside…
  • 'Ghost town' in East Haddam sells for $1.9 million

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Courtesy: Auction.comAbandoned for 20 years, the Village of Johnsonville in East Haddam now has a new, unidentified owner, who placed a winning bid Thursday of $1.9 million at Auction.com.Competition between six registered bidders lead to a winning offer of $1.9 million during a commercial property auction that ended at about 1:20 p.m. on Thursday.Bidding opened at $800,000, and jumped from $1.2 million to the top bid during the last half hour of the auction.Confidentiality agreements may keep hidden the identity of the owner, along with any intentions for the parcel, until after the closing…
  • Haunted houses: buy your own ghost town for $800,000

    28 Oct 2014 | 4:02 am
    The spooky abandoned village of Johnsonville is about to be sold, ghosts and all. We investigate the ruinsNew lease of life: the pretty town in Connecticut is awaiting a new owner to restore itIt's no accident that the village of Johnsonville, Connecticut, is going up for sale over Hallowe'en. The place is a ghost town.Of course, it wasn't always so. Back in the 1830s, this was a thriving little hamlet. It was home to the Neptune Twine Company, who harnessed the water power of the Moodus River to produce rope for the US fishing industry.Gradually, though, demand for Neptune products slowly…
  • 5 Ways to Know If You Have Picked a Safe Neighborhood

    18 Jun 2014 | 2:31 am
    When you are buying a home, you have to do all you can to ensure that your neighborhood is safe. After all, you are going to be living here for a long time. In order for the neighborhood to be considered safe, it needs to have low crime rates. This means there shouldn't be too many instances of robbery, theft, kidnapping, shootings, etc. Here are some methods you can use in order to determine how safe your neighborhood is.image by Photo Dean1. Visit the neighborhood and talk to neighborsYou have probably visited the neighborhood a number of times, to check the house. You should visit a few…
  • Top 10 Most Futuristic Buildings in the World

    4 Feb 2014 | 2:12 am
    Have you ever looked at science fiction movies and wondered about all the futuristic designs? Futuristic technology portrayed in Hollywood movies leave us in awe and we wonder if such structures and designs might ever be real? But look around you, science and technology has advanced so much in the last decade that space travel is common, possible and dare I say, civilian space travel might be a very frequent thing in the future. Talking about technology, futuristic buildings and architecture has improved by leaps and bounds and we have seen some of the coolest and magnificent structure's pop…
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  • Furnace and Boiler Maintenance in Oak Grove

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    23 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Heating systems need to be cleaned to ensure that they are running as efficiently as possible. Hot air furnaces have fan motors and wheels and on many occasions they have an evaporator coil for central air attached to them. As fan wheels and coils become dirty, they restrict the air flow through the system which causes the furnace to run at higher temperatures and also reduces the amount of air that it is supposed to deliver. Boiler Maintenance Services in Oak Grove This causes the furnace to run longer to properly heat the home and also increases wear and tear on the furnace.  It is also…
  • What to Look for in an Oak Grove Plumber

    admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    When you are dealt with a plumbing emergency in Oak Grove, you are probably wondering what kind of options you have. Additionally, you might not know who to call to fix your plumbing issue quickly and correctly. At Climate Plus, we want to be the company that is able to solve all of your plumbing problems. Additionally, we strive to establish relationships with our customers that are based on trust and reliable service. Plumbing Services in Oak Grove Drain Clearing Service Leak Detection and Repair A/C Service and Installation Water Heater Installation Repair and Service Sewer Line Service…
  • Whole-Home Water Treatment in Oak Grove

    admin
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Generally speaking, most people enjoy living in New Jersey. However, if you are a homeowner that is dealing with water conditioning issues, this is a problem that should be taken care of right away. Minerals like calcium and magnesium can make hard water quite difficult to have to live with. Hard Water Symptoms in Oak Grove Deposits around fixtures Bathtub rings Red-tinged water Dingy clothing Dry or itchy skin Spots on glass shower doors Foul smelling water No lather using shampoo or conditioner Reduced water pressure Deposits on clothes and “clean” dishes An easy solution to all…
  • Causes of Water Contamination in Oak Grove

    admin
    16 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Without water, we would not be able to survive. That’s why if you are dealing with water system problems, it is imperative that you contact a plumbing professional to get them solved as soon as possible. Every day, we cook, use the toilet, do laundry, bathe and do even more activities that require water. If this cycle is interrupted, where would this leave you? The causes of water contamination are something that we, at Climate Plus, take quite seriously. Whatever the problem or plumbing emergency that you need fixed, you can turn to Climate Plus and trust us with restoring your water…
  • Hard Water in Oak Grove

    admin
    13 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    As a homeowner, you deserve the best water for you and your family. However, what you may not know is that your drinking water might contain harsh minerals that make the water that you are using regularly hard. What is Hard Water? Water that is referred to as “hard” means that it consists of dissolved minerals, specifically calcium and magnesium. Although hard water isn’t necessarily a health risk, it can be a nuisance because it can result in mineral buildup on fixtures, as well as poor cleaning performance. Calcium and magnesium are the two most common reasons for hard water. The more…
 
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  • 5th Annual SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-Off

    Lucy Kelts Blogger
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:17 pm
    Join us for the 5th Annual SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-Off. This year also marks the 18th Annual San Diego Ceramic Connection Chili Cook-Off. This event that will bring together North Park and South Park for the holidays – there will be no more bickering about which community has this or which area is cooler – simply good, clean family fun that everyone will enjoy. We’ll have chili in hand-spun ceramic bowls, great holiday gifts and crafts from local artisans, live music, a kids’ activity zone with free cookie decorating, a craft beer and wine garden and more. Chili…
  • 4S Ranch’s 5th Annual Thank You Run 5K/10K and Kids Run on November 27

    Lucy Kelts Blogger
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:29 pm
    Welcome to the 5th Annual Thank You Run in beautiful 4S Ranch! This Thanksgiving morning race supports two fantastic organizations: Helen’s Closet which helps to care for people with ALS and 4S Ranch-Del Sur Community Foundation. The event will host a chip-timed 5K and 10K run that is a mix of trails and roads. All participants will receive a tech t-shirt, finisher’s medal, and 1 beer ticket for the Karl Strauss beer garden (21+). There will also be a Kids 1K Fun Run where all kids will receive a cotton t-shirt and a medal! Course This combination road/trail course is one of the…
  • #1 In Rancho Santa Fe 90267

    admin
    10 Nov 2014 | 12:15 pm
    March 21, 2014 Lucy kelts Bekshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties 16236 San Dieguito Rd., Bldg, 5, Suite 10 Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 Dear Lucy, Congratulations on another successful year! Your’re #1 in our company in Rancho Santa Fe! We’ve enclosed sales charts showing your remarkable statistics. Not only are you #1 in sales volume, but you also have a higher average selling price, less days on market and a higher sales to list price ration than other top agents. Your clients are the true beneficiary of your dedication and expertise in your real estate market!
  • Craft Beer + Bites: San Diego Beer Week Edition

    Lucy Kelts Blogger
    6 Nov 2014 | 11:57 pm
    SILO in Makers Quarter will be hosting the third Craft Beer + Bites for its Beer Week Edition in collaboration with San Diego State University College of Extended Studies Business of Craft Brewing Program celebration, benefiting the San Diego Brewers Guild. Enjoy craft beer from 15 local breweries in your custom tasting glass along with grub from some of San Diego’s best food trucks (food sold separately). This event will take place on November 13 from 6-9 p.m. Tickets include 10 beers (4oz pour). Additional indulgences of craft cocktails and wine will be available for purchase from…
  • The Good Times Keep Rolling During Del Mar’s Inaugural Bing Crosby Season!

    Lucy Kelts
    5 Nov 2014 | 12:39 am
      If you are one of the many people who are sad when the famous Del Mar Racetrack’s season comes to a close, have we got some news for you! This November the DMTC is proud to present the inaugural Bing Crosby Season, debuting November 7th! After a summer full of thrilling races and magical events, the club will once again be opening its doors for four weeks of elite Thoroughbred racing, exciting performances, and even more events. It’s going to be a November to remember, for sure! About the Del Mar Bing Crosby Season The new season at the racetrack is hearkening back to the glamorous…
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    Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors

  • Micro-Cottages: Rental Income, Mobility & Minimalism

    Brian Davis
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Micro-cottages need little introduction in the way of concept, but their uses, designs and purpose vary as much as the imaginations of those who create them. Some people sell their sprawling suburban homes and live in them.  Others build them on their properties, as guest lodging, or an in-law apartment or extra rental income.  Others [...]Micro-Cottages: Rental Income, Mobility & Minimalism is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • 4 Easy Steps For Responding When Seller Says Your Offer is Too Low

    Nick Ruiz
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:14 am
    As real estate entrepreneurs, we must always be talking to sellers and making offers on properties.  When you are out there doing this correctly, the majority of your offers will be rejected, laughed at, and debated by the seller. After years of fine tuning my strategies for this, I’ve really broke it down into 4 [...]4 Easy Steps For Responding When Seller Says Your Offer is Too Low is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • Final Chance In 2014 To Set Up A Solo 401k Plan

    Dmitriy Fomichenko
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:59 am
    The end of the year is approaching and many investors are reconsidering their finance and taxes for 2014. Many of us are considering different approaches to save on taxes. For those who are self-employed, setting up a Solo 401k can present a great tax-saving solution.Final Chance In 2014 To Set Up A Solo 401k Plan is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • Baby Boomers Investing In Bed And Breakfasts

