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  • Getting into Travel Industry is Still Absurd – and You Should Still Do It

    GeekEstate Blog
    Drew Meyers
    13 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    I got a question from a developer friend of mine this weekend, wondering whether Horizon had an API. I asked him why, and he responded with: Have a guy pinging me about helping him design/position a real estate mls + back office for [country X]. I always wondered why more people don’t integrate with services like yours in areas of interest so they can help people check out a place and then have an inside track on selling them a property later I wonder the exact same thing. I wrote a post in late 2013, explaining why I believe it makes sense for brokers and franchises to get into the…
  • Five Tips to Increase Your Home’s Value

    Underwritings Blog
    Jim McNiff
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Like most people, you’ll probably buy several houses over your lifetime. And with each sale, you anticipate walking away with a profit, but this doesn’t always happen. Home values in the neighborhood can depreciate, and if your equity takes a hit, this affects the resale value of your property. Fortunately, there are several things you can do while living in the home to gradually increase your home’s value. 1. Update the bathrooms and kitchen An ugly, outdated bathroom and kitchen can pull down your home’s value. Additionally, since it takes more money to renovate these spaces,…
  • I Do. I Will.

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    Drew Meyers
    19 Apr 2015 | 9:12 pm
    From JLM in a comment on AVC: In life, it is not the “IQ” — it is the “I DO”, the “I WILL” which determines outcomes. When do you say those things? Are you saying them to the right things? The post I Do. I Will. appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.
  • 10 Money-Saving Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

    Massachusetts Real Estate News
    Bill Gassett
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:28 am
    This post was written by Jake Durtschi, the owner of Jacob Grant Property Management located in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Jake and his team manage over 400 rental properties in east Idaho. He is a successful real estate investor and has been featured on several reputable industry podcasts. Check out his blog. How First-Time Home Buyers [...]
  • 10 Questions People Forget to Ask Their Loan Officer

    Massachusetts Real Estate News
    Bill Gassett
    18 Mar 2015 | 4:41 am
                              Your loan officer has the power to grant or deny you the money to buy your dream home! He’s the one who can make your mortgage possible or deny your move altogether. He’s obviously an important person, and you should ensure that [...]
 
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  • Possible deal in the works for Hotel Niagara

    James Fink
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:25 am
    The same development team that has significant hotel and hospitality holdings in Pittsburgh and elsewhere in Pennsylvania is considering purchasing the historic Hotel Niagara. Sources have confirmed that Matthew Shollar from Pittsburgh-based GreatStay Hospitality Partners LLC and Akiva Feinsod from New York City-headquartered ANF Financial are negotiating with Hotel Niagara’s current owner, Canadian developer Harry Stinson, to purchase the landmark and bring it back to life with, potentially,…
  • Vote on St. Elizabeth’s relocation expected Tuesday

    Corey Noles
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:22 am
    The ongoing saga between St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and Memorial Hospital in Belleville is expected to come to a vote Tuesday. The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board (IHFSRB) is expected to vote during its 9 a.m. meeting at Bolingbrook Golf Club in Bolingbrook, Illinois, whether to approve St. Elizabeth's Hospital's plan to build a replacement hospital some 10 miles away in O'Fallon. Its current hospital is in Belleville, and the plan faces opposition from Memorial Hospital and…
  • Bank sells foreclosed Sunrise site at discount

    Brian Bandell
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:21 am
    BAC Florida Bank sold a repossessed development site in Sunrise at a discount to its former mortgage. The Coral Gables-based bank seized the 6.5-acre site at 6500 W. Oakland Park Blvd. in 2013 after foreclosing on Oakland Park Boulevard LLC’s $2.62 million mortgage. It recently sold the commercial-zoned land for $2.5 million to Jucatore S.A. The buyer is incorporated in Panama and represented by Miami-based law firm Sofia Powell-Cosio. The site is a few blocks east of University Drive.
  • Commercial mortgages triple in South Florida

    Nina Lincoff
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:20 am
    Overall commercial mortgage volume more than tripled in South Florida between 2009 and 2014, according to a study released by Miami-based BridgeInvest, a private mortgage lender. Over $11.4 billion in commercial mortgages were financed in 2014, up from about $9.8 billion in 2013 and $3.5 billion in 2009 Miami-Dade County captured the biggest slice of mortgage volume in the region in 2014 with 57 percent, followed by Palm Beach County at 23 percent and Broward County at 20 percent. BridgeInvest…
  • Exclusive: Grocery store, new restaurant in works for downtown Dayton

    Olivia Barrow
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:14 am
    The owners of a downtown Dayton apartment building are ready to invest almost half a million dollars in upgrades and to lure a grocery store, a few years after taking over ownership and management of it. Steve Norris, a partner in an Irvine, Calif.-based investment group that owns the Jefferson Place Apartments at 105 E. Second St. in Dayton, said the time is right to begin investing heavily in renovations to the apartments, and he is also working to bring a restaurant and grocery store to the retail…
 
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  • The Chicago Fed National Activity Index: March 2015

    SoldAtTheTop
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:56 pm
    The latest release of the Chicago Federal Reserve National Activity Index (CFNAI) indicated that the national economic activity weakened in March with the index falling to a level of -0.42 from a level of -0.18 in February while the three month moving average also declined to a level of -0.27. The CFNAI is a weighted average of 85 indicators of national economic activity collected into four overall categories of “production and income”, “employment, unemployment and income”, “personal consumption and housing” and “sales, orders and inventories”. The Chicago Fed regards a value…
  • Reading Rates: MBA Application Survey – April 08 2015

    SoldAtTheTop
    8 Apr 2015 | 1:30 pm
    The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) publishes the results of a weekly applications survey that covers roughly 50 percent of all residential mortgage originations and tracks the average interest rate for 30 year and 15 year fixed rate mortgages as well as the volume of both purchase and refinance applications. The purchase application index has been highlighted as a particularly important data series as it very broadly captures the demand side of residential real estate for both new and existing home purchases. The latest data is showing that the average rate for a 30 year fixed rate…
  • S&P/Case-Shiller: January 2015

    SoldAtTheTop
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:51 am
    Today's release of the S&P/Case-Shiller (CSI) home price indices for January reported that the non-seasonally adjusted National index declined from December with prices falling 0.05% while the Composite-10 city index declined 0.01% and the Composite-20 city index declined 0.03% over the same period.On an annual basis, the National index increased 4.47% above the level seen in January 2014 while the Composite-10 city index increased 4.37% and the Composite-20 city index increased 4.56% over the same period.On a peak basis, all three indices still show significant peak declines slumping…
  • Pending Home Sales: February 2015

    SoldAtTheTop
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Today, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their Pending Home Sales Report for February showing that pending home sales increased notably with the seasonally adjusted national index increasing 3.1% from January to stand 12.0% above the level seen in February 2014. The following chart shows the seasonally adjusted national pending home sales index along with the percent change on a year-over-year basis as well as the percent change from the peak set in 2005 (click for larger version).
  • New Residential Construction Report: February 2015

    SoldAtTheTop
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:14 am
    Today’s New Residential Construction Report showed mixed results with total permit activity increasing 3% since January while total starts dropped a whopping 17.0% over the same period.Single family housing permits, the most leading of indicators, declined 6.2% from January to 620K single family units (SAAR), and rose 2.8% above the level seen a year earlier but still remained well below levels seen at the peak in September 2005.
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    Residential Real Estate News

  • Howard Frankland is the traffic spot that gives TBBJ readers the biggest headache

    Jo-Lynn Brown
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:19 am
    In a survey of more than 300 Tampa Bay Business Journal readers, Interstate 275 — specifically the Howard Frankland bridge — was found to be the most complained about traffic spot. More people complained about driving on the bridge, specifically the Northbound exit at Kennedy Boulevard leading into the Westshore area, more than any other area in Tampa Bay. Downtown Tampa, the Fowler area and the intersection of Gandy and Roosevelt Boulevards in St. Petersburg were some other areas along I-275…
  • What companies millennials favor says a lot about the economy

    Chelsea Diana
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:16 am
    From bike rentals and couch surfing to transportation and travel, the so-called "sharing economy" will have a greater impact on the economy in the coming years, according to a new report. "Sharing economy" industries, including travel, car sharing, hospitality, finance, staffing and music and video streaming, have the potential to increase global revenues from $15 billion today to $335 billion by 2025, according to a report from PricewaterhouseCoopers. The report said that people between the age…
  • Exclusive: Grocery store, new restaurant in works for downtown Dayton

    Olivia Barrow
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:14 am
    The owners of a downtown Dayton apartment building are ready to invest almost half a million dollars in upgrades and to lure a grocery store, a few years after taking over ownership and management of it. Steve Norris, a partner in an Irvine, Calif.-based investment group that owns the Jefferson Place Apartments at 105 E. Second St. in Dayton, said the time is right to begin investing heavily in renovations to the apartments, and he is also working to bring a restaurant and grocery store to the retail…
  • Looking for a fixer-upper? Two Ohio counties among tops in U.S.

    21 Apr 2015 | 3:51 am
    For those handymen or handywomen seeking to buy a fixer-upper house, Ohio is the place to be. Two Ohio counties sit in the top 10 for buying such homes. Realtor.com created a list by evaluating criteria including: counties with the most fixer-uppers, by searching for key terms in home listings; and the amount of cost savings associated with buying those houses. The list is not too surprising as Ohio is among the most affordable states in America in a number of areas such as cost of living and home…
  • Q&A: Greensboro Partnership's new exec says he'll sleep, breathe job creation

    Kristin Zachary
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:10 am
    The new vice president of economic development for the Greensboro Partnership is a few states and more than a month away from his new role here but already is using "we" and "our" when talking about Greensboro and job creation. David Ramsey, who currently serves as the director of the Mississippi Development Authority's global business division, will be joining current boss Brent Christensen, who has been selected as the new CEO of the Partnership. Christensen currently serves as executive director…
 
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    Commercial Property Executive

  • E.Con Special Series—Part Two: The Trillion-Dollar Industry

    Suzann Silverman
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Contributing Editor Erica Rascon presents a two-part series of reports on e-commerce based on discussions that took place as part of NAIOP’s E.Con conference in March. Though e-commerce has grown into a trillion-dollar industry,  successful, efficient last-mile delivery continues to be a formidable hurdle for most retailers. The challenge of getting products from distribution centers to consumers’ doorsteps is changing the face of e-commerce more than any other factor. For major U.S. players like Amazon and WalMart, today’s distribution centers require more than 1 million square feet…
  • Luxury Rental Tower with Swimming Pool Underway in Murray Hill

    Veronica
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:11 am
    By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor 225 East 39th Street – Midtown Manhattan NYC A new luxury residential tower is under construction in Manhattan’s Murray Hill neighborhood, where a six-story Hertz parking garage used to be. More than one year after filing for full demolition permits for the former garage at 225 East 39th St.—which has an alternate address of 222 East 40th St., according to PropertyShark—, real estate development company Fisher Brothers broke ground on the 36-story rental tower. Last year Commercial Real Estate Direct reported that Northwestern Mutual Life…
  • Luxury Rental Tower with Swimming Pool Underway in Murray Hill

    Veronica
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:11 am
    By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor 225 East 39th Street – Midtown Manhattan NYC A new luxury residential tower is under construction in Manhattan’s Murray Hill neighborhood, where a six-story Hertz parking garage used to be. More than one year after filing for full demolition permits for the former garage at 225 East 39th St.—which has an alternate address of 222 East 40th St., according to PropertyShark—, real estate development company Fisher Brothers broke ground on the 36-story rental tower. Last year Commercial Real Estate Direct reported that Northwestern Mutual Life…
  • The Landmark Building Changes Ownership in $125 Million Deal

    Veronica
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:08 am
    By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor The iconic office building that is home to the Boston Business Journal, Colliers International and First Republic Bank recently traded hands in a transaction valued at $125 million. The Landmark Building – 160 Federal St. Boston As reported by the Journal, Taurus Investment Holdings LLC and venture partner Invesco Real Estate sold the Class A office asset at 160 Federal St. in Boston’s Financial District to an affiliate of Beacon Capital Partners. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. financed the deal with a $96.2 million mortgage which was executed…
  • The Landmark Building Changes Ownership in $125 Million Deal

    Veronica
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:08 am
    By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor The iconic office building that is home to the Boston Business Journal, Colliers International and First Republic Bank recently traded hands in a transaction valued at $125 million. The Landmark Building – 160 Federal St. Boston As reported by the Journal, Taurus Investment Holdings LLC and venture partner Invesco Real Estate sold the Class A office asset at 160 Federal St. in Boston’s Financial District to an affiliate of Beacon Capital Partners. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. financed the deal with a $96.2 million mortgage which was executed…
 
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  • Why should every financed home buyer commit right now? Because interest rates can’t stay this low forever.

    Greg Swann
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:59 pm
    It’s a simple as this chart, 30 Year Conventional and FHA mortgage rates over the past year: What goes down will come back up – perhaps costing you tens of thousands of dollars on your loan qualification amount. Ready to commit? Cathleen and Maddie have time available for a few motivated buyers: 602-740-7531. There are always good reasons for waiting. The inevitable turning of the mortgage interest rate tide is a strong goad to act now. If you miss out on this opportunity, you might not see another one like it for a long time.
  • What is the sound of one shoe dropping?

    Greg Swann
    16 Mar 2015 | 12:13 pm
    I’ll answer a cliché with a cliché: It’s never over until the fat lady signs – but then it is. Everything that makes homes seem so affordable right now is a reflection of our insanely low interest rates. Every bump in those rates will cut the amount of house you can afford to buy – or commit more of your income to housing and less to the rest of your life. If you’ve been thinking about making your move – tick tock.
  • Moving up? Moving on? This may be the perfect time to make your move.

    Greg Swann
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:25 am
    Why is right now the strategically perfect moment to move up? Because the mortgage interest-rate trend illustrated in that chart won’t last forever. There are other good reasons to make your move now, if moving’s on your mind, but these rates make a $200,000 home cheaper than the rent on half that much house. There’s this, too: When rates turn upward, that will put a damper on already wilted demand, so we may be at the de facto top of this market swing. Prices have been stalled, as best, over the last year. Washington does want to re-inflate the housing bubble. That’s the reasoning…
  • It’s beginning to look a lot like… home-buying bargain season…?

    Greg Swann
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:12 am
    The holidays mean different things to different people, but they mean something special to well-prepared home-buyers: When holly is in the air, it’s a great time to pick off bargains from motivated sellers. It’s easy to understand why: All the other buyers are tied up with their holiday preprations. Inventories have been rising for more than a year, and some sellers need to make a deal NOW. Who? • Folks who want to account for their proceeds on this year’s taxes, not next year’s. • New home builders who want their spec homes closed out on this year’s books. • People who are…
  • Will this infinite back yard always be this beautiful?

    Greg Swann
    12 Nov 2014 | 7:34 am
    No. In a few months, when the wildflowers bloom, it will be even more breathtaking… Live where it snows? Had enough? Isn’t it time to get your Winter back?
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    Inman

  • Free yourself from lead gen by focusing on ‘offer generation’

    Andrew Flachner
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Last year, in a given month, close to 100 million unique users visited the top three national portals (as reported by Inman). This is the massive number of consumers eligible to become online leads every month -- and yet, what was the number of homes actually sold? Just shy of 5 million in all 12 months of ...
  • Real estate infographics: spring foreclosures, Chinese homebuyers, green fields and more

    Inman
    21 Apr 2015 | 2:15 am
    Which markets have the most spring foreclosures? What are the numbers surrounding Chinese buyers purchasing U.S. homes ...
  • The Ten Commandments of real estate email marketing: Part 1

    Kathryn Royster
    21 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    So many agents complain about colleagues who send marketing emails indiscriminately, or whose emails are just variations on the tired theme of "I'm the best agent in my area! Pick me!" Successful email marketing is about much more -- here's how to do it the smart way ...
  • Website firm WingWire takes design and content creation out of the hands of agents — for good

    Craig Rowe
    21 Apr 2015 | 1:45 am
    There's something to be said about affordable website solutions for real estate agents. Of course, it all depends on how you define affordable. I've worked on websites that cost $20,000 — which is very affordable. I know paying six figures for a site isn't at all uncommon. Smart programming and design is that valuable ...
  • Bruno Ricciotti: ‘We have survived and excelled by adapting relentlessly and constantly questioning’

    Inman
    21 Apr 2015 | 1:30 am
    "We went from running 10 ads in The New York Times print edition for our weekly marketing to managing and updating thousands of property listings from hundreds of agents with descriptions, photos and floor plans, daily," says the co-founder of Bond New York. "We survived and actually excelled by adapting relentlessly, by never being complacent, and by constantly questioning and reassessing our current business model through procedural and technological innovations." ...
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    Information CentralInformation Central

  • What We’re Reading: April 13-17

    Donna McCormick
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:27 am
    Best and Worst Jobs, Tech Neck, and some natural phenomena photos The best and worst jobs list was released this week. Basically, the list of best jobs is great news for people who are good at math. Looking for a first or even a second home?  This view could be yours for a cool $6 Million! You’re still not going to mistake Siri for a real person, but the iPhone’s digital assistant speaks more clearly after Apple’s new iOS 8.3 update. It appears that our love of all things electronic is damaging our health. How can you prevent ‘tech neck’ without shutting down…
  • What We’re Reading: April 6-10

    Donna McCormick
    10 Apr 2015 | 6:58 am
    Apple Watch, Mad Men, interior design, and coloring books The Apple Watch is now available to order, and even try on, in the Apple Stores as well as some pop-up shops in Tokyo, London, Berlin and Paris. If you’re still on the fence about it, check out the Apple Watch Review. Want to see the homes of Mad Men, where they lived, how much they paid – and how you can channel the look? SmartZip has broken out the price and style of Don and Betty Draper’s Westchester colonial from early seasons, Peggy Olson’s recent Upper West Side townhome purchase, Joan Harris’ chic…
  • New eBooks – April 2015

    Donna McCormick
    3 Apr 2015 | 10:43 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. Be a Real Estate Millionaire by Dean Graziosi For once a book claiming that making wealth can be easier than it sounds! Dean Graziosi is a firm believer that anyone can make sound investments in real estate as long as he or she has a strong understanding of the market cycle.
  • What We’re Reading: March 30-April 3

    Donna McCormick
    3 Apr 2015 | 10:35 am
    Home service marketplace, Grandma’s a viral star & driverless cars On Monday, March 30th, Amazon announced the official launch of Amazon Home Services, a marketplace and recommendation tool to help people find, schedule, and pay for services like home cleaning, lawn care, and handyman jobs. Amazon’s Home Services marketplace is up and running 41 major US cities so you can order plumbers and plungers from the same place. An 86-year-old Florida grandmother is a viral star after her granddaughter shared photos of her humorously posing in her home on Twitter. When 86-year-old…
  • New Books – April 2015

    Donna McCormick
    2 Apr 2015 | 7:27 am
    NAR members and Association staff can borrow up to three books for 30 days from the Library for a nominal fee of $10. Members and staff can also borrow up to six electronic books, digital audios and/or videos at no cost, through the Virtual Library eBooks Collection Success Under Stress By Sharon Melnick, Ph. D. American Management Association, 2013 From overflowing priority lists to power-hungry colleagues to nagging parental guilt, stress is the defining characteristic of most of our lives. Real help is here-an all-encompassing, stress-busting tool kit that goes far beyond breathing…
 
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    GeekEstate Blog

  • An Alternative to BPP: A Fund for Consumer Startups

    Drew Meyers
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:32 am
    As you probably know by know, I question whether the National Broker Public Portal stands a chance to compete against the established portals (see articles here). I’ve yet to hear a good argument as to how it plans to become a top 3-5 portal — and it doesn’t seem like a good use of time and money if it doesn’t get there. Unless, like I said before, the only goal is to give the brokerage community more leverage in talks with the portals. If that’s the sole goal, then it may succeed. Here’s an alternative to the money being spent on BPP: a consumer real…
  • I Do. I Will.

    Drew Meyers
    19 Apr 2015 | 9:12 pm
    From JLM in a comment on AVC: In life, it is not the “IQ” — it is the “I DO”, the “I WILL” which determines outcomes. When do you say those things? Are you saying them to the right things? The post I Do. I Will. appeared first on GeekEstate Blog.
  • Zillow Provides Public Records to MLS’

    Drew Meyers
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:59 pm
    I just saw this press release, via Spencer on Twitter. Zillow Group to Give MLS Partners Free Public Record Data Bold move indeed. That’s a pretty big incentive to get MLS’ onboard, depending on what the data rights are that go along with using the data. Another sign of the serious commitment Zillow is putting into getting direct MLS deals, as I imagine this is costing them a pretty penny. I can’t imagine their data providers are letting them distribute data for free to every MLS in the country. The post Zillow Provides Public Records to MLS’ appeared first on…
  • For Brokerage Profits, Syndication is an Inefficient Stepchild to IDX

    Sam DeBord
    14 Apr 2015 | 3:49 pm
    (Note: This post is about industry-wide brokerage profitability in an IDX scenario vs a syndication scenario.  It’s  not about an individual broker’s profits or decision to use IDX/syndication.)   We’re hearing more often that IDX and listing syndication are essentially the same (via Rob).  From a consumer advertising perspective, that argument may make sense.  From a broker-centric profit mindset, it’s far from the truth. Our company shares our listings with brokers via IDX and with portals via syndication.  It makes sense based on our clients’…
  • Getting into Travel Industry is Still Absurd – and You Should Still Do It

    Drew Meyers
    13 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    I got a question from a developer friend of mine this weekend, wondering whether Horizon had an API. I asked him why, and he responded with: Have a guy pinging me about helping him design/position a real estate mls + back office for [country X]. I always wondered why more people don’t integrate with services like yours in areas of interest so they can help people check out a place and then have an inside track on selling them a property later I wonder the exact same thing. I wrote a post in late 2013, explaining why I believe it makes sense for brokers and franchises to get into the…
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    Mortgage News Daily

  • MBS Day Ahead: More Potential For Overseas Motivation Amid Silent Domestic Calendar

    Matthew Graham
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:32 am
    Posted To: MBS CommentaryOne nice thing about the current unwillingness on the part of bond markets to break through resistance levels is that they've been similarly unwilling to sell-off past close-by support levels. In other words, if we're not rallying, at least we're not selling off. Obviously, this makes for a narrow range. Talking about it is getting old , and it's unlikely that it will continue to be this narrow all the way until next week's FOMC Announcement. But motivation is obviously not coming from domestic economic data. That's especially true today…
  • MBS RECAP: Corporate Bond Market Weighs on Rates, but Narrow Range Prevails

    Matthew Graham
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:23 pm
    Posted To: MBS CommentaryIt was a struggle to observe anything interesting in bond markets today. That environment usually allows 'tradeflow considerations' to rise to the surface as far as market movement is concerned. That's our catch-all term for trading that's driven by necessity and technicals rather fundamental economic data. In other words, there were no reports that out that prompted bond markets to begin giving up ground starting at 9am and to hold their ground in the afternoon. But there were more than $8bln in new corporate bonds issued. These create tradeflow…
  • Mortgage Rates Slide Sideways Again

    Matthew Graham
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Posted To: Mortgage Rate WatchMortgage rates figure if they can't be pushing down to new record lows, they might as well pass the time by shooting for different records. This time around, it's the record for FLATNESS! We calculate an average 30yr fixed conventional rate every day based on the sweet-spots on multiple lender rate sheets. This gives us an 'effective rate' to track that typically falls between the two most common rate quotes in the market. For instance, the current computed rate is 3.66% and the two most common quotes are 3.625% and 3.75%. On 9 out of the past 10 days, that…
  • Buyers Returning to Housing Market Ready, Willing, and Able?

    Jann Swanson
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Posted To: MND NewsWireThere are 9.3 million former homeowners who were displaced by foreclosures, short sales, and deeds in lieu of foreclosure between 2006 and 2014. Do they constitute a potential market that could drive demand for new and existing homes over the next decade? The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) has just released a study of that pool and their findings that many of them are already homeowners again and many others will never return to homeownership. To date, nearly a million of these former owners have returned to the market and many more of these "return buyers"…
  • MBS MID-DAY: Bond Markets Generally Weaker, But Still Inside Friday's Range

    Matthew Graham
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:40 am
    Posted To: MBS CommentaryNothing of note has transpired or conspired to move bond markets today. It's another Monday without economic data, meaningful headlines, or strong participation among traders. As has been the case of late, that leaves tradeflows in control of our destiny. To that end, Treasuries bounced against technical resistance yet again this morning. The last major high in 10yr yields was 1.982 on April 13th. Until or unless yields break back above that level, bonds are simply stuck in an ultra narrow sideways grind .. One relative benefit of narrow Treasury trading ranges is…
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    National Commercial Real Estate News From CoStar Group

  • Ecolab Buying Travelers North Tower in St. Paul

    19 Apr 2015 | 9:59 pm
    Ecolab, a diversified provider of cleaning, hygiene and energy technologies and services and one of the largest private employers in the Minneapolis/St. Paul region, announced it signed a purchase agreement to acquire The Travelers Companies' 17-story North Tower at 385 Washington St. The downtown St. Paul office tower will become Ecolab's new headquarters. Terms of the building sale, which is expected to close by the end of the third quarter...
  • Prologis Teams With Norges Bank to Buy KTR Industrial Portfolio for $5.9 Billion

    19 Apr 2015 | 7:47 pm
    At a time when high quality 'big box' warehouse-distribution properties command top dollar, Prologis said it will partner with deep-pocketed Norges Bank to acquire rival KTR Capital Partners and add more than 300 industrial properties to its U.S. portfolio. Prologis said the $5.9 billion acquisition will be made through the Prologis U.S. Logistics Venture (USLV), a 55-45 consolidated joint venture with Norges Bank Investment Management, the manager...
  • Office Lease Up (Apr 20) Twinlab Relocating NYC HQs to Downtown St. Petersburg

    19 Apr 2015 | 6:36 pm
    After outgrowing its current corporate office spaces in New York City, Twinlab Consolidation Corp. said it will establish a new corporate headquarters in downtown St. Petersburg, FL later this year. The health and wellness company has leased two floors totaling 30,600 square feet at First Central Tower. The lease is for 12 years, commencing on May 1, 2015. Twinlab has options to extend for two additional periods of five years each. Twinlab is...
  • Mixed Metrics from First Quarter Reflect Equilibrium in National Office Market

    17 Apr 2015 | 7:35 pm
    The first three months of 2015 provided another 'feel good' quarter for the U.S. office market as office rent growth and elevated leasing and development activity continued to reflect strong fundamentals as brisk business activity and growing confidence in the broader economy encouraged business to lease space and investors to acquire office buildings. The one area that CRE analysts will be tracking carefully in coming months is net absorption...
  • CoStar's People of Note (Apr. 12 - 18)

    17 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    It's time to update those contact managers with CoStar's People of Note, reporting news on significant new CRE hires and promotions. This week's issue includes the following markets: New York City, Austin, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Diego, Chicago, Columbus, Charlotte, Washington DC, and South Florida. NEW YORK CITY Liebersohn Joins Avison Young By Rachel Rosenberg A. Mitti Liebersohn is joining the m
 
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    Zillow Blog

  • Demi Moore Asks $75M for Penthouse on Central Park West

    Melissa Allison
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:49 pm
    Demi Moore is finally ready to let go of the penthouse on Central Park West that she and ex Bruce Willis bought in 1990, the year “Ghost” came out. “I’m spending the majority of my time in my other homes, and this apartment is too magnificent not to be lived in full time,” Moore told The New York Times. She’s asking $75 million for the 7,000-square-foot triplex, plus a two-bedroom apartment on the lobby level. The monthly maintenance fees for both apartments equal $21,186. The ultra-luxury 5 bedroom, 7.5-bath home sits atop one of the towers of the famous San Remo…
  • Mike Myers Lists Soho Duplex for $16.95M

    Melissa Allison
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    The well-behaved man who brought us “Austin Powers” and “Wayne’s World” is looking to more than double his money on a Soho penthouse he bought for almost $8 million in 2007, the year he voiced the lovable green ogre in “Shrek the Third.” Mike Myers is asking $16.95 million for a 4,204-square-foot duplex. His listing agent, Leonard Steinberg of Compass, told The Wall Street Journal the actor chose the home for its 14-foot ceilings, and because the building is one floor higher than most surrounding structures, giving the penthouse sweeping views. Set…
  • Eviction 101: What’s Legal, What’s Not, and Your Rights as a Tenant

    Avvo
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:35 pm
    By Stephanie Reid, Avvo attorney and NakedLaw contributor There it is: the dreaded eviction notice, taped not-so-subtly across the front door of your home. Getting an eviction notice may seem like the end of the world at first, but renters do have tenant rights that can help resolve the issue or change the landlord’s decision. Unfortunately, not every eviction is avoidable: Landlords have rights, too, and obligations to uphold the value of the property and the safety of all other tenants. Here’s a look at what’s legal and what’s not when it comes to the eviction process. Lawful…
  • Advice for Buyers and Sellers in a Buyers’ Market

    Brendon DeSimone
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:32 pm
    When there is an abundance of homes for sale in a particular market, buyers and sellers both need to adapt their strategies. Here’s how to proceed from either side of the transaction in a buyers’ market. How to sell in a buyers’ market It’s not impossible to sell a home in a buyers’ market. For the right price and the right house in the right condition, there will always be a buyer. But the home’s true value may not be in line with the seller’s expectations. Most sellers refuse to believe the reality of a buyers’ market, and a struggle ensues.
  • Pete Carroll Sells Seattle Lakefront Home

    Melissa Allison
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:09 am
    Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll received $6.1 million this spring for a Seattle lakefront property he and his wife, Glena, bought less than a year ago, property records show. The off-market deal was first reported by the Puget Sound Business Journal. Carroll, who signed a contract extension last year that lasts through the 2016 football season, still owns homes in his native California — in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Rolling Hills. The 3,860-square-foot home he sold on Seattle’s Lake Washington boasts 75 feet of private, west-facing waterfront with stunning sunset views. It…
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  • An Investor Answers: As a Wholesaler, Should I Put an Earnest Money Deposit Down?

    Nasar Elarabi
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    I’m a wholesaler. Should I leave an earnest money deposit? I see a lot of wholesalers panic when asked to leave an earnest money deposit. I want you to always keep in mind that wholesaling is a business. And sometimes in business, you have to put up money to make money. Business is risky. And as [...] View the full article: An Investor Answers: As a Wholesaler, Should I Put an Earnest Money Deposit Down? on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2014 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • #AskBP 001: What is the BiggerPockets #AskBP Podcast?

    Brandon Turner
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:02 pm
    In this first episode of the #AskBP Podcast, you’ll learn about this brand-new Podcast show and get to know the show hosts a little better! Watch the Episode Below Listen to the Episode Below Links from the Show BiggerPockets.com The BiggerPockets Forums Free eBook from BiggerPockets! Get The Ultimate Beginnner's Guide to Real Estate Investing [...] View the full article: #AskBP 001: What is the BiggerPockets #AskBP Podcast? on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2014 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • 10 Ways to Build a Reputation as Your Market’s Premier Real Estate Investor

    Kevin Perk
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:30 pm
    The three most important words in real estate are “location, location, location.” Running behind in a close fourth is reputation. Reputation in real estate is extremely important. It can even be said that in this business, reputation is everything. Think about it. You are dealing with assets that can be worth millions of dollars. You [...] View the full article: 10 Ways to Build a Reputation as Your Market’s Premier Real Estate Investor on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2014 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • How to Make $100,000 Per Year with Fixer-Upper Rental Properties

    Brandon Turner
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Some people work so hard to make money in real estate. They flip dozens of homes, deal with hundreds of tenants, and are always trying to put out a fire somewhere. Sounds exhausting, doesn’t it? But what if I told you that you that within five years you could be making $100,000 annually from just two [...] View the full article: How to Make $100,000 Per Year with Fixer-Upper Rental Properties on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2014 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • The 6 Non-Negotiable Habits of a Top-Notch Property Manager

    Trey Duling
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    Over the past decade or so, I have been managing vacation homes here in the Orlando area, and I will tell you — it has been quite a ride. Over the years I have met and worked with a lot of great homeowners, many who have become very close friends, and those friendships I will [...] View the full article: The 6 Non-Negotiable Habits of a Top-Notch Property Manager on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2014 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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  • Multiple Offer Situation versus Bidding War: What are they, and why do they happen?

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

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

    ARDELL
    3 Feb 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Seattle Area – Choosing Best Place to Live. I recently received a request to write a new post on this topic. Even I find most of the articles I have read on this topic to be very confusing. Like this one that mixes a few “Really?!?” with the obvious best places. Or this one that jumps from one extreme to the other pretty quickly back and forth. If you are renting vs buying you can use the lists of Best Places to Live in the Greater Seattle Area pretty freely, as you can skip around at the end of each lease until you find a place you may want to permanently call…
  • What is an Alternative Brokerage? Who is an Alternative Real Estate Agent?

    Craig Blackmon
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:18 pm
    One of the great challenges of being on the “bleeding edge” of change in any industry is identifying the words to be used in discussing the new model. The real estate industry is, at more than a century old, steeped in history and culture. So it’s even more of a challenge to create a dialog that accurately captures the essence of a particular innovation and the characteristics that distinguish it from the old way of doing business. It’s hard to create new meanings for words that have long-standing and well-understood definitions. One term used to describe real…
  • 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.
 
