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  • INFOGRAPHIC: CREB® Provides 10 Social Media Tips for Real Estate

    Ubertor Real Estate Blog
    Danica Lopez De Leon
    25 May 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Our friends at CREB® have created an infographic focused on 10 social media tips for Real Estate professionals. They believe in having harmony between your website and social media accounts to really maximize the full potential. Use the 10 tips below to get started on becoming a social media expert! If you have any questions at all about social media and how you can make it work for your Real Estate business, please contact us, or Mark Hobbs and his team over at CREB®.
  • Square Feet: Rejecting the Cubicle for an Expanse of Space

    NYT > Commercial Real Estate
    C. J. HUGHES
    20 May 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Some companies are turning to “superwide” offices, the horizontal equivalent of a Manhattan high rise, to make employees more productive
  • Cindy Crawford's Malibu Home Makeover Now on the Market

    Zillow Blog
    Melissa Allison
    28 May 2015 | 1:23 pm
    The Malibu home that supermodel Cindy Crawford and her restaurateur husband, Rande Gerber, bought last summer is back on the market — and looking great. The couple, who paid $6 million for the 1958 home last June, changed the whole look of the place and is now asking $15.45 million, as first reported by Variety. The makeover of the 1.4-acre estate, which boasts a private path to a beach for nearby residents, includes new wide-plank, French oak floors and exposed-beam ceilings. There are ocean views from the great room, the gourmet kitchen and breakfast nook, and the wraparound…
  • Pinterest science: when to post, how often, and more

    AGBeat
    Dawn Brotherton
    26 May 2015 | 9:16 pm
    Pinterest can be an impactful tool for any social media marketing plan, so get the science behind the most successful users' strategies. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • Real Estate – Truth In Advertising! ;)

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    Admin
    28 May 2015 | 9:15 am
    If you enjoyed this post you’ll certainly enjoy these other ‘Just For Fun’ posts!
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    WSJ.com: Real Estate

  • Design's Best-Kept Secret: Eames Radios

    28 May 2015 | 11:09 am
    Collectors are tuning into radios designed by Charles and Ray Eames—a more accessible way to own an original by the midcentury masters.
  • California Ruling Could Dent Building

    27 May 2015 | 5:16 am
    California, a state notorious for strict environmental reviews and aggressive community activist groups, may have just gotten even tougher for developers.
  • Brookfield Moves Ahead With $2 Billion Tower

    27 May 2015 | 4:01 am
    Brookfield Property Partners is plowing ahead with a giant $2 billion glass tower on New York City’s West Side.
  • Calgary's Office Boom Skids on Oil Slump

    26 May 2015 | 8:50 pm
    When crude prices were high, the commercial real-estate market in Canada’s oil capital rivaled that of Houston. Now energy companies are cutting back, vacating a record amount of space even as construction of nine major buildings is under way.
  • Below the Surface Lies Retail

    25 May 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Construction should start in about a month on a $14.5 million retail concourse named Turnstyle, two underground blocks on the corridor leading to the 59th Street-Columbus Circle subway station.
 
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  • Nokomis Lanes sold to become bilingual day care and offices

    Clare Kennedy
    28 May 2015 | 8:40 pm
    A vacant bowling alley in South Minneapolis has been sold. The Nokomis Lanes building at 4040 Bloomington Ave. S. will be taken over by Jardín Mágico, a company that runs a Spanish immersion day care and preschool program, according to a statement from Minneapolis City Council Member Elizabeth Glidden. The property will be turned into a day care location and an administrative office for the company. Once complete, Jardín Mágico will have six locations in the Twin Cities. The property was purchased…
  • Canfield: How Alabama steel could make a comeback

    Ryan Phillips
    28 May 2015 | 8:15 pm
    Steel imports for the U.S. have decreased in major areas, which could signal a market in resurgence for Alabama firms. Alabama steel producers have felt the pinch from a market flooded with cheap foreign-manufactured steel, but the most recent import numbers from the American Iron and Steel Institute showed that the two largest finished steel U.S. import markets, South Korea and Turkey, fell off substantially from March to April. Related: Alabama steel and coal firms hit with layoffs, cuts in production South…
  • Hawaii agency board to make final decision on Howard Hughes residential project in June

    Duane Shimogawa
    28 May 2015 | 4:23 pm
    The Howard Hughes Corp. is not quite sure what its next step would be after a Hawaii agency unanimously struck down its request to move ahead with its previously approved Kakaako residential project at 988 Halekauwila as a rental project, the Texas-based developer told PBN. However, a spokeswoman for the Hawaii Community Development Authority told PBN Thursday that the developer’s lawyers indicated that they will file exceptions to their application, so the board will take final action on June…
  • Austin, San Antonio engage in heated hotel battle as Texas capital ups its game

    W. Scott Bailey
    28 May 2015 | 4:02 pm
    San Antonio was the 10th most popular domestic destination for U.S. travelers in 2014 — several spots ahead of Austin, which ranked 16th, according to a Hotels.com report. Yet, the Texas capital is giving the Alamo City a run for its money in the hotel revenue race. New data from Source Strategies Inc., an Alamo City-based hospitality industry consulting firm, shows that San Antonio’s hotel sector generated $296.6 million in revenue during the first quarter of 2015. Hotels in the Austin-Round…
  • 3 investment lessons from Invest: Miami 2015

    Nina Lincoff
    28 May 2015 | 3:49 pm
    There's no shortage of investment opportunities in industries like real estate, education, banking, arts and culture, and more, in Greater Miami, as highlighted Thursday with the release of Invest: Miami 2015, an economic review from Miami-based research firm Capital Analytics Associates. Local leaders from the public and private sectors gathered at an invite-only event to discuss investment opportunities held at the Sonesta Coconut Grove hotel. To compile the report, Capital Analytics interviewed…
 
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    Paper Economy

  • New Home Sales: April 2015

    SoldAtTheTop
    26 May 2015 | 10:42 am
    Today, the U.S. Census Department released its monthly New Residential Home Sales Report for April showing sales jumped a notable 6.8% from March rising 26.1% above the level seen in April 2014 but still remaining near an historically low level with 517K SAAR units. The monthly supply declined to 4.8 months while the median selling price increased 8.31% and the average selling price increased 5.04% from the year ago level. The following chart show the extent of sales decline to date (click for full-larger version).
  • FHFA Monthly Home Prices: March 2015

    SoldAtTheTop
    26 May 2015 | 10:25 am
    Today, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released the latest results of their monthly house price index (HPI) showing that in March, nationally, home prices increased 0.34% from February rising 5.16% above the level seen in March 2014.The FHFA monthly HPI are formulated from home purchase information collected from mortgages that have been sold to or guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
  • S&P/Case-Shiller: March 2015

    SoldAtTheTop
    26 May 2015 | 10:11 am
    Today's release of the S&P/Case-Shiller (CSI) home price indices for March reported that the non-seasonally adjusted National index increased from February with prices rising 0.80% while the non-seasonally adjusted Composite-10 city index increased 0.80% and the Composite-20 city index increased 0.92% over the same period.On an annual basis, the National index increased 4.14% above the level seen in March 2014 while the Composite-10 city index increased 4.75% and the Composite-20 city index increased 5.04% over the same period.On a peak basis, all three indices still show significant peak…
  • Reading Rates: MBA Application Survey – May 20 2015

    SoldAtTheTop
    20 May 2015 | 8:29 am
    The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) publishes the results of a weekly applications survey that covers roughly 50 percent of all residential mortgage originations and tracks the average interest rate for 30 year and 15 year fixed rate mortgages as well as the volume of both purchase and refinance applications. The purchase application index has been highlighted as a particularly important data series as it very broadly captures the demand side of residential real estate for both new and existing home purchases. The latest data is showing that the average rate for a 30 year fixed rate…
  • New Residential Construction Report: April 2015

    SoldAtTheTop
    20 May 2015 | 3:58 am
    Yesterday’s New Residential Construction Report showed notably improving results with total permit activity increasing 10.1% since March while total starts increased a whopping 20.2% over the same period.Single family housing permits, the most leading of indicators, increased 3.7% from March to 666K single family units (SAAR), and rose 7.1% above the level seen a year earlier but still remained well below levels seen at the peak in September 2005.
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    Residential Real Estate News

  • Hawaii agency board to make final decision on Howard Hughes residential project in June

    Duane Shimogawa
    28 May 2015 | 4:23 pm
    The Howard Hughes Corp. is not quite sure what its next step would be after a Hawaii agency unanimously struck down its request to move ahead with its previously approved Kakaako residential project at 988 Halekauwila as a rental project, the Texas-based developer told PBN. However, a spokeswoman for the Hawaii Community Development Authority told PBN Thursday that the developer’s lawyers indicated that they will file exceptions to their application, so the board will take final action on June…
  • 3 investment lessons from Invest: Miami 2015

    Nina Lincoff
    28 May 2015 | 3:49 pm
    There's no shortage of investment opportunities in industries like real estate, education, banking, arts and culture, and more, in Greater Miami, as highlighted Thursday with the release of Invest: Miami 2015, an economic review from Miami-based research firm Capital Analytics Associates. Local leaders from the public and private sectors gathered at an invite-only event to discuss investment opportunities held at the Sonesta Coconut Grove hotel. To compile the report, Capital Analytics interviewed…
  • Fluor lands $581 million contract for Austin expressway project

    Bill Hethcock
    28 May 2015 | 3:25 pm
    A joint venture led by Irving-based Fluor Corp. (NYSE: FLR) has been awarded a four-year contract by the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority to provide design and construction services valued at $581 million for a major Austin project. The joint venture, Colorado River Constructors, is a partnership between Fluor, Balfour Beatty Infrastructure and other design and engineering consultants. It will design and reconstruct about eight miles of U.S. Highway 183 from U.S. Highway 290 in Austin to…
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation staying out of fight over Phoenix’s David Wright House

    Mike Sunnucks
    28 May 2015 | 2:33 pm
    The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is officially staying out of the controversy surrounding the David Wright House in Phoenix. The Arizona-based group operates Taliesin West and the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture and Taliesin in Wisconsin. Foundation executives declined to comment on the controversy over the David Wright House in Phoenix’s Arcadia neighborhood. Privately, they support preserving the mid-century home. It’s just the controversial aspects revolving around Phoenix home…
  • Childress Klein starts work on apartment tower after $18.1 million purchase

    Will Boye
    28 May 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Childress Klein started work this month on a new 42-story apartment tower over the Mint Museum, after purchasing the air rights for the project for $18.1 million from Wells Fargo & Co. As we first told you last year, the 393-unit tower will rise 31 stories above the museum, adding a long-planned residential component to the Levine Center for the Arts cultural campus. Wachovia originally planned to build a condo tower above the Mint, and in addition to the air rights, Childress Klein’s purchase…
 
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  • Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert indicted on federal charges

    28 May 2015 | 3:49 pm
    Hastert, 73, is accused of illegally transferring funds to avoid detection by the IRS.
  • Blatter seeks re-election as scandal engulfs FIFA

    28 May 2015 | 11:59 pm
    By Mike Collett and Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - The embattled head of world soccer, FIFA President Sepp Blatter, is expected to be re-elected on Friday despite growing calls for his resignation amid a corruption scandal that has engulfed the sport's governing body. At a meeting in Zurich starting at 0730 GMT, up to 209 FIFA members will choose between Blatter, who is seeking his fifth term as president, and his sole challenger Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan. Anger within Europe's powerful regional soccer body UEFA and other members over the damage allegations of graft are…
  • National Spelling Bee ends in tie for 2nd year in a row

    28 May 2015 | 8:51 pm
    OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — They couldn't be rattled. They couldn't be denied. Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar had worked too hard and come close too many times not to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
  • FBI launches probe into theft of U.S. taxpayer information

    28 May 2015 | 10:44 am
    The FBI said on Thursday it had begun looking into the illegal access of the tax-return information of about 100,000 people disclosed by the Internal Revenue Service earlier this week. "The FBI has opened an investigation into the recently reported incident at the Internal Revenue Service and is working with our interagency partners to determine the nature and scope of this matter," a spokesman said. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Tuesday cyber criminals had sought to gain access to personal tax information 200,000 times from February to May, and were successful in about half…
  • 7.0 magnitude quake strikes offshore Alaska: USGS

    29 May 2015 | 1:11 am
    (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 struck off the southwest coast of Alaska late on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The USGS said the quake's epicenter was 104 km (64 miles) south-southeast of Ugashik and 61.7 km deep. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that based on its available data, no tsunami was expected.
 
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    Commercial Property Executive

  • Gilbert Snags Two New Center Parking Decks—Albert Kahn/Fisher Duo to Follow?

    Veronica
    28 May 2015 | 10:51 am
    By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor In a move that simply doesn’t surprise anyone anymore, Detroit real estate mogul Dan Gilbert snagged two more properties in the city. View of Lothrop Parking Garage and adjacent Albert Kahn Building – Detroit A pair of surface parking decks situated in the New Center recently joined Gilbert’s real estate portfolio in Motor City. Financial terms remained undisclosed, according to Crain’s Detroit Business who first reported the deals. Totaling 1,800 parking spaces, the acquisition consists of the 1,300-space Lothrop Parking Garage located at 116…
  • New York Investor Sells Massive Industrial Asset in Pittsburgh

    Adriana
    28 May 2015 | 10:36 am
    By Adriana Pop, Associate Editor Rugby Realty Co. Inc. recently closed on a major cash-out deal with the selling of the Amazon and ModCloth distribution center in Pittsburgh’s West End. According to the Pittsburgh Business Times, an entity owned by suburban Philadelphia-based HaydenMaguire Real Estate Funds bought the property, which offers a total of 540,000 square feet, including 30,000 square feet of mezzanine office space, for $29 million, or $53 per square foot. This amount is nearly four times more than the $7.375 million, or approximately $14 per square foot, that Rugby paid to buy…
  • Gemstone Splashes into South Florida

    annas
    28 May 2015 | 9:47 am
    The $150 million, 33-story Beachwalk Resort has opened, on the intercoastal waterway in Hallandale Beach, Fla., between Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. Gemstone Hotels & Resorts will manage the property for the Related Group, its developer.
  • May Issue: E Pluribus Retail

    annas
    28 May 2015 | 9:39 am
    By Paul Rosta, Senior Editor At the corner of 51st Street and Lake Park Avenue in Chicago, a pioneering project is taking shape. When it opens next year, City Hyde Park will offer 144 market-rate apartments and another 36 affordable units in a 15-story tower marked by stacked concrete panels and cantilevered balconies designed by the Studio Gang, a Chicago-based design firm. But the real milestone of the Silliman Group’s $115 million project is embodied on the ground floor: Hyde Park’s first Whole Foods. The upscale grocery chain’s debut represents a rare, if not unprecedented, embrace…
  • Nova Corp. to Open State’s Newest Data Center in Albuquerque

    Anca
    28 May 2015 | 8:37 am
    By Anca Gagiuc, Associate Editor Nova Corp. is ready to open the first phase of its Innava Data Center–the state’s newest and largest data center. The launch comes after more than six years of planning and development. The official opening date is scheduled for June 3. The 133,000-square-foot facility is owned by the Navajo Nation that specializes in working on federal contracts. The data center is developed in the old Schott facility at the Mesa del Sol master-planned community. Designed as a manufacturing site, the existing Schott facility already boasted features ideal for a data…
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    Inman

  • Chris Leavitt: ‘I wish I could replicate myself so I could do even more’

    Inman
    29 May 2015 | 1:30 am
    Chris Leavitt says the biggest barrier to success in the real estate industry is, "incompetent people who don’t understand the ins and outs of the industry. I work with what I’m given and try to make the best outcome out of every situation." ...
  • Helpful hints for getting over rejection in real estate

    Tim Harris
    29 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    Now let's qualify rejection. In real estate, it's not doors being slammed shut in agents' faces or screaming prospects on the phone -- but even something as simple as the word "no" can put a dark cloud on the rest of the day. ...
  • Homebuying not the primary driver of tenant moves

    Erik Pisor
    28 May 2015 | 2:57 pm
    A 5 percent increase in home values coupled with cyclically low homeownership rates -- 63.7 percent as of the first quarter -- equate to a multifamily sector where only 1 in 10 renters vacate a unit because of a home purchase ...
  • Vacation rental apps battle for supremacy with city guides, property management enhancements

    Kimberly Manning
    28 May 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Airbnb and HomeAway are in a tight race to the top of the vacation rental industry, and they seem to be neck and neck. Both rental sites made recent announcements of shifts in their offerings, cutting slightly into the others' territory and showing that tense competition in home sharing is as evident as ever ...
  • Bowing to real estate agents, Zillow pauses new advertising strategy

    Teke Wiggin
    28 May 2015 | 1:06 pm
    A search engine advertising strategy newly tested by Zillow has raised the hackles of some real estate agents, spurring the listing portal to promptly suspend the experiment. The advertising technique involves placing Zillow ads in front of Google users who search the names of brokerages ...
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    Information CentralInformation Central

  • What We’re Reading: May 18-22

    Donna McCormick
    22 May 2015 | 6:50 am
    May is National Home Remodeling Month, High School for Sale, House of 200 Million Clicks May is National Home Remodeling Month, but too often, home owners equate a kitchen renovation—still among the most popular projects—with a big expense, lengthy timetable, and lots of messiness. It’s a great property, with a fully-stocked library, luxury kitchens and 10 bathrooms.  No bedrooms though.  It is actually senior prank, putting the Taylor High School up for sale on Craigslist.  Maybe they should have used www.commercialsearch.com instead. Child care facilities, on-site dry cleaning, nap…
  • New and Updated in the Library – May

    Donna McCormick
    21 May 2015 | 1:37 pm
    The following Field Guides have recently been updated in the Library: Franchises vs. Independent Firms According to the 2014 National Association of REALTORS® Member Profile 57% of all REALTORS® are affiliated with an independent, non-franchised company. In fact most Realtors are likely to be affiliated with an independent, non-franchised company. The decision to join a franchise or an independent firm can be confusing. The pros and cons of each option are examined in this Updated Field Guide. Wind Farms & Their Effect on Property Values Wind power is one of the fastest growing sources…
  • What We’re Reading: May 11-15

    Donna McCormick
    15 May 2015 | 7:58 am
    Real estate is finally using Big Data, How long is your attention span?, Is something holding you back from success? Real estate is finally using Big Data, according to the Wall Street Journal.  Targeting empty-nesters, locating possible home sellers and tracking the ultrawealthy are a few innovative uses of Big Data in real estate.  Is it Big Data or Big Brother? Does a goldfish have a longer attention span than you?  Probably, says Microsoft research.  Human attention spans last for 8 seconds and goldfish beat us at 9 seconds.  I’m sure my attention span is at least 60 seconds.
  • What We’re Reading: May 4-8

    Donna McCormick
    8 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    How to be happy, Housing trends around the world, Can junk mail earn you some money? We’re usually wrong about what will make us happy—or unhappy, for that matter. Thirteen happiness experts, including psychologists, researchers, monks, and the inimitable Malcolm Gladwell, try to shed light on this surprisingly difficult question. I’ve heard of shipping container homes and tiny homes, but I have never heard of cohouses or adaptive reuse housing.  Fascinating ideas from the rest of the world! Things aren’t always what they seem at first glance, and these logos prove it. We all…
  • Top Field Guides for April 2015

    Donna McCormick
    1 May 2015 | 8:05 am
    Field Guides are one-stop resource packages on dozens of subjects of interest to REALTORS®. On each page you’ll find links to articles, books, web sites, statistics, and other material on each subject. The list of the most-used field guides from Information Central for the month of April 2015 was released today: Field Guide to Quick Real Estate Statistics Field Guide to Opening a Real Estate Brokerage Field Guide to Preparing & Staging a House for Sale Field Guide to Being a New REALTOR® Field Guide to 1031 Exchanges Field Guide to Writing a Business Plan Field Guide to Compensation…
 
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    GeekEstate Blog

  • Visiting a Childhood Home, and the Opportunity for Heatmaps of Neighborhood Renovations

    Drew Meyers
    26 May 2015 | 11:15 pm
    I had a meeting in Crossroads today (a neighborhood of Bellevue, WA) that brought back all sorts of memories because it had been so long since I had set foot in the Crossroads Mall where I spent so much time as a kid. In 2nd and 3rd grade, I lived nearby in Lake Hills and biked to the mall to visit Norm Johnson’s Sportscards virtually every week. I lived off 159th Street right near Phantom Lake Pool, in this exact house. I drove by the house today on my way home, to see what had changed. What I was really wondering was whether many homes in the neighborhood had been…
  • The Questions that Matter when Building a Marketplace

    Drew Meyers
    23 May 2015 | 1:01 pm
    We’re (Horizon) building a marketplace for people looking for places to stay, and those willing to provide it. Every startup, in any industry, matching needs and haves – aka building a marketplace – will have to address a number of challenges along the way. It’s far from easy. There are only a few questions that really matter when building a marketplace: What’s the pain point you’re addressing? How many people have that problem? Who has a massive incentive to solve that problem, and what is it? How do you get distribution? Number 2 is the one not…
  • Realtors See Their Donated Dollars in Brick & Mortar

    Caroline Pinal
    22 May 2015 | 12:56 am
    Giveback Homes Members from all over the U.S. traveled to Nicaragua for one shared goal: To build a home for Josefa and her family. I was joined by Matt Curtis, Rebecca Brooks, Carrie Hill, Madison Hildebrand, Audie Chamberlain, Jeri Moran, Shaun Rawls, and Giveback Homes Founder, Blake Andrews. Everyone made a donation towards Josefa’s home, and then got to see their dollars translated into bags of cement and piles of cinder block. As a Member, 100% of all donations go directly to our building projects; none is kept for operating or administrative fees.  (Check out this…
  • Blogging…Local Market Analysis

    Drew Meyers
    19 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Do you write weekly or monthly market analysis pieces on your own blog or website? If so, would you publish them elsewhere for added exposure? If not, would a place to publish with more eyeballs be enticing enough to get you to write them regularly? From Suzanne Roy: Hey! Realtor.com® is looking for great REALTOR® bloggers!! Realtor.com® and one of our News Corp sister companies is looking for a number of REALTORS® across the country who can contribute to a national feature we are developing jointly that will provide updates on housing conditions in 21 of the top U.S. markets. These…
  • Redfin: A Discount Brokerage 10 Years Later

    Drew Meyers
    18 May 2015 | 3:32 pm
    Any entrepreneur interested in trying to reduce or cut out agent commissions should read this article about Redfin on the SeattleTimes. Redfin has had eight rounds of venture funding since 2005 totaling $167.8 million, according to Crunchbase. Redfin after 10 years still has less than a 3 percent market share on its home turf. To say it’s been a marathon for Redfin, is an understatement. Entrepreneurs: you should also read this post, and every one of the comments. The post Redfin: A Discount Brokerage 10 Years Later appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.
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    Mortgage News Daily

  • Mortgage Rates Microscopically Lower

    Matthew Graham
    28 May 2015 | 2:44 pm
    Posted To: Mortgage Rate WatchMortgage rates barely budged today. Those that budged moved almost imperceptibly lower from yesterday's latest rate sheets. In general, there was simply very little movement in underlying markets and lenders' rate sheets matched the tone. Ironically, Freddie Mac's weekly rate survey results came out this morning indicating higher rates. Keep in mind that the Freddie survey receives most of it's responses early in the week and then reports on Thursday mornings. That means that any changes in rates over the intervening days are not captured in the data. In the…
  • MBS RECAP: Increasingly Calm Trading Heading into Month-End

    Matthew Graham
    28 May 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Posted To: MBS CommentaryThere's 'month-end' and then there's 'month-end.' In a general sense, this entire week can be referred to as month-end as far as bond markets are concerned. It's a time where money managers are adjusting portfolios to match adjustments made in the indices they're forced to follow. On a related note, other traders are also making compulsory trades. These trades must be made some time before the official 'month-end' which is closing time tomorrow. Compulsory trading activity like this is helping bond markets keep a more even keel…
  • MBS MID-DAY: Week-Long Positive Trend Running Out of Steam

    Matthew Graham
    28 May 2015 | 9:12 am
    Posted To: MBS CommentaryAfter the last visit to May's weakest levels (last Wednesday morning), MBS and Treasuries have been in a fairly linear trend back toward stronger levels . But as we approach those levels, bond markets are visibly having second thoughts . It's all right here in this easy-to-read chart: I would hesitate to read too much more into the current state of affairs. There are logical reasons for a positive correction within the range. Those reasons have existed for a few weeks now and the light at the end of the tunnel in terms of May's debt supply (Treasuries and…
  • Sellers' Market Drives Pending Sales to 2006 Levels

    Jann Swanson
    28 May 2015 | 7:45 am
    Posted To: MND NewsWireApril saw the highest number for pending sales in nearly nine years the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) said today. The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI) increased 3.4 percent compared to a slightly upwardly revised March number, 108.7. The Index was 14.0 percent above its level in the previous April representing the largest annual increase since it rose 15.1 percent year-over-year in September 2012. NAR notes that it was the fourth straight month the PHSI, which is based on contracts signed for home purchases, had increased compared to the previous month and…
  • Ocwen's Houston Closure; Risks Facing Banks; Cost of Compliance; State Level Lending News

    Rob Chrisman
    28 May 2015 | 7:32 am
    Posted To: Pipeline PressThe Census Bureau tell us that there were 23 million businesses without paid employees, or non-employer businesses, in the United States in 2013, up 4.4 million from 2003 and 269,705, or 1.2 percent, from 2012. Don't ask me, in this age of computers, why it took them two years to count them. Many lenders are small businesses. "Small employers that have reimbursed or directly paid employee individual health insurance policy premiums may benefit from retroactive IRS relief that is now available. But this temporary relief from the market reform penalty only applies to…
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  • Just listed! 890 Opal Drive, San Jose

    CJ
    26 May 2015 | 9:24 am
     Offered at $1,098,000, this is the home you’ve been searching for! Lots of space inside and out. This is a great home for entertaining with your friends or family. Private back yard Wonderful patio Extra Large Lot Size – 10,142Square Feet* Formal Living Room & Dining Room Large Updated Kitchen with Island Breakfast Nook Great Room […]
  • Silicon Valley’s Latest Real Estate Trend: Begging Buyers

    CJ Brasiel
    7 May 2015 | 10:56 am
    The media is telling you all about the hot housing market in the San Francisco Bay Area.  It was predictable.  You do not build 1/10th of the housing needed over the last 5 years and expect not to enter a low inventory market once the economy began to recover.  As real estate professionals, our jaws […]
  • Silicon Valley Home Price Comparison 2005 – 2014

    CJ Brasiel
    22 Mar 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Booms and busts.  Booms are many times caused by rapid growth.  Some booms are completely generated by speculation.  All are bets.  None are guaranteed.  The difference in the housing market for Silicon Valley now, compared to 2005, is the foundation upon which it was built.  Prior to the 2007 bust, exotic loan products were trying […]
  • Homes for sale in San Jose begin to increase

    CJ Brasiel
    10 Mar 2015 | 8:37 am
    February’s inventory numbers showed gains in all reported counties when compared both month-over-month and year-over-year. Santa Clara County leads the way in year-over-year gains with a staggering 49% jump, while San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties saw a 23% and 22% jump when compared month-over-month.  More homes are coming to market and this trend will […]
  • SOLD! Olive Hill Drive

    CJ Brasiel
    8 Mar 2015 | 10:12 am
    A lovely two story duette home with attached garage, AC, wood flooring, large open kitchen and family room. Close to The Plant shopping and dining, Willow Glen, and CalTrain. Shown by appointment only. Call CJ to schedule at 408.406.6035 Bedrooms:3 beds Bathrooms:2.5 baths Townhouse:2,250 sq ft Lot:2,193 sq. ft. Year Built: 2004 Contact CJ now […]
 
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    National Commercial Real Estate News From CoStar Group

  • Retailers Struggle To Find Balance Between Expanding Online or Opening More Stores

    27 May 2015 | 3:19 am
    Despite upbeat sales projections from retailers, strong consumer-confidence levels and a host of other positive-trending economic indicators, retailers are still struggling to find the best approach to funding growth in the new U.S. retail marketplace. According to BDO USA’s ninth annual analysis of risk factors cited by the 100 largest U.S. retailers in their most recent annual report filings, concerns over how best to spend on growth initiatives...
  • Property Owners Reporting Strong 2014 NOI Gains

    27 May 2015 | 3:17 am
    Commercial real estate owners posted strong net operating income (NOI) growth last year. For the properties reporting year-end 2014 financials, NOI grew by 2.8% on average, compared to growth of 2.64% in 2013, according to Wells Fargo Securities. Wells Fargo based its analysis on NOIs reported by properties collateralizing loans in conduit CMBS transactions. More than half of those properties have now reported full-year 2014 financials. If the...
  • Q&A: California’s Dire Need for Water, Playing into Burl East’s CRE Investment Strategy

    27 May 2015 | 3:15 am
    Earlier this month, California regulators approved unprecedented water cutbacks for the state’s residents and imposed water restrictions on farmland as it tries to deal with the state’s worst drought in more than a century. San Diego-based Burl East, CEO of American Assets Capital Advisers (AACA), is directly impacted by the drought and the cutbacks as a resident, business owner and as a major investor in one of the state’s largest landowners (Cadiz...
  • Top Apartment Developer Wood Partners On the Market?

    26 May 2015 | 10:15 pm
    Seeking to capitalize on the continued strong apartment expansion, the controlling investor in Wood Partners LLC, one of the nation's largest and most active apartment developers, has reportedly hired a broker to shop the firm to potential buyers. The Atlanta-based private company controlled since 2008 by CBRE Global Investors has hired Eastdil Secured to find a buyer. A Wood Partners spokesperson declined to comment on the news, which was first...
  • Large Portfolio Deals Underscore Investor Appetite for Hotels

    26 May 2015 | 10:07 pm
    With hotel occupancies and sales prices continuing to increase, investors of all stripes continue to buy-up properties. Just last week, a non-traded REIT announced a $1.7 billion purchase of a 149-property selected service portfolio, and Starwood Capital Group said it agreed to acquire a 189-hotel extended-stay portfolio. Moody National REIT I, Inc., announced May 20 that it is under contract to acquire a 149-hotel portfolio for $1.73 billion,...
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  • Michael Jackson's Neverland on the Market for $100M

    Melissa Allison
    28 May 2015 | 5:10 pm
    The acreage that was once a fantastical amusement park for the King of Pop is on the market — but without the carnival rides, orangutans and elephant, The Wall Street Journal reports. The 2,700-acre estate north of Santa Barbara is listed for $100 million. Gone are the railways and grand train station Jackson built, the Journal reports. Still standing are a floral clock that spells out “Neverland,” and a fire department, minus the firefighters. The property features some 22 structures, including a 12,000-square-foot main house with six bedrooms and attached staff quarters.
  • 3 Steps to Styling a Nursery That Grows With Your Child

    Lindsay Jackman
    28 May 2015 | 4:31 pm
    Preparing for your child’s arrival is one of the joys of pregnancy, and a large part of the process is putting together a nursery. A common problem among nursery designs is they focus solely on the baby years, which means your child will likely outgrow it — and during a time when you’re too busy to even think about redecorating. Here are three simple steps for designing a room your little one will not only love, but also enjoy for years to come. 1. Pick an inspiration piece Give your nursery planning some direction by choosing one main item that will influence the rest of…
  • Choosing the Best Annuals for Your Garden

    Steve Asbell
    28 May 2015 | 2:24 pm
    You can always count on annuals to bring a seasonal pop of color to your flowerbeds and containers. But with all the annuals on the seed racks and in the garden center, which ones should you choose? The options are seemingly endless. Some grow tall, while others spread out in a mat. Some wilt in the sun, and some drop dead at first frost. There are annuals that reseed to the point of becoming weedy, and others are so vigorous that they seem to crowd out everything else. Then you have to choose from a rainbow of colors, and decide whether you’ll grow flowers from seed or buy them as…
  • Cindy Crawford's Malibu Home Makeover Now on the Market

    Melissa Allison
    28 May 2015 | 1:23 pm
    The Malibu home that supermodel Cindy Crawford and her restaurateur husband, Rande Gerber, bought last summer is back on the market — and looking great. The couple, who paid $6 million for the 1958 home last June, changed the whole look of the place and is now asking $15.45 million, as first reported by Variety. The makeover of the 1.4-acre estate, which boasts a private path to a beach for nearby residents, includes new wide-plank, French oak floors and exposed-beam ceilings. There are ocean views from the great room, the gourmet kitchen and breakfast nook, and the wraparound…
  • Don’t Like Jason Biggs’ First LA Listing? Check Out What He’s Selling Now

    Melissa Allison
    28 May 2015 | 10:07 am
    Jason Biggs clearly wants to bake his American pies in a new home. A couple weeks after listing his home above the Sunset Strip, Jason Biggs has put his Beverly Hills mansion on the market. The actor has listed them both before. Biggs is asking $4.795 million for his 2.5-acre estate in the 90210 ZIP. Built in 1954, it has that California-meets-Europe vibe with a Spanish tile roof, cobbled patios and paths, and a pool surrounded by lush tropical foliage. There’s also a tennis court and a guesthouse. The 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath property features soaring exposed-wood ceilings, walk-in…
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  • An Investigation Into the Age-Old Query: Should Investors Get Real Estate Licensed?

    Ben Leybovich
    28 May 2015 | 2:15 pm
    This subject has been discussed to death on the BP Forums and the Blog. We disagree – while some of us are diehard proponents of a real estate license, others don’t need or want it. My good friend Serge S., for instance, who definitely belongs to the group who lives and dies by the real [...] View the full article: An Investigation Into the Age-Old Query: Should Investors Get Real Estate Licensed? on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2014 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • Wealth Building: Lessons Learned From Investing in Notes & Commercial Real Estate

    Dave Van Horn
    28 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Recently, I had the great privilege to visit with Brian Adams — a CPA who previously worked for a major law firm, until one day he discovered his true calling, investing in large apartment complexes. I was following Brian on BiggerPockets, and he probably had one of the longest threads I’d ever seen (“I quit [...] View the full article: Wealth Building: Lessons Learned From Investing in Notes & Commercial Real Estate on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2014 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • BP Podcast 124: Building a Real Estate Empire At a Young Age with Jered Sturm

    The BiggerPockets Podcast
    27 May 2015 | 11:01 pm
    Is it possible to invest in real estate when you don’t have decades of life-experiences? That’s the topic we dive into today on the BiggerPockets Podcast with special guest Jered Sturm. Jered, who is in his mid-twenties, is an incredibly successful buy-and-hold investor as well as a house flipper and contractor. Jared’s unique strategy appeals [...] View the full article: BP Podcast 124: Building a Real Estate Empire At a Young Age with Jered Sturm on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2014 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • How to Become a Better Landlord By Honing Your Influence & Persuasion Powers

    Brett Lee
    27 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Robert Cialdini is one of the leading experts on influence and persuasion. Below are 5 principles from his book The Psychology of Persuasion and how you can use them to be a more effective landlord. Reciprocity Have you ever had someone you just met do something nice for you for no reason at all? What [...] View the full article: How to Become a Better Landlord By Honing Your Influence & Persuasion Powers on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2014 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • How to Evict a Tenant: The Definitive Step by Step Guide

    Brandon Turner
    26 May 2015 | 1:30 pm
    All of my hopes and dreams began to crash down around me with one simple question from my parents: “Well, Brandon, what are you going to do if your tenants don’t pay rent?” I had no idea. “Make them?” I thought, naively. “Go bankrupt?” I feared, unnecessarily. “Kick them out?” I hoped. You see, nearly ten [...] View the full article: How to Evict a Tenant: The Definitive Step by Step Guide on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2014 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
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  • Why I am Withdrawing from the Multiple Listing Service to Offer Single Broker Listings

    Craig Blackmon
    19 May 2015 | 8:41 am
    Today, my real estate firm Quill Realty is announcing its imminent withdrawal from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service [Quill Press Release 5/19/15]. We have some current inventory we need to clear. But by July 1, and likely sooner, Quill will withdraw from the NWMLS. Why? Because that is where the future of real estate lies. For a long time – 10 years – I have been working on developing a better business model in real estate. It’s been apparent that real estate simply would have to change given the ongoing information and technological revolutions that have changed…
  • “Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate”: Zillow Tries Too Hard, Tips Its Hand; the Future of Real Estate Isn’t Here Yet (But It’s Close)

    Craig Blackmon
    10 May 2015 | 9:27 am
    Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate, by Spencer Rascoff and Stan Humphries Reviewed by Craig Blackmon This book by Zillow’s CEO and Chief Economist, respectively, is a wonderful advertisement for Zillow. It’s also a good book. It’s easy to read – really easy, clearly written to appeal to the broadest spectrum of readers – and very informative. It does a good job of illustrating the power of data and how it can be harnessed to make the most informed investment decision possible when buying a house. But the book aims higher. It concludes with some stirring…
  • 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…
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  • Nokomis Lanes sold to become bilingual day care and offices

    Clare Kennedy
    28 May 2015 | 8:40 pm
    A vacant bowling alley in South Minneapolis has been sold. The Nokomis Lanes building at 4040 Bloomington Ave. S. will be taken over by Jardín Mágico, a company that runs a Spanish immersion day care and preschool program, according to a statement from Minneapolis City Council Member Elizabeth Glidden. The property will be turned into a day care location and an administrative office for the company. Once complete, Jardín Mágico will have six locations in the Twin Cities. The property was purchased…
  • Canfield: How Alabama steel could make a comeback

    Ryan Phillips
    28 May 2015 | 8:15 pm
    Steel imports for the U.S. have decreased in major areas, which could signal a market in resurgence for Alabama firms. Alabama steel producers have felt the pinch from a market flooded with cheap foreign-manufactured steel, but the most recent import numbers from the American Iron and Steel Institute showed that the two largest finished steel U.S. import markets, South Korea and Turkey, fell off substantially from March to April. Related: Alabama steel and coal firms hit with layoffs, cuts in production South…
  • Hawaii agency board to make final decision on Howard Hughes residential project in June

    Duane Shimogawa
    28 May 2015 | 4:23 pm
    The Howard Hughes Corp. is not quite sure what its next step would be after a Hawaii agency unanimously struck down its request to move ahead with its previously approved Kakaako residential project at 988 Halekauwila as a rental project, the Texas-based developer told PBN. However, a spokeswoman for the Hawaii Community Development Authority told PBN Thursday that the developer’s lawyers indicated that they will file exceptions to their application, so the board will take final action on June…
  • Austin, San Antonio engage in heated hotel battle as Texas capital ups its game

    W. Scott Bailey
    28 May 2015 | 4:02 pm
    San Antonio was the 10th most popular domestic destination for U.S. travelers in 2014 — several spots ahead of Austin, which ranked 16th, according to a Hotels.com report. Yet, the Texas capital is giving the Alamo City a run for its money in the hotel revenue race. New data from Source Strategies Inc., an Alamo City-based hospitality industry consulting firm, shows that San Antonio’s hotel sector generated $296.6 million in revenue during the first quarter of 2015. Hotels in the Austin-Round…
  • 3 investment lessons from Invest: Miami 2015

    Nina Lincoff
    28 May 2015 | 3:49 pm
    There's no shortage of investment opportunities in industries like real estate, education, banking, arts and culture, and more, in Greater Miami, as highlighted Thursday with the release of Invest: Miami 2015, an economic review from Miami-based research firm Capital Analytics Associates. Local leaders from the public and private sectors gathered at an invite-only event to discuss investment opportunities held at the Sonesta Coconut Grove hotel. To compile the report, Capital Analytics interviewed…
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  • Palace: When A $500 Million Asset Is Not A Home

    Jonathan Miller
    26 May 2015 | 12:15 pm
    When I was called by Bloomberg News about a new Bel Air (LA) listing that was asking $500m and another one down the block by the same architect but different developer at around $400 million, my initial reaction was laughter. I wasn’t doubting that there could be a buyer somewhere out there somewhere…but rather at the absurdity of it. It also seems like a strike against it to have a nearby home done by the same architect, no? As I told a bank executive/client this morning that it’s clearly a strange world when someone builds spec housing for a handful of buyers worldwide and no…
  • NYT Mag: Love That ‘Old New York” Neighborhood

    Jonathan Miller
    26 May 2015 | 10:38 am
    Saw this is in the most recent edition of New York Times Magazine. Brilliant
  • Bloomberg View Column: A Housing Recovery Built to Last?

    Jonathan Miller
    16 May 2015 | 6:17 pm
    Read my latest Bloomberg View column A Housing Recovery Built to Last?. Here’s an excerpt… The housing market has recovered in fits and starts since the financial crisis, so it’s worth noting when one important indicator looks really strong. This is the case with the pending home sales index, which reflects contracts signed for purchases of single-family homes, co-ops and condos, published by the National Association of Realtors… [read more] My Bloomberg View Column Directory My Bloomberg View RSS feed.
  • [Three Cents Worth #281 NY] 6 Graphs That Prove New York Real Estate’s Love of Mondays

    Jonathan Miller
    16 May 2015 | 6:10 pm
    It’s time to share my Three Cents Worth (3CW) on Curbed NY, at the intersection of neighborhood and real estate in the capital of the world…and I’m here to take measurements. Check out my 3CW column on @CurbedNY: After covering more serious topics as of late, this week I thought I’d lighten things up and look at New York city’s signed contracts by day of the week. I used the roughly 2,000 contract dates I had for the closed sales in Q1 of 2015, as used in the Elliman Report for that time period, and parsed out the market by day of the week. Strategically, there is…
  • [Video] Why The Rich Get Richer

    Jonathan Miller
    4 May 2015 | 8:05 am
    Here’s one way to look at it.
 
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  • Sam’s is losing out to Costco, could react by selling more organics

    Ellen Vessels
    27 May 2015 | 6:52 pm
    Sam's Club continues to struggle, but could outpace their primary competitor by relying on organic food sales. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • Pinterest science: when to post, how often, and more

    Dawn Brotherton
    26 May 2015 | 9:16 pm
    Pinterest can be an impactful tool for any social media marketing plan, so get the science behind the most successful users' strategies. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • Google Tone: share links with anyone in hearing range

    Dawn Brotherton
    26 May 2015 | 7:18 am
    Google Tone has launched to allow you to share links with people in earshot - great for presenters, conferences, groups of people. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • Spotify, Starbucks team up so you pick the music and earn reward points

    Taylor Leddin
    26 May 2015 | 6:53 am
    Starbucks makes it clear why they're getting rid of CDs on their counters: they've teamed up with Spotify to allow you to interact with your location's music selection and earn reward points. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • Our privacy gets violated because we no longer believe it exists #study

    Dawn Brotherton
    25 May 2015 | 9:20 pm
    If we don't expect privacy from social networks or credit cards, is it realistic for us to expect them to protect our privacy? Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
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  • A Great Way To Use Garcinia In Your Diet Regimen

    Justin  Price
    7 May 2015 | 2:19 pm
    There is a weight loss diet that uses the biological cycles to help us lose weight. It is called the Circadian Diet, a diet aimed to accelerate the metabolism, suppress the appetite and control the hard-to-fight- addiction to sugar or sweets. Appetite is one of the reasons why we eat fattening meals at night, the other reason is addiction. The Circadian Diet intends to control those negative impulses and to fasten the calorie burning process. The goal is to let people eat satisfying amounts of food, and remain thin. What the Circadian Diet does is teaching us how to adequate the foods we eat…
  • 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…
 
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  • Why You Should Start With VA Mortgage Rates, Then Move To FHA And Conventional Rates

    Dan Green
    28 May 2015 | 1:15 pm
    VA mortgage rates are the cheapest of today's mortgage rates -- and it's not even close. Full analysis, plus live quotes for buyers and refinancers at the lowest points of all-time.Click for the complete post : Why You Should Start With VA Mortgage Rates, Then Move To FHA And Conventional Rates.
  • Mortgage Rates Now Average 3.87%; Highest Rates Of 2015

    Dan Green
    28 May 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Mortgage rates rose for the 4th time in 5 weeks to reach a high for 2015. Analysis of what's next, plus access to today's rate quotes for FHA, VA, and more.Click for the complete post : Mortgage Rates Now Average 3.87%; Highest Rates Of 2015.
  • Mortgage Rates Today – Today’s Analysis on Rates

    Joe Farr
    28 May 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.
  • Refinances Still Super-Hot In Today’s Low Mortgage Rate Environment

    Dan Green
    28 May 2015 | 7:24 am
    More refi loans are getting approved than during any period this decade. If you've been denied for a mortgage, consider re-applying with today's average rates below 4%.Click for the complete post : Refinances Still Super-Hot In Today’s Low Mortgage Rate Environment.
  • Condo Prices Rising Faster Than Prices For Single-Family Homes

    Dan Green
    27 May 2015 | 9:21 am
    Is a better to buy a condo, or to buy a single-family home? Recently, condos have held their value better. Analysis, plus live mortgage rate quotes near their lowest levels of all-time. Click for the complete post : Condo Prices Rising Faster Than Prices For Single-Family Homes.
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  • 1977 Contemporary home at 1138 Glen Arbor

    27 May 2015 | 10:08 am
    Tucked away on a secluded hillside in Eagle Rock right next door to Pasadena homes is a fantastic contemporary-styled home that is a welcome surprise for today's buyer. Looking for a sunset view? It's here. Wishing for a large flat yard that's lush and private? It's here too! Need space? How about almost 2600 square feet for 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a family room with wet bar, Read More
  • Transitioning from Renting to Buying in Today's Real Estate Market

    26 May 2015 | 12:08 pm
    The most important tip for transitioning from renting to buying is to Be Prepared. Do two things first: 1. Talk with a good lender about the loan process and what you can afford to buy. You might be surprised--either happily or unhappily. If your credit score or income aren't as good as they should be to qualify for the loan amount you need to purchase your dream home, you might be looking at a longer time saving and paying off bills than you thought. There are good lenders who can actually have your loan fully underwritten and approved before you identify the home you want to purchase. This…
  • 1913 Craftsman Bungalow at 6510 Meridian

    22 May 2015 | 2:29 pm
    Dreams come true at this sweet 1913 Craftsman bungalow, a prime example of the charming Garvanza real estate market.  Fulfill the dream of your very own character home with modern updates like the open kitchen with breakfast bar, the built-in shelves and French doors off the dining area, the custom-tiled main bath, the wood floors, and the welcome surprise of the additional space of the laundry area, master bedroom and bath. Read More
  • Sweet 1948 Cottage at 4652 Loleta

    20 May 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Sweet romance blossoms at this lovely updated Eagle Rock home in a peaceful neighborhood. Simplify your life and move right in to this home complete with everything you need to enjoy your summer and on! You'll have a terraced back yard for your al fresco dining on summer nights, and a fireplace in the living room ready for those crisp winter mornings.  Read More
  • Spanish Charmer with Pool at 1683 Hill

    16 May 2015 | 12:21 pm
    Hill Drive, the most prestigious street of Eagle Rock homes, is paired with a special 1926 Spanish beauty with great bones to create a very special opportunity for just the right buyer. Have you dreamed of owning your own single level character home in a great location? Do you wish you had a swimming pool? Do you have a great design sense and yearn to express it within the original Spanish style? It's all here, waiting to be rediscovered and fixed up a bit. Read More
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  • Nearly a Billion Dollars of Real Estate on the Market in Charlottesville & Albemarle

    Jim Duncan
    26 May 2015 | 11:57 am
    Some somewhat random data musing for the day — (when I initially wrote the headline, I was including new construction … which massively increases the totals). Excluding new construction, City of Charlottesville has 184 homes on the market – highest is $2.75mil, lowest is $69k. Total is $78 mil. — Jim Duncan (@JimDuncan) May 26, 2015 Last year in the City of Charlottesville, 517 homes (condos + attached + single family) sold – the median price was about $262k and the total sold was about $162 million worth of real estate. And this: Excluding new construction,…
  • Quick Market Update from the May 2015 Note

    Jim Duncan
    19 May 2015 | 4:15 am
    A quick snip from this month’s note: The Market – Balanced? Overheated? – It depends on your market segment A friend from another market texted me the other day: How do you feel about the future housing market?  Does it look good or up in the air?  Just a short quick thought would be great. My response to him – Our market is mostly trending up. Certain segments are balanced while others, primarily the urban properties, are skyrocketing. Crazy low interest rates remain a positive for sellers, but create some inherent risk for buyers from a resale perspective. I…
  • Visit a Wegmans before Buying a House in Charlottesville

    Jim Duncan
    17 May 2015 | 7:59 pm
    Just a suggestion – if you’re considering buying a house in the Charlottesville area in the next 18 months, visit a Wegmans first. Apparently Wegmans is the best thing since sliced bread, and I’ve found that one of the primary triangles in my clients’ lives (work, home, grocery …) tends to be Harris Teeter, Krogers, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s. But it has also raised questions, particularly from those unfamiliar with the brand and its allure. What is the deal with Wegmans? Why do people who know it seem to love it so? And is it really this grocery oasis in what increasingly…
  • Leave Now – Google

    Jim Duncan
    11 May 2015 | 8:06 am
    Did you know – Google has a “leave now” option that integrates traffic? Pretty handy, I’d say. When leaving downtown Crozet for the National Ground Intelligence Center up 29 North: But at rush hour, add about 5 minutes. Without knowing, I’ll chalk this up to the purchase of Waze by Google in 2013 and Google Now integration on more devices. Search the Charlottesville MLS Copyright RealCentralVA.com, LLC. If you like this post, please, visit RealCentralVA.comwhere this was originally posted. Leave Now – Google Tweet
  • June 2015 Monthly Note – Market, Thinking about Money & Community

    Jim Duncan
    6 May 2015 | 2:00 pm
    I’m looking forward to writing this one.     Interested in one email a month? Click here and I’ll send you the note as soon as I publish it. On tap this month: – The Charlottesville real estate market – balanced or overheated? – Buyers don’t want to think about money – Building community – 4 Builder, 4 different Experiences – Confidence – Blog roundup Search the Charlottesville MLS Copyright RealCentralVA.com, LLC. If you like this post, please, visit RealCentralVA.comwhere this was originally posted. June 2015 Monthly Note…
 