    Maria Rekrut
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Yes you can start your home based business from your own home today!! The smart way of doing it is start to rent out rooms in your home if you want to get a feel if you like his type of real estate investment. Why spend a lot of money on a hunch that real [...]Baby Boomers Investing In Bed And Breakfasts is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • Advice On Wholesaling From A Buy And Hold Investor

    Andrew Syrios
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:03 am
    My area of investment is buy and hold, and I think in some ways that makes me perfect to discuss some of the do’s and don’ts regarding wholesaling. After all, I am quite possibly the model buyer for many wholesale deals, so I can tell you at least what I am looking for. And from [...]Advice On Wholesaling From A Buy And Hold Investor is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
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  • 5 Mistakes Canadians Make When Buying U.S. Real Estate

    The Housing Block
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:46 am
    Image Source: seehomesnowonline.com Buying real estate in Canada is complicated enough as it is – throw in a foreign country and it just got more complex. Although the Canadian dollar isn’t as attractive as it once was, Canadians are still swooping in and purchasing U.S. properties in record numbers. Buying real estate can be complicated, so it’s important to do your homework ahead of time. Here are some common mistakes Canadians make when purchasing U.S. real estate.   1. Title Risks You may live in a home, but you’re not the legal owner unless your name appears on title. In…
  • Strategies to Avoid Probate on U.S. Real Estate

    The Housing Block
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:33 am
    There are only two things certain in life: death and taxes. We’ve already discussed tax-efficient ownership structures for avoiding estate tax, so I’d like to take it a step further and discuss something else that Canadians need to be aware of when buying U.S. real estate: probate. When you pass away, Uncle Sam will want his fair share of your U.S. real estate. Your heirs can be in for a rude awakening if they aren’t aware of probate fees. While probate fees can be negligible, they can often add up to thousands of dollars.   What is Probate? When you pass away, before your assets…
  • Castaways Beach House Designed by Aboda Design Group

    The Housing Block
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:20 am
    Castaways Beach is a suburb in Noosa, Queensland, Australia and is home to this incredible Castaways beach house designed by Aboda Design Group. Photography by Paul Smith The post Castaways Beach House Designed by Aboda Design Group appeared first on Real Estate Blog - The Housing Block.
  • Residency Laws For Canadians Travelling to the U.S.

    The Housing Block
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:32 am
    Looking for a warm place to escape to during the frigid temperatures? With winter right around the corner, owning a property in warm locales like Florida and Arizona can be ideal. While it’s not a problem for snowbirds to spend the winter down south, if you want to spend more than six months a year, that’s when you can run into problems. It’s important to watch U.S. residence laws, as it’s not always as easy as it may seem.   Residency Laws for Canadians It’s important to keep track of how many days you spend in the U.S. You may be surprised to hear, but there’s a limit on…
  • The Differences Between Canadian and U.S. Mortgages

    The Housing Block
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:23 am
    Are you thinking of purchasing a home in the U.S.? Canadians will find the process of obtaining a mortgage in the U.S. different in a lot of ways from obtaining one in Canada. It’s important to learn about and be aware of the differences beforehand to ensure your home buying process goes smoothly. Here are some of the key differences to be aware of.   Time Requirement While you can be pre-approved for a mortgage in only a few days in Canada, in the U.S. securing a mortgage often takes 45 days. Similar to Canada, in the U.S. it’s a good idea to be pre-qualified for a mortgage before…
 
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    Hipster Investments

  • Setting Intentions

    Jackie McGinnis
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:50 am
    What is an intention? It’s the root of your dreams – it’s the start of something great (if you allow it to be). Intentions are wants, they are needs, they are ideas that become real when we provide them with the fuel of action and motivation. Absolutely everything we do starts with an intention. We intend to get dressed in the morning so we do; we intend to drink tea so we put on a pot of boiling water and wait. Intentions are seeds. You must plant them. You must water them. You must give them light. Just as life depends upon seeds, we depend upon our intentions. It’s important to…
  • What’s Available Wednesday? Philadelphia!

    Jackie McGinnis
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:04 am
    Guess which city we love today? Here’s a hint – it’s the city of brotherly love! That’s right, we’re back to eating cheese steaks again today off in Philly! Hipster has its eyes on Philadelphia for several reasons! First, it’s got these amazingly low and super investor-friendly buy in prices! Next, it’s job-centric with job creation being seriously on the rise here. Finally, this little city that could and can is home to 92 colleges and universities – making it super stable for the rental pool! Today’s hot find is a real gem – check it out! Single-Family Home…
  • Property Managers: Best Friend or Worst Enemy?

    Jackie McGinnis
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:10 am
    Not all property managers are equal. Truer words are seldom spoken! What’s even more true is this: a good property manager can make or break your valuable investment dollars. Yikes. That’s a whole lotta control, isn’t it? If you struggle with letting go of the reigns, you’re in an even more vulnerable position. How do you know who to trust? What criteria should you use? At Hipster, we believe that finding an investor-friendly property manager is your first step toward successful long distance investing. Ask: What is a Cap Rate? Your property manager should know some investing basics.
  • Change Your Mind; Change Your Life

    Jackie McGinnis
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:59 am
    Is your ideal lifestyle learned or earned? That’s today’s question… What are your preconceptions about lifestyle? Do you secretly want to spend your days skiing, baking, lounging in a plush bathrobe and drinking craft brews while eating fine cheeses at night? Yeah – that sounds pretty nice. Or do you want to tour the world – jumping from zipline to bungee cord and back? That sounds thrilling. The question is when…. When do you imagine you can have your ideal lifestyle (the one you daydream about when your boss isn’t looking)? Is it next year? Is it in ten years? Is it in…
  • What’s Available Wednesday? Dallas!

    Jackie McGinnis
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:53 am
    Howdy! Today we’re putting the heat on Dallas! Hipster is going south again to look at a different Texas city we absolutely love. Why are we keen on Dallas? First off, it’s the #1 MSA for job growth in the entire country. It’s also the #1 MSA for population growth in the country! Woot! It’s the 4th largest metropolitan area in the United States and is home to an entire 18 Fortune 500 companies…. Clearly, this city is strong. What makes it even stronger for investors are the insanely great buy-in prices: home prices are, on average, 20 percent below the national median!  It’s now…
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    Point2 Agent Real Estate Marketing Blog

  • Keywords and Meta Tags for Your Real Estate Website

    Geneva Ives
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:18 am
    What are meta descriptions and keywords? Meta elements are tags used in the code of a site to provide metadata (literally, data about data) about a web page. Put simply, meta elements tell search engines (and you) what the page is about. The meta description is a description of your page. The meta keywords are important words found within the page itself or important words that are related to the content on the page. We take you through each of the meta elements below, so you know how to fill them out for your Point2 Agent site. Why are meta elements important?  Meta keywords are part of a…
  • How to: Get More Testimonials

    Geneva Ives
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    Testimonials or reviews from current or past clients are increasingly important to real estate agents. In an age of “social proof,” where 88% of consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations, testimonials are the new “word of mouth” marketing. As a real estate agent, you should be featuring them on all of your marketing materials, including your website and social media channels. But how do you go about getting them? That can be the tricky part, especially because you are already so busy with the business of buying and selling houses.  Here are our top 3 tips to…
  • Point2 Loves Canada

    Geneva Ives
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:52 am
    Point2 is made in Canada, and we’re extremely proud of that fact. Here in our Saskatoon, Saskatchewan headquarters, we spend a lot of time thinking about how we can better help our Canadian agents. Our goal is to drive more sales to Canadian REALTORS®, and one of the ways we are making that goal a reality is by building the popularity of one of the largest real estate marketplaces in the country – Point2 Homes (owned and operated by us, of course). Point2 Homes gets over a million unique visitors each month, and our Point2 Agent Professional and Elite users get unprecedented access to…
  • Using LinkedIn for Real Estate Leads

    Geneva Ives
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:49 am
    LinkedIn is a social network just for people who are looking for jobs, right? Wrong. Today LinkedIn continues to be a recruitment tool for businesses worldwide, but it’s also a powerful connection engine for professionals of all stripes – including real estate agents. In fact, one study by social media inbound marketing platform HubSpot found that LinkedIn was more effective at generating business leads than Facebook and Twitter. Social media helps you find and connect with potential leads and referral partners, expanding your reach and the size of your prospect pool. With that in mind,…
  • Funny Real Estate Signs

    Geneva Ives
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:54 am
    If you’ve seen one real estate sign, you’ve seen them all, right? Wrong! Just when you think you’ve seen every for sale sign and agent ad under the sun, a funny new yard sign pops up on your block (or in your Twitter feed) to surprise you. For your viewing pleasure – and a little Friday fun – we’ve collected some of the best of the best right here. Which one of these would you be most tempted to use? And which one would you avoid at all costs? Zombie Free Good news for the living – or does this mean you get a free zombie with purchase? Guess we’ll have to find “Kelly” and…
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  • 4 More Reasons to Sell Now

    The KCM Crew
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    As we discussed last week one reason to sell now is demand is still strong. With inventory levels also still below historic numbers, you could be missing out on a great opportunity for your family. 1. There Is Less Competition Now Housing supply just dropped to 5.1 months, which is under the 6 months’ supply that is needed for a normal housing market. This means that, in many areas, there are not enough homes for sale to satisfy the number of buyers in that market. This is good news for home prices. However, additional inventory is about to come to market. There is a pent-up desire for many…
  • The Importance of Great Content

    The KCM Crew
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    As a KCM Member, you have heard us say that it is important to use great content in your marketing and with your clients. Here is what some of the experts are saying:
  • A Snapshot of Mortgages [INFOGRAPHIC]

