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  • Where will mortgage rates head next week?

    Bankrate.com: Today's new stories Headlines
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Mortgage experts predict what will happen to rates over the next week -- and why.
  • Touchdown! The 10 richest NFL players who found pay dirt

    Bankrate.com: Today's new stories Headlines
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    These NFL players may get knocked around, but their wallets are padded with cash.
  • Good news: Homeowners spend like it's 2006

    Home mortgage rates and real estate news - CNNMoney.com
    18 Aug 2015 | 10:17 am
    Home Depot reported a big increase in sales as consumers ramped up their home improvement spending to 2006 levels.
  • The Hunt: Upper East Side Makeshift Bedrooms Need Not Apply

    NYT > Real Estate
    JOYCE COHEN
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:59 am
    Rachel Smisloff and Kelly Irvolino wanted an apartment on the Upper East Side, and found they don’t have to live as if they were fresh out of school.
  • Rent-to-Own Homes Make a Comeback

    WSJ.com: Commercial Real Estate
    25 Aug 2015 | 11:32 pm
    Wall Street firms have found a new way to profit from consumers with blemished credit who can’t qualify for a mortgage: let them rent a home first with the option to buy it later.
 
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  • More trouble for Latitude 360: Contractors file liens after project in Albany fails

    Michael DeMasi
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:17 pm
    Contractors claim they are owed tens of thousands of dollars now that Latitude 360 — the "cruise ship on land" whose opening was repeatedly delayed at Crossgates Mall in Albany, New York — won't be opening its doors. At least two contractors — Westwind Inc., a drywall and painting company in Amsterdam, and Crisafulli Bros. Plumbing in Albany — have filed liens in an attempt to get paid for work they did building the 50,000-square-foot entertainment venue. Latitude 360 was billed as a unique…
  • Station North apartment project needs to bring back 'playfulness,' design panel says

    Emily Bregel
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Members of the city's design review panel want architects to bring some "playfulness" back to their vision for a market-rate apartment building in Station North. The $20 million project from SA+A Development would bring 103 market-rate apartments to the neighborhood, making it the first new large apartment development there since Station North was designated as an arts and entertainment district in 2002. The plans for the eight-story building at 20 E. Lanvale St. include a small art gallery and…
  • High-end apartments planned at Goll mansion site near Milwaukee lakefront

    Sean Ryan
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:48 pm
    Madison developer Palisade Property has the historic Goll House near Milwaukee’s lakefront under contract for purchase and is working on plans for a high-end apartment tower there. The property at 1550 N. Prospect Ave. has been listed for sale since June, Palisade Property and principal Chris Houden emerged from a group of interested buyers to put the land under contract, said Patrick Gallagher, president and CEO of Milwaukee brokerage Siegel-Gallagher. “He is going to roll up his sleeves for…
  • Two developers pitch nearly 400 units near Oakland's Lake Merritt

    Roland Li
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:37 pm
    Two developers have proposed separate housing projects totaling 384 units at Oakland's 14th Street and Alice Street, fueling the development boom near Lake Merritt. Maria Poncell of Bay Development has filed a pre-application for 126 residential units and 3,200 square feet of retail at 250 14th St., which is currently used as a parking lot. Poncell didn't respond to requests for comment. Across the street, Atlanta developer Wood Partners has filed a pre-application for 258 residential units and…
  • Exclusive: iSquare Mall + Hotel's first retail tenant revealed

    Anjali Fluker
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:35 pm
    The future $400 million iSquare Mall + Hotel on Orlando’s International Drive is expected to draw a lot of upscale, international tenants — but a very familiar retailer already has made a commitment to the project. Winter Park-based local Subway restaurants franchisee DiPasqua Enterprises Inc. confirmed it will close its existing store when the International Shoppes strip mall on the corner of Kirkman Road and I-Drive is demolished, and will take up residence in a newly built space once iSquare’s…
 
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  • Reading Rates: MBA Application Survey – August 12 2015

    SoldAtTheTop
    12 Aug 2015 | 10:28 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…
  • Construction Spending: June 2015

    SoldAtTheTop
    3 Aug 2015 | 9:49 am
    Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released their latest read of construction spending showing weakening results for June with total private construction spending, single family construction spending and non-residential construction spending all declining over the month. On a month-to-month basis, total residential spending declined 0.5% from May but remained 13.7% above the level seen in June 2014 and remained well below the peak level seen in 2006.Single family construction spending declined 0.3% from May and rose 12.8% since June 2014 but remaining well below it's peak level reached…
  • Hong Kong Residential Property Prices: HKU-REIS March 2015

    SoldAtTheTop
    17 Jul 2015 | 7:06 am
    The latest release of the University of Hong Kong's Hong Kong Residential Real Estate Series (HKU-REIS) indicating that, in March, the price of residential properties declined 1.06% since February but still remained 16.57% above the level seen in March 2014. The HKU-REIS is a set of property price indices constructed monthly using a “modified” repeat-sale methodology similar to that of the S&P/Case-Shiller indices yet suited to the Hong Kong property market.
  • New Residential Construction Report: June 2015

    SoldAtTheTop
    17 Jul 2015 | 6:52 am
    Today’s New Residential Construction Report showed generally improving results with total permit activity rising 7.4% since May while total starts surged 9.8% over the same period.Single family housing permits, the most leading of indicators, increased 0.9% from May to 687K single family units (SAAR), and rose 6.0% above the level seen a year earlier but still remained well below levels seen at the peak in September 2005.Single family housing starts declined 0.9% from May to 685K single family units (SAAR) but still remained 14.7% above the level seen a year earlier.
  • NAHB/Wells Fargo Home Builder Sentiment: July 2015

    SoldAtTheTop
    16 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Today, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) released their latest Housing Market Index (HMI) showing that overall assessments of housing activity generally went flat in July with the composite HMI index remaining at 60 while the "buyer traffic" index declined to a level of 43 from 44 in the prior month.Overall, conditions for new home construction appear to have remained stable recently but still remain below the peak assessments see prior to the Great Recession.
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  • Station North apartment project needs to bring back 'playfulness,' design panel says

    Emily Bregel
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Members of the city's design review panel want architects to bring some "playfulness" back to their vision for a market-rate apartment building in Station North. The $20 million project from SA+A Development would bring 103 market-rate apartments to the neighborhood, making it the first new large apartment development there since Station North was designated as an arts and entertainment district in 2002. The plans for the eight-story building at 20 E. Lanvale St. include a small art gallery and…
  • Oakland labor lawyer: Tech companies are next targets for overtime pay cases

    Riley McDermid
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:49 pm
    An Oakland lawyer who just won a $36 million settlement from Bank of America for failing to pay overtime to 365 employees said he expects to see an uptick in overtime-related lawsuits in the Bay Area — particularly for companies in the sharing economy, such as Uber or Lyft. “There has been an increase in cases around certain industries. For example, independent contractor misclassification cases, especially cases involving drivers,” said Bryan Schwartz, founder of Oakland-based Bryan Schwartz…
  • High-end apartments planned at Goll mansion site near Milwaukee lakefront

    Sean Ryan
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:48 pm
    Madison developer Palisade Property has the historic Goll House near Milwaukee’s lakefront under contract for purchase and is working on plans for a high-end apartment tower there. The property at 1550 N. Prospect Ave. has been listed for sale since June, Palisade Property and principal Chris Houden emerged from a group of interested buyers to put the land under contract, said Patrick Gallagher, president and CEO of Milwaukee brokerage Siegel-Gallagher. “He is going to roll up his sleeves for…
  • Peduto and 28-acre development team tout new design firm for Lower Hill redevelopment

    Tim Schooley
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Mayor Bill Peduto is making a BIG deal about the new architecture firm lined up for the 28-acre redevelopment in the Lower Hill. Peduto lauded the hiring of Copenhagan-based Bjarke Ingels Group — a firm known as BIG that the mayor said ranked among the half dozen best in the world in sustainable place making — to shape the rebirth of the area around the former Civic Arena. Joining Peduto in making the announcement were Allegheny County Chief Executive Rich Fitzgerald, David Morehouse, Pittsburgh…
  • Women in finance

    27 Aug 2015 | 1:45 pm
    What are some of the biggest financial concerns women — especially millennials and boomers — are facing today? Wendy Menghini: To me, one of the biggest issues is not only taking care of yourself but taking care of your family. That’s not just kids, it’s also parents. Baby boomers are certainly experiencing this. A lot of them have spent time, frankly probably more than they anticipated, taking care of their parents, and are now faced with the daunting challenge of, ‘Wow, how do I also…
 
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    WSJ.com: Commercial Real Estate

  • In India, a GIFT Waiting to Be Opened

    25 Aug 2015 | 11:34 pm
    India’s Prime Minister Modi conceived of the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City, or GIFT, more than seven years ago. But the ambitious project has seen only halting progress.
  • Rent-to-Own Homes Make a Comeback

    25 Aug 2015 | 11:32 pm
    Wall Street firms have found a new way to profit from consumers with blemished credit who can’t qualify for a mortgage: let them rent a home first with the option to buy it later.
  • Smaller Chinese Cities Miss Housing Recovery

    25 Aug 2015 | 11:32 pm
    Housing markets in some big Chinese cities are starting to heat up, but smaller markets like Changchun in northeastern China show few signs of thawing.
  • Hong Kong Property Developer Invests in Co-Working Space Company NeueHouse

    25 Aug 2015 | 10:10 pm
    Hong Kong property company Great Eagle recently invested $25 million in NeueHouse, a New York-based provider of upscale co-working space. Its plan is to open a number of co-working spaces adjacent to Great Eagle’s new lifestyle hotel brand.
  • McDonald's Lands in a Real-Estate Dilemma

    25 Aug 2015 | 9:30 pm
    McDonald’s has told investors it wouldn’t rule out the possibility of spinning off its real estate, but some analysts say the arguments against a REIT far outweigh those for it.
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  • TV newsrooms pay tribute to slain journalists

    27 Aug 2015 | 8:50 am
    #WeStandWithWDBJ: Television newsrooms are paying tribute online to the pair of journalists who were shot and killed during a live broadcast in Virginia on Wednesday.
  • Trump on fatal shooting of WDBJ journalists

    27 Aug 2015 | 8:30 am
    Donald Trump says the fatal shooting of two journalists on live television should not be seen as another example of America’s problem with gun violence.
  • Jeb, get ahold of yourself

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  • Father of Virginia TV reporter slain on air vows to fight for gun control

    27 Aug 2015 | 12:44 pm
    By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The father of a Virginia journalist killed in an on-air shooting said on Thursday he would become a crusader for gun control, but analysts said there was little likelihood of legislation on the federal level any time soon, despite changes in some states. Two journalists, reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward of Roanoke CBS affiliate WDBJ7, were shot during a live interview on Wednesday by a disgruntled former station employee who later killed himself. Parker's father, Andy Parker, urged state and federal lawmakers to take action on gun…
  • Jury begins deliberations in New Hampshire prep school rape trial

    27 Aug 2015 | 1:11 pm
    By Ted Siefer CONCORD, N.H. (Reuters) - The jury in the rape trial of a former student at an elite New Hampshire boarding school began deliberations on Thursday after hearing closing arguments focusing on whether he forced a 15-year-old classmate to have sex or whether she accused him to save her reputation. A county prosecutor said defendant Owen Labrie, 19, told a friend had he had used "every trick in the book" to get the victim to have sex with him. "You only need tricks if someone says no," Assistant Merrimack County Attorney Joseph Cherniske told the jury of 11 men…
 
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    Commercial Property Executive

  • CPE September 2015 Digital ad exception

    Michelle Matteson
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:11 pm
  • September Issue: CFO Corner—Capital Magnet

    Mallory Bulman
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:26 pm
    By Steven Bandolik and Brian Ruben of Deloitte Services As domestic and foreign real estate investors alike look increasingly to the United States and domestic players profit from strong capital flows, the nation’s commercial real estate market is on its most solid footing in years. Tremendous opportunity awaits savvy investors, especially those in the REIT space. As we head into the final third of 2015, the rebounding economy is creating favorable conditions to buy assets and transaction activity is expected to lead CRE recovery. The U.S. economy is rebounding from a difficult first…
  • September Issue: Investment—Gaining Ground

    Mallory Bulman
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:10 pm
    By Dees Stribling, contributing editor A non-listed vehicle sponsored by Griffin Capital Corp. recently bought DreamWorks Animation’s campus in Glendale, Calif., for $215 million. Non-traded REITs had a strong year for investment in 2014, and they’re on track for an encore. According to SK Research’s “Non-Traded REIT Market Intelligence Report,” which was released in August, non-traded REITs have a hearty appetite for acquisitions. In 2014, they acquired $21 billion in core commercial real estate. According to Real Capital Analytics Inc., investment volume totaled about $9.3 billion…
  • Senior Living High-Rise in Honolulu Nears Completion

    Adriana
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:05 am
    By Adriana Pop, Associate Editor Kalakaua Garden, the 17-floor senior living community currently rising near Ala Moana Center at the entrance to Waikiki, is set to open its doors to tenants in March. Kalakaua Gardens in Honolulu The $75 million project will be managed by Avalon Healthcare, a group that also runs Avalon Care Center and Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, both of which are located in Honolulu, as well as Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo. Island Paradise Investments of San Francisco is developing the high-rise at 1723 Kalakaua Ave., across the street from the…
  • Waterside District Groundbreaking Ushers in a New Norfolk

    Adrian
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:32 am
    By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor Waterside District The Cordish Co. and the City of Norfolk have finally started work this week on the long awaited Waterside District development. Norfolk residents joined city and company officials on Wednesday, August 26, to celebrate the project’s groundbreaking. Waterside District results from a nearly $40 million public-private initiative which calls for the redevelopment of the existing Waterside Festival Marketplace into a new entertainment district. Located on the banks of the Elizabeth River, the venue was originally built in 1983. Cordish and the…
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  • Does sexy sell real estate?

    Paul Hagey
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Scoping a Costa Rican time share a few years ago, Virginia real estate agent Claudine Ellis saw more of the listing agent than she wanted to. "This girl had on a short see-through frock," Ellis noted. "When she walked up the stairs in front of (my husband and me) … thongs and all … and she kept crossing her legs constantly when she sat across from us. You can imagine from there," she added. That crossed the line for Ellis, from sexy to inappropriate. The woman didn't get the sale ...
  • Where can you find true real estate leadership?

    Brad Inman
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Lately, I have lamented the fact that the real estate industry craves more leadership. Then, out of the blue, Trulia founder Pete Flint re-enters the real estate stratosphere, announcing on Facebook, “After thinking about homelessness for 10-plus years but not having the bandwidth to help, I'm delighted to join @NewStoryCharity as an adviser.” ...
  • Podcast: Proven prequalification scripts and strategies — Part 2

    Tim & Julie Harris
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    So you're getting leads -- but are they worth your valuable time, or just a waste of your time? In yesterday's broadcast, we started a discussion of buyer and seller prequalification, and introduced some key scripts and strategies you can use to help identify the valuable, motivated, qualified leads worth investing time in ...
  • Guaranteed Rate’s online mortgage application process attracts thousands

    Amy Swinderman
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:54 am
    If you have watched any television lately, you may have seen “Extreme Home Makeover” host and home improvement expert Ty Pennington stumping for Guaranteed Rate in commercials, touting the mortgage lender and technology company’s “low, low mortgage rates.” ...
  • Freddie Mac’s diagnosis: Housing markets are in stable condition

    Amy Swinderman
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:53 am
    Taking its Multi-Indicator Market Index (MiMi) stethoscope to the U.S. housing market, government-sponsored enterprise Freddie Mac gave more than half of the states a clean bill of health this week ...
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  • What We’re Reading: August 17-21

    Abby Creitz
    21 Aug 2015 | 8:13 am
    Parenting, Apple news, commutes, drought, Pequod, libraries, fat water, serial killer RE, Harry Potter, Goonies, RE ethics, bunkers, and record heat. Are parenting styles and housing choices related?  Next Cities sets out an interesting argument connecting helicopter parenting and housing prices.  Do you agree or disagree? Also in parenting this week: is your favorite childhood book included on this list of 50 books every parent should read to their kids? O Happy Day! Apple is restoring our favorite music feature! How close to work do you live? The commutes of 38 million Americans who leave…
  • Millennials and Real Estate

    Abby Creitz
    19 Aug 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Depending on who you ask, I may or may not be a Millennial (Pew includes birth years 1980-2000), however other institutions cut me off by a couple years). However, I largely identify with that generation, and it’s a group that is poised to make a great impact on real estate. It is important to understand the concerns and needs of this demographic since REALTORS® will be dealing with these buyers and sellers more and more in the near future. I recently moved back to Chicago after being away for four years. During my time away, I lived in a town that had no public transportation to speak of…
  • New and Updated in the Library – August

    Donna McCormick
    14 Aug 2015 | 11:38 am
    The following Field Guides have recently been updated in the Library: Pinterest for REALTORS® What is Pinterest? It is a visual social media site, where you can pin ideas, inspirations, information, videos and things you like on a Board and then share them with your followers. Pinterest is simple to use. Go to Pinterest.com and click on the “Join Pinterest” button and create an account. You can re-pin pictures already on Pinterest or find your own pictures elsewhere. Adding a Pin It button to your browser toolbar is quick and easy, so you can add pictures at a moment’s…
  • What We’re Reading: August 10-14

    Abby Creitz
    14 Aug 2015 | 9:22 am
    ROFL?, haunted homes, burritos, conspiracy theory, environment, Google shift, property values, Zombie Tom Brady, and sporks. What’s cool one minute is lame the next. How are you expressing emotion online? Ever wonder how agents manage to sell stigmatized properties? This guy is an expert. Want to get more bang for your buck at Chipotle? One man’s experiment in human fallibility resulted in a surefire tactic to increase your burrito size by 86%. Conspiracy theory alert on the interwebs: “Berenstain Bears” or “Berenstein Bears?” In case you were wondering, here…
  • What We’re Reading: August 3-7

    Abby Creitz
    7 Aug 2015 | 8:21 am
    Privacy, owls, sexism, fictional RE, braille, maps, Cecil the lion, GodMode, family leave, and #fail Yikes!  Has our privacy totally vanished? If you give an owl a library card . . . . Imagine the listings for your favorite fictional, magical homes. Here are five witchy real estate listings. Just 10 percent of visually impaired people actually learn braille. Dot allows users to read ebooks without throwing down thousands of dollars for a portable braille reader. The watch should hit the market for less than $300, with pre-orders staring this year. This week in maps: how the United States…
 
 
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    GeekEstate Blog

  • Dollar Value of Listing Inventory, by Brokerage?

    Drew Meyers
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:35 pm
    @gregofisch @drewmeyers Sure just a ballpark here. What is the dollar value of stuff currently associated with each brokerage. — Gahlord Dewald (@gahlord) August 27, 2015 Does anyone check this statistic weekly, or even monthly, as a way to keep tabs on your competitors? Anyone happen to have this for the Seattle market…I’m curious The post Dollar Value of Listing Inventory, by Brokerage? appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.
  • Re-Investigating the Lifestyle Search Opportunity

    Drew Meyers
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:54 am
    Onboard Informatics launched their lifestyle search API 7 years ago. SpatialMatch is the other one that comes to mind (purchased by HomeJunction I believe). I got to talking about lifestyle search with someone last night. It makes sense conceptually to search the type of lifestyle you’re looking for, and houses in one go. Same as it makes sense to search for travel destinations and hotel/flight listings at the same time. But neither of those scenarios happen regularly. None of the big portals (in either vertical) are built for that. It begs the question…why? Searching for a…
  • Reviews/Ratings. Do You Trust Them?

    Drew Meyers
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:19 am
    Pretty much everything is reviewed online now. Apartments. Restaurants. AirBnB hosts (& travelers). Hotels. Contractors. Books. Lyft drivers (and riders). Couchsurfers. Real estate agents. Etc. I saw an ad on TV last night for Apartments.com. The message was “rate your apartment on Apartments.com”. We’ve been thinking, and talking, about putting reviews on Horizon for over 6 months. We had a discussion about the topic again on Friday, with a friend (from the real estate industry coincidentally). Thus, I thought I’d put a few thoughts out there and see if…
  • A Few Thoughts on Upstream

    Drew Meyers
    21 Aug 2015 | 9:47 am
    I’m somewhat surprised I haven’t written anything about Project Upstream yet (though Bryn has). Rob has written about the topic numerous times recently (see here and here) which got me thinking about broker listing data, and the future of the MLS. I actually mostly agree with Rob’s vision and thinking of a modular system where brokers control their listing data, and can easily grant access (or revoke it) to any vendor/partner. That said, I’m not sure the path to get there, since the only way that world exists if if every vendor is connected to such a system.
  • EveryHome

    Drew Meyers
    18 Aug 2015 | 10:15 am
    EveryHome, the next iteration of Rebls, is on Product Hunt today. The basic premise is that every home is for sale (hence, the name). I had a chance to take a look at the site, and chat with Bryan Copley, a few weeks ago pre release. At a high level, I’m a big, big fan of the approach – and definitely like this brand & design better than Rebls (the old name). I’ve long been a fan of Make Me Move, which we launched while I worked at Zillow a number of years ago. Will EveryHome work (aka scale)? As always, the devil’s in the details. The two big questions from my…
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  • MBS RECAP: Bond Markets Mostly Put Their Foot Down

    Matthew Graham
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Posted To: MBS CommentaryAfter two days of relatively brutal selling, bond markets finally opted for much less brutal selling. In fact, 10yr yields were in positive territory as of the official 3pm ET closing time. They've since trickled back to slightly higher yields, but even then, only by about 1bp. MBS are in a similar boat with Fannie 3.0s down only 2 ticks and Fannie 3.5s down only 1 tick on the day. None of that is too shabby considering the previous 2 days combined for a 17bp increase in 10yr yields and a half point drop in MBS. Additionally, bonds were resilient in spite of a 47…
  • Mortgage Rate Losing Streak Loses Steam

    Matthew Graham
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Posted To: Mortgage Rate WatchMortgage rates were just barely higher today, greatly decreasing the momentum in a now 3-day losing streak. The timing of these movements is important as it relates to Freddie Mac's widely disseminated mortgage rate report. Freddie's weekly rate report is gospel, and indeed it's very accurate given the limitations of its methodology. Sometimes those limitations come to the surface and create confusion. For instance, Freddie is reporting mortgage rates at the lowest levels since May. The catch is that Freddie's data never includes Thursday or Friday rate sheets,…
  • MBS MID-DAY: Reasonably Resilient Despite Stock Market Gains

    Matthew Graham
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:29 am
    Posted To: MBS CommentaryMuch has been made recently of the surprising lack of response on the part of bond markets to the massive sell-off in stocks. That shoe is now on the other foot as bond markets remain little-changed despite the S&P being up 37 points. While the day is still fairly young, this is a resilient showing for bond markets so far--especially in light of the stronger-than-expected GDP (+3.7 vs +3.2 forecast). There was definitely a reaction to the data at first, with bonds moving to the weakest levels of the day. But 10yr yields are trying to establish a supportive ceiling…
  • Housing Data: Some Highs, Some Lows, All Good

    Jann Swanson
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:35 am
    Posted To: MND NewsWireRealtyTrac's July U.S. Home Sales report is a tale of extremes . July sales of properties in foreclosure and all-cash transactions both dipped to multi-year lows while home sales for the first six month of 2015 and July home prices hit seven and eight year highs. There were 1.34 million single family homes and condos sold in the first six months of the year. This was the highest number of sales in the first half of any year since 2007. The median price of a home sold in July was $189,500 a 2 percent increase both from June and from July 2014. It was the highest median…
  • Pending Sales Index Ekes out Marginal Gain

    Jann Swanson
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:27 am
    Posted To: MND NewsWireThe index measuring pending home sales held on to its winning streak in July, but its grip slipped a bit. The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) said today that its Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI) eked out a marginal 0.5 percent increase , making the month the sixth out of seven when contract signings gained compared to the previous month. The PHSI registered 110.9 in July, the third highest reading this year, lagging only April and May. The June index as an upwardly revised 110.4. The July level was 7.4 percent higher than a year earlier and the index has…
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  • Dermody/Hillwood JV to Build 900,000-SF Logistics Center For Wayfair

    26 Aug 2015 | 8:42 pm
    Dermody Properties and joint-venture partner Hillwood Investment Properties will develop an 898,560-square-foot logistics facility next to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) for e-commerce company Wayfair Inc. The JV leased the land site from the airport earlier this year for the facility on 52 acres at 1600 Donaldson Road in Erlanger, KY, to be called LogistiCenterSM at 275. The project, Dermody’s third in the Kentucky...
  • Freddie Mac: Dissatisfaction a Key Determining Factor for Multifamily Renters Who Decide to Buy

    26 Aug 2015 | 5:22 am
    Satisfaction with one's rental experience may be a factor when deciding to buy a home. According to new Freddie Mac research, renters who are most satisfied with their rental experience are more likely to continue renting (68%) than to purchase a home (32%). And it seems multifamily apartment renters are more satisfied than single-family property renters. According to new Freddie Mac, 67% of apartment renters report being satisfied compared...
  • $153.5M Crown Center Tower Sale Underscores Heating KC Office Market

    24 Aug 2015 | 9:23 pm
    Houston-based Hines Interests LP has sold the 595,607-square-foot Crown Center office building at 2555 Grand Blvd. to Newton, MA-based Select Income REIT for $153.5 million, or roughly $257.72 per square foot. The deal is the highest priced single-asset sale in downtown Kansas City since Hines acquired the building from the Crown Center Redevelopment Corp. for $155.8 million in February 2008, according to CoStar information. Select Income REIT...
  • Young Apartment REIT Monogram Residential Names New CFO

    24 Aug 2015 | 3:36 am
    Plano, TX-based multifamily REIT Monogram Residential Trust (NYSE: MORE) has appointed Dan Swanstrom as executive vice president and CFO-elect, effective Oct. 26. Swanstrom, who comes to Monogram from Morgan Stanley, succeeds Howard Garfield, who will remain with the company as senior vice president and chief accounting officer, and will serve as CFO through the filing of the company's 10-Q for the third quarter. "With his extensive investment...
  • Office Lease Up (Aug. 24) Pinterest to Fully Occupy New 150,000-SF Development

    24 Aug 2015 | 3:32 am
    Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc. signed Pinterest, the growing image-sharing tech company, to a long-term full-building lease at the REIT's new 150,000-square-foot office development at 505 Brannan St. in San Francisco. The 505 Brannan St. site is fully entitled under Proposition M, with Alexandria planning to kick off construction in early 2016 and wrap up in 2017. The new office development is a joint venture of Alexandria Real Estate Equities...
 
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  • UPDATE: LeBron Sells His Miami Palace Like a King

    Emily Heffter
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:29 pm
    UPDATE: Proving his King status, LeBron James has sold his Miami home for $13.4 million after buying the place for $9 million five years ago. ORIGINAL POST 10/3/14: Now that LeBron James has gone home to play basketball for the Cleveland Cavaliers, he’s selling his other home - in Miami. The NBA superstar led the Miami Heat to the finals four times before he opted out of his contract and rejoined the Cavs. James bought his gated, waterfront Miami estate in 2010 for $9 million. Now he has staged and listed it for $17 million. With 12,178 square feet of living space,  including some…
  • 3 Home Improvements Even a Beginner DIYer Can Tackle

    BobVila.com
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:35 am
    New homeowners rapidly learn an expensive lesson: The handyman costs money - and that running list of home fix-its adds up quickly. Fortunately for beginner do-it-yourselfers, you don’t have to invest in a trunk full of tools for basic upgrades and fixes; most require minimal investment in time and equipment. Taking control and transforming your living space into a reflection of your own personal taste can be both simple and rewarding. Try it this weekend with any of these straightforward home projects that even beginning DIYers can master. Create open storage with floating shelves Sleek,…
  • Putting Down Roots 40 Feet Up: Life in a Fire Lookout

    Catherine Sherman
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:09 pm
    They saw it coming: the mushroom cloud of smoke. Dabney Tompkins and Alan Colley were on their deck enjoying the view when Stouts Creek Fire broke out earlier this month. They’d read about moments like this - spotting a forest fire from a 40-foot-high tower - but nothing could have prepared them. They weren’t staffing a fire lookout, after all. They were at home. Treehouse without the tree Alan Colley (left) and Dabney Tompkins wouldn’t trade their life above the trees for anything. Tompkins and Colley’s lives changed course on a ferry ride several years ago. Quite…
  • How Much Home for $350,000?

    Sharona Ott
    25 Aug 2015 | 1:29 pm
    What does a $350,000 home look like? The image that pops into your head likely depends on where you live. A San Franciscan may be hard-pressed to imagine even the smallest condo being sold for that price. But an Atlanta resident might have a variety of homes in mind, from the impeccably decorated bungalow down the street to the ritzy condo downtown. Whether you’re searching for a smaller space in a big city or a bigger space in a quiet neighborhood, you have some great options. Check out the following 10 listings, all located in metropolitan locales across the country and priced at…
  • Goodbye, Summer ... Hello, Savings

    Vera Gibbons
    25 Aug 2015 | 1:23 pm
    With the end of summer rapidly approaching, it’s time to think about hunkering down and putting some money in your pocket to make up for what you spent over the past few months at the beach, in restaurants, and on vacation. Here are some easy, painless ways to pay yourself first. Round up mortgage payments If you’ve already refinanced your home or don’t qualify for a refinance, you may wonder what else you can do to save on your mortgage payment, which is likely your biggest household expense. Why not round up your monthly payments? For example, say your monthly mortgage payment is…
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    BiggerPockets Podcast : Real Estate Investing and Wealth Building to Help You Get Bigger Pockets

  • 4 Rehabbing Materials That Are Always Worth Spending a Little More On

    Nathan Brooks
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:45 pm
    We had another open house for a property yesterday, and it went very well. We had a dozen or so people through the doors, multiple applications for rent—and lots of nice people I enjoyed meeting. This is one of dozens of houses we have prepped, rehabbed, cleaned up, and made awesome just this year. I [...] View the full article: 4 Rehabbing Materials That Are Always Worth Spending a Little More On on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2014 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • 4 Advantages of Keeping a Real Estate License as an Investor

    Dave Van Horn
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    Most people who are starting out are looking at becoming a real estate agent as a job instead of as a way to get an edge as a real estate investor. On the other side, I often hear investors talking about whether or not it makes sense to be a licensed real estate agent, especially if [...] View the full article: 4 Advantages of Keeping a Real Estate License as an Investor on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2014 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • BP Podcast 137: How to Use Systems to Scale Your Real Estate Business with Sam Craven

    The BiggerPockets Podcast
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:02 pm
    On this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we want to introduce you to a real estate investor who has figured out the secret to scaling his business: systems. Sam Craven, who was last on the BiggerPockets Podcast back on show 33, shares with us the processes he has implemented that have enabled him to build a [...] View the full article: BP Podcast 137: How to Use Systems to Scale Your Real Estate Business with Sam Craven on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2014 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • Do Ask, Do Tell: Your Secret Weapon For Landing the Best Real Estate Deals

    Mindy Jensen
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Quick quiz: What does your next door neighbor do for a living? Too hard? OK, what is your daughter’s best friend’s father’s job? Any idea? If you don’t know what they do, how do you expect them to know what you do? Some of the best deals come seemingly out of nowhere. Someone hears something, [...] View the full article: Do Ask, Do Tell: Your Secret Weapon For Landing the Best Real Estate Deals on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2014 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • 5 Invaluable Lessons I Learned From My Worst Real Estate Deal Disaster

    Andrew Syrios
    26 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    Last week I told a happy-go lucky, sunshine-and-puppies story about real estate success in multifamily investing. Unfortunately, not all such stories have happy endings. So this week we will embark down the foreboding path of real estate horror, as I recount our most painful venture here in Kansas City. And it just happened to be our first in [...] View the full article: 5 Invaluable Lessons I Learned From My Worst Real Estate Deal Disaster on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2014 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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  • More trouble for Latitude 360: Contractors file liens after project in Albany fails

    Michael DeMasi
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:17 pm
    Contractors claim they are owed tens of thousands of dollars now that Latitude 360 — the "cruise ship on land" whose opening was repeatedly delayed at Crossgates Mall in Albany, New York — won't be opening its doors. At least two contractors — Westwind Inc., a drywall and painting company in Amsterdam, and Crisafulli Bros. Plumbing in Albany — have filed liens in an attempt to get paid for work they did building the 50,000-square-foot entertainment venue. Latitude 360 was billed as a unique…
  • Station North apartment project needs to bring back 'playfulness,' design panel says

    Emily Bregel
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Members of the city's design review panel want architects to bring some "playfulness" back to their vision for a market-rate apartment building in Station North. The $20 million project from SA+A Development would bring 103 market-rate apartments to the neighborhood, making it the first new large apartment development there since Station North was designated as an arts and entertainment district in 2002. The plans for the eight-story building at 20 E. Lanvale St. include a small art gallery and…
  • High-end apartments planned at Goll mansion site near Milwaukee lakefront

    Sean Ryan
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:48 pm
    Madison developer Palisade Property has the historic Goll House near Milwaukee’s lakefront under contract for purchase and is working on plans for a high-end apartment tower there. The property at 1550 N. Prospect Ave. has been listed for sale since June, Palisade Property and principal Chris Houden emerged from a group of interested buyers to put the land under contract, said Patrick Gallagher, president and CEO of Milwaukee brokerage Siegel-Gallagher. “He is going to roll up his sleeves for…
  • Two developers pitch nearly 400 units near Oakland's Lake Merritt

    Roland Li
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:37 pm
    Two developers have proposed separate housing projects totaling 384 units at Oakland's 14th Street and Alice Street, fueling the development boom near Lake Merritt. Maria Poncell of Bay Development has filed a pre-application for 126 residential units and 3,200 square feet of retail at 250 14th St., which is currently used as a parking lot. Poncell didn't respond to requests for comment. Across the street, Atlanta developer Wood Partners has filed a pre-application for 258 residential units and…
  • Exclusive: iSquare Mall + Hotel's first retail tenant revealed

    Anjali Fluker
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:35 pm
    The future $400 million iSquare Mall + Hotel on Orlando’s International Drive is expected to draw a lot of upscale, international tenants — but a very familiar retailer already has made a commitment to the project. Winter Park-based local Subway restaurants franchisee DiPasqua Enterprises Inc. confirmed it will close its existing store when the International Shoppes strip mall on the corner of Kirkman Road and I-Drive is demolished, and will take up residence in a newly built space once iSquare’s…
 
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    Miller Samuel Real Estate Appraisers & Consultants

  • Explainer: Three Ways to Look at S&P/Case-Shiller Index Results

    Jonathan Miller
    25 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    I have a long history of dissing the relevance of the S&P/Case Shiller Index because of the 6 month lag and the slew of anecdotal link-the-dot official commentary associated with it that literally has nothing to do with the numbers generated (gasping for air). However I feel compelled to look at it periodically because it is part of the media’s monthly market report gauntlet. The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices were published today so I thought I’d create a trifecta of ways to look at the same data. Top Chart – This is the famous year-over-year % change view…
  • Top 10 Manhattan Apartment Super Talls, 2 are in Hudson Yards

    Jonathan Miller
    23 Aug 2015 | 4:45 pm
    Crain’s 2015 annual analysis of a wide range of NYC data is worth a look. Get to know the biggest city in the U.S. Top 10 Manhattan Residential Tallest Towers Affordable Housing Units Built DeBlasio administrations meets it’s annual goal of building 8,000 annual affordable housing units – the highest total ever tracked (began in 2008).
  • [Three Cents Worth #290 NY] Tracking 24 Years of Manhattan Sales and Rental Prices

    Jonathan Miller
    23 Aug 2015 | 3:09 pm
    It’s time to share my Three Cents Worth (3CW) on Curbed NY, at the intersection of neighborhood and real estate in the capital of the world…and I’m here to take measurements. Check out my 3CW column on @CurbedNY: It’s been a while since I dropped in on Curbed with a Three Cents Worth post but since I’m currently huddled next to an air conditioner, I really needed to take my mind off the heat and humidity. I thought I’d reach back into history and trend the year-over-year changes in the Manhattan sales and rental markets. I presented the median rental price and…
  • Most NYC building permits since ’63 – Brooklyn nearly equals rest of city

    Jonathan Miller
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:20 am
    Source: WSJ Yesterday evening Josh Barbanel at WSJ posted a milestone piece on the current building boom: Construction in New York City Goes Through The Roof: New residential permits surge as developers rush to qualify for tax break There has been an incredible surge in NYC residential building permits, the most in more than 50 years. It’s amazing to see the Brooklyn permit total nearly reach the total of remainder of the city tallied together. New York City is entering what could be the biggest building boom in a generation, census figures show, as work gets under way on hundreds of…
  • An Honest Appraisal – Some Personal Background Including My Favorite Color and Love of Yo-Yos

    Jonathan Miller
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:59 am
    A while back, Kim Velsey at New York Observer reached out and thought it would be interesting to do a profile on me. Who wouldn’t like to talk about themselves for hours? What an opportunity! LOL. Uh, Yes? We met and she proceeded to “drain my soul” as I am fond of saying – by the end of the interview my head was spinning and I wasn’t quite sure what I had said or if I would look foolish (the sign of a good interviewer). I was also getting a little worried when I started hearing through the grapevine who she was reaching out to – in other words this was an…
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    The American Genius

  • Slack is years old, but is suddenly blowing up – why?

    Ellen Vessels
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:32 am
    Slack has been around for a while, but they're suddenly all over the place. Why? Should you get in on the Slack madness? Probably... Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at The American Genius
  • If your business relies on any suppliers, you need Komodo to save you headaches

    Dawn Brotherton
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:20 am
    It can take a lot of time to call, email, fax, and track your suppliers, but Komodo tracks it all for you and saves you endless time an effort. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at The American Genius
  • Uber is now worth $50B, can they sustain their business model?

    Dawn Brotherton
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:05 am
    Uber is now worth a reported $50B, and they've made major strides, but are they innovating too quickly? Will they be able to sustain this growth? Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at The American Genius
  • Float helps you better predict your future cash flow

    Dawn Brotherton
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Float is a new startup in beta that helps any business improve their finances without having to be a math whiz. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at The American Genius
  • Equity Directory pairs startups with talent willing to work for equity

    Jack Lloyd
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Equity Directory has launched in beta to help startups find talent willing to work for equity, formalizing an age-old process. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at The American Genius
 
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    The Phoenix Real Estate Guy

  • Are you ready to move to Phoenix?

    Dean Ouellette
    25 Aug 2015 | 3:50 pm
    So the day has come. You have decided to move. Maybe you found a great new home in Eastmark in Mesa AZ. Or maybe you have decided you are moving to Carino Estates, one of our favorite Chandler communities. Or maybe you are being real brave and moving to Phoenix from somewhere out of state (here are the critters you can expect to see.) If you are a DIY mover, here is a checklist that can help you in this infographic below. One of the more interesting pieces of this infographic about moving is the west part of the U.S. is the area of the country where people move the most. 2 Months Before…
  • Shutterfly Ruffling Some Feathers

    Nick Bastian
    19 Aug 2015 | 8:13 am
    It’s always a good thing when huge developments bring big money and tons of jobs to an area. Right? In Tempe, there has been a LOT of new development and a LOT of new jobs announced over the past few years. Millions of square feet of space are being added, and more than 10,000 new jobs have been announced with much fanfare and excitement. Shutterfly is one of the new projects being built along the popular tech-corridor along the 101 freeway in South Tempe. It is a massive $multi-million project that as been praised by the Mayor and council, as well as many people in the city. Heck, they…
  • Phoenix home appraisal process, what to expect

    Dean Ouellette
    10 Aug 2015 | 1:06 pm
      If you like this infographic please feel free to tweet, pin, like or share it in any way you want. Want to share this infographic, feel free, we make it easy for you to do so. Just copy and paste this text into your site. <p style=”text-align: center;”><img title=”Art of the Appraisal” alt=”Home appraisal process” src=”http://www.phoenixrealestateguy.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/DeanOuellette-ArtOfAppraisal-1.jpg” width=”100%” border=”0″ /><br /> Brought to you by:…
  • Thinking of selling Phoenix home, should I sell or wait? #askTPREG 15

    Dean Ouellette
    7 Aug 2015 | 2:29 pm
    Selling Phoenix Home: Sell now or wait? I am thinking of selling my Phoenix area home. I hear home prices could up as much as 10% in the next two years. I am thinking of moving, should I sell my Phoenix home or should I wait? If you have been reading these AskTPREG posts you know what is likely coming next, it depends… But let me explain why. First we are going to make some assumptions. First we are going to assume that 10% number is right. Second we are going to assume that there are no huge changes in the interest rates, which there could be, and finally we are going to assume that…
  • Phoenix Real Estate Market Update – August 2015

    Shar Rundio
    5 Aug 2015 | 9:20 am
    Phoenix Real Estate Market Update: Now that we’re nearing the end of summer (at least as far as school goes), I thought an updated Phoenix real estate market analysis would be helpful.  Have I mentioned how much I love Michael Oor at ASU?  Not this month?  He makes numbers and statistics sound sexy.  Oh, maybe that’s just the British accent…I digress.  What is the Phoenix area real estate market doing? We’re seeing a little bit of a summer lull (not at all uncommon with back to school).  July sales were down compared to June by about 9% but they were up 16%…
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    Blown Mortgage

  • When Should you Refinance your ARM?

    Justin McHood
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:54 pm
    If you obtained an ARM for your home purchase in order to save money during the initial few years, you might have to think about whether or not you should refinance out of it now. If you are nearing your adjustment period, chances are your interest rate is going to go up. There is no guarantee that it will come back down either, as it more than likely adjusts on a yearly basis. If you obtained the ARM a few years ago, when rates were at its lowest, they really have nowhere to go but up from there. The good news is that you have options: you can refinance into a 30-year fixed loan and put the…
  • Should you Choose a Piggyback Loan?

    Justin McHood
    24 Aug 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Piggyback loans were among the few programs that were eliminated after the housing crisis. Lenders felt that the loans were too risky and just did not offer them. The good news is that they are making a comeback and can be very beneficial for certain homeowners. These loans are a great way to save money, while still being able to get into the home you desire without having to put a large amount of money down. What is a Piggyback Loan? The piggyback loan, also known as the 80/10/10 loan, is actually 2 loans with a down payment of 10 percent. The first loan is 80 percent of the value of the…
  • Why are Homeowners not using HARP?

    Justin McHood
    22 Aug 2015 | 11:47 am
    HARP, or Home Affordable Refinance Program, was created to make refinancing possible even for homeowners that were underwater due to the housing crisis. These homeowners are able to take advantage of today’s low rates even though they owe more than their home is worth. This has made it possible for thousands of Americans to save a significant amount of money on their housing payment, which means being able to stay in their homes. Recent studies have shown that at least 600,000 more Americans are eligible for this program, yet they are not doing it. Let’s take a look at the reasons why.
 
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    Mortgage Rates, Mortgage News and Strategy : The Mortgage Reports

  • Harp Refinance Program – Making Home Affordable

    Dan Green
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:10 am
    About the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP). Program history and approval requirements, plus today's live mortgage rates.Click to read more: Harp Refinance Program – Making Home Affordable.
  • Mortgage Rates Today, Where Are They Headed?

    Joe Farr
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:04 am
    Current mortgage rates and mortgage market movement. Today's mortgage rates and mortgage news. Live rate quotes available. News and data provided by MBSQuoteline, a real-time mortgage market data service available to loan officers, real estate agents, and other finance professionals.Click to read more: Mortgage Rates Today, Where Are They Headed?.
  • Rising Prices For Home Buyers; Values Within 0.25% Of All-Time High

    Dan Green
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:51 am
    With today's mortgage rates low, homes are selling quickly and prices are rising, too. What's ahead for housing, plus access to today's mortgage rates which are near 4 percent.Click to read more: Rising Prices For Home Buyers; Values Within 0.25% Of All-Time High.
  • 100% LTV Mortgages & Today’s Interest Rates Boost Housing Starts

    Dan Green
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:44 pm
    With mortgage rates below 4%, Single-Family Housing Starts surged to a 8-year best. Analysis of the data, plus live mortgage rate quotes at ready-to-lock levels.Click to read more: 100% LTV Mortgages & Today’s Interest Rates Boost Housing Starts.
  • Streamline Refinance – FHA Streamline Refinance Guidelines & Rates

    Dan Green
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:51 pm
    Are you FHA Streamline Refinance eligible? Use this easy-to-follow format. Updated for changes to FHA MIP in 2015. Complimentary rate quotes available.Click to read more: Streamline Refinance – FHA Streamline Refinance Guidelines & Rates.
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    Latest blog entries

  • New home for sale! 4420 Toland Way in Eagle Rock

    12 Aug 2015 | 3:48 pm
    Located in the green hills of Eagle Rock is a traditional mid-century home just waiting for a family! 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms make this 1640 sq. ft. home feel both comfortable and spacious. There is a large master suite, re-modeled bathrooms with one seriously impressive shower, and a separate studio in the back perfect for an office space. The back yard goes on and on with areas for entertaining, gardening, and play, surrounded by iconic palm trees and views of the neighborhood. Listed for $599,000, call us to schedule a viewing or join us at open houses on August 13th from 10am to 2pm…
  • We just sold this Eagle Rock home for $108,000 over the asking price!

    12 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    Behind this 1980 brown stucco exterior is a home bursting with potential! Inside, there is a wonderful 3-story floor plan with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, spacious living room, open kitchen with dining area, enclosed porch, fantastic views from most rooms, and a downstairs basement area that offers an amazing opportunity for home office, art studio, storage, and more. Besides a smaller room currently used as a workout space, the basement is located across a patio and has two huge rooms. The bedrooms are all located on the top floor with a balcony off the master. The stunning view extends north to…
  • A new Highland Park Bungalow for sale at 1874 N. Ave. 53!

    9 Aug 2015 | 9:25 am
    This gem of a bungalow awaits you on a peaceful cul de sac situated in the desirable neighborhood north of York. Meander down to a vibrant urban scene on York Blvd where mixologists are on standby or scoop up handmade ice cream and specialty donuts while you check out the Second Saturday Gallery Night. Back at home, you are away from the hustle and bustle of the city and can relax. There are hardwood floors, an eat-in kitchen with new countertop and cabinets, and ample storage space in each of the two bedrooms.  The view from each window is of greenery, giving you the privacy…
  • Our clients just purchased this iconic La Canada ranch!

    7 Aug 2015 | 10:57 am
      Designed by renowned architect Harold Bissner, this single-story contemporary ranch home provides the quintessential California indoor/outdoor lifestyle. There is an oversized master suite, large living room with coved ceiling and fireplace, separate family room, office, formal dining room, and upgraded cooks' kitchen, with a total of 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The expansive grounds (on a 0.4 acre lot) feature a swimming pool with patio perfect for entertaining, and an orchard with mature citrus, avocado, persimmon and olive trees. We represented the buyers in this sale and negotiated…
  • Our clients just purchased this home for the list price!

    6 Aug 2015 | 2:49 pm
      This charming ranch home featured vaulted ceilings, a living room with a fireplace, hardwood floors, and even a guest house! Situated on a corner lot with drought-resistant landscaping and a completely fenced back yard in beautiful Sherman Oaks. Listed for $625,000, we helped our clients purchase this home for that price while competing with multiple offers. If you are thinking of making a move, give us a call to discuss today's real estate market.Read More
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    RealCentralVA.com

  • Tinder. For Realtors

    Jim Duncan
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:09 am
    This is the perception that good Realtors fight every day. Tinder for Realtors I don’t even know what to say, other than, Stop It. What is Tinder? Tinder is an app for iOS (iPhone, iPod Touches, iPads, etc.) and Android devices meant to make it easy to meet new people. The app is designed to emulate how meeting people in real life works, cofounder Sean Rad told Fast Company‘s Mark Wilson, by making user profiles more image-focused than text-focused and placing people’s faces front and center. “What we do on Tinder is no different than what we already do,” Rad…
  • A Warning about Regulating AirBnB in Charlottesville (City)

    Jim Duncan
    21 Aug 2015 | 10:27 am
    AirBnB remains a constant source of income for some, convenience for many, and challenges for adjacent homeowners in some instances. The real challenge may lie with governments’ attempts to regulate AirBnB. I was listening to 106.1 The Corner’s Coffee with a (Charlottesville City) Councilor, the Councilor being not-returning-to Council Dede Smith as they discussed AirBnB. Listen to the whole thing, but the remarkable moment for me starts around the 11 minute mark. We are putting regulations on where in our neighborhoods this can happen … also, as you can imagine there will be certain…
  • Another Brewery Coming to Charlottesville? (really, Albemarle)

    Jim Duncan
    17 Aug 2015 | 7:10 pm
    Is an addition coming to the Brew Ridge Trail? Update – Sean at Charlottesville Tomorrow confirms – Deschuttes Brewery from Bend, Oregon is the brewery that is considering our area. Update #2 – Newsplex reports Tuesday night that the Albemarle County Planning Commission has voted against this development. Nothing’s ever easy in Albemarle.   Albemarle County may be pushing through a rezoning just south of Charlottesville in hopes of attracting a new, larger brewery, to the Charlottesville area, writes Sean Tubbs in Charlottesville Tomorrow. Albemarle officials…
  • August’s Note – Religion, Charlottesville Real Estate Market Update & People

    Jim Duncan
    13 Aug 2015 | 9:14 am
    This month’s note is shaping up and will hopefully be interesting for you to read. Two clicks here and you’ll get it as soon as I publish it. *note – these notes are where I write some of my best stuff. These are fun to write. Agonizing, but fun, and I’m looking forward to publishing the 31st note I’ve written. Tweet
  • What is this House’s Operating System?

    Jim Duncan
    10 Aug 2015 | 9:58 am
    “Is your home updated with the most recent security patches?” Will that soon be part of a home buyer’s due diligence? I already ask for utility information (cost, providers, etc) Googling a property address is a good step in the process I think it’s a good idea (not yet sure how it would be received by sellers or sellers’ agents) to ask for a copy of the past few weeks/months of neighborhood communications How fast is the internet here? is a big question. What is this house’s operating system? Apple or Google? Amazon? — I’d wager most agents aren’t even close to being ready…
 
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    Ubertor Real Estate Blog

  • Ubertor Approved Vendor Spotlight: Unico Print + Media

    Astrud Soriano
    13 Aug 2015 | 8:25 pm
    Photos, virtual tours, and floor plans are an essential part of the Real Estate industry. Potential new homes are advertised daily via online marketing.  But let’s not forget the vital role that print media still plays on business growth — business cards, brochures and flyers just to name a few.  There are too many channels, and realistically, agents just don’t have the time to do everything on their own!  So, wouldn’t it be nice to have a “one-stop shop” to take care of all of your marketing needs? Ubertor is excited to introduce its newest Platinum…
  • REBGV VREB CREB July 2015 Market Report Infographics

    UberSandra
    7 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    They’re back! Because infographics make everything more fun to look at (especially numerical statistics). Here are your July 2015 market reports for the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, Victoria Real Estate Board and the Calgary Real Estate Board. Enjoy! Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver July 2015     Victoria Real Estate Board         Calgary Real Estate Board
  • NEW FEATURE: Optimize Listings with HD Photography, Floorplans and more!

    UberSandra
    5 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Looking to add some pizzazz to your listings? Well, we’re here to tell you that your possibilities are now endless with our new enhancements. We offer you a full spectrum of options to give your listings that extra marketing push they need. Where can you find these options you ask? Right on the listings tab of your control panel!   About our new  Book Photos and a Floorplan button When it comes to floorplans, you are in the best hands with Draft on Site. This crew of experienced professionals will cater to you, providing an accurate top-notch product for you to showcase…
  • RECAP: HomeLand Realty’s Summer BBQ!

