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  • Chris Benjamin to become CEO of A&B following Stanley Kuriyama's retirement in December

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    Duane Shimogawa
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:58 pm
    Chris Benjamin, president and chief operating officer of Alexander & Baldwin Inc., will be promoted in January to CEO following the retirement of Stanley Kuriyama in December, the Honolulu-based real estate company said Tuesday. Kuriyama will continue to serve as A&B’s executive chairman of the board following his retirement. Lance Parker, 41, senior vice president of acquisitions and dispositions for A&B subsidiary A&B Properties, will be promoted to president of A&B Properties effective Sept.…
  • 8 cars to buy with the best cost of ownership

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    27 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    When buying a car, don't just look at the sticker price. Weigh the total cost of owning it.
  • Overwhelmed? Here Are 10 Steps to Find Your Focus (& Buy That First Property!)

    BiggerPockets Podcast : Real Estate Investing and Wealth Building to Help You Get Bigger Pockets
    Kevin Perk
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Getting into real estate investing can seem like a daunting task. There is so much to learn, so much to read, so much information and so much to do that it can be very easy for one to get lost in the maze and just feel plain overwhelmed. I have seen more than one newbie [...] View the full article: Overwhelmed? Here Are 10 Steps to Find Your Focus (& Buy That First Property!) on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2014 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • Turnkey Real Estate: What Does It Offer, And Is It Right For You?

    BiggerPockets Podcast : Real Estate Investing and Wealth Building to Help You Get Bigger Pockets
    Engelo Rumora
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Are you pressed for time? Do you want to make money before you get out of bed? How does financial freedom and living life on your terms sound? You want to invest in real estate, but you don’t really have the time to manage your properties. It’s quite common, and while some of you will [...] View the full article: Turnkey Real Estate: What Does It Offer, And Is It Right For You? on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2014 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • New Residential Construction Report: June 2015

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

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:44 pm
    India’s Prime Minister Modi conceived of the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City, or GIFT, more than seven years ago. But the ambitious project has seen only halting progress.
  • Smaller Chinese Cities Miss Housing Recovery

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:04 pm
    Housing markets in some big Chinese cities are starting to heat up, but smaller markets like Changchun in northeastern China show few signs of thawing.
  • When the Firm Is Wired but the Office Isn't

    27 Jul 2015 | 6:57 am
    Tech and advertising companies love New York’s quirky old loft buildings and hip, unconventional neighborhoods. Trouble is, connectivity can be primitive.
  • Designers Put Cork in It

    23 Jul 2015 | 11:33 pm
    Once dismissed as cheap and ugly, cork is becoming cool as top designers create pieces that are not only sustainable, but covetable.
  • Condos Left Behind in Housing Rebound

    22 Jul 2015 | 3:25 am
    Condos accounted for just 5.5% of all construction of multifamily housing in the U.S. in the first quarter, the lowest ratio on record, as demand has been hit by post-crisis rules on condo mortgages and by some consumers’ shift in favor of renting.
 
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  • Flood hazard law change causing headaches in Honolulu's construction sector

    Duane Shimogawa
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:39 pm
    The City and County of Honolulu’s change in its flood hazard ordinance is causing some headaches in the construction industry. Last year, the city’s Department of Planning and Permitting amended its flood hazard ordinance to address concerns raised by the Federal Emergency Management Agency regarding provisions that were inconsistent with the minimum requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program. The city, through Mario Siu-Li, a planner for DPP, told PBN that it was compelled to adopt…
  • Dallas real estate company buys boutique Houston office building

    Candace Carlisle
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:59 pm
    An affiliated company of Dallas real estate mogul Gene Phillips' Dallas-based Pillar Income Asset Management Inc. bought a boutique office building in Houston's Uptown District. Dallas-based Regis Property Management LLC bought the six-story building at 770 S. Post Oak Lane for an undisclosed sum. Regis Property is an affiliate of Pillar Income Asset Management and manages 34 properties with more than 6 million square feet of retail, industrial and office space. Phillips, who spoke about the acquisition,…
  • Chris Benjamin to become CEO of A&B following Stanley Kuriyama's retirement in December

    Duane Shimogawa
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:58 pm
    Chris Benjamin, president and chief operating officer of Alexander & Baldwin Inc., will be promoted in January to CEO following the retirement of Stanley Kuriyama in December, the Honolulu-based real estate company said Tuesday. Kuriyama will continue to serve as A&B’s executive chairman of the board following his retirement. Lance Parker, 41, senior vice president of acquisitions and dispositions for A&B subsidiary A&B Properties, will be promoted to president of A&B Properties effective Sept.…
  • ​Olympic apartment, retail project in Clintonville gets final OK

    Brian R. Ball
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:22 pm
    The project replacing the former Olympic Swim Club in Clintonville has gotten its final zoning approval. Columbus City Council on Monday unanimously approved the zoning for developer Kyle Katz’s plan for 114 apartments and 5,000 square feet of street-level retail, ending a year-long saga for the 3450 Indianola Ave. site. I first wrote about the mixed-use project 11 months ago when a proposal for 152 apartments and 18,000 to 19,000 square feet of commercial space created a storm among a segment…
  • Port Columbus' original terminal to see new life as bank headquarters

    Evan Weese
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:12 pm
    The original Port Columbus International Airport terminal will have life once again. Heartland Bank plans to move its headquarters from a longtime home on North Hamilton Road in Gahanna to the historic building opened in 1929. It has stood vacant since 2007 and has been the target of discussion for demolition, although preservationists have been advocating for saving it. Gahanna-based Heartland has signed a letter of intent for a 39-year lease with the Columbus Regional Airport Authority to rent…
 
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  • Hong Kong Residential Property Prices: HKU-REIS March 2015

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

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

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

    SoldAtTheTop
    16 Jul 2015 | 7:53 am
    As a logical consequence of the prolonged economic downturn, participation in the federal food stamp program is continuing to rise.The latest data released by the Department of Agriculture indicated that in April, 202,930 individual recipients were removed from the food stamps program with the current total declining 1.75% on a year-over-year basis.Individuals receiving food stamp benefits declined to 45.43 million which, as a ratio of the overall civilian non-institutional population now stands at a whopping 18.15% of the population.Households receiving food stamps benefits declined to 22.39…
  • Weekly Unemployment Claims: Initial and Continued July 16 2015

    SoldAtTheTop
    16 Jul 2015 | 6:58 am
    Today’s jobless claims report showed declines to both initial and insured (continued) unemployment claims as seasonally adjusted initial claims remained below the 300K level. Seasonally adjusted “initial” unemployment claims declined by 15,000 to 281,000 claims while seasonally adjusted “insured” claims declined by 112,000 to 2.215 million resulting in an “insured” unemployment rate of 1.6%.
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  • Flood hazard law change causing headaches in Honolulu's construction sector

    Duane Shimogawa
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:39 pm
    The City and County of Honolulu’s change in its flood hazard ordinance is causing some headaches in the construction industry. Last year, the city’s Department of Planning and Permitting amended its flood hazard ordinance to address concerns raised by the Federal Emergency Management Agency regarding provisions that were inconsistent with the minimum requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program. The city, through Mario Siu-Li, a planner for DPP, told PBN that it was compelled to adopt…
  • ​Olympic apartment, retail project in Clintonville gets final OK

    Brian R. Ball
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:22 pm
    The project replacing the former Olympic Swim Club in Clintonville has gotten its final zoning approval. Columbus City Council on Monday unanimously approved the zoning for developer Kyle Katz’s plan for 114 apartments and 5,000 square feet of street-level retail, ending a year-long saga for the 3450 Indianola Ave. site. I first wrote about the mixed-use project 11 months ago when a proposal for 152 apartments and 18,000 to 19,000 square feet of commercial space created a storm among a segment…
  • EXCLUSIVE: The Office Pile founder, real estate company accused of defrauding five people out of their homes

    Hayley Ringle
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:33 pm
    The founder of a Phoenix co-working space and one of its companies are facing accusations from the Arizona Attorney General’s Office for defrauding at least five people who believed they were purchasing homes from the company. The five Spanish-speaking victims made down payments and monthly mortgage payments to this company, believing they were homeowners, but ultimately lost their homes to foreclosure. The company, Montecristo Properties LLC, which leases space at The Office Pile co-working…
  • Office vacancies improve in Phoenix but still above 20 percent

    Mike Sunnucks
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:11 pm
    One out of five Phoenix offices are still empty while all new private commercial construction continues to be in Tempe, Scottsdale and the East Valley. Phoenix’s office vacancy rate came in at 20.1 percent for the second quarter of 2015, according to new numbers from the CBRE commercial real estate firm. That is an improvement from a 22 percent vacancy rate posted for the same period in 2014. But it is still above the 20 percent mark seen as a baseline to whether the regional real estate market…
  • The Masquerade sells for $2.8 million, to become ‘adaptive re-use development’

    Phil W. Hudson
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:45 pm
    The popular Old Fourth Ward music venue The Masquerade and its adjacent 1.32 acres were sold to an Atlanta multifamily developer for $2.8 million, according to a report from the CoStar Group Inc. Washington, D.C.-based CoStar (NASDAQ: CSGP) reported Atlanta-based SWH Residential Partners LLC, a development partnership of Norcross, Ga.-based Worthington Hyde Partners, bought an assemblage of 3.3 acres along the Atlanta Beltline for $5.3 million from Southeast Capital Cos. (The Masquerade concert…
 
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  • In India, a GIFT Waiting to Be Opened

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:44 pm
    India’s Prime Minister Modi conceived of the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City, or GIFT, more than seven years ago. But the ambitious project has seen only halting progress.
  • Rent-to-Own Homes Make a Comeback

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:42 pm
    Wall Street firms have found a new way to profit from consumers with blemished credit who can’t qualify for a mortgage: let them rent a home first with the option to buy it later.
  • Smaller Chinese Cities Miss Housing Recovery

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:04 pm
    Housing markets in some big Chinese cities are starting to heat up, but smaller markets like Changchun in northeastern China show few signs of thawing.
  • When the Firm Is Wired but the Office Isn't

    27 Jul 2015 | 6:57 am
    Tech and advertising companies love New York’s quirky old loft buildings and hip, unconventional neighborhoods. Trouble is, connectivity can be primitive.
  • Greek Crisis Derails Italian REIT IPOs

    24 Jul 2015 | 2:44 pm
    The turbulence in Greece has crossed the Ionian Sea, foiling plans for two Italian real-estate firms preparing to list shares on the Milan stock exchange.
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  • Mike Huckabee defends Holocaust comment amid backlash

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:39 am
    Yahoo's Katie Couric interviews the presidential hopeful about his controversial remarks on the Iran nuke deal.
  • From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price hikes

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:57 am
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee.
  • Tom Brady's destroyed cell phone is smoking gun that crushed the Patriots superstar

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  • Father of Colorado movie gunman pleads with jury for his life

    28 Jul 2015 | 5:17 pm
    The father of the Colorado movie massacre gunman pleaded on Tuesday for his son's life, showing the jury photos of family vacations when he said James Holmes was "a really excellent kid" who became mentally ill and is not to blame for his July 2012 rampage. Bob Holmes, who with his wife Arlene has attended the proceedings on the outskirts of Denver almost every day since they began in late April, made his long-anticipated appearance on the witness stand during the trial's punishment phase. Arlene Holmes is expected to testify on Wednesday.
  • Sexual-assault accuser says Cosby didn't realize she was gay

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:13 pm
    By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The woman battling Bill Cosby to make public a 2006 settlement of her sexual-assault complaint against him said in court documents on Tuesday that she is a lesbian, despite his sworn assertions that their encounter was consensual and he has a knack for reading women's cues. The revelation by Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee who has alleged the comedian tricked her into taking drugs before assaulting her in 2004, came in a legal memorandum filed in federal court in Philadelphia. In it, Constand's lawyers argue that Cosby,…
 
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  • Dobie Center Gets its Second Wind

    Anca
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:25 pm
    By Anca Gagiuc, Associate Editor The Dobie Center Forty-three years after opening, Dobie Center has a promising future ahead. San Francisco-based Fowler Property Acquisitions recently acquired the 27-story high-rise near the University of Texas campus and plans to rebrand it Dobie 2021. The Carlton Group of New York sold the property at 2012 Guadalupe St. for an undisclosed price. Senior managing director Tucker Knight and managing director Corby Chaffin of Berkadia handled the financing and told Bisnow that the deal’s financing generated substantial interest from banks and life…
  • Hines Goes Back to the Future

    Ioana
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:06 pm
    By Ioana Neamt, Associate Editor T3 – 316 Third Ave North A groundbreaking office building developed by Hines is under construction in downtown Minneapolis. Designed by Michael Green Architecture of Vancouver in collaboration with DLR Group, the 220,000-square-foot office building will be the first commercial property in the United States to use engineered wood for both its structure and interior, as Commercial Property Executive reported last fall. Located at 316 Third Ave. N. in the North Loop, the seven-story building is dubbed T3 to reflect the key elements of timber, transit and…
  • Seattle Investor Firm Comes Back for Seconds

    Liviu Oltean
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:43 pm
    By Liviu Oltean, Associate Editor Security Properties clearly likes Las Vegas. The Seattle-based firm recently announced its second acquisition in the area: Verona Apartment Homes, a 275-unit, Class A multi-family community in Henderson. The asset was acquired for $40 million through the firm’s Security Properties Multifamily Fund II. Verona Apartment Homes Located at 6765 Tulip Falls Drive in the Henderson East submarket, the property features a resort-style pool and spa, controlled-access gates, a clubhouse with a second story fitness center, a snack bar, and a shop. Verona Apartment…
  • Seattle Investor Firm Comes Back for Seconds

    Liviu Oltean
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:43 pm
    By Liviu Oltean, Associate Editor Security Properties clearly likes Las Vegas. The Seattle-based firm recently announced its second acquisition in the area: Verona Apartment Homes, a 275-unit, Class A multi-family community in Henderson. The asset was acquired for $40 million through the firm’s Security Properties Multifamily Fund II. Verona Apartment Homes Located at 6765 Tulip Falls Drive in the Henderson East submarket, the property features a resort-style pool and spa, controlled-access gates, a clubhouse with a second story fitness center, a snack bar, and a shop. Verona Apartment…
  • Retail Condo in Manhattan Scores Refinancing Loan

    Veronica
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:37 am
    By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor The Parkland Group landed a $44 million refinancing loan for a retail condominium between West 17th and 18th Streets in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. 611 Avenue of the Americas – Manhattan HFF announced it worked on behalf of the borrower’s Gerald Brauser and Steven Brauser to secure the 15-year, fixed-rate, non-recourse loan which was provided by Allianz Real Estate of America, Inc. on behalf of the US Allianz insurance companies. HFF managing director Rob Rizzi and director Jennifer Keller led the debt placement team representing the…
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  • Rentals will remain in demand, especially among millennials

    Erik Pisor
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Accounting for roughly 40 percent of all rental stock, single-family rentals are expected to remain in high demand -- especially among millennials that begin to form their own families ...
  • 365 Connect wins 2 Summit Creative Awards for its property management platforms

    Kimberly Manning
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:44 pm
    365 Connect has been a provider of technology for the multifamily housing industry since 2003; recently, the company announced that its marketing syndication and "Locate. Lease. Live." technology platform were both winners of Summit Creative Awards from the Summit International Awards (SIA) Organization ...
  • US home values rise 4.4 percent in May

    Erik Pisor
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:29 pm
    The recently released S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index (HPI) points to a U.S. housing market that is seeing more consistency in terms of home price gains. Spanning May 2014 to May 2015, U.S. homes rose in value by 4.4 percent overall. In April, values rose by 4.3 percent on a year-to-year basis ...
  • TRID changes: Realtors should expect longer closings, walk-through tweaks

    Amy Swinderman
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:22 pm
    While the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) may have thrown the real estate industry a bone by extending the effective date of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) rule to Oct. 3, the clock is ticking on the time everyone has left to prepare to comply with the sweeping mortgage regulation and related changes to real estate closings ...
  • How does Madison Hildebrand kill it?

    Jennye Garibaldi
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Madison Hildebrand's list of achievements reads like that of someone twice his age, and he's only 34. Mixing business with pleasure is easier said than done, though, and most of us who attempt this usually fail epically ...
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  • What We’re Reading: July 20-24

    Abby Creitz
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:37 am
    Icons, Earth, listings, card catalogs, gaudiness, sharks, video games, kale, HR changes, Minions, and shape-shifting homes! A radio icon is stepping down after four decades. It can only be assumed that Garrison Keillor’s retirement will be spent “where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average.”TechnoHippyBiker/2009/flickr A view of the earth from a million miles away.  Breathtaking! Since Zillow acquired Trulia, traffic has slowed down. What does this mean for Zillow? What to do with old card catalog cabinets now that…
  • New and Updated in the Library – July

    Donna McCormick
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:36 am
    The following Field Guides have recently been updated in the Library: Golf Courses Several aspects of golf courses are explored in this Field Guide—the California drought, environmental concerns and the golf industry outlook.  Can they survive these challenges? Vacation, Resort & Second Homes Vacation home sales boomed in 2014 to above their most recent peak level in 2006, while investment purchases fell for the fourth straight year.  For transactions in 2014, vacation-home sales catapulted to an estimated 1.13 million last year and vacation sales were up 57.4 percent from 717,000 in…
  • What We’re Reading: July 13-17

    Abby Creitz
    17 Jul 2015 | 6:47 am
    Addiction, unusual homes, longevity, #PrimeDay, tidying, Flash fails, home evolution, and Millennial trends! Addicted to your smartphone? You’re not alone. Companies are coming up with ways to relieve your addiction. Could you live on the side of a cliff? Or do you think you could live in one of these unusual homes? The average business does not have the longest lifespan, but these companies have been around for hundreds of years or more!Tony Fischer/2008/flickr Amazon raised expectations with #PrimeDay — and then disappointed everyone. Hilarity ensued. Still, Amazon wasn’t…
  • Social Media Ease

    Abby Creitz
    13 Jul 2015 | 11:22 am
    Forbes recently ran an article on tips for mastering social media for small businesses that got me thinking about all the great resources National Association of REALTORS® makes available to its members in order to optimize their time and use of social media technology. Sean MacEntee, content low, 2010 uploaded via Flickr, Creative Commons License One of the biggest obstacles can be content. People worry that they don’t have time to write articles or blog entries that their clients would find useful. Or they dread the idea of having to come up with ideas for content all the time, but as a…
  • What We’re Reading: July 6-10

    Abby Creitz
    10 Jul 2015 | 7:03 am
    World Champions***, historical soccer, wartime librarianship, exotic homes, property values, ball pits, Star Wars weather, incredible landscaping, and SHARK WEEK! From now on, “playing like a girl” should be regarded as a high compliment. The United States Women’s National Team set records on Sunday night, winning the FIFA Women’s World Cup for the third time!!! Considering the TV ratings for the game, you probably already knew that. Of course, playing like a girl has its drawbacks. I doubt we’d have such a strong youth soccer program if modern soccer was anything…
 
 
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  • What Would Happen If the Industry Yanked All Their Listings?

    Drew Meyers
    25 Jul 2015 | 4:08 pm
    There are some proponents for the entire industry ceasing syndication entirely (specifically to Zillow). The thinking is generally “with no listings, Zillow would become irrelevant and lose all their traffic, all that traffic would frequent agent/broker websites, and the result would be cheaper leads/clients”. So, what would happen if the industry as a whole stopped syndicating listings? In short, absolutely nothing when it comes to the cost to acquire/reach buyer and seller leads/clients. If buyers went to Zillow, and realized not all listings were represented – they…
  • Example Results When Agents Try to Build Portals

    Drew Meyers
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:39 am
    As a result of the ongoing discussion about Broker Public Portal (most recent thread here), I did a little bit of digging to figure out whether there have been other “agent/broker led” portal initiatives that have successfully competed against market leaders in other countries. I found this article on Property Portal Watch by Simon Baker about agent-built portals Squiiz (Australia) and OntheMarket (UK). Simon also wrote a part 2 with more analysis. Squiiz in Australia (can anyone spell this?): OnTheMarket in the UK: On the surface, OnTheMarket seems like much better…
  • 3 Days Left to Apply for YC Fellowship

    Drew Meyers
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:19 am
    Any young founders out there, pre seed funding and pre accelerator? Apply for a YC Fellowship: YC Fellows will receive a $12,000 grant and advice from the YC community for 8 weeks (from mid-September to mid-November) to go from an idea to a startup. Fellows need an idea or a prototype and the ability to work on this full-time for 8 weeks. We expect that most teams will apply with 2-3 co-founders, but as always we’ll consider solo founders too. This program is meant for founders who haven’t raised money from investors or participated in an accelerator. Selected teams are strongly…
  • The Nitty Gritty of Fundraising for Startups

    Drew Meyers
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    I would bet every founder reading this blog knows about AirBnB. If you don’t, you’ve been living under a rock. Some of you have raised funds. Others haven’t. Fundraising is not easy. Don’t let anyone tell you differently, despite what you hear in the tech press. AirBnB (and Uber) are the darling childs of the tech startup investing community, but AirBnB – now valued at over $25 billion – had a lot of trouble raising an early round. Brian Chesky (co-founder & CEO) shared the story of 7 investor rejections recently on Medium. Every startup…
  • Zillow, DotLoop, and Your Data: Does It Matter?

    Sam DeBord
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:47 am
    Zillow is acquiring DotLoop. Fires are burning in real estate social media. Let’s get this out of the way. There are tons of brokers and agents who dislike Zillow. Call them what you want. They’re here. I’m a regular critic of the company when they (regularly) make moves that don’t seem in the best interests of brokers, agents, or their clients. I was also a big user of Zillow in the early years, contributing to thousands of posts, discussions, photos, etc. There are plenty of really good things the company does. I’m a (low grade) Zillow Premier Agent and have…
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  • MBS RECAP: As Far as Down Days Go, Not Too Bad

    Matthew Graham
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:43 pm
    Posted To: MBS CommentaryMBS ended the day in slightly weaker territory, and they did so in about the gentlest possible way . The domestic session began with trading levels in much weaker territory after Treasury yields rose somewhat significantly overnight. From a deficit of nearly 3/8ths of a point, Fannie 3.5 MBS climbed their way back within an eighth of a point of 'unchanged' by the close. Actually, the bounce back had fully run it's course by noon. That was more a factor various market closures--especially European equities and the London Metal Exchange. That's not…
  • Mortgage Rates Finally Buck Trend

    Matthew Graham
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:43 pm
    Posted To: Mortgage Rate WatchMortgage rates bucked the recent trend of steady, modest improvements to end just slightly higher today. That said, the move was just as small as most recent examples, and barely returns most lenders to last Friday's rates. At the time, those were the best of the month, so the current situation could be much worse. Moreover, the small day-to-day changes mean that we're not really talking about "rates" moving higher and lower as opposed to the closing costs associated with prevailing rates. In other words, the effective rate is changing microscopically, but not…
  • Homeownership Continues Dismal Decline; Rentals Soar

    Jann Swanson
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:29 am
    Posted To: MND NewsWireHomeownership declined yet again in the second quarter of 2015. The Census Bureau said that the national rate dropped from 63.7 percent in the first quarter to 63.4 percent in the second and was more than a point down from the 64.7 percent where it stood a year earlier. Homeownership peaked at 69.2 percent in the second and fourth quarters of 2004 and flirted with that level periodically for the next four years but has declined steadily since the end of 2008. The erosion of homeownership was evident in every age group except those under age 35. It ticked up from 34.6…
  • MBS MID-DAY: There's a Bright Side to Today's Bond Market Weakness

    Matthew Graham
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:24 am
    Posted To: MBS CommentaryBond markets pulled back overnight on a combination of global stock market stability and European data. Selling pressure remained this morning as corporate debt issuance is active. (That means that firms that were planning on issuing new debt saw this pull back in rates as good opportunity to pull the trigger.) Even after a much weaker than expected Consumer Confidence number, bond markets haven't made any meaningful steps back toward positive territory. All that having been said, there are several silver linings to this cloud. First of all, a pull-back of some…
  • Home Price Gains More Likely to Slow

    Jann Swanson
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:42 am
    Posted To: MND NewsWireHome price data from S&P Dow Jones Indices was mixed for May. All three of the Case-Shiller measures, the National Index and the 10-City and 20-City Composites increased from May 2014 but the year-over-year increases were about the same as in April with the National and 10-City increasing marginally and the 20-City posting a slightly smaller gain. The National Index, which covers all nine census divisions, recorded a 4.4% annual increase in May 2015 versus a 4.3 percent increase in April 2015. The 10-City Composite was up 4.7 percent and the 20 City increased 4.9…
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  • Just listed in Heritage Terraces!

    CJ Brasiel
    14 Jul 2015 | 11:58 am
      Offered at $788,000 –Open house Sun 1-5 Absolutely stunning living at Heritage Terraces, 2377 Azevedo Parkway, San Jose. Close to The Plant shopping, Willow Glen and transportation. Built in 2004 by Summerhill this home offers the perfect lifestyle living for those with busy schedules. The back yard patio area has been landscaped and designed for […]
  • SOLD! 1145 Manor Drive

    talktocj
    5 Jun 2015 | 8:19 pm
    Charming Willow Glen home 3 bedrooms, 2 bath  home within walking distance to parks, downtown Willow Glen shops, restaurants and Booksin Elementary. Featuring an extra large master suite with high ceilings, a bay window, window seat, French doors onto the patio to relax and enjoy. Both baths are updated and a newer kitchen with plenty of […]
  • PENDING! 890 Opal Drive, San Jose

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

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

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

  • Office Lease Up (July 27) LinkedIn Expands by Two Floors at Empire State Building

    26 Jul 2015 | 7:05 pm
    LinkedIn Corp. is expanding its New York City headquarters by occupying an additional 130,000 square feet at the Empire State Building. The office expansion will have LinkedIn encompassing the entire third and 26th floors, bringing the company's total occupancy to 280,000 square feet on seven floors. LinkedIn first moved into the building in 2011. Sacha Zarba, Lauren Crowley and Greg Tosko of CBRE represented LinkedIn in the lease negotiations...
  • CoStar's People of Note (July 19 - 25)

    24 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    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: Washington DC, Boston, South Florida, Denver, New York City, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, South Carolina, Tampa / St. Petersburg, Columbus, Indianapolis, San Antonio, Houston, Atlanta, and Portland. WASHINGTON DC Tilley Expands Role for Phillips Realty and EB5 Capital...
  • Quartet of Developers Unveils $500M Two-Tower Downtown LA Project

    23 Jul 2015 | 10:27 pm
    Developers and city officials this week unveiled another megaproject that will reshape the skyline of downtown Los Angeles over the next couple of years. Circa, a 1.6 million-square-foot mixed-use residential and retail project on 2.7 acres at 12th Street between Figueroa and Flower streets in downtown’s South Park neighborhood near Staples Center and LA Live district is tentatively targeted for delivery in September 2017. A team of Hankey Investment...
  • Fever For Hospital Projects Fuels Demand Spike In Architect Billings Index

    23 Jul 2015 | 7:23 pm
    The Architecture Billings Index (ABI), a key indicator of demand for construction projects breaking ground nine months to a year from now, jumped sharply in June to its highest level since July 2007. Ramped up demand for institutional projects such as new health care, education, public safety and government buildings led the index's spike from 51.9 in May to 55.7 last month, according to the American Institute of Architects (AIA). A wave of...
  • Met Square Mixed-Use Project Latest to Break Ground In Miami's Booming Downtown

    23 Jul 2015 | 1:18 am
    MDM Group has broken ground on Met Square, a 43-story residential tower with attached movie theater, shops and restaurants that will be the fourth and last phase of MDM’s $1 billion Metropolitan Miami master development in downtown Miami. Underscoring South Florida’s heated multifamily market, the 391-unit apartment tower at 340 S.E. 3rd Street developed by Zom is the third high-rise residential project to be built in The Met alone. In related...
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  • Mike Huckabee Drops the Price on His Little Rock Listing

    Melissa Allison
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:39 pm
    If Mike Huckabee’s luck is anything like Donald Trump’s, the latest price cut on his Arkansas home will do the trick. Both have been trying to unload homes for two years. Trump’s penthouse in Manhattan finally went for $21 million after he dropped the price earlier this month. Huckabee’s home outside Little Rock has a new price, too: $674,900. He paid $525,000 for the home in 2006, and first listed it in 2013, after reportedly building a $3-million mansion in Florida. The Arkansas listing has been off and on the market since then, starting at $850,000. The home…
  • High Rent Can Cause Cavities

    Lindsey Schober
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:46 pm
    An apple a day keeps the doctor away. And, according to a new Zillow analysis, so does high rent. The study found a large percentage of individuals who carry a “high rent burden,” meaning he or she spends more than 30 percent of their income on housing, are skimping on health care — everything from dental care to prescription drugs — in order to afford rent. In the past year, 40 percent of survey respondents said they skimped on dental care. And 25 percent skipped doctor’s visits. The analysis of Federal Reserve Board data also shows those who have the highest rents as a…
  • How Much Home Can You Buy for $100,000?

    Sharona Ott
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:54 am
    The term “a growing family” carries a multitude of meanings these days — maybe it’s having a baby, adopting a child, combining families, taking in a relative, or tacking on a few furry friends. Adding to your household can be a financial stress, but it doesn’t have to be. More family should equal more love, not more headaches. Whether you’re moving from an apartment to a tiny single-family home, or from a 3-bedroom to a 4-bedroom, we’ve got you covered. Check out the following 10 listings, all located in metropolitan areas across the country and priced at approximately…
  • Mortgage Rate Update

    Lauren Braun
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:20 am
    Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages fell this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgages at 3.83 percent, down 8 basis points from the same time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate moved lower throughout the week before settling at the current rate on Tuesday. “Mortgage rates fell last week to their lowest level since early June,” said Erin Lantz, vice president of mortgages at Zillow. “There is potential for increased rate volatility this week as markets look to Wednesday’s Federal Open Market Committee statement and Thursday’s GDP report.
  • Donald Trump Unloads NYC Penthouse He Never Lived In

    Melissa Allison
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:04 am
    When he’s not stumping for the Republican presidential nomination or making decrees on “The Celebrity Apprentice,” Donald Trump still works in real estate — and he just made a killing on a Manhattan penthouse. Trump sold the nearly 6,200-square-foot apartment on the 24th floor of his 32-story Trump Park Avenue tower for $21 million, The Wall Street Journal reports. He listed it in 2013 for $35 million and cut the price twice, settling on $24.995 million earlier this month. Trump never lived there, listing agent Michelle Griffith of Trump International Realty told the…
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    BiggerPockets Podcast : Real Estate Investing and Wealth Building to Help You Get Bigger Pockets

  • Blinded By Numbers: How Fixating on Metrics Can Lead to Bad Investments

    Jordan Thibodeau
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    “… not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” — William Bruce Cameron I was talking to a group of real estate investors at an investor meet up. A few of the investors purchased buy and hold properties in the middle of the great recession. They focused on [...] View the full article: Blinded By Numbers: How Fixating on Metrics Can Lead to Bad Investments on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2014 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • Turnkey Real Estate: What Does It Offer, And Is It Right For You?

    Engelo Rumora
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Are you pressed for time? Do you want to make money before you get out of bed? How does financial freedom and living life on your terms sound? You want to invest in real estate, but you don’t really have the time to manage your properties. It’s quite common, and while some of you will [...] View the full article: Turnkey Real Estate: What Does It Offer, And Is It Right For You? on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2014 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • Before You Attempt to Manage Your Own Property, Answer These 5 Questions

    Michael Blank
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    In last week’s article I talked about being real estate entrepreneurs, not investors. This is a HUGE difference in mindset and also in practice. One result of having the mindset of entrepreneur is that you should not do all of the work yourself, but instead surround yourself with an awesome team and delegate. In particular: Don’t [...] View the full article: Before You Attempt to Manage Your Own Property, Answer These 5 Questions on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2014 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • Overwhelmed? Here Are 10 Steps to Find Your Focus (& Buy That First Property!)

    Kevin Perk
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Getting into real estate investing can seem like a daunting task. There is so much to learn, so much to read, so much information and so much to do that it can be very easy for one to get lost in the maze and just feel plain overwhelmed. I have seen more than one newbie [...] View the full article: Overwhelmed? Here Are 10 Steps to Find Your Focus (& Buy That First Property!) on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2014 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • Teaching Kids to Be Entrepreneurs is Key to Addressing the Wealth Gap: Here’s Why

    Brandon Hall
    26 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Scott Trench wrote a great article last week about the wealth gap and identified the main problem as lack of financial education. Today, I’m going to take that a step further. The real problem leading to such a huge wealth gap is that there are two types of people in this world: people who know [...] View the full article: Teaching Kids to Be Entrepreneurs is Key to Addressing the Wealth Gap: Here’s Why on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2014 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
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    Rain City Guide

  • The Future of Real Estate? It Arrived Today

    Craig Blackmon
    16 Jul 2015 | 9:04 am
    This is what the future of real estate will look like – no MLS number I could not be prouder today. Quill’s first Single Broker Listing is live and looks great! On the Quill Blog, on Zillow, on Redfin – heck, it looks great EVERYWHERE!! By my estimation, this is what the future of real estate will look like: One broker marketing a property directly to buyers via multiple channels, without offering to pay the buyer’s agent’s commission (so no MLS number). Exciting times here at Quill!! The post The Future of Real Estate? It Arrived Today appeared first on Rain…
  • Why I am Withdrawing from the Multiple Listing Service to Offer Single Broker Listings

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

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

    Craig Blackmon
    10 Apr 2015 | 7:32 pm
    Ardell recently posted on this subject. She noted there really isn’t that much out there about this now-common aspect of buying or selling a home (common, that is, for MLS-listed homes, you can avoid the frenzy by looking for homes on MLS alternatives). She and I then engaged in some typically spirited discourse, which in turn helped me to further frame and analyze the issues raised. Multiple Offer Situation and Bidding War defined First, some definitions.  A “multiple offer situation” is where a seller receives two or more written offers on the property. A “bidding…
  • Seller Will Review Offers on Monday…

    ARDELL
    7 Mar 2015 | 1:37 pm
    A seller setting a time in the future when they will review all offers at the same time has become common enough to warrant a blog post explaining the general pros and cons and procedure for this type of listing instruction. I just did a spot check of new listings in Kirkland 98033 and a full 2/3rds have this instruction, including both single family homes and condos. If you look only at the single family homes, the percentage is even higher. There is very little written on this topic that can be googled, so I will try to explain the ins and outs of this process best I can. Everyone does it a…
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  • Flood hazard law change causing headaches in Honolulu's construction sector

    Duane Shimogawa
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:39 pm
    The City and County of Honolulu’s change in its flood hazard ordinance is causing some headaches in the construction industry. Last year, the city’s Department of Planning and Permitting amended its flood hazard ordinance to address concerns raised by the Federal Emergency Management Agency regarding provisions that were inconsistent with the minimum requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program. The city, through Mario Siu-Li, a planner for DPP, told PBN that it was compelled to adopt…
  • Dallas real estate company buys boutique Houston office building

    Candace Carlisle
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:59 pm
    An affiliated company of Dallas real estate mogul Gene Phillips' Dallas-based Pillar Income Asset Management Inc. bought a boutique office building in Houston's Uptown District. Dallas-based Regis Property Management LLC bought the six-story building at 770 S. Post Oak Lane for an undisclosed sum. Regis Property is an affiliate of Pillar Income Asset Management and manages 34 properties with more than 6 million square feet of retail, industrial and office space. Phillips, who spoke about the acquisition,…
  • Chris Benjamin to become CEO of A&B following Stanley Kuriyama's retirement in December

    Duane Shimogawa
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:58 pm
    Chris Benjamin, president and chief operating officer of Alexander & Baldwin Inc., will be promoted in January to CEO following the retirement of Stanley Kuriyama in December, the Honolulu-based real estate company said Tuesday. Kuriyama will continue to serve as A&B’s executive chairman of the board following his retirement. Lance Parker, 41, senior vice president of acquisitions and dispositions for A&B subsidiary A&B Properties, will be promoted to president of A&B Properties effective Sept.…
  • ​Olympic apartment, retail project in Clintonville gets final OK

    Brian R. Ball
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:22 pm
    The project replacing the former Olympic Swim Club in Clintonville has gotten its final zoning approval. Columbus City Council on Monday unanimously approved the zoning for developer Kyle Katz’s plan for 114 apartments and 5,000 square feet of street-level retail, ending a year-long saga for the 3450 Indianola Ave. site. I first wrote about the mixed-use project 11 months ago when a proposal for 152 apartments and 18,000 to 19,000 square feet of commercial space created a storm among a segment…
  • Port Columbus' original terminal to see new life as bank headquarters

    Evan Weese
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:12 pm
    The original Port Columbus International Airport terminal will have life once again. Heartland Bank plans to move its headquarters from a longtime home on North Hamilton Road in Gahanna to the historic building opened in 1929. It has stood vacant since 2007 and has been the target of discussion for demolition, although preservationists have been advocating for saving it. Gahanna-based Heartland has signed a letter of intent for a 39-year lease with the Columbus Regional Airport Authority to rent…
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    Miller Samuel Real Estate Appraisers & Consultants

  • [VIDEO] Boomberg TV ‘Market Makers’ 7-27-15

    Jonathan Miller
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:49 pm
    Had a nice conversion this morning with Matt Miller and Stephanie Ruhle on Bloomberg TV’s ‘Market Makers.’ Never been on this show before. Wow. Energy+. Before the show started, we had a active debate on whether ‘American Flyers‘ or ‘Breaking Away‘ was the best bicycling movie. Clearly ‘Breaking Away” was the better of the two HANDS DOWN but I liked the other a lot, especially for someone who likes the whole culture of bike racing. Not sure what bike movies had to do with our ‘state of the Hamptons market’ discussion covering…
  • [VIDEO] Fox Business ‘Risk & Reward’ w/Deirdre Bolton 7-27-15

    Jonathan Miller
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:22 pm
    Always great to swing by and speak with Deirdre Bolton on her Fox Business show “Risk & Reward.” However today’s show was a bit of a mess for me. Working on 4.5 hours of sleep I said I was talking about “interest-free” then changed it to “principal-free” mortgages – LOL – good grief! Note to self: “interest-only.” Plus my company name was reversed 2x and the chyron had it backwards as well. Didn’t discourage me though – always fun to do the show. Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com
  • [Video] Ladies and Gentlemen, We Apologize For The Unavoidable Delay…

    Jonathan Miller
    19 Jul 2015 | 8:56 am
    I’ve been interviewed by Charlie Pellet of Bloomberg Radio a few times and have thought to myself, “His voice sounds really familiar.” Here’s this short video from The New Yorker that shows why.
  • Will London (or any large city) Become a Bad Version of Dubai?

    Jonathan Miller
    15 Jul 2015 | 11:24 am
    Dubaization Defined. This video is an epic condemnation of the new wave of architecture associated with super luxury housing that is redefining the London skyline presented by – The Guardian. Alain de Botton goes full on, providing heavy criticism that is well worth watching for the answer to the question: Why we are seeing the super luxury/starchitect phenomenon occur? But the rest of the piece slips into full scale whining.
  • Rotating GIFs: Cost of Land Is The Secret to Affordable Housing

    Jonathan Miller
    14 Jul 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Here’s a cool rotating gif map on rising U.S. land prices based on data taken from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (in partnership with University of Wisconsin-Madison). I’ve used their data for my Bloomberg View column talking about the price of land. In short, the land is what appreciates, not the improvements to the land such as the house itself. The price of land is a key issue in the U.S. affordable housing crisis we are now experiencing. Here’s a 40 year view on the price of land for residential development provided by Howmuch.net Source: Howmuch.net
 
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    The American Genius

  • How to get over being a people-pleaser, and why you should want to

    Jack Lloyd
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:36 am
    Being a people-pleaser comes naturally to some people but can be a professional disadvantage. Let's discuss how to know if you're over the top about it, and how to fix it. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at The American Genius
  • The hidden secret features of social networks you might not know about

    Ellen Vessels
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:22 am
    We all use social networks, but features change and we may miss some of the new tweaks, so here are some to help get you ahead. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at The American Genius
  • SlidesCamp offers pre-designed slides that don’t suck

    Brian Clark
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:06 am
    SlidesCamp is about to launch in beta and offers a library of searchable PowerPoint templates you can customize, and that aren't 1997-esque. Genius! Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at The American Genius
  • Is MTV’s European rebrand a hit or miss?

    Matt Huffer
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:58 am
    MTV Europe has rebranded and it looks like Lisa Frank and Adult Swim had a baby on drugs, but it has a chance at ushering in the next generation. Why? Let's discuss. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at The American Genius
  • A humorous look at a world with honest iPhone 6 ads

    Jack Lloyd
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:49 am
    The iPhone 6 has been a hit with consumers, but it has some flaws. One blog took a humorous look at what iPhone 6 ads would look like in the real world, and it's quite a laugh. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at The American Genius
 
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  • 5 signs your buyer clients need an electrician’s intervention

    Andy Rodenhiser
    14 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Buying a fixer-upper is a task for sure. It’s vital that your clients are aware of what kind of upgrades the home will need, especially if they plan to sell it at any point in the future. Getting the systems up to code is going to be imperative, but most importantly, they need to know if the electrical system needs immediate attention. Below is a checklist of tips that can be used during a quick pass-through of the house to determine whether your client needs an electrician’s intervention. 1. Dimming or flickering lights First things first: Make sure your buyers flip on a few…
  • The rise of gig-estate

    Tamir Poleg
    4 Jun 2015 | 11:00 am
    A real revolution has been happening in the labor market in the past five years. There is a new kind of entrepreneur giving rise to “the gig-economy,” which is rapidly growing in the US, and around the world. Surveys suggest that it could soon represent as much as 50 percent of the US workforce. This labor market represents a change of attitude. In the past, success was measured by the ability to stay with an employer for a long period and through promotions within the corporation. The goal was reaching an executive position, changing as little jobs as possible and retiring.
  • Take a test drive of the only real estate website endorsed by Barbara Corcoran

    Laura Monroe
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:11 am
    In this Demo Day webinar, Real Estate Webmasters introduces the world’s only real estate website exclusively endorsed by Barbara Corcoran. Real Estate Webmasters, known for its industry knowledge, collaborated with Corcoran and tapped into her advice to create this lead-generating, high-performance website. The focus of this site is on the importance of personal and corporate branding, full mobile responsiveness, clean designs and speed — oh yeah, this site is so fast that it feels like driving on the German Autobahn. Did we mention our state-of-the-art CRM (customer relationship…
  • ‘Inbound marketing’ turns strangers into real estate clients in 6 steps

    Laura Monroe
    18 Mar 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Did you miss our webinar on inbound marketing? Catch up here. Inbound marketing is simply the best way to attract and nurture new prospects online. From your emails, blogs, social media and landing pages — the digital breadcrumbs that attract and bring new clients into your sales pipeline is called “inbound” marketing. You may be doing this already, but in this webinar we’re going to give you some actionable steps you can take to start collecting and converting leads through inbound methods. Stay tuned until the end — we’re going to give you a kit with even…
  • Approach real estate as if you were running for mayor

    Scott Schang
    18 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    What happens when someone builds a dominant online presence in your community? One of the ways you can lose market share in your farm is when a tech-savvy agent works as hard online as you’ve worked offline to capture market share by educating homeowners and homebuyers about the local market. Being recognized and trusted as a local expert is an important part of growing, and preserving your position as the go-to real estate agent in your community. In years past, simply farming your neighborhoods consistently might have worked pretty well. When you are the most popular source of…
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  • Highland Park Craftsman For Sale at 6157 Springvale Drive

    23 Jul 2015 | 11:26 pm
    The charm of this well-preserved 1914 Highland Park home for sale welcomes you from the street, with drought-tolerant succulents that flank the Arroyo stone porch. Inside, original character abounds from the hardwood floors to the decorative fireplace to the built-in buffet that frames the dining area. Read More
  • Linda Vista Neighborhood in Pasadena, CA

    20 Jul 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Make no mistake. Homes in Pasadena, CA are in demand; especially homes in Linda Vista.  Linda Vista is considered one of the wealthiest and largest neighborhoods in Pasadena. Linda Vista is a suburban neighborhood located in the northwest corner of Pasadena. This area of land sits on a slope between the Arroyo Seco and the San Rafael Hills. Read More
  • We just sold this property for $106,500 over the asking price!

    19 Jul 2015 | 1:52 pm
    We just sold this 4-unit building in Glassell Park. The 1-bedroom units are fully rented and total over $4900/month income. Each unit offers outdoor space, views, a spacious floor plan, and all in a style that appeals to today’s tenant. There is additional space to add another 4 units on the 2 lots which total over 17,000 square feet on a street-to-street configuration. Listed for $1,099,000, we received 5 offers on this property and negotiated a final sales price $106,500 over the asking price. If you are thinking of investing in real estate, give us a call to discuss today's real estate…
  • We just sold this home for $138,500 over the asking price!

    18 Jul 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Tucked away on a secluded hillside in Eagle Rock right next door to Pasadena is a fantastic contemporary-styled home located at 1138 Glen Arbor. Sunset views, a large, flat yard that is lush and private, and plenty of space - it's all here.  Features include refinished hardwood floors, a family room with wet bar, ample storage space in addition to the spacious closets, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, and 3 off-street covered parking places. Listed for $799,000, we received 4 offers on this home and negotiated a final sales price of $937,500. If you are thinking of making a move, give us a call to…
  • Lexington Heights Neighborhood in Pasadena, CA

    15 Jul 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Lexington Heights is an urban neighborhood in Pasadena, CA located south of Atchison Street and north of Washington Boulevard. Lake Avenue creates the west boarder and Hill Avenue is on the east side. Lexington Heights is predominantly a residential neighborhood, but there is some new commercial development. The only school found in Lexington Heights is Longfellow Elementary School.1 However, Burbank Elementary School, Eliot Middle School and Pasadena High School are a part of Lexington Height’s district.1  Read More
 
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  • Timbercreek Market on Preston is Open. And it’s Awesome

    Jim Duncan
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:14 pm
    I stopped into Timbercreek Market on Preston Avenue today for lunch (and talked to Will Richey about the place) and all I have to say is that I’ve found a fantastic new lunch spot, and a place to get fresh produce, great cheeses, and darn near any kind of meat available.  Clever bathroom signage is a nice touch. Local places like this help make Charlottesville a great, cool, and delicious place to live.  Once Blue Ridge Cyclery and Beer Run’s Kardinal Beer Hall & Garden open, I can see spending a bit of time there.  Photos after the break. One note: ride a bike or walk…
  • Quick Housing Conversation on WINA – 22 July 2015

    Jim Duncan
    23 Jul 2015 | 2:04 pm
    Yesterday (22 July 2015) was a fun conversation on Wendy Edward’s show on WINA. If you’re curious, you can listen to it here. 8 minutes goes by fast on the radio. (video, too) Topics covered: Are we in a bubble? What’s the Charlottesville area market doing now? Bidding wars – common in Charlottesville? (we aren’t San Francisco) Low inventory in the Charlottesville – Albemarle market area (discussed in-depth in the 1st Half 2015 market report) National existing home sales data (hint: they’re up). House prices (discussed in this month’s…
  • Learn the Crozet Real Estate Market in 8 Minutes

    Jim Duncan
    21 Jul 2015 | 7:34 am
    Anyone who knows me knows that I love to talk about real estate. If you’re curious about the Crozet real estate market, please spend a few minutes watching this conversation about the Crozet market with my Nest colleague and friend, David Ferrall.   Most of my clients (and most curious consumers) want to know more than, “are prices up?” “where are things selling?” — and are more interested in “what are prices doing in this market segment?” and most importantly – “where should/when should I buy or sell?” We try to start…
  • Reader Questions – Disclosures, Finding Accurate Information & Caveat Emptor

    Jim Duncan
    21 Jul 2015 | 4:22 am
    I love questions. Full disclosure information – What are all the times that a buyer should ask about a property? Where is the best place to find that information? We find the listing information to be very sparse and often misleading. Agents often provide bad information of none at all. We end up doing a lot of Internet research to assemble facts. This is the nature of the world in which we live. I’m looking at an email now from a client that has links to listings on Trulia, Zillow, my site, Nest’s site, another local agent’s site … and I’m going to supplement that with MLS…
  • Monthly Note Archives | May 2015

    Jim Duncan
    19 Jul 2015 | 3:32 am
    Archives of my subscription-only monthly notes. The blog is more searchable. Interested in not waiting a few months to read it? Subscribe here. It’s funny how one experience can reshape plans. I had set the outline for this month’s note, even put it on the blog –  and then something happened. I introduced a new buyer client to my community, and that changed this month’s note dramatically. What I don’t get to this month will either be a blog post or find its way into June’s note. This month: 1) The Market 2) Community introductions 3) Don’t want to…
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    Ubertor Real Estate Blog

  • RECAP: HomeLand Realty’s Summer BBQ!