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    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
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  • Proof that NOW is a Good Time to Sell

    The KCM Crew
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Most homeowners believe that the winter is not a good time to sell. This belief is based on the fact that historically the number of buyers decreases in the winter and then increases dramatically during the spring buying market. Though this is still true, there is an interesting pattern developing over the last few months. The number of prospective purchasers actively looking at a home (foot traffic) has remained strong going into the fall. As a matter of fact, the foot traffic far exceeds the numbers reported for the same months last year (see chart): At the same time, the National…
  • The Importance of Using a Professional When Selling Your Home

    The KCM Crew
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price with the least amount of hassles. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most important result is to actually get the home sold. In order to accomplish all three goals, a seller should realize the importance of using a real estate professional. We realize that technology has changed the purchaser’s behavior during the home buying process. For the past two years, 92% of all buyers have used the internet in their home search according to the National Association of Realtors’ 2014 Profile of…
 
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  • Seller Tips: Depersonalization

    Dan Zito
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
     Seller Tips: Depersonalization After de-cluttering and staging, the third and crucial step before inviting buyers to tour your home is depersonalization. You want to make it easy for buyers to imagine your house as their home. This step can be difficult for some, especially if it’s been a while since your last move, because you might be very used to how your home looks and feels. It’s important that you use objective eyes when trying to depersonalize, and if those … Read More
  • Free Finished Basement at Orchard Glen

    Dan Zito
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:18 am
     Incentive News From McNaughton Homes: For a limited time only, McNaughton Homes is offering one sweet deal on a select inventory of townhomes in its communities of Autumn Oaks, Summit View and Orchard Glen. Imagine over 2000 square feet of living space for you and your family to enjoy. Starting today and running for a limited time, McNaughton Homes will include a finished basement of up to 600 square feet in its current price structure. You want a townhome with … Read More
  • Trying to Sell By Owner?

    Dan Zito
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:16 am
     When you contact an agent to list your home, one of the first things they’ll do is sit down with you for a chat. They’ll want to learn your motivation for selling. Do you need to be closer to work or school? Are you up sizing? Downsizing? Or perhaps you’re just curious about what your house would fetch? Seller motivation generally comes from one of two things: time or money. You either need to move fast, or you need to … Read More
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  • Tips For Buying Your First Home

    Dan Zito
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:49 am
     Buying your first home can be an anxious experience in both senses of the word; it’s exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. Like most new things though, the more you learn about the process, the less nervous you become. These tips can help you prepare for becoming a first time homeowner. Whether you’re just considering the switch from renting to owning, or you’re already shopping around for an agent to tour homes with, this information will help demystify some … Read More
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  • Having a Thanksgiving Weekend Open House

    The Moeller Team
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:10 am
    To have an open house or not to have an open house over the Thanksgiving weekend: that is the question! Many sellers assume that the Thanksgiving holiday weekends and the week between Christmas and New Years Day are less than favorable times to have an open house. Some real estate agents disagree. Less competition Often, because both sellers and their agents assume the holidays are off limits, if you have an open house over the holidays, you’ll have less competition. Typically, the number of open houses during the Thanksgiving holiday is less than half what a normal weekend might have.
  • Where Are Prices Headed Over the Next 5 Years?

    Nancy Moeller
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey. Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts and investment & market strategists about where prices are headed over the next five years. They then average the projections of all 100+ experts into a single number. The results of their latest survey Home values will appreciate by 4.8% in 2014. The cumulative appreciation will be 23.5% by 2019. That means the average annual…
  • Moving During Holiday Season

    The Moeller Team
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:53 am
    Whether Thanksgiving weekend or the full week between Christmas and New Years, the holidays may be the best time, or indeed the only time, you can plan the move to your new house. Here are some tips to make the transition smoother. Plan ahead If you have young children, you’ll want to plan a time of holiday celebration, even if it is less elaborate than you normally would. Spending the holidays in a hotel: If you’ll be in a hotel over the holidays during your move, find one that is planning a holiday celebration. You might work with the hotel staff to schedule a special time to…
  • What to Know about Fall Leaves and Your Home

    The Moeller Team
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:08 am
    This time of year, leaves turn beautiful shades of red, vermillion, orange and yellow. We enjoy their beauty. We take photographs. We collect them. Our children play in them. For a homeowner, however, leaves pose the possibility of damage to their landscaping, their home and their relationships. Leaves and lawn-care If you’re new to homeownership, you may not know that while allowing leaves to lay a thick carpet over your lawn is beautiful, a solid mat of large wet leaves, such as those from oak, maple or sycamore trees, can damage your lawn. They promote mold growth, cause moisture to…
  • Can I Sell My House with a Reverse Mortgage?

    The Moeller Team
    11 Nov 2014 | 12:52 am
    To help you through your retirement, you took out a reverse mortgage on your family home. Now, several years into your retirement, you son wants to buy his childhood home so you can move to a warmer climate. Can you sell your home? Reverse mortgage A so-called “reverse mortgage” is a home loan that offers regular cash payments (in a single lump sum, a monthly advance, a line of credit, or a combination of the three) to a homeowner based on the home’s equity. The borrower must be above the age of 62 (in the U.S.) and the home must be his/her principle residence. Economists…
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    Times Realty News

  • RealtyWealth Launches First Passive-Income, Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform Amid Surge of Foreign Interest

    admin
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:52 am
      November 20th, 2014 Houston, Texas: RealtyWealth.com today announced the launch of the first commercial real estate Crowdfunding platform dedicated to Single Tenant Net Lease “STNL” investments. Targeting accredited investors in the US and global investors in South Africa, China, and Canada, RealtyWealth.com provides the opportunity to invest in institutional quality, corporate backed lease properties from credit rated tenants such as McDonalds, Walgreens, Starbucks and Walmart. RealtyWealth is also the first portal to offer passive realty investments to foreign investors seeking…
  • The True Power of the Crowd: 5 Real Estate Projects Which Made History

    admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:45 am
    The true power of the crowd lies in its ability to find its place in the market and to make investment decisions itself. Nowhere is this more true than in the real estate crowdfunding space. Despite the present limitations required in the JOBS Act that only accredited investors can play the equity crowdfunding game, the power of the crowd is already being unlocked and is now awaiting for a full blast once non-accredited investors enter the game. One can sense the potential impact of the crowd in these words from Bruce Lipnick, Founder and CEO of Crowd Alliance, an equity crowdfunding…
  • Intrastate Crowdfunding Allows Investors in Houston to Access Commercial Property Investments

    admin
    14 Nov 2014 | 5:22 am
    Intrastate crowdfunding is a type of crowdfunding that allows small investors within a state to purchase shares from startup companies within that particular state. This rule is applicable in Texas and has led several property experts in Houston to take advantage of the rule and hurry to purchase shares from startups throughout the state. Through intrastate crowdfunding, both accredited and non-accredited investors get a chance to access various types of commercial property investments within their state. This creates a universal platform for investors with different financial capabilities to…
  • DURISE takes Property Crowdfunding to the Middle East and GCC Region

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    13 Nov 2014 | 5:56 am
    DURISE has announced that it will soon be launching a property crowdfunding portal to offer services in the entire region of the Middle East/GCC. DURISE is a property crowdfunding firm that allows investors to invest from as little as $5,000. Crowdfunding is the practice of raising funds from people of all walks of life over the internet towards a common project, and it has become an alternative source of property financing.  DURISE is targeting young investors, first time property buyers, and established investors. All investors will be able to access relevant information such as analyses…
  • Family Office Conference: Game-changers in Real Estate Financing and Oil & Gas Investing

    admin
    11 Nov 2014 | 5:56 pm
    The Soho Loft Conferences, Victoria Global and FundingPost have organized this landmark conference on family offices and crowd investors this 13 November 2014 in New York City. Photo credit to intermediachannel.it PRLog - Nov. 11, 2014 - NEW YORK – The Family Office and Crowdfunding Conference (Real Estate and Natural Resources Investing) will be held at The Players Club, 16 Gramercy Park S, New York from 8am to 6pm.  Entrepreneurs, developers, industry leaders and professionals, VCs, angels, private equity,  corporate investors, family offices, academe, media and service…
 
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  • Tips to Prepare for the Cold Season Ahead

    17 Nov 2014 | 1:21 pm
    As the mercury drops outside, it’s that time of the year again to warm up inside. We hear this every year and it is best practise to start winterizing around September before the first snow fall but it’s never too late if you can save some extra cash during the frosty season. Here are some tips to help you stay warm: Save money two ways by choosing not to eat out and cook at home instead. The heat generated from the stove warms up the house. After baking, keep the oven door open to release the heat into the air. Use the oven or toaster oven to bake dishes rather than the deep fry…
  • Grow Your Investments With Buy And Hold Properties

    28 Jan 2014 | 4:07 pm
    CR3PRAAV9VPJ When seeking to build your wealth through real estate investments, a great agent with a wealth of experience such as Alan Zunec can be of great asset — although real estate investments are generally the easiest when it comes to investment decisions. However, it can be a little tricky when it comes to negotiating, statistics and legalities — especially if you are unsure of what to do. When looking for investment properties, seek out communities that are up and coming or a property that is capable of generating a minimum of $1000.00 per month. The money or a portion of the…
  • House Hunting in Winter? Why Not? It Could Be to Your Advantage

