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  • Are Mortgage Calculators Actually Accurate?

    The Truth About Mortgage.com
    Colin Robertson
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Time for more mortgage Q&A: “Are mortgage calculators accurate?” Just about anyone looking to buy a property or refinance will rely upon a calculator to get a better understanding of what their monthly payment might be. But not all mortgage calculators are created equal – in fact, some totally miss the mark. For that reason, [&hellip
  • 7 steps to build a Google Plus real estate following

    Inman News
    Guest Contributor
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    By now you are surely signed up with Google Plus. You know it’s an important platform to help grow your real estate business, but it doesn’t seem to be helping you as much as you had hoped. In fact, you may even blame its lack of success on the limited traffic the site seems to be bringing you. Well, I have news for you: There are millions of Google Plus users logging on every day. So if you aren’t getting their attention, it’s all on you ...
  • Handy Tips for Moving Out of State

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    CJ Brasiel
    5 Aug 2014 | 11:33 am
    Right now we’re at the height of the moving season. During the summer peak, millions of North Americans will change temporarily or forever their addresses for different reasons – a new career challenge, a better home in a nice neighborhood, moving away to college or retirement and relocation in search of a more tranquil life. […]
  • Salt Spring Island, 2014

    Salt Spring Island Real Estate
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    10 Aug 2014 | 11:40 am
  • 10 Top Tips for Buying Property “Off The Plan”

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    Rolf Howard
    4 Sep 2014 | 9:06 pm
    Buying property “off the plan” means committing to buying property in a new development before construction is completed- often before it has even begun. It is a popular move, especially among... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    WSJ.com: Real Estate

  • A Country Retreat in Australia

    21 Sep 2014 | 7:56 pm
    This early-20th-century home, which overlooks a lake near the country's southeast coast, doubles as a guesthouse for artists and writers.
  • College Building Booms, and City Reaps Benefits

    19 Sep 2014 | 8:28 pm
    Spending on higher-education construction in New York City will top $2 billion this year and will continue near that level for the next three years, according to a new survey by a building industry trade group.
  • Mall Empire Expands With $4.3 Billion Deal

    19 Sep 2014 | 12:39 pm
    David Simon's spun-off real-estate investment trust, Washington Prime Group, said it would purchase Glimcher Realty Trust, another mall REIT, in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $4.3 billion.
  • Massimiliano Fuksas on Home Sweet Rome

    19 Sep 2014 | 10:50 am
    Architect Massimiliano Fuksas and his wife, Doriana, open up in their penthouse home. Take a look at how the couple achieved a blissful harmony by juxtaposing the seriousness of Modernism with the playfulness of postwar Italian art.
  • America's Little Literary Town

    19 Sep 2014 | 6:29 am
    More than a dozen top authors have moved to the tiny town of Hillsborough, N.C., finding both community and quietude (except maybe at Halloween).
 
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    Commercial Real Estate News

  • We Energies plans $62M coal storage expansion in Oak Creek

    Rich Kirchen
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:38 pm
    We Energies plans to spend $62 million expanding its outdoor coal storage capacity and related facilities for its Oak Creek plants. If the Milwaukee-based unit of Wisconsin Energy Corp. can attain the necessary approvals, construction would start in 2015 and be completed by 2017, spokesman Brian Manthey said Monday. The project is designed to allow for a more reliable source of coal when inventories run low, Manthey said. The company’s Oak Creek plants’ storage capacity is low compared with…
  • Martinez, King pitch to Albuquerque real estate community

    Damon Scott
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:37 pm
    The Albuquerque area real estate, construction and development community came out en masse Monday for a forum featuring Gov. Susana Martinez and her Democratic challenger, Attorney General Gary King. A sold-out ballroom of more than 500 people at the Albuquerque Marriott sat through what was billed as a forum and not a debate, with a series of questions that were determined in advance. It is the first time the two candidates appeared on stage together since King became the Democratic nominee. Martinez…
  • NAI to re-enter San Antonio's and Austin's real estate markets

    Tricia Lynn Silva
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:33 pm
    NAI Houston, a major player in the commercial real estate industry, is expanding to San Antonio and Austin, according to sister publication the Houston Business Journal. The company's headquarters will remain in Houston. However, it will be looking to hire local partners and lease office space in both cities. Three locally based firms had, in the past been affiliated with NAI: Rohde Ottmers Siegel Realty, Colglazier Properties and REOC San Antonio. All three, however, ultimately ended their alliance…
  • Cassidy Turley real estate firm bought by equity group

    Tristan Navera
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Cassidy Turley, a commercial real estate firm with Dayton-area operations, will be acquired by equity group TPG. In a deal announced Tuesday, Cassidy Turley will sell 100 percent of its equity interests to an affiliate of DTZ Investment Holdings, backed by TPG, PAG Asia Capital and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. Cassidy Turley will merge operations with DTZ and create a full-service commercial real estate services company with more than 28,200 employees and $2.9 billion in revenue. The company…
  • Inside Look: Cityplace, Forest City's newest $100M high-rise in West Village

    Candace Carlisle
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:13 pm
    After nearly two years of construction, Forest City Enterprises Inc. (NYSE: FCEA and FCEB), in a joint venture with AIG Global Real Estate and a partnership with Cityplace Co., is moving residents into the new $100 million, 21-story West Village tower. The 381-apartment, 472,000-square-foot tower, known as 3700M, sits at 3700 McKinney Ave. adjacent to the West Village neighborhood, a mixed-use destination north of Uptown. The development, which was paid in part by tax increment financing and EB-5…
 
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    Paper Economy

  • Industrial Production: August 2014

    SoldAtTheTop
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:31 am
    Yesterday, the Federal Reserve released their monthly read of industrial production and capacity utilization showing a decrease in August with total industrial production falling 0.10% since July but still rising 4.12% above the level seen in August 2013. Capacity utilization also declined falling 0.37% from July but rising 1.23% above the level seen in August 2013 to stand at 78.81%
  • Employment Situation: Nonfarm Payrolls and Civilian Unemployment August 2014

    SoldAtTheTop
    5 Sep 2014 | 11:07 am
    Today's Employment Situation Report indicated that in August, net non-farm payrolls increased by 142,000 jobs overall with the private non-farm payrolls sub-component adding 134,000 jobs while the civilian unemployment rate declined to 6.1% over the same period.Net private sector jobs increased 0.11% since last month climbing 2.12% above the level seen a year ago and climbing 1.34% above the peak level of employment seen in December 2007 prior to the Great Recession.
  • Employment Situation: Total Unemployment August 2014

    SoldAtTheTop
    5 Sep 2014 | 10:56 am
    Today's Employment Situation report showed that in August “total unemployment” including all marginally attached workers declined to 12.0% while the traditionally reported unemployment rate also fell to 6.1%.The traditional unemployment rate is calculated from the monthly household survey results using a fairly explicit definition of “unemployed” (essentially unemployed and currently looking for full time employment) leaving many workers to be considered effectively “on the margin” either employed in part time work when full time is preferred or simply unemployed and no…
  • Reading Rates: MBA Application Survey – August 20 2014

    SoldAtTheTop
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:48 pm
    The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) publishes the results of a weekly applications survey that covers roughly 50 percent of all residential mortgage originations and tracks the average interest rate for 30 year and 15 year fixed rate mortgages as well as the volume of both purchase and refinance applications. The purchase application index has been highlighted as a particularly important data series as it very broadly captures the demand side of residential real estate for both new and existing home purchases. The latest data is showing that the average rate for a 30 year fixed rate…
  • Homebuilder Blues: NAHB/Wells Fargo Home Builder Ratings August 2014

    SoldAtTheTop
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Recently, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) released their latest Housing Market Index (HMI) showing that assessments of housing activity improved notably in August with the composite HMI index climbing to 55 from 53 the prior month while the "buyer traffic" index rose to a level of 42.Looking at the data, its pretty clear that while there was a bit of a pullback in activity earlier in the year, homebuilder sentiment and, in particular, assessments of buyer activity have improved.
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    Residential Real Estate News

  • The Facebook factor: Menlo Park seeks guidance on growth amid skepticism toward development

    Lauren Hepler
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Menlo Park may be rich, but city planners aren't banking on Sand Hill Road's concentration of tech wealth to propel future growth. Fresh off a huge new $101 million Facebook Inc. expansion, the Peninsula city is moving forward with a new 20-year development strategy in the form of a new general plan that prioritizes mobility, more modern zoning rules and the ever-contentious issue of "neighborhood character." But the push comes after another recent planning initiative in the city of just over 30,000…
  • Two Local 401 Ironworkers plead guilty to RICO, arson, related offenses

    Jeff Blumenthal
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Two members of the Ironworkers Local 401 pleaded guilty today to RICO conspiracy, arson, and related charges in federal court in Philadelphia. Sentencing hearings for Sean O’Donnell and William Gillin are scheduled in January in front of U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson. The guilty pleas come a month after four of the 10 Ironworkers members — leader Joseph Dougherty; ex-business agents Christopher Prophet and William O’Donnell; and member Richard Ritchie — pleaded not guilty and will…
  • Meet the Fast 100: Houston homebuilder matures to a size that's "right for us"

    Paul Takahashi
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Newmark Homes Houston Inc. has grown rapidly in Houston’s hot housing market. In fact, the Houston homebuilder came in at No. 66 on the Houston Business Journal’s 2014 Fast 100 List, which ranked local companies by their two-year revenue growth. Newmark’s revenues grew 87 percent, from $77.6 million in 2011 to $145 million in 2013. The greatest challenge facing Newmark Homes is keeping up with homebuyer demand, according to the company. To focus and improve on its current projects, Newmark…
  • Martinez, King pitch to Albuquerque real estate community

    Damon Scott
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:37 pm
    The Albuquerque area real estate, construction and development community came out en masse Monday for a forum featuring Gov. Susana Martinez and her Democratic challenger, Attorney General Gary King. A sold-out ballroom of more than 500 people at the Albuquerque Marriott sat through what was billed as a forum and not a debate, with a series of questions that were determined in advance. It is the first time the two candidates appeared on stage together since King became the Democratic nominee. Martinez…
  • Cassidy Turley real estate firm bought by equity group

    Tristan Navera
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Cassidy Turley, a commercial real estate firm with Dayton-area operations, will be acquired by equity group TPG. In a deal announced Tuesday, Cassidy Turley will sell 100 percent of its equity interests to an affiliate of DTZ Investment Holdings, backed by TPG, PAG Asia Capital and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. Cassidy Turley will merge operations with DTZ and create a full-service commercial real estate services company with more than 28,200 employees and $2.9 billion in revenue. The company…
 
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    WSJ.com: Commercial Real Estate

  • The Hidden Income in Your Home

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Sites like Airbnb turn ordinary homeowners into landlords—and change the economics of real estate.
  • How to Play the Real-Estate Market (Before It's Too Late)

    22 Sep 2014 | 8:53 am
    Housing has seen a remarkable recovery—but its foundations are starting to look wobbly. Here's how to make the most of it.
  • Mall Empire Expands With $4.3 Billion Deal

    19 Sep 2014 | 12:39 pm
    David Simon's spun-off real-estate investment trust, Washington Prime Group, said it would purchase Glimcher Realty Trust, another mall REIT, in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $4.3 billion.
  • Chinese Property Investors Bet Big Overseas

    18 Sep 2014 | 8:18 pm
    A growing number of Chinese developers are launching big projects in Western cities, such as the planned $1.63 billion transformation of an abandoned dock in London into a business park.
  • Plots & Ploys: News Digest

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:29 pm
    An Asian real-estate investor is acquiring the site of one of New York's most infamous diplomatic incidents. Hong Kong-listed Keck Seng Investments agreed to buy the Sofitel hotel for $272 million.
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  • W.H. intruder had 800 rounds of ammo

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Man who scaled fence, entered White House carrying knife was stopped twice before.
  • 3 missing Afghan soldiers found at Canadian border

    31 Dec 1969 | 4:00 pm
    Soldiers who went missing from a Cape Cod military base over the weekend have been found.
  • Cops: Bear kills hiker near N.Y.

    22 Sep 2014 | 11:24 am
    A 22-year-old hiker walking with friends in the woods just an hour's drive from New York has been killed by a bear, police said Monday.
  • Ebola toll passes 2,800: WHO

    22 Sep 2014 | 11:35 am
    An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has been largely contained in Senegal and Nigeria, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, but the disease is still spreading elsewhere and has now killed over 2,811 people in the region. Senegal and Nigeria, the most recent of five nations to record cases of Ebola, implemented strict measures to isolate the ill and track down further possible cases -- steps that Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have failed to impose, allowing the disease to take hold in cities and rural communities. ...
  • American would-be jihadis return home to FBI scrutiny

    22 Sep 2014 | 9:09 am
    An estimated 100 Americans have tried to get to Syria and join up with groups like the Islamic State.
 
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    Commercial Property Executive

  • INTERNATIONAL: URBN Shanghai Reopens After Renovations

    Suzann Silverman
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor Cachet Hotel Group has reopened URBN Hotel, Shanghai’s award-winning eco-boutique hotel, following a series of renovations. The new interior design reflects a Zen experience and features several modernist elements, including recycled and reclaimed wood materials accentuated by a neutral color palette used throughout the hotel. Fashion designer Jay Godfrey laid out the plan for the new look. One of the most prominent new design elements of the rebranded facility is an oversize stainless steel sculptural sphere at the entrance that, according to…
  • Retrofitted Historic Building in Downtown Indianapolis to Bring Hotel, Apartments

    Adriana
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:06 am
    by Adriana Pop, Associate Editor Downtown Indianapolis is becoming increasingly attractive to the boutique-hotel market. According to the Indianapolis Business Journal, a Home2 Suites by Hilton is scheduled to be built in what’s known as the annex of the historic Consolidated Building at 115 N. Pennsylvania Street. TWG Development LLC and Ambrose Property Group are investing $16 million into the revitalization of the century-old, 15-story downtown landmark, which they plan to turn into 98 apartments with first-floor retail or restaurant space. The companies have acquired the entire building…
  • Morningstar to Move NYC Office to 4 WTC

    MichaelR
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:50 am
    Morningstar Inc. has signed a 10-year, 30,000-square-foot lease at 4 World Trade Center and will move to its new 48th-floor space in mid-2015. ease negotiations for Morningstar were handled by a CBRE team headed by Michael Liss. Jeremy Moss, director of World Trade Center leasing for Silverstein, led the negotiations from the landlord’s side.
  • How do we operate in a world where pricing is at a peak?

    MichaelR
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:47 am
    –Leonard O’Donnell, USAA Real Estate Co.
  • JLL Brings Maureen Ehrenberg Aboard Integrated Facilities Management Business

    MichaelR
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:27 am
    By Barbra Murray, Contributing Editor CBRE’s loss is JLL’s gain. Commercial real estate services giant JLL has just tapped Maureen Ehrenberg, formerly global director of Facilities Management at CBRE, to serve as executive managing director for the firm’s Integrated Facilities Management business in the Americas. Ehrenberg will also step into the position of chair of JLL’s IFM Global Specialty Board. Ehrenberg will rely on a quarter-century of experience to lead JLL’s IFM practice, which focuses on providing a full suite of corporate outsourcing services for companies from the local…
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    Inman News

  • App streamlines and brands the change-of-address process for your clients

    Paul Hagey
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Houlihan Lawrence is equipping 1,200 agents serving New York City’s tony northern suburbs with Updater, a service that allows brokers and agents to brand and streamline the change-of-address process for their buyers and sellers. Updater allows consumers to update their mailing address ...
  • Is social media REALLY just a ‘conversation’?

    Christina Ethridge
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:16 am
    I hear it all the time from real estate agents and from social media experts: "Social media is a conversation." It is interesting to hear this statement floating around, a strong hold-out from old-school social media "best practices." ...
  • 7 steps to build a Google Plus real estate following

    Guest Contributor
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    By now you are surely signed up with Google Plus. You know it’s an important platform to help grow your real estate business, but it doesn’t seem to be helping you as much as you had hoped. In fact, you may even blame its lack of success on the limited traffic the site seems to be bringing you. Well, I have news for you: There are millions of Google Plus users logging on every day. So if you aren’t getting their attention, it’s all on you ...
  • Listing specialists and buyer’s agents are not created equal

    Bernice Ross
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Mike Ferry, the father of real estate coaching and one of the industry’s most iconic educators and trainers, set my head spinning with his August 2014 report to his LinkedIn group. In the report, Ferry argues that new agents should declare whether they want to work with buyers or sellers, since most agents lack the total package of skills to adequately represent both ...
  • Why ‘sourceMLS’ badges could soon be all the rage on MLS, broker and third-party websites

    Andrea V. Brambila
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:51 pm
    With consumers searching for real estate listings on any number of websites — some more trustworthy than others — a nonprofit trade group comprised mostly of multiple listing services has launched an initiative it says will help consumers cut through ...
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  • What We’re Reading: Sept. 13-19

    Dave
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:24 am
    Portland’s youth problem, iPhone 6 arrives, New Orleans tips flickr user Meg Rutherford The New York Times ran an article this week on how Portland, Oregon suffers from too much popularity, especially among the young and hip. This, the article claims, has led to slower income growth and higher unemployment for Millennials. As the superstar cities along the coasts – New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Boston – have been priced out of the range of middle income Americans, smaller secondary and tertiary cities like Nashville, Austin, and Louisville are becoming the default…
  • What We’re Reading: Sept. 6-12

    Dave
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:37 am
    Real estate apprenticeships, iPhone 6, and giving new meaning to ‘well-done’ Redfin is now offering paid apprenticeships to prospective real estate agents. This San Diego pilot program will expand next year to additional cities across the United States. “Known as the Redfin Agent Development Program (RAD), the intent is to immerse participants in the company’s customer-first, technology-powered philosophy of helping people buy and sell homes.” On Tuesday, Apple unveiled its forthcoming iPhone 6 along with a new Apple Watch.  Is it time to pre-order your new phone (it starts…
  • Developing a Marketing Plan

    Kate
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:15 am
    Adapted from an image by Daniela Vladimirova (CC License) In the first article of this two-part series, we covered the basics of developing a marketing budget and gathering market research (access part 1 here). In this second article we will cover how to make use of market research data and the marketing budget through development of a marketing plan. A marketing plan provides a well-conceived course of action by which to set and attain goals, measure success, and anticipate changes in the market. Though one can structure a marketing plan in countless ways, in REALTOR® University’s Master…
  • Finding Information About Your Market

    Kate
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:25 am
    Image by Flickr user Chris Dlugosz (CC license). Frequently we receive marketing related questions in the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Library such as “What percent of the total budget should be allocated to marketing?” or “To which channels should those marketing dollars be directed?”, “What sources are good for market research?” and “How do I develop a marketing plan?” To answer these and other marketing-related questions, this two-part article series will unveil the ideas, resources, and solutions offered by students and faculty of REALTOR® University’s Master of…
  • Safety Month eBooks

    Dave
    8 Sep 2014 | 1:23 pm
    September is REALTOR® Safety Month. To help you keep on top of this important area, we’ve created a special Safety Collection in our eBook Library here at NAR. Titles will help you come up with a safety strategy, think about smarter passwords, and prevent identity theft among others.
 
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    GeekEstate Blog

  • Buy and Sell a Home, without an Agent — with allre

    Drew Meyers
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:28 am
    allre is the latest to try to help home owners buy and sell. Of course, OpenDoor is another recent entrant in the “buy and sell homes online” camp. Allre recently presented at TechCrunch Disrupt: Sell or Buy a House Online for Free on Allre My Thoughts I am in full agreement there are people who desire to sell their home directly and save on the commissions. In fact, there are a LOT of those people (6% is a lot). I’m in full agreement there are some people who feel comfortable enough making a large transaction like that on their own. They probably mostly consist of lawyers,…
  • Carfax For Listings? Revaluate Launches in Beta

    Michael Price
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:36 am
    Another RE Tech start-up has moved from stealth to beta recently. Revaluate is hedging a bet that prospective home buyers are hungry for data that exists outside standard MLS descriptions on the homes they are considering. From the about page at Revaluate.Com. “Most real estate sites will tell you the stuff about a home you already know. But what don’t they tell you? What are the sounds, smells and sights? The construction projects, violations and nagging problems? Meet REVALUATE.” Revaluate makes the comparison of their service to a CarFax background check. The data provided…
  • NAR: Stop helping Zillow and hurting Realtors!

    Bryn Kaufman
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:25 pm
    Realtors, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: Are you getting multiple years of sold listings in your IDX feed? I believe the answer to that question is no, because I have never found an IDX feed that had multiple years of sales history included. NAR’s IDX and VOW rules make it difficult for 99% of the Realtor’s websites out there to show sold listings. This is a huge advantage for Zillow. They show sales history going back over 25 years, and consumers love to view the sales history on a property. So because of NAR’s restrictive rules, they give Zillow a huge advantage over…
  • Meet the Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: Jay Sherer

    Drew Meyers
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:23 pm
    In our latest real estate tech interview, I’m talking to Jay Sherer, Founder of HelloAgent. Without further adieu, here’s a bit more from his own mouth… What do you do? It depends entirely on who you ask. If you ask my boss (our founder), I’m a growth hacker. If you ask my wife, I’m on my computer all day (and sometimes late into the night) using social media. If you ask my cat, I’m just someone she can wake up at 5am. Really, though, I utilize specific marketing channels (social media, blogs, PR, etc.) in order to grow our user base. I also ensure that our users have…
  • Meet the Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: John Thomas (“JT”)

    Drew Meyers
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    In our latest real estate tech interview, I’m talking to John Thomas, CEO of Deductr. Without further adieu, here’s a bit more from his own mouth… What do you do? I love growing small businesses! I also love technology. So I’ve spent over 20 years growing small technology related companies. Why do You Do What you Do? I believe that small/independent businesses drive our economy and specifically make this country great. I love the fluid environment of small business and I love having a direct impact on results. I also love building teams and investing in people. What are you most…
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  • Summit Unveils Ginnie Mae Changes, Policy Deliberations

    Jann Swanson
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:23 am
    Posted To: MND NewsWireThe second annual Ginnie Mae Summit opened today in Washington with a keynote speech from the new Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro and proceeded with several important announcement from Ginnie Mae President Ted Tozer. Castro called on the housing industry including, he said, lenders that "We need to work together to see a robust, healthy housing market where those who are ready can buy a home. Our nation is making progress across the board, and HUD is focused on ensuring these opportunities reach every American ." Tozer said that Ginnie Mae's…
  • MBS MID-DAY: Positive Trend Intact so Far; Minimal Impact From Home Sales Data

    Matthew Graham
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:31 am
    Posted To: MBS CommentaryThis morning's Existing Home Sales data was slightly weaker than expected. The annual pace fell to 5.05 mln from 5.15 mln last month. Expectations were for an increase to 5.20 mln. The results were close enough to consensus that we saw no major reaction in bond markets. MBS and Treasuries were stronger at the open and moved to their weakest levels by 10:15am. They managed to hold their ground without progressing into negative territory for more than a split second. From there, the positive 2-day trend has continued . The mid-morning strength came courtesy of…
  • Existing Home Sales Reflect Dwindling Investor Participation

    Jann Swanson
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:35 am
    Posted To: MND NewsWireThe investors who kept the real estate market living and breathing through the worst days of the housing crash continue to drift out of the market the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) said on Monday. As a result of this and other factors the sale of existing homes fell slightly in August, ending four straight months of gains. Sales of existing homes including single-family houses, townhomes, condominiums, and co-op apartments, slipped 1.8 percent from July sales to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.05 million. Sales in July were revised down from 5.15…
  • Current State M&A and Why Mortgage Companies, Big and Small, are Moving

    Rob Chrisman
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:14 am
    Posted To: Pipeline PressI've been hearing it for a while, "the market is slow, and home appreciation is stagnant." But here in South Carolina, for example, many markets are on fire. As Zillow points out in Despite Rising Home Values, Affordability Remains Largely Intact for Buyers , many markets are still experiencing above-normal rates of home value growth , a general slowdown in appreciation is evident. "Among the nation's 35 largest metros, all but Indianapolis experienced year-over-year home value increases in July. Those with the most notable annual increases include Las Vegas (17.4…
  • MBS Week Ahead: Housing Data, Treasury Auctions, Fed Speakers, and GDP

    Matthew Graham
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:32 am
    Posted To: MBS CommentaryThis will be a relatively busy week for economic data and scheduled events. No single item stands out as an epic potential market mover, but the team effort looks solid. At stake is the ongoing post-FOMC question: to bounce, or not to bounce . Trading levels continue to operate near the levels seen before last week's much-anticipated FOMC Announcement. More importantly, those levels marked the culmination of an aggressive selling-spree leading up to the FOMC Announcement. The two days that followed got us back to pre-FOMC levels, but we're still waiting to see if a…
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  • Willow Glen Homes For Sale – Trends in Real Estate

    CJ Brasiel
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:34 pm
    Many clients will ask about “seasonality” in our marketplace.  When is the best time to sell?  The best time to sell is when you are ready to move.  In this current market, your home will most likely have an offer within the first week and close with 30 days.  This quick sell time is due […]
  • Where are the hottest real estate markets in Silicon Valley?

    CJ Brasiel
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Taking a look at the Top 15 neighborhoods in Santa Clara County, the numbers show clearly the AFFORDABILITY and DESIRABILITY influences in our housing market. Whether it is a single family detached home or a condo/town home, the affordability moves sellers and buyers into markets like Blossom Valley and the South County of Morgan Hill, […]
  • Handy Tips for Moving Out of State

    CJ Brasiel
    5 Aug 2014 | 11:33 am
    Right now we’re at the height of the moving season. During the summer peak, millions of North Americans will change temporarily or forever their addresses for different reasons – a new career challenge, a better home in a nice neighborhood, moving away to college or retirement and relocation in search of a more tranquil life. […]
  • Relocating – Should I Sell or Rent?

    CJ Brasiel
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    Q. I am trying to figure out the logistics of relocating to another state when my current house is paid for, I am in no hurry to sell, and it won’t be a problem to buy another house first and then sell this one, if needed. I live in North Dakota in a paid for […]
  • Beautiful Home in Willow Glen Listed at $1,338,000- PENDING SALE

    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 - PENDING SALE 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 […]
 
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  • BREAKING NEWS: TPG Group to Acquire Cassidy Turley, Rebrand As DTZ

    21 Sep 2014 | 8:54 pm
    Confirming rumors and reports that have been floating around the industry for several weeks, a group led by private-equity giant TPG Capital has agreed to acquire U.S.-based Cassidy Turley to form what could become the world's third-largest CRE services company. Cassidy Turley agreed to sell the company to an affiliate of DTZ Investment Holdings, a consortium backed by TPG, PAG Asia Capital and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan which agreed in June...
  • NorthStar and Lone Star To Acquire Huge Hotel Portfolios

    21 Sep 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Indicative of the still hot hotel investment market, New York’s NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. and Dallas’ Lone Star Funds locked up acquisition agreements to acquire two huge hotel portfolios See what is making hotels hot investments NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. in a joint venture with Chatham Lodging & Trust agreed to acquire a $1.1 billion hotel portfolio from Inland American Real Estate Trust. The portfolio is comprised of 52 upscale...
  • Lease Up (Sep. 22) Morningstar Rising on 48th Floor of 4 World Trade Center

    21 Sep 2014 | 6:45 pm
    By Justin Sumner Independent investment research provider Morningstar, Inc. has signed a 10-year lease for 30,000 square feet at 4 World Trade Center in New York City. The company will take occupancy of its new space on the 48th floor in mid-2015. The 72-story, 2.85 million-square-foot, 5-Star office tower delivered in November 2013 at the reconstructed World Trade Center site in downtown Manhattan. Rising 975 feet, the Maki & Associates-designed...
  • CoStar's People of Note (Sept. 14 - 20)

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:23 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: Northern New Jersey, Los Angeles, Seattle, Long Island, New York City, Westchester / Southern Connecticut, Houston, South Florida, Orlando, and Tampa / St. Petersburg. NORTHERN NEW JERSEY Sabre Group Rolls Out Expansion into NJ By Amy Shaw
  • Inland Income Trust Acquires Retail Portfolio For $318M

    18 Sep 2014 | 5:14 am
    Kite Realty Group Trust (NYSE:KRG) has agreed to sell 15 retail properties in eight states to Inland Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. for $318 million. The sale announced jointly by the companies is expected to close in two tranches by Dec. 15, 2014 and March 16, 2015, respectively, subject to the usual closing conditions. The properties, a combination of grocery and power centers totaling 2 million square feet in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana...
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    Dennis Fassett | Cash Flow Real Estate Investing | The Cash Flow Mercenary

  • Beware of Professional Tenants!

    Dennis Fassett
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:12 am
    I have to say that one of my biggest fears about being a rental property owner is running into a “Professional Tenant”. A “Professional Tenant” is a someone who knows the rental laws cold, knows the system, and therefore knows how to work the system” by taking advantage of pieces of the law to live […]
  • REITD 015: Kelly Brittingham – COO, Property Manager, & Full Time Mom

    Dennis Fassett
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    In this episode I talk to Kelly Brittingham. Kelly started her real estate investing business with her Husband Todd in 2009 with their first investment in a single family rental property. Since then she has completed over 40 real estate transactions. Her investments have included single family rentals, lease options, wholesales, fix & flips, turnkey […]
  • Landlord Friendly Financing? Seriously?

    Dennis Fassett
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:41 am
    This is pretty amazing. I was looking around for some new ideas on how to finance additional rental properties, and I happened to find something that was pretty surprising….. …… that a monster-sized hedge fund – BLACKSTONE no less – has started offering financing specifically focused on rental property owners. Yeah. To say I was […]
  • Rational Thought from the Fed?

    Dennis Fassett
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:27 am
    Shocking I know. That hasn't happened since Paul Volcker. But it's about time. I just saw a piece in the New York Times titled "Fed Dissenters Increasingly Vocal About Inflation Fears". I was both happy and frightened to see that headline. Happy because the Fed needs to face up to the fact that interest rates can't stay at zero forever, and frightened by what's going to happen to the economy when (if) interest rates ever get back to anything resembling a market rate. And then there's inflation. I'm an econ major. I've been following this stuff since 2006 and 2007. I'm confounded but the fact…
  • REITD 014: Dave Sullivan – Regular Guy Buy-and-Hold Investor and DIYer

    Dennis Fassett
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:22 am
    In this episode I talk to my good friend Dave Sullivan. Dave is a classic buy-and-hold investor. He characterizes it as “regular guy” investing. My business is pretty similar to his – and so I agree with his characterization. It’s not sexy – there are no frills. But the cash flow keeps rolling in month […]
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    1000watt

  • Friday Flash: Revenge of the nutjobs?

    Brian Boero
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Move released a mobile version of its FIND application this week. FIND, you may recall, is an MLS add-on that allows agents to dive deep into on and off-market property information. The big picture here: Agents are WAY behind consumers when it comes to accessing property data on mobile devices. The lag isn’t because agents are laggards; the real estate business-to-business software vendors are. Agents who should have had “The MLS at their fingertips” years ago are routinely embarrased by consumers equipped with MLS-based mobile apps like Redfin or Estately. That finally seems to be…
  • Real Estate’s Madchester moment

    Joel Burslem
    5 Sep 2014 | 12:01 pm
    The Haçienda was a nightclub in a former warehouse in an industrial part of Manchester, England. And at some point in the late Eighties and early Nineties, it became the birthplace for a new musical movement. The “Madchester” scene mixed guitar riffs and electronic music (think synths and programmable drum machines) to create a new style of music that was part rock and roll, part rave and was, most importantly, eminently danceable. Bands like the Happy Mondays, James, Paris Angels and the Stone Roses launched the scene. Later they spread and birthed later “baggy” bands like…
  • Just say no to “virtual tours”

    Brian Boero
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Imagine you are looking for a home online. You see a listing in your target neighborhood that’s right in your price range. Would you like a “Virtual Tour?” Why, of course you would. It sounds good – a bit of futuristic, time-saving candy. But reality isn’t so sweet. Old habits die hard What we in the real estate industry call a “virtual tour” is, more often than not, a stitched-together montage of blurriness upon which a blanket of Muzak has been lain. Blech. 1000watt does lots of usability tests on real estate apps and websites. Users click on “virtual tour” links or…
  • A brand love story

    Marc Davison
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Thanksgiving Eve, 2012. An hour before dinner, my phone rings. Impulsively, I pick up.  This is the best decision I make all year. Hail Mary Tension resonated through her introduction. After all, we’d only met once. Long enough to shake hands and chat briefly. “I’m starting my own brokerage and need to commit to a name now. I would love your blessing,” she said. Funny. I reached for my Papal cloak and thurible. “What’s the name?” I asked.  “I want my brand to be known for providing an elite level of service, so I want to call it Elite Real Estate.  I prayed silently to the…
  • Friday Flash: the game ain’t over

    Brian Boero
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:15 pm
    It’s been two and a half weeks since the Zillow/Trulia deal went down. As far as I can tell, we’re all still here. Right?? Some perspective: From 1996 to 2006, a single company absolutely dominated online real estate. They had all the listings, brutal pricing power and a CEO who makes Spencer Rascoff look like Mister Rogers. This company’s stock peaked at $411 in January of 2000. It was perceived as unstoppable. Then it wasn’t. And brokers carried on, through a boom and a bust, much as they always had. Remember all that? There is no game over here. Whatever comes next probably isn’t…
 
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    Zillow Blog

  • Room of the Week: Celebrity-inspired Living Room Design

    Erika Riggs
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Where do you find ideas for your home? For one couple, inspiration came from A-lister Reese Witherspoon’s living room in her former home in Ojai, CA. Celeb interior designer Kathryn Ireland decorated the actress’ ranch, which was featured in magazine spreads in “House Beautiful” and “Elle Decor.” Reese Witherspoon’s Ojai home was designed by Kathryn Ireland. Source: Zillow Orlando Soria, an interior designer and West Coast creative director for Homepolish, wanted to give the clients the same feeling of Witherspoon’s Spanish Revival-style home, but in a way…
  • Choosing the Right Rake for the Job

    BobVila.com
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:40 am
    Source: shutterstock.com Autumn leaves are falling, which means pumpkin donuts and lattes are available at your favorite morning pit stop. And if you own a home, it probably means your weekends now include that annual rite of yardwork passage: raking. I lived in New York, NY for the last 20 years, so it’s been a long time since I picked up a rake. Standing in the garden tool section of our local big-box hardware store to select one, I was a bit overwhelmed. There are a lot of different types of rakes — a lot. I surely don’t need, nor can I buy, them all. So which should I choose? A…
  • Kelly Ripa Sells SoHo Penthouse for $20 Million

    Emily Heffter
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:02 am
    Source: IMDb Talk show host Kelly Ripa and her husband, Mark Consuelos, have sold their New York penthouse for $20 million. The 5-bedroom apartment in SoHo has high, stamped ceilings, a huge, eat-in gourmet kitchen, two dining rooms for easy entertaining and a big master suite. The living room has a dramatic staircase running up one side. Upstairs, there is a media room, home gym, and an office — in all, the penthouse has 6,792-square-feet of indoor space. The more than 3,000-square-foot rooftop deck includes a grill area, a covered patio, a steam shower and a hot tub. Ripa and her…
  • Jake Gyllenhaal Lists Hollywood Hills View Home

    Emily Heffter
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Source: IMDb Actor Jake Gyllenhaal has listed his Los Angeles mid-century modern, asking $3.5 million for the 3-bedroom, 3-bath home in Cahuenga Pass. Gyllenhaal, known for “Jarhead,” “Donnie Darko,” and “Brokeback Mountain,” among other films, bought the gated compound in 2005 for $2.5 million. The home’s great room offers views of the city — “sensational panoramic views,” according to the listing — and the outdoor space includes a patio, private yard and pool. The home, which is perfect for entertaining, sits on nearly…
  • Latest Mode of Transportation in Los Angeles? Your Own Two Feet

    Emily Heffter
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    The hottest commodity in Los Angeles real estate isn’t an outdoor kitchen or a motor court that accommodates a dozen cars. It’s walkability. And all the high-end agents are talking about it. “Walking here is cool now,” said Paul Lester, a partner at The Agency in Beverly Hills. It’s a new phenomenon in such a spread-out city of boulevards, where valet parking is ubiquitous and traffic jams are a way of life. The trend is creating a new batch of hip LA neighborhoods where people want to live a New York City lifestyle. “Pocket neighborhoods are becoming the…
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    Trulia Corporate Blog

  • Trulia Wants to Help You Live Rent-Free For A Year!

    Sophie-Charlotte Moatti
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:21 pm
    We get it. Rents are skyrocketing and the competition to find a rental can be fierce. But the process doesn’t have to be painful. At Trulia, we’re committed to being a leading resource for finding a place to rent – in fact, we want to make finding your next place so easy, it’s actually enjoyable! Whether you’re on the road checking out the latest rentals to hit the market or searching online from home, Trulia simplifies the home search process by delivering block-by-block insights about a neighborhood along with detailed photos and features of the home. We’ll also alert…
  • Congratulations to Trulia’s $50K Home Giveaway Winner – Teresa W. of Charlotte, FL!

    Daisy Kong
    5 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am
    A few weeks ago, we wrapped up our $50,000 giveaway sweepstakes, and we’re thrilled to announce Teresa W. of Charlotte, FL as our lucky winner! “I couldn’t believe it at first. When I believed it, I didn’t sleep all that night. I was thinking about everything that I wanted to do and give my grandkids. I’m just ecstatic and can’t believe it actually happened.”  A loving grandmother of a 7-year old girl and a 10-year old boy, who currently live with her and her husband, Teresa didn’t believe us when we first got in touch with her to tell her the good…
  • Today Marks a New and Exciting Chapter for Trulia as We Agree to be Acquired by Zillow

    Pete Flint, CEO
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:35 am
    Today, we have some exciting news to share, as Trulia is embarking on a new and exciting chapter. We’ve signed an agreement to be acquired by Zillow, which will enable us to accelerate our efforts to revolutionize the home search process for consumers, help professionals build their businesses and create additional value in adjacent markets. I’m excited about the benefits this combination will bring to the consumers, agents, brokers, franchises and data providers we work with every day. Over the last 10 years, we have successfully built Trulia from the ground up by staying focused on our…
  • Trulia to Launch New Real Estate App for Android Wear, Bringing the Future of Home Search Closer

    Kira Wampler, CMO
    25 Jun 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Trulia has been laser-focused on delivering the real estate industry’s simplest, most helpful mobile products. And today, we’re excited to announce that we’ll be launching a new mobile real estate app for Android Wear once it’s available in the coming weeks. Earlier today, Trulia’s app was highlighted at Google I/O 2014, the annual developer conference featuring highly technical, in-depth sessions, and showcasing the latest from Google’s product teams and partners. At Trulia, we are defining the future of home search by leveraging the latest technologies to deliver a simpler and…
  • Updating Our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

    Daisy Kong
    11 Jun 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Today, we’ve updated our privacy policy and terms of use to harmonize them across the Trulia family of companies. We encourage you to review them. Thanks!
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    The BiggerPockets Blog

  • 5 Sticky Real Estate Situations That Offer Investment Opportunities

    Kevin Perk
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    As real estate investors, we need to be ready to come to the rescue. Property owners can find themselves in some truly complicated situations with no idea how to get out. If you can be a “knight in shining armor” and solve their problem, many times you can get a pretty nice deal. These problems can either be of their own doing or through no fault of their own. They could have popped up yesterday or have been brewing for years. Either way, being able to tackle these types of problems can give you a big advantage. So what kinds of real estate problems am I talking about? Here are four…
  • Your Real Estate Photos Suck. Here’s 7 Tips for Making Them Awesome.

    Trey Duling
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    Note from the Editor: Although this post specifically talks about vacation rental photos, the tips in here can benefit any real estate investor, agent, or anyone just looking to take better photos of real estate! Enjoy! It is often said a picture is worth a thousand words. Pictures of your vacation home are the single most important tool you have to get the most rentals. If your vacation home has low quality or low resolution pictures, it will be very difficult to get customers to book your home. The best way to get the best photos for your vacation home is to hire a professional…
  • Change: Do You Run from It Or Learn from It?

    Michael Blank
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Recently my family and I vacationed in Hilton Head Island and participated in a guided beach nature walk. Something our guide said stood out to me. He said, “This beach looks so much different than it did a month ago because of this storm we had. In fact, every time I come out here, something is different. It never stays the same.” Isn’t that also true in business? In life? We know it’s true that change is constant and inevitable. But we resist change, don’t we? We don’t like it at all. It disrupts our lives and makes us uncomfortable. We’d much…
  • The Ultimate Comprehensive List of Tenant Red Flags

    Eric Drenckhahn
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Do you know what tenant red flags you should be on the lookout for? When you are screening tenants for your rentals, it is pretty easy. You take an application, submit it to a screening company and wait for the results. You have pre-set tenant selection criteria, and you compare against the criteria. You let all the incoming prospects know what you are screening for, and you let them self-screen as much as possible. After comparing the results to your criteria, if the tenants pass, you accept them. If not, you move on to the next applicant. Fortunately for investors, many landlords do not…
  • 10 Surefire Ways to FAIL as a Beginner Real Estate Investor

    Ken Horst
    20 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Many people tried to get in on real estate investing during the economic downturn. And if you had the money or had sparkling enough credit to get a coveted loan, why not? There were lots of cheap properties available on the market due to the foreclosure crisis. As the market is rebounding and prices continue to rise, more people are interested in getting in on real estate investing now, while prices are still relatively low (of course, depending on your local area real estate market). As with all things, there is more than one right way — and certainly more than one wrong way — to…
 
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    Rain City Guide

  • VERY “Walkable”…but is it SAFE to walk there?

    ARDELL
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:24 pm
    I am very happy to report yesterday’s news that WalkScore has added a crime overlay, something I have been asking for since WalkScore first came about. Local residents often roll their eyes when they see an awesome walk score attached to an area where it is simply not very safe to walk after dark AT ALL. Not a big problem for local residents, but what about the many people relocating to The Seattle Area who are relying on various internet tools to guide them in their search for a home in their new City? I have not tried the new tool out extensively, but from what I have seen the crime…
  • Costco Signs Major Lease With Vulcan – Issaquah

    ARDELL
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    Just received a press release that Costco is leasing 176,656 sf of space from Vulcan (Paul Allen) Real Estate at Sammamish Park Place in Issaquah. Sammamish Park Place is a 3 building complex totalling 586,823 sf with the other two buildings being occupied by Microsoft. This complex was built in or around 2000, so I am wondering who left that Costco is replacing. I don’t see any stories on this move yet, but will post a link if and when someone else picks it up with more info. The post Costco Signs Major Lease With Vulcan – Issaquah appeared first on Rain City Guide. Related…
  • Should you hire a lawyer when buying or selling a home? Depends – do you want to reduce your risk?

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

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

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

  • We Energies plans $62M coal storage expansion in Oak Creek

    Rich Kirchen
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:38 pm
    We Energies plans to spend $62 million expanding its outdoor coal storage capacity and related facilities for its Oak Creek plants. If the Milwaukee-based unit of Wisconsin Energy Corp. can attain the necessary approvals, construction would start in 2015 and be completed by 2017, spokesman Brian Manthey said Monday. The project is designed to allow for a more reliable source of coal when inventories run low, Manthey said. The company’s Oak Creek plants’ storage capacity is low compared with…
  • Martinez, King pitch to Albuquerque real estate community

    Damon Scott
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:37 pm
    The Albuquerque area real estate, construction and development community came out en masse Monday for a forum featuring Gov. Susana Martinez and her Democratic challenger, Attorney General Gary King. A sold-out ballroom of more than 500 people at the Albuquerque Marriott sat through what was billed as a forum and not a debate, with a series of questions that were determined in advance. It is the first time the two candidates appeared on stage together since King became the Democratic nominee. Martinez…
  • NAI to re-enter San Antonio's and Austin's real estate markets

    Tricia Lynn Silva
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:33 pm
    NAI Houston, a major player in the commercial real estate industry, is expanding to San Antonio and Austin, according to sister publication the Houston Business Journal. The company's headquarters will remain in Houston. However, it will be looking to hire local partners and lease office space in both cities. Three locally based firms had, in the past been affiliated with NAI: Rohde Ottmers Siegel Realty, Colglazier Properties and REOC San Antonio. All three, however, ultimately ended their alliance…
  • Cassidy Turley real estate firm bought by equity group

    Tristan Navera
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Cassidy Turley, a commercial real estate firm with Dayton-area operations, will be acquired by equity group TPG. In a deal announced Tuesday, Cassidy Turley will sell 100 percent of its equity interests to an affiliate of DTZ Investment Holdings, backed by TPG, PAG Asia Capital and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. Cassidy Turley will merge operations with DTZ and create a full-service commercial real estate services company with more than 28,200 employees and $2.9 billion in revenue. The company…
  • Inside Look: Cityplace, Forest City's newest $100M high-rise in West Village

    Candace Carlisle
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:13 pm
    After nearly two years of construction, Forest City Enterprises Inc. (NYSE: FCEA and FCEB), in a joint venture with AIG Global Real Estate and a partnership with Cityplace Co., is moving residents into the new $100 million, 21-story West Village tower. The 381-apartment, 472,000-square-foot tower, known as 3700M, sits at 3700 McKinney Ave. adjacent to the West Village neighborhood, a mixed-use destination north of Uptown. The development, which was paid in part by tax increment financing and EB-5…
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    Miller Samuel Real Estate Appraisers & Consultants

  • Bloomberg View Column: What Does It Mean When a House Sells for $50 Million?

    Jonathan Miller
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:58 am
    Read my latest Bloomberg View column What Does It Mean When a House Sells for $50 Million?. Please join the conversation over at Bloomberg View. Here’s an excerpt… One of the byproducts of the global financial crisis has been the creation of a new class of housing and buyers. Some of the strongest evidence is the rise in the number of residences sold for more than $50 million. A buyer recently paid a record $71.3 million for a Manhattan co-op, breaking the $70 million record set only a few months earlier. These sales seem modest compared with a $147 million sale in East Hampton,…
  • [Manhattan Absorption] August 2014 The $3M-$5M Market Slows Down

    Jonathan Miller
    13 Sep 2014 | 3:15 pm
    [click to expand] Thoughts Not a big difference from last year. Sub-$3M is generally very tight with not much variation between price categories in each region. There isn’t much difference in the $10M+ market. Condos are slower than co-ops overall, but not by much. The difference is being seen in the $5M to $10M, which is moving more slowly moving than it was a year ago. Side by side Manhattan regional comparison: August 2014 v 2013 [click images to expand] I started this analysis in August 2009 so I am able to show side-by side year-over-year comparisons. (I got tired of the red/gray…
  • Bloomberg View Column: Understanding Housing’s Dog Days

    Jonathan Miller
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:04 pm
    The comparison of housing market statistics against last year’s results produced misdirection in our understanding of it’s current state. Although a year-over-year comparison gets rid of seasonality, the results are at the mercy of how normal the prior year was… The slowdown in the U.S. housing market has caused much hand-wringing. But keep this in mind: robust housing sales and price gains in 2013 were the anomaly and at odds with tepid economic fundamentals such as income, employment and credit. It’s the year-over-year comparisons that make things look worse than…
  • Bloomberg View Column: The Myth of Real Estate Stigma

    Jonathan Miller
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:52 pm
    I gave some thought to what the long term impact of a nationally-covered local tumultuous event on a local housing market might be… The Aug. 9th shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer has roiled Ferguson, Missouri, thrusting it into the national spotlight. But what happens to the town of 21,000 outside of St. Louis after the turmoil ends — more specifically, what happens to property values? Read my latest Bloomberg View column The Myth of Real Estate Stigma. Please join the conversation over at Bloomberg View. My Bloomberg View Column…
  • [Three Cents Worth #269 NY] Charting A Decade of Manhattan Inventory

    Jonathan Miller
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:09 pm
    It’s time to share my Three Cents Worth (3CW) on Curbed NY, at the intersection of neighborhood and real estate in the capital of the world…and I’m here to take measurements. Check out my 3CW column I posted a few weeks ago on @CurbedNY: As summer comes to a close and many have checked out until Labor Day, I thought I’d try another GIF animation (after the jump!) to illustrate the long fall of inventory (I’m on the “pronounced like ‘Jif’ peanut butter” team, as is the format’s inventor). August generally represents the annual low for…
 
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    AGBeat

  • How a 130 year old company has gone without ever laying off staff

    AG Staff
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    (Business) Victorinox has gone 130 years without layoffs, with one simple method that any company can easily duplicate, saving future staffs' jobs. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • Baader-Meinhof scientifically explains the coincidences in our daily lives

    AG Staff
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:04 am
    (Business News) Baader-Meinhof is the phenomenon that explains why after you buy the newest thing, you suddenly see everyone else using it. Science! Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • Would you pay $999.99 for this video editing app?

    AG Staff
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:52 am
    (Tech News) Apple has recently approved a $1k app in their App Store - what is it, and is it worth the spend? Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • Apple launches iOS 8: secret functions, and how to get started

    AG Staff
    20 Sep 2014 | 7:05 pm
    (Tech News) Apple has launched iOS 8 after a disappointing iOS 7, adding new features - here's everything you need to know about the new OS. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • EverBooked: startup controls your Airbnb pricing like big hotel chains do

    AG Staff
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:43 pm
    (Tech News) EverBooked is a startup in beta that looks to empower Airbnb listers with price management much like big hotel chains benefit from. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
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    New York Real Estate Journal

  • Environmental Consulting

    CRE Newswire
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:31 pm
    MERRITT ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING CORP. (MECC) is a leading environmental consulting firm ......
  • Architect

    CRE Newswire
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:31 pm
    BBS is a unique firm. Under one roof are housed almost all of the disciplines that would be ......
  • Roof Raising

    CRE Newswire
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Space Technology Inc. (STI) lifts the existing roof of an industrial building, intact, to two or ......
  • Organization

    CRE Newswire
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:31 pm
    NYCREW Network is the first New York chapter of CREW Network, a national professional commercial ......
  • Property Management

    CRE Newswire
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Langsam Property Services Corp. is a Bronx-based real estate management company. The com­pany is ......
 
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    Mortgage Rates & News from The Mortgage Reports

  • Housing Still A “Seller’s Market” According To NAR Data

    Dan Green
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:35 am
    Home sales are rising nationwide, boosted by luxury homes, low-downpayment buyers, and ultra-low mortgage rates. Analysis, plus live rate quotes.Click for the complete post : Housing Still A “Seller’s Market” According To NAR Data.
  • Mortgage Rates Today – Home Loan Rates & Trends

    Joe Farr
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:51 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 – Home Loan Rates & Trends.
  • With Mortgage Rates Low, Purchase Loans More Likely To Get Approved Than Refinances

    Dan Green
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:34 am
    Purchase loans outnumber refinances, and are more likely to get approved. Analysis on the shift and what it takes to get approved, plus today's live mortgage rates.Click for the complete post : With Mortgage Rates Low, Purchase Loans More Likely To Get Approved Than Refinances.
  • Refinance Mortgage Rates (FHA, VA, USDA & Conventional)

    Dan Green
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Refinance mortgage rates are lower for some borrowers than others -- especially those using "special" loan programs. Read more and get today's live rates.Click for the complete post : Refinance Mortgage Rates (FHA, VA, USDA & Conventional).
  • FHA Loans For Home Buyers: How It Works & What To Do

    Dan Green
    21 Sep 2014 | 1:56 pm
    There's an FHA loan for just about anyone. Read about FHA loans, how to get one, and where to access to today's live FHA mortgage rates. Click for the complete post : FHA Loans For Home Buyers: How It Works & What To Do.
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  • Is social media REALLY just a ‘conversation’?

    Christina Ethridge
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:16 am
    I hear it all the time from real estate agents and from social media experts: “Social media is a conversation.” It is interesting to hear this statement floating around, a strong hold-out from old-school social media “best practices.” Well, I beg to differ. Social media — Facebook, in particular — is an ultrafast way to generate highly targeted, “likely to use your services” real estate leads, and to do it with no conversation involved beforehand. You’ve got to stop thinking that “social media is a conversation” and start…
  • 7 steps to build a Google Plus real estate following

    Guest Contributor
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    By BILL GASSETT By now you are surely signed up with Google Plus. You know it’s an important platform to help grow your real estate business, but it doesn’t seem to be helping you as much as you had hoped. In fact, you may even blame its lack of success on the limited traffic the site seems to be bringing you. Well, I have news for you: There are millions of Google Plus users logging on every day. So if you aren’t getting their attention, it’s all on you. But don’t worry – you are about to learn how to turn things around. If you are serious about growing your Google Plus…
  • What the new iPhone 6 camera and video features mean for real estate

    Stephen Schweickart
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:41 am
    They said it wouldn’t be done. Late Apple founder Steve Jobs, specifically, said his company would never develop a larger smartphone like those rival Samsung and others were deploying, because, in his words, “No one’s going to buy that.” Now four years later, Apple has introduced — finally — large-screen iPhones that are designed to, well, meet consumer demand. And, just to make sure everyone was happy, Tim Cook, Jobs’ successor as Apple CEO, introduced two new sizes: the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. Ironically, some of Apple’s biggest smartphone…
  • 5 ways to better qualify your rental leads

    Trulia Pro Blog
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Trying to find a resident to fill a vacancy? If you’re a property manager or a landlord, you’ll want to refine your understanding about a “good lead” — a prospect likely to convert into a high-quality, long-term resident — versus a prospect that will simply waste your time (or worse). But spotting the difference between the two can be tough, in part because there are many potential red flags that you’ll need to recognize in advance. Some leads might be no-shows for their scheduled appointments. Some prospects might not be ready to sign on the dotted line. Google search…
  • 6 powerful lists every Realtor needs to succeed

    ActiveRain
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:17 pm
    By BRYAN ROBERTSON Lists can be powerful when used properly. They imply organization, impart control and enable understanding. Instead of a “to do” list, I’m talking about lead lists. Instead of trying to explain a complicated customer relationship management (CRM) solution or an expensive training program, I’m going to tell you the six lists you need to succeed in this business. If you’ve got these and work them right, you’ll close deals. The 6 lists every Realtor needs to succeed: Your sphere of influence Your past clients Your “A” leads Your…
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  • Contemporary Home in Glendale with Stunning Views!!