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

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

    Astrud Soriano
    6 Jul 2015 | 9:07 am
      Meet Draft On Site Services Inc. - Ubertor’s newest Platinum Approved Vendor! Draft On Site has the fastest and most accurate method of measuring floor plans in the industry.  They have an in-house drafting team and the latest software to give their clients the most efficient service.  Due to their great work, Draft On Site is being recommended by Vancouver’s top Real Estate teams! Get to know more about what Draft On Site offers to Ubertor users and their upcoming services in this brief interview of their Chief Business Development Officer, Nicholas Petrie, below. 1.
  • #SoldOnUbertor – Properties Sold by Realtors Who Choose Ubertor

    Astrud Soriano
    3 Jun 2015 | 12:51 pm
      650 Lowry Lane, North Vancouver, BC sold by Patricia Houlihan of Coldwell Bankwell Prestige RealtyThank you to everyone that submitted their solds throughout the week. We’ve received an overwhelming number of submissions. Our goal is to share everyones solds in the upcoming weeks! This week our team has decided to shout out recently sold properties over $1,500,000! Check out last week’s feature: $1,000,000 properties.Round of applause to all the Realtors working hard for their clients. – SUBMIT YOUR SOLD PROPERTY –  1783 Acre Oceanfront, Princess Louisa…
  • INFOGRAPHIC: CREB® Provides 10 Social Media Tips for Real Estate

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

  • Are Big Banks Getting Back into Reverse Mortgages?

    Elizabeth Ecker
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:35 pm
    It has been three months since a groundbreaking rule change came in the form of a reverse mortgage financial assessment that is now mandatory for all borrowers. The change, in addition to other recent program adjustments to help make it safer for borrowers, gets at the crux of issues some large institutions cited in exiting reverse mortgages in the past. Is now the time for them to get back into the reverse mortgage space?  Maybe.  The aftermath of the housing crash presented many problems across the landscape for housing finance including millions of loan defaults and subsequent public and…
  • CFPB Orders Mortgage Payment Company to Pay $39 Million for Deceptive Ads

    Elizabeth Ecker
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:37 pm
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has ordered mortgage payment company Paymap Inc. to pay $33.4 million plus $5 million in fines for what the bureau has deemed deceptive advertisements around a mortgage payment program.  As part of the action, the CFPB has also ordered residential mortgage servicer LoanCare to pay a $100,000 civil penalty for its part in marketing with Paymap an “Equity Accelerator Program,” or an electronic payment system that allows borrowers to make mortgage payments automatically by way of direct debits from their bank accounts.  The program, according to the…
  • Miami Herald: More Seniors Getting ‘Buried’ by Mortgage Debt

    Jason Oliva
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:46 am
    While many American homeowners have seen their home values improve substantially in the years following the housing market crash, many seniors have been left struggling with heavy mortgage debt burdens, according to a recent Miami Herald article. The article cites data from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which states that 30% of homeowners age 65 and older were paying a mortgage in 2013, an increase from 22% more than a decade ago in 2001. Additionally, data from the Federal Reserve indicate the share of 75-year-olds carrying home loans rose from 8% in 2001 to 21% in 2011.
  • Mortgage Prof. Rolls Out Alternative Approach to Reverse Mortgage Counseling

    Jason Oliva
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) counseling is often where prospective borrowers learn a lot about reverse mortgages. But they might not be learning enough, says one mortgage resource that is providing a new, “kosher” approach to HECM counseling. When gauging the level of reverse mortgage understanding between expert loan originators and the borrowers they serve, there is no industry that has a wider knowledge gap than the reverse mortgage industry, says Jack Guttentag, professor of finance emeritus at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania—also known as “The…
  • Bankrate: Reverse Mortgage Truths

    Elizabeth Ecker
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:30 pm
    There are many uses for reverse mortgages, but there are still some misunderstandings about them, writes Bankrate.com in a recent article. Bankrate delves into the topic with an interview with National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association President and CEO Peter Bell, who shares his personal experience with aging parents as it relates to the topic. Bell’s parents, who are in their 90s, live in a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Florida, which allows them to pay for care costs over time after placing a large deposit on the cost of their housing and care. But not all aging Americans…
 
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    Wallingford Wired

  • 23rd Annual Hyperflite Skyhoundz Frisbee Dog Competition

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

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

    Harriman Real Estate
    10 Jul 2015 | 8:20 am
    The Wallingford Gardeners Market is set to kick off its 16th year of operation this Saturday, the 11th, at 9:00am sharp! Come down to the Railroad Station Green and visit the many local vendors who will be displaying and selling their produce, flowers, products and services. Support our local economy and purchase direct from the producer! Where: The Railroad Station Green at Johanna Manfreda Fishbein Park When: Every Saturday starting July 11th running for 10 weeks through September 12th Time: 9:00am – 12:00 Noon Cost: FREE! (Except for what you buy!) Contact Info:…
  • Top Ten Reasons to Live in Wallingford CT

    Harriman Real Estate
    27 Jun 2015 | 5:10 pm
    Founded in 1670, Wallingford, Connecticut has been my home town for over 20 years. The population at the 2010 census was 45,135, but that doesn’t mean it feels like a big town. Indeed, there are many things about Wallingford that make it an amazing place to live! After surveying several hundred residents… Here are the top ten reasons to live in Wallingford CT: 1. Central location. Located just a few miles south of the geographic center of the state, Wallingford is ideally situated for easy access to the rest of the state. Interstates 91, 95 and 84 and Route 15 are all close by, making…
  • Wallingford Twilight Tunes 2015

    Harriman Real Estate
    14 Jun 2015 | 5:07 pm
    Summer is just a few days away, bringing hot days and cool nights. Now that the Community Pool is open, that takes care of the hot days, but the cool nights need something to do as well, and this fits the bill. The Wallingford Twilight Tunes Concert Series is set to kick off on July 1st and every Wednesday night through August 12th, bringing some of the area’s best musical acts to Wallingford. These concerts always bring out a big crowd, so bring your chairs and get there early, it fills up fast! Where: Wallingford Parade Ground (in front of Town Hall) Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm Cost: FREE!
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    Arizona Mortgage News

  • Understanding The Appraisal Process

    Steve Heideman
    20 Jul 2015 | 9:18 am
    The appraisal of your home is a necessary part of the mortgage process.  It also might be the least understood part.  A lot of nuances are involved of the appraisal process and can be confusing to many people.  The appraisal takes into account square footage, lot size, pool, extra buildings on the land, etc.  It’s important that you all remember that cosmetic upgrades made in the home, which are great selling points, are not considered a part of the appraised home value. Exterior upgrades as well such as a new roof aren’t considered because the appraiser assumes the house…
  • Choosing the Right Rate and Program

    Steve Heideman
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:02 am
    There are a lot of different things to consider when selecting a mortgage.  It’s not as easy as “I’ll take the lowest rate today.”  There are things your loan provider should ask you as everyone’s situation is different and their goals in owning a home are different.  You may have done your “homework” and decided that you want a 15 year mortgage because you want to pay it off at a faster rate.  But what you maybe didn’t consider was taking out the 30 year for a lower rate, paying your monthly mortgage at what the 15 year would have cost you…
  • Debt-To-Income Ratio – Part 4

    Mike Goblet
    25 Jun 2015 | 9:52 am
    On this episode of Arizona Mortgage News: Insider Update, Mike Goblet, of United Mortgage and Financial Group discusses DTI.  DTI is Debt-to-Income Ratio. It has to do with how much money you make versus what your bills are. Pre‑mortgage meltdown, people used to be able to do things like just stated income.  Unfortunately, with the Dodd‑Frank Bill and the mortgage meltdown, now lenders need to protect themselves.  Today, mortgages are much more driven by income than by assets. While assets are still important, but they do not outweigh your monthly income. Banks are more interested now…
  • Two Acronyms to Learn – LTV & PMI – Part 3

    Mike Goblet
    18 Jun 2015 | 10:20 am
    In today’s episode, resident Arizona Mortgage expert Mike Goblet  talks about some tricky acronyms – LTV & PMI. LTV is “Loan to value.” LTV is one of the key elements in determining a mortgage and what the rate will be.   LTV stands for the percent of ratio of money you are borrowing versus the value of that home. The higher the loan to value ratio, the higher the risk. Banks price mortgages based on that element of risk. There are also many other variables, like your credit score, but loan to value is one of the key elements in determining a mortgage. PMI stands for…
  • Qualifying for a Mortgage – Part 2

    Mike Goblet
    10 Jun 2015 | 10:24 am
    If you want to qualify for a mortgage in Arizona, the best place to start is at United Mortgage Financial Group. First, there is an application.  Then, a credit report is pulled to determine your eligibility and DTI.  DTI is debt to income ratio which should not be more than 38%.  Once everything is reviewed, it is sent to underwriting for pre-approval. Once pre-approval is completed, more paperwork is required to finalize your approval including pay stubs, investment income reports, tax returns, and more.  Overall, you can expect a mortgage process that takes about 30 days. Mike Goblet…
 
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  • State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:38 pm
    State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22WMTW Most people flock to stores on Thanksgiving for last-minute items or pre-Black Friday steals -- but one state's law doesn't allow that.Where big box stores will be closed In Case You Missed ItSchool Bus Driver's Terrifying Close CallShocking Thing Opens Up in Man's LawnOfficial 'Disgusted' by What Happened to Car
  • General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:38 pm
    General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'APGen. John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan, exchanged countless emails with a woman at the heart of the Petraeus scandal.Source reveals explicit messagesMore NewsPlane Crashes Into Mississippi HomeWashington Post Editor Steps DownHusband Finds Teacher in Act With Boy
  • Reason This Ad Is Making Waves

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:38 pm
    Reason This Ad Is Making Waves Marks & SpencerIt looks like any other holiday clothing ad for kids, but something about this one is different -- and it's not an accident.How a Facebook post started it allMore StoriesPreterm Birth Rate Drops to New LowPossible Risk Factor for Autism Found?Stranger I Wish I'd Stopped to Talk With
  • Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 Years

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:38 pm
    Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 YearsCBSSusan Flannery left 'The Bold and the Beautiful' after two and a half decades -- and she's not the only star with a very long TV tenure.Actress who spent 41 years on her showMore to See'X Factor' Singer Says Sexuality Was a RiskActress Opened Up About Bipolar DisorderStreisand's Son Sings for Gay-Friendly Film
  • Take a Look at Where JFK Was Born

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:38 pm
    Take a Look at Where JFK Was BornNational Park ServiceYou'll find the late president's very first belongings inside this New England home -- which is being opened to the public for the first time.Famous items the living room is 'filled with'More to SeeStar Has Rose Named After HerCommon Heating Mistake Could Cost YouThe Best Pillow for Your Sleep Style
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  • State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:38 pm
    State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22WMTW Most people flock to stores on Thanksgiving for last-minute items or pre-Black Friday steals -- but one state's law doesn't allow that.Where big box stores will be closed In Case You Missed ItSchool Bus Driver's Terrifying Close CallShocking Thing Opens Up in Man's LawnOfficial 'Disgusted' by What Happened to Car
  • General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:38 pm
    General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'APGen. John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan, exchanged countless emails with a woman at the heart of the Petraeus scandal.Source reveals explicit messagesMore NewsPlane Crashes Into Mississippi HomeWashington Post Editor Steps DownHusband Finds Teacher in Act With Boy
  • Reason This Ad Is Making Waves

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:38 pm
    Reason This Ad Is Making Waves Marks & SpencerIt looks like any other holiday clothing ad for kids, but something about this one is different -- and it's not an accident.How a Facebook post started it allMore StoriesPreterm Birth Rate Drops to New LowPossible Risk Factor for Autism Found?Stranger I Wish I'd Stopped to Talk With
  • Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 Years

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:38 pm
    Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 YearsCBSSusan Flannery left 'The Bold and the Beautiful' after two and a half decades -- and she's not the only star with a very long TV tenure.Actress who spent 41 years on her showMore to See'X Factor' Singer Says Sexuality Was a RiskActress Opened Up About Bipolar DisorderStreisand's Son Sings for Gay-Friendly Film
  • Take a Look at Where JFK Was Born

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:38 pm
    Take a Look at Where JFK Was BornNational Park ServiceYou'll find the late president's very first belongings inside this New England home -- which is being opened to the public for the first time.Famous items the living room is 'filled with'More to SeeStar Has Rose Named After HerCommon Heating Mistake Could Cost YouThe Best Pillow for Your Sleep Style
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  • State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:38 pm
    State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22WMTW Most people flock to stores on Thanksgiving for last-minute items or pre-Black Friday steals -- but one state's law doesn't allow that.Where big box stores will be closed In Case You Missed ItSchool Bus Driver's Terrifying Close CallShocking Thing Opens Up in Man's LawnOfficial 'Disgusted' by What Happened to Car
  • General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:38 pm
    General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'APGen. John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan, exchanged countless emails with a woman at the heart of the Petraeus scandal.Source reveals explicit messagesMore NewsPlane Crashes Into Mississippi HomeWashington Post Editor Steps DownHusband Finds Teacher in Act With Boy
  • Reason This Ad Is Making Waves

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:38 pm
    Reason This Ad Is Making Waves Marks & SpencerIt looks like any other holiday clothing ad for kids, but something about this one is different -- and it's not an accident.How a Facebook post started it allMore StoriesPreterm Birth Rate Drops to New LowPossible Risk Factor for Autism Found?Stranger I Wish I'd Stopped to Talk With
  • Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 Years

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:38 pm
    Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 YearsCBSSusan Flannery left 'The Bold and the Beautiful' after two and a half decades -- and she's not the only star with a very long TV tenure.Actress who spent 41 years on her showMore to See'X Factor' Singer Says Sexuality Was a RiskActress Opened Up About Bipolar DisorderStreisand's Son Sings for Gay-Friendly Film
  • Take a Look at Where JFK Was Born

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:38 pm
    Take a Look at Where JFK Was BornNational Park ServiceYou'll find the late president's very first belongings inside this New England home -- which is being opened to the public for the first time.Famous items the living room is 'filled with'More to SeeStar Has Rose Named After HerCommon Heating Mistake Could Cost YouThe Best Pillow for Your Sleep Style
 
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    Inman

  • Rentals will remain in demand, especially among millennials

    Erik Pisor
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Accounting for roughly 40 percent of all rental stock, single-family rentals are expected to remain in high demand -- especially among millennials that begin to form their own families ...
  • 365 Connect wins 2 Summit Creative Awards for its property management platforms

    Kimberly Manning
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:44 pm
    365 Connect has been a provider of technology for the multifamily housing industry since 2003; recently, the company announced that its marketing syndication and "Locate. Lease. Live." technology platform were both winners of Summit Creative Awards from the Summit International Awards (SIA) Organization ...
  • US home values rise 4.4 percent in May

    Erik Pisor
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:29 pm
    The recently released S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index (HPI) points to a U.S. housing market that is seeing more consistency in terms of home price gains. Spanning May 2014 to May 2015, U.S. homes rose in value by 4.4 percent overall. In April, values rose by 4.3 percent on a year-to-year basis ...
  • TRID changes: Realtors should expect longer closings, walk-through tweaks

    Amy Swinderman
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:22 pm
    While the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) may have thrown the real estate industry a bone by extending the effective date of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) rule to Oct. 3, the clock is ticking on the time everyone has left to prepare to comply with the sweeping mortgage regulation and related changes to real estate closings ...
  • How does Madison Hildebrand kill it?

    Jennye Garibaldi
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Madison Hildebrand's list of achievements reads like that of someone twice his age, and he's only 34. Mixing business with pleasure is easier said than done, though, and most of us who attempt this usually fail epically ...
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    New at craigmische.com

  • Garages and Lake Homes

    Craig Mische
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:51 pm
    I have been fortunate to have the only summers I have missed at the lake be the first two of my life. When I was born, my family lived in California as my dad was employed by 3M and at the age of two we headed to Alexandria and he began working at 3M in Alexandria. We first lived year round at Lake Brophy and then when I was first grade, we moved to a home on Douglas Street on the west side of Alexandria. During the summer, we’d move to a cottage on Le Homme Dieu that my parents purchased. Lake life in the form of a second home has been what I have known ever since. Except for a home on…
  • All Season, Easy Living at Lake Miltona

    Craig Mische
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:12 am
    13783 Schuelke Beach Rd NW…Lake Miltona If you don’t need a lot of living space but love the idea of having a home at Lake Miltona to enjoy all four seasons, I might have the perfect property for you. Yesterday, the lake home featured in the video I have embedded above, entered Alexandria’s real estate market at $194,000 (view listing details). The home, located on a no outlet road (Schuelke Beach Road), is an easy to manage 600 square feet with the same amount of space in the finished, attached garage. There is a forced air furnace and central air conditioning, both added…
  • Browns Point to Camp Ballentine, Lake Darling

    Craig Mische
    18 Jul 2015 | 5:03 am
    Browns Pt to Camp Ballentine Starting at Browns Point (named after L.J. Brown, a successful businessman in the late 19th century) at Lake Darling, get a view of the homes and cottages on Darling Drive from the front of my paddleboard courtesy of a new GoPro Hero4 Session camera. The video ends at the last home in Camp Ballentine. read an Echo Press article about Camp Ballentine is a series of homes and all of the owners are related. Each of the eight children of James Ballentine were given a lot in the 500 feet of shoreline on Lake Darling adjacent to the front nine of the Alexandria Golf…
  • Casa Marina…Lake Darling

    Craig Mische
    13 Jul 2015 | 8:27 am
    Above Casa Marina Lane and Road This past Saturday was mostly a gray day but that didn’t cloud the spirits of classic boat enthusiasts. The Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum had another excellent turnout for the Classic Boat Show at Arrowwood Resort. If you look closely in the video above you will notice the gathering of Chris-Crafts, Gar woods, etc. My quadcopter was at the end of its range so I couldn’t get any closer and even if I could have, I don’t think people would have appreciated its presence. So, in the video you will get a bird’s eye view of some of the…
  • Claire’s Toast

    Craig Mische
    10 Jul 2015 | 9:15 pm
    Tonight I was at Interlachen Inn in Alexandria with family for dinner. For those of you not familiar with Alexandria, Interlachen is a longtime favorite of both Alexandrians and its summer residents and visitors. During dinner, a friend that passed away not long ago entered our conversation. Claire Hoppe was a wonderful and fun person that along with her family, has been spending time at the north end of Lake Le Homme Dieu for many, many years. I doubt, and hope, that there will never be a for sale sign in front of the Hoppe property. Claire was well known for many things and one of them was…
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    Developments

  • Donald Trump’s Brand Takes a Haircut

    Peter Grant and Suzanne Vranica
    8 Jul 2015 | 1:55 pm
    The Donald Trump brand has been bruised so badly by the presidential candidate’s controversial remarks on Mexican immigration that some marketing and licensing experts question whether it will ever recover its former value.
  • Greece Impact on Property Limited But Investors Are Concerned About Spain

    Art Patnaude
    7 Jul 2015 | 7:55 am
    So far, commercial real-estate analysts looking at Europe’s booming market are not too concerned that Greece’s turmoil will spread further afield.
  • Blessing in Disguise: Greece Crisis Could Cool Property Market

    Art Patnaude
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Greece appears to be slipping ever closer to an exit from the euro zone. While a potential catastrophe for the country, it might actually be a good thing for Europe's booming commercial real-estate markets.
  • Millenials Just Like the Rest of Us When it Comes to Home Renovations

    Laura Kusisto
    26 Jun 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Contrary to popular perception, younger people aren’t more keen on trendy upgrades such as green materials and smart technology when it comes to renovating their homes, a new survey finds.
  • Economists Assign Blame For Housing Shortage

    Kris Hudson
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:43 am
    The national supply of homes for sale is getting squeezed by the small amount of equity millions of would-be sellers have in their properties and relatively weak output from home builders, according to economists speaking Friday at a real-estate conference in Miami.
 
 
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    Investments

  • Dimont announces sweeping senior management changes

    28 Jul 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Dimont, which divested itself last year from the now-bankrupt Wingspan Portfolio Advisors, announced a series of significant changes to its senior management. Dimont provides insurance-related services and hazard claims insurance processing services to the residential and commercial mortgage industries.
  • First look: Architect Magazine showcases Fannnie Mae’s new corporate digs

    28 Jul 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Architect Magazine has the renderings of the proposed new Fannie Mae headquarters, and while it looks pretty, it also looks pretty right for the GSE budget-wise, which is facing Congressional criticism over the issue of CEO compensation.
  • Scammer gets five years in prison for selling fraudulent ‘TARP-owned’ foreclosures

    27 Jul 2015 | 10:57 am
    A California man will spend the next five-plus years in federal prison for presenting himself as a representative of the government and leading a scheme that sold what he fraudulently claimed were “TARP-owned” properties to individuals.
  • HomeUnion continues to expand

    27 Jul 2015 | 10:27 am
    HomeUnion announced another expansion, adding five major metros into its list of active investment markets. As the rental market continues to grow, Don Ganguly, CEO of HomeUnion, said that he sees high profit for the single-family rental market.
  • Weiss Residential: Here's where the next housing crash will start

    27 Jul 2015 | 7:33 am
    Weiss says its data shows where the next housing crash will start and what kind of homes — right down to the age, size and price, will be affected. Are we already in trouble?
 
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    Real Estate Broker Market News- IQ Real Estate

  • Free Real Estate Marketing

    29 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Get quality referrals and leads. Post Flash Property Listings (up to 10 photos per listing, no limits). Upgrade to Photo / Premium Broker / Agent Listing for free. If you are a 4-Star Agent or Broker, you should check IQRealEstate.com out. Over 900,000 agents listed. We are by far the Fastest Growing Directory online. Over 300,000 pages indexed in search engines. Be IQ Smart.
  • How to find out if your real estate broker is licensed

    13 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    How to find out if your real estate broker is licensed. Natalie Brunell investigates a Rancho Mirage woman who ran a real estate business for years without a license, until a client took her to court.
  • The Case For a Big Year in Home Sales

    13 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Waltham-based real estate broker Anthony Lamacchia predicts that 2015 will be a great year for Massachusetts's home sellers due to better weather, an improved economy, and low interest rates.
  • Lee & Associates Opens Second Office in Ohio

    13 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Lee & Associates, the nation's largest broker-owned commercial real estate firm, continues to make office expansion one of its top priorities as the firm announces the opening
  • MRED's New Listing Distribution Solution

    10 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    LISLE, Ill. -- Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland's multiple listing service (MLS), has introduced functionality to its customers that allows Brokerages to easily and effectively manage and control ...
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    Real Estate Agent Market News- IQ Real Estate

  • Free Real Estate Marketing

    29 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Get quality referrals and leads. Post Flash Property Listings (up to 10 photos per listing, no limits). Upgrade to Photo / Premium Agent Listing for free. If you are a 4-Star Agent or Broker, you should check IQRealEstate.com out. Over 900,000 agents listed. We are by far the Fastest Growing Directory online. Over 300,000 pages indexed in search engines. Be IQ Smart.
  • Real estate agent avoids punishment over termite house

    14 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    A real estate agent who sold a house infested with termites to first-home buyers has escaped punishment for unsatisfactory conduct related to the sale of the house.Wayne Heron sold a Te Aroha home to Tobi Lawton and Sarah Lee, who...
  • Businessman tries to involve MPs in High Court case

    13 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    A real estate company owner in a dispute with an agent over use of a brand name has tried to have two Members of Parliament give evidence in the case.The case between Dermot Nottingham and Auckland agent Martin Honey is currently...
  • Real estate owner's High court bid rejected

    13 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    A real estate company owner in a dispute with an agent over use of a brand name has tried to have two members of Parliament give evidence in the case.The case between Dermot Nottingham and Auckland agent Martin Honey is currently...
  • Real estate people

    13 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Michelle Crabtree, of Premier Sotheby's International Realty, has been selected as a 2015 Five Star Real Estate Agent. This is the eighth year that she has been a winner for providing exceptional service and overall satisfaction, a distinction held by only the top 6 percent of Realtors.
 
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  • Hey. Why Don’t You Take A PIC Already?

    ShanaShakes
    11 Jul 2015 | 4:06 pm
    When we’re talking PIC replicators, you have to remember that Pins 6 and 7 of IC3 receive clocked data from J2, which is connected to a PC’s printer port. Keep in mind that when we use the printer port to transfer information between the PC and the PIC Replicator, we’re sticking with the traditional output-only and input-only lines of the port. The bi-directional features of the parallel port are not used in the PIC Replicator as some of the parallel port lines are dedicated to output functions only. Using the bi-directional capability in that instance could cause port-pin…
  • Considerations for Selecting A Laptop Data Recovery Service

    ShanaShakes
    5 Jul 2015 | 9:42 am
    If you have accidentally messed up your files and you have done all the possible means necessary to retrieve the files but to no avail, your final laptop data recovery option is to call on a data recovery service. There are numerous data recovery services found online, and there may even be some in your area. These services may be provided by local computer experts, or can be run by big computer companies. These services may be your final way to retrieve that much wanted data, and with the help of computer experts employed by these services, there is a good chance of laptop data recovery. The…
  • Mac Old Times Are Good Times

    ShanaShakes
    30 Dec 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Humankind has gotten more comfortable with computers over the years, and I’m convinced that this has less to do with operating systems and Killer Apps than it does with simple, caveman-type responses to concepts of Scale. The Number One most terrifying concept to your basic caveman was, of course, God. So enormous that you couldn’t see Him, touch Him, or hear Him (the prophets notwithstanding), He nonetheless had a very real impact in terms of earthquakes, lightning, and other forms of mass entertainment of the day. Next down were the cave bears and saber-toothed tigers. Enormous,…
  • Does The Perfect Database Exist?

    ShanaShakes
    21 Dec 2014 | 3:20 pm
    I had a dream about a database beyond anything I, or anyone had ever seen. It was crazy. And when I got my hands on it, it all went like this: It was time to try the interface. I assumed the role of a student, and selected the basic search mode. The default box was keyword with an option to click on title, author, or source. The default operator was adjacency, and when I typed in my topic as a phrase, that’s exactly what I retrieved. As I read over the brief citations that were listed by relevancy in LIFO (Last In First Out) order, I was impressed. However, had I wished, I could have…
  • Data Recovery Experts Are Very Efficient

    ShanaShakes
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:43 am
    The world of computers has grown adversely and there are some very vital services that come with the same. There are some experts who are needed in the day to day running of the computers for the hard drives keep on crushing from time to time. A data recovery expert is a very essential person who plays a very important role in the maintaining of efficiency in running the computer and hard drives. Most of the computer users are quite illiterate on an issue that concern the computer maintenance and that is why they rely on a data recovery expert. The services of a data recovery expert can be…
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  • Cardinals new coaching intern blazes trail for women

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:25 pm
    Los Angeles (AFP) - Jen Welter, a former rugby and professional gridiron player hired as a coaching intern with the Arizona Cardinals, said she never dared dream she would coach in the NFL."I could not have dreamed big enough to imagine this day could ever come," Welter said at her introductory press conference.The Cardinals had announced the hiring on Monday, adding Welter to their staff to work with inside linebackers during training camp and the pre-season.She is thought to be the first woman to hold a coaching position of any kind in the NFL.It's not where Welter expected to end up as she…
  • Turkey is paying a high price for its double standards over ISIS

    Con Coughlin
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:21 pm
    A spate of ISIL terrorist attacks against Turkey is the reason President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has agreed to allow US warplanes access to Turkish air bases First, the good news. After months of dithering, the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has given his approval for America to use the Incirlik air base in southern Turkey to mount air strikes against Islamic State (Isil) positions across the border in Syria. Nearly a year after coalition planes began bombing Isil forces in Syria and Iraq, there is already much excitement being expressed in Washington that the Turkish decision could…
  • Why China is desperate to prop up the stock market

    David Scutt
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:06 pm
    The massive bull market in Chinese stocks which propelled the benchmark Shanghai Composite to a gain of more than 150% in a little over six months before ending spectacularly in early June created a short-term sugar hit for China’s first-half economic growth. Guangdong, Beijing and Shanghai, the regions accounting for the largest proportion of China’s household stock ownership, received boosts from their sizeable financial services sectors in the second quarter, according to a report from Bloomberg. Shanghai, home to the now-globally recognised Shanghai Composite index and many…
  • Stars battle for world titles in Kazan's pool duel

    Ryland James
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:49 pm
    Berlin (AFP) - With one eye on Rio de Janeiro, swimming's stars begin the battle on Sunday for world championship medals in Kazan to prove their form heading into the 2016 Olympic Games.The swimming section of the world aquatic championships runs from August 2-9 with hungry pretenders eager to steal some glory from reigning champions.As ever, the USA bring a star-studded team to the Tatarstan capital, 800 kilometres east of Moscow, with marquee names including Olympic champions Missy Franklin, Katie Ledecky, Ryan Lochte and Nathan Adrian.Treble world record-holder Ledecky is the only American…
  • Billionaire investor Kerr Neilson thinks China is growing at just 4%

    Greg McKenna
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:46 pm
    China’s official GDP figures for Q2 recently showed growth hit the official target of 7% perfectly. That’s a remarkable performance in light of the various partial indicators and many unofficial statistical releases for the economy. So the data was widely questioned. Some reckon there’s dead giveaway that China’s GDP numbers are fake while others highlight the role that finance, and the stock market rally, played in driving growth in the quarter. But Kerr Neilson, Australian billionaire investor and founder of Platinum Asset Management, has taken skepticism of the…
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  • Rentals will remain in demand, especially among millennials

    Erik Pisor
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Accounting for roughly 40 percent of all rental stock, single-family rentals are expected to remain in high demand -- especially among millennials that begin to form their own families ...
  • 365 Connect wins 2 Summit Creative Awards for its property management platforms

    Kimberly Manning
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:44 pm
    365 Connect has been a provider of technology for the multifamily housing industry since 2003; recently, the company announced that its marketing syndication and "Locate. Lease. Live." technology platform were both winners of Summit Creative Awards from the Summit International Awards (SIA) Organization ...
  • US home values rise 4.4 percent in May

    Erik Pisor
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:29 pm
    The recently released S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index (HPI) points to a U.S. housing market that is seeing more consistency in terms of home price gains. Spanning May 2014 to May 2015, U.S. homes rose in value by 4.4 percent overall. In April, values rose by 4.3 percent on a year-to-year basis ...
  • TRID changes: Realtors should expect longer closings, walk-through tweaks

    Amy Swinderman
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:22 pm
    While the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) may have thrown the real estate industry a bone by extending the effective date of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) rule to Oct. 3, the clock is ticking on the time everyone has left to prepare to comply with the sweeping mortgage regulation and related changes to real estate closings ...
  • How does Madison Hildebrand kill it?

    Jennye Garibaldi
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Madison Hildebrand's list of achievements reads like that of someone twice his age, and he's only 34. Mixing business with pleasure is easier said than done, though, and most of us who attempt this usually fail epically ...
 
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  • Bill to kill $3M raises for Fannie, Freddie CEOs gains momentum

    28 Jul 2015 | 3:08 pm
    A bill that would eliminate the proposed $3 million pay raises for the CEOs of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is now one step closer to becoming law, as the bill advanced past the markup stage and is now set for a full vote of the House Financial Services Committee with bipartisan support in tow.
  • Dimont announces sweeping senior management changes

    28 Jul 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Dimont, which divested itself last year from the now-bankrupt Wingspan Portfolio Advisors, announced a series of significant changes to its senior management. Dimont provides insurance-related services and hazard claims insurance processing services to the residential and commercial mortgage industries.
  • Quicken Loans adding 1,100 more employees in downtown Detroit

    28 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    As part of its ongoing efforts to aid in the revitalization of downtown Detroit, Quicken Loans is set to add 1,100 new employees and expand into the former Detroit News building.
  • Dodd-Frank dragging down economic recovery, House Committee says

    28 Jul 2015 | 1:21 pm
    The majority at the House Financial Services Committee says that Dodd-Frank undermines the economy, hurts homeownership, and contributes to the slowest recovery in recent history.
  • First look: Architect Magazine showcases Fannnie Mae’s new corporate digs

    28 Jul 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Architect Magazine has the renderings of the proposed new Fannie Mae headquarters, and while it looks pretty, it also looks pretty right for the GSE budget-wise, which is facing Congressional criticism over the issue of CEO compensation.
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    Developments

  • Donald Trump’s Brand Takes a Haircut

    Peter Grant and Suzanne Vranica
    8 Jul 2015 | 1:55 pm
    The Donald Trump brand has been bruised so badly by the presidential candidate’s controversial remarks on Mexican immigration that some marketing and licensing experts question whether it will ever recover its former value.
  • Greece Impact on Property Limited But Investors Are Concerned About Spain

    Art Patnaude
    7 Jul 2015 | 7:55 am
    So far, commercial real-estate analysts looking at Europe’s booming market are not too concerned that Greece’s turmoil will spread further afield.
  • Blessing in Disguise: Greece Crisis Could Cool Property Market

    Art Patnaude
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Greece appears to be slipping ever closer to an exit from the euro zone. While a potential catastrophe for the country, it might actually be a good thing for Europe's booming commercial real-estate markets.
  • Millenials Just Like the Rest of Us When it Comes to Home Renovations

    Laura Kusisto
    26 Jun 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Contrary to popular perception, younger people aren’t more keen on trendy upgrades such as green materials and smart technology when it comes to renovating their homes, a new survey finds.
  • Economists Assign Blame For Housing Shortage

    Kris Hudson
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:43 am
    The national supply of homes for sale is getting squeezed by the small amount of equity millions of would-be sellers have in their properties and relatively weak output from home builders, according to economists speaking Friday at a real-estate conference in Miami.
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  • BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 7/28/15

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 7/28/15 on the Web.In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:June new home sales dipped from May but still up 18.1 percent year-over-yearDurable goods orders rose 3.4 percent in June but overall business investment remained softWant to advertise in the newsletter and reach over 130,000 readers? Contact National Sales Manager Nick Cosan at nkosan@penpubinc.com.www.metrointel.com
  • Capturing the Elusive First-Time Home Buyer

    24 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    During this year’s PCBC in San Diego, I was fortunate enough to moderate a panel of experts on the elusive first-time home buyer.  The purpose of the panel was to discuss the challenges in building, selling and financing starter homes for the often Millennial buyer and what we in the industry are doing to adapt to this important cohort. Importantly, although the percentage of first-time home buyers has recently risen by a few percentage points from where it was a year ago, for most builders of new homes it’s a different story.  Whereas the share of new home sales versus the…
  • BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 7/24/15

    24 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 7/24/15 on the Web. In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:Leading Economic Index rose again in June, partly due to more housing permitsInitial unemployment claims dipped to lowest level since November 1973 in latest reportMortgage applications rise 0.1 percent in latest survey as rates remained unchangedWant to advertise in the newsletter and reach over 130,000 readers? Contact National Sales Manager Nick Cosan at nkosan@penpubinc.com.www.metrointel.com
  • BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 7/23/15

    23 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 7/23/15 on the Web.In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:Existing home sales rose in June to highest pace in over eight years; sales price also reached record highFHFA House Price Index rose 0.4 percent in May and 5.7 percent year-over-yearWant to advertise in the newsletter and reach over 130,000 readers? Contact National Sales Manager Nick Cosan at nkosan@penpubinc.com.www.metrointel.com
  • BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 7/21/15

    21 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 7/21/15 on the Web.In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:Housing starts rose 9.8 percent in June, driven by gains in apartmentsBuilding permits soared 30 percent in June as multi-family permits rose 79 percentWant to advertise in the newsletter and reach over 130,000 readers? Contact National Sales Manager Nick Cosan at nkosan@penpubinc.com.www.metrointel.com
 
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    News-to-Use from Region VIII Office of Multifamily Housing

  • Housing Notice on HUD's Equal Access Rule

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

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

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

    6 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    HUD has released its FY2015 Median Family Income estimates and FY2015 Income Limits. The FY2015 Income Limits were published on March 6, 2015, and are effective immediately.
  • OLHCHH Webinar on Successfully Adopting a Smoke-Free Housing Policy

    19 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    On behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH), you are cordially invited to attend an informative webinar: How to Successfully Adopt a Smoke-Free Policy in Public and Multifamily Housing Thursday, March 5, 2015, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST.
 
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    NHC Open House Blog

  • LISC initiative creates safe neighborhoods through comprehensive crime reduction

    28 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    News from NHC's family of membersby Radiah Shabazz Opportunities for effective education, transportation, public safety, economic development, health, job training and much more are key factors in ensuring community development and revitalization is successful, and when neighborhoods have access to safe, affordable housing, they have greater opportunities to access education, transportation and much more. For more than 20 years, the Community Safety Initiative (CSI) of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) has worked to create safe neighborhoods through partnerships with community…
  • Investment in housing and neighborhoods is investment in health

    28 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Solutions through researchby Lisa Sturtevant, Ph.D.An individual’s health and well-being is affected by a number of different factors. Research consistently shows that where people live is an important determinant of positive physical and mental health outcomes. The Center for Housing Policy has completed a series of research briefs that describe the intersections between housing and health, analyze opportunities for the housing and health communities to collaborate and highlight successful programs that have integrated housing and health services.In the context of ongoing national and…
  • Ending housing segregation

    27 Jul 2015 | 6:49 am
    by Chris Estes, National Housing Conference This letter to the editor appeared in the New York Times on July 24, 2015.  The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s long-awaited empowerment of state and local governments to make real efforts to end housing segregation is welcome and necessary (“The End of Federally Financed Ghettos,” editorial, July 12). But your editorial unfairly blames nonprofit housing developers for housing segregation. Neighborhoods of concentrated poverty arose from decades of development shaped by government policies. Fair housing law…
  • White House Conference on Aging shows more advocacy needed for older adults’ housing needs

    20 Jul 2015 | 10:55 am
    by Janet Viveiros, National Housing ConferenceLast week’s  White House Conference on Aging celebrated two important developments for the wellbeing of older adults in the U.S.: the 50th anniversary of Medicare, Medicaid and the Older Americans Act, and the 80th anniversary of Social Security. The conference assembled a wide variety of stakeholders who are integral in supporting healthy and productive aging among Americans and fostered discussion of the progress the country has made in supporting the wellbeing of older adults as they age. Speakers called out the work that still needs to…
  • Climate resilience and equity in low-income communities

    17 Jul 2015 | 7:34 am
    By Emily Brown, National Housing ConferenceOn July 9, the Center for American Progress and the National League of Cities hosted a discussion about “Building Climate Resilience for Equitable Communities: City, Federal and Tribal Perspectives.” Shaun Donovan, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), gave the opening remarks. The panel featured perspectives from local and tribal government with Mayor Ralph Becker of Salt Lake City and Chairwoman Karen Diver of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa as well as perspectives from the federal government with…
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  • The Startup Tech World Emigrates From the U.S. Suburbs

    Shira Levine
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Geber86/iStock When it comes to incubating big tech ideas, most of us think of Silicon Valley outside San Francisco as ground zero. After all, this area is the hallowed birthplace of such global giants as Apple, Intel, Google, Facebook, and Twitter. But pay attention to tech startup hubs beyond the usual suspects, says Atlantic Media’s CityLab Unlike the early days of the tech boom, none of them are in the suburbs. Tech companies are going urban (again). That cherished archetype of a miracle born in a cramped neighborhood garage? It’s going the way of the Newton. The 2015…
  • NFL’s Karlos Dansby Lists South Florida Mansion for $4.399 Million

    Candace Taylor
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:05 pm
    realtor.com The NFL’s Karlos Dansby, now playing for the Cleveland Browns, is asking $4.399 million for the South Florida mansion he bought during his time as a Miami Dolphin. The six-bedroom house measures about 12,300 square feet, according to listing agent Giselle Bonetti of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate. In the affluent town of Southwest Ranches, about 20 miles from Fort Lauderdale, the house is located in a gated community called Landmark Ranch Estates, which is home to a number of other sports figures, Ms. Bonetti said. According to public records, the linebacker and his…
  • PGA Star Hunter Mahan Relists Dallas Mansion With $1M Price Cut

    Jamie Wiebe
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Jim Rogash/Getty Images Sport This Dallas mansion isn’t par for the course—golfer Hunter Mahan’s five-bedroom home soars like an eagle. The 33-year-old turned pro in 2003 and has notched six wins on the PGA Tour while racking up over $30 million in career earnings. And earlier this year, the golfer aced the $1.68 million sale of his Orange County, CA, home. Comfortable and cozy living roomrealtor.com Entering the $8.5 million mansion—recently relisted with a $1 million price cut—is “like walking into an exquisite resort and getting excited about the trip to…
  • It’s Looking Like 1967: Homeownership Rate Drops to Just 63.4%

    Cicely Wedgeworth
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:15 pm
    "Bewitched" ABC Photo Archives / Contributor It’s safe to say that things have changed a lot in the U.S. since 1967. Back then, gas cost 33 cents per gallon. A new car would set you back $2,750 (and there were no Japanese imports). The average yearly income was $7,300, but that was OK because the average monthly rent was just $125 and a brand-new house would set you back only $14,250. Oh, and “Bewitched” battled “Bonanza” for the vaunted title of No. 1 show on three-network, precable TV! Yup, all those things have dramatically changed, but there’s one…
  • Postmodern Classic: The Vanna Venturi House Hits the Market in Philadelphia

    John N. Frank
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    realtor.com You never know what might happen when a son attempts to please his mother. For example, take this house, built by renowned architect Robert Venturi for his mother, Vanna, in Philadelphia. The 1,986-square-foot home is much more than simply a son’s gift to his mother—it’s also a touchstone of the postmodern architectural movement. Now listed for sale at $1.75 million, the Vanna Venturi House is on the market for the first time in 43 years and Melanie Stecura is the listing agent. Completed in 1964, it’s one of the most influential buildings of the latter half of…
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    Web Real Estate Tools

  • Verify Photo ID selected as Inman Innovator finalist!

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

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

    Peter Toner
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Safety guide and tips for safe showings.  Below are some simple steps that agents can take, to help keep them safer: Share this infographic – copy and paste embed code: <a href="https://VerifyPhotoID.com"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-20353"... Summary only - Visit our site for the full article!
  • Staying safe from Predators.

    Peter Toner
    11 Jun 2015 | 4:15 pm
    In our society, we hold onto many myths that could put us in grave danger. One of the most common is the myth of the straggly haired stranger. We think that dangerous people look creepy, unkempt, are unemployed and uneducated and stick out like sore thumbs. In buying into the myth, we overlook... Summary only - Visit our site for the full article!
  • How to stay safe from Predators

    Peter Toner
    9 Jun 2015 | 2:35 pm
    I wrote an article for Inman News … … that just got published in two parts this Monday and Tuesday.  The opening 2 paragraphs read: “In our society, we hold onto many myths that put could us in grave danger. One of the most common is the myth of the straggly haired stranger. We... Summary only - Visit our site for the full article!
 
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    Miami Beach Real Estate Blog

  • Sunny Isles Beach Luxury Oceanfront Condo Market Index | July 2015

    Ashton Coleman
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:04 am
    Sunny Isles Beach Luxury Oceanfront Condo Market Index | July 2015 | Edition #15 Here are the latest statistics & trends comparing luxury real estate from the March 2015 Index to the July 2015 Sunny Isles Beach Condo Market Index including premier oceanfront condo towers such as Regalia, Chateau Beach, Acqualina, JADE Ocean, JADE Beach, Turnberry Ocean Colony, Trump Palace, Trump Royale, Ocean Four, Sayan, Trump Towers, Pinnacle & Millennium. I’ve excluded condo hotel properties from this research including  Trump International Beach Resort, Merenas Resort, Ocean…
  • Just Listed | Quayside 1506 | Miami Condo by Ashton Coleman

    Ashton Coleman
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    Just Listed | Quayside 1506 | Miami Condo by Ashton Coleman Experience the Florida lifestyle in this 33-acre remarkable community at Quayside. Completely upgraded with walk-In closets, vanities, quartz countertops, wood/marble floors, electric shades and a modern kitchen equipped w/SS appliances. W/D + Storage. The floor-to-ceiling glass windows open to incredible views. Enjoy a workout in the 15,000 Sq.Ft. state-of-the-art TECHNOGYM center & Spa, yoga class, or a tennis match with friends. Stroll to the sports bar or waterside restaurant overlooking Biscayne Bay. Quayside 1506 | 2000…
  • 1351 Bay Terrace North Bay Village Miami | Just Sold by Ashton Coleman

    Ashton Coleman
    22 Jul 2015 | 12:23 pm
    1351 Bay Terrace North Bay Village Miami | Just Sold by Ashton Coleman Breathtaking view, totally open bay with 180 degree views facing south over Biscayne Bay and Downtown skyline of Miami. Completely remodeled with European modern style and inspired by LEED guidelines including green spray foam insulation, solar PV panels, solar water heater, rain harvesting system, BMW electric vehicle charger, energy recovery ventilation system, thick double pane insulated hurricane proof windows. Gated community, super safe and direct access to the ultimate Miami lifestyle. 1351 Bay Terrace NBV, Florida…
  • Just Sold | Trump Royale Tower Suite 6 | Sunny Isles Beach | by Ashton Coleman

    Ashton Coleman
    10 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Just Sold | Trump Royale Tower Suite 6 | Sunny Isles Beach | by Ashton Coleman Unlike anything else on the market, this colossal two Story Sky Villa Penthouse is located at the ultra-modern Trump Royale. Featuring over $700k in upgrades and furnished by Tui Select – TS6 boasts a private in-suite elevator, oversized terraces with a private rooftop pool with panoramic views, floor-to-ceiling windows, smart home system, and gorgeous marble/wood throughout. The immense master bedroom suite has a sitting area, his/her bathrooms, four walk-in closets fit for Royalty! Trump Royale TS6 Specs:…
  • 5424 Alton Road Miami Beach | Just Sold by Ashton Coleman

    Ashton Coleman
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:36 am
    5424 Alton Road Miami Beach | Just Sold by Ashton Coleman Historic detail with modern conveniences. This home has as much style as the owners who have spent so many years customizing with love. Ivy spans this home’s exterior while bougainvillea and other native plants add so much character to this beautiful home. Optional 3rd bedroom +office, living, laundry & formal dining rooms off from kitchen. Bonus structure used as storage or with renovation, a guest suite. Spacious balconies overlook the tropical grounds with pool area offering palms, fountains & floral blooming to…
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    Real Estate Investing Blog

  • Rental Growth Where You Least Expect It

    John Burns
    26 Jul 2015 | 9:44 pm
    Take a drive through the urban portion of any major city and you will likely see cranes and construction crews dotting the landscape, building what appears to be an endless supply of apartment units.  Your eyes are not deceiving you.  Construction in 24 of the top 27 apartment markets in the country has eclipsed 24-year historical averages. Read the rest of Rental Growth Where You Least Expect It  For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2015 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate Investments. Your Premier Source for Turnkey Cash-Flow Investment…
  • The Main Reason You Should Not Wait to Invest…

    KCM
    20 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University recently released their 2015 State of the Nation’s Housing report.  The report concentrated on the challenges renters in this country are facing because of the diminishing supply of quality rental units and dramatically escalating rents. However, there was also information buried within the report that revealed that now is definitely the time to buy. Read the rest of The Main Reason You Should Not Wait to Invest…  For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2015 by Marco Santarelli and Norada…
  • Announcing our NEW Podcast!

