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  • The 10 Most Cost-Effective Renovations

    NYT > Real Estate
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Here are some simple home improvements that may offer the most bang for the buck.
  • Zillow: Hottest Real Estate Markets for Buyers, Sellers

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    Emily Study
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:17 am
    The hottest real estate markets for buying and selling aren’t just in California anymore.  Zillow’s latest analysis of the top housing markets reveals that while the Bay Area is still home to the country’s most competitive markets, other cities have joined the ranks. Denver, Seattle and Dallas-Fort Worth join San Jose and San Francisco to round out the top-five markets for sellers. There, homes are “flying off the market at or above asking prices, giving sellers the upper hand,” the online real estate database company says in a statement.  A sellers’ market, according to…
  • It’s beginning to look a lot like… home-buying bargain season…?

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    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…
  • Ask Real Estate: When a Co-op Neighbor Breaks the Law

    NYT > Real Estate
    RONDA KAYSEN
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:59 am
    Questions about evicting a co-op neighbor; addressing potentially illegal renovations; and bracing yourself for a condo conversion.
  • 1,700-Apartment Portfolio in New York City to Be Sold

    WSJ.com: Commercial Real Estate
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:15 pm
    A portfolio of about 1,700 apartments that was the subject of one of the largest foreclosure proceedings in New York City in recent years is being sold.
 
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  • Gerald Hines calls for more mass transit in Houston

    Roxanna Asgarian
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:28 am
    As NAIOP Houston presented legendary developer Gerald Hines with its third Howard W. Horne Legacy Award April 24, Hines had a theme he kept returning to during the discussion: public transportation. The first two recipients of the award, Dan Bellow, president of Jones Lang LaSalle Houston, and Robert Duncan, the founder and chairman of Transwestern, joined Hines on the stage and asked him questions about Horne's legacy and his thoughts on the city of Houston. Howard Horne was a real estate heavyweight…
  • Bezos vs. Musk: The billionaire space race plays out in Texas

    Emily Parkhurst
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:24 am
    Jeff Bezos has a massive secret facility in Texas where his Blue Origin space company is developing technology that could eventually take the Amazon founder to space. And he's not alone. Fellow tech billionaire Elon Musk, who founded Paypal, Tesla and SpaceX, is also developing space technology at a facility in Texas. The Associated Press took a fascinating look at the modern space race playing out between the two men who have seemingly unlimited resources to devote to their pet projects: Viable…
  • Permits, I-395 edition: Capitol Crossing foundation, new apartments in Mount Vernon Triangle

    Michael Neibauer
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:23 am
    Welcome to permits on this delightful Monday. Let's get to it. 222 Massachusetts Ave. NW: While the utility relocation and site prep continue, Property Group Partners at least has the permits in hand to build the foundation of its massive Capitol Crossing project, which will literally cover a portion of Interstate 395 through the city. The permit package includes foundation work, a tunnel, vaults and construction of a subterranean parking garage. Capitol Crossing will feature a platform over roughly…
  • 1818 Market St. transaction finalized, building sold for $184.75M

    Natalie Kostelni
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:23 am
    Shorenstein Properties, a San Francisco real estate company, has closed on buying 1818 Market St. for $184.75 million, according to people familiar with the transaction. The building had been rumored to trade for in excess of $200 million but, in the end, sold for less. With the acquisition, Shorenstein re-establishes a footprint in Philadelphia. It had once owned Two Liberty Place, a 58-story, 1.2 million-square-foot property. It sold that skyscraper in 2005. The sale of 1818 Market was complicated…
  • How a Portland-area company is powering D.C.'s biggest solar system

    Jeff Clabaugh
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:59 am
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s George Washington Carver Center in College Park has officially christened what is believed to be the largest solar power system in Greater Washington. And a Portland company contributed to the project in a big way. The four-building campus, home to USDA staff that includes its Agricultural Research Service, is now home to a system that consists of 5,054 solar panels that generate 1.6 megawatts of power. The ground-mounted system was installed on 6.2 acres…
 
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  • The Chicago Fed National Activity Index: March 2015

    SoldAtTheTop
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:56 pm
    The latest release of the Chicago Federal Reserve National Activity Index (CFNAI) indicated that the national economic activity weakened in March with the index falling to a level of -0.42 from a level of -0.18 in February while the three month moving average also declined to a level of -0.27. The CFNAI is a weighted average of 85 indicators of national economic activity collected into four overall categories of “production and income”, “employment, unemployment and income”, “personal consumption and housing” and “sales, orders and inventories”. The Chicago Fed regards a value…
  • Reading Rates: MBA Application Survey – April 08 2015

    SoldAtTheTop
    8 Apr 2015 | 1:30 pm
    The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) publishes the results of a weekly applications survey that covers roughly 50 percent of all residential mortgage originations and tracks the average interest rate for 30 year and 15 year fixed rate mortgages as well as the volume of both purchase and refinance applications. The purchase application index has been highlighted as a particularly important data series as it very broadly captures the demand side of residential real estate for both new and existing home purchases. The latest data is showing that the average rate for a 30 year fixed rate…
  • S&P/Case-Shiller: January 2015

    SoldAtTheTop
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:51 am
    Today's release of the S&P/Case-Shiller (CSI) home price indices for January reported that the non-seasonally adjusted National index declined from December with prices falling 0.05% while the Composite-10 city index declined 0.01% and the Composite-20 city index declined 0.03% over the same period.On an annual basis, the National index increased 4.47% above the level seen in January 2014 while the Composite-10 city index increased 4.37% and the Composite-20 city index increased 4.56% over the same period.On a peak basis, all three indices still show significant peak declines slumping…
  • Pending Home Sales: February 2015

    SoldAtTheTop
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Today, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their Pending Home Sales Report for February showing that pending home sales increased notably with the seasonally adjusted national index increasing 3.1% from January to stand 12.0% above the level seen in February 2014. The following chart shows the seasonally adjusted national pending home sales index along with the percent change on a year-over-year basis as well as the percent change from the peak set in 2005 (click for larger version).
  • New Residential Construction Report: February 2015

    SoldAtTheTop
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:14 am
    Today’s New Residential Construction Report showed mixed results with total permit activity increasing 3% since January while total starts dropped a whopping 17.0% over the same period.Single family housing permits, the most leading of indicators, declined 6.2% from January to 620K single family units (SAAR), and rose 2.8% above the level seen a year earlier but still remained well below levels seen at the peak in September 2005.
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  • Why is Seattle the fastest-growing city in the U.S.?

    Emily Parkhurst
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:58 am
    Is Seattle Silicon Valley's next favorite stop? That was the headline in the national blog TechCrunch over the weekend for a story penned by Seattle's own Hadi Partovi, founder of Code.org. In it, Partovi argued that the Seattle region has changed dramatically in the last 10 years, and that it has become a powerhouse for technology development. Not only does the region have the big guys – Microsoft and Amazon – it has filled out in the middle with companies such as Zillow, Zulily, Tableau and…
  • Most expensive San Francisco homes sold in January

    27 Apr 2015 | 6:52 am
    Sales of San Francisco luxury homes — defined as houses changing hands for $2 million or more — hit a record high in March. Here's a look at the priciest home sales in January 2015. (Click on the photo to start a slideshow) See also: 10 expensive San Francisco homes sold in 2014 San Francisco luxury homes sales hit record high Lumina markets $49 million condo 3 things you didn't know about Lumina's $49 million condo Overall, luxury home sales have doubled since their previous peak before…
  • Bravo TV star Fredrik Eklund tells Seattle Windermere brokers authenticity is key

    Patti Payne
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:38 am
    Fredrik Eklund, 37, one of the stars of Bravo TV’s hot show, “Million Dollar Listing," was in Seattle as part of a nationwide tour for his book, “The Sell: The Secrets of Selling Anything to Anyone.” As part of that tour, he wowed an audience of 200 Windermere brokers and some of their top clients with his keynote talk at a special broker and client appreciation lunch put on by Windermere in Sodo in Seattle. “The brokers loved it,” said Jill Jacobi Wood, co-president of Windermere Real…
  • Top of the List: Residential real estate firms

    Carol Smith
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:04 am
    What are the largest residential real estate firms in Nashville? We ranked Nashville's residential real estate firms by company sides on a transaction in 2014. To view the top five and see which one tops the list, check out the gallery with this story. For the rest of Nashville's top residential real estate firms, take a look at this week's print edition of the Nashville Business Journal. The full list is available in print or here on our website for subscribers, and includes information about…
  • Best Places to Work: Benchmark Realty LLC

    27 Apr 2015 | 6:01 am
    Benchmark Realty LLC was launched in 2006. The real estate brokerage now has three offices in Middle Tennessee and offers services for residential, commercial, lot and land transactions. What is your employees’ favorite benefit? Cloud-based compliance/document processing, 100 percent commission structure [and] strong networks. What do employees say is different about your company than at their previous employers? The fact that we are a faith-based culture. Our actions speak louder than our words. What…
 
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  • Quake-aid need acute in Nepal capital, more so in villages

    27 Apr 2015 | 6:06 am
    The death toll from Saturday's massive earthquake soared past 3,700.
  • Justice Ginsburg has already made up her mind on gay marriage

    31 Dec 1969 | 4:00 pm
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the 82-year-old leader of the Supreme Court’s minority liberal wing, has cast aside her usual restraint in the past months and left little doubt where she stands on the upcoming gay marriage case.
  • Thousands expected at Monday's funeral for Freddie Gray

    27 Apr 2015 | 7:11 am
    BALTIMORE (AP) — Thousands were expected Monday at a funeral for a man who died after suffering serious spinal injuries while in the custody of Baltimore police.
  • Boston bomber's lawyer urges 'unrelenting punishment' over death

    27 Apr 2015 | 7:26 am
    By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - A lawyer for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev called on a jury on Monday to sentence him to "a lifetime of unrelenting punishment" rather than death. Tsarnaev, a 21-year-old ethnic Chechen, was found guilty early this month of killing three people and injuring 264 in one of the highest-profile attacks on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001, as well as fatally shooting a police officer. "No punishment, no punishment could ever be equal to the terrible effects of these crimes on the innocent people who were killed and hurt or on…
  • Lynch inherits civil rights probes from Holder as U.S. attorney general

    26 Apr 2015 | 10:03 pm
    By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A string of deadly confrontations between mostly white police and black men will be among challenges immediately facing Loretta Lynch when she is sworn in on Monday as U.S. attorney general. Lynch, 55, takes over as the country's top law enforcement official after a weekend that saw thousands of people in Baltimore, Maryland, take to the streets in mostly peaceful protests over the latest such case. Building on her career as an accomplished federal prosecutor, Lynch takes over from retiring Attorney General Eric Holder, who served more than six…
 
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    Commercial Property Executive

  • Ventas Spin-Off Gets a Name, Plans for Future

    annas
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:25 am
    By Gail Kalinoski, Contributing Editor Debra Cafaro, Ventas Ventas, Inc. is moving quickly to get its post-acute/skilled nursing facility spin-off company – Care Capital Properties, Inc. – off the ground, filing paperwork with the SEC and outlining the strengths and growth opportunities for the new independent, publicly traded REIT. “We are very pleased with the progress we are making on the spin-off and remain on track to complete the transaction in the second half of the year. We are working hard to position Care Capital Properties to capitalize on the attractive investment…
  • Building & Land Technology Grabs Corporate Center in Atlanta

    annas
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:08 am
    By Keith Loria, Contributing Editor Building and Land Technology has acquired the Concourse Corporate Center, a 2.2-million-square-foot landmark office complex featuring Atlanta’s iconic “King and Queen” towers, plus a prime parcel of developable land, for a reported $489 million from Regent Partners. “BLT is excited to own this trophy asset in the fastest growing submarket in Atlanta,” Carl Kuehner, III, BLT’s CEO, said in a company release. “Concourse presents a unique opportunity for BLT to increase the value proposition to a currently terrific roster of tenants and attract…
  • Melton Truck Lines Moves into New Tulsa Home

    Ioana
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:03 pm
    By Ioana Neamt, Associate Editor 808 N 161 E Ave Melton Truck Lines, a Tulsa-based company specializing in flatbed trailers, has moved into its new home at 808 N. 161 E. Ave., Tulsa World reports. The 77,000-square-foot headquarters will house 150 of the company’s 220 Tulsa employees and the company will celebrate its grand opening April 30th. Fleming Building Co. developed the three-story headquarters, which was designed by Kinslow, Keith & Todd. The facility incorporates a 3,500-square-foot health and fitness area, a restaurant and a gear shop, and was designed to accommodate…
  • Saxa, Caliber Team Up for Spec Project in N. Scottsdale

    Liviu Oltean
    25 Apr 2015 | 11:56 am
    By Liviu Oltean, Associate Editor Caliber Logo Scottsdale-based SAXA Inc. and Caliber Cos. plan to break ground June 1 on Bahia 101, a 40,000-square-foot spec commercial office building in North Scottsdale. The project will rise on a 2.5-acre tract located south of Bell Road on Bahia Drive and is the first new Class A development in the Scottsdale Airpark area since 2009. According to a statement, the office building is designed to accommodate either single-tenant or multi-tenant use. The developers’ options include selling the entire building, marketing office condos on three floors…
  • Wood Partners Starts 12th Central Florida Project

    BSzekely
    25 Apr 2015 | 11:35 am
    By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor Alta Eve, Orlando (built in 2013) Wood Partners is starting construction of Alta Eastmar Commons, a 312-unit multifamily community in Orlando, the developer, Wood Partners, announced recently. The $41.9 million project will take shape at 159 Dean Road. Leasing will start in the first quarter of 2016, and construction is expected to be complete by the fourth quarter of 2016. Wood Partners will develop the project on a 29-acre site between Downtown Orlando and Central Florida Research Park. Alta Eastmar will consist of 14 three-story buildings with 144…
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    BloodhoundRealty.com

  • Why should every financed home buyer commit right now? Because interest rates can’t stay this low forever.

    Greg Swann
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:59 pm
    It’s a simple as this chart, 30 Year Conventional and FHA mortgage rates over the past year: What goes down will come back up – perhaps costing you tens of thousands of dollars on your loan qualification amount. Ready to commit? Cathleen and Maddie have time available for a few motivated buyers: 602-740-7531. There are always good reasons for waiting. The inevitable turning of the mortgage interest rate tide is a strong goad to act now. If you miss out on this opportunity, you might not see another one like it for a long time.
  • What is the sound of one shoe dropping?

    Greg Swann
    16 Mar 2015 | 12:13 pm
    I’ll answer a cliché with a cliché: It’s never over until the fat lady signs – but then it is. Everything that makes homes seem so affordable right now is a reflection of our insanely low interest rates. Every bump in those rates will cut the amount of house you can afford to buy – or commit more of your income to housing and less to the rest of your life. If you’ve been thinking about making your move – tick tock.
  • Moving up? Moving on? This may be the perfect time to make your move.

    Greg Swann
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:25 am
    Why is right now the strategically perfect moment to move up? Because the mortgage interest-rate trend illustrated in that chart won’t last forever. There are other good reasons to make your move now, if moving’s on your mind, but these rates make a $200,000 home cheaper than the rent on half that much house. There’s this, too: When rates turn upward, that will put a damper on already wilted demand, so we may be at the de facto top of this market swing. Prices have been stalled, as best, over the last year. Washington does want to re-inflate the housing bubble. That’s the reasoning…
  • 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?
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    Inman

  • Baseball stars featured in franchisor’s video series — again

    Teke Wiggin
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:22 am
    Real estate franchisor Coldwell Banker has partnered with MLB.com, the website of Major League Baseball, for a second consecutive year to produce video profiles of the homes of more than a dozen baseball stars ...
  • The story of why people haven’t been buying homes: Fear of rejection

    Steve Cook
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    A year has passed since I worked with a client on a national survey of prospective buyers that would help real estate professionals understand better why the numbers of mortgage applications keep falling below expectations. At that time, as now, it looked like the stars had aligned for home buying ...
  • Anouk Nora on how transparency vs. privacy depends the client

    Inman
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:15 am
    The TOWN Residential representative talks about her visual orientation, how she decides whether to meditate or relax with a cocktail -- and why she's "a compulsive searcher." ...
  • Creative strategies for overcoming seller staging objections

    Bernice Ross
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Your ability to overcome the seller's objections about staging not only influences how much the seller will net, but how hard you will have to work to sell the listing. If you're struggling with the objection, "I don't see any need to stage our property," a little creativity can quickly put that objection to rest ...
  • 5 simple ways real estate agents can use JotForm

    Craig Rowe
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:45 am
    A critical part of every website is its capture methodology. That is, the tactic for leading a site user to your "Contact Us" form, or some such iteration of an online form that results in a person giving you permission to reach out to them. Forms are under-used, in my opinion. We should put them in more places than contact pages ...
 
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    Information CentralInformation Central

  • What We’re Reading: April 20-24

    Donna McCormick
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:18 am
    Worst habits for your mental health, History of the Open House, and Spring weather oddities The small choices you make every day can affect your mood more than you may realize. Your social media habits, exercise routine, and even the way you walk may be sucking the happiness out of your day, and you may not even know it. How did weekend open houses become a standard in American real estate? Was there ever a time when they didn’t exist? Whose idea was it anyway? The first day of spring brought a snowstorm to much of the Northeast — and it’s got people asking the question,…
  • What We’re Reading: April 13-17

    Donna McCormick
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:27 am
    Best and Worst Jobs, Tech Neck, and some natural phenomena photos The best and worst jobs list was released this week. Basically, the list of best jobs is great news for people who are good at math. Looking for a first or even a second home?  This view could be yours for a cool $6 Million! You’re still not going to mistake Siri for a real person, but the iPhone’s digital assistant speaks more clearly after Apple’s new iOS 8.3 update. It appears that our love of all things electronic is damaging our health. How can you prevent ‘tech neck’ without shutting down…
  • What We’re Reading: April 6-10

    Donna McCormick
    10 Apr 2015 | 6:58 am
    Apple Watch, Mad Men, interior design, and coloring books The Apple Watch is now available to order, and even try on, in the Apple Stores as well as some pop-up shops in Tokyo, London, Berlin and Paris. If you’re still on the fence about it, check out the Apple Watch Review. Want to see the homes of Mad Men, where they lived, how much they paid – and how you can channel the look? SmartZip has broken out the price and style of Don and Betty Draper’s Westchester colonial from early seasons, Peggy Olson’s recent Upper West Side townhome purchase, Joan Harris’ chic…
  • New eBooks – April 2015

    Donna McCormick
    3 Apr 2015 | 10:43 am
    NAR members and Association staff can borrow up to six electronic books, digital audios and/or videos at no cost, through the Virtual Library eBooks Collection Members can also borrow up to three books for 30 days from the Library Catalog for a nominal fee of $10. Call Information Central at 800.874.6500 for assistance. Be a Real Estate Millionaire by Dean Graziosi For once a book claiming that making wealth can be easier than it sounds! Dean Graziosi is a firm believer that anyone can make sound investments in real estate as long as he or she has a strong understanding of the market cycle.
  • What We’re Reading: March 30-April 3

    Donna McCormick
    3 Apr 2015 | 10:35 am
    Home service marketplace, Grandma’s a viral star & driverless cars On Monday, March 30th, Amazon announced the official launch of Amazon Home Services, a marketplace and recommendation tool to help people find, schedule, and pay for services like home cleaning, lawn care, and handyman jobs. Amazon’s Home Services marketplace is up and running 41 major US cities so you can order plumbers and plungers from the same place. An 86-year-old Florida grandmother is a viral star after her granddaughter shared photos of her humorously posing in her home on Twitter. When 86-year-old…
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    GeekEstate Blog

  • Most Interesting Discount and Dis Intermediation Plays Over the Past Decade?

    Drew Meyers
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:48 pm
    There have been many, many attempts at discount brokerage models, and those looking to dis intermediate the agent entirely over the past decade. Of course, Redfin and Zip Realty are two that come to mind first, because they reached fairly large scale and their brands are still around. Some others are linked from my post about commissions from last year. What other startups have made valiant attempts at it, but went under? The post Most Interesting Discount and Dis Intermediation Plays Over the Past Decade? appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.
  • Go After It

    Drew Meyers
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Click here to view the embedded video. [H/T to Matthew Slutsky] The post Go After It appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.
  • Mobilegeddon. Are You Ready?

    Drew Meyers
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:23 am
    Those that read tech and marketing blogs may already know: Google is releasing a major update to their algorithms that will heavily favor sites that are optimized for mobile. Search Engine Land has some responses to FAQ’s. The algorithm change only affects searches done on mobile devices, but as everyone knows, that’s a major chunk of searches — and it’s growing, not shrinking. The prospect of missing all that organic SEO traffic because your site doesn’t work on mobile is one more (really good) reason to migrate into the mobile dominated world we live in.
  • An Alternative to BPP: A Fund for Consumer Startups

    Drew Meyers
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:32 am
    As you probably know by know, I question whether the National Broker Public Portal stands a chance to compete against the established portals (see articles here). I’ve yet to hear a good argument as to how it plans to become a top 3-5 portal — and it doesn’t seem like a good use of time and money if it doesn’t get there. Unless, like I said before, the only goal is to give the brokerage community more leverage in talks with the portals. If that’s the sole goal, then it may succeed. Here’s an alternative to the money being spent on BPP: a consumer real…
  • I Do. I Will.

    Drew Meyers
    19 Apr 2015 | 9:12 pm
    From JLM in a comment on AVC: In life, it is not the “IQ” — it is the “I DO”, the “I WILL” which determines outcomes. When do you say those things? Are you saying them to the right things? The post I Do. I Will. appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.
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    Mortgage News Daily

  • Higher Rents - Lender's Friend or Foe?; Upcoming Events; State-Level News

    Rob Chrisman
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:07 am
    Posted To: Pipeline Press"If the US had never landed on the moon in the 60s, there would be conspiracy theories claiming that we actually did." And while we're not talking about mortgage banking, this is National Babe Ruth Day. In 1946, after experiencing severe eye pain and difficulty swallowing, Babe Ruth was diagnosed with cancer and on this day in 1947 he was able to attend the proclaimed Babe Ruth Day and spoke briefly to a crowd of almost 60,000 people at Yankee Stadium. Upcoming events, conferences, and training? American Pacific Mortgage is about to wrap up its Spring Sales Summit…
  • MBS Week Ahead: Consistently Busy Week With Big-Ticket Wednesday

    Matthew Graham
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:32 am
    Posted To: MBS CommentaryAfter a generally quiet week just passed, the week ahead offers significantly more market movement potential. There's more economic data, and several of the reports are heavy hitters. There is a Treasury auction cycle this time around with 2, 5, and 7yr on Mon-Wed--a day earlier than normal due to month-end. There's month-end itself--a more active day or two at the end of any given month that can see trades coming in regardless of economic data, due to compulsory adjustments to managed portfolios. And of course, there's the Fed . Wednesday's Fed…
  • Attorney on Quicken's Lawsuit; Fixing Appraisal System; Final Rules on AMCs

    Rob Chrisman
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Posted To: MND NewsWireMany lenders are watching this battle of industry frustration from the sidelines: Quicken vs. the DOJ, and vice versa . Prior to the government suing Quicken, Matthew Schwartz , a former federal prosecutor who is now a partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner in New York, wrote, "Quicken Loan's decision to sue the Government over what it has alleged is arbitrary and capricious conduct related to the investigation of Quicken's lending practices is unconventional, to say the least. The lawsuit itself is a legal long shot. The government generally has immunity and great…
  • MBS RECAP: Bonds Continue Reinforcing The Range Ahead of Fed Week

    Matthew Graham
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:33 pm
    Posted To: MBS CommentaryUp until this morning's Durable Goods data, bonds looked ready to go either way. MBS and Treasuries were slightly weaker, somewhere around halfway back to yesterday's weakest levels. An exceptionally strong showing in the econ data may well have resulted in a test of those weak points. Instead, the data was fairly poor overall. Cars, Planes, and defense spending buoyed the headline, but by the time those volatile, big-ticket items were factored out, the business spending outlook was not so hot . In addition, last month's numbers were revised significantly…
  • HUD Changes Distressed Loan Sale Requirements

    Jann Swanson
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:09 pm
    Posted To: MND NewsWireThe Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is tweaking its bulk loan sales program to give distressed borrowers a better shot at staying in their homes. HUD announced today that investors who purchase delinquent mortgages through the Department's Distressed Asset Stabilization Program (DASP) will have to delay foreclosures for one year after purchase rather than the six month hiatus that had previously been required. In addition loan servicers will have to evaluate all borrowers in the loan pool for eligibility for the Home Affordable Modification Program…
 
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    National Commercial Real Estate News From CoStar Group

  • Office Lease Up (Apr 27) Bloomberg Leases 255,000 SF in Midtown

    26 Apr 2015 | 6:01 pm
    Premier information network Bloomberg LP signed a 15-year lease for 254,556 square feet covering eight floors in the office building at 919 Third Ave. in New York City. The 47-story building, constructed in 1970, totals about 1.45 million square feet in Midtown Manhattan's Plaza District submarket, between East 55th and 56th Streets. The asset is owned by SL Green Realty Corp. Bloomberg’s lease includes space on the 2nd, 10th, 11th floors and...
  • Simon Property Joins Developers of Retail Phase of Brickell City Centre

    24 Apr 2015 | 3:23 am
    Swire Properties Inc. and Bal Harbour developer Whitman Family Development have signed a partnership with Simon Property Group (NYSE: SPG) to jointly develop the retail portion of the $1.05 billion Brickell City Centre development in Miami. Swire will remain the lead developer of the $1 billion, 5.4 million-square-foot mixed-use project, while Simon Property Group and Whitman will share the retail co-development duties. Whitman and Swire partnered...
  • CoStar's People of Note (Apr. 19 - 25)

    24 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    It's time to update those contact managers with CoStar's People of Note, reporting news on significant new CRE hires and promotions. This week's issue includes the following markets: Columbia, Denver, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Inland Empire, Minneapolis, New York City, Phoenix, and Jacksonville. COLUMBIA EDENS Taps McLean as CEO By Justin Sumner Shopping center owner and developer EDENS has an
  • The Crown Bldg Sold for $1.78 Billion

    23 Apr 2015 | 11:18 pm
    General Growth Properties, Inc. (NYSE: GGP), along with joint-venture partners Capital Group, SHVO, and Wharton Properties, purchased The Crown Building at 730 Fifth Ave. in New York, NY from The Winter Organization and Spitzer Enterprises LLC for $1.775 billion, or more than $4,500 per square foot. The 25-story, 390,000-square-foot, 4-Star office building was constructed in 1921 on six-tenths of an acre in the Plaza District submarket of Midtown...
  • Apartments.com Achieves Top Ranking as Most Visited Apartment Listing Website

    22 Apr 2015 | 5:47 am
    After releasing an entirely redesigned Apartments.com with new features built around the needs of renters and launching a national advertising campaign featuring acclaimed actor Jeff Goldblum, CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP) this week announced that Apartments.com is now the most trafficked apartment rentals site among consumers searching online for a new place to live. CoStar Group reported that four of the leading independent authorities...
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    Zillow Blog

  • Joining Forces Shines Light on Veteran Homelessness

    Michelle Obama
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:57 am
    This month, we’re marking the fourth anniversary of our Joining Forces initiative, an effort Dr. Jill Biden and I started to honor and support our troops, veterans, and their families. It’s hard to believe it’s been four years already – but when I look back, the truth is, it wasn’t all that long ago that I didn’t know very much about the issues that face our military community at all. That changed back in 2007 when my husband started running for office. That’s when I began traveling the country and holding roundtables for working women, and I started meeting military spouses –…
  • Real Almost-Ex-Housewife Ramona Singer Leasing Hamptons Estate

    Melissa Allison
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:25 am
    Ramona Singer, the outspoken spouse who’s appeared in all seven seasons of “Real Housewives of New York,” is looking for someone to rent her Hamptons estate for $55,000 a month. The urge to lease might stem from her imminent divorce from Mario Singer, her cheating husband of two decades, but given the string of rentals Variety pointed out, it’s also possible she just wants to make a bunch of money during tourist season. Some of the Hamptons’ wealthier residents now move into trailers and rent their mansions out over the summer. Singer’s estate features a…
  • Joe Manganiello Lists Bachelor Pad With Backyard Oasis

    Melissa Allison
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:08 am
    Joe Manganiello’s upcoming nuptials with Sofia Vergara have the “True Blood” and “Magic Mike XXL” star in a listing state of mind. He’s put his Los Angeles pad on the market for $1.995 million, the Los Angeles Times first reported. The quarter-acre property includes a modern 4-bedroom, 3-bath home, but the best place for a werewolf to hang is probably in the backyard oasis with a curvy swimming pool, hot tub and fire pit surrounded by stone walkways and tropical foliage. It’s looking like the $10.6 million Beverly Hills mansion that Vergara…
  • DIY Rustic Headboard Tutorial

    Lindsay Jackman
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:56 am
    Add rustic charm to your bedroom with this DIY wood-round headboard. The best part is that it is very easy to make. Follow these simple instructions to create your own.  If you’re cutting your own wood rounds, be sure to give them plenty of time to dry out. If they aren’t completely dry, they are prone to mold. Lie them out for one month indoors, and allow longer if drying them outside. Once they’re dried out, you’re ready to make your headboard. 1. Cut plywood base to size A standard plywood sheet is four feet by eight feet. Use the four-foot width for the…
  • Suds and Duds: Laundry Room Maintenance 101

    BobVila.com
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:42 pm
    It’s one of those little ironies: The laundry room often gets next to no TLC, even though it’s where so many of our household possessions go for their regular care and cleaning. In addition to its main function, the typical laundry area also serves as a catchall, which means that it can quickly succumb to disorganization. This disarray, coupled with benign neglect, not only hampers the space’s functionality, but also carries both aesthetic and practical consequences. Source: Stephen Alexander In fact, continuing to ignore dirt and disorder in the laundry room can lead to some…
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    BiggerPockets Podcast : Real Estate Investing and Wealth Building to Help You Get Bigger Pockets

  • BP Podcast 119: From Pro Athlete to Pro Real Estate Entrepreneur with Graham Mink

    The BiggerPockets Podcast
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:01 pm
    On today’s episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we are excited to introduce you to Graham Mink, a professional hockey player turned real estate investor from the state of Vermont. Graham shares the story of getting his first deal while traveling the world and his journey since that day. You’ll learn how he turned the lessons gained [...] View the full article: BP Podcast 119: From Pro Athlete to Pro Real Estate Entrepreneur with Graham Mink on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2014 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • BP Podcast 118: Condos, Multifamily, and Dealing with Management with Himanshu Jain

    The BiggerPockets Podcast
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:01 pm
    When getting started, should you go BIG or go small? On this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, learn how Himanshu Jain got started investing in real estate by buying BOTH a condo and a 20-unit apartment complex. Discover the lessons Himanshu learned in the process, as well as the pros and cons of each. Additionally, [...] View the full article: BP Podcast 118: Condos, Multifamily, and Dealing with Management with Himanshu Jain on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2014 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • BP Podcast 117: Maximizing Productivity to Get Things Done with David Allen

    The BiggerPockets Podcast
    8 Apr 2015 | 11:01 pm
    Real estate entrepreneurs are busy people… but this doesn’t have to mean getting overwhelmed! In this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with world-famous productivity author David Allen to learn tips and tricks for getting more things done in your life. You’ll learn how to accomplish more things, in less time, with less [...] View the full article: BP Podcast 117: Maximizing Productivity to Get Things Done with David Allen on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2014 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • BP Podcast 116: How to Quit Your Job Through Wholesaling, Flipping, and Taking Action with Nasar Elarabi

    The BiggerPockets Podcast
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:01 pm
    On this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, learn what it took for Nasar Elarabi to quit his dead-end job and become a full time wholesaler, flipper, and landlord. Tune in for discussions covering how he funds his deals, what makes him a better landlord, and why he’s tried his hand at many avenues of real estate. In this [...] View the full article: BP Podcast 116: How to Quit Your Job Through Wholesaling, Flipping, and Taking Action with Nasar Elarabi on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2014 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • BP Podcast 115: Getting Started with Apartment Complex Investing with Jeff Greenberg

    The BiggerPockets Podcast
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:01 pm
    Have you ever wanted to invest in apartment complexes, but were unsure how to start? That’s the topic of today’s BiggerPockets Podcast episode, where we sit down with apartment complex investor Jeff Greenberg. Jeff shares a ton of actionable advice on how to analyze, find, and finance larger multifamily investment properties! If you want to benefit from [...] View the full article: BP Podcast 115: Getting Started with Apartment Complex Investing with Jeff Greenberg on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2014 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
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    Rain City Guide

  • Multiple Offer Situation versus Bidding War: What are they, and why do they happen?

    Craig Blackmon
    10 Apr 2015 | 7:32 pm
    Ardell recently posted on this subject. She noted there really isn’t that much out there about this now-common aspect of buying or selling a home (common, that is, for MLS-listed homes, you can avoid the frenzy by looking for homes on MLS alternatives). She and I then engaged in some typically spirited discourse, which in turn helped me to further frame and analyze the issues raised. Multiple Offer Situation and Bidding War defined First, some definitions.  A “multiple offer situation” is where a seller receives two or more written offers on the property. A “bidding…
  • Seller Will Review Offers on Monday…

    ARDELL
    7 Mar 2015 | 1:37 pm
    A seller setting a time in the future when they will review all offers at the same time has become common enough to warrant a blog post explaining the general pros and cons and procedure for this type of listing instruction. I just did a spot check of new listings in Kirkland 98033 and a full 2/3rds have this instruction, including both single family homes and condos. If you look only at the single family homes, the percentage is even higher. There is very little written on this topic that can be googled, so I will try to explain the ins and outs of this process best I can. Everyone does it a…
  • Best Place To Live – Testing Your Parameters

    ARDELL
    3 Feb 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Seattle Area – Choosing Best Place to Live. I recently received a request to write a new post on this topic. Even I find most of the articles I have read on this topic to be very confusing. Like this one that mixes a few “Really?!?” with the obvious best places. Or this one that jumps from one extreme to the other pretty quickly back and forth. If you are renting vs buying you can use the lists of Best Places to Live in the Greater Seattle Area pretty freely, as you can skip around at the end of each lease until you find a place you may want to permanently call…
  • What is an Alternative Brokerage? Who is an Alternative Real Estate Agent?

    Craig Blackmon
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:18 pm
    One of the great challenges of being on the “bleeding edge” of change in any industry is identifying the words to be used in discussing the new model. The real estate industry is, at more than a century old, steeped in history and culture. So it’s even more of a challenge to create a dialog that accurately captures the essence of a particular innovation and the characteristics that distinguish it from the old way of doing business. It’s hard to create new meanings for words that have long-standing and well-understood definitions. One term used to describe real…
  • 2015 Conforming Loan Limits for Seattle – King County

    Rhonda Porter
    28 Nov 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Conforming loan limits will be slightly higher in 2015 for homes located in King, Pierce and Snohomish Counites. 1 Unit: $517,500 2 Unit: $662,500 3 Unit: $800,800 4 Unit: $995,200 All other counties in Washington state will have the same loan limits in 2015 as they did this year.     The post 2015 Conforming Loan Limits for Seattle – King County appeared first on Rain City Guide. No related posts.
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  • Gerald Hines calls for more mass transit in Houston

    Roxanna Asgarian
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:28 am
    As NAIOP Houston presented legendary developer Gerald Hines with its third Howard W. Horne Legacy Award April 24, Hines had a theme he kept returning to during the discussion: public transportation. The first two recipients of the award, Dan Bellow, president of Jones Lang LaSalle Houston, and Robert Duncan, the founder and chairman of Transwestern, joined Hines on the stage and asked him questions about Horne's legacy and his thoughts on the city of Houston. Howard Horne was a real estate heavyweight…
  • Bezos vs. Musk: The billionaire space race plays out in Texas

    Emily Parkhurst
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:24 am
    Jeff Bezos has a massive secret facility in Texas where his Blue Origin space company is developing technology that could eventually take the Amazon founder to space. And he's not alone. Fellow tech billionaire Elon Musk, who founded Paypal, Tesla and SpaceX, is also developing space technology at a facility in Texas. The Associated Press took a fascinating look at the modern space race playing out between the two men who have seemingly unlimited resources to devote to their pet projects: Viable…
  • Permits, I-395 edition: Capitol Crossing foundation, new apartments in Mount Vernon Triangle

    Michael Neibauer
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:23 am
    Welcome to permits on this delightful Monday. Let's get to it. 222 Massachusetts Ave. NW: While the utility relocation and site prep continue, Property Group Partners at least has the permits in hand to build the foundation of its massive Capitol Crossing project, which will literally cover a portion of Interstate 395 through the city. The permit package includes foundation work, a tunnel, vaults and construction of a subterranean parking garage. Capitol Crossing will feature a platform over roughly…
  • 1818 Market St. transaction finalized, building sold for $184.75M

    Natalie Kostelni
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:23 am
    Shorenstein Properties, a San Francisco real estate company, has closed on buying 1818 Market St. for $184.75 million, according to people familiar with the transaction. The building had been rumored to trade for in excess of $200 million but, in the end, sold for less. With the acquisition, Shorenstein re-establishes a footprint in Philadelphia. It had once owned Two Liberty Place, a 58-story, 1.2 million-square-foot property. It sold that skyscraper in 2005. The sale of 1818 Market was complicated…
  • How a Portland-area company is powering D.C.'s biggest solar system

    Jeff Clabaugh
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:59 am
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s George Washington Carver Center in College Park has officially christened what is believed to be the largest solar power system in Greater Washington. And a Portland company contributed to the project in a big way. The four-building campus, home to USDA staff that includes its Agricultural Research Service, is now home to a system that consists of 5,054 solar panels that generate 1.6 megawatts of power. The ground-mounted system was installed on 6.2 acres…
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    Miller Samuel Real Estate Appraisers & Consultants

  • [Three Cents Worth #280 NY] Smaller Manhattan Apartments Keep Getting More Expensive

    Jonathan Miller
    26 Apr 2015 | 11:02 am
    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: A lot of time and energy has been spent writing about one of the biggest challenges to the New York City housing market in recent years: affordability. One of the primary observations of the purchase market has been the lower number of first time buyers, both locally and nationally. Tight credit, slow household formation, and a creaky economy have been a root cause of…
  • [Three Cents Worth #279 NY] New York’s Building Boom Doesn’t Mean More Units For Sale

    Jonathan Miller
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:57 am
    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: Now that I am fully recovered from Micro Week, I thought I would think a little bigger and present the Manhattan inventory picture by comparing new development and re-sales. I’ve charted it from the pre-Lehman high (PLH for those in the know) through the end of 2014 in two graphs. One shows the year-over-year change, and the other tracks inventory by units to help…
  • Bloomberg View Column: Want a New House? Good Luck

    Jonathan Miller
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:04 am
    Read my latest Bloomberg View column Want a New House? Good Luck. Here’s an excerpt… Much of the analysis of the housing market focuses on sales volume and price trends. These are important metrics, of course, but they really don’t tell you much about market fundamentals because they are, to a great extent, derivative… [read more] My Bloomberg View Column Directory My Bloomberg View RSS feed.
  • Bloomberg View Column: House Rich, Land Poor

    Jonathan Miller
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:41 am
    Read my latest Bloomberg View column House Rich, Land Poor. Here’s an excerpt… The living space in newly built U.S. homes is on a tear: Since 1982, the size of a new single-family house has increased by almost 1,000 square feet — which was the size of the average U.S. house in 1950… [read more] The trend continued after a brief interruption during the early days of the financial crisis… My Bloomberg View Column Directory My Bloomberg View RSS feed.
  • Bloomberg View Column: The Bidding Wars Are Back

    Jonathan Miller
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:31 am
    Read my latest Bloomberg View column The Bidding Wars Are Back. Hard to believe this is happening again… Here’s an excerpt… A relic from the days of the housing boom is making a comeback. The share of sales that feature bidding wars is up. According to the National Association of Realtors, 33 percent of all sales were at or above the asking price, a strong indication that more than one bidder was involved in a transaction… [read more] My Bloomberg View Column Directory My Bloomberg View RSS feed.
 
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    AGBeat

  • More on BrightCaller, a new startup that wants to motivate you

    Dawn Brotherton
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:06 pm
    BrightCaller has recently launched, and we had questions, so they've provided more in-depth information for potential users. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • K-Cup inventor regrets his creation, won’t even use them

    Taylor Leddin
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:19 am
    K-Cup use is a part of most morning routines these days, so why does their inventor reject using them? Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • FCC lawsuit season is here: Will net neutrality be altered after all?

    Jennifer Walpole
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:02 am
    The Open Internet Rule is finally entering the Federal Register and this means lawsuit season is officially upon us. Beware of the ISPs. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • The science behind awkwardness and how to deal

    Emily Crews
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:35 pm
    Awkwardness can be debilitating, it can crush deals, slow down your career, and well, make you feel awkward. Here's the science behind it and how to deal with it. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • Americans now spend more at restaurants than on groceries

    Jennifer Walpole
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:07 pm
    Millennials are changing the way we traditionally function: for the first time ever, Americans are spending more on dining out than on groceries. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
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    Cremunity Health Blog

  • Our Nutrition Improved In Just 10 Days Using These Tips

    Justin  Price
    18 Apr 2015 | 4:06 pm
    The other day my friend and I went to the mall to do some shopping. We set a time and place to meet and went our separate ways. It didn’t take me very long to find what I was looking for so I decided to grab a soda and sit on a bench until it was time to meet up with my friend. As I was enjoying my soda I did a lot of people watching. I soon began to notice that nearly everyone who walked by, could stand to lose some weight. I then began to count how many overweight people walked by before I saw someone of average or thin size. This was a rude awakening for me. After all, I was sitting with…
  • Garcinia Cambogia Dischem – Good Info

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

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

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

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

  • You Never Get a Second Chance to Make a First Impression

    Shar Rundio
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:10 am
    You’re ready to list your house for sale. You’ve done all of the nit-picky things your REALTOR recommended…removed clutter and personal items, done some repairs and touch up, had the house professionally cleaned. Now do you want to know a cheap {like $15 cheap}, easy way to make a great first impression when selling your home? Buy a new welcome mat. So simple and so overlooked. Aside from offering a place for buyers to wipe their feet so they don’t traipse dirt through your freshly cleaned house, a welcome mat sets the tone for the home you’re selling as soon…
  • Realty Executives First Annual Driving It Home Golf Tournament

    Nick Bastian
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:38 am
    This coming Monday, Realty Executives Phoenix will host their inaugural Realty Executives Driving It Home Charity Golf Tournament benefiting the Changing Lives Center for Women and Children. The tournament will be awesome and the money raised will go to a great cause. We will be playing the Padre Course at the Camelback Golf Club. I recently spoke with Joel Moyes, one of the new owners at Realty Executives. Joel mentioned how excited they are to have a great tournament, great prizes, a great company and a very worth while charity. “We really want to give back to the community”…
  • Tuesday’s Phoenix social follow of the week is @ChandlerBlvd

    Dean Ouellette
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:25 am
    Last week we announced we will be highlighting one person a week that we find interesting on social media. This week I want highlight the Instagram account of @ChandlerBLVD. ChandlerBlvd is an account that highlights the people and places in and around Chandler Arizona, and does so with some pretty amazing pictures. I have followed and engaged with ChandlerBlvd online for over a year. Whenever there is a big event in Chandler, you can be assured they will be there covering it with pictures to highlight the occasion. While the account focuses mostly on #DowntownChandler, you will also see them…
  • In The Desert – On The Lake

    Nick Bastian
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:55 pm
    When people from other parts of the country think of moving to Phoenix, they often think of the Valley of the Sun as a place where palm trees and cactus live and the heat feels like a blow torch on your skin. Rarely do they think of water, and I’d be willing to bet that it is even more uncommon for them to think of living on a lake. The fact is, we DO have some really cool lakefront homes in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Lots of them. Heck, we have The Lakes right here in Tempe, which is just minutes from other lake communities such as: The Islands, Crystal Point Estates or West Lake…
  • Starting Tuesday, Phoenix social follow of the week

    Dean Ouellette
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:39 am
    Starting April 21st we will be doing a weekly post for a Phoenix social follow of the week. Every Tuesday at 9am we will announce a social media account in Phoenix that we think you should be following. It could be someone on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Yelp, Pinterest, Meerkat, Vine or Snapchat. Ok, the chances we announce a Snapchat account are very unlikely. Yes, I have a Snapchat account, but I don’t think I have logged into it more than twice and have never posted. So unless we hire an 18-year old intern…. But who knows, maybe someone can get me to change my mind. The…
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    First Time Home Buyer Programs | Home Loans | Refinance

  • Closing Costs For FHA Reverse Mortgages

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

    Justin McHood
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:23 am
    Reverse mortgage loans are a popular option for senior citizens to tap the home equity equity in their homes. While there are a number of mortgage lender offering various reverse mortgage programs with different eligibility and qualification guidelines, the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) is the only one insured by the U.S. Federal Government. Any approved FHA lender has the ability to originate a HECM loan to help the seniors secure the financing they need. To be eligible for a FHA HECM, the homeowner must be at least 62 years old with a significant amount of equity in their primary…
  • How much can I borrow with a FHA Reverse Mortgage?

    Justin McHood
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:16 am
    The reverse mortgage program is getting popular with seniors and one of the questions that is often asked is: “how much can I borrow with the FHA reverse mortgage program?” The amount of money you can get from a Reverse Mortgage on your home depends on the following things: The type of HECM loan – Standard or Saver. The age of the youngest homeowner (borrower). The appraised value of the home. The current interest rate. The established (FHA) lending limit. Based on the HUD formula, the older you are, the more your home is worth, and the lower the interest rate, the more you…
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    Mortgage Rates & News from The Mortgage Reports

  • Current Mortgage Rates Responding To This Week’s Federal Reserve Meeting

    Dan Green
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:02 am
    The Fed adjourns from a 2-day meeting Wednesday. The group doesn't set mortgage rates but it can influence them. Read more, get instant quotes at rates near their lowest of all-timeClick for the complete post : Current Mortgage Rates Responding To This Week’s Federal Reserve Meeting.
  • VA Loans: 10 Things To Know About The 100% Mortgage Program

    Dan Green
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:22 am
    When home buyers discover they're VA loan-eligible, they want to know about how the program works. Important advice, plus live access to today's rates which are as much as 40 bps (0.40%) lower than comparable conventional rates.Click for the complete post : VA Loans: 10 Things To Know About The 100% Mortgage Program.
  • VA Loan FAQ: 10 Common Questions About 100% Mortgages

    Dan Green
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:14 am
    When home buyers discover they're VA loan-eligible, they want to know about how the program works. Important advice, plus live access to today's rates which are as much as 40 bps (0.40%) lower than comparable conventional rates.Click for the complete post : VA Loan FAQ: 10 Common Questions About 100% Mortgages.
  • Simple Mortgage Definitions : Pre-Qualification And Pre-Approval

    Dan Green
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:04 pm
    Buying a home? You'll need a pre-approval letter. Sellers won't think you're serious without it. Get a no-cost letter here, plus today's rates which are now near the lowest of all-time.Click for the complete post : Simple Mortgage Definitions : Pre-Qualification And Pre-Approval.
  • Mortgage Rates Today – Today’s Analysis on Rates

    Joe Farr
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:04 am
    Current mortgage rates and mortgage market movement. Today's mortgage rates and mortgage news. Live rate quotes available. News and data provided by MBSQuoteline, a real-time mortgage market data service available to loan officers, real estate agents, and other finance professionals.Click for the complete post : Mortgage Rates Today – Today’s Analysis on Rates.
 
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    Latest blog entries

  • 1922 Traditional home at 5064 Floristan.

    22 Apr 2015 | 10:56 am
    Life is easy when you live at this Eagle Rock home at 5064Floristan. Hungry? Just nip around the corner to Trader Joe's or any one of the nearby cafes and bistros. Drop off your cleaning, take a yoga class, get your hair done, shop for clothes and gifts, have a massage-- all without having to use your car.  Read More
  • 1950 Ranch Home at 4301 W Avenue 42

    15 Apr 2015 | 8:39 am
     In 1950, the California Ranch was the style of the day. Today, this 1950 Rancher has much of the original style with nice modern upgrades like custom cabinets and Silestone counters in the kitchen, central air and heat, a leased solar system, and a brand new roof! This is a beautiful home in Eagle Rock.  The current owners have also updated the kitchen and bathrooms, buffed and polished the floors, and maintained the house with love and care for the 15 years they've lived here. Read More
  • The Myth of Price Per Square Foot

    15 Apr 2015 | 7:58 am
    Every now and then, someone asks me to discuss what their home is worth as “price per square foot.” Fine, then. Here is my reasoning on why determining value by price per square foot is a myth. Looking at value in terms of price per square foot is an attempt to make value an easily quantified number that is real. Example: the average price per square foot for sales of homes in the 90041 zip code over the last 3 months is: $504. Therefore, the home at 2014 Estes Road is 1735 square feet and the value calculates out to be $874,440.   Great. Is that a real value? Should I list my home…
  • Ranch Style Home at 5006 Hartwick

    8 Apr 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Here is your chance to create your very own special retreat—a lovely 1941 ranch style home in Eagle Rock with lots of original detail and some desirable upgrades.  The third bedroom/den has a closet and is lined with paneling to continue life as an office/guest room if you like, or? The kitchen has been expanded into the former utility room to allow for a dishwasher and more counter space and the laundry is now in the garage below. Read More
  • 1927 Craftsman Bungalow at 4951 Hartwick

    1 Apr 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Charming 1927 Craftsman bungalow now available for LEASE, we have a home in Eagle Rock! The hardwood floors, an Arts & Crafts tile fireplace, lots of original windows, built-in cabinets in the formal dining room all add up to character, style, and a simpler time.  Read More
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    RealCentralVA.com

  • More Houses Coming to 29 North

    Jim Duncan
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:12 am
    Here’s the map from above, if you’re interested. 29 North is soon to get more houses.* 29 North will continue to be either one of the first areas ruled into the search by my buyer clients or the first to be ruled out. Note – I don’t intend for this to be anything other than an observation about the coming 600-800 new homes at 29 and Polo Grounds Road; the developers own the land, it’s in the growth area, and they’re going to build whatever they are permitted to build and make a profit. Charlottesville Tomorrow reports: Residents of the Forest Lakes community gathered…
  • Has Tesla made the Atlantic Coast Pipeline Obsolete?