    18 Sep 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Listed at $799,000 this home begins with the living green wall and bright red door in the front, this remodeled home is full of fun touches that create an inviting, unique home. Pure white walls create an ideal backdrop for the wood floors, natural stone tile, interesting light fixtures, and open floor plan. The stunning view west across Glendale greets you the minute you enter the living room, and can be fully enjoyed from the deck off the dining room. Read More
  • Spanish Pool Home at 5156 Townsend

    13 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    Pool party! Why go to Puerto Vallarta when you have the pool, the view of the palm trees, expanses of paver-tiled patio right here in the heart of Eagle Rock? This spacious home began as a small 1924 Spanish cottage and was expanded into a four bedroom, four-bath residence in 1984. The decorative Batchelder-style fireplace in the living room recalls the 1924 charm. Read More
  • Acts of Faith in Real Estate

    11 Sep 2014 | 2:41 pm
    It may come as a surprise to you, but buying or selling a home is largely an act of faith. As a seller, you hire an agent whom you believe will do a good job for you. You turn your keys over to the person you have chosen to handle one of the largest financial transactions that most people ever make. You believe, or should believe, that they will handle this transaction in your best interest and make you the most money possible. It's interesting to me that many sellers believe that it doesn't make a difference which Realtor they hire, that the result will be the same. But that could be a whole…
  • Sweet Mt Washington Cottage at 243 Mt Washington

    4 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    Tucked up away from the street, this sweet cottage offers 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, plus a backyard that is private and green. The current owners have updated every room in the house, including the kitchen and baths. The living room has the original hardwood floors, wainscoting, and abundant light. Enjoy granite counters, new cabinets, a breakfast area, and a dishwasher in the kitchen. The private master suite is located at the back of the house with views of the back yard. Read More
  • Craftsman Colonial at 5290 Ellenwood Drive

    12 Aug 2014 | 5:32 pm
    A porch swing big enough for the whole family to snuggle in, a sunset view across the hills--life is great at this special corner of Hill and Ellenwood Drive in the best part of Eagle Rock. This Craftsman Colonial-style home has a wide front porch that invites friends and neighbors to stop by and visit. Lots of original windows illuminate the pale honey-colored maple floors throughout. There is a built-in buffet in the dining room, and a magnificent Batchelder-style wood-burning fireplace in the huge living room. Read More
 
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  • C’Ville Pie Fest 2014 – 28 September

    Jim Duncan
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:28 am
    I love this about Charlottesville. C’Ville Pie Fest is Back! It’s this Sunday at the Crozet Mudhouse, supports the Crozet Volunteer Fire Department, and pie entries are needed (there are some hungry judges!) mmmmm … Pie. It all started on Twitter and was, as I said at the time, ridiculously good fun at the Charlottesville Downtown Mudhouse. And we had pie later in 2009 at Crozet Mudhouse, and it benefited PACEM. And Pie was had in 2010. And more pie in 2011, benefiting the Haven. And the judges: – Head Judge Brian Geiger – Wendy Novicoff – Sean McCord –…
  • Food for Thought about New Economies

    Jim Duncan
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:55 am
    Food for thought … A couple stories and trends that I’m trying to work through as they apply to real estate: Tesla and Uber/Lyft: Tesla, the groundbreaking electric car company is slowly but surely breaking down archaic, consumer-unfriendly barriers to being able to sell their cars direct to consumers, and Tesla is in the midst of building a new infrastructure through which to distribute the fuel for their vehicles. Uber/Lyft, brand new to Charlottesville, have seemingly led to a 65% decline in cab use in San Francisco. The real estate world has its own parallels – real…
  • Charlottesville’s Changing West Main

    Jim Duncan
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:20 pm
    A bit more fun with Hyperlapse. I’m sure I’ll tire of these very soon, but for now, I think this is a neat way to show how one of the City of Charlottesville’s main corridors has recently changed. Search the Charlottesville MLS Copyright RealCentralVA.com, LLC. If you like this post, please, visit RealCentralVA.comwhere this was originally posted. Charlottesville’s Changing West Main
  • Photosphere and Hyperlapse – Two Interesting Tools

    Jim Duncan
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:37 am
    Google have released a new tool that further enables users (us) to help them map the world. Photosphere was just released for the iPhone (it’s been available on Android for a while) and it’s quite remarkable. I’m not sure just how useful it is, but it’s mighty interesting. Photosphere will certainly help me detail for my out of town/country clients, but I don’t know if it’s any better than video, despite the higher resolution. Curious? This is a photosphere I took of the new Lochlyn Hill neighborhood, currently under construction. Hyperlapse by…
  • Engaging with Albemarle County

    Jim Duncan
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:31 am
    An easy way to learn about and engage with Albemarle County – Engage Albemarle. Here’s an interesting topic: The Comprehensive Plan is Albemarle County’s most important document regarding growth, development and change. It establishes government policy to help guide public and private activities as they relate to land use and resource utilization. What general thoughts would you like to share about the Comprehensive Plan as it is being reviewed by the Board of Supervisors this summer and fall? Better to express your opinion now in the hopes the Comp Plan can be altered than…
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  • Get Your Home Ready for Guests in an Hour

    Redfin Guest Blogger
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:36 am
    By Ana M. Ferrer, Movers.com It’s Friday afternoon and you just found out your husband invited some coworkers over for dinner … tonight! Or you’ve been so busy all week that you didn’t have time to prepare for the monthly neighborhood get-together. Whether you’re hosting a large party or just a few friends for dinner, your home will need to be presentable. You want to ensure that your guests are comfortable, no matter how long they stay, but where do you start? Here is a quick list of tasks to get your home guest-ready, followed by some detailed steps for the most…
  • UnReal Estate of the Week: Home Theaters

    Alanna Finn
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Tuesday is the first day of fall, which means television is finally getting good again! All the top-rated sitcoms are back, HBO and Showtime are airing new seasons of their hit shows, and football is in full force. It’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy the show. For most of us, that means kicking back in a living room, but for a lucky few, that means snuggling up in a giant home theater. These five homes for sale have amazing home theaters that you have to see to believe. Let’s All Go to the Lobby … of Our Home Address: 17022 Bolero Ln City: Huntington Beach, CA Price: $1,850,000…
  • Actor Jake Gyllenhaal Ready to Ditch L.A. Pad

    Alanna Finn
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Listed by Denny Kagasoff, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California It looks like Jake Gyllenhaal is ready to part ways with his Los Angeles property, which he has owned for nearly 10 years. The three-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home is up for grabs for $3.5 million. The gated celebrity compound, built in 1948, is perfect for anyone looking for some privacy; the house is situated on almost two acres of land down a long private driveway, with nothing behind it but a beautiful view of the Los Angeles city skyline. The interior of the home seems to be reflective of the actor himself, oozing with…
  • 6 Reasons Everyone is Moving to Houston

    Redfin Guest Blogger
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    By Brian Shreckengast, SpareFoot About Brian Shreckengast and SpareFoot Brian Shreckengast is a researcher and designer at SpareFoot, where he works diligently towards refining the art of the infographic. He resides in Austin, TX, and loves experiencing everything new this dynamic city has to offer. Note: This is a guest post; the views and opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or position of Redfin. The post 6 Reasons Everyone is Moving to Houston appeared first on Redfin Real Estate Blog.
  • Celebrity Real Estate Over the Years with L.A. Times Reporter Lauren Beale

    Alanna Finn
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Lauren Beale Redfin has been teaming up with the luxury real estate experts over at the Los Angeles Times to give you a closer look at the opulent lifestyles of the rich and famous. Lauren Beale and Neal Leitereg report for the widely read Hot Property section at the Times, a section dedicated to the “best of” when it comes to the most coveted real estate eye candy, whether owned by a star or designed by a starchitect. We are closing the series with this last Q&A with Lauren and her thoughts on the transformation of the celebrity real estate landscape and media coverage over the…
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  • Create Your Own “Automatic Listings Page” with Ubertor’s New AFC Builder

    Crystal Lai
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:26 am
    Many of our users use our platform because of its simplicity and easiness to create and market properties online. Now in line with our new control panel (CP2), we’ve made it easier for you to create Auto Fill Categories (AFCs). Each AFC will update based upon your Real Estate Board automatically and requires no maintenance whatsoever. Now’s the time to go ahead and switch to CP2 if you haven’t already, and start creating your own AFCs that focus on your specialty of Real Estate. How it works… Just head over to the Pages tab, and right next to the New Page tab in the top right…
  • REBGV CREB & VREB August 2014 Market Update Infographics

    Danica Lopez De Leon
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:28 pm
    The market updates for the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV), Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB) and the Victoria Real Estate Board (VREB) August 2014 are up and below are the infographics we created to help you analyze the statistics. If you would like a copy for yourself, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re happy to share.
  • Single Property Listing Real Estate Websites

    Bryan Garcia
    4 Sep 2014 | 9:38 am
    Last week we rolled out the red carpet for Dedicated Condo Building Websites. This week, in partnership with Limelight Marketing, we’re releasing the Single Property Real Estate Website. Realtors have always asked us what they can do to ensure their listings get the proper exposure on the internet and drive in potential buyers. We’ve written a few blog posts in the past (like this one), that outline the basics. But now, what better way to WOW your clients, get the exposure for that listing, and drive in those buyers than with a stunning website dedicated solely for feature…
  • Show Everyone You’re the Expert with a Dedicated Condo Building Website

    Bryan Garcia
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:08 am
    The power of focusing on a niche, whether in Real Estate or any type of business, has proven to be a successful business tactic. We’ve written numerous times about the benefit of focusing on a niche, and you can find a few examples here, here, and here. This week, Ubertor is partnering up with Limelight Marketing to deliver the “Dedicated Condo Building Website”. Now you may be asking yourself: I already have a website, why on Earth would I want another website? Well the answer is quite simple (it’s actually in the title)… Become the expert! What better way to…
  • REBGV CREB & VREB July 2014 Market Update Infographics

    Danica Lopez De Leon
    15 Aug 2014 | 3:55 pm
    The market updates for the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV), Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB) and the Victoria Real Estate Board (VREB) July 2014 are up and below are the infographics we created to help you analyze the statistics… Enjoy!
 
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  • Dallas News: Reverse Mortgage Deal Raises Inheritance Concerns

    Cassandra Dowell
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:01 pm
    “Why give my inheritance to the bank?” asks one daughter worried about her mother’s reverse mortgage. While the answers can vary by lender, The Dallas Morning News replies by saying reverse mortgages are treated similarly to other debts. “You have the option to repay the debt or relinquish the property that is collateralizing the debt, which in this case would be the home,” The Dallas Morning News says in a Q&A column featuring the question posed by reverse mortgage borrower’s daughter.  In addition, the lender will typically allot a certain amount of time for heirs to sell…
  • Is Singapore Now Ripe for Reverse Mortgages?

    Cassandra Dowell
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:56 am
    Reverse mortgages may soon be available to asset-rich but cash-poor Singaporeans, says AsiaOne Business in a recent article.  OCBC Bank and NTUC Income began offering such mortgages in 2006 but they were discontinued due to a lack of demand. But as many retired people in Singapore tend to own their own home, but have a limited income, financial advisors say the reverse mortgage may make a comeback. “They would provide low-income retirees with ‘a practical and reasonable option,’” SingCapital chief executive officer Alfred Chia tells The Straits Times, as cited by AsiaOne…
  • Maverick Funding Eyes Wholesale Reverse Mortgage Growth Post-Acquisition

    Elizabeth Ecker
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:33 pm
    In the midst of an acquisition by mortgage startup Home Point, top-20 reverse mortgage lender Maverick Funding is ramping up its wholesale division and is targeting growth specific to reverse mortgage originations.  The Parsippany, New Jersey based lender will be acquired, according to reports last week, by Home Point, a new lender started by former InterFirst Mortgage exec Willie Newman.  “We’re excited,” says Maverick Executive Vice President Josh Shein. “It’s a great opportunity for the company and a tremendous opportunity for the reverse division. It’s a chance for us to…
  • Analyst: Market Poised for 15% Drop in Home Values

    Emily Study
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:53 pm
    Before the dust of the 2008 economic downturn settles, Americans — and the government — should prepare for what will be another substantial hit to the housing market, says analyst and former Goldman Sachs executive Joshua Pollard in a recent sent to the White House. “There is humbling proof in high probabilities,” Pollard writes in his 18-page report. “As an economist, statistician and housing expert, I am lamentably confident that home prices will fall by 15% within three years.” In comparison, after reaching peak levels in April 2007, U.S. home prices — as measured…
  • Washington Post: Reverse Mortgages Not Tickets to Retirement Easy Street

    Jason Oliva
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Reverse mortgages help retirees supplement their income in their non-working years, but they shouldn’t be mistaken for quick tickets to an easy retirement, according to a column published Friday by The Washington Post. While reverse mortgages provide some extra cash flow for seniors age 62 and older and have undergone critical program changes in the last year, like any other financial loan, they are not right for everyone, notes the column written by Michelle Singletary, who also writes the nationally syndicated personal finance column, “The Color of Money.” Touching on…
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  • Creative Real Estate Marketing Ideas to Sell a Listing

    Vinny La Barbera
    4 Sep 2014 | 10:49 am
    You're familiar with the definition of insanity, right? We're not calling you insane, but if you're still marketing your real estate business and your clients' properties the same ways as every other agent and expecting better or different results, then....well, you know the rest. In this article, we're going to give you some creative real estate marketing ideas to sell a listing. Most of you won't try them, but those of you that do will see results that you've never experienced before. Are you ready to try something new? The post Creative Real Estate Marketing Ideas to Sell a Listing…
  • Elements of Effective Real Estate Websites: The Community Info Page

    Vinny La Barbera
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:57 am
    Is your website a useful resource for community specific information in the areas you serve? Unless you can show that prospective home buyers are flocking to, staying on and inquiring from your community info pages, then your answer to this question is most likely "No." We want to help you change that, especially since these pages are so important to the success of your website - for both SEO and lead generation. In this article we are going to explain why these pages are important, review some good and bad community info pages and then provide specific tips on how you can have one of the…
  • How to Nurture Real Estate Leads with Content Marketing

    Vinny La Barbera
    18 Jan 2013 | 6:57 am
    As you should know by now, just having a website will never guarantee that you will generate business from it. On that same note, just getting lots of traffic, and even attracting a good amount of leads, does not mean that you will actually get new clients either. Successful lead generation campaigns - ones that produce actual business - must be comprised of all of these elements; a great website, a strategic traffic generation campaign, strong calls to action and one more thing....an effective lead nurturing campaign. In this article we are going to teach you how to nurture real estate leads…
  • How to Make a Viral Real Estate Video

    Vinny La Barbera
    24 Sep 2012 | 8:14 am
    Buying or selling a home involves a lot of emotional and subjective decisions. Before these transactions even take place, real estate professionals need to work with these decisions and get creative to even get in front of these buyers and sellers in the first place. Without a doubt, real estate video marketing is one of the best ways to appeal to the emotional, subjective factors that come with just about every transaction. Just like any other form of marketing though, poor video marketing methods can turn off a buyer or seller just as quickly as it reels them in. In this article, we are…
  • Real Estate Lead Generation Myths & Tips

    Vinny La Barbera
    16 Jul 2012 | 9:18 am
    Are you struggling to generate business from your real estate website? Before you can change this you must understand the realities of generating quality leads and how to actually turn those leads into clients. In this article we are going to debunk some common myths about real estate lead generation on the web and provide you with some actionable tips to improve your real estate website lead generation and management strategies. The post Real Estate Lead Generation Myths & Tips appeared first on Real Estate Marketing Blog.
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  • Art Open House Featuring Tom Pender

    Harriman Real Estate
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Art Open House Featuring Tom Pender Where: Harriman Real Estate LLC, 116 Center St. Wallingford CT 06492 Date: September 19th, 2014 Hours: 6pm – 8pm What: Art Open House Cost: FREE! Contact: Pat Harriman Phone: 203-605-3873 Come See an Amazing Local Artist Please join us to view artwork by local artist Tom Pender. He has created some beautiful paintings of local landmarks, such as the downtown area, the Town Hall and the Police Station. Tom’s portfolio includes paintings of people, pets, landscapes, homes and other special moments. We have had the pleasure of using Tom to paint…
  • Meriden Once Again Hosts Nites in the City

    Harriman Real Estate
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:39 am
    If you’re like us and enjoy a good glass of wine or a frosty beer from time to time, then be in the Silver City on September 25th and 26th as Meriden once again hosts the 15th Annual Nites in the City, a two night event showcasing some great examples of wine and beer from all over the world. Main & Vine Wine Tasting The festivities kick off on Thursday, September 25th with the Main & Vine Wine Tasting sponsored by the Meriden Rotary and the City of Meriden. Plan on sampling at least 25 varieties of wine, both imported and domestic . You’ll be able to treat your palate to…
  • Quinnipiac Chamber to Hold Helicopter Drop to Benefit Connecticut Make-a-Wish

    Harriman Real Estate
    6 Sep 2014 | 3:37 pm
    The Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce will hold a Helicopter Golf Ball Drop presented by Air Ocean Aviation and sponsored by Tweed New Haven Airport and Updike Kelly and Spellacy at its annual Golf Classic! The tournament will be held at the Farms Country Club on September 8th. Helicopter Drop is a Unique Event Air Ocean Aviation will be doing a fly over and dropping numbered golf balls from 50 to 75 feet in the air onto the 7th fairway following the end of the tournament.  Closest 3 balls to the pin will win fantastic raffle prizes!  Golfers will have the chance to buy their golf balls at…
  • Connecticut Fairs and Festivals for September 2014

    Harriman Real Estate
    6 Sep 2014 | 10:33 am
    With Summer on the wane, it’s time now to shift focus to the many Connecticut fairs and festivals that are coming up this month. Whether you go for the food, the entertainment, the rides, the games, or a combination of everything, Connecticut has something for all of us fair-goers in September! North Haven Fair – September 4 – 7 Come and see “Rosie’s Racing Pigs,” and the thrills and stunts of “The Famous Wallendas.” Enjoy live musical performances, comedy and magic shows, animal exhibits and great fair food. Hebron Harvest Fair – September 4 – 7 This major…
  • Must See! 15 Nathan’s Path, Wallingford CT 06492

    Harriman Real Estate
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Beautiful 4 bedroom home for sale at 15 Nathans Path, Wallingford, CT ! Home Photos Local Schools Patricia Harriman Harriman Real Estate LLC 203-672-4499 Questions? Schedule a Showing! 15 NATHANS PATH Wallingford, CT 06492 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms : 3 ( 2 full, 1 half ) List Price: $424,900 Living Area Approx : 2650 15 Nathans Path is a sprawling home set on a private lot at the end of a cul-de-sac. Located in sought-after neighborhood close to schools. Perfect floor plan for entertaining! Great room with fireplace, 1st floor MBR suite, large deck, heated pool, 3 car garage & many upgraded…
 
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  • IRS releases final LIHTC Audit Technique Guide

    Ballard Spahr LLP
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:51 am
    Yesterday the IRS released a long-anticipated update to its Audit Technique Guide for the low-income housing tax credit (“LIHTC”) program. The guide is intended to assist IRS examiners charged with auditing owners of LIHTC properties, and is the...By: Ballard Spahr LLP
  • HOA Lien Extinguishes First Deed of Trust in Foreclosure, Nevada Supreme Court Holds

    Ballard Spahr LLP
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:23 am
    On the heels of a recent D.C. Court of Appeals ruling, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an opinion yesterday holding that a homeowners association (HOA) lien is a true super-priority lien that, if foreclosed upon, extinguishes a first deed of trust....By: Ballard Spahr LLP
  • Federal Reserve, CFPB Announce Increased Consumer Credit, Lease Transaction Thresholds

    BuckleySandler LLP
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    On September 9, the Federal Reserve Board and the CFPB announced an increase in the dollar thresholds in Regulation Z and Regulation M for exempt consumer credit and lease transactions. Transactions at or below the thresholds are subject to the...By: BuckleySandler LLP
  • The House That Solitude Built

    Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:16 am
    Ever tried to search for directions on your so-called “smart” phone by the name of your intended destination? What if it directed you to the museum you searched, but unwittingly not the museum you intended to visit…in the same area? As if there...By: Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.
  • Proposed Amendment to California's Property Tax Rules – Attempting to Close a Commercial Real Estate Loophole

    Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:43 am
    Proposition 13 generally limits taxes on real property to one percent of the full cash value of that property. “Full cash value” is defined as the assessor's valuation of the property tax bill, which typically is based upon the purchase or...By: Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
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    Arizona Mortgage News

  • Learn: When Choosing a Higher Interest Rate Can Give You a Lower Monthly Payment

    Steve Heideman
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:51 pm
    It is an interesting concept – save money every month at a higher interest rate?  That doesn’t make sense.  Mike Goblet of United Mortgage Financial Group of Phoenix Arizona explains how. When choosing a higher interest rate, you can do those things, including giving you a lower APR. However, to get the lower rate, you may have to pay PMI – private mortgage insurance. You have to pay that when you have less than 20 percent equity or less than 20 percent to put down on a purchase. Private Mortgage Insurance is actually insurance provided by a neutral third‑party for the lender. In…
  • 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…
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  • Choosing a Sofa Tables for Minimalist House

    admin
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:54 pm
    Sofa tables are suitable for you who have a small living room. Currently, minimalist house become the choice of many people. In addition to the simple design, minimalist house also gives the impression to the owner straightforward. Minimalist home is also considered easier to maintain than the classic home. If you have a minimalist home, […]
  • Movable Kitchen Islands for Small Kitchen

    admin
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:55 pm
    Movable kitchen islands are home furnishings that are very popular in this era. In addition to the unique shape, this thing has a very powerful function for our activities in the kitchen. This feature is also becoming one of the features that are favored by the lovers of kitchen interior. This stuff can make you […]
  • Unique Picnic Tables

    admin
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:25 pm
    Picnic tables are an ordinary object that we take when we picnic somewhere. This table serves as the other tables that are to place our food. Many people complain of difficulty in bringing the goods carried, including picnic tables. Traveling to the beach, the park, or the mountains with a table of course make your […]
  • Excellence of Paver Patio Designs for Small Yard

    admin
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:58 am
    Paver patio designs are a design inspired by Spanish-style architecture. Maybe you rarely hear this term, you may have never even heard of it. Well, the patio is derived from the Spanish language. It can be interpreted as the backyard. It can also be interpreted as a terrace. Patio itself actually has the characteristics of […]
  • Spongebob Toddler Ted for Your Baby

    admin
    11 Sep 2014 | 3:28 am
    Spongebob toddler bed is a unique bed design patterned cartoon character. It is appropriate that we give comfort to our toddler because they also wanted a design that could please them. They may not ask us. We are the one who should understand what they see themselves like, like a cartoon character Spongebob squarepants. This […]
 
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  • Who's most at risk for domestic violence?

    22 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Who's most at risk for domestic violence?GettyA new study found that domestic abuse is much more common than we thought -- and some people are more at risk than others.Shocking stats and tell-tale signsMore from Everyday HealthHow to pay for expensive drugs The stigma around mental illness
  • Alarming new details disclosed about intruder

    22 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Alarming new details disclosed about intruderGettyInvestigators made a startling revelation on Monday about the man who scaled the fence and ran into the White House Friday night.Disturbing discovery inside his carMore news coverage Bush son rips GOP adWhat's on Obama's agenda?
  • The world's most exclusive restaurant

    22 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm
    The world's most exclusive restaurantBloombergIt may not look fancy on the outside, but you literally have to win a lottery to get a spot inside.Where dinner is $525 a plateMore to seeWhy menus are shrinking11 foods you shouldn't refrigerate
  • Police return to man's home in search for teen

    22 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Police return to man's home in search for teenAPOn Monday, police searched a 32-year-old man's apartment for the second time -- two days after he reached out to authorities.Request he made of officialsMore newsArias trial won't be on TV Teacher faces sex allegations
  • Report: Missing Afghan soldiers tracked down

    22 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Report: Missing Afghan soldiers tracked downFox NewsThe men, one pictured here, were first said to be missing Saturday night from the Cape Cod military base according to the Massachusetts National Guard.Area officials say they were caughtMore news headlines'Ice Bucket' firefighter diesPerry: Rivers' death preventable
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  • Who's most at risk for domestic violence?

    22 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Who's most at risk for domestic violence?GettyA new study found that domestic abuse is much more common than we thought -- and some people are more at risk than others.Shocking stats and tell-tale signsMore from Everyday HealthHow to pay for expensive drugs The stigma around mental illness
  • Alarming new details disclosed about intruder

    22 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Alarming new details disclosed about intruderGettyInvestigators made a startling revelation on Monday about the man who scaled the fence and ran into the White House Friday night.Disturbing discovery inside his carMore news coverage Bush son rips GOP adWhat's on Obama's agenda?
  • The world's most exclusive restaurant

    22 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm
    The world's most exclusive restaurantBloombergIt may not look fancy on the outside, but you literally have to win a lottery to get a spot inside.Where dinner is $525 a plateMore to seeWhy menus are shrinking11 foods you shouldn't refrigerate
  • Police return to man's home in search for teen

    22 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Police return to man's home in search for teenAPOn Monday, police searched a 32-year-old man's apartment for the second time -- two days after he reached out to authorities.Request he made of officialsMore newsArias trial won't be on TV Teacher faces sex allegations
  • Report: Missing Afghan soldiers tracked down

    22 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Report: Missing Afghan soldiers tracked downFox NewsThe men, one pictured here, were first said to be missing Saturday night from the Cape Cod military base according to the Massachusetts National Guard.Area officials say they were caughtMore news headlines'Ice Bucket' firefighter diesPerry: Rivers' death preventable
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  • Who's most at risk for domestic violence?

    22 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Who's most at risk for domestic violence?GettyA new study found that domestic abuse is much more common than we thought -- and some people are more at risk than others.Shocking stats and tell-tale signsMore from Everyday HealthHow to pay for expensive drugs The stigma around mental illness
  • Alarming new details disclosed about intruder

    22 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Alarming new details disclosed about intruderGettyInvestigators made a startling revelation on Monday about the man who scaled the fence and ran into the White House Friday night.Disturbing discovery inside his carMore news coverage Bush son rips GOP adWhat's on Obama's agenda?
  • The world's most exclusive restaurant

    22 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm
    The world's most exclusive restaurantBloombergIt may not look fancy on the outside, but you literally have to win a lottery to get a spot inside.Where dinner is $525 a plateMore to seeWhy menus are shrinking11 foods you shouldn't refrigerate
  • Police return to man's home in search for teen

    22 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Police return to man's home in search for teenAPOn Monday, police searched a 32-year-old man's apartment for the second time -- two days after he reached out to authorities.Request he made of officialsMore newsArias trial won't be on TV Teacher faces sex allegations
  • Report: Missing Afghan soldiers tracked down

    22 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Report: Missing Afghan soldiers tracked downFox NewsThe men, one pictured here, were first said to be missing Saturday night from the Cape Cod military base according to the Massachusetts National Guard.Area officials say they were caughtMore news headlines'Ice Bucket' firefighter diesPerry: Rivers' death preventable
 
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  • Deputy Managing Editor posted a blog post

    11 Sep 2014 | 9:43 am
    Deputy Managing Editor posted a blog postFM BENCHMARKING ALIGNS WITH OSCRE STANDARDSWashington, DC – September 10, 2014 – Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate (OSCRE) and FM BENCHMARKING announce that FM BENCHMARKING aligns with OSCRE’s Space Management and Occupancy Costs Standards, including the major categories of Facility Management (FM) expenses. This alignment means that members, subscribers and partners of the respective organizations will be able to compare facility management costs with common definitions and cost breakdowns.The alignment encompasses critical components…
  • Leslie Braunstein posted a blog post

    10 Sep 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Leslie Braunstein posted a blog postMichiel van Zadel, Will Rapaport Join UIP Asset ManagementUIP Asset Management, Inc., a subsidiary of the UIP Companies, Inc. of Washington, DC, has appointed Michiel van Zadel Vice President of Asset Management and Will Rapaport Director of Acquisitions. In addition, Jonathan Mayer has been promoted to Vice President of Acquisitions.Michiel van Zadel joins UIPAM from Bouwfonds Investment Management in the Netherlands, where he served as Portfolio and Fund Manager, overseeing $1.5 billion of US multifamily investments on behalf of institutional and high net…
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    Apartment Ratings

  • Color Me Happy

    Jacy Meyer
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Well, color my apartment happy. Colors have many psychological strings attached to them – some make us feel happy, some portray an aura of attractiveness and other give off relaxed and mellow vibes. You can give your rooms the atmosphere of your choosing by thoughtfully decorating with certain colors. Read on for some tips on what to color where and why. Dark Rich Hues Navy blue and hunter green both give off regal and sophisticated vibes. Either of these shades work well as the main color in a bedroom or a supporting color in a neutrally decorated living room (grey is a good compliment).
  • Accenting Decor

    Jacy Meyer
    4 Sep 2014 | 11:53 am
    Add that extra bit of design POW to your rooms with accent pieces… A couple cliches: Little things come in big packages. Small things bring great pleasure. It’s all in the details and that’s what we are talking about today. Think in threes Grouping similarly themed items on a table, in a corner or on a shelf, attracts the eye and can be as big or small as the space requires. A framed photo or other piece of art; a plant and a knick-knack can all look really nice together. If you collect something you can display your collection in one location or spread it around. A smile will come…
  • Top Kitchen Tips for Your Apartment

    Jacy Meyer
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Everyone has a different relationship with their kitchen. For foodies and chefs, it might be the most important room in the house. For others, it simply becomes an extension of the living space, maybe even a home office. This article is for those who want to make the most of their small kitchen. First things first: Maximize space by de-cluttering. Dedicate a day to your kitchen and pull everything out. And we mean everything. You might be surprised by the extra wooden spoons you have and odd kitchen helpers you don’t remember buying and have actually never used. The kitchen can easily get…
  • Top 5 Common Design Mistakes

    Jacy Meyer
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Design is 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 recover)…
  • Eco-Friendly Decorating

    Alicia Arnold
    18 Jun 2014 | 5:55 pm
    Everything is going 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…
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    Inman News

  • App streamlines and brands the change-of-address process for your clients

    Paul Hagey
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Houlihan Lawrence is equipping 1,200 agents serving New York City’s tony northern suburbs with Updater, a service that allows brokers and agents to brand and streamline the change-of-address process for their buyers and sellers. Updater allows consumers to update their mailing address ...
  • Is social media REALLY just a ‘conversation’?

    Christina Ethridge
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:16 am
    I hear it all the time from real estate agents and from social media experts: "Social media is a conversation." It is interesting to hear this statement floating around, a strong hold-out from old-school social media "best practices." ...
  • 7 steps to build a Google Plus real estate following

    Guest Contributor
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    By now you are surely signed up with Google Plus. You know it’s an important platform to help grow your real estate business, but it doesn’t seem to be helping you as much as you had hoped. In fact, you may even blame its lack of success on the limited traffic the site seems to be bringing you. Well, I have news for you: There are millions of Google Plus users logging on every day. So if you aren’t getting their attention, it’s all on you ...
  • Listing specialists and buyer’s agents are not created equal

    Bernice Ross
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Mike Ferry, the father of real estate coaching and one of the industry’s most iconic educators and trainers, set my head spinning with his August 2014 report to his LinkedIn group. In the report, Ferry argues that new agents should declare whether they want to work with buyers or sellers, since most agents lack the total package of skills to adequately represent both ...
  • Why ‘sourceMLS’ badges could soon be all the rage on MLS, broker and third-party websites

    Andrea V. Brambila
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:51 pm
    With consumers searching for real estate listings on any number of websites — some more trustworthy than others — a nonprofit trade group comprised mostly of multiple listing services has launched an initiative it says will help consumers cut through ...
 
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  • A Fall Day at Lake Le Homme Dieu

    Craig Mische
    14 Sep 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Earlier this morning there was a scheduled showing at one of my listings at Alexandria’s Chain of Lakes and as the owners were out of town for the day, I had to disarm the security system prior to the showing, unlock the front door and turn on lights for the showing agent. Afterwards, I drive to a friend’s cottage at the north end of Lake Le Homme Dieu. She also is out of town and gave me permission to stop by while she was away to record some video. The cottages, cabins and homes you will see in the video below are some of the classics of County Road 120.
  • Summer of 2014

    Craig Mische
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:37 am
    Are any of you in denial about summer being over? I sure am. September is my favorite month of Minnesota weather but I can’t believe I folded back the June, July and August pages of my 2014 calendar. One of my favorite videos from the summer of 2014 is below. My friends and partners at Counselor Realty, Tom and Linda Akenson, were going to boat over to pick me up for a cruise on Lake Carlos. I told Linda to text me as they were leaving their dock so I could catch some aerial video. She did and when Tom spotted eye in the sky, he hammed it up a bit. They are in a 20 foot 1960 Chris-Craft…
  • For Sale at the South End of Lake Le Homme Dieu

    Craig Mische
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Located at the south end of Lake Le Homme Dieu is a brick exterior home that was completed in 2000. The current owners had it custom built by a longtime Alexandria builder with a stellar reputation, Wambeke Family Builders. The 5,745 square feet (finished) was built on 1.99 acres and has 236 feet of lakeshore. Not your ordinary lot on Alexandria’s Chain of Lakes. It’s so private yet very close to where you want to be close to; downtown Alexandria, schools, golf courses, Central Lake Trail, medical facilities, grocery and restaurants. MLS 10-15597…$1,199,000 For a larger…
  • The Current Sale to List Ratio

    Craig Mische
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:41 am
    Last month residential homes in Alexandria, both on and off the lake, sold on average at 96.1 percent of the price listed in the Greater Alexandria Area Association of REALTORS Multiple Listing Service. If the sales history is filtered further to lake homes only at Lake Carlos, Lake Darling and Lake Le Homme Dieu, the percentage rises to 97.23 percent. The rates for all residential homes has stayed steady all year with the lowest percentage being in March at 95.2%. It is the best metric as the number of all residential sales is more consistent than lakefront sales only. With either, the trend…
  • Passing Into Lake Darling

    Craig Mische
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:39 am
    At the end of July I added a Lake Alvin lot to the Multiple Listing Service and on this site wrote about what it had to offer to someone wanting to enjoy Alexandria’s Chain of Lakes as there is a channel from Alvin to Darling. I mentioned that it is possible to “pass through easily in a small fishing boat, Sea-Doo, Stand Up Paddleboard, etc.” so I decided to show some proof.
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    Developments

  • Scourge of FEMA Trailers Wins MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant

    Robbie Whelan
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:10 am
    John Henneberger, a housing advocate from Austin, Texas, could be thought of as the FEMA trailer slayer. And for his efforts, he was named Wednesday a recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship
  • World Trade Center Lures New Tenant

    Eliot Brown
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Developer Larry Silverstein announced Thursday that financial research firm Morningstar Inc. has signed a lease for 30,000 square feet at 4 World Trade Center, the austere, glassy 2.3 million square foot office tower on the southeast corner of the site.
  • Avison Young Acquires Kwartler

    Peter Grant
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Avison Young, the fast growing Canadian commercial real estate services company, has made another acquisition in the New York City region: Kwartler Associates, a New Jersey-based property management firm.
  • Amid Sluggish Office Market, Landlord Bets Midtown Will Regain Its Stride

    Eliot Brown
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Amid sluggish leasing in Midtown, SL Green Realty is making a bet that the neighborhood is on the rise.
  • Reader’s Choice: The Best Food Cities

    Caitlin Huston
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:26 am
    In this week's Mansion cover story, we looked at how food enthusiasts look to move to cities and neighborhoods with a colorful food scene. We asked reader's to name their favorite food cities and explain why. Here's what they said...
 
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    NYT > Mortgages and the Markets

  • A New Way to Build Equity

    20 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A conservative-leaning organization and a housing advocacy group join forces to promote a new 15-year mortgage designed to help borrowers build equity more quickly.
  • Are Subprime Mortgages Coming Back?

    13 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Six years after the housing bust, the return of riskier mortgage lending may be inevitable — and welcome.
  • They Built It. People Came. Now They Go.

    8 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A government program to solve Mexico’s chronic housing shortage produced huge developments without jobs or supporting services, forcing thousands of new owners to abandon their homes.
  • Mortgage Problems When Buying Outside the Box

    6 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Homes deemed unusual may be desirable for some to own, but even borrowers with excellent credit may have trouble obtaining sufficient financing to purchase them.
  • HUD Reverse Mortgages for Co-ops Unlikely

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A long-awaited regulatory change that would open up the federal government’s reverse mortgage program to co-ops is not yet happening.
 
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    HUD Press Releases

  • HUD, VA, and USICH Announce 33% Drop in Veteran Homelessness Since 2010

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:07 am
    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) today released a new national estimate of veteran homelessness in the United States. Data collected during the annual Point-in-Time Count conducted in January 2014 shows there were 49,933 homeless veterans in America, a decline of 33 percent (or 24,837 people) since 2010. This includes a nearly 40 percent drop in the number of veterans sleeping on the street.
  • FHA to Eliminate "Post Payment" Interest Charges

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:07 am
    WASHINGTON - The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today announced that borrowers who prepay their FHA-insured mortgages will not have to make interest payments beyond the date their mortgage is paid in full. FHA's rule, Handling Prepayments: Eliminating Post-Payment Interest Charges, applies for FHA-insured mortgages closed on or after January 21, 2015. This rule explicitly prohibits lenders from charging borrowers post settlement interest, which is broadly defined as a "prepayment penalty" by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), for all FHA Single Family mortgage products and…
  • HUD, Census Bureau Report New Residential Sales In July

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:07 am
    WASHINGTON - Sales of new single-family houses in July 2014 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 412,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is 2.4 percent (±11.9%)* below the revised June rate of 422,000 and is 12.3 percent (±14.4%)* above the July 2013 estimate of 367,000.
 
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    Real Estate Agent Market News- IQ Real Estate

  • Free Real Estate Marketing

    22 Sep 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Get quality referrals and leads. Post Flash Property Listings (up to 10 photos per listing, no limits). Upgrade to Photo / Premium Agent Listing for free. If you are a 4-Star Agent or Broker, you should check IQRealEstate.com out. Over 900,000 agents listed. We are by far the Fastest Growing Directory online. Over 300,000 pages indexed in search engines. Be IQ Smart.
  • Temecula Real Estate And Mortgage Consultants Announce New Agent To Handle High End Homes for Sale in Temecula ...

    22 Sep 2014 | 5:47 pm
    The real estate and mortgage team headed by Kevin Leonard has added another Temecula Realtor to handle the luxury homes for sale in Temecula and surrounding cities. The consulting team has added a top agent that is an expert in dealing with more expensive properties. (PRWeb September 22, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/luxury-homes-for-sale/Temecula-real-estate ...
  • 10 Steps to Finding A Trustworthy Real Estate Agent in Singapore

    21 Sep 2014 | 5:47 pm
    With ERA winning the #1 Property Agency in Singapore in the 2014 Influential Brands study, we spoke to a few of their SAEA award-winning agents to learn how to determine that you're dealing with a trustworthy real estate agent. The Council for Estate Agencies (CEA) is a statutory board that is empowered to regulate the real estate industry, and all real estate agents are required to be ...
  • 10 Steps to Finding A Trustworthy Real Estate Agent in Singapore

    21 Sep 2014 | 5:47 pm
    With ERA winning the #1 Property Agency in Singapore in the 2014 Influential Brands study, we spoke to a few of their SAEA award-winning agents to learn how to determine that you're dealing with a trustworthy real estate agent. The Council for Estate Agencies (CEA) is a statutory board that is empowered to regulate the real estate industry, and all real estate agents are required to be ...
  • Inside Real Estate Launches Its Next-Generation Lead, Marketing, CRM & Reporting Suite For The Real Estate Industry

    21 Sep 2014 | 5:47 pm
    SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inside Real Estate (www.insiderealestate.com) officially launches the latest version of its leading marketing suite, featuring its new Performance Center.  A combination of advanced marketing software and services, IRE's solution gives real estate brokerages and teams something many still desperately lack: Real-time metrics on agent & lead ...
 
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    Business Insider

  • Apple's Record Breaking Weekend In Context (AAPL)

    Dave Smith
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Apple on Monday announced yet another record-breaking opening weekend for its latest iPhone lineup, which includes the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. But by now, it's customary — even expected — for each new iPhone to break the opening weekend record of its predecessor. Based on company data charted for us by BI Intelligence, Apple has successfully one-upped itself each year since the first iPhone was released in June 2007.  SEE ALSO: APPLE ANNOUNCES OPENING WEEKEND IPHONE 6 SALES WERE OVER 10 MILLION Join the conversation about this story »
  • Facebook Billionaire Sheryl Sandberg Is Now A Comic Book Star

    Madeline Stone
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Sheryl Sandberg worked her way up the ranks in Google and Facebook to become one of the most successful women in tech.  A new comic book called "Female Force: Sheryl Sandberg" tells her whole life story in drawing form, from working for former treasury secretary Larry Summers to joining Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook. The "Female Force" series has highlighted a number of successful women in the past, including Melinda Gates, Hillary Clinton, and Arianna Huffington. The imprint was created by Bluewater Productions, who has also written about Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Steve…
  • Why Did Google Support ALEC, A Giant Organization That Denies Climate Change? (GOOG)

    Dave Smith
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Google on Monday announced it would pull its support from The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) due to the organization’s ongoing denial of climate change. "The facts of climate change are not in question anymore, everyone understands that climate change is occurring, and the people who oppose it are really hurting our children and our grandchildren and making the world a much worse place, and we should not be aligned with such people,” Google chairman Eric Schmidt said in a statement. But some people might be wondering: Why did Google support this organization in the first…
  • Elon Musk Just Got $2.6 Billion To Build His Amazing 'Space Taxi' — Here's How It Works

    Ajai Raj
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:28 pm
    This week, NASA announced that Elon Musk's SpaceX will receive a $2.6 billion contract to develop the manned iteration of its Dragon capsule, the first version of which is already being used to resupply the International Space Station. (Boeing received a contract to develop its own manned space craft, the CST-100 capsule, as well, to the tune of $4.2 billion.) Under the Commercial Crew Program contract, SpaceX will not only assist NASA in transporting astronauts and cargo to the ISS, but will also be free to transport civilians, in effect providing a taxi service to low-Earth orbit for…
  • The Most Influential College In Every State

    Peter Jacobs
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Higher education information website Noodle has put together this great list showing the most influential college in each state. The list covers a range of schools — from Ivy League universities to large state schools to small liberal arts colleges. Perennial top-ranked universities such as Harvard and Stanford represent their states, joined by lesser known schools like Berea and Wheeling Jesuit. According to Noodle, this list was based on an aggregation of data from over 4,000 colleges. Noodle combined four distinct criteria to determine the most influential college in each state —…
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    Inman News

  • App streamlines and brands the change-of-address process for your clients

    Paul Hagey
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Houlihan Lawrence is equipping 1,200 agents serving New York City’s tony northern suburbs with Updater, a service that allows brokers and agents to brand and streamline the change-of-address process for their buyers and sellers. Updater allows consumers to update their mailing address ...
  • Is social media REALLY just a ‘conversation’?

    Christina Ethridge
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:16 am
    I hear it all the time from real estate agents and from social media experts: "Social media is a conversation." It is interesting to hear this statement floating around, a strong hold-out from old-school social media "best practices." ...
  • 7 steps to build a Google Plus real estate following

    Guest Contributor
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    By now you are surely signed up with Google Plus. You know it’s an important platform to help grow your real estate business, but it doesn’t seem to be helping you as much as you had hoped. In fact, you may even blame its lack of success on the limited traffic the site seems to be bringing you. Well, I have news for you: There are millions of Google Plus users logging on every day. So if you aren’t getting their attention, it’s all on you ...
  • Listing specialists and buyer’s agents are not created equal

    Bernice Ross
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Mike Ferry, the father of real estate coaching and one of the industry’s most iconic educators and trainers, set my head spinning with his August 2014 report to his LinkedIn group. In the report, Ferry argues that new agents should declare whether they want to work with buyers or sellers, since most agents lack the total package of skills to adequately represent both ...
  • Why ‘sourceMLS’ badges could soon be all the rage on MLS, broker and third-party websites

    Andrea V. Brambila
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:51 pm
    With consumers searching for real estate listings on any number of websites — some more trustworthy than others — a nonprofit trade group comprised mostly of multiple listing services has launched an initiative it says will help consumers cut through ...
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    All HW content

  • Single GSE bond is coming, but when?

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:31 pm
    “The CSP is a very important goal of the enterprises,” FHFA Senior Associate Director Robert Fishman said. “We have made real progress on the software build, but development will continue for quite a while. This is not a done deal.”
  • CFPB collecting data on 600 million credit accounts despite privacy, security risks

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:17 pm
    A Government Accountability Office comprehensive study released by the ranking member of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee confirms that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is collecting financial data on up to 600 million consumer credit card accounts, without sufficient security and privacy protections to ensure there is no risk of improper collection, use, or release of consumer financial data.
  • Investors Unite: No, District Court ruling won’t affect GSE lawsuit

    22 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    A ruling late Friday with U.S. District Judge Amy Jackson holding that Fannie Mae shareholders cannot sue the Department of Treasury in a derivative action may not be the blow to the shareholder case against Treasury that HousingWire first cast it as.
  • Ginnie Mae launches 5 new initiatives to increase mortgage lending

    22 Sep 2014 | 9:19 am
    While homeownership is the cornerstone of the America dream, the new Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Julián Castro, noted that this just isn’t as possible as it used to be for many Americans. But Ginnie Mae is quickly working to combat this.
  • 3 burning appraisal questions for the CEO of Veros

    22 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    During a recent panel at the Bipartisan Housing Summit, Darius Bozorgi, the CEO of Veros, indicated that he felt the technological approach of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Housing Administration should be extended to the rest of the housing industry. Here's what he meant.
 
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    Real Estate Agent Market News- IQ Real Estate

  • Free Real Estate Marketing

    22 Sep 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Get quality referrals and leads. Post Flash Property Listings (up to 10 photos per listing, no limits). Upgrade to Photo / Premium Agent Listing for free. If you are a 4-Star Agent or Broker, you should check IQRealEstate.com out. Over 900,000 agents listed. We are by far the Fastest Growing Directory online. Over 300,000 pages indexed in search engines. Be IQ Smart.
  • Temecula Real Estate And Mortgage Consultants Announce New Agent To Handle High End Homes for Sale in Temecula ...

    22 Sep 2014 | 5:47 pm
    The real estate and mortgage team headed by Kevin Leonard has added another Temecula Realtor to handle the luxury homes for sale in Temecula and surrounding cities. The consulting team has added a top agent that is an expert in dealing with more expensive properties. (PRWeb September 22, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/luxury-homes-for-sale/Temecula-real-estate ...
  • 10 Steps to Finding A Trustworthy Real Estate Agent in Singapore

    21 Sep 2014 | 5:47 pm
    With ERA winning the #1 Property Agency in Singapore in the 2014 Influential Brands study, we spoke to a few of their SAEA award-winning agents to learn how to determine that you're dealing with a trustworthy real estate agent. The Council for Estate Agencies (CEA) is a statutory board that is empowered to regulate the real estate industry, and all real estate agents are required to be ...
  • 10 Steps to Finding A Trustworthy Real Estate Agent in Singapore

    21 Sep 2014 | 5:47 pm
    With ERA winning the #1 Property Agency in Singapore in the 2014 Influential Brands study, we spoke to a few of their SAEA award-winning agents to learn how to determine that you're dealing with a trustworthy real estate agent. The Council for Estate Agencies (CEA) is a statutory board that is empowered to regulate the real estate industry, and all real estate agents are required to be ...
  • Inside Real Estate Launches Its Next-Generation Lead, Marketing, CRM & Reporting Suite For The Real Estate Industry

    21 Sep 2014 | 5:47 pm
    SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inside Real Estate (www.insiderealestate.com) officially launches the latest version of its leading marketing suite, featuring its new Performance Center.  A combination of advanced marketing software and services, IRE's solution gives real estate brokerages and teams something many still desperately lack: Real-time metrics on agent & lead ...
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    House Price Crash News Blog

  • Metro: Telescope made using a 3D printer captures incredible picture of the moon

    libertas
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:13 am
    Monetarists & "free market" economists such as Mises Institute folks bleat on about inflation, they forget the market's ability to find solutions to monetary expansion. This 3D printer solution reduces the cost of a telescope ten fold. Insignificant you say? Irrelevant to houses? Well, we are just at the beginning of the 3D printing REVOLUTION, which will see prices collapse across the board with larger business models in some industries becoming irrelevant as folk just buy designs & press print, either in 3D print shops or, with their home printer. This is one example…
  • Telegraph: The average working life isn't long enough to pay for a house

    quiet guy
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:05 am
    Also this week, the National Housing Federation produced research showing that two in three first-time buyers now got help from their parents, up from one in three five years ago. Of today’s children, it predicted that only those from the “wealthiest families will be able to buy a home”. It also poured cold water on any claims by today’s older generation that buying a house was as difficult when they were young. The ratio between property prices and wages has shifted so enormously that house buying today is as difficult for buyers with two…
  • BBC News: 'Pyramid scheme' operation sees six women convicted

    smiley
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:52 am
    What these women did was clearly wrong: they were using misleading promises and an unsustainable financial model to make thousands of pounds. Victims lost money (although many victims were looking to get rich quick, so sympathy might be limited). Of course, this is a world away from the property market, where banks and mortgage companies use misleading promises and an unsustainable financial model to make billions. Unlike a real ponzi scheme, the property boom depends on ever-increasing amounts of money, invested to make gains, and sustainable as long as ever-increasing amounts of money keep…
  • Fisher Jones Greenwood: Scottish Independence Referendum - Possible Effects on Commercial Property

    mattfjg
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:01 am
    As Scotland prepares to go to the polls on September 18, ex-president of the British Property Federation David Hunter has warned that a Yes vote could have a ‘drastic, negative impact’ on commercial property values in Scotland.
  • MoneyWeek: House prices: pausing for breath or the start of something big?

    andrew.williams
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:03 am
    Is Britain's summer house-price slowdown just a pause before the next leg higher, or is it the start of something more ominous?
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    Developments

  • Scourge of FEMA Trailers Wins MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant

    Robbie Whelan
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:10 am
    John Henneberger, a housing advocate from Austin, Texas, could be thought of as the FEMA trailer slayer. And for his efforts, he was named Wednesday a recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship
  • World Trade Center Lures New Tenant

    Eliot Brown
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Developer Larry Silverstein announced Thursday that financial research firm Morningstar Inc. has signed a lease for 30,000 square feet at 4 World Trade Center, the austere, glassy 2.3 million square foot office tower on the southeast corner of the site.
  • Avison Young Acquires Kwartler

    Peter Grant
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Avison Young, the fast growing Canadian commercial real estate services company, has made another acquisition in the New York City region: Kwartler Associates, a New Jersey-based property management firm.
  • Amid Sluggish Office Market, Landlord Bets Midtown Will Regain Its Stride

    Eliot Brown
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Amid sluggish leasing in Midtown, SL Green Realty is making a bet that the neighborhood is on the rise.
  • Reader’s Choice: The Best Food Cities

    Caitlin Huston
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:26 am
    In this week's Mansion cover story, we looked at how food enthusiasts look to move to cities and neighborhoods with a colorful food scene. We asked reader's to name their favorite food cities and explain why. Here's what they said...
 