    UberSandra
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:50 am
    This year we had the pleasure of being a sponsor at HomeLand Realty’s summer BBQ.  Held at Vancouver’s Jericho beach, it was the perfect day to lay back, relax and enjoy the beautiful weather. We had the opportunity to mingle with this fun bunch and share a laugh or two. The highlight of the day was watching realtors get down and dirty at the watermelon-eating contest, whose winner took home a $100 Costco gift card, now that was top-notch entertainment! On behalf of the entire Übertor team we’d like to extend a huge THANK YOU to Debbie Ng and Homeland Realty for having…
  • WEBINAR: How to Generate More Traffic to Your Website with Ubertor Search Ads!

    UberJames
    13 Jul 2015 | 9:33 am
    Driving traffic to your website can be tricky, let alone attracting the right kind of traffic. Many clients of ours often ask us how to accomplish just that, and we often recommend one of our newest service, Ubertor Search Ads! Through our partnership with Dynamic Creative, an official Google partner, we are able to offer automated and effective Adword campaigns for you. Click HERE to register for our third webinar and get all of your questions answered on the spot.
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    Reverse Mortgage Daily

  • Government Watchdog Points to Reverse Mortgage Residency Violations

    Jason Oliva
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:31 pm
    The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) policies did not always ensure that reverse mortgage borrowers complied with residency requirements under the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program, said the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) in a recent report.  Of 68 loans “statistically selected for review,” the OIG found that borrowers for as many as 67 loans did not live in the properties associated with their reverse mortgages because they received rental assistance from HUD’s multifamily programs at a different address at the same time.  “This…
  • Equities.com: Reverse Mortgages Offer Tactical Financial Planning Strategy

    Jason Oliva
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:08 pm
    By themselves, reverse mortgages offer various benefits to the borrowers who use them. But when included as part of a financial planning strategy, there are a number of ways these loans can help strengthen retirement resources. In the past, reverse mortgages have been misrepresented as a loan of last resort for retirees with financial hardship, however, these loans are “versatile financial planning tools” for borrowers to leverage in a strategic way, says a recent article from Equities.com. The article explores several “tactical methods” where a reverse mortgage can be…
  • Coming Decade Could Bring Best Housing Climate in History

    Elizabeth Ecker
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Following the worst years for the housing market that most Americans have seen in their lifetimes, the years ahead could actually bring some of the best years for the very same market.  Based on market cycles, census data and other study factors, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) delved into the housing outlook over the next decade to find that “By 2024, demographic and economic changes will bring what could be one of the largest expansions in the history of the U.S. housing market — 15.9 million additional households.” The findings were published by the MBA in a white paper…
  • Four Months into FA, Reverse Mortgage Lenders Ramp Up Hiring Efforts

    Jason Oliva
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Thursday marks four-months to the date since the Financial Assessment officially took effect April 27. As the reverse mortgage industry continues to adjust under the new guidelines, lenders remain adamant in their hiring efforts. This week’s job listings include positions for reverse mortgage originators, underwriters, operations managers, account executives and more.  Omni-Fund, First Equity Mortgage Bankers, New South Mortgage and Nationwide Equities are just a few lenders seeking top industry talent to join their teams. Click the following opportunities that are now open to find out…
  • Frequent Training Helps Originators Avoid Reverse Mortgage Sales Myths

    Jason Oliva
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:02 pm
    Reverse mortgages are often misunderstood by the general public. As the industry strives to distance the reverse mortgage product from the “loan of last resort” reputation, ongoing education is critical not only for prospective borrowers, but also for the originators who work with them. Over the years, reverse mortgages have suffered from a negative reputation fueled largely by widespread misinformation about the product. But there may also be some misconceptions being passed along to borrowers by originators. A misinformed reverse mortgage borrower is one thing, but if the sales force…
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  • New Listing: 22 Nancy Lane, North Haven CT 06473

    Harriman Real Estate
    19 Aug 2015 | 12:37 pm
    22 Nancy Ln, North Haven, CT new Listing! Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure $ Click for current price3 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1898 SQUARE FEET Follow This Home! Search All Homes For Sale What is Your Home Worth? Presented By: Donna Zona Harriman Real Estate LLC 203-619-3762 Schedule a Showing/Request Info Property Description Location & Uniqueness! This home offers not only a beautiful inviting layout it is zoned R12 for the at home business. Spacious kitchen is equipped with a trash compactor, a propane gas cook top, double oven wall units and warmer!
  • Beth Hulsizer Holds Art Open House at Harriman Real Estate

    Harriman Real Estate
    19 Aug 2015 | 8:04 am
    I recently posted about the latest artist to be featured on our Wallingford Inspires art wall, Beth Hulsizer, and we’d like to invite the public to come into our Center Street office and take a look at her amazing work! Read on for details… When: Thursday, August 20th 2015 Hours: 5:30PM to 7:30PM Where: Harriman Real Estate LLC office, 116 Center Street, Wallingford Who’s Invited: Everyone! Who to contact: Pat Harriman, 203-605-3873 The art being displayed is just a small sample of Beth’s photographic talents, and the subject matter ranges from still life to landscapes to…
  • 2015 Our Lady of Fatima Church Carnival

    Harriman Real Estate
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Yalesville is hosting its annual carnival beginning at 6PM on August 4th and running through 10PM on August 8th. This is always a highly anticipated event in the community and never falls short in fun, food, entertainment and excitement! Read on for some of the highlights: Entertainment Tuesday: DJ by Rockem Sockem Entertainment LLC Wednesday: DJ George D Thursday: DJ George D Friday: Js Jazz Band Saturday: 42nd Street Band There will also be a midway with unlimited rides for $22 per person with wristband, a country store, games of chance with nightly drawings and…
  • 23rd Annual Hyperflite Skyhoundz Frisbee Dog Competition

    Harriman Real Estate
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:42 am
    When I was a kid, we had a dog who loved to chase frisbees. Notice I said “chase”, not “catch”. If you threw the frisbee, Shep would run underneath it and watch it until it hit the ground, then he’d wait until it was finished bouncing, rolling, skidding or otherwise came to a full stop before he’d pick it up and bring it back to you, covered in doggy drool, and drop it at your feet, waiting for you to launch it into space again. Those were the days… Well, if you can relate to my Heinz 57 mutt and maybe have one yourself that actually catches the…
  • Beth Hulsizer Takes Over HRE’s Art Wall

    Harriman Real Estate
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:43 am
    We are proud to announce the ninth artist in our series of local artists has taken their spot our “Wallingford Inspires…” art wall, a striking collection of gorgeous photographic images of Wallingford! “Photography has always been a passion of mine…” We are honored to have local photographer Beth Hulsizer displaying her amazing photography in our office until the end of August. Beth’s keen eye and use of composition produces eye-catching imagery and pulls you into the story between the frame. The collage below are just a few examples of her colorful, expressive…
 
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  • Recent Developments in China Bond Markets

    Dorsey & Whitney LLP
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Tapping the Euromarkets - A number of Chinese issuers have issued bonds in the European debt markets recently. To date in 2015, more than ten Chinese companies have issued in excess of €9 billion of Euro-denominated bonds, with maturities ranging...By: Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • What Condo Companies Can Do About Airbnb-like Organizations

    Bennett Jones LLP
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:29 am
    Cheap, short-term rental accommodations through companies like Airbnb Inc. are popular for travelers and condominium owners, however they are not as appealing for condo corporations when they occur in their condo complexes. Short-term renters have...By: Bennett Jones LLP
  • Commercial Construction in the Golden State is Looking Pretty Golden

    Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:24 am
    If the $2.1 trillion erased from the U.S. stock market over the last week has you white knuckled, you might consider commercial construction in the Golden State, where things are looking . . . well . . . pretty golden....By: Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP
  • Finally, a SOL Decision Focused On Unjust Enrichment and Inequitable Results

    Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:43 am
    This week, the First District Court of Appeals joined the Fourth District Court of Appeals in holding that Florida’s five-year statute of limitation (SOL), under Fla. Stat. § 95.11(2)(c), did not bar the lender’s second foreclosure action. In...By: Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
  • United States District Court: Mortgagor Lacks Standing to Bring RESPA Claim

    BuckleySandler LLP
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:18 am
    On August 11, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire rejected the addition of a potential RESPA claim to plaintiff’s complaint due to lack of standing, and the court dismissed the remaining counts for failure to state a claim....By: BuckleySandler LLP
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  • State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22

    27 Aug 2015 | 3:31 pm
    State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22WMTW Most people flock to stores on Thanksgiving for last-minute items or pre-Black Friday steals -- but one state's law doesn't allow that.Where big box stores will be closed In Case You Missed ItSchool Bus Driver's Terrifying Close CallShocking Thing Opens Up in Man's LawnOfficial 'Disgusted' by What Happened to Car
  • General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'

    27 Aug 2015 | 3:31 pm
    General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'APGen. John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan, exchanged countless emails with a woman at the heart of the Petraeus scandal.Source reveals explicit messagesMore NewsPlane Crashes Into Mississippi HomeWashington Post Editor Steps DownHusband Finds Teacher in Act With Boy
  • Reason This Ad Is Making Waves

    27 Aug 2015 | 3:31 pm
    Reason This Ad Is Making Waves Marks & SpencerIt looks like any other holiday clothing ad for kids, but something about this one is different -- and it's not an accident.How a Facebook post started it allMore StoriesPreterm Birth Rate Drops to New LowPossible Risk Factor for Autism Found?Stranger I Wish I'd Stopped to Talk With
  • Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 Years

    27 Aug 2015 | 3:31 pm
    Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 YearsCBSSusan Flannery left 'The Bold and the Beautiful' after two and a half decades -- and she's not the only star with a very long TV tenure.Actress who spent 41 years on her showMore to See'X Factor' Singer Says Sexuality Was a RiskActress Opened Up About Bipolar DisorderStreisand's Son Sings for Gay-Friendly Film
  • Take a Look at Where JFK Was Born

    27 Aug 2015 | 3:31 pm
    Take a Look at Where JFK Was BornNational Park ServiceYou'll find the late president's very first belongings inside this New England home -- which is being opened to the public for the first time.Famous items the living room is 'filled with'More to SeeStar Has Rose Named After HerCommon Heating Mistake Could Cost YouThe Best Pillow for Your Sleep Style
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  • State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22

    27 Aug 2015 | 3:31 pm
    State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22WMTW Most people flock to stores on Thanksgiving for last-minute items or pre-Black Friday steals -- but one state's law doesn't allow that.Where big box stores will be closed In Case You Missed ItSchool Bus Driver's Terrifying Close CallShocking Thing Opens Up in Man's LawnOfficial 'Disgusted' by What Happened to Car
  • General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'

    27 Aug 2015 | 3:31 pm
    General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'APGen. John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan, exchanged countless emails with a woman at the heart of the Petraeus scandal.Source reveals explicit messagesMore NewsPlane Crashes Into Mississippi HomeWashington Post Editor Steps DownHusband Finds Teacher in Act With Boy
  • Reason This Ad Is Making Waves

    27 Aug 2015 | 3:31 pm
    Reason This Ad Is Making Waves Marks & SpencerIt looks like any other holiday clothing ad for kids, but something about this one is different -- and it's not an accident.How a Facebook post started it allMore StoriesPreterm Birth Rate Drops to New LowPossible Risk Factor for Autism Found?Stranger I Wish I'd Stopped to Talk With
  • Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 Years

    27 Aug 2015 | 3:31 pm
    Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 YearsCBSSusan Flannery left 'The Bold and the Beautiful' after two and a half decades -- and she's not the only star with a very long TV tenure.Actress who spent 41 years on her showMore to See'X Factor' Singer Says Sexuality Was a RiskActress Opened Up About Bipolar DisorderStreisand's Son Sings for Gay-Friendly Film
  • Take a Look at Where JFK Was Born

    27 Aug 2015 | 3:31 pm
    Take a Look at Where JFK Was BornNational Park ServiceYou'll find the late president's very first belongings inside this New England home -- which is being opened to the public for the first time.Famous items the living room is 'filled with'More to SeeStar Has Rose Named After HerCommon Heating Mistake Could Cost YouThe Best Pillow for Your Sleep Style
 
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  • State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22

    27 Aug 2015 | 3:31 pm
    State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22WMTW Most people flock to stores on Thanksgiving for last-minute items or pre-Black Friday steals -- but one state's law doesn't allow that.Where big box stores will be closed In Case You Missed ItSchool Bus Driver's Terrifying Close CallShocking Thing Opens Up in Man's LawnOfficial 'Disgusted' by What Happened to Car
  • General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'

    27 Aug 2015 | 3:31 pm
    General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'APGen. John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan, exchanged countless emails with a woman at the heart of the Petraeus scandal.Source reveals explicit messagesMore NewsPlane Crashes Into Mississippi HomeWashington Post Editor Steps DownHusband Finds Teacher in Act With Boy
  • Reason This Ad Is Making Waves

    27 Aug 2015 | 3:31 pm
    Reason This Ad Is Making Waves Marks & SpencerIt looks like any other holiday clothing ad for kids, but something about this one is different -- and it's not an accident.How a Facebook post started it allMore StoriesPreterm Birth Rate Drops to New LowPossible Risk Factor for Autism Found?Stranger I Wish I'd Stopped to Talk With
  • Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 Years

    27 Aug 2015 | 3:31 pm
    Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 YearsCBSSusan Flannery left 'The Bold and the Beautiful' after two and a half decades -- and she's not the only star with a very long TV tenure.Actress who spent 41 years on her showMore to See'X Factor' Singer Says Sexuality Was a RiskActress Opened Up About Bipolar DisorderStreisand's Son Sings for Gay-Friendly Film
  • Take a Look at Where JFK Was Born

    27 Aug 2015 | 3:31 pm
    Take a Look at Where JFK Was BornNational Park ServiceYou'll find the late president's very first belongings inside this New England home -- which is being opened to the public for the first time.Famous items the living room is 'filled with'More to SeeStar Has Rose Named After HerCommon Heating Mistake Could Cost YouThe Best Pillow for Your Sleep Style
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  • Laurent SALIMPOUR updated their profile

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  • Leslie Braunstein posted a blog post

    3 Aug 2015 | 11:26 am
    Leslie Braunstein posted a blog postUIP Acquires Historic DC Apartments for $7.6MUrban Investment Partners (UIP) has acquired Rhode Island Gardens, with 81 apartment homes, for $7.6 million. Originally built in 1931, the property is located at 230 Rhode Island Avenue NE just a half mile from the Rhode Island Avenue Metro station.The seller, Roydun Corporation, is an affiliate of Washington, DC-based DARO Realty, a longtime local apartment owner and manager. CBRE represented the seller.UIP coordinated the acquisition with the Rhode Island Gardens Tenants Association. “This is our fourth…
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  • Does sexy sell real estate?

    Paul Hagey
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Scoping a Costa Rican time share a few years ago, Virginia real estate agent Claudine Ellis saw more of the listing agent than she wanted to. "This girl had on a short see-through frock," Ellis noted. "When she walked up the stairs in front of (my husband and me) … thongs and all … and she kept crossing her legs constantly when she sat across from us. You can imagine from there," she added. That crossed the line for Ellis, from sexy to inappropriate. The woman didn't get the sale ...
  • Where can you find true real estate leadership?

    Brad Inman
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Lately, I have lamented the fact that the real estate industry craves more leadership. Then, out of the blue, Trulia founder Pete Flint re-enters the real estate stratosphere, announcing on Facebook, “After thinking about homelessness for 10-plus years but not having the bandwidth to help, I'm delighted to join @NewStoryCharity as an adviser.” ...
  • Podcast: Proven prequalification scripts and strategies — Part 2

    Tim & Julie Harris
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    So you're getting leads -- but are they worth your valuable time, or just a waste of your time? In yesterday's broadcast, we started a discussion of buyer and seller prequalification, and introduced some key scripts and strategies you can use to help identify the valuable, motivated, qualified leads worth investing time in ...
  • Guaranteed Rate’s online mortgage application process attracts thousands

    Amy Swinderman
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:54 am
    If you have watched any television lately, you may have seen “Extreme Home Makeover” host and home improvement expert Ty Pennington stumping for Guaranteed Rate in commercials, touting the mortgage lender and technology company’s “low, low mortgage rates.” ...
  • Freddie Mac’s diagnosis: Housing markets are in stable condition

    Amy Swinderman
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:53 am
    Taking its Multi-Indicator Market Index (MiMi) stethoscope to the U.S. housing market, government-sponsored enterprise Freddie Mac gave more than half of the states a clean bill of health this week ...
 
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  • Nice Commute

    Craig Mische
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:16 am
    Yesterday afternoon I had my quadcopter above Le Homme Dieu Bay and captured HanglooseMN heading out for work. It was a beautiful afternoon and I bet the HanglooseMN customer had a great time wakesurfing. A note. The video is safe for work….no audio.
  • A Le Homme Dieu Classic

    Craig Mische
    17 Aug 2015 | 8:40 am
    A property for sale on Lake Le Homme Dieu in Alexandria, MN gives you to buy a bit of history. The cottage was built in 1925 and after two owners became the residence of the Herberger family. Yes, that Herberger, the merchandiser. My hope is that someone buys it and continues to use it as a cottage. But, there is a lot of value in the land so there is a good chance it may be torn down. A strong argument could be made that it is priced below land value. For you see, it has 192 feet of frontage and is within Alexandria’s city limits. Within the City of Alexandria, the minimum amount of…
  • For Sale at Lake Miltona’s Gold Coast

    Craig Mische
    13 Aug 2015 | 5:01 am
    $450,0003013 S Lake Miltona Drive NEMiltona, MN 56354MLS# 10-180233 beds  |  2 baths  |  980 sqft Print Schedule a Showing Ask a Question   1 / 27  View Larger Photos (27) Property Description''Gem'' of a year around lake cabin on Miltona's ''Gold Coast''. Original fieldstone fireplace, 3 season lakeside porch, main floor family room. Great 2+ acre lot included across the road with a real barn for storage of boats, cars, etc. Off peak electric for AC & furnace (electric heat pump w/propane backup). Heated workshop in garage barn. Separate 2 car detached garage…
  • Hangloose MN

    Craig Mische
    9 Aug 2015 | 8:14 am
    I am a fan of Hangloose MN. It is a business in Alexandria, Minnesota owned by Mike and Jaime Jost that among other things, rents Stand Up Boards (and gives lessons as well as holds popular SUP yoga classed) at the Zorbaz marina and takes people out for wake surfing sessions. I appreciate that they are bringing the joys of lake life to many people. That alone I like but ofcourse, some of those people might decide to buy a lake home. Mike also helps people buy wake surfing boats and seems to be doing a very good job as I have noticed an increase in numbers on the Chain of Lakes. I think the…
  • Perry Mason, Pest Detective

    Craig Mische
    4 Aug 2015 | 4:42 pm
    You may have seen one of his vehicles around Alexandria and yes, his name really is Perry Mason. Uninvited lake guest such as bats, mice, ants, hornets, etc…..Perry Mason will take care of it. Nice guy. And, very responsive. Today a hornet nest and carpenter ants were taken care of at my cottage within two hours after calling Perry. Call him at 320-283-5964 or visit his site, www.pestcontrolalexandriamn.com. For fast service like I received, I recommend a phone call.
 
 
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  • Free Real Estate Marketing

    27 Aug 2015 | 7:42 pm
    Get quality referrals and leads. Post Flash Property Listings (up to 10 photos per listing, no limits). Upgrade to Photo / Premium Broker / Agent Listing for free. If you are a 4-Star Agent or Broker, you should check IQRealEstate.com out. Over 900,000 agents listed. We are by far the Fastest Growing Directory online. Over 300,000 pages indexed in search engines. Be IQ Smart.
  • How to find out if your real estate broker is licensed

    13 Apr 2015 | 7:42 pm
    How to find out if your real estate broker is licensed. Natalie Brunell investigates a Rancho Mirage woman who ran a real estate business for years without a license, until a client took her to court.
  • The Case For a Big Year in Home Sales

    13 Apr 2015 | 7:42 pm
    Waltham-based real estate broker Anthony Lamacchia predicts that 2015 will be a great year for Massachusetts's home sellers due to better weather, an improved economy, and low interest rates.
  • Lee & Associates Opens Second Office in Ohio

    13 Apr 2015 | 7:42 pm
    Lee & Associates, the nation's largest broker-owned commercial real estate firm, continues to make office expansion one of its top priorities as the firm announces the opening
  • MRED's New Listing Distribution Solution

    10 Apr 2015 | 7:42 pm
    LISLE, Ill. -- Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland's multiple listing service (MLS), has introduced functionality to its customers that allows Brokerages to easily and effectively manage and control ...
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  • Free Real Estate Marketing

    27 Aug 2015 | 7:42 pm
    Get quality referrals and leads. Post Flash Property Listings (up to 10 photos per listing, no limits). Upgrade to Photo / Premium Agent Listing for free. If you are a 4-Star Agent or Broker, you should check IQRealEstate.com out. Over 900,000 agents listed. We are by far the Fastest Growing Directory online. Over 300,000 pages indexed in search engines. Be IQ Smart.
  • Real estate agent avoids punishment over termite house

    14 Apr 2015 | 7:42 pm
    A real estate agent who sold a house infested with termites to first-home buyers has escaped punishment for unsatisfactory conduct related to the sale of the house.Wayne Heron sold a Te Aroha home to Tobi Lawton and Sarah Lee, who...
  • Businessman tries to involve MPs in High Court case

    13 Apr 2015 | 7:42 pm
    A real estate company owner in a dispute with an agent over use of a brand name has tried to have two Members of Parliament give evidence in the case.The case between Dermot Nottingham and Auckland agent Martin Honey is currently...
  • Real estate owner's High court bid rejected

    13 Apr 2015 | 7:42 pm
    A real estate company owner in a dispute with an agent over use of a brand name has tried to have two members of Parliament give evidence in the case.The case between Dermot Nottingham and Auckland agent Martin Honey is currently...
  • Real estate people

    13 Apr 2015 | 7:42 pm
    Michelle Crabtree, of Premier Sotheby's International Realty, has been selected as a 2015 Five Star Real Estate Agent. This is the eighth year that she has been a winner for providing exceptional service and overall satisfaction, a distinction held by only the top 6 percent of Realtors.
 
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  • New Yorkers are taking dangerous drugs in nightclubs without even knowing it

    Matthew Speiser
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Hard-partying New Yorkers taking popular "party drugs" like MDMA and LSD, may actually be consuming unknown, potentially life-threatening substances, says NYU professor Joseph Palamar. Palamar, who is a assistant professor of Population Health at NYU, recently surveyed 1000+ club and festival attendees in New York this summer, in addition to gathering data from New York poison control centers. He found that many drug consumers are both knowingly and unknowingly consuming so-called "novel drugs" — new drugs synthesized with a variety of chemicals to mimic the effects of popular…
  • Spike Lee, Gena Rowlands, Debbie Reynolds to receive honorary Oscars

    27 Aug 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Los Angeles (AFP) - Director Spike Lee and actress Gena Rowlands will receive honorary Oscar awards this year and film star Debbie Reynolds will be awarded a humanitarian prize, Academy Award organizers said Thursday.The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences emphasized the "extraordinary contribution" that the three legends have made to show business throughout their long careers."We'll be celebrating their achievements with the knowledge that the work they have accomplished –- with passion, dedication and a desire to make a positive difference -– will also enrich future…
  • Here's why Intel can't stop investing in drone companies (INTC)

    Celena Chong
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:24 pm
    Intel has got a thing for drones.  The world's largest chipmaker announced this week that it invested $60 million in a Chinese drone-maker, marking its third drone investment to date.  What's does Intel see in unmanned aerial vehicles ? The flying machines are packed with the kinds of sophisticated chips that Intel sells and the popularity of drones makes them an attractive new market for Intel to get a foothold in as its traditional PC business continues to decline. "Processors can be used in the drone. WiFi, Bluetooth, etc. can be used," explains Mike Hung, an analyst with research…
  • Gap to end on-call scheduling

    27 Aug 2015 | 3:09 pm
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gap Inc. is ending its practice of requiring workers to remain on-call for short-notice shifts after an inquiry from New York's attorney general.A Gap spokeswoman says the decision applies to the company's other brands, which include Banana Republic, Old Navy and Athleta and is part of an effort to "improve scheduling stability and flexibility" for workers.Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office sent letters to Gap and 12 other retailers earlier this year questioning them about on-call scheduling, which required hourly workers to stay on-call for shifts set the night…
  • The Bernie Madoff movie is getting closer to happening

    Lucinda Shen
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:57 pm
    HBO Films has found a cast and director for its movie about Bernie Madoff's $65 billion Ponzi scheme, according to Deadline's Nellie Andreeva.   "Wizard of Lies," which has been in development since 2011, will star Robert DeNiro as Bernie Madoff and Michelle Pfeiffer as his wife, Ruth Madoff. Alessandro Nivola will play the role of Mark Madoff, Bernie's eldest son.  Barry Levinson has been tapped to direct the film. Bernie Madoff is currently serving the sixth year of his 150-year sentence. The casting news follows the release of a trailer for hedge Fund…
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  • Does sexy sell real estate?

    Paul Hagey
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Scoping a Costa Rican time share a few years ago, Virginia real estate agent Claudine Ellis saw more of the listing agent than she wanted to. "This girl had on a short see-through frock," Ellis noted. "When she walked up the stairs in front of (my husband and me) … thongs and all … and she kept crossing her legs constantly when she sat across from us. You can imagine from there," she added. That crossed the line for Ellis, from sexy to inappropriate. The woman didn't get the sale ...
  • Where can you find true real estate leadership?

    Brad Inman
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Lately, I have lamented the fact that the real estate industry craves more leadership. Then, out of the blue, Trulia founder Pete Flint re-enters the real estate stratosphere, announcing on Facebook, “After thinking about homelessness for 10-plus years but not having the bandwidth to help, I'm delighted to join @NewStoryCharity as an adviser.” ...
  • Podcast: Proven prequalification scripts and strategies — Part 2

    Tim & Julie Harris
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    So you're getting leads -- but are they worth your valuable time, or just a waste of your time? In yesterday's broadcast, we started a discussion of buyer and seller prequalification, and introduced some key scripts and strategies you can use to help identify the valuable, motivated, qualified leads worth investing time in ...
  • Guaranteed Rate’s online mortgage application process attracts thousands

    Amy Swinderman
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:54 am
    If you have watched any television lately, you may have seen “Extreme Home Makeover” host and home improvement expert Ty Pennington stumping for Guaranteed Rate in commercials, touting the mortgage lender and technology company’s “low, low mortgage rates.” ...
  • Freddie Mac’s diagnosis: Housing markets are in stable condition

    Amy Swinderman
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:53 am
    Taking its Multi-Indicator Market Index (MiMi) stethoscope to the U.S. housing market, government-sponsored enterprise Freddie Mac gave more than half of the states a clean bill of health this week ...
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  • Homeside Financial appoints Jared Wade senior vice president

    27 Aug 2015 | 3:19 pm
    Homeside Financial, a growing privately held mortgage bank, is adding Jared Wade as the company’s senior vice president of national talent acquisition and strategic growth. Ward previously served in similar executive roles for New Penn Financial, Movement Mortgage and Bank of America.
  • Altisource Residential adds CEO George Ellison to board of directors

    27 Aug 2015 | 2:32 pm
    George Ellison, who has served as the CEO of Altisource Residential Corporation since taking over for the company’s original CEO, Ashish Pandey in June, is now a member of the company’s board of directors as well.
  • Here come the 75 million homebuying Millennials

    27 Aug 2015 | 2:29 pm
    Out of 75.3 million Millennials, 93% want to own a home in the near future, so brace yourself. They're coming. And this infographic gives a representation of what to expect from this upcoming young generation.
  • Ex-Fifth Third banker starts mortgage-bond hedge fund

    27 Aug 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Meet Kevin Taylor. In 2013, he left his position running mortgage-backed securities trading desk at Fifth Third Bank to start Mariemont Capital. And according to a report from the Cincinnati Business Courier, Taylor is finding success investing in residential mortgage bonds and delivering big returns for his investors.
  • HUD gives $101M to communities for lead paint, home hazard removal

    27 Aug 2015 | 12:57 pm
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded over $101 million to 32 city, county and state governments to deal with lead paint and other home hazards. Here's the skinny.
 
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  • BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 8/18/15

    18 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 8/18/15 on the Web.In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:Builder confidence rises to 61 in August for the highest reading since November 2005Empire State Manufacturing Survey tumbles sharply in August but future outlook remains positiveProducer Price Index rose 0.2 percent in July but down 0.8 percent for previous 12-month periodConsumer sentiment dips in preliminary August readingWant to advertise in the newsletter and reach over 130,000 readers? Contact National Sales Manager Nick…
  • BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 8/14/15

    14 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 8/14/15 on the Web.In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:Retail sales rose 0.6 percent in July, revised upwards for May and JuneInitial unemployment claims rise by 5,000 in latest report, but 4-week average still lowest since April 2000Business inventories rose in June by highest amount since January 2013Mortgage applications remained mostly flat in latest survey as rates remained unchangedWant to advertise in the newsletter and reach over 130,000 readers? Contact National Sales…
  • BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 8/13/15

    13 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 8/13/15 on the Web.In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:Productivity grew 1.3 percent in the second quarter of 2015Job openings dropped to 5.2 million in JuneWholesale inventories rose more than expected in JuneWant to advertise in the newsletter and reach over 130,000 readers? Contact National Sales Manager Nick Cosan at nkosan@penpubinc.com.www.metrointel.com
  • BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 8/11/15

    11 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 8/11/15 on the Web.In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:Employment rose by 215,000 in July as unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.3 percentConsumer credit rose in June by 7.3 percentWant to advertise in the newsletter and reach over 130,000 readers? Contact National Sales Manager Nick Cosan at nkosan@penpubinc.com.www.metrointel.com
  • BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 8/7/15

    7 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 8/7/15 on the Web.In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:Announced job cuts soar to over 100,000 in July, with half attributed to U.S. Army reductionsInitial unemployment claims rise by 3,000 in latest reportMortgage applications rise 4.7 percent in latest survey as rates dipWant 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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    News-to-Use from Region VIII Office of Multifamily Housing

  • New Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide Posted

    8 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    On August 7, 2015, the Department issued the new Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide. The transmittal cover sheet provides a summary of the changes with links to the changes in the document. The new Guide is posted under "SECTION 8 RENEWAL POLICY GUIDE (August 2015)"
  • Energy Survey and Website

    8 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    The Strategic Research Group may be contacting owners of affordable housing regarding a survey as part of a research project. Related to the survey efforts, HUD is launching a website with renewable energy resources aimed at public housing and multifamily owners and managers, as well as direct technical assistance to HUD-assisted property owners who commit to installing renewables onsite by 2020.
  • Housing Notice on HUD's Equal Access Rule

    21 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Housing Notice H-2015-06, Program Eligibility in Multifamily Assisted and Insured Housing Programs in Accordance with HUD's Equal Access Rule, was issued on July 13, 2015. Multifamily Housing has published a notice on HUD's Equal Access rule. On February 3, 2012, HUD published a final rule entitled Equal Access to Housing in HUD Programs Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity (77 FR 5662). The rule ensures that housing across HUD programs is open to all eligible individuals and families regardless of actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status. This…
  • Energy Efficiency Grants Available for Affordable Housing Providers in Colorado

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Energy Outreach Colorado is accepting applications for its 2015-16 Affordable Housing Energy Weatherization Grant beginning April 1 through April 30, 2015.
  • 2015 PAC Renewal Instructions Announced

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    HUD has just released the instructions for renewing Project Assistance Contracts (PACs) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015. The instructions provide guidance to the field for processing PAC renewals for FY2015. The expiring PACs may be renewed for a period of one year only. Headquarters sent the instructions to the field offices on March 24, 2015.
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    NHC Open House Blog

  • Habitat for Humanity International August Recess Toolkit to encourage support of HOME

    27 Aug 2015 | 8:30 am
     News from NHC"s family of members by Radiah Shabazz, National Housing Conference In celebration of the new online resources NHC is developing, we're featuring stories about the tools and resources of some of our members.   NHC member Habitat for Humanity International ensured the congressional August recess wasnt a lag on the advocacy front with the release of its August Recess Advocacy toolkit, which focused on the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME). As NHC has previously reported in the Washington Wire, funding for the HOME program has been at risk of major…
  • Enterprise A.C.T.I.O.N Campaign advocates for LIHTC

    26 Aug 2015 | 7:30 am
     News from NHC's family of members by Radiah Shabazz, National Housing Conference In celebration of the new online resources NHC is developing, we're featuring stories about the tools and resources of some of our members.  NHC member Enterprise Community Partners recently updated a set of advocacy fact sheets for the ACTION (A Call to Invest in Our Neighborhoods) Campaign. The campaign is a national, grassroots coalition of over 1,000 national, state and local organizations including NHC focused on ensuring that low-income working families throughout the nation have access to…
  • Why health matters

    25 Aug 2015 | 7:36 am
    by Ellen Tohn, Tohn Environmental Strategies; Rupal Sanghvi, HealthxDesign; Cheryl Gladstone, Enterprise Community Partners; Matthew Trowbridge, MD, MPH, University of Virginia School of Medicine; Megan Sandel, MD, MPH, Children’s Health Watch, Boston University School of MedicineNHC invites our members to write on important housing topics. The views expressed by guest bloggers do not necessarily reflect those of NHC or its members.Health and wellness are largely driven by activities outside of the doctor’s office. Where we live, work and play all have a tremendous impact on our health.
  • An internship that connects research and practice, local and national

    20 Aug 2015 | 6:35 am
    by Emma Tinsley, National Housing Conference As my internship at NHC’s Center for Housing Policy comes to an end, I’ve been reflecting on my original skepticism about working in housing policy in Washington, D.C. My decision to get a master’s degree in urban planning was rooted in my love for local policy and the role lower-level policy decisions play in our everyday lives, and I was worried all D.C. policy work would be centered on federal politics. To my pleasant surprise, NHC and its Center for Housing Policy successfully engage all policy levels and acknowledge the diversity of…
  • My summer in D.C.

    12 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    by Emily Brown, National Housing Conference During my first year in the Community and Regional Planning program at the University of Oregon, I ran across NHC’s website while working on a housing project for a class. I had entered graduate school after working in environmental justice and community organizing with the intention of pursuing a career in affordable housing, and was on the hunt for a housing-related summer internship. I was excited to learn about NHC’s policy intern position which would give me the opportunity to learn about housing policy and community development. I…
 
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    The Official Real"ad"tor Awards

  • There ain’t no Font Big Enough

    blairedwards
    11 Aug 2015 | 11:01 am
    There Aint no Font Big Enough After driving by an entire community full of these benches for a good month and wondering what the hell they had emblazoned on them I decided to stop in front, take a picture, go back to Head Quarters and and have the staff forensically analyze.  Our crack squad has come to a consensus that this is THEBCHOMEHUNTERGROUP’s late night with a deadline at the printers Brand Miracle. “Listen baby, ain’t no font high enough, Ain’t no icons low enough, ain’t no tagline wide enough baby If you need me call me, no matter where you…
  • The Happy Thinker

    blairedwards
    13 Dec 2014 | 10:31 am
          Real Estate sales is all about trust and knowledge but Danette Ball of Coldwell Banker Ti-Tel Realty in Maple Ridge, British Columbia has thrown that to the wind with this revolutionary tactic. During  a lengthy toilet visit one afternoon she discovered her father’s copy of the acclaimed bathroom book Awkward Family Photos.  What followed was one of those moments of inspiration that rarely come in one’s life and if not acted upon tends to be lost forever.  Yes the Real Estate Thinker was hatched.  Danette is clearly lost in happy contemplation of selling you your…
  • Vroom vroom! Brent Roberts drives a Lamborghini Gallardo

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

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

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

  • Cashing In: Former NBA Forward Chris Mills Is Selling Tarzana Home

    Craig Donofrio
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Vincent Laforet/Getty Images Sport Former NBA forward Chris Mills, who starred for the Cleveland Cavaliers and New York Knicks in the ’90s, has put his very large—and very gated—Tarzana, CA, mansion on the market for $4.5 million. Once you get past the giant gates, you’ll be treated to a sprawling stonework driveway with a three-tier fountain and space to hold up to 18 cars. The interior of this lavish 6,498-square-foot mansion features travertine and marble flooring, wrought-iron balconies, and coffered cathedral ceilings. The five-bedroom house also has a library, media…
  • Hottest Courts in the Land: 13 Smashing Homes for Tennis Lovers

    Claudine Zap
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:00 pm
    realtor.com Tennis, anyone? In honor of the upcoming U.S. Open, we decided to run down top-seeded homes with tennis courts around the country. We had the advantage of finding listings of smashing homes for sale—each perfect for holding your own personal tournament. If any of these places appeals to your inner Serena Williams, slip on your tennis whites and get ready to volley. Address: 5430 Vanalden Ave, Tarzana, CA Price: $2,199,000 Love score: The listing description wasn’t kidding when it dubbed this compound a “totally updated gated tennis-court estate.” The five-bedroom…
  • Quite a Catch: NFL Great Randy Moss Is Selling Rhode Island Home

    Craig Donofrio
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Rob Tringali/Sportschrome/Getty Images Legendary NFL wide receiver Randy Moss is tossing his Lincoln, RI, home to the sidelines for $749,000—a 40% reduction from the price he paid in 2008. That’s all right, though: The six-time Pro Bowler can afford to be thrown for a (relative) pittance of a loss if he decides to suit up and return to the NFL. While that’s looking ahead for him, let’s look at what he’s leaving behind. The 38-year-old athlete, whose incredible athleticism earned him the nickname of “The Freak,” is selling a 3,846-square-foot contemporary home situated…
  • Restoring New Orleans by Building on Its Past

    Craig Donofrio
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    SNAP Real Estate Photography; LLC In New Orleans, many homeowners see themselves as temporary guardians of history. They work tirelessly to protect and preserve the city’s storied past, through tempered renovations on their homes and an eye for the architectural nuance that makes this Southern city so unique. When Hurricane Katrina swept through their communities, destroying everything in its path, all that had been preserved for nearly 300 years was put at risk. But new architects rose up and—with respect for the roots and traditions of New Orleans—started rebuilding. And along…
  • #TBT Hot Tubs: Cool or Not?

    Rosie Amodio
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:03 am
    Vanilla Ice: Dave Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images As summer wanes and we start imagining those crisp fall nights, hot tubs come to mind. This week’s throwback is a nod to the whirlpool. Whether it’s made out of wood (the material of hot tub traditionalists), acrylic, or fiberglass—or if it even boasts the proprietary name Jacuzzi—these spas with bubbly, circulating water action are as polarizing as Donald Trump. The word “hot tub” conjures up different images for different people: The ’70s version, complete with naked guy with chest hair and Burt Reynolds ’stache;…
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    Web Real Estate Tools

  • The 2015 Real Estate Rogues Gallery

    Peter Toner
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Despite warnings, assaults continue. Beverly Carter’s murder almost a year ago in Arkansas, raised new awareness of the dangers real estate agents face when they meet strangers. Whilst many Realtor’s have taken varied steps to protect themselves, that hasn’t stopped predators from... Summary only - Visit our site for the full article!
  • Introducing the Safety Monitor feature

    Peter Toner
    16 Aug 2015 | 12:06 pm
    There are plenty of safety monitors available … … but Verify Photo ID is the only one that sends distress messages with the prospects verified name and address plus DMV photo! In the video we run through the features that make up this part of the real estate agent safety app and explain... Summary only - Visit our site for the full article!
  • Interview with Peter Toner about Realtor safety

    Peter Toner
    12 Aug 2015 | 12:18 pm
    Last week I was at the Inman Connect conference in San Fransisco. It’s THE place where tech meets the real estate industry and I was there to meet Brokers, Agents and industry executives to promote our new safety app Verify Photo ID. Many of you have heard about or listen to Chris Smith on... Summary only - Visit our site for the full article!
  • Verify Photo ID selected as Inman Innovator finalist!

    Peter Toner
    20 Jul 2015 | 10:12 am
    Each year, Inman scans the universe of real estate companies … technology firms, individual innovators, successful agents, forward-thinking brokers, risk-takers and entrepreneurs. We cant tell you how thrilled we are, that our fledgling safety app has been selected as a finalist in the most... Summary only - Visit our site for the full article!
  • New feature – Verify Photo ID

    Peter Toner
    13 Jul 2015 | 3:07 pm
    A number of our beta testers asked for this feature … and we are happy to oblige – because it makes perfect sense! Some agents would prefer to meet in their office or at a local Starbucks and process the prospects photo ID during the meeting. Once logged into the app choose... Summary only - Visit our site for the full article!
 
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    Real Estate Investing Blog

  • Rent Inflation Shows No Signs of Letting Up

    Ruth Mantell
    23 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Landlords keep cranking up rents, with annual increases far outpacing price growth elsewhere in the economy, according to recent data released this summer. Rents in May were up 3.5% from a year earlier, while a gauge for overall consumer prices showed no growth according to the U.S. Labor Department. Read the rest of Rent Inflation Shows No Signs of Letting Up  For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2015 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate Investments. Your Premier Source for Turnkey Cash-Flow Investment Property.
  • Market Spotlight: Cash Flow in Kansas City | Podcast

    Marco Santarelli
    20 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    In this episode we take a look at Kansas City, MO and why it’s such a great market for real estate investors.  Most investors are not even aware of the incredible opportunities available to them there.  So we’ll dive in and take a look at why it’s a great market and what you can expect to find for your real estate investment portfolio. Read the rest of Market Spotlight: Cash Flow in Kansas City | Podcast  For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2015 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate Investments. Your Premier Source for Turnkey Cash-Flow…
  • 7 Steps for Picking a Strong Real Estate Market (Part 2)

    David Campbell
    17 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    In part one of 7 Steps for Picking a Strong Real Estate Market we discussed the first four litmus tests required for investing in a suitable market.  In this second part we will cover the last three tests to consider as part of your investment due diligence: Read the rest of 7 Steps for Picking a Strong Real Estate Market (Part 2)  For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2015 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate Investments. Your Premier Source for Turnkey Cash-Flow Investment Property.
  • Asset Protection for Real Estate Investors | Podcast

    Marco Santarelli
    7 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    The number one problem most real estate investors face today is knowing “how to protect” not “what to protect.”  Caught between attorneys, tax professionals, and self-proclaimed gurus, the average real estate investor finds himself awash in the quagmire of information and ideas with little coherency. In this episode we talk to asset protection attorney Clint Coons to examine some of the entities and strategies used by real estate investors to protect their wealth. Read the rest of Asset Protection for Real Estate Investors | Podcast  For more articles like this, please visit our…
  • 7 Steps for Picking a Strong Real Estate Market (Part 1)

    David Campbell
    4 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    A rental property is only valuable to you if there is a person willing and able to use your property and pay you rent.  If you buy a house standing by itself in the middle of a desert, your prospects of finding a paying tenant are poor.  You want a hassle-free cash-flow property near lots of well paid people.  Those people want to live near their jobs and the amenities they enjoy. For a property to be a suitable, it must be located in a market that passes the following litmus tests: Read the rest of 7 Steps for Picking a Strong Real Estate Market (Part 1)  For more articles like this,…
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    Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate News

  • 12760 Quarterhorse Lane, Woodbridge Virginia Now For Sale

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates)
    22 Aug 2015 | 3:53 am
    One  of the prettiest homes in the Westridge community has just been listed For SaleI have lived in and around the  Westridge Community since the community was built in the later nineteen eighties. Back then they had model row. That is where you could visit all the builders models in the same cul-de-sac. Well 12760 Quarterhorse Lane, Woodbridge Virginia 22192 is one of those models. The only reason I mention that is this. A builders model is typically their "Jewel Box!"Meaning the builder adds a lot of upgrades to show prospective buyers what is possible. For example take the front of…
  • Information Lake Ridge Virginia Homeowners Need To Know...

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates)
    19 Aug 2015 | 4:25 am
    If you live in the Lake Ridge Virginia area and are thinking of selling your home soon, then there is something you need to know.The local real estate market inventory is climbing.Market Update for Single Family Homes in the 22192 zip code area:Only Eight (8) Single Family resale homes received offers since August 1st,2015. With over 148 Single Family Homes to choose from that means "Opportunity and Choices!" for home-buyers. The knee jerk reaction most sellers  have is why now? When I want to sell.There are several reasons:  Move-up Buyers are not able to buy.Why? Over the past six or…
  • Are you sure you really should rent? When GRANT MONEY is Available.

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates)
    18 Aug 2015 | 4:47 am
    I recently saw an article that most first time home buyers who were renting could qualify for a home mortgage. Instead they are still paying some of the highest rents I have ever seen in Prince William County Virginia.The question begs to be asked. Why?I don't think first time buyers really grasp the concept of buying a home and what it could mean for you. You are saying NO, you may be just saying KNOW. I don't know enough.Let me share with you that I know a couple who purchased a home less than five years ago. Their family has expanded and they need more room.  They will be walking away…
  • Who's looking for a ground level condo in Lake Ridge Virginia?

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates)
    10 Aug 2015 | 5:27 am
          3580 Sherbrook Circle, Woodbridge, Virginia 22192 Just Listed Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews $ Click for current price2 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1047 SQUARE FEET Follow This Home! Featured Listings Lake Ridge Virginia Homes For Sale New Home Secrets You Need to Know Homes for Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Search Homes With a FREE Mobile App What is Your Home Worth? Presented By: Twins Selling Real Estate Twins Selling Real Estate EXIT Realty Associates 703-851-3085 Licensed In: Virginia License #: 0225018862   Schedule a…
  • Wordless Wednesday.....

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates)
    4 Aug 2015 | 10:44 am
    As the first week of August 2015 arrives Patty and myself are like two busy bee's. It feels more like May rather than August in our real estate world. Check out our newest listings on Twins Selling Real Estate.comHope you are having a great summer. Let us know if you need our help. Remember when it comes time to buy or sell. We work full time in real estate helping you attain your goal, so you can continue to do what do what you do best.   Peggy James  703-851-3085 Listing Specialist For The Twins Selling Real Estate Feel free to call me with any of your real estate questions.   Find…
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    Keller Williams Realty

  • Live From Mega Camp: Managing Your Database to Generate Referrals

    Keller Williams Realty International
    20 Aug 2015 | 3:27 pm
    Keller Williams Co-founder and Chairman of the Board Gary Keller and KW MAPS Coach Tony DiCello held a panel on managing your database in a fashion that generates referrals and repeat business. First up was panelist Mike Hicks, who says that 90 percent of his business is made up of referrals. He shared his three keys to building a referral business: Define your service. Deliver your service with systems. Ask for the referral and for them to come back. He defines service as staying focused on clients, staying out of judgment, leaping into curiosity and asking for help so you can align your…
  • Three Proven Lead Generation Strategies in Action

    Keller Williams Realty International
    20 Aug 2015 | 2:48 pm
    On the path of a ‘Millionaire Real Estate Agent’, it goes without saying that you need leads in order to feed your business. And, there are two overarching ways that you can gather leads; you can prospect or you can market for them. Like Gary Keller said during the Prospecting, Radio and Branding panel at Thursday’s Mega Agent Camp, if you are a lead generator, you probably look a lot like Keven Stirdivant. And Stirdivant has built his business around prospecting. He employs what he calls the “Five Daily Expectations” in order to keep his team prospecting in a fool-proof…
  • Group Coaching Clears a Path To Success

    Keller Williams Realty International
    20 Aug 2015 | 2:29 pm
    During the first day of Mega Agent, Keller Williams associates gathered in groups to participate in informative Lunch and Learns centered around various KW MAPS Group Coaching courses. “Everybody comes together and shares,” KW MAPS Coach Monica Reynolds said. “The group setting really encourages assistants to build self-esteem and take leadership.” KW MAPS Coaching offers group courses that amplify earnings by transforming outlooks through module based learning. Growth is essential to personal satisfaction and success; and, it doesn’t just happen. Success requires intention, focus…
  • Generate Leads, Listings and Leverage Online

    Keller Williams Realty International
    20 Aug 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Let’s talk about the Three L’s of the Internet; that’s that just what Gary Keller and Tony DiCello did during a Mega Camp panel discussion with associates Ben Kinney, Ryan Tollefson, Dan Wisdom and Heather Upton. Each panelist discussed the unique ways that they used the Internet to generate leads, win listings and create leverage for their business. Here’s the insights:   1. Focus on Your Traffic and Team: According to Ben Kinney the real key to Internet leads is focusing on how much traffic you need on your website and what you do once you get them there. “Too…
  • Gary Keller’s Real Estate Market Update

    Keller Williams Realty International
    20 Aug 2015 | 10:02 am
    Gary Keller and Jay Papasan kicked off Mega Agent Camp with an update on the US and Canadian housing markets. Keller reminded the audience that agents are the local economist for their clients. It is imperative that when talking to buyers and sellers they make sure to have the most current information available to help clients understand the national picture and make the most informed decision possible. Here is a recap of Keller and Papasan’s presentation. Housing Market Cycles The housing market is broken into four cycles; Downturn, Bottom, Recovery and Top. Downturn – Characterized…
 
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    The Real Deal New York » Home Page

  • Airbnb hires Clinton’s “master of disaster” to deal with backlash

    Rey Mashayekhi
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:01 pm
    With Airbnb facing increased criticism and regulation from landlords and lawmakers alike, the home-sharing service hired political operative Chris Lehane – a Clinton administration veteran with ties to both Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio – to head its “global policy” and public affairs operations. (more…)
  • Steve Madden sues Cayre, partners over “crumbling” 720 Lex

    Rey Mashayekhi
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:00 pm
    720 Lexington Avenue in Midtown Steve Madden’s beef with landlord Bobby Cayre and partners continues after the shoe retailer filed a lawsuit this week claiming its flagship Midtown location, at 720 Lexington Avenue, is dealing with a crumbling foundation, water damage and loose and fallen brick. The shoe retailer alleges that deteriorating conditions at the location, which it has occupied since 2007, have forced it to vacate the building’s basement and shut down its second-floor retail space in order to accommodate inventory storage, according to documents filed Tuesday in New York State…
  • US market overview panel set for TRD’s Shanghai showcase

    Judy
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:25 pm
    From left: Andrew Farkas, Greg Peng, Stephen Owens and Jonathan Miller The roster of participants in the “U.S. real estate market overview” panel at The Real Deal’s September showcase in China includes an outstanding lineup of real estate luminaries from across the country. Andrew Farkas of Island Capital, Greg Peng of Cindat, Dan Kodsi of Royal Palm Companies, Mark Chu of Eastdil Secured, Sean Mei of Partners Trust China and Stephen Owens of Swire Properties have confirmed their participation on the panel. Miller Samuel’s Jonathan Miller is moderating the panel. The panel…
  • BCB’s Berger, Excelsior’s Miller launch joint venture

    Mark Maurer
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:45 pm
    From left: 240 West 122nd Street and 222 St. Nicholas Avenue in Harlem (inset: Bennat Berger, Andrew Miller and Steven Vegh) BCB Property Management’s Bennat Charatan Berger and Excelsior Equities’ Andrew Miller have teamed up to form a new investment firm, The Real Deal has learned. The company, Novel Property Ventures, burst out of the gate with a Central Harlem multifamily portfolio buy for $35 million. (more…)
  • Are NYC’s office brokers neglecting startups?

    kp@therealdeal.com
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:15 pm
    From left: WeWork members at the firm’s Soho location, and Ashkan Zandieh (credit: WeWork) Considering the real estate industry’s current obsession with tech companies, this number is surprising: a third of New York’s tech startups have never been contacted by a leasing agent, according to a new survey by real estate consulting firm RE:Tech. (more…)
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    Northern Virginia Real Estate Blog

  • Financial Markets Are Rumbling – Should I Sell Now or Later?

    thebeltteam
    25 Aug 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Credit: KCM As summer comes to an end, children go back to school, and the days start getting shorter – we often get calls from folks who are thinking of selling in the Spring asking us to stop by to consult with them about what does and does not need doing between now and then. Well – in light of the current upheaval in the financial markets, our phones are ringing a little more frequently than normal. And we are happy that our clients consider us to be part of their “financial health team”. We have set up consultations this week to discuss our clients’ short…
  • Where Are Home Values Headed?

    thebeltteam
    21 Aug 2015 | 12:42 am
    “Keeping Current Matters” has provided us with some excellent information about where home values are headed. Whether you’re thinking of buying or selling a home in Northern VA – you’ll want to check what they had to say: “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…
  • National Real Estate Update – August 2015

    thebeltteam
    19 Aug 2015 | 1:02 am
    Wondering what’s happening in real estate across the nation? Well, for one thing, according to FHLMC, the national average for mortgage interest rates went up AGAIN. From 3.84% to 4% when we reported in July and up to 4.09% this month. This may not sound like a big increase, but here’s what it means in dollars and cents: $41,417.64 That’s the additional interest you would pay the bank if you had an $800,000 – 30 year loan  – paid monthly. YIKES! The other reason this small increase of .25% might scare you is that if this trend continues (and most are predicting…
  • GOLF Can Be A Serious Matter. And We’re NOT Kidding!

    thebeltteam
    17 Aug 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Most of what we write about on our blog is real estate. And that’s serious business. But sometimes things come up that are even more important. This is one of them. Our office is gearing up for October 5th and our SIXTH ANNUAL KW McLean Great Falls Charity Golf  Classic! . Here’s more info about the charities: KW McLean Cares is our 501(c)(3) charitable arm. Our motto is “We Give Where We Live“. And so we have chosen two local charities to benefit from our KW McLean Charity Golf Tournament & Auction: “Our Military Kids” and “Semper Fi Fund“.  Our Military…
  • 1637 Lozano Dr Vienna VA 22182 – Listed by The Belt Team – Open House August 16th

    thebeltteam
    13 Aug 2015 | 1:21 pm
    1637 Lozano Dr Vienna VA 22182 has just been listed by The Belt Team and will be OPEN ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 16 from 1-3PM. Here’s a sneak peek: More info, price & additional photos of 1637 Lozano Dr Vienna VA 22182 Call Kevin Kleifges & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 Search Vienna Homes for sale under $750,000 Search Vienna Homes for sale $750,000 to $850,000 Search Vienna Homes for sale $850,000 to $1 million Search Vienna Homes for sale above $1 million Vienna Real Estate Market Statistics FREE, Instant Online Home Valuation Welcome to this beautiful classic colonial sparkling…
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    Corporate Real Estate

  • JLL Global Office Index Q2 2015

    CRE Editors
    23 Aug 2015 | 2:54 pm
    From JLL, regarding the global office market as of Q2 2015: Rental growth continues to move at a steady pace, with the annual rate of growth on prime office assets across the 95 major markets covered... Please click on the link to read complete commentary. Thank you!
  • The Flexible Office Industry: Its Impact on People, Places and Workspace

    CRE Editors
    9 Aug 2015 | 3:09 pm
    From DTZ: Following the DTZ Coworking Revolution report published last year, we have continued to track the trends driving demand not only for Coworking, but also the wider Flexible Office sector.... Please click on the link to read complete commentary. Thank you!
  • Open a new world of opportunities | Publish on LinkedIn

    CRE Editors
    18 Jul 2015 | 2:33 pm
    Janet Matta writes to share advice with young professionals starting their careers. See how publishing on LinkedIn gave her a platform to reach a bigger audience than ever before—and connected her to... Please click on the link to read complete commentary. Thank you!
  • Global Corporate Real Estate Trends 2015

    CRE Editors
    5 Jul 2015 | 3:55 pm
    From JLL: Over the last six years we have captured the voice of the corporate real estate (CRE) community and provided powerful insights into the current status and future direction of the industry... Please click on the link to read complete commentary. Thank you!
  • JLL Digital Skyline Tool: 47 Cities Across the U.S. and Canada

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

  • We Just Listed 1104 Gage Cv, Round Rock TX 78665!