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    Ubertor Real Estate Blog

  • INFOGRAPHIC: CREB® Provides 10 Social Media Tips for Real Estate

    Danica Lopez De Leon
    25 May 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Our friends at CREB® have created an infographic focused on 10 social media tips for Real Estate professionals. They believe in having harmony between your website and social media accounts to really maximize the full potential. Use the 10 tips below to get started on becoming a social media expert! If you have any questions at all about social media and how you can make it work for your Real Estate business, please contact us, or Mark Hobbs and his team over at CREB®.
  • #SoldOnUbertor – Properties Sold By Realtors Who Choose Ubertor

    Bryan Garcia
    21 May 2015 | 8:12 am
    Realtors work hard. When their hard work pays off, they hit their ultimate milestone, closing the deal! Our team would like to share what some of our Realtors have accomplished by showcasing a selected set of sold properties. This week, we’re going to shout out recently sold properties over $1,000,000. We tip our hats to all the Realtors putting in the work to make their clients happy. If you have a sold property you’re proud of and want it to be featured, let us know.    3330 Collingwood Street, Vancouver, BC sold by Sue Johnson & Sarah Thompson of RE/MAX Select…
  • INFOGRAPHIC: CREB® Explains Internet Data Exchange (IDX) and its Benefits

    Danica Lopez De Leon
    14 May 2015 | 7:01 am
    The exceptional Media Services division at CREB® have designed an infographic to define how effective it is to have a website which utilizes Internet Data Exchange (IDX). With full access to MLS® your listings will be updated and current all the time. If your interest is peaked but you still have further questions about IDX and how it will work in your favour, please contact us, or Mark Hobbs and his team over at CREB®.
  • Tri City Realtor, Don Butt, Creates an Elegant and Modern Real Estate Website on the Ubertor Platform

    Danica Lopez De Leon
    13 May 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Tri city Realtor, Don Butt of RE/MAX Sabre Realty, showcases his previous and future accomplishments on a fully customized Real Estate website on the Ubertor platform. Highlights of Don’s Ubertor Real Estate website include: Unique home page, used as a menu, allowing easy navigation. Properties section provides clear and concise imagery. Special attention paid to the quality of the photos being used, ensuring a great user experience for his visitors and clients. Active listings are displayed in a way that allows the viewer to truly be captivated by large, high definition photos of the…
  • 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.
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    Reverse Mortgage Daily

  • 5 Ways Reverse Mortgages Can Serve as Retirement Planning Tool

    Emily Study
    28 May 2015 | 3:14 pm
    In today’s world, Americans face a looming retirement crisis — one that has been well-documented over the past several years and which has created a new purpose for the reverse mortgage.  Gone are the days when reverse mortgages were considered a loan of last resort. Now, the product is gaining steam among financial planners as a retirement tool that can hedge against future costs and provide much-needed income during borrowers’ post-career days.   By using a reverse mortgage to tap into home equity and fund retirement expenses, homeowners can effectively defend against the…
  • Illinois Reverse Mortgage Bill Stalls Following Senate Passage

    Jason Oliva
    28 May 2015 | 2:55 pm
    A proposed bill that would create more protections for reverse mortgage borrowers in Illinois appears to have stalled in the state legislature following a Senate passage just weeks ago. The Reverse Mortgage Act, or SB1281, passed through the Illinois Senate April 29, having undergone three readings before its arrival in the state’s House of Representatives that same day.  But now after four weeks, there has been little action taken for the bill, which would, among other provisions, institute a three-day cooling-off period before a borrower can be bound by the reverse mortgage loan…
  • Moody’s Outlook On Reverse Mortgages Changes With New Rating System

    Cassandra Dowell
    28 May 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Moody’s Investors Service is taking a new approach to rating home equity conversion mortgages (HECMs) in line with recent actions taken on $4.5 billion of reverse mortgage bonds issued between 2005 and 2008. Moody’s has downgraded 13 securities from 10 deals backed by HECM, Moody’s announced Wednesday. Moody’s also downgraded six HECM reverse mortgage backed resecuritization bonds from two deals. In addition, Moody’s has upgraded the rating of class A-1 issued by Structured Assets Securitization Corporation (SASCO) 2005-RM1 and the rating of class A1 issued by SASCO…
  • Reverse Mortgage Jobs Available Nationwide — Apply Today

    Emily Study
    28 May 2015 | 10:32 am
    Halfway through 2015, reverse mortgage lenders are still searching for fresh new talent to join their growing companies.  Job opportunities abound nationwide — from California to New York. Positions include wholesale account executives, loan processors, loan officers and many more.  Reverse Mortgage Funding, Yadkin Bank, HighTechLending and Urban Financial of America are among the lenders seeking top industry professionals to join their teams.  Click the following opportunities that are now open to find out more. Or for a complete list of jobs, visit Reverse Mortgage Jobs Online.
  • Congresswoman Wants More Relief for Reverse Mortgage Non-Borrowing Spouses

    Jason Oliva
    27 May 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) is calling for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide increased transparency for seniors participating in the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program, particularly on the issue of non-borrowing spouses. In a letter sent to HUD Secretary Julián Castro, Waters expressed concern that many seniors are facing foreclosure, or will face foreclosure, due to deceptive lending practices and previous HUD protocol for the HECM program as they have affected non-borrowing reverse mortgage spouses. “[HUD] has taken a number of steps…
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    Wallingford Wired

  • New Listing: 18 Draper Ave, Meriden CT 06450

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

    Harriman Real Estate
    14 May 2015 | 11:02 am
    We are proud to announce the eighth artist in our series of local artists has taken their spot our “Wallingford Inspires…” art wall, and the bold colors of these Impressionism paintings are striking! Mixed Media Artist Captures Imagination Through Imagery We are honored to have local artist Michael J. Citak displaying his artwork in our office for the next 60 days. Michael uses a variety of creative substrata to organically create each piece as a reflection of himself. Take a look at the collage below and you’ll see just how much care and emotion he puts into every piece of art! Pat…
  • New Listing: 95 Mildred Rd, Meriden CT 06450

    Harriman Real Estate
    4 May 2015 | 1:10 pm
    95 Mildred Rd, Meriden, CT NEW Listing Description Photos Maps & Local Schools My Reviews $Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | 1 (1 full ) BATHROOMS | 988 SQUARE FEET 95 Mildred Rd is a charming ranch featuring large living room with new carpet open to kitchen and breakfast area, rooms freshly painted, hardwood floors. There have been several updates within the last 10 years, such as siding, windows, furnace, central air and more! Two car detached garage. Beautiful .67 acre lot. This home is being sold in as is condition – any inspections are for informational purposes only. May…
  • Third Annual Wallingford Restaurant Hop Coming to Downtown

    Harriman Real Estate
    1 May 2015 | 1:13 pm
    If you’ve ever wondered what the food at some of Wallingford’s downtown restaurants is like, now is the time to find out! Wallingford Center, Inc. is sponsoring the third annual Wallingford Restaurant Hop on May 6th from 4pm to 9pm. Bring the whole family and sample the specialties of some of the best eateries Wallingford has to offer, enter the raffle and enjoy some good company, too! Here’s how it works: you purchase an entry “bracelet” for $25 ($10 for kids under 12) which will get you into each of the participating restaurants and allow you to sample selected items…
  • Wallingford YMCA Sponsors Fine Wine Pairing Dinner

    Harriman Real Estate
    29 Apr 2015 | 12:28 pm
    For 70 years, the Wallingford YMCA has been helping to strengthen the community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. It serves over 8,500 members every year, providing services and programs like Upward Bound, All Day Kindergarten, Camp Ulbrich, and many more. These excellent programs are made possible through the various fundraising efforts of the YMCA and its staff, and one of the most anticipated events of the year is rapidly approaching. On May 9th, the YMCA will be holding their annual Fine Wine Pairing Dinner at The Farms Country Club in Wallingford. The…
 
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    Real Estate RSS Feed | JD Supra Law News

  • Points & Authorities - Spring 2015

    Buchalter Nemer
    28 May 2015 | 4:11 pm
    In this Issue: - Negotiating Strategies for the Successful Sale of Technology Companies - Broker Beware: Are Real Estate Brokers Susceptible to Agent v. Agent Fee Splitting Disputes After Sanowicz v. Bacal? - Points from the President -...By: Buchalter Nemer
  • Final Risk Retention Rules: Impact on RMBS

    Dentons
    28 May 2015 | 3:55 pm
    The following is a brief memo outlining the impact of the final risk retention rules on the securitization of residential mortgage loans. Overview - In October 2014, the final Credit Risk Retention rules were adopted by the six federal agencies...By: Dentons
  • California Court Considers Intentional Acts Exclusion in Homeowners Policy

    Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP
    28 May 2015 | 3:23 pm
    In Albert v. Mid-Century Insurance Company, 2015 Cal. App. LEXIS 431 (April 28, 2015, status changed from published to unpublished May 20, 2015), the California Court of Appeal had occasion to consider whether the over-pruning of trees across an...By: Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP
  • Conclusory Allegations Held Insufficient to Support Declaratory Relief on Right to Independent Counsel or Allocation of Defense Costs

    Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP
    28 May 2015 | 1:54 pm
    In Centex Homes v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co. (No. E060057, filed 5/22/15), a California Court of Appeal held that a developer’s declaratory relief lawsuit seeking a declaration of the right to independent counsel was premature because there...By: Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP
  • FHFA Releases Update on the Single Security Project

    Orrick - Structured Finance Group
    28 May 2015 | 1:29 pm
    On May 15, the FHFA released an update on the structure of the Single Security, a project involving the development of a single mortgage-backed security that would be issued by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. The update contains FHFA’s decisions made in...By: Orrick - Structured Finance Group
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    Arizona Mortgage News

  • The impact of your credit scores – Part 1

    Steve Heideman
    28 May 2015 | 12:22 pm
    The first of a 10 part series on what you need to know about mortgages. Today, Mike Goblet talks about the impact your credit score has on qualifying for a mortgage.  Banks use your credit score as the first determination of risk you pose to them of defaulting.  It becomes the foundation for the whole mortgage process and the costs associated with it that the banks create. Banks assume everybody has the ability to default, and now, like an insurance company, they want to rate that risk. The higher your credit score, the less risk you pose to them. The scores range, in terms of your credit…
  • How To Shop For A Mortgage

    Steve Heideman
    11 May 2015 | 8:42 am
    The first thing you should always do when you start looking for a mortgage, is to shop for it. Checkout other lenders and see what the programs are.  Don’t ever assume the first offer your getting is likely to be your best offer.  It is important to get to the bottom line.  To do that, you need to evaluate three things. What’s the rate you’re getting and that they’re quoting you? What are the closing costs? What’s the loan amount? Wholesale lenders have a great advantage over retail banks, because doing mortgage lending is their entire focus.  They’re…
  • 3 Questions You Need To Ask When Trying To Decide To Buy or Rent!

    Steve Heideman
    29 Apr 2015 | 11:41 am
    There are three questions that everyone should ask when thinking about renting or buying. 1. How long do you think you’ll be in that place that you’re going to move into? If you’re only going to in your new home for two years or less, in most cases, it’s probably more beneficial to rent than to buy. 2 Do you even have the disposal income to be thinking about buying? There are costs to taking a home mortgage that aren’t associated with renting. You need to decide. Do you have the disposal income to afford to buy? 3  What type of lifestyle, and comfort are you…
  • 3 Reasons Why the First Half of 2015 Will Be The Best Time to Buy a Home or Refinance

    Mike Goblet
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:12 am
    If you are in the market to buy a new home, now is the best time to buy. All indications point to the first half of 2015 being the best time to buy a new home or refinance. With rates now close to the lowest levels they were in 2013, makes it better in terms of getting a new mortgage. There are three main reasons to buy a home in the first half of 2015. What’s really helped the marketplace is the turmoil the stock market has been going through at the beginning half of this year. Although it dropped over various days as much as 500 points, that has had a very positive effect on the…
  • Changes to Fannie Freddie that may help Home buying easier for many people in 2015

    Mike Goblet
    9 Jan 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Some changes have come into effect for 2015 that might make home buying easier in the Phoenix area. Earlier this year Fannie and Freddy changed their guidelines that almost all lenders use. Which is, they allow gift money from a family member to be used up to 100 percent of the down payment. So, for many firsttime homebuyers they might have a family member that’s willing to help. In the past, first-time home-buyers had to have a certain percent of their own cash, even with the gift money, but now it can be up to 100 percent of the down payment. On December 15th, Fannie and Freddy also…
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  • State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22

    29 May 2015 | 1:39 am
    State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22WMTW Most people flock to stores on Thanksgiving for last-minute items or pre-Black Friday steals -- but one state's law doesn't allow that.Where big box stores will be closed In Case You Missed ItSchool Bus Driver's Terrifying Close CallShocking Thing Opens Up in Man's LawnOfficial 'Disgusted' by What Happened to Car
  • General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'

    29 May 2015 | 1:39 am
    General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'APGen. John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan, exchanged countless emails with a woman at the heart of the Petraeus scandal.Source reveals explicit messagesMore NewsPlane Crashes Into Mississippi HomeWashington Post Editor Steps DownHusband Finds Teacher in Act With Boy
  • Reason This Ad Is Making Waves

    29 May 2015 | 1:39 am
    Reason This Ad Is Making Waves Marks & SpencerIt looks like any other holiday clothing ad for kids, but something about this one is different -- and it's not an accident.How a Facebook post started it allMore StoriesPreterm Birth Rate Drops to New LowPossible Risk Factor for Autism Found?Stranger I Wish I'd Stopped to Talk With
  • Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 Years

    29 May 2015 | 1:39 am
    Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 YearsCBSSusan Flannery left 'The Bold and the Beautiful' after two and a half decades -- and she's not the only star with a very long TV tenure.Actress who spent 41 years on her showMore to See'X Factor' Singer Says Sexuality Was a RiskActress Opened Up About Bipolar DisorderStreisand's Son Sings for Gay-Friendly Film
  • Take a Look at Where JFK Was Born

    29 May 2015 | 1:39 am
    Take a Look at Where JFK Was BornNational Park ServiceYou'll find the late president's very first belongings inside this New England home -- which is being opened to the public for the first time.Famous items the living room is 'filled with'More to SeeStar Has Rose Named After HerCommon Heating Mistake Could Cost YouThe Best Pillow for Your Sleep Style
 
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  • State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22

    29 May 2015 | 1:39 am
    State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22WMTW Most people flock to stores on Thanksgiving for last-minute items or pre-Black Friday steals -- but one state's law doesn't allow that.Where big box stores will be closed In Case You Missed ItSchool Bus Driver's Terrifying Close CallShocking Thing Opens Up in Man's LawnOfficial 'Disgusted' by What Happened to Car
  • General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'

    29 May 2015 | 1:39 am
    General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'APGen. John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan, exchanged countless emails with a woman at the heart of the Petraeus scandal.Source reveals explicit messagesMore NewsPlane Crashes Into Mississippi HomeWashington Post Editor Steps DownHusband Finds Teacher in Act With Boy
  • Reason This Ad Is Making Waves

    29 May 2015 | 1:39 am
    Reason This Ad Is Making Waves Marks & SpencerIt looks like any other holiday clothing ad for kids, but something about this one is different -- and it's not an accident.How a Facebook post started it allMore StoriesPreterm Birth Rate Drops to New LowPossible Risk Factor for Autism Found?Stranger I Wish I'd Stopped to Talk With
  • Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 Years

    29 May 2015 | 1:39 am
    Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 YearsCBSSusan Flannery left 'The Bold and the Beautiful' after two and a half decades -- and she's not the only star with a very long TV tenure.Actress who spent 41 years on her showMore to See'X Factor' Singer Says Sexuality Was a RiskActress Opened Up About Bipolar DisorderStreisand's Son Sings for Gay-Friendly Film
  • Take a Look at Where JFK Was Born

    29 May 2015 | 1:39 am
    Take a Look at Where JFK Was BornNational Park ServiceYou'll find the late president's very first belongings inside this New England home -- which is being opened to the public for the first time.Famous items the living room is 'filled with'More to SeeStar Has Rose Named After HerCommon Heating Mistake Could Cost YouThe Best Pillow for Your Sleep Style
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  • State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22

    29 May 2015 | 1:39 am
    State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22WMTW Most people flock to stores on Thanksgiving for last-minute items or pre-Black Friday steals -- but one state's law doesn't allow that.Where big box stores will be closed In Case You Missed ItSchool Bus Driver's Terrifying Close CallShocking Thing Opens Up in Man's LawnOfficial 'Disgusted' by What Happened to Car
  • General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'

    29 May 2015 | 1:39 am
    General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'APGen. John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan, exchanged countless emails with a woman at the heart of the Petraeus scandal.Source reveals explicit messagesMore NewsPlane Crashes Into Mississippi HomeWashington Post Editor Steps DownHusband Finds Teacher in Act With Boy
  • Reason This Ad Is Making Waves

    29 May 2015 | 1:39 am
    Reason This Ad Is Making Waves Marks & SpencerIt looks like any other holiday clothing ad for kids, but something about this one is different -- and it's not an accident.How a Facebook post started it allMore StoriesPreterm Birth Rate Drops to New LowPossible Risk Factor for Autism Found?Stranger I Wish I'd Stopped to Talk With
  • Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 Years

    29 May 2015 | 1:39 am
    Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 YearsCBSSusan Flannery left 'The Bold and the Beautiful' after two and a half decades -- and she's not the only star with a very long TV tenure.Actress who spent 41 years on her showMore to See'X Factor' Singer Says Sexuality Was a RiskActress Opened Up About Bipolar DisorderStreisand's Son Sings for Gay-Friendly Film
  • Take a Look at Where JFK Was Born

    29 May 2015 | 1:39 am
    Take a Look at Where JFK Was BornNational Park ServiceYou'll find the late president's very first belongings inside this New England home -- which is being opened to the public for the first time.Famous items the living room is 'filled with'More to SeeStar Has Rose Named After HerCommon Heating Mistake Could Cost YouThe Best Pillow for Your Sleep Style
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    Latest Activity on CREOpoint

  • Andrei Botis updated their profile

    21 May 2015 | 11:24 am
    Andrei Botis updated their profile
  • Randy Matusoff updated their profile

    11 May 2015 | 8:22 am
    Randy Matusoff updated their profile
  • Leslie Braunstein posted a blog post

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

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

    27 Apr 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Deputy Managing Editor posted an eventDisruptCRE Los Angeles at Los AngelesApril 30, 2015 from 12pm to 7pmLos Angeles' Commercial Real Estate Tech Event of the Year! DisruptCRE is a conference like no other. We showcase the best and brightest ideas from the most innovative minds in technology and commercial real estate. Our goal is to be a catalyst of change by merging the built environment with technological innovation. Our presenters will explore how technology is facilitating the changes in the future of investing, developing, managing, leasing, buying, selling, & financing commercial…
 
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    Apartment Ratings

  • Nature and Apartment Buildings

    Eva R. Marienchild
    27 May 2015 | 11:20 am
    Whether you live in a concrete jungle or have scenic vistas from your balcony, if you can get to a woodsy area, you might want to give “forest bathing” a shot. Shinrin-yoku – or “forest bathing” in Japanese – has been found to reduce anxiety, sleeplessness, depression, anger and stress. Along those lines, visionary architects in some key cities are helping apartment residents get closer to trees – lots of trees – with interesting results. Benefits of Trees First, let’s touch on why you should seek out forests. Studies have shown that spending some time in the vicinity…
  • Diplomacy with a Noisy Neighbor

    Eli Kooris
    22 May 2015 | 11:43 am
    Having neighbors is something that goes with the territory when you live in an apartment and with neighbors can come a whole host of compromises. The most important compromise, however, has to do with making too much noise, as there is just a wall separating one apartment from the next in most cases and that means noise can affect you and your living situation. Loud parties or music can keep you up late at night and cause you to be tired for work the following day; it can also generally disturb your peace and quiet. Adding to the difficulty of dealing with this situation is the fact that you…
  • Protecting Your Apartment on Moving Day

    Manuella Irwin
    20 May 2015 | 10:24 am
    If you’re moving out of your apartment, there are a number of reasons to fear moving day as its chaotic randomness and stressful unpredictability can jeopardize the success of the entire relocation operation. And, amidst the whirlwind of worrisome thoughts lodged in your mind, one essential question that you must be asking yourself is how to prevent property damage when moving and keep your apartment intact throughout this transitional period. Property damage is perfectly avoidable with careful planning and smart organization. And regardless of whether you are a homeowner or a renter, you…
  • 5 Ways to Maximize Bathroom Space

    Eli Kooris
    19 May 2015 | 2:23 pm
    Bathrooms are traditionally small in most apartments. Sure, there will always be the odd master bath in certain unique apartments, like those that have been converted from old homes or business into apartment space. But for the most part, the bathroom is one of the smaller rooms because very little is really needed in the bathroom beyond the sink, toilet and shower, if it is a full bath. All of these things can be squeezed into a very small space, as any major city or beachside apartment will reveal to you. So if you happen to have an exceptionally small bathroom, or just need to utilize more…
  • Small Bathroom Hacks

    Elizabeth Beckel
    12 May 2015 | 3:09 pm
    When I watch those reality home makeover shows, one common theme is transforming tired old bathrooms into grand spa-like retreats. Looks idyllic, but really, who has that much space for a bathroom? Most of us make do with the small bathrooms our home came with, meaning towels, cleaning supplies, and extra shampoo are crammed together on a cluttered shelf. So I’ve researched and tried out some simple bathroom hacks to make the most of you space and turn any bathroom into… well… a less cluttered bathroom! Get it off the counter Try some wall shelving. Simple shelves are cheap and easy to…
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    Missouri Living At It's BEST!

  • 300 Caleb Drive, Hollister, MO 65672

    Steve Mattison, Vietnam Veteran, ABR, e-Pro, MO Welcome Home Cert (Keller Williams Tri-Lakes )
    26 May 2015 | 9:04 pm
    Home with view and basement too. Overview Maps Photos Features Description Neighborhood $139,900 Single Family Home Main Features 2 Bedrooms1 Bathroom1 Half BathroomInterior: 2,776 sqftLot: 0.22 acre(s)Year Built: 1992MLS #: 60026745 Location 300 Caleb DriveHollister, MO 65672USA Steve Mattison ABR e-Pro Keller Williams Tri-lakes(417) 336-4999steve@ozarksagent.comhttp://www.ozarksagent.com        Listed by: Keller Williams Tri-Lakes (BSF) 417-336-4999 Our recent listings Home with view and basement too.Condo in center of BransonLakeview lots on Stormy Point in Branson!Lakeview lots on…
  • Why A Buyer's Agent when buying homes!

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

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

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

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

  • Chris Leavitt: ‘I wish I could replicate myself so I could do even more’

    Inman
    29 May 2015 | 1:30 am
    Chris Leavitt says the biggest barrier to success in the real estate industry is, "incompetent people who don’t understand the ins and outs of the industry. I work with what I’m given and try to make the best outcome out of every situation." ...
  • Helpful hints for getting over rejection in real estate

    Tim Harris
    29 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    Now let's qualify rejection. In real estate, it's not doors being slammed shut in agents' faces or screaming prospects on the phone -- but even something as simple as the word "no" can put a dark cloud on the rest of the day. ...
  • Homebuying not the primary driver of tenant moves

    Erik Pisor
    28 May 2015 | 2:57 pm
    A 5 percent increase in home values coupled with cyclically low homeownership rates -- 63.7 percent as of the first quarter -- equate to a multifamily sector where only 1 in 10 renters vacate a unit because of a home purchase ...
  • Vacation rental apps battle for supremacy with city guides, property management enhancements

    Kimberly Manning
    28 May 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Airbnb and HomeAway are in a tight race to the top of the vacation rental industry, and they seem to be neck and neck. Both rental sites made recent announcements of shifts in their offerings, cutting slightly into the others' territory and showing that tense competition in home sharing is as evident as ever ...
  • Bowing to real estate agents, Zillow pauses new advertising strategy

    Teke Wiggin
    28 May 2015 | 1:06 pm
    A search engine advertising strategy newly tested by Zillow has raised the hackles of some real estate agents, spurring the listing portal to promptly suspend the experiment. The advertising technique involves placing Zillow ads in front of Google users who search the names of brokerages ...
 
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  • A Drive to Baywood

    Craig Mische
    27 May 2015 | 11:21 am
    Earlier today on the way to an appointment at Lake Darling and was going to be passing by the Baywood Townhomes so I pushed on my pair of Google Glass for a quick tour from my office to Baywood (here is my obligatory apology for any motion sickness viewers may experience). Anyway, I thought it might be helpful for somebody not that familiar with the Alexandria Area that might find it appealing to possibly live at Alexandria’s Chain of Lakes in an association. There are currently five listings at Baywood and all but one has an accepted Purchase Agreement. The MLS info and pictures of the…
  • Basswood Shores, Lake Miltona

    Craig Mische
    22 May 2015 | 11:41 am
    Feeling stressed this Friday? Watch the 28 second video below for a moment of zen provided by a wind chime and birds at a Lake Miltona home for sale.   $679,5003127 Basswood Shores Lane NWMiltona, MN 56354MLS# 10-168694 beds  |  4 baths  |  3000 sqftVideos (1) Print Schedule a Showing Ask a Question   1 / 35  View Larger Photos (35) Property DescriptionFabulous & totally perfect 4 BR, 3 1/2 bath Lake Miltona home on wonderful level lot with clean sandy shoreline & swimming. They don't come nicer or cleaner than this well designed year around home and all in…
  • Two New on The Chain

    Craig Mische
    21 May 2015 | 6:37 am
    Two homes, both brand spanking new, are available at prices lower than it’d cost to buy a lot and recreate. Offers have been made but both are still available and it surprises me as they have have qualities you’d expect to see on The Parade of Homes. One is at the south end of Lake Darling and the other home is on the east side of Lake Carlos close to the Long Prairie River. A partner of mine at Counselor Realty, Donna Kopischke, has these lake homes listed for sale and I have pasted below what she has written about each lake homes. 8196 E Lake Carlos Drive NE Carlos, MN 56319…
  • Evernote For Planning and Real Estate

    Craig Mische
    18 May 2015 | 7:29 am
    Evernote is one of my favorite and most used apps. If you aren’t familiar with it, Evernote is in the business of helping you be organized. It is free but there are paid versions that are beneficial to heavy users or for people working as a group. For those of you that aren’t familiar with Evernote, the best way for me to explain how it is useful is to frame an example of how you could use it if you were planning a Memorial Weekend party at the lake. I am an iOS user and have the Evernote app on my iPhone and iPad (Evernote also has Android versions available in Google Play). I…
  • Lake Cabin For Sale

    Craig Mische
    14 May 2015 | 7:06 am
    At the west/southwest end of Lake Miltona there are a small number of lake properties on road named Basswood Shores Lane. Each of the lake homes enjoy nice, level lakeshore and it is a quiet location as Basswood is a no outlet road and there are no homes on the other side of it. If a two bedroom cabin at the lake would be suitable for you, there is a listing with one of my partners (Becky Whiting) at Counselor Realty has that is worth a look because of the quality of the lot and because this is a year round cabin that is ready to enjoy on day one of the summer of 2015. No projects that I can…
 
 
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    HUD Press Releases

  • HUD and Associated Bank Reach Historic $200 Million Settlement of 'Redlining' Claim

    26 May 2015 | 5:07 am
    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced an agreement with Associated Bank, N.A. (Associated) to resolve a disparate treatment redlining case, one of the largest redlining complaints brought by the federal government against a mortgage lender. At approximately $200 million, it is the largest settlement of this kind HUD has ever reached.
  • HUD Awards $29 Million to 25 Local HIV-AIDS Housing Programs

    19 May 2015 | 5:07 am
    WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced $29 million in grants to help approximately 1,200 extremely low-income persons and families living with HIV/AIDS annually. These grants provide a combination of housing assistance and supportive services for this vulnerable population.
  • HUD Awards $6 Million to 29 Public Housing Agencies to Support Emergency, Safety and Security Needs

    18 May 2015 | 5:07 am
    WASHINGTON – In an effort to address emergency, safety and security needs, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $6 million to 29 public housing authorities to help fight crime and drug activities at their public housing properties.
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  • Federal Register - FR-5650-N-09

    26 May 2015 | 7:13 am
    Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996: Negotiated Rulemaking Committee; Notice of Seventh Meeting
  • Federal Registers

    22 May 2015 | 7:15 am
    FR-5828-N-21 Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless FR-5831-C-24 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Production of Material or Provision of Testimony by HUD in Response to Demands in Legal Proceedings Among Private Litigants
  • Federal Registers

    18 May 2015 | 7:23 am
    FR-5831-N-23 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Consolidated Plan and Annual Performance Report FR-5831-N-24 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Production of Material or Provision of Testimony by HUD in Response to Demands in Legal Proceedings Among Private Litigants FR-5831-N-25 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) Loan/Application Register
  • Federal Register Notices

    15 May 2015 | 1:13 am
    FR-5872-N-01 Notice of Extension of Time for Completion of Manufacturer Notification and Correction Plan FR-5828-N-20 Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless FR-5830-N-02 Notice of Emergency Information Collection and Request for Comment: Assessment of Technology Needs in HUD-Subsidized Housing FR-5835-N-06 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Application for FHA Insured Mortgages
  • PIH Notice 2015-05

    14 May 2015 | 5:04 am
    Project-Based Voucher (PBV) Guidance (Correction)
 
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    Real Estate Broker Market News- IQ Real Estate

  • Free Real Estate Marketing

    29 May 2015 | 5:43 am
    Get quality referrals and leads. Post Flash Property Listings (up to 10 photos per listing, no limits). Upgrade to Photo / Premium Broker / Agent Listing for free. If you are a 4-Star Agent or Broker, you should check IQRealEstate.com out. Over 900,000 agents listed. We are by far the Fastest Growing Directory online. Over 300,000 pages indexed in search engines. Be IQ Smart.
  • How to find out if your real estate broker is licensed

    13 Apr 2015 | 5:43 am
    How to find out if your real estate broker is licensed. Natalie Brunell investigates a Rancho Mirage woman who ran a real estate business for years without a license, until a client took her to court.
  • The Case For a Big Year in Home Sales

    13 Apr 2015 | 5:43 am
    Waltham-based real estate broker Anthony Lamacchia predicts that 2015 will be a great year for Massachusetts's home sellers due to better weather, an improved economy, and low interest rates.
  • Lee & Associates Opens Second Office in Ohio

    13 Apr 2015 | 5:43 am
    Lee & Associates, the nation's largest broker-owned commercial real estate firm, continues to make office expansion one of its top priorities as the firm announces the opening
  • MRED's New Listing Distribution Solution

    10 Apr 2015 | 5:43 am
    LISLE, Ill. -- Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland's multiple listing service (MLS), has introduced functionality to its customers that allows Brokerages to easily and effectively manage and control ...
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  • Free Real Estate Marketing

    29 May 2015 | 5:43 am
    Get quality referrals and leads. Post Flash Property Listings (up to 10 photos per listing, no limits). Upgrade to Photo / Premium Agent Listing for free. If you are a 4-Star Agent or Broker, you should check IQRealEstate.com out. Over 900,000 agents listed. We are by far the Fastest Growing Directory online. Over 300,000 pages indexed in search engines. Be IQ Smart.
  • Real estate agent avoids punishment over termite house

    14 Apr 2015 | 5:43 am
    A real estate agent who sold a house infested with termites to first-home buyers has escaped punishment for unsatisfactory conduct related to the sale of the house.Wayne Heron sold a Te Aroha home to Tobi Lawton and Sarah Lee, who...
  • Businessman tries to involve MPs in High Court case

    13 Apr 2015 | 5:43 am
    A real estate company owner in a dispute with an agent over use of a brand name has tried to have two Members of Parliament give evidence in the case.The case between Dermot Nottingham and Auckland agent Martin Honey is currently...
  • Real estate owner's High court bid rejected

    13 Apr 2015 | 5:43 am
    A real estate company owner in a dispute with an agent over use of a brand name has tried to have two members of Parliament give evidence in the case.The case between Dermot Nottingham and Auckland agent Martin Honey is currently...
  • Real estate people

    13 Apr 2015 | 5:43 am
    Michelle Crabtree, of Premier Sotheby's International Realty, has been selected as a 2015 Five Star Real Estate Agent. This is the eighth year that she has been a winner for providing exceptional service and overall satisfaction, a distinction held by only the top 6 percent of Realtors.
 
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    Business Insider

  • The 10 things in advertising you need to know today (GOOG, AAPL, AMZN)

    Lara O'Reilly
    29 May 2015 | 1:46 am
    Good morning! Here's everything you need to know before you head off for the weekend. 1. Get ready for Amazon milk and cereal. The company is reportedly planing an expansion into food products. 2. Here's the case for how Apple could blow up the cable industry. Investment banking firm Pacific Crest Securities has a new report out on the future of TV. 3. This is everything Google announced at its annual developers' conference. An update to Google Cardboard, Google Photos, and a new generation of Android. 4. Google also announced a new and updated set of monetization tools for developers.
  • Budget gyms are flipping the fitness market on its head — and destroying upmarket gyms in the process

    Oscar Williams-Grut
    29 May 2015 | 1:21 am
    Pure Gym just bought LA Fitness. That might seem like a normal industry acquisition but there's something more interesting going on here. Upmarket and mid-market gyms like LA Fitness are being destroyed by budget rivals. In the same way that budget airlines revolutionised air travel 20 years ago, budget gyms have totally changed the fitness market in the UK since the the recession.  New players like Pure, PayAsYouGym, and TheGym have flipped the traditional business model on its head and in the process forced the incumbent players to fight their corner. UK operators like Fitness…
  • China's explosive stock market looks more and more like a bubble — while international cash surges in

    Mike Bird
    29 May 2015 | 12:41 am
    Foreign cash is streaming into China's stocks even as the market shows signs of extreme volatility — while analysts pile on to warn that Shanghai equities are in a bubble. Here's the Financial Times on Friday morning, citing data from fund flow-watchers EPFR: China equity funds took in $4.6bn from overseas over the past week, according to data from EPFR released on Friday, more than double the previous high set in the second quarter of 2008. At that time, Chinese stocks were in the middle of long and painful downturn after the popping of the 2007 stock market bubble. A note from Credit…
  • One British recruitment firm is allegedly suggesting that workers create hundreds of tiny companies to get big tax breaks

    Lianna Brinded
    29 May 2015 | 12:30 am
    Anderson Group, a British recruitment and job consultancy company, is allegedly telling workers how they can aggressively avoid tax by creating hundreds of tiny firms to get tax breaks that are intended in helping small businesses grow. According to a massive investigation by the BBC, Anderson Group is depriving the UK Treasury of "tens of millions of pounds in National Insurance payments" by "abusing" the government's Employment Allowance scheme which launched last year. The Employment Allowance scheme allows small businesses and charities to reduce the amount of National…
  • S. Korea industrial output slumps further in April

    29 May 2015 | 12:21 am
    Seoul (AFP) - South Korea's industrial output declined for a second straight month in April, reflecting weak exports, government data showed Friday.Production in the mining, manufacturing, gas and electricity industries fell by a seasonally adjusted 1.2 percent following a revised 0.3 percent fall in March, Statistics Korea said.Compared with a year earlier, industrial output was down 2.7 percent.Output of ships and other transport products fell 13 percent month-on-month, while production in processed metals shrank eight percent.Production in the service sector, however, gained 0.5 percent in…
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    Inman

  • Chris Leavitt: ‘I wish I could replicate myself so I could do even more’

    Inman
    29 May 2015 | 1:30 am
    Chris Leavitt says the biggest barrier to success in the real estate industry is, "incompetent people who don’t understand the ins and outs of the industry. I work with what I’m given and try to make the best outcome out of every situation." ...
  • Helpful hints for getting over rejection in real estate

    Tim Harris
    29 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    Now let's qualify rejection. In real estate, it's not doors being slammed shut in agents' faces or screaming prospects on the phone -- but even something as simple as the word "no" can put a dark cloud on the rest of the day. ...
  • Homebuying not the primary driver of tenant moves

    Erik Pisor
    28 May 2015 | 2:57 pm
    A 5 percent increase in home values coupled with cyclically low homeownership rates -- 63.7 percent as of the first quarter -- equate to a multifamily sector where only 1 in 10 renters vacate a unit because of a home purchase ...
  • Vacation rental apps battle for supremacy with city guides, property management enhancements

    Kimberly Manning
    28 May 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Airbnb and HomeAway are in a tight race to the top of the vacation rental industry, and they seem to be neck and neck. Both rental sites made recent announcements of shifts in their offerings, cutting slightly into the others' territory and showing that tense competition in home sharing is as evident as ever ...
  • Bowing to real estate agents, Zillow pauses new advertising strategy

    Teke Wiggin
    28 May 2015 | 1:06 pm
    A search engine advertising strategy newly tested by Zillow has raised the hackles of some real estate agents, spurring the listing portal to promptly suspend the experiment. The advertising technique involves placing Zillow ads in front of Google users who search the names of brokerages ...
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  • JPMorgan Chase reportedly laying off 5,000 employees

    28 May 2015 | 2:52 pm
    JPMorgan Chase is set to lay off approximately 5,000 of its employees as part of cost-cutting measures. The job cuts reportedly already began earlier this year and would represent at least 2% of the bank’s staff.
  • CoreLogic expands building permit database

    28 May 2015 | 2:07 pm
    CoreLogic, a property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider, announced Thursday that its building permit database now features 35 different permit types, covering 65% of the U.S. residential and commercial market.
  • CFPB, DOJ take action against Provident Funding for discriminatory lending

    28 May 2015 | 1:06 pm
    In the latest investigation by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Department of Justice, they filed a complaint against Provident Funding Associates for charging higher broker fees on mortgage loans to African-American and Hispanic borrowers. The lender could potentially pay $9 million in damages if the court accepts the order.
  • Real estate investor gets 7 years in $15M mortgage fraud scheme

    28 May 2015 | 1:05 pm
    A real estate investor was sentenced to 84 months in prison for conspiring to defraud financial institutions and launder stolen funds as part of a $15 million mortgage fraud scam that used phony documents and straw buyers to make illegal profits on overbuilt condos.
  • Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch hits the market for $100 million

    28 May 2015 | 12:50 pm
    The California manse that was once the home of the late, great Michael Jackson is now available for sale. The price tag for the property once known as “Neverland Ranch”? $100 million.
 
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    House Price Crash News Blog

  • Investment Research Dynamics: Bullish news for precious metals and gold, silver get paper-smashed

    icarus
    27 May 2015 | 11:07 am
    Bullion naturally rises in U$D terms in the face of QE, money creation and low IRs. In order to protect the $ (and its reserve status) and make big profits for bullion banks like JPM and HSBC the Fed and those banks drive down bullion prices by the use of illegal uncovered shorts in the bullion futures (paper) markets. They then cover those shorts at the lower prices resulting from the selling that comes from triggering stop-loss orders and margin calls. Wash, rinse, repeat.
  • Guardian: Landlords enjoy £14bn tax breaks as figures reveal buy-to-let expansion

    reticent
    27 May 2015 | 3:53 am
    '“To discriminate against landlords and remove these reliefs, which are offered to other businesses, would cut a swath through their profitability calculations and prompt many to sell up and invest elsewhere. That would mean even higher rents for those forced to chase after a shrinking pool of rented housing,” he warned.' Who does this idiot think the houses would be sold to, if not the wealthiest tenants, whose removal from the pool of people looking for flats to rent would surely push demand down by as much as supply, in quantity terms, and more so in price…
  • Telegraph: London asking prices jump 17pc after the election

    hpwatcher
    27 May 2015 | 2:36 am
    Once this pent-up demand is over, the inevitable decline will continue. Well, you didn't think you were going to have a never-ending boom did you?
  • Torygraph: Pregnant women 'unfairly' denied mortgages over child costs

    mombers
    26 May 2015 | 7:48 am
    It is sensible for banks to look at mortgagees costs but under the UK's tax system whereby single income households are taxed at a much higher rate than dual income ones, more and more couples have to choose between having children or ever owning a home. The only way to escape single income punitive rates is to become a contractor under a limited company and distribute dividends to the non-working spouse, but this just about rules you out for a mortgage anyway. Quite a few people who I worked with have done this, but they all have lots of home equity and/or long fixed rates so can sit…
  • Telegraph: HSBC fears world recession with no lifeboats left

    quiet guy
    24 May 2015 | 5:01 pm
    It's pretty clear that this blog has attracted doomers (myself included) who have been too negative in their outlook but some financial commentators are a bit worried: "Stephen King from HSCB warns that the global authorities have alarmingly few tools to combat the next crunch, given that interest rates are already zero across most of the developed world, debts levels are at or near record highs, and there is little scope for fiscal stimulus. 'The world economy is sailing across the ocean without any lifeboats to use in case of emergency,' he said." Perhaps we'll…
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    The Housing Chronicles Blog

  • BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 5/28/15

    28 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 5/28/15 on the Web.In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:New home sales jumped in April more than expectedCase-Shiller Indices rose in March by 4.7 to 5.0 percent year-over-yearFHFA House Price Index rose 5.0 percent between first quarters of 2014 and 2015CPI rose 0.1 percent in April, but has fallen by 0.2 percent over previous 12 months Want to advertise in the newsletter and reach over 130,000 readers? Contact National Sales Manager Nick Cosan at…
  • 2015: The Emergence of the Millennial Home Buyer?

    27 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A few months ago, I wrote about the partial absence of the first-time home buyer and what impact that is having on the housing market.  In order to delve into this subject in more detail, I will also be moderating a panel of experts for a session entitled “Where are the First-Time Home Buyers?” on Thursday afternoon, June 25th, at this year’s PCBC in San Diego.Scheduled to join me on this panel are Tim Costello, who leads BDX, Builder Homesite and New Home Technologies, LLC; Mike Taylor, Division President for Pardee Homes Inland Empire, which is certainly courting this buyer; and…
  • BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 5/22/15

    22 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 5/22/15 on the Web.In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:Existing home sales fell 3.3 percent in March but still up 6.1 percent year-over-yearLeading Economic Index jumped more than expected in AprilInitial unemployment claims fall by 10,000 in latest report; 4-week average lowest since April 2000Want 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 5/21/15

    21 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 5/21/15 on the Web. In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:Building permits in April rose by 10.1 percent over March and 6.4 percent year-over-yearHousing starts in April rose by 20.2 percent over March and 9.2 percent year-over-yearMortgage applications dip 1.5 percent in latest survey as rates rise to highest level since DecemberWant 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 5/19/15

    19 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 5/19/15 on the Web. In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:Builder confidence dips two points to 54 in May, but still up sharply year-over-yearConsumer sentiment index falls in May in preliminary estimateIndustrial production fell in April for fifth straight monthEmpire State Manufacturing Survey shows slightly improvement in MayWant to advertise in the newsletter and reach over 130,000 readers? Contact National Sales Manager Nick Cosan at nkosan@penpubinc.com.www.metrointel.com
 
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    NHC Open House Blog

  • House subcommittee hearing debates role of rural housing programs

    21 May 2015 | 9:56 am
    by Rebekah King, National Housing ConferenceOn May 19, 2015, the Housing and Insurance Subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing on the future of housing in America and oversight of the Rural Housing Service (RHS), the division within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) which administers rural housing programs. Among the programs under review were the Section 502 direct and guaranteed loan programs for homeownership and Section 515 and 521 programs for rental housing. Two witnesses presented testimony: Mr. Tony Hernandez, administrator for the Rural Housing…
  • House Appropriations Committee approves FY 2016 THUD bill

    14 May 2015 | 1:12 pm
    By Rebekah King, National Housing Conference On May 13, the House Appropriations Committee approved the FY 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) bill. The mark-up session led to five amendments, but none made substantive changes to the bill. Much of the discussion at the mark-up echoed remarks from the subcommittee hearing but with more discussion of the need for sequestration relief and the lack of agreement among the committee to pass a bill that set spending levels above the Budget Control Act caps. Subcommittee Chair Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) described the bill as…
  • Improving social outcomes through housing and health

    8 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    by Nabihah Maqbool, National Housing ConferenceHaving finished my masters in public health last year at the University of Missouri, I have been fascinated with the proposition that all policies can affect a person’s health. I was given the opportunity to work with the National Housing Conference this semester as a research intern, allowing me to investigate some of the ways in which health intersects with housing and housing affordability. As nonprofit organizations increasingly seek to escape their silos to work with other sectors, new connections are being made to improve the wellbeing of…
  • Making a difference for the homeless through public-private partnerships

    7 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    by Christy Eaton, HomeAid Northern VirginiaNHC invites guest writers to write on important housing topics. The views expressed by guest writers do not necessarily reflect those of NHC or its members.There are more than 5,000 reported homeless individuals in Northern Virginia but only 1,065 shelter beds available. This means there are nearly 4,000 people who have been identified as not having a safe, stable place to live. Christy EatonWhat the statistics don’t tell us is that a number of families and individuals in jeopardy of becoming homeless find themselves in this situation because they…
  • What it means to be a movement

    5 May 2015 | 12:34 pm
    by Chris Estes, National Housing ConferenceLast week I had the opportunity to speak at a unique conference in Columbus, Ohio.  Hosted by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency and Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing, the Starting at Home Conference brought together researchers, developers, service providers, philanthropy and others involved in affordable housing and community development.  The focus was on the intersections between affordable housing and community revitalization, education and health. This intersection is exactly where NHC believes the affordable housing field needs to…
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    Real Estate News and Advice - realtor.com » News

  • Michael Jackson’s Onetime Neverland Lists for $100 Million

    Candace Taylor
    28 May 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Jason Kirk/Getty Images The California ranch once known as Neverland and owned by late pop star Michael Jackson is going on the market for $100 million. The Los Olivos property, about 40 miles from Santa Barbara, is now called “Sycamore Valley Ranch,” said Suzanne Perkins of Sotheby’s International Realty, who shares the listing with Harry Kolb of Sotheby’s and Jeffrey Hyland of Hilton & Hyland. The amusement park rides are gone, the agents said, as are the orangutans and elephant, though there is currently a llama on the property. The iconic floral clock, which spells out…
  • We Have the Inside Scoop on Joel Madden and Nicole Richie’s Hollywood Home for Sale

    Craig Donofrio
    28 May 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic Reality TV star Nicole Richie and her husband, Joel Madden, the lead vocalist for the pop-punk band Good Charlotte, have put their Los Angeles home up for sale at $3.5 million. The 6,300-square-foot house in Laurel Canyon has a unique architectural style that isn’t easy to pin down. “It’s a kind of Mid-Century Modern or bohemian. It’s an unusual style,” says listing agent Thomas Atamian. Built in 1914, the five-bedroom home has gone through at least two conversions over the past century. It was a single-family home that was converted into a five-unit…
  • New Jersey Devils Center Travis Zajac Lists His $2.2M Colonial in Millburn

    Craig Donofrio
    28 May 2015 | 12:52 pm
    Adam Hunger/Getty Images New Jersey Devils center Travis Zajac just listed his home in Millburn, NJ, for $2.2 million, but we don’t think he has a reason to leave the Garden State. Please, Mr. Postman Send me news, tips, and promos from realtor.com® and Move. Sign Up The Canadian-born player has taken a liking to New Jersey, where he has spent the entirety of his nine-year career on the ice. And it looks like he’ll be with the Devils until 2021, according to the eight-year, $46 million contract he signed with the team two years ago. Perhaps Zajac wants a new piece of…
  • Phillies Manager Ryne Sandberg Looks for a Big Win With $3.8M Phoenix Listing

    Angela Colley
    28 May 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Rich Schultz/Getty Images Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg is selling his classic ranch-style estate in Phoenix. The charming eight-bedroom home, located in the Camelback East area, is listed for $3.8 million. The first thing you’ll notice about this property is abundant curb appeal. Lush trees and landscaping surround this stately home. The crisp, white façade has a number of bay windows and a large second-story balcony. Curb appeal, Ryne Sandberg–style Curb appeal, Ryne Sandberg–style Inside, there’s plenty of living space—the home measures in at 6,235…
  • Pending Home Sales Hit a 9-Year Record in April, Says the NAR

    Lisa Selin Davis
    28 May 2015 | 7:31 am
    March was a banner month for pending home sales—those that are in contract but haven’t yet officially sold. Guess what? So was April, the National Association of Realtors® reported on Thursday. Home-buyer activity had increased 11% year over year by March; in April, it rose again for the fourth straight month, up 3.4% from the previous month, and 14% from a year earlier. That’s the highest level since 2006. And so the trend continues: Buyer activity on the rise, prices going up, mortgage rates inching up, inventory not climbing fast enough to meet demand. That last…
 
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    Web Real Estate Tools

  • Peter gets featured in Statewide MLS initiative video

    Peter Toner
    1 May 2015 | 11:50 am
    Data sharing in CA, a big problem … Art Carter of CRMLS has put together a campaign for aggregating data in California here: itsmybusiness.me It’s My Business emphasizes that technology has advanced enough so that it is not the barrier to data-sharing it once was. CRMLS says it has developed... Summary only - Visit our site for the full article!
  • New 2015 NAR Safety Course

    Peter Toner
    29 Apr 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Chris Polychron Announces New NAR Safety Course 2015 NAR President Chris Polychron announces the new 3-hour REALTOR® safety course that will be presented at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo on May 12, 2015 in Washington, D.C.   The post New 2015 NAR Safety Course appeared... Summary only - Visit our site for the full article!
  • 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!
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    Miami Beach Real Estate Blog

  • Just Listed | Trump Palace Tower Suite 5508 | Sunny Isles Beach Miami Luxury Condo

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

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

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

  • How to Predict Population Growth

    John Strishak
    19 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    I’m currently reading Dr. Peter Linneman’s “Real Estate Finance and Investments” and it includes some great information on how to predict population growth — the number one indicator of real estate price appreciation and rent growth. Here are some of my notes: Read the rest of How to Predict Population Growth » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2015 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate Investments. Your Premier Source for Turnkey Investment Property.
  • Choosing the Right Neighborhood

    Marco Santarelli
    12 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Classifying a neighborhood by “type”, or what many investors refer to as a “grade”, is typically nothing more than a subjective description.  Although most people will have a general idea of what is being referred to, in my experience it is usually nothing more than a qualitative rather than quantitative description. Read the rest of Choosing the Right Neighborhood » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2015 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate Investments. Your Premier Source for Turnkey Investment Property.
  • Why Invest Out-of-State?