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    The Housing Chronicles Blog

  • September column for Builder & Developer magazine now online

    19 Sep 2014 | 2:52 pm
    My column for the September 2014 issue of Builder and Developer magazine is now posted online.For this issue, entitled "The Politics of Drought," I wanted to review the current state of the extreme drought impacting the western U.S. and how the building industry is adapting to it. An excerpt: "...there are some important differences between this event and the last major drought to hit California in 1976-77, in which the state’s reservoirs plummeted to 41 percent of average. On the demand side, although the state’s population has doubled since the last drought, per-capita water use has…
  • BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 9/19/14

    19 Sep 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 9/19/14 on the Web.In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:August building permits fell by 5.6 percent from Muly but still up 5.3 percent year-over-yearAugust housing starts dipped by 14.4 percent from July but still up 8.0 percent year-over-yearInitial unemployment claims fall by 36,000 in latest reportMortgage applications rise by 7.9 percent in latest survey even as rates rise to highest level since June 2014Federal Reserve plans for keep interest rates at current levels for…
  • BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 9/18/14

    18 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 9/18/14 on the Web. In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators: Builder confidence rises to 59, or highest level since November 2005CPI fell 0.2 percent in August but still up 1.7 percent over previous 12 monthsProducer Price Index unchanged in August but up 1.8 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 9/16/14

    16 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 9/16/14 on the Web.In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:Retail sales rose strongly in August, July figure revised to small gainConsumer sentiment index for mid-September rises to highest reading since July 2013Business inventories rose 0.4 percent in July as sales increased 0.8 percentEmpire State Manufacturing Survey shows robust expansion in SeptemberWant to advertise in the newsletter and reach over 130,000 readers? Contact National Sales Manager Nick Cosan at…
  • BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 9/12/14

    12 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 9/12/14 on the Web.In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:Initial unemployment claims rise by 11,000 in latest report, but 4-week average up by just 750August home prices rose 7.8 percent year-over-year and 1.0 percent from previous month 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
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    Habitat for Humanity - Twin Cities

  • Intern – Family Services – Full Time, Paid, Temporary

    tonyma
    4 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Family Services Intern- Full Time, Paid, Temporary The Family Services Intern will support the work of the Family Services Department by providing assistance with homebuyer closing and underwriting components. This will include providing excellent customer service to homebuyer family applicants and to key staff members cross-departmentally. It will also include creating a New Homeowner Support Packet to assist new families in moving into their new home. The Intern will assist with income verification, completing administrative tasks related to homebuyer closing and public funding, and…
  • Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity and Dow create affordable housing in the St.Paul/Minneapolis metro area in partnership with local families

    Becky Engen
    3 Jun 2014 | 7:56 am
    Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is one of 39 global affiliates funded by international partnership St. Paul, MN (May 31, 2014) – Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is partnering with Dow and local area Dow employees in 2014 to build or rehabilitate a home in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area as part of the company’s 2014 commitment to Habitat for Humanity International. This year, the partnership includes 41 Habitat builds in 15 countries, and more than 1,500 employees who are expected to log 10,000 volunteer hours with Habitat. “We’re thrilled to have The Dow Chemical Company…
  • Events Program Manager – Full Time Position

    tonyma
    14 May 2014 | 10:43 am
    The Events Program Manager plans, organizes and implements special and major events for fundraising and public relations purposes. They also cultivate new and existing donor relationships, securing event sponsorship and in-kind donations as needed. Duties also include leading the home dedication process as well as other events. RESPONSIBILITIES: Plan, coordinate and manage the execution of Fundraising/Special Events, including but not limited to the Hard Hat & Black Tie Gala and Raise the Roof Golf Tournament. Also responsible to lead the home dedication event process Coordinate committee…
  • A New Home for Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

    admin02
    24 Feb 2014 | 12:07 pm
    A new landmark for the community on University Avenue in St. Paul Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity’s New Home at 1954 University Avenue in St. Paul On Monday, February 24, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity moved into its New Home at 1954 University Avenue in St. Paul. This location is at the intersection of Prior and University Avenues, right on the new light rail Green Line. Background: Twin Cities Habitat was started in a church basement in 1985. Since then, our volunteers and staff have helped more than 1,000 local families build and buy Habitat homes in 52 communities across the Twin…
  • The Wizard of Oz cast building with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

    admin02
    3 Dec 2013 | 9:29 am
    The Wizard of Oz musical cast volunteering in two Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity home builds on Tuesday, December 10 What: Cast and crew of The Wizard of Oz musical and the Ordway staff will be working as volunteers to help build two Habitat for Humanity homes in the Twin Cities in support of the “There’s No Place Like Home” campaign. Where/When: Construction Site #1:   5116 35th Ave. N. Crystal 55422 Construction Site #2:   510 Edmund Ave. St. Paul 55103 Volunteers will work from 9am-3pm on Tuesday, December 10. The stars from the musical will be working on Site #1 in Crystal.
 
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    National Mortgage News

  • Guild Mortgage Acquires Comstock Mortgage

    21 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Two California mortgage companies are joining forces starting next month.
  • Fannie, Freddie to Evaluate Alternative Credit-Scoring Models

    21 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The commitment by the two housing giants marks a win for upstart VantageScore Solutions in its quest to compete against industry leader Fair Isaac Corp. However, the outcome of the review is uncertain, and Fannie warned that the costs of adopting new credit scores might prove to be "substantial."
  • Cordray: CFPB Focused on E-Closing, Reducing Paperwork

    21 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau remains committed to working with the financial services industry to improve the mortgage closing experience for consumers through the use of technology, CFPB director Richard Cordray said.
  • Senate Said Likely to Take Up Reg Relief Next Year

    21 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    There is a good chance legislation that would provide regulatory relief to small banks and address concerns about which banks are dubbed systemically important could be wrapped in the same Senate bill next year, experts said at National Mortgage News's 4th Annual Regulatory Symposium.
  • Sales of Previously Owned Homes Drop as Investors Retreat

    21 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Purchases of previously owned homes unexpectedly declined in August for the first time in five months as investors retreated from the market.
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    NHC Open House Blog

  • HUD embraces regulatory flexibility to encourage preservation of affordable rental housing

    22 Sep 2014 | 11:44 am
    by Ellen Lurie Hoffman, National Housing TrustNHC invites guest blog posters to write on important housing topics.  The views expressed by guest bloggers do not necessarily reflect those of NHC or its members.HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing recently issued guidance to create regulatory flexibility and encourage preservation of existing affordable multifamily properties. In two memos, Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) Ben Metcalf authorized changes in HUD rules which will ease the burden on property owners trying to recapitalize aging assisted properties and maintain their long-term…
  • Growing the housing movement

    18 Sep 2014 | 9:36 am
    by Maya Brennan, National Housing ConferenceWith more than 80 years behind it and countless more ahead, the affordable housing movement is rich with NHCers, as our esteemed Conrad Egan collectively calls NHC staff. NHCers know the important role that safe, decent, and affordable housing plays in our lives. We know that the housing movement needs options for all income levels, communities, and needs. And we know that solving the nation’s affordable housing challenges is possible.Maya moderating at NHC's Veterans Housing Convening. She will be missed!We can solve the nation’s housing…
  • Problems and promise in HUD single family loan sale program

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    By Rebekah King, National Housing Conference HUD has released its first report on the performance of loans in the Single Family Loan Sale (SFLS) program. This report highlights some of the program’s successes but also suggests some concerns as the program moves forward. FHA is managing the conflicting objectives of improving its balance sheet to meet congressional demands while serving borrowers and preventing foreclosures. In the last year, FHA has been under tremendous pressure from Congress to address its losses and improve overall performance, as Ethan Handelman discussed in an earlier…
  • Even grandmothers get the (NIMBY) blues

    9 Sep 2014 | 10:32 am
    by Amy Clark, National Housing ConferenceThis morning I discovered this story on opposition to an affordable senior housing development built by National Church Residences in St. Louis County, Mo. via the Twitter feed of the Urban Institute’s Erika Poethig (note to all: if you’re not on Twitter, you’re missing out). Housing advocates often see older adults (along with children and people with disabilities) as the “sacred cows” of community acceptance: who could object to Grandma moving in next door?But what appears to be a minority of Oakville residents found a way. For those who…
  • Words matter

    3 Sep 2014 | 9:07 am
    by Chris Estes, National Housing ConferenceSeptember is finally upon us, which means the beginning of the season of affordable housing forums, conferences and convenings. At NHC we are set for our busiest fall ever!On Sept. 11 NHC will host a Veterans Housing Convening at the Ronald Regan Center here in DC. This event will focus on rental housing in particular and will feature research presentations from the National Low Income Housing Coalition, League of Cities and NHC’s Center for Housing Policy, best practices in veterans housing communications and a discussion of policy recommendations…
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    St. John's Real Estate Homes for Sale

  • St. John’s Average House Price for August 2014

    Stephen Winters
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:37 am
    St. John’s Real Estate Stats for August 2014 Total # of MLS Listings = 1299 Total # of Sales [Aug] = 458 Number of Active Listings for Sale in Newfoundland = 5658 Numbers are based on both residential and commercial listings/sales Here is a break down by area for August: St. John’s: Listings = 237 Sales = 103 Sales/Listings Ratio = 43% Average sale price for a home in St. John’s: $346,273 for the month of August and the 12 month average $345,722 Mount Pearl: Listings = 44 Sales = 17 Sales/Listings Ratio = 39% Average Sale Price (12 month average): $299,194 Paradise: Listings = 69…
  • Investment property near MUN 115 Bonaventure Ave

    Stephen Winters
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:06 am
    115 Bonaventure Ave is located close to MUN and downtown St. John`s.  This 2-apt home has a lot of upgrades. Hardwood and ceramic floors, new kitchen cabinets, bathrooms renovated and and vinyl windows. 4 bedrooms on the main floor with a 1 bedroom apartment in the basement. The home is situated on a large deep treed lot. The perfect home for an investment or to live in one unit and rent the other.  MLS 1106665  Asking price is $334,900  Contact Fraser or Stephen Winters for additional information.
  • St. John’s Real Estate Average House Prices for July 2014

    Stephen Winters
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:07 am
    Total # of MLS Listings [July] = 1505 Total # of Sales [July] = 519 Number of Active Listings for Sale in Newfoundland = 5984 Numbers are based on both residential and commercial listings/sales Here is a break down by area for July: St. John’s Real Estate: Listings = 248 Sales = 114 Sales/Listings Ratio = 46% Average sale price for a home in St. John’s: $343,617 for the month of July and the 12 month average $342,138 Mount Pearl Real Estate: Listings = 44 Sales = 22 Sales/Listings Ratio = 50% Average Sale Price (12 month average): $294,849 Paradise Real Estate: Listings = 68 Sales = 25…
  • Airport Heights Home for Sale – 63 Otter Drive

    Stephen Winters
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:08 am
    ** SALE PENDING ** 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…
  • 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…
 
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    Miami Beach Real Estate Blog

  • Aventura’s Turnberry Isles South #19D Just Sold by Ashton Coleman

    Ashton Coleman
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Aventura’s Turnberry Isles South #19D Just Sold by Ashton Coleman Turnberry Isles Condo Specs: 19667 Turnberry Way #19D Aventura, Florida 33180 Built In 1980 2 Bedroom | 2 Bath 1,887 SF Interior (Floor Plan) Approx. 2,000 SF Total Sale Price $468,000 Originally Priced at $479,000 98% SP$/LP Ratio 2013 Taxes $5,530 (No Exemptions) Guard Gated | Full Amenity Building Meticulously Cared for Original Condition Seller Representation – Canada Buyer – New York I know Aventura real estate & Turnberry Isles Condos. If you are interested, or know someone interested in buying or…
  • Introducing Quayside Townhome 5006 | Miami Luxury Real Estate

    Ashton Coleman
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:23 am
    Just Listed Townhomes at Quayside 5006 An amazing tropical paradise within the most secure guard gates of Quayside. Welcome to Townhomes at Quayside #5006 with great open water views of Biscayne Bay along with your boat docked at the back door! This 2-level Townhome has been renovated with over $60,000 in upgrades including an elevator, marble floors, column decor and an upgraded kitchen and bathrooms. Expansive terrace from upper level or lower level with easy pool access exiting to your vessel. Breezes come off the waterways into your home with an outdoor environmental escape not…
  • Just Listed | Trump Palace 1705 | Sunny Isles Beach Seasonal Lease

    Ashton Coleman
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:04 am
    Just Listed at Trump Palace 1705 | Sunny Isles Beach Seasonal Lease Trump Palace #1705 is fully furnished and available with all the luxuries of Trump Resort yet the privacy and amenities of Trump Palace including unlimited parking, 4 pools, tennis, Spa, restaurants and more. Concierge services and gated entryway with the utmost in security and privacy. Residence 1705 is gorgeous with the interior finished in marble and contemporary furniture. The massive Master Bedroom has been enlarged adding more area than any other 2 bedroom line available. Ready for immediate or seasonal lease term.
  • Regalia Sunny Isles Beach | Limited Edition Living

    Ashton Coleman
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Regalia Sunny Isles Beach | Limited Edition Living Regalia Residences are already setting new area records with sales above $10M and selling values above $1,900 psf! The new condo development consist of only 39 total residences with 1 very spacious unit per floor. Above & beyond the standard single floor living space, is the most impressive Regalia Penthouse and Regalia Beach House boasting two trophy properties like no other in Sunny Isles Beach. Now offering limited edition living. Regalia Location | 19575 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles Beach Regalia Condo Residence Features: 39 Total…
  • Sunny Isles Beach (JADE Beach #802) Just Sold by Ashton Coleman

    Ashton Coleman
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Just Sold this Beautiful Direct Ocean Condo at Jade Beach JADE Condo Specs: 17001 Collins Avenue #802 Sunny Isles Beach, Florida 33160 Built In 2007 1 Bedroom | 2 bath + Den 1,210 SF Interior (Floor Plan) 1,367 SF Total Sale Price $940,000 Originally Priced at $1.295M 2013 Taxes $10,792 Full Amenity Building White Glass Floors & Beautifully Renovated Seller Representation – Philly Buyer – Canada I know Sunny Isles Beach real estate & JADE Condos. If you are interested, or know someone interested in buying or selling a condo in Sunny Isles, it’s essential to work with…
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    Real Estate Investing Blog

  • Bloomberg Radio Guest Interview

    Marco Santarelli
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Once again, I was honored to be invited back as a guest on the Investing Coast-2-Coast radio show with Pete Asmus and Ivan Oberon. These two guys broadcast a great daily radio show and have a ton of fun doing it.  It is a “must listen to” radio program for new and seasoned real estate investors. On the radio show we went into depth on each of my 10 Rules of Successful Real Estate Investing.  We also covered a few other topics as we went off on tangents.  Be sure to listen to the program. Read the rest of Bloomberg Radio Guest Interview » For more articles like this,…
  • 5 Reasons Real Estate Is (Once Again) a Prudent Investment

    Brenton Hayden
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    If you are someone who has given up on the dream of real estate investment, before even giving it a serious look, consider a few trends. Construction is on the rise, foreclosures and repossessions are decreasing.  The U.S. Census Bureau recently reported that new residential sales in May 2014 have increased an estimated 16.9 percent compared to the same period last year. Far from least, US median property sales are up over 11% annually, the biggest increase since 2012. It’s clear, conditions are optimal.  Given today’s economy, with low property prices, decreased interest rates and…
  • Why Investors Should Continue Buying Real Estate

    Steve Sjuggerud
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Is this the end of the housing recovery? NO! “By keeping interest rates low, we are trying to make homes more affordable and revive the housing market.” That came from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen earlier this year. My friend, that’s all you need to know when it comes to the housing market today. Read the rest of Why Investors Should Continue Buying Real Estate » 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.
  • How Will Immigration Impact Residential Real Estate?

    Marco Santarelli
    4 Aug 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Demographically, a lot has been written about how Millennials and Baby Boomers will impact real estate.  But how will 11 million undocumented immigrants impact residential real estate if they are given residency? Will millions of undocumented immigrants buy houses and increase prices and rents?  Already, we are starting to see some signs of how immigration is impacting housing. Read the rest of How Will Immigration Impact Residential Real Estate? » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2014 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate Investments.
  • The Long and Winding Recovery

    Marco Santarelli
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:37 pm
    Zillow’s second quarter Real Estate Market Report shows national home values rose 6.3% on a year-over-year basis from June 2013 to $174,200.  The last time national home values were at this level was back in March 2005.  (Housing prices peaked in 2006.) Rents were up 2.5% on a year-over-year basis.  The Zillow Home Value Forecast calls for 4.2% appreciation nationally from June 2014 to June 2015. Read the rest of The Long and Winding Recovery » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2014 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate Investments.
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    Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate News

  • A big shout out to Lake Ridge Virginia Town House Owners

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (Twins Selling Real Estate Team)
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Do you own a townhouse that is 10 Years or younger? Have you ever thought of selling?  Well right now in Lake Ridge Virginia there is a shortage of town houses for sale that are less than ten years old. First time buyers are seareching for a home just like yours. If you have a three finished level townhouse with a walkout basement, deck and a fenced yard  in Lake Ridge, Old Bridge Estates, Ridgeleigh, Westridge or The Glen we want to hear from you. Resale inventory is very low. When inventory is LOW you have a chance of "getting your price!!" Let's talk...call me 703-851-3085. The chart…
  • Main Level Living Homes Can Be Found in Four Seasons

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (Twins Selling Real Estate Team)
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:44 am
    For those who are dreaming of one day downsizing and buying a smaller home, we want someplace with less space, less maintenance less yard work and a place where we will be around like minded homeowners. In our area that would be the  Four Seasons at Historic Dumfries in  Eastern Prince William County Virginia.Four Seasons is a planned community designed for the over 55 homeowners.  Four Seasons is just off I-95 and near the Rt 1 cooridor. Shopping, hotels, restaurants area all near by. In a few short years you will be able to go about a mile and half and get on the Potomac Shores VRE…
  • Oh my gosh...we're out of LISTINGS. Who wants to sell their home?

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (Twins Selling Real Estate Team)
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:51 am
    Attention homeowners in the Lake Ridge, Woodbridge, Dale City and the Dumfries Virginia areas. The Twins Selling Real Estate Team have successfully assisted dozens of sellers and home buyers to the settlement table already this year. But we find ourselves in uncharted territory. We're out of homes to SELL! If you are thinking about selling your home soon, we would like to interview for the job! Yes I said "Interview" If you are thinking of selling your home, it  is important to talk to three local real estate agents prior to listing your home For Sale.   Why?  You learn who knows more…
  • "I can't believe this house is going to be mine!"

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (Twins Selling Real Estate Team)
    6 Sep 2014 | 9:13 pm
    Today was a big day for one of customers! It was a year ago or so they first thought about selling. However it wasn't until this spring they acted on that thought. It was right around Easter that we listed the home For Sale in Manassas Virginia. I remember I did an Open House on the Saturday of Easter Weekend. Turns out another agent had  relocating buyers in town on a house hunting trip. They were the first to see the home. They were worried it would sell on the Open House so they wrote an offer the night before. Of course the homeowners wanted to wait to see what would happen with the Open…
  • The big question for many these days. Do you age in place or move?

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (Twins Selling Real Estate Team)
    4 Sep 2014 | 11:03 pm
    Heading into my sixties the thoughts of downsizing  has crossed my mind. We live in a multi-generational three level single family home with five bedrooms, four full baths and two half bath on a level acreage fenced acreage lot in a planned community. From the street it appears to be a one level rambler. People are so shocked when they enter and see a two story foyer, four bedrooms up as well as a full finished basement . The home is over 4800 finished square feet. Plus the two storage rooms in the basement. It's a big house and so it the lot.  So that is why I struggle. It's a amazing…
 
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    KW Blog

  • What is Your ONE Thing Learned at Mega Camp 2014?

    adminkwblog
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:17 am
    In his welcome speech on day one of Mega Agent, Gary Keller asked everyone to write down the ONE thing they heard at Mega Camp that if they go home and implement it everything else will be easier or unnecessary. Here is what some KW associates are taking home with them: Walsh Jordan Javed Mirza   Jason Bacorn Bryan Le, James Tang, Jacquiline Nguyen Terny Jordan Bill Jamison       The post What is Your ONE Thing Learned at Mega Camp 2014? appeared first on KW Blog.
  • Party With A Purpose Raised Tens of Thousands of Dollars for KW Kids Cares

    adminkwblog
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:50 am
    One of the highlights of Mega Camp each year is the Party with a Purpose. Associates gather for an evening of entertainment that supports a special cause. Previous recipients have included the Will Norton Miracle Field in Joplin, Mo., or the KW Family Fund that supports Keller Williams associates in Des Moines, Iowa. This year’s Party with a Purpose provided seed money for KW Kids Care, a new non-profit envisioned by Gary Keller to provide educational opportunities, scholarships and grants to the children of KW associates. The festivities included a musical performance by Christopher…
  • Expansion Model Is the Next Avenue to Growth and Profitability

    adminkwblog
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:08 am
    An advance guard of Keller Williams mega agents are changing the real estate industry by expanding their businesses into new locations. These locations don’t have to be in the same city, or even the same state. There are two key pieces for successful expansion: administrative systems and lead generation systems. To expand to another location, you must master and develop these systems. Expansion will expose any holes in your current business, which allows you to strengthen your business for further expansion. Why would you want to expand? It’s simple: profit. Expanding allows you to…
  • Do You Have the Best Marketing in Your Market?

    adminkwblog
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Gary Keller and Tony DiCello sat down with Ryan Zook of Dwellus and Brett Tanner at Mega Camp to discuss how to have the best marketing in your market by focusing on your strengths and leveraging them. The example campaign discussed used an elegant combination of direct mail, internet and phone to drive leads. Starting with a direct mail campaign, “Just Sold” cards have proven to be quite successful.  Take a listing and market to the 250 – 500 surrounding houses that are comparable properties and don’t put the price on card, just a percent of asking price to pique their curiosity and…
  • Working with Builders

    adminkwblog
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Gary Keller and Noah Ostroff of Noah Ostroff & Associates in Philadelphia, discussed the unique opportunities and challenges of working with builders. Gary kicked off the panel by announcing that Noah was doing something fundamentally different than anyone else that has spoken on the Mega Camp 2014 stage. Noah explained that he had discovered this subset of the real estate market back in 2010 when he listed the shell of a building. He was flooded with calls from builders interested in this property and instantly saw the opportunity to build a mutually beneficial partnership. Following…
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    The Real Deal New York

  • This month in real estate history

    ZacharyKussin/TRD
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Artist George Bellows From the September issue: An influential group of American artists asked the New York District Attorney to investigate landlords who were renting artists’ studios to “pseudo artists and loose living people,” 92 years ago this month. The League of American Artists, which included important painters such as George Bellows and Robert Henri, cited a survey that found that 70 percent of the studios in Manhattan were occupied by people of “questionable character,” with the problem particularly acute in Greenwich Village and Columbus Circle. [more]
  • Alliance Private Capital buys Williamsburg site for $35M

    Mark Maurer
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:10 pm
    G4′s Jason Behfarin and 510 Driggs Avenue in Brooklyn Brooklyn investment firm Alliance Private Capital Group paid $35 million for a Williamsburg residential development with up to 70,000 buildable square feet. Michael Kohn, CEO of Alliance Private Capital, plans to construct either a condominium or rental building at 510 Driggs Avenue with a parking garage and ground-floor retail. The property, near North 8th Street, can be as big as five stories. G4 Capital Partners provided the buyer with a $22 million bridge loan. Retailers would be expected to pay about $200 per square foot in…
  • New York, northern NJ among nation’s top 10 buyers’ markets

    Julie Strickland
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Zillow’s market findings based on actual sales prices compared to asking prices While U.S. home values enjoyed a slight year-over-year uptick in August, some markets continue to prove especially favorable to either buyers or sellers. For home seekers in the New York and northern New Jersey areas, the market is especially ripe for buyers at the moment, according to the latest Zillow analysis of buyers’ and sellers’ markets nationwide. According to the findings, the New York area market ranked eighth nationwide among top buyers’ markets, because the area is seeing…
  • Event design firm takes 38K sf at Industry City

    Mark Maurer
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:10 pm
    From left: David Stark (Credit: Design Milk) and Industry City at 882 Third Avenue in Brooklyn Event production firm David Stark Design and Production signed a lease for 38,000 square feet at Industry City in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Sunset Park.  The complex at 882 Third Avenue will hold a 25,500-square-foot production studio and 12,500-square-foot office. Stark’s company currently occupies 5,000 square feet for production in Carroll Gardens and 9,000 square feet for storage in Gowanus. Clothing designer Steven Alan signed a lease for 11,600 square feet there in April. Current tenants…
  • Donald Trump in talks to open hotel in Dubai

    Claire Moses
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:40 am
    From left: Donald Trump, Damac Managing Director Ziad El Chaar and Dubai Donald Trump is looking to open a hotel in Dubai. Trump is reportedly in talks with Damac Properties to open the five-star hotel, which would be located in Akoya Oxygen. Akoya Oxygen is a green master development by the Umm Sequim Expressway, according to Arabian Business. Trump is also developing an 18-hole golf course. Damac Managing Director Ziad El Chaar is discussing options with Trump, he told Arabian Business. Reportedly, Trump has been looking to develop a project named after himself in the area. He canceled an…
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    Northern Virginia Real Estate Blog

  • Open Houses – Oakton & Oak Hill – Sept 21st!

    thebeltteam
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:16 pm
    10406 Adel Road in Oakton – List Price: $650,000 Open Sunday, September 21st 2PM to 4PM Click here for more info, price and additional photos of 10406 Adel Rd in Oakton Search homes for sale in Oakton under $700,000 Call Terry Belt at (703) 242-3975 to schedule a showing! 12616 Winter Wren Ct in Oak Hill – List Price: $1,350,000 Open Sunday, September 21st 1PM to 4PM Full description, directions and more photos of 12616 Winter Wren Ct in Oak Hill Call Tom Reilly & The Belt Team at (703) 629-1263 to schedule a showing! Search Oak Hill & Herndon Homes For Sale $1,000,000 to…
  • Just Listed on Premium Half Acre Cul-de-Sac Lot in Vienna!

    thebeltteam
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:43 pm
    You’ll love our new listing on Stryker Avenue in Vienna! It’s a D.R. Horton expanded Martha Washington model sited on a stunning 1/2 acre lot. This home has wonderful curb appeal & lovely architectural details. You’ll love the light and bright floorplan, 3 spacious finished levels, 5 bedrooms/4.5 baths, 3 fireplaces, eat-in kitchen open to the family room, separate dining room, main level office, and fabulous master suite. The finished walkout lower level includes the 5th bedroom and 4th full bath. An it’s an ideal location for commuters, excellent schools &…
  • Just Listed: Colonial With Soaring Ceilings & Great “In Town” Vienna Location!

    thebeltteam
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:38 am
    If you’ve been waiting for a wonderful colonial in a great “in-town” Vienna location – we JUST listed one! It’s on a beautifully landscaped lot and has a light and bright floorplan, You’ll enjoy 3 spacious finished levels, 4 bedrooms/3.5 baths, eat-in kitchen, family room with soaring ceilings & stone fireplace, separate dining room, main level office, and fabulous master suite. The finished walkout lower level provides great extra living space & includes a wet bar and full bath. The spacious back deck overlooks the large, tree-lined backyard. A…
  • Just Listed On .63 Gorgeous Acres in Oakton!

    thebeltteam
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:19 am
    We just listed a home in a fabulous close-in Oakton location. It’s on a lovely .63 acre lot – serene and tranquil – yet oh so close to shopping, schools & easy commuting! Here’s a peek into our new listing at 10406 Adel Road in Oakton Click here for more info, price and additional photos of 10406 Adel Rd in Oakton Search homes for sale in Oakton under $700,000 Call Terry Belt at (703) 242-3975 to schedule a showing!
  • Open House in Fairfax – September 14th

    thebeltteam
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:11 am
    Sunday is the perfect day to stroll the new Mosaic District and to stop by our nearby open house at 8886 Olive Mae Circle in Fairfax. We just listed this beautiful home that’s oh so close to two Metro stops and will be open Sunday, September 14th from 2PM to 4PM. Come take a look! Price, directions and more photos of 8886 Olive Mae Circle in Fairfax  
 
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    Corporate Real Estate Network

  • JLL Report Download | Q3 2014 U.S. Office Sentiment Survey

    CRE Editors
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Q3 2014 U.S. Office Sentiment Survey Please click on the link to read complete commentary. Thank you!
  • CBRE: Q2 2014 Industrial MarketView

    CRE Editors
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    Scott Marshall, Executive Managing Director of Industrial Services for the Americas, discusses the U.S. Industrial market’s performance during Q2 2014. Q2 2014 U.S. Industrial MarketView Please click on the link to read complete commentary. Thank you!
  • CBRE Q2 2014 Retail MarketView

    CRE Editors
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:25 am
    Todd Caruso, Senior Managing Director, Retail Agency Services, The Americas, discusses the U.S. retail market’s performance during Q2 2014. Q2 2014 U.S. Retail MarketView Please click on the link to read complete commentary. Thank you!
  • What is your favorite social media?

    CRE Editors
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    A listener asks: What is your favorite social media? "Ask Michael Bull" is a commercial real estate FAQ video series featuring a new video posted each business day. Michael Bull, CCIM is a... Please click on the link to read complete commentary. Thank you!
  • CBRE : Q2 2014 Office MarketView

    CRE Editors
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Ed Schreyer, President, Agency Brokerage and Asset Services for the Americas, discusses the U.S. office market’s performance during Q2 2014. Q2 2014 U.S. Office MarketView Please click on the link to read complete commentary. Thank you!
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    Ensor Realtors

  • We Just Listed 1900 Little Elm # 139, Cedar Park TX 78613!

    Shannon Ensor
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:54 am
    We just listed a spacious 3-bedroom condo for sale at 1900 Little Elm #139, Cedar Park TX 78613.  This END-UNIT condo backs to a greenbelt and is a single-story, making it one of the more desired and sought-after floor plans in the community.  Unique features and upgrades include: a large pecan tree or shade, a large…
  • We Just Listed 408 Cripple Creek Rd, Cedar Park TX 78613!

    Nancy Grimes
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:03 pm
    We just listed a spacious home for sale at 408 Cripple Creek Rd, Cedar Park TX 78613. Located in Buttercup Creek, this 3,124 sqft (per tax record) home features 5 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. Built in 1992, this 2-story home has upgrades including wood flooring and stainless steel appliances. The master bedrooms is downstairs, with…
  • We Just Listed 101 Lexington, Kyle TX 78640!

    Nate Howry
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:06 am
    We just listed a former model home for sale at 101 Lexington, Kyle TX 78640!  Located in Kyle’s popular Steeplechase community, this home features 1736 sqft, 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.  It’s situated on a corner lot across the street from Fuentes Elementary School, and features a large family room and a spacious kitchen that…
  • We Just Listed 17800 Edgewood Way #202, Jonestown TX 78645!

    Shannon Ensor
    24 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    We just listed a beautiful condo in The Hollows at 17800 Edgewood Way #202, Jonestown TX 78645.  This 3-bedroom 2-bathroom condo has amazing views of Lake Travis from the master bedroom, living and dining rooms!  It’s spacious covered patio has panoramic views of the Hill Country and Lake Travis too!  The community is popular for…
  • We Just SOLD 315 Cloudview Dr, Austin TX 78745!

    Shannon Ensor
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:01 am
    We just listed SOLD a remodeled home for sale at 315 Cloudview Dr, Austin TX 78745! 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…
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    THE TENANT ADVISOR

  • This Week’s Recommended Reading

    CoyDavidson
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:06 am
    Six Articles to Read This Weekend The Top 10 Commercial Real Estate Markets Aren’t All Obvious It’s probably not surprising to industry observers that San Francisco took first place in a recent survey conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Urban Land Institute — Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2014.After all, the city is centered in the country’s […]
  • This Week in the Economy

    CoyDavidson
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Solid Week for Stocks All three major stock indexes finished the week with gains. The tech heavy Nasdaq finished up 0.27% for the week. The Dow gained 1.72% and the S&P 500 advanced 1.25% for the week. Below are links to the top economics news for the week: Texas Adds 20,100 Jobs in August US Rig Count Unchanged […]
  • Houston Economic Outlook

    CoyDavidson
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:14 pm
    Houston Ranked In Top 10 “Best Cities For Job Growth” Houston ranked among the top-performing U.S. metros in 2013 and continues to be among the top 10 metros leading the nation in population and job growth in 2014. Houston is once again making headlines as having one of the healthiest economies in the U.S. In July 2014, Forbes […]
  • CRE’s Herd Mentality

    CoyDavidson
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:37 am
    Going Against the Grain or Making the Safe Choice In reading Michael Beckerman’s post; “If you’re not embracing technology, here is your wake up call” it reminded me of the “Herd Mentality” that seems to persist in the commercial real estate industry. It doesn’t matter whether you are talking about commercial real estate brokers embracing […]
  • This Week’s Recommended Reading

    CoyDavidson
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:44 pm
    6 Articles to Read this Weekend The Workplace Of The Future Is Still The Office Every time I read about the future of work, I see a focus almost entirely on remote work, virtual workplaces and stories of people working from coffee shops. Yes, overall, this is a rapidly growing trend, increasing by over 60% […]
 
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    Learn Real Estate Investing | Lifestyles Unlimited

  • (September 22, 2014) Del Walmsley: The Difference Between Beating Yourself & Beating The Game

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/1ea5078c7ca604a18f71843cff46a7d5943751dd/LURadio0922142.mp3 When it comes to living a successful life, there are going to be many points where things go right and where things go wrong. Therefor, a life should have almost as many financial losses as it does wins, at least that’s what many of the self-help gurus of today will likely tell you – “if you’re not as far along in your life as you want to be, it’s because you haven’t failed enough times” says Del Walmsley as he quotes one of…
  • (September 22, 2014) Del Walmsley: Real Estate is Easy. People are Difficult.

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:50 am
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/7108c15f2c4cfdbf0a031a76c0abf46ba241d1d2/LURadio092214.mp3 “Real estate is easy. People are difficult.” People in general are complicated human beings and by no means are they perfect; however, with the right guidance and the support of a team like Lifestyles Unlimited, Inc., you can live the life you have always wanted. Today Del Walmsley, president and founder of Lifestyles Unlimited, Inc., discusses why for some people their illogical reasoning gets in the way of having a great life. Del also speaks about…
  • (September 21, 2014) Steve Davis: Encouraging News For Investors in Today’s Marketplace

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:09 am
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/f56f68bf11d51edfa77872a4bc2c65a4b5ca7713/LURadio092114.mp3 Today, Steve Davis encourages his listeners to add some real estate to their portfolios by investing in properties that produce tax-free, positive cash flow. He reveals four reasons why the marketplace is in such a great shape for new or seasoned investors. Steve also explains how sitting in fear and waiting for the economy to go up or down to take action will inhibit you from investing in real estate, now and ever. “Savers are losers…savers always lose…
  • (September 20, 2014) Steve Davis: The 4 Major Reasons To Have Real Estate In Your Portfolio

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:09 am
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/5f7271425970d4264e5757c8b485c9a10961ef6a/LURadio092014.mp3 Today, Steve Davis speaks to all who are interested in investing in real estate and even those individuals who aren’t. In this show, Steve highlights four reasons real estate could be a huge boost to your investment portfolio no matter where you reside in these fine united states. Also, if you haven’t taken real estate investment courses in the past, as always that will not be a problem when listening to the Lifestyles Unlimited Radio Show. With our…
  • (September 19, 2014) Steve Davis: The Evidence is in The Marketplace Now

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/bee051adb7478dda1040c1ef88be23099e5a26d2/LURadio091914.mp3 Evidence is a powerful tool most people seek out for comfort when they are venturing off into a new endeavor. For the real estate investors in the marketplace now, that evidence can be found all around them! By looking at your surroundings, you are constantly reminded of the new real estate developments underway. This physical evidence is out there for you to see and walk on. It’s not unattainable or up in the air like stocks, bonds, 401k(s), or IRAs. It is real…
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    中洲漁港を無事に撮影

  • 消費者金融-中洲漁港 駐車

    admin
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:19 am
    「7kg太ったのよ」なんて話題は出るけど、変わってないのに驚き!! 1人目で産後太りして、痩せるのに時間がかかったからこんにゃくゼリーやウォーキングや色々気にしてるらしぃ。 若い時に結婚して、なんだかんだ早めの対処が良かったのか・・・ 私もジムに行こうかと思ったけど…コアリズムやろうかなー。 みなさまも、クラス会とかで驚くべき変化とか感じることないですか?…
  • 金融-中洲漁港

    admin
    15 Aug 2014 | 11:55 pm
    実は一昨日から筋トレをはじめました 天気を見て曇りのちはれだ・・・なんて気にしなくても良いし、無理なく続けられるし。 3KG痩せるぞ!ってこともなく健康のためって感じかな?? デスクワークが多くて、夜に終わって疲れていたら続かないし。 お風呂前やお風呂上りに軽く運動して、汗をサッと流すくらいがベストだろうな・・・ オレに合ったスタイルじゃないと、きっと続かないし。…
  • カードローン-中洲漁港 カレイ

    admin
    8 Aug 2014 | 11:30 pm
    おいらは、減量のために10時食を必ず食べるように心がけています。 というより、10時食が3食の中でもっとも重要だと考えています。 やせるためなら、食べない方が良いのでは?と、考えている方もおられるでしょうが… 例えば、夕方食をPM7時に食べて、翌日10時食を抜いて、12:00に昼食を食べたとします。…
  • プラセンタエキス-中洲漁港 エギング

    admin
    6 Aug 2014 | 11:51 pm
    幸せになりたい~が、最近の友達の口癖 1週間位前、函館でランチしたらぼやいていたよ。 ま、母親とかが結婚という言葉を出すこともあるけど。 肩凝り体操しながら足首もい~感じ♪ 3日から、寒天ダイエットゼリーも…と思ってたりする今日この頃で。 幸せになりたい~って言葉聞いてると、ほんとなんかあったのか、聞いて良いものなのかどーなのか。。。。 好きな回転寿司を食べたり2㌔痩せただけでも…
  • ゆのの中洲漁港 釣り

    admin
    6 Aug 2014 | 8:34 pm
    絶食やトレーニングが大変で減量を挫折してしまう・・・皆様、こんな経験ありませんか? 食べられないのは辛い、トレーニングは疲れる・・・ダイエットを成功させる為にも、次は食事制限もなく、トレーニングもしない減量にしよう! なのに、時間が経つとその大変だった気持ちや体験が薄れて、また同じような減量を繰り返してしまう。 お子様を産んだ経験がある方なら、お分かりでしょうが出産でも同じ事が言えますよね。…
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    Your Home in Calgary - the Calgary Real Estate Market

  • Embracing electronic signatures in Calgary real estate

    Monika Furtado
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Electronic signatures have been growing in popularity across various industries including real estate. In Alberta, electronic signatures are accepted as part of real estate transactions.   Using highly secure Docusign clients can sign a document using their smart phones, tablets, laptops or computers via their email.  No paper. No printers, scanners or faxes needed.   This has become an essential tool in my arsenal for a few reasons:   1. My clients can sign from anywhere/anytime.  They will not need to find a printer and then scanner or fax to sign a…
  • Open House Saturday Sept 20 at 42 Hawkdale Circle NW

    Monika Furtado
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Stop by at 42 Hawkdale Circle NW this Saturday, Sept 20, between 2pm and 4pm to view this beautiful Hawkwood Home.   Original owners. This exceptionally well maintained home in Hawkwood is well designed to take advantage of the south facing backyard and ample light. The main floor includes a large kitchen wrapping around the centre island, eating nook, family room, dining room, living room and main floor office. Up the grand staircase 3 bedrooms including the master with 5 piece bath, additional full bath and laundry complete the level. The fully finished walkout basement offers a large…
  • Just Listed - 1001 8 Ave NE Calgary

    Monika Furtado
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:59 pm
    This exceptional home with south facing backyard/deck is just steps from the ridge in Renfrew and quick access to downtown. Well designed and constructed, this home feels very spacious. Beyond the front foyer is a large dining area open to the beautiful front bay window. Beyond is the wrap around kitchen with granite counters, hardwood floors, stainless appliances, under-counter lighting and elegant cabinetry. The kitchen bar opens to the bright living area with gas fireplace. Step out to the composite deck to enjoy an evening dinner. Upstairs the master bedroom is spacious with beautiful…
  • Calgary Real Estate Update - Sept 9 2014

    Monika Furtado
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:24 am
    Calgary's residential market continues to hold strong with high sales number. The condominium apartment and townhouse sectors saw the biggest gains, increasing by nearly 14 and 20 per cent, respectively. As pricing has moved up, those in the lower price points are moving to condo property vs single family as single family prices rise and less are available in the lower price points. It makes sense that townhomes are seeing a strong demand as many folks that would otherwise purchase single family homes are now looking at townhomes.   Pricing for single family homes remain at pricing…
  • Calgary Secondary Suites - Is a big change coming?

    Monika Furtado
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:07 am
    In the coming days and weeks, Council will be readdressing the issue of secondary suites in Calgary. A matter of great debate and has become quite politicized and is gaining momentum.  Student groups, the Calgary Chamber of Commerce and even the Home Builders Association have put their support behind the easing of restrictions regarding secondary suites. Currently they are not permitted in R-1 (or variation) designated areas which accounts for most single family homes in the city and every individual application must be heard by the Council.    The lack of housing due to our…
 
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    Property Management Software

  • Want to live a Caribbean dream

    Property Management Software
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:42 pm
    Caribbean dream house Belize boasts ancient Mayan ruins, lush rainforests and the world’s second longest UNESCO-protected barrier reef. This year the former British colony, which used to be known as British Honduras, celebrates 50 years of self-governance. Bordered by the Caribbean, Guatemala and Mexico with a population of 330,000, Belize is around 10 times the size of Luxembourg and is ranked by the Caribbean Tourism Organization as one of the region’s fastest growing tourist destinations. Property, too, is in the ascendancy. Less known than its Caribbean island neighbours for property,…
  • Tips on getting a home loan for foreign nationals

    Property Management Software
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:56 pm
    Home loans for foreign nationals During and after the recession, mortgage programs were limited to non-existent. Recently, however, the tide has turned and credit to foreign buyers has loosened. In fact, some institutions view lending to foreign nationals as a growth market. Depending on your buyer’s resources, there may be several products that meet their needs and circumstances. In the past year, lenders have begun introducing more products tailored to foreign national buyers. Loan-to-value ratios have improved and lenders are coming up with ways to work around the credit history issue.
  • Tips on how to get low offer accepted

    Property Management Software
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:27 pm
    Tips on low offer Your strategy for making an offer on a home — and handling the follow-up negotiations — depends on several factors:  the sales prices of comparable homes, the favorability of the market for buyers, the number of other people bidding on the home and the condition of the property. Before you start negotiating, set a firm ceiling on what you’ll pay. That will help you keep your cool if you become caught up in a bidding war or a series of counteroffers, says Michael Corbett, a real estate expert with Trulia and author of Before You Buy. In a hot market, he…
  • New rules of buying a home

    Property Management Software
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:14 pm
    New home buying rules From housing bubble to foreclosure crisis to somewhere in between, the housing market has changed dramatically over the past decade — and so have many of the rules of homebuying. Here are five once commonly believed myths that no longer apply. Myth #1: Buying a home is a great investment If the housing bust taught us anything, it’s that the housing market can be just as risky as the stock market — if not, worse. Homes lost a third of their value nationwide and some markets took an even bigger hit. Over the past 10 years, home prices have risen just 0.3%…
  • Top 10 least affordable cities for housing

    Property Management Software
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Top 10 least affordable cities Mortgage rates last week hit their lowest level of the year and are significantly lower than they were last summer, but that is not helping potential homebuyers in some local markets who are facing sticker shock. Home prices took a dramatic jump last year, fueled by all-cash investors on the low end of the market. While the gains are finally easing, much of the damage has already been done. The least affordable markets in the U.S. today are all in California, according to a new report from Zillow, a real estate company. In Los Angeles, it takes nearly 43 percent…
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    30A Luxury Homes

  • 3-Story Seacrest Beach Home For Sale | 41 Beachcomber Lane Seacrest FL

    Joy
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:30 pm
    3-Story Seacrest Beach Home For Sale | 41 Beachcomber Lane Seacrest FL This amazing 3-story, 4-bedroom home for sale is one of the best built homes in Seacrest Beach. Fully furnished and ready to move in, this home is conveniently located between Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach where you are just walking distance from lots of options for dining and shopping, events, biking trails, and the famous beaches of 30A! This lovely Seacrest Beach home for sale has deeded beach access with tram service to the beach directly from your doorstep. Talk about convenience! You won’t have to worry about…
  • 5 Reasons Why 30A Luxury Homes Are the Perfect Investment

    Joy
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm
    5 Reasons Why 30A Luxury Homes Are the Perfect Investment Many buyers are anxious, or hesitant, about buying Gulf front properties because of the high cost associated with maintenance. However, there are fabulous 30A luxury homes with gulf views, or even gulf front condos, where the maintenance is less costly. In fact if you purchase a gulf front condo (or any condo for that matter) the Condo Association is responsible for the maintenance. Here are 5 reasons why you should buy a 30A luxury home: 1. A beach home is more than just the structure. Buying a home along 30A is more than just buying…
  • 4 Bedroom Seagrove Beach Home for Sale | 72 Chelsea Loop

    Joy
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:31 pm
    4 Bedroom Seagrove Beach Home for Sale | 72 Chelsea Loop Wake up everyday to amazing views of the Gulf of Mexico in this stunning 4-bedroom coastal beach cottage home for sale in Seagrove Beach. Conveniently located south of 30A, this 4-bedroom, 4.5 bath home has plenty of room for everyone with more than 3,200 square feet of living space. The first floor foyer provides easy access to the garage that can accommodate 3 to 4 cars. There’s also ample space for guests’ parking at the driveway. Two large and luxurious master suites are located on the second floor, complete with king sized…
  • Homeowners Insurance Tips For Your 30A Luxury Homes

    Joy
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Homeowners Insurance Tips For Your 30A Luxury Homes Owning 30A luxury homes on the beach could be amazing, but at the same time, there are certain risks or natural hazards that a homeowner should prepare for to ensure their safety and maintenance of their property. Obtaining homeowners insurance coverage is a smart decision, especially for those living on or near the waterfront. And if you are getting a mortgage, the lender will require it. Here are 4 tips to remember about getting homeowners insurance coverage for your 30A luxury home: 1. Your home along 30A is considered to be in an area…
  • 6 Reasons Why Short Sales Are Better Than Foreclosures

    Joy
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:27 am
    6 Reasons Why Short Sales Are Better Than Foreclosures If you own a home along 30A and for some reason, could no longer continue making your mortgage payments, or are already in default status, you are at the risk of losing your home to foreclosure. There is a better alternative to foreclosure, and that is doing a short sale. Short sales offer distressed homeowners of 30A luxury homes more advantages over foreclosure. Here are 6 benefits of a short sale: 1. Faster Once you have an executed purchase and sale agreement a short sale only takes, on average, 90 – 120 days to complete as…
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    BuzzBuzzHome News

  • A look back at housing bubble predictions since the Spring

    Kat Sieniuc
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Photo: Rhett Maxwell/Flickr Even as Canadian homebuyers are coughing up more cash for a crib, they won’t have to worry about a looming bubble crashing the housing party, according to the head of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp (CMHC). Evan Siddall, the CEO of CMHC, said at a conference held in Montreal Friday that the national housing agency isn’t “overly” worried about a housing bubble at this point in time. CMHC uses a tool called the Housing Price Analysis and Assessment (HPAA) framework to monitor the market for potential risk factors, including the overheating of demand,…
  • New Metro Vancouver condos for under $210,000? Wynd has ‘em and you want ‘em

    buzzhomeblog
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Vancouver home prices may be sky-high, but you can get a brand new condo at Wynd in Surrey’s vibrant City Centre for just over $200,000. Indeed, one-bedroom A Plan homes are priced at only $209,000. These smartly-designed units boast 474 square feet of indoor living space as well as an expansive 94-square-foot balcony. Other standard features include wood flooring in the living areas, porcelain tile floors in the bathrooms, quartz countertops, stainless steel undermount sinks and high-end kitchen appliances. Of course, all Wynd residents will also have access to the…
  • 737 Park Avenue penthouse on market, asking $39.5 million

    Joyce Chen
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:35 am
    Renderings via 737parkavenuenyc.com The full-floor penthouse at 737 Park Avenue has made its grand entrance on the market, with an asking price of $39.5 million. The four-bedroom, six-bathroom residence at the Upper East Side conversion measures approximately 6,000 square feet, according to the Corcoran listing. The main level has a salon, family room, staff room, skylight, his-and-her baths with corresponding walk-in-closets in the master suite, a wood-burning fireplace and a 2,271-square-foot wraparound terrace that provides panoramic views of Manhattan from every room. Residents access the…
  • Meet Sean, the smart and sustainable townhouse project debuting this fall in Barrie

    buzzhomeblog
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:11 am
    Launching this fall, Sean is a unique townhouse project coming to Barrie. Located at 369 Essa Road, the 70-unit enclave is minutes away from everything thanks to the nearby Highway 400. Sean Homes is behind the new collection of towns rooted in green ideals. Sites by the builder are chosen based on the idea of community-living. In other words, when you choose a residence by Sean Homes, you can bet there will be plenty of park space and room to meet up with neighbours in your community. Situated in a walkable area with pedestrian-friendly streets, the townhouses will sprout amid green…
  • A look inside the suites and on-site extras at On the GO Mimico

    buzzhomeblog
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:21 am
    When you call a condo home, the location and neighbourhood amenities are key considerations. Residents at On the GO Mimico will enjoy living in Toronto with a small-town feel. Located at Royal York Road and Judson Street, the 27-storey structure is just around the corner from mom-and-pop shops and lakefront parks and promenades. What’s more, the Stanton Renaissance project is famous for being the only condo in Toronto that will be directly connected to a GO station, with access to the Mimico stop right on the condo’s property. But it’s not just the neigbourhood that has to speak to a…
 
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    BornLiving Barcelona

  • The Borbon I apartment in Barcelona

    admin
    5 Sep 2014 | 7:32 am
    Ideally located in Barceloneta, close to the Old Port, the beach and many places of interest in the centre of town In addition, you have some fantastic views over the Port and as far as Montjuïc. The apartment: This lovely three bedroom apartment is ideally located on the main street of Barceloneta, called Paseo Joan de Borbon which overlooks the port area and the luxury yachts. The apartment, while simple in style, manages to incorporate the original open beam ceiling and ceramic flooring with a stylish mix of modern furnishings. The living/dining area, which has 2 balconies, has a large…
  • The Centro I Apartment in Barcelona

    admin
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:31 am
    This newly renovated apartment is situated just a few steps away from Plaza Cataluña. With one of the best locations in the city, this apartment allows you to experience everything that Barcelona has to offer, culture, cuisine and some fantastic shopping too. The apartment: This stylish apartment has been completely refurbished and has managed to create a beautiful combination using contemporary furnishings while maintaining the traditional exposed beam ceilings. The building has an elevator, but there are eleven steps to climb first. Clients have a lovely open plan living and dining area…
  • The Gran Via Terrace III Apartment in Barcelona

    admin
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:31 am
    A lovely one bedroom apartment with terrace in the Eixample district, moments away from the famous Plaza Cataluña and Las Ramblas. Just a short five minutes’ walk will take you to many of the main attractions of Barcelona city, like Plaza Cataluña and Las Ramblas. With all the Gaudí sites within reach – like the impressive Gaudí houses La Pedrera and Casa Batlló- you will spend hours rambling along and looking upwards. The apartment: This great apartment has been tastefully decorated to ensure a wonderful stay in a modern and central setting. The bright and spacious living…
  • The Broto Apartment in Barcelona

    admin
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:31 am
    This spacious four bedroom, three bathroom apartment has been lovingly restored to ensure clients have the perfect stay in Barcelona. An added bonus is being in the best location in the city: only steps away from Plaza Cataluña and Paseo de Gracia, allows you the benefit of culture, cuisine and fantastic shopping… all at your fingertips! The apartment: On entering this lovely apartment you will immediately feel at home. Every room is spacious and the wood flooring and decoration infuse the apartment with light. The building has an elevator but there are eleven steps to climb first. The…
  • The BeachFront II apartment in Barcelona

    admin
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:31 am
    For a true touch of elegant city living with the added advantage of being on the beach, this is the choice for you. This elegant 3 bedroom apartment with a fantastic 40m2 terrace will ensure your stay in Barcelona is spent in luxury. The Apartment This frontline apartment has it all- style, elegance and attention to detail, making it a true luxury choice for your stay. From the private wrap-around terrace, the bold use of black and white furnishings, unique mirrored glass dining table and a very special master bedroom, will ensure an extremely happy stay. The apartment is finished throughout…
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    The Orange County Register - News Headlines : Blog: Lansner on Real Estate

  • Relying on the competence of strangers

    LESLIE SARGENT ESKILDSEN
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    In California, homes are bought and sold through legally binding contracts created and updated periodically by a fleet of lawyers who work for the California Association of Realtors, to which most active real estate agents belong. These contracts...
  • Mortgage rates rise to 4.23%

    JEFF LAZERSON
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    What’s up with mortgage rates? Jeff Lazerson of Mortgage Grader in Laguna Niguel gives us his take. RATE NEWS SUMMARY From Freddie Mac’s weekly survey: the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage took an 11-basis-point beating, landing at 4.23 percent from...
  • Shopping mall construction resumes

    JONATHAN LANSNER
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:34 am
    OUR LATEST CENTERPIECE: Following a shutdown in mall contruction during the recession, DJM Capital Partners of San Jose – the firm that finished and controls the bustling Bella Terra shopping center in Huntington Beach – has two Orange County...
  • The vacant house conundrum

    LESLIE SARGENT ESKILDSEN
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Orange County home sellers might be comforted to know that your agent fills in certain data when listing your house for sale in the CRMLS (California Regional Multiple Listing Service). The data lets other agents know the protocol you‘ve requested...
  • Do homeowners need building permits?