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  • Possible deal in the works for Hotel Niagara

    James Fink
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:25 am
    The same development team that has significant hotel and hospitality holdings in Pittsburgh and elsewhere in Pennsylvania is considering purchasing the historic Hotel Niagara. Sources have confirmed that Matthew Shollar from Pittsburgh-based GreatStay Hospitality Partners LLC and Akiva Feinsod from New York City-headquartered ANF Financial are negotiating with Hotel Niagara’s current owner, Canadian developer Harry Stinson, to purchase the landmark and bring it back to life with, potentially,…
  • Vote on St. Elizabeth’s relocation expected Tuesday

    Corey Noles
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:22 am
    The ongoing saga between St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and Memorial Hospital in Belleville is expected to come to a vote Tuesday. The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board (IHFSRB) is expected to vote during its 9 a.m. meeting at Bolingbrook Golf Club in Bolingbrook, Illinois, whether to approve St. Elizabeth's Hospital's plan to build a replacement hospital some 10 miles away in O'Fallon. Its current hospital is in Belleville, and the plan faces opposition from Memorial Hospital and…
  • Bank sells foreclosed Sunrise site at discount

    Brian Bandell
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:21 am
    BAC Florida Bank sold a repossessed development site in Sunrise at a discount to its former mortgage. The Coral Gables-based bank seized the 6.5-acre site at 6500 W. Oakland Park Blvd. in 2013 after foreclosing on Oakland Park Boulevard LLC’s $2.62 million mortgage. It recently sold the commercial-zoned land for $2.5 million to Jucatore S.A. The buyer is incorporated in Panama and represented by Miami-based law firm Sofia Powell-Cosio. The site is a few blocks east of University Drive.
  • Commercial mortgages triple in South Florida

    Nina Lincoff
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:20 am
    Overall commercial mortgage volume more than tripled in South Florida between 2009 and 2014, according to a study released by Miami-based BridgeInvest, a private mortgage lender. Over $11.4 billion in commercial mortgages were financed in 2014, up from about $9.8 billion in 2013 and $3.5 billion in 2009 Miami-Dade County captured the biggest slice of mortgage volume in the region in 2014 with 57 percent, followed by Palm Beach County at 23 percent and Broward County at 20 percent. BridgeInvest…
  • Exclusive: Grocery store, new restaurant in works for downtown Dayton

    Olivia Barrow
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:14 am
    The owners of a downtown Dayton apartment building are ready to invest almost half a million dollars in upgrades and to lure a grocery store, a few years after taking over ownership and management of it. Steve Norris, a partner in an Irvine, Calif.-based investment group that owns the Jefferson Place Apartments at 105 E. Second St. in Dayton, said the time is right to begin investing heavily in renovations to the apartments, and he is also working to bring a restaurant and grocery store to the retail…
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  • Three brands raking in the leads with Tumblr

    Taylor Leddin
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:07 pm
    Tumblr is a great way to target Millennials, however if you're unfamiliar with it, it can be difficult. Here's why you need to hone your Tumblr skills. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • Jude rules IP addresses not enough info for movie piracy offenders

    Jennifer Walpole
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:49 pm
    One Florida judge is shaking up how to make pirates walk the plank, by ruling IP addresses alone are not enough information to prove identity. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • Why we love Hooks custom notifications for iPhones

    Dawn Brotherton
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:40 pm
    iPhone notifications are not very customizable; you either get bombarded with alerts, or you miss alerts. Hooks aims to change this. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • Olive Garden: Yet another chain using tablets on tables for ordering

    Jennifer Walpole
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:24 pm
    A new trend in dining out is starting to catch on: tablets in addition to servers. Olive Garden is the latest chain to jump on board this trend. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
  • Boy genius gets his product into Neiman Marcus stores

    Ellen Vessels
    19 Apr 2015 | 6:33 pm
    Bridges’ business skyrocketed after he appeared on Shark Tank and at 13, he's off to an amazing start to be the next big thing in fashion entrepreneurs. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
 
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  • Our Nutrition Improved In Just 10 Days Using These Tips

    Justin  Price
    18 Apr 2015 | 4:06 pm
    The other day my friend and I went to the mall to do some shopping. We set a time and place to meet and went our separate ways. It didn’t take me very long to find what I was looking for so I decided to grab a soda and sit on a bench until it was time to meet up with my friend. As I was enjoying my soda I did a lot of people watching. I soon began to notice that nearly everyone who walked by, could stand to lose some weight. I then began to count how many overweight people walked by before I saw someone of average or thin size. This was a rude awakening for me. After all, I was sitting with…
  • Garcinia Cambogia Dischem – Good Info

    Justin  Price
    5 Feb 2015 | 8:29 am
    A lot of healthy fanatics are looking for weight loss pills in South Africa that will help them reach their goals. If you really need some great diet pills look no further than garcinia cambogia australia. This is a good site for health and diet info. This is a good site for health info. Garcinia Cambogia is one of the many similar weight loss products that are currently available on the market. It is named after a tropical fruit from which its main ingredient, HCA, is extracted. According to the ads, the pills have an outstanding effect on the weight loss process, resulting in you becoming…
  • How To Slim With Garcinia Cambogia in New Zealand

    Justin  Price
    5 Feb 2015 | 8:29 am
    The Garcinia Cambogia extract supplement that is being offered for sale in the New Zealand market is one of the best around. It is highly effective for blocking fat and also has a good use as a colon cleanser. However, the primary purpose for which people are looking to this miracle product is to lose weight very quickly and get in shape without needing to exercise constantly. This pill is really awesome because it contains several natural extracts that have been used by ancient peoples for a very long time on earth. If your goal is to get in shape with it and shed massive amounts of kilos in…
  • Elegir Las Pastillas Que Realmente Ayudan a Perder Peso

    Justin  Price
    5 Feb 2015 | 8:29 am
    En esta pagina lo que voy a poner aqui es que tengemos que siempre quedarnos realizando lo actual que hemos hecho con pastillas, pildoras, suplementos, y ejercicios que funcionan con muchos de los otros ejercicios. La vida sana y una vida saludable. Este sitio te puede ayudar. Pastillas para bajar de peso- como elegir las correctas. http://www.pastillasparabajardepeso.org.mx- el inicio- como planear tu dieta. Si usted se quema 500 calorías más de lo que come todos los días durante una semana, usted debe perder alrededor de 1-2 libras. Si usted quiere perder peso más rápido, tendrá que…
  • Cómo Elegir El Plan de Ejercicio Correcto Para Tí

    Justin  Price
    5 Feb 2015 | 8:29 am
    El elegir el plan correcto de ejericicos para ti no es siempre fácil. Debes recordar cuando lo estas haciendo que el mismo plan no es el propio para cada persona. Todos nosotros tenemos cuerpos diferentes y por esa razon tenemos que considerar varias cosas cuando estamos tratando de encontrar la dieta y los ejercicios que nos arreglan a nosotros particularmente. Hay mucha buena información acerca de este tema a pastillas para adelgazar. Recuerda que si estas muy gordo ya mismo, quizás querras utilizar algunos suplementos para ayudarte a lograr tus objetivos de salud mas rapido. Hay muchos…
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  • In The Desert – On The Lake

    Nick Bastian
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:55 pm
    When people from other parts of the country think of moving to Phoenix, they often think of the Valley of the Sun as a place where palm trees and cactus live and the heat feels like a blow torch on your skin. Rarely do they think of water, and I’d be willing to bet that it is even more uncommon for them to think of living on a lake. The fact is, we DO have some really cool lakefront homes in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Lots of them. Heck, we have The Lakes right here in Tempe, which is just minutes from other lake communities such as: The Islands, Crystal Point Estates or West Lake…
  • Starting Tuesday, Phoenix social follow of the week

    Dean Ouellette
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:39 am
    Starting April 21st we will be doing a weekly post for a Phoenix social follow of the week. Every Tuesday at 9am we will announce a social media account in Phoenix that we think you should be following. It could be someone on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Yelp, Pinterest, Meerkat, Vine or Snapchat. Ok, the chances we announce a Snapchat account are very unlikely. Yes, I have a Snapchat account, but I don’t think I have logged into it more than twice and have never posted. So unless we hire an 18-year old intern…. But who knows, maybe someone can get me to change my mind. The…
  • Boomerang Buyers Returning to Homeownership

    shane hollenback
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:57 am
    Boomerang buyers.  Catchy, huh?  Sounds like some foreigner to Australia, roaming the outback looking for makers of boomerangs, so that they can export them back to their native land… and get rich.  Okay, fine.  That’s not it at all. Boomerang buyers are actually the group of buyers that went through a significant derogatory credit event.  What are those?  Oh, things like bankruptcy, foreclosure, short sale, deed-in-lieu of foreclosure, or any combination of the above.  However, now they’ve “done their time” in waiting and are now able to finance a home again.  Get it?
  • What you need to know before you move to Phoenix

    Dean Ouellette
    13 Apr 2015 | 10:03 am
    Thinking of moving to the Phoenix area? Here are some things you may want to know before you pack the truck. 5 Things to know about Phoenix before you move here 5) Monsoon season is mostly hogwash – When I first moved to Phoenix, I kept hearing about the monsoon season during the Phoenix summer. How ever afternoon it would downpour for a short time, then clear up, and repeat daily. I have now lived here for 9 years. While there can be some pretty good summer monsoon storms in the metro Phoenix area, they do not happen nearly as often as I was lead to believe. Long-time…
  • So…How’s the Phoenix Real Estate Market?

    Shar Rundio
    10 Apr 2015 | 4:39 pm
    As a REALTOR one of the questions I’m always asked, be it at my daughter’s volleyball tournament, at some social event, or at the grocery store is, “How’s the market?”  I never quite know if it’s just a pleasantry like asking how your day is going or if people really want to know.  For the sake of this post I’ll assume that you actually are interested because you’re still reading. So, HOW is the Phoenix market?  Well, as always, that depends…are you buying or are you selling?  Are you leasing or are you owning?  It generally…
 
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  • My Pettiest SM Peeves

    Geno Petro
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:59 am
    I’m a Chicago real estate blogger  who resides in a glass house (okay, an MCM high rise) so throw ‘em if you got ‘em.  A little collateral stone breakage comes with the territory in this Midwest cranny. Regardless, here are a handful of Social Media miens that tick  me off on a daily basis. In no great order: 1) Stock Photo Images On A Realtor’s Blog My take: If you’re going to offer up something to the SM gods that even faintly smells literary, have the decency (imagination?) to snap your own accompanying picture. (Unless of course, its a really cool shot…
  • Getting a San Diego Condo VA-Approved Adds Value To Service Members

    Brian Brady
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Debra Brady and I are experts at VA-financing.  One of the things we do very well is secure a VA condo complex approval for condominiums which aren’t agency approved.  Some comments from a recent YELP review: I started the home buying process while still on deployment, and Brian graciously worked with me across 13 time zones to begin explaining the ins and outs of home buying. This is actually kind of fun for me.  With technology, deployed service members can communicate with me well in advance of buying.  Many times, when deployed,  they have free time with little to do.  They…
  • How Not to Message

    Damon Chetson
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:44 am
    Taking this moment to give this brief lesson on how not to message: Neil Siegel, a former special counsel to Joe Biden and supporter of ObamaCare/Affordable Care Act, was on WUNC’s The State of Things on Wednesday discussing recent appellate litigation involving the subsidies authorized by the Act. The DC Circuit ruled Monday that subsidies are illegal in states that did not set up their own insurance exchanges. North Carolina is one of those states. The Fourth Circuit, in which North Carolina is located, found otherwise.
  • Passed my Check Ride

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

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

  • How Automated Underwriting May Hurt You

    Justin McHood
    8 Apr 2015 | 7:58 am
    Technology can be a wonderful thing, except when you are denied a mortgage because a computer will not approve your application. This is the case for many borrowers that have been turned down by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s automated underwriting system. Because these two mortgage giants back a large majority of the loans underwritten in the United States, most lenders abide by their automated system. Of course there is still the chance of a second pass through underwriting with a manual underwriter, but some lenders do not do that, leaving borrowers out in the cold. Start your approval…
  • Newly Opened Credit: The Importance of Informing your Lender

    Justin McHood
    7 Apr 2015 | 6:52 pm
    When you apply for a mortgage, the lender will pull your credit. In fact, he will likely pull it several times throughout the process. He will pull it immediately upon application for the loan; he will pull it again if more than 60 days passes and you have not found a home and then one more time right before you close on your loan. The need to consistently pull your credit is to ensure that everything has remained as you stated when you first applied for the loan. If the lender did not reassess your credit, you could take out new debts or stop paying your bills and the lender would never…
  • Compensating Factors on your Mortgage Application

    Justin McHood
    7 Apr 2015 | 7:40 am
    The job of the underwriter is to look for all of the negatives in your mortgage application. He does this in order to fully evaluate your level of riskiness in regards to a mortgage loan. If you are the least bit risky, he is supposed to deny the loan. Because this large burden lies on the shoulders of the underwriter, it can make him seem like the “bad guy” or the person always bugging you for more information. In order to make your application as attractive as possible, you need to understand how to display compensating factors to make your situation look better, or less risky.  Start…
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  • Mortgage Rates Today – Today’s Analysis on Rates

    Joe Farr
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:04 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 – Today’s Analysis on Rates.
  • These Days, It Seems Like Everyone’s Looking For A Mortgage Refinance

    Dan Green
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    There's a reason why U.S. homeowners are rushing to refinance. Mortgage rates are low and there's concern that won't last. Full market analysis, with access to up-to-date mortgage rate quotes.Click for the complete post : These Days, It Seems Like Everyone’s Looking For A Mortgage Refinance.
  • Today’s Mortgage Rates Could Move Violently, Subject To “Technical” Trades

    Lou Barnes
    19 Apr 2015 | 5:23 am
    Nothing disturbs markets more than a "trading freeze" while the real world is fluxing. What it means to your rate, and what you should do about it.Click for the complete post : Today’s Mortgage Rates Could Move Violently, Subject To “Technical” Trades.
  • What Makes Your FICO Credit Score Change Each Month?

    Britt Scearce
    18 Apr 2015 | 5:20 am
    Keeping a decent credit score can help you get access to better, lower mortgage rates. Free advice to help you boost your credit scores quickly. Click for the complete post : What Makes Your FICO Credit Score Change Each Month?.
  • 100% LTV Mortgages & Today’s Low Rates Boost U.S. Housing Starts

    Dan Green
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:31 am
    With mortgage rates making new loans, single-family housing starts resumed rising in March. Analysis of the data, plus live mortgage rate quotes at ready-to-lock levels.Click for the complete post : 100% LTV Mortgages & Today’s Low Rates Boost U.S. Housing Starts.
 
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  • 1950 Ranch Home at 4301 W Avenue 42

    15 Apr 2015 | 8:39 am
     In 1950, the California Ranch was the style of the day. Today, this 1950 Rancher has much of the original style with nice modern upgrades like custom cabinets and Silestone counters in the kitchen, central air and heat, a leased solar system, and a brand new roof! This is a beautiful home in Eagle Rock.  The current owners have also updated the kitchen and bathrooms, buffed and polished the floors, and maintained the house with love and care for the 15 years they've lived here. Read More
  • The Myth of Price Per Square Foot

    15 Apr 2015 | 7:58 am
    Every now and then, someone asks me to discuss what their home is worth as “price per square foot.” Fine, then. Here is my reasoning on why determining value by price per square foot is a myth. Looking at value in terms of price per square foot is an attempt to make value an easily quantified number that is real. Example: the average price per square foot for sales of homes in the 90041 zip code over the last 3 months is: $504. Therefore, the home at 2014 Estes Road is 1735 square feet and the value calculates out to be $874,440.   Great. Is that a real value? Should I list my home…
  • Ranch Style Home at 5006 Hartwick

    8 Apr 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Here is your chance to create your very own special retreat—a lovely 1941 ranch style home in Eagle Rock with lots of original detail and some desirable upgrades.  The third bedroom/den has a closet and is lined with paneling to continue life as an office/guest room if you like, or? The kitchen has been expanded into the former utility room to allow for a dishwasher and more counter space and the laundry is now in the garage below. Read More
  • 1927 Craftsman Bungalow at 4951 Hartwick

    1 Apr 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Charming 1927 Craftsman bungalow now available for LEASE, we have a home in Eagle Rock! The hardwood floors, an Arts & Crafts tile fireplace, lots of original windows, built-in cabinets in the formal dining room all add up to character, style, and a simpler time.  Read More
  • Highland Park Cutie at 514 Eastview

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:06 pm
    So close to hip York Blvd, yet tucked away from the bustle of the edgy vibe of homes in Highland Park, imagine a life where you've worked in your studio/office all morning and take a lunch break--stroll the 20 steps to your kitchen and set out the meal on your table on the back patio. Wander out front and listen to the birds sing as they splash in the birdbath and flit among the herbs and wild flowers in the yard. Read More
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  • People Keep Saying Charlottesville is a Happy Place to Live

    Jim Duncan
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:01 pm
      Last year, Good Housekeeping said that Charlottesville was a happy place to live. This year, Harvard researchers have noted that Charlottesville is the “happiest city” in which to live. The Roanoake Times noted: The survey questioned people across the country about how happy and content they were and inquired into how satisfied they were with their lives. Of course, it’s easy to be happy living in a town that has been named the best town for food lovers by Wine Magazine; best college town in the country by Traveler’s Today; most exciting place in Virginia by Movoto;…
  • Some Good Questions Buyers Should be Asking

    Jim Duncan
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:13 am
    A few weeks ago I wrote about the Questions Buyers Should be Asking. This year, Reddit provides another great discussion that should be required reading for buyers – What is something you wish you’d checked before buying a property? I’m glad to see one of the suggestions is one that I have been recommending to buyer clients for years – snaking the sewer line from the house to the street. One of the roles I fill for my clients is helping them ask the questions they don’t know to ask; I call them my “dumb questions” on behalf of my clients. If you’re in the midst of…
  • 1st Quarter 2015 Nest Report

    Jim Duncan
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:10 am
      Nest’s 1st Quarter Market Report is out; download it here. A few highlights – Total sales in the MSA are down just a bit. I suspect due to the extended cold and snow. Contracts written are up – way up. 24% in the Charlottesville MSA, 26% in Albemarle County, and 13% in the City of Charlottesville. If there was enough good inventory in the City, the number of contracts written would have been higher. Some Days on Market perspective –  In Albemarle County, about half the homes that went under contract went under in less than a month. 457 contracts were written in the…
  • Charlottesville & Albemarle Raising Taxes – 2015 Edition

    Jim Duncan
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:34 am
    Assessed values in the City of Charlottesville and County of Albemarle are up across the board and now the respective localities have voted to increase taxes – The City is raising is meals tax 1% and the County is raising the property tax rate from 79 cents to 82 cents per $100 of assessed value. If the County would devote that money to infrastructure, and have a sunset clause on that rate, I’d be in favor of paying a little bit more in taxes. Curious – will you consider the new, higher meals tax in the City when choosing where to eat out? Keep in mind that the Albemarle…
  • April 2015 Monthly Note

    Jim Duncan
    9 Apr 2015 | 7:19 am
    I’m planning to dig into the data a bit more than usual as we’ve just ended the first quarter of 2015 and there have been some interesting new trends and surprises. As the outline is developing, I’m sorting what to cut and what to write about here on RealCentralVA; I’m aiming to cover 3-4 topics this month. The Charlottesville real estate market – 1st Quarter Perhaps an in-person happy hour to discuss the market. Interested? Dual Agency (recognition by clients about Nest’s principles) Being opinionated (with clients) The CFPB Millennials and real estate markets Unrepresented…
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    Ubertor Real Estate Blog

  • CREB Continues To Design and Build Beautiful Custom Real Estate Websites on the Ubertor Platform

    Bryan Garcia
    13 Apr 2015 | 12:17 pm
    How one email can get your week started on the right foot… Mark Hobbs – the Digital Sales Coordinator for CREB’s Media Services, was kind enough to share a list of newly designed custom Real Estate websites by CREB on the Ubertor platform early this morning. What I’ve truly appreciated about our partnership with CREB, is Mark and his team putting a lot of effort into meeting REALTORS®, understanding their needs, and crafting high quality, beautiful Real Estate websites on Ubertor’s platform. The positive feedback from REALTORS® about CREB’s media team has been…
  • Realtor Spotlight: Cloverdale Realtor, Bettina Reid on Balancing Life and Real Estate

    UberSandra
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:16 pm
    To make sales you have to be aggressive, to retain clients you have to be available 24/7 and to differentiate yourself from the competition you have to be cutthroat, right? WRONG! There are many pre-conceived stereotypes about what a Realtor is like and what qualities are needed to succeed and be memorable. I’m sure you’ve all been accused of being workaholics and maybe even brash at one point or another. Let’s face it, you probably held some of these notions about the professionals in the industry yourself. I know I did (no offence). After all stereotypes exist for a reason, but about…
  • North and West Vancouver Realtor, Stu Bell, Chooses Limelight Marketing and Ubertor for his Custom Real Estate Website

    Danica Lopez De Leon
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:40 am
    Specialist of North and West Vancouver’s fine properties, Stu Bell’s custom Ubertor Real Estate website designed by Platinum Ubertor Approved Vendor Limelight Marketing, speaks to its visitors with a luxurious and contemporary feel. Highlight’s of Stu Bell’s custom Real Estate website: Featured listings on the home page includes a slider feature, which displays property information. High resolution photos are utilized throughout the website, which makes the site appealing to visitors looking for properties. Stu’s feature listings, are displayed in a unique, horizontal wide…
  • Build Your Own Lead Generating ‘Custom Forms’ with Ubertor

    Bryan Garcia
    11 Mar 2015 | 9:44 am
    In today’s busy Real Estate world, agents rely on their website to generate leads. Leads can be captured through multiple channels, one which includes forms on a website. Since we’ve start building Realtor websites in 2000, we’ve seen over a million form submissions come through our websites – a majority of those being real leads, that turn into sales for thousands of Realtors on our platform. Our latest feature (due to popular request by our users) allows you to create custom forms for your Ubertor website. Our custom form builder is simple, using drag and drop…
  • Vancouver & Kelowna Realtor, David S. Green, Joins the Ubertor Family with a Fully Customized Real Estate Website

    Danica Lopez De Leon
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:39 am
    Vancouver and Kelowna Realtor, David S. Green of Macdonald Realty, has taken his Ubertor Real Estate website to the next level with a fully customized approach. Highlights of David’s fully customized Ubertor Real Estate website: The design on the home page is edgy and unique, while keeping it modern and easy on the eyes. The feature listing displayed on the home page is an aerial view of the property. Fully mobile site that compliments his desktop website. Fully automated property pages focused on Vancouver, West Vancouver and Kelowna. User friendly custom map of Vancouver which…
 
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    Reverse Mortgage Daily

  • AARP-HUD Non-Borrowing Spouse Clash Continues

    Emily Study
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:56 pm
    The ongoing non-borrowing spouse litigation continues, as both the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as well as the AARP Litigation Foundation have recently filed court documents arguing why the case should — and shouldn’t — be dismissed. Earlier this month, HUD filed to dismiss ongoing litigation involving six people, on the grounds that they have “received all possible relief to which they are entitled,” court documents show. “A case is moot when ‘a party has already obtained all the relief that it has sought,’” HUD’s April 9 court filing states,…
  • CoreLogic: National Foreclosure Inventory Dwindles

    Cassandra Dowell
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:24 pm
    National foreclosure inventory continues to shrink, falling 27.3% year over year in February, according to new data from CoreLogic.  In February of this year foreclosure inventory comprised about 553,000 homes, or 1.4% of all homes with a mortgage, down from 761,000, or 1.9%, in February 2014, data show. The latest numbers mark 40 months of continuous year-over-year declines in the foreclosure inventory, including 25 straight months of declines greater than 20%. “Also in February 2015, the 12-month sum of completed foreclosures continued to decline, dropping by 16.1% from February…
  • Nation’s Largest FHA Lender Sues DOJ, HUD

    Cassandra Dowell
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:02 pm
    The nation’s largest Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage lender recently filed suit in Federal District Court against the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The lawsuit follows three years of probing by the DOJ. Detroit-based Quicken Loans Inc. — the parent company of One Reverse Mortgage — took this action after the DOJ demanded Quicken Loans make public admissions that were “blatantly false, as well as pay an inexplicable penalty or face legal action,” the company said in a statement. The online…
  • Liberty Home Equity Solutions Names Mike Kent New President

    Emily Study
    19 Apr 2015 | 9:44 am
    Liberty Home Equity Solutions, Inc., recently announced the appointment of Mike Kent as its new president, effective April 27, 2015. Kent previously was the president of loan originations for Reverse Mortgage Solutions (RMS). In addition, he has more than 30 years of “forward” mortgage experience, having held leadership roles across various lending functions, including sales, operations and secondary markets. “Mike is the perfect fit as president for Liberty,” said Otto Kumbar, CEO of Liberty, in a written statement. “He wants to grow the industry and is passionate about helping…
  • Lenders Make New Estimates on Financial Assessment Volume Decline

    Cassandra Dowell
    19 Apr 2015 | 9:42 am
    With the financial assessment just a week away, the majority of reverse mortgage lenders agree the new rules will cause production volume to decline, but the extent to which they predict volume production will decline has shifted since earlier this year. Fifty percent of reverse mortgage industry members anticipate a volume decline of 6-20% after the financial assessment goes into effect, according to results of a recent RMD webinar poll. Fourteen percent anticipate a decline of 21-50% and 4% of respondents say volume production will decline by more than 50%. However, 32% say the impact of…
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  • Church of the Resurrection Carnival Returns to Wallingford

    Harriman Real Estate
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Everybody loves it when the carnival comes to town! Once again, Wallingford’s Church of the Resurrection is sponsoring their annual carnival April 22nd through the 25th in the parking lot adjacent to the church. The weather forecast for the four day event is for good weather on Wednesday, morning showers on Thursday, nice again on Friday, and occasional showers for Saturday, but the weather should not have any effect on the fun, games, rides and great food that always accompanies this much anticipated event. The venue will open nightly at 6pm and features a midway with more things to do…
  • Made in Connecticut Expo Debuts in Durham

    Harriman Real Estate
    13 Apr 2015 | 4:38 pm
    If you like shopping locally for great products made right here in Connecticut, you’re in for a treat this weekend. From elk burgers to goat soap, and hot sauce to honey, there will be plenty of homemade items to go around at Connecticut’s first ever Made in Connecticut Expo! When: Saturday and Sunday, April 18th and 19th 2015 Hours: 11:00AM to 6:00PM both days Where: Durham Fairgrounds, Durham, CT Who’s Invited: Everyone! Admission: $3.00 (includes parking); ages 17 and under are FREE More Info: https://www.facebook.com/madeinctexpo Come shop and meet over 100 Connecticut entrepreneurs…
  • New Listing: 68 Elmwood Drive, Meriden CT 06451

    Harriman Real Estate
    3 Apr 2015 | 2:47 pm
    Meriden, CT Home for Sale ! Home Photos Local Schools New Listing Patricia Harriman Harriman Real Estate LLC 203-672-4499 Questions? Schedule a Showing! 68 Elmwood Drive Meriden, CT 06450 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms : 2 ( 1 full, 1 half ) List Price: $195,900 Living Area Approx : 1092 This ranch home located at 68 Elmwood Drive has been lovingly cared for by the same owner for over 50 years. Spacious living room with large bow window for plenty of light. Eat-in kitchen open to dining room. There is a door off of the dining room to a charming sun porch. Hardwood floors under carpeting. Center Air.
  • Harriman Real Estate LLC Announces March 2015 Agent of the Month

    Harriman Real Estate
    2 Apr 2015 | 2:02 pm
    Harriman Real Estate LLC Announces March 2015 Agent of the Month It looks like we’re finally emerging from that long, dreary Winter and our agents are going gangbusters listing and selling homes! Like the previous two months, March’s competition was another close one, with three agents in the running right up until the final day. Fater the dust settled we do have a winner though, and we are proud to announce our Agent of the Month for March 2015: Donna Zona   Congratulations Donna! We’re so happy to see you win this month, your hard work has sure paid off. Now,…
  • 2015 Local Easter Sunday Brunches

    Harriman Real Estate
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    I recently wrote a post on Easter Egg Hunts in the Wallingford area, so as a complement to that post here’s a list of local restaurants that are providing Easter brunches on Sunday, April 5th: Gaetano’s Tavern on Main: Where: Gaetano’s Tavern on Main, 40 North Main Street, Wallingford CT Seating Times: 11:00AM and 1:30PM Cost: $21.99, $10.99 for children 7-12, $5.00 for children 6 and under Contact: 203-294-1114 Details: Menu includes a complimentary Bloody Mary, mimosa or glass of wine, assorted breakfast items and entrees, beverages and dessert. For full menu, CLICK HERE. Seasons at…
 
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  • US Navy preps to intercept rebels in Yemen

    21 Apr 2015 | 4:41 am
    US Navy preps to intercept rebels in YemenGettyAn aircraft carrier will join other American ships in the Gulf of Aden in response to reports of ongoing turmoil Monday.USS Theodore Roosevelt en routeIn other newsEye-opening obit mentions ClintonFuture of pot lies with 12 key people
  • Clinton eyes a major change to US tax code

    21 Apr 2015 | 4:41 am
    Clinton eyes a major change to US tax codeGettyDemocrat Hillary Clinton shared her idea for adjusting how America taxes certain businesses during a stop on the campaign trail Monday. Impact the new law could haveMore in politicsChristie's approval hits a new lowReport: Major donors back Walker
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    21 Apr 2015 | 4:41 am
    The ultimate multi-tasking closet essentialJoyusThis vest is so soft and versatile that you can wear it to brunch, the gym, the office -- even to bed! It's a piece you'll wear again and again.Exclusive on budget-friendly vestMore videos to shopSkincare 'miracle' product to trySandals you will live in this spring
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    21 Apr 2015 | 4:41 am
    Blue Bell pulls all products over bacteria riskAPThe company issued a recall Monday for everything on the market after more samples of ice cream tested positive for listeriosis.States that are impactedMore headlinesIowa hit hard by bird fluAirport workers get extra screening
  • Egypt's ousted Islamist leader spared in court

    21 Apr 2015 | 4:41 am
    Egypt's ousted Islamist leader spared in courtAPWith the death penalty on the line, an Egyptian court gave President Morsi a reduced sentence Tuesday over the 2012 killings of protesters.Time he'll serve for his crimesMore news to readCoffee spill caused plane troubleChevron case takes puzzling turn
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    21 Apr 2015 | 4:41 am
    US Navy preps to intercept rebels in YemenGettyAn aircraft carrier will join other American ships in the Gulf of Aden in response to reports of ongoing turmoil Monday.USS Theodore Roosevelt en routeIn other newsEye-opening obit mentions ClintonFuture of pot lies with 12 key people
  • Clinton eyes a major change to US tax code

    21 Apr 2015 | 4:41 am
    Clinton eyes a major change to US tax codeGettyDemocrat Hillary Clinton shared her idea for adjusting how America taxes certain businesses during a stop on the campaign trail Monday. Impact the new law could haveMore in politicsChristie's approval hits a new lowReport: Major donors back Walker
  • The ultimate multi-tasking closet essential

    21 Apr 2015 | 4:41 am
    The ultimate multi-tasking closet essentialJoyusThis vest is so soft and versatile that you can wear it to brunch, the gym, the office -- even to bed! It's a piece you'll wear again and again.Exclusive on budget-friendly vestMore videos to shopSkincare 'miracle' product to trySandals you will live in this spring
  • Blue Bell pulls all products over bacteria risk

    21 Apr 2015 | 4:41 am
    Blue Bell pulls all products over bacteria riskAPThe company issued a recall Monday for everything on the market after more samples of ice cream tested positive for listeriosis.States that are impactedMore headlinesIowa hit hard by bird fluAirport workers get extra screening
  • Egypt's ousted Islamist leader spared in court

    21 Apr 2015 | 4:41 am
    Egypt's ousted Islamist leader spared in courtAPWith the death penalty on the line, an Egyptian court gave President Morsi a reduced sentence Tuesday over the 2012 killings of protesters.Time he'll serve for his crimesMore news to readCoffee spill caused plane troubleChevron case takes puzzling turn
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  • US Navy preps to intercept rebels in Yemen

    21 Apr 2015 | 4:41 am
    US Navy preps to intercept rebels in YemenGettyAn aircraft carrier will join other American ships in the Gulf of Aden in response to reports of ongoing turmoil Monday.USS Theodore Roosevelt en routeIn other newsEye-opening obit mentions ClintonFuture of pot lies with 12 key people
  • Clinton eyes a major change to US tax code

    21 Apr 2015 | 4:41 am
    Clinton eyes a major change to US tax codeGettyDemocrat Hillary Clinton shared her idea for adjusting how America taxes certain businesses during a stop on the campaign trail Monday. Impact the new law could haveMore in politicsChristie's approval hits a new lowReport: Major donors back Walker
  • The ultimate multi-tasking closet essential

    21 Apr 2015 | 4:41 am
    The ultimate multi-tasking closet essentialJoyusThis vest is so soft and versatile that you can wear it to brunch, the gym, the office -- even to bed! It's a piece you'll wear again and again.Exclusive on budget-friendly vestMore videos to shopSkincare 'miracle' product to trySandals you will live in this spring
  • Blue Bell pulls all products over bacteria risk

    21 Apr 2015 | 4:41 am
    Blue Bell pulls all products over bacteria riskAPThe company issued a recall Monday for everything on the market after more samples of ice cream tested positive for listeriosis.States that are impactedMore headlinesIowa hit hard by bird fluAirport workers get extra screening
  • Egypt's ousted Islamist leader spared in court

    21 Apr 2015 | 4:41 am
    Egypt's ousted Islamist leader spared in courtAPWith the death penalty on the line, an Egyptian court gave President Morsi a reduced sentence Tuesday over the 2012 killings of protesters.Time he'll serve for his crimesMore news to readCoffee spill caused plane troubleChevron case takes puzzling turn
 
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  • Deputy Managing Editor posted an event

    4 Mar 2015 | 4:41 am
    Deputy Managing Editor posted an eventMIPIM 2015 at Palais des FestivalsMarch 10, 2015 to March 13, 2015MIPIM, the world’s leading property market, brings together the most influential players from all international property sectors - office, residential, retail, healthcare, sport, logistics and industrial, offering unrivalled access to the greatest number of development projects and sources of capital worldwide.The 26th edition will be held in Cannes, France from 10-13 March 2015. VISITConnect with the industry's key decision-makers and gain insight into the latest property trends and…
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    4 Mar 2015 | 4:31 am
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    Apartment Ratings

  • Merging Furniture with a Roommate

    Kristin Hillery
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:42 am
    Whether you’re going to rent an apartment with a significant other or a friend, there’s one thing a lot of roommates forget to talk about before Moving Day: what furniture do you both have, and what furniture will you actually need? More than likely, you won’t need two sofas and two dining room tables. Read on for tips on how to tackle the task of merging furniture so both parties are happy and you can avoid any awkward arguments. Take Inventory You and your roommate should make a list of what you have. Don’t forget to include kitchen gadgets, too. This will give both of you a chance…
  • Warm Weather Safety Tips for Renters

    Heather Myers
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    With spring finally here and summer on the way, most of us are ditching the indoors for the warm sunny outdoors. While sunshine is one of the best things ever, warm weather also makes us more likely to leave our places wide open, giving intruders an easier entrance. If you’ve been out and about enjoying the sun lately, maybe catching yourself leaving a door or window open here and there, read these tips so you can continue to enjoy the sun and keep yourself safe. Doors When it’s warm out, we all are more inclined to go on spontaneous walks with Fido or a quick bike ride. While…
  • 4 Important Questions to ask Prospective Roommates

    Eli Kooris
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:13 am
    A new roommate is both an exciting and nerve-wracking thing to have—but a necessary one. As you most likely know, having roommates allows people to afford apartments with amenities, sizes or locations they could otherwise never afford since each roommate is paying a share of the rent and bills. The only catch is that you have to live with someone else—usually a stranger. So before this person moves into your apartment with you, sharing your personal space and responsibility for paying the month-to-month bills, the questions listed below are important to ask them. Where Do You Work? A…
  • Things to Arrange Prior to a Cross State Move

    Manuella Irwin
    9 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Your interstate move is drawing nearer and nearer and you start to worry that you won’t have enough time to get completely ready for the big day. Relax. We’re here to help you. Just take a long, hard look at all the things to arrange prior to a cross state move, and you’ll have nothing short of a stress- and trouble-free move to another state. Create a moving calendar The very first thing you should do when preparing for a cross state move is to create your own customized moving calendar with all the essential relocation tasks you will need to complete before moving day. Make sure…
  • How to Incorporate Feng Shui into Your Apartment

    Jacy Meyer
    7 Apr 2015 | 11:24 am
    Feng shui is an ancient Chinese science and art that deals with spatial arrangement and energy flow. It can be used when designing buildings and arranging rooms to optimize positive energy in a space. Read on for some tips on how to integrate some of these principles into your apartment. Some feng shui basics: you need color; you must get rid of clutter, and light is very important as well. We’ll begin with color. Each color is an expression of one of the five elements of feng shui which are water, wood, metal, earth and fire. You choose the colors you want based on the energy you want the…
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  • Free yourself from lead gen by focusing on ‘offer generation’

    Andrew Flachner
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Last year, in a given month, close to 100 million unique users visited the top three national portals (as reported by Inman). This is the massive number of consumers eligible to become online leads every month -- and yet, what was the number of homes actually sold? Just shy of 5 million in all 12 months of ...
  • Real estate infographics: spring foreclosures, Chinese homebuyers, green fields and more

    Inman
    21 Apr 2015 | 2:15 am
    Which markets have the most spring foreclosures? What are the numbers surrounding Chinese buyers purchasing U.S. homes ...
  • The Ten Commandments of real estate email marketing: Part 1

    Kathryn Royster
    21 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    So many agents complain about colleagues who send marketing emails indiscriminately, or whose emails are just variations on the tired theme of "I'm the best agent in my area! Pick me!" Successful email marketing is about much more -- here's how to do it the smart way ...
  • Website firm WingWire takes design and content creation out of the hands of agents — for good

    Craig Rowe
    21 Apr 2015 | 1:45 am
    There's something to be said about affordable website solutions for real estate agents. Of course, it all depends on how you define affordable. I've worked on websites that cost $20,000 — which is very affordable. I know paying six figures for a site isn't at all uncommon. Smart programming and design is that valuable ...
  • Bruno Ricciotti: ‘We have survived and excelled by adapting relentlessly and constantly questioning’

    Inman
    21 Apr 2015 | 1:30 am
    "We went from running 10 ads in The New York Times print edition for our weekly marketing to managing and updating thousands of property listings from hundreds of agents with descriptions, photos and floor plans, daily," says the co-founder of Bond New York. "We survived and actually excelled by adapting relentlessly, by never being complacent, and by constantly questioning and reassessing our current business model through procedural and technological innovations." ...
 