    Marco Santarelli
    17 Jun 2015 | 11:28 am
    We’re excited to announce the launch of our highly anticipated new podcast: Passive Real Estate Investing. This is the show where BUSY PEOPLE like you learn how to build substantial passive income, while creating wealth for the long-term. Take the guesswork out of real estate investing by gaining expert knowledge and advice as Marco Santarelli shares his strategies and valuable insights. Discover proven strategies for making money with real estate in ANY market and how to avoid common and costly mistakes. If you’re looking for actionable advice on the road to financial freedom, then this…
  • Choosing Your Market

    Marco Santarelli
    10 Jun 2015 | 12:38 am
    Many investors frequently make the often damaging (or fatal) mistake of buying property with little to no consideration of the neighborhood and market the property is in. This can be one of the greatest mistakes an investor can make because if you buy in the wrong neighborhood or market, you’ll be stuck with the problems that come with it because of its location. Your only option may be to sell the property at a loss. Read the rest of Choosing Your Market  For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2015 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate…
  • 101 Resources for Connecting with Potential Tenants

    PMGuardian
    1 Jun 2015 | 3:57 pm
    As real estate investors we need tenants to occupy our rental properties so that we continue to receive the cash-flow we love each and every month.  Many of us rely on our property managers to market and advertise the property, but some of us manage our own properties.  Even if you’re a highly passive investor using the services of a manager, you may want to share this list with your property manager to help you out the next time you have a tenant turn-over. Read the rest of 101 Resources for Connecting with Potential Tenants  For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate…
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    Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate News

  • Coming Soon Two Level Townhouse in Lake Ridge Virginia

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates)
    23 Jul 2015 | 4:48 am
    Another homeowner in Lake Ridge Virginia has hired The Twins Selling Real Estate to sell their home.  This time it is a two level townhouse in Lake Ridge Virginia.This is what is called a "Fee Simple townhouse. So that means it is not a condominium.So what does a two level townhouse look like? It looks like this.Best of all this one has a fenced yard and vaulted ceilings in the bedroom. The tenants lease ends in mid September so this home will be on the market for all to see August 1st 2015.So if you have been dreaming of getting your own little place to call your own. Now is the time to…
  • Port Potomac Home in Woodbridge Virginia goes Under Contract Quickly

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates)
    21 Jul 2015 | 5:09 pm
    Sale Pending on 2449 Trimaran WAY, Woodbridge, VA 22191 Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools My Reviews More $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS | 4 (2 full, 2 half ) BATHROOMS | 3300 SQUARE FEET 2449 Trimaran Way, Woodbridge Virginia 22191 quickly went under contract.. 2449 Trimarn Way, Woodbridge Virginia has a sale pending in less than 5 days after the Twins Selling Real Estate listed the house. We can sell yours! 3 finished levels, deck and two car garage. Hurry this should sell fast. It is price well and in very nice condition on a great lot. To view…
  • When Listing Your Home For Sale Remember "Details Matter!"

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates)
    16 Jul 2015 | 4:23 am
    Last week I was in Virginia Beach for a few days of R & R. That said in this day and age our smart phones are with us all the time. When the phone rings I answer.The reason is simple. "I am a Promise Keeper!"What I mean is, when I am hired to sell your home, it is my job to do everything possible to make sure your home is seen on the MLS, the Internet and that other agents know your home is FOR SALE.So while walking on the beach after dinner on Friday evening with my husband my phone rang. I always answer if could be one of my clients who needs something.  It was a gentleman who said.
  • 223 Home Sold in Woodbridge in June 2015-How Does This Affect You?

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates)
    8 Jul 2015 | 5:33 am
    223 Homeowners finalized the sale of their homes in the month of June in the Woodbridge Virginia area. This does not account for New Home Builder Sales. So there we're many more than that!So how does that affect your homes value?Do you know?Does it matter to you?If you are curious?Learn what your  home could sell for today in Woodbridge Virginia.   Peggy James  703-851-3085 Listing Specialist For The Twins Selling Real Estate Feel free to call me with any of your real estate questions.   Find Lake Ridge Virginia Homes For Sale Ridge Learn what your Lake Ridge Virginia Home is Worth Right…
  • Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Market Update Heading into Summer

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates)
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:03 pm
    The other day I was at the local Giant Food in Lake Ridge and the cashier asked "How's the real estate market theses days." I said pretty good, although interest rates are starting to eek up a bit. I think might catch some people by surprise after the summer is over.Just a quarter point hike can make a big difference in what a first time buyer can qualify for.Appraisals are coming in good. That said homes that are priced well and show nice sell fast.Here are the stats:If you  are curious what your Lake Ridge Virginia home would sell for now. I can send you a report right away. Simply fill…
 
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    Keller Williams Realty

  • Five Common Opportunities with Referral Leads

    Keller Williams Realty International
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:53 pm
    Real estate is a relationship-based business. So it is no surprise that many agents count on referrals for new client leads. Keller INK published the 3L Blueprints: Leads, Listings and Leverage which offers a collection of snapshots on the topics that matter to the agents of our industry. Here is peak inside the book and a look at five common opportunities with referrals.           Five Common Opportunities with Referrals: Opportunity 1: Contribute value constantly. In all interactions with current and potential clients, an agent who brings value and comes from a…
  • Capture FSBOs and Expired Real Estate Listings

    Keller Williams Realty International
    17 Jul 2015 | 12:34 pm
    Have  you ever landed a FSBO? Do you regularly find gold in your expired listings? If not, the tips and tricks discussed at Family Reunion 2015 by KW MAPS Coach Jackie Kravitz and agents Kelly Henderson, David Hill, Mary Hufendick and Gene Arant can help you convert more FSBOs and expired real estate listings to close more transactions. There are several unique opportunities and challenges when working with FSBO and expired listings. With the right tools, you can capture and unleash the power of FSBOs and expired listings in your area! “Before becoming a coach, I sold real estate in Fort…
  • Wealth Building with Profit Share and Growth Share

    Keller Williams Realty International
    16 Jul 2015 | 10:07 am
    In keeping with the philosophy that agents are partners and stakeholders, Keller Williams created a distinct wealth building platform that rewards associates who contribute to a profitable market center’s growth by attracting productive associates. In the United States and Canada, we do this through profit share; and across the world, through growth share. Since inception in 1989, the Keller Williams Profit Share program has surpassed half a billion dollars in distributions to associates. In 2014 alone, KW distributed more than $98 million through profit share and growth share. How…
  • The Smart Home

    Keller Williams Realty International
    13 Jul 2015 | 1:18 pm
    It is now easier than ever to control virtually everything in a home with the simple click of a button or smart phone app. What was once only science fiction has become reality. Not only can smart gadgets make homes more convenient and efficient, they also have the potential to increase home values and make them more attractive to buyers. Here are three popular smart home upgrades that could potentially increase home value and desirability, especially among millennial buyers who crave convenience and technology: Thermostat Programmable thermostats have been around for decades and are standard…
  • Increase Your Website Marketing Results Now!

    Keller Williams Realty International
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:20 pm
    If there’s one tool in every real estate marketing tool box that works for agents 24 hours a day, seven days a week, it’s their website. To make your website work harder for you and to increase search engine optimization (SEO), you need to have a blog on your website. Concerned you don’t have enough time to write a blog or don’t have anything to write about? Don’t worry. Blog posts don’t have to be long to be effective and you probably already have a good deal of content written. How Your Listing Presentation Checklist Can Provide a Month’s Worth of Content­ First, take a…
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    The Real Deal New York » Home Page

  • The Wrap: Jesse Pinkman’s “Breaking Bad” house hits the market, Ralph Lauren is coming to W’burg … and more

    Tess Hofmann
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:10 pm
    Jesse Pinkman’s house on “Breaking Bad” in Albuquerque, N.M. 1. “Breaking Bad” house in Albuquerque lists for $1.6 million [NYP] 2. Beyond gentrification: Ralph Lauren is coming to Williamsburg [Gothamist] 3. Trump’s ex-wife once accused him of rape [Daily Beast] 4. Concrete chunk falls from landmarked Union Square building [Gothamist] 5. An investigator’s fight to stay in her Harlem apartment [NYDN] 6. Home prices fall in May: Case-Shiller [Business Insider] 7. Rock and roll fashion mainstay Trash and Vaudeville to depart St. Mark’s Place [EV Grieve] —…
  • City officials, UES residents discuss building height cap

    Rey Mashayekhi
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Rendering of 180 East 88th Street on the Upper East Side (credit: DDG) and Ben Kallos City officials are discussing ways to stem the influx of residential skyscrapers on the Upper East Side that could include a height cap in certain zoning districts. Roughly 200 Lenox Hill residents joined elected officials at a forum Thursday to discuss the matter, with City Council members Ben Kallos and Dan Garodnick among those calling for a height cap in certain parts of the Upper East Side. (more…)
  • IMG Worldwide expands at SL Green’s 304 Park Ave. South

    Tess Hofmann
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:46 pm
    304 Park Avenue South in Flatiron Talent agency IMG Worldwide signed on for another 22,500 square feet at SL Green Realty’s 304 Park Avenue South, bringing its total area to 96,000 square feet. Asking rent in the building was $72 a square foot, the New York Post reported. IMG represents top models, entertainment and sports figures. (more…)
  • RedSky zeroing in on DoBro site with 330K sf

    Mark Maurer
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:35 pm
    567-569 and 585-587 Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn (inset: Ben Bernstein) After more than two years of dealmaking, RedSky Capital is one transaction away from assembling a nine-building Downtown Brooklyn development site offering 330,000 buildable square feet. (more…)
  • Eastern Union to go on hiring spree, open new offices

    kp@therealdeal.com
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:20 pm
    From left: 641 Lexington Avenue (credit: LiquidSpace) and Ira Zlotowitz Mortgage brokerage Eastern Union Funding is looking to expand aggressively, with plans to hire 200 brokers and open several new offices across New York City, company president Ira Zlotowitz told The Real Deal. (more…)
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    Northern Virginia Real Estate Blog

  • The Belt Team Named to “America’s Best Real Estate Agents” List For Virginia

    thebeltteam
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:32 pm
    On the heels of last month’s honor of being named to Washingtonian Magazine‘s “Top Real Estate Agent List” – The Belt Team is proud to announce that out of nearly 30,000 Realtors in the State of VA, we have also been named to  “America’s Best Real Estate Agents” list by Real Trends for VA and were listed in the Top 20 Teams By Volume – with over $61 million in sales in 2014! Search our state-of-the-art web site                FREE, Instant Online Home Valuation The Belt Team serves all of Northern Virginia and has sold more homes in the…
  • 1850 Brenthill Way Vienna VA 22182 – Listed by The Belt Team – Open Sunday July 26

    thebeltteam
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:55 am
    1850 Brenthill Way, Vienna VA 22182 is listed by The Belt Team and will be OPEN SUNDAY JULY 26th 1-4PM. Here’s a sneak peek! Price and LOTS more photos of 1850 Brenthill Way, Vienna VA 22182 Call Terry Belt & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 to schedule a showing! Free Instant Online Home Valuation – What Is My Home Worth? Vienna Real Estate Stats “Life In Vienna” Blog Vienna Townhouses For Sale Under $600,000 Vienna Townhouses For Sale $600,000 to $800,000 Vienna Townhouses For Sale $800,000 to $1 Million Vienna Townhouse For Sale $1 Million and Up Come home to elegant…
  • 2737 Sutton Road Vienna VA 22181 – Listed by The Belt Team – Open House July 26

    thebeltteam
    22 Jul 2015 | 1:07 pm
    2737 Sutton Road Vienna VA 22181 is listed by The Belt Team and will be OPEN ON SUNDAY, JULY 26 from 2-4PM. Here’s a sneak peek: More info, price & additional photos of 2737 Sutton Rd Vienna VA 22181 Call Kevin Kleifges & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 Search Vienna Homes for sale under $1 million Search Vienna Homes for sale $1 million to $1.25 million Search Vienna Homes for sale above $1.25 million Vienna Real Estate Market Statistics FREE, Instant Online Home Valuation Welcome to this beautifully updated colonial in a sought after Vienna location…close to all the…
  • 6514 Bellamine Ct McLean VA 22101- Listed by The Belt Team

    thebeltteam
    20 Jul 2015 | 3:19 pm
    6514 Bellamine Ct in McLean was just listed by Tom Reilly & The Belt Team. Here’s a sneak peek: Price, details & LOTS more photos of 6514 Bellamine Ct McLean VA 22101 Call Tom Reilly & The Belt Team at (703) 629-1263 to schedule a showing! Search Homes For Sale in McLean $1,000,000 to $1,250,000 Search Homes For Sale in McLean $1,250,000 – $1,500,000 Search Homes For Sale in McLean $1,500,000 to $1,750,000 McLean Real Estate Market Stats What Is MY Home Worth? (FREE, Instant Home Valuation) A fabulous custom, two level addition defines this Langley Oaks colonial! This…
  • Median Days on Market – How Fast Are Homes Selling?

    thebeltteam
    20 Jul 2015 | 11:06 am
    If you’re wondering how fast homes are selling around the United States, here’s a great infographic from Keeping Current Matters. Whether you’re a Buyer or a Seller, it’s important to know how quickly homes are selling in your neighborhood and/or the neighborhood you want to live in. Why?     EXPECTATIONS: Buyers – Knowing how quickly homes are selling tells you how quickly you need to react when you see a home you love. In some markets, homes are languishing for months. While in others, they are snapped up the day they hit the market. Taking a look at…
 
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    Corporate Real Estate

  • Open a new world of opportunities | Publish on LinkedIn

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

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

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

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

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

  • We Just Listed 12736 Tierra Grande Trl, Austin TX 78732!

    Shannon Ensor
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:40 pm
    We just listed a beautiful 1-story home for sale at 12736 Tierra Grande Trl, Austin TX 78732. Located in the “Tierra Grande” section of Steiner Ranch, this Taylor Morrison home features 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and 2,010 sqft of living space (per TCAD). This home has lovely curb appeal and is perfect for entertaining! ...
  • We Just Listed 12923 Brigham Dr, Austin TX 78732!

    Shannon Ensor
    20 Jul 2015 | 4:12 pm
    We just listed a beautiful home for sale in Steiner Ranch at 12923 Brigham Dr. This home has it all: 3,535 square feet of living space (per TCAD), 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a 3 car garage and a spacious greenbelt lot too! Property Information Located in The Headlands section of Steiner Ranch, this home provides ...
  • We Just Listed 7500 Shadowridge Run #53, Austin, TX 78749!

    Tina Dusterhoft
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:38 pm
    We just listed a condo for sale in south Austin at 7500 Shadowridge Run #53! Located in Laurels at Legend Oaks, this 1674 sqft condo features 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. With an open floor plan, this condo is sure to be a hot commodity! Upgrades include a beautiful kitchen with granite counter tops with ...
  • We Just Listed 4907 Manchester Cir, Austin TX 78745!

    Shannon Ensor
    11 Jun 2015 | 4:42 pm
    We have just listed a beautifully remodeled home for sale at 4907 Manchester Cir! Located in Greenwood Hills in South Austin, this 1008 sqft (per TCAD) home features an open floor plan, lots of fresh paint, upgrades and much more. Speaking of lots…this home is situated on a spacious one (measuring approx .165 acres) with plenty ...
  • Top Reasons to Live in the Clarksville Neighborhood in Austin TX

    Cory Laurel
    2 Jun 2015 | 5:42 pm
    There is real history in this little gem of a neighborhood and it is one of my favorite locations in all of Austin. Even with all of the renovations, remodels, transitions, and changes throughout the years, you can still feel the history in the streets of Clarksville. What Makes Clarksville Special? Here’s an interesting fact that ...
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    THE TENANT ADVISOR

  • Q2 2015 | Houston Industrial Report

    CoyDavidson
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:31 pm
    Houston’s industrial market leasing activity and absorption declines in Q2 due to limited available space During the second quarter, 2.7M SF of Houston’s industrial inventory was absorbed, substantially less than the 4.3M SF absorbed in the previous quarter. Industrial leasing activity declined as well, dropping to 3.3M SF, a decrease of 30.0% from the 5.0M […]
  • This Week in the Economy

    CoyDavidson
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:36 pm
    Tough Week for Stocks All three major stock indexes posted significant losses in value for the week. The Dow was down 2.86% for the week and the S&P gained 2.21%. The tech heavy Nasdaq declined 2.33% in value for the week. Below are links to the top economic reports released this week for the United States, Texas […]
  • This Week in Healthcare Real Estate

    CoyDavidson
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:02 am
    Healthcare Real Estate News from Across the Web What Does the ACA Ruling Mean for Real Estate? The US Supreme Court’s recent upholding of the Affordable Care Act will mean continued demand for healthcare space in low-cost retail settings, and fiercer competition for medical real estate among investors, Colliers International’s national director of healthcare services… […]
  • This Week’s Recommended Reading

    CoyDavidson
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:20 am
    5 Articles to Read this Weekend Accelerating New Office Supply Held In Check By Strong Absorption U.S. office market demand growth rebounded in the second quarter of 2015 following slower-than-expected net absorption in the first three months of the year as businesses continued to add office jobs… CoStar Group How to Structure a More Flexible […]
  • Q2 2015 | Austin Industrial | Market Report

    CoyDavidson
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:35 am
    Austin’s industrial market continues to fire on all cylinders Austin’s industrial market continues to progress as rental rates rise yet again in the second quarter. The citywide average quoted rental rate increased by 1.6% between quarters from $8.21 to $8.34 per SF NNN, and increased 18.5% on a year-to-year basis from $7.04 per SF NNN. […]
 
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    Learn Real Estate Investing | Lifestyles Unlimited

  • Case Study: The Parker Family

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:35 am
    Coming from a finance background, Greg Parker set out to create his own family legacy. Not by climbing up the corporate ladder, I might add, but by finding a different financial solution – investing in real estate! See how Greg and his outstanding nineteen-year-old son, Taylor Parker, attained the knowledge for such a feat. The post Case Study: The Parker Family appeared first on Lifestyles Unlimited.
  • (July 24, 2015) The Abundance Mentality

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/81b3c0a3c6cdea97b4864a1e12bce4a2ee3b8f99/LURadio072415.mp3 We live this mantra day in and day out. It’s why there are never too many people walking through our doors and why we’re always willing to lend a hand. There’s simply more than enough to go around. This well known topic is brought up today as a result of a question that came at the end of yesterday’s show: “why doesn’t John Ridgway invest himself?” Simple answer: he does. But, the better question perhaps might have been why do…
  • (July 24, 2015) Catching Up On Your Questions

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/9246d0569fb0838e53c0b8d3442d369c2a90c806/LURadio072415.mp3 On this show, Del catches up on your burning questions sent via email and takes even more over the phone. As always, these free form shows are some of the best to catch because there’s no telling where the show will go or how much info will be covered. Enjoy! The post (July 24, 2015) Catching Up On Your Questions appeared first on Lifestyles Unlimited.
  • Case Study: Jaime, Michelle & Gracie L.

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:32 pm
    As you will see in this video, the Lewis family knows how to spend some quality time together. But, with mom and dad working full time, the question increasingly becomes where is that time going to come from? Meet a family with their sights set on one thing – using real estate investing to share more laughs, more smiles and more memories. The post Case Study: Jaime, Michelle & Gracie L. appeared first on Lifestyles Unlimited.
  • Case Study: Frank K. & Cathy H.

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:27 pm
    Frank and Kathy started with aspirations to flip properties due to their interest in a show called “Flip or Flop” on HGTV. But, upon meeting us, they soon found out that we don’t wholesale properties or flop for that matter. All the better. They started on the single family path and now they have a special thing they wouldn’t have had on HGTV – cash flow!!! The post Case Study: Frank K. & Cathy H. appeared first on Lifestyles Unlimited.
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    Your Home in Calgary - the Calgary Real Estate Market

  • Just Listed - 3 Bedroom Townhouse at 51 - 3809 45 St SW Calgary

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

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

    Monika Furtado
    11 Jun 2015 | 11:44 am
    Located within a 2 minute walk of the Sunalta LRT station, this great 2 bedroom / 1 bath unit offers some great features. Located at the back of the building, this unit is quiet and has a large patio for you to enjoy. The patio looks out to a fenced greenspace open to just the lower units. With just a small office building beyond it is a great spot to relax and unwind. Inside, the kitchen is upgraded with stainless steel appliances and is open to the living area. A laundry/storage area with washer hookup are just by the front door. You can install your own washer/dryer combo or use the…
  • Calgary Real Estate Market Update - June 5, 2015

    Monika Furtado
    5 Jun 2015 | 12:07 pm
    The official word on the street is that the Calgary real estate market has moved toward balanced market conditions. What does that mean? Overall, the number of available listings and monthly sales are showing an overall balance between sellers and buyers. Well presented, well priced homes will sell for close to list price in a reasonable amount of time.   There is however a big difference based on location and price category. The upcoming inventory of new apartment construction seems to be a factor in that segment with a continued slowdown vs other property types. The luxury market also…
  • Just Listed - 64 New Brighton Drive SE

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

  • Tips for Managing your Rental Properties Successfully

    Property Management Software
    25 Jul 2015 | 11:28 pm
      Manage your Rental Properties Successfully No offence, but not everyone is suitable for ownership of rental properties or operations. In the very likelihood of events it took years of experiences and bitter lessons before you have a smooth running business which can generate a stable income for you. However, all the risks are worth the rewards as there is a 5 percent appreciation each year in investment properties you are able to pay all the mortgage bills easily with the rent and resale values are high as well. Below are few tips which will help you to cash out on your rental…
  • Tenant’s Background Checks: Criminal and Financial

    Property Management Software
    25 Jul 2015 | 11:19 pm
      Tenant’s Background Checks Properties are very valuable and landlords are responsible for taking care and managing their valuables so, it is necessary that they do a background check before they choose a tenant. Most renters will maintain your property but there is no shortage of tenant’s tales of horror as well. In the worst case scenario some landlords were forced to deal with illegal drug usage and criminal activities. To avoid such disastrous events a comprehensive background check on a potential tenant is the best available option for landlords. Here, we will discuss…
  • Guide to Becoming Your Neighborhood Expert

    Property Management Software
    25 Jul 2015 | 10:49 pm
      Guide to Becoming Your Neighborhood Expert In this day and age when most people communicate through Facebook and Twitter, getting to know neighbors face-to-face is a dying art. Gone are the days when everyone used to know each other’s names and business within the neighborhood. You’ll either be delighted or horrified by knowing that those vibrant neighborhoods don’t exist anymore. Get to know your neighbors better In the life cycle of an average householder, renting plays an important role but just providing the right on-site amenities won’t attract renters anymore. Now-a-days…
  • Methods of Secured Bond Payment

    Property Management Software
    25 Jul 2015 | 10:34 pm
      Secured Bond Payment Method The so called bond back services are designed for those who vacate a property and want to get their housing deposit back. But sometimes getting your bond back at the end of a tenancy can sometimes be problematic if you don’t leave the place in the same condition as it was when you shifted in. There is a legal clause between a landlord and tenant which gives the authority to the landlord as to holding the housing deposit until and unless a tenant leaves the place in the way it is given. To the letter of the law It is basically a legal agreement between…
  • Benefits of Web Based Property Management Software

    Property Management Software
    25 Jul 2015 | 10:10 pm
      Benefits of Web Based Property Management Software With everything around us becoming digital there is nothing that can stand between the trends where the entire communication is based on Internet. Web-based services have always been a double-edged sword as their decision-makers can either optimize their working environment and embrace them or be crushed by the very same services as many of them later become a necessity of life rather than staying as a simple option. When we talk about the technology in the context of the real-estate industry there are many merits of the software and…
 
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    30A Luxury Homes

  • 4 Great Summer Decorating Tips for Your 30A Luxury Home

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

    Joy
    13 Jul 2015 | 11:55 am
    Make Summer Fun for Kids With 30A Surf Camp If you are looking for ways to make summer fun for kids so they don’t spend all day inside your 30A luxury homes, check out the 30A Surf Camp! The 30A Surf Camp is a 3-hour camp which runs twice a day by experienced and professional surfers. The camp is all summer long and located at two beach locations along Scenic Highway 30A – one at the Ed Walline Park across from Gulf Place and the other location is at the Seagrove Plaza at Seagrove Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Fl. The Surf Camp aims to teach children safety in the water and how to catch…
  • Celebrate July 4th Along 30A!

    Joy
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:23 am
    Celebrate July 4th Along 30A! Aside from the spectacular fireworks that draw hundreds of 30A luxury home residents and guests to Scenic Highway 30A’s beaches each year, people look forward to the fun and exciting 4th of July Annual Parade at Seaside. This year’s parade begins at 8 AM in front of Seagrove Plaza. Residents of homes along 30A and guests can watch as participants decked out in patriotic costumes parade on festive holiday floats down 30A, 1.5 miles from Seagrove to Seaside. Participants of the parade ride decorated bicycles, cars and golf carts. You can even see dogs dressed…
  • Fun Summer Activities for Kids Along 30A

    Joy
    22 Jun 2015 | 11:26 am
    Fun Summer Activities for Kids Along 30A Residents of homes along 30A never run out of activities to enjoy and places to see along 30A, especially during the summer when the kids are on their summer break. During the summer and all-year long, one of the most sought-after destinations along 30A is WaterColor because of its natural trails, parks, restaurants, indoor entertainment, and of course, plenty of beachside activities. One of the best features of WaterColor is its gorgeously designed layout, which combines the natural elements with beautiful 30A luxury homes. Here are some of the best…
  • The SOLARIS Yacht Father’s Day Cruise is the Perfect Gift for Dad

    Joy
    15 Jun 2015 | 4:09 pm
    The SOLARIS Yacht Father’s Day Cruise is the Perfect Gift for Dad Whether you are a resident of a 30A luxury home or a visitor, 30A offers the perfect gift idea for your dad this Father’s Day. How about treating your dad to a memorable and relaxing lunch cruise aboard the SOLARIS yacht? Embark on this special SOLARIS Father’s Day Lunch Cruise with your dad on Sunday, June 21, 2015, from 12:30PM to 2:30PM. SunQuest Cruises offers your dad a well-prepared 3-course chef’s meal and entertainment with a 2-hour cruise. The cruise begins with a warm welcome from the captain and a stroll up…
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  • Marcus & Millichap arranges sale of 8,100-square-foot retail property

    Staff Writer
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Marcus & Millichap announced the sale of Long Grove, IL Portfolio, a 8,100-square foot retail property located in Long Grove, IL, according to Stephen K. Rachman, regional manager of the firm’s Chicago O’Hare office. The asset sold for $430,000. Brian Parmacek, an investment specialists in Marcus & Millichap’s Chicago O’Hare office, had the exclusive listing to market the property on behalf of the seller, a limited liability company. The buyer, a developer, was secured and sourced by Brian Parmacek. The portfolio is located at 143,145, and 144 Old McHenry Road in…
  • Stantec’s commercial practice welcomes Donna Becco Schroeder as principal

    Staff Writer
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Donna Becco Schroeder has joined Stantec’s commercial practice as a principal for facility and occupancy strategies. Schroeder assists clients in meeting fast-changing employee, customer, and product objectives through real estate portfolio management and workplace design strategies. Based in Chicago, Illinois, Schroder brings 25 years of experience in advising corporations, from multi-million dollar international businesses to technology start-ups. She has specialized expertise in design and planning, alternative workplace programs, change management, and portfolio optimization. Schroeder…
  • Opus completes industrial, office facility and expansion for King Shan, L.L.C.

    Staff Writer
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:12 pm
    The Opus Group (Opus) has announced the completion of a 44,000 square-foot industrial and office facility for King Shan, L.L.C., in West Dundee, Illinois. The project is an expansion of the company’s existing 35,000-square-foot facility that was constructed by Opus in 2010. Located next to King Shan’s existing facility in Oakview Corporate Park, the buildings are connected by a graded drive aisle, providing integrated access and ensuring shipping and distribution operations run seamlessly. The expansion more than doubles the company’s industrial space with an additional 42,500 square…
  • Entre Commercial Realty completes industrial lease to DXP Enterprises

    Staff Writer
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:06 pm
    Entre Commercial Realty, LLC‘s Dan Benassi and Mike DeSerto represented DXP Enterprises, Inc. in their lease of a 12,624 square foot industrial space at 1225 Greenbriar Drive in Addison, Illinois Houston, Texas-based DXP Enterprises provides innovative pumping solutions, supply chain services and maintenance, repair, operating and production (“MROP”) services. The distributor chose to relocate their operations to this new facility due to the immediate access to I-355, high-image precast construction and ratio of equal office and warehouse space to meet its company’s…
  • Principle Construction Corp. announces the addition of new project manager

    Staff Writer
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Darrin Dehmlow James A. Brucato and Mark E. Augustyn, owners of Principle Construction Corp., announced that the firm has hired Darrin Dehmlow as a project manager. Dehmlow brings with him more than 20 years of experience in commercial construction on a wide variety of projects including hotels, religious buildings, retail, public works buildings, and school improvements. Most recently, Dehmlow worked at G2Builders as a Project Manager, where he was responsible for reviewing proposals and awarding contracts, producing construction schedules, preparing and coordinating subcontractors and…
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    PropertyManager.com

  • Property Managers Face Bidding Wars as Housing Bubble Looms

    Marc Courtenay
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    Just when we thought housing prices may cool down, a new sign of a housing “bubble” has emerged. This combined with a June surge in U.S. home construction has property managers paying attention. Other bubbles that directly relate to the property management business include rental rates, which moved 3% higher in June on a year-over-year basis. That reality is moving the consumer-price index higher as well. At the same time, anecdotal evidence is surfacing around the nation that the housing supply is tightening. This has contributed to “bidding wars” by potential buyers on the limited…
  • 12 Amazing Content Marketing Ideas

    Rachel Jefferson
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:38 am
    While blogging is important, there are other unique ways to share great content and engage with your clients and renters, including things like quizzes, text messaging, and Pinterest boards. In this recent post from Inman, they outline 12 creative ideas for getting your messages out there. Get the 12 tips.
  • Property Managers Revisit the Help of Yelp

    Marc Courtenay
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:16 am
    It’s been one year since my article urging property managers to “Get Yelp for Your Property Management Business.” Hopefully you heeded my suggestions and are reaping good results, because when used effectively and consistently, Yelp brings attention to any business that is customer-centric. If your marketing and management efforts are successful, the world will know it. Yelp claims to offer “the best way to find great local businesses.” If your property management business is mediocre, you’re likely to find that Yelp can’t help you become “great.”  You have to do that on…
  • Are You Ready to Offer Corporate Housing?

    Mary Girsch-Bock
    16 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    If you’ve considered offering corporate or short-term housing, you’re not alone. With property management costs steadily rising, property managers across the U.S. are looking for a reliable funding stream. With a significant increase in business travel and employee relocation, corporate housing is often suggested as a viable way to increase revenue. It’s no secret that corporate housing can be quite profitable. But before you make the leap into the corporate housing world, there are a few things you may want to take into consideration: If you’re looking to cater to an exclusive…
  • 11 U.S. Counties Where Buying Makes More Sense

    Rachel Jefferson
    15 Jul 2015 | 3:26 pm
    Buying a house can be a long process that many people forgo in an effort to save money, but new information shows that it can actually be cheaper in some cities to buy instead of rent. Real estate information company Realtytrac released a report finding that “making monthly house payments on a 3-bedroom property is more affordable than paying fair market rent on a 3-bedroom property in 188 of the 285 counties analyzed.” Read the full article.
 
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  • Buy-to-let investors to focus on yields after tax relief changes?

    Gareth Marshall
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:58 am
    Experts call on those landlords relying on capital gains for returns from their rental property to concentrate on yields in light of the Budget changes. Summary: Leading UK financial journalists have expressed concerns about the impact recent mortgage tax relief changes will have on those investors that rely predominantly on capital gains for buy-to-let returns 56% of landlords intend to raise rents and 23% may look to leave the market completely in light of these changes announced in July’s Budget Buying property in areas that generate high yields, such as Manchester and Glasgow, will help…
  • How long can Hong Kong real estate resist Chinese stock mayhem?

    Steven Sedgwick
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:21 am
    Government measures lasted just three weeks, now how long can the Hong Kong property market stand up to Chinese share volatility? Summary: Shares in China experienced their biggest fall in over 8 years yesterday, losing 8.5% Government measures to prop up the market collapsed after just three weeks The Hong Kong property market is expected to be hit hard by the share fallout How will the Hong Kong property market react to a cataclysmic moment in the region’s recent economic history? Shares in China crashed almost 8.5% in one day in the biggest daily drop in eight years. Earlier this month…
  • Budget changes to increase UK property rents?

    Gareth Marshall
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:11 am
    Over half of landlords have stated that they’re prepared to raise rents in the face of mortgage tax relief reforms. Summary: 56% of landlords surveyed in a new poll have stated that they intend to raise their tenants’ rents following changes to the mortgage tax relief announced by George Osborne in the Budget Over half also stated that they do not plan to extend their property portfolio Investing in areas and markets that deliver high yields will safeguard against these changes Are we about to see rents rise in a number of areas across the UK’s private rented sector? 56% of…
  • Glasgow property one of UK’s best investments

    Steven Sedgwick
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:49 am
    Property in Glasgow is currently one of the UK’s best investments, as city house prices outperform the wider market. Summary: House prices in UK cities have increased by an average of 6.4% in the first half of 2015 Property in Glasgow continues to be highlighted as a good investment opportunity Returns in the latter half of 2015 are expected to increase further as property values rise and tenant demand remains strong Property investments have generated 6.4% capital growth in the first six months of 2015 alone. New data from the Hometrack UK Cities House Price Index reveals Oxford, London…
  • Demand for short-term lets highest in north-west England

    Gareth Marshall
    24 Jul 2015 | 2:13 am
    Growing visitor numbers and sustained economic investment has ensured cities such as Manchester continue to see demand for short-term rental property. Summary: Letting agents in the north-west of England reported the largest increase in demand for short-term lets in June, with 43% seeing an uplift in enquiries Cities such as Manchester have fast growing populations and are benefiting from multi billion pound government investment schemes such as the Northern Powerhouse Short-term lets are favoured by both tenants and property owners Should buy-to-let investors focus their attention on…
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    San Fernando Valley Real Estate

  • 3rd time's the charm: 5227 Denny #101 in North Hollywood has sold. With a VA loan, no less.

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

    8 Jul 2015 | 9:31 am
    Here is the Steve Lopez link and here's the link for my last post. Steve bemoans the current real estate market, with its high prices and cash buyers.  He isn't wrong, and yes, the middle class is being priced out of most of the local r.e. market. And yes, buyers who need a mortgage loan are often being beaten out by cash buyers.  However, his example was South Pasadena.  Home prices have always been crazy there, because the public schools are so. damn. good.
  • Think it's easy to buy L.A. real estate with $1+ million in cash? Think again.

    6 Jul 2015 | 11:25 am
    Not to give you home buyers out there even more reasons to be disappointed, but.  Some former clients of mine returned to town after moving to the San Francisco Bay area some years ago.  They had made cash offers on properties in Berkeley and the Oakland hills but were aced out on price each time.  It's not that they were submitting low-ball offers -- most of their offers were over asking -- but they were repeatedly beaten out by offers over $100,000+ more than asking.  The Bay Area real estate market is too crazy, they said.It's not that bad here, I said.  I was…
  • 629 N. Keystone, Burbank is closed -- what a difference five months can make in real estate!

    23 Jun 2015 | 3:06 pm
    If you've been reading this blog, you know about this home in Burbank at 629 N. Keystone.  Great house with lots of improvements, great neighborhood, open floor plan -- very un-Burbank.  I originally listed this for $779,000 last September. We had lots of activity, but no offers, so we took it off the market just before Halloween.I relisted Keystone again in April.  Again at $779,000.  And immediately got three offers, all over the purchase price.  We sold it three weeks ago for $805,000.  That wasn't even our highest offer -- we received an offer for $820,000…
  • What happens if either a buyer or seller passes away during an escrow?

    8 Jun 2015 | 4:26 pm
    This is one of the strangest sales I've ever been involved in. Names and address withheld here.  Recently, I represented a buyer couple with an off-market sale in Laurel Canyon.  They wished to buy their neighbor's house. The actual seller was the neighbor's mother and the family lives in Utah.  The seller family hates Realtors (o what a surprise) and they represented themselves in the deal.  That is never easy and working with the sellers was like trying to pull a mule up a ladder.It took a long time to get the property in escrow, but the buyers really wanted to purchase…
 
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    NeilSchwartz.net

  • Sales Meeting 7-25-2015, Look for Success in The Right Places

    Neil Schwartz
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:43 pm
    Sales success comes from knowing what leads to follow up on. Think about this… there are people out there waiting for you to call. Why aren’t they at the top of your list? CLICK HERE FOR NOTESRelated Posts:Sales Meeting 7-20-2015, The Difference Between Good and…5 Ideas to Focus... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sales Meeting 7-20-2015, The Difference Between Good and Great

    Neil Schwartz
    22 Jul 2015 | 10:46 pm
    Prepare to be great. Where average agents would normally fall short, you must be the highly prepared agent that stands out. That’s the difference between good and great! CLICK HERE FOR NOTESRelated Posts:The Difference Between Good and Great5 Ideas to Start off a Great 2015!Sales Meeting... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Do You Think You Can?

    Neil Schwartz
    21 Jul 2015 | 7:34 pm
    If you REALLY talk to people, the Sales System REALLY works. You can do this… watch now, take action and take control of your income. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Are You Ready to Recommit?

    Neil Schwartz
    19 Jul 2015 | 6:52 pm
    There’s still time to add those extra deals you promised yourself this year. Watch now and recap the things you should be doing everyday. Reconnect and recommit to your success!Related Posts:Are You Ready To Upgrade Yourself?Are You Ready To Supercharge Your Business? [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Can You Do A Little Bit More?

    Neil Schwartz
    13 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Don’t quit so soon! Just when you’re about to go home for the day… how about talking to just a few more people? Watch now and learn how small things can turn into big things. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    findwell Blog

  • Learn about developments in your neighborhood with Seattle DPD’s new interactive map application

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

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

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

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

    findwell
    5 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    Is $/square foot an accurate way to value a house? findwell agent, Lauren GeRoy, answers in this installment of Ask an Agent. Q: Is $/square foot an accurate way to value a house? Figuring out a sales price for a property is based on a lot more than just the price per square foot. It’s based on comparable sales in the area and the differences between the home that you might be purchasing or selling and the other homes in the area. If another home has a nicer kitchen or more bedrooms that would add value to that property. If your home has a three car garage and someone else’s has two,…
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    NuWire Investor: RealEstateInvestment

  • Understanding Property Market Cycles

    28 Jul 2015 | 7:59 am
    In 1998, ten years before the dramatic crash of the U.S. housing market and the Great Recession that resulted, economics lecturer Fred Foldvary wrote “The U.S. economy as well as much of the global economy will very likely fall into a depression in 2008.”  The basis of his claim...
  • U.S. Property Prices Reach All Time High

    27 Jul 2015 | 6:21 am
    Existing home sales in the United States increased in June to their highest pace in over eight years, according to the latest monthly data report from the National Association of Realtors. It also shows that the cumulative effect of rising demand and limited supply has helped push the national median...
  • Equity: Real Estate Values Grow While Debt Falls

    24 Jul 2015 | 6:27 am
    Things are looking up for American homeowners and investors. In most markets real estate prices are up, debt is down and equity has increased. It's a financial picture that positively glows when compared with much of the past decade, but what does it mean for future real estate demand? American homeowners...
  • The Future of Cities: How Crowdfunding Can Tackle Urban Density and Issues of Inequality

    24 Jul 2015 | 6:17 am
    In the 19th century, there were only 11 cities with over 1 million inhabitants. Today there are over 500 cities around the world where the population stands above 1 million.  There are over 7 billion souls on this planet and this number is predicted to grow to 11 billion by 2050 creating many predictable...
  • Sanity Saving Steps to Take Before Investing in Your First Rental Property

    23 Jul 2015 | 6:41 am
    Looking to buy your first rental property? Stop. Here are a few things you should do before you start shopping. Are You Ready To Become An Investor? Are you ready to become an investor? Many people aren’t, but they’re attracted to the returns that real estate can provide. Investing...
 
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    Chicago Agent Magazine

  • Lexington Homes Begins Construction on Lexington Crossing Townhomes in Rolling Meadows

    James Bellandi
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Lexington Homes Begins Construction on Lexington Crossing Townhomes in Rolling Meadows was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Chicago-based Lexington Homes has announced it has started construction on Lexington Crossing, a community... Lexington Homes Begins Construction on Lexington Crossing Townhomes in Rolling Meadows was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine - For the well-informed real estate professional, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate…
  • Chicagoland Home Price Rise in Latest Case-Shiller

    Peter Thomas Ricci
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:40 am
    Chicagoland Home Price Rise in Latest Case-Shiller was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Home prices were positive for the Chicagoland housing market in May’s Case-Shiller Home prices... Chicagoland Home Price Rise in Latest Case-Shiller was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine - For the well-informed real estate professional, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area.
  • Possible Raise for Jumbo Loans Cap

    James Bellandi
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:42 am
    Possible Raise for Jumbo Loans Cap was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. With rising home prices pushing more loans out of conforming range and into jumbo... Possible Raise for Jumbo Loans Cap 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.
  • RE/MAX Premier Acquires Luxe Marketing and Sales

    Laura Barker
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:18 pm
    RE/MAX Premier Acquires Luxe Marketing and Sales was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. After working together 10 years ago, Janice Corley (The owner of RE/MAX Premier Properties) and... RE/MAX Premier Acquires Luxe Marketing and Sales 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.
  • Top-Selling Suburbs in Chicagoland, June 2015

    Peter Thomas Ricci
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:07 am
    Top-Selling Suburbs in Chicagoland, June 2015 was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Naperville and Evanston posted big sales increases last month Homes sales in suburban Chicago... Top-Selling Suburbs in Chicagoland, June 2015 was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine - For the well-informed real estate professional, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area.
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    The Edmonton Real Estate Blog

  • Weekly Update, July 24/15

    Sara MacLennan
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:32 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: 535 (581, 599, 553) # Sales: 347 (371, 343, 368) Ratio: 65% (64%, 57%, 67%) # Price Changes: 372 (386, 399, 378) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 167 (213, 194, 383) Net loss/gain […]
  • Weekly Market Update, July 17/15

    Sara MacLennan
    17 Jul 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Here is our update on the Edmonton real estate market. (Previous week’s numbers are in brackets). For the past 7 days: New Listings: 581 (599, 553, 515) # Sales: 371 (343, 368, 380) Ratio: 64% (57%, 67%, 74%) # Price Changes: 386 (399, 378, 380) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 213 (194, 383, 183) Net loss/gain […]
  • How to Achieve Your Dreams with a Custom Home

    Lana Phillips
    14 Jul 2015 | 9:31 am
    You’ve owned homes. You’ve lived in them and even loved them, well parts of them. But it’s time to upgrade your surroundings and that means building your dream home. What are your dream home must-haves? Have you thought about what it would be like to have a personal game room or basketball court in your […]
  • Weekly Market Update, July 10/15

    Sara MacLennan
    10 Jul 2015 | 11:25 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: 599 (553, 515, 610) # Sales: 343 (368, 380, 391) Ratio: 57% (67%, 74%, 64%) # Price Changes: 399 (378, 380, 416) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 194 (383, 183, 187) Net loss/gain […]
  • Leveraging the Power of Ideas

    Sheldon Johnston
    9 Jul 2015 | 8:11 am
    Liv Real Estate partners up with Leverage Global Partners. Leverage is an exclusive group of independent brokers who set themselves apart in their marketplaces, and are leaders in their in innovation and marketing.  Located around the world in places like Beverley Hills, New York City, Paris, London, Tokyo, and now Edmonton, these market leaders are […]
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    aBetterOffice

  • Remote.co Launches With Virtual Office Workers in Mind

    Jennifer LeClaire
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:41 am
    DENVER – Remote working is booming. FlexJobs is at the forefront of the alternative jobs industry, and is leveraging this growing trend with a new site that focuses on helping people find remote work across all industries. Remote.co is an independent website that offers information and best practices about starting, training, and managing successful remote workers, teams, and companies. The site aims to serve as a resource for entrepreneurs and companies interested in or already embracing remote work as a significant part of their businesses’ workforce model. “Remote work is an…
  • Premier Business Centers Opens Chicago Executive Office Suites

    Jennifer LeClaire
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:26 am
    CHICAGO – Premier Business Centers is entering the Windy City for the first time ever. The business center behemoth, officially the largest privately owned executive suite operator stateside, is opening a Downtown Chicago executive office suites location. In fact, it’s the serviced office operator’s first location in Illinois – and it will open this fall. Located in the prestigious West Loop at 200 West Madison, Premier will build-out 15,204 square feet of class A serviced office space on the 21st floor. “We are thrilled with the opportunity to open a new executive office…
  • Office Space Location Doesn’t Matter as Much as This

    Jennifer LeClaire
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    NEW YORK – Location, location, location. You’ve heard it before, but could that mantra be changing? Perhaps. According to a WiredScore survey of office workers and corporate real estate decision-makers, 78 percent of office workers ranked access to reliable Internet connection as the most important factor in selecting office space and doing business. In fact, office location decision-makers now rank connectivity as more important than transportation, leasing options, management, amenities, views and environmental sustainability. “WiredScore is excited to share the findings of…
  • Report: Virtual Office Jobs for Moms Widely Available

    Jennifer LeClaire
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    DENVER – Moms, if you are looking to telecommute from a virtual office, FlexJobs is going to help you out. The online job site has compiled a list of home-based jobs that could be perfect for you. In case you aren’t familiar with telecommuting from a virtual office, the concept refers to work you can perform from home, and professional-level telecommuting jobs can offer both full-time or part-time schedules. We all know that working mothers comprise a large portion of today’s workforce. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 70 percent of all mothers with children under age 18…
  • Barrister Expands Santa Monica Executive Office Suites

    Jennifer LeClaire
    21 Jul 2015 | 2:11 am
    SANTA MONICA, CA – Barrister Executive Suites is beating the expansion drum. The executive office suites provider plans to expand in Santa Monica’s SeaRise Office Tower, leasing an additional 7,641 square feet of office space on the fourth floor of the building. Located at 233 Wilshire, Equity Office, one of the largest office building owners in the country, owns the class A office. Onsite amenities provided by the building include 24/7 manned security and valet parking. “We were so glad that Ron brought us to the location, it is the perfect fit for our unique needs,” says Carrie…
 
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    Notorious R.O.B.

