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  • Additional thoughts on the shift in digital reading habits

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    Lani Rosales
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:27 pm
    (Editorial) Reading habits have dramatically changed and are continuing to change, but how did we get here and where are we going? Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • How to network from scratch even if you think you have nothing to offer

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    AG Staff
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:01 pm
    (Editorial) Whether you're new to a space or just a first time conference goer, it can be intimidating to get around the room, but with these unique tips, you'll master any room. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • 7 signs of a soon-to-be-hot neighborhood

    Inman News » Next
    Trulia Pro Blog
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    This post by Tara-Nicholle Nelson was originally published on the Trulia Pro Blog for Trulia.com. Follow Trulia Pro on Twitter: @TruliaPro. Real estate is an industry that’s all about your hyperlocal expertise. As an agent, you specialize in specific ZIP codes, home types, client types — you name it. This industry is as much about niche specialties as it gets. That said, if you want to be the agent who blows away the competition and makes your business go gangbusters this year, you need to know how and when to expand your expertise into new areas of interest. And that means…
  • Take Advantage of Hidden Spaces in Your Home

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    CJ Brasiel
    10 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    I love these imaginative uses for the nooks and crannies in a home to make it more fun and take advantage of every inch of space available. Sometimes it just takes a fresh eye on your available space to come up with creative ways to solve a problem or make elements of your home more […]
  • Want to be a better, more-perfect version of yourself? Master something difficult this year.

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    Greg Swann
    31 Dec 2013 | 9:00 am
    You weren’t just cheated of an education when you were young, you were cheated out of the full awareness of your own humanity.Mait Jüriado / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA I always love to read about the outrageously nefarious bad guys who are doing all the things we hate. Doesn’t matter who “we” are, since the bad guys afflicting every “we” are always blindingly brilliant, amazingly competent masterminds of evil. I guess it’s useful to exaggerate your opposition, but here’s the thing: Everyone I remember from school was a fuck-up. Start with a good solid…
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    WSJ.com: Real Estate

  • Builder Warms Up to History

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:25 pm
    A funny thing happened to Toll Brothers as the development firm prepared to market its new luxury condominiums on Park Avenue: It discovered the virtues of New York City's historic districts.
  • Maine Hotel Raises the Bar

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:06 pm
    From the 15th floor of the new Westin hotel in Portland, Maine, the highest point in the city, the view looks pretty good for a pair of hotel investors who completely remade the nearly century-old property.
  • A Power Surge in the Rust Belt

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:01 pm
    General Electric cut a deal with county and city officials to move a number of operations—including human resources and finance—to a new $90 million facility in downtown Cincinnati on the banks of the Ohio River.
  • Plots & Ploys

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:55 pm
    Money from China has been a top driver of some housing markets, especially in coastal cities such as San Francisco and Los Angeles. But that spigot may soon tighten.
  • New Lenders Enter Property Market and Think Small

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:50 pm
    As the economy improves, lenders see loans for smaller properties as less risky. And with less competition, interest rates and potential profit can be higher.
 
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    Commercial Real Estate News

  • CNL Healthcare Properties invests more than $225M in Texas, Illinois properties

    Cindy Barth
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:48 am
    CNL Healthcare Properties, a real estate investment trust, has completed the acquisition of a portfolio of seven senior housing communities in Texas and one in Illinois. The eight properties collectively include 798 units and 72 skilled nursing beds that were acquired from South Bay Partners Ltd., a Dallas-based senior housing development company. In addition, CNL Healthcare Properties formed a joint venture with South Bay Partners to develop a $38.2 million independent living community in Katy,…
  • 1Q net income drops at Hudson City

    Allissa Kline
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:45 am
    Net income at Hudson City Bancorp Inc. slipped nearly 20 percent during the second quarter of 2014 as the Paramus, N.J. financial institution continues its long wait to be acquired by Buffalo’s M&T Bank. The parent company of Hudson City Savings Bank this week reported net income of $39.2 million or 8 cents per share for the period ending June 30. Last year at this time, the company’s net income was $48.7 million or 10 cents per share. The year-over-year decline was attributed to a reduction…
  • Level 2 Development buys development site near Union Market

    Daniel J. Sernovitz
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:40 am
    Level 2 Development, part of the team working with Edens to remake part of the 45-acre Union Market in Northeast D.C., is spreading out with plans to redevelop another site nearby. An affiliate of Level 2, 320 Florida Owner LLC, bought the Burger King site at 320 Florida Ave. NE July 22 for about $8.8 million. It picked up the property from Lionstone Investments, a Texas-based real estate investment trust that had owned it since 2006. L2 Principal David Franco confirmed the deal but said it is…
  • Loan spike lifts Financial Institutions in 2Q

    Allissa Kline
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:34 am
    The parent company of Five Star Bank reported a 2.7 percent increase in net income for the second quarter, in part because loans reached record-high levels by the end of June. Net income at Financial Institutions Inc. was $7.0 million or 48 cents per share by the end of June, an increase from the same quarter in 2013 when net income was $6.9 million or 47 cents per share. Loans totaled $1.9 billion for the three-month period between April 1 and June 30, reflecting a year-over-year improvement of…
  • Couple behind $10M Cyclorama gift no Civil War buffs, but wanted to thank city

    24 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    The couple pitching in $10 million for restoration of Atlanta's historic Cyclorama painting and its relocation from Grant Park to a custom-built facility at Atlanta History Center in Buckhead are not Civil War buffs, but wanted to give something back to Atlanta, reports SaportaReport.com. “We - Mary Ann and I - have lived in Atlanta for all of our married lives - 52 years,” Lloyd Whitaker said. "The city has been very good to us, and we thought that this was a good way for us to give something…
 
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    Paper Economy

  • The Chicago Fed National Activity Index: June 2014

    SoldAtTheTop
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:27 am
    The latest release of the Chicago Federal Reserve National Activity Index (CFNAI) indicated that the national economic activity weakened in June with the index falling to a very weak level of 0.12 from a level of 0.16 in May while the three month moving average worsened to a weak level of 0.13. The CFNAI is a weighted average of 85 indicators of national economic activity collected into four overall categories of “production and income”, “employment, unemployment and income”, “personal consumption and housing” and “sales, orders and inventories”. The Chicago Fed regards a…
  • Retail Sales: June 2014

    SoldAtTheTop
    15 Jul 2014 | 9:26 pm
    Yesterday, the U.S. Census Bureau released its latest nominal read of retail sales  showing increasing activity in June with sales rising 0.2% from May and 4.3% on a year-over-year basis on an aggregate of all items including food, fuel and healthcare services. Nominal "discretionary" retail sales including home furnishings, home garden and building materials, consumer electronics and department store sales declined slightly, falling 0.31% from May but rising 1.73% above the level seen in June 2013 while, adjusting for inflation, “real” discretionary retail sales declined 0.48% on…
  • Reading Rates: MBA Application Survey – July 09 2014

    SoldAtTheTop
    9 Jul 2014 | 11:33 am
    The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) publishes the results of a weekly applications survey that covers roughly 50 percent of all residential mortgage originations and tracks the average interest rate for 30 year and 15 year fixed rate mortgages as well as the volume of both purchase and refinance applications. The purchase application index has been highlighted as a particularly important data series as it very broadly captures the demand side of residential real estate for both new and existing home purchases. The latest data is showing that the average rate for a 30 year fixed rate…
  • Employment Situation: Nonfarm Payrolls and Civilian Unemployment June 2014

    SoldAtTheTop
    7 Jul 2014 | 10:06 am
    The latest Employment Situation Report indicated that in June, net non-farm payrolls increased by 288,000 jobs overall with the private non-farm payrolls sub-component adding 262,000 jobs while the civilian unemployment rate declined to 6.1% over the same period.Net private sector jobs increased 0.22% since last month climbing 2.13% above the level seen a year ago and climbing 1.04% above the peak level of employment seen in December 2007 prior to the Great Recession.
  • Employment Situation: Unemployment Duration June 2014

    SoldAtTheTop
    7 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Thursday's employment situation report showed that conditions for the long term unemployed improved in June while still remaining distressed by historic standards.Workers unemployed 27 weeks or more declined to 3.081 million or 32.8% of all unemployed workers while the median term of unemployment declined to 13.1 weeks and the average stay on unemployment went declined to 33.5 weeks.
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    Residential Real Estate News

  • CNL Healthcare Properties invests more than $225M in Texas, Illinois properties

    Cindy Barth
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:48 am
    CNL Healthcare Properties, a real estate investment trust, has completed the acquisition of a portfolio of seven senior housing communities in Texas and one in Illinois. The eight properties collectively include 798 units and 72 skilled nursing beds that were acquired from South Bay Partners Ltd., a Dallas-based senior housing development company. In addition, CNL Healthcare Properties formed a joint venture with South Bay Partners to develop a $38.2 million independent living community in Katy,…
  • Level 2 Development buys development site near Union Market

    Daniel J. Sernovitz
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:40 am
    Level 2 Development, part of the team working with Edens to remake part of the 45-acre Union Market in Northeast D.C., is spreading out with plans to redevelop another site nearby. An affiliate of Level 2, 320 Florida Owner LLC, bought the Burger King site at 320 Florida Ave. NE July 22 for about $8.8 million. It picked up the property from Lionstone Investments, a Texas-based real estate investment trust that had owned it since 2006. L2 Principal David Franco confirmed the deal but said it is…
  • Work on Boeing new $8 million aircraft service contract will be done in Jacksonville

    Jensen Werley
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    Boeing in Jacksonville was awarded a nearly $8 million contract — ending a nearly month-long drought of military contracts for the area. The contract is for service and remanufacturing of a F/A18 A-F aircraft. More than half of the construction work will be done in St. Louis, Missouri; the remainder will be done in Jacksonville. The Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent, Maryland is the contracting activity. The project is expected to be completed in July of next year.
  • Duke sells former 'lacrosse house' site for $100K

    Rebecca Troyer
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:15 am
    Duke University has sold the site of the former "lacrosse house" on North Buchanan Boulevard in Durham for $100,000, according to property records. Building permits have been filed for a new two-story, four- or five-bedroom residence, reports the Herald-Sun. The purchaser is listed as University City LLC. The former "lacrosse house," which was demolished in 2010, was the site of a party hosted by tenants who were captains on Duke's 2005-06 men's lacrosse team. Rape charges that later turned out…
  • San Francisco landlords sue to stop ‘oppressive’ renter relocation payments

    Eric Young
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    San Francisco property owners are fighting back against a new ordinance requiring them to make payments that can reach into the hundreds of thousands of dollars when they displace tenants. The San Francisco Apartment Association and Coalition for Better Housing said they will file a federal lawsuit today seeking to halt a city law, sponsored by Supervisor David Campos, that passed last April. Campos’ relocation payment law calls for property owners to pay renters evicted under the state Ellis…
 
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    WSJ.com: Commercial Real Estate

  • Builder Warms Up to History

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:25 pm
    A funny thing happened to Toll Brothers as the development firm prepared to market its new luxury condominiums on Park Avenue: It discovered the virtues of New York City's historic districts.
  • Maine Hotel Raises the Bar

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:06 pm
    From the 15th floor of the new Westin hotel in Portland, Maine, the highest point in the city, the view looks pretty good for a pair of hotel investors who completely remade the nearly century-old property.
  • A Power Surge in the Rust Belt

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:01 pm
    General Electric cut a deal with county and city officials to move a number of operations—including human resources and finance—to a new $90 million facility in downtown Cincinnati on the banks of the Ohio River.
  • Plots & Ploys

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:55 pm
    Money from China has been a top driver of some housing markets, especially in coastal cities such as San Francisco and Los Angeles. But that spigot may soon tighten.
  • New Lenders Enter Property Market and Think Small

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:50 pm
    As the economy improves, lenders see loans for smaller properties as less risky. And with less competition, interest rates and potential profit can be higher.
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  • Air Algerie plane disappears from radar

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:37 am
    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Authorities say a flight operated by Air Algerie carrying 110 passengers and a crew of six has disappeared from the radar on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers.
  • Air Algerie loses contact with plane over West Africa

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:34 am
    The aircraft disappears from radar shortly after takeoff from Burkina Faso.
  • Gaza fighting rages amid cease-fire efforts

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:20 am
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Hamas militants stuck to their demand for the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade amid U.S. efforts to reach a cease-fire.
  • Iraq: Attack on prisoner convoy kills 60 people

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:11 am
    BAGHDAD (AP) — Gunmen attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad on Thursday, setting off a gunbattle with troops in which scores of prisoners and eight soldiers were killed, brutally underscoring Iraq's instability as lawmakers convened to elect a new president.
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:05 am
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
 
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    Commercial Property Executive

  • Master-Planned Community’s First Homes at Wendell Falls to Open by Next Spring

    Adriana
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:03 pm
    by Adriana Pop, Associate Editor The first homes at Wendell Falls, Newland Communities’ 1,115-acre master-planned development in eastern Wake County, are scheduled for completion by next spring. According to the Triangle Business Journal, site work is already under way for the community’s swimming pool and clubhouse. “We feel it’s important to bring in the amenity from day one,” Keith Hurand of Newland Communities told the newspaper. “We want to have the phase one amenity center 100 percent complete so buyers can begin using it.” Designed by LS3P…
  • Harbor Group Trades Times Square Office Tower for $250M

    annas
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:29 am
    Harbor Group International has sold 1412 Broadway, a 24-story, 415,135-square-foot office tower in Manhattan, for $250 million.
  • Seventh Street Breaks Ground on 500 KSF Final Phase of Business Park in Pomona, Calif.

    annas
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:36 am
    By Barbra Murray, Contributing Editor Last chance. Seventh Street Development has broken ground on the fourth and final phase of Mission 71 Business Park, a 2 million-square-foot, 91-acre industrial campus in Pomona, Calif., within the high-demand San Gabriel Valley market of the Greater Los Angeles region. This concluding chapter of the premier redevelopment of the shuttered General Dynamics Military facilitywill yield Mission 71 West, which will feature 500,000 square feet. These are good times in the San Gabriel Valley’s industrial market and Seventh Street is answering an…
  • JULY ISSUE: The Quarter-Billion-Dollar Merger

    annas
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:25 am
    By Barbra Murray, Contributing Editor Sixty years after its establishment as a tenant-focused brokerage firm, and a dozen more after its management-led buyout, Studley has gone global, merging with London-based Savills PLC, a leading international player in commercial real estate occupier representation. With the $260 million merger closed, the companies are now one, operating in the U.S. as New York-headquartered Savills Studley. The merger agreement called for Savills to purchase Studley in a deal involving cash, 6.1 million new Savills ordinary shares valued at as much as $65 million and…
  • INTERNATIONAL: LJ Group, Cresco to Develop 552-Unit Student Housing Complex in Berlin

    annas
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor Photo: Google Maps An independent, privately-held multi-family office business LJ Group has committed a total of €100 million ($135 million) of equity to Cresco Capital Group’s German student housing venture, Cresco Urban Yurt. The two companies have partnered to develop and invest in student housing in Germany’s key cities. On July 17, the partnership announced its first acquisition, a sizable landmark building in Berlin’s Frankfurter Tor area. The building is located at Frankfurter Tor 8a. It stands six stories high with 242,000 square feet of…
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    Inman News

  • Want to be a hyperlocal content specialist? Get serious about stats, incubation strategy

    Gina Thelemann
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    As a Berkeley resident who has also seen dozens of terrible real estate sites masquerading as local content hubs, I was struck by how engaging Arron Sweeney's YourBerkeley.com website was. I met with Arron to ask him about his strategy and ongoing plans for the site ...
  • Connect with the Indian marketplace next month in Kolkata

    Inman News
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:21 am
    The National Association of Realtors-India is holding its sixth annual meeting Aug. 16-17 in Kolkata. While some of the scheduled programming might sound familiarly mind-numbing to American Realtors (“Standardization of Global Practice in Real Estate”), others topics seem a little ...
  • 5 elephants that the real estate industry doesn’t want to acknowledge are in the room

    Inman News
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Speaking at a California Association of Realtors event, consultant Rob Hahn laid out what he calls “five unspeakables” that real estate industry leaders don’t like to hash out in public: Too much incompetence. Agent teams are the future of the ...
  • Is realtor.com no longer a Realtor’s best friend?

    Paul Hagey
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Realtor.com may be the official consumer website of the National Association of Realtors, but rival search portals Zillow and Trulia have improved their value proposition to listing agents and brokers to the point “where many Realtors and MLSs feel they ...
  • Predictive analytics real estate marketing startup raises $12M

    Inman News
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:25 pm
    SmartZip Analytics Inc., maker of a predictive analytics tool that helps real estate pros target their marketing to homeowners who may be likely to sell soon, has raised $12 million in a Series B funding round. The Pleasanton, California-based firm, ...
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  • New Books – July 2014

    Donna McCormick
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:51 am
    NAR members and Association staff can borrow up to three books for 30 days from the Library for a nominal fee of $10. Members and staff can also borrow up to six electronic books, digital audios and/or videos at no cost, through the Virtual Library eBooks Collection Sales Don’t Just Happen By Stephan Schiffman Dearborn Trade Publishing, 2012 What are the secrets for converting prospects into loyal customers? How do you take your business relationships to the next level—so you close more sales? Author Stephan Schiffman, one of the nation’s leading sales trainers, presents strategies…
  • What We’re Reading: July 12-18

    Dave
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:20 am
    Chinese buyers, beachfront libraries, and over-the-top pet suites Mosman Library/Flickr A modern-day Chinese emigration wave is already underway, but a tsunami may soon hit America’s shores. This month, U.S. real estate website Zillow begins publishing its entire U.S. real estate property database in Mandarin on the biggest real estate website in China. The Washington Post looks at the rise of Chinese real estate buyers in the US. You’re going to show those neighbors who’s boss. How? Build a spite house, of course. The drone saga continues this week, with Amazon seeking FAA…
  • Mortgage debt cancellation relief still in limbo

    Dave
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:40 am
    This week a member asked us on Facebook for the latest info on a possible extension of the Mortgage Debt Cancellation Relief tax break. So I contacted NAR’s tax policy analyst for an update on the issue. As a bit of background, starting in 2007, Congress created a tax break that prevents mortgage debt forgiven as part of a short sale to count as taxable income. This helped thousands of cash-strapped homeowners get out from their underwater mortgages without being hit with a tax bill that they obviously couldn’t pay anyway. The break was extended twice by Congress, but expired at…
  • Sales Techniques: new featured eBook collection

    Dave
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:55 am
    This month our eBook featured collection focuses on sales techniques. We spotlight almost 200 titles, 32 of which are new to the library. You can find the link to the collection in the upper left corner of the homepage, just under the REALTOR® logo. New to using ebooks? Check out our walk-through videos on getting started for both computer and tablets and smartphones.
  • New eBooks – July 2014

    Donna McCormick
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:28 pm
    NAR members and Association staff can borrow up to six electronic books, digital audios and/or videos at no cost, through the Virtual Library eBooks Collection Members can also borrow up to three books for 30 days from the Library Catalog for a nominal fee of $10. Call Information Central at 800.874.6500 for assistance. Insight Selling: Surprising Research on What Sales Winners Do Differently by  Mike Schultz Not only do sales winners sell differently, they sell radically differently, than the second-place finishers. In recent years, buyers have increasingly seen products and services as…
 
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    GeekEstate Blog

  • Matterport – 3D is Here

    Drew Meyers
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:25 am
    I first heard about Matterport quite some time ago, likely from a random blog post or tweet. Then Seth (Curb Call) recently told me about it after witnessing the technology first hand at Realogy FWD. But I still hadn’t taken a close look to truly understand how their technology worked. On Wednesday, I got a brief demo at Inman Connect. And, let me tell you, it’s damn impressive. A advanced camera is placed in the room, click a button and it scans 360 degress, move the camera to a different part of the home/room, press go again and continue moving it around until it fills in all…
  • 2014 Map Search IDX Roundup & Review

    Mike McGee
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:04 am
    I mentioned in a previous post that I intended to do a video review of several IDX products with a primary focus on their map search capabilities. This turned out to be a much longer project than I had expected, hence the delay, but I’ve finally got it done. Before jumping into the video, I want to touch on why I wanted to do this. In the introduction to the video, I discuss why I think map search is still relevant.  Indeed, I think it’s a must-have for agents and brokers who want a full-featured home search on their website. But beyond that, there are a couple of reasons I…
  • Zillow & Retsly

    Drew Meyers
    19 Jul 2014 | 7:36 am
    One of the bigger news announcements at Inman Connect was Zillow’s acquisition of Retsly. I’ve been familiar with Retsly for quite some time, mostly since Eric Stegemann was an advisor / investor and Seth Siegler used it for Curb Call (both are friends). Of course, the need for a better way for developers to integrate MLS/IDX data has been a VERY real challenge for a long time (Brian wrote about this in 2011). Retsly has been working on solving that problem for a year plus. If Zillow wanted a toe in those waters, which it’s clear they did, Retsly was a pretty…
  • New Kids on the Block – Give Back Homes

    Drew Meyers
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:43 pm
    On Wednesday, the day before I took off for Santiago for Start-up Chile, I had the chance to meet Blake Andrews (& Caroline and Tricia) from Give Back Homes in person in San Francisco. I’ve gotten to know him over the past several months via phone and text conversations (after being introduced by Audie), and he’d already won me over. After spending some time in person, I can tell for certain Blake is the real deal. He was on the main stage of Inman Connect Thursday morning for New Kids on the Block. Here’s the video: Click here to view the embedded video. Onward to…
  • Five “Calls to Action” That Can Compliment the “Home Search” Function on a Website

    Troy Schuricht
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:18 pm
    One of the most important aspects of a realtor’s website will always be the call to action. Typically paired up with the “Home Search” function on the same site, the call to action is designed to come at a pivotal moment in the sales funnel in a manner that can help guide potential customers in the appropriate direction. Just saying “Click here to find out more” or some variation, however, isn’t enough to make a long lasting impact. There are a variety of different call to action statements that can compliment a home search for the best possible results. “Find Open Houses in X…
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    Mortgage News Daily

  • Mortgage Rates Back up to Unchanged After Stronger Start

    Matthew Graham
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Posted To: Mortgage Rate WatchMortgage rates were mixed today depending on the lender and the time of day you look. Most recently, the average lender is back to unchanged vs yesterday. Before that, most lenders were in slightly better shape, but market weakness prompted widespread reprices. On an individual basis, some lenders are slightly higher or lower, especially if they didn't reprice with the rest of the market. 4.125% remains the most prevalently-quoted conforming 30yr fixed rate for top tier scenarios. Any changes in quotes from yesterday would only affect the closing costs, and even…
  • MBS RECAP: Bond Markets Lose Ground After Strong Start; MBS Underperform

    Matthew Graham
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Posted To: MBS CommentaryAlthough MBS did a good job of pushing back against a recent bout of underperformance over the past 3 sessions, today showed it won't be a straight shot. In other words, MBS had closed the gap to Treasuries somewhat since Friday, but it widened again today . This was ultimately only exceptionally noticeable compared to yesterday. When viewed against the backdrop of the past 5 days, nothing too troubling is going on between Treasuries and MBS, and nothing that can't be explained. Such an explanation would included elevated supply from MBS originators as well as…
  • Modest Housing Recovery Will Continue -Fannie

    Jann Swanson
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:58 am
    Posted To: MND NewsWireThe theme for the economy and the housing market's in 2014 has been set for months; the economy will continue to slowly strengthen; the modest recovery in housing will be sustained . Each monthly or quarterly report or round of economic analysis seems to merely join the chorus. Fannie Mae's most recent entry on Wednesday merely added a new note. Growth is expected to strengthen during the second half, but not enough to save the year. Katie Penote, a member of Fannie Mae's Economic & Strategic Research (ESR) Group, writes that the economy experienced the worst…
  • Foreclosure Inventory Continues to Shrink but Distressed Loans up

    Jann Swanson
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:55 am
    Posted To: MND NewsWireBlack Knight Financial Services said today that both delinquencies and foreclosure starts were up slightly in June. The information was part of the company's “first look” preview of data from its Mortgage Monitor report that will be published in early August. The nation's delinquency rate, that is the percentage of mortgages that were 30 or more days past due but not in foreclosure, was 5.70 percent, an increase of 1.55 percent compared to May but 14.59 percent below the rate in June 2013. The percentages reflect an increase of 44,000 delinquent mortgages…
  • MBS MID-DAY: Back to Unchanged After Stronger Start

    Matthew Graham
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:49 am
    Posted To: MBS CommentaryIn terms of domestic economic data and events, not much has happened today. The key driver of morning gains was the reaction to Bank of England Minutes and comments from BOE Governor Mark Carney. Long story short, all of the above turned out a bit friendlier than bond markets expected. Both stocks and bonds then embarked on that familiar "QE-on" trading pattern where stock prices rise while bond yields fall as the persistence of easy money policies is seen to benefit both sides of the market. Bonds rode that overnight wave into 10am. This made for some solid…
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    Talk to CJ

  • Beautiful Home in Willow Glen Listed at $1,338,000

    CJ Brasiel
    10 Jul 2014 | 11:43 am
    This wonderful custom built home, a short walk from downtown Willow Glen is in move in ready condition. See all the photos at BestofWillowGlen.com A formal living room with gas fireplace creates an inviting first entry into the home. Followed by a formal dining room with sculpted ceilings, your guest will appreciate the atmosphere of […]
  • Take Advantage of Hidden Spaces in Your Home

    CJ Brasiel
    10 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    I love these imaginative uses for the nooks and crannies in a home to make it more fun and take advantage of every inch of space available. Sometimes it just takes a fresh eye on your available space to come up with creative ways to solve a problem or make elements of your home more […]
  • Cash Sales in Silicon Valley – Not Just Low Priced Homes

    CJ Brasiel
    23 Jun 2014 | 12:02 pm
    All cash deals continue in Santa Clara County with nearly 33% of all homes sold year-to-date being purchased with all cash. Recently I read in an article written by Zillow, Cash Sales Decline; Still Dominate Lower-Priced Homes and wanted to compare their findings.  Nationwide it is certainly logical to recognize areas like Detroit, Cleveland, and Tampa, […]
  • San Jose-5th Strongest Real Estate Market

    CJ Brasiel
    5 May 2014 | 5:08 pm
    According to a study by Veros Real Estate Solutions, San Jose is projected as one of the top markets in the US. The third largest city in California, located within the fastest growing county (1.8% population growth Y-O-Y 2013), San Jose continues to top the charts in real estate. With a projected 9.7% home appreciation […]
  • Fantastic View Home in Alum Rock Hills For Sale $950,000

    CJ
    29 Apr 2014 | 4:25 pm
    This home offers sweeping views of the mountains and the valley. The beautifully terraced landscaping gives you many opportunities to relax amongst the native plants on a 20,000 square foot lot, a long private drive and large red brick patio with a unique herringbone inlay creating the perfect outside living room. This amazing patio is […]
 
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    National Commercial Real Estate News From CoStar Group

  • Bowlmor AMF Strikes a Deal for Brunswick’s Bowling Alleys

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:53 am
    Brunswick Corp. agreed to sell its retail bowling business to Bowlmor AMF for $270 million. The proposed transaction encompasses 85centers in the United States and Canada. In connection with its decision to sell its bowling centers, Brunswick also announced its intention to divest its bowling products business. Brunswick is targeting to complete that sales process by the end of 2014. Brunswick will retain its legacy and namesake billiards...
  • United Water Leases 116,000 SF at Mack-Cali Centre VI in NJ

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:09 pm
    Sustainable water and wastewater management solutions provider United Water Management & Services, Inc. has signed a 20-year, 116,360-square-foot office lease at Mack-Cali Centre VI in Paramus, NJ. Located at 461 From Rd. in the heart of Bergen County, the five-story, 265,772-square-foot, 4-Star office building was constructed in 1988 on 12.5 acres in the Route 4/17 submarket. It features an on-site cafeteria, security, and area amenities. The...
  • High Prices Pushing Hotel Investors Into Select Service, Second-Tier Markets

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:40 am
    With hospitality property operating metrics strong and getting stronger and capital chasing a limited number of available properties, the lack of high-quality assets on the market is pushing investors into the select service and extended stay segments, second- and even third-tier markets and other alternative asset classes. The heated competition among buyers may even be contributing to a new round of consolidation in the lodging REIT sector, according...
  • Simon Expanding Chicago Premium Outlets

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:38 am
    Simon Property Group (NYSE: SPG) has broken ground on a 50-store, $110 million expansion of its Chicago Premium Outlets property in Aurora, IL, which will increase the size of one of the firm's most successful outlet centers by more than two-thirds to than 170 stores. Among the new retailers slated to open in late spring 2015 following the nearly 300,000-square-foot expansion will be Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th. Simon also announced openings during...
  • CEB Signs 350,000-SF Lease In JBG's Central Place Development in Rosslyn

    21 Jul 2014 | 9:39 pm
    The Corporate Executive Board (NYSE: CEB) struck a deal to keep its headquarters in Arlington County as the member-based advisory firm agreed to lease approximately 350,000 square feet in a new Rosslyn office tower The JBG Cos. is building as part of its Central Place development. Slated to deliver in 2018, the new building will be named CEB Tower after the firm agreed to occupy 15 floors of the 31-story, 535,000-square-foot office tower going...
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    1000watt

  • The 24-hour website workout

    Brian Boero
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Over the past seven years, 1000watt has worked with countless brokerages, franchisors and real estate tech companies to re-imagine the face and story they present in the digital world. This takes time. Discovery, strategy, content development, information architecture, wireframing, visuals, copywriting, coding, QA… it’s a process – one we’ve never been very public about. It’s also much more than “designing a website.” We need to create an expression of a brand, account for myriad business rules and keep the strategic objective in mind. So it was a bit of a…
  • Realogy buys ZipRealty – quick thoughts

    Brian Boero
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Realogy announced today that it intends to by ZipRealty for $166 million in cash. This is a really, really smart move. Congratulations to all involved. I’m just headed into the Inman show, but thought I’d jot down a few thoughts: I’ve taken a close look at Zip’s technology over the past few months, and they’ve made great strides. They recently began making their entire tech platform – mobile/desktop website, CRM, etc. – available to other brokerages on a white-label basis and early progress was good.  They have a very sleek mobile web version of…
  • Catch us at Inman Connect next week

    Brian Boero
    11 Jul 2014 | 8:02 am
    Real Estate Connect, the World’s Fair of real estate tech, happens next week in San Francisco. It looks like the Inman team has another great show teed up. This Connect takes place at an interesting time. The industry has Zillow on the brain. Smart money is filling the pockets of entrepreneurs with an appetite for disruption. Brokerage consolidation is happening. MLS leaders chatter anxiously about pocket listings. Things are a little edgy. That’s good. 1000watt will be there, of course. You can catch us on stage a couple of times during the show: 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, opening…
  • Reflections on Realogy FWD

    Joel Burslem
    30 Jun 2014 | 11:31 am
    The week before last we were in New Jersey for Realogy’s annual FWD Innovation Summit. It was another stand-out event where we got a sneak peak at some of the new companies and technologies innovating in the real estate space. You can get a great rundown of the day’s proceedings at Joe Rand’s liveblog. But here are a few additional observations from my vantage point, now that I’ve had some time to digest everything. The winner, Matterport, put on a great demo. Their 3D technology is stunning – and I remain more convinced than ever that this technology will be the next big thing…
  • Let’s play The Newlywed Game

    Jessica Swesey
    18 Jun 2014 | 1:14 pm
    My inbox is crowded. I’m sure you feel my pain. Every app I’ve ever downloaded. Every online retailer I’ve ever purchased from. Groups, newsletters, social notifications, my kid’s school, political and charity organizations. They’re all there. Gmail has relegated a lot of my messages to separate tabs, tucked where they can go ignored for days. Sometimes, if I totally unplug – a real vacation, severed completely from the bright tiny screen – I just claim bankruptcy in at least two of these tabs. Move to trash. Nothing to see here. The inbox can be a real time suck. Yet,…
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    Zillow Blog

  • House of the Week: Spanish Dream Home on California’s Riviera

    Emily Heffter
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:53 pm
    581 Amalfi Dr, Pacific Palisades, CA For sale: $10.99 million Famous clients of renowned Los Angeles architect Richard Landry are not known for their restraint. The Brentwood estate he designed for Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen has a moat and just sold to Dr. Dre for $40 million. Michael Jackson died in a home Landry designed (a rental), and he has designed luxurious mansions for Wayne Gretzky, Michael Bolton, Mark Wahlberg and Kenny G. Still, homeowner Lorna Alaback did something unique when Landry started designing her dream home in Pacific Palisades: She flew him to Spain, with her, for…
  • Faye Dunaway Lists Hollywood Duplex, Movie Star Mementos

    Emily Heffter
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:46 am
    Actress Faye Dunaway has remodeled the historic West Hollywood duplex she lived in for 15 years and put it on the market for $1.75 million. Source: IMDb The “Chinatown” star, whose Oscar and Emmy are on the mantle in listing photos, decided to move into a smaller place. Dunaway paid only $315,000 for the small, charming duplex at 901 N Spaulding Ave when she bought it in 1998. She lived for many years in the larger half — a 2-bedroom, 2-bath space with a small balcony off the dining room and a courtyard in the back. The home is tucked behind hedges and a wall to keep it…
  • How to Quickly Pick a Color Combination for Any Room

    Zillow Digs Contributors
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:18 am
    By Jackie Hernandez Good color palettes start with a feeling. Before choosing a color palette for your room, decide how you want the room to feel. Once you have targeted that feeling it will be easier to choose a color palette using simple color theory. Start with the color that evokes that feeling for you and then choose from one of these three palettes. Complementary color palette For a lively, energetic and vibrant space, try a complementary or split complementary color palette. Complementary colors are two colors directly opposite each other on the color wheel, like blue and orange. The…
  • 9 Pro Tips for Arranging Furniture in Your Home

    BobVila.com
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:27 pm
    By Marie Proeller Hueston Stripped of all its furnishings, an empty room can be intimidating — or inspiring! For design consultant Robin Long Mayer, it’s definitely the latter. In her work as an editor for CountryLiving and New York Spaces magazines and as the principal of Robin Mayer Design, she has learned a thing or two about the optimal placement of sofas, tables, beds and accessories that fill our homes. While the ideal arrangement in your own rooms will depend on factors such as the size and layout of each particular space, there are certain guideposts that can put you on the right…
  • Listed: 4 Luxury Homes on America’s Oldest Residential Street

    Catherine Sherman
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:37 pm
    There’s a museum and a gift shop — and the Liberty Bell is just around the corner — but Elfreth’s Alley isn’t just a tourist attraction. It’s also the oldest continuously occupied residential street in America. Hoping it stays occupied are local listing agents, who are trying to sell four properties on the historic block in Philadelphia’s Old City. “As long as I’ve been doing real estate, I’ve never seen this quality or quantity of homes [for sale] on Elfreth’s or Old City. It’s pretty unique,” said…
 
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    The BiggerPockets Blog

  • BP Podcast 080: Smart Rental Property Investing, Getting Your License, and Investing For Retirement with Jonna Weber

    Jaren Barnes
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are excited to sit down with a Jonna Weber, a buy-and-hold investor and real estate agent out of the Boise, ID area. Jonna is a great example of how anybody can and should invest in real estate! In our conversation, we cover a lot of ground on how to use real estate for retirement and why real estate is a better avenue than the stock market. We also cover why an investor might want to become a real estate agent, how to find investor-friendly agents, what to look for when purchasing an investment property and much much more! Listen to The Show on iTunes…
  • The Real Estate Investor’s Guide To Never Giving Up

    Chris Clothier
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Failure is a loaded word. Throughout school as young men and women, we’re taught that if you don’t make a certain grade, you have failed.  In the real world, however, failure has a different face. In most cases, there are allowances for mistakes and setbacks, but none of these are necessarily failures.  You learn from each of these missteps and push yourself a little further toward your goal. In the real world, failure does not have to be as permanent as a grade that follows you around and a judgement from others each time you try to push forward. Failure does not have to be a label…
  • The 4 Things Your Property Management Website Needs To Do

    Drew Sygit
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    A website is an absolute must for a property management firm. Without one, you’re essentially advertising your backwardness to the younger, tech-savvy generation of renters — and you’re making it unnecessarily difficult for owners to find you and hire you. The 4 Things a Property Management Website Must Say But just having a website isn’t enough — your website has to do things for you. Here are the most basic four of those functions: 1. Tell People Who You Are and What You Do This might sound as easy as writing ‘Royal Rose Property Management’ on the…
  • Economic And Real Estate Investment Factors Affecting Our Decisions Don’t Exist In A Vacuum

    Jeff Brown
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Interest rates, unemployment, inflation, supply/demand, and a ton more, are factors affecting bazillions of daily decisions made by families, businesses of all sizes and in all industries. We spend countless hours attempting to figure out their impact on what we’d like to do, or even more immediately urgent, what we’ve already done. Thing is, those factors are much akin to the differing ‘chemistry’ generated by altering sports teams’ lineups. Different players work better with one lineup vs another. This is often true even when the skill level of a player left…
  • 4 Reasons You Shouldn’t Blindly Take Advice from a Realtor

    Sharon Vornholt
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    Don’t be fooled by the title. Let me start out by saying I love working with Realtors in my business; that is certain Realtors.  What do I mean by that?   I like working with those agents that have also done some investing themselves. Before you take advice from a Realtor in your investing business, you should know that all Realtors are not created equally. Like folks in any other profession, some are better than others.  When it comes to working with seasoned real estate investors, I have found that the great majority of them have no real understanding of what we do and why we make…
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    Rain City Guide

  • Should you hire a lawyer when buying or selling a home? Depends – do you want to reduce your risk?

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

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

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

    Rhonda Porter
    24 Feb 2014 | 1:31 pm
    There is a buzz going on among fellow mortgage bloggers about how days may be numbered for mortgage blogs. This is as a largely the result of guidance issued by federal regulators late last year specifically on social media. When I first read this guidance, my initial response was “so what? This is pretty much what lenders are supposed to be doing anyhow”… stuff like properly quoting rates, not being misleading to consumers, etc.  It’s also my opinion that this seems to be written in favor of mortgage banks and not mortgage companies. The big banks seem to not want…
  • Seattle RE BarCamp will be here soon!

    Rhonda Porter
    24 Feb 2014 | 1:05 pm
    This year Seattle RE BarCamp is actually going to be south of Seattle at the Center Point Conference Center in Kent (south of Southcenter Mall and north of the Showare Stadium)… so technically, we’re calling this “Greater Seattle reBarCamp”.  Regardless, this event will be taking place on March 13, 2014. This event is an “un-conference” where topics (which tend to be about social media or related to real estate) are decided by the attendees the morning of the event. You literally submit topics on subjects you would like to learn more about (such as word…
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    REITS & Finance Industry News - REITS & Finance Industry News Headlines | Bizjournals.com

  • CNL Healthcare Properties invests more than $225M in Texas, Illinois properties

    Cindy Barth
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:48 am
    CNL Healthcare Properties, a real estate investment trust, has completed the acquisition of a portfolio of seven senior housing communities in Texas and one in Illinois. The eight properties collectively include 798 units and 72 skilled nursing beds that were acquired from South Bay Partners Ltd., a Dallas-based senior housing development company. In addition, CNL Healthcare Properties formed a joint venture with South Bay Partners to develop a $38.2 million independent living community in Katy,…
  • 1Q net income drops at Hudson City

    Allissa Kline
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:45 am
    Net income at Hudson City Bancorp Inc. slipped nearly 20 percent during the second quarter of 2014 as the Paramus, N.J. financial institution continues its long wait to be acquired by Buffalo’s M&T Bank. The parent company of Hudson City Savings Bank this week reported net income of $39.2 million or 8 cents per share for the period ending June 30. Last year at this time, the company’s net income was $48.7 million or 10 cents per share. The year-over-year decline was attributed to a reduction…
  • Level 2 Development buys development site near Union Market

    Daniel J. Sernovitz
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:40 am
    Level 2 Development, part of the team working with Edens to remake part of the 45-acre Union Market in Northeast D.C., is spreading out with plans to redevelop another site nearby. An affiliate of Level 2, 320 Florida Owner LLC, bought the Burger King site at 320 Florida Ave. NE July 22 for about $8.8 million. It picked up the property from Lionstone Investments, a Texas-based real estate investment trust that had owned it since 2006. L2 Principal David Franco confirmed the deal but said it is…
  • Loan spike lifts Financial Institutions in 2Q

    Allissa Kline
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:34 am
    The parent company of Five Star Bank reported a 2.7 percent increase in net income for the second quarter, in part because loans reached record-high levels by the end of June. Net income at Financial Institutions Inc. was $7.0 million or 48 cents per share by the end of June, an increase from the same quarter in 2013 when net income was $6.9 million or 47 cents per share. Loans totaled $1.9 billion for the three-month period between April 1 and June 30, reflecting a year-over-year improvement of…
  • Couple behind $10M Cyclorama gift no Civil War buffs, but wanted to thank city

    24 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    The couple pitching in $10 million for restoration of Atlanta's historic Cyclorama painting and its relocation from Grant Park to a custom-built facility at Atlanta History Center in Buckhead are not Civil War buffs, but wanted to give something back to Atlanta, reports SaportaReport.com. “We - Mary Ann and I - have lived in Atlanta for all of our married lives - 52 years,” Lloyd Whitaker said. "The city has been very good to us, and we thought that this was a good way for us to give something…
 
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    Miller Samuel Real Estate Appraisers & Consultants

  • If Choosing Suburbs: Surge in NYC High Wage Earners Choosing NY-NJ-CT

    Jonathan Miller
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:11 am
    [click to expand] According to New York City’s IBO, in 2012, there were actually 5 times more moves to Florida than to adjacent Connecticut. However when breaking the movers into 2 categories: households with real income below and above $500,000, the results really change. New York, New Jersey and Connecticut enjoyed a large increase of high income movers from New York City. The California market share in this category of movers collapsed. But it is important to recognize that the high wage earners only represent 1.8% of total movers. Florida is still the third most popular destination…
  • Manhattan Inventory: This is what I mean by rising, but not enough

    Jonathan Miller
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:17 am
    Yes, inventory is rising off the crazy lows of the past 2 years, but supply is still, well, low.
  • Adding Queens To Our Manhattan/Brooklyn Rental Report

    Jonathan Miller
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:12 am
    We’ve expanded the Elliman rental report to include Queens this month and added additional metrics for Manhattan and Brooklyn. MANHATTAN - Prices increased for 4th consecutive month after year end lull. - Median rent is at highest point in more than 5 years. - The vacancy rate was lowest June in 5 years. - Use of concessions continued to fall, now at nominal levels. - Marketing times and negotiability continued to fall. - Luxury market outperformed the overall market. BROOKLYN [North, Northwest, East Regions] - Median rental price up year over year for 13 consecutive months. - Rents…
  • 2Q14 Brings Mixed Regional Messages – Brooklyn, Queens and Westchester/Putnam Reports

    Jonathan Miller
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:53 am
    If you’ve been: A. Pouring over state maps of pet ownership B. Watching the World Cup C. Watching the Tour de France D. Fretting about the Russell Stover purchase Then you may have missed last week’s market report releases for Brooklyn, Queens and Westchester/Putnam Reports. These are part of the report series I’ve been writing for Douglas Elliman since 1994 (20 years!). The reports have a new look – hope you like them. Click on graphics to open them. BROOKLYN SALES MARKET Brooklyn housing prices continue to set new records, due to rising sales and low inventory. The…
  • …and the Home Seller will give you a Free Tesla!

    Jonathan Miller
    12 Jul 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Back when I was in college, a good friend of mine owned a large Michigan sod farm with his father – acres and acres of putting green quality sod. They wanted to upgrade their big tractor so I joined him on his visit to the local tractor dealership – International Harvester (my parents tell me I am a distant – really distant – relative of John Deere). [Source: Hemmings] The tractor they were looking at included air conditioning and a surround sound stereo system. It was impressive. The salesman said that if they bought the tractor that month the dealership would throw…
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    360Digest

  • Hey, Dude! Don’t let your real estate career go up in smoke.

    Marlow Harris
    8 Jul 2014 | 11:07 pm
    From Cannabis Culture on Flickr July 8th, 2014 In 2013, Washington State passed Initiative 502 which legalized marijuana the possession of marijuana for adults age 21 and older. The only marijuana that would be legal to sell in this state would be grown by specially-licensed Washington farmers and sold in standalone, marijuana-only stores operated by private Washington businesses licensed and regulated by the state. Today a number of new marijuana stores opened up in the state of Washington and with them, an unlimited number of questions and concerns. What does this law mean to real estate…
  • Foreclosure film “American Winter” to be screened in the Pacific Northwest

    Marlow Harris
    16 Oct 2013 | 11:11 pm
    The foreclosure film “American Winter” is coming to Tacoma, where foreclosure is two times Washington state’s average rate. Tickets are free and the film will be shown at the Grand Cinema October 24, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM. The event is sponsored by the Pierce County Foreclosure Prevention Roundtable, which is a collaborative group of foreclosure prevention service providers and allies working in Pierce County to prevent foreclosure and help the community deal with its effects. The film is directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Joe and Harry Gantz (Taxicab…
  • Japanese Rooms for Rent: Weigh Less, Pay Less

    Marlow Harris
    31 Jul 2013 | 5:18 pm
    Rental rates for shared houses are usually determined by location and the number of rooms. But at one shared property in Osaka, Japan, the monthly cost has nothing to do with the size of the structure. It’s all about the size of the resident. Weigh Less, Pay Less from MSN
  • Bank forecloses on wrong home — again

    Marlow Harris
    25 Jul 2013 | 4:56 pm
    How often have we heard this story before? The bank forecloses on the wrong home and takes all the owners belongs out of the house by mistake. A sad reality is that this is probably a civil matter and not a criminal one, so the poor lady can’t just call the police, she’s going to have to get a lawyer and sue. Ohio bank forecloses on wrong home – Huffington Post
  • Seattle NW Multiple Listing Service announces new forms platform and document storing service

    Marlow Harris
    17 Jul 2013 | 12:36 am
    Northwest Multiple Listing Service, the MLS used by almost all of the real estate brokers in Seattle and Washington State, announced an agreement today with Instanet Solutions to provide a new forms platform and document storage system for NWMLS members and subscribers. This new core service will include online forms, document management, cloud storage for real estate documents, electronic signatures, and fax to email services. NWMLS is in the early stages of the implementation process and expects the new service to be available to all members and subscribers in the first quarter of 2014.
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    AGBeat

  • Is your next career in freelancing? A frank discussion on the topic

    Emily Leach
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:18 pm
    (Business Entrepreneur) Is freelancing in the cards for you? What skills will you actually need, and how can you make legitimate money? It's time to self evaluate. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • Additional thoughts on the shift in digital reading habits

    Lani Rosales
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:27 pm
    (Editorial) Reading habits have dramatically changed and are continuing to change, but how did we get here and where are we going? Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • Coupon marketing methods that best boost business

    Jennifer Walpole
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:58 am
    (Business Marketing) A new survey suggests which coupon marketing methods can help boost your business, and which ones you should avoid to optimize your efforts. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • 10 big brands experts predict will be gone by 2015

    AG Staff
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:02 pm
    (Business News) Will your favorite brand be gone in the next year, either due to failure or acquisition? And how did last year's predictions play out? Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • How to network from scratch even if you think you have nothing to offer

    AG Staff
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:01 pm
    (Editorial) Whether you're new to a space or just a first time conference goer, it can be intimidating to get around the room, but with these unique tips, you'll master any room. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
 
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    Cremunity Health Blog

  • Why scientists love pure Garcinia Cambogia

    all4cashdog512
    5 Jul 2014 | 1:43 pm
    To get ahead in life, you have to move fast. In today’s world of modern workers and transportation, if you are doing nothing, you are simply wasting time. You are trained to move fast, do things fast, and keep going. It’s for reasons like this that people tend to get caught up and eat out as a fast solution to their ever so withering time. The issue here is that when you are constantly on the move and eating out, you don’t realize just how much bad food you are putting into your body. When the issue really needs to be addressed is when this is done for months or years at a time, and the…
  • Garcinia Cambogia Dischem – Good Info

    all4cashdog512
    9 Jan 2014 | 5:46 pm
    A lot of healthy fanatics are looking for weight loss pills in South Africa that will help them reach their goals. If you really need some great diet pills look no further than garcinia cambogia australia. This is a good site for health and diet info. This is a good site for health info. This wonder pill has been around for years but is now available for the first time in ZA and if you use it you are guaranteed to lose weight. This is a great mode to be in. The sky turns different colors when you are on it and you wonder if your dog is a unicorn and if your cat may be a turtle. That is why…
  • How To Slim With Garcinia Cambogia in New Zealand

    all4cashdog512
    20 Nov 2013 | 12:09 pm
    The Garcinia Cambogia extract supplement that is being offered for sale in the New Zealand market is one of the best around. It is highly effective for blocking fat and also has a good use as a colon cleanser. However, the primary purpose for which people are looking to this miracle product is to lose weight very quickly and get in shape without needing to exercise constantly. This pill is really awesome because it contains several natural extracts that have been used by ancient peoples for a very long time on earth. If your goal is to get in shape with it and shed massive amounts of kilos in…
  • Elegir Las Pastillas Que Realmente Ayudan a Perder Peso

    all4cashdog512
    29 May 2013 | 12:38 am
    En esta pagina lo que voy a poner aqui es que tengemos que siempre quedarnos realizando lo actual que hemos hecho con pastillas, pildoras, suplementos, y ejercicios que funcionan con muchos de los otros ejercicios. La vida sana y una vida saludable. Este sitio te puede ayudar. Pastillas para bajar de peso- como elegir las correctas. http://www.pastillasparabajardepeso.org.mx- el inicio- como planear tu dieta. Si usted se quema 500 calorías más de lo que come todos los días durante una semana, usted debe perder alrededor de 1-2 libras. Si usted quiere perder peso más rápido, tendrá que…
  • Cómo Elegir El Plan de Ejercicio Correcto Para Tí

    all4cashdog512
    25 Mar 2013 | 1:05 pm
    El elegir el plan correcto de ejericicos para ti no es siempre fácil. Debes recordar cuando lo estas haciendo que el mismo plan no es el propio para cada persona. Todos nosotros tenemos cuerpos diferentes y por esa razon tenemos que considerar varias cosas cuando estamos tratando de encontrar la dieta y los ejercicios que nos arreglan a nosotros particularmente. Hay mucha buena información acerca de este tema a pastillas para adelgazar. Recuerda que si estas muy gordo ya mismo, quizás querras utilizar algunos suplementos para ayudarte a lograr tus objetivos de salud mas rapido. Hay muchos…
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    BloodhoundBlog

  • Passed my Check Ride

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

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

    Greg Swann
    18 Jan 2014 | 9:22 am
    And why on earth do they continue to do business with you?
  • Flourishing, Flying, and the FAA

    Damon Chetson
    8 Jan 2014 | 10:52 am
    Greg has a nice post on mastering something difficult this year. I’m not sure it counts as a truly difficult task, but I started taking private pilot lessons in August, and was hooked. It turns out that flying in a small plane is fun, especially when you can fly most places you want with comparatively little hassle. In October, I bought an airplane – a Piper Cherokee 140 that was built in the 1960s, and refurbished in the 2000s with new avionics and electronics. It’s not particularly speedy. It flies about 130 to 140 mph in calm weather. With a headwind, you’ll get no…
  • Want to be a better, more-perfect version of yourself? Master something difficult this year.

