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  • 6 Relocation Tips to Make Moving a Little Easier

    Latest blog entries - Colorado Real Estate Agent Brandy Unruh
    24 Jun 2014 | 9:40 am
    Connect with someone who lives in the area you are looking to move.  There are countless social media groups out there that will put you in touch with people who came from where you live and moved to where you are going.  It may take a little digging but you are sure to find people to connect with.  This will help guide you as you make your transition. Research and interview reputable movers.  I always suggest getting at least 3 because the quotes can vary drastically from each other.  While you are getting quotes verify what the mover does (i.e. disassemble…
  • Cards of House (Tinder for Real Estate)

    GeekEstate Blog
    Drew Meyers
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:28 pm
    The Tinder user interface is drop dead simple. Swipe right if you like it. Swipe left if you don’t. And it’s being brought into pretty much every vertical. See Jobr, Poachable, Kwoller, and Catch as just a few examples. If there are any car enthusiasts reading, have a read through the “Buy My Wheels” concept (Tinder for Cars). Let’s put a few ideas together…. A simple interface to browse listings Most of you have seen DoorSteps Swipe (it won an innovator award). It’s essentially Tinder for Real Estate. That’s idea #1. Real Estate Lead Gen 2.0…
  • Retail Sales: June 2014

    Paper Economy
    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…
  • The Friendliest Place in the House

    WSJ.com: Real Estate
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:46 pm
    After decades in decline, the porch is making a comeback as an outdoor room for dining, lounging and connecting with neighbors. Just don't call it a deck.
  • Nine Reasons to Love Your Mortgage

    WSJ.com: Real Estate
    26 Jul 2014 | 5:17 pm
    It's a big debt, but there's an upside to it, writes Jonathan Clements.
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    WSJ.com: Real Estate

  • Sunset Park Is Hefty Bet for Investors

    27 Jul 2014 | 7:10 pm
    The city and private developers are investing hundreds of millions of dollars to create a thriving industrial area on the Sunset Park waterfront, a throwback to the days when workers streamed into factories that lined Brooklyn's shores.
  • A Realty Brotherhood Constructed in the Bronx

    27 Jul 2014 | 6:27 pm
    Mario and Billy Procida grew up in the construction business and as young men in the 1980s and early 1990s played a role in developing affordable housing in the Bronx and working-class neighborhoods in other boroughs.
  • Nine Reasons to Love Your Mortgage

    26 Jul 2014 | 5:17 pm
    It's a big debt, but there's an upside to it, writes Jonathan Clements.
  • The Friendliest Place in the House

    25 Jul 2014 | 12:46 pm
    After decades in decline, the porch is making a comeback as an outdoor room for dining, lounging and connecting with neighbors. Just don't call it a deck.
  • Home Buyers Bullish on Istanbul

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:55 am
    Luxury-home buyers are pouring into Istanbul from the Middle East and Europe, attracted by the city's rising yet comparatively affordable prices, and by Turkey's relative stability compared with neighbors.
 
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    Commercial Real Estate News

  • Hard money lenders flip over Washington real estate

    Mark Holan
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    South Carolina-based Lima One Capital hard money lender has entered the Greater Washington market as part of a 10-state expansion in the Eastern U.S. The company is hoping to profit from the region's robust housing market as real estate investors snap up properties, rehabilitate or expand the space, then resell or flip it to other investors or homeowners, often in less than a year. Hard money lenders offer short-term capital at higher rates than banks and other highly regulated lenders, typically…
  • Woody Harrelson visits his newly acquired Inn at the Black Olive, brings magician David Blaine

    Sarah Meehan
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Actor Woody Harrelson’s ownership of the Inn at the Black Olive is more behind-the-scenes than his usual roles, but on Sunday he enjoyed a first-hand look at the Fells Point property he bought six months ago. Wearing flip flops, khakis and a blue polo, Harrelson joined co-owner John “Jack” Dwyer and operator Dimitris Spiliadis at the Inn at the Black Olive for a charity dinner to benefit Great Kids Farm Sunday night. Tickets ran $175 apiece for the event, featuring a four-course meal and an…
  • Apartments proposed in Somers in response to Kenosha County job growth

    Sean Ryan
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    An apartment complex with 292 units is planned in Somers to meet the Kenosha County market’s growing demand thanks to a influx of new businesses around Interstate 94. Also this week, a bank-owned building on Miller Park Way could be converted into a medical office or retail by a Milwaukee developer. The Somers project is proposed by Bear Development, which has 1,000 apartments in the Kenosha County market. It would be built on 19 acres adjacent to the Walmart and Sam’s Club stores on Green…
  • Rawlings on I-345: Long-term thinking for a short highway

    Candace Carlisle
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    The study on the impact of tearing down Interstate 345 — funded by The Real Estate Council and conducted with the City of Dallas — won't simply be focused on the 1.4-mile stretch of roadway. It'll also examine other roadways corralling Dallas' central business district. And it's not something that will be churned out quickly, said Mayor Mike Rawlings, who spoke to the Dallas Business Journal. "When I met with several business leaders, including The Real Estate Council, the question in the room…
  • Daniels Real Estate's latest project: Restore St. Edward Seminary building

    Marc Stiles
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Daniels Real Estate hopes to preserve the former St. Edward Seminary, a historic building in St. Edward State Park in Kenmore, and provide space for Bastyr University in the project. On Friday, city of Kenmore officials said they support Daniels' efforts to rehab the building that is on the National Register of Historic Places. “Saving the historic seminary building in a way that promotes sustainability and environmental values while enhancing the local economy is a huge opportunity for the…
 
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    Paper Economy

  • New Home Sales: June 2014

    SoldAtTheTop
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:56 am
    Today, the U.S. Census Department released its monthly New Residential Home Sales Report for June showing a notable decline with sales declining 8.1% from May falling 11.5% below the level seen in June 2013 remaining near an historically low level with 406K SAAR units. The monthly supply increased to 5.8 months while the median selling price increased 5.27% and the average selling price increased 8.27% from the year ago level. The following chart show the extent of sales decline to date (click for full-larger version).
  • 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.
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    Residential Real Estate News

  • Hard money lenders flip over Washington real estate

    Mark Holan
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    South Carolina-based Lima One Capital hard money lender has entered the Greater Washington market as part of a 10-state expansion in the Eastern U.S. The company is hoping to profit from the region's robust housing market as real estate investors snap up properties, rehabilitate or expand the space, then resell or flip it to other investors or homeowners, often in less than a year. Hard money lenders offer short-term capital at higher rates than banks and other highly regulated lenders, typically…
  • Apartments proposed in Somers in response to Kenosha County job growth

    Sean Ryan
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    An apartment complex with 292 units is planned in Somers to meet the Kenosha County market’s growing demand thanks to a influx of new businesses around Interstate 94. Also this week, a bank-owned building on Miller Park Way could be converted into a medical office or retail by a Milwaukee developer. The Somers project is proposed by Bear Development, which has 1,000 apartments in the Kenosha County market. It would be built on 19 acres adjacent to the Walmart and Sam’s Club stores on Green…
  • Former Seattle Mayor Paul Schell dies: Friends John Oppenheimer, Norm Rice share thoughts

    Patti Payne
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Former Seattle Mayor Paul Schell died at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, July 27, at Swedish Hospital. He was 76 years old. Schell was mayor of Seattle from 1998 to 2002, and was in office during the infamous World Trade Organization riots of 1999. John Oppenheimer, CEO and founder of Columbia Hospitality, was among a small group that was at his side when he died. Oppenheimer was there most of the night and left at the hospital at 9 a.m. Sunday morning, he said. Schell had entered the hospital on Wednesday for…
  • Rawlings on I-345: Long-term thinking for a short highway

    Candace Carlisle
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    The study on the impact of tearing down Interstate 345 — funded by The Real Estate Council and conducted with the City of Dallas — won't simply be focused on the 1.4-mile stretch of roadway. It'll also examine other roadways corralling Dallas' central business district. And it's not something that will be churned out quickly, said Mayor Mike Rawlings, who spoke to the Dallas Business Journal. "When I met with several business leaders, including The Real Estate Council, the question in the room…
  • GUEST COLUMN: Children’s rights to basic education play out in NY

    Alisa Lukasiewicz
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    The dominoes are falling. Several months after a California court ruled that job protection for teachers violated children’s constitutional rights, actions challenging teacher tenure are being contemplated across the United States. In Vergara v. California, the court held that California’s tenure protections for teachers were both unconstitutional and contributed to a system that deprived minority and low-income students of an equal education. The issue has now traveled from the West Coast to…
 
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    WSJ.com: Commercial Real Estate

  • A Realty Brotherhood Constructed in the Bronx

    27 Jul 2014 | 8:06 pm
    Mario and Billy Procida grew up in the construction business and as young men in the 1980s and early 1990s played a role in developing affordable housing in the Bronx and working-class neighborhoods in other boroughs.
  • Sunset Park Is Hefty Bet for Investors

    27 Jul 2014 | 7:42 pm
    The city and private developers are investing hundreds of millions of dollars to create a thriving industrial area on the Sunset Park waterfront, a throwback to the days when workers streamed into factories that lined Brooklyn's shores.
  • Cashing In on New Jersey Club Life

    27 Jul 2014 | 7:10 pm
    The Rosen Group is selling the 93-year-old Wellmont Theater, where Charlie Chaplin once performed. Rosen has hired NGKF Capital Markets to market the Montclair property with an asking price of $6.7 million.
  • 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.
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  • Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:39 am
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution.
  • Death toll mounts as clashes intensify in Ukraine

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:33 am
    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — At least eight civilians have been killed by fighting and shelling in two Ukrainian cities held by separatist militants, officials in the rebellion-wracked east said Monday.
  • Flames from California wildfire claim 13 homes

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:21 am
    PLYMOUTH, California (AP) — Wildfires burning near Northern California vineyards and in the Yosemite National Park area were threatening hundreds of homes even as crews worked to contain them.
  • Chinese police remove church cross amid crackdown

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:14 am
    BEIJING (AP) — Hundreds of police took down a church's cross Monday in a city known as "China's Jerusalem" for its many houses of worship amid a crackdown on church buildings in a coastal region where thousands of people are embracing Christianity.
  • Kevin Bacon brings his 'Six Degrees' to Comic-Con

    28 Jul 2014 | 12:57 am
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Kevin Bacon's "Six Degrees" world got even bigger Sunday at Comic-Con.
 
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    Commercial Property Executive

  • Luxury Apartment Community Aura at the Rim Breaks Ground in San Antonio

    Anca
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:20 pm
    By Anca Gagiuc, Associate Editor Northwest of San Antonio, a new luxury apartment community has broken ground. Aura at the Rim is being built by Dallas-based developer Trinsic Residential Group LLC. The residential project stands four stories tall and encompasses 308 units; it is located within The Rim mixed-use development, near the intersection of Interstate 10 and North Loop 1604, providing proximity to shops, restaurants and entertainment, as well as surface parking and attached and detached garages. “Northwest San Antonio is an area that is enjoying an exciting surge in commercial…
  • Affordable Housing Projects in Honolulu, Mililani Mauka Receive $4M in Tax Credits

    Adriana
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:15 pm
    By Adriana Pop, Associate Editor The Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corp. (HHFDC) has awarded a total of $4 million in federal and state Low-Income Housing Tax Credits for the construction of two affordable apartment complexes in Honolulu and Mililani Mauka. Located at 1025 Waimanu St. in Honolulu’s Kakaako neighborhood, the 84-unit Ola Ka Ilima Artspace Lofts project has received $2.1 million, of which $1.4 million was granted as federal tax credits and $712,500 as state tax credits. Reserved for artists earning between 30 and 60 percent of the area median income, the new complex…
  • All Pro Freight Systems Expands in Lorain County with 118,000-SF Industrial Lease

    Adrian
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:38 pm
    By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor All Pro Freight Systems Inc. is expanding its presence in Lorain County. The Avon-based transportation and logistics company recently leased 118,000 square feet of space at the former Accutech/Cleveland Plastic Films facility in Elyria. The facility is located on 10 acres of land at 41740 Schadden Road. It was built between 1973 and 2002, and consists of two buildings with 60,000 and 57,500 square feet of space, respectively. They include office space, production capabilities and warehouse amenities. “We are securing space anticipating the increased volume…
  • TruAmerica Multifamily, Berkshire Group Pay $35M for Avenue 25 Apartments in Phoenix; Security Properties Buys Mesa M-F Asset

    Liviu Oltean
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:49 am
    By Liviu Oltean, Associate Editor In a $35.4 million deal, TruAmerica Multifamily and an affiliate of Berkshire Group have acquired Avenue 25 Apartments in Phoenix. Comprising 254 units in 19 buildings, Avenue 25 features one-, two- and three-bedroom layouts. Amenities include an electric car-charging station, recreation and fitness center, pool area, a dog park and a business center. The asset has high visibility along  Interstate 17 and is convenient to the U.S. 101-Interstate 17 interchange. Financing for the off-market transaction was provided by $24.78 million in pre-stabilization debt…
  • Historic Tulsa Club Building Up For Sale For $1.35 Million

    ioanan
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:13 am
    By Ioana Neamt, Associate Editor Only a year after the historic Tulsa Club building appeared to be on the verge of a second life, its future is once again uncertain. Current owner Josh Barrett, who acquired the 87-year-old building at a county auction in April 2013, has put the property up for sale, according to the Tulsa World. The asking price is $1.35 million. Designed by Bruce, Goff, the 92,000-square-foot building was developed jointly by the Tulsa Club, which occupied the six upper floors, and the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce, which took the lower five floors. According to the Tulsa…
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    Inman News

  • Househappy raises $2M, parts ways with marketing maven Ekaterina Walter

    Paul Hagey
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:12 pm
    After raising $1.5 million in November, Househappy, the photo-driven real estate portal that launched in March 2013, has raised more cash, GeekWire reports. The Portland, Oregon-based firm has raised $2 million of a $2.75 million funding round, GeekWire said, citing a ...
  • Canada’s highest court staying out of legal battle over Toronto VOW rules

    Inman News
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:58 pm
    The battle over restrictions imposed by the Toronto Real Estate Board on the display of sold and pending listings by “virtual office websites” continues, after Canada’s highest court declined to get involved this week. Canada’s Competition Bureau sued TREB in ...
  • Launching a real estate career: 8 things that will determine your success

    Teri Conrad
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Launching your career in real estate is no easy venture. My heart bleeds for new agents who have worked so hard to earn their license and complete all of their post-licensing sales training and now are ready to roll! But there's one little problem: Now what ...
  • Zillow’s Trulia move is ‘checkmate’

    Brad Inman
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:04 am
    Alex Perriello, the astute and affable CEO of Realogy Franchise Group, sent me an email two weeks ago, to set up an appointment to talk on Tuesday, July 15, at 1 p.m. I anticipated that the reason for the call ...
  • We’re on the edge of a terrific economic expansion, there’s just one thing holding us back

    Lou Barnes
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:52 am
    Long-term rates stabilized this week as events, puzzles, forces and conflicts scattered all over the world canceled each other. We focus on the yields of long-term debt (like bonds and mortgage-backed securities) because they are the result of real-time voting ...
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  • What We’re Reading: July 19-25

    Dave
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:27 am
    Court rules on material defect, Tillow or Zulia, and WebP by Flickr user Elliot Plack Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court ruled that murder suicides do not constitute a ‘material defect‘ that needs to be disclosed in real estate transactions. The ruling stems from a widely reported case where a home owner bought a property only later to find out about the previous owners’ deaths in a grisly murder-suicide. News came this week that Zillow is seeking to purchase its competitor, Trulia. HousingWire takes a look at what this merger would mean to the market. If you use your…
  • 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.
 
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    GeekEstate Blog

  • Cards of House (Tinder for Real Estate)

    Drew Meyers
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:28 pm
    The Tinder user interface is drop dead simple. Swipe right if you like it. Swipe left if you don’t. And it’s being brought into pretty much every vertical. See Jobr, Poachable, Kwoller, and Catch as just a few examples. If there are any car enthusiasts reading, have a read through the “Buy My Wheels” concept (Tinder for Cars). Let’s put a few ideas together…. A simple interface to browse listings Most of you have seen DoorSteps Swipe (it won an innovator award). It’s essentially Tinder for Real Estate. That’s idea #1. Real Estate Lead Gen 2.0…
  • Have a Tech Project in Need of a Developer?

    Drew Meyers
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:20 pm
    If you currently have a project you’re looking to execute on, and budget allocated for it… shoot me an email (drew at ohheyworld dot com). I can offer a good rate on a rails developer in need of a bit of contract work over the next 2-3 months. But the clock is ticking, and he’s not going to be available for long. The post Have a Tech Project in Need of a Developer? appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.
  • Meet the Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: Bill Burnett

    Drew Meyers
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:50 am
    In our latest real estate tech interview, I’m talking to Bill Burnett, founder of PointDrive. Without further adieu, here’s a bit more from his own mouth… What do you do? I’m founder and CEO of PointDrive, a sales presentation tool that helps real estate professionals, among others, present information to their prospects and clients in a smarter, more polished way that, in turn, delivers engagement insights and analytics. Why do You Do What you Do? Throughout my career as a sales professional and business owner, I consistently found myself looking for more efficient ways to…
  • 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…
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    Mortgage News Daily

  • MBS RECAP: Bond Markets Hold on to Recent Gains Ahead of Big Week

    Matthew Graham
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Posted To: MBS CommentaryNext week promises to be big. Even if the events don't 'agree' with each other enough to spark a major rally or sell-off, the potential is there. Due to last week's geopolitical headlines, bond markets arguably made it down to the lower end of the rate range a bit early to set up their chairs for next week's parade of data. That created a risk that they'd wander around a bit in the meantime and possibly even find new seats. In other words, yesterday's weakness ran the risk of starting a small correction ahead of what everyone knows will be…
  • Mortgage Rates Catch a Break Heading Into Important Week

    Matthew Graham
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:46 am
    Posted To: Mortgage Rate WatchMortgage rates were sideways to marginally lower today. Many lenders released new and improved rate sheets in the afternoon in order for the average to get better than yesterday, but even then, lenders are obviously cautious ahead of next week's big-ticket events. The most prevalently-quoted conforming 30yr fixed rate remained at 4.25% for flawless scenarios, though 4.125% is still a contender--especially among lenders who released rate sheet improvements. It's not uncommon for financial securities (like those that influence mortgage rates) to pull back and…
  • Strong Reaction on Wall Street to So-So Home Builder Results

    Jann Swanson
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Posted To: MND NewsWireIt was a bad day on Wall Street Thursday for housing stocks. In no particular order Census Bureau data was released showing that new home sales had declined by 8.1 percent in June compared to May and that May's numbers weren't nearly as shiny as was first thought. ( Read More: New Home Sales Decline from Downgraded May Numbers ) Then several of the big home builders released quarterly earnings that missed analysts expectations. An already jittery stock market did not take it well. The exchange traded fund that trucks home construction fell to a two month low , losing…
  • MBS MID-DAY: Bond Markets Still at Altar Despite Yesterday's Cold Feet

    Matthew Graham
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:56 am
    Posted To: MBS CommentaryFor more than a week, bond markets have flirted with a break into the best levels of the year. On several occasions 10yr yields have looked all but wed to the idea. Such a wedding would take place with a move through the 2.4's. While that's not something that was exceptionally possible until next week's big-ticket events, a crowd had gathered at the altar. In other words, most of the week's activity has taken place between 2.45 and 2.50. Yesterday's weakness caused some concern that bond markets might be getting cold feet as Treasuries rose to…
  • Big Changes at Ginnie; GSE Updates; Zillow Buying Trulia?