  • The Broker in the Internet Age

    Rob Hahn
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:31 pm
    On the comments to my post about Zillow-Dotloop last week, this happened: My readers — the smartest, best informed readers in the real estate industry! I told Leslie that the answer was a post in and of itself, but as it happens, I’m heading out to California next week to talk about this precise topic […]
  • Zillow Acquires Dotloop – I Chat With Errol and Austin, and Have Initial Thoughts

    Rob Hahn
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:40 pm
    Earlier today, Zillow announced it was acquiring dotLoop, the popular real estate transaction management platform company. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The press release is here: Zillow Group (NASDAQ:Z), which houses a portfolio of the largest and most vibrant real estate and home-related brands on mobile and Web, today announced it has entered […]
  • How Many REALTORS Actually Support NAR’s Policies?

    Rob Hahn
    9 Jul 2015 | 12:34 pm
    This is (hopefully) a brief post, inspired and triggered by something I saw on Facebook today. My friend Lisa Heindel, a broker in New Orleans, wrote up a post dealing with REALTOR.com’s partnership with AirBnB. It appears that a number of people in NOLA are not particularly happy with AirBnB, and Lisa isn’t too thrilled […]
  • MLS Conversions and Zillow Hate

    Rob Hahn
    7 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
    I’ve been engaged on a project that is both interesting and important for a large regional MLS the last couple of months. As part of that project, I’ve spoken to dozens of people — brokers, agents, Association leadership, MLS leadership, etc. — about a variety of topics, which has been, to quote Tony the Tiger, […]
  • Is the U.S. Model Defensible vs. the UK Model?

    Rob Hahn
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:32 am
    I’ve been traveling almost every day for three weeks, so I know blogging has been very light. The projects I’m involved in now are fun as hell, hard as hell, and important as hell, so they kind of fit all my criteria for good stuff. But in any event, I thought I’d spend a few […]
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    Real Estate Investing Blog

  • Rental Growth Where You Least Expect It

    John Burns
    26 Jul 2015 | 9:44 pm
    Take a drive through the urban portion of any major city and you will likely see cranes and construction crews dotting the landscape, building what appears to be an endless supply of apartment units.  Your eyes are not deceiving you.  Construction in 24 of the top 27 apartment markets in the country has eclipsed 24-year historical averages. Read the rest of Rental Growth Where You Least Expect It  For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2015 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate Investments. Your Premier Source for Turnkey Cash-Flow Investment…
  • The Main Reason You Should Not Wait to Invest…

    KCM
    20 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University recently released their 2015 State of the Nation’s Housing report.  The report concentrated on the challenges renters in this country are facing because of the diminishing supply of quality rental units and dramatically escalating rents. However, there was also information buried within the report that revealed that now is definitely the time to buy. Read the rest of The Main Reason You Should Not Wait to Invest…  For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2015 by Marco Santarelli and Norada…
  • Announcing our NEW Podcast!

    Marco Santarelli
    17 Jun 2015 | 11:28 am
    We’re excited to announce the launch of our highly anticipated new podcast: Passive Real Estate Investing. This is the show where BUSY PEOPLE like you learn how to build substantial passive income, while creating wealth for the long-term. Take the guesswork out of real estate investing by gaining expert knowledge and advice as Marco Santarelli shares his strategies and valuable insights. Discover proven strategies for making money with real estate in ANY market and how to avoid common and costly mistakes. If you’re looking for actionable advice on the road to financial freedom, then this…
  • Choosing Your Market

    Marco Santarelli
    10 Jun 2015 | 12:38 am
    Many investors frequently make the often damaging (or fatal) mistake of buying property with little to no consideration of the neighborhood and market the property is in. This can be one of the greatest mistakes an investor can make because if you buy in the wrong neighborhood or market, you’ll be stuck with the problems that come with it because of its location. Your only option may be to sell the property at a loss. Read the rest of Choosing Your Market  For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2015 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate…
  • 101 Resources for Connecting with Potential Tenants

    PMGuardian
    1 Jun 2015 | 3:57 pm
    As real estate investors we need tenants to occupy our rental properties so that we continue to receive the cash-flow we love each and every month.  Many of us rely on our property managers to market and advertise the property, but some of us manage our own properties.  Even if you’re a highly passive investor using the services of a manager, you may want to share this list with your property manager to help you out the next time you have a tenant turn-over. Read the rest of 101 Resources for Connecting with Potential Tenants  For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate…
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    IPIN Live

  • Pressure Mounts for Strict Regulation of Short-Term Accommodation

    23 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    In reaction to the rising numbers of property investors buying up several apartments for short-term rental, the hotel sector is putting pressure on governments at all levels to reform the regulatory framework for short-stays to better protect the interests of guests and property owners going forward. Hotel industry insiders believe the problem extends beyond the services of Airbnb and other holiday rental websites and is equally attributable to increased property investment in tourist hotspots around the world. Improved Tourism Figures Globally Attracts International Property Buyers Many of…
 
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  • Dubai's Public Beaches among Best in World

    28 Jul 2015 | 1:16 am
    Dubai's government has been pouring capital into its tourist sector ahead of hosting World Expo 2020, spending almost €50m to develop the Emirate's public beaches as part of its investment drive. As an endorsement of Dubai's success, The Telegraph recently listed the Emirate's public beaches among the most popular in the world along with beaches in Paris, Sydney, Shanghai, Rio de Janeiro, Barcelona, Athens, Los Angeles and Cape Town. Dubai 's public beaches are considered one of the most important landmarks in the Emirate and are visited by hundreds of thousands of residents and…
  • Novotel Brand to Open First Hotel in Manila, Philippines

    27 Jul 2015 | 1:25 am
    Tourism in the Philippines is expected to grow by an average of around 5% annually to 2020 and its hotel sector is just beginning to boom. Novotel are the latest international brand to seize an opportunity in the Philippines main resort destination of Manila, with its four-star hotel set to rise as the sixth and last tower of Century Properties Group's mega-development of luxury condominiums, Acqua Private Residences. International real estate researchers Colliers have reported that growing interest in the Philippines as a tourist destination and a business investment option has been driving…
  • South Africa: Rand Investors' Misfortune is Foreign Investors' Gain

    24 Jul 2015 | 1:16 am
    It's a situation that has become unique to the 21st Century in recent years throughout the world's property markets: Foreign investment increasing to the disadvantage of domestic homebuyers. This situation has intensified in South African property markets in recent years with the sector dramatically undermined by the weakness of the rand, making investment in property an attractive proposition for overseas buyers. After a prolonged decline South Africa's housing market is showing signs of growth and is now performing well, despite being almost entirely driven by foreign capital. The rand's…
  • Caribbean Real Estate on Investors' Radar

    23 Jul 2015 | 1:27 am
    Both real estate and tourism have been experiencing significant growth in the Caribbean and Central America over the last 18 months. Savvy property investors are stepping up their search for bargain investment properties with increasingly more British buyers taking advantage of sterling strength. The high quality of living, good value for money and political and economic stability are factors that reinforce the appeal of Caribbean real estate, particularly in the face of social, economic and political volatility in other regions of the world. Walter Zephirin, managing director of London-based…
  • Tourists Switching from Tunisia to Spain in light of Terror Attacks

    17 Jul 2015 | 1:13 am
    Spain looks set to be the biggest beneficiary from a mass move to switch holidays in Tunisia to safer destinations in the sun. Tourism in Tunisia was on its way to recovery after the Arab Spring unrest of 2011 with 2.8 million tourists visiting the country last year according to official statistics. However, last month's attack which saw 38 holidaymakers killed by an Islamist gunman – mostly Britons – has added to mounting security fears and heralded mass-avoidance of Tunisian resort areas. Spain is expected to gain the most from this shift in destination because the country…
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    Naples Real Estate Blog

  • A New Listing in Old Naples!

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

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

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

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

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

  • 5 Steps Help You Take Your Living Room to the Back Yard

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

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

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

    Harmony Homes
    16 Jun 2015 | 10:14 am
    You’re buying a home – congratulations! And when you’re buying it from Harmony Homes, picking out your options and upgrades can be a whole lot of fun! Or wait – did we mean to say “confusing”? Because if you’re like most people, you’ve got a home buying budget you have to consider, and there’s just so many choices and decisions to make. The last thing you want to do is open the door to your finished home only to realize: “Oh, man! I should have asked for ____!” (fill in the blank). If it’s happened to you before, then you…
  • Buying A New Home Gives You A Fresh Start & Saves You Money

    Harmony Homes
    4 Jun 2015 | 11:24 am
    New or Used? That’s a question that can apply to a lot of things you buy – from vehicles to clothes (latest style or consignment chic, anyone?) to, of course, homes. Before you make such decisions, there’s usually a lot of “tire-kicking” that goes on. And rightly so – you want to make sure you’re making the right choice for you. When it comes to new homes, there may be a lot more reasons to buy one than you realize. Not all that many years ago, we’ll admit – there were some disadvantages to buying new. Builders were the ones who ‘set…
 
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    Hermann London Realtors

  • Great Price on 3-Bedroom/2-Bath Home in Hazelwood

    STLRealtor
    14 Jul 2015 | 12:08 pm
    627 Lynn Haven, Hazelwood, MO 63042 Unbeatable Value, Large Fenced Yard, GarageLooking for a home with extra square footage? This one has 1,154 sq. ft. on the main floor, which is more than most homes in the area. Insulated tilt windows, refinished hardwood floors, enclosed soffits and 2 car driveway. The eat-in kitchen features: dishwasher, refrigerator, garbage disposal, cabinets, countertops – tile backsplash and vinyl flooring. . Main floor family room with carpeting and ceiling fan. This home also features hardwood floors in the living room and all bedrooms. Lower level has bonus…
  • Charming 2-Bedroom Bungalow in Lindenwood Park

    STLRealtor
    14 Jul 2015 | 11:56 am
    6022 Hartford St, St Louis, MO 63139 Fully Updated, Gardner's Delight, GarageSo much charm, so little time! With this many updates and improvements, this home will surely sell fast. Step inside and the first word that comes to mind is fresh! Many of the updates include but are not limited to…..newer Alure flooring throughout, new exterior doors, new plumbing and Pex tubing, newer roof and furnace in 2014, new siding and guttering, all new light fixtures throughout, new sewer lateral line, new fence and all new appliances that will be included in the sale. The outside landscaping is…
  • Magnificent 6-Bedroom Victorian in Visitation Park

    STLRealtor
    14 Jul 2015 | 11:21 am
    1 Windermere Place, St Louis, MO 63112 Every Room is Unique and Tastefully AppointedDo you want to live in the nicest and most spacious home that St.Louis has to offer at this price point? This elegant home has too many features to describe!! It is a three story, four bedroom, three bathroom home with an additional two bedroom and two bathroom carriage house above the three car garage for when loved ones come and visit. Everything cosmetic was updated in this home in 2008 giving it a modern touch yet preserving all the character an older home has to offer. This home features 11 foot ceilings,…
  • 2-Bedroom Home on Large, Tree-Filled Lot in Kirkwood

    STLRealtor
    13 Jul 2015 | 8:44 pm
    1016 Forest Ave, Kirkwood, MO 63122 Short sale- working on approval- ***AS IS *** no repairs or credits huge level 1/2 acre cannot be subdivided Search All Area Properties - Search Foreclosures More About This Property For questions or to set up a tour of this home call: 314.941.1493 Dyan Hecht If you are buying, selling, or renting any type of property, Dyan will help you with all your real estate needs. Read more 314.302.5477 Dan M. Kim I view the Real Estate profession as a commitment to service. The Real Estate profession demands commitment on a  full-time basis, with emphasis on…
  • Lovely 3-Bedroom Ranch in Affton

    STLRealtor
    13 Jul 2015 | 8:35 pm
    7211 Rockspring Dr, St Louis, MO 63123 Fully Updated, Partially-Finished Basement, GarageThis lovely 3 bed/1.5 bath brick home is nestled in the desirable area of Affton, conveniently located w/ quick access to everything. Open & inviting floor plan w/ tons of updates. As soon as you walk in you will notice the beautiful hardwood floors. The kitchen has a Tarkett Fiberfloor and includes a Dishwasher, Garbage Disposal, Microwave, Newer Stainless Steel Refrigerator and Stove. Walk out of the beautiful sliding door to the fenced backyard with raised patio and outdoor fire pit. Other features…
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    Eurobrix Blog

  • Living in London: A Guide to Chiswick

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

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

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

    26 Mar 2015 | 4:24 am
    London is home to some of the largest corporate entities in the world – but that luxury doesn’t come cheap. Indeed, the opposite is true. As reported by national newspaper the Telegraph, London is the most expensive city in the world for homeowners, edging past Tokyo and New York in the price stakes. The average property in the British capital comes in at £2,000 per square foot – and it’s keeping all but the richest out of the city. However, any budding business owner should have pound signs in their eyes at this prospect – just imagine all the wealthy…
  • Avoid getting overcharged by a locksmith using these tips

    5 Mar 2015 | 2:48 am
    There are many shady locksmiths around these days. However, with the right level of knowledge it is possible to keep them out of business pending when the law catches up with them. The main reasons people get charged more than normal by locksmiths is panic, desperation and ignorance. Panic leads to bad judgement and inability to analyse situations leaving you open to getting cheated. Desperation is the friend of opportunists. Ignorance is not always bliss. Here is what you can do to avoid overpaying. Stay relaxed It is easy to get all fired up and agitated over the fact that you’ve…
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    Virtual Tour Software ~ Virtual Tour Company

  • How To Make Money With Photography

    realtouradmin
    17 Jul 2015 | 1:04 pm
    I am Considering A Career In Photography, But How Can I Make Money?    The popularity of photography has exploded in recent years. The immediate feedback of modern digital cameras and availability of information online has shortened the learning curve immensely. One of the most common questions by enthusiastic hobbyists is “How do I make money with photography?”. Even seasoned professionals are looking for new ways to sell photos or their services. There are several factors to consider before you make the plunge. Is my photography good enough to get paid for taking photos? This is…
  • Earn a Spare $30,000 Per Year With Virtual Staging

    realtouradmin
    8 Jul 2015 | 9:16 am
      If taking your photography to the next financial bracket sounds good to you, this blog is for you! I know this is a crazy busy time for RE photographers. That is why this is the perfect time to delve into the new virtual home staging platform RTV has implemented. In my market about 20% of my virtual tour shoots are for vacant homes. Another 10% are new homes models or specs. Another way to look at it is that there is potential to double my photography income 30% of the time. I shoot about 40 homes per month… so when I virtually stage a home, I stage an average of five pictures at $75…
  • The FORMULA 74- The “Perfect” Single Property Website

    realtouradmin
    17 Jun 2015 | 4:33 pm
    Are you looking to make a little more scratch on each virtual tour?  How about making a little more and gaining a LOT of exposure at the same time for your virtual tour business?  We’ve all talked about the benefits of the PanoRider before and most of you know how great a single property website looks both on a sign AND when that traffic report comes in.  Well team I would like you to meet Chris Crummitt of Picture Perfect, LLC.  Chris has been a part of our team now for quite some time now and she shoots over a hundred homes a month and each one gets one of her single property websites…
  • New From RPM Marketing – The Best Photos in Town!

    realtouradmin
    16 Jun 2015 | 8:36 pm
                      This month we celebrate the start of Summer by letting all of your customers know whose got the very best photos in town – that’s YOU!  Use this artistic double sided flyer to show off your amazing photography skills, announce your most popular virtual tour and photo packages, and we’ve even left some room here for a few of your very best customer testimonials. The piece is able to be completed by you within twenty to thirty minutes and allows you to bring the very best of your website and powerful add-ons directly to the…
  • The IMAGE 57 – The Lone CamRanger

    realtouradmin
    15 Jun 2015 | 6:33 am
    The IMAGE 57 – The Lone CamRanger Tuesday, June 16th – at 7:00 PM Eastern As a photographer shooting virtual tours, it always helps to have the right tools.  The gadgets that help us work more efficiently and make it easier to capture the right images helps us add more profit to our bottom line. As a follow up to our last IMAGE webinar we will be walking through how to use the CamRanger.  There were many photographers that expressed interest in how the CamRanger works and how it can help them complete their shoots more efficiently increasing their profit. I will answer those questions…
 
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    THE TENANT ADVISOR

  • Q2 2015 | Houston Industrial Report

    CoyDavidson
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:31 pm
    Houston’s industrial market leasing activity and absorption declines in Q2 due to limited available space During the second quarter, 2.7M SF of Houston’s industrial inventory was absorbed, substantially less than the 4.3M SF absorbed in the previous quarter. Industrial leasing activity declined as well, dropping to 3.3M SF, a decrease of 30.0% from the 5.0M […]
  • This Week in the Economy

    CoyDavidson
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:36 pm
    Tough Week for Stocks All three major stock indexes posted significant losses in value for the week. The Dow was down 2.86% for the week and the S&P gained 2.21%. The tech heavy Nasdaq declined 2.33% in value for the week. Below are links to the top economic reports released this week for the United States, Texas […]
  • This Week in Healthcare Real Estate

    CoyDavidson
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:02 am
    Healthcare Real Estate News from Across the Web What Does the ACA Ruling Mean for Real Estate? The US Supreme Court’s recent upholding of the Affordable Care Act will mean continued demand for healthcare space in low-cost retail settings, and fiercer competition for medical real estate among investors, Colliers International’s national director of healthcare services… […]
  • This Week’s Recommended Reading

    CoyDavidson
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:20 am
    5 Articles to Read this Weekend Accelerating New Office Supply Held In Check By Strong Absorption U.S. office market demand growth rebounded in the second quarter of 2015 following slower-than-expected net absorption in the first three months of the year as businesses continued to add office jobs… CoStar Group How to Structure a More Flexible […]
  • Q2 2015 | Austin Industrial | Market Report

    CoyDavidson
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:35 am
    Austin’s industrial market continues to fire on all cylinders Austin’s industrial market continues to progress as rental rates rise yet again in the second quarter. The citywide average quoted rental rate increased by 1.6% between quarters from $8.21 to $8.34 per SF NNN, and increased 18.5% on a year-to-year basis from $7.04 per SF NNN. […]
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  • 2015 Lobster Mini Season

    27 Jul 2015 | 8:46 am
    Every summer in July, locals and visitors alike flood the waters of south Florida for the opening of Lobster Mini Season. The lobster mini season always falls on the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday in July. This year the mini season falls on July 29th and 30th.The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservative Commission regulates the season and the rules must be followed (but fun and getting lots of tasty lobster is encouraged) The rules for the 2015 Lobster Mini Season are as follows: -Bag Limit: 6 lobsters per person, per day for Monroe County and Biscayne Park. 12 per person, per day for…
  • A TASTE OF THE LOCALS TRADITION at SAILFISH MARINA

    27 Jul 2015 | 7:27 am
    Sailfish Marina and Resort is hosting its third year celebrating an event: Singer Island Spiny LobsterFest, on August 8th, 2015. This year the event will be benefitting, the West Palm Beach Fishing Club (WPBFC) that has been established since 1934 with a mission to: “Fill a community need by supporting education, conservation and historic preservation programs that have a lasting beneficial impact on the youth, marine resources and history of Palm Beach County and beyond.” On Singer Island, Florida, The Spiny Lobsterfest is an annual pet and family friendly event filled with lots of…
  • SUMMER TIME FISHING REPORT 7.24.15

    24 Jul 2015 | 11:21 am
    Fishing Report - 7.24.15 Winds are West at 10-20 mph and weather is predicted to have scattered storms continue throughout the weekend during the afternoon and evening hours. The moon is proposed to get a slightly larger each night and that is good broadcast for the wahoo bite as it should continue to improve with the moon. OFFSHORE-If you are searching the fast paced wahoo, seek them in the early mornings and then again late in the afternoon along the 120’ ledge from Jupiter to Palm Beach Inlets. During the peak of the sunshine, Wahoo’s are going into deeper depths at about 200-500’…
  • Building Permits are On Fire as the Real Estate Market Continues to Climb

    24 Jul 2015 | 8:29 am
    Graph courtesy of: Commerce Department Mid-way into 2015 and the American housing market is continuing to boom. Of late, new construction and building permits have been sky rocketing. Over the past year, building permit applications have risen 30, an incredible advance compared to years past. There are a few factors leading experts to believe that housing starts will only continue to rise in the upcoming months. Some of these factors influencing the promising stats include; a currently robust inflation and a recent rise in homebuilder sentiment. Home builder sentiment is a homebuilders…
  • Brand New Community in Palm Beach Gardens Alton a Kolter Homes Community

    23 Jul 2015 | 12:57 pm
    Found in the highly desirable city of Palm Beach Gardens is a brand-new and beautiful community called Alton. Designed by Kolter Homes, Alton will feature over 1 square mile of luxury homes, hotel, shops and retail businesses as well as 136 acres of lush parks, lakes, nature preserves and open space. Comprised of 2,000 single and multifamily homes, 700 apartments and 300 hotel rooms, Alton offers something for every lifestyle. Alton also offers over 500,000 square feet of retail space and also include up to 3.8 million square feet of biotech and office space for the future expansion of the…
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  • Maine Home Sales Up Over 18% In June

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

    LegacySIR
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:59 am
      Kennebunk and Kennebunkport, Maine (July 2015)— Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty awarded the first Frederick W. “Rick” Griffin Memorial Scholarship to Eric Yemma. Eric graduated from Kennebunk High School in June. The memorial scholarship fund totaling $25,000 will provide a $2,500 scholarship to a college-bound Kennebunk High School graduating senior each year for the next 10 years. “Rick Griffin was a great friend, a warm and generous colleague, and a true leader in the Kennebunk community,” said Christopher Lynch, President of Legacy…
  • The Main Reason You Should Not Wait to Buy…

    LegacySIR
    17 Jul 2015 | 9:05 am
    The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University recently released their 2015State of the Nation’s Housing report. The report concentrated on the challenges renters in this country are facing because of the diminishing supply of quality rental units and dramatically escalating rents. However, there was also information buried within the report that revealed that now is definitely the time to buy your first home or move-up to the home of your family’s dreams. With home prices still below peak values and mortgage rates still near historic lows, the monthly mortgage payment on a…
  • Summer eNews

    LegacySIR
    8 Jul 2015 | 7:32 am
      Welcome to our summer e-Magazine Newsletter! Our loyal followers have grown to well over 40,000 subscribers in all 50 states and several countries around the world. It is humbling that you have chosen Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty to be your eyes and ears for Maine Real Estate. Please click the image above or click here to view this issue.
  • Pending Home Sales Reach Highest Mark In 9 Years!

    LegacySIR
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:28 am
    The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their Pending Home Sales Index Report and revealed that it is at its highest level since April 2006. The Pending Home Sales Index is “a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings”. The higher the Pending Home Sales Index number, the more contracts have been signed by buyers that will soon translate to sales. Every region of the country has experienced year-over-year gains in pending sales as seen below: NAR’s Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun cites job creation as a major reason that the housing market has boomed this…
 
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    ExpertView Blog

  • What Australian property prices can get you in the UK

    realestateview.com.au
    15 Jul 2015 | 6:50 pm
    Moving abroad- the rite of passage we see so frequently with young Australians. Typically, sights are set on the north- preferably the UK. In fact we’re seeing an uplift- in mid-2007 there were... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What $550K will get you in a commuter suburb right now

    realestateview.com.au
    12 Jul 2015 | 10:55 pm
    Ever- increasing median house prices mean more Australians are adopting the commuter lifestyle and sacrificing CBD proximity for housing affordability and value for money. So if half a mill is to be... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Considering investing? Get your head around ‘gearing’

    realestateview.com.au
    8 Jul 2015 | 4:42 pm
    Australians love bricks and mortar. Not only is home ownership the great Australian dream, but when we have spare cash to invest or have paid off the mortgage and want to put our equity to work, many... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The sound of silence: Reducing noise within the home

    realestateview.com.au
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:58 pm
    As more people move to areas with busy streets to escape the urban sprawl, traffic and night life noise can be a little bit of a surprise. If noise pollution is making your happy home less than... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Let’s Move to Dandenong

    realestateview.com.au
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:06 pm
            What comes to mind when you think Dandenong? Media reports may paint a not-so-pretty picture- particularly in the way of misconduct and misdemeanours, but perhaps it’s... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Las Vegas Real Estate Information

  • What to Look for in a Horse Zoned Property for Sale in Las Vegas

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

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

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

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

    Robert Ratliff
    21 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Discover First Time Las Vegas Real Estate for Sale Buyer Information Real estate advice for the first time home buyer is the hardest part of the home-buying process is figuring out what is affordable. Some Las Vegas real estate for sale first-time buyers rely on the amount the bank is willing to lend. Others use a lender’s […]
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    Century 21 Alliance Realty - THE Gail Spada TEAM

  • 8 Outrageously Bad Home Staging Decisions – Part 2

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

    gailspada
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Explore 8 Outrageously Bad Home Staging Decisions That Sellers Make – Part 1 of 4 For many sellers and buyers, the purchase of a home is an intensely personal experience. At its core, a home is the individual expression of a homeowner’s entire life enclosed within four walls. And while, initially, buyers should be more focused on the “bones of a home” – meaning those items that will stay after the seller vacates – staging a home can often be the difference between a “Buyer Bonanza” and a “Buyer Abyss”. It may be difficult for those involved but,…
  • Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report 2015 – Part 7

    gailspada
    18 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Home Selling and Real Estate Professionals – PART 7 of 7 In our closing post in our current series covering the “2015 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report”, the following data offers highlights regarding Home Selling and Real Estate Professionals for the 12-month period ending June 2014: All age groups of sellers were most likely to find their selling agent by referral from a friend, neighbor or relative or having worked with them on a previous sale or purchase of a home. Younger sellers were more likely to use the same real estate agent or broker for their home…
  • Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report 2015 – Part 6

    gailspada
    4 Jun 2015 | 4:31 pm
    Home Sellers and the Selling Experience – PART 6 of 7 In our current series covering the “2015 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report”, the following data offers highlights regarding Home Sellers and the Selling Experience for the 12-month period ending June 2014: Among the generations, at 27%, Gen X was the largest group who were recent home sellers. Following closely, Older Boomers ranked at 23% with the Younger Boomers finishing at 20%. Gen Y was the largest share of married couples among sellers. Baby Boomers had the lowest share of married couples among sellers.
  • Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report 2015 – Part 5

    gailspada
    20 May 2015 | 8:11 am
    Financing the Home Purchase – PART 5 of 7 In our current series covering the “2015 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report”, the following data offers highlights regarding “Financing the Home Purchase” for the 12-month period ending June 2014: Overall, 88% of recent buyers financed their home purchase. Nearly all (97%) of Gen Y buyers financed their home compared to just 61% of Silent Generation buyers. When financing the home purchase, younger buyers also financed larger shares – the typical Gen Y down payment was 7% and Gen X was 10% compared to 22%…
 
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    Tri Cities Real Estate News & Views

  • MTHFR With Dr. Rawlins amp; Dr. Karlson, Richland Red Lion Richland WA

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:35 am
    The Kadlec Neurological Resource Center will host a presentation on the introduction to MTHFR with Doctor Rawlins and Doctor Karlson at the Richland Red Lion, 802 George Washington Way in Richland on Tuesday, August 18 from 6:00 to 7:30 in the evening. The Kadlec Neurological Center on MTHFR Kadlec Neurological Resource Center provides compassion, education and support to those affected by neurological disorders and to their care givers so that they don’t have to face the challenges of the neurological disorder alone. MTHFR or Methyl Tetra Hydro Folate Reductase is the rate limiting enzyme…
  • Summer Movie Express, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:34 am
    Columbia Mall Stadium 8 at 1321 North Columbia Center Boulevard in Kennewick, Washington will be offering G and PG rated movies this summer featuring The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, on Wednesday, August 12 at 10:00 in the morning. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water This film is a 2015 American animated/live action comedy movie based on the Nickelodeon television series SpongeBob SquarePants. Directed by Paul Tibbitt, the plot follows Burger-Beard the Pirate who steals Krabby Patty secret formula using a magical book that makes any text written upon it come true. SpongeBob,…
  • August Patio Party At The Milbrandt Vineyard Prosser, Washington

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:34 am
    Everyone is invited to the Patio Parties 2015 at the Milbrandt Vineyards, 508 Cabernet Court in Prosser. The party will start at 6:00 in the evening on Saturday, August 15. Reservations required. About the August Patio Party with Knutzen BrothersIt is going to be a night of wine, food and fun featuring the live music of the Knutzen Brothers. The Knutzen Brothers play original songs, standards, old time-country and pop favorites. Every performance is unique and catered to their audience. The members are Gabriel and Caleb Knutzen. It is easy to listen to especially if paired with a glass of the…
  • 8th Annual Show And Shine For Hunger Columbia Park In Kennewick, WA

    27 Jul 2015 | 9:21 pm
    Call all your friends and check out the 8th Annual Show and Shine for Hunger at the Columbia Park in Kennewick. The event will run from 11:00 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon on Sunday, August 10. Admission is free About 7th Annual Show and Shine for Hunger The concept of the car show is to raise funds for the Tri-City Food Bank, a non-profit organization that provides food to over 135,000 people in the area. The number increases each year. The organization’s ability to distribute foods relies only on contributions from individuals, businesses and other organizations. Managed by…
  • The Reach Guided Tour Headed By Gary Kleinknecht In Richland, WA

    27 Jul 2015 | 2:23 pm
    Join Ice Age Flood expert and new president of the Ice Age Flood Institute Gary Kleinknecht, as he leads the guided tour at the Reach, 1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland, Washington on Saturday, August 15 from 8:00 to 5:00 in the afternoon. The Tour of the Ice Age/Mammoth Dig/Wallula Gap/Lower Walla Walla Valley The guided tour explores the rich landscape of the Tri-Cities. Headed by the ice age flood expert Gary Kleinknecht, the trip will begin from the Coyote Cannon Mammoth dig site to Wallula Gap and the lower Walla Walla Valley. Learn more about the natural, scientific and cultural…
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    AOL Real Estate - Blog

  • Does Downsizing Add Up?

    U.S. News
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:20 am
    Filed under: Buying, Lifestyle, Selling Alamy By Susan Johnston It's a common bit of retirement advice: Downsize your housing after the kids leave the nest to cut costs. Interestingly, though, many baby boomers have no intentions of downsizing. Nearly two-thirds of boomers surveyed in 2013 by The Demand Institute -- a nonprofit owned by Nielsen -- plan to "age in place" rather than move. Of those who do plan to move, nearly half said they plan to increase the size of their home or pay more for a comparably sized home. Many people assume that downsizing housing saves money. But does it really?
  • Home Security Doesn't Have to Be Expensive

    U.S. News
    20 Jul 2015 | 1:45 am
    Filed under: Home Improvement anekoho/Shutterstock A simple video camera often can be installed by the homeowner. Its presence alone is a deterrent to thieves. By Teresa Mears You want to keep your home safe from thieves, but you don't want to spend a fortune doing so because, frankly, you don't have a fortune worth stealing. Technology has significantly brought down the cost of home security systems and home surveillance cameras, many of which you can install yourself. But there are also many low-tech solutions that cost little or nothing that will keep your home safer from intruders. "Most…
  • 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' Brownstone Fetches $7.4 Million

    Zillow
    17 Jul 2015 | 11:33 pm
    Filed under: News, Celebrity Homes Getty ImagesAudrey Hepburn was nominated for an Oscar for her role as Holly Golightly in the 1961 film "Breakfast at Tiffany's." Courtesy of Peter*Ashe Real Estate via StreeEasyThe brownstone at 169 E. 71st St. on the Upper East Side. By Catherine Sherman You may remember Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard standing on these front steps. The brownstone featured prominently in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" has sold for $7.4 million after most recently being listed for $8 million. "Any time they had a street scene, the house was featured," said Asher Alcobi of…
  • Where to Spend $10,000 if You're Remodeling

    Trulia
    17 Jul 2015 | 1:17 am
    Filed under: Home Improvement, Selling Getty ImagesA bathroom remodel can improve your enjoyment of your home but might not pay off if you're planning to sell soon. By Michael Corbett Whether you're looking to sell or stay put, you'll save money on these home improvement projects. The possibilities are endless when it comes to remodeling and upgrading your house, and deciding where to put your precious dollars can be tough. Many of these remodeling decisions can be made based on whether or not you're planning to stay in your home long term. Let's take a look at the places where a $10,000…
  • Jeff Bridges' Old World Montecito Estate Listed at $29.5M

    Zillow
    16 Jul 2015 | 1:03 am
    Filed under: Celebrity Homes, Selling Jim Bartsch via ZillowActor Jeff Bridges and his wife bought the 19-acre estate from musician Kenny Loggins in 1994. By Melissa Allison Sometimes, there's a house. Well, it's the house for its time and place. It fits right in there. And that's this house, in the California coastal retreat of Montecito. Actor Jeff Bridges -- beloved as The Dude in "The Big Lebowski" and an Oscar winner for his role in "Crazy Heart" -- and his wife, Susan, are ready to pass the five-bedroom, 5.5-bath house to a new owner after raising their daughters there and finding a…
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    AOL Real Estate - Blog

  • Does Downsizing Add Up?

    U.S. News
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:20 am
    Filed under: Buying, Lifestyle, Selling Alamy By Susan Johnston It's a common bit of retirement advice: Downsize your housing after the kids leave the nest to cut costs. Interestingly, though, many baby boomers have no intentions of downsizing. Nearly two-thirds of boomers surveyed in 2013 by The Demand Institute -- a nonprofit owned by Nielsen -- plan to "age in place" rather than move. Of those who do plan to move, nearly half said they plan to increase the size of their home or pay more for a comparably sized home. Many people assume that downsizing housing saves money. But does it really?
  • Home Security Doesn't Have to Be Expensive

    U.S. News
    20 Jul 2015 | 1:45 am
    Filed under: Home Improvement anekoho/Shutterstock A simple video camera often can be installed by the homeowner. Its presence alone is a deterrent to thieves. By Teresa Mears You want to keep your home safe from thieves, but you don't want to spend a fortune doing so because, frankly, you don't have a fortune worth stealing. Technology has significantly brought down the cost of home security systems and home surveillance cameras, many of which you can install yourself. But there are also many low-tech solutions that cost little or nothing that will keep your home safer from intruders. "Most…
  • 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' Brownstone Fetches $7.4 Million

    Zillow
    17 Jul 2015 | 11:33 pm
    Filed under: News, Celebrity Homes Getty ImagesAudrey Hepburn was nominated for an Oscar for her role as Holly Golightly in the 1961 film "Breakfast at Tiffany's." Courtesy of Peter*Ashe Real Estate via StreeEasyThe brownstone at 169 E. 71st St. on the Upper East Side. By Catherine Sherman You may remember Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard standing on these front steps. The brownstone featured prominently in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" has sold for $7.4 million after most recently being listed for $8 million. "Any time they had a street scene, the house was featured," said Asher Alcobi of…
  • Where to Spend $10,000 if You're Remodeling

    Trulia
    17 Jul 2015 | 1:17 am
    Filed under: Home Improvement, Selling Getty ImagesA bathroom remodel can improve your enjoyment of your home but might not pay off if you're planning to sell soon. By Michael Corbett Whether you're looking to sell or stay put, you'll save money on these home improvement projects. The possibilities are endless when it comes to remodeling and upgrading your house, and deciding where to put your precious dollars can be tough. Many of these remodeling decisions can be made based on whether or not you're planning to stay in your home long term. Let's take a look at the places where a $10,000…
  • Jeff Bridges' Old World Montecito Estate Listed at $29.5M

    Zillow
    16 Jul 2015 | 1:03 am
    Filed under: Celebrity Homes, Selling Jim Bartsch via ZillowActor Jeff Bridges and his wife bought the 19-acre estate from musician Kenny Loggins in 1994. By Melissa Allison Sometimes, there's a house. Well, it's the house for its time and place. It fits right in there. And that's this house, in the California coastal retreat of Montecito. Actor Jeff Bridges -- beloved as The Dude in "The Big Lebowski" and an Oscar winner for his role in "Crazy Heart" -- and his wife, Susan, are ready to pass the five-bedroom, 5.5-bath house to a new owner after raising their daughters there and finding a…
 
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    Access Philly Real Estate Blog

  • FYI: Will Philly Survive the Chaos of Pope Francis’ Visit?

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

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

    blogeditor
    9 Jul 2015 | 8:47 am
    http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/northern-liberties/update-on-two-front-street-projects By: Jarek Cotto The 700 block of Front Street has seen some great changes in the past few years. Four new homes on the northwest corner of Front & Fairmount are underway. There had been a community garden at this site for a while, but now there’s a row of uniquely shaped homes. The corner home has already been sold, and two others are  listed at $550K which is actually a pretty good deal for new construction in Northern Liberties.
  • Developers Are Getting Busy at 3rd & Poplar!

    blogeditor
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:11 am
    http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/northern-liberties/liberty-estates-done-more-development-coming-nearby By: Jarek Cotto Nine, four-story homes have risen at 3rd & Poplar next former home of the Ortelibs Brewery. Back in the fall of 2011, plows began chomping the earth here along the 800 block of N. American St. Worked stopped abruptly and it looked like that project would be abandoned. In late 2012 however, new owners purchased the property for $1.1M, and by the end of 2013, buildings had started to rise.
  • FYI: Philly to D.C. on Public Transit? This May Become A Reality Soon.

    blogeditor
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:13 pm
    http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/25/indego-hits-100000-ride-mark/ By: Jarek Cotto The Sixers have to pay 3 million to the New Orleans Pelicans for not disclosing an injury Jrue Holiday had before trading. More here. Philly finally gets a Cheesecake Factory of its own. The 3 story building that houses the restaurant is located at 15th and Walnut. We couldn’t be more excited to add the Cheesecake Factory to the line up of Philly restaurants. Could there be a way to get from D.C. to Philly on public transit? There’s talks of making this happen. Find out more about it below. The…
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  • Homely.com.au sees record visits, doubles traffic in 12 months, appoints key executive to head up growth.

    Guest Author
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:27 pm
    MELBOURNE, VIC – July 15, 2015 Homely.com.au, the revolutionary new real estate website combining Australia’s most beautiful search experience with free property listings is on track to record 4 million visits in the year up from 2 million in the previous 12 months. CEO Jason Spencer said, “homely.com.au is growing, and growing fast. In 12 months time we have doubled the number of people on our site. Every month hundreds of thousands of people are looking for their next home and uniquely for the seller and agent it’s all 100% free to list.” Spencer believes the growth is…
  • Computers vs Real Estate Agents – friends or foes?

    Guest Author
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:01 pm
    Something we’ve been hearing a bit of late is the question of how likely computers are to replace real estate agents? Two Oxford University researchers, Frey and Osborne have worked out how susceptible real estate agents and other jobs are to computerisation. Those who plan for their children to follow them into the family real estate business should look away now. The Oxford Academics place the probability of real estate agents being replaced by computers at 86% – only 1 in 7 chance of survival. The robots aren’t about to come and change the locks on the real estate agent’s…
  • Homely launches national ‘Pay-My-Rent’ campaign, allowing Australians the chance to live rent free!

    Guest Author
    6 Apr 2015 | 6:26 pm
    Homely providing one lucky person with rent free living. 7th April 2015- Homely.com.au, the revolutionary new real estate website combining Australia’s most beautiful search experience with free property listings has today launched their ‘Pay-My-Rent’ sweepstakes, giving Australians the chance to live at home for free. One lucky person in Australia will have their rent paid for by the Homely team for four weeks up to the value of $5,000, allowing them the chance to save money or use the savings as a chance to indulge. The competition is open to all Australian residents as of now. CEO…
  • Google Events Plugin for Real Estate Agents

    Peter Farrell
    28 Mar 2015 | 9:12 am
    Real Estate Events Plugin for Agents. Seo for Real Estate in conjunction with Agentpoint has developed a plugin that adds the inspection and/or auction times in Google organic results for a property an agent has listed. Using Laing and Simmons in Double bay as a test case we are able to successfully list these times on a Google search for any one of their properties. How Google Displays the Inspection and Auction Times. Fully Automated Real Estate Events Plugin. This is a first for any real estate agent in Australia. This is a fully automated feature we have added to the www.lsdb.com.au…
  • Homely concludes a successful year with biggest bang yet.

    Guest Author
    7 Dec 2014 | 8:10 pm
    Homely adds to rapid expansion, with 300 First National offices joining the movement. 8th December 2014– Homely.com.au, the revolutionary new real estate website combining Australia’s most beautiful search experience with free property listings, has today announced that it will be displaying all of the homes for sale and rent from the First National Real Estate group. Off the back of a successful sponsorship of First National’s annual golf day on the Gold Coast, National Sales Director, Rocky Bartolotto, said the authority had been secured to syndicate all listings from the 300 plus…
 
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    New Hope Homes For Sale | New Hope Homes

  • It’s Hard to Imagine

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

    financemyhome1
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:50 am
    The majority of tenants say they’d like to own a home but continue to pay rent and missing out on financial and emotional advantages. There seems to still be a lot of misinformation in the marketplace. There are a number of programs for low or no down payment options. Veterans can get into a home with no down payment or closing costs. In qualifying areas, USDA has zero down payment programs. FHA requires 3.5% down payment and there are conventional programs for as little as 3% and 5% down. People with credit issues need expert opinions about their specific situation. Borrowers with…
  • Build Equity Faster

    financemyhome1
    15 Jul 2015 | 8:29 pm
    Equity is an asset and an appreciating home is an investment. While some people have resolved themselves that a mortgage payment is a normal part of life, others have set goals to get their home paid for as soon as possible. There are several strategies that will work but they all require persistent vigilance. A shorter term mortgage such as 20, 15 or even 10 years will not only pay off sooner, it will generally have a lower interest rate. A recent comparison at Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey showed a 30 year fixed-rate mortgage at 4.04% compared to a 15 year fixed-rate at…
  • Three M’s of Homeownership

    financemyhome1
    9 Jul 2015 | 9:35 am
    Among the many reasons people have to own home, they include having a place of their own, to raise a family and to share with friends. Additional benefits include security, investment, peace, pride and enjoyment. Together with the benefits come the responsibility to take care of the home for its livability and viability as a sound decision. A homeowner’s concerns can be broken down into three areas. The maintenance on the property is something that every homeowner deals with. Changing filters are easy to handle yourself. Other things might require a skilled professional but identifying the…
  • Eliminate Mortgage Insurance

    financemyhome1
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:02 am
    Why would you consider refinancing if your mortgage is only two or three years old and the rate is not considerably higher than what is currently available on new loans? Because you may be able to eliminate the mortgage insurance and have significant monthly savings. Many homes have seen their values rise in the past few years. The current loan-to-value ratio may be low enough to no longer require mortgage insurance. In some cases, a homeowner might actually pay a little higher rate than they currently have but lower their monthly payment dramatically because the mortgage insurance isn’t…
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    Houston Apartment Insiders' Blog

  • Self-Employed? How to Rent a Houston Apartment

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    23 Jul 2015 | 4:33 am
    Are you self-employed? Houston apartments will still be waiting for you. We have handy tips to help the self-employed folks score the Houston apartment they love!Whether you’re renting your first apartment on your own or going from home ownership to renting, it is more challenging to rent an apartment if you’re self-employed. The traditional apartment application process includes showing paycheck stubs and giving contact information for employment verification. When you’ve created your own job by freelancing or starting your own business, you can’t do that. But that…
  • How to Rent a Houston Apartment With No Credit History

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    16 Jul 2015 | 6:36 am
    Whether you’re planning to move out of the dorm and into a student apartment, or you’re moving out on your own as you start your career, renting your first apartment poses a few extra challenges. Young adults just starting out often don’t have much credit history for property managers to check, but there are still ways to show that you’ll be a great, reliable tenant. Here are a few tips to help you get an apartment with no credit history.Whether you’re planning to move out of the dorm and into a student apartment, or you’re moving out on your own…
  • Summer Fun for Houston Dogs

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    9 Jul 2015 | 6:42 am
    Grab your dog, Houston -- we have the best list of pet-friendly fun in Houston for the summer.In Houston, summer is a great time to be a dog! If you’re in the market for a Houston apartment, Houston Apartment Insiders can help you find the perfect pet-friendly apartment where your dog will be not just allowed, but welcomed, with a location and amenities you and your pet will love. When you’re ready to go out and have fun, Houston and the surrounding area offer plenty of dog-friendly beaches, parks, and other summer fun.   Dog Parks Houston and its suburbs have many parks…
  • From Dorm to Houston Apartment: 4 Tips From Students

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:50 am
    Making the switch from dorm to a Houston apartment? Tips for students to help make the switch -- and smoothly.Are you moving out of the dorm and into your first student apartment? Congratulations! You can look forward to more privacy, more freedom, and more space, but there’s a lot you may miss about living in the dorm, too. We asked real students what they found most challenging about moving from dorm to apartment, and what tips they had for a smoother transition. Here’s what they suggested:   1. Having roommates helps. Dalton, 23, said that living with…
  • Houston 4th of July Pet Tips

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:25 am
    Keep your Houston pets safe and sane this July 4th holiday with these helpful tips from Houston Apartment Insiders.You love your pets, and you’ll do everything you can to keep them healthy, safe, and happy. Houston Apartment Insiders understands. That’s why we love to help pet owners find the perfect pet-friendly Houston apartment. And as you and your pets get ready to celebrate Independence Day, we offer you these tips to make sure they stay safe and healthy through the holiday:   Crowds and Parties It’s best to keep pets away from crowds and large, busy events. In…
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    IPIN Global - Investing in Property

  • Pressure Mounts for Strict Regulation of Short-Term Accommodation

    23 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    In reaction to the rising numbers of property investors buying up several apartments for short-term rental, the hotel sector is putting pressure on governments at all levels to reform the regulatory framework for short-stays to better protect the interests of guests and property owners going forward. Hotel industry insiders believe the problem extends beyond the services of Airbnb and other holiday rental websites and is equally attributable to increased property investment in tourist hotspots around the world. Improved Tourism Figures Globally Attracts International Property Buyers Many of…
 
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    Massachusetts Real Estate News

  • 10 Quick Tips on Downsizing Your Home

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

    Bill Gassett
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:21 am
    The Very Best Of Real Estate on Google Plus Google Plus is an excellent place to research the latest trends in real estate. You’ll find top Real Estate pros are sharing the latest info for sellers, buyers or homeowners who just want to keep an eye on the market. With so many great articles available [...]
  • 7 Biggest Obstacles of Selling a Property

    Bill Gassett
    12 Jun 2015 | 4:56 am
                            Whether you’ve lived in your home for a short period of time or for most of your life, selling it can certainly be an emotional and difficult matter in hand. The decision alone to sell your property takes a lot of careful thought [...]
  • Best Google+ Real Estate Articles May 2015

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

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

  • Get Ready for This Year’s San Francisco Real Estate Networking Event Organized by PropertyShark

    Roxana Baiceanu
    17 Jul 2015 | 6:21 am
    It’s happening on August 4th and you’re invited! This year’s San Francisco Real Estate Networking Event organized by PropertyShark will kick off on August 4th at Redford. You should be there if you’d like to connect with fellow professionals from all niches of the real estate industry. When: Tuesday August 4th from 5PM to 10PM Where: Redford, 673 Geary St., San Francisco, CA 94102 Take a glimpse at what to expect: A substantial group of  investors, agents in the insurance industry, residential and commercial brokers, developers, and appraisers; A hosted bar…
  • 3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Miss PropertyShark’s Real Estate Networking Event in L.A.