    Jim Duncan
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:17 pm
    With the forthcoming Tesla home battery, is the proposed Dominion Power Atlantic Coast pipeline through Nelson County (and obviously other localities) obsolete before it’s a reality? Tesla (Tesla Motors, Space X, Hyperloop, and God knows what else) is apparently going to launch a battery for homes. Game. Changer. The biggest news here—and why utility companies are likely worried—is that with a cheaper, more accessible battery, homeowners will now very easily be able to achieve complete energy independence. You could store your power for off-peak usage, and you might be able to sell…
  • C-Ville’s State of the Charlottesville Real Estate Market

    Jim Duncan
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:00 pm
    File this under shameless self promotion as well as thanks and gratitude to C-Ville and to my wonderful clients for their interview. C-Ville did a great round up of where the Charlottesville real estate market is right now. Search the Charlottesville MLS Copyright RealCentralVA.com, LLC. If you like this post, please, visit RealCentralVA.comwhere this was originally posted. C-Ville’s State of the Charlottesville Real Estate Market Tweet
  • People Keep Saying Charlottesville is a Happy Place to Live

    Jim Duncan
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:01 pm
      Last year, Good Housekeeping said that Charlottesville was a happy place to live. This year, Harvard researchers have noted that Charlottesville is the “happiest city” in which to live. The Roanoke Times noted: The survey questioned people across the country about how happy and content they were and inquired into how satisfied they were with their lives. Of course, it’s easy to be happy living in a town that has been named the best town for food lovers by Wine Magazine; best college town in the country by Traveler’s Today; most exciting place in Virginia by Movoto;…
  • Some Good Questions Buyers Should be Asking

    Jim Duncan
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:13 am
    A few weeks ago I wrote about the Questions Buyers Should be Asking. This year, Reddit provides another great discussion that should be required reading for buyers – What is something you wish you’d checked before buying a property? I’m glad to see one of the suggestions is one that I have been recommending to buyer clients for years – snaking the sewer line from the house to the street. One of the roles I fill for my clients is helping them ask the questions they don’t know to ask; I call them my “dumb questions” on behalf of my clients. If you’re in the midst of…
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    Ubertor Real Estate Blog

  • INFOGRAPHIC: CREB® Explains the Value of Responsive Websites

    Bryan Garcia
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:29 am
    Our good friends over at CREB® have created an infographic to explain what responsive websites are, and the benefits they offer. With Google announcing the change in their mobile search algorithm to favour mobile friendly websites, responsive websites in the Real Estate sector have increased in popularity very quickly. If you have any questions about responsive websites, and how they can benefit your business, we’re happy to chat.
  • CREB Continues To Design and Build Beautiful Custom Real Estate Websites on the Ubertor Platform

    Bryan Garcia
    13 Apr 2015 | 12:17 pm
    How one email can get your week started on the right foot… Mark Hobbs – the Digital Sales Coordinator for CREB’s Media Services, was kind enough to share a list of newly designed custom Real Estate websites by CREB on the Ubertor platform early this morning. What I’ve truly appreciated about our partnership with CREB, is Mark and his team putting a lot of effort into meeting REALTORS®, understanding their needs, and crafting high quality, beautiful Real Estate websites on Ubertor’s platform. The positive feedback from REALTORS® about CREB’s media team has been…
  • Realtor Spotlight: Cloverdale Realtor, Bettina Reid on Balancing Life and Real Estate

    UberSandra
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:16 pm
    To make sales you have to be aggressive, to retain clients you have to be available 24/7 and to differentiate yourself from the competition you have to be cutthroat, right? WRONG! There are many pre-conceived stereotypes about what a Realtor is like and what qualities are needed to succeed and be memorable. I’m sure you’ve all been accused of being workaholics and maybe even brash at one point or another. Let’s face it, you probably held some of these notions about the professionals in the industry yourself. I know I did (no offence). After all stereotypes exist for a reason, but about…
  • North and West Vancouver Realtor, Stu Bell, Chooses Limelight Marketing and Ubertor for his Custom Real Estate Website

    Danica Lopez De Leon
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:40 am
    Specialist of North and West Vancouver’s fine properties, Stu Bell’s custom Ubertor Real Estate website designed by Platinum Ubertor Approved Vendor Limelight Marketing, speaks to its visitors with a luxurious and contemporary feel. Highlight’s of Stu Bell’s custom Real Estate website: Featured listings on the home page includes a slider feature, which displays property information. High resolution photos are utilized throughout the website, which makes the site appealing to visitors looking for properties. Stu’s feature listings, are displayed in a unique, horizontal wide…
  • Build Your Own Lead Generating ‘Custom Forms’ with Ubertor

    Bryan Garcia
    11 Mar 2015 | 9:44 am
    In today’s busy Real Estate world, agents rely on their website to generate leads. Leads can be captured through multiple channels, one which includes forms on a website. Since we’ve start building Realtor websites in 2000, we’ve seen over a million form submissions come through our websites – a majority of those being real leads, that turn into sales for thousands of Realtors on our platform. Our latest feature (due to popular request by our users) allows you to create custom forms for your Ubertor website. Our custom form builder is simple, using drag and drop…
 
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    Reverse Mortgage Daily

  • HUD Revises Reverse Mortgage Servicing Policies for Due Loans

    Jason Oliva
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:20 am
    Via two Mortgagee Letters issued Friday, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) detailed new servicing policies for Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs) that become due starting July 1, as well as loss mitigation options in the event of unpaid property charges. Mortgagee Letter 2015-10 consolidates and revises existing Federal Housing Administration (FHA) policy for all HECMs that become due and payable on or after July 1, 2015. Specifically, the letter addresses a number of servicing areas in this regard, including how and when a HECM is considered eligible to be called…
  • Zillow: Hottest Real Estate Markets for Buyers, Sellers

    Emily Study
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:17 am
    The hottest real estate markets for buying and selling aren’t just in California anymore.  Zillow’s latest analysis of the top housing markets reveals that while the Bay Area is still home to the country’s most competitive markets, other cities have joined the ranks. Denver, Seattle and Dallas-Fort Worth join San Jose and San Francisco to round out the top-five markets for sellers. There, homes are “flying off the market at or above asking prices, giving sellers the upper hand,” the online real estate database company says in a statement.  A sellers’ market, according to…
  • Friday Round Up: Quicken Loans Takes DOJ, HUD to Court

    Cassandra Dowell
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:10 pm
    In case you missed it… here’s what happened in reverse mortgage news this week.  Nation’s Largest FHA Lender Sues DOJ, HUD —Detroit-based Quicken Loans Inc. recently filed suit in Federal District Court against the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The lawsuit follows three years of probing by the DOJ. Liberty Home Equity Solutions Names Mike Kent New President — Mike Kent will be joining Liberty Home Equity Solutions, Inc. as the company’s new president, effective April 27. Reverse Mortgage Player Approved to…
  • How Reverse Mortgage Lenders Are Using Social Media to Their Advantage

    Cassandra Dowell
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:12 pm
    The growing use of social media is undeniable. People flock daily to Facebook, Twitter, and other online channels. The aging population is no exception. Today’s Baby Boomers and seniors are more connected than ever before, research shows. The Internet is the top source for gathering information on topics of interest for boomers and seniors — outpacing TV and print media by a substantial margin, according to a May 2013 study by Google and Ispos. And social networking sites are used by the majority of boomers and seniors daily with more than half following a group or organization on a…
  • DOJ Sues Quicken Loans for False Claims Act Violations

    Cassandra Dowell
    23 Apr 2015 | 2:09 pm
    The Department of Justice is charging Quicken Loans Inc., the nation’s largest Federal Housing Administration lender, for hundreds of violations in underwriting and originating FHA-insured loans.  The allegations do not include any reverse mortgage originations under Quicken’s One Reverse Mortgage company, the DOJ confirmed.  The United States filed a complaint on Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia under the False Claims Act. The lawsuit comes on the heels of a suit filed earlier this week by Detroit-based Quicken against the DOJ and Department of…
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    Wallingford Wired

  • Daffodil Festival Celebrates 37 Years at Hubbard Park

    Harriman Real Estate
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Over 600,000 daffodils. Over 100,000 attendees. Two days. One stupendous event! The 37th Annual Meriden Daffodil Festival in Hubbard Park is almost here and promises to be bigger and better than ever, with over 20 musical acts scheduled to perform this year and plenty of food, games, rides and activities on hand for everyone. The two day event kicks off on Saturday, April 25th and ends on Sunday, April 26th, but the amusement rides and food stations will be open starting at 5:30 PM on Friday, the 24th. The main event kicks off at 10:00 AM on the 25th, followed by the Daffodil Parade at 11:30…
  • Church of the Resurrection Carnival Returns to Wallingford

    Harriman Real Estate
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Everybody loves it when the carnival comes to town! Once again, Wallingford’s Church of the Resurrection is sponsoring their annual carnival April 22nd through the 25th in the parking lot adjacent to the church. The weather forecast for the four day event is for good weather on Wednesday, morning showers on Thursday, nice again on Friday, and occasional showers for Saturday, but the weather should not have any effect on the fun, games, rides and great food that always accompanies this much anticipated event. The venue will open nightly at 6pm and features a midway with more things to do…
  • Made in Connecticut Expo Debuts in Durham

    Harriman Real Estate
    13 Apr 2015 | 4:38 pm
    If you like shopping locally for great products made right here in Connecticut, you’re in for a treat this weekend. From elk burgers to goat soap, and hot sauce to honey, there will be plenty of homemade items to go around at Connecticut’s first ever Made in Connecticut Expo! When: Saturday and Sunday, April 18th and 19th 2015 Hours: 11:00AM to 6:00PM both days Where: Durham Fairgrounds, Durham, CT Who’s Invited: Everyone! Admission: $3.00 (includes parking); ages 17 and under are FREE More Info: https://www.facebook.com/madeinctexpo Come shop and meet over 100 Connecticut entrepreneurs…
  • New Listing: 68 Elmwood Drive, Meriden CT 06451

    Harriman Real Estate
    3 Apr 2015 | 2:47 pm
    Meriden, CT Home for Sale ! Home Photos Local Schools New Listing Patricia Harriman Harriman Real Estate LLC 203-672-4499 Questions? Schedule a Showing! 68 Elmwood Drive Meriden, CT 06450 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms : 2 ( 1 full, 1 half ) List Price: $195,900 Living Area Approx : 1092 This ranch home located at 68 Elmwood Drive has been lovingly cared for by the same owner for over 50 years. Spacious living room with large bow window for plenty of light. Eat-in kitchen open to dining room. There is a door off of the dining room to a charming sun porch. Hardwood floors under carpeting. Center Air.
  • Harriman Real Estate LLC Announces March 2015 Agent of the Month

    Harriman Real Estate
    2 Apr 2015 | 2:02 pm
    Harriman Real Estate LLC Announces March 2015 Agent of the Month It looks like we’re finally emerging from that long, dreary Winter and our agents are going gangbusters listing and selling homes! Like the previous two months, March’s competition was another close one, with three agents in the running right up until the final day. Fater the dust settled we do have a winner though, and we are proud to announce our Agent of the Month for March 2015: Donna Zona   Congratulations Donna! We’re so happy to see you win this month, your hard work has sure paid off. Now,…
 
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  • Bomb sighting prompts Israel to start airstrike

    27 Apr 2015 | 7:45 am
    Bomb sighting prompts Israel to start airstrikeGettyIsrael's military said it launched an airstrike on its border with Syria Sunday after troops saw 'a group of armed terrorists' with an explosive.Warning issued just hours beforeMore headlinesCorinthian Colleges to shut downCouple married for 74 years dies
  • 'Dark Knight' trial begins, new info emerges

    27 Apr 2015 | 7:45 am
    'Dark Knight' trial begins, new info emergesASSOCIATED PRESSWith the trial set to begin Monday, observers hope to finally learn what twisted a seemingly dedicated scholar into a sadistic killer.Former lawyer gives her blunt takeMore headlinesUS sends $1M in aid to NepalHackers access Obama's emails
  • Highest calorie restaurant dishes in the US

    27 Apr 2015 | 7:45 am
    Highest calorie restaurant dishes in the USGettyPasta with chicken might seem like a healthy choice, but be careful -- at one popular restaurant, a single serving has 63 grams of fat. Other belly-busting mealsMore from LifescriptBasic facts about obsesity8 things you don't tell your doctor
  • Huge hail and tornadoes hit Lone Star State

    27 Apr 2015 | 7:45 am
    Huge hail and tornadoes hit Lone Star Statealexbartholomew/InstagramSevere weather was sighted in parts of Texas late Sunday night -- and the threat continues on Monday.Shocking photos of storm More to seeSophia Bush devastated by NepalNew Brian Williams findings
  • Rescuers save climbers as death toll climbs

    27 Apr 2015 | 7:45 am
    Rescuers save climbers as death toll climbsAPClimbers who were at the base of Everest when Nepal's 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck were assisted by helicopter on Monday.Scary videos show avalancheMore on this storyActress grieves for ex-boyfriendUS sends response team, $1M
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  • Bomb sighting prompts Israel to start airstrike

    27 Apr 2015 | 7:45 am
    Bomb sighting prompts Israel to start airstrikeGettyIsrael's military said it launched an airstrike on its border with Syria Sunday after troops saw 'a group of armed terrorists' with an explosive.Warning issued just hours beforeMore headlinesCorinthian Colleges to shut downCouple married for 74 years dies
  • 'Dark Knight' trial begins, new info emerges

    27 Apr 2015 | 7:45 am
    'Dark Knight' trial begins, new info emergesASSOCIATED PRESSWith the trial set to begin Monday, observers hope to finally learn what twisted a seemingly dedicated scholar into a sadistic killer.Former lawyer gives her blunt takeMore headlinesUS sends $1M in aid to NepalHackers access Obama's emails
  • Highest calorie restaurant dishes in the US

    27 Apr 2015 | 7:45 am
    Highest calorie restaurant dishes in the USGettyPasta with chicken might seem like a healthy choice, but be careful -- at one popular restaurant, a single serving has 63 grams of fat. Other belly-busting mealsMore from LifescriptBasic facts about obsesity8 things you don't tell your doctor
  • Huge hail and tornadoes hit Lone Star State

    27 Apr 2015 | 7:45 am
    Huge hail and tornadoes hit Lone Star Statealexbartholomew/InstagramSevere weather was sighted in parts of Texas late Sunday night -- and the threat continues on Monday.Shocking photos of storm More to seeSophia Bush devastated by NepalNew Brian Williams findings
  • Rescuers save climbers as death toll climbs

    27 Apr 2015 | 7:45 am
    Rescuers save climbers as death toll climbsAPClimbers who were at the base of Everest when Nepal's 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck were assisted by helicopter on Monday.Scary videos show avalancheMore on this storyActress grieves for ex-boyfriendUS sends response team, $1M
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  • Bomb sighting prompts Israel to start airstrike

    27 Apr 2015 | 7:45 am
    Bomb sighting prompts Israel to start airstrikeGettyIsrael's military said it launched an airstrike on its border with Syria Sunday after troops saw 'a group of armed terrorists' with an explosive.Warning issued just hours beforeMore headlinesCorinthian Colleges to shut downCouple married for 74 years dies
  • 'Dark Knight' trial begins, new info emerges

    27 Apr 2015 | 7:45 am
    'Dark Knight' trial begins, new info emergesASSOCIATED PRESSWith the trial set to begin Monday, observers hope to finally learn what twisted a seemingly dedicated scholar into a sadistic killer.Former lawyer gives her blunt takeMore headlinesUS sends $1M in aid to NepalHackers access Obama's emails
  • Highest calorie restaurant dishes in the US

    27 Apr 2015 | 7:45 am
    Highest calorie restaurant dishes in the USGettyPasta with chicken might seem like a healthy choice, but be careful -- at one popular restaurant, a single serving has 63 grams of fat. Other belly-busting mealsMore from LifescriptBasic facts about obsesity8 things you don't tell your doctor
  • Huge hail and tornadoes hit Lone Star State

    27 Apr 2015 | 7:45 am
    Huge hail and tornadoes hit Lone Star Statealexbartholomew/InstagramSevere weather was sighted in parts of Texas late Sunday night -- and the threat continues on Monday.Shocking photos of storm More to seeSophia Bush devastated by NepalNew Brian Williams findings
  • Rescuers save climbers as death toll climbs

    27 Apr 2015 | 7:45 am
    Rescuers save climbers as death toll climbsAPClimbers who were at the base of Everest when Nepal's 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck were assisted by helicopter on Monday.Scary videos show avalancheMore on this storyActress grieves for ex-boyfriendUS sends response team, $1M
 
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  • Deputy Managing Editor posted an event

    4 Mar 2015 | 4:41 am
    Deputy Managing Editor posted an eventMIPIM 2015 at Palais des FestivalsMarch 10, 2015 to March 13, 2015MIPIM, the world’s leading property market, brings together the most influential players from all international property sectors - office, residential, retail, healthcare, sport, logistics and industrial, offering unrivalled access to the greatest number of development projects and sources of capital worldwide.The 26th edition will be held in Cannes, France from 10-13 March 2015. VISITConnect with the industry's key decision-makers and gain insight into the latest property trends and…
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    4 Mar 2015 | 4:31 am
    Deputy Managing Editor posted a videoMIPIM 2015- Official TrailerIntroducing MIPIM 2015... MIPIM gathers the most influential international property players from all sectors for 4 days of ultimate networking. With 19,400M²...
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    Apartment Ratings

  • Greening Your Spring Cleaning

    Elizabeth Beckel
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    The days are getting longer, trees are budding, and flowers are blooming – spring! Time to air out the house and scrub away the winter build-up. When living in a smaller space, it’s even more important to avoid harsh fumes and chemicals during your spring cleaning. But how to get the disinfected shine without the chemicals? Here are my favorite ways to banish stains, clogs, mold and more, with ingredients that are friendly to people and the environment! Shopping list: you can do most of the tough cleaning with little more some white vinegar (removes scum, disinfects), baking soda…
  • Apartments and Pets

    Eli Kooris
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Having a pet brings a new type of life and energy to your apartment. Of course, animals are naturally meant to be outside, so when they become your pets, each will have different requirements for their happy, comfortable lives. In other words, some apartments work better for some pets than others. Below are some details on which pets work best in which apartments, so you can be sure not to put your pet and yourself in an uncomfortable living situation. Apartments with Big Balconies Apartments with big balconies are ideal for birds and, ironically, for cats. Considering your birds will most…
  • Merging Furniture with a Roommate

    Kristin Hillery
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:42 am
    Whether you’re going to rent an apartment with a significant other or a friend, there’s one thing a lot of roommates forget to talk about before Moving Day: what furniture do you both have, and what furniture will you actually need? More than likely, you won’t need two sofas and two dining room tables. Read on for tips on how to tackle the task of merging furniture so both parties are happy and you can avoid any awkward arguments. Take Inventory You and your roommate should make a list of what you have. Don’t forget to include kitchen gadgets, too. This will give both of you a chance…
  • Warm Weather Safety Tips for Renters

    Heather Myers
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    With spring finally here and summer on the way, most of us are ditching the indoors for the warm sunny outdoors. While sunshine is one of the best things ever, warm weather also makes us more likely to leave our places wide open, giving intruders an easier entrance. If you’ve been out and about enjoying the sun lately, maybe catching yourself leaving a door or window open here and there, read these tips so you can continue to enjoy the sun and keep yourself safe. Doors When it’s warm out, we all are more inclined to go on spontaneous walks with Fido or a quick bike ride. While…
  • 4 Important Questions to ask Prospective Roommates

    Eli Kooris
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:13 am
    A new roommate is both an exciting and nerve-wracking thing to have—but a necessary one. As you most likely know, having roommates allows people to afford apartments with amenities, sizes or locations they could otherwise never afford since each roommate is paying a share of the rent and bills. The only catch is that you have to live with someone else—usually a stranger. So before this person moves into your apartment with you, sharing your personal space and responsibility for paying the month-to-month bills, the questions listed below are important to ask them. Where Do You Work? A…
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    Inman

  • Baseball stars featured in franchisor’s video series — again

    Teke Wiggin
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:22 am
    Real estate franchisor Coldwell Banker has partnered with MLB.com, the website of Major League Baseball, for a second consecutive year to produce video profiles of the homes of more than a dozen baseball stars ...
  • The story of why people haven’t been buying homes: Fear of rejection

    Steve Cook
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    A year has passed since I worked with a client on a national survey of prospective buyers that would help real estate professionals understand better why the numbers of mortgage applications keep falling below expectations. At that time, as now, it looked like the stars had aligned for home buying ...
  • Anouk Nora on how transparency vs. privacy depends the client

    Inman
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:15 am
    The TOWN Residential representative talks about her visual orientation, how she decides whether to meditate or relax with a cocktail -- and why she's "a compulsive searcher." ...
  • Creative strategies for overcoming seller staging objections

    Bernice Ross
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Your ability to overcome the seller's objections about staging not only influences how much the seller will net, but how hard you will have to work to sell the listing. If you're struggling with the objection, "I don't see any need to stage our property," a little creativity can quickly put that objection to rest ...
  • 5 simple ways real estate agents can use JotForm

    Craig Rowe
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:45 am
    A critical part of every website is its capture methodology. That is, the tactic for leading a site user to your "Contact Us" form, or some such iteration of an online form that results in a person giving you permission to reach out to them. Forms are under-used, in my opinion. We should put them in more places than contact pages ...
 
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    New at craigmische.com

  • Level, Sandy Lakeshore

    Craig Mische
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:42 pm
    If limited parking isn’t an issue and you are in the market for a lake home with level, sandy lakeshore at Alexandria’s Chain of Lakes, contact me as soon as possible. There is a new real estate listing that I was at tonight that has all of these features…and more. The price is sub-$350k and is much better in person than what is shown in the listing photos. The owners did a perfect job in designing an appealing lake cabin. Most importantly, where it is located is level, sandy lakeshore where the depth increases very gradually. Perfect for little kid, and big kids such as…
  • Busy at Alexandria’s Lakes

    Craig Mische
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:57 am
    The north end of Lake Le Homme Dieu is keeping contractors busy at the north end of Lake Le Homme Dieu as you will see towards the end of the video below that I recorded yesterday afternoon on a drive to a home on the east side of the 1,800 acre lake in Alexandria. County Road 120 NE Others that are busy this spring are home buyers. If you have spoken with me in the last few months you probably heard my opinion that our lakefront market will be turning into a seller’s market this year. I think I have been proven correct a little sooner than I expected. An example. I am working with a…
  • Keep Updated on Lake Homes

    Craig Mische
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:20 am
    This is the view (a fall view) from the shoreline of a new listing at Lobster Lake on Shelkay Lane. The lake home will be in the newsletter I will send via email tomorrow to subscribers along with other new lake home listings from the past week, lake homes that went into escrow (a Purchase Agreement was accepted) and the lake homes that closed escrow (sold). You can always learn of new lake home listings by visiting my 24 Hour Hot-Sheet page or asking me to alert you but the weekly newsletter might be helpful for you to build an opinion on values. And its easy as it arrives in your inbox…
  • Using Google’s Custom Search Engine

    Craig Mische
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:38 pm
    I monitor use of my site closely. Part of it is out of interest to know what lakes are being searched the most for homes and lots for sale but I also want to make sure my site is useful to buyers and sellers so I am interested in what features are the most popular. A statistic that I am disappointed in is how often the Google Custom Search Engine that I have deployed is being used. In can be found on the right sidebar of most pages of my site as well as at the bottom of the home page and the pages dedicated to lake homes for sale, residential homes for sale and lake lots for sale. What is…
  • The Benefits of “No Longer Allowed”

    Craig Mische
    12 Apr 2015 | 8:31 am
    Last week the Wall Street Journal had an article titled ‘The Last of Their Kind’. The article was about zoning rule restrictions that don’t allow homeowners to add certain features to their homes and how if a home has a feature that is no longer allowed, it could be an advantage over other properties when it is time to sell. Since the no longer allowed feature already existed, it is ‘grandfathered-in’. I thought of this article yesterday when I was at a Lake Carlos home that has a boathouse. Lake home owners can no longer build any permanent structures within the…
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    Developments

  • Senator Grassley Questions Appointment Of New FHA Head

    Joe Light
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Senator Charles Grassley is challenging the method by which the HUD Secretary installed a new head of the Federal Housing Administration
  • New Rallying Cry Among Investors in Europe: “Go East”

    Art Patnaude
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:45 am
    With competition heating up in European real estate markets, it’s time for investors to look to the region’s central and eastern fringes, according to a new report from adviser Cushman & Wakefield. Economies in countries like Czech Republic, Poland, and Hungary are improving, and the relative shortage of debt “can open up opportunities for equity investors,” the report said. Prague and Warsaw are the leading property markets in this region, although there are others “with obvious geopolitical risks to consider but also high potential returns,” it said. Budapest “is perhaps the…
  • HUD Puts In New Protections For Struggling Homeowners

    Joe Light
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:25 am
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Friday said that it would make a number of changes to its program of selling delinquent mortgages to investors and nonprofits, putting in protections to attempt to prevent foreclosures and help nonprofits buy more of their loans.
  • Are Entry-Level Homebuyers Really This Gung-Ho Yet?

    Kris Hudson
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:01 pm
    D.R. Horton sold roughly 2,000 of its entry-level Express brand homes in the first three months of 2015, or 18% of its total sales, according to the company’s second quarter fiscal results released Wednesday. That’s big, considering that D.R. Horton is the largest U.S. builder by unit sales.
  • Treasury Department: Fannie, Freddie Bailout Wasn’t A Loan

    Joe Light
    21 Apr 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Treasury Department for the first time clearly laid out its view on the bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: The bailout wasn't a loan, but an investment on which taxpayers are now being compensated.
 
 
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    HUD Press Releases

  • HUD Announces Changes to Distressed Asset Stabilization Program

    24 Apr 2015 | 5:07 am
    WASHINGTON – Today, HUD announced significant changes to its Distressed Asset Stabilization Program (DASP). In an effort to better serve homeowners looking to avoid foreclosure, loan servicers will now be required to delay foreclosure for a year and to evaluate all borrowers for the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) or a similar loss mitigation program. HUD is making additional improvements to the Neighborhood Stabilization Outcome (NSO) sales portion of DASP which are aimed at increasing non-profit participation. Updates include giving non-profits a first look at vacant…
  • HUD and Census Bureau Report New Residential Sales in March

    23 Apr 2015 | 5:07 am
    Sales of new single-family houses in March 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 481,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Census Bureau.
  • NYU Wins HUD's Student Design, Planning Competition

    22 Apr 2015 | 5:07 am
    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced a graduate student team from New York University (NYU) the winners of HUD's second annual Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition. The NYU team developed a plan for the redevelopment of a senior affordable housing high-rise in Houma, Louisiana. HUD also announced a team from UCLA as the runner up.
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    What's New on HUDclips

  • Mortgagee Letters

    23 Apr 2015 | 3:22 am
    2015-11 Loss Mitigation Guidance for Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs) in Default due to Unpaid Property Charges 2015-10 Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Due and Payable Policies
  • PIH Notices

    23 Apr 2015 | 3:21 am
    2015-07 Funding Availability for Tenant-Protection Vouchers for Certain At-Risk Households in Low-Vacancy Areas - Fiscal Year 2015 2015-06 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Privacy Protection Guidance for Third Parties
  • HUD-3 Forms

    23 Apr 2015 | 3:17 am
    HUD-305 HUD Manufactured Home Retailer Report - Home Tracking Information HUD-306 HUD Manufactured Home Retailer Report - Home Installation Information HUD-307 HUD Manufactured Home Installer License Application HUD-308 HUD Manufactured Home Installation Trainer Registration Application HUD-309 HUD Manufactured Home Installation Certification And Verification Report HUD-312 State Installation Program Certification Form
  • Form HUD-92273-S8

    23 Apr 2015 | 3:13 am
    Rent Comparability Grid
  • HUD-9 Forms

    22 Apr 2015 | 3:28 am
    HUD-91126-ORCF Financial Statement Certification HUD-91128-ORCF Initial Operating Deficit Escrow Calculation HUD-91725-ORCF Guide for Opinion of Borrower's Counsel - (Edits) HUD-92476-ORCF Escrow Agreement for Non-critical, Deferred Repairs HUD-9442-ORCF Memo for Post-Commitment Early Start of Construction Request
 
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    Investments

  • Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: What’s the diagnosis for the "sick" housing market?

    26 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    With 1.2 million buyers missing from the marketplace, something is wrong. But where is the real problem? Also, the interest rate and mortgage bond outlook, home prices, industry confidence and more.
  • Investors still bullish on single-family rental market

    24 Apr 2015 | 3:26 pm
    While some recent downward pressure on yields experienced by the much larger institutional investors has somewhat tempered the enthusiasm surrounding single-family rentals, investors are still bullish on the performance of the new asset class.
  • NASDAQ to delist Home Loan Servicing Solutions

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:52 pm
    The next shoe has dropped in New Residential Investment’s acquisition of Home Loan Servicing Solutions. The company announced late Friday that it received a letter earlier in the week from NASDAQ, which stated that the stock exchange is delisting Home Loan Servicing Solutions, effective at the opening of business April 29, 2015.
  • Five Oaks breaks into jumbo mortgage bonds

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:01 pm
    After participating in two jumbo mortgage bond offerings brought by other issuers in 2014, Five Oaks Investment Corp. is launching a jumbo mortgage bond of its own. The offering, which will be issued as Oaks Mortgage Trust Series 2015-1, is backed by 383 mortgages with a total balance of approximately $267.2 million.
  • Market demand causes Freddie Mac to upsize first actual loss STACR deal

    22 Apr 2015 | 11:55 am
    Citing market demand, Freddie Mac increased the size of its latest Structured Agency Credit Risk series offering, which gives investors the opportunity to secure actual loss positions for the first time. Here are the details.
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    Real Estate Broker Market News- IQ Real Estate

  • Free Real Estate Marketing

    27 Apr 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Get quality referrals and leads. Post Flash Property Listings (up to 10 photos per listing, no limits). Upgrade to Photo / Premium Broker / Agent Listing for free. If you are a 4-Star Agent or Broker, you should check IQRealEstate.com out. Over 900,000 agents listed. We are by far the Fastest Growing Directory online. Over 300,000 pages indexed in search engines. Be IQ Smart.
  • How to find out if your real estate broker is licensed

    13 Apr 2015 | 12:04 pm
    How to find out if your real estate broker is licensed. Natalie Brunell investigates a Rancho Mirage woman who ran a real estate business for years without a license, until a client took her to court.
  • The Case For a Big Year in Home Sales

    13 Apr 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Waltham-based real estate broker Anthony Lamacchia predicts that 2015 will be a great year for Massachusetts's home sellers due to better weather, an improved economy, and low interest rates.
  • Lee & Associates Opens Second Office in Ohio

    13 Apr 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Lee & Associates, the nation's largest broker-owned commercial real estate firm, continues to make office expansion one of its top priorities as the firm announces the opening
  • MRED's New Listing Distribution Solution

    10 Apr 2015 | 12:04 pm
    LISLE, Ill. -- Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland's multiple listing service (MLS), has introduced functionality to its customers that allows Brokerages to easily and effectively manage and control ...
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  • Free Real Estate Marketing

    27 Apr 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Get quality referrals and leads. Post Flash Property Listings (up to 10 photos per listing, no limits). Upgrade to Photo / Premium Agent Listing for free. If you are a 4-Star Agent or Broker, you should check IQRealEstate.com out. Over 900,000 agents listed. We are by far the Fastest Growing Directory online. Over 300,000 pages indexed in search engines. Be IQ Smart.
  • Real estate agent avoids punishment over termite house

    14 Apr 2015 | 12:04 pm
    A real estate agent who sold a house infested with termites to first-home buyers has escaped punishment for unsatisfactory conduct related to the sale of the house.Wayne Heron sold a Te Aroha home to Tobi Lawton and Sarah Lee, who...
  • Businessman tries to involve MPs in High Court case

    13 Apr 2015 | 12:04 pm
    A real estate company owner in a dispute with an agent over use of a brand name has tried to have two Members of Parliament give evidence in the case.The case between Dermot Nottingham and Auckland agent Martin Honey is currently...
  • Real estate owner's High court bid rejected

    13 Apr 2015 | 12:04 pm
    A real estate company owner in a dispute with an agent over use of a brand name has tried to have two members of Parliament give evidence in the case.The case between Dermot Nottingham and Auckland agent Martin Honey is currently...
  • Real estate people

    13 Apr 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Michelle Crabtree, of Premier Sotheby's International Realty, has been selected as a 2015 Five Star Real Estate Agent. This is the eighth year that she has been a winner for providing exceptional service and overall satisfaction, a distinction held by only the top 6 percent of Realtors.
 
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    Planetizen: The Urban Planning, Design, and Development Network

  • Op-Ed: Minneapolis Pedestrian Bridge to Nowhere

    Planetizen
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Okay, technically it leads to the new Vikings stadium, but Nick Magrino doubts its benefits justify $6 million of public spending. A proportion of the Metropolitan Council is inclined to agree.
  • The Case for a Walkable Cleveland

    Planetizen
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    In this long-form article, G.M. Donley reminds us why walkable and diverse communities have become such a planning staple. In Cleveland, New Urbanism contends with a history of sprawl and decreasing population.
  • Wave of the Future? Tapping Wave Energy for Desalination

    Planetizen
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    The future has arrived in Western Australia thanks to new technology created and implemented by Carnegie Wave Energy. The CETO project marries renewable power with desalination—a timely marriage when droughts and climate change take center stage.
  • How Urban Ugliness Increases Stress

    Planetizen
    26 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    The definition of blight may be in the eye of the beholder, but it may also be subconscious. Broken windows, abandoned buildings, and weed-filled yards may actually create stress and degrade health, according to a small study out of Philadelphia.
  • Making a Place for Cities in International Climate Change Negotiations

    Planetizen
    26 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Secretary of State John Kerry recently began a two-year term as the chair of the Artic Council. He used the occasion to make a call for a stronger role for cities in international efforts to fight climate change.
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    Business Insider

  • New 'Batman: Arkham Knight' trailer shows you'll be able to play as multiple characters in game

    Kirsten Acuna
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:53 am
    A new trailer for the next — and presumably last — chapter in Rocksteady and Warner Bros. Interactive's Batman series debuted Monday morning, and the game just keeps looking better and better.  After a series of short teasers the past few days, the latest trailer for "Arkham Knight" confirms that you'll be able to play as multiple characters in the game including Nightwing, Robin, and Catwoman, all characters fans were able to play as in 2011's "Batman: Arkham City" Please enable Javascript to watch this video The latest trailer shows off a new "dual play" feature which will allow…
  • 'Shark Tank' investor Lori Greiner explains how she sees businesses differently from Kevin O'Leary and Mark Cuban

    Richard Feloni
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:49 am
    A phrase you'll commonly hear on "Shark Tank" is, "You're a product, not a company," and the investor most likely saying it is either Kevin O'Leary or Mark Cuban. O'Leary said it in the fourth season, for example, about the car accessory Drop Stop. He offered its cofounders Marc Newburger and Jeffrey Simon $300,000 in exchange for a royalty deal but suggested he didn't have faith that relying on a single product was profitable at scale. "Right now what it does is it uses capital [and] the bigger it grows," he said. "It just sucks cash. The bigger you get, the more distribution you get, the…
  • Britain's first HIV home-testing kit has gone on sale, and it's incredibly reliable

    AFP
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:46 am
    London (AFP) - Britain's first legally-approved HIV self-testing kit went on sale online on Monday, promising a result in just 15 minutes with a 99.7 percent accuracy rate. Developers hope the BioSure HIV Self Test will help identify the estimated 26,000 people in Britain who have HIV but do not yet know. "Knowing your HIV status is critical and the launch of this product will empower people to discreetly test themselves when it is convenient to them and in a place where they feel comfortable," explained BioSure founder Brigette Bard. Early diagnosis reduces the risk of passing the disease on…
  • Heartrending final farewells for Indonesia death row convicts

    Nick Perry
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:41 am
    Cilacap (Indonesia) (AFP) - Led by the hand through a scrum of reporters to an Indonesian prison island, the six-year-old Filipino looked confused and frightened as he made one of his final visits to his mother before her execution.During the visit to Nusakambangan Island, Filipina maid Mary Jane Veloso gently explained to six-year-old Mark Darren and her second son, 12-year-old Mark Danielle, that she would not be coming home.  "She tried to explain again," Veloso's elder sister Marites Veloso-Laurente told AFP during an interview in Cilacap, the port town that is the gateway to the…
  • Economic activity in Texas is still plunging

    Myles Udland
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    The oil crash is hammering the Texas economy.  The latest manufacturing index from the Dallas Fed came in at -16, better than last month's -17.4 reading, but below expectations for -12.  Last month's reading was the lowest reading in 2 years.  But this report's real impact is seen in the comments form the state's business leaders, which show that the oil crash is still weighing on activity in Texas. Big time.  According to a comment from an executive in the fabricated metal manufacturing sector, "Our oil and gas customers have come to a complete stop. It looks like…
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    Inman

  • Baseball stars featured in franchisor’s video series — again

    Teke Wiggin
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:22 am
    Real estate franchisor Coldwell Banker has partnered with MLB.com, the website of Major League Baseball, for a second consecutive year to produce video profiles of the homes of more than a dozen baseball stars ...
  • The story of why people haven’t been buying homes: Fear of rejection

    Steve Cook
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    A year has passed since I worked with a client on a national survey of prospective buyers that would help real estate professionals understand better why the numbers of mortgage applications keep falling below expectations. At that time, as now, it looked like the stars had aligned for home buying ...
  • Anouk Nora on how transparency vs. privacy depends the client

    Inman
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:15 am
    The TOWN Residential representative talks about her visual orientation, how she decides whether to meditate or relax with a cocktail -- and why she's "a compulsive searcher." ...
  • Creative strategies for overcoming seller staging objections

    Bernice Ross
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Your ability to overcome the seller's objections about staging not only influences how much the seller will net, but how hard you will have to work to sell the listing. If you're struggling with the objection, "I don't see any need to stage our property," a little creativity can quickly put that objection to rest ...
  • 5 simple ways real estate agents can use JotForm

    Craig Rowe
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:45 am
    A critical part of every website is its capture methodology. That is, the tactic for leading a site user to your "Contact Us" form, or some such iteration of an online form that results in a person giving you permission to reach out to them. Forms are under-used, in my opinion. We should put them in more places than contact pages ...
 
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    All HW content

  • Black Knight: Home prices tick up slightly in February

    27 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Colorado leads in gains while Connecticut saw the biggest decline. How did your housing market fare? Read on to find out.
  • Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: What’s the diagnosis for the "sick" housing market?

    26 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    With 1.2 million buyers missing from the marketplace, something is wrong. But where is the real problem? Also, the interest rate and mortgage bond outlook, home prices, industry confidence and more.
  • Investors still bullish on single-family rental market

    24 Apr 2015 | 3:26 pm
    While some recent downward pressure on yields experienced by the much larger institutional investors has somewhat tempered the enthusiasm surrounding single-family rentals, investors are still bullish on the performance of the new asset class.
  • Impac comes roaring back

    24 Apr 2015 | 3:08 pm
    A tremendously positive earnings report sent Impac Mortgage Holdings’ stock soaring on Friday. The company isn't back to its pre-crisis heights, but it's on its way.
  • NASDAQ to delist Home Loan Servicing Solutions

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:52 pm
    The next shoe has dropped in New Residential Investment’s acquisition of Home Loan Servicing Solutions. The company announced late Friday that it received a letter earlier in the week from NASDAQ, which stated that the stock exchange is delisting Home Loan Servicing Solutions, effective at the opening of business April 29, 2015.
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    House Price Crash News Blog

  • BBC 5 Live: Your call: How can we get it right on Housing ?

    doomwatch
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:35 am
    Simple; build more social housing and enforce proper tax & regulate BTL landlords.
  • Telegraph: New landlord 'mansion tax' marks fresh attack on buy-to-let

    cornishman
    26 Apr 2015 | 2:43 am
    Anti-landlord sentiments expressed by politicians across the sector have raised fears of a further crackdown by the next government – whatever form it takes.
  • BBC: Election 2015: Labour plan to stop 'massive' rent increases

    tenyearstogetmymoneyback
    25 Apr 2015 | 11:55 pm
    Since my own experiment in renting ended with a 30% rent increase, because the landlord decided he "could make more money from two flats" (as reported in a Parliamentary enquiry) I like this idea. I think the Conservatives have the words investment and speculation muddled in their response. p.s. It seems very quiet on here these days. I wonder if it is the clam before the storm.
  • Telegraph: How about a genuinely radical housing policy – a free market

    cornishman
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:48 am
    The housing market has been distorted for decades by one government after another. From great waves of council house building in the immediate post-war years, to tax relief on mortgage interest payments, to sell-offs of state housing, to keeping property taxes low, and restrictions on building in the most popular areas, fix has been piled upon fix until a functioning market has just about ceased to exist.
  • FT: Capital and labour are already deregulated, now is the time for land

    pete green
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:34 am
    The FT's Lead Editorial has a swingeing indictment of the problems facing the UK, which has been forgotten in the charade of our election commentary. The fundamental issue to this is the Land (and Housing) market. We need cheaper homes and a free land market to stimulate enterprise and development and as the FT recognises the only way to do this properly is to introduce a Land Value Tax. The UK productivity crisis is the worst in the developed world and is masking the so called 'jobs miracle'.
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    Developments

  • Senator Grassley Questions Appointment Of New FHA Head

    Joe Light
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Senator Charles Grassley is challenging the method by which the HUD Secretary installed a new head of the Federal Housing Administration
  • New Rallying Cry Among Investors in Europe: “Go East”

    Art Patnaude
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:45 am
    With competition heating up in European real estate markets, it’s time for investors to look to the region’s central and eastern fringes, according to a new report from adviser Cushman & Wakefield. Economies in countries like Czech Republic, Poland, and Hungary are improving, and the relative shortage of debt “can open up opportunities for equity investors,” the report said. Prague and Warsaw are the leading property markets in this region, although there are others “with obvious geopolitical risks to consider but also high potential returns,” it said. Budapest “is perhaps the…
  • HUD Puts In New Protections For Struggling Homeowners

    Joe Light
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:25 am
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Friday said that it would make a number of changes to its program of selling delinquent mortgages to investors and nonprofits, putting in protections to attempt to prevent foreclosures and help nonprofits buy more of their loans.
  • Are Entry-Level Homebuyers Really This Gung-Ho Yet?

    Kris Hudson
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:01 pm
    D.R. Horton sold roughly 2,000 of its entry-level Express brand homes in the first three months of 2015, or 18% of its total sales, according to the company’s second quarter fiscal results released Wednesday. That’s big, considering that D.R. Horton is the largest U.S. builder by unit sales.
  • Treasury Department: Fannie, Freddie Bailout Wasn’t A Loan

    Joe Light
    21 Apr 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Treasury Department for the first time clearly laid out its view on the bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: The bailout wasn't a loan, but an investment on which taxpayers are now being compensated.
 
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    The Housing Chronicles Blog

  • BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 4/24/15

    24 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 4/24/15 on the Web.In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:March new home sales dipped from 7-year high but still up 19 percent year-over-yearInitial unemployment claims rise by 1,000 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 4/23/15

    23 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 4/23/15 on the Web.In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:March existing home sales jumped to highest rate in 18 monthsFHFA House Price Index rose 0.7 percent in February and 5.4 percent over previous 12 monthsMortgage applications rise 2.3 percent in latest surveyWant 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 4/21/15

    21 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 4/21/15 on the Web.In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:Leading Economic Index rose 0.2 percent in March, but rate of growth slowingCPI rose 0.2 percent in March but down 0.1 percent over previous 12 monthsConsumer sentiment rises more than expected in AprilWant 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 4/17/15

    17 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 4/17/15 on the Web.In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:Housing starts rose 2.0 percent in March to 926,000 paceBuilding permits fell 5.7 percent in March, but still above 1 million-unit annual pace since last JulyInitial unemployment claims rise by 12,000 in latest report, but 4-week average almost flatEmpire State Manufacturing Survey shows flat business activity in AprilPhildalphia Fed's Business Outlook Survey rose modestly in AprilMortgage applications fall 2.3 percent in latest…
  • BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 4/16/15

    16 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 4/16/15 on the Web.In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:Builder confidence rises four points in April to 56Retail sales rebounded in March for first time since NovemberProducer Price Index rose 0.2 percent but down 0.8 percent over previous 12 monthsBusiness inventories rose more than expected in FebruaryIndustrial production fell 0.6 percent in March and 1.0 percent in first quarter of 2015Want to advertise in the newsletter and reach over 130,000 readers? Contact National Sales…
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    NHC Open House Blog

  • Help! What degree should I get for a career in affordable housing?

    22 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    by Eva Wingren, Young Leaders in Affordable HousingFor people in the age cohort targeted by the Young Leaders in Affordable Housing, extensive post-bachelor’s education might be required to even get a foot in the door for some of the highly technical careers in housing. On the other hand, with skyrocketing levels of student loan debt, it is important to choose your graduate degree program wisely. This blog series will feature the personal experiences of YLAH members with a variety of different graduate degrees to help you determine which type of program will help you accomplish your career…
  • The latest research on the connection between affordable housing and health

    22 Apr 2015 | 6:46 am
    by Janet Viveiros, National Housing ConferenceAffordable housing leads to better health outcomes than unaffordable, unstable and poor quality housing. The Center for Housing Policy’s new report, The Impacts of Affordable Housing on Health, is an update to a 2011 report, by the same name, that reviews research on the various ways that housing influences health. The latest edition of the report includes the most recent research on the connection between housing and health outcomes for individuals of all ages. New research on the impact of housing costs, quality and stability on health…
  • House panel looks at public private partnerships for affordable housing

    20 Apr 2015 | 11:15 am
    by Amanda Gold and Ethan Handelman, National Housing ConferenceOn April 16, 2015, the Housing and Insurance subcommittee held a hearing entitled, “The Future of Housing in America: Increasing Private Sector Participation in Affordable Housing.” The subcommittee heard testimony from four witnesses:Adrianne Todman, executive director of the DC Housing Authority (DCHA).Brad Fennell, senior vice president of WC Smith. James Evans, director of Quadel Consulting. Sheila Crowley, president and CEO of the National Low-Income Housing Coalition. All of the witnesses stressed the…
  • Lessons learned in Seattle and beyond

    14 Apr 2015 | 12:19 pm
    by Chris Estes, National Housing ConferenceLast week we had the pleasure of holding Solutions for Housing Communications: Building Acceptance for Affordable Housing in Seattle in partnership with the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance and the Housing Development Consortium of Seattle-King County. We were pleased to host big contingents from Washington state and California, in addition to attendees from 13 other states and a diverse range of professionals like developers, local and state government officials, service providers, communicators and advocates. Special thanks to NHC board of…
  • Deep in the heart of NIMBY

    14 Apr 2015 | 11:06 am
    News from NHC by Amy Clark, National Housing ConferenceCommunity opposition is one of the most vexing challenges to affordable housing development. NHC is exploring solutions. Here’s what we’ve learned so far.Start by looking in the mirrorAt Solutions for Housing Communications in Seattle last week, we kicked off the convening with an exploration of the psychology and language of not-in-my-backyard (NIMBY) sentiment. As I emphasized in my presentation, the concerns expressed by neighbors of prospective affordable housing developments are usually unfounded, but they’re…
 
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    Real Estate News

  • Historic Round Mountain Stagecoach Inn for Sale in Texas Hill Country

    Angela Colley
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:15 am
    Saddle up, partners, we’re hitting the trail. The Round Mountain Stagecoach Inn in Round Mountain, TX, is perfect for someone who wants a home with some history. It is listed at $624,900. Built in 1874, the property was originally used as an overnight stagecoach stop between Austin and the Texas hill country. Today, it’s a historically preserved private home with limitless possibilities. Unlike with many historic properties, a buyer won’t be hamstrung by rules and regulations. “The property is historically registered, but it is not a full designation. Whoever buys it has…
  • Phillies Pitcher Cliff Lee Looks to Deal Philadelphia Condo for $6.9M

    Craig Donofrio
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:15 am
    Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee is selling his condo in Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, PA, for $6.9 million, according to Philly.com. Lee’s luxury condo offers spectacular views of the City of Brotherly Love. You can gaze over the historic Rittenhouse District and enjoy viewing the cityscape from the condo’s 20th-floor terrace. With this condo, you won’t have a need to drive anywhere—this unit comes with a chauffeur and a $94,000+ Mercedes-Benz S550. But if you do own a car, you’ll get two automated spaces in the underground parking garage. According…
  • Green Homes Are So 2010: The Future Is Wellness Communities

    Chrystal Caruthers
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    Kids in the community garden at Grow Community, Bainbridge Island, WA In 2000, Ray and Sarah Victurine bought a big house on 2.5 acres of Bainbridge Island. Like most Americans, they wanted space. With a 3,000-square-foot house and vast stretches of grass, their kids and dog were allowed to run freely. But, Ray Victurine said, his family felt isolated. There were neighbors in the distance, but the car was their primary connection to people and places—to the world beyond their home. “This is the United States,” he said. “People don’t just drop by other…
  • The Reading Room: Wall Shelves Inspired by Postmodern Architecture, and a Message to ‘Marijuana Refugees’

    Realtor.com Team
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:58 pm
    Floating house shelves by Judson Beaumont. Credit: Straight Line Designs Could there be anything more adorable than these floating shelves that feature Mid-Century Modern home dioramas?! No. No, there could not. [Straight Line Design] Georgia says to “marijuana refugees”: “Y’all come back from Colorado, now!” [Vice] New Yorkers share their walks through the city in a new interactive feature, and if you’re in New York City, you can, too. [New York Times Magazine] Ikea has some kooky ideas about how we’ll use our kitchens just 10 years from now.
  • Big Bear Is Waking Up: Buy Your Own Lodge in the Mountains

    Craig Donofrio
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:42 pm
    The sleepy resort town of Big Bear, CA, is getting a wake-up call—thanks to an anticipated influx of cash. Area property values are looking up for the first time in quite a while. The owners of Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, a popular resort near Mammoth Lakes, recently purchased Bear Mountain and Snow Summit, two resorts in the Big Bear area. The Los Angeles Times believes the owners are going to put up luxury hotels and draw cash-flush clientele with resorts only a couple of hours from Los Angeles. So if you’re looking for an investment opportunity, this seven-bedroom Frank Lloyd…
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    Web Real Estate Tools

  • Another Arkansas Realtor attacked

    Peter Toner
    26 Apr 2015 | 1:02 pm
    Woman tries to kidnap Realtor at gunpoint. According to the police report, the realtor was showing a house on Hidden Creek Drive, Fayetteville, Arkansas to a woman named “Makayla.” The realtor reportedly told officers that “Makayla” was carrying a diaper bag when she... Summary only - Visit our site for the full article!
  • Staying safe when showing homes to strangers

    Peter Toner
    7 Apr 2015 | 4:57 pm
    The NAR recommends that you first meet a strange prospect … … at your office, photocopy their drivers licence, leaving a copy with your reception along with your itinerary.  The California Association of Realtors (CAR) go a LOT further, recommending that before even meeting with a... Summary only - Visit our site for the full article!
  • Alternative choice for Realtor safety

    Peter Toner
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:07 am
    Full riot gear specially built for real estate agents! Protective gear is a sure fire way of safety while showing homes to strangers! Order you full kit now – features include: Full helmet and visor with built in communication system for emergency alerts. Full adjustable shoulder protection... Summary only - Visit our site for the full article!
  • Agent handcuffed and held captive last January

    Peter Toner
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:08 pm
    One agent in Elk Grove, CA thought it was OK … … to meet a strange prospect at a property earlier this year. What she didn’t know, was she had just confirmed an appointment with a convicted sex offender. NEWS10ABC: David Timothy Burnhart, 47, was arrested Friday outside of a home... Summary only - Visit our site for the full article!
  • How verification of Photo ID’s can be a problem.

    Peter Toner
    19 Mar 2015 | 11:57 am
    Author Asks Security Expert To Steal His Godaddy Domain/Account & He Does Being in the business of identity verification, we monitor the web for stories about photo ID fraud and abuse. This interesting article describes in detail how the authors GoDaddy account was hacked by Vinny Troia, the... Summary only - Visit our site for the full article!
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    Miami Beach Real Estate Blog

  • Bal Harbour Luxury Oceanfront Condo Market Index | April 2015 | Edition 1

    Ashton Coleman
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:41 am
    Bal Harbour Luxury Oceanfront Condo Market Index | April 2015 | Edition 1 The shores of Bal Harbour have long been one of the world’s most desired and most prestigious residential destination locations. Those fortunate enough to call Bal Harbour home will find themselves immersed in the full luxuries of the chic Bal Harbour lifestyle. Welcome to Edition #1 of the Bal Harbour Condo Index. After many years of researching the Miami market along with promoting the Sunny Isles Beach Condo Index, I decided it was finally time to show the local trends and statistics for Bal Harbour luxury condos.
  • Just Listed | JADE Ocean 1201 | Sunny Isles Beach Luxury Condo

    Ashton Coleman
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:40 am
    Just Listed | JADE Ocean 1201 | Sunny Isles Beach Luxury Condo This unique 12th floor residence includes over 2,800 SF (264 Sq. Meters) offering a spacious family area with walls of glass leading to direct ocean views and a large wrap-around corner terrace. A Flow through floor plan with three balconies boasting Ocean and City views. Decorated with style and comfort. Enter your home to a private foyer with marble floors throughout, marble baths, electric shades, and integrated smart home system. Top of the line white Snaidero kitchen including black granite, Miele appliances, Blanco…
  • Just Listed | JADE Ocean 807 | Premier Location on Sunny Isles Beach

    Ashton Coleman
    13 Apr 2015 | 7:39 am
    Just Listed | JADE Ocean #807 | Premier Location on Sunny Isles Beach This unique Jade condo residence includes over 1,100 SF (108 Sq. Meters) with a bonus den & spacious family areas. The large balcony offers endless Atlantic Ocean views. Decorated with style and comfort. Marble floors throughout, custom mirrors and closets, electric blinds and top of the line Snaidero kitchen including Miele appliances & Sub-Zero refrigeration. Enter to a semi-private foyer, with open Den, marble baths, generous walk-in closet, electric blackout shades and integrated smart home system. Furnishings…
  • Just Listed | La Perla 2405 | Luxury Condominium on Sunny Isles Beach

    Ashton Coleman
    11 Apr 2015 | 7:25 am
    Just Listed | La Perla 2405 | Luxury Condominium 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 a 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…
  • Sunny Isles Beach Luxury Condos $1M+ | A 5-Year Snapshot

    Ashton Coleman
    17 Mar 2015 | 11:28 am
    Sunny Isles Beach Luxury Condos $1M+ | A 5-Year Snapshot In a review of where we are today and where we are going, we find a shifting market to what so many still believe to be a seller’s market. We are not only in a neutral market but a rapidly shifting buyer’s market** with a good selection of new inventory as we find in the previous Sunny Isles Beach Condo Index. The good news is that appreciation may still occur this year. Certain statistics and trends are in favor of our market doing well, but a crucial indicator is the rise in inventory with a widening gap between asking…
 
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    Real Estate Investing Blog

  • 99 Reasons You Shouldn’t Rent To That Tenant

    PMGuardian
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    If you’re looking for a reason to reject a potential tenant because of a gut feeling, here are 99 reasons to do so.  If something seems “off” and you don’t know why, trust your instincts.  Your neighbors and other tenants will thank you. 1. They try and get you to lower the rent before they even see the property. This is a sure sign that this tenant can’t really afford the property.  Asking before the showing means that the value of the property means little to them, they only care about the cost. Read the rest of 99 Reasons You Shouldn’t Rent To That Tenant » For…
  • Powerhouse Job Markets

    John Burns
    6 Apr 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Three powerhouse metropolitan areas — New York, Los Angeles, and Houston — together accounted for one of every seven new jobs created in the country over the last three years.  These top three markets added 300,000+ new jobs from 2012 through 2014. A total of 17 metro areas added at least 100,000 new jobs during that three-year period.   Read the rest of Powerhouse Job Markets » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2015 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate Investments. Your Premier Source for Turnkey Investment Property.
  • How America Became a Nation of Renters  [Infographic]

    Marco Santarelli
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:15 am
    The percentage of U.S. households that own a home has dropped significantly since 2008, and experts say this downward trend may well continue for at least several more years. Over the last ten years the nation has lost 1 million net homeowner households and has gained a whopping 10 million rental households. Read the rest of How America Became a Nation of Renters  [Infographic] » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2015 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate Investments. Your Premier Source for Turnkey Investment Property.
  • Linear and Cyclical Real Estate Markets

    Marco Santarelli
    17 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    There are two basic types of real estate markets: Linear and Cyclical. Cyclical Markets Cyclical markets are real estate markets that tend to have larger price moves up and down over the years. Property values move up and down like a roller coaster ride with noticeable peaks and troughs. They are the shooting stars of housing booms (and busts). Cycle lengths vary between markets but often last between 7 to 10 years from end to end. Read the rest of Linear and Cyclical Real Estate Markets » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2015 by Marco…
  • American “Nightmare”: Real US Homeownership Rate Has Never Been Lower

    Tyler Durden
    10 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    The transformation of the American Dream, most broadly manifested in popular folklore as the aspiration of the US middle-class to own a home (even if it means agreeing to a 30-year loan with one’s friendly neighborhood too-big-to-fail bank), into the American Nightmare, in which an entire generation (the Millennials) is locked out of purchasing a home due to over $1 trillion in student loans hanging over every financial decision, an abysmal jobs market (for everyone but college educated “waiters and bartenders” whose hiring is on a tear), and banks’ unwillingness to…
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    Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate News

  • REALTOR Magazine - features a story about teaming up with a partner

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates)
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:06 am
    Imagine my surprise yesterday when I was on Facebook and I saw our faces come across the news feed. Turns out we were featured in Realtor Magazine. Ok, I paused for a minute and thought. What? How did that happen? Seriously Patty Blackwelder have been busy, very busy this year. We haven't had much social time to chit chat. LOL! Turns out that Mary Beth Klatt a freelance writer for REALTOR Magazine found Patty Blackwelder here on Active Rain.Patty wrote a blog titled  Blogging on Active Rain  Worked for Me in Only Six Short Months. and that peaked Mary Beth enough that she called Patty to…
  • What do you do if you must sell your home VACANT..

