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  • Adding value to your property

    ExpertView Blog
    realestateview.com.au
    1 Dec 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Adding value to your property: What does it mean and how can you do it Any reasonable vendor will want to get the highest price for their house come open or auction day. It’s a no- brainer. But how... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Holiday Tree Safety

    New Hope Homes For Sale | New Hope Homes
    financemyhome1
    2 Dec 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Fresh holiday trees are beautiful, smell great and really add to the spirit of the season. Following some proven safety tips might help you avoid a disaster and keep the Grinch away. • Select a tree with fresh green needles that don’t fall off when touched or when the trunk is tapped on the ground. • When trees are cut too early, they have a greater risk of drying out and can become more dangerous especially with electrical lights. • Cut 1” to 2” off the base of the tree before placing it in the stand to facilitate it drawing water to the limbs and quills. • Trees require water…
  • A Modern Rebel in Old Charleston

    WSJ.com: Real Estate
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:35 am
    A traditional Southern townhome gets a dramatic makeover
  • When a Mortgage Hinges on Home Values

    WSJ.com: Real Estate
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:01 pm
    A home appraisal that comes in low can reduce the amount a home-buyer can borrow for a mortgage; why the loan-to-value ratio matters.
  • Real estate video’s next step

    1000watt
    Joel Burslem
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Long time readers of this blog and my previous website, the Future of Real Estate Marketing (RIP), will know that I have been a passionate advocate for video in real estate for many, many years. To me — admittedly, a wannabe film student — it always felt like the stories in real estate were underserved by previous media on the Web. Text and photos can only capture so much of the richness in this category. It’s why when, in 2010, New York-based luxury brokerage Houlihan Lawrence called 1000watt to produce a series of short films about the cities and towns they served, we leapt at…
 
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    Commercial Real Estate News

  • Land deal closes for $200 million West Dallas development near Trinity Groves

    Candace Carlisle
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:12 pm
    A $200 million mixed-use development near Trinity Groves in West Dallas is one step closer to being realized after a Dallas-based group closed on a 25-acre tract along Singleton Boulevard on Thursday. Stonelake Capital Partners purchased the property for a residential-anchored development at 1000 Singleton Blvd. at the southwest corner of Singleton Boulevard and Sylvan Avenue. Dallas-based StreetLights Residential is working with Stonelake on the development. HFF's Ben Beaird represented the…
  • Lex Brodies joins Hawaii businesses evacuating Pahoa ahead of lava flow

    Bill Cresenzo
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:54 pm
    The Lex Brodies Tires store in Pahoa on Thursday joined Malama Market, Ace Hardware, and other businesses packing up and moving operations ahead of the lava flow from Kilauea volcano headed toward the Pahoa Marketplace on Hawaii's Big Island. "They are moving what they can," said Ryan Reese,the manager of Lex Brodie's Tires in Hilo, referring to the employees at Lex Brodie's tire store at the Pahoa Marketplace, who were moving their operations to the Hilo store. Donald Adkins, manager of the 8,000-square-foot…
  • After county rejects O'Donnell offer, Northwestern Mutual plots parking west of HQ

    Rich Kirchen
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Northwestern Mutual wasted no time moving beyond the Milwaukee County Board's rejection of the company's proposal to buy O'Donnell Park by announcing it intends to build a mixed-use development immediately west of its downtown Milwaukee campus. The Milwaukee County Board on a 9-8 vote rejected the proposed sale of the O'Donnell Park parking structure to Northwestern Mutual that would have served employees in the company's new office tower being built on East Wisconsin Avenue. Opponents of the deal…
  • St. Pete denies Rays' search for new stadiums

    Wade Tyler Millward
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:37 pm
    A majority of the St. Petersburg City Council voted not to accept an agreement letting the Tampa Bay Rays search for a new stadium. The vote was five nays to three yays late Thursday. Proponents of the agreement between Mayor Rick Kriseman and the Major League Baseball team hailed it as the best chance to keep the Rays in the Tampa Bay area, including in the city of St. Petersburg. Opponents of the agreement saw it as the Rays getting a clean getaway. Without baseball, "there won't be anything…
  • Conservative group asking Dublin for records on Bridge Street District projects

    Brian R. Ball
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:16 pm
    A big public records request is the latest twist in the Bridge Street District redevelopment saga. Dublin residents associated with the conservative political group Americans for Prosperity are seeking city documents related to public roads and other infrastructure improvements tied to various Bridge Street District projects. "We have been contacted by a number our activists in Dublin who are concerned about the current direction of the Bridge Street Corridor project," Eli Miller, Americans for…
 
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    Paper Economy

  • Reading Rates: MBA Application Survey – December 17 2014

    SoldAtTheTop
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:52 am
    The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) publishes the results of a weekly applications survey that covers roughly 50 percent of all residential mortgage originations and tracks the average interest rate for 30 year and 15 year fixed rate mortgages as well as the volume of both purchase and refinance applications. The purchase application index has been highlighted as a particularly important data series as it very broadly captures the demand side of residential real estate for both new and existing home purchases. The latest data is showing that the average rate for a 30 year fixed rate…
  • New Residential Construction Report: November 2014

    SoldAtTheTop
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:01 am
    Today’s New Residential Construction Report showed notable declines to both permits and starts with total permit activity declining a notable 5.2% since October while total starts declined 1.6% over the same period.Single family housing permits, the most leading of indicators, declined 1.2% from October to 639K single family units (SAAR), and declined 0.9% below the level seen in November 2013 and still remained well below levels seen at the peak in September 2005.
  • Homebuilder Blues: NAHB/Wells Fargo Home Builder Ratings December 2014

    SoldAtTheTop
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:53 am
    Yesterday, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) released their latest Housing Market Index (HMI) showing that assessments of housing activity went flat in December with the composite HMI index falling slightly to 57 from 58 the prior month while the "buyer traffic" index remained at a level of 45.
  • Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization: November 2014

    SoldAtTheTop
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:48 am
    Yesterday, the Federal Reserve released their monthly read of industrial production and capacity utilization showing an increase in November with total industrial production rising 1.26% since October and climbing 5.21% above the level seen in November 2013. Capacity utilization also rose increasing 0.9% from October and 1.13% above the level seen in November 2013 to stand at 79.34%
  • Retail Sales: November 2014

    SoldAtTheTop
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released its latest nominal read of retail sales showing improving activity in November with sales increasing 0.7% from October and rising 5.1% on a year-over-year basis on an aggregate of all items including food, fuel and healthcare services. Nominal "discretionary" retail sales including home furnishings, home garden and building materials, consumer electronics and department store sales improved, rising 1.03% from October and 4.29% above the level seen in November 2013 while, adjusting for inflation, “real” discretionary retail sales increased 0.8%…
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    Residential Real Estate News

  • Land deal closes for $200 million West Dallas development near Trinity Groves

    Candace Carlisle
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:12 pm
    A $200 million mixed-use development near Trinity Groves in West Dallas is one step closer to being realized after a Dallas-based group closed on a 25-acre tract along Singleton Boulevard on Thursday. Stonelake Capital Partners purchased the property for a residential-anchored development at 1000 Singleton Blvd. at the southwest corner of Singleton Boulevard and Sylvan Avenue. Dallas-based StreetLights Residential is working with Stonelake on the development. HFF's Ben Beaird represented the…
  • Conservative group asking Dublin for records on Bridge Street District projects

    Brian R. Ball
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:16 pm
    A big public records request is the latest twist in the Bridge Street District redevelopment saga. Dublin residents associated with the conservative political group Americans for Prosperity are seeking city documents related to public roads and other infrastructure improvements tied to various Bridge Street District projects. "We have been contacted by a number our activists in Dublin who are concerned about the current direction of the Bridge Street Corridor project," Eli Miller, Americans for…
  • Super yachts, philanthropist pot and an inspiring story: Behind the scenes of my favorite stories of the year

    Patti Payne
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:51 pm
    With 2014 winding down, I looked back over the more than 350 stories - three in my weekly print column and at least three every week online. It's hard to say which are my favorites. Each story is important to me when it's written. What is truly important, and the main thread through all the reminiscing and rehashing of the year gone by, is my continual gratitude for the relationships built with you, the readers. For those of you I know, and to those of you that I don't know, a heartfelt thanks for…
  • Texas company muscles into Capitol Hill apartment development scrum

    Marc Stiles
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Don't mess with Texas, the saying goes. On Seattle's Capitol Hill, a Dallas apartment development company isn't messing around. On Monday, Mill Creek Residential, which has a Bellevue office, not only bought a large property but started building a six-story apartment project on the land at 1427 11th Ave., next to the Wildrose bar, a neighborhood institution, and across the street from the new Chophouse Row mixed-use office project. The 135-unit apartment project, which is called Modera Capitol…
  • Federal energy regulators will wade into Boulder-Xcel battle

    Cathy Proctor
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:51 pm
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the agency that oversees interstate movement of electricity, natural gas and oil, said Thursday that its approval is necessary before Boulder can acquire any assets that currently belong to Xcel Energy Inc. Boulder and Xcel (NYSE: XEL) have been battling for years over the city's plan to condemn portions of Xcel's electricity grid in and around the city to set up its own municipal utility for its residents. FERC, in a decision announced Thursday,…
 
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    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines

  • Uber's fight of California data-sharing rule highlights its bumpy road

    18 Dec 2014 | 4:33 pm
    By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber argued Thursday that it should not have to turn over ride data in a California regulatory standoff that shows how the transportation service is falling afoul of officials who could threaten its expansion. The issue, which is being heard in a California administrative court and whose outcome will not be known until next year, pits Uber against the California Public Utilities Commission. ...
  • Journalist sues over arrest at protest in Ferguson, Missouri

    18 Dec 2014 | 4:25 pm
    By Daniel Wallis (Reuters) - A Washington-based journalist has sued St. Louis County and one of its police lieutenants, saying his rights were violated when he was arrested while covering protests over the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, court papers showed. Gerald Yingst, a reporter and producer with News2Share, also accuses police of defaming him by announcing his arrest on Twitter and saying he had refused a commander's order to clear the street, damaging his professional reputation. A St. ...
  • Report: Death sentences, executions continue to drop

    18 Dec 2014 | 2:27 pm
    The Death Penalty Information Center says the number of executions in 2014 was the lowest it’s been in 20 years.
  • Accused Boston marathon bomber makes first appearance since 2013

    18 Dec 2014 | 2:25 pm
    The scene that unfolded in a federal courtroom in Boston on Thursday was Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s first public appearance in 17 months. The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, said just five words in the final hearing before his trial begins in January on charges that he, along with his older brother, set off two deadly bombs near the marathon finish line in April 2013.
  • Report: Secret Service needs more, better-trained agents

    18 Dec 2014 | 2:05 pm
    After a prostitution scandal and consternation over how a fence-jumper at the White House got deep into the presidential mansion before he was stopped, the Secret Service needs to make sweeping changes like building a taller fence, hiring many more agents and stepping up their training, an independent commission says.
 
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    Commercial Property Executive

  • Pulte, Woodside Sign On as Skye Canyon’s First Homebuilders

    Alex Girda
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:26 pm
    By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Last summer, renewed interest from developers breathed new life into several master-planned communities that had been dormant for years. In a milestone for the Las Vegas Valley market, Pulte Homes and Woodside Homes are the initial two homebuilders to commit to developing sites in Skye Canyon, the first major residential project of its kind to break ground in the valley since the recession. According to Olympia Cos., master developer of the 1,700-acre community, the two builders acquired 80 acres of land between them.  One of the nation’s largest…
  • Pulte, Woodside Sign On as Skye Canyon’s First Homebuilders

    Alex Girda
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:26 pm
    By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Last summer, renewed interest from developers breathed new life into several master-planned communities that had been dormant for years. In a milestone for the Las Vegas Valley market, Pulte Homes and Woodside Homes are the initial two homebuilders to commit to developing sites in Skye Canyon, the first major residential project of its kind to break ground in the valley since the recession. According to Olympia Cos., master developer of the 1,700-acre community, the two builders acquired 80 acres of land between them.  One of the nation’s largest…
  • INTERNATIONAL: Katara to Build $1.6B Silver Pearl Hotel in Qatar

    annas
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:57 pm
    By Ioana Neamt, Associate Editor Qatar hotel developer and operator Katara Hospitality has unveiled plans for a more than 1000-key Silver Pearl Hotel to be located one mile offshore near Doha. The new hotel and conference/exposition center is designed by New York-based Manuel Castedo Architects, and is meant to reflect the country’s rich seafaring and pearl diving history, according to a press release. The Silver Pearl represents Castedo’s first project in Qatar. The $1.6 billion Silver Pearl Hotel project will feature two semicircular 30-story towers connected through a…
  • Blackstone Picks Up Twin Office Buildings in Dublin

    annas
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:28 pm
    By Barbra Murray, Contributing Editor Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe IV, which closed earlier this year with approximately $7 billion in commitments, has increased its presence in Ireland with the acquisition of the Atrium buildings, two premier office structures in Sandyford, in Dublin’s south suburbs. BREP Europe IV acquired the buildings, totaling 346,000 square feet, from a group of private investors led by real estate executive Pat Gunne. The price tag: €100 million, or approximately $122 million. BREP Europe IV is quite keen on Ireland. “We believe in the Irish economy and…
  • DECEMBER ISSUE: Property Management–Shrinking Subleases

    annas
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:19 am
    By Nancy Crotti, Contributing Writer In this post-recessionary market, “less” often means “more” when it comes to subleased corporate office space. The nearly 40 million square feet of subleased space that came on the market in 2008 and 2009 has largely been absorbed, bringing the volume in line with pre-recession levels, according to JLL “The third quarter (of 2014) saw the most expansion activity of the recovery so far,” said John Sikaitis, JLL’s managing director of office research. “There was the largest amount of occupancy gains that we’ve experienced in six-plus…
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    Inman News

  • Zillow gets creative in hunt for tech talent

    Paul Hagey
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Tech talent is in demand and real estate is just one industry courting the best and the brightest software engineers. Of the 123 current job openings at Zillow, just over half (62) are for technology positions. Tech positions also make up a ...
  • Why a handwritten note is my secret weapon

    Amanda Ross
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    You get home from work, and on your way in you pick up the mail. You leaf through and see a bill, a bill, a flier, a bill ... Ooh, a handwritten envelope! You immediately want to open it to see who sent this lovely piece of mail to you. Why did you react this way ...
  • Realtor.com regrets, bulls and bears, and underestimate Redfin at your own expense

    Brad Inman
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Anyone who underestimates Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman is crazy. Quirky, yes. Direct, yes. Master fundraiser, yes. True entrepreneur, yes. Irritates the hell out of the industry, yes ...
  • Agent-only app gathers momentum with MLSs

    Andrea V. Brambila
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Looks like nothing says “try me” better than “free.” In July, real estate tech firm Homesnap offered the agent-only version of the company’s popular real estate mobile app free to multiple listing services for the first 12 months. At the ...
  • Best (and worst) agent marketing strategies for 2015

    Hank Bailey
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    Over the past several years, I have noticed things that work and things we agents do that might not be as beneficial as we think; these activities just don't produce the desired results. The bottom line: If you spend more time on your Facebook page than you do working on your website, then you are limiting your success ...
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    Information CentralInformation Central

  • Lead Management Tools

    Kate Stockert
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:40 am
    Example of a features comparison matrix one might use when reviewing CRM tools. Twice last week the NAR Library received requests for lead and office management tool suggestions, so we thought it an opportune time to share our findings. The first tool we’ll mention is our benefit partner relay® which advertises as “an easy-to-use Internet tool for managing real estate transactions online, enables agents to connect with clients 24/7 through a secure, custom branded transaction website.” relay® looks to be more of a transaction management system, but does offer a few…
  • What We’re Reading: Dec 6-12

    Dave
    12 Dec 2014 | 7:26 am
    Down-payment help not well-known, opportunity cost, and a Paleo Media Diet 70% of U.S. adults are unaware of down-payment assistance programs available for middle-income homebuyers in their community, according to findings from the second annual America at Home survey commissioned by NeighborWorks America. We’ve all heard stories of those living “under the radar” in downtown warehouses not yet zoned for residential. But, have you heard stories of those living “under the radar” in underground bomb shelters? This is Beijing’s new housing market. Do you really have to check…
  • Millennials and the Curated Web

    Kate Stockert
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    and Why I Chose Pinterest over Google A Pinterest search for Thanksgiving squash recipes. When looking for a squash recipe for this Thanksgiving, I turned to Pinterest instead of Google. “Why?” you might ask. I turned to Pinterest because it is part of the curated web. When I search for squash recipes on Pinterest, I know there is a real person behind each “pin”; a real person who decided the idea, image, and content worth calling out and saving for later. That person selected an image that best represents an “idea worth saving” and often will annotate the pin with some useful…
  • New and Updated in the Library – Dec 2014

    Dave
    5 Dec 2014 | 11:21 am
    The following field guides have recently been updated in the Library: Buying & Selling During the Holidays The holiday season is here. Your buyers and sellers are asking if this is a good time to buy or sell a house. Find out the pros and cons, how to stage a home during this time of year and whether to decorate or not. Commercial Property Management Whether you are new to commercial property management or have been at it awhile, you’re sure to find useful information concerning leases, safety and security, marketing, and maintenance for commercial properties. You’ll have…
  • New eBooks – December 2014

    Donna McCormick
    5 Dec 2014 | 9:37 am
    NAR members and Association staff can borrow up to six electronic books, digital audios and/or videos at no cost, through the Virtual Library eBooks Collection Members can also borrow up to three books for 30 days from the Library Catalog for a nominal fee of $10. Call Information Central at 800.874.6500 for assistance. Business Letters & Emails Made Easy by David Crosby An invaluable source of 198 drafted, annotated business letters and emails covering a wide range of business situations… so you’ll never again have to sit in front of your PC wondering how you should word a…
 
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    GeekEstate Blog

  • How to Source Sales Data in Countries where Agents are Very Secretive about Transactions?

    Drew Meyers
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:15 pm
    To build a real estate portal, the standard strategy is collect lots of listing data. Or you could try the “AVM abroad” strategy (Zillow for country X). I’ve written about data sources before (MLS listing data, public property data, and other free datasets). Unfortunately, virtually no country in the world has the required sales data publicly accessible to base an AVM on. Why? Agents don’t want to share it, because buyers want it, and agents want buyers to ask them about it rather than look it up for free online. Pretty simple. Which begets the question: how…
  • RealGeeks Websites, and the Secret Sauce (a totally biased review)

    Sam DeBord
    10 Dec 2014 | 3:57 pm
    I get a bunch of calls and emails every week asking for information about the RealGeeks website system we use.  I’m happy to discuss it, but I figured if I just wrote a review of our experience, it might save me a little bit of time in the future. To be clear, RealGeeks doesn’t pay me, give me a discount, or any other benefits for writing about their product or sending them referrals.  I’ll give you the highlights because we wouldn’t stick with the product if we didn’t like it, and the lowlights because every product has somewhere that it could improve.  This…
  • Placester and $5 Websites: Seth Price Responds To Your Questions

    Sam DeBord
    5 Dec 2014 | 9:23 am
    We’ve had a lot of discussion in the GeekEstate community about Placester’s recent deal with NAR to provide IDX-fed websites to Realtors for $5/mo. I asked Seth Price, VP of Marketing at Placester, to answer a few of your questions.  We speak fairly frankly on this blog, so I tried to get to the meat of the critics’ concerns as quickly as possible. $5/mo websites are attractive to agents, but many wonder if prices will go up later, advertising will be added, etc. There seems to be no profit margin in that pricing. That’s a great question. The pricing is not temporary…
  • Hacker News for Commercial Real Estate

    Drew Meyers
    4 Dec 2014 | 6:36 am
    I’m sure many of you read about the Hacker News for real estate idea. Duke Long has executed on it, for the commercial real estate (CRE) space. For those interested in the commercial side of the industry, take a look here: http://cre.buzz/ The post Hacker News for Commercial Real Estate appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.
  • Houseline…a new Swiping Entrant

    Drew Meyers
    2 Dec 2014 | 8:39 am
    There is a new iOS real estate app you’ll probably hear about soon. Houseline (iOS download) It’s Jon Washburn’s (one of ActiveRain co-founders) new startup. Take a look. And yes, I think this is a good idea as witnessed by this. The post Houseline…a new Swiping Entrant appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.
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    Mortgage News Daily

  • MBS RECAP: Bond Markets Flat-Line After Overnight Weakness

    Matthew Graham
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Posted To: MBS CommentaryDepending on where you want to draw the line between the overnight and domestic sessions, nothing really happened today. Bond markets were basically done doing much of anything by 9:15am, and even that early morning movement was primarily driven by late-day trading in Europe. It was as if yesterday's FOMC Announcement was the last major event that market participants were waiting around for and the overnight session simply gave Asia and Europe a chance to respond . That's the most conventional way to view today's movement, anyway. The counterculture frame…
  • Mortgage Rates are Actually Higher Today

    Matthew Graham
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Posted To: Mortgage Rate WatchMortgage rates moved higher at a much quicker pace today. This runs counter to the most widely-circulated weekly rate report from Freddie Mac, which indicates a new low for 2014. The Freddie data isn't wrong, just a little behind. Still, it's important for consumers to understand that today's rates are no longer the year's lowest. This is a fairly common discrepancy between Freddie's rate survey and reality, and it's only a problem when markets move sufficiently after their survey results are in. Considering that usually occurs by Tuesday, you may already be able…
  • 2014 Economy and Housing: From Deep Hole to Whimper

    Jann Swanson
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:22 am
    Posted To: MND NewsWireReferring to its " roller-coaster pattern of economic growth," Fannie Mae summarized the economy and housing in 2014 as a year that started with a deep hole and ended with a whimper. A brutally cold first quarter put economic growth in that deep hole at the beginning but it came back "with a vengeance" making the second quarter the strongest for growth in more than two years. The third quarter saw growth flag again and it "is poised to weaken further, as some unsustainable forces that drove activity in the third quarter reverse in the final quarter." Fannie Mae's…
  • Lenders Gloomy about Purchase Demand and Profits

    Jann Swanson
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:03 am
    Posted To: MND NewsWireFannie Mae's writers use the word "stable" repeatedly to describe many of the findings from its fourth quarter 2014 Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey, especially where the senior executives completing the questionnaire detailed their operational expectations. The November survey found fewer lenders reporting tightened credit standards. Thirteen percent of respondents said their standards had tightened for GSE eligible loans compared to 28 percent in the first quarter of 2014. More lenders reported their institutions had loosened standards for non-GSE-eligible loans than…
  • MBS MID-DAY: Bond Markets Weaker and It's Not All About The Fed

    Matthew Graham
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:14 am
    Posted To: MBS CommentaryFrom time to time, the best way to recap market events through mid-day will be to revisit things that have already been written. Here's the first: Monday morning's commentary . That serves as a set up for today. Here's the morning update that MBS Live members will have already seen: MBS LIVE UPDATE 9:24AM Bond Markets Extend Losses; This isn't Really About the Fed The Fed is getting all sorts of credit for moving risk markets higher (that means "rates" too, unfortunately). That's fairly silly . As noted in the Day Ahead, we didn't…
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    National Commercial Real Estate News From CoStar Group

  • As Consumers Cheer, Plunge in Oil Prices Poses Test for Texas Real Estate

    17 Dec 2014 | 3:52 am
    The price of a barrel of oil has fallen to its lowest level in five and a half years and analysts are crediting a big bump in November retail sales as less expensive gasoline and heating oil leave extra dollars in the pockets of U.S. consumers available for holiday shopping. The new numbers confirm the speculation of economists about the impact of the recent oil price collapse on commuters, shoppers and businesses. Consumer price inflation fell...
  • Borrowers Benefit as Lenders Ease Tight Underwriting Standards for CRE Loans

    17 Dec 2014 | 3:17 am
    It may be easier for Ben Bernanke to get a loan to buy an apartment building than to refinance his home mortgage. While addressing a conference of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care in Chicago this fall, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve mentioned that he and his wife had recently been turned down by their lender after seeking to refinance their mortgage. "The housing area is one area where regulation has not...
  • ARCP’s Ratings, Outlook Take Another Hit Following Resignations of Top Execs

    17 Dec 2014 | 3:16 am
    American Realty Capital Properties (ARCP) suffered its second ratings downgrade in a matter of weeks; the latest round follows the resignation of the REIT’s top three executives on Monday. Nick Schorsch stepped down as ARCP’s executive chairman and resigned from its board and the boards of the non-traded REITs managed by Cole Capital. In addition, David Kay stepped down as CEO of ARCP and also from the board. And Lisa Beeson also stepped down as...
  • Commercial Property Pricing Trends Continue Upward March

    17 Dec 2014 | 2:03 am
    The latest CoStar Commercial Repeat Sale Indices (CCRSI) continued to track the upward progress of property pricing trends, with commercial property values boosted by minimal speculative construction, a firming economic recovery and the combination of rising rental rates and low benchmark interest rates, such as the 10-year Treasury, which continued to decline in October. Both of the CCRSI's two broadest measures of aggregate pricing for commercial...
  • Spirit Realty Setting Up Shopko Portfolio for Disposition

    16 Dec 2014 | 11:54 pm
    In an effort to reduce its revenue reliance on Shopko Stores, Spirit Realty Capital Inc. signed a definitive agreement with Shopko, its largest tenant, to modify the chain’s master lease agreement. The amended master lease makes the portfolio more attractive to potential buyers. It allows Spirit to unilaterally sell properties or sub-portfolios. And it extends the weighted average lease term by 5 years, which is expected to broaden the pool of...
 
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    1000watt

  • Real estate video’s next step

    Joel Burslem
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Long time readers of this blog and my previous website, the Future of Real Estate Marketing (RIP), will know that I have been a passionate advocate for video in real estate for many, many years. To me — admittedly, a wannabe film student — it always felt like the stories in real estate were underserved by previous media on the Web. Text and photos can only capture so much of the richness in this category. It’s why when, in 2010, New York-based luxury brokerage Houlihan Lawrence called 1000watt to produce a series of short films about the cities and towns they served, we leapt at…
  • Friday Flash: Down on the farm

    Brian Boero
    12 Dec 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Trend alert: beneath all the high-concept talk about “big data” lies this real estate reality: Farming will be transformed in the next two years. Lead generation and farming are related, but most definitely not the same thing. Lead-gen can often be passive; farming is active. Lead-gen is where buyer’s agents play; the big boys and girls work the farm to stack up listings. The massive businesses that have been built in the past 10 years by piping leads to agents pale in comparison to the value still to be unlocked down on the farm. Companies like SmartZip and Property Radar are showing…
  • Spinach in your teeth

    Jessica Swesey
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:46 am
    It’s rare to see a website that can’t be improved. Whether it’s a series of small tweaks to copy and button placement, or a total redesign, the nature of the web is constant evolution. Websites ideally try to satisfy their customers as much as possible by being able to adequately adapt to change. This is great except that you can’t change what you don’t know isn’t working. Enter usability testing. At 1000watt, we test mobile and desktop websites all the time, and have a full usability testing studio in house. Observing and interacting with a small subset of users provides critical…
  • Letting go

    Marc Davison
    8 Dec 2014 | 1:08 pm
    No matter what we create, something newer, better, cheaper or smarter will replace it. The downfall of any company begins the moment its leaders fall more in love with something they own rather than the reason why they created it. I’ve made this mistake, and maybe you have too. You hold on too long; insist on your way too ardently; fail to bend to the reality sitting right in front of you. This is something about which I’ve been thinking as we approach the end of the year. Maybe it’s a logo, piece of technology, a service or even an entire business model. When you fall too much in love…
  • Digging for meaning

    Joel Burslem
    3 Dec 2014 | 2:38 pm
    At 1000watt, one of the first things we are often called upon to do by new clients is to help them craft their story. Being able to answer your why, building a supporting narrative you can weave across channels and speaking the language of real estate with fluency are critically important. We see all kinds of challenges. It may be that a company’s story is out of date, too arcane or complex, or has simply been lost over the passage of time and the accumulation of brand clutter. It’s our job to sort through all of this. We start with our discovery process, which usually means asking the…
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    Zillow Blog

  • Dick Clark's 'Flintstones' House Finally Sells

    Melissa Allison
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Photo: IMDb Of all the throwbacks in Los Angeles, Dick Clark seemed one of the least likely to live in a cave. But there it was, perched above the Pacific Ocean and surrounded by parks and wilderness — and sitting on the market for almost three years. The walls of Clark’s longtime Malibu home are stone inside and out, leading some to call it the “Flintstones House.” The secluded 1-bedroom, 1.5-bath home sits on 22 acres and offers 360-degree views of mountains and sea. It has vaulted ceilings in the living and dining rooms, and sunset views from the master suite. The…
  • Ellen Asks $16M for Two Condos She Bought Last Summer

    Melissa Allison
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Photo: IMDb Celebrity house flipper Ellen DeGeneres has listed adjacent high-rise condos in Los Angeles for $15.99 million. She paid that much for them in July, according to the Los Angeles Times, which broke the story. DeGeneres bought the condos after selling the architecturally celebrated Brody House for $55 million. She’d owned it for six months. Together, the condos occupy an entire floor of a Westwood condo building, with views of a golf course and downtown Los Angeles. They homes have been redone with stone and oak flooring, stone countertops and wine storage. The smaller…
  • Real Estate Q&A: Buying a Home as an Investment

    ProfessorBaron.com
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:54 am
    Real estate investor and Zillow Blog contributor Leonard Baron answers questions from readers regarding buying, selling and investing. Have a question? Send it to Leonard@ProfessorBaron.com Buying a home as an investment Hi Professor — I am considering buying a personal residence, and I believe it will be an investment. However, lots of news articles and experts say it is not an investment. What’s the correct answer? Pascal M., Washington, DC Hi Pascal – A house is, with 100-percent certainty, an investment. An investment is the outlay of money (i.e., a home down…
  • Marsala: Using Pantone's 2015 Color of the Year in Your Home

    Kerrie Kelly
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:45 am
    Over the past month, some of our favorite paint manufacturers have announced their top colors for the new year. Kelly Moore touts the vibrant blue of its Coast Surf, Sherwin Williams goes preppy and powerful with Coral Reef, Benjamin Moore brings on the soft organic tone of Guilford Green and Pittsburgh Paints flaunts bold and bohemian Blue Paisley for 2015. Meanwhile, Pantone, the design industry’s color authority, has chosen its own Color of the Year for 2015: Marsala, an earthy reddish-brown shade. Marsala “has an organic and sophisticated air,” says Pantone’s Leatrice…
  • Your Legal Rights Against Holiday Noise and Lights

    Avvo
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:57 am
    By Mera Baker, Legal Department at Patch of Land During the holidays, seasonal decorations are a common sight on shingles and lawns across the country. The standard trimmings of lights and inflatable Santas make for a cheery atmosphere, but what do you do when you are kept up at night by a sea of light, blaring music or a flood of awe-struck onlookers? If you have the unfortunate displeasure of living next to the Griswolds, and their over-the-top cheer is putting a severe strain on your holiday experience or affecting the use of your own private property, you may be able to take action and…
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    Trulia Corporate Blog

  • Welcome Home to Trulia’s New Headquarters

    Matt Flegal
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:23 am
    A true Silicon Valley urban legend, Trulia was originally launched out of a dorm room in 2005 at Stanford University in Palo Alto. Since then, the company has grown from two users (co-founders Pete Flint and Sami Inkinen) to 55 million per month. On the corporate front, the offices have kept pace with Trulia’s meteoric rise, growing from a humble dorm room office to four offices nationwide: San Francisco, Bellevue, Denver, and New York. From a handful of employees to over a thousand dedicated, smart Trulians, we have grown to be strong and mighty. Along the way, we experienced an IPO,…
  • No Chimney? No Problem! Enter for Chance to Win $500 for Your Holiday Shopping!

    Jenifer Dasho
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Does your home have a chimney for Santa to shimmy down to deliver gifts this year? Chances are, it might not. We searched high and low, pouring over countless real estate listings for mentions of fireplaces and chimneys across the country to find out how many homes are Santa-friendly. While fireplaces are a fairly common amenity for those cozying up to loved ones over the holidays, we discovered that for new homes chimneys are rare. After all, a gas fireplace — or even a decorative mantel — doesn’t require an old-fashioned masonry stack. (Plus, some new brand new homes with “real”…
  • Your Chance to Win a Freakin’ House!

    Vanessa Villatoro, PR Specialist
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:06 pm
    The hot housing season might be coming to an end, but it’s still not too late to find your dream home. Today, we are proud to announce a new and exciting way to win a free freakin’ house* with Trulia’s Finders Keepers! You should know, however, this isn’t your traditional home giveaway. This is Finders Keepers, an interactive game that takes you through a series of fun challenges leading you to that ultimate prize – a freakin’ house!* Here’s how it works: Register. It’s free and takes literally a few seconds. Complete the five challenges before October 10.
  • Trulia Wants to Help You Live Rent-Free For A Year!

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

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

  • The Loan Application: A Complete Checklist of Documentation Investors Need for Approval

    Jeff Trevarthen
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Last week, we looked at the initial process of filling out a Uniform Residential Loan Application or what people in the business call the “ten-o-three” (Fannie Mae Form 1003). Today, we’re going to look at the documentation you need in order to apply for a traditional mortgage loan on that investment property you’re going to purchase (or refinance). After going through the list below, you will most definitely ask yourself, “Why in the world do I need to produce all these documents?” The answer is simple: you’re building a case for yourself as a borrower. A bank’s…
  • 3 Reasons You Can’t Get Started Investing — and How to Overcome Them

    Ken Corsini
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Mark Twain once wrote: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” As 2014 comes to a close and you reflect on the year, how do your successes stack up against the goals you set at the beginning of the year? I remember years ago reading articles, forums and blogs about real estate investing… I was energized by the new information I was taking in, but coudn’t bring myself to take action. It was years of thinking…
  • How to Deduct Travel Expenses by Investing in Places You Vacation

    Amanda Han
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    Everyone’s strategy for purchasing rental real estate is a bit different. Some investors like to find properties close to home so they can keep an eye out for any problems. Others like to buy properties that are as far away as possible so that the investment can remain passive and hassle-free. Everyone’s strategy is tailored to fit their own budget and preference. My favorite strategy when it comes to tax savings is buying rentals in places that you visit often. Now, I am not saying you must buy in a place that you love to vacation — that could be one of the worst ways to invest. It…
  • BP Podcast 101: From Real Estate Agent to Profitable Landlord with Dawn Brenengen

    The BiggerPockets Podcast
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Ever wonder what real estate investing looks like from a real estate agent’s perspective? On today’s episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Dawn Brenengen, a real estate agent-turned-landlord and discuss how she made the transition into the investing world, as well as her tricks and tips for success as a landlord. Along with important insight into the real estate licensing process, Dawn covers property management, house hacking, and a whole lot more! Listen for advice on finding a great property, handling everyday rental issues and finding that elusive…
  • Turnkey Investing 101: What to Avoid & How to Know if It’s Right for You

    Chris Clothier
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Turnkey investing is a very hot topic in real estate circles and seems to only be getting hotter. On a daily basis in the BiggerPockets Forums there could be from half a dozen to two dozen conversations involving turnkey real estate. Those conversations may involve questions from new investors to advertisements of opportunities, but almost all of them get comments from investors who hate the concept. Some are uninformed opinions, and others are comments from experience, but all seem to point to two clear conclusions: There is no definition of what turnkey real estate really means. The worst…
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    Rain City Guide

  • 2015 Conforming Loan Limits for Seattle – King County

    Rhonda Porter
    28 Nov 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Conforming loan limits will be slightly higher in 2015 for homes located in King, Pierce and Snohomish Counites. 1 Unit: $517,500 2 Unit: $662,500 3 Unit: $800,800 4 Unit: $995,200 All other counties in Washington state will have the same loan limits in 2015 as they did this year.     The post 2015 Conforming Loan Limits for Seattle – King County appeared first on Rain City Guide. No related posts.
  • Ask not what your client can do for you…

    ARDELL
    5 Nov 2014 | 8:22 pm
    Bill Gassett wrote a blog post a couple of days ago titled “Things Buyers Do That Real Estate Agents Hate”. I happen to know and like Bill and would not normally engage in a “correction”, point-counterpoint post with him. However one of my clients posted Bill’s article on his facebook page with this tag “Ardell DellaLoggia? Thoughts?” Since my thoughts are more than will fit in a facebook comment…I am writing the full answer here. My facebook comment answer was: I like Bill…and his piece is somewhat right…but for ALL the WRONG…
  • Quill Realty to Host Free Home Buying Classes January – June 2015

    Craig Blackmon
    3 Nov 2014 | 11:15 am
    Seattle Home Buying Seminars Begin January 2015 Are you thinking of buying a home in Seattle in 2015? Or perhaps it’s time to sell your house? Either way, you’ll learn some great information at Quill Realty’s free House Buying Seminars for 2015.  We will be offering a free home buying class on the fourth Wednesday of every month beginning January 28, 2015, from 7p – 9p here at the Quill office in Georgetown. Whether you’re a first time homebuyer or a seasoned veteran looking to “move up,” you’ll learn something valuable at these free real estate classes.
  • Redfin bought Walkscore

    ARDELL
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:20 pm
    A brief update to my recent post on Walkscore…Redfin bought it. The post Redfin bought Walkscore appeared first on Rain City Guide. No related posts.
  • Real Estate – Why DATA is the New Black

    ARDELL
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Early Friday evening one of my favorite long term clients asked me this question: “Why is the market so slow these days? I have an alert for ($) houses in (zip code) and I barely get a couple of hits every week west of (the freeway). Almost always tear-downs.” (actual specifics from his email removed) My first data set pulled was a line up the number of homes sold where I primarily work (North King County – North of I-90), by month, over the last 6 years from 2009 to 2014 YTD. This to answer only the first 8 words of his question “Why is the market so slow these…
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    REITS & Finance Industry News - REITS & Finance Industry News Headlines | Bizjournals.com

  • Land deal closes for $200 million West Dallas development near Trinity Groves

    Candace Carlisle
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:12 pm
    A $200 million mixed-use development near Trinity Groves in West Dallas is one step closer to being realized after a Dallas-based group closed on a 25-acre tract along Singleton Boulevard on Thursday. Stonelake Capital Partners purchased the property for a residential-anchored development at 1000 Singleton Blvd. at the southwest corner of Singleton Boulevard and Sylvan Avenue. Dallas-based StreetLights Residential is working with Stonelake on the development. HFF's Ben Beaird represented the…
  • Lex Brodies joins Hawaii businesses evacuating Pahoa ahead of lava flow

    Bill Cresenzo
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:54 pm
    The Lex Brodies Tires store in Pahoa on Thursday joined Malama Market, Ace Hardware, and other businesses packing up and moving operations ahead of the lava flow from Kilauea volcano headed toward the Pahoa Marketplace on Hawaii's Big Island. "They are moving what they can," said Ryan Reese,the manager of Lex Brodie's Tires in Hilo, referring to the employees at Lex Brodie's tire store at the Pahoa Marketplace, who were moving their operations to the Hilo store. Donald Adkins, manager of the 8,000-square-foot…
  • After county rejects O'Donnell offer, Northwestern Mutual plots parking west of HQ

    Rich Kirchen
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Northwestern Mutual wasted no time moving beyond the Milwaukee County Board's rejection of the company's proposal to buy O'Donnell Park by announcing it intends to build a mixed-use development immediately west of its downtown Milwaukee campus. The Milwaukee County Board on a 9-8 vote rejected the proposed sale of the O'Donnell Park parking structure to Northwestern Mutual that would have served employees in the company's new office tower being built on East Wisconsin Avenue. Opponents of the deal…
  • St. Pete denies Rays' search for new stadiums

    Wade Tyler Millward
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:37 pm
    A majority of the St. Petersburg City Council voted not to accept an agreement letting the Tampa Bay Rays search for a new stadium. The vote was five nays to three yays late Thursday. Proponents of the agreement between Mayor Rick Kriseman and the Major League Baseball team hailed it as the best chance to keep the Rays in the Tampa Bay area, including in the city of St. Petersburg. Opponents of the agreement saw it as the Rays getting a clean getaway. Without baseball, "there won't be anything…
  • Conservative group asking Dublin for records on Bridge Street District projects

    Brian R. Ball
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:16 pm
    A big public records request is the latest twist in the Bridge Street District redevelopment saga. Dublin residents associated with the conservative political group Americans for Prosperity are seeking city documents related to public roads and other infrastructure improvements tied to various Bridge Street District projects. "We have been contacted by a number our activists in Dublin who are concerned about the current direction of the Bridge Street Corridor project," Eli Miller, Americans for…
 
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    Miller Samuel Real Estate Appraisers & Consultants

  • Bloomberg View Column: The $10 Million Home, Never Hotter

    Jonathan Miller
    30 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Read my latest Bloomberg View column The $10 Million Home, Never Hotter. Please join the conversation over at Bloomberg View. Here’s an excerpt… As the U.S. housing market cools from last year’s overheated state, sales of homes at the top haven’t been following the same script. Prices and sales at the upper reaches are soaring… [read more] My Bloomberg View Column Directory My Bloomberg View RSS feed.
  • Bloomberg View Column: Housing’s Misleading Health Indicator

    Jonathan Miller
    30 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Read my latest Bloomberg View column Housing’s Misleading Health Indicator. Please join the conversation over at Bloomberg View. Here’s an excerpt… The National Association of Realtors will release its monthly U.S. existing home sales report tomorrow. Among other things, the report includes what’s known as the absorption rate, or how many months it would take to sell all inventory at the current sales pace. This report and the media coverage around it will inevitably provide the well-worn insight that when the rate is less than six months, housing is…
  • Bloomberg View Column: Housing Bust Wasn’t About the House

    Jonathan Miller
    30 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Read my latest Bloomberg View column Housing Bust Wasn’t About the House. Please join the conversation over at Bloomberg View. Here’s an excerpt… Unless you live in a cave, you’re no doubt familiar with the outlines of the housing bust that marked the beginning of the financial crisis: Real-estate prices plunged, people lost their homes, banks went under and the economy tumbled into a recession. We are still grappling with the hangover… [read more] My Bloomberg View Column Directory My Bloomberg View RSS feed.
  • VIDEO: Fox Business Risk & Reward w/ Deirdre Bolton 11-24-14

    Jonathan Miller
    29 Nov 2014 | 6:19 pm
    Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com Joined Deirdre Bolton to talk about the U.S. high end development residential market. We talked about softness at the NYC high end and how the cooling of new development doesn’t speak for the entire high end market.
  • [Three Cents Worth #273 NY] Three Cents Worth: No Relief In Sight For New York Renters

    Jonathan Miller
    29 Nov 2014 | 5:45 pm
    It’s time to share my Three Cents Worth (3CW) on Curbed NY, at the intersection of neighborhood and real estate in the capital of the world…and I’m here to take measurements. Check out my 3CW column on @CurbedNY: Before the tryptophan kicks in on Thursday, I thought I’d present the rental market trends for Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens coverage in another way. Because of seasonality, I tend to rely on median rental price compared to the same period a year ago. I applied a 90-day moving average as a trend line for each of the markets to help show where these markets seem…
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    360Digest

  • Top 100 Real Estate Blogs & Music Parodies

    Marlow Harris
    29 Nov 2014 | 1:22 am
    Not sure how accurate this is, but here’s one guys list of the top 100 Real Estate blogs: http://www.rebateszone.com/blog/top-100-real-estate-blogs/ And enjoy this hilarious parody by “The Habit” about Seattle’s tight rental market: http://www.king5.com/story/entertainment/television/programs/new-day-northwest/2014/11/10/the-habit-14-seattle-sketch-comedy-group/18797333/ The post Top 100 Real Estate Blogs & Music Parodies appeared first on 360Digest.
  • Hey, Dude! Don’t let your real estate career go up in smoke.

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

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

    Marlow Harris
    31 Jul 2013 | 5:18 pm
    Rental rates for shared houses are usually determined by location and the number of rooms. But at one shared property in Osaka, Japan, the monthly cost has nothing to do with the size of the structure. It’s all about the size of the resident. Weigh Less, Pay Less from MSN The post Japanese Rooms for Rent: Weigh Less, Pay Less appeared first on 360Digest.
  • Bank forecloses on wrong home — again

    Marlow Harris
    25 Jul 2013 | 4:56 pm
    How often have we heard this story before? The bank forecloses on the wrong home and takes all the owners belongs out of the house by mistake. A sad reality is that this is probably a civil matter and not a criminal one, so the poor lady can’t just call the police, she’s going to have to get a lawyer and sue. Ohio bank forecloses on wrong home – Huffington Post The post Bank forecloses on wrong home — again appeared first on 360Digest.
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    AGBeat

  • 6 fresh ways to motivate the Millennials at your company

    Marti Trewe
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:17 am
    (Business News) Millennials as a generation are now becoming better understood, and as they enter the workforce and climb the ladder, employers can attract and retain them through keeping them motivated in unique ways. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • Wildcard App: Why we can’t use our new favorite app, and why they won’t change

    Lani Rosales
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:09 pm
    (Op/Ed) Wildcard is our new favorite app concept, but before downloading it, we were stopped in our tracks and can't move forward. Here's why. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • Kmart’s “inadvertent” cancellation of layaway orders enrages customers

    Marti Trewe
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:53 am
    (Business News) Kmart ruins Christmas for online shoppers who began paying or already paid off many layaway items, and their apology fails to smooth things over. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • Instagram adds new filters, surpasses Twitter’s size

    Jennifer Walpole
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:05 pm
    (Social Media) Instagram just announced it has over 300 million users and with this update, they also plan to crack down on spammers. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • 5 ways the digital age has impacted recruiting

    Marti Trewe
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:19 am
    (Business) Recruiting has shifted in recent years due to technologies, so what must employers and talent do to evolve? Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
 
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    First Time Home Buyer Programs | Home Loans | Refinance

  • Sellers: Say Goodbye to Extra FHA Interest Charges

    Justin McHood
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:31 am
    Soon, the days of paying a full extra month’s interest charges when selling your home will be gone if you have an FHA loan. What does this mean for home sellers? Simply put, it could mean the difference of a large amount of money, for some, depending on the size of their mortgage; it could mean a thousand dollars or more. This is good news for FHA mortgage holders; the bad news is that the new legislation does not go into effect until January 21, 2015.   Calculating FHA Interest Charges Now   How do lenders calculate interest on an FHA loan that is being paid off now? Let’s take…
  • 5 Popular Loan Programs For People With Less Than Perfect Credit

    Justin McHood
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:06 am
    Many people are interested in buying a home after a foreclosure, short sale or some other type of financial hardship – which means that they will most likely have less-than perfect credit. What loan programs are available for people with less than perfect credit? Here are five programs that people can take advantage of who have bad credit. 5 Popular Loan Programs For People With Less Than Perfect Credit FHA Mortgages FHA loans have long been popular with people who have less than perfect credit. The mortgage insurance for FHA loans allows lenders to feel more comfortable lending money…
  • The Benefits of an FHA Streamline Refinance

    Justin McHood
    8 Dec 2014 | 11:01 am
      Refinancing can be overwhelming, after all there is a large amount of paperwork and verification that is required in order to qualify. That is not always the case, however. If you already have an existing FHA insured mortgage, you might be lucky enough to be able to take advantage of the FHA Streamline Refinance. This simple program makes it very easy to refinance with very little verification. As with any other type of loan, there are certain requirements that you must meet, but they are not too difficult for homeowners to meet. The Regulation Differences What sets an FHA Streamline…
  • Eligibility Requirements For FHA Condo Approval

    Justin McHood
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:07 am
    What are the eligibility requirements for FHA condo approval? An individual unit in a condominium project can be eligible for financing through a FHA loan only if the entire project has an unexpired FHA condo approval in place. FHA recently made a number of changes to the eligibility guidelines for condominiums. In order get FHA approved, a condo project must meet the following requirements: Number of Units The minimum number of units should be at least two or more to be considered as a condominium Occupancy At least 50% of the total units in a project must be owner-occupied or sold to those…
  • Buying a Condo With an FHA Loan

    Justin McHood
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:04 am
    How to buy a condo with a FHA loan? FHA (Federal Housing Administration) allows for the financing of condos under its various loan programs. The guidelines and requirements regarding FHA condo approval have changed since February 1st, 2010. Currently, a condo project must have an approval in place before you can seek financing from a FHA lender. Recent Changes to FHA Approved Condos Before the introduction of the recent changes, anyone buying a condo with an FHA loan had a few options. They could either consult the FHA’s list of approved condominium projects and buy an unit in one of…
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    Mortgage Rates & News from The Mortgage Reports

  • Should You Refinance With 30-Year Mortgage Rates At 3.80%?

    Dan Green
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:50 am
    Mortgage rates dropped to their lowest point in 82 weeks this week. Will rates drop more? Should you refinance? Get analysis and instant rate quotes.Click for the complete post : Should You Refinance With 30-Year Mortgage Rates At 3.80%?.
  • Mortgage Rates Today – Home Loan Rates & Trends

    Joe Farr
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:51 am
    Current mortgage rates and mortgage market movement. Today's mortgage rates and mortgage news. Live rate quotes available. News and data provided by MBSQuoteline, a real-time mortgage market data service available to loan officers, real estate agents, and other finance professionals.Click for the complete post : Mortgage Rates Today – Home Loan Rates & Trends.
  • New 30-Year Mortgage Rates After The Fed’s December Meeting

    Dan Green
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:48 pm
    Mortgage rates are changing after the Federal Reserve's December 2014 meeting. What rate should you expect from your lender? Analysis and live quotes here.Click for the complete post : New 30-Year Mortgage Rates After The Fed’s December Meeting.
  • 5 Types Of Homeowners Who Should Refinance Immediately

    Dan Green
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:22 pm
    Mortgage rates are near their lowest in 19 months. How low can rates go, and can you get a zero-closing cost refinance? Read more and get a live quote here.Click for the complete post : 5 Types Of Homeowners Who Should Refinance Immediately.
  • Mortgage Rates Have Bottomed, Say 96% Of U.S. Consumers

    Dan Green
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:15 am
    U.S. consumers expect mortgage interest rates to rise in 2015. Are they right? What's ahead for housing and mortgage, plus access to today's live rates.Click for the complete post : Mortgage Rates Have Bottomed, Say 96% Of U.S. Consumers.
 
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    Inman News » Next

  • Why a handwritten note is my secret weapon

    Amanda Ross
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    You get home from work, and on your way in, you pick up the mail. You leaf through and see a bill, a bill, a flyer, a bill … Ooh, a handwritten envelope! You immediately want to open it to see who sent this lovely piece of mail to you. Why did you react this way? In today’s tech-filled, 24/7 access, multitasking world, people have lost the simple touch of realism. It’s easy to fire an email out, text someone or send them a Facebook message … but a handwritten note takes time, energy, thought and money. You finally open it up, and it’s from a business associate…
  • Best (and worst) agent marketing strategies for 2015

    Hank Bailey
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    Have you ever noticed that not everything we real estate agents do produces the desired results or ends up being as beneficial as we thought? It’s something I started pondering when I was planning my 2015 marketing strategy. Take Facebook. If you find that you spend more time working on your Facebook page than you do working on your website, then you are limiting your success. And there are plenty of other things we do that don’t generate as much business as we would like to think. These include: 1. “New listing” flyers on social media. I have found that people on…
  • Pam O’Connor: ‘Brokers are the unsung heroes’

    Pam O'Connor
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:45 am
    Pam O’Connor, CEO of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, talks about why brokers deserve a lot more respect than they get. Pam O’Connor is the CEO of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.
  • Helping sellers select the right offer in a hot market

    Calle Montgomery
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    Southern California’s amazingly hot real estate market of 2013 and 2014 produced many listings with multiple offers. For awhile, in fact, multiple offers were the norm. Yet, when presenting offers to sellers, “paralysis by analysis” often set in. Which buyer is the best one? Which lender can get the loan done? Which agent has best control of his or her clients, and which offer should we select? Here are a few guidelines for handling multiple offers based on my experience in this market: 1. Don’t be lazy; do your due diligence. When the real estate market is hot, it is…
  • 7 common questions to answer in a bidding war

    Rae Catanese
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Realtors in Tampa, Florida, currently are experiencing multiple offers on properties in all price ranges. People are willing to pay the asking price (and sometimes more) because interest rates are so low and they fear that rates will rise next year. In my experience, properties that are competitively priced aren’t staying on the market more than a week, and sometimes they sell in only one day! If you are a Realtor in an environment that breeds bidding wars, you’ll want to be prepared to counsel your buyers that they may wind up paying even more if they wait longer to buy a home…
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    Latest blog entries

  • 1948 Ranch Home at 5216 Upton Ct

    5 Dec 2014 | 11:42 am
    Tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac, this ranch-style home offers a retreat from the city near the best of Eagle Rock. Have the whole family over and the kids can hang out in the family room while the adults linger over coffee in the huge living/dining room. Live the California dream as you barbecue on the patio off the family room and cheer on the raucous croquet game on the lawn in the side yard. Read More
  • 1927 Home at 1840 Lemoyne St in Echo Park

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:40 pm
     Roll on down to Chango for a bite. Or to Fix Cafe for a cup of coffee. Or Valerie's for some tea and something sweet. Or stay home and invite your friends to dine al fresco on your deck with the view of downtown sparkling in the setting sun. Are you tired of the rest of the world and you just want to retreat to your own private world that no one can see but you? Go on down to the Zen garden off the master bedroom suite. Read More
  • Mid-Century 1959 Home at 5140 Monte Bonito.

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Mid-Century lovers, hurry on over to this original post & bean Modern built by the Sylvis Constuction company in 1959. Even the kitchen and bathroom lino is original. Even the tile on the kitchen backsplash and bathroom counters and shower/bath surroundings is original. Read More
  • Lovely 1945 Ranch Style Home at 4509 Verdugo Rd.

    18 Nov 2014 | 4:21 pm
    This lovely 1945 ranch-style home is in the popular Sagamore Park neighborhood right in between Glendale and Eagle Rock. Ready for you to move right in, there are hardwood floors, a wood-burning fireplace, updated kitchen and baths, a formal dining and three charming bedrooms. An efficient kitchen plan has granite counters and room for a small table & chairs. Read More
  • Is it a Good Time to Buy a House?

    10 Nov 2014 | 2:45 pm
    It's really hard to be a buyer in today's market. Interest rates are at an historic low. Prices have gone up enough that some owners of really good houses are willing to put their homes on the market, and the market is well suited to try moving up from that sweet cottage you've outgrown. So what's the problem? Well, no one knows what anything is worth, especially here in Northeast LA.  Why is that such a problem? Buyers and their helpful friends and families can't figure out if they are getting a good deal, or if they are overpaying.   If you listen to national housing market news,…
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    RealCentralVA.com

  • Ting + Blue Ridge = More Internet in Charlottesville?