    Rob Chrisman
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:09 am
    Posted To: Pipeline Press"Rob, you have mentioned before that you are beginning to see some companies' volumes slowing down, and maybe even some lay-offs . Is that still happening?" Yes it is. Established lenders, even those adding production units, are looking at their historical purchase volumes and forecasting things for the 2 nd half of 2014. The longer rates stay here or go up, the more refinances will drop, and practically every lender sees a marked decline in purchase volumes during the autumn and winter. Companies are moving toward a variable cost structure, and yes, unfortunately…
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  • 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

  • AY's Mark Rose On His Quest to Create a Completely Different CRE Services Company

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:29 pm
    In the five years since beginning its international expansion, Toronto-based Avison Young has increased in size, scale and market share faster than many much older and more established commercial real estate services firms. The firm was founded in 1978 and remains a Canadian company. Avison Young closed out 2013 with the acquision of Dillon Corporate Services/Cresa Dallas in the Dallas/Fort Worth market and McShea & Co., Inc. in Gaithersburg,...
  • CoStar's People of Note (July 20 - 26)

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    It's time to update those contact managers with CoStar's People of Note, reporting news on significant new CRE hires and promotions. This week's issue includes the following markets: New York City, San Francisco, Sacramento, South Bay, Atlanta, Northern New Jersey, Phoenix, South Florida, San Diego, Denver, and Dallas / Ft. Worth. NEW YORK CITY Brookfield Promotes Schulman to President, COO of Office Operations By Justin Sumner
  • Tishman Pulls Trigger On New Alliance Center Office Tower in Buckhead

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:09 pm
    Tishman Speyer announced the long-awaited construction start date for its Three Alliance Center in Atlanta's Upper Buckhead submarket. The 30-story, 500,000-square-foot office tower is scheduled to break ground August 1 and reach completion in the fall of 2016. The new development will be the third and final office tower in the Alliance Center development and includes the 553,000-square-foot, 20-story One Alliance Center building at 3500 Lenox...
  • Spec Development Returning In Hottest U.S. Office Markets

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Cranes are once again dotting the skylines of select U.S. cities as office construction, fueled by rising rents and strengthening demand in the improved economy, finally awakens from a six-year slumber. Unlike the scattered build-to-suit projects that marked the early office recovery, lenders and investors are again rolling the dice on speculative ventures in a handful of large metros, including San Francisco, San Jose, Boston, Austin, New York...
  • AdCare Transitioning to a Health Care Facilities Holding Company

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:27 pm
    AdCare Health Systems Inc., an Atlanta-based provider of senior living and health care facility management, plans to transition a health care property holding and leasing company. Through a series of sale/leasebacks, the operations of the company’s currently owned and operated health care facilities, which are principally skilled nursing facilities, will be transitioned to third parties, and the properties AdCare leases will be sub-leased. As...
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    1000watt

  • Zillow, Trulia and you

    Marc Davison
    26 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive. - Lee Iacocca Every so often, the ground shakes beneath our industry. Online listings. Banks. “Discounters”. Now the latest tremor: the rumored Zillow acquisition of Trulia. This past week, Wall Street rallied. Analysts riddled the airwaves. Bloggers and social medialites pelted predictions. The wave of distraction so common in our industry reared up…again. I don’t know what’s coming next. But if this deal happens, I’ll watch and observe.
  • 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…
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    Zillow Blog

  • What Millennials and Boomers Need to Know About Condos

    Brendon DeSimone
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Whether you’re just starting out, upgrading or downsizing to your ultimate retirement pad, choosing a home is both a financial and a practical consideration. For millennials just starting out, saving up for the down payment and getting qualified for a loan can be financially stressful. For many baby boomers, the considerations are more practical than financial. Downsizing from a large home is appealing because the responsibilities that come with homeownership can be burdensome as we age. There is a great option worth considering by both millennials and boomers: condominium ownership. Owning…
  • Housing Experts: Don’t Paint All Millennials With the Same Broad Brush

    Cory Hopkins
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:52 am
    Jason Furman, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, delivers the keynote address at Zillow’s housing forum. Experts at Zillow’s fifth housing forum in Washington, D.C., warned against discounting the diversity of the millennial generation, shed light on issues that could impact future housing mobility and argued over the merits of urbanizing the suburbs. The forum, “The Big Picture: A Longer Term Perspective on Housing,” brought together top housing economists, researchers and policymakers from across the nation to debate the issues that will have the largest impact on…
  • Homes Near Good Schools in the Fastest-Growing Cities

    Emily Heffter
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:21 pm
    New U.S. Census Bureau data revealed cities in the South and West dominated the list of fastest-growing places. Since more parents are seeking jobs in those areas, Zillow teamed up with GreatSchools, the leading national source of school performance information for parents, to find homes near highly-ranked schools in those cities. We examined the 35 most populous cities and then ranked them by population change between 2010 and 2013. Considering many families are looking for spaces with enough room, we looked for homes with 3 and 4 bedrooms. Check out these homes for sale in the top 10…
  • Renee Zellweger Selling Connecticut Country Home

    Emily Heffter
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:37 am
    You had me at seven fireplaces (and a bread oven). Source: IMDb Actress Renee Zellweger’s Connecticut country home, on the market for $1.6 million, is hardly roughing it. The luxury farmhouse, built in 1770 and updated in 2004, is a stylish and luxurious country getaway. Set on 38 acres overlooking the Quinebaug River in rural Pomfret Center, the retreat at 96 Cotton Rd is 3,463 square feet with a top-of-the-line kitchen, a bread oven in the family room and a swimming pool. The updated home has old-fashioned charm with exposed beams and architectural details. There is also a…
  • 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: $11.38 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 Auerbach did something unique when Landry started designing her dream home in Pacific Palisades: She flew him to Spain, with her,…
 
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    The BiggerPockets Blog

  • 9 Blunders Every Wholesaler Must Avoid (Or Else!)

    Michael LaCava
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you’ll know that real estate investing is an incredibly popular field with immense opportunity for profit. Many people who are interested in real estate investing but don’t have immediate cash, or just want to get in fast – start their careers with real estate wholesaling. Many people believe that wholesaling is the best way to get your career kick-started before entering the flip and fix game, or before becoming a landlord. It is a great way to get started. The Huge Value of Wholesalers to House Flippers For full-time…
  • To be Successful You Have to Be Passionate About Your Goals!

    Mark Ferguson
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:57 am
    A couple of weeks ago I wrote about buying a Lamborghini and how real estate helped me accomplish that goal.  I had wanted a Lamborghini since I was a young child and it felt amazing actually sitting in my Lamborghini and driving it after I bought it. I know one reason I was able to buy that car was how much I wanted it and how much I thought about it.  I mentioned in my article that I had a screen shot of a Lamborghini Diablo on my iPhone.  Every time I looked at my phone I saw a blue Diablo and that made me think about what I needed to do to get that car. Why was the Lamborghini Such a…
  • “Out of Sight, Out of Mind”— Real Estate Investing from Afar

    Engelo Rumora
    26 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Ever since I started my real estate investing journey, I’ve come across numerous investors–myself being one of them, who decided to invest in properties that weren’t located in their “backyard”. I strongly believe that investors shouldn’t invest within close proximity of where they live, if better returns can be found elsewhere. It will just come down to the investors comfort level, the risk-to-reward ratio they are willing to accept and the established relationships on ground. Don’t Get Caught in the Minutia! After striking many conversations at real estate…
  • How to Write the Perfect Elevator Pitch in Under 10 Minutes!

    Brandon Turner
    26 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    (The following is an excerpt from the soon-to-be-released BiggerPockets book we keep talking about… it’s almost here!) THEM: “Hey Brandon… So what is it you actually do?” ME: “Well, I, uh… I invest in real estate… and… um… so… what about you, what do you do?” Ugh. It’s embarrassing just to type that, yet for years that was my answer to the dreaded, “what do you do?” question. I mean, how do I explain what it is I do, and open the door for people to invest with me, without sounding like I’m bragging…
  • 11 Influential BiggerPockets Members Share Their Secrets to Getting a ‘Yes’ From Sellers!

    Ben Grise
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    What I discovered in my first year of investing will shock and amaze some of you.  While for others,  the secrets I’m about to share with you aren’t exactly secrets to you anymore. Exactly one year ago I discovered BiggerPockets and set out on a journey to learn all I could about real estate investing, and more specifically how to find motivated sellers who needed my help in Indianapolis and get them to say ‘YES’! In the past year, my marketing efforts have produced a few diamonds in the rough, sellers that truly needed my help to sell fast, accepted my offer, and…
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    REITS & Finance Industry News - REITS & Finance Industry News Headlines | Bizjournals.com

  • Hard money lenders flip over Washington real estate

    Mark Holan
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    South Carolina-based Lima One Capital hard money lender has entered the Greater Washington market as part of a 10-state expansion in the Eastern U.S. The company is hoping to profit from the region's robust housing market as real estate investors snap up properties, rehabilitate or expand the space, then resell or flip it to other investors or homeowners, often in less than a year. Hard money lenders offer short-term capital at higher rates than banks and other highly regulated lenders, typically…
  • Woody Harrelson visits his newly acquired Inn at the Black Olive, brings magician David Blaine

    Sarah Meehan
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Actor Woody Harrelson’s ownership of the Inn at the Black Olive is more behind-the-scenes than his usual roles, but on Sunday he enjoyed a first-hand look at the Fells Point property he bought six months ago. Wearing flip flops, khakis and a blue polo, Harrelson joined co-owner John “Jack” Dwyer and operator Dimitris Spiliadis at the Inn at the Black Olive for a charity dinner to benefit Great Kids Farm Sunday night. Tickets ran $175 apiece for the event, featuring a four-course meal and an…
  • Apartments proposed in Somers in response to Kenosha County job growth

    Sean Ryan
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    An apartment complex with 292 units is planned in Somers to meet the Kenosha County market’s growing demand thanks to a influx of new businesses around Interstate 94. Also this week, a bank-owned building on Miller Park Way could be converted into a medical office or retail by a Milwaukee developer. The Somers project is proposed by Bear Development, which has 1,000 apartments in the Kenosha County market. It would be built on 19 acres adjacent to the Walmart and Sam’s Club stores on Green…
  • Rawlings on I-345: Long-term thinking for a short highway

    Candace Carlisle
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    The study on the impact of tearing down Interstate 345 — funded by The Real Estate Council and conducted with the City of Dallas — won't simply be focused on the 1.4-mile stretch of roadway. It'll also examine other roadways corralling Dallas' central business district. And it's not something that will be churned out quickly, said Mayor Mike Rawlings, who spoke to the Dallas Business Journal. "When I met with several business leaders, including The Real Estate Council, the question in the room…
  • Daniels Real Estate's latest project: Restore St. Edward Seminary building

    Marc Stiles
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Daniels Real Estate hopes to preserve the former St. Edward Seminary, a historic building in St. Edward State Park in Kenmore, and provide space for Bastyr University in the project. On Friday, city of Kenmore officials said they support Daniels' efforts to rehab the building that is on the National Register of Historic Places. “Saving the historic seminary building in a way that promotes sustainability and environmental values while enhancing the local economy is a huge opportunity for the…
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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

  • Restaurant turns crass Yelp review into charity fundraiser

    AG Staff
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:10 pm
    (Business Marketing) When a Yelp reviewer leaves a disgusting review, one brand responds with a good heart and a charitable act. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • Finding the perfect web design inspiration

    Jennifer Walpole
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:30 pm
    (Tech News) Crafted by love is a place to showcase beautiful web designs, as well as, search for inspiration for your next design. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • Everything I needed to know about business, I learned at the circus

    AG Staff
    26 Jul 2014 | 3:36 pm
    (Business News) Did you know that the circus offers some truly inspiring business lessons? That's what a former Ringling Brothers exec says - read on. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • 5 mathematical formulas that predict startup success

    AG Staff
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:42 pm
    (Business Entrepreneur) Being able to predict startup success with math sounds like garbage, but it's true - there are commonalities that all success stories have. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • Why entrepreneurs must understand the collaborative economy

    Jennifer Walpole
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:06 pm
    (Business Marketing) Mobile marketplaces can make competition tough, but learning to successfully navigate marketplaces can increase business and boost profit margins. 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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    Mortgage Rates & News from The Mortgage Reports

  • Mortgage Rate Forecast (FHA, VA, USDA & Conv.) Plus Weekly Calendar

    Dan Green
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:37 pm
    Mortgage rates are lower-than-expected. Analysis of this week's action including the FOMC meeting and jobs data. Live rates available.Click for the complete post : Mortgage Rate Forecast (FHA, VA, USDA & Conv.) Plus Weekly Calendar.
  • Minimum Credit Score For FHA Loans Drops 40 Points

    Dan Green
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:11 am
    Credit score requirements are dropping for the FHA mortgage. Analysis and effect on U.S. home buyers, plus today's live FHA mortgage rates. Click for the complete post : Minimum Credit Score For FHA Loans Drops 40 Points.
  • 6 Untrue Things People Say About FHA Mortgages & FHA Mortgage Rates

    Dan Green
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:03 pm
    FHA rates are often lower than comparable conventional loans, and approvals can be easier to get. Here's how to pre-apply and get approved for an FHA home loan.Click for the complete post : 6 Untrue Things People Say About FHA Mortgages & FHA Mortgage Rates.
  • New Home Supply In “Seller’s Market” Territory; Home Prices Rise

    Dan Green
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:44 am
    The lowest mortgage rates in 12 months have helped keep new construction home affordable. Builders control the market, but buyers can still get deals. Analysis and an instant rate quote.Click for the complete post : New Home Supply In “Seller’s Market” Territory; Home Prices Rise.
  • Mortgage Rates Today

    Joe Farr
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:03 am
    Current mortgage rates and mortgage market movement. Today's mortgage rates and mortgage news. Live rate quotes available. News and data provided by MBSQuoteline, a real-time mortgage market data service available to loan officers, real estate agents, and other finance professionals.Click for the complete post : Mortgage Rates Today.
 
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  • Launching a real estate career: 8 things that will determine your success

    Teri Conrad
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Launching your career in real estate is no easy venture. My heart bleeds for new agents who have worked so hard to earn their license and complete all of their post-licensing sales training and now are ready to roll! But there’s one little problem: Now what? The lucky few are able to join progressive brokerages or powerful teams with in-house mentorship, but far too many will struggle on their own unsure of where to turn or how to start. I reached out to my amazing network around North America for their BEST advice to new agents on how to launch their businesses powerfully and we got…
  • Appealing to millennial homebuyers often requires out-of-the-box thinking

    Guest Contributor
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Sarah Bytyqi is founder, owner and managing broker at Verbode Inc., a specialty boutique real estate agency serving the Oklahoma City metro area. She is also an active member of the Oklahoma Association of Realtors When you walk into our real estate office in Oklahoma City, you can tell there’s something different: an open design, modern aesthetic, 20-foot ceilings, and a state-of-the-art machine that makes just about every coffee beverage under the sun. But we don’t mind that it’s not your typical real estate office, because we’re not your typical brokerage, and we like it that…
  • Listen up, real estate newbies: 5 biggest mistakes I’ve made as an agent

    ActiveRain
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:52 am
    This post by Mel Peterson was originally published on ActiveRain. Mel is a real estate agent with Real Estate Cafe LLC, serving Southern and Central Oregon. You can contact Mel through her website here. Over the course of 15 years of selling real estate, I’ve made some mistakes. It’s easy to do when you don’t have a “how-to” manual or a mentor to guide you. I thought I’d share a few of my blunders … just in case there’s a newbie out there who could benefit. 1. Branding your email. The first brokerage I worked for was Windermere. I picked…
  • 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…
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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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  • Your Home Essentials Checklist

    Redfin Guest Blogger
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    By Wayfair.com Whether you’re furnishing your first studio apartment or upgrading to a big house in the suburbs, moving is the perfect opportunity to do an inventory of what you own and make a list of things you may be missing or need to replace. The home editors at Wayfair are here to help. Here are three to 10 home essentials for every room. As you’re packing, keep this list on hand and make notes so you’re ready to shop for the things you need. Kitchen As this is one of the most-used spaces in your home, it’s important to be prepped with proper cooking tools and…
  • UnReal Estate of the Week: Master Bedrooms

    Alanna Finn
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:15 pm
    If you haven’t seen the trailer for “50 Shades of Grey” yet, then it’s time to be enlightened. In honor of the incredibly successful book and soon-to-be incredibly successful movie, this week we’re featuring master bedrooms that are out of this world. While we haven’t come across any red rooms in listing photos, these bedrooms did surprise us. Read on to find out why. Walk Like an Egyptian, and Sleep Like One Too! Address: 2189 Sunset Plaza Dr City: Los Angeles, CA Price: $6,100,000 Listed by: Nathaniel Pitchon-Getzels, Berkshire Hathaway HomeService It was difficult to choose…
  • Mortgage Basics Q&A

    Redfin Guest Blogger
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    By TJ Freeborn, Discover Home Loans Buying a home will likely be one of the largest financial decisions you make. You may have done your research and read everything carefully but still have unanswered questions about the process. I know I did! I get asked a lot of questions from both new and previous buyers who sometimes feel unsure about the process. To help you navigate with confidence, I’ve compiled a list of common questions about mortgage basics, along with the answers: Q: How long does the mortgage loan process take? A: Processing a mortgage loan typically takes between 30 and 45…
  • 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…
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  • Victoria Real Estate Board (VREB) Market Update: June 2014

    Danica Lopez De Leon
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:10 am
    Our previous infographics for Vancouver and  Calgary were on such a high demand that we had to comply with the requests to make one for the Victoria Real Estate Board. The market update for June 2014 from the Victoria Real Estate Board is here and we’ve made an infographic to help you understand the statistics… Enjoy!
  • 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…
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  • Retail Still Outperforming Wholesale in Reverse Mortgage Volume

    Emily Study
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:09 pm
    Reverse mortgage retail volume continues to outperform the wholesale/broker industry, showing a 12.2% increase in May for the retail side, while wholesale/broker volume saw just a 2% rise, the latest Reverse Market Insight (RMI) report shows.  Total home equity conversion mortgage (HECM) endorsement growth increased 7.8% in May.  Previously, retail showed a 0.2% gain in April, but the meager increase far outpaced wholesale’s 19.9% decrease in volume.  This outperformance has been fairly consistent throughout the past several years, says RMI President John K. Lunde. “Retail has done…
  • Reverse Mortgages Have Chance to Shine When Social Security Fund Depletes

    Emily Study
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Retirement income strategies vary: Some favor taking out reverse mortgages, while others prefer using investments or savings plans. Still, research shows that the main source of retirement income for the 65-plus population is Social Security payments.  But by 2030 — the year all baby boomers will have passed age 65 — seniors may be forced to look elsewhere for retirement funding, as some suggest the Social Security trust fund will be nearly depleted.  Aside from Social Security, other primary sources of retirement funding include income from working, pensions, and savings and…
  • HUD Reminds Lenders of Reverse Mortgage Changes Coming Aug. 4