    14 Jan 2014 | 9:40 am
    House shopping in winter? In Canada? Are you nuts? Perhaps not. Looking for that new home in the midst of the country’s snow season has advantages, and may be a very wise move. You have less people out competing for available homes and likewise, sellers eager to entertain offers they wouldn’t even consider during the spring and summer selling season. That’s just the beginning. All the people involved in selling a home, from the agent to the mortgage lenders to the building inspectors, tend to have more free time during the winter. Having all the pieces of the puzzle ready and available…
  • Calgary’s Healthy Home Sales in November Push Prices Up

    16 Dec 2013 | 10:47 am
    Calgary is once again in the position of seeing its housing increase in cost. November was a good month sales wise, while at the same time the available inventory showed a marked decrease. The flooding this past June does play a factor since the number of homes demolished or damaged has forced owners to buy or lease alternate homes on either a permanent or temporary basis. This puts a definitive dent in the available housing inventory, both in Calgary proper and in neighbouring areas.     Looking at the actual numbers provided by the Calgary Real Estate Board, November showed an 18.74…
  • Canadian Real Estate Values and Tastes Appear to Be Changing

    28 Nov 2013 | 2:02 pm
    The mindset of Canadian real estate home buyers is changing. While the big house with the even bigger yard in the suburbs was once the carrot nearly everyone was chasing, that is no longer the case. That mindset is affecting the housing price index numbers across the nation, as well as the type of properties that are being sold. It may also be partially responsible for the 0.1 percent decrease in new home prices this past September, the first time a decrease has been seen since February of this year. Price Waterhouse Cooper released their Emerging Trends in Real Estate Report and the firm…
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  • RCBC Savings Bank Foreclosed Properties Dream Buys Auction Slated November 22, 2014

    Jay Castillo
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:40 pm
    We won’t be able to attend this auction of RCBC Savings Bank foreclosed properties, but I’m posting it anyway. Their next Dream Buys Auction will on November 22, 2014, 9:00am (same date and time as the 225th UnionBank auction).  Venue will be at the 29th Floor, Multifunction Hall, RCBC Savings Bank Corporate Center, 26th and 25th Streets, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Philippines. Please refer to the poster and detailed listing below. How to inquire We won’t be able to attend this auction so please contact RCBC Savings bank directly if you have any inquiries, through the…
  • 225th UnionBank Foreclosed Properties Auction Slated On November 22, 2014 (Luzon and Metro Manila)

    Jay Castillo
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:36 pm
    It’s already the 225th Special Public Auction of UnionBank foreclosed properties, and it shall be on November 22, 2014, Saturday, 9:00am, at Function Room No. 1, 28th Floor, UnionBank Plaza, Meralco Avenue corner Onyx Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines. Actually, UnionBank will have two auctions on this day. The first will be the Special Public Auction for foreclosed properties in Luzon. The other is the auction for brand new AMALFI house and lots which will follow immediately after the Luzon/Metro Manila auction. As always, interested bidders are reminded to come early to…
  • An Invitation To The “Making It Big In Real Estate Seminar” Part 2 (November 15, 2014)

    Jay Castillo
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Many have been asking if there will be another run for the Making It Big In Real Estate Seminar, and here comes part 2. The “Make It BIG in Real Estate Part II” seminar will be held on November 15, 2014, Saturday, 8:00am, at Jollibee Kalentong corner Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City. Topics and other details can be found below. This free seminar is sponsored by Leuterio Realty and Brokerage together with AMAIA Land Inc. Please see the seminar topics below: Seminar Topics: Amaia Land Inc. Project Briefing/Product Knowledge Seminar (PKS) Leuterio Realty Real Estate Opportunity…
  • Real Estate Transactions Just Got Easier With Online Credit Card Payments

    Jay Castillo
    11 Nov 2014 | 4:45 pm
    We obviously love real estate, but one thing we don’t like about it is the legwork involved, especially with tasks that force us to go out and spend precious hours on the road. An example would be payments for real estate transactions like taxes and fees. Thankfully, real estate transactions just got easier with online credit card payments. Learn more about this below. Ecommerce: Online credit card payments for real estate transactions (Image from Garfield Anderssen via Flickr) The “Old School” way of doing it Before we get into the “new way” of making payments for real estate…
  • 2,358 BFS Foreclosed Properties For Sale Included In Nationwide Listing Updated As Of October 14, 2014

    Jay Castillo
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:50 am
    As the only end-to-end mortgage servicing platform in the Philippines, BFS offers a variety of foreclosed properties scattered all over the Philippines. With selected properties at up to 50% discount, you can avail a property for as low as Php 55,000. Find these among 2,358 BFS foreclosed properties for sale. Check out the details below. “Fruits of Your Labor” is BFS latest offer of unbeatable value for interested buyers looking to purchase Foreclosed Properties The updated list, which comes directly from Bahay Financial Services (BFS), has a total selling price of Php 983,010,000.00, all…
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  • Sales Prices Onward and Upward in Miami

    Les Calvert
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:50 am
    The Miami real estate market is continuing to perform well, matching its 2013 performance despite increased supply thanks to strong demand. Median Sales Prices Onward and Upward in Miami is a post from: Overseas Property Mall The post Sales Prices Onward and Upward in Miami appeared first on Overseas Property Mall.
  • A Fifth of First Time Buyers Look Overseas

    Les Calvert
    6 Nov 2014 | 2:14 am
    A fifth of British first-time buyers are so eager to get onto the property ladder that they would consider looking abroad for A Fifth of First Time Buyers Look Overseas is a post from: Overseas Property Mall The post A Fifth of First Time Buyers Look Overseas appeared first on Overseas Property Mall.
  • Should You Buy a Property Abroad This Year

    Les Calvert
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:44 pm
    International real estate agents are struggling to give the impression that holiday hotspots like Spain, Portugal and Greece have seen resurgent property Should You Buy a Property Abroad This Year is a post from: Overseas Property Mall The post Should You Buy a Property Abroad This Year appeared first on Overseas Property Mall.
  • Las Vegas Home Prices Falter as Sales Slow

    Les Calvert
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:47 am
    New data from the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors (GLVAR) indicates that the median house price in Southern Nevada increased only Las Vegas Home Prices Falter as Sales Slow is a post from: Overseas Property Mall The post Las Vegas Home Prices Falter as Sales Slow appeared first on Overseas Property Mall.
  • What Does America’s Millennial Generation Want in a Home?

    Les Calvert
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:26 am
    The narrative we’re used to hearing is pretty simple. Whether the fault lies with an economy that doesn’t provide young people with What Does America’s Millennial Generation Want in a Home? is a post from: Overseas Property Mall The post What Does America’s Millennial Generation Want in a Home? appeared first on Overseas Property Mall.
 
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  • Mid-November 2014 Homes Sold in GTA

    Melissa Marchesano
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:37 pm
    According to the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB), Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 3,350 sales through the TorontoMLS system during the first half of November 2014–that’s up 8.3% year over year. New listings are also up, though not as dramatically, by 2.2%. The average price of Toronto home sales during the first two weeks of November was $579,834–up 7.6% from 2013.  Home buyers in the GTA continue to compete for what TREB is calling, “a constrained supply of singles, semis and townhouses.”  The post Mid-November 2014 Homes Sold in GTA appeared first on…
  • 10 Questions You Should Be Asking Your Real Estate Agent

    Aimee Beck
    14 Nov 2014 | 9:42 am
    Choosing the right real estate agent can mean the difference between earning top dollar on your property investment and barely breaking even. Your agent will negotiate the price of your house and charge you a commission. You deserve to feel confident that you’ve asked all the right questions before selecting the real estate agent who will sell your house. Here are 10 essential questions you need to ask before choosing a realtor. How much experience do you have? As simple as this sounds, many home sellers don’t ask this question! Don’t assume an agent has the experience you’re looking…
  • Tips for Maintaining Your Vacant House

    Aimee Beck
    14 Nov 2014 | 9:21 am
    Avoid the potentially costly mistake of abandoning your old home for a shiny new one When you buy a new house, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re instantly off the hook for being responsible for the old one. Maybe your old house is still up for sale. Maybe it’s empty until you decide whether to sell it or rent it out to tenants. Or maybe it’s sold and your closing dates just don’t match up. Don’t make the potentially costly mistake of abandoning your vacant house for your shiny new one. If you want your house to sell, keep it looking lived in. If you just want to avoid…
  • Month End October 2014 Homes Sold in Vancouver

    Melissa Marchesano
    10 Nov 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Vancouver residential property sales were up an impressive 14.9% versus October 2013 – 16.6% above the 10-year sales average for October.  As a result of the strong sales numbers, home prices grew between 4% and 8% in Metro Vancouver with detached homes leading the charge.  Supply constraints are the main culprit for detached home growth as there is less supply of detached homes than condo or townhomes in the Vancouver region. Check out the breakdown for homes sold in Vancouver. The post Month End October 2014 Homes Sold in Vancouver appeared first on Zoocasa Life.
  • Month End October 2014 Homes Sold in Toronto