    Marco Santarelli
    4 May 2015 | 3:00 pm
    The simple fact is that the best real estate opportunities are not always found in your neighborhood or local market.  You may have heard the saying, “all real state is local”.  Well, with over 400 markets around the United States, some markets become more favorable than others as they transition through their individual market cycles.  That means that at any given time there will be markets that offer you better opportunity in terms of cash-flow and/or appreciation potential. There are many advantages to investing in markets that make the most sense: Read the rest of Why Invest…
  • The Rise of Single-Family Rentals

    Aaron Terrazas
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:06 pm
    Over the past decade, almost all of the growth in America’s households has been driven by renters, especially renters of single-family residences (SFRs). Owning the stereotypical modest home with a white picket fence was long a hallmark of the suburban society that characterized the second half of the twentieth century (at least in the popular imagination).  But the foreclosure crisis triggered by the Great Recession made renters out of millions of former homeowners. Read the rest of The Rise of Single-Family Rentals » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate…
  • 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…
 
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    Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate News

  • Westridge Community Recent Home Sales in Lake Ridge VA?

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates)
    28 May 2015 | 6:16 am
    The Westridge Community sales have been brisk since the begining of the 2015! Westridge has always been a sought after community in the Lake Ridge Virginia area. 44 Homes have come on the market in 2015 and 29 of those homes are Under Contract or SOLD! Average days on market overall is 44 days, yet many homes sold in less thatn two weeks on the market. If you own a townhouse, since their are more choices, your days on market can be 90 days or longer. Why do  single family homes sell so fast in Westrdige Subdivision? Simple: developer paid close attention to to leaving as many trees as…
  • Coming Soon- One Bedroom,One Bath Rental in Lake Ridge Virginia $1200

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates)
    15 May 2015 | 7:17 am
    Have you ever just wished you could find a one bedroom, one bath home in Lake Ridge Virginia? Well wishes to come true!This condo is located in The Vinings on Cardamom Drive in Lake Ridge Virginia. Take a drive by, I think you will agree it is one of the nicest condo communities around. It has a park like setting.  Best of all you can walk to the Cardamom Drive pool, the Giant Shopping Center on Hedges Run, Starbucks,walk to the park on a summer day or catch the commuter bus to work in front of the community. The home is totally remodeled. It is larger than most two bedroom condo's in…
  • Four Bedroom, Four Bath, Two Car Garage Home For Sale For $350,000

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates)
    14 May 2015 | 3:31 am
    Just in...owner accepted an offer. Open House for May 16th 2015 has been canceled.When you are searching for a home under the $350,000 price range in the Woodbridge Virginia area.Finding a home with four bedrooms, three full and one half bath with a two car garage can be challenging if not impossible.Well  not today!Not only do The Twins Selling Real Estate have a great home listed FOR SALE in Woodbridge that you may like. I will be hosting an OPEN HOUSE this Saturday. Save the date!16903 Sea Lawn Pl in Woodbridge Virginia Under Contract in 14 days!OPEN HOUSE Saturday May 16th from 1pm to…
  • Where to find main level living homes in Prince William County VA?

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates)
    12 May 2015 | 9:58 pm
    Consumers just like you are searching for a main level living homes in the Prince William County Virginia area.Most people call and ask, When can I find such a home? Sometimes a person cannot do stairs anymore, or they are just ready to downsize from the huge luxury home, or they are ready for the Over 55 lifestyle. Regardless, most people are finding this search to be a challenging one.The challenge for many is, there are not enough around for the demand. As baby boomers age, more and more are thinking ahead and getting ready to downsize. The big question for many is where?I've read in…
  • 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…
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    Taunya Fagan Bozeman Real Estate Blog: SW Montana Homes: MLS Listings

  • Taunya Fagan Bozeman Luxury Real Estate Springhill

    Taunya Fagan, Montana Real Estate: Bozeman Luxury Real Estate: (PureWest Properties, Christie's Bozeman Real Estate)
    21 May 2015 | 4:42 pm
    3044 Sentinel Drive Drive, Bozeman Luxury Real Estate - Incredible Bozeman Home Value! Exquisitely Finished, 5800 sf, Former Bozeman, Montana Parade Home -- Main-Floor Luxury Master Suite With Fireplace -Soaring ceilings, walls of windows revealing magnificent Gallatin Valley and mountain views.- Mature Landscaping For Privacy -Enjoy the Chef's kitchen with granite counters, double ovens, prep island, huge pantry. Two Guest bedrooms and bonus room upstairs. The big hit may very well be the lower-level gym and theater room with patio access to hot tub.Expansive decking for…
  • 214 Quinn Creek Montana Elegant Bozeman Mountain Homes

    Taunya Fagan, Montana Real Estate: Bozeman Luxury Real Estate: (PureWest Properties, Christie's Bozeman Real Estate)
    5 May 2015 | 3:38 pm
    Elegant Montana Mountain Home Between Bozeman & Livingston MTNear Livingston Montana, 59047 - 2 Bedrooms - 3 Bathrooms - 3149 sq st - 18.2 Secluded Acres - Taunya Fagan Bozeman Real Estate High quality Montana mountain retreat on very private 18.23 acres with a creek and forest. Enjoy the Montana sunshine and great year-round access from this listing, offered on the Bozeman real estate MLS.This Bozeman area home's details include: 2" X 6" frame construction, corbond insulated, handmade, custom cabinets with soft close hinges, granite counters, six burner range, circle-sawn fir floors,…
  • Bozeman Homes Under Contract

    Taunya Fagan, Montana Real Estate: Bozeman Luxury Real Estate: (PureWest Properties, Christie's Bozeman Real Estate)
    29 Apr 2015 | 7:16 pm
    Taunya Fagan Bozeman Real Estate Listings Under ContractThese two Bozeman homes are under contract.Call me today and I'll accomplish the same for your Bozeman property.Taunya Fagan - Listing Bozeman Homes, Luxury Real Estate, Log Homes, Land, RanchesTaunya Fagan has had the privilege of serving Bozeman, Montana real estate sellers and buyers for over ten years, and is one of Bozeman's top real estate agents.Taunya has consistently been recognized as a top Realtor in Bozeman, Montana, SW Montana, and the Pacific Northwest, and offers you extensive experience locating distinctive Montana…
  • Today's Montana Real Estate Listings Week 2 June 2012 Taunya Fagan

    Taunya Fagan, Montana Real Estate: Bozeman Luxury Real Estate: (PureWest Properties, Christie's Bozeman Real Estate)
    6 Jun 2012 | 11:54 am
    Newest MT Real Estate Offerings: Bozeman MT Real Estate Listings - Includes all properties from the SW Montana MLS:  Montana Luxury Homes, Land, and Ranches.June 3 - 9, 2012 - Taunya Fagan Prudential Bozeman Realty, with daily listings from the SW Montana MLS: covering southwest Montana and featuring Montana log cabins, new homes, luxury properties from throughout SW Montana, giving you the advantage...Please see Bozeman Montana Real Estate Listings for all today's new listings from some of these Montana towns and cities: Alder, Amsterdam, Anaconda, Argenta, Bainville, Basin, Belfry,…
  • Just Listed Montana Real Estate May - June 2012 Taunya Fagan

    Taunya Fagan, Montana Real Estate: Bozeman Luxury Real Estate: (PureWest Properties, Christie's Bozeman Real Estate)
    29 May 2012 | 9:03 am
    Listed Today and This Week: Bozeman Montana Real Estate: Offering Bozeman Real Estate Listings, which includes all realty from the SW Montana MLS: Montana Luxury Homes, Land, and Ranches.May 27 - June 2, 2012 - Taunya Fagan Prudential Montana Realty, supplying listings each day from the Montana MLS: covering from Butte to Big Timber and featuring Montana log homes, new construction, and horse properties from southwest Montana, giving you the advantage...Please see Bozeman Montana Real Estate Listings for all today's new listings from some of these Montana towns and cities: Alder, Amsterdam,…
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    KW Blog

  • A Culture of Giving: Keller Williams Responds to Devastating Floods

    Keller Williams Realty International
    28 May 2015 | 3:49 pm
    Barely a week after RED Day, Keller Williams Realty’s global day of service, disaster struck in the form of ravaging floods in Texas and Oklahoma. The storms have left thousands homeless, caused millions of dollars in property damage and threaten more devastation to come. Keller Williams is answering the call. Keller Williams associates assist a homeowner in Wimberley, Tex., where the Blanco River rose more than 40 ft. For Keller Williams associates and family members who have suffered losses, KW Cares is providing emergency aid. (The KW Cares Crisis Line is being staffed 24/7. For…
  • Real Estate Is a Contact Sport – How to Win the Game

    Keller Williams Realty International
    27 May 2015 | 2:50 pm
    Distractions at work not only reduce productivity, they negatively impact your earning potential. As a real estate agent, your business is fueled by lead generation. You literally cannot afford to be distracted when you are lead generating. By understanding the BOLD Law, “All work expands to fill the time allowed,” and time-blocking to lead generate, you can deflect distractions and focus on getting more leads. This is critical for your business because real estate is a contact sport – the more contacts you make, the more money you earn. And remember: you’re the referee of…
  • Opportunities with Real Estate ISAs and OSAs

    Keller Williams Realty International
    21 May 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Keller INK’s research has shown that two key positions have gained prominence among top real estate agents: inbound/outbound sales associates and showing assistants. As with all team positions, these roles have unique challenges and opportunities in regard to hiring, compensating, training, and holding them accountable to results. The following information can help determine the value of adding these roles to your team as you grow your real estate businesses. The Inbound Sales Associate An “inbound sales associate” (ISA) is similar to a lead coordinator. This person is responsible…
  • Price Your Real Estate Listings to Sell

    Keller Williams Realty International
    20 May 2015 | 2:08 pm
    The first step toward selling real estate listings is finding the right price. There’s a sweet spot in price that maximizes the benefits to the buyer, the seller and the agent. Research can help you find the best price for your market, and from there, you can earn agreement from your seller by utilizing the proven techniques and pre-listing package guidelines discussed by agents Ron Wexler, Martin Bouma, Jodi Boxer, Lucy Thompson and Mark Hite at Family Reunion 2015. “I tell sellers that if you price a house right, you’ll sell it closer to the list price,” Chattanooga, Tenn.-based…
  • Hold the Umbrellas! A Look at GDP

    Keller Williams Realty International
    17 May 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Gross domestic product (GDP) is important to understand because it has a big impact on practically everything in the economy. When the economy is healthy (represented by GDP between 4-6 percent), for example, we normally see lower unemployment rates as labor demand increases to meet the growing economy. A negative GDP growth rate can forecast a recession. GDP grew by just 0.2 percent in the first quarter of 2015, which is below the 1 percent economists were expecting. In addition to unimpressive GDP growth in March, the trade deficit grew to $51.4 billion, which is a six-year high and could…
 
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    The Real Deal New York » Home Page

  • Jeff Koons buys Far West Side property for $5.5M

    Claire Moses
    28 May 2015 | 3:20 pm
    From left: Jeff Koons, Koons’ art and 620 West 52nd Street Contemporary artist Jeff Koons, known for his creative and exorbitantly-priced depiction of everyday objects, has bought a property on West 52nd Street, according to property records filed with the city Thursday. (more…)
  • Michael Jackson’s Neverland ranch hits market for $100M

    Claire Moses
    28 May 2015 | 1:55 pm
    From left: the former Neverland Ranch and Michael Jackson For $100 million, you can live like a king. The King of Pop, that is. (more…)
  • Saudi billionaire said to be buyer of $95M penthouse at 432 Park

    Tess Hofmann
    28 May 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Fawaz Al Hokair and the view from 432 Park (Credit: DBOX for CIM Group/Macklowe Properties) The buyer of the sky-high $95 million penthouse at 432 Park Avenue is a Middle Eastern billionaire, The Real Deal has learned, with sources pointing to Saudi Arabian retail magnate Fawaz Al Hokair. (more…)
  • Skanska-led group to helm $4B LaGuardia overhaul

    Rey Mashayekhi
    28 May 2015 | 12:55 pm
    LaGuardia Airport and Skanska’s Richard Cavallaro The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey selected a consortium led by Swedish construction firm Skanska to undertake a $4 billion overhaul of LaGuardia Airport’s Central Terminal. The agency announced Tuesday that it had chosen LaGuardia Gateway Partners – a group consisting of Skanska, airport operator Vantage Airport Group and a number of financial firms including Meridiam and Morgan Stanley – to refurbish the 1.3 million-square-foot terminal building. (more…)
  • Peter Fine picks up another Miami Beach home

    Mark Maurer
    28 May 2015 | 12:20 pm
    6342 North Bay Road in Miami Beach and Peter Fine From the South Florida website: New York real estate developer Peter Fine just acquired another waterfront home in Miami Beach for $9.5 million, with plans to raze it and develop a spec home, The Real Deal has learned.  (more…)
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    Northern Virginia Real Estate Blog

  • Northern Virginia – Retirement Paradise?!

    thebeltteam
    28 May 2015 | 11:40 am
    Is Northern Virginia “Retirement Paradise”? Just a few years ago, the original “baby boomers” hit what we used to call “retirement age” – the age of 65. People don’t necessarily retire at age 65 any more. But as Boomers age, they often start thinking about lifestyle changes. And one of those decisions involves finding the best place to retire. Based on our experience of working with seniors and soon-to-be-seniors (you are eligible to join AARP at age 50!), we’d like to offer up that Northern Virginia is the PERFECT retirement paradise.
  • Could You Lift A Couple of Hippos?

    thebeltteam
    26 May 2015 | 10:11 am
    The average female hippo weighs about 3,000 pounds. And the average male hippo weighs about 3,500 pounds. Do you think you could lift them? I know I couldn’t. At least not by myself. But teamwork makes the dreamwork. Earlier this month our KW McLean/Great Falls office celebrated RED DAY – a day where we totally step away from our computers, lap tops & apps – to give back to our local community. This year, as in years past, we collected urgently needed items to restock SHARE of McLean‘s food pantry. (Now, I can’t lie – we may have been negotiating a few…
  • 9704 Woodwind Way Vienna VA 22182 – Coming Soon from The Belt Team

    thebeltteam
    22 May 2015 | 11:56 am
    The Belt Team has listed 9704 Woodwind Way in Vienna. Stay tuned! It will be on the market soon. If you just can’t wait, call Kevin Kleifges at (703) 242-3975 for more details. Here’s a sneak peek! Search Vienna Homes $750,000 to $800,000 Search Vienna Homes $800,000 to $850,000 Search Vienna Homes $850,000 to $900,000 Vienna Real Estate Market Statistics FREE, Instant Online Home Valuation For more questions or for a specific update on YOUR neighborhood – call Kevin Kleifges & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 for a FREE Buyer or Seller Consultation. The Belt Team is…
  • 12000 Market St #151 Reston VA 20190 – Listed by The Belt Team & Open Sunday May 24

    thebeltteam
    22 May 2015 | 7:11 am
    This fabulous condo at The Savoy at Reston Town Center – 12000 Market St #151 Reston VA 20190 – is listed by The Belt Team and OPEN SUNDAY, May 24th from 2-4PM. Here’s a sneak peek: Price, details & LOTS more photos of 12000 Market St #151 Reston VA 20190 Call Terry Belt & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 Search Reston Condos For Sale $350,000 to $400,000 Search Reston Condos For Sale $400,000 to $450,000 Search Reston Condos For Sale $450,000 to $500,000 Reston Real Estate Statistics
  • 15 Arell Ct Alexandria VA 22304 – Open Sunday May 17

    thebeltteam
    15 May 2015 | 1:14 pm
    This gorgeous Quaker Village townhouse at 15 Arell Ct Alexandria VA 22304 is listed by The Belt Team and will be OPEN SUNDAY, 5/17, 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…
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    Corporate Real Estate

  • Deloitte Report | Evolving Cyber Risk in Commercial Real Estate

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

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

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

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

  • Sunridge South Home Values Rising, Still Below Austin Median Price…For Now!

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

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

    Cory Laurel
    21 May 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Our featured Austin neighborhood-of-the-week is one that is very popular with locals: Delwood. The Delwood neighborhood in East Austin is made up of Delwood I, II, and III with a smaller neighborhood, Wilshire Wood, often grouped with them. It is located just north of the Mueller Development, the old Mueller Airport, and Cherrywood. Most homes in ...
  • We Just SOLD 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 SOLD 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 ...
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    THE TENANT ADVISOR

  • Q1 2015 North American Office Highlights

    CoyDavidson
    28 May 2015 | 10:51 am
    Despite Q1 Slowdown, Office Market Still on Pace for Strong 2015 The 2015 Q1 North American Research & Forecast Office Report presents a comprehensive overview of the office segment of commercial real estate. Produced by the Colliers National Office Services group, the report assesses 92 markets in the U.S. and Canada, with a combined total […]
  • This Week in Healthcare Real Estate

    CoyDavidson
    22 May 2015 | 9:42 pm
    Healthcare Real Estate News from Across the Web Healthy Strategies for Repositioning Your Real Estate Assets As real estate investors and developers continue to look for ways to diversify their asset portfolios, healthcare tenancies are increasingly included in the discussion – often in places where one may never had foreseen until recently… Array Architects Jump […]
  • This Week’s Recommended Reading

    CoyDavidson
    22 May 2015 | 6:58 pm
    6 Articles to Read this Memorial Day Weekend These Are The New Rules of Work Work is increasingly both everywhere and nowhere—more deeply embedded in our lives than ever before, but disappearing as a discrete activity. The old rules of work applied to an economy of factories and offices… Fast Company Is This the Office of […]
  • This Week in the Economy

    CoyDavidson
    22 May 2015 | 6:04 pm
    Stocks Mixed for the Week All three of the major stock indexes recorded lackluster performances for the week. The Dow lost was down 0.22% for the week and the S&P advanced 0.16%. The tech heavy Nasdaq gained 0.81% in value for the week. Below are links to the top economic stories of the week for the United […]
  • Should I Be in Vegas for ICSC RECon?

    CoyDavidson
    18 May 2015 | 8:42 am
    Shopping Centers and Healthcare Real Estate Yesterday, the International Council of Shopping Center’s annual real estate conference, RECon kicked off in Las Vegas. RECon is the global convention for the shopping center industry and provides networking, deal making and educational opportunities for retail real estate professionals from around the world with over 34,000 attendees and […]
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    Learn Real Estate Investing | Lifestyles Unlimited

  • *Best-of Episode* (May 28, 2015) Putting More Of A Life Back In Your Life

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    28 May 2015 | 3:59 pm
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/09a3b47d91c0eb62bafcac7fb03ebc748fa9fdb3/LURadio1219142.mp3 *DEL WALMSLEY IS OUT LIVING THE LIFESTYLE, SO PLEASE ENJOY THIS EPISODE FROM OUR BEST-OF SERIES* If you haven’t heard of John Galt, the main character of the book Atlas Shrugged, then you haven’t yet gotten to glimpse a mind that is so radically different in terms of work ethic that it will shake you to your core. Without spoiling what in many ways is a groundbreaking novel, you should know that it uses this main character to effectively attack the idea of…
  • (May 27, 2015) The New Normal For Retirement Portfolio Returns

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    27 May 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/2980c0049dec77adbdcca37c2feafa91b290f690/LURadio052715.mp3 As you listen to today’s podcast, the words that continuously pierce through Del Walmsley’s delivery are “three percent is the new six percent.” Now, as you’ll hear, a myriad of factors play into these historically low yields that mirror what was seen during the Great Depression. But, hashing out those details is almost as helpful as actually reading the “writing on the wall.” It’s just a longer way to determine the…
  • (May 26, 2015) The Next Big Thing Is Here – Featuring Our New Consultant, David S!

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    26 May 2015 | 6:06 am
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/f7a4f4b9527cf9338c774d474d2f304426544afb/LURadio052615.mp3 As a persevering computer engineer, David worked himself to the head of his field to design many of the tech products we know of and rely on today. But, if you help lead the design of one of these sought-after devices, then naturally you’d be the best candidate to help make the next one…and the next one…and the next one, and so on until the next big thing your company unveils is your next big headache. So, he had to find a way out with only his wits…
  • (May 22, 2015) An Effective System Is An Effective Business

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    22 May 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/9c8a6cf357a5d4593114fc6d06bd216aa499735c/LURadio052215.mp3 Del Walmsley is an owner of 11 different businesses, which may not surprise the investors, entrepreneurs and colleagues he has come to meet over the years. But, what may surprise them is his dedication of an entire radio show to addressing their decline. Now, let us reassure any LU members who may be doing a double take at this very moment. Business is a booming! Still, there is never a moment where an entrepreneur, or an investor for that matter, is not tested by the…
  • (May 21, 2015) Leadership Starts With Lending A Hand – Featuring Our New Consultant, Kim M!

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    21 May 2015 | 3:32 pm
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/43f4ab045fe40c7a5ae934c0c7e78f560e99e7bf/LURadio052115.mp3 There is success in business and there is success in helping people. Do the job right and you will complete both at the same time. Some businesses understand this and far fewer have actually embedded this into their framework. But, Del Walmsley wanted to use experience as the guiding light of his company, and in order to do that, the experience of the Lifestyles Unlimited member had to be rich with integrity, with a care for others, and with mentors hardwired to the…
 
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  • 中洲漁港 釣り禁止

    admin
    16 May 2015 | 4:28 am
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    2 May 2015 | 1:04 am
    脱バイト生活をしようと思いハローワーク通い そんな生活だけどちょっと良いなと思う仕事を発見! バイトはしてるけど、ダラダラ生活になってて11時からとかバラバラな時間で働いてたからなー wiiスポーツ程度の運動を少ししかしてないから、体力的に不安 休みはまったり過ごそう・・・なーんてこと、多かったからなー 8時から行動するなんてしばらくは辛そう バイト生活が長かったから恋人に話したらビックリしてたけどねー…
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    1 Jan 2015 | 4:33 am
    最近は、腹が減っても我慢するということが、普通に出来るようになったんですが、太っていた時のことを思い出すと・・・ もうそれはそれは、スゴーク!腹が空きました。いくら痩せようって思っても、とにかく空腹感に堪えられなかったんです。 絶食して痩せようって思った時なんか7時と昼、全然食べなかったらめまいがするくらい腹空きましたよ。…
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    24 Dec 2014 | 5:28 am
    こないだ腹筋で打ちのめされたんだけど、ワキ腹やっつけないと、やばぃいいい!!! 明明後日、図書館行くんだけど・・・バテないようにしなくっちゃ。 14時からだからまだ良いけど、朝からだったらぐったりしてるかも(笑) 最近、休みとなるとまったりしようなーんてダレてたからなぁ~ まさに充電切れというカンジかもしれない。完全なるエネルギー不足。…
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    6 Dec 2014 | 5:03 am
    一週間位前本屋に立ち寄った時に、気になる本を見つけたから買って読んでるの。 それを友達が見たら・・・「似合わなーい」って 7キロ太ったって言いながら味噌豚骨ラーメン食べて「ダイエットしよっかなー」ってサントレックスを見せた自分の方が・・・似合わないだろー!!! しあさっても11時から美術館。 ちょっと池袋に行きたいところがあるから、よってもらうつもりだけどね。…
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    Your Home in Calgary - the Calgary Real Estate Market

  • Just Listed - 64 New Brighton Drive SE

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

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

  • Still paying the rent through checkbooks? Here’s a new way to do that.

    Property Management Software
    28 May 2015 | 11:51 pm
      Start Paying Rent Online Many tenants still pay their rents through the old check way but the majority of them has already switched to the electronic payment option. This is because it helps in saving the time for both the landlord and the tenant. Also, the transfers are direct without having to spend any time for waiting for postal service, as well as processing the cheque. Paying rent online is just making like paying the bill and since its launch in the market the sage of cheque has fall drastically particularly in the young millennial. But, still there is a subset that uses…
  • Make Government Subsidized Housing Go Smoke Free

    Property Management Software
    28 May 2015 | 11:33 pm
      Government Subsidized Housing Go Smoke The data released by the recent study suggests that the going smoke free in the government subsidized apartments would help in saving more than 400 million per year in costs related to housing and health care. Now, this is the amount that cannot be ignored. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) began the promotion of going smoke free back in 2009 for public housing and at the recent multifamily housing conference the issue was raised that the smoke free policy will be a discrimination against the people who smoke because they already…
  • Benefits When Residents Start Paying Rent Online

    Property Management Software
    28 May 2015 | 10:13 am
      Start Paying Rent Online Online rent payment option is being offered by many landlords and property managers and if you still haven’t implemented or still thinking mulling over whether this is a good idea or not then today we are going to give many reasons that will prove that how this digital method is offering many advantages that you have been missing till now. So, brace yourself to explore the benefits and advantages of the online payment option and give your business a pace that it has been lacking. Save staff member’s time Processing cheques, money orders and driving…
  • Tips for choosing the best rental management software

    Property Management Software
    28 May 2015 | 1:23 am
      Tips for choosing the rental management software Introduction Managing rental properties is hard no matter how pro you are at managing them. A little help here and there is always required. Therefore, choosing the right rental software program is essential to the success. Hence, today we are going to share some tips that will help you along the way in making decision about which software to use. 1. Focus on the features Choose the rental management system that works in your favor and has all the features that you desired because purchasing the software which is too complicated to use…
  • The Benefits of Video Tours for Landlords -Part 2

    Property Management Software
    28 May 2015 | 12:56 am
      Benefits of Video Tours for Landlords Welcome Back! In the last article, we have discussed about the need of the video tours as well as some of the benefits of having a video tour of your property. Let us now proceed further and catch up with the remaining benefits of video tours. •Better exposure: You expect more of exposure to your property when you are leasing your property. Video tour is a real help to you in this. It will give great way of letting all the local residents know about your property, especially to those who are interested in your property but cannot schedule a…
 
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    30A Luxury Homes

  • Prominence: The Hottest New Community of Luxury Homes along 30A

    Joy
    26 May 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Prominence: The Hottest New Community of Luxury Homes along 30A Nestled between Camp Creek and Deer Lake State Park on the north side and south side of Scenic Highway 30A, and adjacent to Watersound Beach on the east side, The Town of Prominence is set to be the next most sought-after location for NEW 30A luxury homes for sale. Buyers looking for luxury homes along 30A can choose from different types of homes in the Town of Prominence – from single family homes, townhomes, and triplex units. Construction is already underway, on the north and south sides of 30A, and will be divided into…
  • Top Things to Do and Places to Enjoy in Seaside FL

    Joy
    18 May 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Top Things to Do and Places to Enjoy in Seaside FL Seaside is one of the most sought after communities to buy 30A luxury homes. Seaside is known for its idyllic setting, with pastel homes along 30A set against pristine beaches of the Emerald Coast. Whether you are a 30A resident or a tourist, you will definitely enjoy what Seaside has to offer when it comes to dining, recreation, and shopping. Dining Seafood is the main dish in Seaside. If cooking your own food is your thing and you love fresh fish and shellfish, check out Goatfeathers II Seafood Market which is located in Seagrove Beach just…
  • How to Have a Truly Memorable Memorial Day Weekend Along 30A

    Joy
    12 May 2015 | 11:33 am
    How to Have a Truly Memorable Memorial Day Weekend Along 30A Memorial Day weekend on 30A is 4 days of fun along the pristine beaches of the Emerald Coast. Tourists and residents of 30A luxury homes look forward to this annual celebration as a chance to unwind and enjoy the scenic views and fun events on 30A with family and friends. Kick off the summer with a special Memorial Day Weekend Celebration in Seaside from May 23 to 25. Grab your blankets and head on to the Seaside Amphitheater and enjoy a movie with your family under the stars followed by live music and fireworks over the Gulf. There…
  • Visit 30A’s Natural Wonders: The Coastal Dune Lakes

    Joy
    6 May 2015 | 11:22 am
    Visit 30A’s Natural Wonders: The Coastal Dune Lakes If you want to see a very rare natural phenomena, check out the Coastal Dune Lakes along 30A. Coastal Dune Lakes are very rare that they can only be found in a few locations including Madagascar, Australia, New Zealand, and South Walton, Florida. In fact, there are 15 named coastal dune lakes along South Walton’s 26-mile coastline. Who would have thought your 30A luxury home would be near to these amazing and rare natural treasures? 30A’s coastal dune lakes were formed by winds that redistributed the sand, creating shallow lakes in the…
  • The Most Important Things to Look for When Buying A 30A Luxury Home for Sale

    Joy
    29 Apr 2015 | 10:02 am
    The Most Important Things to Look for When Buying A 30A Luxury Home for Sale If you are buying a 30A luxury home for sale as a vacation home, an investment property or as a 2nd home, there are certain things you need to look for when selecting a beach property. The main driving factors for most homebuyers when it comes to choosing beach property is location and price. While access to the beach and amazing views are also important to 30A luxury home buyers, other factors such as size, proximity to important amenities/services, and possible saltwater corrosion should also be considered when it…
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    REJournals.com

  • Pircher, Nichols & Meeks hires new associate

    Staff Writer
    29 May 2015 | 12:51 am
    Elizabeth Massaro Elizabeth Massaro has joined law firm Pircher, Nichols & Meeks as an associate in the company’s Chicago office. Before joining Pircher, Nichols & Meeks, Massaro worked as a tax associate at Sidley Austin, LLP. She had a background in drafting and negotiating tax provisions for asset and stock purchase agreements; partnership agreements, including joint ventures; and credit agreements. Massaro also has experience representing investors in affordable housing projects generating low-income housing tax credits.
  • The Dickman Company sells 28,000-square-foot industrial building in Wisconsin

    Staff Writer
    29 May 2015 | 12:05 am
    The Dickman Company, Inc./CORFAC International, closed the sale of a 28,500-square-foot Industrial building at 1420 Ellis St. in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Top Shelf Waukesha II, LLC purchased the building from RF Waukesha, LLC. Samuel M. Dickman, Jr., Samuel D. Dickman and Nick Keys of The Dickman Company, Inc. represented the seller and Teri Bell from JLL represented the buyer.
  • Irongate Management wins 17 awards from Apartment Association of Kansas City

    Staff Writer
    29 May 2015 | 12:02 am
    Nia Walters Irongate Management, LLC, a manager of multifamily properties throughout the United States, received 17 Crystal Merit Awards from the Apartment Association of Kansas City. The awards were presented at the organization’s Crystal Merit Awards Banquet at the Overland Park Convention Center. Four different Irongate properties won a combined 14 awards. The company and its corporate team earned three awards. “As the leading local multifamily association, the AAKC sets the apartment standard in Kansas City,” said Nia Walters, Irongate’s regional vice president, in a written…
  • The Boulder Group sells Walgreens in Missouri

    Staff Writer
    28 May 2015 | 11:56 pm
    The Boulder Group has completed the sale of a single-tenant Walgreens property at 2261 S. Sterling Ave. in Independence, Missouri, for $4.675 million. The 18,000-square-foot Walgreens building is located at the heavily trafficked signalized intersection of East 23rd Street and South Sterling Avenue, which experiences traffic counts in excess of 42,000 vehicles per day. Randy Blankstein and Jimmy Goodman of The Boulder Group represented both the seller and purchaser in the transaction. The seller was a Midwest-based institution and the buyer was a Miami-based high-net-worth investor. There are…
  • NorthMarq Capital closes $4.7 million loan for pair of apartment communities in Omaha

    Staff Writer
    28 May 2015 | 11:44 pm
    Jason Kinnison, senior vice president of NorthMarq Capital’s Omaha-based regional office, closed a $4.7 million refinance of the Four Season’s Apartments and South Park Apartments in Omaha. NorthMarq arranged financing for the borrower through its seller-servicer relationship with Freddie Mac.
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  • Rental Market Forecast

    Vanessa Naranjo
    28 May 2015 | 8:26 am
    It looks like the western and southern apartment markets will lead the way in highest rental revenue and job growth. A recent five year forecast conducted by the experts at Axiometrics showed the”long-term cumulative rental revenue and job growth forecasts for 2015-2020 for 54 of the markets that Axiometrics tracks.” Click below to see what the future holds for the rental industry. Read the full article here
  • Where Can Recent Grads Afford Rent?

    Vanessa Naranjo
    21 May 2015 | 8:29 am
    Graduation season is on the horizon and with that comes a flood of college graduates on the prowl for a job and place to live. The experts at Trulia “set out to help new grads find areas where they can afford to rent and still have some money left over to pay back their student loans.” Their findings identified the top 5 metros with the most affordable rents. Click below to read more about where recent grads can afford rent. Read the full article here
  • Is your Office as Green as it could be?

    Mary Girsch-Bock
    19 May 2015 | 8:26 am
    While many property managers have consciously made changes in their daily habits to save energy and reduce their carbon footprint, are you doing as much as you can to make your office a little greener? If you feel like you’d like to make a greater environmental impact, here are some suggestions to try in your office: Regulate the temperature. By keeping the thermostat a little lower in the winter or a little higher in the summer, you can save energy and money. Rather than using space heaters in the winter, which consume a great deal of electricity, simply keep a sweater handy. You may also…
  • Millennials are on the Move

    Vanessa Naranjo
    14 May 2015 | 9:07 am
    Generation Y is known for a great deal of things – tech-savvy, environmentally conscious, self-expression – that make them a unique bunch. A recent survey held by Rent.com revealed one more thing that this generation is know for: “They’re a generation of movers.” Click below to read more about the reasons behind this latest discovery. Click here to read the full article
  • Property Management Turning Challenges into Opportunities

    Marc Courtenay
    12 May 2015 | 8:57 am
    As the property management business continues to evolve in this ever-changing world there will always be challenges. “Challenges” are what successful managers call problems and crises. Inherent in every challenge is a solution. Hidden in the emotional mire of a crisis are a number of easily overlooked opportunities. Are you adroit at turning these “lemons” into “lemonade”? Recently I interviewed a long-time property manager who has great instincts on this topic. She identified one challenge that all of us can relate with. I’m referring to the ongoing need to keep your clients,…
 
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    Select Property

  • 65% of property investors are purchasing new assets

    Steven Sedgwick
    29 May 2015 | 1:43 am
    Property is generating record returns, so investors and landlords want to buy more of it this year. Summary: Two-thirds of UK property investors believe they’ll purchase new assets this year Conditions in the rental market are leading to ever-increasing yields With the average property generating over £8,000 a year, will more investors start to diversify with real estate? The vast majority of property investors and landlords in the UK will be looking to add further buy-to-let properties to their portfolio within the next six months. According to new research, 65% of landlords will buy at…
  • Student property demand to be even greater by end of 2015?

    Gareth Marshall
    28 May 2015 | 8:21 am
    As David Cameron reiterates his stance on international student numbers, will the emphasis on quality PBSA drive the appeal of student property investment? “No cap on the number of overseas students who come and study at our universities.” The message was clear. Prime Minster David Cameron and his newly formed Conservative government have no plans to curb the number of students coming from across the world to gain a British education. This declaration was made in a speech at the Home Office following the publication of the latest UK net migration figures. In 2014, figures reached 318,000…
  • Glasgow rent growth the highest in Scotland

    Gareth Marshall
    28 May 2015 | 2:43 am
    The country’s largest city saw a 5% year-on-year growth in rental rates, with the Scottish property market as a whole performing strongly. Summary: Scotland’s buy-to-let market recorded its fastest year-on-year increase in rental rates in April, growing by 1.6% Performance was strongest in Glasgow and Clyde with a 5.0% growth in rent prices over April 2014 The performance of the private rented sector was recently highlighted as one of the key reasons to invest in Glasgow Property investors in Scotland’s buy-to-let market have enjoyed a growth in monthly rental rates in the past 12…
  • UAE expats making money from buoyant UK property market

    Steven Sedgwick
    28 May 2015 | 2:28 am
    British expats living in the UAE have been some of the first investors to realise returns in the UK property market are outperforming most other markets. Summary: British expats in the UAE are keen to make property investments in the UK Rents in the UK are at record highs and regional cities are outperforming London Many overseas buyers see the value currently on offer in the UK’s residential and student market British expats in the UAE are making UK real estate investments in increasing numbers. Offshore bank, Skipton International, highlighted the rising yields on offer in the UK property…
  • Want to learn how to invest like a bank?

    Steven Sedgwick
    27 May 2015 | 6:16 am
    It’s a dream of many people to have their money work harder than they do. We’d all prefer to spend our days sipping from champagne flutes rather than the office’s coffee cups, but investment is not always straightforward. Do you often feel you’ve overlooked something crucial when considering your next investment? Are you wracked with uncertainty when headlines mention a Fed interest rates rise or how much precious metal prices will be affected by slowing Chinese economic data? Investment shouldn’t be a cause of concern and if your blood pressure is rising quicker than your net worth…
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    ERA Wilder Realty

  • ERA Wilder Realty Raises Money for MDA

    Elza Hayen
    27 May 2015 | 9:55 am
    Columbia, S.C., May 27, 2015 – Members of ERA Wilder Realty recently kicked off their annual fundraising effort for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Each office is participating in the ERA MDA Summer Camp Challenge and handles planning an event or fundraiser to reach their goal of sending children to camp. Always willing to support a worthy cause, Charleston ERA Wilder Realty agent, Robin McKenzie and her husband Roy rallied. Their fundraising efforts will allow them to send a child to MDA Summer Camp through a $1300 donation, honoring McKenzie’s late Broker, James Harper, who…
  • ERA Wilder Realty Welcomes New Broker in Lexington

    Elza Hayen
    22 May 2015 | 8:09 am
    Lexington, S.C. May 20, 2015 – ERA Wilder Realty welcomes Sally Rymer Hoard as the new broker in charge at their Lexington office. In her new leadership role, Hoard will be providing knowledge and opportunities to train and serve others.  Hoard and her family have lived in the Columbia, South Carolina area for more than 34 years. She has two children, a son and daughter, and one granddaughter.  During Hoard’s years in the area, she has offered her expertise as Counselor and Mentor in many ways.  Along with the Board of her local church, she founded a private Christian School.  She…
  • Intern Spotlight: Kathleen Whitesides

    Kathleen Whitesides
    18 May 2015 | 10:11 am
    Hi! My name is Kathleen Whitesides and I am a rising junior at Clemson University where I am studying Marketing. I am excited to broaden and sharpen my marketing skills this summer while interning with ERA Wilder Realty, where I will be working underneath Elza Hayen, who is a social media expert. When I think of real estate in marketing terms, questions such as these come to mind: how can we target our audiences? How can we make clients feel special? What can we do to go above and beyond? It is these kinds of questions that came to my mind when my family went through the buying and selling…
  • ERA Wilder Realty Welcomes New Broker in Irmo

    ERA Wilder Realty
    18 Mar 2015 | 9:31 am
    Columbia, SC March 18, 2015 – ERA Wilder Realty has recently designated Stuart Reynolds as the new Broker in Charge (BIC) of the Irmo office.  In his leadership role, Stuart will provide knowledge and opportunities to train and serve others.  Reynolds worked in real estate law firms and title companies for many years, performing every task necessary to facilitate a real estate closing. It was there that he gained a comprehensive understanding of real estate transactions and the closing process. “I am very proud to be a South Carolinian and I love living in our capital city of…
  • It`s a Wireless World After All

    Elza Hayen
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:44 am
    When it comes to communication, we`re living in an increasingly untethered and online world. A report issued by the Cellular Telephone Industry Association (CTIA) notes that there were nearly 293 million subscribers to wireless services as of June 2010 in the United States alone, 93 percent of the U.S. population, versus 66 percent just five years ago. If that sounds like a lot, the CTIA report noted it`s just a fraction of about 2.3 billion subscribers to wireless mobile services worldwide, or just over 34 percent of the planet`s population. The move to the Web is no less dramatic. A leading…
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    Salt Spring Island Real Estate

  • May 2015, Market Analysis

    saltspringislandrealestate@gmail.com ( Li Read)
    1 May 2015 | 10:55 am
    May 2015, Market Analysis “Been down so long it looks like up to me”…. The real estate song in all secondary home/discretionary markets, during the past 7 years? Perhaps. Important when shift happens to be treading water in the current of change. No looking in the rear view mirror. The recovery will become more even-handed The upward shift may have begun in October last year, but slowly slowly. By February of this year, the uptick consistently strengthened in the entry level residential category. Salt Spring Island Two years ago, the majority of sales were below 450,000.
  • 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…
 
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    rentBits Blog

  • Austin Rental Market: Shopaholics Searching for Style Will Love Onion Creek

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

  • Price reduction on 5227 Denny in Noho -- now listed at $430,000. Plus bonus for buyers.

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

    21 May 2015 | 10:58 am
    This beauty is 5227 Denny, #101 and it's in the rapidly developing area of North Hollywood Arts District. Features include a front-facing unit, huge kitchen that opens to the sunlit living room, long Caesarstone countertops, glass tile backsplash, bamboo floor, custom paint throughout, decorator window treatments throughout, high ceilings, fireplace, and big, sleek bathrooms with modern fixtures. 2 balconies allow for barbecuing and gardening. This unit has 2 dedicated, private storage rooms downstairs and the building has a bike room, too. Security bldg with guest parking, too. Close to the…
  • Movies about real estate: "5 Flights Up"

    17 May 2015 | 1:57 pm
    Today's New York Times has an article about a new Diane Keaton-Morgan Freeman film, "5 Flights Up."  Link here.  I hadn't heard of the movie, but it's apparently about a late-middle-aged couple who are selling their Brooklyn apartment.  And making an unexpected fortune, of course.  And naturally, there's at least one venal, grasping Realtor in the film, because hey, that's who we are. Or who Hollywood thinks we are (don't get me started on who we think they are).  But I guess there would be no story if there wasn't a bad Realtor guy driving the action.
  • Transactions that close and ones that don't close -- yes, it happens

    7 May 2015 | 4:40 pm
    The media always makes it sound like everything is coming up roses for all Realtors, right? Nope.  Here are some recent cancellations and what happened and why.1. A home in Eagle Rock.  This was a great flip on a hill.  It was really nice inside and inspected really well.  Then we had a geologic engineer come to take a look at the hill and foundation.  There was a foundation settlement difference of over 4".  The city of L.A. only allows 1.5".  My buyer clients gave it some thought and decided to cancel.  They were broken-hearted, but that kind of stuff…
  • Not such great experiences with Beverly Hills agents lately

    27 Apr 2015 | 3:32 pm
    I've had lots of contact with Beverly Hills agents over the last many months.  Many of their clients are -- gasp! -- coming to the SFV for more affordable real estate and good schools.  And the experiences have not all been pleasant.I think they think we're rubes and peasants out here.  And courtesy is in short supply.  So is thoroughness and research.  But I guess if you only sell bajillion dollar listings, the more-affordable market here is pretty bush-league for you.  And buyers, why would you hire a Bev Hills or Westside Realtor if you're looking way outside…
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    ReTechulous

  • Adding Facebook Retargeting To A Funnel That’s Already Performing Well (Strategy Session 5/27/2015)

    Ryan
    27 May 2015 | 3:24 pm
  • (21 Leads for $7.86 with 12 “2nd Step Surveys” Filled Out) Strategy Session 5/20

    Ryan
    20 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Key Points: The "Foreclosure" Offer Works Great -- If you don't want to run around investors and first time investors all day, just target your Facebook ad to known homeowners, like we did here. "2nd Step Survey" Page sifts out some hotter leads -- cc your lender and let them hand back the good ones The Drip Campaign will do a lot of the heavy lifting, but sending interesting properties via "blast" emails will up conversions. The nuts and bolts of this funnel is available for "1 Click Copy" in your Retechulous Provided email account. We usually don't like agent names and pictures in business…
  • Using “Prupelr” To Do SMS Based Lead Gen & Incubation For Your Real Estate Business (Strategy Session 5/13/2015)

    Ryan
    14 May 2015 | 8:02 am
    Use promo code "retech" at http://prupelr.com/retech
  • Closing Gift Idea, “Additional Affiliate Income Streams” (Strategy Session 5/6/2015)

    Ryan
    7 May 2015 | 5:53 am
    Click Here To Open The Doc In A New Window :20 - New Funnel In Lead Barrel 3:00 - Reminder Single Property Facebook Ads Work 4:30 - Rental Leads Example 8:45 - Mike's "Essential Oils" Closing Gift Approach 13:45 - "Why" Give This Kind Of Closing Gift 17:00 - Send Out Cards - How Andrew Robinson uses to put influencers into his sphere of influence. 20:20 - GetClicky.Com - Analytics service with an instant affiliate program 22:00 - Other Affiliate Ideas (WordPress themes, hosting) 24:30 - Make "pennies" with Amazon Books (use as follow up email content) 26:00 - Send Real Estate Investing…
  • “Special Real Estate Alerts” (Funnel Template Added To Lead Barrel)

    Ryan
    6 May 2015 | 8:20 am
    This one's a little more "long form" with a lot of text so it might not convert as well as some of our other templates. But the leads it generates should be a little more motivated and higher quality. Watch the video then login to your Retechulous provided Lead Barrel account and "copy from vine" to start using this today if you want... [Copying will load the first page, 2nd step survey, and intitial autoresponder email into your account instantly. WHOMP :)] (sorry for crappy audio on vid -- Love my toshiba chromebook but microphone audio = not too nice...)
 
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    NeilSchwartz.net

  • Are You Doing Your Best?

    Neil Schwartz
    26 May 2015 | 8:22 pm
    Giving your best to yourself and your business should not be an occasional event. Watch now and learn what giving your best looks like.Related Posts:Sales Meeting 12-15-2014, Business is Waiting For YouPersistence Pays!Being Persistent with Annabelle PachechoOur Greatest Weakness lies in Giving... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Are You Building Your Knowledge?

    Neil Schwartz
    24 May 2015 | 4:59 pm
    Every successful real estate agent you know was not born an expert. Watch now and learn how to jump start your business and keep it moving forward.Related Posts:Running Through the Finish Line with Annabelle PachecoAre You Building Your Skills?Upgrade to ProfessionalAre You Paying Your Dues?Are You... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • A Detailed Plan On The Steps to Earn a Million Dollars a Year in Real Estate

    Neil Schwartz
    21 May 2015 | 9:00 am
                      Join Neil Schwartz for A Detailed Plan On The Steps to Earn a Million Dollars a Year in Real Estate! Join us for a webinar on May 26, 2015 at 9:10 AM PDT. Register now! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/844108637300771329 Neil... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Are You Playing Too Small?

    Neil Schwartz
    18 May 2015 | 8:08 pm
    One of the biggest mistakes you can make is second guessing yourself. Watch now and learn why high expectations and confidence are critical to your success.Related Posts:Need More Self Confidence?Can You Take Small Steps?Do You Want More?Are You Really Prepared?Are You Limiting Yourself? [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Do You Want To Achieve More?

    Neil Schwartz
    12 May 2015 | 7:57 pm
    If you want to achieve more it is important to take time each evening to review what you set out to do and what you actually accomplished. Watch now and learn the value of working on improving yourself.Related Posts:Why Are Some People More Successful Than Others?Do You Want to be Empowered?6 Month... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    findwell Blog

  • We need time to decide. Will the seller let us know if they get another offer on their house?

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

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

    findwell
    20 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    How do I check a home for asbestos? findwell agent Matt Martel answers in this installment of Ask an Agent. Q: How do I check for asbestos? So if you think your home has asbestos in it, the home that you’re planning to purchase, to test for it, say for example it has popcorn ceilings, you would need to take a sample of that popcorn ceiling and bring it to a lab. There’s a number of labs in the area that will test it for you for about $30. It will take about 2 days and they will tell you if you have asbestos or not. But you need to bring a sample of the material that you suspect has the…
  • What is included when I buy a house?

    findwell
    14 May 2015 | 10:07 am
    What is included when I buy a house? findwell agent, Lauren GeRoy, answers in this installment of Ask an Agent. Q: What is included when I buy a house? When you make an offer on a property your agent will help you determine which appliances are, in fact, included in the property. Typically the stove, range, microwave, garbage disposal, and dishwasher would be included in the home. Often times, the seller may want to keep the washer/dryer possibly the refrigerator so sometimes those aren’t included. Anything that’s attached to the property like blinds, curtains, light fixtures are all…
  • What is a sewer scope and why is it important when buying a house?

    findwell
    12 May 2015 | 10:32 am
    What is a sewer scope and why is it important when buying a house? findwell agent Michael Schafer answers in this installment of Ask an Agent. Q: What is a sewer scope and why is it important when buying a house? A sewer scope is a type of inspection where you hire a sewer company to come out and run a scope which is a camera on the end of a hose all the way down the sewer line from the house out to the sewer main. It’s very important to do one because you obviously have no idea what is going on in that sewer line until there’s a problem. When buying a house it’s important to inspect…
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    NuWire Investor: RealEstateInvestment

  • Boomers moving on…but who will move in?

    28 May 2015 | 7:05 am
    After the dire years of the economic crisis, the housing market has enjoyed a reprieve but as the Baby Boomer generation edge closer to retirement their decisions will have a large impact on the sector. According to Forbes ‘…there are between 8,000 and 10,000 Baby Boomers reaching age...
  • Existing Homes Sales Down In April, But Prices Still Heading Up

    27 May 2015 | 6:17 am
    Despite properties in the United States typically selling faster than at any time since July 2013, existing home sales slowed in April, the latest data shows. But sales remained above an annual sales pace of five million for the second straight month, according to the report from the National Association...
  • Chinese Companies Buying Up U.S. Real Estate

    26 May 2015 | 6:17 am
    Like the Japanese before them, big Chinese companies are increasingly becoming property owners in the U.S. and other countries. Major Chinese conglomerates, once largely unknown outside of their home country, have invested in everything from golf courses in Myrtle Beach, S.C., to British automaker...
  • Rents Growing Faster Than Home Prices In U.S.