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates)
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:13 am
    You know you are going to be moving soon. Your home will be VACANT during the selling period. You fear the expenses will add up fast.(Utilities, HOA fee's, taxes,mortgage payments, cleaning lady and now lawn care) You know the condition is good. Everyone says it is a great house. You are not willing to stage the house. You cannot afford that right expense You are willing to clean it, move everything out and hire a cleaning lady. You can't change the location, it is what it is. You are not willing to make any changes in the house. You have to move. You do not have help from a relocation…
  • Open House Sunday- 12459 Manchester Way, Woodbridge VA

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates)
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:04 am
    To view more photo's go to Twins Selling Real Estate Listings For Sale OPEN March 29th from 2 pm to 4 pm. Or simply call Peggy James 703-851-3085   Peggy James  703-851-3085  Listing Specialist For The Twins Selling Real Estate  Visit our website TwinsSellingRealEstate.com   Find Home For Sale RIght Now in the Lake Ridge Virginia area Learn what your Lake Ridge Virginia Home is Worth Right Now   "Our Goal is Your Goal!" Twins Selling Real Estate EXIT Realty Associates 8998 C Lorton Station Blvd, Lorton Virginia 22079 Equal Housing Opportunity Call 703-851-3085
  • The Spring Real Estate Market is off to a good start in Lake Ridge VA

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates)
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:46 am
    Well Spring is finally here in Lake Ridge Virginia. Soon the Daffodils will be up and the Dogwoods will be in bloom. So many people I meet with, think that they should wait and list their home for sale just before school gets out. Caution needed with this thought process! I cannot tell you how many times over the years homeowners hoping and needing to sell  are left standing in shock when they realize they missed the "Spring Real Estate Market" The Spring Real Estate Market in the Prince William County Virginia area including Lake Ridge, Woodbridge, Manassas, Occoquan and Dumfries Virginia…
  • Single family home with garage for $275,000 in Dale City Virginia

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates)
    22 Mar 2015 | 12:27 pm
                             Just Listed                               4821 Kentbury Ct, Woodbridge Virginia 22193 "Fair Warning...this home is being sold "AS IS" as is. and one step inside you will soon discover it is stuck in the 1970's. "That said...it is priced to sell quick.            The  home has wallpaper, brown paneling, heavy drapes, blue carpet and it just looks tired. It needs a cosmetic face life that is why it is priced well below the others. Did you  know a lender can help you get the home you want even it needs fixing…
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    Taunya Fagan Bozeman Real Estate Blog: SW Montana Homes: MLS Listings

  • Bozeman Real Estate Market Report All 2015

    Taunya Fagan, Montana Real Estate: Bozeman Luxury Real Estate: (PureWest Properties, Christie's Bozeman Real Estate)
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:05 am
     The number of Bozeman real estate listings in 2015 to date is 675The average days on Bozeman's real estate market is 200. The median price for Bozeman property is $489,500.For the complete Bozeman Real Estate Market Report 2015Today, the average price for a Bozeman home is $910,256, but do not let this deter you because the minimum price of a Bozeman home for sale is $22,900, and the maximum price for a Bozeman property is $18,750,000. Bozeman has homes for most every price range, but don't wait too long because prices for Bozeman homes for sale continue to climb!               …
  • Bozeman Building Permits Q1 2015 Report

    Taunya Fagan, Montana Real Estate: Bozeman Luxury Real Estate: (PureWest Properties, Christie's Bozeman Real Estate)
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:06 am
    New Construction Permits for the first quarter of 2015 for all types of Bozeman real estate:Single-family, residential dwellings, including condos and townhomes; duplexes, triplexes, and multi-family units; Bozeman commercial construction projects to be built on Bozeman lots and land.This Bozeman building permit report includes FYTD January to March 2015 for not only Bozeman new construction, but additions and remodels to present Bozeman properties.Taunya Fagan, Christies, PureWest Montana Real Estate, 1612 W. Main Street, Bozeman, MT 59715 - 406.579.9683
  • Find All Bozeman Real Estate MLS Zones

    Taunya Fagan, Montana Real Estate: Bozeman Luxury Real Estate: (PureWest Properties, Christie's Bozeman Real Estate)
    22 Feb 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Have you ever wondered, what are the boundaries of each of the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) zones, i.e., maps for indicating the areas for Bozeman Montana Real Estate Listings? Need the Bozeman Real Estate MLS Map Link?View Other Bozeman Homes For SaleTaunya Fagan Christie's PureWest Bozeman Luxury Homes, giving you the advantage...406.579.9683 - 1612 W. Main Street, Bozeman, Montana 59715
  • 1071 Brookdale Drive Bozeman Real Estate Taunya Fagan

    Taunya Fagan, Montana Real Estate: Bozeman Luxury Real Estate: (PureWest Properties, Christie's Bozeman Real Estate)
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:19 pm
    SOLD! - Taunya Fagan Bozeman Luxury Real EstateSOLD! - Exceptional quality and fine finishes in this 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, Bozeman home with office. Private setting backing to trails/farmland in sought after Alder Creek Subdivision.One of the nicest Bozeman homes for sale in Alder Creek, this modern farm house has a beautiful vaulted kitchen with significant marble topped island, stainless steel appliances, wine fridge.Living area is open and airy with reclaimed sliding barn door, wood burning stove and deck access.Luxury master suite with deck access to hot tub, marble tiled bathroom,…
  • New Taunya Fagan Bozeman Real Estate Website

    Taunya Fagan, Montana Real Estate: Bozeman Luxury Real Estate: (PureWest Properties, Christie's Bozeman Real Estate)
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Taunya Fagan is one of Southwest Montana’s most consistent, award winning real estate agents and has consistently been recognized as a top real estate agent in Bozeman, Southwest Montana, and the Pacific Northwest. Taunya Fagan offers buyers and sellers extensive experience finding and selling distinctive Montana properties, has the knowledge and expertise you need to help sell or buy Montana property, and is assiduous in each Bozeman real estate transaction.Please visit Taunya's new, world-class Bozeman Montana real estate website to search for homes, luxury real estate, land, ranches,…
 
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    KW Blog

  • Stanford Publishes Study on Keller Williams Culture

    Keller Williams Realty International
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Researchers at the Stanford Graduate School of Business have published a report in their Closer Look series on the importance of culture at Keller Williams. It marks the third time that the prestigious business school has studied Keller Williams. A PDF of the nine-page report by David F. Larcker and Brain Tayan is available to download for free. Download the full study here The new study reviews the company’s operating model in detail and answers: How important is culture as a determinant of economic outcomes? Are culture and incentives the same, or is culture something greater? Are some…
  • Building a Green Network to Help Your Clients

    Keller Williams Realty International
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:16 am
    From plumbers to architects, as a real estate professional, you refer clients to industry-specific experts. One area that has gained increased popularity is green living. Here are some tips for building a green network that will help you help your clients ‘Green Their Home!’ As their real estate agent, you can help your conservation-minded homeowners form a “green team,” according to Green Your Home, the guidebook from Keller Williams Realty. This group of professionals can assess properties for green opportunities and prioritize the projects that will make the biggest impact or cost…
  • Farm Your Way to a Rich Harvest of Leads- Keller Williams Associates Share Lead Generation Tips

    Keller Williams Realty International
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:35 am
    “There are two things that every agent should master—the database and something listing-specific in strategy that you can do in high volume,” says Steve Schlueter, BOLD Coach, MAPS Coach and OP for the Round Rock, Texas, market center. One strategy that fits the second bill is farming. During Family Reunion, Schlueter, along with agents Michael Perna, Cindy Baglietto and Allison Van Wig, shared their tried-and-true door-knocking tips and other techniques that have helped them reap huge rewards from their geographic farms. First, find the best area for your farm. “I’m always looking…
  • Tips for Better Presentation Skills

    Keller Williams Realty International
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:51 pm
    We all know how to learn, but do you know how to teach? Without even realizing it, most real estate agents are actually training every day. From listing presentations, where you educate your client on pricing strategy, to assisting your buyers in understanding affordability and the purchase process, you are an instructor. You have the knowledge. By enhancing your presentations skills you can get your message across even more effectively. Tips for a Better Presentation To build, prepare and deliver short presentations that resonate with your audience, keep in mind that an effective…
  • Using the Keller Williams Models to Innovate and Expand

    Keller Williams Realty International
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:36 am
    Investing in Innovation Home4Investment’s Ben Kinney uses the Keller Williams models to innovate and expand. When Ben Kinney decided to launch a couple of startup technology companies, he turned to the Keller Williams models and systems that had helped him create one of the nation’s top producing real estate teams. If it ain’t broke, he reasoned, don’t fix it. “From the first day I started my career in real estate at Keller Williams, I knew I was going to learn how to follow the models from The Millionaire Real Estate Agent (MREA) and build a successful team,” Kinney says. “What…
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    The Real Deal New York

  • Government briefs: New proposal could spur more modular development, city relations on affordable housing are stormy … and more

    Claire Moses
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    From left: Bill de Blasio, Pacific Park and Melissa Mark-Viverito From the April issue: Federal scrutiny of the mayor’s housing plans could bring efforts to expand affordable housing to a standstill, a proposal from the mayor’s office may help developers looking to build modular structures and more in this month’s government briefs. [more]
  • Bjarke Ingels may replace Norman Foster at 2 WTC

    Claire Moses
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:05 am
    From left: Bjarke Ingels, Norman Foster and Larry Silverstein Larry Silverstein and Rupert Murdoch’s media companies 21st Century Fox and News Corp are talking to Danish starchitect Bjarke Ingels to potentially design the final tower at the World Trade Center. Ingels would replace the British architect Norman Foster, who first designed 2 World Trade Center a decade ago, the Wall Street Journal reported. While Ingels would seriously alter the original designs, the Danish starchitect‘s design would keep the height — roughly 1,270 feet — and size — roughly 3 million square…
  • The Wrap: The secrets behind Carnegie Hall, what’s the actual size of NYC? … and more

    Claire Moses
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:31 am
    Carnegie Hall 1. Long Island City vs. Williamsburg — which one wins? [DNAinfo] 2. Carnegie Deli closes due to a gasline issue [Crain’s] 3. Yodle moves into new offices [NYP] 4. The secrets of Carnegie Hall [amNY] 5. #TBT to the opening day of the World’s Fair [Bowery Boys] 6. What is the actual size of New York? [SpareFoot] 7. Photographs show what’s life is like inside NYCHA projects [NYT] — Claire Moses
  • New look available for Lexin Capital’s 75 Nassau

    Claire Moses
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    From left: Renderings of 75 Nassau (Credit: ODA Architecture) and 75 Nassau Street A new look is available at Lexin Capital’s 75 Nassau Street. The developer filed an application to build the 40-story tower with the Department of Buildings last month. Now, ODA Architecture’s renderings have been released and first published by New York YIMBY. The new tower will have retail space on the first two floors and offices on the third and fourth floors. Metin Negrin’s Lexin Capital bought the site from the Century 21 department store company for $46 million. According to the…
  • 41 contracts for $4M or more signed last week

    Claire Moses
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    From left: 14 East 63rd Street, 1040 Fifth Avenue and Jeff Blau Manhattan saw 41 contracts signed for $4 million or more — the highest number in one week so far in 2015 — last week, according to the latest Donna Olshan luxury market report. Last week also saw the highest number of co-ops sold since the first week of December. Condos still outsold co-ops 28 to 11. Two townhouses went into contract. The biggest deal of the week was Related’s Jeff Blau’s former unit 14A at 1040 Fifth Avenue for $34.5 million. The three-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom pad first hit the market for $43…
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    Northern Virginia Real Estate Blog

  • 606 Yeonas Dr SW Vienna VA 22180 – Open Sunday 4/26

    thebeltteam
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:48 am
    606 Yeonas Dr SW Vienna VA 22180  – has been listed by The Belt Team and is open Sunday, April 26th from 2-4PM! Here’s a sneak peek! Price and LOTS more photos of 606 Yeonas Dr SW Vienna VA 22180 Call Kevin Kleifges & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 to schedule a showing! Free Instant Online Home Valuation – What Is My Home Worth? Vienna Real Estate Stats “Life In Vienna” Blog Search Vienna Homes For Sale $600,000 to $650,000 Search Vienna Homes For Sale $650,000 to $750,000 Search Vienna Homes For Sale $750,000 to $850,000 Search Vienna Homes For Sale $850,000 to…
  • New Homes Open in Vienna – April 26

    thebeltteam
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:45 am
    If you happen to be out and about for the Parade of Homes this weekend, stop by both of our new homes in the Town of Vienna – 116 & 118 Tapawingo Rd SE. OPEN SUNDAY, APRIL 26th 1-4PM Proudly built by Somerville homes and listed by The Belt Team! You’ve driven by a million times. Now you can see inside! Here’s a sneak peek of 116 Tapawingo Rd SE: Price, info and LOTS of photos of 116 Tapawingo Rd SE Vienna VA 22180 Price, info and LOTS of photos of 118 Tapawingo Rd SE Vienna VA 22180 Call Kevin Kleifges & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 to schedule a showing. Search…
  • 3438 Upside Ct Falls Church VA 22042- Open House April 26

    thebeltteam
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:34 am
    3438 Upside Ct Falls Church has had an amazing renovation just completed AND the price has been significantly improved to $750,000. You can see it at our open house on Sunday! Super spacious & delightfully renovated! The addition features a first floor master suite, plus an upper level with two bedrooms and a full bath. The rest of the main level has two additional bedrooms, a fabulous updated kitchen and more! OPEN SUNDAY, APRIL 26 2-4 PM More info & lots of photos of 3438 Upside Ct in Falls Church Call Terry Belt & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 to schedule a showing. Search…
  • 15 Arell Ct Alexandria VA 22304 – Listed by The Belt Team

    thebeltteam
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:23 am
    This gorgeous Quaker Village townhouse at 15 Arell Ct Alexandria VA 22304 has just been listed by The Belt Team. OPEN SUNDAY, 4/26, 2-4PM! Here’s a sneak peek! More info, price & additional photos of 15 Arell Ct in Alexandria Call Tom Reilly & The Belt Team at (703) 629-1263 Come home to elegant living in a convenient location in this Pulte built luxury townhome, featuring an open floor plan and shining hardwood floors on the first two levels.  Step outside from the living room onto a two-level deck that enhances the living space by providing additional room for…
  • “Budget Like Its 1999″ and Other Tips for First Time Homebuyers

    thebeltteam
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:39 am
    Your son or daughter graduates from college. And they move back home. It’s all good for a while. They were away at school for 4 years (5 in our case!) and it’s really nice to have them around. Then, all of a sudden, you both start thinking about the day when they move out again. That’s what happened to us last year. Our daughter Melissa graduated from college, moved home and got her first job (as a teacher at a Catholic school). She made it through her first fall of teaching and as the new year arrived, she started thinking about moving out. While teaching is very…
 
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    Corporate Real Estate

  • JLL United States Office Outlook – Q1 2015

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

    CRE Editors
    3 Apr 2015 | 4:40 am
    JLL global market report: “The major global real estate markets are in better shape than at any time since the Global Financial Crisis, with the continued momentum in capital markets now... Please click on the link to read complete commentary. Thank you!
  • Global Office Rent Cycle MarketView | Q4 2014

    CRE Editors
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:32 pm
    Global Office Rent Cycle MarketView | Q4 2014 Please click on the link to read complete commentary. Thank you!
  • International Investment Atlas Summary 2015

    CRE Editors
    17 Mar 2015 | 6:52 pm
    From Cushman & Wakefield: The International Investment Atlas report has been prepared by Cushman & Wakefield to provide an introduction to the world’s key commercial real estate investment... Please click on the link to read complete commentary. Thank you!
  • How 3-D Printing Will Revolutionize Commercial Real Estate

    CRE Editors
    9 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Colliers has a two page document evaluating how 3D printing will affect commercial real estate in the future: Densification: less inventory, less space Location, Location, Location: rethinking the... Please click on the link to read complete commentary. Thank you!
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    Ensor Realtors

  • We Just Listed 6000 Shepherd Mountain Cv UNIT 708, Austin TX 78730!

    Shannon Ensor
    10 Apr 2015 | 12:37 pm
    We have a new listing that is coming soon in West Austin at 6000 Shepherd Mountain Cv, Unit 708, Austin, TX 78730.  Located in the popular MonteVista Condominiums, this 706 sqaure foot 1-bedroom condo offers low-maintenance living (Common Insurance, Exterior Maintenance, Trash Collection and Water Fees are provided by the HOA) and a perfectly-affordable alternative to the high-end homes ...
  • We Just Listed 13205 Coleto Creek Trl, Austin TX 78732!

    Shannon Ensor
    2 Apr 2015 | 5:59 am
    We just listed a beautiful home for sale at 13205 Coleto Creek Trl! Located in the coveted River Heights Overlook section of Steiner Ranch, this exemplary residence boasts an array of high-end finishes and a wonderful floor plan built by Drees Homes. At 4,163 square feet of living area (per TCAD), there is abundant space for ...
  • MLS Stats: Strong Demand, Higher Prices for Sendero Springs

    Matthew Morgan
    9 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Last year on May 1, 2014, I wrote an article about a neighborhood in Round Rock titled: Why Sendero Springs is Experiencing a Seller’s Real Estate Market. This was written during a time when there was scarce inventory on the MLS for available homes in the neighborhood.  If you look back at that article, you can ...
  • Homes in Santa Rita Ranch Are Selling Quickly…And Here’s Why!

    Cynthia Spencer
    9 Mar 2015 | 3:15 pm
    I was recently working with a buyer who was looking for a home in the Liberty Hill and Leander areas. This young man was being relocated to the Austin area from out-of-state for his job. His new workplace is closer to Marble Falls, but his fiancee will be joining him, and she needed a more densely populated area for ...
  • Homes Now Selling in Tessera on Lake Travis!

    Joseph Ensor
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:36 pm
    While I was on my way to The Hollows today, I saw a few signs about a new community in Lago Vista called Tessera on Lake Travis.  I decided to go take a look and see what this community was all about.  The weather was overcast today, but here is what the community looked like on a ...
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    THE TENANT ADVISOR

  • This Week’s Recommended Reading

    CoyDavidson
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:48 pm
    5 Articles to Read this Weekend Research Shows What Type Of Office Makes Employees More Productive All responsible managers want their employees to be comfortable in their working environment. Some companies will go above and beyond to make their spaces unlike any other. But in the end, their hope is to increase creativity and productivity… […]
  • This Week in Healthcare Real Estate

    CoyDavidson
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Healthcare Real Estate News from Across the Web More Hospital Centric Real Estate “On Campus” Inside the Top 50 Metros Revista has completed its first round of market reports for the top 50 metro areas. Overall, there are 26,545 medical properties in the top 50 metro areas. Of this, we count 1,895 hospitals, 15,116 medical […]
  • This Week in the Economy

    CoyDavidson
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Stocks Rebound for the Week All three major stock indexes posted gains in value for the week. The Dow was up 1.42% for the week, while the tech heavy Nasdaq posted the largest gain for the week at 3.25%. The S&P advanced 1.75%. Below are links to the top economic stories of the week for the United States, […]
  • 25 Articles for a Better Office Lease

    CoyDavidson
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:16 pm
    There is a lot to know when it comes to signing a favorable commercial office lease and also selecting a property and office space that provides the right working environment for your company. Your interests are best served with the assistance of a professional tenant representative. Take a look at these articles, I think you […]
  • Colliers International Houston Golf Tourney Benefits Houston Furniture Bank

    CoyDavidson
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:47 am
    Colliers International Houston Charity Golf Classic Yesterday, was our Annual Client Appreciation Golf Tournament at Falcon Point Golf Club in Katy, a fun day of golf with some our professionals and clients. Every year our efforts raise funds for a deserving Houston Charity. Making Empty Houses Homes This year’s recipient was Houston Furniture Bank. A special thanks […]
 
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    Learn Real Estate Investing | Lifestyles Unlimited

  • (April 24, 2015) The Del Walmsley Radio Show: You Can’t Beat The Cycle

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:17 pm
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/bc558c1ebf3cfdcaeaafb99fd494b2322821e282/LURadio042415.mp3 On this podcast, Del Walmsley masterfully analyzes the insane growth of the apartment industry over the past 12 months. As part of his analysis, he reveals a cycle of reinforcement for this industry that is music to the ears of any RE investor. So, if you’re looking for the bigger picture, this is the place to get it! The post (April 24, 2015) The Del Walmsley Radio Show: You Can’t Beat The Cycle appeared first on Lifestyles Unlimited.
  • Case Study: Chris J.

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:59 am
    What started with a viewing of a Youtube video on a tour in Afghanistan has blossomed into a full blown real estate renting extravaganza for Chris J. This video highlights the powerful connection between our mentors and members here at Lifestyles Unlimited and heralds the amazing success of a military veteran! Watch as Chris tells you his story and explains his new move into multi family investing. The post Case Study: Chris J. appeared first on Lifestyles Unlimited.
  • Case Study: Devin E.

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:54 am
    Devin latched onto the mentorship offered at Lifestyles Unlimited from the very beginning. Check out how his coaching has paid off since joining and be sure to pay special attention to the end of the video where he explains how he achieved success in our program. The post Case Study: Devin E. appeared first on Lifestyles Unlimited.
  • (April 23, 2015) The Del Walmsley Radio Show with Special Guest, JB Durham: The All-You-Can-Eat Buffet of Investing

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:42 pm
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/96a8d60dbbf716f602702c1f4f1ac6e3524b8398/LURadio042315.mp3 All of a sudden your stock falls due to corporate malfeasance, but that’s a story that will be buried or altered 7 ways till Sunday, possibly even as an effort to protect the very shareholders who suffered. Your 401k takes a hit because the private equity firm managing it provided a misleading evaluation of the risk involved with a new investment option. Good luck trying to seek restitution for that. Heck, even the conservative bond market is sometimes described…
  • (April 22, 2015) Del Walmsley with LU Member, Rupa K: Born To Lead

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    22 Apr 2015 | 2:48 pm
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/93e1e30783f304983dccb550f54ea64ea32f6c70/LURadio0422152.mp3 What are the characteristics that embody a leader? It could be argued that a leader is someone that has to make tough decisions, which sometimes are based on no experience whatsoever, in order to navigate an entirely new team to a never-before-achieved goal and a better standard of living. If that is indeed the embodiment of a leader, then Rupa K fits the bill perfectly. She was born to lead and fortunately Lifestyles Unlimited has the perfect investment track for…
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    Your Home in Calgary - the Calgary Real Estate Market

  • Just Listed 336 Ascot Circle SW

    Monika Furtado
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:53 pm
    Beautifully finished 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath end unit townhouse with double garage located in the Enclave of Castle Keep in sought after Aspen Woods. This end unit provides many additional side windows so the entire property is light and open. Immaculately maintained it is in as-new condition. The SW facing patio with gas BBQ line is just off the dining room which is open to the kitchen and family room. The front windows all look out to the tree grove and greenspace. Upgrades include quartz counters, stainless steel appliances and large centre island with raised bar. Hardwood floors run the…
  • Calgary Real Estate Market Update - April 6, 2015

    Monika Furtado
    6 Apr 2015 | 8:46 am
    It is just after the Easter holiday. Most folks with children will be returning to normal routines after the spring school breaks. There's a touch of snow on the ground, but it should be gone in a couple of days, and with spring comes our seasonally busiest time of the year in Calgary's real estate market. On Saturday I was showing a client homes in NW Calgary. Of the 8 we wished to view, 4 were under contract. Price range $400,000 - $440,000. As sellers now most often keep their listings active during the condition period, there is lag time before the status is posted on a…
  • Just Listed - 27 Nolanfield Heights NW Calgary

    Monika Furtado
    5 Apr 2015 | 7:31 am
    This move in ready home in Nolan Hill is walking distance to the parks and new retail under development. The Trico Homes Delbridge II offers an open plan layout across the entire main level. The living room flows to a large dining area and then to the large kitchen with stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, dark maple cabinets and large island which looks out to the main level. This is a great entertaining space to host friends and family. Large windows, hardwood floors and stone work around the gas fireplace add to the appeal. Step out to the south facing deck complete with stairs…
  • Just Listed - 4205 18 St SW in Altadore

    Monika Furtado
    2 Apr 2015 | 6:34 pm
    Stunning detached home by Stephens Fine Homes located on a quiet tree lined street in Altadore. Excellent central location close to downtown, parks, schools, shops and Marda Loop. This 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home is exceptionally finished and has a sought after west backyard for those late summer evenings. Design details include an open riser curved staircase, wide plank hand scraped walnut hardwood floors, extensive lighting details, coffered ceilings in the dining area and living room, 8 ft doors, 9 ft ceilings on all levels, upgraded appliance package, granite counters, painted maple shaker…
  • Just Listed / Open House this Sunday - 111 Cougar Plateau Circle SW

    Monika Furtado
    13 Mar 2015 | 7:32 am
    Just listed today. This stunning home is a must see. Stop by our Open House Sun Mar 15 2-4 pm   Custom executive home in the Promontory, Cougar Ridge minutes to COP, downtown, playgrounds, private schools, Westside and more. Fully finished on all levels this home is beautifully designed with elements such as cathedral ceilings in the foyer and front office, coffered ceiling in the living room, custom kitchen cabinetry, high end appliances, walk through pantry to the mud room and custom built-ins throughout. The main level begins at the office and then extends to an open floor plan…
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    Property Management Software

  • New Year and New Laws for Landlords, Property Managers and Owners in California

    Property Management Software
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:19 am
      New Year and New Laws Assembly bill no. 10 Effective since first of July 2014, it requires that the minimum wage of the property manager to go $9/hour and effective January 1, 2016 it will be required of all landlords to pay $10/hour to the managers. Senate Bill no. 612 Tenants can notify the landlords that themselves or any other member of the household was the victim of adult abuse/sexual abuse/domestic violence/human trafficking and wants to end the lease. In order to terminate the lease a written notification must be produced along with the attached copy of one of the following: 1.
  • Boosting Return on Investment in Property Management Business

    Property Management Software
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:02 am
      Boosting Return on Investment Talk about any business whether it’s a property management business or event management business or running a regular cafeteria in local street, success depends on the investment vs. return on investment. A successful business is characterized by the ROI that is greater than investment. However knowing the fact and to be able to achieve this in practical business are two sides of the same coin as there will always be expenses to keep your business running. Below we are going to share some common methodologies or practices that one can master in order…
  • Strategizing Growth for Multifamily Apartments

    Property Management Software
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:11 am
      Growth for Multifamily Apartments Giving apartments on rent is a business and we all know this. So, like any other business in order to succeed one need to imply a strategy which can help the business owner to have sufficient amount of profit margins and can also aid the business to reach new horizons. As a regular landlord and property manager your simple strategy could be to keep the apartment’s occupancy rate full or maximum. But to reach the goals a successful strategy is required apart from having the maximum occupancy rate. This is indeed one part of the overall strategy…
  • Making Apartment Lobbies Mesmerizing

    Property Management Software
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
      Making Apartment Lobbies Mesmerizing Lobbies form the biggest area of any well designed apartment and the first to get noticed by the residents and guests when they enter. A well maintained lobby gives the apartment a completely different and elegant look. Lobbies can be luxurious with expensive furniture and interior decoration or very simple reflecting a different era altogether. They don’t have to be very big even smaller lobbies can modified to look cool and beautiful with proper furniture arrangement and proper illumination of the room and with some glasses. So, today we…
  • Intellectual Property Management Software: Benefits

    Property Management Software
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:52 am
      Intellectual Property Management Software Intellectual Property management software is deployed across various industries. But for these industries to take the complete advantage of these systems they need to redesign the business process. This way the capabilities of the system can be utilized at full scale. Even for the most successful IP departments, achieving IP management software was a process that evolved with the time. Users such as inventors and paralegals must familiarize themselves with the functionality of the IP management software that they will be using on day-to-day…
 
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    30A Luxury Homes

  • 4 Hottest Trends for Your Luxury Home for Sale in 2015

    Joy
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:28 am
    4 Hottest Trends for Your Luxury Home for Sale in 2015 Decorating your beachfront 30A luxury home for sale is one of the most liberating home-improvement projects you could do. The scenic location, by the Gulf of Mexico, gives you a sense of creativity and whimsy that you won’t get in an urban setting. If you are planning to update your home along 30A with a beach home theme, here are some tips from the experts on the hottest beach home decorating trends in 2015: Bright Whites Nothing looks more refreshing and relaxing than spotless white walls or furniture paired with touches of blues and…
  • 4 Smart Upgrades to Make Your 30A Luxury Home for Sale More Appealing

    Joy
    13 Apr 2015 | 12:26 pm
    4 Smart Upgrades to Make Your 30A Luxury Home for Sale More Appealing Most people consider smart technology as important and essential in their current and future 30A luxury homes. Luxury home buyers are willing to make sacrifices for more technology in their new home. According to Digital Interiors, 94% of buyers are willing to sacrifice 1,000 square feet of living space for more smart-home technology. Oversized homes along 30A are no longer the trend in the luxury real estate market. Here are what luxury homebuyers are looking for when it comes to technology and gadgets they want in their…
  • Why April is a Great Time to Vacation on 30A

    Joy
    6 Apr 2015 | 11:43 am
    Why April is a Great Time to Vacation on 30A Homes along 30A are a hit with homebuyers looking for warm weather all-year round, making it the perfect vacation destination regardless of the season. The scenic backdrop of the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico, pristine white sand beaches, laid back luxury lifestyle, and exciting activities throughout the year are guaranteed to make both residents and visitors of 30A enjoy their stay any time of the year. In fact, April is one of the best months to visit 30A. Why is April the ideal time to vacation in South Walton on 30A? Aside from the fact…
  • The Food and Music Scene Around 30A Luxury Homes

    Joy
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:43 am
    The Food and Music Scene Around 30A Luxury Homes Dive into the exhilarating food and music scene around 30A luxury homes. When food and music comes together, it produces the best symphony in bringing people together. There’s nothing like an amazing weekend in South Walton filled with live performances from the best bands and solo artists in town. Locals and guests from different parts of the world can enjoy these performances along with impeccable cuisines. SoWal is full of incredible options and here are some suggestions you might want to try one of these weekends: Dread Clampitt…
  • The Best Farmers Markets to Enjoy Every Week Near 30A Luxury Homes

    Joy
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:46 am
    The Best Farmers Markets to Enjoy Every Week Near 30A Luxury Homes Are you looking to shop for the freshest, most succulent and crip farm produce in town? For the residents and homeowners of 30A luxury homes, enjoying these delightful products is just an arm’s reach away at various weekly farmers markets in and around the area. All throughout the week,  many local businesses and establishments put out their best products, from various farm produce, to delectable foodstuffs and even body care. There’s always something for everyone! Here are some of the best farmers markets along 30A.
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    Unconditional

  • Surging asking prices in March break new national record for third consecutive month, while new listings fall

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

    Paul McKenzie
    6 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    House sellers benefit further as inventory of homes for sale falls while asking prices remain high The average asking price of houses for sale in December remained at high levels across the country, while inventory of available homes for sale declined reaching record low levels in Auckland. Overall, the latest monthly data from Realestate.co.nz indicates that the NZ property market continues to favour sellers, and increasingly so. While the national average asking price in December of $480,815 was slightly down on November, a fall of 3.4%, it was still 7% up on the same time a year ago.
  • Voted Best Real Estate Site … Realestate.co.nz

    Paul McKenzie
    3 Dec 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Realestate.co.nz won Best Real Estate Website at Tuesday’s NetGuide awards. The awards are decided by the New Zealand public via votes on the Net Guide website. More than 200,000 votes were cast in this year’s awards Realestate.co.nz CEO Brendon Skipper said the win shows that Realestate.co.nz are “doing a great job of building awareness of our site and building relevance for our customers”. “We want to say a huge thanks to all the people who voted for us. This win would not have been possible without the huge support that we have had from the Real Estate industry in New Zealand…
  • National average asking price reaches record high of $497,840

    Paul McKenzie
    3 Dec 2014 | 2:30 pm
    November saw a 1.9% increase over the previous month in the national average asking price of homes for sale, reaching an all-time high of $497,840. In addition, the number of new property listings remains high with 13,512 new listings in November, a 2% lift on the same month last year. The November property data was released today by Realestate.co.nz, the website with New Zealand’s largest number of homes for sale. “The New Zealand property market continues to be robust, with a very healthy number of new listings heading into summer. The new all-time high in the average asking price…
  • 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…
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  • Satisfying your sweet tooth

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

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

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

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

    mtomson
    30 Jun 2013 | 11:35 am
    Imagine an opportunity to immerse yourself in cultures from around the world without ever purchasing a plane ticket or even leaving Salem.  The Salem World Beat Festival is your chance to experience a vast array of multicultural traditions, and the admission is only a suggested $5 donation. Sample Ethiopian garlic-lemon chicken and injera bread or just sip iced spiced chai while listening to SambaDá, an Afro-Brazilian Samba Funk band.   In the evening, experience the Brazilian Samba Fogo fire dance or enjoy one of over 125 cultural performances spread throughout the weekend. How many…
 
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    REJournals.com

  • The Opus Group ready to make splash in healthcare sector

    Dan Rafter
    26 Apr 2015 | 11:44 pm
    Mayo Clinic Center for Advanced Imaging Research in Rochester, Minnesota Minneapolis’ The Opus Group has already made an impact in the healthcare sector: Opus has served as the developer or contractor for healthcare projects across the country, including such notable ones as the Kohl’s Wellness Center in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin; Columbia St. Mary’s Gateway Health Center in West Allis, Wisconsin; and a 354,000-square-foot office building extension for UnitedHealth Group in Minnetonka, Minnesota. It makes sense, then, that The Opus Group has formed a new healthcare division…
  • 81-room Fairfield Inn & Suites to open in Iowa

    Staff Writer
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:37 am
    An 81-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott is scheduled to open May 1 in Waterloo, Iowa. Located at 2134 La Porte Road, the new hotel will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by Cedar Valley Hospitality. The hotel will feature amenities such as a “connect and print” area in the lobby offering both standing and seated Internet stations, a 24/7 Corner Market, indoor swimming pool, exercise room, valet laundry service and electric-car charging station.
  • P.F. Chang’s coming to Cullinan Properties’ retail center in Missouri

    Staff Writer
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:37 am
    P.F. Chang’s restaurant will soon open at the Streets of St. Charles mixed-use development in St. Charles, Missouri. Cullinan Properties is the owner and developer of the development. The restaurant will be P.F. Chang’s first location in St. Charles County. Construction is expected to begin this summer, with an anticipated opening in early 2016.
  • Avison Young acquires Chicago’s Mesa Development

    Staff Writer
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:32 am
    Richard Hanson James Hanson Avison Young has acquired Chicago-based real estate development firm Mesa Development, LLC. Mesa Development specializes in the development of urban mixed-use projects that incorporate the principles of transit-oriented development. Projects that the company has completed in Chicago include the 72-story Legacy at Millennium Park luxury condominium tower, 57-story Heritage at Millennium Park condo tower and the mixed-income Park Boulevaard project at 35th Street and State Street. Richard Hanson and James Hanson have now become principals of Avison Young. Richard…
  • Gillespie Group begins construction of 80-unit multifamily development in minor-league field of Lansing Lugnuts

    Staff Writer
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:26 am
    Gillespie Group has begun construction on The Outfield, an 80-unit multifamily development at Cooley Stadium, the baseball field that serves as home to the Lansing Lugnuts in Lansing, Michigan. The Outfield will rise from right center field in Cooley Law School Stadium. It will feature more than 80 residential units. The development is part of a public-private partnership that includes the Gillespie Group, Lansing Lugnuts, Michigan Economic Development Corp., Lansing Economic Area Partnerships and the city of Lansing. The Outfield development is expected to be complete in the spring of 2016.
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  • The Many Benefits of a Nationwide Property Management Association

    Marc Courtenay
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:35 am
    Vacancies are filling faster than ever. Rents are slowly rising in many areas of the country. Property managers are busier because many former home owners are choosing to be renters. So why would property managers consider joining an association of their peers? Is it really worth the effort, money and time? According to The National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM), an association of real estate professionals who know first-hand the unique problems and challenges of managing single-family and small residential properties, the answer is a resounding “yes!” NARPM members…
  • Top Benefits of Being a Renter

    Vanessa Naranjo
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:18 am
    There’s a multitude of reasons why people prefer the title of renter over homeowner. Being a renter gives you a certain amount of freedom that can be limited with homeownership.  Rent.com recently shared a post listing 15 benefits of being a renter, their list includes: Amenities Low utility bills Location options And more… For the full list of reasons, click below. Read the full article here
  • Property Management of Section 8 and Housing Choice Voucher Programs

    Marc Courtenay
    13 Apr 2015 | 4:24 pm
    If you’re looking for residents who have incentives to pay their rent on time each month look no further. Those who qualify for federally sponsored housing assistance programs backed by the only organization that can legally print money…the federal government…awaits you! The oldest program has been around nearly 80 years! Section 8 of the Housing Act of 1937, authorizes the payment of rental housing assistance to private landlords on behalf of approximately 3.1 million low-income households. It operates through several programs, the largest of which, the Housing Choice Voucher program,…
  • First Quarter Results: Top 10 Lowest Vacancy Metros

    Vanessa Naranjo
    9 Apr 2015 | 8:32 am
    First quarter results are in and it looks like the west coast is leading the way with the lowest vacancy rates. Multifamily Executive recently posted Reis’s list of markets with the lowest vacancy rate for 1Q. Click below to see how your metro ranked. Click here to see the list
  • Spring Cleaning for Property Managers

    Mary Girsch-Bock
    7 Apr 2015 | 8:47 am
    After a brutal winter in many parts of the U.S., spring has finally arrived, with a hint of green quickly replacing the brown that we’ve looked at for the past several months. While we can all appreciate the warmer weather, those long months of rain and snow can take its toll on even the most pristine properties. If you’re ready to undertake some much-needed spring cleaning, here are some suggestions to rid your properties of the last signs of winter, and spring into the season with some color and style: Remove all of the dead branches that have fallen due to excessive moisture or…
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    Select Property

  • Dubai property – Britons amongst largest foreign investors

    Gareth Marshall
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:54 am
    £340 million was ploughed into the Dubai property market from British investors in the first three months of 2015. Summary: British nationals were some of the biggest investors in Dubai real estate in the first three months of 2015 The total amount invested in the region in the first quarter of the year was 3 billion AED higher than the same period in 2014 Last week the Dubai Land Department stated that the market is currently demonstrating “sustainable growth” Britons were amongst the largest group of foreign investors in Dubai property in the first quarter of 2015, as leading officials…
  • Why student property won’t be hit by the General Election

    Gareth Marshall
    26 Apr 2015 | 1:30 am
    This week’s Sunday Investor discusses the student property market and its economic resilience. For some property investors with assets in the UK, a General Election traditionally causes one or two jitters. Evidence from previous election years suggest many prefer to wait to know the outcome of the ballot before making a move in the market. Indeed, in 2010, there was a 23% increase in property sales in the three months following the result and the formation of the coalition government, compared to the three months prior. As outlined last week, many investors’ concerns are unfounded and…
  • Select Property Investment Round Up April 24

    Gareth Marshall
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:38 am
    Happy Friday! In case you missed some of the biggest investment news stories from the past seven days, you will find them all below: What Other Investors Are Reading 3 UK cities that offer great alternative to London for investors What’s the story? There is a clear under supply of luxury, urban accommodation for the affluent business executive, whilst yields in central London are being squeezed for investors. This article highlights three other UK cities that offer a better alternative investment for this type of property. How does this affect my investment? Many overseas investors are…
  • 5 features of the perfect rental property – city centre tenants

    Gareth Marshall
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    With a clear undersupply in the PRS, what features does a city centre tenant demand from their ideal urban accommodation? Created as a result of increased labour mobility and changing attitudes towards renting, the city centre tenant is a sub-group that is currently severely under served in the UK private rented sector (PRS) currently. Defined as a transient, affluent British or foreign national worker, the city centre tenant is a business executive that demands high-quality rental accommodation in urban locations whilst they work in a city for relatively short time periods. At present, these…
  • UK regional property prices growing faster than central London

    Gareth Marshall
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:50 am
    Latest house price index shows that house prices in regional cities have seen more growth than London – will more investors now look away from the capital? Summary: House prices in some of the largest UK regional cities experienced more growth than property in central London in the first three months of 2015 Glasgow and Manchester saw the highest rates of growth, whilst prices in prime London boroughs such as Kensington and Chelsea saw declines As confidence with domestic buyers and sellers in the regions gains momentum, will more international investors move away from London and make a…
 
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    Salt Spring Island Real Estate

  • April 2015, Market Analysis

    saltspringislandrealestate@gmail.com ( Li Read)
    2 Apr 2015 | 6:48 am
    April 2015, Market Analysis – Salt Spring Island Salt Spring Back to The Seller Side Yes, it’s true…the real estate market is turning back to the seller side of the sales equation in the secondary home marketplaces…good news indeed for Salt Spring Island & Gulf Islands & Vancouver Island owners. On the Pacific Northwest Coast, which includes all Gulf Islands, including Salt Spring Island, plus Vancouver Island, plus Sunshine Coast, the secondary home/recreational/discretionary marketplaces are all definitely on the improve. Inventory has “thinned”…
  • March 2015, Market Analysis

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

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

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

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

    rentBits Team
    10 Apr 2015 | 7:12 am
    Has the Austin rental market left you awestruck? Are you having a hard time finding a luxurious apartment in a neighborhood that suits your shopaholic lifestyle? If so, check out Onion Creek. It’s home to the Colonial Grand luxury apartment complex, which is close to Southpark Meadows. Southpark Meadows literally has everything a shopaholic needs [...]
  • I Might Not Move to Houston. . . .Here’s Your Sign!

    rentBits Team
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:18 pm
    Remember Bill Engvall’s comedy routine in which he regaled audiences with dumb stuff he’d seen? He would finish each story with “here’s your sign”, presumably printed with “I’m dumb” or other pertinent identification. Those considering moving to Houston have so many enticements to check out that we, personally, don’t want to see anyone holding that [...]
  • The Phoenix Rental Market Is Hot, And It Is Expected To Stay Hot

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

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

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

  • Pink car night in Studio City

    17 Apr 2015 | 4:33 pm
    I spotted these two pink cars last night in the space of 20 minutes last night.  My client and I were having dinner on the front patio of Laurel Tavern in Studio City when the first car, a Ferrarri without license plates, pulled up.  Of course it was driven by a beautiful blonde woman; this is L.A. The url on the side of the car said c_l_tte.com (no vowels, you can figure it out, I don't want any backlinks to or spam from any weird Russian websites). Of course, we googled the url and turns out that it's a p_rn site.  Hey, p_rn stars need burgers and brews, or…
  • Coming back to market this week -- 629 N. Keystone in Burbank!

    13 Apr 2015 | 4:28 pm
    The glamorous 629 N. Keystone in Burbank will be back on the market this week and ready for its next owners.  If you saw the house last summer, you'll remember its secluded front patio with herb garden, barbecue, and firepit.  The house also features an open floor plan, saltwater pool, 3 big bedrooms and 2 baths, 2-car attached garage and gorgeous back patio. All landscaping is new, including the front and back pavers and the drought-tolerant plants.  The kitchen is huge and was designed for serious chefs and many of the systems are upgraded.  It features 1728 square feet…
  • 7720 Goodland closed and multiple offers are no fun

    30 Mar 2015 | 3:01 pm
    7720 Goodland in North Hollywood closed last week for $31,000 over asking.  We had fourteen offers.  I know that multiple offers aren't fun for buyers, but they are not fun for sellers either.  Of the fourteen, half were cash and half required a loan.  Half were above asking, half were below.  I had about 25 individuals asking me if I would write an offer for them.  I said no, because I hate doing dual agency in that situation -- the folks asking me to write are just looking for an angle in order to get their offer pushed.If you're in a multiple offer situation,…
  • A new Yelp review

    18 Mar 2015 | 6:29 pm
    Please check out my new Yelp review from the sellers of 5248 Ventura Canyon in Sherman Oaks. Josh and Danielle were dreams to work with even though they live in Cupertino.  Here at the house, we had a cooperative tenant family with four-year-old twin boys and a six-year-old, too, so showings were sometimes a bit noisy.  We received three great offers in 10 days and ended up taking the one that was $46,000 over list price. Of course, into each escrow a little rain must fall, and we had a kerfluffle towards the end -- I always love it when an inspector says, "That spot could be…
  • 4 beds, 3 baths, stand alone townhouse with attached garage and yard. How much would you expect to pay?

    13 Mar 2015 | 3:16 pm
    I will be bringing to market a delightful townhome next week.  It's in a gated community in North Hills/Van Nuys, and features 1630+ sf, is completely detached from other units but has its own, direct access two-car garage and includes a small, completely private yard for pets, gardening, or parties.  All spacious bedrooms are upstairs and there's plenty of closet space.  More info will be coming next week, but here's a question for you:How much would you expect to pay? ______________ (your answer)Nope! It's only $359,999.  That's right! This is not a "come-on" price, nor…
 
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    ReTechulous

  • How To Fill Your Real Estate Database With High Net Worth Homeowners Who Might Buy Or List With You Someday. (Strategy Session 4/22/15)

    Ryan
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:03 am
    1:45 - Strikingly.Com, LinkedIN Based Website Builder 2:30 - You can now target Canadian Postal Codes in Facebook Ads Dashboard 5:00 - $5 a day on Foreclosure list offer leads to 7k in commissions this month. 6:15 - Email Marketing Funamentals, Value Of An Email Opt In (the math in Real Estate Is Very Interesting) 8:30 - Interesting Blog Post / Content Marketing Strategy From Scott Henninger. 10:30 - One of Ryan's goofy old Foreclosure Property Videos 14:10 - How To Fill Your Real Estate Database With High Net Worth Homeowners Who Might By An Investment Property or List Their Home With You In…
  • Strategy Session 4/15/15

    Ryan
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:53 am
  • Real Estate “Screencasting”…(Contest)

    Ryan
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:55 am
    Think about it... What if you just emailed a screencast, every day? Could it be that simple? Grab a FREE http://Screencastomatic.com account. Start every day by pushing the "record" button and just talking about some Real Estate? So people could hear your voice again. See that you're an expert... And eventually realize that you're the guy/gal who's their agent, because you really know you're stuff... And you stay in touch? Some Ideas for What To Screencast A snapshot of your MLS showing yesterday's Biggest Price Reduction A "Just Listed" video about a new listing your company (or another…
  • Sticky Widgets & How To Figure Out What Plugins Are Being Used On Other WordPress Sites

    Ryan
    10 Apr 2015 | 12:11 pm
    :10 - Subscribe to SocialTriggers.Com (it's nifty) :20 - He's Using A Cool Sticky Widget Thing :30 - How to view source & figure out what plugins people are using on their WP Sites 1:30 - Installing, Implementing in WordPress 1:50 - See it in Action On Retechulous (be sure to click the banner.)
  • Funnel Building Demo: How To Create A Virtual Farm Of Homeowners Who Might Buy or List With You Someday (Strategy Session 4/8/2015)

    Ryan
    9 Apr 2015 | 6:47 am
    1:40 - Why Targeting Only Homeowners With A Buyer Offer Makes More Sense Than "What's Mine Worth" Pages 2:35 - Tangent, Chromebooks are cool :) 4:30 - Creating A Niche Focused Fan Page Step By Step 10:00 - Adding Page Profile Image and "Canvas Map" 13:45 - Adding first Property Post To Page 16:25 - Example Of Well Established Niche Focused Site 18:30 - Scheduling A Weekly "Content Post" Task On Google Calendar 21:30 - Set Up Your Facebook Ads Account via http://facebook.business.com 24:00 - Login To Lead Barrel & Create Your Capture Page 29:30 - Use A Youtube Video As Your Thank You Page To…
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    NeilSchwartz.net

  • Century 21 Masters presents……Mike Ferry Live!

    Neil Schwartz
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:24 pm
    Neil Schwartz and Century 21 Masters presents  Mike Ferry LIVE and IN PERSON! When? Tuesday, May 19, 2015 9:00- 12:00 PM (PDT) Where? Wyndham Anaheim Resort 12021 Harbor Blvd Garden Grove, California 92840 Register online! CLICK and GO!  Related Posts:Running Through the Finish Line –... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Are You “Hanging” With The Right Crowd?

    Neil Schwartz
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:17 pm
    The people you spend time with are not only a reflection of you to others, but they also influence you ….Watch now, you might want to change some things.  Related Posts:Sales Meeting 2/10/2014 – Know The MarketDiscipline That Turns Ideas Into RealitySales Meeting 11-14-2014, A... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Are You Distracted by Shiny Objects?

    Neil Schwartz
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:25 pm
    Unfortunately, babies aren’t the only people who are easily distracted by shiny objects…..underachieving agents are too! Watch now to find out how routine can become your biggest weapon against distractions.Related Posts:Are You Distracted?We Must Commit Ourselves to Limiting... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sales Meeting 4-13-2015, The Power of Deliberate Practice

    Neil Schwartz
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:42 pm
    You may be surprised to find out that some of your competitors are the agents who have the least amount of practice but the most amount of natural talent. What does this mean for you? Deliberate practice over time beats natural talent any day so go out and make the time to practice! CLICK HERE... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Are You Making Good Choices ?

    Neil Schwartz
    11 Apr 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Whether you choose to take action or not, you have made a choice. Watch now, because everyday is a chance to make good choices.Related Posts:Manage Your Time….Increase Your SalesLucky?“You Are The Habits You Create”ActivitiesYou Were Born To Win [[ 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

  • I’m the best Zillow agent? No way, really?!

    Mike
    3 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
     The best zillow agent?  Okay! I wanted to announce that I made the  5 STAR AGENT distinction!   This may not mean much to some, however this is an industry baseline for most home sellers and home buyers.   Would you want to use someone with anything less than the best zillow agent that meets your standards?  Probably not it takes years to become skilled enough to get 5 star reviews without soliciting them. I do my level best to treat each and every client the same way I expect to be treated.   To me that means the person or company I hire must demonstrate their professional…
  • The Best Cambrian Home For Sale 2419 Appley Way MLS 81459357

    Mike
    2 Apr 2015 | 10:56 am
    You just found the Best Cambrian Home for Sale 2419 Appley Way! ‘A Cambrian Home for Sale with True Distinction’ Here it is… 2419 Appley Way will appeal to the most discerning of homebuyers. This amazing Cambrian home for sale is also one of the best located homes available in Cambrian Park today! MLS 81459357 This home has been completely remodeled from top to bottom by a highly respected local contractor using the highest quality materials with a level of craftsmanship rarely seen in Cambrian.  The Amazing Kitchen in 2419 Appley Way  When anyone starts a conversation…
  • 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…
 
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    findwell Blog

  • Outdoor Living

    findwell
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    It’s that time of year to dust off the barbecue, dig out your patio furniture from the depths of your garage and do some spring planting. Here in Seattle, we like to make the most of our 3 months (maybe 4 tops) of outdoor living. If you’re looking to spruce up your space we are featuring some outdoor spaces that have taken the idea of outdoor living to a new level! Whether you have a small townhome patio, rooftop deck, cozy backyard, or expansive green space – here is a little inspiration for everyone! Contemporary Patio by Seattle Architects & Building Designers…
  • Northwest MLS Seattle Real Estate Statistics for March 2015

    findwell
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:54 am
    The Northwest MLS has released their Western Washington real estate statistics for March 2015. The housing market continues its upward swing with 2670 closed sales this month versus 1790 in February. Closed sales are up 16.24% from this time last year and up a whopping 58% from two months ago. The median price of single family homes rose 2.4% since February while condo prices rose 4.9% since last month. Pending sales have increased 13.86% from the same time last year and up 28.16% from last month. Inventory of homes for sale is down 14.63% compared to last year at the same time. King County…
  • What is an appraisal?

    findwell
    8 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    What is an appraisal? findwell agent, Lauren GeRoy, answers in this installment of Ask an Agent. Q: What is an appraisal? The appraisal will come after you have gotten through your inspection contingency. It’s ordered by the lender and the point of an appraisal is not to come up with a purchase price for the property but is to confirm that you’re paying an accurate value for the home. The appraiser’s job isn’t to come up with their own price for the house but rather to find sales in the area that confirm the price that you’re paying. Q: Who pays for an appraisal? The appraisal is…
  • How do I find the best mortgage lender?

    findwell
    3 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    How do I find the best mortgage lender? findwell agent Michael Schafer answers in this installment of Ask an Agent. Q: How do I find the best mortgage lender? To find the best mortgage lender there’s a lot of factors that can go into that and some of them are similar to finding a local real estate agent that you’d want to represent you. Obviously, rate is important and you want to find someone that is going to offer you competitive rates. But you also want someone that you feel comfortable with, that has local processing, and knows our local standards and is going to be a great source of…
  • findwell launches Offer Enhancer to help home buyers win bidding wars

    findwell
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:10 am
    Seattle – April 1, 2015 – Seattle real estate brokerage findwell announced a new program for home buyers today called Offer Enhancer, helping buyers to craft offers that have a dramatically better chance of winning a bidding war. Winning a bidding war for a hotly-contested home isn’t always about the highest price, and home buyers who work with a findwell agent will now benefit from offers that have a stronger emotional appeal to sellers and a much greater chance of success. The rebound in the Seattle housing market has been dramatic over the last couple of years, and anyone…
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    NuWire Investor: RealEstateInvestment

  • Tips On Investing In UK Student Property

    27 Apr 2015 | 6:24 am
    The UK's student property market has a strong reputation both domestically and in the international sphere. Student accommodation has been highlighted by Knight Frank as the top-performing asset class in the UK, with average yields well ahead of those in the traditional buy-to-let sector, and has attracted...
  • 6 Wintertime Survival Tips for Private Landlords

    24 Apr 2015 | 6:20 am
    When the ice-cold grip of winter tightens around the United Kingdom, people begin to worry about a number of things. According to British Gas, 49% of homeowners in the UK are concerned about their home withstanding the freezing temperatures, heavy rain, and strong winds that accompany the winter months...
  • The Impact of Regulation A+ on Real Estate Investing

    23 Apr 2015 | 6:17 am
    Come June 2015 we’re likely to begin seeing the equity crowdfund promoters take to the air with the latest sexy offering. The Exchange Act of 1933 has been upgraded by the release of the new Regulation A+, boosting the previous Regulation A+. Offerors are now able to raise up to $50 million in...
  • UK Property Markets Expected To See Further Capital Growth

    22 Apr 2015 | 6:13 am
    Throughout 2015 the UK is expected to see capital value growth at a rate that is slower than initially expected. A report from Savills has shown that growth in all sectors was higher than expected in 2014 but there are a number of reasons why the growth could slow down during 2015. Property markets...
  • Is the Italian Property Market Returning to Form?