    JEFF COLLINS
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    OUR LATEST CENTERPIECE: Out of ignorance or a desire to save money, Southern California homeowners often have repairs or improvements done to their property without getting the required building permits. Sometimes, it’s no big deal. But sometimes...
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    REJournals.com

  • Marcus & Millichap arranges the sale of a 10,482 SF net-leased property

    Staff Writer
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Children of America Marcus & Millichap  announced the sale of Children of America, a 10,482 square-foot net-leased property located in Powell, OH, according to Steven D. Weinstock, Vice President/ Regional Manager of the firm’s Chicago Oak Brook office. The asset sold for $2,475,000. Tammy A. Saia, investment specialists in Marcus & Millichap’s Chicago Oak Brook office, had the exclusive listing to market the property on behalf of the seller, a developer. Michael Glass, Broker, assisted in closing this transaction. Children of America located at 7560 Sawmill Parkway sold at 95…
  • The Missner Group announces new industrial leases

    Staff Writer
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:13 pm
    The Missner Group has completed three industrial leases in Chicago, Skokie, Illinois and Des Plaines, Illinois. The Missner Group owns the properties and was represented by June McCrory, vice president of property management in the lease negotiations. In the first transaction, FHC Marketing leased 33,817 square feet of industrial space within 4711 N. Lamon in Chicago. FHC specializes in point-of-purchase marketing by designing and producing custom store fixtures, POP displays, merchandisers, sign holders and graphics from wood, plastic and metal, paper and corrugated fiberboard. The firm…
  • Premier Design + Build Group, LLC completes speculative warehouse in Elk Grove Village

    Staff Writer
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:31 am
    PREMIER Design + Build Group, LLC has completed 2201 Lunt Avenue, a 150,520 square foot Class A speculative warehouse facility located in the industrial district of Elk Grove Village, Illinois. Bridge Development Partners, LLC and Hillwood Investment Properties co-partnered in acquiring the land and selected PREMIER to manage the design + build construction of the project. Construction of the new facility commenced after demolition of the original structure was completed in summer 2013. The new 32’ clear height building is designed for multi-tenant usage and has the capability of…
  • Affiliate of DTZ Investment Holdings to purchase Cassidy Turley

    Staff Writer
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:19 am
    Joseph Stettinius An affiliate of DTZ Investment Holdings has agreed to purchase national commercial real estate firm Cassidy Turley. Cassidy Turley entered into an agreement with the affiliate, backed by TPG, PAG Asia Capital and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, to sell 100 percent of the equity interests of Cassidy Turley. The consortium’s acquisition of DTZ is scheduled to close sometime near Oct. 31. The acquisition of Cassidy Turley is expected to close on Dec. 31. The combination of Cassidy Turley and DTZ will create a company with revenues of more than $2.9 billion and more than…
  • Hilco Real Estate sets bid deadline for North Suburban Chicago Class A office building

    Staff Writer
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:50 am
    Hilco Real Estate, LLC announced the bid deadline of November 12, 2014 for the sale of a Class-A office building located just off Route 22 and Waukegan Road in desirable Bannockburn, Illinois. Formerly headquarters for IPC International, a private security company, the two-story 36,400 square foot building is situated on an expansive 9.6-acre parcel in the Bannockburn Lake Office Plaza Complex that borders the Lake County Forest Preserve. Adhering to the highest construction standards, the property has custom finishes throughout and the high-end furniture, fixtures and equipment are also…
 
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    Reia of Macomb | Michigan Real Estate Investor Club

  • Why I Need a Licensed Real Estate Attorney

    Dylan Tanaka
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:11 am
    In today’s 100 mph paced business world it’s easy to make a mistake or encounter something that you haven’t before.  A lot of the time that question will have to be answered immediately…and not knowing how to answer that question can land you in hot water…legally.  So how do you make sure that you have more »
  • Millionaires See Real Estate as Top Investment for 2014

    Dylan Tanaka
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
      U.S. millionaires see real estate as the top alternative-asset class to own this year, according to Morgan Stanley. (MS) About 77 percent of investors with at least $1 million in assets own real estate, according to a survey released today by the New York-based investment bank’s wealth-management unit. Direct ownership of residential and commercial more »
  • Could LeBron James Leaving Cleveland Be The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Detroit Real Estate

    Dylan Tanaka
    30 Mar 2013 | 2:56 am
    To most people in Cleveland Ohio July 8th, 2010 was a dark day.  The Chosen One, The Second Coming, Their King announced he was leaving them and made his decision public (you can watch it here).  LeBron James was pretty much responsible for somewhere between 48 to 150 million dollars in revenue per year to more »
  • 7 Success Tips For Michigan Land Lords

    Dylan Tanaka
    25 Feb 2013 | 11:02 am
    Michigan land lords are sitting in the drivers seat since the Michigan Foreclosure Boom is over and values are coming back.  Not only were they able to buy great rental properties over the last 5 years but even right now there are thousands of houses in strong rental neighborhoods that are still available to cash more »
  • Have Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and HUD Wiped Out Real Estate Investors?

    Dylan Tanaka
    13 Feb 2013 | 4:52 am
      Does it feel like there’s either an armed guard stopping you from making offers these days? or That Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and HUD have real estate investors in a headlock I hate getting too technical but if you want to understand how and why the government may be trying to STOP you from more »
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    PropertyManager.com

  • Four More Ways to Quickly Fill Your Vacancies

    Marc Courtenay
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:06 am
    Marketing tools to turn vacancies into occupancies are worth a fortune. Like the technologies offered by Appfolio, there are many common sense methods to focus on your area’s target market. Each one of the following suggestions is not only intended to help you zoom in on new ways to attract a stream of potential tenants. They’re also carefully chosen to be segues to trigger other ideas. The first way to fill your vacancies fast takes a little time but can reap big results. Go to the human resources department of the 3 biggest employers in your area. Get to know the “gatekeepers” so…
  • How Do You Compete With The New Apartment Communities?

    Mary Girsch-Bock
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    The Wall Street Journal recently noted that the share of new homes being built as rental apartments is at its highest level in four decades.  While it certainly helps the economy, an increase in apartment homes can strike fear in the hearts of many property managers.  After all, these newer units will likely boast state of the art features, along with a long list of amenities designed to attract renters.  So how does your (older) property compete with these sparkling new communities?  Here are just a few suggestions: Play up your property’s best features.   Does your community offer…
  • Refreshing Suggestions from a Seasoned Property Manager

    Marc Courtenay
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    As the summer season slides to a close it’s good to remember that our work should be enjoyable. If our demanding profession begins to wear us down it’s probably time to do something about it. Recently I touched basis with a colleague who’s been in the property management business for over 40 years. I won’t tell you her age, but she’s definitely over 39. I asked her how she keeps doing her work with such enthusiasm and effectiveness. Her answers may surprise you. Today she’s still managing over 400 units with the help of staff members who’ve worked with her for decades. The…
  • Property Managers Put Clients on “Bubble Alert” for Fiscal Planning

    Marc Courtenay
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    The U.S. economy has come a long way from the frightening fiscal collapse that happened at the end of the Bush administration in 2008. The Obama administration inherited the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. The Federal Reserve has been managing America’s monetary policies since 1913. Once former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke saw the dire realities facing the financial fabric of the country in the summer of that fateful year he and the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) pulled out all stops. Quantitative Easing, massive amounts of bond buying and the now famous “Zero…
  • Help Your Process Server to Save Time in Your Eviction

    Ted Kimball
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:26 am
    One of the longest delays in processing evictions occurs when not all occupants are served personally (hand to hand) with the unlawful detainer summons and complaint.  More often than not, the occupants know they must be legally served in order for the court to award a judgment for possession of the subject property.  If they are sophisticated, they know that they can delay the time for the eviction by two to three weeks if they successfully avoid the process server. If the unlawful detainer is not served in person, it can be served on another person who resides at the property or on the…
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    Select Property Group Ltd

  • Dubai Marina remains popular with expats and property investors

    Steven Sedgwick
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:11 am
    With higher volumes of transactions and stable rents, property in Dubai Marina continues to outperform the rest of the emirate’s market. Summary: Dubai Marina has seen a high volume of property transactions over the past few months The exclusive region continues to outperform other property investments in Dubai Dubai Marina’s popularity with expats is driving demand for residential property Property in Dubai Marina continues to outperform investments in other parts of the emirate. Only last week, Knight Frank revealed that the Dubai property market was offering vastly higher capital…
  • Improved buy-to-let lending conditions boosting investor returns

    Steven Sedgwick
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    Improved buy-to-let availability is allowing a wider range of investors to enjoy a period of high tenant demand and strong capital growth. Summary: High street lenders are offering property investors lower interest rates Recent rate cuts show how competitive and popular the buy-to-let property market currently is Property investors in the UK are receiving average rental yields of £8,233 and £13,066 annual capital growth An increasing amount of people are looking to supplement their income by making buy-to-let property investments. They are encouraged by wider market conditions that mean a…
  • UK buy-to-let investments generating record yields

    Steven Sedgwick
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:31 am
    Private sector monthly rents have hit an all-time average high of £761 a month as the peak lettings season gets underway. Summary: Property investors are now receiving record rental payments in the UK The average monthly yield in the UK is now at £761, following a 2.4% rise in August The figures come after the start of the peak tenancy period, when the UK’s student population moves into new properties UK buy-to-let investments are generating a higher average yield than ever before. New figures from lettings company LSL Property Services show that rents across England and Wales rose 2.4%…
  • Benefits of Dubai’s World Expo will extend far beyond the property market

    Steven Sedgwick
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:19 am
    SMMEs and Dubai’s property market are set to be the major beneficiaries of the economic growth ahead of World Expo 2020. Summary World Expo 2020 is set to help Dubai’s SMMEs generate additional revenue The bid win has already spurred a new wave of property investment Already, the International Monetary Fund has said it is likely to upwardly revise it growth predictions for Dubai Property investment in Dubai has picked up pace since the emirate’s World Expo 2020 bid win, as investors have been assured of longevity and high demand for their buy-to-let properties for much of the next…
  • UK property asking prices rise for 8th consecutive month

    Steven Sedgwick
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:36 am
    Asking prices have increased for the eighth month in a row, showing the potential for long-term returns in the UK’s property market. Summary: UK asking prices have increased for the eighth month in succession Property owners have seen capital appreciation of 9% so far this year The undersupply of many housing markets is attributing to the rise in asking prices The underlying potential for capital growth in the UK property market has been showcased by new figures that reveal asking prices have increased for the eighth consecutive month. On a national basis, August saw asking prices rise…
 
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    ERA Wilder Realty

  • Off Campus Student Living vs. Apartments

    Surena Mitchell
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:06 am
    As a college student, I had to make the decision after moving off campus about where to move into. I spent a year in off campus student living which I found that I wanted to weigh other options to see what other living arrangements were out there. Off campus student living is classified as living arrangements where a college student can live in an apartment complex that caters to students by providing campus shuttles and separate leases for up to 4 residents share one apartment. This is a popular option for many college students for a number of reasons but I found that renting my own…
  • 4 Things To Consider Before Buying Your Home  

    Surena Mitchell
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:55 am
    You are ready to buy a home and you are overwhelmed by all the different aspects of home ownership. Here are 4 things to consider before buying your home.  1. Are you committed? Buying a new home is a big step and a decision that should not be taken lightly. This is the place that you come to after a long day at work to relax and feel safe. Before purchasing a home, you should be committed to the work, willing to make personal sacrifices and realize the money that you will have to spend on your home. It is important that you think about if you are financially stable to afford a home and…
  • 8 Mistakes Home Sellers Make

    Surena Mitchell
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:45 pm
    You are ready to sell your home and a home buyer is ready to make that most importance investment and it could be your property. First, you need to know if your efforts will actually help or hinder the marketing and sale of your home. Here are several common mistakes that many home sellers make and how you can avoid them: 1. Leaving Clutter Having things such as children’s toys, unnecessary furniture, pictures and junk leaves your home feeling cluttered to others. You want your home to look as spacious as clean as possible. Clutter can make your space feel small to the potential buyer…
  • 2014 SC State Fair

    Surena Mitchell
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:44 am
    We are officially one month away from the annual South Carolina State Fair in Columbia, SC. This year’s fair will include activities and performers that you do not want to miss. Read below for deals and what to expect at the 2014 state fair. Performers October 8: The Marshall Tucker Band / 7:00 pm/ Price: FREE October 9: Shovels & Rope with the Restoration/ 7:00 pm/ Price: FREE October 10: Jennifer Nettles/ 7:00 pm/ Price: $30 (includes admission to fair) October 11: Lee Brice/ 7:00 pm/ Price: $20 (includes admission to fair) October 12: Fred Hammond with Donnie Mcklurkin/ 4:00 pm/…
  • Tips for Preparing Your Home to Sell

    Surena Mitchell
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:55 am
    Whether you are a first time home owner or you’re moving on to another house, you want to make sure that you’re not only purchasing a house but you can make your house into a home.  For those who are already comfortable in their home, there are ways that you can enhance and improve your home for potential buyers in the future.   Liven Up The Driveway A driveway is the entrance into your home, so why not make it look appealing? Adding stones, flowers or lights to your driveway brings life and makes your home more inviting. Adding these features to your home and is a good way to keep…
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    Salt Spring Island Real Estate

  • September 2014, Market Analysis

    saltspringislandrealestate@gmail.com ( Li Read)
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:45 pm
    How’s the Salt Spring Island Real Estate Market? Things are definitely “better”, real estate wise, in secondary home regions. They […]
  • August & July 2014, Market Analysis

    saltspringislandrealestate@gmail.com ( Li Read)
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:44 pm
    The main real estate sales window on the Pacific Northwest Coast seems to have evolved into a Summer/Fall market.This may […]
  • Salt Spring Island, 2014

    saltspringislandrealestate@gmail.com ( Li Read)
    10 Aug 2014 | 11:40 am
  • 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 […]
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    rentBits Blog

  • Remotely Wins First Place in SIM Tank Best New Start-Up Pitch

    rentBits Team
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Remotely won first place in the second annual SIM Tank Best Start-Up Pitch competition. There were some incredible companies that presented and we are honored to have been selected as the best new start-up.
  • 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 [...]
 
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    San Fernando Valley Real Estate

  • Open Sunday, Sept. 21, from 2 to 4 -- 11485 Moorpark #17, Studio City

    20 Sep 2014 | 6:28 pm
    Please swing by my open house tomorrow in Studio City and see this amazing townhouse.  It has 2 beds, 2.5 baths, two stories, two balconies, a fireplace, a gym, and a gorgeous pool.  It has been spiffed up with new paint and new upstairs carpet.  Best of all, it's priced at an affordable $399,000 and the HOA is only $225 a month.  Do the math: depending on your down payment, that's cheaper than renting the same-sized unit.Plus, this is in the neighborhood that everybody loves -- Tujunga Village.  Walk to Girasol, Vitello's, Aroma, groceries, cool little stores...
  • Please and thank you for open houses

    19 Sep 2014 | 2:26 pm
    For the most part, holding open houses are one of my favorite real estate things.  It can be like a party and I get to meet new people.  Some people think that houses never sell from an open house showing, but that's completely false and I've done it several times.  However, some open house guests amaze me with unmindful behavior.  If you're visiting an open house, please...Please don't bring your pet in the home with you.  I, like you, love dogs more than people, but that sentiment isn't universally shared.  It's not just that your pet might have an accident;…
  • 11485 Moorpark #17, Studio City, is now on the market

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:53 pm
    Do you want an affordable townhouse in the Tujunga Village neighborhood of Studio City? Wanna live within 3 blocks of Aroma Cafe (below), Vitellos or Girasol? (Yay! Never circle for parking again!) Here's your chance.  This 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhouse has just listed for $399,000.  It features a front exposure, two balconies, washer/dryer hookups, security building, new paint, new carpet, laminate downstairs, fireplace, lots of closet space, pool and gym.  The HOA is incredibly low -- $225/month -- and includes earthquake insurance.  And of course the complex allows…
  • Beat the heat at today at 629 N. Keystone, Burbank - open 2 to 5

    14 Sep 2014 | 8:55 am
    I promise the air conditioning will be on.  Check 629NKeystone.com for more pictures and details.
  • 629 N. Keystone, Burbank is open Thursday from 9:30 to noon and this weekend, too!

    10 Sep 2014 | 11:24 am
    Looking for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with an open floor plan, killer kitchen, pool and aesthetic flair? Come see my 629 N. Keystone on Thursday, the 11th, from 9:30 to noon or on Sunday, the 14th, from 2:00 to 5:00.  It is listed for $779,000 and is in a great Magnolia Park neighborhood with outstanding Burbank public schools. Other showings by pre-arrangement.
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    ReTechulous

  • Cash Machine Email Sequences, Etc (Strategy Session 9/17/2014)

    Ryan
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:19 am
    Share the video Facebook Twitter Google+ Email Embed Copy and paste this HTML code into your webpage to embed. Click here for the doc/notes.
  • Fannie Mae “Homestyle Renovation” Fixer Upper Funnel Demo

    Ryan
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:38 am
    We're reliably getting leads, with phone numbers for under $5 a piece through this funnel. Members click here to get started with it now... (should take under 20-30 minutes to have it all set up.)
  • 180 Leads in 2 Days

    Ryan
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:12 am
    Ryan's Walkthru Video PDF With Screenshots Showing The Landing Page, 2nd Step Survey, Follow Up Sequence, & Ad Being Run On Facebook
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    Ryan
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  • The “HouseItHanging” Database Tree Shaker Email…

    Ryan
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:04 am
    Use this email/approach to turn some of those "buyer leads" in your database into listing opportunities... Here's the text for the email if you want to use it... Hi... If you're curious about how your House is "Hanging" in current market just go here: Link = http://instantlyaccess.com/whatsmineworth/?de=ENTERYOUREMAILHERE Fill out the quick form and we'll be in touch with an opinion of how much your property might sell for in the next few months if you were to put it up for sale. Or you can just hit reply and let me know your address, and I'll send over a quick analysis in the next day or…
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    NeilSchwartz.net

  • Sales Meeting 9-15-14, The Marshmallow Test

    Neil Schwartz
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:35 pm
    How committed are you to your own success? How much are you willing to forego now to get what you want later? Take the Marshmallow test and find out if YOU are getting in your way. CLICK HERE FOR NOTESRelated Posts:Sales Meeting 6-2-2014, You Still Have Time to Finish StrongSales Meeting 6-16-2014,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Are You Wasting Time?

    Neil Schwartz
    13 Sep 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Successful people have the same amount of time in the day as others, but unlike many others, they use their time wisely. Watch now, your time is opportunity…don’t waste it.Related Posts:Manage Your Time….Increase Your SalesStop Wasting TimeAre You Wasting Your Time?Sales Meeting... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Do You Have a Positive Mindset?

    Neil Schwartz
    13 Sep 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Mindset drives action and action drives success. You need to have a positive mindset to achieve your goals. Watch now and learn how to feed your brain what it needs for you to succeed.Related Posts:What Quality Is Necessary For Success?Sales Meeting 10-14-2013, What Are You Telling Yourself?Aren’t... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sales Meeting 9-8-2014, Why Some Agents Lose Money

    Neil Schwartz
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:39 pm
    Real Estate agents lose money for a variety of reasons. Most of them having to do with losing control or not gaining control of the direction and development of their business and their skills. Learn how you can gain control by focusing on the things that matter. CLICK HERE FOR NOTESRelated... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Are You Great At Customer Service?

    Neil Schwartz
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:19 pm
    Great customer service is critical to your success. Watch now and learn what great customer service looks like.Related Posts:Previewing PropertyAsking QuestionsDefinition of Great ServiceProduct KnowledgeWhy Real Estate Agents Lose Money [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    NuWire Investor: RealEstateInvestment

  • Scotland's Property Market Set To Rise With Independence Issue Settled

    22 Sep 2014 | 6:23 am
    Scotland’s property market is likely to see renewed enthusiasm and a rise in prices in sales after the historic referendum vote which saw independence rejected. The residential real estate industry welcomed the No vote and said that the market, which has been stalled to a certain extent, can...
  • An Alternative Way To Invest In Real Estate

    19 Sep 2014 | 6:28 am
    The U.S. housing market is continuing to grow stronger in 2014 – demand is surging, construction activity is rising and foreclosures are falling. Real estate is becoming a targeted area of investment as the industry continues to see an increase in homes for sale. Increases in homes for sale and...
  • Irish Property Prices Up 13%

    18 Sep 2014 | 6:25 am
    National residential property prices in Ireland increased by 13.4% in the year to July, according to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics. This compares with an increase of 12.5% in June and an increase of 2.3% recorded in the 12  months to July 2013. On a month on month...
  • Dubai Leads The Way In Global Property Price Growth, Europe Lags

    18 Sep 2014 | 6:21 am
    More countries recorded a rise in house prices in the year to June than at any point since the start of the global financial crisis but Europe’s mainstream housing market is still lagging behind. The latest Global House Price Index from international real estate firm also shows that the average...
  • Canadian Home Sales Up Again, Fueled By Vancouver, Calgary & Toronto

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:34 am
    Home sales in Canada increased by almost 2% in August compared with the previous month and prices were up 5.3% year on year, according to the latest index from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). Actual, not seasonally adjusted, activity stood 2.1% above August 2013 levels and the number...
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    Chicago Agent Magazine

  • Chicagoland Home Sales Drop by Double Digits in August

    Peter Ricci
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:33 am
    Chicagoland Home Sales Drop by Double Digits in August was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. August was a rough month for home sales in the Chicagoland area, according to... Chicagoland Home Sales Drop by Double Digits in August 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.
  • Governor Signs Initiative to Change Real Estate Law

    James McClister
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:22 am
    Governor Signs Initiative to Change Real Estate Law was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Earlier this month, Governor Pat Quinn signed into law SB 3044, which makes a... Governor Signs Initiative to Change Real Estate Law 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 Best Advice For Agents – From Past Agent Snapshots

    Chicago Agent
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:08 am
    The Best Advice For Agents – From Past Agent Snapshots was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. We took a look back at our Agent Snapshot features and have compiled the... The Best Advice For Agents – From Past Agent Snapshots 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.
  • 3 Points Newer/Millennial Agents Should Follow

    Stephanie Sims
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:04 am
    3 Points Newer/Millennial Agents Should Follow was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. With younger agents joining the force and Millennial clients increasing, there are more new,... 3 Points Newer/Millennial Agents Should Follow 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.
  • 3 Reasons Why Tight Lending Standards are Not the Problem with Housing

    Peter Ricci
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:40 am
    3 Reasons Why Tight Lending Standards are Not the Problem with Housing was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Tight lending is blamed constantly for housing’s slow recovery, but there’s actually much more... 3 Reasons Why Tight Lending Standards are Not the Problem with Housing 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

  • Three Reasons the Nest Thermostat Is the Perfect Introduction to Home Automation

    Sara MacLennan
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:35 am
    The ability to control your appliances from your smartphone can seem like an unnecessary luxury, but in this case it’s a luxury that can save you time and money. To experience the major benefits of home automation, consider testing out the Nest thermostat. Below are a few reasons why it’s a great gateway appliance. Smart […]
  • Weekly Market Update, Sept. 19/14

    Sara MacLennan
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:03 am
    Here is our update on the Edmonton real estate market. (Previous week’s numbers are in brackets). For the past 7 days: New Listings: 452 (394, 373, 436) # Sales: 291 (263, 319, 318) Ratio: 64% (67%, 86%, 73%) # Price Changes: 280 (266, 258, 252) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 143 (328, 148, 147) Net loss/gain […]
  • Subtle Painting Tricks to Help Give Your House a Little Color without Serious Clashing

    Sara MacLennan
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:46 am
    If your home’s interior or exterior needs a little pick-me-up, it can be tough to add a pop of colour without clashing with your current décor, furniture, and paint colours. However, you can subtly add a little color around the home by sneaking bright colors into less noticeable areas—the colors with breathe a little life […]
  • Weekly Real Estate Market Update, Sept. 12/14

    Sara MacLennan
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:18 am
    Here is our update on the Edmonton real estate market. (Previous week’s numbers are in brackets). For the past 7 days: New Listings: 452 (394, 373, 436) # Sales: 291 (263, 319, 318) Ratio: 64% (67%, 86%, 73%) # Price Changes: 280 (266, 258, 252) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 143 (328, 148, 147) Net loss/gain […]
  • Edmonton’s Best Elementary Schools

    Sara MacLennan
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:25 pm
    The Fraser Institute shows a ranking of all Alberta schools on its web site: http://www.fraserinstitute.org. It’s a searchable ranking that shows how well schools performed on grade 3 and 6 provincial academic tests over a number of years. It allows you to compare the academic performance of individual schools based on a number of different […]
 
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    aBetterOffice

  • Level Office Levels the Playing Field for Technology Companies

    Jennifer LeClaire
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    CHICAGO – Some of the best business concepts are born out of sheer need. Such is the case with Level Office, a shared office space in Chicago. The brainchild of Bill Bennett, a professor at Kellogg and a lifelong entrepreneur, Level Office was born out of years of frustrating searches for a professional and affordable Chicago office space. Bennett couldn’t find one, so he built one. “At Level, we provide clients with the ability to focus on growing their business. We still provide the collaborative environment for brainstorming and idea sharing, but we also provide private…
  • How Flexible Work Could Change Your ‘Work-Life’

    Jennifer LeClaire
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:08 am
    LOS ANGELES – Flexible work may be popular during summer vacation season, but new research from Regus is showing flexible work is actually a key to long-term happiness well beyond summer. According to a poll of 2,200 business owners and senior managers, a whopping 90 percent say flexible work options, such as flexible hours, executive office suites and virtual office space closer to home, is an effective way to improve staff morale and help employees achieve a better work-life balance. Regus research also points to more appreciation of flexible work benefits. Specifically, 81 percent of…
  • This Office Space is a Kansas City First for Regus

    Jennifer LeClaire
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:34 am
    KANSAS CITY – “Kansas City, Kansas City here we come.” That’s the tune Regus is singing as it sets up yet more executive office suites in Kansas City. Regus’ latest business center sits in the heart of downtown in the Kansas City Cosby Building. This is a history building at the corner of 9th street and Baltimore in the middle of the Garment District. According to Historic Kansas City, preservationists got together with the Downtown Council and convinced the city to invest in the building’s stabilization rather than fund its demolition. The building’s fate was up in the…
  • Detroit Coworking Office Space Revs Up Motor City

    Jennifer LeClaire
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:28 am
    DETROIT – TechTown Detroit’s Junction440 coworking office space for entrepreneurs is making waves in Motor City. Located on a renovated floor in the historic 440 Burroughs Street building in Midtown Detroit, the $1.5 million, 20,000-square-foot facility is not your typical coworking office space. With renovations funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the site also features TechTown’s public event facilities, and acceleration, incubation and administrative suites. And floors two through five are home to traditional commercial tenants. “This space will…
  • Houston Office Space Offers ‘Green’ Convenience

    Jennifer LeClaire
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:31 am
    AUSTIN – BusinesSuites is throwing down the gauntlet in the Houston executive office suites market. The alternative workspace provider just opened its seventh executive office suites project in the Houston area. Specifically, BusinesSuites has taken up residence at The Woodlands, Texas at Hughes Landing. Dubbed BusinesSuites Hughes Landing, the Houston office space is located at 1790 Hughes Landing Boulevard. “We help businesses avoid the hassle and commitment of a conventional office lease without compromising on professionalism, infrastructure or amenities,” says John G. Jordan,…
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    Notorious R.O.B.

  • Competition Is Not Tortious Inteference

    Rob Hahn
    20 Sep 2014 | 7:27 am
    A brief note this Saturday morning… Conversations around my last post, about FTC taking action on anti-competitive Code of Ethics provisions, have raised an interesting and salient point. The best example comes from the comments, where Brian Rayl writes: Despite what the FTC states in terms of “soliciting other’s clients” there are very strict laws […]
  • The NAR Code of Ethics is Illegal (Probably)

    Rob Hahn
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:12 am
    I got a heads-up from a source, which then led me to investigate further, and… unless there’s something I am missing, the NAR Code of Ethics is (probably, in all likelihood) illegal as it stands today. It will need to be rewritten. News from federal regulators rarely make the front page. In fact, they rarely […]
  • Notorious POD: Episode 11 — Kathy Dryden of Allre.com

    Rob Hahn
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:50 am
      Wow, it’s been a long time, eh? I apologize for the lapse, but as I sort of explain in the podcast itself, I’ve been busy, and there hasn’t been that much going on that makes me want to record one of these. But… that’s changed with the introduction of Allre.com, a new startup based […]
  • Listhub Acquires Point2; I Think of TS Eliot

    Rob Hahn
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:19 am
    [EDIT: Please see the clarification posted below.] I’ve been hearing rumblings about a big game-changing deal for a couple of days, and this morning, it’s been confirmed. Listhub, a Move entity, has acquired Point2 from Yardi, bringing all listings syndication in the United States under one roof. From Celeste Starchild, General Manager of Listhub: Move […]
  • So, About This “Our Listings” Business…

    Rob Hahn
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:27 am
    I saw a post on a Facebook group that references this Inman News story about Zillow having no plans to raise prices. The Facebook author (Miriam Bernstein) thought the key graf from the story was this: “As long as we’re partners in success, we’re happy,” Liniger [CEO of REMAX] told Rascoff in front of the […]
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    Real Estate Investing Blog

  • Bloomberg Radio Guest Interview

    Marco Santarelli
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Once again, I was honored to be invited back as a guest on the Investing Coast-2-Coast radio show with Pete Asmus and Ivan Oberon. These two guys broadcast a great daily radio show and have a ton of fun doing it.  It is a “must listen to” radio program for new and seasoned real estate investors. On the radio show we went into depth on each of my 10 Rules of Successful Real Estate Investing.  We also covered a few other topics as we went off on tangents.  Be sure to listen to the program. Read the rest of Bloomberg Radio Guest Interview » For more articles like this,…
  • 5 Reasons Real Estate Is (Once Again) a Prudent Investment

    Brenton Hayden
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    If you are someone who has given up on the dream of real estate investment, before even giving it a serious look, consider a few trends. Construction is on the rise, foreclosures and repossessions are decreasing.  The U.S. Census Bureau recently reported that new residential sales in May 2014 have increased an estimated 16.9 percent compared to the same period last year. Far from least, US median property sales are up over 11% annually, the biggest increase since 2012. It’s clear, conditions are optimal.  Given today’s economy, with low property prices, decreased interest rates and…
  • Why Investors Should Continue Buying Real Estate

    Steve Sjuggerud
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Is this the end of the housing recovery? NO! “By keeping interest rates low, we are trying to make homes more affordable and revive the housing market.” That came from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen earlier this year. My friend, that’s all you need to know when it comes to the housing market today. Read the rest of Why Investors Should Continue Buying Real Estate » 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.
  • How Will Immigration Impact Residential Real Estate?

    Marco Santarelli
    4 Aug 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Demographically, a lot has been written about how Millennials and Baby Boomers will impact real estate.  But how will 11 million undocumented immigrants impact residential real estate if they are given residency? Will millions of undocumented immigrants buy houses and increase prices and rents?  Already, we are starting to see some signs of how immigration is impacting housing. Read the rest of How Will Immigration Impact Residential Real Estate? » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2014 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate Investments.
  • The Long and Winding Recovery

    Marco Santarelli
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:37 pm
    Zillow’s second quarter Real Estate Market Report shows national home values rose 6.3% on a year-over-year basis from June 2013 to $174,200.  The last time national home values were at this level was back in March 2005.  (Housing prices peaked in 2006.) Rents were up 2.5% on a year-over-year basis.  The Zillow Home Value Forecast calls for 4.2% appreciation nationally from June 2014 to June 2015. Read the rest of The Long and Winding Recovery » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2014 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate Investments.
 
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    BuzzBuzzHome News

  • A look back at housing bubble predictions since the Spring

    Kat Sieniuc
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Photo: Rhett Maxwell/Flickr Even as Canadian homebuyers are coughing up more cash for a crib, they won’t have to worry about a looming bubble crashing the housing party, according to the head of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp (CMHC). Evan Siddall, the CEO of CMHC, said at a conference held in Montreal Friday that the national housing agency isn’t “overly” worried about a housing bubble at this point in time. CMHC uses a tool called the Housing Price Analysis and Assessment (HPAA) framework to monitor the market for potential risk factors, including the overheating of demand,…
  • New Metro Vancouver condos for under $210,000? Wynd has ‘em and you want ‘em

    buzzhomeblog
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Vancouver home prices may be sky-high, but you can get a brand new condo at Wynd in Surrey’s vibrant City Centre for just over $200,000. Indeed, one-bedroom A Plan homes are priced at only $209,000. These smartly-designed units boast 474 square feet of indoor living space as well as an expansive 94-square-foot balcony. Other standard features include wood flooring in the living areas, porcelain tile floors in the bathrooms, quartz countertops, stainless steel undermount sinks and high-end kitchen appliances. Of course, all Wynd residents will also have access to the…
  • 737 Park Avenue penthouse on market, asking $39.5 million

    Joyce Chen
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:35 am
    Renderings via 737parkavenuenyc.com The full-floor penthouse at 737 Park Avenue has made its grand entrance on the market, with an asking price of $39.5 million. The four-bedroom, six-bathroom residence at the Upper East Side conversion measures approximately 6,000 square feet, according to the Corcoran listing. The main level has a salon, family room, staff room, skylight, his-and-her baths with corresponding walk-in-closets in the master suite, a wood-burning fireplace and a 2,271-square-foot wraparound terrace that provides panoramic views of Manhattan from every room. Residents access the…
  • Meet Sean, the smart and sustainable townhouse project debuting this fall in Barrie

    buzzhomeblog
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:11 am
    Launching this fall, Sean is a unique townhouse project coming to Barrie. Located at 369 Essa Road, the 70-unit enclave is minutes away from everything thanks to the nearby Highway 400. Sean Homes is behind the new collection of towns rooted in green ideals. Sites by the builder are chosen based on the idea of community-living. In other words, when you choose a residence by Sean Homes, you can bet there will be plenty of park space and room to meet up with neighbours in your community. Situated in a walkable area with pedestrian-friendly streets, the townhouses will sprout amid green…
  • A look inside the suites and on-site extras at On the GO Mimico

    buzzhomeblog
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:21 am
    When you call a condo home, the location and neighbourhood amenities are key considerations. Residents at On the GO Mimico will enjoy living in Toronto with a small-town feel. Located at Royal York Road and Judson Street, the 27-storey structure is just around the corner from mom-and-pop shops and lakefront parks and promenades. What’s more, the Stanton Renaissance project is famous for being the only condo in Toronto that will be directly connected to a GO station, with access to the Mimico stop right on the condo’s property. But it’s not just the neigbourhood that has to speak to a…
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    Debra Sinick & Brooks Beaupain

  • Did Our Gorgeous August Affect Real Estate Sales On Seattle’s Eastside?

    Sinick & Beaupain Team
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:11 am
    Seattle Eastside Real Estate Sales Through August, 2014   The end of summer brought the first decline for Seattle Eastside home sales this year.  I wouldn't get too alarmed, though, as sales dropped by only 2.5%.  August always seems to be a slower month as people rush to get kids ready for school or cram those last summer weekends full of fun activities.   The number of pending sales this year, 768, is very similar to last August, when 776 homes sold.  The market did not die after last August and it will not die after this August.  The real estate…
  • A Healthy Market for Condo Sales in July on Seattle’s Eastside

    Sinick & Beaupain Team
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:42 am
    Seattle Eastside Condo sales are still strong with 60% of the available condos selling in July.  The average market time was 29 days and median pricing was about the same as last year, $270,000.  The most active month so far this year was back in April, when 95% of the condos for sale sold!  It's still a good market.  More than 1/2 the condos sold last month, a very good and healthy number of sales.  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!
  • July 2014 Real Estate Performs As Expected on Seattle’s Eastside

    Sinick & Beaupain Team
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:34 pm
    The most number of homes for sale so far this year?  No big surprise.  We've seen the same roller coaster of real estate activity on Seattle's eastside every year.  The market was still strong as almost 50% of Seattle eastside homes sold in July. The peak of sales activity, as it is every year, was back in the spring.  In March, 67% of the homes for sale sold and in April 68% sold. In July,  we have the most number of homes for sale so far this year, although August could top that number.  Days on the market are still low as it is only taking 38 days on…
  • 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…
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    Propertyshowrooms.com News

  • Greenpeace Lose Fight to Demolish ‘Hotel Illegal’ Algarrobo

    18 Sep 2014 | 4:01 am
    <br/> </p> A legal judgement has been made to allow completion of a half-constructed hotel in Carboneras, Almeria, after over a decade of controversy. </p> The hotel&#8217;s structure rises like a huge white pyramid against the mountainous coastline of Almeria, set within the Cabode Gata natural park where construction started after a building licence was granted by Carboneras authorities in 2003. </p> At the time many saw the hotel as a massive symbol of Spain&#8217;s unbridled construction boom, while more sceptical observers felt that officials skipped…
  • A Bright Outlook for Bulgarian Property

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:21 am
    <br/> </p> Bulgaria&#8217;s property market is officiallyrecovering from the ravages of recession, after recording house price growthover the last three months. </p> According to brokers, a total of 220,000property transactions are now completed annually which equates to 19,000 salesper month with an average price of around &#8364;50,000, an increase of 15% in Julyalone.&nbsp; </p> Most popular properties are 1 and 2 bedroomapartments in city locations with an increasing trend for foreign purchases inpopular tourist destinations. </p> Brokers have…
  • UK Landlords Earning £32bn a Year

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:41 am
    <br/> </p> Unprecedented growth in the UK&#8217;s buy-to-let market has created a new wealth class amongst landlords, currently earning more than &#163;2.7bn each month. </p> As house prices have risen exponentially in recent years, the volume of landlords has increased in line with spiraling demand for affordable housing. </p> Adding momentum to growth in the buy-to-let market is increasing appetite for income generating assets and a shift towards investing in student accommodation and managed residential property. </p> The number of people privately…
  • Finnair Announces Direct Flights to Malta

    15 Sep 2014 | 3:24 am
    <br/> </p> New year-round flights from Helsinki to&nbsp; Malta are expected to be operating within months, bringing a huge boost to the tiny island&#8217;s property market. </p> The announcement came from Malta&#8217;s Ambassador to Finland , Michael Zammit Tabona who said that airline Finnair&#8217;s &nbsp;direct links to Malta will pave the way for many other economic exchanges in terms of real estate, tourism and foreign direct investment. </p> It currently takes most of the day for visitors from Finland to travel to Malta, making the country a…
  • Upbeat Forecasts for Turkish Property

    12 Sep 2014 | 5:16 am
    <br/> </p> The Turkish economy is steaming ahead towards recovery, with a drastically improved outlook for its property markets, after a year of robust expansion in 2013. </p> Residential sale prices for existing homes increased 1.41% in Turkey overall during July 2014, with residential rents rising 1.17% in the same month. </p> Although the domestic property market still faces challenges and demand remains weak, the climate for foreign investors has improved significantly, with interest focusing mainly on apartments in resort areas. </p> Residential rental…
 
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    Naples Real Estate Blog

  • We Will Never Forget

    11 Sep 2014 | 8:40 am
    Can it really be 13 years? It seems like yesterday to me...I was having coffee with a friend...my phone rang three times. I looked at it finally and saw it was a call from each of my three sons. I called my middle son back first since he was the first call---all he said was that something horrible had happened---he described it briefly, but told me I should get right over to my mom's home as he knew she would be upset. At that point I could not even begin to imagine the enormity of what was ahead for our country that day, and the days to follow. Who could have ever imagined such a horrific…
  • Mortgage News

    21 Aug 2014 | 12:20 pm
    New FICO Scoring System In a recent article published by the National Mortgage Professional Magazine, it was announced that the FICO scoring system will be restructured in order to help borrowers qualify for loans more easily. One of the primary differences we will see is that median FICO score for consumers whose only derogatory references are unpaid medical debts will increase by 25 points.  It has been determined that medical collections should have a lower impact on the score since in most cases it is not commensurate with the credit risk they represent, nor the…
  • Record Breaking Rainfall In Naples Florida

    9 Aug 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Flash Flooding Hits Naples Florida Hard! Last Monday Naples Florida received over 7" of rain in one day! The heaviest rain came between 1:00 and 2:00 PM where nearly 4" were recorded at Naples airport. This set an all-time record for rainfall, making it the wettest August day on record in Naples. This caused many major roads to close; stranded cars wrecked havoc as they lined up along the side of roads and in the middle of intersections. All available towing companies were backed up for hours trying to assist motorists that ventured out into the deluge. In some…
  • New Waterfront Listing in Naples Florida

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:43 am
    Contemporary Touches Throughout Royal Harbor ~ Naples Florida The Harris-Peppe Team has been selected to market this wonderful home! Fabulous opportunity to own a beautifully renovated 3 bedroom waterfront home located in one of SW Florida's premier boating communities. Move right in and enjoy the meticulous updating, the oversized and private home site offering lush landscaping, and a great location where you can walk or bike to downtown! This boater's dream includes a huge dock, a 15,000lb lift and direct gulf access. Call us today to see why we think this is one of the best…
  • Why I love Southwest Florida ~ Top 100 Reasons

    24 Jun 2014 | 1:39 pm
    ...The Countdown Continues! Earlier this month I decided to do a "Top 100 Reasons Why I Love SW Florida" blog feature---honestly, I think when I get to 100, I'll be able to do another 100! There are so many reasons to be grateful we live, work and play in this wonderful town we call 'Paradise', Naples Florida. What I am here to tell you about is what puts the REAL in real estate...those things that give our area its true value. Many are intangible, like that which I am going to post about today...   The #3 Reason Why I Love Southwest Florida: Magnificent Sunsets!    …
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    Secure Real Estate Phoenix

  • Buy Real Estate with Retirement Funds – Using Retirement Funds to Buy Real Estate

    Charlie Allred
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:39 am
    Lately, it seems like many of our real estate clients are asking me how to buy real estate with retirement funds, how to buy real estate with their 401k or buy real estate with an IRA.  I’ve done extensive research on this because my goal is to be a resource for our clients. Most of these clients already have purchased their home, generally they don’t want to buy a home with their retirement funds because that requires management if they choose to rent the home.  Also, the other obstacle is they don’t want to buy a home with their retirement funds because this could cost…
  • Arizona Retirement Communities – Scottsdale Retirement Communities vs. Chandler Retirement Communities

    Charlie Allred
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Recently, I’ve had several clients asking me about living in Arizona retirement communities and Scottsdale retirement communities in particular.  Tons of my clients are from out of state and looking for a Scottsdale home to call theirs for the winter.  I love helping these clients find a second home, here in Scottsdale, basically a Scottsdale retirement home! Some of these clients looking for their Arizona retirement community think that Scottsdale will be too expensive, I’m here to show you homes that are available in Scottsdale retirement communities that are very affordable!
  • Scottsdale Real Estate News: What No One is Talking About

    Charlie Allred
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:55 am
    Scottsdale real estate, well Phoenix real estate for that matter, has had a slower year during 2014 than in 2013.   When I speak with Scottsdale homeowners, they are generally very concerned about the fact that the Scottsdale real estate market has slowed, my response is always positive, things are moving in the right direction and prices are stable.  It is taking longer to sell Scottsdale homes and less are selling.  However, I’m going to take a closer look at the Scottsdale real estate numbers in this article to prove the market is moving in the right direction. Scottsdale Real…
  • Phoenix Real Estate Market Report

    Charlie Allred
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:57 pm
    I have been describing the Phoenix real estate market as “sludgy” for several months.  The July 2014 Phoenix real estate numbers are showing the market slowing a bit.  Let’s talk about the numbers below. New Listings in Phoenix Real Estate The number of new listings (homes newly for sale in Phoenix) is down, we are lower than the 5 year average.  There were 8,114 new listings in July, the 5 year average is 9,350 new listings.  I see this statistic as a positive statistic because if too many new listings come on the market and homes not selling all that quickly, the…
  • Old Town Scottsdale : The Guide to Old Town Scottsdale

    Charlie Allred
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:31 am
    In writing my last post about Old Town Scottsdale and Old Town Scottsdale homes, what to expect in the homes, I started thinking about how a big picture article was necessary about Old Town Scottsdale.  I started researching what the main Scottsdale visitors sites said, and oh my was I overwhelmed! It was so nitty gritty, I mean how many articles about Old Town Scottsdale do I want to read before visiting? Plus, have you ever visited another city (i’m sure you have) and read books (I did when we went to Spain), then on the day of the visit somewhere, I couldn’t remember the exact details…
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  • 40 Open Houses in Greenwich for Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014

    greenwichstreets
    21 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Greenwich Open Houses Sunday, September 21, 2014 The fall real estate market is maintaining its momentum with 40 Open Houses, four rentals from $2,500 per month to $13,500 per month, and 36 homes for sale ranging from $350,000 to $5,100,000.  As always, please check the times as they vary. Greenwich Open House Map for 9/21/14 – Click the link for the interactive map Please click here for the interactive map. The static map is above   If you are out looking at open houses please feel free to stop by my new listing at 9 Tomney Road just off lower Stanwich Road. I call it the perfect…
  • GREENWICH, CT FALL 2014 MARKET REPORT

    greenwichstreets
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:45 am
    The market is definitely looking up in the last two months. If you look at the green 2014 line, you can see that we started out with a bang as lots of buyers believed the pundits and thought interest rates were going higher in 2014. Those buyers pulled the trigger in December 2013 and January 2014. In February, despite the pundits predictions interest rates fell and so did sales as buyers didn’t feel an urgency to buy. From March to June 2014 sales were better than 2012, but not as good as the near record year for sales that we saw in 2013. Greenwich Real Estate Sales Take Big Leap in…
  • Sunday Open Houses August 3, 2014 & July Market Report

    greenwichstreets
    3 Aug 2014 | 1:49 am
      Greenwich Open Houses Sunday, August 3, 2014 There are 28 Open Houses starting with 3 rentals from $8,000 to $10,500 per month. The Open Houses range in price from $449,900 to $4,595,000. There are plenty of homes to see in every price point. Look closely at the times as they vary.  You can use the interactive map to plan your route. Please click here for the interactive map. The static map is below. Thanks to Rob Pulitano for preparing the list of Open Houses and the interactive map and to Pam Toner for the hot links and the Word document attached. You can see my weekly Market…
  • 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…
 
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  • DIY tips: The Best Way to Clean a Hardwood Floor

    admin
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:33 am
    A high-quality hardwood floor can give you and your family many years of enjoyment. However, in order to preserve its allure and showroom sparkle, a comprehensive schedule of cleaning and maintenance is required. While hardwood floors require less upkeep than carpets, it’s still important to use methods and cleaning agents that won’t affect your floor’s natural qualities. Prevention is the best cure The best way to preserve your hardwood floors look and protective layer is to prevent dirt, excess water and potentially harmful substances from ever getting anywhere near it. The…
  • Current trends in the London property market

    admin
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:13 am
    With a well-known national newspaper reporting on possibly the world’s smallest but most expensive house in North London this week – where people visiting the house walk through the front door only to find themselves directly under the bed – one can fairly confidently suggest that the London property market is holding its own. London is still an incredibly desirable location to live. In fact, everything points to now being a good time to invest as the property market grows and grows, and London is the first to experience a positive uplift. This belief is supported by data from…
  • Guide To Renovations & Extensions

    admin
    4 Aug 2014 | 2:43 pm
    According to uktv.co.uk, around 25% of all home renovation projects end up going over budget. As a homeowner, you are obviously keen to add as much value as possible to your property when selling it but there are a number of things you need to consider. 5 Things You Need To Look Out For Planning Permission: Once your project goes beyond a certain scale (see legal considerations below), it will be necessary to get planning permission. This can be a time consuming process and it also costs around £1,000. DIY Pitfalls: Legally, you need to be qualified to complete certain DIY jobs such as…
  • Mortgage matters – buying a home, have you got everything in order?

    admin
    2 May 2014 | 11:03 am
    Buying a house can be a challenging affair and it can take years to save up enough money to get on the property ladder. Once you do have a deposit at the ready – and have an adequate credit rating – there are still various things to consider. Purchasing a home that’s not right for you and your circumstances can lead to a number of problems down the line, so it really is a good idea to approach the market sensibly, armed with a detailed knowledge of it. Services like Experian Mortgage Matters can provide you with in-depth advice about your options when it comes to mortgages. One of…
  • Choosing a flat for rental investment

    admin
    1 Mar 2014 | 4:56 am
    Investment in Buy to Let properties has become a popular strategy in the UK for those developing a portfolio either for income or as a retirement investment.  Compared with other investments property is seen as relatively risk as property prices only go in one direction over the long term yet the return on investment is competitive and steady over time.   Those building investment portfolios often start with smaller properties such as flats, for which there is strong demand at the lower end of the housing market for singles, coupe sand sharers who have yet to buy a property of their own.
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  • Exclusive with Daniels about their latest High Park Condominiums project

    Deepi Harish
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:36 am
    Recently, we spoke to the Daniels, the well-known builders behind the much sought after High Park Condominiums project. This is one of the only projects to launch directly across from Toronto’s largest urban park – High Park, and carries exclusive incentives offered until September 30th.   Access Pricing & Floorplans  TRP: Can you describe what kind of buyers are best suited for HighPark Condominiums? Daniels: Daniels HighPark Condominiums is the perfect residence for anyone who aspires to an active lifestyle. Whether this is a young first time buyer, or a retired…
  • University Suites brings innovative design architecture to Kingston’s Queen’s University

    TheRedPin Team
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
    University Suites, being developed by PRK Developments, is the first condominium opportunity just steps from the campus of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario in a district known as ‘The Hub’ at the corner of Princess and University Avenues. Designed by Toronto-based Teeple Architects, the solid concrete structure will be a landmark building of cutting edge design. Founded in 1989 by principal Stephen Teeple, Teeple Architects has a recognized reputation for innovative design and exceptional service, garnering six Governor General Awards, Canada’s top architectural recognition. It…
  • The Ultimate Guide to The Yorkdale Condos by Context and Metropia

    TheRedPin Team
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:54 am
    The Yorkdale Condos: Project Details Project Intersection: Allen Rd and Ranee Avenue Developer: Context and Metropia Urban Landscapes Building Type: Condominium Storeys: 15 Storeys   The Yorkdale Condos is in the center of a bustling family oriented neighbourhood. Register for VIP access now   Register for VIP access now Neighbourhood Perks: Englemount-Lawrence and neighbouring areas This neighbourhood cannot be defined without a shout out to its landmark shopping mall, Yorkdale Shopping Centre – Canada’s 5th largest mall. Home to several high-end retailers like Holt Renfrew…
  • Hot Listings September 15 to 19

    TheRedPin Team
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
     54 Carmine Cres  St. Catherines, Ontario Contact Francis Malboeuf to Book a Tour of the Project! Asking Price: $399,500 259,900 TheRedPin Rebate: $1,498 975 Details: 4+1 Beds, 4 Baths Apt. 101 – 75 Dalhousie St  Moss Park, Toronto  Contact Enzo Ceniti to Book a Tour of the Project! Asking Price: $399,900 259,900 TheRedPin Rebate: $1,500 975 Details: 2+1 Beds, 1 Bath  72 Stornwood Crt  Peel Village, Brampton  Contact Bob Perks to Book a Tour of the Project! Asking Price: $339,900 259,900 TheRedPin Rebate: $1,275 975 Details: 3 Beds, 3 Baths  Apt. 302 – 30 Hugo Cres Apt.
  • GTA MLS® Infographic: September 16

    TheRedPin Team
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:39 am
    If you cannot see this infographic on your current browser, please click here The post GTA MLS® Infographic: September 16 appeared first on TheRedPin Pulse.
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  • Harmony Homes builds in the sunshine at Mesa Verde

    Harmony Homes
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:40 am
    Harmony Homes is making solar power systems standard on all homes at Mesa Verde, a unique new community in the southwest part of the Las Vegas Valley. With nearly 300 annual days of sunshine, the premier locally owned homebuilder is intent on giving prospective buyers every opportunity to enjoy the best part of desert living. “Every home we build at Mesa Verde will come with a solar power system from SolarCity, a leader in the clean energy industry that has been growing rapidly across the country,” said Robert Beville, president of Harmony Homes. “We’re excited to offer our home…
  • Connect with Harmony Homes

    Harmony Homes
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:58 am
    Harmony Homes is a buyer inspired builder in Las Vegas and Laughlin Nevada.  Inspired by quality, efficiency and originality, Harmony Homes delivers new homes in scenic areas with a sense of community and family. Our experience says it all! With harmony as its backbone, Harmony Homes has evolved into a shining addition to the Nevada homebuilding market. With one simple mission – to build buyer-inspired homes – Buy New. Buy Smart. Buy Harmony. You will find information about Harmony Homes:  On the Harmony Homes Las Vegas Web Page On the Harmony Homes Laughlin Web Page On the Harmony…
  • Save money in your new home

    Harmony Homes
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Harmony Homes is a Five-Star Energy Certified Builder, which includes energy-efficient features such as radiant barriers to help reduce heat transfer through the roof and attic; low-e windows that help reflect heat away from the glass; vinyl window frames for superior insulation; and 13 Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating heating, ventilation and cooling systems that hold the government-recommended 13 rating and use less energy per unit. All homes also feature sealed ducts to help reduce energy consumption. Take a better look at the mentioned energy efficient offers: Radiant Barriers - When the…
  • Welcome to your New Harmony Home!

    Harmony Homes
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:51 am
    One of the most exciting parts of getting a new home is showing it off to your closest friends and family. The moment doesn’t quite compare to getting the keys and walking into your home for the first time, but it comes pretty close. Here is a compiled list of things to think about when you are hosting you’re your first “get together”. - First, decide what kind of party you would like to throw. A neighborhood get together, traditional guest list party, just family or a mixture! - Now choose a theme. Would you like to grill out during the afternoon and encourage everyone to bring a…
  • Its Time to go Back to School!