    22 May 2015 | 6:15 am
    Residential rents in the United States grew 4% year on year in April, overtaking home values growth which was at an annual rate of 3%, the latest data shows. It means that rents grew at their fastest pace in two years in April, and surpassed home value growth in 20 of the 35 largest US housing markets...
  • Commercial Property's Path To Recovery

    21 May 2015 | 6:20 am
    The US commercial real estate market still faces its share of challenges but property agents specializing in the sector are confident that marked improvement seen over the last year will continue. At a commercial economic issues and trends forum National Association of Realtors chief economist Lawrence...
 
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    Chicago Agent Magazine

  • Pending Home Sales Soar in April to Highest Level since May 2006

    James Bellandi
    28 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Pending Home Sales Soar in April to Highest Level since May 2006 was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. April’s pending home sales add positive note, but caution still necessary Pending home sales... Pending Home Sales Soar in April to Highest Level since May 2006 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.
  • David Weekley Building Homes in Barrington and Glenview

    James Bellandi
    28 May 2015 | 7:21 am
    David Weekley Building Homes in Barrington and Glenview was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. David Weekley Homes has announced plans to begin developing a total of 91 homes... David Weekley Building Homes in Barrington and Glenview 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.
  • Manvel, Texas Home Goes Big

    Chicago Agent
    27 May 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Manvel, Texas Home Goes Big was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Texas is known for its big hair, big personalities and large size in general,... Manvel, Texas Home Goes Big 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.
  • Chicago’s Top-Selling Neighborhoods

    Peter Thomas Ricci
    27 May 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Chicago’s Top-Selling Neighborhoods was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. What neighborhood housing markets in the city of Chicago saw the most home sales... Chicago’s Top-Selling Neighborhoods was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine - For the well-informed real estate professional, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area.
  • Chicagoland Home Prices Bounce Back in New Case-Shiller

    Peter Thomas Ricci
    27 May 2015 | 9:16 am
    Chicagoland Home Prices Bounce Back in New Case-Shiller was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Have Chicagoland home prices in finally turned the corner? Home prices in the Chicagoland... Chicagoland Home Prices Bounce Back in New Case-Shiller 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, May 22/15

    Sara MacLennan
    22 May 2015 | 11:12 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: 561 (676, 699, 539) # Sales: 336 (375, 310, 345) Ratio: 60% (55%, 44%, 64%) # Price Changes: 368 (394, 378, 349) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 168 (146, 311, 284) Net loss/gain […]
  • Creative Ways to Decorate a Home With Chalkboard Paint

    James White
    19 May 2015 | 6:05 pm
    Chalkboard paint is all the rage now. It comes in a variety of colors, so you aren’t stuck with plain old black. It’s become such a popular choice partially because it is so easy to work with. It requires virtually no preparation, since it adheres to almost any surface – including glossy paints. With almost […]
  • Weekly Market Update, May 15/15

    Sara MacLennan
    15 May 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Here is our update on the Edmonton real estate market. (Previous week’s numbers are in brackets). For the past 7 days: New Listings: 676 (699, 539, 608) # Sales: 375 (310, 345, 334) Ratio: 55% (44%, 64%, 55%) # Price Changes: 394 (378, 349, 330) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 146 (311, 284, 135) Net loss/gain […]
  • Hard-To-Finance Homes

    Gordon McCallum
    12 May 2015 | 3:25 pm
    From time to time we come across properties that are difficult, if not impossible, to finance – even for very well qualified buyers. This is often a source of frustration for home buyers who have great, well-paying jobs, excellent credit, plenty of equity for a down payment and all of their ducks in a row. […]
  • Weekly Market Update, May 8/15

    Sara MacLennan
    8 May 2015 | 9:43 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: 699 (539, 608, 653) # Sales: 310 (345, 334, 292) Ratio: 44% (64%, 55%, 45%) # Price Changes: 378 (349, 330, 371) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 311 (284, 135, 214) Net loss/gain […]
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    aBetterOffice

  • Why Managers Should Work in Open Office Space

    Jennifer LeClaire
    28 May 2015 | 2:30 pm
    NEW YORK – It makes sense. Including management in an open workplace environment improves corporate culture. So says a new Ethisphere-JLL survey on the Influence of Workplace Design & Practices on the Ethical Environment of over 200 survey participants. The report data yields five noteworthy observations: open workspace environments are gaining favor among companies; including management in an open workplace environment improves corporate culture; open workspaces may reduce employee misconduct; employees who work from home commit less misconduct; you need to create an open workspace…
  • Premier Opens Alternative Workspace in Iconic Miami Office Tower

    Jennifer LeClaire
    28 May 2015 | 1:18 am
    MIAMI – Premier Business Centers is opening executive office suites in Miami. This new Miami business center marks the largest privately owned executive office suites operator’s second South Florida office space.   Located in the iconic class A Miami Tower, the new 11,406-square-foot serviced office space is located at 100 SE 2nd Street. The business center will offer clients 38 private executive office spaces, two conference rooms, a day office, a kitchen, and a reception area to conduct their business in. “We are excited to have the opportunity to open a new office center in…
  • Are You Annoying Everyone in Your Coworking Office Space?

    Jennifer LeClaire
    23 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    MIAMI – There are no lack of opinions on the coworking world. Some are convinced it’s the best thing since sliced bread. Others are trying to cut off the annoying crust. I came across an article on The Atlantic City Lab from Jessica Leigh Hester that offered some great advice for coworkers. The article is called: 5 Ways to Avoid Annoying Everyone in Your Co-Working Space. These could be important revelations considering the rise of the office-less workplace. Wix and Officevibe put together a survey that reveals 40 percent of the workforce will be freelancers, temps, independent…
  • 3 Really Annoying Office Worker Habits That Drive People Crazy

    Jennifer LeClaire
    22 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    NEW YORK – Serviced office brand Orega just came out with a list of annoying office habits that workers can’t stand. If you are doing any of these things in your executive office suites, please stop immediately! “Chatty co-workers driving you mad? Or is it the food that stinks out the office, or getting dragged into 8am meetings? When it comes to office peeves, everyone’s got something to say,” the firm says. “In a survey of more than 1,000 people, we let the British public spill the beans on the most annoying corporate crimes in the UK. Here’s what they had to…
  • You Won’t Believe These 11 Coworking Office Space Statistics

    Jennifer LeClaire
    21 May 2015 | 2:02 am
    ATLANTA – Wix and Officevibe have put together a list of statistics that could make you want to leave your cubicle. In fact, the infographic is called “11 Incredible Coworking Statistics That Will Make You Leave Your Cubicle.” Could it be true? Could these 11 statistics change your way of work? Let’s take a look and you can decide for yourself. 1. 40% of the workforce will be freelancers, temps, independent contractors, and solopreneuers by 2020. That’s just a given fact. This is not wishful thinking and it’s not a new movement. 2. 70% of coworkers reported they felt healthier…
 
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    Notorious R.O.B.

  • Realtor.com Tries to Get the Balance Right

    Rob Hahn
    25 May 2015 | 1:47 pm
    Without question, the big topics coming out of NAR Midyear Legislative Meetings were  about RPR-AMP, Upstream, and the future of the MLS. I’ve already written a few posts about them, and expect to write more in the future. But lost in all of that was a big rebrand and relaunch by Move of Realtor.com. For […]
  • What is the MLS, Post-AMP?

    Rob Hahn
    22 May 2015 | 9:19 am
    Who am I, what have I become? Two stories hit my awareness overnight that confirm something I’ve been saying for a while. In 2013, I wrote this: The second possible unintended consequence is not regulatory, but practical. For a while, I’ve argued that the reason why the MLS has become so important was that in […]
  • We Need to Separate RPR AMP from RPR Upstream, Conceptually

    Rob Hahn
    21 May 2015 | 4:34 pm
    In a recent post on Realuoso, my friend Erica Ramus, wrote an Op/Ed on how Project Upstream will change everything: The Project Upstream broker initiative is an attempt to gather real estate data under one umbrella, again trying to wrestle back control of our listings and data. … Hahn’s description of “MLS Mashups” and the […]
  • The RPR-AMP-Upstream Materials from NAR Midyear

    Rob Hahn
    20 May 2015 | 1:58 pm
    This is not a post. This is an information dump. A reader sent me the materials that were provided to the Directors at the NAR Midyear Legislative Meetings that just concluded to support the proposal to fund RPR-AMP-Upstream. Thought many of you hadn’t seen these, so I wanted to upload them and make them available. […]
  • 2015 NAR Midyear Legislative Meetings: Quick Takes, Without Much Thought

    Rob Hahn
    16 May 2015 | 11:23 am
    I have a feeling we’re going to be talking about a whole variety of things that went down at NAR Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo (aka, “Midyear”) this year for months and years to come. It’s been a great week, but rough on the sleep schedule, so these are not exactly deeply-thought-out opinions here. It’s […]
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    Real Estate Investing Blog

  • How to Predict Population Growth

    John Strishak
    19 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    I’m currently reading Dr. Peter Linneman’s “Real Estate Finance and Investments” and it includes some great information on how to predict population growth — the number one indicator of real estate price appreciation and rent growth. Here are some of my notes: Read the rest of How to Predict Population Growth » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2015 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate Investments. Your Premier Source for Turnkey Investment Property.
  • Choosing the Right Neighborhood

    Marco Santarelli
    12 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Classifying a neighborhood by “type”, or what many investors refer to as a “grade”, is typically nothing more than a subjective description.  Although most people will have a general idea of what is being referred to, in my experience it is usually nothing more than a qualitative rather than quantitative description. Read the rest of Choosing the Right Neighborhood » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2015 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate Investments. Your Premier Source for Turnkey Investment Property.
  • Why Invest Out-of-State?

    Marco Santarelli
    4 May 2015 | 3:00 pm
    The simple fact is that the best real estate opportunities are not always found in your neighborhood or local market.  You may have heard the saying, “all real state is local”.  Well, with over 400 markets around the United States, some markets become more favorable than others as they transition through their individual market cycles.  That means that at any given time there will be markets that offer you better opportunity in terms of cash-flow and/or appreciation potential. There are many advantages to investing in markets that make the most sense: Read the rest of Why Invest…
  • The Rise of Single-Family Rentals

    Aaron Terrazas
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:06 pm
    Over the past decade, almost all of the growth in America’s households has been driven by renters, especially renters of single-family residences (SFRs). Owning the stereotypical modest home with a white picket fence was long a hallmark of the suburban society that characterized the second half of the twentieth century (at least in the popular imagination).  But the foreclosure crisis triggered by the Great Recession made renters out of millions of former homeowners. Read the rest of The Rise of Single-Family Rentals » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate…
  • 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…
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    Expert Real Estate Advice

  • Dayton Ohio Metro Area Real Estate Market Report

    Christina (Asad) Cavins, www.DaytonOhioHouse.com Search Ohio Homes For Sale (Irongate Inc. REALTORS)
    22 May 2015 | 9:04 pm
    Dayton Ohio Metro Area Real Estate Market ReportNow is the time to buy! The April 2015 Real Estate Sales Market Report in the Dayton Ohio metro area for single family, residential homes in Montgomery, Greene, and Warren counties in and around Wright Patterson Air Force Base shows minimal changes. The average days on market in April 2014 was 125, and it was 121 days on the market on average for homes sold in April 2015. Signs of market stabilization are present! See the perfect home? Buy it, don't delay because it will probably be gone tomorrow with the record low interest…
  • Outdoor Lighting for Curb Appeal and Safety

    Christina (Asad) Cavins, www.DaytonOhioHouse.com Search Ohio Homes For Sale (Irongate Inc. REALTORS)
    6 Jul 2014 | 6:09 am
    Outdoor Lighting for Curb Appeal and Safety Consider adding some warm white light outside your home to showcase the architecture detail and landscaping in the front of your home.  Creating a "moonlight effect" can bring out the best features of your home in the evening and night when guests arrive! This is a great investment for curb appeal and also adds a safety benefit.  Blog article provided by Christina Cavins, a Nationally recognized Realtor. Christina can be reached via email at DaytonOhioHouse@gmail.com or by cell phone or text message at 1-937-205-4741. For Ohio real estate…
  • Live Music at The Greene Town Center Beavercreek Ohio

    Christina (Asad) Cavins, www.DaytonOhioHouse.com Search Ohio Homes For Sale (Irongate Inc. REALTORS)
    30 Jun 2014 | 5:01 am
    Live Music at The Greene Town Center Beavercreek Ohio The Greene Town Center located at 4428 Glengarry Drive, Beavercreek, Ohio offers live music every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 6-10 p.m. during the summer months.  Make your plans now to enjoy live music at The Greene Town Center in Beavercreek, Ohio! Search Beavercreek Ohio homes for sale at  http://tinyurl.com/OhioHomeSearch. Blog article provided by Christina Cavins, a Nationally recognized Realtor. Christina can be reached via email at DaytonOhioHouse@gmail.com or by cell phone or text message at 1-937-205-4741. For Ohio…
  • Kettering Oakwood Ohio Hills & Dale MetroPark

    Christina (Asad) Cavins, www.DaytonOhioHouse.com Search Ohio Homes For Sale (Irongate Inc. REALTORS)
    30 Jun 2014 | 4:31 am
    Kettering Oakwood Ohio Hills & Dale MetroPark, located at 2655 S. Patterson Blvd, Kettering, Ohio offers Discovery Strolls for adults every Wednesday morning from 9 - 11 a.m. starting at the Dogwood Shelter Parking lot. Call the Metro Park Volunteers at  937-277-4178 for more details.  Great way to explore nature at the beautiful Kettering Oakwood Ohio Hills & Dale MetroPark! Search Oakwood and Kettering homes for sale at  http://tinyurl.com/OhioHomeSearch. Blog article provided by Christina Cavins, a Nationally recognized Realtor. Christina can be reached via email at…
  • Washington Township Ohio Recreation Center

    Christina (Asad) Cavins, www.DaytonOhioHouse.com Search Ohio Homes For Sale (Irongate Inc. REALTORS)
    29 Jun 2014 | 5:24 am
    Washington Township Ohio Recreation Center Check out the Washington Township Ohio Recreation Center, located at 895 Miamisburg Centerville Road; Dayton Ohio 45459, for some family fun or planning a party!  The Center offers 2 indoor pools, 140 foot water slide, 2 gymnasiums, fitness room, indoor running track, and climbing wall. Great place for fun! Search Washington Township Ohio homes for sale at  http://tinyurl.com/OhioHomeSearch. Blog article provided by Christina Cavins, a Nationally recognized Realtor. Christina can be reached via email at DaytonOhioHouse@gmail.com or by…
 
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    IPIN Live

  • IPIN takes Part in Cudeca's 13th Hospice Walkathon 2015!

    24 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    A staggering 1200 generously-spirited people headed to Sunset Beach Club in Benalmadena on the Costa del Sol to particpate in cancer charity Cudeca’s 13th Walkathon, raising funds and awareness for their tireless efforts in providing palliative care and vital support to more than 900 patients and their families each year. IPIN Global is especially proud of Cicilia Thomas and Tracie Buckman, among those taking part in the event on Sunday 17th May, doing their bit to help raise a whopping €30,000 in aid of the Cudeca Hospice in Benalmadena, Southern Spain! The weather for the…
  • Investment Artificially Inflating London’s Property Market

    24 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Price growth is continuing at a steady pace throughout the UK's property markets despite weakening wage growth and increased affordability issues for domestic buyers. All indications are that the majority of residential property sales are to investors both at home and overseas. Rental yield growth, despite slowly stagnating in London is being consistently outstripped by regional cities now attracting increased investment with better performing buy-to-let markets. Q1 2015 saw a national increase in rents of 10% although in the mix, London rents remained relatively flat for the first quarter,…
  • £100m Prime London Property Sold Day after Tory Victory

    18 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    As it emerged the Tories had won a majority government at last week’s general election and mansion tax fears subsided, wealthy investors went on a buying spree in London’s luxury market. It was reported that more than £100m worth of prime property was sold on the following Friday in a buying frenzy that kept estate agents working into the night. Peter Wetherell, chief exectuvie of Mayfair estate agents Wetherell said: “I’ve had correspondence last Friday and over the weekend with some 70 clients and other property contacts and all of them have said to me that the…
  • American Buyers Max Out on European Real Estate

    14 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    As highlighted in IPIN's 'Emerging Trends in Global Property Markets 2015' series, American property investors are harnessing the power of the dollar against the euro, snapping up real estate bargains in full force. The dollar started its meteoric rise against all major currencies in June 2014 and still has plenty of way to go according to FOREX experts. The considerable boost to American purchasing power in Europe's real estate markets has proven irresistible to investors seeking to profit from capital growth and currency opportunities. Jason Kumpf, real estate specialist at USForex said:…
  • Britain Decides: Better the Devil You Know

    7 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Traders in financial markets are still enjoying a high degree of volatility play after pulling one of the most exciting all-nighters since the UK last went to the polls, which dramatically resulted in a hung Parliament. Predictions had been for an inconclusive result and as the British public cast their votes, the FTSE was heading into a downward spiral. Media coverage showed an uncertain and often indifferent electorate compounding fears that a clear decision would not be reached, potentially signalling a sharp decline in all things sterling. Illustrating the markets’ inability to…
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    Propertyshowrooms.com News

  • Algarve Driving Growth in Portuguese Real Estate

    28 May 2015 | 1:23 am
    The Algarve region of Portugal is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. Having suffered more than other countries after the economic downturn, the vibrant country is now making a come-back and is very much in favour with foreign property investors once again. Such is the turnaround that real estate experts are forecasting growth in Algarve property to reach a whopping 3% in 2015. According to the RICS/Ci Portuguese Housing Market Survey (PHMS) published recently, property prices across Portugal are expected in to increase by around 4.5% a year for the next five years. Buyer…
  • Dubai Theme Parks to be Magnet for Tourists in 2017

    27 May 2015 | 4:12 am
    In preparation for the World Expo to be hosted by the Emirate in 2020, Dubai has been pouring investment into its tourist infrastructure with the aim of attracting more than 25 million tourists in five years’ time. There are currently three theme parks under construction that are expected to drive Dubai’s tourism towards its target when they open at the end of 2016.  The theme parks are:  Motiongate a Hollywood-inspired attraction based on major DreamWorks Animation and Sony Pictures movies; Legoland Dubai, the first legoland theme park in the Middle East and Bollywood…
  • Emiratis Gain Visa-Free Access to European Real Estate

    26 May 2015 | 1:14 am
    This month saw an important change in EU legislation, granting Emiratis visa-free access throughout the Schengen area that is expected to boost UAE buying in European property markets. Global real estate services company Cluttons forecast a significant uplift in investor interest coming from the UAE as a result of an improved investment climate together with dollar strength. The Emirates' currency, the dirham is pegged to the dollar and consequently Emiratis are currently enjoying considerable purchasing power, particularly in the Eurozone. Cluttons' international research manager Faisal…
  • British Expats Surge on UK Income Generating Property

    25 May 2015 | 1:17 am
    Offshore bankers Skipton International have reported a sharp increase in expat investment in UK buy-to-let property , particularly among Brits living and working in the UAE. Jim Coupe, Managing Director of the bank said: " We've had interest from all over the world but particularly the UAE. Our customers are showing they are making the most of the buy-to-let opportunity and with many now viewing the London property market as overheated, demand is set to increase for properties in other areas of the UK where rental yields are looking far more attractive for buy-to-let investors ".
  • Agents Report Rising Investor Demand for Spanish Property

    22 May 2015 | 1:16 am
    It's no secret that the euro has been a little downtrodden by sterling since the beginning of the year. With the additional impact of 200,000 more British investors eyeing up the market since changes to regulations came into force in April, Spain is very much an investors market! The latest Spanish Property Market Confidence Index (SPMCI) from Spain's major property portal Kyero reveals that around 71% of agents in the country have more confidence in the property market in Q1 2015 compared to a year earlier. Covering 160 English-speaking and 216 Spanish-speaking agents across the country, the…
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    Naples Real Estate Blog

  • Naples Florida Condo Sales are HOT HOT HOT!

    18 May 2015 | 12:59 pm
    New Listing In North Naples Check out this spacious first floor end unit with Southern exposure overlooking a well manicured garden area. This bright and cheerful "pet friendly" coach home boasts 3 bedrooms, a 2-car garage, lots of storage and tile throughout the living room and dining areas. The in-house laundry room is over sized and has a laundry tub!   The fully equipped eat-in kitchen has beautiful white raised panel cabinetry and a breakfast bar which opens up to the dining area.  The community is gated and has fabulous amenities including a large pool, clubhouse, tennis,…
  • Coastal Contemporary ~ Naples Florida

    8 May 2015 | 11:08 am
    Direct Gulf Access Welcome home to this exquisite residence, located in one of Naples finest waterfront communities. Beautifully updated, this 3 bedroom home boasts direct gulf access and includes a fabulous dock with an oversized lift, and situated on an oversized lot in Royal Harbor! The total renovation is meticulous in every way and the fine attention to details is beyond reproach! Wait till you experience the enormous lot; with privacy and amazing, tropical landscaping! Seeing is believing!       Granite counter tops, shaker cabinetry, stainless appliances and…
  • 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…
 
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    Secure Real Estate Phoenix

  • Move to Chandler AZ, Relocating Chandler AZ

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

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

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

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

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

    TheRedPin
    27 May 2015 | 8:32 am
    First impressions matter in real estate, and with the majority of today’s home seekers kicking off their search online, most are being made while browsing through images on a smartphone, laptop or tablet. That means one thing – as a home seller, snapping the best pics of your property has become more important than ever. Various studies have testified to the importance of professional real estate photography, from generating more views, to shaving off days on market and increasing sale price. With that in mind, we recently sat down with an expert in the field, Vince(Vu) Duong of…
  • How can you find a detached home for under a million in Toronto?

    TheRedPin
    26 May 2015 | 10:48 am
    Source: NeoToronto/Imgur In a play on words referencing the hit song “If I had a $1,000,000”, this meme (above) from user NeoToronto made the rounds on the Toronto section of the popular social networking and news site Reddit. The image, of course, references the fact that average detached home prices in Toronto now sits above the million dollar mark. Aside from inciting a few chuckles, many commenting on the post shared a pessimistic outlook on the Toronto housing market. One user even stating: “the only way someone can buy a detached home in Toronto is to invent a time…
  • [Q & A] Top 5 money related questions agents receive from their clients

    TheRedPin
    21 May 2015 | 7:28 am
    Buying and selling a home leads us to ask a lot of substantial questions, mostly revolving around where and how our money is being spent. Since owning a home is one, if not the most costly aspect of our lives, it’s essential that we understand where every dollar of our hard earned wage is going in times of moving, budgeting and examining financial options. Hugo Ceren, one of our top notch agents at TheRedPin answers the top five money related questions real estate agents receive from their clients. What are ‘closing costs’? The closing costs in a resale property are usually made up of…
  • Solutions for the 5 Worst Things About Moving

    TheRedPin
    20 May 2015 | 8:10 am
    Moving can be frustrating for a variety reasons. For instance, it requires a significant amount of time and money, two things we never seem to have enough of. Below are 5 useful things you can do to help decrease your stress and anxiety levels during the move! 1. Keep aside things that don’t need to move with you Problem Whether you live in a home for 6 months or 5 years, junk is going to accumulate – it’s inevitable. When moving time comes, lugging unnecessary stuff to a new home will only add to the financial burden and unneeded stress to the move. Solution The obvious…
  • On The Danforth Condos – The Ultimate Guide

    TheRedPin
    19 May 2015 | 9:25 am
    On The Danforth Condos: Project Details The Best Information on On The Danforth Condos from TheRedPin Project Intersection: Woodbine Avenue & Danforth Avenue Address: 2359 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON Developer: DIAM Developments Architecture: onespace Building Type: Condominium Storeys: 10 City: Toronto Get Updated Floor Plans & Pricing On The Danforth Condos Neighbourhood Stats Resale Condos in the Danforth Village & Neighbouring Areas around On The Danforth Condos *Stats are based on TREB’s Condo Market Report for Q1 2015 Average Condo Rentals Prices in the Danforth…
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    Harmony News Now

  • Which New Home Upgrades Make the Most Sense For You

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

    Harmony Homes
    13 May 2015 | 10:02 am
    Buying a new home. It’s not something people do on a whim. (Packing and unpacking alone makes that unattractive!) But maybe you’ve been kicking it around for a little while. The family is growing, or the kids have gone off to college. Your dad is coming to live with you, or you really need space for a home office because you’ve finally decided to strike out with your own business. Whatever the reason might be, there are pros and cons that apply to your specific situation, of course. But there are a few very sound financial reasons that you may want to set aside your…
  • Top 4 Things To Remember When Buying A New Home

    Harmony Homes
    1 May 2015 | 4:35 pm
    Few things are more exciting than shopping for a new home. Taking the family along to explore all the options that are out there, visiting model homes then re-visiting your favorites, ooh-ing and aah-ing over the designs and interiors, discovering the surrounding neighborhoods – it’s all very fun stuff. And we’re not just saying that because we’re a new home builder. Because we know it’s a time when you’re making big plans for your future and all the excitement and sorta-scary part of the unknown is running through your head. What new people will you meet?
  • 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…
 
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    Charlotte NC Video Production | Photography | Website Design | Social Media | Aerial

  • Has My Photo Been Stolen Online?

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

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

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

  • Beautifully Updated 2-Bedroom Home in Bissell Hills

    STLRealtor
    28 May 2015 | 3:51 pm
    1140 Kilgore, St Louis 63137 Gorgeous Wood Floors, Attached Garage, Fenced Back YardWelcome to your gorgeous 2-bedroom home, located on a quiet street in a tree-filled neighborhood.  This home has beautiful hardwood floors throughout, new light fixtures (and some dimmers for mood lighting), an open floor plan, freshly painted walls, new windows, a fenced private back yard, a 1-car attached garage, appliances including a new range, new refrigerator, new dishwasher, new garbage disposal, new kitchen cabinets, new bath vanity, new toilet, new garage door with opener, a security system, and a…
  • Spacious 2-Bed/2-Bath Apartment in St. Peters

    STLRealtor
    28 May 2015 | 2:43 pm
    745 Sugar Glen, St Peters, MO 63376 Francis Howell School District, Near Hwy 94/364 InterchangeSpacious 2 bed, 2 full bath upper level condo available for lease again! Master bedroom has it’s own full bath and walk in closet, 2nd bath has plenty of counter space. Good sized living room with walk out deck for enjoying the beautiful weather. One covered parking spot and another uncovered parking spot come with this condo. Washer/dryer combo included as well! This one won’t last long! Available late June, pets considered with additional deposit and owner approval. Search All Area…
  • Gorgeous 3-Bedroom Row House in Fox Park/Soulard

    STLRealtor
    28 May 2015 | 2:17 pm
    2043 Ann Ave.,St. Louis, MO 63104 Open, Modern Floor Pan, 2-Car Garage, Beautiful YardsCOMPLETE KITCHEN RENOVATION IN 2014! This large, spacious 2,556 sf  living space has a modern, open floor plan and is ideal for entertaining! The living room boasts dark wood floors throughout with a completely open kitchen/breakfast/sitting room. There is a separate living room and formal dining room including a half bath that is conveniently located in hallway off of kitchen. Upstairs enjoy 3 large bedrooms with fresh neutral paint and carpeting. There is a huge master suite with slate tiles, 2 walk in…
  • FAQ’s With Adam Kruse-1-CDOM DOM-keep tenants-buyer need a realtor

    STLRealtor
    21 May 2015 | 3:18 pm
    Adam Kruse of The Hermann London Real Estate Group will answer some of the most frequently asked questions he gets as a realtor. Email your questions to Podcast@HermannLondon.com Subscribe to the St. Louis Realtor Podcast With Adam Kruse on itunes 1:11-What is C.D.O.M. and D.O.M? 2:08-When buying a multi-family unit with tenants in it, should I kick them out and get my own or keep them? 3:40-Do I need an agent to represent me as a buyer if the seller already has an agent? TRANSCRIPT –First off, we have a question from Molly C. She says, “I saw an MLS listing that said C.D.O.M. and…
  • Going to the Picture Shows

    STLRealtor
    13 May 2015 | 7:00 pm
    People still go to movies. It’s still a thing. Salty popcorn still tastes better with a ton of butter on it. Raisinettes continue to be delicious. Previews of upcoming blockbusters aren’t exclusive to your handheld device. The studios continue to release them for the large screen. The floors remain sticky, and pretentious college kids are still around, tearing tickets and casting judgment on the clientele. For all the advances in the way movies are released today, and without ignoring the convenience these media provide for the modern consumer, they fail completely at replicating the…
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    South Florida Law Blog

  • Supreme Court takes charge against judicial campaign contributions, but it may not be enough.

    OppenheimLaw
    27 May 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Supreme Court takes charge against judicial campaign contributions, but it may not be enough. It would appear that the Supreme Court is finally taking a stand against financial influences in the courtroom. Since the inception of the South Florida Law Blog, I have been sharing and uncovering situations that violated the fair administration of justice, including the  Illinois Bankers Association’s request for special treatment of Fannie and Freddie notes, the closure of foreclosure proceedings to the public right here in Florida, and big money’s attempts to interfere with the judiciary. By…
  • Breaking News For Homeowners: The implications of the 5-Year-Statute-of-Limitations is in full effect

    OppenheimLaw
    26 May 2015 | 8:14 am
    Homeowners Don’t Get Shut Out; Know Your Rights! The following segment was originally shown on “Investigations” by Tony Pipitone on NBC6. Roy Oppenheim, real estate defense attorney explains the complicated issues surrounding the 5-year-statute-of-limitations in foreclosure cases; for many, a housing dilemma that has become the focus of the entire country.   
  • And the (Worst) Award Goes to… Butler & Hosch! Here We Go Again.

    OppenheimLaw
    23 May 2015 | 11:59 am
    Prolonged cases will leave homeowners in limbo – as Butler & Hosch close their doors; forgetting that the “show must go on!” photo credit: MTV News With the highly anticipated Billboard Music Awards coming to a close this past weekend, it is necessary to shine the spotlight on Butler & Hosch, P.A. Who you ask? Butler, one of the older Florida bank Foreclosure mills, abruptly closed its doors last week. A firm with a long standing reputation about as provocative as that of Kanye West (controversial rapper booed before performing at the BBMAs), suddenly announced its…
  • Roy Oppenheim in the News: Five Years After Foreclosure, Some Keep Homes

    OppenheimLaw
    20 May 2015 | 5:40 am
    The following segment was originally shown on “Investigations” by Tony Pipitone on NBC6. In an exclusive interview, Roy Oppenheim, real estate defense attorney explains the complicated issues surrounding the 5-year-statute-of-limitations in foreclosure cases; for many, a housing dilemma that has become the focus of the entire country. More than five years after Florida courts were inundated with foreclosure cases, some of those sued have found a way to stay in their homes without paying their mortgages, thanks to a law called the statute of limitations. Some Florida courts have…
  • Roy Oppenheim on the 5-Year-Statute-of-Limitations-Rules; Tonight, Thursday on NBC News CH. 6

    OppenheimLaw
    14 May 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Roy Oppenheim on the 5-Year-Statute-of-Limitations-Rules; Tonight, Thursday on NBC News CH. 6 Tonight on NBC6 in South Florida at 6:15PM, homeowners will finally get the answers they’ve been waiting for. Big story tonight with NBC reporter and friend, Tony Pipitone, one of the most-honored investigative reporters in Florida, joined the Team 6 Investigators in 2015. Roy will be discussing the growing South Florida housing and foreclosure issues surrounding the 5-Year-Statute-of-Limitations. Does Wall Street still rule? “This issue concerns the homes the banks failed to properly…
 
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    Virtual Tour Software ~ Virtual Tour Company

  • The FORMULA 73 - Marketing with the Headshot Guy!

    Jason LaVanture
    7 May 2015 | 2:30 am
    Please join us for a one hour webinar all about marketing a virtual tour company and rebranding oneself from one kind of professional photographer to another.  On Tuesday, May 19th at 7:00 PM Eastern we will be talking with Jamie Koster from www.RealEstateShots.com and dive into some of his best marketing strategies. Jamie came to RTV about a year ago with no real estate customers whatsoever and has since shot over 100 virtual tours and climbing.  He continues to increase his tour numbers each month and loves building his business one customers at a time though routine and simple…
  • Tri-State Area Virtual Tours - Kevin Kowalski Photography Now T4

    Jason LaVanture
    6 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Kevin Kowalski came to RTV, virtual tour software & national photo service company late last year shortly after we announced our new T4 Program.  Today we are very happy to announce that Kevin Kowalski Photography LLC is officially a T4 professional virtual tour photographer for RTV, Inc.Kevin has already shot and completed several jobs for RTV and is well on his way to being an RTV Guerrilla Photographer when it comes to taking on jobs from our national accounts.Kevin Kowalski Photography offers high-quality photographic images for real estate, commercial properties and is also…
  • Virtual Staging Email and Printable Flyer Now Ready in RPM

    Jason LaVanture
    4 May 2015 | 9:35 pm
    Virtual Staging is here so there's no better time to announce this new and unique service to your customer base than now!  Login to your www.RockPointeMarketing.com account today and download this ready to go virtual home staging email and printable flyer to announce the new service to your customer base.This is an HTML ready email for you to use with your favorite email program. It contains all of the necessary text, images and HTML formatting for you to load and send! Be sure that you get this out soon and get ready to increase your bottom line with your new virtual staging…
  • Central Oregon Virtual Tour Provider Makes T4 Cut!!

    Jason LaVanture
    2 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    One of RTV's veteran virtual tour providers Andrew Wood has successfully made T4 Status at RTV.  Andrew Wood of Virtual Marketing Plus has taken the steps to become a T4 certified virtual tour provider for RTV.Andrew came to RTV in 2005 with big ambitions to create an interactive virtual tour for every bed and breakfast and vacation rental in the Bend, OR area.  We are very pleased to say that after creating over 2000 virtual tours in his area he has certainly put Bend, OR on the map. Our hats go off to you and your team Andrew.Virtual Marketing Plus services all of Oregon and…
  • Social Realty 12 - Your Internet Marketing Strategy

    Jason LaVanture
    1 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    In today’s online marketplace simply owning a website is not enough, especially if you own a virtual tour company and need maximum reach!There are hundreds if not thousands of sites for any service or product a person could possibly want. A website that is not properly optimized and marketed is equivalent to a business card in your pocket. It only will be seen if you give it out.On the newest episode of Social Realty we will review how to create a comprehensive internet marketing strategy specifically geared towards virtual tour providers. We will review search engine optimization, discuss…
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    Apartment Hacker

  • Organizational Success

    Mike Brewer
    24 May 2015 | 5:39 am
    As Mills Properties moves through the process of Scaling Up; I’ll be sharing some random thoughts along the way. Today will be really random – or not. We shall see. Scaling a company ranks as some of the toughest work one will do in their professional life. The saving grace being that the nature of scaling anything requires the collective force of many – not just one. But there are keys to being successful. Three of those keys are Vision, Mission and Values. It’s been said many times over but Vision, Mission and Values are central to the success of any organization.
  • Quick Anatomy of a Strategic Plan

    Mike Brewer
    23 May 2015 | 5:32 am
    Mission – Why we exist Values – What is important to us Vision – What we aspire to be Goals – What are our measures of success Key Strategies – How we intend to kick ass Tactical Actions – Who is doing what? When? KPIs – Scorecard
  • Programmatic Advertising

    Mike Brewer
    12 May 2015 | 6:16 am
    i’m sitting in traffic this morning wondering about end-to-end advertising solutions. A solution that anticipates specific unit vacancy. And automatically cues up programmatic advertising. A solution so robust someone could lease an apartment and move in without ever visiting a leasing center. So robust that a marketing director morphs into an analyst. And apartment related content marketing dies or changes dramatically.  Makes me wonder if Costar buys Yardi or Yardi buys Costar. Or they create partnerships that allow for sharing the critical pieces of data that would make it…
  • And One – Idea

    Mike Brewer
    4 May 2015 | 8:48 pm
    It happens from time to time. A customer arrives to take occupancy of their apartment and it’s not ready. Take this as an opportunity to respond +1. Tell the resident they are in luck! Tell them the apartment is receiving a little extra time and attention. That means they get a free lunch/dinner on us. They also get a free hour of move-in help (pre-arrange with a local moving company). Your And One is the differentiator Multifamily Maniac, M
  • The Next Big Thing in Multifamily

    Mike Brewer
    29 Apr 2015 | 4:47 am
    The War for Talent Vilfredo had it right. Vilfredo Pareto that is. His 80/20 rule is a measure that applies to just about anything including human workforce production. Look around your apartment management organization – 20% of the people do 80% of the stuff. Problem is that a war is breaking out and 80/20 won’t cut it. Construction boom. Raising minimum wage. Skills gap. Caring. All reasons for concerned over the next 36 months. Opportunity Now is the time to create your “why”. It’s time to craft a story and tell the reason “why” someone would…
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    THE TENANT ADVISOR

  • Q1 2015 North American Office Highlights

    CoyDavidson
    28 May 2015 | 10:51 am
    Despite Q1 Slowdown, Office Market Still on Pace for Strong 2015 The 2015 Q1 North American Research & Forecast Office Report presents a comprehensive overview of the office segment of commercial real estate. Produced by the Colliers National Office Services group, the report assesses 92 markets in the U.S. and Canada, with a combined total […]
  • This Week in Healthcare Real Estate

    CoyDavidson
    22 May 2015 | 9:42 pm
    Healthcare Real Estate News from Across the Web Healthy Strategies for Repositioning Your Real Estate Assets As real estate investors and developers continue to look for ways to diversify their asset portfolios, healthcare tenancies are increasingly included in the discussion – often in places where one may never had foreseen until recently… Array Architects Jump […]
  • This Week’s Recommended Reading

    CoyDavidson
    22 May 2015 | 6:58 pm
    6 Articles to Read this Memorial Day Weekend These Are The New Rules of Work Work is increasingly both everywhere and nowhere—more deeply embedded in our lives than ever before, but disappearing as a discrete activity. The old rules of work applied to an economy of factories and offices… Fast Company Is This the Office of […]
  • This Week in the Economy

    CoyDavidson
    22 May 2015 | 6:04 pm
    Stocks Mixed for the Week All three of the major stock indexes recorded lackluster performances for the week. The Dow lost was down 0.22% for the week and the S&P advanced 0.16%. The tech heavy Nasdaq gained 0.81% in value for the week. Below are links to the top economic stories of the week for the United […]
  • Should I Be in Vegas for ICSC RECon?

    CoyDavidson
    18 May 2015 | 8:42 am
    Shopping Centers and Healthcare Real Estate Yesterday, the International Council of Shopping Center’s annual real estate conference, RECon kicked off in Las Vegas. RECon is the global convention for the shopping center industry and provides networking, deal making and educational opportunities for retail real estate professionals from around the world with over 34,000 attendees and […]
 
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    Taunya Fagan Bozeman Real Estate Blog: SW Montana Homes: MLS Listings

  • Taunya Fagan Bozeman Luxury Real Estate Springhill

    Taunya Fagan, Montana Real Estate: Bozeman Luxury Real Estate: (PureWest Properties, Christie's Bozeman Real Estate)
    21 May 2015 | 4:42 pm
    3044 Sentinel Drive Drive, Bozeman Luxury Real Estate - Incredible Bozeman Home Value! Exquisitely Finished, 5800 sf, Former Bozeman, Montana Parade Home -- Main-Floor Luxury Master Suite With Fireplace -Soaring ceilings, walls of windows revealing magnificent Gallatin Valley and mountain views.- Mature Landscaping For Privacy -Enjoy the Chef's kitchen with granite counters, double ovens, prep island, huge pantry. Two Guest bedrooms and bonus room upstairs. The big hit may very well be the lower-level gym and theater room with patio access to hot tub.Expansive decking for…
  • 214 Quinn Creek Montana Elegant Bozeman Mountain Homes

    Taunya Fagan, Montana Real Estate: Bozeman Luxury Real Estate: (PureWest Properties, Christie's Bozeman Real Estate)
    5 May 2015 | 3:38 pm
    Elegant Montana Mountain Home Between Bozeman & Livingston MTNear Livingston Montana, 59047 - 2 Bedrooms - 3 Bathrooms - 3149 sq st - 18.2 Secluded Acres - Taunya Fagan Bozeman Real Estate High quality Montana mountain retreat on very private 18.23 acres with a creek and forest. Enjoy the Montana sunshine and great year-round access from this listing, offered on the Bozeman real estate MLS.This Bozeman area home's details include: 2" X 6" frame construction, corbond insulated, handmade, custom cabinets with soft close hinges, granite counters, six burner range, circle-sawn fir floors,…
  • Bozeman Homes Under Contract

    Taunya Fagan, Montana Real Estate: Bozeman Luxury Real Estate: (PureWest Properties, Christie's Bozeman Real Estate)
    29 Apr 2015 | 7:16 pm
    Taunya Fagan Bozeman Real Estate Listings Under ContractThese two Bozeman homes are under contract.Call me today and I'll accomplish the same for your Bozeman property.Taunya Fagan - Listing Bozeman Homes, Luxury Real Estate, Log Homes, Land, RanchesTaunya Fagan has had the privilege of serving Bozeman, Montana real estate sellers and buyers for over ten years, and is one of Bozeman's top real estate agents.Taunya has consistently been recognized as a top Realtor in Bozeman, Montana, SW Montana, and the Pacific Northwest, and offers you extensive experience locating distinctive Montana…
  • Today's Montana Real Estate Listings Week 2 June 2012 Taunya Fagan

    Taunya Fagan, Montana Real Estate: Bozeman Luxury Real Estate: (PureWest Properties, Christie's Bozeman Real Estate)
    6 Jun 2012 | 11:54 am
    Newest MT Real Estate Offerings: Bozeman MT Real Estate Listings - Includes all properties from the SW Montana MLS:  Montana Luxury Homes, Land, and Ranches.June 3 - 9, 2012 - Taunya Fagan Prudential Bozeman Realty, with daily listings from the SW Montana MLS: covering southwest Montana and featuring Montana log cabins, new homes, luxury properties from throughout SW Montana, giving you the advantage...Please see Bozeman Montana Real Estate Listings for all today's new listings from some of these Montana towns and cities: Alder, Amsterdam, Anaconda, Argenta, Bainville, Basin, Belfry,…
  • Just Listed Montana Real Estate May - June 2012 Taunya Fagan

    Taunya Fagan, Montana Real Estate: Bozeman Luxury Real Estate: (PureWest Properties, Christie's Bozeman Real Estate)
    29 May 2012 | 9:03 am
    Listed Today and This Week: Bozeman Montana Real Estate: Offering Bozeman Real Estate Listings, which includes all realty from the SW Montana MLS: Montana Luxury Homes, Land, and Ranches.May 27 - June 2, 2012 - Taunya Fagan Prudential Montana Realty, supplying listings each day from the Montana MLS: covering from Butte to Big Timber and featuring Montana log homes, new construction, and horse properties from southwest Montana, giving you the advantage...Please see Bozeman Montana Real Estate Listings for all today's new listings from some of these Montana towns and cities: Alder, Amsterdam,…
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    Waterfront Properties | Real Estate Blog

  • COOL OFF AT THE BIGGEST WATER PARK IN SOUTH FLORIDA

    28 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    It is summertime in South Florida and that means those long lunch lines at school are replaced by lines at the popular Rapids water park, as families jump their summer escapes. Temperatures will not reach their peak highs until July and August, but youll certainly feel the seasonal warmth. A great approach to beat the heat is at one of South Florida’s top family waterpark Located in West Palm Beach, Florida, The Rapids Water Park has been making waves for more than 30 years. This giant wet playground is the biggest water park from the Florida Keys to Orlando As one of the top family…
  • Arnold Palmer Announces Changes to Arnold Palmer Cup

    26 May 2015 | 3:07 pm
    Starting in 2018, there will be some changes to the Arnold Palmer Cup Palmer and the Golf Coaches Association of America announced on Monday. Beggining in 2018, the Arnold Palmer Cup, a Ryder Cup-style competition that matches the top collegiate male players in the United States against the top collegiate players in Europe will expand to include both men and women from around the world. The competiton will continue its match play format with team, mixed team, and sinlges sessions. Each team will consist of 12 men and 12 women. The first seven mens and womens golfers from each side will be…
  • MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND FISHING

    22 May 2015 | 11:49 am
    South Floridians, it is going to be a busy Memorial Day Weekend Brace yourself with many gatherings coming from all around the world to enjoy the Sunshine State and what we have to offer All indicators point to more people hitting the roadways and hopping on planes this year to rejoice the holiday than previous years. From BBQ’s to festivities, time in the sun, hitting the local shops for those great “Memorial Day” Sales, to fireworks and simply enjoying the three day weekend with family and friends and of course, Fishing Here is the recent report for Palm Beach County: OFFSHORE-…
  • WILD AND FUN FOOD TRUCK SAFARI

    21 May 2015 | 8:28 am
    Taking place on May 23, 2015 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm at the Palm Beach Zoo is a Food Truck Safari. This fun and adventurous night begins at 4:30pm and features some of the best food trucks in all of South Florida.  You and your friends and family can enjoy the sounds of live music performed by the Shin Dig Duo and Andre Michaud. Aside from the fabulous food and great music, the best part about Food Truck Safari is the animals Several of the zookeepers will give educating talks about the animals. You can get up close and personal with a number of the exotic creatures the zoo protects. Ticket…
  • SOUTH FLORIDAS VERSION OF STORAGE WARS

    21 May 2015 | 7:06 am
    Reality shows adore shooting films in the sunny backyards of South Florida and another very popular hit will be televising from Aamp;E Reality Television of “Storage Wars: Miami.” Storage Wars is an action inspired hit show that regularly auctions off the matters of abandoned units and stealthy collectors are lined up to get a chance to hit it immensely in discovery of antiques and other valuable objects that are hidden inside storage units. It pits contestants against one another to outbid for storage containers.  Soon the very widespread series will be recording South Florida,…
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    Maine Real Estate Blog

  • Homeownership as an Investment: The Role of Price Appreciation

    LegacySIR
    28 May 2015 | 7:36 am
    We recently posted on the results from the latest Home Price Expectation Survey(HPES) showing where residential home prices are headed over the next five years. Today, we want to show you what the results of the report could mean to you. A good portion of every family’s wealth comes from the equity in the home they live in. As the value of their home (an asset) increases so does their equity. Let’s look at a possible case scenario based on the latest HPES. Here is a chart showing the survey’s projections on annual appreciation over the next five years: We then looked at the five-year…
  • Maine Real Estate Prices Rise Over 5 Percent and Sales Volume Increases Nearly 2% Over April 2014

    LegacySIR
    22 May 2015 | 2:11 pm
    AUGUSTA (May 21, 2015)— Motivated buyers and sellers led to an increase in existing home sales in April. Realtors sold 1,032 single-family existing homes during the month of April 2015, up 1.67% over April 2014. The median sales price (MSP) for those homes rose 5.33 percent last month to $178,000. The MSP indicates that half of the homes were sold for more and half sold for less. The National Association of Realtors today reported a nationwide jump in single-family existing home sales of 6.5 percent. The national MSP of $221,200 in April represents a 10 percent increase from one-year ago.
  • Clean with Baking Soda

    LegacySIR
    20 May 2015 | 5:14 am
    Debra Johnson, a Merry Maids home cleaning expert, offers these tips for using baking soda to keep bathrooms clean and fresh. Spruce up the shower. On a wet microfiber cloth, sprinkle a small amount of baking soda and a couple drops of dishwashing liquid. Work the cloth between your hands to create a lather and use the cloth to scrub shower walls. For shower floors, sprinkle baking soda across the surface, squirt dishwashing liquid over the baking soda in an “S” motion, and scrub the floor with a wet brush. Rinse all shower surfaces with warm water. Wipe down the walls and floor…
  • Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty Welcomes Kathleen Shattuck

    LegacySIR
    19 May 2015 | 7:38 am
    Portland and Damariscotta, Maine Real Estate (May 18, 2015 )—Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce that Kathleen Shattuck has joined our Damariscotta real estate brokerage office as a Vice President.  With offices in Portland, Brunswick, Kennebunk, Camden and Damariscotta Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty is one of the largest real estate companies in Maine and the #1 ranked luxury property company in the state. Kathleen Shattuck has appreciated the extraordinary Lincoln County lifestyle for over 40 years, earning Top Selling…
  • Buying a Home is 35% Less Expensive than Renting!

    LegacySIR
    18 May 2015 | 8:33 am
    In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage throughout the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. The updated numbers actually show that the range is from an average of 16% in Honolulu (HI), all the way to 55% in Sarasota (FL), and 35% Nationwide! The other interesting findings in the report include: Interest rates have remained low and even though home prices have appreciated around the country (3.9%), they haven’t greatly outpaced rental appreciation (3.7%). “In the…
 
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    ExpertView Blog

  • The median price in layman’s terms

    realestateview.com.au
    12 May 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Home ownership is often called the great Australian dream and with more than two thirds of Australians owning their home it’s no surprise that we have a huge interest in all things... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The great debate- auction or sell privately?

    realestateview.com.au
    10 May 2015 | 7:21 pm
    Auctions are very public events and as a result generally draw a lot of attention. The sight of a ‘for sale’ board on a property’s fence builds anticipation amongst the local community and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The consequences of foreign property investment in Australia

    realestateview.com.au
    7 May 2015 | 5:23 pm
    What does foreign investment mean for the country within the next 10 years? Australia is divided on the impact of foreign investment upon its housing market. Some argue that the investment is helping... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The face of Australia’s foreign investors

    realestateview.com.au
    7 May 2015 | 4:20 pm
    Australia has become an increasingly popular destination for foreign investors in recent years, as the country’s quality lifestyle, golden coast and rising property values attract buyers.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sydney real estate set to be a long-term winner

    realestateview.com.au
    6 May 2015 | 12:16 am
    I’d be an extremely wealthy man if I had a dollar for every time I was asked when the Sydney real estate market will run out of petrol.  The fact is that until someone invents a fully-functioning... [[ 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 – Financing the Home Purchase

    Gail Spada
    21 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Financing the Home Purchase – PART 5 of 7 In our current series covering the “2015 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report”, the following data offers highlights regarding “Financing the Home Purchase” for the 12-month period ending June 2014: Overall, 88% of recent buyers financed their home purchase. Nearly all (97%) of Gen Y buyers financed their home compared to just 61% of Silent Generation buyers. When financing the home purchase, younger buyers also financed larger shares – the typical Gen Y down payment was 7% and Gen X was 10% compared to 22%…
  • Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report 2015 – Home Buying and Real Estate Professionals

    Gail Spada
    7 May 2015 | 6:06 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 – 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…
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    Ann Melendez

  • Is The Florida Selling Season Really Over?