    Greg Swann
    31 Dec 2013 | 9:00 am
    You weren’t just cheated of an education when you were young, you were cheated out of the full awareness of your own humanity.Mait Jüriado / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA I always love to read about the outrageously nefarious bad guys who are doing all the things we hate. Doesn’t matter who “we” are, since the bad guys afflicting every “we” are always blindingly brilliant, amazingly competent masterminds of evil. I guess it’s useful to exaggerate your opposition, but here’s the thing: Everyone I remember from school was a fuck-up. Start with a good solid…
 
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  • Want to be a hyperlocal content specialist? Get serious about stats, incubation strategy

    Gina Thelemann
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    I recently met with Arron Sweeney, a Realtor associate with King Realty Group in the San Francisco Bay Area. In March, Arron launched YourBerkeley.com, a hyperlocal site that offers restaurant reviews, upcoming event calendars and real estate listings for Berkeley, California. As a Berkeley resident who has also seen dozens of terrible real estate sites masquerading as local content hubs, I was struck by how engaging his website was. I met with Arron to ask him about his strategy and ongoing plans for YourBerkeley.com. Here are some tips he provided: 1. Answer the question, “Is being a…
  • Your new best friend on Facebook has arrived and it isn’t a person

    Lindsay Listanski
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:46 am
    Have you ever seen a Facebook post that struck your interest but you had to step away and when you returned to find it had drifted to the bottom of your feed and almost impossible to find? You then spend what seems like hours to find it and finally give up. Facebook knows you’re not alone and it has launched a new feature to help you highlight links, places and music you want to view later. It’s called SAVE. This new feature allows you to tag content you want to view later. Items that you flag as “saved” are personal and will not be viewable to anyone other than you. (Unlike other…
  • 7 signs of a soon-to-be-hot neighborhood

    Trulia Pro Blog
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    This post by Tara-Nicholle Nelson was originally published on the Trulia Pro Blog for Trulia.com. Follow Trulia Pro on Twitter: @TruliaPro. Real estate is an industry that’s all about your hyperlocal expertise. As an agent, you specialize in specific ZIP codes, home types, client types — you name it. This industry is as much about niche specialties as it gets. That said, if you want to be the agent who blows away the competition and makes your business go gangbusters this year, you need to know how and when to expand your expertise into new areas of interest. And that means…
  • Real Estate Connect Broker War Room: what we learned in the trenches

    Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:01 pm
    At Inman News’ Real Estate Connect San Francisco, Sherry Chris, president and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, led a robust series of discussions with dynamic brokers from across the country to a packed room discussing key issues that brokers currently face. The overall theme of the Broker War Room session was “What Matters Most,” and was segmented into three areas of content regarding agents, business operations and the end consumer. However, one theme that seemed to thread together all discussions was culture. The right vision and principles for your organization act…
  • In real estate lead conversion, body language and response time are everything: 4 ways Realtors can make a great first impression

    Matthew Collis
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Have you heard the expression, “First impressions are everything?” Well, this is especially true for Realtors. A bad first impression can turn off otherwise hot prospects, ignite negative word of mouth, and minimize your chances of getting referrals and repeat business. In this post, I’ll outline four surefire ways to make an exceptional first impression and start off all your new relationships in the best way possible. 1. Know your 12-second marketing message A 12-second marketing message is a short summary (about 10 to 20 words) of what differentiates you from other agents. If you…
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  • Modern Hillside Hideaway at 2723 Fyler Place

    18 Jul 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Modern Los Angeles Zen nestled in the hills adjoining Eagle Rock, drinks on the deck overlooking the drought-tolerant backyard, an open floor plan right out of Dwell Magazine—this could all be yours! Ready to just move in and enjoy, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has everything you need to live the Southern California life-style, from great indoor/outdoor flow, an attached 2-car garage, to updated systems and fruit trees. The open living area features a remodeled kitchen with built-in island, plenty of windows to capture the light and view of the hills, wood floors, and easy access to outdoor…
  • Zen Retreat with Views at 2662 Banbury Place

    11 Jul 2014 | 9:58 am
    Quick, pour yourself a glass, take a tray of snacks out to the deck and sink back into your comfy chair. Drink in the mountainous view, turn the music on low, and at last, you're home. From the screened patio at the front to the Zen garden in the back, this is a peaceful retreat with no nagging items on your to-do list--everything has been updated, front to back, top to bottom. This home is easy to love with a practical tiled entry, hardwood floors through most of the rooms, updated kitchen and baths, even the fireplace has been cleaned, tuned up, and made pretty. Read More
  • Stunning Remodeled Craftsman at 1301 Oak Grove Drive

    4 Jul 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Rarely does a home this perfectly done come on the market. Located in one of the hottest neighborhoods in the nation, this home is updated to the tastes of today's discerning buyer's expectations of design and convenience. This Eagle Rock gem has the amenities and style that the modern urbanite is looking for in a classic Craftsman package.   The remodeled kitchen with Caesarstone counters, Viking appliances, built-in refrigerator, custom cabinets and drawers, and breakfast bar flows into the dining room and upper deck, creating the ideal atmosphere for entertaining, or…
  • Charming Light-Filled Home For Rent at 1457 Conrad

    20 Jun 2014 | 10:50 am
    Available for long-term lease, this light-filled, charming home features 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a large storage room, and a 1-car garage. The updated kitchen opens out to a patio surrounded by garden, a perfect spot for alfresco dining from your first sip of coffee to dinner and dessert. There is a slate tile entry, hardwood floors, and lots of windows with garden, patio and neighborhood views. Read More
  • 1905 Cottage on Wooded Lot at 4928 Avoca Street

    19 Jun 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Tucked away near the top of the hill, this quiet wooded location feels like living in the Los Angeles National Forest. Wake up with birds singing outside your window and try to remember that you are only minutes from freeways, shops and restaurants. When you make your way down the wide parking area away from the street, you will find a tidy home with a wonderful deck perfect for drinking your morning coffee and watching the sun rise. Read More
 
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  • Charlottesville is Happy

    Jim Duncan
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:12 am
    Good Housekeeping says Charlottesville is happy. Charlottesville, Virginia, is the happiest city in America, according to the study. The University of Virginia college town narrowly beat Rochester, Minnesota, Lafayette, Louisiana, and Naples, Florida. I’m assuming they’re including Albemarle County in their metrics. Search the Charlottesville MLS Copyright RealCentralVA.com, LLC. If you like this post, please, visit RealCentralVA.comwhere this was originally posted. Charlottesville is Happy
  • Morning Reads – 21 July 2014 – Transportation News Abounds

    Jim Duncan
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:12 am
    Each of these is going to affect how we get around Charlottesville and Albemarle … and I’d wager quality of life will be affected (mostly positively in the long run) as well. Why People Still Move to ‘Unhappy’ Places “… we’ll give some key data points. Some of the happiest cities measured by Glaeser and company were Charlottesville, Virginia; Rochester, Minnesota; Lafayette, Louisiana; Naples, Florida; and Flagstaff, Arizona—” Belmont Bridge’s future may be decided tonight – This is the sort of thing that will shape the City and…
  • Goodbye Western Bypass

    Jim Duncan
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:57 am
    The Western Bypass takes its place the history books. Dating back at least 30 years, the Commonwealth “voted to cancel all previous decisions approving construction of the 6.2-mile road” and the former owners of the properties purchased by VDOT that would have been used by the Western Bypass can now buy back those properties … for the original purchase price (thanks to Sean Tubbs for this knowledge). Cvillepedia rightly calls the Western Bypass “defunct.” I wonder just how much money was spent on the Western Bypass. If you’re curious: - This is what the Western Bypass might…
  • Wednesday Photos – Drilling, a Meadow & a Lochlyn Hill Takes Shape

    Jim Duncan
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:19 am
    A few pictures from this week in Charlottesville and Albemarle … From the Charlottesville City parking lot on Tuesday morning. (great discussion about this on Facebook, too) From this morning’s bike ride – out near Sugar Hollow The first lots in the Lochlyn Hill neighborhood. Search the Charlottesville MLS Copyright RealCentralVA.com, LLC. If you like this post, please, visit RealCentralVA.comwhere this was originally posted. Wednesday Photos – Drilling, a Meadow & a Lochlyn Hill Takes Shape
  • Mid-Year 2014 Charlottesville Area Market Update

    Jim Duncan
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    This is from my monthly note … I don’t often post here what I write there, but am making an exception. We’re at the halfway point. I think the market can be summed up thusly: Buyers are buying, sellers are selling, but there is, and has been, an underlying mistrust of the market by both buyers and sellers. A lot of buyers were burned or saw their friends or parents burned in the previous market and are reluctant to take the plunge to buy. A lot of sellers remain underwater – even those who bought five to ten years ago – and are either reluctant or unable to sell. About a…
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  • Neil Patrick Harris Unloads California Home

    Alanna Finn
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Photos by Brandon Vogts, www.brandonvogts.com. Listing by Monty Iceman, Berkshire Hathaway HomeService When you’re Neil Patrick Harris, you can be in a Tony-award-winning Broadway show in New York City and sell your home in California at the same time! The “How I Met Your Mother” star unloaded his Sherman Oaks mansion for $2.995 million, just a few short weeks after putting it on the market. The actor scooped up the newly renovated property back in 2010 for $2.1 million, so Harris stands to make a pretty penny on the sale! Harris, who is currently busy with the Broadway production of…
  • 7 Money-Saving Moving Tips

    Redfin Guest Blogger
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    By Carlee Quintas, Direct Energy Found a place you love? Congratulations on your upcoming move. But moving can be expensive and is almost always stressful. To keep your budget in check, here are some money-saving moving tips. 1. Get rid of the junk Moving is the perfect time to get rid of things. Everyone has belongings they don’t need. You’ve binged, now it’s time to purge.  But don’t just toss the items you don’t want; there are some great options that are much more environmentally friendly. Some can even get you a bit of extra spending money. So what are some good…
  • 9 Tips for Introducing Your Dog to a New Home

    Redfin Guest Blogger
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    By Erica Jorgensen, Rover.com Moving to a new home ranks right up there among life’s super-stressful events. For your dog, this may be doubly true. New rooms, unfamiliar smells everywhere, a new yard and a neighborhood of new people (and their pets!) can all be very exciting — but also overwhelming — to your pet. While you may have the option of chilling out with a glass of red wine or venting to a friend about your stress, your beloved dog unfortunately doesn’t have those options. Here are some tips for introducing your dog to a new home: 1. Pack up gradually As much as you can,…
  • Celebrity Real Estate Roundup: Kate Bosworth, Colbie Caillat, Anderson Cooper

    Alanna Finn
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:49 am
    Kate Bosworth, Colbie Caillat and Anderson Cooper all have something in common, and it’s not just extreme talent! All three stars have been busy in the real estate world this past week. Take a look! Kate Bosworth Model and actress Kate Bosworth unloaded her Los Angeles abode for $2.375 million. The star listed the three-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home back in April for $2.499 million. The gorgeous estate spans 2,890 square feet and is located behind a gate down a long driveway, offering plenty of privacy! It’s no surprise that this fashionista has some great taste in home décor as her home is…
  • Welcome to the New Redfin Android Tablet App

    Bridget Frey
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    I’m excited to announce that our award-winning Redfin app is now available for download on the Android tablet. This new, built-from-the-ground-up app takes advantage of a bigger, more vibrant tablet screen to provide a closer look at the homes you’re browsing. The centerpiece of the Redfin Android tablet app is an integrated view of a map showing all of the homes for sale in the area, alongside individual home spotlights. One tap on a chosen home will launch a gorgeous “lightbox” showing detailed information about each home. With just a few swipes, it’s easy to get a…
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  • Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB) Market Update: June 2014

    Danica Lopez De Leon
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:07 am
    The infographic we made for the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) was such a hit, we decided to create one for the Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB) as well. The market update for June 2014 from the Calgary Real Estate Board is here and we’ve made an infographic to help you understand the statistics… Enjoy!
  • 5 Ubertor Sites We’re Enjoying: Banners as the Centerpiece

    Crystal Lai
    16 Jul 2014 | 3:15 pm
    To keep visitors visually engaged, many web designs choose to hook them with an outstanding centerpiece – the banner. Here are a selection of sites that display the variety of ways the banner is the star of the site! The Joy Bagga Team is utilizing the good ol’ widescreen flash banner which is standard for showcasing different high quality images to entice the visitor. They’ve chosen earthly colors to frame the site but still manage to bring an elegant style to the look. On the other hand, the Stone Sisters are deviating from the typical look, and going for a banner that brings all…
  • Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) June 2014 Market Update

    Danica Lopez De Leon
    10 Jul 2014 | 9:45 am
    The monthly market update for June 2014 from the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver is up and we’ve made an infographic to help you understand the statistics… Enjoy!
  • 5 Ubertor Sites We’re Enjoying: Boxy and Foxy

    Crystal Lai
    8 Jul 2014 | 9:42 am
    In this week’s series of marvelous Ubertor sites, I’ve identified a common design theme of the “boxy look”. Contrary to the recent trend of widescreen designs that stretch from end to end, these websites play off of a look that’s been tried and true. Let’s take a look at these sites that aim to bring their focus front and center! First off is a niche site of Anthony Caspillo’s that is showcasing the Aquarius complexes in Yaletown. The landing page immediately presents you with a double whammy – the faded building in the background as well as the four buildings in…
  • Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) May 2014 Market Update

    Danica Lopez De Leon
    20 Jun 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Last month’s market update for May 2014 from the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver is up and we’ve made an infographic to help you understand the statistics… Enjoy!
 
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  • Ginnie Mae Set To Go Electronic for Issuer Applications

    Elizabeth Ecker
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Ginnie Mae will soon accept electronic applications from prospective issuers electronically, the company announced Wednesday. Beginning September 1, 2014, applicants must submit issuer applications via Ginnie Mae’s electronic Application Connection portal, moving away from the paper-based application process of the past. Paper applications will no longer be accepted after July 31, the company said. Applicants can access the portal via Ginnie Mae’s website, which also contains resources for issuer-hopefuls including online courses “Ginnie Mae 101” and “Applying to Ginnie Mae.”…
  • Reverse Mortgage Lender Sees Expansion Opportunity In Wake of Market Challenge

    Elizabeth Ecker
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:48 am
    Reverse mortgage lender 1st Financial has launched an expansion into several new states, and is marking growth through new hires nationwide in light of market challenges that are reshaping how some lenders do business. The company, a division of Plymouth, Michigan-based Success Mortgage Partners, which has long operated in Michigan, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, and Indiana, has recently expanded into Texas, Illinois and North Carolina through the addition of two new branches and four new originators. While some reverse mortgage originators are scaling back operations in light of…
  • Small Banks Take Issue with CFPB Over Qualified Mortgage Rules

    Cassandra Dowell
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:17 am
    Nearly 50 community banks are asking the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to revise lending rules for higher-priced loans, charging that current exceptions in the rules for small creditors are not broad enough and negatively impact those wanting to grow their mortgage business. The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) says the CFPB should revise the current ability-to-repay/qualified mortgage (QM) rules and escrow requirements for higher-priced mortgage loans to allow community bank loans held in portfolio for the life of the loan to receive automatic QM safe harbor…
  • Nationwide Foreclosure Inventory Down 37% Compared to Last Year

    Cassandra Dowell
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:43 am
    National foreclosure data from May show that foreclosures and foreclosure inventory have decreased from May last year, by 9.4% and 37% respectively, according to the CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX) May National Foreclosure Report. There were 47,000 completed foreclosures nationally in May 2014, down from 52,000 in May 2013; and as of May 2014, about 660,000 homes in the United States were in some stage of foreclosure, known as the foreclosure inventory, compared to 1 million in May 2013. Completed foreclosures are an indication of the total number of homes actually lost to foreclosure. Since the…
  • Some Housing Markets May Not Experience Recovery Until 2017

    Jason Oliva
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Even three years after the housing recovery began, the national rebound is still in the middle innings as dozens of markets may not see home values fully recovered until 2017, according to a recent analysis from Zillow, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z). Home values in half of the nation’s 100 largest metro areas will not reach their pre-recession peak levels again for another three-plus years, reports the second quarter Zillow Real Estate Market Reports.  Nationally, values are 11.3% below their 2007 peak, but looking ahead Zillow expects them to rise another 4.3% through the second quarter of 2015,…
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  • Connecticut Fireworks Displays for 2014

    Harriman Real Estate
    30 Jun 2014 | 5:37 pm
    The Fourth of July holiday is upon us, so we are pleased to provide this list of upcoming public fireworks around the state. All dates and time are as accurate as possible; for further information or confirmation of dates and times, please contact the appropriate city or town government: July 1 (Tuesday) Vernon: fireworks at 9:40 p.m. at Henry Park (rain date July 2) July 2 (Wednesday) Meriden — Hubbard Park 9:00 p.m. (Rain Date July 3) July 3 (Thursday) Danbury — Danbury Fair Mall at dusk. (Rain Date July 5) Dayville / Killingly — Owen Bell Park (Part of Red, White & Blue BBQ)…
  • 44th Annual Most Holy Trinity Bazaar Starts Tomorrow!

    Harriman Real Estate
    1 Jun 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Seems like the Church of the Resurrection Carnival was just yesterday, and now here comes the next entrant in the Wallingford carnival season, the Most Holy Trinity Bazaar! Beginning Monday night, June 2nd, and running through Saturday, June 7th, this popular event is in its 44th year of providing fun and excitement for kids of all ages. Located at Most Holy Trinity Church at 84 No. Colony Road in Wallingford, this edition of the bazaar once again promises to have enough food, rides, games, prizes, plants, raffles and fun on tap to keep everyone happy! Here is a sample of what will be going…
  • Quinnipiac Chamber to Hold Annual Luncheon

    Harriman Real Estate
    29 May 2014 | 2:05 pm
    The Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce will host their Annual Meeting Luncheon from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Fantasia, 404 Washington Avenue in North Haven, CT. At the Annual Meeting Luncheon, the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce will officially kick off its year-long 100 Year Anniversary Celebration.  The 100 Year Anniversary will be celebrated with a gala to be held at Choate Rosemary Hall in June 2015. The speaker for this event will be Dr. John Lahey, president of Quinnipiac University. Lahey has been Quinnipiac’s president since 1987. His leadership has led to the…
  • Lyman Hall High School Art Students Open House

    Harriman Real Estate
    27 May 2014 | 2:05 pm
    The second 60 days of our Wallingford Inspires Art Wall is coming to a close, and we hope you got a chance to see the first two artists’ work at least once. For the first 60 day display we featured local photographer Wendy Kenerson and her beautiful images of Mackenzie Reservoir, Gouveia Vineyards, and more. Many people commented on her work during our Grand Opening, and we were proud to have her images grace our office walls. Beginning on April 1st we had photo collages of Wallingford barns done by art students at Lyman Hall High School under the direction of Art Teacher Colin…
  • Help a Make-A-Wish Child, Attend the Wallingford Adopt-A-Wish Fundraiser

    Harriman Real Estate
    12 May 2014 | 10:44 am
    As many of you may know, Pat is heavily involved with the Connecticut chapter of Make-A-Wish. In fact, she just finished up what is being called the biggest wish ever granted in the state, a Walk For Wishes event held at Bridgeport’s Beardsley Zoo, which was an overwhelming success. The next event on her busy schedule is the Wallingford Adopt-A-Wish Wine Social Fundraiser at Gouveia Vineyards in Wallingford. The purpose of the event is to raise money to be put towards granting the wish of a Wallingford child who is coping with a life-threatening illness. The average cost of granting a wish…
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  • Fourth Circuit Affirms Dismissal Of Class Action Alleging Illegal Mortgage Referrals

    BuckleySandler LLP
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:24 pm
    On July 10, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a district court’s holding that the fees charged by a mortgage company jointly owned by a national bank and a real estate firm did not violate Maryland’s Finder’s Fee Act....By: BuckleySandler LLP
  • Citigroup Settles with DOJ for $7 Billion

    Bilzin Sumberg Mortgage Repurchase Group
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Citigroup announced last week that it will pay $7 billion to end an investigation by the U.S Department of Justice into misconduct related to its mortgage securitization practices. The blockbuster settlement came days before DOJ lawyers were expected...By: Bilzin Sumberg Mortgage Repurchase Group
  • HUD continues reorganization of key leadership

    Ballard Spahr LLP
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:20 pm
    As part of its efforts towards continued reorganization, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has recently announced changes to the Office of Multifamily Housing leadership staff. Mark Van Kirk, the Director of Asset Management,...By: Ballard Spahr LLP
  • Milliken v. Jacono: Home Seller not Required to Disclose Murder/Suicide

    McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:14 pm
    In a unanimous decision handed down July 21, 2014, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that psychological stigma is not a material defect of real estate which sellers must disclose to buyers. The Court held that the occurrence of a 2006...By: McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC
  • Recent Tax Developments

    McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:13 pm
    The following is a summary of the most important tax developments that have occurred in the past several months that may affect you, your family, your investments, and your livelihood. Please call us for more information about any of these...By: McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC
 
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  • Why Don’t Banks let you choose your own rate?

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

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

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

    Steve Heideman
    7 Feb 2014 | 3:06 pm
    With “a lot of exciting changes going on in the mortgage industry,” local expert Mike Goblet of United Mortgage and Financial Group discusses what to expect in 2014 in this edition of Arizona Mortgage News. From qualified mortgages resulting from the Dodd‑Frank Bill of 2010 and who will be affected, to loan level adjustments, rate increases and a higher focus on high FICO scores, Mike addresses the big changes on the horizon in the upcoming year. Learn all this and more in this informative video, or contact United Mortgage at 480‑503‑3533, or visit www.unitedmortgagefinancial.com.
  • Is A Bank a Better Choice Than a Mortgage Broker for a Home Loan?

    Steve Heideman
    14 Nov 2013 | 11:10 am
    In this edition of Arizona Mortgage News with local expert Mike Goblet of United Mortgage and Financial Group, we’re going to talk a little bit about the difference between a mortgage broker and a bank. Which one is a better option for when you’re out there looking for a mortgage? The basic difference between a mortgage bank and what is a mortgage broker is that a mortgage bank closes your home loan in their own name, with their own funds, with a line of credit that they already have established. A mortgage broker, on the other hand, does not close the loan in their own name. …
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  • Bobbi Kristina fuming over film about late mom

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:40 am
    Bobbi Kristina fuming over film about late momGettyWhitney Houston's daughter is reportedly outraged over some controversial decisions. What won't be used in the film More to seeEmma Stone called 'timeless'Tiny kitten survives typhoon
  • Lost IRS emails may potentially be recovered

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:40 am
    Lost IRS emails may potentially be recoveredGettyThe head of the IRS confirmed Wednesday that investigators are reviewing 'backup tapes,' despite earlier claims the tapes were lost.Issue that's 'being looked at'More newsMan kills wife, puts mask on herVeteran was locked in VA clinic
  • Jon Stewart's crazy $10 billion plan to buy CNN

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:40 am
    Jon Stewart's crazy $10 billion plan to buy CNNGettyThe 'Daily Show' host responded to Rupert Murdoch's bid to buy Time Warner with his own over-the-top grab at network domination.His hilarious 'Kickstarter' pageMore entertainmentMartin's response to fan letterDebut of 'Nightcrawler' trailer
  • Cavs have competition in Love sweeps

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:40 am
    Cavs have competition in Love sweepsAPCleveland's plan to team up Kevin Love with LeBron James could be foiled by a conference rival, according to reports.Team also pursuing All-StarMore sports coverageEagles starter apologizes for banKluwe, Vikings try to settle lawsuit
  • NASA's bold initiative hits roadblock

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:40 am
    NASA's bold initiative hits roadblockGettyAmerica's space agency may not be able to get one of its most ambitious programs off the ground due to an unexpected $400 million shortfall.'Massive undertaking'More newsUN launches Gaza probeGood news for 'Obamacare'
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  • Bobbi Kristina fuming over film about late mom

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:40 am
    Bobbi Kristina fuming over film about late momGettyWhitney Houston's daughter is reportedly outraged over some controversial decisions. What won't be used in the film More to seeEmma Stone called 'timeless'Tiny kitten survives typhoon
  • Lost IRS emails may potentially be recovered

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:40 am
    Lost IRS emails may potentially be recoveredGettyThe head of the IRS confirmed Wednesday that investigators are reviewing 'backup tapes,' despite earlier claims the tapes were lost.Issue that's 'being looked at'More newsMan kills wife, puts mask on herVeteran was locked in VA clinic
  • Jon Stewart's crazy $10 billion plan to buy CNN

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:40 am
    Jon Stewart's crazy $10 billion plan to buy CNNGettyThe 'Daily Show' host responded to Rupert Murdoch's bid to buy Time Warner with his own over-the-top grab at network domination.His hilarious 'Kickstarter' pageMore entertainmentMartin's response to fan letterDebut of 'Nightcrawler' trailer
  • Cavs have competition in Love sweeps

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:40 am
    Cavs have competition in Love sweepsAPCleveland's plan to team up Kevin Love with LeBron James could be foiled by a conference rival, according to reports.Team also pursuing All-StarMore sports coverageEagles starter apologizes for banKluwe, Vikings try to settle lawsuit
  • NASA's bold initiative hits roadblock

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:40 am
    NASA's bold initiative hits roadblockGettyAmerica's space agency may not be able to get one of its most ambitious programs off the ground due to an unexpected $400 million shortfall.'Massive undertaking'More newsUN launches Gaza probeGood news for 'Obamacare'
 
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  • Bobbi Kristina fuming over film about late mom

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:40 am
    Bobbi Kristina fuming over film about late momGettyWhitney Houston's daughter is reportedly outraged over some controversial decisions. What won't be used in the film More to seeEmma Stone called 'timeless'Tiny kitten survives typhoon
  • Lost IRS emails may potentially be recovered

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:40 am
    Lost IRS emails may potentially be recoveredGettyThe head of the IRS confirmed Wednesday that investigators are reviewing 'backup tapes,' despite earlier claims the tapes were lost.Issue that's 'being looked at'More newsMan kills wife, puts mask on herVeteran was locked in VA clinic
  • Jon Stewart's crazy $10 billion plan to buy CNN

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:40 am
    Jon Stewart's crazy $10 billion plan to buy CNNGettyThe 'Daily Show' host responded to Rupert Murdoch's bid to buy Time Warner with his own over-the-top grab at network domination.His hilarious 'Kickstarter' pageMore entertainmentMartin's response to fan letterDebut of 'Nightcrawler' trailer
  • Cavs have competition in Love sweeps

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:40 am
    Cavs have competition in Love sweepsAPCleveland's plan to team up Kevin Love with LeBron James could be foiled by a conference rival, according to reports.Team also pursuing All-StarMore sports coverageEagles starter apologizes for banKluwe, Vikings try to settle lawsuit
  • NASA's bold initiative hits roadblock

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:40 am
    NASA's bold initiative hits roadblockGettyAmerica's space agency may not be able to get one of its most ambitious programs off the ground due to an unexpected $400 million shortfall.'Massive undertaking'More newsUN launches Gaza probeGood news for 'Obamacare'
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    Latest Activity on CREOpoint

  • Brian Klebash posted an event

    17 Jul 2014 | 7:59 am
    Brian Klebash posted an eventThe Northern California Apartment Summit at The City Club of San FranciscoSeptember 30, 2014 from 7am to 4pmSave the Date for The inaugural Northern California Apartment Summit, the next installment in The National Multifamily Investment Series, the high-level commercial real estate conference series for active and innovative multifamily developers, investors, owners/operators, equity sources, debt sources, technology firms and service providers.The Northern California Apartment Summit will bring together 400+ senior-level commercial real estate executives who…
  • Brian Klebash posted events

    8 Jul 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Brian Klebash posted eventsThe Second Annual Northeast Industrial Real Estate SummitSeptember 23, 2014 from 7am to 4pmThe Second Annual Washington, D.C. & Mid-Atlantic Data Center SummitSeptember 16, 2014 from 7am to 4pm
  • Leslie Braunstein posted blog posts

    2 Jul 2014 | 7:29 am
    Leslie Braunstein posted blog postsJCR Acquires DC, VA Retail for $15.85 MillionWashington Property Company Breaks Ground For Solaire Bethesda
  • Angelina Carleton updated their profile

    17 Jun 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Angelina Carleton updated their profile
  • Leslie Braunstein posted a blog post

    4 Jun 2014 | 9:06 am
    Leslie Braunstein posted a blog postThe Adamo condos under construction in DC's Adams MorganIn the heart of Adams Morgan, one of the most exciting neighborhoods of Washington, DC, Perseus Realty is developing The Adamo, a 34-unit luxury condominium with contemporary flair. Urban Pace, Washington’s leading condo sales and marketing firm, will begin presales in September.In 2012, Perseus acquired the site at 1827 Adams Mill Road and began assembling design specialists who could bring the atheistic necessary for such a prominent location. Following demolition of an existing structure on…
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    Missouri Living At It's BEST!

  • Invest in the dowtown 300 block of West College St. in Branson, MO

    Steve Mattison, Ozarksagent Steve Mattison - ABR, e-Pro - Branson (Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Realty of Branson)
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:16 am
    Entire city block in downtown Branson OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescription $300,000 Single Family Home Main Features 2 Bedrooms1 Bathroom12 UnitsInterior: 1,107 sqftLot: 32,780 sqft Location 324 West College StreetBranson, MO 65616USA Steve Mattison ABR e-Pro Keller Williams Tri-lakes(417) 336-4999steve@ozarksagent.comhttp://www.ozarksagent.com          Listed by: Keller Williams Tri-Lakes (BSF) 417-336-4999 Our recent listings Entire city block in downtown BransonWorking cattle ranch by Table Rock LakeLakefront Home with a great view too.One level ranch home on almost level lotsHome…
  • Lake-front cabin on Table Rock Lake with a view to enjoy year-round!

    Steve Mattison, Ozarksagent Steve Mattison - ABR, e-Pro - Branson (Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Realty of Branson)
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:16 pm
    Lakefront Home with a great view too. OverviewMapsPhotosDescription $132,500 Single Family Home Main Features 2 Bedrooms1 BathroomInterior: 926 sqftLot: 2,628 sqft Location 227 3rd St.Branson West, MO 65737USA Steve Mattison ABR e-Pro Keller Williams Tri-lakes(417) 336-4999steve@ozarksagent.comhttp://www.ozarksagent.com          Listed by: Keller Williams Tri-Lakes (BSF) 417-336-4999 Our recent listings Lakefront Home with a great view too.One level ranch home on almost level lotsHome by Table Rock Lake for sale.Table Rock Lake-front Home with ViewHome for the horse lover with 20…
  • One acre estate Ranch home one level with level land in Branson!

    Steve Mattison, Ozarksagent Steve Mattison - ABR, e-Pro - Branson (Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Realty of Branson)
    16 Jun 2014 | 1:14 pm
    One level ranch home on almost level lots OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescriptionNeighborhood $215,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,734 sqftLot: 1.00 acre(s) Location 245 Country Hills Dr.Branson, MO 65616USA Steve Mattison ABR e-Pro Keller Williams Tri-lakes(417) 336-4999steve@ozarksagent.comhttp://www.ozarksagent.com          Listed by: Keller Williams Tri-Lakes (BSF) 417-336-4999 Our recent listings One level ranch home on almost level lotsTable Rock Lake-front Home with ViewHome for the horse lover with 20 acres.Luxury 3 bedroom Condo w/2…
  • 839 Lake Bluff Drive, Reeds Spring, MO 65737

    Steve Mattison, Ozarksagent Steve Mattison - ABR, e-Pro - Branson (Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Realty of Branson)
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Home by Table Rock Lake for sale. OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescription $109,900 Single Family Home Main Features 2 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,374 sqftLot: 0.32 acre(s) Location 839 Lake Bluff DriveReeds Spring, MO 65737USA Steve Mattison ABR e-Pro Keller Williams Tri-lakes(417) 336-4999steve@ozarksagent.comhttp://www.ozarksagent.com          Listed by: Keller Williams Tri-Lakes (BSF) 417-336-4999 Our recent listings Home by Table Rock Lake for sale.Table Rock Lake-front Home with ViewHoliday Hills Condo in move-in condition.Home for the horse lover with 20 acres.Home with…
  • 4813 N Kensington Dr, Ozark, MO 65721

    Steve Mattison, Ozarksagent Steve Mattison - ABR, e-Pro - Branson (Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Realty of Branson)
    9 Apr 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Beautiful home with all the upgrades. OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescription $129,900 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,568 sqftLot: 8,400 sqft Location 4813 N. Kensington Dr.Ozark, MO 65721USA Steve Mattison ABR e-Pro Keller Williams Tri-lakes(417) 336-4999steve@ozarksagent.comhttp://www.ozarksagent.com          Listed by: Keller Williams Tri-Lakes (BSF) 417-336-4999 Our recent listings Home for the horse lover with 20 acres.Holiday Hills Condo in move-in condition.Home with character and space too.Home with acreage by NixaBeautiful home with all the…
 
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    Inman News

  • Want to be a hyperlocal content specialist? Get serious about stats, incubation strategy

    Gina Thelemann
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    As a Berkeley resident who has also seen dozens of terrible real estate sites masquerading as local content hubs, I was struck by how engaging Arron Sweeney's YourBerkeley.com website was. I met with Arron to ask him about his strategy and ongoing plans for the site ...
  • Connect with the Indian marketplace next month in Kolkata

    Inman News
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:21 am
    The National Association of Realtors-India is holding its sixth annual meeting Aug. 16-17 in Kolkata. While some of the scheduled programming might sound familiarly mind-numbing to American Realtors (“Standardization of Global Practice in Real Estate”), others topics seem a little ...
  • 5 elephants that the real estate industry doesn’t want to acknowledge are in the room

    Inman News
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Speaking at a California Association of Realtors event, consultant Rob Hahn laid out what he calls “five unspeakables” that real estate industry leaders don’t like to hash out in public: Too much incompetence. Agent teams are the future of the ...
  • Is realtor.com no longer a Realtor’s best friend?

    Paul Hagey
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Realtor.com may be the official consumer website of the National Association of Realtors, but rival search portals Zillow and Trulia have improved their value proposition to listing agents and brokers to the point “where many Realtors and MLSs feel they ...
  • Predictive analytics real estate marketing startup raises $12M

    Inman News
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:25 pm
    SmartZip Analytics Inc., maker of a predictive analytics tool that helps real estate pros target their marketing to homeowners who may be likely to sell soon, has raised $12 million in a Series B funding round. The Pleasanton, California-based firm, ...
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    New at craigmische.com

  • A Nice Evening at The Chain

    Craig Mische
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:56 pm
    After last night’s storm, Alexandrians are being treated to a nice evening. A few minutes ago I was sitting lakeside enjoying today’s Wall Street Journal and a glass of wine and decided to record the pleasantness. As you will see in the video, Lake Carlos is beckoning and I may have to visit the big lake via Stand Up Paddleboard. May is the keyword as sitting ten feet from the shore with news and wine is tough to leave.
  • Alexandria’s Farmers Market

    Craig Mische
    20 Jul 2014 | 5:59 am
    Each Tuesday (9-12, June 24– October 28) , Thursday (3-6, June 19 – October 33) and Saturday (9-12, May 10 – October 25) 1/2 block north of Big Ole in Alexandria, there is a Farmers Market. It seems to be getting bigger and busier each year. The market offers a full line of locally raised produce: apples, beans, beets, blueberries, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, garlic, herbs, lettuce, onions, peas, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, raspberries, squash, strawberries, sweet corn, tomatoes, bedding plants, flowers, elk, lamb, beef, eggs and chicken. Yesterday around 11 am I went…
  • Sneak Peak at Lake Carlos

    Craig Mische
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:16 am
    Early next week, a lake home located on the west side of Lake Carlos will be listed for sale with Counselor Realty in Alexandria’s MLS. It has 197 feet of lake frontage and the home has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. There also is a 30′ by 30′ storage building. Get a sneak peak of it from the air in the video embedded below. If interested to learn more prior it hitting the market, contact me or Linda Akenson (we are co-listing the property) at 320-762-1111.
  • Supermoon Over The Chain of Lakes

    Craig Mische
    12 Jul 2014 | 10:16 am
    The first of three supermoons in 2014 was out last night and I took some photos shortly after 9 pm so the moon didn’t quite appear so super. The nickname is for full moons that happen when the moon is relatively close to Earth. The closer distance makes the full moons appear larger and brighter than normal. The photo below was shot a little later at 9:51 pm with some of the home and cottages of Darling Drive in the foreground. The next supermoons will be on August 10the and September 9th.
  • Postcard History Series, Alexandria

    Craig Mische
    10 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    A friend of mine and longtime Alexandrian, Barb Grover, has written a second book. Her first book, Images of America : Alexandria” was released in 2013 by Arcadia Publishing and helps readers discover how the unique spirit of Alexandria grew out of its early days as a pioneer outpost. In her second book, also released by Arcadia Publishing and part of their Postcard Series, Barb highlights the beauty of Alexandria’s and Douglas County’s lakes as well as the history of this beautiful area through more than 200 vintages postcards. The images in ‘Postcard History Series:…
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    Developments

  • Unsolicited Bid for AmREIT Stirs Market

    Robbie Whelan
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Regency Centers Corp.’s unsolicited offer to buy Houston-based AmREIT Inc. Thursday demonstrates how competition has increased for high-quality shopping centers, particularly those anchored by grocery stores.
  • Commercial Property Prices Pick Up Steam in May

    Eliot Brown
    5 Jun 2014 | 10:10 am
    After months of sluggish growth, U.S. commercial property values grew 2% in May, according to the Green Street Commercial Property Price Index.
  • Willis Tower Said to Seek Loan Modification

    Eliot Brown
    2 Jun 2014 | 3:53 pm
    The venture that owns the 110-story Willis Tower is facing a potential default on the building’s $774 million in debt and is seeking to renegotiate the terms of its loan with creditors, ratings agency Fitch Ratings said Monday.
  • West Coast Condo Values Continue to Rise

    Conor Dougherty
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Downtown condominium prices continue to skyrocket in West Coast cities, as the booming tech industry and interest from foreign buyers sends condo prices skyward and leaving little left to buy.
  • Is U.S. Housing Unaffordable? It Depends on How You Chart It

    Nick Timiraos
    11 Feb 2014 | 10:59 am
    Rising home prices and interest rates made housing less affordable last year than at any time in the last five years, according to National Association of Realtors data. So is it time to sound the siren over a housing bubble? Not really.
 
 
 
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    HUD Press Releases

  • HUD Awards Nearly $120 Million to Four Communities to Revitalize Housing, Surrounding Neighborhoods

    30 Jun 2014 | 5:07 am
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan traveled to Columbus, Ohio today to announce that four communities will receive a combined $119.7 million to redevelop severely distressed public or HUD-assisted housing and bring comprehensive neighborhood revitalization to blighted areas. HUD is awarding Choice Neighborhoods Initiative implementation grants to stakeholder groups in Columbus, Ohio; Norwalk, Connecticut; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Pittsburgh Pennsylvania in order to begin the process of transforming, rehabilitating and preserving…
  • HUD Provides Additional Funds for Nearly 900 Local Homeless Programs Across the Country

    19 Jun 2014 | 5:07 am
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced a second round of grants totaling $140 million to nearly 900 local homeless assistance programs across the country (see attached chart). Provided through HUD's Continuum of Care Program, the funding announced today will ensure additional permanent and transitional housing renewal projects are able to continue operating in the coming year, providing critically needed housing and support services to those persons and families experiencing homelessness.
  • FHA Announces New Guidance Prohibiting Deceptive Marketing

    19 Jun 2014 | 5:07 am
    WASHINGTON - The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) published a Mortgagee Letter today reminding lenders participating in the agency's Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Program to make certain senior borrowers are fully informed of all their options when applying for reverse mortgages. FHA's Mortgagee Letter also reinforces the agency's prohibition against misleading or deceptive advertising and that this prohibition extends to misleading or deceptive descriptions of the HECM program.
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    Investments

  • CoreLogic slashes 2014 mortgage origination estimate by 10%

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Corelogic’s second quarter revenue increased to $349.4 million, which was also up 0.4% from 2Q13. The company said that the increase was “despite an estimated 50% contraction in U.S. mortgage volumes.”
  • Single-family rental companies swallow small investors

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Smaller investors with limited capital or deadlines to repay investors are now selling houses as bigger firms eagerly wait to buy them out.
  • The first: Jefferies trader Litvak gets 2 years for TARP fraud

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Former Jefferies & Co. Managing Director Jesse Litvak was sentenced to two years in prison for lying to clients about mortgage-backed securities, Bloomberg is reporting. The conviction is the first of its kind and very rare generally.
  • IMF forecasts interest rates lower than Fed's estimates

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:54 am
    The Federal Reserve will be able to hike rates gradually given the slack in the labor market and continued low inflation, with the first rake higher likely to come in midsummer of 2015, according to the International Monetary Fund.
  • Ginnie Mae ditches paper and goes eMortgage

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:07 am
    Ginnie Mae, the only issuer of government-backed mortgage bonds, announced it is moving away from paper-based issuer applications to an all-electronic system. As of September 1, all applicants will be required to file electronically, via the Application Connection.
 
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    Real Estate Broker Market News- IQ Real Estate

  • Free Real Estate Marketing

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:48 am
    Get quality referrals and leads. Post Flash Property Listings (up to 10 photos per listing, no limits). Upgrade to Photo / Premium Broker / Agent Listing for free. If you are a 4-Star Agent or Broker, you should check IQRealEstate.com out. Over 900,000 agents listed. We are by far the Fastest Growing Directory online. Over 300,000 pages indexed in search engines. Be IQ Smart.
  • Homes from the inside and out

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:48 am
    Have you stopped by the new place in Big Bear City? Estate Realty and Seasons Home Decor held its grand opening July 1. Real estate broker Tamara Nia has set up shop in the A-frame building on the cor
  • Baird & Warner Launches Mobile Real Estate Platform

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:48 am
    CHICAGO, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Baird & Warner has developed and launched bw hiveSM, a proprietary business solution for its broker associates that combines the 15 tools that real estate professionals use most into a single digital platform. A key component of the leading brokerage's mobile strategy, bw hive is accessible to Baird & Warner broker associates through virtually any mobile ...
  • Veteran Hinesville Realtor steps aside

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:48 am
    HINESVILLE - George Holtzman, the longest-serving member of Georgia Real Estate Commission, is stepping down from his role as broker/owner of Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors, after 40 years in the industry.
  • Top-Producing Agent Team Joins Real Living Real Estate

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:48 am
    Real Living Real Estate, one of the nation's leading real estate franchisors and a member of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage networks, today announced the fo
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    Planetizen: The Urban Planning, Design, and Development Network

  • Cities Criminalizing Homelessness Amid Urban Boom

    Planetizen
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    More cities—many of them "revitalizing" their urban cores at the same time as a national recession and a real estate market beset by diminishing supplies of low-income housing—are criminalizing homelessness.
  • Meet Dallas' New 'Bike Czar'

    Planetizen
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    In an article for the Dallas Morning News, Tom Benning introduces Ashley Haire as the city of Dallas' new bike coordinator. Haire comes to the job of delivering more bicycle infrastructure to Dallas by way of Portland and TxDOT.
  • Study: Parks Make for Better People

    Planetizen
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Tom Jacobs details the findings of a study out of France that finds evidence of what researchers call "green altruism"—or people treating each other better after period of immersion in a natural environment.
  • Ordinary Materials, Fantastic Opportunities

    Planetizen
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Michael Demkowicz says that steel, aluminum, and concrete are among materials we understand least, but all have big possibilities for engineers.
  • Oil and Rail Industries Agree to Phase Out Oldest Rail Oil Tank Cars

    Planetizen
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    A deal may be near between energy and rail industries and the Department of Transportation to phase out the DOT-111 tank car—the same kind implicated in the horrific explosions of oil trains, particularly those carry Bakken crude from North Dakota.
 
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    Business Insider

  • 10 Things In Tech You Need To Know This Morning (FB, YHOO, AAPL, MSFT, CSCO)

    Jay Yarow
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:35 am
    Good morning! It's going to be sunny and pretty warm (low 80s) here in New York. Let's look at the news. Facebook delivered strong earnings that sent the stock to all-time highs in after-hours trading. It beat expectations on the top and bottom line. The company is just executing really well right now. On the earnings call, Mark Zuckerberg said photos are out and messages are in: "There's only so many photos you want to share."  We got an interview with Cisco's CEO and it's really good. He talks about everything from firing people to buying companies to why he cries a lot. Yahoo…
  • LIVE: Ford Announces Earnings (F)

    Sam Ro
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:34 am
    Ford just announced Q2 financial results that were better than expected. More to come...Join the conversation about this story »
  • Let's Quickly Run Through Some Of The Great Economic News Of The Morning

    Sam Ro
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:32 am
    So, the preliminary purchasing managers' index (PMI) reports are being released around the world, and overall they've been much stronger than expected. PMI is based on a survey of purchasing managers, and it captures a wide array of information including activity, orders, prices, employment, and outlook. Any reading about 50 represents growth. Let's run through some of the big reports: China PMI (52.0 in July, 51.0 Estimated): This was an 18-month high. "Economic activity continues to improve in July, suggesting that the cumulative impact of mini-stimulus measures introduced earlier is still…
  • German Officials Say The EU Will Hit Putin With Biting Sanctions

    Reuters
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:49 am
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The German government believes the European Union could move to sanctions on sectors of the Russian economy by the end of July unless Russia acts quickly to defuse the crisis in eastern Ukraine, an EU source said on Thursday. German officials in Brussels have also briefed that Berlin favors a time limit on how long new Russian sanctions should last to provide an opportunity for relations to return to normal, the source said. EU ambassadors will discuss for the first time on Thursday imposing sanctions on sectors…
  • Air Algerie Loses Contact With Plane After Takeoff

    Dina Spector and Michael B Kelley
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:14 am
    A flight chartered by Air Algerie has disappeared from radar en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers, Associated Press reports Air navigation services lost track of flight AH5017 about 50 minutes after takeoff from Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso in West Africa. "We have lost contact with the plane," said Swiftair, the Spanish operator of the plane. The aircraft, a Swiftair MD83, is carrying 110 passengers and 6 crew members, including two pilots and four cabin crew. Swiftair says the plane "has not reached its destination. Until now…
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    Inman News

  • Want to be a hyperlocal content specialist? Get serious about stats, incubation strategy

    Gina Thelemann
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    As a Berkeley resident who has also seen dozens of terrible real estate sites masquerading as local content hubs, I was struck by how engaging Arron Sweeney's YourBerkeley.com website was. I met with Arron to ask him about his strategy and ongoing plans for the site ...
  • Connect with the Indian marketplace next month in Kolkata

    Inman News
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:21 am
    The National Association of Realtors-India is holding its sixth annual meeting Aug. 16-17 in Kolkata. While some of the scheduled programming might sound familiarly mind-numbing to American Realtors (“Standardization of Global Practice in Real Estate”), others topics seem a little ...
  • 5 elephants that the real estate industry doesn’t want to acknowledge are in the room

    Inman News
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Speaking at a California Association of Realtors event, consultant Rob Hahn laid out what he calls “five unspeakables” that real estate industry leaders don’t like to hash out in public: Too much incompetence. Agent teams are the future of the ...
  • Is realtor.com no longer a Realtor’s best friend?

    Paul Hagey
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Realtor.com may be the official consumer website of the National Association of Realtors, but rival search portals Zillow and Trulia have improved their value proposition to listing agents and brokers to the point “where many Realtors and MLSs feel they ...
  • Predictive analytics real estate marketing startup raises $12M

    Inman News
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:25 pm
    SmartZip Analytics Inc., maker of a predictive analytics tool that helps real estate pros target their marketing to homeowners who may be likely to sell soon, has raised $12 million in a Series B funding round. The Pleasanton, California-based firm, ...
 
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    Developments

  • Unsolicited Bid for AmREIT Stirs Market

    Robbie Whelan
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Regency Centers Corp.’s unsolicited offer to buy Houston-based AmREIT Inc. Thursday demonstrates how competition has increased for high-quality shopping centers, particularly those anchored by grocery stores.
  • Commercial Property Prices Pick Up Steam in May

    Eliot Brown
    5 Jun 2014 | 10:10 am
    After months of sluggish growth, U.S. commercial property values grew 2% in May, according to the Green Street Commercial Property Price Index.
  • Willis Tower Said to Seek Loan Modification

    Eliot Brown
    2 Jun 2014 | 3:53 pm
    The venture that owns the 110-story Willis Tower is facing a potential default on the building’s $774 million in debt and is seeking to renegotiate the terms of its loan with creditors, ratings agency Fitch Ratings said Monday.
  • West Coast Condo Values Continue to Rise

    Conor Dougherty
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Downtown condominium prices continue to skyrocket in West Coast cities, as the booming tech industry and interest from foreign buyers sends condo prices skyward and leaving little left to buy.
  • Is U.S. Housing Unaffordable? It Depends on How You Chart It

    Nick Timiraos
    11 Feb 2014 | 10:59 am
    Rising home prices and interest rates made housing less affordable last year than at any time in the last five years, according to National Association of Realtors data. So is it time to sound the siren over a housing bubble? Not really.
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    The Housing Chronicles Blog

  • BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 7/22/14

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 7/22/14 on the Web. In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:Leading Economic Indicators increased 0.3 percent in JuneConsumer sentiment takes preliminary dip in July Want 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 7/18/14

    18 Jul 2014 | 11:22 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 7/18/14 on the Web. In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:June housing starts plummeted in the South but rose in U.S. other regionsJune building permits dip by 4.2 percent from May but still up 2.7 percent year-over-yearInitial unemployment claims fall to lowest level since June 2007Mortgage applications dip by 3.6 percent in latest surveyBusiness inventories rose by 0.5 percent in May, matching expectationsPhiladelphia Fed's Outlook Survey showed continued regional expansion in…
  • BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 7/17/14

    17 Jul 2014 | 10:11 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 7/17/14 on the Web. In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:Builder confidence rebounds by four points to 53 in JulyRetail sales rose less than expected in July due to fewer auto salesProducer Price Index rose 0.4 percent in June, up 1.9 percent for previous 12 monthsIndustrial production up by 0.2 percent in June and 5.5 percent annual rate in 2Q 2014Business conditions climb for highest level in four years for New York firmsWant to advertise in the newsletter and reach over 130,000…
  • July column for Builder & Developer magazine now online

    14 Jul 2014 | 2:18 pm
    My column for the July 2014 issue of Builder and Developer magazine is now posted online.For this issue, entitled "Green Building Takes on Climate Change," I reviewed the June report released from The Risky Business Project and what that could mean for the building industry.  An excerpt:In late 2013, a trio of business leaders including Michael Bloomberg, Hank Paulson and investment fund billionaire Tom Steyer teamed up to found the Risky Business Project with a simple mandate: Determine the potential consequences for the U.S. economy without significant changes in the way we consume and…
  • BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 7/1114

    11 Jul 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 7/11/14 on the Web. In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:Federal Reserve to end QEIII in October, but interest rate hikes further offInitial unemployment claims fall by 11,000 in latest reportWholesale inventories rose by 0.5 percent in MayMortgage applications rose by 1.9 percent in latest surveyWant to advertise in the newsletter and reach over 130,000 readers? Contact National Sales Manager Nick Cosan at nkosan@penpubinc.com.www.metrointel.com
 
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    NHC Open House Blog

  • What’s next in housing and transportation cost research?

    21 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    by Chris Marshall, National Housing ConferenceNHC’s Center for Housing Policy will begin researching the combined housing and transportation (H+T) costs of low-income households (those at or below 50 percent of area median income (AMI)). To do so, Center staff is capitalizing on data from HUD’s Location Affordability Index(LAI). The LAI predicts housing and transportation costs for different geographic levels in 942 Core Based Statistical Areas (covering 94 percent of the U.S. population). The cost estimates are for 12 different household types, ranging in estimated income from a…
  • Who lives in subsidized housing?

    18 Jul 2014 | 7:23 am
    by Lisa Sturtevant, Ph.D., National Housing ConferenceAs I wrote in this space last week, HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) has released detailed data about households receiving Federal housing assistance. According to the new data, in 2013 there were over 5.2 million HUD-subsidized housing units in the United States serving over 10 million people. Who is receiving Federal housing assistance?·         The majority of households receiving assistance are either families with children, seniors or households with a disabled…
  • Sure, housing is a business. But it's also a movement.

    16 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    by Chris Estes, National Housing ConferenceOne of the benefits of living and working in Washington, DC is that this city is experiencing the kind of growth and rapid neighborhood change that regularly puts issues of displacement, development and affordability in the local news.This past weekend I was struck by several local news stories that highlighted the federal and local response to housing issues that are common here and around the country. Some have real implications for our messaging and communications, some for local advocacy participation and some have federal leverage points. For…
  • HUD releases new data on subsidized households

    7 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    by Lisa Sturtevant, Ph.D., National Housing ConferenceHUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) has released detailed data about households receiving Federal housing assistance. According to the new data, in 2013 there were over 5.2 million HUD-subsidized housing units in the United States serving over 10 million people. Over the next week or two, NHC’s Center for Housing Policy will be analyzing the subsidized household data to provide a better understanding of the characteristics of families and individuals who benefit from HUD programs. A few key findings from the…
  • Time to think ahead to the fall

    1 Jul 2014 | 8:50 am
    by Chris Estes, National Housing ConferenceJuly is an interesting time in Washington, when many folks have one eye to Independence Day celebrations in town, and another to escaping the heat and humidity of the city. While recess puts legislative work on hold, we expect several major opportunities on the regulatory side, as Ethan describes below.There is no lull in NHC’s work, either. With our signature events, the Annual Gala and Policy Symposium, behind us, we immediately shift our focus to our very busy fall that will culminate in Solutions 2014 in Oakland, Calif. Nov. 18-20.The Solutions…
 
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    Austin Texas Real Estate Blog

  • Finding a Job in Austin, Texas

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

    Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC)
    23 Jun 2014 | 12:35 pm
    In 2007 I wrote the blog post "Family Fun in Austin, Texas" and since it has been awhile, I thought I would revisit the topic. Austin certainly has no shortage of family fun options, many of which have opened since I first wrote the original post on this topic. So, without further ado, here are some more ideas for family fun in Austin! Austin Aquarium - The Austin Aquarium opened in December of 2013 to much fanfare and excitement. Located on 183 South, just past Lake Creek Parkway, the Austin Aquarium is open 365 days a year, and provides discounts from time to time.  Thinkery - The new…
  • Help Provide Housing & Cars for Four Different Families - Luke 6 Ministries

    Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC)
    14 May 2014 | 9:23 am
    I am feeling ambitious, apparently. PLEASE consider re-blogging and/or donating if you're able. We just launched one of our most ambitious and exciting fundraisers, because it affects so many people's lives so directly. We have become friends with four families totaling 18 people, who all are very needy, and could use any help you can give to get them more stable and able to support themselves. Among these friends, 11 of them are children ranging from 1-14 years old. Two families are in need of places to stay, because they are currently living in motels. As you might well imagine, motel life…
  • Ministry Update - Luke 6 Ministries - Helping the Homeless & Needy

    Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC)
    7 May 2014 | 2:35 am
    We have been blessed to be able to help several new families recently, and I see a lot of potential with each of them. As a result, however, we are very low now on ministry funds, but the needs don't take a break, obviously.To give you a sense of the folks we're currently assisting, here is a quick list with brief descriptions:* Young veteran and his wife, with 3 kids ages 2 and under (twin 2-year-old girls and a 1-year-old boy). He is working full-time next door to the motel where they currently live, but still trying to get back on their feet following a layoff and eviction.* Young couple…
  • Austin - The New Foodie Destination?

    Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC)
    3 Apr 2014 | 7:35 am
    Austin has been anything but low-profile in the past few years, garnering attention for our music festivals and our tech scene, among other claims to fame. Lately, however, Austin is getting a reputation as a "foodie" destination. Austin eateries have been featured on such shows as "Man Vs. Food", "No Reservations" and "Feed The Beast". Also, we can't forget that Paul Qui, of Top Chef Austin, resides, well, in Austin. He creates cullinary masterpieces at his downtown restaurant, Qui. You can also find international cuisine at Austin favorites such as The Clay Pit, which features traditional…
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    Web Real Estate Tools

  • How to easily plot & map multiple locations

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

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

    Peter Toner
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Setting up WordPress for SEO is not rocket science, … real estate agents will just need to understand exactly what HTML formatting principals work and how to apply them! Lets use this very same page to demonstrate the simple steps needed. Fully marked up SEO graphic at the end of this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Another way to use testamonials

    Peter Toner
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:04 pm
    You finally landed that listing presentation you were after … and you are in competition with at least two other agents, that you know of. What is your differentiator, or in marketing speak – your USP – Unique Selling Proposition? You have got one right – a USP I mean? The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What the h*ll is a CTA & do I need one?

    Peter Toner
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:05 pm
    CTA stands for Call To Action. That’s exactly what we will be discussing here, in relation to your WordPress real estate site. In web design any link, button, graphic or banner that is an invitation or instruction to the site visitor, to provoke an immediate response is a CTA. Here are a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    St. John's Real Estate Homes for Sale

  • Airport Heights Home for Sale – 63 Otter Drive

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

    Stephen Winters
    9 Jul 2014 | 5:40 am
    Clovelly Trails subdivision is one of the most popular subdivisions in the east end of St. John’s.  The area offers well constructed homes by three of the top builders in St. John’s; Hann Construction, Erco Homes and New Victorian Homes.  Clovelly Trails has much to offer for the home owner.  Located right in your “backyard” is The Osprey. One of the best golf courses St. John’s has to offer.  Stavanger Drive (which loops around the Clovelly subdivision) offers shopping box stores, super markets, restaurants, coffee shops and easy access to the Outer Ring Road. Not to mention…
  • Home for sale in St. John’s – 16 Oakridge Drive

    Stephen Winters
    8 Jul 2014 | 2:34 am
    ** SALE PENDING ** 16 Oakridge Drive is located in a great neighborhood in the East End of St. John’s. Three bedrooms up and a fourth in the basement. Master bedroom has ensuite walk-in closet. Oak kitchen with a separate dining room and patio door leading to a large deck. Downstairs has a bedroom and a nicely finished family room with a wood burning stove. Lots of room in basement for more development as well. Landscaped and back garden fully fenced.  Close to Stavanger Drive and Clovelly. MLS 1104486  Asking $289,900. Contact Fraser or Stephen Winters for additional information. For…
  • Home for sale in downtown St. John’s -72 Monroe Street

    Stephen Winters
    30 Jun 2014 | 5:47 am
    72 Monroe Street is a beautiful 2 storey semi detached renovated home in the heart of downtown St. John’s.  Main floor has an eat-in kitchen with oak cabinets. A separate formal dining room as well as a living room. Most new vinyl windows.  Softwood flooring throughout most of the property as well as ceramic and carpet floors. High cathedral ceilings and stained staircase. The second floor consists of three good sized bedrooms and large bathroom tastefully decorated.  The backyard is fully fenced, has a storage shed and there is a large private patio deck. Asking price is $204,900…
  • House for sale in Adams Pond Paradise – 36 Keystone Ave

    Stephen Winters
    26 Jun 2014 | 3:30 am
    **SALE PENDING** This fully developed 3+1 bedroom split entry bungalow is located in the popular Adams Pond subdivision. It features a bright and spacious open design concept. The eat in kitchen with raised breakfast bar has a patio door leading to a great patio and rear yard. The master has an ensuite and walk-in closet. There is a fourth bedroom in the basement as well as a 3 piece bathroom. Large rec-room wired for surround sound. Backyard is fully fenced and landscaped. Asking price $319,900 MLS 1104077  Contact Fraser of Stephen Winters for additional information. For additional photos…
 
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    Miami Beach Real Estate Blog

  • Sunny Isles Beach Luxury Oceanfront Condo Market Index | July 2014

    Ashton Coleman
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:38 am
    Sunny Isles Condo Index July 2014: Edition #12 Below in review, are the latest statistics & trends comparing luxury real estate from the March 2014 Condo Index to July’s updated 2014 Sunny Isles Beach Luxury Oceanfront Condo Market Index including premier oceanfront condo towers such as Regalia, Chateau Beach, AcqualinaJADE OceanJADE BeachTurnberry Ocean ColonyTrump PalaceTrump RoyaleOcean FourSayanTrump TowersPinnacle & Millennium I’ve excluded condo hotel properties from this research including  Trump International Beach ResortMerenas ResortOcean…
  • The Future of Miami is Bright With an Epic Development Boom

    Ashton Coleman
    2 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am
    The Future of Miami is Bright With an Epic Development Boom Currently Underway Miami was arguably the epicenter of America’s property bubble in 2008, with prices crashing hard during the financial crisis. But now high-end luxury properties in prime locations have seen prices bounce back to peak levels and residential real estate across the city is rebounding. Developers today are protecting themselves from past speculation by requiring larger deposits and tighter control to make certain of closings. The flipper’s are something of the past however there are waiting lists in some…
  • Top 10 MLS Blunders in Showcasing Miami Real Estate

    Ashton Coleman
    19 Jun 2014 | 6:11 am
    Top 10 MLS Blunders in Showcasing Miami Real Estate #1 Tiny Photos Wha.. ! You selling something?         #2 Dark & Dim Images Creepy, just creepy!             #3 Selfie’s We don’t need to see your leg, arm & flash when showcasing the condo. Avoid the mirror.   #4 Showcasing the Toilet In the case of the $5,000 Japanese toilet that vibrates, warms and cleans with precision, advertise! Otherwise, remove the ceramic. Don’t get me wrong, the luxurious bathroom needs to be photographed but really (?)…
  • Miami Homes for Sale | Miami Neighborhood Stats

    Ashton Coleman
    10 Jun 2014 | 11:30 am
    Miami Homes for Sale Miami Single Family Homes Surfside Homes for Sale Miami Shores Homes for Sale Miami Beach Homes for Sale Coral Gables Homes for Sale Coconut Grove Homes for Sale ‘General’ Miami Home Statistics YOY: If we look at Closed Sales in each of the 5 locations above, we find Sales Figures on a sale price per square foot (SP$/PSF), average buyer discount and total number of homes sold from JAN 1st to JUN 10th: 2011 – 392 total home sales – Average price per square foot (SP$/PSF) = $279 w/9% average buyer discount. Average Sale price $1.009M 2012 –…
  • Just Listed | ISOLA Condo #915 | Brickell Key for Rent

    Ashton Coleman
    27 May 2014 | 11:56 am
    Just Listed | ISOLA Condo #915 | Brickell Key Condos for Rent Brickell Key where beautiful people enjoy the best of Brickell within this Island Paradise. Location & Destination with a Miami Lifestyle to Match. Desirable Corner line boasts direct open  Biscayne Bay water views from all rooms. Renovated & Updated. ISOLA Condo amenities include Tennis Courts, Heated Swimming Pool & Spa, Business Center with Conference Rooms, 24-Hour Valet & Concierge, BBQ pavilion and BodyMasters Fitness Center. The area has wonderful schools, a pedestrian friendly jogging path around the…
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    Real Estate Investing Blog

  • Understanding Your Purchase Appraisal

    Marco Santarelli
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:34 am
    Once you have a property under contract and you’ve performed an inspection, it’s time for your loan officer to secure a purchase appraisal. Be aware that an appraisal will almost always render a lower value than you determined in your comparative market analysis, for a number of reasons.  Appraisals do not give an accurate market value – they simply give you a reflection of what you’re trying to accomplish with the bank.  There are actually different types of appraisals, and each one serves a different purpose. Read the rest of Understanding Your Purchase Appraisal » For more…
  • Would You Move for $1 Million in New Wealth?

    Peter Miler
    8 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    America is a nation on the move.  The Census Bureau says 35.9 million of us picked-up and went somewhere else in 2013, almost 12% of the entire population. We move because of such things as jobs, climate, family and schools but there’s another reason as well: A good move can be worth $1 million and maybe more. Read the rest of Would You Move for $1 Million in New Wealth? » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2014 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate Investments. Your Premier Source for Turnkey Investment Property.
  • Strongest Job Markets in the 60 Largest U.S. Cities

    John Kiernan
    18 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    Sometimes the grass truly is greener on the other side of the fence.  The financial turmoil of the past few years certainly lends credence to that notion, as the Great Recession’s disproportionate impact on local economies spawned a 24-point unemployment rate difference between the most and least bountiful major U.S. cities. More than 100 million people have moved within the past five years, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, and 48% of unemployed individuals have picked up their roots in search of a job over that time-frame.  This societal mobility stands to be a major asset…
  • Investment Property: A Great Wealth-Builder

    Jason Couilard
    2 Jun 2014 | 4:08 pm
    When most of us think of investments we think of the stock market, maybe our retirement fund, and maybe that “business opportunity” last year with a colleague.  It is easy to describe investments one-dimensionally; something we invest money in today that we intend to sell for a larger sum years later. Investment real estate however builds wealth simultaneously four ways: Read the rest of Investment Property: A Great Wealth-Builder » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2014 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate Investments. Your Premier…
  • Single-Family Rentals Are Here to Stay

    John Burns
    20 May 2014 | 5:00 am
    Single-family homes now comprise 35% of all rentals and 11% of all households. What’s driving demand? From 2005 to 2012, single-family rental homes grew 1.7% per year, primarily due to: Low Confidence:  Many households do not yet have the confidence to purchase, knowing that they could lose their job or be required to relocate. Low Affordability:  Many households cannot afford to purchase a home due to bad credit, loan documentation issues, high levels of debt, and home prices now being out of reach. Read the rest of Single-Family Rentals Are Here to Stay » For more articles…
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    Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate News

  • How long does it take to buy a home in Woodbridge Virginia

    Peggy James, REALTOR servicing Lake Ridge Virginia Area (Twins Selling Real Estate Team)
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:21 pm
    Here in the Woodbridge Virginia area, this is a question we get a lot. Relocating buyers and first time time buyers always have this question. In different parts of the country the time it takes to purchase a home from start to finish can vary. The answer is. Once you have identified a home, the time for negotiations is usually twenty four to forty eight hours. Then when all parties agree ( Ratification)  the inspection process and mortgage process can take on average thirty days. Note: if you are thinking of buying a brand new home. On average the process is four months or longer.
  • I'm not SEXY, but oh do I have a lot to offer.

    Peggy James, REALTOR servicing Lake Ridge Virginia Area (Twins Selling Real Estate Team)
    19 Jul 2014 | 5:43 am
    If this house could talk it would be saying; I'm not as SEXY as the house down the street, but the quality of life I bring to the table is a RARE FIND!" And I have a lot to offer! Seriously, I am sitting on a one acre lot in Lake Ridge Virginia! I am a  home you can love, be yourself and enjoy for years to come? Deep down...isn't that what you really, really want and need? Well guess what? 12811 Old Bridge Lane, Woodbridge Virginia is for sale for only $399,000. The home features four bedrooms, three full baths,with a garage around back and an unbelievable amount of parking! It is updated,…
  • Amazing Luxury Homes in Westridge Subdivision in Lake Ridge Virginia

    Peggy James, REALTOR servicing Lake Ridge Virginia Area (Twins Selling Real Estate Team)
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    For anyone who is searching for a luxury home in the Woodbridge Virginia area, you have many choices. Luxury homes in our area are considered to be over $500,000 and go up as high as a Million Dollars. There are even a few that are worth far more than that on the water backing to the Occoquan. Over the years that I have been selling homes here in the Woodbridge Virginia area, so many communities have sprung up all around the Lake Ridge Virginia area. Neighborhoods such as River Falls, River Falls on the Occoquan, Cannon Bluff Estates, Woodmont, Crestridge are just a few. But what many people…
  • Cool Mobile App, that allows you to bypass talking with a REALTOR

    Peggy James, REALTOR servicing Lake Ridge Virginia Area (Twins Selling Real Estate Team)
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:24 pm
    Have you ever been out driving neighborhoods you love. You see a home for sale but you do not want to call the agent on the sign. All you want is the information. Heck you don't even know if you can afford that neighborhood yet. (right?)Well check out this amazing mobile real estate App. You can find out the price of any home just about anywhere. All you do is snap a photo with your iPhone or Android phone and in seconds you will know all about the home you want information about. WATCH!                          Get this FREE App here. It is the best real estate app ever.  …
  • Right on cue "The buyer says I like it, but I think I'll wait"

    Peggy James, REALTOR servicing Lake Ridge Virginia Area (Twins Selling Real Estate Team)
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:46 pm
    Buying a home is a huge decision.  Buying a home you are going to live in should not be about how much money you are going to make down the road. Buying a home should be more about your needs, wants and desires to find a place that you will love, thrive and nest for quite some time. Finding a home that fits your lifestyle. So when a home, buyer after an exhaustive house hunting search where we saw so many beautiful homes says, do you think better homes will come on the market? My stock answer is " My crystal ball is in the shop and all the parts are on back order!"  This is what I did…
 
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    Web4RealtyWeb4Realty»

  • New Feature: ReTargeting for REALTORS ®

    Ramy Nazim
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:28 am
    ReTargeting, otherwise known as ReMarketing, is a cookie-based form of online advertising that allows you to expose your name and brand to individuals who have recently browsed your site. It’s quite simple, really;   1)  Someone visits your website and learns … Continue reading →
  • Google Authorship for Real Estate Agents

    Ivan Juric
    1 May 2014 | 7:10 am
    What is Google Authorship? Have you ever Googled something and found a link with someones face and byline in your search result? Sure you have… You probably clicked that link, neglecting the dozen other, lower, less personal, and less graphic … Continue reading →
  • 8 Easy Ways to Personalize Your Real Estate Website

    Ivan Juric
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:47 am
    Do most of the real estate websites you see look like templates? The reason they look so generic is simple. They lack a personal touch. But your website doesn’t have to look generic! Here are 8 easy ways to personalize … Continue reading →
  • Free Email Signature Design‎ for Realtors

    Ivan Juric
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:48 am
    Do you want to do more marketing but spend less time and money? Your email signature is probably the easiest and most affordable online marketing tool out there. An email signature is just as important, if not more important than … Continue reading →
  • Google Plus Local for Realtors

    Ivan Juric
    3 Apr 2014 | 7:24 am
    Ever wonder why when you Google other realtors, their search result looks like this?   Well listen up, because you’re about to find out why! The reason some realtors may have these detailed search engine results is because they have … Continue reading →
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    KW Blog

  • Inman News Names Ben Kinney 2014 Innovator of the Year

    adminkwblog
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:05 pm
    At Inman Connect San Francisco, a popular conference and networking event for real estate and technology leaders, Keller Williams associate Ben Kinney of Bellingham, Wash., was named the 2014 Innovator of the Year. Ben leads the Home4Investment Real Estate Team, serves as operating principal of numerous Keller Williams market centers and has founded multiple technology start-ups. Here’s what Inman News had to say about Ben:   “Ben Kinney not only heads one of the top producing real estate teams in the U.S., he’s the owner and operator of seven Keller Williams Realty…
  • Keller Williams Associates Earn Top Spots on List of Canada’s Best Real Estate Agents

    adminkwblog
    18 Jul 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Keller Williams associates made a strong showing on the inaugural REAL Trends list of Canada’s Best Real Estate Agents. The report ranks the top individual agents and teams by transaction ends and closed sales volume. To qualify, individuals had to have closed at least 100 transaction ends or $35 million in sales volume in 2013. For teams, the eligibility threshold was 150 ends or $50 million in volume. With an incredible 261 transactions, the #1 individual agent across all of Canada was Keller Williams associate Marvin Alexander of Newmarket, Ontario. Congratulations, Marvin! And…
  • Keller Williams Excels on REAL Trends/Wall Street Journal “The Thousand”

    adminkwblog
    3 Jul 2014 | 9:12 am
    Keller Williams, the largest real estate franchise in North America, has 112 associates and teams on the 2014 REAL Trends/Wall Street Journal  list of the top real estate professionals in America. REAL Trends, Inc., a leading source of analysis on the real estate industry, partners with the Wall Street Journal each year to compile an industry summary of the Top 1,000 real estate agents and teams in the United States. The report categorizes the Top 250 real estate professionals by transaction sides and volume, as well as team sides and volume. Keller Williams reinforced its reputation…
  • Keller Williams Associates Make Strong Showing on NAHREP 250

    adminkwblog
    20 Jun 2014 | 8:23 am
    Keller Williams is proud to be represented by 25 associates on the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals’ annual list of the top-producing real estate agents in the United States. KW’s strong showing on the 2014 NAHREP 250 represents a 56 percent increase over the number of KW associates on last year’s list. The agents on the NAHREP 250 handled roughly 18,600 transactions and more than $4.2 billion in sales. NAHREP will recognize the top 250 Latino agents during the NAHREP 2014 National Convention and Latin Music Festival in Los Angeles on Oct. 14.
  • Grow Your Business to Support Your Perfect Life

    adminkwblog
    11 Jun 2014 | 3:29 pm
    As we learn in BOLD, “The purpose of business is to fund a perfect life.” Once you shift your mindset from thinking like an agent to thinking like a business owner, you may be tempted to dive right in by focusing only on your business or turning all of your attention to building a real estate team. But by doing that you would be missing a huge opportunity — the chance to put your perfect life first and grow your business to support it. “Many agents start focusing on the business or the team,” says legendary coach Tony DiCello. “Start with the life you intend to…
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    The Real Deal New York

  • Hamptons home sales ho-hum in second quarter

    Claire Moses
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Oceanfront homes in the Hamptons The second quarter of the year saw a modest increase in property deals in the Hamptons and the North Fork, according to Douglas Elliman’s second quarter Hamptons and North Fork sales report. “You’re seeing growth,” said Elliman President and CEO Dottie Herman. “Normal, healthy growth. Nothing over the top.” On the North Fork, more action took place at the higher end of the market. The median price in the North Fork came in at $477,5000, a 3.9 percent increase from the second quarter of 2013. The average price went up 4.1…
  • Moinian seeks to add auto dealership at 42nd Street high-rise

    The Real Deal Staff
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:04 pm
    From left: 605 West 42nd Street and plans highlighting the proposed auto showroom The Moinian Group is looking to swap out about 34,000 square feet of retail space in its under-construction glass tower at the edge of 11th Avenue’s Auto Row to make way for a car dealership. With the first 12 stories of its mixed-use tower rising out of the ground at 605 West 42nd Street, Moinian filed an application with the city earlier this summer to reconfigure its building plans to accommodate an auto dealership. Under Moinian’s original plans the 60-story building has nearly 44,000 square feet of…
  • SL Green’s sale of three properties to generate $240M net cash

    Julie Strickland
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:20 pm
    From left: 180 Broadway, 2 Herald Square and 985-987 Third Avenue SL Green Realty announced the sale of three Manhattan properties in a deal that will generate $240 million in net cash proceeds for the real estate investment trust. SL Green has already closed on the sale of a development property at 985-987 Third Avenue, between 58th and 59th streets, for $68.7 million, according to a release from the landlord, and was represented by Massey Knakal Realty Services’ Bob Knakal in the deal. In partnership with Jeff Sutton, SL Green has also agreed to sell their interests, including the…
  • The 15 priciest homes for sale in the NYC suburbs

    Mark Maurer
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:05 pm
    From left: Homes in Colts Neck, N.J., Greenwich, Conn., and Darien, Conn. If you’re sick of squeezing into New York City apartments but still want to stay within commuting distance, these amazing homes might pique your interest. But be ready to shell out some big bucks. From New Jersey mansions to Connecticut equestrian estates, these are the most expensive homes for sale in the New York City suburbs. We limited our search to homes an hour or less from Manhattan, located in Connecticut, New Jersey, Rockland County, Westchester County, and Nassau County. Thanks to our friends at Zillow…
  • What’s the deal?

    Julie Strickland
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Search ten-plus years of office, retail and commercial leases for information relating to the property’s address, tenants, which brokers were involved, the size and terms of the deal, and more.
 
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    Northern Virginia Real Estate Blog

  • Real Estate Market Shift Spells “Opportunity” for Some, “Reality” For Others

    thebeltteam
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:51 pm
    The real estate market in Northern Virginia is continuing to experience a subtle shift. While we’re still seeing competitive situations and multiple offers on some homes in some areas, other areas are seeing average time on market as high as 6 months and housing inventory of more than a year. If you’re thinking of buying or selling your home, you will definitely want to take a look at these numbers – because numbers tell a story! City # Homes On Market Avg Days on Market # Under Contract Past 30 days #Months Housing Supply Vienna 242 102 73 3.3 Sterling 281 50 109 2.6…
  • “It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, wait, it’s a DRONE!”

    thebeltteam
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:23 pm
    If you were out and about near Jackson Tavern Way in Great Falls recently – that’s what you might have been thinking to yourself! Here at The Belt Team, we pride ourselves on being on the leading edge of real estate technology. What does that mean? Well, we have a State-of-the-Art Home Search site our Buyers love because it’s FASTER than other web sites (which is great in today’s competitive market!). We’re totally social media savvy (not just “pretenders”) and our Sellers love that because their listings get so much more exposure to potential Buyers.
  • Just Listed in The Reserve at Stone Hill in Herndon

    thebeltteam
    18 Jul 2014 | 12:50 pm
    If you’re looking for a gorgeous custom luxury home in Herndon’s Reserve at Stone Hill, you’ll definitely want to take a look at our brand new listing! Here’s a sneak peek!Full description and lots more photos of 12616 Winter Wren Ct in Herndon Call Tom Reilly & The Belt Team at (703) 629-1263 to schedule a showing! Search Herndon Homes For Sale $1,000,000 to $1,250,000 Search Herndon Homes For Sale $1,250,000 to $1,500,000 Search Herndon Homes For Sale $1,500,000+  
  • Fresh Like Pineapple – And Open Sunday, July 20th in Sterling!

    thebeltteam
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:34 am
    “Fresh like pineapple”. Someone I know likes to use this phrase a lot and it always makes me laugh. But I think that’s an appropriate way to describe our townhome listing on Windrift Place in the Cascades/Lowes Island part of Sterling – because it’s got a new, fresh look! When it first came on the market, the kitchen look liked this: It’s actually an awesome kitchen with granite countertops, island cooktop, stainless steel appliances (including a 2014 Kitchenaid cooktop, and new 2013 built -in wall oven/microwave, refrigerator & dishwasher), lots of…
  • Price Reduced and Open Sunday July 20th in Vienna

    thebeltteam
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:16 am
    If you’ve been waiting to find a single family home in the popular Wolftrap Elementary School District – NOW is your opportunity! The price on our listing on Prelude Drive has been reduced to $659,000 and with one exception (a 1959 rambler on Beulah Rd being sold “as is”) – it’s the lowest priced home for sale both in Tiburon and in the Wolftrap ES area! OPEN SUNDAY, JULY 20TH 1PM to 3PM Click here for more photos, full description & open house directions to 1817 Prelude Drive in Vienna Search Vienna Homes For Sale – $500 to $600K Search Vienna…
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    Bank Foreclosures Sale Articles

  • Florida Foreclosures Top the List of New Zombie Foreclosures

    Simon Campbell
    11 Jul 2014 | 12:08 pm
    The bulk of the foreclosure crisis is now behind us, seven years after it started, and the number of foreclosure starts are down significantly across the country. With that being said, a specter of the crisis – zombie foreclosures – is rearing its head once again. Zombie foreclosures are homes that have started down the foreclosure pipeline but have not yet been repossessed, and have been vacated by their owners. The title still remains in the homeowner’s name, instead of being sold to another entity. Zombie foreclosures are problematic because in addition to serving as…
  • Three Tips for Buying Foreclosures and Distressed Properties

    Simon Campbell
    3 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The foreclosure crisis has peaked, and now the nation, by and large, is in recovery mode. The nation’s foreclosure rate has dropped significantly since its 2010 peak, and is now at levels not seen since 2008 (and as early as 2006 in some parts of the country). With that said, there are plenty of foreclosure homes available for purchase all throughout the country. These distressed properties abound, from suburban communities to big-city metro areas, and can be had with steep discounts off their fair market value. The trick is to understand how buying foreclosures is different from buying…
  • Bidding Wars Becoming Commonplace for Buffalo Real Estate

    Simon Campbell
    26 Jun 2014 | 1:25 pm
    If you’re in search of a booming real estate market – one marked by rising prices, bidding wars, and a tight supply of homes – there are few places experiencing a bigger rush today than Buffalo, New York. Over the past few months,Buffalo real estate has taken off. Price per square foot, a key metric in evaluating the worth of homes in a certain area, has doubled within a year in many parts of the Buffalo area. Even in “slower” areas, like Elmwood Village, the increase in price per square foot is up by 50 percent. Certain neighborhoods in the area are experiencing…
  • Dallas Foreclosures, Home Sales Both Down

    Simon Campbell
    13 Jun 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Dallas has been a lucky city as far as real estate is concerned. Even at the peak of the recession, Dallas didn’t have nearly as many foreclosures and other distressed properties as other cities across the country. Home prices have been relatively stable, and economic growth has continued without interruption for the surrounding area. The latest statistics on the area’s real estate market suggest even more good news. According to reports, Dallas foreclosures are now at the lowest level they’ve been at in over a decade. Only 1,400 homes across the Dallas metro area are…
  • Orlando Foreclosures, Unemployment Rate Both Drop

    Simon Campbell
    29 May 2014 | 7:22 am
    Orlando is one of the nation’s top vacation destinations for families, which makes it an ideal location for those seeking vacation homes as well as primary residences. And since Orlando has had its fair share of foreclosures in a state that is at the top of the list for foreclosures every month, that means there are plenty of Orlando foreclosures to go around. This past month, though, Orlando received a bit of good news regarding its foreclosure problem. According to statistics, the Orlando foreclosure rate actually fell considerably on a year-to-year basis. The foreclosure rate for the…
 
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    Ensor Realtors

  • We Just Listed 2009 Aster Way, Round Rock TX 78665 For Sale!

    Shannon Ensor
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:10 pm
    We just listed a spacious home for sale at 2009 Aster Way, Round Rock TX 78665. The sellers are putting their finishing touches on the home right now, and while it’s not quite yet ready for showings, it will be very soon! Listing Details Located in the Meadows at Chandler Creek subdivision, 2009 Aster Way is just…
  • 2121 Ariella Dr, Cedar Park TX 78613 – Just Listed For Sale in Gann Ranch!

    Shannon Ensor
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Cedar Park real estate has been booming over the last several years. I can still remember when Cedar Park was a sleepy town, on the verge of expansion. Now, it is one of the hottest places in the country to live! One of the reasons why people choose Cedar Park is for the good school…
  • We Just Listed 13320 Coleto Creek Trl, Austin TX 78732!

    Shannon Ensor
    10 Jul 2014 | 11:07 am
    We just listed an impressive home for sale at 13320 Coleto Creek Trl. Located in River Heights Overlook, a gated community in Steiner Ranch, this 4,440 square foot home (appraiser) has five bedrooms and four full baths. This floor plan from Drees Homes offers spaciousness and flexibility to suit your needs, as four of the…
  • Neighborhood Review of River Heights Overlook, a Gated Community in Steiner Ranch

    Shannon Ensor
    8 Jul 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Although the UT Golf Club is the largest, more recognizable gated section in Steiner Ranch, it may surprise you to learn that there are a small handful of other gated communities scattered throughout Steiner Ranch, such as Santa Luz, Lakewood Hills, and River Heights Overlook. Today, I am going to go into detail about why…
  • Neighborhood Review of Buckingham Ridge in South Austin

    Shannon Ensor
    3 Jul 2014 | 6:50 am
    South Austin has remained a popular place for buyers over the last several years, and that popularity will likely remain forever.  If you are looking north of the 290 in south Austin, the latest statistics put the average sales price in the mid/high $400k range for a single family home. That prices out most first-time…
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    THE TENANT ADVISOR

  • Houston’s 6.3% Retail Vacancy Rate at a Record Low

    CoyDavidson
    19 Jul 2014 | 7:12 am
    Q2 2014 | Houston Retail | Research & Forecast Report Houston’s retail market posted 1.2M SF of positive net absorption in the second quarter. Some of the tenants who opened new locations during the quarter include Whole Foods Market, Kroger Marketplace, Conn’s Appliances, Horse & Rider, Vineyard Vines, Trina Turks, Brucettes Shoes, and Harbor Freight […]
  • A Booming Office Market Accelerates Construction Costs in Houston

    CoyDavidson
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:34 pm
    Kirksey Office Construction Cost Update – 2014 Kirksey Architects just released its annual office construction cost update on office buildings, parking structures and corporate interiors which is an annual poll of leading contractors to update current market conditions. Houston contains by far the largest amount of new office space construction under way among U.S. markets. According to report, […]
  • This Week’s Recommended Reading

    CoyDavidson
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:33 pm
    6 Articles to Read this Weekend Workspace Design Trends To Increase Your Productivity Creating paths for chance meetings, including nooks, and designing agile, unique workspaces are solutions that designers say promote collaboration, creativity, and productivity in the modern office.“In the last four to five years, we’ve all been focusing on sustainability and the impact technology has […]
  • This Week in the Economy

    CoyDavidson
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:42 pm
    Stocks Finish the Week Higher All three major stock indexes finished the week with gains. The Nasdaq finished up 0.38% for the week. The Dow gained 0.92% and the S&P 500 advanced 0.54% for the week. Below are links to the top economics news for the week: Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for the U.S. Increases U.S. consumer […]
  • Fed Beige Book: Commercial Construction Activity Strengthened Across the Districts

    CoyDavidson
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:07 pm
    Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District All twelve Federal Reserve Districts indicated that economic activity continued to expand since the previous report. The pace of economic growth was characterized as moderate in New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas, and San Francisco, while the remaining Districts reported modest expansion. Compared to the […]
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    Son Of A Broker

  • Property Taxes, What You Need To Know

    chris
    2 Jul 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Property taxes More taxes? Yup, that’s right on top of your mortgage payment and maintenance fees (if applicable) there are wonderful property or realty taxes. As a first time home buyer taxes might go over your head with all the details you have to consider. So here’s a little property tax crash course: What is property tax? Cue Wiki: A property tax  is a levy on property that the owner is required to pay. The tax is levied by the governing authority of the jurisdiction in which the property is located; it may be paid to a national government, a county or geographical…
  • Best Mortgage Lenders In Canada 2014

    chris
    18 Jun 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Who is the best Canadian mortgage lender? Singling out one lender as THE BEST would be next to impossible. Can’t be done. Canadian mortgage lenders are some of the most prudent and well-managed in the world. Competition is fierce among lenders; those that can’t compete quickly get left behind. Canadian mortgage lenders come in all different shapes and sizes. From small boutique offices to multi-level banks with national offices right across the country. The following is a list of my preferred lender partners. There is no specific ranking or ordering. I’ve selected these…
  • My Appearance on Money Moron

    chris
    4 Feb 2014 | 6:34 am
    “Hey! I know that guy!” is a common reaction I got from clients and friends when episode #9 of Money Moron aires on Slice Network. I get my 60 seconds of fame as a mortgage broker on prime time t.v. offering advice and a reality check to a young couple struggling to wrap their head around money and their dream of home ownership. Money Moron with Gail Vaz Oxlade You can click on the image below to see me in action. (I don’t make an appearance until minute 14) Money Moron is a popular personal finance show on Slice Network. Each episode follows a couple as they enlist money…
  • Focus On Amortization

    chris
    16 Jan 2014 | 7:02 am
    So you want to pay the least interest as possible on your mortgage? I don’t blame you. When banks announce their quarterly profit reports in the billions of dollars it’s enough to make your blood boil. Here we are, everyday hard working honest people and we have to fight tooth and nail for every inch on rate and fees with the bank. The question begs to be asked how does one get ahead in the mortgage game? The most effective way to save money is by reducing your interest cost. That might seem really obvious but what might not be obvious is how to go about doing that. Let me give…
  • My Evening At CAAMP’s Mortgage Hall Of Fame Awards Night 2013

    chris
    26 Nov 2013 | 6:32 pm
    I’ve never been one to get too hung up on titles or acronyms at the end of a name, especially when it comes to my own. Noticeably absent from my business cards and this blog are 3 letters, AMP. Back in 2004 the mortgage industry launched the Accredited Mortgage Professional (AMP) designation.  Although I hold the designation I’ve never used AMP after my name, in fact the only way you would know I hold it is by doing a members search on the association’s website. The Accredited Mortgage Professional (AMP) is the only national designation for Canada’s mortgage industry. …
 
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    Your Home in Calgary - the Calgary Real Estate Market

  • Calgary Market Update - July 11 2014

    Monika Furtado
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:25 am
    June was a busy month in the Calgary real estate market with increased sales numbers and pricing adjustments that continue the upward trend. New listings are coming on market to ease things, but looking at the details it isn't having much impact on single family homes under $500,000. The high end market is seeing the most inventory but even then we are seeing record sales numbers. The details of the adjustments are in the CREB stats, but the general numbers won't tell you much other than the trend because there is just a real variant across the city and year to year comparisons are not an…
  • New Listing - 2131 Edenwold Heights NW

    Monika Furtado
    27 Jun 2014 | 9:33 am
    Top floor, south facing 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit in Edgecliffe Estates in Edgemont. This unit is well located and close to transit, market mall, hospitals and amenities. This open concept layout includes a kitchen with wrap around counter, south facing living room with a gas fireplace and a dining area. The living room provides sliding doors to the balcony with rooftop city views. Walking down the hall the first bedroom is on the right with the laundry room and full bath on the left. Beyond is the second bedroom with walkthrough closet and ensuite bath with standing shower. The clubhouse offers…
  • Just Listed. Open House Today: 206 Arbour Meadows Close NW

    Monika Furtado
    21 Jun 2014 | 8:32 am
    Open House today, Sat, June 21 from 2-4pm.   206 Arbour Meadows Close NW   This bright and spacious home in Arbour Lake offer 4 bedrooms, 3 ? bathrooms, a fully finished walkout basement, detached double garage and sunny south exposured deck and backyard. Excellent location within the community close to transit, the LRT, Crowfoot Shopping Centre, schools and more. The main level offers a warm living room, dining room and the kitchen and eating nook beyond. Maple cabinets surround the extended island in this bright kitchen. Upstairs the master bedroom is spacious with separate…
  • A good week to pay it forward

    Monika Furtado
    16 Jun 2014 | 8:33 am
    Today is June 16, 2014. It is days away from the 1 year anniversary of the June 21, 2013 floods which messed with the lives and homes of very many people in our awesome city.   It is starting to rain again, but even without the actual physical reminder, many people are feeling the stress of those days all over again. Yes, some folks are actively concerned with more flooding, but the realization that so much or so little has changed in 1 year can be hard too.   Some brave faces might not be showing the nervousness they feel as the day approaches.  Rebuilding can take a long time…
  • Just Listed - 30 Citadel Crest Link NW Calgary

    Monika Furtado
    5 Jun 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Warm and move in ready family home in Citadel. Excellent location on a circle just off the walking path to the school and steps to the play park. The kitchen has been updated to add a huge island for hosting family and friends as well as new appliances including a gas stove. The custom floor is a high end URBN manufactured floor which resists scratches and looks amazing. A powder room/laundry and front dining room complete the main level. Upstairs the large bonus room is bright and open. The master bedroom with 4 piece ensuite, 2 bedrooms and additional full bath complete the upstairs. The…
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    Property Management Software

  • Top places to retire overseas

    Property Management Software
    10 Jul 2014 | 11:35 am
    Top places to retire overseas Retiring abroad doesn’t have to be an adventure. In fact, in some popular retiree havens, you can get by just fine without learning the local language and you can have dinner every night with other American expats. You may have to wait longer for Internet service and travel a little farther to find a good hospital, but these emerging retirement destinations offer low living costs, natural beauty and a lifestyle you won’t encounter in the U.S. For ideas on destinations that are off the well-worn path, we talked to Dan Prescher, senior editor of…
  • Top 10 college towns to retire to

    Property Management Software
    10 Jul 2014 | 11:23 am
    Top 10 college towns Our top ten towns offer intellectual sizzle, cultural spice and plenty of team spirit. Remember when you went off to college for the first time? You were excited, eager for challenges and psyched to try something new. Retire to a college town and you can re-create that horizon-broadening experience and sense of adventure. In these ten towns, including our top choice, Oxford, Miss., the university generates intellectual and cultural sizzle for local residents and opens the door for retirees to take free or low-cost classes. College sports bring the entire community…
  • Top housing markets for rental properties

    Property Management Software
    10 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Top properties for rental markets The rental market has been booming over the past several years, with many landlords earning double-digit returns of 10% or more. And while rising home prices have dampened returns for landlords in some markets, other markets still offer plenty of profits, according to RealtyTrac which analyzed rental market conditions in 370 major U.S. counties, including median home prices, average rents and unemployment rates. Landlords in Anderson County, S.C., for example, who rent out a median priced three-bedroom home would average returns of 15.3% — well above…
  • Chinese and Canadians buying spree for US homes

    Property Management Software
    10 Jul 2014 | 10:44 am
    Chinese Home buyers The U.S. housing recovery is still going and international buyers are giving a huge boost, with the Chinese leading the charge. Chinese buying was up more than 70% to $22 billion — nearly 1 in 4 dollars of all foreign purchases, according to the National Association of Realtors. Canadians are actually No. 1 in terms of total homes bought, but the Chinese buy much more expensive homes: An average price of $591,000. The Chinese also bring a lot of cash to the table: More than three-quarters of their purchases were all-cash buys. California is the biggest market for the…
  • Boomerang home buyers get help from Uncle Sam

    Property Management Software
    9 Jul 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Boomerang buyers get help Linda Van Doren works at a Tampa, Florida, area housing counseling center, but back in 2007 the center was unable to keep paying its counselors a full salary. She continued to work there, but, unable to pay her bills, ironically she lost her own home, agreeing to a short sale. Despite the stress, anger and damaged credit, Van Doren never soured on homeownership. “In the back of my mind I knew what I was going to do; I was going to purchase another home when I could, and I did exactly that,” she said with pride. After renting for three years, Van Doren…
 
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    30A Luxury Homes

  • Fun Awaits 30A Luxury Home Owners at the 3rd Annual 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run in Alys Beach

    Joy
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:51 am
    Fun Awaits 30A Luxury Home Owners at the 3rd Annual 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run in Alys Beach   Good news for all 30A luxury home owners and 30A tourists! You can now register for the 3rd Annual 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run to be held in Alys Beach. Click on the link to register in advance. The 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run happens on Sunday, August 31, 2014. The 5K Race starts at 7:00AM while the 1 Mile Fun Run starts at 8:30AM. Organizers advise participants to arrive 30 minutes early on the day of the race. The Fun Run course winds through the streets of Alys Beach located along Scenic Highway 30A. This…
  • Get Around Scenic Highway 30A for Free with the Sunshine Turtle Express

    Joy
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:23 pm
    Get Around Scenic Highway 30A for Free with the Sunshine Turtle Express Get around Scenic Highway 30A for free with the Sunshine Turtle Express! The Sunshine Turtle Express is a public transportation system that provides free transportation along Scenic Highway 30A for both residents and non-residents of 30A luxury homes. This free transport service runs 7 days a week from 11:00 AM – 12:00 midnight until September 1, 2014. The Sunshine Turtle Express stops at the following places: Publix – on Hwy 395 V Seagrove 723 Whiskey Bravo Central Square, Seaside Fl Grayton Bar and Grill Rivard…
  • Join the Fun and Excitement at the YOLO Board Relay Series along 30A

    Joy
    7 Jul 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Join the Fun and Excitement at the YOLO Board Relay Series along 30A After the festive 4th of July Celebrations, the excitement for 30A luxury homeowners continues with the 7th Annual YOLO Board Relay Series scheduled this July 17th and August 7th at The Bay restaurant at the foot of the bridge at HWY 331 South. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness stand-up paddle boarders of all ages and skill levels compete on YOLO 12’ recreation boards. Lots of special treats and exciting activities await guests – from giveaways, kids activities, and refreshments. A new division to the race…
  • Top Tips to Get the Best Beach Experience on 30A

    Joy
    1 Jul 2014 | 9:39 am
    Top Tips to Get the Best Beach Experience on 30A One of the best things about living in a 30A luxury home is getting to enjoy the powdery white sand and the wonderful emerald beaches of 30A anytime of the day, all-year long. Beaches on 30A are rated among the finest beaches in the world because of the dazzling white sand that looks and feels different. It’s very fine and almost round in shape. That’s because the sand is composed of almost 100% quartz. If you pick up some of the sand and take a closer look at the granules, you will notice that they are not white but almost clear and they…
  • 4th of July Festivities along 30A

    Joy
    24 Jun 2014 | 9:44 am
    4th of July Festivities along 30A Many people look forward to celebrating the 4th of July in their 30A luxury home. Nothing beats watching spectacular fireworks by the beach. Aside from the fireworks display in virtually every beach community along 30A, there’s also the annual 4th of July Parade to look forward to. The parade features decorated bicycles, cars, golf carts, and even dogs, which are truly a spectacle to behold! The parade begins at 8AM in front of the Seagrove Plaza, where participants will march down 1.5 miles from Seagrove decked out in their patriotic costumes and riding…
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    Unconditional

  • Average asking price reaches record $732,240 in Auckland

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

    Paul McKenzie
    12 Jun 2014 | 2:36 pm
    The average asking price of homes remains at record levels, not only in Auckland but across the country. The national average asking price of house sellers in May was $483,524, only marginally below the all time record set in March of $484,263. In Auckland, the average asking price was $685,246, practically the same as the new record set in April of $685,426.  In Wellington the average asking price in May was $453,850, while Canterbury came to $442,784. Despite the strong prices sought by sellers, there are still plenty of Kiwis looking for homes to buy throughout the country.  Traffic to…
  • Property Report – April 2014

    Paul McKenzie
    2 May 2014 | 4:09 pm
    The April 2014 NZ Property Report published by Realestate.co.nz provides an insight into the state of the New Zealand property market as measured by the supply side of the property market over the month of April. A full print version of the NZ Property Report – April 2014 is published below and is available for download (800kb) and distribution.   Summary of the market – April 2014 Inventory recovers slightly as national asking prices ease After seeing record high asking price reported last month, the national average asking price eased in April to $477,460 – down 1.4% from…
  • Property Report – March 2014

    Paul McKenzie
    31 Mar 2014 | 11:04 pm
    The March 2014 NZ Property Report published by Realestate.co.nz provides an insight into the state of the New Zealand property market as measured by the supply side of the property market over the month of March. A full print version of the NZ Property Report – March 2014 is published below and is available for download (800kb) and distribution.   Summary of the market – March 2014 Residential asking prices reach new national high Average asking prices of newly listed residential properties across New Zealand rose to a new record high in March driven by renewed seller…
  • Latest Flyers

    Paul McKenzie
    14 Mar 2014 | 8:32 pm
    To help spread the news of our recent successes in NZ, we have two new flyers to show buyers why they should 1. download our app, and 2. look on Realestate.co.nz for their next home. Download our new flyers now and make sure that you tell everyone about why they should use Realestate.co.nz.
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    BuzzBuzzHome News

  • Easton’s Group reveals new suite incentives for boutique building at Dundas Square Gardens

    buzzhomeblog
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:47 pm
    It’s not just last month’s well-attended preview opening for Dundas Square Gardens that has people talking. The new condo project in Toronto has been generating even more buzz as of late thanks to a selection of limited-time promotions. Easton’s Group of Hotels recently unveiled two new incentives for select suites in the Garden Tower, a 17-storey boutique building that will accompany the project’s 47-storey main tower. Purchasers will receive a $10,000 cash back on a selection of two-bedroom suites, all of which feature spacious terraces that exceed 150 square feet. The…
  • Minto Westside will soon rise up at the corner of Bathurst and Front streets in Toronto

    buzzhomeblog
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Every so often a condo project is announced that grabs the public’s attention long before shovels hit ground. Minto Westside is one of those buildings. The new 20-storey development has the potential to redefine its surrounding neighbourhood thanks to its contemporary architecture and long-list of local conveniences. The high-rise will sit at the corner of Bathurst Street and Front Street West in Toronto and is set to launch by the end of this year. Its bold and geometric exterior will also turns heads thanks to the artistry of Toronto-based firm Wallman Architects. The architects…
  • Want to save $8,000? Buy a new home by MOSAIC

    buzzhomeblog
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:28 am
    Looking to fall in love this summer? Across all MOSAIC properties, you can save up to $8,000 with the MOSAIC Summer Love Sales Event. The Summer Love Sales event includes the sought-after CAMBRIA development, situated on one of the highest points in Vancouver at Cambie Street and 50th Avenue. This two-building project is only steps away from the Langara–49th Avenue Canada Line station and Oakridge Centre. Remaining homes are priced from $379,900 and include generous outdoor living spaces, nine-foot ceilings, kitchen islands or peninsulas with plenty of cabinet and counter space,…
  • Construction update: DDG’s 325 West Broadway

    Joyce Chen
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:14 am
    We hope there’s a next wave of striking scaffolding at DDG’s 325 West Broadway condo conversion. The firm has turned beautifying construction sites into an art, starting with 345meatpacking’s snakey netting designed by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama in 2012. Previously, the nine-story, 24-unit project at 325 West Broadway has been graced by trompe-l’œil chocolate bar signage, followed by a scaffolding mural by British street artist Ben Eine, Curbed reported. DDG purchased the property, formerly a Tootsie Roll Factory, in 2012 for $38.35 million, Crain’s first…
  • Rosehaven Homes’ communities feature plenty of small town charm

    buzzhomeblog
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:45 am
    When you’re looking for a home, chances are, you’re looking to put down roots in a community you’ll be proud to call your own. Rosehaven Homes features a number of new enclaves located in settings with plenty of small town charm and room to grow. Here’s a closer look at some of the communities and what makes them great places to live: Victoria Highlands One of the oldest villages in the Town of East Gwillimbury, Mount Albert was first settled in the early 1820s. Along Centre Street, you’ll find a distinct downtown core filled with a number of shops and services.
 
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    The Orange County Register - News Headlines : Blog: Lansner on Real Estate

  • Time for sellers to get serious

    LESLIE SARGENT ESKILDSEN
    13 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Now that the Orange County real estate market is back to a normal balance between hopeful sellers and deal-seeking buyers, houses for sale are sitting on the market a little bit longer. While some of us in Southern California have no recollection of...
  • Deal vaults Irvine builder into top ranks

    BY JEFF COLLINS
    9 Jul 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Local homebuilder TRI Pointe Homes rocketed from startup five years ago to a top-15 housing developer this week, completing an exotic merger with five building firms owned by forest products manufacturer Weyerhaeuser Co. The deal, formally closed...
  • Realtor etiquette goes a long way

    LESLIE SARGENT ESKILDSEN
    6 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Now that the Orange County real estate market has turned to a more normal playing ground for buyers and sellers, it appears the Realtors need to brush up on local etiquette and protocol. This is an invitation to my local peeps to take a seat and make...
  • O.C.'s property tax hike to be small this year

    JEFF COLLINS
    3 Jul 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Here’s one more reason to celebrate Independence Day: Freedom from steep property tax hikes this year for most people who own homes and commercial real estate. Although Southern California home values jumped 22 percent in 2013, tax assessments --...
  • Home equity borrowers may get a break

    JEFF LAZERSON
    3 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    What’s up with Mortgage Rates? Jeff Lazerson, of Mortgage Grader in Laguna Niguel, gives us his take. RATE NEWS SUMMARY From the Freddie Mac survey: The 30-year fixed rate improved to 4.12 percent from last week’s 4.14 percent. The 15-year...
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    REJournals.com

  • Northpoint Development, GDI Construction team up on 741,000-square-foot warehouse near Indianapolis

    Staff Writer
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Northpoint Development and GDI Construction will build a 741,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution facility in Lebanon, Ind. The 67-acre site is located on the northwest side of Indianapolis at Interstate-65 and State Road 32. Site grading and infrastructure work has already begun. NorthPoint expects occupancy in the fourth quarter of this year.
  • Paramount Lodging Advisors have added Omari Head as an associate at PLA’s HQ office in Chicago

    Staff Writer
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Omari Head Paramount Lodging Advisors Chairman and Senior Managing Director Daniel Beider stated “We are ecstatic to add Omari to the PLA team. His passion for the industry combined with his enthusiasm and dedication to the education of future and current industry employees and entrepreneurs fits perfectly with our corporate culture and mission. I look forward to working side by side with Omari here in Chicago.” Omari Head is a passionate hospitality professional. He received his BA at UNLV in Hospitality Administration after which he immediately entered the hospitality management…
  • Load Delivered Logistics doubles headcount, adds 24,000 SF of office space, creates board of advisors

    Staff Writer
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Load Delivered Logistics, a leading technology-enabled third-party logistics (3PL) provider, continues its aggressive growth, adding 60 jobs and 24,000 square feet to its existing office in the River North neighborhood of Chicago this year. Load Delivered’s growth was spurred in part by its continued focus on temperature-controlled shipping – a specialization that helped put Load Delivered on the map more than seven years ago. “The Midwest has always been a major hub for the supply chain industry specifically focusing on frozen food and meat companies,” said Robert Nathan, Load…
  • Third generation joins Manhard Consulting

    Staff Writer
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Donald Manhard III Donald Manhard III has joined Manhard Consulting, a civil engineering and surveying firm with offices nationwide, as staff engineer. His hiring represents the third generation of Manhards practicing civil engineering at the firm. In his new position, he will work closely with Don Manhard, Sr., PE, Don Manhard, Jr., PE and Peter Manhard, PE. Manhard is a graduate of the University of Illinois where he received a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering. Fellow graduates of the University of Illinois to join him as staff engineers include Andrew Farver, Casey Meszaros, Trevor…
  • Principle Construction expands and hires Paul Cohen as senior project manager

    Staff Writer
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:29 am
    Paul A. Cohen Principle Construction Corp. has hired Paul A. Cohen as a Senior Project Manager. Paul Cohen brings with him more than 26 years of experience in commercial construction, with a focus in the areas of tenant improvements, additions, renovations, and estimating. As Senior Project Manager at Principle, Paul provides pre-construction, construction and post-construction services. Included in these services are primarily due diligence, pre-design, value engineering, estimating, management of subcontracts and providing a smooth transition from construction to occupancy.
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    PropertyManager.com

  • Young Renters Forego Space For Location

    Alexis Hammond
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:34 am
    Many young renters across the United States have decided to forego larger apartments for a better location or amenities. “They’re sacrificing living space for a prime urban location and extras such as cooking classes, dog-wash stations and poolside Wi-Fi.” Bloomberg recently posted an article exploring and discussing what young professionals are looking for when deciding where to rent. Read the full article here.
  • Fed Chair Says a Mouthful to Property Owners and Managers

    Marc Courtenay
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    On Tuesday July 15 Fed Chair Janet Yellen said more than Congress and most managers were anticipating. Her carefully prepared comments are a big insight into how those who control America’s monetary policies are thinking. According to a report by USA Today Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told Congress the economy is improving but still needs the central bank’s support, refusing to provide a specific timetable for raising short-term interest rates. “There’s no formula or mechanical answer I can give you,” Yellen said when pressed by Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho,…
  • How Property Managers Can Increase Their Earnings in Today’s Economy

    Marc Courtenay
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:22 am
    Property managers work hard for their money. Everybody talks about increases in the cost-of-living and rents rising, but how about the people who make rentals available? Yes, I’m referring to your clients the owners, and you, the liaisons between the residents and the “landlords”.  When’s the last time your clients called and said, “You deserve a raise!”? If you’re waiting for that to happen I have a bridge in my area I’d like to sell to you. If you’re going to earn more as a property manager there are mainly two ways to do that. First way is to increase your revenue, aka…
  • Housing Slump Sees Surge

    Alexis Hammond
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:54 am
    Although the housing market has been in a slump during recent years, a recent surge shows that the real estate market is starting to fight back. The gain in the month of May is the fastest we have seen since 2011. The article posted by NBC News tells us exactly how the market has seen growth in the past few years. Read the full article from NBC News here.  
  • How To Please Baby Boomers and Millennial Renters

    Alexis Hammond
    11 Jul 2014 | 10:49 am
    Baby Boomers and Millennials make up the two of the largest groups of renters in the United States. Trying to satisfy both groups at the same time offers owners and managers many options. Baby Boomers tend to be long term renters, while Millennials are more likely to move around, so trying to satisfy both comes with its challenges. Multifamily Executive posted an article this week giving multiple options available to owners and managers. See the full article from Multifamily Executive here.
 