    Harmony Homes
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Summer is ending and it is back to school we go! While the summer was fun and exciting we thought it would be helpful to put together some “back to school safety tips and reminders” to keep everyone out of trouble and aware.   Before children get back into the swing of riding the bus, walking to school or riding with a friend be sure to go over a few safety rules, just as a reminder: When walking to school make sure there is a safe route with sidewalks, crosswalks and crossing guards. Make sure you know the route that your children are taking and remind them never to talk with…
 
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  • Real Estate Video Tour ~ 18 Acre Home in Troutman, NC

    AVT
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Joy Young and AVT Marketing / Amazing Video Tours are proud to bring you this full motion real estate video tour of a fantastic 18 Acre Home in Troutman, North Carolina.     Here are just some of the highlights of this fabulous property: 17.89 Acres offers country living at its best! Enjoy the fishing spring feed pond stocked with bass & brim Stream runs through property Fenced 15 acre pasture land currently used for cattle 3 stall pole barn 2nd pole barn for hay storage Tree lined back of property offers great views of land and potential building site for second house. Organic…
  • Bonterra Builders Presents Verdict Ridge – Full Motion Video Tour

    AVT
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:59 am
    Bonterra Builders is proud to bring you this video of Verdict Ridge located in Denver, NC. Video by AVT Marketing / Amazing Video Tours Check out the full motion real estate video here:  Check out the Photos by clicking here! Video Script: Bonterra Builders welcomes you to Verdict Ridge Golf and Country Club is located on the quiet, west side of Lake Norman in Denver, NC.  Verdict Ridge is just 20 miles from uptown Charlotte and is considered by many to be one of the best golf courses in the area.  Other amenities in Verdict Ridge include swimming, tennis and clubhouse complete with…
  • Niblock Homes Presents The Stratford Video Virtual Tour and Photos

    AVT
    18 Feb 2014 | 12:39 pm
    The Stratford by Niblock Homes is a two story floor plan that offers approximately 2845 square feet of heated living area with 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. It is currently available in Laural Park in Concord, NC; in Kensington Forest in Harrisburg, NC; The Gates at Waterside Crossing in West Lake Norman; and Holly Brook in Moorsville, NC. You can see many photos of the Stratford by clicking the link below You can see many photos of the Stratford by clicking here Please check out the full motion video tour of the Stratford below. Niblock Homes would love to have you tour The Stratford or any of…
  • Video Virtual Tour and Photos of The Aspen By Niblock Homes

    AVT
    13 Feb 2014 | 9:55 am
    The Aspen by Niblock Homes is a two story floor plan that offers approximately 2834 square feet of heated living area with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. It is currently available in Laural Park in Concord, NC; in Kensington Forest in Harrisburg, NC; The Gates at Waterside Crossing in West Lake Norman; Ashlyn Creek and Holly Brook in Moorsville, NC. You can see many photos of the Aspen by clicking here Please check out the full motion video tour of the Aspen below. Niblock Homes would love to have you tour The Aspen or any of their other wonderful models in any of their neighborhoods. For more…
  • Website Designed for R.R. Equipment in Lancaster, SC

    AVT
    18 Dec 2013 | 9:15 am
    As a long time video customer, I was really happy to have the chance to also develop the new website for R.R. Equipment in Lancaster, SC.   At the time we shot the Rebel Crusher video in mid 2012, RR had a web development company that had been working on a custom website for them for months, and kept promising big things. Fast forward to over a year later.  RR was still waiting for their custom site.  The website development company was headed by a great guy with great intentions, but as of September 2013, RR still had only seen a mock up of a single page site, and it had been so long…
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  • What Your Front Door Hue Says About You (It’s been gossiping with the neighbors.)

    STLRealtor
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:38 am
    Red – You are confident, classy, and you tend to be ahead of the game responsibility wise. You were the first of your peers to buy a house and the first to own matching glassware. You never run out of propane for the grill. You never run out of clean clothes for work. You never run less than 5 miles each day. You might secretly be a serial killer but you are the American dream incarnate so no one’s asking too many questions. Orange – You are modern, efficient, and low maintenance. Your last name has a hyphen in it. Antique stores give you anxiety-induced migraines and you have…
  • Beautiful Ranch Home!

    STLRealtor
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Check Out The Updates! 1740 Marshall Court, Florissant, MO 63031 You WILL JUST love this updated home on a quiet street in a friendly neighborhood! This open floor-plan has refinished wood floors upstairs and new carpet in the lower den, new tile in both bathrooms and kitchen, and a great bar for even more seating in the living area. The large eat-in kitchen boasts a plethora of new amenities: cabinets, counter tops, stainless steel stove, dishwasher, and range vent, and new disposal. All this along w/ a walk-in pantry, too! Main bath has new vanity, mirror, sink, light fixture, and faucet…
  • FABULOUS 6 Bedroom Family Home!!

    STLRealtor
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:44 am
    Spacious Home 136 Christopher, St. Louis, MO 63129 Welcome to 136 Christopher Place, Oakville Missouri. Welcome to this beautifully well maintained 2 story home on a quiet cul-de-sac. This amazing home has an open and inviting floor plan with a spacious great room. The great room offers built-in bookcases and double sided fireplace. The kitchen features a center island, built in desk, walk in pantry and breakfast room. The upper level has 4 bedrooms to accommodate families of any size. It also boasts a Master Suite complete with large walk in closet, jetted tub, separate shower, and huge…
  • This is YOUR New Home!!!

    STLRealtor
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:25 am
    Beautiful Maplewood Home 3448 Cambridge, St. Louis, MO 63143 Welcome Home!!!!! This house is beautiful! This home features 2 bedroom 1 bath Updated kitchen w/ appliances, cabinets, countertops and flooring! Newer carpet and lighting throughout! Stained glass windows in living room! updated bath with tile and granite vanity top, all bedrooms have fans! Covered front porch! Deck off kitchen and leads to level, fenced backyard with utility shed! Full basement! This home come with 1 year HWA Home Protection Plan ! Close to great restaurants, shopping and highways! Easy to Show! Search All Area…
  • Beautiful Benton Park Rehab!

    STLRealtor
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:29 am
    Professional Rehab Ready to be a Family Home! 3012 McNair, St. Louis, MO 63118 Welcome to this extraordinary historic home in beautiful Benton Park. Totally renovated from top to bottom. Home boasts 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, wood floors, exposed brick, updated kitchen with custom cabinetry, quartz counter tops, undercabinet lighting, and stainless appliances. Open floor plan with galley kitchen and large separate dining area. Custom staircase leading to large master suite with huge walk in closet and another bedroom on the second floor. 2 additional bedrooms with full bath on the 3rd floor. Main…
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  • Why it's important to get the right conveyancing service

    20 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Many of us choose the first conveyancer we come across whether buying property in the UK or around Europe. There are lots of compelling reasons not to do this. In this article we'll take a look at some of the benefits of choosing the right legal representation to handle the transaction of your property, whether it is a flat off Gumtree, or an investment property in Barbados. We will also highlight some important things to look out for as you complete the process. Why it's important If you choose the wrong conveyancing service you could end up having to fork out as much as 2 or 3 times the…
  • What to consider when selecting bedroom furniture

    19 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    The bedroom is wherein most people spend the longest period of their lives. It is from where the personality of its occupants reflects. It also nourishes the mental and physical health of its users than any other location in the house. Therefore, as much as people focus when buying furniture for living rooms, they ought to pay much more attention when purchasing furniture for bedrooms. Unfortunately, most spend a longer time and much more money when selecting to buy living room furniture, but not so when it comes to bedroom furniture. Bedrooms: The Bed As the name bedroom shows, its central…
  • How to add value to your home with eco upgrades

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:14 am
    Eco-friendly properties appeal to the conscience of more environmentally-minded homeowners (of which the numbers are swiftly rising with the widespread recognition of climate change). Whilst doing this, they actually save you money as well. Therefore, if you're considering selling your home in the near future, some of these eco-friendly upgrades could be a guaranteed way to boost your home value. Solar Power Solar power isn't cheap. That is to say, it's relatively expensive to install, even if you do use someone like Mark Group for the installation. However, the money you'll stand to save…
  • What to consider when buying property abroad

    19 Aug 2014 | 3:08 am
    Finding a house to call your own far away on foreign shores sounds like a dream come true for many people. But it goes without saying that doing so is likely to be one of the biggest investments you ever make in your life, and ought to be done very carefully. If you want to join the thousands of people year on year who buy a place abroad then here are some things to consider first. Choose Carefully Start out by choosing the right estate agent for you, checking their history as well as their fees. It will pay to take time to explore overseas properties yourself in person, rather than studying…
  • 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…
 
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  • The Pace of South Florida Foreclosures Has Dramatically Slowed

    OppenheimLaw
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:34 am
    The following article was originally written by Samantha Joseph for the Daily Business Review with excerpts from real estate and foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim. Florida leads the nation in foreclosures long after the housing crisis, but new data show the pace has dramatically slowed in Broward and Miami-Dade counties, and the numbers even fell in Palm Beach County. Analysts predicted foreclosures would plunge as the crushing flood of cases worked through an overwhelmed legal system. And a new report from California-based real estate research firm RealtyTrac suggests the courts…
  • New foreclosures in Florida increase for first time in 17 months

    OppenheimLaw
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:50 am
    The following post was originally published in the Palm Beach Post by Staff Writer Kimberly Miller with excerpts by Roy Oppenheim. Newly-filed foreclosures jumped 24 percent in Florida last month compared to a year earlier, a spike that marked the first annual increase since early 2013 and led to speculation about whether a long-predicted flood of home repossessions had arrived. Source: RealtyTrac According to a report from the company RealtyTrac, which measures foreclosure filings nationwide, 6,468 Florida homes fell into foreclosure in August, which was a 74 percent increase from the…
  • How the Bank of America resolution helps distressed Florida homeowners

    OppenheimLaw
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:37 am
    “This morning we demonstrate once again that no institution is either too big or too powerful to escape appropriate enforcement action by the Department of Justice.  At nearly $17 billion, this resolution with Bank of America is the largest the Department has ever reached with a single entity in American history.” Associate Attorney General West Delivers Remarks at Press Conference Announcing Major Financial Fraud The Bank of America settlement is by far the largest deal the Justice Department has reached with a bank over the 2008 mortgage meltdown. In the last year, JPMorgan Chase &…
  • Oppenheim Law has the cornerstone on real estate/foreclosure defense

    OppenheimLaw
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Oppenheim Law sets the record straight in real estate, foreclosure and homeowner related matters. For over 25 years, Oppenheim Law has successfully defended and protected clients in South Florida representing them as their advocates. They have closed over $1.5 billion in real estate transactions ranging from representing investors in buying and selling commercial property, representing homeowners buying and selling, refinancing or modifying their loans. The firm also has developed a national reputation defending homeowners in foreclosure and in defending deficiency judgments. The firm also…
  • South Florida residents served with second foreclosure nightmare years after home is taken

    OppenheimLaw
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:48 am
    The following article featuring excerpts by Roy Oppenheim, Oppenheim Law was originally posted in the Palm Beach Post and written by Kimberly Miller. By Kim Miller Hundreds of South Florida residents are facing new foreclosure ramifications as banks seek to collect on the unpaid mortgage debt from homes that were lost years before. In a month-long period beginning June 1, about 110 so-called deficiency judgments were filed against Palm Beach County homeowners by a Texas-based debt collection company called Dyck O’Neal. The same firm filed more than 300 cases in Broward County and nearly 200…
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    First Home, First Loan » Stephen Katz

  • The Affects of Credit Card Debt on Mortgage Approval

    Stephen Katz
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:17 am
    As a home buyer, you should be concerned with the amount of credit card debt you have as it can directly affect your ability to get a home loan. In fact, having too much debt can hurt you in two ways during the mortgage process: - It can lower your credit score, which in turn reduces your ability to qualify for a loan. - It increases your overall debt-to-income ratio, which also reduces your chances of getting the loan amount you desire. Lenders today will turn you down cold if they feel you have too much debt in relation to your income, as they are most concerned with your total debt load.
  • You and your real estate agent should be prepared

    Stephen Katz
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:04 am
    It is important to follow all the steps in the correct order when considering purchasing a house. Inventory is currently tight, which means the market is good for sellers, and a little bit more difficult for buyers. In this market buyers have to be on top of their game when choosing a house; if they wait to make an offer, chances are the house will be gone and under contract with someone else. The proper steps to purchasing a house are to meet with the lender that you are comfortable with. If you don’t have one, speak to a Realtor first and they can direct you to a trustworthy lender. I…
  • Smart Tips for First Time Homebuyers

    Stephen Katz
    9 May 2014 | 10:58 am
    As a first time homebuyer, it’s important to take the time to research and plan every step of the home buying process. From confirming that you are financially ready down to making the final offer, here are a few things to keep in mind that may help you along the way. 1. Get (and Stay) Organized You’ll need to gather your financial information to get started. Collect pay stubs, bank statements, W-2s, and any other financial information for the past two years. This will allow for your financial statements to be readily available when you meet with your lending officer. It’s also a good…
  • Professional Moving and Packing-Tips

    Stephen Katz
    6 May 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Aside from it being spring cleaning season, it’s also moving season. At the end of the school year, everyone is scrambling to move and get settled. I jokingly call it “Christmas Season” for professional organizers. Why? Because you don’t know what you are getting yourself into when you arrive to unpack and set up a house. Bad packing and lack of planning can cost you hours in your move process. If you are hiring movers and organizers to unpack you, it could get expensive. Here are some helpful tips for moving in an efficient manner: 1. Pack like with like. 2. Clearly label…
  • The Prequalification and Preapproval Processes

    Stephen Katz
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:55 am
    Prequalification begins when you speak with a loan originator who calculates your debt ratios to find out how much money you can afford to borrow and repay. Before you make your call to a loan originator, you’ll need to be ready to answer the following questions: How much money do you make every month? How’s your credit? How much money do you have available for a down payment and closing costs? Calculating Debt Ratios Prequalification is first determined by calculating a debt ratio. To do so, the loan originator will take your gross monthly income, estimate a mortgage payment then add any…
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  • Outlet center development surging (source: shopping centers today)

    Administrator
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:36 am
    Outlet center development surging, VRN conference told Publish Date: September 15, 2014 The factory outlet concept is as hot with developers and investors as it is with consumers, said ICSC president and CEO Michael P. Kercheval, at the Value Retail News (VRN) Fall Outlet Leasing & Marketing Convention, in Secaucus, N.J., this morning. North American outlet centers continue to outperform traditional malls, he pointed out. “Sales today at U.S. malls are almost $480 per square foot,” he said. “But look at the outlet sector. The 205 outlet centers in North America are posting $532…
  • Nonresidential Building Poised for Modest Uptick (source: GlobeSt.com)

    Administrator
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:06 am
    Nonresidential Building Poised for Modest Uptick By Paul Bubny | National Private nonresidential building is up nearly 13% for the first seven months of this year. NEW YORK CITY—Outside the multifamily sector, commercial construction’s growth rate is a bit more modest. However, it’s leading the way when both private- and public-sector nonresidential construction are factored in, says Fitch Ratings. Private nonresidential construction spending increased 12.9% to $187.5 billion during the first seven months of 2014 after gaining just 1.2% in 2013. After four consecutive full years of…
  • Industrial Sales Volume Hits $23B at Mid-Year (source: National Real Estate Investor)

    Administrator
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:14 am
    Investor spending on U.S. industrial properties rose more than 50 percent since mid-year 2012, with buying competition so frenzied many of the new purchases this year have been in secondary markets. National industrial sales volume increased to $23.2 billion by July 2014, according to New York City-based research firm Real Capital Analytics, a 55 percent increase from the $15 billion at mid-year 2012 and a 27 percent increase from $18.3 billion at mid-year 2013. TO READ COMPLETE ARTICLE, CLICK HERE. source: http://nreionline.com
  • Back to School Shoppers Propel Aug gain in US Chain Stores (source: ICSC)

    Administrator
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    Publish Date: September 04, 2014 source: ICSC Back-to-school shoppers helped propel an August same-store sales gain of 5.2 percent at U.S. chain stores, according to ICSC’s index. With the back-to-school shopping season coming to a close, sales posted a very strong gain, with apparel stores closing out the month at their highest year-over-year gain in four months. It’s a great indicator that consumers are ready and willing to shop as the economy continues to improve,” said Jesse Tron, spokesman for ICSC. “In fact, our back-to-school survey showed that on average, consumers are…
  • APARTMENT SUPPLY BEGINING TO IMPACT MARKET FUNDAMENTALS (source CoStar)

    Administrator
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:36 am
    Ripples from Apartment Supply Wave Beginning to Impact Market Fundamentals Vacancy Rate Expected to Rise Another 50 Basis Points By End of 2014, According to CoStar Forecast By Randyl Drummer September 3, 2014 New apartment completions and construction starts continue to trend upward, and the new supply of units is beginning to show up in rising vacancy rates in a number of high-growth U.S. markets. Multifamily construction increased 8% in July, continuing a yearlong upward trend, with several large new projects starting last month, including a $350 million multifamily tower in Queens, NY; a…
 
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  • Virtual Tours for Hospitals

    Jason LaVanture
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:15 am
    Just about every business or service provider can benefit from high quality professional photography and a virtual tour of their facilities. This includes hospitals, doctor’s offices, clinics, and other health service organizations. Whether you’re a health care service provider interested in the benefits of a virtual tour, or a virtual tour provider looking to offer your services to hospitals, these tips will help you create successful virtual tours.Why Professional Hospital Photography?A great virtual tour provides an interactive look at the environment of your hospital or health care…
  • SEO Time For Virtual Tour Providers

    Jason LaVanture
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Hello to all of our RTV fans and friends out there. Did you know there are over 40,000 Google searches per second happening on the Internet right now? GO GOOGLE!! Quite a few of these constant internet searches could be directly related to your virtual tour photography service or professional photography company.The problem is that your virtual tour company website might not show up high enough in the results to get any of that traffic.  We're here to help!  If you have not taken a little time in the last month to perform a little search engine optimization strategy, you could be…
  • IMAGE Webinar 54 – Video Editing

    Jason LaVanture
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:51 am
    Full motion video is an important component to virtual tours and can be used in several ways.  It is great for Realtor Introductions, video walkthroughs and for showing off those property features that have motion and sound.  After you shoot your video it is important to edit your video to make it look its best for your client and the viewing public before uploading it to your virtual tour.  It needs to look like a finished product.In this webinar I am going to show you some basic video editing skills that are a must.  We will use Adobe Premiere Elements 10 for editing the…
  • RTV Launches T4 - Top Tier Tour Track Program!

    Jason LaVanture
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    RTV, Inc is proud to officially announce the start of our Tour Tier Tour Track Program that will be called T4.  T4 utilizes only the very best professional photographers within the RTV photography network to acquire national accounts that are seeking the highest quality photography and that are willing to pay a higher fee for such a service.T4 will have many requirements and will also be a limited opportunity within the RTV network. To apply for T4 status start off by attending our short webinar this Thursday (8-21-14) evening at 7:00 PM Eastern. Please check your email for an email…
  • Never Stop Learning

    Jason Stringham
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:38 am
    It is easy to get caught up in the day in and day out of life. Paying the bills demands so much of our time and energy, that we begin to set aside our own professional and personal growth.Most of the professional photographers I know, and believe me I know a lot of them, picked up a camera as a hobby first. I have seen it a thousand times, it is like they have a new love relationship. They pine for their camera when they aren't shooting. They voraciously seek out tips and new techniques as they seek to master their new love. They begin to dream of how great would be to be able to make a…
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  • This Week’s Recommended Reading

    CoyDavidson
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:06 am
    Six Articles to Read This Weekend The Top 10 Commercial Real Estate Markets Aren’t All Obvious It’s probably not surprising to industry observers that San Francisco took first place in a recent survey conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Urban Land Institute — Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2014.After all, the city is centered in the country’s […]
  • This Week in the Economy

    CoyDavidson
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Solid Week for Stocks All three major stock indexes finished the week with gains. The tech heavy Nasdaq finished up 0.27% for the week. The Dow gained 1.72% and the S&P 500 advanced 1.25% for the week. Below are links to the top economics news for the week: Texas Adds 20,100 Jobs in August US Rig Count Unchanged […]
  • Houston Economic Outlook

    CoyDavidson
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:14 pm
    Houston Ranked In Top 10 “Best Cities For Job Growth” Houston ranked among the top-performing U.S. metros in 2013 and continues to be among the top 10 metros leading the nation in population and job growth in 2014. Houston is once again making headlines as having one of the healthiest economies in the U.S. In July 2014, Forbes […]
  • CRE’s Herd Mentality

    CoyDavidson
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:37 am
    Going Against the Grain or Making the Safe Choice In reading Michael Beckerman’s post; “If you’re not embracing technology, here is your wake up call” it reminded me of the “Herd Mentality” that seems to persist in the commercial real estate industry. It doesn’t matter whether you are talking about commercial real estate brokers embracing […]
  • This Week’s Recommended Reading

    CoyDavidson
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:44 pm
    6 Articles to Read this Weekend The Workplace Of The Future Is Still The Office Every time I read about the future of work, I see a focus almost entirely on remote work, virtual workplaces and stories of people working from coffee shops. Yes, overall, this is a rapidly growing trend, increasing by over 60% […]
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  • SURF FISHING

    22 Sep 2014 | 10:37 am
    Fishing is outstanding on Florida beaches. With fall season here, the mullet run is full of energy on the Atlantic coast and in very large numbers, baitfish plunge in and out of the oceans edge repetitively drawing the game fish’s attention, who are just hunting for another easy solid meal. Surf fishing in Broward County and other nearby counties is a perfect location since it is remote enough south that you are able to fish at any time of the year, with the best action being fall season. With over a dozen of beaches to choose from, Broward County offers public beaches that allow fishing…
  • BALLET PALM BEACH ANNOUNCES 2014-2015 SEASON

    22 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
      Palm Beach Ballet celebrates its 14th season with highlighting classical and inventive works.  On the performance calendar for the upcoming season are Giselle, The Nutcracker, Simple Symphony and Other Works, and Wonderland. In 2001, Collen Smith began Palm Beach Ballet under the name Florida Classical Ballet.  They performed only one ballet a year, The Nutcracker.  Thrilling developments and invaluable staff members have given way to positive changes.  Ballet Palm Beach is now comprised of fifteen dancers: six trainees and nine professionals. Ballet Palm Beach will kick off the…
  • TOM PETTY and THE HEARTBREAKERS…THIS WEEKEND!

    19 Sep 2014 | 9:55 am
    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Steve Winwood roll through Palm Beach County making a pit stop at Cruzan Amphitheatre Saturday evening, September 20, 2014 at 7:30pm.  This North American tour will include performances off their new studio album “Hypnotic Eye” which was released in July. Rolling Stone magazine described the new album as “maximum rock and roll” and “a decisive return to the concise Sixties-rock classicism of his first great New Wave era albums.”  The former North Florida boy, (he has lived in California for the last 40 years) admitted in a cheerful gritty…
  • FISH ON

    19 Sep 2014 | 8:17 am
    9.19.14 Fishing ReportThe typical South Florida weather will take part this weekend, and the marine forecast is looking quite nice; as summer time is drifting away from us and slowly fall weather patterns are strolling in, be sure to get out on the water and hook some fish! OFFSHORE- Uneven and light choppy seas are impeccable for hooking up a sailfish and dolphin, which there is plenty of both to catch over the weekend. Large sums of seaweed remain to be a nuisance for fisherman when trolling, however, that is where the dolphin action is and reports have been caught in depths scattered from…
  • TO BRAID OR NOT TO BRAID?

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:29 pm
    When gearing up for a fishing outing, a verdict of what type of fishing line to use is important. In today’s marketplace, braided type of fishing lines are becoming very prevalent in the angling community and compromises several uses to all fishermen, especially in the South Florida waters. Braided line is complete of light man-made resources and puts forward great strength, making casting easy and light with no room for stretch. One of braided lines biggest advantage is the no stretch property and you can essentially feel bites in deep water. In any depth, the line has a greater…
 
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  • Sotheby’s International Realty Brand to Enter Hainan and Strengthen Presence in China

    LegacySIR
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:16 am
      MADISON, N.J. (Sept. 17, 2014) – Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced Tianjin Zeng Yi Real Estate Brokerage Co. Ltd., which is owned by Plus Investment Holding Group (Beijing), will open Hainan Sotheby’s International Realty in China, furthering the brand’s expansion in Asia. Kevin Corbett will serve as chief executive officer, and Jim Hao will serve as general manager. The firm is expected to open in mid-November of this year. “Following the planned opening of Beijing Sotheby’s International Realty in October, Kevin and Jim look to continue the…
  • Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence in Pennsylvania

    LegacySIR
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:56 am
    MADISON, N.J. (Sept. 11, 2014) – Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Prudential Lancaster Real Estate in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is the newest member of its real estate network and now will operate as Lusk & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty. Anne M. Lusk is owner of the firm, which has one office at 100 Foxshire Drive in Lancaster. With the addition of this firm, the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand will have five independently owned and operated offices throughout the state of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, New Hope, Kennett…
  • Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty Presents CEEF Kitchen Tour 2014

    LegacySIR
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:32 pm
  • 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
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    ExpertView Blog

  • 10 Top Tips for Buying Property “Off The Plan”

    Rolf Howard
    4 Sep 2014 | 9:06 pm
    Buying property “off the plan” means committing to buying property in a new development before construction is completed- often before it has even begun. It is a popular move, especially among... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Inner West – Melbourne Real Estate’s Best Kept Secret

    realestateview.com.au
    10 Aug 2014 | 10:38 pm
    It seems that the inner-west may well be Melbourne’s next untapped real estate gold mine. Recent house price growth in inner-western suburbs suggests home buyers are finally catching onto Melbourne... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Guest Blogger Guidelines

    realestateview.com.au
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:58 pm
    The realestateVIEW.com.au Expert View blog provides expert views and insights on real estate and  the property market. The blog is authored by a series of experts who work in the property industry... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Baby Boomer Housing & Lifestyle Infographic

    realestateview.com.au
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:15 pm
    Within the real estate industry, Baby boomers are often touted as one of Australia’s most prosperous generations – living longer than previous generations, retiring later, and commonly labelled as... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 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! ]]
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  • Aliante Home for Sale

    Robert Ratliff
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Exclusive House in Gated Master Plan Community Information Aliante Home for Sale with Gourmet kitchen with granite, GE stainless appliances, large island with breakfast bar, custom butlers pantry between dining and kitchen, walk through pantry. Four large beds each with walk in closets. Backyard has gazebo with fan and lights, stamped concrete, covered patio, artificial […]
  • The Martin Las Vegas Condos for Sale

    Robert Ratliff
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:40 pm
    High Rise Condos Available for the First Time The Martin Las Vegas Condos for Sale 42nd floor is now available for the first time. These sought after Condominiums are finally on the market, ready for you to make the move way up. Each 42nd floor residence offers remarkable 11′ 6″ ceiling heights in the living areas. They […]
  • Tuscany Village Neighborhood

    Robert Ratliff
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:34 pm
    Tuscany Village New Homes for Sale Information Tuscany Village Neighborhood with the hundreds of signature Canary Date Palms that line the scenic entry and lush green landscaping, creating a true oasis in the middle of the desert.  Later Dunhill New Homes for Sale purchased the project, then recently Century Real Estate Communities and is now in the process of […]
  • Tuscany Village Homes for Sale

    Robert Ratliff
    7 Sep 2014 | 9:53 pm
    Exclusive Tuscany Golf Course Real Estate Information The beautiful master planned guard gated community of Tuscany Village Homes for Sale is located in the southeast area of the Las Vegas Valley, adjacent to the world-renowned Lake Las Vegas master planned community. Residents can play the championship Tuscany Golf Course, work out at the 35,000 sf recreation center […]
  • Typical Move In Costs for Renting a Las Vegas Home

    Robert Ratliff
    7 Sep 2014 | 7:25 pm
    Exclusive REMAX Rentals Las Vegas Information Typical move in costs for renting a Las Vegas Home because sometimes it does not make sense at the moment to buy a home in the Clark County Nevada area – for whatever reason.  When you have to rent a house in Las Vegas, you will obviously what to know what is […]
 
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  • 8 OUTRAGEOUSLY BAD STAGING DECISIONS – Part 3/4

    Gail Spada
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:59 pm
    For many sellers and buyers, the purchase of a home is an intensely personal experience. At its core, a home is the individual expression of a homeowner’s life enclosed within four walls. And while, initially, buyers should be more focused on the “bones of a home” – meaning those items that will stay after the seller vacates – staging a home can often be the difference between a “Buyer Bonanza” and a “Buyer Abyss”. It may be difficult for those involved but, with a little “tough love”, sellers can definitely benefit by heeding advice regarding pre-market…
  • 8 OUTRAGEOUSLY BAD STAGING DECISIONS – Part 2/4

    Gail Spada
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:37 am
    For many sellers and buyers, the purchase of a home is an intensely personal experience. At its core, a home is the individual expression of a homeowner’s life enclosed within four walls. And while, initially, buyers should be more focused on the “bones of a home” – meaning those items that will stay after the seller vacates – staging a home can often be the difference between a “Buyer Bonanza” and a “Buyer Abyss”. It may be difficult for those involved but, with a little “tough love”, sellers can definitely benefit by heeding advice regarding…
  • 8 OUTRAGEOUSLY BAD STAGING DECISIONS – Part 1/4

    Gail Spada
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:37 am
    For many sellers and buyers, the purchase of a home is an intensely personal experience. At its core, a home is the individual expression of a homeowner’s entire life enclosed within four walls. And while, initially, buyers should be more focused on the “bones of a home” – meaning those items that will stay after the seller vacates – staging a home can often be the difference between a “Buyer Bonanza” and a “Buyer Abyss”. It may be difficult for those involved but, with a little “tough love”, sellers can definitely benefit by heeding advice regarding pre-market…
  • PET-PROOFING YOUR HOME – Hazards in the Great Outdoors

    Gail Spada
    7 Aug 2014 | 1:25 pm
    If you are one of the 82.5 million households in the US 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. From the kitchen to the great outdoors, and everywhere in between, your home has some expected and unexpected hazards that Fido and Tiger may encounter. Hazards in the Great Outdoors: Plants and pets aren’t always a perfect combination. A surprising number of plants, including landscape and houseplant favorites, are toxic and even lethal if your…
  • 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…
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  • The Physical Condition of Your House

    Ken Montville
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:16 am
    Ah. The good ol’ days. It used to be people would want to meet with Realtors if they were interested in selling their house. They’d have a conversation about what they wanted to do and the time frame they had in mind. Part of the process involved the Realtor looking at the house, live and in color, to get a good idea about the physical condition of the house. The real physical condition. Not something the seller wanted them to think. You see, the actual physical condition of the house has a huge effect on the selling price. I have seen lots of houses in lots of different states…
  • 5 Reasons To Pay Off Your Mortgage Off Early

    Ken Montville
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:08 am
    My financial adviser guy says it’s not smart to pay off a mortgage and, in fact, if he could get a 1000 year mortgage he would. He puts into the terms of the time value of money. Today’s $500,000 is not going to be the same as $500,000 twenty five years from now. Even low inflation will erode the value of money. That may be logical and it may even be empirically correct. It does nothing for my psyche. It does nothing for harmony in a marriage where one partner was raised with the value of a “free and clear” house ingrained into their soul. Let’s look at reasons…
  • Home Buyer Expectations | HGTV Syndrome

    Ken Montville
    3 Sep 2014 | 12:04 pm
    In a previous blog post, I wrote about what home sellers expect when they go to sell their home.A quick recap: Ever since the housing bubble in the early 2000s home seller expectations have included two things: Gobs of cash and A quick sale Pretty simple. Of course, I went into more detail. In that post, I mentioned that home buyers are getting a whole lot more picky even in the face of low housing inventory.  Why is that? HGTV and The House Hunter If you’ve ever set eyes on HGTV you know it’s all about homes and decorating. Even the website makes you drool. What’s even…
  • Home Seller Expectations

    Ken Montville
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Ever since the housing bubble in the early 2000s home seller expectations have included two things: Gobs of cash and A quick sale Who wouldn’t want that? To be fair there are some home sellers that aren’t in a big hurry to actually sell and settle (i.e., transfer the real estate and transfer actual possession of the home).  They have their reasons: They are having a home built, They are still looking for that perfect home to move into, They are in the process of buying another home but there is a time delay on the other side, They have a ton of stuff to pack up. All home sellers,…
  • 5 Reasons Sellers Give For Over Pricing Their Homes

    Ken Montville
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:53 am
    Ask any professional Realtor and they will probably tell you the Number One Reason homes don’t sell is that they are overpriced to the market. There may be plenty of  other reasons: A bad location in a low quality school district A high crime neighborhood Poor physical condition of the house Poor physical condition of the neighborhood There are more reasons a why a home won’t sell but no matter what the reason might be, all houses will sell at the right price. However, home sellers who naturally want as much as they can get from their house routinely overprice it and shoot…
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  • Room of the Day: Living Space Balances Comfort and Elegance

    Houzz
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:43 am
    Filed under: Design, NewsBy Becky Harris This Philadelphia family room needed to stand up to two adults, four children and a dog tramping through it on their way to the backyard and back staircase. One of the homeowners also wanted it to evoke the serene feeling of her family's favorite vacation spot, Cape Cod. "She's a traditionalist but was completely open to patterns, a wide mix of textiles and funky surprise elements," says interior designer Naomi Stein. The result is a mix of sophistication and resilience. Traditional Family Room by Bala Cynwyd Design-Build Firms Design Manifest The…
  • Kelly Ripa's Manhattan Penthouse Sells for $20 Million

    Zillow
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:20 am
    Filed under: News, Celebrity Homes ZillowThe living room of Kelly Ripa's just-sold penthouse has a stamped ceiling and a dramatic staircase running up one side. APKelly Ripa and her husband Mark Consuelos By Emily Heffter Talk show host Kelly Ripa and her husband, Mark Consuelos, have sold their New York penthouse for $20 million. The five-bedroom apartment in SoHo has high, stamped ceilings, a huge, eat-in gourmet kitchen, two dining rooms for easy entertaining and a big master suite. The living room has a dramatic staircase running up one side. Upstairs, there is a media room, home gym, and…
  • Mortgage Lenders Demanding More Proof of ID From Borrowers

    Credit.com
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:36 am
    Filed under: News, Buying, Financing ShutterstockIf your Social Security number was not issued at birth, you might need extra documentation when seeking a mortgage. By Scott Sheldon In the compliant world of securing a mortgage these days, explanations and full supporting documentation are now considered to be the "norm." Lenders must validate that a borrower really is who they say they are. One way a mortgage lender verifies a borrower's identity is by their Social Security Number. But there's a catch. If your Social Security number was not issued at birth, and you're applying for a…
  • Sales of Existing Homes Slip in August

    The Associated Press
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:20 am
    Filed under: News, Buying, Selling APInvestors accounted for just 12 percent of August purchases of existing homes, compared to 17 percent a year earlier. By Josh Boak WASHINGTON -- Fewer Americans bought homes in August, as investors retreated from real estate and first-time buyers remained scarce. Sales of existing homes fell 1.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.05 million, the National Association of Realtors said Monday. That snaps a four-month streak of gains. August sales are down from a July rate of 5.14 million, a figure that was revised slightly downward. Much of the…
  • For Sale: Jake Gyllenhaal's House in the Hollywood Hills

    Zillow
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:55 am
    Zillow APJake Gyllenhaal By Emily Heffter Actor Jake Gyllenhaal has listed his Midcentury modern home in the Hollywood Hills, asking $3.5 million for the three-bedroom, three-bath house. Gyllenhaal, known for "Jarhead," "Donnie Darko," and "Brokeback Mountain," among other films, bought the gated property in 2005 for $2.5 million. The home's great room offers views of the city -- "sensational panoramic views," according to the listing -- and the outdoor space includes a patio, private yard and pool. Gyllenhaal's house in Los Angeles, which is perfect for entertaining, sits on nearly 2 acres…
 
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    AOL Real Estate - Blog

  • Room of the Day: Living Space Balances Comfort and Elegance

    Houzz
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:43 am
    Filed under: Design, NewsBy Becky Harris This Philadelphia family room needed to stand up to two adults, four children and a dog tramping through it on their way to the backyard and back staircase. One of the homeowners also wanted it to evoke the serene feeling of her family's favorite vacation spot, Cape Cod. "She's a traditionalist but was completely open to patterns, a wide mix of textiles and funky surprise elements," says interior designer Naomi Stein. The result is a mix of sophistication and resilience. Traditional Family Room by Bala Cynwyd Design-Build Firms Design Manifest The…
  • Kelly Ripa's Manhattan Penthouse Sells for $20 Million

    Zillow
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:20 am
    Filed under: News, Celebrity Homes ZillowThe living room of Kelly Ripa's just-sold penthouse has a stamped ceiling and a dramatic staircase running up one side. APKelly Ripa and her husband Mark Consuelos By Emily Heffter Talk show host Kelly Ripa and her husband, Mark Consuelos, have sold their New York penthouse for $20 million. The five-bedroom apartment in SoHo has high, stamped ceilings, a huge, eat-in gourmet kitchen, two dining rooms for easy entertaining and a big master suite. The living room has a dramatic staircase running up one side. Upstairs, there is a media room, home gym, and…
  • Mortgage Lenders Demanding More Proof of ID From Borrowers

    Credit.com
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:36 am
    Filed under: News, Buying, Financing ShutterstockIf your Social Security number was not issued at birth, you might need extra documentation when seeking a mortgage. By Scott Sheldon In the compliant world of securing a mortgage these days, explanations and full supporting documentation are now considered to be the "norm." Lenders must validate that a borrower really is who they say they are. One way a mortgage lender verifies a borrower's identity is by their Social Security Number. But there's a catch. If your Social Security number was not issued at birth, and you're applying for a…
  • Sales of Existing Homes Slip in August

    The Associated Press
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:20 am
    Filed under: News, Buying, Selling APInvestors accounted for just 12 percent of August purchases of existing homes, compared to 17 percent a year earlier. By Josh Boak WASHINGTON -- Fewer Americans bought homes in August, as investors retreated from real estate and first-time buyers remained scarce. Sales of existing homes fell 1.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.05 million, the National Association of Realtors said Monday. That snaps a four-month streak of gains. August sales are down from a July rate of 5.14 million, a figure that was revised slightly downward. Much of the…
  • For Sale: Jake Gyllenhaal's House in the Hollywood Hills

    Zillow
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:55 am
    Zillow APJake Gyllenhaal By Emily Heffter Actor Jake Gyllenhaal has listed his Midcentury modern home in the Hollywood Hills, asking $3.5 million for the three-bedroom, three-bath house. Gyllenhaal, known for "Jarhead," "Donnie Darko," and "Brokeback Mountain," among other films, bought the gated property in 2005 for $2.5 million. The home's great room offers views of the city -- "sensational panoramic views," according to the listing -- and the outdoor space includes a patio, private yard and pool. Gyllenhaal's house in Los Angeles, which is perfect for entertaining, sits on nearly 2 acres…
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  • Forest Fungi

    Daniel Hancock
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:16 am
    Nope… No little green men in this picture – just spooky fungi. Random? Maybe. Flash was used in this photograph to create the shadows around the fungi. Anybody know what type?
  • State of the 2014 Photography Industry

    Daniel Hancock
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:16 am
    This article is for those who currently are earning profit (or attempting to) from the photography industry. If photography is just a hobby, enjoy it, but don’t expect it to provide a profitable income without a large amount of effort. If the music industry refused to change, they’d be out of business. Many record companies refused to change, and these companies are now out of business. The change in the music industry has been drastic. First, there were records. These became outdated and were replaced by the radio, then tapes, and then CDs. Now we mostly listen to media through…
  • Lilies

    Daniel Hancock
    4 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    Soft light really makes a difference when photographing flowers. High-contrast shadows resulting from harsh lighting make the flowers look ugly. Usually, early mornings and late evenings are some of the best times for photography; although, I’ve seen many excellent photographs taken during other periods of the day. Also observe in this photograph: the rule of thirds, as well as other lilies that were purposely placed in the background for additional effect.
  • Hosta

    Daniel Hancock
    11 Jun 2014 | 4:15 am
    The old water-bottle trick works quite well. Just make sure you don’t have any harmful chemicals in the sprayer before you fill it with water for the plants.
  • Crocus Plant

    Daniel Hancock
    7 May 2014 | 5:23 am
    Spring is here. The crocus has bloomed; summer is drawing nigh.  
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  • Foreclosures continue to decline in 2014

    Kathy Torline
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:23 am
    Foreclosures in the Colorado Springs area continue to decline in 2014 Search for all Colorado Springs Homes   As the Colorado Springs real estate market and economy has continue to improve in 2014, foreclosure2 have continue to decline.   The latest numbers from the El Paso County Public Trustee shows that there is a drop of almost 28% in August compared to August of the previous year, and year to date numbers are trending lower than in 2013. Year to date as of July 2014   1,156 Year to date as of July 2013    1,215 Year to date as of July 2012  2,105 Year to date as of July 2011…
  • How big are Colorado Springs homes?

    Kathy Torline
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:38 am
      How big are Colorado Springs homes? Search for all Colorado Springs Homes The median size of a house in the U.S. currently stands at 2,478 sq. feet.  And it’s important to note that the median size has continued to increase in the U.S. since 2012 as the real estate market has started to rebound. The average size of a home in Colorado Springs is 2,469, very close to the National Average and the average price for homes sold in the first 6 months of 2014 was $251,603.  But sizes of homes vary vastly depending on the area of town. The smallest homes in Colorado Springs are located in…
  • 7 way to get your home offer accepted

    Kathy Torline
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:22 am
     Colorado Springs is a sellers market, buyer’s need to be prepared Search for all homes in Colorado Springs There are some neighborhoods in Colorado Springs that are currently in a “seller’s market, and it’s competitive for buyers.  As an active Buyer’s Agent in Colorado Springs, I almost except to be in a multiple offer situation when I’m submitting an offer for a buyer. Here’s some tips that I’ve discovered along the way for buyer’s: Be prepared to offer full-price, if not more, especially if you really love the house and think…
  • Wind farms going strong in Colorado

    Kathy Torline
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:09 am
     Wind farms are going strong in Colorado As I was driving home the other day, I saw a train go by with wind turbines on it.   It’s not unusual to see wind farms in Colorado and I suspect that we’ll continue to see more and more of them as they become easier to install and maintain. Here’s some interesting facts about Wind power in Colorado and the Colorado Springs area:   Colorado ranks 10th for number of utility-scale wind turbines.   13.8% of Colorado’s electricity is provided by wind power   There are 19 wind power manufacturers located in…
  • Will the Zillow and Trulia merger change anything in Colorado Springs?

    Kathy Torline
    4 Aug 2014 | 4:37 am
     Zillow, Trulia, and Colorado Springs and real estate Search for all homes for sale in Colorado Springs The big news in Real estate this week is the announced merger between Trulia and Zillow; essentially Zillow is purchasing Trulia.  The 2 companies have competed head to head for the last several years, and even though they have differences, they were very similar. Zillow seems to attract more potential sellers, because of their Zesstimate feature, and Trulia’s buyer friendly web site seems to attract more buyers. As an active Realtor in the Colorado Springs area, it will be…
 
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  • FYI: Does the AFDI Have the Right To Put Anti-Muslim Ads on Septa Buses?

    blogeditor
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:25 pm
    http://cdn.phillymag.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/SEPTA-bus-fusco.jpg By: Jarek Cotto Septa buses could be getting new anti-islamic ads on them. The American Freedom Defense Initiative is a New Hampshire-based anti-Muslim organization that is filing a lawsuit against Septa to make sure their message gets across. Find out more details about the lawsuit below. How did a dog missing from the Philadelphia area get found in Oregon? Read about how this dog was found and what happened to it afterward below. The Taney Dragons now have their very own week in celebration of their Little League World…
  • Eight New Homes Coming to N3RD St.

    blogeditor
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
    http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/northern-liberties/bellagio-homes-building-eight-homes By: Jarek Cotto You can’t even take a stroll down the block without seeing construction happening in Northern Liberties. Eight more homes are being built at 609 N. 3rd St. The development company Bellagio Homes are the ones in charge of this project, and they are already underway. They have eliminated the second half of a surface parking lot around N. 3rd St. and started building the homes. http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/northern-liberties/bellagio-homes-building-eight-homes After…
  • Penn Thrives While Our Public Schools Fail.

    blogeditor
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:19 am
    http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/09/09/penn-best-college-in-united-states/ by: Jarek Cotto It is not unusual for Philadelphians to be outraged about something. Phillymag.com has created a diagram showing what has our cities residents upset. Find out what made it on that diagram. Find out what was gifted to the Free Library of Philadelphia by the William Penn Foundation. It is the biggest gift in Free Library history. Seven Philadelphia parents and the Parents United for Public Education group are suing the Philadelphia school system. They are suing because of the sub par conditions the…
  • Awesome New Townhouses Are Coming to Old City.

    blogeditor
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:49 am
    http://www.therossphilly.com/renderings.php By: Jarek Cotto Northern Liberties isn’t the only place that’s seeing action when it comes to construction. Old City is about to get three new, contemporary mansions right across the street from the Betsy Ross House at 240 Arch st. The foundations for these homes have already been poured, and construction is underway. This project has been dubbed the Ross Luxury Townhomes, and They will “reinvent the meaning of a luxurious city-living lifestyle” according to their website. http://www.therossphilly.com/renderings.php The homes are being built…
  • FYI: Real Fans Bleed Green.

    blogeditor
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:02 am
    http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/08/28/eagles-wont-win-super-bowl/ By: Jarek Cotto We all know it’s tough being an Eagles fan sometimes. We glare at anyone not wearing green on Sunday, and tend to verbally abuse anyone who’s rooting against us. From the outside looking in, we may appear to be a barbaric tribe of bird worshippers, but that’s not all. Find out what observations non-Eagles fans have about real fans. If you think your cat or dog is safe from ending up on a plate as a succulent meal, think again. It is perfectly legal for you to dine on America’s favorite pets in…
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  • 4 Bedroom for Rent in Northern Liberties: 2006 N Mascher St.

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:52 am
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics: http://briv.it/i0w6 Don't miss this great opportunity to rent this beautiful spacious three story four bedroom house on a very nice block in a very convenient location. Enter into a large living/dining area which leads into a roomy kitchen and half bath. The 2nd floor has a large front bedroom, a medium sized bedroom and shared bath. The 3rd floor has the same layout, a large front bedroom and a medium size rear bedroom. The back door opens to a large yard, ideal for barbeque etc. This is a very popular location…
  • 2 Bedroom for Rent in Port Richmond: 2855 Chatham St.

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:49 am
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics: http://briv.it/j0yg This is an absolutely stunning 2 story brick front 2 bedroom home. A must see in up-and-coming Port Richmond ! Enter into a modern and spacious open floor plan and you will be greeted by pristine hard wood floors and recessed lighting. There is plenty of space for a living and dining room set in this space. The walls throughout have been professionally painted and look like new construction. The large eat in kitchen is spectacular with light tile floors paired perfectly with glass subway tile…
  • 2 Bedroom in Port Richmond: 2615 E Schiller St.

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:44 am
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics: http://briv.it/q11q Welcome to this beautiful porch front home located on an incredibly friendly block in Port Richmond. Enter in through a large covered porch into the open 1st floor. Beautiful hardwood floors cover the living and dining room. There is ample space for furnishings, a dining table and a great space to entertain. The open kitchen has a convenient breakfast bar with pendant lighting and the kitchen appliances are included. The rear yard can be accessed from the kitchen. This cemented patio setting is…
  • 3 Bedroom in Port Richmond: 3569 E Thompson St.

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:40 am
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics: http://briv.it/j0we Welcome to this incredibly friendly block in Port Richmond. This 2 story 10 year old home has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, large private yard, and off street 2 car driveway parking. This layout is really brilliant. Enter in to an open living room that can be used as a formal space for hanging out or entertaining. Walk through to a large eat in kitchen that overlooks the family room The eat in kitchen has ample cabinetry and counter space and it includes all appliances. The family room can be used…
  • 2 Bedroom in Northern Liberties: 837 N 2nd St. #310

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:18 am
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics: http://briv.it/f0wD Located in walking distance to restaurants, coffee shops, local entertainment, and minutes from Center City. This is hands down, one of the best spots to live in Northern Liberties. Garage parking for 2 cars, 2 large bedrooms, 2 .5 large bathrooms, and a private deck. Hardwood floors throughout on both the first floor and the second floor of this spacious condo. Contemporary kitchen with granite and stainless steel, breakfast bar. This is a corner unit so there is plenty of natural light. Many…
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  • Real Estate Truth In Advertising :)

    Admin
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    If you enjoyed this post you’ll certainly enjoy these other ‘Just For Fun’ posts!
  • The Matthew Ferrara Learning Network Weekly Video – Realtor Website Features

    Admin
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
  • Fewer Home Sales, Slower Price Increases

    Admin
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Denver, CO – Sept. 16, 2014 (PRNewswire) As has been true throughout 2014, August home sales remained below the pace set in 2013. However, last month’s sales were 10.2% above the number of sales seen in August 2012, and were 17.8% higher than August 2008 sales, when the RE/MAX Housing Report began. The Median Sales Price of all homes sold in the 52 metropolitan areas surveyed in August was $202,500, which was 7.5% higher than the median price last August. While home prices continue to rise in 2014, they’re rising at a much slower rate in 2013. The inventory of homes for sale…
  • Men Vs Women Explained :)

    Admin
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    If you enjoyed this post you’ll certainly enjoy these other ‘Just For Fun’ posts!
  • REALTOR Magazine and 10 Gmail Tweaks You Need Right Now

    Admin
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    In the following video REALTOR® Magazine technology columnist Stefanie Hahn runs through some of the latest Gmail add-ons that will make sorting through your email a lot less pianful.
 
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    Business 2

  • Homesales.com.au Promotes Unique Investment Search Feature

    Guest Author
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:44 pm
    September18, 2014 Property portal homesales.com.au has launched a new consumer campaign, promoting its unique investment search engine to property seekers. Homesales is the only mainstream property portal to have a dedicated investment search engine, allowing property seekers to search for properties based on rental return, capital growth, cash flow and more. According to Rhett Dallwitz, General Manager of homesales, “When it comes to the real estate market, every property purchase is an investment, which is why it’s important for property seekers to have access to the key data that will…
  • Homely.com.au reveals top 100 suburbs across Australia, ranking every suburb and awarding that elusive top spot

    Guest Author
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:51 pm
    Powered by over half a million consumer reviews, Homely.com.au has today released an insight in to the top 100 suburbs in Australia, ranked by the locals that know best. 17th September 2014- After hundreds of thousand of reviews from agents and locals, Homely.com.au has provided an in depth overview for those who have wanted to know what is the best suburb in Australia. The reviews, which rank suburbs in Australia with a score out of 10 provides an amazing insight into the most desired places to live in Australia. CEO Jason Spencer said “Homely’s ratings and reviews have been a valuable…
  • homesales.com.au launches innovative map search

    Guest Author
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:51 pm
    August 20, 2014 Property website homesales.com.au, the property arm of Australia’s No.1 automotive group carsales.com has launched a new Map Search function which details public transport transit times. The feature champions technology created in-house during one of the Australian online business’ ‘Hackathon’ events. carsales.com uses Hackathons to fast-track development of innovative solutions and ideas. In the most recent event more than 150 employees across carsales’ varied business categories participated. Teams ‘hot-housed’ innovations over a stand-alone…
  • How to build a portal – Lessons from a success

    Dave Platter
    3 Aug 2014 | 8:38 pm
    One of the perennial themes on Business2 is the need for a strong competitor to realestate.com.au and domain.com.au. I’ve previously told you that, if you think you’re going to launch an “REA killer,” you’re dreaming. I stand by that prior post. But three things make it worth looking at exactly what is involved in setting up a portal that serves real estate agents: the anti-REA sentiment, the creation of Real Estate Digital Marketing Services and the expected launch of a new industry portal. To reveal the secrets of starting a successful portal, I turned to someone with direct…
  • 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,…
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    New Hope Homes For Sale | New Hope Homes

  • Which Filter to Use?

    financemyhome1
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:40 am
    A dirty air filter decreases the effectiveness of your HVAC system because it inhibits airflow and allows dirt, dust, pollen and other materials to blow through the system. The challenge is how often it should be changed to keep the system working efficiently and extend the equipment life. Too often and you’re wasting money and not often enough and your increasing the operating and maintenance costs. Fiberglass panel filters are inexpensive and easy to find but they’re not very efficient and they allow most dust to pass through. They were popular years ago but there are much better…
  • How’s Your Memory?

    financemyhome1
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:43 am
    How old is your bedroom furniture and what did you pay for it? Don’t know? That’s okay, let’s try an easier question. When did you buy the TV in your family room and is it a plasma, LCD or a LED? Whether you are the victim of a burglary, a fire or a tornado, most people are comforted they have insurance to cover the losses. However, unless you’ve filed a claim, you may not be familiar with the procedures. The adjustor will want to know the date and how the loss occurred. Assuming you have contents coverage, the claim for personal belongings is separate from damage to the home.
  • Reverse Mortgage

    financemyhome1
    16 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    With all of the encouragement from celebrity spokespersons like Fred Thompson, Robert Wagner and Henry Winkler, there is a growing awareness of reverse mortgages. The fact is that our population is getting older and more than 25 million homeowners meet the age requirement. A reverse mortgage will allow homeowners age 62 or older currently living in their home to tap into their equity. The amount available is determined by the borrower’s age, the home’s current value and current interest rates. The loan proceeds can be received in a single, lump-sum or periodic payments. The closing costs…
  • How Was It Measured?

    financemyhome1
    7 Aug 2014 | 9:58 am
    In an attempt to compare homes, one of the common denominators has been price per square foot. It seems like a fairly, straight forward method but there are differences in the way homes are measured. The first assumption that has to be made is that the comparable homes are similar in size, location, condition and amenities. Obviously, a variance in any of these things affects the price per square foot which will not give you a fair comparison. The second critical area is that the square footage is correct. The three most common sources for the square footage are from the builder or original…
  • The Reason They’re Called Benefits

    financemyhome1
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:04 am
    The Veterans Administration guarantees home loans for eligible veterans. It is considered an attractive loan because the veteran can purchase the home with no down payment up to specific loan limits and no mortgage insurance. This makes the monthly payment considerably lower. Let’s assume a buyer wants to purchase a $200,000 home and can get a 4.5% interest mortgage for 30 years. A FHA loan would require a $7,000 down payment plus $3,377.50 in up-front MIP which can be rolled into the mortgage. The monthly mortgage insurance premium would be $221 per month for a total payment of $1,215.94.
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  • New to Houston? Emergency Contacts to Know

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:55 am
    New to Houston? Here are all of the emergency contact numbers that new residents need to know. From weather and natural disasters to pets, we've got you covered at Houston Apartment Insiders.If you’re moving to Houston, we’d like to welcome you, help you find a great Houston apartment, and show you all you need to know to enjoy our beautiful city. Even in a fun, modern city like Houston, emergencies and problems can happen, and it’s good to be prepared from your first day here. Here are the links and contact numbers that will get you the help you need in some common problem…
  • Eco-Friendly Ways to Get Rid of Stuff in Houston

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:29 am
    Need to unclutter your life? We have eco-friendly ways for Houston residents to move out the clutter, from donations to Houston charity organizations to Houston consignment shops and more.It’s been said many times, and we’ve said it in previous posts: Nothing simplifies a move like decluttering. Don’t move anything that you don’t need or love — but what’s the best way to get rid of everything else? If you don’t like the idea of sending your old possessions to a landfill, or you’d rather know that they’re serving a good purpose…
  • Houston Festivals for Fall 2014

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:25 am
    If you’re new to the Houston area, and haven’t yet experienced the Houston festivals and events that happen every autumn, you’re in for a treat. Check out this listing of Houston festivals in town this fall for the whole family.There are so many reasons to love fall in Houston, including perfect weather, the back-to-school excitement of Houston’s many colleges and universities, and plenty of fun things to do. If you’re new to the Houston area, and haven’t yet experienced the Houston festivals and events that happen every autumn, you’re in…
  • Houston Apartment DIY: Temporary Wall Treatments

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:14 am
    Want to spruce up your Houston apartment? Tips for decorating your walls the safe way -- while saving your deposit.Apartment decorating presents special challenges, since your home improvement options are limited by your lease and your landlord’s rules. If you’re moving within Houston from a house to an apartment, this can take some getting used to. It’s always best to ask first about any project you’d like to carry out. You may be surprised how much is allowed, or you may find out that what you thought would be a welcome change would have violated your lease and cost…
  • Houston Apartment DIY: Temporary Floor Fixes

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:59 am
    Want to spruce up your Houston apartment? DIY tips for your floors to make every space in your home personal from Houston Apartment Insiders.When you use Houston Apartment Insiders as your Houston apartment locator, we’ll help you find the home that best matches your needs, your wants, your budget, and your style. Still, you’ll want to put your own mark on any Houston apartment you choose. We’ve already posted tips on improving the lighting in your apartment without upsetting your landlord. If it’s the floors that aren’t quite to your liking, here are apartment…
 
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  • Best Google Plus Real Estate Articles For September 2014

    Bill Gassett
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:04 am
    Google Plus Real Estate Articles It’s that time again, time for a roundup of the best Google Plus articles of the month. You will find some great real estate content from the Real Estate Community on Google Plus for the month of September. It’s all right here. If you are a real estate professional and you are not currently networking with other professionals on Google Plus, you are missing out. I network with professionals on many social platforms and Google Plus is my favorite, by far. Great discussions happen every day in this community and the original content from other real estate…
  • Flood Insurance: Do You Need it

    Bill Gassett
    3 Sep 2014 | 4:41 am
    Do You Need Flood Insurance? If you have ever lived through a flood you know first-hand how devastating they can be. Not only can they destroy a home and its belongings but in the ensuing aftermath they can bring about mold, bacteria, and unsafe living conditions. It is not surprising they are the most common natural disaster in the world, accounting for billions of dollars in damage and countless claims each year. Some of the more common reasons for flooding are: Dams/levees Flash floods Heavy rains Ice jams Mud slides New/under developed areas Snow melt Tropical storms Flood Tips You May…
  • Best Google Plus Real Estate Articles For August 2014

    Bill Gassett
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:37 am
    Google Plus For Real Estate                         What better place to find a wealth of useful Real Estate articles than on Google+. On Google+ you’ll find some of the best Real Estate professionals located in states nationwide. What do you do when you come across a Real Estate article that really stands out? In other words, the headline grabs you, or its on a topic that you’ve been dying to learn more about or what about those eye popping images? You’ll likely head back again and again to the spot where you’ve found these…
  • Home Sellers: Expect More From Your Realtor

    Bill Gassett
    7 Aug 2014 | 4:27 am
    After 27 years of selling real estate, I’ve come to notice the gap in professionalism in the real estate industry. I see agents who are doing a stellar job, rising above and beyond in their efforts to bring their clients the very best in the industry. I also see agents who do the bare minimum required to sell a home. The sad truth is that many unsuspecting home sellers don’t know the difference. I’ve written extensively on the issues surrounding the sale of your home, and have taken a strong stand on the need for an experienced, capable real estate agent to market your home. I know…
  • Mortgage Loan Programs Reviewed

    Bill Gassett
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:44 am
    Navigating the Alphabet Soup of Mortgage Lending               Many home buyers are overwhelmed by the alphabet soup they encounter when shopping for the right mortgage. Lenders throw out acronyms like FHA, conventional, VA and USDA, but most consumers don’t know the ins and outs of each loan type, or which one is best for them. Knowing about these home loan programs gets buyers better rates and lower payments! It is not necessary however to know every detail of every loan type. You just need to know enough to choose the best long-term option for your…
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    PropertyShark Real Estate Blog

  • LA County Tax Sale Auctions Off 2,725 Properties; Find One That’s Perfect for You

    Georgiana Mihaila
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:42 am
    With just a few weeks left until the 2014 LA County Tax Sale – set to take place on October 20, 21 in Pomona – we thought we’d take a look at the properties that will go up for auction and help you find one that’s perfect for you. Our Los Angeles Foreclosure listings show an impressive total of 2,725 properties that are about to be auctioned off by the Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector. With a median starting bid of $7,424, 60% of the properties consist of vacant lots, but there are also a great deal of single-family homes and condos scheduled for auction — some of…
  • Does Airport Noise Affect Property Values?