    Ann Melendez
    18 May 2015 | 9:46 am
    The answer is a resounding NO! Most people think their home will sell more quickly or for more money if it is listed for sale during “season”……November through March. While it is true that our local population doubles during the months that tourists or seasonal residents are here, let’s not forget our year round population. […] The post Is The Florida Selling Season Really Over? appeared first on Ann Melendez.
  • Garden Oaks Beauty!

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

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

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

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

  • Diamonds R FurEver POPP Fur Ball Three Rivers Convention Center

    29 May 2015 | 10:49 am
    This coming Saturday, May 30 Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick presents Diamonds R FurEver POPP Fur Ball from 5:00 in the afternoon until 11:00 in the evening. 10th Annual Diamonds R FurEver POPP Fur BallThis years Diamonds R FurEver POPP Fur Ball is presented by Toyota of Tri-Cities In the spirit of this diamond jubilee, they are planning the most spectacular Fur Ball to date and we promise that you will have a evening to remember. Featuring: Special James Bond Inspired Dinner amp; Dessert; Beef Short Ribs or Moroccan Grilled Salmon or Open-Faced Ravioli with Bananas Foster …
  • Time Of Remembrance Benefit Poker Run In West Richland, Washington

    29 May 2015 | 10:45 am
    Tys Bar amp; Grill is hosting Time of Remembrance Benefit Poker Run on Saturday, May 30. Registration is from 10:00 to 11:00 in the morning. Preregister $15/hand or $20/hand day-of event. Time of Remembrance Benefit Poker RunCome join Combat Veterans International, Chapter 3 as they raise funds to support local families of fallen heroes. Featuring a 50/50 Raffle, Door Prizes, and Silent Auction. Proceeds of the run will go to support Time of Remembrance. Tys Bar amp; Grill is located at 3880 W. Van Giesen St. in West Richland, Washington. For more information you may call Govna at…
  • Walla Walla Spring Fling Pioneer Park Walla Walla, Washington

    29 May 2015 | 10:43 am
    This coming May 29 to 31, come join the Walla Walla Spring Fling at Pioneer Park, 940 E. Alder in Walla Walla, Washington. Admission is free About the Event People in Walla Walla welcome springtime with a Spring Fling. This years event will be held on at Pioneer Park all around our Historical Bandstand. Grab your lawn chair and blankets and come celebrate with the locals The free family event will have entertainment on the stage all three days. There will be an antique auto show 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday and a tribute to the military and veterans at noon on Sunday. Every day of the event…
  • Wings For Wishes Higgins Field At Benton City, Washington

    28 May 2015 | 9:35 am
    From May 29 to 31 check out Higgins Field located in State Highway 225, Benton City, Washington for the “Wings for Wishes” event. Wings for Wishes They are hosting their 4th Annual Radio Controlled Airplane Fly-In with proceeds to benefit Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington. This is your chance to see radio control enthusiasts fly their planes from the break of dawn until late after dark with their planes lit up for night flying. Other activities include a raffle, auction, food and camping. This event is hosted by the Tri-Cities Miniature Aircraft Association. Schedule: Friday amp;…
  • Special Needs Safety Fair At The ARC Of Tri-Cities Richland, WA

    28 May 2015 | 6:53 am
    On Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30 the ARC of Tri-Cities located in 1455 Fowler St. Richland, Washington is partnering with the Responding to Autism Center to bring you the Special Needs Safety Fair Children with special needs have special safety needs too Schedule of the Special Needs Safety Fair Friday May 29 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Safety Information amp; Resources, only. This time is for parents to come and pick up information while kids are at school. Kids are welcome, but there will not be any kids activities until Saturday. Saturday May 30 from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday is family day…
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    AOL Real Estate - Blog

  • Pharrell Williams Should Be Quite Happy in $7 Million LA Home

    Zillow
    28 May 2015 | 8:39 am
    Filed under: Buying, Celebrity Homes, Selling ZillowThe architecturally significant contemporary home sits on 1.5 acres overlooking the lights of Los Angeles. By Melissa Allison Pharrell Williams and his big hat are headed west. The "Happy" singer recently dropped $7.14 million on a contemporary estate high in the hills above Los Angeles, according to a report from Variety. Its Jetsons-style living room, complete with a floating fireplace, is surrounded by walls of glass with views of an infinity-edge pool and an expanse of city lights below. The compound on 1.5 acres includes five bedrooms…
  • Nicole Richie and Joel Madden Put Home on the Market in LA

    Zillow
    27 May 2015 | 6:07 am
    Filed under: Buying, Celebrity Homes, Selling ZillowOriginally built in 1914, the home has been remodeled to include skylights and elements of midcentury modern style. By Melissa Allison The upheaval in Nicole Richie and Joel Madden's life -- which includes rumors they're splitting up, the filming of her new reality show, "Candidly Nicole," and the purchase of a new home in Beverly Hills, according to Variety -- now includes a house on the market. Matt Sayles/Invision/APRichie and Madden in 2014 Richie and Madden, who paid $1.912 million for the place in 2009, are asking $3.495 million for…
  • Mortgage Rates Edge Up to 3.79%, Remain Well Below 4%

    Zillow
    26 May 2015 | 11:16 am
    Filed under: Buying, Financing, Refinancing ZillowThe weekly mortgage rate chart illustrates the average 30-year fixed interest rate in six-hour intervals. By Lauren Braun Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed loans rose this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgages at 3.79 percent, up 2 basis points from the same time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate fell Thursday, then hovered around 3.78 percent before rising to the current rate Tuesday. "Despite some volatility early on as markets parsed typically unimportant data for signals of the Fed's first rate hike,…
  • Add a Dash of Style and Curb Appeal With Just a Little Cash

    U.S. News
    26 May 2015 | 5:31 am
    Filed under: How To, Lifestyle, Selling Shutterstock / Artazum By Abby Hayes Looking to sell your home? Or maybe you just want to feel proud of the place as you swing into the driveway each evening? Either way, you can add some serious curb appeal without making a huge financial investment. For less than $50, you can make your home more attractive with these eight DIY projects. 1. Paint the front door. If your front door is a boring gray or brown -- or blends into the facade of your home -- it's time to glam it up. Bright blue and red are both great options for a front door. Keep it classy,…
  • Found a Job? Next, New Grads Must Find an Affordable Home

    Trulia
    23 May 2015 | 10:18 am
    Filed under: Economy, Lifestyle, Renting Getty ImagesIn the 25 largest rental markets, fewer than 19% of listings are affordable for recent college graduates. By Ralph McLaughlin School is (nearly) out for the summer. That means millions of newly minted college graduates will strike out on their own to find a job and a place to live. Here is a guide from Trulia, an expert source for information on rentals and real estate, to help new grads find areas where they can afford the rent and still have some money left to pay back their student loans. Trulia measured graduate affordability as the…
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  • Pharrell Williams Should Be Quite Happy in $7 Million LA Home

    Zillow
    28 May 2015 | 8:39 am
    Filed under: Buying, Celebrity Homes, Selling ZillowThe architecturally significant contemporary home sits on 1.5 acres overlooking the lights of Los Angeles. By Melissa Allison Pharrell Williams and his big hat are headed west. The "Happy" singer recently dropped $7.14 million on a contemporary estate high in the hills above Los Angeles, according to a report from Variety. Its Jetsons-style living room, complete with a floating fireplace, is surrounded by walls of glass with views of an infinity-edge pool and an expanse of city lights below. The compound on 1.5 acres includes five bedrooms…
  • Nicole Richie and Joel Madden Put Home on the Market in LA

    Zillow
    27 May 2015 | 6:07 am
    Filed under: Buying, Celebrity Homes, Selling ZillowOriginally built in 1914, the home has been remodeled to include skylights and elements of midcentury modern style. By Melissa Allison The upheaval in Nicole Richie and Joel Madden's life -- which includes rumors they're splitting up, the filming of her new reality show, "Candidly Nicole," and the purchase of a new home in Beverly Hills, according to Variety -- now includes a house on the market. Matt Sayles/Invision/APRichie and Madden in 2014 Richie and Madden, who paid $1.912 million for the place in 2009, are asking $3.495 million for…
  • Mortgage Rates Edge Up to 3.79%, Remain Well Below 4%

    Zillow
    26 May 2015 | 11:16 am
    Filed under: Buying, Financing, Refinancing ZillowThe weekly mortgage rate chart illustrates the average 30-year fixed interest rate in six-hour intervals. By Lauren Braun Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed loans rose this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgages at 3.79 percent, up 2 basis points from the same time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate fell Thursday, then hovered around 3.78 percent before rising to the current rate Tuesday. "Despite some volatility early on as markets parsed typically unimportant data for signals of the Fed's first rate hike,…
  • Add a Dash of Style and Curb Appeal With Just a Little Cash

    U.S. News
    26 May 2015 | 5:31 am
    Filed under: How To, Lifestyle, Selling Shutterstock / Artazum By Abby Hayes Looking to sell your home? Or maybe you just want to feel proud of the place as you swing into the driveway each evening? Either way, you can add some serious curb appeal without making a huge financial investment. For less than $50, you can make your home more attractive with these eight DIY projects. 1. Paint the front door. If your front door is a boring gray or brown -- or blends into the facade of your home -- it's time to glam it up. Bright blue and red are both great options for a front door. Keep it classy,…
  • Found a Job? Next, New Grads Must Find an Affordable Home

    Trulia
    23 May 2015 | 10:18 am
    Filed under: Economy, Lifestyle, Renting Getty ImagesIn the 25 largest rental markets, fewer than 19% of listings are affordable for recent college graduates. By Ralph McLaughlin School is (nearly) out for the summer. That means millions of newly minted college graduates will strike out on their own to find a job and a place to live. Here is a guide from Trulia, an expert source for information on rentals and real estate, to help new grads find areas where they can afford the rent and still have some money left to pay back their student loans. Trulia measured graduate affordability as the…
 
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  • It’s the age of electronic signatures

    Kathy Torline
    27 May 2015 | 8:52 am
    Colorado real estate contracts are often signed electronically  Search for all homes for sale in Colorado Springs Electronic signatures on real estate contracts in Colorado have became very common, especially in the Front Range area.   And they are definitely legal.   It wasn’t that long ago that all contracts had to be signed with pen and paper (preferably with blue ink).  I used to spend a lot of time running around getting signatures, faxing documents, or scanning them in.  My understanding is that Colorado Uniform Electronic Act made this this possible The Colorado Uniform…
  • El Paso County assesor sends out new valutions

    Kathy Torline
    12 May 2015 | 7:00 am
     Valuations are up in Colorado Springs  Search for all Colorado Springs Homes The one downside of the increased home values in Colorado Springs, is that property taxes are going up.  The El Paso County Assessor recently sent out the valuations and they use real estate sales from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2014 to establish 2015 values which will be reflected on the 2016 property tax bills. If you think your valuations are incorrect, you have until June 1st to appeal.  You can do so by mail, in person, by phone, by fax or online. Http://land.elpasoco.com/ El Paso County Assessor’s…
  • Homes in Northern Colorado Springs continue to increase in price

    Kathy Torline
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:21 am
    Colorado Springs Housing Market Report for Northgate Homes, Single Family Neighborhoods Include:Wildwood, GlenEagle, Flying Horse Zip code 80921 Search for homes in Northgate area of Colorado Springs Here’s a quick summary of the Real Estate Market for Northgate Colorado Springs for the 2014. Pricing has continued to increase in 2014 Number of homes sold in 2014 is on pace with 2013 Least Expensive Sale in area: Address: Mountain Turtle Area: Wildwood Square Footage: 1527 Price: $191,000 Most Expensive Sale in the area Address: Bent Creek Area: Flying Horse Square Footage: 5,126 Price:…
  • 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…
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  • Tons of Changes Coming To Fairmount.

    blogeditor
    21 May 2015 | 3:25 pm
    http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/northern-liberties/changes-on-the-400-block-of-fairmount-and-more-to-come By: Jarek Cotto Over the years, the 400 block of Fairmount has seen some major changes take place. Callahan Ward built three homes in a deep lot at 444-48 Fairmount Ave. They’ve managed to get an extra home in the project by orienting the homes toward a drive-aisle instead of the street. Another three homes are now under construction at 414 Fairmount Ave. That’s going to be three homes on Fairmount, two triplexes on Wallace Street, and eight parking spots from what we can tell.
  • FYI: New Paving Plans Will Make Philadelphia A Safer Place For Bikers.

    blogeditor
    18 May 2015 | 7:25 pm
    https://www.claremont-courier.com/cms_uploads/sf.Claremont-Bike-1_.jpg By: Jarek Cotto Do you love Dunkin’ Donuts coffee? Well, you’re not the only one. Apparently, other people in Philly think that it’s our city’s coffee soulmate. See why here. The FBI is investigating whether the Amtrak train was hit by a projectile when it was derailed recently. Sarcone’s Bakery was robbed by a masked thief recently in the Italian Market. More here. New paving plans are set to be completed this year that will greatly increase pedestrian/biker safety in the city. Home sales are…
  • Six New Homes Coming To Trenton Avenue.

    blogeditor
    14 May 2015 | 1:13 pm
    http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/fishtown/trenton-stables-two-thirds-framed By: Jarek Cotto Trenton Stables is the name of the new six home project being built at the intersection of Blair Street and Trenton Avenue. AGA Developers are the ones behind the construction on this “flatiron-shaped” parcel. These are the same developers that have been building the Frankford Square project for the past few years. The homes are replacing a one-story building that was once a stable back in the day. Ironic isn’t it? We must say that it is a drastic improvement than what was there…
  • FYI: How Do We Increase Safety For Bike Riders In Our City?

    blogeditor
    12 May 2015 | 1:28 pm
    http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/05/11/bike-crashes-philadelphia/ By: Jarek Cotto The Sixers’ new logos carry a retro-ish vibe with them. The team’s new logo is a modern version of their classic insignia. More here. Drunk man tunnels into an Old City karaoke joint and steals alcoholic beverages. How thirsty was this guy? Philly’s new sick leave law goes into effect on Wednesday. What does this new law entail? Find out here. There were a total of 551 bike accidents in Philly in 2014. Even though that number has dropped drastically over the past few decades, city officials still believe…
  • New Homes Are Rising Near Konrad Square Park

    blogeditor
    7 May 2015 | 10:59 am
    http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/fishtown/new-homes-under-construction-near-konrad-square-park2 By: Jarek Cotto Konrad Square Park is a beautiful patch of green space in Fishtown a fair distance away from Girard Avenue. With the temperatures rising and things blooming once again, it’s always a great experience to walk through here during this time of year. http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/fishtown/new-homes-under-construction-near-konrad-square-park2 2243 Tulip St. is one of the two projects you see making progress here. It’s a stuccoed three story home that at some point in the…
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  • 2 Bedroom in Fishtown: 419 E Flora St.!

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    20 May 2015 | 6:32 am
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics:http://briv.it/g4AiTake time to see this charming Fishtown 2 story, 2 bedroom home on Flora Street. Walk to your favorite restaurants and cafe's from this desired location. This adorable home has a unique L-shape foot print with a front courtyard patio that offers space for furnishings, a grill and planters. Enter in to an open layout with a formal living room that is filled with natural light through the bay window. There is a spacious dining room and beautiful renovated kitchen. The kitchen has 42" solid wood…
  • 3 Bedroom in South Kensington: 1228 N 4th St.

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    11 May 2015 | 1:49 pm
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics:http://briv.it/d3vmWelcome to this 3 story brick row home in Old Kensington located 1 block from Girard Ave and Northern Liberties. This charming home has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths, a full unfinished basement, and a we love the charming rear yard with a brick patio, fantastic for summer time fun! The entrance to the home is above street level which offers a buffer from the pedestrian traffic. There is an open living and dining room and the kitchen is located in the rear of the 1st floor. The kitchen includes all…
  • 3 Bedroom in Northern Liberties: 963 N 6th St.

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    11 May 2015 | 1:47 pm
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics:http://briv.it/a3qfStunning jaw dropping rehab with sun filled rooms!!! Generous open floor plan on 4 floors of living space with finished basement. Gracious foyer entry, Chef kitchen with separate dining area, huge outdoor living space, powder room, 3 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms with top of the line finishes throughout. Enter into the spacious living room with high ceiling and original refinished hardwood floor and an updated powder room. The large eat in kitchen has plenty of new cabinets with stainless steel…
  • 1 Bedroom Condo in Northern Liberties! 1232 N Randolph St. #2

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    4 May 2015 | 6:27 am
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics:http://briv.it/c3lbYour little flat in the city is here! We invite you to see this cozy 1 bedroom, 1 bath, condo that offers beautiful finishings and upgraded living essentials without the high-end price tag. Some of the features include: Brazilian cherry hardwood floors in the living room and foyer/study, beautiful slate floors in the kitchen, granite counters and cherry cabinets, stainless appliances and the entire condo is filled with natural light. The full bath is spacious and modern, there is a full size…
  • 2 Bedroom in Northern Liberties! 233 Brown St. #1

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    4 May 2015 | 6:22 am
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics:http://briv.it/s3sr2 bedroom 2.5 bath 3 story with finished basement, fire place, and a loft located in Northern Liberties. You have walked by this charming Brown Street home on your way to North 3rd Restaurant a million times! Now you can see what it looks like inside! This is a completely renovated 2 bedroom even has a shared outdoor courtyard. You will be greeted by a pristine original brick 3 story exterior facade and welcomed in to a completely renovated kitchen and living room area. This kitchen offers…
 
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  • Real Estate – Truth In Advertising! ;)

    Admin
    28 May 2015 | 9:15 am
    If you enjoyed this post you’ll certainly enjoy these other ‘Just For Fun’ posts!
  • Sh*t Real Estate Agents Say :)

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    28 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    If you enjoyed this post you’ll certainly enjoy these other ‘Just For Fun’ posts!
  • REALTOR Magazine and 10 Gmail Tweaks You Need Right Now

    Admin
    28 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    In the following video REALTOR® Magazine technology columnist Stefanie Hahn runs through some of the latest Gmail add-ons that will make sorting through your email a lot less pianful.
  • What Is Your Digital Stamp?

    Admin
    28 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    “My Digital Stamp” is an inspiring video by #1 Best Selling Author & International Motivational Speaker Erik Qualman. You can start creating your digital stamp with Follr – start today by clicking here.
  • New Documentary Highlights Transformation of Affordable Housing in Rural Areas of the U.S.

    Admin
    28 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Short Film Illustrates How Greystone, USDA’s Rural Development Division and Partners Work to Preserve Critical Affordable Housing for Low-income and Elderly Residents in Rural Pockets of America New York, NY – May 26, 2015 (PRNewswire) A critical affordable housing preservation process supported by USDA’s Rural Development division is highlighted in a new documentary (requires Silverlight) produced by Greystone. In the film, residents of affordable housing communities in some of the most rural areas of the U.S. see a complete transformation of their residences thanks to…
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  • You’ve Got Money!

    financemyhome1
    22 May 2015 | 8:06 am
    Imagine that after checking www.SSA.gov to see what you can expect when you retire and estimated what your minimum required distributions from your retirement accounts will be, you’ve discovered that you’re not going to have enough retirement income to cover your living expenses. Ideally, it would be perfect if the extra money you need would just come to your mailbox each month with the same certainty as your social security or retirement income. Rental homes are a popular choice for passive income because they are an investment that most people understand based on their experience owning…
  • Live the Dream

    financemyhome1
    19 May 2015 | 3:24 pm
    Consumers are more easily living the American Dream of owning a home because of the incredibly low mortgage rates. Today, most buyers can get a much lower rate than their parents or grandparents got on their first home. In a recent housing survey, FNMA released information about consumers’ thoughts on the current market. Almost two-thirds would rather buy than rent and believe that now is a good time to buy. Half of the respondents expect rent and home prices will go up. Top Ten reasons to move the dream to reality: 1. It’s cheaper than renting in most cases 2. Avoid rental increases…
  • Amortization

    financemyhome1
    5 May 2015 | 2:31 pm
    The word describes the process of accounting that will repay a loan over time. Residential buyers will most commonly be required to have an amortized mortgage. When amortizing a fixed rate mortgage, the payment remains constant for the entire term but the allocation of what goes to principal and interest changes with each payment that is made. Since an amount of each payment retires the principal, the interest due on the next payment is calculated on the unpaid balance after the previous payment was made. This means that an increasing amount is applied to principal on each payment while the…
  • Pay More or Less

    financemyhome1
    29 Apr 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Paying more for your house payment does not make your home more valuable. It does mean that the mortgage rate may be higher than it has to be. Even though fixed rates may never again be as low as they are currently, an adjustable rate mortgage may provide the lowest cost of ownership depending on how long a borrower plans to own a home. There are different types of ARMs but the one in this example is a 30 year mortgage with the rate fixed for five years and can adjust every one year after that based on independent indexes. Another feature of a FHA ARM is the maximum rate change in one period…
  • 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…
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    Houston Apartment Insiders' Blog

  • What to Do with Hard-to-Dispose-of Trash

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    28 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    Relocating in Houston or just cleaning out your apartment? Some tips on how to deal with troublesome trash the right way.If you’re relocating within Houston or just cutting down on clutter in your Houston apartment, you’ll need to know how to get rid of all kinds of extra stuff. Our previous blog post tells how to resell, donate, and recycle common items in Houston, but some types of waste are much harder to get rid of. Here’s what to do with the most common hard-to-dispose-of items: Mattresses, foam cushions, and some appliances: The Houston Furniture Bank will take these…
  • First Apartment Tips: When You Don’t Have Enough Stuff

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    21 May 2015 | 8:04 am
    Starting off in your first apartment and don't have much stuff? Tips for building your home filling up your space smartly.The internet, including our blog, is full of advice for Americans who simply have too much stuff: how to declutter, how to embrace minimalism, and how to store and organize more in a small space. If you’re moving out of your parents’ house, though, or from a dorm to a student apartment, you may have the opposite problem: How can you find enough furniture, tools, utensils, and decorations to make your first apartment feel like home? Here’s how to set up…
  • Dorm to Apartment? 4 Questions to Ask Yourself

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    14 May 2015 | 5:45 am
    Thinking about leaving your dorm for apartment living in Houston? Ask these questions first.If you’re thinking about leaving the dorm and setting up your first student apartment, ask yourself these questions: 1. Are you ready to make your move? There are pros and cons to dorm life, and better and worse things about apartment living. Chances are that you’ve thought through many of these while living in the dorm, but make sure your impression of apartment vs. dorm life is realistic, and you understand all of your college’s rules about living off-campus. This post from How…
  • Moving to Houston? Expert Advice on Traveling With Pets

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    7 May 2015 | 5:02 am
    Moving to Houston with a family pet? We have safe tavel tips to get you and your pet to your new Houston apartment home safe and sound. We know that your pets are cherished members of your family, and we’re here to help you make moving to Houston as safe and comfortable for them as possible. We can help you find a pet-friendly apartment in Houston, and we’re always on the lookout for great tips to share with you for keeping your pets happy and healthy, even if you’re making a long cross-country move. Our previous post, Houston Pets: 7 Tips for Smooth Moves, shared…
  • Extreme Luxury Apartments: How Fabulous Can They Get?

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    30 Apr 2015 | 2:49 am
    Looking for a luxury Houston apartment? We've got you covered. Have a peek at luxury around the world as you set out to find your perfect, luxurious Houston apartment.If you’re in the market for a luxury apartment in Houston, you’ve chosen the right city. Houston has a wide range of neighborhoods and styles of apartments to offer, but the recent building boom has focused on brand-new, beautiful luxury apartments, and developers have plans to build even more. What is a luxury apartment? Our previous post gives a more in-depth definition, but to put it simply, luxury apartments come…
 
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    IPIN Global - Investing in Property

  • IPIN takes Part in Cudeca's 13th Hospice Walkathon 2015!

    24 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    A staggering 1200 generously-spirited people headed to Sunset Beach Club in Benalmadena on the Costa del Sol to particpate in cancer charity Cudeca’s 13th Walkathon, raising funds and awareness for their tireless efforts in providing palliative care and vital support to more than 900 patients and their families each year. IPIN Global is especially proud of Cicilia Thomas and Tracie Buckman, among those taking part in the event on Sunday 17th May, doing their bit to help raise a whopping €30,000 in aid of the Cudeca Hospice in Benalmadena, Southern Spain! The weather for the…
  • Investment Artificially Inflating London’s Property Market

    24 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Price growth is continuing at a steady pace throughout the UK's property markets despite weakening wage growth and increased affordability issues for domestic buyers. All indications are that the majority of residential property sales are to investors both at home and overseas. Rental yield growth, despite slowly stagnating in London is being consistently outstripped by regional cities now attracting increased investment with better performing buy-to-let markets. Q1 2015 saw a national increase in rents of 10% although in the mix, London rents remained relatively flat for the first quarter,…
  • £100m Prime London Property Sold Day after Tory Victory

    18 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    As it emerged the Tories had won a majority government at last week’s general election and mansion tax fears subsided, wealthy investors went on a buying spree in London’s luxury market. It was reported that more than £100m worth of prime property was sold on the following Friday in a buying frenzy that kept estate agents working into the night. Peter Wetherell, chief exectuvie of Mayfair estate agents Wetherell said: “I’ve had correspondence last Friday and over the weekend with some 70 clients and other property contacts and all of them have said to me that the…
  • American Buyers Max Out on European Real Estate

    14 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    As highlighted in IPIN's 'Emerging Trends in Global Property Markets 2015' series, American property investors are harnessing the power of the dollar against the euro, snapping up real estate bargains in full force. The dollar started its meteoric rise against all major currencies in June 2014 and still has plenty of way to go according to FOREX experts. The considerable boost to American purchasing power in Europe's real estate markets has proven irresistible to investors seeking to profit from capital growth and currency opportunities. Jason Kumpf, real estate specialist at USForex said:…
  • Britain Decides: Better the Devil You Know

    7 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Traders in financial markets are still enjoying a high degree of volatility play after pulling one of the most exciting all-nighters since the UK last went to the polls, which dramatically resulted in a hung Parliament. Predictions had been for an inconclusive result and as the British public cast their votes, the FTSE was heading into a downward spiral. Media coverage showed an uncertain and often indifferent electorate compounding fears that a clear decision would not be reached, potentially signalling a sharp decline in all things sterling. Illustrating the markets’ inability to…
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  • Best Google+ Real Estate Articles May 2015

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

    Bill Gassett
    6 May 2015 | 5:01 am
                            Can you really sell your house by yourself? Yes, of course you can! But the question you have to ask is: What provides the biggest value to me as a homeowner? Perhaps you are looking to save costs? Or maybe save on the [...]
  • Best Google+ Real Estate Articles April 2015

    Bill Gassett
    1 May 2015 | 4:52 am
    In most areas of the country, the spring real estate market is in “full swing!” April, May, and June in my local, Webster NY Real Estate Market, are the busiest months of the entire year for real estate. Just because it’s the busiest time of the year, doesn’t mean the number of top real estate [...]
  • 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 [...]
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    PropertyShark Real Estate Blog

  • Los Angeles’ Skyline Sees Impressive Changes (2007 and Now)

    Roxana Baiceanu
    28 May 2015 | 5:04 am
    Has Los Angeles‘ skyline changed a lot since 2007? Judging from the before-and-after slideshows published by our colleagues at RENTCafé, there’s been quite a lot going on in terms of development in California’s largest city. Here’s how two of the downtown areas which have seen the most impressive changes looked back in 2007/2008 and how they look right now: 1. L.A. Live, Downtown L.A. Downtown L.A. would not be the same without “the most entertaining place on the planet,” that is, L.A. Live. A part of it is the stunning 54-story tower which was…
  • Zoom In: The Hot Spots of Brooklyn Condo and Coop Sales Closed during the First Quarter of 2015

    Roxana Baiceanu
    27 May 2015 | 5:31 am
    A total of 1,108 co-op and condo sales have been recorded during the first quarter of 2015, down 5% from the same quarter last year, shows the Corcoran Report, developed in collaboration with PropertyShark. The median sale price was $550K, a 25% increase Y-o-Y. Get “the big picture” of Brooklyn’s sales activity by checking out our updated Brooklyn Sales Map, where we’ve marked all condo and co-op sales closed during Q1 2015. For more details about the sold units, click on a property of interest and a mini-report will be be displayed. It will provide you with…
  • Top 10 Home Sales in San Francisco Nearly Hit a Combined $100M in Q1 2015

    Alex Girda
    18 May 2015 | 5:24 am
    The top 10 home sales recorded in San Francisco during the inaugural quarter of 2015 stand as testament to the city’s booming real estate market — nothing below $5M. This might not be too surprising taking into account that the San Francisco area’s current median price for a single-family home stands at over $1 million. Without further ado, here are the figures: #10. 285 San Anselmo Ave Sale price: $6,285,000 Photo credit: Google Maps This 6,807-square-foot home in the Saint Francis Wood neighborhood was acquired for $6,285,000. The five-bedroom, five-bath home is located on a…
  • Multifamily Rents Scored a Second All-Time High in April: $1,105

    Roxana Baiceanu
    15 May 2015 | 5:37 am
    The latest YardiMatrix Monthly report  published by our colleagues at Pierce Eislen shows that after a slight decline in March, US multifamily rents resumed their upward trend in April. Nationally, the average rent reached $1,105, only $3 below the all-time high recorded earlier this year in February. Top performing rental markets On a national level, rents grew by 4.3% Y-o-Y, with the most notable increases concentrated in the Northwest and Southeast markets. As you can see in the table below, the top 5 performing markets are San Francisco, Portland, Denver, Jacksonville, and Seattle.
  • Homes of the Super-Rich: NYC’s Top 10 Most Expensive Home Sales in Q1 2015

    Anamaria Colceriu
    6 May 2015 | 6:17 am
    Following a strong 2014, the New York City residential real estate market continued to heat up in Q1 2015. Scroll down to see the countdown of the top 10 most expensive home sales recorded in the first quarter of 2015: 10. 300 Central Park West #4D Sale price: $12,750,000 Sold by movie star Bruce Willis, the majestic three bedroom co-op unit at 300 Central Park West #4D changed hands in March for $12.75M. The property was purchased by the famous actor two years earlier for $9M. Some of the deluxe features include a decorative fireplace, a massive terrazzo-floored kitchen, and a living room…
 
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  • Michael Jackson’s Onetime Neverland Lists for $100 Million

    Candace Taylor
    28 May 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Jason Kirk/Getty Images The California ranch once known as Neverland and owned by late pop star Michael Jackson is going on the market for $100 million. The Los Olivos property, about 40 miles from Santa Barbara, is now called “Sycamore Valley Ranch,” said Suzanne Perkins of Sotheby’s International Realty, who shares the listing with Harry Kolb of Sotheby’s and Jeffrey Hyland of Hilton & Hyland. The amusement park rides are gone, the agents said, as are the orangutans and elephant, though there is currently a llama on the property. The iconic floral clock, which spells out…
  • We Have the Inside Scoop on Joel Madden and Nicole Richie’s Hollywood Home for Sale

    Craig Donofrio
    28 May 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic Reality TV star Nicole Richie and her husband, Joel Madden, the lead vocalist for the pop-punk band Good Charlotte, have put their Los Angeles home up for sale at $3.5 million. The 6,300-square-foot house in Laurel Canyon has a unique architectural style that isn’t easy to pin down. “It’s a kind of Mid-Century Modern or bohemian. It’s an unusual style,” says listing agent Thomas Atamian. Built in 1914, the five-bedroom home has gone through at least two conversions over the past century. It was a single-family home that was converted into a five-unit…
  • New Jersey Devils Center Travis Zajac Lists His $2.2M Colonial in Millburn

    Craig Donofrio
    28 May 2015 | 12:52 pm
    Adam Hunger/Getty Images New Jersey Devils center Travis Zajac just listed his home in Millburn, NJ, for $2.2 million, but we don’t think he has a reason to leave the Garden State. Please, Mr. Postman Send me news, tips, and promos from realtor.com® and Move. Sign Up The Canadian-born player has taken a liking to New Jersey, where he has spent the entirety of his nine-year career on the ice. And it looks like he’ll be with the Devils until 2021, according to the eight-year, $46 million contract he signed with the team two years ago. Perhaps Zajac wants a new piece of…
  • Phillies Manager Ryne Sandberg Looks for a Big Win With $3.8M Phoenix Listing

    Angela Colley
    28 May 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Rich Schultz/Getty Images Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg is selling his classic ranch-style estate in Phoenix. The charming eight-bedroom home, located in the Camelback East area, is listed for $3.8 million. The first thing you’ll notice about this property is abundant curb appeal. Lush trees and landscaping surround this stately home. The crisp, white façade has a number of bay windows and a large second-story balcony. Curb appeal, Ryne Sandberg–style Curb appeal, Ryne Sandberg–style Inside, there’s plenty of living space—the home measures in at 6,235…
  • Pending Home Sales Hit a 9-Year Record in April, Says the NAR

    Lisa Selin Davis
    28 May 2015 | 7:31 am
    March was a banner month for pending home sales—those that are in contract but haven’t yet officially sold. Guess what? So was April, the National Association of Realtors® reported on Thursday. Home-buyer activity had increased 11% year over year by March; in April, it rose again for the fourth straight month, up 3.4% from the previous month, and 14% from a year earlier. That’s the highest level since 2006. And so the trend continues: Buyer activity on the rise, prices going up, mortgage rates inching up, inventory not climbing fast enough to meet demand. That last…
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  • For Sale- 91 Foster Road, Tewksbury MA 01876- MLS# 71835470

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

    Mike Wheatley
    28 May 2015 | 8:40 pm
    A growing number of real estate firms are exercising a stronger publishing arm lately, blending the lines between journalism and branding to expand its reach with prospects. Some companies are no longer relying on traditional media to get their messages out but are creating news vehicles to get the messages out themselves, reports The Wall Street Journal. The brokerage Douglas Elliman last week relaunched its Elliman magazine as a lifestyle magazine. The publication is no longer primarily used to showcase home listings but now includes stories on high-profile personalities (like the latest…
  • Meet Knocker: The ‘Tinder’ of real estate apps

    Mike Wheatley
    28 May 2015 | 8:35 pm
    Searching for houses is a chore. Even I, as someone with about $100 in savings, know that. Which is why Knocker is a welcome new option. The iOS app, which swipes the Tinder approach of, well, swiping through your options, hooks into iPhone’s location services making it really easy to see what’s available. You can choose to see places to let, to buy, or both. You can easily save properties that take your fancy as well as share them by email with others, and arrange a viewing by phone directly through the app. Knocker is built on top of the massive British property website Zoopla, so…
  • Travels Through Memphis

    Brian Kline
    28 May 2015 | 6:34 am
    There is an almost unexplainable draw to Graceland. In 1976, Bruce Springsteen was caught by Graceland security climbing over the fence in an attempt to see the King of Rock ‘n Roll. “For reasons I cannot explain, there’s some part of me that wants to see Graceland.” – Paul Simon. The fact is, Graceland is the second most visited house in America, second only to the White House. Memphis Isn’t Only About Graceland Many of the attractions in Memphis have been around longer than Graceland. The Peabody Hotel has featured ducks that live in a duck palace on the roof since the…
  • Twitter surpasses LinkedIn as #1 social media site for salespeople

    Mike Wheatley
    27 May 2015 | 8:06 pm
    Twitter has become the No. 1 social media site that salespeople use to garner business, according to research by Forbes. Image credit: LSC via pixabay.com Twitter with 302 million active users trumped LinkedIn with its 364 million users to become the go-to platform choice among salespeople, according to Forbes’ research and surveys. Fewer users notwithstanding, the survey found that salespeople ranked Twitter slightly more valuable than LinkedIn when it came to sales prospecting. “Historically, LinkedIn has been the network where more formal business communication takes place but there is…
  • Online Real Estate Auctions: Myths vs Facts

    Guest Author
    27 May 2015 | 8:02 pm
    Whether you’re a real estate professional looking to grow your business or a budding or experienced real estate investor, online home auction sites are changing the face of real estate. Misconceptions about the auction process and the homes sold at auction can make this approach seem daunting to some, but in truth, winning a home online can be pretty easyand rewarding. Image credit: geralt via Pixabay.com Here are some of the most common misconceptions about online home auctions, along with the facts that disprove them. Myth 1: All homes up for auction are in terrible condition. Fact:…
 
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  • Stop by our booth at the REALTORS Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo!

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

    Brianna Collier
    6 May 2015 | 8:26 am
    Its a fact, homes that look nice sell faster and for higher prices. When a home has been lived in for any length of time, its inevitable that some damage and wear has occurred. It may be a few minor things here and there, but after you take inventory, the list can get a little overwhelming at times. Add a tight budget and even tighter time table and you are pretty much in stress city. This is where DIY home improvement comes in. If you have never tackled a home project yourself, there’s no time like the present! People can look at fixing things as an ominous task, but you’d be…
  • Open House Ideas That Even Pinterest Would Approve Of

    Brianna Collier
    28 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    What’s a great way to drive traffic through a listing? Showings, good marketing, and of course open houses. Home buyers that are on the prowl for the “best of the best” have probably been to a few open houses already. How is yours going to stand out from the rest? A clean house alone is a bare minimum. You need open house ideas that are engaging, fun, and leave a lasting impression. Whether it makes sense or not, home buyers care a lot about how a place feels. Your open house doesn’t need to be perfect, but it does need to be put together. The best way to do this is…
  • 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…
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  • Nevada Laws that were recently passed

    Las Vegas Modern Homes
    21 May 2015 | 3:42 pm
      First: Taxes. It is clear that the discussion on sales tax on services is not over, and that we’ll have to continue fighting that battle (expect to see ballot questions on this). However, the transaction tax that was proposed this session did not pass, and neither did the margin tax. There was a last […]
  • LBPS and Aurora Loan Services Short Sale successfully closed in Las Vegas Nevada

    Las Vegas Modern Homes
    21 May 2015 | 3:40 pm
    I recently closed two short sale transactions here in Las Vegas Nevada- both with lenders who don’t have the best track record for being easy to work with.   My team has been working on short sales since 2009, and we have closed over 30 short sale transactions with many different banks including, Bank of America, […]
  • Which banks are pursuing the most short sales in Las Vegas?

    Las Vegas Modern Homes
    21 May 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Which Banks Are Pursuing the Most Short Sales? JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo accounted for 60 percent of the some 17,781 short sale and deed-in-lieu agreements loan servicers completed through May under the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives program, reports Inman News in its analysis of the latest figures provided by the Treasury Department. The two […]
  • Golf Course Communities in Las Vegas Nevada

    Las Vegas Modern Homes
    13 May 2015 | 4:46 pm
    If you’d like to search for homes in Las Vegas click here. I also have access to all of the properties on the market and would be happy to help you.  Please give me a call toll free to speak to me about your real estate needs at 1-866-589-1646.  I can send you a list […]
  • 3001 Mason Avenue McNeil Manor

    Las Vegas Modern Homes
    12 May 2015 | 11:15 am
    3001 Mason Avenue McNeil Manor The McNeil Neighborhood is a very charming neighborhood in the heart of Las Vegas. These homes were the edge of town when they were originally constructed in the 1950-1970’s. The majority of the homes are single story properties with an occasional two story and tri-level homes. Lot sizes range from […]
 
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  • Interims & Construction: Third-Party Lenders

    Trey
    14 May 2015 | 7:48 am
    The following article (written by us) appeared in the February issue of The CPR Report (published by Government Loan Solutions). Learn more about this monthly newsletter and read past issues in The CPR Report archives. Interims & Construction: Third-Party Lenders SBA 504 loans are designed to lower the risk for small business borrowers who want to buy, build, or renovate commercial real estate. Ten percent of the total project cost as equity is pretty tough to beat. But these loans also lower the risk for banks, especially when banks work with third-party lenders to get these loans…
  • SBA 504 Loans and Mobilegeddon

    Trey
    30 Apr 2015 | 2:36 pm
    If you’re interested at all in web traffic and search engine optimization (SEO) — and you should be, at least a little — you heard a thing or two about “mobilegeddon” in the weeks leading up to last Tuesday. That’s the day when Google rolled out a change to its search algorithm that favors mobile-friendly sites. When we first read about the change, to be totally transparent, we panicked a little bit. Neither 504experts.com nor 504blog.com was designed with mobile in mind, and we worried that our web search traffic would take a hit. After reading more about Google’s change and…
  • #tbt Construction Videos

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

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

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

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

    ForSaleByOwner
    14 May 2015 | 8:35 am
    The negotiation process is an integral part of selling one’s home, and the difference between doing it the right way or the wrong way can mean several thousand dollars either in or out of your pocket. Because it is so crucial to negotiate well, I recommend you follow these 5 tips to help you negotiate the best possible deal for yourself when selling your home: 1. Create a Quid pro quo. This Latin term means “something for something”, and in practical terms, it means setting up a negotiation where both sides feel as though they are getting something they want in the deal. In essence, you…
  • 3 Essential Places to Stage for a Sale

    ForSaleByOwner
    6 May 2015 | 10:58 am
    As you begin to prepare your home for sale, staging every square inch of your home can seem like a challenge, especially if you’re concerned about your budget and time. By focusing first on the most important areas to stage for a home sale you can impress buyers and maximize your budget while keeping your expenses down. Kick Your Curb Appeal Up a Notch When it comes to staging you should always start at the curb. Your front yard is the first thing buyers will see as they drive by and your home’s curb appeal will be a major deciding factor in that buyer slowing down and taking a closer…
  • 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…
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  • 4 Tips on Choosing a good wedding ring

    Alessia Barbara
    27 May 2015 | 7:45 am
    buy wedding rings in famous jewelry boutique will be extra comfortable. The item turns out, sometimes through the design along with mediocre, your current price of the ring will be very expensive. to look for a wedding ring can be not easy. You\'ll find items for you to end up being considered. ranging coming from price, type, (Info: ring's spouse) to the suitability associated with tastes. although your solution regarding engagement ring will also describe what your personality, relationships inside spouses as well as a good model marriage. cincin kawin whereas, it is possible to produce…
  • Film Spongebob Not Good for Kids Concentration

    Alessia Barbara
    27 May 2015 | 7:34 am
    Children's Health Who does not know the underwater adventures of SpongeBob Squarepants. All the love, maybe including you and your child. Did you know this movie could disturb the concentration of the child. However, if you notice that the movie SpongeBob including films that are too fast rhythm for children, try to compare with the rhythm of the film Dora The Explorer or other children. Based on recent research, pre-school children who watched this movie fast rhythm caused hardship concentration compared to peers who do not watch SpongeBob. In addition children who watch only 9 minutes the…
  • royal jelly & its Benefits | swissgarde- health & life

    Alessia Barbara
    18 May 2015 | 7:11 am
    Noble jelly, that's secreted from the salivary glands involving Jelly Gamat member of staff bees, serves as foodstuff for all youthful larvae so that as the only meal intended for larvae that can turned out to be queen bees. It includes combining supplements, mineral deposits, protein and also fat, in conjunction with acid glycosides in addition to sterols, for example stigmasterol. 50 % of the particular dry excess weight connected with royal jello uses protein. Studies throughout rodents reveal regal jelly offers anti-inflammatory and also anti-tumor properties. Observe likewise bee pollen…
  • Never Underestimate The Social Bookmark Creating Customer Support In Hosting

    Alessia Barbara
    16 May 2015 | 2:16 am
    This is one of the best elements of the whole Google AdSense experience. No one gets noticable this decision except you really. It's your page. You get to decide how many ( considerably 3 ads per page), what colors and shapes you Visit Us and on what part from the page the ad is placed. An individual place your ads in the top or buttocks? In the middle of the book? To the left or right? Blog marketing will flourish your our life. One must try to spread his/her blog almost everywhere. This can be done by the active participation in the social structures. The social networks will help to…
  • Blog – Its Meaning And Related Terms

    Alessia Barbara
    16 May 2015 | 2:13 am
    Websites take part search engine optimization for you to gain more Visit Us via motors. But website owners need not necessarily consider attaining new visitors but also have to focus on making that old ones need to come visit back. In no particular order, these are the connected with what always be considered as "common website mistakes" that can be a turn off for much traffic and errors that hinders a website from being easily classified by major motors. This list mainly deals whilst web design aspect of some website. You do not need to use every definitely these websites, but appear won't…
 
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  • Interview With a Millennial

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

    Chris Clark
    6 May 2015 | 5:59 am
    If there’s any consolation prize for CRE’s tech laggard status, it’s that they don’t have to deal with commission wars like the residential sector does. Data standards, mature online portals, electronic transaction management have dramatically reduced the cost of residential transactions. So it’s natural for consumers to think that greater efficiency should translate to lower […] Source: CREOutsider
  • 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
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  • Things To Consider Before Building A Koi Pond

    Carter Wessman
    28 May 2015 | 9:51 am
    Adding a pond to your backyard is a great way to transform a static landscape into a dynamic oasis; put some koi into that pond, and you’ll never want to leave your backyard. But before you start the big dig, here are some points to consider. 1. Cost The cost of your pond will vary depending on the size you decide to build it, the number and size of the fish, and the type of filter you decide to buy. If you’re willing to start out with smaller fish (3-6 inches) and wait a few years until they’re full size (1-3 feet depending on the variety), then you’ll save yourself hundreds of…
  • Current Mortgage Rates for Thursday, May 28, 2015

    Michael Kraus
    28 May 2015 | 7:06 am
    Yesterday mortgage bonds rallied for a second consecutive day, leading to an improvement in mortgage rates.  Outside of a 7-year Treasury note auction this afternoon, there aren’t many other market events today.  There’s the continued influence of the Greek debt conflagration, but I think at this point people are tired of the seeming lack of resolution to this issue that has been going on in some form or another for, oh, four years now.  More on that after the jump. This morning Freddie Mac published its weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey. The average rate on a 30-year…
  • 5 Home Projects You Should Never DIY

    Courtney Watson
    27 May 2015 | 1:40 pm
    With the answers to all the DIY questions in the world just a Google search away, it can be easy to think that a couple hours’ research makes you a pro. But there are plenty of home improvement projects that just aren’t worth the danger, no matter how much you might save. Here are 5 that you should really leave to the professionals. Asbestos removal Asbestos was used for decades and decades as an insulator—until people realized that it’s actually toxic, that is. If your home was built prior to the 1980’s, there’s a decent chance asbestos was used in its construction.
  • Current Mortgage Rates for Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    Michael Kraus
    27 May 2015 | 7:09 am
    Mortgage bonds rallied yesterday, and mortgage rates improved.  We’re finally beginning to see some stability in bonds after approximately a month of volatility during which we saw the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rise by about twenty basis points (according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey).  Prior to the beginning of May, mortgage rates were flat for almost all of April. This morning mortgage bonds are flat, and there is no significant domestic economic data due out today.  However, there are a number of treasury auctions today, and depending…
  • 3 Reasons for Rejection After Preapproval for Mortgage

    Jim McNiff
    26 May 2015 | 7:57 am
    Between higher credit score and down payment requirements, getting a mortgage has become more challenging in recent years. Therefore, finding out you’re pre­approved for a mortgage might be the best news you’ve heard all year. A pre­approval involves a mortgage lender reviewing your income, credit and debt to determine whether you qualify for a mortgage and how much you can receive. Getting a pre­approval letter gives you the green light to start looking for a new home. Understand, however, a pre­approval doesn’t guarantee closing on a mortgage. It might come as a surprise, but…
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    Atlanta Real Estate Forum

  • Monastery of the Holy Spirit Featured on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio

    Courtney Rogers
    28 May 2015 | 9:50 am
    Mario Joseph, brother of the Monastery of the Holt Spirit in Conyers, is today’s Around Atlanta guest on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio. Brother Mario is featured on this week’s show to discuss his life as one of the 35 monks in the Trappist order, and how their monastery promotes a serene, God-centered lifestyle. Brother Mario [...]
  • Vinings Parc East by Traton Homes Featured on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio

    Courtney Rogers
    27 May 2015 | 5:26 pm
    Vinings Parc East, a brand new townhome community from Traton Homes, is featured in this week’s Deal of the Week segment on Atlanta Real Estate Forum. Now open for sales, the first three home buyers at Vinings Parc East will receive a $2,500 closing cost bonus, as well as $10,000 in free design options when [...]
  • Turner Construction Featured on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio

    Courtney Rogers
    22 May 2015 | 5:54 pm
    Representatives from Turner Construction and Turner Interiors were on hand to discuss the commercial real estate market and their company on today’s All About Real Estate edition of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio. Mark Dent, vice president and general manager for Georgia and the Carolinas at Turner Construction, and John Lichtenwalter, general manager for Turner [...]
  • Around Atlanta: 6th Annual Cars & ‘Q for the Cause

    Courtney Rogers
    21 May 2015 | 12:56 pm
    Emily Bridges, Atlanta marketing director with Choate Construction Company, stopped by Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio’s Around Atlanta edition to talk about Cars & ‘Q for the Cause, an event benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Cars & ‘Q, now in its sixth year, is an annual event held by the commercial general contractor that raises funds [...]
  • Fischer Homes Offers Realtor Incentive on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio

    Courtney Rogers
    20 May 2015 | 7:37 pm
    Fischer Homes is offering metro Atlanta Realtors the opportunity to earn the trip of a lifetime on this week’s Deal of the Week edition of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio. With the builder’s Ritz VIP package, Realtors that sell two or more Fischer homes between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2015 will win a once-in-a-lifetime [...]
 