    Jim Duncan
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:19 am
    What will be the impact of Ting’s purchase of a majority stake in Charlottesville’s Blue Ridge Internetworks? Hopefully more fiber in more places, better accessibility, lower prices, and higher property values. Ting (I’d never heard of them until yesterday) just bought a majority interest in Blue Ridge Internetworks, Charlottesville’s local fiber ISP, host, provider of great service. Hopefully, this means that fiber spools will start to be run all over the Charlottesville area … soon. How crucial is internet access to the real estate market? Critical. Most often, the…
  • Monthly Notes | Home Inspectors, Builders, Market & Agent Match

    Jim Duncan
    14 Dec 2014 | 5:36 pm
    I’m going to be posting my previously-written monthly notes. Since starting these in early 2013, the only thing that I’ve lamented about the notes is the lack of search- and link-ability. I’ve written before that the blog is my pensieve, and, simply, I want to be able to link to these stories for my clients (and for me). So, apologies for the cluttering of your feeds for the next few days (fixing formatting from the notes to the blog is time-consuming). This one is from February 2013. The Monthly Notes category This month: A quick recap of the Charlottesville area…
  • Monthly Notes | Laughable Realtor Education and Conflicts

    Jim Duncan
    14 Dec 2014 | 5:25 pm
    I’m going to be posting my previously-written monthly notes. Since starting these in early 2013, the only thing that I’ve lamented about the notes is the lack of search- and link-ability. I’ve written before that the blog is my pensieve, and, simply, I want to be able to link to these stories for my clients (and for me). So, apologies for the cluttering of your feeds for the next few days (fixing formatting from the notes to the blog is time-consuming). This one is from February 2013. The Monthly Notes category. Continuing “Education”   The best education is…
  • Monthly Notes | Neighborhoods, Nest Party and a Stable Market?

    Jim Duncan
    14 Dec 2014 | 5:15 pm
      I’m going to be posting my previously-written monthly notes. Since starting these in early 2013, the only thing that I’ve lamented about the notes is the lack of search- and link-ability. I’ve written before that the blog is my pensieve, and, simply, I want to be able to link to these stories for my clients (and for me). So, apologies for the cluttering of your feeds for the next few days (fixing formatting from the notes to the blog is time-consuming). This one is from February 2013. The Monthly Notes category. This month – Contrasting buyer experiences,…
  • Monthly Notes | Glass, Lead, Septic & Representation

    Jim Duncan
    14 Dec 2014 | 5:05 pm
    I’m going to be posting my previously-written monthly notes. Since starting these in early 2013, the only thing that I’ve lamented about the notes is the lack of search- and link-ability. I’ve written before that the blog is my pensieve, and, simply, I want to be able to link to these stories for my clients (and for me). So, apologies for the cluttering of your feeds for the next few days (fixing formatting from the notes to the blog is time-consuming). This one is from February 2013. The Monthly Notes category. Not sure about you, but my 2013 is flying by. Fast. The market was…
 
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    Redfin Real Estate Blog

  • Redfin Raises $70.9 Million from Major Institutional Investors

    Kari Dilloo
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:05 am
    Redfin today announced an investment of $70.9 million, led by large institutional investors including Wellington Management Company, LLP, as well as Glynn Capital Management. Others include Brothers Brook, LLC, an investment firm led by Jeffery Boyd, chairman of the board of directors of The Priceline Group; and Annox Capital Management, led by Redfin board director Bob Mylod. Funds and accounts managed by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. and Tiger Global Management, LLC, who were among the investors from Redfin’s $50 million funding round in November 2013, are also participating. Redfin has…
  • Redfin Arrives in New Jersey!

    Redfin Blogger
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Redfin agents can now help people buy and sell homes throughout New Jersey Redfin has arrived in the Garden State, serving homebuyers and sellers from Cape May to Morristown and along the shoreline to South New Jersey. People can now work with local Redfin agents to buy and sell homes in New Jersey and can use the Redfin online and mobile tools to search homes on the market. Redfin combines superior service and cutting-edge technology to revolutionize the home-buying and selling process. Our technology empowers both our agents and customers with information and tools that make buying and…
  • Dick Clark’s Bedrock Beauty Finally Sells

    Alanna Finn
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:40 am
    Yabba dabba doo! The late Dick Clark’s famed “Flintstones” Malibu home has finally found a buyer for the bargain price tag of $1,777,777. The estate first appeared on the market back in 2012 for $3.5 million, but that number wasn’t getting any buyers in this bedrock’s door. A year later, the price was knocked down by a whopping $250,000 to $3.25 million. According to property records, the last listed price for the home before it sold was $2.295 million. The house is certainly one of a kind, with a unique architectural style which makes it look like it is made out of rocks. And even…
  • Hottest Homes of 2014

    Alex Starace
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    The post Hottest Homes of 2014 appeared first on Redfin Real Estate Blog.
  • Redfin Celebrity Real Estate Roundup: Celebrity Neighbors

    Alanna Finn
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Try picturing Keanu Reeves running over to Leonardo DiCaprio’s house to return a drill he borrowed or Ellen DeGeneres walking over to the Playboy Mansion to ask Hugh Hefner for a cup of sugar. Well, those scenarios aren’t too far from reality. Check out our latest video on some not-so-likely celebrity pairs that live right next door to each other. Enjoy!   The post Redfin Celebrity Real Estate Roundup: Celebrity Neighbors appeared first on Redfin Real Estate Blog.
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    Ubertor Real Estate Blog

  • Ubertor & Dynamic Creative take Online Advertising to the Next Level!

    Bryan Garcia
    10 Dec 2014 | 4:48 pm
    With 2015 just around the corner, every Realtor will be thinking of new and cost efficient ways to leverage their marketing dollars. To continue our brand promise of keeping the business of Real Estate easy, Ubertor will be officially partnering with Dynamic Creative, a premium digital advertising platform and official Google partner to provide our users with automatic, scalable and highly effective Google AdWords campaigns for their properties. To give you an idea about the landscape of Real Estate searches and Google – since 2010, Real Estate related searches on Google.com have grown…
  • Let it Snow! Add a Little Christmas Spirit to your Ubertor Website

    UberJames
    2 Dec 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Are you feeling the holiday season yet? Would you like your visitors to feel the same way while visiting your Ubertor website? We’re bringing the Christmas features back, and now with more variety! Now aside from the falling snow, you can choose to have snowflakes, snowmen, or even Christmas trees glide gracefully down your website. In fact, if you have any image specifically you want us to use, we would be more than happy to implement it! If you would like this option enabled on your Ubertor site simply engage one of our team members and we can set it up for you. Click on the image…
  • Realtor Spotlight: Shaun Kimmins ‘The Coal Harbour Realtor’

    UberSandra
    27 Nov 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Shaun Kimmins, Bryan Garcia, and Sandra Illi of Ubertor sit down for a coffee in Coal Harbour. More is not always better, this might seem like a contradictory statement in the world of Real Estate but you’d be surprised to know at how much success can be achieved from “keeping it simple”. Keeping it simple does not necessarily mean putting in less effort but it means being more particular about your work. I am a huge advocate on the clean, neat, and to the point websites and was happy to find a Realtor that shared this view with me. For this article we chose to meet up with Coal Harbour…
  • REBGV CREB & VREB October 2014 Market Update Infographics

    Danica Lopez De Leon
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:16 am
    The market updates for the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV), Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB) and the Victoria Real Estate Board (VREB) October 2014 are up. Below are the infographics we created to help you analyze the statistics in each area. Enjoy!
  • Realtor Spotlight: Downtown Vancouver Condo Specialist, Ian Watt

    UberSandra
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:56 am
    Whether you have been in the business for years or are fresh newcomer, the Real Estate industry can be a fickle and intimidating one. Staying in the game is difficult but it’s always reassuring to know there are ways of finding peace amongst the chaos. No one knows this better than Ian Watt. We had the opportunity to sit down with the accomplished and distinctive downtown Vancouver realtor, an Ubertor client and friend for over 7 years (many of you may know Ian from his video blogs). Ian’s farewell photo for his final 760th video blog. Ian Watt has made a name for himself in this…
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    Reverse Mortgage Daily

  • Lenders Forecast Modest Housing Growth in 2015

    Jason Oliva
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Despite fewer lenders reporting tighter credit requirements, weak consumer demand continues to impact lenders’ decreased profit margin outlook, according to results from the most recent Fannie Mae survey on mortgage lender sentiment.  Conducted in November, the 2014 Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey indicates that lenders’ growing concerns with purchase mortgage demand is broadly in line with industry indicators while also supporting views of a modest housing expansion heading into 2015, said Doug Duncan, senior vice president and chief economist at Fannie Mae. “While…
  • Column: Reverse Mortgages Have Their Place In Retirement Planning

    Emily Study
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Is a reverse mortgage a good retirement strategy? Yes — well, for some people.  “Reverse mortgages have their place, but the problem is that they’re sold to people who shouldn’t have them because it doesn’t work for them,” Craig Smalley, a financial adviser and certified estate planner, tells MarketWatch in a recent column. “They are for those that have little or no retirement funds, and have no heirs really to speak of.” The home equity loan has become a popular way for baby boomers to fund their retirement, as $15.3 billion in reverse mortgages were taken out in…
  • Bloomberg: More Trouble for Ocwen?

    Jason Oliva
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Ocwen Financial Corp. (NYSE: OCN) has taken center stage this year for several federal probes into its mortgage servicing practices. And the woes continue, as the company is now being examined over claims that it has stalled home sales by underwater borrowers, according to report from Bloomberg. The New York Department of Financial Services and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are investigating whether Ocwen improperly stalled short sales by borrowers who owe more that their homes are worth, according to two unidentified people briefed on the case who asked Bloomberg to remain…
  • NeighborWorks Names New President and CEO

    Elizabeth Ecker
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:57 pm
    NeighborWorks America, the administrator of housing counseling training in the United States, has named Paul Weech as its new president and CEO. Weech will assume the position of Acting President and Chairman Chuck Wehrwein, who will resume his role as chief operating officer of the organization.  Weech comes to NeighborWorks from the Housing Partnership Network, where he served as executive vice president for policy and external affairs and worked with 100 nonprofit housing and community development organizations to spearhead new housing policy and practice.  “NeighborWorks America…
  • Reverse Mortgage Lenders Are Seeking New Talent for 2015

    Elizabeth Ecker
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:40 am
    As lenders make way for a new year ahead, many are building their teams for success in 2015. Lenders nationwide are hiring for positions from inside sales to wholesale account executives and more. Urban Financial of America, Reverse Mortgage Funding, VanDyk Mortgage and others are hiring now. If you’re searching for a new opportunity in the new year, check out the opportunities below.  Click the following postings to find out more. Or for a complete list of jobs, visit Reverse Mortgage Jobs Online. Originators / Marketing / Processing / Operations Processor – Senior Reverse…
 
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    Real Estate RSS Feed | JD Supra Law News

  • Aviation & Aerospace and Surface Transportation Quarterly Newsletter

    Buchalter Nemer
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:55 pm
    In This Issue: - Update on Developments in California Drone Law - One Community Gets Relief from Aircraft Noise - California Once Again Relinquishes Clean Air Act Enforcement Responsibility to the Federal Government - One Code To Rule...By: Buchalter Nemer
  • Congress votes unanimously to extend SCRA one-year foreclosure protection period

    Ballard Spahr LLP
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:47 am
    Congress has unanimously approved legislation to extend until January 2016 a provision of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) that prohibits foreclosing on a servicemember’s house for one year following the servicemember’s return from active...By: Ballard Spahr LLP
  • Oregon Court Denies HOA’s Effort to Proceed Against Subcontractors for Construction Defect

    Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:45 am
    In Liberty Oaks Homeowner’s Ass’n v. Liberty Oaks, LLC, 2014 Ore. App. LEXIS 1696, the Liberty Oaks Homeowners’ Association (“HOA”) sued the developers of townhomes, alleging that they were responsible for construction defects in the townhouse...By: Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP
  • Congress Passes Tax Extender Package for 2014

    Cohen & Company
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:22 am
    The Senate passed the much-anticipated tax extender bill yesterday, officially known as the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 (TIPA), and now awaits President Obama’s signature. TIPA, which is expected to be signed into law as early as today and...By: Cohen & Company
  • Senate Passes Extenders Legislation For Calendar Year 2014

    Goulston & Storrs PC
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:19 am
    In the annual ritual of last minute legislative action, the Senate has passed the renewal of nearly all of the so-called Extenders legislation by a vote of 76 to 16, which will make the tax incentives applicable to calendar year 2014 if signed by the...By: Goulston & Storrs PC
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    Atlanta Real Estate Blog

  • 1925 Pine Mountain Road Kennesaw Ga 30152

    9 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    1925 Pine Mountain Road Kennesaw Ga 30152 FMLS # 5342543 A world-class estate privately nestled on approximately 2.7 acres featuring the finest craftsmanship accented with exquisite imports from around the globe. Located in the gated community of Stonebridge, this home offers privacy and security with convenience to local attractions and entertainment. The well-appointed brick manor fea...Read More »
  • 389 Orchard Drive Temple Georgia 30179

    8 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    389 Orchard Drive Temple Georgia 30179 FMLS # 5362550 389 Orchard Drive is a traditional three bedroom, two bathroom charming ranch nestled on a spacious corner lot with tons of curb appeal! A picturesque front porch greets you and your guests with the front entrance welcoming you to the open living area with gleaming hardwood floors, updated fixtures and tons of natural lighting. ...Read More »
  • 4558 Bryten Drive Douglasville, Ga 30135

    15 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    4558 Bryten Drive Douglasville, Ga 30135 FMLS # 5185963 Majestically perched atop a hill you will feel the elegance and grace upon arrival at this 4 sided brick European Style home.  This custom built estate is nestled privately on approximately a 1 acre lot and boasts the finest of lavish appointments and details. Your guest will be welcomed by the circular driveway and lush landsc...Read More »
  • 128 Templeton Lane Villa Rica Georgia 30180

    14 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    128 Templeton Lane Villa Rica Georgia 30180 FMLS # 5287329 Located in The Georgian Golf & Country Club neighborhood, 128 Templeton Lane offers luxury living with the finest of amenities and sought after location. Gleaming hardwood floors are located throughout the entire main level with a welcoming foyer greeting you and your guests.  Perfect for entertaining, the formal dining ...Read More »
  • 4315 Foxfire Court Douglasville Georgia 30135

    13 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    4315 Foxfire Court Douglasville Georgia 30135 FMLS # 5366464 Conveniently located in the Plantation at Dorsett Shoals neighborhood, 4315 Foxfire Court offers a highly desirable open ranch floor plan. Three bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, and one half bath can be enjoyed on the main level for easy ranch style living, or the full basement can be finished for additional space. The master su...Read More »
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  • Man is stunned by where his old truck turned up

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Man is stunned by where his old truck turned upWHOUA Texas plumber traded in his truck last year and is now shocked to see where it surfaced -- with his company's name still on the door.Why he's receiving angry threatsMore newsUS wealth gap hits record high Uber driver charged with rape
  • Brutal online backlash to 'The Interview'

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Brutal online backlash to 'The Interview'APInterest in the film has soared since Sony shockingly pulled its release in the wake of the ongoing hacking scandal.Incredible 24-hours on TwitterIn other newsMovie posters fetch huge pricesA timeline of the Sony hack
  • Live call leaves Cooper in tears

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Live call leaves Cooper in tears CNNWhen he heard, 'hello darling,' he seemed mortified -- but things took an emotional turn he didn't expect. Who made his jaw drop Take a look Jolie takes kids to photo shoot Lady Gaga flashes Spanx
  • Mystery man who came back with Alan Gross said to be ID'd

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Mystery man who came back with Alan Gross said to be ID'dThe White HouseHe flew back from Cuba aboard the same airplane as Alan Gross.Who one expert believes he isRelated coverageTabloids react to US-Cuba deal Castro visit to US is possible
  • Rondo dealt in blockbuster NBA trade

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Rondo dealt in blockbuster NBA tradeAPAfter years of rumors, the Celtics finally pulled the trigger and sent their star point guard to a championship contender.Best starting five in the league?More from sportsNFL's highest-paid QB benchedPlayer won't apologize for protest
 
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  • Man is stunned by where his old truck turned up

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Man is stunned by where his old truck turned upWHOUA Texas plumber traded in his truck last year and is now shocked to see where it surfaced -- with his company's name still on the door.Why he's receiving angry threatsMore newsUS wealth gap hits record high Uber driver charged with rape
  • Brutal online backlash to 'The Interview'

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Brutal online backlash to 'The Interview'APInterest in the film has soared since Sony shockingly pulled its release in the wake of the ongoing hacking scandal.Incredible 24-hours on TwitterIn other newsMovie posters fetch huge pricesA timeline of the Sony hack
  • Live call leaves Cooper in tears

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Live call leaves Cooper in tears CNNWhen he heard, 'hello darling,' he seemed mortified -- but things took an emotional turn he didn't expect. Who made his jaw drop Take a look Jolie takes kids to photo shoot Lady Gaga flashes Spanx
  • Mystery man who came back with Alan Gross said to be ID'd

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Mystery man who came back with Alan Gross said to be ID'dThe White HouseHe flew back from Cuba aboard the same airplane as Alan Gross.Who one expert believes he isRelated coverageTabloids react to US-Cuba deal Castro visit to US is possible
  • Rondo dealt in blockbuster NBA trade

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Rondo dealt in blockbuster NBA tradeAPAfter years of rumors, the Celtics finally pulled the trigger and sent their star point guard to a championship contender.Best starting five in the league?More from sportsNFL's highest-paid QB benchedPlayer won't apologize for protest
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  • Man is stunned by where his old truck turned up

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Man is stunned by where his old truck turned upWHOUA Texas plumber traded in his truck last year and is now shocked to see where it surfaced -- with his company's name still on the door.Why he's receiving angry threatsMore newsUS wealth gap hits record high Uber driver charged with rape
  • Brutal online backlash to 'The Interview'

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Brutal online backlash to 'The Interview'APInterest in the film has soared since Sony shockingly pulled its release in the wake of the ongoing hacking scandal.Incredible 24-hours on TwitterIn other newsMovie posters fetch huge pricesA timeline of the Sony hack
  • Live call leaves Cooper in tears

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Live call leaves Cooper in tears CNNWhen he heard, 'hello darling,' he seemed mortified -- but things took an emotional turn he didn't expect. Who made his jaw drop Take a look Jolie takes kids to photo shoot Lady Gaga flashes Spanx
  • Mystery man who came back with Alan Gross said to be ID'd

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Mystery man who came back with Alan Gross said to be ID'dThe White HouseHe flew back from Cuba aboard the same airplane as Alan Gross.Who one expert believes he isRelated coverageTabloids react to US-Cuba deal Castro visit to US is possible
  • Rondo dealt in blockbuster NBA trade

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Rondo dealt in blockbuster NBA tradeAPAfter years of rumors, the Celtics finally pulled the trigger and sent their star point guard to a championship contender.Best starting five in the league?More from sportsNFL's highest-paid QB benchedPlayer won't apologize for protest
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    Missouri Living At It's BEST!

  • 128 Fieldstone Drive, Hollister, MO 65672

    Steve Mattison, Ozarksagent Steve Mattison - ABR, e-Pro - Branson (Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Realty of Branson)
    4 Dec 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Branson Creek Villas Duplex for sale. OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescriptionNeighborhood $154,900 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Partial BathroomInterior: 1,627 sqft Location 128 Fieldstone Dr.Hollister, MO 65672USA Steve Mattison ABR e-Pro Keller Williams Tri-lakes(417) 336-4999steve@ozarksagent.comhttp://www.ozarksagent.com          Listed by: Keller Williams Tri-Lakes (BSF) 417-336-4999 Our recent listings Branson Creek Villas Duplex for sale.One level ranch home on ONE ACRE!Working cattle ranch by Table Rock LakeLakeview lots on Stormy Point in…
  • Branson MO Real Estate Trends for November 2014

    Steve Mattison, Ozarksagent Steve Mattison - ABR, e-Pro - Branson (Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Realty of Branson)
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:52 pm
    We may have an early cold spell but things warm up pretty quickly around here too.   Our local market had a cooling spell but looks to be warming back up in spite of the weather forecast. Market Area: 65616 Listing Price $210,190 Listing Price Trend + 0.01% Sold Price $165,410 Sold Price Trend + 0.39% Just a fraction of what's happening!  Buying or selling a home involves many factors. Stay on top of current community trends by viewing these listing and sale prices, demographics, school performance, area comparisons, and more. Of course, you can always call or email for help understanding…
  • Branson Lake-view lots on Stormy Point for sale.

    Steve Mattison, Ozarksagent Steve Mattison - ABR, e-Pro - Branson (Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Realty of Branson)
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:32 am
    Lakeview lots on Stormy Point in Branson! OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescriptionNeighborhood $89,700 Lots and Land Main Features Lot: 0.77 acre(s) Location Lots 8, 14A &15A Southview CtBranson, MO 65616USA Steve Mattison ABR e-Pro Keller Williams Tri-lakes(417) 336-4999steve@ozarksagent.comhttp://www.ozarksagent.com          Listed by: Keller Williams Tri-Lakes (BSF) 417-336-4999 Our recent listings Lakeview lots on Stormy Point in Branson!Lakeview lots on Stormy Point in Branson!One level ranch home on almost level lotsLake home with privacy and access.Home for the horse lover…
  • Branson Real Estate Market Report for October 2014

    Steve Mattison, Ozarksagent Steve Mattison - ABR, e-Pro - Branson (Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Realty of Branson)
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:40 pm
    The data on this page is consolidated from multiple sources and includes current listings, recent sales, and more. Whether you're a buyer or seller, the knowledge you gain will help put you in control of your real estate transactions. Call or email anytime to discuss how this information can benefit you! Price Trends - Sold vs. ListedMarket Analysis   Understand the difference between "listing prices" (what sellers are asking for) and "sold prices" (what buyers are willing to pay). By comparing these price trends, you'll have a good idea of where the market is heading. The median listing and…
  • Branson Real Estate Market Report for August 2014

    Steve Mattison, Ozarksagent Steve Mattison - ABR, e-Pro - Branson (Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Realty of Branson)
    17 Aug 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Local real estate conditions are changing and your Ozarksagent provides valuable, up-to-date information. Market Area: 65616 Listing Price $206,720 Listing Price Trend -0% Sold Price $207,120 Sold Price Trend + 53.45% Just a fraction of what's happening...click now to view more local market conditions! Buying or selling a home involves many factors. Stay on top of current community trends by viewing these listing and sale prices, demographics, school performance, area comparisons, and more. Of course, you can always call or email for help understanding what this information really means for…
 
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    Inman News

  • Zillow gets creative in hunt for tech talent

    Paul Hagey
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Tech talent is in demand and real estate is just one industry courting the best and the brightest software engineers. Of the 123 current job openings at Zillow, just over half (62) are for technology positions. Tech positions also make up a ...
  • Why a handwritten note is my secret weapon

    Amanda Ross
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    You get home from work, and on your way in you pick up the mail. You leaf through and see a bill, a bill, a flier, a bill ... Ooh, a handwritten envelope! You immediately want to open it to see who sent this lovely piece of mail to you. Why did you react this way ...
  • Realtor.com regrets, bulls and bears, and underestimate Redfin at your own expense

    Brad Inman
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Anyone who underestimates Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman is crazy. Quirky, yes. Direct, yes. Master fundraiser, yes. True entrepreneur, yes. Irritates the hell out of the industry, yes ...
  • Agent-only app gathers momentum with MLSs

    Andrea V. Brambila
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Looks like nothing says “try me” better than “free.” In July, real estate tech firm Homesnap offered the agent-only version of the company’s popular real estate mobile app free to multiple listing services for the first 12 months. At the ...
  • Best (and worst) agent marketing strategies for 2015

    Hank Bailey
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    Over the past several years, I have noticed things that work and things we agents do that might not be as beneficial as we think; these activities just don't produce the desired results. The bottom line: If you spend more time on your Facebook page than you do working on your website, then you are limiting your success ...
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    New at craigmische.com

  • Annual Pause in Alexandria Real Estate

    Craig Mische
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:19 am
    It is that time of year at 211 Broadway that the showing schedule for the homes listed for sale at Counselor Realty has a lot of white spaces. It happens every year and it’s the same case at every other office in December. There are very few new real estate listings in the MLS and very few people physically viewing homes. Web-site traffic dries up quite a bit too as people are spending their time shopping or busy reading “best of 2014″ articles. Probably a few creating funny Jib Jab videos too. Like clockwork, this will all change after the first of the year. For lake homes,…
  • Alexandria’s Real Estate Market Condition

    Craig Mische
    3 Dec 2014 | 11:36 am
    As a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) I have access to something called Realtors Property Resource. Created by NAR, the RPR site and app provided comprehensive data and analytics about local real estate. Information from Alexandria’s Multiple Listing Service is used to come up with an AVM, automated valuation model, and/or a Realtors Valuation Model, RVM. Both use proprietary algorithms and arrive at their own estimate. On each property valuation there will be an AVM Confidence Score and a RVM Confidence Score, shown on the Property Details page. Both are values…
  • GoPro Hero View of the Summer of 2014

    Craig Mische
    30 Nov 2014 | 6:29 am
    A friend that lives at Lake Darling in Alexandria received a GoPro Hero as a gift from his wife prior to the start of summer of 2014 and was busy putting his gift to use all summer long. He has combed through the videos he recorded while playing with his dogs at the lake (Piper is the jumper and Scooter is the observer on the dock), skiing, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, kayaking, Sea-Dooing, tubing, going for pontoon rides and floating from Lake Cowdry to Lake Darling and put together a video to recap summer in two minutes, fifty-four seconds. It was a good summer.
  • Alexandria Houses in Your Hand

    Craig Mische
    29 Nov 2014 | 6:22 am
    I’ve made it easier on your eyes while searching for Alexandria, Minnesota real estate for sale on your mobile devices. Previously you would have to either have Superman quality vision or do a lot of zooming in to view property details or a list of homes for sale in Alexandria. Now, when you are using an iPhone or Samsung Galaxy or any other Android phone or iOS device (tablets excluded) and visit Alexmn.com a mobile version will automatically be displayed. It will make real estate searches for lake homes or a house in an Alexandria neighborhood while away from your desktop, faster…
  • Build on a Point at Maple Lake

    Craig Mische
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:33 am
    Two Maple Lake lots are now for sale at the end of Maple Springs Drive. Some of the highest valued real estate at 830 acre Maple Lake in Alexandria have a Maple Springs address. Recently platted, the two lots are on a point and have high quality shoreline for swimming. Lot 1 is .56 acre with 100 feet of frontage and it will be possible from a home to have lake views in all four directions. The same views are possible at Lot 2 as well. Its size is 1.12 acres and has 351 feet of lakeshore. Both have city sewer available. Both are going to wonderful settings for a new home and there are many…
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    Developments

  • U.S. Hotel Companies Eager to Plant Flags In Cuba

    Craig Karmin
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:12 am
    U.S. hospitality companies responded to President Obama’s announcement on Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba are restoring full diplomatic relations with hope mixed with a bit of caution.
  • New York Offices Cheaper Than London, And Nine Other Markets

    Eliot Brown
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:24 am
    Offices in New York – and the rest of the U.S. – are a relative bargain, according to a new report out Wednesday from CBRE Group Inc.
  • Ka-Ching! Report Says NYC Apartment Market Set Records in 2014

    Peter Grant
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:29 am
    The Manhattan condominium and co-op apartment market is setting numerous new records in 2014 partly thanks to high sales of units costing more than $10 million, according to a new report. The average sales price for co-ops and condos will come in at about $1.8 million in 2014 compared with $1.5 million last year, according to projections in the report by CityRealty, a real estate listings and data firm. That figure also tops the previous record of $1.6 million set in 2008. Overall sales volume is expected to hit $22 billion, up from $21 billion in 2013, the report says. The report projects…
  • Oil’s Plunge Is Pushing Mortgage Rates Down

    Nick Timiraos
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:22 am
    Low oil prices may offer a hidden gift to consumers beyond the gas pump: They could also indirectly support lower mortgage rates.
  • Least Expensive Homes Languish Underwater Even As Equity Rises

    Joe Light
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:22 am
    About 8.7 million homeowners still owed more on their mortgages than their homes were worth at the end of September, according to a report released Wednesday by Zillow.
 
 
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    HUD Press Releases

  • Julián Castro Statement on HUD FY2015 Budget

    17 Dec 2014 | 4:07 am
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro today issued the following statement in response to President Obama signing the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015. HUD's $45 billion budget allows the Department to support the individuals and organizations that we currently serve, but also limits HUD's ability to help some new families reach the middle class or pursue their dream of homeownership.
  • Water Main Break Closes HUD Headquarters Tuesday Afternoon

    16 Dec 2014 | 4:07 am
    The Weaver Building in Washington D.C. is closed immediately because of a water main break. The building should be reopened tomorrow, however, should circumstances prevent the building from opening, employees should call (866) 463-6483, check the local news or hud.gov for the building status on Wednesday, December 17, 2014.
  • HUD and Census Bureau Announce New Residential Construction Activity in November

    16 Dec 2014 | 4:07 am
    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau today announced the following new residential construction statistics for November 2014.
 
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    What's New on HUDclips

  • Form HUD-92900-B

    15 Dec 2014 | 1:13 am
    Important Notice to Homebuyers (Updated expiration date)
  • Forms HUD-3

    15 Dec 2014 | 1:10 am
    HUD-310-DRSC Manufactured Housing Dispute Resolution (Updated expiration date) HUD-311-DR Federal Maufactured Housing Dispute Resolution Information Form (Updated expiration date)
  • Federal Registers

    15 Dec 2014 | 1:08 am
    FR-5752-N-108 Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Energy Efficient Mortgages (EEMs) FR-5752-N-106 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP) FR-5752-N-107 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Protection and Enhancement of Environmental Quality FR-5752-N-105 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Pre-Purchase Homeownership Counseling Demonstration and Impact Evaluation FR-5800-FA-07 Funding Availability: Announcement of…
  • Forms HUD-9

    12 Dec 2014 | 1:19 am
    HUD-92330-A Mortgagor's Certificate of Actual Cost - Multifamily (Updated expiration date) HUD-9808 Request for Prepayment of Section 202 or 202/8 Project (Updated expiration date)
  • Forms HUD-2

    12 Dec 2014 | 1:14 am
    HUD-2205-A Mortgagor's Certificate of Actual Cost - Multifamily (Updated expiration date) HUD-2328 Contractor's and/or Mortgagor's Cost Breakdown (Updated expiration date)
 
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    Business Insider

  • Here's Where VCs Think Businesses Will Spend Billions On Tech In 2015

    Eugene Kim
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:19 pm
    Companies spend trillions of dollars on technology every year. The best investors can see which new companies are serving the needs of big enterprises, and invest accordingly. To uncover the hottest new trends in business tech next year, we spoke to some of the most successful enterprise-focused VCs in Silicon Valley.1. “Big Data” will continue to mature into a huge market Last year was a big year for “Big Data,” a buzzy term that refers to new tools that let companies analyze massive amounts of data from new sources like tiny sensors or web site visits. There were massive…
  • Groceries Are The Biggest Untapped Opportunity In E-Commerce

    Hope King and Cooper Smith
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The grocery industry hasn't innovated much in the past 90 years, but that's finally starting to change. Tech companies are now aggressively pursuing the $600-billion-a-year food and beverage market and trying to bring more grocery sales online. Our look at the e-commerce grocery opportunity has been one of our most requested research reports this year. It's also one of the first pieces of research on this topic in the industry. We have prepared a short video presentation on some of the key points in our subscriber-only report. Click on the image below to watch our…
  • NASA's Incredible, Futuristic, And Totally Real Plan To Establish A Human Colony On Venus

    Jessica Orwig
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:15 pm
    NASA has plans to live on Venus. Seriously. In fact, up in the clouds above its scorching surface, Venus is "probably the most Earth-like environment that's out there," Chris Jones of NASA told Evan Ackerman at IEEE Spectrum. Forget Mars and its frigid temperatures and thin atmosphere when we can live like gods, afloat in the clouds of Venus. Jones is part of the Space Mission Analysis Branch of NASA's Systems Analysis and Concepts Directorate at Langley Research Center in Virginia. The research group recently unveiled a detailed plan to eventually set up permanent residence on Venus.
  • Google Is Making Plans To Put The Next Version Of Android Directly In Your Car

    Reuters
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:50 pm
    SAN FRANCISCO/DETROIT (Reuters) - Google is laying the groundwork for a version of Android that would be built directly into cars, sources said, allowing drivers to enjoy all the benefits of the Internet without even plugging in their smartphones. The move is a major step up from Google's current Android Auto software, which comes with the latest version of its smartphone operating system and requires a phone to be plugged into a compatible car with a built-in screen to access streaming music, maps and other apps. The first such vehicles will debut in 2015. Google, however, has never provided…
  • EU needs long-term Russia strategy lasting 'years': Tusk

    18 Dec 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Brussels (AFP) - New EU president Donald Tusk said Thursday the bloc needs a strategy on Russia lasting years, not just weeks or months, to cope with the problems raised by its intervention in Ukraine."We need a long perspective strategy... plans for years. We need to be realistic, we have to treat this as a long-term game," Tusk said after chairing his first European Union leaders summit, which reviewed relations with Russia.Join the conversation about this story »
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    Inman News

  • Zillow gets creative in hunt for tech talent

    Paul Hagey
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Tech talent is in demand and real estate is just one industry courting the best and the brightest software engineers. Of the 123 current job openings at Zillow, just over half (62) are for technology positions. Tech positions also make up a ...
  • Why a handwritten note is my secret weapon

    Amanda Ross
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    You get home from work, and on your way in you pick up the mail. You leaf through and see a bill, a bill, a flier, a bill ... Ooh, a handwritten envelope! You immediately want to open it to see who sent this lovely piece of mail to you. Why did you react this way ...
  • Realtor.com regrets, bulls and bears, and underestimate Redfin at your own expense

    Brad Inman
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Anyone who underestimates Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman is crazy. Quirky, yes. Direct, yes. Master fundraiser, yes. True entrepreneur, yes. Irritates the hell out of the industry, yes ...
  • Agent-only app gathers momentum with MLSs

    Andrea V. Brambila
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Looks like nothing says “try me” better than “free.” In July, real estate tech firm Homesnap offered the agent-only version of the company’s popular real estate mobile app free to multiple listing services for the first 12 months. At the ...
  • Best (and worst) agent marketing strategies for 2015

    Hank Bailey
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    Over the past several years, I have noticed things that work and things we agents do that might not be as beneficial as we think; these activities just don't produce the desired results. The bottom line: If you spend more time on your Facebook page than you do working on your website, then you are limiting your success ...
 
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    All HW content

  • Freddie Mac offloads $155 million of credit risk to insurers

    18 Dec 2014 | 3:27 pm
    As part of its continuing effort to limit the American taxpayers’ liability, Freddie Mac obtained a number of insurance polices designed to cover potential losses on a $155 million pool of single-family loans.
  • 18 Senators, mortgage bankers tell HUD: Time to lower FHA premiums

    18 Dec 2014 | 3:06 pm
    A group of 18 U.S. Senators and the Mortgage Bankers Association both sent letters to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Thursday, stating that the time has come for the Federal Housing Administration to lower its mortgage insurance premiums.
  • Mortgage bond spreads tighten to lowest level in two years

    18 Dec 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Hesitant investors are driving down mortgage bond yield spreads to a level not seen in more than two years. Is the rise in overall yields to blame?
  • Fannie Mae: Will housing make full recovery in 2015?

    18 Dec 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Although 2014 is wrapping up to be a less-than-stellar year for the economy, mortgage lenders believe 2015 will get the nation back on track. But will housing see a surge in activity? Yes, and no.
  • ditech to offer 97% LTV loans

    18 Dec 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Ditech Mortgage Corp is expanding its lending options again. The company is now the latest lender to to jump on board with the 97% LTV programs announced by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac earlier this month.
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    House Price Crash News Blog

  • BBC: Mortgage lending dip continues, says CML

    alan
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    "Gross lending totalled £16.9bn in November, down 9% from October, the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) said". "It added that a "gentle trajectory" for the mortgage market would "calm" any concerns over the effect of a housing boom on the UK economy in general".
  • Yahoo FINANCE: 4 Reasons Why House Prices Are Set To Plunge Next Year

    hpwatcher
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    House prices in the UK may fall significantly in 2015. Here’s why.
  • BBC: North Sea oil industry 'close to collapse'

    mountain goat
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:33 am
    It's almost impossible to make money at these oil prices", Mr Allan, who is a director of Premier Oil in addition to chairing Brindex, told the BBC. It's a huge crisis. This has happened before, and the industry adapts, but the adaptation is one of slashing people, slashing projects and reducing costs wherever possible, and that's painful for our staff, painful for companies and painful for the country.
  • Financial Times: Swiss central bank moves to negative deposit rate

    libertas
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:51 am
    Well, if Sterling starts strengthening seriously against the Euro, we could see this. Incidentally, it is penned as Central Bank Action, but in reality, they are like flags in the wind. The truth is that the demand to deposit money in Swiss banks is so high that there is no need the raise rates to meet demand for the currency. The central bank is merely responding to external forces, just as with Russia, where private swap rates for the currency rose in advance of the central bank rate rise. Central banks are not in control, they compete with the private sector for capital. Thus, what the BOE…
  • Guardian: Labour opens up five-point poll lead over Tories

    alan
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:46 pm
    House Prices in a year's time will be decisively affected by the May election. It's coming closer. My removals friend said volumes of house moves are up in our area for December. A Mansion Tax then in 2015?
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    Developments

  • U.S. Hotel Companies Eager to Plant Flags In Cuba

    Craig Karmin
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:12 am
    U.S. hospitality companies responded to President Obama’s announcement on Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba are restoring full diplomatic relations with hope mixed with a bit of caution.
  • New York Offices Cheaper Than London, And Nine Other Markets

    Eliot Brown
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:24 am
    Offices in New York – and the rest of the U.S. – are a relative bargain, according to a new report out Wednesday from CBRE Group Inc.
  • Ka-Ching! Report Says NYC Apartment Market Set Records in 2014

    Peter Grant
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:29 am
    The Manhattan condominium and co-op apartment market is setting numerous new records in 2014 partly thanks to high sales of units costing more than $10 million, according to a new report. The average sales price for co-ops and condos will come in at about $1.8 million in 2014 compared with $1.5 million last year, according to projections in the report by CityRealty, a real estate listings and data firm. That figure also tops the previous record of $1.6 million set in 2008. Overall sales volume is expected to hit $22 billion, up from $21 billion in 2013, the report says. The report projects…
  • Oil’s Plunge Is Pushing Mortgage Rates Down

    Nick Timiraos
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:22 am
    Low oil prices may offer a hidden gift to consumers beyond the gas pump: They could also indirectly support lower mortgage rates.
  • Least Expensive Homes Languish Underwater Even As Equity Rises

    Joe Light
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:22 am
    About 8.7 million homeowners still owed more on their mortgages than their homes were worth at the end of September, according to a report released Wednesday by Zillow.
 
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    The Housing Chronicles Blog

  • BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 12/18/14

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:57 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 12/18/14 on the Web.In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:Building permits fell 5.2 percent in November; about even year-over-yeaHousing stats tumbled 1.6 percent in NovemberCPI fell by 0.3 percent in November; up by 1.3 percent over previous 12 monthsEmpire State Manufacturing Survey declines in December Want to advertise in the newsletter and reach over 130,000 readers? Contact National Sales Manager Nick Cosan at nkosan@penpubinc.com.www.metrointel.com
  • BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 12/16/14

    16 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 12/16/14 on the Web.In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:Builder confidence fell one point in December to 57 but still well in positive territoryIndustrial production rose 1.3 percent in November; June-October pace also revised upwardsProducer Price Index down by 0.2 percent in November but up by 1.4 percent over previous yearConsumer sentiment rose in December to nearly an eight-year highWant to advertise in the newsletter and reach over 130,000 readers? Contact National Sales…
  • BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 12/12/14

    12 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 12/12/14 on the Web. In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:November retail sales showed strongest gain since MarchInitial unemployment claims dip by 3,000 in latest reportBusiness inventories rose more than expected in OctoberMortgage applications rise by 7.3 percent in latest surveyWant to advertise in the newsletter and reach over 130,000 readers? Contact National Sales Manager Nick Cosan at nkosan@penpubinc.com. www.metrointel.com
  • December column for Builder & Developer magazine now online

    10 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    My column for the December 2014 issue of Builder and Developer magazine is now posted online.For this issue, entitled "Homebuilding Year in Review," I provided my annual review of the past year and what we can expect in 2015. An excerpt: Last year, I wrote about a housing rebound that seemed to finally have solid legs after a few false starts since the Great Recession. The good news for 2014 is that both the economy and the housing market have continued their slow yet gradual climb back to normal.Indeed, the NAHB's Leading Markets Index, which measures how well metropolitan areas are…
  • BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 12/10/14

    10 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 12/10/14 on the Web. In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:Job growth hit 321,000 in November as unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.8 percentConsumer borrowing rose less than forecast in October ahead of holiday seasonWant 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 Waiting List Administration Published

    8 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Housing Notice 2014-16 Waiting List Administration has been posted to HUDCLIPS. This notice provides additional options for owners in their waiting list administration to further ensure fair housing compliance and provides guidance on the administration of waiting lists for Multifamily Housing properties. Topics include opening the waiting list, placing applicants on the waiting list, and outreach.
  • Housing Preservation Technical Guidance and Information

    8 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Join the New HUD Multifamily Housing Preservation Mailing List. Subscribe to receive emails with news and information on events and training about how to maintain your property's affordability.
  • Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) Information for 2015

    5 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 64 million Americans will increase 1.7 percent in 2015. The 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits that more than 58 million Social Security beneficiaries receive in January 2015. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on December 31, 2014.
  • TRACS 202D MAT Guide Published

    29 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Multifamily Housing has posted the Monthly Activity Transmission (MAT) Guide for TRACS 202D. The guide, which provides information about the newest TRACS update and includes system guidance previously found in HUD Handbook 4350.3, REV-1, can be found online.
  • State Supplementary Payments (SSP) Administered by States

    29 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Multifamily Housing has recently been informed that some states no longer have their State Supplementary Payments (SSP), which supplement the Federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit, administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Because of this, SSA has advised they are not able to maintain any information about SSP in the states identified in their table below. The new protocol effects the income amounts provided by SSA to HUD and displayed in the Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) System. In order to verify the payment in states administering SSP, verification can…
 
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    NHC Open House Blog

  • How will housing markets and policies respond to the “diversity explosion”?

    16 Dec 2014 | 10:07 am
    by Lisa Sturtevant, PhD, National Housing ConferenceWilliam Frey of the Brookings Institutionhas written a new book titled Diversity Explosion. An intentionally provocative title for a book about seismic demographic shifts in the U.S., the book formed the basis for a presentation and panel discussion I attended on Monday. Diversity Explosion describes the important demographic trends that will shape the future of politics, policymaking and economic growth in the country over the next four decades. The way in which the demographics of the country are changing will have important implications…
  • DC is the latest city to prioritize public land for affordable homes

    15 Dec 2014 | 6:29 am
    by Robert Hickey, National Housing Conference One of the better tools cities have for protecting economic diversity and improving housing affordability is using publicly owned land creatively to include affordable homes. Recognizing this, the Washington, DC city council recently voted unanimously to require that all new multifamily residential developments on city-owned land include at least 20-30 percent affordable housing. With the mayor’s acquiescence landing the day after Thanksgiving, this big news was easily overlooked. But the act’s passage is an important step for the city,…
  • House Committee on Veterans' Affairs hearing highlights successes and challenges in ending veteran homelessness

    12 Dec 2014 | 11:46 am
    by Rebekah King, National Housing ConferenceOn Dec. 11, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs held a hearing on Evaluating Federal and Community Efforts to Eliminate Veteran Homelessness. Nonprofit organizations focused on policy, housing, and service comprised the first panel; federal agency staff comprised the second panel. The first panel highlighted the success and progress they are seeing on the ground: Since 2010, the homeless veteran population has declined by 33 percent, an unprecedented achievement which is a direct result of research-based interventions, federal leadership, and…
  • Senate Banking subcommittee hearing highlights housing challenges and recommends policy changes

    11 Dec 2014 | 9:52 am
    by Rebekah King, National Housing ConferenceOn Dec. 9, the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development held a hearing on Inequality, Opportunity, and the Housing Market. The panelists discussed the range of challenges that continue to plague the housing recovery: concentrated foreclosures, negative equity, vacant and abandoned homes, tight credit, and households of color shut out of the conventional mortgage market. The hearing highlighted that despite overall economic improvement, many families and neighborhoods are being left…
  • FHFA orders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to fund affordable housing

    11 Dec 2014 | 7:17 am
    by Ethan Handelman, National Housing Conference This morning, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) ordered Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to begin funding the National Housing Trust Fund and the Capital Magnet Fund, both of which support the creation and preservation of affordable housing. FHFA’s action is a major step forward for affordable housing, as each of these programs were authorized in 2008 but had yet to receive any funding from Fannie or Freddie. (The Capital Magnet Fund received one round of appropriated funds that was oversubscribed and quite successful.) It is also…
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    The Official Real"ad"tor Awards

  • The Happy Thinker

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

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

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

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

    blairedwards
    6 Dec 2013 | 11:01 am
    Moist Realtors of Yucaipa California Some may think this Web Site is very TMI but the sexy lady Realtors, and yes all ten of them are ladies, do not think so.  Here in Yucaipa Cailfornia the dry climate makes one thirsty for a good agent. Agents with a dry sense of humour need not apply, you need to be dripping with dew and beaming with a post climatic glow to work for Team Moist.  In order to penetrate the Yucaipa market one must be well lubricated with  local real estate knowledge and ready to do the deed transfer at any moment. We just can’t make this stuff up, and why would we?
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    Top News

  • Twins Hurler Ervin Santana Buys Classy Clearwater Manse

    Erik Gunther
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Ervin Santana spent the 2014 season racking up his typical solid stats with the Atlanta Braves in hopes of a sweet free agent payday. He was rewarded handsomely for his efforts, recently signing a four-year, $55 million deal to pitch for the Minnesota Twins. But as he racked up 14 wins for the Braves on the mound, he was also busy off the field during the season: In June, the durable hurler quietly snapped up an enormous mansion in Clearwater, FL. Built in 2010, Santana’s palatial new home was originally listed for $4 million in February 2013, but he managed to score a discount.
  • Mortgage Rates Hit Lowest Level of the Year Again

    Chrystal Caruthers
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Nick White/Photodisc/Thinkstock The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped to its lowest point of the year as 10-year Treasury yields closed at their lowest level since May 2013, according to Freddie Mac. This week, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to 3.80%, down from 3.93% last week. A year ago this time, it was 4.47%, according to the Primary Mortgage Market Survey. “The temporary decline in rates will likely be short-lived,” said Jonathan Smoke, chief economist at realtor.com®.  “Those who can take advantage now and lock in a purchase or refinance at these levels may…
  • Former Oracle Exec Ray Lane Selling Palm Desert Home

    Roman Loyola
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:09 pm
    In the 1990s, Ray Lane was the man who made Oracle one of the biggest software companies in the world. Selling his Palm Desert, CA home, however, has proven to be a tougher challenge. The luxury desert property has been on and off the market since December 2010. It is available again now, for $3.9 million; Bruce Busher is the listing agent. Tuscan in design, the home measures 6,552 square feet and is on a half acre of land. The house has four bedrooms, four full bathrooms and two half baths. The exterior is hard coat stucco, and the roof is Spanish clay tile. The entry of the house opens to…
  • Congress Extends Tax Break for Troubled Homeowners

    Credit.com
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:33 pm
    AlexRaths/iStock/Thinkstock Those who lost their homes to foreclosure or sold them via a short sale in 2014 will hopefully breathe a little easier knowing that they may be able to avoid a huge tax bill when they file their tax returns. With the passage of the “tax extenders” legislation Tuesday night by the Senate, Congress has given taxpayers one more year to exclude canceled debt from their income when filing their 2014 tax returns, as long as that forgiven debt arose from the loss or sale of their principal home. This exclusion had expired at the end of 2013, and without the extension,…
  • Former NBA Guard Chris Duhon Lowers Price on FL Home

    Roman Loyola
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Point guard Chris Duhon is done with the NBA after a career that didn’t match the success of his college days at Duke University, and earlier this year, he returned to the college ranks to join the men’s basketball staff at Marshall University as an assistant coach. Duhon is spending the bulk of his time on the university’s West Virginia campus and on the recruiting trail, so he put his Florida home up for sale in July. Listed by Andrey Bustamante, the price has been reduced from $2.25 million to $1,999,990 now. Located in Sanford, the house is just minutes away from…
 
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    St. John's Real Estate Homes for Sale

  • Average Housing prices for St. John’s (Oct 2014)

    Stephen Winters
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:54 pm
    St. John’s Real Estate Average House Prices for October 2014 Total # of MLS Listings = 994 Total # of Sales [Oct] = 432 Number of Active Listings for Sale in Newfoundland = 5384 Numbers are based on both residential and commercial listings/sales   Here is a break down by area for October: St. John’s: Listings = 240 Sales = 67 Sales/Listings Ratio = 28% Average sale price for a home in St. John’s: $358,225 for the month of October and the 12 month average $346,513 Mount Pearl: Listings = 38 Sales = 16 Sales/Listings Ratio = 42% Average Sale Price (12 month average): $300,476…
  • 2 apartment Investment property in Paradise 39 Fred W Brown Drive

    Stephen Winters
    1 Nov 2014 | 4:05 am
    Looking for a great investment property?!! Live in an almost brand new home, quickly build equity and avail of financial security! 39 Fred W Brown Drive is a split entry 2 Apartment home with ALL the bells and whistles! From the dark hardwood, center island, open concept, pot lighting in kitchen, up graded fixtures, headers, ceramics in all wet areas, en-suite of Master, stainless steel appliances, microwave/range hood, fridge with water and ice dispenser on main. Completed rec room. Lower level 2 bedroom apartment is above ground with ground level entry,lots of natural lighting, spacious,…
  • St. John’s Average House Price September 2014

    Stephen Winters
    6 Oct 2014 | 4:29 am
    St. John’s Real Estate Stats for September 2014 Total # of MLS Listings = 1111 Total # of Sales [Sept] = 430 Number of Active Listings for Sale in Newfoundland = 5508 Numbers are based on both residential and commercial listings/sales Here is a break down by area for September: St. John’s: Listings = 291 Sales = 86 Sales/Listings Ratio = 30% Average sale price for a home in St. John’s: $321,928 for the month of September and the 12 month average $345,988 Mount Pearl: Listings = 52 Sales = 17 Sales/Listings Ratio = 33% Average Sale Price (12 month average): $298,465 Paradise:…
  • 46 Mountbatten Drive – Bally Hally East End home for sale

    Stephen Winters
    4 Oct 2014 | 4:12 am
     **SOLD** If you are looking for a 4 bedroom 2-story home that includes all the extras then look no further! This home has it all! Enjoy new kitchen cabinets and propane fireplace in this open concept kitchen & dining area. Large center island with wine cooler. There is a separate family room as well as a separate living room for entertaining. Hardwood & ceramic floors throughout the entire home. Four large bedrooms on the second floor. Master has walk-in closet and an ensuite with custom glass shower & marble tiles. The main bathroom has a jacuzzi soaker tub and a separate…
  • St. John’s Average House Price for August 2014

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

  • 21% of U.S. Housing Markets Are Now Less Affordable Than Historical Averages

    Marco Santarelli
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:18 pm
    RealtyTrac released a report identifying county-level housing markets with early warning signs of a possible home price bubble — where prices over-inflate and eventually decline.  The report also identified markets with little risk for a home price bubble. Read the rest of 21% of U.S. Housing Markets Are Now Less Affordable Than Historical Averages » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2014 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate Investments. Your Premier Source for Turnkey Investment Property.
  • Delayed Marriage Equals Delayed Home-Ownership

    John Burns
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:10 pm
    The share of 25 to 29 year-olds who are married is down by almost 48% for men and 43% for women from 1970.  This single fact is one of the biggest game changers in the housing industry. What impact does this change in marital status mean for your housing strategies?  It’s huge!   Read the rest of Delayed Marriage Equals Delayed Home-Ownership » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2014 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate Investments. Your Premier Source for Turnkey Investment Property.
  • 8 Rental Property Predictions for 2015

    Jason Van Steenwyk
    1 Dec 2014 | 5:23 pm
    All good investors are visionaries.  That is, before making an investment they make predictions about the future – which may or may not come true. That said, and working with the humility appropriate for any investor with a healthy appreciation for risk and instinct for survival, here are eight trends we believe will make their mark on rental real estate going into 2015 and beyond. Read the rest of 8 Rental Property Predictions for 2015 » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2014 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate Investments. Your…
  • Are You “CLEAR” on What is a Good Deal?

    William Bronchick, Esq.
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:05 pm
    So often beginning investors focus on real estate investing techniques that they lose sight of the important issue – is this a good deal?  Learning to recognize a good deal takes research, education and, above all, experience. Here’s a good formula to determine whether a potential real estate purchase is a deal.  It’s a simple acronym called “C.L.E.A.R.”… Read the rest of Are You “CLEAR” on What is a Good Deal? » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2014 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate Investments.
  • Tips for Real Estate Investors

    Joel Cone
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Investors are attracted to investing in real estate because the potential for profit is tremendous.  However, the possibility of losing it all is always lurking in the back of investors’ minds because, as with any investment, there is risk involved. Successful real estate investing is achievable at any point in time, despite the economic conditions.  Although change is inevitable, the risk involved is manageable, as long as the investor continues to follow a few basic principles. Read the rest of Tips for Real Estate Investors » For more articles like this, please visit our Real…
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    Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate News

  • Don't miss the Holiday Light show at 1601 Collingwood Drive Alexandria

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates)
    6 Dec 2014 | 2:40 am
    Don't miss the Holiday Light Show at 1601 Collingwood Drive in Alexandria Virginia. If you have never taken a drive up to Alexandria to see this amazing   no "Outstanding Holiday Light Display" then you need to treat yourself and your family. It will delight children of all ages. This was a video I took several years ago. When you get there and pull over to the side of the road,you will see a sign that instructs you to tune you car radio to 88.1 so you can hear the  music! Hope you love it as much as we do! Each year the Holly's Tacky Christmas Lights is published. Here are the Top Ten on…
  • A message for those relocating to Woodbridge Virginia over the Holiday

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates)
    2 Dec 2014 | 7:46 pm
      A Message For Those Relocating To The Woodbridge Virginia Over The Holiday. A few TFP'S ( Tips From Peg) Over the past week I have had several conversations with agents  as well as folks who have called who are military folks relocating to the Woodbridge Virginia area. Each were anticipating just arriving in the area  and hopeful to find a rental with a few days and move in before year end. "It is not impossible to arrive and located a rental you can move right into. However is a very RISKY thing to do without a BACKUP PLAN for family members (including your  pets!)" Let's talk…
  • Thanksgiving Word Game- A Real Brain-Teaser.

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates)
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:54 pm
    When everyone gathers for Thanksgiving this year.   Give them something to think about.  Here is a Word Game just about anyone can play. Give everyone a piece of paper and something to write with Tell everyone they have 10 minutes ( or 5 ) if you a super smart family!  Each letter can only be used one time in a word The object of this game is to create as many words as you can from the saying  " Happy Thanksgiving Everyone" It is truly amazing how many words you can make from this phrase. This is just a sample of the words I've come up with while writing this post. App Apps Are AnyAn Ask…
  • Our Mobile App is the fastest way find Homes For Sale in Woodbridge

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates)
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:58 pm
    A frustrated caller from Woodbridge Virginia said she had found a home on a HomeSnap App. It was in her price range. She was excited. She drove past it and there was no For Sale Sign. She went back home to try and find out more about the home on her desktop computer. She looked on all the big sites and nothing. She began to realize that I was an agent in the area, and decided to reach out for information. This is what I shared with her. The home had been SOLD three and half months ago. The estimated value on HomeSnap was $173,000. It was listed for $176,000. The home was a short sale…
  • Never under estimate an older home. You can transform it.