    Melissa Marchesano
    10 Nov 2014 | 4:47 pm
        Buyers looking for a home in the City of Toronto are still facing intense competition as the average house price creeps up to $633k.  Once again, price increases have been realized for all major home types with semi-detached home prices in the 416 area leading the charge at +14.7%. Notably, October saw prices of detached homes in the City of Toronto grow to close to the million dollar mark with the average price at $951,746!  The condo market also realized strong growth with prices up 8.2% at an average of $390k. TREB forecasts strong price growth for the remainder of 2014 and…
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  • Valuable Real Estate Investment Information – Buy, Fix and Flips, Buy and Hold and Multi-Family

    steve
    14 Nov 2014 | 9:05 am
    There is very good insight for all real estate investors in this article All credits presented. Thank you. Chicagoland, Chi-Town, The Windy City… Is it time to invest in Chicago? You may have read or heard about Chicago tearing down old buildings and developing new ones. Does that mean this is a good time to invest in Chicago? To help answer that, we asked Ray Urrutia, President of Pull The Trigger Enterprises, LTD. Ray not only has 14 year of experience in real estate, but is also an educator and mentor to investors. Here is a snippet of our interview with Ray. You can click on the…
  • The Video Version of The Book That Is A Foundation of Real Estate Investment

    steve
    8 Nov 2014 | 5:07 pm
    Learn Real Estate Investing Steve Pohlit, Managing Partner Real Estate Investment Firm, Business and Real Estate Investment Coach Call me now to schedule a complimentary coaching session 727-587-7871 Visit Results Guaranteed Coaching for more information on this amazing coaching program and our JV system. The post The Video Version of The Book That Is A Foundation of Real Estate Investment appeared first on Tampa Capital Partners.
  • St Petersburg Florida Home For Sale – Handyman Special – Attn Real Estate Investors

    steve
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:09 am
    This is a great deal for handyman, real estate investors wanting to flip or hold for rental income. This property is in a hot zip code Note: North St Petersburg, Florida Zip 33713 – Hurry.  3443 11th Ave N, St Petersburg, Fl 33713 $54,700 Cash Call 727-587-7871 or email for access information After Repair Value (what this should sell for) $137,000  as stated buy  comp report.  Rehab and you should get at least 25% ROI  Rent and you should get at least 14% cap rate maybe more if you convert to commercial office. Tax Records $59,000 – you buying anything less than tax record…
  • Top 20 Residential Rental Markets for Investors

    steve
    10 Aug 2014 | 9:51 am
    Please note – we are finding properties with cap rates much better than the ones in this table. Remember this chart is based on analyzing 3 bedroom homes and taking into consideration, mortgages and rental rates. 3 bedroom homes in middle class neighborhoods have an added benefit of market appreciation. Higher returns are usually found in less popular markets and areas.  Real estate is an asset that secures your money, gets favorable tax treatment and when you buy rental property you are building equity with other people’s money.  There is strong demand for rental property.
  • How Real Estate Deals Get Funded

    steve
    5 May 2014 | 8:32 am
    Funding Real Estate Investment At the time of this article our firm has approximately $20 million of real estate properties that are in our pipeline for funding. This is how we proceed to getting those done: Real Estate Funding Sources First we are always interested in connecting with private money lenders (individuals who want their money working in real estate), fund managers, hard money lenders and banks friendly to real estate investors especially in the commercial property segment. The following highlights the real estate deals we are currently working: Bulk Buy Residential Real Estate…
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  • A Look at the Difference of Poured Concrete and Precast Concrete

    admin
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:59 pm
    The precast concrete foundation is a big part of the modular home building process, and it is something that cannot be changed once installed.  The most popular foundation system in America is the poured concrete wall. In the past, poured concrete walls have also been used excessively. There is a new kid on the block: precast concrete. But what do we know about precast wall systems? How do they compare with traditional foundations? Are there specific advantages or disadvantages of using either product? Let’s look at the comparison of poured concrete and precast concrete: Installation of…
  • Cost and Benefits of Precast Concrete Foundation

    admin
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    How much does a precast concrete foundation cost? What are the benefits of having it installed in a modular home? Precast concrete foundation walls simplify basement construction, save time and money, and result in warmer, drier modular home basements. The walls comprise high-strength concrete panels manufactured off site. Each panel contains solid concrete studs for load-bearing support and a built-in concrete footing. Some precast concrete panels include rigid insulation to keep the basement warmer and rebar and polypropylene fibers for strength. Walls can be customized by project to allow…
  • Features of Precast Concrete Foundation Walls

    admin
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    While most concrete contractors would prefer to cast concrete foundation walls in place, precast concrete foundation walls have some attributes that make this technique appealing to modular home owners and builders. For concrete contractors, either erecting or actually casting precast concrete foundation panels could be a lucrative addition to what you can offer your customers. Precast Concrete Foundation Has High Insulation Rate The most popular precast concrete foundation walls come as nearly finished panels, incorporating insulation and interior studs ready to accept drywall. On site,…
  • Dilemma with Precast Concrete and How to Avoid Them

    admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Problems with precast concrete buildings are most often related to differential movement of wall panels and foundations and the way they are absorbed or articulated by the structure. Precast concrete can also produce an incomplete sealing between foundation sections, leading to water entry Excessive spanning of areas by precast concrete foundation sections with no fill and no footing at all may lead to future water entry, floor slab settlement, or in severe cases, foundation movement. Corrosion and deterioration of metal components, such as structural connections and metal wall framing can…
  • Reasons Why Modular Home General Contractors Use Precast Concrete

    admin
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Its superior strength, durability and overall structural integrity make precast concrete the preferred building material in seemingly countless applications, including the modular home construction process. Installation of precast concrete structures is familiar and often-practiced in the construction of modular homes in Michigan. Unlike the installation of some other materials, it requires no specialized experience or training.  Plastic product installation requires adherence to tedious and rigorous installation specifications. The specifications add time and cost to any project.
 
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  • Skeletons in the Closet: Buying and Selling a Home with a Notorious Past

    Brendon DeSimone
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Every home has a history. Many homeowners ask, “Who lived in my house before me?” Today’s home buyers, with access to so much information and technology, want to know as much as they can about a home’s history before they even sign a contract. Sellers of homes with notorious histories should disclose to buyers what they know — particularly if the events occurred recently. Not unlike a window leak or work done without a permit, a notorious past will put downward pressure on the home’s price. I once showed a home in San Francisco that appeared to have…
  • Most Expensive Hamptons Home Hits the Market for $140 Million

    Catherine Sherman
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Pricey real estate is nothing new in The Hamptons. But when an 18-acre East Hampton estate sold for $147 million this spring, the coveted beach town moved up a rung on the luxury real estate ladder. Continuing the trend, the historic Briar Patch estate just hit the market for $140 million. Not only is it the most expensive home publicly listed in The Hamptons, but it’s the priciest listing on Zillow in all of New York. “Briar Patch is a uniquely beautiful estate without equal on the East End,” said exclusive listing broker Peter M. Turino of Brown Harris Stevens,…
  • 10 Things Non-Pittsburghers Might Not Know About the Steel City

    Catherine Sherman
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Did you know a Carnegie Mellon computer scientist invented the smiley emoticon? Or that the Steel City is a leader in green building? If you answered no to either of these questions, you may be in for a surprise. We asked a few locals to share what it’s really like to live in Pittsburgh. Here’s 10 fun facts yinz might not know. 1. Many know Pittsburgh as the “Steel City.” What else is it known for? While the steel mills are a huge part of our history, they’re just that: history. The last of them shut down in the ’80s, and with them went all the smog…
  • Rustic to Ritzy: Homes Under 500 Square Feet

    Catherine Sherman
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:54 pm
    As the tiny home movement picks up steam across the country, buyers are increasingly drawn to smaller living spaces. From cozy cabins in the woods to classy condos in the heart of it all, there’s a little something for everyone. To get a feel for what’s currently for sale, check out these 10 pint-size homes measuring 500 square feet or less. Truckee, CA 10207 Maple Ln, Truckee, CA For sale: $139,000 Size: 280 square feet Minutes from Lake Tahoe — the popular ski and boating vacation spot in Northern California — this riverfront cabin offers seclusion and scenery for a…
  • Warm Up to Gas Fireplaces

    BobVila.com
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:49 pm
    By Merv Kaufman Fireplaces have always been among the top amenities for homeowners looking to buy a new house. In fact, they rank second just behind outdoor patios, decks and porches, according to the National Association of Home Builders. While the cost of adding a fireplace to an existing home used to be prohibitively expensive — requiring the creation of an exterior stone chimney, flue, firebox and, in many cases, floor supports to accommodate the weight of the hearth — today’s options are not only affordable, but a relatively easy home improvement. What has made them more…
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    Prime Asset Investments Blog

  • Spain's First Year-On-Year Property Price Increase Since 2008

    3 Nov 2014 | 3:34 am
    Not long ago, Spanish house prices showed the first sign of recovery in years and days ago, the first year-on-year property price increase since 2008 has been posted. Prices were up in the same period of the second quarter last year, marking a clear indicator that the country’s real estate crash has finally ended.
  • Why sterling’s rise spells trouble for the UK housing market

    William Hodges
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:22 am
    Robust growth; falling unemployment; a strong currency: all appears well with the UK as it continues to outperform its European neighbours on all fronts. A favourable conclusion of the Scottish referendum has quashed fears of a halt to sterling’s rapid rise against other major currencies over the past few months, with the appreciation of the pound against the euro, proving particularly dramatic.
  • Beyond Draghi and the Dragon, the US is making the headlines for all the right reasons

    William Hodges
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:17 am
    Flick to the financial section of any daily paper and you’re likely to find yourself bombarded with talk of the latest rescue effort for the flagging eurozone economy. A slow day in Frankfurt might see editors peddling dismal Chinese manufacturing figures or, perhaps even the latest mind-blowing UK house price inflation data. With enough global economic drama to flesh out the middle pages several times over, attention has drifted from the US and what is turning out to be one of the most remarkable economic revivals in the modern era.
  • It’s the "Best time to Buy in the UK for Years?” - Really?

    23 Oct 2014 | 10:36 pm
    If there’s one thing newspapers love, it’s a good story that will sell more copies. The feel-good factor of a booming UK property market is a great example...
  • Is the UK Property Market "Finally about to Topple"?