    Roxana Baiceanu
    16 Jul 2015 | 7:11 am
    Get ready! The perfect real estate event to stay productive this summer without losing the vacation mood is almost here. On July 30th, we’ll be in Los Angeles hosting PropertyShark’s Annual Networking Event. You should be there — it’s the best chance to meet with fellow real estate professionals and enjoy a great evening at a great location! When: Thur., July 30, 5PM to 10PM Where: Blue Cow Kitchen & Bar , 350 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90071. Here are 3 strong reasons why you don’t want to miss this event. 1. Take this opportunity to…
  • Zoom In: L.A. County Zoning Map Shows What You Can Build and Where in Los Angeles

    Roxana Baiceanu
    7 Jul 2015 | 8:27 am
    If you’ve ever built in Los Angeles County, you probably know that one of the main challenges you may be facing at the beginning is not knowing where the best areas for development are. While there are many resources out there which provide specific information at the local level, researching each of them can be very time consuming. That’s why it would be extremely helpful to have an up-to-date comprehensive zoning resource covering the entire county which would allow you to see all areas of development. This is where our L.A. zoning map comes in. Last updated in May,…
  • L.A. Median Home Price Climbs to $475,000 in May, the Highest Value This Year

    Roxana Baiceanu
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:06 am
    After three consecutive years of growth, the L.A. housing market has gotten even hotter in the first months of this year. Both home prices and sales went up in May, although at a slower pace compared to the previous months. As you can see in the table below, the median home sale price in May reached a peak value of $475,000, slightly up from April’s $470,000 while the number of closed sales was 7,010. MonthMedian sale priceM-o-M changesNumber of salesM-o-M changes January$440,000down 1%4,689down 27% February$454,000up 3%4,659down 1% March$460,000up 1%6,605up 42%…
  • Infographic: The Billions Traded in Real Estate

    Roxana Baiceanu
    23 Jun 2015 | 7:50 am
    If you need help putting into perspective the billions that get traded in real estate, the latest research done by our friends at RENTCafé comes in handy The infographic they created shows that the value of all U.S. homes amounts to a staggering $26,500 billion, which is twice the value of all homes in Canada and the U.K. combined; the total outstanding mortgage loan in the U.S., however, is about 4 times bigger. When it comes to home sales, U.S. topped the list in 2014, with $1,200 billion in closed transactions, which is more than double the amount registered in both Canada and the…
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    Real Estate News and Advice - realtor.com » News

  • The Startup Tech World Emigrates From the U.S. Suburbs

    Shira Levine
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Geber86/iStock When it comes to incubating big tech ideas, most of us think of Silicon Valley outside San Francisco as ground zero. After all, this area is the hallowed birthplace of such global giants as Apple, Intel, Google, Facebook, and Twitter. But pay attention to tech startup hubs beyond the usual suspects, says Atlantic Media’s CityLab Unlike the early days of the tech boom, none of them are in the suburbs. Tech companies are going urban (again). That cherished archetype of a miracle born in a cramped neighborhood garage? It’s going the way of the Newton. The 2015…
  • NFL’s Karlos Dansby Lists South Florida Mansion for $4.399 Million

    Candace Taylor
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:05 pm
    realtor.com The NFL’s Karlos Dansby, now playing for the Cleveland Browns, is asking $4.399 million for the South Florida mansion he bought during his time as a Miami Dolphin. The six-bedroom house measures about 12,300 square feet, according to listing agent Giselle Bonetti of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate. In the affluent town of Southwest Ranches, about 20 miles from Fort Lauderdale, the house is located in a gated community called Landmark Ranch Estates, which is home to a number of other sports figures, Ms. Bonetti said. According to public records, the linebacker and his…
  • PGA Star Hunter Mahan Relists Dallas Mansion With $1M Price Cut

    Jamie Wiebe
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Jim Rogash/Getty Images Sport This Dallas mansion isn’t par for the course—golfer Hunter Mahan’s five-bedroom home soars like an eagle. The 33-year-old turned pro in 2003 and has notched six wins on the PGA Tour while racking up over $30 million in career earnings. And earlier this year, the golfer aced the $1.68 million sale of his Orange County, CA, home. Comfortable and cozy living roomrealtor.com Entering the $8.5 million mansion—recently relisted with a $1 million price cut—is “like walking into an exquisite resort and getting excited about the trip to…
  • It’s Looking Like 1967: Homeownership Rate Drops to Just 63.4%

    Cicely Wedgeworth
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:15 pm
    "Bewitched" ABC Photo Archives / Contributor It’s safe to say that things have changed a lot in the U.S. since 1967. Back then, gas cost 33 cents per gallon. A new car would set you back $2,750 (and there were no Japanese imports). The average yearly income was $7,300, but that was OK because the average monthly rent was just $125 and a brand-new house would set you back only $14,250. Oh, and “Bewitched” battled “Bonanza” for the vaunted title of No. 1 show on three-network, precable TV! Yup, all those things have dramatically changed, but there’s one…
  • Postmodern Classic: The Vanna Venturi House Hits the Market in Philadelphia

    John N. Frank
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    realtor.com You never know what might happen when a son attempts to please his mother. For example, take this house, built by renowned architect Robert Venturi for his mother, Vanna, in Philadelphia. The 1,986-square-foot home is much more than simply a son’s gift to his mother—it’s also a touchstone of the postmodern architectural movement. Now listed for sale at $1.75 million, the Vanna Venturi House is on the market for the first time in 43 years and Melanie Stecura is the listing agent. Completed in 1964, it’s one of the most influential buildings of the latter half of…
 
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    Massachusetts Real Estate- Merrimack Valley

  • Tewkbury REALTOR Guest on 104.9 Keeping it Real Estate

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

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

    Massachusetts Realtor
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:14 am
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent I am finding lately that I am working more and more with home buyers that are downsizing.  For many home buyers that have owned a home for many years and they find it is time to downsize, they are looking for homes that have a first floor master bedroom. I have added the ability to search for homes with 1st floor master bedrooms on my online home search.  You must be registered to use the first floor master feature.  But, registration is free, unfortunately our local Multiple Listing…
  • You Don’t Know What you Don’t Know!

    Massachusetts Realtor
    23 Jun 2015 | 11:52 am
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent It amazes me how many home buyers are blindly running around with little or no guidance. This article will discuss 6 Home Buying Mistakes. I have been doing real estate full time for 13 years.  It took me 5 years before I really felt comfortable with what I was doing.  I spend 50+ hours a week immersed in the business of real estate and have been involved in hundreds and hundreds of real estate transactions.  Let me tell you as a home buyer you don’t know what you don’t…
  • What does Adobe Photoshop have to do with Real Estate?

    Massachusetts Realtor
    11 Jun 2015 | 2:02 pm
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent As a photographer turned turned real estate agent,  I have learned over the years that great real estate photography sells homes.  If you don’t think so read this article about real estate photography with some great statistics and home buyer patterns.   The study goes to show you have about 20 seconds to capture a home buyers attention on the internet.  If you don’t you have lost them. Adobe Photoshop and Real Estate Photography So what does Adobe Photoshop have to do…
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    Austin Real Estate Secrets

  • Austin Real Estate 1H 2015 Market Update

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

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

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

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

    Tim Thornton, Greater Austin Area Realtor® ZipRealty, inc.
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:28 pm
    A: Short answer--the listing brokerage/agent. A: Not the seller.A pocket listing is way for a listing agent to keep your property as "his little secret" until he can find someone to buy your house. So, he puts it on a list and passes it around the office, but seriously, this is just another form of junk mail and a pretense with the hopes that the agent can find a buyer himself and make twice the amount of money as he would if he listed it on the MLS. How do you compare visibility of thousands of professionals and tens of thousands of potential views on the open MLS to the influence of…
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    RealtyBizNews: Real Estate News

  • Rent-to-own programs gain in popularity among consumers

    Mike Wheatley
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:02 pm
    The rent-to-own a home concept is making a rapid comeback as Wall Street financial firms look to capitalize on the growing number of consumers who’s credit scores are too low to secure a mortgage. The Wall Street Journal says that while rent-to-own programs were popular in the 1990s, they largely faded away in the 2000s, when lenders lowered the bar so much that almost anyone could purchase a home with a no or a minimal deposit. Such programs are helpful to all parties, says the WSJ. Investors get to profit on the recovering housing market, while consumers get a chance to secure a home…
  • Crowdflipr launches low-cost investment fund opportunity for investors

    Mike Wheatley
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:42 pm
    Real estate asset management firm Golden Pacific Capital is teaming up with Crowdflipr, a real estate crowdfunding platform that provides accredited and institutional investors with access to asset-backed debt and equity securities, to offer a $10M equity participation in a professionally-managed, leveraged investment fund that’s focused on acquiring and renting residential properties in the Kansas City area. Golden Pacific Capital says its strategy is one that capitalizes on the huge demand for rentals in the area, discounts of up to 25% on foreclosures, and the lack of many…
  • 4 high-tech real estate tools that every real estate agent needs Now

    Mike Wheatley
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:35 pm
    Homebuyers are embracing technology. Real estate agents must embrace technology, too, if they want to keep making house and commercial real estate sales. Image credit: Kaboompics_com via pixabay.com According to a report by the National Association of Realtors, 92 percent of homebuyers used the Internet to find the house they wanted to buy; another 45 percent of homebuyers used their phone to find an app that would direct them to the house they wanted to buy. If customers are using technology to find their new house, real estate agents need to be just as tech-savvy to sell property. Here are…
  • Green is good: Why commercial property owners should embrace green buildings

    Mike Wheatley
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:32 pm
    Real estate mogul Monte Anderson believes going green is good for Dallas. The mogul is known for his eco-friendly approach to solving commercial real estate problems. And so when he turned an aging Motor Inn into a trendy boutique hotel, he used goats to get rid of unwanted plants on the property. Image: Unsplash via pixabay.com “I remodel buildings. I don’t tear them down and if I do have to tear them down I repurpose everything, even the concrete,” said Anderson to Green Source DFW. “But my main objective is to keep everything out of the dump.” Going green benefits commercial real…
  • Dubai Real Estate Downward Trend ls Likely to be Reversible

    Allison Halliday
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:57 am
    According to an article in gulfnews.com, residential rents in Dubai dropped by an average of another 3% in June but analysts think this trend will soon be reversed. They are predicting rents will increase once the emirate starts working on real estate projects in preparation for the World Expo in 2020. It’s expected the downward trend will reverse as soon as projects required for the Expo are awarded for construction. This in turn will lead to an increase in population in Dubai. A recent real estate report showed that Dubai’s total housing stock has increased to nearly half a million,…
 
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    Showing Suite

  • So Much to Do, So Little Time – Why Top Producers use Productivity Tools

    Brianna Collier
    22 Jul 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Its already 9:15 and you’ve called 5 clients, set up 3 showings, checked MLS listings and local market info, contacted new leads, and explained for the 20th time why a sale is taking so long. We aren’t even going to talk about how many cups of coffee you’ve already had. With all these “to-do’s” and information swimming around in your head its hard to keep track of whether you have eaten today let alone how many important details are getting overlooked. This is right about the time that you see the top producers excel. How do they do it you ask? Effective…
  • Updated Showing Calendar Features

    Brianna Collier
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:32 am
    This round of updates is all about syncing. Your Showing Calendar can now sync with your native calendars. You’ll also notice several enhancements to the calendar inside your Showing Suite account.   The new features include: An “Add to My Calendar” option is now available to select after you schedule a showing. Once this button is selected, it will export your confirmed showings to any of the following calendar platforms: 1. Google Calendar 2. Apple iCal 3. Microsoft Outlook Now view all showings – including confirmed and unconfirmed showings – in your…
  • What They Don’t Tell You – Real Estate Market Trends

    Brianna Collier
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Everyone has an opinion about residential real estate market trends. Most predictions have merit, while some of them are just a shot in the dark. The focus tends to be on the volatility of housing prices, predictions on how long the mortgage lending rates will remain at record lows, and the influx of Millennial home buyers. All the while you are bombarded with across the board forecasts by economists and analysts predicting how the market will be affected in the coming years. Many real estate forecasts don’t always reflect both short term and long term market conditions. The focus is…
  • 4 Real Estate Career Mistakes You Can’t Afford

    Brianna Collier
    23 Jun 2015 | 9:30 am
    Would you say a lot of time, effort, and money has been put in moving your real estate career forward? You’ve (hopefully) learned some things that work and things that don’t – probably the hard way. Time to save you some not to fun lessons down the line. Time to put on the “I’m thinking 5-10 years down the line” glasses because if we don’t, the hard work you are doing now won’t matter then. What they didn’t tell you getting into this career was that there is a lot of working without any payoff. A client will come along that looks…
  • How to Get a Free Month of Showing Suite

    Brianna Collier
    10 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    It has arrived. The moment you’ve all been waiting for. The Showing Suite referral program.   Love Showing Suite? Love a free month even more? Current subscribers can refer friends, family, and colleagues to Showing Suite and get a free 30 days on their Showing Suite account for EACH referral that signs up.     What’s in it for your referrals? Free 60 day coupon off of Showing Suite.     How to get started: 1. Sign up for the referral program: If you are currently a Showing Suite subscriber you can sign up here: ShowingSuite.com. Click on the “Get a…
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    EMA Blog

  • Lender Tips for Attracting Younger Homeowners

    admin
    26 Jul 2015 | 11:42 pm
    There is no doubt that the millennial generation has a lot of interest in buying a home or potential purchase power, but this has not yet translated to tangible results in terms of mortgage loan application approval. Despite the fact that many millennials report wanting to own a home, they still have not made a splash in terms of making those purchases. The lack of this attention has led to public officials and government agencies, as well as lenders themselves, looking into possible avenues to reach younger home buyers. Many current lenders built their businesses up to this point by relying…
  • With TRID Implementation on Hold, Lenders Get Some Respite

    admin
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:23 am
    Those in the lending industry heaved a sigh of relief when the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced that TRID implementation would be put off by a couple of months. Lenders, who had been trying to digest what the changes would look like in their organizations, were preparing for change in August. With the quick ramp up, many lenders were already ready to meet the guidelines. The new rules were put into place to consolidate previous disclosure requirements.  Mortgage applications submitted on or after August 1st would have fallen under the umbrella of these new regulations, if the…
  • What the National Association of Realtor’s Report Tells Us?

    admin
    17 Jul 2015 | 5:41 am
    The most recent report from the National Association of Realtors has important data worth considering. According to their research, home sales across the country increased by 5.1 percent, indicating the highest level of sales since the end of 2009. Other news sources celebrated this report, stating that economic activity and the housing market were signs of overall improvement. It doesn’t appear that all the news is good, however, as all data should be reviewed carefully in context. The biggest reason for loosened lending restrictions had to do with data showing that first-time homebuyers…
  • Mortgage Lenders: Make Sure You Factor in Long Run Trends

    admin
    14 Jul 2015 | 6:36 am
    The housing industry is certainly subject to major changes based on the short term, but it is also in the best interest of lenders to be knowledgeable about long-term planning. Understanding long-term impacts of various factors can help lenders not only plan for the present but also for the future. Many experts in the industry find it valuable to look as far ahead as ten years in order to determine the path of their current actions. So, what changes are happening now that could lead to planning opportunities? According to research conducted by Fannie Mae, baby boomers and millennials will be…
  • Dodd-Frank Restrictions Put the Squeeze on Mortgage Lending

    admin
    13 Jul 2015 | 6:05 am
    It’s expected that already-reduced credit availability will only continue to dwindle under the impact of Dodd-Frank, according to recent reports from the American Bankers Association. Last year, 9 out of 10 mortgage loans were considered “qualified”. In this same survey, more than 80 percent of respondents also shared that current mortgage lending regulations would impact how much funding is available over the coming year. One out of every five respondents commented that the impact will be severe. Both qualified mortgage rules and ability-to-repay regulations have influenced the housing…
 
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    SBA 504 Loan Blog

  • Our loan volume is the largest it’s ever been

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

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

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

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

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

    ForSaleByOwner
    5 Jul 2015 | 11:41 am
    June was a big month for by owner sellers with a home selling on ForSaleByOwner as quickly as every 36 minutes. Nearly 4 million buyers visited our site and our most popular sellers were ready with well crafted descriptions and expertly placed photos. With existing home sales hitting a six-year high in May, mortgage rates remaining favorable for buyers and the strong traffic we saw in June, July is shaping up to be another big month in real estate. Take a few ideas from these popular independent sellers to draw more attention to your listing while the market’s still hot. 1. 67 Demarest…
  • ForSaleByOwner Social Media Sales Kit

    ForSaleByOwner
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:52 am
    Social media revolutionized the Internet and ushered in the age of Web 2.0. Home sellers can leverage the marketing potential of sites like Facebook and Twitter to help them with their sale. While knowing when to post and what content users find most engaging are essential tools in your social media sales kit, you’ll want to get creative to make your listing stand apart and reach more buyers. Building a Foundation You don’t need to be a social media guru to get your core community of friends and family to help build buzz about your home. Keep these essential tips at the forefront when you…
  • The Real Cost of Staging Your Home

    ForSaleByOwner
    24 Jun 2015 | 11:26 am
    As a home stager, the number one question I’m asked on a daily basis is, “How much will it cost to stage my home?” While every home is unique and the cost depends on how much it takes to get your home “show ready”, the truth is that you can’t afford not to stage your home. Getting a realistic estimate on home staging can be difficult, but it starts by evaluating the amount of work it will take to get your home prepped and ready for potential buyers to view the space. Is your home vacant? Then you’ll need to rent furniture and accessories. Is it outdated? Then…
  • 10 Tips to Stage for Maximum Curb Appeal

    ForSaleByOwner
    10 Jun 2015 | 1:20 pm
    What would you see if you stood in front of your home right now? Would the siding, landscaping and walkways be eye-catching or drab and dirty? Maximizing your curb appeal offers a great return on investment by making it easier to market your home and even adding thousands of dollars to your asking price. I recently took a walk through my neighborhood in Queens, New York and I couldn’t believe how many homes with for sale signs had overgrown grass, dead flower beds, crumbling stoops and missing shingles or siding. Buyers want to see that a seller has taken care of their home, so as daunting…
  • Most Popular Homes For Sale By Owner in May

    ForSaleByOwner
    2 Jun 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Interested buyers flocked to these five homes for sale by owner in May. What did these sellers do to get so much attention? One word: marketing. Many sellers worry that they won’t be able to market their home as well as an agent and so they choose to pay a professional. What they don’t realize is that they can take advantage of the agent’s secret weapon – the MLS – for hundreds of dollars instead of thousands and get the same exposure to buyers. These sellers made the most of a simple marketing planand put their homes on the MLS. 1. 39642 Primrose Court, Sauk…
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  • Minimalist Living Room Furniture Design

    Alessia Barbara
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:28 am
    Minimalist living room furniture designs should be considered carefully because it will affect how it looks and will effect conferring on neatness in the room. Minimalist House must have a simple concept not only for the exterior and interior design but also on furniture. This furniture will be a functional object so you have to think about the placement of the furniture in the House, minimalist you this for what it is. But beyond that, the look of the furniture will be the requirement that you have to fill that will certainly effect conferring on the design of the furniture itself…
  • Your own history regarding wedding ring as well as Precious Stones

    Alessia Barbara
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:17 am
    The USE regarding rings like a symbol of an union regarding two human beings throughout marriage continues to be turned on considering that the 3rd century throughout Rome in addition to 6th century in England. However, in The item time, your own wedding ring will be not a good ring just like this. from The item time, your current bride cincin kawin can be issued your current keys are usually intended regarding brass, iron or even bronze will also be kuncu a jewelry box or houses that\'ll be occupied because of the couple soon after marriage. Over time, your WORK WITH associated with keys to…
  • History of the Origins of the founding of Relief Borobudur

    Alessia Barbara
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:08 am
      Borobudur is the largest Buddhist temple in the world. This temple is one of the wonders of the world which is one of the icons of the pride of Indonesia. Borodudur temple is located in the district of Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. The location is 100 km to the southwest of Semarang, 86 km to the west of Surakarta, and 40 km northwest of Yogyakarta. In the year 950 AD, cold lava from volcanic eruptions devastating able to bury up to 1814. Borobudur temple Borobudur temple was found in the British colonial period in Indonesia by Governor General Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles. He…
  • Tag Heuer Limited Edition Monaco Gulf Review

    Alessia Barbara
    21 Jul 2015 | 5:59 pm
    Started about 4 years ago when for the first time I saw jam tangan tag heuer in a leading watch shop in Jakarta and instantly fell in love. TAG HEUER Limited Edition Monaco Gulf. At that moment I wished that this clock one day I should have. At that time I was surprised when the store clerk mentioned a figure close to 50 million hours for the price of only 4,000 pieces made anywhere in the world, and ... no discount! Previously I also had a Steve Mc Queen classic Monaco blue which is the icon of Monaco and also Steve Mc Queen is wearing in the movie 'Le Mans'. Both Monaco has the same…
  • GRAND SEIKO SBGA 003 Spring Drive Review

    Alessia Barbara
    21 Jul 2015 | 5:54 pm
    Grand Seiko is a type that is positioned as the 'highest caste' in the line of Seiko products (excluding 'Credor' is not mancantumkan name 'Seiko'). Seiko is so proud of this type to maintain exclusivity until the beginning they only sell GS only in Japan alone. So that the lovers of this product must be purchased from Japan directly or ask for help Seiya and Higuchi can sell GS via online. Because of the enthusiasm of the GS's International higher, Seiko management finally decided to open themselves to sell out Japan's GS. I'm a big fan of Seiko greatly admired and also wants GS as one of my…
 
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  • New Apps Featuring PropertyFuse, Canva & More

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

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

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

    Chris Clark
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:52 am
    I have a Gmail account but I rarely use it for anything other than testing. But I have to say, there are so many good free and low-cost add-ons that it makes me, a longtime desktop Outlook user, very jealous.  Organizational tools,  ticklers, self-destructing emails… And being a cloud based service means it’s so much […] Source: CREOutsider
  • Bitcoin, Blockchains & Smart Contracts – A Short & Maybe Scary Guide

    Chris Clark
    17 Jun 2015 | 5:49 am
    I’ve seen a lot of articles, listened to “the kids” talk about it – and I’ve been trying my best to ignore Bitcoin. But after reading that RE/Max was partnering with GoCoin for rent payments, NASDAQ was testing out the platform and Overstock.com’s blockchain bond issue (and acceptance of Bitcoins), I figured it was about […] Source: CREOutsider
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    Underwritings Blog

  • Current Mortgage Rates for Tuesday, July 28, 2015

    Michael Kraus
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:31 am
    After rallying yesterday, bonds began the day by selling off.  The market has since come back a little bit, but mortgage backed securities are still a little in the red, and mortgage rates are just a little bit worse than they were yesterday.  Monday’s rally had a lot to do with a huge sell-off in Chinese equities prompting a flight to quality.  Although the Chinese sell-off continued overnight, we also got some better than anticipated economic data out of Europe which mitigated the impact of what’s going on in China.  Although mortgage rates have been volatile on a day-to-day…
  • 8 Home Improvements to Consider Before You Move In

    Carter Wessman
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:29 am
    You finally did it—you purchased a home. But being a resale, it wasn’t custom built for you, so it’s possible you’ll need to undertake several home improvements before you can truly call it your own.   1. Repair/paint walls With a resale, there’s a good chance you’re not going to like the color of the wall or the wallpaper in at least one room. Rather than moving furniture out of the room, you can save yourself the effort and take care of the repairs/painting before any furniture goes in. 2. Child/pet proofing If you have kids or pets, or both, then you have a little more…
  • Why Are Rents Rising?

    Steve Cook
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:31 am
    Rents, like most housing costs, are simply a function of supply and demand. When supply of apartments and rental homes is high and demand is weak, rents fall. Conversely, when supply is tight and demand is strong, rents rise. At the local level, rents and housing values tend to rise in tandem.  A hot housing market is usually the sign of a local economic boom, with new jobs created and more families moving to town to fill them. Demand also encourages investors and developers to build more capacity. What does that mean in practice? Right now, we’re in the final years of one of the greatest…
  • Current Mortgage Rates for Monday, July 27, 2015

    Michael Kraus
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:45 am
    Last week was slow.  Particularly if you are trying to write a daily blog about mortgage rates.  Generally speaking, bonds ground sideways last week. According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell from 4.09% to 4.04%.  Since the week of June 11, the average rate has been between 4.00-4.09%.  Rates have effectively leveled off after rising about 40 basis points between mid-April and the beginning of June. This morning Treasuries are rallying, and MBS are rallying along with them.  The primary driver for this seems to…
  • Mortgage Rates Roundup for Saturday, July 25, 2015

    Carter Wessman
    25 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    The recent chaos in the global marketplace has stabilized (for now), causing mortgage rates to dip down slightly this week. Labor Market: The Labor Department reported on Thursday that (after a seasonal adjustment) 255,000 jobless claims were filed for the week ending July 18, which is the lowest level since November 1973. While it can be difficult for the Labor Department to accurately adjust its numbers, various reports do seem to show an active downward trend in unemployment. Housing Market: New data from the U.S. Census Bureau revealed positive housing market data this week, as housing…
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    Atlanta Real Estate Forum

  • All About Real Estate: Cyan on Peachtree

    Cherron Garrett
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:08 am
    This week on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio’s All About Real Estate show, Danielle Earwood, community director at Cyan on Peachtree, joined our hosts Todd Schnick, Carol Morgan and Bryan Nonni in-studio. Cyan on Peachtree is an upscale luxury apartment and penthouse community located on Peachtree Road in midtown Atlanta. Offering residents luxury, excitement, comfort and [...]
  • StoryCorps Featured on Around Atlanta

    Cherron Garrett
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    On this week’s Around Atlanta edition of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio, Daniel Horowitz Garcia, regional manager for StoryCorps, and Diana Guyton, facilitator for StoryCorps, joined our hosts Todd Schnick and Bryan Nonni in-studio. StoryCorps was founded in 2003 by radio documentarian Dave Isay. Since its inception, StoryCorps has archived more than 50,000 interviews with more [...]
  • Kerley Family Homes Offers Buyer Incentive as Deal of the Week

    Cherron Garrett
    22 Jul 2015 | 12:26 pm
    This week’s Deal of the Week on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio is being offered by Kerley Family Homes. Buyers purchasing a home in any one of the builder’s communities will have 100 percent of their closing costs paid when they use a builder-preferred lender. Kerley Family Homes specializes in a blend of traditional and Craftsman-style [...]
  • All About Real Estate: Heron Bay Golf and Country Club

    Cherron Garrett
    17 Jul 2015 | 1:04 pm
    On this All About Real Estate edition of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio, we hear about the master-planned community of Heron Bay Golf and Country Club from Judith Smith, the sales manager for the community. Heron Bay is a premier resort-style home community strategically located just south of Atlanta in Locust Grove. Its placement in a [...]
  • The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History

    Cherron Garrett
    16 Jul 2015 | 2:07 pm
    This week, the Around Atlanta edition of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio is taking it to the rails with Richard Banz, executive director of The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History. The Southern Museum of Locomotive and Civil War History has been located in downtown Kennesaw since 1972 and is now a Smithsonian Affiliate. [...]
 
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    My Moving Reviews

  • Top 10 Packing Delusions When Moving

    Joshua Green
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:19 am
    Any attempts to deny that you have false beliefs when packing for a move could be a warning sign that you might be suffering from packing delusions, ready to sabotage the success of your huge house packing project. Moving across the country to another home involves a great number of jobs to complete all the way until Moving day arrives and starts banging on the door. Of all the hectic pre-move preparations, one moving task in particular will most likely put anyone’s patience, resilience and resourcefulness to the test like never before. * P-A-C-K-I-N-G * Its name alone is enough to send…
  • Top 5 Problems That May Ruin Your Moving Day

    Jessica Ryan
    21 Jul 2015 | 6:07 am
    So, you have spent several months in hectic preparations and careful planning to make sure that your move is perfectly organized: What can you do to avoid chaos on Moving day? Read on to find your way out of the labyrinth of moving day problems. # You have researched your future city well and have chosen a good neighborhood and an appropriate new home for your family; # You have created a moving calendar and have timely addressed each of the numerous relocation tasks in it; # You have set a reliable moving budget and have taken advantage of any applicable ways to cut down your moving costs; #…
  • To Pack Or Not To Pack: Self-Packing Vs. Full Packing Services

    Jessica Ryan
    16 Jul 2015 | 6:21 am
    To be or not to be the packer of your own household items? When you decide that the right time has come for you to move to a new place in order to move on with your life, you must have weighed all the pros and cons of leaving your familiar surroundings and diving headfirst into the unknown. You have your reasons for moving house, you have your plans and dreams for starting your life afresh in pursuit of happiness and a brighter future and you have the will to overcome any eventual obstacles that may block your chosen path. The question that bothers you is not “To move or not to move?” but…
  • 8 Safety Tips To Avoid Injuries When Moving

    Joshua Green
    14 Jul 2015 | 8:21 am
    Use the unrivaled power of your innate common sense to keep moving injuries away from your doorstep. Everybody knows that moving is stressful and expensive but few home movers ever realize that the real danger of a residential move hides in its painful unpredictability – painful not only figuratively but literally too. Dare to turn your back on moving safety and you, while moving from Point A (your current home) to Point B (your new home), might find yourself paying an unexpected emergency visit to Midpoint H (the nearest hospital). Achingly enough, moving injuries tend to happen in…
  • Essential Places To Locate When You Move To A New City

    Jessica Ryan
    9 Jul 2015 | 5:43 am
    Your home is your fortress but the sooner you venture out to explore your new surroundings, the sooner you will defeat the pangs of post-relocation depression. Whether it is an epic quest in search of a lost artifact, a treasure hunt in dangerous waters, an exploratory expedition into wild lands or a spacecraft mission, all captivating stories and all exciting adventures have one basic element in common – the protagonists rely on a map for guidance and quick orientation. To easily navigate your way through any new territory and successfully locate whatever it is that you are looking for,…
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    Isle Of Man Property For Sale

  • Niarbyl - Refreshments For Sale

    Simon Costain
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:30 am
    Approx 1900 - Posted By Ian Lord on Facebookhttp://www.holiday-island.co.uk/2012/02/isle-of-man.htmlhttps://plus.google.com/113761086245153233413?rel=author
  • Niarbyl Beauty Spot Between The Wars

    Simon Costain
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:50 am
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  • Dalby Village

    Simon Costain
    8 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
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  • Isle of Man Property Sales

    Simon Costain
    4 Dec 2014 | 3:11 am
    Suzie Man Wai Yau, of 75 King Edward Road, Onchan, bought 19 Turnberry Avenue, Onchan, for £395,000. via Isle of Man Today - Property Lettings Feed http://ift.tt/1yU8kmL
  • Isle of Man Property Sales

    Simon Costain
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:25 am
    Martin John Rissbrook, of Riversdale, Jurby Road, Ramsey, bought 1 and 2 Riversdale Cottages, Ramsey to St Judes High Road, Lezayre for £360,000. via Isle of Man Today - Property Lettings Feed http://ift.tt/1FvnVJH
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    Frederick Real Estate Online

  • Lake Linganore Real Estate Market Report – Summer 2015

    Karen Highland
    24 Jul 2015 | 5:25 am
    Lake Linganore Neighborhood Summer 2015 Frederick Neighborhood Report: Lake Linganore Lake Linganore at Eaglehead is a lake community in southern Frederick County that offers a beautifully natural setting. The 14 villages at Lake Linganore surround the largest private lake in Maryland, with 3 smaller lakes and amenities like 3 swimming pools, golf course, playgrounds, and nature trails, and more. The Villages of Lake Linganore at Eaglehead Area Information: Lake Linganore Location: • East: Ben’s Branch of the Linganore Creek and Boyer’s Mill Road • West: Eaglehead Road…
  • Ballenger Creek Real Estate Market Report – Summer 2015

    Karen Highland
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Ballenger Creek Neighborhood Real Estate Market Report – 2015 Frederick Neighborhood Report: Ballenger Creek – Summer 2015 Ballenger Creek is a community with several neighborhoods in the city of Frederick, that offer a superb location for the many Frederick residents who travel south for employment. Ballenger Creek neighborhoods are convenient to major travel routes, shopping, and all the amenities of Frederick. Several neighborhoods of single-family homes, townhouses, and condominiums include: Farmbrook Kingsbrook Ballenger Creek Center Ballenger Crossing Wellington Trace…
  • Worman’s Mill Neighborhood Market Report – Summer 2015

    Karen Highland
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:05 am
    Worman’s Mill Neighborhood Real Estate Frederick Md Neighborhood Report: Worman’s Mill Summer 2015 Worman’s Mill is a planned community in north Frederick, built by Wormald Builders. The neighborhood has single-family homes, towns, villas and condominiums, and has well-manicured hardscapes and parks throughout. Wormald is known for detailed, quality building. There is a nature conservancy bordering the neighborhood along the Tuscarora Creek and the Monocacy River, that offers beautiful views and common ground. Worman’s Mill has a clubhouse, pool, tennis courts…
  • 3 Home Improvements Sellers Should Avoid

    Karen Highland
    21 Jul 2015 | 5:15 am
    Savvy home sellers are aware that they need to present their home in it’s absolutely best condition to get the top dollar, in any real estate market, no just a buyer’s market. The question of which improvements to tackle first is asked very often. Kitchens and Baths. That’s what we answer because they are what often sells a home. A typical buyer will go for the home with an updated kitchen and updated bathrooms, because those rooms are more expensive to renovate. But, when making improvements, a home owner can go overboard. There are improvements that cost a lot of money but…
  • Baker Park Real Estate Report – Summer 2015

    Karen Highland
    18 Jul 2015 | 5:10 am
    Baker Park Neighborhood Market Report provided by the Highland Group – Turning Point Real Estate Frederick Md Neighborhood: Baker Park Baker Park is an established neighborhood in the center of Frederick that offers stately homes surrounding the 35 acre linear park. You’ll find many Victorian homes built in the first half of the 1900’s, some Colonials and Arts & Crafts homes also. Most of the homes were built on larger city lots, with lovely tree-lined streets. Baker Park, Frederick Md Area Information: Baker Park Boundaries: Baker Park Neighborhoods surround the…
 
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  • Sky High Industrial Absorption

    Jonas222
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:24 am
    With the industrial sector booming in myriad markets across the country, the national absorption rate is, in a word, impressive. So impressive in fact that researchers from Colliers International say that we can expect even more activity, and most likely higher asking rents. read more
  • CRE Is Popular Alt Investment Choice

    Jonas222
    17 Jul 2015 | 7:10 am
    As if you needed definitive proof of the popularity of commercial real estate investments, look no further than the Global Alternatives Survey 2015 from Towers Watson and Financial Times.  According to the results, real estate managers hold 33 percent of all alternative assets, to the tune of $1 trillion. read more
  • Rents and Paychecks: Are They a Match?

    Jonas222
    14 Jul 2015 | 7:29 am
    As we continue to hear how well the apartment industry is faring, and how rental growth is rising in most markets across the nation, the question about affordability is now more important than ever. Can millennials, the largest renter cohort, continue to afford to rent in the near future?   read more
  • Snapshot of Apartment Rent Growth

    Jonas222
    10 Jul 2015 | 11:57 am
    Apartments in the United States are on a four-year high, according to this report, hitting a 5 percent effective rent growth.  For May, rental rates jumped 6.5 percent, according to the MPF Research report, “U.S. read more
  • Condos are Back in Business

    Jonas222
    6 Jul 2015 | 10:50 am
    Rent or buy? That’s the question on many people’s minds, particularly in light of reports from CoStar and mainstream media that outline the myriad variables to consider when deciding on residency or home ownership. read more
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    James Campbell

  • Whitley Heights

    admin
    26 Jul 2015 | 6:17 pm
    GAllery   Whitley Heights Zip Codes: 90068 Location Whitley Heights is bordered by Hollywood to the south, Hollywood Dell to the East, Hollywood Heights to the West, and the Cahuenga Pass to the north. Whitley Heights has easy access to the 101 freeway which is great for regular commuters who travel between Studio City/the Valley, and Hollywood/the Westside, or for going Downtown. Whitley Height residents can take advantage of its close proximity to Hollywood Boulevard,…
  • Wood Burning Fireplace

    James Colin Campbell
    28 Apr 2015 | 8:18 pm
    Near the turn of the century fireplaces were a household necessity for keeping warm and cooking. Nowadays fireplaces are for aesthetics. There is a tradition and mystic that surrounds wood burning fireplaces that make them a cherished amenity for traditional homeowners. If you have ever experienced a wood burning fireplace growing up you are familiar with the hallmark crackle of drywood catching flame. This familiar sound can bring back nostalgia of fond memories, and demarcate…
  • 969 Hilgard Avenue | Park Westwood Tower

    James Colin Campbell
    9 Apr 2015 | 11:51 am
      Address: Park Westwood Tower 969 Hilgard Ave Los Angeles CA 90024 Summary Park Westwood Tower is a 14 story High Rise condominium built in 1961 that is 135 units. Park Westwood Tower is across the street from UCLA and walking distance to Westwood Village. Condos on the upper floors have great views! The building is full service so expect everything you would get on the Wilshire Corridor in a UCLA adjacent location. Neighborhood Park…
  • Club California

    James Colin Campbell
    13 Feb 2015 | 5:31 pm
    Address: Club California 10982 Roebling Ave Los Angeles CA 90024 Summary: Club California is a low rise  courtyard style condo building located in Westwood walking distance to UCLA. There are 212 condos in Club California which are 80% 1 bedrooms. California Club is one of two large condo complexes in the UCLA area, the other is the highrise 969 Hilgard. What makes Club California different from other 5-10 unit condo’s in the area is it’s many…
  • Celebrity Realtor Josh Flagg lists his own house

    James Colin Campbell
    12 Feb 2015 | 1:13 am
    Today in my neighborhood celebrity Realtor from Million Dollar listing Joshua Flagg listed his own West Hollywood technically Hollywood Hills technically, “Cottage” for $2M. Selling Points? -Totally Remodeled -Pool -Super Convenient, 1 minute from Sunset and single level -Hollywood Hills Location -Good Floorplan -No Steep Hillside   Weaknesses? Small No View So/So Pool Tiny Garage   Who is he up against?   http://www.estately.com/listings/info/1558-sunset-plaza-drive At 2.5M this is starting to break into another price point, its…
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    Karri Flatla

  • Selling Your House in Lethbridge? Beware: Nose Blindness is a Thing

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

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

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

    Karri Flatla
    4 Jun 2015 | 2:57 pm
    City of Lethbridge – Single Family Homes May 2015: Sales to active listings ratio: 25% (150/598) For same month last year: 26% (165/629) Average sale price: $311,361 For same month last year: $294,017 Average Cumulative Days on Market: 74 For same month last year: 78 PENDING sales as of this post date: 54 May 2015, Year-to-Date: Total number of sales: 537 For same […]
  • Lethbridge Real Estate Market Update: April 2015

    Karri Flatla
    11 May 2015 | 1:50 pm
    City of Lethbridge – Single Family Homes April 2015: Sales to active listings ratio: 19% (113/600) For same month last year: 19% (116/605) Average sale price: $304,550 For same month last year: $296,720 Average Cumulative Days on Market: 102 For same month last year: 104 PENDING sales as of this post date: 51 April 2015, Year-to-Date: Total number of sales: 388 For same […]
 
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  • How to Bounce Back After a Lull in Home Sales

    Candace Green
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:05 am
    Today I’m sharing a blog written by Jennifer Riner for Inman.  Jennifer’s topic is one that all REALTORS can relate to, and I think you’ll really enjoy her tips for how to bounce back after a slow time in real estate. Jennifer writes: In real estate, business tends to fluctuate depending on demand. You might experience months with little to no new business knocking at your door. This is not abnormal, especially in a career where success is highly dependent on the local economy and, sometimes, the weather.… Read the rest
  • Digging Deeper: Understanding Your Real Estate Prospects

    Bruce Keith
    23 Jul 2015 | 6:42 am
    Here are two customer scenarios that come up periodically. The series of questions that follows will help you “get to the bottom of things”. The first one is all about identifying your Prospect’s true motivation, the  second one deals with “which agent to choose?”… Scenario #1. Understanding Real Estate Prospect’s Motivation Ever run into that situation when your prospect (buyer or seller) doesn’t reveal their true motivation easily? Sometimes they are vague, sometimes they’re unclear, and sometimes it appears that they’re not even sure how motivated…
  • [INFOGRAPHIC] Experts Share the Worst Real Estate Marketing Mistakes You Should Avoid

    Candace Green
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:50 am
    Everyone makes mistakes. No one can be perfect all the time. You probably already know that if you’re really trying, you’re bound to mess up. And at some point, failure is inevitable. Does that mean you shouldn’t try to avoid making a mistake? No. And with advice from some of the industry’s most knowledgeable real estate professionals, you can do just that We reached out to some of the most influential real estate professionals in the industry to see what advice they had for others.… Read the rest
  • 4 Foolproof Tips for Building Your Sphere of Influence

    Candace Green
    16 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    How much of your real estate business comes from referrals? If you’re anything like the many REALTORS® I speak with, it could be 60-80% of your business.  That’s a massive amount of your livelihood coming from one source! While I happily sing the praises of prospecting phone calls and social media marketing, it can’t be denied that real estate is a business built on relationships, and your strongest relationships, or your Sphere of Influence (SOI), are your most reliable referral source.… Read the rest
  • 3 Reasons Why Email Marketing is Essential for Realtors

    Carrie Gable
    13 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Real estate professionals can feel pressured to out-spend one another when it comes to digital marketing. Fortunately, the best bang for your buck is an easy-to-use CRM like IXACT Contact. A recent article by EContent illustrated 3 key reasons why email remains the go-to solution for digital marketing. We’re going to share those reasons, along with some marketing tactics to help boost your conversion! Jonathan Treiber, CEO and co-founder of RevTrax calls email “an incredibly viable channel for marketers.” Here are his 3 reasons why: Email is the least expensive communication channel…
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    Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088

  • Things to Leave Behind When Moving

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

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

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

    Anita Clark Realtor
    12 Jul 2015 | 12:11 pm
    What are Kathleen GA Homes Worth in June 2015 Consumers in middle Georgia want to know “What are Kathleen GA Homes Worth in June 2015“. That is understandable, especially if you are looking to purchase or sell a property in this community. With only 5 months worth of inventory in this sellers market, more inventory […] The post What are Kathleen GA Homes Worth in June 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • What are Centerville GA Homes Worth in June 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    12 Jul 2015 | 10:34 am
    What are Centerville GA Homes Worth in June 2015 Middle Georgia consumers have been asking “What are Centerville GA Homes Worth in June 2015″. Fortunately, they will get the answer to that question and several others in this Centerville Georgia real estate report. Sales started to climb again as both buyers and investors found homes to […] The post What are Centerville GA Homes Worth in June 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
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    Real Estate Valuation | IRR on Real Estate blog

  • Making headlines: Integra Realty Resources’ second quarter news

    Ray Cirz
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:57 am
    2015 has been a busy year for us here at Integra Realty Resources (IRR) and the second quarter was no exception. Our senior managing directors from across the country made a splash in their local real estate markets, presenting their expertise at several industry panels and responding to a plethora of requests from regional and national media looking for the latest and greatest in CRE. For the second year in a row, I was fortunate …
  • A Petroleum Pipeline on MY Property? – An Appraiser Can Help

    Douglas Sloan
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:44 am
    New pipeline easements are being acquired all over Ohio. Why? The simple answer is supply and demand. There are geopolitical and economic forces that have created increased demand for new energy sources. As the global population continues to expand and as the economies of the third world, and in particular China continues to develop, global energy demand increases. According to the International Energy Agency, energy demand is projected to increase by 60% in the next …
  • Baby boomers are vying with millennials for rental properties, and LA’s hungry for apartments

    Ray Cirz
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:32 am
    Here are the news stories you might have missed this week: The New York Times: Developers hope to change the face of transit hub in Jamaica, Queens Jamaica, Queens is a neighborhood in transition. This transit hub — home to an AirTrain connection from JFK to Manhattan, subway stops, bus lines, and an LIRR exchange — has long been marred by poverty and blight, but developers see Jamaica as a New York neighborhood that can …
  • Crowdfunding: Boom or Blip? – A Guest Post from Llenrock Group

    Ray Cirz
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:50 am
    This post from Eric Hawthorn is part of our Llenrock Group guest post series and originally appeared on the Llenrock Group blog. Back in May, I published a completely subjective ranking of the “Top 10 Disruptive Forces in U.S. Commercial Real Estate.” These disruptors included such usual suspects as energy sector vagaries and the growth of the tech sector, but also included one or two items that are relatively recent to such rankings. Most notably, …
  • Retailers get particular, and New York City skyscrapers reach new heights

    Ray Cirz
    17 Jul 2015 | 8:19 am
    Here are the news stories you might have missed this week: Crain’s New York Business: How tall can NYC’s skyscrapers go? You won’t believe the answer When will a 1,400-foot-tall building look small? When it’s across the street from a building that stands over 2,000 feet. Advances in building technology and construction techniques might soon allow for New York City skyscrapers to vault 2,000 feet into the sky. Building developers will employ new dampening mechanisms, …
 
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    The Oatley Team

  • Home of the Week: 6207 Perrin Dr.

    Laura
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:55 pm
    The Oatley Team Our Home of the week at 6207 Perrin Dr. in Crestwood is a spectacular Custom Built home with almost an acre lot. This home also has an amazing addition! The owner added space above the covered patio (with tongue and groove wood ceiling, fan, and lighting) that has its own kitchen, living area, bedroom, full […] Laura
  • Home of the Week: 18805 Weatherford Circle

    Laura
    20 Jul 2015 | 3:09 pm
    The Oatley Team 18805 Weatherford Circle is our stunning home of the week. This former Homerama home was custom built by one of Louisville’s premier builders. There are so many nice features. Let’s start with the first floor. You will finda large eat in kitchen with Caesarstone counter tops, stainless steel appliances including a dual oven and warming […] Laura
  • Home of the Week: 7506 Warrenton Hill Court

    Laura
    14 Jul 2015 | 2:57 pm
    The Oatley Team 7506 Warrenton Hill Court is our Home of the Week! You will find a beautiful four bedroom , 2 full/2 half bath. Plus, there is a finished walkout on a private cul-de-sac. This wonderful home features lots of nice updates including a newer roof, new carpet on second level, new paint (trim, ceilings & walls), […] Laura
  • Home of the Week: 4713 Grand Dell Dr.