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    My Moving Reviews

  • 20 Funny Moving Tips To Simplify Your Move

    Joshua Green
    26 May 2015 | 9:25 am
    If you think that your toddler crawling inside a moving box is the funniest thing that may happen during your moving preparations, think again. If you think that dropping a cardboard box full of kitchen plates is the worst thing that may happen to you on Moving day, think again. If you think that you are immune to committing rookie moving mistakes, think again. The entire moving process is anything but safe and fool-proof. Here are a few hilarious moving gifs with real life examples of what can go wrong during a house move. You will even be treated to some valuable moving tips on how to…
  • Best Ways To Save On Additional Moving Services

    Jessica Ryan
    21 May 2015 | 6:27 am
    Do your relocation needs go beyond the shipment of your household items? Your chosen movers can perform a variety of extra moving services for you upon request. When you order a main course, you don’t deprive yourself of the appropriate side-dishes, even if you need to pay extra for them, right? Actually, it’s exactly the variety and the quality of add-ons that define your overall experience, whatever the specific circumstances in your case may be. In the event of moving house, for example, the extra services you request in addition to shipping your household items, may render the entire…
  • How To Move A Pool Table By Yourself

    Joshua Green
    19 May 2015 | 7:26 am
    Are you a proud owner of a pool table who’s facing a long distance move to another part of the country? Or maybe you need to have your pool table moved across town, to another city in the same state or even to a different room in your own house? Are you ready to sink the 8th ball in the middle pocket and win the game of moving your pool table by yourself? If so, this complete step-by-step guide to moving a pool table by yourself is just for you. It will explain in detail what is involved in moving a pool table and will also cover fundamental topics, such as the cost of removing a pool…
  • How To Move Your Garden

    Jessica Ryan
    15 May 2015 | 6:32 am
    If only you could load all the beauty, charm and peaceful atmosphere of your flower garden onto the moving truck! Creating a beautiful garden around your house magically transforms it into a fairy-tale dwelling where imagination meets everyday reality to inspire a positive attitude towards life. Your charming plants provide a quick escape to nature and allow you to enjoy some peaceful moments amidst the chaotic and busy modern day life, invite good humor and joyful spirits to your home. You have probably spent many hours tending to your garden in order to achieve the enchanting look and feel…
  • Moving To Raleigh, NC: The City Of Oaks Awaits You

    Joshua Green
    12 May 2015 | 6:52 am
    Your decision to relocate to Raleigh will soon prove to be one of the best decisions you’ve ever made in your life. If you’re about to move to Raleigh, NC, then you should consider yourself lucky. Located in the northeast central region of North Carolina,the city of Raleigh (pop. 431,746) is the capital of the Old North State and as such, it offers a score of unique attractions – great museums, unforgettable live performances and festivals, thrilling sports, extensive parks, large lakes and endless fun activities. Raleigh is an extremely family-friendly destination as well –…
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    Colordarcy Investment » Blog

  • Why You Should Invest In UK Hotel Rooms

    Artur Vogt
    12 May 2015 | 3:45 am
    Hotel room investments provide an affordable way of adding highly desirable, luxury properties to your portfolio. Investors from all over the world have their eyes set on UK hotels, and so should you. Care to know why?Average hotel occupancy rate in the UK is 87.5%Low entry investment starting at as little as £18,000Fully managed, the operator will fill the rooms and maintain the buildingHigh returns, hotels beat the yields of any other UK buy-to-let investmentClear exit strategy in form of assured resale or buyback by the developerGuaranteed income in form of fixed returns over agreed…
  • Latest Buy-To-Let Craze: Buying Rooms In Care Homes

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

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

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

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

  • Real Estate and Luxury Domain Name sales….

    editor
    14 May 2015 | 5:08 am
    Let’s catch up on some recent Real Estate and Luxury Domain Name sales. Do you Own Your Market? Upgrading your domain name is one of the easiest things you can do to increase the value of your Luxury business.   What’s at stake?  Traffic, Leads, Trust, Authority, Recall, Sales, $$$$ Luxe.com                                   $172,500 MyConcierge.com                      $87,000 JacksonHoleRealEstate.com     $85,000 LuxuryVilla.com                        $70,000…
  • San Jose’s median home price hits $900,000

    editor
    10 May 2015 | 11:45 pm
    The median price for a previously owned single-family home in the San Jose, Calif., metropolitan area just hit a whopping $900,000, according report released Monday. Read more … http://www.marketwatch.com/story/san-joses-median-home-price-hits-900000-2015-05-11     Are you a real estate agent / broker selling property in San Jose, Palo Alto, Los Gatos, Atherton or other locations in  Silicon Valley? Buy any of these prime Luxury names, fill with relevant/luxury content and you instantly become the “authority” for that name. RelocateToSiliconValley.com…
  • The Domain Name JacksonHoleRealEstate.com acquired for $85,000

    editor
    27 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    DNJournal reports JacksonHoleRealEstate.com for $85,000.  Ron Jackson talks with Rob Grant about the sale and why real estate brokers and agents are buying premium real estate domain names to control, dominate and OWN their markets. As many new real estate extensions launch, .com stands out from the clutter as THE place to be.  Rob comments to DnJournal “I’ve seen a significant increase in the number of qualified and substantial offers coming in from brokers for the premium ‘.com’ real estate domains – this, paradoxically, as many of the new competing…
  • The New Price of Luxury Real Estate: $40 Million

    editor
    26 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    How a once unthinkable sum became a standard asking price for high-end real estate. Up until a few years ago, homes priced at $40 million or more were almost nonexistent. Not anymore—with the country’s most expensive homes priced well above $100 million, listings and sales at the $40 million mark have popped up across the country. “We’ve had this creation of a new market category unlike anything that’s ever been seen before,” said Jonathan Miller of Manhattan-based Miller Samuel Real Estate Appraisers. “Five or 10 years ago, a $40 million sale or listing was an outlier. And…
  • Recent Real Estate Domain Name Sales…

    editor
    22 Feb 2015 | 12:24 am
    Some interesting Real Estate Domain Name sales… LuxuryVilla.com —  recently sold for $70,000. FortWorthHomes.com     sold for $34,100 BrentwoodRealEstate.com     $31,500 LandmarkProperties.com     $20,000 NebraskaRealty.com   was acquired for  $16,000 RealEstateCanberra.com  was purchsed for   $11,000 LuxuryNYC.com     $11,000   — wow what a good buy! Congratualtions to buyer and sellers. Is it time to upgrade your domain name or add to your digital presence?  Buy a Clear, Descriptive, Intuitive Domain Name today and add credibility and value to your Real…
 
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    Calgary Real Estate Blog

  • Calgary Homes For Sale Have Sales Drop

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

  • What is the Difference Between FHA and Conventional Loans?

    Karen Highland
    27 May 2015 | 11:06 am
    What is the Difference Between FHA and Conventional Financing? For first time home buyers the terminology of loans can be confusing, and sometimes the answers are misunderstood when explained in real estate jargon. The three basic categories of financing are either FHA, VA, or Conventional. Here’s a brief rundown: 1. FHA – Insured Financing.  FHA stands for Federal Housing Administration and was created in 1934. The Federal Housing Administration doesn’t actually lend money to home buyers. Rather, it insures the loans that are given to qualified home buyers, by FHA-approved lenders.
  • Homeowner Tips – Use Less Water on Your Yard and Garden

    Karen Highland
    22 May 2015 | 5:30 am
    Home Owner Tips – Use Less Water on Your Yard & Gardens Use Less Water More Effectively It’s that time of year again, when homeowners work to create the lawn and garden that make outdoor living so enjoyable. Homeowners will be happy to know that having a lush green lawn, beautiful landscaping and colorful flowers doesn’t have to cost a fortune in water. Sprinkler and drip irrigation systems can be be used to make the process much easier, and much more dependable. Irrigation systems can regularly send water to various spots in landscapes and gardens. Today’s systems can…
  • The Maryland Mortgage Program – For Home Buyers with Significant Student Debt

    Karen Highland
    18 May 2015 | 5:25 am
    You’ve Earned It! Maryland Mortgage Program Do you have more than $25,000 in student debt? Are you otherwise qualified to buy a home but don’t have enough for a downpayment because of student loans? If you want to live in any of the 82 participating locations in Maryland, you may be able to take advantage of a temporary loan program, the “You’ve Earned It!” Initiative. Governor Hogan has pledged $20 million towards this initiative. Qualified borrowers will be able to get a 30-year fixed loan at 2.75% with up to $10,000 down payment assistance. Buyers must…
  • New Home Construction in Frederick Md – 2015

    Karen Highland
    15 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    New Home Construction Resumes in Frederick Md There are some new residential building projects underway, after a few years of a very slow market for new homes. It seems that housing development is returning. New home construction in Frederick Md is reaching levels we haven’t seen in several years. Westview South More than 500 homes are in the plans at Westview South, a new community coming from Mitchell & Best Home Builders, a Rockville Maryland company. Located on Buckeystown Pike, near New Design Road, south of Westview Mall. The community will be a mix of three- and four-level…
  • Frederick County Real Estate Market – April 2015

    Karen Highland
    12 May 2015 | 5:15 am
    Frederick County Real Estate Market Snapshot – April 2015 provided by the Highland Group The real estate market in Frederick was up in demand over last April. Here is a snapshot of Frederick County real estate statistics: Real Estate Statistics in Frederick Md Average Home Sales Price:  $282,600: down ↓ 1% from last April. Average Single-Family Sales Price:  $332,100, down 2% Average Attached Home Sales Price:  $215,800, the same as last year. A greater number of Townhouses sold this year compared to last: 9% more More single-family homes sold compared to last year: 13% more*…
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    Karri Flatla

  • Lethbridge Real Estate Market Update: April 2015

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

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

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

  • 7 Ways to Successfully Collect Email Addresses

    Candace Green
    28 May 2015 | 6:12 am
    This blog first appeared on Inman. See the original post here. Email is synonymous with communication these days.  In the few short years that we’ve had access to this tool it’s become our favorite method of keeping in touch.  But what if you’re a veteran REALTOR who built the bulk of your database before the Internet dominated communications? I often hear from real estate agents who have databases complete with accurate addresses, zip codes, and phone numbers. But these same agents are lacking the email addresses that they need to begin effective email marketing campaigns.……
  • What Do Past Real Estate Clients Want?

    Candace Green
    25 May 2015 | 7:29 am
    Today I’m sharing a blog with you from Morris Marketing Group.  They share some valuable information about what your past clients crave from you as their REALTOR. It’s pretty easy to figure out what clients want from you during a transaction. They want you to help them buy or sell a home quickly, get the best possible deal, and make the entire process go smoothly. But what do past clients want from you in the months and years after a transaction?… Read the rest
  • Benefits of a Real Estate CRM

    Candace Green
    23 May 2015 | 10:55 am
    I’m always shocked when a REALTOR confesses that they don’t use a real estate CRM.  Don’t they know how much easier their day-to-day tasks would be if they used the right tools? Having the right real estate contact management system can help you merge your real estate marketing efforts with your business process, allowing you to focus in on both current and prospective clients in a way that is timely, relevant, personalized, and most importantly, efficient and effective. Here are just a few ways the right CRM can help: Create a centralized system for all your contact…
  • How to Earn Trust from Your Real Estate Clients

    Candace Green
    21 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Buying or selling a home is one of the biggest decisions most people make in their lives.  The process can be emotional, stressful, and exciting for your real estate clients.  Not only are prospects seeking a knowledgeable REALTOR® to help them make the best decision, they’re seeking someone they can trust with their future. If a real estate agent comes across as ethical and authentic they gain the confidence of their prospects, leading to more referrals and repeat business.  Unfortunately, if the prospect views their potential Realtor as dishonest or misleading, it can damage the…
  • Best Way to Get Qualified Real Estate Leads

    Candace Green
    19 May 2015 | 8:01 am
    For most real estate agents, the hunt for qualified leads is ongoing.  The right real estate CRM can help you organize your contacts. But did you know it can also help you better recognize qualified leads for REALTORS®? By understanding what makes a qualified lead and what doesn’t, you’ll save time and money going after new contacts that have the greatest chance of moving from prospective client to active client. Email Campaign Reporting When you take the time to create email campaigns, you want to know how they’re performing.… Read the rest
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    Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088

  • What are Warner Robins GA Homes Worth in April 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    25 May 2015 | 8:08 am
    What are Warner Robins GA Homes Worth in April 2015 Do you want to know “What are Warner Robins GA homes worth in April 2015″? If so, you have come to the right place. That question and others will be answered about the real estate market in Warner Robins GA, so stay tuned! This market is favors sellers at […] The post What are Warner Robins GA Homes Worth in April 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • Easy Home Improvements to Help Your Home Sell

    Anita Clark Realtor
    24 May 2015 | 6:03 pm
    Seller Tips: Easy Home Improvements to Help Your Home Sell So you have finally decided to sell your home. Are you ready? Perhaps a facelift will help skyrocket your home’s selling price. But what should the home renovation include? As a seller you should focus on the appearance and functionality of the property, both inside […] The post Easy Home Improvements to Help Your Home Sell appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • What are Perry GA Homes Worth in April 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    20 May 2015 | 5:51 pm
    What are Perry GA Homes Worth in April 2015? Spring is often the time when consumers start thinking about joining the local real estate market and residents of Perry GA are no exception. Many have been asking “What are Perry GA homes worth in April 2015?“. It is a good question that sets the stage for […] The post What are Perry GA Homes Worth in April 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • What are Kathleen GA Homes Worth in April 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    18 May 2015 | 5:43 pm
    What are Kathleen GA Homes Worth in April 2015 Potential real estate consumers who want to know “What are Kathleen GA Homes Worth in April 2015” will find the answer to that question and many others in this report! With 5 months of inventory in this sellers market, there are fewer homes than normal for […] The post What are Kathleen GA Homes Worth in April 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • What are Centerville GA Homes Worth in April 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    17 May 2015 | 4:06 pm
    What are Centerville GA Homes Worth in April 2015 Consumers who are curious “What are Centerville GA Homes Worth in April 2015″ will have that question and many others answered in this month’s real estate report. With hot weather arriving this market is really starting to heat up! Sales went up this past month as buyers […] The post What are Centerville GA Homes Worth in April 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
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    Real Estate Valuation | IRR on Real Estate blog

  • The NYC office market sets a new trend, and why multifamily investors like secondary markets

    Ray Cirz
    22 May 2015 | 8:58 am
    Here are the news stories you might have missed this week: The New York Times: Rejecting the cubicle for an expanse of space New York has always been a trendsetter, and one of the latest movements coming out of the Big Apple is superwides — uninterrupted office floors that span 100,000 square feet or more.  Companies are demanding this rare floor design, as many hope that connected employees will boost productivity.  While demand is up …
  • IRR-San Diego’s Jeff Greenwald named finalist in SDBJ Most Admired CEO Awards

    Ray Cirz
    19 May 2015 | 5:36 am
    At Integra Realty Resources we value leadership. Our appraisers are not only outstanding professionals in the industry but mentors and role models in the 65 communities where we operate. Today, we are pleased to recognize IRR San Diego’s Senior Managing Director and Principal Jeff Greenwald, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, ASA, FRICS, for recently being named a finalist in the San Diego Business Journal’s 8th Annual Most Admired CEO Awards. The SDBJ Most Admired CEO awards recognize …
  • Harrison’s gunning for Hoboken, and the attack of the giant warehouses

    Ray Cirz
    15 May 2015 | 11:15 am
    Here are the news stories you might have missed this week: The Wall Street Journal: Raising the roof making all the difference in warehouses In the age of e-commerce, the bigger — and higher — the warehouse, the better.  To attract big e-commerce firms and the online branch of traditional retailers, developers are building large warehouses with taller ceilings — 40 feet or more.  While most warehouses have ceiling clearances between 28 and 36 feet, …
  • Investors are moving on from Manhattan, and the plan to import tech to Miami

    Ray Cirz
    8 May 2015 | 11:42 am
    Here are the news stories you might have missed this week: Bloomberg: The real NYC housing boom isn’t in Manhattan To find the best investment opportunities in New York City, you have to take the B train to Brooklyn.  Luxury apartment and condominium developers are throwing money into Brooklyn and Queens since these two boroughs offer more land, fewer expenses, and growing multifamily demand.  Thousands of new units are in the pipeline, and domestic and …
  • Why millennials (and investors) love micro-units, and the digital threat to the hotel industry

    Ray Cirz
    1 May 2015 | 10:48 am
    Here are the news stories you might have missed this week: The New York Times: Technology overtakes tobacco in Winston-Salem, N.C. Winston-Salem has gone cold turkey, and is now investing in a healthier lifestyle.  Millions of dollars have been poured into the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, a 145-acre development on the site of a former cigarette manufacturing plant, which brings together research institutions and hospitals, as well as private technology businesses and residential units.  The …
 
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    The Oatley Team

  • Home of the Week: 513 Locust Creek Blvd.

    Laura
    27 May 2015 | 7:44 pm
    The Oatley Team This is a great opportunity to own a home in Locust Creek! This 5br/4.5ba 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 kitchen with cabinets galore! The kitchen is open […] Laura
  • Home of the Week: 3004 Cornerstone Ct.

    Laura
    12 May 2015 | 11:37 am
    The Oatley Team This home has been completely remodeled ! Plus, there is an additional living quarters that is perfect for a student returning home from school or an in law suite. This gorgeous home has been updated from head to toe – new windows, new roof, new doors, new flooring, new paint, & so much more and […] Laura
  • Home of the Week: 5422 Valley Park Dr.

    Laura
    6 May 2015 | 2:46 pm
    The Oatley Team This is an amazing former Cimarron model home! You will find a newer roof, HVAC AND WATER HEATER! This spectacular all brick walkout ranch features a 4 car garage (w/tandem parking) and a circular drive! There is beautiful hardwood entry with custom molding and 9′ ceilings and crystal chandelier! You will find a 14′ dining […] Laura
  • Home of the Week: 208 Bramton Rd.

    Laura
    29 Apr 2015 | 4:28 am
    The Oatley Team Our home of the week: 208 Bramton Rd. has been completely remodeled! You will find a NEW roof, windows, doors, updated electric with a new panel, new plumbing, refinished hardwood floors, new high efficiency HVAC, & more! This beautiful 3 bedroom , 2 full bath all brick ranch with garage has been remodeled head to […] Laura
  • 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
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    PropertyCluster.com Blog

  • Tips to Strategize Right Price for Your Property

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

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

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

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

  • Dubai property developers set to give the city a natural, green feel

    Holly Woolston
    11 May 2015 | 12:43 am
    Image Credits: Bayut.com Much-anticipated travel exhibition Arabian Travel Market hit Dubai last week, bringing with it multiple announcements in the hospitality and real estate sector. Aiming to grow the city even further and attract even more tourists and residents alike, ATM is a fantastic platform for both local and international companies to showcase their properties and promote their brands. One of the companies launching something new was Dubai’s Damac Properties who announced their upcoming ‘Vista Lux’ development, which will house rivers, a zip wire, fountains, organic markets,…
  • Don’t be afraid to make your Dubai rented house your home!

    Holly Woolston
    4 May 2015 | 2:07 am
    Renting a property in Dubai has its ups and downs but many people are worried about truly making the house their home, in case they don’t get their deposit back. Here are some quick tips to make your house a home without changing too much! Paint the walls a colour of your choice, but remember to return it to white afterwards. If you want to go crazy with the walls, you can! Although, as bright colours may not be to everyone’s tastes, make sure you paint the walls white again before you leave. Hang up pictures and shelves You are allowed to put things on the wall, including pictures,…
  • 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…
 
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    Philadelphia Real Estate Blog

  • Get ready to roll on the river at Penn's Landing this summer: Blue Cross RiverRink launches its first Summerfest

    22 May 2015 | 12:56 pm
    Looking for summer fun by the river but want something with a little more energy than lounging in a hammock at Spruce Street Harbor Park? Independence Blue Cross gotcher back. The Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn's Landing on the Delaware waterfront begins its first summer season today with an all-day party open to everyone, the kickoff of a weekend full of fun. You read that right: summer season. The popular skating rink has laid down wood and is lacing up its roller skates for a summer of family-friendly entertainment and exercise. Today's events include skating to the sounds spun by DJ Jazzy…
  • Phabulous Philly Home of the Week: 712 S. Mole Street

    22 May 2015 | 10:48 am
    This light filled home includes a variety of desirable features, including hardwood flooring, high ceilings, recessed lighting, alarm system with 2 keypads and motion detectors, tons of storage and closet space, and so much more. Enter and discover the spacious, open living room with crown molding, central vacuum system, skylights, wainscoating and a beautifully tiled gas burning fireplace. Continue through the charming dining area with a passthrough window into the modern kitchen, complete with stainless steel appliances, lovely dark cherry cabinetry, and granite counters. The kitchen also…
  • Restaurant news: First tremors of a cheesequake at 15th and Walnut

    21 May 2015 | 5:55 am
    Here's one sign that the new retail building at 15th and Walnut streets on Rittenhouse Row is ready for its closeup: Its lead tenant is already slapping its name on the place. Workers were busy installing the Cheesecake Factory sign on the building's exterior earlier this week when we happened past the spot. What's more, a closer look revealed the interior of the space is nearly finished. Is The Cheesecake Factory jumping the gun? Apparently not: Property reports that the restaurant has set June 23 as its opening date. The Cheesecake Factory will occupy almost all of the second floor of the…
  • The latest word in luxury, coming to 22nd and Lombard streets

    20 May 2015 | 5:01 am
    Move over, Delancey Street. With The Lombard Estates, Realtor-developer Noah Ostroff set the bar high for modern luxury. Then he raised it higher with The Rittenhouse Estates down the street. Now, just a little further west, Ostroff is marketing three one-of-a-kind homes that will further Lombard Street’s evolution from quick route to University City into a prime address unto itself. The three homes being built by U.S. Construction and marketed by Philly Living at 2143, 2145 and 2147 Lombard share strong foundations—literally. The homes will sit atop cast-in-place reinforced concrete…
  • 3 Rittenhouse Square rarities: 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom homes under $500K

    18 May 2015 | 5:13 am
    Looking to live large in one of Philadelphia's most desirable neighborhoods, but want to do it on the cheap? You're in luck right now, for there are three attractive two-bedroom residences currently on the market that can be had for under $500,000. Here are the details on each, from top to bottom: 1917 Spruce St., Unit B | 2 bedrooms, 1 full, 1 half bathroom, 1,184 square feet, $415,000This beautifully maintained, totally up-to-date home looks for all the world like a private residence, but it's actually a condo. Though its address is on Spruce Street, it has its own private entrance on…
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    The Truth About Mortgage.com

  • The Mortgage Crisis Needed More Adjustable Rate Mortgages

    Colin Robertson
    28 May 2015 | 3:56 pm
    You know what the mortgage crisis needed more of? Adjustable-rate mortgages. Yep, we needed more loans with variable interest rates to both avoid such a disastrous downturn and recovery more quickly. Allow me to explain. James J. McAndrews, executive vice president and head of the Research and Statistics Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of [&hellip
  • It Turns Out Housing Affordability Is Still Really Good

    Colin Robertson
    21 May 2015 | 4:52 pm
    I’m the first guy to mutter that home prices are too high. That they’ve become too expensive, but if you look at the actual numbers, my grumbling might just be grumbling and nothing more. It’s no secret that housing affordability has diminished over the past couple years thanks to rising home prices. But that doesn’t [&hellip
  • You Can Buy a Nice House in Houston for $1

    Colin Robertson
    20 May 2015 | 3:20 pm
    A family living in Sunset Heights, close to the center of Houston, Texas, is parting with their home for just $1. But in order to get your hands on the 1,056 square foot, 2-bedroom, 1-bath property, you need to write an essay and submit a $150 entry fee. So in total, you’re looking at $151 [&hellip
  • Small Mortgages Cost More and Are Harder to Come By

    Colin Robertson
    14 May 2015 | 4:22 pm
    In the mortgage world, you’re more likely to get charged a higher interest rate for a larger loan amount, such as one above the conforming loan limit, in what is considered the jumbo realm. But very small loans can also come with higher rates and relatively higher fees than larger loans. Evidence of this comes [&hellip
  • Why You May Want to Avoid Biweekly Mortgage Programs

    Colin Robertson
    13 May 2015 | 11:44 am
    Earlier this week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action against a biweekly mortgage company that apparently lured consumers with false promises of mortgage savings. In the suit, the CFPB claims Nationwide Biweekly Administration, Inc., Loan Payment Administration LLC, and owner Daniel Lipsky misrepresented the savings consumers could achieve via his program. Additionally, consumers [&hellip
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    Beazer Homes Blog

  • Tips For Finding Your Unique Lighting Style From Progress Lighting

    The Beazer Homes
    28 May 2015 | 1:11 pm
    With a seemingly endless number of finishes, sizes, styles and materials to choose from – settling on the right lighting fixtures for your home can sometimes be daunting. According to our partners at Progress Lighting, before you even open the lighting catalog, you should start by determining your unique decorating style. Then, you can narrow the search by focusing on fixture families that fall within those distinct styles. What style are you? Progress Lighting helps you understand the four most popular decorating styles, and offers insight on how lighting fits into these looks.
  • How to Pick the Perfect Paint: Color Theory for the New Homeowner

    The Beazer Homes
    20 May 2015 | 7:23 am
    Your new home should reflect your personal style: that’s why we offer personalization options, including Choice Plans™ at no additional cost to buyers. Knowing that the process of picking the perfect paint color can seem daunting, we’ve compiled these good-to-know new home painting tips and tricks to help you select the perfect color for your new space. 1.)    Color wheel placement will determine contrast:  You may not have thought about a color wheel since your school art classes, but it plays an important role in helping determine what feeling(s) color combinations will evoke. …
  • Division Presidents Cross Finish Line and Raise Funds

    The Beazer Homes
    19 May 2015 | 9:02 am
    Over the last several months, Beazer Homes Division Presidents Bruce Craig and Troy Radelat trained and prepared for the BP MS 150 bike race in Texas. The BP MS 150 is between 160 and 180 miles, and is the largest Bike MS event in the country with an average of 13,000 cyclists and 3,500 volunteers. You can learn more about the BP MS 150 by reading our previous blog posts here. Troy has been a bike enthusiast since his teenage years, but has actively been riding for the past seven years. Bruce began riding during the summer of 2014. He participated in his first “organized” ride with Troy…
  • Enter the Beazer Homes’ “Warm Welcome Lighting Contest” to Win a FREE Progress Lighting Suite!

    The Beazer Homes
    8 May 2015 | 9:27 am
    Now through May 17th you can enter to win one of three beautiful Progress Lighting suites through Beazer’s Warm Welcome Lighting Contest*. Simply complete the simple form to enter. After the contest ends we’ll draw three lucky winners to receive a Progress Lighting suite complete with a dining fixture, nook focal fixture and foyer focal fixtures from Progress’ brand new Applause, Status and Replay collections. This contest offers something for everyone with traditional, casual and contemporary prize suites. Simply select the style that reflects your taste upon entry. Beazer Homes is…
  • Ready To Move? Buy During Our May Sales Event and Move In No Time

    The Beazer Homes
    8 May 2015 | 9:24 am
    We’re entering that time of year when you and your family may be considering a move. Perhaps you’re spring newlyweds in search of your first home together, or maybe you have children and summer is an excellent time to move so that you don’t disrupt the school year. Whatever your case may be, late spring is the perfect time to buy a new home so that you can move into your new house before summer is over, or maybe sooner.  You may think that because you have a short timeline a new construction home isn’t an option, however Beazer Homes has an array of Quick Move-In homes that will…
 
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    Atlanta Real Estate Forum

  • Traton Homes Offers Special “School’s Out” Savings at Harrison Oaks

    Traton Homes
    28 May 2015 | 3:22 pm
    While it is time to enjoy all of summer’s fun and relaxation, many families are already thinking about moving to one of the area’s best school districts. Located in Marietta, Harrison Oaks offers single-family luxury homes priced from the $460,000s. These Cobb County homes feature beautifully crafted exteriors in a location convenient to some of [...]
  • Monastery of the Holy Spirit Featured on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio

    Courtney Rogers
    28 May 2015 | 9:50 am
    Mario Joseph, brother of the Monastery of the Holt Spirit in Conyers, is today’s Around Atlanta guest on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio. Brother Mario is featured on this week’s show to discuss his life as one of the 35 monks in the Trappist order, and how their monastery promotes a serene, God-centered lifestyle. Brother Mario [...]
  • Tons of Fun in Canton

    Laurel Canyon
    28 May 2015 | 6:40 am
    There’s a lot to do within the property lines of Soleil Laurel Canyon, but the city of Canton gives residents a whole other world to explore in their spare time as well. Canton, Georgia is the small town we all dream about – except with the outdoor getaway destinations we all love, plus the big-city [...]
  • Vinings Parc East by Traton Homes Featured on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio

    Courtney Rogers
    27 May 2015 | 5:26 pm
    Vinings Parc East, a brand new townhome community from Traton Homes, is featured in this week’s Deal of the Week segment on Atlanta Real Estate Forum. Now open for sales, the first three home buyers at Vinings Parc East will receive a $2,500 closing cost bonus, as well as $10,000 in free design options when [...]
  • Limited Opportunities Remain at Epic Development Community

    Epic Development
    27 May 2015 | 3:29 pm
    Epic Development has limited opportunities remaining at Parkside Overlook, a development of six semi-detached homes near Grant Park. Located on three separate streets, homes included in Parkside Overlook can be found on Berne Street, Mercer Street and Marion Street.  Priced from the $300,000s and set in a prime location, Parkside Overlook is minutes from downtown [...]
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    louisvillegalsrealestateblog.com

  • Become a Real Estate “Success Magnet” in 4 Easy Steps

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    28 May 2015 | 12:04 pm
      Does it seem like some people are just luckier than the rest of us?  You know those people; the ones that seem to be successful at whatever they do. What seems like luck to many people actually boils down to a few principles that when executed are almost guaranteed to turn you into a […] The post Become a Real Estate “Success Magnet” in 4 Easy Steps appeared first on .
  • How to Make Yourself Irrelevant to Your Business with Mark Podolsky – Podcast #54

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    26 May 2015 | 4:33 am
    My guest today is Mark Podolsky AKA the “Land Geek”. Mark and I did a podcast a while back where we talked about investing in land, and why he thinks this is the perfect investing strategy for him. Today we are going to talk about a topic that will be of interest to all entrepreneurs, […] The post How to Make Yourself Irrelevant to Your Business with Mark Podolsky – Podcast #54 appeared first on .
  • Tips for Screening Motivated Sellers Part 2 – Getting to Negotiation

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    22 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    In the first part of this article we talked about how to approach the seller, and what to say to get the conversation going.  We also talked about the reasons you should always use a property information form. (If you missed part 1 you can CLICK HERE to read the article…) Our ultimate destination is […] The post Tips for Screening Motivated Sellers Part 2 – Getting to Negotiation appeared first on .
  • Tips for Screening Motivated Sellers – Part 1

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    19 May 2015 | 12:32 pm
    I get a lot of questions from new investors.  You notice over time the same ones keep coming up again and again so I thought I would write about one today.  One of the most frequently asked questions of all has to do with screening motivated sellers. It goes something like this- “How do I […] The post Tips for Screening Motivated Sellers – Part 1 appeared first on .
  • Where Can I Get a List for My Direct Mail? – Video Marketing Tip #4        

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    14 May 2015 | 3:26 pm
      Folks ask me all the time, “Where can I get a list for my direct mail”? Depending on the group of motivated sellers you are targeting, you will be able to find targeted lists at most of the major list sources.  Some lists like probates are not generally found at the big list companies. […] The post Where Can I Get a List for My Direct Mail? – Video Marketing Tip #4         appeared first on .
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  • Istanbul becomes international hotspot as property sales rise

    28 May 2015 | 10:36 am
    Photo: Aigle_dore Istanbul is fast establishing itself as a leading international hotspot for investors. Turkey has long been a favourite among overseas buyers, regularly appearing in the top 10 most popular destinations on TheMoveChannel.com, even during times of political instability. The country was the second fastest growing property market in Q4 2014, with prices rising 16.2 per cent year-on-year, according to Knight Frank's global house price index. This price growth has helped to attract investors from both near and far. One agent recently reported that they were seeing an influx of…
  • Visa-free Schengen access unlocks door for UAE investors

    28 May 2015 | 9:54 am
    Photo credit: Pepe Rodmon The recent decision to allow visa-free access for Emiratis to the Schengen zone has "unlocked the door" to UAE investors, says Cluttons.The move by the EU makes the United Arab Emirates the first Arab country to be allowed free entry to the 26 countries, which means Emiratis can stay in any of the Schengen nations for 90s days within a 180-day period. Combined with non-Schengen countries Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Romania, the Vatican, Andorra, San Marino, Monaco, tehe UK and Ireland, Emiratis can now enter up to 100 countries without a visa.This increased…
  • Oil prices to cool Bahrain's property market

    28 May 2015 | 9:50 am
    Oil prices are likely to impact the momentum of Bahrain's property market in the coming months.The kingdom's economic stability has been tempered slightly by weak oil prices, which has had a knock-on effect upon office take-up and employment, both of which, in turn, have impacted demand for residential real estate.Economic growth slowed to 4 per cent in 2014, down from 4.9 per cent in 2013, and oil prices are expected to continue undermining that recovery, says Cluttons - although rents and values are "yet to see a notable impact"."In the current global climate, the serious challenge of oil…
  • Want a cheaper home? You'll have to travel for it

    28 May 2015 | 9:43 am
    Tunbridge Wells station - a familiar sight for many commuters Photo: Joss Tech Fission London's market may be cooling, but costs of properties remain out of many people's reach. Want a cheaper home? You will have to travel for it.Research from HSBC shows that house-hunters prepared to commute into the capital can save as much as £185,000 if they buy a property just one hour away from London by train.The average price of a two-bedroom property in an area commutable from London, such as St Albans or Tunbridge Wells, is £254,308. For first-time buyers, a 10 per cent deposit would be…
  • Scottish rent rises speed up

    28 May 2015 | 9:14 am
    The rate at which Scottish rents are increasing is speeding up, according to Your Move. Rents have increased 1.6 per cent (£9) on last April, marking a step up in annual rent growth after a period of cooler price rises. This is the fastest year-on-year increase in rents for five months, when the annual change stood at 2.2 per cent in November 2014.  As of April 2015, the average residential rent across Scotland stands at a record £539 per month, matching the peak set in November.  Brian Moran, area lettings director at Your Move, comments: "Scottish rents have peaked at…
 
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    Hilton Head Real Estate Blog

  • Be on Your Best Beach Behavior

    21 May 2015 | 8:59 am
    We all go to the beach with the high expectations of having an incredibly wonderful experience. Oh to be out in the sunshine and fresh air with the sights, sounds and the smells of the ocean “There is so much to do there: play with our children and grandchildren. We can listen to their dreams and plans for the future. It’s a place where several generations have so much in common. It’s a place where we can make so many pleasurable memories. Memories that can not be replaced are priceless. It is a place where time slows down just a little. It is a place where you can allow yourself to…
  • The Grateful Hound - Living in Bluffton with a business in Savannah

    30 Apr 2015 | 9:47 am
    We recently had the opportunity to sit down with John amp; Maggie Granquist who own The Grateful Hound in Savannah, GA. They recently purchased a home in Bluffton and were good enough to talk about their experience. John amp; Maggie Granquist, their son Teddy and dogs Lamby and Barksdale Tell us about your business. Since 2010, we have owned and operated The Grateful Hound, a dog boutique located just steps from the busy Ellis Square and City Market area of Downtown Savannah. We specialize in high-quality dog toys, healthy treats and eco-friendly supplies, as well as dog-inspired gifts and…
  • WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL MARCH 9-15 ,2015

    27 Apr 2015 | 8:13 am
    The Hilton Head Wine and Food Festival was a waterfront celebration, featuring an impressive line-up of world-class vineyards and local and regional guest chefs.   Normally held at Shelter Cove Park – Shelter Cove Palmetto Dunes Resort- the 30th  celebration  was held this year at Sea Pines Resort. Attendees not only enjoyed  tasting fine wines, but enjoyed delicious  food events and wine tastings   throughout the week at The Live Oak Restaurant at the New Plantation Golf Club and The Atlantic Room at the new Sea Pines Beach Club. The main event was held on the harbour in Harbour…
  • 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…
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    Tholco Real Estate Group

  • Lease Options and Rent to Own

    Jason Thoele
    28 May 2015 | 11:48 am
    Looking to buy home through a lease option or rent to own? Learn about lease options here, or contact a Tholco Agent for complete support. A lease option is an arrangement between the buyer and the seller to purchase a house after renting it for a specific period of time. A portion of the rent would be applied toward the purchase if the option is exercised. This is referred to as rent credit. Most institutional lenders will accept rent credit as part of the down payment, if rental payments exceed the market rent and if a valid lease-purchase agreement is in effect. A copy of the valid…
  • Proven Tips To Buy Real Estate

    Jason Thoele
    28 May 2015 | 8:55 am
    One of the things that people buying homes may worry about is if their home will keep its value. Some basic tips will help you understand how property values can change so much. If you have kids, you need to make sure there is enough room for the family. Not only is space important, but so is safety. Things like bad wiring, steps, a pool, and other potential hazards need to be looked at. When you purchase a home from sellers with children, you are likely to get a home that is kid-friendly and safe. If you are looking to relocate, consider looking into the neighborhood that the house is…
  • Trying To Sell A Home? Read This First

    Jason Thoele
    27 May 2015 | 9:38 am
    There’s a lot of information available to real estate sellers, but you need to realize that a lot of it is inaccurate and not valuable. This article will lay out the important facts and advice that will help you to sell real estate. It is highly likely that the obstacle is your listing price. The only way you will be able to acquire buyers is by offering a reasonable price that will make everybody involved content. Add some energy efficient things to your home as soon as you realize you are going to list it for sale. Using energy monitors, outdoor solar energy lights, LED bulbs, or anything…
  • Welcome Back Rosie Loughry

    Jason Thoele
    27 May 2015 | 8:10 am
    We are pleased to welcome our newest agent… Rosie Loughry! WHY IS THOLCO ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING AGENCIES IN BAKERSFIELD? Tholco Real Estate Group gives it’s Agents the tools needed to close more deals. Here are some of the tools we provide to our Agents at no additional cost: 1. Free Leads – sent directly to our Agents cell phones and email to increase their business 2. Sales Training – to teach you how to close more deals 3. Client Management System – we have a in-house system that allows you to manage the entire follow up and transaction process with your clients that you…
  • New Agent Announcement Hiedie Tillman

    Jason Thoele
    27 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    We are pleased to welcome our newest agent… Hiedie Tillman! WHY IS THOLCO ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING AGENCIES IN BAKERSFIELD? Tholco Real Estate Group gives it’s Agents the tools needed to close more deals. Here are some of the tools we provide to our Agents at no additional cost: 1. Free Leads – sent directly to our Agents cell phones and email to increase their business 2. Sales Training – to teach you how to close more deals 3. Client Management System – we have a in-house system that allows you to manage the entire follow up and transaction process with your clients that you…
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    Tholco Real Estate Group

  • Lease Options and Rent to Own

    Jason Thoele
    28 May 2015 | 11:48 am
    Looking to buy home through a lease option or rent to own? Learn about lease options here, or contact a Tholco Agent for complete support. A lease option is an arrangement between the buyer and the seller to purchase a house after renting it for a specific period of time. A portion of the rent would be applied toward the purchase if the option is exercised. This is referred to as rent credit. Most institutional lenders will accept rent credit as part of the down payment, if rental payments exceed the market rent and if a valid lease-purchase agreement is in effect. A copy of the valid…
  • Proven Tips To Buy Real Estate

    Jason Thoele
    28 May 2015 | 8:55 am
    One of the things that people buying homes may worry about is if their home will keep its value. Some basic tips will help you understand how property values can change so much. If you have kids, you need to make sure there is enough room for the family. Not only is space important, but so is safety. Things like bad wiring, steps, a pool, and other potential hazards need to be looked at. When you purchase a home from sellers with children, you are likely to get a home that is kid-friendly and safe. If you are looking to relocate, consider looking into the neighborhood that the house is…
  • Trying To Sell A Home? Read This First

    Jason Thoele
    27 May 2015 | 9:38 am
    There’s a lot of information available to real estate sellers, but you need to realize that a lot of it is inaccurate and not valuable. This article will lay out the important facts and advice that will help you to sell real estate. It is highly likely that the obstacle is your listing price. The only way you will be able to acquire buyers is by offering a reasonable price that will make everybody involved content. Add some energy efficient things to your home as soon as you realize you are going to list it for sale. Using energy monitors, outdoor solar energy lights, LED bulbs, or anything…
  • Welcome Back Rosie Loughry

    Jason Thoele
    27 May 2015 | 8:10 am
    We are pleased to welcome our newest agent… Rosie Loughry! WHY IS THOLCO ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING AGENCIES IN BAKERSFIELD? Tholco Real Estate Group gives it’s Agents the tools needed to close more deals. Here are some of the tools we provide to our Agents at no additional cost: 1. Free Leads – sent directly to our Agents cell phones and email to increase their business 2. Sales Training – to teach you how to close more deals 3. Client Management System – we have a in-house system that allows you to manage the entire follow up and transaction process with your clients that you…
  • New Agent Announcement Hiedie Tillman

    Jason Thoele
    27 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    We are pleased to welcome our newest agent… Hiedie Tillman! WHY IS THOLCO ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING AGENCIES IN BAKERSFIELD? Tholco Real Estate Group gives it’s Agents the tools needed to close more deals. Here are some of the tools we provide to our Agents at no additional cost: 1. Free Leads – sent directly to our Agents cell phones and email to increase their business 2. Sales Training – to teach you how to close more deals 3. Client Management System – we have a in-house system that allows you to manage the entire follow up and transaction process with your clients that you…
 
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    Jacob Grant

  • [Infographic]: Money-Saving Checklist for First-Time Home Buyers

    robbie
    26 May 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Did you know that saving a half a percentage point could save you $23,000 over a 30 year fixed mortgage? Buying a home is probably the biggest financial investment you’ll ever make. For many first-time home buyers it is a time filled with excitement and plenty of headaches. Finding the right property can take months and […] The post [Infographic]: Money-Saving Checklist for First-Time Home Buyers appeared first on Jacob Grant.
  • How To Build A Successful Real Estate Marketing Plan

    robbie
    30 Apr 2015 | 11:57 am
    Marketing; the “Magic Button” for Your Business​Do you know what the number one reason is that real estate investors fail? The answer is marketing. They don’t understand how to properly market their real estate business, and even fewer of those same folks put together even a simple marketing plan. How would you like to change […] The post How To Build A Successful Real Estate Marketing Plan appeared first on Jacob Grant.
  • 65 Best Real Estate Blogs Of 2015 (By Category)

    robbie
    12 Mar 2015 | 10:36 am
    If you’re anything like us – want to be better informed, become a smarter investor and learn how to successfully market your properties – you need a quality reading list. A go-to-resource of expert advice covering a range of real estate topics from a variety of different angles. Often, finding this information involves weeding your way through […] The post 65 Best Real Estate Blogs Of 2015 (By Category) appeared first on Jacob Grant.
  • Top 29 Real Estate Experts To Follow On Twitter In 2015

    robbie
    13 Jan 2015 | 11:17 am
    The real estate industry has changed considerably in recent years with the rapid growth of social media. Leading publications and industry experts are now leveraging these channels to distribute content that was previously buried in expensive books and training courses. Today, people in all sectors of the industry – investors, agents, property managers, brokers, mortgage […] The post Top 29 Real Estate Experts To Follow On Twitter In 2015 appeared first on Jacob Grant.
  • 17 Experts Reveal How To Make Smart (Profitable) Real Estate Investments

    robbie
    10 Dec 2014 | 3:37 pm
    How do successful real estate investors know which properties will deliver the greatest ROI? Simple, they know what to look for. Two weeks ago I asked 17 real estate investment experts a simple question: Which 3  formulas/metrics do you look at first before deciding to invest in a piece of real estate, and why? I […] The post 17 Experts Reveal How To Make Smart (Profitable) Real Estate Investments appeared first on Jacob Grant.
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    Climate Plus

  • 5 Reasons to Schedule AC Maintenance in Oak Ridge

    admin
    27 May 2015 | 12:07 pm
    The days are getting longer and the temperature’s steadily rising—and that means it’s time to schedule AC maintenance in Oak Ridge. Of course, there are some homeowners and business owners who don’t remember to have their AC serviced annually before the summer begins. Though forgetting this service appointment isn’t advisable either for the life of the appliance or for the comfort of those affected. Benefits of AC Maintenance An annual air conditioning tune-up offers the following five benefits: It keeps your AC in good working order, which means it functions more effectively and…
  • Climate Plus: Your Emergency Plumber in Oak Ridge, NJ

    admin
    20 May 2015 | 12:57 pm
    If you’re a responsible homeowner or business owner, it’s advisable to have an emergency plumber in Oak Ridge on speed dial. Knowing who to call in the event of a plumbing emergency can literally save you thousands of dollars… and a lot of stress! Plumbing Emergencies Are Never Well-Timed We all know there’s no such thing as a convenient time for a plumbing emergency, but there can be all sorts of circumstances that make matters even more urgent. For example, you have standing water in the basement after a spring rainstorm—but neither you nor your spouse can afford to take the…
  • 3 Reasons Why Air Filtration is Important in Oak Ridge

    admin
    13 May 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Summer is fast approaching, with high temperatures and humidity on the way you’ll need to prepare your home’s air conditioner or cooling system. Since lots of air will soon be circulating through your home, it’s the perfect time to have your air filtration system cleaned, replaced, and serviced. Think of all the dust and debris that accumulates in your air-conditioning device, cooling system, and the air ducts throughout your home. You certainly don’t want to be spreading dirt and bacteria through your indoor air. That’s why you need to call a professional! When you need services to…
  • The Trouble with Tree Roots: Advice from a Plumber in Oak Ridge

    admin
    6 May 2015 | 3:55 pm
    If your home is surrounded by the trees that give our town its name, then you’re best advised to schedule annual service appointments with the team at Climate Plus, your expert plumber in Oak Ridge. Many new homeowners wonder what on earth trees have to do with their plumbing systems, but unfortunately, the answer is, “Much more than you’d expect!” Why Trees Like Sewers As we all know, trees don’t just grow upwards: they also spread their roots out underground. And those roots seek out places where they can find the highest concentration of nutrients to sustain growth and…
  • Where to Go for AC Repair in Oak Ridge

    admin
    1 May 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Even though it’s only spring, it’s a good idea to find a reputable company that offers AC repair in Oak Ridge. New Jersey summers can be hot and humid, and you want your home or business to be sufficiently cool when the warmer months arrive. So after the long, cold winter we’ve had, you’re best advised to check your AC to see if it’s functioning properly. How to Test if Your AC Is Functioning Properly Make sure all doors and windows are closed, and turn on your AC. Pay attention to the following: Does the room temperature drop noticeably? If your appliance is working properly, you…
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    Lucy Kelts

  • Mud Run at Camp Pendleton Scheduled for June

    Lucy Kelts Blogger
    27 May 2015 | 7:53 pm
    Put yourself to the test at the 2015 World Famous Mud Run at Camp Pendleton this June! They’ve packed in more obstacles for 2015 than ever before. For the Hard Corps runner, test your skills on the original 10K course. This course includes military obstacles that will get your juices pumpin.’ Keep the traditions going strong by tackling the original World Famous Mud Run – don’t miss out on the hills you love to hate! In honor of the fun runners, they’re continuing the 5K for 2015. This 5K course, while shorter than the original, is still packed with your favorite…
  • Race For Charity at These Upcoming Events on May 30

    Lucy Kelts Blogger
    20 May 2015 | 7:03 pm
    Whether you’re a walker, a runner or a cyclists, here are three ways you can race for charity! Live Well San Diego 5K: Join former Chargers player, Nick Hardwick, as this event brings together the San Diego community to create awareness of the countywide Live Well San Diego vision for a healthy, safe, and thriving region. The Live Well San Diego 5K will be a fun, family-friendly event for all ages, including a kids fun zone. Whether you run competitively or love walking with friends, this is a fun way to get some exercise and support a great cause! All proceeds from this event will go…
  • Explore the Unique Architecture of the Gaslamp Quarter with a Walking Tour

    Lucy Kelts Blogger
    15 May 2015 | 12:38 am
    Opening a window to San Diego’s past, the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation showcases the history of the William Heath Davis House built in 1850, as well as walking tours of the historic Gaslamp Quarter. The Walking Tour takes place every Saturday at 11:00 AM starting at the William Heath Davis House at 410 Island Avenue. The tour includes architecturally significant structures of the period from Old City Hall (1874) to the Romanesque style Keating Building (1890) to the Baroque Revival Louis Bank of Commerce (1888), along with fascinating stories of the people and characters that…
  • 19th Annual Festival of the Arts In North Park on May 16

    Lucy Kelts Blogger
    6 May 2015 | 9:51 pm
    Spend the day with your family and friends this May 16th from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, exploring the historic North Park neighborhood at the 19th Annual San Diego County Credit Union Festival of Arts in North Park. This annual free festival has grown into a local tradition that includes amazing local art, exciting live music and dance performances, eco-friendly activities, vendor booths and fabulous food. On the forefront of the art scene, the San Diego County Credit Union Festival of Arts in North Park celebrates all types of art forms, and a live art element will be featured on Herman Street.
  • 4840 Rancho Del Mar Trail (SOLD 11/2014)

    Lucy Kelts
    5 May 2015 | 10:45 am
    Amazing property at a most attractive price!!! This estate is priced to sell!!!  Extraordinary, uncompromised sit down views from this entertainer’s dream home augmented with the most impressive usable, highest quality electronics throughout–indoor and out door–state-of-the-art technology in audio visual, security and user convenience.  THIS HOME IS A MUST SEE!!!Single level living at its ultimate level of casual comfort for unsurpassed family living as well as large scale entertaining! Five large bedroom suites, superb professional theatre, wonderful billiard/game room,…
 
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  • Experience life at SLR Comforts where Happiness Grows

    admin
    11 May 2015 | 1:30 am
    Rajarajeshwari nagar boasts to have every lifestyle amenity and a green life to give rise to residential apartments for sale. i1 Properties also has its quality budget apartment in Rajarajeshwari Nagar with the project of SLR Comforts. This 2 & 3 BHK apartment is the definition of comfort, style, and quality. Designed to allow natural light and proper ventilation, SLR Comforts makes you a joyful residency. Located in the south Bangalore, Rajarajeshwari nagar connects with Mysore road and the adjoining areas of 60 feet road, Bannerghatta road, and NICE road. Explore the possibility of…
  • Residential Budget Apartments for Sale at Sarjapur Road Bangalore

    admin
    6 May 2015 | 1:30 am
    Any form of investment is a matter of the right amount of calculation and taking the right decision. And when it comes to investment in real estate, the need of caution and care becomes more. i1 Properties can help you with this and ensure budget apartments for sale at Sarjapur road, Bangalore. The growing market in Bangalore promises a good return to your investment. At i1 Properties, we give you residential apartments for sale at Sarjapur road, Bangalore.  Over the period of time, the demand for budget apartments has gone high in the city. This is the right time to invest in a good…
  • Bangalore Properties Cost is Growing Fastly

    admin
    30 Apr 2015 | 1:30 am
    The demand for Bangalore Properties grew at an average rate of 5% in July-September, 2014. And that suggests the increase of residential apartments for sale in Uttarahalli, Bangalore. Buying a property in Bangalore is like a dream and now is the right time to invest in it. The city that truly embraces multi-culture and has a growing market increases the demand of budget apartments for sale in Uttrahalli. Uttarahalli is a green locality in the southern part of Bangalore. You will find broad roads and calm environment to reside in your very own apartment. Good connectivity is provided with NICE…
  • Book your Dream Home at Vishweshwaraya Layout with i1 properties

    admin
    29 Apr 2015 | 1:30 am
    Vishweshwaraya Layout is one of the best locations to stay in the West Bangalore. It has become the hottest new address of some of the best properties in the city due to its well flourished location. And now you can also book your dream home at Vishweshwaraya Layout with i1 Properties. There are budget apartments for sale and you can pick your options out of the best deals. Starting from the educational institutes to entertainment, everything is located in a nicely planned way at Vishweshwaraya Layout. Schools and colleges like Indian Institute of Plantation Management, Dr. Ambedkar Institute…
  • Want to live luxurious life in your budget? Here is the Best Choice!

    admin
    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…
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    Hipster Investments

  • What’s Available Wednesday? A Philadelphia Duplex!