    Adrian Stechnij
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:19 am
    We just listed a home for sale in The Preserve at Dyer Creek at 1104 Gage Cv. This charming and spacious single story home was built by Gehan Homes in 2012, and features an abundance of architectural details and upgrades. Situated in a cul-de-sac, this home has great curb appeal thanks to the use of ...
  • We Just Listed 7102 Treasure Cv #17, Austin TX 78745!

    Nate Howry
    15 Aug 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Nate Howry has just listed a south Austin condo for sale at 7102 Treasure Cove, Unit #17. Located in Wyldwood Place Condominiums, this unit was built in 1982 and has 916 sqft (per TCAD). Photo Gallery About Wyldwood Place Condominiums The Wyldwood Place Condominiums are everything but your typical condominium complex.  They are a series ...
  • We Just Listed 215 Comanche Ln, Point Venture (Lago Vista), TX 78645!

    Cynthia Spencer
    13 Aug 2015 | 10:03 pm
    We just listed a beautifully remodeled townhome at 215 Comanche Ln. Located on the northshore of Lake Travis, this residence features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 1,741 sqft of living space. Located in Point Venture, you will enjoy resort-style living including easy access to golf courses, lake activities, a marina, a pool, tennis courts and ...
  • Looking for a Lake Travis Home? Consider Point Venture!

    Cynthia Spencer
    10 Aug 2015 | 10:56 pm
    I recently decided to take a drive over to Point Venture to explore the area and to learn more about this popular vacation and retirement community. What I discovered surprised me, and it might entice you to consider adding The Village of Point Venture to your short list of places to own your next home near the ...
  • Looking for Affordable Housing in South Austin? Check out Westgate Grove!

    Cory Laurel
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:43 am
    In today’s market when real estate price are reaching new high’s and are borderline ridiculous, what does the City of Austin need most? Affordable Housing. Momark Development and Wes Peoples Homes have come along to provide the perfect solution to a problem that many buyers are facing – affordability. The new Westgate Grove Development in ...
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    THE TENANT ADVISOR

  • U.S. Medical Office Construction Trends

    CoyDavidson
    24 Aug 2015 | 2:43 pm
    Healthcare Construction Trends Reflect Industry Shift Medical office construction trends reflect the cyclical impact of the recession as well as significant changes occurring within the healthcare industry: Economic and financial market factors: lenders reluctant to finance commercial construction projects, including healthcare facilities, during and coming out of the recession; and Major shifts and uncertainty in […]
  • Unplugging is Difficult!

    CoyDavidson
    21 Aug 2015 | 8:21 am
    The Tenant Advisor is on Vacation In case you were wondering why I have not posted anything new this week, it is because I have been in the Austin area all week on vacation. Yes, I have had to work some this week, but have limited that activity to a few active client transactions. I […]
  • This Week in the Economy

    CoyDavidson
    14 Aug 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Stocks Post Modest Gains for the Week All three major stock indexes posted modest increases in value for the week. The Dow was up 0.60% for the week and the S&P advanced 0.67%. The tech heavy Nasdaq gained 0.09% in value for the week. Below are links to the top economic reports released this week for the […]
  • This Week’s Recommended Reading

    CoyDavidson
    14 Aug 2015 | 12:25 pm
    5 Articles to Read this Weekend Surge in Commercial Real-Estate Prices Stirs Bubble Worries Investors are pushing commercial real-estate prices to record levels in cities around the world, fueling concerns that the global property market is overheating. The valuations of office buildings sold in… Wall Street Journal The Workplace of the Future: All About Flexibility […]
  • This Week in Healthcare Real Estate

    CoyDavidson
    13 Aug 2015 | 9:44 pm
    Healthcare Real Estate News from Across the Web Economy Watch: Healthcare Expansion Boosts Demand for Space The vagaries of the yuan are getting most of the economic headlines this week, but of longer-term interest—especially for owners and managers of healthcare-related real estate—are the latest reports on the rates of U.S. health insurance coverage… Commercial Property […]
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    Learn Real Estate Investing | Lifestyles Unlimited

  • *Replay* (August 26, 2015) Tell Del Tuesday “Challenge Accepted” – Featuring Honored Guest & Member Don F

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:17 pm
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/202b5efdb34d94be43dab3992b523e354c9346b7/LURadio081115.mp3 *DEL WALMSLEY IS OUT LIVING THE LIFESTYLE, SO PLEASE ENJOY A REPLAY OF ONE OF OUR EARLIER EPISODES* If you think the type of real estate investing success you hear about on The Del Walmsley Radio Show is only for those privileged enough to inherit the money to achieve it, then it’s time to think again. On this show, Del and Don take a stroll down 20 years of memory lane from when Don started with all the cards stacked against him to his full retirement. You will…
  • (August 25, 2015) Tell Del Tuesday “A Quick Study With A Keen Eye” – Featuring Our New MF Consultant Don Rowell

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    25 Aug 2015 | 2:48 pm
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/53d93a0893699023defa0910cf7848141494fd81/LURadio082515.mp3 Don is a quick study with a keen eye for opportunity, but even such a talented person can come to yearn for something more. Come and take a listen to this story of Don’s varied past, hear about how he shared a milestone moment in our history, and benefit from the insights that come from his investing career! What’s more, join us in welcoming him to our Dallas team! The post (August 25, 2015) Tell Del Tuesday “A Quick Study With A Keen Eye”…
  • (August 24, 2015) Chinese Stock Crashes, U.S. Future’s Fall & RE Investors Move On With Their Day

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:07 am
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/4739c1311d49d64ab2126c6df2f2bf34358066d0/LURadio082415.mp3 What’s up for the show today? It’s a harrowing tale of Del Walmsley sitting back and sipping his coffee while the stock world goes topsy turvy. Nonetheless, Del has much to report: a perturbed Canadian billionaire, an immaculately buffered real estate market and a look at stock investing without the rose colored glasses. The post (August 24, 2015) Chinese Stock Crashes, U.S. Future’s Fall & RE Investors Move On With Their Day appeared first on…
  • (August 22, 2015) There Is A Plan C!

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    22 Aug 2015 | 2:48 pm
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/9c8257b56b209a0e5062206b2a7a74657844524e/LURadio082215.mp3 The major retirement problem is not knowing there is a better solution out there. It’s not scrimping and saving, and it’s not working till you die. It’s plan C and it’s oh so much better! The post (August 22, 2015) There Is A Plan C! appeared first on Lifestyles Unlimited.
  • (August 21, 2015) Getting Around Roadblocks To Success

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    21 Aug 2015 | 2:53 pm
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/eb43d57263f15998ef9b9cc5b42baf758734a22f/LURadio082115.mp3 To close off the week, Del Walmsley is concerned with one thing: aligning you with the goals that matter most to you and to propelling you towards them. Enjoy! The post (August 21, 2015) Getting Around Roadblocks To Success appeared first on Lifestyles Unlimited.
 
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    Your Home in Calgary - the Calgary Real Estate Market

  • Just Listed - 122 345 Rocky Vista Park NW. Original Owners!

    Monika Furtado
    12 Aug 2015 | 1:17 pm
    Original owners. This warm and welcoming 2 bedroom /2 bath condo at the Pavillions of Rocky Ridge is within walking distance of Tuscany LRT. Exceptionally well cared for and clean, this unit is painted with neutral colors and recent upgrades include 6 ¼ inch plank floors throughout the entire unit except the laundry. Facing west the unit is on the main floor and overlooks the enclosed patio between the buildings. The balcony is inviting and sheltered from the elements. The property is fully accessible via ramps. The open floorplan allows for the master bedroom with 3 piece ensuite and…
  • Calgary Real Estate Market Update - August 12, 2015

    Monika Furtado
    11 Aug 2015 | 5:52 pm
    Over the last few weeks the Calgary real estate market has hit its usual summer lull. While folks head on holiday and out to enjoy everything that's wonderful about an Alberta summer, the real estate market is continuing the seasonal trend in the background. While sales are down from last year so are new listings so that overall ratios remain balanced.  The amount of inventory available for buyers is very dependent on the area of the city and price point. I have ample options to show some buyers others are waiting on new listings as there is little out there that matches their needs.
  • Just Listed - 3 Bedroom Townhouse at 51 - 3809 45 St SW Calgary

    Monika Furtado
    14 Jul 2015 | 3:47 pm
    Enjoy the evening sun on your private back patio. This 3 bedroom townhouse has been upgraded, well cared for and it shows. Inside you will find an open living room, updated kitchen with granite counters and spacious eating nook all with warm laminate floors. The laundry is also on the main level. Upstairs are three bedrooms including a very spacious master bedroom and a 4 piece full bath with tiled tub surround. This complex is pet friendly and one of the few options that offer a private fenced yard and garden. This unit is on the west side of the complex looking out to the street beyond and…
  • Just Listed - 410 345 Rocky Vista Park NW - Amazing top floor unit in the Pavillions

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

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

  • When Pet Owners Do Not Pick Up Their Pet’s Feces

    Property Management Software
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:31 am
      When Pet Owners Do Not Pick Up Their Pet’s Feces And you just stepped on what you think it is! You being a good landlord has allowed your tenants to keep their pets and this how they greet you? More precisely the problem does not arise when you allow your tenant to keep pets on the property, more so that it arises when tenants allow their pets to leave their calling cards around the property without any regards or respect for your property. Not only is this scenario unsightly and smelly but if not dealt with immediately, can become the cause for spreading various diseases in the…
  • Tips for Starting a Real Estate Newsletter

    Property Management Software
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:05 am
      Tips for Starting a Real Estate Newsletter Marketing your real estate can be difficult because of the number of things you need to market many different things including services, property listings, showing local expertise and lot more. How great it would be if you could show case all of them at the same time at a single place?. The answers to all of these questions lies in publishing a real estate newsletter. Doing so will help you stand out from your competition while staying on top of your client’s. Below are some simple steps that can help you manage your own newsletter without…
  • Tips and Tricks: Track Your Rental Income and Expenses

    Property Management Software
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:31 am
      Tips and Tricks Every business has income and expenses, and having a good system to track both of these essentials will make your life much more manageable. At the end of the month when it’s time to pay the bills, mortgage, and rent collection and with very few checkpoints throughout the month, you will be able to save a lot of time and money, keeping your books happy and stress free. Online Bill Payment It’s time for you to save time and de-clutter your desk by paying all of your bills online. By paying your bills online, you will be able to save the time from repeated trips…
  • Things to know about short sales

    Property Management Software
    23 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
      Things to know about short sales Short Sale: the mere mention of these forbidden words in the realm of real estate can scare the hell out of even the most established and professional real estate agents. While they almost vanished fromreal estate ever since the big real estate crash, they are still out there somewhere and can be their ticket to a new home for certain buyers. Though every sale is unique on its own whether short or not, there are few things that a short sale buyer must understand. Below is a list of some of those key things. Patience The most important thing to…
  • Protect Yourself Legally Against High Risk Residents

    Property Management Software
    23 Aug 2015 | 10:48 am
      Protect Yourself Legally Against High Risk Residents The job of landlord/property manager is difficult as it is, and adding legal issues to it, all hell can break loose. It is very common for landlords to face lawsuits which arise from problems caused by problem residents. Such legal issues can be avoided very easily with the help of a well written lease. The lease should clearly mention legal rights that residents have while they are staying on the property. Below are some recommendations on what any landlord should consider to protect themselves against the problem residents. Do not…
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    30A Luxury Homes

  • Fun Things to Do in Watercolor this Fall

    Joy
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:41 am
    Fun Things to Do in Watercolor this Fall WaterColor is a resort-style community of 30A luxury homes that offers a relaxed and secluded atmosphere where you can enjoy an entire day at the beach or exploring all the wonderful things to see and do in WaterColor. Dining Fish Out of Water, an award-winning restaurant, is the perfect place for a romantic date or to celebrate a special occasion with gourmet cuisine and perfect views of the gulf. Boating & Fishing For boating and fishing lovers, WaterColor offers the best fishing and boating experience! Choose from the 17 freshwater and saltwater…
  • Best Things to Do in Seaside near Homes along 30A

    Joy
    19 Aug 2015 | 10:20 am
    Best Things to Do in Seaside near Homes along 30A If you are a new owner of a 30A luxury home and are looking for things to do around the area, try visiting Seaside, FL. Aside from the pristine white sand and crystal clear waters that beckon everyone to its beaches, Seaside has a great assortment of shops, restaurants, and activities that the entire family will surely enjoy! Here are some best places and things to do in Seaside: Best place to get coffee in Seaside: Amavida Coffee and Tea – Start your morning with a stroll near homes along 30A and grab a cup of coffee at Amavida Coffee…
  • The Best Farmers’ Markets near 30A Luxury Homes

    Joy
    3 Aug 2015 | 10:23 am
    The Best Farmers’ Markets near 30A Luxury Homes Residents of 30A luxury homes have lots of options to choose from when it comes to farmers markets. Here are the best farmers markets near homes along 30A: Seaside Farmers Market Location: Seaside Amphitheater, 25 Central Square Seaside, FL 32459 Every Saturday, the Seaside Farmers Market opens from 8AM to 12PM at the Seaside Amphitheater. Rain or shine, the Seaside Market vendors offer their fresh, locally grown produce, beef from happy cows, homemade goods, organic eggs, artisan breads and cheeses, preserves, doggie treats, and so much…
  • Where to Get the Best Burgers along 30A

    Joy
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:29 am
    Where to Get the Best Burgers along 30A Whether you’re chilling in your 30A luxury home or spending a hot day at the beach and you suddenly get a craving for a big juicy burger…you’re in luck! South Walton has some of the best burger joints! Here are some great places to get delicious burgers near homes along 30A: Marie’s Bistro Location: 2260 Scenic 30A West Blue Mountain Beach, Fl 32459 Phone: 850-278-6856 Get an All-American ½ lb cheeseburger made from Black Angus beef, grilled to your liking whether medium or medium-rare. Chanticleer Eatery Location: 55 Clayton Lane, Santa…
  • 4 Great Summer Decorating Tips for Your 30A Luxury Home

    Joy
    20 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    4 Great Summer Decorating Tips for Your 30A Luxury Home It’s a fact that 30A luxury homes are among the most beautiful homes you can ever find not just in Florida, but in the entire country. In its beach communities, you’ll find beautifully designed homes that blend with the surrounding elements. Most of these homes along 30A give fantastic views of the Gulf of Mexico. If you already own or are thinking of buying a 30A luxury home for sale, how do you enhance the inside of your home to make it match the beauty outside? Here are 4 great tips to make your home more appealing, relaxing, and…
 
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    Unconditional

  • HouGarden – a few frequently asked questions.

    admin
    23 Aug 2015 | 7:08 pm
    Is HouGarden owned by Realestate.co.nz? HouGarden.com is not owned by Realestate.co.nz. It is independent of any real estate agency or organisation, providing a level playing field for vendors and agents who are seeking to reach Chinese purchasers. What is the business relationship between Realestate.co.nz and HouGarden? HouGarden.com was founded in 2011 by Sam Yin. Since then HouGarden.com has kept a close business relationship with Realestate.co.nz in a joint venture arrangement. HouGarden pulls all listings directly from Realestate.co.nz and translates them for the Chinese buyer market.
  • The Property Line, Issue 1. August 2015

    admin
    23 Aug 2015 | 7:07 pm
    Welcome to the first edition of The Property Line Quarterly Report, which looks at some of the major forces driving this country’s property market. A key theme of this report is the balance between supply and demand. It looks at how migration has pushed demand for housing in Auckland well above the supply that’s coming on stream, and how the gap between the two is getting bigger by the day. It also looks at what’s happening with residential investment yields and suggests capital gain is the only game in town for Auckland investors. We concentrate on the supply side of the equation for…
  • Our Top 10 Most Interesting Homes for August 2015

    admin
    20 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    # 1 This gothic-inspired home has its very own 15 metre turret with stunning panoramic views of Auckland. Aesthetically bold and described by some as a magical place to live, this 1860’s Epsom mansion is any historians dream home. http://www.realestate.co.nz/2531640 # 2 Here is a truly iconic slice of original Wellington – the Logan House at Windy Point. Each room owns a different view of the harbour, and many of the early Athfield hallmarks are evident: rounded walls, slit windows, tile flooring, floor to ceiling glass. Spread over 7 levels and built with 16,000 reclaimed bricks…
  • 2 ½ years of NZ houses

    admin
    12 Aug 2015 | 11:26 pm
    We wanted to see “What does a house look like?”, so Realestate.co.nz looked at all the new listings across New Zealand between 1 Jan 2013 to 30 June 2015 and separated listings for house and town houses.  We found some surprising changes and put them in the infographic below. Pretty interesting, eh?  If you would like to see the data we uncovered, you can find it here.                  
  • Data indicates East Asian interest in Auckland property accounts for around 5% of those viewing online listings in the city

    admin
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Many East Asian buyers are likely to be immigrants already living in New Zealand AUCKLAND, 1 August 2015 – A viewership analysis by Realestate.co.nz, New Zealand’s largest property listing website, indicates that visitors to the portal who are primary speakers of an East Asian language comprise around 5% of all online traffic viewing Auckland property, up from 4% the same time last year. Moreover, geo-location analysis shows that almost half the East Asian online traffic is likely to originate in New Zealand from immigrants already living here. Realestate.co.nz carried out the data…
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    REJournals.com

  • Brennan Investment Group appoints Brad O’Halleran to managing principal

    Staff Writer
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Brennan Investment Group has named Brad O’Halloran a managing principal of the firm. O’Halloran will also continue to serve as executive director of investor relations. He will maintain primary responsibility for expanding the company’s private client investor base as well as servicing Brennan’s existing investors, and advise on special acquisition and development projects. Prior to joining Brennan Investment Group, O’Halloran was the regional director of development for the University of Notre Dame’s Chicago Region. He earned his bachelors degree and…
  • Essex Realty Group completes $2.85 million sale of office tower in Chicago

    Stephanie Aguilar
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:23 pm
    Essex Realty Group, Inc. completed the sale of 617 W. Fulton Street in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood for $2,850,000. The 15,900-square-foot property is situated on the south side of Fulton Street, between Des Plaines Street and Jefferson Street. Matt Welke and Jason Fishleder were the brokers on the transaction.      
  • Monroe Plaza signs new leases, renewals totaling 149,780 square feet of space

    Staff Writer
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Two adjacent office towers acquired by Accesso Partners, LLC., last year at 200 and 230 West Monroe in Chicago’s West Loop, have leased 149,780 square feet to new and existing tenants in the past four months. Transactions: Visanow, a global immigration processing firm, has leased 30,500 square feet at 230 West Monroe; Great American Insurance Corp., a specialty property and casualty insurer, has leased 17,645 square feet; The Vitality Group, health and wellness consultants, expanded its presence in 200 West Monroe and now occupies 40,500 square feet. Barcodes Inc. an information…
  • Equity Office appoints Eli Khouri president and chief executive officer

    Staff Writer
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Blackstone’s Equity Office, has appointed Eli Khouri as president and chief executive officer.  Effective late September, he will succeed Tom August who will be retiring from Equity Office’s CEO but will continue to serve on the firm’s board. Khouri holds more than 30 years of real estate investment and operations experience. Previously, Khouri was at Kilroy Realty Corporation, where he served as executive vice president and chief investment officer. Prior to that, he served as co-founder and managing director at Broadreach Capital Partners and chief investment officer at…
  • Associated Bank completes $1.45 construction loan to convert Chicago building into apartments

    Staff Writer
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Associated Bank has completed a $1,450,000 construction loan for the conversion of an existing office building into 10 apartments. The project, which is being developed by City Pads LLC, is located at 5701 N. Ashland in Andersonville on Chicago’s north side. All units will all be renovated to condo-quality finishes including granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, individual HVAC, updated bathrooms and on-site parking Andy Ahitow, manager of City Pads’ $20 million portfolio, is also managing partner and co-founder of Chicago Apartment Finders. City Pads was…
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    PropertyManager.com

  • 3 Steps to Begin Working with Millennials

    Rachel Jefferson
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:53 am
    The number of Millennials represents almost 50 percent of home buyers, yet the number of Millennials in the real estate workforce is tiny by comparison. In this article, Inman shares three tips to learning more about and how to connect with this influential generation. And these tips easily translate to property managers who are looking to bring in more employees who have the Millennial perspective. Read more on Inman.
  • Property Managers Prepare for More Renters and Fewer Vacancies

    Marc Courtenay
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:30 am
    In today’s housing market there are some unmistakable trends that I’ve commented on in recent articles. The number of owner-occupied dwellings is dropping while rental vacancies are vanishing. Put another way, recent data from varying sources—including the Census Bureau—verifies that vacancy rates have fallen to a 30-year low. Residents are finding fewer choices available to rent than at any time since 1985. At the end of the 2nd quarter of 2015, the vacancy rate plunged to 6.8% while the year-over-year growth in the number of new households jumped from 115 million to over 117…
  • How to Choose Smart Technology in Your Rentals

    Rachel Jefferson
    21 Aug 2015 | 10:53 am
    A “Smart House” with technology-based features is a popular request from renters. But there are pros and cons property managers should consider before installing modern pieces onto their property. While installing technology-based security systems can provide a positive return, investing in the installation of a $11,000 coffee maker may not be your best possible investment. Read more from Inman.com.
  • Building Your Wealth with Rental Properties

    Rachel Jefferson
    19 Aug 2015 | 8:49 am
    If you’re considering buying a property to rent out, you’re on the right track. Owning and renting a property can benefit the property owner and the property itself. There are several steps in accomplishing this, from creating positive cash flow to receiving tax benefits for owning a rental property. These are just two of the seven ways Trulia believes a property can boost its value and the owner’s net worth. Read more on Trulia.com.
  • How to Turn Evictions into Growth Opportunities

    Marc Courtenay
    18 Aug 2015 | 8:30 am
    There is nothing fun about the eviction process. However, when a resident stops paying rent or becomes a problem tenant, appropriate action must be taken. But property managers can turn this frustrating process into a growth opportunity to find new owners. You might also discover potential clients that are ready to sell their “headache” properties. Turn the stress of evictions into an opportunity for your business First, check in with the local Housing Court, District Court, or call both the City and County Circuit Courts to find out if there’s a way to contact owners that are in…
 
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    Select Property

  • Can first time UK property investors afford to buy in London?

    Gareth Marshall
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:38 am
    As a surge of overseas investors cash in their real estate in the capital, has London hit an affordability ceiling for new international buyers? Summary: Overseas investors have sold more than £3.4 billion worth of property in London in the last six years, making £870 million in profit Although historically the hotspot for international investors heading to the UK, interest among new buyers for property in London is waning, with rocketing property prices and devaluing international currencies pushing real estate in the capital out of reach for many Could property in regional UK cities offer…
  • Huge demand for Sheffield property makes it UK ‘gazumping’ capital

    Steven Sedgwick
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:52 am
    A massive surge in demand for property in Sheffield means that more buyers are prepared to go to extra lengths to secure their assets. Summary: Sheffield has been named as the gazumping capital of the UK Demand for property in the city has been rising for some time and buyers are deciding to go to extra lengths to get the real estate they want Newcastle also experienced an increase in gazumping, while demand for property in London subsided High demand for UK real estate has seen nearly a quarter of all home purchasers be ‘gazumped’ by other buyers with higher bids. The frenzied demand for…
  • Is it time for UK property investors to leave London?

    Gareth Marshall
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:28 am
    As property in the capital hits an affordability ceiling, should international investors head to regional UK cities in search of asset diversification? Summary: Despite huge interest in UK property from overseas, new research shows that interest from international investors for property in central London is waning Rising property prices and devaluing international currencies means that London is becoming too expensive to access for many Can regional UK cities offer strong returns at lower entry prices for international investors looking to add foreign assets to their portfolio in order to…
  • Singapore property market hit by Black Monday

    Steven Sedgwick
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:18 am
    A lack of investor confidence following Black Monday will have a lasting impact on the growth potential of the Singaporean property market. Summary: A delicate Singaporean property market has been hit by a lack of investor confidence The devaluation of the Chinese yuan will also have an impact on the market Investors looking to minimise their exposure to risk will seek out property safe-havens such as the UK Black Monday is set to cast a long shadow over the Singapore property market. The lack of investor confidence that is now spreading through the region will badly affect the delicate…
  • The GCC are buying into the UK’s Northern Powerhouse

    Steven Sedgwick
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:24 am
    Select Property launches new CitySuites luxury serviced apartment scheme. Summary: 24% of Select Property investors are from the GCC, with 18% from the UAE 42 of the 260 units at the new Manchester CitySuites scheme were sold to GCC investors Manchester is attracting world-leading organisations with 80 of the FTSEs 100 companies having representation Select Property, a regional and global developer, retailer and operator of market-leading property investment brands, has seen a notable increase in GCC investment since the launch of its new CitySuites luxury service apartment scheme in…
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    ERA Wilder Realty

  • HouseLens Partners With ERA Wilder Realty

    ERA Wilder Realty
    26 Aug 2015 | 10:59 am
    Professional video, 3D, and photos will supercharge ERA Wilder listings HouseLens, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of visual marketing solutions for real estate, is partnering with Columbia, SC-based ERA Wilder Realty to bring mobile-first full-motion walk-through video, interactive 3D models and professional photography to the brokerage’s 200-plus agents. “As a marketer, I know that quality visual content makes a very real difference in the success of our listings, ” says Elza Hayen, ERA Wilder’s Director of Marketing. “It gives our agents and their sellers a key edge over…
  • Home Selling Gold with Jeff Bell

    ERA Wilder Realty
    9 Aug 2015 | 9:59 am
    The post Home Selling Gold with Jeff Bell appeared first on ERA Wilder Realty.
  • Home Selling Gold with Novella Taylor

    ERA Wilder Realty
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:17 am
    The post Home Selling Gold with Novella Taylor appeared first on ERA Wilder Realty.
  • ERA Wilder Realty Announces Merger

    Elza Hayen
    2 Jun 2015 | 9:03 am
    Newberry, SC – June 2, 2015 — ERA Wilder Realty is pleased to announce the merger of ERA Wilder Realty and TLC Realty. The combined firm will conduct business as ERA Wilder Realty. Eddie Wilder founded his company in 1995 and Frank Downs founded his real estate company in 1987. Both companies have similar cultures of customer service, agent support, and community involvement. “The merging of our two companies will allow us both to continue to grow and prosper,” comments Wilder. “We are thrilled to welcome such a high-quality group.” TLC Realty has been an agency of choice for the…
  • 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…
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    Salt Spring Island Real Estate

  • August 2015, Market Analysis

    saltspringislandrealestate@gmail.com ( Li Read)
    1 Aug 2015 | 4:11 pm
    August 2015, Market Analysis August on coastal B.C. is an alluring season…& this summer of sun & warmer than usual temperatures is calling forth visitor experiences throughout this beautiful region. Salt Spring Inn I’ve always thought that tourism leads to real estate sales in all secondary home/discretionary areas. During the 7 to 8 year “downturn”, tourist visits were also down. Most businesses in discretionary regions are once again seeing good economic outcomes this season…many owners feel that things have returned to 2007 levels. Real estate sales…
  • June & July 2015, Market Analysis

    saltspringislandrealestate@gmail.com ( Li Read)
    1 Jun 2015 | 4:43 pm
    June & July 2015, Market Analysis Well…here we are…it’s the month when the calendar spells Summer…& the great Pacific Northwest Coast erupts into lush beauty. Salt Spring Island and the Southern Gulf Islands are nestled in the heart of the very best protected boating waters in the world…and summer-summer is the premier season of all. Sailing, kayaking, power boat discoveries…fishing…hiking, walking, climbing…farm gate stalls & farmers markets pleasures…galleries, studio tours, theatre, dance, live music venues around the…
  • 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…
 
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    rentBits Blog

  • Avoiding the pitfalls of repairing a rented home

    rentBits Team
    6 Aug 2015 | 6:20 pm
  • Consider Home Automation for Vacation Rentals for an Ideal Experience

    rentBits Team
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:24 am
    Turning one of your properties into a vacation rental is an excellent way to generate some extra income, especially because it allows you to live at the property when you feel like vacationing. It is important to make the experience as positive as possible for your guests because it will lead to an excellent reputation [...]
  • Houston Rental Market: Spotlight on the SNAP Bay Area Community of Clear Lake

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

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

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

  • Need to rent a home in the Studio City hills?

    21 Aug 2015 | 5:38 pm
    3541 Laurelvale in Studio City is now available for lease for $4,500/month.  This serene mid-century home features 3 beds, 2 baths, A/C, big sunny kitchen with new appliances, separate dining room, flat backyard, lots of storage, and an attached 2-car garage with "pull-through" for extra off-street parking.  It has been recently spiffed up and features new flooring, new paint, newly landscaped front and backyard, and a brand new washer, dryer and refrigerator. The cul-de-sac location guarantees lots of privacy. It gets even better -- this home is in Carpenter School District! Pet…
  • Four don'ts for home buyers

    19 Aug 2015 | 12:29 pm
    It’s a tough world out there, real-estate wise.  I know that you home buyers are beaten and bruised and just may not care about the other party’s emotions.  And I know there are a lot of nutty sellers (and buyers). However, it’s always a good idea to keep your transaction going as smoothly as possible – good will goes a very long way in Southern California real estate.  Here are some don’ts for buyers:- Don’t make disparaging remarks about the house or neighborhood when the sellers are present.  All sellers, even flippers, want to start home sale transactions…
  • Need a gorgeous Sherman Oaks condo on a blissfully quiet street? Check out 14560 Benefit #207, 2+2, $525000

    1 Aug 2015 | 12:30 pm
    I just listed this sublime, move-in ready condo below the boulevard in Sherman Oaks.  It's next owner is going to be really lucky -- the front balcony faces the peaceful, green street (no views of stucco here), it's 1518 sf, has a big kitchen with all appliances included, fireplace, new carpet, some new paint, and lots of closet space. The master closet is bigger than my first apartment.  The bedrooms are suite-like and can be closed off from the rest of the unit, which makes this a perfect roommate set up. The well-managed security building has a pool, rec room and spa.  It's…
  • It's back-to-school time in the SFV. What does that have to do with real estate? Plenty.

    29 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Public neighborhood schools have a huge impact on community desirability and housing values. Many home buyers face the dilemma of paying higher home purchase prices to get their child into a good public school, or else paying a premium to send their child to a private schools. Although public elementary schools in Burbank, Toluca Lake and Studio City all have pretty high ratings, other areas have superior schools too.  Remember that schools with the highest rankings tend to have more extra study programs and enrichment programs, which are often paid for by the children's parents. And…
  • 3rd time's the charm: 5227 Denny #101 in North Hollywood has sold. With a VA loan, no less.

    23 Jul 2015 | 3:06 pm
    After three times on the market, this North Hollywood Arts District condo sold on Monday.  5227 Denny #101 was first on the market two years ago. And was listed for the second time a few months later. We had lots of interest, but because of lending restrictions on certain types of condos and home owner associations, we couldn't sell it to anything but cash buyers, and it never sold.Mortgage lending has changed and loosened up in the last two years on condo units like this.  The unit sold this time to a buyer with a Veterans' Administration loan.  The VA part itself amazes me.
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    NeilSchwartz.net

  • Opportunity is Knocking…Are You Answering?

    Neil Schwartz
    24 Aug 2015 | 8:12 pm
    Superstar agents were not born superstars, they became successful through consistent hard work. Watch now and learn how to turn the amazing opportunities before you into achieving you dreams.Related Posts:Reliability Attracts Opportunity [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sales Meeting 8-24-15, It’s About Commitment And Desire

    Neil Schwartz
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:26 pm
    Use your commitment and desire to help push you through the finish line. When you are driven to succeed, nothing can stop you. CLICK HERE FOR NOTESRelated Posts:Sales Meeting 9-10-12Sales Meeting 8-27-2012Sales Meeting 1-13-2014I didn’t get the Sales Meeting doneSales Meeting 9-24-2012 [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Are You Hanging In There?

    Neil Schwartz
    22 Aug 2015 | 10:45 am
    If they haven’t told you to stop calling….why would you stop calling? Watch now to learn how to manage your pipeline of leads.Related Posts:Are You “Hanging” With The Right Crowd? [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sales Meeting 8-17-2015, Start Changing Your Life Today!

    Neil Schwartz
    19 Aug 2015 | 5:36 pm
    If you change the way you think, you can change the way you do things. That’s what will truly change your life! CLICK HERE FOR NOTESRelated Posts:5 Ideas to Start off a Great 2015!Start Today!Sales Meeting 8-3-2015, Your Potential Is LimitlessSales Meeting 7-25-2015, Look for Success in The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What Makes A Great Salesperson?

    Neil Schwartz
    17 Aug 2015 | 7:50 pm
    There is always a reward for persistence. Watch now……the first call is only the beginning.Related Posts:What Makes Great Producing Agents?What Makes Great Producing Agents?Great Salespeople Are Always Great CommunicatorsWhat Makes the Difference with Noemi RomeroDon’t Wait to Be... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    findwell Blog

  • Northwest MLS Seattle Real Estate Statistics for July 2015

    findwell
    12 Aug 2015 | 10:52 am
    The Northwest MLS has released their Western Washington real estate statistics for July 2015. The news is much the same as our past reports regarding the housing market in the Seattle area. High demand, low inventory and low interest rates continue to fuel this seller’s market. King County reported 3755 closed sales this month versus 3693 in June. Closed sales are up 14.66% from this time last year and up 10.53% from two months ago. The median price of single family homes dropped 3% since June while condo prices rose 3.65% since last month. Pending sales have increased 10.33% from the same…
  • Learn about developments in your neighborhood with Seattle DPD’s new interactive map application

    findwell
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Have you ever driven down the street in your neighborhood, see construction going on, and wanted to learn more about it? The Seattle Department of Planning and Development (DPD) just made it really easy to access this type of information with their new online map application, “Shaping Seattle: Buildings.” This new mobile-friendly map was designed with the intent of keeping communities and residents more informed about the building and growth of our city. As you can see from the map above, there is a large number of new buildings underway in Seattle. Currently, the…
  • Where to rent tools in Seattle for your next DIY project.

    findwell
    10 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Seattleites! Next time you have a home improvement project, repair, or landscaping job, save yourself some money and head to your local tool library! Scattered throughout the city, these tool-lending libraries are a great resource offering DIY advice, classes, and of course, access to thousands of tools – all for a nominal membership fee. You can find the following tool libraries around town: PNA Tool Library West Seattle Tool Library NE Seattle Tool Library SE Seattle Tool Library and coming soon, the Capitol Hill Tool Library We just love this idea, born out of a desire to help…
  • Northwest MLS Seattle Real Estate Statistics for June 2015

    findwell
    8 Jul 2015 | 1:10 pm
    The Northwest MLS has released their Western Washington real estate statistics for June 2015. Seattle is Hot! Hot! Hot! And we’re not just talking about the weather! Homes in Seattle continue to appreciate as buyers compete to own a slice of Seattle real estate. We continue to have an imbalanced market with low inventory – as pending sales continue to outpace the number of new listings each month. King County reported 3693 closed sales this month versus 3397 in May. Closed sales are up 18.78% from this time last year and up 23.8% from two months ago. The median price of single family…
  • Northwest MLS Seattle Real Estate Statistics for May 2015

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

  • Spanish Property Prices Could Rise 2% Before 2015 is Out

    27 Aug 2015 | 6:44 am
    Commercial bank Bankinter has predicted an increase in Spanish property prices of 2% by the end of this year. According to a recently-published report, Bankinter believes this figure is feasible, along with the potential for 50,000 new home sales this year as Spain continues with its recovery. According...
  • Investor Opportunities Still Abound in Judicial Foreclosure States

    26 Aug 2015 | 6:41 am
    The housing market has largely stabilized now that nearly seven years have passed since the onset of the Great Recession. While that’s good news for the country generally, active investors who specialize in renovating residential properties now often find that a primary source of such opportunities...
  • Pre-Construction Real Estate Sales Return to Panama City

    25 Aug 2015 | 6:18 am
    Developers in Panama City have started offering pre-construction sales on projects again, sending a clear signal that the property market in the Panama capital is entering a new growth phase. This is the first time in four years developers have tested the so-called off-plan sales market, suggesting...
  • Home Builders Ramp Up Construction To Highest Level Since 2007

    24 Aug 2015 | 6:25 am
    Groundbreaking and permits to new build new homes have surged steeply in the US, reaching the highest level in the past eight years, according to the U.S. Commerce Department. This is the strongest recovery in housing starts since 2007-08 financial crisis.   Groundbreakings on new homes surged...
  • In 2015, Mobile Home Park Investments are More Lucrative Than Ever

    21 Aug 2015 | 6:16 am
    A number of years ago, the idea of investing in mobile home parks rose to prominence. Multiple success stories led real estate investors to consider the fact that, while not sexy, these investments could offer healthy returns. For many, mobile home park investments have been life changing. For others...
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    Chicago Agent Magazine

  • Top-Selling Suburbs in Chicagoland, July 2015

    Peter Thomas Ricci
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Top-Selling Suburbs in Chicagoland, July 2015 was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. As 2015’s second half began, what Chicagoland suburbs saw the most home sales? Home... Top-Selling Suburbs in Chicagoland, July 2015 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.
  • Fall of Chinese Stock Market Leads to Lower Mortgage Rates

    Lolita Thomas
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:47 am
    Fall of Chinese Stock Market Leads to Lower Mortgage Rates was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Average fixed mortgage rates in the U.S. have fallen to their lowest levels since May... Fall of Chinese Stock Market Leads to Lower Mortgage Rates was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine - For the well-informed real estate professional, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area.
  • Chicagoland Home Sales at 8-Year High

    Peter Thomas Ricci
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:17 am
    Chicagoland Home Sales at 8-Year High was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. New research reveals 2015 has been a banner year for Chicagoland real estate Home sales... Chicagoland Home Sales at 8-Year High 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.
  • Vacation with Bigfoot in North Carolina

    Rachel Mazanec
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Vacation with Bigfoot in North Carolina was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. One man’s Bigfoot video has sparked interest in a rental cabin in Henderson County,... Vacation with Bigfoot in North Carolina 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.
  • Daniel L. Goodwin of Inland Real Estate a NAR Good Neighbor Awards Finalist

    Farren Washington
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Daniel L. Goodwin of Inland Real Estate a NAR Good Neighbor Awards Finalist was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Daniel L. Goodwin, the chairman and CEO of The Inland Real Estate Group Inc.... Daniel L. Goodwin of Inland Real Estate a NAR Good Neighbor Awards Finalist 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

  • Top 5 Signs of Foundation Problems on a Home You’re Buying

    Jon Labelle
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:25 am
    After looking for what feels like an eternity, you’ve finally found the perfect home, in the perfect neighbourhood and at a surprisingly low price. You feel like the luckiest person on earth until that little voice inside reminds you that “if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.” It’s very easy to get caught up […]
  • Weekly Market Update, Aug. 21/15

    Sara MacLennan
    21 Aug 2015 | 11:24 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: 569 (603, 587, 554) # Sales: 314 (333, 272, 334) Ratio: 55% (55%, 46%, 60%) # Price Changes: 376 (399, 334, 378) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 252 (238, 366, 203) Net loss/gain […]
  • Want to Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal? Think Concrete!

    Renee Majeau
    17 Aug 2015 | 11:01 am
    When you think of improving your home’s curb appeal, what comes to mind? Most homeowners immediately think of trimmed hedges, a fresh coat of paint and strategically placed potted plants or flowers. But did you know that an inspired concrete project can dramatically improve the value and curb appeal of your home? Here are three creative ways […]
  • Weekly Market Update, Aug. 14/15

    Sara MacLennan
    14 Aug 2015 | 12:01 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: 603 (587, 554, 535) # Sales: 333 (272, 334, 347) Ratio: 55% (46%, 60%, 65%) # Price Changes: 399 (334, 378, 372) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 238 (366, 203, 167) Net loss/gain […]
  • Weekly Market Update, Aug. 7/15

    Sara MacLennan
    7 Aug 2015 | 11:13 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: 587 (554, 535, 581) # Sales: 272 (334, 347, 371) Ratio: 46% (60%, 65%, 64%) # Price Changes: 334 (378, 372, 386) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 366 (203, 167, 213) Net loss/gain […]
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    The Notorious R.O.B

  • Short Friday Post: What If the Industry Yanked All Their Listings?

    Rob Hahn
    21 Aug 2015 | 10:05 am
    I recently found this post on GeekEstate, which was from a while ago, that asked a provocative question: There are some proponents for the entire industry ceasing syndication entirely (specifically to Zillow). The thinking is generally “with no listings, Zillow would become irrelevant and lose all their traffic, all that traffic would frequent agent/broker websites, and the result would be cheaper leads/clients”. So, what would happen if the industry as a whole stopped syndicating listings? I figured, on this rainy Friday morning, rather than trying to put up some massive post about…
  • On Project Upstream (Part 2): The Path Forward

    Rob Hahn
    18 Aug 2015 | 9:58 am
    In Part 1, we discussed why Project Upstream as currently setup is problematic, despite the goals of Upstream being absolutely worth pursuing. In this part, I go more into offering solutions. Had I been involved with Upstream earlier on, this would have been my advice, but then, nobody asked me. Basically, my take is that Upstream should become part of the MLS itself, at once transforming the fundamental relationship between the MLS and the brokerage to what it should be, while delivering all of the benefits (and then some) of data management in an ever-increasingly complex world. This is…
  • The Future of Real Estate, According to Zillow

    Rob Hahn
    17 Aug 2015 | 10:28 am
    So, you want to be a real estate agent, eh? A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post about Zillow’s acquisition of Dotloop, and offered the following under “The Long Game”: Over the long haul then, those who are working with Zillow, leveraging that end-to-end data, and managing the lead-to-contract-to-close lifecycle most efficiently will do more business, make more money, and drive competitors out of business. Which then allows those survivors to pay Zillow more, so they can consolidate even more power, etc. etc. A nice beneficial feedback loop for the winners. I have long…
  • On Project Upstream (Part 1): Great Concept, Problematic Execution

    Rob Hahn
    10 Aug 2015 | 10:57 am
    This is a slide I used at a T3 Summit for a “Black Swan” Presentation At the Inman Connect conference that just wrapped up, there was a “town hall” on a variety of topics featuring industry thought leaders like Marilyn Wilson of the WAV Group, Mark McLaughlin of Pacific Union, Joseph Rand of BHG Rand Realty, and Katie Maxwell of Intero. One question I asked was about Project Upstream, the recently revealed collaboration between a group of brokerages and national franchise companies and NAR’s RPR. I asked the question for a specific reason, and I think it’s…
  • The Broker in the Internet Age

    Rob Hahn
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:31 pm
    On the comments to my post about Zillow-Dotloop last week, this happened: My readers — the smartest, best informed readers in the real estate industry! I told Leslie that the answer was a post in and of itself, but as it happens, I’m heading out to California next week to talk about this precise topic with a bunch of brokers. I figured it doesn’t hurt to put some words and thoughts down on digital ink to sharpen up the concept. So if you’re a broker, manager, or even an agent particularly concerned about Zillow, about Dotloop, about all this technology stuff happening…
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    Real Estate Investing Blog

  • Rent Inflation Shows No Signs of Letting Up

    Ruth Mantell
    23 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Landlords keep cranking up rents, with annual increases far outpacing price growth elsewhere in the economy, according to recent data released this summer. Rents in May were up 3.5% from a year earlier, while a gauge for overall consumer prices showed no growth according to the U.S. Labor Department. Read the rest of Rent Inflation Shows No Signs of Letting Up  For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2015 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate Investments. Your Premier Source for Turnkey Cash-Flow Investment Property.
  • Market Spotlight: Cash Flow in Kansas City | Podcast

    Marco Santarelli
    20 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    In this episode we take a look at Kansas City, MO and why it’s such a great market for real estate investors.  Most investors are not even aware of the incredible opportunities available to them there.  So we’ll dive in and take a look at why it’s a great market and what you can expect to find for your real estate investment portfolio. Read the rest of Market Spotlight: Cash Flow in Kansas City | Podcast  For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2015 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate Investments. Your Premier Source for Turnkey Cash-Flow…
  • 7 Steps for Picking a Strong Real Estate Market (Part 2)

    David Campbell
    17 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    In part one of 7 Steps for Picking a Strong Real Estate Market we discussed the first four litmus tests required for investing in a suitable market.  In this second part we will cover the last three tests to consider as part of your investment due diligence: Read the rest of 7 Steps for Picking a Strong Real Estate Market (Part 2)  For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2015 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate Investments. Your Premier Source for Turnkey Cash-Flow Investment Property.
  • Asset Protection for Real Estate Investors | Podcast

    Marco Santarelli
    7 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    The number one problem most real estate investors face today is knowing “how to protect” not “what to protect.”  Caught between attorneys, tax professionals, and self-proclaimed gurus, the average real estate investor finds himself awash in the quagmire of information and ideas with little coherency. In this episode we talk to asset protection attorney Clint Coons to examine some of the entities and strategies used by real estate investors to protect their wealth. Read the rest of Asset Protection for Real Estate Investors | Podcast  For more articles like this, please visit our…
  • 7 Steps for Picking a Strong Real Estate Market (Part 1)

    David Campbell
    4 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    A rental property is only valuable to you if there is a person willing and able to use your property and pay you rent.  If you buy a house standing by itself in the middle of a desert, your prospects of finding a paying tenant are poor.  You want a hassle-free cash-flow property near lots of well paid people.  Those people want to live near their jobs and the amenities they enjoy. For a property to be a suitable, it must be located in a market that passes the following litmus tests: Read the rest of 7 Steps for Picking a Strong Real Estate Market (Part 1)  For more articles like this,…
 
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    IPIN Live

  • London’s Construction Boom set to Continue

    25 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    London seems to be in a perpetual state of reconstruction as supply increases to meet the demands of a population that is soon set to surpass its 1939 peak of 8.615 million. The tower is considered the future for much of London’s new housing stock and consequently, London’s skyline is constantly shifting and set to continue changing, with more than 230 skyscraper projects of various shapes and sizes approved in the city, many to commence construction this year. Construction activity has extended beyond core central London markets into the boroughs, particularly in areas where…
  • Would German-Style Rent Controls Work for London?

    11 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    In June, Berlin became the first city in Germany to introduce a cap on rents in the capital. On 1st August French President Francois Hollande enforced rent controls in Paris, delivering on his manifesto promise of sweeping housing reform. Both Berlin and Paris have experienced spiralling property prices, with some of the fastest-rising rents in Europe. London is in exactly the same boat with more and more tenants being forced to move out of the capital, into the suburbs and beyond where rents are significantly cheaper. Rents in Berlin rose more than 9% between 2013 and 2014 leading to a new…
  • Investors Checking-In to International Hotel Sector

    4 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Hotel sales worldwide are on target for an outstanding year after totalling more than €39bn in the first half of 2015, boosted by an increasing appetite among Asian and Middle Eastern investors. Transactions in the international hotel sector jumped 56% year-on-year in the first six months of this year, according to real estate broker JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group. The astonishing pace is short of the record of €57bn set in the first half of 2007. The rise in global hotel activity this year reflects investors increasing risk appetite in pursuit of higher yields at a time…
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  • Real Estate Powering Egypt's Economy in 2015

    27 Aug 2015 | 1:14 am
    In the last few critical years of Egypt's history, the growth of its economy has depended heavily on the development of the country's real estate sector. The real estate sector in Egypt is dynamic and reliable, serving as the backbone of the nation's economy despite the political and economic setbacks endured in recent years. The value of real estate investments in Egypt has witnessed a sharp increase since 2001 - from €890m rising to €3.5bn by the end of 2012, representing a growth rate of 27.5%. Labour markets in Egypt have been favourably assisted by buoyancy in the country's…
  • Middle East Investors Rush on Turkish Real Estate

    26 Aug 2015 | 1:32 am
    Turkey's booming real estate sector seems set to remain on course for a bumper year as Gulf Co-Operation Council (GCC) investors continue to pump vast amounts of capital in the popular tourist destination's real estate. According to data released by the Turkish Statistical Institute , the number of house sales to international investors increased 22% in the first half of 2015 compared to the same period last year, with a significant increase in transactions involving buyers from the Middle East. Head of Research at CBRE Turkey Diana Dogan said, " In the second home holiday market there…
  • Business Booms for Malaysia's Hotel Sector

    25 Aug 2015 | 1:18 am
    2014 was a good year for Malaysian tourism, attracting international brands like Kempinski, Four seasons, Fairmont, Ritz Carlton, Ibis and Hilton to Kuala Lumpur's expanding market, with plans to commence operation in the capital over the next three to five years. Visitor numbers throughout last year increased more than 10% to 18.4 million, despite the drop in tourists in reaction to the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 in March 2014. Malaysia 's government have pulled out all the stops to support investment in its hotel sector granting Investment Tax Allowance and Pioneer…
  • Algarve Real Estate back in Favour with Investors

    24 Aug 2015 | 1:17 am
    The financial crisis hit Portugal hard and its real estate went from being the investors' dream to a complete nightmare as property prices hit rock bottom. But with swathes of glorious beaches, numerous world-class golf courses and mild climate, the Algarve is enticing property buyers back in their droves once again. The Algarve, located on the southern coast of Portugal , has been attracting tourists and second home buyers since the 1970s. However, after the financial crisis hit hard, investment in the country weakened with no new development in the region for a period of seven years. During…
  • Tourists Flock to Cape Verde in 2015

    21 Aug 2015 | 1:15 am
    Cape Verde's National Statistics Institute (INE) reported a 2% annual increase in visitor numbers in the first half of 2015, putting the country on target for a bumper year for tourism. In the first six months of the year, more than 278,000 visitors arrived on the beautiful archipelago off the northwest coast of Africa, attracted by its fabulous beaches known as jumping-off points for windsports and a great location for diving among shipwrecks. During the second quarter, Cape Verde hosted 116,200 tourists representing a 4.8% increase on the same period of 2014, despite the country's…
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    Naples Real Estate Blog

  • 100 Reason I love Southwest Florida

    11 Aug 2015 | 7:52 am
    The Naples Pier     Ask anyone, whether it be a local or a visitor, what the number one landmark is in Naples Florida, and undoubtedly you will hear a resounding: The Naples Pier!   The Naples Pier is situated on west end of 12th Avenue South in Old Naples. Originally built in 1888 as a freight and passenger dock, the pier was designed to stretch out 1,000' feet into the Gulf of Mexico, due to the gulf's low depths, to provide a structure for incoming baggage, freight and visitors to our new town. In the early days, the pier was lined with narrow gauge train rails. The pier has…
  • A New Listing in Old Naples!