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:20 am
 
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  • 3 Social Media Freebies for Real Estate Pros

    21 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Tis' the season... well almost. But I wanted to get started early with a little gift for you - 3 social media freebies!  Check it out:
  • Real Estate Marketing for Pinterest Addicts

    20 Nov 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Pinterest, launched in 2010, is a hugely popular, highly visual social platform. An online bulletin board of sorts, users – called pinners – are able to navigate Pinterest to collect and organize ideas they like. In many cases, pinners create boards containing things like recipes to try, craft projects to tackle and home décor inspiration – but there’s plenty of room (and opportunity) for real estate inspired boards as well.   Before going into the ‘how-to’, it’s important to understand why Pinterest makes sense as a real estate marketing tool. The data says it all -…
  • What makes a new agent succeed (or fail)?

    18 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Today's Agent Insights features Maria Gerlinger - a Reno, Nevada Broker with a story to tell. Today, Maria gives us a raw look at what she is experiencing as she goes through real estate training. Whether you need some inspiration or you're just looking for a perspective check, this is a great read.
  • In Case You Missed It: Zillow & Zurple Webinar

    17 Nov 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Miss the webinar? Catch the recording!
  • Create a Killer Real Estate Slogan in 3 Simple Steps

    12 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Do you have a real estate slogan? If so, do you love it? Does it clearly define and communicate the essence of your business? If you answered no to any one of these questions, you’re not alone…  Coming up with an awesome tagline for your business is no small feat. It takes time, creativity and a strong desire to avoid the obvious and cheesy. It’s not uncommon to come across a dozen or more agents in one area who are all using the same slogan. To compete in the real estate space, you need to make sure your slogan accomplishes these two things: Tells your prospects what makes you the…
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    Central Ohio Real Estate & Homes for Sale

  • Worthington Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Oct 2014

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Keller Williams Greater Columbus Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Worthington * Median Listing Price: $371,490 0.24% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $140.0000 0.05% Total Listings: 34 -0.21% Total Listings Previous Months: September August 43 34 0.26% -0.08% * All data pertains to single-family homes Worthington Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Oct 2014 Worthington OH Subdivisions Bristol Woods Colonial Hills Davis Estates Deer Creek Kilbourne Village Northhigh Acres Old Worthington Old Worthington Area Olde Worthington Olentangy Highlands Olentangy Hills Pinecliff Village Potters Creek Ravines At Deer Creek Riverlea Riverlea Condos…
  • Whitehall Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Oct 2014

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Keller Williams Greater Columbus Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Whitehall * Median Listing Price: $144,730 -0.01% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $71.0000 0% Total Listings: 87 -0.07% Total Listings Previous Months: September August 94 100 -0.06% 0.01% * All data pertains to single-family homes Whitehall Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Oct 2014 Whitehall OH Subdivisions Edward L Mcvey 67 Fairway Links Fairway Oaks Glencoe Norton Field Pinewood Whitehall Park Whitehall Homes for Sale / Columbus Homes for Sale HECM For Purchase - Buy a Home With As Little as 40% Down if you are 62 or Older The Buckeye Realty TeamKeller Williams…
  • Westerville Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Oct 2014

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Keller Williams Greater Columbus Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Westerville * Median Listing Price: $343,980 -0.01% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $115.0000 0.01% Total Listings: 269 0.01% Total Listings Previous Months: September August 267 260 0.03% 0.18% * All data pertains to single-family homes Westerville Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Oct 2014 Westerville OH Subdivisions Albany Crossing Albany Reserve Albanyview Annehurst Ashbrooke Village Asherton Grove Asherton Grove Condominiums Asherton Grove Dr. Augusta Woods Autumn Woods Bay Ridge Estates Beachler Blendon Chase Brookstone Cambridge Crossing Carriage Oaks Chippewill…
  • Utica Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Oct 2014

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Keller Williams Greater Columbus Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Utica * Median Listing Price: $205,400 -0.22% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $92.0000 -0.07% Total Listings: 20 -0.17% Total Listings Previous Months: September August 24 24 0% 0.14% * All data pertains to single-family homes Utica Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Oct 2014 Utica OH Subdivisions Utica Homes for Sale / Columbus Homes for Sale HECM For Purchase - Buy a Home With As Little as 40% Down if you are 62 or Older The Buckeye Realty TeamKeller Williams Greater Columbus Realty 1715 Hill Road N Pickerington, OH 43147 Phone: 614-835-7151  Fax: 614-729-9099…
  • Upper Arlington Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Oct 2014

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Keller Williams Greater Columbus Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Upper Arlington * Median Listing Price: $503,620 -0.02% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $172.0000 -0.01% Total Listings: 88 0.01% Total Listings Previous Months: September August 87 81 0.07% 0.03% * All data pertains to single-family homes Upper Arlington Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Oct 2014 Upper Arlington OH Subdivisions Arlington Crossing Arlington Pointe Camberlay Canterbury Canterbury Area Carriage Hill Coach Road Villas Concord Village Coventry Estates Duros Subdivision East Cleft Eastcleft Guilford Place Hastings Place Lot 27 Kenbrook Heights Kipling Forest…
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  • ROI on Fashion

    goussey
    2 Nov 2014 | 12:03 am
    So these past weeks, it’s become increasingly difficult for me to focus on highlighting properties for the blog, because 100% of my spare time is being dedicated to the two real estate valuation classes I am completing at Baruch this semester. However, I had an opportunity to snap some photos today (a much less time consuming endeavor), and the weather is finally cool enough to debut my favorite tapestry print coat. While I’m no professional fashion blogger, I do find the task of tracking down pieces that inspire me and putting them together in a creative way, is a challenge…
  • Take Me To The Bronx

    goussey
    4 Oct 2014 | 11:57 am
    This is what the city is calling the “Lower Concourse” area of the South Bronx; it includes the north side of the Mott Haven and the South Side of Morrisania. This 30 block area of the South Bronx was recently part of the New York City Department of Planning rezoning plan. Due to its proximity to the waterfront, this area has traditionally been zoned for industrial and warehousing use. Most of the current residential housing stock in the lower Bronx was built in the 1970’s and 80’s when the city attempted to recoup population loss in this area, however development has slowed since…
  • Weekend Getaway

    goussey
    27 Sep 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Weekend Getaway by goussey featuring a cashmere top J Crew cashmere top jcrew.com Diane Von Furstenberg wide leg pants dvf.com Carlo Pazolini leather platform booties yoox.com 1970s large TOOLED LEATHER duffel travel bag etsy.com
  • 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…
 
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    Housing Blog

  • Introducing Online Rental Agreements

    Resident Blogger
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:21 pm
    There’s already a lot on a person’s mind when searching for a house, and the technicalities and complexities involved while renting a property can be frustratingly tedious. Housing’s primary focus has always been to simplify the lives of home seekers. The Online Rental Agreements service (currently operational in Bangalore) is a unique, first of its kind service for an online property portal in India. The service gives users a platform through which they can create rental agreements that are legal, customize them as per their requirements, and know the correct stamp duty through an…
  • Mumbai Reinvestment Factors

    Resident Blogger
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:12 pm
    With demand for housing and new project development picking up, real estate prices in Mumbai have grown at close to 5% in 2014. The sector is likely to grow at an accelerated pace in the near future, making investment in property increasingly lucrative. Entering the market at the right time could yield high returns for the smart investor. However, there are other key considerations an investor has to make before the final decision to invest. Foremost among these is location. An overwhelming majority of Mumbai’s new projects have come up in the Mumbai Suburban district, indicating a trend of…
  • 10 Secluded Houses That are a Loner’s Paradise

    Resident Blogger
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:03 am
    1. The ‘We definitely do not want neighbours’’ House This now iconic image of the solitary white house nestled in a bowl-shaped island, comes from Elliðaey, in Iceland. It is one of many islands in an archipelago, off the Southern coast of the country. It is now utilised as a shelter and sauna for hunters who visit the island during the Puffin hunting season. Source : https://www.flickr.com/photos/zanthia/3892473902/sizes/l 2. The ‘LOTR fans, rejoice!’ House This adorable, almost inconspicuous house, is a real and fully functional Hobbit House; built in Wales, UK. This is one…
  • Housing Simplifies Home Loans

    Resident Blogger
    6 Nov 2014 | 4:11 am
    Housing.com introduces Housing Home Loans services online At Housing, we recognise that the home buying process doesn’t end with identifying your desired property. The biggest hurdle is financing it. In light of this urgent need among buyers, we’ve introduced Housing Home Loans, which lets users learn about the home loan process, compare customised offers from banks, and even apply for their loans online. Housing Home Loans is a major step towards making our users’ entire home search experience as simple as possible. For many buyers, smart financing makes all the difference when it…
  • The Rise of the High Rises

    Resident Blogger
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Mumbai, the financial hub of India, has the maximum number of high-rise buildings in India. This city is soon changing with skyscrapers and super tall buildings being built at a dizzying rate. As of now, more than 2,500 such buildings have already been constructed in the city, most of them being residential complexes. Currently, the construction industry in the city is laying golden eggs as it is undergoing a construction boom and is leading in the highest number of under construction skyscrapers in and around the world. Luxury apartments are being built with various attractive themes like…
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    Arizona Real Estate Today

  • Maricopa Investment

    William Morris
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Invest In Maricopa, ArizonaI have begun to get several inquiries about investment properties in Maricopa, Arizona.  After the housing market crashed their were a lot of home in the Maricopa area for sale, and especially foreclosures.  Many of the houses were in poor condition and investors saw opportunity.  Maricopa was able to overcome the hardships and started to look like a great place to live again.  However, many of the good deals in Maricopa dried up.Recently, some solid deals in the area have begun to emerge again.  Some of these homes are coming up at less…
  • Happy Birthday Marines!