    Jackie McGinnis
    27 May 2015 | 8:38 am
    Honestly: we can’t count the number of reasons to invest in Philadelphia real estate. Low buy-ins. True cash flow. A city on the upswing and property values on the rise. It’s close to New York City and Washington D.C: colleges, hospitals, employers, culture, art – Philadelphia has it all PLUS some incredible deals on turnkey properties. Interested? You should be. Today’s property is a duplex – which means one property and two rental incomes. We love that, don’t you? Less to manage and more cash in your pocket. Oh yeah: it has tenants (aka cash flow) in…
  • 7 Strategies to Conquer the Skepticism That’s Holding You Back From Investing

    Jackie McGinnis
    26 May 2015 | 8:23 am
    How many of you out there, especially the newer folks, run into issues of skepticism when it comes to jumping into this world of real estate investing? (I have a feeling a lot of hands went up.) The good news is: Skepticism is critical in this industry because if you don’t have it at all, you might get into some really funky deals. The bad news is, though, that skepticism very often holds people back from getting started at all and it can rob people of perfectly good opportunities for making great money and establishing financial security through owning real estate. So what’s the…
  • Your Life is a Product of Brand “You”

    Jackie McGinnis
    22 May 2015 | 8:40 am
    So: you’re not a pro-marketer, right? Well…. you kind of are (in a way). In your life, you market your brand to the world day in and day out. What brand? Brand “You”.  It’s about what you decide to share with the world and how you present yourself. Just as marketers decide what aspects of a product they are going to share, and how they are going to do so – you are doing the same every minute of every day. The way you brand yourself creates important friendships, connections and experiences. Your branding efforts directly correlate with your life satisfaction, or lack thereof.
  • What’s Available Wednesday? It’s a Chicago Duplex!

    Jackie McGinnis
    20 May 2015 | 8:53 am
    We are back again in Chi-town, as the locals call it, with a beautiful duplex that’s been fully renovated. This one is truly an amazing deal – and puts $1,384 in cash-flow in your bank account each month (and that’s conservatively estimated!)….. Chicago is a city that is on the rise: it’s a major global destination: chock full of colleges, hospitals, Fortune 5oo employers-  and most importantly: tenants and lots of them. Let’s take a look at today’s hot find: double your income streams on one property – easy and hassle-free. Duplex…
  • Don’t Believe Passive Income Is Awesome? Check Out the Diary of My Week!

    Jackie McGinnis
    19 May 2015 | 8:53 am
    A lot of articles out there are about how to be a real estate investor, but few seem to focus on why. Well wait, a lot of articles do mention why becoming a real estate investor is awesome, but they do it from the perspective (in my opinion) of looking from the beginning outward, rather than speaking directly from the results themselves. So for a fun, different kind of article, I’m going to give you an insight into my week. Not one bit of this article is going to explain how to get passive income — there are plenty of articles out there that do that — but instead, this one is simply…
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    Point2 Agent Real Estate Marketing Blog

  • 8 Listing Presentation Tips

    Geneva Ives
    28 May 2015 | 11:46 am
    Do you want to win your next listing presentation? Of course you do! To convince potential home sellers that you’re the real estate agent that will sell their home the fastest and for the highest price, you need to be prepared. Your listing presentation should highlight both your experience and your advanced marketing strategies. With that goal in mind, here are eight listing presentation tips that will help you WOW your prospects and win more listings: 1. Be on Time So simple, yet so important. Being on time for a listing appointment shows the client that you value and respect their…
  • Watch Now: 5 Super Secrets to Sell Value

    Geneva Ives
    27 May 2015 | 9:07 am
    “We don’t want to pay full commission.” “But another agent said he can sell our house for just 4%.” “Can you reduce your rate?” Sound familiar? No one likes it when the conversation goes this way in a listing appointment, but it happens. The important thing is to be prepared so you get paid what you’re worth! If you missed yesterday’s agent coaching session with top expert Terri Murphy, you can watch the recording now to learn how to sell you value without cutting your price. Press play on the video below to discover: 5 secret strategies to sell your value without reducing…
  • How to Prepare for a Home Showing

    Geneva Ives
    26 May 2015 | 8:34 am
    Just because you have decided to sell a home, that doesn’t mean it’s ready to hit the market quite yet. To sell for the highest dollar amount in the shortest amount of time, it’ll have to impress buyers and—in most cases—that means the home will need to show well. Home showings are a critical part of the home selling process. A showing invites buyers inside and lets them imagine living in the home. Usually after touring a few homes, buyers will be ready to place an offer. Shouldn’t your listing be the one that shows best? When you’re getting a home ready to sell, whether…
  • Faces of Point2 – Alexandra Popoviciu

    Jacquelyn Bauer
    22 May 2015 | 9:42 am
    Title: Customer Care Representative Started at Point2: January 2015 Meet Alex. She’s one of the newest members of Point2’s world class Customer Care team, and also the one hailing from the furthest away. Alex was born and raised in Sighișoara, Romania. She lived there until she was 14 when her family moved to Toronto, Canada. Two years ago she came to Saskatoon because she had heard good things about it…we’re assuming that she didn’t hear about our winters. A self-proclaimed bookworm, Alex can always be seen in the lunch room with her nose buried deep in a…
  • DO’s and DON’Ts for First Time Home Buyers

    Geneva Ives
    21 May 2015 | 8:30 am
    Buying a home is a monumental purchase. It might seem intimidating to take the first step, but these easy DO’s and DON’Ts will make sure you’re headed in the right direction. If you’re a real estate agent, be sure to add this list (or one like it) to the list of buyer resources on your agent website. Online prospects will appreciate the free advice! DO’s Know your credit score. Check your credit score before beginning the home buying process so you know where you stand. The better your credit, the better the terms of your loan. If your score is looking a little low, you might want…
 
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    Keeping Current Matters

  • If You are Thinking of Selling, Now’s the Time

    The KCM Crew
    28 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    If you thought about selling your house this year, now may be the time to do it. The inventory of homes for sale is well below historic norms and buyer demand is skyrocketing. We were still in high school when we learned the concept of supply and demand: the best time to sell something is when supply of that item is low and demand for that item is high. That defines today’s real estate market. Jonathan Smoke, the chief economist of realtor.com, in a recent article revealed: “Our preliminary review of April activity on realtor.com shows that traffic, searches, and listing views are up more…
  • Homeownership as an Investment: The Role of Price Appreciation

    The KCM Crew
    27 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    We recently posted on the results from the latest Home Price Expectation Survey (HPES) showing where residential home prices are headed over the next five years. Today, we want to show you what the results of the report could mean to you. A good portion of every family’s wealth comes from the equity in the home they live in. As the value of their home (an asset) increases so does their equity. Let’s look at a possible case scenario based on the latest HPES. Here is a chart showing the survey’s projections on annual appreciation over the next five years: We then looked at the five-year…
  • “Lagging Supply” Leads to Slowdown in Sales

    The KCM Crew
    26 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released the results of their Existing Home Sales Report. Despite the fact that properties are selling faster than they have at any other time since July of 2013, existing home sales declined 3.3% from March. NAR’s Chief Economist Lawrence Yun explained the main reason for the slow: "April's setback is the result of lagging supply relative to demand and the upward pressure it's putting on prices.” One major news organization actually used this headline about the decline: Existing home sales crater in April, falling 3.3% They certainly…
  • All Gave Some. Some Gave All

    The KCM Crew
    22 May 2015 | 4:00 am
  • New Construction: Hear Those Hammers in the Background?

    The KCM Crew
    21 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    If you are planning on selling your home over the next two years, now may be the time to act. Demand is high, supply is low and many homeowners are benefiting from an almost auction atmosphere with several buyers fighting for their house in the current multi-bid environment. Higher prices and less stringent contingencies are making it easier for the seller and their family. However, there may be more (and better) competition about to hit the market in the form of newly constructed homes. This may put an end to the buyers’ frenzy over the limited inventory of existing homes which has been…
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    Todd and Nancy Moeller

  • If You are Thinking of Selling, Now’s the Time‏

    28 May 2015 | 12:03 pm
    If you thought about selling your house this year, now may be the time to do it. The inventory of homes for sale is well below historic norms and buyer demand is skyrocketing. We were still in high school when we learned the concept of supply and demand: the best time to sell something is when supply of that item is low and demand for that item is high. That defines today’s real estate market. Jonathan Smoke, the chief economist of realtor.com, in a recent article revealed: “Our preliminary review of April activity on realtor.com shows that traffic, searches, and listing views are up more…
  • “Lagging Supply” Leads to Slowdown in Sales

    26 May 2015 | 10:30 am
    The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released the results of their Existing Home Sales Report. Despite the fact that properties are selling faster than they have at any other time since July of 2013, existing home sales declined 3.3% from March. NAR’s Chief Economist Lawrence Yun explained the main reason for the slow: “April’s setback is the result of lagging supply relative to demand and the upward pressure it’s putting on prices.” One major news organization actually used this headline about the decline: Existing home sales crater in April, falling…
  • Buying a Home is 35% Less Expensive than Renting!

    21 May 2015 | 12:02 pm
    In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage throughout the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. The updated numbers actually show that the range is from an average of 16% in Honolulu (HI), all the way to 55% in Sarasota (FL), and 35% Nationwide! The other interesting findings in the report include: Interest rates have remained low and even though home prices have appreciated around the country (3.9%), they haven’t greatly outpaced rental appreciation (3.7%). “In the…
  • Where Are Prices Headed In The Next 5 Years?

    19 May 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey. Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts and investment & market strategists about where prices are headed over the next five years. They then average the projections of all 100+ experts into a single number. The results of their latest survey Home values will appreciate by 4.3% in 2015. The cumulative appreciation will be 19.4% by 2019. That means the average annual appreciation…
  • Benefits of a 1031 Exchange

    17 May 2015 | 10:01 am
    Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code provides an alternative strategy for deferring the capital gains tax that may arise from sale of your business/investment property. By exchanging the property for like-kind real estate, property owners may defer their tax and use all of the proceeds for the purchase of replacement property. Like-kind real estate can include business/investment property, but not the property owner’s primary residence. Section 1031 does not apply to the exchange of stocks, bonds and indirect investments in real estate. Some of the reasons for utilizing Section 1031…
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    Times Realty News

  • Benworth Capital Partners Launches New Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform Fundrageous

    admin
    27 May 2015 | 7:51 pm
    Benworth Capital Partners, a South Florida-based firm leading in providing alternative short-term mortgages, has announced a new real estate crowdfunding platform known as Fundrageous. The platform launched its operations officially on May 4, 2015 during the second annual eMerge Americas, an association dedicated to making Miami America’s tech hub. The company launched its first campaign to raise capital worth $50 million. The firm is committed to empowering accredited investors to invest in real estate with ease. It also gives borrowers a platform where they can get capital to fund their…
  • World Class Photographer Javier Gomez and Jack Sitt at the Brooklyn Real Estate Subway Series

    admin
    27 May 2015 | 7:01 pm
    The Soho Loft Media Group with Victoria Global support the Real Estate Subway Series produced by JudyNetworks held in Brooklyn, New York on 12 May 2015 May 26, 2015 – NEW YORK — The “2015 Real Estate Subway Series, Brooklyn Stop” engaged real estate investors and industry players in Brooklyn from 12pm to 6pm.  They converged  at the Dumbo Loft in 155 Water St, Brooklyn, New York. David Drake, the Founder and Chairman of  LDJ Capital, The Soho Loft Media Group and Victoria Global, believes that this is a good time to get to know Brooklyn’s real estate market. He says,…
  • STATE OF THE STATES – An Update On Intrastate Crowdfunding (May 2015)

    admin
    26 May 2015 | 10:03 pm
    by Anthony Zeoli, Guest Contributor Normally when I write about updates on intrastate crowdfunding legislation it’s simply to let readers know that one, two maybe even as many as three states, have either enacted or proposed new legislation. Not this time however, as the first quarter of 2015 has brought an explosion of intrastate legislation. The Big Picture: Maybe with the new legislative season, state politicians are looking for an arguably bi-partisan bill they think will be popular with their constituents. I mean who can say no to legislation designed to open up sources of capital to…
  • Lessons from the First Real Estate Project Crowdfunded by Fundrise

    admin
    24 May 2015 | 8:24 pm
    The first ever crowdfunding project in real estate was due to the efforts of two brothers, Ben Miller and Dan Miller, founders of Fundrise. They used crowdfunding to renovate an old building in the neighborhoods of Washington D.C. At the time, they did not have any idea of how crowdfunding would later transform the real estate investing industry. The brothers were raised in a real estate family, and they had a goal of giving everyone an opportunity to invest in commercial real estate, which was only for large-scale investors then. Fundrise is a real estate crowdfunding platform that allows…
  • Do Real Estate Crowdfunding Firms Really Deliver Results?

    admin
    20 May 2015 | 6:21 am
    The number of real estate crowdfunding companies is gradually increasing worldwide and the question that investors are asking is whether these companies are providing returns or not. The majority of these companies have been in operation for two years or less. Realty Mogul, a Los Angeles-based real estate crowdfunding company, is one of the leading companies in this sector. Since its first deal in 2013, the company has raised over $70 million and provided equity and debt financing to more than 240 commercial and residential properties. To date, the company has paid its investors approximately…
 
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    Dubai Real Estate Property Blog | Better Homes LLC.

  • Rent or Buy Luxury Apartments in Dubai

    25 May 2015 | 11:04 pm
      When considering apartments for rent in Dubai or Dubai apartments for sale tenants, buyers and sellers need to know the rules around property transactions.  To buy Dubai apartments or when it comes to flats for rent in Dubai, it is important to be dealing with an accredited broker, agent or developer licensed with RERA (the Real Estate Regulatory Agency) which is part of the Land Department - the sole government entity responsible for registration, organisation and promotion of real-estate investment in Dubai. When it comes to Dubai apartments for sale or to buy Dubai apartments…
  • Dubai Properties For Sale & Rental

    23 May 2015 | 11:53 pm
      The rental period for a Dubai property is usually for a fixed term of one year from the start date whether for an apartment or villa and applies only to those with a valid residence visa or a note from the employer to confirm the visa is in progress. For rentals and for the sale of Dubai properties cheque payments are considered a legally enforced bond related to Dubai rentals properties or a Dubai property for sale. When making a payment, cheques should be made payable to the registered owner which you’ll find on the title deed or the sales contract. There are lots of real…
  • Better Homes New Website Design New Features

    12 May 2015 | 11:27 pm
      Better Homes Dubai, the UAE’s leading property agency has recently launched its new website with a range of improved features to improve both aesthetic and efficiency. Dubai real estate is an industry home to hundreds of property companies so upgrades to the Better Homes website has continued to be a priority over the years as evidenced by the site’s multiple upgrades. Better Homes Dubai and Better Homes Abu Dhabi Offices will both be reflected in this update to the website design in order to ensure online visitors experience better functionality and service. The combined…
  • No major drop in Dubai property rates for 2015

    4 May 2015 | 2:45 am
      While the Dubai housing market is expecting thousands of new apartments and villas to be released onto the market in 2015, Better Homes does not anticipate a substantial corresponding drop in rental rates.   The reason for this view, as our head of Residential Sales and Leasing for Better Homes Real Estate explains, is based on the fact Dubai’s growing population continues to increase ensuring a continued demand for accommodation; therefore, the 25,000 units about to enter the market will find themselves with ample potential tenants assuming all scheduled properties are…
  • 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…
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  • 2015 Real Estate Brokers Licensure Exam Results Released By The PRC

    Jay Castillo
    28 May 2015 | 10:30 am
    The 2015 Real Estate Brokers Exam results are out, and a total of 5,220 out of 10,370 who took the exam passed. That’s a passing rate of 50.3375% for the Real Estate Brokers Licensure exam given last May 24, 2015 by the PRC-PRBRES. The complete list of passers for the May 2015 Real Estate Brokers exam, and those who got the top 10 highest scores can be seen below. Complete list of passers of the May 2015 Real Estate Brokers Licensure Exam Source: PRC list of successful examinees Top 10 Below is the list of successful examinees who garnered the top 10 highest scores. Just like what I did…
  • 234th UnionBank Public Auction For Visayas and Mindanao Areas Slated On June 20, 2015

    Jay Castillo
    26 May 2015 | 3:15 am
    UnionBank’s 234th Special Public Auction of foreclosed properties located in the Visayas and Mindanao areas will be held simultaneously on June 20, 2015, Saturday, 9:00am, at Cebu, Davao, and Manila venues. A total of 50 foreclosed properties are included in the auction listing, and are from Cebu, Iloilo, Bacolod City, Davao City, Cagayan De Oro City, and Zamboanga City.   Auction Venues For the Cebu City Auction, the venue will be the Cebu Country Club, Banilad. For the Davao City Auction, the venue will be the Tower Inn Hotel, E. Quirino Avenue. For the Manila Auction, the venue…
  • Featured: Foreclosed House And Lot For Sale In Bacoor Cavite

    Jay Castillo
    25 May 2015 | 9:50 pm
    Today’s “HOT PROPERTY” is a foreclosed house and lot for sale in Bacoor Cavite which you can buy for only PHP 1,509,000.00. Only 20% downpayment required, with the balance payable up to 5 years at 12% interest per annum. Get more details below. Picture gallery Reminder: This is a foreclosed property so it requires renovation. Property details Property Location:  Habay 1, Bacoor, Cavite Property Description: 2 Storey House and Lot Lot Area in sqm: 68 Floor Area in sqm:  45 Offer Price: PHP 1,509,000.00 Property Source: Property Forum Phils. Payment terms: Cash…
  • Good Luck To Everyone Taking The May 24, 2015 Real Estate Brokers Exam (Plus Last Minute Reminders)

    Jay Castillo
    22 May 2015 | 8:40 pm
    Update: The May 2015 Real Estate Brokers Exam Results have been released by the PRC. Just want to say goodluck to all aspiring real estate brokers out there who are taking the Real Estate Brokers Licensure Exam tomorrow, May 24, 2015. In addition, just wanted to give you some last minute reminders. Here you go… 2015 Real Estate Brokers Exam Room assignments If you haven’t downloaded the room assignments from PRC’s website, what’s wrong with you?! Kidding aside, you should have your room assignments by now, and you should have visited your respective rooms already. If…
  • Featured: Various Prime Properties For Sale

    Jay Castillo
    21 May 2015 | 10:30 pm
    If you are looking for “Prime properties” for sale within Metro Manila and Provincial locations, you may refer to this featured listing. These are considered Prime properties because of size (the biggest sized vacant lot is 279 hectares) and/or value (the smallest sized lot in Makati still has an asking price of Php 15 Million). View the complete list below. Our list of featured prime properties includes this warehouse for sale in Calamba, Laguna (Property ID: P3115021) Asking Price: PHP 600,000,000. View the complete list below. Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Agricultural,…
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    Legendary Homes

  • Responsibilities of a Modular Home Builder in Michigan

    Legendary Homes
    15 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    The modular home builder is always sought by potential home owners. He is expected to provide quality services. To have a better home building experience, it is advised to understand the responsibilities of a modular home builder. Floor Plans and Other Options There are unique modular floor plans with all the options you wish. A modular home builder secures that these floor plans are affordable and the options that come with it are handled at a reasonable price. You can get a basement, or add a front porch to give character to your home. You can also enhance the energy efficiency of your…
  • Trends in Modular Home Construction in Michigan

    Legendary Homes
    12 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    The construction of a modular home has been making waves for several years. Many companies have clamored to keep up with the demands of high quality construction results. Today, there are trends that make modular home dealers in Michigan busy. Requirement for Turn-key Solutions When the modules are prefabricated they are transported to site ready to ‘plug and play’ into the main modular home in Michigan. This leaves only localized finishes and vertical and horizontal service reticulation through the communal areas to complete, simplifying the need for on-site trades and significantly…
  • Improving the Efficiency of Modular Home Construction in Michigan

    Legendary Homes
    9 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    The modular home construction industry in Michigan has made significant advances in implementing processes and materials to build and deliver more sophisticated and complex prefab houses. More and more customers are turning to modular homes for a number of reasons. Always known for its time saving advantages, a modular home is now being recognized for being a more resource-efficient, inherently greener process. Legendary Homes Inc. in southern Michigan has made it a point to improve the delivery of each modular home we built. We have our own special techniques to provide efficient and sturdy…
  • Seven Subcontractors You Didn’t Know Are Involved in Modular Home Construction

    Legendary Homes
    6 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Aside from the manufacturer, general contractor, and modular home dealer, there are subcontractors involved in the construction process. These persons are essential in erecting the modular home in Michigan. Subcontractors in Modular Home Construction Engineers and Architects The general contractor will need to hire a local engineer or architect to complete the modular home construction process. At times you will be required to hire an environmental engineer to insure your home’s excavation does not interfere with wetlands or neighboring building lots. Contact your local permit office for…
  • General Contractor and Other Persons Involved in the Modular Home Construction

    Legendary Homes
    3 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    A general contractor is an individual who engages in the planning, developing and coordinating of activities which coincide with the modular home construction. The general contractor is the individual who oversees the construction and ensures that all necessary measures are taken to result in the completed finished product. A general contractor will need to other key persons to complete the site work during the modular home construction. He will need to the manufacturer, home builder, and home dealer. Other Key Players in Modular Home Construction Modular Home Builder Modular home builders…
 
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    Zillow Blog - Real Estate Market Stats, Celebrity Real Estate, and Zillow News

  • Michael Jackson's Neverland on the Market for $100M

    Melissa Allison
    28 May 2015 | 5:10 pm
    The acreage that was once a fantastical amusement park for the King of Pop is on the market — but without the carnival rides, orangutans and elephant, The Wall Street Journal reports. The 2,700-acre estate north of Santa Barbara is listed for $100 million. Gone are the railways and grand train station Jackson built, the Journal reports. Still standing are a floral clock that spells out “Neverland,” and a fire department, minus the firefighters. The property features some 22 structures, including a 12,000-square-foot main house with six bedrooms and attached staff quarters.
  • 3 Steps to Styling a Nursery That Grows With Your Child

    Lindsay Jackman
    28 May 2015 | 4:31 pm
    Preparing for your child’s arrival is one of the joys of pregnancy, and a large part of the process is putting together a nursery. A common problem among nursery designs is they focus solely on the baby years, which means your child will likely outgrow it — and during a time when you’re too busy to even think about redecorating. Here are three simple steps for designing a room your little one will not only love, but also enjoy for years to come. 1. Pick an inspiration piece Give your nursery planning some direction by choosing one main item that will influence the rest of…
  • Choosing the Best Annuals for Your Garden

    Steve Asbell
    28 May 2015 | 2:24 pm
    You can always count on annuals to bring a seasonal pop of color to your flowerbeds and containers. But with all the annuals on the seed racks and in the garden center, which ones should you choose? The options are seemingly endless. Some grow tall, while others spread out in a mat. Some wilt in the sun, and some drop dead at first frost. There are annuals that reseed to the point of becoming weedy, and others are so vigorous that they seem to crowd out everything else. Then you have to choose from a rainbow of colors, and decide whether you’ll grow flowers from seed or buy them as…
  • Cindy Crawford's Malibu Home Makeover Now on the Market

    Melissa Allison
    28 May 2015 | 1:23 pm
    The Malibu home that supermodel Cindy Crawford and her restaurateur husband, Rande Gerber, bought last summer is back on the market — and looking great. The couple, who paid $6 million for the 1958 home last June, changed the whole look of the place and is now asking $15.45 million, as first reported by Variety. The makeover of the 1.4-acre estate, which boasts a private path to a beach for nearby residents, includes new wide-plank, French oak floors and exposed-beam ceilings. There are ocean views from the great room, the gourmet kitchen and breakfast nook, and the wraparound…
  • Don’t Like Jason Biggs’ First LA Listing? Check Out What He’s Selling Now

    Melissa Allison
    28 May 2015 | 10:07 am
    Jason Biggs clearly wants to bake his American pies in a new home. A couple weeks after listing his home above the Sunset Strip, Jason Biggs has put his Beverly Hills mansion on the market. The actor has listed them both before. Biggs is asking $4.795 million for his 2.5-acre estate in the 90210 ZIP. Built in 1954, it has that California-meets-Europe vibe with a Spanish tile roof, cobbled patios and paths, and a pool surrounded by lush tropical foliage. There’s also a tennis court and a guesthouse. The 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath property features soaring exposed-wood ceilings, walk-in…
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    Zurple | Real Estate Agent Success Blog

  • 5 "Golden Rules" of Excellent Real Estate Customer Service

    28 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    “I’m never too busy for your referrals!” This popular tagline is front and center in countless real estate agent email signatures.  Though I agree it doesn’t hurt to remind clients to recommend you to their friends and family, referrals should be a natural outcome of providing excellent service and a job well done. When you provide a great customer experience, people can’t help but boast about you!
  • There’s No Such Thing as a Dead Real Estate Lead

    27 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    There’s a common misconception in the real estate industry that online leads are worthless – but it’s simply not true. Sure, you may get a fake email address here or there - but the people who fill out a form on your site have a specific intent in mind – and that intent will ultimately create a need for your services. The problem is, real estate leads submit their information, then get frustrated waiting for a response (or recieve a generic response that isn't helpful) and move on to another agent.
  • Don't Waste Time, Pre-Qualify Your Real Estate Buyers

    26 May 2015 | 10:11 am
    In this week's Agent Insights - Debb Janes, a Real Estate Agent at The Carl Group in Washington, talks about what key questions to ask real estate buyers to ensure neither party is wasting each others time.  Here's Debb: 
  • 9 Real Estate Tips to Help You Avoid Summertime Stress

    25 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    The kids are out of school, the days are getting longer and hotter and you're busy as all get out. So how do you keep your wits about you through the summertime rush? Incorporate these sanity-saving tips into your day-to-day life:
  • Zurple Case Study: Melissa Tucci

    22 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Early Conversations™ Adopter Finds Long-Term Success Melissa, a highly ambitious Broker / Realtor®, has been consistently recognized as a Century 21 top performer. Her dedication to service and fast follow-up wows clients transaction after transaction. As a tech-savvy Broker, Melissa seeks out solutions that will streamline and enhance her business - and Conversations™ by Zurple is the perfect fit.
 
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    Coffee Real Estate

  • Public and private areas in a multigenerational home

    CoffeeRealEstate
    27 May 2015 | 4:22 pm
    What are Public and Private Areas in a Multigenerational Home?   Public and private areas in a multigenerational home are key considerations to the family dynamics.  Peace in a multigenerational home comes from a successful mix of public and private areas. The wrong mix creates stress and conflict. What are the public and private areas? Public areas are the family room, kitchen, dining room, back yard and places that are open for any member of the family to be without barriers. There can be some restrictions like small children by the stove and the like. But the concept of free access…
  • 5 tips for purchasing a care home

    CoffeeRealEstate
    14 May 2015 | 10:18 am
    5 Tips for Purchasing a Care Home Care Home for Sale   Care home properties offer a substantial opportunity to grow wealth.  The prospect of significant cash flow and asset gain draw people to invest in care home properties and businesses.   Care home properties are more about the business opportunity than real estate. The standard real estate investor is looking for ROI (Return On Investment) but with the presupposition owning an asset, not running a business.   Therefore these five tips for purchasing a care home property is more about the whole process, not just finding a…
  • 5 major Tips for Buying a Multi-Generational Home

    CoffeeRealEstate
    12 May 2015 | 10:02 pm
    5 Major Tips for Buying a Multi-Generational Home MultiGenerational Home   Communication and expectations are two major keys when buying a multi-generational home. Add to that every family is unique and the stress in finding a multigenerational home rises exponentially. Therefore every multigenerational home must have a unique style, number of rooms and private and public area mix. Taking time before home searching can save frustration and many hours.   The top 5 tips for Buying a Multi-Generational Home is like a map that can show the way, but the trip is where the real works…
  • What is a multigenerational home

    CoffeeRealEstate
    10 Mar 2015 | 1:14 pm
    What is a multigenerational home?     A multigenerational home is designed to meet the needs of multigenerational families. Multigenerational families have unique requirements for public and private space within a home. One common feature is the desire for multiple master suites. What is a multigenerational family?   The U.S. Census Bureau defines multigenerational families as those consisting of more than two generations living under the same roof. Multigenerational Households come in all shapes and sizes. Naming the type of multigenerational household is not as important as…
  • What makes a property multigenerational

    CoffeeRealEstate
    5 Mar 2015 | 12:33 pm
    What makes a property multigenerational? What makes a multigenerational property? The short answer is people’s needs. No one property design fits all multigenerational property wants or needs. This blog deals with many of the common features of a multigenerational property. One of the keys to successful multigenerational living is communication. Getting a feel of what features are available, then discussing them is an example of open, up front communication that can save a lot of time when looking for a new home. An example is maybe Mom and Dad did not share how important it is to have an…
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    Central Ohio Real Estate & Homes for Sale

  • Worthington Ohio Real Estate Market Report for May 2015

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    28 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Worthington * Median Listing Price: $406,840 0.07% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $148.0000 0.06% Total Listings: 29 0.81% Total Listings Previous Months:April March 16 22 -0.27% 0.57% * All data pertains to single-family homes Worthington Ohio Real Estate Market Report for May 2015  Worthington OH SubdivisionsBristol Woods Colonial Hills Davis Estates Deer Creek Kilbourne Village Northhigh Acres Old Worthington Old Worthington Area Olde Worthington Olentangy Highlands Olentangy Hills Pinecliff Village Potters Creek Ravines At Deer Creek Riverlea Riverlea Condos…
  • Whitehall Ohio Real Estate Market Report for May 2015

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    27 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Whitehall * Median Listing Price: $134,770 0.12% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $68.0000 0% Total Listings: 79 0.08% Total Listings Previous Months:April March 73 81 -0.1% 0% * All data pertains to single-family homes Whitehall Ohio Real Estate Market Report for May 2015  Whitehall OH SubdivisionsEdward L Mcvey 67 Fairway Links Fairway Oaks Glencoe Norton Field Pinewood Whitehall ParkWhitehall Homes for Sale / Columbus Homes for Sale HECM For Purchase - Buy a Home With As Little as 40% Down if you are 62 or OlderThe Buckeye Realty TeamBerkshire Hathaway HomeServcies…
  • Westerville Ohio Real Estate Market Report for May 2015

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    27 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Westerville * Median Listing Price: $375,020 0.05% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $115.0000 -0.01% Total Listings: 175 0.04% Total Listings Previous Months:April March 168 149 0.13% -0.11% * All data pertains to single-family homes Westerville Ohio Real Estate Market Report for May 2015  Westerville OH SubdivisionsAlbany Crossing Albany Reserve Albanyview Annehurst Ashbrooke Village Asherton Grove Asherton Grove Condominiums Asherton Grove Dr. Augusta Woods Autumn Woods Bay Ridge Estates Beachler Blendon Chase Brookstone Cambridge Crossing Carriage Oaks Chippewill…
  • Utica Ohio Real Estate Market Report for May 2015

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    26 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Utica * Median Listing Price: $214,030 -0.07% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $94.0000 -0.05% Total Listings: 11 0.22% Total Listings Previous Months:April March 9 10 -0.1% -0.33% * All data pertains to single-family homes Utica Ohio Real Estate Market Report for May 2015  Utica OH SubdivisionsUtica Homes for Sale / Columbus Homes for Sale HECM For Purchase - Buy a Home With As Little as 40% Down if you are 62 or OlderThe Buckeye Realty TeamBerkshire Hathaway HomeServcies - Professional Realty121 Mill Street, Suite 128Gahanna, OH 43230 Phone: 614-835-7151  Fax:…
  • Upper Arlington Ohio Real Estate Market Report for May 2015

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    26 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Upper Arlington * Median Listing Price: $674,450 0.1% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $182.0000 -0.03% Total Listings: 52 -0.09% Total Listings Previous Months:April March 57 58 -0.02% -0.05% * All data pertains to single-family homes Upper Arlington Ohio Real Estate Market Report for May 2015  Upper Arlington OH SubdivisionsArlington Crossing Arlington Pointe Camberlay Canterbury Canterbury Area Carriage Hill Coach Road Villas Concord Village Coventry Estates Duros Subdivision East Cleft Eastcleft Guilford Place Hastings Place Lot 27 Kenbrook Heights Kipling Forest…
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    Housing Blog

  • 7 Things Every Bachelor Pad Needs

    Resident Blogger
    24 May 2015 | 5:52 am
    These days, for the ultimate gentleman’s lair, one has a number of urban essentials to choose from. The stereotype image of unorganised living and a non-functional kitchen is very last-decade, and an old stereotype!  Today, there is plenty of room for embracing sophistication without it being a burden on your pocket, or it seeming like a ‘feminine’ pursuit. Here’s a list of 7 things to have in your new-age bachelor pad. Read on boys, and take notes! 1. A contemporary bookshelf Designed by the house of Shaz Living, this custom crafted Phoenix bookshelf, touched up in…
  • Housing’s Tech Office Is Coming To Your City!

    Resident Blogger
    15 May 2015 | 7:38 am
    Are you a coder living in Bengaluru? Are you willing to move there to be a part of one of the best Tech teams in the country? If you’re passionate about coding and all things Tech, we’re coming for you! At Housing, we’re building the future of Real Estate. With every passing day, we confront new problems that users face, and these are taken on as challenges. We push our boundaries to be able to fix each and every pain point in the best way possible, to achieve our ultimate goal of being the best real estate portal in the country, and the world. The choice of setting up our new…
  • 7 Tips For Finding Your Home Online

    Resident Blogger
    13 May 2015 | 6:44 am
    Buying property has never been easier, and the latest trend of buying property online has benefitted both: the real estate market as well as customers. Although still at a nascent stage, various property portals that have mushroomed in the past few years bear testimony to their demand at the customers’ end. Most buyers conduct an initial research and short-list online, while the actual transaction is still done offline. On the other hand, builders are also increasingly putting up more inventories on the online market space, and some are even associating with select real estate portals…
  • A Tale of Two Cities: Now in Numbers

    Resident Blogger
    29 Apr 2015 | 11:30 pm
    “…Space is not compressed here. Everything is far from everything else. There are real gardens where you do not see the exit when you stand at the entrance. It has sudden small parks that in Bombay would have been called, ‘Chhatrapati Shivaji Mini Forest’. Homes have corridors, and they are called corridors, not half-bedrooms…” – Manu Joseph, comparing Delhi with Mumbai. Delhi is the capital of India, with entire chapters about it in history textbooks. Mumbai is the commercial capital of India, contributing nearly a third of the nation’s taxes. Satya,…
  • 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…
 
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    Home Creations

  • Home Creations Moves Up on Builder Top 100 List

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

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

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

    Rachel Cunningham
    19 Mar 2015 | 8:51 am
    On March 4th, Home Creations selected the Benear family to present the game ball at the Thunder vs Philadelphia game. Despite blizzard-like conditions, the Benears were still able to make it to the game! The Benears made the night a family-wide event. Brandon’s father wanted to see Lane present the game ball, so he bought read more... The post Thunder Post-Game Interview with the Benears appeared first on Home Creations.
  • Home Creations Family to Present Thunder Game Ball March 4

    Rachel Cunningham
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:39 am
    This year, Home Creations is a proud partner of the Oklahoma City Thunder. With that partnership comes the opportunity to present the game ball before a Thunder home game. We chose one Home Creations family to present the game ball March 4, when the Thunder takes on Philadelphia! Here’s their story: In 2010, Brandon, Erin, and read more... The post Home Creations Family to Present Thunder Game Ball March 4 appeared first on Home Creations.
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    Arizona Real Estate Today

  • Salt River Tubing

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

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

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

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

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

    Chanda Gunter
    27 May 2015 | 1:10 pm
    We at Real Property Management, the nation’s leading full-service property management franchise, are proud to announce we were recently named among top Utah companies as Best of State for its excellence, innovation and outstanding business services. The national franchise also earned the 2015 Utah Excellence Award by the U.S. Commerce & Trade Research Institute. The Best of State awards recognize outstanding individuals, businesses and organizations in Utah and are a measure of the overall excellence, superiority and quality of a nominee’s products, services or performance.
  • Rental Home Rates on the Rise

    Chanda Gunter
    19 May 2015 | 2:05 am
    Rental Home Rates on the Rise: Rental Market Leaders Team Up to Release “Rental Statistics Report” on Rental, Vacancy and Saturation Rates Real Property Management, the nation’s leading property management organization, and RentRange, the nation’s leading provider of Rental Market Intelligence™, together release “Rental Housing Statistics” that shows national rental home rates are rising. View the “Rental Housing Statistics” in larger format. Through the first quarter 2015, the companies reveal that the average monthly rent for single-family homes was $1,286, representing a…
  • Young Adults Still Choose to Rent

    Chanda Gunter
    15 May 2015 | 10:35 am
    –Written by Ellen Chang for MainStreet Young Adults Still Choose to Rent Although James Crosby is getting married later this year to his college sweetheart, the financial analyst said they do not have plans to buy a home in Atlanta in the next few years. While Crosby, who is 25, said he loathes paying rent and not building up equity in a home, renting has its benefits. Right now, it’s easy for him to budget for rent in an apartment, because the amount he pays each month is static and he will not be faced with any costly surprises such as repairing an air conditioner. Like Crosby,…
  • Women in Business: A Franchise Owner’s Story

    Chanda Gunter
    4 May 2015 | 1:25 am
    Women in Business: Beth Hunter, Franchise co-owner of Real Property Management Executives, Greater Atlanta by: Laura Dunn, Huffington Post Beth is the co-owner of Real Property Management Executives Greater Atlanta, part of the national Real Property Management franchise. Real Property Management is a privately held, Utah based corporation with over 25 years of experience providing full-service residential property management for investors and homeowners from more than 260 offices throughout the United States and Canada. How has your life experience made you the leader you are today? Growing…
  • 2015 Rental Market Analysis for Landlords – Second Quarter

    Chanda Gunter
    1 May 2015 | 1:53 pm
    Rental Market Analysis for Landlords Forecasts Bright Economic Outlook Through Second Quarter in New Infographic Real Property Management, the nation’s leading property management company, forecasts landlords should expect a positive rental market through the second quarter. The projection is based on the company’s “Economic Snapshot for Landlords,” an infographic analysis of 14 key economic factors known to impact the rental market. Through the second quarter, our outlook for #landlords looks very positive.~Don Lawby, PresidentClick To Tweet Key trends from the snapshot that suggest…
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  • Shocking Real Estate Facts

    Kat Bremhorst
    28 May 2015 | 2:16 pm
    We love random real estate facts! Comment below with which one is your favorite! -Did you know that the proximity of a home to Starbucks can majorly effect home price? Homes near the coffee mecca sell for up to 30% more! -People prefer your street name to be a “Way” versus a “Street” -Bathroom improvements…
  • Old Swedish Church Becomes a Beautiful Home

    Kat Bremhorst
    28 May 2015 | 8:25 am
    Here at the PX, we’re all about recycling. Especially when it means recycling old buildings into homes. Scroll through and see how this old Swedish church became a picturesque living space for one family. via The Chive
  • Capturing a Home’s Worst Feature

    Kat Bremhorst
    27 May 2015 | 5:27 am
    Look, we would never encourage a seller to hide the flaws of the home their selling, but we also aren’t sure it’s the best idea to put those flaws front and center. Here are listing photos that never should have seen the light of day, but here they are! via Lighter Side of Real Estate
  • MoJo Minute Episode 18: Increasing the Effectiveness of Print

    Jonathan D. Nicholas
    26 May 2015 | 3:30 pm
    It might be time to read the fine print and finally figure out what works when it comes to message copy and print media.  First, does print still play a valid role in generating new business – or should it be relegated to the role of client follow-up, just listed/just sold cards, and seasonal marketing?…
  • Agent Print Media. What Rocks and What Doesn’t.

    Selene Garcia
    26 May 2015 | 3:23 pm
    When it comes to print, the options can be a veritable web of confusion. Which is the best? Will this one hit my target market? Is this one going to bust my budget? Investing in quality print media and design is crucial when letting the world know you are in business to sell real estate.…
 
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  • 1065 Midtown to Covert Over 50 Condos Above Loews Hotel

    26 May 2015 | 8:33 am
    The Atlanta Business Chronicle recently reported that the 1065 Midtown Apartments, with occupancy of nearly 100 percent, will convert to condos in the Loews Hotel. According to the report, prices continue to climb on the Atlanta real estate market for intown purchases which is forcing the hand of TriBridge Residential to covert 52 apartments at the top of the Loews Atlanta Hotel. Rent here has maintained between $2,500 and $7,000 per month, but now that Daniel Corporation, the original developer of 1065 Midtown, sold to TriBridge, renovations and conversions will begin as tenants’ leases…
  • 10 Great Atlanta Suburbs with Awesome Schools

    19 May 2015 | 12:04 pm
    One of the most frequent questions we hear at The Atlanta Homes is “which are the best neighborhoods for new families?” and “which neighborhoods have the best schools?” It’s a rather hard question to answer because Atlanta has many neighborhoods both “Intown” and Out of the Perimeter (OTP). We’ve developed a short list for those new families who are looking into buying a home in the Atlanta real estate market. In the Perimeter, or “Intown” Chastain ParkChastain Park is the largest city park in Atlanta and is home to excellent public and private schools. Located just 5…
  • In The Spotlight: Milton, GA

    6 May 2015 | 11:17 am
    Milton, GA was incorporated in Fulton County on December 1, 2006. Situated in the beautiful, northwestern region of the county, Milton is known as a highly affluent community with a population of just over 32,000. According to the 2010 Census, Milton’s average household income is $99,412 in an area of roughly 38.7 square miles. Milton is bordered by Roswell and Alpharetta to its south, Forsyth County on its east, and Cherokee County to its north and west. Milton, GA: A Brief History Named after the Revolutionary War Hero and Georgian politician, John Milton, the city is currently named as…
  • 10 Reasons To Have Buyer Representation When Purchasing A New Construction Home

    24 Mar 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Do you really need a Realtor® if you plan on buying a newly constructed home? Sometimes when the real estate market has many new constructed homes, buyers often consider purchasing without consulting a Realtor® first. Nevertheless, the benefits of using an agent as a new construction buyers representative are many. Here’s our list: 1. FREE Representation. It’s almost never recommended to represent yourself in a court, so why would anyone do it when buying a home? Using an agent for a new construction who will represent you will keep your best interest in mind against a seller who is…
  • The Best Of Valentines Day Events In Atlanta

    12 Feb 2015 | 7:57 am
    Valentine’s Day 2015 is arriving on February 14th, just a few days away to plan a night for you and your special someone. Atlanta has tons going on, and we have compiled a list of some of our favorite things to do so dont panic if you havent made plans yet. No matter your relationship situation, any of these events would be great to enjoy with your spouse, significant other, potential new mate, or platonic friends.  Don’t stay in and sulk this year for Valentine’s Day - the Atlanta metro area has tons of events that are enjoyable whether you live in the city or just outside the…
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  • Listing Agent for Mirasol

    28 May 2015 | 10:39 am
    When you're ready to list your home in you want an agent that not only knows the neighborhood but the market as well and can price it correctly. You don't want to give away the home but you also don't want to sit on the market for a long time.  Because I have worked in the Mirasol area for years I can help list, price, stage and sell your home for the most profit the market can bear. Here is how you can help sell your home. Listen to advice on pricing I know the area. I know what sells and if you want to sell, you need to price it right. I understand that you may need a certain amount…
  • 10 Tips to Buying Waterfront Property in Florida

    20 May 2015 | 8:34 am
    If you're buying a home in Palm Beach County chances are you'll probably get a waterfront home or have a lot to choose from. There are numerous waterfront properties all throughout Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens and Juno Beach, specifically community such as Admirals Cove. If you're considering a waterfront home there are some things you need to be aware of before you purchase. Here are 10 things you should know about buying waterfront property. #1. The land may be more valuable than the house. It all depends on supply and demand and because there are several waterfront properties in the…
  • Abacoa News and May Events

    18 May 2015 | 10:38 am
    Abacoa News and May Events Here’s the latest on what’s happening around Abacoa and the community this May.  Construction and plans are underway for the new fields and facilities in the Abacoa Park. Plans are set for completion in August but the fields will not be usable until September due to the sod establishment. Because Spring training was busier than usual this year there will be 130 new parking spaces completed. There will be a grand opening celebration for the Abacoa Park in late summer or early fall. On Saturday, May 30 from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Plaza Down…
  • New Construction Homes in Jupiter Florida

    13 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Welcome to Sonoma Isles  Nestled just off the Florida Turnpike on Indiantown Road in Jupiter Florida is one of the area's newest gated subdivisions. Sonoma Isles is a new development just minutes from town, the beaches and fine dining and shopping yet quiet enough for the most prestigious buyers.  Single family homes are set to be between 2,488 and 5,000+ sq. ft. There is currently no additional documented information on the number of homes in this area. A public hearing is set for June 9, 2015 to discuss support or opposition to this development.  The subdivision…
  • How Much Capital Gains on Your Singer Island Condo?

    8 May 2015 | 9:27 am
    If you sell your home or condo in Singer Island how much in capital gains do you have to pay and what are capital gains? Capital gains is the profit a homeowner makes when they sell a piece of property for a profit. The gain is the difference between what they owed on the home and at what price the home was sold. For instance: if a homeowner has a $200,000 mortgage on a piece of property and cells that property for $300,000 they've made $100,000 in capital gains profit. There is a tax on that profit that sellers must pay unless they are exempt or excluded based on their marital status…
 
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  • ANOTHER New BOSA Development on the Horizon

    Jason Cassity
    18 May 2015 | 10:28 am
    The plans are now starting to come together for the entire Pacific & Broadway corridor, and they have Nat Bosa’s name all over them. We already know that the New Bosa Condos being developed on the Southeast block of the Pacific & Broadway city block will be San Diego’s most expensive address when it’s completed in 2017. Now, we’ve […] The post ANOTHER New BOSA Development on the Horizon appeared first on City Consulting Group - A San Diego Real Estate Agency.
  • City Heights Home Renovation – Before and After

    Amanda Shelley
    12 May 2015 | 3:17 pm
    Here we are for another edition of our Before and After Series in which we reveal the tremendous transformations of San Diego investment properties represented and sold by City Consulting Group. This week’s Before and After reveal is located in City Heights, a San Diego neighborhood which sits just east of the highly gentrified community of North […] The post City Heights Home Renovation – Before and After appeared first on City Consulting Group - A San Diego Real Estate Agency.
  • Q1 2015 Downtown San Diego Market Update

    Amanda Shelley
    12 May 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Since we just closed out the first quarter of 2015, we decided to pull the sales data for Downtown San Diego for the past 3 years to find out where the downtown San Diego condo market stands. Looking at the graph below, you’ll see the average sales price of downtown San Diego condos has consistently been ticking up […] The post Q1 2015 Downtown San Diego Market Update appeared first on City Consulting Group - A San Diego Real Estate Agency.
  • Ask A Realtor Episode 5

    Jason Cassity
    29 Apr 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Our very own Jason Cassity just released episode 5 of the Ask A Realtor web series. On episode 5, Jason talks about the value of Home Staging, answers a personal question, and covers the most important factor in selling a home. The post Ask A Realtor Episode 5 appeared first on City Consulting Group - A San Diego Real Estate Agency.
  • April 2015 – Downtown San Diego Condo Market Update

    Amanda Shelley
    25 Apr 2015 | 3:24 pm
    Downtown San Diego Condo Market – Data and Analysis Let’s start by reviewing the downtown sales performance for March 2015: Average Sales Price: $640,796 Median Sales Price: $515,000 Total Sales: 90 Sales over $1 Million: 8 Sales over $3 Million: 1 Financing: 31% Cash, 69% Financed Downtown San Diego condo sales experienced a spike of activity […] The post April 2015 – Downtown San Diego Condo Market Update appeared first on City Consulting Group - A San Diego Real Estate Agency.
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  • Quirky Cabin-Like Home with Tons of Outdoor Space Is Up for Rent in Williamsburg

    Emily Nonko
    28 May 2015 | 1:10 pm
    one moment please...49 South 1st Street, Brooklyn, NY, United States+ Expand- collapseThis 2,000-square-foot three-bedroom Williamsburg duplex is a lot of things: It’s cool, kooky, rustic and a little beachy, too. Some nice interior details have been paired with a fun, smart design. The listing calls this a “city meets country oasis,” and with all the exposed wood, we’d have to agree. It all makes for a special pad with a killer outdoor patio and garden. If you fall in love with it, it’s now on the market for $7,995 a month. The beautiful living room comes…
  • Commissioner of Baseball Robert Manfred Buys $5.6M UES Penthouse

    Annie Doge
    28 May 2015 | 1:09 pm
    one moment please...303 East 77th Street, New York, NY, United States+ Expand- collapseJust in time for the height of MLB season, Robert Manfred, the freshly appointed Commissioner of Baseball who is a known Yankees fan, has scooped up an Upper East Side penthouse condo. He and his wife Colleen paid $5,575,000 for the full-floor, three-bedroom pad, according to city records released today. Located at 303 East 77th Street, the home also boasts 2,559 square feet of interior space and with 809 square feet of outdoor space comprised of three terraces and a balcony. A long entrance gallery…
  • Art Nerd New York’s Top Event Picks for the Week, 5/28-6/3

    Lori Zimmer
    28 May 2015 | 12:45 pm
    In a city where hundreds of interesting happenings occur each week, it can be hard to pick and choose your way to a fulfilling life. Art Nerd‘s philosophy is a combination of observation, participation, education and of course a party to create the ultimate well-rounded week. Jump ahead for Art Nerd founder Lori Zimmer’s top picks for 6sqft readers! This weekend, one of my favorite all-encompassing events is hitting the Bowery area: IDEAS CITY. There are so many things to do, you can fill up your weekend and then some! Hear about the intersection of television and art at the Jewish…
  • $3.7M Loft in Iconic Police Building Boasts Soaring Ceilings and Funky Interior Details

    Aisha Carter
    28 May 2015 | 12:40 pm
    one moment please...240 Centre Street, New York, NY, United States+ Expand- collapseIt seems as though each of the units in the iconic Police Building on Centre Street has its own unique flair, and this apartment is no exception. It’s being offered for the first time since the building was converted into co-ops back in 1988, and has bragging rights as one of the only true two-bedroom, two-bath residences in the entire building. And it can be yours for $3.65 million. This loft makes a statement as soon as you enter with a brightly-colored 18-foot ceiling sporting exposed buttresses. The…
  • Learn What Makes Inwood So Special; How Many Apartments Are Paid for with Cash?