    Cassandra Dowell
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Changes to the principal limit factors (PLFs) for reverse mortgages and policies regarding non-borrowing spouse scenarios go into effect Aug. 4, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is reminding lenders. In April, the Department of Housing and Urban Development informed lenders via mortgagee letter that it was introducing measures for new loans to protect non-borrowing spouses of reverse mortgage borrowers—namely allowing them to remain in the home indefinitely under certain terms and conditions and if they uphold the original terms of the loan.  Following the announcement, in…
  • Friday Round-Up: CFPB Wants More Reverse Mortgage Info, Columnists Talk HECM Changes

    Elizabeth Ecker
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:03 am
    In case you missed it… here’s what happened in reverse mortgage news this week.  Non-Borrowing Spouse Update Brings New Challenges to Reverse Mortgages—The Mortgage Professor, a.k.a. Jack Guttentag, writes about concerns around the new reverse mortgage non-borrowing spouse rules scheduled to take effect in August.  Column: Reverse Mortgage a Good Option if Borrower Isn’t ‘Dead Broke’—Syndicated columnist Scott Burns writes on the reverse mortgage’s difficult past when it comes to consumer acceptance, and why recent program changes are making it a more appealing option than…
  • CFPB Proposes Disclosure Changes, Wants More Info on Reverse Mortgages

    Elizabeth Ecker
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:08 pm
    In an effort it says will improve the information reporting process across the residential mortgage market, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today announced it is proposing changes to the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act—the rule that governs all mortgage disclosures that are mandated during home loan transactions. While lenders have long been collecting consumer information and reporting it under HMDA, the proposed changes are targeted at simplifying the process for financial institutions and gaining more insight into consumers’ access to mortgage credit. And they are specifically…
 
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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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  • Upcoming Bi-Partisan Policy Center Housing Summit shows that housing truly is “The Color Purple”

    Ballard Spahr LLP
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Did you catch the news clips of the House and Senate leadership holding hands and singing during the “Kumbaya” moment at the recent ceremony commemorating the anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964? (Check it out on YouTube if you have not seen...By: Ballard Spahr LLP
  • Standing To Foreclose– Revisited

    Rogers Towers - Florida Banking Law
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:03 pm
    There have been several articles posted on this blog on the subject of standing – the legal right to enforce a promissory note and/or mortgage. This continues to be a popular issue for defense counsel to raise and, as a result, relevant and current...By: Rogers Towers - Florida Banking Law
  • FHFA OIG Assesses Risks From Smaller Lenders And Nonbank Mortgage Companies

    BuckleySandler LLP
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:10 pm
    On July 17, the FHFA Office of Inspector General (OIG) published a report on risks to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) related to purchasing mortgages from smaller lenders and nonbank mortgage companies....By: BuckleySandler LLP
  • CFPB Proposes Amendments to Home Mortgage Disclosure Act

    Stinson Leonard Street - Dodd-Frank and the
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:14 am
    The CFPB has proposed a rule to improve information reported about the residential mortgage market. According to the CFPB, the rule would shed more light on consumers’ access to mortgage credit by updating the reporting requirements of the Home...By: Stinson Leonard Street - Dodd-Frank and the
  • C.D. Cal. Dismisses False Claims Act Qui Tam Suit Against Group of Lenders

    BuckleySandler LLP
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:03 am
    On July 15, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California dismissed a relator real estate agent’s suit against a group of lenders the relator alleged submitted claims for FHA insurance benefits to HUD based on false certifications of...By: BuckleySandler LLP
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  • What are the Advantages of a VA Mortgage?

    Mike Goblet
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:18 am
    Being a veteran provides a lot of benefits that the government supports. One of the real advantages that has been around for many, many decades has been the VA mortgage loan.  The VA loan is one of the best programs out there.  The pricing is significantly better with a VA loan than that of a comparable conventional because the VA loan is a government-backed loan, There are a wide variety of terms available too, including a 30 year fixed, a 15 year fixed, even ARMs and even jumbos can be done under VA. Also, t’s not limited to a certain dollar factor. Whether it’s a home…
  • 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.
 
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  • Team makes a head-scratching mistake

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:25 am
    Team makes a head-scratching mistakeAPThe Colorado Rockies' embarrassing error went viral after fans posted the gaffe on social media.'Piece of epic fail history'More to seeSouth Korea's robot sports fans Cat makes silent leash protest
  • Disturbing dark side of popular convention

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:25 am
    Disturbing dark side of popular conventionAPAmid the fantasy of this weekend's Comic-Con in San Diego, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue.What event official called 'a concern'Did you see these stories?NY Times takes stance on potDC handgun ban struck down
  • Lightning strikes 13 on famed Calif. beach

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:25 am
    Lightning strikes 13 on famed Calif. beachAPFourteen people were struck by lightning in rare summer storms in Southern California, including 13 at Venice Beach in L.A.Two critically injuredAlso in the headlinesTentative deal reached on VA reformHow Apple may be spying on you
  • Clippers star threatens to take drastic action

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:25 am
    Clippers star threatens to take drastic actionAPThe situation involving Donald Sterling could become even messier, considering what All-Star guard Chris Paul recently admitted. Sterling issue is 'unacceptable'More sports coverage Mets targeting Tulo, Gonzalez?A conversation with Vin Scully
  • 'Big Hurt' breaks down during Hall of Fame speech

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:25 am
    'Big Hurt' breaks down during Hall of Fame speechAPOne of six new inductees into the famed museum in Cooperstown, N.Y., Frank Thomas choked back tears while addressing his late dad.Trio of Braves legends also enshrinedMore coverageJoe Torre's 'terrible' mistakeBaseball players have all the fun
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  • Team makes a head-scratching mistake

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:25 am
    Team makes a head-scratching mistakeAPThe Colorado Rockies' embarrassing error went viral after fans posted the gaffe on social media.'Piece of epic fail history'More to seeSouth Korea's robot sports fans Cat makes silent leash protest
  • Disturbing dark side of popular convention

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:25 am
    Disturbing dark side of popular conventionAPAmid the fantasy of this weekend's Comic-Con in San Diego, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue.What event official called 'a concern'Did you see these stories?NY Times takes stance on potDC handgun ban struck down
  • Lightning strikes 13 on famed Calif. beach

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:25 am
    Lightning strikes 13 on famed Calif. beachAPFourteen people were struck by lightning in rare summer storms in Southern California, including 13 at Venice Beach in L.A.Two critically injuredAlso in the headlinesTentative deal reached on VA reformHow Apple may be spying on you
  • Clippers star threatens to take drastic action

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:25 am
    Clippers star threatens to take drastic actionAPThe situation involving Donald Sterling could become even messier, considering what All-Star guard Chris Paul recently admitted. Sterling issue is 'unacceptable'More sports coverage Mets targeting Tulo, Gonzalez?A conversation with Vin Scully
  • 'Big Hurt' breaks down during Hall of Fame speech

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:25 am
    'Big Hurt' breaks down during Hall of Fame speechAPOne of six new inductees into the famed museum in Cooperstown, N.Y., Frank Thomas choked back tears while addressing his late dad.Trio of Braves legends also enshrinedMore coverageJoe Torre's 'terrible' mistakeBaseball players have all the fun
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  • Team makes a head-scratching mistake

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:25 am
    Team makes a head-scratching mistakeAPThe Colorado Rockies' embarrassing error went viral after fans posted the gaffe on social media.'Piece of epic fail history'More to seeSouth Korea's robot sports fans Cat makes silent leash protest
  • Disturbing dark side of popular convention

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:25 am
    Disturbing dark side of popular conventionAPAmid the fantasy of this weekend's Comic-Con in San Diego, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue.What event official called 'a concern'Did you see these stories?NY Times takes stance on potDC handgun ban struck down
  • Lightning strikes 13 on famed Calif. beach

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:25 am
    Lightning strikes 13 on famed Calif. beachAPFourteen people were struck by lightning in rare summer storms in Southern California, including 13 at Venice Beach in L.A.Two critically injuredAlso in the headlinesTentative deal reached on VA reformHow Apple may be spying on you
  • Clippers star threatens to take drastic action

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:25 am
    Clippers star threatens to take drastic actionAPThe situation involving Donald Sterling could become even messier, considering what All-Star guard Chris Paul recently admitted. Sterling issue is 'unacceptable'More sports coverage Mets targeting Tulo, Gonzalez?A conversation with Vin Scully
  • 'Big Hurt' breaks down during Hall of Fame speech

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:25 am
    'Big Hurt' breaks down during Hall of Fame speechAPOne of six new inductees into the famed museum in Cooperstown, N.Y., Frank Thomas choked back tears while addressing his late dad.Trio of Braves legends also enshrinedMore coverageJoe Torre's 'terrible' mistakeBaseball players have all the fun
 
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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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    Apartment Ratings

  • Top 5 Common Design Mistakes

    Jacy Meyer
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Isn’t design all about personality and preference? How could anyone make a mistake with what they like? There are many ways your design scheme can go wrong, leading to uncomfortable, non-workable rooms. Check out these 5 common design mistakes. If you have made them (or had planned to!), we’ve also included a few alternate suggestions. Going All White Avoiding color is a definite no-no. Many people do, thinking they can’t go wrong with a neutral look. In some ways, that is true. But it’s also dull. You want an apartment that reflects you; and we doubt you are all vanilla! Buy (or…
  • Eco-Friendly Decorating

    18 Jun 2014 | 5:55 pm
    What hasn’t gone green these days? Concerns for the environment abound in all areas of work, life and leisure and home decorating is no exception. And luckily for those decorating on a budget, it’s easy to love Mother Earth without breaking the bank. Recycle Thrift stores and yard sales are some of a frugal designer’s best ‘shops.’ Not only can you find some decent furniture, you can also find quirky decorating pieces that add a flair of originality to your place. Let you mind run wild…a storage chest can become a coffee or end of the bed table; wooden boxes can be made into…
  • My Beautiful Boudoir

    Jacy Meyer
    28 May 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Bedrooms are funny rooms. Some people put a lot of emphasis into creating a quiet peaceful space in which to retire each evening. Others toss in a bed and call the room complete. If you fall into the former category we have some suggestions on how to decorate your bedroom to design a room full of sweet dreams. No matter your decorating style in the rest of the apartment, you can go wild in the bedroom. This is your own personal space, one not many visitors to your home will see. Infuse it with yourself, and even feel free to experiment a bit. But not too much, as you don’t want to forget…
  • An Interior Design Primer

    Jacy Meyer
    13 May 2014 | 6:05 pm
    You don’t need to be a professional to set up your apartment in a pleasing and comfortable way. But there is a bit more to design than just unpacking your boxes and getting a couch. Follow these basic interior design tips to create a space that says you. Work with it, not against it Your apartment may not be the dream digs you imagined you’d be living in, but don’t fight the place, work with it. Strategically hide parts you don’t like with screens, curtains or art, while playing up things you do – big windows or an open floor plan. Don’t underestimate the effect a few bright new…
  • Integrating Decor With a New Roommate?

    Oh My Apartment
    29 Apr 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Moving in with someone new poses many challenges, beyond just making sure it’s the right personality fit. A home is the most personal of spaces and when getting a new roommate, you are inviting someone into the deepest part of your life. Especially if that someone new is not someone you knew before. One of the largest tension points of having a new roommate is finding a way to essentially merge your life with theirs, in terms of your décor. If your styles are completely opposite (think modern meets country) or if you both have a ton of furniture (two couches) then finding the best way to…
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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

  • Househappy raises $2M, parts ways with marketing maven Ekaterina Walter

    Paul Hagey
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:12 pm
    After raising $1.5 million in November, Househappy, the photo-driven real estate portal that launched in March 2013, has raised more cash, GeekWire reports. The Portland, Oregon-based firm has raised $2 million of a $2.75 million funding round, GeekWire said, citing a ...
  • Canada’s highest court staying out of legal battle over Toronto VOW rules

    Inman News
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:58 pm
    The battle over restrictions imposed by the Toronto Real Estate Board on the display of sold and pending listings by “virtual office websites” continues, after Canada’s highest court declined to get involved this week. Canada’s Competition Bureau sued TREB in ...
  • Launching a real estate career: 8 things that will determine your success

    Teri Conrad
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Launching your career in real estate is no easy venture. My heart bleeds for new agents who have worked so hard to earn their license and complete all of their post-licensing sales training and now are ready to roll! But there's one little problem: Now what ...
  • Zillow’s Trulia move is ‘checkmate’

    Brad Inman
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:04 am
    Alex Perriello, the astute and affable CEO of Realogy Franchise Group, sent me an email two weeks ago, to set up an appointment to talk on Tuesday, July 15, at 1 p.m. I anticipated that the reason for the call ...
  • We’re on the edge of a terrific economic expansion, there’s just one thing holding us back

    Lou Barnes
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:52 am
    Long-term rates stabilized this week as events, puzzles, forces and conflicts scattered all over the world canceled each other. We focus on the yields of long-term debt (like bonds and mortgage-backed securities) because they are the result of real-time voting ...
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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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    NYT > Housing

  • On the Market in the Region

    26 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This week’s properties include a five-bedroom house in Irvington, N.Y., and a six bedroom house in Roslyn Harbor, N.Y.
  • On the Upper West Side, a House Divided by Income

    26 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A development received approval from the city for separate entrances — one for wealthy residents and one for those earning far less who would occupy the project’s affordable units.
  • Manhattan’s Secret Pools and Gardens

    26 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    High above the sweltering masses lie rooftops replete with hidden luxuries. Try not to be too jealous.
  • On the Market in New York City

    26 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This week’s properties include co-ops on the Upper West Side and in the East Village, and a condo in the Columbia Waterfront District.
  • The Wisdom of the Moving Man

    26 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Unlike my boyfriend, Derek promised he would treat me, and my stuff, with respect.
 
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    HUD Press Releases

  • HUD, New Hampshire Landlords Settle Allegations of Discrimination Against Domestic Violence Victim

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:07 am
    WASHINGTON- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today agreements with the owners and managers of two Berlin, New Hampshire properties, settling allegations that they engaged in housing discrimination when they refused to rent to a woman who was a victim of domestic violence.
  • Fact Sheet: National Disaster Resilience Competition

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:07 am
    The Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 (PL 113-2) included Community Development Block Grant funds for disaster recovery (CDBG-DR) from major disasters declared under the Stafford Act (42 U.S.C. 4121 et seq.) in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Eligible applicants for HUD's National Disaster Resilience Competition will be the states with qualifying disasters and those units of general local government who received CDBG-DR funding under PL 113-2 for disasters occurring in 2011-2013. There will be a total of 67 potential applicants for the National Disaster Resilience Competition. All successful…
  • HUD Provides Additional $31 Million to Help Illinois Recover from Severe 2013 Storms

    15 Jul 2014 | 5:07 am
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced the allocation of more than $31 million to the City of Chicago, Cook County, and DuPage County to help these communities recover from devastating storms, strong winds and flooding. These grants are provided through HUD's Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program to support long-term disaster recovery efforts in areas with the greatest extent of 'unmet need.'
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    Real Estate Broker Market News- IQ Real Estate

  • Free Real Estate Marketing

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:49 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.
  • Nexus Real Estate Corp. awards top performing broker and seller

    27 Jul 2014 | 5:49 am
    NEXUS Real Estate Corp., one of the emerging players in the local real estate industry, has once again acknowledged its business partners and agents last July 19 with an awarding of vehicle incentives to their top broker...
  • LATEST NEWS

    25 Jul 2014 | 5:49 am
    New York City real estate broker Bill Duke and Madonna Badger after getting married in New York on Wednesday. Photo: Contributed Photo/Facebook, Contributed Photo
  • Daniel Matusiak Joins the Exclusive Haute Living Real Estate Network

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:49 am
    Daniel Matusiak, a prominent real estate broker in the Bird Key and Casey Key, FL market, has joined the prestigious Haute Living Real Estate Network. (PRWeb July 24, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/07/prweb12034393.htm
  • Daniel Matusiak Joins the Exclusive Haute Living Real Estate Network

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:49 am
    Daniel Matusiak, a prominent real estate broker in the Bird Key and Casey Key, FL market, has joined the prestigious Haute Living Real Estate Network. (PRWeb July 24, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/07/prweb12034393.htm
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  • Free Real Estate Marketing

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:49 am
    Get quality referrals and leads. Post Flash Property Listings (up to 10 photos per listing, no limits). Upgrade to Photo / Premium Agent Listing for free. If you are a 4-Star Agent or Broker, you should check IQRealEstate.com out. Over 900,000 agents listed. We are by far the Fastest Growing Directory online. Over 300,000 pages indexed in search engines. Be IQ Smart.
  • Rich French Fleeing Hollande Taxes Find Haven in Portugal

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:49 am
    Lisbon real estate agent Paulo Silva says Portugal's property market has a Frenchman to thank. "The French president's taxes are prompting many to flee their country," Silva, who heads real estate agency Aguirre Newman, said in an interview. "Many of these wealthy French are coming to Portugal to take advantage of a series of tax benefits that are better than in other countries." An increase of ...
  • Rich French fleeing taxes find sanctuary in Portugal

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:49 am
    Lisbon real estate agent Paulo Silva says Portugal's property market has a Frenchman to thank. Francois Hollande, that is."The French president's taxes are prompting many to flee their country," Silva, who heads real estate agency...
  • Ann Halterman of Reece & Nichols Realtors, Kearney Honored With the 2014 Five Star Real Estate Agent Award

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:49 am
    Ann Halterman named one of Kansas City's outstanding real estate agents with fewer than 7% awarded. (PRWeb July 24, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/07/prweb12043151.htm
  • Carol Fox of John R. Wood Properties Honored With the 2014 Five Star Real Estate Agent Award

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:49 am
    Carol Fox named one of Southwest Florida's outstanding real estate agents with fewer than 7% awarded. (PRWeb July 24, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/07/prweb12041489.htm
 
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    Business Insider

  • The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

    Dina Spector
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:53 am
    Welcome back from the weekend! Here's what people will be taking about on Monday.  1. Israel maintains that its forces were not responsible for 16 Palestinians who were killed last Thursday when a United Nations school in Gaza came under fire. An Israeli military spokesman "acknowledged that an errant mortar round fired by Israeli troops had exploded in the school’s courtyard that afternoon," The New York Times reports, "but said the yard had been empty at the time." 2. Cease-fire talks have stalled as fighting between Israel and Hamas enters its fourth week. A poll by an…
  • Scarlett Johansson's Superhero Movie 'Lucy' Had A Killer Weekend At The Box Office

    Kirsten Acuna
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:38 pm
    Scarlett Johansson commanded the box office this weekend with $44 million easily taking out Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's "Hercules." The movie about a woman who gets injected with a drug that allows her to unlock 100% of her brain cost Universal Pictures about $40 million to make. Meanwhile, The Rock's latest goliath, "Hercules," cost Paramount a whopping $100 million to make. The film managed to bring in $29 million — much better than the other "Hercules" bomb from earlier this year which made $8.9 million opening weekend. Despite the number seeming slightly low for the price…
  • Jennifer Lawrence Prepares For Battle In The First 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Teaser Trailer