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  • Keep Updated on Lake Homes

    Craig Mische
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:20 am
    This is the view (a fall view) from the shoreline of a new listing at Lobster Lake on Shelkay Lane. The lake home will be in the newsletter I will send via email tomorrow to subscribers along with other new lake home listings from the past week, lake homes that went into escrow (a Purchase Agreement was accepted) and the lake homes that closed escrow (sold). You can always learn of new lake home listings by visiting my 24 Hour Hot-Sheet page or asking me to alert you but the weekly newsletter might be helpful for you to build an opinion on values. And its easy as it arrives in your inbox…
  • Using Google’s Custom Search Engine

    Craig Mische
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:38 pm
    I monitor use of my site closely. Part of it is out of interest to know what lakes are being searched the most for homes and lots for sale but I also want to make sure my site is useful to buyers and sellers so I am interested in what features are the most popular. A statistic that I am disappointed in is how often the Google Custom Search Engine that I have deployed is being used. In can be found on the right sidebar of most pages of my site as well as at the bottom of the home page and the pages dedicated to lake homes for sale, residential homes for sale and lake lots for sale. What is…
  • The Benefits of “No Longer Allowed”

    Craig Mische
    12 Apr 2015 | 8:31 am
    Last week the Wall Street Journal had an article titled ‘The Last of Their Kind’. The article was about zoning rule restrictions that don’t allow homeowners to add certain features to their homes and how if a home has a feature that is no longer allowed, it could be an advantage over other properties when it is time to sell. Since the no longer allowed feature already existed, it is ‘grandfathered-in’. I thought of this article yesterday when I was at a Lake Carlos home that has a boathouse. Lake home owners can no longer build any permanent structures within the…
  • New Lake Le Homme Dieu Listing

    Craig Mische
    2 Apr 2015 | 2:32 pm
    My Google Glass and I visited a new Lake Le Homme Dieu listing today for me to see the lake home and also record a quick video tour (video embedded below). A side note. I was pretty dismissive of Google Glass when first released and still would never where them in public but I bought a pair the last day Google was offering them for sale as I thought I’d be able to use them for lake home tours. I need to work on walking smoother and move my head slower. This Lake Le Homme Dieu home is one of my partners listings and if you watch the video you are viewing it right along with me for the…
  • Can You Identify This Lake?

    Craig Mische
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:28 am
    The lake in this aerial is one of the larger lakes in the Alexandria Area and in the most recent Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Lake Survey it was reported the water clarity is 10.3 feet (the range was 9 – 12.5 feet) and has a maximum depth of 32 feet. It also offers a couple very nice public beaches and restaurants that can be visited by watercraft. Can you identify this lake? I expect this will be an easy one for some of you. Post the answer with a comment if you know or would like to make a guess. Hint: It is south of downtown Alexandria and has restaurants that…
 
 
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  • CPD Handbook 6509.2

    15 Apr 2015 | 2:40 am
    CPD Monitoring Handbook (Correct link for Chapter 18: Youthbuild)
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    15 Apr 2015 | 2:29 am
    FR-5831-N-18 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: CDBG Urban County Qualification/Requalification Process FR-5831-N-17 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Community Development Block Grant Entitlement Program
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    14 Apr 2015 | 10:57 am
    Semi-Annual Performance Report Multifamily Housing Service Coordinator Program - (Edits)
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    14 Apr 2015 | 10:54 am
    Housing Waiver by Field - Residential Care Facilities
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    14 Apr 2015 | 10:51 am
    FR-5859-N-02 Advance Notice of Digital Opportunity Demonstration; Additional Contact Information FR-5835-N-05 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Service Coordinators in Multifamily Housing FR-5837-N-01 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Rent Reform Demonstration (Task Order 2) FR-5838-N-03 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Voucher Management System (VMS) FR-5858-N-01 Establishment of the Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee: Solicitation of Appointment Nominations
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    21 Apr 2015 | 8:59 am
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    13 Apr 2015 | 8:59 am
    How to find out if your real estate broker is licensed. Natalie Brunell investigates a Rancho Mirage woman who ran a real estate business for years without a license, until a client took her to court.
  • The Case For a Big Year in Home Sales

    13 Apr 2015 | 8:59 am
    Waltham-based real estate broker Anthony Lamacchia predicts that 2015 will be a great year for Massachusetts's home sellers due to better weather, an improved economy, and low interest rates.
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    13 Apr 2015 | 8:59 am
    Lee & Associates, the nation's largest broker-owned commercial real estate firm, continues to make office expansion one of its top priorities as the firm announces the opening
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    10 Apr 2015 | 8:59 am
    LISLE, Ill. -- Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland's multiple listing service (MLS), has introduced functionality to its customers that allows Brokerages to easily and effectively manage and control ...
 
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  • Free Real Estate Marketing

    21 Apr 2015 | 8:59 am
    Get quality referrals and leads. Post Flash Property Listings (up to 10 photos per listing, no limits). Upgrade to Photo / Premium Agent Listing for free. If you are a 4-Star Agent or Broker, you should check IQRealEstate.com out. Over 900,000 agents listed. We are by far the Fastest Growing Directory online. Over 300,000 pages indexed in search engines. Be IQ Smart.
  • Real estate agent avoids punishment over termite house

    14 Apr 2015 | 8:59 am
    A real estate agent who sold a house infested with termites to first-home buyers has escaped punishment for unsatisfactory conduct related to the sale of the house.Wayne Heron sold a Te Aroha home to Tobi Lawton and Sarah Lee, who...
  • Businessman tries to involve MPs in High Court case

    13 Apr 2015 | 8:59 am
    A real estate company owner in a dispute with an agent over use of a brand name has tried to have two Members of Parliament give evidence in the case.The case between Dermot Nottingham and Auckland agent Martin Honey is currently...
  • Real estate owner's High court bid rejected

    13 Apr 2015 | 8:59 am
    A real estate company owner in a dispute with an agent over use of a brand name has tried to have two members of Parliament give evidence in the case.The case between Dermot Nottingham and Auckland agent Martin Honey is currently...
  • Real estate people

    13 Apr 2015 | 8:59 am
    Michelle Crabtree, of Premier Sotheby's International Realty, has been selected as a 2015 Five Star Real Estate Agent. This is the eighth year that she has been a winner for providing exceptional service and overall satisfaction, a distinction held by only the top 6 percent of Realtors.
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    Business Insider

  • Under Armour beats on revenue and talks up Jordan Spieth, but its forecast missed expectations and now the stock is tumbling (UA)

    Myles Udland
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:41 am
    Under Armour just reported first quarter earnings per share that matched estimates and revenue that beat expectations, while also raising its revenue outlook and talking up Masters winner Jordan Spieth.  Following the news, however, shares of the company were down about 4% in pre-market trade as this increased revenue view came in shy of expectations. In the first quarter, the athletic footwear and apparel company reported earnings per share of $0.05, matching expectations, on revenue of $805 million, beating Wall Street's expectations for revenue of $802.5 million, according to…
  • Shares of drugmaker Mylan are going wild after news of a possible buyout (MYL, TEVA)

    Akin Oyedele
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:31 am
    Shares of Mylan pharmaceuticals spiked by as much as 10% in pre-market trading following reports that it may be involved in the largest takeover deal in the industry this year. Teva pharmaceuticals is preparing an unsolicited offer for the drugmaker and could announce the proposal as soon as Tuesday, according to Bloomberg. The details are not final and it's still possible that the deal could fall apart, Bloomberg reported. Teva shares rose by more than 3% in pre-market trading. Mylan’s chairman Robert Coury released a statement last week on initial reports of the deal, saying: "We have…
  • A 20-year-old Alabama woman joined ISIS after receiving an innocent graduation gift

    Reuters and Pamela Engel
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:20 am
    A 20-year-old woman from a Birmingham, Alabama suburb has left the United States to join the Islamic State militant group in Syria, local broadcaster WIAT reported on Monday. Hoda Muthana made contact with militants through social media and had been distancing herself from other Muslims in Hoover for more a year before leaving, said family spokesman Hassan Shibly, according to WIAT. Hoda's father Mohammed told BuzzFeed that her introduction to social media started with the smartphone he gave her as a high school graduation gift in 2013. She wasn't technically allowed to have social media…
  • 10 things you need to know before the opening bell (DIA, SPY, SPX, QQQ, IBM, RIO)

    Jonathan Garber
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:13 am
    Before markets open on Tuesday, here are 10 things you need to know. The ECB is considering plans to restrict funding to Greek banks. Bloomberg reports: "ECB staff have produced a proposal to increase the haircuts banks take on the collateral they post when borrowing from the Bank of Greece." The self-imposed Friday deadline for Greece's government to secure bailout cash is quickly approaching and is unlikely to be met. Greece's three-year yield is higher by 30 basis points at 28.32%. Tianwei becomes the first state-owned firm to default on onshore bonds. The Chinese power-transformer Baoding…
  • 20 crazy, beautiful ad agency staff photos

    Lara O'Reilly
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:05 am
    One of the many joys of working in the advertising and marketing industry is that companies tend to squeeze their creative juices wherever they can, even down to their agency staff photos. Agencies always put a lot of effort into their staff photography: They want to make a good impression to their current and potential clients. Some of the results are beautiful, while others are downright bizarre.  Take a look at the agency that got its whole office to pose in the nude, the shop that turned its staff photo into a movie poster, and some epic individual shots.Long before Vince Vaughn and…
 
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    Inman

  • Free yourself from lead gen by focusing on ‘offer generation’

    Andrew Flachner
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Last year, in a given month, close to 100 million unique users visited the top three national portals (as reported by Inman). This is the massive number of consumers eligible to become online leads every month -- and yet, what was the number of homes actually sold? Just shy of 5 million in all 12 months of ...
  • Real estate infographics: spring foreclosures, Chinese homebuyers, green fields and more

    Inman
    21 Apr 2015 | 2:15 am
    Which markets have the most spring foreclosures? What are the numbers surrounding Chinese buyers purchasing U.S. homes ...
  • The Ten Commandments of real estate email marketing: Part 1

    Kathryn Royster
    21 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    So many agents complain about colleagues who send marketing emails indiscriminately, or whose emails are just variations on the tired theme of "I'm the best agent in my area! Pick me!" Successful email marketing is about much more -- here's how to do it the smart way ...
  • Website firm WingWire takes design and content creation out of the hands of agents — for good

    Craig Rowe
    21 Apr 2015 | 1:45 am
    There's something to be said about affordable website solutions for real estate agents. Of course, it all depends on how you define affordable. I've worked on websites that cost $20,000 — which is very affordable. I know paying six figures for a site isn't at all uncommon. Smart programming and design is that valuable ...
  • Bruno Ricciotti: ‘We have survived and excelled by adapting relentlessly and constantly questioning’

    Inman
    21 Apr 2015 | 1:30 am
    "We went from running 10 ads in The New York Times print edition for our weekly marketing to managing and updating thousands of property listings from hundreds of agents with descriptions, photos and floor plans, daily," says the co-founder of Bond New York. "We survived and actually excelled by adapting relentlessly, by never being complacent, and by constantly questioning and reassessing our current business model through procedural and technological innovations." ...
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  • The Mortgage Collaborative names new board members, CEO

    20 Apr 2015 | 3:15 pm
    The Mortgage Collaborative announced several changes to its board of directors and executive management team. After the changes, David Kittle will serve as vice chairman of the board, Debra Still will serve as secretary of board and Jim Park will serve as the Mortgage Collaborative’s chief executive officer.
  • Home Point Financial expands into retail mortgage lending

    20 Apr 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Home Point Financial, a subsidiary of Home Point Capital, a financial services holding company founded in 2014 and owned by members of management and by investment funds managed by Stone Point Capital, is launching a mortgage banking business. Here's the skinny.
  • Morgan Stanley could pay $500 million in mortgage pact

    20 Apr 2015 | 1:49 pm
    Morgan Stanley is in talks to possibly pay about $500 million to settle a probe by New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman into whether the firm misled investors in mortgage bonds that cratered during the financial crisis.
  • Housing advocates say FHFA g-fee adjustment not enough

    20 Apr 2015 | 1:47 pm
    A housing advocacy group says that the adjustments the FHFA is making to the fees it charges lenders on loans guaranteed by the GSEs doesn't go nearly far enough.
  • Loan officer indicted for six counts of mortgage fraud

    20 Apr 2015 | 1:36 pm
    A mortgage loan officer in California was indicted by a federal grand jury on six counts of bank fraud relating to a mortgage fraud scheme wherein he allegedly submitted false and fraudulent loan applications to lenders.
 
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    The Housing Chronicles Blog

  • BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 4/17/15

    17 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 4/17/15 on the Web.In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:Housing starts rose 2.0 percent in March to 926,000 paceBuilding permits fell 5.7 percent in March, but still above 1 million-unit annual pace since last JulyInitial unemployment claims rise by 12,000 in latest report, but 4-week average almost flatEmpire State Manufacturing Survey shows flat business activity in AprilPhildalphia Fed's Business Outlook Survey rose modestly in AprilMortgage applications fall 2.3 percent in latest…
  • BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 4/16/15

    16 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 4/16/15 on the Web.In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:Builder confidence rises four points in April to 56Retail sales rebounded in March for first time since NovemberProducer Price Index rose 0.2 percent but down 0.8 percent over previous 12 monthsBusiness inventories rose more than expected in FebruaryIndustrial production fell 0.6 percent in March and 1.0 percent in first quarter of 2015Want to advertise in the newsletter and reach over 130,000 readers? Contact National Sales…
  • BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 4/14/15

    14 Apr 2015 | 9:04 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 4/14/15 on the Web.In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:Federal Reserve meeting minutes:  don't expect an interest rate hike in JuneWant 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 4/10/15

    10 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 4/10/15 on the Web.In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:Planned job cuts fell sharply in March but still higher year-over-yearInitial unemployment claims fall by 20,000 in latest reportMortgage applications rise 4.6 percent in latest survey as rates dip slightlyWant 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 4/9/15

    9 Apr 2015 | 9:35 am
    Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 4/9/15 on the Web.In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:Job openings rose to 14-year high in FebruaryConsumer credit rose 5.6 percent in February despite sharp drop in credit card useWant 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

  • Energy Efficiency Grants Available for Affordable Housing Providers in Colorado

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

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

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

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

    12 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    On February 9, 2015, a Notice of the Revised Contract Rent Annual Adjustment Factors (AAFs) for 2015 was published. The AAFs are used to adjust the contract rents on the anniversary date of the assistance contract for some multifamily projects. The AAFs are effective February 9, 2015. A copy of the Federal Register containing the revised AAFs. The HUDUSER website has been updated to include the revised AAFs.
 
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    National Mortgage News

  • M&T Misses Estimates Despite Surge in Mortage Revenue

    19 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    M&T Bank in Buffalo reported an increase in its first-quarter profit on the strength of higher mortgage banking revenue, but its results fell well short of analysts' estimates as loan growth failed to meet expectations.
  • 2015 Top Producers Nos. 101-125

    19 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    We're counting down this year's Top Producers. Check out which loan officers made the cut in the latest segment of the list!
  • SunTrust Profit Rises on Better Fee Income, Cost Control

    19 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    SunTrust Banks in Atlanta reported higher first-quarter profit as stronger fee income and lower expenses helped offset a drop in income from lending.
  • Few Who Lost Homes in U.S. Will Buy Again Soon: Study

    19 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Only about one in four former homeowners who lost property during the housing crash will soon become buyers again as tight credit keeps many out of the U.S. real estate market, according to a National Association of Realtors study.
  • Loan Sales Help HUD More than Homeowners

    19 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Department of Housing and Urban Development has sold $3.7 billion of soured loans since late 2012 to aid homeowners in communities hurt by foreclosures. So far, the government agency has mostly helped itself.
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    NHC Open House Blog

  • House panel looks at public private partnerships for affordable housing

    20 Apr 2015 | 11:15 am
    by Amanda Gold and Ethan Handelman, National Housing ConferenceOn April 16, 2015, the Housing and Insurance subcommittee held a hearing entitled, “The Future of Housing in America: Increasing Private Sector Participation in Affordable Housing.” The subcommittee heard testimony from four witnesses:Adrianne Todman, executive director of the DC Housing Authority (DCHA).Brad Fennell, senior vice president of WC Smith. James Evans, director of Quadel Consulting. Sheila Crowley, president and CEO of the National Low-Income Housing Coalition. All of the witnesses stressed the…
  • Lessons learned in Seattle and beyond

    14 Apr 2015 | 12:19 pm
    by Chris Estes, National Housing ConferenceLast week we had the pleasure of holding Solutions for Housing Communications: Building Acceptance for Affordable Housing in Seattle in partnership with the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance and the Housing Development Consortium of Seattle-King County. We were pleased to host big contingents from Washington state and California, in addition to attendees from 13 other states and a diverse range of professionals like developers, local and state government officials, service providers, communicators and advocates. Special thanks to NHC board of…
  • Deep in the heart of NIMBY

    14 Apr 2015 | 11:06 am
    News from NHC by Amy Clark, National Housing ConferenceCommunity opposition is one of the most vexing challenges to affordable housing development. NHC is exploring solutions. Here’s what we’ve learned so far.Start by looking in the mirrorAt Solutions for Housing Communications in Seattle last week, we kicked off the convening with an exploration of the psychology and language of not-in-my-backyard (NIMBY) sentiment. As I emphasized in my presentation, the concerns expressed by neighbors of prospective affordable housing developments are usually unfounded, but they’re…
  • What to make of the personnel changes at HUD

    14 Apr 2015 | 7:18 am
    What we're buildingby Ethan Handelman, National Housing ConferenceYou may have seen some recent announcements of new appointments at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), names you might recognize moving to new jobs with titles you don’t entirely recognize.  The changes are part of the normal end-of-an-administration turnover, but they also reflect political constraints and changes within the agency itself. It remains an open question whether the new roles will empower policy action or create new logjams.Among the recent and coming changes are:Biniam Gebre, formerly…
  • Enterprise invests in new affordable homes for seniors in Arizona

    14 Apr 2015 | 6:55 am
    News from NHC's family of membersby Radiah Shabazz, National Housing ConferenceNHC member Enterprise recently announced a LIHTC deal to create a development in Santa Cruz County, Arizona for older adults. Bowman Senior Residences will feature 48 apartments for older adults earning less than 60 percent of the area median income ($20,000 per person), and replace two dilapidated buildings in the area. Data from the American Community Survey (2010-2013) shows that the median income for householders age 65 and over in the U.S. for the three-year period of 2010-2013 was $37,137. For householders…
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    Real Estate News

  • Just for 4/20, Here Are 5 Heavenly Houses in the Highest U.S. Towns

    Cicely Wedgeworth
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:55 pm
    It’s 4/20, man! In case you didn’t know, that’s the unofficial marijuana holiday—although now that medical or recreational marijuana has legal status in some states, the holiday is moving into the mainstream. For instance, Denver’s 420 Rally is a major event that’s even eyed with tolerance by the police. Given its location straddling the Rocky Mountains, Colorado is unsurprisingly home to many of the country’s cloud-scraping towns. Of course, Colorado is also one of only three states to have legalized the recreational use of marijuana. Hmm ……
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Meets Japan in Indiana’s Most Expensive House

    Erik Gunther
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:11 pm
    Each week, we look at the most expensive MLS-listed house in each state. “The upper-end luxury buyer doesn’t want a me-too type of home,” according to Indianapolis broker Jay O’Neil. And if you’re all about avoiding the samey-same trap, O’Neil has just the house for you. Located in Indianapolis, the state’s most expensive home awaits a buyer who has $6.5 million to stand out from the crowd. Inspired by his Japanese roots, the late owner wanted a large, open home with a nod to his heritage. The Eastern influence is apparent in the exterior garden…
  • The Reading Room: George Lucas Plans for Affordable Housing, and Astronomers Fear Robot Lawn Mowers

    Rachel Stults
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Credit: padmapper.com Showerbeer just got a lot easier. Note the shower—located in the kitchen—in this New York City apartment (priced at $1,795 per month). [BuzzFeed] George Lucas wants to build 224 affordable housing units on his Grady Ranch property in the affluent Marin County, CA. [Quartz] A little yard work each day keeps … the aliens away? Astronomers say wireless robot lawn mowers will disrupt humanity’s search for celestial bodies. [Mother Nature Network] Because it’s 4/20, here’s how to get around HOA rules in places where marijuana is legal.
  • New, Simpler Mortgage Disclosure Forms Could Delay Closings—So Here’s How to Keep Them on Track

    Michele Lerner
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:12 am
    CFPB Director Richard Cordray. Credit: whitehouse.gov For years, home buyers taking out what was probably the biggest loan of their life would get a stack of disclosure forms with small print alluding to things like a “variable rate feature” and a “prepayment penalty.” As it turned out in the housing bust of 2008, many of them didn’t quite realize that these phrases meant their payments could skyrocket after an initial period, or that they’d be penalized for paying off their loan early. But the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 forced the Consumer Financial Protection…
  • ‘Million Dollar Listing: San Francisco’ Star Roh Habibi: Why You Should Set Your DVR Now

    Claudine Zap
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Agent Roh Habibi of Coldwell Banker Nor Cal San Francisco, get ready for your reality TV close-up: Ratings darling “Million Dollar Listing” is setting up an outpost in the city to complement its ultrapopular New York and Los Angeles franchises. Bravo TV’s newest branch of the “Million Dollar Listing” family tree is set to premiere on July 8. Up to now, the city hasn’t been a hotbed for high-profile reality shows: We’ve seen no sign of wine-tossing real housewives, and the less said about the snooze-inducing “Start-Ups: Silicon…
 
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    Web Real Estate Tools

  • Staying safe when showing homes to strangers

    Peter Toner
    7 Apr 2015 | 4:57 pm
    The NAR recommends that you first meet a strange prospect … … at your office, photocopy their drivers licence, leaving a copy with your reception along with your itinerary.  The California Association of Realtors (CAR) go a LOT further, recommending that before even meeting with a... Summary only - Visit our site for the full article!
  • Alternative choice for Realtor safety

    Peter Toner
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:07 am
    Full riot gear specially built for real estate agents! Protective gear is a sure fire way of safety while showing homes to strangers! Order you full kit now – features include: Full helmet and visor with built in communication system for emergency alerts. Full adjustable shoulder protection... Summary only - Visit our site for the full article!
  • Agent handcuffed and held captive last January

    Peter Toner
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:08 pm
    One agent in Elk Grove, CA thought it was OK … … to meet a strange prospect at a property earlier this year. What she didn’t know, was she had just confirmed an appointment with a convicted sex offender. NEWS10ABC: David Timothy Burnhart, 47, was arrested Friday outside of a home... Summary only - Visit our site for the full article!
  • How verification of Photo ID’s can be a problem.

    Peter Toner
    19 Mar 2015 | 11:57 am
    Author Asks Security Expert To Steal His Godaddy Domain/Account & He Does Being in the business of identity verification, we monitor the web for stories about photo ID fraud and abuse. This interesting article describes in detail how the authors GoDaddy account was hacked by Vinny Troia, the... Summary only - Visit our site for the full article!
  • Agent safety featured on ABC’s 20/20

    Peter Toner
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:15 pm
    The revered Barbara Corcoran was recently featured on 20/20 - - in the Feb 13th edition of the program, dedicated to real estate – the segment is now available to non cable subscribers over on ABC.go.com for the next week or two. San Antonio real estate agent Janice Tisdale was interviewed... Summary only - Visit our site for the full article!
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    Miami Beach Real Estate Blog

  • Just Listed | JADE Ocean 1201 | Sunny Isles Beach Luxury Condo

    Ashton Coleman
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:40 am
    Just Listed | JADE Ocean 1201 | Sunny Isles Beach Luxury Condo This unique 12th floor residence includes over 2,800 SF (264 Sq. Meters) offering a spacious family area with walls of glass leading to direct ocean views and a large wrap-around corner terrace. A Flow through floor plan with three balconies boasting Ocean and City views. Decorated with style and comfort. Enter your home to a private foyer with marble floors throughout, marble baths, electric shades, and integrated smart home system. Top of the line white Snaidero kitchen including black granite, Miele appliances, Blanco…
  • Just Listed | JADE Ocean 807 | Premier Location on Sunny Isles Beach

    Ashton Coleman
    13 Apr 2015 | 7:39 am
    Just Listed | JADE Ocean #807 | Premier Location on Sunny Isles Beach This unique Jade condo residence includes over 1,100 SF (108 Sq. Meters) with a bonus den & spacious family areas. The large balcony offers endless Atlantic Ocean views. Decorated with style and comfort. Marble floors throughout, custom mirrors and closets, electric blinds and top of the line Snaidero kitchen including Miele appliances & Sub-Zero refrigeration. Enter to a semi-private foyer, with open Den, marble baths, generous walk-in closet, electric blackout shades and integrated smart home system. Furnishings…
  • Just Listed | La Perla 2405 | Luxury Condominium on Sunny Isles Beach

    Ashton Coleman
    11 Apr 2015 | 7:25 am
    Just Listed | La Perla 2405 | Luxury Condominium on Sunny Isles Beach Welcome home to La Perla Sunny Isles where views, luxuries and the ultimate Miami lifestyle are found at an excellent price. Extraordinary Atlantic Ocean & City Views from this high floor facing North. Easy to lease with a lenient rental policy for investors and spacious enough for an end user with a larger family. La Perla is a luxury highrise building with great amenities and low maintenance. Right beside the newly renovated Historic Pier & restaurant of Sunny Isles. Call Today for an easy showing and before this…
  • Sunny Isles Beach Luxury Condos $1M+ | A 5-Year Snapshot

    Ashton Coleman
    17 Mar 2015 | 11:28 am
    Sunny Isles Beach Luxury Condos $1M+ | A 5-Year Snapshot In a review of where we are today and where we are going, we find a shifting market to what so many still believe to be a seller’s market. We are not only in a neutral market but a rapidly shifting buyer’s market** with a good selection of new inventory as we find in the previous Sunny Isles Beach Condo Index. The good news is that appreciation may still occur this year. Certain statistics and trends are in favor of our market doing well, but a crucial indicator is the rise in inventory with a widening gap between asking…
  • Ocean Village 102 Key Biscayne, Florida | Just Sold by Ashton Coleman

    Ashton Coleman
    16 Mar 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Ocean Village 102 Key Biscayne, Florida | Just Sold by Ashton Coleman Enjoy a lifestyle of tranquility & privacy within a tropical paradise found in the island community of Key Biscayne. Walk to everything with the white sandy beaches, restaurants and more just steps away. Ocean Village offers 2 pools, gym, parking, gated security and more. The 10 acres of grounds are meticulously cared for with water features and lush landscaping within the community. A wonderful young couple with newborn has now become the new owners. 101 Ocean Lane Drive Key Biscayne, Florida 33149 Ocean Village…
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    Real Estate Investing Blog

  • 99 Reasons You Shouldn’t Rent To That Tenant

    PMGuardian
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    If you’re looking for a reason to reject a potential tenant because of a gut feeling, here are 99 reasons to do so.  If something seems “off” and you don’t know why, trust your instincts.  Your neighbors and other tenants will thank you. 1. They try and get you to lower the rent before they even see the property. This is a sure sign that this tenant can’t really afford the property.  Asking before the showing means that the value of the property means little to them, they only care about the cost. Read the rest of 99 Reasons You Shouldn’t Rent To That Tenant » For…
  • Powerhouse Job Markets

    John Burns
    6 Apr 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Three powerhouse metropolitan areas — New York, Los Angeles, and Houston — together accounted for one of every seven new jobs created in the country over the last three years.  These top three markets added 300,000+ new jobs from 2012 through 2014. A total of 17 metro areas added at least 100,000 new jobs during that three-year period.   Read the rest of Powerhouse Job Markets » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2015 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate Investments. Your Premier Source for Turnkey Investment Property.
  • How America Became a Nation of Renters  [Infographic]

    Marco Santarelli
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:15 am
    The percentage of U.S. households that own a home has dropped significantly since 2008, and experts say this downward trend may well continue for at least several more years. Over the last ten years the nation has lost 1 million net homeowner households and has gained a whopping 10 million rental households. Read the rest of How America Became a Nation of Renters  [Infographic] » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2015 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate Investments. Your Premier Source for Turnkey Investment Property.
  • Linear and Cyclical Real Estate Markets

    Marco Santarelli
    17 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    There are two basic types of real estate markets: Linear and Cyclical. Cyclical Markets Cyclical markets are real estate markets that tend to have larger price moves up and down over the years. Property values move up and down like a roller coaster ride with noticeable peaks and troughs. They are the shooting stars of housing booms (and busts). Cycle lengths vary between markets but often last between 7 to 10 years from end to end. Read the rest of Linear and Cyclical Real Estate Markets » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2015 by Marco…
  • American “Nightmare”: Real US Homeownership Rate Has Never Been Lower

    Tyler Durden
    10 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    The transformation of the American Dream, most broadly manifested in popular folklore as the aspiration of the US middle-class to own a home (even if it means agreeing to a 30-year loan with one’s friendly neighborhood too-big-to-fail bank), into the American Nightmare, in which an entire generation (the Millennials) is locked out of purchasing a home due to over $1 trillion in student loans hanging over every financial decision, an abysmal jobs market (for everyone but college educated “waiters and bartenders” whose hiring is on a tear), and banks’ unwillingness to…
 
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    Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate News

  • REALTOR Magazine - features a story about teaming up with a partner

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates)
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:06 am
    Imagine my surprise yesterday when I was on Facebook and I saw our faces come across the news feed. Turns out we were featured in Realtor Magazine. Ok, I paused for a minute and thought. What? How did that happen? Seriously Patty Blackwelder have been busy, very busy this year. We haven't had much social time to chit chat. LOL! Turns out that Mary Beth Klatt a freelance writer for REALTOR Magazine found Patty Blackwelder here on Active Rain.Patty wrote a blog titled  Blogging on Active Rain  Worked for Me in Only Six Short Months. and that peaked Mary Beth enough that she called Patty to…
  • What do you do if you must sell your home VACANT..