    Balazs Szekely
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:35 am
    Say, you are on the lookout for a home. Say, you are willing to accept certain compromises in hopes of a financially favorable deal. Ever thought about noise pollution as a price-affecting factor? It seems reasonable to think that the closer you live to an airport, the bigger the impact the constant jet-roar has on the value of your home. At Property Shark, we wanted to find out whether this assumption is true and turned our attention to the residential blocks surrounding John F. Kennedy International and LaGuardia Airports in New York City. We started out by taking a look at which areas are…
  • The NYC Real Estate Event You Don’t Want to Miss: PropertyShark’s User Appreciation Party

    Georgiana Mihaila
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:08 am
    PropertyShark’s 2013 User Appreciation Party Looking for a chance to connect with some of the most influential real estate professionals in NYC? Or maybe just to have a fun night out in the company of New York’s finest? Then please jump aboard PropertyShark’s 2014 Networking Event & User Appreciation Party, set to take place on September 16. To show just how much we appreciate the loyalty of all PropertyShark users, we’ve planned a great evening. We’ll start off with a real estate networking event — held from 5 pm to 9 pm — followed by a fun user appreciation…
  • Recent Sale Sets New Record Price per Square Foot at the Philip House

    Georgiana Mihaila
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:56 am
    A 1,575-square-foot unit at the Philip House – the conversion of a prewar Renaissance Revival rental building at 141 East 88th Street – has just managed to bring the comps up in the building. Unit 10F recently sold for $6,414,975, which translates into a whopping $4,073 per square foot. While no other residential unit sale has passed the $4K/sq. ft. mark up to this point, #9F came close earlier this month, when it sold for $6,227,006 or $3,953/square foot. The deed shows that the property was under contract since December 13, 2013, but buyer KPL Enterprises LLC only assumed ownership of…
  • Are Your Property Taxes Too High? See How Much You Should be Paying

    Georgiana Mihaila
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:24 am
    High property taxes are a burden for many home owners; but if you feel you may be paying too much in property taxes, PropertyShark can help you figure out what the right amount is, and gather all the necessary information you need for your property tax appeal. Scout the Neighborhood and See How Much your Neighbors are Paying Our Tax Value per Sq. Ft Map is the quickest way to get a clear picture of how much your neighbors are paying in property taxes. Simply look up your exact address using the Property Search tab on the upper left side of the screen and a pin-point will indicate its…
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    modern and sustainable house

  • 5 Ways to Improve Your Home Without Having to Obtain Planning Permission

    admin
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:06 am
    Creating your dream home need not be a hassle. Time is of the essence when trying to enhance your home and everyone would like to fulfil their plans without unneeded delays. If you are considering selling or your house is already on the market, there are a variety of ways you can add value to [...]
  • 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 [...]
 
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    Houston Properties

  • Houston Real Estate Update: September 2014 – Home Sales Rise

    Paige Martin
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:17 am
    Houston Real Estate Update: September 2014 – Home Sales Rise Inventory holds its own as home sales and prices continue to climb HOUSTON REAL ESTATE MARKET SOARS IN AUGUST   The following is the most recent Houston MLS Report, published by the Houston Association of Realtors. The data covers Houston homes for sale and real estate trends from the last twelve months (August 2013 – August 2014). August Houston Real Estate Milestones: Single-family home sales rose 1.1 percent versus August 2013; Total property sales were up 1.7 percent year-over year; Total dollar volume…
  • Parkway At Eldridge Houston | Parkway At Eldridge Homes For Sale

    Paige Martin
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:35 am
    The Parkway At Eldridge Houston The Parkway at Eldridge is a luxurious gated community in the Energy Corridor of West Houston. Parkway at Eldridge offers a 24-hour, guard-gated entrance and is a fully gated community. It is the newest development of Kickerillo Companies, featuring new construction homes designed by Vincent Kickerillo. Parkway at Eldridge homes for sale are located south of Lakes at Parkway, another Kickerillo development The neighborhood is proximal to the Holiday Inn Eldridge Parkway, George Bush Park, and the many Eldridge Parkway restaurants. Residents are zoned to some of…
  • Royal Oaks Country Club Houston Homes For Sale

    Paige Martin
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:22 am
    Royal Oaks Country Club Houston Royal Oaks Country Club is a gated subdivision and country club in the heart of Houston, a few miles west of Galleria. This luxurious enclave is immediately west of the Westchase business district. Royal Oaks offers a 24-hour, guard-gated entrance and is a fully gated community. Over 8 miles of masonry wall encompasses the borders of the subdivision. The subdivision was developed by Las Vegas based Sunrise Colony Company, one of the most renowned residential and country club community developers in the country. The neighborhood includes a sports club and a…
  • Lakes Of Parkway Houston | Lakes Of Parkway Homes For Sale

    Paige Martin
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:31 am
    Lakes Of Parkway Houston Homes Lakes of Parkway Houston is a private and gated community within the Energy Corridor. This West Houston subdivision is adjacent to the vast nature reserve of the George Bush park. Lakes of Parkway offers 6 home styles including single-family homes of various sizes and townhomes. Security guards control traffic in and out of the gated subdivision. Lakes of Parkway subdivision features 9 lakes, paved jogging trails, a state of the art recreation center, a pool, tennis courts, and lighted fountains. Home prices range from $365,000 to over $2 million Students in…
  • Ravenna Houston Real Estate | Ravenna Homes For Sale

    Paige Martin
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
    Ravenna Houston Homes Guide Ravenna Houston is an exclusive Spring Branch neighborhood that’s as picturesque as the Italian town of its namesake. This charming new community is conveniently situated on North Post Oak, within minutes of Katy Fwy and I-610. Ravenna Houston is protected by a 24-hour manned security gate. The neighborhood is within the 77024 and 77055 Houston zip codes. Ravenna homes for sale are of Mediterranean design with modern fixtures. With over 3 decades as one of Texas’ premier home developers, Lovett Homes designed and developed Ravenna homes. The neighborhood…
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    Merrimack Valley Real Estate- Essex and Northern Middlesex County

  • Real Estate Photography Tutorial Show Dedication

    Massachusetts Realtor
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:36 am
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent I recently posted an article on Active Rain.  A very popular real estate resource site.  The article was a tutorial on using multiple flash and Photoshop layers masks to create an exceptional marketing image of a home. Now the article was written for the real estate agent and real estate photographer to help hone their photography skills.  Let me assure you the above shot could not be created with an iphone or a point and shoot camera.  It could only be created with professional…
  • 52 Regency Drive for Sale, Dracut MA New Construction

    Massachusetts Realtor
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:09 pm
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent 52 Regency Drive, Dracut MA 01826- MLS#   Status- Active Price- $559,900 Rooms- 8 Bedrooms- 4 Baths- 3 full Living Area- 2734 sq ft Lot Size- 20,120 sq ft 52 Regency Drive is located in Dracut Massachusetts in zipcode 01826.  Situated in Dracut’ premiere golf course community, Meadow Creek.  Meadow Creek is a large neighborhood built around the Four Oaks Country Club.  Meadow Creek is a large neighborhood of similar homes, definitely an upscale community. 52 Regency Drive is 8…
  • The Unused Bedroom, Show Its intended Use

    Massachusetts Realtor
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:02 am
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent Often times as a REALTOR, I go on listing appointments to consult with home sellers, to find one or more bedrooms that are no longer a bedroom.  The bedroom is empty, has been converted to an office or has become a catch all room. It is important to show potential buyers the true use of a space.  Take that unused bedroom and make it look like a bedroom.  Buyers will walk away thinking your house only had two bedrooms instead of the three that are listed.  Or if you have converted a…
  • 820 Methuen Street for Sale, Dracut Massachusetts

    Massachusetts Realtor
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:18 am
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent 820 Methuen Street Dracut MA 01826 – MLS 71729947 Price- $330,000 Style- Townhouse/ Duplex Bedrooms- 3 Bathrooms- 2.5 Square Footage- 2045 sq feet Commuter Open House- Wednesday, September 3rd 4:30pm to 6:30pm About 820 Methuen Street Dracut MA Located on the East side of Dracut, Massachusetts this home is a quick drive to route 93, making it a great location for commuters. This duplex style townhouse offers a unique opportunity.  The main living area is one floor, including a…
  • 3 Pinedale Ave for Sale, Methuen MA

    Massachusetts Realtor
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:15 pm
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent 3 Pinedale Ave, Methuen MA 01844- MLS 71735061 Price- $280,000 Living Area-  1428 square feet Lot Size-  8835 square feet Bedrooms-  3 Bathrooms-  1.5 Year Built-  1942 Open House for 3 Pinedale Ave, Sunday September 7th 12-1:30pm About 3 Pinedale Ave, Methuen MA 01844 Located in Methuen Massachusetts, 3 Pinedale Avenue is located on a side street in a neighborhood setting.  It provides easy access to routes 93, 495 and 213.  The location is also close to nearby Salem NH for all…
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    Austin Real Estate Secrets

  • I Hope You Have Somewhat Thick Skin

    Tim Thornton, Greater Austin Area Realtor® ZipRealty, inc.
    20 Sep 2014 | 2:31 pm
    When my clients come to me and ask me questions about buying or selling their home--my basic assumption is that they want to know the truth and want me to back up what I have to say with history and numbers. This is always the goal of my conversations with my clients.I believe anyone can paint a rosy picture and tell you that your home is worth more than the true market value, more than what buyers around you are paying for similar homes and more than any home has sold near you during the past 6-12 months. But is that really what you need to know to sell your home?Yes, I agree, it would be…
  • Is a Duplex A Good Investment?

    Tim Thornton, Greater Austin Area Realtor® ZipRealty, inc.
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Here is an investment conversation that comes up from time to time. There is a popular belief that investing in a duplex is better than investing in a single family home for one common reason: When one tenant leaves, you are still collecting rent from the other tenant, so you still have half of the rental income coming in "all the time". Sounds good on the surface. If you own a duplex and this is why you bought it, you should stop reading now. I hate to put a match to this investment strategy, but I think any experienced landlord knows that there is a lot more to this story than this simple…
  • We Remember Sept. 11, 2001

    Tim Thornton, Greater Austin Area Realtor® ZipRealty, inc.
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:30 pm
     We RememberAll those who lost their lives onSept 11, 2001   These are some of beautiful memorials, memories and hero's that honor those who gave their lives on this most hallowed day in American history and some of horrific images that took place on Sept 11, 2001.Sadly, the events of 9/11 were very real and a horrible reminder to us all of what people are capable of doing. Thirteen years later, let us not forget and let us teach our children of the ugly truths that surrounded that horrible day in American history.  Tim Thornton, Realtor ®, Austin, Texas.
  • Austin Real Estate Market Update, thru Aug. 31,2014

    Tim Thornton, Greater Austin Area Realtor® ZipRealty, inc.
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:08 am
    Let's get right into the numbers to start off. Numbers reflect the Greater Austin MLS data for Single Family Homes, Condos and Townhouses, at the time of publication: Homes SOLD Jan - Aug: 20,887An decrease of 229 compared to 2013 record numbers411 Luxury homes have SOLD for more than $1M this yearMost expensive home sold: $6.75MTrivial Fact: Most bathrooms in Sold Home YTD: 14Q: Are sales starting to weaken compared to 2013 Record Sales?A: No not really.A: Homes in 2014 are selling about 4 days faster than 2013A: Homes in 2014 are selling for about $9 psf more than 2013A: Median Home Prices…
  • Are Banks Getting Out of Control on Pricing Foreclosures?

    Tim Thornton, Greater Austin Area Realtor® ZipRealty, inc.
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:34 am
    If you are an investor or professional Realtor who works with investors, you may have noticed something during the past 6 - 12 months in the bank owned foreclosures. Have you noticed that foreclosures are being listed at market value or above market value in many cases? Have you seen homes that did not sell at a lower price when they were for sale before the foreclosure and now they are being listed for more money than the price that they did not sell for earlier? Well, if you have, you are not alone. I have noticed this trend as well.Why is this happening? Well, it is pretty simple,…
 
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    RealtyBizNews: Real Estate News

  • Mortgages for the Self Employed

    Brian Kline
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:29 am
    There are benefits to being self-employed. Not having to answer to a boss is a big one, as is being able to set your own work hours. However, when it comes to qualifying for a mortgage, being self-employed has drawbacks. The “stated income” loan application was originally intended to help the self-employed qualify for a traditional loan. However, leading up to the height of the real estate bubble, so many people abused this method that it has been discontinued by all traditional lenders and some private lenders. Here’s How the Self Employed Qualify for a Mortgage You need to…
  • Cities Where Buyers Still Paying with Cash

    Allison Halliday
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:14 am
    According to an article in 24/7 Wall St, nearly 38% of condos and homes purchased during the second quarter of the year were all-cash sales. This is slightly higher than a year earlier, but is lower than figures for the previous quarter, where sales reached a three-year high of 42%. The proportion of all-cash sales varied considerably throughout the country. While in the Miami Metro area more than 64% of sales were all-cash deals, this figure was only 18.5% for Madison, Wisconsin. Data from RealtyTrac shows exactly where homebuyers have been paying with cash, and these buyers tend to fall…
  • Using Instagram Videos to Market Your Listings

    Mike Wheatley
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Millions of avid Instagram users enjoy the 15-second video feature launched recently, and with the growing popularity of services like Keek and Vine, realtors need to look at it as a potential marketing tool. What sets the Instagram feature apart from other video sharing apps however is that much like its photo-sharing feature, users can also choose between 13-brand new appearance filters that were designed specifically for Instagram videos. While 15 seconds of video may seem like a short period of time, there are plenty of useful ways real estate agents with an Instagram account can put this…
  • Housing Starts Down 14.4% in August

    Mike Wheatley
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:25 pm
    Nationwide housing starts plunged in August, mostly attributed to a 31.7 percent decline in the multifamily market, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Census Bureau reports. photo credit: BAKOKO via photopin cc Overall, housing starts – reflecting both multifamily and the single-family construction – were down 14.4 percent in August, reaching a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 956,000 units. Single-family housing starts posted a more modest drop at 2.4 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 643,000 units. The HUD and Census data follow a day…
  • Rents Still Rising in the Major Cities

    Allison Halliday
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:12 am
    Even though the American Dream is still alive and kicking, growing numbers of people are renting their home. This is impacting realtors as well as home builders who have seen the numbers of buyers decline due to a combination of factors. These include the foreclosure crisis, and some people are choosing to rent rather than buy as it gives them more flexibility to move for jobs. However the growing number of renters is good news for landlords. According to an article in RealtyTrac, rents are still rising in New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco. In Manhattan prices have increased for…
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    What Sam Saw Today

  • 8 Outrageously Different Auction Properties For Sale

    Sam
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:48 pm
    Are you bored by the same-old property for sale in estate agent windows? Well, check out these bizarre and beautiful auction properties that are soon to be sold under the hammer! Who Took My Combine Harvester? You know it – you’ve always wanted a small-holding to live some of that ‘good life’.  And here’s your chance with this Cornish small-holding.  It’s got a guide of £125-150k.  For that you get 6.3 acres currently used as a low key market garden with large pond, 2 modern timber outbuildings, 3 polytunnels and a log cabin (which has lapsed planning…
  • The Choices You Make Will Change Your Life: My Ten Year Anniversary In Property

    Sam
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:52 pm
    This is the story of my first time.   Make a coffee or grab a beer this is a l-o-n-g post with occasional fruity language.  You have been warned. “I guess I’ll learn whether to sink or swim…alternatively the shit will hit the fan and it’ll be a mess”. Words from my leaving email I sent to a colleague 10 years ago. June 12th 2004 was my epiphanous moment. There was nothing special or fancy about that moment.  There wasn’t a great lead up – apart from the fact I worked insane hours, travelled the world first class and stayed in 5* hotels – but…
  • WARNING: Landlords And Lettings Agents HMRC Are After You!

    Sam
    5 Sep 2014 | 4:33 am
    So, I’ve just opened a letter from HMRC and thought I’d share the contents. As, I no longer own a letting agency this doesn’t affect me – but for any of you who do own a letting agency, your paperwork is about to get even more long-winded, and for those landlords out there who think they can collect rent and not pay tax – think again. Landlords – Note the text in red. Letting agents – note the extra paperwork involved. “Dear Sir/ Madam, I will soon be sending you a statutory notice under paragraph 18 of Schedule 23 to the Finance Act 2011…
  • Capital Homes Under The Hammer: High Rise High Yield Investments

    Sam
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:12 pm
    ‘Cheap flats in London’ is not really a phrase you often hear, but they can be found if you’re willing to go *up* – and ex-council. High rise blocks may not be at the top of every home buyer’s wish-list – but they can offer London living for less – and for an investor; high rental returns, for a lower capital purchase price. Lending on high rise blocks of flats can be more difficult, and so it’s critical you check with a mortgage provider before you bid to buy. Here are three high rise opportunities which are soon to be sold under the hammer:…
  • Alternative Ways to Finance Property: Peer-to-Peer Lending, Crowd Funding And Crowd Investing

    Sam
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Getting a mortgage is hard work. Ever since the property market went *pop* most major banks have made getting mortgages harder than ever.  Chuck into that some extra regulatory hoops to wriggle over and you’ll soon find yourself wondering if you ever really wanted to buy a property. Anyway, it would appear the Kickstarter effect has winged it’s haloed glow over to property investment. Now I have to confess, I don’t know, nor have experience of these schemes. Are they a good idea? I am going to throw that over to you! Like any investment – there are risks.  You MUST…
 
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    Showing Suite

  • Get a Higher Feedback Response Rate with New Redesigned Responsive Feedback Request Emails

    admin
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:16 am
    We recently have had quite a few of our subscribers give us some pretty insightful suggestions, particularly about our feedback request emails. You voiced your opinion… so we made it happen! We made it easier than ever for buyers agents to provide showing feedback with brand new redesigned feedback request emails. Our new feedback request email redesign features the latest flat, responsive design, targeted specifically to make it as easy as possible for buyers agents to provide feedback. The look and feel overall is more clean and concise, resulting in higher click-through volume and more…
  • Showing Suite Mobile App Update – Extended Free Trial and New Features!

    admin
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:13 pm
    We just made our brand new real estate mobile app even better with the latest round up upgrades! In our latest version, we’ve added some cool new features, as well as improved overall functionality and stability. Plus, along with our new features and upgrades, since we want you to understand the full potential of our new Showing Suite app, we are now extending your FREE premium edition through September. SentriLock Free Users – This is your last chance to enjoy ALL the functionality of an Ultimate Showing Suite account at no cost! This includes automatic lockbox and listing sync,…
  • Brand New Showing Suite Mobile App Now Available for iOS and Android!

    admin
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:07 am
    We are very excited to release our brand new mobile app – the first ever mobile application for all four parties in a real estate transaction! Our brand new, all-in-one mobile app combines user experiences for both our listing agent subscribers and their seller clients, and also includes home buyers and buyer’s agent accounts for those agents that utilize our Showing Robot service to schedule a showing.  This groundbreaking, innovative real estate showing and feedback management application improves on our previous mobile experience for home showing and listing management. For the…
  • 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…
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    edmontonrealestateinfo.com

  • Eighty Percent Of People Do This

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:18 pm
    80% or more of people spend more time shopping for fruits and vegetables then they do their real estate agent. Most pick a family member or friend. Some pick a name from an ad or phonebook. Even a great referral … Continue reading → The post Eighty Percent Of People Do This appeared first on .
  • 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 .
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    Las Vegas Modern Homes

  • School Districts Rate Highly in Home Buying Survey

    Las Vegas Modern Homes
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:49 pm
    School Districts Rate Highly in Home Buying Survey Las Vegas residents don’t have to have children at home to know when we’ve gone through the familiar back-to-school rituals. Just turn on a radio or TV, step into a retail store, or drive past a school and the calls to educational muster are evident. At the […]
  • An Open House in Las Vegas Deserves Maximum Prep

    Las Vegas Modern Homes
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:22 am
    An Open House in Las Vegas Deserves Maximum Prep Once your property appears in the Las Vegas listings it’s time to prepare for the all-important initial open house. Whether it’s really “all-important” (or just very important) is a matter for debate—you can’t really pin down exactly how important the initial open house is because some […]
  • A Las Vegas Property Inspection Shows What You’re Getting Into

    Las Vegas Modern Homes
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:17 am
    A Las Vegas Property Inspection Shows What You’re Getting Into You’ve successfully located the home that fits your wish list! The listing agent says the home is in “great condition!” Financing is pretty much a done deal! Time to relax! Er—maybe not just yet. When you are buying a home, among the scores of thoughts […]
  • Strategic Tips for Updating an Old Family Home

    Las Vegas Modern Homes
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:06 am
    Strategic Tips for Updating an Old Family Home Selling an elderly or deceased relative’s Las Vegas home can be one of the most selfless tasks anyone is ever called upon to do—and not just because it’s hard to let go of a place that has so many loved ones’ memories. What frequently adds to the […]
  • Las Vegas Home Showings Keep Busy Households Hopping

    Las Vegas Modern Homes
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:58 am
    Las Vegas Home Showings Keep Busy Households Hopping Selling your home quickly and for the highest price possible demands that the Las Vegas showings be proactively appealing: that is, more than just a passive display of the residential “merchandise.” To make the most of the advantageous situation that any showing or open house should be, […]
 
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    EMA Blog

  • How Technology has changed the Mortgage Landscape

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

    admin
    31 Mar 2014 | 5:55 am
    Last January, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau set forth new rules and regulations that impact both borrowers and lenders. One part of the statute that is of special interest is the definition of Qualified Mortgages. These would be more difficult for consumers to challenge later on with regard to ability to repay rules. The Basics The new rules place responsibility in the hands of mortgage lenders when it comes to determining that a borrower is indeed able to pay back their loan. According to CFPB director Richard Cordray, 2 million households across the country are still at high risk…
  • Ability to Repay Rule – The Good and The Bad

    admin
    25 Mar 2014 | 3:11 am
    New mortgage rules went into effect earlier this year, aiming to simplify the approach to mortgage lending. At the same time, this “back to basics” alignment was done with additional goals of reducing the risk of defaults and foreclosures from borrowers. The new rules were developed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and director Richard Cordray says “No debt traps. No surprises. No runarounds.” The new rules put a lot of pressure and responsibility on mortgage lenders, which is why it’s so critical that lenders across the board understand how to comply. Implementing…
  • What Is A Jumbo Loan

    admin
    3 Feb 2014 | 1:27 am
    If the house of your dreams doesn’t fit in with standard sizes or costs, you might need to consider a jumbo loan. This term is defined as a loan that goes beyond the conforming loan limits established by the government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. In the majority of locations across the country, the conforming limit is $417,000 for a mortgage, but it is increased up to $625,500 in areas where the costs are higher. Out of the 3,300 counties located in the country, only 100 or so are eligible for this increased limit. Homes For Jumbo Loans Bigger single family homes are…
  • Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Set Conforming Loan Size Limits for 2014

    admin
    27 Jan 2014 | 1:29 am
    The government sponsored enterprises of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have established the conforming loan limits for 2014. There are no major changes to these levels, which haven’t been altered in the previous nine years. The goal of the current limits has been to allow homeowners and buyers to have access to as many government-backed affordable home loans as possible. The loan limits remain effective immediately and are applicable to all conventional mortgages in the country. The most important thing to note is that there are not major changes for these loan limits in the upcoming year. Loan…
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    All Calgary Real Estate

  • What Is The Secret To Basement Development Construction?

    admin
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:39 am
    Are you in search of an efficient way to build an additional space at home where your loved ones could spend time together for movies? Have you considered basement enhancement, instead? A basement is a great spacious addition to any house. The only worry, perhaps, is how will this be done efficiently so as to avoid complex repairs in the future. Aside from employing the expertise of a Calgary basement development company, here are a few things that need consideration: Basement development involves tricky planning. The additional space which you’ll be able to achieve in basement development…
  • Benefits Of Basement Development

    admin
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:46 am
    Is your home feeling a little too cramped up and filled with way too many stuff? Do you have difficulty relocating your furniture and all you other household belongings because of the lack of space? Will extending your home be out of the question because of the limited lot space between you and your neighbors? If you answered an astounding yes to the questions above then it may be time for you to consult with the many basement developers Calgary offers or even get in touch with the Edmonton basement developers, as these well experienced businesses will be able to provide you with the services…
  • Basement Development: What You Should Expect

    admin
    5 Sep 2014 | 4:39 am
    There are a lot of advantages when a home has its own basement as it serves as a feasible form of storage and provides extra space for a household. This is one of the reasons why Calgary basement development and Edmonton basement developers are well needed services these days because of the many households that look to developing the basement of their homes. Many homeowners are looking into the basement developers Calgary has to offer because the skills of the trade are needed to fulfill the home basement that is put to their standards. You too should have an expected standard and outcome…
  • Get Your Basement Developed and Get More For Your House In Calgary…

    admin
    8 Jun 2014 | 6:57 pm
    You might as well get your Calgary basement developed or renovated – it is only going to get your house more money when you sell it!  Plus, you can enjoy it during all the time you live there so it is only a win/win. Most people think about getting their kitchen renovated or bathrooms but very few people realize how much a basement is actually used or will be used once it looks really nice and people enjoy being down there. That is why you need to consider hiring a really good Calgary basement development company.  Recently, we had an estimate from PLANiT Builders and we absolutely…
  • Asbestos Remediation Services in Calgary

    admin
    8 Jun 2014 | 6:42 pm
    Several decades ago, asbestos was commonly used in construction materials such as insulation boards, cement, floors and tiles. This is not surprising: Asbestos encompasses fire-proofing, reinforcing and insulating capacities all in one. As the years passed, however, more and more people began to link asbestos with health issue. Nowadays, asbestos is nicknamed the “silent killer” and its use has become more restricted than ever. Fortunately, with the reduced use of asbestos comes a lower tolerance for it. As the population begins to become aware of the dangers associated with it, the need…
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    SBA 504 Loan Blog

  • September Commercial Finance Update: Construction Edition

    Trey
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Construction projects accounted for 62% of our lending activity last year. It wasn’t always that way, but the past few years have been construction-heavy for us. We’ve become pretty darn good at this type of lending (if we do say so ourselves) and that’s good news for you. When you or your clients get stymied by lenders who aren’t keen on financing construction/renovation projects, we’re only a phone call or email away.  Featured Project: - North Magnolia Properties, LLC - Orlando, Florida - $3.9 million total project cost (acquisition/construction) - Two office buildings…
  • How to handle mistakes like Downton Abbey

    admin
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Even if you don’t watch it, surely you’ve heard of the British show Downton Abbey. Two weeks ago they released a series of publicity photos for the upcoming season and one photo in particular got all the attention, but for all the wrong reasons. The stars of the show were dressed in full period garb (the show takes place in the 1920s) but someone had left a plastic water bottle on the mantle behind the two actors. Plastic bottles of course, were not introduced until the 1960s. As you can imagine, the internet went crazy making fun of the show for their oversight. The show could have…
  • Marketing Lessons from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    admin
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:24 am
    The remake of the 1990s classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been the top grossing movie in the box office for the second week running. It’s surprised most of the experts by dethroning Marvel’s latest offering (Guardians of the Galaxy), and holding off the third installment of the star-studded Expendables franchise (not a huge feat, but still). Beyond all those accolades, as this article in Forbes explains, Paramount’s strategy for TMNT is a case study in targeted marketing. The film was a smash without needing to be omnipresent in the run-up to its debut; marketers of the film…
  • We Are Mercantile – The SBA 504 Experts

    Trey
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    Up until about a month ago, this blog prominently featured a single person as the face of our company. We’ve fielded quite a few questions about what the departure of our former CEO means for Mercantile going forward, and the short answer is that nothing changes. But there’s a longer explanation that we’d like to give you by way of video so that you can know and see a little about what goes on behind the scenes here at Mercantile. What we do for our small business clients has been a team effort from the very start. We’re known as “the 504 Experts” (plural) and we’re a…
  • How To Build a Strong Company Culture

    Trey
    6 Aug 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Values are at the center of building a strong company culture, but we’re not going to bother with what they should or shouldn’t be. What matters is that you have a set of core values and that you align your organization around them. This is what Tony Hsieh (sounds like “Shay”) says about building a company culture in the latest issue of Inc. magazine. Hsieh founded Zappos (as if you didn’t know), which has become known far and wide for its legendary customer service. And for its free shipping both ways, but the customer service is what keeps people coming back to…
 
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    ForSaleByOwner.com: Blog

  • 6 DIY Home Staging Projects for Any Budget

    19 Sep 2014 | 10:38 am
    Looking to stage your home for sale on your own and on a budget? These six home staging tricks are simple and cost-effective solutions that any home seller can tackle in a weekend.Preparing your home for sale can be a lengthy process that might require home improvement projects as well as days of decluttering and cleaning your home for staging. While those undertakings can be expensive and time-intensive, these simple tips take almost no time at all and many of them can even be done for free. 1. Simple Storage Buyers are always interested in having more space, so having some simple storage…
  • 5 Ways to Make the Most of the Final Days of Summer

    18 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    12 Manitoba Road, Hopkins, Minnesotalisted on ForSaleByOwner.comThe sun may be setting on the summer selling season, but you can ease your transition into fall with a few simple suggestions. Here are the most important steps you can take to enhance your home selling experience before the summer ends.1. Host a Garage Sale Done decluttering, polished off packing and stowed away your storage? By knowing how to plan, advertise and organize, you can find a good home for any leftover items (and maybe make a few extra bucks in the process) by holding a garage sale this season.When it comes to a…
  • How to Buy and Manage a Long-Distance Rental Property

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Ethan Roberts is a real estate writer, editor and investor. He's a frequent contributor to InvestorPlace.com, and his work has been featured on Money.msn.com and Reuters.com. He was one of five contributing editors to TheTycoonReport.com and has also written for MarketGreenhouse.com and SeekingAlpha.com. He's been investing in real estate since 1995 and a Realtor since 1998. Investors sometimes ask me whether it makes sense to buy rental property in a city or state that's different from where they live. Often, they're curious about exploring other areas because there are few good deals left…
  • Home Seller Sweepstakes Winner Profile: Tim Hill

    16 Sep 2014 | 6:41 am
    This summer, ForSaleByOwner.com held its inaugural Home Seller Sweepstakes, a promotion celebrating successful by-owner home sellers. Three lucky winners were each awarded 6 percent of their home sale price the equivalent of what they saved by not having to pay a real estate agent's commission. Here we profile our May Home Seller Sweepstakes winner, Tim Hill of Noblesville, Indiana.When Tim Hill decided to move with his wife and five children to his family's farm in Ohio, he listed his home in Noblesville, Indiana (pictured here) with a real estate agent. After the buyer backed out of that…
  • Tips for Flips, Part 2: 6 More Ways to Boost Your Profits

    10 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Ethan Roberts is a real estate writer, editor and investor. He's a frequent contributor to InvestorPlace.com, and his work has been featured on Money.msn.com and Reuters.com. He was one of five contributing editors to TheTycoonReport.com and has also written for MarketGreenhouse.com and SeekingAlpha.com. He's been investing in real estate since 1995 and a Realtor since 1998. This is the second of a two-part series. You can read the first part here.In my last post, I offered some tips on how to maximize your profits when buying a house to flip and suggested some techniques for estimating your…
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    NewStone's blog

  • Contract now in the Pending State - okay to breathe!

    NewStone
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:28 am
    Previously, we talked about a Contingent Contract. A Contingent Contract is the initial phase of a Contract when it's first signed.  The Contingency is typically based upon the Due Diligence period.  You can find the blog here under Contingent Contract. read more
  • The Contingent Contract - what it all means.

    NewStone
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:07 am
    SteveC 72 lg[1].JPG Today, I want to share with you the meaning of a Contingent Contract.  A Contingent Contract is one that has conditions attached.  As of January 2012, the NC Real Estate Commission updated the Offer to Purchase form (the form all real estate agents use for their buyers). read more
  • Chapel Hill Real Estate - Latest Home Sales Data

    NewStone
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:41 am
    Chapel Hill Summer Update        read more
  • Raleigh Real Estate snapshot – Analytical analysis 8/21/2013

    NewStone
    21 Aug 2013 | 7:58 am
    SteveC 72 lg[1].JPG Dear readers,In this blog, I will be sharing some interesting data on housing for the Raleigh Real Estate market. This data includes both detached and attached homes (town homes and condos included).  This is not intended to be comprehensive but to focus on the main highlights. If you are interested in more detailed information please do not hesitate to contact me directly! As of today, there are a total of 2,269 active listings in Raleigh.  The price range is between $35,000 - $4,850,000. The range of square footage is between 500 sq ft – 15,890 sq ft. read…
  • Cary Real Estate snapshot – analytical analysis 8/14/2013

    NewStone
    15 Aug 2013 | 4:28 pm
    SteveC 72 lg[1].JPG Greetings!In an effort to continue to provide valuable data, I will be sharing some interesting statistics on housing for the Cary Real Estate market. This data includes both detached and attached homes (townhomes and condos included).Currently, there are a total of 562 active listings in Cary.  The price range isbetween $75,000 - $3,995,000. The range of square footage is between713 sq ft – 13,200 sq ft. read more
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    CREOutsider

  • Is Commercial Real Estate A Target for Disruption?

    Chris Clark
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:58 am
    Lot’s of people* insist that real estate is due for disruption. They point to common markers – tell-tale signs that an industry is not serving its customers in an efficient or cost effective way. And because of that, just one person or company can appear on the scene and change the way things are done. […]
  • Using Twitter Cards

    Chris Clark
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:47 am
    Ever see those tweets that have Facebook-like posts below? Those are Twitter cards. Fairly easy to implement (but currently can only be seen on Twitter/Twitter apps) they’re ideal for commercial real estate purposes. You can display an image plus some text – all you need along with a link to promote a post. And a […]
  • CRE Listening Tour

    Chris Clark
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:26 am
    It’s always good to get out and talk to agents and the people that support them. I recently had the opportunity to do just that during a series of round table discussions on CRE trends. Ages ranged from 22 to 70 – with youth being no indicator of “tech” savviness. There were middle aged agents […]
  • Dear CRE App Developers

    Chris Clark
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:33 am
    Every time I look at yet another CRE cloud app – and every CRE app these days is in the cloud – I get agita.  While it’s great that someone else is handling server management and remote access is a given, it’s one more place to store documents and data.  I envision the company’s document […]
  • CRE Data – Stop Thinking Small

    Chris Clark
    6 Aug 2014 | 4:58 am
    Someone asked me to summarize what’s going on in CRE regarding data. While the CRE data conversation has mostly revolved around what CoStar/LoopNet and Xceligent are up to, there’s a lot more going on than that. Yes, I’m talking about big data. But everyone in CRE seems to be thinking small. Properties and Listings There’s […]
 
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    Underwritings Blog

  • How to Make Saving Money Easier

    Courtney Watson
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:58 am
    Are you puzzled by the fact that there are some people out there who actually think saving money is fun? How can they possibly make such a game out of something so boring? It’s easier than you think: the trick is to do it in a way that makes you happy. Perhaps you see people out there living their lives without cable. They haven’t gotten a haircut in six months. They don’t bother with the latest trends. What is up with them? you might wonder. There’s no way you would be happy living like that. The truth is, you don’t have to if you don’t want to. While some people are perfectly…
  • Refinance Risks 101: What You Should Know Before You Start the Process

    Jennifer Esposito
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:31 am
    With low interest rates and a sluggish economy, many homeowners may be considering refinancing as an alternative to buying a new home. Nationwide, homeowners stand to save money and pay less interest by taking advantage of low interest rates. However, refinancing has a few risks for borrowers that range from paying too much to losing the home completely. Here are a few hazards to watch if you’re considering a mortgage refinance. Penalties On some mortgages, a clause stipulates that the property can’t be refinanced without a penalty. In some cases, this penalty can be fairly high,…
  • Mortgage Rate News for Monday, September 22, 2014

    Michael Kraus
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:16 am
    Aside from the standard volatility, mortgage rates were roughly flat last week, improving toward the end of the week.  Mortgage backed securities are rallying this morning, but we are a long way off from recouping the losses that occurred from the week of the 5th-12th.  The jump in rates that week was reflected in the last Primary Mortgage Market Survey from Freddie Mac, which showed the average 30-year fixed rate jumping from 4.12% to 4.23%. The week ahead is dominated by housing data, treasury auctions, Fedspeak, and Friday’s GDP report.  Foreign economic data, particularly the…
  • What is a mortgage-backed security?

    Andrew Penner
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:28 pm
    If you took out a mortgage loan to pay for your home, the odds are high that your mortgage is backing up a publicly traded security. This sounds complicated. But mortgage-backed securities are actually a common and important investment type today. Here’s how the process usually works: First, a homeowner takes out a mortgage from a lender. The lender sells that mortgage loan. Often, lenders will sell the loan to what is known as a government-sponsored enterprise. Usually, this will be Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. The lender might also sell the loan to a private institution such as a bank.
  • Mortgage Rate News for Friday, September 19, 2014

    Michael Kraus
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:54 am
    The bookies were correct, and the UK remains intact, for now.  The final result was nowhere near as close as polling indicated as recently as two days ago – the no side won about 55% to 45%.  I watched the election results, and they were nowhere near as dramatic as I had anticipated.  I don’t believe that this is having any huge impact on the markets this morning.  Had they voted for secession, we’d be talking about a whole different story.  Mortgage backed securities have opened the day in the green, and if the rally holds, we’ll see an improvement to mortgage…
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    Atlanta Real Estate Forum

  • Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio: Waterford Homes

    Courtney Rogers
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:10 am
    This week’s All About Real Estate guest on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio is Drew Clough, the vice president of land acquisitions and development for Waterford Homes. Founded in 1991 by Drew’s father, David, and Don Shanks, the current vice president of construction, Waterford Homes has built more than 2,500 homes in the Atlanta area. [...]
  • Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio: Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum

    Courtney Rogers
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Today’s Around Atlanta guest on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio is Monica Prothro, facility administrator for the Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum. This historic attraction has been located in Grant Park since 1921, where it houses the painting that depicts the Battle of Atlanta that took place during the Civil War. Created in 1885, [...]
  • Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio: Ruth’s Farm by The Providence Group

    Courtney Rogers
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:41 am
    The current Deal of the Week on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio is being offered by The Providence Group at Ruth’s Farm, a new community in Alpharetta that is currently celebrating its model home grand opening! To help celebrate, The Providence Group is offering $15,000 toward designer options and closing costs with its preferred lender. This [...]
  • Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio: Overhead Door Company of Atlanta

    Courtney Rogers
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Today’s guest on the All About Real Estate segment of Atlanta Real Estate Forum is Tim Smith, the general manager of Overhead Door Company of Atlanta. Founded in 1935, the company is still growing as the local real estate market continues to rebound and grow. Garage doors can make up as much as 25 percent of [...]
  • Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio: HomeAid Atlanta

    Courtney Rogers
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:12 am
    Today’s guest on the Around Atlanta edition of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio is Jean Hilyard, executive director of HomeAid Atlanta. As the designated charity of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (GAHBA) and a chapter of HomeAid America, HomeAid Atlanta builds and helps to maintain transitional housing facilities for the temporary homeless population in [...]
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    My Moving Reviews

  • Top 5 Reasons to Relocate to a Beach Town – Make Your Dream a Reality

    Pamela Smith
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:44 am
    Moving to a beach town probably sounds like a dream come true for those who want it – and if you want it, you can have it. Spending your free time on the sand, by the water, in the water, doing water sports, reading a book or just having a cold cocktail while enjoying the […]
  • 7 Vital Things You Need When You Move Out For The First Time

    Joshua Green
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:42 am
    Moving out for the first time is an unforgettable and thrilling experience. You’ve probably waited for so long to finally have the freedom to make your own responsible decisions, taste the sweet satisfaction if they turn out to be the right ones or feel the bitter disappointment if they fail to deliver. Without a shadow of a doubt, leaving your family home and moving into your first apartment is a huge step that comes with its unique set of challenges.
  • Moving To Phoenix, Arizona: Your Valley Of The Sun Relocation Guide

    Joshua Green
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    It shouldn’t come as a surprise that each year more than 50,000 Americans move to Phoenix – the capital city of Arizona. The desert metropolis offers a great combination of promising economic opportunities and high quality of life. Add the endless outdoor attractions and recreational activities, reinforced by the city’s stunning natural beauty and sunshine-filled […]
  • Moving Your Home Gym Equipment Checklist

    Pamela Smith
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:06 am
    Working out is great – feeling those muscles toned up and getting stronger and better shaped feels wonderful, we know. Whether you have a whole home gym or just a couple of pieces of fitness equipment, knowing how to move them right is important to keep them safe and preserve them during transportation and a […]
  • Q&A: Talking with OMNI’s General Manager Ian Waters

    Manuella Irwin
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:13 am
    In this Q&A article, Ian Waters talks about the OMNI organization, its members and aims, about the industry as a whole and shares some valuable advice when it comes to undertaking an overseas move. Ian Waters is the General Manager of OMNI and has been with the company virtually since its inception in 1986. His role […]
 
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    agentright articles | agentright News | and property related articles for the agentright.com website

  • Adding Value To Your Family Home

    admin
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    What does your home mean to you? It’s a very interesting question that can really show you how attached you are to your home. If you’ve spend most of your life or a fair few years in your home then it can be hard to part with it should you need to expand. But you […] agentright articles | agentright News | and property related articles for the agentright.com website
  • Five Useful Tips for Your Moving Day

    Heather Roberts
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:25 am
    A move is big task to tackle because there are so many things to do. You start with your planning, researching the task that you know what to do and what to expect, followed by booking all the necessary services. You then start packing your goods, in which you enfold everything being transported in protective […] agentright articles | agentright News | and property related articles for the agentright.com website
  • Moving and Selling: How to Get the Best from Your Home

    Heather Roberts
    8 Aug 2014 | 2:08 am
    Moving and Selling: How to Get the Best from Your Home Preparing the interior of your home is just as important as the exterior, especially if you want to do a sale before moving out to a new home. There are a few things you can do to make it happen, but mostly you need […] 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
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    Colordarcy Investment

  • 7 Tips On Buying Profitable Florida Property

    Loxley McKenzie
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:33 am
    Tip 1: Make Sure You Invest In Areas With Strong Rental Demand The most important thing to remember when investing in property is to buy in an area that is in demand. There is really no difference between the sunshine state of Florida, or a row of terraces in Bradford in the UK when it comes to choosing the right area. By right area, we mean one where there is likely to be a good supply of prospective tenants willing to pay the level of rent that will not only cover the cost of your investment, but also generate a decent profit each month. Any rise in the value of the property then becomes a…
  • 5 Main Reasons Why Student Accommodation Makes A Perfect Investment

    Brett Tudor
    7 Sep 2014 | 2:25 am
    I once lived in a five-bedroom house with four other students in what was known as Cardiff’s student village. The house was furnished with second hand furniture, the kind that most people would throw into the nearest rubbish bin and forget about. My friends and I did not care. As for me, I was riding the crest of a wave at just being given that opportunity to study at one of the UK’s leading universities. I thought nothing about paying the old landlord £300 a month for my room. Most students don’t. Then soon it began to dawn on me – a house that holds many books is also a good…
  • Holiday Home Or Investment Property – What’s Right For You?

    Brett Tudor
    7 Sep 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…
  • 10 Good Reasons To Invest In Florida’s Cash Flow Positive Properties

    Loxley McKenzie
    5 Sep 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.
  • Why Is Student Investment Better Than A Typical Buy-To-Let?

    Brett Tudor
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Student property in the UK is all about high rental yields. Investors can invest remotely and have the whole process and hassle removed by the management company who will take care of collecting the rent and any maintenance. There is absolutely zero hassle, and rental returns are higher than from any other buy-to-let investment. Getting a college degree is a minimum requirement to get a good job – it opens more doors. UK universities will continue attracting home and international students. UCAS, the company which deals with applications to Britain’s universities, reported that an…
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    Sydney Server Real Estate

  • Fla. Aug. sales up 4.2% year-to-year, prices up 3.4%

    Florida Realtors® News
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:07 am
    ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 22, 2014 – Florida’s housing market saw higher median prices and a rising inventory in August, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors. Closed sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 21,594 last month, up 4.2 percent over the August 2013 figure. “For several months now, stability and consistency are key trends we’re seeing in Florida’s housing market, as the state’s jobs outlook remains steady and the economy continues to grow,” says 2014 Florida Realtors President Sherri Meadows, CEO and team leader,…
  • NAR: Existing home sales lose a bit of momentum in Aug.

    Florida Realtors® News
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:03 am
    WASHINGTON – Sept. 22, 2014 – After four consecutive months of gains, U.S. existing-home sales slipped in August as cash investors retreated from the market, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Sales increases in the Northeast and Midwest were outweighed by declines in the South and West. Total existing-home sales – completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops – decreased 1.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.05 million in August from a slight downwardly revised 5.14 million in July. Sales are at their…
  • State-backed insurer may put early end to storm tax

    Florida Realtors® News
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:01 am
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Sept. 22, 2014 – A 1 percent charge imposed on most Florida homeowners’ policies to help state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. cover losses from the last of the 2005 hurricanes may come off the books two years early. Citizens’ Board of Governors will be asked Wednesday to put an end date of July 1, 2015, on the storm assessment, which has been slated to continue until June 30, 2017, according a proposal on the board’s agenda. Citizens Chief Financial Officer Jennifer Montero is recommending the change, noting that the state-backed insurer is…
  • FREC announces 2015 real estate scholarships

    Florida Realtors® News
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:59 am
    ORLANDO, Fla. – Sept. 22, 2014 – Know someone interested in a real estate career? The Florida Real Estate Commission’s (FREC) Education and Research Scholarships offers scholarship funding of $1,500 for undergraduates and $2,500 for graduate students working toward a real estate career. But application time is short: The online process opens Sept. 22, 2014, and ends Nov. 3 at noon. Who can apply: Students must be a Florida resident and be attending an accredited Florida college or university. Eligible students must be officially enrolled and pursuing a degree in real estate, or a…
  • Mortgage approval should get easier, lenders say

    Florida Realtors® News
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:36 am
    WASHINGTON – Sept. 19, 2014 – Large lenders expect underwriting standards to ease over the next three months, because they also expect a drop in demand from single-family purchase mortgages, according to Fannie Mae’s third-quarter Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey. The share of lenders who expect purchase mortgage demand to go up over the next three months decreased significantly – between 26 to 33 percentage points depending on loan type. Among those surveyed, larger lenders seem more likely than smaller lenders to ease their credit standards this year, perhaps in an effort to…
 
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    Luxury Property Domains

  • TorontoRealEstate.com sold for $140k

    editor
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Rob Grant, who has one of  the best portfolio of geo-targeted .com Real Estate domains sold TorontoRealEstate.com for  $140,000. Grant told DNJournal.com’s Ron Jackson,  that the Canada based buyer had also purchased OttawaRealEstate.com from him earlier this year. He added that to the best of his knowledge,  TorontoRealEstate.com sale is the highest sale to date for a geo-targeted real estate domain, easily  topping HamptonsRealEstate.com which was sold for $100,000 several years ago to Saunders & Associates. Clearly someone in Canada understands the power of domains, owning…
  • 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. Luxury Real Estate Marketing Tip:   Every facet of your real estate business should communicate Luxury. It starts with your Domain Name. If you sell Luxury property, make sure you domain says Luxury!    View exclusive inventory at LuxuryPropertyDomains.com        
  • LuxuryLiving.com sells for $30,000

    editor
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:31 am
    Every facet of your real estate business should communicate Luxury.  If you sell Luxury property, make sure you domain says Luxury! DomainNameSales.com recently sold LuxuryLiving.com for $30,000 Luxury  Domain Names are valuable assets that attract High-networth buyers and sellers. The right premium Domain Names are a strategic advantage: Traffic, Leads, Trust, Authority, Recall, Sales, $$$$   If you are in the Luxury Market, a Luxury domain name is a clear advantage.  Congratulations to the buyer and seller. Luxury Real Estate Marketing Tip: A clear, descriptive, Luxury Domain Name is…
  • 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…
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    Isle Of Man Property For Sale

  • Planning Applications

    Simon Costain
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:49 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/Xtiwn0
  • Isle of Man Property Sales

    Simon Costain
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:25 am
    Alexander James Wigmore and Margaret Bell, of Derby, bought Booilushag House, Ballajora Hill, Ramsey, for £700,000. via Isle of Man Today - Property Lettings Feed http://ift.tt/XJe7wA
  • Planning Applications

    Simon Costain
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:13 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/1qqCU4R
  • Isle of Man Property Sales

    Simon Costain
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:29 am
    Jonathan Andrew Leigh and Paula Suzanne Leigh, of 29 Bowling Green Road, Castletown, bought Mannin Veen, Shore Road, Castletown for £455,000.It was bought from Julian Garforth and Pauline Mary Garforth. via Isle of Man Today - Property Lettings Feed http://ift.tt/WZL9bl
  • Planning Applications

    Simon Costain
    5 Sep 2014 | 4:05 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/1pwj0zb
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    Frederick Real Estate Online

  • Historic Frederick in Pictures

    Karen Highland
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Pictures of Historic Frederick in Animated Gif: Historic Frederick via Animated Gif. I had a lot of fun putting together this “moving slide show” of historic Frederick sites. Frederick History in Brief Frederick Maryland is a beautiful historic city in central Maryland. The name of the city either came from Frederick Calvert, 6th Lord Baltimore, who offered free land to those who would settle the Monocacy River Valley, or possibly it was named after Frederick the Great, of Prussia. The earliest settlers of the area in the 1600’s were German, and the city was founded in 1745…
  • Virtual Remodeling and Decorating

    Karen Highland
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:56 am
    Virtual Remodeling and Decorating What better way to prepare your Frederick home for sale, or redesign your newly purchased home, than by trying out every possible combination of paint, flooring materials, countertops, fixtures, appliances and furniture? Thanks to today’s technologies, you can do so from your desktop, laptop or your tablet or smartphone. Home Improvement? There’s an app for that! Big Brand Websites It is now possible to view an amazing selection of decorating options by working with the free design software offered on many home-store web sites, 1. On the Home…
  • Frederick County Real Estate Market Snapshot August 2014

    Karen Highland
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:10 am
    Frederick County Real Estate Market Snapshot August 2014 provided by the Highland Group We’re seeing the real estate market in Frederick continue it’s recovery this summer with a steady demand. Here is a snapshot of Frederick County real estate statistics August: For the visual people, a slideshare: Frederick Real Estate Trends for August 2014 Average Home Sales Price:  $302,400: up 4% from last August. Very close to July’s average sales price. Average Single-Family Sales Price:  $338,250 Average Attached Home Sales Price:  $223,700 Median Home Sales Price:  …
  • Smaller But Better Homes Are the Trend For “Boomers”

    Karen Highland
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:31 am
    Boomers Look for Smaller Homes to Do More As economic news and political unrest has been the topic of the headlines over the last few years, the story of the aging population has slipped to the background. Maybe that’s because today’s “baby boomers” aren’t aging in the traditional way. Boomers today are the largest aging demographic in our history, and are making their expectations known; partly because of their demands, smaller but better homes are the trend. Smaller, Better Homes are the Trend As more people plan for retirement, the plans are looking different…
  • Decorating Trend Forecast for 2015

    Karen Highland
    5 Sep 2014 | 7:56 am
    Most homeowners, whether they are thinking of selling or not, have an interest in decorating. Everyone wants to be comfortable in their nest, and that often includes decorating in colors and styles that reflect who they are. Whether you put a lot of thought into your decor, or whether you do a quick makeover, whether you use what you have accumulated over the years, or whether you love to purchase an entire new look, the decorating trend forecast for 2015 will be of interest. Decorating Trends for 2015 for Frederick Homeowners According to Elle Decor – Pantone, House Beautiful, Houzz,…
 
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    Blog

  • Quick Look at CRE Global Fund

    Jonas222
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:37 am
    Financial Advisor published this story from Bloomberg News, which discusses the flurry of activity from investors who are placing capital into non-U.S. real estate companies to the tune of more than $304 million with the SPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate ETF (as of August, according to Bloomberg’s report). read more
  • Secondary Markets

    Jonas222
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:08 am
    As we’ve widely reported previously, investor interest in secondary multifamily markets has trended upward across the country. In our reporting, we discussed land prices, construction prices, and even the ways in which demand has outpaced supply even as core markets and high barrier to entry markets become saturated. Foreign investors, too have shown their support for secondary markets. And now, as the demand has caught up and renters have settled it, we can get a truer picture of rental rates. read more
  • CRE Investor Outlook

    Jonas222
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:50 am
    Secondary and tertiary markets are popular with commercial real estate investors—extremely popular according to KPMG’s report, “2014 Commercial Real Estate Outlook Survey,” which surveyed 100 senior CRE executives in Q2 2014. read more
  • Industrial Activity

    Jonas222
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:37 am
    If the industrial sector is doing fundamentally well, you’d expect rental rates to follow suit. But according to this feature story in National Real Estate Investor, the inverse is occurring. read more
  • What’s behind the office construction activity?