    William Morris
    10 Nov 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Happy Birthday and Thank you MarinesHappy birthday to the Marine Corps!  Thank you for all you do for our country!  To show our appreciation, we have a great offer for all Military Veterans.
  • Living Maricopa, Arizona

    William Morris
    3 Nov 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Living In Maricopa, AZMaricopa is located south of the Phoenix metropolitan area and is in Pinal County.  Maricopa is a poplar community for those willing to commute for work, people looking for a second home in warmer weather, or people looking for a smaller community than Phoenix with many of the same amenities.  Maricopa is only about 20 minutes away from Phoenix.  Maricopa is a growing community with new homes and businesses being built all the time.  Many people outside of Arizona have not heard of Maricopa, Arizona, but are surprised at how nice it is when they get…
  • Open House Sat. and Sun. November 1-2!

    William Morris
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:14 am
  • Ahwatukee Home For Sale

    William Morris
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:56 am
    4202 E Saltsage Drive Phoenix, AZBrought to you by Team SantistevanLooking for a fabulous 5 bedroom home with a pool, in a great Ahwatukee location, with no HOA? Look no further!This home has so much to offer! A very functional lay-out with room to grow. Downstairs you will find a huge bonus/game room. This is in addition to the 5 bedrooms! The kitchen is very spacious and has two eating areas, vaulted ceilings, stainless steel appliances, and a pantry. You will enjoy some great updates including plantation shutters, remodeled baths, new carpet, updated HVAC, and more! You will love your…
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    VerticalRent Blog Articles

  • Living the Small American Landlord Dream with a Self-Directed IRA

    20 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    During the fallout from the recession, many investors found that investing in stocks was no longer the best option for meeting their investment goals. As a result, many people began to look for ways to diversify their portfolio.
  • Tenant Screening: A Legal Overview

    18 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    While it is important to screen your tenants carefully to avoid mishaps and uncomfortable circumstances, you also have to be careful not to break any discrimination laws when conducting your search for the perfect renter.
  • To Allow or Not to Allow Pets?

    13 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    The question of whether to allow or not to allow pets is one that property owners always face. There can be both advantages and disadvantages to allowing pets.
  • What the Mortgage Companies Do Not Advertise

    3 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Most Small American Landlords cannot afford to purchase rental properties outright with cash. For this reason, it’s logical to leverage a 30-year fixed loan from a mortgage company.
  • Fixing up a Foreclosure Property into a Rental

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Buying a foreclosure can present a great opportunity when you are looking for a property to fix up and then rent out.
 
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    Struggling Investor

  • SI Lead Manager v7 is almost here

    Scott Costello
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    One thing I really enjoy doing is creating software.  One application that I’ve been developing over the years is a lead tracking tool called SI Lead Manager. You can get the current version beta 6 right now for free.  Since I released beta 6 last year, there have been over 700 people download and use the software.  That is just awesome to me!!. Over the past 18 months I have been working hard on the next version…Which I’m calling SI Lead Manager v7. I took every bit of feedback that I’ve gotten about beta 6 and used that to help me create this awesome new…
  • How To Market To Absentee Owners With Your Website

    Scott Costello
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Writing content for your lead generating website is how you will attract more leads.  The greatest part of inbound leads is that your website content works for you as you sleep. What I have learned is to be specific with what you are writing about.  General content, written to be a catch all, just doesn’t work.  Pick a niche, and then niche it down even further. This post is part of a 5 post series were I break down how I would target Probates, Foreclosures, Tired Landords, Out-of-State Owners and Code Violations.  I’ll take you through the brain storming, the research and…
  • How to Get a Website on a Shoestring Budget

    Scott Costello
    7 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    I created my first website in 1997 while I was in my sophomore year of college at Virginia Tech.  As an aspiring geek, i thought it would be cool to learn how to make a webpage.  A free hosting account at GEOCITIES.com later and a crash course in basic HTML got me started.  Oh if I could see that website again…I’m sure embarrassed would be putting it lightly.  Even back then my choice of black, red and florescent color was a mistake.  To make matters worse I’m pretty sure I had blinking, scrolling and color changing text all centered on the screen. As a poor…
  • Attracting Probate Leads Online with your Website

    Scott Costello
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Writing content for your lead generating website is how you will attract more leads.  It’s as close as you can get to free probate real estate investing. What I have learned is to be specific with what you are writing about.  General content, written to be a catch all, just doesn’t work.  Pick a niche, and then niche it down even further. This post is part of a 5 post series were I break down how I would target Probates, Foreclosures, Tired Landords, Out-of-State Owners and Code Violations.  I’ll take you through the brain storming, the research and even the keywords to…
  • I Knew Better…But Still Made These Mistakes

    Scott Costello
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    I’ve always thought of myself as very knowledgeable when it comes to technologies.  I’ve built websites for myself in the past and have been running Struggling Investorfor over 7 years.  I thought I knew what it would take to get a lead generating websites noticed.  It turns out I really didn’t! At the end of 2013 I took a step back from my websites to see how everything stood.  I noticed something interesting when I looked at my blog stats…they have been stagnant for the past 3 years!  I thought I was doing what was necessary to gain traffic but I wasn’t.
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    Real Property Management National Headquarters » Blog

  • How to Rock Your Next Super Bowl Party

    Chanda Gunter
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:41 am
    It doesn’t matter if you are a football fan or not, what better excuse to host a party than a big game! College Bowl games, NFL playoff games and of course the Super Bowl are all part of winter festivities with friends and family. Check out these winners for your next football party… Football Field Party Table Your guests will be pumped up at the site of all the delicious food set out on your game day party table! Grab some green felt from the local craft store, white duct tape, and white die-cut numbers. Cover your table with the green felt and secure by taping it down. Mark off…
  • Holiday Decorating Hacks to Make Your Life Easier

    Chanda Gunter
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:29 am
    Oct. 15, 2014 — We all know the holidays can be a busy time of year, so we wanted to find some great tips to make this time of year more enjoyable.  Try these quick holiday hacks, and spend more time celebrating! Halloween Décor: Use a dry erase marker instead of a Sharpie so you can correct any mistakes before you start carving your pumpkin Treats: Using a rubber band, pack a group of straws into a large cup. Then, pour JELL-O mix into the straws. Refrigerate, and then rinse with warm water to release the perfect snack of slimy “worms”! Pumpkins: Dip your carved pumpkin in bleach…
  • Do You Know the Level of Training of Your Property Manager?

    Chanda Gunter
    10 Oct 2014 | 2:01 am
    Tom Bunn, Learning Development Manager  Spotlight: Who’s Managing Your Property? Oct. 10, 2014 — You chose to hire a professional property manager for a reason – possibly for convenience, fewer hassles, a better return on your rental home investment, or preservation of your property’s value. But do you know who’s managing your property? Did you know your property manager is professionally trained, has access to knowledge and experiences from over 250 offices nationwide, and is backed by a company that has been in the industry for over 25 years? Being part of a national…
  • 3 Tips for Winterizing Your Home

    Chanda Gunter
    7 Oct 2014 | 1:51 am
    Oct. 7, 2014 — Winter is coming! Check out these 3 simple and inexpensive tips for winterizing your home.   #1 Check the furnace Turn your furnace on to make sure it’s working properly and expect a strong smell when firing up the furnace for the first time. Also, replace furnace filters once a month during the heating season to increase airflow.   #2 Reverse the fan Reverse the direction of the ceiling fans, counter-clockwise, to push warm air downward and force it to recirculate, keeping you warmer.   #3 Wrap those pipes To prevent frozen pipes, wrap exposed…
  • Customer Profile: Peace of Mind for Military on the Move

    Chanda Gunter
    4 Oct 2014 | 2:06 am
    Oct. 4, 2014 — Lash & Regina Bailey are the proud parents of two grown children, grandparents to two beautiful grandchildren and pet parents to three dogs. Lash has been an active duty military service member for 25 years and is a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. The couple enjoys volunteering in their community, especially with local pet shelters and animal rescues. They love antiques and revel in traveling through the countryside in search of them. The Baileys spent the majority of Lash’s career stationed in Germany but four years ago they bought a beautiful home in…
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    DIY Property Investment

  • 10 cash flow boosting facts about property depreciation

    Adam Sweeny
    3 Nov 2014 | 12:14 pm
    I learnt the hard way that property depreciation is something best left to the experts. I missed out on a lot of deductions the first time round and I want you to learn from my mistakes. The post 10 cash flow boosting facts about property depreciation appeared first on DIY Property Investment.
  • Homebuyers speak out: “What I wish I’d known before buying my first property”

    Adam Sweeny
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Do you remember the enthusiasm you felt upon that initial spark: “Hey, I should buy a place!” If you succeeded in buying your property, then what would you say to your past self now that the dust has settled? Would you warn yourself off, or encourage yourself forward? The post Homebuyers speak out: “What I wish I’d known before buying my first property” appeared first on DIY Property Investment.
  • 11 Strategies To Minimise Your Capital Gains Tax

    Adam Sweeny
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:25 pm
    I'll show you how with a bit of knowledge and forward planning you can substantially minimise your capital gains tax, or even avoid it altogether. The post 11 Strategies To Minimise Your Capital Gains Tax appeared first on DIY Property Investment.
  • Property Investment 101: The Beginners Guide

    Adam Sweeny
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Buying a property is the biggest investment you'll ever make. Whether you want to live in it or rent it out, this guide gives you everything you need to know to get started. The post Property Investment 101: The Beginners Guide appeared first on DIY Property Investment.
  • The complete list of property expenses

    Adam Sweeny
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:02 pm
    The number one pet peeve of new homebuyers is without a doubt the hidden expenses that come with buying a property. I’ve put together what I believe is as close to a complete list as you will find anywhere. The post The complete list of property expenses appeared first on DIY Property Investment.
 