    Kirsten Acuna
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Fans don't have to wait any longer. The girl on fire is back.  Lionsgate has debuted the first teaser trailer for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Part I" online and it's exactly what fans have been waiting for. The trailer first premiered Friday for San Diego Comic-Con attendees and was released exclusively on the film's Facebook page. You won't get to see Jennifer Lawrence right away on screen. The teaser opens with the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.  "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I" is in theaters November 21. SEE ALSO: How fans had to watch the trailer at San Diego…
  • Photos Of The Best Cosplay From San Diego Comic-Con 2014

    Kirsten Acuna
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:25 pm
    While there are a lot of movie and TV announcements at San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC), one of the best parts of the four-day event is seeing the cosplay (short for costume play) people dress up in. Head straight to the costumes > Dressing up for SDCC has become a tradition that people take very seriously. While some dress up in traditional store bought costumes others go out of their way to spend hundreds of dollars creating their own unique looks. More recently, celebrities have found it's an easy way (sometimes) to get around the Con undetected while still being able to mingle with…
  • One Dead, Seven Hospitalized In Freak LA Lightning Strike

    Rob Wile and Reuters
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:15 pm
    A 20-year-old man has died and seven others were hospitalized when lightning struck Venice Beach in Los Angeles on Sunday, KTLA reports. All eight patients were hospitalized after the lightning hit near Ocean Front Walk, which faces the Pacific Ocean, around 2:15 p.m., according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Katherine Main. One victim was in grave condition and another was critical, she said. The other victims, including a 15-year-old, were in fair condition. Emergency officials said earlier that as many as nine people might have been…
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    Inman News

  • Househappy raises $2M, parts ways with marketing maven Ekaterina Walter

    Paul Hagey
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:12 pm
    After raising $1.5 million in November, Househappy, the photo-driven real estate portal that launched in March 2013, has raised more cash, GeekWire reports. The Portland, Oregon-based firm has raised $2 million of a $2.75 million funding round, GeekWire said, citing a ...
  • Canada’s highest court staying out of legal battle over Toronto VOW rules

    Inman News
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:58 pm
    The battle over restrictions imposed by the Toronto Real Estate Board on the display of sold and pending listings by “virtual office websites” continues, after Canada’s highest court declined to get involved this week. Canada’s Competition Bureau sued TREB in ...
  • Launching a real estate career: 8 things that will determine your success

    Teri Conrad
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Launching your career in real estate is no easy venture. My heart bleeds for new agents who have worked so hard to earn their license and complete all of their post-licensing sales training and now are ready to roll! But there's one little problem: Now what ...
  • Zillow’s Trulia move is ‘checkmate’

    Brad Inman
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:04 am
    Alex Perriello, the astute and affable CEO of Realogy Franchise Group, sent me an email two weeks ago, to set up an appointment to talk on Tuesday, July 15, at 1 p.m. I anticipated that the reason for the call ...
  • We’re on the edge of a terrific economic expansion, there’s just one thing holding us back

    Lou Barnes
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:52 am
    Long-term rates stabilized this week as events, puzzles, forces and conflicts scattered all over the world canceled each other. We focus on the yields of long-term debt (like bonds and mortgage-backed securities) because they are the result of real-time voting ...
 
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    House Price Crash News Blog

  • Dailymail: Confidence in market plung

    taffee
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:36 pm
    This bubble is starting to burst even before rates rise..this bubble especially in London is so big I can see 60-70% falls being headline news for many years
  • Wall St Journal: U.K. Recovery Flattered by Population Growth

    enuii
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:06 am
    After the IMF raised its U.K. growth forecasts to 3.2% on friday output per capita is still some way below 2008 levels, the U.K.’s performance by this metric does not compare well with most other developed economies. The UK has seen strong population growth adding another 2.7 million people to the books from 2008 to 2014. During this period U.K. GDP per capita measured in purchasing power standards adjusted for differences in price levels fell from 114% of the EU average to 106%, a decline of eight percentage points. For the crisis-stricken euro zone, the decline was from 109% to…
  • Telegraph: Buy-to-let: creating bedsits for 20pc returns is just a response to the market

    stillthinking
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    This is the baseline model for London. You can get 600 a month HB on a per room basis. Even a two bedroom house switches to three single occupancy (or double) rooms. That flat, you could fit a family in there, two kids sharing a room, but they wouldn't be able to match the rental costs. Truly this is a scandal because the government is maintaining a price level that they themselves arbitrarily decided, while at the same time switching provision from health care and education to keep the money flowing.
  • PropertyIndustryEye: This is more than seasonal, says Hometrack, as housing market growth slows

    khards
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:41 am
    The pace of house price growth has slowed to the weakest in 18 months – and the London market is cooling “rapidly” and “dramatically”. Reporting this morning, Hometrack said that weakening demand and a slowing in property price inflation are “more than just a seasonal slowdown”. n London, Hometrack says that 11% of areas are now registering price falls, while only 12% of London postcodes registered price gains in July. The proportion of the asking price being achieved is also starting to decline nationally,…
  • Bullionvault: Gold Prices "Range Bound", Dip Below "Psychologically Important" $1300 as Consensus Forecasts Fresh Falls

    libertas
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:17 pm
    Looks like gold has been sidelining for too long with too much deflationary news. A drop to between $1000 and $800 will signal that interest rates are going to drop to negative rather than positive, with new technology and labour mobility causing the cost of living and doing business to plummet. Did I hear 3D printing anybody? Could Carney be speaking about rate rises because he wants to distract folks from the ongoing meltdown in rates, with Germany flirting with negative rates? Indeed, the German 6month note went negative on the 13th July for the first time since last April:…
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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

  • Second Quarter 2014 Economic Update: Unemployment dropped even as the labor market remained subdued

    25 Jul 2014 | 12:12 pm
    After Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was sworn in to replace the outgoing Ben Bernanke earlier this year, she made it clear that she was going to rely on a larger variety of economic indicators besides the unemployment rate, which has steadily declined to just over six percent.  Under Bernanke’s watch, once the unemployment rate fell below 6.5 percent and annual inflation was kept at or under 2.5 percent, the Fed would hike its federal funds rates, which in turn would result in higher borrowing costs for businesses and higher mortgage rates down the road. Yellen, however, monitors…
  • BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 7/25/14

    25 Jul 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 7/25/14 on the Web. In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:New single-family home sales declined in JuneMortgage loan applications rise 2.4 percent in latest survey as rates remained unchangedInitial unemployment claims plummet to post-recession low of 284,000Want 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 7/24/14

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:17 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 7/24/14 on the Web. In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:FHFA House Price Index up 0.4 percent in May and 5.5 percent over previous yearCPI rose 0.3 percent in June, up 2.1 percent over previous 12 monthsWant 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 7/22/14

    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:Existing home sales hit fastest pace since October 2013 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…
 
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    NHC Open House Blog

  • Fair housing and the data paradox

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:49 am
    by Patrick Reed, National Housing ConferenceIn a push for crowd-sourced innovation and better transparency, federal agencies are opening up their data vaults to the public, substantially increasing the accessibility of this information. State agencies and local governments are increasingly following suit. In general, most would agree that improved data accessibility is a good thing; however, increased availability is not without its challenges, particularly for low-income households and their advocates. Consider the propositions of the following paradox: A. Open access to data improves…
  • 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…
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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

  • Marketing real estate a century ago – a history lesson

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

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

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

  • Street vendors battle for prime real estate

    ChrisC
    27 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    A food vendor outside the Met  Street food vendors are gearing up for a massive fight over prime real estate outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vendors consider the area to be one of the most profitable spots in New York City, but recent construction on the plaza has created limited space, and cart owners are having an all out food fight over the coveted space, according to CBS 2. Some are even camping out on the sight. “These are vagrants. When they come out here and camp out, 15 men sleeping in a huddle, that’s vagrancy,” street vendor, Dan Rossi said Other street vendors…
  • Airbnb mayhem on Montauk

    ChrisC
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The beach in Montauk  Yet another Airbnb horror story is playing out on Montauk, where renters  terrorized neighbors with massive parties and outdoor sex. When John Templeman, a lawyer, rented out his four-bedroom home on South Federal Street on Airbnb for $1,600 a night while he was out of the country he had no idea what was in store. Templeman rented out his home to an entrepreneur and his brother, and two Wall Street guys, who in turn threw loud parties, infuriating locals, according to the New York Post. One neighbor, Theresa Eurell, was livid that she started a Facebook page called…
  • Will reality TV spur home flippers back into the market?

    ChrisC
    27 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    A banner for HGTV’s ‘Flip or Flop’  Home flippers mostly went extinct nationwide after the housing crisis. But despite a harsh lending market, they may be on their way back, via television. Getting a loan to buy a house in need of some TLC that can be fixed up, and sold for a profit has become extremely difficult since the housing crisis. But, according to an editorial in Bloomberg News, house flipping is seeing a resurgence via reality TV. The HGTV network planned to add nine house-flipping programs on top of its already real estate heavy lineup. But that number has been…
  • The lowdown on Russ & Daughters new cafe

    ChrisC
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Appetizing delights at Russ & Daughters Café From Luxury Listings NYC: Fish you were here: New Russ & Daughters Café epitomizes LES’s increasingly upscale dining scene. The sandwiches are no longer wrapped in paper; instead, diners are served on individual wooden boards. And rather than devouring your bagel on Houston Street, you’re now seated in a booth. And, of course, prices have gone up. [more]
  • The wildest residential conversions from around the globe

    ChrisC
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Residential conversions  In residential inventory starved New York City almost anything from a church to a shipping container can become a home. But some residential conversions are more spectacular than others. Here is a look at some of the best from around the world via Buzzbuzzhome. Water Tower Bck in 2008, Leigh Osbourne and Graham Voce snapped up a 99-foot tall water tower in London for roughly $674,035. But they spent much more money converting it into the nine-story luxury home. Cement factory In Sant Just Desvern, Spain, architect Ricardo Bofill transformed an abandoned cement…
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    Northern Virginia Real Estate Blog

  • Cascades/Lowes Island Townhouse Open Sunday July 27

    thebeltteam
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:20 am
    Are you looking for a fabulous, move-in ready townhouse in the Cascades/Lowes Island area? Then stop by our open house this weekend. You just might find your dream home! You’ll enjoy 1,852 beautifully finished sq ft, 3 bedrooms, two full baths AND two half baths, gourmet kitchen with fresh paint & new stainless appliances in 2013/14, vaulted ceiling master with walk-in closet, finished lower level and more! 47644 Windrift Terrace in Sterling – Listed at $369,900 OPEN SUNDAY JULY 27TH 1PM to 3PM You can get a peek at more 47644 Windrift Terrace photos here! List of All…
  • 3 Years Young & Less Than 2 Miles To Metro – Open Sunday!

    thebeltteam
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:02 am
    This 3 year young luxury home beauty is just 1.6 miles from the Vienna Metro – on a private lot on a peaceful cul-de-sac! You’ll enjoy 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, a dream kitchen and an impressive master suite with sitting room and upgraded bath with Italian tile & granite countertops. OPEN SUNDAY, JULY 27TH 1PM TO 4PM More information, price & photos of 1107 Walker Circle SW in Vienna Call Kevin Kleifges & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 to schedule a showing if you cannot make the open house! Search all Vienna Open Houses This Weekend Search Homes For Sale in Vienna…
  • 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+  
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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 For Sale 315 Cloudview Dr, Austin TX!

    Shannon Ensor
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:01 am
    We just listed 315 Cloudview Dr, Austin TX 78745 for sale! If you are looking to live in a mature neighborhood that’s close to all of the modern conveniences of South Austin living, then we have the house for you! Located just south of William Cannon, and in between South 1st and South Congress, 315…
  • 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! Photos Here are the high resolution pictures of 2009 Aster Way: Listing Details…
  • 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…
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    THE TENANT ADVISOR

  • This Week’s Recommended Reading

    CoyDavidson
    26 Jul 2014 | 9:54 am
    6 Articles to Read this Weekend Designing a Better Office Space The office of the future may not be about trappings or technology as much as the exchange of ideas, with a focus on employee engagement–what some experts are calling the “new sustainability.”… Entrepreneur.com Here’s How To Create A Workspace That Empowers Your People And […]
  • This Week in the Economy

    CoyDavidson
    26 Jul 2014 | 4:26 am
    Stocks End the Week Mostly Unchanged All three major stock indexes finished the week mostly unchanged from the previous week’s levels. The Nasdaq finished up 0.39% for the week. The Dow retreated 0.82% and the S&P 500 advanced 0.01% for the week. Below are links to the top economics news for the week: U.S. Rig Count is up […]
  • 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 […]
 
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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

  • 12 more beautiful homes that used to be other things

    Michael Aynsley
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    In the past we’ve shared with you 13 churches, 10 barns and 11 shipping containers that had been brilliantly transformed into comfortable homes. Today we’re taking a themeless look at the residential conversion trend, showcasing everything from reformed clock towers to modified gas stations. Water tower Photos: 1st Option In 2008, Leigh Osbourne and Graham Voce bought a 99-foot tall water tower in London for $674,035, and then spent a lot more money converting it into the nine-story luxury home you see above. Cement factory Photos: Ricardo Bofill Ricardo…
  • Watch the abandoned streets of LA transform into a giant urban playground

    Hyder Owainati
    26 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    If you woke up tomorrow to find that you were the only person left on the planet, what would you do? For filmmaker Russell Houghten and his group of skater friends, the answer is easy… skateboard through the empty streets. Houghten made the dream of Los Angeles commuters come true and removed every car, truck and bus from the city’s notoriously crowded freeways to create Urban Isolation, the most unique skateboard video you’ll ever watch. “My biggest thing about moving to LA was the traffic: the traffic’s terrible. So, I was thinking, ‘How cool would it be if traffic didn’t…
  • Fun Facts Friday: How the other half lives

    buzzhomeblog
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:09 pm
    There are 399 townhouses/houses currently under construction in the city. The cheapest new development in the five boroughs is The Fox-Leggett Cooperatives in the Bronx, with pricing from $89,800 to $121,583. Located at 715 Fox Street, the seven-story project has 49 cooperative apartments, ranging from studio to three-bedroom residences. The most expensive new development unit on the market is 432 Park’s Unit 94. The full-floor six-bedroom, seven-bath penthouse measures 8,255 square feet and is asking $82.5 million, which translates to $9,994 per square foot. Below is the layout for a…
  • The city of tomorrow as envisioned by an architect with little exposure to today

    Michael Aynsley
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Renderings: Koryo Tours Behold! What North Korea’s cities of the future will look like, according to a young domestic architect. The concepts include hovercraft hotels and a “flying house,” which is essentially an apartment inside a helicopter. Fast Company explains why the plans look like something out of a 1970s Sci-Fi film: In the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, “architect” is a government job. There are no private projects, and young North Korean architects come out of school with only a faint understanding of the field as it exists outside their deeply…
  • 535 Flushing Avenue is due for new six-story, six-apartment building

    Joyce Chen
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:32 am
    Image: GMAP A 13,000-square-foot mixed-use project is hurtling towards a vacant corner lot at 535 Flushing Avenue in Williamsburg. Located at the intersection of Flushing and Nostrand avenues, the six-story, six-unit building will have 2,900 square feet of commercial space, 1,096 square feet of community facility space and 8,915 square feet of residential. Jeffrey Kamen is the architect of record, according to the permit filed today. Apartments will start on the third floor, and the building will rise 70 feet. The 45′ by 100′ lot was acquired by Herab Realty LLC in 2009 for…
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    The Orange County Register - News Headlines : Blog: Lansner on Real Estate

  • Selling 'as is' can be a hard sell

    LESLIE SARGENT ESKILDSEN
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Throwing down the “as is” gauntlet is not as straight forward as you may think. “I’m going to sell my house, now that Orange County home prices are back to where they used to be. And I’m selling it as is.” Insert emphatic foot stamp here....
  • Payback, at last, for a bad loan mod

    JEFF LAZERSON
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:12 am
    What’s up with Mortgage Rates? Jeff Lazerson, of Mortgage Grader in Laguna Niguel, gives us his take. RATE NEWS SUMMARY From Freddie Mac’s weekly survey: The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was unchanged from last week’s 4.13 percent. The 15-year...
  • 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...
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    REJournals.com

  • Cassidy Turley to market three office buildings in Indianapolis suburb

    Staff Writer
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:59 pm
    Baltimore’s Atapco Properties has given Cassidy Turley the listing to sell three office/showroom buildings at the Carmel Technology Center in Carmel Science and Technology Park in the Indianapolis suburb of Carmel. The nearly 210,000-square-foot portfolio includes Tech Centers 1-3. Jeff Castell, senior managing director with Cassidy Turley, and Darrin Boyd, managing director, will represent Atapco in the sale. The one-story buildings feature private glass-door entries, landscaping and 12-foot to 20-foot clear heights. Major tenants include Walgreens, Stryker Orthopedics and American…
  • Friedman Integrated Real Estate Solutions sells 55,000-square-foot hotel in Michigan

    Staff Writer
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:51 pm
    Friedman Integrated Real Estate Solutions recently sold a 55,356-square-foot hotel at 501 Saginaw St. in Bay City, Mich., through Auction.com. Rich Deptula, Barry Swatsenbarg and Harrison West, all with Friedman, facilitated the transaction that is expected to close in about 30 days. The former Holiday Inn and Three Palms Hotel is expected to receive further renovations by the new owner. The location is adjacent to the Uptown Bay City new development, and is along the Interstate-75 business route.
  • Silver Oak Development to manage development, construction of $25 million medical office expansion in Minnesota

    Staff Writer
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:47 pm
    Oakdale, Minn.-based Silver Oak Development has been selected by Investors Real Estate Trust to manage the development of the addition to Southdale Medical Center in Edina, Minn. Southdale Medical Center is one of the largest medical office complexes in the Twin Cities market. The $25 million expansion project, already in progress, includes the construction of a four-story 57,000-square-foot medical office building and parking ramp. Completion of the addition and the ramp’s first phase is scheduled for June of 2015. A second phase will wrap construction by September of 2015.
  • Dermody Properties hires new SVP of finance

    Staff Writer
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:41 pm
    Casey Kreck Casey Kreck is a new senior vice president of finance for Dermody Properties. He will work with chief financial officer Doug Lanning. Kreck brings more than a decade of experience in financial analysis, planning and management to his new position. Before joining Dermody Properties, Kreck served as vice president of finance for Gradient Resources, Inc.
  • The local advantage: While national brands aren’t always the best choice for commercial lending

    Staff Writer
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:22 pm
    Guest column by Michael Poe President, Inland Commercial Mortgage Group As the economic recovery marches on, many small commercial real estate owners in the Chicago market are beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel. National, regional and local tenants are increasingly filling vacancies in retail centers, office buildings and industrial parks that suffered during the Great Recession. Many municipalities are now eager to partner with local owners, recognizing the untapped potential in these developments to cater to area demands, create jobs and generate revenue. Yet these property…
 
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    PropertyManager.com

  • Reasons Why Occupancy is Growing

    Alexis Hammond
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:13 pm
    In a recent article, Multifamily Executive tells readers the 5 reasons why occupancy is growing stronger in the United States. One reason that has been a constant trend is that many people are scared of owning their own homes due to the foreclosure crisis in 2000 and again in 2008. Click below to read the 5 reasons why! Read the full article here.
  • 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.  
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    Select Property Group Ltd