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates)
    15 Nov 2014 | 11:20 pm
    Have you been thinking of buying a home. However all the homes in your price range seem a bit dated. This blog is for you. Never under estimate a home that has great bones that just needs some updates. You stand to get it for a better price that someone who has paid a contractor to do all the improvements. While on facebook the other day I saw a "How To Video" come across my news feed that made me stop and pause. Check this out. Learn how to update those old 1980's  stair spindles with decorative metal spindles and completely transform a homes entrance.     "I like this so much it…
 
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    KW Blog

  • A Holiday Gift: Keller Williams Buys Premium Content Subscriptions for All 110,000+ Associates

    Keller Williams Realty International
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:05 pm
    To thank Keller Williams associates for an incredible year and help prepare them for an even bigger year for their business, Keller Williams has become the first real estate franchise to purchase a subscription to Inman’s new premium content service for all of its associates. Keller Williams agents will receive a FREE one-year subscription to Inman Select, a members-only service that provides breaking news and analysis. “The best real estate agents provide their clients with insights and expertise they can’t get anywhere else,” Keller Williams President Mary Tennant said.
  • The 8 Essentials of Financial Reporting

    Keller Williams Realty International
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:13 am
    Anyone ever tasked with reviewing, analyzing and presenting the findings on balance sheets and profit and loss statements (PnLs) knows how daunting all those numbers can be. At Keller Williams, it is the responsibility of each market center Financial Planning Committee (FPC) to digest these numbers and present them to their Associate Leadership Council (ALC). Although not every company is structured like Keller Williams, every company must prepare and review financial reports. In the first live Keller Williams University (KWU) streaming class taught by Vice Chairman of the Board Mo Anderson,…
  • Keller Williams Associate Gives the Gift of Opportunity

    Keller Williams Realty International
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:21 pm
    On December 8, 2014, Keller Williams associate Juliana Lee was recognized for her $50,000 donation to Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE). Her donation went toward PiE’s $225,000 challenge grant, which will be used to help public school students in K-12. The challenge grant serves to match donor’s gifts, doubling their impact. At the event, PiE President Asha Guha, PiE Executive Director Kathy Schroeder and Superintendent Glenn “Max” McGee gathered to receive Juliana’s $50,000 donation to PiE. “We have made some magic with your gift. What kind of magic?”…
  • Stick to Your Resolutions in 2015

    Keller Williams Realty International
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:46 am
    With less than a month until the start of the New Year, everyone is busy making plans for 2015. The New Year is a great time to set goals and make resolutions that will give you the best possible chance of success. As the economy continues to strengthen, many are considering making a career transition. Have you been thinking about getting into real estate? Many real estate professionals choose this career path because of the unlimited earning potential and flexible schedule. How much you make is determined by how much you put in. If you have been considering a career change and want to become…
  • 4 Tips for Selling Homes with Pets that Won’t Put You in the Doghouse

    Keller Williams Realty International
    8 Dec 2014 | 6:16 am
    Selling a home is stressful enough for home owners, but selling a home with pets can be even more stressful. In addition to the usual concerns home owners have, clients with pets also have to consider if they should move their animals out while the home is for sale, how much it will cost to repair any pet-related damage and if pet odor will deter potential buyers. Unfortunately for pet owners, the truth is that pets can turn away potential buyers and even lower the perceived value of their home if they are not addressed prior to listing. However, when properly prepared, homes with pets can be…
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    The Real Deal New York

  • Castellan bringing affordable housing building to East 30th St.

    Claire Moses
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    9 East 30th Street and a rendering of the building proposed for the site (Credit: Kossar + Garry Architects) Castellan Real Estate Partners is planning to construct a 21-story residential building at 9 East 30th Street, according to the developer. Castellan is currently in contract to buy the site, according to the firm’s vice president of acquisitions, Etan Slomovic. He added that he expects the sale to close in February. He wouldn’t specify the purchase price of the property, but said that the site has been in the same hands since the 1980s. The project is part of the…
  • Tsimmer’s Caerus Group in contract for Zionist group’s HQ

    Mark Maurer
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:30 pm
    From left: 4 East 34th Street, David Eyzenberg and Jon Epstein Leo Tsimmer’s Caerus Group just inked a contract to buy the six-story Zionist Organization of America building at 4 East 34th Street, The Real Deal has learned. Tsimmer, who was active in the prior real estate boom as a developer of projects such as Highline 519 in Chelsea, is expected to close on the sale of the building and additional development rights for between $70 million and $80 million, according to insiders. The deal will give Caerus control of a building site with about 100,000 square feet of development rights in…
  • Government briefs: Fulton Center opens, FEMA to perform audit on 70,000 NYC properties … and more

    Claire Moses
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Fulton Street Transit Center From the December issue: Lower Manhattan’s Fulton Center, where nine subway lines converge, reopened last month. Blackstone Group’s $1.95 billion sale of the Waldorf-Astoria to a Chinese company may get a federal government review. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will perform an audit on the storm-proofing of 70,000 New York City properties, gauging their compliance with the National Flood Insurance Program. These items and more can be found in this month’s government briefs. [more]  
  • Spitzer reveals plans for two Williamsburg waterfront towers

    The Real Deal Staff
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Eliot Spitzer, scrapped plans for 420 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg and current site Eliot Spitzer’s Spitzer Engineering is bringing two 18 and 22-story towers to a waterfront parcel in Williamsburg, according to building permits the firm filed with the city today. The pair of buildings at 420 Kent Avenue would together house 270 apartments for a total of 311,224 square feet of residential space. The permits also call for 2,000 square feet of retail space, according to New York YIMBY. The site is located two blocks south of the Williamsburg Bridge and used to be home to Kedem Winery.
  • Industry shows up to #PartywithMoinian: PHOTOS

    Kerry Barger
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:55 pm
    After the decadent late-night scenes at Town Residential and Madison Realty Capital’s holiday fetes, it was, well, refreshing to attend a more traditional affair: the Moinian Group’s evening cocktails at 635 West 42nd Street last week. Dark-suited Joseph Moinian and his sons Matthew and Mitchell played hosts last week to the likes of SL Green Realty’s Marc Holliday, Cushman & Wakefield’s Bruce Mosler, CBRE’s Bradley Gerla, Jay Badame of Tishman Construction, The Real Deal publisher Amir Korangy, David Barton of the trendy David Barton Gym, Fried Frank’s Jonathan Mechanic and…
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    Northern Virginia Real Estate Blog

  • Holiday Home Safety

    thebeltteam
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:31 am
    If you’re headed “over the river & through the woods to Grandmother’s house” for the holidays, here are 10 tips to keep your home safe while you’re gone! (1) Be careful with your status updates on Twitter, Facebook, etc. Don’t be too specific. For example: “Can’t wait to see Grandma & Grandpa” might be better than “Leaving for Ohio in 2 hours. Back on Sunday.“ (2) Take advantage of the “nosy neighbors” you have (assuming you trust them!). Ask them to keep an eye out while you are away. Make sure they know…
  • Falls Church Open House – Newly Renovated with Main Level Master

    thebeltteam
    12 Dec 2014 | 9:25 am
    Am amazing renovation has just been completed on this Falls Church charmer! Wait until you see inside! The addition features a first floor master suite, plus an upper level with two bedrooms and a full bath. The rest of the main level has two additional bedrooms, a fabulous updated kitchen and more! OPEN SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14TH 1PM TO 4PM More info & lots of photos of 3438 Upside Ct in Falls Church – $815,000 Call Terry Belt & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 to schedule a showing. Search All Falls Church Open Houses Homes For Sale in Falls Church $750,000 to $850,000
  • Just Listed in Popular Embassy Court in Vienna – Open Sunday

    thebeltteam
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:09 am
    Looking for a home with an updated kitchen, gleaming hardwood floors and a wonderful almost half acre usable lot in the Madison High School pyramid? We’ve got one for you! And it’s open Sunday, December 14th from 1PM to 4PM. JUST LISTED at $819,000 – 9505 Broome Ct in Vienna Here’s a sneak peek: (Click here for more photos and full details). Call Kevin Kleifges & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 to schedule a showing. Search All Vienna Homes For Sale $750,000 to $850,000 The Belt Team has sold more homes in Vienna than ANY Realtor or Team. Call us if you would like…
  • December in Northern VA Real Estate – Things Are Poppin!

    thebeltteam
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Some folks might think that December is a slow time in real estate, but not this year! The The Belt Team still has 8 settlements scheduled for the rest of December. (Keep in mind that the average agent sells 5 homes per year per NAR statistics!) We also listed a home on Madrillon Springs Ct in Vienna last Friday and by the end of the weekend, it was under contract! (Happy Sellers!) This week we have two more listings coming on the market. One on Farm Meadow Ct in Evans Farm (McLean) and one on Broome Ct in Embassy Court (Vienna). Here’s a sneak peek of the two new listings coming on…
  • Just Listed In Falls Church – Open Sunday Dec 7th

    thebeltteam
    5 Dec 2014 | 6:37 am
    Wait until you see this newly renovated Falls Church charmer on a beautiful lot that we just listed! Renovation JUST completed and includes a two story addition with a main level master suite & two bedrooms (and a full bath) upstairs. The home also features two more bedrooms on the main level, a main level study (can be used as an additional bedroom), an open eat-in gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, living room with woodburning fireplace & more! 3438 Upside Ct in Falls Church – Open Sunday, Dec 7th 1-3PM Search Falls Church Homes For Sale…
 
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    Corporate Real Estate Network

  • What Is Risk Management?

    CRE Editors
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:51 pm
    What Is Risk Management?: Sign Up for Free for our PM Software at http://www.ProjectManager.com What is project risk management? Watch this short video to learn the who-what-when-how of managing risk... Please click on the link to read complete commentary. Thank you!
  • Marek Noetzel comments on the 2014/2015 Cushman & Wakefield’s Main Streets Across the World report

    CRE Editors
    14 Dec 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Marek Noetzel, Partner and head of Retail at Cushman & Wakefield’s Polish office comments on the 2014/2015 Cushman & Wakefield’s Main Streets Across the World report: “According to the... Please click on the link to read complete commentary. Thank you!
  • Sustainability Initiatives in the U.S. Office Market

    CRE Editors
    14 Dec 2014 | 7:27 am
    Steven Ring, Managing Director with Cushman Wakefield, joins us to share the latest incentives for sustainable space in the office market. Please click on the link to read complete commentary. Thank you!
  • 2014 MENA Investor Sentiment Survey

    CRE Editors
    13 Dec 2014 | 1:37 pm
    2014 MENA Investor Sentiment Survey. This year’s survey went out to just over 600 regional investors and includes an international section, which allowed investors to share their overseas strategies.... Please click on the link to read complete commentary. Thank you!
  • JLL MarketPulse Q3 2014 – Real estate trends in India

    CRE Editors
    13 Dec 2014 | 5:38 am
    Positive sentiment is generated with a new government coming into power, helping the economy to bounce back. Real estate remains a mixed bag, with only office sector performing. Please click on the link to read complete commentary. Thank you!
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    THE TENANT ADVISOR

  • The State of CRE TECH

    CoyDavidson
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:39 pm
    My friend Pierce Neinken, the founder of CRE Tech Intersect, a biannual, bicoastal technology symposium, was kind enough to send me this report, CRE TECH 2014 State of the Market Report. I attended to the first two CRE Tech Intersect events in 2013 and look forward to attending again next year. I have written quite […]
  • The Office

    CoyDavidson
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:41 am
    Top Posts for 2014 Gimme Back my Office There are no shortage of opinions about the future of office space. Some think the need for office space will eventually go away, which I say is hogwash. However, there is no dispute that office space allocations for employees are shrinking as corporate office space users have […]
  • This Week’s Recommended Reading

    CoyDavidson
    13 Dec 2014 | 7:48 am
    5 Articles to Read this Weekend Technology Helping Commercial Brokers Up Their Game Despite being an estimated $12 trillion industry, commercial real estate has done little to adopt change over the decades—with many a broker utilizing time-tested tools and techniques such as cold calling, faxing and poring over spreadsheets… The Registry How to Create a […]
  • This Week in the Economy

    CoyDavidson
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Rough Week for Stocks All three major stock indexes finished the week with significant losses.  The tech heavy Nasdaq finished down 2.66% for the week. The Dow lost 3.78% and the S&P 500 dipped 3.52% for the week. Below are links to the top economic stories for the week: U.S. consumer sentiment at eight-year high U.S. Rig Count is […]
  • Houston Economic Update

    CoyDavidson
    12 Dec 2014 | 11:45 am
    Lower Energy Prices Soften 2015 Outlook The Houston commercial real estate market has been on an extended run thanks primarily to high energy prices and a drilling boom. The blistering Houston economy has created a boom for Houston office space construction. Office space is leasing up quickly in Texas and rents are appreciating and healthy […]
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    Learn Real Estate Investing | Lifestyles Unlimited

  • (December 18, 2014) The Del Walmsley Radio Show with Special Guest, John Ridgway: The Road To Overcoming Fear In Pursuit of The Independent Lifestyle

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/3194ad3607792ff430f6e2559fce64dea2bdafb0/LURadio1218142.mp3 Nobody ever said that living the corporate life would not be tough, but then again, nobody ever said that a lot of it just flat out wouldn’t make any sense. Today, Del Walmsley and the idolized “Johnny Llama” of real estate investment laugh as they share stories about a nonsensical past life lived in the name of work, under the shadow of fear and in a constant state of dependency. So, if you’re sitting at a dead end 9-5 job and pinching…
  • (December 18, 2014) Steve Davis: Seeking, Achieving & Protecting The Unlimited Lifestyle Starts & Ends With You

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/56b2cbb28f47a7948989c68e4998dea84daa4cc0/LURadio121814.mp3 You are the first and last line of offense and defense when carrying out your most precious goals. Opportunities will come and go, naysayers will always be in abundance and your ego will always carry the fear of being wounded. But, nobody will ever care more than you about the goals you pursue and nobody will ever do more than you to make sure you reach them. Starting today, you are the sword and the shield, the base of operations and the final arbiter of your life and…
  • (December 17, 2014) The Del Walmsley Radio Show: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:34 am
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/93212cf600ccc66bb1200afa872677642b6cb687/LURadio121714.mp3 The most important ingredient of the holidays is the impulse to give. Whether it is that gag gift that you found a year ago that you knew would instantly claim you the title of the ultimate prankster, the thoughtful gift that reflects the treasured idiosyncrasies of that special someone of yours, or the gift to strangers in need, all reflect the ability we have to act on the compassion we share for others. Well, on today’s show, we would like to add another type…
  • (December 16, 2014) Del Walmsley: Saying No To The Mantra of “The Workin Man”

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/3f38a0c27dda8cf9bc4142fd90c239358908b234/LURadio121614.mp3 Life does not have to be lived in the fleeting moments after work is over, and it would seem apparent that many people these days realize just that, but do they act on it? Switching gears a tad, it seems quite ironic that one of the foremost rock bands of the 70’s (RUSH) would see fit to perform a song chronicling the life of your average working man. What had Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart done to feel compelled to sing about a life so far removed from…
  • (December 16, 2014) The Del Walmsley Radio Show: Living Life Through The Music

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:44 am
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/4aa58d675ea6bc79b09da5547769fc8a21cc412a/LURadio1216142.mp3 Epic guitar solos, poetic power ballads and the palpable sense of rebellion, these are the timeless musical elements that came from classic rock of the baby boomer generation. Today, Del Walmsley pays homage to a song from RUSH for bringing him to a life beyond that of his parents. So, take a break from the tunes of tidings and joy for a moment on this show, as Del talks about how if you truly listen to the essential music of your generation, it can bring you…
 
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  • 消費者金融-中洲漁港 釣り

    admin
    6 Dec 2014 | 5:03 am
    一週間位前本屋に立ち寄った時に、気になる本を見つけたから買って読んでるの。 それを友達が見たら・・・「似合わなーい」って 7キロ太ったって言いながら味噌豚骨ラーメン食べて「ダイエットしよっかなー」ってサントレックスを見せた自分の方が・・・似合わないだろー!!! しあさっても11時から美術館。 ちょっと池袋に行きたいところがあるから、よってもらうつもりだけどね。…
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    30 Nov 2014 | 11:35 pm
    あたしは、シェイプアップのために朝方食を必ず食べるように心がけています。 というより、朝方食が3食の中でもっとも重要だと考えています。 やせるためなら、食べない方が良いのでは?と、考えている方もおられるでしょうが… 例えば、夕方食をPM7時に食べて、翌日朝方食を抜いて、正午に11時食を食べたとします。…
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    12 Nov 2014 | 9:48 am
    不規則な生活のため、あさからとかはムリだけど、お風呂前にエアロビスティック。 そして、ダンベルもできるだけ心がけていたら足クビがしまってきたよー♪ きのう、母親にも「痩せたんじゃない???」って言われたし~ 本当はあさとか決めた時間からやりたいけど、今の不規則な生活じゃムリ。。。 でも、それなりに頑張ってみようと続けてみた結果、やっと効果を実感中。…
  • 消費者金融-中洲漁港 キス

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    5 Oct 2014 | 7:05 am
    友人にも愚痴ったんだけど、会社でどーしても合わない人がいるんだよねー。 例えば、ナウルにしょっちゅう行っていて、お土産を買ってくるのはありがたいんだけど、その自慢話をいつも聞かされるとか。 9㌔痩せただの、函館にディナーが云々とか。 24時に帰ってきて仄々しようと思う。 けど、エアロビスティックをしたり、今度きゅう師の勉強を云々・・・と。 24時に家に帰れば自由だろー!!…
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    10 Sep 2014 | 7:19 am
    「7kg太ったのよ」なんて話題は出るけど、変わってないのに驚き!! 1人目で産後太りして、痩せるのに時間がかかったからこんにゃくゼリーやウォーキングや色々気にしてるらしぃ。 若い時に結婚して、なんだかんだ早めの対処が良かったのか・・・ 私もジムに行こうかと思ったけど…コアリズムやろうかなー。 みなさまも、クラス会とかで驚くべき変化とか感じることないですか?…
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    Your Home in Calgary - the Calgary Real Estate Market

  • Just Listed Unit 411 - 345 Rocky Vista Pa NW Calgary

    Monika Furtado
    14 Dec 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Bright and welcoming top floor 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit at the Pavillions in Rocky Ridge. 10' ceilings, large windows and a gorgeous city view enhance the appeal of this penthouse unit with a vaulted living room. A warm entry welcomes you with storage and laundry on the right. Ahead is the spacious living room with gas fireplace and wall of windows to bring in ample natural light. Open to the living room the kitchen with lots of storage and wrap around counter isn't visible from the front door. The master bedroom with 3 piece ensuite with standing shower and large walk in closet is to the…
  • Calgary Real Estate Market Update - Dec 12, 2014

    Monika Furtado
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:38 pm
    Seems a lot of folks have been dusting off their crystal ball this week. As the end of the year draws near it is natural to reflect on the past 12 months and start looking ahead. There are a variety of opinions and the economists have mixed forecasts on what 2015 will bring us. What is typically a time of year when media sensationalize the good and bad to come the reports have been less than melodramatic. Maybe just a slow news week?   There is definitely some turbulence around the price of oil and in a resource based City such as Calgary that always generates talk around the water…
  • Just Listed - 60 10940 Bonaventure Drive SE Calgary

    Monika Furtado
    4 Dec 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Exceptionally clean and well maintained end unit townhouse backing directly to the Willow Park Golf Course and walking distance to the Anderson LRT station, Southcentre and local shops. The main level provides a spacious kitchen, powder room, dining area open to the living room, large living room with corner fireplace and beautiful views to the private back patio which looks out directly to the golf course and mature trees. Hardwood floors flow throughout the main and upper levels. The upper level has been converted from 3 bedrooms to a master bedroom and second large bedroom or den as it is…
  • Just Listed - 239 Hidden Valley Place NW Calgary

    Monika Furtado
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Walking into this beautifully updated, maintained and spacious home you will find a great modern layout. With vaulted ceilings above the large kitchen, breakfast nook and family room, this bright and warm space is the heart of the home. Large windows open out to the large back yard and deck with greenspace and pathways beyond. The dining room is just off the kitchen and the front sitting room/office looks out the large bay window. A powder room and updated laundry with extra fridge and cabinetry are on the main level.  Upstairs you will find a large master bedroom with ensuite and walk…
  • Calgary Real Estate Market Update - Nov 8, 2014

    Monika Furtado
    8 Nov 2014 | 9:41 pm
    The snow is about to fly so the real estate market will slow down a bit, but that's to be expected and follows seasonal trends. Our real estate market has been very strong this year with record gains. The pressure is easing somewhat as more inventory has come to market. As a result increases are slowing but it isn't expected for pricing increases to reverse. Inventory should now begin to reduce as we enter winter months. Don't forget that folks are still moving to Calgary so if there are less listings the pressure isn't going to ease too much.   Our rental market is still nutty. I talk…
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    Property Management Software

  • What Should I Know about Houses for Rent?

    Property Management Software
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:55 am
      Rental Property If you are planning to rent out your home, or want to rent your own property, there are certain things that you must be aware of. The following are things you need to know about houses for rent: Rent Agreement Rent agreement is a legal agreement between you and the property owner. The agreement is usually made in writing, but sometimes verbal as well. No matter whether you have a written or oral agreement, an agreement is a legally binding document which is enforceable through the legal system. If you want to move out before the end of the lease period, you will be…
  • What Should I Look for in a Property Manager?

    Property Management Software
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:55 am
      Property Manager Obviously you want a qualified property manager who is well organized, reliable, and an expert with experience in their field. The following are a few things that you must consider while searching for a property manager to get the best fit: Get Referrals Just like any other job, you should ask for referrals. You can talk to other real estate agents and landlords in your area to get some good references. But always remember, references can be biased. So you must have ability to judge the potential of the candidate. Go Online You can also perform an online search for…
  • What Type of Training Is Required to Be a Property Manager?

    Property Management Software
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:55 am
      Property Manager Training A professional property manager needs to perform multiple tasks to ensure property is managed well and maintenance of the property is properly performed. A property manager who lacks fundamental training can make mistakes and will not survive in the industry very long. In order to avoid such mistakes and develop required skills, every property manager must complete a training program before stepping into their first managerial role. Job Responsibilities of Property Managers As said before, property management includes many different tasks. Some of common tasks…
  • Will I Need a Property Management Contract or Agreement?

    Property Management Software
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:55 am
      Property Management Contract A property management agreement contains the roles and responsibilities a property manager or company is accountable for. When you hire a company to manage your rental property, you allow them to market your property and make decisions for you, including financial decisions as well. Hiring a property management organization provides you with assistance running your rental houses and upgrades what you offer to derive the maximum financial potential of your properties. You must read the property management agreement thoroughly and check for following points…
  • 10 Things That Should Make You Run from a Property Manager

    Property Management Software
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:42 am
      Property Manager The help of a professional property manager can benefit you in several ways. As he or she is taking care of your property, you will be free to focus on the core business activities. It will significantly enhance the value of your property and can definitely increase your cash flow. But , hiring a bad or unskilled property manager can make you lose your investment altogether. Following are 10 things that should make you run away from a property manager: Hesitate in Providing References: References plays a vital role in checking and evaluating any candidates’…
 
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    30A Luxury Homes

  • 5 Things You Should Never Say During Your 30A Luxury Home’s Open House

    Joy
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:39 am
    5 Things You Should Never Say During Your 30A Luxury Home’s Open House An open house is one way for sellers to showcase their 30A luxury homes for sale to a number of potential buyers. While you want to be as honest and open as possible to interested buyers, you also want to leave a good impression – and this means there are some things better left unsaid during an open house. Here are 5 things you should never say during your 30A luxury home’s open house: 1. “The neighbors can get a bit noisy.” Most buyers are looking for a 30A luxury residence where they can relax and escape…
  • How to Have the Perfect Beach Bonfire along 30A

    Joy
    8 Dec 2014 | 11:24 am
    How to Have the Perfect Beach Bonfire along 30A One of the best things about living in a 30A luxury home is having access to the beach any time, any day. Strolling along the pristine beaches of 30A, feeling the cool fine sand between your toes, hearing the soothing sounds of the surf, and of course, there’s the beach bonfires! The experience of living in a home along 30A is not complete without the magic and fun of a campfire along the beach set against the breathtaking beauty of the Gulf of Mexico at night. The only thing better than enjoying a beach campfire with friends and loved ones is…
  • 3 Things That Can Ruin The Sale of Your 30A Luxury Home

    Joy
    1 Dec 2014 | 7:41 am
    3 Things That Can Ruin The Sale of Your 30A Luxury Home 30A luxury homeowners in the market can face a longer and more challenging road to closing compared to regular homeowners. A smaller pool of buyers, setting the price for a unique luxury home, and luxury buyers who are in no rush to buy, are some of the challenges that luxury home sellers face. Here are some of the things that can further slow down the sale of your 30A luxury home and how to avoid them: 1. Uncooperative Seller Don’t fall into the trap that other luxury sellers get into: thinking that their home is the most luxurious…
  • Seacrest Beach Real Estate | Market Report September-October 2014

    DebbieJ
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Seacrest Beach Real Estate | Market Report September – October 2014 Why is Seacrest Beach Real Estate one of the hottest 30A communities? Seacrest Beach real estate offers a more affordable alternative to Rosemary Beach FL real estate and Alys Beach, without sacrificing proximity to the atmosphere, shopping, dining and activities that make Rosemary Beach so desirable. A quaint 30A beach community, Seacrest Beach is nestled between Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach and offers a mix of cottage-style homes, condos and homesites. Looking for a home, condo or homesite in Seacrest Beach?
  • 6 Things that 30A Luxury Home Buyers Look for Besides Location

    Joy
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:24 pm
      6 Things that 30A Luxury Home Buyers Look for Besides Location There are certain features of 30A luxury homes that attract buyers and, as the age-old saying in real estate goes: “location, location, location” makes all the difference. However, besides location, there are other features that buyers look for and are willing to pay more for in a 30A luxury home for sale. If you are selling your home along 30A, you might want to consider these: 1. Unobstructed Light and Views One of the best features of a 30A luxury home on the waterfront is the amazing views of the Gulf of Mexico. A…
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    Unconditional

  • Voted Best Real Estate Site … Realestate.co.nz

    Paul McKenzie
    3 Dec 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Realestate.co.nz won Best Real Estate Website at Tuesday’s NetGuide awards. The awards are decided by the New Zealand public via votes on the Net Guide website. More than 200,000 votes were cast in this year’s awards Realestate.co.nz CEO Brendon Skipper said the win shows that Realestate.co.nz are “doing a great job of building awareness of our site and building relevance for our customers”. “We want to say a huge thanks to all the people who voted for us. This win would not have been possible without the huge support that we have had from the Real Estate industry in New Zealand…
  • National average asking price reaches record high of $497,840

    Paul McKenzie
    3 Dec 2014 | 2:30 pm
    November saw a 1.9% increase over the previous month in the national average asking price of homes for sale, reaching an all-time high of $497,840. In addition, the number of new property listings remains high with 13,512 new listings in November, a 2% lift on the same month last year. The November property data was released today by Realestate.co.nz, the website with New Zealand’s largest number of homes for sale. “The New Zealand property market continues to be robust, with a very healthy number of new listings heading into summer. The new all-time high in the average asking price…
  • Surge of new listings on the home market

    Paul McKenzie
    2 Nov 2014 | 7:57 pm
    The number of new listings on the residential property market surged by 32% in October after a slowish September. Figures released by Realestate.co.nz, New Zealand’s largest online database of homes for sale, show that 13,765 new homes came onto the market in October. With the election, we didn’t see the usual spring rise in homes for sale, but the strong rise in October brings us back close to long-term figures. After this market correction, both the total number of new homes listed and the average asking price is now close to what it had been a year ago. The New Zealand home market has…
  • Property prices rising slower this year

    Paul McKenzie
    5 Oct 2014 | 8:37 pm
    The strong rise in property asking prices has slowed down markedly in recent months. Over the last year, the national asking price for properties increased by only 3.9%, compared to an 8.7% increase in the preceding year. At the same time, the available inventory of homes for sale remains well below the long-term average. The number of homes for sale in New Zealand has been below the long-term average since January 2012. This is especially apparent in Auckland, where the inventory sits at 15 weeks of available stock, well below the long-term average inventory of 27 weeks. This means that if…
  • New home listings unseasonably low

    Paul McKenzie
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:15 pm
    The usual surge in new home listings on the market in August is noticeably weaker this year compared to the past, with just 9,482 new listings. New residential property listings are 11.5% down on the same time last year. This fall affected most regions around the country, with only Northland, the Coromandel and Central North Island bucking the trend. Every August, we start to see strong lifts in new home listings after the quieter winter months. The expected lift did come this year, but it’s not nearly as dramatic as in the past. For instance, we have seen an increase of 3.5% from July to…
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    BornLiving Barcelona

  • The Forum II apartment in Barcelona

    admin
    13 Dec 2014 | 6:36 am
    A modern, welcoming 3-bedroom apartment near the International Conference Centre of Barcelona A beautiful apartment in the Forum area, granting easy access to the CCIB and the Diagonal Mar shopping centre, home to over 180 shops as well as many fancy restaurants, bars and a cinema. The apartment: The Forum II apartment is located on the first floor of a building with elevator and offers its guests a fresh, modern atmosphere. With warm wooden floors throughout and a simple, tasteful décor, it is ideal for groups of up to 8 people wishing to enjoy a comfortable, relaxing stay in Barcelona. The…
  • The Forum III apartment in Barcelona

    admin
    13 Dec 2014 | 6:36 am
    A modern, welcoming 3-bedroom apartment near the International Conference Centre of Barcelona A beautiful apartment in the Forum area, granting easy access to the CCIB and the Diagonal Mar shopping centre, home to over 180 shops as well as many fancy restaurants, bars and a cinema. The apartment: The Forum III apartment is located on the 4th floor of a building with elevator and offers its guests a fresh, modern atmosphere. With warm wooden floors and a simple, tasteful décor, it is ideal for groups of up to 8 people wishing to enjoy a comfortable, relaxing stay in Barcelona. The living area…
  • The Claris I Apartment in Barcelona

    admin
    5 Dec 2014 | 6:29 am
    A spacious and bright one bedroom apartment in one of the best locations in Barcelona. Only steps away from Plaza Cataluña and Paseo de Gracia which allows you the benefit of culture, cuisine and fantastic shopping… all at your fingertips! The building has an elevator but there are eleven steps to climb first. The Apartment:- This lovely one bedroom apartment is very spacious and bright. Recently refurbished, the open plan living-dining-kitchen area is the perfect place to kick back and relax after a day of sightseeing. The wall of windows ensures that this area is flooded with light. The…
  • The Diagonal Glorias apartment in Barcelona

    admin
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:29 am
    A modern, welcoming apartment for long term rentals A beautiful apartment between the picturesque Poble Nou and the residential Diagonal Mar neighborhoods, close to a great variety of traditional bars and restaurants as well as a large shopping centre home to over 180 shops and a cinema. With the Forum Park, the Torre Agbar skyscraper and the Hub Design Museum within easy reach… you’ll be spoilt for choice! The apartment: Located on the 4th floor of a modern building with elevator, the Diagonal Glorias apartment can comfortably sleep groups of up to 4 people looking for a long term rental…
  • The Gaudir apartment in Barcelona

    admin
    4 Nov 2014 | 6:31 am
    Luxurious with fantastic views A fantastic completely refurbished apartment Gaudir in Catalan means to enjoy and this apartment really allows visitors to enjoy the city and make the most out of it: its terrace offers some amazing panoramic views that go all the way from the coast and Montjuïc to the Tibidabo mountain. Located in a central, safe area, well served by public transport and a short stroll away from Paseo de Gracia’s exclusive boutiques, the Gaudir apartment will enable you to enjoy an unforgettable time in Barcelona. The apartment: Modern, elegant and very bright, the Gaudir…
 
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    The Orange County Register - News Headlines : Blog: Lansner on Real Estate

  • Mortgage rates dropping like a rock

    JEFF LAZERSON
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    What’s up with mortgage rates? Jeff Lazerson of Mortgage Grader in Laguna Niguel gives us his take. RATE NEWS SUMMARY From Freddie Mac’s weekly survey: The 30-year fixed rate dramatically dropped, all the way down to 3.80 percent from last...
  • DataQuick: O.C. home prices make small gain, up 4.5 percent in November

    JEFF COLLINS
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:18 am
    Orange County's housing market saw home price gains fall to the smallest level in just over two years, CoreLogic DataQuick reported Monday. The median price of an Orange County home – the price at the midpoint of all sales – was $585,000 in...
  • Holiday homesellers need to take precautions

    LESLIE SARGENT ESKILDSEN
    14 Dec 2014 | 8:00 pm
    It’s the happiest time of the year, and time for the real deal on keeping your house, your treasures, your guests, your pets and your presents safe if your house is listed for sale during the holiday season. Amid the scurry and flurry of shopping,...
  • Zillow calls sex harassment claim ‘frivolous’

    JEFF COLLINS
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Zillow said in a court filing and statement that managers’ sexually explicit texts to a sales employee were inappropriate but that the employee’s harassment claim against the company is “frivolous.” In a motion to dismiss Irvine employee...
  • Appraisal reform glitch: Higher fees, lower values

    JEFF LAZERSON
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    What’s up with mortgage rates? Jeff Lazerson of Mortgage Grader in Laguna Niguel gives us his take. RATE NEWS SUMMARY From Freddie Mac’s weekly survey: The 30-year fixed rate worsened to 3.93 from last week’s 3.89 percent. The Mortgage...
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    REJournals.com

  • Labriola Ristorante & Cafe opens in early 2015

    Staff Writer
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Baked Clams, Filet Mignon and Gorgonzola “Busta,” Tiramisu Budino from Labriola Ristorante & Cafe Labriola Ristorante & Café (535 N. Michigan Ave.), the next step in the evolution of the Labriola brand, lands on Chicago’s most famous avenue in early 2015. The newest venture from acclaimed Chicago baker Rich Labriola, offers three distinct experiences within one space: a full-service Italian restaurant helmed by Executive Chef John Caputo (formerly of Bin 36 and A Mano), bar, and bakery café. “We are thrilled to bring our Labriola Café concept to the city of Chicago, and…
  • BUPD Law announces four partnership promotions

    Staff Writer
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Rasha Elganzouri Gad Bryan King Gary Scott Saipe Shelley Smith The law firm of Brown, Udell, Pomerantz & Delrahim Ltd (BUPD Law) announced that effective January 1, 2015, Rasha Elganzouri Gad, Bryan King, Gary Saipe, and Shelley Smith will be promoted to partners with the firm. The four were formerly Counsel with the Firm and will continue their practices in the areas of real estate and commercial litigation. Prior to joining BUPD Law each of the four new partners spent many years with some of the country’s largest and most prestigious global law firms. “BUPD Law is proud to welcome…
  • Mayor Emanuel announces final agreement for $900M Wanda Vista Hotel and Residence

    Staff Writer
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:02 pm
    A rendering of an interior of the planned 88-story hotel and condominium tower in downtown Chicago. Mayor Rahm Emanuel presided over the signing of an architect agreement between Beijing-based Wanda Group and Magellan Development Group to build an 88-story mixed-use hotel, condominium and retail building at Lakeshore East on Upper Wacker Drive in Chicago. This marks one of the final steps to bringing the $900 million Wanda Vista project to Chicago. The project is expected to break ground in 2016 and will create over 2,000 construction jobs and more than 500 permanent jobs. It will be the…
  • Mid-America Real Estate Corp. announces new promotions

    Staff Writer
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Joe Girardi Mike Phillips Brian Adams Willie Hoag               Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.-based Mid-America Real Estate Corporation recently announced the promotions of two employees to Principals and two employees to Senior Vice Presidents. Joe Girardi is a member of Mid-America’s Shopping Center Investment Sales team, focusing specifically on the disposition of retail properties. In his role, Girardi is responsible for the generation, underwriting, and execution of investment sale assignments. Girardi has been promoted to a Principal of Mid-America Real…
  • U. S. Bank closes on nearly $2M to build 100-room hotel

    Staff Writer
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:56 am
    U.S. Bank and First-Ring Industrial Redevelopment Enterprise Inc. closed on nearly $2 million in financing to help build West Allis’ first hotel, which will serve the Wisconsin State Fair and spark economic development nearby. For a decade, West Allis officials have sought a hotel to serve fairgoers, attract meetings and, it is hoped, a convention center. This project fulfills that hope as part of the city’s long-term development initiative to spark more retail, restaurant and other businesses. U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation (USBCDC), the community development subsidiary…
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    PropertyManager.com

  • Property Management’s Golden Rules

    Marc Courtenay
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    The term “golden rules” is actually an introduction to the most important rules property managers must adhere to. This article should be considered a primer which you can build upon. As my readers know I want property managers to be “remarkable”. One big way to achieve this is to know so much about your responsibilities that owners, residents and your competition can’t ignore you. It begins by knowing the laws that govern the property management business. Start by keeping up-to-date with the Fair Housing Laws which include both federal and state anti-discrimination laws. To get up…
  • Simple Ways to Fill Vacancies Quickly, Carefully, Intelligently

    Marc Courtenay
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:15 am
    Vacancies can come up at the most unexpected times. The end of a year, even though it’s a holiday season, is no exception. Neither are the early months of winter when fewer moves occur. That’s why property managers need multiple ways to attract new residents that work all year round. It’s also effective to have many clever methods that will fill vacancies as quickly as possible. Last year I began an ongoing series of articles on this topic. The response from readers has been encouraging, which led to an article where I shared property managers’ secrets for filling vacancies. Before I…
  • What Do Rentals and Vacancies Look Like in 2015?

    Vanessa Naranjo
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Are you prepared for the upcoming year? Recent studies suggest that multifamily demand will remain high in 2015, despite “high demand, some markets reflect a possible concern of oversupply, with vacancy rates forecast to reach upwards of 7 percent.” Multifamily Executive recently posted an article that shows what to expect in the rental market. Click here for the full article
  • Make 2015 Your Best Year Yet!

    Mary Girsch-Bock
    9 Dec 2014 | 8:12 am
    As 2014 draws to a close, there’s no better time to begin to assess the year.  If there’s nothing you would change for 2015, you can probably stop reading now.  But for most of us, there’s always something that we can do better, faster, more efficiently, and more profitably.  One of the best ways to determine what needs to be improved is to undertake a self-audit.  Spending time auditing office and leasing procedures can pay off big.  Because December is typically a slower leasing month, it’s the perfect time to start looking a resident files, move-in and move-out data, and…
  • Have a Stress-free, Rewarding Holiday Season

    Mary Girsch-Bock
    4 Dec 2014 | 8:15 am
    While the holiday season conjures up visions of family gatherings, robust meals and brightly wrapped presents, the reality can often be very different.  Today, it’s rare to find anyone who doesn’t experience at least some stress while coping with the holiday season.  From your employees, your residents, and even your own family and friends, instead of being ‘the best time of the year,’ many of us just find ourselves wishing they were over. But it’s not impossible to regain some of that holiday spirit that so often goes by the wayside as we struggle with work responsibilities and…
 
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    Select Property

  • Dubai property rents increase 5% y-o-y

    Steven Sedgwick
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:55 am
    Buy-to-let investors with assets in Dubai have enjoyed rental return increases of 5% this year, new research suggests. Summary: Rents in Dubai have increased by 5% over the past year Demand for property in Dubai is set to continue unabated Apartments in close vicinity to major new public transport improvements are in high demand currently Buy-to-let property investments in Dubai have seen associated rents rise by 5% over the past 12 months. New research from property consultancy Cluttons showed that buy-to-let returns look set to continue to rise into 2015 with supply predicted to fall well…
  • Buy-to-let investment appetite increases intermediary mortgage demand

    Steven Sedgwick
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:55 am
    Property investors seeking a mortgage to generate further buy-to-let returns are increasingly using the services of intermediaries, new research suggests. Summary: Buy-to-let landlords who require a mortgage are increasingly using intermediaries to secure the best deal Many investors are now diversifying into the UK’s buy-to-let sector Property investments have generated an average annual return of £22,434 Property investors keen to purchase buy-to-let investments are increasingly sourcing their finance from intermediaries. According to new research from Paragon Mortgages, there has been a…
  • New Ras al Khaimah waterfront café attempts dessert party world record

    Steven Sedgwick
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:59 am
    The number of tourism attractions in Ras al Khaimah continues to increase with the launch of a new waterfront café. Summary: Ras al Khaimah has hosted the launch of a new Lounge by Manhattan café The emirate has made huge additions to its tourism infrastructure this year Property investment in Ras al Khaimah has experienced an upsurge with increasing numbers of visitors ‘The Lounge’ by Manhattan, a new chic waterfront café, has opened in Ras al Khaimah. It is the latest in a long line of high-profile launches in the emirate, as authorities continue their plan to increase the number of…
  • Scottish investors seeing capital growth after referendum uncertainty

    Steven Sedgwick
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:50 am
    Property prices in Scotland have significantly increased following the resolution of the independence referendum. Summary: House prices in Scotland increased by 0.7% during October The average property asset in Scotland has experienced capital growth of £8,850 in the past year Student property is also a popular investment option as Scottish universities provide free tuition Property in Scotland has seen a significant upsurge in value following the resolution of the recent independence referendum. The uncertainty surrounding the vote had resulted in a cooling of house prices, but the latest…
  • Rent associated with Dubai office property increases 25%

    Steven Sedgwick
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:01 am
    Prime office rents in central Dubai increased 25% during the 12 months to the end of September, a new report has revealed. Summary: Dubai office rents have increased by 25% over the past 12 months Residential property in Dubai was found to have appreciated by over 20% earlier this year Widespread property investment has commenced since the World Expo 2020 bid win Many Dubai property asset classes are generating much higher returns than other countries around the world. Earlier this year, Knight Frank revealed that residential property in Dubai had appreciated by well over 20% – around…
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    ERA Wilder Realty

  • Give Your Buyer A Holiday Bonus

    Elza Hayen
    9 Dec 2014 | 10:12 am
    Hurricane Builders loves the season of gifting and wants to give your buyer a holiday bonus.  See the flyer below for incentive details and qualifications.  The post Give Your Buyer A Holiday Bonus appeared first on ERA Wilder Realty.
  • Communicating with Prospective Buyers and Sellers

    Elza Hayen
    3 Dec 2014 | 6:38 am
    In addition to general questions about your qualifications and overall approach to communicating with prospective buyers and sellers, a client is likely to ask questions specific to their needs when evaluating whether to place their trust in you.  Here`s a checklist of questions that potential buyers and sellers are likely to pose to you in what is hopefully the first of many interactions: Buyer-Specific Questions: How will you help me find properties in the neighborhood(s) I`m considering ? Am I eligible for any special programs that could make purchasing my home more affordable ? How…
  • Who Wants FREE Tickets to the 2014 Carolina Clemson Football Game?

    ERA Wilder Realty
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Are you a member of Central Carolina REALTORS Association? No matter if you’re a Gamecock or a Tiger, you could put your claws or paws around a couple of football tickets to the biggest match-up of the year. Are you game? The post Who Wants FREE Tickets to the 2014 Carolina Clemson Football Game? appeared first on ERA Wilder Realty.
  • The Advantages and Pitfalls of Short Sales

    Elza Hayen
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:59 am
    Thanks to media focus on the significant number of homeowners who are `under water` in the current market, real estate professionals are increasingly being approached by buyers seeking short sales in hopes of snatching up a `bargain.`  While it is possible for a well-qualified, cash-rich, patient buyer who is looking for an exceptional deal on a home to find short sales a great opportunity, they are clearly not for everyone. Here’s a bit of real-world wisdom you can pass along to prospects that approach you about short sales : Don’t expect to pay less than market value - To have a good…
  • Halloween Attractions in South Carolina

    ERA Wilder Realty
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:08 am
    It is finally Fall and the first day of October in South Carolina! It is time to pull out the pumpkin spiced candles, seasonal coffees from Starbucks and of course those Halloween costumes and haunted houses. South Carolina is also full of scary and fun attractions in October for you to enjoy during this month.  North Augusta, South Carolina Spirit of Hallowed Eve Dinner, October 24, 2014. For more information, please click here.  All Hallowed Eve Ghost Walk & Illusion Show, October 25, 2014. For more information, please click here Anderson, South Carolina Sweet Dreams Scare House,…
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    Salt Spring Island Real Estate

  • December 2014, Market Analysis

    saltspringislandrealestate@gmail.com ( Li Read)
    2 Dec 2014 | 6:57 am
    Salt Spring Island December 2014, Market Analysis Market Shift? Hmmm…. Is this the market moment where we trend into a real estate uptick in the secondary home marketplaces? What was that great rock song? Sign, sign, everywhere a sign, sign…. Signals of Change Hmmm…lots of signs that we are slowly gliding towards sellers conditions in discretionary regions, including on Salt Spring Island & on the Gulf Islands. The slow recovery for our coastal secondary home/discretionary regions began in late 2013. It started with entry level residential options…3 bed/2 bath…
  • November 2014, Market Analysis

    saltspringislandrealestate@gmail.com ( Li Read)
    2 Nov 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Seasonal Adjustments? Late Fall is usually the beginning of the “softer season” on Salt Spring & the Gulf Islands & on Vancouver Island. Although our Winter weather is more like a long late Fall or a prolonged early Spring, it is still considered our “off season”. This year, the so-called off season remains busy. Hmmm…. Salt Spring Island Tourism drives real estate sales in secondary home/recreational markets, & then all other businesses experience good outcomes. The engine of those positive results is a stellar visitor experience, & the…
  • October 2014, Market Analysis

    saltspringislandrealestate@gmail.com ( Li Read)
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:53 am
    October really is the segue from mellow Fall to stark Winter. Early October pretends it’s still September…late October says, no-no…leaves flying, November’s almost here…it’s the Pacific Northwest Coast season of grey. (I think that means our form of Winter). This thin strip of coastal beauty does offer a northern California “off season” weather pattern…& even more so on the amazing Southern Gulf Islands. Salt Spring enjoys a “cool Mediterranean” climate, one that encourages orchards, berry production, vineyards, olive…
  • September 2014, Market Analysis

    saltspringislandrealestate@gmail.com ( Li Read)
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:45 pm
    How’s the Salt Spring Island Real Estate Market? Things are definitely “better”, real estate wise, in secondary home regions. They are still not “good”. Good, to me, means consistent buoyancy in sales, across the board, no matter the property type or price. To me, a buyers market means lots of inventory and few buyers. A sellers market is the reverse: lots of buyers and very little inventory. A transition market is a cloudy one. At this very beginning of September 2014… At the moment, at this very beginning of September, most sales have continued in that…
  • August, July 2014, Market Analysis

    saltspringislandrealestate@gmail.com ( Li Read)
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:44 pm
    The main real estate sales window on the Pacific Northwest Coast seems to have evolved into a Summer/Fall market.This may be the case on Vancouver Island, on the Sunshine Coast, as well as on the Gulf Islands.Secondary home/discretionary markets have a different pattern from primary residence/city markets. “By choice” regions have been slow to recover from this past six year downturn.At this very beginning of July, the uptick does appear to be underway, although it’s not an even-handed recovery & most sales to date still remain in the entry-level residential…
 
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    rentBits Blog

  • What Makes the Denver Rental Market Hot?

    rentBits Team
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:46 am
    Many people are relocated to various cities when their company needs help in particular areas, they have family in those areas or they’re just ripe for a change and want to check out those areas. Colorado is famous for John Denver’s Rocky Mountain High, the Old West, gold mines and the cleanest air in [...]
  • Moving to a New City? Five Functional Tips to Finding a Suitable Apartment

    rentBits Team
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:08 pm
    You’ve had the opportunity to start an adventure, moving to a new city; it’s exciting and filled with intrigue and mystery. Your boxes are packed, you’ve cancelled your cable, and you’re ready to change you address, but wait! What will you be changing it to? Moving, while exciting, can be extremely stressful and overwhelming at [...]
  • Moving to a New City? Five Functional Tips to Finding a Suitable Apartment

    rentBits Team
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:54 am
    You’ve had the opportunity to start an adventure, moving to a new city; it’s exciting and filled with intrigue and mystery. Your boxes are packed, you’ve cancelled your cable, and you’re ready to change you address, but wait! What will you be changing it to? Moving, while exciting, can be extremely stressful and overwhelming at [...]
  • Property Manager Directory - JustPropertyManagers.com

    rentBits Team
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:43 am
    At rentbits, we have been getting feedback from thousands of advertisers that they needed a better Property Management Directory. We took this feedback to heart and are excited to announce the launch of a more robust, better user experience directory where owners of rental properties can search, review and compare Property Managers throughout the entire US for free. [...]
  • Remotely Wins First Place in SIM Tank Best New Start-Up Pitch

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

  • Babies!

    15 Dec 2014 | 10:40 am
    Several past clients are expecting little ones in the new year! Briana Hicks and Michael Pedicone will welcome their first child any minute now.  Erich Meschkat and Ryanne Meschkat are having a Meschkitten.  And Abby Hatch will have a new sibling, courtesy of parents Robin Hatch and Scott Hatch.Also, the Misty Martin, Ryan Martin plus Phoenix and Haze Martin welcomed baby Sailor a few months back.  And Mark LaCorte and Jackie LaCorte have their first son, Romeo, as well.Congratulations, everybody!  I look forward to meeting all of the new little ones.
  • Sunday a.m. reading: Getting a mortgage may be easier than you think. And Moby.

    7 Dec 2014 | 11:22 am
    Both today's L.A. Times and today's NY Times have articles today about the loosening of mortgage requirements.  The L.A. Times link is here.  Some particularly excellent news: Fannie Mae is going to lower the downpayment requirement from 5% to 3%.  Before anybody starts thinking about "moral hazard" and such, consider Southern California's buyers who aren't wealthy.  If the average house costs about $450,000, the downpayment now needs to be $13,500.  Plus about 2% in closing costs.  That equals $22,500 and represents A LOT of savings for younger or middle-income…
  • Check out Listed and Twisted

    4 Dec 2014 | 11:06 am
    Please check out my colleague Tracey Raphael's semi-new blog, ListedandTwisted.wordpress.com.  (Kudos for the very cool title, Tracey!)  The blog is described as the mad rantings of a real estate soccer mom.  Tracey is a wonderful Realtor who has lots of experience, integrity, and is fed up with the b.s.
  • Just sold this huge home/lot in...Valley Glen, of all places

    1 Dec 2014 | 11:17 am
    Here's a pic of the house that I just sold to a wonderful couple who wish to remain anonymous.  It's in an area called Hillview Park Estates in Valley Glen, close to Valley College.  All the homes in this small area are on huge, 14000+ sf lots and the streets are gorgeous, tree-lined and quiet.  Especially quiet because there's no parking between 8:00 a.m. and midnight.  Ugh...yes, I got a parking ticket.The escrow had its challenges, mostly because of the home's condition.  I know more about sewers now than I ever thought there was to learn.  The wiring was a…
  • Judy Graff Properties: providing the difference

    23 Nov 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Here's my biz card.Here's what my yard sign will look like.It's official! I am pleased to announce that I am finally going solo and forming my own real estate company.   This new direction will give me the opportunity to give my clients more of what they need – expertise and outstanding service.  No pitches or pressure, just astute advice, counsel and solutions for your real estate needs.  Call it Judy Graff Properties, or just call it me – Judy Graff.  I can be reached the same old ways.I have been delighted to be of service to all of my real estate clients for…
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    ReTechulous

  • Youtube In Stream Ads (Strategy Session 12/17/14)

    Ryan
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:14 am
    Click here to view Roger's video in a new window. The link to create video ads is http://adwords.google.com/video Sorry this page is for Members Only . Click Here to Join & Get 20 FREE Leads Today Please login / become a member.
  • Case Study – Running A Facebook Ad For Listing Video

    Ryan
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:27 am
    24 Hour Results In the first day of running this campaign we had 354 Views at $.05 a piece for a total of $19.29 spent. With 1 Scheduled Showing with a Qualified buyer! This is so simple to execute, but so powerful. Lots of marketing benefits without much expense. You'll get instant exposure and "virality" for your listings and make your seller clients happy. You'll get into fast conversations with buyers about the property being advertised. You'll close more listing appointments because you'll probably be the only person in your market doing this. Additional Comments For Broker Owners & Team…
  • Strategy Session 12/9/2014

    Ryan
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:30 am
    Sorry this page is for Members Only . Click Here to Join & Get 20 FREE Leads Today Please login / become a member.
  • Investor Friendly Condos (Squeeze Page Example)

    Ryan
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:44 am
    Trust us. This kind of offer will work for everybody! Whether you're just getting started... Or you already list multi million dollar homes all day. The idea is to attract everyone with a list properties that will be perceived kind of a "deal" ... in this case under 100k Condos in a specific market. Then by delivering the list every week, and peppering real live videos and analysis reports here and there, you'll get into conversations & build key relationships over time... and eventually do business in much higher price ranges...
  • Member’s Only Case Study, Ad Review

    Ryan
    5 Dec 2014 | 7:44 am
    Share the video Facebook Twitter Google+ Email Embed Copy and paste this HTML code into your webpage to embed. Click Here To View Image In New Window While Video Is Playing
 
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    NeilSchwartz.net

  • Sales Meeting 12-15-2014, Business is Waiting For You

    Neil Schwartz
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:25 pm
    This is the best time of year to capture business. Average agents are slowing down and many have already stopped working. Opportunity is literally waiting for you to knock. How do you find it? 5.5.10…..start knocking now! CLICK HERE FOR NOTESRelated Posts:Go To The Door !Sellers Are Waiting... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Are You Your Own Boss?

    Neil Schwartz
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:08 pm
    It’s true that you are your own boss, but are you the best person for that job? Watch now and find out if you leading your business in the right direction.Related Posts:Would Your Work Habits Be The Same With A “Real…The System Works When You WorkHave You Evaluated Yourself... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sales Meeting 12-8-2014, There is Still Time

    Neil Schwartz
    8 Dec 2014 | 7:01 pm
    You may not know this but you are at an advantage during this time of year. There is actually more business for those of you who are willing to take advantage of it. Watch now and find out why. CLICK HERE FOR NOTESRelated Posts:Sales Meeting 11-10-2014, Accept The Accumulation EffectSales Meeting... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Do You Want to be Empowered?

    Neil Schwartz
    6 Dec 2014 | 4:14 pm
    The practice of self discipline is critical to your success. When you set goals and consistently work to achieve them, your self esteem will increase and you will sell more properties. Watch now and learn how to become empowered.Related Posts:Sales Meeting 6-23-2014, The Relationship Between... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Do You Want To Find More Leads?