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates)
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:13 am
    You know you are going to be moving soon. Your home will be VACANT during the selling period. You fear the expenses will add up fast.(Utilities, HOA fee's, taxes,mortgage payments, cleaning lady and now lawn care) You know the condition is good. Everyone says it is a great house. You are not willing to stage the house. You cannot afford that right expense You are willing to clean it, move everything out and hire a cleaning lady. You can't change the location, it is what it is. You are not willing to make any changes in the house. You have to move. You do not have help from a relocation…
  • Open House Sunday- 12459 Manchester Way, Woodbridge VA

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates)
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:04 am
    To view more photo's go to Twins Selling Real Estate Listings For Sale OPEN March 29th from 2 pm to 4 pm. Or simply call Peggy James 703-851-3085 ​ SEARCH Homes For Sale in Lake Ridge Virginia RIGHT NOW           Heading to the area?   Great. Just know that I  have been working as a full time career  REALTOR for over twenty five years here. The area I service is from Fort Belvior Virginia down to Quantico Virginia and everything in between. It would be my pleasure to assist you with your real estate needs.                          Visit our…
  • The Spring Real Estate Market is off to a good start in Lake Ridge VA

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates)
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:46 am
    Well Spring is finally here in Lake Ridge Virginia. Soon the Daffodils will be up and the Dogwoods will be in bloom. So many people I meet with, think that they should wait and list their home for sale just before school gets out. Caution needed with this thought process! I cannot tell you how many times over the years homeowners hoping and needing to sell  are left standing in shock when they realize they missed the "Spring Real Estate Market" The Spring Real Estate Market in the Prince William County Virginia area including Lake Ridge, Woodbridge, Manassas, Occoquan and Dumfries Virginia…
  • Single family home with garage for $275,000 in Dale City Virginia

    Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates)
    22 Mar 2015 | 12:27 pm
                             Just Listed                               4821 Kentbury Ct, Woodbridge Virginia 22193 "Fair Warning...this home is being sold "AS IS" as is. and one step inside you will soon discover it is stuck in the 1970's. "That said...it is priced to sell quick.            The  home has wallpaper, brown paneling, heavy drapes, blue carpet and it just looks tired. It needs a cosmetic face life that is why it is priced well below the others. Did you  know a lender can help you get the home you want even it needs fixing…
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    Taunya Fagan Bozeman Real Estate Blog: SW Montana Homes: MLS Listings

  • Bozeman Building Permits Q1 2015 Report

    Taunya Fagan, Montana Real Estate: Bozeman Luxury Real Estate: (PureWest Properties, Christie's Bozeman Real Estate)
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:06 am
    New Construction Permits for the first quarter of 2015 for all types of Bozeman real estate:Single-family, residential dwellings, including condos and townhomes; duplexes, triplexes, and multi-family units; Bozeman commercial construction projects to be built on Bozeman lots and land.This Bozeman building permit report includes FYTD January to March 2015 for not only Bozeman new construction, but additions and remodels to present Bozeman properties.Taunya Fagan, Christies, PureWest Montana Real Estate, 1612 W. Main Street, Bozeman, MT 59715 - 406.579.9683
  • Find All Bozeman Real Estate MLS Zones

    Taunya Fagan, Montana Real Estate: Bozeman Luxury Real Estate: (PureWest Properties, Christie's Bozeman Real Estate)
    22 Feb 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Have you ever wondered, what are the boundaries of each of the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) zones, i.e., maps for indicating the areas for Bozeman Montana Real Estate Listings?  Need the Bozeman Real Estate MLS Map Link? View Other Bozeman Homes For Sale Taunya Fagan Christie's PureWest Bozeman Luxury Homes, giving you the advantage... 406.579.9683 - 1612 W. Main Street, Bozeman, Montana 59715
  • 1071 Brookdale Drive Bozeman Real Estate Taunya Fagan

    Taunya Fagan, Montana Real Estate: Bozeman Luxury Real Estate: (PureWest Properties, Christie's Bozeman Real Estate)
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:19 pm
    SOLD! - Taunya Fagan Bozeman Luxury Real Estate SOLD! - Exceptional quality and fine finishes in this 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, Bozeman home with office. Private setting backing to trails/farmland in sought after Alder Creek Subdivision. One of the nicest Bozeman homes for sale in Alder Creek, this modern farm house has a beautiful vaulted kitchen with significant marble topped island, stainless steel appliances, wine fridge. Living area is open and airy with reclaimed sliding barn door, wood burning stove and deck access. Luxury master suite with deck access to hot tub, marble tiled…
  • Bozeman Montana Ranches - 1300 Acres For Sale

    Taunya Fagan, Montana Real Estate: Bozeman Luxury Real Estate: (PureWest Properties, Christie's Bozeman Real Estate)
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Seven Ranges Bozeman Montana Ranches Unique Montana Ranch Properties One of Montana's most extraordinary ranch properties is located near Bozeman, MT. Choose from among six parcels, some nestled against Montana's Gallatin Range, and all situated  in a private, gorgeous little valley surrounded by 7 Mountain Ranges and spectacular, 360 degree views of Montana's Gallatin Valley. Be a part of these 1300, private and gated Montana acres. You'll find your dream spot to call home within 7 Ranges Ranch, Gallatin Gateway Montana. Excellent soils for your Montana farming and ranching ventures,…
  • Just Listed SW Montana Real Estate Properties Week 4 March 2012

    Taunya Fagan, Montana Real Estate: Bozeman Luxury Real Estate: (PureWest Properties, Christie's Bozeman Real Estate)
    20 Mar 2012 | 10:55 am
    Today's Southwest Montana Real Estate Properties For Sale. Taunya Fagan, Prudential Real Estate, offers you today's Montana listings from the Bozeman MT MLS: Mountain Property, Downtown Homes in Bozeman, Big Sky MT Land and Lots, Montana Cattle Ranches. Week 4, March 24, 2012 - Offering you the latest Bozeman real estate Listings today through Taunya Fagan Real Estate, giving you timely real estate information from Montana's MLS, covering Belgrade, Big Sky, Big Timber, Bozeman, Dillon, Ennis, Gallatin Gateway, Livingston, Manhattan, Three Forks, Virginia City, Whitehall, and all other SW…
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    KW Blog

  • Farm Your Way to a Rich Harvest of Leads- Keller Williams Associates Share Lead Generation Tips

    Keller Williams Realty International
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:35 am
    “There are two things that every agent should master—the database and something listing-specific in strategy that you can do in high volume,” says Steve Schlueter, BOLD Coach, MAPS Coach and OP for the Round Rock, Texas, market center. One strategy that fits the second bill is farming. During Family Reunion, Schlueter, along with agents Michael Perna, Cindy Baglietto and Allison Van Wig, shared their tried-and-true door-knocking tips and other techniques that have helped them reap huge rewards from their geographic farms. First, find the best area for your farm. “I’m always looking…
  • Tips for Better Presentation Skills

    Keller Williams Realty International
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:51 pm
    We all know how to learn, but do you know how to teach? Without even realizing it, most real estate agents are actually training every day. From listing presentations, where you educate your client on pricing strategy, to assisting your buyers in understanding affordability and the purchase process, you are an instructor. You have the knowledge. By enhancing your presentations skills you can get your message across even more effectively. Tips for a Better Presentation To build, prepare and deliver short presentations that resonate with your audience, keep in mind that an effective…
  • Using the Keller Williams Models to Innovate and Expand

    Keller Williams Realty International
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:36 am
    Investing in Innovation Home4Investment’s Ben Kinney uses the Keller Williams models to innovate and expand. When Ben Kinney decided to launch a couple of startup technology companies, he turned to the Keller Williams models and systems that had helped him create one of the nation’s top producing real estate teams. If it ain’t broke, he reasoned, don’t fix it. “From the first day I started my career in real estate at Keller Williams, I knew I was going to learn how to follow the models from The Millionaire Real Estate Agent (MREA) and build a successful team,” Kinney says. “What…
  • Keller Williams Excels on List of Top Real Estate Offices

    Keller Williams Realty International
    13 Apr 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Keller Williams is once again home to more offices on the REAL Trends 500 than any other real estate franchise. The world’s largest real estate franchise by agent count is represented by 143 offices ranked by the number of transactions and 140 ranked by sales volume – increases of 13 percent and 11 percent, respectively, compared with 2014. The REAL Trends 500 is an annual ranking published by REAL Trends, Inc., a leading source of analysis and information on the residential brokerage and housing industry. The Keller Williams brokerages on the list increased the number of transactions…
  • Get Movin’ – Four Reasons to Start Exercising Right Now

    Keller Williams Realty International
    10 Apr 2015 | 8:01 am
    Real estate agents spend a lot of time running, but are they running around or running for health? In celebration of KW Wellness Day, here are four reasons you should start exercising right now. Making time for exercise is hard. As a successful real estate agent, you probably spend a lot of time in your car and even more time connected to your computer managing your listings and lead generating. Finding time to exercise might feel like trying to find a needle in a haystack. When you think you don’t have time, take a look at Zander Ross, an American Airlines flight attendant who, despite…
 
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    The Real Deal New York

  • Most popular stories on The Real Deal

    Claire Moses
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    Current reader favorites: 1. A peek inside Demi Moore’s $75M San Remo penthouse 2. A rent freeze is looking likely 3. Madison Capital, partner to pay $400M for Scholastic’s retail 4. 4 steps to becoming a billionaire 5. When will the boom break?
  • Binder’s Bellmarc Realty unable to pay bills after TD Bank freezes accounts

    Claire Moses
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Neil Binder TD Bank has frozen all of Bellmarc Realty’s bank accounts, leaving the brokerage unable to handle core business operations and pay out commissions, according to a lawsuit filed in New York Supreme Court on Friday. As a result of the freeze — which Bellmarc’s president Neil Binder claims in the lawsuit against the bank is being done “without providing adequate explanation or cause” — the brokerage is unable to take care of payroll, pay rent for its offices and dole out commissions to its roughly 300 agents. The suit also states that the freeze —which applies to eight…
  • DTZ looks to bid $2B for Cushman

    Rey Mashayekhi
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:40 pm
    From left: Brett White, an old Cushman & Wakefield office in New York and Cushman’s Edward Forst DTZ Group, London-based commercial real estate brokerage, is seeking support for a $2 billion bid to acquire rival firm Cushman & Wakefield. DTZ executive chair Brett White will address lenders as the Chicago firm looks to fund the purchase of New York-based Cushman & Wakefield by raising an additional $1.3 billion in the Term Loan B market. The loan would be on top of $1 billion of existing facilities in place, according to the Australian Financial Review. Should DTZ succeed in…
  • AG calls on NY brokers to give rebates

    Mark Maurer
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:25 pm
    From left: Lee Zeldin, Charles Lavine and Eric Schneiderman Attorney General Eric Schneiderman made a push Monday for the state’s real estate brokers to take advantage of a recent change to the state’s Real Property Law that allows brokers to rebate a portion of their commissions to clients. Schneiderman’s office issued an open letter to brokers licensed in the state, and encouraged buyers and sellers to negotiate to pay a lower commission. “Rebating by real estate brokers can greatly reduce the costs of buying and selling property and even facilitate new and innovative business…
  • This month in real estate history: The Woolworth Building opens in 1913

    Claire Moses
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    The Woolworth Building From the April issue: The Woolworth Building in Lower Manhattan opened as the world’s tallest skyscraper, 102 years ago this month. The neo-Gothic tower at 233 Broadway was designed by architect Cass Gilbert for the F. W. Woolworth Company, one of the pioneers of the five-and-dime store model. [more]
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    Northern Virginia Real Estate Blog

  • “Budget Like Its 1999″ and Other Tips for First Time Homebuyers

    thebeltteam
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:39 am
    Your son or daughter graduates from college. And they move back home. It’s all good for a while. They were away at school for 4 years (5 in our case!) and it’s really nice to have them around. Then, all of a sudden, you both start thinking about the day when they move out again. That’s what happened to us last year. Our daughter Melissa graduated from college, moved home and got her first job (as a teacher at a Catholic school). She made it through her first fall of teaching and as the new year arrived, she started thinking about moving out. While teaching is very…
  • 116 Tapawingo Rd SE Vienna VA 22180 – New Home Just Listed by The Belt Team

    thebeltteam
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Wait until you see inside this new custom home at 116 Tapawingo Rd SW Vienna. Proudly built by Somerville homes and just listed by The Belt Team! You’ve driven by a million times. Now you can see inside! Price, info and LOTS of photos of 116 Tapawingo Rd SE Vienna VA 22180 Call Kevin Kleifges & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 to schedule a showing. Search All New Homes in Vienna Vienna Homes For Sale $1,250,000 – $1,500,000 Vienna Homes For Sale $1,500,000 – $1,750,000
  • 606 Yeonas Dr SW Vienna VA 22180 – Listed by The Belt Team

    thebeltteam
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:03 pm
    606 Yeonas Dr SW Vienna VA 22180  – has just been listed by The Belt Team! Here’s a sneak peek! Price and LOTS more photos of 606 Yeonas Dr SW Vienna VA 22180 Call Kevin Kleifges & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 to schedule a showing! Free Instant Online Home Valuation – What Is My Home Worth? Vienna Real Estate Stats “Life In Vienna” Blog Search Vienna Homes For Sale $600,000 to $650,000 Search Vienna Homes For Sale $650,000 to $750,000 Search Vienna Homes For Sale $750,000 to $850,000 Search Vienna Homes For Sale $850,000 to $950,000 Search Vienna Homes For Sale…
  • Open Houses in Vienna April 19 (Plus Opens All Around Northern Virginia)

    thebeltteam
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:04 am
    If you’re thinking of buying or selling a home in Vienna this year (or anywhere in Northern VA) – open houses are a great way to get educated to the market. Here’s a list of what homes are open on April 19 2015: Vienna Open Houses Alexandria Open Houses Annandale Open Houses Arlington Open Houses Ashburn Open Houses Broadlands Open Houses Centreville Open Houses Chantilly Open Houses Fairfax Open Houses Fairfax Station Open Houses Falls Church Open Houses Great Falls Open Houses Herndon Open Houses McLean Open Houses Oak Hill Open Houses Oakton Open Houses Reston Open…
  • Thinking of Downsizing? 4 Tips To Simplify Your Life!

    thebeltteam
    12 Apr 2015 | 9:48 pm
    The Belt Team works with many clients who are downsizing. (And we like to call it “right sizing.”) So why do people think about moving “down” and how can you simplify the process? Here are the most common reasons our clients “right size” to a smaller home: Travel – A smaller home is easier to maintain. And that means they can travel more – visit grandchildren – or take those trips they’ve always dreamed of. This is not uncommon with empty nesters. Health – Sometimes their current home is just too much to take care of on top of…
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    Corporate Real Estate

  • JLL United States Office Outlook – Q1 2015

    CRE Editors
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:23 am
    From JLL: Though U.S. office vacancy remained unchanged at 15.6 percent in Q1, as the year continues, we expect levels to drop below 15 percent for the first time in a decade. Corporate growth is... Please click on the link to read complete commentary. Thank you!
  • JLL | Global Market Perspective Q1 2015

    CRE Editors
    3 Apr 2015 | 4:40 am
    JLL global market report: “The major global real estate markets are in better shape than at any time since the Global Financial Crisis, with the continued momentum in capital markets now... Please click on the link to read complete commentary. Thank you!
  • Global Office Rent Cycle MarketView | Q4 2014

    CRE Editors
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:32 pm
    Global Office Rent Cycle MarketView | Q4 2014 Please click on the link to read complete commentary. Thank you!
  • International Investment Atlas Summary 2015

    CRE Editors
    17 Mar 2015 | 6:52 pm
    From Cushman & Wakefield: The International Investment Atlas report has been prepared by Cushman & Wakefield to provide an introduction to the world’s key commercial real estate investment... Please click on the link to read complete commentary. Thank you!
  • How 3-D Printing Will Revolutionize Commercial Real Estate

    CRE Editors
    9 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Colliers has a two page document evaluating how 3D printing will affect commercial real estate in the future: Densification: less inventory, less space Location, Location, Location: rethinking the... Please click on the link to read complete commentary. Thank you!
 
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    Ensor Realtors

  • We Just Listed 6000 Shepherd Mountain Cv UNIT 708, Austin TX 78730!

    Shannon Ensor
    10 Apr 2015 | 12:37 pm
    We have a new listing that is coming soon in West Austin at 6000 Shepherd Mountain Cv, Unit 708, Austin, TX 78730.  Located in the popular MonteVista Condominiums, this 706 sqaure foot 1-bedroom condo offers low-maintenance living (Common Insurance, Exterior Maintenance, Trash Collection and Water Fees are provided by the HOA) and a perfectly-affordable alternative to the high-end homes ...
  • We Just Listed 13205 Coleto Creek Trl, Austin TX 78732!

    Shannon Ensor
    2 Apr 2015 | 5:59 am
    We just listed a beautiful home for sale at 13205 Coleto Creek Trl! Located in the coveted River Heights Overlook section of Steiner Ranch, this exemplary residence boasts an array of high-end finishes and a wonderful floor plan built by Drees Homes. At 4,163 square feet of living area (per TCAD), there is abundant space for ...
  • MLS Stats: Strong Demand, Higher Prices for Sendero Springs

    Matthew Morgan
    9 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Last year on May 1, 2014, I wrote an article about a neighborhood in Round Rock titled: Why Sendero Springs is Experiencing a Seller’s Real Estate Market. This was written during a time when there was scarce inventory on the MLS for available homes in the neighborhood.  If you look back at that article, you can ...
  • Homes in Santa Rita Ranch Are Selling Quickly…And Here’s Why!

    Cynthia Spencer
    9 Mar 2015 | 3:15 pm
    I was recently working with a buyer who was looking for a home in the Liberty Hill and Leander areas. This young man was being relocated to the Austin area from out-of-state for his job. His new workplace is closer to Marble Falls, but his fiancee will be joining him, and she needed a more densely populated area for ...
  • Homes Now Selling in Tessera on Lake Travis!

    Joseph Ensor
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:36 pm
    While I was on my way to The Hollows today, I saw a few signs about a new community in Lago Vista called Tessera on Lake Travis.  I decided to go take a look and see what this community was all about.  The weather was overcast today, but here is what the community looked like on a ...
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    THE TENANT ADVISOR

  • This Week in Healthcare Real Estate

    CoyDavidson
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:52 pm
    Healthcare Real Estate News from Across the Web Hospitals leave downtowns for more prosperous digs Hospitals have moved to follow population migrations before, but the relocations are becoming more common. That’s partly due to the aging of many facilities built in the 1950s and 1960s, and the desire to attract better-paying patients… Healthcare Finance BioMed […]
  • This Week in the Economy

    CoyDavidson
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:49 pm
    Stock Down for the Week All three major stock indexes posted declines in value for the week. The Dow and the Nasdaq both declined 1.28%for the week. The S&P lost 0.99%. Below are links to the top economic stories of the week for the United States, Texas and Houston Economy: U.S. Rig Count is down 34 rigs from last […]
  • This Week’s Recommended Reading

    CoyDavidson
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:12 am
    5 Articles to Read this Weekend What It Looks Like When No One Gets a Private Office Intergraph, the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software erected a single building facility to accommodate its 1,100 employees. The HQ, emphasizes collaboration through their lack of individual and private offices… WorkDesign Magazine Reimagining the Traditional Office Welcome […]
  • Fed Beige Book: CRE Remained Stable to Expanding Across Many Districts

    CoyDavidson
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Current Economic Conditions Reports from the twelve Federal Reserve Districts indicate that the economy continued to expand across most regions from mid-February through the end of March. Activity in the Richmond, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas, and San Francisco Districts grew at a moderate pace, while New York, Philadelphia, and St. Louis cited modest growth. Boston reported […]
  • This Week in Healthcare Real Estate

    CoyDavidson
    10 Apr 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Healthcare Real Estate News from Across the Web Healthcare Perspectives: A New World Order With the Affordable Care Act meaning an additional 32 million Americans seeking care, healthcare real estate has seen some significant changes. New hospital builds are down and beds are going empty… GlobeSt Ventas places $1.75 billion bet on Ardent as healthcare […]
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    Learn Real Estate Investing | Lifestyles Unlimited

  • (April 20, 2015) The Del Walmsley Radio Show: A Turn For The Worst For The 401k & A Review of The Top Housing Markets In 2015

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/a297c3bfb9de2763f0e476a74a2385d0c0a0ee15/LURadio042015.mp3 With more than 15 trillion dollars in the defined contribution/benefit market, the 401k is becoming more and more of a target for private equity firms. As a result, higher investment risks and increased fees are on the horizon for this retirement account with an already loose foundation. Meanwhile, apartment demand is up in many markets across the U.S. in the opening months of 2015 and Del Walmsley is here to break down the top five for you one by one! The post (April…
  • (April 17, 2015) The Del Walmsley Radio Show: Retirement Is A Lifestyle Choice

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:39 am
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/d4da706c54ea45c2beb429896faa788f86d648e6/LURadio041715.mp3 So many plans for retirement hinge on one or a few overall tactics. Maybe, someone pairs living below their means with a 401k. Maybe, they toy around with risky stock portfolios while diligently investing 20% of their monthly income in a Roth IRA. Maybe, every last dime is saved for a life to be lived way down the road. But, these techniques fail where another has succeeded; they are not a part of your life. At Lifestyles Unlimited, we offer an educational retirement…
  • (April 16, 2015) The Del Walmsley Radio Show with Special Guest, John Ridgway: Wealth & The Game Plan To Go With It

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:15 am
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/db6ff5d474cb0bf2a6d592c25ae3efd89dcaaa61/LURadio041615.mp3 For many, it may seem that attaining a large sum of money is the final step in an array of action steps. We would argue instead that while it is an important step, there are many more steps that follow from here. In reality, the life of the wealthy is a well-balanced diet of ideas, practices and perspectives that expand well beyond the financial gain itself. On this LU podcast, Del Walmsley and John Ridgway explain the game plan that should accompany anyone on the road…
  • (April 15, 2015) Del Walmsley: Challenging Conventional Practices To Build Unconventional Wisdom

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/cccb001a86c6c64a9d90f25a83267d334b72396f/LURadio0415152.mp3 What worked for Robin Hood may not work for the entirety of an actual society. But, that is up to each of us to decide, as each of us pays for the privilege to work in the United States. It is because of this that Del Walmsley has decided to take up this topic on the LU radio show. Here he can fine tune his philosophy with the thoughts of a phenomenal listener base that cares more than most about where their hard-earned dollar goes. The post (April 15, 2015) Del…
  • (April 15, 2015) The Del Walmsley Radio Show: National Stick-Your-Hand-In-My-Pocket Day

    webmaster@luinc.com (Professional Real Estate Investors)
    15 Apr 2015 | 2:18 pm
    Home Listeners Mobile Listeners http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/ac345b1f4bdda01491640c82680f2d532763ac82/LURadio041515.mp3 The deadline has finally arrived to pay the government for your hard work! But, don’t be entirely distraught, Del Walmsley actually made enough money from helping so many people turn their lives around this year that the IRS is going to take some of his money too! But seriously, putting all false enthusiasm aside, Del redefines this day of days, stages a peaceful protest and gives the government a piece of his mind all in the same podcast. Enjoy! The post (April…
 
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    Your Home in Calgary - the Calgary Real Estate Market

  • Calgary Real Estate Market Update - April 6, 2015

    Monika Furtado
    6 Apr 2015 | 8:46 am
    It is just after the Easter holiday. Most folks with children will be returning to normal routines after the spring school breaks. There's a touch of snow on the ground, but it should be gone in a couple of days, and with spring comes our seasonally busiest time of the year in Calgary's real estate market. On Saturday I was showing a client homes in NW Calgary. Of the 8 we wished to view, 4 were under contract. Price range $400,000 - $440,000. As sellers now most often keep their listings active during the condition period, there is lag time before the status is posted on a…
  • Just Listed - 27 Nolanfield Heights NW Calgary

    Monika Furtado
    5 Apr 2015 | 7:31 am
    This move in ready home in Nolan Hill is walking distance to the parks and new retail under development. The Trico Homes Delbridge II offers an open plan layout across the entire main level. The living room flows to a large dining area and then to the large kitchen with stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, dark maple cabinets and large island which looks out to the main level. This is a great entertaining space to host friends and family. Large windows, hardwood floors and stone work around the gas fireplace add to the appeal. Step out to the south facing deck complete with stairs…
  • Just Listed - 4205 18 St SW in Altadore

    Monika Furtado
    2 Apr 2015 | 6:34 pm
    Stunning detached home by Stephens Fine Homes located on a quiet tree lined street in Altadore. Excellent central location close to downtown, parks, schools, shops and Marda Loop. This 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home is exceptionally finished and has a sought after west backyard for those late summer evenings. Design details include an open riser curved staircase, wide plank hand scraped walnut hardwood floors, extensive lighting details, coffered ceilings in the dining area and living room, 8 ft doors, 9 ft ceilings on all levels, upgraded appliance package, granite counters, painted maple shaker…
  • Just Listed / Open House this Sunday - 111 Cougar Plateau Circle SW

    Monika Furtado
    13 Mar 2015 | 7:32 am
    Just listed today. This stunning home is a must see. Stop by our Open House Sun Mar 15 2-4 pm   Custom executive home in the Promontory, Cougar Ridge minutes to COP, downtown, playgrounds, private schools, Westside and more. Fully finished on all levels this home is beautifully designed with elements such as cathedral ceilings in the foyer and front office, coffered ceiling in the living room, custom kitchen cabinetry, high end appliances, walk through pantry to the mud room and custom built-ins throughout. The main level begins at the office and then extends to an open floor plan…
  • Open House Saturday March 14 2-4 pm

    Monika Furtado
    10 Mar 2015 | 5:43 pm
    You are invited to 767 Schooner Cove NW on Saturday March 14 between 2-4 pm to preview this great family home.   Located in the established community of Scenic Acres close to schools, amenities, and transit (LRT) this warm family home is located on a cul-de-sac and offers a southwest backyard exposure perfect for an evening on the deck. The upper level provides 4 spacious bedrooms including a master bedroom and 4 piece ensuite with separate shower and soaker tub. Another full bath is also upstairs. The main level includes a large front room which can be used as a dining and living room.
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    Property Management Software

  • Cloud Make its Way into the Real Estate sector

    Property Management Software
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:07 pm
      Real Estate sector Introduction When anyone talks about the applications, they generally assume the picture of that software installed locally on the computer and people using it. But with real advancements in internet and technology, this has no longer remained the case. Applications based on cloud are the live apps. They live on the internet in the same sense as the website does. Any work done or file created in such software is saved directly onto the web and can be accessed from around the globe. Slowly the cloud based applications has made their way into the real estate sector and…
  • How to be ready for an Audit?

    Property Management Software
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:58 pm
      Be ready for an Audit Introduction ‘Audit’ can scare the hell out of you. Some of the largest scams on the planet earth were caught by the auditors only. But, with a little attention and wisdom, everyone can get ready for audits any time of the day and experience will be less stressful. So, today, we bring to you a few suggestions to help you prepare for your next audit and face it head on when the time comes. The suggestions are as follows: 1. The act of reconciling your bank accounts may not seem so obvious and important but the information you gain by this step is very crucial.
  • Multifamily Can Save By Going Green

    Property Management Software
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:39 pm
      Multifamily Can Save By Going Green Introduction We all spend awful lot of time in determining the ways to save money and to minimize our expenditure and going green is one of them. In contrast to other methods it is not only helpful in saving your bucks but also increases your contribution in saving the Mother Nature. It’s a new wave and trend in the real estate sector and therefore in the near future developers will be able earn a lot cash on multifamily properties which are certified by the green building certification. Finance Companies and banks are offering money and loans…
  • Preventing the Trap of Hidden Real Estate Expenses

    Property Management Software
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:28 pm
      Hidden Real Estate Expenses In real estate business, while most of the expenses are accountable, there are certain expenses as well that remain hidden for most of the time. Today, we are going to take a look at such expenses. So, let’s get started. 1. Expense on Maintenance Maintenance of the property is expensive and can cost you at least 10% of the rental income. Other side suggests that if you are not willing to spend on this, it may cost you even large cash in the near future. 2. Expense on Management Property manager charges between 8 to 10 percent of the monthly rent as their…
  • 5 Must Preparation for the Protection from Disasters

    Property Management Software
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:15 pm
      Protection from Disasters Introduction Disasters are one of the many faces of Mother Nature that we don’t want to see but can occur any time with or without any warnings. So, it is the duty of every landlord and property manager to protect its tenants and rental units from such disasters. It is not enough to keep the walls, roof and basement secure from tornadoes, earthquake etc. but it is also important to keep the house safe from power failure. Also, the people living within the building are far more important than the buildings itself so there must be an emergency exit plan in…
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  • 4 Hottest Trends for Your Luxury Home for Sale in 2015

    Joy
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:28 am
    4 Hottest Trends for Your Luxury Home for Sale in 2015 Decorating your beachfront 30A luxury home for sale is one of the most liberating home-improvement projects you could do. The scenic location, by the Gulf of Mexico, gives you a sense of creativity and whimsy that you won’t get in an urban setting. If you are planning to update your home along 30A with a beach home theme, here are some tips from the experts on the hottest beach home decorating trends in 2015: Bright Whites Nothing looks more refreshing and relaxing than spotless white walls or furniture paired with touches of blues and…
  • 4 Smart Upgrades to Make Your 30A Luxury Home for Sale More Appealing

    Joy
    13 Apr 2015 | 12:26 pm
    4 Smart Upgrades to Make Your 30A Luxury Home for Sale More Appealing Most people consider smart technology as important and essential in their current and future 30A luxury homes. Luxury home buyers are willing to make sacrifices for more technology in their new home. According to Digital Interiors, 94% of buyers are willing to sacrifice 1,000 square feet of living space for more smart-home technology. Oversized homes along 30A are no longer the trend in the luxury real estate market. Here are what luxury homebuyers are looking for when it comes to technology and gadgets they want in their…
  • Why April is a Great Time to Vacation on 30A

    Joy
    6 Apr 2015 | 11:43 am
    Why April is a Great Time to Vacation on 30A Homes along 30A are a hit with homebuyers looking for warm weather all-year round, making it the perfect vacation destination regardless of the season. The scenic backdrop of the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico, pristine white sand beaches, laid back luxury lifestyle, and exciting activities throughout the year are guaranteed to make both residents and visitors of 30A enjoy their stay any time of the year. In fact, April is one of the best months to visit 30A. Why is April the ideal time to vacation in South Walton on 30A? Aside from the fact…
  • The Food and Music Scene Around 30A Luxury Homes

    Joy
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:43 am
    The Food and Music Scene Around 30A Luxury Homes Dive into the exhilarating food and music scene around 30A luxury homes. When food and music comes together, it produces the best symphony in bringing people together. There’s nothing like an amazing weekend in South Walton filled with live performances from the best bands and solo artists in town. Locals and guests from different parts of the world can enjoy these performances along with impeccable cuisines. SoWal is full of incredible options and here are some suggestions you might want to try one of these weekends: Dread Clampitt…
  • The Best Farmers Markets to Enjoy Every Week Near 30A Luxury Homes

    Joy
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:46 am
    The Best Farmers Markets to Enjoy Every Week Near 30A Luxury Homes Are you looking to shop for the freshest, most succulent and crip farm produce in town? For the residents and homeowners of 30A luxury homes, enjoying these delightful products is just an arm’s reach away at various weekly farmers markets in and around the area. All throughout the week,  many local businesses and establishments put out their best products, from various farm produce, to delectable foodstuffs and even body care. There’s always something for everyone! Here are some of the best farmers markets along 30A.
 
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  • Surging asking prices in March break new national record for third consecutive month, while new listings fall

    admin
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Canterbury and Auckland lead regions in record asking price AUCKLAND, 1 April 2015 – The average asking price of homes for sale in New Zealand in March reached a new high of $514,712, the third consecutive month of record asking prices. The latest monthly property data from Realestate.co.nz also showed that the number of new listings in March was 11,870, a decline of 4.9% from the same time last year, and the lowest for March since 2009. The new national high in average asking price of $514,712 was a small increase of 0.6% on the previous record of $511,412 set last month. The growth in…
  • Inventory of homes for sale falls while asking prices remain high

    Paul McKenzie
    6 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    House sellers benefit further as inventory of homes for sale falls while asking prices remain high The average asking price of houses for sale in December remained at high levels across the country, while inventory of available homes for sale declined reaching record low levels in Auckland. Overall, the latest monthly data from Realestate.co.nz indicates that the NZ property market continues to favour sellers, and increasingly so. While the national average asking price in December of $480,815 was slightly down on November, a fall of 3.4%, it was still 7% up on the same time a year ago.
  • 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…
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  • Satisfying your sweet tooth

    mtomson
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:59 am
    No city would be complete without some love for your sweet tooth. Salem is no exception. Now, our local coffee shops all have some sweets and such there, but I’m talking about places to go that sweets are the focus and coffee is second fiddle.  My daughter, the cupcake connoisseur, says that Sugar Sugar has the best cupcake, but that Heidi’s frosting at Pure Decadence is better.  Mind you, vanilla is her thing. So to start our where to go for something sweet list are Sugar Sugar and Pure Decadence. Sugar Sugar is downtown and has cupcakes and candy that are the mainstay of…
  • Salem Harvest

    mtomson
    15 Dec 2013 | 9:30 am
    Guest post by Pam Choc Limbs from the cherry tree droop, laden with abundant fruit. Children giggle as they run between trees, trying to find just the right cherry to sneak into their mouths. The “plink, plink, plink” of cherries landing in large buckets. Families easily chatting amongst themselves and with each other, all grateful for the chance to take home some plump, red cherries. Just when it seems that it can’t get much better than this, it does. Not only do we eagerly anticipate the flavor of the ripe, juicy cherries when we get home, but we are also donating half of our harvest…
  • A real estate ruckus.

    mtomson
    11 Dec 2013 | 5:12 pm
    Within the ever swirling controversy that is the real estate industry, new seismic activity is happening.  A real estate earthquake is approaching. Agent Match. What is Agent Match?  Just like it sounds. A way to match an agent with a consumer.  This isn’t a new concept.  Realtor.com is one of the top four consumer visited websites for real estate.  Zillow and Trulia are #1 and #2 respectively. There are several agent ranking or matching websites out there right now.  Most of them are horrible.  Seriously, as a consumer they are useless to you because the source of their data is…
  • Surviving rainy days

    mtomson
    25 Nov 2013 | 12:27 pm
    This is a guest article by Pam Choc As a resident parent of the rainy Pacific Northwest, I am always on the lookout for indoor activities for my kids to burn off some energy.  You may remember an earlier post I wrote Surviving Rainy Days with Kids. I am happy to add another wonderful option for fun-filled indoor entertainment to my list: Super Bounce! Super Bounce is a family-owned local business that offers two large rooms of bouncing, sliding, obstacle-coursing fun.  I was very impressed with the cleanliness of the facility when it opened in December 2012, but I wanted to wait for awhile…
  • The World Beat Festival

    mtomson
    30 Jun 2013 | 11:35 am
    Imagine an opportunity to immerse yourself in cultures from around the world without ever purchasing a plane ticket or even leaving Salem.  The Salem World Beat Festival is your chance to experience a vast array of multicultural traditions, and the admission is only a suggested $5 donation. Sample Ethiopian garlic-lemon chicken and injera bread or just sip iced spiced chai while listening to SambaDá, an Afro-Brazilian Samba Funk band.   In the evening, experience the Brazilian Samba Fogo fire dance or enjoy one of over 125 cultural performances spread throughout the weekend. How many…
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  • Newmark Grubb Knight Frank: Chicago industrial market on five-year winning streak

    Dan Rafter
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:59 am
    Image courtesy of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Five straight years of positive absorption. That’s the best news from Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s first quarter Chicago industrial market report. According to the report, nearly 4.3 million square feet of industrial space was absorbed during the first quarter of 2015 in the Chicago market. This isn’t a new trend. Newmark Grubb Knight Frank reports that the Chicago industrial market has now seen positive absorption for 20 consecutive quarters. That’s a five-year winning streak. Even with more than 4 million square feet of…
  • Marcus & Millichap sells four-building office portfolio in Chicago suburb

    Staff Writer
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:26 am
    Marcus & Millichap has sold Crown Corporate Center, a four-building single-story office portfolio located at 1275-1425 Tri State Parkway in Gurnee, Illinois. The portfolio is located off Interstate-94 across from Gurnee Mills Shopping Outlet Mall. The properties were built between 1989 to 1998, and include 156,765 rentable square feet. They are 51 percent occupied by six tenants, all on net lease reimbursement structures. The portfolio sold for $8.65 million. Stephen Lieberman with Marcus & Millichap had the exclusive listing to represent the Seller in the transaction, Crown…
  • Minneapolis’ Kraus-Anderson hires recruiting specialist

    Staff Writer
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:45 pm
    Tim Mayer Tim Mayer is the new talent acquisition director at Minneapolis’ Kraus-Anderson Construction Company. He is responsible for leading the company’s recruiting and hiring programs. Mayer comes to Kraus-Anderson from Mortenson Construction, where he served as senior talent acquisition specialist. He was also a senior professional recruiter for Manpower Professional.
  • Reed Construction wraps renovation and expansion at 1 S. Wacker in Chicago

    Staff Writer
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:41 pm
    Reed Construction has completed a 20,000-square-foot renovation and expansion for Rise Interactive at 1 S. Wacker in Chicago. Reed Construction was selected by the building manager, Harbor Group Management, to complete the build-out on the third and fourth floors of the property. This is the second project Reed Construction has completed for Rise Interactive; the first was an 11,000-square-foot build-out that was finished in 2012. The project featured construction of an internal steel staircase with glass handrails, connecting the third and fourth floors, as well as the installation of a…
  • Pair of industrial veterans joins CBRE in Indianapolis

    Staff Writer
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:37 pm
    Andrew Morris Jeremy Woods Andrew Morris and Jeremy Woods have joined CBRE‘s industrial services team in Indianapolis as first vice presidents. Both previously worked for Cushman & Wakefield|Summit in the company’s industrial advisory services division. Morris has more than 18 years experience, particularly within the bulk distribution and manufacturing sectors. Woods has more than 21 years of experience, focusing on industrial landlord, tenant and developer representation.
 
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  • Top Benefits of Being a Renter

    Vanessa Naranjo
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:18 am
    There’s a multitude of reasons why people prefer the title of renter over homeowner. Being a renter gives you a certain amount of freedom that can be limited with homeownership.  Rent.com recently shared a post listing 15 benefits of being a renter, their list includes: Amenities Low utility bills Location options And more… For the full list of reasons, click below. Read the full article here
  • Property Management of Section 8 and Housing Choice Voucher Programs

    Marc Courtenay
    13 Apr 2015 | 4:24 pm
    If you’re looking for residents who have incentives to pay their rent on time each month look no further. Those who qualify for federally sponsored housing assistance programs backed by the only organization that can legally print money…the federal government…awaits you! The oldest program has been around nearly 80 years! Section 8 of the Housing Act of 1937, authorizes the payment of rental housing assistance to private landlords on behalf of approximately 3.1 million low-income households. It operates through several programs, the largest of which, the Housing Choice Voucher program,…
  • First Quarter Results: Top 10 Lowest Vacancy Metros

    Vanessa Naranjo
    9 Apr 2015 | 8:32 am
    First quarter results are in and it looks like the west coast is leading the way with the lowest vacancy rates. Multifamily Executive recently posted Reis’s list of markets with the lowest vacancy rate for 1Q. Click below to see how your metro ranked. Click here to see the list
  • Spring Cleaning for Property Managers

    Mary Girsch-Bock
    7 Apr 2015 | 8:47 am
    After a brutal winter in many parts of the U.S., spring has finally arrived, with a hint of green quickly replacing the brown that we’ve looked at for the past several months. While we can all appreciate the warmer weather, those long months of rain and snow can take its toll on even the most pristine properties. If you’re ready to undertake some much-needed spring cleaning, here are some suggestions to rid your properties of the last signs of winter, and spring into the season with some color and style: Remove all of the dead branches that have fallen due to excessive moisture or…
  • Is Your Property Safe for Children?