  • UK tenants happier with buy-to-let property

    Steven Sedgwick
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:03 am
    New research has shown that despite expecting more, the vast majority of UK tenants are very happy with their buy-to-let property.  Summary: 84% of private sector tenants are satisfied with their buy-to-let property Rents are rising, but not to the detriment of tenant satisfaction Residential Landlords Association welcomes tenant satisfaction The vast majority of tenants in the UK are pleased with their buy-to-let property. New figures from the 2012-13 English Housing Survey Households Report show that 84% of private sector tenants are now satisfied with their housing. It shows the…
  • 6.2% rise in Dubai airport passenger numbers

    Steven Sedgwick
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:57 am
    Dubai International passenger numbers break records and are set to increase in line with continued retail, tourism and property development in the emirate. Summary: Dubai International recorded a 6.2% year-on-year increase in passenger numbers in the first half of 2014 34.6 million passengers used the airport in the past six months, despite runway refurbishment work Dubai International is the world’s busiest airport and set to welcome 70 million passengers in 2015 The property investment opportunities and tourist attractions offered in Dubai continue to pull in huge amounts of visitors.
  • DLD: Dubai property sales up 50% in first 6 months of 2014

    Steven Sedgwick
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:20 am
    New figures from the Dubai Land Department show that more than £18 billion was spent on Dubai property investments in the first half of 2014. Summary: DLD reveals Dubai property sales increased by 50% in the first half of the year More than £18 billion was spent on Dubai property in the period Dubai Marina remains the most popular real estate hotspot in the emirate Dubai property sales have almost increased by 50% in the first half of 2014, with in excess of 113 billion AED (£18 billion) worth of real estate sold in the six-month period. The figures from the Dubai Land Department (DLD)…
  • UK property prices rising £90 a day

    Steven Sedgwick
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:17 am
    Property investors are benefiting from a market that is seeing house prices rise at a rate of £90 a day across the UK. Summary: Property values in the UK increased at a rate of £90 a day over the first half of the year Salford recorded the highest property price rise in the country, with values increasing by over £16,000 The average house price in the capital is now £567,392 Property investors and homeowners have seen a £90-a-day rise in the value of their portfolio since the start of 2014. The new statistics from Zoopla demonstrated just how appealing a property investment can be,…
  • 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…
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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

  • Insider dope: Zillow and Trulia may merge

    25 Jul 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Zillow and Trulia are having discussions about merging.  What does that mean to Los Angeles-area home buyers and sellers?  It will make home searches easier.  Rather than having two portals to view, you'll now have one.  No more cross-checking, or getting the same listing from separate sources.  And by the way, the sales info on all of the megasites comes from, yes, the local multiple listing service.  Not the Zestimates or tax records, of course, but the pictures, descriptions, showing info, amenities, etc. -- we Realtors create that and add that to our local…
  • 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
 
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    ReTechulous

  • Go Get Drayton's "Bird Droppings"

    Ryan
    26 Jul 2014 | 6:48 am
    Real quick. You should go get on Drayton Bird's email list. He drops a lot of great knowledge about direct marketing in general, but really the biggest reason why you should follow his emails is because he's just entertaining as heck. For example, you'll like the line about "estate agents" at the end of this fun post on his blog. "Only estate agents are more useless than recruitment agencies." And then there's this little subheading in one of the widget boxes on his home page: In fact, you might want to just go ahead and "borrow" some of the elements of his home page and incorporate them with…
  • "Fast Cast Investor" (Seller Lead Gen Funnel)

    Ryan
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:08 am
  • Strategy Session 7/23/2014

    Ryan
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:48 am
    Sorry The content you just tried to access is for Members Only . Please login / become a member.
  • "Fixer Upper Mortgage" Lead System

    Ryan
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:32 am
    This is working out well, leads are coming in at about $3.50 a piece from our test. Members, click here to access your link for this funnel and the full "Quick System" documentation.
  • 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…
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    NeilSchwartz.net

  • Daily Motivational message from Neil Schwartz – Friday, July 25,2014

    Neil Schwartz
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:27 am
    Motivational Message from Neil Schwartz, Friday, July 25, 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 – Thursday, July 24,2014

    Neil Schwartz
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Motivational Message from Neil Schwartz, Thursday, July 24, 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! ]]
  • 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! ]]
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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

  • When Do I Get the Keys to My New House?

    findwell
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:40 pm
    When do I get the keys to my new house? findwell agent Matt Martel answers in this installment of Ask an Agent. Q: When do I get the keys to my new house? You get the keys to your new house when the deed is recorded at the county recorders office. That usually happens about four-o’clock, five-o’clock in the afternoon on the day of closing. And the day of closing is usually about one or two days after you’ve signed all of your loan documents at the escrow office. Q: Can I start moving my stuff in after I transferred my money to escrow? You cannot start moving your stuff in to…
  • 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…
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    NuWire Investor: RealEstateInvestment

  • Recent Housing Data Disappointing

    25 Jul 2014 | 6:36 am
    The housing data today are terrible and the market seems to think Thursday's earnings reports from home builders are bad, too. Builders sold new homes at an annual pace of only 406,000 in June, way below the 504,000 first reported for May and down 8.1% from even the revised May pace of 442,000. The...
  • Property Buyers Eying Turkey In Growing Number

    25 Jul 2014 | 6:21 am
    Property buyers are showing an increasing tendency to snap up opportunities in Turkey. According to a recent report from property portal TheMoveChannel.com, their second most popular listing in May was an Istanbul apartment. This marks the highest ranking ever achieved by a Turkish property. This...
  • Existing Home Sales And Prices Up In June, According To NAR

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:47 am
    Existing home sales in the United States increased 2.5% in June and reached an annual pace of five million sales for the first time since October 2013, according to the latest index from the National Association of Realtors. The median existing home price for all housing types in June was $223,300...
  • 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...
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    Chicago Agent Magazine

  • The 10 Top-Selling Suburbs in Chicagoland in 2014′s First Half

    Peter Ricci
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:35 am
    The 10 Top-Selling Suburbs in Chicagoland in 2014′s First Half was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. What were Chicagoland’s busiest suburban housing markets in 2014′s first half? #154343349 / gettyimages.com... The 10 Top-Selling Suburbs in Chicagoland in 2014′s First 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…
  • 4 Important Tidbits on the Demoralizing New Home Sales Report

    Peter Ricci
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:11 am
    4 Important Tidbits on the Demoralizing New Home Sales Report was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. June proved a very rough month for new home sales, but how bad are... 4 Important Tidbits on the Demoralizing New Home Sales Report 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.
  • Subprime Market Major Hurdle for Hopeful African American Homeowners

    James McClister
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Subprime Market Major Hurdle for Hopeful African American Homeowners was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Despite improve racial equality by leaps and bounds, the U.S. housing market continues to... Subprime Market Major Hurdle for Hopeful African American Homeowners was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine - For the well-informed real estate professional, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area.
  • The Top-Selling Neighborhoods in Chicago

    Peter Ricci
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:03 pm
    The Top-Selling Neighborhoods in Chicago 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 outperformed the greater metro area in June; how did its... The Top-Selling Neighborhoods in Chicago 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.
  • NAR: National Market Posts Strong Performance in June, Construction Still Lacking

    James McClister
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    NAR: National Market Posts Strong Performance in June, Construction Still Lacking was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Existing-home sales were up in June, which bode well for the market, but construction... NAR: National Market Posts Strong Performance in June, Construction Still Lacking 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…
 
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    The Edmonton Real Estate Blog

  • Weekly Market Update, July 25/14

    Sara MacLennan
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:13 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: 419 (527, 548, 470) # Sales: 346 (391, 367, 334) Ratio: 83% (74%, 67%, 71%) # Price Changes: 285 (268, 282, 266) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 110 (139, 126, 270) Net loss/gain in listings this week: -37 (-3, 55, -134) Active single family home listings: 2898 (2901, 2882, 2876) Active condo listings: 1728 (1753, 1769, 1736) Homes 4-week running average: $430k ($427k, $426k, $426k) Condos 4-week running average: $259k ($259k,…
  • 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…
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    Notorious R.O.B.

  • NAR’s Organizational Realignment and Core Standards: Part Deux

    Bob Bemis
    26 Jul 2014 | 11:25 pm
    Hi intrepid readers. Notorious Junior here to do a follow-up report to Notorious Senior’s parsing of the NAR Organizational Realignment and Core Standards project, Part 1. So why isn’t Rob handling his own follow-up promises? Well, he’s been kind of busy lately, being chased around by the Audubon Society for talking smack about Black Swans and […]
  • First Ever Notorious Reader Contest!

    Rob Hahn
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:08 am
    So… earlier this year, at the T3 Summit, I listed as one of my Black Swans the possibility that the 1099 independent contractor status for real estate agents might go away. The reason, I thought, was that state and federal governments would want MOAR taxes. You know, Social Security, Medicare, Obamacare, whatever taxes that are tied to […]
  • 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 […]
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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

  • 12 more beautiful homes that used to be other things

    Michael Aynsley
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    In the past we’ve shared with you 13 churches, 10 barns and 11 shipping containers that had been brilliantly transformed into comfortable homes. Today we’re taking a themeless look at the residential conversion trend, showcasing everything from reformed clock towers to modified gas stations. Water tower Photos: 1st Option In 2008, Leigh Osbourne and Graham Voce bought a 99-foot tall water tower in London for $674,035, and then spent a lot more money converting it into the nine-story luxury home you see above. Cement factory Photos: Ricardo Bofill Ricardo…
  • Watch the abandoned streets of LA transform into a giant urban playground

    Hyder Owainati
    26 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    If you woke up tomorrow to find that you were the only person left on the planet, what would you do? For filmmaker Russell Houghten and his group of skater friends, the answer is easy… skateboard through the empty streets. Houghten made the dream of Los Angeles commuters come true and removed every car, truck and bus from the city’s notoriously crowded freeways to create Urban Isolation, the most unique skateboard video you’ll ever watch. “My biggest thing about moving to LA was the traffic: the traffic’s terrible. So, I was thinking, ‘How cool would it be if traffic didn’t…
  • Fun Facts Friday: How the other half lives

    buzzhomeblog
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:09 pm
    There are 399 townhouses/houses currently under construction in the city. The cheapest new development in the five boroughs is The Fox-Leggett Cooperatives in the Bronx, with pricing from $89,800 to $121,583. Located at 715 Fox Street, the seven-story project has 49 cooperative apartments, ranging from studio to three-bedroom residences. The most expensive new development unit on the market is 432 Park’s Unit 94. The full-floor six-bedroom, seven-bath penthouse measures 8,255 square feet and is asking $82.5 million, which translates to $9,994 per square foot. Below is the layout for a…
  • The city of tomorrow as envisioned by an architect with little exposure to today

    Michael Aynsley
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Renderings: Koryo Tours Behold! What North Korea’s cities of the future will look like, according to a young domestic architect. The concepts include hovercraft hotels and a “flying house,” which is essentially an apartment inside a helicopter. Fast Company explains why the plans look like something out of a 1970s Sci-Fi film: In the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, “architect” is a government job. There are no private projects, and young North Korean architects come out of school with only a faint understanding of the field as it exists outside their deeply…
  • 535 Flushing Avenue is due for new six-story, six-apartment building

    Joyce Chen
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:32 am
    Image: GMAP A 13,000-square-foot mixed-use project is hurtling towards a vacant corner lot at 535 Flushing Avenue in Williamsburg. Located at the intersection of Flushing and Nostrand avenues, the six-story, six-unit building will have 2,900 square feet of commercial space, 1,096 square feet of community facility space and 8,915 square feet of residential. Jeffrey Kamen is the architect of record, according to the permit filed today. Apartments will start on the third floor, and the building will rise 70 feet. The 45′ by 100′ lot was acquired by Herab Realty LLC in 2009 for…
 
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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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  • The Ups and Downs of the Chelsea Barracks Development

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Across the Thames in the shadows of the controversial Battersea Power Station and its resurrection is another development that has also had its share of controversy, Chelsea Barracks. Built in the 1860's to hold two battalions of troops the original brick structures were eventually demolished in the 1960's and replaced by two 13-storey towers for the Guards regiments. The barracks was also the scene of an Irish Republican Army (IRA) bombing in September 1981 killing two people. In 2008 the troops were relocated to the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich allowing the Ministry of Defence (MoD)…
  • NAEA First-Time Buyer Data at Odds with Industry Reports

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) claimed that just 3% of buyers in June were first-time buyers under the age of 30 in data released earlier this week. The data has now been shown to be in stark contrast to figures from property chain LSL released this morning. LSL, parent company of Your Move and Reeds Rains, have said that in the six months to the end of June, there were more first-time buyers than at any time since 2007. The company reported on first-time buyer transactions after scaling up its own figures and the Halifax have also noted an increase in newcomers to the…
  • 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…
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  • Brits Top Buyers of French Property

    25 Jul 2014 | 9:08 am
    <p>A survey undertaken by French bank BNP Paribas shows that Britons bought more second homes in France during 2013 than any other nationality. The number of British purchasers rose by 5% during the year, with most purchases in the Loire, Charente and Limousin areas, rather than the more expensive regions of the Alps and the C&#244;te d'Azur.</p> <p>In the prime area of Paris, Britons bought just 3% of the homes bought by foreigners, as interest from ultra-wealthy Russian and Chinese buyers picked up through the year.</p> <p>Average house prices for France…
  • Algarve Real Estate Booming

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:42 am
    <p>International property experts are saying there are clear signs of recovery in Portugal's property market, with the Algarve progressing at the fastest pace across the country. As the property market stabilises, optimism is increasing with investor interest returning to one of Europe's most popular overseas property investment destinations.</p> <p>Alda Filipe, sales and marketing director at Vale do Lobo said: &quot; We have indeed seen an important recovery and we believe it will be even more significant after Portugal leaves the intervention programme in May this…
  • Dubai Continues to Avoid Property Market Bubble

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:12 am
    <p>According to a new report published by Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), prices for property in Dubai increased by a massive 36% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2014. Despite this, the report concludes that there are strong signs the market is slowing with the Emirate's government taking steps to curb speculative buying and with higher prices starting to affect demand.</p> <p>Residential rents in Dubai also rose by 24% year-on-year during the second quarter of this year compared with 23% in the previous quarter, as the Emirate's residential property market continues to…
  • 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…
 
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  • 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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  • Sunset at Greenwich Point

    greenwichstreets
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:43 pm
    A beautiful sunset at Greenwich Point across from the Innis Arden Cottage
  • 29 Open Houses on Sunday, 7/27/14

    greenwichstreets
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    There are 29 Open Houses starting with 30 Sherwood Ave which is for rent $12,000 per month, or sale for $2,500,000.   The  highest priced single family home Open House is $6,400,000 on Club Road in Riverside. 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.           Address Town Price Time Broker 30 Sherwood Avenue Greenwich $12,500 1-4 PM Berkshire Hathaway 171 Putnam Park #171 Greenwich $425,000…
  • 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…
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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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  • Neighbourhood Sketch: Liberty Village

    TheRedPin Team
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:19 am
    Liberty Village is a flourishing masterfully planned community, located between Dufferin St and Strachan Avenue, south of King St to the Gardiner expressway. The neighbourhood is mostly comprised of young professionals in tech, finance and the media sectors. There are an abundance of restaurants and entertainment options in the area, making Liberty Village a fun place to work, live and play. We put together a list of 10 reasons why Liberty Village is a great place to call home. 1) Access to transportation in the area is plenty, earning Liberty Village a transit score of 100/100. With the…
  • Exclusive! Toronto’s stunning lofts ‘Enigma on the Park’

    TheRedPin Team
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:07 pm
    Enigma on the Park sets itself apart from other condo projects with its distinctive exterior and spacious interior. The beautiful 9 story structure on 138 St Helens Ave in Toronto blends townhomes and condos in the city’s west end with eye-catching and innovative design. The condominium development is led by Aragon Properties Ltd, and construction is set to begin this fall and slated for completion by September 2016. Ranging from studios to sprawling 3 bedroom townhomes. To guide us through some of the standout features of this bold Bloordale project, we spoke to the sales manager, Ralph…
  • 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…
  • Hot 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…
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  • 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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  • 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

  • Property Investment: Why Now Might Be the Right Time to Downsize

    24 Jul 2014 | 9:25 am
    We’re half way through the property market year, and many are claiming that property prices are so excessively high that they might throw the country’s economy back into a recession. With this being the case, you might ask – if you’re a home owner – whether now could be the right time to cut your losses and downsize to something a little bit more manageable. Now if you know anything about finance or investment, you might question the logic of this strategy, but there’s a method to the madness. Here’s just a few of the reasons it makes sense. The…
  • 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…
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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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  • RTV Wins Motel 6 Hotel Photography Contract

    Jason LaVanture
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:14 am
    RTV is proud to announce that we have been selected as the preferred photography and virtual tour vendor for Motel 6, an iconic American brand managed and operated by G6 Hospitality LLC. As part of this new partnership, RTV will be photographing nearly 500 hotels between now and Labor Day 2014. The intense photography initiative has already begun, and will ramp up to over the next several weeks.  This is an amazing undertaking that will surely test the capabilities of RTV’s vast professional photography network and unique Tour Track system. The intense photography initiative has…
  • 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,…
 
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  • This Week’s Recommended Reading

    CoyDavidson
    26 Jul 2014 | 9:54 am
    6 Articles to Read this Weekend Designing a Better Office Space The office of the future may not be about trappings or technology as much as the exchange of ideas, with a focus on employee engagement–what some experts are calling the “new sustainability.”… Entrepreneur.com Here’s How To Create A Workspace That Empowers Your People And […]
  • This Week in the Economy

    CoyDavidson
    26 Jul 2014 | 4:26 am
    Stocks End the Week Mostly Unchanged All three major stock indexes finished the week mostly unchanged from the previous week’s levels. The Nasdaq finished up 0.39% for the week. The Dow retreated 0.82% and the S&P 500 advanced 0.01% for the week. Below are links to the top economics news for the week: U.S. Rig Count is up […]
  • 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 […]
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    Waterfront Properties in Jupiter | Real Estate Blog

  • CAST AWAY REPORT

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:37 am
    Fishing Report 7.25.14OFFSHORE- Fishing in general has been spotty offshore. Dolphins are scattered around; but exactly where, is anybody’s guess right now! As usual, look for working birds, rips, weed lines, or floating debris to find dolphin. “The Ledge” which is located east of Juno Pier at 130’ depth, is full of fish right now such as Bonita, sharks, and blue runners, which are around in big numbers from Jupiter to Broward Inlets in 100-150' of water. Along with the hot edge fishing there have big Mutton that hang under schooling fish like Kings that wait for scraps to fall down…
  • UNDER THE SEA

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Want to see what is under the sea? Greater Fort Lauderdale is the only place in the USA where you can snorkel and dive on a living coral reef straight off the beach, without the benefit of a boat. The ocean temperature ranges from 72 degrees in the winter and 80 degrees in the summer months. It washes over three unique lines of running coral reef lines from North to South. The numerous amounts of artificial reefs, together with the abundant amount of natural reefs on the ocean act like a magnet for fish and reef life. Today, South Florida is home to the largest collection of warm water…
  • BUG FEST BY THE SEA DIVE FESTIVAL