    Diane Pham
    28 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Three units in the Walker Tower list as a combo for $60M. [WSJ] Explore all that is Inwood. [NYT] New Yorkers lament over the closing of FAO Schwartz. [NYT] How many NYC apartments are bought with cash? [Curbed] Here’s what you have to be earning to qualify for affordable housing in Essex Crossing. [The Lo Down] The artists who put their converted ink and brush factory home on the market last fall didn’t manage to make a sale, so they’re trying to rent it out instead. [Listing] A One WTC security guard shares his excitement over the tower’s incredible views. [WSJ]…
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  • Texas Rent Report — April 2015

    Ina Herlihy
    29 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    Texas Rent vs. the 50 U.S. States In our National Rent Report, we primarily analyze rental trends on the city level. This month we decided to also analyze at the state level, and will begin with Texas. Texas has the 24th most expensive one-bedroom median rent when compared to the other 49 U.S. states. At $880, the state is 69.9% less expensive New York’s $2,925 median rent, and 57.1% less expensive than Massachusetts’s median rent of $2,050. Texas Median Rent One bedroom median rent in Texas has decreased 7.4% month over month from March to April, while two bedroom median rent has…
  • 5 DIY Projects For Your Apartment That You’ll Love

    Alexa Collins
    28 May 2015 | 8:05 pm
    1. Lightbulb Vase Want to recycle your old, burnt out lightbulbs? Need a fresh, creative way to decorate your apartment? Try making lightbulb vases. These little hanging vases will give your space a pop of color and a bit of quirk. You need: -Lightbulb, pliers, wire or string to hang. Via Free People “Building 25 Blog” 2. Mason Jar Organizer Bathroom storage, rustic decor, and bud vase all in one, this DIY mason jar organizer is the perfect addition to your bathroom. It’s easy to make, and you’ll give your space that cute country vibe you’ve always wanted. For a splash of color,…
  • The 5 Best Affordable LA Apartments Right Now (May 28)

    Alexa Collins
    28 May 2015 | 7:49 pm
    Grab your mirrored aviators, turn up that radio, roll your windows down, and hit the freeway to go visit our Top 5 affordable apartment picks this week in Los Angeles. 1. Greater Wilshire/Hancock Park – Studio ($925/month) 108 S Gramercy Pl #109, Los Angeles, CA 90004 https://www.zumper.com/apartments-for-rent/7834747/studio-greater-wilshire-los-angeles-ca If you’re interested in a studio in a beautiful historic brick building, this apartment should be yours. Just look at the exterior of this place! With gorgeous hardwood floors and french doors to boot, it doesn’t get more quaint…
  • Denver Rent Report — April 2015

    Ina Herlihy
    28 May 2015 | 10:19 am
    Rent Trend: Denver Median Rent In our National Rent Report, which analyzes rental trends across the top 50 U.S. metro regions each month, Denver placed as the thirteenth most expensive market in the nation, as median one bedroom rents increased 2.4% to $1,320 from March to April, while two bedrooms also increased 0.3% to $1,690. This trend comes as no surprise, considering the growth of certain underlying metrics. Non-farm employment growth increased 0.2% from February to March, and the number of expected companies hiring for 1Q 2015 to 2Q 2015 increased 23%, according to the Metro Denver…
  • See The Cheapest And Most Expensive Neighborhoods In Charlotte This Spring

    Devin O'Brien
    26 May 2015 | 7:37 pm
    Charlotte was the 24th most expensive rental market in the US this April, with one bedroom median rents rising 2.2% in the trailing quarter to $940. Two bedrooms were similarly up 0.9% in the quarter to $1,090. Such increases have placed the city ahead of Sacramento, Raleigh, and Jacksonville for prices in major metro regions. Looking closer at neighborhoods, the highest priced areas in April included Third Ward ($1,445), Myers Park ($1,350), and Fourth Ward ($1,325). More affordable neighborhoods were found to the northwest and southwest, with prices ranging from $500-$700 for a one…
 
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  • What are Warner Robins GA Homes Worth in April 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    25 May 2015 | 8:08 am
    What are Warner Robins GA Homes Worth in April 2015 Do you want to know “What are Warner Robins GA homes worth in April 2015″? If so, you have come to the right place. That question and others will be answered about the real estate market in Warner Robins GA, so stay tuned! This market is favors sellers at […] The post What are Warner Robins GA Homes Worth in April 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • Easy Home Improvements to Help Your Home Sell

    Anita Clark Realtor
    24 May 2015 | 6:03 pm
    Seller Tips: Easy Home Improvements to Help Your Home Sell So you have finally decided to sell your home. Are you ready? Perhaps a facelift will help skyrocket your home’s selling price. But what should the home renovation include? As a seller you should focus on the appearance and functionality of the property, both inside […] The post Easy Home Improvements to Help Your Home Sell appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • What are Perry GA Homes Worth in April 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    20 May 2015 | 5:51 pm
    What are Perry GA Homes Worth in April 2015? Spring is often the time when consumers start thinking about joining the local real estate market and residents of Perry GA are no exception. Many have been asking “What are Perry GA homes worth in April 2015?“. It is a good question that sets the stage for […] The post What are Perry GA Homes Worth in April 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • What are Kathleen GA Homes Worth in April 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    18 May 2015 | 5:43 pm
    What are Kathleen GA Homes Worth in April 2015 Potential real estate consumers who want to know “What are Kathleen GA Homes Worth in April 2015” will find the answer to that question and many others in this report! With 5 months of inventory in this sellers market, there are fewer homes than normal for […] The post What are Kathleen GA Homes Worth in April 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • What are Centerville GA Homes Worth in April 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    17 May 2015 | 4:06 pm
    What are Centerville GA Homes Worth in April 2015 Consumers who are curious “What are Centerville GA Homes Worth in April 2015″ will have that question and many others answered in this month’s real estate report. With hot weather arriving this market is really starting to heat up! Sales went up this past month as buyers […] The post What are Centerville GA Homes Worth in April 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
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  • 8 Places To Find Unlimited Leads By Using A Real Estate Virtual Assistant

    Tyler Zey
    28 May 2015 | 8:41 am
    Are you looking for easy ways to make your business more productive? I’ve got good news for you: Real estate virtual assistants can easily generate more leads for your business through repeatable tasks. Here’s the thing: There are certain lead generation tasks that can be boiled down to simple tasks. Today, I’m going to show you how to outsource these duties to a real estate virtual assistant. Here are 8 Places To Find Unlimited Leads By Using A Real Estate Virtual Assistant: Click here to get a free PDF OF OUR 8 Places To Find Leads With A Real Estate Virtual Assistant…
  • A Beginners Guide To Real Estate Email Marketing

    Tyler Zey
    26 May 2015 | 8:14 pm
    Today we’re going to cover my favorite marketing: Real Estate Email Marketing Why do I love email marketing? Simple: It makes money. Email has been proven time and time again to be the best driver of profits in terms of lead generation. Today, I’m going to break down exactly how you can be using real estate email marketing blasts, newsletters, and more to increase profits. CLICK HERE FOR A FREE PDF OF OUR BEGINNERS GUIDE TO EMAIL MARKETING FREE PDF OF OUR BEGINNERS GUIDE TO EMAIL MARKETING First, Let’s Establish Some Terminology Regarding Real Estate Email Marketing –…
  • 20 Expert Real Estate Video Marketing Ideas, Tactics, And Statistics That Will Help You Conquer The Web

    Tyler Zey
    21 May 2015 | 6:49 pm
    Did you know that listings using real estate video marketing tactics receive 403% more inquiries than those that don’t? That’s a lot more potential buyers! Plus, video can increase the understanding of your value proposition by 74%! All this means one thing: You need to be making videos! And today you’re in luck, because I’m going to be sharing real estate video marketing ideas, tactics, and statistics that actually will grow your business. Let’s get into it: Click here to get a free PDF of our 20 Expert Real Estate Video Marketing Ideas FREE PDF OF OUR 20…
  • 9 Awesome WordPress Real Estate Hacks: Get The Most Leads Possible From Your Themes, Templates, Plugins, And More!

    Tyler Zey
    19 May 2015 | 9:12 am
    Does WordPress scare you? Or are you a champion of using your WordPress site to grow your real estate business? Whichever camp you’re in, I’m going to show you 9 awesome WordPress real estate hacks to amp up your business. WordPress is a powerful marketing tool that sites like NFL.com, TheNewYorker, and even Groupon use to make their business run. We use it with our LeadSites to give realtors powerful lead generating websites. Today, I’m going to be pulling back the curtain and showing you cool tricks that we use to make LeadSites: The 9 Awesome WordPress Real Estate Hacks…
  • 23 Must Read Real Estate Blogs About Everything From Marketing To Tips For Buyers And Sellers

    Tyler Zey
    17 May 2015 | 8:52 am
    You’ve probably seen a list or two like this. Or have you? When it comes to finding ways to grow your business, the solution is often through knowledge. And most blogs (and round up posts of the best blogs) just promote the same ‘top brands’ that don’t get deep and dirty into your business with you. The problem with that is one of the best ways to get better at selling real estate is through real estate blogs. So today, I’m going to point out some of the top ones on the web. Whether you’re looking to prospect FSBO’s better… ….or figure out…
 
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  • PAYING TOO MUCH FHA MIP? DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

    American Mortgage Corporation
    7 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    STOP PAYING FHA MIP? Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-backed loans are popular with home buyers and refinancing homeowners for multiple reasons, including: The FHA allows a 3.5% downpayment The FHA allows refinances without appraisal FHA mortgage rates are usually very low However, one place FHA mortgages can fall short is with respect to mortgage insurance. As compared to conventional mortgages, USDA loans, and VA loans, FHA mortgage insurance premiums (MIP) can be cumbersome and costly. Paying FHA MIP doesn’t need to be a permanent condition, however. Millions of U.S. homeowners…
  • Home Prices Are Soaring in These 10 Cities

    American Mortgage Corporation
    7 May 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Twenty-seven states, including the District of Columbia, are now at or within 10 percent of their peak home prices, according to CoreLogic’s March Home Price Index. Seven states – Colorado, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and Wyoming – have climbed to new home price highs. Read more: 15 Hottest Housing Markets Right Now When excluding distressed sales, only New Mexico showed a year-over-year depreciation in March at 0.4 percent. CoreLogic economists project that home prices, including distressed sales, will increase by 5.1 percent by March 2016. “Tight…
  • Can I qualify for a mortgage with bad credit?

    American Mortgage Corporation
    1 May 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Credit Repair Explained: Home Loan with Bad Credit American Mortgage Corporation specializes in helping home buyers or homeowners needing a refinance secure a home loan with bad credit. Many home buyers and homeowners do not realize that they can qualify for a home loan with prior bad credit and do not necessarily have to go through credit repair. Before going about repairing your credit by hiring a credit repair company, please contact American Mortgage Corporation for a no cost, no obligation credit analysis. Credit repair is the process of disputing negative and/or incorrect information by…
  • Misconceptions About The FHA Home Loan Program

    American Mortgage Corporation
    30 Apr 2015 | 12:13 pm
    For today’s home buyers who don’t have — or don’t want — to make a 20% down payment, there are a multitude of home loan options. Low and no downpayment mortgages are readily available from U.S. lenders, and most will be approved with even marginal credit scores on behalf of a borrower. One such low-downpayment option is the FHA loan. For years, the FHA advertised its products as loans for consumers “on the margins” of homeownership; those with less-than-perfect credit scores, elevated debt-to-income ratios, or a lack of credit history. The FHA program…
  • VA Streamline Refinance: The VA IRRRL Mortgage Program

    American Mortgage Corporation
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    VA loans are a special loan program designed specifically for veterans, issued by approved lenders and guaranteed by the federal government. The VA Streamline Refinance is the most common loan type within the VA loan umbrella, and is officially known as an Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan (IRRRL) by the government. The program is also known as a VA-to-VA Loan. The VA loan’s definitive characteristic is that veterans with qualifying credit and income can purchase a home with no money down, which makes buying a home extremely attractive for those who have served in the military. In…
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    Austin Tenant Advisors » Office Space Lease Tips

  • How to Get Out of a Commercial Real Estate Lease

    Nathan Smith
    26 May 2015 | 8:44 am
    The following post is copyrighted by Austin Tenant Advisors - . When signing a commercial real estate lease (office space, retail space, warehouse space) you are typically committing to either 3 year, 5 year, or sometimes longer lease contract and you are legally obligated to fulfill the entire obligation regardless of whether or not your business succeeds or fails.  You have the best intentions to create a successful business however sometimes things just don’t go your way. If you find yourself in a situation where you need to close your business however still have lease term left on…
  • 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…
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    Experience Invest - UK Property Investment » News

  • Rental rises now at their fastest since 2010

    Scott Hood
    26 May 2015 | 9:41 am
    Landlords investing in the UK’s buy-to-let market are now seeing their assets growing in potential value at the fastest rate since 2010, according to the latest buy-to-let report released by Your Move and Reeds Rains. The estate agents’ analysis of the market showed that the average rental price in the UK now stands at a total of £774 per month on average. It said that prices landlords are able to achieve for their properties have been pushed forward in the past 12 months by the rise in real earnings and wages across the country, along with the ever-increasing demand from people…
  • How a luxury designer can help your property look beautiful

    Luke Fitzsimmons
    21 May 2015 | 8:20 am
    If you’ve purchased a property in London during the 30 years, you’ve likely hit the jackpot. Your property is probably worth a small fortune; it’s just up to you now to make the most of it. Luckily this is easily within your grasp. If you feel that the interior could do with some upgrading, you’re likely right – perhaps you’ve picked a winning location and know that with a few choice tweaks here and there you could be earning a lot of money in the rental market. Perhaps you’re not quite sure which direction to go – if you’re not, you could…
  • Infographic: UK property investment required to increase housebuilding

    Gemma Stephenson
    20 May 2015 | 2:13 am
    According to the Knight Frank Housebuilding Report 2015, the supply of new houses is falling ‘well short of demand’. UK property investment may help boost supply, but with a rising population and a lack of available housing, will the housing market ever be able to keep up with demand? Over 160 respondents from leading house builders and developers across the country were surveyed to produce Knight Frank’s market-leading report. The report outlined a clear demand for a sustainable way to help boost development volumes in order to keep up with demand. Read the full report……
  • Rising commercial property opportunities now exist in smaller UK cities

    Scott Hood
    19 May 2015 | 1:49 am
    Investors are increasingly looking outside the UK’s major cities when it comes to investment opportunities in the commercial market, it has been reported. As a result, smaller cities around the nation are becoming stronger and stronger in terms of their potential commercial property value. New analysis posted by JLL looked into the performance of the office market across 37 smaller towns and cities across the UK to show just how this particular sector is managing to grow outside of London. It found that some of these areas have far better potential than London for growth over the next…
 
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    Home Seller Home Buyer

  • HOME BUYER: Episode 00018 Home Buyers Should Consider These Questions Before Making An Offer

    lfsanek
    23 May 2015 | 6:17 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 This Episodes sponsor is Castle Dream Real Estate, if your interested in buying or selling property in the greater Tampa FL area you can learn more at their website at castledreamrealestate.com or email them at Castle Dream Real Estate, LLC Today’s…
  • HOME SELLER: Episode 00018 Questions A Home Buyer Considers Before Making An Offer

    lfsanek
    20 May 2015 | 6:07 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 This Episodes sponsor is Castle Dream Real Estate, if your interested in buying or selling property in the greater Tampa FL area you can learn more at their website at castledreamrealestate.com or email them at Castle Dream Real Estate, LLC Today’s…
  • HOME BUYER: Episode 00017 How You Can Save On Homeowners Insurance

    lfsanek
    11 May 2015 | 11:19 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 Having the right insurance coverage on your home is smart. Paying too much for it is not. The price you pay for your homeowners insurance can vary by hundreds of dollars, depending on the insurance company you buy your policy from. Using the following…
  • HOME SELLER: Episode 00017 Tips To Sell Your Home Faster To A Younger Buyer

    lfsanek
    11 May 2015 | 10:52 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 Educating clients about the audience they will be marketing to is one of the most important things that can be done. When a seller puts their home on the market to sell, they should know that the next owner will likely be younger than they are.
  • HOME BUYER: Episode 00016 Mortgage Settlement Costs-Origination Fees, Title Insurance and More

    lfsanek
    3 May 2015 | 7:20 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 Mortgage Settlement Costs-Origination Fees, Title Insurance and More (THIS WILL CHANGE STARING AUGUST 1, 2015 A NEW PODCAST WILL BE ANNOUNCED WHEN ALL INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABE) The mortgage settlement process–sometimes called mortgage…
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    APM Blog

  • Tips to move wardrobe and heavy bookshelves safely

    Abhishek
    16 May 2015 | 10:47 pm
    Wardrobes are generally costly; they are a combination of bulk as well as beauty. A scratched or broken wardrobe spoils the look of your bedroom; so, transporting the wardrobe safely should be paid enough attention. Similar is the story of bookshelves. Your small personal library makes the house look many times beautiful. Damaging a small part of bookshelf during transportation sometimes make the whole structure unstable and ill looking. In the whole room, wardrobe and bookshelf are the bulkiest furniture and generally most difficult to deal with. But actually, nothing is difficult. All you…
  • How to Save Money for Moving Out

    Abhishek
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:35 am
    Relocating to a new place is a huge step not to be taken lightly. Thus, it is necessary that you plan cautiouslyfor the monetary aspects of moving out. Consider your adulthoodwith a view of moving out. Think wisely about why you need to move out. How will you manage the household chores and finances? Every aspect of moving out must be analyzed properly and then a decision should be taken in this aspect. Calculate your expenditure habits. Can the expenditure on your necessities be reduced? Using cheaper cell phone plans, taking public conveyance for daily travel can reduce your expenses a…
  • 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…
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    Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors

  • 2 Key Reasons Not To Do Rehab Work Yourself

    Nick Ruiz
    22 May 2015 | 8:06 am
    I get a lot of questions from new people, but some stick out as being pretty frequent. Here’s one: “Hey Nick, do you do a lot of the remodeling work yourself to save money, or do you hire it all out?” My answer is simple… I don’t do any of the work myself. Am I [...]2 Key Reasons Not To Do Rehab Work Yourself is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • 3 Must-Knows Regarding Fix And Flip Financing

    Ken Meyer
    20 May 2015 | 8:20 am
    Before you invest in a new project, you will need to know these 3 things regarding fix and flip financing. Before you begin, it is important to inspect the property thoroughly. You will also need to get a clear idea on how much the property is worth, the cost of fixing the property, and how much [...]3 Must-Knows Regarding Fix And Flip Financing is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • Checking Out Commercial Deals? – Cap Rate Could Mislead You

    Camille Baptiste
    19 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Many real estate investors searching for deals on Loopnet are running across properties listed by “Cap Rates.”  We’ve seen that Cap Rates can be used to determine value if the income from the property is known. However, making an investment decision solely on Cap Rate can mislead you into purchasing the wrong property. When a property produces [...]Checking Out Commercial Deals? – Cap Rate Could Mislead You is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • What To Look For When A Boom Goes Bust

    Ronan McMahon
    18 May 2015 | 10:12 am
    Booms usually get off to a slow start. Once they get going, they’ve got their own momentum. As prices rise, fever sets in. It’s interesting to watch developers in an overseas real estate boom. Everyone scrambles for a piece of the pie. Folks with no experience pile into the market to do a project. Developers with [...]What To Look For When A Boom Goes Bust is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • The Five Worst Mortgage Mistakes Landlords Can Make

    Brian Davis
    15 May 2015 | 8:29 am
    Landlords and real estate investors need to be intimately familiar with how mortgages work, because mortgages are in many ways a tool of the trade.  Like all powerful tools, they can also be extremely dangerous, as 18 million homeowners and landlords who were foreclosed on between 2008-2013 can attest. A shocking number of homeowners and real estate [...]The Five Worst Mortgage Mistakes Landlords Can Make is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
 
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    Juwai.com > China News

  • California love: Chinese appetite for the Golden State

    28 May 2015 | 12:04 am
    As California struggles with a statewide drought, Chinese tourists and real estate investors are feeding a steady stream of consumer spending and real estate investment to America’s Golden State. In 2014 alone, one million Chinese tourists visited California and spent an estimated $2.6 billion – a y-o-y increase of 24.8% and 32.7%, respectively1 – and... The post California love: Chinese appetite for the Golden State appeared first on List Juwai.
  • How education drives Chinese property purchase abroad

    12 May 2015 | 2:17 am
    If there’s one thing that Chinese high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) desire the most for their children in modern times, it’s giving them an international education overseas. 459,800 Chinese students ventured abroad for studies last year – of which 423,000 received private funding from their families.1 Clearly, the rising prosperity in China has liberated the educational aspirations... The post How education drives Chinese property purchase abroad appeared first on List Juwai.
  • Chinese tourists to spend $264 billion overseas by 2019

    29 Apr 2015 | 1:29 am
    Since 2012, China has been the world’s biggest outbound tourism market1, and their impressive growth rate is outstripping that of every other country’s. 109 million Chinese globetrotters spent $164 billion overseas last year2 – a staggering jump from the 10 million Chinese that travelled abroad in 2000.2 And as China’s burgeoning population (1.39 billion as... The post Chinese tourists to spend $264 billion overseas by 2019 appeared first on List Juwai.
  • The Chinese art of tea

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:12 am
    While tea is arguably one of the most popular drinks in the world, the Chinese’ love for tea is unrivalled by far. After all, Chinese tea is a culture with a history long steeped in China. Legend says the first cup of tea in the world was accidentally discovered by one of the three founding... The post The Chinese art of tea appeared first on List Juwai.
  • Chinese investor's growing clout

    20 Apr 2015 | 7:58 pm
    Offshore trading is surging in China, and the country has risen to become the second-largest economy in the world. Its yuan – or renminbi (RMB) – is now the second largest trade financing currency and fifth most widely used transaction currency.1   China's next mission Riding high on the momentum of its Asian Infrastructure Investment... The post Chinese investor's growing clout appeared first on List Juwai.
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    Unique Living Property Blog

  • Top Evening Venues in Marbella

    Unique Living
    18 May 2015 | 2:18 am
    One of the highlights of being in Marbella is taking advantage of the fantastic climate while soaking up the rays on the stunning beaches. Yet, when the sun goes down there is still plenty to keep you entertained. Anyone fortunate enough to be looking for property for sale in Marbella will find that there are many fantastic venues to visit during the evenings, providing you with entertainment that can last well into the early hours. Casino Marbella Part of the Andalucía Plaza Hotel, this fantastic casino has something for everyone. The highlight of the evening is trying your luck at…
  • Local Activities For Those looking at Properties for Sale in Estepona

    Unique Living
    12 May 2015 | 5:35 am
    As one of the most stunning locations on the Costa del Sol, Estepona is a popular destination for tourists looking to enjoy a relaxing holiday by the sea. The experience that they have while here encourages many people to search for properties for sale in Estepona as either a holiday home or a permanent residence. If the ability to relax is an important part of your criteria when searching for luxury villas for sale in Estepona, then knowing that there are many ways you can do this will be important to you. Let’s take a look at four of the most relaxing ways to while away the hours during…
  • Top Restaurants in Cannes

    Unique Living
    5 May 2015 | 5:43 am
    Cannes is a famous town on the south coast of France that is best known for its film festival and the luxury lifestyle of the area. If you are looking for property for sale in Cannes and you enjoy eating out, then knowing that there are high-quality restaurants to Cannes is a famous town on the south coast of France that is best known for its film festival and the luxury lifestyle of the area. If you are looking for luxury villas for sale in Cannes and you enjoy eating out, then knowing that there are high-quality restaurants to eat in is likely to be important to you. Here are some of the…
  • Unusual Activities to Enjoy in Marbella

    Unique Living
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:17 am
    If you are thinking about buying a property abroad to either live in or have as a holiday home, then Marbella is a fantastic destination that you should consider. The properties for sale in Marbella are varied, with luxury villas available in many different styles and to suit different budgets. The fantastic climate and stunning surroundings are just two of the reasons you might want to look for luxury property for sale in Marbella. There are also many great activities for you to enjoy while you are here – let’s take a look at a few: Wine tour in a classic car Combine your passions for…
  • Top Restaurants in Sunny Ibiza

    Unique Living
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:54 am
    Although it is the night life that attracts many people to Ibiza, the White Isle is also a food lover’s dream destination. The quality of the eating establishments on this island is outstanding and there is something to suit all tastes. If you are looking for luxury villas for sale in Ibiza and having a choice of places to eat nearby is an important element of your criteria, then you will find plenty of options available to you wherever you are on the island. Es Terral This is the perfect venue for a fine dining experience and is popular with locals and tourists alike. Es Terral serves…
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    Packing and Moving Ideas and Checklist » Packing and Moving Ideas and Checklist

  • Tips for Moving Home on a Budget

    Abhi
    17 May 2015 | 9:08 am
    Relocating your home can be a complicated and cost intensive processif not planned well. When you don’t plan your move well, you can’t keep a check on your miscellaneous expenses and consequently end up spending more in trivial agendas. Here are some tips to relocate economically. 1.Budget your move The first step to move within a budget is to make practical budget based on real time quotes from reasonable and reliable vendors or from online sources. Keep some cash handy for emergencies. Make initial estimates and understand your requirements. It is very wise to anticipate roadblocks and…
  • How to pack moving boxes properly

    Abhi
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:55 am
    Packing is always a complicated task while moving from one place to another. Thus one requires proper planning in order to shift items without any damage. Collect boxes one month prior to move so that you can plan things and pack without hurry. Here are the things to do for planning a move: 1. Gather boxes of different sizes to pack- Remember to gather strong boxes to carry different stuff and the boxes should always be of high quality, along with boxes certain things are necessary like wrapping sheets, Newspaper, Labelling stickers, Packing Tape, Marking Pens. 2. Use wadded newspapers or…
  • Checklist for moving to a new city

    Abhi
    9 Apr 2015 | 10:31 am
    Relocation to a new city isn’t an easy task especially when a lot of things including packing, safety of goods, timely move, and reorganization of things need to be taken into account. Both first time movers and experienced movers face problems in some form or the other. With a lot of hard work to do and magnanimous details to go through, the task can get nerve breaking at times! In case, you are looking forward to move to a new city, here’s a checklist to help you get keep the troubles away. It will let you effectively organize your move: Get Quotes This needs to be your first…
  • Car Shipping Tips – You Need to Know before shipping a car

    Abhi
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:13 am
    Maruti Said, to own a car is like “Shape your world” and Honda said it’s like the “power of dreams”. As owning a car is a lifetime achievement, shipping the same required sufficient knowledge and care. Whether you are making an online purchase of car or moving to another city, when it comes to transporting your car, you should take extra care of hiring the right moving company. Before shipping the car you should have ample awareness about the company to rely on. If you are still wondering where to focus on, then look below on the car shipping tips. Whether the Shipping Company Is…
  • Essential tips for moving house with a baby

    Abhi
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:05 am
    Shifting to your dream home is quite exciting and thrilling experience. Moving to your new home is not a difficult or technical task, but is a part of a job. Some physical efforts are required to put on in order to make your dream home look as beautiful as you wish. But the matter does not end here! Moving a house from one place to another is quite stressful and when it comes up with babies it is triple the havoc. Imagine that you have packed your items one by one and your toddler is unpacking your packed items simultaneously. How annoying it is! Isn’t it? It is thus better to plan some…
 
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    Lighter Side of Real Estate

  • This May Look Like a Normal Bookcase, But There’s More To It Than Meets The Eye

    Lighter Side Staff
    28 May 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Even at home, some people just want to feel like a secret agent. One of the most common methods for this is having a secret passageway. I mean, who doesn’t like the idea of being able to quickly escape detection, or hide away something special behind an unsuspecting library? You’ve probably seen many of these in movies and all over the internet, but how are they made? Below is the step-by-step process to making a bookshelf that doubles as a hidden doorway. Enjoy. First it requires a frame design. The skeleton and opening mechanism are the key aspects to get just right. Everything else is…
  • 29 Creative Business Cards To Stimulate Your Inner Marketing Genius

    Lighter Side Staff
    27 May 2015 | 6:54 pm
    When you hand someone your business card, you’re giving them a small, but important introduction to who you are. Much like resumes and cover letters, a business card can easily get lost in the piles of other cards your prospects and clients are receiving on a daily basis. So you want to make yours stand-out. I know what you might be thinking. “Business cards never get my attention. Just boring rectangles with text and a few colors? Little impact, if any.” Well, when you have a look at these innovative cards, you might just change your tune! Nothing says you stand out like having…
  • 6 Things Most Real Estate Agents Think About Certain Clients But Would Never Tell Them

    Tre Pryor
    26 May 2015 | 6:20 pm
    Listen… I’m about the most honest guy you’ll ever meet. Seriously. I tell my wife how she really looks, not just what I’m “supposed” to say. Who does that? Even with my clients, I’m not one of those Realtors who puts a positive spin on any and all objections that my clients might raise. If that meat packing plant behind the backyard is going to hurt you on resale, heck, I’m the agent who will tell you! But there are things even I won’t tell my clients. Must be serious right? Enjoy. 1. Atrocious Personal Tastes Taste is subjective. I get…
  • After Seeing These Clever Moving Hacks, I Realize I’ve Been Moving The Hard Way My Whole Life

    Lighter Side Staff
    26 May 2015 | 9:32 am
    MOVING! Just the sound of that word can bring up a subtle clinch in the gut, as well as thoughts of wear and tear, losing items, barely making it out of the old home in time, and visits to the chiropractor later. For most of us, this experience is probably unavoidable. But we have good news for you. Transitioning from house to house can be made much easier with just a little innovation. In this video, youtuber DaveHax shows you how to creatively minimize some of the challenges of moving. It amazes me how simple some of these tips are, how well they work, and why I never thought of them. Even…
  • The Lego Hotel In Florida Has Finally Opened Its Doors… And It’s Everything You Could’ve Imagined

    Lighter Side Staff
    25 May 2015 | 5:42 pm
    One of the biggest challenges families face going to a hotel is making sure the kids are happy. Let’s face it. Children’s minds are constantly adapting, changing, exploring, and they have voracious appetites for entertainment. Well, there’s a hotel in Winter Haven, Florida that has all of your child entertainment needs covered in blocky spades. Imagine a giant hotel and resort made into a Lego wonderland. It might look something a bit like this. Yes… that’s a steam puffing dragon greeting you. Via legolandinflorida.com The entire place is themed after the famous toy line. Even…
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    Apex Link Property Management

  • Dealing with the Complexities of Being a Property Manager

    apexlink
    29 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    Property managers deal with a multitude of complex issues. Examining the theory of “sensemaking” can help managers to turn difficulties into simple tasks. “Make everything as simple as possible, but no simpler” – Albert Einstein Oversimplification is among the biggest mistakes constantly carried out by managers whenever they’re faced with complexities. Basically, complexities are unanticipated occurrences that are difficult to address. In most cases, managers tend to believe that they’re capable of handling complicated situations by means of coming up with a very simple…
  • The Right Way to Add Tenants to a Unit

    apexlink
    27 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    In the normal course of renting and leasing property, existing tenants may want to add an additional tenant to their unit. It may be because of a relationship, marriage or a roommate to help with expenses. In these cases, having an Amendment to Add A Tenant is a good standard stock form to have in your online property management system. Important Parts of the Addendum to the Lease The addendum should look a lot like your original lease. Make sure it states your name as the landlord or property manager, the new tenant name and the specific unit address. There should be a statement saying it is…
  • The Skills, Aptitude, and Attitudes of Successful Property Managers

    apexlink
    25 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    Not everyone is cut out to be a teacher, lawyer, or doctor. Similarly, not everyone has what it takes to be a property manager. There are tenants to screen, references to check, properties to maintain, checks to collect, property tax and mortgage loan payments to mail, and many other tasks to cover on a regular basis for each property. It takes a certain person to handle all of these tasks. Today, we’ll look closer at the skills, aptitude, and attitudes that are necessary in order to be a successful property manager. What Does it Take to Run a Rental Property? First, let’s take a…
  • Uses for Social Media in Property Management

    apexlink
    22 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    The internet plays an important part in people’s lives. As a property manager, you likely already understand how cloud-based property management software can help your business, but do you know about social media? Statistics show that online social experiences mark an important part of our daily life: 2.95 billion adult online users participated in at least one social networking site in 2014. Everyone is online, for one or another reason, so there is no reason that we should not be interacting with each other. Even though social media is yet in its developmental stages, it has already…
  • Earthquake Preparedness and How You Can Keep Your Property Safe

    apexlink
    20 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    An earthquake is a scary event. Hundreds happen every year all over the world, and range in intensity from little tremors to building-demolishing destruction. If your rental properties are in an area prone to earthquakes, or even if they’re in areas that COULD be affected by an earthquake, it’s important to prepare your buildings, yourself and your tenants with these safety tips. Be Prepared First, make sure your building is up to code. Have it inspected if necessary and then make the needed improvements. Have it inspected regularly to make sure there are has been no structural damage…
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    Todd Waller

  • The weekend is coming. Check out these #AnnArbor o…

    Todd Waller
    28 May 2015 | 1:30 pm
    The weekend is coming. Check out these #AnnArbor open houses: ift.tt/1nm6kQ1 The post The weekend is coming. Check out these #AnnArbor o… appeared first on Todd Waller. Related posts: The weekend is coming. Check out these #AnnArbor o… The weekend is coming. Check out these #AnnArbor o… The weekend is coming. Check out these #AnnArbor o…
  • It might rain tomorrow! If it does, check out thes…

    Todd Waller
    28 May 2015 | 4:14 am
    It might rain tomorrow! If it does, check out these #Ypsi coffee shops you can duck into for cover: wp.me/PERgp-1gy The post It might rain tomorrow! If it does, check out thes… appeared first on Todd Waller. Related posts: It might rain tomorrow! If it does, check out thes… It might rain tomorrow! If it does, check out thes… It might rain tomorrow! If it does, check out thes…
  • The temp just hit 51F! Time for some warm tea or c…

    Todd Waller
    28 May 2015 | 1:29 am
    The temp just hit 51F! Time for some warm tea or coffee. Here are my fav’s in #ypsi ift.tt/179BBIh The post The temp just hit 51F! Time for some warm tea or c… appeared first on Todd Waller. Related posts: The temp just hit 49F! Time for some warm tea or c… The temp just hit 54F! Time for some warm tea or c… The temp just hit 53F! Time for some warm tea or c…
  • The temp just hit 52F! Time for some warm tea or c…

    Todd Waller
    28 May 2015 | 12:06 am
    The temp just hit 52F! Time for some warm tea or coffee. Here are my fav’s in #ypsi ift.tt/179BBIh The post The temp just hit 52F! Time for some warm tea or c… appeared first on Todd Waller. Related posts: The temp just hit 53F! Time for some warm tea or c… The temp just hit 49F! Time for some warm tea or c… The temp just hit 52F! Time for some warm tea or c…
  • Riders on The Storm http://t.co/AroeTbMh4A http://…

    Todd Waller
    27 May 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Riders on The Storm ift.tt/1G0GQBZ http://t.co/nmoLsHtqIW The post Riders on The Storm http://t.co/AroeTbMh4A http://… appeared first on Todd Waller. Related posts: Riders on the Storm http://t.co/BPMzAxNR5t Window on the World http://t.co/n08mlUODV4 http://… Pretties http://t.co/BmQTNxaKnc http://t.co/ecpMko…
 
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    We Buy Austin Houses

  • Texas Economy Slows Do To Price Of Oil

    Jerred Morris
    8 May 2015 | 11:39 am
    Texas is facing what appears to be a tough year. Last year we saw the price of oil get cut in half and there’s been no meaningful uptick in the price since.  So, what does this mean for the Texas economy? west Texas oil rig Take a look at the report from the Texas Workforce Commission that reveals a loss of 25,400 jobs in March.  In regards to job development, Texas, which has been creating jobs at a pretty fast clip is set for a slow down as the falling price of oil puts the brakes on the local economy. Texas also stands to lose a large number of jobs outside of the oil industry.
  • An Epic List Of Tenant Landlord Laws, Texas

    Jerred Morris
    15 Feb 2015 | 11:04 am
    I always find it to be difficult to find the correct information when it comes to landlord/tenant laws in Texas.  So, I put together a summary of laws and resources that will point you in the right direction for finding the answers you seek. Please note – I am not an attorney and this is meant to be a guide and not fact.  Please do your own research and come to your own conclusion. If you have legal questions or concerns then work with the state bar association to find an attorney.   Rules and Regulations For Landlord/Tenants 1- Landlord and Tenant General Provisions – Title…
  • Real Example Of How We Buy Houses

    Jerred Morris
    18 Jan 2015 | 3:02 pm
    It’s very common for people to ask how an all cash purchase works and why homeowners would want to work with an investor.  For the most part, the traditional way to sell a home works but there are instances where it just isn’t a good fit.  That’s where Jerred Buys Austin Houses fills the gap.  Take a look at what we did for Annette. I received a phone call in January, 2014 and a nice lady name Annette wanted to talk about selling her home.  At the end of the call she mentioned that she wasn’t quite ready to sell but she would get back with me when the time was…
  • How Can I Get a Fair Cash Price For My Austin House?

    Jerred Morris
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:09 pm
    How can I get a fair cash price for my Austin house?  That’s a common question and for anyone who doesn’t deal with residential property sales on a daily basis, selling a home can be a mystifying process, especially when it comes to choosing an asking price. For a traditional home sale, the process usually begins with having an appraisal done, typically by a certified local Austin real estate appraiser. They come out to the home and evaluate the property, going from room to room to determine the condition of your home. The appraiser will note any amenities—things like a…
  • Selling An Austin Home For Cash? Read this first.

    Jerred Morris
    14 Dec 2014 | 9:10 am
    If you’re planning on selling your Austin home for cash, but don’t want to get fooled into making a bad decision, this is for you. Selling a home for cash can be a great decision—it can help put cash in your pocket quickly. However, buying homes for cash has become hugely popular and, as with any industry where there are large money transactions, buyers have sprung up who try to game the system. It can be hard to tell the “good” honest cash home buyers from the scammers until an offer is made—but once you reach that point there are some red flags you can watch out for to make sure…
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    Mary Menard

  • 164 Intervale

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    28 May 2015 | 11:58 am
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  • 37 Birchwood Ln

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    28 May 2015 | 11:55 am
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  • Seeing North Jersey Real Estate Price Gyrations in Context

    menardgroup
    18 May 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Whenever you are getting ready to buy or sell a residence, taking the temperature of the Morris County housing market is part of how you prepare to engage. When Morris County real estate prices are on the rise, bargain hunters know they’ll have to scramble. When Morris County real estate prices are flat or on the downturn, spotting good value in the Morris County listings is easier. A slow market means that those sellers who are impatient to move on will be willing to reduce their asking price. They will tend to “find the market” more quickly, rather than waiting it out. Our Morris…
  • Morris County Multi-Family Housing: Investment and Residence Choice

    menardgroup
    13 May 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Morris County multi-family housing is the umbrella term covering all the various kinds of residences that shelter more than one family. Everything from duplexes and homes with guest cottages to apartment complexes fall into the category, which is most often thought of in terms of the solid investment potential it represents. While Morris County multi-family housing offers all of the same investment potential and more (the economies of scale can give an apartment building listing, for instance, many times the profit potential of a single family rental), a multi-family residence can also be the…
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  • Why won’t my house sell in Columbia?

    mason
    16 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    You’re trying to sell a Columbia SC house that just won’t sell? And yet – the news says the real estate market is heating up. The media is practically shouting again about multiple offers, high demand, and record-setting prices. So where’s your contract? These tips could be just what you need to help you sell your Columbia home. Why won’t my house sell in Columbia? – 6 Tips To Cure It 1) Get good help. Just like before, there are novice agents and investors rushing into the booming market trumpeting that they know what they’re doing. But they don’t. They’re…
  • 10 Tips to Sell My Home Fast Columbia SC

    mason
    5 May 2015 | 4:18 pm
    You Want to “Sell My Home Fast” – in the Columbia, SC Market? 10 Tips & Hacks that work in any market. NOTE: These instructions are if you’re looking to get full retail value for your house sale.  However, if you don’t want to do the things below… or don’t have the time or money to do the things below… you can still sell your Columbia home fast for a fair value in a win-win sale that’ll save you time and expense. Set yourself up to Sell Your House Quickly The peak home buying season (spring) may be over, but there are still steps you can…
  • Foreclosure notice of default in SC– what is it?

    mason
    2 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    If you’ve gotten a foreclosure notice of default and want to know what the heck is going on, keep reading. Basically, a foreclosure notice of default is a document that has to be filed by a lender to start the process of foreclosure. The foreclosure notice of default must be sent to anyone who has an interest in the property (any other loans, lenders, or even contractors who are owed money for work done to a property will get a copy). The foreclosure notice of default must also be published in a newspaper and physically posted in a prominent place on the property itself. Although this can…
  • Help, I’m behind in my mortgage payments in Columbia!

    mason
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Behind on your mortgage? Read this article for a few tips on what you can to do prevent and avoid foreclosure When you fall behind in your mortgage payments on your Columbia home, it can feel like you’re drowning in debt. Even if you’re able to make your monthly payment, catching up on a past due balance can be an overwhelming challenge. There’s a few options that can help you to avoid foreclosure in Columbia and maybe even keep your house, even if you’re seriously behind in payments. Lots of properties in Columbia have been lost to foreclosure, but there are many ways to avoid it.
  • The State of the Market for Buyers in Columbia SC

    mason
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Is it still a buyer’s market today in Columbia? As experts in the Columbia real estate market, we get asked this question a lot. The answer isn’t as simple as yes or no. First off, it really depends on the property type and location. Single-family homes in great locations that are priced well have been flying off the shelves. There’s a lot of demand in the market for certain areas, while others can seem like ghost towns. Buyers are often looking for the same thing – good neighborhoods, access to transportation, shopping, good schools, close to work, etc. Properties that deliver…
 
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  • 10 Apps to Control the Chaos and Get Focused

    Connor Provines
    27 May 2015 | 12:13 pm
    10 Apps for Maximizing the Work Day In the age of technology, distractions at work can come in a myriad of forms: emails, social media, smart phones. Add in a noisy work environment, and many become overwhelmed by attempting to balance work in a busy atmosphere. From office noise to computer distractions, working amongst technology, as well as other people, can make even the most average assignment take five times as long to do. Ironically, the technology that’s often supposed to simplify our lives has made it more hectic. Here’s a list of 10 apps to help maximize your work day from…
  • 8 Questions with Chirag from NoD Coworking – Dallas, Tx.

    Connor Provines
    26 May 2015 | 2:11 pm
    Today we are thrilled to present our newest Featured Space interview with Chirag Gupta, founder of NoD Coworking in Dallas, Texas. We first met when Chirag ever so kindly put me in contact with some startups working out of his Coworking Space for our article on the impact coworking has on startups. After hearing so many positive things about NoD, I had to find out more about Chirag and his space! So Chirag, how did it all start? Originally from North Dallas, Chirag first was exposed to the Coworking Movement when he was studying in Chicago. He studied Industrial Engineering and Integrated…
  • GCUC Berkeley Conference Blends Activities and Seminars to Promote Growth

    Connor Provines
    18 May 2015 | 5:15 pm
    The GCUC For three days in early May, Berkeley was host to the fourth year of the Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC), pronounced as “juicy” in homage to famed TV host Stephen Colbert; the GCUC is a funky, integrated conference full of team building activities and seminar sessions revolving around the expanding world of Coworking. The conference was host to over 300 participants and was the first time the event has been held in California. In its early days, GCUC was just a series of meetups centered in Austin, Texas; in 2010, under the advisement of Liz Elam, current…
  • 5 Questions with Patrick from Onward Coworking in Chicago!

    Connor Provines
    14 May 2015 | 10:13 am
    In this newest Featured Space interview, we are thrilled to talk with Patrick Aylward from Onward Coworking located in the West Loop – one of Chicago’s most outstanding neighborhoods. As we’ve seen, Chicago is in a coworking boom, therefore we thought it would be interesting to speak to another Coworking Space. So Patrick, tell us a little about Onward Coworking. Patrick created Onward Coworking in 2012 with a business partner. It’s in a warehouse, which is now home to the beautifully designed Coworking Space. Patrick told me he used to be an engineer in the construction…
  • Emerald City Coworking – 4 Amazing Spaces in Seattle

    Connor Provines
    4 May 2015 | 1:36 pm
    Today we’re back looking at fantastic coworking spaces across the country. One of my personal favorite areas, the Pacific Northwest, doesn’t get nearly the attention it deserves in the coworking world – which is surprising, due to the culture and nature of the individuals that work and live there. Because of that, today we’re going to look at some of the most fantastic coworking spaces in Seattle, Washington. The Makers Space Located moments from the water front, The Markers Space is the perfect combination of substance and style. Perched atop a hill, this coworking…
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    Rentals London

  • 5 Most Popular TV Shows of London

    Rentals London
    28 May 2015 | 11:15 pm
    The people of the UK are very akin to its region itself. Yes, they are fun loving, enthusiast, creative and most importantly, the biggest entertainers across the world.  And this is what makes the city more welcoming.  Ukraines, for the entertainment, have oodles of medium to try out and one of those magical sources is the TV shows which they cannot afford to miss out. So, here we are gonna share with you the five most popular TV shows in London which hook almost all the Londoners. 5 Most Popular London TV Shows Black Mirror is indeed the show, which hooked almost half of the people in the…
  • Udderbelly London 2015 : Watch Out Spectacular Giggling Performances

    Rentals London
    26 May 2015 | 11:15 pm
    If you have been missing your Udderbelly London, an upside-down purple cow, your wait ends here since it’s all set to revisit to graze in London on the South Bank area. 2015 will be an ox-cellent seventh year for udderBELLY. The event will be unveiling some of the wonderful Circus, Music and comedy shows along with the variety of stunning novelty acts of different manners. More about Udderbelly As discussed above, Udderbelly is referred to an upside-down giant purple cow tent which is owned by a reputed management and event venue troupe, fondly called as udderBELLY and originally subsidised…
  • Witnessing the ‘State Opening of Parliament 2015’

    Rentals London
    25 May 2015 | 11:19 pm
    If you believe Britain is more about royalty then never forget to attend “State Opening of Parliament 2015” which is one of the main events of the legislative calendar. Generally, each year, the state opening is said to be fallen on the first day of the new session of Britain’s governmental. The opening of parliament 2015-16 is expected to take place on 27th May 2015, Wednesday. The ‘State Opening of The Parliament” symbolizes the official beginning of the parliamentary year and the speech from Queen’s end would be among the core agenda for the approaching conference. The speech…
  • Watch FA Cup Final 2015 Live At Wembley Stadium, London

    Rentals London
    24 May 2015 | 10:30 pm
    If you are a true football lover, you can’t miss this at any cost. Yes, the spectacular football match or the Football League Cup Final 2015 between Arsenal and Aston Villa is here to be played in London, England at Wembley Stadium. The final match of 2014-2015  could be accessed by the spectators with some captivating live in action direct from the venue. There are many reasons to not to miss this FA Cup Final 2015 because the match is gonna be the most prevalent competition in English Football history ever. The game is so huge that it attracts millions of spectators from all across…
  • Welcome to Shaun in the City 2015 Art Trail Coming in London & Britstol

    Rentals London
    21 May 2015 | 3:03 am