    Jonas222
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:35 am
    Has the office market out-priced itself? According to Bloomberg, office properties are so pricey, landlords aren’t buying—they’re building instead. REITs are in on the action too, to the tune of about $11 billion in new office construction, according to the Bloomberg report.   read more
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    House Flipping School

  • 5 Little Known Ways To Successful Real Estate Investing Success

    Mike LaCava
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:14 am
    Some people think that success is a smooth road to riches. But if you ask any real estate investor, they will tell you that t involves a lot of hard work and plenty of tough decisions to be made. Successful real estate investing is not just a step by step formula that you can use to get rich; it’s a mosaic of thousands of decisions that you organize and execute to achieve your goals. If you break down the steps to successful real estate investing, it might seem like some of them don’t contribute in any way to making money. However, these steps that do not seem to bring back monetary…
  • Exit Strategies | FREE DOWNLOAD

    Mike LaCava
    8 Sep 2014 | 2:58 am
    A lot of people who are new to real estate are fearful of losing money. In house flipping there can be a lot of money on the line and I can understand why people feel the fear. I myself felt fearful at times early on in my house flipping career. Today this thought motivated me to share with you a free downloadable PDF specifically about exit strategies. I chose to share these exit strategies with you because having an exit strategy in place can help alleviate the fear and anxiety felt by newbie investors. An Overview Of The PDF This PDF contains 10 pages of information about exit strategies…
  • 4 Excellent House Flipping Exit Strategies You Should Try

    Mike LaCava
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:54 am
    In real estate investing, especially house flipping, almost everyone is focused on entry strategies as opposed to house flipping exit strategies. Most people are focused on how to find property to flip, how to work with wholesalers, how to wholesale property, working with real estate agents, etc. Having solid house flipping exit strategies can be a life saver but unfortunately, they do not always guarantee that unfortunate things you hadn’t anticipated might happen. Exit strategies are simply back up plans. So if things do not go your way, you have a plan B. The feeling and excitement of…
  • How To Be A Credible House Flipper

    Mike LaCava
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:36 am
    When you declare to the world that you are a house flipper, you should be prepared for an onslaught of criticism. There are a lot of negative connotations associated with the term “house flipping” even though you are a credible house flipper. Banks and the government are not particularly fond of house flippers. This is because house flipping has received so much criticism it has made those who specialize in it face even bigger challenges. So is there anything you can do to maintain your reputation as a credible house flipper? The Negative Side Of House Flipping House flipping does indeed…
  • How To Name A Legitimate Real Estate Business

    Mike LaCava
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:37 am
    You have a real estate business that is doing really well, growing at a really good pace and is doing better than expected. However, there’s only one problem, it has a horrible name. Today’s post won’t be all about investing in real estate or how to flip houses; it will be about how to name a legitimate real estate business. Naming a legitimate real estate business is a dilemma all real estate investors face at some point in their life. How To Create A Real Estate Investing Business No matter how much you think you know or how successful you think you are, you need to keep on improving…
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    Karri Flatla

  • Lethbridge Real Estate Market Update: August 2014

    Karri Flatla
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:38 pm
    City of Lethbridge – Single Family Homes August 2014: Sales to active listings ratio: 18% (114/622) For same month last year: 19% (112/600) Average sale price: $304,458 For same month last year: $284,256 PENDING sales as of this post date: 38 August 2014, Year-to-Date: Total number of sales: 916   For same period last year: 886 Average sale price: $295,025  << +3.4% (!!) [...]
  • I’m a Real Estate Agent, Not a Salesperson. There’s a Difference.

    Karri Flatla
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:56 pm
    When you hire a REALTOR®, you want someone who is great at selling, right? And if you’re listing your home, this might seem like THE most important quality to look for. I suppose that if you don’t mind selling your home for any price in any amount of time with a potentially unending amount of stress… then yes, the SALE [...]
  • Lethbridge Real Estate Market Update: July 2014

    Karri Flatla
    6 Aug 2014 | 12:27 pm
    City of Lethbridge – Single Family Homes July 2014: Sales to active listings ratio: 23% (144/637) For same month last year: 18% (112/637) Average sale price: $296,324 For same month last year: $286,086 PENDING sales as of this post date: 33 July 2014, Year-to-Date: Total number of sales: 802   For same period last year: 774 Average sale price: $293,684  For same period [...]
  • Why There is No ‘Perfect Time’ to List Your Home in Lethbridge

    Karri Flatla
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:53 pm
    Before I got my licence in real estate, I was working with a coach to explore some different career options I was considering. At one point I told my coach that I had always been fascinated by real estate but gee, the market wasn’t very good so maybe that wasn’t such a hot career choice. I’ll [...]
  • 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 [...]
 
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    IXACTContact Blog

  • 6 Key Benefits of Using a Real Estate CRM

    Rich Gaasenbeek
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Check out the below article from Jay Thompson, Zillow’s Directory of Industry Outreach. In the post Jay articulates, extremely well, six important benefits to using a real estate CRM. This is a must-read for every REALTOR®! Keep in mind that you can do everything Jay discusses in this post with IXACT Contact. Enjoy: CRM stands for customer relationship management. To some agents, CRM means software that is designed to help manage clients. Others consider CRM as a philosophy or strategy for how to run a business. Still others view CRM as a process that involves strategy, software and…
  • Real Estate Marketing Ideas

    Michael Churaman
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:15 am
    If you’re looking for some great real estate marketing ideas, you’ve come to the right place! In this post I’m going to outline four of my top ideas for promoting yourself and your business, staying top of mind, and establishing trust and credibility with your real estate sphere of influence (SOI). 1. A monthly real estate newsletter Make sure your CRM for REALTORS® includes a professionally designed and written monthly real estate e-Newsletter. This way, you can benefit from a fantastic way to stay in touch with your database without having to pay an extra fee to a newsletter company…
  • The Little Known Key to Success in Real Estate Sales

    Carrie Gable
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    The highest-earning real estate sales professionals share a common trait. This trait enables them to climb to the top of their markets and remain dominant. Year after year, these upper-percentile performers list and sell more homes than several of their competitors combined! This is all because they are consistent in their marketing, communication, service and relationship management. Consistent marketing, no matter the direction of the real estate industry, is a key element in lead capture. Consistent communication is a critical step in converting prospects to clients. Consistent service and…
  • Choosing The Best Real Estate CRM

    Michael Churaman
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Rich Gaasenbeek, IXACT Contact’s VP of Sales and Marketing, sat down earlier this year with Chris Leader of Leader’s Edge’s Training. Chris is one of the premier real estate sales trainers in North America and advises all his clients to use IXACT Contact. Check out this video where you’ll learn what to look for in a REALTOR® CRM. Learn how to choose the best real estate CRM and why you need one with rich contact profiles, powerful email marketing, and one that adapts to you as you grow your business over time. Learn why you need a #Realtor #CRM that adapts to you as you grow your…
  • What To Do With Email Marketing Lists

    Matthew Collis
    4 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    If you’re wondering what to do with a purchased email list, the answer is don’t use it or upload the email addresses into your real estate contact management system! Purchased email lists are illegal in Canada under the new CASL legislation. In the U.S. it is legal but those who do it quickly realize they’ve made a mistake. Why? It just doesn’t help you. In fact, it could do more harm than good. When you send unsolicited emails to people who have nothing to do with you, you’re likely annoying a whole lot of folks, causing them to quickly hit the delete button or worse, block…
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    Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088

  • Warner Robins MOPS Consignment Sale

    Anita Clark Realtor
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Warner Robins MOPS Consignment Sale The Warner Robins Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is hosting their fall consignment sale this week. That is great news for both single parents and families as they will have an opportunity to save some money and pickup much needed items. In today’s economy, any opportunity to save a few dollars […] The post Warner Robins MOPS Consignment Sale appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • How To Make Your Property More Appealing

    Anita Clark Realtor
    13 Sep 2014 | 11:08 am
    How To Make Your Property More Appealing Wanting to sell your home for a good price and in a reasonable time frame are standard goals for the majority of sellers. However, when you are dealing with a tough real estate market and struggling to break even on a property, you need to do everything you […] The post How To Make Your Property More Appealing appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • Foreclosures in Warner Robins GA in September 2014

    Anita Clark Realtor
    7 Sep 2014 | 11:03 am
    Foreclosures in Warner Robins GA in September 2014 Slowly but surely the REO inventory is dwindling in this city, making it difficult for buyers and investors who are looking for deals in the way of foreclosures in Warner Robins GA in September 2014. At the moment, only 5.6% of the available real estate in Warner […] The post Foreclosures in Warner Robins GA in September 2014 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • Foreclosures in Perry GA in September 2014

    Anita Clark Realtor
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:38 am
    Foreclosures in Perry GA in September 2014 In a bit of a surprise, the number of available foreclosures in Perry GA in September 2014 went up slightly from the previous month. it is not a significant increase as the REO inventory makes up just 3.2% of the available homes in this community right now. With limited […] The post Foreclosures in Perry GA in September 2014 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • Foreclosures in Kathleen GA in September 2014

    Anita Clark Realtor
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:25 am
    Foreclosures in Kathleen GA in September 2014 If you are looking to purchase one the foreclosures in Kathleen GA in September 2014 you will need to act quickly and decisively! There is limited inventory and plenty of buyers and investors out looking for great deals. REO properties in this market are not easy to locate, […] The post Foreclosures in Kathleen GA in September 2014 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
 
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    thelasvegasluxuryhomepro.com

  • Improvements That Help Sell Your Luxury Homes

    Debbie Drummond
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Reports show the luxury home market is heating up.  As noted in the Luxonomist, “U.S. Luxury Homes Are Selling at the Fastest Path in Years“.  The article focuses on the uber expensive $30 Million plus market.  It credits much of it to investors looking for more  Continue ReadingThe post Improvements That Help Sell Your Luxury Homes appeared first on .
  • Las Vegas Real Estate News – What Sold in August 2014

    Debbie Drummond
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    We’ve entered Fall with more homes listed for sale than we’ve had in almost 3 years.  Last month we were at 9518 homes for sale.  In September 2013 we had just over 7300 homes for sale.  We currently have 7690 single family homes plus 2471 condos  Continue ReadingThe post Las Vegas Real Estate News – What Sold in August 2014 appeared first on .
  • Las Vegas High Rise Condos Sold in August 2014

    Debbie Drummond
    5 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    We’re starting Fall with 424 high rise condos listed for sale.  We sold 47 condos in our high rise buildings in August.  Down slightly from the 50 we sold in July and from the 51 we sold in August of 2013.  At the current rate  Continue ReadingThe post Las Vegas High Rise Condos Sold in August 2014 appeared first on .
  • Is it Time to Invest in Residential Real Estate?

    Debbie Drummond
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    National headlines have switched from “Foreclosures” and “Short Sales” to “Rising Home Prices”.  Las Vegas was one of the hardest hit with the housing crisis, but even here prices are up.  Rising prices make some investors wonder if they have missed the boat.  Even traditional  Continue ReadingThe post Is it Time to Invest in Residential Real Estate? appeared first on .
  • Low Ball Offers in Real Estate – Do They Ever Work?

    Debbie Drummond
    16 Aug 2014 | 12:37 pm
    An agent in our office recently complained about receiving an offer that was $50K lower than the list price.  His sellers wanted to counter back $50K higher than the list price.  An equally ridiculous move.  The agent wanted to call the buyer’s agent and suggest  Continue ReadingThe post Low Ball Offers in Real Estate – Do They Ever Work? appeared first on .
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    Real Estate Valuation | IRR on Real Estate blog

  • Seattle’s boom moves beyond multifamily, and tech firms are reshaping Chicago’s Skid Row

    Ray Cirz
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Here are the news stories you might have missed this week: Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce: Seattle’s real estate boom has finally spread beyond apartments Seattle’s commercial real estate boom might be moving on from a multifamily blitz to an office revival.  More than 10,000 apartment units are expected to open this year, but developers are upping the ante by also adding more office space in the next few years.  Though Amazon and Microsoft have …
  • IRR-Lehigh Valley Director Kent Brustlin receives MAI designation

    Joseph Pasquarella
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:44 am
    Integra Realty Resources (IRR) has once again expanded the number of MAI-designated appraisers in our ranks as Kent Brustlin, Director of Integra Realty Resources – Lehigh Valley, becomes the latest IRR expert to receive his MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute.  This honorable designation recognizes appraisers who are experienced in the valuation of commercial, industrial, and residential properties, as well as advising clients on real estate investment decisions. Since joining the firm, Kent has demonstrated …
  • Multifamily market stays hot in Phoenix, and tech firms choose Detroit over San Francisco

    Ray Cirz
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:53 am
    Here are the news stories you might have missed this week: The Wall Street Journal: Phoenix landlords are enjoying the market’s heat The Phoenix area continues to thrive thanks to serious economic recovery occurring in the region.  A strong job market has encourages more than 59,000 people to move to the area in the last year alone, and now the commercial real estate market’s reaping the benefits.  Vacancy rates dropped and rent rates soared due …
  • IRR-Columbus becomes largest team of MAI-designated appraisers in Ohio

    Bruce Daubner
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:55 am
    This month, IRR-Columbus rose to become the top firm in the state for total number of MAI-designated experts as Megan Glosser received her MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute.  Shortly after receiving this honorable award, which acknowledges Megan’s extensive valuation experience and real estate investment advising skills, Megan was promoted to Director of the Columbus office.  Our congratulations to Megan as she joins her 200+ MAI-designated peers at IRR – the largest such team of …
  • Multifamily housings’ growth spurt, and a think tank reimagines Detroit

    Ray Cirz
    5 Sep 2014 | 8:22 am
    Here are the news stories you might have missed this week: CoStar: Ripples from apartment supply wave beginning to impact market fundamentals As young professionals and baby boomers continue to flock to urban centers, developers are jumping on the multifamily bandwagon and churning out new units in key real estate markets.  New York City, Los Angeles, and Honolulu have all seen an uptick in the multifamily housing trend, with developers starting substantial projects in each …
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    The Oatley Team

  • Home of the Week: 2800 Newburg Rd.

    Laura
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:25 am
    The Oatley Team This exceptional executive style home is loaded with history. 2800 Newburg Rd. is the past home of Gen. J. Fred Miles, an original Ashland Oil pioneer and head of the KY Colonels. This home was the site of many lavish Derby Parties in the 1920’s and 1930’s and attended by Bing Crosby. Not only is […] Laura
  • Louisville Aids Walk & Pet Walk

    Laura
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:35 am
    The Oatley Team This Sunday take your family and fur family to the Belvedere for the Louisville Aids Walk and Pet Walk. Walk activities begin at noon and will end by 5 P.M. The kickoff to the walk takes place at 2:00 P.M. You can find the full agenda here. Both the Aids Walk and the Pet Walk […] Laura
  • Jeffersontown Gaslight Festival

    Laura
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:23 pm
    The Oatley Team One of my favorite events in the Fall is the Jeffersontown Gaslight Festival. There is so much to do and it may have events you are not aware of. Tonight, on September 16, they have the annual 5k. The annual run begins at 7 p.m. and you run through the streets of J-town. If you […] Laura
  • Fifth Third Bank’s Dracula

    Laura
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:07 am
    The Oatley Team You know it is time to move on from summer and think about Fall when Fifth Third Bank’s Dracula hits the stage. Dracula begins tomorrow and runs through October 31. The run time is 2 hours and 15 minutes with one intermission. It is a great way to get in the mood for all things […] Laura
  • Home of the Week: 11439 Top Walnut Loop

    Laura
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:31 am
    The Oatley Team This gorgeous home is move in ready! If you are looking for something that you can just move your things in and get settled, look no further. 11439 Top Walnut Loop is a very well maintained home. As you enter this stunning 2 story brick faced home, you will find yourself in the vaulted foyer […] Laura
 
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    Agent Avenue

  • Crafting a quality Google+ post

    John Bunka
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:05 pm
    A few best practices to take advantage of Google+! Best Practices for crafting a Google+ Post. There is no character limit: write longer posts to spark discussions Encourage participation: ask questions and include a call to action! Be responsive: +1 and reply to great comments Post high-res photos to get a larger post in the stream (bonus tip) Mix photo posts with videos or animated gifs to attract attention in Google+ Include hhashtagsto make your posts easier to find #agentavenue Do you any great tips for Google plus? Let us know below! The post Crafting a quality Google+ post appeared…
  • 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…
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    PropertyCluster.com Blog

  • Starting The Real Estate Investing Business The Right Way

    Rebecca
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Some people are drawn towards real estate investing as it promises huge returns while some are naturally inclined to this business as they find their calling in real estate investing. Whatever be your reason for getting into this business, you ought to be prepared and arm yourself with the right knowledge if you wish to ensure success. Money indeed is an important aspect of real estate investing but there are die-hard investors who have established themselves with little or no-money. So you need to be absolutely passionate about the business to succeed, money comes secondary. Image Courtesy…
  • Should You Invest in Commercial or Residential Real Estate?

    Rebecca
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Real estate investment is often more attractive compared to other forms of investment. However, when it comes to real estate, you have a choice between commercial and residential properties. Most people opt for residential properties, as the risks involved are low and this gives them peace of mind. On the other hand, people with great risk appetite can opt for commercial real estate. But, before you decide which type of investment is right for you, take time to understand the difference between the two types of real estate. This will help you make an informed decision, so that you get the…
  • Things You Must Tell Prospective Buyers When Selling Your Home

    Rebecca
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:27 am
    Earlier when people used to buy homes, they were told to be careful as sellers were under no obligation to tell buyers about flaws or problems with the house. As a buyer, you had to be responsible for finding out everything about the house, zoning laws and defects and problems. Thankfully, over the years things have changed and now majority of the states have laws that protect the buyer. So, if you are a homeowner and intend selling your home, make sure you know the major defects in your home. If you do not inform the buyer about these defects, it is illegal and can result in a lawsuit. You…
  • Why Landlords Need to Be Maintain a Rainy Day Fund

    Rebecca
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:32 am
    A landlord’s job does not end after renting out the property to a tenant. It rather begins from there as he will now have to look after the repairs and maintenance requests that the tenants would make. Alongside, he also has to make efforts to maintain a healthy relationship with the tenant. Image Courtesy of jscreationzs / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Despite all the regular maintenance you would be doing for your property, certain repairs and other costs always come in unexpected and you need to be prepared to deal with these financially. To be a successful landlord in the long term it…
  • 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…
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    Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors

  • Getting Great Deals On The MLS

    Andrew Syrios
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:58 am
    When I first started in real estate investment, I thought that there were no deals worth buying to be found on the MLS. This was partially because I started investing in Eugene, Oregon. High-priced cities on the coasts are often very challenging to invest in, especially with the MLS. However, when I moved to Kansas [...]Getting Great Deals On The MLS is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • Mobile Home Investor Buyer Beware

    John Fedro
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:06 am
    The three red flags below have all been costly mistakes that I have made myself over the past decade investing in these homes. Some of these mistakes I am still living with now as some homes are still located in these less-than-ideal parks. Below you will read some tips to avoid buying a mobile home lemon.Mobile Home Investor Buyer Beware is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • How To Start Investing In Real Estate With Solo 401K

    Dmitriy Fomichenko
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    A lot of people are misguided when it comes to where they should put their retirement money, and what they should do with it. Keen investors can tell you that the IRS has always allowed any form of real estate to be held within a Solo 401k retirement account. The only time this is not [...]How To Start Investing In Real Estate With Solo 401K is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • To Manage Yourself Or To Hire A Manager?

    Andrew Syrios
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Any buy and hold investor must ask themselves a very important question about who will manage their properties. Management should never be an afterthought. Property management can make or break you and every buy and hold investor must be very careful when making decisions about how to move forward with it. So do you manage [...]To Manage Yourself Or To Hire A Manager? is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • 4 Keys To Success With Vacation Rentals. Part 1

    Trevor Wisniewski
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    I was reading some “advice” on vacation rentals somewhere on the internet. I recall it told the reader to list their vacation home for rent through the big #1 vacation rental advertising website to get renters. Agreed, this of course is a good first step. Next, the article said to go out and get your [...]4 Keys To Success With Vacation Rentals. Part 1 is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
 
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    Philadelphia Real Estate Blog

  • Deconstruction continues on 1100 block of Chestnut

    22 Sep 2014 | 2:38 pm
    We've been following the dismantling of the row of structures from 1112 to 1124 Chestnut Street in Washington Square West, and the hollowing out of 1126-28, in preparation for Brickstone Realty's mixed-use residential/retail project that will occupy most of the south side of the 1100 block with more than a little interest. On our last pass, we observed the elimination of a modest monument to this city's Midcentury Modern architectural heritage and the revelation of a bit of retail history slighted on Wikipedia. That history remains intact and visible, but almost all of the rest of the…
  • Lunchtime Quick Hits

    22 Sep 2014 | 9:24 am
    The bad news: Existing-home sales fell in August. The good news: a bigger drop in sales of distressed properties and cash transactions makes the road to homeownership smoother for actual home buyers; Center City will gain some jobs as construction-services firm Hill International moves its global headquarters from Marlton across the river to One Commerce Square; the French operator of the observation deck at Montparnasse 56 is on the verge of doing the same thing at One Liberty 57; and if the folks in Chester could recycle a handsome neo-Classical PECO generating station, why can't we?
  • Townhomes to rise on cleared lot on Bainbridge Street

    22 Sep 2014 | 5:08 am
    A few months back, we reported on the demolition of a small structure on this lot at 739 Bainbridge Street in Bella Vista. At the time, no information was available about the lot's future. Now, there is. The banner in this photo announces that this lot, which runs through to Kater Street and includes the already vacant lot next door at 741 Bainbridge, will soon sprout seven custom townhomes. Each unit will have four bedrooms, four bathrooms and roof decks. According to Licenses and Inspections permit data, project architect Serratore & Co. filed for and received on Sept. 15 a zoning…
  • Phabulous Philly Home of the Week: 1106 Fitzwater St.

    21 Sep 2014 | 6:19 am
    This bright and roomy home in Hawthorne has it all - a great location. plenty of space, and up-to-date features. You'll find this home nicely fitted out, with hardwood floors, dual-zone heating and cooling, high ceilings and recessed lighting throughout, along with energy-saving ceiling fans in the bedrooms. On the first floor, behind the one-car garage, is a spacious in-law/guest bedroom suite with plenty of closet space, its own tiled full bath, and a spiral staircase connecting it to the main floor. Upstairs, on that main floor, is a sunny living/dining room that's perfect for indoor…
  • Buildings Then and Now: An orphanage that became music to University City

    20 Sep 2014 | 4:17 pm
    By Matt Stringer Little girls called it home. They had to call it that, because they didn't have the most basic need of every girl: a Mom, Dad, or even a caretaker. These girls had nothing; they were orphans. But Philadelphia didn't leave them to be abducted and turned into thieves like Nancy was by evil Fagin in "Oliver Twist." Instead, it built a beautiful Italianate orphanage at 201 S. 34th St. in 1892, right in the heart of what is now University City — the Foulke and Long Institute for Orphaned Girls of Soldiers and Firemen. The girls might not have had much, but at least they had a…
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    The Truth About Mortgage.com

  • Are Mortgage Calculators Actually Accurate?

    Colin Robertson
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Time for more mortgage Q&A: “Are mortgage calculators accurate?” Just about anyone looking to buy a property or refinance will rely upon a calculator to get a better understanding of what their monthly payment might be. But not all mortgage calculators are created equal – in fact, some totally miss the mark. For that reason, [&hellip
  • Don’t Freak Out About the Recent Mortgage Rate ‘Spike’

    Colin Robertson
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:33 am
    Queue the panic. Mortgage rates have officially spiked and the media is all over it. Yep, the average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage increased from 4.05% to 4.19% this week, per Zillow’s weekly survey. Over at Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed climbed to 4.23% this week from 4.12% last week, the highest level since [&hellip
  • Here Are the Many Reasons Why Renters Rent

    Colin Robertson
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:01 pm
    The whole rent vs. own argument can be pretty polarizing. There are those that liken renting to throwing money down the drain, while others think homeownership is a huge waste of time and money. The latter group will tell you that home prices don’t even appreciate that much if you consider inflation. Or they’ll warn [&hellip
  • New Bill Would Fix Mortgage Victims’ Credit Reports, Shorten Time Period Foreclosures Are Reported

    Colin Robertson
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:43 pm
    A new bill introduced today by Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) aims to make sweeping changes to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). In a news release, she noted that credit reports have become far too important to contain widespread errors and inaccuracies, given the fact that they’re used to extend mortgages and homeowners insurance, and [&hellip
  • 97% of Teens Believe They Will Own a Home One Day

    Colin Robertson
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Several months ago, I thanked Millennials for their faith in real estate, seeing that Gen X isn’t a huge fan at the moment. But looking back, it appears that Generation Z is even more promising. While there have been recent fears that homeownership is no longer a part of the American Dream, or even an [&hellip
 
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    Beazer Homes Blog

  • What To Know About Putting A Down Payment On A Home

    Beazer Homes
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:34 am
    How much of a down payment should I make? Where can my loan funds come from? These are just a couple of the most common questions that we hear from potential home buyers as we begin to assist them with navigating through the buying process. Here are a few answers to these questions so that you may make the most informed decision possible regarding your down payment. Should I put more than the minimum down on an FHA purchase? FHA mortgage loans allow for borrowers with less than perfect credit to purchase a home with a down payment of only 3.5% of the purchase price. As a result of credit…
  • Fixed-Rate vs. Variable-Rate: Know The Difference For Your Home Loan

    Beazer Homes
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:40 am
    Understanding the types of mortgage options you have is an important part of buying a new home. One decision you will face is choosing between a variable-rate loan or a fixed-rate loan. Knowing the differences between each type of loan can save you money in either the long-term, or the short-term, depending on which will best fit your needs. Fixed-Rate Loans A fixed rate loan keeps the same interest rate throughout the entire term of the loan. The benefit to this type of loan is that you will pay exactly the same amount on the note itself from your first payment to your last payment. Whether…
  • 4 Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation

    Beazer Homes
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:45 am
    When shopping for a new home, Energy efficiency is one of the main factors considered. With that in mind, Beazer Homes takes additional steps to ensure our homes meet the latest ENERGY STAR® requirements. Every Beazer home is built to ENERGY STAR standards, is tested, and receives an individual  ENERGY STAR certification. This means that Beazer homes are built to conserve energy and reduce your monthly costs. For example, Beazer Homes in the Houston, TX area are currently built with spray foam insulation which saves on energy costs and lowers utility bills.  Studies by the US Department of…
  • Find The Beazer Smart Car in Gwinnett County And You Could Win

    Beazer Homes
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:46 pm
    With every Beazer home being built to the latest ENERGY STAR ® standards, it’s no secret that Beazer Homes takes energy efficiency seriously. Therefore, you may find our New Home Counselor’s driving around town in a Beazer Smart Car! As our Beazer Atlanta team gears up for the Grand Opening of Gwinnett County’s newest community—Kensington, they want you to join-in on the festivities. Find the Beazer Smart Car that has been strategically placed in the Hamilton Mill area and you could win! It’s easy to enter. When you see the Beazer Mobile in the Hamilton Mill area snap a photo and…
  • Benefits Of Incorporating Ceiling Fans Into Your New Home

    Beazer Homes
    7 Aug 2014 | 11:06 am
    There many benefits of incorporating ceiling fans into your new home. While it’s nice during these hot summer months to add an extra source of air to a room, ceiling fans add-value year round because they are energy efficient, stylish, and can provide an additional light source.    Energy Efficient- Ceiling fans allow rooms to feel cooler than they actually are. During these hot months, turn on your fan before your air conditioner. You’ll likely notice a lower energy bill when your statement arrives.     Stylish- Ceiling fans are an inexpensive way to give a room an upgraded sense of…
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    Atlanta Real Estate Forum

  • Time Running Out at Popular Highlands of Sandy Springs Community

    The Providence Group
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Construction in the final phase at Highlands of Sandy Springs is well underway, but with just 15 homes remaining, time is quickly running out for buyers to call the North Fulton community home. With luxury townhomes priced from the $280,000s and a fantastic buyer’s incentive* going on NOW, The Providence Group’s remaining homes at Highlands [...]
  • Edward Andrews Homes Launches the EA Elite Realtor Program

    Edward Andrews Homes
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:24 pm
    This month, Edward Andrews Homes is launching the EA Elite Realtor Program, a special incentive program for Realtors who sell Edward Andrews Homes properties through Dec. 30, 2015. EA Elite participants qualify for upfront commission incentives, relocation incentives and cash bonuses; plus, they will have access to exclusive community previews, continuing education opportunities and sales [...]
  • Call Woodstock Home at Piedmont Residential’s Townview Commons Community

    Piedmont Residential
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:58 am
    Home buyers searching for the perfect place to call home near downtown Woodstock now have new opportunities at Piedmont Residential’s Townview Commons community. Located just off of Highway 92, this quaint community offers 33 new homes in a quiet, peaceful setting. At Townview Commons, buyers will find four unique two-story home designs that offer three of [...]
  • Windsong Properties Participates in Run at Work Day

    Windsong Properties
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:53 am
    Last Friday, Sept. 19, the Windsong Properties team laced up their tennis shoes and pinned on race numbers to gear up for Run at Work Day. Promoted by the Road Runners Club of America, this nationwide effort was established to encourage daily exercise. Once Becky Knight, purchasing assistant at Windsong Properties and avid runner, heard about [...]
  • New Decatur Home Offers Walkable Lifestyle

    Monte Hewett Homes
    21 Sep 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Home buyers searching for the ultimate walkable lifestyle will love the location of Monte Hewett Homes’ Park Overlook community. Situated just south of the Decatur Square, Park Overlook has only one opportunity remaining. With its intown location, residents can enjoy having easy access to a variety of attractions, including numerous restaurants, cafes and parks that are [...]
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    louisvillegalsrealestateblog.com

  • The Importance of Automation and Systems in Your REI Business

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
      A while back, I was asked by Mike Simmons if I would be a contributor for a series of posts that he was doing for his blog “Just Start Real Estate”. If you’re not familiar with Mike’s site, he does a daily podcast just for new investors.  I highly recommend that you check it […] The post The Importance of Automation and Systems in Your REI Business appeared first on .
  • Successful Women In Real Estate Investing – Iman Yusef-Yahya – Philly Wholesaler

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:58 pm
    In the spotlight for today’s “Successful Women In Real Estate Investing” is that “Philly Wholesaler Chick” Iman Yusef-Yahya.  She is a wholesaler in the Philadelphia area that specializes in inner city properties. Iman is a full time real estate investor, mentor and coach in Philadelphia, PA.  Like me, she is a mentor and a coach […] The post Successful Women In Real Estate Investing – Iman Yusef-Yahya – Philly Wholesaler appeared first on .
  • Probate Investing Podcast with Sharon Vornholt and Michael Quarles

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:21 pm
      A few weeks ago I was asked to do a guest podcast with Michael Quarles over at Buy Sell Fix Flip. You might remember that Michael is also the owner of YellowLetters.com which happens to be the direct mail company that I use in my business. I like talking real estate, and I especially like […] The post Probate Investing Podcast with Sharon Vornholt and Michael Quarles appeared first on .
  • Mark Ferguson – Realtor-Investor- Podcast Episode #30

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:59 am
      Did you ever wonder what the pros and cons were for a real estate investor when it came to getting your real estate license?  I know that it can be kind of like a dance; knowing just how navigate these two very different yet related “hats” that some folks wear. My guest today has […] The post Mark Ferguson – Realtor-Investor- Podcast Episode #30 appeared first on .
  • Successful Women in Real Estate Investing – Susan Lassiter-Lyons – Real Estate Expert

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:59 am
      I have to tell you; I love doing this series on “Successful Women In Real Estate Investing”. I am on a mission to change the way so many women think about this business.  It is traditionally viewed as being a “man’s business”, but there are so many women quietly (or not so quietly in […] The post Successful Women in Real Estate Investing – Susan Lassiter-Lyons – Real Estate Expert appeared first on .
 
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    News

  • Spanish property sees light at end of tunnel

    22 Sep 2014 | 11:05 am
    La Pedrera (Casa Milà), Barcelona Photo: Riccardo Romano More countries recorded a rise in house prices in the year to June than at any point since the start of the global financial crisis, according to Knight Frank's Global House Price Index, but Europe’s mainstream housing market is still lagging behind. Dubai topped annual growth for the fifth quarter in a row, with prices soaring 24 per cent (albeit slower than the 27.7 per cent recorded in the year to March 2014). Ireland's property prices climbed from 54th position in Q3 2012 to third place, with growth of 12.5 per cent in…
  • Blame government not developers, says property chief

    22 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    One the Elephant, a new development in Elephant and Castle Photo: www.onetheelephant.comThe article in the newspaper quotes former chief planner of the City of London, Peter Rees, as saying that the big banks are no longer in control of London: "Now it’s the big house-builders. We’ve gone from being ruled by Barclay’s bank to being controlled by Berkeley homes.""They have been accompanied, and often outbid, by a newer kind of international development force, supercharged by the untold riches of sovereign wealth funds, national pension funds and the gushing pump of…
  • A Lidl goes a long way when it comes to house prices

    22 Sep 2014 | 10:07 am
    Photo: Klara_Bella They may be best known as budget supermarkets, but a Lidl can go a long when it comes to British property prices, according to new research.It’s well documented that when a Waitrose or Marks & Spencer opens in an area, property prices are boosted as buyers, particularly more affluent buyers, are attracted to the area. One agent, though, has found a similar lift occurs even at the low end of the groceries chain.Housesimple.co.uk compared the value of homes in postcodes that contain a Lidl compared to those who don't and found that properties are an average of 19…
  • London to lead European hotel sector into 2015

    22 Sep 2014 | 9:56 am
    Photo: Luke HayterThe firm's European Cities Hotel Forecast for 2014 and 2015 forecasts that the UK capital will be second for RevPAR growth during 2014 and first during 2015, with 3.8 per cent and 5.2 per cent respectively, ahead of the 17 other leading European cities the report covers.  The figures follow a positive year for London's hotel sector during 2013. Average daily rate of hotels in the capital rose by 12.7 per cent across the year, from £122.70 during Q1 to £138.26 by the end of the year, based on data from Statista. At the same time, Statista's figures show that…
  • Bali and Cape Town offer biggest bang for Brit bucks

    22 Sep 2014 | 9:32 am
    Bali, Indonesia Photo: Kenny Teo The Long Haul report reveals that the two destinations have retained their places as the best value winter sun destinations, despite big price swings up and down in many countries around the world.The financial figures from Travelbag consider a range of tourist staples, such as meals and drinks, and found that 10 of them have seen prices fall 9 per cent since last year to £40, making it more affordable than Cape Town (£47).Indeed, the weak Indonesian rupiah has helped with local price falls to make Bali cheaper than a third of the most expensive…
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    Hilton Head Real Estate Blog

  • Palmetto Previews - September 2014

    15 Sep 2014 | 6:11 am
    If you are one of the 2.5 million visitors who crossed the bridge to Hilton Head Island for a vacation this year, chances are you have entertained the idea of living here. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or an annual guest, maybe you are wondering what it would be like to plant your feet more firmly in the sand. If you already own a piece of paradise, read on and count your blessings. Life in the Lowcountry centers on three important values: nature, convenience and community. Often billed as the nation’s first environmentally sensitive, “eco-planned” resort, in spite of its steady…
  • Transportation In Palmetto Dunes and Shelter Cove

    5 Sep 2014 | 7:56 am
    Hilton Head Island was developed and remains a destination for many to come and enjoy the amenities of the island; beaches, golf, tennis, kayaking, shops, restaurants, the list goes on and on.  When traveling to the area some enjoy driving while others prefer to fly.  If your party consists of more than yourself, driving or flying leaves you with a dilemma, one vehicle. What are you going to do if dad wants to go golf and mom and the kids want to go to the beach?   Or, the ladies in the party want to play tennis and the men want to go shopping? You didn’t go on vacation so you could…
  • Things to See and Do on Hilton Head Island

    4 Sep 2014 | 6:32 am
    BUBBLE GUM CRUISE WITH GREGG RUSSELL IN HARBOURTOWN SEA PINES RESORT When my potential buyers and clients say that Hilton Head Island style of living is too expensive, I tell them you can do as little as you want to do or spend as much as you want to. The main beauty and advantages of Hilton Head are free.   The salt air, the sunshine, the moonbeams, Spanish Moss, the sand and sea. I went on the first of the season “Bubble Gum Cruise” with Gregg Russell in Harbourtown in Sea Pines this morning with my granddaughter. We saw dolphins and their babies that were just born this spring…
  • Living on Hilton Head Island

    3 Sep 2014 | 6:21 am
    Hilton Head is a great place to visit and a fantastic place to call home  Every time I go away and come back when I go over the bridge I’m awed by the beauty and so thankful that I’m lucky enough to live here.  It was developed by a man who had a vision – a vision to develop land but keep it in harmony with nature.  Fortunately, our town leaders have maintained it that way and we don’t have neon signs and high rises all along the beach.  Since the island was developed in the 50’s right now there is revitalization taking place.  The big hotels, the beach areas, golf clubs, and…
  • Shannon Tanner makes a life moment to remember at Shelter Cove Harbour

    2 Sep 2014 | 11:43 am
    Matthew Branham  originally from S. C. but has been living in Utah for over 20 years with his wonderful family.  They always flew or drove to Hilton Head every year and one of their family traditions was to hear Shannon Tanner at Shelter Cove Harbour. This year was a little bit different.  Matthew has been in the military for over 27 years and he was just  returning from a tour in Afghanistan and he wanted to surprise his children ages 17, 10, and 8 whom he hasn’t seen for almost 9-10 months at the Shannon Tanner show.   He wanted this to be a special surprise because he found out his…
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    Total Relocation Services

  • 6 Valuable Reasons to Justify the Importance of a Moving Company

    admin
    5 Sep 2014 | 12:23 am
    Relocation is a complicated event because no one likes packing and moving, especially due to busy and hectic daily schedule. It can give people many restless days and nights. However, it doesn’t mean that you should start feeling dizzy and stop planning things ahead. In such circumstances, you must realize the role of a professional company and facts written below will justify their importance. 1. These companies can provide you a check-list to ensure that you don’t miss out on any of your valuable items. They will also draw a plan of action to get everything organized in a perfect…
  • 6 Valuable Reasons to Justify the Importance of a Moving Company

    admin
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:41 am
    Relocation is a complicated event because no one likes packing and moving, especially due to busy and hectic daily schedule. It can give people many restless days and nights. However, it doesn’t mean that you should start feeling dizzy and stop planning things ahead. In such circumstances, you must realize the role of a professional company and facts written below will justify their importance. 1. These companies can provide you a check-list to ensure that you don’t miss out on any of your valuable items. They will also draw a plan of action to get everything organized in a perfect…
  • Why corporate moving services are considered a blessing?

    admin
    15 Aug 2014 | 11:21 pm
    Change should be welcomed, because it gives us the opportunity to get rid of dull routine. At some stage, business relocation becomes mandatory for many companies when it comes to their expansion. However, relocation is considered to be a stressful event for majority of the people, especially when it comes to a corporate move. Today, in such events, you don’t need to worry much and appreciation goes to professional corporate relocation services in New York. Following are the reasons why these services are considered as a blessing: Safe transfer is the aim of every organization and corporate…
  • 10 questions you must ask from a commercial mover company

    admin
    5 Aug 2014 | 5:41 am
    Shifting office is a major event and can be an overwhelming. It is natural to experience anxiety and sleepless nights as you approach towards the day of shift. There are plenty of things such as furniture, computers, fittings, and number of files that you want to be carefully handled. However, if you have decided that the move is mandatory, it is time for you to plant the move instead of feeling dizzy. In such events, it is critically important for you to seek help from a professional office moving NYC company to get it all organized. However, there are many important questions to ask before…
  • 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…
 
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    Tholco Real Estate Group

  • 7 Tips For an Awesome Home Office

    Jason Thoele
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Whether your home office is designated space for running a business, an occasional telecommute, or simply a nook for paying bills, you deserve more than a metal desk and extra chair stuffed into a spare corner. Why? You’ll want a space where you want to burn the midnight oil. Here are seven tips for creating a charming, practical work space. Location, location, location. You’ll likely spend many hours in your home office, so don’t stiff yourself on space (e.g. squishing a tiny desk into a windowless closet to preserve the rarely-used guest room). Do you work best in the thick of…
  • Agent Spotlight Brian Hicks!

    Carrie Cullifer
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:39 am
    Brian Hicks CalBRE#01866337  (661) 477-4357 brian.hicks933@gmail.com  www.brianhicksrealty.com  “As a graduate of CSUB and having over 20 years experience in financial analysis in contract negotiations I am able to provide you a solid business and marketing plan that will help maximize your financial position in the sale of your home in today’s “Crazy Market”. I enjoy saving home owners so much of their hard earned money when representing them. I look forward to helping you in any way possible. Always feel free to call, text or email me. Thanks and I look forward to assisting in…
  • Getting Ready to Sell

    Jason Thoele
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Check all of your windows to make sure they open and close easily. If not, a spray of WD40 often helps. Make sure there are no cracked or broken windowpanes. If there are, replace them before you begin showing your home. Do the same things with the doors – make sure they open and close properly, without creaking. If they do, a shot of WD40 on the hinges usually makes the creak go away. Be sure the doorknobs turn easily, and that they are cleaned and polished to look sharp. As buyers go from room to room, someone opens each door and you want to do everything necessary to create a positive…
  • Agent Spotlight Tracy Boughton!

    Carrie Cullifer
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Tracy Boughton CalBRE#01815925  (661) 619-6679 tnboughton@gmail.com  www.tholcorealestategroup.com/tracyboughton I am the golfing Realtor I have been in Kern County since the 1992 Originally from Sacramento. I have been buying and selling Real Estate since the early 80’s, I got my license in 2007. When it comes to your Real Estate needs I am your guy simply because I will keep you informed about the Real Estate market so you can have good (realistic) expectations. I will help you with most of your Real Estate needs whether you are looking to sell or buy. -Tracy Boughton
  • Welcome Jerry Diaz De Leon to Tholco Real Estate Group!

    Carrie Cullifer
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Jerry Diaz De Leon CalBRE#01953429 (661)889-1985 jerryddl@hotmail.com www.tholcorealestategroup.com/jerrydiazdeleon We would like to Welcome Jerry Diaz De Leon to our team! We are very excited to have him on board and look forward to working together for many years!
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    Tholco Real Estate Group

  • 7 Tips For an Awesome Home Office

    Jason Thoele
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Whether your home office is designated space for running a business, an occasional telecommute, or simply a nook for paying bills, you deserve more than a metal desk and extra chair stuffed into a spare corner. Why? You’ll want a space where you want to burn the midnight oil. Here are seven tips for creating a charming, practical work space. Location, location, location. You’ll likely spend many hours in your home office, so don’t stiff yourself on space (e.g. squishing a tiny desk into a windowless closet to preserve the rarely-used guest room). Do you work best in the thick of…
  • Agent Spotlight Brian Hicks!

    Carrie Cullifer
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:39 am
    Brian Hicks CalBRE#01866337  (661) 477-4357 brian.hicks933@gmail.com  www.brianhicksrealty.com  “As a graduate of CSUB and having over 20 years experience in financial analysis in contract negotiations I am able to provide you a solid business and marketing plan that will help maximize your financial position in the sale of your home in today’s “Crazy Market”. I enjoy saving home owners so much of their hard earned money when representing them. I look forward to helping you in any way possible. Always feel free to call, text or email me. Thanks and I look forward to assisting in…
  • Getting Ready to Sell

    Jason Thoele
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Check all of your windows to make sure they open and close easily. If not, a spray of WD40 often helps. Make sure there are no cracked or broken windowpanes. If there are, replace them before you begin showing your home. Do the same things with the doors – make sure they open and close properly, without creaking. If they do, a shot of WD40 on the hinges usually makes the creak go away. Be sure the doorknobs turn easily, and that they are cleaned and polished to look sharp. As buyers go from room to room, someone opens each door and you want to do everything necessary to create a positive…
  • Agent Spotlight Tracy Boughton!

    Carrie Cullifer
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Tracy Boughton CalBRE#01815925  (661) 619-6679 tnboughton@gmail.com  www.tholcorealestategroup.com/tracyboughton I am the golfing Realtor I have been in Kern County since the 1992 Originally from Sacramento. I have been buying and selling Real Estate since the early 80’s, I got my license in 2007. When it comes to your Real Estate needs I am your guy simply because I will keep you informed about the Real Estate market so you can have good (realistic) expectations. I will help you with most of your Real Estate needs whether you are looking to sell or buy. -Tracy Boughton
  • Welcome Jerry Diaz De Leon to Tholco Real Estate Group!

    Carrie Cullifer
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Jerry Diaz De Leon CalBRE#01953429 (661)889-1985 jerryddl@hotmail.com www.tholcorealestategroup.com/jerrydiazdeleon We would like to Welcome Jerry Diaz De Leon to our team! We are very excited to have him on board and look forward to working together for many years!
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    Dana Point Real Estate | Aliso Viejo Real Estate | Laguna Niguel Real Estate | Orange County Real Estate

  • Aliso Viejo Real Estate Report – September 2014

    949hometeam
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Aliso Viejo Real Estate Report Aliso Viejo Real Estate at a Glance: based on all the data we are clearly in a slow and steady stable market here in Aliso Viejo. Expect all the major indicators to stay within a relatively…Read more ›Aliso Viejo Real Estate Report – September 2014 is a post from: Dana Point Real Estate
  • Dana Point Real Estate Report September 2014

    949hometeam
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Dana Point Real Estate Report Dana Point Real Estate at a Glance: Dana Point sailed through the stable steady market like the rest of Orange County. South Orange County Real Estate General Economic Conditions: All major indicators point to us being in…Read more ›Dana Point Real Estate Report September 2014 is a post from: Dana Point Real Estate
  • Orange County Real Estate Report September 2014

    949hometeam
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Orange County Real Estate – the stable steady market sails through summer With summer coming to a close it is clear to see we are in a slow and steady stable market with all the major indicators remaining within a small…Read more ›Orange County Real Estate Report September 2014 is a post from: Dana Point Real Estate
  • GOAL – Coaching U8 AYSO soccer in Aliso Viejo

    949hometeam
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:35 am
    Fall is just around the corner and so is the start of the AYSO fall soccer season.  It’s been a long time since I coached my daughter as she manned the goal and AYSO occupied space on my calendar but…Read more ›GOAL – Coaching U8 AYSO soccer in Aliso Viejo is a post from: Dana Point Real Estate
  • Orange County Real Estate – Let’s Talk Real Estate

    949hometeam
    6 Aug 2014 | 12:34 pm
    I got to admit I love it when I get calls from clients asking me to go over the current real estate market with them.  One of my favorite parts of my real estate career is counseling clients on the…Read more ›Orange County Real Estate – Let’s Talk Real Estate is a post from: Dana Point Real Estate
 
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    Climate Plus

  • Tankless Water Heater Maintenance in Bayonne

    admin
    4 Sep 2014 | 9:36 am
    So you’ve made the switch to tankless: congrats!  Now you’re enjoying energy savings, unlimited hot water, and a more efficient heating system.  The typical warranty on a tankless water heater is between 15 and 20 years, far greater than the typical 6 year warranty you get with a tank-type.  But how do you make sure it last that full lifespan? Because tankless heating sends water through a coil for perpetual heating rather than storing cooled water, there’s no storage tank to break, no thermostat pre-set to adjust, and no magnesium corrosion to worry about!  This means…
  • Tankless Water Heaters in Clifton

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    So what are the advantages of tankless water heaters?  Many Americans have been making the switch, but what exactly are they switching to?  We mentioned on this blog last week that the difference between conventional and tankless water heating is the storage tank: whereas conventional heating stores hot water at a pre-set temperature, tankless water heats your water on-demand in a series of coils.  That means you don’t waste energy on water that you don’t use, and also that there’s no limit to the hot water your family can use — meaning no more cold showers. …
  • Tankless Water Heaters in Passaic

    admin
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:16 am
    Does your home have a traditional water heater?  If so, you may have heard some people start to talk about making a switch from conventional to “tankless”; maybe it’s been recommended to you, or maybe other people like yourself who live in older houses have mentioned their recent upgrade.  More and more Americans are making the permanent crossover from tank-type to tankless water heaters — but why?  There has to be a reason why the tank-type heaters are  “traditional,” right?  Why is this becoming an issue all of the sudden? The crux of this whole water…
  • What Are the Reasons for Using an Air Purifier?

    admin
    4 Apr 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Did you know that indoor air pollution can be up to 10 times worse than outdoor air pollution? Considering all the chemicals we use to clean our homes, dust accumulation, and circulating air, no wonder indoor air pollution is a serious problem! In fact, the World Health Organization has released a study estimating that approximately 3 billion people in the world unknowingly suffer from indoor air pollution. Whether it’s asthma, allegories, or something more severe, indoor air pollution is a serious problem that homeowners and commercial business owners alike should consider.  Indoor air…
  • Central Air vs. Window Units: Which to Choose?

    admin
    4 Apr 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Summertime is here! Whether it’s lounging in your swimming pool or driving to the beach, people everywhere are looking for ways to stay cool over the entire summer. With temperatures regularly exceeding 90°F in the northeast during the summer months, it’s important to have a plan for keeping your family cool. The two main options for homeowners are: Central Air Conditioning Units Window Air Conditioning Units Central Air vs. Window Units Homeowners in New Jersey and the greater northeast often debate which unit is better for their home, asking, “Should we get central air or a window…
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    Lucy Kelts

  • Arts & Craft Show in Old Town

    Lucy Kelts Blogger
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:52 pm
    Get excited to be immersed into an amazing sensory overload as the streets of Old Town San Diego transform into a beautiful art display at this year’s Art & Craft Show Old Town San Diego. This free weekend event will take place on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Sunday, October 5, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The Art & Craft Show Old Town San Diego features contemporary artists, fine craft, fashion and home décor artisans. This event brings together the essence of Southern California; beautiful San Diego weather, the Flavors of Old Town international…
  • 17240 Turf Club Drive

    Lucy Kelts
    14 Sep 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Positioned to capture and enjoy the ultimate views of the Crosby Signature 16th fairway and waterways and vistas beyond.  Incomparable VIEWS!  Pristine interiors, very lightly lived in and offering the highly desirable floorplan with 3BR suites–all enjoying privacy.  Master suite on 1st level, 2BR suites up.  Optional 4th BR or library or formal dining room down.  Beautiful natural light throughout!!! Crosby Association includes guard gated entrances, lakes, biking/hiking trails, private streets, playground and passive recreational areas. Crosby Country Club (separate membership…
  • Black Tie Boxing Fundraising Event Scheduled in Rancho Santa Fe on September 20

    Lucy Kelts Blogger
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:52 pm
    The world of Olympic boxing is heading to Rancho Santa Fe this month, all in the name of raising money for a pair of very important charities. Charles C. Butler, owner of Rancho Santa Fe Motor Club & Storage, will host a “Black Tie Brawl” fundraising event from 6:30-10 p.m. Saturday, September 20, at the private social club at 3270 Corporate View Drive in Vista, reports the Ranch Santa Fe Review. It will be an exclusive evening for the well-heeled, tucked behind the hills of Rancho Santa Fe. A high security compound normally used to house some of the city’s rarest car…
  • 10th Annual San Diego Restaurant Week

    Lucy Kelts Blogger
    5 Sep 2014 | 10:18 am
    From September 21-26, foodies will eat their way through more than 180 participating restaurants throughout San Diego. Leave the cooking to someone else and join over 140,000 diners in the celebration of Restaurant Week and indulge in discounted prix fixe menus including two-course lunches priced at $10, $15, and $20 and three-course dinners are $25, $35, or $45. No tickets necessary for this event, just make reservations for any of the participating locations, show up, choose from their prix-fixe menu and let your taste buds enjoy! This countywide affair gives foodies the chance to…
  • Mojalet Summer Series: Opus Muxtus.dance

    Lucy Kelts Blogger
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:49 am
      North County-based OPUS MIXTUS.dance, directed by Heather Dale Wentworth, engages audiences with its unique blend of dance genres. Ranging from deeply emotional contemporary dance to high energy jazz, OMD’s talented and expressive dancers create a relatable and enjoyable experience for audience members. Mojalet Dance Collective is an internationally acclaimed contemporary dance company that performs with a passion to share the beauty of expression through movement and artistic collaborations. The work performed by the professional company varies from large ensemble work to…
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    Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors

  • Getting Great Deals On The MLS

    Andrew Syrios
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:58 am
    When I first started in real estate investment, I thought that there were no deals worth buying to be found on the MLS. This was partially because I started investing in Eugene, Oregon. High-priced cities on the coasts are often very challenging to invest in, especially with the MLS. However, when I moved to Kansas [...]Getting Great Deals On The MLS is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • Mobile Home Investor Buyer Beware

    John Fedro
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:06 am
    The three red flags below have all been costly mistakes that I have made myself over the past decade investing in these homes. Some of these mistakes I am still living with now as some homes are still located in these less-than-ideal parks. Below you will read some tips to avoid buying a mobile home lemon.Mobile Home Investor Buyer Beware is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • How To Start Investing In Real Estate With Solo 401K

    Dmitriy Fomichenko
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    A lot of people are misguided when it comes to where they should put their retirement money, and what they should do with it. Keen investors can tell you that the IRS has always allowed any form of real estate to be held within a Solo 401k retirement account. The only time this is not [...]How To Start Investing In Real Estate With Solo 401K is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • To Manage Yourself Or To Hire A Manager?