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    Select Property Group Ltd

  • Student property a firm favourite with young UK investors

    Miriam Howarth
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:18 am
    A recent OnePoll survey commissioned by Select Property took the pulse of over 2,400 UK investors with a view to uncovering the most common trends and opinions in the current UK investment market. The majority of investors consider property to be the most profitable investment option in the UK, and second only to ISAs in terms of safety. The 2014 Investor Insights Report found that student buy-to-let properties continue to rise in popularity, particularly among investors in the 18-24 age group. Property the investment of choice for 18-24-year-old investors Investors in the 18 to 24-year-old…
  • Dubai International’s refurbished runway re-opens

    Steven Sedgwick
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:27 am
    Work to accommodate further growth in passenger numbers at Dubai International is now complete. Summary: An 80-day period of runway refurbishment at Dubai International is now complete Dubai Airports is spending £4.57 billion to boost passenger numbers to 103 million Number of flights increased by 31% following refurbishment The northern runway at Dubai International has reopened following a period of refurbishment. This will allow the flights that had previously been diverted to Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central (DWC) to return to Dubai International. Such is the global pull…
  • UK records prime urban property growth of 8.1%

    Steven Sedgwick
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:20 am
    House prices in the UK’s prime city markets are continuing their steady upward projection, as they see a fourth successive quarter of growth. Summary: Savills reveals homes and properties in UK cities recorded an annual price growth of 8.1% Overall, UK house prices are only 1.7% from their past peak values The fourth consecutive quarter of growth saw an average property price rise of 1.7% Investors and homebuyers who favour urban property are propelling a significant rise in the price of prime urban property. New research from Savills has revealed that across the UK, homes and property…
  • Dubai property prices rise 36% in Q2

    Steven Sedgwick
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:37 am
    Property prices and rents continue to increase in Dubai, making buy-to-let investments in the emirate particularly appealing. Summary: Dubai property prices increase by 36% Dubai rental rates increase by 24% JLL expects the property market in Dubai to show further signs of growth Property prices in Dubai have increased by 36% in the past 12 months. New research from Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) has found that in the second quarter of 2014, property prices continue to rise in the emirate, but the pace is stabilising – allaying a few fears of an overheating market. Craig Plumb, JLL’s Head of…
  • Buy-to-let property demand ‘set for stable growth’

    Steven Sedgwick
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:32 am
    Landlords are predicting a bright few months for the UK’s private rented sector, as many of them are set to add more buy-to-let property to their portfolios. Summary: Almost unanimously, landlords are expecting tenant demand to grow in the future Average rental yields increased during the second quarter Three-quarters of landlords set to buy more buy-to-let property With almost 100% of UK landlords expecting tenant demand to remain stable or grow in the future, buy-to-let property investments are set to remain popular with a variety of investors. The quarterly survey carried out by…
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    ERA Wilder Realty

  • July 4th Events in Columbia, Charleston, Lake Murray and Sumter, SC

    ERA Wilder Realty
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:08 am
    Photo by Elza Hayen The fourth of July is just around the corner! What are you going to do for this spectacular holiday? If you haven’t planned yet, here are some fun ideas:  Charleston, SC- If you want to enjoy an eye-appealing firework show from an aircraft carrier with family or friends, or both, head on down to Patriots Point. For only 20 dollars for adults ($10 for children 11 and under), there will be a live beach band and a jaw-dropping display of fireworks on the USS Yorktown! For more information, click here.  Lake Murray - How about a firework show that’s choreographed to…
  • ERA Wilder Realty Welcomes Elaine Runager

    ERA Wilder Realty
    25 Jun 2014 | 7:55 am
    Contact: Chip Searles                              ERA Wilder Realty                               chips@erawilderrealty.com Columbia, S.C. June 25, 2014 – ERA Wilder Realty welcomes real estate expert, Elaine Runager, of Columbia, SC. Having lived in Irmo and Chapin for over 35 years, Elaine joins the team of agents in the Irmo area.  “We are honored to have Elaine join our team of professionals,” said Jim Brown, Broker-In-Charge for the Irmo branch of ERA Wilder Realty, ”With her work ethic and extensive knowledge of the Lake Murray…
  • Vote for ERA Wilder for Best of Columbia 2014 Awards!

    Era Wilder Realty Blogger
    23 Jun 2014 | 8:05 am
    ERA Wilder Realty is pleased to announce that we have been nominated for Best Real Estate Agency in Columbia! The Best of Columbia 2014 Awards are sponsored by the Columbia Free Times, and readers have the opportunity to participate in the voting to choose their favorite local businesses.  The awards have been taking place every year since 1989 and have become one of the most comprehensive and popular surveys of the best that Columbia has to offer! Serving our community is our biggest priority, and we’d love to get your vote!To participate in the survey, please visit…
  • Stuart Reynolds Joins the ERA Wilder Realty Team

    ERA Wilder Realty
    18 Jun 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Contact: Chip Searles                 ERA Wilder Realty                 chips@erawilderrealty.com Columbia, S.C. June 18, 2014 – ERA Wilder Realty readily welcomes Stuart Reynolds to its team of real estate professionals serving the Columbia area. Backed with experience in all aspects of real estate law and title companies, Stuart has a full understanding of real estate transactions and closure. “I live by a core set of values and I make my client’s number one goal my number one goal. After all, it’s all about them and their needs, not mine.” Truly a…
  • ERA Gold Star Properties – Homes for Sale Near You

    ERA Wilder Realty
    11 Jun 2014 | 12:57 pm
                  Check out all of the Gold Star properties available near you and ask us how your home could qualify for the Gold Star honor.        The post ERA Gold Star Properties – Homes for Sale Near You appeared first on ERA Wilder Realty.
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    Salt Spring Island Real Estate

  • July 2014, Market Analysis

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

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

    saltspringislandrealestate@gmail.com ( Li Read)
    1 May 2014 | 9:55 am
    May to October is now our main window of opportunity for real estate viewings/subsequent sales, in our specific secondary home/discretionary […]
  • April 2014 – Market Analysis

    saltspringislandrealestate@gmail.com ( Li Read)
    2 Apr 2014 | 8:34 pm
    Here we are at the beginning of April, with Spring totally visible, & with a very encouraging consistent buoyancy finally […]
  • March, 2014

    saltspringislandrealestate@gmail.com ( Li Read)
    2 Mar 2014 | 2:32 pm
    A Market Recovery? March, 2014 – Salt Spring Island Real Estate Analysis A recovery in the secondary home/recreational market seems […]
 
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    rentBits Blog

  • How to Make Better Use of a Small Space

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

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

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

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

    rentBits Team
    12 Feb 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Living in an apartment is a common experience for those going to college. However, selecting the right apartment for your needs can often be a challenge, especially when it comes to agreeing on the right place with other roommates who will be signing the lease. Through learning how to utilize some relatively straightforward apartment tips, [...]
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    San Fernando Valley Real Estate

  • I view SFV condos and townhomes so you don't have to

    17 Jul 2014 | 5:54 pm
    Lately I've been viewing and showing condos and townhomes in Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Burbank, Toluca Lake, North Hollywood...there are lots of nice, and not so nice, properties on the market now.  Here's a sample of what I've seen.First, there's 11485 Camarillo #3 in Studio City (pictured above) for $409,000.  Another fixed up unit in the building was on the market for months, and never sold.  So I thought the price for this might be a little high.  But no -- I'm told it is already in escrow (after three days on the market) for over list price.  Just shows what…
  • Home buyers and (some) home sellers are coming out of the woodwork in the San Fernando Valley

    11 Jul 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Something must have happened during last weekend's rockets' red glare, because all of a sudden, everybody I know is busy with several sets of home buyers and some home sellers.  What happened to you, people?Perhaps buyers realized that lots of home prices might come down a bit in the next few months.  That often starts to happen in early July. Maybe sellers realized that prices have peaked for the year, too.  And then, interest rates are still low and haven't seen the predicted rise.Nobody can predict the market, but I would recommend that sellers sell now, especially in the…
  • Happy Independence Day

    4 Jul 2014 | 3:07 pm
  • Studio City's Tujunga Village Aroma Cafe Haiku

    1 Jul 2014 | 10:24 am
    Oh Aroma CafeYour baked goodsTorment me
  • Think you're paying too much for housing in the L.A. area? You are.

    26 Jun 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Today's L.A. Times reports that housing costs are a greater burden here in the L.A. area than in any other metro area.  It's nice to have it confirmed, eh? That's not just for mortgages, it's for rent, too.  And this statistic is from a study was done by Harvard.  The study sites stagnant wages as the primary contributing factor. (photo credit: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg; article by Tim Logan)
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    ReTechulous

  • "Fixer Upper Mortgage" Squeeze

    Ryan
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:32 am
    Members, if this tests out ok, we'll make this available later this week as a complete "Quick Funnel."
  • Taking a "Stab" At Direct Mortgage Lead Generation (continued)

    Ryan
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:51 am
    Here below are the first 2 videos in a series where we explore generating mortgage leads "directly" with a "facebook ad to lander" campaign. The First Try (Fail) Spent close to $50 and got 0 leads... The 2nd Try (Pending Results) In this attempt we're more specifically targeting first time buyers, and introducing some more "reason why" (along with some fear of loss) into the copy. Full disclosure -- we're kind of expecting these attempts to fail because we're pretty sure the "prospect" here would rather opt in for "sexier" property based offers rather than actually do the work involved with…
  • "Start the Mortgage Process" Facebook Ad

    Jeff Logue
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:54 am
    Here's part one of our test ad for "Starting the Mortgage Process." Watch this video to see how we structured the Facebook ad and landing page. We'll be adding another blog post soon with the results along with more details about creating a funnel like this for your own area, etc...
  • Reputation Management - Facebook Business Page Reviews

    Jeff Logue
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:33 am
    Over the past year or so, Facebook has introduced the "review" option for Facebook business pages. Although this can be a great way to collect some positive feedback, at times you'll get that small percentage of annoying people who don't want you "posting on their newsfeed." Thankfully, Facebook provides a quick and easy way to take this off of your page if it is something you don't want to actively manage (see video below). Or, make contact with previous clients, friends, etc who can leave some good, legitimate feedback...
  • Using Facebook's Grid Tool to Add 20% Text on Ad Images

    Jeff Logue
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:03 am
    For those who want to get a bit more advanced with their Facebook marketing, consider adding text to your Newsfeed ad images for better engagement and click throughs. But before you do, there's one small annoyance we need to address... Sadly, Facebook only allows you to have 20% coverage with any text you use (not including your logo of course). But were you also aware that Facebook provides a simple tool that will allow you to measure each image before creating your ad? Check it out here: FACEBOOK GRID TOOL Also, I wanted to point you to this great case study conducted by Jon Loomer who…
 
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    NeilSchwartz.net

  • Daily Motivational message from Neil Schwartz – Wednesday, July 23,2014

    Neil Schwartz
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:43 am
    Motivational Message from Neil Schwartz, Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Have a friend you would like to share this with? Forward this email. They can sign-up here www.ThePhoneBlitz.com www.DoorKnockBlitz.com Neil Schwartz Century 21 Masters O: 909.595.6697 E: Neil@Century21Masters.com... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Daily Motivational message from Neil Schwartz – Tuesday, July 22,2014

    Neil Schwartz
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Motivational Message from Neil Schwartz, Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Have a friend you would like to share this with? Forward this email. They can sign-up here www.ThePhoneBlitz.com www.DoorKnockBlitz.com Neil Schwartz Century 21 Masters O: 909.595.6697 E: Neil@Century21Masters.com www.neilschwartz.net... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sales Meeting 7-21-2014, Optimism Vs. Pessimism

    Neil Schwartz
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:24 pm
    There is a difference in income levels between optimists and a pessimists. Fighting pessimism is worth the effort. Learn strategies to change the way you think about your business starting today. CLICK HERE FOR NOTESRelated Posts:Sales Meeting 6-2-2014, You Still Have Time to Finish StrongSales... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Is Your Drive In Neutral?

    Neil Schwartz
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:16 pm
    Some people are easily stopped by rejection from potential customers. Watch now and learn what to do to get your drive back and your business moving.Related Posts:What would you do with the Money?Do You Have Enough Drive to become Successful?20 Characteristics of a Powerful Real Estate AgentWant To... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sales Meeting 7-14-2014, 10 Days until the Superstar Retreat

    Neil Schwartz
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:14 pm
    Self discipline leads to self confidence and pride in your work. Self confidence in turn gives you the fuel you need to push forward and complete more of the activities required to succeed. How do you obtain self confidence? Take action even when you don’t feel like it. It may be hard to get... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Susan Singer

  • Studio | 1 Bathroom | $405,000 | UES

    Susan Singer
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Living room bedroom kitchen bathroom floor plan 345 East 69th street, #15B ListingID: 733581 Description: Set in a full-service coop building on the heart of the Upper East Side, this spacious alcove studio is in excellent condition with beautiful parquet hardwood floors and track lighting throughout. This high floor Alcove Studio is complemented by a long row of windows that stream sunlight and city views into both the living room and separate sleeping alcove via a western exposure. The large, updated kitchen is outfitted with full-size appliances and ample cabinet space, while the pristine…
  • Studio | 1 Bath |$475,000 | London Terrace

    Susan Singer
    15 May 2014 | 5:43 am
    Studio Living Room Kitchen hall way Floor Plan 405 West 23th Street, #9B ListingID: 211978 Description: This corner apt enjoys sunlight and views from 7 windows and is the largest studio in London Terrace. With two large closets including dressing room and a large original kitchen the possibilities are endless. As always at London Terrace, your maintenance includes ALL utilities…that means gas and electric too. You also enjoy full use of the half Olympic size pool, steam rooms and saunas. Our 1550′ gym has just been fully outfitted with new, state of the art equipment. Just steps…
  • Junior 1 Bed | 1 Bathroom | $549,000 | East Village

    Susan Singer
    26 Mar 2014 | 8:44 am
    S3 Sale Listing Template living room kitchen bedroom bathroom floor plan 111 Third Avenue, #3A ListingID: 965887 Description: This highly coveted, sunny, jr. one bedroom is a space-savers dream! Perfectly thought-out, this 500 square-foot apartment has a separate dining & living room area, work space, kitchen, bedroom, oversized bathroom and 4 large closets. Remodeled, an open kitchen showcases stainless steel counters and high-end appliances, including a Fisher & Paykal dishwasher and luminous glass tiles. Brazilian teak floors invite you into the living space, which includes…
  • New york is Cheap?

    Susan Singer
    6 Mar 2014 | 10:11 am
    10 Most Expensive Real Estate Markets By Robert Frank To most people, New York City has become an otherworldly real estate market. It’s the town where a skyrise condo just sold for more than $50 million — and it was only that cheap because it was raw space. But to the global rich, New York is a bargain. A new report shows that on a per-square-foot basis, New York is half price compared to some other favorite cities of the rich. The Knight Frank Wealth Report shows that the tiny, tony principality of Monaco remains the most world’s expensive real estate market. The report found…
  • Organic House?

    Susan Singer
    5 Mar 2014 | 11:32 am
    They have organic produce, organic cups, organic coffee, and now an ORGANIC HOUSE…. “Frodo meets Gaudi” is how one commenter describes the curvaceous interior of Mumbai’s Organic House, an apartment by Mumbai-based design studio The White Room, which has ceilings as arched as and smooth as a hobbit’s cob home, with a bit of the Spanish master’s flair for the dramatic. There’s hardly a straight line in the place, aside from the ones formed by the diagonal floor and ceiling tiles, and despite the contemporary touches, the massive stone slab bar top…
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    findwell Blog

  • Is it possible to get a great deal when buying a house?

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

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

    findwell
    15 Jun 2014 | 10:05 pm
    The value of my home is lower than I expected. Should I sell it or rent it out? findwell agent Matt Martel answers in this installment of Ask an Agent. Q: The value of my home is lower than I expected. Should I sell it or rent it out? Whether to sell your home is a very personal decision. Some sellers may want to sell the home even if they do have to take a loss on the home, and others may be less willing to do that, it all depends on your personal situation. For example, if you’re taking a job in a new city and you just don’t want to be burdened by having a home in the city…
  • What is mutual acceptance?

    findwell
    9 Jun 2014 | 9:03 am
    What is mutual acceptance? What happens at mutual acceptance? Are the deadlines in the contract flexible? findwell agent Lauren GeRoy answers in this segment of Ask an Agent. Q: What is mutual acceptance? Mutual acceptance is the point at which both parties have agreed to all of the terms and conditions of the offer. Once you have everything signed by both the buyer and the seller, then you have mutual acceptance. Q: What happens at mutual acceptance? Once you have mutual acceptance, all of your timelines for your contingency begin for your inspection, the deposit of your earnest money, your…
  • The best place to find a great mortgage lender

    findwell
    6 Jun 2014 | 5:30 pm
    As real estate agents, we get to see lots of lots of real estate transactions. There are smooth, surprise-free deals, but there are also pain-in-the-butt, super-stressful ones. If a real estate transaction is going to go haywire for a home buyer, 9 out of 10 times it is because they made a poor choice of mortgage lender. Here’s our advice on how to find a great mortgage lender. Home purchase delays are almost always mortgage-related When you get an offer accepted to purchase a home, there is a period of 1-2 weeks of due diligence with you and your real estate agent. In parallel, your…
 
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    NuWire Investor: RealEstateInvestment

  • Housing Starts Down 9.3% In June

    23 Jul 2014 | 6:28 am
    There's reason to be on edge as more news pours in about volatility in the the U.S. real estate market, with some especially sour news on the housing starts front. But a little analysis paints a more reassuring picture. According to the National Association of Homebuilders, nationwide housing starts...
  • Investors Regain Optimism in South East Asia

    23 Jul 2014 | 6:25 am
    Certain South East Asian markets have seen investor confidence dip in recent months. For two consecutive quarters, the volume of property investment in this region fell. Now, however, these levels are once again on the up as investor confidence in the region returns. Investment in Singapore's, Malaysia's...
  • Spanish Valley Investment Leaves Coast In The Shadows

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:36 am
    When you think of Spain, one of your first thoughts may well be of its gorgeous beaches and plethora of delightful coastal retreats. It stands to reason, then, that much of the overseas investment in the country focuses on these stunning resorts and hideaways. Here lie numerous opportunities for investors...
  • CFPB Looking To Solve Zombie Foreclosure Issues

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:24 am
    The so-called "zombie foreclosure" is a new, big Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issue. A zombie foreclosure is a foreclosure that is started, then the borrowers either move out of the property before receiving or just after receiving notice. Subsequently, the servicer halts foreclosure...
  • Property Prices Expected To Reach Pre-Recession Levels In 3 Years

    21 Jul 2014 | 6:52 am
    Home values in half of the 100 largest metro areas in the United States will not reach their pre-recession peak levels again for another three plus years, it is claimed. According to the second quarter Zillow Real Estate Market Report the residential real estate market recovery is still very much...
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    Chicago Agent Magazine

  • 4 Reasons the Housing Market Could Improve in 2014′s Second Half

    Peter Ricci
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:17 pm
    4 Reasons the Housing Market Could Improve in 2014′s Second Half was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. What good signs lie beyond the horizon for housing in 2014′s second half? Using... 4 Reasons the Housing Market Could Improve in 2014′s Second Half was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine - For the well-informed real estate professional, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area.
  • 5 Things You May Not Have Known About the Mortgage Market

    James McClister
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:35 am
    5 Things You May Not Have Known About the Mortgage Market was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. The mortgage industry has been subject to several changes over the last few years,... 5 Things You May Not Have Known About the Mortgage Market was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine - For the well-informed real estate professional, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area.
  • The Top 10 Selling Suburbs in Chicagoland

    Peter Ricci
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    The Top 10 Selling Suburbs in Chicagoland was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. During the rainy month of June, what housing markets in Chicagoland’s suburbs saw the... The Top 10 Selling Suburbs in Chicagoland was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine - For the well-informed real estate professional, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area.
  • Will the Future of Chicago Be Reached on Foot?

    James McClister
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Will the Future of Chicago Be Reached on Foot? was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Suburban sprawl over the last 50 years has led to an expanse of drivable... Will the Future of Chicago Be Reached on Foot? 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.
  • IAR: Chicago City Housing Market Outperforms Metro Area in June

    Peter Ricci
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:13 am
    IAR: Chicago City Housing Market Outperforms Metro Area in June was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. The city of Chicago posted stronger housing numbers than the surrounding metro area in... IAR: Chicago City Housing Market Outperforms Metro Area in June 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

  • A Good Coverup: Smart Decor Tricks for Hiding Appliances and Eye-Sores around the House

    Dixie Somers
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:06 am
    When you move into a new home or apartment, you don’t get the luxury of creating a blueprint and placing everything in an organized format. Many old houses have inconvenient placement of electrical outlets, water hoses, and other appliances merely because of the way they were designed many years ago. You may not have money to make renovations so you have more space for appliances like water heaters, washers or dryers, so you are forced to leave these cumbersome machines out in the open. Instead of hiring an electrician to tear down drywall, install walls and rewire your living space,…
  • Advice for Packing and Moving with Pets

    David Shapiro
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:35 am
    Image Source: imagerymajestic,  FreeDigitalPhotos.net Pets are like family to many of us. So when it comes time to move to a new home, there’s no question about whether they’re coming too. Pets don’t like disruptions to their routines – furthermore, when moving, they don’t understand what’s happening and don’t have any control over the situation. So what’s the best way to get Fido or Fluffy from Point A to Point B without freaking out or frightening them? Here are some tips to help you pack and move your pets with ease. When Packing... If you have a close friend or…
  • Weekly Market Update, July 18/14

    Sara MacLennan
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:46 am
    Edmonton Real Estate Market Update Here is our update on the Edmonton real estate market. (Previous week’s numbers are in brackets). For the past 7 days: New Listings: 527 (548, 470, 518) # Sales: 391 (367, 334, 358) Ratio: 74% (67%, 71%, 69%) # Price Changes: 268 (282, 266, 320) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 139 (126, 270, 118) Net loss/gain in listings this week: -3 (55, -134, 42) Active single family home listings: 2901 (2882, 2876, 2948) Active condo listings: 1753 (1769, 1736, 1802) Homes 4-week running average: $427k ($426k, $426k, $426k) Condos 4-week running average: $259k ($257k,…
  • Five Ways Selling a Condo in Edmonton is Different from Selling a House

    Sara MacLennan
    15 Jul 2014 | 7:42 am
    When it comes to the Edmonton real estate market, there are plenty of things to know, especially since it is constantly changing. The market for single family homes is always slightly different than the condo market, which keeps buyers and sellers constantly on their toes. If you have experience selling a detached house in Edmonton, but haven't yet delved into the process of selling a condo, here are five significant ways the process differs. Selling a Condo in Edmonton 1. Signage Marketing: Less Curb Appeal Since a condominium unit is a part of a building, it is difficult to attract buyers…
  • Weekly Update, July 11/14

    Sara MacLennan
    11 Jul 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Edmonton Real Estate Market Update Here is our update on the Edmonton real estate market. (Previous week’s numbers are in brackets). For the past 7 days: New Listings: 548 (470, 518, 586) # Sales: 367 (334, 358, 381) Ratio: 67% (71%, 69%, 65%) # Price Changes: 282 (266, 320, 288) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 126 (270, 118, 114) Net loss/gain in listings this week: 55 (-134, 42, 91) Active single family home listings: 2882 (2876, 2948, 2935) Active condo listings: 1769 (1736, 1802, 1783) Homes 4-week running average: $426k ($426k, $426k, $429k) Condos 4-week running average: $257k ($259k,…
 
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    Notorious R.O.B.

  • The Five Unspeakables from the California Association of REALTORS Event

    Rob Hahn
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:05 pm
    The above is my view right now, as I’m in the Lakes of the Ozarks for an event tomorrow and Friday, so this post is heavily influenced by the fact that I’m sitting at a bar with a tropical drink, listening to Jimmy Buffet. So if it seems a bit of a disconnected ramble… blame Margaritaville. […]
  • Opendoor.com and the Power of Radical Questions

    Rob Hahn
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:09 am
    A couple of days ago, a friend of mine in the commercial real estate space asked me about Opendoor.com. I had no idea what he was talking about, so I went over to look at what that’s about. Well, this is what the website looks like right now: Hm. “The easiest way to sell your […]
  • Clareity Goes Back to the Future Beyond Syndication

    Rob Hahn
    11 Jul 2014 | 3:25 pm
    My friends at Clareity, Gregg Larsen and Matt Cohen, have just released a white paper they co-authored titled Beyond Syndication that is worth reading in full if you’re interested in this sort of thing. They include an overview of where things stand today, and then make a recommendation or two. Despite the fact that I […]
  • Some Thoughts on Move & NAR v. Zillow & Samuelson

    Rob Hahn
    3 Jul 2014 | 9:52 am
    The judge in the non-compete-disguised-as-a-trade-secrets case between Move & NAR v. Zillow & Errol Samuelson has issued a preliminary injunction that looks like a big win for REALTORS and REALTOR-lookalikes. Inman News has the story, and the actual order itself (PDF). As a an interested bystander, the whole thing is sort of sad. Wish my friends would […]
  • NAR General Counsel Warns About Dangers of Failing to Syndicate

    Rob Hahn
    27 Jun 2014 | 4:15 pm
    In case you haven’t seen this yet, Katie Johnson, the General Counsel of NAR, has written an article that comes as close to a formal legal opinion on dangers of failing to syndicate listings. Well, actually, she warns about the practice of pre-marketing, also known as “Coming Soon” but the logic that she uses applies with full […]
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    Massachusetts Real Estate

  • The Google Plus Real Estate Community

    Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty)
    1 Jul 2014 | 1:18 am
    Why Join The Google+ Real Estate Communities? Many of you have as part of your daily ritual to log into Active Rain and read your favorite blog authors. There is certainly nothing wrong with that but if you are a real estate agent, mortgage broker, home inspector, stager, lawyer or anything else connected to the real estate industry you are missing out on a lot of great content if that is all you do everyday! There are many great places online where you can participate in a real estate forum just like Active Rain. Many of you know what a huge avocate I am for using Google plus for your real…
  • Is It Wise To Buy A Home Before Selling The One You Own?

    Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty)
    5 Dec 2013 | 8:00 am
    Common Approaches And Issues When Buying Before Selling One of the age old questions in real estate is should I buy a home before selling my exisiting home? In Real Estate circle we call this the chicken and egg question. Essentially it means which should come first. For most people it will be selling the home they already own first. Buying a house before you sell your own is usually not a good idea. There are exceptions to every rule, but unless you have significant funds (enough to cover both mortgages for a year or more), you are probably better off waiting. If you have found your dream…
  • Mold The Real Estate Deal Killer

    Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty)
    6 Nov 2013 | 5:57 am
    Mold Creates Real Issues For Home Sellers Mold in your home is not something you should take lightly, especially if you are planning on trying to sell. Even buyers interested in a fixer-upper will often steer clear of a house with obvious mold problems, because there are simply too many unknowns. The problem could be easily resolved, or an issue so big that it is going to be a huge expenditure to fix. In the minds of most buyers, it is easier to just move on to other properties without mold issues. In fact in some buyer's minds if they hear you have mold they may back out even if you agree to…
  • Rocking Real Estate Social Media Without Active Rain

    Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty)
    4 Nov 2013 | 8:38 pm
    Channeling Social Media Hopefully the title has caught your attention - yes, no, maybe? First let me be clear that this is not a slight towards Active Rain. In fact far from it. I am a firm believer in how great the Active Rain Real Estate network has been to all it's members since the day it was first created. There has been a lot of changes since Active Rain first hit the scene but it has remained a powerful social media tool. I can speak from personal experience, as I was one of the original bloggers to join the network. Active Rain however is much different now then when it was first…
  • How to Prevent Home Sale Issues Before Listing For Sale

    Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty)
    14 Oct 2013 | 5:33 am
    Fixing Home Sale Issues When selling a home there are numerous issues that can crop up during your Real Estate transaction. In order to ensure your home sale to go smoothly is to make sure you tackle some of these issues before they even rear their ugly head! A well informed seller is one that will more than likely increase their chances of sitting at a closing table in a quicker time frame with a lot less stress. There is nothing that can make the process of selling a home more painful than having your home on the market, getting an acceptable offer and then weeks later have the sale fall…
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    Real Estate Investing Blog

  • Understanding Your Purchase Appraisal

    Marco Santarelli
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:34 am
    Once you have a property under contract and you’ve performed an inspection, it’s time for your loan officer to secure a purchase appraisal. Be aware that an appraisal will almost always render a lower value than you determined in your comparative market analysis, for a number of reasons.  Appraisals do not give an accurate market value – they simply give you a reflection of what you’re trying to accomplish with the bank.  There are actually different types of appraisals, and each one serves a different purpose. Read the rest of Understanding Your Purchase Appraisal » For more…
  • Would You Move for $1 Million in New Wealth?

    Peter Miler
    8 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    America is a nation on the move.  The Census Bureau says 35.9 million of us picked-up and went somewhere else in 2013, almost 12% of the entire population. We move because of such things as jobs, climate, family and schools but there’s another reason as well: A good move can be worth $1 million and maybe more. Read the rest of Would You Move for $1 Million in New Wealth? » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2014 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate Investments. Your Premier Source for Turnkey Investment Property.
  • Strongest Job Markets in the 60 Largest U.S. Cities

    John Kiernan
    18 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    Sometimes the grass truly is greener on the other side of the fence.  The financial turmoil of the past few years certainly lends credence to that notion, as the Great Recession’s disproportionate impact on local economies spawned a 24-point unemployment rate difference between the most and least bountiful major U.S. cities. More than 100 million people have moved within the past five years, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, and 48% of unemployed individuals have picked up their roots in search of a job over that time-frame.  This societal mobility stands to be a major asset…
  • Investment Property: A Great Wealth-Builder

    Jason Couilard
    2 Jun 2014 | 4:08 pm
    When most of us think of investments we think of the stock market, maybe our retirement fund, and maybe that “business opportunity” last year with a colleague.  It is easy to describe investments one-dimensionally; something we invest money in today that we intend to sell for a larger sum years later. Investment real estate however builds wealth simultaneously four ways: Read the rest of Investment Property: A Great Wealth-Builder » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2014 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate Investments. Your Premier…
  • Single-Family Rentals Are Here to Stay

    John Burns
    20 May 2014 | 5:00 am
    Single-family homes now comprise 35% of all rentals and 11% of all households. What’s driving demand? From 2005 to 2012, single-family rental homes grew 1.7% per year, primarily due to: Low Confidence:  Many households do not yet have the confidence to purchase, knowing that they could lose their job or be required to relocate. Low Affordability:  Many households cannot afford to purchase a home due to bad credit, loan documentation issues, high levels of debt, and home prices now being out of reach. Read the rest of Single-Family Rentals Are Here to Stay » For more articles…
 
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    Expert Real Estate Advice

  • Outdoor Lighting for Curb Appeal and Safety

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

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

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

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

    Christina (Asad) Cavins, www.DaytonOhioHouse.com Search Ohio Homes For Sale (Irongate Inc. REALTORS)
    26 Jun 2014 | 9:49 am
    Oakwood Ohio Farmer's Market Get out of the house this weekend and head to the Oakwood, Ohio Farmer's Market! Open Saturdays June 28th - August 30th, 9 am - 1 pm at the Municipal Parking Lot in the Shops of Oakwood off Far Hills Avenue at 22 Orchard Drive. The Oakwood Ohio Farmer's Market features 30 local vendors. Enjoy! Blog articleprovided by Christina Cavins, a Nationally recognized Realtor. Christina can be reached via email at DaytonOhioHouse@gmail.com or by cell phone or text message at 1-937-205-4741. For Ohio real estate and homes see Dayton Ohio Real Estate. Search homes for sale…
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    BuzzBuzzHome News

  • Easton’s Group reveals new suite incentives for boutique building at Dundas Square Gardens

    buzzhomeblog
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:47 pm
    It’s not just last month’s well-attended preview opening for Dundas Square Gardens that has people talking. The new condo project in Toronto has been generating even more buzz as of late thanks to a selection of limited-time promotions. Easton’s Group of Hotels recently unveiled two new incentives for select suites in the Garden Tower, a 17-storey boutique building that will accompany the project’s 47-storey main tower. Purchasers will receive a $10,000 cash back on a selection of two-bedroom suites, all of which feature spacious terraces that exceed 150 square feet. The…
  • Minto Westside will soon rise up at the corner of Bathurst and Front streets in Toronto

    buzzhomeblog
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Every so often a condo project is announced that grabs the public’s attention long before shovels hit ground. Minto Westside is one of those buildings. The new 20-storey development has the potential to redefine its surrounding neighbourhood thanks to its contemporary architecture and long-list of local conveniences. The high-rise will sit at the corner of Bathurst Street and Front Street West in Toronto and is set to launch by the end of this year. Its bold and geometric exterior will also turns heads thanks to the artistry of Toronto-based firm Wallman Architects. The architects…
  • Want to save $8,000? Buy a new home by MOSAIC

    buzzhomeblog
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:28 am
    Looking to fall in love this summer? Across all MOSAIC properties, you can save up to $8,000 with the MOSAIC Summer Love Sales Event. The Summer Love Sales event includes the sought-after CAMBRIA development, situated on one of the highest points in Vancouver at Cambie Street and 50th Avenue. This two-building project is only steps away from the Langara–49th Avenue Canada Line station and Oakridge Centre. Remaining homes are priced from $379,900 and include generous outdoor living spaces, nine-foot ceilings, kitchen islands or peninsulas with plenty of cabinet and counter space,…
  • Construction update: DDG’s 325 West Broadway

    Joyce Chen
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:14 am
    We hope there’s a next wave of striking scaffolding at DDG’s 325 West Broadway condo conversion. The firm has turned beautifying construction sites into an art, starting with 345meatpacking’s snakey netting designed by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama in 2012. Previously, the nine-story, 24-unit project at 325 West Broadway has been graced by trompe-l’œil chocolate bar signage, followed by a scaffolding mural by British street artist Ben Eine, Curbed reported. DDG purchased the property, formerly a Tootsie Roll Factory, in 2012 for $38.35 million, Crain’s first…
  • Rosehaven Homes’ communities feature plenty of small town charm

    buzzhomeblog
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:45 am
    When you’re looking for a home, chances are, you’re looking to put down roots in a community you’ll be proud to call your own. Rosehaven Homes features a number of new enclaves located in settings with plenty of small town charm and room to grow. Here’s a closer look at some of the communities and what makes them great places to live: Victoria Highlands One of the oldest villages in the Town of East Gwillimbury, Mount Albert was first settled in the early 1820s. Along Centre Street, you’ll find a distinct downtown core filled with a number of shops and services.
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    Debra Sinick & Brooks Beaupain

  • Seattle Eastside Condo Sales Remain Steady in June

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

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

    Sinick & Beaupain Team
    13 Jun 2014 | 11:02 am
    Has there been a shift in the Seattle Eastside condominium market? What could be a shift is shown by the big jump in inventory to 375 available condos from 288 in April and the slight decline in sales over the last couple of months.  Seattle Eastside condo sales are still fabulous, although more condos sold in March and April than in May.  The pattern we saw in 2013 is playing out once again.  The real estate market is always at its most frenetic during the first quarter of the year.  As the year progresses, more property becomes available, giving buyers more…
  • Seattle Eastside Homes Are Still Moving Well!

    Sinick & Beaupain Team
    12 Jun 2014 | 10:52 am
      I was talking with a fellow Realtor earlier today who commented on a home that had taken a long time to sell and it was only on the market for 18 days!   Since every home with a "for Sale" sign in front of it sold in a heartbeat during the first quarter of the year, 18 days now seem long.  In reality, it's still an amazingly quick sale time.  In May, Realtors started to see a slight change in the marketplace as not all homes sold immediately with multiple offers.  Some homes sold in a week to a month. The Seattle Eastside real estate market is still…
  • Almost Every Listed Condo on Seattle’s Eastside Sold In March!

    Sinick & Beaupain Team
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:35 am
      You know the condo real estate sales are hot when 95% of all the listed properties sell in one month. Of the 312 condos for sale, only 14 did not sell last month! Honestly, I've been working in Seattle eastside real estate since 1987, and I don't believe there has been a month when almost every condo sold.  Median pricing for condos stood at $274,000.  Condos took 42 days to sell on average and sold for 99% of the asking price.  Given the relatively small inventory of condos, none of these statistics is a big surprise.  So buyer, be armed and ready with a…
 
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    IPIN Live

  • UK:165,000 Affordable Homes to be Built by 2018

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The British government have announced a new affordable homes programme that is set to change the way properties are built in the country with many being largely constructed off-site, a technique used widely in continental Europe and India. The first phase of the £23bn programme has been confirmed with an overall target to deliver 165,000 new affordable homes over three years from 2015. Brandon Lewis, Housing Minister said the focus on new technology would provide high quality homes and help the sector achieve the fastest rate of affordable house building for 20 years. 191 providers have…
  • Spanish Property Considered Best Value in Europe

    21 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Spain suffered more than most countries following the financial crisis with rigorous austerity measures, escalating public debt, heavy financial reliance on the Eurozone, soaring unemployment and general social, political and economic unrest. Despite that, optimism was never far away for one of the world's most popular holiday destinations with many property investors taking advantage of a crushed housing market to pick up bargains with confidence they would provide substantial returns when Spain finally crawled into recovery. Unemployment in Spain peaked at 26% in 2012 Many economists now…
  • UK Buy-to-Let Market on Very Shaky Ground

    20 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    There is no doubt that the increases in UK property prices have been largely driven by the huge rise in private landlords coming to the market but what is expected to happen when interest rates rise? The loan-to-income cap introduced by Bank of England governor Mark Carney last month was intended to cool the UK housing market but the measures do not apply to buy-to-let, now the fastest growing type of mortgage by value. Economists say an increase in the central bank's benchmark interest rate or falling prices could result in a repeat of the past, when repossessions of privately let properties…
  • New BRICS Development Bank a Political Coup for Putin

    15 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The establishment of a multilateral development bank operated by the BRICS nations, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, proposed at the Durban summit in March 2013, has received full support from the nations' leaders. Intended as an alternative to the existing World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF), the BRICS bank will provide funding for infrastructure projects and create a "Contingent Reserve Arrangement" or emergency fund worth $100bn to help member countries counteract future financial shocks. The new bank will present an ambitious challenge to the western-run…
  • Pensioners Financially Better Off Than UK Workers

    14 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) published today has revealed that only those over the age of 60 have not experienced any drop in income since the financial crisis hit the UK. Working adults, together with the 20-something generation have all experienced substantial falls in income since the downturn with only pensioners and those on the verge of retiring holding on to their incomes at pre-crisis levels. The revelation is likely to increase pressure on the government to cut pensioner's benefits such as the winter fuel allowance and free television licences although the…
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  • Foreign Purchases of Vietnamese Property Surges in 2014

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:05 am
    <p>When Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung announced legislative changes at the end of 2013 to facilitate easier purchase of property by foreign investors, an increase of overseas interest was keenly anticipated.</p> <p>However, the level of increased interest was well beyond expectation with foreign investment in Vietnam property amounting to $692.3m in the first 6 months of 2014, an increase of 65% year-on-year and accounting for 10% of the total foreign direct investment (FDI) inflow of $6.85bn.</p> <p>Vietnam is a vibrant, culturally rich country with a colourful…
  • Fascinating Facts about Bulgaria

    21 Jul 2014 | 1:42 am
    <p>From remote, wooded mountain ranges sprinkled with secluded villages and captivating monasteries to vibrant modern cities and swathes of sandy beaches bordering the Black Sea coastline, Bulgaria is a country well worth exploring.</p> <p>It isn't hard to see why so many foreign and domestic holidaymakers flock to the Bulgarian coast every summer but there is also a rich cultural heritage and some surprising facts that not many people know about this Balkan gem.</p> Bulgaria is the oldest country in Europe and it hasn't changed its name since it was first established…
  • Beautiful Belize - The Jewel of Central America

    18 Jul 2014 | 1:31 am
    <p>With one foot planted in tropical rainforests and the other dipped in the Caribbean Sea, Belize combines the best of both worlds and yet, remains a very well-kept secret. From secluded white sand beaches to lush tropical forests this is a country of diverse natural beauty benefitting from economic stability, a stress-free lifestyle and low cost of living.</p> <p>More adventurous travellers can trek into the jungle in search of Belize's famous Maya ruins and explore the natural habitat of parrots, toucans, pumas and tapirs en route. Although Belize is a relatively small…
  • UK Investor Appetite for Overseas Property Still Riding High

    17 Jul 2014 | 1:20 am
    <p>Conti, the overseas mortgage specialist has recently reported that the number of enquiries received from British buyers increased by 38% in the second quarter when compared with the same period in 2013. The mortgage brokers also said that over the period of January to June 2014, enquiries increased by a massive 58% compared with the first half of last year.</p> <p>Spain continues to be the destination of choice with British buyers, accounting for a substantial 59% of total enquiries received in the second quarter, a pattern continued from the first quarter of 2014. In…
  • The Rise and Fall and Rise of Property in Fuengirola

    16 Jul 2014 | 1:49 am
    <p>Over the last decade the turbulent fiscal climate has affected property prices all over the world, and property for sale in Fuengirola has not escaped unscathed. The average prices of different types of real estate in the area have varied over the years, sometimes mirroring the wider economic picture and at times offering a contrast to it. </p><p>The average price of an apartment for sale in Fuengirola in 2005 was around &euro;268,683.84: almost &euro;20,000 more than the average national property price across Spain in the same year. By 2006 the average price for…
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    Secure Real Estate Phoenix

  • Phoenix Real Estate Market Report June 2014

    Charlie Allred
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:20 pm
    The Phoenix real estate market has been slow this year in general.  When I’m asked about Phoenix area homes and how fast they are selling, I describe the real estate market as sludgy (which isn’t a common term used), but there are a lot of Phoenix homes for sale right now, you can see that in the “active listings” graph below.  June of 2014 was close to the 5 year average, but compared to the last few years we’ve had low inventory, closer to 10,000 homes for sale and now we’re over 20,000 Phoenix homes for sale. Phoenix Real Estate Market Indicators…
  • 5 Best Scottsdale Restaurants – Old Town Scottsdale Restaurants

    Charlie Allred
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:56 pm
    As most of my readers know, I LOVE Old Town Scottsdale and this is the reason I sell Scottsdale real estate.  I live right in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, also known as downtown Scottsdale.  Living in Old Town Scottsdale, I have come to love so many Old Town Scottsdale restaurants.  I used to call where we live “central Scottsdale” because I grew up in Tempe and to me this was the center of all of Scottsdale because everything is here.  However, if you look at a map of Scottsdale, you will see that geographically Old Town Scottsdale is really on the south end of Scottsdale,…
  • Top 10 Reasons to Hire a Realtor to Sell Your Phoenix Home

    Charlie Allred
    30 Jun 2014 | 3:04 pm
    The Phoenix real estate market is interesting to say the least!  As I’m writing this article it’s 102 degrees, here in sunny Scottsdale, AZ.  The real estate market in Phoenix has been recovering for several years now.  However, currently I have more home sellers calling me to discuss why their home hasn’t sold yet.  They want my advice on whether I think their current or former real estate agent is doing a good job or in general want advice on why their Phoenix home hasn’t sold. Since I’ve been getting all these calls from worried homeowners, I decided to…
  • Scottsdale Real Estate: Tips for Selling Your Scottsdale Luxury Home

    Charlie Allred
    26 Jun 2014 | 4:25 pm
    I’m sure you are thinking, isn’t selling my Scottsdale luxury home the same as selling any other home?  To that question, I say “ABSOLUTELY NOT”, for all the reasons below! the Scottsdale Real Estate Stats: May of this year 431 homes were sold. Last year in May 546 homes were sold, this is a decrease of 23% this year.  The average sales price of a Scottsdale home in May 2014 is $505,679, this is an increase of 2.37% from May of last year. The average days on the market in Scottsdale is 106 days in May 2014, last year it was 93 days on the market. The Scottsdale, AZ…
  • Top 5 Reasons to Move to Phoenix, well Scottsdale mostly

    Charlie Allred
    20 Jun 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Are you thinking of a move to the Phoenix, Arizona area? It’s June 17, 2014, I’m here in Scottsdale, AZ. My iphone says it’s 99 degrees outside and I’m excited that it’s cool outside. While, I’m writing this article in the summer, the summer is the absolute worst time to live in the Phoenix area. However, in a quick 2 hour drive you can be to a bit cooler climate of Flagstaff, AZ or Mexico. It’s only 6 hours to San Diego, one of my all time favorite cities, mostly because it’s cool all the time and I went to college at USD. My point is there are tons of places to escape the…
 
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  • Greenwich Real Estate Market Report Part II – Average Price Now $3MM

    greenwichstreets
    20 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    First Half Market Supply and Demand in Greenwich, CT           Greenwich Inventory vs. Sales [You can see Part I of this report at GreenwichStreets.com.] Comparing the percentage of each price range sold to the inventory in that price range is another way of looking at demand in that price range and it also shows you how each price range compares to the overall market. If you look at the inventory pie chart you can see that the under $1,000,000 market in Greenwich only has 8% of the market; it’s three tiny little sliver at the top right of the chart. Look at sales for the same…
  • 43 Open Houses in Greenwich, CT on Sunday 7/19/14

    greenwichstreets
    19 Jul 2014 | 4:29 pm
    Greenwich Open Houses Sunday, July 20, 2014   There are 43 Open Houses this Sunday from $$610,000 right across the street from the park on Pemberwick Road, to $7,200,000 on Mayfair Lane off of Pecksland Road.  Both of these properties are in the Glenville Elementary & Western Middle School District.   There is much to see from new construction at 7 Oakwood Lane for $6.495M, 20 Carpenters Brook Lane for $4.1M or 2 Meadow Place for $4.2M to classic vintage homes such as 349 Sound Beach Ave built in 1925 and listed for $3.575M & the convenient “in-town” gem, 10 Maher Ave…
  • Greenwich Real Estate Statistics & Market Report for the First Half of 2014

    greenwichstreets
    13 Jul 2014 | 8:53 am
    GREENWICHSTREETS.COM FIRST HALF 2014 MARKET REPORT by Mark Pruner Berkshire Hathaway 203-969-7900, mark@bhhsne.com GREENWICH MARKET REPORT FIRST HALF OF 2014           Summary – The Greenwich market is busy. We are doing better than 2012, though not quite as busy as the stellar 2013. The high end over $4,000,000 is doing much better.  Under $1.5 million is combat buying come prepared and well financed. The middle is doing fine and we could use some more inventory as the buyers sift the wheat from the chaff. Click Here for Printable Greenwich Real Estate Report for 1st Half 2014…
  • 70 Greenwich Open Houses on Sunday 7/13/14

    greenwichstreets
    13 Jul 2014 | 7:39 am
    Greenwich Open Houses Sunday, July 15, 2014   There are 70 Open Houses starting with 6 rentals from $4,200 to $16,000 per month. The condominium prices start at $295,000 and the highest priced single family home Open House is $6,449,000 on Clapboard Ridge Road. There are plenty of homes to see in every price point. Look closely at the times as they vary.  You can use the interactive map to plan your route. Please click here for the interactive map. The static map is below.                               Thanks…
  • Greenwich Real Estate Report May 2014 – Part III

    greenwichstreets
    14 Jun 2014 | 7:12 pm
    GREENWICH MARKET ANALYSIS BY NEIGHBORHOOD (6/14/14 Update)           Inventory – When you look at the Greenwich market we have something for just about everyone and something in every neighborhood.  As of June 14th we have 609 single family homes on the market up from 579 houses at the end of May. When you look at the inventory map you can see concentrations of listings in Old Greenwich, Riverside, Central Greenwich, and along New York border. This “concentration” is really more of a matter of smaller lot size and greater density of housing in these areas. Greenwich Real…
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  • Casual For A Cause

    1 Jul 2014 | 4:47 am
             As one of our recurring Community Outreach projects, The Management Trust–Transpacific designates two months during the year as “Casual for a Cause” months. For those months, our employee owners are able to donate $2 for every day they choose to dress casually. The resulting funds are then donated to a charity or organizational need. June is our first “Casual for a Cause” month for 2014 and we have chosen to support the Wounded Warrior Project®. Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) strives to honor and empower our Wounded Warriors and help…
  • Inspiring Each Other Through Taking The Journey

    2 Jun 2014 | 11:55 pm
      At the beginning of 2014 The Management Trust released a new mission statement: "To Inspire Each Other to Take Ownership of Our Potential" Now we have asked our employee-owners to submit their reflections on how this mission statement applies to them and their jobs. The sixth entry is posted here. If this resonates with you let us know by leaving a comment at the end of the article!   Inspiring Each Other Through Taking The Journey by Carla Hanchett, Division Assistant to V.P. of AccountingThe Management Trust-Northwest   Scene (My daughter is hurriedly searching the house…
  • Inspiring Each Other Through Leading By Example

    26 May 2014 | 11:24 pm
      At the beginning of 2014 The Management Trust released a new mission statement: "To Inspire Each Other to Take Ownership of Our Potential" Now we have asked our employee-owners to submit their reflections on how this mission statement applies to them and their jobs. The fifth entry is posted here. If this resonates with you let us know by leaving a comment at the end of the article!   Inspiring Each Other Through Leading By Example by Bill Sorenson, A/R SpecialistThe Management Trust-CDC   I nominate my bosses as inspiration:  Ron Rice, Steve Stepleton and Craig…
  • Inspiring Each Other Through Working With Others

    19 May 2014 | 11:11 pm
      At the beginning of 2014 The Management Trust released a new mission statement: "To Inspire Each Other to Take Ownership of Our Potential" Now we have asked our employee-owners to submit their reflections on how this mission statement applies to them and their jobs. The fourth entry is posted here. If this resonates with you let us know by leaving a comment at the end of the article!   Inspiring Each Other Through Working With Others by Sandra Beckstead, Staff AccountantThe Management Trust-CDC  It’s not just one person that Inspires me, but many of my fellow co-workers…
  • Inspiring Each Other Through Happily Ever After

    15 May 2014 | 4:34 pm
      At the beginning of 2014 The Management Trust released a new mission statement: "To Inspire Each Other to Take Ownership of Our Potential" Now we have asked our employee-owners to submit their reflections on how this mission statement applies to them and their jobs. The third entry is posted here. If this resonates with you let us know by leaving a comment at the end of the article!   Inspiring Each Other Through Happily Ever After by Marie Harris, Insurance SpecialistThe Management Trust-Northwest   Because what is more inspiring than true love? A link to our story...
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  • Featured Home: $1.8M in Humber Valley, Etobicoke

    TheRedPin Team
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:25 pm
    47 Edgevalley Dr Detached house for sale in Humber Valley, Etobicoke Price Tag: $1,795,000 TRP Rebate: $6,731 This neighbourhood is the wealthiest part of Etobicoke, more specifically this 4 bedroom home is in the “million dollar neighbourhood of Edgehill Park.” Known for its park like lots and pristine landscaping lined along the Humber River Valley. Two landmarks in the area are Humber Valley Village are the St. George’s Golf and Country Club. This is a rare  opportunity to live in one of Etobicoke’s premier neighbourhoods! This detached home is spectacular with its unique…
  • Notable Listings July 21 to July 25

    TheRedPin Team
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:20 am
    Apt. 308 – 3520 Danforth Ave Apt. 308 – 3520 Danforth Ave Apt. 308 – 3520 Danforth Ave Apt. 214 – 3520 Danforth Ave Oakridge, Toronto Oakridge, Toronto Contact Eva Allaire to view this property: 416-800-0812 | eva@theredpin.com| @EvaA_TRP Asking Price: $282,000 TheRedPin Rebate: $1,058 Details: 1+1 Beds, 1 Bath 43 Savita Rd 43 Savita Rd Mount Pleasant, Brampton Contact Kenny Malhotra to view this property: 416-800-0812 | kenny@theredpin.com| @KennyM_TRP Asking Price: $549,000 TheRedPin Rebate: $2,059 Details: 4+1 Beds, 4 Baths Apt. Lph2 – 2230 Lakeshore Mimico,…
  • Woodbine beach is more than just a pretty shoreline

    TheRedPin Team
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Woodbine beach is part of a bustling, diverse and ever-changing neighbourhood. Living near water has its perks, the view, the breeze, the relaxing atmosphere can all contribute to one’s healthy self. The great thing about Toronto is that we have 5 major beaches that share the same perks. We’ve also put together a list of 10 reasons why the Beaches is a great place to live! Demographically, English is the most commonly spoken language in the area, but mother tongues and second languages include Cantonese, Spanish, Greek, Urdu and Italian. Residents ages 25-64 make up the majority…
  • We got an insider interview for Daniels Erin Mills, Mississauga

    TheRedPin Team
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:36 am
    Last week, Megan Aird representing The Daniels Corporation gave us an exclusive interview on their latest development in the Erin Mills community. TheRedPin was the selected representative at the Daniels Erin Mills platinum info event, where guests had the chance to talk to the builder and our sales team, review sample floor plans and most importantly, watch the builder’s official presentation. This was a great opportunity for home buyers to learn more about the vision behind this much anticipated project from the builder’s perspective.Aird gave us great insight into what The Daniels…
  • Infographic July 21, 2014: GTA MLS® Weekly Report

    TheRedPin Team
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    If you cannot see this amazing infographic in your current browser, please click here The post Infographic July 21, 2014: GTA MLS® Weekly Report appeared first on TheRedPin Pulse.
 