    Neil Schwartz
    3 Dec 2014 | 7:00 pm
    You have access to a multitude of leads that you probably aren’t aware of. Watch now and find out where they are.Related Posts:Are You In The 48%?Work Your Leads NowWho Told You to Stop Calling?Sales Meeting 5-20-2013, Acres of DiamondsTimes Have Changed, Shouldn’t You? [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    findwell Blog

  • Having trouble selling your home? Maybe you should install a roller coaster

    findwell
    13 Dec 2014 | 8:14 am
    Dutch bank ABN AMRO came up with one of the most interesting ways to market your home for sale. If your prospective buyers don’t puke, this is sure to encourage them to make an offer! The post Having trouble selling your home? Maybe you should install a roller coaster appeared first on findwell Blog.
  • Northwest MLS Seattle Real Estate Statistics for October 2014

    findwell
    15 Nov 2014 | 3:51 pm
    The Northwest MLS has released their Western Washington real estate statistics for October 2014. Though home sale activity has risen slightly since last month with more closed listings, sale prices have decreased for both single family homes and condos. The median price of single family homes has decreased 2.8% and condos are down 6.3% since last month. Closed sales for King County were up 2.57% over 2013 and down 4.6% over August. Pending sales are fairly consistent from the same time last year though down from last month. Inventory of homes for sale is down 3.19% compared to last year at…
  • Northwest MLS Seattle Real Estate Statistics for September 2014

    findwell
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:29 pm
    The Northwest MLS has released their Western Washington real estate statistics for September 2014. Though home sale activity has slowed down since last month with fewer closed listings, sale prices have risen for both single family homes and condos. Single family homes have shown an increase of 5.25% while condos are up 5.18% since last month. The number of closed sales for King County were down 4% over 2013 and down 11.78% over July. Pending sales have also followed this downward trend over the last 2 months though are up from September 2013. Inventory of homes for sale is down 2.68%…
  • Should I renovate my home before I put it on the market?

    findwell
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:03 am
    If you are a home owner thinking about selling your home, there are likely some repairs you’ve considered fixing or renovations you’ve considered undertaking before putting your home on market. You may be wondering what is worth addressing now to gain a higher sales price. While there are no clear-cut answers, it is worth discussing with your real estate agent what the best course of action is before going on market. We have put together some general recommendations that may help. Repairs normally fall into three main categories: Major Remodel / Renovations Some sellers wonder if…
  • Our take on Zillow buying Trulia for $3.5 billion

    findwell
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:34 am
    Huge news in the real estate world today, as Zillow announces that they are going to acquire Trulia for $3.5 billion. Seattle has definitely become the epicenter of online real estate and technology. As a real estate brokerage, we actively market our seller’s listings on both sites and also pay for advertising to help us gain new customers. I shared some in-depth thoughts and analysis in a guest article on GeekWire today. The post Our take on Zillow buying Trulia for $3.5 billion appeared first on findwell Blog.
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    NuWire Investor: RealEstateInvestment

  • Slowing Property Prices Force Buy-to-Let Rethink In The UK

    17 Dec 2014 | 6:15 am
    Naturally, good research is central to every kind of investment including buy-to-let. With the current state of the property market, however, it is more important than ever before. Various factors are causing shifts in the way buy-to-let should be approached, and decelerating prices in particular are...
  • Investment Funds Turn Attention Back Towards Property

    16 Dec 2014 | 6:37 am
    The global financial crisis scared many investment funds away from the property market, but now this is starting to be undone. With prices recovering and optimism for both the property market and the wider economy running high, many funds are starting to come back to this asset type, particularly in...
  • Current Trends in the Fix-and-Flip Market

    16 Dec 2014 | 6:20 am
    The location of a property is always key, especially to investors looking “fix and “flip” a single-family residence. Some new reports are showing that older homes in still-desirable markets may offer key opportunities for flippers to get creative. These older homes can sometimes...
  • The US Real Estate Market Is Edging Closer To Full Recovery

    15 Dec 2014 | 6:32 am
    According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the housing market in the United States is heading towards a full recovery. The First American Leading Markets Index has shown that out of the 350 metro areas in America, 59 have returned to the levels that were seen before the economic...
  • The USA’s Top Investment Hotspots of 2014

    11 Dec 2014 | 6:32 am
    If you’re looking to invest in property, it can be hard deciding where to make your purchase. There are many locations that are often entirely disregarded when it comes to real estate purchasing, usually in favor of the same old names: Seattle, Los Angeles and New York City – to name just...
 
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    Chicago Agent Magazine

  • Homeowners Facing Thousands in Tax Bills if Spending Legislation Fails

    James McClister
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Homeowners Facing Thousands in Tax Bills if Spending Legislation Fails was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Spending package offers prolonged mortgage debt relief but faces uphill battle.   As is... Homeowners Facing Thousands in Tax Bills if Spending Legislation Fails 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.
  • Special Report: ‘Builder Confidence’ Numbers Still Inconsistent With Construction Numbers

    Peter Thomas Ricci
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:37 am
    Special Report: ‘Builder Confidence’ Numbers Still Inconsistent With Construction Numbers was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Builder confidence remains high while home construction continues to trod along – what gives?... Special Report: ‘Builder Confidence’ Numbers Still Inconsistent With Construction Numbers was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine - For the well-informed real estate professional, the leading source for news and perspective…
  • MRED No Longer Offering Access to Walk Score

    Rachel Mazanec
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:01 pm
    MRED No Longer Offering Access to Walk Score was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) announced today that the company will no longer be... MRED No Longer Offering Access to Walk Score 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.
  • Bad News For Millennial Homeownership – Young American Wages are Plummeting

    Peter Thomas Ricci
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:01 am
    Bad News For Millennial Homeownership – Young American Wages are Plummeting was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. We all want to think that an explosion is pending in Millennial homeownership, but... Bad News For Millennial Homeownership – Young American Wages are Plummeting 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…
  • Buying on a Budget: What will $200,000 get you in Chicago’s Real Estate Market?

    Rachel Mazanec
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Buying on a Budget: What will $200,000 get you in Chicago’s Real Estate Market? was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. It goes without saying that buyers looking to live close to Chicago’s downtown area... Buying on a Budget: What will $200,000 get you in Chicago’s Real Estate Market? was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine - For the well-informed real estate professional, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland…
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    The Edmonton Real Estate Blog

  • What does oil have to do with real estate prices in Edmonton?

    Sheldon Johnston
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:02 am
    You’ve heard it said many times, many ways (must be listening to too much Christmas music) that Oil has a lot to do with our economy, and now you hear many people saying Oil, Schmoil, we’re a construction town. We tend to be a bit more pragmatic in our view. Since I’m no expert on oil, […]
  • Five Weekend Projects That Can Transform Any Bathroom And Increase Your Home’s Value

    Anita Ginsburg
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:59 am
    The bathroom is often said to be the hardest working room in your house. It is used multiple times a day and must strike a balance between beauty and function. Since it is a relatively small room, making changes that will transform the space and improve the value of your home can often be done […]
  • Weekly Market Update, Dec. 12/14

    Sara MacLennan
    12 Dec 2014 | 11:11 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: 210 (225, 238, 258) # Sales: 172 (218, 216, 249) Ratio: 82% (97%, 91%, 97%) # Price Changes: 109 (137, 142, 156) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 114 (265, 118, 140) Net loss/gain […]
  • Common Misconceptions About Real Estate

    Sara MacLennan
    9 Dec 2014 | 10:35 am
    The Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO, similar to RECA in Alberta & regulates the real estate industry) recently surveyed Ontario homeowners and found some surprising results; the average homeowner doesn’t know very much about the process of buying and selling a home. Ok, maybe it’s not that surprising, but there are definitely some basic […]
  • Weekly Market Update, Dec. 5/14

    Sara MacLennan
    5 Dec 2014 | 1:02 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: 225 (238, 258, 269) # Sales: 218 (216, 249, 257) Ratio: 97% (91%, 97%, 96%) # Price Changes: 137 (142, 156, 162) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 265 (118, 140, 123) Net loss/gain […]
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    aBetterOffice

  • Build-Your-Own Coworking: Tips on Starting and Sustaining a Coworking Space

    Jennifer LeClaire
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:54 pm
    MIAMI – Coworking office space is all the rage, but do you really need to shell out money every month to get that collaborative, community-driven entrepreneurial vibe? And, on another note, what if your city doesn’t have coworking office space near you? It’s with those sorts of thoughts in mind that Entrepreneur magazine contributor Peter Gasca penned an article called “7 Tips for Creating Your Own Coworking Space.” You can read the entire article here. I won’t give away all his tips, but let’s touch on a couple of the biggies. Two of the foundational tips include what you…
  • Flying on Business? Grab Breakfast and a Shower Courtesy of Regus

    Jennifer LeClaire
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:44 am
    DALLAS – Regus is proving just how serious it is about the so-called third workplace. The executive office suites behemoth just opened a drop-in business center at Copenhagen Airport in Denmark. Regus Express - Copenhagen Airport In case you aren’t familiar with Regus drop-in business centers on airport sites, let’s just say it’s not your typical business center. Indeed, beyond helping business travelers get work done on the fly, it also offers long-haul passengers a place to take a shower and grab some grub before heading off to the next meeting. “Regus understands the needs of…
  • SoBro Puts Twist on Nashville Coworking Office Space

    Jennifer LeClaire
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:02 am
    NASHVILLE – You’ve heard of SoHo and maybe even SoBe, but the alternative workspace concept is not limiting itself to New York and Miami Beach. Indeed, coworking office space is headed to SoBro in Nashville. Katharine and John Richardson are looking to open HQ Nashville, a coworking office space serving the entertainment industry, next spring. The duo purchased a building at 632 Fogg St., which sits in a rising area of SoBro south. “With over 9,000 professionals in the music industry working from home offices and executives from Los Angeles and New York traveling to Nashville, there…
  • Doing Business in China the Serviced Office Way

    Jennifer LeClaire
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:49 am
    Looking to set up shop in China without all the real estate risks? Executive office suites may be the answer. In an article in China Briefing entitled, “Using Serviced Offices to Support Your China Growth Strategy,” Matthew Zito concludes that serviced office space that comes fully equipped with technology and service amenities is a strategic way to enter fast-paced markets like China, Hong Kong and Singapore. Indeed, a turnkey office space without the long-term financial commitment reduces the risk of international expansion in any country. But in Asian nations with regulations that are…
  • Denver Gets New Business Center From One of America’s Leading Names

    Jennifer LeClaire
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:45 am
    DENVER – Premier Business Centers has branched out far and wide from its Irvine, Calif. headquarters. The alternative workspace provider is putting its brand name on executive office suites in Denver. Premier Business Centers' new office suites in Denver, Colorado Rather than expanding through traditional means, Premier Business Centers acquired the office space assets of an existing Denver executive suites operator out of Chapter 7 bankruptcy. In any case, this is the brand’s first entry into Denver. “We are very excited to have entered the Denver market and open our first…
 
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    Real Estate Investing Blog

  • 21% of U.S. Housing Markets Are Now Less Affordable Than Historical Averages

    Marco Santarelli
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:18 pm
    RealtyTrac released a report identifying county-level housing markets with early warning signs of a possible home price bubble — where prices over-inflate and eventually decline.  The report also identified markets with little risk for a home price bubble. Read the rest of 21% of U.S. Housing Markets Are Now Less Affordable Than Historical Averages » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2014 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate Investments. Your Premier Source for Turnkey Investment Property.
  • Delayed Marriage Equals Delayed Home-Ownership

    John Burns
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:10 pm
    The share of 25 to 29 year-olds who are married is down by almost 48% for men and 43% for women from 1970.  This single fact is one of the biggest game changers in the housing industry. What impact does this change in marital status mean for your housing strategies?  It’s huge!   Read the rest of Delayed Marriage Equals Delayed Home-Ownership » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2014 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate Investments. Your Premier Source for Turnkey Investment Property.
  • 8 Rental Property Predictions for 2015

    Jason Van Steenwyk
    1 Dec 2014 | 5:23 pm
    All good investors are visionaries.  That is, before making an investment they make predictions about the future – which may or may not come true. That said, and working with the humility appropriate for any investor with a healthy appreciation for risk and instinct for survival, here are eight trends we believe will make their mark on rental real estate going into 2015 and beyond. Read the rest of 8 Rental Property Predictions for 2015 » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2014 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate Investments. Your…
  • Are You “CLEAR” on What is a Good Deal?

    William Bronchick, Esq.
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:05 pm
    So often beginning investors focus on real estate investing techniques that they lose sight of the important issue – is this a good deal?  Learning to recognize a good deal takes research, education and, above all, experience. Here’s a good formula to determine whether a potential real estate purchase is a deal.  It’s a simple acronym called “C.L.E.A.R.”… Read the rest of Are You “CLEAR” on What is a Good Deal? » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2014 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate Investments.
  • Tips for Real Estate Investors

    Joel Cone
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Investors are attracted to investing in real estate because the potential for profit is tremendous.  However, the possibility of losing it all is always lurking in the back of investors’ minds because, as with any investment, there is risk involved. Successful real estate investing is achievable at any point in time, despite the economic conditions.  Although change is inevitable, the risk involved is manageable, as long as the investor continues to follow a few basic principles. Read the rest of Tips for Real Estate Investors » For more articles like this, please visit our Real…
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    IPIN Live

  • More Brits Looking Overseas for Property Investment

    11 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    2014 has seen a resurgence of Britons buying property overseas, seeking to capitalise on a strengthening pound in Eurozone markets, where house prices are still heavily discounted and mortgages are cheap. Angelos Koutsoudes, head of OverseasGuidesCompany.com said: "With a jam-packed Autumn Statement last week and considerable economic developments throughout 2014, thoughts now turn to next year – the pension reforms could channel more money towards property purchases, both in the UK and abroad, but the uncertainty that precedes a general election could hold market activity back a bit…
  • Singapore Largest Foreign Investor in Asia in 2014

    2 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Property speculators from Singapore have poured money into overseas real estate this year, amidst a cooling domestic market. Large developers such as City Developments and Keppel Land, struggling to sell apartments in their domestic market are leading the surge towards overseas investment, turning Singapore into the largest foreign investor from the region in 2014. Developers look overseas as domestic market cools Data from Real Capital Analytics, commercial property investment specialists, shows that Singapore developers pumped €1.9bn into overseas markets in the nine months to…
  • China's Property Market Continues Decline in November

    30 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    As Chinese investment in overseas real estate remains at the highest levels ever seen, its domestic market has experienced declining house prices for the eighth consecutive month. Despite efforts by the Chinese authorities to energise the market, prices of new homes in 288 cities dropped an average 0.27% in November from October, according to a poll by real estate services firm E-House China Holdings. Only China's 10 wealthiest cities show marginal gains Compared to a year ago, home prices in November were still up a barely noticeable 0.04%, compared with October's 1.1% annual increase. A…
  • Buy-to-Let: Residential or Student Accommodation – which do you think is the most lucrative?

    27 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    With all the news about increasing demand in student accommodation, we often get asked by our new IPIN Members, what is the difference between the two types of Buy-to-Let (BTL) and naturally, which is the more profitable. I'd love to hear your opinion, meanwhile, I've put together some of my thoughts regarding this matter: Fact: The UK is the 2nd hottest 'education destination' in the world, according to UNESCO statistics. This coupled with an overall increase in the number of places being offered by universities is resulting in greater demand for student rental accommodation in UK's…
  • Galliard Homes to Build £1bn of UK Residential in Joint Venture

    25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    London's largest privately-owned residential developer, Galliard Homes recently announced a joint venture (JV) focussing on regeneration projects in the South East of England, providing new homes with a value of £1bn over the next three years. Founded in 1992, Galliard Homes are specialists in regeneration projects, typically building and selling new homes located on brownfield land, priced from £250,000 up to £1m. The 50:50 JV has been established between Galliard and privately-held investor Cain Hoy Enterprises, each investing £225m in UK residential projects. JV to…
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  • Ultra-Wealthy Snap-up Greek Islands

    18 Dec 2014 | 12:17 am
    <p>The ultimate in kudos for those who have pretty much everything has to be an entire Greek island, basking in year-round sunshine and surrounded by impossibly turquoise water.</p> <p>According to the Wall Street Journal , there are currently around 20 privately-owned Greek islands on the market , some for the first time in generations.</p> <p>Foreign interest in Greek real estate has picked up considerably in 2014, particularly from Russian and Middle East investors seeking safe-haven destinations for their capital.</p> <p>Among new island owners is…
  • Foreign Sales of Turkish Property Up 66% Since 2013

    17 Dec 2014 | 12:24 am
    <p>Investor appetite for Turkish property has been riding high in 2014, showing little signs of fading as a top destination for foreign buy-to-let buyers.</p> <p>It has been a booming year for tourism and with property prices still heavily discounted from peak levels, it's no surprise there has been a surge in investors, particularly in tourist areas.</p> <p>Such has been the degree of interest from foreign investors this year that many are seeking out properties for long-term rentals to Turkish residents rather than the more typical formula of buying and letting…
  • Personal Wealth in Malaysia to Overtake UAE

    16 Dec 2014 | 12:18 am
    <p>By 2018, Malaysia will have more billionaires compared with the United Arab Emirates, emerging as an economic powerhouse over the next few years.</p> <p>There will be 20 billionaires in Malaysia by 2018 compared with 19 in the UAE, according to a new white paper from London-based Wealthinsight Intelligence Centre published this month.</p> Malaysia's billionaire growth has been large <p> Wealthinsight analyst Tom Carlisle said: &quot; With a population of only 28.3 million, Malaysia has a similar number of millionaires than much more densely populated…
  • Plans for Dublin Docklands will Boost Irish Economy

    15 Dec 2014 | 1:50 am
    <p>Plans for a &#8364;450m property development in the heart of the Dublin Docklands have been submitted to the Council, with construction due to start early next year.</p> <p>Proposals for a 42,500sqm office and residential development in the Hanover Quay and Rogerson's Quay form the largest planning application submitted to Dublin City Council since the area was designated a Strategic Development Zone in 2012.</p> <p>Savills Ireland and DTZ Sherry Fitzgerald will act as letting agents for the schemes, branded as The Reveal Developments and expected to house…
  • Tiger Woods Designs Trump's Dubai Golf Course

    12 Dec 2014 | 12:18 am
    <p>A new 18-hole championship golf course is to be built in Dubai by the world-renowned Trump brand, designed by golfing superstar Tiger Woods.</p> <p>Developers DAMAC Properties are building the Trump World Golf Club, set within the 500 hectare community of AKOYA Oxygen and to include a state-of-the-art clubhouse, world-class restaurant and pro shop.</p> <p>The golf course will be located at the heart of the development, overlooked by some of the most luxurious and sought-after residential properties in Dubai .</p> <p>Ziad el Chaar, managing director…
 
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  • Happy Thanksgiving

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:47 am
    There is Always Room For YOU at Our Table!   Wishing a very Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who makes our business a success throughout the year. When we count our blessings, you are right at the top of the list. We would not be who we are without our loyal customers, dependable vendors, wonderful friends, and supportive family! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all that you do, all that you are, and all that you mean to us!   Everyday is Thanksgiving because of you! Have a safe and blessed holiday weekend, The Naples Real Estate Blogger & The entire team at…
  • We Will Never Forget

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

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

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

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

    greenwichstreets
    14 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    The last quarter of 2014 is actually starting to look good. The final November numbers are in from SearchGreenwich.net the gold standard for sales and we had 46 sales last month. Five of these sales are private sales which added to the 41 GMLS sales puts us at the same level as the very good year of 2013.  The 46 sales are also 10 units above the 8 year average of 36 sales. So far in December what have had only 26 sales versus the 8 year average of 46 sales, but December is always a screwy month for sales. December being further into the winter and the heart of the holiday season you’d…
  • Greenwich Open Houses for Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 – 15 Open Houses from $585K to $10.85M

    greenwichstreets
    14 Dec 2014 | 6:18 am
    It is not too late to find the perfect gift – a new home! There are 15 Open Houses in Greenwich this weekend! The homes for sale range in price from $585,000 to $10,850,000. The times vary so plan your tour carefully. Please click here for the interactive map. The static map is below. The December market report is below. Thanks to Rob Pulitano for preparing the list of Open Houses and the interactive map and to Pam Toner for the hot links and the Word document. Address Town Price Time Broker 246 West Avenue Stamford $585,000 1-3 PM Berkshire Hathaway 57 Richmond Drive Old Greenwich…
  • Greenwich Real Estate Sales for November 2014 – Buyer & Seller Recommendations

    greenwichstreets
    13 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    SUMMARY & RECOMMENDATION Our market over $3 million has had the best year since the recession. Sales are improving, particularly in the 4th quarter. Sales have fallen under $1 million due to inventory shortages and sales over $3 million are up so the average price is up. The result is a deceptive increase in the average and median price house price in Greenwich. When you compare the sales to assessment ratios year over year, we have a 7.1% increase in house prices. Old Greenwich, Riverside and Central Greenwich continue to be hot markets as does new construction at any price. The increase…
  • Greenwich Real Estate Sales for November 2014 – Part 6 – Supply & Demand

    greenwichstreets
    12 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    This is the sixth of seven posts on the state of the Greenwich real estate market near the end of 2014. To read the entire report click this link: The Greenwich Real Estate Report YTD – Nov. 2014 GREENWICH REAL ESTATE – SUPPLY AND DEMAND Our median sales price in Greenwich YTD is $1,881,350 while our median list price is $3,495,000. You can see this graphically in the pie charts below with less than half of our inventory under $3,000,000 while nearly three-quarters of our sales are under $3,000,000.   An interesting thing to do is to proceed around the pie charts from top and…
  • Greenwich Real Estate Sales for November 2014 – Part 5 – Months of Supply

    greenwichstreets
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    This is the fifth of seven posts on the state of the Greenwich real estate market near the end of 2014. To read the entire report click this link: The Greenwich Real Estate Report YTD – Nov. 2014 GREENWICH MONTHS OF SUPPLY AND MARKET COMPETITIVENESS BY PRICE RANGE We get a bunch of new listings in September as part of the fall market. By November inventory drops as the number of sales and listing withdrawals greatly outnumber new listings. The result is the months of supply curve that you see here where we have tight supply all the way up to $3 million. The current sales rate from…
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  • CMHC: Foreign investors are not taking over Toronto’s condo market

    TheRedPin Team
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:51 am
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/atmtx/ While it’s long been speculated that foreign investors have been the driving force behind Toronto’s condo boom – the numbers were never there to prove it. Unlike the US, Australia and a host of countries around the world, Canada does not collect data on foreign investments in real estate ….Up until now that is. CMHC’s, Canada’s national housing agency, recent report tackled the question, and the results are that only 2.4 per cent of condos rented in Toronto are owned by foreigners. However, in certain pockets of Toronto’s…
  • Hot Listings: December 15 – 19

    TheRedPin Team
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:38 am
    Whether you’re looking for a new pad closer to the city, or house hunting in a more intimate, family-friendly neighbourhood, TheRedPin has you covered, as we reveal hot listings in the Greater Toronto Area that are fresh on the market, every week. Get a better sense of the properties and book yourself a tour! 39 Crewe Avenue Woodbine-Lumsden, Toronto Contact Matthew Pringle to Book a Tour Asking Price: $879,000TheRedPin Rebate: $3,296 | Details: 4 Beds, 4 Baths 7690G County Road #50 Road Trent Hills,Ontario Contact Eva Allaire to Book a Tour Asking Price:155,000TheRedPin Rebate: $581 |…
  • [Infographic] GTA MLS® Market Stats for December 16, 2014

    TheRedPin Team
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:16 pm
    If you can’t see the GTA MLS infographic, click here. The post [Infographic] GTA MLS® Market Stats for December 16, 2014 appeared first on TheRedPin Pulse.
  • Winter house hunting could save you up to $70,000

    TheRedPin Team
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Aside from the weather, the typically hot Toronto real estate market also faces a cool down during the winter month. With many people putting their house hunting efforts on hold till after the snow clears, savvy buyers willing to brave the cold can take advantage of lower real estate prices, before they climb back up during the spring and summer high seasons. While some may be quick to point out that the number of new MLS® listings do see a decline in winter, it’s important to keep in mind that fewer homes are for sale, meaning fewer people are looking to buy, which can only mean one…
  • TheRedPin supports affordable housing by donating to Habitat for Humanity

    TheRedPin Team
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:59 am
    It’s no secret that TheRedPin goes beyond the scope of your traditional brokerage to help both homebuyers and sellers alike. With our finger on the pulse of everything real estate related, we know house prices in Toronto are increasingly out of reach for those looking for affordable housing. For the above reason, we’ve kicked off a donation campaign to help support the efforts of Habitat for Humanity. For every one of our clients of TheRedPin who refer a new buyer or seller to TheRedPin, we will donate $500 to Habitat for Humanity in their name. For those of you who referred people to…
 
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  • Which Pumpkin Recipe is your Favorite

    Harmony Homes
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    In honor of Thanksgiving, this week’s blog post is all about pumpkin! Usually the tradition is pumpkin pie at for dessert at Thanksgiving, but have you ever tried anything else? We hope you have a wonderful day full of family, food and everything you’re thankful for! Here are a few ways to eat pumpkin that is NOT pie! Toasted Pumpkin Seeds When you carve out your pumpkins for Halloween, save the seeds! Boiled, baked and lightly salted, pumpkin seeds are one of the best fall treats! Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Take ½ cup of ice, ½ cup vanilla yogurt, 1 tsp. Honey, ¼ tsp. Pumpkin pie spice and…
  • Prepare your home for winter

    Harmony Homes
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    The seasons are changing and with the weather getting cooler, it is time to prepare your home! This is an important part of your maintaining your home to stay as new as possible for as long as possible. Here are a few things that we suggest be taken care of before the winter season comes into play. If you are worried about your heater, it is much more efficient to get it checked out before winter hits. Call a Technician and have them take a look at your carbon monoxide levels heating efficiencies. Protect pipes and hoses around your home from being damaged or broken. With cold temperatures,…
  • Find the Right Harmony Community for your Family

    Harmony Homes
    11 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Mesa Verde First time homebuyers, newly married couples and “just starting” families will fit perfectly at Mesa Verde. With a more modern look and feel, this southwest location with 4 different models had options like no other Harmony Community. Read More… Silhouette With 9 floor plans, Silhouette has a match for every buyer. Buyers settling into retirement, new families just starting out and growing families, Silhouette has the space. This two-story community sits near Red Rock Canyon, Wet’n’Wild and Spring Mountain Ranch State Park. Read More… Daybreak Nestled at the base of…
  • Laughlin Living with Harmony Homes

    Harmony Homes
    4 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Laughlin, Nevada is a little over an hour outside of the great city of Las Vegas. Why visit or live in Laughlin? You have the benefit of Las Vegas for a weekend getaway, there is shopping, golf and most importantly water, all wrapped in small-town charm. With the Colorado River running right through Laughlin, there are attractions from swimming and jet skiing to dinner cruises and boat rentals. The golf courses offer challenges for players at every skill level with multiple course locations and year-round tee times. More importantly than these great activities, are the beautiful communities…
  • History of Halloween

    Harmony Homes
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    When you think of Halloween, what comes to mind? Trick-or-Treating, Bobbing for Apples, Dressing up in Costumes and lots and lots and lots of candy! But Halloween has not always been so “Family Friendly” and it was not always called Halloween. Let this blog take you back in time, to the ancient beginnings… Some 2,000 years ago the ancient Celtics put on a festival known as Samhain celebrated on November 1. This festival was full of bonfires and costumes used to ward off ghosts. On the night before, October 31, people believed that the dead returned as ghosts. They would leave food and…
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  • How To Protect Your Webcam from Hackers

    AVT
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:17 pm
    It’s all over the news. Russian hackers are hacking into US and European web cams, baby monitors, and the like to not only spy on you, but they have a website where the feeds from the cams are shown all over the world. This begs the question, “Has my webcam been hacked”? Best viewed in full screen in HD
  • Bonterra Builders Presents Cedarvale Farm

    AVT
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:03 am
    Welcome to Cedarvale Farm, a Bonterra Builders’ community that offers a unique lifestyle combining all of the advantages of today’s energy efficient, quality crafted new homes within the context of community that preserves the history of the past. Located in Cabarrus County , but still only minutes from I 485, Cedarvale Farm is the perfect pairing of past and present. Community amenities include a picturesque 8 acre pond nestled in a rolling woodland setting, walking trails and community sidewalks. Additionally, developer proposed amenities include a pool and cabana located within the…
  • WellcomeMat Channel

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    15 Oct 2014 | 4:24 pm
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  • Real Estate Video Tour ~ 18 Acre Home in Troutman, NC

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

    AVT
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:59 am
    Bonterra Builders is proud to bring you this video of Verdict Ridge located in Denver, NC. Video by AVT Marketing / Amazing Video Tours Check out the full motion real estate video here:  Check out the Photos by clicking here! Video Script: Bonterra Builders welcomes you to Verdict Ridge Golf and Country Club is located on the quiet, west side of Lake Norman in Denver, NC.  Verdict Ridge is just 20 miles from uptown Charlotte and is considered by many to be one of the best golf courses in the area.  Other amenities in Verdict Ridge include swimming, tennis and clubhouse complete with…
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  • St. Louis Realtor Podcast – Episode 6

    STLRealtor
    13 Dec 2014 | 8:10 am
    SUBSCRIBE ON ITUNES Segment 1-Adam answers questions about security deposits & renting out half a duplex while living in the other. Adam also talks about what it means when an inspector finds mold, not confusing his own preferences for houses with his buyer’s, and shares some of his favorite things from Trey Malicoat’s most recent clinic. Adam-Welcome to podcast number 6. We’re sitting here at the Hermann London Real Estate Group in beautiful downtown Maplewood, Missouri in the Hermann London Studios. Today is December 9th, fifteen days before Christmas. We’ve got…
  • St. Louis Realtor Podcast – Episode 5

    STLRealtor
    3 Dec 2014 | 7:24 am
    SUBSCRIBE ON ITUNES Segment 1: Adam interviews flipper extraordinaire, Darren Hoefgen from Hitch Asset Management Adam-All right, all right, welcome everyone. This week’s podcast, podcast number 5, starts now. Today’s date is November 25th. I think we’re 2 days before Thanksgiving. One day before the largest party night of the year and I’m partying here in our Hermann London studio because I’ve got our international public speaker and educator, Darren Hoefgen from Hitch Asset Management sitting here in the studio with us along with, of course, our producer, Joey…
  • Your Perfect Country Getaway in Magnificent Iron County

    STLRealtor
    30 Nov 2014 | 5:38 pm
    4444 HWY O, Middlebrook, MO 63656 Near Large State Parks, Fly Fishing, & Shopping Call this 25.87-acre lot, located in the beautiful Missouri countryside, Your New Getaway. This property is partially-wooded and Well & Electric are already onsite. This would make a great building lot for a new home. Also a great place to raise horses and cattle. Close to Caledonia, minutes from Elephant Rock State Park, Taum Sauk Mountain, and The Mark Twain National Forest!!! In the Belleview School District: Belleview Elementary K-8, transportation provided for either Arcadia Valley High School or Valley…
  • Updated 3-Bedroom Home for Rent in Rock Hill

    STLRealtor
    30 Nov 2014 | 12:28 pm
    847 Tavalon Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63119 Huge Fenced Back Yard, Large Rooms, Webster Groves School District Gorgeous and updated 3-bedroom, 1-bath home in Rock Hill.  Spacious kitchen, living room, and bedrooms.  Brand new flooring throughout the bedrooms and living room, extensive window treatments, and neutral colors that will adapt to any furniture.  A fenced backyard with large patio is ready for grilling season in a few months.  No pets preferred, but may be considered.  This home is available for immediate move-in, prefer an 18-month term.  Great home, great location, great…
  • Lovely 2-Bedroom Family Home on The Hill (FHA, VA)

    STLRealtor
    30 Nov 2014 | 11:41 am
    5525 Elizabeth Avenue, St Louis, MO 63110 Large Eat-In Kitchen, Fenced Front & Back, Garage Beautiful 2-bedroom home on The Hill! Wood floors throughout the  main level, carpeting in the bedrooms, and the bathroom is updated with double sinks.  Stained glass windows around every corner add charm and the bonus rear sitting room is climate-controlled.  There are newer appliances in the kitchen with some updates, a great deck out back, and a virtually maintenance-free back yard.  This home also has a 1-car garage & parking pad, a fenced yard (front & back), and a spacious basement…
 
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  • Fixed rate mortgages are the top choice for getting on the UK property market

    10 Dec 2014 | 2:46 am
    A fixed rate mortgage guarantees that the monthly mortgage payment will not change during the length of the fixed rate period. Fixed rate mortgages are usually for the initial period of the loan, anywhere from one year to ten years. After the fixed rate term ends, the mortgage will go to a variable rate for the remainder of the loan. A fixed rate mortgage has many benefits that can help out a new homeowner. Major Advantages One of the major advantages of a fixed rate mortgage is a guarantee that the monthly payments will remain the same during the fixed rate term. Put simply in this chart…
  • How to Prepare Your Garden for the Upcoming Winter

    19 Nov 2014 | 9:39 am
    As autumn draws to a close, it may be hard to accept that winter cold and flurries are right around the corner. Colder temperatures, less light, and an increase in rain and snow can all take a toll on gardens. With a little bit of preparation, the winter damage can be minimized so gardens are able to bounce back and be beautiful again in the springtime. Take care of fallen leaves Leaf removal is important for several reasons when preparing your garden for the winter months. Neglecting to rake, mow, or blow your leaves somewhere other than where they fall can lead to yellowing patches of dead…
  • How to distinguish between good and bad investment properties

    7 Nov 2014 | 8:40 am
    While it possible to have get excellent returns from investing in property, it is important to note that not all properties are equally good investments. The main factor that you should be aware of is yield. How much will your tenants pay you in rent per year when compared to the purchase price of the property? A greater yield means that you recoup the amount you invested but it may also signal greater risk. With the help of the team at Lagan Plant, we’ve put together some of the key factors to consider when trying to distinguish between worthwhile buy-to-let properties and lower…
  • Four ways to sell your UK home

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:27 am
    Four ways to sell your home but which is right for you? When selling a home in the UK, the vast majority of homeowners will approach a traditional high street agent to help sell their home. However, with online estate agents and private sales websites taking an increasing proportion of business away from the high street, there are now serious and competitive alternatives available. There are 4 main methods to sell a home in the UK, these being: High Street Agent, Online Estate Agent, Private Sale/For Sale by Owner, and Property Auctions. To help you navigate the home-selling minefield and…
  • Why it's important to get the right conveyancing service

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

    OppenheimLaw
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:05 pm
    As very few probably know, including myself until recently, the House of Representatives has passed an early holiday gift for taxpayers concerning real estate.  It is also expected that the Senate and President will follow suit in the near future. Ironically; however, it is too little, too late. What the Bill Covers As George Bush was leaving the presidency and the economy near collapse, the former President signed a bill providing an exemption to loan forgiveness income to those homeowners who had received any kind of loan forgiveness income.  Said “loan forgiveness income” would…
  • Roy Oppenheim’s 2014 Personal Greetings to you this Thanksgiving

    OppenheimLaw
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:51 am
    -Heartfelt thoughts along with a twist Courtesy: RDO 2014 Napa Valley, CA harvest This is now my eighth year that I am writing my ‘Thanksgiving Greeting’ to you. When I write this particular blog I always sit back and think about those things that I am truly thankful for each year. Obviously, there are some things that I – like you, are always thankful for and I will repeat them because they are important to me. First and foremost, I am thankful for my family and for my good health and for the fact that I have been able alongside my gracious wife Ellen to have built a law firm…
  • Year End Real Estate Defense and Foreclosure News in Florida – Oppenheim Law

    OppenheimLaw
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Real Estate Rumor Mill – Take note:  Rumor has it from a highly-credentialed source that the retired South Florida  ‘Judges’ appointed about 6 years ago to come out of retirement are yet, retiring again. Once again, what started as a special division to push foreclosures in Florida through the judicial system more quickly has come to a screeching halt! As legislation would have it, there are NO funds in the budget to renew the ‘part-time, old-timers’ contracts to keep the foreclosure housing crisis flowing quickly through the system. Senior judges are no longer afforded the…
  • The American Horror Story winds down in Florida as cases become involuntarily dismissed by judges

    OppenheimLaw
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:14 am
    With the ‘zombie foreclosures’  still lingering,  at this point let’s call it, The American Horror Story if you will;  but, it seems some Florida courts have finally begun to apply the rules of law, civil procedure and evidence in foreclosure cases.  Stopping the “trick -the-homeowner and treat-the-bank” system of procedure and evidence that have haunted Florida homeowners for nearly a decade; finally, the court system ‘gets it.’ And, it appears there is a growing trend of foreclosure cases being involuntarily dismissed by judges as the freak show…
  • Are you over the economic housing crisis and foreclosures South Florida?

    OppenheimLaw
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:24 pm
    In a recent article by editor Paul Owers, the Sun Sentinel reported that “New foreclosure cases declined across South Florida” in September and the third quarter, according to a report Thursday from RealtyTrac Inc. Published exerpts by Roy Oppenheim in the article are republished here; but WAIT, there’s so much more! Real Estate rumor mill – take note:  Rumor has it from a highly-credentialed source that –  the retired South Florida  ‘Judges’ appointed about 6 years ago to come out of retirement are yet, retiring again. Yes! Once again, what…
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  • When Buying a Home There are 4 Myths You Should Make Sure to Unmask

    Stephen Katz
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Harvard University recently concluded a study in which the Joint Center for Housing Studies evaluated why renters do not always have plans to own in their future. The chief reason was financial concerns, rather than any lifestyle perks they feel are linked to renting. Below is hopefully some information that can ease fears and remove myths about buying.   A Home is Not Affordable This is one of the top reasons renters specify that they cannot participate in homeownership. Yet, many studies show that numerous people are not clear on what is truly necessary to own a home. In line with this…
  • Before Winter Hits Consider 4 Reasons to Buy

    Stephen Katz
    9 Dec 2014 | 10:43 am
    As you start thinking about being with family and friends to celebrate the holidays, while eating good food and having a warm fire, take some time to read below and see why it might be a good time to make a move into a new home.   The Cost of Homes will Continue to Rise Many studies show that home values are going to continue to appreciate for years now. In particular, the Home Price Expectation Survey is helpful in that it polled over 100 housing market analysts, investment strategists and economists. The results of the poll show the increase in home values to be 27.8% (highest amount)…
  • The Importance of a Real Estate Agent

    Stephen Katz
    3 Dec 2014 | 10:22 am
    Buying or selling a home is not for the faint of heart as it is quite daring. Many think that the ease of access to information throughout the internet negates the need for a realtor.  However this cannot be further from the truth as you need someone to guide you throughout this courageous experience. Below are 5 reasons that a Real Estate Professional is an absolute essential aspect of this process. As the market continues to make a comeback the necessity of a Real Estate Professional is even stronger because of higher mortgage interest rates & home prices. I have mounds of paperwork-…
  • 5 Sound Reasons to Buy a House- Per Harvard’s Recent Study

    Stephen Katz
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Harvard University’s Eric Belsky, who is the Managing Director of the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University and also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Housing Research and Housing Policy Debate, shared a paper on homeownership last year. It is entitled – The Dream Lives On: the Future of Homeownership in America and within it he explores five financial reasons he thinks people should keep in mind when shopping for a home. His five reasons are listed below, as well as a corresponding excerpt from his study: 1.) Typically housing is the main…
  • Now is the Time for Buyers to Have Cash Ready

    Stephen Katz
    14 Nov 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Recently there was a downturn in existing home sales. Some are speculating that this is a result of fewer individual cash investors. However, this can easily be a great entry point for other buyers, according to the National Association of Realtors. Cash sales hit an all time low since December 2009, when they fell 6% this summer- from 29% in July, to 23%in August. This being said, market activity is still consistent. Realtors report that most of the losses were found in the South and West regions, while the Midwest and Northeast stayed strong. Many are familiar with the bidding wars that…
 
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  • Crowdfunding Changing Commercial Real Estate

    Administrator
    4 Dec 2014 | 5:59 am
    How Crowdfunding is Changing the Face of Commercial Real Estate Nov 12, 2014Adam Chapnick Source: http://nreionline.com/viewpoints/how-crowdfunding-changing-face-commercial-real-estate The idea of crowdfunding isn’t particularly new. In fact, it may be one of the oldest concepts in civilization. Think of crowdfunding a little like taxes, where individuals pay into a large managed pot for use towards the common good of the collective group. While crowdfunding is voluntary and taxes are compulsory, the concept is at least simple to understand. Applying the practice of crowdfunding to a…
  • Black Friday Fizzles With Consumers as Sales Tumble 11%

    Administrator
    1 Dec 2014 | 8:58 am
    Source: Bloomberg.com, By Lauren Coleman-Lochner - Dec 1, 2014 Even after doling out discounts on electronics and clothes, retailers struggled to entice shoppers to Black Friday sales events, putting pressure on the industry as it heads into the final weeks of the holiday season. Spending tumbled an estimated 11 percent over the weekend from a year earlier, the Washington-based National Retail Federation saidyesterday. And more than 6 million shoppers who had been expected to hit stores never showed up. Black Friday Consumers were unmoved by retailers’ aggressive discounts and longer…
  • Commercial Demand Gets Boost from Economic Momentum in Q3

    Administrator
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:20 am
    source: Commercial Real Estate Outlook 2014 Q4, NAR Research,  November 24, 2014 “Business spending increased at a 5.5percent annual rate, driven by spending on equipment upgrades. Spending on industrial equipment increased 24.9 percent,while investments in transportation equipment rose 30.2 percent in the thirdq uarter. Commercial construction continued, with investments in commercials tructures rising 3.7 percent. Business investments in intellectual property products software, R&D, entertainment,literary works increased at a 4.2 percentannual rate.” To read complete…
  • NAR forecasts steady 2015 for Commercial,Multifamily slight decline

    Administrator
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:26 pm
    Source: ScotsmanGuide.com, Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:15 PST NAR forecasts steady 2015 for commercial, slight decline for multifamily Economic turmoil around the world may not shake the commercial sector in 2015, according to a forecast issued by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The U.S. economy will mostly improve in 2015, the NAR predicts, which will bolster the industrial, office and retail sectors. In 2015, NAR forecasts that the gross domestic product (GDP) will grow at a rate of 2.7 percent, up from 2.2 percent in 2014; consumer confidence will edge up eight points to 95; and the…
  • 89% of U.S. millennials will shop at a mall this holiday source: ICSC.org

    Administrator
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Publish Date: November 04, 2014 Topics: holiday, mall, simon Simon isn’t worried about losing shopper traffic to the Internet this holiday season, especially among the millennial age group. According to the landlord’s 2014 Holiday Shopping Behavior Survey of 1,048 holiday shoppers aged 18 and older, millennial consumers plan to do their holiday shopping at malls this year. Eighty-nine percent of survey respondents between the ages of 18 and 33 who intend to buy one or more gifts say that they intend to shop at a mall this holiday season.  (In total, 83 percent of respondents across…
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  • RTV Announces Google Trusted Agency Status and the press release is featured by CNBC

    Jason Stringham
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:56 am
    RTV virtual tour software company officially announced on Thursday December 9th 2014 that they have become a Google Trusted photographer company. This press release was picked up and reported by CNBC. They are excited to provide Google Business View photography to our national accounts as well as providing a venue for our nation wide network of photographers to begin selling Google Business View shoots to small and medium businesses across the countryAs a Google Trusted Agency, RTV is also allowed to perform hotel virtual tours for the Business View program. Google currently only allows a…
  • Redwood City Virtual Tour Provider Achieves RTV T4 Status!

    Jason LaVanture
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:55 am
    RTV is proud to announce our latest T4 approved virtual tour provider, Caroline Tudor!  Caroline will be offering both Google Business view and RTV virtual tours in the San Francisco area. A native to San Francisco, Caroline attended J. Eugene McAteer High where she took her first professional photography class. She discovered her love for creating images through the lens of her Pentax K1000. She went on to formally study professional photography in college.After a career in medical photography and other endeavors, she is now building her commercial photography and virtual tour business…
  • Professional Hotel Photography & Virtual Tours

    Jason LaVanture
    9 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    The internet has become your most important marketing tool and professional hotel photography is the key component to booking rooms. “A picture is worth a thousand words” so if you’re serious about looking your best, using the most up to date modern technology, getting the lowest price, and fastest turn-around time, then franchisees will tell you that RTV Inc. is the RIGHT vendor for you. We provide Professional Hotel Photography, Interactive Virtual Media Tours, Google Business View Tours and Full Motion Video options. Additional features including YouTube Distribution, HTML 5 Mobile…
  • Social Realty Episode 11 - Search Engine Optimization Basics

    Jason LaVanture
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:58 am
    Attention RTV friends, family, and fans! OUr popular Social Realty Webinar is back and starting up again on December 23rd with your host Jay Stringham.  Jay serves as RTV's on staff Social Media Coordinator, digital imaging specialist, and professional photographer.  Many of you know of him as the GREAT GUY that's helping you through the T4 program.  Please make sure you don't miss this event!Social Realty 11 - SEO Basics with Jay Stringham Website search engine ranking has evolved drastically in the past couple of years. If you haven’t thought about your website in the past…
  • Dallas Virtual Tour Company - New RTV T4 Provider

    Jason LaVanture
    4 Dec 2014 | 9:49 am
    RTV is pleased to announce that Jack DiMaio of Argyle, TX has reached T4 status.   Virtual Tours Dallas offers the very best professional Commercial and Residential Real Estate photography. We do 360° virtual tours, aerial and video solutions in Dallas/Fort Worth/Denton area and is owned and operated by Jack J. DiMaio of Argyle, Texas.Our location makes us the perfect choice for Dallas/Fort Worth, Rockwall, Collin and Denton business owners, real estate agents/brokers, and home builders, looking to partner with a professional virtual tour provider.OUR GOAL is to create and/or assist our…
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  • The State of CRE TECH

    CoyDavidson
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:39 pm
    My friend Pierce Neinken, the founder of CRE Tech Intersect, a biannual, bicoastal technology symposium, was kind enough to send me this report, CRE TECH 2014 State of the Market Report. I attended to the first two CRE Tech Intersect events in 2013 and look forward to attending again next year. I have written quite […]
  • The Office

    CoyDavidson
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:41 am
    Top Posts for 2014 Gimme Back my Office There are no shortage of opinions about the future of office space. Some think the need for office space will eventually go away, which I say is hogwash. However, there is no dispute that office space allocations for employees are shrinking as corporate office space users have […]
  • This Week’s Recommended Reading

    CoyDavidson
    13 Dec 2014 | 7:48 am
    5 Articles to Read this Weekend Technology Helping Commercial Brokers Up Their Game Despite being an estimated $12 trillion industry, commercial real estate has done little to adopt change over the decades—with many a broker utilizing time-tested tools and techniques such as cold calling, faxing and poring over spreadsheets… The Registry How to Create a […]
  • This Week in the Economy

    CoyDavidson
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Rough Week for Stocks All three major stock indexes finished the week with significant losses.  The tech heavy Nasdaq finished down 2.66% for the week. The Dow lost 3.78% and the S&P 500 dipped 3.52% for the week. Below are links to the top economic stories for the week: U.S. consumer sentiment at eight-year high U.S. Rig Count is […]
  • Houston Economic Update

    CoyDavidson
    12 Dec 2014 | 11:45 am
    Lower Energy Prices Soften 2015 Outlook The Houston commercial real estate market has been on an extended run thanks primarily to high energy prices and a drilling boom. The blistering Houston economy has created a boom for Houston office space construction. Office space is leasing up quickly in Texas and rents are appreciating and healthy […]
 
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  • JINGLE BELL JOG in FORT LAUDERDALE

    18 Dec 2014 | 12:51 pm
    South Florida is delighted to host a holiday themed event to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Running events have established into a very widespread event, especially around the holiday season, throughout numerous cities and Downtown Fort Lauderdale is a perfect setting due to the beautiful mid 70 degree sunny climate that takes place all year round. The Jingle Bell 5K Jog will be on Sunday December 21, 2014, located on the illustrious streets of Las Olas Boulevard. Jingle Bell Jog is such a unique event because all joggers will be suited up as Santa Claus from the jingle bells to the whistles. The…
  • BOCA RATON to STUART HOUSE HUNTING similar to LOOKING for LOVE

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:40 am
      Purchasing a home is similar to looking for a spouse.  You may go on many first dates and in the end, the one that has the most, but not all, the characteristics that you desire, will win you heart. The same holds true when searching for your dream home.  However, first-time homebuyers and even the most experienced homebuyers can get frustrated and disappointed with how long the process can take.  Yet they may not understand how their expectations, views, and lack of action may be causing the delay in finding the right home. One of the biggest hazards a buyer can fall into is not…
  • 5 THINGS TO DO in BOCA RATON, FLORIDA

    17 Dec 2014 | 12:18 pm
    BOCA RATON is a spectacular south Florida city with amazing shopping, dining and entertainment. This is a Palm Beach County gem of a city that offers the best in south Florida living and lifestyle. Here are five fun and interesting thing that make Boca Raton a lavish place to live and a super place to visit.Boca Raton ResortThe Boca Raton Resort is part of the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts by the Hilton Hotels. This exclusive South Florida resort features unparalleled  luxury amenities includnig the Waldorf Astoria Spa, tennis facilities, golfing, a private beach, and other…
  • Local Golfers Get Tour Cards at Web.com Tour Q School

    17 Dec 2014 | 12:16 pm
    The six round marathon that is the Web.com Tour Q School concluded Tuesday at PGA National and Canadian Brad Fritsch won with a six day total of 27-under par. It was a seven shot win for the one time PGA Tour pro and his first ever as a professional golfer. Fritsch had to hold off 150 other golfers on both the Fazio and Champion Courses over the six day event and now is fully exempt on the Web.com Tour in 2015. “It was the best I’ve seen Brad play, no question,” added Fritsch’s caddie of three years, Jeff Scott. “His ball striking was awesome, and his putting was on a different…
  • GREG NORMAN moving GREAT WHITE SHARK ENTERPRISES to JUPITER

    17 Dec 2014 | 9:14 am
        Anthony22 at en.wikipedia [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)    Australian professional golfer, Greg Norman is moving Great White Shark Enterprises to Jupiter.  The new headquarters is slated to be a 12,000 square foot commercial office building on the eastern side of Indiantown Road and just west of A1A.  Earlier this week, Jupiter Town Council approved the two-story commercial office building, located on the vacant one-acre lot. Great White Shark Enterprises is a “multinational corporation headed by Greg Norman.  The company’s interests are…
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    Maine Real Estate Blog

  • MAINE HOME SALES UP 26.24 PERCENT IN OCTOBER

    LegacySIR
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:46 pm
    SOUTH PORTLAND (November 20, 2014)—Impressive, double-digit real estate sales increases were recorded last month across the state of Maine. According to Maine Listings, statewide single-family existing home sales jumped 26.24 percent last month, compared to figures from October 2013. The median sales price (MSP) for those homes eased a very slight 0.71 percent to $175,000. The MSP indicates that half of the homes were sold for more and half sold for less. The National Association of Realtors released statistics indicating a 2.9 rise in October’s national single-family existing home sales.
  • Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Enters Poland

    LegacySIR
    6 Nov 2014 | 12:15 pm
    MADISON, N.J., and WARSAW (Nov 6, 2014) – Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that leading Polish real estate firm Park House in Warsaw has joined its luxury real estate network and now will operate as Poland Sotheby’s International Realty. The firm is managed by Arkadiusz Wojciechowski and Piotr Śliwka, who signed an exclusive 25-year master franchise agreement to develop the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand throughout Poland including the luxury residential real estate markets in Warsaw, Crocow, Wroclaw, Poznan and Lodz. “Expansion across Europe…
  • MAINE REAL ESTATE SALES UP 6.58 PERCENT; PRICES RISE

    LegacySIR
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    SOUTH PORTLAND (October 21, 2014)— Buyers of Maine real estate have been active this fall season, purchasing seasonal/vacation properties as well as primary homes. Maine Listings released statistics today showing that sales of single-family existing homes increased 6.58 percent in September 2014. The median sales price (MSP) hit $175,000 last month—up 1.16 percent from one year ago. The MSP indicates that half of the homes were sold for more and half sold for less. Nationwide, sales dipped 1.9 percent while the national MSP rose 5.9 percent to $210,300. According to the National…
  • Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Welcomes New California Firm

    LegacySIR
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:39 am
    MADISON, N.J. (Oct. 6, 2014) – Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Venture Sotheby’s International Realty in Pleasanton, California, is the newest member of its real estate network. The brokerage will be led by Andrew Greenwell, the broker and co-owner of the firm. With this addition, the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand will have 83 offices throughout the state of California. “We are proud to grow the Sotheby’s International Realty brand’s presence in California with Venture Sotheby’s International Realty and the team of professionals that…
  • Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty Welcomes Tim Kennedy as Vice President

    LegacySIR
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:21 am
    Maine Real Estate (October 6, 2014) Legacy Properties Sotheby’sInternational Realty, Maine’s leading Luxury Property company, is pleased to announce that Tim Kennedy has joined its team of Maine real estate professionals as a Vice President. Tim will be based in the Portland office at 2 City Center. Tim began his  real estate career in 1985. He has an extensive background in all phases of new construction and residential development. Adept at working with both buyers and sellers, Tim specializes in complex high value and hard-to-value homes. “It is terrific to have Tim join…
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  • realestateVIEW.com.au grows by 40,000 listings

    realestateview.com.au
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:16 pm
    Four of Australia’s national franchise real estate groups have been secured by realestateVIEW.com.au, the national industry- owned property portal. LJ Hooker and Raine & Horne groups nationwide... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apartment Living on the High-Rise

    Enzo Raimondo
    3 Dec 2014 | 5:28 pm
    Quarter Acre Dreaming Makes Way for the High-Rise Life While a home with a front and back door and a quarter acre block was once the great Australian dream, times have changed. With more Australians... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What are my legal rights when renovating?

    Rolf Howard
    2 Dec 2014 | 7:49 pm
    By the time clients ask this question, neighborly relations have usually hit a sorry pass. The single best way to avoid expensive disputes is to check local Council rules before you build. Disputes... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • When is it best to buy?

    realestateview.com.au
    1 Dec 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Like any great milestone in life, timing is everything when buying a house. When you buy can have an impact on a number of important factors such as the house you buy, the area, and the price you pay... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Adding value to your property

    realestateview.com.au
    1 Dec 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Adding value to your property: What does it mean and how can you do it Any reasonable vendor will want to get the highest price for their house come open or auction day. It’s a no- brainer. But how... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • The Vineyards in Summerlin

    Robert Ratliff
    29 Nov 2014 | 9:28 pm
    Exclusive Semi Custom Homes Information The Vineyards in Summerlin Custom Semi Builders homes for sale in the highly acclaimed Summerlin master planned community are obtained through the Las Vegas MLS. Luxury Houses for Sale buyers and sellers will find the following real estate information: property address, list price, the square footage of the floorplan, lot size, […]
  • Eagle Rock Homes for Sale Summerlin

    Robert Ratliff
    29 Nov 2014 | 6:36 pm
    Exclusive Guard Gated Neighborhood Information Eagle Rock Homes for Sale Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nevada and is a luxury Guard Gated Neighborhood. There are 145 homes, ranging in size from 2,775 to 5,147 square feet. All homes were constructed between 1997 and 2002, but resale homes do become available from time to time. Eagle Rock is in The Canyons Village at Summerlin making […]
  • Las Vegas Luxury Communities

    Robert Ratliff
    29 Nov 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Exclusive Million Dollar Homes Information There are wonderful Las Vegas Luxury Communities with varying styles and price ranges, from Penthouse Condos to sprawling Italian villas. Below are a list of available luxury communities with a brief description of each neighborhood. For all available properties within a specific neighborhood and to see recent sales history, simply […]
  • Las Vegas Loan Modification

    Robert Ratliff
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Exclusive Free Foreclosure Help Information Much like a refinance, Las Vegas Loan Modification make changes to your original loan in order to lower your mortgage payment. However, unlike a refinance, the changes are usually based on your income, not your credit score or home’s value. More importantly, a Las Vegas Loan Modification can actually lower the amount […]
  • Best New Home Deals in Las Vegas

    Robert Ratliff
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:10 am
    Exclusive New Residential Construction Information Best New Home Deals in Las Vegas Lennar House Builders Year End Blow Out! 1.75% First Year (4.715%APR)* 2.75% Second Year 3.75% Fixed OR 3.25% Fixed (4.715%APR) Robert Ratliff is an agent with Ratliff Realty Group RE/MAX Advantage. Call me at 702-508-8262. House Builders Northwest Las Vegas For a limited time […]
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  • Top 10 Tips for Selling Your Home During the Holidays

    Gail Spada
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:55 am
    Attract homebuyers even during the holidays with these useful tips! While most people think the worst time to market their home is over the winter holidays, it can actually give you an advantage. Holiday buyers tend to be more serious and competition is less fierce with fewer homes being actively marketed.   Deck the halls, but don’t go overboard - Homes often look their best thru the holidays, but sellers should be careful not to overdo it on the decorations. Be sure they are not too large or too plentiful as that can be distracting to buyers.   Hire a full-time REALTOR…
  • I’m sorry… WHAT did you say?