    Mary Girsch-Bock
    2 Apr 2015 | 7:59 am
    With warm weather finally here, the number of children playing outside will increase dramatically in the coming weeks. This can cause a number of issues in apartment communities – ranging from noise complaints from residents, as well as an increased incident of accidents; everything from the usual cuts and scrapes to more serious issues that can occur in parking lots and swimming pools. A rising demographic, families with small children are renting more frequently, making it imperative that safety issues be addressed at your property. Schedule a time to walk the property and check for…
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  • The City Centre Tenant – The Under-served Sector of the PRS

    Gareth Marshall
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:31 am
    In the UK, there’s a new type of tenant emerging that currently has no natural home. The private rented sector (PRS) is growing, fast. Renting property from private landlords has increased by 27% in the last 10 years, as the changing attitudes to home ownership continue. But whereas you’ll find a property perfect for sharers, couples and families in the PRS easily enough, it gets a little trickier if you’re a ‘city centre tenant’. Economic growth and increased labour mobility has helped to create this new kind of tenant. Typically, the city centre tenant is an affluent executive…
  • Property investment in Dubai ‘remains strong’

    Gareth Marshall
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:21 am
    The Head of Real Estate Investment at Dubai’s Land Department believes real estate in the emirate is demonstrating “sustainable growth” for the future. Summary: The Head of Real Estate Investment at Dubai’s Land Department has dismissed talk of a slowdown in the emirate’s property market Majida Ali Rashid pointed to her authority’s report that highlighted continued investment, and believes that the local market is demonstrating “sustainable growth” Earlier this month Knight Frank research found that Dubai offers the world’s second highest yield growth for…
  • UK real estate snapped up by dollar-rich property investors and expats

    Steven Sedgwick
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:04 am
    Overseas interest in UK real estate is currently very high, with dollar-rich investors searching for regular and long-term yields. Summary: UK real estate continues to be a popular asset with overseas investors One broker has seen three-quarters of its mortgage enquiries come from international investors Many property investors are now focusing on the strong yields within the regional buy-to-let market, rather than prime London’s capital growth British expats and dollar-rich investors are purchasing large swathes of UK real estate. Overseas property investment in the UK has always been a…
  • Pensions and property investment: The young will benefit the most

    Steven Sedgwick
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:16 am
    “Forget price spikes, silver landlords and record property sales, the 2015 pension changes may shake the foundations of the housing market and finally topple the outdated notion that an Englishman’s home is his castle. This month’s pension changes are expected to be historic, but Select Property Group Director, Giles Beswick, suggests it could be the young who benefit the most. In an ironic twist of fate, this month’s historic pension changes may benefit any smartphone-attached, selfie-taking member of Generation Y as much as any retiring baby boomer. There is no doubt April 6th…
  • Hong Kong investors favouring regional UK property markets

    Steven Sedgwick
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:08 am
    Many savvy property investors in Hong Kong are now securing assets in the north of England as their domestic market represents little value. Summary: Overseas property investment has become very popular in Hong Kong Property investments in Manchester and other regional cities represent the best value Hong Kong purchasers are buying assets that appeal to the student market Hong Kong property has been some of the most expensive in the world in recent years, with a past capital growth surge ensuring the region’s investors of significant returns. Now, however, these prices represent a high…
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    Salt Spring Island Real Estate

  • April 2015, Market Analysis

    saltspringislandrealestate@gmail.com ( Li Read)
    2 Apr 2015 | 6:48 am
    April 2015, Market Analysis – Salt Spring Island Salt Spring Back to The Seller Side Yes, it’s true…the real estate market is turning back to the seller side of the sales equation in the secondary home marketplaces…good news indeed for Salt Spring Island & Gulf Islands & Vancouver Island owners. On the Pacific Northwest Coast, which includes all Gulf Islands, including Salt Spring Island, plus Vancouver Island, plus Sunshine Coast, the secondary home/recreational/discretionary marketplaces are all definitely on the improve. Inventory has “thinned”…
  • March 2015, Market Analysis

    saltspringislandrealestate@gmail.com ( Li Read)
    1 Mar 2015 | 12:49 pm
    March 2015, Market Analysis – Salt Spring Island Yes, it’s true…real estate in the secondary home marketplaces, including on Salt Spring Island, continues to strengthen. Clicking into Place Ganges Harbour Our season for coastal discretionary regions runs from March Break to the Canadian Thanksgiving celebration in October. More outcomes to be reported on as activity goes forward…the season is just now clicking into place. Prices on Salt Spring have not yet stabilized, to date, but sales volume has increased. It may take until May to see the true pattern of…
  • February 2015, Market Analysis

    saltspringislandrealestate@gmail.com ( Li Read)
    1 Feb 2015 | 11:17 am
    February 2015, Market Analysis – Salt Spring Island Salt Spring Island The reminder from that savvy Ancient Greek, Heraclitus, that we never step in the same river water twice, is a thought to hold onto. As he noted, the only constant in life is change. 3-D printer, robotics revolution, driverless car…the word is out: humans need not apply. So, if the age of jobs is over, what next? Is the age of travel also over? Violence is found in all places. Going out to buy bread or meet a friend for coffee can result in death by violence…a politically motivated person can take events…
  • January 2015, Market Analysis

    saltspringislandrealestate@gmail.com ( Li Read)
    2 Jan 2015 | 9:42 am
    January 2014, Salt Spring Island Real Estate Welcome to these early days of the first month of a brand new year. Named after Janus, the Roman god who looked behind & ahead, at the same time, January straddles what has been & what will be, in real estate outcomes. Many indicators are out there that are predicting a strong transition from a down to an up market, in the secondary home marketplaces, & globally so. Salt Spring Island, the Gulf Islands, & Vancouver Island are often the tail of the dog in a market recovery. A recovery is never even-handed. Some places & some…
  • 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…
 
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  • Austin Rental Market: Shopaholics Searching for Style Will Love Onion Creek

    rentBits Team
    10 Apr 2015 | 7:12 am
    Has the Austin rental market left you awestruck? Are you having a hard time finding a luxurious apartment in a neighborhood that suits your shopaholic lifestyle? If so, check out Onion Creek. It’s home to the Colonial Grand luxury apartment complex, which is close to Southpark Meadows. Southpark Meadows literally has everything a shopaholic needs [...]
  • I Might Not Move to Houston. . . .Here’s Your Sign!

    rentBits Team
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:18 pm
    Remember Bill Engvall’s comedy routine in which he regaled audiences with dumb stuff he’d seen? He would finish each story with “here’s your sign”, presumably printed with “I’m dumb” or other pertinent identification. Those considering moving to Houston have so many enticements to check out that we, personally, don’t want to see anyone holding that [...]
  • The Phoenix Rental Market Is Hot, And It Is Expected To Stay Hot

    rentBits Team
    10 Feb 2015 | 8:55 am
    If you are thinking about making an investment in a rental property, you should take a look at the Phoenix rental market. The market in Phoenix is likely going to help you see a healthy return on your rental investment. Although, at one point, the market in Phoenix was hit hard by the housing market, [...]
  • The San Diego Rental Market: Drought Regulations that Landlords Must Follow

    rentBits Team
    3 Jan 2015 | 1:44 pm
    California is suffering its worst drought in years with three straight dry winters and heat that’s breaking all records. In response, the Board of Directors governing the San Diego County Water Authority has implemented mandatory water conservation as of November 1. The following are some of the regulations you must implement in the San Diego [...]
  • The Renaissance of the Atlanta Rental Market: Yall Enjoy the Charm

    rentBits Team
    3 Jan 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Atlanta is comprised of 132.4 square miles encompassing 242 neighborhoods in addition to 86 towns forming suburbs of Atlanta. That kind of area boggles the mind especially if you’re considering the Atlanta rental market. Atlanta has reinvented itself multiple times. It is presently in the midst of revamping old and previously abandoned properties into hip new [...]
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    San Fernando Valley Real Estate

  • Pink car night in Studio City

    17 Apr 2015 | 4:33 pm
    I spotted these two pink cars last night in the space of 20 minutes last night.  My client and I were having dinner on the front patio of Laurel Tavern in Studio City when the first car, a Ferrarri without license plates, pulled up.  Of course it was driven by a beautiful blonde woman; this is L.A. The url on the side of the car said c_l_tte.com (no vowels, you can figure it out, I don't want any backlinks to or spam from any weird Russian websites). Of course, we googled the url and turns out that it's a p_rn site.  Hey, p_rn stars need burgers and brews, or…
  • Coming back to market this week -- 629 N. Keystone in Burbank!

    13 Apr 2015 | 4:28 pm
    The glamorous 629 N. Keystone in Burbank will be back on the market this week and ready for its next owners.  If you saw the house last summer, you'll remember its secluded front patio with herb garden, barbecue, and firepit.  The house also features an open floor plan, saltwater pool, 3 big bedrooms and 2 baths, 2-car attached garage and gorgeous back patio. All landscaping is new, including the front and back pavers and the drought-tolerant plants.  The kitchen is huge and was designed for serious chefs and many of the systems are upgraded.  It features 1728 square feet…
  • 7720 Goodland closed and multiple offers are no fun

    30 Mar 2015 | 3:01 pm
    7720 Goodland in North Hollywood closed last week for $31,000 over asking.  We had fourteen offers.  I know that multiple offers aren't fun for buyers, but they are not fun for sellers either.  Of the fourteen, half were cash and half required a loan.  Half were above asking, half were below.  I had about 25 individuals asking me if I would write an offer for them.  I said no, because I hate doing dual agency in that situation -- the folks asking me to write are just looking for an angle in order to get their offer pushed.If you're in a multiple offer situation,…
  • A new Yelp review

    18 Mar 2015 | 6:29 pm
    Please check out my new Yelp review from the sellers of 5248 Ventura Canyon in Sherman Oaks. Josh and Danielle were dreams to work with even though they live in Cupertino.  Here at the house, we had a cooperative tenant family with four-year-old twin boys and a six-year-old, too, so showings were sometimes a bit noisy.  We received three great offers in 10 days and ended up taking the one that was $46,000 over list price. Of course, into each escrow a little rain must fall, and we had a kerfluffle towards the end -- I always love it when an inspector says, "That spot could be…
  • 4 beds, 3 baths, stand alone townhouse with attached garage and yard. How much would you expect to pay?

    13 Mar 2015 | 3:16 pm
    I will be bringing to market a delightful townhome next week.  It's in a gated community in North Hills/Van Nuys, and features 1630+ sf, is completely detached from other units but has its own, direct access two-car garage and includes a small, completely private yard for pets, gardening, or parties.  All spacious bedrooms are upstairs and there's plenty of closet space.  More info will be coming next week, but here's a question for you:How much would you expect to pay? ______________ (your answer)Nope! It's only $359,999.  That's right! This is not a "come-on" price, nor…
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  • Strategy Session 4/15/15

    Ryan
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:53 am
  • Real Estate “Screencasting”…(Contest)

    Ryan
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:55 am
    Think about it... What if you just emailed a screencast, every day? Could it be that simple? Grab a FREE http://Screencastomatic.com account. Start every day by pushing the "record" button and just talking about some Real Estate? So people could hear your voice again. See that you're an expert... And eventually realize that you're the guy/gal who's their agent, because you really know you're stuff... And you stay in touch? Some Ideas for What To Screencast A snapshot of your MLS showing yesterday's Biggest Price Reduction A "Just Listed" video about a new listing your company (or another…
  • Sticky Widgets & How To Figure Out What Plugins Are Being Used On Other WordPress Sites

    Ryan
    10 Apr 2015 | 12:11 pm
    :10 - Subscribe to SocialTriggers.Com (it's nifty) :20 - He's Using A Cool Sticky Widget Thing :30 - How to view source & figure out what plugins people are using on their WP Sites 1:30 - Installing, Implementing in WordPress 1:50 - See it in Action On Retechulous (be sure to click the banner.)
  • Funnel Building Demo: How To Create A Virtual Farm Of Homeowners Who Might Buy or List With You Someday (Strategy Session 4/8/2015)

    Ryan
    9 Apr 2015 | 6:47 am
    1:40 - Why Targeting Only Homeowners With A Buyer Offer Makes More Sense Than "What's Mine Worth" Pages 2:35 - Tangent, Chromebooks are cool :) 4:30 - Creating A Niche Focused Fan Page Step By Step 10:00 - Adding Page Profile Image and "Canvas Map" 13:45 - Adding first Property Post To Page 16:25 - Example Of Well Established Niche Focused Site 18:30 - Scheduling A Weekly "Content Post" Task On Google Calendar 21:30 - Set Up Your Facebook Ads Account via http://facebook.business.com 24:00 - Login To Lead Barrel & Create Your Capture Page 29:30 - Use A Youtube Video As Your Thank You Page To…
  • Blast Emailing — Strategy Session 4/1/2015

    Ryan
    6 Apr 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Click Here to Become A Member & Get Full Access To This Content Now... Please login / become a member.
 
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  • Are You Distracted by Shiny Objects?

    Neil Schwartz
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:25 pm
    Unfortunately, babies aren’t the only people who are easily distracted by shiny objects…..underachieving agents are too! Watch now to find out how routine can become your biggest weapon against distractions.Related Posts:Are You Distracted?We Must Commit Ourselves to Limiting... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sales Meeting 4-13-2015, The Power of Deliberate Practice

    Neil Schwartz
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:42 pm
    You may be surprised to find out that some of your competitors are the agents who have the least amount of practice but the most amount of natural talent. What does this mean for you? Deliberate practice over time beats natural talent any day so go out and make the time to practice! CLICK HERE... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Are You Making Good Choices ?

    Neil Schwartz
    11 Apr 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Whether you choose to take action or not, you have made a choice. Watch now, because everyday is a chance to make good choices.Related Posts:Manage Your Time….Increase Your SalesLucky?“You Are The Habits You Create”ActivitiesYou Were Born To Win [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sales Meeting 4-6-2015, Supercharge Your Communication

    Neil Schwartz
    7 Apr 2015 | 7:07 pm
    Supercharge your communication and supercharge your success. To become a great salesperson, start by working on becoming a great communicator. To do this, you must know what questions to ask and be willing to listen to and act on the answers. The truth is, the only way you can truly service your... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Are You Communicating With Your Sellers? Part 3 of 3

    Neil Schwartz
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:15 pm
    Part 3 of a 3 Part Series on Communicating With Your Sellers. If your Sellers have not received any reasonable offers or worse….no offers at all, it’s time to have a talk. Watch now and learn what to do and say to get a price reduction, and get your clients’ home sold.Related... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Almaden-Cambrian-San Jose-Los Gatos Homes and Real Estate For Sale

  • I’m the best Zillow agent? No way, really?!

    Mike
    3 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
     The best zillow agent?  Okay! I wanted to announce that I made the  5 STAR AGENT distinction!   This may not mean much to some, however this is an industry baseline for most home sellers and home buyers.   Would you want to use someone with anything less than the best zillow agent that meets your standards?  Probably not it takes years to become skilled enough to get 5 star reviews without soliciting them. I do my level best to treat each and every client the same way I expect to be treated.   To me that means the person or company I hire must demonstrate their professional…
  • The Best Cambrian Home For Sale 2419 Appley Way MLS 81459357

    Mike
    2 Apr 2015 | 10:56 am
    You just found the Best Cambrian Home for Sale 2419 Appley Way! ‘A Cambrian Home for Sale with True Distinction’ Here it is… 2419 Appley Way will appeal to the most discerning of homebuyers. This amazing Cambrian home for sale is also one of the best located homes available in Cambrian Park today! MLS 81459357 This home has been completely remodeled from top to bottom by a highly respected local contractor using the highest quality materials with a level of craftsmanship rarely seen in Cambrian.  The Amazing Kitchen in 2419 Appley Way  When anyone starts a conversation…
  • 15 Easy Home Buying Tips

    Mike
    11 Feb 2014 | 9:12 pm
    How To Buy a House Made Simple, Really Simple. While these 15 easy home buying tips are entertaining, they are 15 important tips Read on MEME!   On a serious note, get started by contacting me first. [contact-form-7] The post 15 Easy Home Buying Tips appeared first on Almaden-Cambrian-San Jose-Los Gatos Homes and Real Estate For Sale.
  • Home Buyer Contingencies, What are they?

    Mike
    6 Feb 2014 | 12:00 am
    Home buyer contingencies are buyer options that build in protections for home buyers within a home purchase offer.  Much like traffic lights they warn you when to stop, when to proceed and often, when it is time to go in another direction.  Your good faith deposit will be at risk if the home buyer contingencies are not understood or used properly. Three common types of home buyer contingencies are defined here.  Their purpose is to provide a set time period to investigate the property condition, title history and to secure your financing. The common home buyer contingency periods are 10-17…
  • First Time Home Seller -Step One

    Mike
    1 Feb 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Are you planning to be a First Time Home Seller?  Thinking about putting your home on the market this spring?  It’s never too early to start planning for your upcoming home tours.  And there’s a lot to think about.  Perhaps one of the most crucial pieces to finding that buyer will be staging your home properly.  And that means…..de-clutter, de-clutter, de-clutter. Having your stuff lying all around the house tends to tell prospective buyers that “this house is someone else’s place, not theirs”…never a good message to send.  Removing clutter will not only help your home…
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    findwell Blog

  • Should I sign a buyer’s agent agreement?

    findwell
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Should I sign a buyer’s agent agreement? findwell agent Tamar Baber answers in this installment of Ask an Agent Q:  Should I sign a buyer’s agent agreement? Signing a buyer’s agent agreement can be a good thing depending on the situation. First, I would not sign a buyer’s agent agreement with an agent before you go out and tour some homes with them. Get a feel for whether you feel comfortable working with them and whether you trust them and their experience to help you find a home. Once you’ve established that you do, signing a buyer’s agent agreement is going to…
  • Northwest MLS Seattle Real Estate Statistics for March 2015

    findwell
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:54 am
    The Northwest MLS has released their Western Washington real estate statistics for March 2015. The housing market continues its upward swing with 2670 closed sales this month versus 1790 in February. Closed sales are up 16.24% from this time last year and up a whopping 58% from two months ago. The median price of single family homes rose 2.4% since February while condo prices rose 4.9% since last month. Pending sales have increased 13.86% from the same time last year and up 28.16% from last month. Inventory of homes for sale is down 14.63% compared to last year at the same time. King County…
  • What is an appraisal?

    findwell
    8 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    What is an appraisal? findwell agent, Lauren GeRoy, answers in this installment of Ask an Agent. Q: What is an appraisal? The appraisal will come after you have gotten through your inspection contingency. It’s ordered by the lender and the point of an appraisal is not to come up with a purchase price for the property but is to confirm that you’re paying an accurate value for the home. The appraiser’s job isn’t to come up with their own price for the house but rather to find sales in the area that confirm the price that you’re paying. Q: Who pays for an appraisal? The appraisal is…
  • How do I find the best mortgage lender?

    findwell
    3 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    How do I find the best mortgage lender? findwell agent Michael Schafer answers in this installment of Ask an Agent.   Q: How do I find the best mortgage lender? To find the best mortgage lender there’s a lot of factors that can go into that and some of them are similar to finding a local real estate agent that you’d want to represent you. Obviously, rate is important and you want to find someone that is going to offer you competitive rates. But you also want someone that you feel comfortable with, that has local processing, and knows our local standards and is going to be a great…
  • findwell launches Offer Enhancer to help home buyers win bidding wars

    findwell
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:10 am
    Seattle – April 1, 2015 – Seattle real estate brokerage findwell announced a new program for home buyers today called Offer Enhancer, helping buyers to craft offers that have a dramatically better chance of winning a bidding war. Winning a bidding war for a hotly-contested home isn’t always about the highest price, and home buyers who work with a findwell agent will now benefit from offers that have a stronger emotional appeal to sellers and a much greater chance of success. The rebound in the Seattle housing market has been dramatic over the last couple of years, and anyone…
 
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    NuWire Investor: RealEstateInvestment

  • UK Tenants Now Able To Check For Landlord Accreditation Before Signing Lease

    20 Apr 2015 | 6:38 am
    The National Landlords Association (NLA) has launched a new initiative to enable tenants to check if their landlord is accredited. The National Register of Accredited Landlords aims to provide a quick and simple look up for tenants to check whether their landlord is accredited and is open to every...
  • Negative Equity Still An Issue In Some U.S. Real Estate Markets

    17 Apr 2015 | 6:16 am
    Home prices are rising in the US but the rate of home owners who owe more on their mortgage than their homes are worth is stalled and even worsening in some places for the first time since the recession, according to a new report. Negative equity is going up in 21 of the largest 50 housing markets...
  • Vietnam Property Market Should See Boost From Relaxed Foreign Investment Rules

    15 Apr 2015 | 6:28 am
    A change in policy is set to boost overseas investment in Vietnamese real estate. The new policy, effective from July 1, will allow foreigners with a valid residential visa, plus foreign companies and international organizations, to buy residential real estate in Vietnam.  Currently only foreigners...
  • Brazilians Showing Big Interest In Miami Real Estate

    14 Apr 2015 | 8:29 am
    Potential buyers from Brazil are leasing investment interest in the Miami real estate market which leads the United States in international property sales. It again led all foreign countries searching for South Florida real estate on the Miami Association of Realtors website in February 2015. The South...
  • Global Rents Only Rise By 0.6% In 2014

    10 Apr 2015 | 6:25 am
    Prime global residential property rents rose by 0.6% in 2014, their weakest annual rise since 2009, according to the latest index from international real estate firm Knight Frank. Tokyo led the annual rankings with prime rents ending last year 11.1% higher, while at 6.5%, the Middle East recorded...
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    Chicago Agent Magazine

  • Marijuana: A Growing Real Estate Issue

    James McClister
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Marijuana: A Growing Real Estate Issue was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. The explosion of the legal cannabis market is have a significant impact on real... Marijuana: A Growing Real Estate Issue 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.
  • Northern Illinois RE/MAX Brokers Earn Prestigious Award and Honors

    Rachel Mazanec
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Northern Illinois RE/MAX Brokers Earn Prestigious Award and Honors was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Seventy-three RE/MAX brokers across northern Illinois recently received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award and... Northern Illinois RE/MAX Brokers Earn Prestigious Award and Honors 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…
  • PARScore Helps Limit Liability, Save Money

    James McClister
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:37 pm
    PARScore Helps Limit Liability, Save Money was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Most people look at a home purchase as an investment – probably the biggest... PARScore Helps Limit Liability, Save Money 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.
  • Major Developments At @properties

    Chicago Agent
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:33 am
    Major Developments At @properties was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Started as a development-marketing firm, @properties continues to lead in new-construction sales Michael Golden... Major Developments At @properties was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine - For the well-informed real estate professional, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area.
  • Top Producing Broker Heather Gustafson Joins @properties

    Peter Thomas Ricci
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:36 am
    Top Producing Broker Heather Gustafson Joins @properties was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. @properties, the largest independent real estate brokerage firm in Illinois, announced that Heather Gustafson... Top Producing Broker Heather Gustafson Joins @properties was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine - For the well-informed real estate professional, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area.
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    The Edmonton Real Estate Blog

  • Weekly Market Update, April 17/15

    Sara MacLennan
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:54 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: 653 (600, 566, 507) # Sales: 292 (248, 288, 300) Ratio: 45% (41%, 51%, 59%) # Price Changes: 371 (287, 286, 274) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 214 (130, 227, 98) Net loss/gain […]
  • Calling All Classics – Five Classic, Time-Honored Home Decor Looks that aren’t Boring

    Dixie Somers
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:43 pm
    When it comes to home décor, there’s a reason that some time-honored designs continue to have longevity, making their way into modern homes and enduring over the years. While some older home designs are outdated and boring, you can still implement classic designs in order to have a look that never goes out of style. […]
  • 7 Easy Tips on How to Clean Screens and Window Glass

    James White
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:16 pm
    There’s nothing like natural light to illuminate your home … until the sun’s rays start to highlight all of the dirt, spider webs and fingerprints built up on your windows. Don’t start wishing for clouds and rain just yet, though — it’s easy to keep your screens and window glass clean year-round. Read on to learn […]
  • Weekly Market Update, April 10/15

    Sara MacLennan
    10 Apr 2015 | 1:01 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: 600 (566, 507, 566) # Sales: 248 (288, 300, 284) Ratio: 41% (51%, 59%, 50%) # Price Changes: 287 (286, 274, 274) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 130 (227, 98, 109) Net loss/gain […]
  • 2015 Design Trends in Edmonton New Home Construction

    Sara MacLennan
    9 Apr 2015 | 8:05 am
    After years of increase, new home construction has generally slowed throughout Canada. The Financial Post estimates that home building will slow in 2015 by about 30%. However, while other Canadian cities’ real estate prices can make new home construction unattainable, many homebuyers find that Edmonton makes the ideal place to build their dream houses. In […]
 
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    aBetterOffice

  • A New Twist on Shared Office Space

    Jennifer LeClaire
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    THOUSAND OAKS, CALIFORNIA – OfficeLOCALE is the latest coworking office space to hit the Thousand Oaks, California scene. The new shared space concept targets both business people and students who need temporary office space with all the bells and whistles that go along with it, from mail to Internet to printing and shipping. OfficeLOCALE is located at 1710 N. Moorpark Road near Von’s grocery. The company has created what it calls a “cyberscraper” – or its own virtual office. “As more and more people become connected electronically, there will be less and less need for…
  • 15 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am

    jodisney
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    AUSTIN – Austin has plenty of alternative workspace options, but it seems there’s room for at least one more. Orange Coworking is opening in April as the 19th workplace in Austin and the first south of 290/Ben White, which locals affectionately call “Way South Awesome.” Orange Coworking is a membership-based alternative office space in Austin that targets the small business community, including entrepreneurs, freelancers and consultants. The location is especially strategic, given it’s just two doors away from the H-E-B Grocery at Slaughter Lane and Manchaca Road. “South…
  • How Virtual Offices Could Save You From Backstabbing at Work

    Jennifer LeClaire
    14 Apr 2015 | 2:15 am
    CHICAGO – Your company’s support staff is what keeps the office space up and running. They clean your workplace, transfer your calls, deliver your mail, keep your building secure and make sure everything in the office is running smoothly. But a new study suggests they may also be privy to information you’d rather they didn’t have. Indeed, a new CareerBuilder survey reveals your support staff may know more about your business than you think. Could it be time to let more workers get the job done from a virtual office space? Consider these findings and then decide for yourself. First…
  • Coworking Space Adds Meeting Rooms to the Mix

    Jennifer LeClaire
    9 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – A St. Louis suburb is home to a new twist on coworking. The HIVE44 Coworking Business Center just launched a premier venue for meetings in Fenton. Essentially, it’s coworking meets meeting rooms. The HIVE44’s event center offers businesses an upscale space to host classes, training sessions, seminars, and other functions. The St. Lois coworking brand is billing its meeting rooms as a place where service and sophistication meet affordability and accommodation. Want more details? The HIVE44’s event center offers 2,000 square feet of class A space for…
  • Top 10 Body Language Mistakes in Office Interviews

    Jennifer LeClaire
    8 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    CHICAGO – You might want to get that confused or worried look off your face before you go in for that office job interview. That’s because a new CareerBuilder survey of hiring managers shows that facial expressions, posture and forms of body language can reveal more about job seekers than the words they use. Don’t believe it? Consider this: When asked to identify the biggest body language mistakes job seekers make, hiring managers named the following: Failing to make eye contact: 65 percent Failing to smile: 36 percent Playing with something on the table: 33 percent Having bad…
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    Notorious R.O.B.

  • The Evolving MLS – Part IV – How do we get there?

    Bob Bemis
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:23 am
    So far in Part 1 of our journey, we have examined the pressing problems facing the MLS industry. In Part 2, we identified the source of those problems. In Part 3 we proposed a solution based on a totally new architecture of the core MLS technology, the database that drives the entire interconnected system. Now […]
  • Syndication vs. IDX By the Numbers: A Response to Sam DeBord

    Rob Hahn
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Reader, thinker, and frequent commenter Sam DeBord has written a rebuttal over at GeekEstate to my declaration of vindication re: IDX = Syndication: IDX creates efficiency for brokers, which increases financial profitability for the group as a whole.  Syndication is a less-efficient platform in terms of overall brokerage profits.  Real estate is, on an annual basis, similar […]
  • The Evolving MLS – Part III – Time for a new solution

    Bob Bemis
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:01 am
    In Part I of this series we looked at the problems and challenges facing the MLS community of today. In Part II we defined the problems in greater detail and examined the systemic and institutional monopolies that perpetuate those problems. In this installment we will look at a possible solution, one based in technology not […]
  • Copyright and Solds-Over-IDX

    Rob Hahn
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:11 am
    Judging by the stats, it appears that few people actually took the time to listen to my most recent podcast, featuring Brian Balduf of VHT Studios. We discussed a number of issues surrounding copyright of photographs and liability that arises from misuse, which… yeah, I understand those are sleeping aids for most people. Nonetheless, I […]
  • IDX, Syndication, and Vindication: Oh, That Crazy Rob Hahn Edition

    Rob Hahn
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:03 pm
    This is a brief post, since I just got off nearly three weeks straight of being on the road. The latest stop was at Stefan Swanepoel’s T3 Summit where I spoke on a panel and had a great time bantering with Brian Boero of 1000watt about hot topics in the industry. I may do a […]
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    Real Estate Investing Blog

  • 99 Reasons You Shouldn’t Rent To That Tenant

    PMGuardian
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    If you’re looking for a reason to reject a potential tenant because of a gut feeling, here are 99 reasons to do so.  If something seems “off” and you don’t know why, trust your instincts.  Your neighbors and other tenants will thank you. 1. They try and get you to lower the rent before they even see the property. This is a sure sign that this tenant can’t really afford the property.  Asking before the showing means that the value of the property means little to them, they only care about the cost. Read the rest of 99 Reasons You Shouldn’t Rent To That Tenant » For…
  • Powerhouse Job Markets

    John Burns
    6 Apr 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Three powerhouse metropolitan areas — New York, Los Angeles, and Houston — together accounted for one of every seven new jobs created in the country over the last three years.  These top three markets added 300,000+ new jobs from 2012 through 2014. A total of 17 metro areas added at least 100,000 new jobs during that three-year period.   Read the rest of Powerhouse Job Markets » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2015 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate Investments. Your Premier Source for Turnkey Investment Property.
  • How America Became a Nation of Renters  [Infographic]

    Marco Santarelli
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:15 am
    The percentage of U.S. households that own a home has dropped significantly since 2008, and experts say this downward trend may well continue for at least several more years. Over the last ten years the nation has lost 1 million net homeowner households and has gained a whopping 10 million rental households. Read the rest of How America Became a Nation of Renters  [Infographic] » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2015 by Marco Santarelli and Norada Real Estate Investments. Your Premier Source for Turnkey Investment Property.
  • Linear and Cyclical Real Estate Markets

    Marco Santarelli
    17 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    There are two basic types of real estate markets: Linear and Cyclical. Cyclical Markets Cyclical markets are real estate markets that tend to have larger price moves up and down over the years. Property values move up and down like a roller coaster ride with noticeable peaks and troughs. They are the shooting stars of housing booms (and busts). Cycle lengths vary between markets but often last between 7 to 10 years from end to end. Read the rest of Linear and Cyclical Real Estate Markets » For more articles like this, please visit our Real Estate Investing Blog. © 2015 by Marco…
  • American “Nightmare”: Real US Homeownership Rate Has Never Been Lower

    Tyler Durden
    10 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    The transformation of the American Dream, most broadly manifested in popular folklore as the aspiration of the US middle-class to own a home (even if it means agreeing to a 30-year loan with one’s friendly neighborhood too-big-to-fail bank), into the American Nightmare, in which an entire generation (the Millennials) is locked out of purchasing a home due to over $1 trillion in student loans hanging over every financial decision, an abysmal jobs market (for everyone but college educated “waiters and bartenders” whose hiring is on a tear), and banks’ unwillingness to…
 
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    IPIN Live

  • Starting Pistol Fired for New UK Pension Freedoms

    12 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Standard Life reported an "unprecedented level of customer contact" in the days following 6th April when new pension freedoms came into effect in Britain. Despite the 6th being a Bank Holiday, the pension providers said it took over 3,000 calls with almost 1,000 customers using Standard Life's website to decide on how to exercise their new found financial freedom. Last year's budget saw proposed changes to pension legislation allowing savers to claim their entire pension pot from the age of 55, without the requirement of having to purchase an annuity. Now, eligible savers are free to draw…
  • European Property Markets Continue Boom in 2015

    31 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Investment in global real estate markets shows no signs of abating this year, with statistics showing house price rises in 32 countries around the world and declines in just 9, from figures so far published for Q4 2014. Ireland has the world's top performing housing market, seeing prices surging by 16.62% in 2014, a huge leap from the 6.18% achieved the previous year. At the other end of the scale, Ukraine is the weakest international market after property prices plummeted 48.85% in 2014 after an almost significant annual rise of 0.95% in 2013. In total, seventeen European markets saw house…
  • Hotel Investment Booming in Dubai

    24 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    A shortage of residential real estate in Dubai is directing the attention of investors and developers towards the luxury hotel apartment market in search of high-yield opportunities. As the Emirate gears up to host the 2020 World Expo, authorities are pouring investment into its tourism infrastructure ahead of the event, creating a shortage of family-sized residential units. Rooms and apartments in four and five star hotels in city and resort locations are being bought off-plan by investors electing to use their units to generate rental income. Hotel room investment surges in popularity…
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    Propertyshowrooms.com News

  • Key Real Estate Investment Opportunities in Africa

    21 Apr 2015 | 1:20 am
    South Africa's Standard Banking Group has identified significant real estate investment opportunities in some African countries and is seeking to raise the continent's profile, particularly among foreign investors. The bank's head of real estate finance, Gary Garett commented that rapid urbanisation and a growing middle class are boosting opportunities for investment, particularly in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Angola, Mozambique, Zambia and Namibia. Foreign investment in the natural resource sectors of these countries is driving economic development and boosting demand for quality office, retail…
  • The Dazzling Delights of Dalyan, Turkey

    20 Apr 2015 | 1:25 am
    Set in one of the most fertile agricultural regions in Turkey , the riverbank town of Dalyan bursts with natural beauty. Here you will enjoy a unique experience, like no other resort area on Turkey's Mediterranean coast. Life in the picturesque fishing town revolves around the placid waters of Dalyan Creek that gently flow past the town bringing an abundance of bass, sea bream and mullet upstream from the Mediterranean. Steeped in layers of rich history, Dalyan has a wealth of fascinating sites waiting to be explored. The dramatic Lycian tombs, carved into the rockfaces that dominate the town…
  • What's the Story in Balamory

    17 Apr 2015 | 1:10 am
    Anyone with children below the age of 20 will recognise the title of this article as a theme from the BBC's kids TV show Balamory, which is filmed in Tobermory on the Isle of Mull, just off the west coast of Scotland . The utterly beautiful Isle of Mull is the pride of the Scottish Hebrides, attracting tourists in increasing numbers over the years, seeking the flavour of another way of life in the heart of nature. Mull has become well-known by all who watch the BBC programmes Springwatch and Coast, as the presenter Gordon Buchanan is from the island, still living there with his family. Mull…
  • Things You Didn't Know About Thailand