    16 Jul 2015 | 10:51 am
    The Perfect Guest Suite The Harris-Peppe Team, at the prestigious Coldwell Banker Previews office located on 5th Avenue South just listed the perfect guest suite, right in the heart of Old Naples! Contact us today to see why we think this is one of the best values in town! Totally redone and turnkey adorable! You are right around the corner from Fifth Avenue South, and just a few short blocks to the beach. This small and intimate condo complex has a refreshing pool, and it is pet friendly! Call Gina Fischer for additional information, or to schedule your private showing of this…
  • Naples Intown & Affordable!

    2 Jun 2015 | 3:07 am
    New Condo Listing in Naples Florida The Intown Club   Come see why we think this is one of the very best real estate values in Naples Florida!   Adorable 2 bedroom 2 bath 2nd floor condominium with soaring ceilings overlooking the pool in a quiet setting just minutes to downtown Naples. Nicely furnished, this home is ready for you to make it yours! Friendly complex comprised of only 24 total units boasts low fees and a super location!     Priced to sell at only $159,900. Call NOW for details 1-239-370-0574     Presently there is a lack of quality listings in…
  • Naples Florida and Hurricanes...

    1 Jun 2015 | 5:53 am
    It's Hurricane Season ~ Be Prepared!    June 1st marks the first day of hurricane season. This runs for 6 months, through November 30th. Here are a few facts about hurricanes, as well as a few helpful websites, that I want to share with you.   Did you know that for hundreds of years, hurricanes in the West Indies were named after the particular saint's day on which the storm made landfall? Using a woman's name became customary after a novel called "Storm" was written in 1941 by author George R. Stewart. In 1951 the United States adopted the plan to name storms after the phonetic…
  • 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,…
 
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  • Greenwich Real Estate Sales for July 2015 – Slow Sales, Good Contract Numbers

    greenwichstreets
    9 Aug 2015 | 9:02 am
    JULY 2015 GREENWICH MARKET REPORT  Contracts were down at the end of June so July was not likely to be a stellar month and it wasn’t. We only had 71 sales reported by the GMLS last month. We’ll get a few late sales reported and seven to 10 private sales, but even if we get to 84 sales we will still be below the 98 sales in July 2013 and the 95 sales in July 2014. We will get to our 9 year average of 73 sales and June was a stellar month. With a little time shifting between months we have two above average months. Greenwich Home Sales 2013 – July 2015 and 9 year average The good…
  • Greenwich has U.S.’s Most Expensive Sushi

    greenwichstreets
    3 Aug 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Now according to this Bloomberg article Greenwich and New York City have the most expensive sushi in the U.S. I can’t say that I’ve noticed sushi being particularly pricey here even Citarella home of the $24/lb cherries has pretty decent prices on sushi.
  • June 2015 is Outstanding – 2nd Q is active – $1 – 1.5M Amazing

    greenwichstreets
    3 Aug 2015 | 4:19 am
    GREENWICH REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT FIRST HALF 2015 by Mark Pruner Douglas Elliman – Greenwich 203-969-7900 – mark.pruner@elliman.com   June sales are stellar Inventory continues to be good in most price ranges $1 – 1.5 million market is combat buying Market over $7.5 million is major buying opportunity June Sales Would be Record Setting if not for Our Legislator We had an amazing 110 sales in Greenwich for June 2015 an increase of 22 sales over June 2014. This would be a record except for the 114 sales that we had in 2011 when the Connecticut Legislature raised the…
  • GREENWICH REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT – MAY 2015

    greenwichstreets
    5 Jun 2015 | 12:16 pm
    GREENWICH REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT MAY 2015 (PRELIMINARY) by Mark Pruner Douglas Elliman – Greenwich 203-969-7900 – mark.pruner@elliman.com $1 – $2M where the deals are – 1/3 of all contracts $2 – $4M busy, but with good inventory levels $5 – $7M sees contracts and sales rise nicely Houses much more in demand than condos   May 2015 Continues Mixed Market, but Upper Half of Market Now Improving As of 5/30/15 Inventory Contracts Last Mo. Solds Tot. Solds+ Contracts YTD Solds YTD+ Contracts Mos Supply Mos w/ Contracts Last Mo. Annlzd < $600K 3 0 2 2 12 12 1.3…
  • Mid-May 2015 update

    greenwichstreets
    24 May 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Mid-May 2015 update Inventory continues to do well with 566 single family homes on the market. The lower you go the less choice you have. Under $600K we only have 3 listings and only 11 listings from $600 – $800K. We’ve sold 38 houses so far this month 2 of which were under $600K and 1 between $600 and $800K. This gives us a total of 175 houses sold through the GMLS and another 156 houses under contract. Things are still very busy, but not quite as cutthroat when you get to $800K to $1M where we have 22 houses in inventory and 3 sold so far this month, but 11 houses under contract so…
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  • House of the Week: $4.6 million for a semi in The Annex

    TheRedPin
    21 Aug 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Address: 104 Avenue Road Neighbourhood: The Annex, Toronto Price: $4,695,000 | TheRedPin Rebate: $17,606 Lot Size: 19.24 x 69.18 ft Bedrooms: 2| Baths: 3 Parking Spots: 2 While the neighbourhoods of Forest Hill and Rosedale are often touted as the home of Toronto’s priciest real estate transactions, The Annex is no stranger to million dollar deals. From towering lofts, custom apartments and sprawling heritage homes, the downtown enclave boasts a mix and match of luxury properties – including this $4.6 million semi-detached residence. Beautifully renovated, the home…
  • [Infographic] The average cost of renting an apartment in cities across Canada

    TheRedPin
    21 Aug 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Much like the majority of today’s homebuyers, those on the hunt for a rental apartment largely kickstart their search online – and more often than not, they do so by visiting RentSeeker. While we’re always up to investigate the resale market in Canada’s largest city – looking at factors such as the most popular condo types among buyers and where homes sell for over ask price – when it comes to rentals, we leave it to the experts. One of Canada’s largest and most frequented websites for rental apartments, RentSeeker recently put together a…
  • How big (and small) are Toronto’s Condos [Map]

    TheRedPin
    20 Aug 2015 | 3:32 pm
    Image: Flickr If you’re a 20- or 30-something set on living in the very heart of the downtown core, it’s likely you value location over square footage. Right? That’s the thinking behind a growing trend of tinier condos in Toronto’s housing market at least. Well that and prices of course. In the face of skyrocketing values within the city’s core, the norm among several newer condo units is go smaller – as a means of granting millennials, many of who are otherwise at risk of getting priced out of the market, the ability to opt for compact units that…
  • House of the Week: $4.2 million for a contemporary home around York Mills

    TheRedPin
    14 Aug 2015 | 11:13 am
    Address: 179 Old Yonge Street Neighbourhood: St. Andrew – Windfields, Toronto Price: $4,288,000 | TheRedPin Rebate: $16,080 Bedrooms: 5| Baths: 8 Square Feet: 5,300 Parking Spots: 2 Perched just north of Teddington Park, mid-way between Yorkdale Mall, the TTC and Highway 401, sits this stunning contemporary new-build home. Anything but ordinary, the residence boasts an open-concept floor plan with 10 foot ceilings and touches of fiber cement cladding that gives off an industrial vibe akin to that of a chic loft. Complete with a finished basement, floating staircase, a striking…
  • Toronto is named world’s most liveable city – again!

    TheRedPin
    14 Aug 2015 | 8:52 am
    Image: Chris Lyn/Flickr 2015 is proving to be a great year for Toronto! Hot off the PanAm Games and the city’s earlier claim to fame by The Economist, which ranked Toronto as the best place to live back in January, T.O has managed top another list – this time by architecture and design publication Metropolis Magazine. Coming out ahead of Tokyo and Helsinki, which took second and third place respectively, Toronto was named the best city to “live, work and play in” by a roster of urban experts that included the likes of Security General of the UN’s World…
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  • 26 Tips For a Smooth Move To Your New Home

    Harmony Homes
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:19 am
    In our recent posts, we’ve shared with you ideas on how to select the right neighborhood for your family, which upgrades to spring for early on, how to polish your credit score in anticipation of getting a mortgage loan – even how to optimize your back yard space as useful outdoor living areas. But there’s one very important thing we’ve been remiss in mentioning: How to make the move into your new home go as smoothly as possible. Because as we all know (and there’s no easy way to say this): Moving sucks. Of course, we don’t mean the type of moving where you…
  • Using the Space in Your Home – Creatively

    Harmony Homes
    11 Aug 2015 | 8:44 am
    Moving into a new home is like being handed a blank canvas. All the parts and pieces have been expertly assembled by your builder. But now, you have all the opportunity in the world to turn it into a wonderful work of art, created just for the unique uses of your family. So where do you begin? It’s likely that everyone in your family has at least one room they’ve got designs upon. Crafting a collection of spaces that make sense, are useful, and flow well with the overall architectural design is perhaps the most exciting part of buying a new home, rather than one that’s been…
  • 5 Steps Help You Take Your Living Room to the Back Yard

    Harmony Homes
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:49 pm
    You see them pretty much everywhere these days: Back yard living rooms that make you want to just kick back, relax, and put your feet up right on the coffee table fireplace – even if you’re walking through a model home at the moment. The images are everywhere, online, in home magazines, and pretty much anyplace that sells products that are meant to go into a back yard. And why not? They look incredible, after all. Especially in a city like Las Vegas with sunshine over 300 days of the year, outdoor living isn’t a trend – it’s a lifestyle. Outdoor rooms add…
  • How To Choose The Right Neighborhood For Your Family

    Harmony Homes
    13 Jul 2015 | 8:59 am
    You’ve heard it a million times, right? The only thing that counts in buying a home is “Location, location, location.” But what does that really mean? “Location” can mean many different things to people. To some, it could boil down to one thing: “How close (or far away) is it from the nearest Rubio’s?” But as you’re deciding which new Harmony Home to purchase, here are a few things to consider: WHAT ABOUT THE KIDS? Do you have school-aged children? Any “on the way” soon? If the answer is yes, one of the most important things to consider is the school system in…
  • What’s Your Credit Score Got To Do With It?

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

    31 Jul 2015 | 2:58 am
    London is once again the most popular tourist destination in the world, with businesses to benefit from £13bn of tourist spending in 2015, according to a report from Mastercard. It is also home to hundreds of thousands of micro-businesses and start-ups, while more than half of the FTSE 100 listed companies have headquarters in central London. This all adds up to massive potential for businesses that establish or move to the capital. However, the costs can prove too rich for some companies, especially those looking to set up in one of the five main business districts – the City,…
  • The top 5 most lavish flats in London

    30 Jul 2015 | 8:07 am
    The UK's capital city boasts some of the country's most lavish and expensive properties. Attracting wealthy international buyers and celebrities alike, London offers a vast range of premium properties both for rent and for sale, with a choice of modern masterpieces and traditional interiors. Whether you would like to add some of these properties to your dream lottery-win wish list, are currently searching for a new home, or are looking for a luxury short term rental, then feast your eyes on the best flats that London has to offer. Canary Wharf London's business district has long been…
  • Living in London: A Guide to Chiswick

    28 Jul 2015 | 2:25 am
    Named in 2013 as one of the top five places to live in London, Chiswick is particularly popular with families. Situated in the Borough of Hounslow, one of the main advantages of Chiswick is its peaceful atmosphere. Residents here can take full advantage of living in this thriving capital city, while enjoying the quiet of this leafy district. If you are considering moving to the capital or would like to get away from the hustle and bustle of central London, consider Chiswick for a more relaxed way of life. Property Choices Chiswick may once have been a modest fishing village surrounded by…
  • Why property investors are parking their cash at Glasgow Airport

    29 May 2015 | 3:34 am
    Shrewd property investors on the lookout for lucrative property investments in the United Kingdom are increasingly turning their eye to the commercial property asset class. With UK interest rates held at 0.5% for another month by the Bank of England and stocks and shares considered too risky by most and certainly not giving good returns, it is little wonder this sector is seeing an increasing number of speculators. Airports are big business: Glasgow Airport accounted for a record number of travellers in 2014, with on average 22,000 passengers per day travelling through the airport. When using…
  • Using a secured loan to add value to your home can be a wise move

    22 Apr 2015 | 7:44 am
    Whether you are looking to sell or extend, the importance of adding value to your home cannot be overemphasised.  Most people understand this. The challenge however is finding the funds required to make the improvements that will increase the value of your home. Personal loans are most of the time the obvious option but it is often difficult to get favourable rates if your home improvement is going to cost more than £10,000. This is where secured loans come in. Meeting the requirements for a secured loan is relatively straightforward and you can be sure to get approval and better…
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  • Virginia Beach Virtual Tour Photographer Achieves T4 Status

    realtouradmin
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:44 am
    Dennis Washburn understands modern digital photography. Combining his photography know how and passion for computers, Dennis has established a successful architecture and real estate virtual tour / photography business in Tide Water Virginia. He employs state of the art high dynamic range photography techniques to produce the best quality virtual tours & images his clients frequently use on the internet and in printed materials. Dennis Washburn Photography serves much of Virginia including Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Williamsburg, New Port News, Hampton and the surrounding areas. Dennis…
  • Using Virtual Staging To Think Outside the (Photography) Box

    realtouradmin
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:32 am
    I had a phone call Saturday morning while I was out working in the back yard. I was dealing with the mixed emotions that come from the enjoyment of working outdoors when you know you should be out shooting homes on a Saturday. But no orders this weekend! The caller was a home owner who had just listed her expansive home in Colorado which was completely vacant. She saw on my photography site that I also offer virtual staging. Like many home sellers, she was there on the weekend doing her agent’s job trying to figure out a way to improve the marketing on the MLS to get more showings. Not able…
  • Lincoln Nebraska Photographer John Hall Receives T4 Photography Accreditation

    realtouradmin
    20 Aug 2015 | 11:16 am
    “Putting the best product in the clients hand in the client’s hands at a fair price, no shortcuts, no excuses, 100% of the time, every time” is John Hall’s motto. John operates Premier Aerial Imaging based out of Lincoln Nebraska, which offers aerial, ground, virtual tour, Google Business View, and panoramic photography as well as real estate marketing solutions. Not one to settle for average, John is committed to going the extra mile to make sure he finds the best angles to shoot and deliver the best end product to his clients. If they aren’t satisfied he will…
  • Steve Patchin of Las Vegas, Nevada Receives T4 Photography Accreditation

    realtouradmin
    18 Aug 2015 | 7:40 am
    Steve Patchin of Las Vegas, Nevada understands that a cookie cutter approach to photographing properties does not produce the best results. “Each business or residence has its own style and look, requiring a unique approach. That’s why we enjoy every opportunity to create a new tour or photograph.” Steve and his team offer an array of services from photo restoration, to virtual tours, and video production using the latest technologies. He has even won 10 Emmys ® for producing, directing, editing and photography. Now that is impressive! A Google Trusted Photographer, Steve came to…
  • Manitou Springs, Colorado Virtual Tour Photographer Achieves T4 Status

    realtouradmin
    14 Aug 2015 | 8:13 am
    RTV is happy to announce that Gerry Efinger of Manitou Springs, Colorado has achieved T4 photography certification. RTV created the T4 program to establish a recognizable credential for real estate photographers to show that they have experience and are able to produce consistent quality work. Photographers must be able to produce spherical and cylindrical panoramas as well as be approved for Google Business View photo shoots. Gerry prides himself in producing the highest quality work and uses the latest techniques and technologies to that end. His clients can see the difference and give him…
 
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  • U.S. Medical Office Construction Trends

    CoyDavidson
    24 Aug 2015 | 2:43 pm
    Healthcare Construction Trends Reflect Industry Shift Medical office construction trends reflect the cyclical impact of the recession as well as significant changes occurring within the healthcare industry: Economic and financial market factors: lenders reluctant to finance commercial construction projects, including healthcare facilities, during and coming out of the recession; and Major shifts and uncertainty in […]
  • Unplugging is Difficult!

    CoyDavidson
    21 Aug 2015 | 8:21 am
    The Tenant Advisor is on Vacation In case you were wondering why I have not posted anything new this week, it is because I have been in the Austin area all week on vacation. Yes, I have had to work some this week, but have limited that activity to a few active client transactions. I […]
  • This Week in the Economy

    CoyDavidson
    14 Aug 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Stocks Post Modest Gains for the Week All three major stock indexes posted modest increases in value for the week. The Dow was up 0.60% for the week and the S&P advanced 0.67%. The tech heavy Nasdaq gained 0.09% in value for the week. Below are links to the top economic reports released this week for the […]
  • This Week’s Recommended Reading

    CoyDavidson
    14 Aug 2015 | 12:25 pm
    5 Articles to Read this Weekend Surge in Commercial Real-Estate Prices Stirs Bubble Worries Investors are pushing commercial real-estate prices to record levels in cities around the world, fueling concerns that the global property market is overheating. The valuations of office buildings sold in… Wall Street Journal The Workplace of the Future: All About Flexibility […]
  • This Week in Healthcare Real Estate

    CoyDavidson
    13 Aug 2015 | 9:44 pm
    Healthcare Real Estate News from Across the Web Economy Watch: Healthcare Expansion Boosts Demand for Space The vagaries of the yuan are getting most of the economic headlines this week, but of longer-term interest—especially for owners and managers of healthcare-related real estate—are the latest reports on the rates of U.S. health insurance coverage… Commercial Property […]
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  • Go For the Thrill of Deep Sea Fishing in Jupiter with Charter Fishing

    27 Aug 2015 | 7:20 am
    Want to experience the thrill and challenge of deep-sea fishing but don’t have a boat? A fishing charter might be perfect for you  It is no secret that Jupiter is recognized for its fishing. In fact, Jupiter holds an amazing reputation for much more than just fishing. The best golf, real estate, celebrities, shopping, dining and entertainment, to name a few are also found in Jupiter, but if you are looking for a new adventure and access to a boat doesn’t rest at your finger tips, try chartering There are endless opportunities for you and your friends, kids or family to go out on a…
  • BLIND CHEFS CULINARY COOK-OFF in PALM BEACH GARDENS

    27 Aug 2015 | 7:11 am
    Serving it up unseeingly for the Beyond Blind Institute at Brio Tuscan Grille, within The Gardens Mall located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The unique non-profit organization is completely dedicated to the empowerment of visually impaired to those that are seeking the opportunities in today’s society. The Beyond Blind Institute is also highly involved in teaching culinary programs to the members on how to prepare nutritional meals to maintain a healthy lifestyle, among several other health, wellness and educational activities. Get astonished on August 30, by the epic performance of eight…
  • Attention Boaters Five Great Features of the Admirals Cove Marina.

    26 Aug 2015 | 9:31 am
    What makes Admirals Cove one of the top communities in the nation? Well that question can be answered with a number of responses from its homes to its amenities. It is found in the heart of Jupiter, and is surrounded by the best real estate, beaches and people The Club at Admirals Cove is currently being enhanced to feature a tremendous country club with the best in luxurious facilities and conveniences. One amenity that makes a big splash in Admirals Cove is its marina. Some of the top features of the 72-slip marina include:  Service – Five-star, platinum service including marina…
  • FIRST LOOK ON-SITE OF THE NEWEST COMMUNITY in PALM BEACH GARDENS

    26 Aug 2015 | 6:58 am
    The masterly planned community is inviting you to the advanced preview of ALTON coming soon in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida On September 12, 2015, there will be a preview event that will give you all the details on the very first residential opportunities that are available at ALTON and the three uniquely designed home collections that will take place within the community The ALTON Community is in an urban area that will have “an intense focus on connectivity, technology, walkability and innovation called for a progressive brand identity.”  The presentation of ALTON will include a preview…
  • 3 Great Waterfront Restaurants in Stuart, FL

    25 Aug 2015 | 10:06 am
    Riverwalk Café and Oyster Bar Breathtaking waterfront views and fresh seafood give the Riverwalk Café and Oyster Bar a great reputation. Located in the charming, historic district of downtown Stuart, the Riverwalk Café and Oyster Bar is in a prime location. This fun and traditional Stuart eatery offers guests only the best in fresh seafood, USDA prime meats, fantastic cocktails and friendly service. With endless views of the St. Lucie River, over 120 bottles of wine and phenomenal fare, the Riverwalk Café and Oyster Bar is the perfect location for any celebration or special event. The…
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    Maine Real Estate Blog

  • Maine Home Sales Up 20% In July

    legacysir
    21 Aug 2015 | 9:24 am
    AUGUSTA (August 20, 2015)—Home sales continue to rise at impressive rates across the state of Maine. Maine Listings today announced Realtors sold 1,749 single-family existing homes during the month of July 2014, a 20.21 percent jump from July 2014. The statewide median sales price for homes sold during the month of July 2015 was $188,900—an increase of 4.08 percent compared to July 2014. The MSP indicates that half of the homes were sold for more and half sold for less. Nationally, sales of single-family existing homes are up 11 percent from last July. According to the National…
  • Ultra Wealthy Buying Homes As ‘Opportunity Gateways’ For Investment Diversification And Citizenship Or Foreign Residency

    LegacySIR
    12 Aug 2015 | 9:37 am
    Portland, ME (August 12, 2015) — Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty in announced today, a growing number of ultra high net worth (UHNW) individuals view homes as ‘opportunity gateways’, driving buying decisions that are based on potential opportunities from owning these luxury residential properties, according to the latest study by Wealth-X and the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand. The UHNW Luxury Real Estate Report: Homes As Opportunity Gateways two trends that are fueling the rise in the number of ultra wealthy individuals who are buying luxury homes:…
  • Significant Sales Presented By Sotheby’s International Realty

    LegacySIR
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:52 am
  • Maine Home Sales Up Over 18% In June

    LegacySIR
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:40 am
    SOUTH PORTLAND (July 22, 2015)—Sales of single-family existing homes in Maine jumped by hefty double-digits in June. According to Maine Listings, 1,788 homes changed hands last month, resulting in an 18.18 percent rise in sales. The statewide median sales price (MSP) for homes sold during the month of June increased 1.46 percent to $187,700. 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 single-family existing home sales increase of 9.8 percent. The national MSP also rose 6.6 percent in…
  • First Frederick W. “Rick” Griffin Scholarship to Eric Yemma

    LegacySIR
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:59 am
      Kennebunk and Kennebunkport, Maine (July 2015)— Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty awarded the first Frederick W. “Rick” Griffin Memorial Scholarship to Eric Yemma. Eric graduated from Kennebunk High School in June. The memorial scholarship fund totaling $25,000 will provide a $2,500 scholarship to a college-bound Kennebunk High School graduating senior each year for the next 10 years. “Rick Griffin was a great friend, a warm and generous colleague, and a true leader in the Kennebunk community,” said Christopher Lynch, President of Legacy…
 
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  • The Block: What you need to know about this season’s contestants

    realestateview.com.au
    26 Aug 2015 | 12:43 am
    Buckle up, Blockheads! The latest season of the “blockbuster” reno show (ba-dum-chhh), The Block, airs this Sunday and if you’re anything like us, you want the scoop. Block... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Five Suburbs On The Rise For Renting In Perth

    realestateview.com.au
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:59 pm
      Different suburbs offer different opportunities for buyers – and the choice of area will depend on a person’s individual investment goals.    Some people buy property to generate cash... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Move over man cave… Welcome “She Shed”

    realestateview.com.au
    25 Aug 2015 | 4:27 pm
      With “She Sheds” being all the rage lately, we aren’t the least surprised. Aussies love a bit of backyard DIY, and girls are no exception. If men can have their “man caves,”... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Fantasy Friday: Charming cottages with “sea appeal”

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    20 Aug 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Anyone else have a bout of Summertime sadness? Don’t worry- you aren’t alone. In this week’s Fantasy Friday, we’re keeping the dream alive by rounding up the cutest darn... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Slater & Gordon Managing Director Sells $10 mill+ Kew Abode

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    18 Aug 2015 | 7:03 pm
    One of the jewels in Kew’s property crown is up for sale. The Managing Director of law firm, Gordon & Slater, Andrew Grech, has owned the property since 2008, which according to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Single Story Office Building for Sale Las Vegas NV

    Robert Ratliff
    4 Aug 2015 | 11:34 pm
    Exclusive Commercial Real Estate Information Single story office building for Sale Las Vegas NV is approximately 5,044 sf and is fully built-out with 20 designated parking stalls. The commercial real estate building is +/-.43 acres. Completed in 2006, this single-story office building is well constructed of wood and steel frame, features stucco finishing with decorative […]
  • What to Look for in a Horse Zoned Property for Sale in Las Vegas

    Robert Ratliff
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:22 pm
    Click HERE for a list of Horse Sales Las Vegas Exclusive Horse Sales Las Vegas Information Horse Zoned Property for Sale in Las Vegas Destination! Horse zoned property for sale in Las Vegas proximity to classic events and top shows, equestrian-fitting annual round weather and very suitable economic climate, Las Vegas is an ideal destination for all […]
  • Sellers Guide to Negotiations and Counter Offers When Selling a House

    Robert Ratliff
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:25 pm
    702-508-8262 Find your Real Estate Agent Today What’s Your Home Worth? Find out Now!  Las Vegas Home Buyers Information For Sellers in Negotiations Sellers guide to negotiations and counter offers when selling a house and you have employed a Realtor®, established a listing price for your home and put your house on the market. Several […]
  • Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your House

    Robert Ratliff
    22 Jul 2015 | 2:06 pm
    702-508-8262 Find your Real Estate Agent Today What’s Your Home Worth? Find out Now! Exclusive Las Vegas Homes for Sale Information 1. Don’t sell before the house is ready Mistakes to avoid when selling your house that are a common seller mistake that many homeowners commit that has always cost them of attractive sale deals. […]
  • How Long After a Short Sale Until I Can Buy a Home Again

    Robert Ratliff
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:22 pm
    1-702-508-8262 Find your Real Estate Agent Today What’s Your Home Worth? Find out Now! How Long After a Short Sale Until I Can Buy a Home Again? You can buy a house the day after your Las Vegas short sale closes — if you have the cash. Unfortunately, few home buyers are lucky enough to […]
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    THE Gail Spada TEAM - Century 21 Alliance Realty

  • SERIOUSLY… Don’t Be Mad At Us!

    gailspada
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:31 am
    This past weekend, while contemplating what new series I would be embarking on for my soon-approaching BLOG post, I was reminded of the upcoming anniversary of the Sept. 2014 kidnapping and murder of a fellow REALTOR, Beverly Carter from Arkansas. Unfortunately, this sorrowful reminder hits pretty close to home after the August 10th, 2015 attempted kidnapping and rape of another fellow REALTOR in the Sarasota-Bradenton area, right here in Florida. While researching this post, I found several recent reports of similar incidents throughout the country against fellow REALTORS, both male and…
  • 8 Outrageously Bad Home Staging Decisions – Part 4

    gailspada
    13 Aug 2015 | 7:13 am
    Explore 8 Outrageously Bad Home Staging Decisions That Sellers Make – Part 4 of 4 Welcome back to the 4th and final segment of our series, 8 Outrageously Bad Home-Staging Decisions That Sellers Make! Explore our last 2 “biggest staging sins” that sellers can make and some common-sense advice to help avoid these pitfalls before it costs them a sale. #7 – Failing to Stage for all the Senses A house that smells like pet pandemonium or nasty nicotine will be a tough house to sell, no matter how beautifully it is staged. According to research completed by Eric R.
  • 8 Outrageously Bad Home Staging Decisions – Part 3

    gailspada
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:11 pm
    Explore 8 Outrageously Bad Home Staging Decisions That Sellers Make – Part 3 of 4 Welcome back as we continue the 3rd segment of our series of Outrageously Bad Home-Staging Decisions That Sellers Make! Explore the 5th and 6th of the “8 biggest staging sins” that sellers can make and some common-sense advice to help avoid these pitfalls before it costs them a sale. #5 – The Lived-In Look When a home hits the market for sale, it must be immaculate and “show-ready” every day. Buyers viewing the home should feel as if no one lives there. That means: no toothbrushes or curling…
  • 8 Outrageously Bad Home Staging Decisions – Part 2

    gailspada
    16 Jul 2015 | 10:35 am
    Explore 8 Outrageously Bad Home Staging Decisions That Sellers Make – Part 2 of 4 Welcome back as we continue with the 2nd segment of our series of Outrageously Bad Home-Staging Decisions That Sellers Make! Explore two more of the “biggest staging sins” made by sellers and our common-sense strategies that could mean the difference between a “Buyer Bonanza” or a “Buyer Abyss”. #3 – Failure to Edit From a New York Times article, “The job of stagers is to reverse the accumulated creep of hundreds of small and misguided design decisions and to erase any hints of the…
  • 8 Outrageously Bad Home Staging Decisions – Part 1

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

    27 Aug 2015 | 1:33 pm
    On Sunday, September 13 from 10:00 in the morning until 1:00 in the afternoon the Calvary Chapel Tri-Cities Amphitheater located at 10611 W Clearwater Avenue in Kennewick, Washington. About Shawn McDonaldShawn is a contemporary Christian music singer, songwriter and guitarist from Seattle, Washington. He mixes his abundant musical talent as an acoustic guitarist to create moving story-like epics and praising anthems for the Christian world and beyond. Shawns recent song, We are Brave just recently became a number one radio hit. Mark your calendars and invite your friends to this awesome…
  • Karate - Level 1 amp; 2 Tri-Cities Black Belt Academy Pasco, WA

    27 Aug 2015 | 1:32 pm
    On Tuesday, September 1 until Wednesday, September 30 the Tri-Cities Black Belt Academy will be teaching Level 1 and Level 2 Karate.  Details of the EventIf you are ready to learn hand, foot, and eye coordination; while also learning the importance of respect, discipline, and honor this Karate class is for you. Students will learn the techniques of “Tae Kwon Do” which focuses on sharpening mental and physical abilities. This class will enhance each student’s strength, coordination, and agility. A strict code of ethics will be followed, and students will be able to earn belt rankings…
  • Bead Show At The Hampton Inn In Richland, Washington

    27 Aug 2015 | 1:31 pm
    On Saturday, August 29 there will be a Bead Show at the Hampton Inn located at 486 Bradley Boulevard in Richland, Washington. The show will be from 9:00 in the morning until 6:00 in the evening. About the EventThe Bead Show at the Hampton Inn will have a great selection of natural to make your own beautiful jewelry. Stones include: Topaz, onyx, crystal, rhodochrosite, ruby zoisite, fresh water pearls, crystal pearls, turquoise, coral, chalcedony, adventurine, jaspers, agates and a lot more. Spend the day with your family and friends making your very own bead work.   The event is free. For…
  • Walla Walla Fair And Frontier Days In Walla Walla, Washington

    26 Aug 2015 | 2:08 pm
    This years Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days will be on September 4, 5 and 6 in Walla Walla County Fairgrounds Walla Walla, Washington. Walla Wallas 147th Labor Day WeekendFair and Frontier Days begins on the Wednesday before Labor Day with a County Fair and Country concert. Thursday brings more Fair fun with a Demo Derby that evening. Friday, Saturday and Sunday is the PRCA rodeo and Saturday is the grand parade down Main Street. Families have been coming to the fairgrounds for generations enjoying community and private events experiencing something new on each visit and making memories…
  • Ai Weiwei Walla Walla At Foundry Vineyards Walla Walla, Washington

    26 Aug 2015 | 2:08 pm
    On September 3,4,10,17,21 and October 1,8,15,22,29, Foundry Vineyards is honored to invite the public to their newest art installation featuring artwork from the infamous Chinese artist and political dissident Ai Weiwei. More about the EventFoundry Vineyards will be exhibiting the series Rebar and Case, eight sculptural works whose origin stems from the massive earthquake that shook the Sichuan province in China on May 12, 2008. More than 5,000 schoolchildren died during the disaster. When the Chinese government failed to release the number and names of students that perished, the lack of…
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  • A Decade After Katrina: View 10 Homes Built Since the Storm

    Zillow
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:07 am
    Filed under: Buying ZillowThis 2,800-square-foot West End home built in 2009 is on the market in New Orleans for $475,000. By Melissa Allison It was a decade ago this week that the levees failed in New Orleans, and Hurricane Katrina became one of the deadliest storms in U.S. history. The beloved city struggled mightily in the aftermath, battling flooding, bureaucracy, and mangled and rotting houses. Ten years on, there are signs of hope and renewal, including homes on the market that were built after the cataclysm. West End 6032 Pontchartrain Boulevard, New Orleans For sale: $475,000 Zillow A…
  • Which States Have the Oldest Homes? You Might Be Surprised

    Zillow
    21 Aug 2015 | 8:47 am
    Filed under: Buying, Economy, SellingZillowThis 1954 California home designed by architect Cliff May has been updated in a retro style. By Catherine Sherman Zillow looked at single-family houses built from 1900 to 2014 to see which decades are most represented by the current housing stock. Turns out, many homes in the Northeastern states were built in the '80s. But in California, the '50s remain the dominant decade for homes still standing. Washington, the nation's capital, is holding strong as the area with the oldest decade -- the 1920s -- most represented today. 1920-1929: District of…
  • Mortgage Rates Remain Low This Week at 3.77%

    Zillow
    19 Aug 2015 | 11:36 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 were quoted at 3.77 percent this week in Zillow Mortgages' report, unchanged from the same time last week. The 30-year fixed rate fell early in the week, then rose steadily throughout the week before settling Tuesday. "Mortgage rates fell last week to their lowest levels since May after China's yuan devaluation, but strong U.S. data helped rates quickly recover most of the drop," said…
  • Nixon's 'Western White House' for Sale for $75 Million

    Zillow
    18 Aug 2015 | 7:45 am
    Filed under: Celebrity Homes, House of the Day ZillowKnown as the "Western White House" during Nixon's presidency, the home in San Clemente is privately owned. By Melissa Allison The oceanside estate in California where Richard Nixon hosted 17 heads of state and retired to write his memoirs is on the market for $75 million. Nixon bought the San Clemente home in 1969 and dubbed it "La Casa Pacifica." It was better known during that era as "The Western White House," because the native Californian spent so much time there. He wasn't the first president to walk the halls of the sprawling estate.
  • Sweltering? Here are 10 Hacks for Living Without AC

    Trulia
    13 Aug 2015 | 11:14 pm
    Filed under: Home Improvement, How To, Renting Shutterstock / ChameleonsEye By Michelle Hainer No AC? No problem! With these hacks, you can keep cool this summer -- and keep your electric bill down. When the temperature creeps past 90 degrees on a hot summer day, it's natural to regret the decision to rent a place without air conditioning or own a home without AC installed. But don't despair. With these tips for living without an air conditioner, you can stave off the sweltering heat without paying a sky-high utility bill (or putting in a noisy, energy-sucking window unit). 1. Change the…
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  • A Decade After Katrina: View 10 Homes Built Since the Storm

    Zillow
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:07 am
    Filed under: Buying ZillowThis 2,800-square-foot West End home built in 2009 is on the market in New Orleans for $475,000. By Melissa Allison It was a decade ago this week that the levees failed in New Orleans, and Hurricane Katrina became one of the deadliest storms in U.S. history. The beloved city struggled mightily in the aftermath, battling flooding, bureaucracy, and mangled and rotting houses. Ten years on, there are signs of hope and renewal, including homes on the market that were built after the cataclysm. West End 6032 Pontchartrain Boulevard, New Orleans For sale: $475,000 Zillow A…
  • Which States Have the Oldest Homes? You Might Be Surprised

    Zillow
    21 Aug 2015 | 8:47 am
    Filed under: Buying, Economy, SellingZillowThis 1954 California home designed by architect Cliff May has been updated in a retro style. By Catherine Sherman Zillow looked at single-family houses built from 1900 to 2014 to see which decades are most represented by the current housing stock. Turns out, many homes in the Northeastern states were built in the '80s. But in California, the '50s remain the dominant decade for homes still standing. Washington, the nation's capital, is holding strong as the area with the oldest decade -- the 1920s -- most represented today. 1920-1929: District of…
  • Mortgage Rates Remain Low This Week at 3.77%

    Zillow
    19 Aug 2015 | 11:36 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 were quoted at 3.77 percent this week in Zillow Mortgages' report, unchanged from the same time last week. The 30-year fixed rate fell early in the week, then rose steadily throughout the week before settling Tuesday. "Mortgage rates fell last week to their lowest levels since May after China's yuan devaluation, but strong U.S. data helped rates quickly recover most of the drop," said…
  • Nixon's 'Western White House' for Sale for $75 Million

    Zillow
    18 Aug 2015 | 7:45 am
    Filed under: Celebrity Homes, House of the Day ZillowKnown as the "Western White House" during Nixon's presidency, the home in San Clemente is privately owned. By Melissa Allison The oceanside estate in California where Richard Nixon hosted 17 heads of state and retired to write his memoirs is on the market for $75 million. Nixon bought the San Clemente home in 1969 and dubbed it "La Casa Pacifica." It was better known during that era as "The Western White House," because the native Californian spent so much time there. He wasn't the first president to walk the halls of the sprawling estate.
  • Sweltering? Here are 10 Hacks for Living Without AC

    Trulia
    13 Aug 2015 | 11:14 pm
    Filed under: Home Improvement, How To, Renting Shutterstock / ChameleonsEye By Michelle Hainer No AC? No problem! With these hacks, you can keep cool this summer -- and keep your electric bill down. When the temperature creeps past 90 degrees on a hot summer day, it's natural to regret the decision to rent a place without air conditioning or own a home without AC installed. But don't despair. With these tips for living without an air conditioner, you can stave off the sweltering heat without paying a sky-high utility bill (or putting in a noisy, energy-sucking window unit). 1. Change the…
 
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  • FYI: Schuylkill River Trail Named Best Urban Trail in Recent Poll.

    blogeditor
    17 Aug 2015 | 10:01 am
      http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/11/circuit-trails-philadelphia/ By: Jarek Cotto Michael and Kevin Bacon are calling for college students and professionals to enter in the Better Philadelphia Competition. The challenge for this year focuses on designing healthy neighborhoods in the Mantua/Belmont section.   The UberX driver that was arrested for raping a passenger in July is also a cab driver! More here.   Philadelphia Police have finally solved the mystery of why the Eagles lost Super Bowl XXXIX. See why.   Phillies’ Franco gets hit on the wrist. X-rays came back…
  • FYI: Craigslist Scammer Stealing Hundreds in Deposit Money!

    blogeditor
    11 Aug 2015 | 4:59 pm
    http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/07/craigslist-rent-scam/ By: Jarek Cotto Someone is using Craigslist to scam people out of their deposit money!   Is UberX as bad as Philly cabs now? See why they might be below.   The Phillies made some major trade moves this year. Meet the new prospects and find out more about them here.   Is something like the Minority Report coming to Pennsylvania? The website Five Thirty Eight reported that that Pennsylvania could be on the verge of becoming one of the first states in the country to base criminal sentencing not only on what crimes…
  • FYI:Are Philadelphia Police Tracking Your Car’s Movements?

    blogeditor
    3 Aug 2015 | 11:52 am
    http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/07/29/license-plate-readers/ By: Jarek Cotto   In preparation for the Pope’s arrival, Philly will finally be doing an abandoned bike sweep. The sweep will start from Center City and work its way out.   Police are on the hunt for a man they claim installed skimming software at an ATM on the 800 block of Walnut next to the 7-Eleven. Police say he has installed similar devices on multiple ATMs. More here.   The world’s beloved Hitchbot met an unfortunate end when traveling across Philly. It was vandalised and destroyed but a group of techies…
  • FYI: Will Philly Survive the Chaos of Pope Francis’ Visit?

    blogeditor
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:04 pm
    http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/07/24/pope-francis-philadelphia-visit-challenges/ By: Jarek Cotto Its no secret that Pope Francis will visit Philadelphia in September. It takes a lot of preparation for something of this caliber to go off without a hitch. Could this be Philadelphia’s biggest challenge ever? See why many think so. Are Eagles fans really that obnoxious? See why they are ranked in Sports Illustrated most hated list. Man with plastic bag on his head robs Dunkin Donuts on Oregon Ave. Video below. An undercover operation led to 68 arrests in one neighborhood in two days.
  • More Plans for Construction on Hancock Street.

    blogeditor
    23 Jul 2015 | 1:38 pm
    http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/northern-liberties/plans-supported-for-two-homes-on-hancock-street By: Jarek Cotto The 800 block of N. Hancock Street has seen the rise of many interesting buildings. There’s a mix of new construction and adaptive reuse going on in this area. Now, you can add two more to the new construction list. The Northern Liberties Neighbors Association has just recently supported plans to build two single-family homes located at 817 N. Hancock St. which would replace a one-story building.
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  • More Home for a Lower Cost of Housing

    financemyhome1
    26 Aug 2015 | 10:18 am
    What if you could live in a larger and possibly newer home for less than you are currently? Would you consider moving? Do you want to hear more? Interest rates, while they’re expected to go up, actually took a small dip and are still hovering at the 4% or below mark for a 30 year mortgage and almost one percent less for a 15 year term. Let’s assume that you have a $225,000 mortgage currently at 6% which has a principal and interest payment of $1,348.99. With a 4% rate, you could have a $282,561 mortgage with the same payment. A $57,000 more expensive home could help you get what you need…
  • Get Ready for College

    financemyhome1
    19 Aug 2015 | 11:41 am
    One of the important things as a parent is to plan for their children’s education. Let’s look at two different approaches: a savings account or investing in rental real estate. Assuming your child is five years old and you start putting $250 a month in a savings account earning 2%, in 13 years you’d have $44,497.41 to pay for their college. Anticipating that isn’t going to be enough, you’d have to save $500 a month to end up with $88,995. Another way would be to make a lump sum contribution of $20,000 today in a mutual fund earning 5% that would be worth $37,713 in 13 years. You’d…
  • Wait a Year…It Won’t Matter?

    financemyhome1
    17 Aug 2015 | 2:13 am
    There is a frequently quoted expression “more money has been lost from indecision than was ever lost from making a bad decision.” Regardless of the extent of its accuracy, most people can recall when procrastination has cost them money. There are markets so short of inventory that buyers have become frustrated after losing bids for several homes and have decided to wait until more homes come on the market. In the meantime, the shortage of homes is driving the prices up more by the month. There are buyers who can’t find what they want for the price they want to pay and think that waiting…
  • Who is Your Champion?

    financemyhome1
    4 Aug 2015 | 8:15 am
    The Super Bowl and World Series determine the football and baseball champions. Since there can only be one champion, the other team loses the competition. In feudal times, a knight might champion for the king or a patriotic, romantic or religious cause. Fierce competition can occur when buying or selling a home because each party wants to get the “best deal” possible. When the buyer and seller are not be equally matched, and they rarely are, it is important to have a champion on your side to fight for your cause. The price of the home, the type of financing and concessions, personal…
  • It’s Hard to Imagine

    financemyhome1
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:44 am
    With mortgage rates below 5% since 2009, you’d think any homeowner who should refinance would have already. However, it is estimated, there are approximately 6.5 million borrowers who would benefit with significant monthly savings by refinancing. Rodney Anderson of Supreme Lending, on his weekly radio program, described a recent pipeline meeting where they reviewed every pending mortgage application his company was processing. They had seven refinancing applicants whose current mortgage was over 9% and twelve with a rate between 7% and 9%. “Some 550,000 American homeowners with a mortgage…
 
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    Houston Apartment Insiders' Blog

  • Your Apartment After Divorce: 5 Tips

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:47 am
    Tips for those going through divorce as they build out their own solo Houston apartment home.Every divorce is as unique as the people involved, but whether your divorce is a friendly, cooperative decision, a complex court battle, or anything in between, it is a major life change. If you’re moving to a new Houston apartment as you start this new stage of your life, these tips might help make the transition easier: 1.Make it as easy on yourself as possible. Be gentle with yourself, and let others help you. Find friends, family members, or even support groups of other divorcees who can…
  • Better Sleep in Your New Houston Apartment: Tips You Haven’t Heard

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    20 Aug 2015 | 6:51 am
    Need help falling asleep in your new Houston apartment? Try these not-so-common tips to fall asleep faster.Whether you’re moving to Houston for the first time, moving in with your significant other, setting up your student apartment for the year or the semester, downsizing from a house to an apartment, or just ready for a change, sleeping in a new apartment is a challenge for many people. Soon, your Houston apartment will feel like home, the place where you sleep best. Until then, while you’re settling in and getting used to the change, here are four proven sleep tips that you may…
  • 4 Tips for Living in Houston Without a Car

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    13 Aug 2015 | 5:43 am
    Can you live in Houston without a car? We have your guide to car-free Houston living right here.One question we’re sometimes asked by people moving to Houston is, “How easy is it to live in Houston without a car?” The honest answer is, “It’s a challenge, but it can be done.” Houston is definitely a car-loving city, with the majority of commuters getting to work by car, and most of the metro area is spread out and designed for cars, not cyclists, pedestrians, or mass transit riders. Houston has a public transit system that includes buses and light rail, but…
  • Houston Families: Back to School 2015

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    6 Aug 2015 | 6:14 am
    It's back-to-school time in Houston! If you're new to Houston, this guide will help you get your kids off to the best start possible for the school year.August 24 will be the first day of the 2014-2015 school year for the Houston Independent School District and most other primary and secondary schools in and around Houston. Back-to-school season can be hectic for families, especially if you’re new to Houston. As always, Houston Apartment Insiders is here to help you find the Houston apartment that’s best for you, and settle comfortably into your new hometown. We’ve compiled…
  • Houston Summer Without Air Conditioning: 4 Tips

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:22 am
    Stay cool in Houston this summer - tips for no AC Houston living during the summer.Have you ever wondered what you would do in Houston without air conditioning? Most Americans are hooked on air conditioning in the summertime, but Houston, in particular, is famous for its heat and humidity. If you’re just moving to Houston, our climate can take some getting used to. It’s not uncommon for Houstonians to stay indoors and air conditioned day and night, traveling in air conditioned cars when they must go out. Leon Neyfakh, writing for The Boston Globe, points out that humans have lived…
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  • London’s Construction Boom set to Continue

    25 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    London seems to be in a perpetual state of reconstruction as supply increases to meet the demands of a population that is soon set to surpass its 1939 peak of 8.615 million. The tower is considered the future for much of London’s new housing stock and consequently, London’s skyline is constantly shifting and set to continue changing, with more than 230 skyscraper projects of various shapes and sizes approved in the city, many to commence construction this year. Construction activity has extended beyond core central London markets into the boroughs, particularly in areas where…
  • Would German-Style Rent Controls Work for London?

    11 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    In June, Berlin became the first city in Germany to introduce a cap on rents in the capital. On 1st August French President Francois Hollande enforced rent controls in Paris, delivering on his manifesto promise of sweeping housing reform. Both Berlin and Paris have experienced spiralling property prices, with some of the fastest-rising rents in Europe. London is in exactly the same boat with more and more tenants being forced to move out of the capital, into the suburbs and beyond where rents are significantly cheaper. Rents in Berlin rose more than 9% between 2013 and 2014 leading to a new…
  • Investors Checking-In to International Hotel Sector

    4 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Hotel sales worldwide are on target for an outstanding year after totalling more than €39bn in the first half of 2015, boosted by an increasing appetite among Asian and Middle Eastern investors. Transactions in the international hotel sector jumped 56% year-on-year in the first six months of this year, according to real estate broker JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group. The astonishing pace is short of the record of €57bn set in the first half of 2007. The rise in global hotel activity this year reflects investors increasing risk appetite in pursuit of higher yields at a time…
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  • Best Google+ Real Estate Articles August 2015

    Bill Gassett
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:44 am
    The Very Best Real Estate Content on Google Plus                           As August comes to a close and I look over the landscape of great real estate content on Google +, as usual, it’s difficult to narrow it down to the best handful of [...]
  • How to Get Your First Ten Thousand Real Estate Visitors

    Bill Gassett
    5 Aug 2015 | 4:39 am
    Ramp Up Your Online Real Estate Visibility Being a real estate agent has changed dramatically over the past decade.  And the trends continue to point in the direction of more technology.  Yet, the reality for most real estate agents is that they simply don’t know how to keep up with all the changes in marketing [...]
  • Best Google+ Real Estate Articles July 2015

    Bill Gassett
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:33 am
    The Best of Google Plus Real Estate Articles                           Each month the Real Estate articles here on Google+ seem to dig a little deeper and continue to shine with a lot of well written and entertaining articles by Real Estate bloggers highlighting words [...]
  • 10 Quick Tips on Downsizing Your Home

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

    Bill Gassett
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:21 am
    The Very Best Of Real Estate on Google Plus Google Plus is an excellent place to research the latest trends in real estate. You’ll find top Real Estate pros are sharing the latest info for sellers, buyers or homeowners who just want to keep an eye on the market. With so many great articles available [...]
 