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:59 am
    Summer has tons of food items to indulge in: watermelons, pie, barbecue, burgers and hot dogs. But the most exciting summer food item of them all is our Florida spiny lobster. From casual lobster rolls to laid-back lobster bakes to comforting lobster bisque or grilled/ baked slathered in butter. The delightful lobster is summer’s most treasured ingredient of all. If you live near the coast or are visiting, there’s an even a better reason to celebrate; you can easily swim out and pick some of those crustaceans on your own. In preparation for lobster mini-season, the third-annual Bug…
  • 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…
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    Maine Real Estate Blog

  • 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
    So your job asked you to relocate by Atlas Van Lines
  • 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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    ExpertView Blog

  • 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

    Rates Direct
    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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    Century 21 Alliance Realty - THE Gail Spada TEAM

  • PET-PROOFING YOUR HOME – Hazards in the Garage and Basement

    Gail Spada
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:03 pm
    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 of $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…
  • 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…
 
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    Tri Cities Real Estate News & Views

  • Rock On With Hells Bells At Clover Island Inn Kennewick, Washington

    27 Jul 2014 | 9:37 pm
    Looking for a place to hang out with your family and friends? Come and visit Clover Island on Friday, August from 6:00 in the morning until 6:00 in the evening for the Thunder on the Island event featuring Hells Bells. About the Hells BellsThe group is the best female AC/DC tribute band from Seattle. Opening the event is the band Shades. Call for room packages or reserved tables of 10 at 866-586-0542. Admission fee is $20.00. It always a free family fun at the Clover Island. You can even bring your motorcycle, classic car or hotrod at the event. Reminder: There are no host food and beverages…
  • 87th Annual Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo At Grandview Fair Grounds

    27 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    From August 6 to 9 come and be a part of the 87th Annual Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo at the Grandview Fair Ground located in 812 Wallace Way Grandview, Washington. About the 87th Annual Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo This year the organizers of the event are planning for 1000+ attendance each day. The Pro-West Rodeo with prize money at stake will be on Friday, August 8 and Saturday, August 9 at 7:30 in the evening. The number of participants has varied from 100-250 over the years. There will also be a Washington Draft Horse Pullers Association Team Pull event on Friday at 1:00 in the…
  • TRAC Center Indoor amp; New Outdoor Garage Sale, Pasco Washington

    27 Jul 2014 | 8:58 pm
    On Saturday, August 16 from 8:00 in the morning until 2:00 in the afternoon TRAC Center will be having an Indoor and New Outdoor Garage Sale. They have added a new outdoor space to the show. You can your truck, car, boat, RV, tools, power equipment and set up outside in a larger space for less. Details of the Indoor amp; New Outdoor Garage Sale Admission is only $5.00 by the carload. You can fit as many people as you can fit in your car. Booth Fees 10x10 Indoor Garage Sale booth = $25.00 per space 9x19 Outdoor Garage sale booth = $20.00 per space 10x10 Vendor Indoor Garage Sale booth = $75.00…
  • Annual Veterans Stand Down At WorkSource Columbia Basin, Kennewick

    26 Jul 2014 | 6:59 am
    On Thursday, August 7 from 8:00 in the morning until 2:00 in the afternoon the please come and be a part of the 2014 Veterans Stand Down that will be held at WorkSource Columbia Basin 815 N. Kellogg St. Suite D Kennewick, Washington About the Columbia Basin 2014 Veterans Stand DownThis is a one-day event that aims to provide services to homeless veterans. Included are food, shelter, clothing, health screenings, VA and Social Security benefits counseling, and referrals to a number of other necessary local services, such as housing, employment and substance abuse treatment. The Columbia Basin…
  • 2-Day Acting Workshop With Hollywood TV Personalities In Richland

    26 Jul 2014 | 6:59 am
    Do you want to learn how to act? Good news On August 2 and 3 there will be a 2-Day Acting Workshop with Hollywood TV Personalities at the Academy of Childrens Theatre located in 213 Wellsian Way Richland, Washington. About the Workshop Performers House TV Personality 2-Day Workshop Tour is not exclusively an acting workshop. They will also be teaching Modeling and Fashion Technique, Monster Movement amp; Make-up Artistry, as well as Photoshoot/Headshot sessions.cIn addition, they are still casting (WA only) for their upcoming film Vampire Soul, which will start shooting in October in Western…
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    Maryland Suburban Homes

  • 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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  • Cool Ways to Hide the Air Conditioner in Your Yard

    Houzz
    27 Jul 2014 | 2:16 am
    Filed under: Design, News, How To By Mariana Pickering If you live in a hot climate, your air conditioner is probably your favorite major appliance. However, it can quickly become a major party crasher in the middle of your backyard summer barbecue. That same hulking, boxy piece of machinery that cools your house can be an eyesore in your garden. But don't sweat it. There are plenty of ways you can hide, mask, conceal and block your air conditioning unit so you won't even know it's there. Here's how to keep your cool. Modern Spaces by Montreal Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers…
  • Fire Pits With a Spark of Inspiration

    Zillow
    26 Jul 2014 | 1:20 am
    Filed under: Design, News, Home Improvement ZillowEnjoy the combination of water and fire as long as you can safely run a gas line, or ensure fuel canisters remain dry. By Erika Riggs Once upon a time, fire pits were built out of necessity, for both warmth and cooking. But today's fire pits are more stylish than ever. The new fire pits -- including gas-powered versions -- add serious drama when it's time for s'mores. See more fire pit ideas on Zillow Digs. Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments
  • For Sale: Faye Dunaway's Art Deco Duplex

    Zillow
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:53 am
    Filed under: News, Buying, Celebrity Homes, Selling Faye Dunaway's vision of her home's remodel was that art deco details, such as crown molding and arched windows, would be preserved. APFaye Dunaway By Emily Heffter 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. 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 two-bedroom, two-bath space with a small balcony off the dining room and a…
  • Housing Market's Outlook Muddled by Mixed Reports

    FOX Business
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    Filed under: News, Buying, Economy, Selling ShutterstockIt's been a mixed bag of economic reports for the housing market recently. By Kathryn Vasel The wind might be shifting in the housing market. The Commerce Department reported Thursday that new home sales tumbled 8.1 percent last month to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 406,00 -- the slowest pace in three months. What's more, May's numbers were significantly revised downward. "These numbers are drastically disappointing; it doesn't build an optimistic picture in the near-term for the housing market, which used to be a headwind for…
  • Feds, 15 States Sue Alleged Mortgage-Modification Scammers

    Credit.com
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:34 am
    Filed under: News, Buying, Foreclosures neighborworksamerica/Flickr By Christine DiGangi This week the Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and 15 states announced a slew of lawsuits against companies and individuals for allegedly misleading homeowners and illegally charging them for foreclosure relief that never came. The lawsuits are result of "Operation Mortgage Mismodification," a joint investigation effort that revealed scams that cost consumers millions of dollars in illegal fees and, in many cases, their homes. The FTC, CFPB and prosecuting states allege firms…
 
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  • Cool Ways to Hide the Air Conditioner in Your Yard

    Houzz
    27 Jul 2014 | 2:16 am
    Filed under: Design, News, How To By Mariana Pickering If you live in a hot climate, your air conditioner is probably your favorite major appliance. However, it can quickly become a major party crasher in the middle of your backyard summer barbecue. That same hulking, boxy piece of machinery that cools your house can be an eyesore in your garden. But don't sweat it. There are plenty of ways you can hide, mask, conceal and block your air conditioning unit so you won't even know it's there. Here's how to keep your cool. Modern Spaces by Montreal Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers…
  • Fire Pits With a Spark of Inspiration

    Zillow
    26 Jul 2014 | 1:20 am
    Filed under: Design, News, Home Improvement ZillowEnjoy the combination of water and fire as long as you can safely run a gas line, or ensure fuel canisters remain dry. By Erika Riggs Once upon a time, fire pits were built out of necessity, for both warmth and cooking. But today's fire pits are more stylish than ever. The new fire pits -- including gas-powered versions -- add serious drama when it's time for s'mores. See more fire pit ideas on Zillow Digs. Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments
  • For Sale: Faye Dunaway's Art Deco Duplex

    Zillow
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:53 am
    Filed under: News, Buying, Celebrity Homes, Selling Faye Dunaway's vision of her home's remodel was that art deco details, such as crown molding and arched windows, would be preserved. APFaye Dunaway By Emily Heffter 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. 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 two-bedroom, two-bath space with a small balcony off the dining room and a…
  • Housing Market's Outlook Muddled by Mixed Reports

    FOX Business
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    Filed under: News, Buying, Economy, Selling ShutterstockIt's been a mixed bag of economic reports for the housing market recently. By Kathryn Vasel The wind might be shifting in the housing market. The Commerce Department reported Thursday that new home sales tumbled 8.1 percent last month to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 406,00 -- the slowest pace in three months. What's more, May's numbers were significantly revised downward. "These numbers are drastically disappointing; it doesn't build an optimistic picture in the near-term for the housing market, which used to be a headwind for…
  • Feds, 15 States Sue Alleged Mortgage-Modification Scammers

    Credit.com
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:34 am
    Filed under: News, Buying, Foreclosures neighborworksamerica/Flickr By Christine DiGangi This week the Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and 15 states announced a slew of lawsuits against companies and individuals for allegedly misleading homeowners and illegally charging them for foreclosure relief that never came. The lawsuits are result of "Operation Mortgage Mismodification," a joint investigation effort that revealed scams that cost consumers millions of dollars in illegal fees and, in many cases, their homes. The FTC, CFPB and prosecuting states allege firms…
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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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    Access Philly Real Estate Blog

  • Rad RE/MAX Access Open House

    blogeditor
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:42 am
    7813 Cedarbrook Ave Philadelphia PA 19150 Follow accessphilly.com’s board 7813 Cedarbrook Ave Philadelphia PA 19150 on Pinterest.
  • Get Out Your Condo And Into These Digs.

    blogeditor
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:16 pm
    By: Jarek Cotto Construction is underway in Fishtown called The Palm. Six new homes are being built just off of Frankford Ave. at 2170 E. Norris Street. The eye sore garage was named Palm Automotive Center, and it blighted the rapidly developing area. This project comes from Eric Fox, the developer that has had his hand in projects such as Norris Point, a ten-unit development on the corner of Norris St. and Trenton Ave. Fox also developed The Nine, a LEED development on Tulip St. Three of the homes will be fronting Hewson Street and the other three fronting Norris Street. All of these homes…
  • 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,…
 
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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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    Houston Apartment Insiders' Blog

  • Houston Pets: 7 Tips for Smooth Moves

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Houston is a pet-friendly city, with dog parks, pet-friendly apartments, and lots of fellow animal lovers. If you’re relocating to Houston with your pet, you’ve chosen wisely! Here are a few pet tips to make your move go smoothly.Houston is a pet-friendly city, with dog parks, pet-friendly apartments, and lots of fellow animal lovers. If you’re relocating to Houston with your pet, you’ve chosen wisely! Here are a few pet tips to make your move go smoothly:   Keep your pet in a safe and calm place on moving day. Moving is stressful,…
  • 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…
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    IPIN Global - Investing in Property

  • The Ups and Downs of the Chelsea Barracks Development

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Across the Thames in the shadows of the controversial Battersea Power Station and its resurrection is another development that has also had its share of controversy, Chelsea Barracks. Built in the 1860's to hold two battalions of troops the original brick structures were eventually demolished in the 1960's and replaced by two 13-storey towers for the Guards regiments. The barracks was also the scene of an Irish Republican Army (IRA) bombing in September 1981 killing two people. In 2008 the troops were relocated to the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich allowing the Ministry of Defence (MoD)…
  • NAEA First-Time Buyer Data at Odds with Industry Reports

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) claimed that just 3% of buyers in June were first-time buyers under the age of 30 in data released earlier this week. The data has now been shown to be in stark contrast to figures from property chain LSL released this morning. LSL, parent company of Your Move and Reeds Rains, have said that in the six months to the end of June, there were more first-time buyers than at any time since 2007. The company reported on first-time buyer transactions after scaling up its own figures and the Halifax have also noted an increase in newcomers to the…
  • 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…
 
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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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    Houston Properties

  • 14 Hottest Inner Loop Houston Neighborhoods

    Jerico Gonzales
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:37 am
    14 Hottest Inner Loop Houston Neighborhoods     Forbes Magazine recently ranked Houston, Texas #1 on the list of “Most Competitive Metros in America” due to its economic and real estate stability. Over the past decade, the average Houston single family home gained 37% in value.  Even better, Forbes also ranked Houston one of  “America’s Top 10 ‘Back to normal’ Housing Markets”, noting that Houston is still among the cities with undervalued real estate. Analysts expect consistent Houston real estate appreciation as Forbes also ranked…
  • Spring Branch Real Estate Market: 5 Top Home Sales Trends

    Jerico Gonzales
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:39 am
    Spring Branch Houston Real Estate Trends   Spring Branch Houston is a neighborhood of mostly new construction single-family houses and townhomes located just west of Downtown Houston. Spring Branch real estate has one of the highest appreciation rates in Houston. Homes sold in 2004 have almost doubled in value by 2013. The area is very similar to Memorial Houston, which is just south of Spring Branch across the Katy Freeway. Bordered by the 610 Loop to the east, Interstate 10 to the south, Beltway 8 to the west, and Hempstead Road to the north; homes for sale in Spring Branch Houston…
  • 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…
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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

  • Survey: Cell Towers & Antennas Make Homes Less Desirable

    Mike Wheatley
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:40 pm
    An overwhelming 94 percent of home buyers and renters surveyed by the National Institute for Science, Law & Public Policy (NISLAPP) say they are less interested and would pay less for a property located near a cell tower or antenna. photo credit: Spyros Papaspyropoulos via photopin cc What’s more, of the 1,000 survey respondents, 79 percent said that under no circumstances would they ever purchase or rent a property within a few blocks of a cell tower or antennas, and almost 90 percent said they were concerned about the increasing number of cell towers and antennas in their…
  • New Home Sales Plummet by 8.1 Percent

    Mike Wheatley
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Sales of newly built, single-family homes dropped 8.1 percent in June, the largest decline since July 2013, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. New-home sales were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 406,000 units in June. May’s sales pace was also revised from a previously reported 504,000 units to 442,000 units. Image credit: schibi234 via Pixabay.com “The numbers are a little disappointing, but May was unusually high and some pull back isn’t completely unexpected,” says Kevin Kelly, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders. “Our surveys…
  • Daniel Matusiak Joins Haute Living Real Estate Network

    Allison Halliday
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:26 pm
    Daniel Matusiak, a prominent real estate broker in Bird Key and Casey Key, Florida, has just joined the prestigious Haute Living Real Estate Network (HLRN) as its newest partner. He has 31 years of experience in real estate, and is renowned for being one of the nation’s most respected and successful professionals, specializing in luxury waterfront properties. Matusiak works with affluent buyers and sellers, ranging from well-known entertainers and professional athletes to business executives and entrepreneurs. An Action Realty of Sarasota luxury real estate marketing strategist and…
  • Is It Better To Rent or Buy In Memphis

    Brian Kline
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Lifestyle and finances play important roles in making a decision between buying or renting a home to live in. Without a doubt, home ownership has pros and cons. One of the more important cons that first time buyers often overlook is that ownership is much more complicated both in the process of buying a house and maintaining it. Here is a snapshot for buying a house: Decide between buying or renting. Determine a price you can afford (best to get prequalified). Determine the type of house and neighborhoods you want to live in. Work with a realtor to find a house meeting your requirements. Make…
  • Is That Mortgage Quote Higher Than Expected?

    Allison Halliday
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:17 am
    If you’ve recently applied for a mortgage then you might’ve noticed the rates and fees came out higher than advertised. If this is the case then it could be due to several different factors that you may not be aware of, and which can increase the overall cost of the mortgage. An article in aol.com points out that it’s worth not being taken in by lower-priced mortgage offers if you are affected by certain key cost drivers. Not surprisingly one of these is credit scores, as most lenders have a threshold of 740 or more. If any of your credit scores are even slightly below this…
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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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  • Country Garden to hold charity run

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:53 pm
    In order to promote a healthy lifestyle and raise funds for charitable organizations, Country Garden will hold the biggest race in Johor at its Danga Bay project on 23 August 2014.
  • Plenitude acquires Penang hotel for RM160m

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:50 pm
    Plenitude Bhd, through its fully-owned subsidiary Plenitude International Sdn Bhd, has entered into a sale and purchase agreement with the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) for the proposed acquisition of a 259-suite hotel, retail units as well as 551 car park bays in George Town, Penang for RM160 million.
  • MRCB buys company to expedite Penang Sentral

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:48 pm
    Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB) plans to take over the implementing company of the Penang Sentral project by purchasing the 51 percent stake owned by Pelaburan Hartanah Bhd for RM50.75 million.
  • We have upper hand in Iskandar, says UEM

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:46 pm
    UEM Sunrise Bhd is still optimistic on its prospects in Iskandar despite the huge supply houses that were unleashed by Chinese developers in the region.
  • Tun Dr Mahathir concerned about Iskandar's future population

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:54 pm
    Former Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad voiced his concerns about the Iskandar region in a blog post on 8 July, as he wondered how it will change the demographics and electorate of the area.
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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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    Las Vegas Modern Homes

  • Buying a Las Vegas Home Takes the Right Professionals

    Las Vegas Modern Homes
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Buying a Las Vegas Home Takes the Right Professionals I’ve written about the professionals who are on call to help anyone who sets about selling their house—but there is another team of pros who can be called on when it comes to buying a Las Vegas home. Buying a home in Las Vegas is not […]
  • First Time Home Buyers Resume Strong Buying Patterns

    Las Vegas Modern Homes
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    First Time Home Buyers Resume Strong Buying Patterns The upheaval in global financial markets over the past few years may have been unnerving for almost everyone, but among the hardest-hit group was first time home buyers, in Las Vegas and across the country. Many had to deal with the stress caused by an uncertain economy, […]
  • A Response to DTLV.com’s post about a McNeil Bubble

    Las Vegas Modern Homes
    16 May 2014 | 11:55 am
    A Response to DTLV.com’s post about a McNeil Bubble I recently had a few friends of mine email me links to an article about a possible bubble in McNeil, a super charming neighborhood near Downtown Las Vegas. First off, I want to say thank you to PJ Perez for recognizing how incredible this neighborhood is.  […]
  • 2731 Bryant Ave SOLD!