    21 Apr 2015 | 6:16 am
    It is the opinion of some that Italy's real estate market, which has not been the strongest performer in recent years, is now returning to form. However, the matter is something of a contentious one with many investors remaining skeptical about the health of the sector at present. Certainly, the Italian...
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    Chicago Agent Magazine

  • Focus Development Lowers Prices On Remaining Condominiums and Townhomes in Forest Park

    Chicago Agent
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:34 am
    Focus Development Lowers Prices On Remaining Condominiums and Townhomes in Forest Park was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. The Residences at The Grove in Forest Park offers luxury condominiums, upscale amenities and... Focus Development Lowers Prices On Remaining Condominiums and Townhomes in Forest Park 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 Short List: Melanie Stone’s Tips For Holding Yourself Together When a Deal Falls Apart

    Chicago Agent
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    The Short List: Melanie Stone’s Tips For Holding Yourself Together When a Deal Falls Apart was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Every week, we ask a real estate professional for their Short List, a collection... The Short List: Melanie Stone’s Tips For Holding Yourself Together When a Deal Falls Apart was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine - For the well-informed real estate professional, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate…
  • RE/MAX Presents Brokers with Pioneer Club Award

    Rachel Mazanec
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:05 pm
    RE/MAX Presents Brokers with Pioneer Club Award was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. RE/MAX recently presented a select group of brokers in its northern Illinois real estate... RE/MAX Presents Brokers with Pioneer Club Award 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 Suburbs in Chicagoland

    Peter Thomas Ricci
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    The Top-Selling Suburbs in Chicagoland was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Where, in the vast wilderness of Chicagoland’s suburbs, are home sales the highest? Last... The Top-Selling Suburbs 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.
  • Are We Underestimating the Student Loan Problem?

    Peter Thomas Ricci
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:59 am
    Are We Underestimating the Student Loan Problem? was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Student loan debt may be an even bigger problem than we initially thought. Here’s... Are We Underestimating the Student Loan Problem? 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, April 24/15

    Sara MacLennan
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:25 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: 608 (653, 600, 566) # Sales: 334 (292, 248, 288) Ratio: 55% (45%, 41%, 51%) # Price Changes: 330 (371, 287, 286) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 135 (214, 130, 227) Net loss/gain […]
  • What features would you like in a new MLS® Search website?

    Sara MacLennan
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    Our MLS® Search web site, EdmontonRealEstate.pro, is the most popular brokerage run web site in Edmonton. Hundreds of thousands of people visit it each month, to search for homes in the greater Edmonton area. We are in the midst of a major redesign of the site, and while we’re still planning new features and functionality, […]
  • Land Titles Office Fees Increasing Sooner Than You Think

    Sara MacLennan
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:59 am
    Alberta has long been the cheapest place in Canada to buy a home, when it comes to closing costs. However, the new provincial budget that was announced last month included a massive increase in fees from the Land Titles Office. Although we have no land transfer tax here, as most other places in Canada do […]
  • Weekly Market Update, April 17/15

    Sara MacLennan
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:54 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: 653 (600, 566, 507) # Sales: 292 (248, 288, 300) Ratio: 45% (41%, 51%, 59%) # Price Changes: 371 (287, 286, 274) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 214 (130, 227, 98) Net loss/gain […]
  • Calling All Classics – Five Classic, Time-Honored Home Decor Looks that aren’t Boring

    Dixie Somers
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:43 pm
    When it comes to home décor, there’s a reason that some time-honored designs continue to have longevity, making their way into modern homes and enduring over the years. While some older home designs are outdated and boring, you can still implement classic designs in order to have a look that never goes out of style. […]
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    aBetterOffice

  • Pipeline Workspace Could See $100M Valuation in Two Years

    Jennifer LeClaire
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:30 am
    MIAMI – Pipeline Workspaces, a shared workspace concept that started in Miami, is now expanding nationally – and raising the funds to do it. The company just sold a minority stake valuing the company’s brand and business model at approximately $15 million. A member of Pipeline Brickell, the brand’s first location in the heart of Miami’s Brickell Financial District, made the investment. Gordon G. Pratt, founder and CEO of Fund Management Group (FMG), a private holding and investment company, has been a member of Pipeline Brickell for two years. FMG became a limited partner in…
  • BusinesSuites Opens Third Las Vegas Executive Office Suites Location

    Jennifer LeClaire
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    AUSTIN – BusinesSuites just opened its third Las Vegas location in Downtown Summerlin. The new executive office suites marks the serviced office space provider’s 29th location across the US. BusinesSuites’ Summerlin location offers full-service office space, virtual office services and on-demand meeting rooms. The brand targets entrepreneurs, professionals and employees of large companies in the Las Vegas valley. “We are excited to expand our premium position in Las Vegas,” says John G. Jordan, president of BusinesSuites. “This new Summerlin location will offer premium office…
  • Barrister Marks 25 Years in Executive Office Suites Industry

    Jennifer LeClaire
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:30 am
    LOS ANGELES – Barrister Executive Suites just celebrated its 25th anniversary. Paul Fegen launched the company in 1966 – long, long before executive office suites were popular. In fact, many credit Fegen with originating the executive office suites concept when he opened the doors of his serviced office space under the banner of Attorney’s Office Management. Vince Otte (pictured) acquired the executive office suites company from Fegen on April 1, 1990 and changed the name to Barrister. Under his leadership, the Los Angeles serviced office company has experienced considerable…
  • A New Twist on Shared Office Space

    Jennifer LeClaire
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    THOUSAND OAKS, CALIFORNIA – OfficeLOCALE is the latest coworking office space to hit the Thousand Oaks, California scene. The new shared space concept targets both business people and students who need temporary office space with all the bells and whistles that go along with it, from mail to Internet to printing and shipping. OfficeLOCALE is located at 1710 N. Moorpark Road near Von’s grocery. The company has created what it calls a “cyberscraper” – or its own virtual office. “As more and more people become connected electronically, there will be less and less need for…
  • 15 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am

    jodisney
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    AUSTIN – Austin has plenty of alternative workspace options, but it seems there’s room for at least one more. Orange Coworking is opening in April as the 19th workplace in Austin and the first south of 290/Ben White, which locals affectionately call “Way South Awesome.” Orange Coworking is a membership-based alternative office space in Austin that targets the small business community, including entrepreneurs, freelancers and consultants. The location is especially strategic, given it’s just two doors away from the H-E-B Grocery at Slaughter Lane and Manchaca Road. “South…
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    Notorious R.O.B.

  • The Evolving MLS – Part IV – How do we get there?

    Bob Bemis
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:23 am
    So far in Part 1 of our journey, we have examined the pressing problems facing the MLS industry. In Part 2, we identified the source of those problems. In Part 3 we proposed a solution based on a totally new architecture of the core MLS technology, the database that drives the entire interconnected system. Now […]
  • Syndication vs. IDX By the Numbers: A Response to Sam DeBord

    Rob Hahn
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Reader, thinker, and frequent commenter Sam DeBord has written a rebuttal over at GeekEstate to my declaration of vindication re: IDX = Syndication: IDX creates efficiency for brokers, which increases financial profitability for the group as a whole.  Syndication is a less-efficient platform in terms of overall brokerage profits.  Real estate is, on an annual basis, similar […]
  • The Evolving MLS – Part III – Time for a new solution

    Bob Bemis
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:01 am
    In Part I of this series we looked at the problems and challenges facing the MLS community of today. In Part II we defined the problems in greater detail and examined the systemic and institutional monopolies that perpetuate those problems. In this installment we will look at a possible solution, one based in technology not […]
  • Copyright and Solds-Over-IDX

    Rob Hahn
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:11 am
    Judging by the stats, it appears that few people actually took the time to listen to my most recent podcast, featuring Brian Balduf of VHT Studios. We discussed a number of issues surrounding copyright of photographs and liability that arises from misuse, which… yeah, I understand those are sleeping aids for most people. Nonetheless, I […]
  • IDX, Syndication, and Vindication: Oh, That Crazy Rob Hahn Edition

    Rob Hahn
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:03 pm
    This is a brief post, since I just got off nearly three weeks straight of being on the road. The latest stop was at Stefan Swanepoel’s T3 Summit where I spoke on a panel and had a great time bantering with Brian Boero of 1000watt about hot topics in the industry. I may do a […]
 
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    Real Estate Investing Blog

  • 99 Reasons You Shouldn’t Rent To That Tenant

    PMGuardian
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    If you’re looking for a reason to reject a potential tenant because of a gut feeling, here are 99 reasons to do so.  If something seems “off” and you don’t know why, trust your instincts.  Your neighbors and other tenants will thank you. 1. They try and get you to lower the rent before they even see the property. This is a sure sign that this tenant can’t really afford the property.  Asking before the showing means that the value of the property means little to them, they only care about the cost. Read the rest of 99 Reasons You Shouldn’t Rent To That Tenant » For…
  • Powerhouse Job Markets

    John Burns
    6 Apr 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Three powerhouse metropolitan areas — New York, Los Angeles, and Houston — together accounted for one of every seven new jobs created in the country over the last three years.  These top three markets added 300,000+ new jobs from 2012 through 2014. A total of 17 metro areas added at least 100,000 new jobs during that three-year period.   Read the rest of Powerhouse Job Markets » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2015 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate Investments. Your Premier Source for Turnkey Investment Property.
  • How America Became a Nation of Renters  [Infographic]

    Marco Santarelli
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:15 am
    The percentage of U.S. households that own a home has dropped significantly since 2008, and experts say this downward trend may well continue for at least several more years. Over the last ten years the nation has lost 1 million net homeowner households and has gained a whopping 10 million rental households. Read the rest of How America Became a Nation of Renters  [Infographic] » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2015 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate Investments. Your Premier Source for Turnkey Investment Property.
  • Linear and Cyclical Real Estate Markets

    Marco Santarelli
    17 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    There are two basic types of real estate markets: Linear and Cyclical. Cyclical Markets Cyclical markets are real estate markets that tend to have larger price moves up and down over the years. Property values move up and down like a roller coaster ride with noticeable peaks and troughs. They are the shooting stars of housing booms (and busts). Cycle lengths vary between markets but often last between 7 to 10 years from end to end. Read the rest of Linear and Cyclical Real Estate Markets » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2015 by Marco…
  • American “Nightmare”: Real US Homeownership Rate Has Never Been Lower

    Tyler Durden
    10 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    The transformation of the American Dream, most broadly manifested in popular folklore as the aspiration of the US middle-class to own a home (even if it means agreeing to a 30-year loan with one’s friendly neighborhood too-big-to-fail bank), into the American Nightmare, in which an entire generation (the Millennials) is locked out of purchasing a home due to over $1 trillion in student loans hanging over every financial decision, an abysmal jobs market (for everyone but college educated “waiters and bartenders” whose hiring is on a tear), and banks’ unwillingness to…
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  • Trying to Follow London's Corrupt Money Trail

    26 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Even before London’s property boom the city as well as other areas of Britain have been considered safe investments for overseas buyers and developers. But a new report by London-based Transparency International UK (TI) states that while Britain has a stable business environment, robust financial sector and a better quality of life it has also become a destination of choice for the investment of corrupt money from around the world. One reason cited for this is that UK property can be ‘acquired anonymously through companies registered in secrecy jurisdictions and anti-money…
  • Abu Dhabi Overtakes Dubai as Driver of UAE Property Market

    21 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The UAE has seen a significant increase in investor interest in its real estate in the last year, returning to its former glory days before the global financial crisis. As identified in IPIN's Emerging Trends for Global Property Markets 2015 - UAE Focus, published earlier this year, the UAE has shifted its economic reliance to non-oil sectors such as real estate and tourism with significant success. According to UAE property portal Bayut.com, Q1 saw a slight reversal of roles insofar as Dubai, the former powerhouse of Emirates' real estate remained relatively inactive compared with Abu Dhabi,…
  • Starting Pistol Fired for New UK Pension Freedoms

    12 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Standard Life reported an "unprecedented level of customer contact" in the days following 6th April when new pension freedoms came into effect in Britain. Despite the 6th being a Bank Holiday, the pension providers said it took over 3,000 calls with almost 1,000 customers using Standard Life's website to decide on how to exercise their new found financial freedom. Last year's budget saw proposed changes to pension legislation allowing savers to claim their entire pension pot from the age of 55, without the requirement of having to purchase an annuity. Now, eligible savers are free to draw…
  • European Property Markets Continue Boom in 2015

    31 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Investment in global real estate markets shows no signs of abating this year, with statistics showing house price rises in 32 countries around the world and declines in just 9, from figures so far published for Q4 2014. Ireland has the world's top performing housing market, seeing prices surging by 16.62% in 2014, a huge leap from the 6.18% achieved the previous year. At the other end of the scale, Ukraine is the weakest international market after property prices plummeted 48.85% in 2014 after an almost significant annual rise of 0.95% in 2013. In total, seventeen European markets saw house…
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  • The UK Elections and the Value of the Pound

    27 Apr 2015 | 1:16 am
    Investors across Britain are becoming increasingly cautious ahead of May's general election amid fears for the pound's future. After the UK's 2010 general election which resulted in the first hung parliament since 1974, there was a marked reaction from financial markets. At the close of trading on results day, the situation for sterling was pretty grim:  FTSE 100: down 2.6%  FTSE 250: down 4.1%  Sterling: closed down just under 3 cents against the dollar at $1.4682  Sterling: closed down more than 1p against the euro at 86.17p. In the current climate of wild media…
  • Zillow Names Top Ten US Housing Markets 2015

    24 Apr 2015 | 1:12 am
    2014 saw continued strengthening in the American real estate markets, with modest price increases reflecting improving demand. US property portal Zillow reported an average home value of $178,400 at the end of Q1 2015, predicting an increase of 2.6% by the end of the year. 3 in 10,000 US homes are foreclosed; having a major impact on home values in recent years and expected to continue to influence property prices in the medium-term. Underwater mortgages have also remained an issue for many homeowners, with more than 16.9% now owing more than their home is worth. It continues to be a sellers'…
  • Strong Start to 2015 for Property in Dublin's Fair City

    23 Apr 2015 | 1:15 am
    According to the latest Irish Property Index published by international real estate researchers JLL, capital values for commercial property increased 2.4% in Q1 2015, representing a whopping 25.9% in one full year. Investors in Ireland's commercial property enjoyed a 4.1% increase in returns during the first quarter of 2015 say JLL, indicating a strong start to the year. In the first three months of the year, overall rental values increased 7.1% with offices recording the most growth at 11.8%. Rents for industrial premises rose by 2.8% followed by the retail sector which registered an…
  • Abu Dhabi Powers UAE Real Estate Market

    22 Apr 2015 | 1:28 am
    Dubai has long-since been the darling of the UAE in terms of real estate and with the prospect of the Emirate hosting the 2020 World Expo, investor interest in its property has remained buoyant. However, the first quarter of 2015 has seen Abu Dhabi emerging with strength in the UAE, out-performing Dubai in both transaction volume and rental growth, with investment picking up significantly at the luxury end of the market. According to UAE property portal Bayut.com , although rental values of studio apartments declined in the first quarter, there was a significant increase in rents for one and…
  • Key Real Estate Investment Opportunities in Africa

    21 Apr 2015 | 1:20 am
    South Africa's Standard Banking Group has identified significant real estate investment opportunities in some African countries and is seeking to raise the continent's profile, particularly among foreign investors. The bank's head of real estate finance, Gary Garett commented that rapid urbanisation and a growing middle class are boosting opportunities for investment, particularly in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Angola, Mozambique, Zambia and Namibia. Foreign investment in the natural resource sectors of these countries is driving economic development and boosting demand for quality office, retail…
 
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    Naples Real Estate Blog

  • Facebook for Business

    17 Apr 2015 | 8:48 am
    Personal Facebook Pages vs. Facebook Business Pages Right on the top of my list of pet peeves is people using their personal Facebook page for business purposes. I can see an occasional posting about a long day at the office, or an upcoming open house...a comment about a really awesome customer, or an experience with a wonderful vendor---but I think it is important that users understand the difference. Business pages are more professional, plus you get special features such as ads, traffic stats and post scheduling features! I can't tell you how many times I open up my Facebook account only…
  • The Artist's Retreat ~ Naples, Florida

    6 Apr 2015 | 7:55 am
    Contemporary Artist's Retreat Welcome home to this classic modern residence, designed and owned by two of Naples most loved artists. Created out of their passion for their art, from the moment you walk through the sculptured iron gate you are inspired! Every nook and corner captures the natural light, and all rooms open to the sparkling salt water pool! Single story and built in 2012 to the highest standards...additional photographs, a floor plan and virtual tour can be emailed to you!   Less than a mile to 5th Avenue South, the European-styled 4 bedroom is perfect for the buyer looking…
  • Naples Home On TEN Acres

    9 Mar 2015 | 9:23 am
    The Ultimate in Privacy! This winding driveway leads you to the charming two-story Florida-style pool home. Secluded, and located in one of the up and coming areas of Golden Gate Estates, right down the street from Palmetto Elementary School. Beautifully wooded, and ready for your personal touches! The top level has a Master Suite, 2 guest bedrooms, kitchen, dining room and formal living room with fireplace, plus a HUGE deck overlooking the peaceful trees. The lower level features a family room, a full bath, a den with a separate entrance, and an oversized 2-car garage. The pool…
  • Beautiful Naples Florida Estate Residence

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

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

    greenwichstreets
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:38 am
      March sales come in like a lamb Low inventory hurts sales from $1 – 3M; still our top sellers No market under $600K – 3 houses in inventory Wall Street bonus recipients buying from $3 – 10M March a Decent Month for Contracts – Not So Good for Sales This year has continued the tradition of the last several years with good months followed by a not so good month. February was a great month for sales and March was not. Last month, 41 houses sold in Greenwich. This month, we are down to 31 houses sales as reported by the GMLS. We’ll pick up a few more private sales, but I’ll…
  • March Continues February Trend of Fat Middle – High End Showings Up

    greenwichstreets
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:09 am
    GREENWICH REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT FOR 3/21/15 We have 83 sales of single family homes in Greenwich so far this year. Of those houses 24 of them have been in the first three weeks of March. Now the average sales for the whole month of March over the last 9 years has been 41 sales so we are likely to finish the month below this average. However, in March 2013 and 2014 we only had 35 and 31 sales. Last year was another harsh winter and our sales should be the 31 sales in March 2014. The price distribution of the sales continues to follow the pattern that we saw in February with a fat middle…
  • Greenwich has Record Mid-Market Sales – Feb. Cold Hammers Low- and High-End Sales

    greenwichstreets
    8 Mar 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Best February sales in years Sales and contracts from $1 – 3M are top sellers Market under $1M has low sales due to limited inventory Market over $5M has few buyers in record cold   A Record February – Mostly From a Tight Price Range February 2015 was not only a record cold and snowy month, it was also a record month for Greenwich real estate. We had 41 single family home sales in Greenwich in what is traditionally the slowest month of the year. These 41 sales are more than we’ve ever had in February in last decade. They are also almost 50% more than January’s 28 sales.  …
  • 38 Open Houses in Greenwich on Sunday, 3/8/15

    greenwichstreets
    8 Mar 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Daylight Savings-Spring Ahead! Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday morning. Hopefully, we had the final storm on Thursday and the forecast is for spring-like temperatures—clear skies in the 40’s to 50’s!! There are 38 Open Houses this weekend with many of them on Saturday. Pay particular attention to the days and times to make sure you plan properly. The prices range from $299,000 to $6,595,000. Come out and enjoy these beautiful homes. Please click here for the interactive map. The static map is below. Thanks to Rob Pulitano for preparing the list of Open…
  • The Greenwich Real Estate Market – 2014 Year End Report

    greenwichstreets
    31 Jan 2015 | 11:23 am
    FINAL NUMBERS FOR 2014 GREENWICH REAL ESTATE SALES Well we made it; 700 real estate sales for 2014 according to the numbers from the Greenwich Town Clerk’s office via SearchGreenwich.net. This compares to 607 single family home sales reported through the Greenwich MLS. The 700 sales is a good year for Greenwich real estate and when you look at the sales volume the year was even better. Year Count Total Sales $ As. Factor Average Median 2014 700 $    1,846,507,939               1.64  $        2,637,868  $     1,768,750 2013 724 $    1,600,328,821…
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  • Real Estate Mistakes: What NOT to do when selling your home

    TheRedPin Team
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:43 am
    If you’re making moves towards selling your home, scroll down to discover the real estate mistakes you should take notice of, before listing your property on the market. Pricing too high You want to avoid underselling your home – that’s a given. But don’t let that drive you to overshoot and price your home above what the market dictates. By pricing too high, fewer buyers will bite and your home can linger on the market, leaving you eager for any buyer and prone to accepting an even lower deal. Why? House hunters in today’s market are savvy. It’s fair to…
  • Featured Home: $550,000 semi-detached home in Markham

    TheRedPin
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:37 am
    Address: 21 Fimco Crescent Major Intersection: 9th Line & Major Mackenzie Neighbourhood: Niagara, Toronto Price: $550,000 | TheRedPin Rebate: $2,063 Bedrooms: 3 | Baths: 3 Lot Size: 88 x 24 Square Feet: ~1500 Book a Tour of this propertyThis semi detached home is located within an ethnically rich population, with plans to be a major player in the 2015 PanAm Games, it’s easy to see why Markham has quickly become one of Ontario’s fastest growing cities. A mix of urban and suburban life, Markham is also notable for its rich heritage. Shopaholics and savvy bargain hunters have hit gold…
  • Hot MLS Listings: April 20 – April 24

    TheRedPin Team
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:17 am
    Whether you’re looking for a new pad closer to the city, or house hunting in a more intimate, family-friendly neighbourhood, TheRedPin has you covered, as we reveal our Hot MLS listings in the Greater Toronto Area that are fresh on the market, every week. Get a better sense of the properties and book yourself a tour! 134 River Rock Heart Lake, Halton Hills Contact Shaan Shaikh to Book a Tour Asking Price: $429,900TheRedPin Rebate: $1,612| Details: 3 Beds, 3 Baths 21 Fimco Greensborough, Markham Contact Joy Mann to Book a Tour Asking Price: $550,000TheRedPin Rebate: $2,063| Details:…
  • Condo vs House: What should a 20-something buy in today’s Toronto housing market?

    TheRedPin Team
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:50 am
    While the family dinner table is no stranger to awkward conversations and heated debates over politics or religion, a new topic of controversy managed to sneak into David’s most recent family gathering. Real estate. David Miller, a 29 year old, marketing manager in downtown Toronto took the opportunity of having the family gathered at dinner to announce he was considering making the leap from renting to becoming a first time homeowner. With no hesitation, his sister Sally made sure to voice her concerns by saying “I hope you’re not thinking about buying a condo downtown.” He nodded,…
  • [Infographic] When is the best time to sell a house in Toronto?

    TheRedPin Team
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    While location has long been the name of the game when it comes to real estate – particularly when throwing convenient subway access into the mix – strategically timing your home sale can make the real difference worth thousands of dollars to your bottom line. When is the best time to sell a house in the Toronto market? After crunching the numbers, we found that homes sold in May fetch higher prices compared to any other time of the year. Right in the heart of the spring seller’s season, May not only sees more homebuyers out on the market, but homebuyers are also willing to pay…
 
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  • Harmony Homes: Our Communities and Our Commitment to You

    Harmony Homes
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:33 am
    For several years, Harmony Homes continues to maintain our eminent presence in the Nevada community. We take pride in what we do and the homeowners we represent. Harmony Homes offers communities across the valley, and we build homes that are inspired by homeowners like you.  Harmony Homes builds houses that people want to live in and that feel like their own the minute they walk over a threshold. Careful attention and consideration is put into making sure families are satisfied and will be able to grow with us. With different price ranges, floor plans and varying, diverse…
  • Homes That Are Eco-Friendly?

    Harmony Homes
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:33 am
    A little over a decade ago solar panels were not common. Now, with growing concern over climate change and an increasing amount of tax incentives, solar energy and solar planning is becoming more and more common. Installing solar panels can reduce your carbon footprint by as much as 35,180 pounds of carbon dioxide per year, but only if you understand the types of panels you’ll need.  There are 2 different types of solar panels you can install. Photovoltaic or “PV” panels are used to provide electrical power while solar thermal collectors are used to heat water. It can…
  • Why You Should Live in the Southwest Las Vegas Valley

    Harmony Homes
    3 Apr 2015 | 8:42 am
    As the Las Vegas metro area continues to expand outward, it’s almost difficult to keep track of all the new developments. One of the most popular areas that’s growing with residents and businesses is the new southwest. This includes the area just south of Spring Valley and the 215 beltway. At Harmony Homes, we have two communities in the southwest, including Silhouette, which is off of Fort Apache Road, and the new Mesa Verde, which is off S. Decatur Blvd. We’ve laid out a few reasons why we think the southwest may be the perfect part of town for you.. Enterprise is…
  • What to Expect When You Move into a Bigger House

    Harmony Homes
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:41 pm
    As you build a family and grow your income, chances are you’ll soon be yearning to move somewhere bigger and better. Harmony Homes has many homes from which to choose. Unless you’ve hit a financial hard patch or you’re retiring, your dream may be to find the largest house you can afford. After all, bigger is better right?For the most part, yes. Upgrading from 1,500 square feet to 2,500 will make a world of difference. If you have pets and/or a new child, the extra space will let you stretch out in ways you’ve never imagined. Children no longer have to share a room.
  • Which Pumpkin Recipe is your Favorite

    Harmony Homes
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    In honor of Thanksgiving, this week’s blog post is all about pumpkin! Usually the tradition is pumpkin pie at for dessert at Thanksgiving, but have you ever tried anything else? We hope you have a wonderful day full of family, food and everything you’re thankful for! Here are a few ways to eat pumpkin that is NOT pie! Toasted Pumpkin Seeds When you carve out your pumpkins for Halloween, save the seeds! Boiled, baked and lightly salted, pumpkin seeds are one of the best fall treats! Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Take ½ cup of ice, ½ cup vanilla yogurt, 1 tsp. Honey, ¼ tsp. Pumpkin pie spice and…
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    Charlotte NC Video Production | Photography | Website Design | Social Media | Aerial

  • Charlotte, NC Waterfront Home on Lake Wylie – Full Motion Real Estate Video

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

    AVT
    3 Apr 2015 | 4:56 pm
    This aerial video of a Norman Estates home on Lake Norman in Denver, NC (just north of Charlotte, NC) was so fun to shoot. I was in the neighborhood shooting ground based stills and decided to get the UAS out and do some drone based real estate aerial videography. I hadn’t filmed on Lake Norman yet, and it was such a gorgeous day, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. Norman Estates is a very upscale neighborhood on the shores of Lake Norman and is gated. I believe the other 2 exclusive neighborhoods, (The Point and the Peninsula) are not gated. I’ve been through more than…
  • Free Charlotte NC Aerial Video for Builders and Real Estate

    AVT
    14 Mar 2015 | 6:15 am
      Free Charlotte NC Aerial Video for Builders and Real Estate? Really? Free? YES! For a limited time, we are offering free aerial video footage included with one of our other ground based video packages. And to be clear, not just builders and real estate, but any company who chooses AVT for ground video. Why are we doing this for free? Because our primary videographer (me) loves flying his drone as a hobby. Ok, enough talking about myself in the 3rd person. You see, when I’m out on a video shoot, it’s no big deal to throw the drone up in the air for a few minutes and grab some cool…
  • Charlotte, NC Area Website Designed for ILES PTO

    AVT
    12 Mar 2015 | 8:14 am
    Last year, AVT Marketing had the opportunity to do website design for the Indian Land Elementary School PTO.  Located just south of Charlotte, NC, ILES is located just off Charlotte Hwy in Indian Land, SC.  The ILES PTO wanted a site to help organize functions of the PTO.  Some of their biggest “wants” was a public calendar to house all of the upcoming PTO and other school events.  They wanted to streamline communication with the public through user input forms for various reasons such as Spirit Rock sign ups.  The website disseminates tons of critical PTO info such as PTO…
  • Photography and Video – Ask The Camera Geek

    AVT
    11 Mar 2015 | 11:55 am
    Photography and Video – Ask The Camera Geek I walk around attached to some sort of camera, albeit a DSLR with long lens, or large video camera on a rig just about every day.  With a lot of gear comes a lot of questions about photography and video. What camera should I buy?  Nikon or Canon?  How do I take better photos?  What video camera do you recommend?  What the heck does the PSAM mean on my camera?  What lens should I get?  How come some lenses are so expensive?  How many megapixels is enough?  What is a megapixel?  Why are my photos always blurry, I bought this camera to…
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  • Charming 1.5 Brick Home Just a Few Minutes Away From Affton 101 School in St. Louis

    STLRealtor
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:46 pm
    6110 Heege Rd, St Louis 63123 Charming 3 bedroom home now available for lease! Over 2200 square feet of living space and 4 full bathrooms! Beautiful hardwood floors and brand new carpeting throughout, eat-in kitchen with ample cabinet space, main floor master with cedar closet and full bath, additional bedroom, upstairs is a 3rd bedroom and a full bath, possible 4th loft-style bedroom/sitting room upstairs, too. Lower level offers a massive recreational room, bar, and den/office. Laundry hookups in unfinished portion and basement walks out to patio. Oversize 3 car garage, gated side yard with…
  • Charming 3 Bedroom with 1 Bathroom Home in Jeffersn County

    STLRealtor
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:48 pm
    105 Main St, Hematite 63047 Old home looking for a total rehab. 3 bedroom and 1 bath, with the potential for 2 full baths. Living room, kitchen and mud room. Roof is only 5 years old. Great price for a fixer upper! Come take a look to see what you can do! Search All Area Properties - Search Foreclosures More Listings in This Area For questions or to set up a tour of this home call: Adam Kruse314.802.0797Raised in St. Louis county, Adam Kruse began developing his business savvy at the age of twenty when he started his own online sales brokerage company. After several successful years in this…
  • Beautiful Serene Home with Huge Deck to Enjoy in Jefferson County

    STLRealtor
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:41 pm
    1172 Starlight Dr, Fenton 63026 Welcome to this beautiful and meticulously maintained home. Ready to move into, this home features 3 spacious bedrooms, 1 bath and a large updated kitchen. Brand new carpeting and newly finished hard wood floors. Fresh coat of paint throughout! Beautiful natural light fills the home. A fabulous finished lower level that walks out to the patio and a huge deck to enjoy the beautiful private view. Just perfect for outdoor entertaining. The 1 car garage completes the list. Great location near Gravois Bluffs. Make an appointment to see it today! Search All Area…
  • Stunning 2-Story Brick Home in St. Louis City

    STLRealtor
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:17 am
    3214 Shenandoah Ave, St Louis 63104 Prepare to be wowed by this wonderfully renovated of Tower Grove East bordering the luxurious Compton Heights neighborhood. The open main floor layout, spacious rooms, updated amenities and preserved architecture will surely impress. The kitchen boasts quartz counter tops, custom cabinets with soft close doors and drawers, under cabinet lighting, Grecian marble back splash, pendant lights and island sink with bar top, stainless appliances and range hood. There is plenty of exposed brick on the main floor and along the staircase leading to the second floor.
  • Wonderful and Warm Home with 3-Bedrooms and 2-Bathrooms in St. Charles

    STLRealtor
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:55 pm
    252 Westridge Dr, O Fallon 63366 WARM AND WONDERFUL RANCH with open floor plan featuring a greatroom with 4″ laminate flooring with woodbrn fireplace (brick surround & beautiful wood mantel) vaulted beam ceilings, opens to the brkfst rm, great for entertaining. The Newly Updated kitchen features new smooth top stove newer ceramic tile, lots of oak cabinets & counter space, dishwshr, as well as a planning desk. Off the breakfast room is a new French door that leads to a nice patio and fenced yard. The master bedroom has a full bath with an extra vanity area. There are many…
 
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  • Using a secured loan to add value to your home can be a wise move

    22 Apr 2015 | 7:44 am
    Whether you are looking to sell or extend, the importance of adding value to your home cannot be overemphasised.  Most people understand this. The challenge however is finding the funds required to make the improvements that will increase the value of your home. Personal loans are most of the time the obvious option but it is often difficult to get favourable rates if your home improvement is going to cost more than £10,000. This is where secured loans come in. Meeting the requirements for a secured loan is relatively straightforward and you can be sure to get approval and better…
  • London: how do you find a business property?

    26 Mar 2015 | 4:24 am
    London is home to some of the largest corporate entities in the world – but that luxury doesn’t come cheap. Indeed, the opposite is true. As reported by national newspaper the Telegraph, London is the most expensive city in the world for homeowners, edging past Tokyo and New York in the price stakes. The average property in the British capital comes in at £2,000 per square foot – and it’s keeping all but the richest out of the city. However, any budding business owner should have pound signs in their eyes at this prospect – just imagine all the wealthy…
  • Avoid getting overcharged by a locksmith using these tips

    5 Mar 2015 | 2:48 am
    There are many shady locksmiths around these days. However, with the right level of knowledge it is possible to keep them out of business pending when the law catches up with them. The main reasons people get charged more than normal by locksmiths is panic, desperation and ignorance. Panic leads to bad judgement and inability to analyse situations leaving you open to getting cheated. Desperation is the friend of opportunists. Ignorance is not always bliss. Here is what you can do to avoid overpaying. Stay relaxed It is easy to get all fired up and agitated over the fact that you’ve…
  • Further Declines in UK House Price Growth

    2 Feb 2015 | 3:30 am
    Just last week, a RICS survey showed that there has been a decline in both house price growth, and the purchasing of properties too (click here to read more). Now, Nationwide, who are the country’s second largest provider of mortgages has said that their research also suggests that there is declining growth in the prices of property in the country. Inflation has fallen from 7.2 percent to 6.8 over the last couple of months, with monthly prices rising by 0.3 percent in January this year. This puts the average price of a house in the country at around £188,500, which means that…
  • Fixed rate mortgages are the top choice for getting on the UK property market

    10 Dec 2014 | 2:46 am
    A fixed rate mortgage guarantees that the monthly mortgage payment will not change during the length of the fixed rate period. Fixed rate mortgages are usually for the initial period of the loan, anywhere from one year to ten years. After the fixed rate term ends, the mortgage will go to a variable rate for the remainder of the loan. A fixed rate mortgage has many benefits that can help out a new homeowner. Major Advantages One of the major advantages of a fixed rate mortgage is a guarantee that the monthly payments will remain the same during the fixed rate term. Put simply in this chart…
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  • Maybe David will prevail over big banks after all?

    OppenheimLaw
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:28 am
    David and Goliath fresco on medieval house wall,Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany. Medieval center of Regensburg is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Things are looking up for Florida homeowners still in foreclosure in 2015. As demonstrated by recent decisions, Florida courts are beginning to hold banks to a higher standard when it comes to proving standing. Standing is an essential element that the banks must prove in a foreclosure action. Without proper standing, the bank does not have the legal right to foreclose.  “At the inception of the lawsuit” In order to prove standing the bank…
  • The banks invocation of the ‘Wall Street Rule’

    OppenheimLaw
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:14 am
    Part II: Five Year Statute of Limitations Series “The banks invocation of the ‘Wall Street Rule'” In part two of this video series Roy Oppenheim discusses the banks invocation of the “Wall Street Rule” when it comes to foreclosure and the statute of limitations. Discussing the legal fiction that is “de-acceleration” and how it is being enforced by some lower courts in Florida. Explaining the motivation behind the courts decisions, specifically the threat by the American Legal and Financial Network that if the courts if the court side with the homeowners it would…
  • EXTRA! EXTRA!: New York Times puts foreclosure statute of limitations front and center

    OppenheimLaw
    9 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Part 1: Burning Issues Regarding the Foreclosure Five Year Statute of Limitations and Who it Affects In part one of his two part video series Roy Oppenheim discusses the burning issue regarding the foreclosure five year statute of limitations rule and who it affects.  Citing to a recent New York Times article which brought the uncertainty about the statute of limitations to national headlines, Roy explains how the statute of limitations was meant to be applied. Explaining that the statute begins to run when the bank sends an acceleration letter or when they file a foreclosure lawsuit.
  • 4 Astonishing Reasons We’ve Lost America’s Trust in the United States Judicial System

    OppenheimLaw
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:37 am
    The transformation of the United States from a democratic-republic to an oligarchy where the wealthy elites yield most of the power. Pay attention to the candidates in the US election 2016 and not your affiliated party Roy Oppenheim examines the 4 reasons behind the sudden decline of trust in the in the judicial system. Citing recent articles from the New York Times, Gallup Poll results, a Readers Digest survey, and a study conducted by Princeton University, this video highlights the transformation of the United States from a democratic republic to an oligarchy where the wealthy elites yield…
  • More Short Sale and Modifications A-Comin’

    OppenheimLaw
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Aunt Fannie and Uncle Freddie May Cause a New Round of Strategic Defaults Having gotten over moral hazard, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may be encouraging borrowers to participate in strategic default. In recently published guidelines, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced new requirements for the sale of non-performing loans (NPL) by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, which make foreclosure a last resort. The FHFA believes that these regulations will result in favorable outcomes for borrowers in default, allowing them to keep their homes. While this may be true, another result of this…
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    First Home, First Loan » Stephen Katz

  • Why Wait to Buy? Now is the Time!

    Stephen Katz
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:16 am
    If you have the goal of homeownership in 2015, take note that the market has never been so ready for you! Upon reading the following (4) explanations below, you’ll see why you don’t want to wait any longer.   1. As Time Passes, Prices will Rise Recently a panel of over 100 renowned housing market analysts, investment strategists and economists completed The Home Price Expectation Survey.  Their findings show the appreciation in home values over the next five years to be between 11.7% (most pessimistic) and 27.5% (most optimistic). Simply said bottom dollar days of home prices are a…
  • Real Estate Report – The Jobs Report Surprises AgainMarch 10, 2015

    Stephen Katz
    11 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    Stephen Katz 800 Johnson Ferry Road, NE Atlanta, GA 30342 Stephen@KatzMortgageTeam.com69623 Calculate a mortgage payment Compare the cost of owning versus renting What if I pay more every month? March 10, 2015 The Jobs Report Surprises Again Daylight Savings Time is the official start of the spring real estate selling season. With the weather we have had during February, we are sure this early rite of spring caught many by surprise. But in our experience we know that things can heat up quickly. The markets will be monitoring how busy traffic is at open houses, builder sites and more when…
  • The Importance of Having the Right Real Estate Professional

    Stephen Katz
    11 Mar 2015 | 6:36 am
    As you most likely already know, almost all of the information you might want regarding real estate is available on the internet. As a result it can seem as though you don’t need an agent, at least in regards to knowing what homes in your neighborhood are selling for or what homes are currently on the market. That being said, it is still incredibly important to have a professional help you assess the information found online. “There’s a large gap between information and actionable knowledge.” To put it another way, without the tools to unlock the meaning behind the information, it’s…
  • The Best Way to Build Wealth- Homeownership- Per The New York Times

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

    Stephen Katz
    14 Jan 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Upon wrapping up 2014, it seems timely to evaluate the overall state of the real estate market. As we assess where it’s been over the past few years, it is clear that it is definitely in a strong place where it will move forward over the next few years. By simultaneously comparing projected house sales alongside projected home values, the market strength can be viewed. The Price Expectation Survey reflects that future home values are expected to experience steady appreciation. Research has been conducted by the Mortgage Bankers’ Association (MBA), the National Association of Realtors…
 
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    Virtual Tour Software ~ Virtual Tour Company

  • RTV Launches Unique Do-it-Yourself Virtual Staging Software

    Jason LaVanture
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:54 am
    RTV Announces New DIY Virtual Home Staging Software. Be the First in Your Market to Offer This Unique New Service. Setup Your RTVStager Account Here: https://stager.virtualhousestaging.com/signup  (Chrome or Safari Browsers Supported)RTV is pleased to announce the launch of the very first do-it-yourself virtual staging service for the virtual tour industry.This is a MUST HAVE for all RTV Virtual Tour Providers!!The RTVStager is your opportunity to potentially double your income on your photo shoots for vacant residential properties. Online virtual staging averages $50 – $75 per photo…
  • Agent Video Introduction Videos - New From RPM

    Jason LaVanture
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:32 pm
    Are you interested in increasing your bottom line by offering agent introductions to your virtual tours?  Download our new piece and announce your new service offering today.   Agent video introductions are made using a green screen and when made properly they can be used over and over again on each listing to showcase the listing agent.  When delivering the virtual tour to the agent make sure that you click off the video clip so it will not show up on the restricted MLS link.    Adding this new and exciting service to your virtual tour company is very easy…
  • Nashville Virtual Tour Company Achieves T4 with RTV!

    Jason LaVanture
    3 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    We are excited to announce that Derek Lee owner of Nashville Business Photos has made it through the RTV T4 program successfully.  Nashville Business Photos is a Nashville based virtual tour company offering several different facets of professional photography including interactive 360 virtual tours. Derek’s skills include 18 years in the wedding industry, having photographed over 800 weddings during this continuing span.  Beginning in 2012 Derek became Tennessee’s first Google Trusted Independent Photographer for the Google Maps Business View program.  Derek currently…
  • Southern Louisiana Virtual Tour Provider Hits T4 at RTV

    Jason LaVanture
    2 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    RTV proudly recognizes James Johnston of LightWriter Virtual Tours and Photography as our latest T4 certified virtual tour photography company. LightWriter Virtual Tours and Photography is a locally owned Lafayette, LA virtual tour and photography company, with team members Tucker Johnston and Certified Professional Photographer James Johnston. With over 15 years photography experience each, this father and son team is committed to providing their customers quality service and professional designed products to drive more traffic and increase sales while spending less.With the use of RTV’s…
  • Spokane, WA Virtual Tour Provider Lands T4 Status!

    Jason LaVanture
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    RTV is proud to have Roger Myers of `Ailana Images on our team servicing the Spokane, Washington area as our latest T4 virtual tour provider. 'Ailana Images is a premier photography and virtual tour company specializing in Interactive 360 Virtual Tours and HDR Still Image Tours.Roger says, "Our Virtual Tours utilize state of the art Panorama and Still Image photography. Our virtual tours provide an opportunity for anyone, in the comfort of their home or office or on their mobile device, to explore a property or community, creating the experience of actually being there. A Virtual Site…
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    Apartment Hacker

  • Wow Them in the Rain

    Mike Brewer
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:49 pm
    Next time it rains, meet your customer/resident in the parking lot with an umbrella. Yes – before they get out of the car. Be on the look out – see them pull into the parking lot and run out with an umbrella. It’s an “and one” kind of thing to do. Your making it memorable Multifamily Maniac, M
  • Hot Wash Cloth

    Mike Brewer
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:56 am
    I went on a trip recently and near the end of the flight I received a hot washcloth. It was a subtle gesture  but powerful. It was just what I needed at that moment in time. A quick wipe of the face neck and hands. It made me feel alive and ready for the next leg of my journey.  Aside from all the sanitary issues in the what if’s and the whatnots and here’s why we can’t do its – this would be a very cool end cap to a leasing tour.  It will make you different. It will make you memorable. It will give people a reason to talk about you. Maybe you offer a…
  • Wireless Charging Station – Amenity

    Mike Brewer
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:53 pm
    I’m always on the lookout for cool and easy to execute ideas and I think this one has potential. Nikola Tesla might not see this as a novel concept but neither would be part of our target market. Where to install?  Ikea answers this question with a striking number of choices. No installation required. From bedside lamp to night stand and other utility pieces – the options are wide-open. Seems like a cool move-in or renewal gift idea. Your loving the wireless charing station idea Multifamily Maniac, M    
  • 2008 to Now

    Mike Brewer
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:40 am
    The multifamily leadership space can be described as such: Scary Guilty Painful Liberating Disorienting Exhilarating  Empowering  Frustrating  Fulfilling  Confusing  Challenging  Exhausting  What to look forward to?  More of the same… Your think every minute is worth the effort Multifamily Maniac,  M
  • Everything is an Education

    Mike Brewer
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:47 pm
    Might I suggest to you that every adversity you face in your life is an opportunity for education.  Might I also suggest that it is incumbent upon you to sometimes be a teacher and to sometimes be a student. And lastly, when you avoid giving someone feedback you cheat two people out of an education. You cheat the person who needs the feedback out of being a better person/professional. And you cheat yourself out of being a better leader.  Embrace moments of truth and don’t be afraid of courageous conversation. You’re always looking forward to every adversity Multifamily…
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    THE TENANT ADVISOR

  • This Week’s Recommended Reading

    CoyDavidson
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:48 pm
    5 Articles to Read this Weekend Research Shows What Type Of Office Makes Employees More Productive All responsible managers want their employees to be comfortable in their working environment. Some companies will go above and beyond to make their spaces unlike any other. But in the end, their hope is to increase creativity and productivity… […]
  • This Week in Healthcare Real Estate

    CoyDavidson
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Healthcare Real Estate News from Across the Web More Hospital Centric Real Estate “On Campus” Inside the Top 50 Metros Revista has completed its first round of market reports for the top 50 metro areas. Overall, there are 26,545 medical properties in the top 50 metro areas. Of this, we count 1,895 hospitals, 15,116 medical […]
  • This Week in the Economy

    CoyDavidson
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Stocks Rebound for the Week All three major stock indexes posted gains in value for the week. The Dow was up 1.42% for the week, while the tech heavy Nasdaq posted the largest gain for the week at 3.25%. The S&P advanced 1.75%. Below are links to the top economic stories of the week for the United States, […]
  • 25 Articles for a Better Office Lease

    CoyDavidson
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:16 pm
    There is a lot to know when it comes to signing a favorable commercial office lease and also selecting a property and office space that provides the right working environment for your company. Your interests are best served with the assistance of a professional tenant representative. Take a look at these articles, I think you […]
  • Colliers International Houston Golf Tourney Benefits Houston Furniture Bank

    CoyDavidson
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:47 am
    Colliers International Houston Charity Golf Classic Yesterday, was our Annual Client Appreciation Golf Tournament at Falcon Point Golf Club in Katy, a fun day of golf with some our professionals and clients. Every year our efforts raise funds for a deserving Houston Charity. Making Empty Houses Homes This year’s recipient was Houston Furniture Bank. A special thanks […]
 
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    Modern Estate Agent blog

  • The biggest opportunity for letting agents in 2015? We review GoCardless

    13 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Almost from day one of running this blog, we've said that the number one under-used strategy for improving an agency's profitability is running a Google AdWords marketing campaign. We run dozens of managed AdWords campaigns for agency clients, so it's something we know a little bit about. In a lot of cases, a well-configured campaign can double or treble the number of leads coming in to a business. After all, who could possibly be better to advertise to than someone who is already looking for the service you provide? This year we're adding another contender to the list of big opportunities.
  • Building relationships with new landlords

    31 Jan 2012 | 4:00 pm
    Regular readers of the Modern Estate Agent will know what big fans we are of agents who take the time to put together good, informative content for their customer base.  Whether that's in the form of blogs, local area information or downloadable 'how-to' guides, not only does it give your company more visibility on Google, it also helps you soft-sell your experience (and as a result, your services) to your audience.  Some 18 months ago, Neil Young of Young London wrote a guest blog for us - Why how-to guides are good for business - and the topic is just as relevant today as it…
  • How to find landlords? Use a landlord database of course

    19 Jan 2012 | 4:00 pm
    One of the most common challenges we heard from letting agents last year was winning new rental business - finding more landlords. If you're in the business you won't need telling that, as a result of being the growth part of the industry, lettings has become much more competitive in recent years. Plenty of start-up agents (often with with cut-price management services) have popped up, previously sales-only estate agents have added lettings departments, and established agents are often finding their fees being pressurised as a result. A good letting agent will maintain a database of…
  • 8 ways you can control the impact of estate agency review websites

    11 Jan 2012 | 4:00 pm
    Review websites are a big part of the internet these days - and the property industry is no different to any other. In the past few years, the trend has accelerated and the list of estate agent specific review websites is getting longer: www.whichpropertyagent.co.uk www.allagents.co.uk (the ones who force their logo onto your website header, yuk!) www.referenceline.com (one of the more credible sites) www.estateagentreview.co.uk www.theadvisory.co.uk www.meetmyagent.co.uk www.agentright.com www.agent-tracker.co.uk www.estatepropertyagents.co.uk and sister site…
  • Christmas marketing done well

    15 Dec 2011 | 4:00 pm
    I've often found that Christmas is a time of year when marketing people get inventive. Kudos to Kimberley Lane at Berry Recruitment then, for scoring points by arriving unannounced at reception this morning bearing gifts and smiling like a Cheshire cat. I don't mind confessing that anyone who gives me chocolate immediately breaks down a barrier or two! The diary may or may not come in handy, but it scores points for being good quality. Are you planning anything similar? Have you been won over by someone making a similar festive effort?
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    Taunya Fagan Bozeman Real Estate Blog: SW Montana Homes: MLS Listings

  • Bozeman Real Estate Market Report All 2015

    Taunya Fagan, Montana Real Estate: Bozeman Luxury Real Estate: (PureWest Properties, Christie's Bozeman Real Estate)
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:05 am
     The number of Bozeman real estate listings in 2015 to date is 675The average days on Bozeman's real estate market is 200. The median price for Bozeman property is $489,500.For the complete Bozeman Real Estate Market Report 2015Today, the average price for a Bozeman home is $910,256, but do not let this deter you because the minimum price of a Bozeman home for sale is $22,900, and the maximum price for a Bozeman property is $18,750,000. Bozeman has homes for most every price range, but don't wait too long because prices for Bozeman homes for sale continue to climb!               …
  • Bozeman Building Permits Q1 2015 Report

    Taunya Fagan, Montana Real Estate: Bozeman Luxury Real Estate: (PureWest Properties, Christie's Bozeman Real Estate)
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:06 am
    New Construction Permits for the first quarter of 2015 for all types of Bozeman real estate:Single-family, residential dwellings, including condos and townhomes; duplexes, triplexes, and multi-family units; Bozeman commercial construction projects to be built on Bozeman lots and land.This Bozeman building permit report includes FYTD January to March 2015 for not only Bozeman new construction, but additions and remodels to present Bozeman properties.Taunya Fagan, Christies, PureWest Montana Real Estate, 1612 W. Main Street, Bozeman, MT 59715 - 406.579.9683
  • Find All Bozeman Real Estate MLS Zones

    Taunya Fagan, Montana Real Estate: Bozeman Luxury Real Estate: (PureWest Properties, Christie's Bozeman Real Estate)
    22 Feb 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Have you ever wondered, what are the boundaries of each of the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) zones, i.e., maps for indicating the areas for Bozeman Montana Real Estate Listings? Need the Bozeman Real Estate MLS Map Link?View Other Bozeman Homes For SaleTaunya Fagan Christie's PureWest Bozeman Luxury Homes, giving you the advantage...406.579.9683 - 1612 W. Main Street, Bozeman, Montana 59715
  • 1071 Brookdale Drive Bozeman Real Estate Taunya Fagan

    Taunya Fagan, Montana Real Estate: Bozeman Luxury Real Estate: (PureWest Properties, Christie's Bozeman Real Estate)
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:19 pm
    SOLD! - Taunya Fagan Bozeman Luxury Real EstateSOLD! - Exceptional quality and fine finishes in this 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, Bozeman home with office. Private setting backing to trails/farmland in sought after Alder Creek Subdivision.One of the nicest Bozeman homes for sale in Alder Creek, this modern farm house has a beautiful vaulted kitchen with significant marble topped island, stainless steel appliances, wine fridge.Living area is open and airy with reclaimed sliding barn door, wood burning stove and deck access.Luxury master suite with deck access to hot tub, marble tiled bathroom,…
  • New Taunya Fagan Bozeman Real Estate Website

    Taunya Fagan, Montana Real Estate: Bozeman Luxury Real Estate: (PureWest Properties, Christie's Bozeman Real Estate)
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Taunya Fagan is one of Southwest Montana’s most consistent, award winning real estate agents and has consistently been recognized as a top real estate agent in Bozeman, Southwest Montana, and the Pacific Northwest. Taunya Fagan offers buyers and sellers extensive experience finding and selling distinctive Montana properties, has the knowledge and expertise you need to help sell or buy Montana property, and is assiduous in each Bozeman real estate transaction.Please visit Taunya's new, world-class Bozeman Montana real estate website to search for homes, luxury real estate, land, ranches,…
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    Waterfront Properties | Real Estate Blog

  • FISHING REPORT for SOUTH FLORIDA 4.24.15

    24 Apr 2015 | 12:06 pm
    There will be nice weather in the forecast just in time for the weekend. Get excited to take a trip offshore this weekend as those that put in time and cover some water will have the best luck OFFSHORE- “The best action offshore right now is (for the most part) inside of 200 of water from Palm Beach to Jupiter Inlet.  The kingfish showed up in big numbers this week (as did the commercial fishing fleet) off of Jupiter Inlet.  Drifting live sardines and threadfin herring is the ticket for catching the kings right now, but in a pinch or as a backup a dead sardine on a knocker rig will…
  • AFRICAN OIL BILLIONAIRE TO SPEAK in WEST PALM BEACH

    24 Apr 2015 | 6:17 am
    Once wealthier than Oprah, Folorunsho Alakija, is another strong female power of the world and she is making her way to West Palm Beach, Florida. Alakija is a Nigerian billionaire who made her money in oil. According to Forbes Magazine, Folorunsho Alakija’s first company was an upscale fashion label that catered to Nigeria’s elite including the wife of the former military president, Ibrahim Babangida. After her immensely successful careers in fashion and real estate, her journey would begin with oil. Her connection to the former military president paid off: the president later gave…
  • Richy Werenski Wins Big Break The Palm Beaches

    23 Apr 2015 | 11:17 am
    Seven months after it was filmed, golf fans all over found out Monday night who won Golf Channels Big Break The Palm Beaches. The latest edition, which was held on the Champion Course at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens and home to the Honda Classic, was won by Richy Werenski. Werenski defeated Justin Martinson 2-and-1 in the final match play competition to determine the winner. The show, which puts 12 golfers through various competitions and skills challenges until there is only one golfer left, finished filming back in September but the results were kept under wraps until Mondays finale.
  • UNDERWATER THEMED REEF IS READY TO PLUNGE in DEERFIELD BEACH

    23 Apr 2015 | 11:15 am
    Did you happen to know that over the past 20 years, Broward County’s artificial reef program has situated over 75 synthetic reefs on the ocean floor? This is flourishing news for a successful trace for fish and sea life. South Florida is a diving magnet with luscious reefs with natural and man-made beauty under the surface. A new reef will be dipped and lowered on the bottom of the seafloor in Deerfield Beach, Florida just to add to the growth progression and another home to countless sea creatures. The new reef is the combination of a public art project of the “Moai” figures that were…
  • Freddie Jacobson Sets Record at RBC Heritage

    20 Apr 2015 | 1:55 pm
    On January 23rd, and during the second round of the Humana Challenge, Freddie Jacobson three-putted the 16th hole. Since then, the Patriots have won another Super Bowl, Tiger Woods came back, left, and then came back again, oh and Jacobson hasnt had another three-putt. In the second round of this past weeks RBC Heritage, the Hobe Sound resident broke Luke Donalds record of 483 consecutive holes without a three putt. He didnt stop there though. He went all four rounds without a three putt and heading into his next event his total is at 524. Jacobson is first in three-putt avoidance at .65…
 
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    Maine Real Estate Blog

  • Home Sales Skyrocketing!!