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  • Sep.17, NYC: The Real Estate Networking Event You’ve Been Waiting for All Year

    Roxana Baiceanu
    21 Aug 2015 | 8:22 am
    If you ever attended or heard about our real estate networking events, then you’ll want to mark this date right away: Thursday, September 17th, at the Liberty Theater, PropertyShark is hosting its 8th annual client appreciation party, from 5:30PM to 10PM. RSVP today, bring up to 2 other people with you to the party, and let’s see if we can break last year’s attendance record! Last year’s event was a huge success as it brought together more than 1,500 professionals from all branches of the real estate industry. Business cards were exchanged and new connections…
  • San Francisco Networking Event by PropertyShark

    Derek Hall
    14 Aug 2015 | 8:35 am
    Our networking events on the West Coast are becoming a tradition! On August 4, 2015, PropertyShark.com hosted its Annual Networking Event in San Francisco and it was a huge success, bringing together real estate professionals for a relaxed and fun evening at the Redford. The event also offered a good opportunity for creating connections and referrals, a key element for success in the world of real estate. Thank you everyone for coming, it was a pleasure to meet you and we hope to see you again next year! For a full collection of photos, check out our album Recognize anyone you know? Give us…
  • Los Angeles Real Estate Networking Event by PropertyShark

    Derek Hall
    14 Aug 2015 | 8:04 am
    PropertyShark.com recently hosted its  Annual Networking Party in LA at Blue Cow Kitchen & Bar on Thursday, July 30th. The event gathered professionals from all reaches of the real estate industry, including agents, brokers, lenders, investors, and more! Business cards were exchanged, connections were made, and a good time was had by all. Leading up to the event, members of our Sales & Marketing team met with several influential real estate professionals and were pleased with the feedback we received. PropertyShark is committed to providing the most accurate and up-to-date data…
  • Brooklyn’s Exciting Evolution Revealed in Cool Now-and-Then Photos

    Amalia Otet
    6 Aug 2015 | 5:09 am
    Brooklyn, once the home primarily of brownstones and warehouse conversions, has been the subject of significant development over recent years. Brooklyn is no longer dependent upon Manhattan, having a vibrant nightlife, eclectic restaurants, shopping, and a culture of its own. With its rapid progression has come a tremendous amount of growth in the real estate market as well. Luxury high-rises are cropping up throughout Brooklyn, giving renters and buyers the opportunity to be part of one of the world’s hottest markets. To help you visualize the quite astonishing changes, our sister company…
  • San Francisco Home Prices Reach All-Time High

    Ramona Sangerean
    4 Aug 2015 | 9:05 am
    San Francisco’s residential market not only remained strong in the second quarter of 2015, but hit an all-time high: the median sale price reached $1,185,000, a 20% increase over Q2 2014. The median price per sq. ft. ($915) — up 10% Q-o-Q and 15% Y-o-Y — mirrors the trend for median sale prices and marks another record for the SF housing market. San Francisco home prices even exceed Manhattan numbers, where the median sale price for residential properties hasn’t reached $1M yet. Residential market highlights: total number of transactions: 1691 (5% decrease Y-o-Y); sales…
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  • Cashing In: Former NBA Forward Chris Mills Is Selling Tarzana Home

    Craig Donofrio
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Vincent Laforet/Getty Images Sport Former NBA forward Chris Mills, who starred for the Cleveland Cavaliers and New York Knicks in the ’90s, has put his very large—and very gated—Tarzana, CA, mansion on the market for $4.5 million. Once you get past the giant gates, you’ll be treated to a sprawling stonework driveway with a three-tier fountain and space to hold up to 18 cars. The interior of this lavish 6,498-square-foot mansion features travertine and marble flooring, wrought-iron balconies, and coffered cathedral ceilings. The five-bedroom house also has a library, media…
  • Hottest Courts in the Land: 13 Smashing Homes for Tennis Lovers

    Claudine Zap
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:00 pm
    realtor.com Tennis, anyone? In honor of the upcoming U.S. Open, we decided to run down top-seeded homes with tennis courts around the country. We had the advantage of finding listings of smashing homes for sale—each perfect for holding your own personal tournament. If any of these places appeals to your inner Serena Williams, slip on your tennis whites and get ready to volley. Address: 5430 Vanalden Ave, Tarzana, CA Price: $2,199,000 Love score: The listing description wasn’t kidding when it dubbed this compound a “totally updated gated tennis-court estate.” The five-bedroom…
  • Quite a Catch: NFL Great Randy Moss Is Selling Rhode Island Home

    Craig Donofrio
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Rob Tringali/Sportschrome/Getty Images Legendary NFL wide receiver Randy Moss is tossing his Lincoln, RI, home to the sidelines for $749,000—a 40% reduction from the price he paid in 2008. That’s all right, though: The six-time Pro Bowler can afford to be thrown for a (relative) pittance of a loss if he decides to suit up and return to the NFL. While that’s looking ahead for him, let’s look at what he’s leaving behind. The 38-year-old athlete, whose incredible athleticism earned him the nickname of “The Freak,” is selling a 3,846-square-foot contemporary home situated…
  • Restoring New Orleans by Building on Its Past

    Craig Donofrio
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    SNAP Real Estate Photography; LLC In New Orleans, many homeowners see themselves as temporary guardians of history. They work tirelessly to protect and preserve the city’s storied past, through tempered renovations on their homes and an eye for the architectural nuance that makes this Southern city so unique. When Hurricane Katrina swept through their communities, destroying everything in its path, all that had been preserved for nearly 300 years was put at risk. But new architects rose up and—with respect for the roots and traditions of New Orleans—started rebuilding. And along…
  • #TBT Hot Tubs: Cool or Not?

    Rosie Amodio
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:03 am
    Vanilla Ice: Dave Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images As summer wanes and we start imagining those crisp fall nights, hot tubs come to mind. This week’s throwback is a nod to the whirlpool. Whether it’s made out of wood (the material of hot tub traditionalists), acrylic, or fiberglass—or if it even boasts the proprietary name Jacuzzi—these spas with bubbly, circulating water action are as polarizing as Donald Trump. The word “hot tub” conjures up different images for different people: The ’70s version, complete with naked guy with chest hair and Burt Reynolds ’stache;…
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  • 58 Regency Drive, Dracut MA 01826- New Construction

    Massachusetts Realtor
    17 Aug 2015 | 9:02 am
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent 58 Regency Drive, Dracut MA is one of the last lots overlooking the golf course at the desirable golf community at Meadow Creek.  Located towards the eastern side of Dracut, making it a good commuter location. Meadow Creek is approx. 180 homes.  All are upscale and are of similar quality.  Meadow Creek is Dracut’s premier neighborhood built around the Four Oaks Country Club. 58 Regency is currently under construction and is about 3100 sq feet featuring 9 rooms, two and half…
  • Escalation Clause- Win the Bidding War

    Massachusetts Realtor
    12 Aug 2015 | 10:32 am
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent An escalation clause can be a great way to structure an offer to be the winning bid in a red hot market.  When you know buyer  competition will be high on a home, it it also means you may be competing with multiple offers . Here in the Massachusetts Real Estate market we are seeing certain communities or properties that will most likely be in a bidding war with multiple offers.  It can be very frustrating as a buyer. What is an escalation clause? An escalation clause is you offer a…
  • Guest on Keeping it Real Estate North Shore 104.9

    Massachusetts Realtor
    11 Aug 2015 | 9:35 am
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent Keeping it Real Estate podcast August 8th 2015 I had the opportunity to be a guest on North Shore 104.9’s Keeping it Real Estate with Real Estate Attorney, Rick Carter,  Comedian, Tony V and Real Estate Appraiser, Scott Hardin. The show is very funny with Tony V. keeping it very lively. I am not sure how much real estate was discussed!! Related Posts:Tewkbury REALTOR Guest on 104.9 Keeping it Real EstateDracut MA Homes and Real Estate for SaleSearch all the Real Estate and Homes…
  • Tewkbury REALTOR Guest on 104.9 Keeping it Real Estate

    Massachusetts Realtor
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:52 pm
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent Tewkbury Realtor Guest on 104.9 Last week, I had the opportunity to be a guest on Keeping it Real Estate.  Keeping it Real Estate is a radio show on North Shore 104.9 FM hosted by Massachusetts Real Estate Attorney, Rick Carter and Comedian Tony V.  The topic on Saturdays podcast was short sales and foreclosures. Learn what a short sale is and pitfalls with foreclosures on today’s podcast. ___________________________________________________ Kevin Vitali is a Tewksbury REALTOR…
  • Denying Home Showings. What is it costing you?

    Massachusetts Realtor
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:29 am
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent Denying home showings can cost you dearly.  It can cost you obtaining the highest selling price for your home or even worse… it can prevent the sale of your home.  I have written a previous article on denying home showings, for more information read Are You Denying Home Showings of Your Home? Every listing I take,  I have a discussion with the home 0wner how important it is to allow as many showings as possible to occur.  Of course they always are on board and say no…
 
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  • New Home Construction. Flooring: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

    Tim Thornton, Greater Austin Area Realtor® ZipRealty, inc.
    18 Aug 2015 | 7:27 am
    In continuing with the new home construction issues, concerns and things to be on the look for when you are building a home--comes the topic of "What can go wrong when the builder installs your flooring." I have seen MANY issues with builder flooring over the years. Issues as serious as having to remove the wood floors on an entire floor, or replacing the tile. Flooring tends to be something that everyone feels comfortable with their level of understanding, but if you don't understand how flooring is installed, this may be a false sense of security.What could possibly go wrong when the…
  • Austin Real Estate 1H 2015 Market Update

    Tim Thornton, Greater Austin Area Realtor® ZipRealty, inc.
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:03 am
    Well, there is the snap shot of our 2015 Austin area market. This is a slide from one of Austin's title companies, Gracy Title, that shows that every month during the first half of 2015 with the exception of May has been a higher sales volume month than the month from the previous year. More importantly, as we look at moving averages, quarterly sales and year-to-date sales volume, 2015 stands out over last year's record year and every other year on record. Why is Austin growing so fast? The first answer is JOBS. Venture capital investments in high tech jobs, expansion of existing high tech…
  • Fraudulent Lease Listings

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

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

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

    Mike Wheatley
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:53 pm
    Château Group, a luxury private developer specializing in high-end residential, commercial and mixed-use projects in the United States and South America, has announced that construction of the FENDI Château Residences project has “topped off”. Situated at 9365 Collins Avenue in Surfside, Florida, two blocks south of the renowned Bal Harbour Shops, FENDI Château Residences is an exclusive 12-storey waterfront condominium development that’s slated for completion in June 2016. The development encompasses some 58 “exclusive flow-thru oceanfront residences and penthouses” that…
  • Existing home sales rise, but inventory & foreclosure problems remain

    Mike Wheatley
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:12 pm
    New housing data shows more people are buying existing homes, while more lenders are repossessing foreclosed homes. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), existing home sales rose by two percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.59 million in July, from a downwardly revised 5.48 million in June. Overall sales activity in July meanwhile, stayed at the highest pace since February 2007 with 5.79 million sales, the tenth consecutive month that we’ve seen increased year-over-year sales. The median existing home price for all housing types was $234,000, up 5.6…
  • 10 Things you need to know before getting into Real Estate

    Mike Wheatley
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:29 pm
    What essential information should someone obtain before making a decision to enter the real estate profession? Addressing the ten important items can save anyone considering a real estate career a lot of time and money. 1. Know Your Local Real Estate Licensing Laws The first, most important, information required to pursue a real estate career involves gaining familiarity with the real estate licensing laws in your area. These differ from state to state. You can obtain directions to your state’s rules by contacting your local Real Estate Commission. 2. Investigate Real Estate Specialties…
  • Technology Takes CRE To New Heights

    Paul Cook
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:48 am
    Technology has had a profound effect on our culture and daily lives; ranging from communication to buying consumer goods. In recent times, the impact of technology on the Commercial Real Estate (CRE) sector has increased exponentially. This has not only affected CRE transactions, but also has a significant influence on investors, brokers and tenants alike. Tech sector and CRE go hand-in-hand. Since the I.T. boom, new tech companies are establishing every day and existing tech giants are aiming for rapid, global expansion. Competition within the industry is at an all-time high. War for talent…
  • Study: Poor credit leads to higher home insurance rates

    Mike Wheatley
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:52 pm
    Unfortunately for those with a poor credit history, securing a mortgage isn’t the only problem they face when trying to get onto the property ladder. Poor finances can also have a considerable impact on one’s home insurance premiums too, according to a new study commissioned by the InsuranceQuotes.com website. The study looked at the kind of impact that a credit-based insurance score has on home insurance premiums, and found that those who have a median credit-based insurance score would pay 32 percent more than someone with a stellar credit record, on average. Even worse –…
 
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    Showing Suite

  • 3 Mindsets Sabotaging your Success in Real Estate

    Brianna Collier
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:24 am
    Mindset: “the established set of attitudes held by someone.” How could a mindset be dangerous, I mean, it’s not like its affecting anything right? When driving down the highway, I cruise on over to the second to the left lane ready for a long commute to work. I have my music on, the morning so far is going pretty good. Then, out of nowhere this red SUV cuts in front of me and slams on his breaks! My immediate response is anger. How DARE you cut me off – the nerve of this guy. I proceed to swerve around him angrily effectively cutting someone else off. My mindset here is that people…
  • 4 Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Real Estate Blog

    Brianna Collier
    19 Aug 2015 | 8:37 am
    Companies that blog have 97% more inbound links and generate 67% more leads per month. Just having a blog though doesn’t mean it will automatically produce leads. A real estate blog is no different. If you are going to spend all that time designing a website and creating content to publish, it just makes sense to do it well.   4 Ways to Drive Traffic to your Real Estate Blog       Part of having a blog people like and share virally is posting good content. Keys to good content: Aimed at the right audience You need to decide who you are primarily targeting.  Whether…
  • Are You Paying too Much for Real Estate Technology?

    Brianna Collier
    12 Aug 2015 | 8:30 am
    In a tech driven age, real estate technology is a must if you want to be at the top of your game. With so many options to choose from to help make your real estate life easier, it can be hard to make the most informed decision amidst the sea of fancy sales wordage and features. When investing in real estate technology, you want the most features for the lowest price. The first step is to identify what your needs actually are.  Secondly, you need to be an informed buyer. What are the different options out there and how much does each cost? The last thing you want is to invest in products…
  • Real Estate Strategies to Break Out of the Box

    Brianna Collier
    5 Aug 2015 | 8:30 am
        Another way to say this is: a change has to be made if you want a different outcome than what is present already. What do you want to see in your career and life? Does that vision line up with what your life actually looks like? If your answers to those 2 questions don’t match, its time to make a change. With any change, you have to have a plan. You cannot expect something tojust happen and voila! You are magically doing it right! No, you need strategy. You may have everything you need and are doing a lot right already, but you are stuck in “the box” of only…
  • 4 Traits of a Top Producer

    Brianna Collier
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
      Some people just walk in the light. I’m sure you know which light I’m talking about – the “everything they do seems to turn out great” light. This are rare – few can claim they all of a sudden just knew how to be successful. Sure, instincts play a big role here, but for the most part, there are a few ingredients that go into making someone a top producer.      Don’t know the answer? Go and find it. This is where a good dose of humility comes in handy. You do not know everything. Sometimes (er rather a lot of times) there are others…
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    EMA Blog

  • Why Do Home Lenders Prefer Millennials?

    EMA
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:54 am
    It is no secret that millennials are less active in the housing market than the generations before them, but it looks like the tide might be changing in that regard as of late. Young people have largely stayed out of the process of owning a home for many potential reasons: the recent recession, underemployment or unemployment, overwhelm from student loan payments, or the perception that they would not qualify for loans. According to new research from the National Association of Realtors, however, it looks like first-time homebuyers have upped their share of the purchase market in recent…
  • Is the Decline of Bank Originated Mortgages Good or Bad News?

    EMA
    21 Aug 2015 | 7:53 am
    It is no surprise to anyone in the lending industry that the number of bank originated mortgages has decreased. Part of this is due to the economic crash of 2008 that had such a big impact on the housing market, but the fallout from the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act also had important ramifications for lenders. With many bank lenders pulling themselves out of the market or significantly reducing the number of loans they had available, non-bank lenders have arrived on the scene in relatively large numbers. In fact, recent research from Harvard University indicates that these non-bank lenders are…
  • What You Need to Know about the FHA’s New Loan Defect Taxonomy

    EMA
    20 Aug 2015 | 6:55 am
    The Federal Housing Administration has handed down new taxonomy for loan defects. The goal is to give lenders more information and improved clarity about the quality assurance provided for FHA loans, but lenders should be aware that it is not a shield free from potential piercing. In fact, this taxonomy does not offer unlimited protection against enforcement actions taken by regulators, including those at the Department of Justice. Taxonomy Goals The purpose of the new taxonomy is that it aids lenders in the discovery of underwriting mistakes, ultimately cutting down on the number of errors…
  • Why G-Fee Parity has been a Boon for Smaller Lenders

    EMA
    18 Aug 2015 | 5:06 am
    In the past, it was harder for smaller players in the lending market to grab a share of the action, but it looks like that trend is slowly being changed. This is largely due to the fact that the difference between what bigger and smaller lenders pay for guarantee fees to Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae has been narrowing, allowing even some of the industry’s smallest loan originators to increase their share. G-Fees These guarantee fees for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae loans have grown by 250 percent over the past six years. In 2009, the average basis points for these fees was 22, but that number…
  • Why Mortgage Lenders Need to Talk to Borrowers Who Think They Are Not Eligible for Loans?

    EMA
    14 Aug 2015 | 6:56 am
    According to a recent survey of mortgage executives, too many eligible borrowers are under the impression they would not qualify for a home loan. This misconception is causing such borrowers to avoid even looking into a mortgage application. Part of the reason for this misperception has to do with the tighter lending standards that were the norm in the aftermath of the housing market collapse. The new regulations issues by the federal government, in addition to the actions taken by individual lenders, have been a reaction to looser standards that allowed too many people to take out home loans…
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    SBA 504 Loan Blog

  • When Speed is Critical, They Call Mercantile

    admin
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:15 am
    Back in June, we closed an SBA 504 loan in four days. Read that again: we closed a loan in four days. This particular loan was for the acquisition of an industrial facility totaling 177,749 SF for a manufacturer called Dynamic Integrated Solutions in San Jose, CA. The total project cost was $16.6 million and we provided the $5.355 million interim second mortgage. This project allows Dynamic Integrated Solutions to expand their assembly integration, improve efficiency by streamlining equipment, and take on more complex projects. This project also allows us to tell you that it’s possible to…
  • Smarter commercial real estate financing for small business owners

    admin
    12 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Who we are: Since 2003, we’ve closed 569 SBA 504 loans worth more than $1.624 billion. We’re nationwide, with closings in 40 of the 50 states as well as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. Construction projects account for about half of our business, and we’ve built an exceptional construction administration team. We’ve been on both sides of the commercial development process. Believe us when we say we’ve walked a mile in our borrowers’ shoes. Any lender can provide a 504 loan, but it takes experience and expertise to do it right every time. What we do: Up to 90% financing…
  • Our loan volume is the largest it’s ever been

    admin
    16 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    In the past we’ve always reported on the number of loans we’ve closed and the total project costs we’ve financed. But today we want to let you know about a metric we haven’t publicized before, and how it confirms our place as a meaningful contributor to the 504 industry. As of the end of the second quarter, we have 56 active loans on our books worth just over $82 million. That means we have 56 transactions on our books in different stages of the 504 loan process. Not only is this the largest this number has ever been, it also represents a tremendous growth in our loan volume. We have…
  • Can Any Lender Do a 504 Loan?

    admin
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:35 pm
    Here’s the truth about SBA 504 loans: any lender can do one. There’s nothing magical or mystical about it; no special club we belong to that enables us to provide 504 loans. But before you run out and grab the first banker you see and demand a 504 loan, a word of caution: there’s a difference between can and should. We often compare what we do to a medical procedure. If you’re in need of surgery or some sort of specialized treatment, would you go with the first doctor you found in the phone book or the first recommendation from a friend? No way. You’d do your homework and choose the…
  • Mercantile & IBERIABANK Close First Loan Together

    Trey
    5 Jun 2015 | 8:09 am
    On May 27th, we closed our first SBA 504 loan in conjunction with IBERIABANK since our merger in late March. We provided financing for the acquisition and expansion of retail space for a high-end fashion boutique called Planet Bardot, located in the Knox Park area of Dallas, Texas. The $7.65 million project allows our client to purchase and renovate an existing 5,100 SF multi-tenant retail center. An additional 3,900 SF of retail space will be constructed which will allow the store to expand its footprint nearly 600% and lease the remaining space to third-party tenants. Planet Bardot will…
 
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  • 8 Ways to Keep Your Home Show-Ready with Kids

    ForSaleByOwner
    19 Aug 2015 | 1:16 pm
    If you have kids then you also probably have a mess on your hands. Constantly picking up after them can be especially exhausting when your house is on the market. A bit of organization and a few essential tips will help you manage any messes and keep your home show-ready for interested house hunters. 1. Keep Your Home Free of Clutter Having a garage sale, selling items online or donating them to a local charity can help you get rid of the clutter, but then you’ll need to keep it that way. That means designating a home for all of your children’s items and communicating where you…
  • 5 Ways to Market Your Open House

    ForSaleByOwner
    17 Aug 2015 | 8:50 am
    Once you’ve listed your home online and posted your yard sign, an open house can be a great way to add marketing exposure to your sale. 2 out of every 5 buyers use open houses at some point during their home search. In addition to advertising, an open house can help you manage showings and might even lead to a bidding war. Here’s what you need to know to attract more buyers to your showing. 1. Stage for Success If you haven’t cleaned, decluttered and depersonalized already, then now is the time. Be thoughtful about how you want your home to appear and what it will take to get it there.
  • How to Maintain a Staged Home

    Bill Kurland
    5 Aug 2015 | 10:50 am
    Once you’ve decluttered, depersonalized and arranged your furniture you’re ready to start showing your home. But how do you maintain a staged home and keep it in show-ready condition for buyers at all times? When it comes to maintaining a staged home, it helps to be proactive. Creating your own checklists and schedules and delegating chores to members of the family who are willing – or in the case of children, required – to help is a great way to get started. Some minor daily maintenance will go a long way to keeping dirt from piling up and small behaviors like returning items to…
  • Most Popular Homes For Sale By Owner in July

    ForSaleByOwner
    4 Aug 2015 | 10:10 am
    July was another big month for by owner sellers. House hunters were out in force on ForSaleByOwner throughout the month and they flocked to these five homes. More than 27,000 buyers were drawn to these listings, resulting in two of these homes being put under contract in less than three weeks. Let’s take a look at what they did to get so much attention. 1. 1216 Bushville Hwy, Arnaudville, LA 70512 Price: $273,000 Highlights: A beautiful and unique Acadian style home, this spacious 3-bed, 3-bath cottage incorporates antique details with modern amenities. The kitchen, with gorgeous…
  • Most Popular Homes For Sale By Owner in June

    ForSaleByOwner
    5 Jul 2015 | 11:41 am
    June was a big month for by owner sellers with a home selling on ForSaleByOwner as quickly as every 36 minutes. Nearly 4 million buyers visited our site and our most popular sellers were ready with well crafted descriptions and expertly placed photos. With existing home sales hitting a six-year high in May, mortgage rates remaining favorable for buyers and the strong traffic we saw in June, July is shaping up to be another big month in real estate. Take a few ideas from these popular independent sellers to draw more attention to your listing while the market’s still hot. 1. 67 Demarest…
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    Alessia Barbara
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:21 am
    Decorating a nursery can be one of the most exciting and pleasurable issues to do. You may have a brand new life coming to join the family and particularly when it is your first you want all the things it seems or not less than you want every thing to be perfect. When eager about how one can decorate, suppose wall stickers for nursery because that can make it easy. Wall stickers assist you to peel and stick your wall dcor anyplace you wish to and transfer it should you feel it needs to be moved. Top-of-the-line issues about these peel and stick wall decals is their ease of application. You do…
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    Alessia Barbara
    23 Aug 2015 | 11:08 pm
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    Alessia Barbara
    23 Aug 2015 | 10:57 pm
    Besides useful for adding seasoning, salt is also useful for the health of the body, for it to consume foods containing salt is highly recommended, but must also be fixed, should not be exaggerated, since any excess is not good for the body. It turns sea salt can also be used for beauty media, judging from the number of beauty products that use sea salt as ingredients, as well as bath body wraps, salt, salt scrubs, soaps and cosmetic products such as make-up. There is no doubt, from the research of sea salt does contain calcium, potassium, magnesium, sulfate and mercury are beneficial for…
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    CREOutsider

  • What Users Expect from Your App

    Chris Clark
    19 Aug 2015 | 5:54 am
    Everyone wants to disrupt the commercial real estate industry. Whether it’s a different kind of marketing platform, business process automation, new ways to finance or getting rid of the middleman, CRE disrupters are on it. But disruption doesn’t happen just because someone wants it to. That’s because disruption is a two way street. And this […] Source: CREOutsider
  • Disrupting CRE – It’s A Matter of Trust

    Chris Clark
    4 Aug 2015 | 5:49 am
    Innovation and disruption are studied a lot these days as everyone tries to identify industries ripe for disruption and figure out  exactly how to disrupt them. One way to do that is to reverse engineer disrupting companies to create a blueprint of sorts to help innovative types find a path for disruption. As I was […] Source: CREOutsider
  • New Apps Featuring PropertyFuse, Canva & More

    Chris Clark
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:50 am
    PropertyFuse For all those smaller and mid-sized brokerages experiencing sticker shock over LoopNet’s new search pricing, maybe it’s time to look at an alternative. PropertyFuse is a free database of commercial property assessor data from across the US. A crowd-sourced platform, you find a building in your market, update fields, add photos or add listings […] Source: CREOutsider
  • The Other Data War

    Chris Clark
    21 Jul 2015 | 5:57 am
    I don’t want to hear any more whining about LoopNet. It’s just a marketing platform. You assess LoopNet’s value by how well they deliver leads that convert to deals. If they don’t deliver, you should stop paying for it. No whining about CoStar either. They’ve collected all sorts of data, added value and are charging […] Source: CREOutsider
  • The Smartest Brokerage in the World

    Chris Clark
    14 Jul 2015 | 5:55 am
    There are a lot of smart people trying to get rid of the brokerage model. They say things like it’s inefficient because brokerages don’t embrace technology or they rely too much on relationships. Whether they’ll be able to fully rid the industry of relationships is another story. But there are some groups of users who […] Source: CREOutsider
 
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    Total Mortgage Underwritings Blog

  • Secrets to Buying a Home that Will Appreciate Over Time

    Taryne Leahey
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:43 pm
    No one buys a home hoping its value will stay exactly the same for the next 30 years. In a healthy real estate market, most people just assume that their property will appreciate over time, even if only slightly. But, as many real estate investors already know, there are ways to pick out the most promising house. While you and your family’s needs should always come first when it comes to choosing a place to live, keeping some of these factors in mind can help you pick a home that will appreciate over time. “Location, location, location” This is one cliché that’s actually spot on. Of…
  • How to Prepare for a Mortgage

    Evan Potter
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:11 pm
    Sure, you would love to own your home. You’re definitely tired of renting, but before making the leap to home ownership, there’s one question you will need to ask and answer: how much house can I afford? Here are some basic tips to pin down the elusive answers concerning mortgage options, down payments, and budgeting for monthly expenses to help you decide if you’re financially ready to buy a home. 1. Choosing the Right Mortgage The mortgage option you choose will affect all of your remaining decisions about down payments and monthly budgeting. Various mortgage packages are…
  • Current Mortgage Rates for Wednesday, August 26, 2015

    Michael Kraus
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:18 am
    It was a pretty wild day yesterday.  The Dow was up a couple hundred points for most of the day, only to sell off at the end of trading, ending the day down over 200 points.  However, we did not see similar price action from Treasuries, which were down all day.  10-year Treasury yields rose from around the 2.00% level to as high at 2.13% or so, and are presently around the same level.  Mortgage backed securities underperformed in relation to Treasuries, but did stage a little bit of a late day comeback, stanching some of the bleeding.  Mortgage rates were still up on the day yesterday.
  • What is the Fannie Mae HomePath?

    Carter Wessman
    25 Aug 2015 | 10:37 am
    Fannie Mae takes many precautions to decrease the chance of properties with their mortgages foreclosing. However, it isn’t possible to stop all foreclosures. So when it inevitably does happen, the best thing is to sell that home quickly. That’s the goal of the Fannie Mae HomePath program—to resell foreclosed homes in a timely manner so as to minimize the negative impact on communities. How foreclosures negatively affect communities 1. Lower housing values It’s been demonstrated that foreclosures bring down property levels of nearby homes. It’s different in every area, but the most…
  • Current Mortgage Rates for Tuesday, August 25, 2015

    Michael Kraus
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:57 am
    What a difference a day makes.  Yesterday’s sell-off in equities is in the process of reversing this morning on the news that the People’s Bank of China has taken measures to prop up China’s ailing stock markets.  Whether or not these measures will work, or whether this simply kicks the can down the road are questions for a different day. Yields on 10-year Treasury bonds, which fell to as low as 1.92% yesterday are now back up to 2.08%, give or take. As is generally the case, mortgage backed securities are moving in the same direction as treasuries.  Yields are rising,…
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  • Louisville Area Home For Sale | 4006 Cutlass Ct, Louisville, KY 40229

    Bob
    19 Aug 2015 | 10:53 pm
    If you liked Louisville Area Home For Sale | 4006 Cutlass Ct, Louisville, KY 40229, then you may also want to view more homes for sale in Louisville, KY. Related Louisville Real Estate: Louisville Area Home For Sale at 16 Henry Ct Fisherville, KY Louisville Area Home For Sale at 321 Piatt Pl Middelton, KY 40223 Louisville Area Home For Sale | 6018 Edgemont Way Shelbyville, KY 40065
  • Louisville Area Home For Sale | 1114 Forest View Dr, Louisville, KY 40219

    Bob
    19 Aug 2015 | 10:46 pm
    If you liked Louisville Area Home For Sale | 1114 Forest View Dr, Louisville, KY 40219, then you may also want to view more homes for sale in Louisville, KY. Related Louisville Real Estate: Louisville Home For Sale | 4928 Lagoona Dr Louisville, KY 40219 Louisville Area Home For Sale at 16 Henry Ct Fisherville, KY Louisville Area Home For Sale at 321 Piatt Pl Middelton, KY 40223
  • Louisville Area Home For Sale | 1415 Woody Ave, Louisville, KY 40215

    Bob
    19 Aug 2015 | 10:38 pm
    If you liked Louisville Area Home For Sale | 1415 Woody Ave, Louisville, KY 40215, then you may also want to view more homes for sale in Louisville, KY. Related Louisville Real Estate: Louisville Home For Sale | 811 W Evelyn Ave Louisville, KY 40215 Louisville Area Home For Sale at 16 Henry Ct Fisherville, KY Louisville Area Home For Sale at 321 Piatt Pl Middelton, KY 40223
  • Louisville Area Home For Sale | 5316 W Hwy 524 Westport, KY 40077

    Bob
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:29 pm
    If you liked Louisville Area Home For Sale | 5316 W Hwy 524 Westport, KY 40077, then you may also want to view more homes for sale in Louisville, KY. Related Louisville Real Estate: Louisville Area Home For Sale at 16 Henry Ct Fisherville, KY Louisville Area Home For Sale at 321 Piatt Pl Middelton, KY 40223 Louisville Area Home For Sale | 6018 Edgemont Way Shelbyville, KY 40065
  • Louisville Area Home For Sale | 5313 Silver Wing Blvd Louisville, KY 40241

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

    Cherron Garrett
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:54 am
    On today’s Around Atlanta edition of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio, Cynthia Frisnia, executive director of Blaze Sports America, chats with our hosts Bryan Nonni and Todd Schnick. Cynthia tells us about Blaze Sports America, a nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the lives of children and adults with physical disabilities through sports. Cynthia has a personal [...]
  • Woofing it Up with The Atlanta Humane Society

    Cherron Garrett
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:27 am
    Today on Atlanta Real Estate Radio’s Around Atlanta edition, our hosts Todd Schnick and Bryan Nonni catch up with Meredith Millwood, director of communications and public relations for The Atlanta Humane Society. Many may not realize that the Atlanta Humane Society is the oldest non-profit organization in the city of Atlanta. The organization was founded in [...]
  • Deal of the Week: Overture at Encore by John Wieland Homes

    Cherron Garrett
    25 Aug 2015 | 12:51 pm
    The Deal of the Week on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio is presented by John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods. As the builder’s Overture at Encore community prepares to open, a pre-opening special of $20,000 toward a new home is being offered to potential buyers. Located on Westside Parkway in Alpharetta, potential buyers can be among the [...]
  • All About Real Estate with Sheraton Atlanta

    Cherron Garrett
    21 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    On this week’s All About Real Estate edition of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio, our hosts Bryan Nonni and Todd Schnick catch up with Kevin Kobishop, general manager of Sheraton Atlanta and Chef Marc Suennemann of Fandangles restaurant, located at Sheraton Atlanta. The downtown Atlanta area had seen a lot of growth in the past few [...]
  • Ashton Woods Summer Selfie Promotion is Deal of the Week

    Cherron Garrett
    19 Aug 2015 | 1:40 pm
    This week, Ashton Woods Homes presents the Deal of the Week on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio. This phenomenal deal is available at all of the builder’s 20 single-family and townhome communities throughout metro Atlanta. In this unique deal, buyers looking for a new home this summer can take their experience to a new level of [...]
 
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    My Moving Reviews

  • How To Get Rid Of Unwanted Items When Moving

    Pamela Smith
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    There is no treasure chest and no moving box that can hold all the items you have accumulated in your home over the years. Without a doubt, if you have settled in a cozy and comfortable home and lived there for many happy years, you will have accumulated a large number of items over time – practical everyday objects, valuables, keepsakes, collectibles, knick-knacks, etc. Some of them will be of great sentimental or monetary value, others – absolutely valueless. Surely, there will be some items you can’t do a day without, some items you use very rarely or only on special occasions, and…
  • How To Move With No Money: 5 Step Survival Guide

    Joshua Green
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:34 am
    Attempting a house move with no money saved will put you at an unfair disadvantage and give you the worst possible start of your post relocation life. And yet, don’t be quick to throw in the towel as you still have some good options ahead of you. Moving house is a complicated and difficult endeavor from start to finish. Having little or no money at all is a hard pill to swallow, sometimes even harder than a pink diamond. But combine these two real life struggles into one, and the unfortunate result is nothing short of a Herculean task where even the mighty Hercules himself would go, “No,…
  • Essential Things To Have On Moving Day

    Jessica Ryan
    20 Aug 2015 | 6:22 am
    That’s what a perfectly organized move should look like. Moving day is one of a kind – one of those special, unique, distinct days you will either remember for the rest of your life or won’t be able to recall a single moment of, as strong emotions and hectic activities will blend together in a haze. All in all, the big day is so stressful and chaotic that you will most likely be on autopilot, incapable of analyzing the situation or making the right decisions. The favorable outcome of your moving adventure, however, greatly depends on your ability to successfully deal with changing…
  • Updates on the MyMovingReviews Platform

    Martin Panayotov
    20 Aug 2015 | 4:51 am
    Occasionally we report our progress of helping people move stress-free. To achieve that goal, we do regular updates to the system, to ensure we provide the best experience possible. As we did some major make-overs, we decided to do a quick recap of all the updates to the platform. New ranking algorithm We did a major change on how moving companies are being ranked in the state pages and the mobile apps. Here is a quick example with the state of Florida: http://www.mymovingreviews.com/usa/florida-movers-fl-9 We take a lot more factors into consideration in the ranking of companies in the…
  • Top 5 FREE Apps To Help You Move

    Martin Panayotov
    16 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    For better or worse, the Information Age is all around us. From the moment we open our eyes to the sound of our digital alarm clock, we step into our familiar little worlds which were shaped up by the monumental progress of the ubiquitous zeros and ones. The world around us is literally bursting with information that craves to be read and heard and understood – yottabites of breaking news, TV programs, radio stations, books, newspapers, magazines, websites, blogs, social network posts, instant and email messages, and so on. And yet, probably the best thing about living in the Digital…
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    Calgary Real Estate Blog

  • Misato Sushi & Grill | Aspen Woods, Calgary Real Estate

    Crystal Tost
    17 Aug 2015 | 5:37 am
    Misato Sushi & Grill Restaurant located on Sirocco Drive is an amenity in the Aspen Woods, Calgary neighborhood. Not familiar with Aspen Woods Real Estate? Learn in-depth information, read accurate statistics, view more amenities and find Aspen Woods homes for sale. Learn all about Calgary Real Estate with over 5000 words of information, videos, photos and listings. Misato Sushi & Grill Seen From Outdoors Misato Sushi & Grill located at #420-1851 Sirocco Dr SW, Calgary, AB T3H4R5 is a hidden gem that offers great-priced, finely made sushi that is always fresh. It has attractive…
  • Nawab Restaurant | Aspen Woods, Calgary Real Estate

    Crystal Tost
    14 Aug 2015 | 10:57 pm
    Nawab Gourmet Cuisine of India Restaurant located on Saint Moritz Drive is an amenity in the Aspen Woods, Calgary neighborhood. Not familiar with Aspen Woods Real Estate? Learn in-depth information, read accurate statistics, view more amenities and find Aspen Woods homes for sale. Learn all about Calgary Real Estate with over 5000 words of information, videos, photos and listings. Nawab Restaurant Seen From Outdoors For those who are looking for a nice place that offers delicious Indian food, the Nawab Restaurant is the place to go. The restaurant’s ambience is great, foods are tasty…
  • Crave Cookies and Cupcakes | Aspen Woods, Calgary Real Estate

    Crystal Tost
    13 Aug 2015 | 1:13 am
    Crave Cookies and Cupcakes is an amenity in the Aspen Woods, Calgary neighborhood. Not familiar with Aspen Woods Real Estate? Learn in-depth information, read accurate statistics, view more amenities and find Aspen Woods homes for sale. Learn all about Calgary Real Estate with over 5000 words of information, videos, photos and listings. Crave Cookies and Cupcakes Food Items Crave Cookies and Cupcakes offers heavenly-baked goodness in every bite for the Aspen Woods community. With its convenient access and availability, the snacks it offers are actually one of the best tasting cookies in the…
  • Calgary Real Estate June 2015 Monthly Housing Statistics

    Crystal Tost
    20 Jul 2015 | 3:57 pm
    With the Calgary energy and housing sectors performing better than anticipated, consumers are starting to take advantage of the lower lending rates and improved housing options in the area. In fact, the latest statistics show that that transaction levels for June are just five percent below the 10-year average and three percent over the levels achieved for the past five years. According to a recent CREB report, a total of 2,813 units were sold within the Calgary market during the month of June. While this represent an 18 percent year-over-year decline for the month of June, it is still an…
  • 13 Ways To Stage Your Calgary Condo For Sale

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

  • Whether to Update Your Home or Sell As-Is

    Karen Highland
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:50 am
    Listing your home for sale: Should you update, or should you sell as-is? When listing your home for sale, should you spend the money to make some home improvements, or should you sell it as-is?  Of course, as in most questions of this sort, it depends on the particular improvements that your home needs, and it depends on the local market trends. It depends on your goals as a seller. It also depends on the condition of the homes that are your closest competition.   The Mind of A Seller VS. the Mind of A Buyer In our experience, there is a different calculation that goes on in the mind…
  • Buyer Questions: Should I Get A Home Inspection?

    Karen Highland
    20 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Should I Get A Home Inspection? The question of whether to get a home inspection or not pops up regularly in conversations about real estate. Rewind the RE memory a decade ago, when the market was hot; buyers dared not ask for a home inspection. When they were in competition with 5 other offers, they had better offer more than the list price, and forego as many contingencies as they could feel comfortable with. In some markets today, the same conditions are causing buyers to ask the question again: Should I get a home inspection? A home inspection is your right, and is almost always a good…
  • Real Estate in Jefferson Maryland

    Karen Highland
    11 Aug 2015 | 5:26 am
    A Realtor’s Guide to Jefferson Maryland Jefferson Maryland is located on I-340 about 8 miles west of the City of Frederick. Jefferson is an unincorporated community in Frederick County. Jefferson History Jefferson is an unincorporated community, established in 1774, called New Town. The name was changed to Jefferson and it was incorporated as a town in 1831. However, a year later, in 1832, the citizens of the town decided that municipal government was unnecessary, so then, it was disincorporated. Jefferson’s location on the main road from Frederick to Harpers Ferry brought…
  • Frederick Md Real Estate Market Update July 2015

    Karen Highland
    10 Aug 2015 | 8:35 am
    Real Estate Market Activity for Frederick County – July 2015 provided by the Highland Group Real Estate activity has picked up significantly this summer.  Here is a snapshot of Frederick County real estate statistics: Real Estate Statistics in Frederick Md Average Home Sales Price:  $311,700: up ↑ 3% from last July, also up 3% from last month. Average Single-Family Sales Price:  $371,200, up 5% from last year. Average Attached Home Sales Price:  $221,300, up 2% from last year. A greater number of Townhouses sold this year compared to last: 37% more, 155 compared to 113…
  • Guide to Adamstown Md Real Estate

    Karen Highland
    9 Aug 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Homes for Sale in Adamstown Md Search results for Homes for sale in Adamstown Md, updated regularly. Realtor’s Guide to Adamstown Md Real Estate Adamstown Maryland is conveniently located in southern Frederick County, in a valley between Sugarloaf Mountain and Catoctin Mountan, about 10 miles south of the City of Frederick. Adamstown’s location and neighborhoods are ideal for commuters to southern locations, like Montgomery County and Washington D.C. Adamstown is an unincorporated community. Adamstown Life Adamstown is a rural community, with a friendly, active small town…
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  • Minor MOB Markets

    Jonas222
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:07 am
    The medical office building (MOB) sector hasn’t had much of a development slowdown in years, and Revista recently released a preview of where the development is taking place. Does it surprise you to know that the activity is happening in markets of all sizes, not just the major metros? read more
  • New Markets, Hot Investment Potential

    Jonas222
    18 Aug 2015 | 12:32 pm
    A fresh perspective is always appreciated here at Real Estate Deal Sheet, which is why we did some research to find out what up-and-coming markets were on the investment radar across a few different property types.   read more
  • Retail’s Winning Sectors and Companies

    Jonas222
    11 Aug 2015 | 8:01 am
    Remember the surge in dollar store openings last year? For 2015, the cosmetics sector is on a high-powered expansion plan. According to this story from National Real Estate Investor, two cosmetics sellers plan to open a collective 400 stores in 2015. Another big player is the rent-to-own sector, and one RTO retailer plans to open 300 new stores. The NREI reporter also says we can expect a lot of new stores from craft retailers, salons, and specialty apparel.   read more
  • Reis’ Take on Retail

    Jonas222
    4 Aug 2015 | 8:49 am
    Commercial real estate research firm Reis has released its “First Glance” reports, and the word on retail is really a phrase: slow and steady. The reports, which provide quick-hitting sector-specific Q2 analysis, are available for download on the firm’s site.   read more
  • Rate Hikes and Senior Housing Values

    Jonas222
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:20 am
    Senior housing transaction volumes continue to move at impressive rates. As evidence, look no further than the recent $1.1 billion acquisition, 158-asset portfolio by NorthStar Healthcare Income, Inc. and partners. The question on our collective minds is how long the investment trend will last, particularly in the wake of the Fed’s impending interest rate hike. read more
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    Karri Flatla

  • Choosing an Agent to Sell Your House: 3-Point Checklist

    Karri Flatla
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:51 am
    So it’s time to sell your house and choose a REALTOR®. What are you going to base your decision on? How do you know the agent can do what he says he will do? Can the Internet tell you what you need to know? And most importantly, what skills you really paying for anyway? Sadly, it’s far too easy to […]
  • Lethbridge Real Estate Update: July 2015

    Karri Flatla
    13 Aug 2015 | 2:42 pm
    City of Lethbridge – Single Family Homes July 2015: Sales to active listings ratio: 26% (150/586) For same month last year: 23% (144/638) Average sale price: $282,698 For same month last year: $296,324 Average Cumulative Days on Market: 81 For same month last year: 86 PENDING sales as of this post date: 47 July 2015, Year-to-Date: Total number of sales: 833 […]
  • Selling Your House in Lethbridge? Beware: Nose Blindness is a Thing

    Karri Flatla
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:04 pm
    It’s right under your nose, and every Lethbridge real estate agent knows it: your house smells. It might smell like a bed of roses. Or it might smell like cookies in the oven. But what if it smells of something less pleasant? From cigarettes to cat litter to wet laundry and more, nothing turns up a buyer’s nose faster than […]
  • Lethbridge Real Estate Market Update: June 2015

    Karri Flatla
    10 Jul 2015 | 7:44 pm
    City of Lethbridge – Single Family Homes June 2015: Sales to active listings ratio: 24% (146/616) For same month last year: 20% (132/674) Average sale price: $330,154 For same month last year: $311,261 Average Cumulative Days on Market: 64 For same month last year: 85 PENDING sales as of this post date: 57 June 2015, Year-to-Date: Total number of sales: 683 For […]
  • How to Get More Showings When Selling Your House in Lethbridge

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

    Candace Green
    25 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    The day of the average REALTOR® is a busy one.  Between commutes, meetings, listing appointments, prospecting, and marketing, you might find it difficult to carve out the time for dinner with your family! While some of your tasks do require that you carry them out yourself, there are parts of your day that could be automated.  Taking advantage of technology can free up your time so you can dedicate yourself to your other tasks and your personal life. Are you spending too much time manually completing tasks that could be automated? … Read the rest
  • IXACT Contact Extends Its “No Limits” Real Estate Email Marketing Capabilities

    Candace Green
    20 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Updates to IXACT Contact’s powerful real estate email marketing platform make it easier than ever for REALTORS® to keep in touch with prospects and past clients more often, regardless of database size. New enhancements to IXACT Contact’s powerful email marketing platform allow agents to send unlimited mass emails.  In addition, each individual mass email message can have an unlimited distribution list.  One of IXACT Contact’s key goals is to provide REALTORS® with the most user-friendly yet powerful real estate CRM and email marketing platform on the market. … Read the rest
  • How Many Lead Contacts Does it Take to Create a Client?

    Carrie Gable
    18 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Leads are an important part of any real estate agent’s business. Yet too often, leads are mismanaged and not given the proper attention. It’s amazing when you think about it – some agents will spend a fortune on websites and SEO, for the purpose attracting and capturing leads…and then do very little with them! The fact is, it isn’t enough to make 2 or 3 contact attempts. Your leads may not convert after 4 or 5 contacts, either. By this point, it’s easy to become frustrated and assume that your lead is a dud.… Read the rest
  • How to Have a Stellar December by Prospecting Now

    Candace Green
    13 Aug 2015 | 8:08 am
    Today I’m sharing a blog post written by Jay Luebke for Inman.  I often discuss the importance of keeping in touch and prospecting on this blog, and I liked how Dan explains how to prepare for the winter season now. Dan writes: What many agents fail to stop and think about is that our income stream is not predictable in the sense that if we prospect now and find a new buyer or seller client, we will get a check in 30-45 days.… Read the rest
  • 6 Quick Tips For Real Estate Contact Management

    Candace Green
    11 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Managing your real estate contacts is the foundation to a successful career as a REALTOR®.  When you properly care for your database, you save time and energy that you can dedicate to other important aspects of your career and even your personal life. Ultimately, using a real estate CRM will help you to stay more organized and get more out of your workday.  If you’re just getting started and are looking for some advice, here are 6 quick tips for real estate contact management, and how a CRM can help you: 1 – Keep everything in one place.… Read the rest
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    Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088

  • Amenities Every Luxury Home Needs

    Anita Clark Realtor
    23 Aug 2015 | 11:20 am
    6 Amenities Every Luxury Home Needs The term “luxury home” is thrown about somewhat loosely these days. Many houses in the U.S. are gorgeous both inside and out, on big lots and have some cool features. So what makes a house a luxury home? There are many different aspects that play into this and all of […] The post Amenities Every Luxury Home Needs appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • Things to Leave Behind When Moving

    Anita Clark Realtor
    19 Jul 2015 | 2:08 pm
    What to Leave Behind When Moving Moving to a new home in a new city can be overwhelming and bittersweet. You are leaving behind potentially years of memories, friends and family, and your favorite hangout spots. To top it off, you have to go through the arduous process of actually moving, which is the last […] The post Things to Leave Behind When Moving appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • What are Warner Robins GA Homes Worth in June 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    18 Jul 2015 | 9:49 am
    What are Warner Robins GA Homes Worth in June 2015? For both buyers and sellers in middle Georgia who have been asking “What are Warner Robins GA homes worth in June 2015?”, your wait for the information is over! That question and several others about this market will be answered so stay tuned as we dive in check […] The post What are Warner Robins GA Homes Worth in June 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • What are Perry GA Homes Worth in June 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    18 Jul 2015 | 8:31 am
    What are Perry GA Homes Worth in June 2015? Consumers who have been asking about the local real estate market and Perry GA specifically, have come to the right spot to find out “What are Perry GA homes worth in June 2015?“! You will find that answer and many others as you peruse this review of […] The post What are Perry GA Homes Worth in June 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • What are Kathleen GA Homes Worth in June 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    12 Jul 2015 | 12:11 pm
    What are Kathleen GA Homes Worth in June 2015 Consumers in middle Georgia want to know “What are Kathleen GA Homes Worth in June 2015“. That is understandable, especially if you are looking to purchase or sell a property in this community. With only 5 months worth of inventory in this sellers market, more inventory […] The post What are Kathleen GA Homes Worth in June 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 big office sales in Boston, and where California biotech firms are landing

    Ray Cirz
    21 Aug 2015 | 9:03 am
    Here are the news stories you might have missed this week: The Wall Street Journal: Brooklyn’s unused upper floors offer an emerging market There’s an untapped market in Brooklyn – space above existing stores. A recent purchase of the top floors and air rights to a Brooklyn building has some experts thinking this trend – buying floors above retail spaces that are now used as storage space or simply sit empty – will catch on, …
  • Sacramento really is the ‘King,’ and the boom happening in one D.C. suburb

    Ray Cirz
    14 Aug 2015 | 9:49 am
    Here are the news stories you might have missed this week: The New York Times: Dreams of a hip, high-tech Sacramento hinge on Kings’ new home court Sacramento is entering version 3.0. The city is in the midst of an urban revitalization, and a big part of that is the Kings’ new arena, which is set to open in 2016. But throughout California’s capital, new construction in office, housing, lodging, and retail space has begun, …
  • A&P: An American Icon – A Guest Post from Llenrock Group

    Ray Cirz
    12 Aug 2015 | 8:32 am
    This post from Eric Hawthorn is part of our Llenrock Group guest post series and originally appeared on the Llenrock Group blog. America’s most iconic and historically significant retail chains are broke–if not gone altogether. Case in point: the ever-cash-strapped Sears (1886-???), the famous Woolworth’schain (1878-1997), and department store pioneer Strawbridge’s (1868-2006). These chains’ enormous success decades ago is something they can rarely sustain in our current era, where shopping, demographic, real estate, and technological trends have …
  • IRR Mid-Year Viewpoint 2015 shows healthy recovery for all property types

    Ray Cirz
    7 Aug 2015 | 8:41 am
    Increasing property values, rising occupancy rates, and continued cap rate compression were the big trends revealed in our Mid-Year Viewpoint 2015, an update of IRR’s annual compendium of real estate valuation, investment, and leasing trends and forecasts. The report includes a national summary and over 300 reports for 65 local markets in the office, multifamily, lodging, retail, and industrial sectors. Notably, Mid-Year Viewpoint 2015 predicts the strongest increase in property values will be in the …
  • The industrial paradise in California, and why office buildings are adding amenities

    Ray Cirz
    7 Aug 2015 | 7:53 am
    Here are the news stories you might have missed this week: The New York Times: In California’s Inland Empire, an economic recovery brimming with industrial complexes During the Great Recession, the industrial landscape in Southern California was a cautionary tale: overdevelop, and soon you’ll be left with empty warehouses. But the winds have shifted, and while SoCal’s Inland Empire, a huge area east of Los Angeles, is building more industrial space, the vacancy rate has …
 
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    The Oatley Team

  • Home of the Week: 3721 Bardstown Rd.

    Laura
    25 Aug 2015 | 2:23 pm
    The Oatley Team Our Home of the week is located at 3721 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY. This two bedroom, two bath condo is FHA approved! It is located on the first floor and in a very convenient location. This fantastic unit features a large family room, dining room area, full kitchen with newer stove/range and dishwasher, spacious master […] Laura
  • Home of the Week: 7516 Yorktown Rd.

    Laura
    18 Aug 2015 | 3:59 pm
    The Oatley Team Our Home of the Week at 7516 Yorktown Rd. is a wonderful four Bedroom, two Full bath ranch with two car garage! This well cared for home is in the wonderful neighborhood of Yorkwood and is just minutes from expressways, shopping, restaurants, and so much more! Newer improvements include upgraded flooring and carpet, paint, a […] Laura
  • Home of the Week: 9306 Norton Commons Blvd.