    Las Vegas Modern Homes
    10 May 2014 | 10:11 am
    2731 Bryant Ave SOLD! Felipe Crook from Realty One Group just sold 2731 Bryant Ave.  This stunning renovation in McNeil Manor was completely gutted and rebuilt to the joy of all the residents in this charming downtown adjacent neighborhood.  Many of the neighbors saw this property during the open houses and the comments tended to […]
  • Affordable Modern Homes in Las Vegas

    Las Vegas Modern Homes
    2 May 2014 | 4:31 pm
    More Affordable Modern Homes in Las Vegas Let’s face it, 90% of Las Vegas properties are Tuscan, Mediterranean, Spanish stucco boxes with not a lot of modern flair.  When I went to preview a new community in the Henderson area, I was so excited to see a builder actually filling the void of modern architecture […]
 
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    SBA 504 Loan Blog

  • The REAL Truth About SBA Loans

    Chris
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Last week, I got an email telling me that a new article about SBA loans had been published online. I’ve set up several Google Alerts so I can be notified when there’s news that pertains to my business and industry. (If you don’t use Google Alerts for your business, I recommend fixing that right away!) This email in particular told me about an article called “The Truth About SBA Loans” that appeared on the FOX Business Small Business Center. I clicked through and read the article with great interest, hoping to find some support for SBA loans and something I could…
  • 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…
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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 Friday, July 25, 2014

    Michael Kraus
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:27 am
    Yesterday bonds sold off following some positive economic data.  This morning we are seeing a bit of a rebound, but there’s a ways to go before we recoup yesterday’s losses.  Regardless, we’re talking about relatively small price changes that are coming with very low trading volumes. According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was unchanged this week at 4.13%.  Mortgage rates have now been in about a ten basis point range since the beginning of May. On this particular Friday in the summertime,…
  • Advantages to Choosing a Mortgage (Even When You Could Pay in Cash)

    Mark Scheets
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:07 am
    Many financial gurus spend most of their time discussing strategies for getting rid of debt — and that includes creating a plan to pay off your existing mortgage early or to save up enough cash to buy your next home outright. This idea sounds like a good one at first. If you’re interested in buying a second home to provide some passive income by renting the property to others, you’ll want to minimize your own monthly expenses in order to maximize your profit. Avoiding a mortgage and the monthly payment that comes with it will help you do just that. And you’ll save money…
  • Fixed Rates Unchanged, Yet Still at Year’s Low

    Mark Scheets
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:13 am
    Freddie Mac released its weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) indicating that fixed mortgage rates are unchanged compared to last week.  The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage for the week ending July 24, 2014 averaged 4.13%, which is down .18% compared to this time last year.  Because of rates remaining low, more potential home buyers are making the choice to no rent and actually purchase homes. Frank Nothaft, who is the vice president and chief economist at Freddie Mac commented: “Mortgage rates were little changed for the week with the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage remaining…
  • Is Real Estate Really Passive Income?

    Andrew Penner
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:50 am
    Many people think buying a second property for the purpose of renting the unit to tenants or investing in real estate will create a great form of passive income. But the reality can be far different. The majority of people don’t start with a turnkey operation that immediately generates income without the additional investment of time and energy. Being a landlord is a lot of work and effort. It requires that you accept a lot of responsibility and liability, And flipping houses is even more labor-intensive. In many cases, investors who wanted to sit back and watch the cash roll in get…
  • Current Mortgage Rates for Thursday, July 24, 2014

    Michael Kraus
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:19 am
      The dog days of summer continue. A wiser fella than myself once said, “sometimes you eat the bar, and sometimes, the bar, well he eats you.”  This morning the bear is eating us.  Bonds sold off swiftly this morning on the heels of a pretty good weekly jobs report.  We’ve since bounced back a little bit, but it looks like mortgage rates could be a little worse today than yesterday.  Quite honestly, mortgage backed securities have been trading in such a narrow range for so long now that small moves on the charts look bigger than they are.  I still don’t…
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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: Adams Homes

    Courtney Rogers
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Adams Homes joins us in studio for today’s All About Real Estate edition of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio.  Representing the team from Adams Homes is Judy Mapp, sales and marketing manager, and Michael Kruszynski, general manager of the Atlanta division. Adams Homes was founded in 1991 in Florida, and entered the Atlanta market in 2007 [...]
  • Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio: Dragon Con

    Courtney Rogers
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:49 am
    Welcome to this week’s Around Atlanta edition of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio featuring Dan Carroll, the media relations director of Dragon Con. Carroll began his career with Dragon Con as a volunteer, and was then selected as their spokesman in 2009. The Dragon Con festival takes place every Labor Day weekend in Atlanta, and this [...]
  • 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 [...]
 
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    My Moving Reviews

  • Moving from USA to New Zealand Guide

    Pamela Smith
    26 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    If you want to be a New Zealender or a Kiwi (colloquially), you have a difficult task of getting to know New Zealand and preparing your move. When moving to New Zealand from US you will need not only your dream to do it and your enthusiasm but also useful information on the country itself, […]
  • Moving To Saskatoon: Your City Of Bridges Relocation Guide

    Joshua Green
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:40 am
    Surrounded by beautiful nature and divided by a large winding river, Saskatoon is a thriving city that is well known for its lively atmosphere and rich and diverse culture. The large number of attractions, events and festivals attracts a steady flow of visitors who are eager to experience refreshing eateries, exciting nightlife and picturesque river […]
  • 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 […]
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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

  • Business rumor: Zillow in talks to buy Trulia?

    Florida Realtors® News
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:47 am
    SEATTLE – July 25, 2014 – A report yesterday from Bloomberg News claimed that Zillow was close to completing a deal to acquire or merge with Trulia based on information from “people with knowledge of the matter.” One of those people suggested that a deal could be announced within a week or two. Bloomberg also said the talks “are ongoing and may not lead to a deal.” News media outlets quickly picked up on the information, and it received wide coverage. However, neither Zillow nor Trulia commented on the rumor as a matter of corporate policy. Trulia also refused to…
  • Fewer underwater homes regain equity in 2Q

    Florida Realtors® News
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:10 am
    IRVINE, Calif. – July 24, 2014 – Nationwide, 9.1 million residential properties with a mortgage (17 percent) were “seriously underwater,” meaning the combined loan amount secured by the property is at least 25 percent higher than the property’s estimated market value, according to RealtyTrac’s U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report for the second quarter of 2014. The numbers signify a small percentage decrease (0.2 percent) in homes seriously underwater compared to the first quarter, but it’s still the lowest level since RealtyTrac began reporting negative…
  • U.S. files lawsuits against foreclosure relief firms

    Florida Realtors® News
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:09 am
    WASHINGTON – July 24, 2014 – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and 15 states, including Florida, announced a sweep against foreclosure relief scammers that used deceptive marketing tactics to rip off distressed owners. CFPB says it’s filing three lawsuits against companies and individuals that collected more than $25 million in illegal advance fees for services that falsely promised to prevent foreclosures or renegotiate troubled mortgages. The CFPB is seeking compensation for victims, civil fines and injunctions against the…
  • Fla. real estate licensee fees now 20% less

    Florida Realtors® News
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:08 am
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – July 24, 2014 – The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) introduced permanent fee cuts for Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC) licensees on July 1. DBPR says the permanent fee reductions will save real estate licensees, initial and renewals, an average $2.7 million each year. Brokers, sales associates, corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies (LLCs), limited liability partnerships and real estate instructors and schools will share in the savings. “DBPR’s revenue is generated directly from the pockets of…
  • NAR to Congress: More work to do on flood insurance

    Florida Realtors® News
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:06 am
    WASHINGTON – July 24, 2014 – In testimony before the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) said that Congressional action and the timely implementation of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act relieved property owners of costly premium hikes and stabilized housing markets. But more must be done. NAR said additional steps should be taken to fully address remaining issues. “The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) appears determined to get implementation right,” said NAR Flood Insurance Task Force…
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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

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    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

  • A 13th century school and church, Castletown (Isle of Man)

    Simon Costain
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:38 am
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  • Planning Applications

    Simon Costain
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:30 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/1qCicQq
  • 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
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  • Baker Park Real Estate Report – Summer 2014

    Karen Highland
    26 Jul 2014 | 6:10 am
    Baker Park Neighborhood Market Report Frederick Md Neighborhood Report: Baker Park Baker Park is an established neighborhood in center of Frederick that offers stately homes surrounding the 35 acre linear park. You’ll find many Victorian homes built in the first half of the 1900′s, some Colonials and Arts & Crafts homes also. Most of the homes were built on larger city lots, with lovely tree-lined streets. Baker Park, Frederick Md Area Information: Baker Park Boundaries: Baker Park Neighborhoods surround the linear park on both sides, for several blocks. Many times…
  • Negotiating Tips for Home Buyers

    Karen Highland
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:36 am
    Negotiating With Home Sellers Finding a Buyer’s Agent who is skilled in negotiating is a great start to buying a home. Negotiating in real estate is not like negotiating in the street market, or across the desk from a car salesman…thank goodness! In real estate, there are many moving parts. One of the misconceptions we hear is that negotiating a home sale is all about price.  While it certainly is the main concern for both parties, there are several other considerations that influence a home seller’s acceptance of an offer. Some Factors To Consider: Deposit:  The Earnest…
  • 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…
 
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  • 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 Creativity 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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  • Roscomare Elementary

    admin
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:39 pm
    Roscomare Elementary Address: 2425 Roscomare Rd Los Angeles CA 90077 Grades: K-5 Enrollment: 478 API: 967 (2013) Student Teacher Ratio: 23:1 School Demographics  Roscomare Elementary has a strong sense of community and caring Teachers The curriculum at Roscomare is set to meet the California Common Core standards, however the method of instruction is a little more progressive- the principal gives teachers a lot of latitude for choosing the style of instruction in their classroom. The school teaches the standards, but also something more than just academics- self confidence, critical…
  • John Thomas Dye

    admin
    26 Jul 2014 | 3:08 am
              John Thomas Dye  Address: 11414 Chalon Rd Los Angeles, CA 90049 Grades: K-6 Enrollment: 335 Student Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1 (one lead teacher and one teacher’s associate in each class so its really like 7 to 1) Demographics John Thomas Dye is not just Elementary school – it’s a Second Home! John Thomas Dye school is affectionately called JTD by its students, parents, and teachers. It holds one of the top spots on the short lists for best Elementary schools in the whole city. It is a Co-Ed Traditional Private School which means rigorous…
  • Warner Elementary School

    admin
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:05 am
      Warner Wildcat is Warner Elementary Mascot Quick Facts Warner Avenue Elementary Address: Warner Avenue Elementary is located in Westwood in the heart of Holmby Hills, very close to the Wilshire Corridor, UCLA and the Los Angeles Country Club 615 Holmby Ave Los Angeles CA 90024 Grades: K-5 Enrollment: 647 Students API: 960 (2013) Student teacher ratio 20:1 School Demographics Public School that feels Like a Private school! Warner is a traditional school that focuses on academics. Parent’s who favor progressive education usually don’t like it. The academics are very rigorous…
  • 8535 West Knoll

    admin
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:56 pm
    See all 8535 West Knoll Drive. (all data current as of 7/26/2014) $679,900 : 8535 West WEST KNOLL, Unit 305, West Hollywood 2 beds, 2 full baths Home size: 1,174 sq ft Lot size: 1.08 ac Year built: 1974 Parking spots: 2 Days on market: 4 $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: 118 Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer. West Knoll Condominiums Address: 8535 West Knoll Drive West Hollywood CA 90069 Summary 8535 West Knoll is a…
  • 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…
 
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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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  • 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

  • A Guide to Home Equity Loans

    Anita Clark Realtor
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:46 pm
    A Guide to Home Equity Loans This guide to Home Equity Loans should be helpful to homeowners who might be temporarily strapped for cash, perhaps in need of money to finance a child’s expensive college tuition, make unexpected home repairs or renovations, or take advantage of a new investment opportunities. In addition, this guide to […] The post A Guide to Home Equity Loans appeared first on 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.
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  • The Martin High Rise Condo For Sale, 4471 Dean Martin Dr., Unit #3404

    Debbie Drummond
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:25 pm
      If you’re ready to enjoy the carefree lifestyle in the heart of all the excitement, we have the perfect home for you. The Martin, 4471 Dean Martin Dr., Unit 3404 offers 2 bedrooms and 2 baths in 1111 sf of spacious living.  Situated on  Continue ReadingThe post The Martin High Rise Condo For Sale, 4471 Dean Martin Dr., Unit #3404 appeared first on .
  • 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 .
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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

  • Three Ways to Make Relocating to Louisville Easier

    Laura
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:43 am
    The Oatley TeamYou’ve made the big decision to relocate to Louisville, so now what?  We’ve compiled a list of all the things to make you comfortable in your new city.  This blog is written for those moving to Louisville but there are many helpful tips no matter where you are moving.  Get in touch with The Oatley […]Laura
  • 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
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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

  • The Omnipresent Real Estate Investor

    John Fedro
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:05 pm
    When people think of your real estate niche they should first think of you. Use the four methods below to start growing your local brand and spreading the word you are here to help and stay.The Omnipresent Real Estate Investor is a post from: 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
 
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    Philly Living Blog | Philadelphia Real Estate News & Articles

  • Phabulous Philly Home of the Week, II: 123 Church St.

    Sandy Smith
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Now that we have the latest renderings for this spectacular new home from the architect, we’d like to reintroduce you to this new construction home in Old City. Our second featured home of the week is a real stunner – a large, luxurious, elegant and stylish modern townhome in the neighborhood where Philadelphia was born. This Old City home really does merit the phrase “it has to be seen to be believed.” But right now, the only place where you can see it is online, for it’s under construction, with completion scheduled for the end of the  year. This is one of the…
  • Phabulous Philly Home of the Week: 400-26 S. Broad St., #3001

    Sandy Smith
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you’ve always wanted to feel like you’re living on top of the world, now’s your chance to go for it. Now on the market for the first time is this palatial bi-level penthouse condo atop the Symphony House, the Avenue of the Arts’ most prestigious address. This elegant unit features a wraparound terrace on its north and west sides, accessible from the living room, dining room, kitchen and family room, with panoramic views of the city skyline. Floor-to-ceiling windows bring the outdoors and plenty of light into all of the lower level spaces. But that’s just the…
  • Buildings Then and Now: When the Grant ran out

    Sandy Smith
    26 Jul 2014 | 6:14 am
    1026-44 Market St., the former W.T. Grant Co. store, today. Photo by the author. You may have noticed that over the past few weeks, we’ve devoted some attention to America’s first mass general merchandisers, the “five and dime” stores that anchored many a neighborhood business district. All of the great variety-store chains of yesteryear are now gone; their former roles are now played by two distinct but similar businesses – discount department stores, several of which evolved from five-and-dimes, and “dollar stores” that offer a smaller selection of…
  • Lunchtime Quick Hits

    Sandy Smith
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:03 am
    “Separate but (not quite) equal” roars back to life in a Manhattan luxury condo development – by law, one columnist notes; Northern Liberties Neighbors Association Zoning Committee Chair Larry Freedman explains how his organization fights the scourge of the garage-front row home; speaking of parking, the only way we will know for sure whether the parking problem is as bad as many residents say it is, or whether we are managing our on-street parking properly, is to have accurate numbers anyone can crunch; and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules that home sellers can keep…
  • Are Bromley mill repairs a harbinger of more to come?

    Matt Stringer
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    In August 2012, several months before the fire at the former Buck Hosiery factory in East Kensington, Jesse Muñoz bought the John Bromley & Sons Ingrain Carpet factory, aka Bromley mill, or “white elephant,” across the street from the doomed factory at 2301 N. Front St. Redeveloping the Bromley mill had been his dream for years. With information scant on Philadelphia’s Licenses and Inspections Web site and not much on the meeting minutes at the East Kensington Neighbors Association, one can only make an educated guess at what’s going at the factory—and that is…
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    The Truth About Mortgage.com

  • Is Zillow About to Buy Trulia for Billions of Dollars?

    Colin Robertson
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:15 pm
    There were several reports floating around today that Zillow is in talks to buy its smaller rival Trulia for a whole lot of money, despite spokespeople for both companies declining to comment.  But these rumors generally turn out to be true. Yesterday, Trulia was valued at about $1.5 billion. Today, after the rumors surfaced, the [&hellip
  • 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
 
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    Atlanta Real Estate Forum

  • Architexture: Old Time Look, Present Day Technology

    Construction Resources
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Throughout the past year, the flooring industry has observed a new retro trend, a comeback of the hardwood flooring look from years past. Now, Construction Resources’ Builders Floor Covering & Tile is hopping on the bandwagon and providing new hardwood flooring options to give our customers the distressed, soft scraped, rustic look they are looking [...]
  • Del Webb Offering New Home Sites at Hoschton Active Adult Community

    Pulte Homes
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:55 am
    Nestled in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains is an award-winning active adult community from Del Webb, the nation’s premier active adult builder. Village at Deaton Creek, located in Hoschton, offers buyers an unmatched lifestyle with beautiful homes, resort-style amenities and a fantastic location. At Village at Deaton Creek, buyers can choose from a variety [...]
  • Engel & Völkers Buckhead Atlanta Hires New Home Advisor

    Engel & Volkers
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:28 am
    Engel & Völkers Buckhead Atlanta is excited to announce the hiring of a new home advisor. Jeff Harper’s nearly 20 years of real estate experience has prepared him to manage the sales at The Springs at Sterling on the Lake, built by Newland Communities in Flowery Branch. “Jeff’s enthusiasm and passion for the housing industry shine [...]
  • Buying New Construction Offers Long-Term Financial Benefits

    Keystone
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:58 am
    When you decide it’s time to move, determining whether you should buy a new construction home or an existing home can be a challenge. There are many advantages to each, and with every buyer’s situation being different, the benefits of buying new or existing may be different. However, the team at Keystone Homes believes that [...]
  • The Orchards of East Cherokee Down to Final 10 Opportunities

    Orchards Group
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Sales are booming in active adult communities around metro Atlanta, and The Orchards Group’s Cherokee County community is no exception! At The Orchards of East Cherokee, the popular active adult builder has seen 13 homes sold since June 1, 2014, bringing the total number of homes sold so far this year to 31! With such a [...]
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  • 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- Barbara Grassey

    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- Barbara Grassey 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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  • A-maizeing theft: Romanian home replaced by corn field

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:38 am
    Photo: Facebook (via Vice) Pascali, aged 40, contacted the local police to inform them that his home had been removed. The property, which was built for his father, had been taken apart piece by piece, leaving just "a pile of gravel and a few stones", he told Vice. The house was broken into before in 1996, when thieves took the fridge and all its edible contents. Now, though, Pascali is facing a surplus of food: someone had not just removed his home but planted a field of corn in its place. "I had been worried about thieves maybe breaking in and stealing the television or something, and so I…
  • Average British rent exceeds £1,000

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:03 am
    The average advertised rent for Great Britain has risen 2.46 per cent in the second quarter of 2014 compared to the first period of three months. The average rate has now exceeded £1,000 for the first time.Advertised rents peaked in the last week of June when they reached £1,018 per month, after continuing on an upward trend for more than 12 months. The London market has contributed significantly to the increase in the national average advertised rent. Rents in the capital are continuing to grow at a much faster rate than any of the other regions, increasing more than £70 in…
  • Turkish property prices up 12pc

    25 Jul 2014 | 9:58 am
    Photo: King Brian New home prices have risen by 12.05 per cent according to the latest data released by real estate analysts Reidin-GYODER, which agents believe suggets values will continue on an upward trajectory this year. Indeed, Turkey's economy has enjoyed robust growth this year.Adil Yaman, Director of Istanbul based property company, Universal21, comments: “At the start of the year, there were some question marks around the direction Turkey's economy would take in 2014."Nontheless, political unrest, which had been a destabilising factor at the beginning of the year has…
  • First time buyer sales up over 25pc

    25 Jul 2014 | 9:46 am
    Data from LSL Property Services shows that the 30,000 more first-time buyers got onto the housing ladder in the first six months of 2014 than in the same period last year.There were 146,600 first-time buyer transactions between January and June this year, a rise of 27 per cent and the strongest opening six months in seven years. Indeed, the last time the opening half of a year saw more first-time buyer sales was in 2007 (181,500 transactions),  before the financial crisis began to bite.On a monthly basis, there were 26,500 first-time buyer sales in June, 10 per cent more than twelve…
  • Young people squeezed out of housing market

    25 Jul 2014 | 9:40 am
    Photo credit: Boyce Duprey 21 per cent of people aged under 35 owned a home between the years of 2008 and 2009, but that fell to 18 per cent between 2012 and 2013, as the number of wannabe house buyers turned to renting instead. Indeed, tenants aged 25 to 34 jumped from 31 per cent in 2008/09 to 45 per cent in 2012/13. As a result, not only are young Brits finding themselves unable to afford owning a home, but also, in a cruel twist of irony, are spending more of their money on housing. 20 per cent of owner occupiers' income is spent on mortgages, according to the report, while 40 per…
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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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    PropertyMetrics

  • Understanding Replacement Reserves in Commercial Real Estate

    propertymetrics
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:52 am
    The topic of replacement reserves is often confusing for commercial real estate professionals. How much should be set aside for replacement reserves? Should replacement reserves be included in net operating income? How do replacement reserves impact cap rates and value? In this article we’re going to take a closer look at reserves for replacement, clear up the confusion, and also tackle some common misconceptions. What are Replacement Reserves? First of all, what are replacement reserves? Replacement Reserves are funds set aside that provide for the periodic replacement of building…
  • What You Should Know About The Time Value of Money

    Robert Schmidt
    17 Jun 2014 | 5:31 am
    Being completely comfortable with the time value of money is critical when working in the field of finance and commercial real estate. The time value of money is impossible to ignore when dealing with loans, investment analysis, capital budgeting, and many other financial decisions. It’s a fundamental building block that the entire field of finance is built upon. And yet, many finance and commercial real estate professionals still lack a solid working knowledge of time value of money concepts and they consistently make the same common mistakes. In this article we take a deep dive into…
  • What is IRR and How Does it Work?