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    Harmony News Now

  • Benefits of Living in Las Vegas

    Harmony Homes
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:03 am
    Many people think of Las Vegas and only see the strip. Residing here is not what most people would think. The Las Vegas Strip is a great benefit for entertainment and activities but Residential areas in Lake Las Vegas, Henderson and Summerlin has many other benefits. Entertainment: Las Vegas is arguably “The Entertainment Capital of the World” and people come all over for the food, shows, conventions and events. Living here means attending all of the exciting “happenings” without travel expenses. Schools: Green Valley Ranch High School was recently voted one of the top high schools in…
  • Harmony Homes near closeout at luxurious Bella Fiore

    Harmony Homes
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:19 am
    Nevada builder Harmony Homes is closing out its luxurious Bella Fiore community at Lake Las Vegas with only 2 home sites left. “Our Lake Las Vegas community at Bella Fiore has been a hotspot for luxury living. Each property epitomizes the very best of Harmony Homes,” said Robert Beville, president of Harmony Homes. “It’s a spectacular time to buy right now, and people have been eager to buy in this neighborhood while prices and interest rates are low.” According to Beville, Harmony Homes is prebuilding the last two models based on the most popular features among…
  • Decorating your Harmony Home

    Harmony Homes
    8 Jul 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Now that you are settled into you new Silhouette, Bella Fiore or Daybreak home, how will you decorate? Obviously you have already looked at Houzz and Pinterest but what if you missed something? Here are a few tips and ideas you may not have thought about… 1. Pick your style: Are you going contemporary, traditional, modern or a little bit of all 3? Some people find it easier to start with a theme and buy accessories accordingly. Others find it better to start and finish decorating in one room before moving onto the next. What do you think is best? 2. Try a round rug: When adding a little…
  • Reasons to buy a home NOW!

    Harmony Homes
    1 Jul 2014 | 11:25 am
    1. Mortgage Rates are low Many people think only of the price of the home that they have to take into account when looking to buy. That is not the case. Mortgage terms will also affect the affordability of your home, especially on the 30-year-fixed-rate mortgage. Why not purchase a home TODAY, while you can still get a great price with low rates! 2. Homes are very affordable If you are brave enough to go beyond the norm you might be in for the home-buying opportunity of a lifetime. If you are qualified to buy a home and the purchase makes sense for the financial and personal situation you are…
  • Harmony Homes – Lake Las Vegas

    Harmony Homes
    24 Jun 2014 | 4:42 pm
    “A day at Lake Las Vegas means waking up to the sun on the lake, walking around the storybook village and spending the morning on the boat fishing, swimming, and relaxing.” Become part of the community at Lake Las Vegas by joining in on the events and activities. Whether you are a resident or just a visitor for the weekend, we encourage you to get involved and enjoy. Friday Night Beach Party – The Westin Resort and Spa hosts the “Friday Night Beach Party every Friday night from now until August 30. Come enjoy live entertainment, beach activities, food, cocktails,…
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    Hermann London Realtors

  • Saint Louis County Home for Sale

    STLRealtor
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:52 am
    Great Starter Home 2376 Crestline Dr, St Louis 63129-3618 Exceptional 2100 square foot, 3-bedroom home with hardwood floors, two fireplaces, and a beautifully created wet-bar and recreation room. Master suite has walk-in closet, Jacuzzi tub, shower. The center hall floorplan with formal dining area is open to the living room that includes a corner fireplace and sliding doors onto the covered patio. The kitchen and breakfast room have ceramic tile floors, exquisite cabinetry, a bay window, and huge pantry. This home is loaded with closet space. The wet bar and recreation room are adorned with…
  • Spacious Home for Sale in Heritage of Hawk Ridge

    STLRealtor
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:47 am
    This Home Won’t Last Long! 2098 Hawks Landing Dr, Lake St Louis 63367-1839 Welcome Home to your beautiful Tigerlily model in the ‘Better than 55′ Heritage of Hawk Ridge community with an active lifestyle & incredible amenities. Step into the Entry Room from your covered front porch, and you are welcomed into a stunning home which starts with a large Living Room great for a large party or a cozy gathering around the impressive fireplace. The entire left side of the home is an elegant Dining Rm, expansive Kitchen with cherry cabinetry, & Breakfast Rm, all ready for an…
  • South St. Louis Home for Rent

    STLRealtor
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Don’t Miss This Great Home for Lease! 7066 Sutherland Ave, St Louis 63109-1918 Beautiful and well-maintained South City home now available for lease! 3 beds, 2 remodeled full baths, updated kitchen with new appliances, refinished wood flooring, new carpeting, fresh paint, bonus sunroom, office/den, deck, fenced back yard, garage…this home has it all! All appliances stay – washer/dryer provided for tenant use but will not be maintained by landlord. Unfinished basement offers plenty of storage as well. Pets may be considered with owner approval and additional deposit.
  • Saint Louis City Home for Sale

    STLRealtor
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Great Investment! 7411 Virginia Ave, St Louis 63111 This is a charming 2 bedroom 1 bath brick home with wood floors, formal dining room, arched doorways, enclosed back porch, full basement, and detached 2 car garage. Needs some rehab including central a/c unit is missing. Sold in “as is” condition – buyer to be responsible for all inspections and repairs. Listing Price: $25,000 Search All Area Properties Search Foreclosures Check out St. Louis City! Enjoy all the conveniences of City living. Whether you’re single or part of a family, a sports fanatic or culture enthusiast,…
  • Saint Louis City 2 Family For Sale!

    STLRealtor
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Can’t Beat This Great Price! 5131 Northland Ave #A, St Louis 63113-1016 DO NOT DISTURB TENANTS. TENANTS UNAWARE OF SALE. Income $$$ Investment Opportunity. Brick 2 Family 2 Story with 1 & 2+ Bedrooms Apartments. First Floor Rented Out at $500.00/Month, Second Floor rented Out at $550.00. Enjoy the Spacious size Rooms, the Nice Big Back Yard. You could be Living in One Unit and Renting the other Unit Out. Currently both units rented. Need some repairs. Income Already being Generated and the Building Could Pay for Itself In No Time. Please Do Not Disturb Tenant. No Sign in Yard! ALL…
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    Eurobrix Blog

  • Smooth Moves Guide

    8 Jul 2014 | 2:45 am
    Moving house is an exciting step in your life but it isn’t an easy task. The British consider a house move to be the third most stressful thing they ever did in their life, especially as the conveyancing process can be nerve-wrecking. Conveyancing is the transference of ownership from one person to another. While it is possible to deal with the conveyancing process yourself, many people prefer consulting a solicitor or a reputable conveyancing specialist such as Saga to make sure that the move can go as smoothly as possible without any unnecessary delays. Some of the services a…
  • The UK Housing Market and Exploring Options Overseas

    1 Jul 2014 | 9:40 am
    House prices in the UK are growing exponentially. When this is combined with an increase in the cost of living, it creates difficult living conditions for many residents. The average price of a house in this country has rocketed to £186,512, and this rise in price is a threat to the UK economy. Property Abroad For many homeowners in the UK this is leading them to sell their property and move overseas. This is so that they can move to a country where they can easily afford a property and release some of the capital from their home. In addition, moving to affordable areas in Europe may…
  • The eXpat Files: There's more to Italy than Naples and Venice

    3 Jan 2014 | 3:57 am
    11 years ago, Robin Watson and his family moved from the UK to a small town in the Veneto region of Italy. Their four bed home sits at the top of a cul-de-sac, with a beautiful view of the Euganean Hills. Only an hour from the sea (or – if you prefer - the mountains) and just over 45 minutes from Venice, it’s a great base from which to explore the country’s finer things. With great cuisine and the quiet countryside on the doorstep, though, The Watsons soon found there’s more to Italy than Naples... We sat down with Mr. Watson in his semi-detached home to quiz him about…
  • 5 Towns in Costa Blanca Popular with British Expats

    Yuri Brixenmortar
    3 Oct 2013 | 3:12 am
    Located on the beautiful east coast of Spain, Costa Blanca is extremely popular with British Expats. Britons moving to Spain is something we all know happens, however there is a reason for it. With its warm rays of sun, beautiful scenery and wonderful beaches it is no surprise that so many people do move out there. There are a number of towns that are extremely popular with British expats. Costa Blanca is split into north and south and the north is typically more expensive than the south.   1. Moraira   Moraira used to be a small fishing village and has remained a…
  • Making the Sale: Adding Sheds of Appeal to your Garden

    Yuri Brixenmortar
    13 Sep 2013 | 4:13 am
    When you're looking to sell, landscaping your garden can seem like the one task you don’t want to take on. Sums can quickly add up, what with patios, furniture and bedding plants often being superfluously extravagant, and you, of course, will want to save money in any way you can. When it comes to furnishing your yard, a shed can make the simplest of gardens seem fully equipped. Long lasting, tough and value for money, you‘d be adding a building which will last. The birth and growth of the internet has made it easier for consumers to shop around for quality shed which is helpful…
 
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    South Florida Law Blog

  • Dyck-O’Neal, Inc., – Reviving the Homeowner Foreclosure Nightmare with Deficiency Judgment Lawsuits

    OppenheimLaw
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:39 pm
    Dyck-O’Neal, Inc., The Revival of the Homeowner Foreclosure Nightmare with the Use of Deficiency Judgment Lawsuits   A Brief Recap on the New Deficiency Judgment Deadlines As I have explained in my previous blog posts and YouTube videos, July 1st 2014 was a key date in terms of deficiency judgments.  If a bank had a foreclosure judgment entered in their favor at any time prior to June 30th, 2013 and the bank desired to file a lawsuit against the homeowner seeking a deficiency judgment, the deficiency judgment suit must be have been filed before July 1st, 2014. After July 1, 2014,…
  • Dodd-Frank Stalls Home Seller-Financing

    OppenheimLaw
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:39 am
    The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (or simply “Dodd-Frank”) was passed in 2010.  The passage of this Act was in effort to prevent the recurrence of the events that caused the 2008 financial crisis. The act also implements regulations that ultimately seek to create a greater certainty that borrowers can repay their home loans. The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) was established to implement and enforce the Dodd-Frank rules in the mortgage industry. The CFPB regulations implementing Dodd-Frank went into effect on January 10, 2014 and…
  • Independence Day ‘big win’ for thousands of homeowner’s with distressed mortgages

    OppenheimLaw
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:14 pm
    The following article was written in the Daily Business Review by Samantha Joseph with excerpts by Roy Oppenheim, Oppenheim Law.  A deadline for lenders to collect balances on distressed mortgages was a “big win” for thousands of homeowners. Florida’s Fair Foreclosure Act, which took effect July 1, 2013, gave lenders one year from the date of foreclosure to sue homeowners for deficiencies or balances owed on mortgages. The new law also limited the amount of time banks have to sue to recover homeowner deficiencies. Before the Fair Foreclosure Act, Florida banks had five…
  • Gauging the real estate markets reaction to Iraq ISIS crisis

    OppenheimLaw
    23 Jun 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Islamist militant gains in Iraq sent world oil prices higher Monday according to CNN. Photo: Reuters Repeatedly I am asked what my thoughts are about the implications of the situation in Iraq as it relates to the U.S. economy and the real estate market. While I nor anyone has a crystal ball, I do believe that there are certain logical implications that we can extrapolate from the Iraq crisis. Specifically, it appears with energy prices spiking that there will be an interruption in the supply of oil from Iraq for the foreseeable future.  Of course, the oil companies will use any excuse to…
  • The economy is up, foreclosures are down but re-foreclosures are also up

    OppenheimLaw
    10 Jun 2014 | 1:47 pm
    As the Florida real estate and general economy are improving, with average sales prices increasing, the number of foreclosures dropping and unemployment also increasing a funny thing happened as we continue through this recovery: re-foreclosures are up. Re-foreclosures you ask?  That’s right. A re-foreclosure is when the bank for whatever reason dismissed the first foreclosure or in some cases homeowners were successful in beating the bank on the first foreclosure.  Many homeowners had hoped that over time they would end up with the home for free if in fact the bank did not rebring the…
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    Virtual Tour Software ~ Virtual Tour Company

  • New RTV Photography Director & Tour Track Policy Changes

    Jason LaVanture
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:57 am
    In April of 2014 RTV recruited Elizabeth Tiffany (Liz) as RTV's new photography director. Liz comes to RTV with a professional photography degree and seven years of experience in sales and business management.  Over the last several months Liz has been overhauling and reorganizing the Fusion Tour Track system to handle thousands of orders a month versus hundreds of orders.  This includes the rewriting of all photographer instructions and style guides for each RTV national account in a much more logical manner, developing RTV's new upper tier professional photography program, and…
  • Fusion 2.0 is Coming Soon - RTV Virtual Tour Software

    Jason LaVanture
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    RTV is soon to launch the second version of our powerful Fusion virtual tour software system.  The new system will have the same look and feel, the same layouts, and the same features that you have come to love, but will be built on a stronger and even faster platform.The newly improved system is being built with server to server efficiency, unlimited growth potential, and extreme stability in mind.  Any feature that is currently not working as perfectly as it was intended to during Phase One and Two of our launch, will be improved once the new system is taken live.  Since…
  • The IMAGE 52 – RTV 2014 Convention Recap

    Jason LaVanture
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:05 am
    If you missed the 2014 RTV Virtual Tour Provider Convention this year make sure you attend this webinar! The theme for the 2014 RTV Convention was MOMENTUM and let me tell you that is exactly what we experienced.Jason LaVanture, Vice President of RTV, Inc. and the MOMENTUM behind RTV, shared information about all the new up and coming opportunities for RTV virtual tour providers with new National Photography Service Accounts.We will recap this information to make sure that you have the 411 on all the great new opportunities that will be available to you as an RTV Tour Provider.The RTV…
  • Big Things To Come From RTV!

    Jason LaVanture
    10 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Good afternoon team RTV! We at RTV virtual tour software company sincerely hope you’re having a wonderful summer so far.  By the looks of the vast amounts of virtual tour productions coming through the system we know you're all certainly very busy. While it has been awhile since our last update to you, please rest assured that we’ve been very busy on several fronts.  Since the 2014 virtual tour provider convention in April, we’ve been reorganizing, staffing up, moving into a larger office location, starting to wrap up the reprogramming of the Fusion system, and finally,…
  • How to Take Great Panoramic Shots

    Jason LaVanture
    8 Jul 2014 | 10:02 am
    Panoramic images can really enhance your still photo tours or interactive virtual tours—and of course, the better the shot, the better the finished virtual tour. There are actually several ways you can take panoramic pictures. You may have the RTV virtual tour software system with Panohead and photo stitching software, you may have a camera with panoramic mode, or a ball attachment that lets you take 360-degree shots.Whatever type of camera or method you use, here’s how to take terrific panoramic shots. You’ll need a tripod, a camera with panoramic mode or manual mode, and a regular…
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    THE TENANT ADVISOR

  • Houston’s 6.3% Retail Vacancy Rate at a Record Low

    CoyDavidson
    19 Jul 2014 | 7:12 am
    Q2 2014 | Houston Retail | Research & Forecast Report Houston’s retail market posted 1.2M SF of positive net absorption in the second quarter. Some of the tenants who opened new locations during the quarter include Whole Foods Market, Kroger Marketplace, Conn’s Appliances, Horse & Rider, Vineyard Vines, Trina Turks, Brucettes Shoes, and Harbor Freight […]
  • A Booming Office Market Accelerates Construction Costs in Houston

    CoyDavidson
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:34 pm
    Kirksey Office Construction Cost Update – 2014 Kirksey Architects just released its annual office construction cost update on office buildings, parking structures and corporate interiors which is an annual poll of leading contractors to update current market conditions. Houston contains by far the largest amount of new office space construction under way among U.S. markets. According to report, […]
  • This Week’s Recommended Reading

    CoyDavidson
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:33 pm
    6 Articles to Read this Weekend Workspace Design Trends To Increase Your Productivity Creating paths for chance meetings, including nooks, and designing agile, unique workspaces are solutions that designers say promote collaboration, creativity, and productivity in the modern office.“In the last four to five years, we’ve all been focusing on sustainability and the impact technology has […]
  • This Week in the Economy

    CoyDavidson
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:42 pm
    Stocks Finish the Week Higher All three major stock indexes finished the week with gains. The Nasdaq finished up 0.38% for the week. The Dow gained 0.92% and the S&P 500 advanced 0.54% for the week. Below are links to the top economics news for the week: Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for the U.S. Increases U.S. consumer […]
  • Fed Beige Book: Commercial Construction Activity Strengthened Across the Districts

    CoyDavidson
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:07 pm
    Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District All twelve Federal Reserve Districts indicated that economic activity continued to expand since the previous report. The pace of economic growth was characterized as moderate in New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas, and San Francisco, while the remaining Districts reported modest expansion. Compared to the […]
 
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  • WORLD SERIES OF POKER

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:48 pm
    The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is going to be at the Palm Beach Kennel Club from July 30, 2014 – August 11, 2014. It’s the time to raise up the pot once again at Florida’s only top Poker event! The Palm Beach Kennel Club has the largest poker room in Florida. Additional well-designed nonsmoking rooms complete with plenty of TV monitors will make this a perfect venue for the upcoming World Series of Poker. Lots of players will come from all over the United States for the chance to move onto the National Championship in February 4-16, 2015. For twelve action packed days, players will…
  • NATIONAL AWARD WINNING PARK

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:52 am
    DuBois Park in Jupiter, Florida was recognized for its supreme recreation and park facilities for the very best design, granted the National Award. The park is located at 19075 DuBois Road which is documented in history as Harry DuBois built his home 1897; the home and the Jupiter Inlet are both listed as the National Register of Historic Places. With the historic home on the hill and the amazing view of the Jupiter inlet, rests the 18 acre park which is connected by a foot bridge to 46 acre oceanfront Jupiter Beach Park. The setting is most tropical, with palm trees lining the shoreline and…
  • 2014 STRONG SUMMER BUYING SEASON

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:16 am
      According to a report released Tuesday by the Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches the number of single family homes sold last month countywide was 1,636.  That number of sold homes was equal with May 2014, but 21percent higher than the same time last year in 2013. Statewide, Florida has seen an increase of 5 percent in the median price for a single family home, up from 2013 and an increase of 3 percent from May 2014.  The volume of sales last month was 23,181, a 15 percent annual increase and 1 percent higher than May 2014. June 2014 marked the 31st  consecutive month in which sale…
  • BUG FEVER

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:11 am
    Feel a case coming on? It's called bug fever and it strikes every July on the coastal areas of Florida and are flooded with Lobster Hunters trying to get their share of this year’s bounty during mini lobster-season. Mini lobster season always falls on the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday in July. This year it falls on July 30th and July 31st beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday and ends at 12 a.m. (midnight) on Thursday. There is also a regular eight-month lobster season is always August 6 through March 31.In the clench of bug fever, divers who are normally at ease to breathe deep,…
  • IVANA TRUMP’S PALM BEACH ESTATE SOLD $16.6 MILLION

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:26 am
     According to the recorded deed, Concha Marina, Ivana Trump’s landmarked oceanfront Palm Beach estate sold last week for $16.6 million dollars. She purchased the home 20 years ago, after her split from ex-husband Donald Trump.  Mrs. Trump paid $4.4 million for the house in 1994; two years after her divorce became final. The home is a magnificent Addison Mizner estate with many of the original details intact.  Mr. Mizner was an American resort architect whose Mediterranean and Spanish Colonial Revival style interpretations left an "indelible stamp on South Florida" and continues to…
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  • Maine Home Sales Increase 14.02 Percent In June

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

    LegacySIR
    26 Jun 2014 | 7:26 am
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  • Brian Wickenden Joins the Camden Office of Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty as Senior Vice President and Office Manager

    LegacySIR
    24 Jun 2014 | 7:53 am
    Camden, Maine (June 24, 2014)— Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, Maine’s leading Luxury Property company,today announced that long time Camden resident Brian Wickenden joined its Camden, Maine real estate office as a Senior Vice President and Office Manager. Brian, a graduate of Davidson College (B.A.) and Wake Forest University (M.B.A.), has been a consistently strong market producer in Knox and Waldo Counties. Brian is the current President of the Coastal Mountain Council of the Mid-coast Board of REALTORS®. Having spent a lifetime in Camden and the surrounding…
  • Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Enters Luxembourg

    LegacySIR
    17 Jun 2014 | 9:36 am
    MADISON, N.J., and LUXEMBOURG (June 17, 2014) – Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Luxembourg Real Estate Partners S.A. has joined its network and now will do business as Luxembourg Sotheby’s International Realty. The firm, which is managed by Philippe Vermast, serves the high-end real estate market in Luxembourg and surrounding towns. The Sotheby’s International Realty® network now has approximately 150 offices across Europe, Middle East and Africa with the addition of Luxembourg Sotheby’s International Realty. “Our expansion into Luxembourg…
  • Taste of the Nation at Fort Williams Park

    LegacySIR
    6 Jun 2014 | 10:39 am
    Taste of the Nation events are the foundation and the most successful culinary benefit driving the funds and awareness needed to build a local network dedicated to the mission of no kid hungry. Held each summer, Taste of the Nation is a one-of-a-kind event bringing together the state’s best chefs, microbrewers, wine and spirit purveyors to create this unique sellout event in their efforts to end childhood hunger. The creativity and generosity of Maine’s award-winning culinary community make Taste of the Nation the most successful fundraising event in Maine and a powerful example…
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  • Baby boomers say young property buyers have it toughest

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

    realestateview.com.au
    10 Jul 2014 | 9:37 pm
    Courtesy of the REIV The Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) says the latest housing finance figures released by the  Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reflect a stabilising market. The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Tips on Buying A Property Sight Unseen

    Michael Yardney
    11 Jun 2014 | 5:18 pm
    This piece of advice may be different to what others recommend, but it may save you a heap of investment headaches down the track. I know there’s a school of thought that suggests one way to take the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • RBA Alert – Interest Rate Announcement

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    2 Jun 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Steven’s takes the Sport out of Interest Rate watching… The Reserve Bank of Australia has again decided to leave interest rates at present levels following their official meeting today. This decision... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Federal Budget & Property- An Industry Perspective

    realestateview.com.au
    14 May 2014 | 4:15 pm
    -Article kindly provided by the REIA- The Government describes this budget as a contribution by all Australians now that will be an investment in Australia’s future. Across the four years of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • Log Home with Acreage for Sale Nevada

    Robert Ratliff
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:12 pm
    Cabin for Sale in White Pine County, NV Log Home for Sale in White Pine County, Nevada. Hunting, fishing and the great outdoors is at your finger tips. Surrounded by Humboldt National Forest, cabin is located outside of Ely, Nevada. This 16 acre log cabin has well water and electricity already installed. Situated on White Pine County road […]
  • Summerlin Real Estate June Market Report

    Robert Ratliff
    30 Jun 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Exclusive Summerlin Local Information Today I’m going to cover last month’s Summerlin real estate sales and compare them to last year. I am going to take a look at current inventory market report levels. I will then break property data down and then wrap up with a quick update on new home sales. Las Vegas Housing Market Changes […]
  • Canyon Fairways in Summerlin Luxury Home For Sale

    Robert Ratliff
    4 Oct 2013 | 1:14 pm
    Start Your Research Here: Canyon Fairways Canyon fairways is a guard gated community with 181 luxury homes. Nestled in the heart of Summerlin which gives you access to everything this neighborhood has to offer. Aside from the TPC at the Canyons, Canyon Fairways is also near the huge, 207,000 square foot business center called the Canyons Center. Cottonwood […]
  • Boulder City Nevada Million Dollar Homes

    Robert Ratliff
    20 Jul 2013 | 6:07 pm
    Start Your Research Here: Exclusive Boulder City NV Information Boulder City Nevada Million Dollar Homes – Boulder City NV Real Estate Ratliff/Pittenger Group: RE/MAX Advantage. Boulder City Properties for sale. Million Dollar Houses Boulder City Nevada Million Dollar Homes
  • Single Story New Homes in Summerlin NV

    Robert Ratliff
    11 Jul 2013 | 7:11 pm
    Start Your Research Here: Single Story Houses Exclusive Information Summerlin Master Planned Community New Homes located in the spectacular master planned community of Summerlin,  This single story houses in Las Vegas Nevada. This community offers luxury living featuring three brand new real estate. This neighborhood enjoys some of the most breath-taking panoramic views of the Las Vegas Strip and […]
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  • PET-PROOFING YOUR HOME – Hazards in the Bedroom and Living Room

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

    Gail Spada
    26 Jun 2014 | 8:22 am
    If you are one of the 82.5 million households in the United States that cohabitates with a “furry friend” – 68% of ALL households do – you may not be surprised to hear that pet-parent’s spending is in excess $55 billion this year. You work very hard to keep your furry friends happy and healthy. Anyone who owns a dog or a cat soon understands that a certain amount of awareness comes with pet ownership. Puppies and kittens can get into everything and escape thru the tiniest opening. Some of the more-common known dangers are toxic plants and food. BUT… Do you know about the…
  • PET-PROOFING YOUR HOME

    Gail Spada
    12 Jun 2014 | 10:34 am
    If you are one of the 82.5 million households in the United States that cohabitates with a “furry friend” – 68% of ALL households do – you may not be surprised to hear that pet-parent’s spending is in excess $55 billion this year. You work very hard to keep your furry friends happy and healthy. Anyone who owns a dog or a cat soon understands that a certain amount of awareness comes with pet ownership. Puppies and kittens can get into everything and escape thru the tiniest opening. Some of the more-common known dangers are toxic plants and food. BUT… Do you know about the…
  • HOT KITCHEN TRENDS – Gray Color Schemes

    Gail Spada
    29 May 2014 | 7:00 am
    Did you know that almost 50% of new homebuyers plan a kitchen remodel project within 3 months of their home purchase, according to a recent report from the National Association of REALTORS. Let’s see what is TRENDY but has some STAYING POWER… TODAY’S BLOG POST – Gray Color Schemes You might wonder….Why would anyone use a gray color scheme in a kitchen? Many home owners are hesitant to use a gray color scheme because of the common misconception that gray is a “cold” color. Actually, gray can be one of the best neutral hues as it works well with nearly every other…
  • HOT KITCHEN TRENDS – White Kitchen Cabinets

    Gail Spada
    15 May 2014 | 7:28 am
    Did you know that almost 50% of new homebuyers plan a kitchen remodel project within 3 months of their home purchase, according to a recent report from the National Association of REALTORS. Let’s see what is TRENDY but has some STAYING POWER… TODAY’S BLOG POST – White Kitchen Cabinets White cabinetry, a classic color theme for the kitchen, provides a neutral backdrop that can be left alone or dressed up with colorful accessories and wall color. Of the survey participants in the Houzz 2013 Fall Kitchen Trends Study, 73% ranked white or off-white cabinets as their top choice…
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  • P.F. Changs Celebrate Troops and Vets In Kennewick Washington

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:42 pm
    On Friday, August 1visit P.F. Changs Kennewick located in 8108 W Gage Boulevard Kennewick, Washington as they celebrate Troops and Vets. About the EventTo show their immense gratitude to the troops and vets P.F. Chang’s will be dedicating a weekend just for them. From August 1st-3rd, they will be partnering with several local nonprofit charities and organizations all weekend long to show their appreciation. Everyone is welcome to join Bring your family and friends on Saturday or Sunday afternoon and share donations of new clothing, daily essentials, or baked goods, write a thank you, or…
  • LINCOLN:The Constitution and the Civil War Mid-Columbia Libraries

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:42 pm
    From July 23 until September 4 there will be a special exhibit examining Lincoln and his basic American ideals and equality at the Mid-Columbia Libraries Kennewick Branch located in 1620 S. Union Street Kennewick, Washington. About LINCOLN: The Constitution and the Civil WarThis is a traveling exhibition for libraries that was organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The traveling exhibition has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is based on an exhibition of the same name…
  • Run From Cover Live At Badger Mountain Vineyard/Powers Winery

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:42 pm
    Everyone is invited to the 2014 Summer Concert Series featuring Live Run from Cover on Friday, August 1 from 4:00 in the afternoon until 7:00 in the evening. Come and relax on the lawn with family and friends while listening to great music and enjoying the wine and food. Music in the Vineyard Event The concert series features Run from Cover whose music tells their story that are sometimes elegiac sometimes triumphant. Its music that recalls Keane at their most tender, with the melodic ease of Travis, the raw emotion of Elbow the brilliant glow of Coldplay at their brightest. In Run From…
  • The Market Vineyard Presents Sips and Stems In Pasco, Washington

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:43 pm
    Call all your friends and check out the Sips and Stems event happening on Thursday, July 31 at the fabulous winery, Market Vineyards located in 4403 Segovia Drive Pasco, Washington from 6:00 until 7:00 in the evening. What is Sips and Stems?The event is about floral design paired with wine. Chandra Christenson, floral designer and owner of Simplified Celebrations, will be teaching everyone the step by step how to create a FUN, FABULOUS, FUNKY fresh flower purse. No experience needed The class is perfect for beginners Registration fee is $45.00 and includes all the materials that will be used.
  • BMW Of Tri-Cities Presents The BMW UN4GETTABLE Test Drive Event

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:26 pm
    Invite your family and friends on Tuesday, July 29 from 11:00 in the morning until 6:00 in the evening to the BMW UN4GETTABLE TEST DRIVE Event at BMW of Tri Cities located in 955 Aaron Drive Richland, Washington. More About BMW UN4GETTABLE Test Drive Event This is a free catered event featuring a BMW corporate team demonstrating the power and aesthetics of the BMW 4 series against competitors. This will be your chance to come and drive both and decide for yourself Drive times are available for reservation. For more information please call 509-943-9839 or go…
 
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  • Should You Do Your Own Home Repairs?

    Ken Montville
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:42 am
    This isn’t a blog post about all kinds of DIY tips or do’s and don’t’s. This is more about the types of repairs you may need to make when you’re getting ready to sell your house. Or, the repairs you need to make as a result of a home inspection. You see, when you’re selling your house just any old repair job won’t do. Neither will your brother-in-law’s cousin who is known to be the family “handyman” be of any use. Unless, he is also a licensed home improvement contractor. Most of the Counties in the Maryland Suburbs of DC require you…
  • Is Your House Aging Well?

    Ken Montville
    7 Jul 2014 | 5:55 am
    Even a new, built-from-the-ground-up house will have issues. Unless you’re spending millions for total custom build the house you’re buying is coming from a fairly standard floor plan being built in great numbers. Sometimes the builders are in a hurry. If you’ve lived in your house a while or bought an “existing home” – the homes you and I already live in – there are probably issues related to age regardless of any sort of housekeeping challenges. Just like us, houses tend to deteriorate over time. Things break down and need to be repaired or…
  • Selling Your Home “As Is”

    Ken Montville
    2 Jul 2014 | 11:55 am
    There are a lot of times homeowners may want to consider selling their home in “as is” condition. What this means, in a general sense, is that the homeowner is not going to be willing to make any repairs as the result of a home inspection. The home buyer still has their option open to perform a home inspection complete with a radon, mold, lead based paint or more. It’s just that, after the inspection is complete, the home buyer has a pretty easy decision to make: buy the home with all it’s blemishes knowing that they will need to make any repairs themselves after they…
  • Will Your House Pass Inspection?

    Ken Montville
    27 Jun 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Part of the home buying process is the home inspection. Depending on the house, the buyer and the buyer’s agent and, possibly the lender you could be in for a number of inspections: radon mold lead based paint chimney well and septic termites and wood destroying insects It’s enough to make you go bonkers. After all, you’ve been living in this house for years and everything seems just hunky dory. Except, it isn’t. I’ve been to lots of places and spoken with lots of home owners that swear up down and sideways that “there’s nothing wrong with the…
  • What Color Is Your Home?

    Ken Montville
    26 Jun 2014 | 4:33 am
    Colorful homes are pretty normal in some parts of the world. I can’t claim to be a world traveller but I’ve been to a few places where walking down the street is a festival of both muted pastels and bright primary colors. It seems to add a lot of personality to a neighborhood. In the US, this doesn’t happen as much. Especially in the Maryland Suburbs of Washington, DC. We seem to like our brick. If brick isn’t available or it’s too expensive than siding is the way to go. Yes. I know. You can get brick veneers in different colors and shades. You can get stone…
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  • Viewpoint: How to Make Mortgage Interest Deduction More Fair

    FOX Business
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:36 am
    Filed under: News, Buying, Economy, Home Equity Shutterstock By Bonnie Lee One of the most lucrative tax deductions for homeowners is the mortgage interest deduction. The deduction is the government's way of incentivizing people to become home owners by offering a significant tax break. While effective, it's inherently unfair. Those who can afford to buy a home are rewarded with a reduced tax liability thanks not just to the mortgage interest deduction, but also the deduction of property tax payments. The ability to take advantage of these deductions opens up the entire Schedule A Itemized…
  • Room of the Day: Modern Family Room Embraces Earthy Comforts

    Houzz
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:06 am
    Filed under: Design, News, How ToBy Becky Harris Creating a family room that could stand up to two young boys was "pretty easy" here, says interior designer Sophia Reay -- these clients are very down-to-earth, laid-back and fuss free. Bringing architectural interest and natural elements into the room was the bigger issue. "This is a subdivision home that didn't have much interior architectural value," Reay says. She remedied that by adding a fireplace, cabinets, windows, millwork, layers of texture and comfy seating. Here's how she turned a blank slate into a comfortable family gathering…
  • Mortgage Applications Rise, Led by Refinances

    Reuters
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:16 am
    Filed under: News, Buying, Financing, Refinancing The Associated PressThe gauge of loan requests for home purchases, a leading indicator of home sales, rose only slightly. By Caroline Valetkevitch Applications for U.S. home mortgages rose last week as both purchase and refinancing applications picked up, an industry group said on Wednesday. The Mortgage Bankers Association said its seasonally adjusted index of mortgage application activity, which includes both refinancing and home purchase demand, rose 2.4 percent in the week ended July 18. The MBA's seasonally adjusted index of refinancing…
  • Top 10 Places for Vacation Homes Near Water

    Zillow
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:41 am
    Filed under: News, Buying, Investing, Lifestyle ZillowThis waterfront townhouse near the Intracoastal Waterway in Englewood, Florida, offers potential as a weekend getaway or a rental. By Sharona Ott Looking to skip the hotel room and enjoy life on the water from your own private abode? Consider finding a home in one of the waterfront cities included in Zillow's Best Places to Buy a Vacation Home list. To make the interactive list, the city had to have more than 15 percent of its real estate dedicated to vacation homes. The homes also had to be within five miles of a body of water spanning…
  • Chris Bosh Finally Ready to Sell Magnificent California Mansion

    Trulia
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:52 am
    Filed under: News, Buying, Celebrity Homes, Selling TruliaThe outdoor area of Chris Bosh's Pacific Palisades home features a resort-style infinity pool with swim-up bar. APChris Bosh NBA baller Chris Bosh is showing us the literal meaning of the term now that his Pacific Palisades home has hit the market for $14,500,000, as first reported by the Los Angeles Times. The NBA star, who currently dribbles for the Miami Heat, is away from this home so frequently that it's time to finally give it up. He'd hung on to it for a few years and had it for rent for $45,000 a month. With a life in gorgeous…
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  • Viewpoint: How to Make Mortgage Interest Deduction More Fair

    FOX Business
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:36 am
    Filed under: News, Buying, Economy, Home Equity Shutterstock By Bonnie Lee One of the most lucrative tax deductions for homeowners is the mortgage interest deduction. The deduction is the government's way of incentivizing people to become home owners by offering a significant tax break. While effective, it's inherently unfair. Those who can afford to buy a home are rewarded with a reduced tax liability thanks not just to the mortgage interest deduction, but also the deduction of property tax payments. The ability to take advantage of these deductions opens up the entire Schedule A Itemized…
  • Room of the Day: Modern Family Room Embraces Earthy Comforts

    Houzz
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:06 am
    Filed under: Design, News, How ToBy Becky Harris Creating a family room that could stand up to two young boys was "pretty easy" here, says interior designer Sophia Reay -- these clients are very down-to-earth, laid-back and fuss free. Bringing architectural interest and natural elements into the room was the bigger issue. "This is a subdivision home that didn't have much interior architectural value," Reay says. She remedied that by adding a fireplace, cabinets, windows, millwork, layers of texture and comfy seating. Here's how she turned a blank slate into a comfortable family gathering…
  • Mortgage Applications Rise, Led by Refinances

    Reuters
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:16 am
    Filed under: News, Buying, Financing, Refinancing The Associated PressThe gauge of loan requests for home purchases, a leading indicator of home sales, rose only slightly. By Caroline Valetkevitch Applications for U.S. home mortgages rose last week as both purchase and refinancing applications picked up, an industry group said on Wednesday. The Mortgage Bankers Association said its seasonally adjusted index of mortgage application activity, which includes both refinancing and home purchase demand, rose 2.4 percent in the week ended July 18. The MBA's seasonally adjusted index of refinancing…
  • Top 10 Places for Vacation Homes Near Water

    Zillow
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:41 am
    Filed under: News, Buying, Investing, Lifestyle ZillowThis waterfront townhouse near the Intracoastal Waterway in Englewood, Florida, offers potential as a weekend getaway or a rental. By Sharona Ott Looking to skip the hotel room and enjoy life on the water from your own private abode? Consider finding a home in one of the waterfront cities included in Zillow's Best Places to Buy a Vacation Home list. To make the interactive list, the city had to have more than 15 percent of its real estate dedicated to vacation homes. The homes also had to be within five miles of a body of water spanning…
  • Chris Bosh Finally Ready to Sell Magnificent California Mansion

    Trulia
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:52 am
    Filed under: News, Buying, Celebrity Homes, Selling TruliaThe outdoor area of Chris Bosh's Pacific Palisades home features a resort-style infinity pool with swim-up bar. APChris Bosh NBA baller Chris Bosh is showing us the literal meaning of the term now that his Pacific Palisades home has hit the market for $14,500,000, as first reported by the Los Angeles Times. The NBA star, who currently dribbles for the Miami Heat, is away from this home so frequently that it's time to finally give it up. He'd hung on to it for a few years and had it for rent for $45,000 a month. With a life in gorgeous…
 
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  • 2014 Homes sales in North Colorado Springs are going strong

    Kathy Torline
    8 Jul 2014 | 4:35 am
    Colorado Springs Housing Market Report for Northgate Homes, Single Family Neighborhoods Include:Wildwood, GlenEagle, Flying Horse Zip code 80921 Search for homes in Northgate area of Colorado Springs Related Articles: June 30, 2014 Colorado Springs Real Estate Market Trends   Here’s a quick summary of the Real Estate Market for Northgate Colorado Springs for the first 6 months of 2014. Pricing has continued to increase in 2014 Number of homes sold in 2014 is on pace with 2013. Least Expensive Sale in area: Address: 735 Diamond Rim Area: Greyhawk Square Footage: 1,527 Price:…
  • June 30, 2014 Colorado Springs Real Estate Market Trends

    Kathy Torline
    30 Jun 2014 | 7:57 am
    Colorado Springs Real Estate Market Trends As of June 30, 2014 Search for all homes for sale in Colorado Springs Single Family Homes for Sale as of June 30, 2014: 4719  Single Family Homes under contract as of June 30, 2104 1364   # of Homes sold in June 2014: 899   # of Homes sold in June 2013: 1114 Average Sold Price in June 2014: $266,211    Average Sold Price in June 2013: $258,119 Average Days on Market in June 2014: 81      Average Days on Market in June 2013: 90     This Colorado Springs Real Estate report contains information on Single Family homes in Colorado…
  • Colorado Springs Off-Leash Dog Parks

    Kathy Torline
    27 Jun 2014 | 4:44 am
    Colorado Springs love their parks! Search for homes on acreage in the Colorado Springs area If you are new to Colorado Springs, or just getting to relocate to the area, and want to know where you can take your dog off-leash, the Trails and Open Space Coalition has a brochure that lists and maps dog parks and leash free areas in Colorado Springs.  Here’s a link to the PDF File; trailsandopenspaces.org/dog-parks.   The brochure includes a map and a brief description of the parks. Also, it’s important to note that the city code in Colorado Springs requires that dogs be on a leash…
  • Housing in the Monument area isn’t quite as strong as 2012 and 2013

    Kathy Torline
    23 Jun 2014 | 6:11 am
     Monument Housing, Single Family Homes Neighborhoods Include: Palmer Lake, Woodmoor, King’s Deer, Jackson Creek Zip code 80132 Search for homes for sale in Monument Here’s a quick summary of the Real Estate Market for Monument area for the 1st 5 months of 2014 Pricing has continued to increase, and has now increased by 4% from 2014 to 2013 Number of homes sold per month is 38.4 , which is a decrease from last year which averaged 44.8 a month. Neighborhoods Jackson Creek: Average Price $300,176 — Price per square foot: $102.93 Average age built in 2002 Kings Deer: Average…
  • Fourth of July in Colorado Springs – time to celebrate

    Kathy Torline
    18 Jun 2014 | 4:30 am
     Fourth of July celebrations in the Colorado Springs area Search for all Home Listings in Colorado Springs I’m often traveling someplace over the Fourth of July weekend, but this year I’m going to be in town.  As I started to research different things to do over the Fourth, it inspired me to write a Fourth of July post and share it with my readers.   Where:  Memorial Park in Colorado Springs Colorado Springs Symphony orchestra performance Time:  Park opens at 5:30pm, concert at 7:30pm   Where:  Cripple Creek Fourth of July Celebration in the City Park in Cripple…
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  • 6 Delicious Local Coffee Roasters

    blogeditor
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:42 pm
    by: Karley Cohen Check out these delicious Philly coffee roasters – these are the beans you want to be drinking to start your day off right! @karleyface on instagram Green Street  La Colombe One Village Philly Fair Trade ReAnimator Rival Bros @rory_monster on instagram
  • Do you know what is the hardest part of learning to ride a bike?

    blogeditor
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:48 am
    ….The pavement. hahaha! @karleyface on instagram by Karley Cohen   Everywhere you go in Philadelphia you see all different kinds of people using bicycles to get around.  Some are young, some are old; some are riding brand new single speed bikes from the store, others are riding a vintage ten speed Schwinn found on Craigslist.  Smart cyclists wear helmets and have lights for when the sun goes down, so they are visible.  Regardless of how different these people are they have one thing in common, they use bike lanes to get around. Philadelphia is a rising city when it comes to…
  • FYI: Bikini Gets Banned For Looking Like Underwear? What?

    blogeditor
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:04 am
    By: Jarek Cotto The city council’s vote to decriminalize marijuana has not stopped the police from making arrests. The bill has met much opposition by both Mayor Nutter and Police Chief Charles Ramsey, so one can only speculate what will happen in September when Nutter is required to make a decision on it. Click below to find out how many were arrested since the city council’s vote. If someone were to ask me if Philly is one of the most stressed cities in the country, I would answer yes without hesitation. According to CNNMoney’s new list of the nation’s most-stressed cities,…
  • Awesome Open Houses On Sunday July 20th, 2014!

    blogeditor
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:10 pm
    RE/MAX Access Has Awesome Open Houses. 7/20/2014 1306 Grayson Drive Souderton, PA 18964 Hosted by: Colleen Gallagher Follow accessphilly.com’s board 1306 GRAYSON DR, HATFIELD, PA 18964 on Pinterest.   737 S 11th Street #B Philadelphia, PA 19147 Hosted by: Mike Fabrizio Follow accessphilly.com’s board 737 S 11TH ST #B, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19147 on Pinterest.  1145 S 18th Street Philadelphia, PA 19146 Hosted by: Dana Velickiene Follow accessphilly.com’s board 1145 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19146 on Pinterest.     1011 N Leithgow Street Philadelphia PA 19123 Hosted…
  • FYI: Taxin’ Lap Dancin’?

    blogeditor
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:23 am
    By: Jarek Cotto Philly’s casino’s are taking all your cash! See which casinos are putting a dent in your child’s college fund, and how much they are actually receiving. You know that big Titanic-looking ship on Delaware ave? It could be moving to Brooklyn. Find out why the SS United States might be moving in a matter of months. SEPTA trolleys won’t be going downtown for half of August due to some construction. The Phillies and Eagles are ranked among the 50 most-valuable sports franchises in the world according to Forbes. New lapdance tax? Find out what a judge is doing about it.
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  • Short Sale Opportunity! 5249 Rorer St.

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:22 am
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics: http://briv.it/s0Xo Short Sale opportunity for investors. Try this affordable 2+2 duplex with 1 car parking and large living room - corner property with sufficient side land and back yard (fenced). Well maintained and close to school, transportation, shopping & banks. Christopher Somers The Somers Team 1033 N 2nd St 5th Floor Philadelphia PA 19123 Feel free to subscribe to our blog or our monthly newsletter to stay up to date with our latest posts and information on the Philadelphia Real Estate Market.  You…
  • 2 Bedroom in Northern Liberties: 1011 N Leithgow St

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:38 am
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics: http://briv.it/a0Rq Nestled in the heart of Northern Liberties, this 2 bedroom 2 bath 3 story turn of the century home sits on a tree lined street and waiting for your visit. Original hardwood floors, 2 wood burning fire places, and charm galore! Enter in to the living room and if you look down you will notice both the original marble threshold and refinished rustic wide plank hardwood floors. These floors run throughout the entire home. The open living and dining room has plenty of natural light since there is a…
  • 4 Bedroom Home in Old Kensington: 1606 N 2nd St

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:13 am
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics: http://briv.it/q0UZ Huge 2,337 sf home (18 X 80 footprint) is a 3-story, 4 bedroom with 3 baths, flooded with natural light, and located only blocks from Northern Liberties in a "very walkable" location. Interior features include: Solid hardwood floors throughout, recessed lighting, neutral color palette, central air, gas heat, plenty of storage and closet space. The first floor is an open floor plan with ample space for a living and dining room, an expanded galley style kitchen with plenty of cabinets and counter…
  • 3 Bedroom Home in East Kensington: 2664 Braddock St

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:07 am
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics: http://briv.it/f0Sy Welcome to the East Kensington neighborhood. This 3 bedroom home is in move in condition. The front of the home has a fenced in cement patio. Enter in through a sun room before going into the open floor plan that includes a living and dining area. The kitchen is in the rear of the 1st floor. New tile floors and new kitchen cabinetry. The 2nd floor has 3 bedrooms and a hall bath. The bathroom is completely new with tile floors, soaking tub/shower combination and vanity sink. Full unfinished…
  • 4 Bedroom Home in Fishtown: 2532 Collins St

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    15 Jul 2014 | 9:38 pm
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics: http://briv.it/p0U8 We are motivated to sell this large 3 story, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home, with yard and alcove in a quickly developing section of Fishtown. Pass under the 2 cherry trees as you enter in through a lovely front door with beveled glass. The property has hardwood throughout. The living room has a tile mantle and is divided by the stairs that lead to the 2nd floor. The dining room is situated in the middle of the house. The dining area is spacious enough to fit a large dining room set and this room has…
 
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  • Pac-Man Influenced Property

    Admin
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    The 80′s computer game, Pac-Man, continues to have an influence even in property. Here are six photo’s of homes and buildings with a Pac-Man influence
  • Tell Me Your Story

    Admin
    8 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Editors Note: This post is from Matthew Ferrara but it could be from Follr. Matthew makes the point we have been making for years: your story is extremely valuable. Here is our soundbite: and here is Matthews far more detailed explanation. Let us know what you think. Source: Matthew Ferrara Matthew Ferrara “… has taught more than 2000 seminars, in twelve countries, and authored more than 400 articles. Matthew is widely acknowledged with having invented the paperclip. Please help me welcome….” The host didn’t blink. The audience didn’t blink. When the polite applause subsided, I…
  • NAR Window to the Law: Worker Classification for Real Estate Professionals

    Admin
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
  • International Home Buyers Continue to Invest in Profitable U.S. Market, Realtors Report

    Admin
    8 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Washington, D.C. – July 8, 2014 (Realtor.org) Favorable exchange rates, affordable home prices and rising affluence abroad continue to drive international buyers to the U.S. to purchase properties and make real estate investments. According to the National Association of Realtors® 2014 Profile of International Home Buying Activity, for the period April 2013 through March 2014, total international sales have been estimated at $92.2 billion, an increase from the previous period’s level of $68.2 billion. “We live in an international marketplace; so while all real estate is local, that…
  • Be Careful As You Walk Through That Door…

    Admin
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
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  • Fairfax Media acquires Allhomes

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

    Guest Author
    22 Jun 2014 | 10:01 pm
    SYDNEY, Australia, 23 June, 2014 – Real estate and property website Homehound relaunched earlier this month, with a new look and feel. Set to deliver a rich user experience for home buyers and renters, the site offers new functionality which is simple, easy and user friendly. Early features of the revamp include: New Look and Feel: The new Homehound design feels like a serious evolution of the property portal. A fully responsive user experience with modern, clean and bold features is a joy to use. Property History: Showing the history of a particular property – such as when it was last…
  • Agents support drives homesales to the next level

    Guest Author
    18 Jun 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Property website homesales.com.au, the property arm of Australia’s number one automotive group carsales.com Ltd is reporting a significant uplift in support from real estate businesses across the country. According to Rhett Dallwitz, General Manager of homesales.com.au, the number of agents signing up to the website’s premium offerings has surged in response to industry changes. “homesales.com.au has a lot to offer real estate businesses and we believe that many agencies are taking a fresh look at where they invest marketing dollars. We’ve seen a significant increase in…
  • Console launches RESearch: a new, streamlined property analysis and CMA tool for real estate agents

    Guest Author
    15 Jun 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Australia 16 June 2014: Property content and services platform, Onthehouse Group, today announced the launch of a new Console product, ‘RESearch’. Standing for Real Estate Search, the product has been designed in collaboration with Australian real estate agents and is a simple yet comprehensive property research and analysis tool. RESearch also allows industry professionals to quickly and easily generate Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) reports, access property and owner data, and use advanced mapping technology through an easy-to-use, streamlined interface. This new addition to…
  • Homely adds One right before AREC

    Guest Author
    28 May 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Homely.com.au the revolutionary new real estate website combining Australia’s most beautiful search experience with free property listings has added another national network with One Agency submitting listings from all of their 68 offices. The addition of One Agency, a proud office that specialises in detailed campaigns for their consumers, means that Homely arrives at AREC 2014 with another huge supporter of the site. National Sales Director, Rocky Bartolotto who worked closely with One Agency mentioned “The addition of One Agency is another strong sign of support, it is great to have…
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  • Indecision Costs

    financemyhome1
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:09 pm
    More money has been lost to indecision than was ever lost to making the wrong decision. The economy and the housing market have caused some people to take a “wait and see” position that could cost them in lost opportunities as well as almost certain higher costs in the future. To illustrate what the opportunity cost might be, let’s compare what the value of the down payment two years from now would be if it was invested in a certificate of deposit, the stock market or used to purchase a home today. A 3.5% down payment on a $175,000 home is $6,125.00. If it was invested in a CD that…
  • Every Renter Should Know

    financemyhome1
    15 Jul 2014 | 9:29 am
    The first home purchase can be the culmination of years of planning and consideration. Buyers typically look for 12 weeks and use a variety information sources for research before purchasing. However, many renters are not near as thorough in their study. Like any other commitment a person makes, careful consideration and understanding is required. There are things that every renter should know before they rent a home or apartment. 1. A lease is a binding, legal document. 2. Understand the lease before signing and ask questions. 3. Get the complete agreement in writing instead of verbal…
  • Fifteen Will Get You Three

    financemyhome1
    8 Jul 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Freddie Mac chief economist, Frank Nothaft, says that affordability, stability and flexibility are the three reasons homebuyers overwhelmingly choose a 30 year term. However, for those who can afford a higher payment, there are three additional reasons to choose a 15 year term: save interest, build equity and retire the debt sooner. First-time buyers have a higher tendency to use a minimum down payment and are very concerned with affordable payments. It is understandable that the majority of these buyers select 30 year, fixed-rate mortgages. Consider a $200,000 mortgage at 30 year and 15 year…
  • Make Good Offers Better

    financemyhome1
    2 Jul 2014 | 8:50 am
    It’s disappointing, frustrating and sometimes, discouraging when you lose a home you want to buy. One of the hardest lessons for today’s buyers is that writing an offer doesn’t mean that you’ll get the home or even a counter-offer. The low inventory affecting many of the housing markets requires a different strategy to give you the best chance to get the home you want. 1. Make your best offer initially; you may not get a chance to accept a counter. 2. Submit a written pre-approval letter from the lender. 3. Increase earnest money above what is considered normal. 4. Make a larger down…
  • An Unexpected Expense

    financemyhome1
    25 Jun 2014 | 10:09 am
    In a study released by TD Bank, 65% of buyers with mortgages that required mortgage insurance said the higher monthly payment was more than they originally expected. Private mortgage insurance is required on loans that exceed 80% of the home’s value. For conventional loans, the premiums range from 0.5% to 1% annually. The PMI could add close to $100.00 a month to the payments on a $200,000 mortgage and over $200.00 a month on a FHA mortgage. FHA has two components to its mortgage insurance which includes an up-front charge on closing of the loan and an annual charge. The up-front premium is…
 
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  • Beyond Air Conditioning: Stay Cool in Houston

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:38 am
    Need to stay cool in your Houston apartment this summer? Cost-saving cooling tips for Houston residents.If you’re new to Houston, our hot humid summers could take some getting used to, especially if you’ve moved here from a much cooler or drier climate. When hunting for a Houston apartment, air conditioning should be high on your list of amenities to look for. If your apartment doesn’t have air conditioning (perish the thought) or one that doesn't get the job done, you’ll need extreme ingenuity to keep comfortable during a Houston summer. If you have an air…
  • Houston Festivals for Summer 2014

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    10 Jul 2014 | 6:37 am
    Houston Festivals are everywhere this summer. Get out and get busy with this handy list of not-to-miss events from Houston Apartment Insiders.Summer 2014 is halfway over, but plenty of amazing Houston summer events are still in our future, for all ages and a variety of interests. Here are a few of the summer festivals still coming up for 2014. Some were mentioned in our post about last summer’s festivals, and others are brand new. If you’re new to Houston, festivals are great opportunities to meet the community in your new hometown. If you’re a long-time Houstonian,…
  • 5 Tips for Surviving Houston’s Summer Heat

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    3 Jul 2014 | 5:39 am
    Ready to win over the Houston heat this year? We have some tips for residents new and seasoned to beat the Houston heat.Houston is famous for many things: a multicultural community, growth in jobs and businesses, colleges and universities, sports, fine dining, and fun! However, now that summer is in full swing, you’re probably noticing one famous negative aspect of life in Houston: heat and humidity. You may be thinking that our summers are almost too hot to handle, especially if you’re new to Houston and more used to a cooler or drier climate. Here are a few tips to help you beat…
  • July 4th in Houston - 2014

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    26 Jun 2014 | 6:41 am
    Ready for the July 4 in Houston this year? Houston Apartment Insiders has the scoop on what's happening around town, from city to suburbs to the shore.New to Houston? July 4th is next Friday. While it’s a great time to host a summer party for new-found friends, it’s also a wonderful time to get out and enjoy the larger Houston community, whether you live in the city, or in one of Houston’s beautiful suburbs. The long weekend is also a perfect time to enjoy one of the beachfront tourist attractions that are just a short drive away. Here are just a few of the many things to do…
  • Making the Most of Your Houston Apartment Balcony

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    19 Jun 2014 | 6:04 am
    Ready to spruce up the balcony on your Houston apartment? Here are four balcony design tips to make your outdoor space your own.A balcony can be a wonderful place to spend your summer hours, whether it’s working from a laptop, hosting a small summer party, or just relaxing. This space can be the essence of anything you miss about having a backyard when you’re relocating within Houston from a house to an apartment. If your Houston apartment has a balcony, but it doesn’t feel quite so inviting, there are plenty of ways to spruce up even the smallest space. These four key…
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  • UK:165,000 Affordable Homes to be Built by 2018

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The British government have announced a new affordable homes programme that is set to change the way properties are built in the country with many being largely constructed off-site, a technique used widely in continental Europe and India. The first phase of the £23bn programme has been confirmed with an overall target to deliver 165,000 new affordable homes over three years from 2015. Brandon Lewis, Housing Minister said the focus on new technology would provide high quality homes and help the sector achieve the fastest rate of affordable house building for 20 years. 191 providers have…
  • Spanish Property Considered Best Value in Europe

    21 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Spain suffered more than most countries following the financial crisis with rigorous austerity measures, escalating public debt, heavy financial reliance on the Eurozone, soaring unemployment and general social, political and economic unrest. Despite that, optimism was never far away for one of the world's most popular holiday destinations with many property investors taking advantage of a crushed housing market to pick up bargains with confidence they would provide substantial returns when Spain finally crawled into recovery. Unemployment in Spain peaked at 26% in 2012 Many economists now…
  • UK Buy-to-Let Market on Very Shaky Ground

    20 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    There is no doubt that the increases in UK property prices have been largely driven by the huge rise in private landlords coming to the market but what is expected to happen when interest rates rise? The loan-to-income cap introduced by Bank of England governor Mark Carney last month was intended to cool the UK housing market but the measures do not apply to buy-to-let, now the fastest growing type of mortgage by value. Economists say an increase in the central bank's benchmark interest rate or falling prices could result in a repeat of the past, when repossessions of privately let properties…
  • New BRICS Development Bank a Political Coup for Putin

    15 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The establishment of a multilateral development bank operated by the BRICS nations, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, proposed at the Durban summit in March 2013, has received full support from the nations' leaders. Intended as an alternative to the existing World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF), the BRICS bank will provide funding for infrastructure projects and create a "Contingent Reserve Arrangement" or emergency fund worth $100bn to help member countries counteract future financial shocks. The new bank will present an ambitious challenge to the western-run…
  • Pensioners Financially Better Off Than UK Workers

    14 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) published today has revealed that only those over the age of 60 have not experienced any drop in income since the financial crisis hit the UK. Working adults, together with the 20-something generation have all experienced substantial falls in income since the downturn with only pensioners and those on the verge of retiring holding on to their incomes at pre-crisis levels. The revelation is likely to increase pressure on the government to cut pensioner's benefits such as the winter fuel allowance and free television licences although the…
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  • Protect Your Home: Stay Ahead of Summer Storms

    Bill Gassett
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:41 am
                  Severe summer weather, such as hail, thunder, and heavy rain, can result in a great deal of damage to your home and other property. There are many steps that homeowners can take to protect themselves from the flooding and power outages that can result from severe weather events, so prepare ahead of time so that you’re not caught off guard. In this article, we’ll be looking at some of the most effective actions you can take to safeguard your home and property from dangerous and destructive summer storms. Steps to Take Before a Storm…
  • Best Google Plus Real Estate Articles June to July 2014

    Bill Gassett
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:50 am
                  The internet makes it incredibly easy for information to be found. The problem is much of the information that is found on the internet is junk. Google Plus is one of the best places, if not the best place, to find quality real estate information! Google Plus communities, such as the Real Estate Community owned by Bill Gassett, are loaded with knowledge not only to make all of us better Realtors but to help consumers by providing rich content about buying and selling homes. This is a fantastic reason to encourage anyone who has an interest in…
  • What Types of Flooring Do Home Buyers Prefer?