    Laura
    7 Jul 2015 | 12:42 pm
    The Oatley Team 4713 Grand Dell Dr. is a stunning four bedroom, 3.5 bath all brick with a finished walkout. If you are looking for privacy you need to look no further. This sits on a private treed 1.25 acre lot and has a three car garage! So many nice updates including new roof, windows, and remodels! It […] Laura
  • Home of the Week: 517 Nickleby Way

    Laura
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:32 pm
    The Oatley Team Our Home of the Week: 517 Nickleby Way- four bedrooms, four bath home is located in the desirable Copperfield Neighborhood. You will find plenty of space to park cars in the three car garage! The home has a large lot with IRRiGATION system. You will also find beautiful hardwood flooring, 3-Zone HVAC System, PELLA windows, […] Laura
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    Agent Avenue

  • IDX Broker Adds 21 New MLS Data Feeds to Expanding Coverage

    Agent Avenue
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:23 pm
    IDX Broker is the best IDX for your Real Estate website and the one service that we recommend and use for all Realtor WordPress websites! Click here to join IDX Broker and have your fees waived. Check out the announcement below for the coverage they just added!   Expanding IDX/MLS Data Coverage We’re always expanding our MLS coverage to include more feeds. In fact, we just added 20 new feeds to our international IDX coverage. We have MLS feeds in Mexico, Canada, the United States, the Bahamas, and Jamaica. We want every real estate agent, team, or office to have the property listings…
  • Deal Alert: WiseStamp for $25 for life

    Agent Avenue
    18 Feb 2015 | 3:44 pm
    Having a great email signature can be one simple change to dramatically improve your emails and Real Estate branding. Go Straight to the deal! How many emails did you send last week? Probably more than you realize. I sent 107 myself. Do you know you’re missing out on a ton of opportunities with your emails? You may be surprised but one of the most important parts of your email is … your email signature. You can always go the route of hiring someone to make custom email signature image for your Real Estate business but its a fixed image and things change quickly. We highly…
  • Deal Alert: Microsoft Is Giving Away 100GB Of OneDrive For 2 Years

    Agent Avenue
    11 Feb 2015 | 10:18 am
    Microsoft wants you to use OneDrive instead of some other cloud storage solution. (like DropBox, which we love) It also wants you to take part in the Bing Rewards program. So here’s an idea, how about giving people 100GB of free OneDrive storage for two years when they sign up for Bing Rewards? That’s exactly what the tech giant has decided to do. Until February 28th, you can get 100GB of OneDrive for free just by becoming a Bing Rewards member. To do so, login to your Microsoft account and go to your Bing Rewards dashboard. You should see a page that says Not a Bing Rewards…
  • Editing Video in Chrome – 3 different ways

    Agent Avenue
    10 Feb 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Editing Video in Chrome Editing Video in Chrome: Video editing has always been a bare. How to you edit your featured tours, slideshows and real estate videos to help promote your website and listings? Thankfully the wonderful site, MakeUseOf.com provides a great how to for editing video in Chrome! The browser we recommend, know and love. Now real estate agents can edit their video without the need of hiring someone or buying expensive software. Editing Video in Chrome See the full post here The Internet allows anyone to make art these days. And with smartphone video technology making everyone…
  • Crafting a quality Google+ post

    Agent Avenue
    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…
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    PropertyCluster.com Blog

  • Renovations That Can Lower the Real Estate Value of Your House

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

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

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

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

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

  • Live life like a Duke on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah

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

    Holly Woolston
    10 Jul 2015 | 12:48 am
    Sparkle Towers in Dubai Marina offer high-end living with exclusive and stunning surroundings and quality facilities. With Dubai being one of the most glamorous cities in the world, it’s no surprise that the accommodation reflects that chic glamour! Sparkle Towers in Dubai Marina is a stunning new complex, set to revolutionize luxury living in the city. They believe it is all about the lifestyle you live, and your life should be glamorous all the time. At Sparkle Towers, residents can live, eat, shop and unwind in chic surroundings, with a handcrafted experience only in Dubai. With…
  • Living Legends – a community to redefine life in Dubai

    Holly Woolston
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Dubailand project, Living Legends, is set to house over 500 villas, apartments, school, shops and local amenities. Situated on the outskirts of the city, Dubailand is a part of the Emirate which is accessible to all major parts of Dubai, while still offering more space more your money. Although building did cease in Dubailand following the 2007-2008 crash, construction started soon after, with some of the city’s most well known areas now falling under the Dubailand neighbourhood. Dubai Sports City, Al Barari, Motor City, Remraam community and The Villa are popular communities for families…
  • Luxury in Dubai is getting more affordable with MAG5

    Holly Woolston
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:54 am
    Property developers MAG release their new, cheaper accommodation options near Dubai World Central Dubai property developers, MAG has announced their plans to build affordable accommodation near the newly opened Dubai World Central airport. Close to where the main Expo2020 venues will be, this will offer residents a fantastic location, while still remaining cheaper prices, as it is a little further out from the city than most communities. Studios will start at AED449,000, which is a lot lower than studios in the likes of nearby Dubai Marina or JLT. The housing is also set to bring low rents to…
  • Life on Palm Jumeirah – Anantara Residences Palm Jumeirah

    Holly Woolston
    16 Jun 2015 | 4:49 am
    Anantara Residences on Palm Jumeirah offer high end living to Dubai residnets. Palm Jumeirah is one of the most sought after locations in Dubai with apartments and villas reaching high prices. Although you can find a good deal, with the properties having great locations and good living spaces, the Palm is known for its high quality, high price and world recognized luxury. Only on the Palm can you live on an artificially made island, next door to the Atlantis Hotel, but still within 10 minutes of the rest of Dubai. Residences within hotels are great living options for busy businessmen or…
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    Philadelphia Real Estate Blog

  • Phabulous Philly Home of the Week: 1226-8 Leopard St. #A

    25 Jul 2015 | 6:27 am
    A unique condo in a fantastic location!  This modern, unit in Fishtown includes features that you'll adore, including bamboo hardwood flooring, pocket doors, 11' high ceilings, tons of built ­in storage, security system with door buzzer, and exterior/street security cameras.    This lovely home is green certified and has all the amenities. With an Energy Star kitchen, structural insulated panel system walls and geothermal HVAC system, you will be reaping the savings in no time!  Take advantage of this beautiful full bathroom, which includes tile flooring, large vanity and a tiled deep…
  • Lombard homes redefine luxury in Fitler Square

    25 Jul 2015 | 2:29 am
    Work has begun on a rare residential opportunity: three large contemporary townhomes that will set a new standard for luxury living in the Fitler Square neighborhood. The homes at 2143-47 Lombard Street at once harmonize with the neighborhood’s red-brick ambience and push the envelope with distinctive modern design and unparalleled amenities. Each of these 4,800-square-foot, elevator-equipped homes offers a dramatic split-level main living space, four bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, a home office/den, a finished basement with media room and a full-floor roof deck with great views of…
  • Why appraisals go wrong, II: The appraiser doesn't know the territory

    20 Jul 2015 | 4:36 am
    If your appraiser hasn't worked in Society Hill, he or she may not know which homes in the neighborhood are comparable in condition to yours. The result may be a lowball appraisal. If that's the case, you may be able to get a reappraisal. In our last installment, we explained the most valuable reason why the appraiser your lender hires comes back with a  value that's less than you plan to pay for your new home, which is that the home really isn't worth what the seller says it is because of unresolved problems with the property. There are some other reasons an appraisal comes in below the…
  • Restaurant rap: 3 great sandwiches at the Reading Terminal Market

    16 Jul 2015 | 5:34 am
    Good cooks come to the Reading Terminal Market to get the best in fresh and local produce, meats, seafood and more. Everyone else comes to chow down on some of the best fare in Philly, including the best sandwich in America. (Photo by J. Smith for Visit Philadelphia) After the Liberty Bell, the Reading Terminal Market is the top visitor attraction in Philly. That's right, visitor attraction: the 122-year-old food emporium welcomes hundreds of thousands of out-of-towners through its doors each year. Unlike us locals, most of them are there to get something to eat now, not to pick up…
  • Why appraisals go wrong, I: You're about to pay too much for your home

    15 Jul 2015 | 5:21 am
    Do the numbers add up to the right value for the home you're buying? Your lender will ask an appraiser to let you know. If they don't, your next step depends on why they don't. So you have sterling (or at least good enough) credit, your debts are manageable, and you've identified a lovely home that you can afford on your income.  You should be all set to close on the purchase once your mortgage is approved, right? Not so fast. There's one more obstacle that can be thrown in your path as you make your way to a new home: an appraisal that says it's worth less than you're about to pay for it.
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    The Truth About Mortgage.com

  • Redfin: Housing Demand Slowing Due to Buyer Fatigue

    Colin Robertson
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:56 pm
    Every year, housing demand picks up during the traditional spring buying season and eventually begins to fade as summer takes hold and kids make their way back to school. But this year’s seasonal slowdown is even more pronounced due to what Redfin refers to as “buyer fatigue.” So why are prospective home buyers tired? Well, [&hellip
  • What’s Your Outlook on the Real Estate Market?

    Colin Robertson
    23 Jul 2015 | 1:10 pm
    So here’s a true story. Yesterday, a good friend of mine asked the following question via text message: “What’s your outlook on the real estate market…we are looking to buy a place soon.” That’s the exact message he sent over last night; there weren’t any emoticons by the way, sadly. I saw the message but [&hellip
  • You Can Get Interest-Only Mortgages from Mortgage Brokers Again

    Colin Robertson
    21 Jul 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Party like it’s 2006! Mortgage brokers are now able to peddle interest-only mortgages to qualified borrowers nationwide. Oh wait, that last part about being qualified isn’t really reminiscent of 2006, but I’ll get to that in a moment. This week, United Wholesale Mortgage announced a new offering, interest-only mortgages, those which happen to fall outside [&hellip
  • Most Properties Still Sell Below List Price

    Colin Robertson
    16 Jul 2015 | 4:39 pm
    Even though the housing market appears to be on fire, 63% of properties actually sold for below list price, this according to the May 2015 Realtors Confidence Index Survey. This may seem rather surprising, given how hot real estate has been over the past few years. Ask anyone who has purchased a home (or attempted [&hellip
  • How to Save Money on Your Mortgage Even If You Can’t Refinance

    Colin Robertson
    15 Jul 2015 | 11:22 am
    One of the simplest ways to save money on your mortgage is by lowering your interest rate. This is generally accomplished via a rate and term refinance, where the loan amount stays the same, but the interest rate and loan term are changed. For example, if you’re currently stuck with a 6% interest rate on [&hellip
 
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    Beazer Homes Blog

  • Four Tools to Make Moving Into a New Home Less Stressful

    The Beazer Homes
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Like everything in life, preparation is key, and moving is no different. Relocating is a big life event and not having a successful game plan only adds to the time, effort and stress of moving. For the do-it-yourself haulers, there are a variety of tools available that come in handy and ease the moving process from old home to new. Check out these moving tools from our friends at U-haul to help make your transition a smooth one. Moving Supply Calculator Whether packing up a studio apartment or a four bedroom house, boxes and moving supplies are needed to transfer your possessions. The…
  • Win Home Entertainment Prizes at the Cherry Hill Crossing Grand Opening in Dumfries, VA!

    The Beazer Homes
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:18 am
    Be the first to tour our brand new decorated Chatham plan model home at the Grand Opening of Cherry Hill Crossing in Dumfries, VA. This boutique community features stacked townhome style condos with private garages, just 2 miles from I-95 and an easy commute to Quantico, Ft. Belvoir, and DC. Model home tours as well as lunch from local favorite, Dixie Bones BBQ, will take place on July 25 from NOON- 2PM. While you’re here, fill out a registration form for a chance to win one of two iPads, a BOSE wireless sound system, or 32” HDTV! See full giveaway terms and conditions below. We hope…
  • How to select the right bulb for your new home’s light fixtures

    The Beazer Homes
    13 Jul 2015 | 2:11 pm
    According to our partners at Progress Lighting, not all bulbs are created equal. Choosing the right source for your light fixture can affect the functionality and appearance of your home, as well as your energy bill. Light output, energy efficiency, durability and style greatly vary from source to source. Before changing your burnt-out bulbs, consider the following four categories to choose a lamp that helps you meet the design and efficiency goals for your home. Wattage Before selecting wattage, be sure to look at the maximum wattage your light fixture can yield. Installing the wrong wattage…
  • Looking for a New Home Before it’s Back to School? Make it count with Beazer Homes’ Drawings for a Difference Contest

    The Beazer Homes
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:01 am
    It’s always sad to see summer go, but you can make the transition a little more enjoyable for your kids with Beazer’s Drawings for a Difference Contest! Now through August 9th, you can enter here by submitting your little artist(s) dream home drawing for a chance to win one of three great prizes:   a $300, $200 or $100 Staples® gift card for back-to-school shopping! You can also enter by taking a picture of the dream home drawing and posting it on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #BeazerGives. After submitting your entry, log on to Beazer’s Facebook page to vote on your…
  • Visit our Dallas Miramonte Grand Opening for Your Chance to Win!

    The Beazer Homes
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Don’t miss your chance to be one of the first to see our stunning new Dallas master planned community, Miramonte. Join us starting at 11:00 AM until 6:00 PM to tour our brand new model home. The event will also feature delicious refreshments as well as entertainment. Event attendees who fill out a registration form during the Grand Opening will be eligible to win one of three great prizes: a Big Green Egg® grill, a Yeti® cooler or Omaha Steaks gift card (official rules below). Come see for yourself what makes this community ideal for you and your family. Slated to feature an amenities…
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    Atlanta Real Estate Forum

  • Virginia Place Offers “Right Place, Right Price” for Homebuyers

    Virginia Place
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Since its introduction to the real estate market, there has been a lot of media buzz surrounding Virginia Place in historic Virginia Highland. The luxury community of only 23 thoughtfully designed townhomes boasts a highly sought-after walkable lifestyle, just steps from some of the best schools in the metro-Atlanta area, as well as Virginia Highland’s [...]
  • Add a New Home to Your Back to School List

    Tamra Wade and Partners
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:38 am
    As the summer months begin to wind down, it’s time to start getting school-aged children ready to head back to the classroom. It’s also the perfect time to start thinking about purchasing a new home. That’s right, with home prices and mortgage loan rates still low, this is the ideal time to buy. In fact, [...]
  • Monte Hewett Homes’ St. Andrews Community

    Monte Hewett Homes
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:42 am
    Construction at the new, upscale Monte Hewett Homes community of St. Andrews is progressing nicely. The first townhome building, which will house 10 of the 23 community townhomes, is under construction and is expected to be completed in time for late November closings. There will also be nine single-family homes in this community once completed. As [...]
  • Final Opportunities on Stonecrest Homes at The Springs at Sterling on the Lake

    Stonecrest Homes
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:27 pm
    There are now a limited number of opportunities to own a home built by Stonecrest Homes in The Springs neighborhood at Sterling on the Lake. Homes constructed by the builder in The Springs at Sterling on the Lake start from the high $200s  and range in size from 1,700 square feet to 2,900 square feet. [...]
  • Is it Worth Getting a Loan for Your Home Renovation?

    Bethany
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:48 am
    Thinking about doing a home renovation, but don’t have enough money in savings to cover it? It’s common that if you don’t have the amount of money you need to pay for a renovation to turn to other methods such as a home equity loan or a HELOC. What’s the difference? A home equity loan is [...]
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    louisvillegalsrealestateblog.com

  • What Do You Do When You Run Out of Gas?

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:52 pm
      There have been times in my life when I have just “run out of gas” as the saying goes.   Most of the time I couldn’t put my finger on it; what exactly was it that was wrong? I would take a look at my life and be forced to say everything was really OK […] The post What Do You Do When You Run Out of Gas? appeared first on .
  • Making Offers on Real Estate – The 70% Rule – Video

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:28 am
      Every seasoned investor knows the 70% rule and how to use it when making offers on real estate. But can you ever use a different percentage? And if you can, what are the instances when you use a higher or lower percentage as a starting point for your offer? How to make good offers […] The post Making Offers on Real Estate – The 70% Rule – Video appeared first on .
  • Real Estate Quick Tips – Increase Your Income With this 10 Second Tweak

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:03 am
      I have another “Real Estate Quick Tip” for you today. These bite sized tips are 5 minutes or less and are designed for busy entrepreneurs looking for ways to grow their business. Today’s “Real Estate Quick Tip is about how to increase your income with one 10 second tweak, and it comes from entrepreneur […] The post Real Estate Quick Tips – Increase Your Income With this 10 Second Tweak appeared first on .
  • How to Get Paid What You’re Really Worth with Trevor Mauch – Podcast #58

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    20 Jul 2015 | 5:54 am
    I’m happy to have my friend Trevor Mauch from Investor Carrot back on the podcast today.  Trevor has been a frequent guest on this show, and today we are going to talk about a topic that plagues not only real estate investors but most all entrepreneurs no matter what their business is.  That topic is […] The post How to Get Paid What You’re Really Worth with Trevor Mauch – Podcast #58 appeared first on .
  • Where to Get the Most for Your Money in Louisville Real Estate

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    15 Jul 2015 | 11:36 am
    I have a guest post for you today fro Satinder Haer from Zillow. Zillow is a great resource for you to use in your business.  Today’s article is all about where to get the most bang for your buck when it comes to Louisville real estate. This is important information for you no matter where […] The post Where to Get the Most for Your Money in Louisville Real Estate appeared first on .
 
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  • Lead Galaxy launches multi-lingual property advertising service

    28 Jul 2015 | 11:27 am
    Reaching new international markets became a little easier today, as Lead Galaxy launched a new multi-lingual property advertising service. The new service allows developers, master agents and brokers to run Facebook, AdWords, Twitter and Linked In campaigns in any language, using professionally translated ad creative and landing pages.Agents and developers will be able to target specific regional audiences for their campaigns, opening their properties up to an unrivalled number of relevant buyers. Lead Galaxy is the first UK company to offer such a fully international property marketing…
  • Florida: The return of the construction boom?

    28 Jul 2015 | 11:24 am
    Brickell Skyline - Miami, Florida Photo: Adam Mizrahi Florida is seeing demand for new-build properties soar from investors, but is the state's construction sector enjoying a boom?Central Florida has certainly seen a surge in new developments coming to market in the past 18 months, with property agents there reporting strong interest in new-build properties from investors"It's a good sign when North America's largest homebuilders are involved in developing new communities in Central Florida. Right now, these include DR Horton, Lennar, Pulte Group, Beazer Homes, Taylor Morrison and…
  • Well-off parents create "glass floor" for kids

    28 Jul 2015 | 11:07 am
    Better-off parents create a "glass floor" for their kids, suggests a new study, which makes them less likely to fall down the social ladder than those who are less well-off.The research, conducted by LSE's Abigail McKnight for the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission, used the British Birth Cohort Survey to look at the impact that social background has on earnings at age 42 and whether this can be explained by early cognitive ability, qualifications, school type, parental education level and non-cognitive skills such as self-esteem and behaviour.It finds that children from more…
  • Renters on London Living Wage still priced out of every postcode

    28 Jul 2015 | 11:03 am
    The capital could be on the verge of a labour crisis as low-paid workers are unable to afford sky-high London room rents, according to new data.Figures from flat and house share site SpareRoom.co.uk highlight the budget-stretching problems that are facing those who are already priced out of the property ladder, with renters on the London Living Wage still unable to afford a single London postcode."Affordable" rent is defined as not taking up more than 35 per cent of a tenant's take-home pay.Flatsharing is the most affordable way to rent, yet the research reveals those earning the London…
  • Property buyers head to Spain as the pound rides high

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:56 am
    Spain retains the top spot with 45 per cent of mortgage enquiries in second quarter of 2015Spain continues to be top choice for Britons buying property abroad, according to Conti, the overseas mortgage specialist. The country accounted for just under half (45 per cent) of enquiries received by the company in the second quarter of 2015, consolidating its performance in the first quarter of the year and signalling a strong comeback from its recent economic problems. France, in second place, accounted for almost a third (31 per cent) of enquiries, followed by Portugal with 18 per cent.
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    Hilton Head Real Estate Blog

  • Beaufort Water Festival

    27 Jul 2015 | 7:32 am
    The Beaufort Water Festival is an annual event you can not miss It has boats, vendors, an arts and crafts market, sporting events, water and air events, tons of food, face painting artist, a beauty pageant, and lots of nightly live entertainment   This year it ran from July 17th to July 25th, and was one of the best ever   The opening ceremony, on July 17th, had entertainment by the Parris Island Marines Band, and fireworks over the river. Then over the next days they had Concerts in the Park, a Teen Dance Party, MoTown Mondays, Time Warp Tuesdays, Talent Shows, LowCountry suppers, River…
  • Two amazing Lowcountry Farmers Markets

    27 Jul 2015 | 6:19 am
    The best way to have a local experience is by finding goodies from the area. This can easily done during the warmer months with the nearby farmer’s markets. Through them, you can choose between many different vendors, selling things such as produce, art, baked goods, and some specialties you can only get in the lowcountry. Also, nothing feels like summer as much as eating fresh fruit or making jam, so another outdoor activity this summer is to go strawberry picking This year there are two big markets: the Farmers Market of Bluffton and the Jasper County Farmers Produce Market, both of which…
  • Barrington Court Villas in Palmetto Dunes Resort

    23 Jul 2015 | 6:40 am
    Barrington Court beachfront villa complex is a wonderful place to own and enjoy The amenities are unlimited.  The three golf courses, world-class tennis, and Shelter Cove harbour will meet anyone’s beachfront vacation expectations. The 11 mile lagoon and local outfitter has the best biking and kayaking.  Barrington Court Villas offers the perfect family vacation.  Barrington court feels like a lush and topical environment.  Hilton Head Island has a 12 mile beach for owners/quest and Barrington Court is right in the middle of the beachfront.  The ocean front pool is heated and also has…
  • My Dream of Living on Hilton Head Island Comes True

    22 Jul 2015 | 9:11 am
    Moving to Hilton Head has been a “Dream come True”  Growing up, I always knew I wanted to live on the coast.  It wasn’t until I got older and had traveled to the West Coast, Mexico, and Caribbean and Europe that I knew I wanted to live in my home state of South Carolina and on Hilton Head Island.  I mean, what could be finer than to live on a beautiful island surrounded by beautiful waterways, has lovely parks, over 50 miles of bike paths, and fascinating wildlife.  Even more incredible is the rich history that still will come alive as you discover the island.  Something miraculous…
  • Palmetto Dunes Property Owners Association

    15 Jul 2015 | 8:40 am
    Two of the most frequent questions I’m asked when selling property in Palmetto Dunes are, “What is a POA Fee”, and “What is the money used for?” The purpose of the Property Owners Association (POA) is to promote the common good and general welfare of property owners in Palmetto Dunes Resort.   The POA is responsible for all the common areas of the resort – the Queen’s Folly corridor, roadways, bridges, leisure paths, landscaping and the lagoon.  The POA also provides maintenance, security, pass office and administrative services.  It also enforces all covenants, and provides…
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    Tholco Real Estate Group

  • Does your broker give you the support and training you need?

    Jason Thoele
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Ready to jump start your career? Tholco Real Estate Group offers full training, 100 percent real estate commission and much more! It doesn’t matter if your a new agent getting started in real estate for the first time or a seasoned veteran, we have online training to help you get through any transaction. The very first year in real estate usually presents a challenge for most real estate agents. A Realtor career is not likely to skyrocket in a first few months no matter how good you are at selling. If you’re new to real estate, you’ll want to be patient and concentrate on learning…
  • Silver Oak Ranch Homes for Sale

    Jason Thoele
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Silver Oak Ranch Masterpiece ready for new ownership! Come see this breathtaking residence located in the Northwest. Inside you will find a touch of majesty including granite counters in the bathrooms and kitchen, beautifully stained cabinetry, crown molding and a rock fireplace. The living area has wonderful natural lighting to go along with the open floor plan. Plenty of parking including a 4 car garage and large RV access! The backyard is out of a magazine, gorgeous tropical sunken pool with a beach entry, stamped concrete decking and ample sitting areas. Don’t forget the covered…
  • New Agent Announcement Lydia Fleming

    Jason Thoele
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:18 pm
    We are pleased to welcome our newest agent… Lydia Fleming! WHY IS THOLCO ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING AGENCIES IN BAKERSFIELD? Tholco Real Estate Group gives it’s Agents the tools needed to close more deals. Here are some of the tools we provide to our Agents at no additional cost: 1. Free Leads – sent directly to our Agents cell phones and email to increase their business 2. Sales Training – to teach you how to close more deals 3. Client Management System – we have a in-house system that allows you to manage the entire follow up and transaction process with your clients that you…
  • Just Listed Northwest Bakersfield Homes for Sale

    Jason Thoele
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:48 am
    Hard to find Northwest Bakersfield home 2548 sq ft 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath w/3 car garage. Large family room w/built in entertainment center & stunning fireplace overlooking sparkling pool with waterfall & large backyard, custom bar and bbq, showing (hot and cold water) with knotty pine ceiling, great for entertaining. Gorgeous kitchen w/amazing cabinets, large pantry, gas stove, wine cabinet, trash compactor & dish washer. Travertine tile floors throughout, crown molding in family room, master & formal dining rooms. Spacious master bedroom suite, master bath with tons of storage,…
  • Investing in Real Estate – Worth or Not?

    Jason Thoele
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:26 am
    Every now and then you might find yourself wondering whether it is worth it or not investing in real estate and how much money you can get out of it. You have some money saved and stashed and want to make something out of it, preferably something relating to a long term wealth increase. Of course, real estate investments can give you that, but just as everything else, they are a double-edged knife which could cut both ways. It would be better to make a list of pros and cons and decide for yourself how worth it it is to venture into the real estate business world. But in case you do decide for…
 
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    Tholco Real Estate Group

  • Does your broker give you the support and training you need?

    Jason Thoele
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Ready to jump start your career? Tholco Real Estate Group offers full training, 100 percent real estate commission and much more! It doesn’t matter if your a new agent getting started in real estate for the first time or a seasoned veteran, we have online training to help you get through any transaction. The very first year in real estate usually presents a challenge for most real estate agents. A Realtor career is not likely to skyrocket in a first few months no matter how good you are at selling. If you’re new to real estate, you’ll want to be patient and concentrate on learning…
  • Silver Oak Ranch Homes for Sale

    Jason Thoele
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Silver Oak Ranch Masterpiece ready for new ownership! Come see this breathtaking residence located in the Northwest. Inside you will find a touch of majesty including granite counters in the bathrooms and kitchen, beautifully stained cabinetry, crown molding and a rock fireplace. The living area has wonderful natural lighting to go along with the open floor plan. Plenty of parking including a 4 car garage and large RV access! The backyard is out of a magazine, gorgeous tropical sunken pool with a beach entry, stamped concrete decking and ample sitting areas. Don’t forget the covered…
  • New Agent Announcement Lydia Fleming

    Jason Thoele
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:18 pm
    We are pleased to welcome our newest agent… Lydia Fleming! WHY IS THOLCO ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING AGENCIES IN BAKERSFIELD? Tholco Real Estate Group gives it’s Agents the tools needed to close more deals. Here are some of the tools we provide to our Agents at no additional cost: 1. Free Leads – sent directly to our Agents cell phones and email to increase their business 2. Sales Training – to teach you how to close more deals 3. Client Management System – we have a in-house system that allows you to manage the entire follow up and transaction process with your clients that you…
  • Just Listed Northwest Bakersfield Homes for Sale

    Jason Thoele
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:48 am
    Hard to find Northwest Bakersfield home 2548 sq ft 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath w/3 car garage. Large family room w/built in entertainment center & stunning fireplace overlooking sparkling pool with waterfall & large backyard, custom bar and bbq, showing (hot and cold water) with knotty pine ceiling, great for entertaining. Gorgeous kitchen w/amazing cabinets, large pantry, gas stove, wine cabinet, trash compactor & dish washer. Travertine tile floors throughout, crown molding in family room, master & formal dining rooms. Spacious master bedroom suite, master bath with tons of storage,…
  • Investing in Real Estate – Worth or Not?

    Jason Thoele
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:26 am
    Every now and then you might find yourself wondering whether it is worth it or not investing in real estate and how much money you can get out of it. You have some money saved and stashed and want to make something out of it, preferably something relating to a long term wealth increase. Of course, real estate investments can give you that, but just as everything else, they are a double-edged knife which could cut both ways. It would be better to make a list of pros and cons and decide for yourself how worth it it is to venture into the real estate business world. But in case you do decide for…
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    Orange County Real Estate | Aliso Viejo Real Estate | Laguna Niguel Real Estate | Dana Point Real Estate

  • Orange County Real Estate Report July 2015

    949hometeam
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:34 pm
    Orange County Real Estate Inventory remains low even as demand remains high. Still not a lot of homes on the market for this time of year. Prices are solid, but not rising as would be expected to meet the high…Read more ›Orange County Real Estate Report July 2015 is a post from: Orange County Real Estate
  • Orange County Fireworks 2015

    949hometeam
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:54 pm
    Where to see fireworks this 4th of July Aliso Viejo – Grand Park Dana Point – Dana Point Harbor Laguna Niguel – Laguna Niguel Regional Park Mission Viejo – Lake Mission Viejo San Clemente – San Clemente Pier San Juan…Read more ›Orange County Fireworks 2015 is a post from: Orange County Real Estate
  • The true meaning of the power of location

    949hometeam
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Lately  a city we love and consider our second home has been in the news a lot. This city is use to being the subject of raving articles on all it has to offer, often referred to as America’s most…Read more ›The true meaning of the power of location is a post from: Orange County Real Estate
  • Orange County Real Estate Report June 2015

    949hometeam
    8 Jun 2015 | 10:48 am
    Orange County Real Estate Summer selling season is here, buyers are here where is the inventory? The demand is there, prices are strong but Orange County real estate still has a low inventory level, even compared to this time last…Read more ›Orange County Real Estate Report June 2015 is a post from: Orange County Real Estate
  • Aliso Viejo Real Estate Report June 2015

    949hometeam
    8 Jun 2015 | 10:29 am
    Aliso Viejo Real Estate Report Aliso Viejo Real Estate at a Glance: we are in the middle of another busy summer but so far we have a lot less inventory to meet the high level of demand, making this a great…Read more ›Aliso Viejo Real Estate Report June 2015 is a post from: Orange County Real Estate
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    Jacob Grant

  • How to be a successful landlord: 20 must-know tips [Infographic]

    robbie
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:35 am
    Do you dream of owning rental property and being a successful landlord? Perhaps multiple investment properties from which you can establish streams of passive monthly income and set your own cushy schedule? Living the life, right? Not exactly... Being a successful landlord comes with a lot of demands - creating lease agreements, screening quality tenants, […] The post How to be a successful landlord: 20 must-know tips [Infographic] appeared first on Jacob Grant.
  • 5 Mobile Apps Every Landlord Needs Right Now

    robbie
    15 Jul 2015 | 10:57 am
    Advances in technology have done great things for renters and homebuyers. Easy, instant access to custom maps and local pricing have made it easier than ever to find a new place without searching endlessly on foot or with vague classified ads. However, these advantages don’t only exist for tenants – mobile technology and applications can help […] The post 5 Mobile Apps Every Landlord Needs Right Now appeared first on Jacob Grant.
  • [Infographic]: Money-Saving Checklist for First-Time Home Buyers

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

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

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

  • Mezzanine Financing Basics and The Intercreditor Agreement

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

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

    propertymetrics
    22 Jun 2015 | 1:06 pm
    Often commercial landlords have clues that a tenant is going to be filing for bankruptcy. Rental payments are often late several months in a row. Sometimes the tenant falls more than a month behind on the rent. But, it can still be shocking when a landlord opens the mail and instead of a rent check receives a notice from the Bankruptcy Court. What Happens When You Get Notice of a Tenant’s Bankruptcy? Most of the time commercial property owners will receive notice about a tenant’s bankruptcy filing from a letter sent by the Bankruptcy Court. That initial notice is called the “Notice to…
  • What is NPV and How Does It Work?

    propertymetrics
    11 Jun 2015 | 4:34 am
    The Net Present Value, abbreviated simply as NPV, is one of the most important concepts in finance and commercial real estate. Compared to the Internal Rate of Return, the concept of NPV is easy to understand, yet it’s also still commonly misunderstood by many commercial real estate and finance professionals. In this article we’ll discuss the concept NPV in depth and leave you with a solid understanding of the logic and intuition behind the Net Present Value. What Is NPV? First of all, what exactly is NPV? Net present value (NPV) is defined as an investment measure that tells…
  • How To Use an HP 10BII Financial Calculator

    propertymetrics
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:19 am
    In finance and commercial real estate it’s simply expected that you know how to use a financial calculator. Yet, it’s surprising how many commercial real estate and finance professionals still don’t know how to properly use a financial calculator. Sometimes it’s because they didn’t learn it correctly the first time, and other times it’s because they simply forgot how to use a financial calculator to perform a less frequently used calculation. It’s also common for people to get stuck with basic but confusing settings such as the payments per year…
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    Lucy Kelts

  • Get Your Tickets Now for the 6th Annual Farm to Bay Food & Wine Classic

    Lucy Kelts Blogger
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:33 pm
    Head to the Living Coast Discovery Center in Chula Vista on August 8th for the 6th Annual Farm to Bay Food & Wine Classic! This unforgettable tasting event on San Diego Bay celebrates the sights, sounds and flavors that make San Diego so unique. Farm to Bay is the only local fundraiser that takes place within a national wildlife refuge, set against the beautiful backdrop of San Diego Bay. Guests to this event will sample fine culinary delights from some of the hottest restaurants, breweries and wineries in the area, and experience up close animal encounters, live music, and an exciting…
  • Create Your Own Masterpiece at “Painting On Tap” at the San Diego Museum of Art

    Lucy Kelts Blogger
    21 Jul 2015 | 11:39 pm
    “Painting on Tap” at the San Diego Museum of Art mixes creativity and craft beer in a relaxed, social atmosphere. Take an exclusive, after-hours tour of the Museum, then grab a beer (or other drink) and nibbles from Panama 66 and let your creativity flow as you create a work inspired by Francis Augustus Silva’s Schooner Progress Wrecked at Coney Island. Local artist Jessica Oh, will guide you through the process to create a unique work of art by the end of the evening. Bring a date or grab a few friends and experience an unforgettable night at the Museum! All supplies…
  • LUCY KELTS NAMED ONE OF AMERICA’S TOP 1,000 REAL ESTATE TEAMS

    Virtual Results
    15 Jul 2015 | 9:35 am
        LUCY KELTS OF BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES CALIFORNIA PROPERTIES NAMED ONE OF AMERICA’S  TOP 1,000 REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL TEAMS BY REAL TRENDS, AS ADVERTISED IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Rancho Santa Fe, CA, 2015) Lucy Kelts of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties was named one of America’s top real estate professional teams by REAL Trends, as advertised in The Wall Street Journal.  She continues to be a member of the “The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals,” a prestigious national awards ranking sponsored annually by the two respected…
  • Celebrate at the 2015 Globe Gala San Diego on July 25

    Lucy Kelts Blogger
    14 Jul 2015 | 6:26 pm
    Celebrate one of San Diego’s most cherished institutions at the 2015 Globe Gala on July 25! The Old Globe in San Diego will celebrate 80 years of extraordinary theatre, from its founding in 1935 through the current 2015 anniversary season, in the art deco splendor of Club 3515, at the 2015 Globe Gala on Saturday, July 25 in support of the theatre’s education and artistic programs. The annual event will feature an exclusive, one-night-only cabaret performance by Carmen Cusack, who recently starred in the World Premiere of Bright Star at the Globe. Pamela Cesak, Jo Ann Kilty, and Vicki…
  • 16647 Riding High Way #233

    Lucy Kelts
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:44 am
    Beautiful by every definition—the location within the prestigious Crosby Estates, the homesite with privacy and uncompromised sit down views, the top quality 4 Bedroom home and the ideal floorplan for optimum usability. No pool to care for, no water-thirsty lawns—just intelligently designed outdoor living with spacious patios, firepit, elaborate cooking/BBQ dining, and wrap around privacy overlooking stellar views! Enjoy! The Crosby Crosby Association includes guard gated entrances, lakes, biking/hiking trails, private streets, playground and passive recreational areas. Crosby Country…
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    Conny's Real Estate Blog

  • Avoid These 3 Real Estate Investing Mistakes

    Conny
    25 Jul 2015 | 7:48 am
    There are basically two ways to make money in real estate: – buying and selling properties for a profit – profitably renting residential or commercial properties In the best of all worlds, you’ll do both. Now that the real estate market is showing signs of life, and actually booming in some markets, individual investors are once again diving into this market. There is risk and reward in real estate and being successful requires identifying both. So whether you are using the “flipping” or the rental property models, don’t make these three investor mistakes: 1. Not Doing the Math…
  • Living in the Lightning Capital of the U.S.

    Conny
    10 Jul 2015 | 8:13 am
    Florida is a great place to live. We’re famous for our great weather and year round outdoor life style, but also for our weather challenges. Lightning Capital? Florida is mostly known for its hurricanes, but new residents are often startled to learn that Florida is also known as the lightning capital of the country. Within the state, Central Florida is the most lightning prone area, but we have our fair share of storms here in South Florida as well. And having once been very close to a lightning strike while in Central Florida, I have a healthy regard for its destructive capacity…and the…
  • Three Tips for a Smooth Home Purchase

    Conny
    9 Jul 2015 | 9:48 am
    I wish I could tell you that having a great Realtor© & negotiating an agreed purchase price means that the stress is over & all will be smooth sailing with your purchase from that point on. But I’d be lying. Expect the Unexpected with Your Home Purchase. The one thing anyone experienced with buying & selling real estate knows, is that “stuff happens” during the real estate purchase & sale process. I’ve seen a lot of a major & minor issues crop up during the purchase process. Financing glitches, inspection surprises, hurricanes, market meltdowns — all sorts…
  • Incorporated vs. Unincorporated Palm Beach County

    Conny
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Welcome to Florida, where a town’s postal address doesn’t necessarily mean you live within the borders of that town. This issue can be completely baffling if you are an out-of-state home buyer looking to relocate to our area. And it can accidentally throw off your real estate search. Palm Beach County Locally, the term “incorporated county” means that you are within the municipal limits of one of our 38 cities, towns or villages. “Unincorporated county” means you are outside municipal boundaries. Real estate confusion stems from the fact that both incorporated and…
  • Mortgage Taxes in Florida

    Conny
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:02 pm
    One of the surprises many Buyers have when purchasing a house in Palm Beach County is that we pay taxes on mortgage loans. If not forewarned, this can be a significant unplanned expense at closing. The two Florida mortgage related taxes are: Documentary Stamps on Mortgages Intangible Tax on Mortgages These are state taxes, so they apply anywhere in Florida, not just in Palm Beach County. Both taxes are assessed on the amount of the mortgage debt, not on the sales price of the property. For example, if you purchase a property for $200,000 using a $140,000 mortgage, the taxes are based on the…
 
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    Hipster Investments

  • One Secret Advantage to Turnkey Real Estate You Don’t Know About

    Jackie McGinnis
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:27 am
    Turnkey? What in the world is that? It’s a method of buying an investment property. Most people who buy turnkeys buy them because they live in an area where it doesn’t make sense to invest, so they have to be long-distance owners. Or, they have full-time jobs and/or families and are limited on how much time they can spend on an investment property. Turnkey means (usually) that a property has been fully rehabbed, tenants are living there and paying rent, and property management is already set up to handle the property once you own it. The name “turnkey” refers to the theoretical idea…
  • Hey, Lifestyle Designers: Go Back to High School

    Jackie McGinnis
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:58 am
    Success. Some of us get it early. Some of us seem destined for it. Some of us… really don’t. Our perceptions of who can be successful and who can’t be start early – our perceptions of our capacity for success does too. In grade school, we excel at certain subjects while others are a flop. Maybe we are praised for our artistic ability, the way we structure sentences or our ability to solve complicated math problems. Regardless, the seeds of what we can do and what we can’t do are planted early. Get out your high school yearbook. Think back to the folks you went to high school…
  • What’s Available Wednesday? It’s a Chicago Duplex!

    Jackie McGinnis
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:39 am
    We are back again in Chi-town, as the locals call it, with a beautiful duplex that’s been fully renovated and has a tenant in place as condition of closing. This one is truly an amazing deal – and puts $1,437 in cash-flow in your bank account each month (and that’s conservatively estimated!)….. Chicago is a city that is on the rise: it’s the #1 most diversified economy in the US, chock full of colleges, hospitals, Fortune 5oo employers… And most importantly, there are tenants and lots of them. Let’s take a look at today’s hot find: double your…
  • Investing for Cash Flow or Appreciation – What’s the Difference?

    Jackie McGinnis
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:26 am
    No doubt, the point of investing is to receive income. Why else would you invest? You want to put your money into a property or a project or a stock or a thing or whatever will earn you some cash. It’s the whole reason for investing- to turn a smaller amount of money into a larger amount of money. How does one do that? There are a few ways that earning money can happen with investing. The simplest to understand is interest. If you loan someone an amount of money and attach a set interest rate to it, that person will pay you that interest on top of what you originally lent. Your investment…
  • Wanna Be a Lifestyle Entrepreneur?

    Jackie McGinnis
    17 Jul 2015 | 8:05 am
    Today, we pay our bills online. We meet our significant others online. We schedule our doctor’s appointments online. We even hang out with friends and family online. The online world is unrecognizable from the 80’s and 90’s era of online bulletin boards and chat rooms. Now, you can even work online. Being able to make a living – or, better yet: create a lifestyle – online changes everything. If you are, or want to become, an entrepreneur, the world wide web is your oyster. Numerous successful entrepreneurs who believe in the power of lifestyle design are doing it – and…
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    Point2 Agent Real Estate Marketing Blog

  • Free Client Download: Point2 Homes iOS App

    Geneva Ives
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:50 am
    Do you recommend that your clients download the updated Point2 Homes iOS app? You should! The Point2 Homes app works great on both iPhones and iPads. Here are five reasons you should advise your home buying clients (and prospects) to download it today: 1. Find Homes Quickly Users save precious time when looking for homes for sale. Get the best-matching results using the two easy search options: fill out the search form – add your targeted area and set the filters you want — or pan, zoom and draw a search area on the intuitive map. Then find out more about the home you like by tapping…
  • 3 Email Scripts for Agents

    Geneva Ives
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:19 am
    You know you should be emailing prospects and clients more often to drum up business. But sometimes sending another email just sounds so unappealing. You’ve worked hard all day, made calls, shown homes, checked on your website leads and now you have to write sentences that make sense? What a drag! Point2 to the rescue! Here are three email scripts you can save, modify and use as you see fit to keep in touch with leads and possible referral sources. Buyer Prospect: Listing Info Request Just a note to make sure you were able to view the listing information you requested. If you had any…
  • 6 New Headshot No-No’s for Agents

    Geneva Ives
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    If you’ve read our DO’s & DON’Ts of Real Estate Headshots, you know that your agent photo is a critical component of your marketing. In this very personal business, your face is your brand more often than not. (And if you haven’t read that article yet, you seriously should. It’s one of our most repinned pins on Pinterest!) But no matter how confident you are in real life, stepping in front of the camera can be unnerving and even intimidating. To help you keep your cool—and avoid looking like one of these agents—we’ve put together this list of headshot no-no’s that you…
  • Our Summer Sale Starts Today!

    Geneva Ives
    21 Jul 2015 | 9:47 am
    Great news, agents! If you’re looking to heat up your online marketing this summer, now is the perfect time to try Point2 Agent or upgrade your existing membership. During our summer sale, call 888-277-9779 to save BIG on our two most popular membership levels: Go Pro: Users Who Upgrade Get Double the Leads Only $399 for one year (save $150) Improve your online presence with $1,000 worth of Featured Ads on Point2 Homes each year: Get 3 Featured Listing Ads and 1 Featured Agent Ad every month Take advantage of more single property websites Nurture leads with drip email…
  • Faces of Point2 – Jeff Chau

    Jacquelyn Bauer
    20 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Title: Inside Sales Executive Started at Point2: January 2015 Jeff Chau is actually the second Jeff to join our Canadian sales team, and therefore has affectionately been dubbed “Jeff 2.0″ or just “2.0”. Jeff 2.0 is well known for his quick-witted humor and love of anything food-related. He’s also a Star Wars fanatic (the originals of course) and a serious hockey buff. We asked Jeff to answer a few questions about himself. Here’s what he had to say: What is your favorite type of music? Believe it or not – country music. Not the new kind of country…
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  • Buyer Demand Continues To Outpace Housing Supply

    The KCM Crew
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, and the market demand. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their latest Existing Home Sales Report. Inventory Levels & Demand Sales of existing homes rose 3.2% from May, outpacing year-over-year figures for the ninth consecutive month. Total unsold housing inventory is at a 5.0-month supply. This is down from May’s 5.1-month supply and remains below the 6 months that is needed for a historically normal market. Consumer confidence is at the highest level in over a decade. Pair that with interest…
  • 5 Reasons You Should Sell Now!

    The KCM Crew
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    As the temperature continues to rise, buyers are coming out ready to purchase their dream home. Here are five reasons that you should list your house for sale now. 1. Strong Buyer Demand Foot traffic refers to the number of people out actually physically looking at homes right now. The latest foot traffic numbers show that there are significantly more prospective purchasers currently looking at homes than at any point in the last two years! These buyers are ready, willing and able to purchase… and are in the market right now! Take advantage of the buyer activity currently in the market. 2.
  • Cost Across Time [INFOGRAPHIC]

    The KCM Crew
    24 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Some Highlights: With interest rates still around 4% now is a great time to look back at where rates have been over the last 40 years. Rates are projected to go up a full percentage point by this time next year according to Freddie Mac. The impact your interest rate makes on your monthly mortgage cost is significant! Lock in a low rate now while you can! 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.
  • Freddie Mac: Equity Matters (a Lot!)

    The KCM Crew
    23 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    According to a Merrill Lynch survey, over 80% of the people in this country believe that homeownership is still “an important part of the American Dream”. There are many financial and non-financial reasons people feel this way. One of the biggest reasons is because it helps build family wealth. Last week, Freddie Mac posted about the power of home equity. They explained: “In the simplest terms, equity is the difference between how much your home is worth and how much you owe on your mortgage. You build equity by paying down your mortgage over time and through your home's appreciation.
  • Home Sales Will Remain Hot This Summer

    The KCM Crew
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    People always talk about the “spring buying season” when they talk real estate. However, this year it appears as though the summer real estate market will be just as hot. The most recent Foot Traffic Report released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed that there are more buyers out looking at homes right now than at any other time in the last two years including the past two springs (in orange below). The Foot Traffic Report is compiled from data on the number of properties shown by Realtors. NAR further explains: “Foot traffic has a strong correlation with future…
 
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  • Why Real Estate Contracts Sometimes Don’t Close

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

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

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

    Dan Zito
    13 Jun 2015 | 11:02 am
    Buying your first home is one of the major milestones of adulthood. It is a part of the American Dream and our culture looks very highly upon homeownership. Although you may feel like you want to buy a home, how do you know if you’re ready? Here are 6 signs that you are ready to buy a house. You Live on a Realistic Budget Before applying for a mortgage you should be living on a monthly budget. Homeownership comes with … Read More
  • 10 Tips To Get the Most for Your Home

    Dan Zito
    8 Jun 2015 | 10:04 am
    It’s much easier on your wallet and your family if you live in your home while you try to sell it. Pets and children do better when the environment stays the same, and rental properties can be expensive. There are literally hundreds of affordable homes in Pennsylvania, so it could take a little time to sell your property leaving you in limbo for quite some time depending on certain factors. So how does a seller who wants to live in … Read More
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  • Freddie Mac: Equity Matters (a Lot!)