    Laura
    11 Aug 2015 | 3:32 am
    The Oatley Team Our home of the week at 9306 Norton Commons Blvd is w alking distance to everything! This beautiful three bedroom, two bath condo is full of upgrades! The 2nd floor unit features its own private elevator, tall ceilings, hardwood flooring, open floor plan, plus gorgeous kitchen w/ custom tall cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, granite, & […] Laura
  • Home of the Week: 12608 Razor Court

    Laura
    4 Aug 2015 | 6:29 pm
    The Oatley Team Our Home of the Week 12608 Razor Court is a fantastic 4BR, 3.5 and has it all! So many nice improvements including a completely remodeled kitchen withnewer stainless steel Monogram appliances including an induction cook top, Advantium, convection oven, plus granite with upgraded Red Dragon raised bar. This home has an open soaring two story […] Laura
  • Home of the Week: 6207 Perrin Dr.

    Laura
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:55 pm
    The Oatley Team Our Home of the week at 6207 Perrin Dr. in Crestwood is a spectacular Custom Built home with almost an acre lot. This home also has an amazing addition! The owner added space above the covered patio (with tongue and groove wood ceiling, fan, and lighting) that has its own kitchen, living area, bedroom, full […] Laura
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    PropertyCluster.com Blog

  • Is Having a Partner When Investing in Real Estate Worthwhile?

    Rebecca
    16 Aug 2015 | 11:46 pm
    Real estate has always been attractive to investor. However, there are many who would like to invest in real estate who either lack knowledge or don’t have sufficient funds. If you are one such individual, you should seriously consider forming a partnership. In fact, if you have sound knowledge about the local real estate market, getting into a partnership with someone who can fund you will help establish a win-win relationship. What to Look for in a Partner? Many people have got themselves burned by choosing the wrong partner. Don’t get taken in by a person just because he has…
  • Renovations That Can Lower the Real Estate Value of Your House

    Rebecca
    8 Jul 2015 | 10:21 pm
    Making renovations is one of the most fun and satisfying experience for home owners. Notwithstanding the steep cost of improvements, home owners enjoy going for renovations as it helps to make their dwelling more interesting and comfortable for their family. However, home owners planning to sell their home in near future should keep in mind that the renovations should also be appreciable for prospective buyers as only then they would be able to get better value for their property. Renovations that suit you but make the property less appealing for the buyers will not help you recover the cost…
  • Top 5 Reasons – Why Do Real Estate Investors Fail

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

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

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

  • Ways to make your house move easier

    Holly Woolston
    14 Aug 2015 | 12:30 am
    Top tips on how to make your house move in Dubai easier and quicker. Moving house is one of the most stressful things you can do, especially if you are packing up a large family home with lots of belongings. Here we have some tips on how to make your big move in Dubai a step easier for everyone. 1) Do you wardrobe ahead of time Packing up your wardrobe can be a massive task so get one step ahead of the game and start packing this from as soon as you sign the papers to move. To save the effort of having to load up boxes, pack your clothes into bin liners, making them easier to carry and quick…
  • How to save monthly costs in Dubai

    Holly Woolston
    7 Aug 2015 | 12:39 am
    As living costs increase in Dubai, we look at ways to save money each month. Following on from the rise in petrol prices this week, Dubai residents are starting to worry that living costs are set to increase. With the government no longer subsidising the price of petrol, there are also reports going around they will soon take the same action with DEWA, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority. Currently a studio apartment can see residents pay anything between AED300 and AED600 per month for DEWA costs, but this may rise quite substantially if the government decides to cut their subsidies.
  • Affordable Housing Issue in Dubai

    Holly Woolston
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:45 am
    Dubai is facing a shortage of affordable accommodation in the city, as more people want to spend less on rent. Living in Dubai isn’t all about glamour and gold, over 2.3 million people call Dubai their home, meaning there is a wide range of residents to cater to. With constant supply of gorgeous, high-end villas and apartments, it does make you wonder what is happening the other end of the ladder. Does Dubai have a shortage of affordable housing? According to research by JLL MENA, the region in general has to up their game when it comes to supplying mid-range and affordable housing options…
  • Live in luxury at AG Tower in Business Bay

    Holly Woolston
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:39 am
    Construction has started on AG Tower in sought after Business Bay, Dubai. Living within a short distance from the city of now – Downtown Dubai – would make most residents think of high rent prices, traffic and noise. However, life in Business Bay is quite the opposite. Although a lot of construction is still going on in the area, it has come on leaps and bounds in the last couple of years and is quickly becoming the must-try area of town. AG Tower is right in the centre of Business Bay, with easy access to both Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Khail Road, as well as the bustle of Downtown Dubai…
  • Live life like a Duke on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah

    Holly Woolston
    17 Jul 2015 | 12:52 am
    The beautifully designed Dukes Oceana offers a mix between hotel and residential living to Dubai residents. Palm Jumeirah has long been one of the most privileged areas in Dubai, with its plethora of first class facilities and prestigious beachfront location. Situated on the trunk of the Palm in uptown Dubai, Dukes Oceana has a prime location, less than 10 minutes from the heart of Dubai Marina and only round the corner from the award-winning Atlantis The Palm hotel. The Palm is one of the only locations in Dubai that offers luxurious apartment buildings with direct beach access, offering…
 
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    Maclennan Investment Group

  • Using a 1031 Exchange to Upgrade Properties

    Peter Maclennan
    20 Aug 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Using a Section 1031 Exchange to trade from one property to another is a common event. Most of the time owners are seeking higher returns. In the case below, my clients were looking to go from a tired property to a much nicer property. A Tired Duplex in Concord Rear Unit of a Duplex in Concord, CA I was contacted to list a property in Concord for a client. The property was a 2 unit property with great access to Concord BART. The property was not in the best of shape. It had been a rental for 30+ years and some of the tenants had beaten the property up. While listing the property we learned…
  • A Great Time to Buy a Duplex, Triplex, or Fourplex

    Peter Maclennan
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:37 pm
    As a real estate professional, you might expect me to say, “It’s a great time to buy real estate.” You could think I am biased, and I may be. Right now there are two factors that provide a unique opportunity to invest in duplex, triplex, and fourplex properties. Interest Rates and Financing Banks consider 2-4 unit properties as residential properties. This means they are qualify for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae underwriting guidelines. You can get a great interest rate on these properties. The rates are going to be 0.5% to 1.0% higher than owner-occupied rates. Right now this…
  • What it Costs to Have a Vacant Rental

    Peter Maclennan
    30 Dec 2014 | 11:26 am
    A dilapidated house. Taken by Nicholas A. Tonelli * I recently heard two stories about investment property owners that left their property vacant for an extended period of time. Investors refer to the lack of income from a property as Lost Rent. One landlord owned a rental home in Concord, California. The home had been sitting vacant while the owner was determining what to do with it. The owner let it remain vacant for a period of 20 months. The house would rent for $2,200 per month. Over that period of time the owner’s lost rent was almost $44,000. This doesn’t include the…
  • “Good Deals” are Harder to Find

    Peter Maclennan
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:47 pm
    One of the old adages in real estate is “You make your money when you buy, not when you sell.” Meaning that the acquisition price of a property is just as important as the sales price. Most investors know this and seek to obtain the best price when they buy as possible. What is an investor to do when getting a good deal is hard to find? WSJ.com is detailing the difficulty that smaller investors are having with finding properties to invest in. Much of this is driven by large investors that have continued to poor institutional funds into commercial real estate. This is forcing…
  • Good News for West Oakland

    Peter Maclennan
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:03 pm
    West Oakland is slowly overcoming negativity. Its proximity to the economic activity in Emeryville, Oakland, and San Francisco have given rise to its popularity. The West Oakland BART station is only 10 minutes from the Embarcadero Station in San Francisco’s bustling financial district. This allows West Oakland to be “closer to downtown San Francisco” than many parts of San Francisco itself. One of the downsides for the residents of West Oakland has been its paucity of food retailers. In fact, you can see on the map below from the USDA’s website that parts of West…
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    Philadelphia Real Estate Blog

  • Weekend tip: A river runs through it, and they want you to experience it

    27 Aug 2015 | 3:55 am
    The organizers of the Invisible River Festival want you to get up close and personal with the Schuylkill. And to truly experience the finale performance, you should get up close and personal with the river in a boat. Say "Schuylkill" to a Philadelphian and the response you get might contain more talk of traffic jams than of crew races, boats or fish. The Schuylkill is one of the two rivers that define Philadelphia, but unlike the bigger one, people tend to regard it as a barrier to cross than as a focal point. The aim of the annual Invisible River Festival is to make it that focal point, at…
  • 3 Great Philly Burgers You Must Try

    26 Aug 2015 | 5:52 am
    Of course, the cheesesteak remains Philadelphia's signature sandwich (though a sizable minority of Philadelphians say the roast pork Italian sandwich should hold that title). But the cheeseburger gets its due at a number of Philadelphia restaurants and pubs. There are dozens of places in this town that serve outstanding burgers, and we've eaten at several of them. Here are three of the best burgers we've had, in no particular order: Ground Bacon BurgerNick's Roast Beef Bar and Grille, 16 South 2nd Street, Old CityYes, everything's better with bacon, and all those bacon-topped burgers out…
  • Where and what to buy, I: Introduction

    24 Aug 2015 | 5:33 am
    Whether your dream home looks like this... Now that you've made your way through the basics of buying a home, it's time to turn your attention to what kind of home you want to buy. You probably have an ideal "dream home" in the back of your head. The purpose of the posts that follow is not to shatter that dream, but to make sure that you can realize as much of that dream as you can. ...or like this, we can help you make your dream a reality. But first, you should make sure your dreams are grounded in reality. Your "dream home" today is probably not the one you had in mind ten years ago, and…
  • Phabulous Home of the Week: 900 Pine Street #3F

    23 Aug 2015 | 6:54 am
    A gorgeous, light filled 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit in Washington Square West with very low condo fees!  This bi level unit has fantastic details, including hardwood flooring, recessed lighting, and large windows for ample natural light throughout. The open living and dining room floor plan with fireplace offers plenty of room for entertaining guests and showcases the lovely kitchen, complete with granite counters and island, stainless steel appliances and a tiled backsplash.  The open living and dining room floor plan with fireplace offers plenty of room for entertaining guests and…
  • Phabulous Philly Home of the Week: 844 Swanson Street

    14 Aug 2015 | 10:52 am
    Located in the Meredith Catchment, this corner home with 1 car garage is one you need to see! Larger than most other neighboring homes in the Independence Court development, enter and discover the desirable details throughout, including hardwood flooring, recessed lighting, Dual zone HVAC and much more. The home welcomes all with a conveniently located coat closets by the front and rear doors, and then stuns with the 15 ft high ceilings in the living room, which also includes massive windows for ample natural light. Continue through, past the conveniently located powder room and up into the…
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    The Truth About Mortgage.com

  • Why You Cant Sell Your Home Even If You’d Like To

    Colin Robertson
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:53 pm
    In California, the majority of homeowners who have pondered selling in the past year haven’t because they can’t find a replacement home. You’ve heard about inventory constraints and those obviously affect existing homeowners as well unless they make the odd choice to rent after selling. I actually don’t have problem with renting if you can [&hellip
  • Fannie Mae HomeReady Will Help Lower Income Borrowers Get Mortgages

    Colin Robertson
    25 Aug 2015 | 3:24 pm
    In an effort to boost home loan lending to lower- and moderate-income borrowers, Fannie Mae has created a new program called “HomeReady.” Fannie didn’t release all the details yet, but they expect to roll out the program later this year, integrating it with their automated underwriting system Desktop Underwriter (DU). What we do know is [&hellip
  • Jumbo Loans Now Available with Just 5% Down

    Colin Robertson
    25 Aug 2015 | 12:32 pm
    It sounds like the credit box is beginning to open up a bit more, maybe too much if the latest product announcements are any indication. This week, Parkside Lending launched a new jumbo mortgage that only requires a five percent down payment. Yes, jumbos up to 95% LTV. Generally, jumbo loans require much larger down [&hellip
  • Is the Stock Market Correction Good or Bad for Homeowners?

    Colin Robertson
    24 Aug 2015 | 4:25 pm
    So the inevitable happened – the U.S. stock market corrected after questions about the questionable Chinese economy sparked a global selloff. Over the past few trading days, the Dow, Nasdaq, and S&P 500 have all fallen by more than 10% from recent highs, the first time this has happened since 2011. Everyone will tell you [&hellip
  • New Real Estate Trend: Sell Existing Home Before Buying Another

    Colin Robertson
    19 Aug 2015 | 4:13 pm
    A new survey from online real estate brokerage Redfin regarding home buyer sentiment found that existing owners are a lot more likely to sell before purchasing a new home. In fact, the percentage of survey participants who said they would sell before buying again nearly doubled from a year ago. Some 44% of current owners [&hellip
 
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    Beazer Homes Blog

  • Why You Should Trust Reviews and Testimonials from the Better Business Bureau

    The Beazer Homes
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    While word-of-mouth referrals and online testimonials are a great way to conduct preliminary research on a brand or service provider, there is another trusted resource you should use to vet your search candidates. The Better Business Bureau, or BBB, is a nonprofit organization that helps people find and recommend businesses, brands and charities they can trust. Here at Beazer Homes, we’ve been awarded an A+ rating as an accredited business with the Better Business Bureau since 2005? Sounds great . . . but what does that really mean? The BBB evaluates all potential businesses according to…
  • Five Tips for Selecting the Right Ceiling Fan for Your Space

    The Beazer Homes
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:41 am
    Ceiling fans are a practical and efficient solution for creating a comfortable and welcoming living area. Ideal for great rooms, bedrooms and outdoor patios, ceiling fans exceed purely functional benefits – and can also add a beautiful décor element to your home. With many styles, functions and features to choose from, narrowing down the choices can be a challenge. Progress Lighting helps us understand what’s important with these 5 tips for selecting the perfect ceiling fan for your home. Get your height right You want to allow at least 7 feet from the floor to the bottom of the fan,…
  • Win A Free Apple Watch at the Cameron Parc Grand Opening

    The Beazer Homes
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:03 am
    Be the first to tour our brand newly decorated Dogwood model home at the Grand Opening of Cameron Parc in Johns Creek, GA. As one of Johns Creek’s newest communities, Cameron Parc has something for everyone: desirable location, top-notch North Fulton schools, a variety of home designs, and tons of included features. At the Cameron Parc Grand Opening, you can : • Register to WIN and FREE Apple Watch • Enjoy a fun activity for the children with free food and drinks • Be one of the first 7 families to arrive and win a free picnic gift bag To enter to win, visit the Beazer Homes…
  • The 411 On Moving From Apartment Living To Your First Home

    The Beazer Homes
    17 Aug 2015 | 9:57 am
    Moving from apartment living to your first home is a big milestone in your life. Whether you are moving in with your spouse, friends or just doing it solo, there are key tips that you should know before moving: 1. Be real – Be realistic when buying your first home; make a budget! For most, their first house is just that, and it probably won’t have every little thing you want the first time around. 2. Consider extra costs – There are extra costs that come with living in a house that don’t apply to living in an apartment complex. Things like the Homeowner’s Association and…
  • Whirlpool Corporation: What’s New in Clothing Care and Laundry Spaces?

    The Beazer Homes
    14 Aug 2015 | 8:31 am
    Laundry doesn’t have to be dirty word. In fact, changes to what new homebuyers are looking for in laundry spaces and clothing care equipment signal a shift in the way we think about cleaning clothes. Our friends at Whirlpool Corporation have remained on the cutting edge of cleaning technology for decades. Check out the recap below to learn how laundry room design and clothing care technology is taking this chore from mundane to pleasant. More Savings: Since 1998 the Whirlpool® brand has offered clothes washers that exceed performance and resource savings. According to ENERGY STAR®,…
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    Atlanta Real Estate Forum

  • Smyrna Grove Hosts Grand Opening on August 29

    Marketing Results
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Smyrna Grove is an exciting new home community in the heart of Smyrna. As interest in the community continues to gain intensity, the community is announcing that its Grand Opening Celebration will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 12 pm until 4 pm. During the grand opening, attendees will have an opportunity to tour [...]
  • Around Atlanta Catches up with Blaze Sports

    Cherron Garrett
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:54 am
    On today’s Around Atlanta edition of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio, Cynthia Frisnia, executive director of Blaze Sports America, chats with our hosts Bryan Nonni and Todd Schnick. Cynthia tells us about Blaze Sports America, a nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the lives of children and adults with physical disabilities through sports. Cynthia has a personal [...]
  • Soleil named No. 3 Retirement Community in Atlanta

    Laurel Canyon
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:29 am
    Business is big and booming at Soleil Laurel Canyon, and the community has officially been ranked as the No. 3 Top Retirement Community in Atlanta by the Atlanta Business Chronicle! Ranking at No. 3 in 2014 and No. 5 in 2013, Soleil is certainly proving to be a place where many people want to live – and [...]
  • Woofing it Up with The Atlanta Humane Society

    Cherron Garrett
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:27 am
    Today on Atlanta Real Estate Radio’s Around Atlanta edition, our hosts Todd Schnick and Bryan Nonni catch up with Meredith Millwood, director of communications and public relations for The Atlanta Humane Society. Many may not realize that the Atlanta Humane Society is the oldest non-profit organization in the city of Atlanta. The organization was founded in [...]
  • Caliber Home Loans Offers Extended Lock Options

    Caliber Home Loans
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:33 am
    Caliber Home Loans understands how potential home buyers can become overwhelmed with the many details surrounding homeownership. To help clear the path and make the process easier, the mortgage lender is offering simple breakdowns of the many processes home buyers can take to secure a mortgage. This week, we look at Caliber Home Loans’ extended [...]
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    louisvillegalsrealestateblog.com

  • Building Your Team – Real Estate Quick Tips with Rachel Hernandez

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
      I have another “Real Estate Quick Tip” for you today. These bite sized tips are 5 minutes or less and are designed for busy entrepreneurs looking for ways to grow their business. Today’s “Real Estate Quick Tip is about building your team and why it is so important. I think too many of us […] The post Building Your Team – Real Estate Quick Tips with Rachel Hernandez appeared first on .
  • How to Start a REIA in Your City with Barbara Grassey – Podcast #60

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:55 am
    Your local REIA can be a great resource for any investor.  I happen to belong to an outstanding real estate investing association that has grown to several hundred members. I can honestly say that that this group has played a big part in my success. It was an especially important resource in the beginning.   However […] The post How to Start a REIA in Your City with Barbara Grassey – Podcast #60 appeared first on .
  • Real Estate Quick Tips – Mindset Shift -Spending vs Investing – with Trevor Mauch

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    21 Aug 2015 | 6:35 am
      I have another “Real Estate Quick Tip” for you today. These bite sized tips are 5 minutes or less and are designed for busy entrepreneurs looking for ways to grow their business. Today’s “Real Estate Quick Tip” is about how to make a massive mindset shift from “spending to investing” in your business. You will […] The post Real Estate Quick Tips – Mindset Shift -Spending vs Investing – with Trevor Mauch appeared first on .
  • Probate Question – What Can I Do When the Heirs Don’t Agree?

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    19 Aug 2015 | 8:10 am
        My reader question today comes from someone that is caught in the middle of a family mess.  She is a newer probate investor and has hit the inevitable brick wall. The family involved (AKA the executor and the heirs) don’t agree on anything.  They are fighting over every little detail. Her question was, “What […] The post Probate Question – What Can I Do When the Heirs Don’t Agree? appeared first on .
  • 3 Steps to Determining Your “Must Haves” in a Home

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    17 Aug 2015 | 6:44 am
      Last week I took some much needed time off for a little “R & R”. It never fails that when you try to sneak away for a few days, you inevitably get a few unwanted surprises. My big surprise was that the condo I was staying in at the beach had no (functioning) internet. […] The post 3 Steps to Determining Your “Must Haves” in a Home appeared first on .
 
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    Real Estate and Philippine Properties

  • Nuvali – An Emerging Day-Trip Destination in Laguna

    Justin
    5 Aug 2015 | 2:25 am
    Aside from Cavite, Batangas, Bulacan, Rizal, Pampanga and Pangasinan, Laguna is commonly frequented by the urban dwellers not just because of its proximity, but also its famous attractions. Recently, however, there is one place that continues to dominate the conversations as to what the best day-trip destination in Laguna – Nuvali! In less than one hour’s drive from Manila, you can experience what it feels like to commune with nature in every sense of the word. Located in Sta. Rosa, Calamba and Cabuyao, Nuvali is a man-made area that stands by the philosophy of evo-living. Its main goal…
  • Qualities of an Effective Real Estate Agent

    Justin
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:08 pm
    From An Agent’s Point of View Real estate in the Philippines is one industry that never grows old. People from all walk of life, rich or poor, public personalities or private, government or individual, need a piece of land at least once in their lifetime. Thus, becoming a Philippine real estate agent is a career most people are considering to pursue. You can be your own boss, have your own time, and be part in enriching the economy of the country. From an agent’s point of view, here are some helpful tips to define you in the real estate field. Passionate They say passion is the fuel…
  • Filipina real estate professional Chow Paredes raises $2.5 million for ZipMatch to help change real estate industry in the Philippines

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

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

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

    27 Aug 2015 | 11:38 am
    Meydan Sobha is launching luxury beachfront mansions as part of a £7 billion landmark development called Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City - District One. The new beachfront mansions will be in the centre of the city with views of Dubai's iconic skyline and overlooking what will become the world's largest crystal lagoon.District One has an unrivalled location in Dubai, just 2 kilometres from Burj Khalifa.  The multi-billion pound community offers the most central freehold villa properties in the heart of the emirate's city centre.A unique feature of the community will be a 7 km…
  • Sheffield buy-to-let development sells out

    27 Aug 2015 | 11:27 am
    A buy-to-let development in Sheffield has sold out within three months. A buy-to-let development in Sheffield has sold out within three months. The warehouse conversion scheme, operated by Knight Knox, saw all 29 apartments sell out. The £2.2 million project, located on Bailey Street, is due for completion in summer 2016.Andy Phillips, commercial director at Knight Knox, said: "Completely selling out Bells Court so quickly is a testament to the increasing attractiveness of Sheffield as a place to invest. There are great plans afoot for the area as the population continues to grow, and…
  • Airbnb to start collecting "tourist tax" in Paris

    27 Aug 2015 | 11:17 am
    Photo: RubyGoesThe most popular city on the home sharing site will be the first location for the tax, which will be collected directly from users of properties. The levy will come into effect from 1st October 2015, with Airbnb planning to roll it out to subsequent French cities.Tourists using Airbnb will pay a fee of €0.83 per person per night, with Airbnb properties now being classified under the rental category of furnished lets or ‘meublés touristiques non classés’.In the face of rising hotel costs, Airbnb has grown very quickly in Paris over the last few…
  • "World first": London's new swimming pool bridge

    27 Aug 2015 | 11:09 am
    London is set to have a world first: a swimming pool that functions as a bridge between two buildings.The "Sky Pool", as it has been dubbed, will be found at the capital's new development, Embassy Gardens. The property is being constructed in the new Nine Elms district near Batterseas Power Station and is already setting the tone for the up-market, extravagant area.The 2,000-home complex will be next to the New American Embassy, but the apartments will be less impressive than the object between them: a glass swimming pool located 10 floors up from the ground.The pool, which is encased in…
  • Neil Young puts Hawaii home up for sale

    27 Aug 2015 | 10:59 am
    Photo: Zillow The estate, which spans no fewer than 3 acres, is a prime piece of paradise, located on a "private, lush peninsula between two incredible ocean bays", according to the listing. With its five bedrooms and four baths as well as two two-bedroom guest cottages, two greenhouses, and a pool house, it's no suprise that Carrie Nicholson of Hawaii Life descibes the beach house estate as "majestic". Indeed, the property sites on Wai’alea Bay on the Big Island of Hawai'i, with approximately 830 feet of prime ocean frontage on the Kohala Coast."It’s one of the most exceptional…
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  • Our Remodeling Adventure – How we began

    18 Aug 2015 | 9:26 am
    Like all homebuyers, my husband and I were very excited when we bought our new Moss Creek home this past October. But unlike many homebuyers we bought a total fixer upper.  The house needed serious work - first just to make it habitable and then to make it our home.  We were fortunate to know a skilled team of carpenters for hire who had done smaller jobs for us. We reached an agreement and the work began.   Right away hydrostatic foundation vents were installed to be compliant with flood hazard insurance requirements and allow for an affordable flood insurance policy premium.  Other…
  • Experience Tennis on HHI and in Bluffton Up Close and Personal

    7 Aug 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Experience Tennis on HHI and in Bluffton People always ask me, “Why did you move to this area?” If you read my blogs you will see that one thing I love about living in this area is that we have many the benefits of a big city like Charleston for example in the arts and sports, but we are front row and center seats of the action all of the time  It’s only a short walk from the parking lot or at most a fun little golf cart or trolley ride right to the entrance.  There’s considerably less traffic congestion, less travel time, less expense and my neighbors and friends will probably be…
  • Moss Creek - Another Beautiful Place

    5 Aug 2015 | 11:51 am
    I recently attended a meeting at a private residential community just before you get to  the bridge to Hilton Head Island.  I’ve been an island resident for over 20 years and have visited Moss Creek many times but I am always amazed at how much there is to offer there when I visit. As you drive in you see beautiful marsh views on the right and then an equestrian center on the left. Drive on through and you see people riding bikes, playing golf or tennis or walking along the leisure paths enjoying the scenery or chatting with friends. If you go on down to the Bostwick Point Park and marina…
  • Cows live at Sea Pines Resort

    4 Aug 2015 | 7:57 am
    While I was out for my morning walk this morning that usually ends up at the Sea Pines Beach Club and a walk on the beach,  I decided to take a left and take a new path.   I quess I was hoping for some peace and quiet away from tourist bike traffic. Here’s a small fact that may surprise you: I have never taken a walk thru Heritage Farms. I’ve driven and riden by millions of times, and have gone to yayrides, etc. but never ever walked thru until this morning. This morning the gate was open (most gardeners work early before it gets too hot) – I was reminded of that fact having grown up…
  • Daufuskie- An Island to Explore

    3 Aug 2015 | 6:41 am
    One of the great things about living in the Lowcountry, is all the different islands you can explore. A favorite, and close by island is Daufuskie Island. A wonderful, secluded little place that makes you feel special just being there. You can only get there by boat, so you know its not going to be too crowded. And a rented golf cart is all you need for a whole day of adventure, and exploring this little bit of Paradise. Daufuskie is an island between Hilton Head Island and Savannah. In fact you can see the lights of Savannah from Daufuskie. The total surface area is only 8 miles, which is…
 
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  • 5 Things to do before you Move into your New Home

    Jason Thoele
    26 Aug 2015 | 10:39 am
    If you have finally found your new dream home and you have already concluded the deal, you are almost ready to move in. With all the excitement and work related to hiring a removal service, it is easy to get lost in the chaos of tasks that surrounds this big step in your life. It is important to keep in mind that you need to look into some specifics before you actually execute the move to the new place. As much as you would rather just call the first moving company you can find and start packing so that you can finally move, it is imperative that you pay heed to some tasks first. Here they…
  • Homes for Sale in 93312

    Jason Thoele
    25 Aug 2015 | 11:14 am
    4 Bedroom/ 2.5 Bathroom, Split wing, granite counters, tile floors, stainless steel appliances, central vac, surround sound in great room, master bed and bath & patio. Block wall, Cul de sac lot, 8 ft doors thru out, High ceilings, two tone paint, alder cabinets, two fireplaces, 6ft jetted tub in master with large tiled shower and two closets. Huge covered patio. Fruit trees. A must see Providing some of the most affordable homes in the state of California, real estate in Bakersfield has gained some serious attention as many are looking to relocate to one of the most affordable areas in…
  • Where can I find free information on how to become successful in real estate?

    Jason Thoele
    25 Aug 2015 | 11:06 am
    Real Estate Training is a huge industry and most like to offer only basic information for free and charge for more details. However, you can get free information all over the web and you can buy books at the local book store (or for free via our online agent extranet). The best thing is to know as much as possible, then learn sales techniques that will help you serve clients better. On our agent site there are lots of links to other web sites that provide information about real estate, too. The only “real” way to become successful is to put in time actually doing it and gain some…
  • Silver Oak Ranch Real Estate

    Jason Thoele
    24 Aug 2015 | 10:30 am
    Gorgeous home with lots of wow factor in Silver Oak Ranch- 2997 exquisite sq feet resting upon 22,651 sq ft lot with 5 beds and 2.5 baths. This beautiful home has an extraordinary layout with a great kitchen boasting granite counters, double ovens, a breakfast nook, a large pantry and a large island. Beautiful living room flooded with natural lighting and a cozy fireplace. AWESOME man-cave with fiber optic lighting. This upscale home also offers video surveillance and a dedicated indoor laundry. Dreamy master suite with a see-through fireplace which can also be enjoyed from the luxury of your…
  • Alex Trujillo

    Jason Thoele
    21 Aug 2015 | 3:58 pm
    We are pleased to welcome our newest agent… Alex Trujillo! 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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  • 5 Things to do before you Move into your New Home

    Jason Thoele
    26 Aug 2015 | 10:39 am
    If you have finally found your new dream home and you have already concluded the deal, you are almost ready to move in. With all the excitement and work related to hiring a removal service, it is easy to get lost in the chaos of tasks that surrounds this big step in your life. It is important to keep in mind that you need to look into some specifics before you actually execute the move to the new place. As much as you would rather just call the first moving company you can find and start packing so that you can finally move, it is imperative that you pay heed to some tasks first. Here they…
  • Homes for Sale in 93312

    Jason Thoele
    25 Aug 2015 | 11:14 am
    4 Bedroom/ 2.5 Bathroom, Split wing, granite counters, tile floors, stainless steel appliances, central vac, surround sound in great room, master bed and bath & patio. Block wall, Cul de sac lot, 8 ft doors thru out, High ceilings, two tone paint, alder cabinets, two fireplaces, 6ft jetted tub in master with large tiled shower and two closets. Huge covered patio. Fruit trees. A must see Providing some of the most affordable homes in the state of California, real estate in Bakersfield has gained some serious attention as many are looking to relocate to one of the most affordable areas in…
  • Where can I find free information on how to become successful in real estate?

    Jason Thoele
    25 Aug 2015 | 11:06 am
    Real Estate Training is a huge industry and most like to offer only basic information for free and charge for more details. However, you can get free information all over the web and you can buy books at the local book store (or for free via our online agent extranet). The best thing is to know as much as possible, then learn sales techniques that will help you serve clients better. On our agent site there are lots of links to other web sites that provide information about real estate, too. The only “real” way to become successful is to put in time actually doing it and gain some…
  • Silver Oak Ranch Real Estate

    Jason Thoele
    24 Aug 2015 | 10:30 am
    Gorgeous home with lots of wow factor in Silver Oak Ranch- 2997 exquisite sq feet resting upon 22,651 sq ft lot with 5 beds and 2.5 baths. This beautiful home has an extraordinary layout with a great kitchen boasting granite counters, double ovens, a breakfast nook, a large pantry and a large island. Beautiful living room flooded with natural lighting and a cozy fireplace. AWESOME man-cave with fiber optic lighting. This upscale home also offers video surveillance and a dedicated indoor laundry. Dreamy master suite with a see-through fireplace which can also be enjoyed from the luxury of your…
  • Alex Trujillo

    Jason Thoele
    21 Aug 2015 | 3:58 pm
    We are pleased to welcome our newest agent… Alex Trujillo! 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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  • Definitive Guide to the Commercial Real Estate Closing Process

    propertymetrics
    14 Aug 2015 | 5:48 am
    When it’s time to on a commercial real estate transaction the process can seem overwhelming. This definitive guide will walk you through every step in the commercial real estate closing process. You will see where the commercial process is similar to the residential process, and where things are different. You will also discover the places you need to be cautious and where your due diligence efforts are most important. Commercial real estate has fewer protections for buyers, but also gives parties more room to be creative with deal making. There are four major steps to closing a commercial…
  • How Green Bonds Work in Real Estate

    propertymetrics
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:04 pm
    While the movement to make commercial real estate more sustainable is already several decades old, a new tool has been steadily taking hold in the marketplace that makes financing costly environmental upgrades attractive to investors and issuers. Green bonds have grown from just $12 billion in 2013 to over $36 billion in 2014. This year looks to see green bonds continue to sell at the 2014 level. Investors and issuers have both found a lot to love in green bonds. What Makes a Bond “Green”? Green bonds refer to debt financing instruments that are issued for the purpose of creating new…
  • Mezzanine Financing Basics and The Intercreditor Agreement

    propertymetrics
    23 Jul 2015 | 6:24 am
    Financing short falls within the commercial real estate market have become a common occurrence. The great recession has made traditional lenders more sensitive to risk, frequently leaving developers and project investors with large financing shortfalls. Sponsors can seek out family and friends financing or a larger joint venture (JV) equity injection, but sometimes this gap may be too large to overcome through traditional methods of financing. Mezzanine financing is designed to fill this gap.  In this article we’ll give you a broad overview of mezzanine financing, common mezzanine loan…
  • The Definitive Guide to Real Estate Crowdfunding

    propertymetrics
    17 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    You’ve seen the news headlines about real estate crowdfunding and how it is changing the commercial real estate industry. However, much of the federal regulations that are supposed to govern this brave new world have not yet been enacted. In this article we’ll cover real estate crowdfunding in depth and give you a solid overview of what is possible with crowdfunding real estate investments and also where you need to be cautious. The JOBS Act Gives Birth to Real Estate Crowdfunding It’s hard to be on the web without coming across an article about some new crowdfunding startup. The…
  • What Happens When a Commercial Tenant Files Bankruptcy

    propertymetrics
    22 Jun 2015 | 1:06 pm
    Often commercial landlords have clues that a tenant is going to be filing for bankruptcy. Rental payments are often late several months in a row. Sometimes the tenant falls more than a month behind on the rent. But, it can still be shocking when a landlord opens the mail and instead of a rent check receives a notice from the Bankruptcy Court. What Happens When You Get Notice of a Tenant’s Bankruptcy? Most of the time commercial property owners will receive notice about a tenant’s bankruptcy filing from a letter sent by the Bankruptcy Court. That initial notice is called the “Notice to…
 
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  • Don’t Miss the Julian Grape Stomp Festa on September 5

    jennifer
    25 Aug 2015 | 10:13 pm
    Every September the Julian Chamber of Commerce celebrates the harvest of the grapes with a real, olde-world style grape stomp and festa at the Menghini Winery. This grape stomp out-does all others by providing two barrels for stomping – one for adults and one for children. This year’s Grape Stomp Festa will be held on September 5 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. To get the event started, tons of grapes are blessed, then poured into the barrels. The old-fashioned atmosphere is created with Italian music by Roman Holiday, and dancing, Bocce Ball competitions, stomping, wine tasting, and a…
  • The 2015 San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival Scheduled for August 28-30

    Lucy Kelts
    19 Aug 2015 | 9:10 pm
    This year, the San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival will screen over 100 films from more 30 countries. American filmmakers as well as film delegations from China, Korea, Taiwan, Canada, and many more, will appear at the event, to be held on August 28-30 at venues around San Diego. With goals to promote positive educational impact on children and the youth, the San Diego International Kid’s Film Festival actively supports innovative films made by filmmakers from around the globe. In addition to the film screenings, the 2015 SDIKFF will host an Opening Night Gala, Culture…
  • Celebrate with the San Diego Model Railroad Museum on August 22

    Lucy Kelts
    13 Aug 2015 | 7:58 pm
    The San Diego Model Railroad Museum, along with Balboa Park, celebrates 100 years of innovation, culture, and natural beauty with its Centennial Family Day on Saturday, August 22, from 11 am to 3 pm. Celebrate the arts, architecture and new technology that the Panama-California exposition brought to San Diego. Join the fun as you and your family are transported back in time to Balboa Park as it appeared in the early 1900’s. Explore the Centennial Railway Garden and learn about the solar-powered exhibit, hand-painted figurines, 3D and printed buildings. See a demonstration of a 3D…
  • Mark Your Calendar for the 10th Annual ArtWalk NTC @ Liberty Station!

    Lucy Kelts
    3 Aug 2015 | 7:12 am
      Mark your calender now for ArtWalk NTC @ Liberty Station! Formerly ArtWalk on the Bay, ArtWalk NTC @ Liberty Station builds upon the success of the past years at San Diego’s Bayfront. This 10th annual event takes place in San Diego’s flagship arts and culture district, NTC @ Liberty Station, once San Diego’s Naval Training Center, and now a mecca for artist studios, galleries, museums and performing arts groups. This fine art festival on August 15-16 is part of the ArtWalk San Diego brand known for bringing together all facets of the arts in San Diego while promoting…
  • Get Your Tickets Now for the 6th Annual Farm to Bay Food & Wine Classic

    Lucy Kelts
    23 Jul 2015 | 4:33 pm
    Head to the Living Coast Discovery Center in Chula Vista on August 8th for the 6th Annual Farm to Bay Food & Wine Classic! This unforgettable tasting event on San Diego Bay celebrates the sights, sounds and flavors that make San Diego so unique. Farm to Bay is the only local fundraiser that takes place within a national wildlife refuge, set against the beautiful backdrop of San Diego Bay. Guests to this event will sample fine culinary delights from some of the hottest restaurants, breweries and wineries in the area, and experience up close animal encounters, live music, and an exciting…
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  • What’s Available Wednesday? A Chicago Duplex!

    Jackie McGinnis
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:08 am
    We are back again in Chi-town, as the locals call it, with a fantastic duplex that’s been fully renovated and has a tenant in place as condition of closing. This one is truly an amazing deal – and puts $1,394 in cash-flow in your bank account each month (and that’s conservatively estimated!)….. Chicago is a city that is on the rise: it’s the #1 most diversified economy in the US, chock full of colleges, hospitals, Fortune 5oo employers… And most importantly, there are tenants and lots of them. Let’s take a look at today’s hot find: double your…
  • The 5 Fastest Ways to Lose Money with a Rental Property

    Jackie McGinnis
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:42 am
    You’ve decided you want to invest in rental properties. Excellent decision! There are so many benefits to rentals, including cash in your pocket each month, tax benefits, equity building, and most importantly it’s passive income! So you know you want to invest in them, but where do you start? You probably know to “find a house undervalued” and “rent it out” and “boom you make money”. Well, okay, that isn’t necessarily wrong but there is a lot more that goes into the success of a rental property than just buying a house at a good price. When I first started buying rental…
  • Lifestyle Designers, Take a Cue from Pablo Picasso…

    Jackie McGinnis
    21 Aug 2015 | 8:27 am
    Hey, Hipsters. Who’s ready for an art history lesson? Okay: we promise it won’t be boring. We’re going to talk about Pablo Picasso. He is probably the most famous artist of the “cubism” movement in art. What’s cubism? It’s a style of art that totally abandoned perspective. You know – perspective is what makes paintings and drawings look more like photographs than children’s art. Things are the right size, things are in scale. Perspective is all fine and good, but cubism – what Pablo Picasso practiced – says that when we abandon perspective, good things…
  • What’s Available Wednesday? Indianapolis!

    Jackie McGinnis
    19 Aug 2015 | 8:35 am
    Hipster is back in Indianapolis this week showing you a beautiful single family home! Just what does Indianapolis have to offer the savvy investor? Indianapolis is the #1 most stable market in the country right now. Not to mention that unemployment is consistently below the national average. And this city has the population growth, job growth, and diversified economy we want to see! The Indianapolis properties we find are hand selected, not available to the public, and have tenants and local property management already in place. Not to mention the advantages of cash flow, stability, cash…
  • Is there Such Thing as Buying Too Nice of a Rental Property? (Hint: The Answer is Yes.)

    Jackie McGinnis
    18 Aug 2015 | 8:17 am
    I actually wish I wasn’t telling you there is such thing as too nice of a rental property because it might mean that I’m not experiencing this first-hand as we speak but, unfortunately, I know for certain that it is possible to have too nice of a rental property! I have one now and it’s not looking pretty. Not the house, it’s actually too pretty, but the situation. I can’t find renters! Would you believe it? At first I wanted to second-guess my property manager but I’ve been working with him forever and I know he’s not the problem. The problem is: the house is too nice. It’s…
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  • 5 Tips for Overcoming Writer’s Block

    Geneva Ives
    21 Aug 2015 | 8:30 am
    Has your blogging buzz died? Your creative flame dimmed to a flicker? Writer’s block is the foe of professional writers and novices alike. But your real estate blog requires consistent content to be effective. For your Point2 blog to reap the most benefits, attract the most leads and showcase you as the expert you truly are, you’ve got to work through the rut. We have five tips to inspire your creativity. Change Locations Your office might not be the ideal location for inspiration when you’re blogging about your community. Draw inspiration from your surroundings by changing your…
  • 4 Back-to-School Marketing Ideas for Agents

    Geneva Ives
    19 Aug 2015 | 9:12 am
    Ahhh, do you smell that? The scent of freshly sharpened pencils and crisp notebooks can only mean one thing… it’s back-to-school time! Any change in season is a good time to take a closer look at your real estate marketing efforts. Are you still seeing results? Are there campaigns you can freshen up? Opportunities you can take to reach new prospects? This time of year is especially great for reinvigorating your referral network and connecting with people who are new to the area. Here are four back-to-school marketing ideas that you can put to work for your real estate business in the…
  • WordPress Blogs Come to Point2 Agent

    Geneva Ives
    13 Aug 2015 | 8:30 am
    We are very excited to announce the addition of WordPress blogs to our Point2 Agent Professional and Elite membership levels! This new blog solution is fully integrated with your existing Point2 Agent account and can contribute enormously to the SEO of your website. Here are some WordPress blog highlights: Host your blog on your domain (e.g. www.yourdomainname.com/blogs/customer#) Choose from 8 available themes Track performance with Google Analytics compatibility Enjoy built-in SEO optimization tools Create posts with a straightforward WYSIWYG editor Embed photos and videos to posts without…
  • Point2 Homes Sees Highest Traffic EVER in July

    Geneva Ives
    12 Aug 2015 | 8:30 am
    July was another record month for Point2 Homes! Our real estate search website received a record 2.55 million visits, beating our previous record by 74,000. The steady increase of visitors and searches on Point2 Homes is good news for Point2 Agent users. More traffic means more leads! More prospects than ever before are seeing your listings, your profiles and your ads on Point2 Homes. We think that’s pretty cool (and hope you do too)! Here are a few other notable traffic updates from July: Traffic in Ottawa continues its growth, registering a 60%year-over-year increase. We now…
  • Easy Website Tips to Make Google Happy

    Geneva Ives
    5 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    Question: When prospective home buyers and sellers search online for agents and listings in your area, does your website appear in search results? How about when you Google your name or your company’s name? Do you come up on the first page? (Go ahead, Google away. We’ll wait.) If you’re not getting the search engine placement you want, you’re not alone. While the algorithms that search engines use to determine search results change all the time, there are a few things you can do to make sure your website isn’t actively working against itself. Here are 5 website…
 
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    Keeping Current Matters

  • 52% Likely to Buy in the Next 5 Years!! Are You?

    The KCM Crew
    27 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    According to the recently released BMO Harris Bank Home Buying Report, 52% of Americans say they are likely to buy a home in the next five years. Americans surveyed for the report said they would be willing to pay an average of $296,000 for a home and would average a 21% down payment. The report also had other interesting revelations. Those Looking to Buy 74% of those looking to buy a new home will consult a real estate agent 59% said they will visit online real estate websites 37% will seek recommendations from friends and family 78% plan to get pre-approved before seriously searching for a…
  • Should I Wait to Put Down a Bigger Down Payment?

    The KCM Crew
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Some experts are advising that first time and move-up buyers wait until they save up 20% before they move forward with their decision to purchase a home. One of the main reasons they suggest waiting is that a buyer must purchase private mortgage insurance if they have less than the 20%. That increases the monthly payment the buyer will be responsible for. In a recent article, Freddie Mac explained what this would mean for a $200,000 house: However, we must look at other aspects of the purchase to see if it truly makes sense to wait. Are you actually saving money by waiting? CoreLogic has…
  • Don’t Get Caught In The Renter’s Trap

    The KCM Crew
    25 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top ones is being able to protect yourself from rising rents and lock in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their findings of a study in which they studied “income growth, housing costs and changes in the share of renter and owner-occupied households over the past five years in metropolitan statistical areas throughout the US.” Don’t Become Trapped The study revealed that over the last five years a typical rent rose 15% while the income of renters grew by only 11%. If…
  • What You Do Not Need To Hear From Your Listing Agent!

    The KCM Crew
    24 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    You’ve decided to sell your house. You begin to interview potential real estate agents to help you through the process. You need someone you trust enough to: Set the market value on possibly the largest asset your family owns (your home) Set the time schedule for the successful liquidation of that asset Set the fee for the services required to liquidate that asset An agent must be concerned first and foremost about you and your family in order to garner that degree of trust. Make sure this is the case. Be careful if the agent you are interviewing begins the interview by: Bragging about…
  • Home Prices Up in 93% of Measurable Markets [INFOGRAPHIC]

    The KCM Crew
    21 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Some Highlights: The national median home price for Q2 is up 8.2% to $229,400 The income needed to afford the median home in each region is directly impacted by the amount of the down payment. The larger the down payment the lower the income needed to pay the monthly mortgage payment. The West led the way with the highest median home price at $325,200. For more information about specific metro areas you can find the full report here. Members: Sign in now to set up your Personalized Posts & start sharing today! Not a Member Yet? Click Here to learn more about KCM's newest feature,…
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  • The Perks of USDA Financing

    Dan Zito
    22 Aug 2015 | 4:37 pm
    USDA financing is an often overlooked type of financing as it is known as the “rural mortgage.” While it is true that USDA financing is only available on rural homes, what the USDA considers rural might be a little more flexible than what you consider rural as it spreads into many suburban areas. In fact, there are many homes in the Harrisburg and York, PA area that qualify for this flexible, easy to qualify for financing that cannot be surpassed … Read More
  • Why You Should Get Pre-Approved Before House Hunting

    Dan Zito
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:57 pm
    Buying a house is a very exciting time for anyone and most potential homebuyers want to jump right in and start looking at houses. However, getting pre-approved for a mortgage is one of the most crucial points in beginning your home search. It is natural to want to start looking at houses immediately, but getting pre-approved first will make the process much more streamlined for everyone involved. Here are 5 reasons why you should get pre-approved before house hunting. Saves … Read More
  • Why Real Estate Contracts Sometimes Don’t Close

    Dan Zito
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:07 pm
    Buying a home is an exciting and even anxious process. People can sometimes get too emotional during the buying or selling process and feel dejected if the contract doesn’t work out. But statistics show nearly one-third of real estate contracts do not make it to the closing table for various reasons. Below are the top three reasons that a real estate contract falls through. Related: Signs That You’re Ready to Buy a Home Financing Financing is one of the most … Read More
  • 5 Tips to Make Your Open House Successful

    Dan Zito
    13 Jul 2015 | 8:13 am
    Many people are starting to doubt whether or not they should have an open house while trying to sell their home. Most feel like it is a dated practice that has been made obsolete by the internet. However, research shows that open houses are still just as effective in selling a house. More than 45 percent of home buyers ages 25-64 attended open houses while looking to buy a house. 50 percent of new homebuyers used open houses as an … Read More
  • 5 Big Benefits Investing in Real Estate

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

    22 Aug 2015 | 9:55 am
    We are almost back to ‘pre-housing crash’ home values. The inventories of distressed properties (foreclosures & short sales) are shrinking dramatically. The economy is improving. The job numbers are headed in the right direction. The big question that still remains: Have Americans regained their confidence in real estate as a worthy investment? According to a survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates, Americans have put real estate back into first place as the best of all investments. Here are the results of the survey: Bottom Line Homeownership never lost its place as…
  • Homeownership: A Key to Well-Being in Retirement

    19 Aug 2015 | 8:24 am
    There has been much talk about homeownership and whether it is a true vehicle for building wealth. A new report looks at the impact owning a home has on the financial wellbeing of people closing in on their retirement years (ages 55-64). In recently released study by the Hamilton Project, Ten Economic Facts about Financial Well-Being in Retirement, it was revealed that: 1. Middle-class households near retirement age have about as much wealth in their homes as they do in their retirement accounts. “Over the past quarter century the largest single source of wealth for all but the richest…
  • Home Values: Where Are They Headed Over The Next 5 Years?

    18 Aug 2015 | 8:29 am
    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 4.1% in 2015. The cumulative appreciation will be 18.1% by 2019. That means the average annual appreciation…
  • When is it a Good Time to Rent? Definitely NOT Now!

    13 Aug 2015 | 10:38 am
    People often ask whether or not now is a good time to buy a home. No one ever asks when a good time to rent is. However, we want to make certain that everyone understands that today is NOT a good time to rent. The Census Bureau just released their second quarter median rent numbers. Here is a graph showing rent increases from 1988 until today: At the same time, a report by Axiometrics revealed: “The national apartment market’s annual effective rent growth rate of 5.1% in June 2015 represented a 47-month high, and continued a streak of 5.0%-plus rent growth that is now the longest in at…
  • Freddie Mac: Equity Matters (a Lot!)