    Bill Gassett
    9 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Top Flooring Choices Examined                   If you are looking to sell your home soon (or even a few years down the road), it’s helpful to know what buyers are searching for. I work with many new home buyers, so I see what they are doing before they move in. Trends and preferences may vary based on area of country and construction of home. These preferences are for the Northeast and Mid Atlantic states and focuses on single family homes (as opposed to apartments or rentals). I will start with overall trends, and then go room by room. By…
  • Helping a Buyer Purchase a Home From a FSBO

    Bill Gassett
    26 Jun 2014 | 4:35 am
    We talk a lot about buyer’s agents and listings agents and the benefits of both but what happens if your buyer finds a home that’s not listed with an agent? This is actually not that unusual because buyers will look for homes everywhere and they don’t really care where they find the house, only that they want to try and buy it. This is what happened with one of my favorite clients. A young, single woman of about 22 working at the local pharmacy in town doing very well for herself and wanted to start investing in the real estate world. This is a great direction for her since she was…
  • What Makes a Real Estate Agent Military Friendly?

    Bill Gassett
    25 Jun 2014 | 4:49 am
    You may have heard the term “military friendly” used in and around the real estate industry. But what does it really mean to be considered a military friendly real estate agent? While the definition may vary from user to user, the central idea remains the same. These agents want to support military home buyers. Let’s take a look at what you can do to support our nation’s heroes in their home search by becoming a military friendly agent. Identifying Military Home buyers The first step to working with military home buyers is identifying who’s a veteran or current service member. Most…
 
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  • 5 Things to Look For When Choosing a Home Builder

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

    Ken Horst
    30 Jun 2014 | 7:51 pm
    If you are new to the real estate market and are interested in buying or selling property, a Multiple Listing Service (MLS) is the place to go to. But what exactly is the MLS and how does it fit into … Continue reading →
  • 8 Ways to Make Your Move Eco-Friendly

    Ken Horst
    23 Mar 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Those who love and care for nature always find a way to incorporate environmental-friendly measures into everything they do. Even when you’re done searching for your new home and planning your move, there are options available to make a good … Continue reading →
  • FHA Mortgages to Buy a Home Stop If Government Shuts Down

    Ken Horst
    30 Sep 2013 | 6:25 am
    As of this writing, the chances of averting a partial shutdown of the federal government are slim to none as members of House blamed the Senate, and members of the Senate blamed the House, for being unwilling to agree on … Continue reading →
  • 5 Tips for Saving Up a Down Payment to Buy a Home

    Ken Horst
    26 Sep 2013 | 8:15 am
    As home sales speed towards an apparent recovery and interest rates fluctuating, many first time home buyers feel like they need to get into the real estate market right now. Even as housing prices and interest rates rise, wages have … Continue reading →
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    PropertyShark Real Estate Blog

  • Top 50 U.S. Home Owner Names: Did Your Name Make the List?

    Georgiana Mihaila
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:53 am
    What are the most common home owner names in the U.S. — and is yours one of them? Or maybe yours is listed among the names of luxury property buyers? In a rather unique attempt to paint a picture of home ownership throughout the U.S., sister website Point2 Homes tapped into our property owners database and pulled out the most common owner names, placing them right next to the names of luxury home buyers. To make it even more interesting, Point2 Homes cross-referenced them with Ancestry.com data to pull out each name’s most probable ethnicity. Results: while traditional English names…
  • Of Realtors and Home Buyers: 7 Real-Life Stories [Infographic]

    Georgiana Mihaila
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:42 am
    Finding that perfect home is never an easy task; and it’s not only the home buyers that feel the weight of the search. With this in mind, we wanted to see what stories realtors have to tell, so we took it to Reddit, asking them upfront: What’s the worst experience you’ve ever had with a home buyer? From funny to awkward (or simply troubling), the answers were beyond our expectations, so we’d like to thank all those who agreed to share their past experiences with us. And here are some of the most mind-boggling answers we’ve gotten so far: Like our infographic? Feel free to share…
  • How to Find Potential Home Sellers in NY: A 3-Step Guide for Real Estate Pros

    Georgiana Mihaila
    17 Jun 2014 | 8:43 am
    With such a limited listings inventory at your disposal, having to find prospective home sellers in New York is quite a task. But here’s where PropertyShark can help, with three effective tips on how to find potential home sellers: 1. Get to the owner of a condo before he even decides to sell A good way to bypass the competition in the real estate market is by getting to potential sellers before they publicly announce their intention to sell. Some apartment owners, who weren’t initially planning to sell, might have a change of heart once they find out how much similar units have gone…
  • 5 Striking San Francisco Satellite Images Show 12 Years’ Worth of Development

    Georgiana Mihaila
    12 Jun 2014 | 7:09 am
    San Francisco has been the subject of endless talks on gentrification, rising rents, and uber expensive neighborhoods; but how has the local real estate scenery changed, visually speaking? Our friends over at Point2 Homes put together a series of exciting before-and-after San Francisco satellite images that show major sites around the city and how they’ve changed in the course of the past 12 years. And some of them are pretty amazing (simply mouse over the slide to toggle between the 2001 and 2013 views): 1. San Francisco General Hospital If you’d like to use these images on your…
  • How to Get Your New York Real Estate License

    The Real Estate Education Center
    30 May 2014 | 8:28 am
    The real estate industry is a dynamic business that can be a lucrative, satisfying and rewarding career. Being a real estate agent is similar to being an entrepreneur – it is up to you to determine how successful you will be. A real estate agent typically does the following: Becoming a licensed real estate agent is worth the work lists property promotes sales of properties through advertising and open houses mediates negotiations discusses conditions of sale ensures proper documents are reviewed and signed advises their clients on homes suited to their needs executes many other important…
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    modern and sustainable house

  • Earthships – Where The Ancient Meets the Energy Efficient

    admin
    1 Jul 2014 | 11:34 am
    As populations around the world continue to increase and the earth’s resources continue to be stretched, dirt-cheap building materials are becoming increasingly scarce – unless of course, you decide to use dirt itself. Ancient construction materials and techniques such as Adobe and Cob have, in recent times, been considered retrogressive or even primitive. However, there’s [...]
  • Make an Eco-friendly Bathroom

    admin
    21 Jun 2014 | 8:26 pm
    Eco-proofing your bathroom is beneficial for many reasons. It saves money on energy bills, is better for the environment and cuts down on the use of dangerous toxins and chemicals. If you’re interested in reaping the benefits of an eco-friendly bathroom, check out some of our suggestions below. Install an eco-friendly shower head Many of [...]
  • What Does It Take To Store Solar Energy?

    admin
    9 May 2014 | 6:17 am
    The problem with renewable power has almost become a cliché. When the wind blows the turbines turn and generate power. When the sun is out and/or the UV (ultra-violet level) is high, solar PV panels will generate electricity. So, how do you power anything when the wind doesn’t blow and the sun isn’t shining? The [...]
  • Getting Your Back Garden Ready for Summer

    Dave
    7 May 2014 | 7:54 am
    For many people, the first rays of sunshine in the spring mean it’s time to assess the status of the back garden and begin cleaning up the winter debris. It is also important to keep in mind that summer is just around the corner so making plans for warm-weather planting is also necessary. Spring cleaning [...]
  • How to Boost the Energy Efficiency of Your Conservatory

    admin
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    The fickleness of the British weather can leave us tearing our hair out in frustration. It seems Mother Nature is not content until she’s ruined innumerable barbecues with a sudden torrential downpour or left sun seekers shaking their fists in fury at a threatening sky. As a result, the popularity of conservatories continues unabated, with [...]
 
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  • Spring Branch Houston Homes For Sale | Spring Branch Real Estate

    Paige Martin
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:37 am
    Spring Branch Houston Homes For Sale   Spring Branch homes for sale are within one of the very first neighborhoods in Houston. Homes for sale in Spring Branch are great alternatives to homebuyers looking for affordable properties near the Energy Corridor and Downtown Houston area. Similar to its closest neighbor, Memorial, Spring Branch homes feature large lots but at a lower price point. Spring Branch Houston is also seeing a surge in new construction development and is quickly transitioning to an area where people can establish roots. The area is divided into four mini-neighborhoods…
  • Spring Branch Houston Maps | Spring Branch Neighborhood Maps

    Paige Martin
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:34 am
    Spring Branch Houston Neighborhood Maps   Spring Branch Houston covers over 40 square miles of tree-lined streets, abundant green spaces, and smaller bayous flowing to the Buffalo Bayou. It is located west of Downtown Houston and east of the Energy corridor. This strategic location makes it popular for people who wish to be near work yet still enjoy a great quality of life. Spring Branch is very similar to Memorial Houston which is just to the south of the neighborhood.  It is bordered by the 610 Loop to the east, Interstate 10 to the south, Beltway 8 to the west, and Hempstead Road to…
  • Spring Branch Houston Homes, Neighborhood, Real Estate Guide

    Paige Martin
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:26 am
    Spring Branch Houston Neighborhood Guide   Spring Branch Houston is an exciting neighborhood located between two of Houston’s main business districts: Downtown Houston and Energy Corridor. Spring Branch Houston is a prime real estate area due to its: GREAT LOCATION. Spring Branch is conveniently located just outside the 610 loop and is minutes from Memorial Park, The Galleria, Museum District, and the Memorial City District. BEST VALUE HOMES. Spring Branch homes for sale are great alternatives for homebuyers looking for affordable homes near the Energy Corridor. New construction…
  • Best Value Memorial Homes | Memorial Homes For Sale Under $600k

    Paige Martin
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:23 am
    Best Value Memorial Houston Homes Under $600k   The Memorial Houston area spans over 80+ miles of large pine and hardwood streets along streets of elegant homes and spacious lots. Located west of Downtown Houston and near the Energy Corridor, Memorial homes also have some of the biggest lots in the city. Typically, Memorial homes for sale are more expensive than properties within its neighbor, Spring Branch. However, there are also a collection of best value Memorial homes under the $600k price range. Due to the large area Memorial covers, navigating the area looking for these homes is…
  • Memorial Houston Homes For Sale Under $1M

    Paige Martin
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:56 am
    Memorial Houston Homes Under $1M   The Memorial Houston neighborhood is a diverse collection of smaller yet equally luxurious communities west of Downtown Houston. Shadowed by large pine and hardwood trees is an area full of elegant homes with some of the most spacious lots in Houston. Memorial Houston offers its residents: GREAT LOCATION: Memorial Houston offers easy access to main thoroughfares and city streets that lead to Houston’s Galleria, Energy Corridor, Memorial City Mall, and Town & Country Mall. There are also many great restaurants, hotels, medical facilities, shops,…
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    Merrimack Valley Real Estate- Essex and Northern Middlesex County

  • Days on Market, how does it effect your home sale?

    Massachusetts Realtor
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent Days on Market or Market Time You will hear the two terms used synonymously.  Days on Market or Market Time is the number of days your house is marketed before receiving and accepting an offer to purchase on your home.  You list your home on July first and do not receive an offer until September 15 you are looking at 76 days on market or 76 days market time. I read a post of Chicago Real Estate Agent Mike Cuevo, The Importance of Market Time.  After reading the post by Mike it…
  • Are Short Sales in Massachusetts still a viable option in 2014?

    Massachusetts Realtor
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:13 pm
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent Short Sales in Massachusetts are on the Decline The news keeps reporting that foreclosures and short sales in Massachusetts are on the decline.  While this may be true, for some home owners foreclosure may be right around the corner.  There are still homeowners that have not found work, working at lower pay or have run into some other financial hardship.  While there are a few options to foreclosure, a short sale is many times the best option for an upside home owner who is forced to…
  • Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge MA

    Massachusetts Realtor
    14 Jul 2014 | 2:57 pm
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent Living in the Great Boston area, provides residence with plenty to do in a very short distance.  From shooping, to beaches, to cultural event as well as historic sites, there is always plenty to do in the greater Boston area.  This weekend I took a quick visit to the Mount Auburn Cemetery after leaving my office.  The Mount Auburn Cemetery is located off of Mt Auburn Street in Cambridge. I was prompted by a radio show where the director of the cemetery was being interviewed and…
  • Are the Zillow Home Values Accurate? Tewksbury Homes

    Massachusetts Realtor
    7 Jul 2014 | 4:12 pm
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent Zillow is one of the most popular real estate websites.  One of the more popular features is the Zillow Zestimate.  The Zillow Zestimate is a number that Zillow will give a home seller as a value of a house.  It will rise and fall on a weekly basis.  So the question is…. is the Zillow home values accurate?  I was prompted to write this post after reading an article, Are Zillows Las Vegas Home Values Accurate? by Debbie Drummond a Los Angeles REALTOR. Accuracy of Zillow Home…
  • Homes with Pools for Sale in Essex County and Middlesex County

    Massachusetts Realtor
    2 Jul 2014 | 12:28 pm
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent This week we are hitting some steamy days.  Some home buyers love thought of buying a home with a pool and the hot days bring out the daydream of a house with a beautiful in-ground pool, impeccably landscaped. How do Home Buyers in New England Perceive Homes with Pools In other parts of the country pools can drastically increase the value of a home.  Not so in New England because of the very short season you have to use a pool in thee region.  What you will find her in Massachusetts…
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    Austin Real Estate Secrets

  • Are New Home Builders Cutting Corners with Dual Zoned AC Systems?

    Tim Thornton, Greater Austin Area Realtor® ZipRealty, inc.
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:10 am
    New home construction is moving fast now, and builders are relying heavily upon the work of their sub-contractors. Large builders are trying to make up for several years of thin margins and big losses on the bottom line. Q: Are builders starting to push the envelope on low costs at the expense of quality construction in new homes today? A: You be the judge.  Q: Can one AC system that is designed to support a single story home approximately 2000-2500 sf, support a Two story home that is 3000 sf or bigger?A: You can do your research and draw your own conclusions. Here are my…
  • New Construction: Are You Getting What You Paid For?

    Tim Thornton, Greater Austin Area Realtor® ZipRealty, inc.
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:21 am
    I help a lot of buyers buy new home construction from a builder and while I believe that new homes can be a real value, I know that builders are far from "perfect" in their construction of new homes and the value of the new home can be lost when builders cut corners. Builders are human and regardless of reputation, builders make mistakes. Some of these mistakes can be corrected if the builder is willing to recognize the issue and address it. However, getting a builder to acknowledge a construction mistake sometimes means knowing as much as the builder and being able to recognize a mistake…
  • Austin Real Estate Market Update - First Half 2014

    Tim Thornton, Greater Austin Area Realtor® ZipRealty, inc.
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:20 am
    You already know how incredibly hot our market is again this year, so let me net it out for you. If a home in the Austin Real Estate market is priced right and shows well, it is probably going to sell in a matter of days. And if it is in one of several very hot areas of town, it will probably start getting offers and/or sell during the first few hours on the market with multiple offers. When I say multiple offers, I am talking 3, 5, maybe as many as 10 offers that will come in during the first couple of days on the market. People line up with their Realtors outside to see the house and rush…
  • If it Takes More than 12 Hours To Respond--Don't Make Excuses

    Tim Thornton, Greater Austin Area Realtor® ZipRealty, inc.
    22 Jun 2014 | 10:57 am
    Dear colleagues. With universal cell phone coverage and internet hotspots in every corner of the earth, ala McDonald's and Starbucks on every street corner and every city in the nation, and with the pervasive use of smart phones by 99% of all Realtors and 90% of all business people on the planet today--isn't it high time that we in the Real Estate community stop telling each other that clients can not be reached to respond to offers for more than 24 or 48 hours?If your sellers wants to wait for more offers to come in--have the courage to say so and put it on the table. Trying to cover up…
  • It May Be Time to Fire Your HOA Management Company

    Tim Thornton, Greater Austin Area Realtor® ZipRealty, inc.
    17 Jun 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Here is a lesson that we can all take to heart.My contact and experience with management companies is fairly extensive--both as a home owner/investor and in my experience as a Realtor with many different management companies in condo associations and single family communities alike. What I have seen over the years is that management companies have the tendency to become complacent with time and then become unresponsive and ultimately become very arrogant about their (paid) role in the management of the affairs of a Home Owners Association (HOA). Sad, but true and this seems to be a…
 
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    RealtyBizNews: Real Estate News

  • Housing Inventory Distorted by ‘Pocket Listings’

    Mike Wheatley
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:44 pm
    While the number of homes for sale nationwide is showing signs of inching up, inventories still remain constrained in many housing markets across the country. Could “pocket listings” — for-sale properties that aren’t marketed widely or postedon the MLS — be the real culprit? photo credit: Simon & His Camera via photopin cc “Statistically, it appears that we are getting back to very balanced market conditions,” says Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors. “However, the sentiment out there is that we still have a shortage of…
  • Investing in Brownfield Properties

    Brian Kline
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:24 am
    Commercial real estate investors should consider investing in brownfield properties. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines brownfields as real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. So far in 2014, the EPA has awarded 188 grants to assist in the financing of brownfield projects. These grants are made for assessment, cleanup, revolving loans, and environmental job training. photo credit: bartholmy via photopin cc Brownfields are previously developed…
  • Why The Government Must Stop Making Housing “Affordable”

    Donna S. Robinson
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    Yes, you heard that right. We don’t need any affordable housing if it’s up to the US government to provide it. From “section 8″ to housing voucher programs, to government insured “low down payment” loans, we do not need any more “affordable housing”. In fact, since the 1930′s when Uncle Sam created FHA, housing has become more and more expensive. “Affordable Housing” has become an oxymoron. There is nothing affordable about so-called affordable housing. Why? When the federal government becomes involved, prices and costs only go…
  • Stone and Brick Facades to Dress Up Your Home

    Mike Wheatley
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:09 am
    Are you looking for a way to dress up your home and increase curb appeal? One of the best things you can do is get rid of that plastic siding and invest in a stone or brick facade. This project will give your home a more expensive and elegant feel and increase the value immensely. Here are some ideas to get you started. Image credit: Carolinadoug via Flickr.com Brick Exterior If you are looking for a classic, clean look, try red brick veneer. This will give your home a traditional, New England feel. It goes with many different trims, color schemes, and outdoor window treatments, so you can…
  • Home Sales Rise for Fourth Consecutive Month

    Allison Halliday
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:52 am
    A recent RE/MAX National Housing Report shows home sales in June were higher than sales for the previous month. This is the fourth consecutive month of increases. According to the article in RISMedia, closed transactions for June were 4.5% higher than for the previous month, but were 1.95% lower than transactions for June last year. Last summer there was a rapid increase in the amount of property sold, and the 1.95% difference between June this year and last is the closest sales activity for this year has matched sales activity seen last summer. Home inventory levels and credit availability…
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    What Sam Saw Today

  • 5 Tell-Tale Signs That Homes Under The Hammer Is NOT Based In The Real World Of Property Investment

    Sam
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:08 am
    I love Homes Under The Hammer, but there are some things which happen on the show which just drive me insane. And I know it’s reality TV, which isn’t really like the real world – but if you want to make real money from property investment  - you need to live in the real world – because that’s where the real money is! It’s Rule 8: Get Real 1.  There is NO free labour in the business of property development Seriously, I am sick of the amount of people on Homes Under The Hammer who expect their friends and family to work for free, while they get to roll in…
  • Why You Should Always Ask For MORE! (Week 3 At The Easy Buy To Let Experiment)

    Sam
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:02 pm
    Finding out I needed new windows in the “easy” buy to let property has been a bit of a blow.  Not only has it dented the budget by several thousands, it’s also created delays. Never good.  Especially not when you’re short on time. So I knew from the beginning the windows were going to take 3-4 weeks to be installed upon placing my order. But I also knew I had to shop around.  Double glazing ain’t cheap and if you’re going to spend the best part of a second-hand car budget on glass to look out of – you want to feel you got a deal. Anyway, I’ve…
  • Yay It’s Publication Day! Property Investment: The Essential Rules Are Here! (Free Sample Link)

    Sam
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:26 am
    If you want to get into property investment, or currently own property and want to get the most out of what you’ve got – check out Property Investment: The Essential Rules.  It’s published today and I’m incredibly proud of this book (You can get a free sample here). It contains, what I consider, to be The Rules if you want to make money out of property and ditch the day job. I make my money from property.  I am no ‘guru’ and do not sell courses.  The only reason I write my books (my first was How to Buy Property at Auction March 2014) are because I love…
  • Why You Need To Treat Buy To Let Property As A Business: Week 2 At The Easy Buy To Let Experiment

    Sam
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    Is there any such thing as an “easy” buy to let property? That was the question which prompted me to buy this property before auction. Admittedly, the experiment has gotten off to a shaky start; the property’s been down-valued and wiped out my renovation budget, I found out I needed new windows, realised a temperamental boiler would only lead to temperamental tenants, oh and did I mention the re-wire… Yes, property renovation is an expensive business and most of the time you will feel like you are haemorrhaging money.  I say feel like, but actually that’s a…
  • Is The Property Industry Sexist?

    Sam
    12 Jul 2014 | 12:22 am
    Image Credit: Brian Henry Thompson   That’s the question I pondered to myself, as I sat in an early morning trades people traffic jam.  White vans rammed to the rafters with men surrounded me.  In my mind, I was sat atop a shiny black Toyota Hilux with chrome spots.  Obviously. Bleary eyed with the early start, dressed in clothes a tramp would feel proud of, and days old dirt and paint ground into finger nails that no amount of Cillit Bang will remove. We all looked the same really. Apart from one difference. As I looked around the sea of vans; I was the only woman.  Up far, far…
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    Latest News from PropertyGuru

  • Komtar JBCC complements development of Iskandar Malaysia

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:03 pm
    To symbolise the start of the Aidilfitri celebration, the Menteri Besar of Johor, Dato' Mohamed Khaled Nordin lit up the display of Raya lamps at the newly opened Komtar JBCC.
  • RM4bil township to launch soon

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:58 pm
    IOI Properties will soon unveil its Bandar Puteri Bangi Township, a 370-acre freehold integrated project with a gross development value of RM4 billion.
  • Displaced residents gets a low medium-cost flat

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:01 pm
    To make way for a housing project, the developer of a 30-acre village gave each of the 350 householders in Kg Chetty in Batu Ferringhi, Penang a low medium-cost (LMC) flat.
  • SYF in JV for RM160mil Sungai Long residential project

    21 Jul 2014 | 10:31 pm
    SYF Resources Bhd, through its subsidiary SYF Development Sdn Bhd, had inked a joint venture agreement with Sheeco Properties Sdn Bhd and Luxmark View Sdn Bhd to develop a RM160 million residential project in Sungai Long, Cheras.
  • Penang repeats call for RFP

    21 Jul 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Penang has again called a request for proposal (RFP) for an affordable housing project in C.Y. Choy Road, following last year’s unsuccessful call, reported the media.
 
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    Showing Suite

  • Visit Our Booth at Inman’s RE Connect in San Francisco!

    admin
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:11 am
    We are just days away from Inman Real Estate Connect® in San Francisco, and we are excited to be one of the proud sponsors of this years event! Join us on July 16th-18th at Booth #11 across from the Insider Lounge entrance, where you can learn more about our state of the art real estate software and our latest and upcoming new products.  Why should you stop by our booth? We are going to have exclusive promotions, demos, and giveaways for all attendees; plus you can meet our awesome team who will answer all of your questions and even teach you some new tricks for your Showing Suite…
  • Ask and Ye’ Shall Receive – Better, Faster User Account Login

    admin
    7 Jul 2014 | 1:45 pm
    We’ve recently had a number of users request that we expand the account session timeout – you asked for it, so we delivered! For our latest Showing Suite feature request update, we’ve improved the way you log in/out of your account. Once you sign into your Showing Suite account, you will now stay logged in, even if navigate away or close your browser. When you navigate back www.showingsuite.com and click the “LOGIN” button – it will take you directly to your account with no need to re-enter your email and password combonation each time. You…
  • How Does Seattle Compare to the Rest of the West?

    admin
    29 May 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Today’s prices and the mentality of younger buyers may mean a nuanced, transitional approach will help agents bring in more foot traffic and in-turn improve sales in Seattle, the Western region and the U.S. as a whole. According to Showing Suite CBSA Reports and NAR home sales data, showings in the overall Seattle market and Western United States are about two months ahead of sales. Seattle’s regional shift is in lock-step with the larger trends of the Western region defined by the National Association of Realtors. NAR data shows decreases in home sales following decreases in listings…
  • NAR Expo is Coming Up – Visit Our Booth!

    admin
    1 May 2014 | 1:06 pm
    The 2014 NAR REALTOR Party Convention & Trade Expo is right around the corner, and we are excited to be exhibitors this year alongside some of the most innovative real estate companies in the industry!   Booth Info: Booth #425 in Hall C 2660 Woodley Rd NW Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC May 14th & 15th — all day To get to our booth, just go straight ahead from the entrance and take a right once you hit the back of Hall C and we’ll be there to greet you, you can’t miss us! Be sure to ask about our promotions we have going on especially for NAR expo…
  • Showing Suite Named “Eponymous Technology” in Housing Wire’s 2014 HW TECH100

    admin
    28 Feb 2014 | 11:38 am
    On Friday, Housing Wire has released their annual inaugural list of the U.S. housing economy’s 100 most innovative technology companies in 2014, HW TECH100™. The full HW TECH100™ list, which is featured in the March 2014 issue of HW magazine, focuses on innovative technology companies that offer solutions for the entire U.S. housing economy, spanning real estate to mortgage lending, servicing and/or investments. Out of over 400 nominations, we are very excited to announce that Showing Suite will be recognized as part of the list for Eponymous Technology! For the second consecutive…
 
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    edmontonrealestateinfo.com

  • Flooring Options – So Many Choices For Your Renovation

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

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

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

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

    admin
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Bye-bye snow. Hello “for sale” signs. Like a bevy of unrestrained blossoms they carpet the city streets, all vying for the attention of potential buyers. You plan to add your signage to the mix in hopes that you will outshine … Continue reading → The post Spring Is Here! – Sellers Start Your Preparations appeared first on .
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    SBA 504 Loan Blog

  • Bigger SBA 504 Loans, Greater Small Business Confidence

    Chris
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Last week we released our official lending figures for the first six months of 2014. Our performance has been decently strong so far, but no record-breaking pace to report this time. Our loan closing numbers have been steady, and we’ve worked hard to provide our small business clients with the best financing and best service possible, but the bigger story is the size of the loans we’re closing these days. (You may be thinking, “It’s not the size of the loan that matters…” But, well, it kind of does.) [Go here to read our official mid-year press release for 2014.] After doing some…
  • Commercial Finance Update: World Cup Edition

    Chris
    20 Jun 2014 | 9:41 am
    GOAL! (and other soccer words) It’s World Cup time, which means most of the world is watching soccer with an even greater interest than usual. We, too, have World Cup Fever, but we would never let it get in the way of your commercial real estate financing needs. However, if you do happen to call during a USA match, you’ll probably have to leave a message. Just fair warning. With that lone World Cup caveat, here’s the latest news about smarter small business commercial real estate financing… Featured Project: - Planet Fitness - Muncie, Indiana - $1.18 million total project cost…
  • Commercial Finance Update: May 2014

    Chris
    19 May 2014 | 11:48 am
    New and Improved! Since so many of us read emails on our mobile devices these days, we’re trying something new with our May 2014 edition of our Commercial Finance Update. We’ve revamped the format in order to deliver both mobile-friendly and printer-friendly editions of our monthly update. If you didn’t get our mobile version, you can view it here. The printer-friendly version is available for download below. Just click the image to open the PDF file in a new window, then you can print and/or save the file for future reference. As always, if you have questions about how we…
  • Success: Ignoring the Critics

    Chris
    16 May 2014 | 9:13 am
    There’s a good chance that you or someone you know has bought into the hype surrounding Beats headphones. If not an actual set of headphones, you can probably find a product with Beats audio integrated somewhere close by. Believe it or not, Beats now owns about 70% of the headphones market, and Burt Helm from Inc. magazine recently sat down with the company’s founders to talk about the secrets to their success. As always, we read articles like this to see if there are any nuggets of wisdom we can apply to our business and share with other small business owners. (Plus we love…
  • The Future of Facebook

    Chris
    6 May 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Right now, more than 1.2 billion people use Facebook worldwide. As usual, Mark Zuckerberg is setting lofty goals for the company and its technology. Mobile is a big deal. Virtual reality will be a big deal (says Zuckerberg). Working with developers to create cross-platform apps is a big focus, and making Facebook more stable so it can handle and promote increased development is a necessity. Zuckerberg talks in-depth about the future of Facebook in a recent article on WIRED.com, and it’s sort of hard to imagine what any of it means for ordinary users and small businesses. Here’s…
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    ForSaleByOwner.com: Blog

  • Buying Foreclosures in Any Market

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:18 am
    Joel Cone is a freelance writer based in south Orange County, California. For nearly a quarter century Joel's career — both as a journalist and as a marketing communications specialist — has focused on the residential and commercial real estate industries, as well as the legal community. After a decade as a staff writer for the Daily Journal Corp. group of newspapers, Joel was a regular contributor to California Real Estate magazine for the California Association of Realtors; was the original Orange County reporter for GlobeSt.com; wrote executive profiles for OC Metro magazine; and has…
  • Simple Staging Tips that Make Buyers' Dreams Come True

    18 Jul 2014 | 6:37 am
    Paula Ramos has no idea how she accumulated so many magazine pages, newspaper clippings and website printouts, but she can tell you that they no longer fit in one box.Or two, for that matter.In fact, Ramos' collection of home decor ideas now fills three filing boxes stowed under the kitchen table in her Tampa, Florida, home. "I like to dream, as my husband says. I like to be ready to try something new and different, and all these clips come in handy when I'm feeling inspired," says the 31-year-old occupational therapist. "One of these days, I'm going to build my dream house, and I'll put…
  • 6 Simple Summer Selling Tips for FSBOs

    17 Jul 2014 | 4:12 am
    This unique Kansas home is listed on ForSaleByOwner.com.The summer season often means jam-packed schedules. School vacations, backyard barbecues and baseball games don't leave a lot of time left over for preparing, marketing and selling your home. Following these six easy tips can help make summer selling a breeze.1. Hit the Refresh Button. Midsummer is the ideal time to add beautiful photos to your property ad. Pick up our tips for crafting a picture-perfect online listing.2. Make Showings Count. It's prime open house season, so make sure visitors leave with a positive impression. Get your…
  • Due Diligence: 10 Steps to Take Before You Buy

    16 Jul 2014 | 5:08 am
    Rick Sharga is executive vice president of Auction.com. As one of the country’s most frequently quoted sources on foreclosure, mortgage and real estate trends, Sharga has appeared on NBC Nightly News, CNN, CBS, ABC World News, CNBC, FOX and NPR. He has briefed government organizations such as the Federal Reserve and Senate Banking Committee and corporations like JPMorgan Chase, Citibank and Deutsche Bank on foreclosure trends, and done foreclosure training for leading real estate organizations. Sharga shares his advice on how to protect yourself before you buy any type of property.Due…
  • How FSBO Sellers Work With a Buyer's Agent

    15 Jul 2014 | 11:22 am
    Although a few by-owner sellers are able to completely bypass agents, it's generally in your best interest to not only seek them out, but use them as partner who, like you, are leveraging the power of the local MLS."The key to these relationships is that it's all about cooperation," says Derek Morgan, manager of broker services at ForSaleByOwner.com. "Licensed brokers join together and create a local MLS for the sole purpose of creating a consistent marketplace where sellers can offer homes to buyers," Morgan explains. The only difference with FSBO sellers who list on the MLS is that they…
 
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    CREOutsider

  • Where to Start with Social Networking

    Chris Clark
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:01 am
    Agents always ask whether social networking is worth it.  By worth it, they’re usually referring to leads.  I give them the bad news – don’t expect a rush of new clients.  And then I point out the other benefits to social networking.  Like bolstering your online presence so when prospects check you out, they find […]
  • 5 Things Residential Does Better Than Commercial

    Chris Clark
    9 Jul 2014 | 6:02 am
    Yes, there’s a difference between selling or buying a home and buying/selling/leasing commercial property. Commercial transactions are more complex and you’re dealing with business as well as individual concerns.  But the basic marketing and transaction processes – they’re essentially the same.  And on many accounts, residential seems to do them all better thanks to a […]
  • The Aereo Decision and Cloud Computing

    Chris Clark
    2 Jul 2014 | 6:08 am
    Aereo is a subscription DVR-like service.  They recorded local over the air programming in a central location full of antenna’s subscribers could “rent.” The purpose was to give consumers an alternative to the often dismal performance of home installed antennas for local television stations and supply recording services for later viewing on various internet enabled […]
  • Testing LinkedIn’s Long Form Posts

    Chris Clark
    25 Jun 2014 | 5:59 am
    Last week I decided to give LinkedIn’s long form posts a try.  The process was simple.  Click on the pencil in my status update box then start writing (or copy/paste), review and publish. One thing you can’t do is select in which channel you want the post to appear.  LinkedIn will use an algorithm to […]
  • CRE App News

    Chris Clark
    11 Jun 2014 | 6:20 am
    One of the benefits of writing a CRE tech blog is that you get to hear about all the new apps – plus what’s going on with the old ones.  Here’s a quick rundown on a few that recently came my way. The News Funnel Get your news on the go with the newly released […]
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    Underwritings Blog

  • Current Mortgage Rates for Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Michael Kraus
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:14 am
    Yesterday mortgage backed securities improved yet again, driving mortgage rates lower.  Overall, yesterday’s economic data was mixed, but fairly solid (Existing Home Sales and the Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index came in above expectations, CPI came in pretty much in line with expectations, and didn’t show rampant inflation).  On the whole, yesterday was pretty uneventful, and I think we can anticipate more of the same today – there are basically no economic releases on the docket. Yeah, so – that leaves us without a whole lot else to say today.  Pro-Russian…
  • Mortgage Lending Has Dropped to a 17 Year Low

    Jennifer Esposito
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:24 am
    At the end of the first quarter, U.S. mortgage lending hit $226 billion—a 17-year low that was last seen in 1997, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. This came amid increasing interest rates and rising home prices, pushing borrowers away. It also had the country’s two biggest mortgage lenders, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Wells Fargo, reporting that first-quarter loan volumes had tanked. While these company’s shareholders may not have been happy with the numbers, this has also trickled down to consumers and their mortgages. Take a look at some changes. Less Refinancing…
  • Fort Collins, Colorado Mortgage Rates and Real Estate Overview

    Courtney Watson
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:12 am
    Fort Collins, Colo., is both a lively college town (thanks to Colorado State University) and a quaint small town. One of the inspirations for Disneyland’s Main Street U.S.A., the Fort Collins Old Town features elegant art-deco buildings, many antique stores and some great places to eat. The city’s economy is a versatile mix of manufacturing industries, service-oriented businesses and high-tech companies attracted by Colorado State University’s research facilities. Hewlett Packard, Avago Technologies and Advanced Energy are just some of the high-tech corporations employing large…
  • Energy Efficient Ideas for Your Kitchen

    Mark Scheets
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:05 am
    Many home owners believe that their kitchen is the most important room in their home.  Believe it or not, your kitchen uses 25 percent of your entire home’s energy.  Like most home owners, we are all looking to reduce our energy consumption to help save costs.  The new wave of having a “greener home” helps reduce energy consumption, and is always a point of interest. One of the best ways to reduce energy consumption is to upgrade to energy efficient appliances.  Most common energy star rated kitchen appliances can help make a noticeable reduction in your monthly energy costs and can…
  • Current Mortgage Rates for Monday, July 21, 2014

    Michael Kraus
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:53 am
    Mortgage backed securities sold off to begin Friday, then slowly recovered that ground throughout the course of the day.  This morning we are rallying again, and are probably just a hair away from the best mortgage rates of the past year.  According to the most recent Primary Mortgage Market Survey from Freddie Mac, the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 4.13%, down a bit from the week prior.  There’s no meaningful economic data scheduled for today, and unless world events intervene, I don’t anticipate much in the way of change today. Despite slowly firming…
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    We Love Louisville

  • 710 Fehr Rd Louisville, KY 40206

    Bob
    11 Jul 2014 | 10:09 am
    710 Fehr Rd Louisville, KY 40206 Updates, Elegant, Spacious, wonderful Pool and a real WOW factor! This impressive home with 6 bedrooms and 4.5 baths offers the tradition of the 1920s’ while offering Luxury Modern conveniences of the 21st century … Read more »If you liked 710 Fehr Rd Louisville, KY 40206, then you may also want to view more homes for sale in Louisville, KY. Related Louisville Real Estate: 750 Zorn Ave Louisville, KY 40206 Louisville Real Estate – 9607 WEST VIEW CT 17 B Tobacco Rd La Grange, KY 40031
  • 710 Fehr Rd Louisville, KY 40206

    Bob
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:54 am
    710 Fehr Rd Louisville, KY 40206 Updates, Elegant, Spacious, wonderful Pool and a real WOW factor! This impressive home with 6 bedrooms and 4.5 baths offers the tradition of the 1920s’ while offering Luxury Modern conveniences of the 21st century … Read more »If you liked 710 Fehr Rd Louisville, KY 40206, then you may also want to view more homes for sale in Louisville, KY.
  • Louisville Real Estate 4706 Heron View Pl

    Bob
    20 Jun 2014 | 8:20 am
    4706 Heron View Pl La Grange, KY 40031 Elegant, Updated, Open and a spectacular finished open walkout lower level. This 5 bedroom 4 1/2 bath all brick home with a private backyard will knock your socks off! Walk into a … Read more »If you liked Louisville Real Estate 4706 Heron View Pl, then you may also want to view more homes for sale in Louisville, KY. Related Louisville Real Estate: Louisville Real Estate – 9607 WEST VIEW CT Louisville Real Estate – 3207 Hurstbourne Springs Drive Louisville Real Estate 3901 N Camden Lane
  • Louisville Homes – 10505 Venado Drive

    Bob
    20 Jun 2014 | 8:16 am
    10505 Venado Dr Louisville, KY 40291 This home is beautifully kept and move in ready! Sitting in a smaller, family friendly subdivision on a quite cul-de-sac, but within minutes of schools, shopping and HWYS it offers the best of both … Read more »If you liked Louisville Homes – 10505 Venado Drive, then you may also want to view more homes for sale in Louisville, KY. Related Louisville Real Estate: Louisville Real Estate – 3207 Hurstbourne Springs Drive 14204 Troon Drive 14204 Troon Dr Louisville, KY 40245 Louisville Real Estate 3901 N Camden Lane
  • Louisville Real Estate 3901 N Camden Lane

    Bob
    20 Jun 2014 | 8:10 am
    3901 N Camden Ln Crestwood, KY 40014 This home is conveniently located just .5 miles off RT22. It is the perfect size for downsizers, a small family or any individual who likes the feel of living in the country but … Read more »If you liked Louisville Real Estate 3901 N Camden Lane, then you may also want to view more homes for sale in Louisville, KY. Related Louisville Real Estate: Louisville Real Estate – 3207 Hurstbourne Springs Drive Louisville Real Estate – 9607 WEST VIEW CT Louisville Real Estate 4706 Heron View Pl
 
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    Atlanta Real Estate Forum

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

    Courtney Rogers
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:52 am
    Welcome to Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio’s Deal of the Week edition. This week’s deal features an outstanding home buyer’s incentive at Ruth’s Farm, a new community in Alpharetta from The Providence Group of Georgia, LLC. Buyers only have until the end of July to take advantage of this outstanding special, which includes $15,000 toward designer [...]
  • Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio: Parksite

    Courtney Rogers
    18 Jul 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Welcome to Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio’s “All About Real Estate” edition featuring John O’Driscoll, a market development manager with Parksite. Parksite is a sales, marketing and distribution organization serving the building industry, and it is 100 percent employee owned. The company provides specialized products, training and consultative services to markets along the East Coast. Parksite [...]
  • Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio: Around Atlanta

    Courtney Rogers
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Welcome to the inaugural edition of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio: Around Atlanta! This segment is designed to showcase the best of metro Atlanta – the communities, attractions and special events that make this city great. The first Around Atlanta guest is Tucker Berta, the president of Liz Lapidus PR and a self-described food lover. Tucker [...]
  • Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio: Deal of the Week

    Courtney Rogers
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Welcome to Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio’s first Deal of the Week edition.  The Deal of the Week features the amazing deals, specials and incentives that will get Atlanta moving! This week’s deal, from Engel & Völkers Buckhead Atlanta and Paradigm Homes, offers incentives for both home buyers and metro Atlanta real estate agents on new [...]
  • Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio: Home ReBuilders and Noritz

    Courtney Rogers
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    This week’s guests on the award-winning Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio show are Bill Bartlett, president and owner of Home ReBuilders, and Chris Martin, district sales manager with Nortiz. Home ReBuilders is a design and build firm in Atlanta that is celebrating its 35th year in business in 2014. This company handles both the design and [...]
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    My Moving Reviews

  • Benefits of Moving to a Warmer Climate

    Pamela Smith
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:23 am
    Having summer is great – enjoying the sunshine, the beach or the pool, getting suntan, swimming and having all that fun in water! Unfortunately, not all US states can offer such experience. And the temptation for those of you who wish to live in warmer weather is incredible, isn’t it? Moving to a warmer state […]
  • Executive Director Joe Lopino about АFRA

    Manuella Irwin
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:41 am
    The Australian Furniture Removers Association (AFRA) is committed to providing professional advice to the Australian consumer on how should the latter protect their move and to raising the standards in the removal industry. All AFRA members carry Public Liability Insurance and are authorized to provide Transit Insurance for all household goods and effects that are being […]
  • The Complete Moving to China Guide

    Pamela Smith
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:32 am
    China is a state in East Asia and is the most populous country in the world with a population of over 1,35 billion people, and the second largest country by land area after Russia. Are you thinking of moving to China as well? The country has now already lots of expatriates and immigrants from the […]
  • How To Best Pack Your Jewelry For A Move

    Joshua Green
    11 Jul 2014 | 7:53 am
    Luckily, just like modern computers, we humans are able to perform multiple tasks concurrently, as opposed to sequentially, for a given period of time. This is called multitasking and willingly or unwillingly, some people do excel at it. But regardless of how good you are at juggling different chores at the same time, moving one’s […]
  • Moving To Winnipeg: Your Gateway To The West Relocation Guide

    Joshua Green
    9 Jul 2014 | 6:12 am
    Located in the center of Canada and North America, Winnipeg is an attractive destination with rich history and cultural diversity. Manitoba’s capital city offers one of the best collections of late 20th century buildings in North America. Also, the hundreds of lakes, numerous rivers, beautiful forests and picturesque trails present endless opportunities for outdoor activities […]
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    Nashville TN Realtors, Real Estate Listings, & Homes For Sale

  • Nolensville Homes for Sale That Sell Quickly & What to Do About it as a Buyer

    montemohr@yahoo.com
    20 Jul 2014 | 5:36 pm
    Are you thinking about buying a home in today’s real estate market? There are some very important things you should know before attempting to find your dream home. Our real estate expert, Monte Mohr, is joining us today to share some secrets for home buying success. Monte, great to have you. Great to be here, Kacy. It is a crazy market out there. It is. It is hot out there. We’ve got a great question from PJ out in Nolensville, we’re going to start with. He writes in and says: We’ve been trying to buy a new home the past few months, and it seemed like every time we…
  • Andover Subdivision in Franklin TN (Home Sold) & Couple Saved Over $10,000

    montemohr@yahoo.com
    9 Jul 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Discover Your WE SELL HOMES FOR FREE Savings When You (Click Here)     “We just closed on our home, and Monte and his We Sell Homes 4 Free program saved us over $10,000. Thank you Monte.”
  • How to Prepare Your Nashville TN Area Home to Sell Quickly for Your Asking Price

    montemohr@yahoo.com
    6 Jul 2014 | 5:26 am
    Are you thinking about buying or selling a home, but you don’t want to make any mistakes in the process? Our real estate professional, Monte Mohr, recently stopped by with some expert home buying and selling tips. Monte, welcome back to the show. Thanks for the opportunity, Kacy. Alright, last time you were here, we were talking about some great tips on what you need to do to prepare your home to put it on the market. We have someone who’s used those tips, but they have one more question. Kelly from Franklin asks: We’ve been preparing our home to sell and have been doing…
  • Customer Saves $11,000 With Monte Mohr’s We Sell Homes For Free Program

    montemohr@yahoo.com
    26 Jun 2014 | 6:41 pm
      Discover Your WE SELL HOMES FOR FREE Savings When You (Click Here) “So, I’ve been in this business for about 13 years met Monte way back when. There’s the times that you really need a good realtor, not the times when everything’s going smoothly, but when everything’s not going smoothly. And, this is probably one of the hardest transactions I’ve ever been involved with, even in my 13 years in the business. But, because of Monte and his team, they were able to work everything out and make it go a lot smoother than it could have been, and it probably would have fell through,…
  • How to Get the Most Out of Your Nashville Home When You Sell It

    montemohr@yahoo.com
    19 Jun 2014 | 5:29 pm
    Are you thinking about putting your home on the market this year, and you’re not sure what to focus on when getting ready to sell? Well, our real estate expert, Monte Mohr, is joining us today with the top four things to do before selling, to get the most money for your home. Monte, welcome back to the show. Great to be here, Kacy. Ya know, it’s hot right now. It’s the perfect time to sell. This question we have today is right on topic. This comes from Philip and Herman. We want to put our home on the market soon, and we’re wondering what we should focus on when…
 
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    agentright articles | agentright News | and property related articles for the agentright.com website

  • Finding a New Home Aboard: International Removal Tips

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

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

    admin
    7 May 2014 | 5:45 am
    Online estate agent, Houses.co.uk, cautions home sellers on the risks of open house viewings With house prices surging and large numbers of buyers competing for a short supply of properties, open house viewings, whereby a large number of potential buyers visit a property on a specified day, are becoming increasingly common. They are particularly popular […] agentright articles | agentright News | and property related articles for the agentright.com website
  • Balancing End of Tenancy Cleaning with Your Removal

    Heather Roberts
    13 Mar 2014 | 5:53 am
    The prospect of a new home or office is an exciting one. It gives you lot to look forward to because a new building can mean new opportunities. You can meet new people, try new things, have more space, better facilities, be in a more convenient or exciting location and more. Your excitement for all […] agentright articles | agentright News | and property related articles for the agentright.com website
  • Home Buying Tips for First-time Buyers

    Heather Roberts
    7 Mar 2014 | 12:28 am
    A lot of today’s home searching begins on the web, leading to instant results and quick finds of multiple properties. Just a few clicks away you have hundreds if not thousands of listings from all around the city and surrounding areas, virtual tours, photos and easy aerial shots of the surrounding homes and neighborhood. You […] agentright articles | agentright News | and property related articles for the agentright.com website
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    Colordarcy Investment

  • Brazil Investment Hotspots – Bahia

    Artur Vogt
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Bahia is located on the north-east coast of Brazil. The area has some stunning beaches and a fantastic year-round tropical climate. Prices have been increasing at around 20% per annum, but the area still remains affordable and is at the centre of Brazil’s tourism push. Bahia is one of Brazil’s original tourist states and is certainly geared up for investment with some of the best infrastructure in Brazil. The World Bank has given Bahia a $16 billion infrastructure grant, as part of a 15-year initiative to attract tourists. Major developers and hotel operators have been investing heavily…
  • Everything You Need To Know About Purchase Costs In Brazil

    Artur Vogt
    10 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Those investing in Brazilian property right now are enjoying a cocktail of high capital growth and solid rental yields. This is attracting the attention of investors from all over the world who are keen to secure their own piece of paradise while conditions remain ripe for investment. Real estate is still cheap by European and US standards and so is labour, so you have the ideal conditions in place for property investment. In the same way that one person may want a BMW and the other a Ferrari, we are aware that each client will have a different investment objective and also set out from a…
  • 10 Good Reasons To Invest In Florida’s Cash Flow Positive Properties

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

    Artur Vogt
    2 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Maceió is a city that has only recently caught the eye of international investors due to its spectacular beauty and competitiveness of prices in comparison with other hotspots in Brazil. Large multi-national developers are now actively developing in the region. With a high occupancy rate and increasing interest from those looking to buy property in the region, this could be an area to watch – though the market is less well defined than larger cities such as Sao Paolo and Natal.   Key Area: Guaxuma Guaxuma is one of the hottest areas to invest in Maceio property. It is here that…
  • Holiday Home Or Investment Property – What’s Right For You?