    Andrew Syrios
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Any buy and hold investor must ask themselves a very important question about who will manage their properties. Management should never be an afterthought. Property management can make or break you and every buy and hold investor must be very careful when making decisions about how to move forward with it. So do you manage [...]To Manage Yourself Or To Hire A Manager? is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • 4 Keys To Success With Vacation Rentals. Part 1

    Trevor Wisniewski
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    I was reading some “advice” on vacation rentals somewhere on the internet. I recall it told the reader to list their vacation home for rent through the big #1 vacation rental advertising website to get renters. Agreed, this of course is a good first step. Next, the article said to go out and get your [...]4 Keys To Success With Vacation Rentals. Part 1 is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
 
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    Real Estate News - The Housing Block

  • 5 Questions to Ask Home Inspectors

    The Housing Block
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:23 am
    A home is most likely the single largest financial transaction of your lifetime. A home inspection with a qualified inspector answers the all-important question if your soon-to-be home is a rock solid investment or a lemon. A home inspection is only as good as the inspector who does it. A lot of homebuyers are surprised to learn that in most of Canada home inspectors are unregulated, meaning it’s buyer beware. It’s up to you to choose a qualified home inspector to help make the largest purchase of your life. You should interview two to three home inspectors before making your final…
  • 6 Mortgage Terms to Know

    The Housing Block
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Buying a house is an exciting and busy time. Once you’re pre-approved for a mortgage, you can start looking at homes in your price range. If you’re a first-time homebuyer it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Not only will you have to find a home inspector and a real estate lawyer, you’ll also need to choose a mortgage lender. A mortgage represents a serious amount of money, so it’s important to fully understand it. Here are 6 mortgage terms to know as a first time homebuyer.   Amortization Period: Do you aspire to be mortgage-free? Well, you’ll want to know your amortization…
  • Pros and Cons of Buying a Fixer-Upper

    The Housing Block
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:37 am
    With single-family homes in tight supply in red-hot real estate markets like the Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver real estate markets, a lot of homebuyers are considering buying less desirable properties. Fixer-uppers can be a great way to get into the housing market, as long as you do your homework before you buy. It’s important to price out renovations in advance to make sure you don’t get in over your head. Here are some pros and cons of buying a fixer-upper. Don’t Get in Over Your Head You’ll want to stay clear of properties that will drain your bank account. Anyone who has seen the…
  • Why Mortgage Rates Differ Between Provinces

    The Housing Block
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:17 am
    Have you ever wondered why mortgage rates differ between provinces? Alberta, B.C. and Ontario have some of the lowest mortgage rates in the country, while provinces like Quebec typically have higher rates. What’s the deal? As of September 1, 2014, according to RateSupermarket.ca you can find a 5-year fixed rate mortgage for as low as 2.74% in Ontario, while the lowest rate in Quebec is 2.88%. What’s the reason for the difference? Let’s take a closer look.   Understanding Mortgage Rates Before we can discuss mortgage rates, it’s important to understand how they work. The two…
  • 5 Myths about Buying a Home

    The Housing Block
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Once upon a time buying and selling a home was simple. You took your time to view properties, made an offer conditional upon inspection and financing, you went back and forth on price and you moved in. Unfortunately, time s have changed – the storybook ending no longer happens in today’s real estate market. Let’s take a look at five myths that may no longer hold true in today’s breakneck housing market.   Myth 1: Closing Costs are a Drop in the Bucket A lot of first-time homebuyers make the mistake of not budgeting for closing costs. Closing costs typically add up to between 1.5%…
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    Today's Mortgage News

  • Proven Tricks For Reducing Your Mortgage Closing Costs – The Mortgage Reports (blog)

    Admin
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:10 am
    Proven Tricks For Reducing Your Mortgage Closing Costs – The Mortgage Reports (blog) http://news.google.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 02:33:06 GMT Proven Tricks For Reducing Your Mortgage Closing CostsThe Mortgage Reports (blog)According to Bankrate.com’s annual closing cost survey, the costs of a typical mortgage are up 6% from last year, and poised to rise again in […] The post Proven Tricks For Reducing Your Mortgage Closing Costs – The Mortgage Reports (blog) appeared first on Today's Mortgage News.
  • Signs the housing market is heating up – USA TODAY

    Admin
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:47 am
    Signs the housing market is heating up – USA TODAY Signs the housing market is heating upUSA TODAYThe reasons for the American housing crash fill entire library bookshelves, so we’ll skip the gory details and just note that the market for private mortgage insurance tanked. If you wanted a house and c … Original article […] The post Signs the housing market is heating up – USA TODAY appeared first on Today's Mortgage News.
  • What a $200000 Mortgage Will Cost You – ABC News

    Admin
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:46 am
    What a $200000 Mortgage Will Cost You – ABC News ABC NewsWhat a $200000 Mortgage Will Cost YouABC NewsThe type of mortgage can affect everything from your purchasing power to your monthly payment. The key is finding the mortgage program that makes the most sense given your particular financial situ … Original article on http://news.google.com […] The post What a $200000 Mortgage Will Cost You – ABC News appeared first on Today's Mortgage News.
  • Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Vexed by Low Demand for Mortgages – Bloomberg

    Admin
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:45 am
    Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Vexed by Low Demand for Mortgages – Bloomberg Washington PostWells Fargo, JPMorgan Vexed by Low Demand for MortgagesBloombergNew York-based JPMorgan said jobs at its mortgage business declined 14,000, or 30 percent, since the start of last year. Wells Fargo set plans to cut 1,100 positions in th … Original article on http://news.google.com […] The post Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Vexed by Low Demand for Mortgages – Bloomberg appeared first on Today's Mortgage News.
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    Hipster Investments

  • Uh Hello, Don’t Forget to Calculate the Profit on an Investment!

    Ali
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:46 pm
    Shut up, I’m not even kidding. Do you know how many people approach me and ask me what I think of a particular deal? Mind you, I’m a very open-minded person. Even if a deal isn’t one I would necessarily pursue personally, either for interest or niche reasons, I’m always open and eager to hear about deals other people find. I’m especially excited if a deal seems really good and the person goes after it (I get really excited for people going after killer deals — and even more if they actually get them!). But… Of all those people who approach me wanting to hear my opinion on deals,…
  • What’s Available Wednesday? Houston!

    Ali
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:58 pm
    When it comes to investing in turnkey properties, the lone star state is a real star – why? It has huge potential for tenants, great property managers, well-vetted vendors and a wealth of large companies, good school districts, colleges and hospitals (think: $$$$). Believe it or not, this city in Texas is ranked as the 30th largest economy in the entire world….Enough said? Want more? Forbes recently ranked it as one of the country’s top ten up and coming tech cities: meaning jobs, jobs, and lots of tenants who want a house just like this one below. All signs point to –…
  • Real Estate Investors: Treat Your Customers With Respect

    Ali
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:38 pm
    As real estate investors, we don’t need to be say be – Nordstrom – but – it is important to hold down a baseline of respect with your customers (tenants, vendors, property managers, agents, promoters, etc…).  Cultivating a culture of true respect and customer service will set you apart as a real estate investor – creating friendly, positive relationships with those with whom you do business is crucial to your success. You’ll get inside deals. Better rates. More diligent tenants. Property managers who work harder for you. Real Estate Investors:…
  • You Only Live Once: Embrace Life’s Transitions

    Ali
    5 Sep 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Well, Hipsters – it’s a new month and almost a new season. September ushers in a time of transitions. If you have kids, it’s back to school time. If you don’t, you may be entering a new phase at work or in your career. If you have kids and a career – well, you’re fairly busy. Though in a perfect world, transitions would be easy as those magical easy bake ovens from the 80’s, even the most avid lifestyle designer is bound to hit some bumps as you forge forward creating the life of your dreams. Here are some tips to whether the transitional phases in…
  • What’s Available Wednesday? Chicago Duplex – Double Your Income with this Turnkey

    Ali
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:48 am
    We are back again – to Chi-town as the locals call it with a beautiful duplex that’s been fully redeveloped.  This one is truly an amazing deal – and puts $1,300 in cash-flow in your bank account each month (and that’s conservatively estimated!)….. Chicago is a city that is on the rise: it’s a major global destination: chock full of colleges, hospitals, Fortune 5oo employers-  and most importantly: tenants and lots of them. Let’s take a look at today’s hot find: double your income streams on one property – easy and hassle-free.
 
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    Point2 Agent Real Estate Marketing Blog

  • Get More Business with Great Client Retention and Referrals

    Tanya Fears
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Have you ever sat down at your desk, overwhelmed with what to do next to make more sales? Client retention is the backbone to getting more sales with less effort, less marketing and more results… but most agents get lost in the haze of “fake work” when, in fact, by implementing a few simple, regularly executed steps, they could have more income and more days off! Because real estate is a RELATIONSHIP game, keeping clients for life is the key to more production, so starting with simple recurring activities will build your bottom line. In our September Power Coaching session, Terri Murphy…
  • The Faces of Point2 – Nolan Hand

    Geneva Ives
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Title: Customer Care Representative Start Date: September 2014 Meet Nolan Hand. He might be the greenest Faces of Point2 we’ve ever featured – he started just this month! While he is already a valued member of our Customer Care team, you should know that he has held some pretty exciting jobs before coming to us. Nolan has worked as both a cook at a Thai restaurant and a train conductor. If you happen to get him on the phone when you call, feel free to ask for a good recipe for pad thai after you get your Point2 Agent question answered. (We kid, we kid!) We asked Nolan to answer a few…
  • Upcoming Webinar: Get Your Clients to Say “YES” with Smart Client Retention Strategies

    Tanya Fears
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Imagine yourself at a grocery store about to weigh the advantages of choosing one brand item over another, lesser known brand. What kind of thinking process do you go through to identify if you will buy the no-name brand or the top brand? You might consider the price but, depending on your need, you’ll most likely buy the product by the brand you trust because you are already assured of the quality. This same thinking process is shared by buyers and sellers every day. Surely there are those customers that would select a service based on pricing, but they may not be your target market. The…
  • 6 REALTOR® Safety Tips [Infographic]

    Geneva Ives
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    September is REALTOR® Safety Month! What a great time to review your working habits to make sure you are being as safe as possible. We’ve rounded up 6 easy safety tips to protect both yourself and your clients while at the office and in the field. Want to share this infographic on your own site? Use this code! <span class=”mceItemHidden” data-mce-bogus=”1″><p><strong>Attribution to <span class=”hiddenSpellError” data-mce-bogus=”1″…
  • 10 Social Media Safety Tips

    Yardi Yardi
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    In honor of REALTOR® Safety Month, your team at Point2 has compiled a list of 10 helpful tips to keep you and your personal information safe while networking on social media. Minimize the personal info that you share, especially if it pertains to your password or security questions. You know not to post your social security number online, but other security details are often overlooked. Your birthday, mother’s maiden name, and high school mascot are all common security questions—and all details that can likely be found on Facebook. Minimize your personal info online. When you can,…
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    Keeping Current Matters

  • A Homeowner’s Net Worth is 36x Greater Than A Renter!

    The KCM Crew
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Over the last six years, homeownership has lost some of its allure as a financial investment. As homeowners suffered through the housing bust, more and more began to question whether owning a home was truly a good way to build wealth. The Federal Reserve conducts a Survey of Consumer Financesevery three years, and just released their latest edition this past week. Some of the findings revealed in their report: The average American family has a net worth of $81,200 Of that net worth, 61.4% ($49,856) of it is in home equity A homeowner’s net worth is over 36 times greater than that of a…
  • The Fall Buyer & Seller Guides are NOW AVAILABLE!

    The KCM Crew
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Happy Fall! The Fall 2014 Buyer & Seller Guides are now available for Download & Customization! As with prior seasons, we've provided you with "Things to Consider When Buying a Home" & "Things to Consider When Selling Your House" in both PDF and the ever popular, editable, Powerpoint version. We have also included both formats of the guides in Spanish as well. Download Them Today! Simply Click on Content --> Buyer & Seller Guides! Enjoy!
  • Unleashing the Power of Your Personal Brand | Free Webinar

    The KCM Crew
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
  • 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional [INFOGRAPHIC]

    The KCM Crew
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    ___________________________________________________________________ Members: Sign in now to set up your Personalized Posts & start sharing today! Not a member yet? Click Here to learn more about KCM's newest feature, Personalized Posts.
  • Home Sales Generate $52,205 Impact on Economy

    The KCM Crew
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    The National Association of Realtors (NAR) compiled data from research conducted by the Bureau of Economic Analysis & Macroeconomic Advisors on the economic impact of a home purchase. After reviewing the data, they concluded that the total economic impact of a typical home sale in the United States is an astonishing $52,205. Here is the breakdown of their report: Economic Contributions are derived from: Home construction Real estate brokerage Mortgage lending Title insurance Rental and Leasing Home appraisal Moving truck service Other related activities When a House is Sold in the United…
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    zitorealtygroup.com

  • What to ask your Realtor before you List

    Dan Zito
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Choosing the right agent to represent your listing will help you sell at the highest price, sell as fast as possible, and enjoy a smooth, stress-free transaction. Every agent operates differently. They have different specialties, different tools, and different abilities depending on the volume of business they do and the brokerage they’re associated with. Some agents are a part of a team, some go at it alone. Each unique situation has its benefits and drawbacks, but you won’t be able … Read More
  • Ways to Win a Multiple Offer Situation

    Dan Zito
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:02 pm
    In many neighborhoods, the combination of high buyer demand and low available inventory means that you might not be the only one making an offer on the house you want. Multiple offers are great for sellers, but can be stressful for buyers. Sellers can choose whether or not to inform buyers that they’re considering other offers, but in the majority of cases they do because it can start a bidding war and drive their price up. The easiest way to … Read More
  • How Zillow, Trulia, & National Real Estate Sites Work

    Dan Zito
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Anyone who’s interested in buying or selling a home knows about Zillow and Trulia. They are two of the most popular listing websites nationwide, and the first place people look when they have real estate on their mind. Zillow just recently bought Trulia, an interesting move that will affect industry dynamics, but not the focus of this article. It’s important to understand how websites like Zillow and Trulia work so you have some context when browsing them. Most people take … Read More
  • Don’t Do This: The Home Repairs with the Least Return

    Dan Zito
    8 Aug 2014 | 1:15 pm
    All renovations are not created equal. If you’re getting ready to sell your home, or you are planning renovations with the hopes of adding valuefor a future sale, think before you act. Some home renovations can increase the value of your home and help it sell faster. Updating the master bedroom, kitchen and bathrooms are common selling points for a home; the money you put in here will often have good returns. But other home repairs won’t help at all, … Read More
  • The Clarksville at Orchard Glen

    Dan Zito
    8 Aug 2014 | 12:58 pm
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    Seven Gables Real Estate - The Moeller Team

  • About That FHA Prepayment Penalty

    Nancy Moeller
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:39 am
    News that FHA will eliminate a prepayment penalty starting next year has been widely reported. It’s a move NAR has been seeking for some time because it will relieve borrowers of a financial hit that’s entirely out of their control and also bring the agency’s policies in line with other federal agencies that backstop mortgages. Perhaps most importantly, it will align the agency’s policies with the qualified mortgage rule (QRM), which defines what the federal government considers a safe home mortgage loan. 1. NAR hopes to get mortgage cancellation relief extended in the last weeks…
  • Apple Watch and other Smart New Home Products

    The Moeller Team
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:56 am
    Not just relegated to the workspace or entertainment, home technology products focus on every room in your house. Check out these smart-home products geared to make your life easier: Apple Watch useful apps for home In addition to your social media apps, maps and schedules, apps for Apple’s new smart watch include one from Honeywell that allows you to change your home’s temperature from your wrist (rivaling the Android Wear with Nest thermostat control), and another from Lutron offering light control. If you own one of BMW’s electric vehicles, your Apple watch will monitor…
  • How Interest Rates Impact Family Wealth

    Nancy Moeller
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:09 pm
    With interest rates still in the low 4%’s, many buyers may be on the fence as to whether to act now and purchase a new home, or wait until next year. If you look at what the experts are predicting for 2015, it may make the decision for you. Predictions for 2015 3Q: 4.6% - Fannie Mae 4.8% - Freddie Mac 5.2% - Mortgage Bankers Association 5.2% - National Association of Realtors Even an increase of half a percentage point can put a dent in your family’s net worth. Let’s look at it this way… The monthly payment (principal & interest only) on a $250,000 home today, with the…
  • The Two Things You Don’t Need to Hear from Your Listing Agent

    Nancy Moeller
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:13 pm
     You’ve decided to sell your house. You begin to interview a potential listing agent to help you through the process. You need someone you trust enough to: Set the market value on possibly the largest asset your family owns (your home) Set the time schedule for the successful liquidation of that asset Set the fee for the services required to liquidate that asset An agent must be concerned first and foremost about you and your family in order to garner that degree of trust.  Make sure this is the case. Be careful if the agent you are interviewing begins the interview by: Bragging about…
  • How to Make Your Living Room Flow

    The Moeller Team
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:03 am
    One of the first decisions you make in your new house is where to place your furniture. In the living areas, furniture placement can make or break your home’s “flow” or ease of movement. A sofa placed just two feet one way or the other, a side table too far out of reach or a rug that catches in the doorway can make a magazine worthy design a frustrating living experience. Know your limitations Beautiful magazine designs inspire us to try to work the same magic in our own space. Sometimes, however, achieving that beautiful look results in awkward movement and less than ideal…
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    Times Realty News

  • Investor Protection Issue – Patch of Land Addresses Growing Industry Concerns

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    22 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    by Anthony Zeoli, Guest Contributor I recently posted an article entitled “Why You May Want To Reconsider How “Secure” You Feel About Your Real Estate Crowdfunding Investment” which captured the attention of many investors. In response to that article, the real estate crowdfunding portal, PatchOfLand.com, posted a genuine and refreshing response that I would like to share.   I had a long conversation with Amy Wan, Patch of Land’s General Counsel, about the issues identified in my article and she shares many of the same concerns I have about the direction of the real…
  • Crowdfunding Platform CrowdProperty Aims to Raise £20M in Its First Year of Operation

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    17 Sep 2014 | 6:54 pm
    CrowdProperty, a peer-to-peer (P2P) crowdfunding platform, has publicized the launch of its website with an ambitious target of raising £20M from individual investors within its first year of doing business. CrowdProperty’s main goal is to facilitate lending between individual investors and property developers. The company’s major competitive advantage, which also makes it outstanding when compared to other crowdfunding platforms, is that it is managed and run by property professionals with vast knowledge and experience in this sector. All the 5 co-founders and owners of…
  • RealCap Chicago Conference: Trailblazing Online Real Estate Capital Syndication

    admin
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:58 am
    Sep. 15, 2014 – CHICAGO — The Soho Loft Conferences, with diamond sponsors American Homeowner Preservation and Victoria Global, will introduce Online Capital to Real Estate Entrepreneurs this 18 September 2014. “RealCap Chicago: Introducing Online Capital to Real Estate Entrepreneurs” will be held on Thursday from 8am to 6pm at One Financial Place, 440 S La Salle St., Chicago. The conference will provide real estate entrepreneurs the opportunity to learn from industry leaders on how to use an online platform to source funds for different ventures, whether its flipping and fixing…
  • Crowdfunding Investments Set for Texas Starting September

    admin
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:56 pm
    The Texas Securities Commission is finalizing the legislation process which will allow small businesses in Texas to participate in direct solicitation of up to $1 million per annum from both accredited and non-accredited investors through online crowdfunding platforms. Those who will be able to invest at least $5,000 per year through online crowdfunding will in return get equity stake in the firms they are investing. Previously, crowdfunding through the internet on Texas websites such as Indiegogo and Kickstarter had only been limited to individuals who wanted to invest in companies without…
  • What Everyone Should Know About Real Estate Crowdfunding

    admin
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
    Everyone wishes to invest in the real estate industry because of the high returns that the industry promises. However, majority of the people remain locked out of the industry due to lack of capital, time, management skills and energy to run real estate investments. This has limited real estate investments to individuals and institutional investors that have all the resources that the industry requires. The introduction of real estate crowdfunding has greatly revolutionized the industry as it provides everybody the opportunity to become real estate investors. One leading platform, Fundrise…
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    Dubai Real Estate Property Blog | Better Homes LLC.

  • Better Homes’ Linda Mahoney talks to Property Weekly

    21 Sep 2014 | 11:46 pm
      Chairman gives an insight into 28 years in the UAE property market Linda Mahoney, chairman of Better Homes, has given her unique take on the UAE real estate industry for a special Cityscape edition of Property Weekly.   She is one of three long-term luminaries of the property industry to talk about their experiences over nearly three decades, and Linda reveals her own experiences of the incredible growth of the country’s property market.   Linda founded Better Homes in 1986 as a one-woman outfit and has presided over a company that has become one of the UAE’s most…
  • Find the right commercial property for your business

    24 Aug 2014 | 7:31 am
    Moving to a new business location is a crucial long-term decision for any company. Commercial Sales and Leasing Head, Sandrine Loureiro, tells us the ins and outs and what’s hot right now. Click here to watch the video. What are the most popular areas for businesses right now? At the moment Business Bay, JLT, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Media City, Tecom and Barsha are popular for businesses relocating or setting up for the first time.   What do businesses look for in a commercial address? Our clients look for well managed buildings with easy access, ample parking and good facilities for…
  • A guide to sub-leasing

    4 Aug 2014 | 12:51 am
    Sub-leasing is allowed in Dubai, but should you do it? It is not unusual for tenants to want to sub-lease their villa or apartment in Dubai, as there are often penalties payable for those who want to break their tenancy contracts early.     It is important to explain what is meant by sub-leasing, as there are two different meanings. First, when an agency such as Better Homes obtains the master lease for an entire building and then sub-leases the apartments to tenants - each of the tenants has their own sub-lease contract with Better Homes. The second type, which this blog is…
  • 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…
 
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    ForeclosurePhilippines.com

  • Maybank Yellow Garage Car Sale for Cebu, Iloilo, Davao (September 15 to October 15, 2014)

    Jay Castillo
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:05 pm
    As promised in my post about Maybank repossessed cars for sale in Pasig, here are the details for their Yellow Garage Car Sale in Cebu, Iloilo, and Davao. Promo runs from September 15 to October 15, 2014. Checkout the details and complete price-lists below. Download the list of repossessed cars, and official bid form below  Mandaue and Iloilo Cebu & Iloilo YGCS List of Repossessed Cars (PDF) Download the pricelist for Mandaue and Iloilo – September 15 to October 15, 2014 (PDF) Davao Davao YGCS List of Repossessed Cars Download the price-list for Davao – September 15 to…
  • Repossessed Cars – Maybank Yellow Garage Car Sale Slated On September 1 – 30, 2014 (Pasig & Calasiao)

    Jay Castillo
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:55 pm
    A big number of repossessed cars are for sale at up to 10% off in Maybank’s Yellow Garage Car Sale (YGCS) for their Ugong (Pasig) and Calasiao warehouse inventories. Promo runs from September 1 to 30, 2014. Checkout the details and complete pricelist below. Based on the flyer above, over 50 repossessed cars are available in their Pasig warehouse. The pricelist includes more than 20 repossessed/foreclosed cars from their Calasiao warehouse. I checked and noticed that the listings also includes newly foreclosed cars. However, 2014 model cars are not discounted. Anyway, Maybank’s…
  • We’ve Been Very Busy, But We Are Back!

    Jay Castillo
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:10 pm
    We just made a record of sorts, this is the first time that we have NOT been posting anything on the blog for almost a month. We just had no time to post updates, and with good reason, we have been VERY busy. Anyway, we are back, and we are slowly, but surely getting back into the groove. Actually, we were here all along… We have been very active here, but not publicly (obviously), as we are busy with the ongoing online training inside the members’ area, which we opened to early-notification and blog subscribers. We almost reached the maximum capacity, so the training was no…
  • BFS Foreclosed Properties Listing Updated As Of August 2014

    Jay Castillo
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    We have just updated our listing of BFS foreclosed properties for August 2014, and the updated list is now inside our Foreclosed Real Estate Database. Complete the details for this update and a link to the updated listings can be found below. “Fruits of Your Labor” is BFS’s latest offer of unbeatable value for interested buyers looking to purchase Foreclosed Properties August 2014 update from BFS The updated list, which comes directly from Bahay Financial Services (BFS), has a total of 2,082 foreclosed properties, with a total selling price of Php798,930,000.00. Here’s a…
  • Featured: RUSH!!! Vacant Lot For Sale In Foliage Hills, Cottonwoods Heights, Antipolo City

    Jay Castillo
    10 Aug 2014 | 4:38 pm
    This featured property is a vacant lot located at Block 3 Lot 15, Palm Avenue, The Foliage of Cottonwoods Heights, Antipolo City. Lot area is 184 sqm., with a selling price of Php1.5 Million (Cash basis only). That’s approximately Php 8,152/sqm. Pictures, Youtube video, vicinity map, and contact details can be seen below. Picture Gallery (Click to enlarge) Property Details Location: Block 3 Lot 15 Palm Avenue, The Foliage of Cottonwoods heights, Antipolo City. Lot Area: 184 sqm. Selling Price: Php1.5M CASH ONLY (approx. Php8,152/sqm) RFS: Owner needs funds Foliage Hills is within…
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    Overseas Property Mall

  • In One Hand and Out The Other

    Les Calvert
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:32 am
    Spanish House Prices Rise – And Foreign Buyers in Spain Face Regulations That Give With One Hand, Take With the Other House In One Hand and Out The Other is a post from: Overseas Property Mall The post In One Hand and Out The Other appeared first on Overseas Property Mall.
  • Holiday Home Sellers: Add Sweat Equity

    Les Calvert
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:42 am
    Selling your holiday home? Do it up first, or risk getting a far lower price. That’s the word form the iProperty Company, Holiday Home Sellers: Add Sweat Equity is a post from: Overseas Property Mall The post Holiday Home Sellers: Add Sweat Equity appeared first on Overseas Property Mall.
  • US Negative Equity Falling

    Les Calvert
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:33 am
    The number of US homeowners underwater on their mortgages is falling, but not as fast as prices are rising. That’s the news US Negative Equity Falling is a post from: Overseas Property Mall The post US Negative Equity Falling appeared first on Overseas Property Mall.
  • Miami Residential Market Fuelled by Strong Demand at Home and Abroad

    Les Calvert
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:52 am
    The Miami real estate market, long one of the USA’s most robust, continued to see rising prices in the second quarter of Miami Residential Market Fuelled by Strong Demand at Home and Abroad is a post from: Overseas Property Mall The post Miami Residential Market Fuelled by Strong Demand at Home and Abroad appeared first on Overseas Property Mall.
  • Denmark Out of The Debt Trap

    Les Calvert
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:42 am
    Denmark has finally been able to break out from the debt trap. With the improvement of amortization rates, the world’s most severely Denmark Out of The Debt Trap is a post from: Overseas Property Mall The post Denmark Out of The Debt Trap appeared first on Overseas Property Mall.
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    Zoocasa Life

  • Mid-Month September Homes Sold in Toronto (GTA)

    Bevan Friedman
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:38 pm
    The weather is cooling down but Toronto Real Estate is still hot! The weather may be cooling down but home sales in Toronto are still hot increasing 8.3 per cent versus prior year.  Although we saw growth in sales of most major home types throughout the GTA, semi-detached homes in the 416 area had the strongest growth at 21 per cent.  This pushed the average price for a semi in Toronto to a whopping $670,180 – up 14.8 per cent versus September of last year! For first time buyers looking to get into the market there seems to be a bit of relief on Townhouses in both the 416 and 905 as…
  • Vancouver Home Prices in August 2014 (infographic)

    Bevan Friedman
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    The Metro Vancouver housing market was an August record with sales up 4.3% above the 10 year sales average for August. The #VancouverHousingMarket was record breaking in August! Check out our infographic to learn more Click To Tweet - Powered By CoSchedule Vancouver residential property sales were up 10.2% versus August 2013.   Metro Vancouver is a region that is accustomed to strong sales growth however the 5% increase in price (bringing the average residential house price to $631,600) is a modest gain for the region.  House price inflation is mainly attributed to detached homes which…
  • Toronto Home Prices in August 2014 (infographic)

    Bevan Friedman
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:52 am
    This summer’s real estate market ends on a strong note and is expected to continue into the fall. Get the facts in our monthly infographic of sold Toronto home prices in Aug 2014. #TorontoHomeSales up again in August pushing the average price $546,303 (up 8.9%!)Click To Tweet - Powered By CoSchedule As we end the summer, the real estate market continues to grow (although not at the double digit rate that we have seen in previous months).  August’s sales growth of 2.8% had a significant impact on price with the average selling price now at $546,303 compared to $501,677 figure reported…
  • Exploring the Impact the 2008/2009 Recession Had on the Canadian Housing Market

    Bevan Friedman
    5 Sep 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Unemployment, drop in resale values, massive GDP loss. Let’s face it. The recession hit us hard – in this infographic we explore the impact it made on the housing market. A tough time for the Canadian economy, the recession of 2008/2009 affected just about every industry and made a huge impact on the housing market. The nine month long ordeal saw 400,000 Canadians lose their jobs and the nation’s GDP drop by 3.3%.  The below infographic is the first of a four part series that is intended to educate you on the drivers of the recession and bring to life some indicators that help explain…
  • Mid-Month August Homes Sold in Toronto (GTA)

    Bevan Friedman
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:50 pm
    August brought out a variety of buyers in our hot Toronto Real Estate Market. In the first fourteen days of August, Toronto buyers were out looking for properties of all types.  With sales for all major home types up between 5% to 31%, sellers are still enjoying a prosperous selling season.  Once again, semi-detached and detached home sales posted the strongest growth at 30.9% and 12.3% respectively in the 416 area.  This hot market means consumers have to reach deeper into their pockets for homes as prices are growing across all home types with detached homes posting a 10.6% growth versus…
 
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    Michigan Modular Homes | Legendary Homes

  • Modular Home: The Future of Residential Housing

    admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    United States is the nation that initializes the factory fabrication, giving opportunity for the modular home construction. Modular home is considered as the future home of every individual in the US at no cost. It is an alternative way to own a house for many nowadays. It is an abode that keeps its owner safe and protected. It is a place where people live comfortably. And there are a lot of other reasons why buying this type of dwelling are a wise investment. These reasons are focused on the construction process, quality, efficiency, and affordability of a house. Modular Home Have Faster…
  • Designing and Constructing the Precast Concrete for Modular Homes

    admin
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Precast concrete construction is a method of prefabricating concrete in discrete elements and erecting and incorporating them by crane into their final position in the building structure. Two most common methods used in modular home construction are the precast concrete and the poured concrete. Precast concrete is done off site and transported to site while poured concrete is done and completed on site. Choice is determined by site access, availability of local precasting facilities, the standard of finishes and design requirements. Design and Detailing of Precast Concrete The design and…
  • Specifications for Precast Concrete Used in Modular Home Construction

    admin
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Structural units of precast concrete are manufactured in the grade of concrete and to the sizes. Where the installation of precast concrete units in any structure is such that the faces of the units are to be left exposed either internally or externally, the exposed surfaces of the units as finished shall be uniform in color and in texture. All cement, aggregates and other materials used in the manufacture of the units should be obtained from the approved sources throughout the period of manufacture. The precast concrete manufacturer should have full details of proposed method of…
  • Frequently Asked Questions about Precast Concrete for Modular Home Construction

    admin
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Modular Home in Michigan   Why use precast concrete? Precast concrete is the ideal solution for your next residential or commercial project. Precast concrete provides durability, flexibility, and versatility both in the design and construction stages of the project. Precast concrete homes and building have great fire ratings and often eliminate the costly process of fireproofing. Why build a precast concrete home? Concrete homes are extremely sound and durable. A total precast home is extremely mold and mildew resistant compared to a traditional wood or brick home. Total precast homes…
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Precast Concrete

    admin
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Precast concrete offers durable, flexible solutions for floors, walls and even roofs in every type of domestic construction from individual cottages to multi-storey apartments and modular homes. Concrete’s high initial embodied energy can be offset by its extended life cycle and high potential for reuse and relocation. Precast concrete can also be a potential carrier of structural and construction problems as it has a number of disadvantages. Precast concrete has lesser flexibility and design. It may also provide a financial hurdle as delivery is sometimes delayed. To further discuss…
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    Zillow Blog - Real Estate Market Stats, Celebrity Real Estate, and Zillow News

  • Room of the Week: Celebrity-inspired Living Room Design

    Erika Riggs
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Where do you find ideas for your home? For one couple, inspiration came from A-lister Reese Witherspoon’s living room in her former home in Ojai, CA. Celeb interior designer Kathryn Ireland decorated the actress’ ranch, which was featured in magazine spreads in “House Beautiful” and “Elle Decor.” Reese Witherspoon’s Ojai home was designed by Kathryn Ireland. Source: Zillow Orlando Soria, an interior designer and West Coast creative director for Homepolish, wanted to give the clients the same feeling of Witherspoon’s Spanish Revival-style home, but in a way…
  • Choosing the Right Rake for the Job

    BobVila.com
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:40 am
    Source: shutterstock.com Autumn leaves are falling, which means pumpkin donuts and lattes are available at your favorite morning pit stop. And if you own a home, it probably means your weekends now include that annual rite of yardwork passage: raking. I lived in New York, NY for the last 20 years, so it’s been a long time since I picked up a rake. Standing in the garden tool section of our local big-box hardware store to select one, I was a bit overwhelmed. There are a lot of different types of rakes — a lot. I surely don’t need, nor can I buy, them all. So which should I choose? A…
  • Kelly Ripa Sells SoHo Penthouse for $20 Million

    Emily Heffter
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:02 am
    Source: IMDb Talk show host Kelly Ripa and her husband, Mark Consuelos, have sold their New York penthouse for $20 million. The 5-bedroom apartment in SoHo has high, stamped ceilings, a huge, eat-in gourmet kitchen, two dining rooms for easy entertaining and a big master suite. The living room has a dramatic staircase running up one side. Upstairs, there is a media room, home gym, and an office — in all, the penthouse has 6,792-square-feet of indoor space. The more than 3,000-square-foot rooftop deck includes a grill area, a covered patio, a steam shower and a hot tub. Ripa and her…
  • Jake Gyllenhaal Lists Hollywood Hills View Home

    Emily Heffter
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Source: IMDb Actor Jake Gyllenhaal has listed his Los Angeles mid-century modern, asking $3.5 million for the 3-bedroom, 3-bath home in Cahuenga Pass. Gyllenhaal, known for “Jarhead,” “Donnie Darko,” and “Brokeback Mountain,” among other films, bought the gated compound in 2005 for $2.5 million. The home’s great room offers views of the city — “sensational panoramic views,” according to the listing — and the outdoor space includes a patio, private yard and pool. The home, which is perfect for entertaining, sits on nearly…
  • Latest Mode of Transportation in Los Angeles? Your Own Two Feet

    Emily Heffter
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    The hottest commodity in Los Angeles real estate isn’t an outdoor kitchen or a motor court that accommodates a dozen cars. It’s walkability. And all the high-end agents are talking about it. “Walking here is cool now,” said Paul Lester, a partner at The Agency in Beverly Hills. It’s a new phenomenon in such a spread-out city of boulevards, where valet parking is ubiquitous and traffic jams are a way of life. The trend is creating a new batch of hip LA neighborhoods where people want to live a New York City lifestyle. “Pocket neighborhoods are becoming the…
 
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    Zurple | Real Estate Agent Success Blog

  • Real Estate Tools: The Power of a Positive Mindset

    20 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    As an agent, you’re constantly trying new strategies to help you drum up new business, nurture existing business and drive referral business. It all starts with a basic marketing strategy - right? Wrong.  There are lots of real estate tools you can use - but in truth - it starts with your mindset. All too often, we forget how much impact a positive or negative mindset can have on our day-to-day outcomes. As the great Oprah Winfrey once said, “The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.” This can be…
  • Facebook for Real Estate: Business vs. Personal

    18 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Great Debate: Which is better for your real estate business – a Facebook business page or a personal page?  On one hand - real estate is all about relationships, right? So why build a business page if you’re really just looking for a space to connect with clients? On the other hand, mixing your business persona and your personal life can be hard to manage. Prospects who want to get to know a bit about your personality probably aren’t terribly interested in what you ate for dinner.  So which one should you choose  and why?
  • Bad day? Read this...

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Welcome to this week's issue of Agent Insights! Today, Doug Rogers - an agent out of Louisiana - will be sharing tips on how to deal with the inevitable stress that comes along with constant high-stakes work. Take a deep breath... Here's Doug: Perhaps it's the fact that most of us are independent contractors - or maybe because our compensation only comes at the end of a long and winding escrow road. Either way, real estate can be stressful.  When stress comes calling - reduced productivity, burnout and disappointment often follow. Unchecked stress can lead to all kinds of challenges…
  • The Five C’s of Effective Real Estate Marketing

    14 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    There is no secret recipe or magic bullet to real estate success. Building a successful business from the ground up takes drive, ambition and most importantly - time. You need goals and must be motivated to achieve them. Once you’ve established your commitment to these goals, you need to establish an effective marketing plan to help you get there.  Whether you’re new to the industry or whether you’ve been in the field for a few years and are looking to accelerate your results – incorporate the following “5 C’s of Real Estate Marketing” to…
  • Use Sites With Authority to Boost Real Estate SEO

    11 Sep 2014 | 10:01 am
    Our Agent Success Blog features content that outlines how to achieve maximum search engine visibility – everything from guidance on search engine optimization tools to tips on how to use keyword targeting to direct the right type of traffic to your site. Today, we’re going to explain how you can utilize websites with massive web authority to improve your online business visibility.   Identify the Right Sites
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    Coffee Real Estate

  • REO-Real Estate Owned properties for sale Sacramento and Placer County

    CoffeeRealEstate
    3 Sep 2014 | 4:44 pm
    REO-Real Estate Owned REO properties can be fixers or ready to move in   REO is a Real Estate Owned property. REO is a property that has reverted to the mortgage lender after a foreclosure auction did not sell. A foreclosing beneficiary will typically set the opening bid at a foreclosure auction for at least the outstanding loan amount. If there are no bidders that are interested, then the beneficiary will legally repossess the property. Most REO homes are sold “as is” so it’s important to do “due diligence.” A home inspection is very important to know what condition the…
  • BPO Sacramento and Placer County Broker Price Opinion

    CoffeeRealEstate
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:08 am
    Broker Price Opinion or BPO A professional opinion of price and so much more   What is a BPO? The estimated market price of a property as determined by a real estate broker or other qualified individual or firm. A broker price opinion is based on the characteristics of the property being considered. One key element of the BPO is that it is designed to be free of influence by parties who have a vested interest in the transaction. How is a BPO done? Some of the factors that a broker will consider when pricing a property include: the value of similar surrounding properties, sales trends in…
  • Home Buyers and Real Estate

    CoffeeRealEstate
    9 Aug 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Home Buyers Bring the Money Home Buyer bring the Money The buyer, seller, lender and the whole economy are all tied together in the real estate world. Financial issues that impact a home buyer’s ability to buy a property are both personal and macro-economic. The home buyer has a maximum price they can pay to purchase a home. This maximum price depends on a few personal financial issues. The amount of cash assets to purchase the home as a full cash offer is one way to measure the limit of a home buyer. The amount of cash is equal to the purchase price. If the home owner needs a real estate…
  • Best time to sell real estate

    CoffeeRealEstate
    4 Aug 2014 | 11:57 am
    Is now the best time to sell my home? Are real estate prices going higher? Can I sell for more then I owe? Preface First, every one situation is unique. The complicated nature of real estate makes the “when to sell” decision a mix of pros and cons that impact the individual situation. The article following is a basic real estate situation analyst of macro-economic and the general impact on housing prices. Take advantage of our free consultation with a Coffee Real Estate professional to evaluate your unique situation. It is completely free of any obligations. There are factors that impact…
  • Problem fast house sales

    CoffeeRealEstate
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:23 pm
    SOLD to cash investor WHY? When a house sells too fast   Home owners could be losing profit unnecessarily   Houses sell fast in a standard market when they are priced low. This could be a good thing if the owner needs to sell fast. But if the owner wants to maximize the proceeds from a property sale, a too fast sale indicates the price was set too low. If a cash investor buyer snaps up the property in hours, that means the investor views the property as having ready-made value to make a profit. That profit is what the home owner could have made if priced differently. One way of…
 
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    Central Ohio Real Estate & Homes for Sale

  • Ostrander Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Sep 2014

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Keller Williams Greater Columbus Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Ostrander * Median Listing Price: $314,670 -0.05% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $127.0000 0% Total Listings: 22 0.10% Total Listings Previous Months: August July 20 22 -0.09% 0.29% * All data pertains to single-family homes Ostrander Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Sep 2014 Ostrander OH Subdivisions Cooper Haas Ostrander Homes for Sale / Columbus Homes for Sale BREAKING NEWS - PULTE HOMES BUYS OUT DOMINION HOMES - Read More The Buckeye Realty TeamKeller Williams Greater Columbus Realty 1715 Hill Road N Pickerington, OH 43147 Phone: 614-835-7151  Fax: 614-729-9099…
  • Newark Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Sep 2014

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Keller Williams Greater Columbus Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Newark * Median Listing Price: $131,000 -0.05% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $73.0000 -0.03% Total Listings: 318 0.01% Total Listings Previous Months: August July 315 291 0.08% 0.01% * All data pertains to single-family homes Newark Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Sep 2014 Newark OH Subdivisions Alfred Krebs Barrick Bella Vista Briarhill Brittany Hills Bryn Glyn Bryn Mawr Camelot Camelot Condominium Complex Camelot Estates Carriage House Condos Cherry Vale Clearview Heights 2 Colonial Colony Country Club Condo Coventry Condo Coventry Condos Deer Run Deerfield Derby…
  • New Albany Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Sep 2014

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Keller Williams Greater Columbus Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    21 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for New Albany * Median Listing Price: $728,070 0.01% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $157.0000 0% Total Listings: 139 -0.01% Total Listings Previous Months: August July 141 129 0.09% 0.12% * All data pertains to single-family homes New Albany Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Sep 2014 New Albany OH Subdivisions Ackerly Park Albany Park Ashton Grove New Albany Country Cl Brandon Clivdon Mews Cobblestone Cobblestone At The Preserve Cobblestone At The Reserve Ealy Crossing Edge Of Woods Fenway Hampsted Hampsted Green Hampsted Village Hamptons At New Albany Hamptons At New…
  • Marysville Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Sep 2014

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Keller Williams Greater Columbus Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    20 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Marysville * Median Listing Price: $245,220 0.04% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $96.0000 -0.02% Total Listings: 128 0.04% Total Listings Previous Months: August July 123 155 -0.21% 0% * All data pertains to single-family homes Marysville Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Sep 2014 Marysville OH Subdivisions 5 Ac Country Near Dublin Adena Pointe Bar Haven Barrhaven Connolly Cordell Country Estates Country Living Crossings At Watkins Glen Fleetwood Green Pastures Greenwood Greenwood Colony Hickory Run Hunters Run Keystone Crossing Lakeview Milford Estates Mill Valley…
  • London Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Sep 2014

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Keller Williams Greater Columbus Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    20 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for London * Median Listing Price: $198,370 0% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $101.0000 -0.02% Total Listings: 134 -0.09% Total Listings Previous Months: August July 147 143 0.03% 0.07% * All data pertains to single-family homes London Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Sep 2014 London OH Subdivisions Amherst Meadows Brooks Edge Buckingham Pl - Phase 1 Chevington Chevington Place Choctaw Lake Choctaw Lake - Private Lake Community Country Downing Circle Glade Hill Hickory Grove Estates Kensington Condominums Lafayette London Village Madison Lake Mirick Estates Rural…
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  • August Market Update

    10 Sep 2014 | 7:13 am
    In the Ottawa Real Estate Boards latest news release, they are reporting that although sales for August of 2014 were down 1.1 from the previous year, they were still higher than the 5 year average and the average sale price increased for both residential homes and condos. The average sale price for Ottawa condos in August was $263,996 which is a 2.3 increase from August of 2013. For residential properties as a whole, the average sale price came in at $381,628, which is an increase of 1.9 from last year. Typically one can take these average sale prices with a grain of salt however, as the…
  • Whats Hot in Orleans

    30 Aug 2014 | 6:04 am
    Our last blog update featured a few homes for sale in Kanata, which by population is one of Ottawas largest neighbourhoods. We thought today that wed take a look at a few of our favorite current real estate listings in Orleans which is even bigger by population and is still growing rapidly. The average price of homes and condos in Orleans is actually quite similar to Kanata, making it an option for almost any home buyer. Lets take a look at a few of our favorite properties (that likely wont be on the market long) in various price ranges: 129 Copperwood St. - Quarry Ridge This home is…
  • Hot Properties in Kanata

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:13 am
    Its a buyers market right now in Kanata, as youll find more properties for sale here than any other Ottawa neighbourhood. The current average price of homes for sale in Kanata is right around the $390,000 range and if you browse through the listings you will see there is literally something for every home buyers budget. Here is a quick look at some nice looking homes for sale in various price ranges: 62 Marsh Sparrow Pr - The Marshes Village This executive home is located in on of the premier Kanata neighbourhoods in The Marshes Village and has amazing views of Marshes Golf Course. In…
  • How To Search For Ottawa Rental Properties

    24 Aug 2014 | 5:21 pm
    We just made a couple of large updates to our site that will allow you to easily browse MLS listings for rentals in Ottawa. We launched a few new pages for different types of rentals allowing you to see current Ottawa apartments for rent, houses for rent, townhouses for rent and commercial property rentals. In addition to these pages, we wanted to give you a quick tutorial on how to further customize your search if you are looking for rental property in Ottawa. Its actually quite easy. Youll want to visit our advanced search page where you will be able to enter your search criteria on the…
  • Using Our Polygon Search Tool To Find Ottawa Real Estate

    16 Aug 2014 | 4:15 pm
    If youre searching for an Ottawa home or condo, then making use of our polygon search tool will allow you to easily customize your Ottawa real estate search within the boundaries you define on our interactive map search. This is our favorite way to search as it allows you to see every home that is within the specific area that you want to live. In addition to setting your boundaries, you can also customize your search with the rest of the options available including property sub type, price range and more. To make things even better, after you create your search you can save it so that you…
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  • We support the fight for Net Neutrality

    admin
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:40 am
    What’s Happening? On September 10th, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) votes on a proposal that would give cable and phone providers the right to create “fast lanes” and “slow lanes” for broadband, charging a fee for those who choose the former and putting those who choose the latter at a disadvantage. Individuals and businesses across the United States and across the world are protesting this threat to Net Neutrality. What is Net Neutrality? Net Neutrality is a principle stating that all data on the Internet should be regarded equally and that…
  • House of Gods

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    9 Sep 2014 | 1:35 am
    Mythology is the study of myths: stories that are peopled by great men and women; by forces of good and evil; by animals, trees, wind and the sea; and by giants, gods and other supernatural beings. These stories reveal how each culture perceives the universe. The Gods of all cultures have different features, different attributes, different stories — and different homes. When we seek Gods, we often do so in their Houses, which are the centre of their mythology across cultures. Rumi says, “What you seek is seeking you.” and so we bring to you Gods and their abodes. Lord Ganesha This…
  • Taking a leap forward – iOS app redesigned!

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    25 Aug 2014 | 5:52 am
    At Housing, developing great products have always been our soul. Today, we’re excited to announce the redesigned Housing App for iPhone and iPad. The new version features a simplified and streamlined interface, improved navigation and a gesture based approach in design that enhances experience for all our customers. More specifically, the revamped app includes: • Completely refined look and feel. • An entirely new way to browse properties on map. • Use of card based pattern to showcase detailed information of property. Map View In the previous version of our app, users had to tap on…
  • Housing init.

    Vikash Agrawal
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:19 am
    Housing TECH extends its services beyond the web and is ranked one of the most popular sites in India and over the Internet. Still somehow we always wanted to start our blogging section and share our insights with everyone, but were caught up with something or the other, always. Now we feel extremely happy to welcome you all over this journey. Before we begin, we would like to express our gratitude to all our happy users who keep us motivated and make us feel special through different channels, be it Quora, Youtube, press or Forbes. One of the thousands of tweets that has always been…
  • Bring Your Child Home: Child Friendliness Index

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    8 Aug 2014 | 7:35 am
    If the world were Childville, ice cream for breakfast would make sense, but milk would be banned. Summer vacations would stretch well into the winter. And there would be no schools, of course. You see, children never really know what they want. But their parents do. It’s not just about what a child wants, but about what a child needs. For his education, for his health, for his joy. For a better life. And that’s why, Child Friendliness Index. Every mother wants to give her child the home that he deserves. But she doesn’t always know where to look for one. So Housing’s Data Science Lab…
 
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  • Tulsa Outdoor Fitness Options for the Adventurous Family

    Brent Pittman
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    We give Oklahoma City a lot of love, sure – but as any self-respecting Okie (and any research-loving visitor, for that matter) knows, Tulsa is another part of our state that’s grown its own unique culture and community. Tulsa is extremely family-friendly, with plenty of new and historic neighborhoods, community-centric clubs, great school districts, and read more...The post Tulsa Outdoor Fitness Options for the Adventurous Family appeared first on Home Creations.
  • OKC Outdoor Fitness Options and Activities

    Brent Pittman
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am
    While there are plenty of great gyms in OKC to choose from for our sweat sessions, there’s nothing quite like an outdoor workout. Here are some of our favorite venues and activities around the OKC Metro. Hiking and mountain biking trails Whether you’re embarking on a day-long expedition or just want to work up an read more...The post OKC Outdoor Fitness Options and Activities appeared first on Home Creations.
  • Home Buyer Seminar Now in Spanish

    Brent Pittman
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    Home Creations, Oklahoma’s largest new home builder, has always encouraged future home buyers to make educated decisions when investing in a new home. In an effort to promote home ownership, we regularly offers free Home Buyer Seminars. For this reason, our first Home Buyer Seminar in Spanish will take place on Thursday, October 16th from 6:30 p.m. read more...The post Home Buyer Seminar Now in Spanish appeared first on Home Creations.
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