    23 Jul 2015 | 8:11 am
    According to a Merrill Lynch survey, over 80% of the people in this country believe that homeownership is still “an important part of the American Dream”. There are many financial and non-financial reasons people feel this way. One of the biggest reasons is because it helps build family wealth. Last week, Freddie Mac posted about the power of home equity. They explained: “In the simplest terms, equity is the difference between how much your home is worth and how much you owe on your mortgage. You build equity by paying down your mortgage over time and through your home’s…
 
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    Times Realty News

  • Golden Pacific Capital LLC Leverages Crowdfunding to Raise $10 Million

    Editor
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:12 pm
    by Golden Pacific, a California-based asset management company, has turned to crowdfunding to raise the $10M capital for residential properties in Kansas City. The company had already raised $3M and is now going to raise the remainder through Crowdflipr, a Sarasota, Fla-based crowdfunding portal. It is planning to invest approximately $25 million to acquire, revamp and manage approximately 200 distressed homes in Kansas City. Only accredited investors, those with a minimum annual income of $200,000 or a net worth of $1 million excluding private residence, are allowed to participate in the…
  • Credit Suisse gives REITs some good news

    Kerry
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:54 pm
    by   Note from Editors While the world increasingly turns away from REITs, favoring crowdfunding more because of the democracy and transparency it offers, the Swiss have taken a whole new outlook on things.   by Rey Mashayekhi   Economic uncertainty has led several investment banks to downgrade their forecasts on real estate investment trusts. But not #Credit Suisse, which last week upgraded #Vornado Realty Trust and offered a decidedly sunny short-term outlook on the overall #REIT sector. The Swiss investment bank upgraded Vornado to a “neutral” rating from the previous…
  • On-the-spot Consultation at Real Estate Alternative Financing Master Class in NYC

    Editor
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:06 am
    by The Soho Loft Conferences and Victoria Global present the Real Estate Alternative Financing Master Class on August 27, 2015 in New York City   NEW YORK – Aug. 26, 2015  — Real estate entrepreneurs, investors, developers, professionals, and service providers will converge in New York City for the Real Estate Alternative Financing Master Class  on August 27, 2015 from 8am to 7pm. This event, that accommodates 20 participants only, will discuss ways of raising capital using Regulation A+, Regulation D, Rule 506c and #crowdfunding.  It will analyze the legal structure and financial…
  • Real estate firms bloodied in stock market tumble

    Kerry
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:32 pm
    by   Note from Editors The bubble that many critics feared might pop because the #real estate sector has been so busy lately, may likely give way to more concern now as the real estate market took the hardest hit on one of the most volatile days of trading in history.   by Ray Mashayekhi   From commercial brokerages to real estate investment trusts, it was hard to find a publicly-traded real estate firm that didn’t take a beating on one of the most volatile days in the #stock market’s history. As markets in China and Europe plunged early Monday morning, so too did prices in…
  • Real Estate Crowdfunding Continues Accelerated Growth and Expansion

    Editor
    25 Aug 2015 | 12:27 am
    by by Michael Hull The real estate industry is experiencing continuous expansion as more participants join the industry from across the world. In the U.S. for example, the number of real estate crowdfunding platforms has increased to over 140 in the past two years with no indication of slowing down. Other countries such as China and the U.K. are also experiencing a boom in their real estate industries as a result of crowdfunding. The industry is not limited to local investors only but also foreign investors. In China, real estate investment money flows from investors in the U.S., Canada,…
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  • Crazy and Fun Summer Projects to do in and around your home

    31 Jul 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Looking for a cool summer project to do in and around your home? Here are some wild and wacky ideas to keep your neighbours on their tippy toes The fence doesn’t have to be the boring old plain fence. Now’s the time to decorate it Here are some great ideas for a fun fence that will make you the inspiration of your neighbourhood: Paint a mural on your fence. It can be anything your imagination can take you Visit your local home hardware store to buy outdoor quality paint. It can be in cartons or spray cans. Choose an assortment of colours that you love. Let’s start small with a flat…
  • Keeping your House Cool in the Summer

    27 Jul 2015 | 8:54 am
    Not all of us has the luxury of an air condition system in our homes, but there are several ways to keep the heat out of our houses and stay cool during the sweltering summer months. Forget sugary and fatty ice cream Consider a healthy alternative Save money while serving your family healthy snacks by blending up fresh fruit with ice to make a nice refreshing smoothie or forget the ice and freeze the mixture to make a refreshing popsicle Wear light clothing. Darker colours tend to absorb the sun’s rays and soak the heat into the fabric. Wear clothing in lighter colours that fit loose to the…
  • Never Bored in Calgary

    21 Jul 2015 | 10:39 am
    Calgary is fun and full of festivities in the summer We are very lucky to be living in such a great city and should be celebrating it every weekend or chance we get Our world famous Calgary Stampede is 10 days full of family fun and an excellent way to get out and enjoy the festivities With a circus, dog show, daily concerts with great music, lots of other shows and tasty foods to try, theres no reason not to come This year’s turnout at the Stampede was at a decline compared to last year’s turnout due to unfavourable market conditions, however, in all, the Stampede president and chairman…
  • Fighting Clutter as a Home Business

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

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

    Jay Castillo
    18 Aug 2015 | 12:20 am
    Before anything else, I would like to give a big THANK YOU to those who have already enrolled for our BUY FORECLOSED PROPERTIES online training. I also have a quick reminder for those who have enrolled so keep reading. The FAQ comes after the reminders for those who have already enrolled. A couple of reminders for those who have enrolled For those who enrolled through PayPal/Credit Card If you enrolled through PayPal/Credit Card but have not yet received any email reply with your logon details, please let me know asap (please send an email to support@foreclosurephilippines.com or text me at…
  • Confirmed! The Next Real Estate Brokers’ Exam in Q1-2016 Will Be Open To All (Not Only For Re-takers)

    Cherry Vi Saldua Castillo
    14 Aug 2015 | 4:44 am
    Confirmed! At the speech of Mr. Eduardo G. Ong, Chairman of the Professional Regulatory Board for Real Estate Service (PRB-RES) at the iRISE event at the SMX Mall of Asia, he said that there will be another real estate brokers’ exam for those who did not graduate with a real estate management degree. Get more details below. Unlike in his previous speech in the Oathtaking of the May 2014 real estate brokers’ exam passers, he said that the said exam will be open not only to re-takers but also to those who will still be taking the 120-hour Comprehensive Real Estate Seminar (CRES).
  • Video 4 Is Live – The “BIG PICTURE” of the Real Estate Investing Process

    Jay Castillo
    13 Aug 2015 | 7:35 am
    Finally, Video 4 is now live! It’s about the “BIG PICTURE” of real estate investing. You need to know these things before you even think of investing in real estate. Get more details below. By the way, I have also opened enrollment for the BUY FORECLOSED PROPERTIES online training. Yes, everything is now live! Watch the video below to get all the details: CLICK HERE to watch Video 4 and learn more about the training In Video 4, I will also explain what’s inside the training. In a nutshell, I believe this is the most complete, step-by-step training that covers…
  • The “BIG PICTURE” of the Real Estate Investing Process (Coming Soon)

    Jay Castillo
    12 Aug 2015 | 11:40 pm
    Just a quick heads-up, I will be releasing in a few hours the fourth and final video of our series on “How to get started with real estate investing”. Get more details after the jump. I’m really sorry I haven’t been able to publish any new articles lately because I have been very busy finishing the fourth and final video for the series. Video 4 covers the “Big Picture” of the real estate investing process. Here’s a sneak-peak what you will see inside the upcoming video. I just had to use my son’s drawing to illustrate my point in the upcoming…
  • Weathering The Storm: The Election Season And How It Might Affect The Philippine Real Estate Market

    Jay Castillo
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:15 pm
    This post was written by Mr. Jojo Salas, Director – Pinnacle Research and Consulting. I’m happy that they have allowed me to feature it here in ForeclosurePhilippines.com, as this is full of information smart real estate investors should know. As usual, I have reformatted it a bit for easier reading. The original article can be found here. Macroeconomy The sunny days are starting to give way to wetter days. By the end of the third quarter, a handful of strong storms would have passed, given that approximately 20 typhoons visit the Philippine area of responsibility per year. By the…
 
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    Zillow Blog - Real Estate Market Stats, Celebrity Real Estate, and Zillow News

  • UPDATE: LeBron Sells His Miami Palace Like a King

    Emily Heffter
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:29 pm
    UPDATE: Proving his King status, LeBron James has sold his Miami home for $13.4 million after buying the place for $9 million five years ago. ORIGINAL POST 10/3/14: Now that LeBron James has gone home to play basketball for the Cleveland Cavaliers, he’s selling his other home - in Miami. The NBA superstar led the Miami Heat to the finals four times before he opted out of his contract and rejoined the Cavs. James bought his gated, waterfront Miami estate in 2010 for $9 million. Now he has staged and listed it for $17 million. With 12,178 square feet of living space,  including some…
  • 3 Home Improvements Even a Beginner DIYer Can Tackle

    BobVila.com
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:35 am
    New homeowners rapidly learn an expensive lesson: The handyman costs money - and that running list of home fix-its adds up quickly. Fortunately for beginner do-it-yourselfers, you don’t have to invest in a trunk full of tools for basic upgrades and fixes; most require minimal investment in time and equipment. Taking control and transforming your living space into a reflection of your own personal taste can be both simple and rewarding. Try it this weekend with any of these straightforward home projects that even beginning DIYers can master. Create open storage with floating shelves Sleek,…
  • Putting Down Roots 40 Feet Up: Life in a Fire Lookout

    Catherine Sherman
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:09 pm
    They saw it coming: the mushroom cloud of smoke. Dabney Tompkins and Alan Colley were on their deck enjoying the view when Stouts Creek Fire broke out earlier this month. They’d read about moments like this - spotting a forest fire from a 40-foot-high tower - but nothing could have prepared them. They weren’t staffing a fire lookout, after all. They were at home. Treehouse without the tree Alan Colley (left) and Dabney Tompkins wouldn’t trade their life above the trees for anything. Tompkins and Colley’s lives changed course on a ferry ride several years ago. Quite…
  • How Much Home for $350,000?

    Sharona Ott
    25 Aug 2015 | 1:29 pm
    What does a $350,000 home look like? The image that pops into your head likely depends on where you live. A San Franciscan may be hard-pressed to imagine even the smallest condo being sold for that price. But an Atlanta resident might have a variety of homes in mind, from the impeccably decorated bungalow down the street to the ritzy condo downtown. Whether you’re searching for a smaller space in a big city or a bigger space in a quiet neighborhood, you have some great options. Check out the following 10 listings, all located in metropolitan locales across the country and priced at…
  • Goodbye, Summer ... Hello, Savings

    Vera Gibbons
    25 Aug 2015 | 1:23 pm
    With the end of summer rapidly approaching, it’s time to think about hunkering down and putting some money in your pocket to make up for what you spent over the past few months at the beach, in restaurants, and on vacation. Here are some easy, painless ways to pay yourself first. Round up mortgage payments If you’ve already refinanced your home or don’t qualify for a refinance, you may wonder what else you can do to save on your mortgage payment, which is likely your biggest household expense. Why not round up your monthly payments? For example, say your monthly mortgage payment is…
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    Prime Asset Investments Blog

  • BEST BUY-TO-LET NEIGHBOURHOOD NOT ALWAYS THE PRETTIEST ONE

    5 Aug 2015 | 4:36 am
    Ask almost anybody how you can spot a good rental property and the answers are nearly always the same: make sure it’s in a nice neighbourhood or make sure you have reliable tenants with well-paid jobs.
  • UK BUY-TO-LET IS A DREAM IN A BUBBLE

    4 Aug 2015 | 1:04 am
    Prospective clients often tell me they are afraid of losing out if they don’t invest in buy-to-let property in the UK. The fact that the market is possibly in the midst of a bubble is totally ignored. When I dare suggest that prices are unsustainable, I’m accused of ignorance of the fundamentals that support continued growth.
  • WHY IT’S TIME TO GET OUT OF BUY-TO-LET IN THE UK

    3 Aug 2015 | 3:27 am
    Fifteen years ago the buy-to-let market in Britain hardly existed. But legislative changes that favoured landlord rights over those of tenants, together with the introduction of specialist buy-to-let mortgages, propelled the market forward. It fuelled a boom which has now morphed into a bubble.
  • EXPERT GIVES NEW REASONS FOR BUY TO LET IN ORLANDO

    3 Aug 2015 | 3:15 am
    Orlando, that prime central Florida location for property investors, is now attracting buyers for other reasons than just Disney, Universal Studios, Sea World and the year-round sunshine.
  • FORGET ABOUT BUY-TO-LET TO MAKE YOU RICH.

    30 Jul 2015 | 4:08 am
    3 tried and tested ways to make millions from property instead Britain is obsessed with property and buy-to-let is the new investment fad.
 
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    Zurple | Real Estate Success Blog

  • How to Convert Internet Real Estate Leads

    27 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    You can successfully connect and convert Internet leads if done properly. Pick up your phone and call them after you connect with them in a meaningful way via their preferred method of contact - be it email, text or phone. You need to learn more about their current situation, pain points and what is important to them so you can get on the same wavelength and speak their language. Dedicate specific days and times each week to follow up with your prospective clients. Be disciplined about it. Practice positive mental attitude: be friendly, professional, knowledgeable and enthusiastic when…
  • Veteran Agent Finds Success Thanks to Zurple Seller Leads Program

    26 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Business Success Comes from Meeting and Exceeding Client Expectations Derek was laid off from his engineering position and found himself working with a friend's mom, who was a real estate agent. He enjoyed the industry and decided to get his license. 17 years later, he's still loving it. 
  • 5 Ways That HGTV Can Make My Job Easier

    25 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    In today's Agent Insights post, Margaret Woda - a REALTOR® / Associate Brokers in Crofton, Maryland- offers agent advice about how HGTV has made your job, as a real estate professional, easier. Here's Margaret:
  • How to Avoid Burnout in Real Estate

    24 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Real estate never sleeps – you’re on 24/7. If you’re competitive in your market and responsive to your clients’ needs, you may feel like you must constantly be available and working. Unfortunately, this ambitious attitude does not always fare well. Have you ever experienced that anxious feeling of being overwhelmed? If you keep feeling it day in and day out, all this stress can cause burnout where you’re physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted. Burnout is more than just feeling tired. It brings down your energy, decreases your productivity and can cause you to feel hopeless,…
  • Finding the Right Real Estate Business Partner: How-To Guide

    21 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Building a dynamic real estate team provides a lot of benefits. Namely, the fact that you collectively have a much larger network, more robust expertise and you have the ability to service more clients at a time. If you've been considering the option of inviting another agent (or agents) in to help you build your brand but aren't sure where to start, you're in the right spot.
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    Coffee Real Estate

  • Flip your own house

    CoffeeRealEstate
    3 Aug 2015 | 10:46 am
    Flip Your Own House     I know of a friend who recently sold their home. The real estate agent they chose priced the property very cheaply to make an easy sale. If fact they used the comps of short sold properties to reach the price of my friend’s house. It sold in two days. To an investor who will flip the house for a 15% to 20% more then they brought it for. If you want to earn more money on the sale of your house, flip your own house. Price your house not at the distressed property price but a fair market price. This way you can be the real estate investor and earn 15% to 20%…
  • Country Home in Auburn

    CoffeeRealEstate
    22 Jul 2015 | 12:17 pm
    Country Home in Auburn Horse Ranchette Nestled in the oaks this home is country living at its best. The horse ranchette has flat acreage suitable for horses and many other animals. This sought after Auburn neighborhood is on a Cul-de-sac for even more privacy. The large two story home with built in book shelf has a user friendly design. This is the perfect place to make a country home.  The affordable price for a country home in this coveted Auburn area is a rarity. For more information 4530 Miller Oak Dr Auburn CA 95602 What is Country Living? Country living is many things to many people.
  • Carmichael Horse Ranchette

    CoffeeRealEstate
    7 Jul 2015 | 10:35 am
    Carmichael Horse Ranchette with Pool Home     The Carmichael Horse Ranchette with pool is a versatile property. It is a great opportunity for property investor. This property can be remolded and sell for a substantially higher price. Several million dollar plus properties are in the area which demonstrates the property’s potential. The Carmichael Horse property has plenty of character. The neighborhood is one of the most desirable in all of Sacramento.   The horse property amenities are exceptional. It has enough pasture for rotating pastures with irrigation. The pipe rail…
  • 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…
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  • Sunbury Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Aug 2015

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Sunbury * Median Listing Price: $388,320 0.25% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $142.0000 0.18% Total Listings: 29 Total Listings Previous Months:July June 29 25 0.16% 0% * All data pertains to single-family homes Sunbury Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Aug 2015  Sunbury OH SubdivisionsBarley Corn Country Property Eden Estates At Cheshire Rural - Kingston Township Sunbury Estates Sunbury Meadows Sunbury Mills The Greens At NorthstarSunbury 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…
  • Saint Louisville Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Aug 2015

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Saint Louisville * Median Listing Price: $150,660 -0.01% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $81.0000 0.14% Total Listings: 7 -0.30% Total Listings Previous Months:July June 10 8 0.25% -0.11% * All data pertains to single-family homes Saint Louisville Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Aug 2015  Saint Louisville OH Subdivisions CoffmansSaint Louisville 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…
  • Reynoldsburg Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Aug 2015

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Reynoldsburg * Median Listing Price: $169,510 0.01% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $89.0000 0.02% Total Listings: 133 0.02% Total Listings Previous Months:July June 131 134 -0.02% 0.06% * All data pertains to single-family homes Reynoldsburg Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Aug 2015  Reynoldsburg OH SubdivisionsAsbury Park Barcelona Square Blacklick Heights Briar Cliff Briarcliff Brice Estates Brook Farm Brookside Brookside Park Brookside Park 2 Cobblestone Run Crofton Place Crystal Lakes Deerfield Estates Eastshire Farmington Farmington Meadows Farmsbury Glenmeadows…
  • Radnor Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Aug 2015

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Radnor * Median Listing Price: $237,670 -0.16% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $97.0000 -0.18% Total Listings: 3 0.50% Total Listings Previous Months:July June 2 2 0% 1% * All data pertains to single-family homes Radnor Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Aug 2015  Radnor OH Subdivisions RuralRadnor 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:…
  • Powell Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Aug 2015

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Powell * Median Listing Price: $561,840 -0.03% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $131.0000 -0.01% Total Listings: 191 0.09% Total Listings Previous Months:July June 175 172 0.02% 0.02% * All data pertains to single-family homes Powell Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Aug 2015  Powell OH SubdivisionsAshmoore Bartholomew Run Big Bear Farms Bishopsgate Briarcliffe Brookehill Village Canterbury Commons Of Powell Concord Meadow Daventry Park Deep Run Deep Un Deer Run Derby Glen Farms Estates At Falcon Ridge Estates Of Golf Village Eversole Run Falcon Ridge Golf Village Golf…
 
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  • How Brickell and Wynwood are transforming Miami

    goussey
    2 Aug 2015 | 1:02 pm
    A recent trip down to the very swanky land of Miami, really peaked my interest in how they are redeveloping their downtown neighborhoods and building this center of mega developments to rival some of their best North Eastern neighbors. I took the full tour of most of what you would call “Downtown”–particularly the Brickell area. And what really stood out were the number of cranes in the sky, at least half a dozen developments under construction within a 10 block radius. I focused on the condo project Brickell Heights developed by Related Group, with Moss Construction putting…
  • 33 Park Avenue

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

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

    goussey
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:58 pm
    By far, my favorite movie of this year has been Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. Besides having a captivating story and hilarious bits at nearly every scene, it is focused around an amazing piece of Real Estate. The Grand Budapest Hotel, a luxury hotel retreat nestled in snowcapped mountains of Europe. Its quite unfortunate that the property is itself is fictional, as I would have loved to report on its ownership history, changes in the hotel management, along with an analysis on its current market value. Where else have I seen a hotel with beautiful landmarked features and a…
  • Fair Market Value Challenged by Faith

    goussey
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:07 pm
    Faith Ministries Church Recently, my mom came home to tell me of a big real estate deal her pastor discussed one Sunday at church, involving millions of dollars in real estate. Obviously, I had to find out more. Its an issue around the site that the Sayreville government obtained by eminent domain from Faith Ministries, NL (National Lead) Industries, New Jersey Highway Authority, The City of Perth Amboy and a few other parties, and underwent almost a decade in litigation over market price and fair compensation. The land has also been subject to massive contamination and environmental clean up…
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  • Gradient Boosting at the Bombay Stock Exchange

    Resident Blogger
    21 Aug 2015 | 2:58 am
    This blog was originally written and published by Phani Srikanth here: http://bit.ly/1gZVdv3 Data Science Hackathon – Data{Meet} Mumbai Well, it was a rather ordinary day when I found out about a hackathon being organised at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in South Mumbai. A couple of my colleagues from the Data Sciences Lab at Housing and I decided to form a team and participate in the weekend hackathon. We arrived pretty late to the event and we received the data on Friday night, and then only started working from the afternoon of Saturday. Effectively, we had a little over a day to…
  • A Day at Housing

    Resident Blogger
    19 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    Hi there! Thank you for visiting. Let us show you around our office! Today marks the 7th official World Photo Day, a project started in 2009 to celebrate photography. Whether or not you are an avid photographer yourself, there is no denying the power of a good picture. Photography helps you capture and savour a fleeting  moment, a beautiful subject, and explore places without having to move a muscle. Today, we invite you into our offices, as we show  you around with the help of some pictures clicked by our very own budding photographers! Meet ‘Gulp’. He is in charge of…
  • Welcoming Efficiency in Real Estate: HomeBuy360

    Resident Blogger
    18 Aug 2015 | 1:27 am
    What comes to mind when you think of buying a house? An easy, stress-free process from start to finish; or a cumbersome, time-consuming maze of endless calls, avoidable site visits, overwhelming paperwork, and so on? If the current state of the real estate sector is anything to go by, we’re guessing most of you chose the latter. At the other end of the spectrum, Developers and Agents also have a difficult time managing clients, their requests, and paperwork; and nurturing leads and converting them into satisfied customers. In the absence of a holistic Customer Relationship Management (CRM)…
  • 1 Million Houses Mapped on Housing!

    Resident Blogger
    13 Aug 2015 | 2:45 am
    A little less than two years ago in November 2013, our Operations team was ecstatic at having collected a total of 500 listings in one day – the highest until then. By March of this year, that number had grown to over 3,000. Today, on August 13th 2015, Housing became the first online real estate platform in the world to have 1 Million verified property listings! The journey has been challenging yet exhilarating, and we are looking up to more! We have our users to thank for letting us into their homes to click pictures, and trusting in the platform to offer them the best experience in…
  • 6 Easy Ways to Increase the Resale Value of your House

    Resident Blogger
    12 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    A house of your own is everyone’s dream. With changing times, houses have served not just as an abode but is also looked at as an investment. Selling a house is therefore a crucial exercise. An important facet of this is getting the most, and possibly more than the house’s worth. Increasing the resale value of a house is an exhaustive process. It requires detailed planning and meticulous implementation for not just cosmetic changes but an upgrade of basic and important features. Post our discussion with various property investors, and real estate enthusiasts, we have listed some of the…
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  • 10 Moving Tips from the Experts

    Rachel Cunningham
    4 Aug 2015 | 11:42 am
    Moving can be a hassle, especially when you have to juggle kids, school changes and general packing. When you are moving into your new Home Creations home before the new school year starts, you have to make sure everything is in order for a smooth experience. Here are several moving tips to help you get read more... The post 10 Moving Tips from the Experts appeared first on Home Creations.
  • Map of 4th of July Celebrations in Oklahoma

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

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

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

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

    Chanda Gunter
    14 Aug 2015 | 2:43 pm
    Owner Nightmare:   Bedbugs are Inconvenient and Costly Bed bugs were common globally until the early 1940s when they were mostly eradicated due to the use of DDT. Bedbugs returned when DDT was banned in 1972 and infestation of human habitats has increased since 1995, due to resistance to approved pesticides, increased international travel, high population density, and other factors. Bed bugs in hotels have made headlines lately, but what about bed bugs in rental homes? Kyle Johnson, Manage at Real Property Management Northern Utah, says “Considering how many properties are rented,…
  • Turning a Rental Property Into a Successful Business

    Chanda Gunter
    14 Aug 2015 | 2:09 pm
    Customer Profile: A Profitable Investment Business Twenty years ago Michael Geis decided to invest in real estate as a side business to build equity and broaden his asset base. What began with refinancing his house and using the equity to make down payments on 4 rental homes, turned into a moonlighting business of buying, fixing, flipping and renting 25 properties over the years in and around Omaha, Nebraska. I have positive cash flow, I’m building equity, and achieving my goals. #rentalhomesClick To Tweet He and his wife managed their rental properties for a few years, but as the business…
  • Women Business Owners: A New Perspective

    Chanda Gunter
    10 Aug 2015 | 2:27 am
    Spotlight:  Women Business Owners The U.S. Census Bureau reported in December 2014 there were 7.8 million women-owned businesses, which accounted for 28.7% of all businesses nationwide. Surprisingly in the male dominated property management industry, nearly 30% of all Real Property Management franchises are fully or partially owned by women. “Our female franchise owners bring diverse skillsets and unique perspectives to drive innovation and provide the best service in the industry,” says Lukas Krause, Chief Operating Officer of Property Management Business Solutions, LLC. Read personal…
  • Rental Rates Rise Over 3% Since Last Quarter

    Chanda Gunter
    7 Aug 2015 | 2:27 am
    Rental Rates Growth Continues to Outpace Inflation The Real Property Management system and RentRange, the nation’s leading provider of Rental Market Intelligence™, released their quarterly rental statistics, which show rental rates are rising more rapidly than the U.S. inflation rates. During the second quarter of 2015, the companies found that the average monthly rent for single-family homes now exceeds $1,320, up 3.3 percent since just last quarter and representing a 6.1 percent year-over-year increase. In comparison, the consumer price index grew by .2%.  The rental market data was…
  • Can a Pit Bull Be a Service Dog?

    Chanda Gunter
    5 Aug 2015 | 1:43 pm
    You make the call–Renters with service animals on a restrictive or “aggressive” breed list, is it allowed? Allowing pets in a rental property is often a debatable topic among rental property owners. Determining if you want to allow pets, what type of pets to allow, and what to charge for pet fees are just a few questions that may arise. But what happens when you choose not to allow pets and an applicant has a service animal? What if that service animal is considered an “aggressive breed” or on a restrictive breed list for your community? Do You Have to Rent to Someone…
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  • Is Investing In Property Pre-Launch A Good Idea?

    sev
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:46 am
    The purchase of a property during the pre-launch phase can seem risky, but most risks can be alleviated with proper due diligence and common sense. Home-buying is expensive, whenever you do it and wherever you buy. This is a universal truth. A successful mortgage application leads to an average of around 15 years’ worth of debt (depending on interest rates) and can eat up your monthly budget. Therefore, when this cost can be reduced there is, of course the temptation to pursue whatever avenue can make it possible. The purchase of a property pre-launch can save you up to 30% of the eventual…
  • 8 Stepping Stones to Good Property Investment

    sev
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:42 am
    1. The leap of faith The psychological barrier must be broken in that you must realise that ‘doing nothing’ is not an option. Superannuation is not an all-inclusive investment strategy and financial freedom comes only to those who diversify, with property the favoured pick. 2. Know your limitations A financial strategy must be fixed prior to purchasing property. It is essential to have pre-approval for loans and to ensure that their structure would not place you at risk should your financial situation, or interest rates change in the future. 3. Set conditions for optimum uplift It is…
  • Wood Wharf – Future Development

    sev
    9 Jul 2015 | 7:31 am
    Wood Wharf is a huge 4.9million sq ft, £200m regeneration project taking place in Canary Wharf. Enabling work on the 4.9million sq ft Wood Wharf scheme next to London’s Canary Wharf Estate will start in a matter of months thanks to a £200m government loan. Under the terms of the deal, the Canary Wharf Group will use the loan to fund infrastructure needed to unlock the new phase of Canary Wharf – formerly called Wood Wharf – to the east of the present estate. The development will deliver 3,500 homes, including 607 affordable homes, as well as 2.8million sq ft of offices, shops and…
  • Micro Flats for Micro Living – Getting Cosy in Cambridge

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

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

    Kat Bremhorst
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:21 am
    You’ve been selling houses at an average price point in your market, and now you’ve decided you want to try out your hand in the luxury market. So how can you get started selling at a new price point? -Study the pros. How do they run their business? What does their marketing look like? What…
  • Geo-tracking Your Business With Google Maps

    Kat Bremhorst
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:36 am
    Tracking your business in different ways is a key to success. By tracking your sales, you can identify where your “area of success” lies and where your business can go. In this video, learn how to use Google maps to track your sales and how that can help grow your business beyond your map. With…
  • Fed Hikes Might Not Equal Rising Mortgage Rates

    Partner Xchange
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:41 am
    National Association of REALTORS® Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun, recently contributed an article to Forbes wherein he offered his views of how Federal Reserve rate hikes affect U.S. mortgage rates.  Yun wrote that a potential Fed hike in September of this year might not impact the mortgage rates. Below is a chart that he included in his article.…
  • U.S. Mortgage Rates Maintain Since Fed Meeting

    Partner Xchange
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:11 am
    Though there was speculation regarding the upward movement of interest rates after the recent Fed comments last week, the U.S. mortgage rates continue to hover beneath the 4 percent threshold, according to Freddie Mac.  The average 30-year fixed mortgage averaged 3.93 percent for the week ending Aug. 20, a slight decrease from 3.94 percent the…
  • Getting the Appointment – Tips from Top Agents

    Kat Bremhorst
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:58 am
    You’ve gotten your face out to the public, you’re marketing can’t be beat, and you have branded swag floating around your city like currency…so are you ready for your phone to ring? “Every single lead that comes in is put into agent office. Depending on the strength of that lead, depending how motivated that lead…
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  • New York: It’s a Helluva Town

    Melissa Case
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:47 am
    ::strolls down sunlit street, sings:: “New York, New York, a helluva town. The Bronx is up, but the Battery’s down. The people ride in a hole in the groun’. New York, New York, it’s a helluva town!” Lemme ask you a question. When was the last time you stopped what you were doing and looked around this city? When was the last time you said, “Dude! This  is awesome! I love it here!” Because, you know what? New York City IS awesome and we all should stop and take notice every so often. Ferris Bueller once said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and…
  • The Upper East Side: Cool, Like Emma Watson

    Melissa Case
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:50 am
    It’s been said, since the dawn of time, that there’s a battle between the “haves” and the “have-nots.” Revaluate thinks there is a battle, but it’s probably not between these groups. It’s between the “cool” and the “those who think they’re cooler than cool.” Or something like that. Ice cold? What? Why are we suddenly humming “Hey Ya”? We digress. Nowhere is this battle evidenced more than in New York City, where there’s no end to the discussion of which neighborhood is the best, the most hip, or the coolest. If Hipster wisdom in all its cowl-necked, bearded,…
  • Revaluate in the News – “Big Deal” Edition

    Chris Drayer
    9 Mar 2015 | 6:09 pm
    More big time news outlets and reporters are asking Revaluate to dig deep in order to uncover the dirt and diamonds on New York Real Estate. Yesterday Revaluate was featured in the New York Post, in an article highlighting the crazy low taxes assessed on the super high end penthouses around Central Park.  The most expensive Penthouse ever sold went for 100M, and paid only 16k in Taxes!  The article is getting lots of publicity, and was the featured as an exclusive. Realtor.com is the official website of the National Association of Realtors – and is operated by Rupert…
  • New York’s Most Expensive Apartments – Past, Present, and Future

    Max
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:50 am
    At the end of last year, a penthouse in the new One57 tower sold for an astounding $100M, setting a new record for most expensive apartment ever sold in New York City, and topping a banner year for high-end real estate that included seven sales valued at over $50 million. Are these sales reflective of a luxury bubble that is about to pop? In 2000, when Blackstone president Steven Schwartzman bought a Park Avenue triplex penthouse for $37M, people could not imagine how prices could go any higher.  Sure enough, it took only one year for the sale to be topped, as Donald Trump sold his…
  • When is the Best Time to Rent an Apartment in NYC?

    Max
    21 Feb 2015 | 11:55 am
      When is the Best Time to Rent an Apartment in NYC? Had you lived during the three centuries stretching from New York’s colonial days to the time of World War II, you would only have one option. Until about 70 years ago, everyone in New York moved on the same day, May 1, known then as “Moving Day.” As the legend goes, Dutch settlers established this odd tradition in celebration of May 1st, 1626, the day they first set out to colonize Manhattan (later buying it from the Lenape on May 4th for a measly $23).  Each year thereafter, the settlers would…
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  • Alton Invitation for Preview

    27 Aug 2015 | 8:50 am
    If you've been looking forward to the new subdivision of Alton, now's your chance for a priority preview on Saturday, September 12 from 9 AM until 11 AM or 2 PM until 4 PM.  Alton is one of the newest home developments in Palm Beach Gardens and will start pre-selling homes this Fall. Prices are to start around $400,000 up to $1.5 million for larger homes and even up to $3 million for larger properties on bigger lots.  This priority preview by Kolter Homes offers a glimpse into the highly anticipated new community. This event is exclusively for priority information…
  • Wealth of Variety at Abacoa

    25 Aug 2015 | 8:14 am
    Abacoa is different than just about any other major community or neighborhood in Palm Beach county. The reason is our varied styles of homes. From condos and attached villas to properties that look like they would fit in 100 years ago. Modern and traditional, contemporary and familiar; that's Abacoa.  Abacoa is located in Jupiter Florida and is one of the biggest communities in the area. It has it's own Town Center with shops, restaurants and markets and features 16 sub-neighborhoods or divisions, each with it's own charm and style.  Homebuyers have the choice of…
  • Singer Island Condo for Sale

    18 Aug 2015 | 1:47 pm
     Located at 4000 North Ocean Dr. in Singer Island is a brand-new listing price is $729,000. This gorgeous new condominium features two bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms at 2011 ft.². Total floor plan is 2435 ft.². This beautiful two bedroom residence offers marble floors, updated kitchen, master suite and bathroom, gorgeous views of the intracoastal waterway, Ocean and city. Enjoy magnificent sunsets in this gorgeous condominium in the Martinique II resort style living with private restaurant, tennis courts, swimming pools and 24 hour concierge services. Homeowners of this complex also…
  • 5 Very Good Reasons Your House is Not Selling

    17 Aug 2015 | 2:49 pm
    There are a lot of reasons a particular house might not be selling. It may be external or internal but whatever the reason, it's really frustrating. No one wants to sit on the market any longer than they have to. An offer the first week is always welcome regardless of the price. But the longer that home sits there, the staler it becomes. Buyers start to wonder whats wrong with the property and eventually steer clear of even looking any closer. Before you get to that point ask yourself if you are dealing with any of these 5 reasons your house is not selling. #1. Location. Now, this is…
  • Top Mistakes Most Buyers Make on Home Inspections

    12 Aug 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Nobody wants to make a mistake so if you can prevent them before they occur then you can be ahead of the game and march confidently into homeownership. Having a home inspection is a huge part of the home buying process. Here are some top mistakes many buyers make on their home inspection. #1. Not inspecting new construction. Many home buyers feel that if it's new construction there can't be anything wrong with it. They'd rather save that few hundred dollars and not have the inspection. However, just because it's new construction doesn't mean it's perfect. Many homebuyers are notorious…
 
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  • How you can find free rent to own home listings in New York

    David Brown
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Looking for a house here in New York? Find resources on local rent to own homes in New York New York below!It’s not uncommon to see craigslist adverts that provide people with a chance to own a home with just a small payment upfront and then “earn your way” into a house over time. There are a few names for that… but “rent to own”, “lease to own”, and “lease purchase” are a few. If you’re looking for a quality rent to own house in New York… you may be wondering how you can find free rent to own home listings in New York to see…
  • Things To Look For When Renting To Own A Home In New York New York

    David Brown
    20 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Renting to own a home in New York, or any city for that matter, isn’t a new concept… but the whole process of “renting to own a house” is a process that most people have questions about. Well, you’re in the right place! This article will walk you through what to look for if you’re looking for New York rent to own houses. 1. Find The House You Want To Live In Long-Term… Not Just Rent A lot of people who are deciding whether they should just rent or “rent to own” look at the whole rent to own / lease option process in the wrong way.
  • New York New York Houses for Rent – Why rent when you can own?

    David Brown
    13 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    If you’re looking for New York houses for rent you may want to consider your other options as a potential home owner in the New York area. Most locals who are looking for homes to rent in New York are likely looking at renting as their only option because of things like… – Bad credit (and can’t get a traditional bank loan to purchase a home) – Not enough funds for a large downpayment on the New York home you want to live in – … or you’re just used to renting and didn’t know there were other options. How Many New York Area Renters Are Turning To…
  • Renting An Apartment vs. Renting A House in New York

    David Brown
    6 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    So, you’re looking for a place to rent in New York? As you’ve already seen… there are a lot of options in the New York area for housing. All the way from apartments in New York to rental houses in New York… condos… mobile homes, and more. But if you’re struggling to decide if you want to rent an apartment or a house… check out our tips below on the “pros and cons” of renting a local apartment vs. the pros and cons of renting a local house. (also, see our blog post on pros and cons of Rent to Own Programs for more detailed info >) Renting A New York…
  • Do I Earn Equity With A Rent To Own Agreement? – New York Rent To Own Program

    David Brown
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    This question comes up again and again… and honestly, the answer this question has changed in recent years based on new laws enacted that affect what a home owner can do when they’re selling their house under a rent to own agreement. One of the big benefits of owning a house is that you (hopefully) earn equity as you make payments and pay down the mortgage. One thing many home owners don’t take into account is that really during the first 5 years (or more) the majority of your mortgage payment to the bank is interest… and very little of your payments for the first 5 years…
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  • Our July 2015 Closings

    Amanda Shelley
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:43 pm
    In July 2015, City Consulting Group closed 6 real estate transactions. Oddly enough 2 of them closed on July 2nd and 3 on July 28th. We detail these successful sales and share our clients stories below. 1. 9218 Shirley Dr, La Mesa, CA 91941 We met Alice and Joseph at the Homeowners Preview Party we had for one of our downtown San Diego listings, […] The post Our July 2015 Closings appeared first on City Consulting Group - A San Diego Real Estate Agency.
  • The New BOSA High-Rise Has A Name… PACIFIC GATE!

    Jason Cassity
    20 Jul 2015 | 11:53 am
    Everybody in San Diego has their eye on the new BOSA high-rise going up on Pacific & Broadway in the Columbia Neighborhood. What has been being referred to as “Pacific & Broadway” or “Parcel 9” for the last year or two now has an official name… Pacific Gate! Pacific Gate was chosen through a naming campaign […] The post The New BOSA High-Rise Has A Name… PACIFIC GATE! appeared first on City Consulting Group - A San Diego Real Estate Agency.
  • Fluctuating Interest Rates Impacting Buyer Behavior

    Amanda Shelley
    15 Jul 2015 | 3:52 pm
    Without a doubt, the biggest impact on San Diego buyer behavior in the first half of 2015 has been interest rates. While rates are still at record lows, especially when compared to say 1988 (10.754%) or even 2000 (8.275%), recent fluctuations have reduced the purchasing power of many buyers. Interest Rates Then and Now You may remember […] The post Fluctuating Interest Rates Impacting Buyer Behavior appeared first on City Consulting Group - A San Diego Real Estate Agency.
  • Providing our Clients with 3D Home Tour Technology

    Amanda Shelley
    14 Jul 2015 | 10:57 am
    3D Home Tour technology has revolutionized the so-called “Virtual Tour.” Formerly a photo slideshow with a stylistic Ken Burns effects, this new take on the virtual tour allows buyers to essentially walk-through a home with extreme clarity from anywhere in the world. The 3D Home Tour Explained This fully immersive and interactive 3D technology allows buyers to view every […] The post Providing our Clients with 3D Home Tour Technology appeared first on City Consulting Group - A San Diego Real Estate Agency.
  • 2015 Mid-Year Sales Report

    Amanda Shelley
    13 Jul 2015 | 4:53 pm
    Our Year-to-Date Sales Report City Consulting Group has had a great first half of the year, and we’re proud to report that our biggest source of business, making up 46% of all closed sales, has come from our past clients and referrals! At the time of publishing this post, City Consulting Group had closed 24 […] The post 2015 Mid-Year Sales Report appeared first on City Consulting Group - A San Diego Real Estate Agency.
 
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  • San Diego Pacific Islander Community

    Johana Williams
    11 Aug 2015 | 6:36 pm
    San Diego has a very large Pacific Islander community. If you have never been to the Pacific Islands and experienced the amazing weather, the beautiful beaches, warm ocean water and most importantly the local cultures, you can count on the San Diego Pacific Islander community to try their best to bring the islands to you! Through a variety of events throughout the year, the Pacific Islander community, which includes Hawaii, Tahiti, Guam, Samoa, and Tonga (just to name a few), strives to share their culture. This past weekend, the Pacific Island community was at it again with the 2015 Heiva…
  • I Want to Ride My Bicycle

    Pete Evering
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:55 am
    One of the oldest means of transportation has become the modern and largest backed methods for getting around San Diego. Taken from the lyrics of England’s band Queen which is also immense on getting around on bikes and use for public transportation: Bicycle bicycle bicycle I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle I want to ride my bicycle I want to ride my bike I want to ride my bicycle I want to ride it where I like Within the past year, San Diego has introduced DecoBikes, a public bike sharing program for those local commuters and visitors demanding a cleaner and healthier way to enjoy…
  • Low Cost or No Cost things to do with the kids this summer

    Johana Williams
    16 Jun 2015 | 4:43 pm
    Summer is here and I’m sure the last thing any parent wants for their kids is 2 months of mindless video games and social networking.  As a working parent of four, the summer time is a busy and expensive time of year for me.  But keeping my kids active and engaged and off the couch is my number one priority.  So I thought that I’d compile a list of inexpensive and sometimes free activities for parents to enjoy with their children. Go to the Beach: we live in San Diego, folks!  Even in the gloomiest of June gloom, the weather is still beautiful.  My family and I love to frequent…
  • Don’t let stress beat you!!

    Tammy Scalise
    18 May 2015 | 8:54 am
    Is stress bringing you down? We all know what that’s like! From the deadlines at work, school projects, household chores, and relationship obligations; it’s a never ending cycle! The truth of the matter is that stress can cause feelings of anxiety, weight gain, depression and much more. So, it would behoove you to make some time, even if just a half hour a day, to take a break from your obligations and pamper your body and mind. Here are a few simple, yet effective tips on how to ease the effects of stress. Now, stop grumbling and making excuses about how you don’t have time. The key to…
  • Let’s go Wine Tasting in Temecula!

    Sara Miller
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:18 am
    Temecula, California, once recognized for its booming master planned communities and family-friendly neighborhoods and parks has become a major tourist destination for wine tasting. The Temecula Valley, especially Wine Country, has become known as the “jewel” of Riverside County. Within an hours drive from San Diego, Palm Springs or Orange County, wine tasting and winery touring is a popular and fun outing. With almost forty family-owned wineries to choose from, you will likely find any varietal of wine that your palate desires! Over 50 different varietals are produced in the Temecula…
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  • Before LaGuardia, There Was Glenn H. Curtiss Airport

    Dana Schulz
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:00 pm
    lenn H. Curtiss Airport c. 1930, courtesy of Richard Porcelli via Jim Freeman Last month, Governor Cuomo revealed his $4 billion plan to overhaul LaGuardia Airport, the third-worst airport in the country that Vice President Biden recently likened to a third-world country. While today it’s hard to imagine New York City without its sub-par airports (JFK is THE worst airport in the nation), they weren’t always a fixture in the city. In fact, LaGuardia was preceded by a much more modest facility with links to world aviation history — Glenn H. Curtiss Airport. It opened in 1929…
  • Duplex Loft in a Former Ping Pong Factory Asks $1.1 Million in Clinton Hill

    Emily Nonko
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:45 pm
    one moment please...110 Clifton Place, Brooklyn, NY, United States+ Expand- collapse110 Clifton Place, in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, is a prewar warehouse building that formerly housed a ping pong factory. Today, unsurprisingly, it’s home to luxury loft apartments. This one is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom duplex with a whole lotta space—1,200 square feet to be exact—that also comes with its own private roof deck. The listing calls it “quintessential loft living” and we’d have to agree, with the high ceilings, spiral staircase and big windows. Its asking price? $1.1…
  • Here Is New York City Transformed Into a Colorful (Scale) Landscape of LEGO Blocks

    Diane Pham
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Click here for a bigger version >> LEGO has for years been turning NYC landmarks into scale models that allow us to enjoy their architectural splendor at a more human scale. But here’s an artist that’s morphed the entire island of Manhattan, its surrounding boroughs, and all of its structures into a trippy visualization that lets us take in the city’s topography from another vantage. In 2012, 3D artist and motion graphic designer J.R. Schmidt generated the LEGOfied rendering on his computer based on various maps and satellite shots. He used the images to…
  • How to Deal with a Break-Up When You Share Real Estate; Penthouse Sale in Williamsburg Sets a Record

    Diane Pham
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Things that you shouldn’t waste your money on. [BI] Dealing with a break-up in NYC when you share a home with your partner. [BU] The city will spend $100M to stormproof lower Manhattan. [NYDN] A $6.5M penthouse sale at the Oosten has set a record for Williamsburg. [Curbed] Bill Ackman—a.k.a. the owner of NYC’s second most expensive condo—has just hit a major financial bump. [BI] Images: The Oosten in Williamsburg (L); Fighting couple (R)
  • SUNplace: A Solar-Powered Mobile BBQ Concept for Cooking Al Fresco

    Ana Lisa Alperovich
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Want to throw a Labor Day barbecue, but don’t have any outdoor space? This mobile grill can be transported to the beach or park for the perfect al-fresco dinner party. SUNplace is a contemporary BBQ powered by the most basic, clean, and accessible source of free energy we have — the sun. Conceptualized by the creative duo Francesca Lanzavecchia and Hunn Waithe, together making up the design firm Lanzavecchia-Wai, the table highlights both technical cooking and the social aspect that comes with it. SUNplace consist of a table with matching stools, both made from an aluminum…
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  • How To Stand Out In The Rental Application Process

    Alexa Collins
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:44 am
    If you want the Barbie Dream House of rentals, you don’t have to go as far as Ross Geller did on Friends to score the perfect pad. Zumper can help you find your new apartment with its easy one-click common application and secure link to run your credit score with Experian. We know what you’re thinking, though. How do I put myself ahead of the pack? It’s like a job interview Remember all the work you put into your resume before you found the perfect job? The dozens of outfits you mulled over to look your best for your first interview? The research you did and intelligent questions…
  • How to Rent Pet Friendly Apartments

    Lucie Fleming
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:04 pm
    One of the most important things to consider when renting an apartment is how to accommodate your four legged best friend. There’s a lot to keep in mind when sharing your new pad with your pet, so we’ve put together a list of online resources with information about pet resumes, traveling with pets, pet-friendly accommodations, pet shipping, housetraining, and pet-friendly apartments to help you out. Pet Resumes Resumes for your pet are important not only to show that your animal is well-behaved and healthy, but also that you’re a responsible owner. These resources provide a wealth of…
  • Do I Have To Pay A Broker Fee For Apartments In NYC?

    Anthemos Georgiades
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:02 pm
    As you begin your search for NYC apartments, there’s an important distinction you need to be aware of between no-fee apartments and fee-based apartments. Although this is most relevant to finding apartment rentals in Manhattan, understanding the difference is also still important if you’re looking for a new apartment in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx or Staten Island. No Fee Apartments in NYC Search all no fee apartments in NYC on Zumper. No-fee apartments are usually listed on rental search sites like Zumper (as well as Craigslist, Zillow & Trulia etc.) directly by landlords and…
  • California Renters Rights: So Your Apartment Needs Repairs?

    Ina Herlihy
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Under the California Supreme Court case Green v. Superior Court, all rental leases and agreements contain an “implied warranty of habitability.” The landlord is legally responsible for repairs that fail to meet state and local health and building codes, as long as the damage was not caused by the tenant, tenant’s relatives, guests, or pets. Apartments can be deemed uninhabitable if they lack: 1. Adequate waterproofing 2. Plumbing for hot water, cold water, and sewage 3. Working gas facilities 4. Working heating system 5. Working electric system including lights and wires 6. Sanitary…
  • Apartment Moving Checklist: Want to Move Out of Your Apartment?

    Ina Herlihy
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:46 pm
    1. Give your landlord written notice about your desire to move out, within the time frame between rent payments. 2. If you have a month to month lease, notify your landlord 30 days before you plan to vacate. If you rent weekly, notify the landlord seven days before you plan to move. Check your rental agreement because it may specify another timeframe. 3. Items your move out notice should include: – The current date – The date you intend to move – A copy for you to keep 4. Delivering the notice to vacate: The best option is to personally deliver the notice to your landlord.
 
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  • Amenities Every Luxury Home Needs

    Anita Clark Realtor
    23 Aug 2015 | 11:20 am
    6 Amenities Every Luxury Home Needs The term “luxury home” is thrown about somewhat loosely these days. Many houses in the U.S. are gorgeous both inside and out, on big lots and have some cool features. So what makes a house a luxury home? There are many different aspects that play into this and all of […] The post Amenities Every Luxury Home Needs appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • Things to Leave Behind When Moving

    Anita Clark Realtor
    19 Jul 2015 | 2:08 pm
    What to Leave Behind When Moving Moving to a new home in a new city can be overwhelming and bittersweet. You are leaving behind potentially years of memories, friends and family, and your favorite hangout spots. To top it off, you have to go through the arduous process of actually moving, which is the last […] The post Things to Leave Behind When Moving appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • What are Warner Robins GA Homes Worth in June 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    18 Jul 2015 | 9:49 am
    What are Warner Robins GA Homes Worth in June 2015? For both buyers and sellers in middle Georgia who have been asking “What are Warner Robins GA homes worth in June 2015?”, your wait for the information is over! That question and several others about this market will be answered so stay tuned as we dive in check […] The post What are Warner Robins GA Homes Worth in June 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • What are Perry GA Homes Worth in June 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    18 Jul 2015 | 8:31 am
    What are Perry GA Homes Worth in June 2015? Consumers who have been asking about the local real estate market and Perry GA specifically, have come to the right spot to find out “What are Perry GA homes worth in June 2015?“! You will find that answer and many others as you peruse this review of […] The post What are Perry GA Homes Worth in June 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • What are Kathleen GA Homes Worth in June 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    12 Jul 2015 | 12:11 pm
    What are Kathleen GA Homes Worth in June 2015 Consumers in middle Georgia want to know “What are Kathleen GA Homes Worth in June 2015“. That is understandable, especially if you are looking to purchase or sell a property in this community. With only 5 months worth of inventory in this sellers market, more inventory […] The post What are Kathleen GA Homes Worth in June 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
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  • Need To Find Leads in Real Estate? How One Agent In Raleigh Used Real Estate Mentors To Build A Booming Business

    Tyler Zey
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:00 pm
    This is a guest post by Ryan Fitzgerald over at Raleigh Realty on real estate mentors.     Watch the interview here:   So you want to be a Real Estate Agent? It’s typical for people to assume that once they have their Real Estate License they will automatically be making boat loads of cash, driving fancy cars, and living in a mansion. The reality is MOST Realtors fail to make it more than 5 years in the industry. If you’re a new Real Estate Agent, just starting out can be extremely difficult. You’re probably a bit overwhelmed with all of the lead generation strategies…
  • 365 Real Estate Marketing Ideas For Daily Growth – Quick Tips For Agents Looking To Separate Themselves From The Competition

    Tyler Zey
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:41 pm
    Quick question: How many leads do you want to get per month 1 year from now? I bet that number is higher than your current lead count. Yet, we often times struggle to make time for the marketing activities that will help us hit those goals. One of the things I constantly hear from agents no matter the real estate marketing idea is “I don’t have time for that”. And I get it. But what if there were ways to invest a very small amount of time today into an activity that would boost business in the future? …would you do it? I think most of you would. So, today, I’m…
  • Does Facebooking Ruin Your Lead Gen Time? Here’s a list of typical time management faux pas that you might be making:

    Tyler Zey
    19 Aug 2015 | 4:04 pm
    Did you block out 3 hours this morning for your cold prospecting? I bet you’ve had one of those days where you get a text message here. And then a couple emails there. And then you end up on Facebook for a couple minutes…or an hour. And the next thing you know, it’s already time for lunch! Real estate is full of distractions that can lead you to manage your time ineffectively.  And when you add up all these little distractions it’s remarkable how much time and leads we’re simply losing. There are several ways to cope with all this mayhem. I’ll outline them…
  • Want To Double Your Real Estate Salary? Push One Of These 4 Buttons

    Tyler Zey
    18 Aug 2015 | 11:52 am
    Want to know the secret for doubling your real estate agent salary? Here it is: L x C x P x f = Sales Let’s define that: L = Leads C = Conversion Rate P = Percentage Of Commission f = frequency of sale     At it’s core, this is your business… Leads X Conversion To Client X Percentage Of Commission X Frequency Of Sale = Your Business Want to double your real estate salary? All you have to do is to double one of those numbers. And you aren’t limited to working on just one of those numbers! You can improve the number of leads you get, the percentage of leads…
  • How To Setup Your LinkedIn Profile Like A Pro [SlideShare]

    Tyler Zey
    17 Aug 2015 | 5:21 pm
    What’s one of the top websites that comes up when somebody searches your name? One of the websites should be your LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn is the best social network for professionals out there. Not only can you network with clients and find new prospects, but people will stumble upon your LinkedIn profile before you showup for a listing presentation. It’s very important to put your best foot forward on the web when it comes to LinkedIn. And doing so can also reward you with …for those of you looking for another action packed post. It’s coming! Tomorrow, I’m…
 
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  • How to Avoid Common Commercial Real Estate Leasing Mistakes

    Nathan Smith
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:26 am
    The following post is copyrighted by Austin Tenant Advisors - . Many business owners have discovered, albeit too late, that a commercial real estate lease is a binding document, regardless of what is discovered at a later date. The best thing that any business owner can do, to protect themselves and their businesses, is to learn from the mistakes of others of what to do and what not to do when it comes to a commercial lease.  Whether you are leasing retail, warehouse, or office space the following tips can help you save time and money! Do Not Procrastinate! When you were a child, your mother…
  • Types of Commercial Real Estate Leases for Office, Retail, & Warehouse Space

    Nathan Smith
    3 Aug 2015 | 8:43 am
    The following post is copyrighted by Austin Tenant Advisors - . When renting office, retail or warehouse space there are basically three essential kinds of commercial real estate leases that revolve around two different approaches to calculating the rent: ‘gross’ and ‘net’. The net type of lease involves a smaller base rent, with the tenant also paying other expenses. On the other hand, a gross lease generally indicates that a tenant pays rent in one lump sum, whereby the landlord then pays their expenses. A modified gross lease is a plausible combination of the two. Although the…
  • Tenant Improvement Allowance -Negotiating the Best Deal

    Nathan Smith
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:40 am
    The following post is copyrighted by Austin Tenant Advisors - . Although it is common practice for companies to allow room for negotiation in order to help land new customers in just about any industry, people tend to think it does not apply to renting warehouse, retail or office spaces. There are many examples of this. Cell phone companies are known to offer to pay cancelations fees that a new customer would have to pay to get them to switch their service provider. Department stores will have sales and discounts in order to entice customers to shop there. Car dealerships are extremely…
  • How to Find Short Term Flexible Commercial Leases?