    Artur Vogt
    26 Jun 2014 | 2:00 am
    For investors looking for positive cash flow, the rental market, particularly in South Florida is seeing strong growth. Rents increased 2.9% year on year to 2012 in Florida as a whole, 5.6% in Miami Fort Lauderdale Metro and 3.8% in Orlando Metro area. On the other hand, if you plan to use the property as a holiday home and regular cash flow is not an issue, then a holiday home will be the perfect choice for you. Each type has its advantages and disadvantages, especially in the US where land is divided into long-term ‘residential’ zones and short-term ‘holiday’ zones. Before you…
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    Sydney Server Real Estate

  • ‘Hurricane tax’ on policies to end 18 months early

    Florida Realtors® News
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:03 am
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – July 23, 2014 – An extra charge on property-insurance and auto-insurance policies to cover claims paid for the 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons will end Jan. 1. The Office of Insurance Regulation formally issued orders Tuesday for insurance companies to move up by 18 months the end of a 1.3 percent “emergency assessment” for the state-run Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund, which provides backup coverage to insurers. The assessment has hit policyholders for $2.9 billion, which has gone to reimburse insurance companies for claims from the eight hurricanes…
  • Housing buoyed by 20-year high for vets’ loans

    Florida Realtors® News
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:01 am
    WASHINGTON – July 23, 2014 – After a series of fits and starts, the national housing recovery is now enjoying a burst of activity from the military population. The withdrawal of U.S. troops from overseas war zones means that a large number of enlisted persons are coming home and ready to buy homes. Hazard pay, combined with tax-free housing and food allowances, has positioned many to amass a sizable downpayment; and even those who cannot afford to put a large amount down can benefit from one of the easiest and least expensive financing options available: Veterans Affairs mortgages.
  • Phone app gives Realtors access to buyer finds online

    Florida Realtors® News
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:50 am
    NEW YORK – July 23, 2014 – One of the tech advances highlighted at the recent Realogy FWD Innovation Summit in June makes it easier for Realtors to tap into consumers desire to search online for their next home. The Lasso app organizes home listings buyers might find on Zillow, Trulia, realtor.com, the agent’s own website or anywhere else. The user simply “lassos” a listing and it goes into a Lasso file (their corral). At the same time they lasso a listing, it sends an email about the property to anyone in their Lasso network. Realtors who suggest the app should…
  • 5 mistakes first-time homebuyers make

    Florida Realtors® News
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:17 am
    NEW YORK – July 22, 2014 – Real estate experts say they see first-time buyers committing the same mistakes, time and time again. Here are some of the most common ones, as identified by experts in a recent CNBC article: 1. They’re unprepared to compete against all-cash offers. Buyers need to be ready to make a quick decision if their housing market is heating up. Buying a home is “really like finding a job – it’s going to take a lot of time to prepare,” says Cara Pierce, a certified housing counselor with ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions. “That way,…
  • Many buyers aren’t prepared for mortgage process

    Florida Realtors® News
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:13 am
    RIVERWOODS, Ill. – July 22, 2014 – A poll conducted by Versta Research and commissioned by Discover Home Loans found that 94 percent of prospective buyers believe they’re making a good investment by purchasing a home. Although 87 percent are confident they will find an affordable home loan, the poll shows many have not done the math to determine their costs. In fact, 63 percent find themselves overwhelmed by the amount of mortgage information available. Financial readiness• 83 percent of buyers have been pre-qualified for a home loan • Why enter the market now? 60 percent of…
 
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    Luxury Property Domains

  • Luxury.Estate sells for $50,000

    editor
    1 Jul 2014 | 12:21 am
    DomainHoldings recently sold Luxury.Estate for $50,000 USD Luxury Real Estate Domain Names are valuable assets that attract High-networth buyers and sellers. If you are in the Luxury Real Estate Market, a Luxury domain name is a clear advantage.  Congratulations to the buyer and seller.          
  • Real Estate domain name CornerStoneHomes.com sold for $150,000

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

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

    editor
    9 Sep 2013 | 3:54 pm
    Sherry Chris, CEO Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate shared the results of the BHG Luxury Home report on FoxBusiness.  Great interview — be sure to watch!   Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com Here are some of the findings: 58% of Luxury home buyers already own multiple homes to support lifestyle activities 60% surveyed would rather have home upgrades than more square footage 66% surveyed said a “smart” home is more important to them than a “green” home 75% believe homeownership is a better investment than the stock market 57% believe home…
  • Silicon Valley Luxury Home sales rise: Los Altos, Palo Alto, Los Gatos Luxury Property lead the market

    editor
    1 Sep 2013 | 1:27 pm
    Sales of Silicon Valley of luxury homes — those priced at least at $1.5 million — rose 28 percent in July over the same time last year, according to a new report by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.  A total of 195 luxury homes sold in July, up from 152 sales in July 2012. Among the notable findings: The most expensive transaction was a seven-bedroom, seven-bath, approximately 5,700-square-foot home in Los Altos that sold for $6.15 million. Los Altos boasted the most luxury sales with 48, followed by Palo Alto with 35, Saratoga with 29, Los Gatos with 23 and San Jose with 17. Homes…
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    Isle Of Man Property For Sale

  • Isle of Man Property Sales

    Simon Costain
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:28 am
    Jamie Mitchel Teare and Anita Luise Imberger, of 6 Cronk-y-Berry, Douglas, bought Hillingford, Jurby Road, Ramsey, for £485,000.via Isle of Man Today - Property Lettings Feed http://ift.tt/1x5lTf4
  • Planning Applications

    Simon Costain
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:49 am
    The following applications have been submitted to the Department of Infrastructure for consideration. via Isle of Man Today - Planning Applications Feed http://ift.tt/1nOmQaF
  • Isle of Man Property Sales

    Simon Costain
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:39 am
    Richard Barker, of Ballabeg Farm, St Judes Road, Andreas, bought ‘Fingan’, 28 Majestic Close, Onchan, for £1,500,000.It was bought from John Charles Tomlinson and Julie Ann Tomlinson. via Isle of Man Today - Property Lettings Feed http://ift.tt/1rtaoNL
  • Planning Applications

    Simon Costain
    10 Jul 2014 | 7:53 am
    The following applications have been submitted to the Department of Infrastructure for consideration. via Isle of Man Today - Planning Applications Feed http://ift.tt/1kIamwf
  • Isle of Man Property Sales

    Simon Costain
    10 Jul 2014 | 6:55 am
    SOA Investments Limited, whose registered office is at 16 St George’s Street, Douglas, bought Oakhill, Oakhill Cottage, and The Lodge, Oakhill Estate, Old Castletown Road, Braddan, for £3,400,000. via Isle of Man Today - Property Lettings Feed http://ift.tt/1mCAMDE
 
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    Frederick Real Estate Online

  • Worman’s Mill Neighborhood Market Report – Summer 2014

    Karen Highland
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:49 am
    Worman’s Mill Neighborhood Market Report Frederick Md Neighborhood Report: Worman’s Mill Worman’s Mill is a planned community in north Frederick, built by Wormald Builders. The neighborhood has single-family homes, towns, villas and condominiums, and has well-manicured hardscapes and parks throughout. Wormald is known for detailed, quality building. There is a nature conservancy bordering the neighborhood along the Tuscarora Creek and the Monocacy River, that offers beautiful views and common ground. Worman’s Mill has a clubhouse, pool, tennis courts and several…
  • The Best in Real Estate Marketing – Photography And Video

    Karen Highland
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:06 am
    Photography and Videos in Real Estate Marketing When it comes to real estate marketing there is nothing more important than real estate photography. In fact it can make or break a sale very easily. One of the more remarkable things about real estate sales is there is a very big gap between the best Realtors® and those who cause us to question whether they should have chosen a different career. Having been in the business for many years, we get to see firsthand just how poorly some agents perform when it comes to marketing homes. The ironic thing is many homeowners never even bother to…
  • How Soon Can I Buy A Home After A Short Sale? A Foreclosure?

    Karen Highland
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Many people are finding themselves in a tough situation after a job loss or income loss, and have ended up short selling their home, or worse, going through a foreclosure.  There is hope after a distress sale; with some credit repair and time, most people can buy a home again. However, there are many factors that will affect your ability to qualify for a loan. Here are some general guidelines for buying a home after a distress sale: After A Short Sale: the best-case scenario: VA: You can buy a home with a VA loan two years after a short sale on a prior VA loan, with a zero down payment. It…
  • Six Things You Should Expect From A Listing Agent

    Karen Highland
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:25 am
    What You Should Expect From Your Listing Agent There are many things a listing agent needs to do to market your home for sale, but some things are most important in today’s real estate market. Here are the real estate marketing tasks or tools that we believe are the most important at the Highland Group, things you should expect from your listing agent: 1. Your Frederick County Listing agent should be Internet Savvy. NAR (National Association of Realtors) statistics tell us that around 92% of home buyers are searching on the internet for their next home. Your agent should not…
  • 5572 Brittany Court Frederick Md 21703

    Karen Highland
    13 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    Townhouse in Ballenger For Sale This 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath townhouse, an end unit with more than 1500 square feet, has has been lovingly maintained. Many nice touches like crown moldings, bumpout on two levels, adding eat-in space and extra rec room space. Recent upgrades include new stove and built-in microwave, newer garbage disposal, refrigerator and dishwasher. Major improvements include a new roof in the last year, the HVAC system is less than 5 years old. Fence for privacy, manicured back yard with shed. Lower deck from basement walk-out, as well as deck from the family room. Bay…
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    Blog

  • USA Remains Popular for Foreign Investment

    Jonas222
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:34 am
    With real estate fundamentals healthy for multifamily, and all asset classes overall, it stands to reason that the U.S. remains on the radar for foreign investment. In the analysis of what sectors are the most attractive to various investors located around the globe, law firm Akerman conducted its annual Akerman Real Estate Industry Outlook Survey. read more
  • What Makes a Building a Winner?

    Jonas222
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:51 am
    For building owners and operators, the TOBY® Awards is a coveted credential. Sponsored by Building Owners and Managers Association International, The Outstanding Building of the Year awards recognize office building management and operations excellence. Competitors are categorized based on building type (industrial, office, MOB, etc.) and size.   read more
  • Nation’s Most Powerful Brokerage Firms

    Jonas222
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:06 am
    In the multifamily sector, there’s so much activity by myriad players that it seems almost everyone in commercial real estate is somehow in on the apartment action. Most major cities are heavy with new construction. read more
  • MF Fundamentals Still Strong

    Jonas222
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:55 am
    Since 2008, the year that marks the beginning of the Great Recession, it’s been six years of strong and steady performance for the multifamily sector. National Real Estate Investor’s latest in-depth “Multifamily Special Report” covers several topics related to multifamily, including results from its annual NREI Survey. read more
  • Meet Millennial Demand, Raise Office Rents

    Jonas222
    11 Jul 2014 | 7:39 am
    In the quest to add value to their office assets, institutional owners may be wise to focus on what Millennial workers want: indoor and outdoor collaborative workspaces. In the article, “Opportunity to Achieve Rent Premiums.” Voit Real Estate Services’ John Harty, senior vice president, and Michael Coppin, vice president, write about the push to find or create office spaces that appeal to this generation of smart, tech-savvy workers.     read more
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    House Flipping School

  • How Your Creativty Can Help You Make Money Flipping Houses

    Mike LaCava
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:07 pm
    There are a number of strategies that you can use to make money flipping houses but they all require you to think outside the box. In the real estate industry you will find real estate investors, consultants, short sale realtors, wholesalers and those who do rehabs and retail. All these are different avenues for making money in real estate and the list goes on and on. Real estate investors, regardless of the type of real estate investing they choose to get into, can testify that the industry has changed them in one way or another. Regardless of how you choose to make money in this industry,…
  • [SNEAK PEEK Video] How to Raise Money For Your Flips

    Mike LaCava
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:49 pm
    Believe it or not, people have money…and they will lend it to you – even when you are just starting how to flip houses. How? In this behind the scenes video at one of our first House Flipping School Bootcamps, I reveal how I do it so you can too. Click here to view the embedded video. In this video: 00:20  How I fund all my deals now 00:45 The difference between hard money and private money 01:08  How to negotiate an interest rate with a lender 02:02  Is 10% a good rate to pay a lender? 02:41  Can you partner with a private money lender? 03:25  How much money we put in our…
  • FREE DOWNLOAD | My Project Repair Estimate Sheet

    Mike LaCava
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:55 pm
    My brother David, hard at work on one of my house flips! Developing an accurate estimate of repairs is absolutely essential to flipping houses for profit. If you don’t nail the repair estimates, you might miss something that will surprise you during renovation and possibly cost a lot of money. To help you more accurately estimate renovations on your house flips, I want to share with you a document that I typically only give away to attendees of House Flipping School Bootcamps. I don’t do this often, but I really want you to have the best chance possible of a successful flip. The…
  • How To Make A Real Estate Offer That Gets Accepted At First Glance

    Mike LaCava
    11 Jul 2014 | 11:07 am
    The real estate market today is super competitive and making a real estate offer that sellers accept at first glance is not as easy. If you are in the business of flipping houses, then you probably know by now that the best deals go very quickly. The only way you will be able to succeed in this business is by making a real estate offer that stands out from the crowd. The goal is to make an offer that will make a seller jump at it without hesitation. For starters, each house has a story behind it and a reason why it’s on sale. Every seller is different so you cannot use a blanket approach.
  • How Do You Use The 70% Rule?

    Mike LaCava
    10 Jul 2014 | 3:51 pm
    The 70% Rule…it seems like everyone gets confused by this one when flipping houses… Whether its people I meet at local meetups, Boot Camp attendees or people at local REIA meetings, they get confused all the time. This “slightly older” video of yours truly, explains it: Click here to view the embedded video. In this video: 00:02  The magic words to say when approaching investors 00:20 What is ARV 00:51  Exceptions to the 70% rule 01:22  How to calculate the 70% rule 01:48  What your profit and expenses are in the 70% Rule 02:45  How to determine spread in a house…
 
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    Los Angeles Income Property

  • 8535 West Knoll

    admin
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:56 pm
    See all 8535 West Knoll Drive. (all data current as of 7/21/2014) $679,900 : 8535 WEST KNOLL Drive, Unit 305, West Hollywood 2 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths Home size: 1,174 sq ft Lot size: 1.08 ac Year built: 1974 Parking spots: 2 Days on market: 12 $545,000 : 8535 W WEST KNOLL DR, Unit 109, West Hollywood 2 beds, 2 full baths Home size: 1,162 sq ft Lot size: 1.08 ac Year built: 1974 Parking spots: 2 Days on market: 113 $549,999 : 8535 WEST KNOLL DR, Unit 102, West Hollywood 2 beds, 2 full baths Home size: 1,139 sq ft Lot size: 1.08 ac Year built: 1974 Parking spots: 1 Days on market: 118…
  • Midyear 2014 real estate market

    admin
    23 Jun 2014 | 8:44 pm
    A lot of people are wondering what is going to happen next with the real estate market! We know that the market has rebounded substantially from 2009 and 2010. We are close to the previous price peak in 2007. The question is- where are we heading next? I think we have 10%-20% more upside at the very least, because the new peak is always higher than the old peak. We should reach 2007 prices by end of this year. My prediction for end of year From there we will see. I think there is a lot of room to go up beyond that. It won’t be based on inflation though, it will be pure speculation…
  • multifamily insurance

    admin
    22 Jun 2014 | 11:51 pm
    You should get insurance on every building that you own. For a relatively small annual premium ($4,000 for a $1,000,000 Building) you can insure yourself against a total loss ($1,500,000 Loss – replacement cost). Multifamily Apartment buildings purchased with a loan are required to have insurance. 2-4 units are covered by residential insurance. 5 units or more are covered by commercial insurance. How much coverage you want is up to you, the more coverage the more expensive, and the less coverage the less protection. Talk with your insurance agent to decide what’s best for you. Policy…
  • 1031 Exchange

    admin
    21 Jun 2014 | 5:40 pm
    1031 Exchanges also called ‘like kind’ exchanges and ‘tax deferred’ exchanges are a process investors can use to defer paying capital gains tax, that they would normally pay on an ordinary sale, until some future date. 1031 exchanges are for investors only; home owners have an even better option available to them- the homeowner’s capital gains exemption (IRC Section 121). Some people mistakenly refer to 1031 Exchanges as ‘tax-free exchanges’. Capital gains taxes are postponed in a 1031, but not avoided. You transfer the tax liability of the previous property over to the…
  • Depreciation

    admin
    9 Jun 2014 | 1:34 am
    Depreciation is a loss in the value of an asset. The Federal tax code allows you to take a deduction for depreciation on assets used for business purposes (like real estate investment property) each year to offset your investment income and/or ordinary income. Depreciation can be taken for buildings, machinery, appliances, furniture, fixtures, cars, computers, anything with a useful life span of over 1 year, that does not last indefinitely, and is used for business. Everything ages over time from wear and tear and frequent use, there is a corresponding drop in an asset value the more it used.
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    Karri Flatla

  • Home Buying Lecture: What NOT to Do If You Have a Long Closing

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

    Karri Flatla
    3 Jul 2014 | 1:37 pm
    City of Lethbridge – Single Family Homes June 2014: Sales to active listings ratio: 20% (133/671) For same month last year: 22% (128/587) Average sale price: $311,360 For same month last year: $301,928 PENDING sales as of this post date: 59 June 2014, Year-to-Date: Total number of sales: 659  < virtually no change in volume For same period last year: 662 Average [...]
  • A Breathtaking View of Lethbridge: Courtesy of Mayor Spearman

    Karri Flatla
    10 Jun 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Mayor Chris Spearman shot this short video of the Oldman River in Lethbridge… at 6am this morning. I’m not too proud a prairie girl to say that no, I wasn’t even awake yet Two things I must briefly point out before you take in the view for yourself: 1) The Oldman River slices right through [...]
  • Lethbridge Real Estate Market Update: May 2014

    Karri Flatla
    3 Jun 2014 | 6:56 pm
    City of Lethbridge – Single Family Homes May 2014: Sales to active listings ratio: 26% (165/628) For same month last year: 20% (118/605) Average sale price: $294,017 For same month last year: $279,938 PENDING sales as of this post date: 52 May 2014, Year-to-Date: Total number of sales: 526  For same period last year: 534 Average sale price: $288,550 For same period [...]
  • Buying a Home in Alberta? Prepare to Commit to a REALTOR® in Writing

    Karri Flatla
    26 May 2014 | 3:30 pm
    The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) has been threatening to do it for a long time and quite frankly, a lot of agents never thought it was going to happen. But as of July 1, 2014, Alberta REALTORS® will be mandated to get written service agreements with their buyer clients. It’s not a choice. It’s a [...]
 
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    IXACTContact Blog

  • New to Real Estate? 5 Great Ideas to Let People Know

    Jennifer Allan-Hagedorn
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Today’s blog post is by leading real estate sales coach, IXACT Contact partner, and author of “Sell with Soul,” Jennifer Allan-Hagedorn. Enjoy: Please, please, please! Can we do away, once and for all, with the dorky new agent announcement card, letter or whatever else that agents use to announce their exciting venture into real estate??!! Here’s a typical letter: “Dear Friend, I’m pleased to announce…blah, blah, blah…my company is great…blah, blah, blah…I promise to provide the highest level of service…blah, blah, blah…please send…
  • How to Get More Referrals from Your Real Estate CRM Database

    Michael Churaman
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:02 am
    Want more referrals? Well, there may be more opportunity for referrals than you ever imagined right under your nose. The key is to focus in on yo ur “personal circle;” friends, family, and acquaintances who may be willing to recommend you to others. The average homeowner knows three to five people who will move each year. Let’s crunch the numbers a bit. Assume there are 25 people in your personal circle. If that’s the case, you could get 75 to 125 new referrals per year from the people in your real estate CRM! Once qualified, you need to take the right approach when asking for a…
  • 3 Ways to Express Personality in Your Real Estate Email Marketing

    Pamela Cendejas
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Today’s blog post is by leading real estate virtual assistant, Pamela Cendejas. Pamela is an IXACT Contact partner and founder of Second Self Virtual Assistance. Enjoy: You can always tell a good author by the descriptive details of their characters.  As you read, the players come alive and you’re able to imagine how they look and what their voices sound like.  The same should be true with your email.  Your readers should be able to feel like they’re getting to know “the real” you. Here are three simple-to-do ideas you can put into action to express your own…
  • What is the Best Real Estate CRM? 3 Questions to Ask

    Matthew Collis
    15 Jul 2014 | 7:52 am
    When it comes to real estate contact management, there are three important considerations to keep in mind. In this article, I’ll discuss what to look out for when in the market for a CRM. 1. What features does it have? Here are some of the key features you need to make sure the CRM for REALTORS® has: Comprehensive contact management: Realtor-specific fields in the contact profile, such as mortgage details, birthdates, family members, interests, lead sources, and referrals. These fields are essential for building and maintaining lasting relationships with those in your database. Also,…
  • How to Ask for a Happy Client for a Referral

    Bruce Keith
    10 Jul 2014 | 6:52 am
    Today’s blog post is by leading real estate sales trainer, Bruce Keith. Bruce is an IXACT Contact partner and founder of Bruce Keith Results. Enjoy: You should be using your CRM for REALTORS® to personally contact your past clients and centers of influence four times a year. This activity should be planned in advance and entered into your follow up system. At some point during the conversation you should ask, “Who do you know that needs my help to buy or sell a home right now?” Here’s some good news… there is an even better group of people to ask for referrals from. The best…
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    Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088

  • Foreclosures in Warner Robins GA in July 2014

    Anita Clark Realtor
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:22 pm
    Foreclosures in Warner Robins GA in July 2014 Currently, 6.5% of the Warner Robins real estate market are REO homes which is good news for buyers and investors who are seeking foreclosures in Warner Robins GA in July 2014. However, it should be noted the foreclosure market in this city is fast paced so it […] The post Foreclosures in Warner Robins GA in July 2014 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • Foreclosures in Perry GA in July 2014

    Anita Clark Realtor
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Foreclosures in Perry GA in July 2014 The number of available foreclosures in Perry GA in July 2014 took a slight uptick this past month but the numbers still remain in single digits in this community! With just 3.8% of the available inventory listed as REO homes, there are very limited options for both buyers and […] The post Foreclosures in Perry GA in July 2014 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • Foreclosures in Kathleen GA in July 2014

    Anita Clark Realtor
    15 Jul 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Foreclosures in Kathleen GA in July 2014 Time is of the essence for consumers who have been seeking real estate deals in the way of foreclosures in Kathleen GA in July 2014. Distressed homes in this market are few and far between and currently make up only 3.2% (same as last month) of the overall […] The post Foreclosures in Kathleen GA in July 2014 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • Foreclosures in Centerville GA in July 2014

    Anita Clark Realtor
    15 Jul 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Foreclosures in Centerville GA in July 2014 Buyers who are looking to make a difference in this REO market need to be prepared to process and put in a quick offer if they want to secure one of the available foreclosures in Centerville GA in July 2014 as they currently make up only 5.3% of […] The post Foreclosures in Centerville GA in July 2014 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • Foreclosures in Byron GA in July 2014

    Anita Clark Realtor
    13 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Foreclosures in Byron GA in July 2014 Both buyers and investors who have been looking for foreclosures in Byron GA in July 2014 are almost out of inventory to choose from as only a few distressed properties are available right now. Like many distressed homes, these properties often have special stipulations and requirements so it […] The post Foreclosures in Byron GA in July 2014 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
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    thelasvegasluxuryhomepro.com

  • How to Avoid Buyer’s Remorse When Buying Your Home

    Debbie Drummond
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:42 pm
    What is Home Buyer’s Remorse? We’ve all bought something that seemed like a good idea at the time.  Take it home and realize…”OMG that looked soooo different in the store.”  Department stores make it easy to take most purchases back for a refund, exchange or  Continue ReadingThe post How to Avoid Buyer’s Remorse When Buying Your Home appeared first on .
  • Las Vegas Luxury Condos Part Two

    remetch
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:41 am
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  • Las Vegas Real Estate Market – July 2014

    Debbie Drummond
    8 Jul 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Recent Las Vegas Real Estate News Discovery Land Company announced plans to build a Golf Course community South of the Ridges in Summerlin.  The new community will feature homes on 1-3 acre lots, a private golf course and services equal to what you would find at a  Continue ReadingThe post Las Vegas Real Estate Market – July 2014 appeared first on .
  • Las Vegas High Rise Market Report – July 2014

    Debbie Drummond
    3 Jul 2014 | 9:31 pm
    The Las Vegas High Rise market continues to show signs of stabilizing.  Last month we were happy to report that the number of units sold in May had reached 51.  Highest number of closings in several months.  This month, we dropped to 39 again.  Slightly  Continue ReadingThe post Las Vegas High Rise Market Report – July 2014 appeared first on .
  • Are Zillow’s Las Vegas Home Value Estimates Accurate?

    Debbie Drummond
    2 Jul 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Searching for “real estate”, “homes for sale”, etc., will usually find Zillow at the top of the results.  For some, this shows that Zillow is some sort of real estate authority.  Their website does allow you to search some of the current listings that are  Continue ReadingThe post Are Zillow’s Las Vegas Home Value Estimates Accurate? appeared first on .
 
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    Real Estate Valuation | IRR on Real Estate blog

  • Integra Realty Resources’ June news: The biggest CRE trend of the year, and why M&A activity isn’t slowing down

    Ray Cirz
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:07 am
    The media looked to Integra Realty Resources’ experts for insight on many of June’s major commercial real estate stories.  Here are just a few of the stories that featured IRR’s insights last month: Kansas City Business Journal: The Business Journal’s Rob Roberts turned to data presented by Ken Jaggers, Senior Managing Director at our Kansas City office, for a story on NorthPoint Development’s $63 million proposal to redevelop the historic Power & Light Building.  Ken …
  • Birchbox’s retail revolution, and developers try to save a sinking ship

    Ray Cirz
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:27 am
    Here are the news stories you might have missed last week: Fortune: With a wired store, Birchbox rethinks brick-and-mortar retail Online beauty retailer Birchbox has earned the devotion of thousands of women thanks to its monthly subscription service, but the company is making headlines this week for an unusual venture.  The once online-only store just opened its first brick-and-mortar location in downtown Manhattan.  The company hasn’t completely abandoned its Internet roots, as shoppers in the …
  • IRR Mid-Year Viewpoint 2014 reveals CRE markets continue to recover nationwide

    John Albrecht
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:12 am
    Decreasing vacancy rates, moderate/high new construction growth, high absorption rates, and medium/high rental rate growth are all trends revealed in IRR’s Mid-Year Viewpoint 2014, an update of the industry’s annual compendium of real estate valuation, investment, and leasing trends and forecasts.  The report released today includes a national summary and over 300 reports for 63 local markets across five key property types: office, multifamily, retail, industrial, and lodging.  The report reveals that each of those …
  • Real estate drones are still up in the air, and Kansas City is booming again

    Ray Cirz
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:34 am
    Here are the news stories you might have missed this week: USA Today: FAA says real estate agents’ drone use illegal Should we look to the sky for the future of real estate?  Brokers are increasingly using drones to give video tours and capture photos of properties from a bird’s eye view.  But using the remote-controlled aircraft comes with a flight risk: the FAA has banned drone use for commercial purposes, and real estate agents …
  • IRR- Philadelphia Senior Managing Director Joseph Pasquarella appointed to the Pennsylvania State Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers

    John Albrecht
    9 Jul 2014 | 5:36 am
    Congratulations are in order as yet another of IRR’s professionals is recognized as a standard bearer for our industry.  Joseph Pasquarella, MAI, CRE, FRICS, the Senior Managing Director who leads our Philadelphia office, was appointed to the Pennsylvania State Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers by Governor Tom Corbett – an honor that carries both high prestige and serious responsibility.   During his four-year term, Joe will help regulate the certification process and establish professional standards …
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    The Oatley Team

  • National Hammock Week

    Laura
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:04 am
    The Oatley TeamEvery day can be a celebration of something.  Today’s celebration is for hammocks, it’s National Hammock Day. Today when you have some free time what better way is there to celebrate than lounging in a hammock in your own backyard?  Enjoy the summer and savor a few minutes of solitude.  If you don’t have a hammock […]Laura
  • Home of the Week:420 Arlington Meadows Dr

    Laura
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:38 am
    The Oatley TeamThis home is gorgeous and better than a model home. If you are looking for a home with upgrades your search is over. If you and your family like to spend time in the kitchen this one is perfect.  You’ll find a large eat-in kitchen with 3cm Kashmir White granite.  For the home chef you […]Laura
  • Forecastle Festival

    Laura
    18 Jul 2014 | 12:56 pm
    The Oatley TeamThe Forecastle Festival is rolling into town this weekend with a great line up on Waterfront Park. Tonight’s headliner is Outkast.  Everyone has been buzzing about Outkast for some time.  They have so many great hits- “Sorry Miss Jackson”, “Hey Ya” and so many more.  I am sure the crowd will be ready for Andre […]Laura
  • American Girl Fashion Show Casting Call

    Laura
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:22 am
    The Oatley TeamDoes a little girl in your life love the American Girl dolls?  If so she can audition to be in an American Girl Fashion Show in October hosted by the Junior League of Louisville. There are only a few spots left so you will want to sign up now!  The auditions take place on Sunday, […]Laura
  • Summer Hoedown in Germantown

    Laura
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:09 pm
    The Oatley TeamThe summer event is unlike any other I have stumbled across lately.   On Thursday, July 17, there will be a hoedown in Germantown at Danny Mac’s. There will be a local caller, Alex Udis, calling out the square dance steps to old time tunes by a live band.  If you’re not a dancer or […]Laura
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    Agent Avenue

  • Find it, see it, get it first – Tell a story

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

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

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

    John Bunka
    20 May 2014 | 6:25 am
    We have all been there…. we have a great blog on our site but we are lacking a great picture to go with it. How to find free Google images for your real estate blog. Directions: 1. Using a Google image search; search for the image you want on your blog 2. In the example we searched for “houses” 3. Click the gear icon on the top right hand side 4. Select “Advanced Search” 5. At the bottom select “usage rights” 6. Select “Free to use, share or modify, even commercially 7. Click the “Advanced search” button 8. You will see the images…
  • How to Quench Your Social Media Thirst in 60 Minutes a Day

    John Bunka
    31 Mar 2014 | 4:06 pm
    Monitoring your business’ social media presence can take up a lot of time. But if you take a disciplined approach, and keep an eye on the clock, you can get it down to a manageable hour a day — even if you’re on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. Rule #1: No B.S.! Spend your time curating high quality content that you’re confident your users will like and want to share. And don’t forget to check your analytics so you can see if your hunches are right. Via Socially Stacked Can you get it all done i   The post How to Quench Your Social Media Thirst in 60 Minutes a Day…
 
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    PropertyCluster.com Blog

  • 8 Precautions You Must Take Before Leaving Home For Vacation

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

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

    Rebecca
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:40 pm
    When starting a business, many owners opt for financing to buy their own premises. However, this immediately puts a lot of burden on the owner and business, as it takes time to setup a business and get it going. On the other hand, opting for a commercial lease could offer the perfect solution. Not only can you get access to a space, you also can immediately start doing business. However, when choosing commercial real estate, it is important to choose the right leasing option. After all, the commercial lease you select will have a profound effect on your business. Commercial real estate lease…
  • Can Home Sellers be Held Liable for Repairs after Signing Purchase Agreement?

    Rebecca
    8 Jul 2014 | 2:50 am
    When you are selling your home, make sure you follow the law to the T. If you deviate from the law, you could end up losing a lot. Typically, when you and the homebuyer decide to close the deal, you have to sign the purchase agreement. Once you pen your signature on the agreement, you are legally bound by the terms and conditions mentioned therein. Hence, make sure you read the contract carefully. If you don’t understand any part or section, consult your lawyer. If the purchase agreement specifically mentions that you, the seller, have to make specific repairs, you are obligated to do…
  • Why You Should Not Overlook Permits When Remodeling your Home

    Rebecca
    2 Jul 2014 | 11:17 pm
    When it comes to remodeling homes, owners are too busy choosing which marbles would look good on the floor or selecting tiles for the bathroom. They are hardly aware of the need for requesting permission from the municipal corporation for getting their house remodelled. In a survey conducted by the City municipal, out of every 100 people only 10-20% admitted requesting for a permit to remodel their home. While many times people are unfamiliar with the laws, a large number of people do not seek permission to avoid the hassles which tag along the permission process. However, they deeply regret…
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    Ocean View Real Estate Dubai

  • Why short-term letting could be a great option for your Dubai property

    Holly Woolston
    30 Jun 2014 | 3:00 am
    Renting out your property in Dubai is one of the most effective ways of seeing a strong return on your investment. Although renting out to long-term tenants on an annual basis ensures you have guaranteed income from your property, short-term lettings can also be a great way to make a profitable return on your property and are something to definitely consider. Dubai has recently been voted the second most important international hub for retail, surpassed only by London. With 19 retail openings in 2013 alone, and a multitude due to open over the next couple of years, Dubai is on its way to…
  • Should everyday Dubai property purchasers be worried when large companies’ share prices plummet?

    Holly Woolston
    29 Jun 2014 | 1:11 am
    After losing a prominent Chief Executive last week, Arabtec Holding, Dubai’s most traded stock, saw a massive decrease in the price of their shares.  Their share prices halved and they lost approximately $3.9 billion from their market value. But what does this mean for the rest of the construction and real estate market? Will new buyers and tenants feel the shockwave from Arabtec’s dramatic market crash? Although the big players in the real estate and construction industry in Dubai do have a significant impact on the industry as a whole, it seems that in Dubai at the moment this recent…
  • Is Dubai Traffic Affecting The Value of Your Property?

    Holly Woolston
    15 Jun 2014 | 12:32 am
    Those of us living and driving in Dubai are constantly infuriated with the traffic and road closures throughout the Emirate, especially those living in the Downtown or Marina area where recent road closures have caused traffic chaos. For Marina particularly, the constant traffic in JBR has been made worse with the building of the new Dubai tramline. You find yourself driving round the Marina and suddenly the road ahead has been closed and a 15-minute diversion has been added on to your journey. Are the constant changes in the road systems and traffic chaos affecting us more than we think?
  • Real Estate companies predict massive profit increases in the years to come

    Holly Woolston
    3 Jun 2014 | 2:14 am
    Property giant, Emaar Properties PJSC, have this week announced that they are expecting the company’s profits to more than quadruple by 2018. As Dubai has made its way strongly out of the economic crisis, many of these large real estate developers are showing their optimism that there will not be another crash anytime soon. With Emaar being 29% owned by Dubai Government, this can be seen as everyone in the real estate industry that the future looks bright for Dubai markets. Although operating in other countries, Emaar’s main interest is in Dubai and the development and growth of the…
  • How to live a more environmentally friendly live in Dubai

    Holly Woolston
    28 May 2014 | 12:29 am
    Many people agree that Dubai is not one of the greenest places to live in the world – and not only colour wise but also environmentally-friendly wise! It’s fair to say there are fewer incentives and indeed advertising and promotion of living a greener lifestyle in Dubai, where a lot of importance is given to the materialistic way of life. There are of course recycling areas and children do get taught about it in school, but when you look around a lot more could be done to make the city a more environmentally friendly place to live. This is top of the agenda for Dubai Municipality…
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    Maclennan Investment Group

  • Calculating Net Operating Income or NOI

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

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

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

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

    Peter Maclennan
    13 Jun 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Layout of the Concord Reuse plan as adopted in February 2010 The Contra Costa Times has an update on the Concord Naval Weapons Station. In January of 2014 the City of Concord requested a statement of qualification from interested master developers for the massive project in March. They received eight responses and had the responses reviewed by a third-party firm to score the responses. It appears that they have now narrowed the list down to four developers. The developers are interested in the prospect of developing the weapons station. The proximity to the North Concord/Martinez BART station…
 
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    Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors

  • 5 Home Improvements Increase Real Estate Investment Value

    Ken Meyer
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you’re getting ready to sell a house and you want to maximize your selling price, of course you’re going to want to make sure the house is in its best condition. On the other hand, unless you intend to spend years perfecting every minute detail, you’re also going to want to make efficient home [...]5 Home Improvements Increase Real Estate Investment Value is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • Answer 10 Questions – Voila! You Have A Rental Marketing Plan

    Maria Rekrut
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:03 am
    What a daunting thought of getting a Vacation Rental Marketing Plan started and how utterly boring and a waste of time.  Why do I think it’s a waste of time?   It’s  a waste of time because you probably don’t know anything about marketing,  or have a fuzzy idea about it, (as I did years ago ), [...]Answer 10 Questions – Voila! You Have A Rental Marketing Plan is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • How To Fix A Bad Wholesale Deal Due Bad Repair Estimates

    Andrew "Maestro" Massaro
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:03 am
    Look, we’re wholesalers, flippers for some in the real estate investing world.  And, 99% of the time, that means we’re also NOT carpenters or general contractors.  So, what do you do when a seller tells you the house needs minor cosmetic repairs, when it really needs to be leveled? Well… let me give you a [...]How To Fix A Bad Wholesale Deal Due Bad Repair Estimates is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • 1031 Investment Real Estate’s “No Taxes Due” Loophole

    Darin Garman
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:49 am
    Recently chatting with some investors, I talked about a 30+ unit property that was already into a high 9.8% returns, however, we found out just the other day that the profits will actually be a tad more!   We will easily be into the double digits on this one. During a lot of our email exchanges [...]1031 Investment Real Estate’s “No Taxes Due” Loophole is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • LLC Operating Agreement Template – Is Bigger Better?

    Lee R. Phillips, JD
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:54 am
    An LLC operating agreement template lets you write your own LLC operating agreement. The operating agreement is a fundamental part of your company’s legal protection, yet many small businesses don’t have one. If they do have one, it is often only a 5-page token effort. What difference does that make? Articles of organization are not [...]LLC Operating Agreement Template – Is Bigger Better? is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
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    Philly Living Blog | Philadelphia Real Estate News & Articles

  • Lunchtime Quick Hits

    Sandy Smith
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:19 am
    More on the politics of the fight over the off-premises catering license loophole, a good explanation of how state law restricts supply in the face of rising demand; another abandoned beauty on North Broad Street will suffer a fate far different from the Divine Lorraine’s; that Tria G-Ho residents were promised but never got? Looks like it will be coming to the vicinity — as long as they’re willing to cross South Street to get to it; and speaking of “light fantastic,” check out what Philly and several other big cities look like from outer space: The Prohibition-era…
  • Midtown Village tavern takes advantage of pop-up beer garden loophole – we hope

    Sandy Smith
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Now that some members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly have moved to close a loophole in the Pennsylvania liquor code that has led to this summer’s explosion of pop-up beer gardens across Center City, it’s time once again to point out that the issue isn’t all black-and-white. Some tavern owners have complained about the pop-ups, saying they eat into their summer business, and a Philadelphia Daily News article on the loophole has brought the issue into play. But, as these photos should attest, tavern owners who have open space next to their establishments can climb on…
  • Planning Commission OKs North of Lehigh community plan

    Sandy Smith
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:08 am
      Planning Commission members view a presentation on the North of Lehigh community plan drafted by the NKCDC. Photo by the author. At its July 15 meting, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission heard and approved plans for the revitalization of a River Wards neighborhood just above Lehigh Avenue on the northern edge of East Kensington.  The plan, which covers a 100-acre territory, proposes housing, economic development, safety, streetscape and traffic improvements to the largely working-class district. The PCPC must approve neighborhood plans when a community group designs the plan.
  • Southstar’s finishing touch: Light fantastic

    Sandy Smith
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Southstar Lofts, at Broad and South streets on the Avenue of the Arts, has been finished for a few months now. Almost. Actually, there was one more detail to add to the exterior: the artwork. On a recent swing past the building, we noted mounting brackets had been put in place for the work, called “Light Play.” The sculpture by Mags Harries and Lajos Héder consists of prismatic film sandwiched between layers of glass mounted vertically down the Broad Street facade at the South Street corner and in an undulating pattern over the subway station entrance. Besides providing cover for…
  • Lunchtime Quick Hits

    Sandy Smith
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:26 am
    Philly’s municipal finances, though far from healthy, are at least still improving. Harrisburg’s, on the other hand, are headed in the other direction; Sugar House breaks ground on a $164 million addition in the face of a soft gaming market; and The Inquirer profiles Alon Barzilay, the developer who has made a profitable niche for himself rescuing old churches and mill buildings and turning them into distinctive rental properties (does this remind you of the past of any other mega-developer you might have heard of?): Fiscal board approves Phila. 5-year plan (The Philadelphia…
 
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    The Truth About Mortgage.com

  • Yes, You Can Buy a Home on a Minimum Wage Salary, Maybe

    Colin Robertson
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:35 pm
    A new analysis from Zillow revealed that many minimum wage earners own homes nationwide, a surprising fact given how low the hourly rate of pay appears to be. The company noted that 3.3 million Americans were paid at or below the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour last year. Yet almost two-thirds of suburban [&hellip
  • Home Prices Are Expected to Peak in 2016, Then Do Pretty Much Nothing Through 2022

    Colin Robertson
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:34 pm
    Are you still looking to buy a place before time runs out? Don’t want to miss out on the next big housing boom? Well, it might already be too late, assuming you’re looking to turn a big profit, or any profit at all. A new report from two bond strategists at Bank of America Merrill [&hellip
  • Mortgage Closing Rate Surpasses 60% in June

    Colin Robertson
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:44 pm
    While mortgage volume might not be what it once was, it seems more of those loan applications are actually funding these days. The latest Ellie Mae Origination Insight Report released today revealed that the “pull-through” rate topped 60% for the first since such tracking began back in August 2011. The closing rate is the percentage [&hellip
  • Should You Buy a New Home or an Old Home?

    Colin Robertson
    16 Jul 2014 | 3:01 pm
    It’s time for another match-up, this time we’ll compare buying a new home versus purchasing an existing one. For the record, some home builders will refer to existing homes as “used,” which sounds kind of silly considering it’s a house and not a car, but let’s continue on. Untouched and Clean The most obvious benefit [&hellip
  • Chase Seems to Be Losing Interest in Originating Mortgages

    Colin Robertson
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:55 pm
    At a time when smaller banks are easing underwriting guidelines to deal with flagging mortgage demand, JP Morgan Chase seems to be taking a step back. During the second quarter, the New York City-based bank and lender only mustered $16.8 billion in mortgage origination volume, though they weren’t necessarily shooting for higher numbers. That represented [&hellip
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    Beazer Homes Blog

  • Three Tips for a Top-Notch Yard

    Beazer Homes
    26 Jun 2014 | 7:36 am
    It’s the season of green!  With new grass, plants and trees sprouting their new leaves, people are removing winter’s remnants and busy tending to their yards.  A beautiful yard is a badge of honor to most new homeowners, but achieving lasting results does take some work.  Here are some homeowner tips to help you achieve a lush, green yard: Watering Your Lawn: When the rainy season just isn’t rainy enough, supplemental watering is required to maintain a healthy lawn.  Most types of grass need around 1 inch of water per week to keep it alive, healthy and growing.  Also, the best time…
  • Bishops Landing Community wins Regal Award from Home Builders’ Association of Delaware

    Beazer Homes
    19 Jun 2014 | 1:29 pm
    On May 30th, The Home Builders Association of Delaware honored the area’s finest home builders at the 22nd annual Regal Awards. Guests, sporting their finest beach cocktail attire, were treated to ocean views atop the Henlopen Hotel in Rehoboth Beach.  Award categories included design, sales, marketing, production, and technology for projects completed in 2013.   Beazer Homes’ Bishops Landing marketing team, led by Regional Marketing Manager Cindy Plackmeyer, had a fantastic showing receiving awards for best image campaign and best logo. The Bishop’s Landing signature logo adorns…
  • Beazer Homes Review: First Time Homebuyers

    Beazer Homes
    11 Jun 2014 | 8:18 am
    Buying your first home is an exciting step, but it’s also one that requires careful consideration and planning.  We understand that it’s important to get the answers to your questions so you can make an informed decision and end up with a house that will serve your needs best for years to come.   Beazer Homes strives to facilitate the home buying process, whether it’s your first home or your 5th, to make the transition as smooth as possible. See what our Nashville homeowner, M.J., had to say about her experiencing buying her first home with Beazer.   If you haven’t already,…
  • Beazer Homes Launches National Red Door Sales Event

    Beazer Homes
    1 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    What does a red front door mean? In early American tradition, a red front door signaled weary horse and buggy travelers that the home was an open place to rest. In Scotland, a red front door signifies that the homeowners have paid off their mortgage. According to Feng Shui standards a red front door is said to exude a welcoming energy In addition to these culturally based standards, red doors also convey the positive color psychology of passion, vitality, and excitement.  With these positive thoughts in mind, we’re kicking off our National Red Door Sales Event Sunday, June 1st and offering…
  • ‘Get More’ from our New Website

    Beazer Homes
    27 May 2014 | 7:18 am
    After many months of careful design and testing, Beazer Homes is excited to launch a brand new website.  We hope you’ll find the new design and sleek interface a helpful tool in finding your new dream home!  Below is a list of features that you’ll find helpful in your new home search.  We welcome your feedback.  Please use the website feedback link in the footer of the page to let us know what you think. Locate new homes and communities in your area   See estimated monthly utility costs for your new, energy efficient home Community information and features at-a-glance  …
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    Atlanta Real Estate Forum

  • Peachtree Residential Offers Resort Lifestyle at St. Michaels Bay

    ATL Best New HomesTV
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Buyers looking for a stunning home in Forsyth County that offers a fantastic Lake Lanier lifestyle will find their perfect home from Peachtree Residential at St. Michaels Bay. This gated, established community is known for its great amenities and wonderful location, which makes residents feel as if they’re living the vacation lifestyle all year long. The [...]
  • The Insurance You Need on Your Rental Home

    Amanda Winters
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:51 pm
    In today’s economy, many individuals are renting out their homes. It may be due to the fact that they need to move out of the area for a job and are unable to sell their current home, or they may need to downsize into a smaller home with lower monthly expenses (or move in with [...]
  • Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio: Ruth’s Farm by The Providence Group

    Courtney Rogers
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:52 am
    Welcome to Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio’s Deal of the Week edition. This week’s deal features an outstanding home buyer’s incentive at Ruth’s Farm, a new community in Alpharetta from The Providence Group of Georgia, LLC. Buyers only have until the end of July to take advantage of this outstanding special, which includes $15,000 toward designer [...]
  • Fischer Homes is Gearing Up to Open its Newest Model in South Forsyth

    Fischer Homes
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:31 am
    Fischer Homes is pleased to announce the upcoming opening of their newest model in South Forsyth, Barrett Landing! Located in a beautiful wooded setting off of Bethelview Road, Barrett Landing is an intimate community with only 98 home sites that are sure to sell quickly, with some home sites already under contract. At Barrett Landing, buyers [...]
  • Smith Douglas Homes Offering Basement Options in Gwinnett County

    Smith Douglas
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Smith Douglas Homes is pleased to announce it has new basement homes available at multiple communities in Gwinnett County! Currently, the builder is offering basement homes at Woodward Crossing in Buford and Silver Oak in Lawrenceville, and buyers will also find basement homesites available at Gatewood Arbor in Lawrenceville. At Woodward Crossing, Smith Douglas is offering [...]
 
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    Bidselect

  • Real Estate Terms – Guide to Understanding the Lingo

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

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

    moswalt
    13 May 2014 | 2:59 pm
    There are so many varieties of gardens that sometimes it is just fun to experiment with floral gardening and planting color.  From earth tones to bright sunshine day colors there is a large gamete of expressions that could emote from your own floral garden.  Just think of all the spaces around your yard that can benefit from a pop of color.  Don’t be shy about where you can add your floral arrays either.  From climbing vines, potted blooms, hanging baskets, shrub lining, to beds of flowers, there is really no area that would not be appropriate and since size and color is never ending,…
  • Part 2 of 4: Spring Gardening – Vegetable Gardens That Satisfy

    moswalt
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:06 pm
    There are vegetable gardens that satisfy people in ways other than just home grown nourishment.  Picking ripe and delicious produce can satisfy many for a job well done.  Now that you have done the pre-work for post-work success, let’s look at planting vegetables.  Choose your location wisely; tucking your bed of growth away in a corner may not be the greatest idea.  Keeping your garden away from large foliage will assist them in gaining the most nutrients.  For best results you will want to be able to maneuver around your plants for easy hands-on access, have them in direct sunlight…
  • Part 1 of 4: Spring Gardening – Pre-Work Makes for Post-Work Success

    moswalt
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:27 pm
    As the cold weather has mostly faded and the nature around us begins budding, it beckons those of us with a hands-on desire to consider spring gardening.  Once again thoughts of a successful planting season have arrived.  Even in the south, it is not too late to start the process of producing a beautiful and productive garden.  Another reason to tackle your outdoor surroundings is to add to the beauty and visual appeal of your home.  Over the next few weeks BidSelect will examine different types of gardening and outline tips to help you succeed.  This week, we will look at the…
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    louisvillegalsrealestateblog.com

  • Successful Women in Real Estate Investing – Lolita Sheriow – Master Wholesaler

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:40 am
      Today’s guest for episode #3 of “Successful Women in Real Estate Investing” is full-time real estate investor from the Dallas-Fort Worth area Lolita Sheriow. Like me, Lo loves wholesaling, but that is not all she does.  She is a mentor, a coach, an internet marketer and she is the author of a brand new […] The post Successful Women in Real Estate Investing – Lolita Sheriow – Master Wholesaler appeared first on .
  • Scott Costello – Investing Part-time with Limited Funds – Podcast Episode #22

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:07 am
        My guest for today’s show is Scott Costello from the Struggling Investor.  Scott is a part-time wholesaler, he has a full time job, and he and his wife added an adorable son to their family a couple of years ago.  This guy is spread pretty thin but he still committed to investing part-time. […] The post Scott Costello – Investing Part-time with Limited Funds – Podcast Episode #22 appeared first on .
  • Successful Women in Real Estate Investing – Karen Margrave – Real Estate Development

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:43 am
      I’m happy to have  the second installment of  my new series, “Successful Women in Real Estate Investing” for you today.  My featured guest is Karen Margrave. I first met Karen on BiggerPockets a while back.  We both contributed chapters to the BiggerPockets Book “Real Estate Rewind”.  In this book, we talk about what we would do […] The post Successful Women in Real Estate Investing – Karen Margrave – Real Estate Development appeared first on .
  • Mike Butler – Creating Systems for Your REI Business – Podcast Episode #21

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    14 Jul 2014 | 4:56 am
          I had a great time on this podcast with my friend and fellow real estate investor Mike Butler.  If you aren’t familiar with Mike, he has a pretty interesting story about how he got started.  In fact, pretty much all of his stories are interesting. Mike explains how being so good at […] The post Mike Butler – Creating Systems for Your REI Business – Podcast Episode #21 appeared first on .
  • Successful Women in Real Estate Investing

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:50 am
      Welcome to the first issue of  “Successful Women in Real Estate Investing”. If you bring up real estate investing in a group of women who are not in the business, they will almost always view this business as being “a man’s business”.  They consider it to be a male dominated field which is certainly […] The post Successful Women in Real Estate Investing appeared first on .
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    Real Estate and Philippine Properties

  • Tips For Staying Safe On The Beach

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

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

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

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

    Justin
    1 Jun 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Condos are becoming the preferred choice of residence of every potential home owner from the young family to the urban professional. As housing prices in urban cities continue to grow, condos offer a more affordable option for the first-time buyer or those looking for low-maintenance, convenient living arrangements. Condos are a perfect fit for today’s fast-paced, travel jetsetter lifestyle of so many young people and starting families. But choosing to live in a condo is not a walk in the park; there are so many things to consider when you choose to live in a condo. Below are some of…
 
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    News

  • Watch - Costa Concordia wreck leaves Giglio on final voyage

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:18 am
    Italy
  • Watch - Chinese tourists rule out travel to Malaysia after crash

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:17 am
    Malaysia
  • Watch - US daredevil walks a highline across Thai buildings

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:15 am
    Thailand
  • African cities ranked most expensive for expats

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:09 am
    Photo: mp3ief The two African cities may not immediately spring to mind when asked to name the world's priciest places. New York, Hong Kong, Paris and London are more likely to make the top spots on your list. Nonetheless, Luanda in Angola has been ranked the most expensive city in the world for the second year in a row by Mercer.The authoritative survey, which is designed to help corporations and govermments in managing expat employees, covers 211 cities across five continents. Comparing every city to its base sample, New York, it compares costs of everything from housing and…
  • BBC boosts Salford house prices

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:49 am
    The Media City development, home to the BBC, ITV Granada and the University of Salford Photo: KaysGeog London property may be stealing the headlines, but the people reading out those headlines are based somewhere else: Salford. The Manchester town, where the BBC recently relocated its operations to, is now the best performing area in the country: house prices there have soared 12 per cent during the first half of 2014, or £14,874, to stand at £138,619. The boost to house prices has been attributed to the Beeb. Located now in the MediaCity UK complex, the move may have sparked…
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    Hilton Head Real Estate Blog

  • Hilton Head Island’s Special Powers

    15 Jul 2014 | 7:57 am
    For those who have either visited or lived on Hilton Head Island, you’ll know what I’m talking about when I mention the Island’s Special Powers. You sense a special feeling when driving over our bridge to the mainland if you’re traveling away from Hilton Head for an extended period of time.  The feeling you get when leaving Hilton Head is similar to saying goodbye to an old friend -- not necessarily sadness, but you have a feeling of melancholy and you can’t wait to return to such a magical Island. Hilton Head’s Special Powers certainly tug at your emotions when you’re crossing…
  • Hilton Head Island Volleyball at the Tiki Hut

    11 Jul 2014 | 7:16 am
    Living on Hilton Head Island affords you the opportunity to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities like tennis, golf, walking, biking or water activities but since first moving here in the early 1990’s I have seen the excitement over beach volleyball continue to grow. Coligny Beach is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike.  Outside of the Holiday Inn Oceanfront/Beach House and the Tiki Hut Bar there has been a volleyball net set up for years.  This has always drawn some of the best local players who seem to play all day during the summer.  Apparently they hold down jobs like…
  • What’s New in Sea Pines?