    16 Apr 2015 | 1:10 am
    According to Time Magazine, Thailand's capital city of Bangkok welcomes the highest volume of visitors in the world, with Suvarnabhumi airport being the most geotagged location on Instagram. However, despite being one of Asia's top tourist destinations, there is much to discover about Thailand . Here we share some interesting facts about Thailand that you may or may not have known.  Bangkok is a version of the capital city's full ceremonial name which has a staggering 169 characters: Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom…
  • The Mesmerising Beauty of the Albanian Riviera

    15 Apr 2015 | 1:15 am
    Albania is not necessarily at the top of your list when contemplating your annual holiday which is probably why it remains a very well-kept secret. " The Adriatic underdog is being touted as the next Croatia among adventurous beach-seekers ", according to The Guardian newspaper and when you take a look at the breath-taking landscape, explore layer upon layer of cultural influence and feel the warm embrace of the Albanian people - you'll understand exactly why. Honing in on this beautiful country in south-eastern Europe, bordered by Montenegro, Macedonia and Greece, the eco-resort…
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    Naples Real Estate Blog

  • Facebook for Business

    17 Apr 2015 | 8:48 am
    Personal Facebook Pages vs. Facebook Business Pages Right on the top of my list of pet peeves is people using their personal Facebook page for business purposes. I can see an occasional posting about a long day at the office, or an upcoming open house...a comment about a really awesome customer, or an experience with a wonderful vendor---but I think it is important that users understand the difference. Business pages are more professional, plus you get special features such as ads, traffic stats and post scheduling features! I can't tell you how many times I open up my Facebook account only…
  • The Artist's Retreat ~ Naples, Florida

    6 Apr 2015 | 7:55 am
    Contemporary Artist's Retreat Welcome home to this classic modern residence, designed and owned by two of Naples most loved artists. Created out of their passion for their art, from the moment you walk through the sculptured iron gate you are inspired! Every nook and corner captures the natural light, and all rooms open to the sparkling salt water pool! Single story and built in 2012 to the highest standards...additional photographs, a floor plan and virtual tour can be emailed to you!   Less than a mile to 5th Avenue South, the European-styled 4 bedroom is perfect for the buyer looking…
  • Naples Home On TEN Acres

    9 Mar 2015 | 9:23 am
    The Ultimate in Privacy! This winding driveway leads you to the charming two-story Florida-style pool home. Secluded, and located in one of the up and coming areas of Golden Gate Estates, right down the street from Palmetto Elementary School. Beautifully wooded, and ready for your personal touches! The top level has a Master Suite, 2 guest bedrooms, kitchen, dining room and formal living room with fireplace, plus a HUGE deck overlooking the peaceful trees. The lower level features a family room, a full bath, a den with a separate entrance, and an oversized 2-car garage. The pool…
  • Beautiful Naples Florida Estate Residence

    26 Feb 2015 | 9:46 am
    Colliers Reserve.....Naturally!   This estate residence has been meticulously maintained and features many custom upgrades. The home boasts 3 spacious bedrooms plus a den with closet, a formal living room and a casual gathering room off the updated gourmet kitchen which features a gas stove and new granite. Colliers Reserve offers both full golf or social memberships! The focal point of the formal dining room is a dramatic mural by renowned artist Don Kettleborough. [click photo below to enlarge] Additionally the home features a wonderful outdoor kitchen, custom designed heated…
  • "Home's Best Friend"

    20 Feb 2015 | 8:12 am
    Coldwell Banker to unveil the 'Home's Best Friend' commercial during the Academy Awards show!   For over 109 years, Coldwell Banker has helped people find a home. Our mission now expands to 'man's best friend'... We have teamed up with Adopt-a-Pet, North America's largest non-profit pet adoption website... ~to help dogs find a loving home.   It's no surprise that we believe every loving animal deserves a loving family...and a loving place to call home! "But, we're not the only one!" As reported in the gmnews.com website today, the 'Home's Best Friend' commercial was the…
 
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  • March Continues February Trend of Fat Middle – High End Showings Up

    greenwichstreets
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:09 am
    GREENWICH REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT FOR 3/21/15 We have 83 sales of single family homes in Greenwich so far this year. Of those houses 24 of them have been in the first three weeks of March. Now the average sales for the whole month of March over the last 9 years has been 41 sales so we are likely to finish the month below this average. However, in March 2013 and 2014 we only had 35 and 31 sales. Last year was another harsh winter and our sales should be the 31 sales in March 2014. The price distribution of the sales continues to follow the pattern that we saw in February with a fat middle…
  • Greenwich has Record Mid-Market Sales – Feb. Cold Hammers Low- and High-End Sales

    greenwichstreets
    8 Mar 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Best February sales in years Sales and contracts from $1 – 3M are top sellers Market under $1M has low sales due to limited inventory Market over $5M has few buyers in record cold   A Record February – Mostly From a Tight Price Range February 2015 was not only a record cold and snowy month, it was also a record month for Greenwich real estate. We had 41 single family home sales in Greenwich in what is traditionally the slowest month of the year. These 41 sales are more than we’ve ever had in February in last decade. They are also almost 50% more than January’s 28 sales.  …
  • 38 Open Houses in Greenwich on Sunday, 3/8/15

    greenwichstreets
    8 Mar 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Daylight Savings-Spring Ahead! Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday morning. Hopefully, we had the final storm on Thursday and the forecast is for spring-like temperatures—clear skies in the 40’s to 50’s!! There are 38 Open Houses this weekend with many of them on Saturday. Pay particular attention to the days and times to make sure you plan properly. The prices range from $299,000 to $6,595,000. Come out and enjoy these beautiful homes. Please click here for the interactive map. The static map is below. Thanks to Rob Pulitano for preparing the list of Open…
  • The Greenwich Real Estate Market – 2014 Year End Report

    greenwichstreets
    31 Jan 2015 | 11:23 am
    FINAL NUMBERS FOR 2014 GREENWICH REAL ESTATE SALES Well we made it; 700 real estate sales for 2014 according to the numbers from the Greenwich Town Clerk’s office via SearchGreenwich.net. This compares to 607 single family home sales reported through the Greenwich MLS. The 700 sales is a good year for Greenwich real estate and when you look at the sales volume the year was even better. Year Count Total Sales $ As. Factor Average Median 2014 700 $    1,846,507,939               1.64  $        2,637,868  $     1,768,750 2013 724 $    1,600,328,821…
  • 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…
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  • [Infographic] When is the best time to sell a house in Toronto?

    TheRedPin Team
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    While location has long been the name of the game when it comes to real estate – particularly when throwing convenient subway access into the mix – strategically timing your home sale can make the real difference worth thousands of dollars to your bottom line. When is the best time to sell a house in the Toronto market? After crunching the numbers, we found that homes sold in May fetch higher prices compared to any other time of the year. Right in the heart of the spring seller’s season, May not only sees more homebuyers out on the market, but homebuyers are also willing to pay…
  • The “Versailles of Toronto” is currently going up for auction

    TheRedPin
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:14 am
    One of Toronto’s most ostentatious homes is hitting the auction block today. Dubbed the Versailles of Toronto, the 27,000 square foot mansion’s exterior, designed by architect Jacques Danel, is a near perfect replica of the iconic French palace. Inside, the residence boasts eight bedrooms and a whopping fourteen bathrooms, coupled with an indoor swimming pool, library and home theatre room. Nestled on a massive 2.4 acre lot, which offers plenty of space for its outdoor olympic-sized pool, the mansion last made headlines in 2013 when it was first auctioned off with a list price…
  • 15 Home Maintenance Tips for a First Time Home Buyer

    Bespoke Maintenance
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:54 am
    Purchasing a new home is always an exciting time in your life. Finding that perfect home, negotiating the price, getting the home inspection done, waiting for the closing date and then finally, moving day! When purchasing a new home, most people like to think that the previous homeowner has taken the best care of their new home. However, in most cases homeowners tend to do some of the maintenance that is required, but like you and me, life ends up getting in the way of doing all that is required, perhaps, a prior commitment to go out with friends or a kid’s events gets in the way. To take…
  • Hot MLS Listings: April 13 – April 17

    TheRedPin Team
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:46 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 our Hot MLS 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 Gibson Rexdale, Mississauga Contact Francis Malboeufto Book a Tour Asking Price: $299,888TheRedPin Rebate: $1,125| Details: 2 Beds, 1 Bath 11 Stirling Milliken Mills East, Markham Contact Rob Mills to Book a Tour Asking Price: $699,888TheRedPin Rebate: $2,625| Details:…
  • The ultimate 12 tips for selling your home

    TheRedPin
    10 Apr 2015 | 11:52 am
    If you’re looking to put your house on the market, we’ve got you covered with our list of 12 tips for selling your home for the highest price in record time. Image: Mark Moz/Flickr The typical homeowner will spend anywhere between 5 to 7 years (if not longer) before deciding to sell and move onto their next property to either upsize or downsize. In Toronto’s hot housing market that translates to an average of $170,000 tacked on to what you originally paid to nab your home, as property values increase year after year. Yet, while you’re almost guaranteed to see a huge profit…
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    Harmony News Now

  • Homes That Are Eco-Friendly?

    Harmony Homes
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:33 am
    A little over a decade ago solar panels were not common. Now, with growing concern over climate change and an increasing amount of tax incentives, solar energy and solar planning is becoming more and more common. Installing solar panels can reduce your carbon footprint by as much as 35,180 pounds of carbon dioxide per year, but only if you understand the types of panels you’ll need.  There are 2 different types of solar panels you can install. Photovoltaic or “PV” panels are used to provide electrical power while solar thermal collectors are used to heat water. It can…
  • Why You Should Live in the Southwest Las Vegas Valley

    Harmony Homes
    3 Apr 2015 | 8:42 am
    As the Las Vegas metro area continues to expand outward, it’s almost difficult to keep track of all the new developments. One of the most popular areas that’s growing with residents and businesses is the new southwest. This includes the area just south of Spring Valley and the 215 beltway. At Harmony Homes, we have two communities in the southwest, including Silhouette, which is off of Fort Apache Road, and the new Mesa Verde, which is off S. Decatur Blvd. We’ve laid out a few reasons why we think the southwest may be the perfect part of town for you.. Enterprise is…
  • What to Expect When You Move into a Bigger House

    Harmony Homes
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:41 pm
    As you build a family and grow your income, chances are you’ll soon be yearning to move somewhere bigger and better. Harmony Homes has many homes from which to choose. Unless you’ve hit a financial hard patch or you’re retiring, your dream may be to find the largest house you can afford. After all, bigger is better right?For the most part, yes. Upgrading from 1,500 square feet to 2,500 will make a world of difference. If you have pets and/or a new child, the extra space will let you stretch out in ways you’ve never imagined. Children no longer have to share a room.
  • 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,…
 
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    Charlotte NC Video Production | Photography | Website Design | Social Media | Aerial

  • Charlotte, NC Waterfront Home on Lake Wylie – Full Motion Real Estate Video

    AVT
    3 Apr 2015 | 5:48 pm
    AVT Marketing is proud to bring you another Full Motion Real Estate Video of a gorgeous Charlotte, NC Waterfront Home on Lake Wylie. I love spring! Allergies aside, it’s when many of these awesome waterfront homes start going on the market. As soon as the trees start popping their flowers, the phone starts ringing off the hook. This time, one of my absolute favorite agents to work with, Don Stephens, got another great listing in Charlotte, NC on the shores of Lake Wylie. This home is fantastic! Main channel 180 degree views from just about every single room. I was doing both ground…
  • Aerial Video of Norman Estates Home on Lake Norman in Denver, NC

    AVT
    3 Apr 2015 | 4:56 pm
    This aerial video of a Norman Estates home on Lake Norman in Denver, NC (just north of Charlotte, NC) was so fun to shoot. I was in the neighborhood shooting ground based stills and decided to get the UAS out and do some drone based real estate aerial videography. I hadn’t filmed on Lake Norman yet, and it was such a gorgeous day, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. Norman Estates is a very upscale neighborhood on the shores of Lake Norman and is gated. I believe the other 2 exclusive neighborhoods, (The Point and the Peninsula) are not gated. I’ve been through more than…
  • Free Charlotte NC Aerial Video for Builders and Real Estate

    AVT
    14 Mar 2015 | 6:15 am
      Free Charlotte NC Aerial Video for Builders and Real Estate? Really? Free? YES! For a limited time, we are offering free aerial video footage included with one of our other ground based video packages. And to be clear, not just builders and real estate, but any company who chooses AVT for ground video. Why are we doing this for free? Because our primary videographer (me) loves flying his drone as a hobby. Ok, enough talking about myself in the 3rd person. You see, when I’m out on a video shoot, it’s no big deal to throw the drone up in the air for a few minutes and grab some cool…
  • Charlotte, NC Area Website Designed for ILES PTO

    AVT
    12 Mar 2015 | 8:14 am
    Last year, AVT Marketing had the opportunity to do website design for the Indian Land Elementary School PTO.  Located just south of Charlotte, NC, ILES is located just off Charlotte Hwy in Indian Land, SC.  The ILES PTO wanted a site to help organize functions of the PTO.  Some of their biggest “wants” was a public calendar to house all of the upcoming PTO and other school events.  They wanted to streamline communication with the public through user input forms for various reasons such as Spirit Rock sign ups.  The website disseminates tons of critical PTO info such as PTO…
  • Photography and Video – Ask The Camera Geek

    AVT
    11 Mar 2015 | 11:55 am
    Photography and Video – Ask The Camera Geek I walk around attached to some sort of camera, albeit a DSLR with long lens, or large video camera on a rig just about every day.  With a lot of gear comes a lot of questions about photography and video. What camera should I buy?  Nikon or Canon?  How do I take better photos?  What video camera do you recommend?  What the heck does the PSAM mean on my camera?  What lens should I get?  How come some lenses are so expensive?  How many megapixels is enough?  What is a megapixel?  Why are my photos always blurry, I bought this camera to…
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    Eurobrix Blog

  • London: how do you find a business property?

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

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

    2 Feb 2015 | 3:30 am
    Just last week, a RICS survey showed that there has been a decline in both house price growth, and the purchasing of properties too (click here to read more). Now, Nationwide, who are the country’s second largest provider of mortgages has said that their research also suggests that there is declining growth in the prices of property in the country. Inflation has fallen from 7.2 percent to 6.8 over the last couple of months, with monthly prices rising by 0.3 percent in January this year. This puts the average price of a house in the country at around £188,500, which means that…
  • 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…
 
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    South Florida Law Blog

  • Maybe David will prevail after all?

    OppenheimLaw
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:28 am
    Things are looking up for Florida homeowners still in foreclosure in 2015. As demonstrated by recent decisions, Florida courts are beginning to hold banks to a higher standard when it comes to proving standing. Standing is an essential element that the banks must prove in a foreclosure action. Without proper standing, the bank does not have the legal right to foreclose.  “At the inception of the lawsuit” In order to prove standing the bank must prove through admissible evidence that it holds the note and mortgage or is acting as the note holder’s authorized representative at…
  • The banks invocation of the ‘Wall Street Rule’

    OppenheimLaw
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:14 am
    Part II: Five Year Statute of Limitations Series “The banks invocation of the ‘Wall Street Rule”   In part two of this video series Roy Oppenheim discusses the banks invocation of the “Wall Street Rule” when it comes to foreclosure and the statute of limitations. Discussing the legal fiction that is “de-acceleration” and how it is being enforced by some lower courts in Florida. Explaining the motivation behind the courts decisions, specifically the threat by the American Legal and Financial Network that if the courts if the court side with the homeowners it would…
  • EXTRA! EXTRA!: New York Times puts foreclosure statute of limitations front and center

    OppenheimLaw
    9 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Part 1: Burning Issues Regarding the Foreclosure Statute of Limitations and Who it Affects In part one of his two part video series Roy Oppenheim discusses the burning issue regarding the foreclosure statute of limitation and who it affects.  Citing to a recent New York Times article which brought the uncertainty about the statute of limitations to national headlines, Roy explains how the statute of limitations was meant to be applied. Explaining that the statute begins to run when the bank sends an acceleration letter or when they file a foreclosure lawsuit. Exploring the different cases to…
  • 4 Astonishing Reasons We’ve Lost America’s Trust in the United States Judicial System

    OppenheimLaw
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:37 am
    The transformation of the United States from a democratic-republic to an oligarchy where the wealthy elites yield most of the power. Pay attention to the candidates in the US election 2016 and not your affiliated party Roy Oppenheim examines the 4 reasons behind the sudden decline of trust in the in the judicial system. Citing recent articles from the New York Times, Gallup Poll results, a Readers Digest survey, and a study conducted by Princeton University, this video highlights the transformation of the United States from a democratic republic to an oligarchy where the wealthy elites yield…
  • More Short Sale and Modifications A-Comin’

    OppenheimLaw
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Aunt Fannie and Uncle Freddie May Cause a New Round of Strategic Defaults Having gotten over moral hazard, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may be encouraging borrowers to participate in strategic default. In recently published guidelines, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced new requirements for the sale of non-performing loans (NPL) by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, which make foreclosure a last resort. The FHFA believes that these regulations will result in favorable outcomes for borrowers in default, allowing them to keep their homes. While this may be true, another result of this…
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    First Home, First Loan » Stephen Katz

  • Why Wait to Buy? Now is the Time!

    Stephen Katz
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:16 am
    If you have the goal of homeownership in 2015, take note that the market has never been so ready for you! Upon reading the following (4) explanations below, you’ll see why you don’t want to wait any longer.   1. As Time Passes, Prices will Rise Recently a panel of over 100 renowned housing market analysts, investment strategists and economists completed The Home Price Expectation Survey.  Their findings show the appreciation in home values over the next five years to be between 11.7% (most pessimistic) and 27.5% (most optimistic). Simply said bottom dollar days of home prices are a…
  • Real Estate Report – The Jobs Report Surprises AgainMarch 10, 2015

    Stephen Katz
    11 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    Stephen Katz 800 Johnson Ferry Road, NE Atlanta, GA 30342 Stephen@KatzMortgageTeam.com69623 Calculate a mortgage payment Compare the cost of owning versus renting What if I pay more every month? March 10, 2015 The Jobs Report Surprises Again Daylight Savings Time is the official start of the spring real estate selling season. With the weather we have had during February, we are sure this early rite of spring caught many by surprise. But in our experience we know that things can heat up quickly. The markets will be monitoring how busy traffic is at open houses, builder sites and more when…
  • The Importance of Having the Right Real Estate Professional

    Stephen Katz
    11 Mar 2015 | 6:36 am
    As you most likely already know, almost all of the information you might want regarding real estate is available on the internet. As a result it can seem as though you don’t need an agent, at least in regards to knowing what homes in your neighborhood are selling for or what homes are currently on the market. That being said, it is still incredibly important to have a professional help you assess the information found online. “There’s a large gap between information and actionable knowledge.” To put it another way, without the tools to unlock the meaning behind the information, it’s…
  • The Best Way to Build Wealth- Homeownership- Per The New York Times

    Stephen Katz
    5 Feb 2015 | 8:41 am
    Homeownership and Wealth Creation is an article The New York Times published recently. It’s great to read and see that the confidence level of both experts and consumers seems to be increasing, as the housing market continues to recover.   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.” Another relevant article and study is the…
  • Has the Real Estate Market Turned a Corner?

    Stephen Katz
    14 Jan 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Upon wrapping up 2014, it seems timely to evaluate the overall state of the real estate market. As we assess where it’s been over the past few years, it is clear that it is definitely in a strong place where it will move forward over the next few years. By simultaneously comparing projected house sales alongside projected home values, the market strength can be viewed. The Price Expectation Survey reflects that future home values are expected to experience steady appreciation. Research has been conducted by the Mortgage Bankers’ Association (MBA), the National Association of Realtors…
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    Virtual Tour Software ~ Virtual Tour Company

  • Agent Video Introduction Videos - New From RPM

    Jason LaVanture
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:32 pm
    Are you interested in increasing your bottom line by offering agent introductions to your virtual tours?  Download our new piece and announce your new service offering today.   Agent video introductions are made using a green screen and when made properly they can be used over and over again on each listing to showcase the listing agent.  When delivering the virtual tour to the agent make sure that you click off the video clip so it will not show up on the restricted MLS link.    Adding this new and exciting service to your virtual tour company is very easy…
  • Nashville Virtual Tour Company Achieves T4 with RTV!

    Jason LaVanture
    3 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    We are excited to announce that Derek Lee owner of Nashville Business Photos has made it through the RTV T4 program successfully.  Nashville Business Photos is a Nashville based virtual tour company offering several different facets of professional photography including interactive 360 virtual tours. Derek’s skills include 18 years in the wedding industry, having photographed over 800 weddings during this continuing span.  Beginning in 2012 Derek became Tennessee’s first Google Trusted Independent Photographer for the Google Maps Business View program.  Derek currently…
  • Southern Louisiana Virtual Tour Provider Hits T4 at RTV

    Jason LaVanture
    2 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    RTV proudly recognizes James Johnston of LightWriter Virtual Tours and Photography as our latest T4 certified virtual tour photography company. LightWriter Virtual Tours and Photography is a locally owned Lafayette, LA virtual tour and photography company, with team members Tucker Johnston and Certified Professional Photographer James Johnston. With over 15 years photography experience each, this father and son team is committed to providing their customers quality service and professional designed products to drive more traffic and increase sales while spending less.With the use of RTV’s…
  • Spokane, WA Virtual Tour Provider Lands T4 Status!

    Jason LaVanture
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    RTV is proud to have Roger Myers of `Ailana Images on our team servicing the Spokane, Washington area as our latest T4 virtual tour provider. 'Ailana Images is a premier photography and virtual tour company specializing in Interactive 360 Virtual Tours and HDR Still Image Tours.Roger says, "Our Virtual Tours utilize state of the art Panorama and Still Image photography. Our virtual tours provide an opportunity for anyone, in the comfort of their home or office or on their mobile device, to explore a property or community, creating the experience of actually being there. A Virtual Site…
  • Seattle Virtual Tours go T4 with RTV

    Jason LaVanture
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    RTV's latest professional photographer and virtual tour provider to join our vast network and utilize RTV's powerful Fusion virtual tour software is Mike Judkins owner of Nimbus Photographics.  Nimbus Photographics is a northwest based virtual tour provider and photo agency providing a full range of professional photo services and fine art printing.Mike says, "Our photo studio features a Phase One medium format system capable of producing unparalleled image quality. Our print studio uses a state of the art Epson 9900 wide format printer that produces astounding detail and tonality. In…
 
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    Apartment Hacker

  • Wireless Charging Station – Amenity

    Mike Brewer
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:53 pm
    I’m always on the lookout for cool and easy to execute ideas and I think this one has potential. Nikola Tesla might not see this as a novel concept but neither would be part of our target market. Where to install?  Ikea answers this question with a striking number of choices. No installation required. From bedside lamp to night stand and other utility pieces – the options are wide-open. Seems like a cool move-in or renewal gift idea. Your loving the wireless charing station idea Multifamily Maniac, M    
  • 2008 to Now

    Mike Brewer
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:40 am
    The multifamily leadership space can be described as such: Scary Guilty Painful Liberating Disorienting Exhilarating  Empowering  Frustrating  Fulfilling  Confusing  Challenging  Exhausting  What to look forward to?  More of the same… Your think every minute is worth the effort Multifamily Maniac,  M
  • Everything is an Education

    Mike Brewer
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:47 pm
    Might I suggest to you that every adversity you face in your life is an opportunity for education.  Might I also suggest that it is incumbent upon you to sometimes be a teacher and to sometimes be a student. And lastly, when you avoid giving someone feedback you cheat two people out of an education. You cheat the person who needs the feedback out of being a better person/professional. And you cheat yourself out of being a better leader.  Embrace moments of truth and don’t be afraid of courageous conversation. You’re always looking forward to every adversity Multifamily…
  • Don’t Bring Me a Problem

    Mike Brewer
    10 Apr 2015 | 4:57 pm
    How do you treat people who highlight problems in your apartment management business? Yes – the squeaky wheels. Do not Bring me a Problem Without a Solution Is your natural response to those who bring gifts of unrest and disrepair – “don’t bring me a problem without a solution?” Alternatively, do you quietly clench your fists out of aggravation and offer your own set of solutions? On the other hand, do you blow a gasket and start in with the wit and prose of an aggravated leader? The problem with – “don’t bring me a problem without a solution” – is that people stop…
  • Success is Built Sequentially

    Mike Brewer
    5 Apr 2015 | 5:39 am
    It really is that simple. Moreover and more important – it starts with Vision, Mission, Values. It doesn’t start with systems and processes. It doesn’t start with metrics, reports and spreadsheets. It doesn’t start with dashboards. It doesn’t start with strategy. It doesn’t start with execution. It doesn’t start with excellence. It doesn’t start with perfection. It doesn’t start with progress. It doesn’t start with Rhythm. You can’t fly to Hawaii without a flight plan. You can’t build a house without a blueprint. You…
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    THE TENANT ADVISOR

  • This Week in Healthcare Real Estate

    CoyDavidson
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:52 pm
    Healthcare Real Estate News from Across the Web Hospitals leave downtowns for more prosperous digs Hospitals have moved to follow population migrations before, but the relocations are becoming more common. That’s partly due to the aging of many facilities built in the 1950s and 1960s, and the desire to attract better-paying patients… Healthcare Finance BioMed […]
  • This Week in the Economy

    CoyDavidson
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:49 pm
    Stock Down for the Week All three major stock indexes posted declines in value for the week. The Dow and the Nasdaq both declined 1.28%for the week. The S&P lost 0.99%. Below are links to the top economic stories of the week for the United States, Texas and Houston Economy: U.S. Rig Count is down 34 rigs from last […]
  • This Week’s Recommended Reading

    CoyDavidson
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:12 am
    5 Articles to Read this Weekend What It Looks Like When No One Gets a Private Office Intergraph, the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software erected a single building facility to accommodate its 1,100 employees. The HQ, emphasizes collaboration through their lack of individual and private offices… WorkDesign Magazine Reimagining the Traditional Office Welcome […]
  • Fed Beige Book: CRE Remained Stable to Expanding Across Many Districts

    CoyDavidson
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Current Economic Conditions Reports from the twelve Federal Reserve Districts indicate that the economy continued to expand across most regions from mid-February through the end of March. Activity in the Richmond, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas, and San Francisco Districts grew at a moderate pace, while New York, Philadelphia, and St. Louis cited modest growth. Boston reported […]
  • This Week in Healthcare Real Estate

    CoyDavidson
    10 Apr 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Healthcare Real Estate News from Across the Web Healthcare Perspectives: A New World Order With the Affordable Care Act meaning an additional 32 million Americans seeking care, healthcare real estate has seen some significant changes. New hospital builds are down and beds are going empty… GlobeSt Ventas places $1.75 billion bet on Ardent as healthcare […]
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    Modern Estate Agent blog

  • The biggest opportunity for letting agents in 2015? We review GoCardless

    13 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Almost from day one of running this blog, we've said that the number one under-used strategy for improving an agency's profitability is running a Google AdWords marketing campaign. We run dozens of managed AdWords campaigns for agency clients, so it's something we know a little bit about. In a lot of cases, a well-configured campaign can double or treble the number of leads coming in to a business. After all, who could possibly be better to advertise to than someone who is already looking for the service you provide? This year we're adding another contender to the list of big opportunities.
  • Building relationships with new landlords

    31 Jan 2012 | 4:00 pm
    Regular readers of the Modern Estate Agent will know what big fans we are of agents who take the time to put together good, informative content for their customer base.  Whether that's in the form of blogs, local area information or downloadable 'how-to' guides, not only does it give your company more visibility on Google, it also helps you soft-sell your experience (and as a result, your services) to your audience.  Some 18 months ago, Neil Young of Young London wrote a guest blog for us - Why how-to guides are good for business - and the topic is just as relevant today as it…
  • How to find landlords? Use a landlord database of course

    19 Jan 2012 | 4:00 pm
    One of the most common challenges we heard from letting agents last year was winning new rental business - finding more landlords. If you're in the business you won't need telling that, as a result of being the growth part of the industry, lettings has become much more competitive in recent years. Plenty of start-up agents (often with with cut-price management services) have popped up, previously sales-only estate agents have added lettings departments, and established agents are often finding their fees being pressurised as a result. A good letting agent will maintain a database of…
  • 8 ways you can control the impact of estate agency review websites

    11 Jan 2012 | 4:00 pm
    Review websites are a big part of the internet these days - and the property industry is no different to any other. In the past few years, the trend has accelerated and the list of estate agent specific review websites is getting longer: www.whichpropertyagent.co.uk www.allagents.co.uk (the ones who force their logo onto your website header, yuk!) www.referenceline.com (one of the more credible sites) www.estateagentreview.co.uk www.theadvisory.co.uk www.meetmyagent.co.uk www.agentright.com www.agent-tracker.co.uk www.estatepropertyagents.co.uk and sister site…
  • Christmas marketing done well

    15 Dec 2011 | 4:00 pm
    I've often found that Christmas is a time of year when marketing people get inventive. Kudos to Kimberley Lane at Berry Recruitment then, for scoring points by arriving unannounced at reception this morning bearing gifts and smiling like a Cheshire cat. I don't mind confessing that anyone who gives me chocolate immediately breaks down a barrier or two! The diary may or may not come in handy, but it scores points for being good quality. Are you planning anything similar? Have you been won over by someone making a similar festive effort?
 
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    Taunya Fagan Bozeman Real Estate Blog: SW Montana Homes: MLS Listings

  • Bozeman Building Permits Q1 2015 Report

    Taunya Fagan, Montana Real Estate: Bozeman Luxury Real Estate: (PureWest Properties, Christie's Bozeman Real Estate)
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:06 am
    New Construction Permits for the first quarter of 2015 for all types of Bozeman real estate:Single-family, residential dwellings, including condos and townhomes; duplexes, triplexes, and multi-family units; Bozeman commercial construction projects to be built on Bozeman lots and land.This Bozeman building permit report includes FYTD January to March 2015 for not only Bozeman new construction, but additions and remodels to present Bozeman properties.Taunya Fagan, Christies, PureWest Montana Real Estate, 1612 W. Main Street, Bozeman, MT 59715 - 406.579.9683
  • Find All Bozeman Real Estate MLS Zones

    Taunya Fagan, Montana Real Estate: Bozeman Luxury Real Estate: (PureWest Properties, Christie's Bozeman Real Estate)
    22 Feb 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Have you ever wondered, what are the boundaries of each of the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) zones, i.e., maps for indicating the areas for Bozeman Montana Real Estate Listings?  Need the Bozeman Real Estate MLS Map Link? View Other Bozeman Homes For Sale Taunya Fagan Christie's PureWest Bozeman Luxury Homes, giving you the advantage... 406.579.9683 - 1612 W. Main Street, Bozeman, Montana 59715
  • 1071 Brookdale Drive Bozeman Real Estate Taunya Fagan

    Taunya Fagan, Montana Real Estate: Bozeman Luxury Real Estate: (PureWest Properties, Christie's Bozeman Real Estate)
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:19 pm
    SOLD! - Taunya Fagan Bozeman Luxury Real Estate SOLD! - Exceptional quality and fine finishes in this 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, Bozeman home with office. Private setting backing to trails/farmland in sought after Alder Creek Subdivision. One of the nicest Bozeman homes for sale in Alder Creek, this modern farm house has a beautiful vaulted kitchen with significant marble topped island, stainless steel appliances, wine fridge. Living area is open and airy with reclaimed sliding barn door, wood burning stove and deck access. Luxury master suite with deck access to hot tub, marble tiled…
  • Bozeman Montana Ranches - 1300 Acres For Sale

    Taunya Fagan, Montana Real Estate: Bozeman Luxury Real Estate: (PureWest Properties, Christie's Bozeman Real Estate)
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Seven Ranges Bozeman Montana Ranches Unique Montana Ranch Properties One of Montana's most extraordinary ranch properties is located near Bozeman, MT. Choose from among six parcels, some nestled against Montana's Gallatin Range, and all situated  in a private, gorgeous little valley surrounded by 7 Mountain Ranges and spectacular, 360 degree views of Montana's Gallatin Valley. Be a part of these 1300, private and gated Montana acres. You'll find your dream spot to call home within 7 Ranges Ranch, Gallatin Gateway Montana. Excellent soils for your Montana farming and ranching ventures,…
  • Just Listed SW Montana Real Estate Properties Week 4 March 2012

    Taunya Fagan, Montana Real Estate: Bozeman Luxury Real Estate: (PureWest Properties, Christie's Bozeman Real Estate)
    20 Mar 2012 | 10:55 am
    Today's Southwest Montana Real Estate Properties For Sale. Taunya Fagan, Prudential Real Estate, offers you today's Montana listings from the Bozeman MT MLS: Mountain Property, Downtown Homes in Bozeman, Big Sky MT Land and Lots, Montana Cattle Ranches. Week 4, March 24, 2012 - Offering you the latest Bozeman real estate Listings today through Taunya Fagan Real Estate, giving you timely real estate information from Montana's MLS, covering Belgrade, Big Sky, Big Timber, Bozeman, Dillon, Ennis, Gallatin Gateway, Livingston, Manhattan, Three Forks, Virginia City, Whitehall, and all other SW…
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  • VERITAGE MIAMI

    16 Apr 2015 | 5:21 am
    VeritageMiami, previously known as the Miami Wine amp; Food Festival, is conveying together 3,000 wine makers, breweries, and top chefs, along with spirit, wine and beer devotees across sunny South Florida. The event also will be including an extraordinary group of auction lots, all to signify the South Florida community.  VeritageMiami is an exciting and very supporting festival that aids United Way of Miami-Dade, attentive on enlightening the education, financial steadiness and overall well-being of our fellow neighbors. “For 90 years, United Way of Miami-Dade has been an innovative…
  • LADIES, LETS GO FISHING in SOUTH FLORIDA

    15 Apr 2015 | 11:01 am
    South Florida April 17-19, 2015Dozens of women enjoy flooding the waters off the Southeast coast of South Florida; some even for the first time have gained a new hobby for fishing. Are you ready to learn how to fish from the professionals on the water? The weather is beautiful and the fishing this time of year is nonstop Women, men and teenagers are all invited to join the South Florida “Ladies, Lets go Fishing” event at the University at the I.T. Parker Community Center in Dania Beach, Florida. The program travels around the Sunshine State to introduce more women to the sport and they…
  • $1.00 an ACRE

    15 Sep 2014 | 11:13 am
      A day late, actually, many years too late, but back in 1821 land in Jupiter was sold for just $1.00 an acre     The same year, in which the great land of Florida became a formal state of the colonies, a landowner named Don Eusebio Gomez considered releasing acreage he owned.   In 1815, the King and Queen of Spain awarded him 12,000 acres in an area surrounding the Indian and Loxahatchee Rivers as well as a barrier island between the Jupiter Inlet and the St. Lucie Inlet.   The name given to this area was a word for the Roman mythology god “Jobe”. The land was given to Gomez for…
  • SOUTH FLORIDA AIR TOURS

    15 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Want to see South Florida at a unique angle? Take a picturesque flight on Airtour America, Inc., starting the air tour from the golden shorelines of Fort Lauderdale, Florida to flying south along the coast of the celebrated sands of Miami Beach, Florida. From the flight above, you can take photographs of the soaring skylines as you travel over the gorgeous waterfront homes and mansions, watch yachts cruise the Intracoastal waterways and spot sea turtles and other marine life swimming through the crystal clear waters of South Florida. This is a great way to experience the beauty of South…
  • FISH FRENZY FISHING REPORT

    12 Sep 2014 | 8:25 am
    9.12.14 Fishing ReportThere is no doubt that the 2014 Mullet Run is here in South Florida and in massive numbers As we are on the rumpside of the full moon, the fair amount of rain and the slight weather change we may recieve over the weekend, we can predict some consistent and predictable fishing action OFFSHORE- Wahoo should be generating a bite over the weekend in a 200’-300’ depth of water. Dolphin fishing is now sort of a guessing game of what depth they may be in but keep searching in all depths of water in hoping to hook up some fresh Mahi-Mahi for dinner.Blackfin tuna have been…
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    Maine Real Estate Blog

  • The Difference A Year Can Make [INFOGRAPHIC]

    LegacySIR
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:21 am
  • Housing Market is Healthiest in Years!