    LegacySIR
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:05 am
    Yesterday, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their Existing Home Sales Report. The numbers shocked many analysts as they revealed a 10.4% increaseover the same month last year. This is the highest number of sales since September 2013. Sales have increased year-over-year for six consecutive months and the 10.4% increase is the highest annual increase since August 2013. March’s sales increase was the largest monthly increase since December 2010. Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist, explained: “After a quiet start to the year, sales activity picked up greatly…
  • HUD March Scorecard Reinforces Further Real Estate Market Improvements

    LegacySIR
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:38 am
    • Purchases of new homes in February climbed to the fastest pace in seven years despite severe weather. Purchases of new homes rose 7.8 percent from a month earlier to a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 539,000 in February. This was 24.8 percent higher than a year earlier and the strongest pace since February 2008. January sales were revised upward to a pace of 500,000. New home sales data can be volatile, however, and are often revised. (Source: HUD and Census Bureau.) • Homeowners’ Equity continues to rise. Homeowners’ equity (total property value less mortgage debt…
  • Maine Single Family Home Sales Up 6.5% and Real Estate Prices Increase 4.94%

    LegacySIR
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:31 am
    SOUTH PORTLAND (April 22, 2015)—Healthy real estate market conditions led to gains in both March sales and prices for Maine’s single-family existing homes. Maine Listings today reported a 6.5 percent uptick in sales over the past 12 months. Median sales prices (MSP) for those homes increased 4.94 percent to $170,000. The MSP indicates that half of the homes were sold for more and half sold for less. Nationally, single-family existing home sales rose 10.9 percent in the past year. According to the National Association of Realtors, the national MSP of $213,500 represents an 8.7 percent…
  • NAR’s Existing Home Sales Report [INFOGRAPHIC]

    LegacySIR
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:29 am
  • The Difference A Year Can Make [INFOGRAPHIC]

    LegacySIR
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:21 am
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    ExpertView Blog

  • TO RENOVATE OR NOT TO RENOVATE BEFORE SELLING?

    realestateview.com.au
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:04 pm
    Once a decision has been made to put a property on the market, thoughts turn to how to get the best return on your investment. To renovate or not to renovate? This is the question vendors often ask,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to negotiate a mutually beneficial sale

    realestateview.com.au
    26 Apr 2015 | 5:18 pm
    Buying and selling a property is perhaps one of the most emotional and demanding experiences one can undertake. In order to minimise some of the stress and emotion that comes with selling, vendors... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Let’s Move to… Clifton Hill

    realestateview.com.au
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:41 pm
                      Hip without all the hipsters, Clifton Hill is Melbourne’s quintessential “fly under the radar” suburb. Often overlooked due to the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • International investors- here are Melbourne’s most investment- friendly suburbs

    realestateview.com.au
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:15 am
    Melbourne is the most liveable city in the world, according to the EIU, but rising property prices mean that the high quality of living could soon be matched by the cost. For local buyers, the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What you may not have considered about investing in property

    realestateview.com.au
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:40 pm
    Home ownership is the great Australian dream. But our love of buying property does not end there. When we have spare cash to invest, or have paid off the mortgage and want to put our equity to work,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Century 21 Alliance Realty - THE Gail Spada TEAM

  • Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report 2015 – Characteristics of The Home Search Process

    Gail Spada
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:48 pm
    The National Association of REALTORS conducts annual studies to amass data to compile and complete their yearly Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Reports. But first, it is important to have a clear picture of who makes up each of the generations within this report. The following generational definitions are based on a report published in the REALTOR University’s Center for Real Estate Studies. The splitting of the younger and older baby boomer age group is based on research from the Pew Research Center. Millennials/Generation Y: Born 1980-2000 Generation X: Born 1965-1979 Younger…
  • Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report 2015 – Characteristics of Homes Purchased

    Gail Spada
    9 Apr 2015 | 12:59 pm
    The National Association of REALTORS conducts annual studies to amass data to compile and complete their yearly Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Reports. But first, it is important to have a clear picture of who makes up each of the generations within this report. The following generational definitions are based on a report published in the REALTOR University’s Center for Real Estate Studies. The splitting of the younger and older baby boomer age group is based on research from the Pew Research Center, Generations 2010. Millennials/Generation Y: Born 1980-2000 Generation X: Born…
  • Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report 2015

    Gail Spada
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:13 pm
    The National Association of REALTORS conducts annual studies to amass data to compile and complete their yearly Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Reports. But first, it is important to have a clear picture of who makes up each of the generations within this report. The following generational definitions are based on a report published in the REALTOR University’s Center for Real Estate Studies. The splitting of the younger and older baby boomer age group is based on research from the Pew Research Center, Generations 2010. Millennials/Generation Y: Born 1980-2000 Generation X: Born…
  • Tips for Helpings Kids Adjust to Relocating to a New Home

    Gail Spada
    12 Mar 2015 | 12:14 pm
    Whether you are moving across town, across the country, down-sizing, upgrading, the adjustment can often be stressful to all those involved, especially to children. Here are some tips for helping your kids navigate the moving process a little more easily. 1. Keep It Positive No matter what the reason is for your move, speak positively about the transition. Try to encourage excitement about the new adventure. 2. Talk To Your Kids About The Move Listen to any fears or concerns your children may have. Determine solutions to help alleviate any anxiety they may feel. 3. Let Your Children Be Part…
  • How to Negotiate the Best Price for Your Next Home

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

  • Barefoot In The Park The Richland Players Theater Richland, WA

    27 Apr 2015 | 8:18 pm
    The Richland Players presents Barefoot In The Park from May 1 to 17 at the Richland Players Theater located in 608 The Parkway Richland, Washington at 8:00 in the evening. Barefoot in the Park by Neil SimonIn this classic romantic comedy, newlyweds Paul and Corie Bratter are proof positive that opposites attract. Hes a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer; shes a free spirit. But they quickly discover married life is no paradise, having to endure a new apartment thats falling to pieces, surprise visits from Cories overly protective mother, and the antics of their eccentric neighbor in the attic,…
  • The Emerald of Siam Presents The Dan Myers Musical Mystery Tour

    27 Apr 2015 | 8:17 pm
    On Friday, May 1 the Emerald of Siam proudly presents the Dan Myers Musical Mystery Tour. Heres your chance for a ride on the Dan Myers Musical Mystery Tour. Therell be guitars, ethnic wooden flutes, keyboard, and personally-recorded environmental clips, but how they come together is what makes each show unique. Trance-like or transformational it is up to you to decide. Dan Myers Musical Mystery Tour Dan Myers combines guitar, percussion and aboriginal wind instruments in a looping, swirling cascade of musical mystery. Guitars, ethnic wooden flutes, keyboard, nature sounds and more surprises…
  • The Count Of Monte Cristo Pasco High School - Gregson Auditorium

    27 Apr 2015 | 8:14 pm
    On May 1 and 2 Pasco High drama students will put a modern spin on a classic tale in their adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo at the Pasco High School - Gregson Auditorium 1108 North 10th Avenue Pasco, Washington at 7:00 in the evening. The Count of Monte CristoThis tale of betrayal, obsession, and redemption is based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas and adapted for the stage by Charles Morey. Performances are made possible through support of the PHS Choir Boosters Club. The play is directed by first-year PHS Drama teacher David Connolly. Admission: $10 in advance and $12 at the door For…
  • Battelle Film Club Presents Instructions Not Included Richland WA

    26 Apr 2015 | 12:17 pm
    Committed to bringing quality cinema entertainment to the Tri-Cities, the Battelle Film Club will be showing Instructions Not Included at the Battelle Auditorium, Battelle Boulevard Off George Washington Way Richland Washington on Friday, May 1 at 8:00 in the evening. $4, tickets at the door. About Instructions Not IncludedThe movie is about an Acapulco playboy, Valentin (Eugenio Derbez in a triple role of director, writer, and lead actor), has an unpleasant surprise one day when one of his flings shows up at his door with a baby, his baby. His adventurous bachelor life has to be put on halt…
  • Sip amp; Shop For A Cure Tagaris Winery In Richland, Washington

    26 Apr 2015 | 12:09 pm
    This coming Thursday, April 30 everyone is invited to Tagaris Winery for the Sip amp; Shop for a Cure event from: 6:00 to 9:00 in the evening.  Sip amp; Shop For A CureCome to the event and enjoy some fabulous food and wine and shop from amazing vendors as well as awesome baskets all for a great cause... the American Cancer Society Relay For Life Your ticket includes a glass of wine amp; delicious appetizers. Shop with Silpada, Thirty-One, Tastefully Simple, Mary Kay, Scentsy, Pampered Chef, Plexus, doTERRA, Damsel in Defense and Honey amp; Lace...all in the beautiful upstairs event space at…
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  • California's Hot 5: The Fastest-Moving Housing Markets

    Trulia
    26 Apr 2015 | 11:17 pm
    Filed under: Buying, Economy, Selling Gustav Dejert/Getty Be prepared for a race to the finish if you're looking to buy in California these days. As they did in the Gold Rush of 1849, Americans are racing westward in 2015. Trulia's Housing Economist Ralph McLaughlin noted that five of the 10 fastest-moving real estate markets this year are located in the Golden State, while sales have slowed in such eastern states as New York, Tennessee, and South Carolina. It looks like 2015 is seeing its next Gold Rush, but this time, it's with homes -- and they're selling incredibly fast. In fact, less…
  • Inside Tommy Hilfiger's $75 Million Manhattan Penthouse

    Sheree R. Curry
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:05 am
    Filed under: News, Buying, Celebrity Homes Zillow Tommy Hilfiger took three years to renovate his two-story, 6,000-square-foot penthouse at New York's famed Plaza Hotel. It is taking him about as long to sell it. The American fashion tycoon has dropped the price of the four-bedroom duplex to $75 million, the Real Deal reported. Hilfiger listed the penthouse in 2013 for $80 million just before he married his second wife, Dee Ocleppo. Before another round of renovations, Hilfiger once had it on the market for $50 million, according to Curbed. Hilfiger purchased the classic unit and a…
  • How to Get Rid of Unhealthy Black Mold

    Aaron Crowe
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:04 pm
    Filed under: How To Greg801/GettyThe disgusting stuff on your wall could be mold, black mold or mildew. Figuring that out is the first step in getting rid of it. Removing black mold from your home can sound like a daunting task. Just the term "black mold" sounds scary enough. If you're willing to buy the proper safety equipment and can stomach scrubbing and removing mold damage for up to a few weeks, you can save hundreds and possibly thousands of dollars. Deciding when to call in a professional is a personal decision, but there are two signs that black mold has progressed too far to easily…
  • Where the Stars Spend the Night

    Zillow
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:20 am
    Filed under: Buying, Celebrity Homes, Selling ZillowThis bedroom in the West Hollywood home of Harold Perrineau, star of "Lost," is appealing, but modest as L.A. goes. By Melissa Allison It's not often you can peer into the bedrooms of the rich and famous, but these homes for sale or rent are your chance. Harold Perrineau Zillow Lost? Nope, he's just down the street. After buying a house nearby, Perrineau listed this Spanish-style compound that oozes old-time Hollywood charm and boasts a walk-in closet big enough for the family's wardrobe and its own, um, island. The listing agents are Josh…
  • For Earth Day: 22 Shades of Green

    Sheri Koones
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:08 am
    Filed under: Design, Home Improvement, How To Courtesy of MandibuleThe Positive Energy ECOXIA House in Yerres, France, is a certified Passivhaus, built for sustainability and efficiency. There are many options available for those who want to build a "green" house. The number of sustainable and energy-efficient options used in the construction is dependent on budget, taste and the level of desire to be independent of the grid and utilize sustainable practices. Here is a checklist of things to consider when building or remodeling a home to be sustainable and energy efficient: 1. Insulation…
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  • California's Hot 5: The Fastest-Moving Housing Markets

    Trulia
    26 Apr 2015 | 11:17 pm
    Filed under: Buying, Economy, Selling Gustav Dejert/Getty Be prepared for a race to the finish if you're looking to buy in California these days. As they did in the Gold Rush of 1849, Americans are racing westward in 2015. Trulia's Housing Economist Ralph McLaughlin noted that five of the 10 fastest-moving real estate markets this year are located in the Golden State, while sales have slowed in such eastern states as New York, Tennessee, and South Carolina. It looks like 2015 is seeing its next Gold Rush, but this time, it's with homes -- and they're selling incredibly fast. In fact, less…
  • Inside Tommy Hilfiger's $75 Million Manhattan Penthouse

    Sheree R. Curry
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:05 am
    Filed under: News, Buying, Celebrity Homes Zillow Tommy Hilfiger took three years to renovate his two-story, 6,000-square-foot penthouse at New York's famed Plaza Hotel. It is taking him about as long to sell it. The American fashion tycoon has dropped the price of the four-bedroom duplex to $75 million, the Real Deal reported. Hilfiger listed the penthouse in 2013 for $80 million just before he married his second wife, Dee Ocleppo. Before another round of renovations, Hilfiger once had it on the market for $50 million, according to Curbed. Hilfiger purchased the classic unit and a…
  • How to Get Rid of Unhealthy Black Mold

    Aaron Crowe
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:04 pm
    Filed under: How To Greg801/GettyThe disgusting stuff on your wall could be mold, black mold or mildew. Figuring that out is the first step in getting rid of it. Removing black mold from your home can sound like a daunting task. Just the term "black mold" sounds scary enough. If you're willing to buy the proper safety equipment and can stomach scrubbing and removing mold damage for up to a few weeks, you can save hundreds and possibly thousands of dollars. Deciding when to call in a professional is a personal decision, but there are two signs that black mold has progressed too far to easily…
  • Where the Stars Spend the Night

    Zillow
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:20 am
    Filed under: Buying, Celebrity Homes, Selling ZillowThis bedroom in the West Hollywood home of Harold Perrineau, star of "Lost," is appealing, but modest as L.A. goes. By Melissa Allison It's not often you can peer into the bedrooms of the rich and famous, but these homes for sale or rent are your chance. Harold Perrineau Zillow Lost? Nope, he's just down the street. After buying a house nearby, Perrineau listed this Spanish-style compound that oozes old-time Hollywood charm and boasts a walk-in closet big enough for the family's wardrobe and its own, um, island. The listing agents are Josh…
  • For Earth Day: 22 Shades of Green

    Sheri Koones
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:08 am
    Filed under: Design, Home Improvement, How To Courtesy of MandibuleThe Positive Energy ECOXIA House in Yerres, France, is a certified Passivhaus, built for sustainability and efficiency. There are many options available for those who want to build a "green" house. The number of sustainable and energy-efficient options used in the construction is dependent on budget, taste and the level of desire to be independent of the grid and utilize sustainable practices. Here is a checklist of things to consider when building or remodeling a home to be sustainable and energy efficient: 1. Insulation…
 
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  • Low inventory of homes continues in Colorado Springs

    Kathy Torline
    13 Apr 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Colorado Springs housing inventory is low Search for all Colorado Springs Homes A big part of the real estate market is all about supply and demand.  Too much supply of homes for sale, pricing typically goes down.  Too little supply on the market, and prices usually start to increase.     There are many other things that factor into house prices, but supply and demand definitely factor into rising prices. The average price of a single family home in El Paso County as of the last quarter of 2015 is $257,172; compare this to the first quarter of 2006 which was $255,947.  Essentially many…
  • 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…
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  • FYI: Would Philly’s Millennials Be Happier If Bars Were Open Later?

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    14 Apr 2015 | 11:50 am
    http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/04/14/philadelphia-bars-closing-time-4am/ By: Jarek Cotto What would happen if Philly’s bars closed at 4 a.m. instead of 2 a.m.? Would this make the city’s Millennials happier? Democratic Rep. Jordan Harris thinks so, and is introducing a bill that would allow bars to do just that. More below. UberX has hit 1 million rides in the region, but it’s still illegal in Philly. Why? Two men in PA were arrested and admitted to making and selling IEDs. More here. A man breaks into Ishkabibble’s II on April 1st and only makes out with $80 dollars. This…
  • The Old Edward Corner Building Will Make Way for Tons of New Apartments.

    blogeditor
    9 Apr 2015 | 7:20 am
      http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/fishtown/edward-corner-building-coming-down By: Jarek Cotto At the corner of Delaware Avenue and Shackamaxon Street lies the old Edward Corner building. The place is owned by Core Realty, and for years people have been wondering if if they were planning to bring the building back to life. Back in 2010, Plan Philly did story which described a preliminary plan to renovate the building and open a diner on the ground floor. It seems those plans were long forgotten. The rendering looked very promising. As you can see below, the diner would’ve been on…
  • New Apartments Coming To Columbia Ave.

    blogeditor
    2 Apr 2015 | 8:36 am
    By: Jarek Cotto The Fishtown Neighbors Association recently supported plans to bring 17 units and ten parking spots to a vacant lot at 1133 E Columbia Ave stretching all the way to Earl Street. The plans were recently approved by the Zoning Board a couple of weeks ago and are designed by Harman Deutsch. When this project originally came before FNA last fall, it didn’t get support, but the shedding of a few of the units and a couple of design changes got the community behind the project. http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/fishtown/apartments-will-rise-on-columbia-ave-near-girard…
  • FYI: These Are The Worst People You’ll Ever See On A Philly Sidewalk

    blogeditor
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:07 pm
    http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/29/philadelphia-sidewalks-worst-people/ By: Jarek Cotto A passenger pulled a knife out on a SEPTA driver on the 23 bus after the driver asked the passenger to clear the aisle. He is wanted for aggravated assault on a SEPTA driver. Philly cop gets arrested for the second time after his supervisor catches him in his marked police cruiser with THREE flat tires. That wasn’t all either, he was also reeking of alcohol and his eyes were bloodshot. His hearing is scheduled for April 13th. It is likely that he won’t be getting his job back. The new “Joe’s…
  • More New Development In Northern Liberties.

    blogeditor
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:52 pm
    http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/northern-liberties/new-home-on-green-street-will-just-add-to-the-bonanza-in-northern By: Jarek Cotto If you were to drive around Northern Liberties you would see new developments at various levels on so many blocks. There is a trend of consistent development in the neighborhood. It’d be hard to walk more than a block or two before seeing a development that’s under five years old.   http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/northern-liberties/new-home-on-green-street-will-just-add-to-the-bonanza-in-northern A smaller project is at 410 Green St., a…
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  • Triplex in Old Kensington! 1208 N 4th St

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:36 am
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics:http://briv.it/g3cjTriplex in Old Kensington 19122 close to Northern Liberties! Rare opportunity to own a triplex or live in one unit and rent the remaining two units to offset your mortgage! Charming facade. Enter in through a common vestibule foyer with original subway tiles and a beautiful solid wood door. The first unit is a 1 bedroom with a private yard. The upper floors include two 2 bedroom units, one on the 2nd floor and one on the 3rd floor. Features include: Solid hardwood floors throughout, central air,…
  • 3 Bedroom in Point Breeze: 1261 S 21st St

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:36 am
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics:http://briv.it/r3dWWelcome to this charming 2 story 3 bedroom 1.5 bath home in Point Breeze only a few blocks S of Federal St, American Sardine, and Breezy Cafe. This home is move in ready with features such as hard wood throughout, recessed lighting in the living and dining room, a beautiful side staircase with wooden banister, freshly painted throughout and bright white trim throughout. There is plenty of space for a formal living and dining room. The first floor has a convenient powder room with pedestal sink…
  • 3 Bedroom in Northern Liberties! 2415 Amber St.

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:35 am
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics:http://briv.it/i3cRBeautiful 3 bedroom 2.5 bath New Construction property with a large panoramic roof deck. Black brick facade with 1st floor raised above street level. Enter in to an open layout with dark chocolate solid wood flooring throughout and recessed lighting throughout. There is an expansive 1st floor, powder room and an open kitchen layout with modern Shaker style cabinets, glass tile subway back splash, quartz counters, under mount sink with goose neck faucet, and a high end stainless appliance package…
  • 3 Bedroom in Fishtown: 2229 Amber St.

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:35 am
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics:http://briv.it/q3faEnormous 3 bedroom 3.5 bath new construction with finished basement and large roof deck and yard. Black brick facade with 1st floor raised above street level. Enter in to an open layout with an amazing center atrium with loft overlook and chandelier. The property has dark chocolate solid wood flooring throughout, hand forged iron stair rails throughout, and recessed lighting throughout. There is a huge 1st floor and an open kitchen with modern Shaker style cabinets, glass tile subway back splash,…
  • 3 Bedroom in Passyunk Square: 1102 Dickinson St.

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:27 am
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics:http://briv.it/b3aCEnjoy this 3 Bedroom 1 Bath 2 story home in the highly desired location of Passyunk Square and East Passyunk Aveenue. Enter in through a stunning carved wooden door and be greeted by an expansive 1,300 square feet of living space with a 16 foot wide open layout! Some of the 1st floor features really provide that wow factor we love such as pristine solid hard wood floors throughout, recessed lights, exposed brick on the 1st floor leading all the way up to the 2nd floor, and a dramatic solid wood…
 
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  • Home Sales Spike in March

    Admin
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    In this video, from the National Association of REALTORS® YouTube channel, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun discusses the sharp increase in existing-home sales and the acceleration in home prices recorded in March 2015.
  • New Industry Study Examines What Realtors Really Want From Lenders

    Admin
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    Emeryville, CA – April 22, 2015 (PRNewswire) Inman, the leader in independent real estate and technology news, today released the top-line findings from a new study entitled, “What Real Estate Brokers and Agents Want From Lenders,” that examines why real estate professionals choose to recommend a particular lender, what kinds of lenders they prefer and what behavior puts a lender in the penalty box. The study also explores the ineffectiveness of lender marketing, the chilling effect that RESPA is having on broker/lender relationships and their early opinions on big bank…
  • Florida’s Housing Market Continues Growth Trends in March 2015

    Admin
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:15 am
    Orlando, FL – April 22, 2015 (PRNewswire) Florida’s housing market continued its positive track in March, reporting more closed sales, higher median prices, increased pending sales and new listings, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Closed sales of existing single-family homes statewide totaled 24,811 last month, up 24.6 percent over March 2014. “Positive growth in Florida’s housing market is encouraging sellers and buyers,” said 2015 Florida Realtors President Andrew Barbar, a broker with Keller Williams Realty Services in Boca…
  • RE/MAX Announces First Quarter 2015 Earnings Conference Call

    Admin
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Denver, CO – April 22, 2015 (PRNewswire) RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE: RMAX), one of the world’s leading franchisors of real estate brokerage services, will release financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015 after market close on Thursday, May 7, 2015 and will host a conference call for interested parties on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Interested parties are able to access the conference call using the following dial-in numbers: U.S.: (877) 512-8755 Canada: (855) 669-9657 International: (412) 902-4144 Interested…
  • Please Do Not Walk Out of These Doors!

    Admin
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    If you enjoyed this post, then you’ll definitely enjoy these other ‘Just for Fun’ posts!
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  • Homely launches national ‘Pay-My-Rent’ campaign, allowing Australians the chance to live rent free!

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

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

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

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

    Dave Platter
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Will real estate agents in Australia go the way of those in China — where the number one portal is competing directly against them? The experience of agents in China shows what could happen here if one or more of the big local real estate portals decides to compete directly with agents. The dominant portal for people who want to buy real estate in China, known as Soufun.com, has angered agents first by dramatically raising prices and then by going into competition with them. (Disclosure: I do public relations for Juwai.com, which is the Chinese portal for people wanting to buy real…
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  • Basic Legal Documents

    financemyhome1
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:40 pm
    Many times, young adults feel “bullet-proof” and don’t consider the urgency to get involved or spend the money to take care of certain legal aspects of their lives because they think they’re going to live forever. Since no one is guaranteed longevity of life, if you want to be in control of who gets what and who is in charge now based on an untimely incapacitation or death, it is important to investigate these basic legal documents. Will – This is a legal instrument that specifies your desires to care for your minor children and to distribute your personal property after you die and…
  • Are You Ready to buy a home in MN?

    financemyhome1
    14 Apr 2015 | 4:13 pm
    For whatever reason you’ve delayed buying a home, it may be time to reconsider that decision based on today’s conditions and what is expected to happen in the future. Rents are continuing to increase to the point that in most markets, it is significantly less expensive to own than to rent. Even after you factor repairs into the equation, the low interest rates, principal accumulation due to amortization, appreciation and tax savings lower the monthly cost of housing. Low inventories coupled with strong demand cause a rising effect on prices. Another reason for higher values is that…
  • Renting in MN-Why it might be prudent

    financemyhome1
    8 Apr 2015 | 11:26 am
    After you take the training wheels off your bike and learn to ride it, you’d never consider putting them back on again. Similarly, once you’ve owned a home, you might think you’ll own a home from now on but there may be some situations where it might make sense to rent again. Big shifts in a person’s life like a divorce, death of spouse, empty nesting or a temporary transfer to a new city are certainly things that may warrant renting, at least temporarily, until those circumstances develop the particulars. A good example might be that you think you’d like to move downtown. Before…
  • Home Too Big Now?

    financemyhome1
    2 Apr 2015 | 9:08 am
    Once the kids are grown, have careers, relationships and get a place of their own, parents find that they may not need their “big” home like they did before. Their lifestyle may have changed and the house just doesn’t “fit” anymore. Benefits of a smaller home: • Easier to maintain • Lower utilities • Lower property taxes • Lower insurance • More convenient location • Convenience of a single level • Possibly more energy efficient • Possibly lower maintenance Moving from a larger home frees equity from the previous home that can be invested for retirement income,…
  • FHA or Conventional?

    financemyhome1
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:35 pm
    Buyers with a minimum down payment are generally faced with the decision of whether to get a FHA or a conventional loan. With the new 3% down payment program on conventional loans, it may become more confusing which loan to pursue. The two loan programs have mortgage fees that can differ greatly. FHA has a 1.75% up-front mortgage insurance charge in addition to the monthly mortgage insurance charge which was recently lowered by .5%. FHA’s mortgage insurance is a fixed amount where conventional mortgage insurance providers’ fees are determined by individual companies and according to the…
 
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  • Houston Apartment DIY: Upgrade Your Toilet

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:19 am
    Upgrade your apartment bathroom (and kep your landlord happy) with these simple DIY toilet upgrade tips.The key to a successful apartment upgrade — one that will make you feel more at home, without upsetting your landlord or losing your security deposit — is to make it temporary, a simple change that can be put back the way it was when you move out. Since apartment DIY projects tend to be short-term investments, it’s best to choose an inexpensive plan, especially if this is your first student apartment, or you’re on a tight budget for other reasons. We’ve posted…
  • Relocating to Houston? What You Don’t Have to Bring

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:46 am
    Relocating to Houston? Slim down your move with these smart tips on what's available in your new city you'll call home.If you’re relocating to Houston from across the country, your move will have extra challenges. There’s nothing like packing for a long-distance move to make you think about what really matters to you, and what you’d be happy to let go of. If you’re feeling the pull to pare down your stuff, our previous posts on decluttering before a move and embracing minimalism as you move can help you get started. They include tips on being kind to yourself during…
  • Apartment Rental Scams: How to Search Safely

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    9 Apr 2015 | 4:44 am
    Avoid rental scams with these safe apartment search tips from Houston Apartment InsidersApartment hunting is an exciting time, but it also makes you vulnerable. Scammers know that you're anxious and excited, and looking for a way to get a great Houston apartment at the best possible price, so they offer deals that are too good to be true. They often prey on financially-strapped young people who may be looking for their first student apartment, or people with less-than-stellar credit, but anyone can fall for some apartment scams. We've posted before about one type of rental scam that threatens…
  • Tips for Easy Moving (Mental AND Physical)

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    2 Apr 2015 | 2:31 am
    Moving can be a stressful time for sure. Here are tips for easy moving that will keep you physically and mentally less stressed.Whether you’re moving within Houston or relocating across the country, moving is hard work. It’s easy to get overwhelmed, exhausted, and even injured during a move. Of course your mind will be filled with the details of the move, but it’s important to remember to take care of yourself, too. Here are ways to be kind to yourself during your move: Give yourself as much time as possible. Your own situation will determine how much time you can take to…
  • Passive Agressive Roommate? 5 Ways to Cope

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:51 am
    Find yourself living with a passive-aggressive roommate? Some tips for coping and saving your lease when you have a problem roommate.Whether you’re starting off in your first student apartment, sharing space to save money, or just keeping more human companionship in your home, living with roommates is often a great idea. It’s not always smooth sailing, though. When roommates share close quarters, conflicts happen. Our previous post, Resources for Great Roommate Relationships, is full of links to advice on choosing great roommates and living well with them. Still, the most…
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    IPIN Global - Investing in Property

  • Abu Dhabi Overtakes Dubai as Driver of UAE Property Market

    21 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The UAE has seen a significant increase in investor interest in its real estate in the last year, returning to its former glory days before the global financial crisis. As identified in IPIN's Emerging Trends for Global Property Markets 2015 - UAE Focus, published earlier this year, the UAE has shifted its economic reliance to non-oil sectors such as real estate and tourism with significant success. According to UAE property portal Bayut.com, Q1 saw a slight reversal of roles insofar as Dubai, the former powerhouse of Emirates' real estate remained relatively inactive compared with Abu Dhabi,…
  • Starting Pistol Fired for New UK Pension Freedoms

    12 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Standard Life reported an "unprecedented level of customer contact" in the days following 6th April when new pension freedoms came into effect in Britain. Despite the 6th being a Bank Holiday, the pension providers said it took over 3,000 calls with almost 1,000 customers using Standard Life's website to decide on how to exercise their new found financial freedom. Last year's budget saw proposed changes to pension legislation allowing savers to claim their entire pension pot from the age of 55, without the requirement of having to purchase an annuity. Now, eligible savers are free to draw…
  • European Property Markets Continue Boom in 2015

    31 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Investment in global real estate markets shows no signs of abating this year, with statistics showing house price rises in 32 countries around the world and declines in just 9, from figures so far published for Q4 2014. Ireland has the world's top performing housing market, seeing prices surging by 16.62% in 2014, a huge leap from the 6.18% achieved the previous year. At the other end of the scale, Ukraine is the weakest international market after property prices plummeted 48.85% in 2014 after an almost significant annual rise of 0.95% in 2013. In total, seventeen European markets saw house…
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    Massachusetts Real Estate News

  • 10 Money-Saving Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

    Bill Gassett
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:28 am
    This post was written by Jake Durtschi, the owner of Jacob Grant Property Management located in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Jake and his team manage over 400 rental properties in east Idaho. He is a successful real estate investor and has been featured on several reputable industry podcasts. Check out his blog. How First-Time Home Buyers [...]
  • 10 Questions People Forget to Ask Their Loan Officer

    Bill Gassett
    18 Mar 2015 | 4:41 am
                              Your loan officer has the power to grant or deny you the money to buy your dream home! He’s the one who can make your mortgage possible or deny your move altogether. He’s obviously an important person, and you should ensure that [...]
  • Best Google+ Real Estate Articles March 2015

    Bill Gassett
    17 Mar 2015 | 4:54 am
    March has arrived with the promise of warmer weather and spring blooms (those are things we can all rejoice about). With a hint of newness in the air, it is a wonderful time for new growth in the real estate industry, with good options for both buyers and sellers across the country. That also makes [...]
  • Best Google+ Real Estate Articles February 2015

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

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

  • How to Determine the Market Value of a Property Using PropertyShark’s Comps

    Amalia Otet
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:37 am
    In real estate, evaluating local market conditions is a must before committing to any kind of deal. One of the easiest and most efficient ways to determine how much a property is worth is by running a comparables search. And we’ll show you how. Search for recently sold homes in the same area as your target property Let’s say you found an interesting investment opportunity in Los Angeles‘ Hollywood, a neighborhood chock full of history, glitzy homes, and great entertainment options. First thing you need to do is go to PropertyShark’s Comparables section and type in the address of…
  • NYC Foreclosures Reach 2-Year High; Queens Sees Striking 56% Rise in Foreclosure Activity

    Georgiana Mihaila
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:58 am
    New York City foreclosure activity has gained traction in 2014, the number of distressed properties ending up on the auction block reaching a total of 1,560. That’s 33% more than in 2013 and stands as a 2-year high. On a more positive note, pre-foreclosures have experienced a 17% drop from 2013. 2014 Foreclosure Stats for Each Borough In terms of volume, Queens was the undisputed leader, with a total of 617 properties up for auction – accounting for a striking 40% of all NYC first-time foreclosures. The worrisome number of 2014 Queens auctions is 56% greater than 2013’s total of 395.
  • Top 10 Priciest Neighborhoods in San Francisco

    Amalia Otet
    16 Mar 2015 | 10:24 am
    Famous for its eclectic architecture, artsy vibe, rolling hills and steep streets, San Francisco has also become synonymous with pricey real estate in recent years. To see exactly what ‘pricey’ means here, we looked at home sales across the city to find the neighborhoods that registered the highest median prices for sales completed in 2014. Not surprisingly, location and view come with hefty price tags. Most of the priciest neighborhoods are located along the coast of the San Francisco peninsula or in the heart of the city. Without further ado, here are San Francisco’s most expensive…
  • NYC Home Prices Up 2% in 2014, Luxury Market Thriving

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

    Amalia Otet
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:11 am
    The Los Angeles residential real estate market boasted strong sales volumes and rising sale prices in 2014, mainly fueled by increased demand, low inventory levels, and consistent job growth. Median home prices have gone up 11% over the past year, making 2014 the third consecutive year of growth for the local real estate market. Median price of L.A. homes rises, number of homes sold falls According to PropertyShark’s Los Angeles Home Sales Market Report, the median price reached $442,000 in 2014, up 11% from $400,000 in 2013, and up 34% from $330,500 in 2010. The median price per…
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    Houston Properties

  • 4 Key Briargrove Real Estate Trends | Briargrove Houston

    Paige Martin
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:47 am
    4 Key Briargrove Real Estate Trends Briargrove real estate have shown impressive growth over the past decade, with its median sales price posting a 75% increase from 2005 to 2014. Average price per square foot has increased by over half as well. Like the Galleria/Uptown area, Briargrove is one of Houston’s most desirable neighborhoods. The community’s central location and quiet, neighborly vibe are just a few of the reasons why Briargrove homes are very popular among professionals and families alike. Briargrove homes for sale are in very high demand, as evidenced by inventories…
  • Compare Briargrove Houston Homes For Sale Under $500K

    Paige Martin
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    Briargrove Houston Homes For Sale Under $500k Briargrove is a deed-restricted residential enclave located west of the Galleria. The neighborhood’s proximity to Houston’s premiere shopping and retail center has its perks, including being minutes away from over 700 restaurants, fashion boutiques, hotels, and retail stores. Schools, offices, and business centers are also located nearby. Lined with some of Houston’s major roads, Briargrove homes for sale are also highly accessible to and from key centers within the Inner Loop. Briargrove is also prized for its tight-knit…
  • Guide To Briargrove Houston Homes For Sale Under $1M

    Paige Martin
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:13 am
    Briargrove Houston Homes For Sale Under $1M Briargrove is a quiet purely residential neighborhood that’s also near main Houston districts like The Galleria and Museum District. A lot of factors put Briargrove among Houston’s most popular subdivisions, including its central location and its gorgeous homes. Central location: Having immediate access to one of Houston’s central business districts has its perks: Briargrove homes for sale are minutes away from the Galleria/Uptown area’s job centers, restaurants, retail stores, hotels, and fashion boutiques. Active…
  • Fall Creek Houston TX | Guide To Fall Creek Homes For Sale

    Paige Martin
    18 Apr 2015 | 2:46 am
    Guide To Fall Creek Houston Homes The master-planned community of Fall Creek is located south of the Beltway 8 (Sam Houston Parkway), in an unincorporated area minutes away from the George Bush International Airport. A sprawling and lush community covering about 2,300 acres, Fall Creek is about 15 miles north of Downtown Houston. The Johnson Development Corp, in partnership with the Jefferson Development Company, is responsible for Fall Creek’s development. Subdivided into several neighborhoods, Fall Creek presents a variety of homes in different styles and price points. Fall Creek…
  • The Monroe At Bayou Park Houston Condos For Sale Guide

    Paige Martin
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:43 am
    The Monroe At Bayou Park Houston Condos Located where the posh River Oaks meets the eclectic Montrose, The Monroe At Bayou Park is a 6-story midrise by well-known luxury real estate developer, Al Ross. The residential condo building features 9 units, including a 7,000-square-foot penthouse that comes with a year’s worth of housekeeping services. Address: 1034 Rochow St, Houston TX 77019 Year Built: In Development Number of Units: 9 Nearby buildings: Riva At The Park, The Piedmont, 1000 West Clay Neighborhood: River Oaks For more information or available The Monroe At Bayou…
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    Real Estate News

  • Historic Round Mountain Stagecoach Inn for Sale in Texas Hill Country

    Angela Colley
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:15 am
    Saddle up, partners, we’re hitting the trail. The Round Mountain Stagecoach Inn in Round Mountain, TX, is perfect for someone who wants a home with some history. It is listed at $624,900. Built in 1874, the property was originally used as an overnight stagecoach stop between Austin and the Texas hill country. Today, it’s a historically preserved private home with limitless possibilities. Unlike with many historic properties, a buyer won’t be hamstrung by rules and regulations. “The property is historically registered, but it is not a full designation. Whoever buys it has…
  • Phillies Pitcher Cliff Lee Looks to Deal Philadelphia Condo for $6.9M

    Craig Donofrio
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:15 am
    Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee is selling his condo in Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, PA, for $6.9 million, according to Philly.com. Lee’s luxury condo offers spectacular views of the City of Brotherly Love. You can gaze over the historic Rittenhouse District and enjoy viewing the cityscape from the condo’s 20th-floor terrace. With this condo, you won’t have a need to drive anywhere—this unit comes with a chauffeur and a $94,000+ Mercedes-Benz S550. But if you do own a car, you’ll get two automated spaces in the underground parking garage. According…
  • Green Homes Are So 2010: The Future Is Wellness Communities

    Chrystal Caruthers
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    Kids in the community garden at Grow Community, Bainbridge Island, WA In 2000, Ray and Sarah Victurine bought a big house on 2.5 acres of Bainbridge Island. Like most Americans, they wanted space. With a 3,000-square-foot house and vast stretches of grass, their kids and dog were allowed to run freely. But, Ray Victurine said, his family felt isolated. There were neighbors in the distance, but the car was their primary connection to people and places—to the world beyond their home. “This is the United States,” he said. “People don’t just drop by other…
  • The Reading Room: Wall Shelves Inspired by Postmodern Architecture, and a Message to ‘Marijuana Refugees’

    Realtor.com Team
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:58 pm
    Floating house shelves by Judson Beaumont. Credit: Straight Line Designs Could there be anything more adorable than these floating shelves that feature Mid-Century Modern home dioramas?! No. No, there could not. [Straight Line Design] Georgia says to “marijuana refugees”: “Y’all come back from Colorado, now!” [Vice] New Yorkers share their walks through the city in a new interactive feature, and if you’re in New York City, you can, too. [New York Times Magazine] Ikea has some kooky ideas about how we’ll use our kitchens just 10 years from now.
  • Big Bear Is Waking Up: Buy Your Own Lodge in the Mountains

    Craig Donofrio
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:42 pm
    The sleepy resort town of Big Bear, CA, is getting a wake-up call—thanks to an anticipated influx of cash. Area property values are looking up for the first time in quite a while. The owners of Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, a popular resort near Mammoth Lakes, recently purchased Bear Mountain and Snow Summit, two resorts in the Big Bear area. The Los Angeles Times believes the owners are going to put up luxury hotels and draw cash-flush clientele with resorts only a couple of hours from Los Angeles. So if you’re looking for an investment opportunity, this seven-bedroom Frank Lloyd…
 
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    Productivity Junkies

  • Learn This Lesson From Marvel If You Want Your Business To Thrive

    Darin Persinger
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:01 am
    I was up early this morning with Morgan (cuz that’s what mornings look like now) and I decided to check out Daredevil on Netflix. A bit darker and edgier than other Marvel shows/movies right now, but I want to save my thoughts about Daredevil for now… First, let me go back in time and share […]
  • Time Is Tricky, Trippy & Easy To Lose Track Of

    Darin Persinger
    22 Mar 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Time can get away from you, can’t it? And I’m not just talking about an hour here or there… Having a pint or glass of wine with friends. I’m talking about years and decades. The other night Kat and I went out for a little date night. There was music playing through the sound system […]
  • Creating A Productivity Environment – Productivity Nugget #250

    Darin Persinger
    21 Mar 2014 | 8:45 am
    How To Create A Productive Environment To Get Things Done Another Productivity Coaching video by Darin Persinger of ProductivityJunkies.com Maybe you have a deadline pressing down on you … your timelines are coming up… you really need to get a project done… Or you decide today is the day when you’re going to be more […]
  • Why You’re Not Actually Growing Your Business

    Darin Persinger
    11 Mar 2014 | 3:25 pm
    If you’re spending too much time trying to figure it out (tools, tech, etc)… Then you’re not spending enough time actually growing your business. ProductivityJunkies.com
  • As A Realtor: Should You Focus On Seller Listings Or Buyer Leads?

    Darin Persinger
    2 Mar 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Let’s pretend you are a business owner (that shouldn’t be hard). Let’s pretend that you own two businesses. Let’s pretend one of your busines is a fireworks store and another business is a costume store. Let’s pretend that it is October 1st. Which business would get more of your attention? More of your time? Which […]
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    Massachusetts Real Estate- Merrimack Valley

  • Top 3 Reasons to De-clutter Your Home for Sale

    Massachusetts Realtor
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:49 pm
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent The time has come to sell your home.  You always hear de-clutter your home.  You ever wonder why it is so important to de-clutter your home? If there is nothing else you do to prepare your home to sell, de-cluttering is the single most important thing you can do. There are multiple reasons why it is so important to de-clutter your home. 1-  You don’t want home buyers to focus on items in your home.  You want potential home buyers to focus on the actual home itself not your…
  • How important is the square footage of a house?

    Massachusetts Realtor
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:07 pm
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent The square footage of a house …  how important is it when you are buying or selling a home.    When it comes to listing homes in the Multiple Listing Service (or MLS), or appraisers using it to determine value there is no way of completely avoiding it. How is Square Footage Determined What we are most concerned with is how an appraiser will determine the square footage of a home.  Because the square footage of a house has some correlation to what a home is worth, it is…
  • You want my help, but you already have a Buyers Agent?

    Massachusetts Realtor
    22 Mar 2015 | 7:37 am
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent I got several calls every week from people who want my help, but make it clear they are already working with a real estate agent.  There are two types of help they are looking for.  One they want help finding a home or two they have questions their agent can’t answer or isn’t around to answer. Yesterday, I received one of these calls.  She was begging me to help her find a home but made it very clear she would have her agent write the offer so they can get the…
  • 10 Ways to Turn Off Home Buyers

    Massachusetts Realtor
    17 Mar 2015 | 12:19 pm
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent Selling your home is difficult enough when everything is perfect.  Here are 10 ways to turn off home buyers that can impact the sale of your home.  Take some time and prepare your home with an unbiased perspective.  A good agent will help walk you through the preparation of your home as well as explain the best way to show and allow home buyers to view your home.  These are just 10 ways to turn of home buyers that are very common, though I could probably list 100! 10 Ways to Turn…
  • Searching for a Home to Buy, Where Fantasy Begins and Reality Ends

    Massachusetts Realtor
    14 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent I just got off a phone with a potential buyer who was searching for a home to buy.  Their “needs” list in a new home was quite unrealistic.  I asked her how long she has been searching for a home to buy…. her answer was two years!!   She was very frustrated and was blaming all these agents that wouldn’t help her in the search to buy a new home. Searching for a home to buy, where does fantasy begin? We all want what we want, I get that.  But does what you want…
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    Austin Real Estate Secrets

  • Fraudulent Lease Listings

    Tim Thornton, Greater Austin Area Realtor® ZipRealty, inc.
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:33 pm
    I honestly don't know why I would get two requests in one day to see and lease (different) condos in Austin, but I have. The first odd thing about these requests, is that I don't really handle leasing--with the rare exception. The second thing about these calls is that the source of the information is not the MLS or a brokerage web site, but on a "little web site" known for selling every used product under the sun--usually at deep discounts. I don't mean to disparage these web sites, but when any person can load and list a property for rent and when there are no checks and balances and when…
  • #5 in Series: Details

    Tim Thornton, Greater Austin Area Realtor® ZipRealty, inc.
    12 Mar 2015 | 3:17 pm
    It's all in the details. Details. And more details.I suppose there are different styles of buyers. Some buyers may be very happy to just sign a check for their new home, make some decisions about flooring, decor and how the kitchen will look and then come back in 6-9 months when the project is complete. And others of us are more interested in the details and seeing that the house is built correctly. Well, you may not know how to build a house, but I think the more familiar you are with how your home is built, the better off you will be in the end. Operative words: "In the end." Because it…
  • Did You Hear That Ad? Do You Believe That?

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

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

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

  • Not selling enough homes? Try these marketing techniques

    Guest Author
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:09 pm
    In 2013 the National Association of Realtors estimated that 4.65 Million previously owned homes were sold in the United States. As the economy continues to rebound and the number of homes for sale increases, realtors have entered into a fierce competition for customers and properties to sell. Image credit: geralt via Pixabay.com   Since 75 percent of real estate transactions stem from referrals and a previously existing customer base, it is always a good idea to market to your existing clients, so that you can create a strong networking base. However, if you want to sell even more homes,…
  • Realy.co launches new app “Realy Safe” to keep agents safe

    Mike Wheatley
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:02 pm
    Today marks the release of Realy Safe, a proactive app designed with the purpose of maximizing real estate agent security while in the field, from the creators of the latest Startup Real Estate portal and Agent discovery platform at Realy.co. Image credit: Gaertringen via Pixabay.com   According to the National Association of Realtors’ 2015 Member Safety Report, 40% of real estate professionals “experienced a situation that made them fear for their personal safety or safety of their personal information.” The sources of fear: open houses, vacant homes, unlocked or…
  • New walkability index helps determine commercial property value

    Mike Wheatley
    26 Apr 2015 | 6:50 pm
    A new index out this month seeks to measure the walkability of commercial sectors to help better determine value and potential investment opportunities. Image credit: Real Capital Analytics Inc.   Last week, Real Capital Analytics, Inc., an international data and analytics firm focused on commercial real estate investment markets, announced a new collaboration with WalkScore, a private company providing a numerical index of community walkability via websites and a mobile app. The companies called the RCA & Walk Score Commercial Property Price Indices (CPPI) “the first of its…
  • NAR sponsors 7 new real estate tech startups

    Mike Wheatley
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:41 pm
    Earlier this week, The National Association of Realtors’ strategic investment arm, Second Century Ventures, unveiled the seven companies that will make up this year’s REach class. The chosen organizations will benefit from the technology accelerator program throughout the year. Image credit: Firmbee via Pixabay.com   Second Century Ventures provides education, mentorship, and market exposure in the hope that the program will serve as “a catalyst for new technologies, new opportunities, and new talent.” The seven companies provide a broad range of products and…
  • U.S. homes are still a bargain on the international market

    Mike Wheatley
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:35 pm
    Properties in the U.S. are still considered a “good buy” relative to prices internationally, researchers note at the National Association of Realtors’ Economists’ Outlook blog. “A typical foreign buyer probably will not face sticker shock when considering a U.S. purchase,” Jed Smith, NAR’s managing director of quantitative research, notes at the blog. U.S. housing is still considered affordable relative to foreign home prices, despite recent gains in the U.S. dollars’ value against foreign currencies as well as a limited number of properties for sale in the U.S. that have been…
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    Duke Long

  • Information Sharing. Who Really Owns Your Clients Portal?

    dukelong
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:43 am
    A Client Portal. A client portal is a secure, private website that provides the clients of financial advisors, CPAs and other types of service professionals (could that be you) with a place to view personal financial information and use financial management tools. A financial advisor, for example, can provide his or her clients with a portal...Read More
  • THE EVOLUTION OF THE HONEST BUILDINGS PLATFORM.

    dukelong
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:09 pm
    THE EVOLUTION OF THE HONEST BUILDINGS PLATFORM.
  • Why Mobile-Friendly for Commercial Real Estate? Guest Post Dave Lewand

    dukelong
    19 Apr 2015 | 5:13 am
    Google recently announced that, beginning April 21 2015, their mobile search algorithm would undergo a “dramatic” change. Mobile-Friendly website pages will be rewarded with mobile search bump-ups. Pages that are not mobile-friendly will suffer mobile search demotions. Go ahead and test your own CRE company website pages (Home, About Us, Contact Us, Property Summary, Property...Read More
  • Brokers and Lawyers. A Reputation Earned.

    dukelong
    15 Apr 2015 | 4:27 am
    Brokers and Lawyers. A Reputation Earned.
  • #CRETech Takeover. Guest Post James Milner.

    dukelong
    12 Apr 2015 | 5:29 am
    Is the typical #CRE broker going to become obsolete?  According to an article I found in the Austin Business Journal, published from a few months ago, this would be a concern that as #CRE brokers we are going to have to deal with. If you haven’t heard or more importantly realized #CREtech is a reality. ...Read More
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    Showing Suite

  • See You at the SDAR Expo 2015!