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

    22 Jul 2015 | 8:11 am
    People always talk about the “spring buying season” when they talk real estate. However, this year it appears as though the summer real estate market will be just as hot. The most recent Foot Traffic Report released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed that there are more buyers out looking at homes right now than at any other time in the last two years including the past two springs (in orange below). The Foot Traffic Report is compiled from data on the number of properties shown by Realtors. NAR further explains: “Foot traffic has a strong correlation with future…
  • Homeownership Still The American Dream

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:05 am
    Some Highlights: Existing Home Sales are 9.2% higher than just one year ago. Home Prices are 7.9% higher than last year this time. The $250-500K price range leads the way with the largest improvement from last year at 17.4%. The post Homeownership Still The American Dream appeared first on Todd and Nancy Moeller.
  • The Impact of Rising Prices on Home Appraisals‏

    1 Jul 2015 | 11:06 am
    The fact that residential home prices are increasing substantially in most regions of the country is music to the ears of homeowners. However, if you are in the process of selling your home, make sure you realize the major challenge a hot real estate market creates. Each house must be sold twice; once to a buyer and a second time to an appraiser who represents the bank that will grant the purchaser a mortgage to buy the home (unless it is an “all cash” purchase). In a real market with escalating prices, the second sale may be the more difficult. And a recent survey by Quicken Loans…
  • Two Graphs That Scream List Your House Today‏

    30 Jun 2015 | 8:53 am
    The spring and summer months have always been known as a very popular time for homebuyers to start the search for their dream home. This year is no different! We all learned in school that when selling anything, you will get the most money if the demand for that item is high and the inventory of that item is low. It is the well-known Theory of Supply & Demand. If you are thinking of selling your home, here are two graphs that strongly suggest that the time is now. Here is why… DEMANDAccording to research at the National Association of Realtors (NAR), buyer activity this year has far…
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  • Crowdfunding is bigger than the internet

    Editor
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:24 am
    by Scott Purcell spurs FundAmerica into a Top crowdfunding Platform   by David Drake Scott Purcell is a serial entrepreneur experienced in securities, banking, technology, internet infrastructure, publishing, social networking and music industry. He is best known for founding Epoch Networks, one of the first internet providers in the United States as well as the brain behind a trust company that exceeded 1 billion dollars in assets. Scott is a top capital raiser who has raised more than 140 million dollars in angel and venture #investments. Today, he is the founder and chief executive…
  • Fundrise Brings in Drones to Improve its Financial Due Diligence

    Editor
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:34 am
    by Fundrise is one of the leading real estate crowdfunding companies in the US, and is among the first to use drones in its arsenal of due diligence. Ben Miller, the co-founder of Fundrise, said the idea of incorporating the use of drones originated from a friend. He founded his own firm offering drone services and wanted Miller to visualise the possibility of using drones in the real estate industry. Miller agreed to do a trial run, and was completely surprised by the outcome.   Drones produce images that are a combination of real-time Street View and Google satellite. This gives a…
  • Realty Mogul Raises $35M in Series B Funding Round

    Editor
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:28 am
    by Realty Mogul, a Los Angeles-based real estate crowdfunding company, has recently raised $35M in a series B funding. The round was led by Sorenson Capital, with extra funding provided by Canaan Partners, which has led a series A funding round in Realty Mogul last year.  This is the first real estate crowdfunding venture for Sorenson Capital, which has funded about 40 deals in various sectors such as healthcare, aerospace manufacturing, energy, data analytics and business services. The amount raised through the series B round brings the total amount of money raised by Realty Mogul to $45.1…
  • Top 5 Reasons Why Crowdfunding Continues to Disrupt Real Estate

    Editor
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:36 pm
    by Real estate crowdfunding has already started making real estate investing more interesting, and it is anticipated to continue disrupting the industry. The following are 5 reasons why the traditional real estate industry will continue to be disrupted by the crowdfunding model:     The traditional model was not “crowd-friendly” Inasmuch as people would love to invest in real estate, the majority of them have been locked out of the industry because of high capital requirements by the previous model. This has made them not favour the model and start seeking an alternative. Real…
  • Demographic Shifts and Crowdfunding: Top 10 Factors Affecting Real Estate

    Editor
    22 Jul 2015 | 6:18 pm
    by Demographic shifts encompassing senior citizens and the millennial generation have had a significant effect on real estate, both on short-term and long-term bases. According to the annual report of Counselors of Real Estate (CRE), demographic shifts have topped this year’s list of factors affecting real estate. This is because of the evolving needs of the two demographic groups which have changed the number of participants and transactions in the real estate sector. The list was developed based on polling and feedback of CRE members and was released by the chairman of CRE, Noah D.
 
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  • Keeping your House Cool in the Summer

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

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

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

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

    20 Apr 2015 | 8:59 am
    The beautiful spring season brings in more than rain, pretty buds blooming, green grass and warm weather. For some of us, this is when the sneezing, wheezing, congestion, and watery eyes occur. But good news fellow allergy sufferers With the advancement in medicine and techniques we can practice at home, the symptoms might actually be controllable First of all, we have to understand what happens at this time of year that causes the sneezing fits The troubles begin when an allergen like pollen grains lands on the moist surface inside your nose, eyes or back of your throat. The moist atmosphere…
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  • Good News! Another Exam for Real Estate Brokers in the First Quarter of 2016

    Cherry Vi Saldua Castillo
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:11 pm
    Good news for those who would like to take the real estate brokers’ exam even without having a real estate management degree! PRBRES Chairman E. G. Ong has announced that there will be another real estate brokers’ exam in the first quarter of 2016, but only for those who took the May 24, 2015 exam but did not make it (around 5,150 people). This is one scenario which I have discussed in my previous post. I personally heard PRBRES Chairman E. G. Ong talk about this exam in the 2nd National General Membership Meeting (NGMM) of the Real Estate Brokers Association of the Philippines…
  • Las Pinas City Real Property Tax Amnesty Extended Until July 31, 2015

    Jay Castillo
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:40 am
    Here’s one more chance for delinquent real property owners in Las Pinas City as the real property tax amnesty was extended up to July 31, 2015. Affected real property owners are encouraged to take advantage of another opportunity to save their properties from being auctioned off. Check out the details below. I helped a friend earlier today with his real property taxes in Las Pinas when I noticed the tarpaulin above, which was right in front of the Las Pinas City hall. How to pay your real property tax For your reference, here’s a step-by-step guide on how you can pay for your real…
  • UnionBank Foreclosed Properties And Repossessed Cars Auctions For July 2015

    Jay Castillo
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:45 pm
    Just a quick heads-up on the public auction schedules for Unionbank foreclosed properties in Metro Manila, VisMin, and repossessed cars, for July 2015. Sorry for the short notice, I just got an email about these yesterday. Get more details below. The 236th Special Public Auction for Visayas and Mindanao foreclosed properties will be on July 25, 2015, 9:00am, at the Cebu Country Club Banilad (Cebu City) The 237th Special Public Auction for Luzon (includes Metro Manila) and the brand new house and lots in Amalfi, Damarinas Cavite will also be held on July 25, 2015, Saturday, 9:00am, at Function…
  • Finding Dream Tenants and Dealing With Horror Ones

    Cherry Vi Saldua Castillo
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    “Finding Dream Tenants and Dealing With Horror Ones” was the topic of our friend, Mr. Carl Dy, at the 2015 Money Summit held at SMX Aura Taguig last July 18, 2015. Carl is a real estate investor and the President of Spectrum Investments, a property portfolio management company. He was previously the Director for Sales of Ayala Land Inc. The topic he discussed is very, very important in securing passive income with the least headaches, so I strongly recommend that you read on. Why real estate and why rental income? All investments have their pros and cons. Real estate has pros and cons as…
  • How To Estimate Repairs, Taxes, And ROI For Foreclosed Properties

    Jay Castillo
    21 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    So you probably found some very promising real estate deals using tips I shared in Video 1, which is about how you can begin finding good deals. Question is, how would you know if these potential deals can really make money after you consider costs like repairs, taxes, and transfer fees? Check out the video below to learn how. As a real estate investor, it is our duty to make sure any deal really has enough room for a significant Return On Investment (ROI) after costs like repairs, taxes, transfer fees, and holding costs are factored in. Otherwise, it would be a waste of time, money, and…
 
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  • Mike Huckabee Drops the Price on His Little Rock Listing

    Melissa Allison
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:39 pm
    If Mike Huckabee’s luck is anything like Donald Trump’s, the latest price cut on his Arkansas home will do the trick. Both have been trying to unload homes for two years. Trump’s penthouse in Manhattan finally went for $21 million after he dropped the price earlier this month. Huckabee’s home outside Little Rock has a new price, too: $674,900. He paid $525,000 for the home in 2006, and first listed it in 2013, after reportedly building a $3-million mansion in Florida. The Arkansas listing has been off and on the market since then, starting at $850,000. The home…
  • High Rent Can Cause Cavities

    Lindsey Schober
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:46 pm
    An apple a day keeps the doctor away. And, according to a new Zillow analysis, so does high rent. The study found a large percentage of individuals who carry a “high rent burden,” meaning he or she spends more than 30 percent of their income on housing, are skimping on health care — everything from dental care to prescription drugs — in order to afford rent. In the past year, 40 percent of survey respondents said they skimped on dental care. And 25 percent skipped doctor’s visits. The analysis of Federal Reserve Board data also shows those who have the highest rents as a…
  • How Much Home Can You Buy for $100,000?

    Sharona Ott
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:54 am
    The term “a growing family” carries a multitude of meanings these days — maybe it’s having a baby, adopting a child, combining families, taking in a relative, or tacking on a few furry friends. Adding to your household can be a financial stress, but it doesn’t have to be. More family should equal more love, not more headaches. Whether you’re moving from an apartment to a tiny single-family home, or from a 3-bedroom to a 4-bedroom, we’ve got you covered. Check out the following 10 listings, all located in metropolitan areas across the country and priced at approximately…
  • Mortgage Rate Update

    Lauren Braun
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:20 am
    Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages fell this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgages at 3.83 percent, down 8 basis points from the same time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate moved lower throughout the week before settling at the current rate on Tuesday. “Mortgage rates fell last week to their lowest level since early June,” said Erin Lantz, vice president of mortgages at Zillow. “There is potential for increased rate volatility this week as markets look to Wednesday’s Federal Open Market Committee statement and Thursday’s GDP report.
  • Donald Trump Unloads NYC Penthouse He Never Lived In

    Melissa Allison
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:04 am
    When he’s not stumping for the Republican presidential nomination or making decrees on “The Celebrity Apprentice,” Donald Trump still works in real estate — and he just made a killing on a Manhattan penthouse. Trump sold the nearly 6,200-square-foot apartment on the 24th floor of his 32-story Trump Park Avenue tower for $21 million, The Wall Street Journal reports. He listed it in 2013 for $35 million and cut the price twice, settling on $24.995 million earlier this month. Trump never lived there, listing agent Michelle Griffith of Trump International Realty told the…
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  • Real Estate Advice: Dealing with Disappointment

    28 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    In today's Agent Insights post, Dusty Baker - a Real Estate Agent in Santa Barbara, California - shares his sound real estate advice and talks about how to cope and stay positive during moments of disappointment in real estate.
  • Psychology of Real Estate Success

    27 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    There are a lot of factors that dictate whether or not you're cut out to be successful in real estate. Many articles focus on tangible things - like how connected you are in your community: your sphere of influence. Very few take a deep dive into what psychological factors will assist or deter you in becoming a successful real estate professional. Today, we're going to take an in-depth look at what truly drives real estate success from the inside out.
  • Consistently Generate Quality Real Estate Seller Leads

    27 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    So far, we've been seeing tremendous success with our new Facebook Real Estate Seller Lead Generation & Conversion program.  Here's the high level on how it works:
  • LinkedIn for Real Estate Pros: 5 Success Tips

    26 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    If you're not actively using LinkedIn for real estate marketing, you're missing out on tons of opportunities to make powerful connections and generate new leads. But how do you effectively leverage the platform to promote yourself? Incorporate these five neat tricks for best results! 5 LinkedIn Success Tips for Real Estate Pros:
  • An Honest Real Estate Agent Job Description

    25 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Wanted: Ambitious Self-Starters Looking For Demanding Yet Rewarding Career Real Estate Agent Job Description: Seeking ambitious and outgoing jack or jill of all trades to serve as a real estate agent. Must be prepared to jump into an unyielding, volatile career that changes daily. Must be comfortable with constant industry guideline shifts, prepared to help people make the largest financial decision of their lives and ready to deal with all types of people.
 
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  • Country Home in Auburn

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

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

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

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

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

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Whitehall * Median Listing Price: $146,860 -0.02% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $72.0000 -0.01% Total Listings: 96 0.09% Total Listings Previous Months:June May 88 79 0.11% 0.08% * All data pertains to single-family homes Whitehall Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Jul 2015  Whitehall OH SubdivisionsEdward L Mcvey 67 Fairway Links Fairway Oaks Glencoe Norton Field Pinewood Whitehall ParkWhitehall Homes for Sale / Columbus Homes for Sale HECM For Purchase - Buy a Home With As Little as 40% Down if you are 62 or OlderThe Buckeye Realty TeamBerkshire Hathaway…
  • Westerville Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Jul 2015

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Westerville * Median Listing Price: $391,000 -0.03% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $120.0000 0.01% Total Listings: 195 0.05% Total Listings Previous Months:June May 187 175 0.07% 0.04% * All data pertains to single-family homes Westerville Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Jul 2015  Westerville OH SubdivisionsAlbany Crossing Albany Reserve Albanyview Annehurst Ashbrooke Village Asherton Grove Asherton Grove Condominiums Asherton Grove Dr. Augusta Woods Autumn Woods Bay Ridge Estates Beachler Blendon Chase Brookstone Cambridge Crossing Carriage Oaks Chippewill Condo…
  • Utica Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Jul 2015

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Utica * Median Listing Price: $261,900 0.05% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $109.0000 0.05% Total Listings: 14 -0.18% Total Listings Previous Months:June May 17 11 0.55% 0.22% * All data pertains to single-family homes Utica Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Jul 2015  Utica OH SubdivisionsUtica Homes for Sale / Columbus Homes for Sale HECM For Purchase - Buy a Home With As Little as 40% Down if you are 62 or OlderThe Buckeye Realty TeamBerkshire Hathaway HomeServcies - Professional Realty121 Mill Street, Suite 128Gahanna, OH 43230 Phone: 614-835-7151  Fax:…
  • Upper Arlington Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Jul 2015

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Upper Arlington * Median Listing Price: $610,470 -0.11% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $183.0000 -0.05% Total Listings: 69 0.33% Total Listings Previous Months:June May 52 52 0% -0.09% * All data pertains to single-family homes Upper Arlington Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Jul 2015  Upper Arlington OH SubdivisionsArlington Crossing Arlington Pointe Camberlay Canterbury Canterbury Area Carriage Hill Coach Road Villas Concord Village Coventry Estates Duros Subdivision East Cleft Eastcleft Guilford Place Hastings Place Lot 27 Kenbrook Heights Kipling Forest Lane…
  • Sunbury Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Jul 2015

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    26 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Sunbury * Median Listing Price: $310,990 -0.13% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $120.0000 -0.05% Total Listings: 29 0.16% Total Listings Previous Months:June May 25 25 0% 0.32% * All data pertains to single-family homes Sunbury Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Jul 2015  Sunbury OH SubdivisionsBarley Corn Country Property Eden Estates At Cheshire Rural - Kingston Township Sunbury Estates Sunbury Meadows Sunbury Mills The Greens At NorthstarSunbury Homes for Sale / Columbus Homes for Sale HECM For Purchase - Buy a Home With As Little as 40% Down if you are 62 or…
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  • Welcome To The New Buy

    Resident Blogger
    15 Jul 2015 | 10:39 pm
    Today marks the start of a new journey for the discovery experience home buyers will find on Housing!                 We are bringing New Projects into the BUY service. During our interactions with consumers like you, we repeatedly heard that the initial journey in the home buying process tends to be one of discovery. It was about understanding and exploring availability in the market.  Having New Projects as a separate service was an impediment to that discovery process. It forced users with limited information at the start of their journey, to make…
  • 12 Minutes To A Happier Home

    Resident Blogger
    11 Jul 2015 | 10:54 pm
    You spend a major part of your week at work, and your house is a sanctuary where you unwind. One of the simplest ways to ensure that it’s a calm, happy space is to adopt some simple Feng Shui techniques. In simple words, the principles of Feng Shui explain how we can balance the energies of any space, in this case our homes, to ensure the health and well-being of its inhabitants. These are some simple ways in which you can change the energy in your house instantly: 1. Open the windows and let in some sunshine and good vibes! 2. Burn incense of Sage or a beeswax candle. Not only do they…
  • Women’s Influence in Real Estate – A Study by Housing

    Resident Blogger
    9 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    More than 95% women actively participate in home-buying and renting decisions! This is one of the key takeaways, among many others, from a study conducted by the Consumer Insights team at Housing about the level of involvement of women in decisions related to real estate. The study was conducted over the last couple of months, and threw up some interesting results. Commenting on the insights of the report, Rishabh Gupta, COO, Housing.com said, “In our society, men are historically perceived to be the main decision-makers when it comes to buying or renting any property. For the first time,…
  • Interview With Our Data Science Team – Part 2

    Resident Blogger
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:56 am
    In the second part of our interview with Housing’s Data Science Team, Nitin and Paul talk about the role data will play for Housing and the real estate industry, its use in psephology, and what it takes to be a data scientist! Want to recap Part 1 of the interview before reading this one? You can find it here. Q.7) A lot of credit for Barack Obama’s successful re-election in 2012 has been given to a data science approach led by a 100-strong analytics team. When will we see this in India? Paul: In 2013, I was a Data Science for Social Good Fellow at the University of Chicago. The…
  • Interview with our Data Science Team – Part 1

    Resident Blogger
    19 Jun 2015 | 2:47 am
    Housing’s Data Science Lab was one of the earliest teams at Housing. Data scientists on the team use advanced statistical and machine learning methods to produce better information for Housing’s users and our internal decision-makers. In the first of a two-part interview, Paul Meinshausen, Vineesha Budhrani, and Nitin Sangwan talk about a future enabled by data; and how it can be used to find the best batsman in cricket! Paul is VP of Data Science, Nitin is an Engineering Manager, and Vineesha is a Data Scientist at the Data Science Lab (DSL) at Housing. Q.1) Give us a short…
 
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  • Dog Friendly Restaurants

    William Morris
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:55 pm
    Dog Friendly RestaurantsDogs are family members for many people.  Having options of places to eat where you can take your dog is important to some people.  Whether you are looking for somewhere to walk your dog or if you just want your dog close to you, here is a list of restaurants that are dog friendly.Do you know of other dog friendly restaurants?  We would love to hear about them.  Please post them in the comment section below.
  • Great Scottsdale 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Rental with Garage

    William Morris
    9 Jun 2015 | 9:50 am
    6597 N 79th Pl. Scottsdale, AZ 85250$1,585Available for immediate move-in. Great Location! Two bedroom and two bathroom with a two car garage. Close to shopping, recreation, and all the amenities that Scottsdale has to offer. Open great room with fireplace and wetbar, dining room and eat-in kitchen, refrigerator and inside laundry with washer and dryer.For More Information and Pictures Click HereTo schedule a showing please contact me:William MorrisRE/MAX Omni Consultants(602) 740-1900william.morris.wm@gmail.comwww.williammorrisrealestate.com
  • Arizona Staycations

    William Morris
    8 Jun 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Arizona StaycationsNeed to get away?  Maybe you don't have the time or money to go on a vacation.  Arizona is a great place to do a staycation!  In the summer, many hotels have inexpensive rates and plenty of things to do.  Here are some suggestions for your next Arizona Staycation.  Book yours today!
  • Salt River Tubing

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

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

    Scott Costello
    23 Jul 2015 | 12:33 pm
    It was exhilarating when I first got the thought in my brain that I wanted to try real estate investing. I didn’t know about wholesaling or the many other types such as lease options or even probate. What got me excited was the thought of Money and Freedom. The other day I got an email from Todd Heitner. He has been reading my blog for a while and wanted to offer his words of wisdom on how he has achieved his real estate goals. It’s a great post that lays out a framework on setting the right goals and having the right mindset. You’ll enjoy this post for sure! In just a…
  • Getting Google Voice Messages into Podio

    Scott Costello
    8 Jul 2015 | 1:17 pm
    In an effort to completely automate my business (or at least greatly reduce my work), I’m trying out the process of integrating Podio with Google Voice. I want to automatically have a lead created when I get a voicemail. It’s a simple process and requires no other services (i.e. zapier, globiflow,etc). You basically just forward your Google Voice messages to your Podio App’s email address…Yup it has one. Actually each App has a separate email address. Below I’ll walk you through the process of setting this up, validating the email address and taking a look at a…
  • Hard Money Q&A with Investor Craig Fuhr

    Scott Costello
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:31 am
    This is part 2 of a two post series on hard money. In the first part I had a Q&A with Hard Money Lender, Jeff Hensel. In this post I wanted to get the other side of the coin and have an active investor’s take on hard money. For this I welcome Craig Fuhr. I’ve know Craig for probably as long as I’ve been investing. Excellent guy and even better investor. He had some great things to say about Hard Money below and I think you’ll learn a lot. Bonus Video !On a side note, watch this video of Craig taken back in 2009. Hilarity ensues about 1:45 in. Trust me it’s…
  • Hard Money Q&A With Jeff Hensel

    Scott Costello
    11 Jun 2015 | 7:33 am
    This post is going to be a two part series about Hard Money. Today’s guest, Jeff Hensel, is going to answer questions about Hard Money from the point of view of a Lender. Next week I will have an active investor, Craig Fuhr, answer the same questions from an investor’s point of view. I’ll be the first to admit that I know very little about hard money.  So when I was contacted by Jeff Hensel of North Coast Financial (www.northcoastfinancialinc.com) about doing a guest post about the topic I was a bit reluctant.  It didn’t really align with my site’s main focus.
  • Podio – Send Out Offer Letters with 1 Click

    Scott Costello
    22 May 2015 | 9:19 am
    I’ve been on the hunt for a good crm for my small business lately.  So my Podio experiment continues and this time I take on one of the scenarios that i mentioned in my post about creating custom Podio Apps.  One of my readers, Charles, asked if I could create a process that did the following… …Automatically create and send an offer letter to my Real Estate Agent when I change the status of one of my leads to Make Offer… I was able to create this process completely using a combination of Podio, Zapier, Globiflow and Lob. Here is a video demonstration of the entire…
 
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  • Reclaim Your Weekend: How Much is Your Time Worth?

    Chanda Gunter
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:48 pm
    Is managing your rental property yourself worth it? Have you calculated the actual costs to see the pros and cons of self-property management? It’s a relaxing Saturday afternoon being spent with your friends and family at the lake, enjoying an outdoor BBQ, water skiing, and fun in the sun. You decide to check your phone and there are 3 missed calls, a text message and voicemail from your tenant describing a flooded basement from a broken water heater. You call only to listen to a now irate tenant who is dealing with property damage and an unlivable environment. After packing up and leaving…
  • Top 5 Best Hot Air Balloon Festivals

    Chanda Gunter
    8 Jul 2015 | 4:38 pm
    Experience a Hot Air Balloon Festival Have you witnessed dozens of hot air balloons in the sky at one time? Hot air balloon festivals across the country offer breathtaking views of a kaleidoscope of colors in the sky, as well as a variety of fun activities for a great weekend getaway.  Here are 5 of the oldest and largest hot air balloon festivals held each fall. The Great Reno Balloon Race Reno, NV   Sep 11-13 This 3-day event is the largest free hot air ballooning event in the world. From its humble beginnings in 1982 with just 20 balloons, The Great Reno Balloon Race has taken flight…
  • Advantages of Hiring a Professional Property Manager

    Chanda Gunter
    18 Jun 2015 | 1:04 am
    Property Managers Do it Better? Hear it For Yourself! When Daniel Curran’s primary residence in Richmond, Virginia became a rental six years ago a friend suggested he use a Real Estate broker who did property management on the side to manage his rental. Daniel soon realized that was a mistake when he didn’t get the money due to him on time – first it was a couple weeks late, then a month, then even up to 3 months late.  He learned his real estate broker and part time property manager did not have the systems and processes in place to professionally manage his rental home. Daniel…
  • Lukas Krause Awarded Rising Star of 2015

    Chanda Gunter
    16 Jun 2015 | 1:34 am
    Lukas Krause, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Property Management Business Solutions LLC (parent company of Real Property Management), has been named among HousingWire Magazine’s 2015 Rising Stars. The HousingWire Rising Star program acknowledges the top 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who have driven their organization and their respective industry forward through their notable accomplishments. HousingWire describes this year’s winners as risk takers who act as change agents within their companies through their involvement in systems, processes or products. “I am honored…
  • Growing Marijuana in Your Rental Property: Legal in California?

    Chanda Gunter
    14 Jun 2015 | 1:08 am
    Inspections Crucial in ‘Marijuana County USA’ Humboldt County, California is known as ‘Marijuana County USA’ for its prominence as a marijuana-growing hub.  More than one-fifth of the county’s residents grow marijuana. What happens when you discover your tenants are growing marijuana in your rental property? Lee Marvel managed his rental property himself when he discovered his tri-plex had been transformed into an elaborate marijuana growing operation. According to Lee, “The property was a catastrophe. They had turned all of the units into a marijuana production house. The walls…
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  • Wood Wharf – Future Development

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

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

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

    sev
    7 Apr 2015 | 6:13 am
    The government has confirmed that landlords will be required by law to install smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms in their properties, under measures announced by Housing Minister Brandon Lewis. The move will help prevent up to 36 deaths and 1,375 injuries a year, according to the government and and is expected to take effect from October 2015. In 1988 just 8% of homes had a smoke alarm installed but now, even before the mandatory private rental sector measure, it is over 90% according to government. This is part of wider government moves to ensure there are sufficient measures are in…
  • Landlord Licensing; Everything you ever wanted to know

    sev
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:27 am
    A new interactive map has been launched by the National Landlords Association (NLA) to help landlords keep on top of the ‘disjointed and confusing’ licensing schemes within England and Wales. The interactive map provides landlords with a snapshot of local Landlord licensing rules across England and Wales, including fees payable for any mandatory, additional or selective schemes in their region, as well as outlining where proposals for new schemes are currently under consideration. The map supports the NLA’s Rent, Risk, Resolve campaign, which looks to help landlords mitigate some of…
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  • The Email Insights You’ve Always Wanted With Sidekick

    Kat Bremhorst
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:37 am
    Looking to track your marketing emails to a whole new level? Meet Sidekick. Sidekick is an extension for your Chrome browser that pumps up your email capabilities beyond your wildest dreams. It’s hard to know whether your emails are making an impact on your sphere when you’re sending them through Outlook or other standard email…
  • How Rude! The Three Words You’re Using in Emails That Make You Sound Like a Jerk

    Kat Bremhorst
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Have you ever gotten mad at someone for an email just because you read it in a particular tone? There’s no way to convey intended tone via email, but there are words that imply more snark than others. Audit yourself to see if you’re using these trigger words and infuriating your coworkers. Actually Try starting…
  • Bond, Hello Bond: Written, Not Stirred

    Carly Ramirez
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:21 am
    Cards are crucial to staying top of mind with your sphere of influence, but nothing says, “You’re just another name in my database” like a printed note. When it comes to thank you and holiday cards, handwritten is the way to go. If you have a huge database (which I sincerely hope you do), this could be…
  • Home Staging is Like Bar-Hopping…Really!

    Kat Bremhorst
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:04 am
    It’s always fun to learn with analogies, and this one is a doozy. In this educational and fun video, Leigh Brown talks how home staging isn’t that different from bar-hopping. Sounds crazy, yet effective. Watch and learn! via Inman
  • Success Guaranteed for the Long Haul

    Jonathan D. Nicholas
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:53 am
    The National Association of REALTORS® website suggests that NAR membership is approximately 1 million members strong. Over the last two decades the membership number has been as high as 1.4 million, and perhaps as low as 900,000 prior to the economic ramp up experienced in the early 2000’s.  To put this in perspective, we also…
 
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  • New Listing at Admiral's Cove July 28, 2015

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
     I'm excited today to talk about this new listing in Admirals Cove at 175 Regatta Dr. in Jupiter Florida. Just a couple of days on the market, this three bedroom and three bathroom home features 2536 ft.² with a lot size of nearly 10,000 ft.², right on the water in Admirals Cove Par A 1.  Built in 1992, this enlarged villa #2 model offers beautiful water views, a 37 foot boat dock, new roof, swimming pool and hot tub. The home boasts vaulted ceilings and skylights for natural light throughout. The professional kitchen features a breakfast area and sliders to a private…
  • 6 Keys to Selling Your Home in Today's Market

    24 Jul 2015 | 11:14 am
    According to the National Association of Realtors®, more than 4.25 million homes sold in 2011. That’s a lot of real estate and such numbers raise the question: How are sellers doing it? Because individual homes are unique, there isn’t one single strategy that works equally well for every property. The real trick is understanding that today’s marketplace is cash driven, quick and highly competitive. Owners who understand their local markets and work with a knowledgeable agent are those who are most likely to succeed. In March roughly one-third of all sales were cash,…
  • Renovating Kitchens

    24 Jul 2015 | 10:59 am
    Renovating Kitchens Linda Roth Conte wanted to expand her home to create a dream kitchen, but she didn't have the money. But she was desperate to do something. "I jerryrigged the place," Conte says, recounting how she had used thick tape to bridge the sizable gaps between her countertops and the appliances. But sometimes when she cooked, the tape melted and only glue remained. And she got bruises from pots and pans sticking out at odd angles. Last year, without adding an inch of space or new appliances, she transformed her kitchen with a better floor plan, taller cabinets, sleek lighting and…
  • How to Chose a Contractor for Your Remodel or Custom Build

    24 Jul 2015 | 10:51 am
    Choosing a Contractor Everyone's heard the horror stories — the contractor who rips out the back of a house, has a nervous breakdown and disappears, one day before the homeowner leaves town for vacation. Or the builder who never shows up on time, does poor work and overcharges. Home renovations don't have to be traumatic. With a bit of luck, and lots of preparation, homeowners can boost the odds for a happy ending. "We're working on the heart of a person's life. We're house doctors. Choose your doctor carefully," says Jerry Levine, a Washington D.C.-area remodeler with The Levine Group.
  • Bath Remodeling Tips and Ideas

    24 Jul 2015 | 10:38 am
    The Bath Kitchens may be the hearth of the home, but baths are an even more popular target for remodeling. Nearly a third of Americans, or 31%, want to remodel their baths compared with 25% who seek the same for their kitchens, according to a December survey of 4,000 readers interested in buying or renovating a home by Better Homes and Gardens magazine. Yet today's homeowners appear less interested in the grandeur of a master bath, with a separate spa-like tub, and more in its practicality. "They're not doing the McMansion bathroom. They're doing more intimate spaces," says designer…
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  • Rent to Own Home Scams in New York – How to Avoid Scams

    David Brown
    25 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Protecting Yourself in New York From Scammers: There are scammers marketing rent to own homes here in New York New York. Learn how to avoid them…Are you starting to look for rent to own houses in New York? Rent to own homes (also called lease option or lease purchase) has become a popular way of getting into a house when your financial situation has thrown your house hunt for a curve. But, you may have heard of some of the scams out there that have left lots of honest people out thousands of dollars instead of in a home of their dreams.  Some recent tenant deposit taking schemes,…
  • Are You Required To Buy The House In A Rent To Own Home Contract? – New York Rent To Own Program

    David Brown
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    A really common question and concern from people looking at renting to own a New York house is “are you required to buy the house in a rent to own home contract ?” at the end of the rental term. As an example… … lets say you found a great New York rent to own home and agreed on an attractive rent to own agreement (lease option) with the seller that looked like this… – $10k upfront – $1,800/mo – $200k purchase price option at the end of the 24 month rental agreement Under that example, you have the opportunity to purchase the home for $200k within 24 months…
  • Are New York Rent-to-Own Homes a Scam?

    David Brown
    16 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    If you’ve spent time driving around New York New York or browsing Craigslist or other sites, you may have seen advertisements that read, “Own a home for $500/month. No credit check!” While it seems too good to be true, local rent-to-own homes are a viable option that many New York residents are taking advantage of. But… Are New York Rent-to-Own Homes a Scam? In any business there are a few hucksters who aren’t doing the right thing that give everyone else a bad name.  But renting to own / lease option homes aren’t a scam and they’re a really great way for…
  • How Do Rent To Own Homes Work In New York?

    David Brown
    9 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    One of the first questions we get from potential tenant buyers of our local New York New York rent to own homes / lease option homes is “how do rent to own homes work in New York?” With a flooded real estate market, especially since the bubble burst of the mid-2000’s, rent-to-own homes have become a popular option for people who are deciding whether to purchase or rent a home. Renting to own offers advantages to both buyers and sellers. For the seller, they have steady income to make steady mortgage payments, while the seller has a period, typically a year or two to organize…
  • Active vs. Passive Real Estate Investing in New York

    David Brown
    9 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Active vs. passive real estate Investing in New York is different than other types of investment opportunities. When you invest in stocks, bonds, commodities and other types of securities, typically you will work with a broker who will collaborate with you to choose the best opportunities that will provide the type of payout you want. You can choose high-risk investments that have a bigger potential short-term payout or more conservative investments that pay smaller short-term returns but offer more long-term stability. Regardless of which type of investments you choose, you have very little…
 
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  • The New BOSA High-Rise Has A Name… PACIFIC GATE!

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

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

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

    Amanda Shelley
    13 Jul 2015 | 4:53 pm
    Our Year-to-Date Sales Report City Consulting Group has had a great first half of the year, and we’re proud to report that our biggest source of business, making up 46% of all closed sales, has come from our past clients and referrals! At the time of publishing this post, City Consulting Group had closed 24 […] The post 2015 Mid-Year Sales Report appeared first on City Consulting Group - A San Diego Real Estate Agency.
  • Just Sold – 9218 Shirley Drive

    Amanda Shelley
    13 Jul 2015 | 2:14 pm
    We are proud to announce that we just sold this beautiful La Mesa home for our clients Jim and Alice. Their 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home measuring 1,313 square feet was sold for $20,000 over list price prior to being listed on the market. We successfully closed escrow in just 2 weeks. Out of 162 […] The post Just Sold – 9218 Shirley Drive appeared first on City Consulting Group - A San Diego Real Estate Agency.
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  • Governor Cuomo Reveals Renderings for $4 Billion LaGuardia Airport Overhaul

    Dana Schulz
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:30 pm
    one moment please...LaGuardia Airport, NY, United States+ Expand- collapseAfter much anticipation, Governor Cuomo unveiled his plan yesterday to overhaul LaGuardia Airport, which he called “un-New York” in its current state. The $4 billion project includes consolidating the four terminals into one hub and moving the entire facility south the length of two football fields, according to Crain’s. Additionally, Cuomo’s controversial AirTrain, which will connect travelers to the 7 line in Willet’s Point, will be put into effect, as will a 24-hour ferry service that…
  • Eero Saarinen’s Iconic JFK Terminal to Be Reborn as the ‘TWA Flight Center Hotel’

    Diane Pham
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:20 pm
    one moment please...Jetblue T5, John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Queens, NY 11430, USA+ Expand- collapseFor the last 14 years, JFK’s most beloved structure has mostly languished vacant, reopened intermittently for public tours or to serve as the backdrop of some Jet Age fashion shoot. While there has been plenty of talk surrounding the TWA Flight Center’s transformation into a hotel, details have remained sparse until now. As Curbed has it, the city has finally revealed that MCR Development will be taking the reigns alongside JetBlue and the NYNJ Port Authority,…
  • $4.4M for Turnkey Updates and Designer Flair in an Historic Brooklyn Heights Townhouse

    Michelle Cohen
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    one moment please...73 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY, United States+ Expand- collapseAll told, $4.4 million isn’t really a lot to ask for a four-story townhouse in prime Brooklyn Heights–in fact, the longtime sales record-holder, Truman Capote’s former home at 70 Willow Street, sold for $12.5 million back in 2012 and was recently bested by the $15.5 million sale of a Cobble Hill townhouse. And this landmarked home at 73 Joralemon Street is no fixer-upper; quite the opposite. A top-to-toe, no-expense-spared redesign was just completed, helmed by designer Nick Olsen. Not…
  • Where to Find the NYC Haunts and Houses of Famous Writers

    Jason Carpenter
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:45 pm
    New York City has always been a hub for writers. Whether they were living in luxury or getting their start as starving artists, famous writers have lived and worked all across New York, and you can still see many of these writerly abodes today. Whether you’re a fan of the Beat Generation, Sci-Fi, or even Southern Gothic, you might be interested in tracking down a famous writer’s home. +++ Images courtesy of Sotheby’s Truman Capote ↑ This big yellow house at 70 Willow Street in Brooklyn Heights once belonged to Truman Capote, the author of In Cold Blood and Breakfast at…
  • Donald Trump’s Estimated Worth Is $2.8B; The ‘Brooklyn’ of Every State

    Diane Pham
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Donald Trump is estimated to be worth $2.9 billion by new accounts. Trump previously claimed $10 billion. [Bloomberg] Here are the Brooklyn equivalents of all the states. [Huff Po] Hockey Star Sean Avery lists his Hamptons house. [Curbed] After 40 years, the iconic Trash Vaudeville is leaving its St. Marks locale for a new space on 7th Street. [EVG] Images: Donald Trump (L); Brooklyn USA via Huffington Post/Thrillist (R)
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    The Zumper Blog

  • The 10 Most Luxurious Apartments In NYC Right Now

    Alexa Collins
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:41 pm
    We’re counting down the most expensive, most exclusive, most luxurious apartments for rent in NYC right now. Some have indoor pools complete with waterfalls that have LED lighting effects. Some have garages large enough to fit a single family home. Others provide a full line of concierge services where you can request a personal shopper or dog walker. If you want to see New York City living at its prime, take a look at our top ten favorite crazy expensive rentals available in NYC right now! 10. Tribeca – 3 bed, 2 bath, 3,820 sq ft, $30,000/month Listing: 16 Jay St #1, New York,…
  • The Five Best Affordable Houston Apartments Right Now (July 24)

    Alexa Collins
    24 Jul 2015 | 3:10 pm
    Here’s the thing about this week’s top affordable apartments in Houston. We’ve got five options for you, all under $600 per person! Every single complex is complete with a sparkling pool ready for you to cannonball into. Let us know which one is your favorite, because the pools in this bunch make it impossible to choose! 1. Great Uptown – 2 bed, 1 bath, $1,100/month ($550/person) 2530 Yorktown, Houston, TX 77056 Grab your toothbrush and some sweatpants, because that’s all you need when you move into this two bed, one bath apartment in Great Uptown. The apartment comes furnished,…
  • See The Cheapest And Most Expensive Austin Neighborhoods To Rent This Summer

    Devin O'Brien
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:37 am
    Austin rent prices have seen a steady increase of late, with new developments and further demand fueling a 13.5% appreciation in rents over the past year. Now the 18th most expensive market in the country, the city has jumped three spots since the last time we investigated prices. Looking closer, Austin’s one bedroom median increased 3.7% this June to $1,130, while two bedrooms also saw an appreciation of 5% in the month to $1,480. The city now comes ahead of Dallas, Baltimore, and Charlotte on our list of rent prices across the top 50 cities in the US by population.The map above shows…
  • Seattle’s Cheapest And Most Expensive Neighborhoods To Rent This Summer

    Devin O'Brien
    22 Jul 2015 | 2:43 pm
    In the past quarter, Seattle rent prices have dropped 3.1% to a median one bedroom price of $1,550, while two bedrooms were down 0.5% to $2,040. Though the market has seen a minor slide in the past few months, Seattle maintained position as the 10th most expensive market in the country ahead of San Diego, Philadelphia, and Portland in our list of the 50 largest rental markets in the US. The market this summer has been a story of hyperlocal trends. The most expensive areas to rent continue to be located around the Central Business District ($2,190), Belltown ($1,950), and Pike Place…
  • Boston’s Cheapest And Most Expensive Neighborhoods To Rent This Summer

    Devin O'Brien
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:37 am
    Despite a dip in rent prices, Boston’s apartment market remained the 3rd most expensive city in the country this past quarter, as one bedroom rents fell 2.2% to $2,230, while two bedrooms similarly dipped 3.3% to $2,600. When looking at asking rents for a one bedroom apartment, only San Francisco ($3,500) and NYC ($3,100) were higher priced in the period. At a neighborhood level, the most expensive areas for a one bedroom were located in D Street – West Broadway ($3,120), the areas surrounding MIT ($3,090), and Downtown Boston ($3,065). More affordable areas were found in…
 
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    Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088

  • Things to Leave Behind When Moving

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

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

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

    Anita Clark Realtor
    12 Jul 2015 | 12:11 pm
    What are Kathleen GA Homes Worth in June 2015 Consumers in middle Georgia want to know “What are Kathleen GA Homes Worth in June 2015“. That is understandable, especially if you are looking to purchase or sell a property in this community. With only 5 months worth of inventory in this sellers market, more inventory […] The post What are Kathleen GA Homes Worth in June 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • What are Centerville GA Homes Worth in June 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    12 Jul 2015 | 10:34 am
    What are Centerville GA Homes Worth in June 2015 Middle Georgia consumers have been asking “What are Centerville GA Homes Worth in June 2015″. Fortunately, they will get the answer to that question and several others in this Centerville Georgia real estate report. Sales started to climb again as both buyers and investors found homes to […] The post What are Centerville GA Homes Worth in June 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
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  • 25 ‘Five-Minute’ Real Estate Marketing Ideas That Cost Under $15

    Tyler Zey
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:10 pm
    Are you in a time-crunch but looking to squeeze a few extra minutes of marketing into your day? These 25 real estate marketing ideas are all accomplishable in under 5 minutes!     All realtors need leads, right? But we don’t all have unlimited resources. So, I’m going to try to limited todays 25 ideas to things that ALMOST everyone can accomplish in under 5 minutes and under $15. These real estate marketing ideas could be considered a little checklist for realtors looking to up the number of leads they get in a month. If you take 1 idea per day, you should be able to…
  • How To Get Your First 10,000 Real Estate Website Visitors [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Tyler Zey
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:09 am
    Why is it that over 90% of real estate searches start online, yet the vast majority of real estate agents experience little to no traffic? Simple: Real estate agents have relied too long on websites that are out of date. And have not adapted to the common marketing practices used to get more traffic online. The average real estate marketing plan has little to no emphasis placed with online leads. That is killing the industry.  A real estate buyer or seller today cannot easily find their local agents online. They simply can’t. And the fault for that resides 100% with the average…
  • The Anatomy of an Optimized Real Estate Website [Infographic]

    Tyler Zey
    25 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Being a real estate agent is becoming an ever harder career. And one of the top things I’m always asked is how to optimize your website, blog, or pages for Google. The thing is optimizing for Google can’t be a one-time thing. It has to be part of an overarching strategy to put helpful real estate content on your website. Why? Because more and more parts of the real estate transaction are happening online. Buyers and sellers are both making critical decisions about who to contact without any offline activities.  In fact, recent studies show that more and more of the buying…
  • How $12.50 Can Get You Real Estate Buyers Worth $8,000+ With Real Estate SEO Optimization [VIDEO]

    Tyler Zey
    24 Jul 2015 | 2:05 pm
    What’s the best type of lead you like to receive? My guess: It’s got to be a referral. Referrals in real estate simply trust you way more than any other type of lead. And they convert to clients at a much higher percentage. But, it can be really hard to get a bunch of referrals if you’re newer to real estate. So, today I’m going to show you how for about $12.50 per week you can create the same effect of having a huge referral network. But it won’t require you to have years of experience or a vast amount of connections. What’s the secret? 90%+ of online…
  • 30 Effective Real Estate Social Media Marketing Tactics To Work Smarter [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Tyler Zey
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    Are you struggling with real estate social media marketing? Don’t worry about it, because today we’re going to cover some of the best tactics you can use to see social media success. Today’s post is all about quantity of tactics. That’s very important because what works for a realtor in Boise, Idaho on social media will be vastly different than what works for an LA Realtor. That means you’re going to have a little homework today. (Scroll down if you want to see what that is…) Here’s the thing: Social media can be a very valuable asset for you…
 
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  • How Much Office Space Do I Need Per Person?

    Nathan Smith
    21 Jul 2015 | 1:32 pm
    The following post is copyrighted by Austin Tenant Advisors - . Trying to figure out how much office space you need per person is not an exact science.  There is a lot of inaccurate info out there so we have created a number of posts on office space needs educate everyone.  There are a number of factors that come into play such as your parking needs, office layout (open space vs hardwall offices), etc.  Landlords typically limit the number of parking spaces to 3 to 4 per 1000 sf, which means you would have to lease 250 to 333 sf per person………. which is overkill for…
  • 9 Mistakes Tenants Make When Leasing Office Space

    Nathan Smith
    17 Jun 2015 | 2:16 pm
    The following post is copyrighted by Austin Tenant Advisors - . When it comes to leasing office space many companies make a lot of mistakes, and in business mistakes equal to dollars. Below are 9 common mistakes that companies make when leasing office space and a few suggestions on how to avoid them. 1.  Know what you need. Are the spaces you are considering large enough to meet the needs of your company, employees and clients? Are they too large to be practical for your requirements, or too small to accommodate your equipment, personnel and other business-specific essentials? Many…
  • Why Won’t the Landlord Reduce My Commercial Space Rent?