    Gail Spada
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:03 am
    With the help of their REALTOR, and member of NAR and FAR, the buyers found an REO SFR with good amount of SF, gas FP, cozy EIK, located in a PUD with an HOA on MLS. They talked to their lender about DTI, TILA, the HUD, PMI, PITI and LTV, POF and the need for a possible POA. The lender also discussed conventional ARM, FHA, VA and USDA options. At minimum, they wanted a WDO and the HVAC checked by their home inspector… I’m sorry…. WHAT did you say?? Interested in knowing and understanding some of the real estate lingo and acronyms that are used by professionals in the real estate…
  • Thinking GREEN is GOOD!

    Gail Spada
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:26 am
    There are many ways you can step a little lighter on our Great Mother Earth. One of the simplest ways is to “go green” and remember to “reduce and re-use”. Reducing and Re-using Basics One of the most effective ways to reduce waste is to not create it in the first place. Creating a new product requires a lot of raw materials and energy. Raw materials must be mined, the product be manufactured and finally transported to market. With that in mind, the practice of reduction and re-use of products can save natural resources, protect the environment and save money. Benefits of Reducing and…
  • You had me at WELCOME

    Gail Spada
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Your front door is your home’s chance to make a good first impression…Check out our simple solutions that are often overlooked by sellers when marketing a home for sale.   Give it a once-over After a while, we all stop noticing the little flaws in our homes. Therefore, it is a great idea to begin by taking a good, hard look at your front door’s condition. Try to view your doorway just as a visitor would. Make sure the paint and/or stain is in good condition. Clear away any cobwebs and sweep away any debris. Assess the condition of the lighting fixtures, the door hardware and…
  • Don’t Be Mad at Us

    Gail Spada
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:24 pm
    This past weekend, while contemplating what new series I would be embarking on for my soon-approaching BLOG post, I remembered the recent loss of a fellow REALTOR, Beverly Carter from Arkansas, and thought that this tragedy should serve as a red-flag to our industry. For those of you who don’t know the sad story about Beverly Carter, let me tell you… While showing a vacant home to a stranger, she was kidnapped, murdered and dumped in a shallow grave. Reportedly, the sole suspect, who remains in police custody, told police he targeted her because she was “a woman that worked…
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  • Will 3% Down Mortgages Be a Game-Changer?

    Chris Birk
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:43 am
    Filed under: Financing, Refinancing, Credit Shutterstock/Karen Roach Hoping to bust open the mortgage credit box, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac recently brought back a 3 percent down conventional loan. The aim is to broaden access to homeownership and pull more first-time buyers into the marketplace. Years of tight lending have left scores of would-be buyers on the sidelines. Both of the government-sponsored enterprises purchased these lower-down payment loans in the past. Fannie and Freddie back about two-thirds of all new mortgages. Housing economists and mortgage industry insiders have both…
  • Actor Who Played Harry Potter's Malfoy Buys a Home in LA

    Trulia
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:39 am
    Filed under: Buying, Celebrity Homes TruliaThe two-bedroom home has a casual feel, far different from the sets where Tom Felton has worked. Tom Felton, most famous for his role as Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies, has just bought a home in Los Angeles. Felton paid $1.275 million for the 1,732 square-foot contemporary retreat in lower Nichols Canyon. The two-bedroom home is on a single level with an open floor plan and oodles of outdoor living space, including an outdoor living room and poolside deck. The private backyard is completely gated with views of the hills, a sparkling pool and…
  • Burt Reynolds Slashes Price on Florida Manse to $4.9 Million

    Lisa Kaplan Gordon
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:44 am
    Filed under: Celebrity Homes, Selling, Inside Look ZillowOriginally listed for $10.5 million in 2008, Burt Reynolds' home in Palm Beach County is now priced at $4.9 million. Burt Reynolds has slashed the asking price for the Florida love nest he shared with second wife Loni Anderson. Current price for the waterfront estate in Tequesta: $4.9 million. We love the listing photos that show piles of books in almost all rooms. Who knew Reynolds -- former Florida State football halfback, "Boogie Nights" actor, mustachioed-man-about-town -- was such a prolific reader? Reynolds most recently made…
  • 25 Best Holiday Gifts for Renters

    Paula Pant
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Filed under: Lifestyle, Renting Shutterstock / Syda ProductionsThink small, or at least compact, efficient and portable, when buying gifts for family and friends who live in apartments. Searching for the perfect gift for the apartment-dweller in your life? It's easy to give a large or bulky gift to the owner of a big home; they have the space to accommodate it. But what can you give to a renter -- particular one with limited space? You're sure to find some inspiration on this list of 25 ideas specially selected for renters. Home Decor 1. Air mattress. Turn any room into a guest room for those…
  • Mortgage Rates Move Lower to 3.66%

    Zillow
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:13 am
    Filed under: Buying, Economy, Financing ZillowThe weekly mortgage rate chart illustrates the average 30-year fixed interest rate in six-hour intervals. By Lauren Braun Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed loans fell this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgages at 3.66 percent, down from 3.75 percent at this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate moved lower during the past week, dropping to 3.64 percent on Sunday before returning to the current rate. "Rates dipped again last week on strong U.S. data and international turmoil, falling to levels not seen since…
 
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  • Will 3% Down Mortgages Be a Game-Changer?

    Chris Birk
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:43 am
    Filed under: Financing, Refinancing, Credit Shutterstock/Karen Roach Hoping to bust open the mortgage credit box, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac recently brought back a 3 percent down conventional loan. The aim is to broaden access to homeownership and pull more first-time buyers into the marketplace. Years of tight lending have left scores of would-be buyers on the sidelines. Both of the government-sponsored enterprises purchased these lower-down payment loans in the past. Fannie and Freddie back about two-thirds of all new mortgages. Housing economists and mortgage industry insiders have both…
  • Actor Who Played Harry Potter's Malfoy Buys a Home in LA

    Trulia
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:39 am
    Filed under: Buying, Celebrity Homes TruliaThe two-bedroom home has a casual feel, far different from the sets where Tom Felton has worked. Tom Felton, most famous for his role as Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies, has just bought a home in Los Angeles. Felton paid $1.275 million for the 1,732 square-foot contemporary retreat in lower Nichols Canyon. The two-bedroom home is on a single level with an open floor plan and oodles of outdoor living space, including an outdoor living room and poolside deck. The private backyard is completely gated with views of the hills, a sparkling pool and…
  • Burt Reynolds Slashes Price on Florida Manse to $4.9 Million

    Lisa Kaplan Gordon
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:44 am
    Filed under: Celebrity Homes, Selling, Inside Look ZillowOriginally listed for $10.5 million in 2008, Burt Reynolds' home in Palm Beach County is now priced at $4.9 million. Burt Reynolds has slashed the asking price for the Florida love nest he shared with second wife Loni Anderson. Current price for the waterfront estate in Tequesta: $4.9 million. We love the listing photos that show piles of books in almost all rooms. Who knew Reynolds -- former Florida State football halfback, "Boogie Nights" actor, mustachioed-man-about-town -- was such a prolific reader? Reynolds most recently made…
  • 25 Best Holiday Gifts for Renters

    Paula Pant
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Filed under: Lifestyle, Renting Shutterstock / Syda ProductionsThink small, or at least compact, efficient and portable, when buying gifts for family and friends who live in apartments. Searching for the perfect gift for the apartment-dweller in your life? It's easy to give a large or bulky gift to the owner of a big home; they have the space to accommodate it. But what can you give to a renter -- particular one with limited space? You're sure to find some inspiration on this list of 25 ideas specially selected for renters. Home Decor 1. Air mattress. Turn any room into a guest room for those…
  • Mortgage Rates Move Lower to 3.66%

    Zillow
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:13 am
    Filed under: Buying, Economy, Financing ZillowThe weekly mortgage rate chart illustrates the average 30-year fixed interest rate in six-hour intervals. By Lauren Braun Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed loans fell this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgages at 3.66 percent, down from 3.75 percent at this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate moved lower during the past week, dropping to 3.64 percent on Sunday before returning to the current rate. "Rates dipped again last week on strong U.S. data and international turmoil, falling to levels not seen since…
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  • Home Pricing continues to stay strong in Mountain Shadows

    Kathy Torline
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:19 am
    Homes in Mountain Shadows are in the Northwest Area in Colorado Springs Search for homes in Mountain Shadows Zip Code: 80919  The Mountain Shadows housing market continues to be a BUYERS Market, as there is currently a 7.5 month of supply of homes on the market.   A 6 month supply of houses on the market is considered a “NEUTRAL MARKET”. Here’s a quick summary of the 2014 Real Estate Market for Mountain Shadows as of 10-31-2014 Pricing decreased by 1% Number of homes sold has already increased by 2% Days on Market increased by 17% Price per FINISHED square feet has increased by…
  • Colorado Springs is a top pick for military veterans

    Kathy Torline
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:04 am
    Veterans love living in Colorado Springs  Search for Homes near Fort Carson Trulia  recently released a study on where veterans like to live; including an estimates saying that 1 in 12 adults are veterans.  Their report shows that veterans are more likely to be homeowners than non-veterans, and since Colorado Springs is surrounded by military bases (Fort Carson, Peterson AFA, Schriever AFA, and the U.S. Air Force Academy ), it already has a large population of active duty military. Also, according to the article, “among the largest 100 metros, Colorado Springs and Virginia Beach have…
  • When can I buy again?

    Kathy Torline
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:09 am
     When can I buy a home in Colorado Springs Search for all Homes in Colorado Springs Many potential Colorado Springs home owners had financial challenges during the recent economic downturn; including filing Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies, short sales, deed-in-lieu,  and foreclosures.  The rules vary vastly, but many potential home buyers interested in purchasing a home in Colorado Springs, may now be able to re qualify for a loan.   Some people in the business refer to the potential homeowners that were affected as boomarang Buyers or Rebound Buyers. How quickly they will be able…
  • Garden of the Gods in the Fall

    Kathy Torline
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:06 am
    Garden of the Gods, a registered National Landmark in Colorado Springs Search for homes on acreage in the Colorado Springs area Garden of the Gods is one of my favorites places in Colorado Springs.  It is truly magnificent, regardless of the time of the year.  Hope you enjoy some of the recent shots I took while hiking the park with my grandkids. There are over 15 miles of trails in the park, and one of my favorite trails starts from the main parking lot.  It is an easy, 1 1/2 mile roundtrip, concrete.   It’s Wheelchair and stroller accessible.     Related Articles: 21…
  • The property has been on the market 200 days, something must be wrong with it

    Kathy Torline
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:50 am
     Colorado Springs Days on Market I often hear this statement from Colorado Springs home buyers, “The property has been on the market for 200 days, I don’t want to see it.  There must be something wrong with it.” With all of the information available to consumers, more and more buyers pay attention to the Days of Market listed in the property details reports available in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS.) The importance of days on market can vary from area to area, and from place to place, from price range to price range.   And sometimes homes that have been on the…
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  • Old City Is Getting More Luxurious Mansions.

    blogeditor
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:11 am
      http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/old-city/more-old-city-mansions-coming-at-bread-street-estates By: Jarek Cotto When you think of Old City, you think of historic looking buildings, not modern mansions. But now, everywhere you look you see big and expensive homes rising from out of no where. Construction has been moving along on seven mansions on Church Street, four mega-homes on Walnut Street, and three huge ones near 3rd & Arch. All of these projects have large homes, high prices, and designs that make them stand out from the other historic architecture of the neighborhood.
  • RE/MAX Access: Creating a Harmonious Office Culture

    blogeditor
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:06 am
     RE/MAX Access: Creating a Harmonious Office Culture   by: Elizabeth Flynn Remember how we told you that RE/MAX Access was selected from the top ten RE/MAX offices in the entire United States for the highest rates of retention?  That our agents are so happy they never leave? Well RE/MAX International decided to use the RE/MAX Access office culture as a teaching example for all RE/MAX brokers and offices! The following video shows the steps our owners, Steven Osiecki and Christopher Somers, have taken over the years to support and encourage the agents in the RE/MAX Access family to…
  • FYI: Unemployment Rates In Philly Hit A New Low.

    blogeditor
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:22 am
    http://www.bostonmedicalgroup.com/images/uploads/Philadelphia_(1).jpg By: Jarek Cotto Police kill a man in Mayfair after a traffic stop. It is not known yet why the confrontation took place or the reason why the officer shot the suspect. More below. The “University for Geniuses” project might be back on.  A judge approved the termination of the sale of Revel to Brookfield Asset Management making Florida developer Glenn Straub able to purchase the property with his back up bid of 95 million. Ex-Aide to M. Night Shyamalan might be facing charges after spending over $15000 on a credit card…
  • Open Houses Dec 13th & 14th

    blogeditor
    12 Dec 2014 | 11:39 am
        #openhouse at 2824 E Thompson Street Phila PA 19134 on Saturday 12/13 from 12-2 with Chris Everly #phillyopenhouses A video posted by RE/MAX Access (@accessphilly) on Dec 12, 2014 at 12:20pm PST   Follow accessphilly.com’s board 2824 E THOMPSON ST, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19134 on Pinterest. #openhouse at 1333-24 Erye Street Phila PA 19125 Sunday 12/14 from 12-1:30 with Chris Thude #phillyopenhouses #instahome A video posted by RE/MAX Access (@accessphilly) on Dec 12, 2014 at 12:11pm PST   Follow accessphilly.com’s board 1322-24 E EYRE ST, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19125 on…
  • Major Changes Are Coming To This Section of Frankford Ave.

    blogeditor
    11 Dec 2014 | 12:06 pm
    By: Jarek Cotto Back in the spring, developers, Revolution Development Group, had purchased 1546 Frankford Ave. and was planning a serious renovation of the property. Today, that project looks like it’s mostly finished. The building was previously a mess of siding and stucco, and the finished product is a great improvement. It has eight apartments and a commercial space that’s available for rent. According to the project page, “1546 Frankford Ave is a newly renovated, 3 story, mixed use Brownstone in the hip, upcoming neighborhood of Fishtown. The building is centrally located…
 
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  • For Rent in Fitler Square: 2423 Manning St.

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:50 am
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics: http://briv.it/r1yC Beautiful 3 story, 3 ,.5 bath, Fitler Square home, available immediately! This expanded Trinity offers an eclectic charming Shabby Chic appeal. Original refinished hard wood floors throughout, spiral staircase, a lovely private outdoor brick paved patio just off the kitchen, full unfinished basement with tons of storage and laundry included, an eat in kitchen with breakfast bar, high end stainless appliances, gas range with grill, pet friendly and a convenient powder room on the 1st floor. The…
  • 3 Bedroom Near Temple U! 1419 N 18th St.

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:49 am
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics: http://briv.it/j1v5 Welcome to this charming 3 story brick front home in the Temple University section of Philadelphia. This property offers many desirable features. With 4 large bedrooms each with ample closet space and 2 full baths, there is plenty of room for guests and room mates. The layout on the main level is very open with an enormous main living area, and coat closet as well as access to the full unfinished basement. The eat in kitchen is also sizable. The kitchen includes both an electric range and…
  • Home for Sale in Frankford! 3835 Frankford Ave.

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    11 Dec 2014 | 3:46 am
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics: http://briv.it/h1tC Great for first time home buyer!!!!!! Exterior front porch. Vestibule entry into living room. First floor features living room with carpet and dining room with hardwood flooring. Upgraded kitchen. Wood cabinets, newer stove, dishwasher, new counter-tops, back-splash and tile flooring. Large rear yard. Great for entertaining in the summer time. Yard leads to large 2 car detached garage with separate entrance. Second floor features three bedrooms all with wall to wall carpeting. Large…
  • Huge Triplex Shell! 909 W Lehigh Ave.

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    11 Dec 2014 | 3:43 am
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics: http://briv.it/s1u0 Huge Triplex in shell condition. Zoned CMX2. 3,720 Square Feet. This property is in shell condition. Bring Flashlight. No electric. Christopher Somers The Somers Team 1033 N 2nd St 5th Floor Philadelphia PA 19123 Feel free to subscribe to our blog or our monthly newsletter to stay up to date with our latest posts and information on the Philadelphia Real Estate Market.  You can also sign up to receive the Philadelphia Real Estate Blog via email.
  • Lot for Sale: 1421 N 18th St.

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    11 Dec 2014 | 3:42 am
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics: http://briv.it/s1wc Huge 20x94 foot lot ready for development! This Francisville/Temple location is an up and coming neighborhood boasting of new development and beautiful renovations just North of The Art Museum area. The RM1 zoning allows for multi-family "over the counter" or single family residential development. Walking distance to temple and to Girard Avenue. Can be sold with the single family home 1419 N 19th St. Christopher Somers The Somers Team 1033 N 2nd St 5th Floor Philadelphia PA 19123 Feel free to…
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  • This Is Quite Simply The Best Christmas iPad Demo Ever!

    Admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
  • Voice for Real Estate: Debt Cancellation Relief, Credit Availability

    Admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    In this latest “The Voice for Real Estate” video, NAR’s Director of Broadcasting looks at NAR’s victory on mortgage debt cancellation relief, and improving credit availability for more households.
  • Realtors Applaud Final Passage of Legislation to Extend Key Real Estate Tax Provisions

    Admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Washington, D.C. – December 17, 2014 (Realtor.org) The following is a statement by National Association of Realtors® President Chris Polychron: “The package of tax extensions approved by the U.S. House and Senate, and headed to the President’s desk for signature, includes important provisions that will help distressed homeowners and commercial property investors with transactions made during 2014. NAR applauds Congressional leaders in both chambers for their effort to pass this legislation before adjournment. “Realtors® strongly supported the bipartisan Mortgage Forgiveness Tax…
  • QR Codes – The Stupidity Continues…

    Admin
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    Stephen M. Fells I wasn’t exactly embraced by certain segments of the real estate industry when I dared to criticize QR codes at the height of their popularity (see: ‘The Quite Ridiculous Use of QR Codes‘) and I subsequently made things worse when I held that position (see: ‘Stop it Realtors. QR Codes, Social Media and Ethics‘). Neither post was written with the intention of pissing anyone off but sometimes you have to make a point that is contrary to popular opinion. My hope was that people would at least stop and think about the issues. Another post that…
  • Funny Real Estate, Where To Begin? :)

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    17 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
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  • 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…
  • Whats Gone Wrong at Squiiz.com.au? ***UPDATED***

    Glenn Batten
    1 Dec 2014 | 7:01 pm
    The team at Squiiz did an amazing job selling themselves and their concept to the industry to become partners in their yet to be released portal Squiiz.com.au. They gained the financial support from most of the national real estate groups and certainly the best wishes from the remainder.   Groups like PRDnationwide, Belle Property, Century 21, Harcourts, IRENE (Independent Real Estate Network of Excellence), LJ Hooker, Ray White, Raine & Horne and REMAX became partners in the venture.  Because of those connections they launched in Mid November with more than 200,000 properties on day…
  • Is your future as dark as theirs?

    Dave Platter
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Will real estate agents in Australia go the way of those in China — where the number one portal is competing directly against them? The experience of agents in China shows what could happen here if one or more of the big local real estate portals decides to compete directly with agents. The dominant portal for people who want to buy real estate in China, known as Soufun.com, has angered agents first by dramatically raising prices and then by going into competition with them. (Disclosure: I do public relations for Juwai.com, which is the Chinese portal for people wanting to buy real…
  • Homely.com.au reports record growth as agents show support for free to list portal

    Guest Author
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Welcoming over 500 new offices in the last 30 days, Homely sees rapid growth from independents while scaling up business development and engineering teams. 15th October, 2014- Homely.com.au, the revolutionary new real estate website combining Australia’s most beautiful search experience with free property listings, has seen a strong influx of listings from independent offices, pushing the total office count on Homely to nearly 5,000. Homely CEO Jason Spencer attributes several key reasons for the growth. “Agents love our free to list model and are telling other agents about us so word…
  • Business for Sale Avdertisers Get SSL Security

    Guest Author
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    With the ever looming threat of online scammers, spammers and hackers, security concerns are the number one issue for making payments online. https://www.BizListings.com.au is the first website in its niche to completely move the entire site over to the https version, otherwise known as SSL (secure sockets layer). Previously, Biz Listings used SSL on member and payment pages only, but since this announcement moved the site over completely. Google recently announced that SSL (https) is now there preferred format for websites, and websites which use SSL (https) will now receive an instant, but…
 
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  • Don’t Consider Appreciation or Tax Savings

    financemyhome1
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Appreciation and tax savings are legitimate contributors to an overall rate of return on rental real estate but what if you didn’t consider them at all. If you only looked at one or two, very conservative measurements, you might decide to invest especially knowing that there are more benefits that will accrue to your investment. If we bought a property for cash, collected the rent and paid the expenses, the amount left would be called Net Operating Income. In the example below, if would generate $7,200 a year which would be a 7.02% cash on cash rate of return which is considerably higher…
  • Being a Good Neighbor

    financemyhome1
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:08 pm
    A good neighbor might be characterized as someone who’ll look after your home when you’re out of town by picking up your mail and watering your plants. You’d most likely reciprocate for anyone who’d be so generous toward you. In some cases, you might only be able to name one or two of your neighbors who would step up to that level of service. Wouldn’t it be nice if more people on your street would be happy to make that offer? The solution may just start with being a better neighbor first. The following suggestions go a long way to improving your neighborhood and making new friends…
  • Holiday Tree Safety

    financemyhome1
    2 Dec 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Fresh holiday trees are beautiful, smell great and really add to the spirit of the season. Following some proven safety tips might help you avoid a disaster and keep the Grinch away. • Select a tree with fresh green needles that don’t fall off when touched or when the trunk is tapped on the ground. • When trees are cut too early, they have a greater risk of drying out and can become more dangerous especially with electrical lights. • Cut 1” to 2” off the base of the tree before placing it in the stand to facilitate it drawing water to the limbs and quills. • Trees require water…
  • Verify with Your Lender

    financemyhome1
    29 Nov 2014 | 9:53 am
    If you have a mortgage with an escrow account to pay your property taxes and insurance, you expect the company servicing your loan to pay this year’s taxes this year so that you can deduct them on your 2014 income tax return. After all, your monthly payment includes 1/12 the annual amount so there will be money available for them to be paid on time. IRS requires that expenses must actually be paid in the year that a deduction is to be taken. The predicament occurs when you’ve made your payments but the mortgage company didn’t pay the taxing authority in the tax year they were due. If…
  • Consider an Adjustable Rate

    financemyhome1
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:29 am
    With fixed rate mortgages as low as they are, most purchasers or owners wanting to refinance might not even consider an adjustable rate loan. The determining factor should be how long the person plans to be in the home and which mortgage will provide the cheapest cost of housing. For instance, if you compare a $300,000, 30 year term mortgage with a 4.125% rate on the fixed and a 3.25% on the 5/1 adjustable, the break even point would be almost seven years assuming the rates adjusted the maximum that they could in each year. Therefore, if a person is going to stay in the house less than 7…
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  • 3 Tips for Charitable Giving in Houston

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:24 am
    Feeling in the giving spirit this holiday? Here are three tips for choosing the Houston nonprofit that matches your values and will do the most good with your contribution.Houston is a giving city. Charity Navigator, a highly respected organization that evaluates nonprofit groups, has ranked Houston first or second in the nation for the past four years for its local charities’ accountability, transparency and financial strength. If you’re drawn to charitable giving, you can rest assured that many Houston charity groups will use your gift wisely and well. Here are three tips…
  • Gift Guide: Their First Apartment

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:25 am
    Need a great housewarming gift for your loved one's first apartment? Get the holiday season going with style with our handy guide to ideal gifts for apartment dwellers.Whether you’re looking for a holiday gift or a housewarming gift, there are plenty of fun possibilities when someone you love is moving into their first student apartment — or any first apartment. From the practical to the sentimental, many kinds of gifts can be welcome and deeply appreciated. To help you celebrate the rite of passage that is a young adult’s first apartment, here are a few ideas:   This…
  • Winter 2014: Camps for Houston Kids

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    4 Dec 2014 | 7:43 am
    New to Houston or looking for activities to keep the kids busy this winter? Check out these cool kids camps to keep the winter fun and learning rolling while the weather's a bit colder.Winter 2014 is in full swing, and soon kids will be out of school for winter break. If you’re new to Houston and still looking for activities for kids this winter break, look into some of the many, many special interest camps available around town. Family-oriented organizations of all kinds offer winter day camps — some just one day long, some for a few days, and some for nearly every day kids are…
  • Four Reasons to Be Thankful for Your Houston Apartment

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:54 am
    Thanksgiving 2014 is upon us, reminding Americans to take stock of all of the good things in our lives. While you’re enjoying food, friends, and family, take a moment to realize how wonderful it is to live in your home. Thanksgiving 2014 is upon us, reminding Americans to take stock of all of the good things in our lives. While you’re enjoying food, friends, and family, take a moment to realize how wonderful it is to live in your home. Here are just a few of the reasons to be thankful for your Houston apartment:   1. You live in Houston! Your Houston apartment is in a…
  • Small Apartment Thanksgiving: 4 More Tips

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    Hosting Thanksgiving in a smaller space? Houston Apartment Insiders has the perfect tips for hosting the most spectacular apartment Thanksgiving celebration!Thanksgiving is a time for opening up your home to friends and family, but fitting it all in can be a challenge when you live in a small apartment. If you’re moving within Houston from a house to an apartment, or to any smaller space, this will be a time for learning and adaptation. Embrace the challenge, and focus on coziness and togetherness this year. We’ve previously posted basic tips for hosting a Thanksgiving feast in…
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    IPIN Global - Investing in Property

  • More Brits Looking Overseas for Property Investment

    11 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    2014 has seen a resurgence of Britons buying property overseas, seeking to capitalise on a strengthening pound in Eurozone markets, where house prices are still heavily discounted and mortgages are cheap. Angelos Koutsoudes, head of OverseasGuidesCompany.com said: "With a jam-packed Autumn Statement last week and considerable economic developments throughout 2014, thoughts now turn to next year – the pension reforms could channel more money towards property purchases, both in the UK and abroad, but the uncertainty that precedes a general election could hold market activity back a bit…
  • Singapore Largest Foreign Investor in Asia in 2014

    2 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Property speculators from Singapore have poured money into overseas real estate this year, amidst a cooling domestic market. Large developers such as City Developments and Keppel Land, struggling to sell apartments in their domestic market are leading the surge towards overseas investment, turning Singapore into the largest foreign investor from the region in 2014. Developers look overseas as domestic market cools Data from Real Capital Analytics, commercial property investment specialists, shows that Singapore developers pumped €1.9bn into overseas markets in the nine months to…
  • China's Property Market Continues Decline in November

    30 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    As Chinese investment in overseas real estate remains at the highest levels ever seen, its domestic market has experienced declining house prices for the eighth consecutive month. Despite efforts by the Chinese authorities to energise the market, prices of new homes in 288 cities dropped an average 0.27% in November from October, according to a poll by real estate services firm E-House China Holdings. Only China's 10 wealthiest cities show marginal gains Compared to a year ago, home prices in November were still up a barely noticeable 0.04%, compared with October's 1.1% annual increase. A…
  • Buy-to-Let: Residential or Student Accommodation – which do you think is the most lucrative?

    27 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    With all the news about increasing demand in student accommodation, we often get asked by our new IPIN Members, what is the difference between the two types of Buy-to-Let (BTL) and naturally, which is the more profitable. I'd love to hear your opinion, meanwhile, I've put together some of my thoughts regarding this matter: Fact: The UK is the 2nd hottest 'education destination' in the world, according to UNESCO statistics. This coupled with an overall increase in the number of places being offered by universities is resulting in greater demand for student rental accommodation in UK's…
  • Galliard Homes to Build £1bn of UK Residential in Joint Venture

    25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    London's largest privately-owned residential developer, Galliard Homes recently announced a joint venture (JV) focussing on regeneration projects in the South East of England, providing new homes with a value of £1bn over the next three years. Founded in 1992, Galliard Homes are specialists in regeneration projects, typically building and selling new homes located on brownfield land, priced from £250,000 up to £1m. The 50:50 JV has been established between Galliard and privately-held investor Cain Hoy Enterprises, each investing £225m in UK residential projects. JV to…
 
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  • Best Google+ Real Estate Articles For December 2014

    Bill Gassett
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:54 am
    December had some great real estate articles submitted to the Google Plus real estate communities. It was was hard to narrow down a list with so many great pieces of content being shared, but I managed to do it. Here are 10 of the best real estate articles from December 2014 that I found on [...]
  • Best Google+ Real Estate Articles For November 2014

    Bill Gassett
    7 Dec 2014 | 4:47 am
    The Very Best Google Plus Real Estate Articles November 2014 Have you seen any of the installments of the best Google Plus real estate articles? Bill Gassett has started a monthly column featuring the best Real Estate articles shared on Google Plus. If you haven’t been following this series, you may want to bookmark or [...]
  • Best Google Plus Real Estate Articles For October 2014

    Bill Gassett
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:39 am
    The Very Best of Google+ Real Estate Articles               If this is the first recap of the “Best Google Plus Real Estate Articles” you’re reading, you’ve missed out! Google Plus is a great place to find real estate content from some of the best real estate bloggers. There are [...]
  • 7 Mistakes First Time Home Buyers Make

    Bill Gassett
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:54 am
    First Time Home buyers Mistakes Right now, the US housing market has yet to fully recover from its peak in 2006. Yes, things are healing quite nicely in many markets with some decent price appreciation, but the costs of buying a home are still very affordable. Between low home prices and favorable interest rates, this [...]
  • Best Google Plus Real Estate Articles For September 2014

    Bill Gassett
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:04 am
    Google Plus Real Estate Articles It’s that time again, time for a roundup of the best Google Plus articles of the month. You will find some great real estate content from the Real Estate Community on Google Plus for the month of September. It’s all right here. If you are a real estate professional and [...]
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  • 8 Must-Have Online Tools for Real Estate Agents

    Amalia Otet
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:34 am
    Technology and the internet have changed the way consumers think and act in nearly every industry imaginable and the real estate sector is no exception. More than 90% of home searches start online and 50% of buyers use a mobile website or application in their home search according to a recent report released by the National Association of REALTORS®. Going digital becomes a necessity for real estate agents looking to maximize exposure and explore new lead generation avenues. But more than that, adopting online solutions allows real estate pros to accomplish more in less time, whether dealing…
  • Help Us Find a Motto for PropertyShark!

    Georgiana Mihaila
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:49 am
    Help us find the perfect motto for PropertyShark and we’ll reward the best entries with a $1,000 Amazon Gift Card, and two yearly subscriptions to our services! Contest on Facebook: Go to our Facebook page and submit your entry by leaving a caption under any contest photo with your motto suggestion. Contest on Twitter: Simply tweet your motto suggestion using the @propertyshark handle and the #1000$Motto hashtag so we can find your tweet! More details available here. If you’re worried that you might need copywriting skills in order to come up with a motto, don’t be! That’s not…
  • Are You Keeping up with the Property Management Industry? Take Our Quiz to Find Out

    Amalia Otet
    4 Nov 2014 | 4:40 am
    Gone are the days when property owners only turned to the classified ads section in the local newspaper to market their properties. Now most of the activity happens online, from attracting leads to securing good tenants and handling maintenance requests, which eventually translates into increased productivity. To stay on top of the game, property managers need to play their cards right. They have to know their market well, take advantage of today’s technologies to streamline the leasing process, and implement clever marketing strategies to support their businesses. Chances are you’re…
  • 10 Spooky L.A. Buildings: The Real Estate Side of the Story

    Georgiana Mihaila
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:43 am
    With the help of Redditors, we picked 10 of the creepiest buildings in Los Angeles, and dug deep in their property reports to tell their real estate story. Rarely has there been a horror story without a brick and mortar location to serve as its background. And since there’s such a strong connection between real estate and terrifying tales, we thought we’d answer some of the questions on everybody’s mind: Who owns these dilapidated buildings? How much do creepy backstories slash off the price of a property? Are there any building permits pulled out for them? Any activity at…
  • Find All Liens Attached to a Property in 5 Minutes or Less

    Georgiana Mihaila
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:56 am
    Want to steer clear of properties with a history of liens? Or maybe just to check and see if there are any property liens you can use as leverage during negotiations? Here’s how to find out if a property has any liens against it, with the search taking less than 5 minutes of your time. Whether you’re in the process of buying property, mediating a sale on behalf of your client, or of investing in distressed properties, you’ll need to perform a thorough lien search before moving forward with your closing. Fortunately, you no longer have to spend valuable time taking trips to your…
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  • Twins Hurler Ervin Santana Buys Classy Clearwater Manse

    Erik Gunther
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Ervin Santana spent the 2014 season racking up his typical solid stats with the Atlanta Braves in hopes of a sweet free agent payday. He was rewarded handsomely for his efforts, recently signing a four-year, $55 million deal to pitch for the Minnesota Twins. But as he racked up 14 wins for the Braves on the mound, he was also busy off the field during the season: In June, the durable hurler quietly snapped up an enormous mansion in Clearwater, FL. Built in 2010, Santana’s palatial new home was originally listed for $4 million in February 2013, but he managed to score a discount.
  • Mortgage Rates Hit Lowest Level of the Year Again

    Chrystal Caruthers
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Nick White/Photodisc/Thinkstock The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped to its lowest point of the year as 10-year Treasury yields closed at their lowest level since May 2013, according to Freddie Mac. This week, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to 3.80%, down from 3.93% last week. A year ago this time, it was 4.47%, according to the Primary Mortgage Market Survey. “The temporary decline in rates will likely be short-lived,” said Jonathan Smoke, chief economist at realtor.com®.  “Those who can take advantage now and lock in a purchase or refinance at these levels may…
  • Former Oracle Exec Ray Lane Selling Palm Desert Home

    Roman Loyola
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:09 pm
    In the 1990s, Ray Lane was the man who made Oracle one of the biggest software companies in the world. Selling his Palm Desert, CA home, however, has proven to be a tougher challenge. The luxury desert property has been on and off the market since December 2010. It is available again now, for $3.9 million; Bruce Busher is the listing agent. Tuscan in design, the home measures 6,552 square feet and is on a half acre of land. The house has four bedrooms, four full bathrooms and two half baths. The exterior is hard coat stucco, and the roof is Spanish clay tile. The entry of the house opens to…
  • Congress Extends Tax Break for Troubled Homeowners

    Credit.com
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:33 pm
    AlexRaths/iStock/Thinkstock Those who lost their homes to foreclosure or sold them via a short sale in 2014 will hopefully breathe a little easier knowing that they may be able to avoid a huge tax bill when they file their tax returns. With the passage of the “tax extenders” legislation Tuesday night by the Senate, Congress has given taxpayers one more year to exclude canceled debt from their income when filing their 2014 tax returns, as long as that forgiven debt arose from the loss or sale of their principal home. This exclusion had expired at the end of 2013, and without the extension,…
  • Former NBA Guard Chris Duhon Lowers Price on FL Home

    Roman Loyola
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Point guard Chris Duhon is done with the NBA after a career that didn’t match the success of his college days at Duke University, and earlier this year, he returned to the college ranks to join the men’s basketball staff at Marshall University as an assistant coach. Duhon is spending the bulk of his time on the university’s West Virginia campus and on the recruiting trail, so he put his Florida home up for sale in July. Listed by Andrey Bustamante, the price has been reduced from $2.25 million to $1,999,990 now. Located in Sanford, the house is just minutes away from…
 
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    Massachusetts Real Estate- Merrimack Valley

  • Have a House to Sell? Avoid this Common Trap!

    Massachusetts Realtor
    8 Dec 2014 | 7:20 am
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent Today I wanted to discuss a common trap I see sellers sometimes get stuck in when they have a house to sell.   This phenomenon happens quite a bit, rarely with good results for the home seller.  While I have no real explanation of why, it happens quite a bit on estate properties. I run into this several times a year and in the past 14 years it has only worked out twice favorably for the home seller.  In all the other cases, it has cost the seller lost time and probably even in some…
  • Is Congress going to renew the Mortgage Debt Relief Act?

    Massachusetts Realtor
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:45 am
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent Here we are 11 months after the expiration of the Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007.  All year it has been dangled out there to upside down home owners that it will be extended.  Yet, as of date nothing has happened.  As congress heads back there is still discussion of the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act being renewed. What is halting the renewal of the Mortgage Debt Relief Act? Like usual, the Mortgage Debt Relief Act’s renewal is tied in with a bunch of other bills.  The…
  • Should I list my House in the Winter? or wait until spring?

    Massachusetts Realtor
    12 Nov 2014 | 12:19 pm
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent Should I list my House in the Winter?  or wait until spring? is a common question asked of me when discussing the potential sale of a home with a seller. My first piece of advise is the time to list your home is when you are ready.  If you are ready to list your home now due to any number of reasons, do so now, don’t wait.  You can’t predict what the spring market will be like. My second piece of advice is there are some great reasons why you should list you home in the…
  • Two New Constructions Available at Dracut’s Desirable Meadow Creek

    Massachusetts Realtor
    5 Nov 2014 | 12:35 pm
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent $539,000- 2628 square feet find out more at www.7Schiripo.info $559,000- 2734 square feet find out more at www.52Regency.info Own one of two new construction homes, built by Southern End Realty is located in East Dracut’s prestigious golf community, Meadow Creek. Meadow Creek is a large, upscale neighborhood, built around the Four Oaks Country Club, an 18 hole championship golf course. Each home’s exterior starts with quality materials like no/low maintenance Hardie Plank siding and…
  • Dracut MA Home Sold- A Dracut MA Real Estate Clients Testimonial

    Massachusetts Realtor
    3 Nov 2014 | 3:21 pm
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent I recently sold a home in Dracut MA.  The sale went extremely well.  The interesting part of this sale is that the home was previously marketed with another agent for four months.  I met with the client after it had expired unsold.  I was able to sell this home quickly and for top dollar, marketed at the same price, due to my expertise in preparing a home, my professional quality real estate photography and exceptional online marketing skills.  Here is a Dracut MA Real Estate…
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    RealtyBizNews: Real Estate News

  • All Cash Sales Slowing Down in the US

    Allison Halliday
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:41 am
    The total number of all cash sales in the United States accounted for 34.8% of home transactions in September this year, down from 37.2% a year earlier according to data from Core Logic. The percentages of all cash sales has consistently fallen each month since January last year, and September marked the 21st consecutive month of declines in this sector. However the article in Propertywire points out that it’s best to make comparisons on a year on year basis due to seasonal fluctuations within the housing market. © vadim yerofeyev Before the housing crisis began the number of cash sales…
  • 2015 Likely a Slow Year for Investors

    Brian Kline
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:19 am
    If you’re looking to get into the rental market, 2015 will be another solid year. If you’re looking to flip houses or make a significant profit from appreciation, 2015 may not be your year. While home prices continue to increase in value, they are doing so at a much slower rate than over the past two years. From October 2012 to October 2013, the national average home price appreciated 10.6%. From October 2013 to 2014, the increase slowed to 4%. With most home values now above water and consumers viewing the recession recovery as more or less complete, more sellers are going to be…
  • Latest Employment Figures Show Strongest Monthly Gains since January 2012

    Allison Halliday
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:16 am
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released its November Employment Situation report which showed an increase in average monthly gains, and a new high for the recovery. Chris Muolo, a senior associate and economist with Auction.com analyzed the report and said “It appears Christmas has come early for commercial and residential real estate. November saw a massive 321,000 jobs added, crushing expectations, and marking the strongest monthly gain since January 2012. The report also included upward revisions to September and October, adding a total of 44,000 jobs to these months. This…
  • 8 Things American Homeowners Want

    Mike Wheatley
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:10 pm
    The majority of Americans say they are living in less-than-ideal housing and neighborhoods. The Demand Institute recently polled more than 10,000 households — both renters and home owners — across income levels to find their top unfulfilled housing needs and desires. Image credit: Kapa65 via Pixabay.com “The biggest overarching thing is that when it comes to their homes, there are still a lot of things that Americans want to improve,” says Jeremy Burbank, vice president of the The Demand Institute, about its report, The Housing Satisfaction Gap: What People Want But…
  • Booming San Francisco Commercial Real Estate Market Tops Manhattan

    Guest Author
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Manhattan is still renowned for its high office rents, but San Francisco has quickly taken the lead. According to Main Street, the city by the bay has actually topped Manhattan in terms of the priciest city in the country in the residential sector. Crain’s recently reported that San Francisco could soon also surge past Manhattan at the most expensive office market in the United States. Such growth is largely fuelled by the vast number of tech companies setting up shop in San Francisco. photo credit: Stuck in Customs via photopin cc Currently, San Francisco office rates are the fastest…
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    What Sam Saw Today

  • Confessions Of A Property Developer: The 10 Most Popular Articles Of 2014

    Sam
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:22 am
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all my readers!! 2014 has been another great year for What Sam Saw Today! I would like to thank all of my readers and followers who have taken the time to read my blog, post comments and email me.  Your contributions mean the world to me and I really appreciate all your support and feedback.  I’m also really grateful to those of you who read my property auction book and property investment rules.  And if you haven’t yet – there’s still time to order from Amazon! As the year draws to a close and Christmas inches ever nearer, this…
  • 5 Christmas Cracking Auction Properties You Will Want To Stuff Your Stocking With!

    Sam
    9 Dec 2014 | 10:19 pm
    Christmas may be around the corner, but that’s no excuse not to be in the property auction rooms.  December is a mammothly busy month – and a fabulous time of year to buy. Here’s my Festive Five: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. . .  St Mary’s Church, Old Compton Lane, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 8EG Guide price: £250,000 This Surrey church is as pretty as a snowflake on Christmas day.  St Mary’s Church, is believed to have been constructed in the late 19th century and was originally a Victorian school house later converted to a place of worship.  The building is of…
  • AAAARRRGGGHHH!!! This Is What It Is REALLY Like To Start A Start-Up

    Sam
    4 Dec 2014 | 9:30 pm
    OMG I swear to God I cannot believe how *intensely stressful* life has become. What I have had to learn about server configurations, GitLab and code repository management in the past few months has blown my brains.  Literally. And that’s just the icing.  I could turn you on with loads of other sexy stuff I bet you want to know about – such as Drupal nodes and Javascript bumpf, but I don’t think that’s the reason why you’re here. To be honest, it’s not actually the reason why I’m here either.  Or even the reason why I started this project.  I am…
  • How To Increase The Rent And Still Keep Good Tenants

    Sam
    2 Dec 2014 | 9:52 pm
    “I’m sorry, we need to talk about the rent” Was my opening line to the tenant. And I meant it. Having owned the property for several years, even I was shocked by the 25% increase in the rental market in the last year.  Which equates to a three-digit sum.  But then, this is London – where prices can and do skyrocket overnight. But businesses are not built overnight and good customer relationships take years to build. Which was why I was apologising for my call, and why – contrary to widely-held belief – I was not about to plunge into the recesses of my…
  • Why Garages Are The Hot New Property Development Kids On The Block

    Sam
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Long gone are the days when garages were where you parked your car.  Over-flowing full of stuff you probably didn’t even know you owned, London garages are a golden ticket for many vendors – and for some creative buyers – a lottery ticket to property development riches.  Forget about the streets being paved with gold – it’s driveways and garages which are the big winners nowadays! Garages for sale in London are big business.  The prices paid for these scraps of land and corrugated iron may be jaw dropping – but, for those in the know – garage…
 
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    Showing Suite

  • How NOT to Show a Home – Be a Realtor That Succeeds

    Brianna Collier
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:36 am
    To be a Realtor that your clients take seriously, you need to learn from others’ mistakes. Avoid these classic blunders when listing a home.  Selling using only traditional methods Passing out flyers is great, but you wont get very many people looking at your listing. Having a non-functional website Here’s how you can tell if your website isn’t functional: 1. When you click on a link it doesn’t take you to where you want to go. 2. You have outdated information. That’s great that you have a 3 listings available, not so great that its from 2009. 3. Your website…
  • A Real Estate Marketing “How To” for Social Media

    Brianna Collier
    10 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Real estate marketing on social media can be great for your business if you have a good strategy. With the huge increase in social media usage over the past 5 years, its in your best interest to do well on the popular media platforms.     1 in every 13 people on earth are on Facebook. 18-29 year olds hold 89% of social media usage. 30-49 year olds are a close second at 79% while 60% of 50-60 hold an active presence     5 tips for having a successful media presence for real estate professionals: Be Present and Consistent Post at least once a week, stay engaged in…
  • “Must Haves” for Real Estate Professionals – Top Real Estate Tools

    Brianna Collier
    4 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    It is almost 2015, time to start using all the great technology available to you! A good program needs to be time saving, reliable, secure, and helpful. There are thousands of apps and programs to choose from, so we’ve decided to do some of the work for you. We’ve highlighted a few helpful real estate tools to utilize in your day to day.  So how do you decide which tool to use? Not everything is going to work well with real estate. For one, your phone (if you have a smartphone) is going to be a huge tool for you. You can access email, social media, and  thousands of apps amid a…
  • New Features and Updates for Showing Suite Desktop Version

    admin
    3 Dec 2014 | 1:19 pm
    We have recently made some brand new updates to your Showing Suite desktop account! This latest round of updates improves upon the overall stability of your Showing Suite account, plus we’ve given the design and interface a bit of a face lift. See all new changes below: Bug fixes for stability and faster loading time across your account pages. The Showing Suite calendar has undergone a face lift to increase visibility and functionality for future showings, which includes a new look for daily, weekly, and monthly calendars. The key legend colors have also changed for calendars to make…
  • Cyber Monday Special – 60 Days Free & No Setup Fee for New Office Accounts

    admin
    30 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Now is your chance to try Showing Suite absolutely RISK FREE for 60 days. Don’t wait, this exclusive offer is valid THIS WEEK ONLY! Start enjoying all the benefits of Showing Suite TODAY and kick off 2015 with the best real estate tools to get your office more sales. We are so confident that your office is going to love Showing Suite, that we are also going to pay the setup fee ($199.95 value) for new office accounts. See a full demonstration of our software here:   Getting set up with Showing Suite is easy. Request a DocuSign agreement to get started today. To get started with…
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    edmontonrealestateinfo.com

  • The Five Minute Guide to Understanding Mortgage ‘Lingo’

    admin
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:18 pm
    For first-time homebuyers, applying for a mortgage can be a confusing and overwhelming experience, with many new terms and concepts to learn and understand. Even for previous homeowners, applying for a new mortgage when you've been out of the 'mortgage … Continue reading → The post The Five Minute Guide to Understanding Mortgage ‘Lingo’ appeared first on .
  • Neighbour’s Curb Appeal Can Help Or Hurt Your Home Sale

    admin
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:59 am
    You spruce up the inside and outside of your home, getting it ready for the market. The paint is fresh, the lawn manicured and flowers grace the walkway leading to your front door. But, even with all this, there is … Continue reading → The post Neighbour’s Curb Appeal Can Help Or Hurt Your Home Sale appeared first on .
  • Eighty Percent Of People Do This

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

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

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

  • Reverse Mortgage Rule of Thumb—Look before You Leap!

    Las Vegas Modern Homes
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:16 am
    Reverse Mortgage Rule of Thumb—Look before You Leap! You’re at home in Las Vegas, watching TV and trying to unwind, when all of a sudden here comes another baby boomer celebrity, looking into the camera, giving you his most sincere, trustworthy look, then assuring you that a “Reverse Mortgage” really isn’t too good to be […]
  • One Key Element that Distinguishes a True Las Vegas Luxury Home

    Las Vegas Modern Homes
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    One Key Element that Distinguishes a True Las Vegas Luxury Home When you are selling your Las Vegas luxury home, you are marketing to a narrow niche of the home-buying public. They’re high-end customers, certain to be very smart, business-savvy—and they will know their own mind. They will be hunting for value, of course, because […]
  • The Holidays: Once-a-Year Opportunity for Selling a Las Vegas Home

    Las Vegas Modern Homes
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:16 am
    The Holidays: Once-a-Year Opportunity for Selling a Las Vegas Home I’m always a little surprised that more people don’t take advantage of the holiday season to sell their Las Vegas home. The spring selling season may be the most popular, but there are a host of reasons why, for a home that is already market-ready, […]
  • Obvious (and Less Obvious) First House Buying Tips

    Las Vegas Modern Homes
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:12 am
    Vetting Your Las Vegas Buyer’s Agent Saves Time in the End “Hello there! I noticed you admiring this stunning open house. How would you like to sign with me as your Las Vegas buyer’s agent, and find your dream home?” The appropriate answer for this question depends on what leads up to it—first off, whether […]
  • Vetting Your Las Vegas Buyer’s Agent Saves Time in the End

    Las Vegas Modern Homes
    12 Dec 2014 | 8:35 am
    Vetting Your Las Vegas Buyer’s Agent Saves Time in the End “Hello there! I noticed you admiring this stunning open house. How would you like to sign with me as your Las Vegas buyer’s agent, and find your dream home?” The appropriate answer for this question depends on what leads up to it—first off, whether […]
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    SBA 504 Loan Blog

  • Construction 101: New Construction vs. Renovations

    Trey
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:52 am
    For some businesses, simply purchasing a commercial building and just moving in works alright. Others, however, may have specific requirements for the spaces they occupy. Maybe there’s custom equipment, or a certain layout that gives a competitive advantage. When business owners want to customize their commercial facilities, there are two basic options: building something new (ground-up construction) or renovate an existing property. There are pros and cons to both, and we’re good at both because every SBA 504 project we work on is different. Here’s Shannon to explain a bit:…
  • Commercial Finance Update – November 2014

    Trey
    14 Nov 2014 | 11:33 am
    Giving Thanks (and eating a bunch of food) Thank You. We say it all the time, and we mean it. We can’t do what we do without the help and good work of others. When real estate brokers, mortgage brokers, other lenders, and past clients refer new clients to us, we’re thankful. When a small business owner chooses us to finance one of the biggest purchases he or she will ever make, we’re thankful. When the other parties involved in our projects work hard to meet deadlines and track down documents and keep the ball rolling, we’re thankful. We get to work with some amazing…
  • We do a lot of construction loans…

    Trey
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:02 am
    We’ve seen something of a small business construction boom in terms of our loan production in the last few years. Because we have so many construction projects under our collective belt, we think maybe we can say that we’re small business construction loan experts. It’s a very subjective judgement on our part, but we would never say something like that without having some evidence to back it up. Shannon Marks, our President and COO, has graciously answered a few questions about Mercantile’s collective experience in construction financing. Take a look… Mercantile…
  • Commercial Finance Update: October 2014

    Trey
    10 Oct 2014 | 11:13 am
    Happy New Year! (In October?) The SBA’s fiscal year began on October 1st, so SBA lenders nationwide are working on their resolutions. Probably lots of the usual stuff: eat better, quit smoking, join a gym, do more loans, etc. We’re not big on new year’s resolutions, so we’ll just keep helping small business owners. Business as usual. We’ll probably take a break to do some Halloweening later this month, but that won’t deter us from providing the best commercial real estate financing experience for small business owners nationwide. Featured Project: Safe…
  • Apple Ruined Our Smartphone App *UPDATED*

    Trey
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Every time Apple releases an iOS update, we have to scramble to fix whatever problems it causes with our iPhone app. Sometimes the problems are minimal, but sometimes the app is rendered unusable. The process is compounded because we didn’t develop the app in-house and we don’t have any mobile developer types on staff who can troubleshoot and fix even minor issues. In case you hadn’t heard, Apple’s recent release of iOS 8 has gone poorly so far. The initial rollout was a little buggy, so Apple released an update (8.0.1) on Wednesday. Users immediately complained that…
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    ForSaleByOwner.com: Blog

  • 2015 Mortgage Rate Forecast: Fasten Your Seat Belts!

    16 Dec 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Whether you plan on buying or selling a home in the coming year, insight from an expert on where mortgage rates are heading can help you prepare for success in 2015. Gina Pogol, Senior Marketing Manager for LendingTree forecasts what the New Year has in store for the mortgage industry.Predicting mortgage rates is a challenge in both the short term and the long term. In fact, mortgage rates change continually, just like the prices of stocks and bonds, all day long. Like stocks, they can be affected in a heartbeat by events far away, like a developing conflict in Ukraine or an earthquake in…
  • 5 Key Questions Home Buyers Forget to Ask

    11 Dec 2014 | 8:02 am
    There’s more to a home than the specs and listing details. Whether you work with an agent or talk directly to the owner, knowing the answers to these questions before you make an offer will help you evaluate properties and get to closing faster.1. "What are the neighbors like?"Are your neighbors friendly? Are they mostly retired? Are they young with a love of partying late into the night? Knowing if you're joining a tight-knit community of people in the same stage of life as you or if your neighbors are solitary members of a different generation is just one important step in evaluating your…
  • 5 Most Popular Homes for Sale By Owner in November

    4 Dec 2014 | 10:10 am
    Our most popular homes this month come from the backbone of the United States. From Montana to Louisiana, these FSBO sellers made sure to keep their listings fresh with updates to their photos and property description.1. 236 Sycamore St, Raceland, LA 70934Price: $228,000Highlights: Our most popular home in November is a beautiful 3-bedroom, 2-bathrooom home located 45 miles Southwest of New Orleans in the Sugarland subdivision of Raceland, Louisiana. The 1,840 square foot house features a playroom, study, a kitchen with gorgeous granite counters and plenty of attic space.2. 220 S Rhode…
  • Southern Florida’s Red-Hot Real Estate Market

    3 Dec 2014 | 12:51 pm
    This Florida estate is ready to sellWhat's causing the red-hot real estate market in Southern Florida? Octavio Nuiry, an expert real estate investor, reveals why homes for sale in Florida are the next best investment.Demand for residential properties in Southern Florida continues to surge, fueled by strong demand from both domestic and foreign homebuyers. Nowhere is the flood of foreign cash more evident than Miami-Dade County, where rising prices and a new wave of international money has developers scrambling to meet the increased foreign demand.The state itself is the top target for…
  • 4 Ways to Sell Your Home During the Holidays

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:45 am
    Make your home a winter wonderland like thishome for sale in Roundup, MontanaThere was a time when having a home on the market during the holidays was unthinkable. With buyers preoccupied by cooking, shopping and traveling, conventional wisdom said that house hunters would never have the time to search listings and visit open houses. Today’s buyers, however, can search for homes while making Thanksgiving dinner, on a plane back home or as they shop for gifts. In fact, new studies are showing that homes listed during the holidays are more likely to sell, sell closer to the asking price and…
 
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    CREOutsider

  • CRE Humor

    Chris Clark
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:49 am
    For my holiday post, I thought I’d share some of my favorite examples of real estate humor from around the web.  I’ll be off for two weeks and back posting next year. Enjoy the holidays, hope the new year starts out great and many thanks for reading. CRE Blogger Humor Most CRE bloggers are fairly […]
  • More Apps for Agents

    Chris Clark
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:43 am
    CRE.buzz If you’ve ever been to the CRE subreddit on Reddit, you have to have been disappointed. Maybe you’ll find something useful between the pitches for investment property in Malaysia and ads for Property Dealers in Faridabad but not likely. So take a look at CRE.buzz, where creator Duke Long’s aim is to curate news […]
  • CRE Data: My Place or Yours?