    Brianna Collier
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:49 am
    SDAR Expo 2015 is tomorrow and we are excited to be one of this year’s sponsors! It will be a time of networking, education, 2015 must-haves and more! Join us at Booth #332 at the San Diego Convention Center where you can learn more about our state of the art real estate software and our latest and upcoming new products.     Why should you stop by our booth? We are going to have exclusive demos and giveaways for all attendees plus you can meet our awesome team who will answer all of your questions and even teach you some new tricks for your Showing Suite account. To find…
  • New Showing Robot Features and Updates

    admin
    22 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    In our latest round of updates, we have added new features and made more improvements to Showing Robot. All of these improvements made to the Showing Robot system were made with ease-of-use in mind, giving you, buyers and buyers agents the best experience possible. See a list of all the new changes below: NEW! Confirmation Party Showing Adjustments We now allow you to set up different confirmation parties for the following options: Buyer Agent Showings Buyer Showings You may also continue to utilize the same confirmation parties for both showing party types by using the following: Both Buyer…
  • New Updates to our Showing Suite Real Estate Mobile App

    admin
    19 Mar 2015 | 2:15 pm
    In our latest round of updates, we have added new features and made more improvements to our Showing Suite mobile app. Additionally, we have made significant usability and interface enhancements, giving you more features available using your Showing Suite mobile apps. See a list of all the new changes below: Signup Improvements Added the ability to add promotional codes to sign up for a Showing Suite account when signing up through the mobile app.   Showing Suite Listing Agent Improvements Addition of the ability to “Add New Listing” to “My Listings”. Ability to manually edit…
  • How to Set up IFTTT for Lead Generation – Real Estate Technology

    Brianna Collier
    11 Mar 2015 | 8:57 am
    Have you checked out If This Then That (IFTTT) to use as real estate technology? Basically you can create automatic actions to be performed over pretty much anything you could want or think of. Want to save all those houses in a Google doc automatically? Check. Want an email every time someone tweets about you? Check. You can even program it to open the garage door every time you get home without pressing any buttons. How about getting an email every time someone is moving to your city? Or getting alerts sent straight to your phone when a certain type of home pops up for sale in your area?
  • Are You a Good Real Estate Broker?

    Brianna Collier
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:47 pm
    “My real estate broker is the best because he/she empowers me to succeed.” Is the ideal statement of a team member. Brokers, the biggest asset you have is your team members. This goes for any team no matter what profession. Are you empowering your team to succeed or are you setting them up for failure? Whatever the size of your team, each member has specific qualities and strengths. The important thing is making sure everyone is in the right role. Maximize your resources – your team will take off when you have each member in the right place. Team dynamics determine how…
 
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  • The Mortgage Industry Should Tailor a Strategy to Combat Super Lien Laws

    admin
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:27 am
    Mortgaged property in shared interest communities always pose a big threat to lenders. As per the rules, property owners need to pay periodically to their associations towards community maintenance. If existing owners fail to clear the dues, then under state super lien laws, lenders become liable for the unpaid dues. Over the years, distressed shared communities have made complete use of the law to shift the responsibility for unpaid due to lenders. Given that delinquent mortgages and unpaid dues go hand-in-hand, lenders are beginning to have more than their share of trouble. Why Super Lien…
  • Understanding Borrower Behavior: What the Lending Industry Needs to Do

    admin
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:55 am
    Understanding and predicting borrower behavior has always played a major role in the lending business. Despite its clinching role, the mortgage industry, has never had a sophisticated mechanism in place to analyze borrower behavior. This, even after the lesson learnt in 2008, when default rates ruined the country’s economy. Credit score —a tool developed in the 1980s—still happens to be the deciding factor in determining the creditworthiness of an individual, thus leaving the industry at the mercy of a faulty and incomplete method of computation. Why the Methodology is Faulty Today’s…
  • Going Digital Can Help Lenders Deliver a More Customized Experience

    admin
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:05 am
    In the mortgage industry, the one thing that is critical to a lenders business is customization.  As lenders have to build their business around distinct customer segments, customization can transform the borrower-lender relationship into a personalized experience that customers crave for. But what does personalization mean for the lender? It means engaging with the customer in their preferred ways at different touch points. In the traditional form of engagement it would mean the lender visiting the buyer’s home for helping him with the loan process. Surely, it meant making things a lot…
  • MBA’s 101st Annual Convention and Expo 2014

    admin
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:28 am
    The Mortgage Bankers Association 101st Annual Convention & Expo 2014 is an acclaimed mortgage event where mortgage experts and real estate finance professionals from the world over congregate to address the important issues facing the mortgage industry today. The event offers a wealth of business and networking opportunities to top industry leaders and major performers. Attendees can hear from industry experts on the issues impacting mortgage business and also learn about the latest products which can be leveraged to improve services. In keeping with its practice of engaging dynamic…
  • How Technology has changed the Mortgage Landscape

    admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:43 am
    The one thing that a prospective home buyer has been too scared of is the process of procuring loans. It involves going through a maze of complicated and never ending processes, much of which is beyond their knowledge and understanding. At a time, when technology has uncomplicated matters in every walk of life, loan procurement process too has undergone a transformational change. For those who believe things still remain the same, it’s time for a revisit. A string of amazing technological advancements has contributed hugely in simplifying loan processing today. The advent of e-signature,…
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  • 5 Home Staging Myths to Overcome Before a Sale

    ForSaleByOwner
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:32 am
    Home staging isn’t just about decorating; it’s an essential part of making sure your home gets sold. A home that has been staged to attract house hunters will be easier to market and help you get the price you’re looking for on a sale. Despite the impact that staging can have on a sale, some sellers remain unconvinced of its importance due to some common myths and misconceptions. In the last year I encountered a seller who hadn’t made any improvements on their home in 25 years and yet was set on an asking price that was comparable to homes in his neighborhood that had been recently…
  • 5 Simple Steps to Market Your Home for Sale by Owner

    ForSaleByOwner
    13 Apr 2015 | 11:48 am
    Ever heard a Realtor on a radio ad or bus stop sign say something like, “My 5 point marketing plan will sell your home fast and for top dollar”? Realtors love to boast about their various marketing techniques that sell homes quickly. As a Realtor for almost 20 years, allow me to let you in on a secret—there really isn’t as much to it as they would like you to believe, and it’s certainly not anything mysterious. Oh sure, they can print up a color brochure for prospective customers to take with them when they view a home for sale or come to an open house. They can put a sign in the…
  • 10 Spots to Clean for a Spring Sale

    ForSaleByOwner
    8 Apr 2015 | 8:37 am
    Spring cleaning isn’t just an annual ritual among house-proud homeowners looking to rid their space from the traces of Old Man Winter, it’s also a crucial step in preparing a home for the selling season. While there’s no quick way to thoroughly deep clean your home, following these simple tips and taking a few small steps to regularly tidy up your space will help make spring cleaning a cinch. Buyers are looking for clean spaces. Finding a home that is clean and looks like new, regardless of when it was built, goes a long way to helping them justify the large down payment they could soon…
  • Home Staging Creates Bidding Wars

    ForSaleByOwner
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:21 pm
    As one of the hottest times to sell your home quickly approaches, many experts suggest bidding wars could become a trend this spring. A bidding war happens in markets where prices rise as a result of the supply of available homes for sale decreases. According to a recent report from The National Association of Realtors, the average supply of available homes for sale is 4.9 months, while in a normal market there is usually a 6 to 7 month supply. That’s proof that demand is growing faster than supply. So, how can a seller take advantage of this and potentially find themselves on the winning…
  • 7 Biggest Real Estate Photography Mistakes to Avoid

    ForSaleByOwner
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:42 pm
    While your home might speak for itself in person, photos of it absolutely need to show your house in its best light. The 2014 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers shows that 92 percent of buyers use the Internet in their home search and 50 percent use a mobile website or app. With the Internet and mobile apps being so driven by images, it’s never been more important to have high quality, attention-grabbing photos in your listing. Before you break out your iPhone and start snapping away, check out the biggest — and most common — mistakes home sellers make when it comes to real estate…
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  • Idea On Deciding on Eyeglass Frames According To Face Shapes

    Alessia Barbara
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:51 pm
    Nowadays, more and more glasses with attractive frameworks. Nonetheless, you should not simply select eye glasses frame you such as. This is because particular glasses frameworks will not be suitable for everyone. You should locate the structure of glasses to match your face shape To streamline the option structure sunglasses, celeb stylist Robert Verdi provides tips on how you can how to find the version that fits the glasses for your face shape Heart face shape If you have a heart face form like Audrina Patridge, Verdi suggested to search for sunglasses that shape underscore bottom awah.
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    Alessia Barbara
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:44 am
    It will also help you to consider a better treatment of your pup or an adult canine. It is great to feed your dog dry canine food and chew toys, which assist to maintain plaque down. These will require a referral from your own veterinarian. What we appear for on a fecal examination is the parasite egg. Parasites can be transmitted via numerous routes. The plaque by this stage has absent beyond the gum line. Dental treatment for your canine can get lost in the shuffle of daily lifestyle. Even if you really adore your dog and give your canine great dog treatment, it's simple to slip up on…
  • How To Get The Social Advertising War

    Alessia Barbara
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:29 am
    The most important thing is that most of them are completely free. You can hyperlink videos and weblogs from the social websites to your homepage. It has begun to rear its ugly head and your time has come. You can make a professional display just by including some photos along with clip artwork and some text. You can also try "Appbrain", "Androlib" and Andappstore. Of course you could, you're an professional currently! The HTC has introduced the HTC ChaCha Agreement which is a complete new era mobile phone. It is 1 of the events to Facebook primarily based smart telephone. There are tons of…
  • Carry Out Dental Whitening? Discovering the correct

    Alessia Barbara
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:13 am
    Why Should You dental clinic may consider some time and research. They also help to stop sores from forming in the mouth from the surface area of the dentures rubbing delicate tissue. Pre-emptive therapeutic has been applied effectively to cure dental phobia and to reduce fear of traveling. You can go to them virtually at Brighton Implant Clinic. Are the facilities clean and up to day? It isn't all about tooth pains when you go to the dental practitioner. At occasions, you might not be feeling any issues, nevertheless, you only want to change your tooth's appear. Cosmetic dentistry seeks to…
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    26 Apr 2015 | 7:54 am
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  • Modern CRM

    Chris Clark
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:51 am
    Ask any agent what a CRM is and most will tell you it’s where they keep their contact info…and maybe their appointments and calls.  In other words, for the majority of agents, CRM apps are souped-up Personal Digital Assistants (PDA). That view probably explains why so many agents dislike their CRM app so much.  If […] Source: CREOutsider
  • PropFeed: 21st Century Marketing for Commercial Real Estate

    Chris Clark
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:52 am
    How many times have you wished you could send your listings from LoopNet to another aggregator, export them for whatever purpose or efficiently keep your own comps? How much do you dislike LoopNet’s “anti-mobile” interface? How burned do you feel at having to underwrite the cost of free search by paying for LoopNet’s Premium Listing plan? […] Source: CREOutsider
  • Intelishare: A Better Way to Create Great Presentations

    Chris Clark
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:52 am
    One of the most common requests I hear from agents and brokerages is for good looking and easy to use templates for proposals, offerings and flyers. The marketing apps I’ve seen haven’t been very compelling. They’re usually quite limited or have a steep learning curve. And the templates for PowerPoint, Publisher and the like – […] Source: CREOutsider
  • The Demographics of CRE Agents

    Chris Clark
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:51 am
    As you may have noticed, most CRE agents are white males.  While the percentages vary depending on the study and what positions/specialties are included, females represent anywhere from 10% to over 40% of the work force with minorities representing around 5%. They’re also old – and getting older.  Between 2002 and today, the median age […] Source: CREOutsider
  • Social Networks Marketing Update

    Chris Clark
    11 Mar 2015 | 5:47 am
    Social networks are always adding new features to their platforms. Some are obvious but others aren’t. And some are useful or nothing but a pain. This latest crop of updates offers some features that may actually be useful to CRE agents or brokerages. Facebook Call to Action Button Steady yourself. Facebook is offering a marketing […] Source: CREOutsider
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  • Current Mortgage Rates for Monday, April 27, 2015

    Michael Kraus
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:21 am
    Mortgage backed securities rallied on Friday morning, and that rally held throughout the day.  The ground that was lost mid-week was regained, and once again, mortgage rates were basically flat on the week.  Mortgage rates have been more or less flat all month, as evidenced by the Primary Mortgage Market Survey from Freddie Mac.  Four weeks ago, the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 3.70%.  This last week it was 3.65%.  This is despite domestic and foreign economic data that was generally weak, which would normally support mortgage rates. Find out how much you could be…
  • Common Refinancing FAQs

    Evan Potter
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:30 pm
    It seems like every bank and mortgage lender is  pushing refinancing. As a result, you may feel now’s the right time to refinance your mortgage loan. However, this isn’t a decision to take lightly. Refinancing is an excellent way to lower your mortgage payment and save money, but it’s not the right choice for everyone. So you shouldn’t feel pressured or bullied into refinancing your home. It’s important that you first understand how the process works. Like most people, you might have a bunch of questions. If you’re not sure whether refinancing is the right choice…
  • Current Mortgage Rates for Friday, April 24, 2015

    Michael Kraus
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:36 am
    Yesterday mortgage backed securities retraced some of Wednesday’s losses, and mortgage rates improved slightly.  The small rally was supported by some soft(ish) U.S. economic data.  This morning mortgage backed securities are rallying off a weak March durable goods report.  If the rally continues, we’ll see an improvement to rates today, but I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see it fizzle, and have us end the week approximately where we started it.  That’s been the theme for about a month, anyway (with the exception of the ephemeral rally that followed the March…
  • Which Kitchen Layout is right for You?

    Taryne Leahey
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Whether you’re gearing up for a major renovation or shopping around for houses, it’s hard to argue that the kitchen is pretty important.  If you eat food, which you probably do, you’re going to have to spend time there. Of course, there is no One True Kitchen Layout. Many tout the work triangle, where the three major work stations—sink, stove, and refrigerator—are laid out more or less equidistant from each other, as the most efficient layout. However, what’s going to work best for you depends on your needs and the limitations of your space. Here are 4 of the most popular…
  • Current Mortgage Rates for Thursday, April 23, 2015

    Michael Kraus
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:24 am
    After days of sitting in roughly the same range, mortgage bonds finally moved yesterday, but not in a positive direction for mortgage rates.  Bonds took a bit of a beating yesterday, in some part due to a bounceback in existing home sales, although it’s worth noting that bonds were selling off before that report came out at 10am.  Bonds have opened up firmer this morning following a spate of weaker overseas data, but I sort of doubt that kick-starts any significant rally. This morning’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey from Freddie Mac showed the average rate on a 30-year…
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  • Louisville Area Home For Sale | 5313 Silver Wing Blvd Louisville, KY 40241

    Bob
    6 Apr 2015 | 9:33 am
    If you liked Louisville Area Home For Sale | 5313 Silver Wing Blvd Louisville, KY 40241, then you may also want to view more homes for sale in Louisville, KY. Related Louisville Real Estate: Louisville Home For Sale | 3504 Vale Cir Louisville, KY 40241 Louisville Home For Sale | 12101 Dixon Park Blvd Louisville, KY 40299 Louisville Area Home For Sale at 16 Henry Ct Fisherville, KY
  • Louisville Area Home For Sale | 405 Pin Oak Dr. Taylorsville, KY 40071

    Bob
    6 Apr 2015 | 9:17 am
    If you liked Louisville Area Home For Sale | 405 Pin Oak Dr. Taylorsville, KY 40071, then you may also want to view more homes for sale in Louisville, KY. Related Louisville Real Estate: Louisville Area Home For Sale at 16 Henry Ct Fisherville, KY Louisville Area Home For Sale at 321 Piatt Pl Middelton, KY 40223 Louisville Area Home For Sale | 6018 Edgemont Way Shelbyville, KY 40065
  • Louisville Area Home For Sale | 910 Artisan Pkwy La Grange, KY 40031

    Bob
    6 Apr 2015 | 9:05 am
    If you liked Louisville Area Home For Sale | 910 Artisan Pkwy La Grange, KY 40031, then you may also want to view more homes for sale in Louisville, KY. Related Louisville Real Estate: Louisville Area Home For Sale at 16 Henry Ct Fisherville, KY Louisville Area Home For Sale at 321 Piatt Pl Middelton, KY 40223 Louisville Area Home For Sale | 6018 Edgemont Way Shelbyville, KY 40065
  • Louisville Area Home For Sale | 4628 Echo Valley Dr Crestwood, KY 40014

    Bob
    6 Apr 2015 | 8:41 am
    If you liked Louisville Area Home For Sale | 4628 Echo Valley Dr Crestwood, KY 40014, then you may also want to view more homes for sale in Louisville, KY. Related Louisville Real Estate: Louisville Area Home For Sale at 16 Henry Ct Fisherville, KY Louisville Area Home For Sale at 321 Piatt Pl Middelton, KY 40223 Louisville Area Home For Sale | 6018 Edgemont Way Shelbyville, KY 40065
  • Louisville Home For Sale | 6304 Eureka Ave Louisville, KY 40216

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    28 Mar 2015 | 12:49 am
    If you liked Louisville Home For Sale | 6304 Eureka Ave Louisville, KY 40216, then you may also want to view more homes for sale in Louisville, KY. Related Louisville Real Estate: Louisville Home For Sale at 1856 Heaton Rd Louisville, KY 40216 Louisville Home For Sale | 2403 Adrienne Way Louisville, KY 40216 Louisville Home For Sale | 811 W Evelyn Ave Louisville, KY 40215
 
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  • Academy Mortgage on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio

    Courtney Rogers
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Gina Spearman, manager of the builder services group at Academy Mortgage, is on today’s All About Real Estate edition of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio to discuss its mortgage products and current market conditions. Academy Mortgage is the nation’s largest independent lender, and it has enjoyed a successful year in the metro Atlanta market. Perhaps one [...]
  • HomeAid Atlanta Announces 14th Annual Essentials Drive on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio

    Courtney Rogers
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:29 am
    Cecily Stevens, executive assistant with HomeAid Atlanta, is today’s guest on the Around Atlanta edition of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio. Cecily is on hand to discuss HomeAid’s Essentials Drive, which is an annual event designed to aid homeless babies and their mothers by collecting essential baby items such as diapers, formula, food and wipes. HomeAid [...]
  • Builders Floor Covering and Tile Mohawk Sale Highlighted on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio

    Courtney Rogers
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:05 am
    The current Deal of the Week on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio is being offered by Builders Floor Covering & Tile, a Construction Resources company. Now through May 11, 2015, buyers can enjoy up to 50 percent off of select floor styles* during Mohawk’s Love Your Floor Sale! Builders Floor Covering & Tile has a limited [...]
  • Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio: Construction Resources, Inc.

    Courtney Rogers
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Today’s All About Real Estate guest on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio is Antoinette Copeland, design center director for Construction Resources, Inc. Currently celebrating its 45th anniversary in business, Construction Resources is a conglomerate of companies that includes Atlanta Kitchen, Atlanta Glass & Mirror, Atlanta Marble and Builders Floor Covering & Tile. Thanks to this [...]
  • Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio: Greater Gwinnett Championship

    Courtney Rogers
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:13 pm
    Featured on this week’s edition of Around Atlanta is the Greater Gwinnett Championship, a stop on the PGA Champions Tour held at TPC Sugarloaf. Taking place now through Sunday, April 19, the tournament is in its third year. Stan Hall, the executive director of the Gwinnett Sports Commission, is on hand to discuss the exciting [...]
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  • Clever Packing Tips And Tricks You Just Won’t Believe

    Jessica Ryan
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:31 am
    Enlightenment during packing is a rare sight. When packing a gift for a beloved person, you surely invest it with warm feelings and best wishes and try to make it look beautiful. When packing your suitcase for an exciting trip, you probably invest it with high expectations and eager anticipation and try to fit inside it as many personal possessions as possible. When packing your household for an imminent move, you need to invest a lot of time and efforts in the process and try to come up with efficient space-, time- and money-saving solutions. You are certainly well aware of many proven…
  • Moving Trucks Guide: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Moving Trucks

    Joshua Green
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:41 am
    The effectiveness of moving trucks often surpasses their attractiveness. It’s funny how moving trucks can be fascinating and intimidating at the same time. You probably see them on a regular basis, either parked in front of a home where a busy residential move is obviously underway, or rumbling through the city streets, always in a hurry to get somewhere as fast as possible. The thing is, you can rarely spot a moving vehicle wandering around town aimlessly – moving trucks always look as if they were running late for a date, don’t they? And ironically, sometimes that is not far from the…
  • Your Job Relocation Guide

    Jessica Ryan
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:27 am
    Crossroads are intended to restore order but they might as well cause confusion. Crossroads are designed to improve traffic organization. Being at a crossroads in life, however, usually causes confusion and disorientation. There is no way to know which of the roads ahead of you will lead to success but yet you need to keep moving on. And if you have had the stroke of luck to be offered a lucrative position in the field of your professional expertise, the choice as to what direction your life should move in has to be made really quickly. However, the decision could prove to be a tough one even…
  • 4 Ways To Keep Your Sense Of Humor Alive When Moving

    Joshua Green
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:55 am
    When your relocation gives you a broken plate, make yourself a cute porcelain piglet. Everybody knows that moving is no laughing matter. Ask a person who has recently survived a residential move how many times they laughed during the feverish pre-move preparations, on the stress-packed moving day and later during the tough post relocation period, and they’d probably look at you as if you had lost your mind. “Wait and you’ll see for yourself!” would probably be their laconic answer. And they would be right to say so. The elaborate and time-consuming process of moving house is not the…
  • Tips For Moving To Temporary Housing

    Jessica Ryan
    9 Apr 2015 | 6:26 am
    Short term housing provides a temporary shelter for your dreams – until you settle down permanently. Many species of birds migrate annually in search of a milder climate and abundant food. They move temporarily, sometimes half the way around the globe, to a place that provides a higher chance of survival and more favorable living conditions. Human beings also move houses in pursuit of happiness and better living standards. Sometimes the relocation is only temporary but, unlike birds, people are faced with many tough decisions and tedious preparations when moving – especially if…
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  • RealtyTrac: Fewer Fla. homeowners are underwater

    Florida Realtors® News
    23 Apr 2015 | 2:24 am
    IRVINE, Calif. – April 23, 2015 – RealtyTrac‘s U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report for the first quarter of 2015 finds that Florida continues to see more homeowners emerge from underwater status, where they owe more on the mortgage than their home’s current market value. According to the first quarter study, 23.8 percent of Floridians with a mortgage were seriously underwater, meaning the amount they owe on the mortgage is at least 25 percent higher than their home’s current market value. That’s down from 24.7 percent quarter-to-quarter and down from 31.2…
  • Fla.’s housing market continues growth trends in March 2015

    Florida Realtors® News
    22 Apr 2015 | 2:40 am
    ORLANDO, Fla. – April 22, 2015 – Florida’s housing market continued its positive track in March with more closed sales, higher median prices, increased pending sales and new listings, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Closed sales of existing single-family homes statewide totaled 24,811 last month, up 24.6 percent in a year-to-year comparison. “Positive growth in Florida’s housing market is encouraging sellers and buyers,” says 2015 Florida Realtors President Andrew Barbar, a broker with Keller Williams Realty Services in Boca…
  • Housing needs less regulation, more opportunity

    Florida Realtors® News
    22 Apr 2015 | 2:33 am
    WASHINGTON – April 22, 2015 – Some of the nation’s leading housing economists spoke yesterday at an economic and policy forum to appraise the state of the U.S. housing market. The Washington, D.C., event held by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), National Association of Home Builders and McGraw Hill Financial Global Institute, drew more than 80 attendees representing industry analysts, congressional staff and members of the media. “Realtors support legislative and regulatory efforts to protect homebuyers from the risky and predatory lending practices that contributed…
  • Strong U.S. dollar encourages int’l home selling

    Florida Realtors® News
    21 Apr 2015 | 2:40 am
    ORLANDO, Fla. – April 21, 2015 – The value of the euro has fallen recently in comparison to the U.S. dollar, and that gives some Europeans an ideal opportunity to sell their Florida property and make a profit not just on values that have risen, but also on the different value of money. The opportunity applies to Europeans who bought a property when the U.S. dollar was weaker. A home in Central Florida illustrates the example. Even if the home’s selling price did not rise over the past year, it went up in value for Europeans thanks to the money exchange rate. If a home was worth…
  • HUD awards $3,791,216 to help homeless Fla. vets

    Florida Realtors® News
    21 Apr 2015 | 2:39 am
    WASHINGTON – April 21, 2015 – In the ongoing effort to end veteran homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced nearly $65 million to help more than 9,300 homeless veterans find a permanent place to call home. In Florida, 26 local housing programs will share $3,791,216. For a complete list of impacted local programs, visit HUD’s website. The rental assistance is provided through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program, which combines rental assistance from HUD with case…
 
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  • Calgary Condos For Sale, 5 Things To Consider Before Buying

    Crystal Tost
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:24 am
    Looking for Calgary condos for sale and don't know where to start? So many condos for sale in Calgary that you're feeling overwhelmed at them all not knowing if one your interested in is a good deal or bad one? Well here are 5 things to consider before buying a condo in the Calgary real estate market. Caption: Calgary condos for sale CALGARY CONDOS FOR SALE, BUYING TIP #1: HIRE A CALGARY REALTOR ® Video: Crystal Tost is an award winning calgary REALTOR® whose honest with great results! I know you have heard and seen the word REALTOR ®  (it has to be all capitals) but may not…
  • Calgary Condos For Sale, Traps To Avoid When Buying

    Crystal Tost
    8 Apr 2015 | 6:08 am
    When your looking for a Calgary condos for sale, particularly as an investor, it’s best to avoid traps and be an informed buyer. There’s doubt in the Calgary real estate market due to the 2015 oil crisis and it is more vital than ever to be aware of your Calgary real estate investment. Venturing into unfamiliar territory and praying for the best is dangerous business, thankfully you can hire a top rated Calgary REALTOR® like me to help you out. Please view my great 5-star reviews on Google. Video: Crystal Tost: Award Winning Calgary REALTOR®, Honest and Great Results!
  • Calgary Real Estate February 2015 Monthly Housing Statistics

    Crystal Tost
    12 Mar 2015 | 10:01 am
    The latest Calgary housing market report shows some ups and downs for the city. Overall, new listings are slowing down, which means there is likely to be some downward pressure on the supply growth within the Calgary resale market. While Calgary home sales remained below the long-term averages for the month of February and year-over-year new listings growth fell from 37 percent in January to nine percent in February, inventory levels increased to 5,474 units. Nonetheless, while the supply levels are higher than what the market has seen in awhile, they are still falling short of the record…
  • Price Gap Between Condos And Houses Largest In Years

    Crystal Tost
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:05 am
    CALGARY REAL ESTATE NEWS – For a lot of people buying homes for the first time, condominiums have been a way to transition from owning your own home to owning your dream home. However, an influx of upcoming condos and aggressive bidding battles for modern detached houses has led to an increasing gap between the rates of house and condo prices which hit the peak last year. Comparing Housing and Condo Price The average price gap in December between a one family house and a condo for sale in the market reached $320,000.  Canada’s four main cities were affected by this which are…
  • MLS Listings Calgary: 37% Increase in Listings, Prices Still Stable

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

    Simon Costain
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:50 am
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    Simon Costain
    8 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
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  • Isle of Man Property Sales

    Simon Costain
    4 Dec 2014 | 3:11 am
    Suzie Man Wai Yau, of 75 King Edward Road, Onchan, bought 19 Turnberry Avenue, Onchan, for £395,000. via Isle of Man Today - Property Lettings Feed http://ift.tt/1yU8kmL
  • Isle of Man Property Sales

    Simon Costain
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:25 am
    Martin John Rissbrook, of Riversdale, Jurby Road, Ramsey, bought 1 and 2 Riversdale Cottages, Ramsey to St Judes High Road, Lezayre for £360,000. via Isle of Man Today - Property Lettings Feed http://ift.tt/1FvnVJH
  • 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
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  • Tips About GFCI From The Home Inpsector

    Karen Highland
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:16 am
    Tips for Frederick Home Owners from the Home Inspector – About GFCI Question:  Would it make sense to install GFCI’s in a nursery or children’s room? Answer:  Any extra safety that can be provided in a home is always a good idea.  A GFCI can protect infants and children the same way it protects the rest of the family, by interrupting the flow of electricity. “GFCI” is short-hand for ground fault circuit interrupter, an inexpensive electrical device that protects people from severe or fatal electric shocks.  GFCI’s can also prevent some electrical fires and reduce the…
  • Lake Linganore Real Estate Market Report – Spring 2015

    Karen Highland
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:25 am
    Lake Linganore Neighborhood Spring 2015 Frederick Neighborhood Report: Lake Linganore Lake Linganore at Eaglehead is a lake community in southern Frederick County that offers a beautifully natural setting. The 14 villages at Lake Linganore surround the largest private lake in Maryland, with 3 smaller lakes and amenities like 3 swimming pools, golf course, playgrounds, and nature trails, and more. The Villages of Lake Linganore at Eaglehead Area Information: Lake Linganore Location: • East: Ben’s Branch of the Linganore Creek and Boyer’s Mill Road • West: Eaglehead Road…
  • Small Home Improvements That Make A Big Impact

    Karen Highland
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:10 am
    Keeping up with home improvements is the best way to maintain and improve your home’s value. When homeowners defer the maintenance, when they decide to sell their home, they often find that the list of repairs and updates is overwhelming. If you are a getting ready to sell your home, and you’re a homeowner who keeps up with the maintenance, you can have the luxury of attending to the small home improvements that can make a big impact. Or, if you’re not in the place to do any major renovations right now, and your appliances are newer and working just fine, here are a few…
  • Ballenger Creek Real Estate Market Report – Spring 2015

    Karen Highland
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Ballenger Creek Neighborhood Real Estate Market Report – 2015 Frederick Neighborhood Report: Ballenger Creek Ballenger Creek is a community with several neighborhoods in the city of Frederick, that offer a superb location for the many Frederick residents who travel south for employment. Ballenger Creek neighborhoods are convenient to major travel routes, shopping, and all the amenities of Frederick. Several neighborhoods of single-family homes, townhouses, and condominiums include: Farmbrook Kingsbrook Ballenger Creek Center Ballenger Crossing Wellington Trace Linton Robin Meadows…
  • Frederick Real Estate Market – March 2015

    Karen Highland
    11 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    Frederick County Real Estate Market Snapshot – March 2015 provided by the Highland Group The real estate market in Frederick was quite active in March. Here is a snapshot of Frederick County real estate statistics: Real Estate Statistics in Frederick Md Average Home Sales Price:  $285,000: up 1% from last March. Average Single-Family Sales Price:  $334,900, barely down 1.5% Average Attached Home Sales Price:  $214,100, up 5% from last year. A greater number of Townhouses sold this year compared to last: 25% more More single-family homes sold compared to last year: 25% more*…
 
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  • Higher Premiums for Walkable Locations

    Jonas222
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:10 am
    Walking is the new driver for commercial property values. According to the article, “Commercial Assets in Walkable Locations Command Premium Prices, Rents,” if tenants can walk to locations from the officelandlords can charge higher rents, and investors will be willing to pay for more.  read more
  • Industrial Movers and Shakers

    Jonas222
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:08 am
    National Real Estate Investor and the Society of Industrial Realtors partnered for an in-depth report on the industrial sector called “Digital Research Report: Industrial.” The report shares the sentiment of 215 investors, developers, and brokers around the nation who responded to an online survey. (With a quick registration on the NREI site, you can read all of the here.)   read more
  • Report Says Retail Rages On

    Jonas222
    7 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Marcus & Millichap released its “2015 National Retail Report” to reveal that the retail sector is raging on, as evidenced by the sales volume in 2014, which hit $83.5 billion, representing a 33 percent growth.   read more
  • Hotel Growth Expected

    Jonas222
    2 Apr 2015 | 11:47 am
    Not to be undone by other commercial real estate, the hotel sector is expected to experience growth this year, according to this GlobeSt.com article written by Paul Bubny. He reports that RevPAR growth, a key indicator, is expected to increase by 6 percent this year. Bubny also reports that the growth is expected to continue over the next three years.   read more
  • Industrial Growth Expected through 2018

    Jonas222
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:55 am
    The industrial sector is expected to keep its positive momentum going all the way to 2018, according to this report you can read at GlobeSt.com. Citing Cushman & Wakefield and Colliers International, Paul Bubny writes that both firms say vacancy rates for industrial space have dropped. read more
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  • 969 Hilgard Avenue | Park Westwood Tower

    admin
    9 Apr 2015 | 11:51 am
      Address: Park Westwood Tower 969 Hilgard Ave Los Angeles CA 90024 Summary Park Westwood Tower is a 14 story High Rise condominium built in 1961 that is 135 units. Park Westwood Tower is across the street from UCLA and walking distance to Westwood Village. Condos on the upper floors have great views! The building […]
  • Club California

    admin
    13 Feb 2015 | 5:31 pm
    Address: Club California 10982 Roebling Ave Los Angeles CA 90024 Summary: Club California is a low rise  courtyard style condo building located in Westwood walking distance to UCLA. There are 212 condos in Club California which are 80% 1 bedrooms. California Club is one of two large condo complexes in the UCLA area, the other is […]
  • Celebrity Realtor Josh Flagg lists his own house

    admin
    12 Feb 2015 | 1:13 am
    Today in my neighborhood celebrity Realtor from Million Dollar listing Joshua Flagg listed his own West Hollywood technically Hollywood Hills technically, “Cottage” for $2M. Selling Points? -Totally Remodeled -Pool -Super Convenient, 1 minute from Sunset and single level -Hollywood Hills Location -Good Floorplan -No Steep Hillside   Weaknesses? Small No View So/So Pool Tiny Garage […]
  • Highland Terraces

    admin
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:07 pm
    Address: Highland Terraces 1940 N Highland Ave Los Angeles CA 90068 Summary: Highland Terraces is a trendy and exciting Hollywood Condo built in 1982 and updated with a 1.7M renovation in 2012. The building is the best value for your money for condos in the Hollywood area- selling at $100,000 to $200,000 less than other […]
  • Fountainview

    admin
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Address: Fountainview 8455 Fountain Ave West Hollywood 90069 Fountainview is a Mid-Rise courtyard style condo building built in 1975. There are several fountains spread about the property that make pleasing water sounds and enhance the natural beauty. The architecture has a European flair with a beautiful entry gate with wrought iron door. The complex has […]
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    Karri Flatla

  • ‘Good Enough’ is NOT Good Enough (Real Estate Video Rant)

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

    Karri Flatla
    7 Apr 2015 | 1:38 pm
    City of Lethbridge – Single Family Homes March 2015: Sales to active listings ratio: 26% (138/539) For same month last year: 18% (99/562) Average sale price: $309,720 For same month last year: $285,786 Average Cumulative Days on Market: 82 For same month last year: 85 PENDING sales as of this post date: 39 March 2015, Year-to-Date: Total number of sales: 275 For same […]
  • Will Higher Closing Costs in Alberta Really Deter Homebuyers?

    Karri Flatla
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Everyone woke up this morning to a slightly different Alberta. That is, to ease the pain of a looming deficit, the government will be taxing Albertans a little more than what we’ve been used to. Health care levies and more taxes at the pump are coming into effect immediately. And if you’re buying a home this […]
  • Lethbridge Real Estate Market Update: February 2015

    Karri Flatla
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:04 pm
    City of Lethbridge – Single Family Homes February 2015: Sales to active listings ratio: 17% (84/502) For same month last year: 16% (79/488) Average sale price: $300,490 For same month last year: $278,216 Average Cumulative Days on Market: 106 For same month last year: 114 PENDING sales as of this post date: 43 February 2015, Year-to-Date: Total number […]
  • 5 Things to Know When Buying a New-Construction Home in Lethbridge

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

    Candace Green
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:10 am
    How often have you turned to the web to read reviews of a trendy restaurant or a hotel you’re considering visiting?  If you’re anything like the majority of consumers out there, you read reviews and testimonials pretty regularly, and guess what? Your real estate prospects do too. Social proof is a relatively new term describing what happens when we read positive comments about a product or service we’re considering paying for.  It’s like the online equivalent of seeing a long queue outside a restaurant… you can’t help but think, “Wow, people really love that place. ……
  • 3 Technology Excuses REALTORS Need to Stop Making

    Candace Green
    25 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Today I want to share an article written by Kevin Hopp for Inman.  While every REALTOR has their own level of comfort with technology, it’s definitely here to stay.  The right tools can help a real estate agent be more productive, organized and successful.  It’s time to stop making excuses.  Here are 3 real estate technology excuses real estate professionals need to stop making: 1. “We’ve always done it this way.” If Henry Ford has asked people about how to make transportation faster, they would have asked him for a faster horse.… Read the rest
  • How to THINK BIG for Your Real Estate Business

    Bruce Keith
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    As 2015 moves forward, it’s a good idea to step back and re-evaluate your perception of your upper limits. What I mean by “upper limits” is…are you thinking BIG enough? It has been proven over and over that we typically only reach 10% of our overall potential. There’s lots of room for “more”. There’s a great anonymous quote that says…“If you argue for your limitations…you get to keep them.” Here’s a few examples where most Salespeople aren’t thinking BIG enough: 1.… Read the rest
  • 7 Things Contact Management Software Can Do for Your Real Estate Business

    Candace Green
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    This post originally appeared on Inman.  See the original article here. You know the drill in the life of a real estate agent. Your phone rings in the middle of dinner. The inspector can’t find the property. The sellers want to change the date of the open house. You have a contract to draft before your next listing appointment, and you still have to make prospecting calls. If you’re part of the 17 percent of real estate agents that employ an assistant (Placester, 2014) you’re lucky enough to get some support for administration and organizational tasks.… Read the rest
  • Why Outlook Shouldn’t Be Your Real Estate CRM

    Candace Green
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Walk into an office and there’s a good chance the employees are using Microsoft Outlook as their primary work email provider. And for good reason! It’s a wonderful email service; we even use it as an email provider at IXACT Contact.  However, Microsoft Outlook is not functional as a real estate CRM. Maybe you’re considering using Microsoft Outlook for real estate contact management, or perhaps you’re already using it and have discovered that Outlook just doesn’t cut it.  A true real estate CRM is specifically designed to help you build a referrals-based business by making it easy…
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    Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088

  • Ultimate Closet Organization Guide

    Anita Clark Realtor
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:46 am
    The Ultimate Guide to Achieving an Organized Closet Have you ever had the feeling that you have nothing to wear even if your closet is filled to the brim? You probably have…more than once. I know I have. If so, this ultimate closet organization guide should aid you in getting better consolidated and help you keep […] The post Ultimate Closet Organization Guide appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • What is my Warner Robins GA Home Worth in March 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:47 am
    What is my Warner Robins GA Home Worth in March 2015 The middle GA real estate market is heating up and if I was a potential seller here I would be asking “What is my Warner Robins GA home worth in March 2015″. Stay with me as I answer that question and many others about […] The post What is my Warner Robins GA Home Worth in March 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • What is my Perry GA Home Worth in March 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:15 am
    What is my Perry GA Home Worth in March 2015 This time of year there are plenty of new buyers and investors out looking for homes which has gotten potential sellers to start asking “What is my Perry GA home worth in March 2015?“. In this balanced real estate market (6+ months of homes available) […] The post What is my Perry GA Home Worth in March 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • What is my Kathleen GA Home Worth in March 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:38 pm
    What is my Kathleen GA Home Worth in March 2015 Potential sellers in the real estate market in Kathleen GA who have been wondering “What is my Kathleen GA home worth in March 2015?” will find in this report it is a great time to enter the market. With only 4 months of inventory in […] The post What is my Kathleen GA Home Worth in March 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • What is my Centerville GA Home Worth in March 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:55 pm
    What is my Centerville GA Home Worth in March 2015 Sellers who want to know “What is my Centerville GA home worth in March 2015″ have come to the right spot. With many markets in Houston County moving forward consumers want to know if this market is doing the same. Sales dipped this past month down […] The post What is my Centerville GA Home Worth in March 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
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    Real Estate Valuation | IRR on Real Estate blog

  • Making Headlines: Integra Realty Resources’ first quarter news

    Ray Cirz
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:31 am
    The New Year brought a flood of momentum and activity to Integra Realty Resources’ offices throughout the nation.  Already in 2015 we’ve announced a new national partnership, congratulated our experts for being named as top professionals in their markets, and released our Viewpoint 2015 report, which was among our most comprehensive yet.  Alongside our own accomplishments, we were inundated with inquiries from journalists and editors to help them understand and communicate complex commercial real estate …
  • Union Station finally lives up to its name, and multifamily is going modular

    Ray Cirz
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Here are the news stories you might have missed this week: The New York Times: Union Station in Washington has grand development plan Washington, D.C.’s Union Station has long stood divided from the city it serves, but a billion-dollar development plan hopes to reunite the station with its adjacent neighborhoods by building up the surrounding area with retail space, office developments, hotels, housing, and parks and plazas.  Dubbed Burnham Place, the $8.5 billion plan involves …
  • Lulling shoppers with private daycare, and betting on the South Bronx

    Ray Cirz
    10 Apr 2015 | 1:43 pm
    Here are the news stories you might have missed this week: The Wall Street Journal: Jersey City mayor seeks to limit chain stores downtown Jersey City wants to break from the shackles of chain restaurants and stores.  The mayor has proposed new rules that would limit chain retailers in the city’s downtown, aiming to keep locally owned shops in business and make Jersey City a true destination.  Proponents of these regulations say it will keep …
  • Keystone XL: How Energy, Government, and the Economy Interact – A Guest Post from Llenrock Group

    Ray Cirz
    7 Apr 2015 | 6:03 am
    This post from Eric Hawthorn is part of our Llenrock Group guest post series and originally appeared on the Llenrock Group blog. The energy sector, of course, is a huge driver of local economies, the national employment rate, and commercial real estate values and demand throughout the country. I’ve discussed this subject before, of course, in the context of such things as the Marcellus and Bakken shale plays and the industry that’s sprung up around …
  • How the OC plans to stay youthful, and why renters want to stay put

    Ray Cirz
    6 Apr 2015 | 6:46 am
    Here are the news stories you might have missed last week: The New York Times: Office space is hard to find for Silicon Valley newcomers The only thing higher than some tech firms’ valuations is the rent they pay.  San Francisco’s office market is booming, and office rents are astronomical.  Startups, already faced with the challenges of gaining notoriety and financial backing, are particularly burdened by these high rent rates, as they add one more obstacle …
 
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    The Oatley Team

  • Home of the Week: 3621 Brownsboro Rd.

    Laura
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:47 pm
    The Oatley Team 3621 Brownsboro Rd. is our Home of the Week! This condo was just recently back on market! You don’t want to miss out on this one. It is a beautifully updated 2 bedroom 1st floor condo located in a great convenient location! This gorgeous home features an updated kitchen with a nice compliment of appliances […] Laura
  • Home of the Week: 1012 Fossil Creek Circle

    Laura
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:09 pm
    The Oatley Team Beautiful and well maintained home in Landis Springs! This four bedroom and three and a half baths has a FINISHED BASEMENT! The home has an OPEN floor plan and features a ton of upgrades including GRANITE, open kitchen with island, custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, GAS range, high volume ceilings, arches, lots of trim work. […] Laura
  • Home of the Week:513 Locust Creek

    Laura
    8 Apr 2015 | 6:16 pm
    The Oatley Team If you have been looking for a home in Locust Creek we have found your home! This 5 bedroom 4.5 bath all brick home includes so many upgrades! Including but not limited to, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, hardwoods throughout most of first floor, crown molding throughout main rooms. The first floor features an eat-in […] Laura
  • Home of the Week: 2631 Hedgepath Trail

    Laura
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:02 am
    The Oatley Team This home is beautifully updated. It has four bedrooms and two and a half bath. To top it all off it is on a private cul-de sac and has a gorgeous back yard. This fantastic home features a recently updated kitchen with granite, mosaic tile backsplash, stunning cabinetry, eat in area with see through fireplace […] Laura
  • Home of the Week: 723 N Hite Ave

    Laura
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:03 pm
    The Oatley Team This great condo is move in ready! Welcome home to this fabulous 2 bedroom, 2 full bathroom first floor unit perfect for entertaining! You will find an open floor plan with spacious living area which includes fireplace and sliding glass door to private yard space and an eat-in kitchen with lots of cabinet space! The […] Laura
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  • What You Really Need To Know About Real Estate Investment

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

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

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

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

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

    Holly Woolston
    26 Apr 2015 | 12:55 am
    Image Credit: Mathieuhelie Property expert Deloitte has estimated that prices in Dubai will fall by 1-5% this year. As previously predicted, Dubai property prices are indeed expected to drop this year. Estimated to fall by 1-5% in the first half of the year, this is welcomed news to those looking to get on to the Dubai property ladder. After the initial drop expected according to property experts Deloitte, the second half of 2015 will then see the prices stabilize. This drop in price will affect the areas in which people purchase properties and where they decide to rent. Areas that are…
  • 8 quick tips on how to make your Dubai property look like a show home!

    Holly Woolston
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:53 am
    Image Credit: StarManner With these quick and easy to do tips you can transform your Dubai property into a luxurious home in no time at all! Have you just purchased or rented a new home in Dubai and don’t know where to begin with the décor? Do you have the vision to transform an empty shell property into a dream home? Whether you are creative or not, with these quick tips, you will be able to make sure your Dubai property looks like a show home in no time at all! - Accessorize with boundaries. Accessorizing your home is extremely important and one of the main ways you can turn a dull…
  • New Metro Extension set to increase house prices

    Holly Woolston
    10 Apr 2015 | 12:32 am
    Image Credit: VentureOnSite Dubai’s new metro expansion is estimated to increase surrounding house prices by 10-15%. The government announced last week that they will be extending the length of the Dubai Metro, with more stations being added between Nakheel Harbour & Tower Metro Station and the site of the Expo 2020 exhibition area. These newly added stations will benefit greatly those residents living around the Discovery Garden, Al Furjan and Dubai Investment Park area, with easy access to the metro really helping ease traffic and accessibility problems. However, what does this metro…
  • How to photograph your home to sell!

    Holly Woolston
    3 Apr 2015 | 12:17 am
    Image Credit: Gavingantrealtor.com 5 top tips to ensure you take the best photos of your Dubai property. First impressions are everything and when your property is loaded on to an online property portal, the most important thing for potentials buyers or tenants are the photographs. You need to make sure the images on offer showcase your property in the best light and really encourage people to come and view it. To make sure you are able to show off your Dubai property and have it snapped up as quickly as possible, for the best price, stick to these below top tips. 1. Always take an image from…
  • Emaar Properties announces its plans to build apartments attached to The Dubai Mall

    Holly Woolston
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:17 pm
    Image Credit: ArabianBusiness.com  Discussion on whether the desire to be close to all the city’s local attractions is affecting the privacy and tranquility of properties in Dubai. Has the UAE desire to be close to shops and the centre of action gone too far? Emaar Properties have this week announced that they will be launching a block of apartments directly linked to The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping centre. With views over the ever-expanding Downtown Dubai area, the residential tower will be directly linked to the bustling mall via part of the new mall expansion.
 