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    Rise To Leads

  • How To Turn Your Website Into A Lead Generation Magnet

    Kurt Aungst
    4 Nov 2014 | 8:08 pm
    The purpose of a website is to open up your business to a wider audience and get more people to use your services. All too often however, realtors set up websites only to forget about them. For a website to serve its purpose, it must attract a good number of leads who are interested in your services and can easily be converted into loyal clients. This is referred to as lead generation magnet. Fortunately, transforming your website from a useless brochure and into a lead generation magnet does not have to be a mind boggling or an overwhelming task. Below are ten practical tips that you can…
  • Realtor DIY WordPress Site

    Kurt Aungst
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Are you curious on how difficult it would be to create your own Real Estate Website? In 2014 it is easier than ever to create your own website, with very limited technical knowledge. WordPress is a hosting platform that will allow you to create beautiful websites literally within just a few hours time. Below I have some good resources that will help you achieve this:) If there are any questions please feel free to ask in the comments section:) A Good Solid Tutorial On The Steps You Need to Follow To Create An Awesome Website. WordPress For Real Estate Guide Above is a great place to start.
  • 3 Facebook Ads You Aren’t Running That You Should Be

    Kurt Aungst
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:26 am
    Facebook  Ads To Get Page Likes AD Style Number 1. Realtors STILL aren’t using this first strategy. Maybe they are unaware, or possibly they don’t understand how to accomplish this. The style of Facebook Ad I am talking about is as follows. Recent Visitors To Your Website Ads Ad: Facebook Page Likes Audience: Website Visitors A Page Like Ad that targets recent visitors to your website. ( Why would we want to target website visitors on Facebook you ask?) This audience has extreme interest in what you do. I mean they just came from your website and now they are seeing your Ads on…
  • Why Social Media May Not Be Your Answer

    Kurt Aungst
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:49 am
    Social media offers your business an opportunity to expand. It can be a fun and creative way of conducting business since it allows employees to discuss and share content, post news as well as share links. It also helps to build loyalty and permanent relations with clients. If you are a small business realtor, social media may not be right platform to market your business. Below are reasons why social media may not be the best marketing option for a small business real estate agent or broker. Commitment If your company decides to start a blog, facebook page or even twitter feed, then you need…
  • 2 Ways To Increase Responsivness From Your List

    Kurt Aungst
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:57 am
    Because of the long history of SPAM and the internet, people are very wary about email marketing these days. It does not work as well as it did in the early days. In order to be successful in the email marketing game today, you need to be precise and as efficient as you possibly can. In this article, we are going to go over how to build an effective and responsive email list. Know Your Audience borrowed from www.timidmonster.com This may sound obvious but not everyone understands the importance of knowing exactly the kind of person that will see your emails. When you are looking at your list,…
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    Red Cube Property » Blog

  • Things to consider when preparing your property to rent

    sev
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:11 am
    Handy Tips Whether you are a first time landlord or a seasoned investor, we have put together a short list of things to tackle and consider before proceeding with letting your property. Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Do you have an EPC for your property? The certificate will give the building a rating from A to G. An A rating shows it’s very efficient, meaning lower fuel bills, while G is inefficient, meaning higher fuel bills. The certificate will also show the building’s environmental impact by indicating its carbon-dioxide emissions. This is required by law when renting your…
  • New Mandatory Grounds For Possession

    sev
    11 Nov 2014 | 5:32 am
    New mandatory law comes into force The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 came into effect on 20 October 2014. It has created provisions to provide landlords with new mandatory grounds for possession when dealing with anti-social tenants. Existing legislation grounds for possession on the basis of anti-social behaviour were only discretionary and only applied to anti-social behaviour or criminal behaviour in the locality of the property. The new mandatory ground 7A for possession was introduced to provide a more extensive and significantly less lengthy route to possession…
  • Importance of a good inventory and schedule of condition

    sev
    2 Nov 2014 | 4:05 pm
    What is an inventory?  An inventory and schedule of condition is a comprehensive and clear account of fixtures, fittings, surfaces, appliances and items found within a property including their condition and cleanliness. It is designed to give an accurate representation of the property at that moment in time. Ideally this is also accompanied with photographic evidence of the items in the inventory and schedule of condition. Landlords often question the necessity of having a detailed inventory and schedule of condition undertaken at their property prior to a tenants check in and after a…
  • Right to Rent – What You Need To Know

    sev
    26 Oct 2014 | 5:05 pm
      Immigration Act 2014 – Right to rent The Immigration Act 2014 has created a new requirement for private landlords to vet the immigration status of their prospective tenants in an effort to combat illegal immigrants and the landlords who profit by exploiting these people, renting out substandard, overcrowded and unsafe accommodation. The Government will begin by implementing a pilot “Right to Rent” scheme in Birmingham, Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton from  1 December 2014 which will then be rolled out nationwide in 2015. Checks required Checks will need…
  • Award Winning Estate Agency

    sev
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Red Cube scoops award for customer service by UK’s largest property review website allAgents.co.uk for the second year running! Red Cube is celebrating winning the Silver award for Best Letting Agent in N12 2014, for best customer experience. Red Cube is also currently ranked as one of the top estate agencies in London by allAgents.co.uk. Managing Director of Red Cube, Sev Fernandes, said “I am delighted at our success and it is such an honour to win this award, underling all the hard work from everyone within my team. I think there was a gap in the market for offering a more innovative…
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    Partner Xchange Blog

  • The Top Must Have Apps for REALTORS

    Dana Shaut
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:12 pm
    As many of you may know the PX Social team did an amazing webinar on the best apps for real estate agents earlier this year. Well With the number of exciting technology announcements that have been made of late smartphone now provides you with an incredible amount of power at your disposal to accomplish things the…
  • Fun Facts For Thanksgiving

    Kat Bremhorst
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:56 am
      1. The TV dinner and Thanksgiving. In 1953, Swanson overestimated the demand for turkeys that Thanksgiving by a mere 26 tons. Luckily, someone quickly thought that the way to remedy the flub would be to cut up the turkey and package it with trimmings. And hello TV dinners! 2. No shopping if you’re a plumber. Black…
  • Latest Data Suggests Market is Up

    Jonathan D. Nicholas
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:11 pm
    The U.S. economic expansion is continuing to demonstrate signs of recovery and stabilization, especially in the real estate and mortgage sectors.  This is very good news for all stakeholders in the real estate transaction including real estate agents and brokerages.  According to the National Association of REALTORS® monthly housing update, existing homes sold 5.26 Million…
  • Staging a Hot Listing in Frigid Temps

    Kat Bremhorst
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:13 am
    Generally, most people don’t chose to sell their house in the brutal winter months, but life happens and sometimes it’s unavoidable. Just because the weather outside is frightful, doesn’t mean your house can’t look delightful! Try these staging tips for selling during the winter. Keep the walkways clean & safe. In winter months, safety is…
  • Real Estate in NYC Back in the Day

    Kat Bremhorst
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:39 am
    Things have changed in the last 100 years, and that point is driven home by these photos of real estate listings, ads and offices back from 100 plus years ago in New York City.   via NY Curbed  
 
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    Linda McKissack

  • 13 Must-Have Real Estate Investing Books

    linda mckissack
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:05 am
    I read a lot. In fact, I am an information junkie. I never want to stop learning, and when there is something new to learn I go after it aggressively by finding the most valuable information I possibly can. Sometimes this means simple internet research, but most often I like to get recommendations from others. Letting someone else who has “been there and done that” give you a recommendation on a book or online resources saves you a ton of time and countless hours of wasted googling. Today, I want to give you 13 books Jim and I have used to take on our career in real estate…
  • A New Take on Real Estate Investing

    linda mckissack
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:59 am
    You want to know what bothers me? The current state of online real estate investing information, courses and online tutorials. Everything you see today claims that you need little to no money down, promises ridiculous returns, and says it can all be done in a very short amount of time. Also, you can’t run into one of these ads or courses without just getting an uneasy feeling about either the person running it or what they will do with your payment information after they get it. You’re not even sure if their business will be open tomorrow! Not to mention their websites look like…
  • You Can’t Succeed without a Team!

    linda mckissack
    4 Nov 2014 | 9:19 am
    To succeed at business at the highest level, it will have to be done with or through others. – Linda McKissack Do you need a Real Estate Assistant? Every top real estate producer we ran into said we needed to do it. We needed to hire a team.  Years ago we decided we needed that team! We knew we had no choice, but it was such a huge decision for us. So we bit the bullet and hired our first real estate assistant. We hired a college student, not knowing how in the world we were going to pay her because we were still so far in debt.  But we just knew that if that many top producers said…
  • A Simple Technique for Having One Powerfully Productive Day

    linda mckissack
    3 Nov 2014 | 7:33 am
    Do you struggle with time management? How about staying focused and motivated? Today, I want to go over a technique I use that has helped me be extremely productive and avoid burnout for many years. Time management and productivity is a struggle my readers often express to me. Channeling focus. I struggled with this a lot early on in my career. When I was at work I would be thinking about things that were going on at home. When I got home I was thinking about the things I didn’t get to do a work. It really sucks the life out of you to have your mind flip flopping between all your roles and…
  • Are you Living Up to Your True Potential?

    Linda McKissack
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:04 am