    LegacySIR
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:20 am
    According to Nationwide’s recently unveiled, Health of Housing Market (HoHM) Report, the US housing market is at it’s healthiest levels since the index’s creation in 2001. The index analyzes the health of the housing market across the country and in 373 metro areas every quarter. Using the data that they have collected over the past 15 years, Nationwide will look to give a “data-driven view of the near-term performance of housing markets based upon current health indicators.” The fourth quarter of 2014 ended with the highest indicator score in over 15 years of data analyzed by the…
  • Does Homeownership Make Sense Financially?

    LegacySIR
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:22 am
    Everyone knows the social advantages of home ownership. However, some question the financial benefits of owning a home. Three recent studies shed some light on the issue. RealtyTrac recently released a report comparing home price appreciation to wage growth over the last two years. The study revealed that home price appreciation has outpaced wage growth in 76% of U.S. housing markets during that time period. By how much? Here is a graph showing their findings: And we all know the importance of home appreciation in determining the net wealth of most American families. Merrill Lynch just issued…
  • Freddie Mac’s New 3% Down Program

    LegacySIR
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:16 am
    Today, Freddie Mac is scheduled to start buying mortgages with down payments of only three percent – the first time down payments have been this low on Freddie Mac loans in nearly five years. The program is called Freddie Mac Home Possible AdvantageSM. In a recent Executive Perspectives, Dave Lowman EVP, Single-Family Business Freddie Mac, explained the potential impact this program will have on the housing market: “There’s a new reason Realtors and lenders may expect more qualified borrowers at the closing table during this spring’s home buying season. In addition to low…
  • Selling Your House? Price it Right Up Front

    LegacySIR
    13 Apr 2015 | 7:14 am
    In today’s market, where demand is outpacing supply in many regions of the country, pricing a house is one of the biggest challenges real estate professionals face. Sellers often want to price their home higher than recommended, and many agents go along with the idea to keep their clients happy. However, the best agents realize that telling the homeowner the truth is more important than getting the seller to like them. There is no “later.” Sellers sometimes think, “If the home doesn’t sell for this price, I can always lower it later.” However, research proves that homes that…
 
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  • International investors- here are Melbourne’s most investment- friendly suburbs

    realestateview.com.au
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:15 am
    Melbourne is the most liveable city in the world, according to the EIU, but rising property prices mean that the high quality of living could soon be matched by the cost. For local buyers, the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What you may not have considered about investing in property

    realestateview.com.au
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:40 pm
    Home ownership is the great Australian dream. But our love of buying property does not end there. When we have spare cash to invest, or have paid off the mortgage and want to put our equity to work,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to choose the right investment property

    realestateview.com.au
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:08 pm
    Choosing the right investment property is a matter of both finding the right property, which requires knowing the market, and managing your investment so that, after costs, you ultimately make a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Tech savvy property hunting: the next trends

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    31 Mar 2015 | 4:45 pm
    Straightforward internet searches are passé for buyers, with impressive apps providing more insight into purchase options than ever before Searching for properties has evolved dramatically with the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Money Matters: Leveraging your property manager to maximise investment potential

    realestateview.com.au
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:42 pm
    How can property investors leverage their property managers to create and implement investment goals for the year? Actively managing your property investment portfolio is vital to the success of any... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report 2015 – Characteristics of Homes Purchased

    Gail Spada
    9 Apr 2015 | 12:59 pm
    The National Association of REALTORS conducts annual studies to amass data to compile and complete their yearly Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Reports. But first, it is important to have a clear picture of who makes up each of the generations within this report. The following generational definitions are based on a report published in the REALTOR University’s Center for Real Estate Studies. The splitting of the younger and older baby boomer age group is based on research from the Pew Research Center, Generations 2010. Millennials/Generation Y: Born 1980-2000 Generation X: Born…
  • Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report 2015

    Gail Spada
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:13 pm
    The National Association of REALTORS conducts annual studies to amass data to compile and complete their yearly Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Reports. But first, it is important to have a clear picture of who makes up each of the generations within this report. The following generational definitions are based on a report published in the REALTOR University’s Center for Real Estate Studies. The splitting of the younger and older baby boomer age group is based on research from the Pew Research Center, Generations 2010. Millennials/Generation Y: Born 1980-2000 Generation X: Born…
  • Tips for Helpings Kids Adjust to Relocating to a New Home

    Gail Spada
    12 Mar 2015 | 12:14 pm
    Whether you are moving across town, across the country, down-sizing, upgrading, the adjustment can often be stressful to all those involved, especially to children. Here are some tips for helping your kids navigate the moving process a little more easily. 1. Keep It Positive No matter what the reason is for your move, speak positively about the transition. Try to encourage excitement about the new adventure. 2. Talk To Your Kids About The Move Listen to any fears or concerns your children may have. Determine solutions to help alleviate any anxiety they may feel. 3. Let Your Children Be Part…
  • How to Negotiate the Best Price for Your Next Home

    Gail Spada
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Buying a home can be emotional… Negotiating the price should not be. The key to saving money when purchasing a home requires having a clear-cut plan in place during the back-and-forth negotiations. Keeping your emotions in check and your eyes on the goal will help ensure that you are happy with the end result – A GREAT PRICE! 1. Have Your Mortgage Pre-Approval In Place Do you want sellers to take your offer seriously? Of course, you do! If you need assistance in procuring a preapproval letter, ask your agent to recommend a few lenders who have successfully helped other customers in…
  • 5 Helpful Hints to Guide You When Choosing the Best Offer on Your Home!

    Gail Spada
    12 Feb 2015 | 11:37 am
    It’s hard work getting your home ready to hit the real estate market and you made sure it was priced properly, with the help of your real estate professional. With some luck, offers from buyers will come quickly. With a plan in place, you’ll determine the strengths and drawbacks of each offer so that you don’t let a great offer get away. 1. Understand How It Works Your REALTOR will tell you that all offers are negotiable. Therefore, when you receive an offer, you can do just 3 things. You can accept it, reject it or you can respond by requesting that something be modified more to your…
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    Tri Cities Real Estate News & Views

  • Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros (Childrens Day/Book Day) Pasco WA

    20 Apr 2015 | 11:37 pm
    Calling all book lovers out there Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros (Childrens Day/Book Day) will be on Saturday, April 25 at Memorial Park, 1520 W Shoshone St. in Pasco, Washington from 11:00 in the morning until 3:00 in the afternoon. Plus, admission is free. More about the EventBe a part of Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros (Childrens Day/Book Day) on Saturday and have a truly amazing time with your fellow book worms. This popular annual celebration is free and helps promote literacy in children and families of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Enjoy live musical…
  • YMCA - Run For Fun Obstacle Course amp; Healthy Kids Day Fair Richland

    20 Apr 2015 | 11:14 pm
    Everyone is invited to the YMCA - Run For Fun Obstacle Course amp; Healthy Kids Day Fair in Richland, Washington on Saturday, April 25. Details of the EventLocation of the Run: Carmichael Middle School, 620 Thayer Drive in Richland, Washington Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. Schedule:8:30 a.m. – First heat will begin. Heats will start every 30 minutes (last heat will start at 11:30). Cost: $12.00/ participant, Ages: 3 and up (kids will be grouped in heats based on age) The YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities is putting on their version of Healthy Kids Day by providing a family friendly event to…
  • Jennys Hope 6th Annual Super Pet Adoption Columbia Park Kennewick

    20 Apr 2015 | 11:05 pm
    Come and be a part of Jennys Hope 6th Annual Super Pet Adoption on Saturday, April 25 at Columbia Park located in E. Columbia Park Trail Kennewick, Washington from 10:00 in the morning until 3:00 in the afternoon. Admission is free. More about Jennys Hope 6th Annual Super Pet AdoptionJennys Hope presents their 6th Annual Super Pet Adoption at the east end of Columbia Park where you can meet all the amazing pets for adoption from more than a dozen local shelters and Rescues. There will be pet vendors, food vendors, music and even a clown for the kids. If you have considered adding to your…
  • Columbia Basin SHRM Spring Seminar TRAC Center Pasco, Washington

    19 Apr 2015 | 10:45 pm
    Be a part of the 2015 Spring Summer seminar at the TRAC Center, 6600 Burden Bouevard in Pasco, Washington from 8:00 in the morning until 5:00 in the afternoon on Thursday, April 23. Registration is from 7:30to 8:00. Admission is $85 half day, $125 full day, $35 students. More about the EventColumbia Basin Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is a local organization where you can connect with the programs and people to assist you in becoming a more informed and competent human resource professional. Program: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Morning Registration8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. “Getting…
  • Spring Barrel Tasting In The Yakima Valley Yakima - Tri-Cities, WA

    19 Apr 2015 | 10:10 pm
    On Friday, April 24th until Sunday, April 25th 40+ Wineries between Yakima and Tri-Cities will be hosting a Spring Barrel Tasting. Location is at Yakima Valley AVA Yakima - Tri-Cities, Washington. About the Spring Barrel Tasting This is your chance to get a jump on tasting and purchasing some of the best wines in wine country. A visit to the Valley on this weekend will allow you to sample yet-unfinished wines from the barrel. Purchase a PREMIER PASS allowing access to exclusive benefits available only during this Spring Barrel Tasting weekend. PREMIER PASS holders will be able to experience a…
 
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  • 12 Double-Duty Tips for Household Items

    Lisa Kaplan Gordon
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:01 pm
    Filed under: Home Improvement, How To, Lifestyle Getty We all have too much stuff and too little room. So our things must work harder for us. Here are surprising uses for 12 household items you already have. Click through the slideshow to learn creative ways to get more out of the things you already have.  Permalink | Email this | Comments
  • Whittier, Alaska: A Town Where Everybody Knows Your Name

    Sheree R. Curry
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:14 am
    Filed under: Buying, Lifestyle ZillowThe Alaska town of Whittier features mountain views and spectacular wildlife. Condos are listed for $50,000 and less. How would you like to live in a small seaside town with snow-capped mountain views, away from the hustle and bustle of the big city? The mayor is your neighbor, and so is the police chief. The people are friendly -- and when you live there, just about everybody knows your name. In the Alaska town of Whittier, population 218, some are living such a "dream." And for a mere $49,500 for a two-bedroom condo, you could buy in to this life. A…
  • The Pure House

    Sheri Koones
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:56 am
    Filed under: Design, Home Improvement, House of the Day Courtesy of The Pure HouseEnergy efficient homes can cost about 10% more to build, but can pay off dramatically in savings over time. An optimistic view of housing in the future is that all homes will be built to require minimal energy to operate and to be healthy living environments. One example is the Pure House in Westport, Connecticut. Built using a prefabricated, high-efficiency panel system, it meets the criteria. Although the builders opted not to have the house certified, it follows the concepts and engineering requirements of…
  • Mortgage Rates Inch Upward to 3.58%

    Zillow
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:35 am
    Filed under: Buying, Financing, Refinancing 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 rose this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgages at 3.58 percent, up 3 basis points from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose throughout the week before dipping to the current rate on Tuesday. "Rates inched up last week as new data suggested the U.S. economy is on increasingly stable ground despite March's weak jobs report," said Erin…
  • 3 Things You Didn't Know About Government-Backed Loans

    Chris Birk
    10 Apr 2015 | 12:41 am
    Filed under: Buying, Financing, Selling Shutterstock Conventional loans are the foundation of the mortgage industry. In a recent week, only about one in four prospective borrowers applied for a government-backed loan, according to survey data from the Mortgage Bankers Association. The Federal Housing Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs basically insure home loans made by participating lenders. These loans tend to have more lenient credit and underwriting requirements compared to conventional loans, which carry no government backing. FHA and VA loans feature benefits that can…
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  • 12 Double-Duty Tips for Household Items

    Lisa Kaplan Gordon
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:01 pm
    Filed under: Home Improvement, How To, Lifestyle Getty We all have too much stuff and too little room. So our things must work harder for us. Here are surprising uses for 12 household items you already have. Click through the slideshow to learn creative ways to get more out of the things you already have.  Permalink | Email this | Comments
  • Whittier, Alaska: A Town Where Everybody Knows Your Name

    Sheree R. Curry
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:14 am
    Filed under: Buying, Lifestyle ZillowThe Alaska town of Whittier features mountain views and spectacular wildlife. Condos are listed for $50,000 and less. How would you like to live in a small seaside town with snow-capped mountain views, away from the hustle and bustle of the big city? The mayor is your neighbor, and so is the police chief. The people are friendly -- and when you live there, just about everybody knows your name. In the Alaska town of Whittier, population 218, some are living such a "dream." And for a mere $49,500 for a two-bedroom condo, you could buy in to this life. A…
  • The Pure House

    Sheri Koones
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:56 am
    Filed under: Design, Home Improvement, House of the Day Courtesy of The Pure HouseEnergy efficient homes can cost about 10% more to build, but can pay off dramatically in savings over time. An optimistic view of housing in the future is that all homes will be built to require minimal energy to operate and to be healthy living environments. One example is the Pure House in Westport, Connecticut. Built using a prefabricated, high-efficiency panel system, it meets the criteria. Although the builders opted not to have the house certified, it follows the concepts and engineering requirements of…
  • Mortgage Rates Inch Upward to 3.58%

    Zillow
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:35 am
    Filed under: Buying, Financing, Refinancing 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 rose this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgages at 3.58 percent, up 3 basis points from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose throughout the week before dipping to the current rate on Tuesday. "Rates inched up last week as new data suggested the U.S. economy is on increasingly stable ground despite March's weak jobs report," said Erin…
  • 3 Things You Didn't Know About Government-Backed Loans

    Chris Birk
    10 Apr 2015 | 12:41 am
    Filed under: Buying, Financing, Selling Shutterstock Conventional loans are the foundation of the mortgage industry. In a recent week, only about one in four prospective borrowers applied for a government-backed loan, according to survey data from the Mortgage Bankers Association. The Federal Housing Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs basically insure home loans made by participating lenders. These loans tend to have more lenient credit and underwriting requirements compared to conventional loans, which carry no government backing. FHA and VA loans feature benefits that can…
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  • Low inventory of homes continues in Colorado Springs

    Kathy Torline
    13 Apr 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Colorado Springs housing inventory is low Search for all Colorado Springs Homes A big part of the real estate market is all about supply and demand.  Too much supply of homes for sale, pricing typically goes down.  Too little supply on the market, and prices usually start to increase.     There are many other things that factor into house prices, but supply and demand definitely factor into rising prices. The average price of a single family home in El Paso County as of the last quarter of 2015 is $257,172; compare this to the first quarter of 2006 which was $255,947.  Essentially many…
  • 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…
 
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    Access Philly Real Estate Blog

  • FYI: Would Philly’s Millennials Be Happier If Bars Were Open Later?

    blogeditor
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:50 am
    http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/04/14/philadelphia-bars-closing-time-4am/ By: Jarek Cotto What would happen if Philly’s bars closed at 4 a.m. instead of 2 a.m.? Would this make the city’s Millennials happier? Democratic Rep. Jordan Harris thinks so, and is introducing a bill that would allow bars to do just that. More below. UberX has hit 1 million rides in the region, but it’s still illegal in Philly. Why? Two men in PA were arrested and admitted to making and selling IEDs. More here. A man breaks into Ishkabibble’s II on April 1st and only makes out with $80 dollars. This…
  • The Old Edward Corner Building Will Make Way for Tons of New Apartments.

    blogeditor
    9 Apr 2015 | 7:20 am
      http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/fishtown/edward-corner-building-coming-down By: Jarek Cotto At the corner of Delaware Avenue and Shackamaxon Street lies the old Edward Corner building. The place is owned by Core Realty, and for years people have been wondering if if they were planning to bring the building back to life. Back in 2010, Plan Philly did story which described a preliminary plan to renovate the building and open a diner on the ground floor. It seems those plans were long forgotten. The rendering looked very promising. As you can see below, the diner would’ve been on…
  • New Apartments Coming To Columbia Ave.

    blogeditor
    2 Apr 2015 | 8:36 am
    By: Jarek Cotto The Fishtown Neighbors Association recently supported plans to bring 17 units and ten parking spots to a vacant lot at 1133 E Columbia Ave stretching all the way to Earl Street. The plans were recently approved by the Zoning Board a couple of weeks ago and are designed by Harman Deutsch. When this project originally came before FNA last fall, it didn’t get support, but the shedding of a few of the units and a couple of design changes got the community behind the project. http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/fishtown/apartments-will-rise-on-columbia-ave-near-girard…
  • FYI: These Are The Worst People You’ll Ever See On A Philly Sidewalk

    blogeditor
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:07 pm
    http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/29/philadelphia-sidewalks-worst-people/ By: Jarek Cotto A passenger pulled a knife out on a SEPTA driver on the 23 bus after the driver asked the passenger to clear the aisle. He is wanted for aggravated assault on a SEPTA driver. Philly cop gets arrested for the second time after his supervisor catches him in his marked police cruiser with THREE flat tires. That wasn’t all either, he was also reeking of alcohol and his eyes were bloodshot. His hearing is scheduled for April 13th. It is likely that he won’t be getting his job back. The new “Joe’s…
  • More New Development In Northern Liberties.

    blogeditor
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:52 pm
    http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/northern-liberties/new-home-on-green-street-will-just-add-to-the-bonanza-in-northern By: Jarek Cotto If you were to drive around Northern Liberties you would see new developments at various levels on so many blocks. There is a trend of consistent development in the neighborhood. It’d be hard to walk more than a block or two before seeing a development that’s under five years old.   http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/northern-liberties/new-home-on-green-street-will-just-add-to-the-bonanza-in-northern A smaller project is at 410 Green St., a…
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  • 1 Bedroom in Northern Liberties! 1111 Mt Vernon St. 1

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:40 am
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics: http://briv.it/h3I0 Last 2 units! This is a first floor front, bi-level unit. Outstanding features include 13' ceilings, breath taking Baroque inspired molding on the main floor, new hardwood flooring throughout, contemporary open kitchen with access to the common courtyard (granite, stainless, Kohler, Pella insulated windows, recessed & designer lighting, high-efficiency GREEN heating and air conditioning etc.). There is a stunning full bath on the first floor (convenient for overnight guests) and on the…
  • 2 Bedroom in Northern Liberties! 828 N Hancock St.

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:36 am
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics: http://briv.it/a3BQ 2 bedroom, bi-level, 2 bath, 1 car parking, and deck are the features in this NY style loft re-purposed factory space in Northern Liberties. 1,489 expansive sq ft filled with all of the creature comforts you are seeking. The 1st floor has exposed brick and solid wood floors, soaring ceilings, exposed beams and factory size windows. The kitchen is fabulous with polished black granite counters, flat panel cherry wood cabinetry and stainless appliances. There is a huge island with under mount sink…
  • 5 Bedroom in South Kensington! 1611 N 6th St.

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:31 am
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics: http://briv.it/a38p We absolutely think you will flip over the sheer size of this 5 bedroom 3.5 bath, 2278 sq ft home in the burgeoning South Kensington neighborhood, surrounded by Fishtown, Northern Liberties and the college campus of TU. Enter in to a huge 1st floor layout with wood floors, exposed brick features, a beautiful staircase, large powder room and eat in kitchen that includes refrigerator, microwave, and stove/oven that leads to a large green space yard. The 1st floor has 3 large formal spaces…
  • 3 Bedroom in Fishtown: 2618 Almond St.

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:23 am
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics: http://briv.it/c38h Check out this completely remodeled 3 bedroom 1.5 bath home with large yard and finished basement. Enter into an open layout with space for a formal living and dining room. The new solid hardwoods are beautiful. There is recessed lighting on the first floor, and a powder room in the rear of the kitchen. The kitchen is fully loaded with all appliances included, gas cooking, granite counters and back splash, solid wood cabinetry and a cozy breakfast bar with pendant lighting. The basement is…
  • New Construction in Fishtown: 2172 Norris St.

    Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access)
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:13 am
    Copy and paste this link to our website for complete property details and pics: http://briv.it/g38W The first of 6 New construction townhouses (2170, 2172 and 2174 E Norris AND 566, 568 and 570 E Hewson) with over 2,300 square feet of modern, thoughtful living space and off-street PARKING. Magnificent open first floor layout with a soaring 10' high ceiling and an abundance of natural light. Enter into the living room and dining space and through to the kitchen and half bath. The kitchen is fitted with modern espresso cabinetry, stunning Quartz counters and upgraded stainless steel appliances.
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  • Follr Feature Focus – Hash Tags

    Admin
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Last week we highlighted some new Follr features that enable wider content sharing (see: “Follr Feature Focus – Sharing Content“) and today we are expanding on that subject with hash-tags. In the example ‘News Feed’ post above you will see a hash-tag (the ‘#’ symbol). It has been entered as: #DigitalIdentity Adding a hash-tag allows a Follr user to tag a word or phrase enabling them and others to search Follr for other comments or content with that same hash-tag: This is a powerful search feature that we will expand upon in future months. Check back for…
  • ‘Mobile’ Home Oops

    Admin
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    If you enjoyed this post you’ll certainly enjoy these other ‘Just For Fun’ posts!
  • All The Things Apple Watch Can Do Without An iPhone Nearby

    Admin
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    You still need an iPhone to set up and use the Apple Watch, but it can do things on its own, too. Fitness, music, Apple Pay, and a few more things, too. In the following video from the CNET YouTube channel we learn how they work.
  • Realtors Call on Congress to Ease Regulatory Burdens Curbing Access to Mortgage Credit

    Admin
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Washington, D.C. – April 16, 2015 (Realtor.org) Unnecessary regulatory burdens are preventing qualified, credit-worthy borrowers from obtaining the American Dream of homeownership. That’s according to testimony today from the National Association of Realtors® before the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. “Realtors® support strong underwriting standards to protect consumers from the risky lending practices of the past, but we are concerned that the pendulum has swung too far. In some cases, well-intentioned, but over-corrective policies are severely hampering…
  • How To Share Content Across Multiple Social Networks With One Click

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    17 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    We’ve rolled out lots of new Follr features and here are details on one of them. We have updated the news feed and you can now more widely share activity and content from connections and members of the general Follr community: The activity and status updates you see are either from ‘My Network’ (your existing Follr connection) or ‘Entire Network’ (everyone else). You can then like, repost, comment and share that content via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+. To like a post simply click the ‘Like’ link and you will see this message: To repost…
 
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  • Homely launches national ‘Pay-My-Rent’ campaign, allowing Australians the chance to live rent free!

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

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

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

    financemyhome1
    14 Apr 2015 | 4:13 pm
    For whatever reason you’ve delayed buying a home, it may be time to reconsider that decision based on today’s conditions and what is expected to happen in the future. Rents are continuing to increase to the point that in most markets, it is significantly less expensive to own than to rent. Even after you factor repairs into the equation, the low interest rates, principal accumulation due to amortization, appreciation and tax savings lower the monthly cost of housing. Low inventories coupled with strong demand cause a rising effect on prices. Another reason for higher values is that…
  • Renting in MN-Why it might be prudent

    financemyhome1
    8 Apr 2015 | 11:26 am
    After you take the training wheels off your bike and learn to ride it, you’d never consider putting them back on again. Similarly, once you’ve owned a home, you might think you’ll own a home from now on but there may be some situations where it might make sense to rent again. Big shifts in a person’s life like a divorce, death of spouse, empty nesting or a temporary transfer to a new city are certainly things that may warrant renting, at least temporarily, until those circumstances develop the particulars. A good example might be that you think you’d like to move downtown. Before…
  • Home Too Big Now?

    financemyhome1
    2 Apr 2015 | 9:08 am
    Once the kids are grown, have careers, relationships and get a place of their own, parents find that they may not need their “big” home like they did before. Their lifestyle may have changed and the house just doesn’t “fit” anymore. Benefits of a smaller home: • Easier to maintain • Lower utilities • Lower property taxes • Lower insurance • More convenient location • Convenience of a single level • Possibly more energy efficient • Possibly lower maintenance Moving from a larger home frees equity from the previous home that can be invested for retirement income,…
  • FHA or Conventional?

    financemyhome1
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:35 pm
    Buyers with a minimum down payment are generally faced with the decision of whether to get a FHA or a conventional loan. With the new 3% down payment program on conventional loans, it may become more confusing which loan to pursue. The two loan programs have mortgage fees that can differ greatly. FHA has a 1.75% up-front mortgage insurance charge in addition to the monthly mortgage insurance charge which was recently lowered by .5%. FHA’s mortgage insurance is a fixed amount where conventional mortgage insurance providers’ fees are determined by individual companies and according to the…
  • Selecting a Lender

    financemyhome1
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:46 am
    Finding a mortgage lender is not a problem. Selecting someone who will help you find the best loan product for your situation even if it means sending you to another lender is paramount. There is a huge advantage to be able to sit across the table from someone you’re doing business with and look them straight in the eye. It’s difficult to make an informed decision based on a website and a phone call. Doing business with a full-time professional who specializes in residential loans like you’re trying to get is important. You want the loan officer to be familiar with local conditions,…
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    Houston Apartment Insiders' Blog

  • Relocating to Houston? What You Don’t Have to Bring

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:46 am
    Relocating to Houston? Slim down your move with these smart tips on what's available in your new city you'll call home.If you’re relocating to Houston from across the country, your move will have extra challenges. There’s nothing like packing for a long-distance move to make you think about what really matters to you, and what you’d be happy to let go of. If you’re feeling the pull to pare down your stuff, our previous posts on decluttering before a move and embracing minimalism as you move can help you get started. They include tips on being kind to yourself during…
  • Apartment Rental Scams: How to Search Safely

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    9 Apr 2015 | 4:44 am
    Avoid rental scams with these safe apartment search tips from Houston Apartment InsidersApartment hunting is an exciting time, but it also makes you vulnerable. Scammers know that you're anxious and excited, and looking for a way to get a great Houston apartment at the best possible price, so they offer deals that are too good to be true. They often prey on financially-strapped young people who may be looking for their first student apartment, or people with less-than-stellar credit, but anyone can fall for some apartment scams. We've posted before about one type of rental scam that threatens…
  • Tips for Easy Moving (Mental AND Physical)

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    2 Apr 2015 | 2:31 am
    Moving can be a stressful time for sure. Here are tips for easy moving that will keep you physically and mentally less stressed.Whether you’re moving within Houston or relocating across the country, moving is hard work. It’s easy to get overwhelmed, exhausted, and even injured during a move. Of course your mind will be filled with the details of the move, but it’s important to remember to take care of yourself, too. Here are ways to be kind to yourself during your move: Give yourself as much time as possible. Your own situation will determine how much time you can take to…
  • Passive Agressive Roommate? 5 Ways to Cope

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:51 am
    Find yourself living with a passive-aggressive roommate? Some tips for coping and saving your lease when you have a problem roommate.Whether you’re starting off in your first student apartment, sharing space to save money, or just keeping more human companionship in your home, living with roommates is often a great idea. It’s not always smooth sailing, though. When roommates share close quarters, conflicts happen. Our previous post, Resources for Great Roommate Relationships, is full of links to advice on choosing great roommates and living well with them. Still, the most…
  • Spring in Houston: Get to Know Your Pre-Summer City

    Houston Apartment Insiders
    19 Mar 2015 | 5:15 am
    March 20 is the Vernal Equinox, the official first day of spring, but it arrives as the Spring Break tourism rush in Texas is already starting to die down. For those of us who live in Houston, spring is the time when our city’s famous heat and humidity just begin to come in, but it’s not uncomfortable yet, just cozy and warm. If you’re new to Houston, you may be wondering what to expect as we say goodbye to the tourists and settle into everyday life in another Houston spring.March 20 is the Vernal Equinox, the official first day of spring, but it arrives as the…
 
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  • Starting Pistol Fired for New UK Pension Freedoms

    12 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Standard Life reported an "unprecedented level of customer contact" in the days following 6th April when new pension freedoms came into effect in Britain. Despite the 6th being a Bank Holiday, the pension providers said it took over 3,000 calls with almost 1,000 customers using Standard Life's website to decide on how to exercise their new found financial freedom. Last year's budget saw proposed changes to pension legislation allowing savers to claim their entire pension pot from the age of 55, without the requirement of having to purchase an annuity. Now, eligible savers are free to draw…
  • European Property Markets Continue Boom in 2015

    31 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Investment in global real estate markets shows no signs of abating this year, with statistics showing house price rises in 32 countries around the world and declines in just 9, from figures so far published for Q4 2014. Ireland has the world's top performing housing market, seeing prices surging by 16.62% in 2014, a huge leap from the 6.18% achieved the previous year. At the other end of the scale, Ukraine is the weakest international market after property prices plummeted 48.85% in 2014 after an almost significant annual rise of 0.95% in 2013. In total, seventeen European markets saw house…
  • Hotel Investment Booming in Dubai

    24 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    A shortage of residential real estate in Dubai is directing the attention of investors and developers towards the luxury hotel apartment market in search of high-yield opportunities. As the Emirate gears up to host the 2020 World Expo, authorities are pouring investment into its tourism infrastructure ahead of the event, creating a shortage of family-sized residential units. Rooms and apartments in four and five star hotels in city and resort locations are being bought off-plan by investors electing to use their units to generate rental income. Hotel room investment surges in popularity…
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  • 10 Money-Saving Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

    Bill Gassett
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:28 am
    This post was written by Jake Durtschi, the owner of Jacob Grant Property Management located in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Jake and his team manage over 400 rental properties in east Idaho. He is a successful real estate investor and has been featured on several reputable industry podcasts. Check out his blog. How First-Time Home Buyers [...]
  • 10 Questions People Forget to Ask Their Loan Officer

    Bill Gassett
    18 Mar 2015 | 4:41 am
                              Your loan officer has the power to grant or deny you the money to buy your dream home! He’s the one who can make your mortgage possible or deny your move altogether. He’s obviously an important person, and you should ensure that [...]
  • Best Google+ Real Estate Articles March 2015

    Bill Gassett
    17 Mar 2015 | 4:54 am
    March has arrived with the promise of warmer weather and spring blooms (those are things we can all rejoice about). With a hint of newness in the air, it is a wonderful time for new growth in the real estate industry, with good options for both buyers and sellers across the country. That also makes [...]
  • Best Google+ Real Estate Articles February 2015

    Bill Gassett
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:50 am
    Best Real Estate on Google + For February While half of us were battling winter snow and cold during the month of February, and…ahem… half of us were bragging about the warm temperatures they were experiencing in the southern climates, it was a great month to catch up on some great real estate reads! Bill Gassett [...]
  • Best Google+ Real Estate Articles January 2015

    Bill Gassett
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:51 am
                              Each month here on Google+, you can find some incredibly good Real Estate articles that we find to be both educational and entertaining. With content marketing being such an integral part of the Real Estate brands that we develop and project, it [...]
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    PropertyShark Real Estate Blog

  • How to Determine the Market Value of a Property Using PropertyShark’s Comps

    Amalia Otet
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:37 am
    In real estate, evaluating local market conditions is a must before committing to any kind of deal. One of the easiest and most efficient ways to determine how much a property is worth is by running a comparables search. And we’ll show you how. Search for recently sold homes in the same area as your target property Let’s say you found an interesting investment opportunity in Los Angeles‘ Hollywood, a neighborhood chock full of history, glitzy homes, and great entertainment options. First thing you need to do is go to PropertyShark’s Comparables section and type in the address of…
  • NYC Foreclosures Reach 2-Year High; Queens Sees Striking 56% Rise in Foreclosure Activity

    Georgiana Mihaila
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:58 am
    New York City foreclosure activity has gained traction in 2014, the number of distressed properties ending up on the auction block reaching a total of 1,560. That’s 33% more than in 2013 and stands as a 2-year high. On a more positive note, pre-foreclosures have experienced a 17% drop from 2013. 2014 Foreclosure Stats for Each Borough In terms of volume, Queens was the undisputed leader, with a total of 617 properties up for auction – accounting for a striking 40% of all NYC first-time foreclosures. The worrisome number of 2014 Queens auctions is 56% greater than 2013’s total of 395.
  • Top 10 Priciest Neighborhoods in San Francisco

    Amalia Otet
    16 Mar 2015 | 10:24 am
    Famous for its eclectic architecture, artsy vibe, rolling hills and steep streets, San Francisco has also become synonymous with pricey real estate in recent years. To see exactly what ‘pricey’ means here, we looked at home sales across the city to find the neighborhoods that registered the highest median prices for sales completed in 2014. Not surprisingly, location and view come with hefty price tags. Most of the priciest neighborhoods are located along the coast of the San Francisco peninsula or in the heart of the city. Without further ado, here are San Francisco’s most expensive…
  • NYC Home Prices Up 2% in 2014, Luxury Market Thriving

    Amalia Otet
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:09 am
    In New York City, the real estate market is as hot as it has ever been. Whether it’s local or international buyers, everybody wants a piece of the Big Apple. This huge demand for urban living has driven property prices up over the past 5 years, with the median price for a NYC home peaking at $505,000 in the third quarter of 2014, according to our latest NYC residential sales report. 2014 Home Sales Highlights Overall, the NYC residential sales market recorded rising prices but weakening sales volume. The median sale price of a NYC home increased 2% year-over-year, from $488,000 in 2013 to…
  • L.A. Housing Market Heating Up in 2014, Median Price at Five-Year High

    Amalia Otet
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:11 am
    The Los Angeles residential real estate market boasted strong sales volumes and rising sale prices in 2014, mainly fueled by increased demand, low inventory levels, and consistent job growth. Median home prices have gone up 11% over the past year, making 2014 the third consecutive year of growth for the local real estate market. Median price of L.A. homes rises, number of homes sold falls According to PropertyShark’s Los Angeles Home Sales Market Report, the median price reached $442,000 in 2014, up 11% from $400,000 in 2013, and up 34% from $330,500 in 2010. The median price per…
 
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  • Buying Investment Properties from Calgary MLS® System

    25 Mar 2015 | 12:58 pm
    MLS® System Is it possible to find a great deal on Calgary MLS® (multiple listing service) System? Yes, but it takes patience and the help of an experienced REALTOR®. Calgary real estate prices have been rising up until the end of 2014 and only few homes were available for sale, which made it harder to get a great deal from the MLS®. Our Investor Clients buy many properties to fix and flip and hold as rental properties and 90 percent of the purchases are from the MLS®. In 2014 we found 2% of the MLS® listings were priced 10%-15% below market. This year, the economic climate is expected…
  • Impact of Falling Oil Prices on Calgary Real Estate Market

    22 Dec 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Alberta Oil Oil prices have tumbled in the past couple of months, and the reasons are due to supply and demand. Alberta’s crude oil reserve is the third largest in the world after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. 8% of the jobs in Alberta are directly related to energy and the indirect benefits of oil sands extend beyond Alberta’s borders, stimulating Canada’s economy. From near $110 per barrel one year ago, the crude oil price has fallen to $54 per barrel. Alberta is producing oil like mad. Daily production in Alberta is about 2 million barrels, so over the next year, from September to…
  • Investor Alert