    10 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    A lot is happening in the Island’s first resort.  The parent company has made the decision to improve one of Hilton Head’s favorite destinations and the results are phenomenal.  I had the privilege of attending the ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Sea Pines Plantation Club. It is a tribute to the vision of our founders.  Sea Pines was one of the first resorts to recognize the importance of the environment and, in my opinion, the grandfather of modern resort development.  Before the ceremony we enjoyed a tasty breakfast in their new restaurant, incorporating their new farm to table…
  • 4th of July in Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island

    9 Jul 2014 | 7:57 am
    July 4th was extraordinarily special this year. The new Plantation Golf Club for the Ocean Course and Heron Point Golf Course had just opened. The Live Oak Restaurant opened a couple of months ago. All Sea Pines residents and tourists were not disappointed with the signature design style blending Lowcountry, coastal and traditional elements. And then just in time for July 4th the much awaited   opening of the new Sea Pines Resort Beach Club and the famous Beach Club Bar opened.  From the moment I stepped inside.  I was impressed, amazed, delighted and very proud  with  of  the…
  • Lowcountry Lifestyle is Wonderful

    30 Jun 2014 | 8:40 am
    The other day I was showing property to a nice couple from Pennsylvania and the wife asked me what I do when I’m not selling real estate. They have been coming to Hilton Head for several years on vacation and are now considering retiring here. I told her that our social life is busier than it was in New Jersey. Last month I wrote about the Spring festivals, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and the International Piano Competition. I was just thinking about how I felt when I moved here and one of the things that introduced me to many of the activities I am involved in now was WAHHI - the…
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    Total Relocation Services

  • Moving home? Find a moving company to get it done and dusted

    admin
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:54 am
    Handling the stress of a move on your own can be devastating, which is why you must get it done and dusted with perfection. Hiring an expert will make you feel excited about moving to a new place instead of spending sleepless nights in worries. Yes, with the help of a certified moving expert, you can get maximum assistance in planning and organization of the entire move, doesn’t matter whether you are moving within your state or outside. They have special plastic moving bins or boxes to ensure the safety of the goods to be moved, especially when it comes to the packing of fragile items. On…
  • Household moving checklist

    admin
    3 Jul 2014 | 5:32 am
    Below is a small guide that tells you how to prepare for the next household move. Although professional help is always available, but taking care of these small details will make the process even easier for both movers and you.  First of all you need to book a moving and packing company After this, you need to get rid of any items that are not necessary any more. You can donate unwanted stuff to charity. This will reduce the amount of stuff that has to be moved during relocation. Create a list of all the fragile and precious items that will demand special care during the move. Take…
  • Relocation- Don’t try this at home!

    admin
    9 Jun 2014 | 10:07 pm
    What does relocation mean to people in general? Packing some bags, throwing them at the back of your truck, driving to the new place, unloading, and you are done! Right? NO! Relocation is lot more hectic than that, which is why it is sincerely suggested not to try it on your own. More than just shifting things from one place to the other, it is careful transportation of object from one place to the other, while ensuring that each of the objects has been loaded well enough to guarantee its safety. Why should you leave this task to professionals? They know exactly what and how to do -One of the…
  • Preplanning- key to avoiding unpleasant surprises while relocating!

    admin
    6 Jun 2014 | 4:08 am
    The key to ensuring relocation free from confusion, ambiguity, and chaos is early planning. The more time you take out to plan the move, less stress you will have to face on the day of relocation. Organize every single aspect in detail to alleviate any sudden shocks and surprises. You can start planning it around two to three months before the day arrives, depending on the size of belongings that will need shifting. Take time to figure out how to go about streamlining the move, by dividing the stuff into different categories. Before the big day, try to consume all the food in the refrigerator…
  • Tips that make relocation easy

    admin
    1 May 2014 | 12:24 am
    Let accept it, relocation must be the last thing you would want to do in your weekends, or on weekdays for that matter. But when you have to do it, you have to do it, there is no other way out! However, things can turn out to be easy, if followed correct steps, which are as follows- Think before hiring a pro: For relocation, it is always best to hire qualified moving company. But make sure that they fit into your budget. Prepare a checklist: Moving worst part is unpacking. Though it is job part of moving company, but to keep an eye on all the things, you must be prepared with a checklist that…
 
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    Dana Point Real Estate | Aliso Viejo Real Estate | Laguna Niguel Real Estate | Orange County Real Estate

  • Orange County Real Estate – dealing with Analysis Paralysis

    949hometeam
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:51 pm
    “Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” Thomas Jefferson Analysis Paralysis is something we all suffer from time to time. Often it seems to arrive at the worst possible time.…Read more ›Orange County Real Estate – dealing with Analysis Paralysis is a post from: Dana Point Real Estate
  • Orange County Real Estate It takes teamwork to get the best results

    949hometeam
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:27 pm
    A smooth and success real estate sale requires a team. I am not just talking about the real estate broker’s internal team of marketing, transaction coordinator, escrow, title etc. I mean the sellers and the real estate team must work…Read more ›Orange County Real Estate It takes teamwork to get the best results is a post from: Dana Point Real Estate
  • How a broken laptop got me thinking of how technology has changed real estate

    949hometeam
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:40 am
    Last week was a rough one.  My computer died…yep just died without notice or warning! I still had my iPad so I wasn’t totally lost but life is just not the same for me without my laptop.  As I watched…Read more ›How a broken laptop got me thinking of how technology has changed real estate is a post from: Dana Point Real Estate
  • Aliso Viejo Real Estate Amazing Aliso Viejo home for sale

    949hometeam
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:45 am
    AMAZING NEW LISTING! Hurry on this one because it will not last! Absolutely beautiful well maintained home in a fantastic Aliso Viejo neighborhood. In 1,900 square feet you have 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath large open floor plan, upgraded kitchen with…Read more ›Aliso Viejo Real Estate Amazing Aliso Viejo home for sale is a post from: Dana Point Real Estate
  • 5 Reasons your Orange County Real Estate did not sell

    949hometeam
    14 Jul 2014 | 12:24 pm
    While there can be any number of reason why your Orange County real estate fails to sell here are the top five reasons I have seen be the most often reasons over the past 15 years. 1) Pricing it to…Read more ›5 Reasons your Orange County Real Estate did not sell is a post from: Dana Point Real Estate
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    Lucy Kelts

  • Jenny Craig to Appear at Rancho Santa Fe Library on July 15

    Lucy Kelts Blogger
    13 Jul 2014 | 10:33 am
    Jenny Craig will visit the Rancho Santa Fe Children’s Library at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, to sign and discuss her children’s book, “I Believe in Genevieve,” a story that shares Craig’s lifelong positive message about being strong and healthy. The book tells a tale borrowing from Craig’s other big passion: horses. Genevieve wants to ride well in a large horse show at the end of summer, but she and her horse, Candy Ride, must get healthy to compete. To go for the championship means cutting out sweets and eating nutritious foods, and for both horse and rider to get plenty of…
  • 17277 Reflections Circle

    Lucy Kelts
    10 Jul 2014 | 10:48 am
    UNBELIEVABLE VALUE!!!  NOTHING LIKE THIS IN THIS PRICE RANGE!!!! A MUST SEE!!!! SPECTACULAR! The SITE, the VIEWS, the POOL, the SINGLE LEVEL FLOORPLAN! Everything about this unique property is spectacular and will be appreciated by the Buyer who wants to be “King of the Hill” and live in casual splendor with unrivaled space and cherished privacy! This highly desirable single level floorplan features 3 ensuite bedrooms in the Main House plus an attached Casita, which is accessed via the home’s beautiful interior Courtyard. Formal Dining as well as a separate Breakfast Room,…
  • Film in the Garden at the San Diego Museum of Art

    Lucy Kelts Blogger
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:32 am
    During Film in the Garden, the San Diego Museum of Art will presents four films in the May S. Marcy Sculpture Garden this summer. The restaurant in the Sculpture Court will be open for all film screenings and will offer light snacks and beverages, including a full bar. Grab a picnic, a blanket, and a few friends for our film series under the stars. Seating is limited, so be sure to arrive early to find a good seat on the lawn! On July 14, come watch “Blood and Sand,” starring Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell and Rita Hayworth. On July 28, you can see “1492-Conquest of…
  • Summer Pops 2014!

    Lucy Kelts Blogger
    3 Jul 2014 | 7:47 am
    The Ashford University SUMMER POPS is San Diego Symphony’s annual outdoor summer concert series. The concerts are performed on a stage that is construct each year at Embarcadero Marina Park South, on San Diego Bay right behind the San Diego Convention Center. Seating options include cabaret tables, grandstand seating (fold-down chairs) and general admission lawn seating. As this is an outdoor venue by the Bay, warm and layered clothing is recommended. SUMMER POPS is 10 weeks of concerts from just before 4th of July through Labor Day, all featuring the San Diego Symphony and some…
  • 16955 Going My Way: Exceptional Crosby Home

    Lucy Kelts
    26 Jun 2014 | 8:34 am
    Exceptional highly upgraded 4BR/4BA/4Car Garage home w/unobstructed views overlooking the acclaimed Crosby Estates Golf Course!  Serene and private, this property offers a gated Entry Courtyard w/ fountain, a large central Courtyard with Fireplace, a verdant rear garden w/large lawn as well as grand Entertainment center w/fpl, Fountain, & BBQ dining. Lavish use of rich flagstone flooring throughout interior & exterior, an abundance of custom built-in-ins, base & crown moldings, & a perfect family floor plan! Fantastic family home located in the highly desirable Tres Vistas…
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    Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors

  • 5 Home Improvements Increase Real Estate Investment Value

    Ken Meyer
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you’re getting ready to sell a house and you want to maximize your selling price, of course you’re going to want to make sure the house is in its best condition. On the other hand, unless you intend to spend years perfecting every minute detail, you’re also going to want to make efficient home [...]5 Home Improvements Increase Real Estate Investment Value is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • Answer 10 Questions – Voila! You Have A Rental Marketing Plan

    Maria Rekrut
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:03 am
    What a daunting thought of getting a Vacation Rental Marketing Plan started and how utterly boring and a waste of time.  Why do I think it’s a waste of time?   It’s  a waste of time because you probably don’t know anything about marketing,  or have a fuzzy idea about it, (as I did years ago ), [...]Answer 10 Questions – Voila! You Have A Rental Marketing Plan is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • How To Fix A Bad Wholesale Deal Due Bad Repair Estimates

    Andrew "Maestro" Massaro
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:03 am
    Look, we’re wholesalers, flippers for some in the real estate investing world.  And, 99% of the time, that means we’re also NOT carpenters or general contractors.  So, what do you do when a seller tells you the house needs minor cosmetic repairs, when it really needs to be leveled? Well… let me give you a [...]How To Fix A Bad Wholesale Deal Due Bad Repair Estimates is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • 1031 Investment Real Estate’s “No Taxes Due” Loophole

    Darin Garman
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:49 am
    Recently chatting with some investors, I talked about a 30+ unit property that was already into a high 9.8% returns, however, we found out just the other day that the profits will actually be a tad more!   We will easily be into the double digits on this one. During a lot of our email exchanges [...]1031 Investment Real Estate’s “No Taxes Due” Loophole is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • LLC Operating Agreement Template – Is Bigger Better?

    Lee R. Phillips, JD
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:54 am
    An LLC operating agreement template lets you write your own LLC operating agreement. The operating agreement is a fundamental part of your company’s legal protection, yet many small businesses don’t have one. If they do have one, it is often only a 5-page token effort. What difference does that make? Articles of organization are not [...]LLC Operating Agreement Template – Is Bigger Better? is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
 
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    Real Estate News - The Housing Block

  • Worst Home Selling Mistakes

    The Housing Block
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:32 am
    Image Source: seehomesnowonline.com Your home is most likely your most valuable asset, so you’ll want to do everything possible to help it sell for top dollar. If you’ve never sold your home before, you may be surprised by how time-consuming it can be. When you put your house on the market, your beloved home becomes just another listing. Selling a home isn’t easy; there are a lot of mistakes that can be made along the way. Here are the worse selling mistakes to avoid.   Not Pricing Your Home Properly There’s no easier way to scare away interested buyers than a high asking price.
  • Watch Out for Hefty Mortgage Penalties from the Big Banks

    The Housing Block
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:06 am
    Image Source: hothomesutahcounty.com While it can be convenient to stroll down to your local bank branch and obtain a mortgage, that free cup of coffee could end up costing you big time. When you’re signing up for a mortgage, breaking it is probably the last thing on your mind. If you decide to get your mortgage though one of the big banks, be sure to ask about mortgage penalties. Although the big banks may be willing to match secondary lenders on mortgage rates, you can end up owing a hefty mortgage penalty if you break your mortgage early.   Understanding Prepayment Penalties There…
  • Infographic – 84% of Ontarians Choosing Buying over Renting

    The Housing Block
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:01 pm
    84% of Ontarians Choosing Buying over Renting: Ipsos Reid Poll A recent poll by Ipsos Reid which was sponsored by Ontario Real Estate Association sheds some light on the Ontario real estate market. With home prices heating up, homebuyers are still willing to pay top dollar in Ontario for their dream home. Over half of homeowners (57 per cent) believe the housing market is favourable, with only 20 per cent saying it’s unfavourable. Despite rising home prices, homeownership still remain affordable due to ultra-low interest rates. Single-family detached homes remain the most coveted property…
  • Exterior Improvements That Get You More Bang for Your Buck

    The Housing Block
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:27 am
    Image Source: elizabethroseblogs.com They say first impressions are everything – in dating, job interviews, and especially real estate. It’s important to impress buyers from the get-go – that starts with the exterior of your home. Curb appeal is important because it’s the first thing buyers will see. Your house may not be perfect on the inside, but if you can win the buyers over before they even step foot inside, you’ve won half the battle. Buyers have been known to drive away without going inside a rundown house – don’t let that be your property. Here are some exterior…
  • Band of Canada Leaves Interest Rates at 1%

    The Housing Block
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:24 am
    Band of Canada Leaves Interest Rates at 1%, Lowers GDP Growth for This Year and Next A change in interest rates is looking less and less likely anytime soon. The Bank of Canada (BoC) has announced it is once again keeping interest rates at 1 per cent. This marks the 30th straight time Canada’s central bank has left the trendsetting overnight rate at 1 per cent. We haven’t seen the overnight lending rate budge for nearly four years since September 2010. The overnight rate is the interest rate at which lenders borrow and lend one-day funds among themselves. Any change could lead to a…
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    i1 properties Bangalore

  • Impact Of Metro Rails On Apartment buyers In Bangalore City

    Santosh V.T
    7 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    Most of the Indian cities are becoming overcrowded these days due to increase in migration of more people. As a result, the demands for housing facilities are growing every year and many real estate properties focus on developing various projects. Most real estate developers now prefer tier II and tier III locations all over India because of several advantages.   Metro cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad face traffic congestion problems. Tier II cites also witness same issues as many people find it difficult to reach their destination on time. Nowadays,…
  • Is It A right Time To Invest On Real Estate Market ?

    Santosh V.T
    29 Jun 2014 | 11:11 pm
    Real estate markets are facing a lot of ups and downs over the recent years due to economic slowdown problems in different parts of the world. The prices of properties are going higher and lower because of various factors. According to recent studies, the home sales were low in 2013 when compared to previous years. Investing money in real estate properties is a wise one and at the same time it requires a basic knowledge. Real estate experts say that the demands for properties will increase in the coming years which help to generate more revenues. It is essential to know the tips before buying…
  • Indian Real estate market: An investor dream comes true

    Santosh V.T
    23 Jun 2014 | 12:43 am
    Most people want to invest their money in real estate properties safely to earn more profits while selling them. However, the Indian real estate market is facing a lot of struggles over the past few years due to economic uncertainties and other problems. The present market conditions are undergoing a lot of changes and therefore, it is an essential to aware about them for achieving goals in life. There are several options which are available for investors while purchasing real estate properties. At the same time, one should have a basic knowledge about selling and buying properties to…
  • India sees boost in investment on real estate.

    Santosh V.T
    18 Jun 2014 | 4:11 am
    Real estate markets in India face several challenges today due to economic slowdown problems and other factors. In fact, it is considered as a favorite destination for real estate investments because of the infrastructure facilities. Increase in construction expenses, high interest rates and economic uncertainties are affecting the real estate companies over the recent years. The prices of properties remain stagnant and many properties are not sold in major cities. At the same time, the conditions are now improving slowly as demands for properties are increasing day by day in various cities…
  • A successful Real Estate Investors .

    Santosh V.T
    12 Jun 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Investing money in real estate is really a difficult task and also requires sound knowledge about properties. In order to become a successful real estate investor, it is necessary to follow certain guidelines for achieving goals in life. The first and foremost thing is that investors should learn more about functioning of real estate markets to get more ideas. One should study the market conditions regularly to get more ideas on buying and selling process. As there are different types of options are available for the investors, it is an essential one to make a complete research on them.
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    Hipster Investments

  • What’s Available Wednesday? Chicago Fourplex

    Ali
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:31 pm
    This is an insider’s deal only – and we are happy to bring it to you! As you know, we love multi-families- and today’s Chi-town property comes with all the bells and whistles (four apartments equals four times the rent with only one property to manage). As a Hipster reader/member, we love giving you exclusive deals like today’s. It’s in Chicago – not in a war zone by any means, it’s fully renovated and ready to rent. After your monthly expenses are taken into consideration, you’d be enjoying $2,912 in cash-flow each month. Wow, right? You…
  • Real Estate Investing is Art

    Ali
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Sure, some of us invest our free cash in art. Some of us – blue chip stocks. Some of us? We like the thrill of being property owners (without the hassle). Being a real estate investor, much like being an artist, is thrilling. We create. We help others. We inspire. We change neighborhoods for the better. We see what others don’t – we see opportunity, and we seize it. Beyond all that, it’s also a discipline (like any art form). We getter better through practice, through staying creative, through staying open and, of course, education. Through keeping up with your craft…
  • Be Like Water: Life Wisdom From Bruce Lee

    Ali
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:56 pm
    If the recession — or depression, according to some — taught us anything, it taught us the need for reinvention and adaptation. The economic downturn changed everything: business models, methods of communication, and job markets all became radically different quite quickly. As we start to pick up the pieces and move forward, many of us feel overwhelmed by the need to learn new skills or new ways of doing things, whether it’s to hold onto a current job, make ourselves more marketable for a career change, or just get to where we want to be in life. We live in a constantly…
  • What’s Available Wednesday? Philadephia Duplex!

    Ali
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:27 pm
    As an investor, you want hassle-free cash-flow that you can use to fund – well, whatever your heart desires. We so get that. You don’t want to deal with plumbing (ugh), you don’t want calls in the middle of the night – you just want peace and money. That’s the beauty of the turnkey – and the amazing benefits of this Philly duplex we are exclusively giving you the 411 on. If you want low-key cash, this property delivers for you. Two rents. Extra money in your pocket. One property to manage (or, excuse us, pay a property manager to manage – it’s…
  • It’s Not Hieroglyphics! Basic Real Estate Investing Lingo

    Ali
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:33 pm
    As an investor, new or experienced, you get a lot of words tossed at you. A lot of so-called real estate gurus have worked hard to develop branded lingo designed to leave you, if anything, a tad bit confused. Where to start? Cap what? Don’t worry – we understand that entering into the great big world of real estate investing can be a bit overwhelming – and we’ve got your back. In today’s investing blog post, we’re going to go over some of the most basic real estate investment lingo and explain it in terms that even your dog can understand (ok – maybe…
 
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    Point2 Agent Real Estate Marketing Blog

  • The Pro Way to Share a Link on Facebook

    Geneva Ives
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:11 am
    You’re a modern agent. You have an optimized Facebook business page, use the Point2 Agent Facebook app and engage with your clients in a charming, knowledgeable way on this popular social media platform. You probably share links to other websites or interesting articles from time to time. Maybe even to this blog. Sharing links is a great way to distribute information without writing the world’s longest posts. But did you know there’s a better way to do it? When you copy and paste a URL into a Facebook status update, it automatically generates a thumbnail for you. You can customize that…
  • Picture Perfect: How to Rotate Listing Photos

    Geneva Ives
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:56 am
    Agents, it’s time for us to talk about a sensitive subject. We realize this may affect you, your colleagues and even your friends. But we just can’t turn a blind eye anymore. Listing photos should always be rotated to appear correctly to an upright viewer. There, we said it. Sadly, sideways or even upside down real estate photos are much more common than they should be. (Need proof? Click here, here and here.) Sideways or upside down buyers are much more rare. (We have no proof for this one, you’ll just have to take our word for it.) We do realize, however, that rotating photos can…
  • Are You Twittered Out? YouTube Trashed? Facebook Fried?

    Tanya Fears
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    It’s time to reboot, refresh and relaunch online! Are you fed up with trying to keep up with mindless, self-serving Facebook posts? How about time wasted wading through silly videos on YouTube? Not sure why Twitter matters to you or your business? As always, there is a good and a bad way of using the resources available today. Many of us are confused about what to do and how to do it in ways that make more sales. The issue is not whether or not you appear on the top media channels, it’s about getting engagement THROUGH social media channels that translates to real dollars in your…
  • Data Security for Real Estate

    Chris de Jong
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    It is one of the harsh realities of conducting business in 2014: data breaches or data loss are an increasingly common threat that are only becoming more expensive to recover from. Bad guys have an arsenal of sophisticated tools at their disposal that they can use to steal, hack, deface or otherwise ruin your business. IBM estimates that in 2014 the average cost of a business data breach is $3.5 million US – a 15% increase over the 2013 cost.  An industry like real estate is an especially juicy target since real estate professionals often have access to sensitive client…
  • Point2 Product Updates – July 17, 2014

    Dylan Cline
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    We hope everyone is having a great summer! Our recent Point2 Agent product updates are as follows: Online Office The Executive Reports page that previously showed your membership to be Express when you were on a Professional Trial has been changed. You will now show up as Professional in order to clear up any confusion about your current membership level. We have updated our Photo Upload feature to work better with older versions of Internet Explorer (which would sometimes cause member images to not save correctly). We have updated our automatic payment emails that you receive prior to…
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    Keeping Current Matters

  • What is holding back the Real Estate Market?

    The KCM Crew
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Though the housing market is recovering nicely, it is not doing quite as well as some analysts had predicted. There has been no shortage of excuses offered as to why this is: the rise in interest rates, more stringent lending standards, the weather. However, we feel that there is one factor that is most responsible for curtailing the number of houses sold – the number of houses available for sale! Inventory Levels are BELOW Historic Norms In a recent economic forecast, Freddie Mac addressed this exact issue: “Including newly built homes in the inventory count, the total number of homes…
  • Billionaire says Real Estate is Best Investment Possible

    The KCM Crew
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Billionaire money manager John Paulson was interviewed last week at the Delivering Alpha Conference presented by CNBC and Institutional Investor. He boldly stated: "I still think, from an individual perspective, the best deal investment you can make is to buy a primary residence that you're the owner-occupier of.” Who is John Paulson? Paulson is the person who, back in 2005 & 2006, made a fortune betting that the subprime mortgage mess would cause the real estate market to collapse. He understands how the housing market works and knows when to buy and when to sell. What do others think…
  • Foreclosure Inventory Down 37% over Last Year!

    The KCM Crew
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    According to the latest CoreLogic National Foreclosure Report, “approximately 660,000 homes in the US were in some state of foreclosure as of May 2014”. This figure is down 37% from the 1 million homes in May of 2013. May marked the 31st consecutive month in which there were year-over-year declines. Mark Fleming chief economist for CoreLogic revealed: “Significant gains have been made in the last year to reduce the foreclosure stock. Yet, these improvements are occurring disproportionately in non-judicial states. The foreclosure inventory in judicial states is averaging 2.1% which is…
  • Selling Your House? 5 Reasons to Do It Now!

    The KCM Crew
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Many sellers are still hesitant about putting their house up for sale. Where are prices headed? Where are interest rates headed? Can buyers qualify for a mortgage?  These are all valid questions. However, there are several reasons to sell your home sooner rather than later. Here are five of those reasons. 1. Demand is Strong There is currently a pent-up demand of purchasers as many home buyers pushed off their search this past winter & early spring because of extreme weather. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the number of buyers in the market, which feel off…
  • Free Webinar | The 4 Keys to Prospecting for Listings that SELL!

    The KCM Crew
    19 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
 
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    Seven Gables Real Estate - The Moeller Team

  • Quick Tips for Adding Resale Value

    The Moeller Team
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:29 am
    When you’re in a hurry to sell, you need top dollar, try some of these tips: Have us evaluate your home. As real estate professionals, we know what sells and what doesn’t and we can help you spend your money wisely to get the best return. Have a home inspection. A certified home inspector can point out areas that need correcting, fixing or removing. Paint walls a neutral but modern color. Gone are the days of all white walls, but sticking to taupe and gray tones gives a hint of freshness while remaining timeless. Request a home energy audit. Most utility companies offer this…
  • The Window of Opportunity is Closing

    Nancy Moeller
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:01 am
    The Window of Opportunity is Closing Summer is flying by and so is the second best time of the year to sell a home. Window of Opportunity: The second best time of the year to sell will come to an end as soon as the kids go back to school and housing transitions into the Autumn Market. This year, the transition from the Summer Market to the Autumn Market is a bit more significant because the expected market time is moving away from a seller’s market to one that is balanced, favoring neither the seller nor the buyer. It is also important to note that the best time of the year to sell is…
  • Choose the Right Paint

    The Moeller Team
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:49 am
    Whether you’re preparing your home to move in, or preparing it to sell, choosing the right paint from the myriad choices available to day can be daunting. Paints come in up to six different finishes, so even if you’ve chosen the colors, you still have to decide on the finish for your application. On a gradient from matte or flat to high gloss, there are both textural and visual differences in paint finishes. In texture, the gradient moves from a “dryer” feel to a “slicker” feel, but visually, it moves from less light reflective to more light reflective.
  • 5 Reasons to Sell Now

    Nancy Moeller
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:14 am
    Many sellers are still hesitant about putting their house up for sale. Where are prices headed? Where are interest rates headed? Can buyers qualify for a mortgage?  These are all valid questions. However, there are several reasons to sell your home sooner rather than later. Here are 5 reasons to sell now. 1. Demand is Strong There is currently a pent-up demand of purchasers as many home buyers pushed off their search this past winter & early spring because of extreme weather. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the number of buyers in the market, which feel off…
  • Should I Sell As-Is?

    The Moeller Team
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:18 pm
    As one of the most difficult decisions in real estate marketing, the idea of selling “as-is” (without making any repairs, renovations, or upgrades) appeals to homeowners needing to sell quickly or that are cash strapped. Can you do it? Yes. Should you do it? Well…that depends on your market and how badly your home needs fixing, how much you owe on it and how much you need from it. Buyers that lean toward purchasing a fixer typically fall into three main categories: Flippers – a flipper is a real estate investor that purchases property with the intent to generate revenue…
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    Times Realty News

  • Asia’s First Major Crowdfunding Event EPIC 2014 – Epic Success with More Than $20 Million (SGD) Pledges!

    admin
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:13 am
    FOR IMMEDIATE ISSUE Asia’s first major crowdfunding event, Expo for Property Investing and Crowdfunding (EPIC) 2014, was an epic success with more than S$20 million worth of deals pledged! More than S$20 million worth of real estate and real estate crowdfunding deals were pledged at the 2-day event.  High profile sponsors and delegates at EPIC 2014 showed increased recognition of the real estate crowdfunding trend. Singapore, Jul 22, 2014 – CoAssets (www.CoAssets.com), a Singapore based start-up, successfully organized Asia’s first major crowdfunding event, Expo for Property Investing…
  • Better Late Than Never – 2013 SEC Government-Business Forum Has Some Solid Recommendations

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    24 Jul 2014 | 2:03 am
    by Anthony Zeoli, Guest Contributor After only seven (7) months the “SEC Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation” recently released its final report from its November 21, 2013 meeting. Despite what seems like an unnecessarily long wait, the report holds some very solid recommendations regarding crowdfunding and crowdfunding regulations. For those that do not know, since 1982 the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has hosted an annual forum focusing on the capital formation concerns of small businesses. The forum provides a platform for participants to…
  • A Sushi Burrito: The Real Estate, Natural Resources, Family Office and Crowd Investing Conference

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    22 Jul 2014 | 2:55 am
    by Jorge Newbery, Guest Contributor Mix real estate, natural resources, family office, and crowd investing into one conference? This sounds akin to a restaurant with too many chefs, like when sushi and burritos appear on the same menu. However, on June 19, 2014, in Newport Beach, California, The Real Estate, Natural Resources, Family Office and Crowd Investing Conference was held. The result? All the flavors fused together nicely. This entertaining and engaging event delivered easy introductions for both investors and investees, gobs of valuable content from knowledgeable panelists, a…
  • PropFunds Unveils Innovative Approach to Real Estate Crowdfunding

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    21 Jul 2014 | 7:22 am
    A group of long-term investment advisors with collective experience of more than 150 years in real estate investing have created PropFunds L.P., a firm that concentrates on owning and operating investment properties in the residential and commercial real estate space. The CEO and founder James Aldrich declares that the firm is differentiating itself from its competitors as a credible and reliable alternative to real estate crowdfunding investors. According to Aldrich, clients will gain access to real estate investment opportunities that would otherwise be expensive or limited to investors…
  • Sotheby’s and Christie’s are not the only ones gone Real Estate: Crowdfunding Heats up the Realty Investing Scene #crowdfundrealty

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    18 Jul 2014 | 6:24 pm
    On 18 July 2014, all roads will lead to the Draper University of Heroes in San Mateo City, California for a one-day global conference on Real Estate Crowdfunding. San Mateo, California, July 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) –  The Soho Loft Media Group and FundingPost together with Victoria Global  bring together the biggest names in the industry for an in-depth discussion on the present progress and future growth of real estate ventures, including seed stage positioning, through crowdfunding. The 3rd in a series, the Global Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference starts off with a morning…
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  • How to Accurately Price your House

    Keith Flenniken
    29 Jun 2014 | 9:57 am
    Keith Flenniken is an expert in real estate and even founded his own company, Flenniken Enterprises. He and his team have a knack for transforming undervalued properties and selling them for a profit. A key to success in the industry is knowing how to accurately price a property. These and other tips can be accessed through his personal tumblr page. Naturally, home sellers are looking to sell their properties for the highest amount possible- and quickly. According to an article on realestate.msn.com, there are ten things to remember to price your house right. 1. Comps are perhaps the most…
  • The Pros and Cons of Granite Countertops

    Keith Flenniken
    22 May 2014 | 10:55 am
    Keith Flenniken advises that you weigh the pros and cons of granite prior to making your purchase. Keith Flenniken is the founder of a successful real estate business, Flenniken Enterprises. His portfolio boasts an impressive range of properties. Some of these commercial, single family, and multi-family homes can be found on his Pinterest page. To be successful in the industry, Keith Flenniken relies on a team of talented artisans that are able to bring worth to something undervalued. An eye for design is an important element that can help others appreciate the space as well. When remodeling…
  • Investing in a Flip Property

    Keith Flenniken
    16 May 2014 | 5:45 am
    In this blog, Keith Flenniken shares tips on investing in flip properties. House flipping has become a widespread practice among investors, as the opportunity to make a profit is high. According to RealtyTrac.com, investors flipped more than 100,000 homes in the first half of the year alone, making an average of $30,000 per flip. Experts warn to tread lightly, however, as many investors who are in a rush to make a profit overlook the basics and in turn, end up failing. Keith Flenniken, owner of the successful real estate business Flenniken Enterprises, knows the keys to success, as well as…
  • US Housing Market Hits a Rut

    Keith Flenniken
    6 May 2014 | 6:41 am
    In some high-demand regions, Keith Flenniken noticed that housing prices were rising so dramatically that there was sure to be a decline in sales. However, these price increases caused certain housing markets to experience a temporary slowdown, causing the trend to be deeper and more widespread than expected. According to a recent report, monthly home sales dropped a full 13.3% year over year. A report from the National Association of Realtors also mentioned that last month, the sales of new single-family homes hit their lowest point since July of 2013. In addition to a slowdown in overall…
  • 7 Steps for Buying a Rental Property

    Keith Flenniken
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:47 am
    Keith Flenniken has purchased a number of rental properties, including one at 57 West Broadway (above) in Derry, NH. Keith Flenniken currently runs his own successful real estate business, Flenniken Enterprises. His vast portfolio encompasses a number of commercial and residential properties. Keith Flenniken provides an easy seven step approach for those interested in purchasing a rental property.   Get Pre-Approved It is important to start with this time saving step to make sure you can afford the property. You will need a pre-approved letter from the bank or other lender, who will help…
 
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    Dubai Real Estate Property Blog | Better Homes LLC.

  • Know your right as a Tenant

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Finding the right rental property at the right price can be a challenge. So be sure where you stand before you sign a contract with this short FAQ.   How many rent cheques are usually required and what is the best way to negotiate the best rate?   Between one and four cheques are the most common. You can often negotiate a slightly lower lease by paying with fewer cheques.   Can a tenant be expected to pay a security deposit to view a property?   A security deposit just to view a property is not good practice, nor our practice at Better Homes.   Does the landlord have…
  • 0% transfer fee on Business Bay Executive Tower C

    21 Jul 2014 | 11:20 pm
    Take advantage of the Better Homes Ramadan offer It is not too late to take advantage of Better Homes’ superb Ramadan deal. We are offering a 0% transfer fee on apartments for sale in Executive Tower C, Business Bay     A range of generously sized 1-4 bedroom apartments are available in this development, which is increasingly sought after thanks to its convenient location, just five minutes’ walk from the Metro and on the doorstep of thriving Downtown.   Facilities include shared swimming pools, health clubs, 24 hour security, and access to a new park,…
  • Amwaj Suites, JBR

    20 Jul 2014 | 10:31 pm
    Better Homes are offering beach front fully serviced apartments at Amwaj Suites JBR with 2 bedrooms starting from only AED 161,500.   Situated on picturesque Jumeriah Beach, Amwaj Suites comprise one, two and three bedroom furnished serviced apartments, duplexes and penthouses, available for rent.     It’s the ideal new home for young families who love to get outdoors or singles who prefer to indulge in a little nightlife - with some of Dubai’s most acclaimed restaurants and nightspots right at your doorstep.   From gorgeous JBR beach, Beach Mall and The Walk…
  • Pets in the City

    2 Jul 2014 | 1:33 am
    What you need to know about owning a pet in Dubai The city has tons of high-end pet amenities ranging from pet stores, to quality veterinary clinics, and dedicated parks. Dubai even has special events for its pet population, and is home to a myriad of magazines, blogs, and websites devoted to our fluffy companions.   Yet, despite the city’s love for animals, owning a pet in Dubai, in particular a cat or a dog can be a challenge. Large metropolitan cities can be tough on both owners and pets alike.     Therefore, as a pet owner it is important for you to understand your…
  • Why Business Bay?

    19 Jun 2014 | 9:07 pm
    There's so much to say about Business Bay and its lifestyle benefits. Apart from being ideally located close to fine restaurants, shopping outlets, medical offices, and public transportation, the lively community also offers a myriad of opportunities to investors interested in prime Dubai freehold property.   Here, we’ve put together a list of some of the principle benefits of living and working in Business Bay, Dubai.  
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  • Change In Venue: Usapang Foreclosed Property Investing Seminar On July 26, 2014

    Jay Castillo
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:30 pm
    This is just a quick update to my previous post about the “Usapang Foreclosed Property Investing” seminar. In order to accommodate more participants, venue has been moved to Slate Creative Studio, #373 Boni Avenue, Mandaluyong City. Schedule remains the same and the seminar pushes through on July 26, 2014. Registration starts at 1:00pm, seminar starts at 2:00pm. Learning fee is just Php1,000.00. Contact info and other details can be found below. Here’s the announcement from Burn Gutierrez with regards to the change in venue: Due to the reason that the original place (UCC…
  • See You At The Usapang Foreclosed Property Investing Seminar On July 26, 2014

    Jay Castillo
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:50 pm
    Updated July 24, 2014:  To accommodate more participants, venue has been moved to Slate Creative Studio, #373 Boni Avenue, Mandaluyong City. Do you want to learn how to invest in foreclosed properties but don’t know where to start? I have been invited to speak about this in the upcoming “Usapang Foreclosed Property Investing” seminar to be held on July 26, 2014, Saturday, 1:00pm, at the UCC Terrace Cafe, Burgos Circle Forbes Town Center, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig Slate Creative Studio, #373 Boni Avenue, Mandaluyong City. Learning fee is just Php1,000.00. Check out the…
  • 220th UnionBank Foreclosed Properties Auction (Metro Manila, Luzon, Amalfi) Slated on July 26, 2014

    Jay Castillo
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:50 am
    The 220th UnionBank foreclosed properties auction shall be on July 26, 2014, 9:00am, at the 28th Floor, UnionBank Plaza, Meralco Avenue corner Onyx Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City Philippines. More details can be found below. UnionBank. Photo by Jay Castillo of ForeclosurePhilippines.com This is for properties from Metro Manila, Luzon, plus the brand new House and lots at Amalfi, The Islands, Dasmarinas Cavite. As usual, interested bidders are reminded to come early to have enough time to register and fill-out all required forms. If you are bidding, just make sure you have already done your…
  • More than 2,100 BFS Foreclosed Properties Updated With Pictures (As Of June 26, 2014)

    Jay Castillo
    8 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    Here’s an updated listing of BFS foreclosed properties as of June 26, 2014, and almost all properties now have pictures! I apologize for posting this here late, we’ve been very busy with the Money Summit and Wealth Expo 2014 last weekend. However, we did let everyone know of this update through our Facebook Page early last week. Anyway, please check out the details for this update below. The updated list, which comes directly from Bahay Financial Services (BFS), has a total of 2,135 foreclosed properties, with a total selling price of Php810,120,000.00, and is a nationwide…
  • Path of Progress: Skyway Stage 3

    Cherry Castillo
    30 Jun 2014 | 3:35 am
    Many people would agree that buying properties on the path of progress is a very sound real estate investing strategy. But where do we find those paths of progress? Look no further, here’s one such path of progress, the Skyway Stage 3. Skyway Stage 3 It’s not rocket science. Simply follow the paths of progress and study where transport and infrastructure systems will be built. It’s quite logical that areas which are easily accessible will have higher market values than those which are not. The case of Ayala Alabang and Daang Hari Many people have said that Ayala Alabang used to sell…
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  • Decorate With A Cool Summer Color Scheme

    Tara Scott-Johnson
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:39 pm
    As an interior designer, I am always searching for the newest and most beautiful color schemes. A few years ago, I happened upon an amazing blog dedicated to “fresh hues”; that blog is Design Seeds. Designs Seeds creator Jessica Colaluca shared her passion for color to the masses with the creation of her color themed blog. With over 850,000 followers on social media, her fresh hues have become inspiration to designers and decorating enthusiasts alike. According to Jessica, “Design Seeds are a modern interpretation of original color journals created while she attended art school and…
  • Lifting the Veil on Renters Insurance

    Arthur Murray
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:28 pm
    Got gear? You’d be surprised what’s covered under a standard renters insurance policy. | Cover photo courtesy of Rudolf Vlček. You’ve decided to give in and buy renters insurance, after weeks of nagging from your parents. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you understand what it covers – and almost as importantly, what it doesn’t. Here’s the disclaimer: Policies can vary greatly by provider and state, so be sure to ask your agent exactly what’s included as part of yours. As a policyholder, you’ll be in the minority. Only about 35% of those…
  • The Pros and Cons of Renting in a Large vs. Small Building

    Paula Pant
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:20 pm
    There are lots of factors you need to bear in mind when looking for a rental home—location, budget, amenities, unit size. But the first thing you need to ask yourself is: what sort of property will be the best for your needs? Rentals come in all shapes and sizes, and we’re not just talking about number of bedrooms. The size of the building you’re renting in can also play a big factor in how happy you’ll be living there. Should you rent an apartment in a major complex that hosts hundreds of units? Or should you look for one in a smaller building, with perhaps only 10 or 20 units?
  • Should The Obamas Buy or Rent in Rancho Mirage, CA?

    John Doherty
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:32 pm
    The LA Times reported today that the Obamas are reportedly buying a $4.25 million dollar home in Rancho Mirage, CA before the month is out. That’s a lot of money! Our question, though, is why buy when you can rent an amazing house for less per month than you’d be paying anyways? A comparable listing in the area has an estimated payment per month of $17,088 per month (assuming a 30 year fixed mortgage and 20% down). So, should the Obamas rent or buy a place in Rancho Mirage? It depends on their goals for the property. Let’s dig into whether or not it would be a smart idea…
  • 8 Creative Storage Solutions for Apartment Living

    Paula Pant
    20 Jul 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Use hooks to take advantage of valuable vertical storage space. | Image from DBS Obsessed. Living in an apartment requires coping with a smaller living space, and that means storage can be tough. But there are plenty of ways to solve your lack of storage dilemma. All you have to do is get creative! The more out-of-the-box ideas you come up with, the easier living in your small box will be. Here are eight innovative space-saving solutions that will make your apartment seem a little bit bigger: 1. Hooks Who says your stuff has to occupy valuable floor space? There’s a lot of wasted room…
 
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    Overseas Property Mall

  • South Africas Property Market Continues to Grow

    Les Calvert
    20 Jul 2014 | 4:11 am
    South Africa’s Property Market Continues to Grow – Despite Economic Pressure Against It The South African economy has given observers cause for South Africas Property Market Continues to Grow is a post from: Overseas Property Mall The post South Africas Property Market Continues to Grow appeared first on Overseas Property Mall.
  • Canadian Property Prices Forecast To Rise This Year Then level Off

    Les Calvert
    14 Jul 2014 | 1:08 pm
    The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has released its 2014-15 home prices and sales forecast, and it’s confusing. Not much is expected Canadian Property Prices Forecast To Rise This Year Then level Off is a post from: Overseas Property Mall The post Canadian Property Prices Forecast To Rise This Year Then level Off appeared first on Overseas Property Mall.
  • Social Media And Home Buying in the USA

    Les Calvert
    10 Jul 2014 | 2:22 am
    According to the California Association of Realtors, home buying in the USA is more influenced by social media than ever before. The Social Media And Home Buying in the USA is a post from: Overseas Property Mall The post Social Media And Home Buying in the USA appeared first on Overseas Property Mall.
  • Australia May Consider Limiting Overseas Buyers

    Les Calvert
    6 Jul 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Australia has some of the highest house prices in the world, and some of the highest relative to income. They’re rising, too: Australia May Consider Limiting Overseas Buyers is a post from: Overseas Property Mall The post Australia May Consider Limiting Overseas Buyers appeared first on Overseas Property Mall.
  • Non Distressed Sales Account for 89% of California Home Closings in May

    Les Calvert
    1 Jul 2014 | 10:25 pm
    The California Association of Realtors (CAR) has released data showing that the majority of sales in California are by voluntary, rather than Non Distressed Sales Account for 89% of California Home Closings in May is a post from: Overseas Property Mall The post Non Distressed Sales Account for 89% of California Home Closings in May appeared first on Overseas Property Mall.
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  • Zoocasa Neighbourhood Feature: Cabbagetown, Toronto

    Bevan Friedman
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:26 pm
    With one of the largest areas of continuous Victorian houses in North America[1], the community of Cabbagetown is a true testament to Victorian architecture.  For over 40 years the Cabbagetown community, politicians and activists worked to restore homes in this neighbourhood to their original state making it one of the most beautiful neighbourhoods Toronto has to offer.  In addition to an impressive showcase of architecture, Cabbagetown is also the home of Toronto’s Riverdale Farm where families come to visit the farm animals, chat with the farmer during daily chores and stroll the 7.5…
  • Landscaping Tips to Help Sell Your Home

    Bevan Friedman
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:35 am
    Preparing to put your home on the market takes a lot of work. You may have to do serious de-cluttering, spotless cleaning, fresh painting or home staging. But what about outside? Nice landscaping isn’t just icing on the cake – it’s an investment that pays off. Several studies have shown that landscaping can add anywhere from 4% to 15% to the value to your home, and speed up its sale by as much as six weeks. ’Tis the season The housing market is hottest in the spring and summer. This means that your property is on full display and that outdoor living is more top-of-mind for buyers.
  • Mid-Month July Homes Sold in Toronto (GTA)

    Bevan Friedman
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:45 am
    Along with warm weather, July brings promise buyers will be able to find a home that meets their needs. The new month has brought with it signs that growth in new listings could begin to outpace growth in sales. The housing market continued to have strong progress in sales during the first 14 days of July with deals up 11.6 per cent over the same time last year. What buyers have been waiting to hear is the tight market has gently loosened up with a slow increase in the supply of homes for sale – up 9.7 per cent from last year. The growth in new listings still fell short of that of sales,…
  • 10 Common Misconceptions About Mortgage Renewal

    Bevan Friedman
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    The mortgage renewal process can be difficult to navigate, which is likely why more than 75% of mortgage holders opt to renew with their current lender without giving it a second thought.  However, even if you’re able to save half a percentage point on your mortgage rate, that could equal savings of up to $10,000 over 25 years – and that’s based on just a $150,000 mortgage. So, when it comes time to renew, here’s a list of a few things you should keep in mind: The bank’s posted rate is not the only available rate. Like the age old adage, “Ask and you shall receive,” you…
  • New Home Construction vs Resale: Should You Buy an Older or Newer Home?

    Bevan Friedman
    10 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    To buy or not to buy, that is not ever the only question. The inevitable decision every house hunter has to make is whether or not to go with the old or buy new. Alongside pricing and location, the age of a home is an important factor to consider when looking at property. With new home construction, there may be less renovations upon move in that will need to be done. If you are up for the challenge, an antique home may satisfy that unique-build-itch you are looking to scratch. As some prefer history and character, others are drawn to the comfort of modern conveniences. It is important to…
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    Michigan Modular Homes | Legendary Homes

  • Modular Home Preparation: Installing of Septic System in a Modular Home

    admin
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:03 am
    In the construction of a modular home, among the first things to be installed is the septic system. According to Wikipedia, a septic system is a small-scale sewage treatment system common in areas with no connection to main sewage pipes provided by local governments or private corporations. You need to have a septic system installed if your property does not have a public sewer. In modular home construction, it is usually a private one. Design of a Septic System in a Modular Home A septic system is built according to a set of engineered plans, called a septic design. This septic design…
  • Excavation and Grading the Building Lot for Modular Homes

    admin
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:19 am
    The first step in building modular homes is preparing the lot which involves excavation and grading of the building lot. General contractors are ensuring that this part of the process is done accordingly and effectively to assure the continuity and quality of the modular home being built. In the construction of modular homes, the cost of excavation and grading of lots vary considerably from one lot to another. The extent of excavation and grading will greatly depend on whether the lot has ledge, rocks, big boulders, hardpan, clay and other difficult soil condition. Extensive deposits of…
  • Clearing the Building Lot for Modular Homes

    admin
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    In the construction of modular homes, buying a vacant lot is an important and complex decision to make. There are plenty of reasons to buy a parcel of land. If you buy an existing modular home, it’s probably so you can live in it; but with land, you could plan the design or style of your own modular home. However a building lot also introduces a host of issues you don’t normally face when buying a house. One of them is buying a lot that requires shredding of trees and other plants before the construction commences. Some building lots for modular homes are densely…
  • Factors Affecting the Building Lot of a Modular Home

    admin
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    A building lot for a modular home may seem easy to find but you need to consider a number of things first. You will likely consider its location, purchase price, and condition. These factors provide a great impact to the stability, durability and quality of your home. Location of the Lot for Modular Home The choice of location for the building lot is likely to be determined by a variety of considerations. The type of neighborhood, tax rate, length of commute to work, and quality of the school system are likely to be important. Proximity to family and friends, the distance to shopping centers,…
  • Modular Homes and The Quest in Finding the Best Building Lot

    admin
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Shopping for the building lot for modular homes is always a fun quest especially for first time homeowners. Considering the many things such as the location, land cost, and its dimension adds to the tedious job. Nonetheless it will always be worthwhile once you pick an excellent piece of lot. Topography will be the first thing you need to consider when scouting for a building lot for modular homes. You may plan what the modular home’s appearance when facing the street, what part of the house kissed the east, and what landscape you want to place in your front yard. A first time home owner…
 
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  • Three Big Reasons to Use Tumlis REALizer

    Wendell Tumlis Inc
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:09 pm
    By this point in Tumils’ history, most of you have probably heard about us. After all, you are reading our blog. But the question may be arising now: Why should I use Tumlis’ REALizer for your business as a real estate… Read more › The post Three Big Reasons to Use Tumlis REALizer appeared first on Tumlis : Blog.
  • Top 5 Real Estate Tech from Inman Connect SF

    Wendell Tumlis Inc
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:13 pm
    What a difference a week makes. Coming back from Inman Connect in San Francisco has provided a lot of new insights and ideas at Tumlis.  ICYMI, we posted during the conference the top 5 things learned at Inman Connect and it… Read more › The post Top 5 Real Estate Tech from Inman Connect SF appeared first on Tumlis : Blog.
  • Top 5 Things Learned at Inman Connect 2014 So Far

    Wendell Tumlis Inc
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:55 am
    For some real estate agents, brokers, investors, and tech folks it’s day one of Inman Connect 2014 here in San Francisco (#icsf). Tumlis actually got here yesterday to attend the info-rich Agent Reboot (#Agentrb). It was fantastic. Very excited, generous,… Read more › The post Top 5 Things Learned at Inman Connect 2014 So Far appeared first on Tumlis : Blog.
  • Fed Likes Prices of Real Estate but Still Concerned About Jobs

    Wendell Tumlis Inc
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:42 am
    Fed Chairwoman, Janet Yellen, said today in her remarks to the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee that the recovery is not yet complete and prices of real estate, stocks and corporate bonds have risen but remain “generally in line with historical norms.”… Read more › The post Fed Likes Prices of Real Estate but Still Concerned About Jobs appeared first on Tumlis : Blog.
  • Inman News Covers Tumlis REALizer for Agents

    Wendell Tumlis Inc
    8 Jul 2014 | 11:25 am
    Inman news published a really nice, detailed article about Tumlis this morning: Tumlis launches ‘REALizer,’ a neighborhood-level home pricing tool for agents, focusing specifically on the launch of REALizer. In case you missed it here, the REALizer is our brand new tool that, as Paul… Read more › The post Inman News Covers Tumlis REALizer for Agents appeared first on Tumlis : Blog.