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  • A (Mexican uncle's) flower blooms at 16th and South

    27 Apr 2015 | 5:51 am
    Carnitas (pulled pork tacos)? You bet, and more! All the fresh, fun flavors of Mexico will be served in a relaxed atmosphere at Tio Flores, the third restaurant from food and beer lovers Chris Fetfatzes and Heather Annechiarico. “Mexican food is easy, it’s comforting, it’s fresh, it’s spicy, it’s floral and it’s fun.” Or try this: It’s a vacation every time you go out to a Mexican restaurant. “Margaritas are fun. Mexican cuisine evokes the beach, it evokes relaxation - it’s a vacation cuisine, if you will.” Restaurateur Chris Fetfatzes has long wanted to open up his own…
  • Phabulous Philly Home of the Week: 124 Quarry Street #2B

    24 Apr 2015 | 12:58 pm
    A gorgeous condo you need to see! Enter this secured, pet friendly, FHA approved building and admire the unit's seamless blend of renowned Old City character and stylish, modern finishes. Take a moment and admire the 1500 sq ft of living space which includes exposed beams, exposed brick and 15 ' high ceilings. The spacious living & dining area provide plenty of space to entertain friends and family, and showcases the stylish kitchen with custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, concrete countertops & mosaic glass backsplash. The 2 bedrooms are sure to impress with their original…
  • 3 Society Hill Bargains On the Market Right Now

    23 Apr 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Given that Society Hill has now displaced Rittenhouse Square as Center City's most desirable address (right, Toll Brothers?), "Society Hill bargain" is relative: you simply will not find anything that lists for the citywide median listing price of $125,000. (But before you read on, consider that figure for a little while, then tell us whether there really is an "affordable housing" problem in this city.)However, you can find new homes and condominiums—especially the latter—that list for less than the median listing price of $460,000 for Society Hill's ZIP code of 19106. The three featured…
  • 2015 1st Quarter Philadelphia Real Estate Report

    23 Apr 2015 | 7:28 am
    Now Available:Philly Living Quarterly Market Report for Q1 2015 A comprehensive guide to sales and statistics for the 1st quarter of 2015. Average Home Sale Price Highest Home Sale Price Average Days on Market Number of Homes Sold Analysis of Year over Year Fluctuations Market Forecast for Q2 2015 Use this comprehensive report to help decide whether to sell or reinvest in your home or investment property. Areas covered in this report: Center City Rittenhouse Queen Village/Bella Vista Grad Hospital/Fitler Square Northern Liberties/Fishtown Art Museum/Fairmount University City…
  • Get equipped for Indego today, courtesy of Uber

    23 Apr 2015 | 3:53 am
    An Indego bike share station in Washington Square West is ready to receive its compelment of bikes. Uber app users can outfit themselves for the ride with Nutcase bike helmets delivered to their location today for a modest donation. In case you haven't noticed, Philly's bike-share network is almost ready for takeoff. Indego bike share stations have popped up at numerous locations throughout Center City over the last month, ready to receive bikes for the big launch day. That day is today. Nearly 60 Indego bike stations are now open for business all over Greater Center City, University City and…
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  • Department of Justice Sues Quicken Loans for Faulty FHA Underwriting

    Colin Robertson
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:51 am
    The United States Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against Quicken Loans for improperly originating and underwriting mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). The DOJ filed the suit, United States v. Quicken Loans, Inc., under the False Claims Act, alleging that Detroit-based Quicken knowingly submitted “claims for hundreds of improperly underwritten FHA-insured [&hellip
  • Nearly 70% of Home Listings Are Stale, but Maybe Not for Long

    Colin Robertson
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Even though we’re deep into April, the typical spring home buying season doesn’t seem to be in full swing. It usually picks up in March, but has yet to really take off nationwide, though some cities like Baltimore, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and Philadelphia have enjoyed an uptick in activity. A new report from Redfin revealed that [&hellip
  • Mortgage Lenders In Europe Now Owe Their Borrowers Interest

    Colin Robertson
    22 Apr 2015 | 3:19 pm
    A very odd thing is happening over in Europe. Thanks to rock bottom interest rates, some homeowners are actually due interest from their mortgage lenders. Now this doesn’t apply to fixed mortgages because as the name suggests, they’re fixed and not subject to market fluctuation. But adjustable-rate mortgages are a different story. They are tied [&hellip
  • Green Tree to Pay Borrowers $48 Million for Loan Servicing Abuses

    Colin Robertson
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:28 pm
    If Green Tree serviced your mortgage from 2010 to 2014, you might be due some compensation for alleged wrongdoings. Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ordered Green Tree Servicing to pay $48 million in borrower restitution along with a $15 million fine to the CFPB’s Civil Penalty Fund. [&hellip
  • Detroit Home Buyers Offered Zero Down Mortgages Up to 150% LTV

    Colin Robertson
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:04 pm
    While this might sound like another exotic mortgage gone wrong, it’s actually a new program geared toward making the city of Detroit better, not worse. And somewhat ironically, it is a ridiculously high LTV mortgage with few underwriting requirements that is being utilized to get a downtrodden city back on its feet. I’m referring to [&hellip
 
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    Beazer Homes Blog

  • 4 Tips For Getting Your Garden Ready For Spring

    Beazer Homes
    6 Apr 2015 | 6:46 am
    Spring has sprung in many parts of the United States, and is right around the corner for others. Now is the time to finally get outside and take advantage of warm, but not yet hot, temperatures and bring your garden back to life. Here are some things you can do now to ensure your garden thrives all spring long. 1)    Get a plan together. Planning is the first and most important part of any project. Examine your landscape. Take an inventory of what you have and decide what you will need. Do you have a solid shovel and wheelbarrow?  What type of springs plants and flowers would you like to…
  • Model Home BBQ Bash Opening Event and Weber Grill Giveaway in Fredericksburg, VA

    Beazer Homes
    3 Apr 2015 | 11:10 am
    Help us celebrate the grand opening of our new decorated model home on April 11th, 2015 and you could win a free Weber grill. Summerfield is Beazer’s newest community in Fredericksburg offering beautiful new single family homes and townhomes. Located off Route 1, Summerfield is a commuter’s paradise offering convenience to I-95 and the VRE. Homeowners will also enjoy future amenities such as tot lots, tennis court and trails. The community also features Beazer’s exclusive Choice Plan program which allows you to lay out primary spaces based on the way you want to live at no additional…
  • Road to the BP MS 150

    Beazer Homes
    2 Apr 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Bruce Craig and Troy Radelat are busy leading their divisions, but as you know, they are also preparing for the BP MS 150, a 160 to 180 mile bike ride benefiting the National MS Society. In February, we asked them a few questions about their training. Check out what they had to say: Beazer Homes: How is your training going, in general? Bruce Craig “It’s been challenging to get the desired distances in each week.  Riding during the week is almost impossible this time of year –we’re very busy and with winter hours its dark when I leave for the office and dark when I get home.  Riding…
  • Model Home Grand Opening Event and Caribbean Cruise Giveaway in Reisterstown, MD

    Beazer Homes
    2 Apr 2015 | 9:06 am
    Help us to celebrate the grand opening of our 4 beautifully decorated model homes on April 11th, 2015 and you could win a free Caribbean cruise.  The Gatherings at Quarry Place is Baltimore’s newest and most anticipated 55-and-better condominium community.  Only a couple of turns from I-795 in Reistertown, MD, the community overlooks a gorgeous 31-acre quarry lake that will take your breath away.  Resort-like amenities, an ideal location, safety and security, privacy and convenience – this community truly has it all.  With its array of amenities, you’ll never need to leave your…
  • The Power To Choose Your Home’s Layout With Choice Plans

    Beazer Homes
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:22 am
    How does the flexibility to change your home’s layout, for no additional cost, sound to you? At Beazer Homes we understand that each homeowner is unique and therefore will live in their home differently than their neighbor. Beazer gives you the power to personalize your floorplan, at no additional cost, through our Choice Plans. We provide a plethora of Choice Plan options based on how we’ve discovered Beazer families actually want to live in their home. You may prefer a study over a formal dining room. Perhaps having a deluxe sports shower is more appealing than the traditional…
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    Atlanta Real Estate Forum

  • Detail-Oriented Purchasing Agent Being Sought at Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods

    Acadia Homes
    26 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods is a growing home builder in the metro Atlanta area.  Founded in 2010, Acadia is a private company with an experienced team of executives at the helm.  The Purchasing Department is growing as well, and the company needs to hire an experienced Purchasing Agent or Senior Purchasing Agent immediately. If you [...]
  • Epic Development Offers Craftsman-Style Homes at Riverside Walk

    Epic Development
    26 Apr 2015 | 11:55 am
    Located on the northwest side of the Atlanta perimeter, Riverside Walk is an enclave of seven craftsman-style homes priced in the high-$200’s. The enclave offers three different floor plans: The Oglethorpe, The Monterey and The Whitefield. Epic Development plans to build three of The Oglethorpe floor plans and two of The Whitefield and The Monterey [...]
  • Move-In Ready Homes Available Now at Ward Farm

    Piedmont Residential
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:08 am
    Home buyers have only a limited number of opportunities remaining to own a home at Ward Farm. Conveniently located off of Highway 120 just across the street from Lost Mountain Park in West Cobb, this community from Piedmont Residential will have just 22 homes upon completion. Offering new homes priced from the $300,000s, Ward Farm is [...]
  • Castle Home Builders Offers Move-in Ready Home at Heron Bay

    Heron Bay
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:29 pm
    Metro Atlanta home builder, Castle Home Builders, has a beautiful move-in ready home available now at Heron Bay Golf and Country Club. Nestled in The Preserve, an intimate enclave of heavily wooded home sites located within the Heron Bay master-planned community, Castle Home Builder’s move-in ready home features the Maple floor plan and is priced [...]
  • Understanding Homeowner’s Insurance

    Courtney Rogers
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:04 pm
    If you’re a first-time home buyer, then chances are you’ll soon be dealing with the task of purchasing homeowner’s insurance for the first time. Just like purchasing a home, purchasing insurance requires a decent amount of knowledge, understanding, research and comparison shopping to ensure you’re getting the coverage needed at the best price. This insurance [...]
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  • Curb Appeal Ideas from BidSelect

    moswalt
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:45 am
    Spring is the perfect time to revisit or establish the curb appeal of your home.  BidSelect has some great ideas to garnish a few nods of appreciation from your neighbors and make a statement to visitors and guests alike.  Invest in minor updates that will result in a major impact.  Below are some easy and affordable ways to freshen up the front and perimeter of your home. Pick up: Remove the clutter in your yard, around doors, and in windows is not only a safety issue it is visually unappealing.  Secure any loose lines, cables, etc. so that they are not freely dangling at or near the…
  • Finding a Home to Love

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

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

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

    moswalt
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Civil rights paved the way for many and sparked rapid change that among other legislative events led to the Fair Housing Act.  Enacted in 1968, as Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Fair Housing Act provided Americans with constitutional rights and continues to guide housing practices today. In summary, the Fair Housing Act meant that you were no longer allowed to discriminate against or refuse to sell, rent or finance a residential dwelling to persons because of their race, color, religion, sex, familial status or national origin. In addition you were no longer allowed to…
 
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  • Adding Team Members to Your REI Business – with Andy McFarland – Podcast #52

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:36 am
      I am happy to have Andy McFarland on the show again today to talk about adding team members. Andy is a true success story, and this is not the first time he has so generously shared his business building tips with us.  He lives in Utah with his wife and 3 children. Andy has […] The post Adding Team Members to Your REI Business – with Andy McFarland – Podcast #52 appeared first on .
  • Tracking Your Marketing Results – Video Marketing Tip #2

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:42 am
        Marketing is so important for growing your real estate investing business.  But I have a question for you; do you track your results from each of your marketing strategies?   This is a pretty common mistake that folks make especially when they are new.  They are so excited to get their direct mail […] The post Tracking Your Marketing Results – Video Marketing Tip #2 appeared first on .
  • Video Marketing Tips for Busy Entrepreneurs – Tip #1 How to Keep Your Marketing on Track

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:03 pm
        Today is the first video in a brand new series called “Video Marketing Tips for Busy Entrepreneurs”.  These videos will be short and will contain bite sized chunks of information that you can implement now. Let’s face it; we can always find things to fill up our day. But are you doing the […] The post Video Marketing Tips for Busy Entrepreneurs – Tip #1 How to Keep Your Marketing on Track appeared first on .
  • The #1 Reason Real Estate Investors Fail

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:58 pm
      There are a lot reasons real estate investors fail.  Sometimes it’s even a combination of things.  But the #1 reason real estate investors fail is marketing; more specifically the problem is the lack of a marketing plan and consistent implementation.  There is no other way to say it – You must have a written […] The post The #1 Reason Real Estate Investors Fail appeared first on .
  • 5 Reasons to Hate Probate Investing

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:52 am
      Getting the leads is hard.   Yes it can be.  If you are looking for a really easy way to make millions in real estate let me just tell you that just doesn’t exist. I’ve said it many times; each area is different.   There are 3300+ counties in the US and each one of them […] The post 5 Reasons to Hate Probate Investing appeared first on .
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    Real Estate and Philippine Properties

  • Filipina real estate professional Chow Paredes raises $2.5 million for ZipMatch to help change real estate industry in the Philippines

    Justin
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:33 pm
    Certified real estate broker Chow Paredes recently made international headlines, when she and co-founders John Dang and Kyle Wiltshire raised $2.5 million dollars for online real estate marketplace ZipMatch. This amount is the most publicly raised by an Ideaspace Foundation portfolio company and one of the highest Series A rounds in the history of Philippine tech startups. This feat garnered Paredes and the ZipMatch team extensive press, including a feature on TechCrunch. She believes that it is high time to do away with traditional homebuying and real estate professional practices. Paredes,…
  • Moving Somewhere? Find the Right Removalist With These Tips

    Justin
    11 Mar 2015 | 12:11 am
    After looking for houses in the Philippines for sale and buying the best one that you can call your dream house, what’s next? Move in! So, how will you go about the process? Look outside for ‘Lipat Bahay’ signs? Not so. Will you entrust your possessions to a company with a questionable identity?  Definitely not. On the other hand, can you handle the moving in and moving out yourself? We have this tendency to do everything even if we are not experts in tackling the moving task. Good for you if you can. If not, you might as well start looking for the right removalist. Here’s how. 1)…
  • Condo Living Ethics – 7 Lessons to Live By

    Justin
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    What we are witnessing today are residential buildings being erected in empty spaces in Manila, nearby provinces and metropolitan areas nationwide. With all the organized chaos happening around us, it  is easy to forget our values. This should not be the case whether you are living in a house or a condo in the Philippines. Condominiums are no longer for professionals. Families, couples, retirees and friends occupy condo units nowadays. With different backgrounds and lifestyles, it is easier to predict why conflict and tension may arise. We should behave like good neighbors all the time, but…
  • Getting Positive Responses to Your Condo Complaints

    Justin
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:13 pm
    Surely, there is no condo in Philippines that hasn’t received a complaint or two from its owners, tenants and guests. Some are petty, and some are serious enough that the owners already decided to sell their units. Complaints are inevitable regardless of how efficient you think you are in managing the condominium. Now what happens if you are an owner, renter or guest and you want to complain about faulty wiring in your unit? Here’s how.   Before that though, let me tell you that there are hundreds of condo complaints. Some of these common complaints include: Faulty wiring Faulty…
  • 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,…
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    News

  • Miami momentum continues to build

    27 Apr 2015 | 9:59 am
    Brickell Skyline - Miami, Florida Photo: Adam Mizrahi Momentum continues to build in Miami's housing market, as demand drives sales and prices higher.Single-family home transactions registered double-digit growth year-over-year and existing condominium sales rose despite an increase in new condo construction, according to the Miami Association of Realtors. Sales of single-family homes jumped 10 per cent year-on-year, followed closely by sales of condos, which jumped 6.8 per cent year-on-year.As a result of demand, Miami single-family homes and condominiums continue to sell close to…
  • New US home sales fall in March

    27 Apr 2015 | 9:32 am
    Photo credit: Michael Patrick Sales of new build homes in the USA fell last month, according to new figures.Data from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and the US Census Bureau show that sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 11.4 percent in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 481,000 units.The dip follows positive figures from the National Association of Realtors, which found that existing home sales had reached their highest annual rate in 18 months in March.Total existing-home sales increased 6.1 per cent last month, meaning that sales have increased…
  • Confidence in UK house prices jumps ahead of election

    27 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    Confidence in UK house prices has jumped ahead of the general election.The latest sentiment index from Knight Frank and Markit Economics found that one in five UK homes surveyed said the value of their home had risen in the last month, ith only 4.5 per cent reporting a fall. This is the 25th month in a row that the index has enjoyed a positive reading and an improvement upon last month's rating.Grainne Gilmore, Head of UK Residential Research at Knight Frank, says: "The outcome of the election may be uncertain, but there are some key factors underpinning house prices at present."Confidence in…
  • Finland's property market: Bouncing back from the bottom?

    27 Apr 2015 | 9:11 am
    Vuosaari, Helsinki Photo: Timo_w2s 2014 continued a downturn in property values, according to KVKL (Finland's Central Federation of Real Estate Agencies), with the overall market value declining €1 billion year-in-year to a total of €16.5 billion - over €3 billion below the levels recorded in 2012.Sales also declined, with transactions for old cooperative apartments falling from 67,300 in 2013 to 62,500 in 2014. Despite this dip - and a 6.5 per cent decrease in the total amount of sold apartments and houses - the beginning of 2015 suggests a turnaround in fortunes for Finland.
  • Labour property proposals spark industry backlash

    27 Apr 2015 | 9:05 am
    Labour has announced a new wave of property proposals ahead of next week's election, including new rental laws and a stamp duty discount for first time buyers. First Time Buyers Speaking today, Ed Miliband said that first time buyers will be given priority for up to half of new build homes in their area, if they have lived there for more than three years. Labour will also ensure homes are advertised in local areas to avoid foreign investors snapping up supply, as well as increase taxes paid by foreign buyers and council tax for empty homes. Labour will also reduce stamp duty to zero for first…
 
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    Hilton Head Real Estate Blog

  • Hilton Head Gets Its Own Brewery March 28th

    27 Apr 2015 | 6:42 am
    MicroBreweries are increasingly popular.  Ashville, NC has become ‘the brewing capital of the South’.  The ‘star’ in the microbrew scene.  On a recent beer trip, I had the pleasure of experiencing that culture first hand.   It was an amazing journey for an oenophile. While North Carolina boasts many reknowned wineries, I was amazed at the quality and consistency provided by the breweries.  Each, taste was a delight.  Even the tropical fruit, (really that taste in beer?) was tasty.  I still hesitate to describe wines as having a hint of grapefruit, again really?  The purpose…
  • Hilton Head Island’s Best Real Estate Buys in Palmetto Dunes

    27 Apr 2015 | 6:40 am
    When is the best time to buy real estate on Hilton Head Island?  NOW Why?  The answer is truly simple.  First, the interest rates are still at all time lows.  30 year fixed is currently at 3.75 percent.  That is cheap money  Second, inventory is coming way down.  The best way to put it is the buyer market is picking off the good buys.  2015 sales are already exceeding expectations.  Palmetto Dunes, Hilton Head Island has exceptional buys on the market right now.  In the 200k range, Queens Grant Villa/Condo has several 2-3 bedrooms buys that have been remodeled and renovated.  These…
  • Hilton Head Lighthouses

    27 Apr 2015 | 6:36 am
    Everyone knows about the red and white candy-striped lighthouse in Harbourtown in Sea Pines. Tourists climb to the top to look out at the beautiful yachts below and it has been welcoming visitors for over 4 decades.     The other lighthouse is one that many visitors and even some residents don’t know about.  It is located in the Leamington section of Palmetto Dunes and has an interesting history and story as well.  It is a real lighthouse that was built in 1880 or 1881 by the Reconstruction government – a  half mile inland from the beach.  It was a range light that worked in…
  • Spring 2015 Moss Creek Open House

    24 Apr 2015 | 9:24 am
    Sunday, April 26 from 1-4 pm, Moss Creek Plantation and Dunes Real Estate will be hosting an Open House Event featuring 38 beautiful properties Come join us and see what Moss Creek Plantation has to offer  Moss Creek is a private, gated community and a taste of plantation living. Moss Creek homes are private refuges, nestled in the woods, among the lagoons and ponds, and bordering the golf courses. The Moss Creek Clubhouse boasts outstanding dining overlooking the tidal marsh. Every property owner is a member and there is an outstanding opportunity to purchase a reasonably priced unlimited…
  • Peachtree Home - Kitchen and Bath Specialty Showroom in Old Town Bluffton

    23 Apr 2015 | 12:32 pm
    I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Lukejohn Dickson of Peachtree Home ... a new kitchen and bath specialty showroom that has just opened in The Promenadue in Old Town Bluffton. We had a chance to learn a little bit about his new business and family... What are the hottest current trends in the kitchen and bath world? Less is more Clean lines and simplified designs are dominating the kitchen and bath areas of the home. Textures, finishes, and color are where the flare is coming into play. A more modern sensibility mixed with rich finishes like antique pewter and brushed brass are…
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    Tholco Real Estate Group

  • Things Pros Know When Selling Real Estate

    Jason Thoele
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:53 am
    There are many situations that can happen to you when you are trying to sell real estate. While there are several challenges you may encounter, getting solid advice could be the best thing to see you through the toughest situations in real estate sales. Keep reading to find suggestions that will help you sell real estate profitably. It can be a nuisance at times to attend to those little odd jobs around the house, such as minor repairs or touch-up painting. However, if these tasks are ignored, they will snowball into an overwhelming amount of work to be completed before a house can be sold.
  • How Much To Offer

    Jason Thoele
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:31 am
    Your Tholco real estate professional can help you find out what other homes have sold for in the area, and how much money you might have to put into repairs or renovations. These considerations should be a factor along with the amount you’re comfortable spending. In addition to sale prices of other comparable homes, there are several ways you can come up with a winning bid. For example: The condition of the house. Is the home in move-in condition, in need of paint and other cosmetic improvements, or a fixer-upper that needs real work? The market. If you are in a buyer’s market —…
  • Do I Cleanup Before Selling my Home

    Jason Thoele
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:39 am
    For many people, selling their home is a complicated and stressful experience. Figuring out what price to set, dealing with inspections and endless fine print is really quite challenging to the novice. The advice laid out in this article, though, can provide help so you can make those decisions with confidence and cut down on any confusion you may have about what is occurring. There are a lot of different hassles that can come about when deciding to remodel or repair your home, like landscaping, painting, or electronic problems. However, if these things aren’t done, they will just cause you…
  • The Basics Of Buying a Home

    Jason Thoele
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:29 am
    You will run into many “experts” when you are looking to buy a home, but do they really know all that much? Because of these people, you need to get involved in the transaction and make educated decisions yourself. Read these tips if you plan on buying real estate. Houses that need some “tender loving care” are priced less. This offers the opportunity to purchase relatively inexpensively, and then make repairs or improvements on your own schedule. You can not only design your home in a manner that appeals to you, but you will also build equity with your improvements. Take the…
  • Fundraiser to Support the Epilepsy Society

    Jason Thoele
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:08 am
    One of our agents, Stephen Moynier is doing a fundraiser for the ‪Epilepsy‬ Society. Come on out to our office and give your support.
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    Tholco Real Estate Group

  • Things Pros Know When Selling Real Estate

    Jason Thoele
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:53 am
    There are many situations that can happen to you when you are trying to sell real estate. While there are several challenges you may encounter, getting solid advice could be the best thing to see you through the toughest situations in real estate sales. Keep reading to find suggestions that will help you sell real estate profitably. It can be a nuisance at times to attend to those little odd jobs around the house, such as minor repairs or touch-up painting. However, if these tasks are ignored, they will snowball into an overwhelming amount of work to be completed before a house can be sold.
  • How Much To Offer

    Jason Thoele
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:31 am
    Your Tholco real estate professional can help you find out what other homes have sold for in the area, and how much money you might have to put into repairs or renovations. These considerations should be a factor along with the amount you’re comfortable spending. In addition to sale prices of other comparable homes, there are several ways you can come up with a winning bid. For example: The condition of the house. Is the home in move-in condition, in need of paint and other cosmetic improvements, or a fixer-upper that needs real work? The market. If you are in a buyer’s market —…
  • Do I Cleanup Before Selling my Home

    Jason Thoele
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:39 am
    For many people, selling their home is a complicated and stressful experience. Figuring out what price to set, dealing with inspections and endless fine print is really quite challenging to the novice. The advice laid out in this article, though, can provide help so you can make those decisions with confidence and cut down on any confusion you may have about what is occurring. There are a lot of different hassles that can come about when deciding to remodel or repair your home, like landscaping, painting, or electronic problems. However, if these things aren’t done, they will just cause you…
  • The Basics Of Buying a Home

    Jason Thoele
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:29 am
    You will run into many “experts” when you are looking to buy a home, but do they really know all that much? Because of these people, you need to get involved in the transaction and make educated decisions yourself. Read these tips if you plan on buying real estate. Houses that need some “tender loving care” are priced less. This offers the opportunity to purchase relatively inexpensively, and then make repairs or improvements on your own schedule. You can not only design your home in a manner that appeals to you, but you will also build equity with your improvements. Take the…
  • Fundraiser to Support the Epilepsy Society

    Jason Thoele
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:08 am
    One of our agents, Stephen Moynier is doing a fundraiser for the ‪Epilepsy‬ Society. Come on out to our office and give your support.
 
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    Climate Plus

  • Drain Cleaning in West Milford – What to Watch Out For

    admin
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:21 pm
    If only it was easy to know when it’s time to clean your drains… Oh… if only our houses came with check engine lights, like our cars. Then, we would always know when we needed a drain cleaning service. Or, imagine if homes came with a warning that reminded us it was time to check our drains for potential clogs every 3,000 flushes or so. Technology is probably being developed as we speak to make these musings a reality. However, if you need drain cleaning in West Milford in the present rather than the future, it’s probably time to call Climate Plus. Why should Climate Plus handle…
  • Water Heater Regulations in Oak Ridge

    admin
    8 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    For all of our residential customers, it’s important to comply with the most recent water regulations in Oak Ridge homes. In an attempt to curb energy use on a national scale, the United States Department of Energy has created new standards for water heaters that go into effect on April 16, 2015. What this means is that if you’re thinking of replacing your current gas, electric or oil tank water heater, you’ll have to purchase one that is more energy-efficient. And since for most households, water heating amounts to approximately one fifth of all heating costs, this is good news. The…
  • Tankless Water Heating in Oak Ridge, NJ

    admin
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Are you tired of having constant water heater malfunctions? Sick of the wasted money on parts to keep it working? The average life span for a traditional tank water heater is around ten to fifteen years — however, hard water and a lack of annual maintenance may cause conventional water heaters to break earlier, somewhere between 8 and 12 years instead. If your water heater is past its warranty, you may start to notice the following warning signs of conventional water heater failure: Pilot light outages Rust and corrosion buildup Tank leaks Low water pressure and temperature Have you been…
  • Heat Pump Installation in Oak Ridge

    admin
    2 Jan 2015 | 10:37 am
    The installation of your heat pump is one of the most important factors determining how well it heats and cools your home, its energy efficiency and, critically, whether the manufacturer’s warranty is honored. If you are looking for simple, proper heat pump installation in Oak Ridge, here are a few things you should keep in mind. Who You Hire Matters Heat pump installation in Oak Ridge can be expensive, so there is no doubt a temptation to go with the cheapest option. But this isn’t always the best way to go. Often, less expensive installers cut corners that might save you money in the…
  • Drain Cleaning in Oak Ridge: Knowing the Signs of a Main Line Clog

    admin
    31 Dec 2014 | 10:26 am
    A main line clog is not only not convenient, it can be a plumbing disaster. For that reason it’s important that you are able to recognize the signs of a main line sewer clog in Oak Ridge. Knowing what to look for can help you get a plumbing professional to your home more quickly, hopefully preventing serious damage to your home. Signs of a Mainline Clog A main line clog is a much more severe problem than a singular blockage in your bathtub or shower. A main line clog can cause your entire plumbing system to be out of commission until it’s cleared away, and can also cause damage to your…
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    Lucy Kelts

  • Bella Notte — A Taste of Italy Gala to Benefit the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum on May 2

    Lucy Kelts Blogger
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:06 pm
    Head to the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum for a beautiful evening to celebrate Italy while supporting the Museum’s educational programs. On May 2, from 5-9 p.m., guests are invited to explore the Museum’s new exhibits and mingle under the stars in the Children’s Discovery Garden as they enjoy authentic Italian cuisine, wine, gelato, espresso, live Italian music performances, Italian cinema, as well as a live auction, silent auction, and Renaissance art photo booth. This is sure to be a Bella Notte you won’t forget. Highlights of the evening include…
  • The San Diego Kids Expo & Fair Scheduled for April 25-26

    Lucy Kelts Blogger
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:20 pm
    The San Diego Kids Expo & Fair presented on April 25-26 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds , is part businesses and non-profits on display, part fun fair and part music and dance festival — and it’s definitely all kids! Businesses and charities: Expect to see 150 local and national companies that have things that make a child’s life better. Check out the new Baby Zone with products and services for your baby or baby on the way. Babies “R” Us will be hosting the baby (and parent) games and competitions. Visit The Home Depot Kids Workshop, where kids can build and…
  • The 23rd Annual Oceanside Days of Art on April 18-19

    Lucy Kelts Blogger
    7 Apr 2015 | 10:09 pm
    Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation proudly presents the 23rd annual Oceanside Days of Art (ODA). ODA is a juried fine art festival featuring over 100 local artists selling a variety of unique artwork including paintings, sculptures, stained glass, ceramics, fine jewelry, photography and more. The festival which is offered free to the public has live stage performances, children’s and adult’s hands on art activities, street chalk artist, painting and sculpture demonstrations, and a delicious variety of food choices in the food court. Oceanside Days of Art is conveniently held at…
  • 5130 Rancho Del Mar Trail

    Lucy Kelts
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:12 pm
    THE ESTATE with the ultimate views in prestigious, highly coveted Rancho Pacifica! Set at the pinnacle of Rancho Pacifica’s most sought after street, this estate presents the enviable lifestyle for those who can afford to make it home. Breathtaking panoramic ocean, golf course, mountain, valley, and lake views coupled with all usable acreage distinguishes this property from all others. Extraordinarily private and serene, this custom designed and perfectly executed property has it all! The sumptuous Master Suite plus 2 other very, very large bedroom suites enjoy the main level, along…
  • The California Ballet Performs “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the San Diego Civic Theatre on April 11-12

    Lucy Kelts Blogger
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:24 am
    Based upon Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, California Ballet’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream returns to the Civic Theatre stage for just one weekend. Based upon Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, California Ballet’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream returns to the San Diego Civic Theatre in April 2015. Set to music by Mendelssohn, the ballet portrays the adventures of four young lovers and a group of amateur actors and their interactions with woodland fairies and a duke and duchess. Taking place in a mythical Athens and an enchanted forest, there is a handsome fairy king, a…
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  • Want to live luxurious life in your budget? Here is the Best Choice!

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    27 Apr 2015 | 1:30 am
    Rajarajeshwari nagar is located in the south Bangalore, connecting with Mysore road, 60 feet road, Bannerghatta road, and NICE road. This is one of the most popular addresses to buy luxurious apartments for sale due to its green environment and easy to access lifestyle. Surrounded by hospitals, schools, colleges, restaurants, parks, IT industry, and shopping centers, there is a rise of residential apartments for sale at Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Bangalore. You will find here Unity Hospital, Infinity Health Care & Diagnostics, Global Village Tech Park, Accenture, Crompton Greaves, National…
  • Purchasing Budget Apartment in Uttarahalli is profitable

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    20 Apr 2015 | 10:23 pm
    Purchasing a new budget apartment in Uttarahalli is profitable choice. However, there are considerations of review if you want to purchase the best suggestions. Here are a few recommendations on how to purchase a swank new 2& 3 bhk budget, residential apartments. Make your financial plan according your limits Make sure your buying, plan on a property that your budget limit can manage. Keep secure buying budget apartment that you cannot manage, or else you will be in trouble while reimbursing the mortgage later on. Therefore, before you decide to purchase a new swank residential 2 & 3…
  • Apartments in Rajarajeshwari Nagar A Modern Lifestyle to Live

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    13 Apr 2015 | 1:30 am
    In urban and quick lifestyle everything has changed a lot, our lifestyle, our views, ideas, our requirements & needs and almost everything. But one part that is still there the necessity of good houses. With the retouching aspects of real estate, individually are becoming more and more conscious about purchasing a residence, villas, apartments, plots & commercial real estate properties. In metropolitan city likes Hydrabad, Pune, Mumbai and Bangalore buying a suitable place to live is a substantial deal today. Luxury Apartments in Bangalore is a hard milestone to be purchased by…
  • Luxury Apartments for sale in Bangalore

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    9 Apr 2015 | 1:30 am
    Bangalore is the capital of the Karnataka state with pleasant climate throughout the year due to its altitude which is 3,000 ft. above sea level. The city has tropical savanna climate. Bangalore also known as Silicon Valley of India, it is one of the best IT exporters of our country. Bangalore is the most sought out cosmopolitan city in India. Broad streets and greenery adds beauty to the city. No wonder everyone wants to buy a nice apartment in suitable location and settle down in Bangalore. And the apartments for sale in Bangalore are also galore from various builders. From luxurious to…
  • Residential apartments at Basapura, off Hosa Road

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    6 Apr 2015 | 12:31 am
    Located in the Bangalore South, Basapura is one of the examples of the city’s rapid expansion. And finding budget apartments for sale in this area is absolutely easy here. At Basapura-Hosa road, you live in lap of nature, surrounded with peaceful greens and harmonious environment and away from hustle and bustle of city. You will stay connected to your outer world through Basapura-Hosur Road, Hosa Road, Outer Ring Road, and NH7. You will find Electronic City in the South-East. At Basapura, off Hosa road, the residential apartments are budget-friendly and will make a right investment for you.
 
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  • Hipster Challenge: Start Where It’s Easy

    Jackie McGinnis
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:56 am
    This week, we have a challenge for you: get started….. So you want to do something. It doesn’t matter what that something is right now. Whenever you want to do something, you need to start doing it – right? How do you start things? Better yet, how do you think about starting things? Do you dwell on the hard parts? Do you think about all that you will have to do to finish? Do you end up putting things off and not getting started after all? If so, we all do that. We all have visions and plans for things we really, really want to do – in our personal, professional or dream lives.
  • What’s Available Wednesday? Philadelphia!

    Jackie McGinnis
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:35 am
    Did you know the city of brotherly love has the perfect combination of cheese steaks and cash flow? It’s true! The market here is on an upswing – but there’s still room to get in while the going’s hot. There are tons of job opportunities. Colleges. Employers. Ready renters. And yes. We are still eating and loving those famous Philly cheese steaks. The black and white cookies are pretty good – and the liberty bell – well it’s the Liberty Bell, after all. Beyond the basic tourist trappings, and they’re touristy for good reason, Philadelphia has a…
  • How to Be a Terrible Cash Flow Investor (7 Guidelines for Ultimate Failure!)

    Jackie McGinnis
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:52 am
    That’s right. Instructions on how to be a terrible cash flow investor are finally here. Make sure you follow all of these recommendations to ensure ultimate success! Once you have decided cash-flow investing is the way you want to go, follow these simple guidelines and you are certain to go broke in no time at all.* Are you ready? *Note: Do not follow these guidelines. Check out the rest of the site for actual tips on being a great cash flow investor! Or just do the opposite of what’s in this infographic. There you have it! The keys to ultimate success in failing at investing for cash…
  • Add Some Sriracha To Life

    Jackie McGinnis
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    So – you’ve got the life thing mastered. You’ve got cash flow. You’ve got buddies. You’ve got hobbies. A nice place to call home. Things are going pretty great. Awesome! All that being said – are you completely, totally, one hundred percent ecstatic to be alive and doing this whole life thing? We hope your answer is: YES! If not – and a lot of us might say no here – then it’s time to kick things up a notch with some life sriracha (aka everyone’s favorite hot sauce!). Here are some actionable steps to take today! 1. Play the Game of Risk Do you take risks or…
  • What’s Available Wednesday? A Trenton FOURplex!

    Jackie McGinnis
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:46 am
    Big news! This property went super fast when last posted. Multiple people put in for it, BUT… everyone fell out at the last minute. So here’s one last chance to grab up the ONLY available 4plex we have! What do savvy investors find so attractive about this city located between New York and Philly? Everything! The location is just right: poised for real growth in an in-demand locale. Unemployment is significantly low here. Lots of stable renters. Incredible low buy-in deals and some excellent no-hassle properties for you to choose from. So what are you waiting for? Today’s…
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  • Recap: Reignite Your Sales with Verl Workman

    Geneva Ives
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:30 am
    There’s a reason master real estate and sales coach Verl Workman is known as “The Freakin’ Sales Animal.” This man knows A LOT about how to reach and exceed sales goals. One of the keys is to focus on dollar-productive activities, but to do that you have to identify which activities aren’t making you any money. So how do you get started? Verl to the rescue! He recently joined us for an online agent and broker coaching session during which he explained exactly what actions to take daily, weekly and monthly to make more money. We are so pleased to have hosted such…
  • 5 Canadian Real Estate Market Trends

    Geneva Ives
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    Can you believe it’s almost May? Now that we’re well into the spring selling season, let’s take a look at Canadian real estate market trends so far in 2015. We found five interesting tidbits that will give you something to talk about with your clients, your colleagues and, of course, your family members. (Are your families as sick of hearing about real estate as ours are? We just tell them they’re lucky they get to consult with such experts… for free!) 5 Canadian Market Trends Real estate in Toronto now costs more than real estate in Rome. Prime residential…
  • Point2 Homes Generates More Leads Than Ever Before

    Geneva Ives
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Great news, agents! We are happy to report that recent stats show that Point2 Homes continues to be one of the fastest growing real estate search portals in Canada. With more traffic, more views and more leads than ever before, Point2 Homes is the place to showcase your listings! More Opportunities for Agents Are you looking for more exposure for your listings? If you already use Point2 Agent, you’re in luck! You can easily add your listings on Point2 Homes, while also taking advantage of other online marketing tools for real estate agents and brokers. Your Point2 Agent account comes…
  • How to Hire a Real Estate Assistant: Do’s and Don’ts

    Geneva Ives
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:29 am
    It’s no secret that real estate agents are busy people! From meeting with clients and conducting home tours to coordinating home inspections and making sure that every ‘i’ is dotted and ‘t’ is crossed on legal documents, it can be hard to find enough hours in the day to do all that other administrative work you are supposed to do. You know, stuff like updating your website, coordinating events and scheduling social media posts. When you start to get overwhelmed, it makes sense to consider hiring a real estate assistant. Even a part-time assistant can help you organize your schedule…
  • Agent Coaching: Revamp, Redesign & Reignite Your Sales!

    Geneva Ives
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:23 am
    It’s long past January when we all made those lofty New Year’s resolutions, but are you on track or off beat? No matter what business you are in, staying on track is the most challenging activity we face every day. Real estate is one of those businesses where you can be “busy” but not be performing the activities that are truly profitable. Daily emergencies can have you off and running, often in the wrong direction. If you are like most of us, it is easy to get distracted, and work hard, but on the wrong things! With real focus and a streamlined plan, you can eliminate fake work and…
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  • There’s No Place Like Home

    The KCM Crew
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Last week, we reported on the financial reasons purchasing a home in today’s market makes sense. The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University performs a study every year surveying participants for the reasons that American’s feel are most important in regards to homeownership. The top 4 reasons to own a home cited by respondents were not financial. 1. It means having a good place to raise children & provide them with a good education From the best neighborhoods to the best school districts, even those without children at the time of purchasing their home, may have this…
  • Existing Home Sales Skyrocket! [INFOGRAPHIC]

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    24 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
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  • Home Sales Skyrocketing!!

    The KCM Crew
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Yesterday, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their Existing Home Sales Report. The numbers shocked many analysts as they revealed a 10.4% increase over the same month last year. This is the highest number of sales since September 2013. Sales have increased year-over-year for six consecutive months and the 10.4% increase is the highest annual increase since August 2013. March's sales increase was the largest monthly increase since December 2010. Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist, explained: "After a quiet start to the year, sales activity picked up greatly throughout the…
  • Good News for ‘Typical’ Home Buyers

    The KCM Crew
    22 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    In a speech delivered earlier this year, Secretary for HUD Julián Castro, called 2015 “A Year of Housing Opportunity”. A recent report by The National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed that investment home sales decreased 7.4% in 2014 to an estimated 1.02 million. What does this mean for the ‘typical’ homebuyer? Lawrence Yun, NAR’s Chief Economist gave some insight: “Despite strong rental demand in many markets, investment property sales have declined four consecutive years to their lowest share since 2010 as rising home prices and fewer distressed properties coming onto the…
  • We Need You(r House)!!

    The KCM Crew
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Though the real estate market has improved, we still have one item holding it back from a full recovery – a robust supply of homes for sale. Demand has increased dramatically. At the same time, housing inventory is decreasing especially at the lower price points. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently revealed that there is a pent-up seller demand caused by the uncertainty created by the housing crisis of the last decade. What does that mean to you? Houses listed today sell quickly. With prices still below peak values of 2007 in many parts of the country and mortgage interest…
 
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  • Choosing the Right Neighborhood in Pennsylvania

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

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

    Dan Zito
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:31 pm
    When it comes to selling a house, homeowners focus on one detail more than anything else, their net profit. There are a number of costs that come along with selling a home such as Realtor commissions, title fees and seller concessions. Many homeowners feel that a For Sale By Owner transaction will save them money. Although its true they won’t be paying a Realtors commission, they will likely net less profit than if they utilized the services of a real … Read More
  • Owning A Home More Affordable Than Renting in Central PA

    Dan Zito
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:52 am
    Many people feel like they cannot afford to buy a home and that renting is their only option. However, research is continually showing that owning a home is more affordable than renting in most places throughout the country. People are concerned about the costs that come along with homeownership, but they are failing to realize that renting comes with a lot of costs of its own. Let’s examine the reasons why owning is ultimately more affordable than renting. Opportunity Cost … Read More
  • Why Is Curb Appeal Such a Big Deal?

    Dan Zito
    8 Apr 2015 | 7:27 am
    You Only Have 1 Second to Prove It. YES – You’d better believe that CURB APPEAL IS A REALLY BIG DEAL WHEN SELLING YOUR HOME. When prospects drive by to look at your home and don’t like what they see, what do think happens next? NOTHING! You won’t hear from them again. That was your last chance to make a first impression. And you blew it! That was yesterday. In days past you had the luxury of time to allow … Read More
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  • The Market is HOT, But 2013 it is NOT

    27 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    The Orange County housing market has tilted towards the sellers again; however, many are mistaking it for 2013. Not 2013: The expected market time today is at 54 days versus 34 days in 2013. The 2015 Orange County housing market is much better than 2014. Back then it was only a slight seller’s market for the first half of the year and balanced, not favoring buyers or sellers, for the second half. Homes did not appreciate much either. This year is different with much stronger demand and a deeper seller’s market. It is no wonder that sellers are eager to take advantage of another…
  • Good News for ‘Typical’ Home Buyers‏

    23 Apr 2015 | 3:48 pm
    In a speech delivered earlier this year, Secretary for HUD Julián Castro, called 2015 “A Year of Housing Opportunity”. A recent report by The National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed that investment home sales decreased 7.4% in 2014 to an estimated 1.02 million. What does this mean for the ‘typical’ homebuyer?Lawrence Yun, NAR’s Chief Economist gave some insight: “Despite strong rental demand in many markets, investment property sales have declined four consecutive years to their lowest share since 2010 as rising home prices and fewer distressed properties coming onto the…
  • Housing Market: Freddie Mac Remains Optimistic‏

    21 Apr 2015 | 7:10 am
    The April 2015 U.S. Economic & Housing Market Outlook from Freddie Mac revealed that they are optimistic about the real estate market in 2015. As a matter of fact, the sub-title of the report was “Great Expectations”. What made Freddie Mac so optimistic? Here are a few highlights from the report: “For the remainder of the year we should see a resumption of solid economic growth and acceleration in housing activity. Notwithstanding a disappointing March jobs report the acceleration is already underway.” “With spring upon us, housing markets are poised to accelerate and we expect…
  • Should we rent or buy?

    19 Apr 2015 | 11:04 am
    With interest rates so low and rental prices so high, now more than ever, may be the right time to buy. Email us at nancymoeller@outlook.com to a copy of our lease vs. buy spreadsheet calculator to see which is right for you. The post Should we rent or buy? appeared first on Todd and Nancy Moeller.
  • Selling Your House in 2015? Don’t Miss this Opportunity

    15 Apr 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Every seller wants to get the best price for their house. We learned in high school that the best price for any item will be determined by the demand for that item relative to the supply of that item. We have reported that the inventory of houses for sale is well below normal numbers. There is historical evidence that the demand for housing is about to increase dramatically. Each year, more homes sell in May, June, July and August than any other four months of the year. This is a graph of homes sales last year by month. Bottom Line You want to make sure your house is available for sale during…
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  • CoAssets: More Expansions Ahead for Real Estate Crowdfunding in Asia

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    27 Apr 2015 | 5:46 am
    CoAssets is set to expand its services in Asia by investing in different real estate crowdfunding projects in the region. Its regional expansion plan has been received positively with many investors backing up the idea. The firm recently closed a Series A investment worth S$1 million (approximately $732,000) which was raised from private investors. The money will be used to facilitate the platform’s regional expansion plan and other improvements. To date the firm has raised more than S$36 million through crowdfunding, which it has used to finance over 15 projects. The total payouts to…
  • First Australian-based Real Estate Crowdfunding Company Launched

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    24 Apr 2015 | 4:56 am
    Real estate developers looking for capital to finance their property projects in Australia will now be connected with investors through the newly launched Perth-based property crowdfunding company. CrowdfundUP is the first ever property crowdfunding to be launched in Australia, with a plan to attract real estate investors from all over the world. Megara, a community based in Perth, is going to be the first participant from Australia on the new platform. Megara will use the developer partner program, which has been created by CrowdfundUP, to raise funds to finance its property development…
  • Real Estate Crowdfunding Poised to Hit $2.5 Billion Mark this Year

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    23 Apr 2015 | 6:04 am
    Real estate crowdfunding is already a billion-dollar industry, and it is projected that the industry will surpass $2.5 billion this year. Crowdfunding has undergone tremendous changes over the past few years, from the commonly known idea of a few local friends coming together to raise money to finance the launch of a new film, to financing mega projects in various sectors including real estate. When the idea of crowdfunding was still in its infancy, it was only limited to a few projects that were mainly listed on crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter or Indiegogo. In recent years, this has…
  • Wonderous Stories Band Perform at the Baker Hostetler’s Real Estate Networking Reception in NYC

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    21 Apr 2015 | 5:45 am
    Victoria Global and The Soho Loft Conferences support the Baker Hostetler’s Real Estate Networking Reception in New York City on 22nd April 2015 PRLog – April 20, 2015 – NEW YORK — Real estate developers, owners, financiers and professionals will converge in New York City on 22nd April 2015 for an inaugural Real Estate Networking Reception. The evening event is scheduled to take place between 6pm and 9pm at The Cutting Room in 44 East 32nd Street  New York, NY 10010. The purpose of this  premiere event organized by the Baker Hostetler team is to provide an…
  • Fairway America Launches Crowdfunding Platform Focused on Small Balance Real Estate Businesses

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    16 Apr 2015 | 8:34 pm
    Fairway America, a Portland-based property investment firm that focuses on small real estate projects, has launched a new online crowdfunding platform. The platform, SBREfunds, allows Santa Barbara real estate entrepreneurs to offer their investment opportunities to accredited investors. SBRE entrepreneurs are also allowed to obtain insights, resources and practical tools for use in building and running small crowdfunded real estate investment funds. The platform also enables the entrepreneurs to connect directly with various accredited, high net-worth, and high-income investors from…
 
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  • Abu Dhabi and Dubai Properties Looking Towards a Stable Year

    19 Apr 2015 | 11:10 pm
      Abu Dhabi property rates may rise slightly during the course of 2015 however not as acutely as the increases experienced last year. The general consensus across the market is that potential investors are keenly focused on the Abu Dhabi properties market and interest buoyant in anticipation of upcoming residential projects soon to be completed and available to buyers.   As for off plan residential units, the Abu Dhabi market can expect to receive additional units from leading contractors and from private developers, due to be released at various stages of this year.   Whether…
  • Buy Property in Abu Dhabi

    5 Apr 2015 | 10:54 pm
      There are a broad range of residential and commercial properties for sale in Abu Dhabi. To buy property in Abu Dhabi it is advisable to deal with a reputable property agency to ensure the necessary rules and regulations are followed. Abu Dhabi properties for sale have been most popular on Reem Island and Al Raha Beach, however there are more than enough areas for people to choose from whether families, singles or couples. When looking specifically for apartments, other popular areas to buy Abu Dhabi properties are Shams Abu Dhabi, Gate District and Tamouh Marina Square; and sought…
  • Dubai Hotel Apartments Services - Tourists & Visitors

    30 Mar 2015 | 11:25 pm
      There is an extensive choice of hotel apartments and luxury hotel apartments available for visitors to Dubai that appeal to all levels of budget type and style preference. Tourism and making visitors of all cultures and nationalities feel welcome has become synonymous with Dubai’s own generous culture. The growth of the Dubai hotel apartments industry over the last 10 years has given potential clients greater choice in where they stay and how much they spend when they do. Hotel apartments in Dubai created for both tourist and business traveller alike, used to offer a mainstream…
  • Furnished Apartments & Villas

    24 Mar 2015 | 11:24 pm
      For those looking to stay in a furnished apartment or villa the short-term rentals market in Dubai is well-stocked and offers competitive prices at all budget levels. Short-term accommodation in Dubai is a popular option for business travellers and tourist visitors alike because the units often feel closer to staying in a home rather than a hotel. The experience of the stay, particularly the kitchen and interior decor, appeal to a target market looking at the short-term rentals in Dubai experience over that of a hotel.  Most prime areas of Dubai offer either furnished apartments…
  • Do I Need a Property Management Company?

    22 Mar 2015 | 12:48 am
      Let’s start by asking why you need a management company to oversee your property. Maybe you have multiple properties that need your attention and you lack the time; maybe you live overseas so managing even one unit can be handful; and, maybe the real estate laws of Dubai are either new to you or unclear, so you’re looking for some peace of mind in employing some cost effective help.     Our property management division intends to make a landlord’s life easier by ensuring the process of investing in a property is a positive experience rather than a stressful…
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  • Simple Fixes for Common Household Appliances

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

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

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

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

    18 Mar 2015 | 9:09 pm
    Bridgeland in Calgary is a stunning family oriented community . Part of the Ne sector of the inner city core you will appreciate the outstanding views from this part of the city. POpular streets are edmonton trail and 10 th ave ne for getting around. Nearby districts would include Renfrew and Cresent Heights . There used to be a big Italian population in this neighbourhood. Things that are exciting that are family oriented include visiting the calgary zoo, walking along the Bow river pathway and checking out the new and Urban restaurants in this diverse community. There is a Telus spark that…
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  • 866 Pag IBIG Fund Acquired Assets In Batangas, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Metro Manila and Rizal For Auction On April 30, 2015

    Jay Castillo
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:45 pm
    An additional list containing 866 Pag IBIG fund acquired assets for sale in Batangas, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Metro Manila and Rizal shall be for sale through public auction on April 30, 2015, 9:00am – 12:00nn, at the 7th Flr. JELP Business Solutions Center, 409 Shaw Blvd. Mandaluyong City. These are in addition to the other Pag-IBIG foreclosed properties for public auction on April 28 and April 29. Auction details below. Download the list of Pag IBIG Fund acquired assets for sale You may download the additional list of Pag IBIG fund acquired assets for public auction on…
  • 658 Pag IBIG Fund Acquired Assets In Batangas, Bulacan, Laguna, Metro Manila and Rizal For Auction On April 29, 2015

    Jay Castillo
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:15 pm
    A total of 658 Pag IBIG fund acquired assets for sale shall be for sale through public auction on April 29, 2015, 9:00am – 12:00nn, at the 7th Flr. JELP Business Solutions Center, 409 Shaw Blvd. Mandaluyong City. These are in addition to the other Pag-IBIG foreclosed properties for public auction this April 28 and April 30. Auction details below. Prime properties Through their website, pictures of selected prime properties were made available to the public, which can be seen below (click to enlarge). You may download the complete list below. Download the list of Pag IBIG Fund…
  • RCBC Savings Bank Foreclosed Properties Dream Buys Auction Slated on April 25, 2015

    Jay Castillo
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:45 pm
    RCBC  Savings Bank shall conduct another Dream Buys auction of foreclosed properties on April 25, 2015, Saturday, 9:00am, at the 34th Floor, Multi-function Hall, RCBC Savings Bank Corporate Center, 26th and 25th Streets, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. This auction happens to be on the same day of the 232nd UnionBank Auction. You may refer to the auction announcement and complete listing below. As written on the banner above, this auction announcement has been published in the Manila Bulletin last April 12 and April 19, in the acquired assets section of the Manila Bulletin.
  • Additional PNB Foreclosed Cars For Public Sealed Bidding on April 24, 2015

    Jay Castillo
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:03 am
    This will be a short and quick follow-up to my previous post about PNB Prime properties for public sealed bidding as I just received a list of additional PNB foreclosed cars for sale. The bidding will still be on April 24, 2015, Friday, 10:00am, at the 9th Floor, Financial Center, President Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard, Pasay City, Philippines.  A gemstone colored 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 GLS A/T on the list caught my eye because its minimum bid price was just Php486,000. I did a quick search and found retail pricing for the 2015 model as pictured here (not actual unit) at Php673,000…
  • Public Sealed Bidding of PNB Prime Properties and Foreclosed Cars Slated On April 24, 2015

    Jay Castillo
    19 Apr 2015 | 9:05 pm
    A public sealed bidding of Prime Properties of Philippine National Bank will happen on April 24, 2015, Friday, 10:00am, at the 9th Floor, Financial Center, President Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard, Pasay City, Philippines. A number of PNB foreclosed cars are also included in the bidding. This will be their fourth consecutive public sealed bidding of prime properties in 2015, so it seems this will be a monthly thing. You may download the complete list below. Pre-bidding conference and property details Interested bidders are invited to join the Pre-Bidding Conference on April 21,…
 
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    Zoocasa Life

  • New Home Construction vs Resale: Should You Buy an Older or Newer Home?

    Bevan Friedman
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:19 am
    To buy or not to buy, that is not ever the only question. The inevitable decision every house hunter has to make is whether or not to go with the old or buy new. Alongside pricing and location, the age of a home is an important factor to consider when looking at property. With new home construction, there may be less renovations upon move in that will need to be done. If you are up for the challenge, an antique home may satisfy that unique-build-itch you are looking to scratch. As some prefer history and character, others are drawn to the comfort of modern conveniences. It is important to…
  • To Buy or Sell First? That is the Question

    Melissa Marchesano
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:16 am
    It may be the ultimate catch 22 – do you buy a new home first then sell your current property or sell first then search for a new one? Each approach has its pros and cons so what’s best for you? Traditionally, homeowners prefer to sell first but in hot markets where bidding wars and multiple offers are more common, some are willing to buy their dream home first, anticipating their current one will sell quickly. Here’s a rundown of your options: Pros to selling first You know exactly what your budget for a new property is and can hone in on homes priced right in your neighbourhood.
  • Bank of Canada Rate Announcement: Less Atrocious Times Ahead?