    Chris Clark
    3 Dec 2014 | 5:55 am
    Almost a decade ago a CRE tech panel was discussing client portals which, at the time, were the “must have” app for cutting edge brokerages. So they were clunky and no one really liked or used them. The important thing was that CRE owned them. As one of the panelists warned, if the industry doesn’t […]
  • Qualified Leads for CRE (Finally!)

    Chris Clark
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:51 am
    For over a decade, online lead generation for real estate has revolved around the listing aggregation site model. Prospects search and you get a flood of prospects requesting more information. But the problem with those prospects is that they’re not qualified. They could be just “looking.” Or they’re interested but by the time you find […]
  • CRE Online Marketing Takes a Turn

    Chris Clark
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:03 am
    During a presentation on how to choose blog topics the speaker, a social media expert, asked a group of CRE agents and marketing staff to define the target user.  The COO spoke first – “everyone and everybody!”. Flummoxed, the expert said you can’t market to everyone the same way. Then the marketing people chimed in, […]
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    Underwritings Blog

  • Save Money and Energy this Winter by Plugging Your Drafts

    Courtney Watson
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:21 am
    Not all home improvement projects are created equal. While remodeling the kitchen or putting down new carpet may pay off when you sell the house, the immediate benefits to you are usually just cosmetic. If you’re looking for a less flashy project that can actually save you cash immediately, consider first fixing your drafts. Air leaks can account for as much as 20-30% of your energy bills—and not just in the winter. If you live in a part of the country that requires air-conditioning, than you may also be paying for something you’re not getting. Step one? Evaluate your situation. If you…
  • Current Mortgage Rates for Thursday, December 18, 2014

    Michael Kraus
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:53 am
    Yesterday afternoon mortgage backed securities got taken behind the woodshed.  The sell-off continues today, putting additional upward pressure on mortgage rates.  Things got real volatile after the Fed Statement came out at 2, and then the volatility continued during Janet Yellen’s press conference.  It was really around that time that things turned into a rout.  Mortgage rates are now at the highest point in about two weeks or so. Today’s Economic Data: There are a bunch of economic reports today, but only weekly jobless claims will come out before I publish this piece (and…
  • Should You Refinance with Your Current Lender?

    Jim McNiff
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:56 am
    Refinancing a mortgage is essentially getting a new home loan to replace an existing one. Some people apply for new financing to lower their interest rate, change their mortgage terms, remove a name from a mortgage or tap their equity. However, after you decide to refinance, the next step is choosing a lender. Just about every bank offers mortgage refinancing, and many lenders will vie for your business. You can apply with any bank or mortgage broker, but there are good reasons to refinance with your existing lender. Potentially receive a better mortgage rate Mortgage lending is a…
  • Current Mortgage Rates for Wednesday, November 17, 2014

    Michael Kraus
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:41 am
    Mortgage rates improved somewhat yesterday when mortgage backed securities rallied.  Yesterday’s domestic economic data was fairly mixed, and the price action was likely due to events overseas – specifically the drop in oil prices and the subsequent turmoil in Russia.  This morning MBs opened the day in the red, but we have risen from the lows of the day.  The focus today is going to be squarely on the Fed meeting and the subsequent press conference.  Things could get volatile.  If you have a mortgage in process but have yet to lock the rate, you should be aware that things…
  • What to Do If Your House Isn’t Selling

    Jennifer Esposito
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:59 am
    So you haven’t had a showing in weeks and you’ve forgotten what your realtor looks like and you may or may not have started to wonder if you’ll be moving after all. You’re not alone. With the housing market recovering so unevenly, many sellers are finding that they’re not able to move on as quickly as they’d like. That being said, if your home has been sitting on the market for months, it’s probably time to reevaluate your strategy. Before you do something drastic, try giving these 5 tips a chance. 1. De-clutter and read up on home staging. Many sellers assume buyers won’t…
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    We Love Louisville

  • Louisville Real Estate at 16302 Draw Rein Ct Louisville, KY 40245

    Bob
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:24 pm
    16302 Draw Rein Ct Louisville, KY 40245 This well kept brick home is perfect for the person/family who values their free time. It has a low maintenance exterior and the mowing is taken care of through the development for a … Read more »If you liked Louisville Real Estate at 16302 Draw Rein Ct Louisville, KY 40245, then you may also want to view more homes for sale in Louisville, KY. Related Louisville Real Estate: Louisville Real Estate -13610 Pinnacle Gardens Cir Louisville, KY 40245 Louisville Real Estate at 15501 Beckley Crossing Dr Louisville, KY 40245 Louisville Real Estate…
  • Louisville Real Estate at 6807 Brighton Springs Ln Louisville, KY 40291

    Bob
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:05 pm
    6807 Brighton Springs Ln Louisville, KY 40291 Updated, Open and Spacious! This custom brick ranch with a finished walkout basement is ready for you right now! The home has just had new Granite countertops added to the kitchen, it’s been … Read more »If you liked Louisville Real Estate at 6807 Brighton Springs Ln Louisville, KY 40291, then you may also want to view more homes for sale in Louisville, KY. Related Louisville Real Estate: Louisville Real Estate -7911 Westover Dr, Prospect, KY 40059 Louisville Area Real Estate at 2434 Broadmeade Rd Seneca Gardens, KY 40205…
  • Louisville Real Estate at 3802 Glenwillow Way Louisville, KY 40299

    Bob
    14 Dec 2014 | 2:24 pm
    3802 Glenwillow Way Louisville, KY 40299 Updated, Open, Spacious and ready for you right now! This adorable and roomy ranch has refinished hardwood floors throughout the house (two of the bedrooms have new carpet but the wood floors below are … Read more »If you liked Louisville Real Estate at 3802 Glenwillow Way Louisville, KY 40299, then you may also want to view more homes for sale in Louisville, KY. Related Louisville Real Estate: Louisville Real Estate – 3802 Falcon Crest Dr Louisville, KY 40219 Louisville Real Estate at 15501 Beckley Crossing Dr Louisville, KY 40245…
  • Louisville Real Estate at 1018 Greenleaf Rd Louisville, KY 40213

    Bob
    14 Dec 2014 | 2:06 pm
    1018 Greenleaf Rd Louisville, KY 40213 Our seller has found love and needs to sell! This traditional Cape Cod home in the North Audubon neighborhood has lots of upgrades and a master bedroom suite addition on the 1st floor. This … Read more »If you liked Louisville Real Estate at 1018 Greenleaf Rd Louisville, KY 40213, then you may also want to view more homes for sale in Louisville, KY. Related Louisville Real Estate: Louisville Real Estate – 10514 Harrogate Ct Louisville, KY 40229 Louisville Real Estate – 12709 Ledges Dr Louisville, KY 40243 Louisville Real Estate…
  • Louisville Real Estate at 4615 Beaver Rd Louisville, KY 40207

    Bob
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:13 pm
    If you liked Louisville Real Estate at 4615 Beaver Rd Louisville, KY 40207, then you may also want to view more homes for sale in Louisville, KY. Related Louisville Real Estate: Louisville Real Estate -7911 Westover Dr, Prospect, KY 40059 Louisville Area Real Estate – 1 Riverpoint Plaza Jeffersonville, IN 47130 Louisville Area Real Estate – 12202 Covered Bridge Rd Sellersburg, IN 47172
 
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    Atlanta Real Estate Forum

  • Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio: Alliance Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol”

    Courtney Rogers
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:01 pm
    David de Vries, the actor playing Ebenezer Scrooge in the Alliance Theatre’s production of “A Christmas Carol,” is today’s Around Atlanta guest on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio! This production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” marks the 25th year the theatre has produced this show, and the first year de Vries will have the [...]
  • Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio: Stonecrest Homes’ Buyer Incentive

    Courtney Rogers
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Don’t blink, or you might miss out on the current Deal of the Week on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio! Offered by Stonecrest Homes at the fabulous The Springs at Sterling on the Lake community in Flowery Branch, buyers can enjoy a $10,000 incentive on the three remaining inventory homes. This fantastic incentive can be [...]
  • Brock Built’s Community of the Year Featured on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio

    Courtney Rogers
    12 Dec 2014 | 11:16 am
    Brock Built’s Community of the Year, DuPont Commons, is featured on today’s All About Real Estate segment on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio. Named the Master Plan Community of the Year at the 34th Annual OBIE Awards, which are presented by the Greater Atlanta Home Builder Association’s Sales and Marketing Council, DuPont Commons is a [...]
  • Callaway Gardens’ Fantasy in Lights on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio

    Courtney Rogers
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Callaway Garden’s Fantasy in Lights is ringing in the holiday season as the featured attraction on today’s Around Atlanta segment of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio. Rachel Crumbley, director of marketing and public relations for Callaway Gardens, shares information on the gardens, the Christmas events and why the attraction is a great place for people [...]
  • Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio: Traton Homes Offering Buyer’s Incentive at McClure Farms

    Courtney Rogers
    10 Dec 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Traton Homes is offering the current Deal of the Week on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio at its McClure Farms community in Acworth. From now through the end of the year, home buyers can take advantage of $5,000 in closing costs when they use Traton Homes’ approved lender. Featuring stunning single-family homes priced from the high [...]
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    My Moving Reviews

  • Everything You Need To Know When Moving Off-Campus

    Joshua Green
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Moving off-campus can be a truly liberating experience! Living off-campus – a genuine opportunity or a real challenge? For those of you willing to give it a try, we have prepared the following complete moving off-campus guide. The benefits of moving off campus are plenty and you are probably very excited about the upcoming change. And you should be! But before you plunge headfirst into these unknown waters, make sure that you move off-campus for the right reasons and that you know how to swim. What You Must Know Before Moving Off-Campus The decision to exchange the routine, familiar and…
  • How To Prevent Identity Theft When Moving: Plan Your Identity-Saving Strategy

    Jessica Ryan
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:08 am
    Ever heard of a digital thief? If someone managed to log into your Facebook account and uploaded an inappropriate photo or posted an outrageous comment, you would be mad, right? Or if a spammer hacked your email and started sending ads to all your contacts, it would certainly cost you a lot of nerves and headaches. Just imagine the grave consequences of an identity thief getting hold of your passwords, credit card numbers and so on. Identity theft (the stealing of personal information) is a serious crime which is very likely to take place during a relocation period. People, stressed by the…
  • Moving With A Child Out Of State: Complete Practical Guide With Tips

    Joshua Green
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Newton’s first law states that an object that is at rest will stay at rest unless an external force acts upon it. Boy, was he right! Everybody knows, either from personal experience or through rumors, that moving is not a particularly fun experience. In fact, if badly organized and poorly executed, it could even turn into a stress-loaded ordeal for everyone in the family. Besides the time-consuming and arduous packing of all the household stuff that’s been accumulated as a result of years of living in one place, there are also the endless moving tasks that you need to get crossed out in…
  • How Moving House Affects Children

    Jessica Ryan
    8 Dec 2014 | 6:45 am
    When your small kids jump around asking “Is it time to move to our new house yet?” and impatiently gather their favorite toys to make sure you will not forget to take them – then you are likely to be infected with their enthusiasm, as well. The stress of the upcoming move becomes tolerable and you get more and more excited with every passing day. On the other hand, if your children resist the idea of moving, start complaining and get sad because of the inevitable changes that the unfamiliar living space will bring to their lives, your mood will dampen quickly, too. Fear of the unknown…
  • Moving In A Hurry? These Quick Moving Tips Just Work

    Joshua Green
    4 Dec 2014 | 8:00 pm
    If you’re moving out in a hurry, there’s only one way to survive the last minute move – impeccable organization and efficient packing. After all, your money, time and nerves will be at stake during the short period you have until the moving truck parks in front of your house or apartment. And when the three moving factors above are combined and put to the test, another one usually finds its way to join the party – Mr. Moving Stress. But don’t worry too much – we’ve prepared the following quick moving tips so that you can get completely ready for the big day fast and with…
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    agentright articles | agentright News | and property related articles for the agentright.com website

  • Discover more about living in Farnham

    admin
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:49 am
    Are you on the hunt for property in Surrey? Discover more about living in Farnham, a pretty Georgian market town set in the lush English countryside, with this infographic from Romans Estate Agents Learn more about the schools, the famous people who grew up in the area and the transport links to London with this […] agentright articles | agentright News | and property related articles for the agentright.com website
  • Adding Value To Your Family Home

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

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

    Heather Roberts
    8 Aug 2014 | 2:08 am
    Moving and Selling: How to Get the Best from Your Home Preparing the interior of your home is just as important as the exterior, especially if you want to do a sale before moving out to a new home. There are a few things you can do to make it happen, but mostly you need […] agentright articles | agentright News | and property related articles for the agentright.com website
  • Finding a New Home Aboard: International Removal Tips

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

  • What’s So Good About Miami Today?

    Loxley McKenzie
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    The allure of Miami has brought the city to the attention of the world’s property investors. It has always been a favourite holiday and investment destination for wealthy South Americans from Brazil and Venezuela and, more recently, retiring American baby boomers. This non-stop influx of tourists, investors and businesses keep employment high in the city and this helps drive the local economy. Employment prospects have improved considerably and unemployment has been on a downward trend since 2011. What drives the property market in Miami is foreign investment. Foreign investment is…
  • Property, Money And Miami

    Loxley McKenzie
    9 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Miami’s property market has seen prices rise so fast, all kinds of real estate records have been broken. The following table sourced from Zillow shows what has happened to the average value of property across the whole of Miami Dade County since January 2011. This chart also shows you the prediction for prices in 2015 when Zillow expects average house prices in Miami to reach $228,000. This would be a $21,000 rise in the value of property in 12 months. “Property prices have been rising for 37 consecutive months since 2011” All this is a giant leap from where the market began to take off…
  • Everything You Need To Know About The New London Crossrail

    Artur Vogt
    4 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Apart from world’s first Underground railway opened in 1863, London has many other rail networks used by millions of commuters every day, including London Overground, District Light Railway (DLR), National Rail and Tram service. Even all these, however, are not enough to accommodate the increasing number of passengers, especially those on London Underground trains. Because the tube system is so old, there is very limited space for improvement in terms of capacity. Crossrail is a new railway line providing high-frequency passenger service across Greater London. The construction of this…
  • Miami Properties – Capital Growth And Rental Market

    Loxley McKenzie
    2 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Consistent, High Growth On Investment You will be paying a lot less for an apartment than in most other mature property markets with plenty of room for capital growth and tenants waiting to put cash back in your pocket. The biggest rises this year have been seen in the prices of 2 and 3 bedroom properties, according to real estate agents Trulia. 2 bed properties have seen an increase of 17% in the 12 months since 2013. Miami’s Rental Market Miami continues to be a solid investment for the property investor looking for excellent long term growth prospects. Miami like Chicago and New York,…
  • Free Property Investment Guides

    Loxley McKenzie
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    There are plenty of investment opportunities for international buyers out there. In case of every market, whether emerging or mature, there are things that can go wrong… If you’re stuck in the research stage, undecided where to make your purchase, have a look at our free investment guides! Whether it’s Florida, Brazil or United Kingdom, you’ll get a good insights and recommendations that will help you make up your mind. Our guides are free to download, no need to sign up – click here now!   The post Free Property Investment Guides appeared first on…
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    Sydney Server Real Estate

  • Owning still trumps renting in overall wealth

    Florida Realtors® News
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:34 am
    NEW YORK – Dec. 18, 2014 – The recent housing crisis has prompted questions over whether homeownership is still a viable way toward greater wealth in this country. Confidence in homeownership was shaken during the recent recession, and many Americans became renters as the number of renters rose nearly 25 percent since the housing crisis. The homeownership rate, in turn, has fallen from a peak of nearly 70 percent in 2004 to a two-decade low of 64.3 percent recently. Still, researchers continue to find evidence that homeownership contributes to individual wealth. One example: The Center…
  • Short sale tax break heads to Obama

    Florida Realtors® News
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:11 am
    Other tax extensions In addition to the short sale tax break, the passed bill also extends tax discounts for certain types of renewable energy, and a faster business tax write off for large capital expenditures. Since Florida doesn’t have an income tax, residents will also still be able to deduct sales taxes on their 2014 taxes. WASHINGTON – Dec. 17, 2014 – Financially strapped homeowners who sold their home this year in a short sale or received a loan modification that include a principal reduction appear likely to benefit from the same tax break that helped similarly distressed…
  • Mortgage fraud: Fla. still No. 1 but things improved

    Florida Realtors® News
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:53 am
    ATLANTA – Dec. 17, 2014 – In the latest LexisNexis Risk Solutions analysis, the company found that U.S. fraud in 2013 grew in a year-to-year comparison. “In fact, mortgage application fraud and misrepresentation has grown for the past three years,” according to LexisNexis. Overall, 74 percent of 2013 loans reported some kind of fraud or misrepresentation on the application, compared to 69 percent in 2012 and 61 percent in 2011. The report creates an index number in order to compare states, with anything 100 or over considered problematic. Overall, Florida ranked first for…
  • Fort Lauderdale mortgage modification firm penalized

    Florida Realtors® News
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:13 am
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dec. 17, 2014 – A Florida-based scammer will be banned from the mortgage modification business as part of a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settlement. According to the FTC, the company tricked financially strapped consumers into paying for mortgage-relief services that it never provided. “This case highlights the depths to which scammers will sink to defraud struggling homeowners, and our resolve to hold them accountable,” says Jessica Rich, director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection. According to the FTC complaint, Jonathan Herbert and his Fort…
  • Fla. institutional investors could turn 29% profit

    Florida Realtors® News
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:15 am
    MIAMI – Dec. 16, 2014 – During the down real estate market, institutional investors – funds that purchased 10 or more single-family homes per year – bought 33,651 Florida property, according to a study by RealtyTrac. With little profit in quickly flipping those homes, these investors used a different business model: They rented the homes, many times to people who had a foreclosure, with an eye toward selling the properties once home values rose. The key real estate question now is: When will they sell? RealtyTrac’s study suggests that some institutional investors could consider…
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    Calgary Real Estate Blog

  • Calgary Real Estate Housing Statistics November 2014

    Crystal Tost
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:14 am
    Welcome to the November 2014 edition of housing statistics showcasing the Calgary real estate market. I have embedded a PDF at the end of this article which is also packed with information, graphs and statistics to peruse and enjoy. Calgary has the strongest economy in the country with impressive job growth which makes it a hotspot for people to move to for a great quality of life and vast opportunities. Calgary real estate listings are outpacing sales. With more properties available to purchase, along with it come better prices. Calgary apartments (condominiums) and townhouse sectors have…
  • Rent To Own Calgary Real Estate Advice

    Crystal Tost
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:10 am
    Rent to own in the Calgary real estate market can be a precarious situation. Protect yourself and your investment by reading below before partaking into a rent to own situation. Follow my tips on avoiding a rent to own scams in the Calgary housing market. Avoid scams in Calgary real estate pertaining to rent to own by hiring professional help such as a lawyer and appraiser. Houses for sale in Calgary and abroad require a minimum of 5% of the total price as a down payment. Calgary houses for sale in a rent to own situation does not usually benefit a buyer if they are not properly prepared. At…
  • Fun Things to Do In Calgary: Millarville Christmas Market

    Crystal Tost
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Whether you’re a resident or looking to own piece of Calgary real estate, you may wonder what are some fun things to do in Calgary. As a top rated Calgary real estate agent, I’m on the pulse of what fun there is to be had locally or nearby. Christmas markets are a refreshing change from the regular shopping malls’ holiday shopping craze. One of those markets though not in Calgary, is just under an hour away. That market is the Millarville Christmas Market in Millarville, Alberta, Canada. Like all Canadian towns, the Millarville Christmas Market is a big draw for the locals…
  • Home Warranty Benefits

    Crystal Tost
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Home warranties can prevent you from investing extra money in repairs. With the help of a home warranty, you can take comfort in knowing defective materials and labor will be covered for a period of time. While most people don’t purchase a home expecting to experience problems, the reality is that plans do not always turn out perfectly. Home Buyer Protection Act As of 2014 every new home built in Alberta will be protected under warranty. Alberta’s New Home Buyer Protection Act supports even higher quality standards ensuring your new home stands the test of time. Homes covered…
  • Calgary Real Estate and Chinese Superstitions

    Crystal Tost
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:45 am
    In order to maximize the sales opportunities for your home in our diverse community, you may wish to consider Chinese superstitions for buying Calgary Real Estate, such as a house. The Chinese are the second largest minority group in Calgary - they make up about 6% of the population here! Chinese culture is prevalent with beliefs and customs; in today’s world of globalization, Calgary continues to gain traffic from this region. Chinese superstitions range from keeping turtles out of captivity to purchasing a home with the number “8” in the address for good luck. While some…
 
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    Isle Of Man Property For Sale

  • 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
  • Nearby Dalby Lagg From The Air

    Simon Costain
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:44 am
    Dalby Lagg (hollow) and Traie Vane (the white beach) from the airhttps://plus.google.com/113761086245153233413?rel=author
  • Isle of Man Property Sales

    Simon Costain
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:10 am
    Eastern Land and Cattle Company Limited, whose registered office is at Ballakilleyclieu Farm, Barragarrow, Kirk Michael, bought Ballaquine House, Braddan, for £1,501,000. via Isle of Man Today - Property Lettings Feed http://ift.tt/1uVaMYA
  • Isle of Man Property Sales

    Simon Costain
    13 Nov 2014 | 2:12 am
    Lynsey Dryhurst Smith and Toby Nicholas Smith, of 3 Raven’s Wharf, Douglas, bought 127 Cronk Liauyr, Tromode, Douglas, for £607,500. via Isle of Man Today - Property Lettings Feed http://ift.tt/1xvqN7p
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    Frederick Real Estate Online

  • Eastchurch Development in Frederick Md

    Karen Highland
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Eastchurch New Home Development in Frederick The construction is underway at Eastchurch, a new residential development in Frederick Maryland. The new neighborhood is located on East Church Street, just 4 blocks from downtown Frederick, on the corner of East Church and Holden, the main street of the neighborhood. Eastchurch Development in Frederick Md is on the historic Brengle Farmstead. The community will have roughly 400 homes, a clubhouse and a pool. The historic Brengle farmhouse is being restored, to serve as the clubhouse, which will be surrounded by a community lawn. There will be…
  • Frederick County Real Estate Market Snapshot November 2014

    Karen Highland
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:20 am
    Frederick County Real Estate Market Snapshot November 2014 provided by the Highland Group The real estate market in Frederick continues with a steady demand in November. Here is a snapshot of Frederick County real estate statistics: Frederick Real Estate Trends for November 2014 Real Estate Statistics in Frederick Md Average Home Sales Price:  $287,700: up 1% from last November. Average Single-Family Sales Price:  $331,300 Average Attached Home Sales Price:  $212,900 Median Home Sales Price:   $256,500: up 1% since last November. Average Days on Market (DOM): 73 days, higher…
  • Best Real Estate Articles of the Week – Dec. 13, 2014 – More Predictions

    Karen Highland
    13 Dec 2014 | 5:42 am
    Best of the Week More Prognostications for 2015, and some good news for home buyers this week. Good News for First Time Home Buyers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been hinting at lowering the minimum down payment requirements for some loan products. This Chicago Tribune article details the Monday announcement, Freddie and Fannie unveil the terms for down payments as low as 3% for first-time buyers. September this year marked the lowest number of first-time buyers in 19 years. Hopes are high that this will make it easier for first-time buyers to purchase a home. And again, the Los Angeles…
  • Going Greener in the Home

    Karen Highland
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Going Greener in the Home Part 2 3. All over the House: [Continued from Going Green in the Home] a.  Washer and Dryer:  Energy-efficient washers have multiple options in water levels and temperatures.  Front loaders use the least water and electricity.  Energy Star washing machines can save over $550 in energy and water costs over the appliance’s lifetime. The best energy-efficiency feature on a dryer is a moisture sensor that shuts off the machine when the clothes are dry. b. Windows:  Replacing windows is one of the most expensive home improvements, but with today’s many options,…
  • 3803 Pippins Place, Point of Rocks MD 21777

    Karen Highland
    10 Dec 2014 | 11:27 am
    Single-Family Home for Sale in Point of Rocks Md 3803 Pippins Place, Point of Rocks MD 21777, is for sale. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath Cape Cod single-family has loads of upgrades and high-end features. It’s located on nearly 1/3 acre in an excellent commuter location. This home is beautiful! The kitchen is entirely new in 2014, with stainless steel appliances, including a side-by-side refrigerator. Beautifully designed high-end soft close cabinets and drawers, a range/convection oven and microwave. The granite counters and glass-tile backsplash add to the designer look. Any cook would…
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    Blog

  • Office Demand Surges for Certain Sectors

    Jonas222
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:34 am
    The finance, insurance, and real estate industries are large consumers of office space, and as National Real Estate Investor reports here, that demand is surging. In his article, “Demand for Office Space Heats Up as FIRE Sectors Recover,” Robert Carr writes, “office market experts hope that the sectors, collectively referred to as FIRE, will now join with the tech and energy industries to heat up office demand in primary cities in 2015.”   read more
  • Multifamily: Baby Boomers Vs. Millennials

    Jonas222
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:47 am
    For those of us who considered the kitchen to be the busiest place in the house, the theory isn’t ringing true for millennials when it comes to many modern apartments. Multi Housing News reports in “Apartment Trends to Watch in 2015” that micro kitchens are a trend you’ll see popular in the New Year. read more
  • The Resurgence of Condo Investments

    Jonas222
    8 Dec 2014 | 7:19 am
    There is some heavy duty activity taking place in the condo market, and it’s not just the development of ultra luxe high rises that’s getting all of the development attention. In “Condo Comeback?” published in Multi-Housing News, writer Joe Bousquin explains the reasons why condominiums are once again a popular residential choice over single-family homes, and why so many are considering purchasing one as an investment.      read more
  • Investors Seek Resort Plays

    Jonas222
    5 Dec 2014 | 8:14 am
    What corporate professional doesn’t like to travel in style? While the resort industry took a beating from around 2009 through 2013, the picture is most certainly different today. According to the Bloomberg article by Nadja Brandt, “Corporate Travel at Record Lures Investors to Resorts,” there are plenty of transactions changing hands for resort properties. read more
  • Millennials: Buy vs Rent

    Jonas222
    3 Dec 2014 | 7:56 am
    While millennials remain one of the largest multifamily populations today, there is a growing percentage who would actually prefer to own a home rather than rent an apartment. The thing standing in their way is finding a home they can actually afford, according to “Young Homebuyers Lack Funds, Not Interest,” published at GlobeSt.com. read more
 
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    Karri Flatla

  • Lethbridge Real Estate Market Update November 2014

    Karri Flatla
    10 Dec 2014 | 1:58 pm
    City of Lethbridge – Single Family Homes November 2014: Sales to active listings ratio: 15% (71/487) For same month last year: 16% (84/510) Average sale price: $300,130 For same month last year: $274,774 PENDING sales as of this post date: 23 November 2014, Year-to-Date: Total number of sales: 1203 For same period last year: 1158 Average sale price: $294,899   For same period […]
  • The Renovation That Will Get Your Lethbridge House Sold (Video)

    Karri Flatla
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:08 pm
    The renovation craze has taken Canadian homeowners by the throat and wrung many millions of dollars out of their bank accounts in recent years. Yet how many homeowners are profiting from this “investment” in their primary residences? And since money is cheap, thanks to record-low interest rates, it has never been easier for Canadians to borrow […]
  • Lethbridge Real Estate Market Update: October 2014

    Karri Flatla
    13 Nov 2014 | 2:52 pm
    City of Lethbridge – Single Family Homes October 2014: Sales to active listings ratio: 23% (119/526) For same month last year: 15% (88/577) Average sale price: $286,984 For same month last year: $286,212 PENDING sales as of this post date: 25 October 2014, Year-to-Date: Total number of sales: 1132 For same period last year: 1074 Average sale price: $294,571   For same period […]
  • Millennials Don’t Want to ‘Kick it Old School’ With Their Real Estate

    Karri Flatla
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:50 am
    If a real estate agent couldn’t drive a car, we would say that he can’t be a real estate agent. Driving a car is considered that critical to what we do. But what of our comfort level with other types of technology besides driving? We take our transportation for granted because it’s adapted right along with […]
  • Lethbridge Real Estate Market Update: September 2014

    Karri Flatla
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:54 am
    City of Lethbridge – Single Family Homes September 2014: Sales to active listings ratio: 16% (97/588) For same month last year: 16% (100/613) Average sale price: $299,619 For same month last year: $282,682 PENDING sales as of this post date: 33 September 2014, Year-to-Date: Total number of sales: 1013 For same period last year: 986 Average sale price: $295,462   For same […]
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    IXACTContact Blog

  • [VIDEO] The Secret to Real Estate Sales Success

    Candace Green
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    “Success is never an accident.” Powerful words from one of the most widely admired real estate coaches in North America. IXACT Contact partner Richard Robbins is an author, business mentor and a sought-after expert in the fields of personal and professional performance. In this video, he describes the factor that differentiates successful, top producing agents. Richard describes the idea of the “Great Mystery.” Why some agents can absorb valuable advice, recognize it as valid and useful, and then walk away and never think about it again.… Read the rest
  • IXACT Contact Announces Relationship with Tarbell, Realtors

    Candace Green
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Tarbell, Realtors selects IXACT Contact CRM to help REALTORS® stay organized, keep in touch and drive more leads.     IXACT Contact is pleased to announce an exciting new corporate partnership with Tarbell, Realtors.  Tarbell is Southern California’s largest family-owned real estate company and boasts a rich history of nearly 90 years of service to America’s dream of home ownership. Tarbell, Realtor’s executive team believes that success in real estate sales largely depends on keeping in touch with past clients, staying top of mind with prospects, and being well…
  • 10 Ways to Build Client Loyalty

    Candace Green
    11 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    You know that the loyalty of your clients can be the factor that determines what kind of year you have in real estate sales. But do you know how much of a difference loyal real estate clients make to your business? Consider this; a 5% increase in your customer retention can increase your profitability by 75% (Bain and Co). In spite of the astounding value in retaining clients, many REALTORS® struggle with gaining loyalty that translates into repeat business. The foundation of building loyalty with your real estate clients is in offering them value. … Read the rest
  • The Ultimate REALTOR® Checklist to Getting More Done

    Candace Green
    9 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Does this sound like your typical day as a real estate agent who is short on time? The average working person gets one interruption every eight minutes, or 50-60 per day. If each interruption takes five minutes, that totals about four hours or 50% of the average workday (Dr. Donald E. Wetmore).  No wonder it’s challenging to manage your time effectively and complete your tasks with all the interruptions you face as a busy realtor. A little bit of planning can save you a lot of time in the long run so we’ve compiled a checklist for realtors to get more done on a daily basis. … Read…
  • What’s the Best Way to Generate Real Estate Leads?

    Candace Green
    4 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    It’s likely the foremost question on every real estate agent’s mind… what is the best way to generate more leads and make more sales? IXACT Contact partner and real estate coach Richard Robbins tackles the question with his expert insight. Richard writes: I’ve been asked more times than I can count over the years what the “secret” is to real estate success. And while there are a lot of ingredients in the recipe, I can tell you that there’s one that surpasses all the others:  generating a consistent supply of good quality leads.… Read the rest
 
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    Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088

  • What is my Warner Robins GA Home Worth in November 2014

    Anita Clark Realtor
    12 Dec 2014 | 10:49 am
    What is my Warner Robins GA Home Worth in November 2014 Middle GA sellers who have been asking “What is my Warner Robins GA home worth in November 2014?” are in for a treat as the answer to that question and others awaits in this months market report. This buyers real estate market (8+ months […] The post What is my Warner Robins GA Home Worth in November 2014 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • What is my Perry GA Home Worth in November 2014

    Anita Clark Realtor
    12 Dec 2014 | 10:22 am
    What is my Perry GA Home Worth in November 2014 If you are a potential home seller in Perry GA, you should be asking the question “What is my Perry GA home worth in November 2014″? Rest assured, this blog will show you what has been happening in this balanced market and determine if it […] The post What is my Perry GA Home Worth in November 2014 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • What is my Kathleen GA Home Worth in November 2014

    Anita Clark Realtor
    12 Dec 2014 | 8:56 am
    What is my Kathleen GA Home Worth in November 2014 There are lots of consumers who are out looking for homes in middle GA as well as many potential sellers who are wondering “what is my Kathleen GA home worth in November 2014?”. It is a great question and diving under the hood to answer […] The post What is my Kathleen GA Home Worth in November 2014 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • What is my Centerville GA Home Worth in November 2014

    Anita Clark Realtor
    12 Dec 2014 | 7:52 am
    What is my Centerville GA Home Worth in November 2014 If you have been wondering “What is my Centerville GA home worth in November 2014?” then you have come to the right place. If you also want to know if it is a good time for buyers and investors to jump into the Centerville real […] The post What is my Centerville GA Home Worth in November 2014 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • What is my Byron GA Home Worth in November 2014

    Anita Clark Realtor
    12 Dec 2014 | 7:29 am
    What is my Byron GA Home Worth in November 2014 Potential sellers keep asking me “What is my Byron GA home worth in November 2014?”. That question and a host of others will be answered as we dive into the Byron GA real estate market, peel back a few layers, and provide information that buyers, […] The post What is my Byron GA Home Worth in November 2014 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
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    Real Estate Valuation | IRR on Real Estate blog

  • Boston celebrates a real estate milestone, and a Big-Apple-sized idea takes root in Atlanta

    Ray Cirz
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:59 am
    Here are the news stories you might have missed this week: The Boston Globe: Boston real estate assessments eclipse $100 billion for first time Boston’s most recent property assessment has been completed, and the city’s total property value has surpassed the $100 billion milestone.  Even with a wealth of construction projects in development, demand for commercial and residential real estate is outpacing supply, and significantly driving up property values.  Major redevelopment projects, such as the …
  • How one hotel could transform an entire working waterfront, and the bright spots in Chicago’s real estate market

    Ray Cirz
    12 Dec 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Here are the news stories you might have missed this week: The Wall Street Journal: Gloucester fights over its identity Proponents of Gloucester, Massachusetts’ traditional fishing industry are trying to reel in the city’s recent commercial real estate moves.  A development group broke ground on a waterfront hotel in hopes of adding to the city’s tourism industry, but many local residents want to preserve the city’s famed fishing and seafood roots.  Waterfront redevelopment typically heralds …
  • A bright future for commercial real estate, and Denver’s investor power surge

    Ray Cirz
    5 Dec 2014 | 10:11 am
    Here are the top news stories you might have missed the past two weeks: The Wall Street Journal: Commercial real estate prospects appear bright for 2015 2015 is expected to be a great year for the commercial real estate market, according to a report from the National Association of Realtors.  Vacancy rates in the retail and industrial sectors are expected to drop, office occupancy rates will edge down slightly, and rents are predicted to increase.  …
  • Sears Gets Creative – A Guest Post from Llenrock Group

    Ray Cirz
    1 Dec 2014 | 12:01 pm
    This post from Eric Hawthorn is part of our Llenrock Group guest post series and originally appeared on the Llenrock Group blog. I suppose one of the most essential traits of any business leader – whether s/he is involved in an entrepreneurial venture or simply trying to keep a corporation afloat – is creativity. Sure, you have to be good with numbers, you have to be pragmatic, and you certainly need to understand your industry, market, …
  • A futuristic park will float on top of the Hudson River, and new proof all malls aren’t dying

    Ray Cirz
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:14 am
    Here are the news stories you might have missed this week: Curbed: $130 million ‘Pier55′ park looks like something out of Avatar Move over Central Park, there’s a new green space taking over the New York spotlight.  Billionaire Barry Diller and his wife Diane von Furstenberg are donating $130 million to build a 2.7 acre park that will sit on top of the Hudson River.  The ameba-like structure, which will be filled with gardens, walking paths, …
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    The Oatley Team

  • Incentives for Energy Star Upgrades

    Laura
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:25 am
    The Oatley Team If you are thinking of doing home grades you should consider going the energy efficient route. Not only will you save on your monthly electric bill but you could get tax incentives or other rebates. Tax Incentives It is important to note that not all Energy Star products qualify for tax incentives. The following are […] Laura
  • Louisville Holiday Events

    Laura
    10 Dec 2014 | 1:43 pm
    The Oatley Team In Louisville there is always something to do. The holidays are no exception. Check our our list of our favorite Louisville Holiday events. Frazier History Museum The Frazier History Museum has some great Christmas exhibits currently. The currently have a collection of Rosemary Clooney’s memorabilia from White Christmas. They also have Holidays Around the World […] Laura
  • Home of the Week: 3903 Yardley Court

    Laura
    9 Dec 2014 | 12:33 pm
    The Oatley Team Our home of the week is 3903 Yardley Court. The price on this gorgeous condo was also recently lowered. The condo has two bedrooms and two full bathrooms. You will find vaulted ceilings and an open floor plan. The spacious great room has a fireplace. This fantastic unit features a large master suite with walk […] Laura
  • Favorite Recipes-Butternut Squash

    Laura
    8 Dec 2014 | 7:27 am
    The Oatley Team Favorite Recipes-Butternut Squash This week we are featuring Meg’s favorite recipe, butternut squash. This delicious recipe is also fairly healthy. Ingredients · 2 small butternut squash, about 2 ?? pounds total · 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened · 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt, plus more to taste · 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper, plus more […] Laura
  • Letters to Santa

    Laura
    4 Dec 2014 | 12:31 pm
    The Oatley Team Letters to Santa This time of year most children are trying their best to stay on Santa’s good list and writing letters with their wish list. This year help your child give back with their letters to Santa. Macy’s Macy’s is once again promoting their Believe campaign. For every letter written to Santa and dropped […] Laura
 
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    PropertyCluster.com Blog

  • Top 11 Issues that Landlord Should Know How to Fix

    Rebecca
    10 Dec 2014 | 1:35 am
    Renting out apartments is not a bed of roses for landlords. It is definitely a good source of revenue, but brings along various headaches created by tenants. Here are top 11 such issues that landlords face and ways to tackle them. Image Courtesy of njaj / FreeDigitalPhotos.net 1. Property Management Maintaining a property is the biggest challenge for any landlord. You will have to take care of the overall cleanliness, regular maintenance, wear and tear and rent collection. However, you may have to tackle other issues as well, including nuisance complaints by neighbours, maybe non-payment of…
  • How to Be a Smart Commercial Real Estate Investor [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Rebecca
    30 Nov 2014 | 10:40 pm
    Many people assume that if they invest in real estate, they will be able to realize a profit quickly and easily. However, this is not always true. While the demand for commercial real estate is surging, as a first time investor you need to be prudent about your investment. Feel free to Subscribe to our PropertyCluster Blog to stay up to date with our latest posts and information on Real Estate Industry or you can Follow Us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google Plus for regular updates.
  • 8 Steps to Swiftly Get into Real Estate Business

    Rebecca
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:30 am
    If you want to be a successful commercial real estate owner you can’t be satisfied with amateur knowledge. This is one area of real estate where you require a fair amount of expertise and adequate know-how. Apart from knowing all about the right capital to buy a particular property, you must also have sound knowledge of the market conditions to make a good investment. To make things easier for all the beginners out there, here are 8 steps to owning a commercial real estate. Image Courtesy of scottchan / FreeDigitalPhotos.net 1. Ask yourself few very important questions The very first…
  • 5 Steps to Become a Successful Real Estate Investor

    Rebecca
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:26 pm
    Real estate investing is one of the most lucrative ways to use your capital. However, it can also cause you to lose your way if you don’t know the ropes of real estate investing. While it is completely normal for newbie investors to learn from their mistakes, setting a few ground rules will help you avoid major and embarrassing mistakes. Image Courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Write Your Real Estate Investment Goals Before you start investing in real estate, list down your goals. When you have your goals written down, it will be easier to work towards them. You will be able…
  • Steps to Buy an Apartment Complex

    Rebecca
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Buying an apartment complex can be a smart investment decision provided you make the right moves. Selecting the right building, applying for the loan properly and discussing things with professionals can help you take a prudent decision. image by drtchock Decide on the type of apartment complex you want While some buildings are completely residential, there are buildings which are designed for mixed use. Such buildings have a combination of offices and residential units, however a major chunk of it is allotted for residence. You should look for a complex with a grading of C+ or higher. In…
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    Ocean View Real Estate Dubai

  • How colours in your home really affect your mood

    Holly Woolston
    14 Dec 2014 | 12:49 am
    Have you ever wondered why you feel instantly relaxed when you walk into spas or hotel rooms? Or why some restaurants really make you wake up and look forward to the food? Well, the interiors are never designed by chance. A lot of time, effort and, of course, money go in to making these spaces evoke emotions in their guests, making them feel at home, relaxed, animated, creative and more. The same should be said of your home; you should pick interiors and especially colour schemes that bring out the best emotions in you. Colours really can change your mood, positively and negatively. The…
  • Will the oil price drop affect the real estate industry in Dubai?

    Holly Woolston
    3 Dec 2014 | 11:11 pm
    With the recent worry over oil prices decreasing, people fear that property prices in Dubai will be affected as well. This week Dubai’s index has fallen by 3.4% as a knock on effect from the slow down in China’s economy, the European crisis still going on and the fact that the US are starting to produce more of their own oil. Therefore Arabic oil is not in as much of a demand as before. But how will this affect the property industry in the UAE? As soon as the news broke earlier this week, Emaar Properties’ share prices instantly dropped 3.7% and Arabtec Holding fell a dramatic 5.0%.
  • Make the most of your home’s outdoor space this winter!

    Holly Woolston
    29 Nov 2014 | 8:05 am
    With the weather in the UAE finally cooling down, it’s time to get outside and fully make use of your outdoor space. Whether you have a balcony, a terrace or a fully-fledged garden, here are some tips to make sure you make the most out of your property’s outdoor space this season! 1) Make outside an extension of your living space No matter how big or small your property’s outside space is, or even if you only have large windows, make sure you bring the outdoors in this winter by really making your balcony or garden a feature of your home. Add some funky furniture that invites you…
  • To rent or to buy in Dubai, that is the question!

    Holly Woolston
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:20 am
    Are you wondering whether to buy or rent a property in Dubai? Well, before you decide make sure you weigh up all options and choose what suits your lifestyle best. Here are some advantages and disadvantages when comparing buying your own property to renting one. 1) Buying comes with more responsibility As well as the financial obligations that come with owning a home, you are also solely responsible for the safety and maintenance of it. From the inside décor, to plumbing and electricity problems and everything in between, anything that needs to be fixed or replaced is your sole…
  • Are you going to move to avoid rental increases?

    Holly Woolston
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    As rents have increased dramatically this year, it is affecting the decisions people make in regards to their properties. A recent survey carried out by MoveSouq.com, has shown that 65% of residents in Dubai have decided to move house due to their rent increasing beyond the price they are willing to pay. Although real estate agency fees have to be paid when you find your new property, the savings you will bring home will definitely outweigh this outgoing. Normally financial advisors suggest you should spend no more than a third of your monthly income on rent, which is part of the reason why…
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    Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors

  • Can Landlords Collect Rent After A Natural Disaster?

    Brian Davis
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Natural disasters can be nightmares for both landlords and tenants, causing expensive damage and leaving many rental properties without basic services like electricity, hot water and heat.  In the aftermath of large-scale disasters, many landlords and tenants both wonder “Can the landlord legally require rent payments if the rental property is without amenities like electricity, [...]Can Landlords Collect Rent After A Natural Disaster? is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • How To Build A Power Team

    Camille Baptiste
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:14 pm
    A Real Estate Investing Power Team can help you with: Finding Deals Finding Money Closing Deals Systems/Techniques Where To Find Your Power Team Go where your best customers, competitors, and prospects meet. Seminars Facebook Groups REIA Clubs Masterminds Give Value while you are participating in any of the above mediums. Be a resource and a [...]How To Build A Power Team is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • How To Increase Net Rental Income for Multi Family Housing

    Frank Chen
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:44 am
    Increase Net Rental Income without raising rents, tips for real estate investors to increasing monthly cash flow… How To Increase Net Rental Income for Multi Family Housing is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate InvestorsHow To Increase Net Rental Income for Multi Family Housing is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • Real Estate Investing Blunders, Cheats, And Failures

    John Fedro
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:59 am
    Do you ever feel like a failure? The reason I ask is because like you I have felt like a big failure in all sorts of aspects of my life from time to time. Ideally we should raise ourselves to a very high standard, way above the standards that others hold us to. Each of [...]Real Estate Investing Blunders, Cheats, And Failures is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • First Apartment Investment Is The Most Important

    Darin Garman
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:59 am
    You probably would not be surprised if I told you that a large amount of my time is dealing with investors looking to invest in their FIRST good investment real estate opportunity. Either as a sole investor in the property or as one of my investment partners. The reality of this is this apartment investment [...]First Apartment Investment Is The Most Important is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
 
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    Philadelphia Real Estate Blog

  • Hidden Treasure Hunt: Bank on it

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:30 am
    For most of our country's history, banks have built buildings that were meant to convey a sense of stability and permanence. Those little Cape Cod houses and low-slung modern boxes are both relatively recent phenomena; in the 19th and early 20th centuries, a local bank would most likely be an imposing stone structure, probably borrowing elements from Greek temples. We found one such building in our travels recently, a handsome stone structure with a mix of Greek and Victorian decorative elements. This, which we assume are the bank's initials, is one of them. Where did we find it? (Maybe a…
  • Lunchtime Quick Hits

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:20 am
    A five-year job creation tax credit lures a large accounting firm into the city from the suburbs; fans and foes of the FDR Park velodrome square off; Goodbye Queen Lane Apartments, hello Queen Lane Apartments; and a tour calls attention to the disappearing churches of Fishtown and Kensington by showcasing some of the threatened ones: Exclusive: Tax credits lure big accounting firm to Center City from suburbs (Philadelphia Business Journal)Backers, foes sound off at meeting over planned velodrome (The Philadelphia Inquirer|Philly.com) Groundbreaking event marks ceremonial start of $22m PHA…
  • Saving up to buy your new home: The down payment, Part Three: Ways to finance with less money down

    18 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    If you've been following along with our previous posts on this subject, you should know now that the best option for financing your home is to come up with a 20 percent down payment. If you can save that much in a reasonable period of time, that remains the way to go. You may be able to find fat to trim in your budget (we offered some advice on this in a previous post) to save more faster. But it may well be the case that coming up with 20 percent just isn't feasible. Don't worry. There are options available that can get you on the road home for a smaller upfront investment. Carina Marchese,…
  • Bru owner to open underground stop for live music and great beer

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    When we checked out progress on Bru late last month, the tracks (on brick wall at left) were ready to be laid and work was progressing on the walls, floor and bar. Philly's first U-Bahn station is almost ready to open. Wait, you say. They have those in Germany, not here.  Well, since this particular "subway" is located beneath Brü Craft & Wurst, what else would you call it? That was what Brü owner Teddy Sourias figured. So that's the name he gave his new underground music venue and hangout at 1320 Chestnut St. in Washington Square West's Midtown Village/Gayborhood section. The…
  • The Schuylkill moves from border to central element

    17 Dec 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Philadelphia sits astride the nation's single most productive economic region, and 30th Street Station is at the hub of its spine. That makes now a great time to turn it into an extension of the city's resurgent downtown, panelists at a CPDC discussion argued. "William Penn's original map of Philadelphia had borders, and the borders were the rivers. We've clearly outgrown that." And how. The institution that employs Keith Orris, who said this at yesterday's Central Philadelphia Development Corporation membership meeting, is one reason why. A steady march of jobs and residents westward across…
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    The Truth About Mortgage.com

  • Refinance Share of Mortgages Rises for Fourth Straight Month

    Colin Robertson
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:27 pm
    In a surprising turn of events, refinancing is finishing the year unexpectedly strong, per the latest Origination Insight Report from Ellie Mae. The company revealed that refinances accounted for 45% of mortgage lenders’ loan volume in November, up from 40% in October. It was the fourth consecutive monthly increase and matches the share seen exactly [&hellip
  • Why You Might Be Refinancing Your Mortgage in 2015

    Colin Robertson
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Just when you thought the refinance market was completely out of steam, a slew of bad news might be just the ticket to resuscitate it. By bad news, I mean global economic woes that push stocks lower and send investors into “safer” bonds, which lowers their yields and interest rates follow suit. So bad news [&hellip
  • Newly Forming Housing Bubble Markets Identified by Three Early Warning Signs

    Colin Robertson
    10 Dec 2014 | 11:47 am
    RealtyTrac has released a new report that identifies potential bubble markets based upon three early warning signs. There has been increased fear of another housing bubble for a while now, with some markets already identified as bubbles and others supposedly suffering from an affordability crisis. Signs of a possible housing bubble include the following: - [&hellip
  • Fannie and Freddie Now Allow Purchases and Refis up to 97% LTV

    Colin Robertson
    9 Dec 2014 | 11:33 am
    In an effort to make homeownership more accessible, seeing that down payment is often the biggest hurdle, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have announced that they will now allow loan-to-value ratios as high as 97%. In other words, prospective home buyers can put down just 3% instead of the previous 5% down payment requirement that [&hellip
  • HAMP Participants Are Now Eligible for an Additional $5,000 in Principal Balance Reduction

    Colin Robertson
    4 Dec 2014 | 3:28 pm
    It sounds like Christmas came early this year…borrowers who already received loan modifications via the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) are now eligible for expanded benefits. As it stands, borrowers taking part in HAMP who stay good on monthly payments can earn up to $5,000 in principal balance reduction over the first five years of [&hellip
 
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    Beazer Homes Blog

  • The Many Possibilities For Your Home’s Loft Space

    Beazer Homes
    12 Dec 2014 | 6:34 am
    A blank loft space adds a variety of extra room possibilities in your new home. Don’t let the valuable living space that a loft provides go to waste without having a designated purpose. With a bit of brainstorming and some revamping, you can have a space ready for you and your family to use, enjoy, and create memories in. Here are just a few of the many possibilities for transforming your loft into the perfect living space: •    An adult game room is the perfect place for gathering with family and friends. You can make your loft space a grown up play area. Bring in a pool table and…
  • Ways To Add Color To Your Space Without Paint

    Beazer Homes
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Adding color to your living space doesn’t mean you need to break out the cans of paint, smocks, tape, and protective floor coverings. There are many simple tips you can follow, and small changes you can make, to add color to your home. Accessorize Adding accessories is the first step to adding pops of color to brighten up a space. Lighten up your rooms with bright pillows and a colorful throw.  A small splash of color can draw attention and make a big décor difference to any room. Subtle accents can have the same effect. A colorful lamp, bright vase filled with flowers, or decorative…
  • Beazer Homes Guess To Give Giveaway

    Beazer Homes
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:55 am
    Beazer Homes is donating a room full of toys worth thousands of dollars to Toys for Tots this Holiday Season, and all of our new home communities across the country will act as toy donation centers. We are getting our social media fans involved in this great cause as well. From November 24th through December 12th enter our Guess To Give contest on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest by guessing the number of toys pictured, using the hashtag #BeazerToys, for a chance to win a $250 Target gift card. For every social media like, favorite, and share the posts receive, we’ll be…
  • Simple Tips For Saving Energy Around The House

    Beazer Homes
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:18 am
    Not only are we becoming a more eco-friendly society, but we’re also becoming more money conscious as the costs of almost everything has increased over time. While it’s hard to stir-away from the prices of everyday items like food, or gasoline to fuel automobiles, one way to save money is through energy efficiency usage. Here are a few tips for saving energy around the house to assist in lowering some of your bills: 1) Change all of the light bulbs in your house to energy efficient light bulbs. Because energy efficient bulbs cost more, people tend to avoid buying them. However, even…
  • Helpful Fall Home Care Tips

    Beazer Homes
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:56 pm
    You’ve probably heard the adage ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.’  The saying rings true when it comes to optimizing your home maintenance for the season to come.  With the air turning crisp, now is the perfect time to prepare your home for the coming cool seasons.  Completing these few quick home care tasks over the weeks to come can help ensure your home remains comfortable no matter what the season brings. Fall Home Care Tips: 1. Take summer yard equipment and recreational furniture inside to protect them against the elements. 2. Trim overgrown trees, bushes and…
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    Atlanta Real Estate Forum

  • Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio: Alliance Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol”

    Courtney Rogers
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:01 pm
    David de Vries, the actor playing Ebenezer Scrooge in the Alliance Theatre’s production of “A Christmas Carol,” is today’s Around Atlanta guest on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio! This production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” marks the 25th year the theatre has produced this show, and the first year de Vries will have the [...]
  • Heron Bay’s Featured Builder: Ryland Homes

    Heron Bay
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:04 am
    Heron Bay Golf and Country Club is excited to showcase Ryland Homes as its current featured community builder. With more than 45 years of experience building new homes around the country, Ryland is a great addition to the Heron Bay family of builders. Ryland Homes is currently offering a Year-End Buyer Incentive Program on its final [...]
  • Alpharetta’s Newest Attraction Showcases Cambria Countertops

    Construction Resources
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:07 am
    Construction Resources is excited to announce that it has installed beautiful Cambria countertops at Alpharetta’s newest attraction, Avalon. Throughout Avalon, brand new one to two bedroom apartments by North American Properties and single-family residences by Monte Hewett Homes are just seconds from the shops and restaurants. To give each of these spaces a distinctive look, [...]
  • Soleil Laurel Canyon Looks Back on a Memorable Year

    Laurel Canyon
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:32 am
    2014 has been a wonderful year for Soleil Laurel Canyon. A full calendar of events, excellent sales numbers and plans to expand the community made for quite a year for the award-winning community. A plethora of events and activities brought residents together. Residents kicked off 2014 with the annual New Year’s Eve Black & White Gala. [...]
  • New Townhomes Released at Decatur Walk

    John Wieland Homes
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:28 pm
    The newest destination for downtown living just got even more exciting at Decatur Walk! John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods is excited to announce a limited opportunity of only 11 four-story townhomes featuring two unique floorplans at this dynamic neighborhood steps from Decatur Square. With a walkability rating of 95, Decatur Walk is truly a “Walker’s [...]
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  • Success Stories in Real Estate Investing – Danny Johnson

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:15 am
      Today is the second post in the series “Success Stories in Real Estate Investing” and the spotlight is on Danny Johnson from Flipping Junkie, and he iis going to dive into my 5 questions today. Danny is an experienced rehabber, a great blogger and mentor.  He is also just an all around nice guy.   […] The post Success Stories in Real Estate Investing – Danny Johnson appeared first on .
  • Success Stories in Real Estate Investing – Justin Williams

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    11 Dec 2014 | 12:39 pm
    You might remember that a while back I had a series called “Successful Women in Real Estate Investing”.  How I love success stories. I especially loved shining the spotlight on those women that are true stand outs in the field of real estate investing. Hearing their individual responses to the 4 questions gave everyone a […] The post Success Stories in Real Estate Investing – Justin Williams appeared first on .
  • Christmas Safety Tips for Your Home

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    8 Dec 2014 | 8:24 am
      Tips to Keep You Safe Through the Holidays This is one of my favorite times of year.  I love that whole period of time  from Thanksgiving until we ring in the new year. Even though I love everything about the holidays, my favorite part is the Christmas tree and all of the decorations. It […] The post Christmas Safety Tips for Your Home appeared first on .
  • Shaun Reilly – Rehabbing Houses Other Investors Won’t Touch – Podcast Episode #38

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    2 Dec 2014 | 7:19 am
    My guest today is Shaun Reilly from Newton, MA. Shaun is a very active real estate investor that specializes in wholesaling and rehabbing houses throughout Massachusetts.  He is also a buy and hold landlord, a husband, and is the father of two adorable little girls. One thing that I find really interesting about Shaun is that […] The post Shaun Reilly – Rehabbing Houses Other Investors Won’t Touch – Podcast Episode #38 appeared first on .
  • My Thanksgiving Wishes for You

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:13 am
      At this time of the year, I am always reminded of the things I need to be grateful for. No matter what our life looks like today; what challenges each one of us might be facing; there is always something to be grateful for and that is what I would like to focus on this […] The post My Thanksgiving Wishes for You appeared first on .
 