    Nathan Smith
    16 Jun 2015 | 11:27 am
    The following post is copyrighted by Austin Tenant Advisors - . When you see a commercial real estate space (retail, warehouse, or office space) sit empty for months you would assume that the landlord would reduce the rent to get it leased out ASAP.  If the space was located in a down market you might have a pretty good chance of getting a sweet deal.  However if the space is located in a “HOT” market then you have a much less chance of that happening. What are some reasons why a landlord will not reduce commercial real estate rents? Some are just stubborn and not willing to…
  • How to Lease Commercial Office Space

    Nathan Smith
    5 Jun 2015 | 8:35 pm
    The following post is copyrighted by Austin Tenant Advisors - . Leasing commercial office space is a big step for your business and one of the largest operational expenses.  Knowing your potential commercial office space needs is very important before you begin shopping around. Steps to Leasing Commercial Office Space To determine which location is best for your commercial office consider where your employee talent will come from, where your competition is, what conveniences are nearby, and where your potential customers are located. Determine how many sf of office space you will need. …
  • Why it’s important to get Commercial Real Estate Property Inspections

    Nathan Smith
    5 Jun 2015 | 7:54 pm
    The following post is copyrighted by Austin Tenant Advisors - . One of the most important things you need to have done when buying a commercial real estate property is to have it inspected by an experienced and qualified commercial real estate property inspector.  You want to make sure you know what you’re getting before you buy it.  Some properties that look like great deals might really end up being a money pit later on when unseen issues pop up. Ideally you want a commercial real estate property inspector that is experienced in many different aspects of commercial properties and…
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  • Tips for Real Estate Investor Beginners

    Luke Fitzsimmons
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:05 am
    Many investors today tend to add real estate value to the portfolios they already have, but there are finer details that need to be considered before you can move on to actual real estate investment opportunities. Although this type of investment allows for a great deal of success, you will need to be properly prepared and aware of the market’s condition, limitations and specifics before you can call it a day. For a chance to have tenants moving into your properties or selling them for profit, you will need to be properly prepared. The following tips will give you more information you can…
  • How inheritance tax changes affect you

    Luke Fitzsimmons
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:46 am
    If you own property in London or parts of south-east England, changes to the inheritance tax system that will take homes worth under £1m out of the Inland Revenue’s reach will have come as a source of relief. When it comes to property values, what applies outside London shouldn’t necessarily apply inside the capital and it seems that the Chancellor George Osborne has finally cottoned on to this fact. The media is often quoted as saying that there isn’t a housing crisis except in London, where there isn’t only a shortage of property but prices start at around £400,000, says Nick…
  • More people expected to rent than buy by 2025

    Scott Hood
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:33 am
    The rise of generation rent over the past few years has been no secret. With the changing lifestyles of young people in the UK, a growing number are now happier to rent than buy a home. This reality has seen the number of homeowners in the UK fall consistently over the course of a number of years, now sitting at an all-time low of some 62 per cent. However, this is set to continue on the current trend for years to come, and according to one prediction, the next decade will see the volume of people renting exceed the number who actually own their own property. PricewaterhouseCoopers said that…
  • How a small investment can lead to large profits

    Scott Hood
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:14 am
    There’s a lot to be said for playing the long game when it comes to property investment. In years gone by, particularly in booming periods for the sector, it was the trend for people to try flipping properties – buy low, sell high in a short period of time. However, this sort of sentiment has drifted away in the last few years, and in a much more mature and generally stable marketplace, it has become more common for investors to purchase something with the longer-term goals in mind. Yields from rent take precedent over short term valuation rises, for example. Of course, yields are…
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    Home Seller Home Buyer

  • HOME BUYER: Episode 00020 10 Things You Need To Do Just Before Purchasing And Moving Into Your Home

    lfsanek
    26 Jul 2015 | 12:48 pm
    To Give Us A Review Click Here – For “Home Seller Home Buyer” Click On “View in iTunes” under the Album Cover – then when launch applications comes up select iTunes then click OK – Then Click on Ratings and Reviews Tab – Give Us A Number of Stars – Then A Review – Thank You In Advance After purchasing your home you will think now I am done, not so, there are items you need to take care of before you walk through the front door of your new home. Here are some the 10 Points You Need To Do Just Before Purchasing (actual signing of the…
  • HOME SELLER: Episode 00020 I’m Selling My Home Why Do I Need A Home Inspection

    lfsanek
    20 Jul 2015 | 12:21 pm
    To Give Us A Review Click Here – For “Home Seller Home Buyer” Click On “View in iTunes” under the Album Cover – then when launch applications comes up select iTunes then click OK – Then Click on Ratings and Reviews Tab – Give Us A Number of Stars – Then A Review – Thank You In Advance Do You Need A Home Inspection? Before you sell a home, one of the things you should do is to have the home checked out by a professional home inspector. Selling a home is expensive enough as it is – why would you choose to spend approximately $400 if…
  • HOME BUYER: Episode 00019 8 Cost-Saving Moving Tips for Moving Time

    lfsanek
    30 May 2015 | 9:09 am
    To Give Us A Review Click Here – For “Home Seller Home Buyer” Click On “View in iTunes” under the Album Cover – then when launch applications comes up select iTunes then click OK – Then Click on Ratings and Reviews Tab – Give Us A Number of Stars – Then A Review – Thank You In Advance  This Episodes sponsor is The Social Butterfly Media Marketing, if your interested in having someone doing your social media for you or your company and get help building your brand, you can learn more at their website at…
  • HOME SELLER: Episode 00019 Appraisals Why Get One

    lfsanek
    29 May 2015 | 8:09 am
    To Give Us A Review Click Here – For “Home Seller Home Buyer” Click On “View in iTunes” under the Album Cover – then when launch applications comes up select iTunes then click OK – Then Click on Ratings and Reviews Tab – Give Us A Number of Stars – Then A Review – Thank You In Advance This Episodes sponsor is Castle Dream Real Estate, if your interested in buying or selling property in the greater Tampa FL area you can learn more at their website at castledreamrealestate.com or email them by clicking on Castle Dream Real Estate, LLC…
  • HOME BUYER: Episode 00018 Home Buyers Should Consider These Questions Before Making An Offer

    lfsanek
    23 May 2015 | 6:17 am
    To Give Us A Review Click Here – For “Home Seller Home Buyer” Click On “View in iTunes” under the Album Cover – then when launch applications comes up select iTunes then click OK – Then Click on Ratings and Reviews Tab – Give Us A Number of Stars – Then A Review – Thank You In Advance This Episodes sponsor is Castle Dream Real Estate, if your interested in buying or selling property in the greater Tampa FL area you can learn more at their website at castledreamrealestate.com or email them at Castle Dream Real Estate, LLC Today’s…
 
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  • (DIY) Do It Yourself House Moving Checklist

    Abhishek
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:22 am
    We cannot deny the fact that, changing the location from one place to another is a complicated task. Whether it is home location or the office location, you will find so many issues regarding this. Are you thinking to relocate your house? Well, you must ensure that it will be stress for you and your family. It can be done very easily when you make a checklist and plan so that you can work accordingly. Generally, you have ample amount of time for moving which is enough for doing preparations. Many people take help of professional services for relocation that is quite expensive. You may be…
  • Useful Tricks of Packing for Moving to a New Home

    Abhishek
    14 Jun 2015 | 12:02 am
    Packing during a move is the most critical component of a move. Here are some tips to pack effectively for a move: 1.Pack according to need: A prerequisite to effective and efficient packing is peaking after sorting belongings according to requirement. You need to sort your belongings in the order of priority. This has two purposes, one you relocate only with the things you need and second you pack in the order of reverse priority. That is the things that you use everyday like your stove and the microwave is packed last. It makes the process easy. 2.Choose a professional: Getting professional…
  • Packing materials for moving house

    Abhishek
    31 May 2015 | 1:53 am
    Moving is an exciting but expensive and stressful execution. While your company may pay the bills for the shifting process, there will always be certain additional costs whose brunt you will have to bear, whether you do the shift by yourself or hire a professional company to execute it. However, there are certain tips regarding packing supplies which will aid in keeping your costs within limit. Packages While boxes are a must for your shifting process, it is not mandatory that you will have to pick them up from a professional company. You may take them from certain other sources as well,…
  • Tips to move wardrobe and heavy bookshelves safely

    Abhishek
    16 May 2015 | 10:47 pm
    Wardrobes are generally costly; they are a combination of bulk as well as beauty. A scratched or broken wardrobe spoils the look of your bedroom; so, transporting the wardrobe safely should be paid enough attention. Similar is the story of bookshelves. Your small personal library makes the house look many times beautiful. Damaging a small part of bookshelf during transportation sometimes make the whole structure unstable and ill looking. In the whole room, wardrobe and bookshelf are the bulkiest furniture and generally most difficult to deal with. But actually, nothing is difficult. All you…
  • How to Save Money for Moving Out

    Abhishek
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:35 am
    Relocating to a new place is a huge step not to be taken lightly. Thus, it is necessary that you plan cautiouslyfor the monetary aspects of moving out. Consider your adulthoodwith a view of moving out. Think wisely about why you need to move out. How will you manage the household chores and finances? Every aspect of moving out must be analyzed properly and then a decision should be taken in this aspect. Calculate your expenditure habits. Can the expenditure on your necessities be reduced? Using cheaper cell phone plans, taking public conveyance for daily travel can reduce your expenses a…
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    Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors

  • 5 Free Amazon Real Estate Investing Downloads

    Camille Baptiste
    25 Jul 2015 | 1:44 am
    Real Estate training books do not have to be expensive; in fact all of REIClub’s Real Estate Investing Books are located on Amazon and are FREE.  Have you asked yourself any of these questions recently: “How Do I Find Money to Get Started in Real Estate Investing?”, “How Do I Become a Real Estate Wholesaler”? [...]5 Free Amazon Real Estate Investing Downloads is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • The Number One Benefit of Fix and Flip Financing

    Ken Meyer
    13 Jul 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Fix and flip financing, also called hard money loans, sometimes conjures up images of boogeymen in pin-striped suits making obscure threats about what will happen if they don’t get their money back on time. Real hard money loans, though, are simply investments given to a real estate buyer by a business person who expects to [...]The Number One Benefit of Fix and Flip Financing is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • Turnkey Properties – What Real Estate Investors Need to Know

    Frank Chen
    10 Jul 2015 | 11:55 am
    Turnkey Properties Can Be A Good Investment Opportunity. Here’s What You Need To Know About Turnkey Property… Turnkey Properties – What Real Estate Investors Need to Know is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate InvestorsTurnkey Properties – What Real Estate Investors Need to Know is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • Why Real Estate Is the Right Basket for Your Retirement Eggs

    Dmitriy Fomichenko
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:53 am
    With the declining social benefits, retirement planning has been gaining more attention. Investors are now looking for new ways to invest and save for their retirement future. One of these new ways is investing in real estate with a self-directed retirement account, such as a self-directed Solo 401k or IRA LLC.Why Real Estate Is the Right Basket for Your Retirement Eggs is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • Dealing With Rejection: Ninety-Nine “No’s”, One “Yes”

    Todd Heitner
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:32 am
    If you’re starting out with real estate investing or if you’re just trying a new market or marketing technique, it can get discouraging.  Often it means getting rejected over and over again. None of us like to be rejected.  We want to be accepted and liked.  So hearing people say “No” over and over and [...]Dealing With Rejection: Ninety-Nine “No’s”, One “Yes” is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
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    Juwai.com > China News

  • Rich Chinese: Much ado about Europe

    23 Jul 2015 | 11:51 pm
    If there’s one thing that’s clear, it’s that Chinese investors are becoming increasingly enticed by the world-beating price growth potential in European markets. Despite short-term economic concerns, China’s growing market of globally-savvy property investors are also focusing on long-term investment opportunities afforded by Europe’s lifestyle standards, investor visa schemes, business potential, cultural richness and locational... The post Rich Chinese: Much ado about Europe appeared first on List Juwai.
  • Fang.com: A cautionary tale for Chinese buyers

    20 Jul 2015 | 11:35 pm
    Chinese property website Fang.com (formerly known as SouFun) recently drew flak when news of a lawsuit filed against them went viral in Chinese media and social media. A Chinese buyer, Ms. Qiu, purchased land in Florida via SouFun.com in 2013, only to realise she was duped after receiving the title deeds to another plot of... The post Fang.com: A cautionary tale for Chinese buyers appeared first on List Juwai.
  • Chinese drinking culture: 4 tips for success

    16 Jul 2015 | 9:15 pm
    Did you know? Drinking is serious business in China. In fact, the Chinese drinking culture in China is such an essential part of cultivating “guanxi” and forging successful business deals that it’s practically considered as part of the job. Since centuries ago, many important business transactions were accomplished around a banquet table amongst endless cups... The post Chinese drinking culture: 4 tips for success appeared first on List Juwai.
  • Chinese and overseas property: A generational choice

    10 Jul 2015 | 12:01 am
    While Xi Jinping has a China dream1, thousands of Chinese have dreams of their own – many which are increasingly rooted in a growing desire to invest in legacy home overseas. This phenomenon is not new. Born from their yearning to anchor both their current lifestyle aspirations and those of future generations, such dreams have... The post Chinese and overseas property: A generational choice appeared first on List Juwai.
  • Juwai releases Q1 2015 Global Property Index (GPI) Report!

    30 Jun 2015 | 4:52 am
    If you've been curious over how the international real estate markets have fared recently, then wonder no more – we’ve just released the latest Juwai Q1 2015 Global Property Index (GPI) Report! According to the latest GPI Report, the global housing boom is still going strong, if not even stronger. Out of the 38 housing... The post Juwai releases Q1 2015 Global Property Index (GPI) Report! appeared first on List Juwai.
 
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    Unique Living Property Blog

  • Enjoying Cultural Experiences When Staying in Your Luxury Villa in Cannes

    Unique Living
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:39 am
    When you think of glamorous and luxurious locations, Cannes is likely to be one of the first places that will spring to mind. It is for this reason that Cannes is such a popular location for people who are considering buying property abroad. However, if you are thinking of looking for a property for sale in Cannes, there is so much more than the glamour and luxury that you can expect from this fantastic location. It is also a great place for cultural experiences too, giving the region depth and intrigue. Here are just some of the things you can do and see when you have a luxury villa in…
  • Enjoying the Outdoors in Mougins When You Buy a Luxury Villa

    Unique Living
    13 Jul 2015 | 2:43 am
    Buying a property abroad may sound like a dream, but it is one that can be turned into a reality. If you are considering buying a second home or even making a permanent transition to enjoy a sunnier climate, then Mougins is a location that is definitely worth considering. There are many styles of luxury villas for sale in Mougins, making it a region that truly has something for everyone. Although there will be plenty of things that you can do inside your luxury villa to keep you entertained, the outdoors offers you a whole new set of options.  Golf If a round of golf is your idea of a day…
  • Top Reasons Why You Should Buy A Luxury Villa in Mallorca

    Unique Living
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:41 am
    Amazing holidays are often the inspiration for people deciding to look for their own luxury property in their favourite holiday destination. When people have enjoyed their time away from home, they begin to dream about spending more time in that location or even moving here on a more permanent basis. Mallorca is a popular choice for those who decide to turn this dream into reality. There are many reasons why people choose to look for luxury villas for sale in Mallorca; here are just a few: Fantastic climate One of the most appealing reasons that prompt people to buy property in Mallorca is…
  • Things to Do in St Tropez

    Unique Living
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:14 am
    St Tropez is not only one of the top destinations for tourists in France; it is also one that is commonly associated with luxury, style and class. If you want a chic and sophisticated lifestyle, then this is the perfect destination for you. Anyone looking for properties for sale in St Tropez can be assured that you will find many interesting activities to keep you occupied when you are in your luxury villa. Here are just a few of the options available to you. St Tropez Harbour If you are fortunate enough to have your own yacht, then this is likely to be somewhere you will spend a lot of your…
  • Rent or Buy: 5 Reasons Why Buying A Property is a Better Option Over Renting! [Infographic]

    Unique Living
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:55 am
    Rent or Buy?! This is the biggest challange when it comes to property investment. Most of the world millionaires today took the property investment route. The type of investment has many benefits including the monetary benefits, which accrue to the property owners. Property Investment is important and facilitates returns maximization from savings which accumulate over time. Most individuals like saving their earning portions without considering how small the amount is. Within time, these portions accumulate into a lump sum which they can invest in stocks, fixed, bonds, precious metals,…
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    Packing and Moving Ideas and Checklist » Packing and Moving Ideas and Checklist

  • Best and cheapest way to move long distances

    Abhi
    8 Jul 2015 | 8:49 am
    A move of a long distance can be due to various different reasons. It might be for personal reasons, for work or any short term related move as well which can prove to be very expensive. But there are many given ways in which a long distance move can prove to be very inexpensive. There might be considerable amount of help from friends and families or relatives, a point to be noted is that their help can be more useful than any professional mover can provide. The costs of moving generally depend upon the amount and number of furniture a person has and the quality as well sometimes. This works…
  • Moving and Packing Tips for Single Women

    Abhi
    10 Jun 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Packing your things and relocating to a new place can prove to be a nightmare especially if one lacks prior experience in relocation. Also, since relocation is a labour intensive activity, it can prove to be a challenge for anyone to tackle singlehandedly, specially woman. Here are a few thumb rules to follow while relocating: 1.Check your resources: A thorough analysis of all the required resources for relocation is mandatory for anyone who is relocating. Generally we deal only with the fiscal resources one has to invest but for a woman, there are plenty of other things to be considered. The…
  • 13 Best ways to make moving easier

    Abhi
    30 May 2015 | 1:38 pm
    The process of moving into a new house, though exciting, puts a person into a lot of stress and monetary stretch if not executed with a proper plan. The following ways will aid in providing an apt guidance towards making your shifting process a lot easier and seamless. 1. Starting Earlier – Nothing can be more harmful for the shifting process than lacking time for performing the necessary activities. Such a situation denotes that the cleaning and packing measures will not get the right amount of time that they deserve, which will mean a significant damage to the entire process. To resist…
  • Tips for Moving Home on a Budget

    Abhi
    17 May 2015 | 9:08 am
    Relocating your home can be a complicated and cost intensive processif not planned well. When you don’t plan your move well, you can’t keep a check on your miscellaneous expenses and consequently end up spending more in trivial agendas. Here are some tips to relocate economically. 1.Budget your move The first step to move within a budget is to make practical budget based on real time quotes from reasonable and reliable vendors or from online sources. Keep some cash handy for emergencies. Make initial estimates and understand your requirements. It is very wise to anticipate roadblocks and…
  • How to pack moving boxes properly

    Abhi
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:55 am
    Packing is always a complicated task while moving from one place to another. Thus one requires proper planning in order to shift items without any damage. Collect boxes one month prior to move so that you can plan things and pack without hurry. Here are the things to do for planning a move: 1. Gather boxes of different sizes to pack- Remember to gather strong boxes to carry different stuff and the boxes should always be of high quality, along with boxes certain things are necessary like wrapping sheets, Newspaper, Labelling stickers, Packing Tape, Marking Pens. 2. Use wadded newspapers or…
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    Lighter Side of Real Estate

  • 29 Next-Level Bedroom Accessories For The Lazy Person In Us All

    Lighter Side Staff
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Many of us live in a fast paced world of productivity and entertainment. As a result, our “down time” is very important to us. When you only take a day (hopefully two) out of your week to rest, getting the most out of your down time is key. Here are some accessories designed to help reduce how much effort you spend in the bedroom. 1. As if propping your head up and reading in bed wasn’t enough. Now these glasses will make it that much easier to read yourself to sleep. Via Amazon 2. Is it possible to fuse sports activities with laziness? Here’s a basketball goal that says “yes.”…
  • This Cliffside Concept House Is A Thrill-Seeker’s Dream Home

    Lighter Side Staff
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:10 pm
    Architecture usually has a spectrum of expression from very simple, to complex and “daring.” Brutalism (named after the French beton brut, or “raw concrete”) is a unique design style that somehow blends the simple with the extreme. While the design is daring, minimalism and flow are also emphasized. Brutalism was utilized mostly in the 1950’s to 1970’s. It was mostly utilized in government and education buildings, as well as high rises and shopping centers. Greek designers Laertis-Antonios Ando Vassiliou and Pantelis Kampouropoulos of Open Platform for Architecture have created a…
  • Competition In Real Estate Is A Given, But It’s Worse When You’re MARRIED To Your Competition!

    Lighter Side Staff
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:50 pm
    Meet Tim and Rachel Scheib. They’re a husband and wife real estate duo who love challenging each other. You may have seen their previous video, but in this one they’ve turned their collegiate basketball pasts into a healthy daily grind of who does what better and faster. Competition can be healthy if it increases creativity and productivity, and especially if you can get a good laugh out of it. Via Tim Scheib If you liked this video, you’ll love this other video they made: This Husband-Wife REALTOR® Team Shows You What It’s Really Like Working Together The post Competition In…
  • This Once-popular Flooring Style Is Making A Comeback, And I Can Definitely See Why

    Lighter Side Staff
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:50 pm
    As far as comeback trends go, here’s a perfect example of a home flooring style that’s just too good to leave in the past. It’s called “end grain flooring.” The idea is to use the cross section cuts of trees for flooring instead of lengthwise-cut planks. Turns out, this once-popular concept is making a comeback! See for yourself. You’ve probably seen end grain construction in wooden chopping blocks, like this one made of bamboo. Via Mod Remod Sometimes, you’ll see end grain in square cuttings, tiled into various structures. Here’s an example of an oak cutting. Via Mod Remod…
  • Home Buyers And Sellers: Listen To This Realtor’s PSA On How To Keep Your Agent Sane (And Sober)

    Lighter Side Staff
    26 Jul 2015 | 4:57 pm
    Phoenix Realtor Kristin LaVanway had something on her mind, so she created a public service announcement and uploaded it to Youtube in December, 2013. Although the video is a bit dated, her message is timeless. According to her, “The Phoenix real estate market has been brutal the last few years, especially for buyers and we real estate agents feel your pain. So we drink! But things are looking up for buyers these days, so it’s time to cut back on the sauce. Here are 5 tips for you buyers and sellers out there who are looking to raise the sobriety level among Phoenix real estate…
 
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    Todd Waller

  • Sunset Colors

    Todd Waller
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:22 pm
         The post Sunset Colors appeared first on Todd Waller. Related posts: Sunset Colors http://t.co/yppYvjw3AU http://t.co/3… Sunset Tobin Harbor Sunset
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    Todd Waller
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:18 pm
    Photo taken at: Van’s Beach The post Sunset appeared first on Todd Waller. Related posts: Tobin Harbor Sunset Sunset http://t.co/Rye12DB8Mm http://t.co/nCrgi8Wr… Sunset Colors http://t.co/yppYvjw3AU http://t.co/3…
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    Todd Waller
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:18 pm
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    Todd Waller
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:33 am
    Sunset Colors ift.tt/1LUgL9w http://t.co/3d9MkVvWm7 The post Sunset Colors http://t.co/yppYvjw3AU http://t.co/3… appeared first on Todd Waller. Related posts: Sunset http://t.co/Rye12DB8Mm http://t.co/nCrgi8Wr… Tobin Harbor Sunset Blue Skies http://t.co/mWddFmq2yW http://t.co/8N8e…
  • It might rain tomorrow! If it does, check out thes…

    Todd Waller
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:16 am
    It might rain tomorrow! If it does, check out these #Ypsi coffee shops you can duck into for cover: wp.me/PERgp-1gy The post It might rain tomorrow! If it does, check out thes… appeared first on Todd Waller. Related posts: It might rain tomorrow! If it does, check out thes… It might rain tomorrow! If it does, check out thes… It might rain tomorrow! If it does, check out thes…
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    Mary Menard

  • North Jersey Spec Home Builders Needn’t Compete with L.A.’s Newest

    menardgroup
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:18 am
    A Morris County “spec” home is a residence that has been designed and built by a North Jersey entrepreneur who has no pre-existing sales order. Morris County spec homes are bold ventures: they have to be built with confidence that the design and execution will be attractive enough to generate a sale. To return a profit that’s worth the risk, the sale has to be realized quickly enough to offset the considerable costs advanced. Dictionaries can be a little confusing about what “spec” is shortened from. Most ascribe it to “speculative,” but some (like Wiktionary) think it has to do…
  • Real Estate Investment-Single Home Rentals Make Real Estate Investment News

    menardgroup
    13 Jul 2015 | 8:59 am
    Real Estate Investment News Items Reflect Wide Gains Single Home Rentals Make Real Estate Investment News U.S. Report & Our Morris County Real Estate Investment Outlook   Last week’s reporting showed the same kind of upward movement that’s become commonplace for Morris County real estate investment news watchers. A standout: Corelogic’s finding that national home prices in May increased by 6.3%, marking the 39th consecutive monthly year-over-year increase. Actually, to a lot of us, that looked stronger than expected: the steady increase in U.S. sale prices had seemed to have…
  • North Jersey Homes for Sale Could Benefit from Brighter U.S. Outlook

    menardgroup
    6 Jul 2015 | 10:24 am
    Morris County Homes for Sale Get Boost from National Forecast North Jersey Homes for Sale Could Benefit from Brighter U.S. Outlook Expectations Mount for Uptick in U.S. Housing Market   Suppose you are a Morris County homeowner who intends to move to a different home eventually, but for the moment, you aren’t under any particular deadline pressure that would dictate when you have to put your home on the market. In that case, you’re likely to keep tabs on overall market conditions, awaiting what looks like circumstances favor those with homes for sale. Twice a year, the National…
  • Is that Sound You Hear the Morris County Mortgage Rate Alarm Bell?

    menardgroup
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:46 am
    Is that Sound You Hear the Morris County Mortgage Rate Alarm Bell? Heads-Up: North Jersey Mortgage Rate isn’t Standing Still Morris County Mortgage Rate Note (of Interest if You Like Money!) In case you set your alarm clock to go off when it was time to buy a home, that clang you may be hearing from somewhere in the distance could be it (figuratively speaking, of course). The reason has to do with the direction of Morris County mortgage rates (among others). Now, I realize this could come across a little bit like Aesop’s boy who cried ‘Wolf’ since a year and a half ago the experts…
  • Morris County Mortgage Rates on the Rise? Bellwether Signals Clues

    menardgroup
    15 Jun 2015 | 12:39 pm
    If you’ve ever had the kind of neighbor who is apt to borrow something (like your hedge trimmer), only to later complain about how it performed, you know how much patience it takes to hold your tongue. The Mortgage Bankers Association would be justified if they felt that way about me: I read their website, and sometimes quote it in posts about current Morris County mortgage rates—but it sure makes for dull reading! Anyway, with apologies to their (undoubtedly hard-working) writing staff, last week’s blog about national mortgage rates was as numbers-heavy as usual, yet still held a…
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    Motivated Seller Site

  • Cash for Homes in Columbia Buyers – Will I Get A Fair Price?

    mason
    25 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Time and money are crucial factors when you are selling your home. If you need to sell your Columbia house fast… there are local professional home buying companies who pay cash for homes in Columbia SC. Let’s dive into how you can sell your local Columbia house fast and get cash for your house in the process without having to list your house with a real estate agent, or wait months for it to sell. How Do Cash For Homes in Columbia Buyers Work? Finding reputable local Columbia house buyers who pay cash for homes in Columbia can be a daunting task. However, with a little research,…
  • Who can buy my home with cash in Columbia SC?

    mason
    18 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Need to sell your Columbia house? Here are 3 options for you depending on your goals.Selling a home in this tough economy is no walk in the park. If you are facing a foreclosure, then chances are you are grappling with the question, “who can buy my home with cash in Columbia?” Well, fret not! There are several options that you can explore when putting your home up for fast sale. Here are three most common options worth considering; however, if you need to sell your home fast for quick cash, then be sure to call Mason Buys Houses first at 803-602-4445. We have cash in the bank, and are…
  • Cash for houses in Columbia – how to sell your SC house for fast cash

    mason
    11 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Need to sell your local Columbia house fast for cash? Explore your options below…Yes, Local house sellers are still getting cash for houses in Columbia SC even in this real estate market.  Years back, selling a Columbia house for cash was quite easy and fun. All you had to do was hang a “For Sale” tag on your front yard and wait for potential buyers to call you… and sometimes you’d get 5 above asking price offers before dinner time. However, in today’s tough economy, coupled with an unstable (but stabilizing) housing market, just about everyone from homeowners to real…
  • Who are the cash house buyers in Columbia SC?

    mason
    4 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Who are those “cash for houses in Columbia” guys anyway? This article walks you through finding cash buyers here locally…You’ve seen the “we buy houses in Columbia” and “cash for houses” signs all around town when you’re driving around… even in other cities across SC… so who are these cash house buyers in Columbia SC?  Are they legit? How does it work?  Who should I trust? We’ll dive into these questions here in this article… and don’t be afraid if you have other questions to hit us up on our Contact page or…
  • Foreclosure Effects In Columbia SC – What Sellers Need To Know

    mason
    27 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Foreclosure is a nightmare to any family going through it irrespective of the reasons why they are about to lose their home. Today we are going to look at the foreclosures effects in Columbia SC and what local house sellers need to know. First we will look at the effects and the ways of easing them. Foreclosure Effects in Columbia SC to Sellers Loss of your home – Pretty self-explanatory here. The major end result of a foreclosure in SC is of course the loss of the home to the bank. Decrease in Your Credit Rating – Your credit rating will be lowered by the foreclosure. How much? It…
 
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    Share Your OfficeShare Your Office

  • Old Designs Make A Big Comeback In The Modern Office

    Connor Provines
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:58 am
    Why 2015 May be the Year to Bring Back Feng Shui in the Office When Liz Elam opened her first coworking space, Link, in Austin, TX in 2010, she rearranged the furniture every night after workers had gone home. She’s now down to once a week, and by her estimates in 2014, she has redesigned her office space over 350 times. Elam is the founder and previous president of the League of Extraordinary Coworking Spaces; she’s also the current executive producer of the GCUC (Global Coworking Unconference Conference) and has led her spaces with quirky humor and a clear concept. Elam is a strong…
  • Coworking Space in San Francisco’s Chinatown Sparks Debate Among Residents

    Connor Provines
    20 Jul 2015 | 12:47 pm
      Coworking Space in San Francisco’s Chinatown Faces Penalties, Possible Move At 950 Grant Avenue, in the heart of retail Chinatown in San Francisco, sits a building whose second story is a coworking space. 1920C has risen flags for the Chinatown Community Development Center’s staff since its inception. A female-owned business, the name represents the decade of the 1920’s, when modern women first came to prominence in regards to social change, innovation, and economic growth, according to their website; the C stands for community, and they hope that everyone who partakes in working…
  • Why Less Traditional Cities may be the New Real Estate Mecca

    Connor Provines
    17 Jul 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Bloomberg Cites Low Cost Cities as the new Trend in Real Estate In a Bloomberg report from earlier in the year,  Mitch Roschelle, a partner at the U.S. real estate advisory practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers, cited that the cities bound to grow are those with low start-up costs. “More jobs are being created in lower-cost markets,” Roschelle said. “These markets are going to be hot in terms of investments and new developments … Houston, Austin, Atlanta, Phoenix.” Bloomberg cites the USAA having placed $700 million in investments for office developments lacking current tenants. The…
  • How Accelerators are using their position to Improve Communities

    Connor Provines
    13 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Social-consciousness may be the future of accelerators ImpactHub   Socially conscious startups may just be the next big thing. With many locations across the country, Impact Hub, initially formed in London in 2005, is a social-conscious accelerator and coworking space for groups who demonstrate interest and dedication towards furthering their environment, be it people or plants. The Hubs are generally privately owned, but their San Francisco branch has expanded to create MissionHub, with intentions to create places in Africa and other locations abroad for coworking and good deeds. Good…
  • Our Interview With Stephanie Mills from Thrive!

    Connor Provines
    8 Jul 2015 | 12:19 pm
    In 2014, Stephanie Mills became community coordinator for Thrive in Denver, Colorado. Thrive is a coworking company with two eclectic spaces in the Denver area: one in Cherry Creek, and their brand new Ballpark location. Besides being a coworking space for individuals, the location offers a range of community activities that seek to bring workers together to escape the often isolating process of working alone. A UNC Asheville grad with a psychology degree, Stephanie is a Buffalo, NY native.The networking, mixture of administration and customer service, as well as people aspect of the…
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    Rentals London

  • When is the right time to rent an apartment?

    Rentals London
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:52 am
    Renting an apartment is an infuriating process. Luckily, there are a lot of ways to trim down your search that can save your valuable time and hard-earned bucks. Here, we have crunched some helpful information to unveil the best time of the year for apartment renting. Best months of the year for apartment renting May-September In America, most of the moves take place between May and September. This time period makes sense as kids are out of their schools on summer vacation, youngsters graduate from college and weather turns pleasant, and all these factors makes moving a very comfy experience.
  • A Mini Guide to London’s Best Parks

    Rentals London
    20 Jul 2015 | 11:25 pm
    The capital of England, London is usually thought of as being the perfect paradigm of plush urban life, which is often connected with being cramped and bustling. However, the city also presents an exquisite array of dazzling gardens, which are the perfect example of outstanding greenery and architectural prowess. Whether you want to melt that stubborn fat, wander around Mother Nature or just want to invigorate yourself, there is no better place than gardens.  Here we’ve compiled a list of our pick of London’s best parks for a little breathing space… Hyde Park The lovely Hyde Park is…
  • Rejuvenate Your Summer Visiting Camden Beach

    Rentals London
    14 Jul 2015 | 11:42 pm
    With so many folks are all devastated with the heated summer in London, the city has a perfect remedy to help people rejuvenate it in an amazing manner. No, don’t think we are pointing at any specific beach-based activities or something. We are talking about the Camden Beach which is returning this summer. Yes, it’s a time to cheer and getting prepared for the maximum fun since it is back in style in 2015 with the pseudo-shoreline of 900 square metres which is consisting of the weighty 150 tonnes of sand. You must be thankful to the innovative and creative team of Roundhouse which makes…
  • Gear Up yourself for City of London Festival 2015

    Rentals London
    24 Jun 2015 | 2:40 am
    In London, life seems to be a little more relaxing, a little extra rejuvenating and apparently, full of enthusiast. It’s its ambience beauty which smoothes the minds and soul both simultaneously. Seriously, being in London is no less than being in a dreamy ecstasy. That’s why people from far and wide, visit in tons to revivify their boredom life. If you too are looking for the same, “City of London Festival 2015” from 22 June to 10 July 2015 will be grasping your dreamy bubbles with their varied series of events, shows, arts and the venues-experiences. The 19 days long-running…
  • Father’s Day London 2015- It’s All About Treat Dads

    Rentals London
    19 Jun 2015 | 12:34 am
    He is your superhero. He is your Idle. He is your best buddy who loves you unconditionally. Yes, he’s the person who protects you from all rain and sun with his strong and caring nature. With father’s day is almost on our doorstep, we have no time left in making the day a biggest life-time affair. So, what are your plans? Are you all set with the thrilling ideas? If not then, here are some quick, easy and affordable father’s day activities which you can conduct to spellbind your father. Drink and Dine Dads, after  working for almost a whole day at a stretch, hardly get time to relax…
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    Fay Ranches blogs

  • Texas Ranch Real Estate Forum

    admin
    15 Jul 2015 | 8:48 am
    Three Intimate Roundtable Meetings Recently Held in Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas Discussed the Current Rural Land Trends in Texas and the U.S. Greg Fay, Founder of Fay Ranches Fay Ranches... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • NRCS Making $235 Million Available for Innovative New Conservation Partnerships

    admin
    3 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Bozeman, Mont., May 4, 2015—The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is making $235 million available through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) to improve the nation’s water... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Investing in Timber

    dludington
    29 Apr 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Veteran Land Broker Dick Ludington joined Fay Ranches in 2014, bringing his over 37 years of experience in timberland, conservation and recreational land transaction experience for public and private... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Hug a Sportsman - It's Earth Day

    jwatson
    21 Apr 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Hug a Sportsman - It’s Earth Day Internationally recognized “Earth Day” celebrated every April around the globe, arose from the environmental movement of the 1970’s. But from an outdoorsman and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sold! Fay Ranches’ Lewistown, MT Office Continues String of Successes

    admin
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:54 am
    Ranch Sales Associates Bill and Kim Boyce of Fay Ranches in Lewistown, Montana prove front-runners in Ranch and Land Sales. These significant ranches in Central Montana amount to over 15 thousand... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Moving Tips - Updater

  • Beginner's Guide: What NOT to Pack on the Moving Truck

    Admin
    15 Jul 2015 | 7:48 am
    Let’s be honest: Your movers pick up some of your most clunky, awkward-to-move items. Let’s not forget the time they managed to fit the living room sofa through the narrow doorway in the front hall, or the time they managed to completely dismantle the trampoline into one small moving box.While most moving companies will go above and beyond to move your stuff, they’ll still have a list of items that should stand clear of the moving truck. Whether the item’s on their moving truck blacklist (for things that are too dangerous or illegal to transport) or otherwise suggest that you move it…
  • 15 Essential Steps for Packing Food for Your Move

    Admin
    13 Jul 2015 | 6:18 am
    If you’re anything like most movers, packing up the kitchen will probably be the last and most challenging part of your move. First off, there’s the mystery canned meat in the back of the pantry, the expired food in the crisper drawer, and those protein shakes that are safe to eat but definitely a relic of your crazy diet circa 2001.Before you throw in the towel and decide to pack or toss everything in your kitchen cupboards, use this checklist to decide what you should throw out, how to move the items you’re keeping, and what should be passed on for donation.Target the near-expired…
  • Dreaded Roommate Conversations and How to Deal

    Admin
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:05 am
    Consider roommate drama as a rite of passage. Whether you’re fighting about who polished off the last row of Oreos, the state of the suspicious fungus growing in the shower, or the boyfriend who seems to never leave, the first step to relief is to admit that there’s trouble brewing in paradise. In other words, don’t let your minor (or major) frustrations fester, and plan on taking action.Step two? Create an actionable plan for communicating boundaries with your roommate, like how you want to share kitchen utensils. While you and your roommate may not turn out to be life-long friends,…
  • Complete Guide: How to Move Out of Your Parents' House the Right Way

    Admin
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:08 am
    That’s it: You’re officially an adult. You’ve graduated from college, landed your first (part-time) job and have finally abandoned your college diet of beer, pizza, and that unidentifiable cheese snack. With all of your ducks in a row, you’re finally ready to take the plunge: Move out of your parents’ house.Whoa, not so fast.While most young people romanticize moving out of their parents’ pad, what’s so often lost is the full amount of responsibilities (and expenses) that adulthood entails. Where are you going to stay? How are you going to pay the rent? How do you plan to…
  • How to Host a Successful Yard Sale in 11 Easy Steps

    Admin
    27 Jun 2015 | 11:04 am
    If moving looms anywhere close in your near future, planning your yard sale in advance is a must. As simple as one sounds, yard sales require a definite strategy if you want to maximize your traffic (and earnings!). Follow this guide to learn how to host a successful yard sale so you make the most out of all the time and energy you'll need to put into it.START SORTING EARLYThe night before is the last time that you'll want to sift through the family heirlooms in the attic. Instead, start the process a few weeks prior to your move. Set aside a place in the garage or the basement…
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    RENTCafe rental blog » Rental Market

  • High Demand Pushes Rental Market to New Heights, Affordability Deteriorates

    Ama Otet
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:29 am
    The country’s rental market is booming, with an increase in rental households, rising rents, and low vacancy levels recorded in most metros across the U.S. Average rent hit a record The post High Demand Pushes Rental Market to New Heights, Affordability Deteriorates appeared first on RENTCafe rental blog.
  • What You Can Rent for $1,000 a Month (or Less) in Dallas

    Ama Otet
    23 Jul 2015 | 4:10 am
    Average asking rent in Dallas, Texas in June 2015 was around the $1,000 mark, according to Yardi Matrix. That’s not bad considering Dallas is the fourth most populous city in The post What You Can Rent for $1,000 a Month (or Less) in Dallas appeared first on RENTCafe rental blog.
  • The Mind-Boggling Transformation of Brooklyn over the Last 8 Years

    Ama Otet
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:42 am
    Brooklyn is a cultural hub, a culinary nucleus, and a real estate giant. It is filled with interesting people and outstanding streets. The borough is the go-to place for New The post The Mind-Boggling Transformation of Brooklyn over the Last 8 Years appeared first on RENTCafe rental blog.
  • Rent Growth Breaks Records for June 2015 Led by West Coast and Sunbelt Markets

    Ama Otet
    16 Jul 2015 | 6:36 am
    Fueled by high-demand from Millennials as well as prosperous job growth and favorable demographics, rent growth hit an all-time high during the month of June, according to the Matrix Monthly survey, The post Rent Growth Breaks Records for June 2015 Led by West Coast and Sunbelt Markets appeared first on RENTCafe rental blog.
  • Real Estate Billions: Where the Money Goes

    Ama Otet
    13 Jul 2015 | 5:55 am
    The real estate industry is a huge business which involves big spending and generates billions of dollars in revenue. But how much is a lot these days, and how do The post Real Estate Billions: Where the Money Goes appeared first on RENTCafe rental blog.
 
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    Multi-Housing News Online

  • Dobie Center Gets its Second Wind

    Anca
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:25 pm
    By Anca Gagiuc, Associate Editor The Dobie Center Forty-three years after opening, Dobie Center has a promising future ahead. San Francisco-based Fowler Property Acquisitions recently acquired the 27-story high-rise near the University of Texas campus and plans to rebrand it Dobie 2021. The Carlton Group of New York sold the property at 2012 Guadalupe St. for an undisclosed price. Senior managing director Tucker Knight and managing director Corby Chaffin of Berkadia handled the financing and told Bisnow that the deal’s financing generated substantial interest from banks and life…
  • Hines Goes Back to the Future

    Ioana
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:06 pm
    By Ioana Neamt, Associate Editor T3 – 316 Third Ave North A groundbreaking office building developed by Hines is under construction in downtown Minneapolis. Designed by Michael Green Architecture of Vancouver in collaboration with DLR Group, the 220,000-square-foot office building will be the first commercial property in the United States to use engineered wood for both its structure and interior, as Commercial Property Executive reported last fall. Located at 316 Third Ave. N. in the North Loop, the seven-story building is dubbed T3 to reflect the key elements of timber, transit and…
  • Seattle Investor Firm Comes Back for Seconds

    Liviu Oltean
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:43 pm
    By Liviu Oltean, Associate Editor Security Properties clearly likes Las Vegas. The Seattle-based firm recently announced its second acquisition in the area: Verona Apartment Homes, a 275-unit, Class A multi-family community in Henderson. The asset was acquired for $40 million through the firm’s Security Properties Multifamily Fund II. Verona Apartment Homes Located at 6765 Tulip Falls Drive in the Henderson East submarket, the property features a resort-style pool and spa, controlled-access gates, a clubhouse with a second story fitness center, a snack bar, and a shop. Verona Apartment…
  • Student Housing Investment Opportunities Draw Investors to Liverpool

    JessicaF
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:03 pm
    By Adriana Pop, Associate Editor Liverpool, UK—Knight Frank has facilitated the sale of the student accommodation property Europa in Liverpool on behalf of Aprirose. The company acquired the asset from Knightsbridge Student Housing Ltd. for $56.67 million (£36.35 million), reflecting a net initial yield of 5.25 percent. The community was developed by Watkin Jones Group in 2009. The 127,951-square-foot purpose built property is leased to Nicelook Limited guaranteed by Watkin Jones on a term of 15 years. It provides a total income of about $3,148,273 (£2,019,285) per year, and has been…
  • Despite High Prices, San Fransico Condos Enjoy Strong Demand

    JessicaF
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:55 am
    By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor San Francisco—In a measure of the strong demand for condos in the Bay Area, The Mark Co. reports that it has sold out five San Francisco condominium developments, with total sales volume of more than $212 million. The sellouts included Amero in Cow Hollow; 870 Harrison in the central South of Market district; 8 Octavia in Hayes Valley; Thirty Five Dolores in the Mission Dolores neighborhood; and the first phase of The San Francisco Shipyard, a master-planned community in Hunters Point. According to The Mark Co., Amero achieved an overall price per…
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    Cash Flow Diaries

  • July 2015 Net Worth Update (+ $11,374)

    cashflowdiaries
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:42 am
    This is my official Net Worth Update for July 2015.   Below are my actual numbers for ALL my investments and liabilities as of 7/26/2015.  Explanations and quick summary below chart.       NET WORTH:  $330,273   Quick Summary:  +$11,734 My net worth grew by $11,374.  I was actually expecting a smaller increase due to a […] The post July 2015 Net Worth Update (+ $11,374) appeared first on Cash Flow Diaries.
  • How To Get More Than 4 Mortgages

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    23 Jul 2015 | 7:46 am
    For all of you worried about getting your first mortgage or having more than one,  just compare yourself to me for a quick reality check.  I have six mortgages right now!   Yes!  Six whole mortgages. The thought of having even more than one is scary for sure but if you are confident about what you are […] The post How To Get More Than 4 Mortgages appeared first on Cash Flow Diaries.
  • 5 Great Debt Destroying Tips

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    20 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Well folks, today I am out of the country enjoying vacation.  I was lucky enough to have Nate Vickery contact me about a guest post and the timing couldn’t be better.  Please check out the awesome post and comment below.   Nate M. Vickery is a business consultant from Sydney, Australia. His passion are finance, […] The post 5 Great Debt Destroying Tips appeared first on Cash Flow Diaries.
  • Top 8 FREE Real Estate Investing Books

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    16 Jul 2015 | 6:51 am
    You have probably noticed a trend here on my blog that it heavily concentrates on real estate investing.   And this is because it is true, my plan to retire early and build enough passive income to financial freedom will come from investing in real estate.  I am a buy and hold investor but I […] The post Top 8 FREE Real Estate Investing Books appeared first on Cash Flow Diaries.
  • Is Buying a Turnkey Property More Expensive Then Doing It Yourself?

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    13 Jul 2015 | 6:56 am
    Do turnkey rental properties really cost more than buying a fixer upper, rehabbing it yourself and renting it out?  That is the age-old question and it is assumed that it is always cheaper to do it yourself. The quick answer is that in most cases if experienced, yes it would be cheaper to do it yourself. […] The post Is Buying a Turnkey Property More Expensive Then Doing It Yourself? appeared first on Cash Flow Diaries.
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  • What to be aware of before you place an offer via a real estate agency and when you sign a contract

    23 Jul 2015 | 9:09 am
    If an agent showed a flat you’ve liked there are a few things you should check before you say “Yes, I would like to place an offer”: Deposit Check with the agent how much deposit the landlord is asking. Typically it should be four to six weeks’ rent. Sometimes a landlord asks for eight weeks’ rent. This is a significant sum already. For me this is a warning sign. When a potential landlord does not follow standard market practice it makes me nervous. It signals to me that I might have trouble with him/her later.  Plus, it’s a lot of money! Break…
  • What to do when you think you won’t pass a reference check

    16 Jul 2015 | 8:26 am
    When I found my first flat to live in London I could not easily prove that I was a reliable tenant of good character. I could not present any data for a credit check as I did not have a UK bank account. I could not open a bank account; for that I needed a residential address, which I did not have as I needed to rent a place first. My ex-landlord moved to another country and did not reply to emails. The only thing I could show was the Human Resources contact details of the company where I found a job. It was my third week at work. If I’d rented a flat via an agency the limited…
  • What’s better: to rent via a real estate agency or directly from a landlord ? (Part 2)

    8 Jul 2015 | 10:55 am
    Pros and Cons of renting a flat directly from a landlord Pros: 1.  No extra fees. This is the major benefit of renting via a landlord directly. You won’t pay any       administration fees usually charged by an agency. This will help you save around £400-600 in total. 2.  You know what to expect. Of course, any landlord wants to present his/her flat at its best. However,         not many of them hire professional photographers whose photos create an illusion that the flat is twice…
  • what's better: to rent via a real estate  agency  or directly from a landlord ? (part 1)

    30 Jun 2015 | 10:55 am
    The most common ways to rent a flat are via an agent or via a landlord directly. There are pros and cons in both cases. Renting a flat via a real estate agency: Pros:  1. Lots of options. Some real estate agencies have a big database. They can suggest a few options for viewings right after you have registered your interest. 2.  Priority access to new listings. The real estate market is so dynamic that sometimes new offerings don’t reach the advertising stage. When a new flat comes on the market to arrange viewings real estate agents will first call potential…
  • Cold  Flats

    8 Jun 2015 | 11:49 am
    When you go to view a flat it is normally presented at its best. Plus, statistically most viewings happen in the summer. In this situation it is difficult to understand if a flat is going to be warm in the winter. There are a few tips which can help you: 1. A roof flat. Looks very romantic and cosy. However, it can be very cold in the winter and very hot in the summer.  2. These types of houses normally don’t have insulation, which means that heat escapes through the walls. Most houses built before the 1990s don’t have insulation (though more and more landlords…
 
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