    Robert Schmidt
    9 Jun 2014 | 8:51 am
    The internal rate of return (IRR) is a widely used investment performance measure in commercial real estate, yet it’s also widely misunderstood. What is IRR exactly? How is it used and what are its limitations? In this article we’ll discuss what IRR is and how it works. We will also identify some common misconceptions and finally clarify these ideas with some relevant examples. What is IRR? First of all, what is IRR? Simply stated, the Internal rate of return (IRR) for an investment is the percentage rate earned on each dollar invested for each period it is invested. IRR is also…
  • How The Breakeven Occupancy Ratio Works

    propertymetrics
    29 Apr 2014 | 9:57 am
    The breakeven occupancy ratio is one of the less frequently used ratios in commercial real estate, yet it’s also one of the most practical and useful ratios to know. It’s also especially important to lenders when underwriting investment commercial real estate loans. In this short article we discuss how the breakeven occupancy ratio works, why it’s important, and then we tie it all together with a clear example. Breakeven Occupancy Ratio First of all, what is the breakeven occupancy formula and how is it calculated? As shown above, the breakeven occupancy ratio is simply the…
  • Apartment Investing Case Study

    Robert Schmidt
    27 Apr 2014 | 7:38 am
    In this article we are going to conduct an investment analysis on a 140 unit apartment building acquisition. We’ll walk through the process of forecasting cash flows and also explain the calculations needed to determine investment value. Read on as we take a deep dive into the world of apartment investing. Apartment Investment Case Study Objectives First, before we jump into the details of this investment analysis, let’s quickly go over our objectives. Here’s what we’ll accomplish in this case study: Forecast the before tax cash flows over a 5 year holding period for a…
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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…
  • 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…
  • Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society 2014 Historic House Tour on July 12

    Lucy Kelts Blogger
    24 Jun 2014 | 12:11 pm
    The Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society will hold its 2014 Home Tour on Saturday, July 12, from 1 to 4 p.m.  This year’s tour will feature the rarely seen, historic Row Houses in the Village of Rancho Santa Fe on Paseo Delicias that date back to the founding community in the mid-1920s. Of the five Row Houses, four are known to have been designed by Lilian Rice, the architect commissioned by the Santa Fe Land Improvement Company to be in charge of the design of Rancho Santa Fe.  The fifth house is also believed to be her design. The Row Houses today stand among Rice’s finest achievements.
 
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    Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors

  • The Omnipresent Real Estate Investor

    John Fedro
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:05 pm
    When people think of your real estate niche they should first think of you. Use the four methods below to start growing your local brand and spreading the word you are here to help and stay.The Omnipresent Real Estate Investor is a post from: 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
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    Real Estate News - The Housing Block

  • Luxurious Pearl Bay Home By Gavin Maddock Design Studio

    The Housing Block
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:06 pm
    Luxurious Pearl Bay Home Gavin Maddock Design Studio is located in a small town of Yzerfontein in South Africa. This pristine contemporary home is located on the west coast 90kms north of Cape Town – bordered by a nature reserve adjoining the ocean. Sites like this don’t come much more spectacular. Taking full advantage of the ocean views and responding to the coastal dune context, Gavin Maddock describes it as ‘a glorious site’. The client wanted a holiday house she would eventually retire to. The brief called for a ‘modern’ house with ocean views and a strict observance of a…
  • What is a Construction Mortgage?

    The Housing Block
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:28 pm
    Image Source: stephenfoster.ca If you’re thinking of building your own home, a construction mortgage can help provide you with the financing you’re looking for. Why purchase a resale home, when you can build one instead? When you build your own home, the options are endless – you can choose the perfect location along with the finishing touches on your home. Unless you have a lot of money stashed away for a rainy day, you’ll need to get a construction mortgage to finance building your new home. A construction mortgage differs from a residential mortgage. You’ll need a lot more than a…
  • 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…
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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

  • You Can Get It If You Really Want: Inspiration from Jimmy Cliff

    Ali
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Today we are drawing inspiration for lifestyle design from the legendary Jimmy Cliff….To listen to his amazingly motivation song, click here for the Youtube link!What do you really want out of your life? Life is short, right? We all know that. There’s no known end – there’s just now: right now. Don’t delay. If there is something out there that you really want – well then, by all means: go for it with complete passion. Stop holding back. Stop daydreaming. Start doing. We’ve compiled a list of questions and ideas to kickstart your new lifestyle design…
  • 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…
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    Point2 Agent Real Estate Marketing Blog

  • Oust Your Competition with 5 Secret Sales Strategies [Webinar Recording]

    Geneva Ives
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Did you know that people spend 3x more time on Facebook than any other website? If you want to meet new prospects and convert more leads, you’ve got to go where your customers are! Social media is here to stay, and there’s a right way and a wrong way to use your social channels to drive business. Yesterday’s webinar with Terri Murphy and guest expert Shaun Nilsson from CityBlast showed us exactly what we should be doing to stand out to today’s online consumers. Terri and Shaun shared the do’s and don’ts of social media for real estate agents. Shaun says…
  • Infographic: 5 BAD IDEAS for Real Estate Websites

    Geneva Ives
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:25 am
    What makes a bad website? You know it when you see it. You know it when you immediately click the back button or close the window or call your coworker over to see just how bad it really is. But do you know what components are making you have that reaction? In this infographic, we highlight 5 of the biggest website turn-offs we see on a regular basis. And, because we don’t believe in only sharing bad news, we also tell you exactly how to fix them. Five bad ideas for real estate websites and five constructive tips, coming right up: Share this Image On Your Site Please include attribution to…
  • 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…
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    Keeping Current Matters

  • NAR's June Existing Home Sales Report [INFOGRAPHIC]

    The KCM Crew
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
  • 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…
 
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  • 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

  • Washington Monument Inspires VCs and Angels to Fund Startups

    admin
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:06 am
    The Soho Loft Media Group and FundingPost presented the VCs and Angels Conference in Washington, DC 23 July 2014 with the support from Victoria Global Corporate Communications. PRLog - Jul. 25, 2014 - Everyone from a startup entrepreneur with a great business idea,  a veteran businessman with a tested product and awesome service,  a venture capitalist or an angel investor seeking for the next big thing in innovation, gathered in DC last Wednesday. The DC VC & Angel Event discussed trends in early-stage investing, areas of interest to VCs and Angels, and the how-to’s on delivering…
  • 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

    admin
    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

    admin
    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

    admin
    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…
 
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    Dubai Real Estate Property Blog | Better Homes LLC.

  • The Park or The Bay?

    27 Jul 2014 | 7:08 am
    There’s no doubt Dubai’s growth is staggering with a host of exciting new areas now open. From high rise living to gated communities, we look at two districts to help you decide which is right for you.   JUMEIRAH PARK Just behind JLT, between Discovery Gardens and Emirates Hills, you’ll find Dubai's newest residential district, Jumeirah Park. Developed by Nakheel, the community contains more than 2000 villas, spread across 350 hectares.     The district is laid out in three clusters, each with its own theme: Heritage, Regional and Legacy. Villas are available…
  • 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…
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    ForeclosurePhilippines.com

  • (Registration Closed!) New Venue: Usapang Foreclosed Property Investing Seminar On July 26, 2014

    Jay Castillo
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Updated July 25, 2014: The online registration and paid reservations are already closed as the maximum number of attendees have been reached. Those who paid in advance will be prioritized and the event organizers will no longer entertain walk-ins. 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,…
  • (Registration Closed!) See You At The Usapang Foreclosed Property Investing Seminar On July 26, 2014

    Jay Castillo
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:50 pm
    Updated July 25, 2014: The online registration and paid reservations are already closed as the maximum number of attendees have been reached. Those who paid in advance will be prioritized and the event organizers will no longer entertain walk-ins. 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”…
  • 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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    HotPads Blog

  • Decorating Hacks For Small Bathrooms

    Tara Scott-Johnson
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:13 pm
    A bathroom renovation can be an expensive undertaking, but a bathroom decorating project is a budget-friendly way to spruce up even the smallest of rooms. You spend a considerable amount of time in your bathroom. This space should be as beautiful and functional as the rest of your home. Small bathrooms are usually low on storage space, use these inspiring storage ideas to create your one-of-a-kind powder room. Concealed Storage Photo credit: Black Band Design A wall mounted storage cabinet with doors installed over the toilet hides away all those bathroom items that you don’t want in plain…
  • The Month in HotPosts: July

    Joanna McGuire
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Summer is here and you’ve deserved that beach getaway. Stay up on your reading with our July reading roundup and don’t forget the SPF! Summertime is hectic, we know. Between weddings, the 4th of July, music festivals, and all of those darn people who seem to be born in July, its hard to stay up on your reading. Here’s a round-up of the latest and greatest in HotPosts in case you’ve been busy with, other things: 9 Things Native San Franciscans Love About Their City There is truly something for everyone in this city of ours, but what do the natives do for fun? Our…
  • How To Find A Wealth Manager in San Francisco

    Vanessa Richardson
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Work for a tech startup? This may be your ultimate dream: Your company launched an IPO, got bought by Google, or made some other move that suddenly made you wealthy. That would be great news for you, but it would also mean you’ll have to make a slew of new — and often more complicated — financial decisions. Are you prepared to do that? Nancy Hawke, a wealth manager with Wetherby Asset Management in San Francisco, has helped many young, single and suddenly-rich San Franciscans adjust to their new financial status. HotPads asked her for the advice and tips she gives to those who…
  • 8 Ingenious Products and Hacks for the Aspiring Urban Gardener

    Marcia Simmons
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Country mouse with a green thumb stuck in the city? No problem. | Photo courtesy of Wooly Pockets.  If you enjoy living in a thriving urban center but also want to exercise your green thumb, there are easy solutions. With space-saving designs, innovative gardening products and some DIY ingenuity, you, city dweller, can grow your own vegetables and herbs in your apartment or even on the smallest patch of outdoor space. Here are some ways you can turn a small corner of your suave city pad into a miniature farmers market: 1. Grow Bean Sprouts in a Jar Anyone can grow nutrient-rich bean sprouts…
  • 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…
 
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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 Life

  • 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

  • Care and Maintenance of the Septic System of a Modular Home

    admin
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Maintenance of a septic system installed in a modular home is similar with the stick built home’s septic system. Nowadays, taking care of your septic system is not that difficult because there are lots of modern equipments available. Simple as their design may be, septic systems require the homeowner to monitor them before problems arise. Usually, simple solutions are too late when the problem in the septic system occurs or become obvious. But if you follow the basic guidelines in maintaining the septic system of a modular home you can attain a worry free seepage disposal. Pump Out Your…
  • Rules and Regulation for Septic System installation In a Modular Home

    admin
    26 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Everything that is installed or placed in a modular home follows a certain rule. The rules and regulation in having a septic system also pursue rules and regulations. These rules and regulations enhances the quality of the system and ensures that each subcontractors perform their work properly. Size of the Septic Tank Again, regulations vary, but in many areas a minimum tank size of 1,000 gallons is required in most residential applications. This requirement can change/increase if the home is especially large or contains more then three of four bedrooms. Location of the Septic Tank to the…
  • Requirements for the Installation of a Septic System in a Modular Home

    admin
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    When it comes to connecting a home to a septic system, a modular home and a site-built home connect same way. They both have to have a building permit prior to the installation. Tests to determine the soil condition is also one of the factors required before the integration of the septic system to the modular home. Permit and Perc Test of a Septic System in a Modular Home A permit is needed for the installation of a septic system in a modular home. This is usually obtained through the housing or building department or health department of your county. The county geologist runs a perc test to…
  • Understanding the Septic System of a Modular Home and Its Function

    admin
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Among the first things you need to know in a modular home construction is the septic system. As a homeowner, you must be aware of the parts of the system and how each part functions to decipher what needs to be done during its maintenance phase or if it requires repairs. A septic system of a modular home is primarily compose of the septic tank, and drain field. Other parts are found inside the bathroom or comfort room of a modular home, which are often represented by the toilet bowl. Each element in the septic system has roles to keep the system from overflowing. Septic System of a Modular…
  • Cost of Installing a Septic System in a Modular Home

    admin
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    The cost of having a septic system installed in a modular home depends on a number of factors. These factors would focused on the size of the septic tank, building permit fees, and labor cost. The complexity of the septic design can also contribute to the cost of septic system installation. The price of septic system installation relies also on the location of your modular home. Size of The Septic Tank Availability and prices of septic tanks for a modular home differ from one place to another, but poor soils and extra bedrooms will simply cost you more.  A1000 gal tank is recommended for…
 
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    Tumlis : Blog

  • Top Three Questions Asked Most About Tumlis REALizer at Inman

    Wendell Tumlis Inc
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:09 pm
    We just got back from Inman Connect, 2014. We had a fantastic and info-rich experience that we wrote about while checking out lots of cutting-edge and helpful technology just for agents. What we didn’t cover fully is that our REALizer was launched there… Read more › The post Top Three Questions Asked Most About Tumlis REALizer at Inman 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.
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    Zillow Blog - Real Estate Market Stats, Celebrity Real Estate, and Zillow News

  • What Millennials and Boomers Need to Know About Condos

    Brendon DeSimone
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Whether you’re just starting out, upgrading or downsizing to your ultimate retirement pad, choosing a home is both a financial and a practical consideration. For millennials just starting out, saving up for the down payment and getting qualified for a loan can be financially stressful. For many baby boomers, the considerations are more practical than financial. Downsizing from a large home is appealing because the responsibilities that come with homeownership can be burdensome as we age. There is a great option worth considering by both millennials and boomers: condominium ownership. Owning…
  • Housing Experts: Don’t Paint All Millennials With the Same Broad Brush

    Cory Hopkins
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:52 am
    Jason Furman, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, delivers the keynote address at Zillow’s housing forum. Experts at Zillow’s fifth housing forum in Washington, D.C., warned against discounting the diversity of the millennial generation, shed light on issues that could impact future housing mobility and argued over the merits of urbanizing the suburbs. The forum, “The Big Picture: A Longer Term Perspective on Housing,” brought together top housing economists, researchers and policymakers from across the nation to debate the issues that will have the largest impact on…
  • Homes Near Good Schools in the Fastest-Growing Cities

    Emily Heffter
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:21 pm
    New U.S. Census Bureau data revealed cities in the South and West dominated the list of fastest-growing places. Since more parents are seeking jobs in those areas, Zillow teamed up with GreatSchools, the leading national source of school performance information for parents, to find homes near highly-ranked schools in those cities. We examined the 35 most populous cities and then ranked them by population change between 2010 and 2013. Considering many families are looking for spaces with enough room, we looked for homes with 3 and 4 bedrooms. Check out these homes for sale in the top 10…
  • Renee Zellweger Selling Connecticut Country Home

    Emily Heffter
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:37 am
    You had me at seven fireplaces (and a bread oven). Source: IMDb Actress Renee Zellweger’s Connecticut country home, on the market for $1.6 million, is hardly roughing it. The luxury farmhouse, built in 1770 and updated in 2004, is a stylish and luxurious country getaway. Set on 38 acres overlooking the Quinebaug River in rural Pomfret Center, the retreat at 96 Cotton Rd is 3,463 square feet with a top-of-the-line kitchen, a bread oven in the family room and a swimming pool. The updated home has old-fashioned charm with exposed beams and architectural details. There is also a…
  • 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: $11.38 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 Auerbach did something unique when Landry started designing her dream home in Pacific Palisades: She flew him to Spain, with her,…
 
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  • How to Make your Property Investment Foolproof

    25 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    According to a February 2014 report by the financial services giant Morgan Stanley, US millionaires are going to make an increased number of real-estate investments. Investment pros believe that residential/commercial property purchases will be the number one choice for alternative investment in 2014.
  • Own a House for $10,000? Too Good to be true?

    10 Jun 2014 | 4:30 am
    Property. We’ve all heard the rags to riches stories. But that first bit can be a little confusing.
  • Chicago, USA vs Manchester, UK. Which rental market is better?

    7 Jun 2014 | 1:54 am
    In previous posts, we've show cased a condo on Chicago's waterfront. Priced at $68,000/€50,000/£41,000 USD with a yield of 29% it certainly looks like a great opportunity for investment.  But how does it stand up to a comparable property in the UK?
  • What's this property REALLY worth?

    6 Jun 2014 | 7:53 am
    Valuing property to estimate potential capital gain at  a future date can be tricky. Do you consider comparable prices? Or the median price for the neighbourhood? What about prices relative to the historical trend? Supply and demand? 
  • Is this The Safest Property Market in the World

    5 Jun 2014 | 3:13 am
      Private investors sometimes believe developing countries offer attractive investment opportunities at affordable prices. Whilst the price issue cannot be denied, it ignores more fundamental risks posed by emerging markets. 
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  • Real estate agent advice: Interview with Richard Schulman

    Andrew Gale
    30 Jun 2014 | 8:02 pm
    http://richardschulman.com/ First, tell us a little bit about who you are and how you got started:  I was running a small house painting business and saw the opportunity in real estate in 2003 when the market was just taking off. I got my license and never painted again!   Did you ever expect to be as successful as you are now?  This is certainly a surprise. I didn’t start with a master plan or expectations of huge success…but I am quite happy with the result. I did $54M two years ago and $62M last year. My first year was about $4.5M in sales and I hope to hit $80M this…