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    Real Estate and Philippine Properties

  • Getting Positive Responses to Your Condo Complaints

    Justin
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:13 pm
    Surely, there is no condo in Philippines that hasn’t received a complaint or two from its owners, tenants and guests. Some are petty, and some are serious enough that the owners already decided to sell their units. Complaints are inevitable regardless of how efficient you think you are in managing the condominium. Now what happens if you are an owner, renter or guest and you want to complain about faulty wiring in your unit? Here’s how.   Before that though, let me tell you that there are hundreds of condo complaints. Some of these common complaints include: Faulty wiring Faulty…
  • The True Cost of Poor Home Maintenance

    Justin
    10 Nov 2014 | 7:18 pm
    After buying the land for sale Philippines and building your dream house on it, what will you do? Of course, you need to care for it and for every little thing that comes with it or you stuffed it with. You see, maintaining a home is not easy. However, not maintaining your home can be costly. You may not realize it now, but each object that you fail to maintain or you maintain poorly will immediately pile up. Before you know it, you need to buy a new one without even exhausting the lifespan of that particular object.   How to save money by simply taking care of your things? Put simply,…
  • Tips For Staying Safe On The Beach

    Justin
    30 Jun 2014 | 7:43 pm
    The Philippines is a haven for beach lovers. With more than 7000 islands, there are many different kinds of beaches that can be found on this beautiful country. From well-developed, commercialized ones to raw, uninhabited beaches, with enough time, patience, and perseverance, you will find the perfect beach for you. However, the beach is not the safest of all places; whether you are in a luxury resort in the Philippines or a popular and affordable resort, the safety and security threats range from human-related to nature-related, so it pays to know how to stay safe at all times. So before you…
  • Why Rockwell – Top Reasons to Invest in Real Estate Properties in Rockwell

    Justin
    15 Jun 2014 | 11:30 pm
    We cannot suppress people’s desire to live in Rockwell. Rockwell is a term synonymous to luxury and exclusivity – two things that are imperative for people who themselves are living a posh lifestyle. Here are some of the key reasons why more and more people chose to invest Rockwell Philippines real estate and live in the area. When investing on real estate in Philippines, location should be a primary consideration. Makati is the topmost priority in real estate investment, having the highest land value and resale value of the properties. Located at Central Makati, Rockwell Philippines real…
  • How to Deal with Real Estate Agents’ Tricks

    Justin
    10 Jun 2014 | 2:55 am
    Sometimes real estate agents tend to trick buyers and these are becoming rampant with each passing day. However, if a buyer remains a little cautious, then searching for a property, even with a dealers’ assistance becomes easier. The post explains few ways of dealing with dealers’ tricks. Buying a property often involves dealing with an agent. While, we do derive extensive information from them about buying and selling properties, we must understand that they are not a buyers’ friend. This is said because, often times buyers end up completely trusting these real estate agents, thus…
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  • UK property most popular in the world

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:20 am
    - Demand for UK property overtakes US- Spain France and Portugal all in top five destinations- Buyers increasingly using mobile devices to hunt for houses- Strong pound boosts UK investment- Non-EU buyers account for growing proportion of activityThe UK property market is now the most popular in the world, according to TheMoveChannel.com's new research. The international property portal's At a Glance infographic reveals the tiny country made up 3 in 10 of all enquiries on the site in 2014, overtaking the giant of America to become the most dominant force on global real estate.2014 has been a…
  • Rising employment boosts UK house prices

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:35 am
    Homeowners in the local authorities that have seen the largest rises in employment have also seen the average value of properties rise by over £100,000 over the past 10 years, according to new research by Halifax.The average house price in the 20 local areas recording the largest increases in employment in the decade to June 2014 rose by 45 per cent (or £103,785). This was more than double the national average increase in house prices over the period (21 per cent - or £35,456). At the same time, employment in these areas rose by an average of 26 per cent, well ahead of the…
  • 1 in 3 UK homes discounted for Christmas

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:33 am
    Photo: Images_of_Money The proportion of homes with their asking prices lowered at least once since coming to the market is markedly up from 27 per cent in early 2014, as the UK housing market continues to cool. Indeed, this is the highest proportion of discounting since August 2012, according to research from property prortal Zoopla.The average price reduction has also grown since the start of the year, with asking price reductions now at 6.7 per cent on average off the initial asking price (equivalent to £24,429), up from 6.3 per cent (£20,781) in February 2014. A total of…
  • Chinese investment in overseas property soars

    18 Dec 2014 | 8:09 am
      From 2009 to 2014, the total value of Chinese overseas investment volume skyrocketed from $0.6 bn to an estimated $15 bn, reports Knight Frank. The primary focus of this surge has been Australia, the US and the UK. Indeed, capital outflow from China into the three countries multipled five times compared to 2012. In 2014, that trend continued, with investment from China Down Under soaring 60 per cent year-on-year."We expect the transaction volumes from Chinese investors into these three markets to match or even exceed that of last year," adds Neil Brookes, Knight Frank's Head of Capital…
  • Landscaping: How to Add Value to Your Hom

    18 Dec 2014 | 8:04 am
    Think big? The Humble Administrator's Garden in Suzhou Photo: Kevin Dooley When making home improvements, it can be difficult to know which areas to change in order to add value. Kitchens and bathrooms are always important selling points and can make or break a sale. Other than adding a new three piece bathroom suite, or planning a two storey extension, landscaping and making improvements to your garden can greatly increase your property's worth. But by how much? You do not want to plan work without knowing what kind of financial rewards you can reap. Here are the best landscaping changes you…
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    Hilton Head Real Estate Blog

  • Start a Business in Bluffton and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

    15 Dec 2014 | 7:46 pm
    (Don Ryan Center for Innovation and Care Core ) Recently I attended our 2014 Economic Development Summit and once again I am excited about living in Bluffton/HHI. If you have a business or would like to start up a new business and would love to enjoy the good life we have here in Hilton Head Island and Bluffton please read this  The Summit started with Beth McClurg from Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation of General Dynamics sharing with us a bit of the vison and growth of Gulfstream, who is one of the major employers in our region.  I believe they employ over 10,000 people and are continuing…
  • Bluffton Christmas Parade

    15 Dec 2014 | 7:42 pm
    I had some family down from New England thispast weekend and they always get a kick out of the Bluffton Christmas Parade which we attended last Saturday. It epitomizes the character of Bluffton and how Bluffton has evolved over the past decade. It had only been a year or so since my family had visited and they were shocked at how Downtown Bluffton has exploded with new restaurants, shops and galleries. Nevertheless, the parade was the highlight of family’s visit. We always meet our friends in front of Scott’s Meats amp; Sippin’ Cow Café. Scott’s Meats starts the morning out with…
  • Palmetto Dunes Property Owners Association

    10 Nov 2014 | 10:02 am
     Investing in the Community of Palmetto Dunes What’s the old adage?  When you are lucky enough to live by the sea, you are lucky enough.  On Hilton Head, we are the beneficiaries of land planning designed to capitalize on our lush semi-tropical environment.  Our land planners understood the benefit of maximizing enjoyment of the dense tree canopy and wide beaches.  Our roads were designed to enhance your journey.  We truly are the beneficiaries of responsible developers. The original developers built the infrastructure.  Now, as it ages, the property owners associations must…
  • Newest members of the Hilton Head family An open letter to Mike, Rachel amp; the Kids...

    6 Nov 2014 | 12:50 pm
    The newest members of the Hilton Head family “I’m thrilled you guys have a beach getaway that you can call your own. My most memorable vacation was when I was 10 years old and my family embarked on our annual summer vacation to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. We stayed in a motel right on the beach with a big pool overlooking the ocean.  Needless to say, we were at the beach every day and all day  We went to family restaurants, the arcade amp; boardwalk, we had funnel cakes amp; ice cream, my father played golf, we rented bikes, played tennis, built sand castles, and had the most…
  • Octoberfest in Bluffton, South Carolina

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Theres a nip in the air, its kinda rainy and gloomy, everything in the stores are pumpkin flavored...yup, its fall for sure And what does fall mean? October And what does October mean? Octoberfest in Bluffton This year the event is set for Saturday, Nov. 1st., in old town Bluffton. Soon, Calhoun Street will be filled with 190 of the world’s best stouts, ales, lagers, and pilsners from 60 breweries from around the world. Some of the participates are from right here, such as Hilton Head Brewing Company and River Dog Brewery. But some are international from Germany, France, and England. There…
 
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    Tholco Real Estate Group

  • How do Agents feel?

    Jason Thoele
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:21 pm
    We often hear from our agents that other agents have called them and asked, “How do you feel after your move to Tholco?” I think this explains it all… Business Slow? We give you FREE buyer and seller leads right to your cell phone and email! Tired of your Broker Taking Your Hard Earned Commissions? We are a FULL SERVICE Brokerage & only charge a $550 FLAT RATE FEE per closing! Seem to good to be true? It’s not, in fact we put it all in writing in our Agent contracts and have Agents that are willing to provide personal testimonials on our pricing and service we…
  • I Don’t Want a Lockbox

    Jason Thoele
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:57 pm
    A lockbox is basically a padlock with a cavity inside where a key to your home can be placed. Only someone with a specific access code (each agent has their own unique code and is trackable) can get into the lockbox and access the key to your home. Having a lockbox available at your house makes it easy for other agents to access your house for their buyers to view your home. Without the lockbox, agents representing buyers would have to set appointments to meet you or your agent at the house so they could gain access and view the home. This is incredibly inconvenient. Since almost every other…
  • Mortgage Debt Cancellation Relief Passes Senate

    Jason Thoele
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:12 am
    The Senate passed mortgage debt cancellation relief as part of a large “tax-extender” bill just before adjourning for the year, giving REALTORS® a hard-fought legislative victory. The provision prohibits the IRS from taxing debt lenders forgive in a short sale, foreclosure, or loan modification for the 2014 tax year. The House passed the provision last week, and President Obama is expected to sign it into law. The legislation also includes one-year extensions of the 15-year depreciation schedule for leasehold improvements and the deduction for improvements to energy efficient…
  • Agents Stuck on a String

    Jason Thoele
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:24 am
    Are you feeling like a puppet stuck on a string? Our technology allows all real estate agents to be truly mobile. Cut the strings… If you’re ready to succeed in a “21st Century” Real Estate career then you need Tholco Real Estate Group. Tholco is a high-tech real estate company and we leave no stone un-turned when it comes to assuring the success of our agents. We offer a flat fee program that pays our Agents 100% of their hard-earned commissions. You simply can’t compare us to other discount brokerage firms, our full-service brokerage provides free leads to our agents,…
  • Make your own home faceless

    Jason Thoele
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:23 pm
    If you have a new home tract close to your own home go check it out. It doesn’t matter what dimensions or size the house is. What you will see are some splendidly (however sparsely) furnished houses that anybody might stay in — with the emphasis on “anybody.” They’re faceless. There could also be a baseball glove within the boy’s room, however no personal pictures in the home. There could also be “character” in the home – just no individual character. The rationale behind making a property faceless and anonymous is that you want people…
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    Tholco Real Estate Group

  • How do Agents feel?

    Jason Thoele
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:21 pm
    We often hear from our agents that other agents have called them and asked, “How do you feel after your move to Tholco?” I think this explains it all… Business Slow? We give you FREE buyer and seller leads right to your cell phone and email! Tired of your Broker Taking Your Hard Earned Commissions? We are a FULL SERVICE Brokerage & only charge a $550 FLAT RATE FEE per closing! Seem to good to be true? It’s not, in fact we put it all in writing in our Agent contracts and have Agents that are willing to provide personal testimonials on our pricing and service we…
  • I Don’t Want a Lockbox

    Jason Thoele
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:57 pm
    A lockbox is basically a padlock with a cavity inside where a key to your home can be placed. Only someone with a specific access code (each agent has their own unique code and is trackable) can get into the lockbox and access the key to your home. Having a lockbox available at your house makes it easy for other agents to access your house for their buyers to view your home. Without the lockbox, agents representing buyers would have to set appointments to meet you or your agent at the house so they could gain access and view the home. This is incredibly inconvenient. Since almost every other…
  • Mortgage Debt Cancellation Relief Passes Senate

    Jason Thoele
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:12 am
    The Senate passed mortgage debt cancellation relief as part of a large “tax-extender” bill just before adjourning for the year, giving REALTORS® a hard-fought legislative victory. The provision prohibits the IRS from taxing debt lenders forgive in a short sale, foreclosure, or loan modification for the 2014 tax year. The House passed the provision last week, and President Obama is expected to sign it into law. The legislation also includes one-year extensions of the 15-year depreciation schedule for leasehold improvements and the deduction for improvements to energy efficient…
  • Agents Stuck on a String

    Jason Thoele
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:24 am
    Are you feeling like a puppet stuck on a string? Our technology allows all real estate agents to be truly mobile. Cut the strings… If you’re ready to succeed in a “21st Century” Real Estate career then you need Tholco Real Estate Group. Tholco is a high-tech real estate company and we leave no stone un-turned when it comes to assuring the success of our agents. We offer a flat fee program that pays our Agents 100% of their hard-earned commissions. You simply can’t compare us to other discount brokerage firms, our full-service brokerage provides free leads to our agents,…
  • Make your own home faceless

    Jason Thoele
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:23 pm
    If you have a new home tract close to your own home go check it out. It doesn’t matter what dimensions or size the house is. What you will see are some splendidly (however sparsely) furnished houses that anybody might stay in — with the emphasis on “anybody.” They’re faceless. There could also be a baseball glove within the boy’s room, however no personal pictures in the home. There could also be “character” in the home – just no individual character. The rationale behind making a property faceless and anonymous is that you want people…
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    Orange County Real Estate | Aliso Viejo Real Estate | Laguna Niguel Real Estate | Dana Point Real Estate

  • Working with Foreign buyers of Orange County Real Estate

    949hometeam
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Back in 2012 and 2013 Orange County Real Estate had a huge influx of foreign buyers for many of these out of country buyers our home prices were seen as a great value investment alternative while others were buying vacation…Read more ›Working with Foreign buyers of Orange County Real Estate is a post from: Orange County Real Estate
  • 2015 Planning and the need to know your home’s value

    949hometeam
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:34 am
    The end of year and New Year planning that comes with it is a great time to get a home valuation report.  Usually when you aren’t considering selling your home you really don’t pay much attention to its market value.…Read more ›2015 Planning and the need to know your home’s value is a post from: Orange County Real Estate
  • Aliso Viejo Real Estate Report December 2014

    949hometeam
    8 Dec 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Aliso Viejo Real Estate Report Aliso Viejo Real Estate at a Glance:the typical holiday season slow down is in full effect right now. There is stronger interest at the entry level price point so if that is you expect more…Read more ›Aliso Viejo Real Estate Report December 2014 is a post from: Orange County Real Estate
  • Orange County Real Estate Report December 2014

    949hometeam
    8 Dec 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Orange County Real Estate - seasonal slow down in full effect So the annual holiday season slow down is in full effect now. There is still activity and the buyers out there are extremely serious about buying now, but overall indicators…Read more ›Orange County Real Estate Report December 2014 is a post from: Orange County Real Estate
  • A Great Season for the Soccer Tigers!

    949hometeam
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:35 am
    Say it isn’t so! The fall soccer season has come to an end. I can’t believe it’s over! Our Soccer Tigers really got better as the season went on and we entered the playoffs hitting our stride. It was amazing…Read more ›A Great Season for the Soccer Tigers! is a post from: Orange County Real Estate
 
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    Jacob Grant

  • 17 Experts Reveal How To Make Smart (Profitable) Real Estate Investments

    robbie
    10 Dec 2014 | 3:37 pm
    How do successful real estate investors know which properties will deliver the greatest ROI? Simple, they know what to look for. Two weeks ago I asked 17 real estate investment experts a simple question: Which 3  formulas/metrics do you look at first before deciding to invest in a piece of real estate, and why? I […] The post 17 Experts Reveal How To Make Smart (Profitable) Real Estate Investments appeared first on Jacob Grant.
  • 7 “No BS” Real Estate Investment Tips From Maya Paveza

    robbie
    10 Dec 2014 | 3:37 pm
    This is a post by real estate investment coach and strategist, Maya Paveza. In this post, Maya will share 7 actionable tips that have helped her grow numerous profitable investment portfolios, both for herself and clients. Be sure to follow her on Twitter.    Maya Paveza, Real Estate Expert   ****** Real estate investment tips […] The post 7 “No BS” Real Estate Investment Tips From Maya Paveza appeared first on Jacob Grant.
  • 26 Real Estate Experts Reveal Top Mistakes Made By First-Time Investors

    robbie
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:36 pm
    For many first-time real estate investors, taking the leap and buying an investment property is one of the scariest things they’ll ever do. After all, there is a lot at risk if things go south. Two weeks ago I asked 26 real estate experts and successful investors a simple question: If you could list 3 common […] The post 26 Real Estate Experts Reveal Top Mistakes Made By First-Time Investors appeared first on Jacob Grant.
  • Top 89 Real Estate Blogs To Follow In 2014

    robbie
    27 May 2014 | 1:30 pm
    If you’re anything like us – looking for ways to save time, become smarter real estate investors, uncover proven marketing strategies, and stay on track with industry news and trends – you need a quality reading list. Thanks to the abundance of blogs popping up all over the internet, finding quality (actionable) information is becoming very challenging. […] The post Top 89 Real Estate Blogs To Follow In 2014 appeared first on Jacob Grant.
  • Living In Idaho Falls: By The Numbers

    robbie
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:10 am
    The city of Idaho Falls is no stranger to “best places to live” lists. In 2013, Idaho Falls was ranked the second best ‘small city’ to move to in the United States. With a population of 57,899, the city of Idaho Falls has experienced steady growth in recent years. This growth can be attributed to […] The post Living In Idaho Falls: By The Numbers appeared first on Jacob Grant.
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    Property Advice Blog

  • Your Landlord, Your Headache

    16 Dec 2014 | 9:39 pm
    The landlord claimed he needed to demolish the apartment flooring, the kitchen, and the bathroom for upgrades and structural damage. Of course, it also happened to be a rent-controlled apartment that, if the current tenants were to leave, would likely net the owners thousands of dollars more a year from a pricier lease.Lawsuits have ensued over such shenanigans in New York.Management that once allowed pets might change their minds and demand the vanquishing of your beloved pet. In many places, landlords can’t just change their minds after agreeing to allow a tenant’s beloved terrier, any…
  • Lease vs. Rental Agreement: Which to Choose?

    1 Dec 2014 | 2:34 am
    If you've been a landlord for more than a year, you've probably noticed that not all renters desire the same type of arrangement.Some renters may just be in-between the buying/selling process, awaiting a job relocation, or even remodeling.Although most renters are used to 12-month leases, landlords may want to consider other options depending on the needs of the unit, timing, and audience.So, your situation may behoove you to know the difference between a lease and a rental agreement.Why Would I Choose a Rental Agreement?A rental agreement, also known as a periodic rental agreement, is…
  • How to Make Your Home Ready to Face Ice Storms during Winter

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:10 am
    Winter is here, so winter storms cannot be far behind. These storms can wreak havoc with your home if you do not take adequate measures to protect it. Snow and ice can make outdoor surfaces slippery, turning them into potential fall traps that could grievously injure you or your loved ones, result in blocked pipes and cause damage to your roof.image by chefrandenIf you know how to storm-proof your home, you can have an enjoyable winter without worrying about winter storms.Keep Roof and Gutters Cleanimage by EvinDCWhen it snows, it accumulates on your roof and in gutter. Due to heating inside…
  • 'Ghost town' in East Haddam sells for $1.9 million

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Courtesy: Auction.comAbandoned for 20 years, the Village of Johnsonville in East Haddam now has a new, unidentified owner, who placed a winning bid Thursday of $1.9 million at Auction.com.Competition between six registered bidders lead to a winning offer of $1.9 million during a commercial property auction that ended at about 1:20 p.m. on Thursday.Bidding opened at $800,000, and jumped from $1.2 million to the top bid during the last half hour of the auction.Confidentiality agreements may keep hidden the identity of the owner, along with any intentions for the parcel, until after the closing…
  • Haunted houses: buy your own ghost town for $800,000

    28 Oct 2014 | 4:02 am
    The spooky abandoned village of Johnsonville is about to be sold, ghosts and all. We investigate the ruinsNew lease of life: the pretty town in Connecticut is awaiting a new owner to restore itIt's no accident that the village of Johnsonville, Connecticut, is going up for sale over Hallowe'en. The place is a ghost town.Of course, it wasn't always so. Back in the 1830s, this was a thriving little hamlet. It was home to the Neptune Twine Company, who harnessed the water power of the Moodus River to produce rope for the US fishing industry.Gradually, though, demand for Neptune products slowly…
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    Climate Plus

  • 5 Common Causes of Clogged Drains in Oak Ridge

    admin
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:11 am
    Like flat tires and snow storms, clogged drains are one of life’s annoying, but sometimes inescapable, realities. Usually, you can clear a clogged drain on your own, but wouldn’t it be better to avoid one in the first place? Here are five causes of clogged drains in Oak Ridge: Clogged drains are most often caused by things you have around the house. Accidentally flushing foreign objects down the toilet, misusing your garbage disposal, even food particles and soap scum, can all result in awful clogs. To prevent clogged drains from happening in the first place it’s a good idea to never:…
  • 5 Energy Saving Tips from the Oak Ridge Heating Experts

    admin
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:01 am
    How to Save Money on Your Heating Bill this Year The cost of heating our homes is often one of the biggest budget items for homeowners – and year after year the costs only seem to be increasing. Luckily, there are a few ways that you can help decrease your heating costs. Adopting more energy efficient practices can save most homeowners hundreds of dollars per year, and most of them are simple to do. Read on for 5 energy saving tips from the Oak Ridge heating experts. 1. Lower Your Thermostat Set your thermostat to 68 degrees or lower when you’re at home. Three percent to five percent more…
  • Furnace Replacement in Oak Ridge

    admin
    12 Dec 2014 | 6:55 am
    If there’s one essential thing in your home that you might not pay a lot of attention to, it’s probably your furnace. Most of the time, this isn’t a problem. You adjust your thermostat; the heat comes on, and your house gets warm. But what happens when your furnace stops working? How do you know when a repair is all you need, or if furnace replacement is required? When is it Time for Furnace Replacement in Oak Ridge? There are a few factors that can help you determine when it’s time for furnace replacement. These include: The age of your furnace. If your furnace was in place when you…
  • Air Pollutants in Oak Ridge

    admin
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Indoor air quality is something that should be a priority when it comes to ensuring the health and safety of yourself and your family inside your home. Being educated is the best way to prevent health related incidents while also taking initiative to improve the indoor air quality in your home. We here at Climate Plus are home comfort specialists. We want our readers to be well informed of ways that can make you feel more comfortable at home. Second-Hand Smoke: Are you or anyone in your home a smoker? Be wary that by smoking inside your home, that second-hand tobacco smoke has both a gas and…
  • Basement Flooding in Oak Ridge

    admin
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    If you come across the unfortunate situation of a leaky, damp, or even flooded basement, don’t panic. If your basement is wet, there are many reasons that this may be occurring, but the main problem is that water is breaking in from the foundation, whether from torrential rain or from the ground. There are a number of steps you can take to fix this problem. Condensation Problems in Oak Ridge This is an easy one. You may not have water coming in at all; rather, it could be the case that the air in your basement is warm and the walls and floors are cool. This causes condensation, or…
 
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    PropertyMetrics

  • What is a Tenant Estoppel and How Does It Work?

    propertymetrics
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:27 am
    In commercial real estate the tenant estoppel often comes up during the due diligence phase of an acquisition or during the underwriting of a loan. What exactly is a tenant estoppel and how does it work? Let’s dive in and take a closer look at the tenant estoppel. What is a Tenant Estoppel? What exactly is a tenant estoppel? By definition, an estoppel certificate is a “signed statement by a party certifying for another’s benefit that certain facts are correct, as that a lease exists, that there are no defaults, and that rent is paid to a certain date. A party’s delivery of…
  • How to Use the Effective Annual Rate

    propertymetrics
    8 Dec 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Typically an interest rate is given as a nominal, or stated, annual rate of interest. But when compounding occurs more than once per year, the rate of interest actually realized will be higher than the nominal rate of interest. This actual, realized rate is known as the Effective Annual Rate (EAR). In this article we’ll take a closer look at the effective annual rate, dig into the effective annual rate formula, and then we’ll tie it all together by looking at an effective annual rate example using Canadian mortgages. How to Calculate The Effective Annual Rate The effective annual…
  • How Not to Use NPV in Excel

    propertymetrics
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:25 am
    NPV in Excel is widely used but commonly misunderstood. Even top MBA grads commonly misuse NPV in Excel. In this short article we’ll look at the problem with NPV in Excel, show you where most people go wrong, and we’ll also walk through the correct way to use the NPV function in Excel, step-by-step. The Problem With NPV in Excel First of all, what’s the problem with NPV in Excel? Why do so many people get it wrong? Well, contrary to popular belief, NPV in Excel does not actually calculate the Net Present Value (NPV). Instead, it calculates the present value of a series…
  • Ground Lease Fundamentals in Commercial Real Estate

    propertymetrics
    4 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Ground leases are an important component of many commercial real estate deal structures. Yet for a lot commercial real estate professionals ground leases are rarely encountered and are poorly understood. In this article we’ll shed some light on how ground leases work, explain what typical ground lease structures look like, and we’ll also clear up some common misconceptions about the ground lease. What is a Ground Lease? First of all, what exactly is a ground lease? Ground leases, often called land leases, are simply a lease of the land only. Usually land is leased for a…
  • Understanding Replacement Reserves in Commercial Real Estate

    propertymetrics
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:52 am
    The topic of replacement reserves is often confusing for commercial real estate professionals. How much should be set aside for replacement reserves? Should replacement reserves be included in net operating income? How do replacement reserves impact cap rates and value? In this article we’re going to take a closer look at reserves for replacement, clear up the confusion, and also tackle some common misconceptions. What are Replacement Reserves? First of all, what are replacement reserves? Replacement Reserves are funds set aside that provide for the periodic replacement of building…
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  • 23rd Annual Red Nose 5K Run/Walk on December 19 in Del Mar Benefits Two Charities

    Lucy Kelts Blogger
    13 Dec 2014 | 10:12 pm
    The Red Nose Run was started by the Low and Slow Running Club of Del Mar, which consisted of runners of various ages and running abilities, who continue to get together on Saturday mornings. This year the Red Nose Run will be held on Friday, December 19, from 1-4 p.m at Powerhouse Park at Del Mar Beach. In 1992, the Run initially started benefiting a single charity, Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, which remains one of the two charities the Run benefits to this day. Later a second charity, Semper Fi Fund, was added to benefit from the Run. Over the years, the number of runners and the amount of…
  • San Diego Bay Parade of Lights 2014

    Lucy Kelts Blogger
    3 Dec 2014 | 6:54 pm
    Join us for the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights, an annual time-honored holiday tradition brought to San Diego by the boating community.The parade takes place on San Diego Bay with more than 80 boats lavishly decorated to a new theme each year. Held on two consecutive Sundays in December, the parade proceeds from Shelter Island past Harbor Island, the Embarcadero, Seaport Village, and the Ferry Landing in Coronado. Whether you’re a participant or spectator, the Parade of Lights is a festive and delightful experience for all! 2014 Theme – Children’s Stories! Parade Dates and…
  • Holiday Events for the Whole Family This December

    Lucy Kelts Blogger
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:52 pm
    ‘Tis the season! Whether you’re young, or young at heart, there’s plenty of opportunities to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year! Kids and adults can “hang-ten” with Santa during Surfin’ Santa Arrival along San Diego Bay. Dressed in board shorts, Santa arrives to this bay front shopping complex by watercraft; following his arrival, a lively parade takes place on the Seaport Village boardwalk, along with festive entertainment, live holiday tunes, stilt walkers, an eco-friendly tree lighting ceremony and more. Guests can also take photos with…
  • 5th Annual SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-Off

    Lucy Kelts Blogger
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:17 pm
    Join us for the 5th Annual SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-Off. This year also marks the 18th Annual San Diego Ceramic Connection Chili Cook-Off. This event that will bring together North Park and South Park for the holidays – there will be no more bickering about which community has this or which area is cooler – simply good, clean family fun that everyone will enjoy. We’ll have chili in hand-spun ceramic bowls, great holiday gifts and crafts from local artisans, live music, a kids’ activity zone with free cookie decorating, a craft beer and wine garden and more. Chili…
  • 4S Ranch’s 5th Annual Thank You Run 5K/10K and Kids Run on November 27

    Lucy Kelts Blogger
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:29 pm
    Welcome to the 5th Annual Thank You Run in beautiful 4S Ranch! This Thanksgiving morning race supports two fantastic organizations: Helen’s Closet which helps to care for people with ALS and 4S Ranch-Del Sur Community Foundation. The event will host a chip-timed 5K and 10K run that is a mix of trails and roads. All participants will receive a tech t-shirt, finisher’s medal, and 1 beer ticket for the Karl Strauss beer garden (21+). There will also be a Kids 1K Fun Run where all kids will receive a cotton t-shirt and a medal! Course This combination road/trail course is one of the…
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    Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors

  • Can Landlords Collect Rent After A Natural Disaster?

    Brian Davis
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Natural disasters can be nightmares for both landlords and tenants, causing expensive damage and leaving many rental properties without basic services like electricity, hot water and heat.  In the aftermath of large-scale disasters, many landlords and tenants both wonder “Can the landlord legally require rent payments if the rental property is without amenities like electricity, [...]Can Landlords Collect Rent After A Natural Disaster? is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • How To Build A Power Team

    Camille Baptiste
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:14 pm
    A Real Estate Investing Power Team can help you with: Finding Deals Finding Money Closing Deals Systems/Techniques Where To Find Your Power Team Go where your best customers, competitors, and prospects meet. Seminars Facebook Groups REIA Clubs Masterminds Give Value while you are participating in any of the above mediums. Be a resource and a [...]How To Build A Power Team is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • How To Increase Net Rental Income for Multi Family Housing

    Frank Chen
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:44 am
    Increase Net Rental Income without raising rents, tips for real estate investors to increasing monthly cash flow… How To Increase Net Rental Income for Multi Family Housing is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate InvestorsHow To Increase Net Rental Income for Multi Family Housing is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • Real Estate Investing Blunders, Cheats, And Failures

    John Fedro
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:59 am
    Do you ever feel like a failure? The reason I ask is because like you I have felt like a big failure in all sorts of aspects of my life from time to time. Ideally we should raise ourselves to a very high standard, way above the standards that others hold us to. Each of [...]Real Estate Investing Blunders, Cheats, And Failures is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
  • First Apartment Investment Is The Most Important

    Darin Garman
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:59 am
    You probably would not be surprised if I told you that a large amount of my time is dealing with investors looking to invest in their FIRST good investment real estate opportunity. Either as a sole investor in the property or as one of my investment partners. The reality of this is this apartment investment [...]First Apartment Investment Is The Most Important is a post from: Real Estate Investing Blog For Real Estate Investors
 
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  • 5 Reasons to Buy a Home During the Holidays

    The Housing Block
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:51 am
    Source: blog.kw.com With the holiday season once again upon us, buying a home is probably the last thing on your mind. Before you put your house hunting plans on hold, there are many good reasons to buy a home during the holidays. If you’re sick and tired of coming up short on bidding wars, the holidays can be the perfect time to find your dream home for less. Here are five good reasons to buy a home during the holidays.   1. Less Competition from Buyers If you live in a big city like Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver where there’s a shortage of inventory, the holidays can be the…
  • The Biggest Mortgage Headlines of 2014

    The Housing Block
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The factors behind your mortgage rate Penelope Graham, Editor, RateSupermarket.ca MoneyWise It has been a busy year for Canada’s housing market – and we don’t just mean the rampant bidding wars erupting in the nation’s hottest urban markets. The economic factors affecting both fixed and variable-rate pricing both experienced their fair share of ups and downs. From speculation over the Bank of Canada’s stagnant Prime rate to the largest lenders jumping into the fixed discounting fray, here are the top mortgage newsmakers of 2014.   Penelope Graham is the Editor of Money…
  • 4 Gift Ideas to Create a Smarter Home

    The Housing Block
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:34 pm
    There’s a revolution coming: the smart home revolution. Although we may not have flying cars like in the movie, Back to the Future,  we’re partway there with smart devices. Smart devices are designed to make our lives easier. Instead of wasting time adjusting your thermostat, you can adjust it while you’re at the office with your smart phone. Smart devices communicate with us through different protocols like 3G, Bluetooth and WiFi. Here are a few gift ideas to help you create a smarter home.   1. Mr. Coffee Smart Coffeemaker Why crawl out of bed to put on the kettle for your…
  • Decorating for Christmas? Why you Should Think Twice, If Your Home Is For Sale

    The Housing Block
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:59 am
    Source: www.vizimac.com December used to be a slow month for real estate. Not anymore. In cities like Toronto and Vancouver where there is a chronic shortage of single family homes, many buyers will go house hunting  right up until Christmas in hopes of finding their dream home. December remains a decent time for sellers to list their properties because there are fewer homes on the market and less competition.   If you decide to list your home in December, one of the important questions you’ll have to grapple with is whether you’ll decorate your home for Christmas. Although…
  • Prince Philip Home by Thellend Fortin Architectes

    The Housing Block
    9 Dec 2014 | 12:37 pm
    About Thellend Fortin Architectes This project involved the expansion of a spacious single-story Outremont residence built in the 1960s. Situated on a site with a steep incline and majestic view, the two-floor expansion was designed to offer a generous window on the horizon. The architectural concept involved the addition of living spaces in the form of a long ribbon situated laterally to and in line with the contours of the existing structure. This ribbon folds and unfolds, thus offering multiple views of the surrounding landscape. The interior comprises open adjoining living spaces bathed…
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  • What’s Available Wednesday? Philadelphia!

    Jackie McGinnis
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:36 am
    Guess which city we love today? Here’s a hint – it’s the city of brotherly love! That’s right, we’re back to eating cheese steaks again today off in Philly! Hipster has its eyes on Philadelphia for several reasons! First, it’s got these amazingly low and super investor-friendly buy in prices! Next, it’s job-centric with job creation being seriously on the rise here. Finally, this little city that could and can is home to 92 colleges and universities – making it super stable for the rental pool! Today’s hot find is a real gem – check it out! Single-Family Home…
  • Snowboarding is JUST Like Real Estate Investing: Here’s How

    Jackie McGinnis
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:30 am
    Real estate investing is just like snowboarding. Wait, don’t stop reading if you don’t snowboard; you’ll still be able to follow along, I promise. I love this time of year because my anticipations about getting back into snowboarding are getting stronger by the day (although obviously not strong enough because I haven’t driven out to the perfectly snowy slopes yet). As I was pondering my upcoming snowboarding season, I flashed back to last year, which was the first time I ever went backcountry snowboarding. I remember when I did that how I almost immediately started thinking about how…
  • What’s Available Wednesday? Houston!

    Jackie McGinnis
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:52 am
    Who’s ready to travel? Today we’re flying over to Texas: Houston to be exact. As you may know, Hipster has an eye on the Lone Star State in a big way. Both Dallas and Houston are home to strong markets for investors right now. Why? Jobs, stable markets, stable tenants and growth! Houston specifically was ranked by AOL Real Estate as having the #1 healthiest real estate market in the country. Yes – #1! The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics rates Houston as #2 for cities with job creation. Wow. Not only that but Forbes actually ranked Houston as the top city to buy a home in the entire…
  • 6 Non-Negotiable Habits of a Successful Real Estate Investor

    Jackie McGinnis
    9 Dec 2014 | 8:25 am
    Ever wonder what it takes to be successful in real estate investing? Ever wonder if you can do it? I’m here to tell you that you can. Real estate investing isn’t the easiest thing out there to do, but it can certainly be done. Now is probably an easier time to start investing than ever in the past because of how many resources are available to help you learn it all. I think back to pre-internet days and wonder how in the world people like my grandfather (who was quite the feisty investor) figured out how to invest at all because it’s not like they had easy access to any how-to…
  • What’s Available Wednesday? Trenton!

    Jackie McGinnis
    3 Dec 2014 | 10:13 am
    So- Hipster fell in love: with Trenton, NJ…. What do we find so attractive about this city located between New York and Philly? Everything! The location is just right: poised for real growth in an in-demand locale. Unemployment is significantly low here. Lots of stable renters. Timing is everything and right now Trenton has some incredible low buy-in deals and some excellent no-hassle properties for you to choose from. Today’s property comes with a tenant in place as a condition of closing and free tenant replacement (no leasing fee) during your first year of ownership! Duplex…
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  • 3D Printed Homes: The Future of Real Estate?

    Geneva Ives
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Here at Point2, we love thinking about the future! (We’re total technology geeks, it’s true.) In the past we’ve written posts about the homes of the future and reviewed some pretty cool predictions about what the listings of tomorrow will look like. Today we’re happy to announce that tomorrow might be here even sooner than we thought! Modern 3D printing technology is making it possible to actually print homes, often very efficiently in terms of both cost and materials. 3D printing is the process of “printing” a three-dimensional object from a digital file…
  • 3 New Year’s Resolutions for Real Estate Agents

    Geneva Ives
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:14 am
    Agents, New Year’s Eve is just two weeks away! Have you cemented your resolutions for the new year yet? Well of course we’re all going to exercise more, eat healthier, go to bed earlier and all that jazz. But how about making a few New Year’s resolutions that will help your business and are easier to keep? Here are three suggestions to help you start 2015 with your best foot forward: Get More Leads More leads is a great way to start off the New Year. Chances are, if you’re a Point2 Agent member, there are a few things you could be doing right now to get the ball…
  • Managing Client Expectations

    Yardi Yardi
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Thanks to the Internet, clients have a wealth of information available at their fingertips. The downside is that not all of the information available is accurate or up-to-date, and many clients are unsure of how to interpret what they find in well-meaning articles online. Sometimes clients’ research and expectations are so far from reality that REALTORS® would be better off starting from scratch. Managing expectations can be tough for even the most seasoned agents, but with a few tips, this frustrating process can be a bit easier—maybe even fun. Learn from reality TV While real estate…
  • The Point2 Winter Promo: Unwrap Major Savings

    Geneva Ives
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:42 am
    ‘Tis the season to give yourself the gift of more leads. If what you really want in the coming year is more exposure for your listings and your real estate business, now’s the time to take advantage of our winter sale. Starting today, you can save up to $400 on the lead-generating power of Point2 Agent! Here’s the skinny: Get Point2 Agent Pro for only $399 for one full year! (Regularly $549) Get a gorgeous, mobile-friendly real estate website that’s easy to use Also get 5 single property websites to showcase your listings Promote your listings and your services with 3 FREE Featured…
  • Funny Real Estate: Christmas Edition (Part II)

    Geneva Ives
    12 Dec 2014 | 9:52 am
    Ho ho ho! It’s everyone’s favorite time of year again. Time to wrap presents, trim the tree and light the house. Last year’s Funny Real Estate: Christmas Edition continues to be such a popular post that we decided to create another one. Take a gander at the hilarious Christmas-themed real estate listing photos and comics we’ve rounded up this year. And please, feel free to share our finds with your clients and colleagues! Christmas Real Estate Comics Christmas Real Estate Photos Either Santa is much larger than we thought OR we are looking at pictures of a recently listed doll house.
 
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    Keeping Current Matters

  • Do You Fit the Description of the Typical First Time Homebuyer?

    The KCM Crew
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    There are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might wonder if it makes sense to purchase a house before they are married and have a family. Others may think they are too young. And still others might think their current income would never enable them to qualify for a mortgage. We want to share what the typical first time homebuyer actually looks like based on the National Association of REALTORS most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers. Here are some interesting revelations on the first time buyer: Bottom…
  • Two Great Reasons to Buy not Rent

    The KCM Crew
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    There are many young people debating whether they should renew the lease on their apartment or sign a contract to purchase their first home. Based on a recent study, here are two reasons buying a home might make more sense: 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.
  • 2015: The Return of the Millennial Home Buyer

    The KCM Crew
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Earlier this month, Zillow predicted that millennial buyers (under the age of 35) will become the largest group of buyers, overtaking Gen X (35-50 years old) by the end of 2015. Dr. Stan Humphries, Zillow Chief Economist, explained: "Roughly 42 percent of millennials say they want to buy a home in the next one to five years, compared to just 31 percent of Generation X, and by the end of 2015 millennials will become the largest home-buying age group. The lack of home-buying activity from millennials thus far is decidedly not because this generation isn't interested in homeownership, but…
  • New York Times: Homeownership is Best Way To Build Wealth

    The KCM Crew
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    The New York Times recently published an editorial entitled, Homeownership and Wealth Creation The housing market has made a strong recovery, not only in sales and prices, but also in the confidence of consumers and experts as an investment. The article explains: “Homeownership long has been central to Americans’ ability to amass wealth; even with the substantial decline in wealth after the housing bust, the net worth of homeowners over time has significantly outpaced that of renters, who tend as a group to accumulate little if any wealth.” Many of the points that were made in the…
  • Year-over-Year Change in Home Sales by Price Point [INFOGRAPHIC]

    The KCM Crew
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Members: Sign in now to set up your Personalized Posts & start sharing today! Not a Member Yet? Click Here to learn more about KCM's newest feature, Personalized Posts.
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  • Mortgage Debt Cancellation Relief Passes Senate

    Nancy Moeller
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:21 pm
    The Senate passed mortgage debt cancellation relief as part of a large “tax-extender” bill just before adjourning for the year, giving REALTORS® a hard-fought legislative victory. The provision prohibits the IRS from taxing debt lenders forgive in a short sale, foreclosure, or loan modification for the 2014 tax year. The House passed the provision last week, and President Obama is expected to sign it into law. The legislation also includes one-year extensions of the 15-year depreciation schedule for leasehold improvements and the deduction for improvements to energy efficient…
  • Rent Increases Expected to Continue through 2015

    Nancy Moeller
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:49 pm
    CNBC’s Diana Olick recently reported that rents in the residential housing sector continued to rise in 2014. She interviewed Jed Kolko, Chief Economist at Trulia, who revealed: “Rents are rising because of strong demand that supply hasn’t kept up with. Nearly all the new households are renters, and young people moving out of their parents’ homes will keep fueling rental demand.” Where are rents headed in 2015? The question now is where rents will be heading over the next twelve months. In a press release last week, Zillow chief economist Dr. Stan Humphries predicted…
  • Will an Increase in Interest Rates Crush Home Prices?

    Nancy Moeller
    4 Dec 2014 | 12:07 pm
      There are some who are calling for a substantial drop in home prices should mortgage interest rates begin to rise rapidly. Intuitively that makes sense. The cost of a home is determined by the price of the home and the price of financing that home. If mortgage interest rates increase, less people will be able to buy. The logic says prices will fall if demand decreases. However, history shows us that this has not been the case the last four times mortgage interest rates dramatically increased. Here is a graph showing what actually did happen:     We will have to wait and see…
  • NAR’s November Existing Home Sales Report [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Nancy Moeller
    4 Dec 2014 | 11:53 am
    The post NAR’s November Existing Home Sales Report [INFOGRAPHIC] appeared first on Seven Gables Real Estate - The Moeller Team.
  • Should you hold real estate as community property or joint tenancy?

    Nancy Moeller
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:47 pm
    How do you and your spouse hold title to your home, investment property and other real estate holdings? From a tax perspective, the impact can be dramatic. This is because the law allows a 100 percent step-up in basis for assets held as “Community Property” and only a 50 percent step-up in basis for assets held as “Joint Tenants”. So what’s the benefit of stepped up basis? Well, let’s say that you and your spouse purchased a investment property in Anaheim for $100,000 in 1981. If the home is now worth $250,000, you have a $150,000 built-in gain ($250,000…
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  • 2015 Predictions: 5 Changes that Can Influence Crowdfunding

    admin
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:05 am
    Over the years, the crowdfunding industry has made considerable progress enabling entrepreneurs in startups and small businesses to raise capital in different portals. Although regulation of the industry is still wanting, several changes are likely to happen in 2015. These will help shape how crowdfunding will be conducted in the United States. Here are some key predictions on the 2015 happenings in the crowdfunding scene: 1. PROMULGATED CROWDFUNDING REGULATIONS WILL BE OPERATIONAL ONLY BY 2016 It is two and a half years since the enactment of Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act in…
  • The Great Comeback of 2014: Top 5 US Real Estate Projects Funded by the Crowd

    admin
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:05 am
    by David Drake From its early days as a concept used to provide funding for innovative startup ideas, crowdfunding has since evolved into an investment vehicle used to fund million-dollar large scale projects across the globe. In recent times, real estate has been a major hotspot for crowdfunding activities with huge amounts raised by developers across the globe to fund their projects. Through online crowdfunding platforms, developers are now able to raise funds to complement what comes from traditional sources of finance such as banks and institutional investors. Since the JOBS Act took…
  • Recommendation To the S.E.C. – Investor Licensing

    admin
    9 Dec 2014 | 5:13 am
    by Anthony Zeoli, Guest Contributor As I have addressed in several of my prior posts, there is an ongoing debate as to whether the S.E.C. should modify the current “accredited investor” standards and, if so, how should they be changed. Regardless of how you may weigh in on the issue, it is hard to deny the fact that there is just not enough useable data regarding private placements (or the types of persons/entities that invest in them) to make an educated assessment as to the potential effects of any changes to these standards. I believe that, unless changes are made to the…
  • CNBC Arabia Talks to Macroeconomist David Drake About Crowdfunding Sites Such As American Homeowner Preservation

    admin
    4 Dec 2014 | 6:12 am
    David Drake went live on CNBC Arabia’s Bursat Show, which broadcasts from Dubai Mega City, on November 24, 2014 to discuss crowdfunding sites such as American Homeowner Preservation Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 29, 2014 David Drake was interviewed on CNBC Arabia’s Bursat TV show last week as macroeconomist and early-stage equity expert. Drake shared insight on global economics such as the monetary policies of the central banks of Europe, China and the United States. He also talked about the rapidly growing crowdfunding industry opportunities in the real estate sector, including sites…
  • The Future Tech of Online Investments: Institutional Investors and Crowd Financiers Converge for Real Estate, Oil & Gas, and Mining Industries

    admin
    2 Dec 2014 | 6:01 am
    By David Drake It was a confluence of some of today’s most dynamic investment and financial minds. And quite expectedly, it got everyone all pumped-up for the future. Players from the oil, gas, mining, and real estate industries were treated to a gathering of expert insights leading to a broader perspective on capital formation and investments during the “Family Office and Crowdfunding Conference” on 13  November 2014 at The Players Club in New York City. Organized by The Soho Loft Conferences, FundingPost, and Victoria Global, with Veritas Energy Management LLC as diamond sponsor,…
 
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  • 10 Days to Christmas and 10 Tips to Along the Way

    15 Dec 2014 | 2:38 pm
    With only TEN days left until Christmas, I thought I should share some fun and interesting ideas Ive learned throughout the years about this festive and frantic time of year: 1. Santa DOES NOT have to eat all the cookies and milk left for him. I found that out having to stuff myself year after year with 11 (10 plus 1 extra in case Santa is hungry) cookies and a BIG TALL glass of milk left out for hours :( 2. Santas Christmas cards should not be in your own handwriting. Its a good idea to have someone else write the card. Your children are much more attentive to those little details than you…
  • Calgary Property Pros Market Update - December 2014

    4 Dec 2014 | 10:59 pm
    Happy Holidays Christmas begins about the first of December with an office party and ends when you finally realize what you spent, around April fifteenth of the next year.  ~P.J. ORourke, Modern Manners: An Etiquette Book for Rude PeopleWishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season spent creating memorable moments with loved ones. May the Christmas spirit live on and our hearts remain open, if not all year long, maybe for just one more day... Have a Happy Hanukkah, very Merry Christmas and all the Best that the New Year brings Alan   Our December 2014 E-Newsletter is out and full of…
  • Tips for Moving in the Winter

    29 Nov 2014 | 10:52 am
    So you purchased a house in the busy Fall real estate market and got a great house; but now you have to move as the snow is blowing in. Dont fret Winter is actually a great time to move since its cheaper to hire the moving companies than in the spring or summer. However, there are certain issues you should be aware of before the move to make it easier. 1. Visit the property the day before the move to make sure the driveway and walkways are clear of snow and ice. Sprinkle with ice melter or sand if needed. 2. With the snow all piled up on either side of the walkways and driveways, access to…
  • Tips to Prepare for the Cold Season Ahead

    17 Nov 2014 | 1:21 pm
    As the mercury drops outside, it’s that time of the year again to warm up inside. We hear this every year and it is best practise to start winterizing around September before the first snow fall but it’s never too late if you can save some extra cash during the frosty season. Here are some tips to help you stay warm: Save money two ways by choosing not to eat out and cook at home instead. The heat generated from the stove warms up the house. After baking, keep the oven door open to release the heat into the air. Use the oven or toaster oven to bake dishes rather than the deep fry…
  • Grow Your Investments With Buy And Hold Properties

    28 Jan 2014 | 4:07 pm
    CR3PRAAV9VPJ When seeking to build your wealth through real estate investments, a great agent with a wealth of experience such as Alan Zunec can be of great asset — although real estate investments are generally the easiest when it comes to investment decisions. However, it can be a little tricky when it comes to negotiating, statistics and legalities — especially if you are unsure of what to do. When looking for investment properties, seek out communities that are up and coming or a property that is capable of generating a minimum of $1000.00 per month. The money or a portion of the…
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  • Month End November 2014 Homes Sold in Toronto

    Melissa Marchesano
    5 Dec 2014 | 8:46 am
    Although the active listings at the end of November were down in comparison to last year, the year-over-year trend of homes sold in Toronto this November continued to grow. Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 6,519 residential homes sold in Toronto in November 2014, which was up 2.6% compared to 6,354 sales reported in November 2013.  The post Month End November 2014 Homes Sold in Toronto appeared first on Zoocasa Life.
  • Month End November 2014 Homes Sold in Vancouver

    Melissa Marchesano
    5 Dec 2014 | 8:21 am
    Typically a quiet time of year for real estate, residential homes sold in Vancouver reached 2,516, a 17.7% decline compared to the 3,057 sales in October 2014. Even with the dip from October, November sales were unusually high. In fact, last month’s sales were nearly 7% above the 10-year sales average for the month, and saw an 8.4% increase over the 2,321 sales in November 2013. The post Month End November 2014 Homes Sold in Vancouver appeared first on Zoocasa Life.
  • Buying a home without a garage/driveway? Consider this…

    Aimee Beck
    28 Nov 2014 | 11:42 am
    If you’re looking to save some money by avoiding the purchase of a vehicle, you might be interested in buying a home without a garage or driveway. Great thinking, if you plan to live in a metropolis with lots of public transportation at your doorstep. If you’re not sure whether to buy a home with or without a garage or driveway, here are three considerations to keep in mind. How will you get from A to B? This might seem obvious, but if you won’t have a vehicle, how will you get around? It can cost a small fortune to take cabs everywhere, so that’s not necessarily a good plan –…
  • Booming Real Estate Market Changes How Canadians Shop

    Melissa Marchesano
    28 Nov 2014 | 11:41 am
    Local businesses face unique challenges More than 1.2 million Canadians move every year, spending a collective $11 billion on moving-related products and services, such as interior decor, home repair, electronics, furniture, appliances and even new cars. They’re also searching for new gyms, grocery stores, restaurants, pubs, salons and other retail stores. A recent study by Canada Post and Stats Canada shows that 81% of movers are willing to try new products and services, including telco, grocery, retail, financial services and gas. It’s a massive market and local businesses know…
  • Mid-November 2014 Homes Sold in GTA

    Melissa Marchesano
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:37 pm
    According to the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB), Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 3,350 sales through the TorontoMLS system during the first half of November 2014–that’s up 8.3% year over year. New listings are also up, though not as dramatically, by 2.2%. The average price of Toronto home sales during the first two weeks of November was $579,834–up 7.6% from 2013.  Home buyers in the GTA continue to compete for what TREB is calling, “a constrained supply of singles, semis and townhouses.”  The post Mid-November 2014 Homes Sold in GTA appeared first on…
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  • Legendary Homes Inc. is your Modular Home Dealer in Michigan

    admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Legendary Homes Inc. is Michigan’s premiere modular home dealer. For over 20 years we have helped families acquire quality and affordable modular homes in Michigan. It is our commitment as a modular home dealer to put you, the customer first, and to help you find the perfect home for your living needs including capes, ranches and two storey modular home, as well as single wide and sectional modular homes built by several quality manufacturers. Our Goal as Your Modular Home Dealer As your modular home dealer our goal is your satisfaction. Our reputation for quality and service after the…
  • Why Select Modular Home Dealer Who Is Also A General Contractor?