    Melissa Marchesano
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:13 am
    By Penelope Graham, RateSupermarket.ca, MoneyWise So, Mr. Poloz – is it all uphill from here? Today’s Bank of Canada interest rate announcement has a decidedly optimistic tone, despite dour news for the economy’s first quarter. In the announcement, which did not call for any change to the trendsetting Overnight Lending Rate (currently 0.75 per cent), the Bank states that while the impact of oil has led to a “very weak” Q1, the timeline for economic capacity remains on track for the end of 2016, and that current monetary policy stimulus remains “appropriate”. Slashed Estimates…
  • Budget highlights from a real estate perspective

    Melissa Marchesano
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:11 am
    by Romana King, MoneySense magazine The 2015 federal budget wasn’t very enticing, but it did offer a couple of tax and saving incentives for those considering estate planning using real estate or looking to stay in their home a bit longer. Here are a few budget highlights from a real estate perspective: –> Anyone 65 or older will benefit from the new Home Accessibility Tax Credit (HATC), explains Don Carson, spokesperson for Canada’s Chartered Professional Accountants. Under this new tax credit, you can retrofit your home, up to a cost of $10,000, and get a 15% tax rebate. “If a…
  • Zoocasa teams up with Canada’s legendary Humble & Fred radio duo

    Melissa Marchesano
    23 Mar 2015 | 1:32 pm
    This week Zoocasa, Canada’s premier place to get matched with the best real estate agent, teamed up with Humble & Fred, Canada’s national morning show as an official sponsor. Zoocasa’s Marketing Manager Melissa Scheglov visited the legendary radio duo at their lovely downtown Etobicoke studio to announce the big news. Melissa held her own, answering dozens of questions about Zoocasa and real estate – and may have even fended off a date from Humble Howard but we’re… not… quite… sure. “I think the key ingredient for what you guys do is you vet the real estate agents for…
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    Legendary Homes

  • Designing the Interior of your Modular Home in Michigan

    Legendary Homes
    26 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    While most modular home companies have floor plan drawings, they are often technical in detail and do not inform the viewer about key issues like kitchen design.  If they have any interior images, they are one-dimensional photographs that give the shopper only a small glimpse of what the home will look like. Legendary Homes Inc. is offering an efficient customization process particularly the interior design. Tool for Interior Design Modification To enhance the modular home building process, and provide the consumer with a more informed experience, Legendary Homes Inc provides the DiVE IN…
  • Exterior and Interior Design of Modular Homes in Michigan

    Legendary Homes
    25 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Modular homes are one that is built indoors in a factory-like setting and often subject to interior and exterior design modification. The finished products are covered and transported to their new locations where they will be assembled by a builder. Construction of Modular Homes Modular home constructions do not see the typical on-site delays that are predominantly caused by the weather. Modular homes must conform to specific rules, guidelines and building codes that often surpass those of traditional on-site homes. However, it is important to shop around. Not all companies that make…
  • Cost of Changing the Exterior of a Modular Home

    Legendary Homes
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Modular home customization can give you all the features you want in your new home. You can change the roof, the windows, and even add new rooms for your prefab home. The question now is, how much is needed when the exterior features of a modular home are changed? Base Pricing of a Modular Home Customization Base pricing is a calculation based on the average bill of material and bill of labor for different types of modular homes. Legendary Homes, Inc. strives to provide a simple and understandable method for pricing custom and predesigned modular homes. The square footage of a modular home is…
  • Easiest Exterior Modifications for a Modular Home

    Legendary Homes
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Exterior modifications for a modular home are often the easiest to make since they usually only mean changing a window style or what kind of siding you want on the house. The following is by no means two of modular home customizations that are available in Michigan. Changing the Roof of a Modular Home Changing the roof is often the easiest design decision to make for a modular home and is surprisingly inexpensive. Increasing the angle and height of your roof, extending awnings, adding decorative gables or dormers, and changing basic shingles to architectural shingles are all great ways to…
  • Affordable Exterior Design Options for a Modular Home in Michigan

    Legendary Homes
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    A lot of exterior options are made affordable to make a modular home more beautiful and livable dwelling. The exterior is the first thing people see so it makes sense to put some careful thought into the options you choose. Building modular home is considered one of your biggest financial commitments in life so you want to make sure that everything in it complements the rest. As a result, you will have a wonderful experience the entire time you stay at home. DIY Exterior Designs for Modular Home While it is more convenient to make home modifications and additions in modular homes in…
 
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    Zillow Blog - Real Estate Market Stats, Celebrity Real Estate, and Zillow News

  • Joining Forces Shines Light on Veteran Homelessness

    Michelle Obama
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:57 am
    This month, we’re marking the fourth anniversary of our Joining Forces initiative, an effort Dr. Jill Biden and I started to honor and support our troops, veterans, and their families. It’s hard to believe it’s been four years already – but when I look back, the truth is, it wasn’t all that long ago that I didn’t know very much about the issues that face our military community at all. That changed back in 2007 when my husband started running for office. That’s when I began traveling the country and holding roundtables for working women, and I started meeting military spouses –…
  • Real Almost-Ex-Housewife Ramona Singer Leasing Hamptons Estate

    Melissa Allison
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:25 am
    Ramona Singer, the outspoken spouse who’s appeared in all seven seasons of “Real Housewives of New York,” is looking for someone to rent her Hamptons estate for $55,000 a month. The urge to lease might stem from her imminent divorce from Mario Singer, her cheating husband of two decades, but given the string of rentals Variety pointed out, it’s also possible she just wants to make a bunch of money during tourist season. Some of the Hamptons’ wealthier residents now move into trailers and rent their mansions out over the summer. Singer’s estate features a…
  • Joe Manganiello Lists Bachelor Pad With Backyard Oasis

    Melissa Allison
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:08 am
    Joe Manganiello’s upcoming nuptials with Sofia Vergara have the “True Blood” and “Magic Mike XXL” star in a listing state of mind. He’s put his Los Angeles pad on the market for $1.995 million, the Los Angeles Times first reported. The quarter-acre property includes a modern 4-bedroom, 3-bath home, but the best place for a werewolf to hang is probably in the backyard oasis with a curvy swimming pool, hot tub and fire pit surrounded by stone walkways and tropical foliage. It’s looking like the $10.6 million Beverly Hills mansion that Vergara…
  • DIY Rustic Headboard Tutorial

    Lindsay Jackman
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:56 am
    Add rustic charm to your bedroom with this DIY wood-round headboard. The best part is that it is very easy to make. Follow these simple instructions to create your own.  If you’re cutting your own wood rounds, be sure to give them plenty of time to dry out. If they aren’t completely dry, they are prone to mold. Lie them out for one month indoors, and allow longer if drying them outside. Once they’re dried out, you’re ready to make your headboard. 1. Cut plywood base to size A standard plywood sheet is four feet by eight feet. Use the four-foot width for the…
  • Suds and Duds: Laundry Room Maintenance 101

    BobVila.com
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:42 pm
    It’s one of those little ironies: The laundry room often gets next to no TLC, even though it’s where so many of our household possessions go for their regular care and cleaning. In addition to its main function, the typical laundry area also serves as a catchall, which means that it can quickly succumb to disorganization. This disarray, coupled with benign neglect, not only hampers the space’s functionality, but also carries both aesthetic and practical consequences. Source: Stephen Alexander In fact, continuing to ignore dirt and disorder in the laundry room can lead to some…
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    Zurple | Real Estate Agent Success Blog

  • 25 Free Tools to Help You Build Your Real Estate Business

    24 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Friday Freebies:  To help you boost your business growth - we put together a list of our 25 most popular premium real estate downloads and organized them by category. Enjoy! Top 25 Free Tools to Help You Grow Your Business:
  • Free Virtual Meeting Tools for Real Estate Agents

    23 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Between clients, fellow agents, lenders and vendors, chances are you work with a lot of people who never step foot inside your office. In fact, you may not even have a physical office! Coordinating a real estate transaction remotely can be challenging – but there are a few great tools available that can help you keep all your business contacts on the same page with virtual meetings. Here's a handy overview of three free tools that can help you keep everyone in the loop:
  • WEBINAR INVITE: How to Convert Online Leads with Zurple CEO Ryan Owen

    22 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Mark your calendar:Zurple Webinar - How to Get More Deals from Your Online LeadsWednesday, May 13th @ 1:00pm PST Meet Ryan & Learn How to Convert Online LeadsOur webinar will be focused on: Discussing current industry and technology trends Outlining what your online leads expect from you Detailing how to effectively nurture and convert online leads Explaining how Conversations™ increases conversions We'll wrap up with an "Ask Me Anything" session with Ryan - where viewers will be invited to submit their questions.  You won't want to miss it! Reserve your seat now:  
  • 5 Steps to Keep You Focused on Your Real Estate Business

    21 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    In today's Agent Insights post, Debbie Reynolds - a Real Estate Agent in Clarksville, Tennessee - talks about 5 steps that will help you consistently grow your business.
  • Bad Habits, Real Estate Mistakes and Things to Avoid in 2015

    20 Apr 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Business growth strategies and marketing ideas are great - but in addition to learning what to do to become succesful, it's also important to learn what NOT to do to.In fact - some of our most popular blog posts have been focused on exactly that. Check it out!
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    Central Ohio Real Estate & Homes for Sale

  • Jacksontown Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Apr 2015

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Jacksontown * Median Listing Price: $151,900 0.5% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $97.0000 0.39% Total Listings: 1 -0.50% Total Listings Previous Months:March February 2 1 1% 0% * All data pertains to single-family homes Jacksontown Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Apr 2015  Jacksontown OH SubdivisionsJacksontown Homes for Sale / Columbus Homes for Sale HECM For Purchase - Buy a Home With As Little as 40% Down if you are 62 or OlderThe Buckeye Realty TeamBerkshire Hathaway HomeServcies - Professional Realty121 Mill Street, Suite 128Gahanna, OH 43230 Phone:…
  • Hilliard Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Apr 2015

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Hilliard * Median Listing Price: $283,850 0.15% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $111.0000 0% Total Listings: 90 -0.03% Total Listings Previous Months:March February 93 98 -0.05% -0.06% * All data pertains to single-family homes Hilliard Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Apr 2015  Hilliard OH Subdivisions5.002 Acres Amity And Morris Anderson Meadows Ansmil West Ashleigh Village Avery Beacon Brickstone Green Condos Brittany Oaks Britton Farms Brixston Brookbend Brookfield Brookfield Village Brown Township Carriage Run Carrington Place Colonial Lane Colonial Lanes Conklin…
  • Hebron Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Apr 2015

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    26 Apr 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Today's Market Trends for Hebron * Median Listing Price: $261,920 -0.03% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $110.0000 0% Total Listings: 28 Total Listings Previous Months:March February 28 25 0.12% -0.07% * All data pertains to single-family homes Hebron Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Apr 2015  Hebron OH SubdivisionsBuckeye Lake/harbor Hills Harbor Hills Harbor Hills/buckeye Lake Pine Crest Estates Rural - Farm Waters Edge Waters Edge Estates Wooded HillsHebron Homes for Sale / Columbus Homes for Sale HECM For Purchase - Buy a Home With As Little as 40% Down if you are 62 or OlderThe Buckeye…
  • Heath Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Apr 2015

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    26 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Today's Market Trends for Heath * Median Listing Price: $214,250 0.01% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $104.0000 0.04% Total Listings: 54 -0.04% Total Listings Previous Months:March February 56 58 -0.03% -0.09% * All data pertains to single-family homes Heath Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Apr 2015  Heath OH SubdivisionsChapel Grove Crest Line Forest Hill Forest Hills Fox Run Meadows Franklin Heights Glenwood Greenbriar Groveland Park Hopewell Commons Landings At Maple Bay Lee Heights Livingston Ramp Creek River Oaks River Oaks Vii Southgate Southview The Villages Of River Oaks Village Of…
  • Groveport Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Apr 2015

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    26 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Today's Market Trends for Groveport * Median Listing Price: $152,470 0.13% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $83.0000 0.06% Total Listings: 18 -0.40% Total Listings Previous Months:March February 30 33 -0.09% -0.03% * All data pertains to single-family homes  Groveport Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Apr 2015  Groveport OH SubdivisionsBixby Grove Bixford Green Phase 1 Century Acres Congress Lands Daniel Kessler's Subdivision East Bixby Ridge Elmont Place Fairchild Estates Grove Pointe Groveport Groveport Village Harreit Harriet Hickory Grove Leisha Manor Mathews/congress Lands Newport Village…
 
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    Housing Blog

  • Housing supports Net Neutrality. Do you?

    Resident Blogger
    15 Apr 2015 | 2:33 am
    Do you know what ‘net neutrality’ is? Do you think it’s a complicated, ‘techie’ issue that doesn’t require your attention? Well, this is something that affects everyone, including you. If you’re not okay with having to pay additional money every month to use apps like WhatsApp, Google Hangouts, Instagram, Facebook, Skype and all the others you spend a lot of your time on, this is an issue that should bother you, and one you should be concerned about. Know It All content on the internet is equal, all accessible at the speed you’re paying for, and once you have an internet…
  • Welcoming The Truth of Real Estate – IREF

    Resident Blogger
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:40 am
    Home-buying is a landmark decision in one’s life and, as goes with every big decision, requires thorough research. Our industry, the Real Estate sector, maintains an infamous reputation in India. Consumers lack trust and, subsequently, have a lot of reservations and doubts pertaining to Real Estate transactions. Whom do they go to with these questions? A developer has insights but has vested interests as a seller. Most of the brokers (of course not all) are hopeless advisers. Identifying this gaping hole, a discussion platform – Indian Real Estate Forum – came to be.
  • LOOK UP WORLD

    Resident Blogger
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:27 am
    Holi is the festival that celebrates colours and happiness. It is only fitting that before this celebration starts, we say hello again and introduce our symbol, our soul to the world. Far from being just a makeover, it is the distillation of all that we stand for and culmination of a process that began a year ago. You’ll be seeing a lot more of our new brand over the coming months. But two words will tell you everything you need to know about us: Look Up! Look Up is a Journey Housing is for everyone. Call it an itch or idealism, we knew we wanted to change things big and fast for everyone.
  • 5 Amazing Monuments In The Name Of Love

    Resident Blogger
    14 Feb 2015 | 4:02 am
    Legendary poems have been penned, faraway lands conquered, and amazing monuments built in the name of love! While we know of the Taj Mahal as perhaps the most famous and notable testament to undying love, there are several others all over the world; each one with its own beautiful story. Boldt Castle on Heart Island, New York The story of Boldt Castle is one of love and loss, like many other great love stories. The castle was commissioned in 1900 by George C. Boldt, a famous and wealthy hotelier; as a symbol of his overwhelming affection for his wife, Louise. It was to be a grand 5-acre…
  • A Home With a View – Slice View

    Resident Blogger
    5 Feb 2015 | 10:20 pm
    At Housing, we work to solve every problem in real estate. One of the challenges in the real estate industry is the difficulty in visualising a new apartment as a home, when the project is still a layout on paper. It is more difficult to do so when staring at a 2-D image on a screen. Housing aims to provide its users a seamless home-buying experience, one that lets the buyer see – and not just imagine – the homes he/she wants. So, we created Slice View. Using Slice View, we have been able to capitalise on what was a shortcoming for the entire industry. It enables our users to take…
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    Arizona Real Estate Today

  • Getting The Best Value and Not Best Dollar For Your Home

    William Morris
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:28 pm
    Are You Thinking of Selling Your Home? Get the Best Value For Your Home.Homes are bought and sold everyday, especially in good markets.  People usually want to get top dollar for their home, but sometimes the home does not look the part to get top dollar.  That's ok.  Many times people go to open houses and see a beautifully renovated home, or even look at the pictures of homes for sale online and see perfection.  In some cases, it is a great idea to have a home that is in perfect condition or even recently remodeled.  However, that is not always your best option.The…
  • Beautiful North Phoenix Home For Sale

    William Morris
    15 Mar 2015 | 11:58 am
    3307 E Tonopah Dr. Phoenix, AZ 85050What A Location! This Well Maintained 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home In A Popular North Phoenix Neighborhood Conveniently Located To Desert Ridge Which Offers Great Shopping And Dining, Paradise Valley Community College And Quick Access To Both The 101 & 51 Freeways. This 1564 SF Home Offers A Split Floor Plan With A Bright, Open Living Room With Vaulted Ceilings & Plant Shelves. You Will Appreciate The Formal Dining Room And A Spacious, Eat-In Kitchen With Breakfast Nook, Breakfast Bar, Built In Desk And Spacious Pantry. The Large Master Suite Features A…
  • Arizona Cactus League Spring Training

    William Morris
    11 Mar 2015 | 5:45 pm
    Major League Baseball Cactus League Spring Training in ArizonaEach spring the Phoenix, Arizona area fills up with people from all over the country.  March is a busy time in Arizona.  Many local hotels sell out on a nightly basis, and businesses see a boom in revenue.  One of the biggest draws during that time is Major League Baseball's spring training.  No matter where you are in the Valley during March there is a spring training game nearby.For a Printable Map of Spring Training Stadiums Click HereSpring Training games are fun for friends or family.  Everyone enjoys…
  • Great Horse Property with Mountain Views For Sale in Globe, Arizona

    William Morris
    17 Feb 2015 | 5:11 pm
    Home For Sale: 8253 Ice House Canyon Globe, ArizonaThis mountainside three bedroom home has spectacular views of the mountains and surrounding area. The home has a large master bedroom with a walk in closet and access to the beautiful back patio. The backyard is great for relaxing or entertaining with built in fire pit and a jacuzzi enclosed in a separate building. The property sits on just over 6 acres with plenty of room for horses or whatever suits your desires. This unique property is a must see for potential buyers wanting their space, but still want the convenience of being close to…
  • Mesa, Arizona Open House: Beautiful Dobson Ranch Home

    William Morris
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:06 pm
    Open House at a beautiful Dobson Ranch Home in Mesa, ArizonaAddress: 2651 S Los Altos                Mesa, AZ 85202When: Thursday, January 22nd from 2pm-5pm & Saturday, January 24th from 10am-2pmLow HOA, Great amenities,Beautiful home in highly sought after Dobson Ranch. 3 bedrooms plus an office, formal living and dining, family room with gas fire place off of completely new kitchen, new gas stove, microwave, and dishwasher. The interior of this home is fresh with upgraded cabinetry, granite counters, custom tile surrounds in bath and shower,…
 
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    Struggling Investor

  • My First Look at Podio (Day 1)

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

    Scott Costello
    6 Apr 2015 | 5:37 am
    There are quite a few options when you are looking for wholesaling lead management software.  Probably one of the most popular lead tracking tools out there is simply Microsoft Excel.  I have seen countless forum posts on Bigger Pockets asking what CRMs other wholesalers use.  The one consistent answer that I see is to use Excel as a CRM.  It’s not necessarily the best, only that there is always a couple of people who swear buy it. Click Here to get the Excel Lead Manager I created for this article   In my efforts to explore many of the top lead management systems out there…
  • Direct Mail Campaign Tracking + Free Tool

    Scott Costello
    13 Mar 2015 | 9:38 am
    Two weeks ago I wrote a blog post about What Lead Information you should keep track of.  In that post I broke down the minimum data points that you would benefit from keeping track of over the course of a leads life.  What I didn’t go over is how to keep track of your mailing campaigns. When I first started out I found that keeping track of mailing campaigns can quickly get out of control.  I’ll be the first to admit that my memory is terrible…I was never good at taking tests.  Once I had more then 3 campaigns running at a time I completely lost track of what needed to…
  • How to Organize Your Wholesaler Leads

    Scott Costello
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:38 am
    There are a few HAVE TO HAVES when it comes to being a real estate wholesaler as far as I’m concerned.  Relationships, Systems and Leads.  Everything else comes a distant second. They all work together as well to create a successful business. Having leads is must, but what is also very important is your ability to keep those leads organized. What leads do you need to mail to this month? Looking up a lead when they call Making sure you don’t have duplicate leads Which leads you referred to another wholesaler Which addresses are invalid Which leads do I need to call back? I can…
  • Rant: Who Has Time to Organize

    Scott Costello
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    New Monthly Rant Series:  I figured it would be insightful to share some of what bothers me about trying to run a side business.  It’s not all successes and happy faces.  It truly is a roller coaster ride and I think sharing that with my readers is going to cathartic.  It seems every month I hit a point where I say “Do i want to do this anymore?”   Thankfully I am pretty good at over coming those feelings.  Lucky or unlucky for you I’ve decided to write about what I’m tired of or think is just plain stupid when it comes to real estate investing.   Here…
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    Real Property Management National Headquarters » Blog

  • Do You Know Your Rights on Sex Offender Laws?

    Chanda Gunter
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:14 am
    Are sex offenders a protected class under fair housing laws?  At Real Property Management, we take credit and criminal background checks, and fair housing laws seriously, where statistics show many property managers do not. Tenant laws and regulations can be unclear and an inexperienced landlord may not know how to deal with certain situations. True or False? You are legally required to rent your home to an otherwise qualified registered sex offender. Inexperienced #landlords may not know how to deal w/ criminal backgrounds and #fairhousing lawsClick To Tweet   FALSE Fair housing laws…
  • Expert Business Advice from Franchise Owners

    Chanda Gunter
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:31 pm
    As a new business, or even one that’s been around the block…Where can you get great business advice? Great business advice is a valuable commodity, especially in the small business and franchising world. A hallmark of a strong company with independently owned offices is that it uses a “team” approach to set goals and define strategic direction in the best interest of its customers.  Real Property Management’s team includes an Advisory Council, comprised of 12 franchise owners who represent our 260+ offices around the country.  This diverse group offers input…
  • Outdoor Living Spaces Worthy of Your Patio Furniture

    Chanda Gunter
    13 Apr 2015 | 11:43 am
    Did you know backyard living spaces can get you higher rent? Looking for ideas for your backyard? Look beyond your patio furniture and check out these trends! Backyards aren’t just about patio furniture anymore! Creating an outdoor living space can be easy, low cost and add value to your rental home. In fact, one of the biggest advantages to a single family residential home is the personal space found in a private backyard.  Simple enhancements will help your home rent quicker to quality tenants who will preserve your investment and pay a higher rent rate.  Here are some of our…
  • Owning Rental Property Out of State: An Owners’ Story

    Chanda Gunter
    7 Apr 2015 | 2:45 am
      Owning rental property out of state can be a major headache, especially if you are a DIY (do-it-yourself) landlord. What do you do when you live in one state and have one or multiple properties in other areas? What if you are military and relocate multiple times? Here’s how one property owner, Joe Khoury, now has peace of mind living a thousand miles away from his rental properties. Joe’s first rental home was due to a military relocation taking him from Charleston, SC to Suffolk, VA. He decided to use a property management company in South Carolina to handle what had been his…
  • How to Sell a House Occupied with Tenants: 5 Smart Tips to Do it Right

    Chanda Gunter
    6 Apr 2015 | 2:26 am
    Selling a home can sometimes be stressful. To sell a house with tenants is even more challenging.  If your home is currently occupied with renters and you now plan to sell, the process is not always an easy task. In fact, many real estate agents recommend waiting until the lease expires, however, this scenario is not always an option for the homeowner. Tenants feel that this is their home and can become very sensitive when they learn the property is for sale, making the selling process more difficult.  They may be upset about moving, uncooperative with showings, offer unsolicited negative…
 
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  • What does Budget 2015 mean to investors and landlords

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

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

    sev
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:27 am
    A new interactive map has been launched by the National Landlords Association (NLA) to help landlords keep on top of the ‘disjointed and confusing’ licensing schemes within England and Wales. The interactive map provides landlords with a snapshot of local Landlord licensing rules across England and Wales, including fees payable for any mandatory, additional or selective schemes in their region, as well as outlining where proposals for new schemes are currently under consideration. The map supports the NLA’s Rent, Risk, Resolve campaign, which looks to help landlords mitigate some of…
  • Which areas have the best buy-to-let potential?

    sev
    22 Mar 2015 | 5:05 pm
    Regional centres have proven to be the best locations for profitable returns in buy-to-let investment, with 25% of properties in places like Manchester, Nottingham and Southampton now privately rented. London is no longer the place to be if you’re after the best buy-to-let returns, with investors looking beyond the capital and at regions where yields are 300% higher, according to data from lender HSBC. The data showed that certain parts of the UK – such as Blackpool, Nottingham, Hull and Southampton, offered the outstanding rental yields when compared to other areas of the UK. HSBC also…
  • Know your rights if you have squatters in your property

    sev
    15 Mar 2015 | 5:05 pm
    It can be devastating coming home from an extended holiday or coming back from taking a construction break on your property and finding that it has been broken into and people are now squatting there. Any kind of break-in is a stressful and frightening experience and often has a lasting effect on the owner of the property, however unlike in the event of a burglary; you now have to deal with people who have broken into your home without permission. It is commonly thought that there is a grey area in the law when it comes to the squatter’s rights and evicting squatters from your property;…
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  • Cat Expressions that Describe Your Feelings on Real Estate

    Kat Bremhorst
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:21 am
    Happy Friday! Maybe your shoe broke on the way to work or maybe they made your coffee wrong this morning, but you deserve to look at adorable cats. Scroll through and let us know which one you relate to the most! via Lighter Side of Real Estate
  • The Story That Inspired Up

    Kat Bremhorst
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:42 am
    Back in 2006, Seattle resident, 84-year-old Edith Macefield, refused a million dollar offer to purchase her home to put up a shopping mall in its place. The mall’s construction went on as planned with a tiny plot of land surrounding Macefield’s house. Story sound familiar? That’s because it’s so similar to the story of Up,…
  • 2 Huge Mistakes that Could Destroy Your Real Estate Business

    Carly Ramirez
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:43 am
    Is that open house on Saturday or Sunday? Did Jimmy order the catering for it? Oh no! I forgot to make flyers! Does this sound like you? Miscommunication and multitasking can drop your production levels by 50%! It might seem like a no-brainier, but collaboration and outsourcing are key aspects that sustain businesses. Have I peaked…
  • In Honor of Earth Day, Painless Ways to Make Your Home a Little Greener

    Kat Bremhorst
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    We were only given one earth, and in order to keep it around long enough for our great-great-great-great-great-great-grandkids to enjoy we need to take care of it. Little changes can add up, here are some ideas we have to make your house a little greener. Stop your mail. Okay, you can’t fully stop your mail,…
  • Marketing Fails You Cannot Fathom

    Kat Bremhorst
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:39 am
    At one point in your career or another, you’ve probably had a lapse in judgement with your marketing, but we can guarantee that your fails were no where near this epic. Scroll through and feel better. via Lighter Side of Real Estate
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  • Formal Events and Activities at Admiral's Cove

    24 Apr 2015 | 10:23 am
    Formal and Casual Events at Admiral’s Cove Admirals Cove is one of the top premier communities in all of Jupiter Florida. It just makes sense that the marina and yacht  club would have formal events throughout the year. Here are some of the top social events not to miss at the Yacht Club at Admirals Cove:   Day Cruises - While it is true that you don't need a boat to be a member of Admirals Cove it certainly helps when attending day cruises. You can always find a friend or maybe be a guest of another member on one of these amazing day cruises. Daily cruises are planned each…
  • New Dentist at the Dental Spa in Abacoa

    22 Apr 2015 | 11:23 am
    New Dentist at the Dental Spa in Abacoa - Jupiter Florida The Dental Spa in Abacoa proudly welcomes Dr. Horwitz. Originally born in Johannesburg South Africa, Dr. Horwitz moved to Boca Raton in 1994. He earned his bachelor of science degree from Indiana University followed by a Biomedical Science Degree at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Hurwitz graduated with honors and then pursued his dream of dentistry at nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine graduating with the Academy of General Dentistry Senior Dental Student Award. Dr. Horwitz is a member of the ADA,…
  • New Movie Theater in Jupiter

    21 Apr 2015 | 11:31 am
    New Movie Theater in Jupiter Well, we all knew it was coming and now finally, the new theater at the Harbourside Place will finally open by June, 2015. Located at the Shoppes of Jupiter, the brand-new Cinepolis Cinemas will be fully functioning and consist of about 1500 seats with two distinct concepts: eight traditional auditoriums and six luxury auditoriums with reclining seats and comfortable design. All the theaters however will have waiter services for a popcorn, notches and refreshments and customers won't have to miss any of the movie with this state-of-the-art seating. waiters…
  • Moving To or From Abacoa - How to Pack Breakables

    17 Apr 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Breakables: Tips for How to Pack Them If you are moving to or from the Abacao area or any place and you have luxury items or breakables it's best to wait to pack breakables as many of them sometimes over pack these items or mis organize them, causing them to crack, chip or even shatter. Tips for Packing Your Breakables In the event you decide to pack your breakables yourself, be sure you have most of the other items in your house already packed. When you start to pack your breakables, realize that it will probably take more time to do than it did for the rest of the items in your home…
  • Guest Rooms at the Inn at Admiral’s Cove

    16 Apr 2015 | 9:13 am
    Guest Rooms at the Inn at Admiral’s Cove for Members and Guest Members Admiral’s Cove offers 32 exquisite rooms for members and guests of members starting about $390 per night. These beautiful rooms are located in the East Clubhouse and offer eight distinct suites and rooms for members and their guests. The East Clubhouse is located on the eastern side of the community overlooking the marina. The deluxe rooms feature a king or two queen size beds on the fourth floor overlooking the marina and the intracoastal waterway. Guests receive a complimentary morning newspaper, wet bar…
 
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  • Lane Field Hotel Development

    Amanda Shelley
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:37 pm
    You may have seen our article about the opening of Lane Field Park on March 16th, the first step in a multi-phase development project which, in conjunction with the North Embarcadero Visionary Plan, will usher in 2 new hotels, a total of 800 rooms, to downtown San Diego’s waterfront. In this article we’ll cover in detail what […] The post Lane Field Hotel Development appeared first on City Consulting Group - A San Diego Real Estate Agency.
  • Welcome our new downtown San Diego real estate agent: Amanda Mitts

    Amanda Shelley
    10 Apr 2015 | 2:38 pm
    City Consulting Group is proud to announce that Amanda Mitts has joined our team as a Downtown San Diego real estate agent. To give our readers some insight into Amanda’s background and experience, we asked her to share with us some details about why she pursued a career in real estate and what drew her to San Diego. What […] The post Welcome our new downtown San Diego real estate agent: Amanda Mitts appeared first on City Consulting Group - A San Diego Real Estate Agency.
  • 4 Important Credit Reporting Changes To Help San Diego Home Buyers

    City Consulting Group
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:27 pm
    When I used to work for a bank, we offered a service that allowed customers to receive a triple bureau credit report for $1. I loved selling this product, because it was always an eye opener to my clients and helped me teach them how their credit score was computed. Interestingly enough, my clients were sometimes […] The post 4 Important Credit Reporting Changes To Help San Diego Home Buyers appeared first on City Consulting Group - A San Diego Real Estate Agency.
  • City Consulting Group’s March Closings

    Amanda Shelley
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:41 pm
    In March 2015, City Consulting Group closed 4 real estate transactions. 1. 3672 Caminito Cielo del Mar, San Diego, CA 92130 Ari and Samantha called us looking for a downtown San Diego rental but quickly decided buying would be a better option. They started working with another brokerage but ultimately came back to work with Jason. […] The post City Consulting Group’s March Closings appeared first on City Consulting Group - A San Diego Real Estate Agency.
  • Millennials top list of 2014 Home Buyers

    Amanda Shelley
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:27 am
    The National Association of Realtors has released the results of their Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Study which found the largest group of recent homebuyers to be the millennial generation. The findings came from a 127 question survey completed by 6,572 people who purchased a home between July 2013 and June 2014.  Below we examine the […] The post Millennials top list of 2014 Home Buyers appeared first on City Consulting Group - A San Diego Real Estate Agency.
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  • The High and Low: Two Classic Central Park West Co-ops in the Celeb-Filled El Dorado

    Michelle Cohen
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:45 am
    one moment please...300 Central Park West, New York, NY, United States+ Expand- collapseInspired by all the talk of Demi Moore listing her San Remo penthouse for a potentially record-breaking $75 million, we found some even more fabulously grand Central Park West, Emery-Roth-designed, graciously pre-war detailed listings at the San Remo’s equally fabulous and celebrity-favored cousin, the El Dorado at 300 Central Park West. The “high” listing is exactly that: Not only a penthouse, but a rare offering that spans two floors of one of the iconic building’s skyline-defining…
  • WSP Eco Map Tracks the Hidden Minetta Creek and Trees of Washington Square Park

    Dana Schulz
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    one moment please...Washington Square Park, New York, NY, United States+ Expand- collapseIt’s easy to get distracted in Washington Square Park by all the NYU students and street performers, but there’s a lot more than meets the eye in this historic public space. For instance, did you know the Minetta Creek runs under the park and through the surrounding neighborhood? Or what about all those beautiful trees, wouldn’t it be fun to know a little more about them? With a new mobile map called the WSP Eco Map, you can identify the species of many trees in the park, locate…
  • 2 World Trade Center May Ditch Norman Foster’s Design for a Bjarke Ingels Skyscraper

    Diane Pham
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:29 am
    one moment please...200 Greenwich Street, New York, NY, United States+ Expand- collapseNorman Foster may lose out on yet another major project in Manhattan. The Journal writes that if News Corporation and 21st Century Fox decide to move into 2 World Trade Center, as previously reported, developer Larry Silverstein may drop Foster’s design in favor of a new one by none other than starchitect of the moment, Bjarke Ingels of BIG. Fox and News Corp. have been mulling over a move from its Midtown headquarters for a downtown locale as it comes up for a lease renewal in 2020. Word broke just…
  • Have a Beer with Friends on the Patio of This Former Brewery

    Aisha Carter
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:45 am
    one moment please...205 East 22nd Street, New York, NY, United States+ Expand- collapseIf you’re looking for a fun loft with a unique layout and some old world touches, you are going to love this two-bedroom condo at the Gramercy Park Habitat. Like all the units in this seven-story building, this $1.85 million recently renovated loft has remnants of its former life as a brewery, including wood beam ceilings, exposed columns, and exposed brick walls. Step inside the 1,425 square-foot pad to find An open living and dining area sporting wood floors, 15-foot ceilings, and wood columns.
  • Travel to the Inns of Aurora for an Anti-Manhattan Antidote

    Dana Schulz
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    one moment please...Aurora Inn, Main Street, Aurora, NY, United States+ Expand- collapseNow that the weather is finally nice, why not take a little weekend getaway upstate to the Finger Lakes wine country? And might we suggest the charming town of Aurora, located on a hill on the east side of Cayuga Lake. It’s a five-hour drive from the city, but what you’ll find is surely worth a few hours in a Zipcar. Aurora developed into a small manufacturing hub in the 19th century and served as a stopping point along the Cayuga-Seneca Canal en route to the Erie Canal. Along with…
 
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  • The 5 Best Affordable NYC Apartments Right Now (April 23)

    Bree Bossy
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:13 pm
    Affordable apartments in NYC are hard to come by. That’s why we’ve created a list of our favorite apartments in the city’s most sought after neighborhoods for under $1,500 per person. 1. Williamsburg, Brooklyn For $1,500 a month, you can be the first to live in this brand new, 2-bedroom apartment on Skillman Avenue. One look at the apartment’s private roofdeck, stone kitchen countertops and custom tiled bathrooms, and you’ll be filling out a rental application in no time! Two bedroom, $3,000 (1,500 per person) 2. East Village, Manhattan Located in the heart of…
  • Zumper Launches On Apple Watch

    Justin Huang
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Timing and speed are two of the most crucial elements in closing a new lease when apartment hunting. In a competitive environment like SF or NYC, knowing right when new apartments come onto market gives you a massive advantage. To put Zumper’s users in the best position, Zumper on iOS (and Android) provides real-time alerts for newly listed apartments and an easy way to message landlords and agents in a few taps. Today, we’re delighted to announce that we’ve carried over this same philosophy to the Apple Watch. Yes, that’s our app in the Apple Watch…
  • The 5 Most Exclusive Apartments in NYC Right Now

    Gabby Nguyen
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:01 pm
    A few months ago, we gave you an inside look at what living in luxury looks like in New York City. This month, we’ve again found some of the most swagged out digs in NYC that we’ve seen. From grand staircases to indoor pools, there’s nothing you can’t find in New York real estate with $32,000 or more dollars that you want to casually spend for a month! Here is Zumper’s list of some of the most expensive rentals in New York City. 5. Upper East Side – $32,000 per month This Upper East Side triplex has a private roof deck, a grand staircase, an elevator…
  • See How Much Philly Spent On Rent This March

    Devin O'Brien
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:47 am
    Last month, Philadelphia was the 12th most expensive rental market in the country, with median rents increasing over the trailing quarter. One bedrooms have risen 1.5% to $1,350, while two bedrooms have further appreciated, up 3.6% to $1,450. The city’s median came ahead of Minneapolis ($1,320), Portland ($1,300), and Denver ($1,290) this March. At a neighborhood level, the most expensive areas remained in the center of the city; Logan Square ($1,850), Center City West ($1,745), University City ($1,770), and Northern Liberties – Fishtown ($1,770) made the top, while more…
  • Eileen, Don’t Break Up With Craig

    Anthemos Georgiades
    15 Apr 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Dear Eileen, Last week we were surprised to find you had commented on our blogpost detailing our “Break Up With Craig” campaign across the Bay Area. As the wife of Craig, Craigslist’s founder, you didn’t mince your words to us: We heard you loud and clear. We’re sorry, Eileen. Please forgive us. We hope this helps. Best, Anth & the Zumper Team The post Eileen, Don’t Break Up With Craig appeared first on The Zumper Blog.
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  • Real Estate Investor Inbound Marketing And Website Automation

    David Brown
    7 Apr 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Real Estate Investor Inbound Marketing Getting visitors to your website is simple, if you know inbound marketing and search engine optimization works. The ultimate goal when getting a real estate investor website online is to generate as much traffic as possible so you can convert that traffic to leads and those leads into increased revenue & deals.   However,  it ‘s not just about traffic… it’s about targeted traffic.  Targeted traffic is the traffic that could actually have some interest in your product or service.  For real estate investors that targeted traffic…
  • Why You Should Use Investor Carrot Websites

    David Brown
    11 Mar 2015 | 8:52 am
    Investor Carrot Websites Investor Carrot is a well designed real estate investor website platform built off of the WordPress platform.  If you are familiar with WordPress and have used it be you know how easy and powerful it is.  Investor Carrot uses the most important  capabilities of WordPress and helps real estate investors get found on the internet and at the top of the search engines by utilizing the concept of content / inbound marketing. Here is why you should use Investor Carrot Websites! Here is rundown of everything that I like about the Investor Carrot Real Estate Investor…
  • 8 Different Ways To Locate Motivated Sellers

    David Brown
    10 Mar 2015 | 8:39 am
    There are several things you can do to locate motivated sellers. We’ll touch on a few right now. Depending on your personality and time commitment, you’ll gravitate towards some more than others. That’s totally fine! There’s no one way to do this. 8 Ways To Locate Motivated Sellers Direct Mail Direct mail is the tried and true method when it comes to generating real estate leads and motivated sellers.   Great direct mail campaigns have the ability to capture a recipient’s attention, get them to read and process content, commit to the message, then execute a specific call to action.
  • Real Estate Investor Squeeze Pages And How They Work

    David Brown
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:19 pm
    Internet savvy real estate investors are generating leads and doing more deals by using cheap micro- websites called squeeze pages or landing pages.  These real estate investor squeeze pages are built to capture leads when a visitor hits the page. Real Estate Investor Squeeze Pages Squeeze pages have been used online for a decade or so and they have evolved quite a bit over the years.  Today there are all kinds of new pages, concepts, and flashy new options to help increase conversions.  You’ll see videos on many squeeze pages, pictures, audio, some are fancy looking… others are very…
  • How To Attract More Leads To Your Real Estate Investor Website

    David Brown
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:53 pm
    Building a great looking real estate investor website is just one part of the overall picture for a real estate investing company’s success online and attracting more leads into your real estate business. Most investors don’t really understand the importance of getting the right real estate website online.  They don’t understand that getting a website online is all about having it out there for people to find so you can generate leads for you business.  95% of most real estate investors and agents  forget that a website should really exist for one reason and one reason…
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  • Ultimate Closet Organization Guide

    Anita Clark Realtor
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:46 am
    The Ultimate Guide to Achieving an Organized Closet Have you ever had the feeling that you have nothing to wear even if your closet is filled to the brim? You probably have…more than once. I know I have. If so, this ultimate closet organization guide should aid you in getting better consolidated and help you keep […] The post Ultimate Closet Organization Guide appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • What is my Warner Robins GA Home Worth in March 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:47 am
    What is my Warner Robins GA Home Worth in March 2015 The middle GA real estate market is heating up and if I was a potential seller here I would be asking “What is my Warner Robins GA home worth in March 2015″. Stay with me as I answer that question and many others about […] The post What is my Warner Robins GA Home Worth in March 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • What is my Perry GA Home Worth in March 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:15 am
    What is my Perry GA Home Worth in March 2015 This time of year there are plenty of new buyers and investors out looking for homes which has gotten potential sellers to start asking “What is my Perry GA home worth in March 2015?“. In this balanced real estate market (6+ months of homes available) […] The post What is my Perry GA Home Worth in March 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • What is my Kathleen GA Home Worth in March 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:38 pm
    What is my Kathleen GA Home Worth in March 2015 Potential sellers in the real estate market in Kathleen GA who have been wondering “What is my Kathleen GA home worth in March 2015?” will find in this report it is a great time to enter the market. With only 4 months of inventory in […] The post What is my Kathleen GA Home Worth in March 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • What is my Centerville GA Home Worth in March 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:55 pm
    What is my Centerville GA Home Worth in March 2015 Sellers who want to know “What is my Centerville GA home worth in March 2015″ have come to the right spot. With many markets in Houston County moving forward consumers want to know if this market is doing the same. Sales dipped this past month down […] The post What is my Centerville GA Home Worth in March 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
 
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  • 7 Ways To Get Started In Real Estate Even If You Have No Money

    Tyler Zey
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Paying for leads is great. But what if you have to get started in real estate without any money? Or what if you have to cut your ad budget back from $10,000 to $1,000 That’s what this article is for… …I’m going to make you unstoppable at get started in real estate even if you have a low budget. 7 incredibly simple real estate marketing tips that you can use to get started in real estate right now! Click here for our free PDF on 7 Ways To Get Started In Real Estate Even If You Have No Money FREE PDF: 7 Ways To Get Started In Real Estate Even If You Have No Money 1)…
  • 12 Secrets About Generating Real Estate Buyer Leads Zillow Doesn’t Want You To Know About

    Tyler Zey
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:55 pm
    Who doesn’t need real estate buyer leads? …and I don’t mean those tire kickers. Of course, you and your real estate team could use more! Real estate buyer leads are what drive almost every business. They get you listings! And today I have something that will make you generate real estate buyer leads day & night. 12 of Zillow’s top secrets to real estate buyer lead generation they don’t want you to know! Click here to download our FREE PDF of 12 Secrets About Generating Real Estate Buyer Leads FREE PDF OF OUR 12 Secrets About Generating Real Estate Buyer…
  • 6 Deadly Real Estate Newsletter Tactics You Can Use To Boost Your Bottom Line

    Tyler Zey
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:48 pm
    Sending a real estate email newsletter or drip sequence requires a fair amount of work.  You have to write the emails, proofread them, have awesome calls-to-action and think of subject lines that people will open. Sounds hard, right? However, don’t give up, because: For every $1 spent on email marketing, the average return is $44.25.(Source: emailexpert) A recent study concluded that email is almost 40 times better at acquiring new customers than Facebook and Twitter. (Source: McKinsey & Company) That is A LOT of return on investment if you are a realtor. So, today I’m…
  • 10 Actionable Real Estate Lead Generation Website Secrets

    Tyler Zey
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:47 pm
    Real estate lead generation websites are excellent. However, you have to focus on more than the number of leads you get. For example, want 1000 new leads? Here are your free 1000 leads: tylerzey@gmail.com tylerzey1@gmail.com tylerzey2@gmail.com … tylerzey999@gmail.com Bingo! 1000 leads for your CRM. Oh, wait. You probably wanted relevant leads that might do business with you. This article will help you turn your website into a real estate lead generation website. Click here for a FREE PDF OF OUR 10 Actionable Real Estate Lead Generation Website Secrets FREE PDF OF OUR 10 Actionable Real…
  • How to use guest blogging effectively to boost your real estate business

    Tyler Zey
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:06 am
    Have you ever seen a Late Night TV show?  They all have a bunch of guests that regularly appear.  But what do those guests get out of it? Simple. Their appearance helps them build their brand up.  You can do the same thing with your real estate business! Today’s post is by Kurt Jacobson.  He’s going to explain some interesting things about real estate marketing through guest blogging.  Whether you blog on WordPress or use writing for Real Estate SEO, this article will help you do Real Estate Marketing a lot better. Here’s Kurt:  Despite many naysayers, guest…
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  • American Mortgage Corporation Explains: Pre-Approval and Pre-Qualification

    American Mortgage Corporation
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:21 am
    PRE-QUALIFIED, OR PRE-APPROVAL? The National Association of REALTORS® reports that roughly one-quarter of all homes are purchased with cash. The remaining set of buyers use mortgage loans. For buyers using financing, getting a mortgage can be like everything else — in order to get the “best deal” possible, you have to get prepared. Getting prepared can start with answers to these important questions : “How much can I reasonably contribute toward a downpayment?” “How much am I comfortable spending on housing each month?” “How long do I plan on…
  • What Makes Your Credit Score Change Each Month?

    American Mortgage Corporation
    18 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    YOUR CREDIT SCORE CAN CHANGE EVERY DAY Did you know that your credit score is different day-by-day? Many U.S. consumers believe that credit scores are assigned and do not change. The reality is that FICO scores are fluid. FICO credit scores are a snapshot of your credit record at the exact moment your credit report is pulled. Your scores, therefore, fluctuate as the information within in your credit report changes. From day-to-day and week-to-week, there are a number of factors which affect your FICO score which, in turn, affects the mortgage rates you get from a bank. The largest influencers…
  • 8 Ways To Accidentially Unapprove Your Mortgage

    American Mortgage Corporation
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Current mortgage rates are down nearly 100 basis points (1.00%) since September 2013 and approaching their lowest point in more than two years. The drop in rates has contributed to a rise in U.S. home sales and has sparked a refinance boom, led by homeowners jumping on new, lower interest rates. Even better is that it’s getting easier to get approved for a mortgage. In December 2014, mortgage lenders approved 60% of all mortgage applications, which is six percentage points higher as compared to the year prior. Meanwhile, approval rates for purchase loans are even higher. According to…
  • VA Loans Allow For 100% Financing With No Mortgage Insurance

    American Mortgage Corporation
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Current VA mortgage rates continue to hit near historical lows. And, of all available mortgage rates, VA mortgage rates remain the lowest. According to the most recent Ellie Mae Origination Insight report, VA mortgage rates beat rates for FHA loans and conventional loans handily. The average interest rate on a closed VA loan is close to 37.5 basis points (0.375%) lower than rates for comparable conventional loans backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac; and 12.5 basis points (0.125%) lower than today’s FHA rates. Plus, because VA home loans never require mortgage insurance, they can be an…
  • American Mortgage Corporation Explains: Loan-To-Value (LTV)

    American Mortgage Corporation
    12 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    In the world of mortgages, Loan-to-Value (LTV) is the amount of money you’re borrowing as a percentage of your home’s value. American Mortgage Corporation use’s loan-to-value calculations on both purchase and refinance transactions. The math to determine your LTV may vary based on loan purpose, however. With a refinance, the LTV is equal to your loan size divided by your home’s appraised value. For a purchase, LTV is based on the sales price of the home, unless the home appraises for less than its purchase price. When this happens, your home’s LTV is based on the…
 
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    Austin Tenant Advisors » Office Space Lease Tips

  • How to Renew an Office Lease

    Nathan Smith
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:27 am
    The following post is copyrighted by Austin Tenant Advisors - . Statistics show that 70% of the time office tenants end up renewing their office lease.  In a lot of cases they are excited about renewing since they did not have to go through the cost and hassle of relocating, however landlords are just as excited.  Landlords expect renewals to happen and in most cases the transaction is imbalanced and in favor of the landlord.  If negotiated properly office lease renewals are more complicated than you think so it’s important that tenants create a strategy at least 6-12 months before…
  • Why Hire a Tenant Representative When Renting Commercial Space?

    Nathan Smith
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:55 pm
    The following post is copyrighted by Austin Tenant Advisors - . I get this question all the time and still some business decision makers choose to find and rent commercial space on their own.  That is fine as long as they have the TIME, and are equipped with the same tools, experience, and resources as building owners, landlords, and their listing agents.  However in most cases they are not and end up being in a huge disadvantage in lease negotiations. Buildings Owners, Landlords and their listing agents negotiate and manage many more leases than the average tenant. They have access to…
  • What Should Your Annual Rent to Annual Sales Ratio be When Leasing Commercial Real Estate?

    Nathan Smith
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:14 am
    The following post is copyrighted by Austin Tenant Advisors - . When comparing various commercial real estate (office, retail, or warehouse space) locations for lease or rent most business owners and companies typically compare locations based on 7 common measurements: Monthly Rent Yearly Rent Total Lease amount over the term Effective rental rate (in Sf) for the entire lease term Rental Cost per square foot Occupancy cost per person Square feet per person Ratio of Annual Sales (Revenue) to Annual Rent A benchmark that is increasingly being used by business decision makers is the…
  • Financial Analysis as a Negotiating Tool When Leasing Office Space

    Nathan Smith
    22 Apr 2015 | 2:55 pm
    The following post is copyrighted by Austin Tenant Advisors - . When negotiating & leasing office space you want to make sure you make the best financial decision possible.  To make informed, quality decisions you must evaluate the economics of each property using a process of financial analysis that organizes and interprets data using a variety of procedures, tools and principles.  This requires more than simply plugging numbers into a software program. Instead, it requires extensive experience in commercial real estate and formal financial training. Office Lease Evaluation The…
  • Top 11 Considerations When Leasing Medical Office Space

    Nathan Smith
    11 Apr 2015 | 4:23 pm
    The following post is copyrighted by Austin Tenant Advisors - . Health care practices have a variety of requirements regarding the medical office space in which they conduct their work. Whether the office space will provide clinical, diagnostic, laboratory, or other services, healthcare providers’ needs differ drastically from the needs of ordinary office tenants. Though finding an appropriate medical office space can be challenging, qualified medical office real-estate brokers can streamline the process and save you time and money! Here are 11 essential issues to consider when…
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    Experience Invest - UK Property Investment » News

  • Planning agreements for the £2bn New Covent Garden Market site is set

    Luke Fitzsimmons
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:27 am
    Nine Elms is situated between Lambeth and Chelsea Bridge, and is an up-and-coming development that is expected to take 10 years to complete. Starting in 2008 and expected to finish in 2017, the regeneration of southwest London has been attracting locals and foreigners alike. Battersea estate agents, Eden Harper mentioned; with its glossy new skyscrapers, green spaces and community areas; Nine Elms is expected to become one of the most popular places to live and work in London. At the heart of the project, lies the American Embassy, which is likely to be a pull for local business and…
  • Will the general election affect the UK’s property market?

    Gemma Stephenson
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:32 am
    With the general election just a few weeks away, there is an underlying uncertainty surrounding the UK’s political landscape. And with the most recent poll unable to distinguish a clear victor, the general public is unsure who will in fact be in power come May. This air of mystery has had a knock on effect on the UK’s property market, with many investors, first-time buyers and landlords are holding back from purchasing property until the outcome of the election is clear. Moving forward, we ask, ‘Will the general election affect the UK’s property market?’ According to industry…
  • UK buy-to-let outpaces all other asset classes

    Gemma Stephenson
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:43 am
    A new report from buy-to-let lender, Landbay has shown that over the past 18 years, homes purchased for the sole purpose of letting them out to a tenant have generated average returns that outpace all other asset classes. According to the report: “For every £1,000 invested in an average buy-to-let property purchased with a 75% loan-to-value (LTV) mortgage in the final quarter of 1996 would have been worth £14,897 by the final quarter of 2014, a compound annual return of 16.2%.” In 1996, a buy-to-let borrower who spent £1,000 in cash with no mortgage would have seen their investment…
  • Overseas interest in Liverpool investment opportunities boosts local market

    Gemma Stephenson
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:05 am
    According to Merseyside property expert, Alan Bevan, Liverpool’s property market has been boosted by overseas buyers and institutional investors looking for investment properties. Bevan expects that this influx of investment will send rents and property prices ‘soaring’ over the next 5 years. Bevan also believes that city centre properties are ‘seriously undervalued’ when compared to other prime UK cities. This may provide investors with the key to unlocking stronger capital growth in the mid-to long-term. “If you buy at this current capital value and you get this rental growth…
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  • HOME BUYER: Episode 00015 Home Inspections

    lfsanek
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:53 am
    To Give Us A Review Click Here – For “Home Seller Home Buyer” Click On “View in iTunes” under the Album Cover – then when launch applications comes up select iTunes then click OK – Then Click on Ratings and Reviews Tab – Give Us A Number of Stars – Then A Review – Thank You In Advance HOME INSPECTIONS   Do You Need A Home Inspection? Before you buy a home, one of the things you should do is to have the home checked out by a professional home inspector. Buying a home is expensive enough as it is – why would you choose to fork…
  • HOME SELLER: Episode 00015 Hall of Fame of Worst Home Showing Offenses

    lfsanek
    9 Apr 2015 | 5:59 pm
    To Give Us A Review Click Here – For “Home Seller Home Buyer” Click On “View in iTunes” under the Album Cover – then when launch applications comes up select iTunes then click OK – Then Click on Ratings and Reviews Tab – Give Us A Number of Stars – Then A Review – Thank You In Advance Sellers Do Not Do This: Hall of Fame of Worst Home Showing Offenses Putting kitty litter boxes and dirty dishes in the sink aside, some buyer agents say they’ve seen much worse when touring homes with their clients. Here are some of the “Hall of…
  • HOME BUYER: Episode 00014 Home Appraisals Why Get One

    lfsanek
    29 Mar 2015 | 12:13 pm
    To Give Us A Review Click Here – For “Home Seller Home Buyer” Click On “View in iTunes” under the Album Cover – then when launch applications comes up select iTunes then click OK – Then Click on Ratings and Reviews Tab – Give Us A Number of Stars – Then A Review – Thank You In Advance HOME APPRAISALS WHY GET ONE 1) Facts About Residential Real Estate Appraisals In Bankrate’s annual closing costs survey, the average appraisal costs around $400, depending on the size and complexity of the home this can go up. Buyers sometimes pay for…
  • HOME SELLER: Episode 00014 Top 10 Worst Home-Showing Offenses

    lfsanek
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:28 pm
    To Give Us A Review Click Here – For “Home Seller Home Buyer” Click On “View in iTunes” under the Album Cover – then when launch applications comes up select iTunes then click OK – Then Click on Ratings and Reviews Tab – Give Us A Number of Stars – Then A Review – Thank You In Advance Top 10 Worst Home-Showing Offenses When it comes to presenting a home to buyers, some sellers are clueless. Are sellers’ homes leaving buyers with a bad impression? REALTOR® Magazine received responses from buyer agents who revealed their pet peeves…
  • HOME BUYER: Episode 00013 Home Buyer and Lowball Offers

    lfsanek
    22 Mar 2015 | 6:04 pm
    To Give Us A Review Click Here – For “Home Seller Home Buyer” Click On “View in iTunes” under the Album Cover – then when launch applications comes up select iTunes then click OK – Then Click on Ratings and Reviews Tab – Give Us A Number of Stars – Then A Review – Thank You In Advance When the market begins an upturn, like it’s doing now in most places, it’s easy to think that the biggest challenges for buyers are soon to be a thing of the past. Loan guidelines are a bit looser, it’s less likely that a property will decline in…
 
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    APM Blog

  • Essential tips for moving house with Kids

    Abhishek
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Moving a house when kids are small can seem to be a daunting task; however with some good tips up your sleeve it can be easily achieved. A move can be unsettling to adults and kids alike, as moving involves a complete change of surroundings, neighbourhood and facilities that one may have gotten used to. Moving with toddler age kids or babies can be a lot easier than moving with school or college going kids, as the older kids are used to the surroundings and moving about nearby places for their needs and entertainment. Also, the most important factor is that they have their friend circle and…
  • Packing tips for moving to a new house

    Abhishek
    9 Apr 2015 | 9:18 am
    Are you moving to another place? If your answer is positive then you might be perplexed with thousands of questions. Moving takes a toll on you if you don’t do the sheer homework, i.e. preparing well enough, months before the move. If you know some effective packing tips for moving house, then you can save some extra money of hiring a professional team. Alongside, no one can take that much care and know about your goods better than you. Therefore, with some handy knowledge on packing, you can pack your possession and ensure safety home moving. Collect Packing Supplies Before packing your…
  • Smart Packing of Your Clothes: Key to Hassle free Home Moving

    Abhishek
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:10 am
    Though you feel illuminated with joy and suspense of experiencing a new city, once you have decided the move, yet a kind of utter worry starts disturbing you simultaneously. Moving or shifting to a new place for the sake of your job or business brings a kind of mixed feeling hence. However, while packing your goods, you might feel clueless how to pack clothes the best way for the moving. Packing your clothes properly is of utmost important. Imagine you are on a beach vacation or any relocation and you just pack your bags with those clothes sloppily. At the end of the move while unloading the…
  • Easy to Use Packing Recommendations for stress-free Office Moving

    Abhishek
    22 Mar 2015 | 11:52 am
    To keep pace with the competitive business scenario every office has to make a decision of moving to another place for varied business related reasons. That may be for a fresh start or for a better location, otherwise for the cost issue. However, whatever may be the reason, once you have decided your office moving, the very thought that starts disturbing you is how to manage the hefty packing? Office moving is not a walk in the park, as it demands meticulous planning and smart packing of your infrastructure. Preparing to shift your office or business is lot more arduous in comparison to your…
  • Importance of Terms and conditions in agreement with movers and packers

    Abhishek
    7 Mar 2015 | 1:01 pm
    Relocation is a time consuming and stressful task. The task of moving a house can be simplified with the help of Packers and movers company. They have the essential skills and experience to pack your belongings and move them to your new destination safely. But the selection of proper packers and movers is very important, as it helps you to carry out moving process without any problem. Most of the people do not have knowledge of the exact proces