    Nathan Smith
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:59 pm
    The following post is copyrighted by Austin Tenant Advisors - . Are you wondering if you’ll be able to find a short-term commercial lease? The answer depends on what you consider “short-term.” Usually, three years is the minimum lease term for a standard commercial leases. For some businesses, this may be way too long a duration. Startups and small businesses usually need to be flexible when it comes to lease terms so that they can establish themselves without risking too much. Plus, since many startups and small businesses only need minor space to function, they tend to look for small…
  • How Much Office Space Do I Need Per Person?

    Nathan Smith
    21 Jul 2015 | 1:32 pm
    The following post is copyrighted by Austin Tenant Advisors - . Trying to figure out how much office space you need per person is not an exact science.  There is a lot of inaccurate info out there so we have created a number of posts on office space needs educate everyone.  There are a number of factors that come into play such as your parking needs, office layout (open space vs hardwall offices), etc.  Landlords typically limit the number of parking spaces to 3 to 4 per 1000 sf, which means you would have to lease 250 to 333 sf per person………. which is overkill for…
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  • New passive income opportunity launched in the UK’s no. 1 location for buy-to-let investment

    Gemma Stephenson
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:58 am
    In the past investors flocked to the capital to secure a passive income from buy-to-let investments however, investors could benefit from higher returns by venturing outside of London. In fact, a recent HSBC report has shown that 3 of the UK’s top buy-to-let locations are located in the north of England. The report has named Manchester as the UK’s number one location for buy-to-let returns followed by Kingston upon Hull and Blackpool. When compared to London the returns speak for themselves. Annual rents in Manchester have risen by 4% over the last year however, when compared to Newham,…
  • Infographic: Discover the UK’s no.1 buy-to-let hotspot

    Gemma Stephenson
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:25 am
    Over the last 18 years, buy-to-let properties generated higher than average returns than all other asset classes. For those looking to invest in a property, Experience Invest has compiled a new infographic which highlights why Manchester is a top choice for buy-to-let returns. No.1 for buy-to-let rental returns HSBC has named Manchester as the UK’s number one location for buy-to-let property returns. Outranking London and other major towns and cities, annual rents increased by 4% between 2014 and 2015. Almost 30% of households in the city are in the private rental sector and, with occupancy…
  • The importance of using a hyperlocal estate agent

    Luke Fitzsimmons
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:53 am
    What is the first thing you look for in an estate agent? Whether you are looking to buy, sell, let or rent residential or commercial property, it should be a knowledge of the property market and the accurate valuation of the kind of premises you are interested in. But an in-depth knowledge and familiarity of the local area is also likely to come near the top of your wanted list. After all, in the absence of anyone else to give you an objective and impartial overview of the locations in which you are looking to buy or rent, the hyperlocal estate agent may come into his own. Laurence Glynne…
  • Retirement communities could change the face of UK care homes

    Scott Hood
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    When we think of care homes, the majority of us probably imagine the sort of dingy place that has often been portrayed in the media over the years, where old people sit in quiet rooms doing very little and seeing even less. However, according to one report from a think tank, this could all change, as the UK looks to adopt a more American style in its care sector. In the last couple of years, care home investment has become a more popular strategy, as people see the demand for a better quality of care for old people as a chance to get in early doors and make a strong return. People now want…
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  • Best way to pack books when moving

    Abhishek
    3 Aug 2015 | 8:56 am
    Changing residence from one place to another is one of the most daunting job. No matter how many days it takes whether one or two or the entire week, but it feels so tiresome and hectic. When it comes to moving from one place to another, it feels good that you will get to visit some new place and experience that, but when it comes to packing for the same purpose, the curvature of the face changes. Between packing you have to pack a lot of household goods, and they can be big or small. You cannot skip anything as it has some worth and some memories also. The main things involve in packing are…
  • (DIY) Do It Yourself House Moving Checklist

    Abhishek
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:22 am
    We cannot deny the fact that, changing the location from one place to another is a complicated task. Whether it is home location or the office location, you will find so many issues regarding this. Are you thinking to relocate your house? Well, you must ensure that it will be stress for you and your family. It can be done very easily when you make a checklist and plan so that you can work accordingly. Generally, you have ample amount of time for moving which is enough for doing preparations. Many people take help of professional services for relocation that is quite expensive. You may be…
  • Useful Tricks of Packing for Moving to a New Home

    Abhishek
    14 Jun 2015 | 12:02 am
    Packing during a move is the most critical component of a move. Here are some tips to pack effectively for a move: 1.Pack according to need: A prerequisite to effective and efficient packing is peaking after sorting belongings according to requirement. You need to sort your belongings in the order of priority. This has two purposes, one you relocate only with the things you need and second you pack in the order of reverse priority. That is the things that you use everyday like your stove and the microwave is packed last. It makes the process easy. 2.Choose a professional: Getting professional…
  • Packing materials for moving house

    Abhishek
    31 May 2015 | 1:53 am
    Moving is an exciting but expensive and stressful execution. While your company may pay the bills for the shifting process, there will always be certain additional costs whose brunt you will have to bear, whether you do the shift by yourself or hire a professional company to execute it. However, there are certain tips regarding packing supplies which will aid in keeping your costs within limit. Packages While boxes are a must for your shifting process, it is not mandatory that you will have to pick them up from a professional company. You may take them from certain other sources as well,…
  • Tips to move wardrobe and heavy bookshelves safely

    Abhishek
    16 May 2015 | 10:47 pm
    Wardrobes are generally costly; they are a combination of bulk as well as beauty. A scratched or broken wardrobe spoils the look of your bedroom; so, transporting the wardrobe safely should be paid enough attention. Similar is the story of bookshelves. Your small personal library makes the house look many times beautiful. Damaging a small part of bookshelf during transportation sometimes make the whole structure unstable and ill looking. In the whole room, wardrobe and bookshelf are the bulkiest furniture and generally most difficult to deal with. But actually, nothing is difficult. All you…
 
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    Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors

  • What To Do When Your Tenants Stop Paying?

    John Fedro
    12 Aug 2015 | 11:05 pm
    As an active real estate investor there is very little chance that every renter or buyer you work in the future with will be 100% headache free. Prudent real estate investors perform multiple checks on anyone and everyone over 18 years old looking to move forward in their vacant investment property for rent or for sale. Below are 5 Actions to consider when a tenant or tenant-buyer defaults.What To Do When Your Tenants Stop Paying? is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • What Is An Absentee Owner?

    Frank Chen
    6 Aug 2015 | 10:52 am
    How Do People Become Absentee Owners? Here’s a Quick Video Explaining What Makes an Absentee Owner… What Is An Absentee Owner? is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate InvestorsWhat Is An Absentee Owner? is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • 5 Free Amazon Real Estate Investing Downloads

    Camille Baptiste
    25 Jul 2015 | 1:44 am
    Real Estate training books do not have to be expensive; in fact all of REIClub’s Real Estate Investing Books are located on Amazon and are FREE.  Have you asked yourself any of these questions recently: “How Do I Find Money to Get Started in Real Estate Investing?”, “How Do I Become a Real Estate Wholesaler”? [...]5 Free Amazon Real Estate Investing Downloads is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • The Number One Benefit of Fix and Flip Financing

    Ken Meyer
    13 Jul 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Fix and flip financing, also called hard money loans, sometimes conjures up images of boogeymen in pin-striped suits making obscure threats about what will happen if they don’t get their money back on time. Real hard money loans, though, are simply investments given to a real estate buyer by a business person who expects to [...]The Number One Benefit of Fix and Flip Financing is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • Turnkey Properties – What Real Estate Investors Need to Know

    Frank Chen
    10 Jul 2015 | 11:55 am
    Turnkey Properties Can Be A Good Investment Opportunity. Here’s What You Need To Know About Turnkey Property… Turnkey Properties – What Real Estate Investors Need to Know is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate InvestorsTurnkey Properties – What Real Estate Investors Need to Know is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
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  • UPDATE: Rising Chinese travel trends 2015

    18 Aug 2015 | 1:14 am
    Chinese tourists are trailblazing their way out of China, marking their presence known – all the way to the ends of the earth. Recent data shows that the popularity of polar exploration is surging amongst China’s rich and wealthy, with more Chinese jetsetters now willing to splurge on travel to the North or South Pole.... The post UPDATE: Rising Chinese travel trends 2015 appeared first on List Juwai.
  • 6 reasons why Golden Week will be bigger this year

    10 Aug 2015 | 1:55 am
    The second Golden Week of the year – China’s peak season and gold rush for travel and real estate sales – is fast approaching, and this year’s week-long National Day holiday will be bigger than ever. For the uninitiated, Golden Week is where approximately 760 million Chinese1 get an entire week’s worth of public holiday... The post 6 reasons why Golden Week will be bigger this year appeared first on List Juwai.
  • Chinese splurged $28.6 billion on US real estate

    3 Aug 2015 | 6:05 am
    Juwai Co-CEO Simon Henry to share insights on Chinese consumer purchasing at Inman Connect SF, 7 August @ 10:20am. Chinese have surpassed Canadians to be the biggest group of international investors in the US – splurging US$28.6 billion on American property in 2014 alone.1 Charting a 9% increase from the year before to overtake second-placed... The post Chinese splurged $28.6 billion on US real estate appeared first on List Juwai.
  • China’s RMB and its rising dominance

    29 Jul 2015 | 11:57 pm
    As China’s RMB grows from strength to strength, Chinese are increasingly eyeing the world and opportunities overseas – something for real estate agents to salivate over. So, how strong is the RMB of today? Between July 2014 – July 2015, the RMB strengthened by more than 15% against major currencies during the past year. China's... The post China’s RMB and its rising dominance appeared first on List Juwai.
  • Rich Chinese: Much ado about Europe

    23 Jul 2015 | 11:51 pm
    If there’s one thing that’s clear, it’s that Chinese investors are becoming increasingly enticed by the world-beating price growth potential in European markets. Despite short-term economic concerns, China’s growing market of globally-savvy property investors are also focusing on long-term investment opportunities afforded by Europe’s lifestyle standards, investor visa schemes, business potential, cultural richness and locational... The post Rich Chinese: Much ado about Europe appeared first on List Juwai.
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    Unique Living Property Blog

  • Best Ways to Spend Your Days in Mallorca [Infographic]

    Unique Living
    17 Aug 2015 | 3:49 am
    Knowing how you will spend your time when you buy a property abroad is an important part of the decision-making process. If you are looking for a property for sale in Mallorca, you will need to know that you can happily fill your time during the days so as to avoid boredom. Regardless of where you look for properties for sale in Mallorca, you will always find something to keep you entertained during the day. The post Best Ways to Spend Your Days in Mallorca [Infographic] appeared first on Unique Living Property Blog.
  • 5 Reasons to Buy A Property for Sale in Marbella

    Unique Living
    10 Aug 2015 | 2:28 am
    If you are considering buying a second property abroad or are even contemplating making a permanent move away from Britain, then what different locations have to offer is an important part of the decision. If a property for sale in Marbella is one of the options you are mulling over, you will be pleased to hear that this destination has a lot to offer. 1. Fantastic climate One of the first things that attract people to search for property for sale in Marbella is the wonderful climate to be found here. If you are fed up with rainy days and unpredictable weather in the UK, then the…
  • Enjoying the Outdoors in Mougins When You Buy a Luxury Villa

    Unique Living
    3 Aug 2015 | 9:23 am
    Buying a property abroad may sound like a dream, but it is one that can be turned into a reality. If you are considering buying a second home or even making a permanent transition to enjoy a sunnier climate, then Mougins is a location that is definitely worth considering. There are many styles of luxury villas for sale in Mougins, making it a region that truly has something for everyone. Although there will be plenty of things that you can do inside your luxury villa to keep you entertained, the outdoors offers you a whole new set of options. Golf If a round of golf is your idea of a day well…
  • Enjoying Cultural Experiences When Staying in Your Luxury Villa in Cannes

    Unique Living
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:39 am
    When you think of glamorous and luxurious locations, Cannes is likely to be one of the first places that will spring to mind. It is for this reason that Cannes is such a popular location for people who are considering buying property abroad. However, if you are thinking of looking for a property for sale in Cannes, there is so much more than the glamour and luxury that you can expect from this fantastic location. It is also a great place for cultural experiences too, giving the region depth and intrigue. Here are just some of the things you can do and see when you have a luxury villa in…
  • Enjoying the Outdoors in Mougins When You Buy a Luxury Villa

    Unique Living
    13 Jul 2015 | 2:43 am
    Buying a property abroad may sound like a dream, but it is one that can be turned into a reality. If you are considering buying a second home or even making a permanent transition to enjoy a sunnier climate, then Mougins is a location that is definitely worth considering. There are many styles of luxury villas for sale in Mougins, making it a region that truly has something for everyone. Although there will be plenty of things that you can do inside your luxury villa to keep you entertained, the outdoors offers you a whole new set of options.  Golf If a round of golf is your idea of a day…
 
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    Packing and Moving Ideas and Checklist » Packing and Moving Ideas and Checklist

  • A quick guide to refer to as you move into a new house

    Abhi
    23 Aug 2015 | 9:44 am
    Moving into a new house not only causes stress but also requires lots of attention so that the entire process is smooth and you do not miss on anything important and regret later. Also, there are many trivial things to be taken care of and if they are missed, there will be no going back and you have to suffer the losses. Here we provide with you with the checklist for moving into a new house without stressfully. 1. One month out This guide for moving into a new house wants you to prepare from one month in advance. You should ideally begin with the entire process at least a month before. This…
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    Lighter Side of Real Estate

  • 6 Lessons In Real Estate That Everyone Should Know

    Lighter Side Staff
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Lesson #1 A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower, when the doorbell rings. The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs. When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next-door neighbor. Before she says a word, Bob says, “I’ll give you $800 to drop that towel.” After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob, and after a few seconds Bob hands her $800 and leaves. The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs. When she gets to the bathroom, her husband asks, “Who was that?”…
  • 33 Ways Spray Paint Can Make Your Home And Furnishings Look More Expensive

    Lighter Side Staff
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Spray paint is such a versatile way to visually upgrade pretty much everything in sight. Here are some really great examples and DIYs on taking your home to a whole new aesthetic level with an appropriately applied spray painting frenzy. Just be sure to do this in an open aired environment. 1. It’s amazing how beautiful simple branches can be with a little silver or gold spray paint. Get Christmas decor kicked off right! Via Weddingomania 2. Tired of seeing all of the smudge marks on your faucet? Problem solved. Via Bonfires and Wine 3. Give your doorknobs new life with new color. Via…
  • 14 Cool Shower Designs For Your Dream Home

    Lighter Side Staff
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:10 pm
    Just when you thought you’ve seen every possible way a human can clean themselves, we discover something new. From shower heads that can be arranged to hit you from all angles at once to machines that automatically lotion you up after bathing, there’s something here for nearly anyone’s imagination and/or wallet size. Of course there are also a few of these that are just for scratching your head and asking, “Why?” 1. Set your inner mermaid free with an aquarium shower, the Plano Acquario by Cesena. If you aren’t feeling fishy, you can put a bookshelf or TV in the aquarium slot…
  • Your Mattress Is MUCH Filthier Than You Realize. Here’s How To Deep Clean It

    Lighter Side Staff
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:10 am
    Mattresses themselves are often overlooked when it comes time to clean a bedroom. But to do so is to overlook all the things that get them dirty. Sweat, dandruff, skin shedding, spills, stains, not to mention dust and dust mites. It’s pretty obvious having a clean mattress is important for health and probably peace of mind too. That’s why this video is super valuable. This cleaning expert will help you understand what you are dealing with, and how to get your mattress biohazard free before the dust mite colonies carry you off into the night. You’ll have to set aside some time to do the…
  • 27 Ingenious Tips For Deep Cleaning Your Home In A Jiffy

    Lighter Side Staff
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:10 pm
    It’s finally time. Your home needs to be cleaned. Like, badly. Why? You either have important company coming over or…. various parts of your house are growing things that are starting to wink at you. Whatever the case may be, cleaning just became your highest priority and if you’re feeling overwhelmed, not to worry, we have your back! Here are some great tips for making deep cleaning as quick and easy as possible. The best part? Most of these DIYs use some pretty common household items that you probably already have. 1. Microfiber couches are easy to clean with rubbing alcohol and a…
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    Todd Waller

  • The weekend is coming. Check out these #AnnArbor o…

    Todd Waller
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:31 pm
    The weekend is coming. Check out these #AnnArbor open houses: bit.ly/AnnArborOpens The post The weekend is coming. Check out these #AnnArbor o… appeared first on Todd Waller. Related posts: The weekend is coming. Check out these #AnnArbor o… The weekend is coming. Check out these #AnnArbor o… The weekend is coming. Check out these #AnnArbor o…
  • 5478 Sandlewood Waterford MI | The Hills of Waterford Home for Sale

    Todd Waller
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:02 am
    5478 Sandlewood Waterford MI | The Hills of Waterford Home for Sale Open House: Sunday, August 30th, 1 – 3 pm MLS: 3234391 Price: $165,000 Bedrooms: 3 Total Square Feet: 1,631 sq. ft. Garage: Two Car, Attached Baths: 2.1 Year Built: 1998 Flooring: Laminate, Carpet, Tile The Home Located North off Hatchery, The Hills of Waterford is the neighborhood that 5478 Sandlewood Ct is situated within. A generous corner lot greets you as you approach this updated and upgraded home. A new (’15) furnace, redone kitchen and floors (’12) make this home shine. The kitchen has granite…
  • Partly Cloudy http://t.co/gHruZ8LMX7 http://t.co/F…

    Todd Waller
    22 Aug 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Partly Cloudy ift.tt/1JsH6te http://t.co/FqOwzMXEff The post Partly Cloudy http://t.co/gHruZ8LMX7 http://t.co/F… appeared first on Todd Waller. Related posts: Cloudy Reflection Ridge Road http://t.co/sEevgmwxwr http://t.co/ELKR… Water Planet Sunset http://t.co/i3UgT4EqMV http://…
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    Todd Waller
    22 Aug 2015 | 5:34 pm
    LIVE on #Periscope: @chrisdupont at the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival periscope.tv/w/aKkMsjMzMTU5… The post LIVE on #Periscope: 🎶🎤 @chrisdupont at the Ypsilan… appeared first on Todd Waller. Related posts: LIVE on #Periscope: ☔️⚡️SE Michigan Thunderstorm h… LIVE on #Periscope: 🍺 Doubt on Tap | What Are the… LIVE on #Periscope: Dive In Go Swimming, Moxie Str…
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    Todd Waller
    22 Aug 2015 | 4:26 pm
    Festival Food ift.tt/1EceiVP http://t.co/L7fJyP0PbD The post Festival Food http://t.co/CrBnI5AogY http://t.co/L… appeared first on Todd Waller. Related posts: To See and To Do: Ann Arbor Film Festival: March 25th -30th Ypsilanti Heritage Festival. (@ Riverside Park in… Plymouth Ice Festival 2010
 
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  • Your North Jersey Rental Investment Needn’t be a Time Drain

    menardgroup
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:31 pm
    When you buy a property as a Morris County rental investment, you join the world of investors who recognize the value of an investment that’s as solid as the ground we walk on—one with the additional advantage of providing a steady cash dividend. With those dual advantages, you’d wonder how other investments can offer much competition, were it not for one major consideration: your time. That’s the part that not everyone fancies. A Morris County rental investment is one that simply requires more active management attention than many others. You don’t have to check on your bond…
  • A Morris County Real Estate Agent Can Benefit from Opposing Traits

    menardgroup
    17 Aug 2015 | 6:17 pm
    There is an interesting theory about why some Morris County real estate agents complete so many more home purchases than do others. It isn’t that ‘success breeds success’ (although the thing we call “momentum” is certainly real enough). It has to do with being able to harness two somewhat opposing character traits. In any business, there seldom seem to be any irrefutable rules that guarantee prosperity…or if they do crop up from time to time, they don’t work for long. Since that’s the case, it’s odd that there are so many best-sellers proclaiming roadmaps to success. If all…
  • Morris County Readers find Sweet Real Estate Reports

    menardgroup
    10 Aug 2015 | 10:38 am
    Our North Jersey’s real estate picture usually differs little from that of the nation as a whole. The latest rumblings from the mass media and web continue to bolster the picture of rising values and quickening activity—a sweet story with nary a sour note. In fact the unanimity of voices from almost every corner of the country is a story in itself. There was just one exception. Some samplings Morris County readers would have found in the past week’s real estate news and opinion— From the Associated Press, we learned that “prices are soaring” in some cities, and that they rose in…
  • You, Too, Can be a Morris County Home Buying Genius!

    menardgroup
    4 Aug 2015 | 9:32 am
    One of CNN’s most popular sites is called CNNMoney. Dollars and cents are its singular focus—no film reviews, fashion statements, or political insights. For Morris County readers minding their bank accounts, it makes consistently interesting reading. The other day, an eye-catching ad for CNNMoney appeared on the screens of real estate sites. If you’d been browsing the North Jersey listings, there it was, with this challenge: “Are you a home buying genius?” For anyone who couldn’t be absolutely sure of the answer, the ad led to an online quiz. A simple mouse click brought up the…
  • North Jersey Spec Home Builders Needn’t Compete with L.A.’s Newest

    menardgroup
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:18 am
    A Morris County “spec” home is a residence that has been designed and built by a North Jersey entrepreneur who has no pre-existing sales order. Morris County spec homes are bold ventures: they have to be built with confidence that the design and execution will be attractive enough to generate a sale. To return a profit that’s worth the risk, the sale has to be realized quickly enough to offset the considerable costs advanced. Dictionaries can be a little confusing about what “spec” is shortened from. Most ascribe it to “speculative,” but some (like Wiktionary) think it has to do…
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    Motivated Seller Site

  • Buy my Columbia SC house for cash – 2 Questions To Ask

    mason
    1 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Looking for a cash buyer for your Columbia SC house? Ask yourself these 2 questions first…If your Columbia, SC house is facing a foreclosure, and you wish to avoid it… or if you just need to sell your Columbia house fast for another reason (you inherited a house, relocating and need to sell, lost your job, agent can’t sell your house, etc.)… then one of the best options that you can consider is thinking about finding someone to buy your Columbia SC house for cash. By doing this, you will not only profit by improving your credit rating but also get extra money into…
  • Cash for Homes in Columbia Buyers – Will I Get A Fair Price?

    mason
    25 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Time and money are crucial factors when you are selling your home. If you need to sell your Columbia house fast… there are local professional home buying companies who pay cash for homes in Columbia SC. Let’s dive into how you can sell your local Columbia house fast and get cash for your house in the process without having to list your house with a real estate agent, or wait months for it to sell. How Do Cash For Homes in Columbia Buyers Work? Finding reputable local Columbia house buyers who pay cash for homes in Columbia can be a daunting task. However, with a little research,…
  • Who can buy my home with cash in Columbia SC?

    mason
    18 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Need to sell your Columbia house? Here are 3 options for you depending on your goals.Selling a home in this tough economy is no walk in the park. If you are facing a foreclosure, then chances are you are grappling with the question, “who can buy my home with cash in Columbia?” Well, fret not! There are several options that you can explore when putting your home up for fast sale. Here are three most common options worth considering; however, if you need to sell your home fast for quick cash, then be sure to call Mason Buys Houses first at 803-602-4445. We have cash in the bank, and are…
  • Cash for houses in Columbia – how to sell your SC house for fast cash

    mason
    11 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Need to sell your local Columbia house fast for cash? Explore your options below…Yes, Local house sellers are still getting cash for houses in Columbia SC even in this real estate market.  Years back, selling a Columbia house for cash was quite easy and fun. All you had to do was hang a “For Sale” tag on your front yard and wait for potential buyers to call you… and sometimes you’d get 5 above asking price offers before dinner time. However, in today’s tough economy, coupled with an unstable (but stabilizing) housing market, just about everyone from homeowners to real…
  • Who are the cash house buyers in Columbia SC?

    mason
    4 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Who are those “cash for houses in Columbia” guys anyway? This article walks you through finding cash buyers here locally…You’ve seen the “we buy houses in Columbia” and “cash for houses” signs all around town when you’re driving around… even in other cities across SC… so who are these cash house buyers in Columbia SC?  Are they legit? How does it work?  Who should I trust? We’ll dive into these questions here in this article… and don’t be afraid if you have other questions to hit us up on our Contact page or…
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    3 Things to Consider While Buying Retail Space - theBrokerList Blog
    17 Aug 2015 | 4:02 am
    […] Don’t forget to get the entire property inspected before you sign on the dotted line. This can tell you beforehand whether the building is structurally sound or whether there are issues or repairs that can impact your decision or the purchase price. Also find out how much you would have to spend to get the space renovated or remodeled to suit your business or a tenant. Remember, as an owner, you are now going to be responsible for maintaining the property in the best possible condition. 3 Things to Consider While Buying Retail Space Click To Tweet […]
 
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  • Future of Sharing Economy in Question as Elections Approach

    Connor Provines
    12 Aug 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Candidates take Stance against Uber, Sharing Economy Jobs Over 1 in 3 American workers, nearly 53 million, are freelancers. In a Monday address, Hillary Rodham Clinton, in preparation for her candidacy for President, laid out her economic agenda at a conference in New York City. Hilton cited sharing economy jobs as a possible damper in wage growth for the United States. Since the recession, more lower-wage positions are available across the nation, as the lower wage jobs are outpacing the higher wage jobs according to the National Employment Law project. With 2.3 million more jobs in lower…
  • Ghana Cyber City brings innovation, coworking to a new level in West Africa

    Connor Provines
    7 Aug 2015 | 12:11 pm
    The New Wave of Coworking In Africa Coworking is making its name across the globe, from the original site in San Francisco in 2005, to an abundance of locations abroad. From Southeast Asia to Europe, the coworking trend is popular, growing, and here to stay. In Africa. according to the International Monetary Fund, they need to consume a whopping $90 billion a year in order to fix their infrastructure deficiencies that are currently plaguing the continent. A recent partnership between the African Development Bank and African Union Commision has launched the Partnership for Infrastructure…
  • Why Some Sharing Economy Jobs Aren’t All They’re Cracked Up To Be

    Connor Provines
    5 Aug 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Why $90K for being an Uber driver isn’t attainable According to Uber, a New York city driver can rake in an estimated $90,000 annually for driving for them. Seem too good to be true? It probably is, as shown through research by Princeton professor Alan Krueger, an economics and public affairs specialist. Last year, Uber reported that the mean salary for drivers in Manhattan was a little over $90K and close to $75,000 in San Francisco, two of the busiest cities for the company. A survey by the firm Requests for Startups (RFS) showed that the median pay for sharing economy drivers averages to…
  • A Potential Hiccup In the Future Of the Sharing Economy?

    Connor Provines
    3 Aug 2015 | 4:13 pm
    Chicago Conference Brings to Light Consequences of Sharing Economy In the summer of 2014, New Orleans was under a constant battle about whether or not to let Uber infiltrate The Big Easy. Visitors and residents alike were in favor of the company  stepping in — there isn’t anything more difficult in NOLA than attempting to find a cab at 2 a.m. in the French Quarter. But city officials were hesitant, and the current taxi system was resolute: the introduction of Uber would clutter the city and decrease taxicab revenue.But in April of this year, the mayor of New Orleans signed into effect an…
  • Why the Coworking Model is Here to Stay

    Connor Provines
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:53 pm
    Why the Coworking Model Just Works You’re a freelance writer working from home; it’s a Tuesday morning. You have a few options about where to work on your project of the day: at home, or a coffee shop, or a coworking space. Each one offers its own range of benefits: home is comfortable, lacking a dress code, and free. Coffee shops have the laid-back vibe that drew aspiring novelists in the wake of J.K. Rowling’s success. Coworking spaces offer some semblance of structure like a typical office, and thus motivation in that way. But home is distracting: it’s so easy to convince yourself…
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    Rentals London

  • Best Restaurants in London You Should Probably Visit

    Rentals London
    26 Aug 2015 | 12:41 am
    If food is only what’s always on your fantasy, here it comes true with the list of these restaurants of London that don’t only serve the best of cuisines but also known among the guests for their incredible hospitality. If you are ridiculously confused with the new restaurants and cafes popping up everyday then here is a definite list of the restaurants where you should visit. These recommendations are based on the latest surveys and perfectly suitable to go for in 2015. Where some of them are easy to get seat with, others may require an advance booking, so check the status reaching their…
  • Get on the Party Floor at Notting Hill Carnival 2015

    Rentals London
    17 Aug 2015 | 11:36 pm
    Are you a party freak animal who’s more about drink, dance and partying? Let’s unleash your dashing attitude at Notting Hill Carnival 2015 which brings the streets of west London on every August Bank Holiday Weekend. It’s eminent as the largest street festival of Europe for many reasons & attracting more revelers than ever. Notting Hill Carnival offers its guests with bountiful fun filled and enjoyable activities including the stirring steel bands; alluring food stalls that offer lip-smacking cuisines and calypso music. With no bar for any specified guests, the Caribbean festival is…
  • Renting nearby Best Primary Schools in London

    Rentals London
    11 Aug 2015 | 12:18 am
    Being a young family, moving out to a new city could be both easy or sometime a tough decision too. Majorly it’s a win-win situation which is widely measured considering the area of new location. However, regardless of being concerned about the other facilities, the very first thing which actually bothers the young couples with children is the education of their young kids. Since, you cannot make any adjustment with their study, you need to choose a location having best primary schools and that is too not so far from the home. In case if your next location is London and you, as worried…
  • A Fresher’s Guide to Moving to London

    Rentals London
    3 Aug 2015 | 11:57 pm
    Sort Out Your Ideal Staying Option London apartments for rent are a better deal and available in good number. Look for a place where you can live temporarily after your arrival, afterwards start looking for a permanent accommodation. Frequent visits to real estate agents are mandatory if you want to buy your own dream house in the city. Every agent maintains its wide list of properties and there are many to select from, but you need to check many to find the suitable one. Always Carry your Important Documents As a newbie, you are required to keep your ID card, employment proof, contact…
  • When is the right time to rent an apartment?

    Rentals London
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:52 am
    Renting an apartment is an infuriating process. Luckily, there are a lot of ways to trim down your search that can save your valuable time and hard-earned bucks. Here, we have crunched some helpful information to unveil the best time of the year for apartment renting. Best months of the year for apartment renting May-September In America, most of the moves take place between May and September. This time period makes sense as kids are out of their schools on summer vacation, youngsters graduate from college and weather turns pleasant, and all these factors makes moving a very comfy experience.
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    Fay Ranches blogs

  • Into the Great Wide Open: An Insider's Look at the Dome Mountain Ranch

    admin
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:55 am
    If you ask Fred Smith to paint you a picture of the view from his front porch at the Dome Mountain Ranch, he’s going to tell you about the elk. “I’ve seen 7,000 elk on my ranch,” Smith tells me over... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Savvy Investors Look to Cattle Ranches

    admin
    19 Aug 2015 | 11:45 am
    Buying a ranch is often the culmination of a lifelong dream for many of our clients. Carving out time to revel in the peace and solitude of sprawling acreage, as well as owning a unique place where... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Introducing Land Investor Magazine

    admin
    11 Aug 2015 | 9:29 am
    Fay Ranches and Republic Ranches are pleased to present to our valued clients and friends a complimentary subscription to Land Investor magazine. This beautiful publication features helpful articles... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • A Great Day of Dry Fly Fishing on the Burnt Leather Ranch

    gfay
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:09 pm
    I headed up to the Burnt Leather Ranch in Montana last week with a couple friends/clients to fish the two miles of private water on the ranch. As usual we didn’t see another person, just wildlife.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Texas Ranch Real Estate Forum

    admin
    15 Jul 2015 | 8:48 am
    Three Intimate Roundtable Meetings Recently Held in Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas Discussed the Current Rural Land Trends in Texas and the U.S. Greg Fay, Founder of Fay Ranches Fay Ranches... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    AALTO Mortgage and Property Solutions

  • De-mystifying Loan To Value |What is it & what does it mean?

    Stuart Phillips
    24 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    LTV is one of those acronyms that is thrown about so frequently by mortgage brokers that it can be very hard to remember that not everyone knows what it means. It is probably the most important factor in mortgage lending, so I wanted to explore what LTV means and why it’s so important. LTV means ‘Loan to Value’. It is the ratio between the loan amount being borrowed and the value of the property that loan is being secured against. Typically, lenders issue a selection of interest rates and fees broken down into Loan To Value ‘bands’. LTV is represented as a percentage and generally…
  • The New Help-To-Buy ISA | Not as exciting as you first thought

    Stuart Phillips
    19 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    It’s known that the juiciest items are always held back until the end of a government announced budget. It’s usually related to the fun things, the life changing things, the things that will make you forget about the drudgery of the previous figures. The latest budget was no different. One of the ‘prizes’ was the newly announced Help To Buy ISA, where the government would give you £50 for every £200 you saved. We don’t advise on investments by the way, but we can put you in touch with those that do. This should not be taken as advice, but more as food for thought. The Help to Buy…
  • Your Mortgage Application | Things to Consider Before Seeing a Broker

    Stuart Phillips
    17 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    So you’ve been saving obsessively for the past year and a half, or perhaps have just had a windfall, and now is the time to finally buy your first home. You know which area you want to live in, you know what you want from your new home and you know how much you have to put down – but what about the bank? You make the appointment with one question on your mind: How much can I borrow? The advisor drones on about responsible lending, about mortgage protection, asks about your credit cards and lots of other dull things you endure to get you that all important figure that will allow you to…
  • A Day in the Life of a Mortgage Broker | Choosing the Right Broker for You

    Stuart Phillips
    7 Aug 2015 | 2:18 am
    Before the credit crunch, there was a relatively even split between the numbers of customers that sourced a mortgage via a broker and those that went directly to a bank. Now I think that a majority would consult with a broker first, certainly when buying a new home or where extra borrowing is required. Due to the relative scarcity of loans and the tighten Before the credit crunch, there was a relatively even split between the numbers of customers that sourced a mortgage via a broker and those that went directly to a bank. Now I think that a majority would consult with a broker first,…
  • Mortgage Down Valuations

    Stuart Phillips
    14 May 2015 | 4:14 am
    A mortgage down valuation can be a frustrating element of any mortgage purchase or remortgage. Ultimately, the value of a property is the amount someone is prepared to pay for it. However, lenders need to set their own independent value on an asset they plan to lend against and, even if you have successfully negotiated a property purchase or sale with someone, in most cases you still have to wait for the mortgage company to value the property. Often the report agrees with the sale price and the mortgage application moves forward – but what if the valuation price comes back lower than the…
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    Real Prospector

  • Real Estate News Weekend Update – Aug. 15-16

    Jennifer Dee
    17 Aug 2015 | 12:26 pm
    The real estate market doesn’t stop for a break to enjoy the the weekend. While you were away you might have missed these hot real estate news stories. Here is a breakdown of the latest in real estate market news from over the weekend. Are you confused or still in the dark about what the TILA-RESPA […] The post Real Estate News Weekend Update – Aug. 15-16 appeared first on Real Prospector.
  • Getting Clients to Sign on the Dotted Line

    Logan Wamsley
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:29 am
    So, how do you feel about working for free? I bet your prospects really love you.  You dote on them with the zeal of an Ottoman prince, buying breakfast and their bi-hourly Starbucks (always extra sweet and happily biting the $.49 upcharge for soy milk), showering them with a lifetime supply of click pens and […] The post Getting Clients to Sign on the Dotted Line appeared first on Real Prospector.
  • Workout Woes: Inner Motivation vs. Outer Motivation For Agents

    Logan Wamsley
    16 Jul 2015 | 10:57 am
    When is the last time you’ve been to a gym?  Before yesterday, that was about 3 years ago for me. Although I did play football in high school with a few semi-regular basketball pickup games on the side, I’ve never been one to call myself athletically blessed.  Sometimes on the offensive line I used to […] The post Workout Woes: Inner Motivation vs. Outer Motivation For Agents appeared first on Real Prospector.
  • Study Shows Young Adults Prefer Vacationing Over Home Owning

    Sean McCabe
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:45 am
    A surprising new trend is taking place in Australia. It seems that a majority of young Aussies (ages 25-34) are putting their savings into holiday/vacation plans, rather than owning their first home. This group is saving an average of $533 a month, with men saving 46.5% more than women. This is also taking into account […] The post Study Shows Young Adults Prefer Vacationing Over Home Owning appeared first on Real Prospector.
  • Uber-sized Court Rulings: Bad News For Real Estate Agents?

    Logan Wamsley
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:36 am
    What do real estate agents and a progressive taxi agency have in common?  If you said they both are both frequently spotted around any networking event involving an open bar…you’re right…but in this particular case I want to add another valid answer to the list.  They both also stand to be drastically affected by a […] The post Uber-sized Court Rulings: Bad News For Real Estate Agents? appeared first on Real Prospector.
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    Executive Suites at Lakewood Ranch

  • Your Office, Is It Better To Lease Or To Own?

    Executive Suites
    24 Aug 2015 | 8:29 am
    As with any decision in life there are two sides to every situation. If you are currently considering whether you should lease your office space or buy it you may wish to include the following in your deliberations:   Would you be a better landlord than your current lessor? When you’re your own landlord, you don’t have to worry about whether your rent payment is inflated because it is a profit center for the landlord. You have the ability to control some of your expenses. Are you changing office locations frequently because of rental rate or common area maintenance…
  • With Office Rents On The Rise, Should I Consider A Sublease?

    Executive Suites
    12 Jun 2015 | 8:37 am
    Subleasing can be a great way to obtain short-term office space at a lower market rate, however make sure you review both subleasing and direct office lease opportunities and carefully review both the sublease and the sub-lessor’s original lease and understand your obligations. It is imperative that you seek legal advice before signing anything as subleases are legal binding agreements and are also dependent on the original lease. Subleases can be complex because they involve three parties: the landlord, the sub-lessor (the person or organization that signed the original lease and who you…
  • Successful Meetings

    Executive Suites
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:25 am
    People physically getting together to collaborate on a project, communicate ideas, conduct training or to share ideas are a business fact of life. Despite what many people might think, your conference room can make a powerful impression on your potential and existing clients. From the décor, to the layout, to the tools that you find in your conference room, each helps to create your conference environment and make your guests feel welcomed, comfortable and productive. There are a number of other additions that can help your conference experience, such as the introduction of various pieces…
  • Upscale Amenities For Your Business

    Executive Suites
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:07 am
      First impressions are very important in business, but putting together a first-class, upscale office on your own is expensive. At Executive Suites at Lakewood Ranch, our economies of scale allow us to deliver an image of success for your business at no extra cost to you. Before you determine where you’ll settle your business, compare the difference between other options and the full-service amenities of Executive Suites at Lakewood Ranch. Impressive 3-story class A building on beautifully landscaped property with plenty of convenient parking and walking distance to Holiday Inn,…
  • What’s So Great About An Executive Suite?

    Executive Suites
    11 Feb 2015 | 7:27 am
    If you are just starting a new business on your own, or are opening a new office in a new city, it’s imperative that you give your business the best opportunity to succeed while keeping your costs under control. Allowing you to accomplish this is what an executive suite is all about. First of all you won’t have to make a long-term commitment to a building. Typical executive suite leases are 1 year or less. And, the suites are usually located in a professional area and in a prestigious office building which means you won’t have to pay for location. Nor will you be paying CAM fees. Nor…
 
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  • Your Guide for Moving to a New City

    Admin
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:28 am
    You’re about to do the unthinkable – pack your bags and move to a new city… all without a single contact in your phone book. Moving to a new city is nothing less than daunting, so we’ve created a short guide to help you prepare for the upcoming move. We’ll pepper in a few tips to help you get started and a few tips to help you long after you call a new city home.Get in Touch with the LocalsSo you’ve done some initial investigating – which neighborhoods are closest to the local Trader Joe’s, which neighborhoods boast the highest number of bars per block, which neighborhoods are…
  • How to Pack Your Moving Day Dog Kit

    Admin
    19 Aug 2015 | 6:04 am
    As silly as it sounds, moving is tough on your four-legged friends. Moving to a new home entails a serious change of pace – they'll have to leave behind all the t-bones they hid in your old backyard, adjust to a new morning walk, and most important of all, find a new favorite tree or shrub a few doors down.While slipping your dog a few extra dog treats on moving day should help ease their transition, prepping an awesome moving day dog kit is the best way for you to help out. A few weeks before you move, start to gather everything you'll need for your moving pet kit.CRATEEven if your…
  • The Most Epic Moving Checklist in the History of Moving Checklists

    Admin
    12 Aug 2015 | 6:13 am
    If Santa were moving, he'd use this checklist. And check it twice.If the Baltimore Colts had time to pack before leaving for Indy, they would have used this checklist.If you're moving, you should use this moving checklist. Whether you're moving a cozy studio apartment across town or a heavily furnished five-bedroom home across the country – moving is an undertaking to say the least. Use this detailed and printable checklist to help make sure you get everything done before, during, and after your move, and use the links for a deeper dive on certain topics. You're…
  • 8 Secrets to Making Friends with the New Neighbors

    Admin
    6 Aug 2015 | 6:51 am
    Moving to a new neighborhood is like starting at a new school. You have a limited amount of time to make an impression on your peers, even though you’ll be inhabiting close quarters for a while.Thankfully, when you move into your new place, you’ll have longer than a 30 minute homeroom period to get to know them, and your new neighbors definitely won’t judge you on what Mom packed for lunch. What they are evaluating, however, is your potential as a trustworthy babysitter or future dinner guest.As you prepare for your upcoming move, consider these neighborly tips to set off your new…
  • 50 Easy Ways to Save Money on Your Move

    Admin
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:32 am
    No matter how you slice it, moving’s expensive. That’s why it’s important to find every opportunity you can to save. We’ve put together a list of our 50 favorite ways to save money on your next move. Remember: Every penny counts!Pack yourself.Look for free moving boxes in unexpected places (university mailrooms, the liquor store, around the office).Use newspapers and magazines in lieu of packing peanuts and bubble wrap (note: beware of ink!).Donate things you don't need, and claim a tax deduction.Purchase a digital services bundle (phone, internet and cable) all in one.Compare moving…
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  • 6 Great Charlotte Rentals for Under $1,000 per Month

    Ama Otet
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:46 am
    Charlotte has a well-deserved reputation as a great place to live and work, with a thriving economy, growing job market, and vibrant cultural life. As the Queen City continues to The post 6 Great Charlotte Rentals for Under $1,000 per Month appeared first on RENTCafe rental blog.
  • 15 of the Most Expensive Rental Homes in the U.S Right Now

    Carmen Neagos
    21 Aug 2015 | 4:22 am
    Sprawling estates, amenity-rich environments, secluded locations, and complimentary chauffeur-driven Jaguars: this is what the super-rich indulge in even when living in rental homes. A while ago, RENTCafé looked into the The post 15 of the Most Expensive Rental Homes in the U.S Right Now appeared first on RENTCafe rental blog.
  • 5 Great Rental Options in Austin for $1,200 a Month

    Nicoleta Iudean
    20 Aug 2015 | 1:21 am
    To accommodate an increasing number of residents each year and a higher housing demand, Austin developers are keeping busy. Thousands of brand-new apartments have recently become available throughout the city, The post 5 Great Rental Options in Austin for $1,200 a Month appeared first on RENTCafe rental blog.
  • Urban Living Taken to New Heights: 7 Before-and-After Images Show Manhattan’s Skyscraper Boom

    Ama Otet
    18 Aug 2015 | 4:57 am
    Manhattan never ceases to amaze when it comes to sky-high structures. It may not be home to the world’s tallest skyscraper, but it surely is the place where bold architectural The post Urban Living Taken to New Heights: 7 Before-and-After Images Show Manhattan’s Skyscraper Boom appeared first on RENTCafe rental blog.
  • What You’ll Get for $800 or Less in the Phoenix Rental Market

    Ama Otet
    12 Aug 2015 | 5:27 am
    With year-round sunny weather and an expanding job market, it’s no surprise that more and more people choose to put down roots in the Valley of the Sun. The high The post What You’ll Get for $800 or Less in the Phoenix Rental Market appeared first on RENTCafe rental blog.
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  • Greystone Refreshes Affordable Housing Assets

    Liviu Oltean
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:57 pm
    By Liviu Oltean, Associate Editor Two affordable housing properties in Las Vegas have gotten their second wind with the help of Greystone, which  secured recently two loans totaling $30.7 million. The real estate lending, investment and advisory firm  arranged $13 million acquisition financing for Santa Monica, Calif.-based Allied Argenta. The latter used the proceeds to acquire the Summerhill Apartments, a 221-unit community located at 3630 East Owens Ave. The 35-year FHA-insured loan included rehabilitation costs as well. Villanova Apartments The second loan was a $17.7 million…
  • Vora Tech Park Earns Extra Credit

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    27 Aug 2015 | 2:48 pm
    By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor Vora Technology Park Butler County registered an important economic win this month when Barclaycard US, selected Hamilton as the new home of its new customer contact center. Barclaycard, a credit card servicing division of Barclays Bank and the fastest-growing top 10 U.S. credit card issuer, will bring 1,500 new jobs to the region. Barclaycard’s new center will be located in the Vora Technology Park, one of the largest tech parks in the Midwest. Spread over a 55-acre green campus, VTP consists of five Class A office buildings with a total of 365,000 square…
  • September 2015 Digital Ad Exception

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  • Senior Living High-Rise in Honolulu Nears Completion

    Adriana
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:05 am
    By Adriana Pop, Associate Editor Kalakaua Garden, the 17-floor senior living community currently rising near Ala Moana Center at the entrance to Waikiki, is set to open its doors to tenants in March. Kalakaua Gardens in Honolulu The $75 million project will be managed by Avalon Healthcare, a group that also runs Avalon Care Center and Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, both of which are located in Honolulu, as well as Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo. Island Paradise Investments of San Francisco is developing the high-rise at 1723 Kalakaua Ave., across the street from the…
  • CBRE GI Goes Shopping in London

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    27 Aug 2015 | 10:47 am
    By Adriana Pop, Associate Editor London, England – CBRE Global Investors has acquired the Angel Shopping Centre in London from TH Real Estate acting on behalf of Hamburg-based Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Formerly known as N1 Shopping Centre, the property is located in the vibrant central London borough of Islington, two miles from the City of London, and provides excellent transport links situated opposite Angel tube station. The center, which totals 150,000 square feet, including a parking area for 100 cars, is currently 95 percent leased.
 
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  • Turnkey Interview: 10 Questions with Kenyon Meadows

    cashflowdiaries
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    For all you wanting to invest in turnkey rental properties, I have created Turnkey Interviews.  In these interviews, I pose 10 great questions to actual investors who have and/or are currently buying turnkey rentals.   I post a lot about my own turnkey experiences and also want for you to get some valuable information from […] The post Turnkey Interview: 10 Questions with Kenyon Meadows appeared first on Cash Flow Diaries.
  • DraftKings is my kryptonite! (NFL)

    cashflowdiaries
    24 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    I am about to unravel my dark side to you guys.  The little angel on one side of my shoulder normally dictates most of my life.   That is until NFL season comes around. Then the little red devil on my other side of my shoulder takes over and I lose all control.  Haha, okay […] The post DraftKings is my kryptonite! (NFL) appeared first on Cash Flow Diaries.
  • Blogging: The Funniest Spam Comments of All Time

    cashflowdiaries
    20 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    As a new blogger, I am learning all sorts of new and fun stuff.  How to maintain a website, write creatively, marketing techniques and I get to meet (online) all kinds of other bloggers and investors.   I get to see how much money a lot of bloggers are making for inspiration and I have […] The post Blogging: The Funniest Spam Comments of All Time appeared first on Cash Flow Diaries.
  • How To Find Crime Statistics On Rental Properties

    cashflowdiaries
    17 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    You are on the hunt for a new turnkey rental property.  The numbers look good, the price is right and you are ready to pull the trigger and put this baby under contract! Not so fast bub!!  Are you really ready to proceed?  This is the time when you need to start digging deeper and […] The post How To Find Crime Statistics On Rental Properties appeared first on Cash Flow Diaries.
  • How To Determine Market Rent on Out-of-State Rentals?

    cashflowdiaries
    13 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    Owning rental properties can be a great source for generating passive income.  As a matter of fact, rental properties is going to be what takes me to early retirement.  I dream about the day when I can finally quit my day job and live life the way it was supposed to be lived.  Free!  Freedom […] The post How To Determine Market Rent on Out-of-State Rentals? appeared first on Cash Flow Diaries.
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  • What to be aware of when you’ve decided to rent a flat directly from a landlord

    1 Aug 2015 | 11:50 pm
    ContractFirst and foremost you need to ask if a landlord is going to sign a contract. This should be a defining moment in your decision to rent or not to rent a flat. If a landlord does not want to sign a contract or make any agreement in written form, my advice would be: run away!  No matter how much you like the flat or how attractive the rent is, just run away. If a landlord does not want to sign an agreement with you it is very likely that you will have a lot of problems with him/her - chances are that your deposit won't be returned, you can be evicted for no reason, your…
  • What to be aware of before you place an offer via a real estate agency and when you sign a contract

    22 Jul 2015 | 11:41 pm
    If an agent showed a flat you’ve liked there are a few things you should check before you say “Yes, I would like to place an offer”: Deposit Check with the agent how much deposit the landlord is asking. Typically it should be four to six weeks’ rent. Sometimes a landlord asks for eight weeks’ rent. This is a significant sum already. For me this is a warning sign. When a potential landlord does not follow standard market practice it makes me nervous. It signals to me that I might have trouble with him/her later.  Plus, it’s a lot of money! Break…
  • What to do when you think you won’t pass a reference check

    16 Jul 2015 | 8:26 am
    When I found my first flat to live in London I could not easily prove that I was a reliable tenant of good character. I could not present any data for a credit check as I did not have a UK bank account. I could not open a bank account; for that I needed a residential address, which I did not have as I needed to rent a place first. My ex-landlord moved to another country and did not reply to emails. The only thing I could show was the Human Resources contact details of the company where I found a job. It was my third week at work. If I’d rented a flat via an agency the limited…
  • What’s better: to rent via a real estate agency or directly from a landlord ? (Part 2)

    9 Jul 2015 | 9:31 pm
    Pros and Cons of renting a flat directly from a landlord Pros: 1.  No extra fees. This is the major benefit of renting via a landlord directly. You won’t pay any       administration fees usually charged by an agency. This will help you save around £400-600 in total. 2.  You know what to expect. Of course, any landlord wants to present his/her flat at its best. However,         not many of them hire professional photographers whose photos create an illusion that the flat is twice…
  • what's better: to rent via a real estate  agency  or directly from a landlord ? (part 1)

    1 Jul 2015 | 9:29 pm
    The most common ways to rent a flat are via an agent or via a landlord directly. There are pros and cons in both cases. Renting a flat via a real estate agency: Pros:  1. Lots of options. Some real estate agencies have a big database. They can suggest a few options for viewings right after you have registered your interest. 2.  Priority access to new listings. The real estate market is so dynamic that sometimes new offerings don’t reach the advertising stage. When a new flat comes on the market to arrange viewings real estate agents will first call potential…
 
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