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    17 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    The ideal situation for someone buying a modular home is to work with a modular home dealer who can also function as the general contractor. This post explains how having a modular home dealer as in charge of the whole project offers the following benefits. Responsibilities of a Modular Home Dealer A modular home dealer – especially one who has been building modular homes for a few years – has acquired the requisite construction knowledge A modular home dealer – especially one who has been with the same manufacturer for a few years – knows specifically what the…
  • Finding the Right Modular Home Company in Jackson, Michigan

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    16 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Many customers look for the right modular home company and it’s a process that’s both difficult and confusing. It is not like shopping for a new car. There are no consumer magazines offering comparisons and recommendations on modular home companies. Unless you know several people who have already built modular home and can offer advice on specific modular home company, it may be hard to take the first step. To give you tips on how to choose for a modular home company in Jackson, Michigan here are some of the things you need to know about Legendary Homes Inc.; Modular Home Company Designs…
  • What Lies Beneath the Modular Home Construction Industry

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    15 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Modular home construction industry has been growing by 20- 25% annually in the US. It is seen to be budding in the coming years as more customers have accepted its benefits. One of every ten homes built in the Michigan is a modular home. Modular Home Construction A modular home represents both cutting-edge technology and quicker build-times for today’s home buyer. Modular homes are assembled in a controlled environment where they are out of the weather and have increasing build quality and efficiency. Factories purchase materials and supplies at huge discounts and pass on these savings…
  • Modular Home Addition and Its Environmental Effect

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    13 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Environmentally friendly modular home addition has been around for quite some time, especially in Michigan, but its popularity has increased in recent years. This has created a consumer demand for the modular home construction industry to incorporate more responsible practices, to which they have responded with increased efforts in efficient resource use. This renewed interest has also inspired the ingenuity to find new sustainably produced materials that can be incorporated into the construction of modular home additions. Modular home addition is green because they reduce material waste,…
 
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  • Dick Clark's 'Flintstones' House Finally Sells

    Melissa Allison
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Photo: IMDb Of all the throwbacks in Los Angeles, Dick Clark seemed one of the least likely to live in a cave. But there it was, perched above the Pacific Ocean and surrounded by parks and wilderness — and sitting on the market for almost three years. The walls of Clark’s longtime Malibu home are stone inside and out, leading some to call it the “Flintstones House.” The secluded 1-bedroom, 1.5-bath home sits on 22 acres and offers 360-degree views of mountains and sea. It has vaulted ceilings in the living and dining rooms, and sunset views from the master suite. The…
  • Ellen Asks $16M for Two Condos She Bought Last Summer

    Melissa Allison
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Photo: IMDb Celebrity house flipper Ellen DeGeneres has listed adjacent high-rise condos in Los Angeles for $15.99 million. She paid that much for them in July, according to the Los Angeles Times, which broke the story. DeGeneres bought the condos after selling the architecturally celebrated Brody House for $55 million. She’d owned it for six months. Together, the condos occupy an entire floor of a Westwood condo building, with views of a golf course and downtown Los Angeles. They homes have been redone with stone and oak flooring, stone countertops and wine storage. The smaller…
  • Real Estate Q&A: Buying a Home as an Investment

    ProfessorBaron.com
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:54 am
    Real estate investor and Zillow Blog contributor Leonard Baron answers questions from readers regarding buying, selling and investing. Have a question? Send it to Leonard@ProfessorBaron.com Buying a home as an investment Hi Professor — I am considering buying a personal residence, and I believe it will be an investment. However, lots of news articles and experts say it is not an investment. What’s the correct answer? Pascal M., Washington, DC Hi Pascal – A house is, with 100-percent certainty, an investment. An investment is the outlay of money (i.e., a home down…
  • Marsala: Using Pantone's 2015 Color of the Year in Your Home

    Kerrie Kelly
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:45 am
    Over the past month, some of our favorite paint manufacturers have announced their top colors for the new year. Kelly Moore touts the vibrant blue of its Coast Surf, Sherwin Williams goes preppy and powerful with Coral Reef, Benjamin Moore brings on the soft organic tone of Guilford Green and Pittsburgh Paints flaunts bold and bohemian Blue Paisley for 2015. Meanwhile, Pantone, the design industry’s color authority, has chosen its own Color of the Year for 2015: Marsala, an earthy reddish-brown shade. Marsala “has an organic and sophisticated air,” says Pantone’s Leatrice…
  • Your Legal Rights Against Holiday Noise and Lights

    Avvo
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:57 am
    By Mera Baker, Legal Department at Patch of Land During the holidays, seasonal decorations are a common sight on shingles and lawns across the country. The standard trimmings of lights and inflatable Santas make for a cheery atmosphere, but what do you do when you are kept up at night by a sea of light, blaring music or a flood of awe-struck onlookers? If you have the unfortunate displeasure of living next to the Griswolds, and their over-the-top cheer is putting a severe strain on your holiday experience or affecting the use of your own private property, you may be able to take action and…
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    The Leading Real Estate Marketing Blog

  • Best Real Estate CRM’s reviewed

    Andrew Gale
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:54 pm
    With so many software’s out there, someone had to make a list of the best real estate CRM’s and do a comparison! If we missed any let us know in the comments below.   Follow Up Boss http://www.followupboss.com/ Never Lose Another Real Estate Lead Follow up boss looks really easy to use but, comes with ... The post Best Real Estate CRM’s reviewed appeared first on The Leading Real Estate Marketing Blog.
  • Real Estate Websites And Technology You Should Know About

    Andrew Gale
    10 Dec 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Real estate websites and the technology companies that are building them are starting to move fast. More and more companies are popping up into the real estate website game, which is a good thing.     Boston Logic http://www.bostonlogic.com/ “Real estate software that propels profit” Designs look a little bit dated but, the software has ... The post Real Estate Websites And Technology You Should Know About appeared first on The Leading Real Estate Marketing Blog.
  • 5 Tools To Increase Leads From Your Real Estate Website

    Andrew Gale
    1 Dec 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Chances are your real estate website is losing 90%+ of its traffic. Here are some tools to help turn visitors into leads.   OfferChat www.offerchat.com – free  OfferChat is a free live chat you can install on your website to interact with your audience. Live chats have been known to increase the amount of visitors ... The post 5 Tools To Increase Leads From Your Real Estate Website appeared first on The Leading Real Estate Marketing Blog.
  • Get More People To Share Your Real Estate Content Backed By Data

    Andrew Gale
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:33 pm
    New York Times recently did a study with 2,500 medium/heavy online ‘sharers’ and conducted segmentation to identify the main types of sharers. 1.  To bring valuable and entertaining content to others 49% of people say sharing allows them to inform others of products they care about and potentially change opinions or encourage action. 94% carefully ... The post Get More People To Share Your Real Estate Content Backed By Data appeared first on The Leading Real Estate Marketing Blog.
  • Real Estate Content Strategies To Win Leads

    Andrew Gale
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:09 pm
     Different types of real estate content have different types of strategies that should be attached to them. A great real estate content plan includes all types of content working together to execute a greater plan.   Keyword Intent Real Estate Content Intent based keywords are the absolute best type of content to create and rank ... The post Real Estate Content Strategies To Win Leads appeared first on The Leading Real Estate Marketing Blog.
 
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  • 3 Surprising Stats Expose Unrealistic Buyer Expectations

    18 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    With the latest technology at our fingertips, we’re now programmed to expect instant answers. Anyone with a smartphone, tablet, laptop or any other neat technical gadget that has internet access can ask Google a question any time - day or night - and get an immediate response. But how is the abundance of instant information impacting our communication with others?  At the very least, it’s decreasing our collective patience with wait times. At most, it’s completely changing how entire industries operate – particularly those that have historically relied on client relationships.
  • Grow Your Real Estate Brand with Video Marketing

    17 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    You already know that a strong online presence and a good marketing strategy are key to growing your real estate brand and business – but what else can you do to expand your online presence, improve your website search rankings and gain better overall business visibility? Incorporate video marketing. Why Video: It’s free It’s easy It helps tremendously with search ranking Why Video Ranks So Well: First, you may have noticed that relevant video ranks first in search results, which is awesome. Second, YouTube – a well-known video host – is the second-largest search engine in the…
  • Managing Client Stress is Good for Business

    16 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Today, Debb James shares her thoughts on how to help your clients manage their emotions and stress levels throughout a real estate transaction. An anxious client is a difficult client - so do yourself (and your client) a favor and read this article! Here's Debb:
  • Reach More Buyer Leads in 2015

    15 Dec 2014 | 3:22 pm
    90% of home buyers start their search online - are you reaching those buyers? Connect with more home shoppers in 2015 by taking advantage of one or more of the following online real estate lead generation tools:
  • The 2015 Ultimate Guide to Real Estate Marketing

    12 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Coming soon... Get the most comprehensive real estate marketing resource available and get ready for a hugely successful 2015! Pre-register now to get your copy:
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  • London Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Dec 2014

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Keller Williams Greater Columbus Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for London * Median Listing Price: $184,950 0.03% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $95.0000 0.03% Total Listings: 107 -0.10% Total Listings Previous Months: November October 119 126 -0.06% -0.06% * All data pertains to single-family homes London Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Dec 2014 London OH Subdivisions Amherst Meadows Brooks Edge Buckingham Pl - Phase 1 Chevington Chevington Place Choctaw Lake Choctaw Lake - Private Lake Community Country Downing Circle Glade Hill Hickory Grove Estates Kensington Condominums Lafayette London Village Madison Lake Mirick Estates Rural…
  • Lockbourne Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Dec 2014

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Keller Williams Greater Columbus Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Lockbourne * Median Listing Price: $132,320 -0.07% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $87.0000 -0.09% Total Listings: 8 -0.27% Total Listings Previous Months: November October 11 16 -0.31% 0.07% * All data pertains to single-family homes Lockbourne Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Dec 2014 Lockbourne OH Subdivisions Mordecai Cloud Rural Shadeville Lockbourne Homes for Sale / Columbus Homes for Sale HECM For Purchase - Buy a Home With As Little as 40% Down if you are 62 or Older The Buckeye Realty TeamKeller Williams Greater Columbus Realty 1715 Hill Road N Pickerington,…
  • Lithopolis Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Dec 2014

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Keller Williams Greater Columbus Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:07 am
    Today's Market Trends for Lithopolis * Median Listing Price: $198,820 0.03% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $76.0000 0% Total Listings: 11 Total Listings Previous Months: November October 11 8 0.38% 0% * All data pertains to single-family homes Lithopolis Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Dec 2014 Lithopolis OH Subdivisions Bloom Canyon Stoney Bluff Wagnalls Run Wilson Farms Lithopolis Homes for Sale / Columbus Homes for Sale HECM For Purchase - Buy a Home With As Little as 40% Down if you are 62 or Older The Buckeye Realty TeamKeller Williams Greater Columbus Realty 1715 Hill Road N…
  • Lewis Center Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Dec 2014

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Keller Williams Greater Columbus Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:05 am
    Today's Market Trends for Lewis Center * Median Listing Price: $349,860 0.04% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $118.0000 0.03% Total Listings: 59 -0.24% Total Listings Previous Months: November October 78 88 -0.11% 0.1% * All data pertains to single-family homes Lewis Center Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Dec 2014 Lewis Center OH Subdivisions Abbey Knoll Abbey Knolls Alum Crossing Bale Kenyon Bluff Bryn Mawr Cross Creek Estates Of Glen Oak Estates Of Walker Woods Estates Of Woodstone Glen Oak Hidden Reserve Hidden Springs Hidden Springs 1 Hidden Springs Ii Little Bear Village Mariner's Watch…
  • Lancaster Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Dec 2014

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Keller Williams Greater Columbus Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:45 am
    Today's Market Trends for Lancaster * Median Listing Price: $171,230 0.02% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $84.0000 0% Total Listings: 232 -0.03% Total Listings Previous Months: November October 238 269 -0.12% -0.02% * All data pertains to single-family homes Lancaster Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Dec 2014 Lancaster OH Subdivisions Avery Hills Baldwin Heights Beverly Hills Caffee Carpico College Green Collegeview Collegeview Acres Collegeview Estates Crestview Manor Dan Danehys 2nd Add Earl Peters Earl Peters Sub Div 6 Lot 129 Earle E Campbell Sub Hills & Dales Hop Co Add Huffer Durdin…
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    Housing Blog

  • 8 Awesome Decor Ideas For A Cool House

    Resident Blogger
    13 Dec 2014 | 1:57 am
    1. Herb Garden In Your Kitchen If we’ve learnt anything from binge-watching Masterchef, it’s the difference between a soufflé and a mousse; and that fresh produce from your own little herb garden is always the best! Apart from ensuring that your kitchen will always smell nice and inviting, a small herb garden has an obvious functional use as well. Several leaves that are usually used to garnish Indian food come from tiny plants that can be easily grown in your home, like Curry Leaves (kadipatta), Mint, Coriander; as well as other popular ones like Parsley and Basil.
  • Housing: Our Passion is Product

    Resident Blogger
    30 Nov 2014 | 6:50 am
    Like every business, Housing has often faced an existential problem too – what is it that we stand for? And the answers have always been and will always be more than one. But over time, we have found that one thing all of us are invariably very passionate about is product. Let me tell you why. Why we do what we do? Because businesses don’t solve problems, a product does. We believe a great product should pilot a business and not the other way round. A great, innovative product changes the course of an entire industry and eventually, the entire mankind. A great product doesn’t just…
  • Introducing Online Rental Agreements

    Resident Blogger
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:21 pm
    There’s already a lot on a person’s mind when searching for a house, and the technicalities and complexities involved while renting a property can be frustratingly tedious. Housing’s primary focus has always been to simplify the lives of home seekers. The Online Rental Agreements service (currently operational in Bangalore) is a unique, first of its kind service for an online property portal in India. The service gives users a platform through which they can create rental agreements that are legal, customize them as per their requirements, and know the correct stamp duty through an…
  • Mumbai Reinvestment Factors

    Resident Blogger
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:12 pm
    With demand for housing and new project development picking up, real estate prices in Mumbai have grown at close to 5% in 2014. The sector is likely to grow at an accelerated pace in the near future, making investment in property increasingly lucrative. Entering the market at the right time could yield high returns for the smart investor. However, there are other key considerations an investor has to make before the final decision to invest. Foremost among these is location. An overwhelming majority of Mumbai’s new projects have come up in the Mumbai Suburban district, indicating a trend of…
  • 10 Secluded Houses That are a Loner’s Paradise

    Resident Blogger
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:03 am
    1. The ‘We definitely do not want neighbours’’ House This now iconic image of the solitary white house nestled in a bowl-shaped island, comes from Elliðaey, in Iceland. It is one of many islands in an archipelago, off the Southern coast of the country. It is now utilised as a shelter and sauna for hunters who visit the island during the Puffin hunting season. Source : https://www.flickr.com/photos/zanthia/3892473902/sizes/l 2. The ‘LOTR fans, rejoice!’ House This adorable, almost inconspicuous house, is a real and fully functional Hobbit House; built in Wales, UK. This is one…
 
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  • Arizona Christmas Holiday Experiences

    William Morris
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:59 am
    Holiday Christmas Experiences in ArizonaArizona has beautiful weather, especially in the winter, but do you find it hard to get into the Christmas spirit?  Tempatures in the 70's or 80's and blue sky and sunshine is amazing for December and is likely one of the reasons you live in Arizona.  Those conditions don't exactly scream Christmas Holiday Season.  Fortunately, you can head to Northern Arizona to make December feel a little more like the Holidays.  Places in Northern Arizona have taken the Christmas experience to a new level.The Polar ExpressThe Grand Canyon Railway…
  • Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway Expansion

    William Morris
    8 Dec 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway 3D Fly-Through Video The proposed Loop 202 freeway, also known as the South Mountain Freeway, would run east and west along Pecos Road and then turn north between 55th and 63rd avenues, connecting with Interstate 10 on each end.  The South Mountain Freeway is the last piece to complete the Loop 202 and Loop 101 freeway system necessary for high-quality regional mobility.The Loop 202 expansion will be a great thing for many Phoenix area residents.  It will help connect parts of the Valley better than ever before.  However, this expansion will…
  • Phoenix Area Christmas and Holiday Lights and Events

    William Morris
    4 Dec 2014 | 11:46 am
    Christmas and Holidays in ArizonaNow that Thanksgiving is over, every one is turning their attention to the holiday season.  In Phoenix and many other parts of Arizona have several different events to attend for the whole family.  The holidays are a great time in the Phoenix area.  People are able to go out and enjoy the holiday season without it being too cold, or even worry about being out in the snow.  The communities have done a fantastic job about celebrating and bringing people together.  If you are looking to get out and be a part of the celebration or even…
  • Happy Thanksgiving from Arizona!!!

    William Morris
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:02 am
    Happy Thanksgiving from ArizonaIt is another beautiful day in Arizona with blue skies and sunshine.  I hope that everyone no matter where you are has a happy Thanksgiving!  So far this year has been full of challenges and surprises.  I am Thankful for the people I work with that help me be successful and help teach me new things all the time.  I am thankful for friends and family who have supported me in my real estate career and in life.  I am also thankful for all the people that serve in our Armed Forces that keep us safe.Once again, I hope everyone has a great…
  • Maricopa Investment

    William Morris
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Invest In Maricopa, ArizonaI have begun to get several inquiries about investment properties in Maricopa, Arizona.  After the housing market crashed their were a lot of home in the Maricopa area for sale, and especially foreclosures.  Many of the houses were in poor condition and investors saw opportunity.  Maricopa was able to overcome the hardships and started to look like a great place to live again.  However, many of the good deals in Maricopa dried up.Recently, some solid deals in the area have begun to emerge again.  Some of these homes are coming up at less…
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  • The Best Tenant Screening Service Is Earned

    18 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    When it comes to tenant screening, you owe it to your business and your other tenants to ensure that you only use the best tenant screening service.
  • 5 Benefits to Showing Tenant Gratitude with a Christmas Basket

    4 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    It's that time of year again; the time of year for goodwill toward mankind. This year, you may find that showing a little gratitude toward your tenants with a Christmas basket can result in a number of benefits.
  • Considerations to Setting Rent Price

    27 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Ideally, the right rent price for your rental property would be a price that would allow you to bring in the most profit. Unfortunately, the process of setting rent prices is a bit more complicated than that.
  • Living the Small American Landlord Dream with a Self-Directed IRA

    20 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    During the fallout from the recession, many investors found that investing in stocks was no longer the best option for meeting their investment goals. As a result, many people began to look for ways to diversify their portfolio.
  • Tenant Screening: A Legal Overview

    18 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    While it is important to screen your tenants carefully to avoid mishaps and uncomfortable circumstances, you also have to be careful not to break any discrimination laws when conducting your search for the perfect renter.
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    Struggling Investor

  • 5 Creative Ways to Find Motivated Sellers

    Scott Costello
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:24 am
    Today’s post is going to be a little different.  I was lucky enough to have Brandon Turner, from BiggerPockets.com, write a guest post.  Not only does he regularly write incredible content over on the BP Blog, but he hosts the BiggerPockets Podcast along with Founder Joshua Dorkin.  Needless to say it’s an honor to have him author a blog post for Struggling Investor. He chose to write about a topic that I get asked about all the time…What are some of the creative ways we can find motivated sellers? It’s a great article and one I know you’ll enjoy. Let me share…
  • Attracting Foreclosure Leads Online

    Scott Costello
    8 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Writing content for your lead generating website is how you will attract more leads.  The greatest part of inbound leads is that your website content works for you as you sleep. What I have learned is to be specific with what you are writing about.  General content, written to be a catch all, just doesn’t work.  Pick a niche, and then niche it down even further. This post is part of a 5 post series were I break down how I would target Probates, Foreclosures, Tired Landords, Out-of-State Owners and Code Violations.  I’ll take you through the brain storming, the research and…
  • SI Lead Manager v7 – Buyers

    Scott Costello
    3 Dec 2014 | 6:13 am
    SI Lead Manager v7 is going to be a huge step forward for my software.  A new feature that I’m really excited about is the dedicated Buyer section.  In previous versions of the software we had to use the property lead section to hack in a buyer.  This was not a good solution and even I just used a Google Drive spreadsheet to keep track of my cash buyers. I thought that it would be great to be able to track my buyers along with my property leads.  Not only that but to be able to instantly get a list of Buyers for a property that I’m working to get under contract.  This would…
  • SI Lead Manager v7 is almost here

    Scott Costello
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    One thing I really enjoy doing is creating software.  One application that I’ve been developing over the years is a lead tracking tool called SI Lead Manager. You can get the current version beta 6 right now for free.  Since I released beta 6 last year, there have been over 700 people download and use the software.  That is just awesome to me!!. Over the past 18 months I have been working hard on the next version…Which I’m calling SI Lead Manager v7. I took every bit of feedback that I’ve gotten about beta 6 and used that to help me create this awesome new…
  • How To Market To Absentee Owners With Your Website

    Scott Costello
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Writing content for your lead generating website is how you will attract more leads.  The greatest part of inbound leads is that your website content works for you as you sleep. What I have learned is to be specific with what you are writing about.  General content, written to be a catch all, just doesn’t work.  Pick a niche, and then niche it down even further. This post is part of a 5 post series were I break down how I would target Probates, Foreclosures, Tired Landords, Out-of-State Owners and Code Violations.  I’ll take you through the brain storming, the research and…
 
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    Real Property Management National Headquarters » Blog

  • New Website for Investors Seeking Rentals

    Chanda Gunter
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:04 am
    Nearly one in five single family homes in the United States is bought by an investor for the purpose of renting it out. In 2013, 1.2 million single family homes were purchased for investment purposes, totaling roughly $220 billion in value, and over 80% of those 1.2 million homes, are bought by individuals like you. Investors currently look for investment properties the same way retail purchasers do – on thousands of websites worldwide that offer search functionality for finding properties based on characteristics such as size, location and price. Investability.com is a new website that not…
  • Industry Trends: The Health of the Rental Market

    Chanda Gunter
    10 Dec 2014 | 2:44 am
    Much is written about the housing market, but the perspective is almost always from the point of view of buying and selling houses.  Seldom is the perspective from the point of view of landlords and the rental market.  This trend article is for landlords! The key determinants of rental market health are often the same as for the housing industry overall, but the impact of some factors have the opposite effect on rentals.  For example, home ownership is declining.  That’s bad for housing sales, but good for the rental income.  Other indicators are common to both housing and rentals…
  • Trusting Real Property Management: A WWII Veteran’s Story

    Chanda Gunter
    5 Dec 2014 | 2:39 am
    Frank Daffern served our country throughout WWII as a Radio Operator on a Coast Guard Cutter. Like most WWII veterans serving at the time of Pearl Harbor, Frank has plenty of stories and a few close scrapes. He was stationed in waters near Alaska in close proximity of the Japanese. Toward the end of his military career his District Admiral asked him what he wanted to do, and Frank’s response was, “Go somewhere warm,” so he ended his career in Miami. After the war Frank went into television and was the 3rd person hired by Los Angeles station KTTV. He and his wife also began their love of…
  • Year End Review: 7 Questions to Ask Your Property Manager Before 2015

    Chanda Gunter
    1 Dec 2014 | 1:30 am
    With the end of the year coming soon, now is a great time to evaluate your rental property as you would other investments. A year-end review of your investment is a smart idea to assess any changes or improvements to make. Here are seven questions to ask yourself and discuss with your property manager before 2015. Is there room to increase the rental rate or change the lease terms, given area rental statistics and economic factors? When will the current lease be up for renewal and when can I make changes? Do I have adequate insurance coverage for flood, frozen pipes, code compliance, or loss…
  • Real Estate Issues: Keeping Squatters Out of Vacant Property

    Chanda Gunter
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Often times when a property is first acquired by Real Property Management, it is already vacant and may have been for a period of time. An empty house can quickly become a squatter’s dream, as in the case of a vacant property newly acquired by Andrea Borges of Real Property Management Valley Wide in Merced, California. Inspecting a property and changing the locks are a regular practice for our property managers when a rental home becomes vacant or is newly acquired. While inspecting a property to prepare it for leasing, Andrea discovered someone had been living in the home. There were…
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  • Council Tax on Rental Properties – Who Is Responsible For Payment?

    sev
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    What Is Council Tax Council Tax was introduced on residential property within England, Wales and Scotland in 1992 and replaced the Community Charge (widely known as Poll Tax). These taxes are used to fund some of the services that local authorities are required to provide such as schools, rubbish collection and street lighting. Each property is given a ‘band’ from A-H with ‘A’ being the least expensive and ‘H’ the most expensive, the costs of each band differ between different local authorities. Is it the landlord or tenants responsibility to pay council tax For the vast majority…
  • Stamp Duty Reform

    sev
    8 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    What you need to know On 3 December 2014 George Osborne announced in his Autumn Statement that the current stamp duty system would be replaced by a graduated system that would work in a similar way to how income tax is calculated and this new structure would apply across the whole of the UK from 4 December 2014. However, the Government’s Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) will come into force on 1 April 2015 and will replace Stamp Duty or Stamp Duty Land Tax, to give it its full namefor land transactions in Scotland after this date. What does this mean? This means substantial savings…
  • Tenant Referencing – What Does It Include

    sev
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Finding the right tenant can be tricky so it is vital that comprehensive tenant referencing checks are carried out in order to protect your investment. A reference check can vary greatly in detail between companies and their different levels of service, so it is essential that you choose the right product for you. Tenant referencing checks can include: A Credit Check – This will highlight if they have any adverse credit history and look for CCJs and bankruptcy in order to give an idea of how likely the tenant is to pay their rent. A Background Search – To check for previous names,…
  • Things to consider when preparing your property to rent

    sev
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:11 am
    Handy Tips Whether you are a first time landlord or a seasoned investor, we have put together a short list of things to tackle and consider before proceeding with letting your property to rent. Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Do you have an EPC for your property? The certificate will give the building a rating from A to G. An A rating shows it’s very efficient, meaning lower fuel bills, while G is inefficient, meaning higher fuel bills. The certificate will also show the building’s environmental impact by indicating its carbon-dioxide emissions. This is required by law when renting…
  • New Mandatory Grounds For Possession

    sev
    11 Nov 2014 | 5:32 am
    New mandatory law comes into force The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 came into effect on 20 October 2014. It has created provisions to provide landlords with new mandatory grounds for possession when dealing with anti-social tenants. Existing legislation grounds for possession on the basis of anti-social behaviour were only discretionary and only applied to anti-social behaviour or criminal behaviour in the locality of the property. The new mandatory ground 7A for possession was introduced to provide a more extensive and significantly less lengthy route to possession…
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    Partner Xchange Blog

  •  Grow Your Business with 203k

    Selene Garcia
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:42 am
    Builders, contractors and tradesmen are necessary components of nearly all home remodels, rehabilitations and rebuilds. You may not be aware, but there are mortgage products that can help you grow your business. The Federal Housing Authority’s (FHA) 203k mortgage allows home owners and home buyers to remodel, gut rehab and rebuild a home – this…
  • Real Estate Commercials in the 70’s

    Kat Bremhorst
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:26 am
    It’s 1976 and Ron Darby was the real estate agent to work with–at least according to his commercials. This old school commercial features a lot of important business walks, fantastic suits, and interiors that will evoke some serious nostalgia.      
  • Marketing Campaigns That Delivered in 2014

    Jonathan D. Nicholas
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:55 pm
    If you haven’t completed your 2015 marketing plan, don’t worry.  The Partner Xchange has researched some of the best marketing plays of 2014.  We’ve specifically looked for campaigns that received mention, earned PR, and delivered leads and engagement.  Here are the top five campaigns and marketing initiatives that you can learn from and emulate as…
  • 3 Apps to Help Sell Fixer Uppers

    Carly Ramirez
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:50 pm
    One of my favorite real estate shows is Property Brothers. If you haven’t seen it, one brother is a real estate agent that finds homes well under his clients’ budget. The catch is that they need a little TLC to meet the clients’ home wish list. The Property Brothers show what the house could look like after renovations using…
  • Buy a Home That’s Cheaper (and Smaller) Than Your Car

    Kat Bremhorst
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:28 am
    Is this a garden shed? No! It might just be the future of home ownership for minimalists. Listed on tinyhouselisting.com, this 8×8 home can be yours for the bargain price of $6.5k. There are stories going viral all the time about people de-cluttering their lives and trading in their cushy homes for the bare minimums…
 
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    The Atlanta Homes Team Real Estate Blog

  • Top 5 Downtown Atlanta Restaurants, for the Budget-Conscious

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:47 am
    Atlanta occupies a unique position in the southern United States. As a crossroads in the heart of Georgia, the influences on its cuisine are felt from a myriad of different sources, reflecting the diverse cultural makeup that has come to epitomize the city. With so much to see and do, you don’t want to spend a lot of time, or money, finding a great place to eat. Downtown Atlanta has you covered. Without further ado, we present the top 5 Downtown Atlanta restaurants where you can dine on the cheap. 5. Rosa’s Pizza – It’s styled as the only place to get authentic New York style pizza in…
  • In the Spotlight: Suwanee, GA

    6 Oct 2014 | 8:33 am
    Suwanee is a city in northern Georgia most notable as a suburb to the larger metropolitan Atlanta. But residents and visitors unanimously agree that Suwanee is a beautiful city in its own right; on two separate occasions the city was voted one of the top 10 places to live and the top 10 places for a family. The citys beauty and appeal to families can in no small measure be attributed to the communitys stunning dedication to an outstanding amount of green space for a city its size. For a city of roughly 16 000 people, there are well over 500 acres of parkland for visitors and residents alike…
  • Shaun Rawls and the Rawls Group

    3 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    The Rawls Group has the distinction of being the first Keller Williams Office in the state of Georgia, founded way back in 1999. Company founder Shaun Rawls has been on the move ever since. After being asked to head up the first Keller Williams office in the city, Rawls baby has really taken off. Starting with just the one office and 27 agents, the group has now expanded to 6 offices with over 1000 agents servicing every part of Atlanta, this includes our very own Atlanta Homes Team. The awards have piled up since 1999 and its clear that Shaun and his team deserves to be recognized. Shaun…
  • In the Spotlight: Johns Creek, Georgia

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:29 am
    The community of Johns Creek is very new but at the same time very old. The ancestral home of the Cherokee Indian nation, the first incursions of European influence came in the form of the trading posts that dotted the banks of the Chattahoochee River, now a popular kayaking spot. Its appropriate that the site of Americas first gold rush would develop into some of the most affluent neighborhoods in the entire country. Johns Creek is a city of over 76 000 combining to earn the 13th highest average income in the nation. Lets take a look back at the unique journey as this community moved from a…
  • September Big Read Challenge for All in Atlanta

    13 Sep 2014 | 9:45 am
    I am an avid reader and especially enjoy seeing reading campaigns, like the one sponsored by The Atlanta History Center amp; Atlanta Public Schools geared toward getting young and old to read more. This program is the largest in our nation’s history and is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and Arts Midwest.  There is something available for everyone, so its easy to pack up the family and head to the library to participate in the September Big Read Challenge. DetailsFREEPrograms at different location The September Big Read Challenge is a great opportunity to pick up a book…
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    Linda McKissack

  • Our Most Important Real Estate Investing Lesson

    linda mckissack
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:25 am
    Real estate investing is marathon, not sprint.  Jim and I have recently been looking back on all of our years of real estate investing and really analyzing our approach and the approach of others. We are going over the lessons learned, strategies, common pitfalls and more. We have even been reaching out to our real estate investing students to see what questions they have and what their biggest fears and hurdles are. It’s been fun. The reason being is that we are working hard to build our one-of-a-kind online real estate investing course. Our goals is to provide seasoned, and would-be…
  • My new “Ask Linda” Podcast is live!

    linda mckissack
    2 Dec 2014 | 9:37 am
      Hey all! I am excited to announce I have launched a new podcast called “Ask Linda”, where I answer your questions about: Real Estate Investing Leverage Passive Income and more! I have my first three episodes up on my website and also available in iTunes: Episode #000: Introduction Episode #001: How to Get Full Potential out of People Episode #002: People and Buying a Business Since this is BRAND new, I need your help! Can you go to iTunes and leave a review? It will only take about 30 seconds and I would be forever grateful! Simply click HERE and leave a review. Also, do…
  • 13 Must-Have Real Estate Investing Books

    linda mckissack
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:05 am
    I read a lot. In fact, I am an information junkie. I never want to stop learning, and when there is something new to learn I go after it aggressively by finding the most valuable information I possibly can. Sometimes this means simple internet research, but most often I like to get recommendations from others. Letting someone else who has “been there and done that” give you a recommendation on a book or online resources saves you a ton of time and countless hours of wasted googling. Today, I want to give you 13 books Jim and I have used to take on our career in real estate…
  • A New Take on Real Estate Investing

    linda mckissack
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:59 am
    You want to know what bothers me? The current state of online real estate investing information, courses and online tutorials. Everything you see today claims that you need little to no money down, promises ridiculous returns, and says it can all be done in a very short amount of time. Also, you can’t run into one of these ads or courses without just getting an uneasy feeling about either the person running it or what they will do with your payment information after they get it. You’re not even sure if their business will be open tomorrow! Not to mention their websites look like…
  • You Can’t Succeed without a Team!

    linda mckissack
    4 Nov 2014 | 9:19 am
    To succeed at business at the highest level, it will have to be done with or through others. – Linda McKissack Do you need a Real Estate Assistant? Every top real estate producer we ran into said we needed to do it. We needed to hire a team.  Years ago we decided we needed that team! We knew we had no choice, but it was such a huge decision for us. So we bit the bullet and hired our first real estate assistant. We hired a college student, not knowing how in the world we were going to pay her because we were still so far in debt.  But we just knew that if that many top producers said…
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    Revaluate

  • Everything Changes Today for NYC Apartment Search

    Melissa Case
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:56 am
    NEW YORK, December 18, 2014 — The No-Fee Apartment world will never be the same.  Revaluate, The Real Estate site that lets you know–beyond a shadow of a doubt–what it’s like to live somewhere before you ever lift a finger to move there, has launched what is, put simply, the best No Fee NYC Apartment Map Search in the history of websites. It’s true. Revaluate knows that countless numbers of people are throwing their arms in the air in wonderment, saying “I wish I had this when I was searching”. “We’ve been around the real estate industry for a whole lot of…
  • An inside look at NYC’s Pied-a-Terre Tax

    Max Galka
    12 Dec 2014 | 11:05 am
    Rendering of 520 Park Ave, whose penthouse is listed at $130M.   In September of this year, the New York State Assembly proposed a so-called “pied-a-terre tax,” which seeks to impose a tax on the City’s super-rich, non-resident homeowners for units worth more than $5 million. A lightning rod issue if ever there was one, the proposed tax has drawn fiercely heated debate from its supporters and detractors alike. Critics say that the tax is unfair, that these homeowners already pay an overwhelming percentage of the city’s taxes, while receiving little to none of their benefit. Its…
  • The NYC No Fee Apartments Map

    Chris Drayer
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Dreaming of No-Fee Apartments In NYC? Wake Up & Meet Revaluate. New York Apartment Search Site Harnesses Big Data To Unearth Treasure Map of No-Fee Apartments. New York City. You love it.  It’s the city that never sleeps.  The Pogues will tell you it’s the stuff of fairytales.  If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. And all of this is true … so long as you can find an apartment, not to mention one that doesn’t make you pay in blood. Generally speaking, when you’re hunting for an apartment in New York City, you’re required to use a broker that will charge…
  • 5 of the Craziest Buildings in New York City

    Max Galka
    10 Dec 2014 | 11:42 am
    New York has been called a lot of things – rushed, brash, creative, and even rude. New Yorkers know that they are just going about their business, and yes, they admit to many of these labels. But weird? If you think that this description is going a bit too far, think again. A stroll around the streets of NYC revealed some of the craziest and weirdest structures you will ever see – anywhere. Number 5: Extreme Cantilever Image courtesy of Scouting New York The building at 160 East 22nd Street near Third Avenue in Gramercy definitely makes the list of the most innovative – some would…
  • On Safety.

    Melissa Case
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:29 am
    Safety. It’s not something to which we’re entitled–it’s not a God-given right, no–but it’s something that each of us deserves. Having a home, having a place in which we feel safe, means having a place in which we don’t just live, but in which we can thrive. These are the very reasons that Revaluate was founded. We want New Yorkers to find the places where they’ll feel at home. Where their quality of life is the best it can be. Where livability means they’re somewhere that’s safe. What does being safe mean? Being safe means that you’re not going to hear…
 
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  • Tips to Real Estate Investing Success

    15 Dec 2014 | 9:21 am
    Tips to Real Estate Investing Success – Use a Mentor Whether you’re a novice at real estate investing or have been around the block several dozen times, having an experienced mentor to help you through the process is a wise investment not only for your peace of mind and sanity but for your real estate portfolio. Knowing which property is the wisest in which to invest takes the skill and dedication of an experienced and trained real estate investment agent. Answering any questions you may have, the best techniques and most appropriate strategies, and putting together profitable…
  • Kids Eat Free in Abacoa – Where Can Kids Eat for Free in Jupiter Florida?

    9 Dec 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Kids Eat Free in Abacoa – Where Can Kids Eat for Free in Jupiter Florida?  If you're like most parents you love going out but when it is with the kids it can easily lead to double the price. There are so many great places to eat around Jupiter and especially in Abacoa that offer free nights for the kids. Here’s where to go: Copacabana – Kids eat free every Monday and Tuesday night with the purchase of an adult entrée. Great Cuban Cuisine. Jumby Bay Island Grill – Kids eat free every Monday and Tuesday all day with the purchase of an adult…
  • Large 3 Bedroom Home for Sale in Admiral’s Cove

    5 Dec 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Large 3 Bedroom Home for Sale in Admiral’s  Cove - Jupiter Florida Have you been looking for an extremely spacious home and Admirals Cove? Then you have to check out this brand-new listing at 324 Eagle Dr. in Jupiter Florida priced at $1,685,000. This beautiful home features over 2900 ft.² of living space, waterfront property on a 14,000 ft.² lot built in 1990. There are three bedrooms and three baths with exceptional panoramic water views, open floor plan and unique features. This Windward Patio home is quite rare and desirable with numerous custom built-ins, and…
  • Downtown Lights in Palm Beach Gardens Florida

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:41 am
    Downtown Lights in Palm Beach Gardens Florida If you're getting into the holiday spirit then you'll have to check out at least once and maybe twice the beautiful Downtown Lights the Night in Palm Beach Gardens Florida. With nightly shows now through December 30 at 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 8:00 PM and 9:00 PM. This event just opened this last weekend and with over a half 1 million lights synchronized to festive family inspired music, this certainly will put you in the holiday mood. This is a great event for the entire family and there are over 2400 free parking spaces as well as free valet parking…
  • The Ultimate Home Sellers Guide

    18 Nov 2014 | 10:29 am
    The Ultimate Sellers Guide Adjusted into the preparation process as the marketing and perhaps more. If you simply throw a sign up in the front yard without any preparation or research you might get a few lookee loo's but probably not a serious offer. If you do get a serious offer you would probably get hung up in inspection issues, repairs and replacement if not flat out contradictions on price. I want my sellers to be as prepared as possible and that means taking some responsibility in preparing your home for listing. Probably one of the first things you can do is simply to have a listing…
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    hoomiarealestate.com

  • Foreign Demand of Spanish Property Hits New High

    Hoomia
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:17 am
    Foreign Demand of Spanish Property Hits New High.-The property market in Spain keeps us up with good figures. The first six months of 2014 the Swedish citizens bought  around 570 properties in Costa del Sol. This is an increase of twelve percents comparing to the same period from the year before. This data  was presented in the first week of December by the board of the Malaga province, Diputacion de Malaga. The British people made 1018 property purchases which an  21 percents increase. The Britons and Swedes where followed by  the Belgians (377, 8%), the Russians (332, 7%), the…
  • Weather records in November, Costa del Sol

    Hoomia
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:03 am
    Weather records in November, Costa del Sol. -One of the biggest benefits of living around Costa del Sol is the benefits of the amazing weather all year around. This year has been the warmest year in Costa del Sol in 60 years. According The Spanish weather  service who started to analyse and measure the temperature 1942 in the province of Malaga, the temperature has increased with 1,6 Celsius above the average temperature compared to 1942. The average temperature for this year is expected to be 20,4 Celsius and therefore we have a new record that beats the year 1942 that was earlier the…
  • Sales jump in September- Spanish property marketing

    Hoomia
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:11 am
    Sales jump in September. -After dipping in August, the number of Spanish home sales inscribed in the property register surged an annualised 13 per cent in September, reveal the latest figures from the National Institute of Statistics. Excluding social housing, there were 24,096 sales registered in September, the highest level in four years, and 14 per cent up on a monthly basis. Year to date (end September) there were 216,682 sales inscribed in the register in the first nine months of the year, almost identical to the same period last year. On that basis it looks like the Spanish housing…
  • Sierra Nevada ski resort season opening

    Hoomia
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:43 am
    Sierra Nevada ski resort season opening- One of the biggest benefits of living along Costa del Sol is that you have an opportunity to live a versatile and an exciting lifestyle. You are surrounded by the sea and the mountains offering the most pleasant weather. You will guaranteed never feel the lack of activities to do. When sunbathing and the city life does not any longer excite you, right behind you you are surrounded by the most beautiful and amazing mountains. Sierra Nevada ( meaning snowy range in Spanish) is one of Europe’s most popular ski resorts and it contains the highest…
  • Fuengirolas best places

    Hoomia
    12 Nov 2014 | 2:16 am
    The Bistro- Coffee, woodfood and cocktails. This is a newly opened cafeteria/ bar in the heart of Fuengirola. The interior is cozy and bright- every detail makes this place unique and outstanding from the rest of the cafeterias in Fuengirola. Wooden floor combined with white bricks on the wall, blackboard with painted cool pictures and beautifully written texts. You get the rustic feeling with a modern touch, flower pots everywhere, fresh fruit in wooden trays, modern pictures covering the wall, antique furniture combined with modern lightning. Here you can take a good cup of coffee and eat…
 
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    Sell Now Realty Group, LLC | We Buy Houses In New York

  • How to find good investment property in New York

    David Brown
    9 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Lots of investors are looking to get started, and as active real estate experts in New York New York, we get asked to share our secrets quite a bit. Fortunately, we love to share One of the biggest questions we get from local investors is ” How to find good investment property in New York New York?” With the flood of foreclosure deals all but dried up (compared to where they were a few years back)… people are having to get more creative in finding the best deals on great local New York investment properties. We source our properties from a variety of marketing…
  • Real estate investing Resources in New York

    David Brown
    2 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    So you wanna get started investing in New York and you’re checking things out, eh? Good for you. Always do your homework and you won’t get schooled. Here’s some great tools that we’ve found and we use from time to time and great real estate investing resources in New York for investors here locally to tap into for quick research on your investment deals. The best thing is most of these sites below are completely free! Here’s a few sites you should get to know: 1. Zillow Zillow is the biggest, baddest real estate website on the block. They are building data on real estate…
  • How to Sell your House by Yourself in New York: A Short Guide

    David Brown
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Selling your house is something you’ll have to do maybe just a few times in your life.  And unless you know a local New York real estate agent who will sell your house for free or a hugely discounted commission… it can be a real pain in the rear and an expensive process for you as well. So… you landed on this page about “How to sell your house by yourself in New York New York” because of a few reasons I’m guessing… You have no or very little equity in your house so you can’t afford to pay a real estate agents commissions You have equity but…
  • How to find foreclosures in New York New York

    David Brown
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    There’s a lot of competition to find great deals on local New York New York foreclosure properties. Finding them is only one part of the process – you also need to know how to capture them. Here are a few secrets from the pros that we’ve used with great success on how to find great foreclosure deals in New York. 1. Comb through the same listings everyone uses. There’s a lot of ways to access local foreclosure data in New York and your surrounding area – and foreclosure.com does a relatively good job of combing through default notices, bankruptcies, tax sales and distressed asset…
  • How to sell your House Quickly in New York without any Hassle

    David Brown
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Are you worried on how to sell your house quickly in New York without any hassle? In this article I’ll dive into some ways you can start to look at to sell your local house more quickly. There are lots of reasons people need to sell their house fast. For instance, some of these reasons may include: need to relocate to another city because of a job change vacant property is being a burden on you divorce financial hardship you inherited a house that you don’t want to keep … among other reasons for needing to sell your house So, if you’re looking to sell your local house…
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    City Consulting Group - A San Diego Real Estate Agency » Downtown News Blog

  • Why You Need To Be Using Zumper | Downtown San Diego Rentals

    Jason Cassity
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Lately, I’ve been getting more and more calls from potential clients in hopes that we have an available unit for them to rent out. Both short term and long term leases are on the rise all over San Diego County, and Downtown San Diego is no exception. While it’s still an amazing time to buy […] The post Why You Need To Be Using Zumper | Downtown San Diego Rentals appeared first on City Consulting Group - A San Diego Real Estate Agency.
  • Downtown San Diego Real Estate Market Update – 92101 condos 12/14

    David vL
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:22 pm
    The San Diego real estate market is finishing the year off strong! At City Consulting Group we are a proud premier downtown brokerage with an elite group of real estate agents who specialize in 92101 condos. These market experts work with properties in the city everyday, they know about the newest listings and the latest developments! If you are buying or selling a downtown […] The post Downtown San Diego Real Estate Market Update – 92101 condos 12/14 appeared first on City Consulting Group - A San Diego Real Estate Agency.
  • Investment Opportunity – Little Italy Condo for Sale

    Amanda Shelley
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Porta d'Italia 216 Little Italy Studio Condo $249,000 The post Investment Opportunity – Little Italy Condo for Sale appeared first on City Consulting Group - A San Diego Real Estate Agency.
  • 3 Best Ways To Get The Value of Your Downtown San Diego Condo

    Jason Cassity
    12 Dec 2014 | 11:21 am
    Lately, I’ve been in the middle of a few discussions regarding Zillow, and how accurate the Zillow Zestimate is. Bottom line is that it’s not very accurate at all, ESPECIALLY in a dense, urban area like Downtown San Diego. What Zillow is great at though is providing a baseline or range based on recent comps […] The post 3 Best Ways To Get The Value of Your Downtown San Diego Condo appeared first on City Consulting Group - A San Diego Real Estate Agency.
  • 3 New Downtown San Diego Restaurants

    Jason Cassity
    9 Dec 2014 | 10:56 am
    It’s been awhile since we’ve done a piece about the new Downtown San Diego Restaurants. With the help of our friends at Yelp, here is a recap of some of the new dining options in 92101. Double Standard – Located on 6th and G St, in the place of the old Counter Bugers, is Double […] The post 3 New Downtown San Diego Restaurants appeared first on City Consulting Group - A San Diego Real Estate Agency.
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    Utopia Management

  • Utopia Management Enters the Temecula Property Management Market

    Pete Evering
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:37 pm
    Due to customer demand the executives at Utopia have decided to open a Temecula Property Management division. Service is what we are all about here at Utopia Management. Utopia Management, the leading San Diego based property management company of individual single family homes and condos, has recently decided to open up Temecula Property Management<http://www.utopiamanagement.com/rental-property-management-temecula-92592/> operations. After years of owners asking, “Does Utopia Management provide services in Temecula?” the answer is finally yes. Many of Utopia’s…
  • Utopia Management Expands into Orange County Property Management

    Pete Evering
    5 Nov 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Using the advances in technology and service techniques Utopia Management is expecting to be the leader in Orange County Property Management services in the coming years. “Utopia has incorporated the use of a proprietary rental feed that syndicates its rentals to many of the most trafficked rental websites.” Said Pete Evering of Utopia Management’s Business Development department Orange County, California (PRWEB) November 07, 2014 Utopia Management acquired the largest property management company in San Clemente and is planning to grow their service throughout the Orange…
  • Infographic: 11 Ways to Amp Up Your Home’s ROI

    admin
    7 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    Whether you have purchased your own home or an investment rental property, every dollar counts. As utility bills get higher in the cold winter and in the heat of summer, these extra expenses leave everyone wondering what they can do to get these expenses down. This infographic titled “11 Ways to Amp up Your Home’s ROI” may seem like costly decision, but as shown, you will soon be making your money back resulting in a well worth it investment. Over time the savings could be exponential, and the initial work or expense will seem trivial. What can you do to amp up your home’s…
  • Infographic: 8 Ways to Automate Your Home with Your Phone

    admin
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:42 am
    It can seem difficult to keep track of all the new apps and technologies that make your life easier. Fortunately, there are a variety of technologies and apps available for your home that can help you manage your manner remotely. Whether you are looking for convenience, safety or are looking out for the planet, there are a variety of ways to automate your home through your phone. While having an app that gives real time updates of the level of toilet paper currently on the roll in your bathroom may actually take more time to check and set up than it would take to just look over when you…
  • Most Expensive Homes in America – Infographic

    admin
    4 Aug 2014 | 9:56 am
    The United States is home to some beautiful one-of-a-kind real estate. From historical farmhouses and plantation properties with hundreds of years of history; to ultra-modern penthouses in the heart of a booming urban metropolis, there are practically limitless examples of every type of luxury home imaginable. But of all the amazing properties throughout the country, only a few stand above the rest as the priciest and most luxurious homes in America. Find out what sets these properties apart as the most expensive real estate in the country. What defines luxury for you? Could it be a private…
 
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    6sqft

  • INTERVIEW: HS2 Architecture’s Tom and Jane Talk Residential Design and Their 20-Year Collaboration

    Diane Pham
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:30 pm
    one moment please...414 Broadway, New York, NY 10013, United States+ Expand- collapseHS2 Architecture‘s name may not ring all that familiar, but you’ve certainly come across their projects before—and we’re not just talking on 6sqft. HS2′s power pair, Tom Hut and Jane Sachs, have been working together since 1994, enduring the ups and downs of the NYC market and putting some spectacular and very recognizable designs out there while at it. Does the Gramercy Park Hotel ring a bell? Maybe the Palazzo Chupi? Or maybe you’ve shopped at the Ralph Lauren Store on…
  • Unique “Stone” House Struggles on the Market, Asking $7.5 Million

    Aisha Carter
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:15 pm
    one moment please...130 East 64th Street, New York, NY, United States+ Expand- collapseApparently, living in a landmarked townhouse designed by the same architect responsible for the MoMA is not as appealing to buyers as you would think. The Edward Durell Stone-designed home at 130 East 64th Street has been on the market for over a year now, with its asking price steadily declining from a $9.995 million price tag to $7.5 million, and it’s still sitting. But this four-story house is no stranger to mixed reviews. Back in 1956, Stone created an uproar when he completely replaced the façade of…
  • Couple Fills a 242-Square-Foot Village Apartment with Brilliant Interior Design Ideas

    Diane Pham
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    one moment please...West 12th Street, New York, NY, United States+ Expand- collapseThis home may be smaller than the average of those we showcase on 6sqft, but when it comes to incredible design details, it definitely doesn’t come up any shorter than the rest. Jourdan Lawlor and her fiancé Tobin Ludwig purchased this sweet West Village pied-à-terre a few years ago for just $270,000, and after a $33,000 renovation, they turned their cramped 242-square-foot studio into a comfy home with brilliant, smart space-saving techniques like built-ins and space-maximizing illusions like…
  • Real Estate Wire: Downtown Brooklyn Landmark for Sale; All The Ways You Can Describe One57

    Diane Pham
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:37 pm
    The Dime Savings Bank has just hit the market. The building, located next door to Junior’s diner and owned by JP Morgan, could fetch more than $100M. [Crain's] An ongoing struggle… Here are all the ways the New York Times has tried to describe One57′s sales. [NYO] Developer Ben Shaoul sells his West Chelsea townhouse for $8.5M. He purchased it just last year for $2.7M. [Curbed] Buzzfeed is expanding into Park Avenue South. The LOL giant just inked a lease for a 194,000 square foot space. [NYP] Bruce Willis’s El Dorado pad is in contract. The actor listed it less…
  • Like What You See? Like Us on Facebook!

    Alyssa Alimurung
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    If your company doesn’t block Facebook, we bet you’ve got a tab open to it right now. While you’re at it, why not “like” us so you can follow our top stories? You’ll then be able to like, share, comment and let us know what you love and what you loathe. Get to likin’!
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  • Chicago Rents Rose 2.8% in 2014

    Devin
    13 Dec 2014 | 1:37 pm
    The rental market in Chicago this year saw a modest increase of 2.8%, with a number of neighborhoods experiencing strong growth.  Areas such as Lincoln Park (6.25%), West Town (5.85%) and Uptown (9%) each saw a rise above the overall city average. Another interesting point in 2014 was the split in trends between Near North Side and The Loop, each one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Chicago this year. While The Loop stayed flat (-0.05%), Near North Side surged, experiencing a 14% pop in rents. To take a look at the current market for rentals, check out apartments for rent in Chicago…
  • Boston Rents Up 2.3% in 2014

    Devin
    13 Dec 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Though citywide rents increased over two percent, the Boston rental market in 2014 was a tale of two sides. Areas such as Back Bay (-5.3%), Beacon Hill (-4.0%) and Downtown Boston (-4.5%) all saw a slight decrease as the market topped out, while less central neighborhoods surged, especially to the south. Coolidge Corner (+12.3%), Allston (6.3%), and the South End (8.3%) were increasingly popular with renters. Also up were the areas surrounding MIT, including Kendall Square/Area IV (+1%), amidst a slight depression in rents for neighboring East Cambridge (-8.4%). To take a look at the…
  • Manhattan rents grew 3.8% in 2014, at over twice the rate of inflation, while trendy Brooklyn went nuts, up 10.2%

    Devin
    10 Dec 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Earlier this week we reported how San Francisco’s rents grew by 13.5% this year. The story in NYC is just as interesting. We ran an analysis on Manhattan and Brooklyn’s 1 bedroom median apartment rent prices to see how these two boroughs’ rental markets changed in 2014. Here’s what we found: The gap between Manhattan and Brooklyn rents shrank dramatically. Whereas Manhattan experienced a 3.8% rise to an average 1 bedroom rent of $3,200/month, reflecting the ongoing economic recovery and Wall Street’s record highs of 2014, Brooklyn’s rental market grew much faster at 10.2% to an…
  • San Francisco Apartment Rents Rose by 13.5% in 2014

    Anthemos
    8 Dec 2014 | 11:16 pm
    We have all read about how crazy the San Francisco real estate market has been this year. Rents have been spiking due to both enormous demand, fueled by the ‘silicon migration’ of tech employees to the Bay, and also by continued limitations in supply, with only a handful of the apartment buildings under construction delivered to market in 2014. We at Zumper have witnessed this trend both as a tech company powering tens of thousands of renter inquiries each week, but also as renters ourselves in the Bay Area. We wanted to dissect the data to understand where this price growth was being…
  • Here Are Your November 2014 Median Rental Prices for San Francisco

    Audrey Zong
    5 Dec 2014 | 10:46 am
    With one-bedroom median rent at $3,350 per month, San Francisco holds the title for having the highest rent prices in the nation. And there’s no sign of decline quite yet – San Francisco is experiencing one of the steepest price hikes nationwide with a whopping increase of 8.1% quarter-to-quarter. For those looking to move into or within the city, be sure to check out the prices by neighborhood: Coming in at $3,830, Russian Hill is the most expensive neighborhood in the city, with Financial District ($3,700) at a close second. The Marina and South Beach are tied for third place…
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  • 7 Ways To Find Motivated Sellers For FREE!

    David Brown
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:08 am
    Learning how to find motivated seller leads for free can be EASY! Here are 7 excellent methods for getting motivated seller leads for free.   I’ve personally used all of theses methods myself to find motivated sellers for FREE!  They are not listed in order of preference.  Choose the methods you think are a good fit for you and take massive action.  At the end of this article I’ll reveal my #1 Way To Find Motivated Seller Leads for FREE! Okay… Here is the coveted list of little known places to easily find motivated sellers for free. 1. CRAIGSLIST – Craigslist is…
  • Investor Carrot Review – Real Estate Investor Websites

    David Brown
    3 Dec 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Investor Carrot Review – Real Estate Investor Websites What is Investor Carrot? Simply stated Investor Carrot is a website solution for real estate investors. These websites aren’t just company websites about your “We Buy Houses” company. They are lead generating real estate investor websites that pull in cash buyers and motivated sellers. This is a form of Inbound Lead Generation…something I teach and preach here at realestatevisionaries.com.  Taking into consideration that I’ve been building custom designed websites for real estate investors the past 2 years and the…
  • 6 ways to get your real estate investor website more leads

    David Brown
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:07 am
    READ THIS: if your real estate investor website doesn’t generate enough leads. If you’ve got a real estate investor website I’m going to take a wild guess that it is NOT generating enough leads for you… It may not even SHOW off your company or your brand the way you want it to, it probably doesn’t allow you to communicate with your visitors in an interactive way, and it probably doesn’t generate leads for you because you don’t know how to position your real estate investor website at the top of the search engines. Was I right? OK, that’s irritating – isn’t it? Why…
  • Real Estate Investor Seo and Investor Websites

    David Brown
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Having loads of visitors to your website is very important and it all starts with real estate investor SEO keywords. Real Estate Investor SEO is what you need to get those visitors to your site.  Real estate SEO keywords can be expensive but if you don’t have the budget to hire a company for your real estate investor SEO keywords and are doing it on your own real estate investor website for your investing business there is no reason you cannot do some great real estate SEO as well. Click here to get a copy of our FREE Real Estate Investor SEO keywords Guide.   If you are not sure to…
  • How to use bandit signs for real estate investing

    David Brown
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Bandit signs are a great way to drive leads to your real estate investing website and most importantly to get your phone to ring. If you’re a real estate investor then your business will only survive by locating undervalued or distressed properties in your local area. Bandit signs can bring these buyer and seller leads to your office. Bandit signs are those small signs you see while driving, they are usually seen on telephone poles and at major intersections. Bandit signs have been predominately used by real estate investing companies and they are very similar to those used by Realtors when…