    18 Jun 2014 | 2:35 pm
    2919 48 St NE INVESTOR ALERT!! INVESTOR ALERT!! INVESTOR ALERT!! There are many options for this outstanding 1350 sq ft bungalow. This property features 3 bdrms on the main floor with a double sided wood fireplace, large living room, and laminate floors. The good sized master has a 2 piece ensuite and double sliding doors that lead to the back deck/yard. There is a self contained access to the basement that could easily be converted into a suite. A great fixer upper with a little work this property will look great.
  • Municipal Property Assessment

    27 Feb 2013 | 3:45 pm
    Tax Time Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but the same might not be said about the value of your home in the eyes of a civic assessor. When the City of Calgary assesses your property in order to determine the value of your home and in turn, your share of municipal tax, there’s always the possibility of a distortion in how much your home is really worth and how much the tax will affect your household bottom line. City formula Conducted annually and following stipulations in the provincial government’s Municipal Government Act, the assessment conducted by the City of Calgary bases…
  • Investment Tip of the week – Mckenzie Bungalow

    23 Feb 2013 | 12:07 pm
    Mckenzie Bungalow This Beautiful 1092 sq ft 3 bedroom bungalow is located at 827 Mckenzie DR SE. Main floor is completely renovated with new paint and flooring. Comfortable living and dining area is open to kithen and bay window. Spacious kitchen has white cabinets and granite counter tops. Large master bedroom, two additional good sized bedrooms and 4 piece bath are on the main floor. This home offers updated windows of good quality and newer high efficiency furnace. Two piece bath and some development started in the basement. A vehicle sized gate off lane…
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  • Guide To Briargrove Houston Homes For Sale Under $1M

    Rio Siochi
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:13 am
    Briargrove Houston Homes For Sale Under $1M Briargrove is a quiet purely residential neighborhood that’s also near main Houston districts like The Galleria and Museum District. A lot of factors put Briargrove among Houston’s most popular subdivisions, including its central location and its gorgeous homes. Central location: Having immediate access to one of Houston’s central business districts has its perks: Briargrove homes for sale are minutes away from the Galleria/Uptown area’s job centers, restaurants, retail stores, hotels, and fashion boutiques. Active…
  • Fall Creek Houston TX | Guide To Fall Creek Homes For Sale

    Paige Martin
    18 Apr 2015 | 2:46 am
    Guide To Fall Creek Houston Homes The master-planned community of Fall Creek is located south of the Beltway 8 (Sam Houston Parkway), in an unincorporated area minutes away from the George Bush International Airport. A sprawling and lush community covering about 2,300 acres, Fall Creek is about 15 miles north of Downtown Houston. The Johnson Development Corp, in partnership with the Jefferson Development Company, is responsible for Fall Creek’s development. Subdivided into several neighborhoods, Fall Creek presents a variety of homes in different styles and price points. Fall Creek…
  • The Monroe At Bayou Park Houston Condos For Sale Guide

    Paige Martin
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:43 am
    The Monroe At Bayou Park Houston Condos Located where the posh River Oaks meets the eclectic Montrose, The Monroe At Bayou Park is a 6-story midrise by well-known luxury real estate developer, Al Ross. The residential condo building features 9 units, including a 7,000-square-foot penthouse that comes with a year’s worth of housekeeping services. Address: 1034 Rochow St, Houston TX 77019 Year Built: In Development Number of Units: 9 Nearby buildings: Riva At The Park, The Piedmont, 1000 West Clay Neighborhood: River Oaks For more information or available The Monroe At Bayou…
  • The Marlowe Houston | The Marlowe Condos For Sale

    Paige Martin
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:41 am
    The Marlowe Houston Condos For Sale Guide Standing at 20 floors, The Marlowe is a new Randall Davis-development located in Downtown Houston. Featuring 100 condos for sale ranging between 900 to 3,000 square feet in size, The Marlowe also boasts of an exciting Downtown location within 200 meters of professional sports venues, parks, shopping centers, and restaurants. Address: 1311 Polk St, Houston TX 77002 Year Built: In Development (2017) Number of Units: 100 Nearby buildings: Four Seasons Residences, East Side Lofts Neighborhood: Downtown Houston For more information or available The…
  • The Wilshire Houston | The Wilshire Condos For Sale

    Paige Martin
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:43 am
    Guide To The Wilshire Houston Condos For Sale Located in the River Oaks District and near The Galleria, The Wilshire is a luxury residential condo by renowned Pelican Builders. The 17-story Wilshire Houston aims to take “luxury highrise-living” to the next level with its slew of fantastic amenities including a morning room with coffee service, a private party room with wine lockers, an indoor/outdoor fitness center, lounge space with bar and private dining and a 25,145-square-foot landscaped pool deck. Address: 2049 Westcreek Ln, River Oaks, TX 77027 Year Built: In…
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  • Just for 4/20, Here Are 5 Heavenly Houses in the Highest U.S. Towns

    Cicely Wedgeworth
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:55 pm
    It’s 4/20, man! In case you didn’t know, that’s the unofficial marijuana holiday—although now that medical or recreational marijuana has legal status in some states, the holiday is moving into the mainstream. For instance, Denver’s 420 Rally is a major event that’s even eyed with tolerance by the police. Given its location straddling the Rocky Mountains, Colorado is unsurprisingly home to many of the country’s cloud-scraping towns. Of course, Colorado is also one of only three states to have legalized the recreational use of marijuana. Hmm ……
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Meets Japan in Indiana’s Most Expensive House

    Erik Gunther
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:11 pm
    Each week, we look at the most expensive MLS-listed house in each state. “The upper-end luxury buyer doesn’t want a me-too type of home,” according to Indianapolis broker Jay O’Neil. And if you’re all about avoiding the samey-same trap, O’Neil has just the house for you. Located in Indianapolis, the state’s most expensive home awaits a buyer who has $6.5 million to stand out from the crowd. Inspired by his Japanese roots, the late owner wanted a large, open home with a nod to his heritage. The Eastern influence is apparent in the exterior garden…
  • The Reading Room: George Lucas Plans for Affordable Housing, and Astronomers Fear Robot Lawn Mowers

    Rachel Stults
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Credit: padmapper.com Showerbeer just got a lot easier. Note the shower—located in the kitchen—in this New York City apartment (priced at $1,795 per month). [BuzzFeed] George Lucas wants to build 224 affordable housing units on his Grady Ranch property in the affluent Marin County, CA. [Quartz] A little yard work each day keeps … the aliens away? Astronomers say wireless robot lawn mowers will disrupt humanity’s search for celestial bodies. [Mother Nature Network] Because it’s 4/20, here’s how to get around HOA rules in places where marijuana is legal.
  • New, Simpler Mortgage Disclosure Forms Could Delay Closings—So Here’s How to Keep Them on Track

    Michele Lerner
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:12 am
    CFPB Director Richard Cordray. Credit: whitehouse.gov For years, home buyers taking out what was probably the biggest loan of their life would get a stack of disclosure forms with small print alluding to things like a “variable rate feature” and a “prepayment penalty.” As it turned out in the housing bust of 2008, many of them didn’t quite realize that these phrases meant their payments could skyrocket after an initial period, or that they’d be penalized for paying off their loan early. But the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 forced the Consumer Financial Protection…
  • ‘Million Dollar Listing: San Francisco’ Star Roh Habibi: Why You Should Set Your DVR Now

    Claudine Zap
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Agent Roh Habibi of Coldwell Banker Nor Cal San Francisco, get ready for your reality TV close-up: Ratings darling “Million Dollar Listing” is setting up an outpost in the city to complement its ultrapopular New York and Los Angeles franchises. Bravo TV’s newest branch of the “Million Dollar Listing” family tree is set to premiere on July 8. Up to now, the city hasn’t been a hotbed for high-profile reality shows: We’ve seen no sign of wine-tossing real housewives, and the less said about the snooze-inducing “Start-Ups: Silicon…
 
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  • Top 3 Reasons to De-clutter Your Home for Sale

    Massachusetts Realtor
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:49 pm
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent The time has come to sell your home.  You always hear de-clutter your home.  You ever wonder why it is so important to de-clutter your home? If there is nothing else you do to prepare your home to sell, de-cluttering is the single most important thing you can do. There are multiple reasons why it is so important to de-clutter your home. 1-  You don’t want home buyers to focus on items in your home.  You want potential home buyers to focus on the actual home itself not your…
  • How important is the square footage of a house?

    Massachusetts Realtor
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:07 pm
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent The square footage of a house …  how important is it when you are buying or selling a home.    When it comes to listing homes in the Multiple Listing Service (or MLS), or appraisers using it to determine value there is no way of completely avoiding it. How is Square Footage Determined What we are most concerned with is how an appraiser will determine the square footage of a home.  Because the square footage of a house has some correlation to what a home is worth, it is…
  • You want my help, but you already have a Buyers Agent?

    Massachusetts Realtor
    22 Mar 2015 | 7:37 am
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent I got several calls every week from people who want my help, but make it clear they are already working with a real estate agent.  There are two types of help they are looking for.  One they want help finding a home or two they have questions their agent can’t answer or isn’t around to answer. Yesterday, I received one of these calls.  She was begging me to help her find a home but made it very clear she would have her agent write the offer so they can get the…
  • 10 Ways to Turn Off Home Buyers

    Massachusetts Realtor
    17 Mar 2015 | 12:19 pm
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent Selling your home is difficult enough when everything is perfect.  Here are 10 ways to turn off home buyers that can impact the sale of your home.  Take some time and prepare your home with an unbiased perspective.  A good agent will help walk you through the preparation of your home as well as explain the best way to show and allow home buyers to view your home.  These are just 10 ways to turn of home buyers that are very common, though I could probably list 100! 10 Ways to Turn…
  • Searching for a Home to Buy, Where Fantasy Begins and Reality Ends

    Massachusetts Realtor
    14 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    This content is provided by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate your Massachusetts Real Estate Agent I just got off a phone with a potential buyer who was searching for a home to buy.  Their “needs” list in a new home was quite unrealistic.  I asked her how long she has been searching for a home to buy…. her answer was two years!!   She was very frustrated and was blaming all these agents that wouldn’t help her in the search to buy a new home. Searching for a home to buy, where does fantasy begin? We all want what we want, I get that.  But does what you want…
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  • Fraudulent Lease Listings

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

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

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

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

    Tim Thornton, Greater Austin Area Realtor® ZipRealty, inc.
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Greater Austin has a number of communities with OUTSTANDING schools--several of which have national ranking. Our own rating and ranking methodology in Texas has become rather convoluted and not always helpful in this last revision--so more and more we are becoming dependent upon other sources of information regarding which schools rank and rate well among their peers. Parents, keep in mind, putting your child in "the very best" schools does not guarantee academic success. In fact, it could work against you if you are not careful. There are so many things to consider when looking at…
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  • Get the Best Fixer Discount

    Brian Kline
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:40 am
    More and more people are finding it difficult to find the right house at the right price these days. In many parts of the country, scarcity of inventory is the cause. Lack of inventory is driving the cost of move-in ready houses higher and higher. With interest rates expected to continue climbing during all of 2015, you may want to try the fixer and flipper investment strategy regardless if you are an investor or a homeowner. If you don’t live in one of the pockets of the country that still has abundant affordable housing, you might want to consider something less than your dream home…
  • Crowdfunding – What Investors Need to Learn

    Brian Kline
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:35 am
    This is a follow up to an article about the growth of Crowdfunding first published April 17. While still evolving, crowdfunding is almost certain to change the way many investors approach the real estate and other investment markets of the future. Crowd funding Investors Here is what the 2015 PENSCO CROWDFUNDING REPORT says about the evolution of Crowdfunding: “Crowdfunding has grown out of its first phase, when most people were still learning the word and understanding the concept. Today, online platforms are making it much easier for more people to participate in private investments…
  • New Apple Watch real estate listings app sparks excitement

    Mike Wheatley
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:45 am
    Even the real estate industry is excited with the Apple Watch release this April 24 because an Apple Watch app linked to real estate listings will be simultaneously released on that date as well. Apple has remained true to its commitment of merging modern technology with accessibility. This real-estate industry-specific app is linked to online real estate listings that makes property searching convenient and even more personal. The property listing online website that welcomes this integration of the Apple Watch app in their system is realestate.com.au, The app, as announced by…
  • Retirees weigh up renovation vs relocation

    Mike Wheatley
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:38 am
    The decision on whether to renovate or relocate in retirement can be complex and emotional. A recent report revealed that as people edge towards retirement age, the more they value the emotional connection to their home rather than the financial value. Image credit: Werner22Brigitte via Pixabay.com   The Merrill Lynch and Age Wave report asked 3,600 people if they planned to stay in their homes after retirement. 36 percent of those surveyed said that they would. Most respondents planned to stay put because they felt a strong connection to their home and their neighborhood, and had…
  • 3 Tips Before Opening Your Own Store

    Guest Author
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:19 am
    For as long as you can remember, you’ve aspired to own and operate a store in your hometown. Having spent years working in the service sector, you’ve developed a deep-seated appreciation for jobs that revolve around pleasing customers. Image credit: Tpsdave via Pixabay.com Additionally, your vast experience in the retail industry has taught you a thing or two about the tenets of a successful business. After observing the various successes and failures of the managers you’ve worked under, you’re confident you have what it takes to go into business for yourself. Now that you’ve rented…
 
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  • Buying Investment Properties from Calgary MLS® System

    25 Mar 2015 | 12:58 pm
    MLS® System Is it possible to find a great deal on Calgary MLS® (multiple listing service) System? Yes, but it takes patience and the help of an experienced REALTOR®. Calgary real estate prices have been rising up until the end of 2014 and only few homes were available for sale, which made it harder to get a great deal from the MLS®. Our Investor Clients buy many properties to fix and flip and hold as rental properties and 90 percent of the purchases are from the MLS®. In 2014 we found 2% of the MLS® listings were priced 10%-15% below market. This year, the economic climate is expected…
  • Impact of Falling Oil Prices on Calgary Real Estate Market

    22 Dec 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Alberta Oil Oil prices have tumbled in the past couple of months, and the reasons are due to supply and demand. Alberta’s crude oil reserve is the third largest in the world after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. 8% of the jobs in Alberta are directly related to energy and the indirect benefits of oil sands extend beyond Alberta’s borders, stimulating Canada’s economy. From near $110 per barrel one year ago, the crude oil price has fallen to $54 per barrel. Alberta is producing oil like mad. Daily production in Alberta is about 2 million barrels, so over the next year, from September to…
  • Investor Alert

    18 Jun 2014 | 2:35 pm
    2919 48 St NE INVESTOR ALERT!! INVESTOR ALERT!! INVESTOR ALERT!! There are many options for this outstanding 1350 sq ft bungalow. This property features 3 bdrms on the main floor with a double sided wood fireplace, large living room, and laminate floors. The good sized master has a 2 piece ensuite and double sliding doors that lead to the back deck/yard. There is a self contained access to the basement that could easily be converted into a suite. A great fixer upper with a little work this property will look great.
  • Municipal Property Assessment

    27 Feb 2013 | 3:45 pm
    Tax Time Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but the same might not be said about the value of your home in the eyes of a civic assessor. When the City of Calgary assesses your property in order to determine the value of your home and in turn, your share of municipal tax, there’s always the possibility of a distortion in how much your home is really worth and how much the tax will affect your household bottom line. City formula Conducted annually and following stipulations in the provincial government’s Municipal Government Act, the assessment conducted by the City of Calgary bases…
  • Investment Tip of the week – Mckenzie Bungalow

    23 Feb 2013 | 12:07 pm
    Mckenzie Bungalow This Beautiful 1092 sq ft 3 bedroom bungalow is located at 827 Mckenzie DR SE. Main floor is completely renovated with new paint and flooring. Comfortable living and dining area is open to kithen and bay window. Spacious kitchen has white cabinets and granite counter tops. Large master bedroom, two additional good sized bedrooms and 4 piece bath are on the main floor. This home offers updated windows of good quality and newer high efficiency furnace. Two piece bath and some development started in the basement. A vehicle sized gate off lane…
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  • Why Mobile-Friendly for Commercial Real Estate? Guest Post Dave Lewand

    dukelong
    19 Apr 2015 | 5:13 am
    Google recently announced that, beginning April 21 2015, their mobile search algorithm would undergo a “dramatic” change. Mobile-Friendly website pages will be rewarded with mobile search bump-ups. Pages that are not mobile-friendly will suffer mobile search demotions. Go ahead and test your own CRE company website pages (Home, About Us, Contact Us, Property Summary, Property...Read More
  • Brokers and Lawyers. A Reputation Earned.

    dukelong
    15 Apr 2015 | 4:27 am
    Brokers and Lawyers. A Reputation Earned.
  • #CRETech Takeover. Guest Post James Milner.

    dukelong
    12 Apr 2015 | 5:29 am
    Is the typical #CRE broker going to become obsolete?  According to an article I found in the Austin Business Journal, published from a few months ago, this would be a concern that as #CRE brokers we are going to have to deal with. If you haven’t heard or more importantly realized #CREtech is a reality. ...Read More
  • WHEN PHYSICAL REAL ESTATE ISN’T ENOUGH. Guest Post from Antony Slumbers.

    dukelong
    8 Apr 2015 | 3:35 am
    PROTECTED: WHEN PHYSICAL REAL ESTATE ISN’T ENOUGH. Guest Post from Anthony Slumbers.
  • What Is a Content Platform and A User Platform For Commercial Real Estate?

    dukelong
    5 Apr 2015 | 4:45 am
    Content—What is the definition? For many content is mostly media. Articles videos tweets stories pictures infographics etc. What if you think of content in a different way? How about inventory or products? Example: Borders has (whoops had) content in the form of books. Books on shelves. Books that they thought everyone on the planet would...Read More
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  • Understanding Borrower Behavior: What the Lending Industry Needs to Do

    admin
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:55 am
    Understanding and predicting borrower behavior has always played a major role in the lending business. Despite its clinching role, the mortgage industry, has never had a sophisticated mechanism in place to analyze borrower behavior. This, even after the lesson learnt in 2008, when default rates ruined the country’s economy. Credit score —a tool developed in the 1980s—still happens to be the deciding factor in determining the creditworthiness of an individual, thus leaving the industry at the mercy of a faulty and incomplete method of computation. Why the Methodology is Faulty Today’s…
  • Going Digital Can Help Lenders Deliver a More Customized Experience

    admin
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:05 am
    In the mortgage industry, the one thing that is critical to a lenders business is customization.  As lenders have to build their business around distinct customer segments, customization can transform the borrower-lender relationship into a personalized experience that customers crave for. But what does personalization mean for the lender? It means engaging with the customer in their preferred ways at different touch points. In the traditional form of engagement it would mean the lender visiting the buyer’s home for helping him with the loan process. Surely, it meant making things a lot…
  • MBA’s 101st Annual Convention and Expo 2014

    admin
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:28 am
    The Mortgage Bankers Association 101st Annual Convention & Expo 2014 is an acclaimed mortgage event where mortgage experts and real estate finance professionals from the world over congregate to address the important issues facing the mortgage industry today. The event offers a wealth of business and networking opportunities to top industry leaders and major performers. Attendees can hear from industry experts on the issues impacting mortgage business and also learn about the latest products which can be leveraged to improve services. In keeping with its practice of engaging dynamic…
  • How Technology has changed the Mortgage Landscape

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

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

    ForSaleByOwner
    13 Apr 2015 | 11:48 am
    Ever heard a Realtor on a radio ad or bus stop sign say something like, “My 5 point marketing plan will sell your home fast and for top dollar”? Realtors love to boast about their various marketing techniques that sell homes quickly. As a Realtor for almost 20 years, allow me to let you in on a secret—there really isn’t as much to it as they would like you to believe, and it’s certainly not anything mysterious. Oh sure, they can print up a color brochure for prospective customers to take with them when they view a home for sale or come to an open house. They can put a sign in the…
  • 10 Spots to Clean for a Spring Sale

    ForSaleByOwner
    8 Apr 2015 | 8:37 am
    Spring cleaning isn’t just an annual ritual among house-proud homeowners looking to rid their space from the traces of Old Man Winter, it’s also a crucial step in preparing a home for the selling season. While there’s no quick way to thoroughly deep clean your home, following these simple tips and taking a few small steps to regularly tidy up your space will help make spring cleaning a cinch. Buyers are looking for clean spaces. Finding a home that is clean and looks like new, regardless of when it was built, goes a long way to helping them justify the large down payment they could soon…
  • Home Staging Creates Bidding Wars

    ForSaleByOwner
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:21 pm
    As one of the hottest times to sell your home quickly approaches, many experts suggest bidding wars could become a trend this spring. A bidding war happens in markets where prices rise as a result of the supply of available homes for sale decreases. According to a recent report from The National Association of Realtors, the average supply of available homes for sale is 4.9 months, while in a normal market there is usually a 6 to 7 month supply. That’s proof that demand is growing faster than supply. So, how can a seller take advantage of this and potentially find themselves on the winning…
  • 7 Biggest Real Estate Photography Mistakes to Avoid

    ForSaleByOwner
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:42 pm
    While your home might speak for itself in person, photos of it absolutely need to show your house in its best light. The 2014 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers shows that 92 percent of buyers use the Internet in their home search and 50 percent use a mobile website or app. With the Internet and mobile apps being so driven by images, it’s never been more important to have high quality, attention-grabbing photos in your listing. Before you break out your iPhone and start snapping away, check out the biggest — and most common — mistakes home sellers make when it comes to real estate…
  • Six Ways to Win a Bidding War

    ForSaleByOwner
    11 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    Want to make sure that you win your dream home in a bidding war? Joel Cone of Auction.com outlines the steps to a successful purchase when multiple buyers are vying for one home for sale. Today’s higher home prices and tighter housing inventory mean greater competition for consumers and real estate investors. And that competition often results in bidding wars that send the sales price soaring way above the list price. More sales are being financed, too, increasing the number of potential buyers for any particular home—and, given that fewer homes are on the market, making a bidding war all…
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  • Sectional Sofas A Sensible Option For Residence Decor

    Alessia Barbara
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:21 pm
    In the current occasions, the Spiral Staircase is made all over central poles trying to keep the railing on 1 of its aspect only. The stairs are saved narrow and are shut to the poles. They are huge on opposite ends. This can make the stair a bit hard for climbing for the aged persons, or the people who are disabled. Nonetheless, the style and design of these stair is quite properly completed for making it possible for sufficient room, and is not intended for ease and comfort. Moreover, the spiral character makes it possible for the designer to make exciting layout structures, and this has…
  • Elegant Home Decor Extras – Give Your Residence A Full Makeover

    Alessia Barbara
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:19 pm
    Food provides folks jointly and it is about foods that family members come nearer. That becoming stated, the eating place of the property is just one of the most essential places in which conversations acquire off, conversations get nurtured and specials get performed. If you are hunting to provide that exclusivity to your dining place and arranging to buydining household furniture on-line then Homesupershops is the great area. With above twenty,000 merchandise lined up and many more becoming added by the day, Homesupershops offers furniture like dining tables, chairs, bar home furniture,…
  • Basic Steps To Assist You Shed That Pounds For Good

    Alessia Barbara
    19 Apr 2015 | 7:42 am
    Basic Steps To Assist You Shed That Pounds For Good Attempting to drop some weight is much like any task: to accomplish it properly you need to know what-you're undertaking. The issue is there are a lot of ways of losing weight and so significantly suggestions everywhere you change it might not be soft to understand what to complete. why staying with the true and tried weight loss tips underneath can help, that is. Exchange full milk using dairy that is ONEPERCENT or non-fat. They each retain the identical essential nutritional supplements that you simply locate entirely dairy. The only…
  • Yuk Business: Online Mindset Must Embedded in Life Young Entrepreneur

    Alessia Barbara
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:16 pm
    Yuk Business: Online Mindset Must Embedded in Life Young Entrepreneur - The development of the digital age are increasingly making various parties want to use it optimally. As a result, online media appeared, online communication tools also exist, rampant online stores, forums and online communities too crowded. Anyway, things are applying online is being warm. One of them is an online community that instills Business Yuk members to continue thinking online. Let Business itself is a business community which sparked the idea to accommodate the young entrepreneur minimal capital. Up to now,…
  • Best Tooth Whitening Solutions Across The Net The dental professional

    Alessia Barbara
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:43 am
    The Very will begin the procedure by first cleaning your teeth. Every working day I spend at minimum 10 minutes brushing. It is feasible to negotiate with the dentist about the cost. The dentist needs to verify your tooth to make sure that you're appropriate to undergo the therapy. But a great deal of people also choose for having it carried out at house as well. Gum illness is known as a noiseless epidemic. So you'd like to have whiter tooth, but you don't want to go to the dentist for the therapy, or maybe you can't afford the large expense it can be for some individuals (hey, it's…
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    CREOutsider

  • PropFeed: 21st Century Marketing for Commercial Real Estate

    Chris Clark
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:52 am
    How many times have you wished you could send your listings from LoopNet to another aggregator, export them for whatever purpose or efficiently keep your own comps? How much do you dislike LoopNet’s “anti-mobile” interface? How burned do you feel at having to underwrite the cost of free search by paying for LoopNet’s Premium Listing plan? […] Source: CREOutsider
  • Intelishare: A Better Way to Create Great Presentations

    Chris Clark
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:52 am
    One of the most common requests I hear from agents and brokerages is for good looking and easy to use templates for proposals, offerings and flyers. The marketing apps I’ve seen haven’t been very compelling. They’re usually quite limited or have a steep learning curve. And the templates for PowerPoint, Publisher and the like – […] Source: CREOutsider
  • The Demographics of CRE Agents

    Chris Clark
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:51 am
    As you may have noticed, most CRE agents are white males.  While the percentages vary depending on the study and what positions/specialties are included, females represent anywhere from 10% to over 40% of the work force with minorities representing around 5%. They’re also old – and getting older.  Between 2002 and today, the median age […] Source: CREOutsider
  • Social Networks Marketing Update

    Chris Clark
    11 Mar 2015 | 5:47 am
    Social networks are always adding new features to their platforms. Some are obvious but others aren’t. And some are useful or nothing but a pain. This latest crop of updates offers some features that may actually be useful to CRE agents or brokerages. Facebook Call to Action Button Steady yourself. Facebook is offering a marketing […] Source: CREOutsider
  • Market Your CRE Content with Flipboard

    Chris Clark
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:45 am
    Flipboard is one of the most popular and stylish news readers for mobile devices. It’s also a popular referrer, often at the top of the list of sites sending traffic to many company websites and blogs. While Flipboard provides many of its own personally curated content, users can create their own for private or public […] Source: CREOutsider
 
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    Underwritings Blog

  • Five Tips to Increase Your Home’s Value

    Jim McNiff
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Like most people, you’ll probably buy several houses over your lifetime. And with each sale, you anticipate walking away with a profit, but this doesn’t always happen. Home values in the neighborhood can depreciate, and if your equity takes a hit, this affects the resale value of your property. Fortunately, there are several things you can do while living in the home to gradually increase your home’s value. 1. Update the bathrooms and kitchen An ugly, outdated bathroom and kitchen can pull down your home’s value. Additionally, since it takes more money to renovate these spaces,…
  • Current Mortgage Rates for Monday, April 20, 2015

    Michael Kraus
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    Last week, mortgage rates were effectively unchanged.  With the exception of a two day improvement after the release of the disappointing March employment report, rates have pretty much been flat since the beginning of the month.  And while there have been day-to-day and week-to-week fluctuations in rates, there really hasn’t been much net movement all year.  I cite this information all the time, but I think it is instructive: at the beginning of the year, Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey had the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 3.73%.  It topped…
  • 5 Options for Avoiding Foreclosure

    Jennifer Esposito
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Falling behind on your mortgage payments may mean that foreclosure is around the corner—something everyone wants to avoid. Foreclosure damages your credit and can keep you from owning another home for years.  Here are 5 options you still have. Transfer the loan. If you’re less concerned with keeping your house than you are with keeping your credit and financial history intact, you may want to check to see if your mortgage is assumable or not. If yours is, then you could transfer the loan to anyone who qualifies, allowing you to sell your home with minimal fees. Even if your loan isn’t…
  • Current Mortgage Rates for Friday, April 17, 2015

    Michael Kraus
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:16 am
    As fits with the recent theme, mortgage bonds were close to unchanged at the end of the day yesterday, losing ground in the morning, and then rallying in the afternoon.  This morning MBS opened in the green, and then promptly sold off, and are now sitting right around unchanged.  I would be surprised if we see any significant change in mortgage rates today – we really haven’t seen much significant change in mortgage rates this year. Just to illustrate: yesterday’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey from Freddie Mac showed the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage to be…
  • How to Get a Mortgage With Little Savings

    Eric Khan
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:37 am
    If you don’t have a lot of cash in your savings account, you might think you can’t qualify for a mortgage. Between closing costs and down payments, getting a mortgage is expensive. And some first-time homebuyers think every mortgage lender requires a 20 percent down payment. However, many lenders require much less from buyers, which is good news if you have little savings. The truth is, there are several mortgage provisions for people in your situation. Here’s a look at four options for getting a mortgage with little savings. Low down payment mortgage loans You don’t need a large…
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  • Louisville Area Home For Sale | 5313 Silver Wing Blvd Louisville, KY 40241

    Bob
    6 Apr 2015 | 9:33 am
    If you liked Louisville Area Home For Sale | 5313 Silver Wing Blvd Louisville, KY 40241, then you may also want to view more homes for sale in Louisville, KY. Related Louisville Real Estate: Louisville Home For Sale | 3504 Vale Cir Louisville, KY 40241 Louisville Home For Sale | 12101 Dixon Park Blvd Louisville, KY 40299 Louisville Area Home For Sale at 16 Henry Ct Fisherville, KY
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    Bob
    6 Apr 2015 | 9:17 am
    If you liked Louisville Area Home For Sale | 405 Pin Oak Dr. Taylorsville, KY 40071, then you may also want to view more homes for sale in Louisville, KY. Related Louisville Real Estate: Louisville Area Home For Sale at 16 Henry Ct Fisherville, KY Louisville Area Home For Sale at 321 Piatt Pl Middelton, KY 40223 Louisville Area Home For Sale | 6018 Edgemont Way Shelbyville, KY 40065
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    Bob
    6 Apr 2015 | 9:05 am
    If you liked Louisville Area Home For Sale | 910 Artisan Pkwy La Grange, KY 40031, then you may also want to view more homes for sale in Louisville, KY. Related Louisville Real Estate: Louisville Area Home For Sale at 16 Henry Ct Fisherville, KY Louisville Area Home For Sale at 321 Piatt Pl Middelton, KY 40223 Louisville Area Home For Sale | 6018 Edgemont Way Shelbyville, KY 40065
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    Bob
    6 Apr 2015 | 8:41 am
    If you liked Louisville Area Home For Sale | 4628 Echo Valley Dr Crestwood, KY 40014, then you may also want to view more homes for sale in Louisville, KY. Related Louisville Real Estate: Louisville Area Home For Sale at 16 Henry Ct Fisherville, KY Louisville Area Home For Sale at 321 Piatt Pl Middelton, KY 40223 Louisville Area Home For Sale | 6018 Edgemont Way Shelbyville, KY 40065
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    28 Mar 2015 | 12:49 am
    If you liked Louisville Home For Sale | 6304 Eureka Ave Louisville, KY 40216, then you may also want to view more homes for sale in Louisville, KY. Related Louisville Real Estate: Louisville Home For Sale at 1856 Heaton Rd Louisville, KY 40216 Louisville Home For Sale | 2403 Adrienne Way Louisville, KY 40216 Louisville Home For Sale | 811 W Evelyn Ave Louisville, KY 40215
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  • Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio: Construction Resources, Inc.

    Courtney Rogers
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Today’s All About Real Estate guest on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio is Antoinette Copeland, design center director for Construction Resources, Inc. Currently celebrating its 45th anniversary in business, Construction Resources is a conglomerate of companies that includes Atlanta Kitchen, Atlanta Glass & Mirror, Atlanta Marble and Builders Floor Covering & Tile. Thanks to this [...]
  • Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio: Greater Gwinnett Championship

    Courtney Rogers
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:13 pm
    Featured on this week’s edition of Around Atlanta is the Greater Gwinnett Championship, a stop on the PGA Champions Tour held at TPC Sugarloaf. Taking place now through Sunday, April 19, the tournament is in its third year. Stan Hall, the executive director of the Gwinnett Sports Commission, is on hand to discuss the exciting [...]
  • Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio: SouthOaks at Cascade

    Courtney Rogers
    15 Apr 2015 | 2:11 pm
    Home buyers on Atlanta’s Southside can take advantage of an exceptional incentive at SouthOaks at Cascade, a new community of ranch condominium homes. Featured as the current Deal of the Week on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio, Premier Residential is offering buyers a finished veranda at 50 percent off, as well as an appliance package [...]
  • Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio: Workplace Coaching with Katrina C. Johnson

    Courtney Rogers
    10 Apr 2015 | 2:31 pm
    Today’s All About Real Estate edition of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio features an interview with leadership coach Katrina Johnson. Owner of KCJ Consulting, Katrina helps business leaders who are struggling with getting the best results from themselves or their employees. A psychologist by trade, Katrina is a self-professed science nerd with a doctorate from Emory. [...]
  • Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio: Byers Landing from The Providence Group

    Courtney Rogers
    8 Apr 2015 | 9:14 am
    The current Deal of the Week on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio comes from The Providence Group of Georgia, LLC. The luxury home builder is giving buyers with new contracts that close by April 30, 2015 a $5,000 or $10,000 Buyer Bonus* to use on design options or upgrades, as well as $3,000 in closing [...]
 
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  • Your Job Relocation Guide

    Jessica Ryan
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:27 am
    Crossroads are intended to restore order but they might as well cause confusion. Crossroads are designed to improve traffic organization. Being at a crossroads in life, however, usually causes confusion and disorientation. There is no way to know which of the roads ahead of you will lead to success but yet you need to keep moving on. And if you have had the stroke of luck to be offered a lucrative position in the field of your professional expertise, the choice as to what direction your life should move in has to be made really quickly. However, the decision could prove to be a tough one even…
  • 4 Ways To Keep Your Sense Of Humor Alive When Moving

    Joshua Green
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:55 am
    When your relocation gives you a broken plate, make yourself a cute porcelain piglet. Everybody knows that moving is no laughing matter. Ask a person who has recently survived a residential move how many times they laughed during the feverish pre-move preparations, on the stress-packed moving day and later during the tough post relocation period, and they’d probably look at you as if you had lost your mind. “Wait and you’ll see for yourself!” would probably be their laconic answer. And they would be right to say so. The elaborate and time-consuming process of moving house is not the…
  • Tips For Moving To Temporary Housing

    Jessica Ryan
    9 Apr 2015 | 6:26 am
    Short term housing provides a temporary shelter for your dreams – until you settle down permanently. Many species of birds migrate annually in search of a milder climate and abundant food. They move temporarily, sometimes half the way around the globe, to a place that provides a higher chance of survival and more favorable living conditions. Human beings also move houses in pursuit of happiness and better living standards. Sometimes the relocation is only temporary but, unlike birds, people are faced with many tough decisions and tedious preparations when moving – especially if…
  • 5 Moving Tips Your Movers Will Never Give You

    Joshua Green
    7 Apr 2015 | 7:13 am
    Most professional moving companies are known to give useful moving advice to their customers in order to help them optimize their short distance or long distance relocation across the country. Time-saving packing tips and stress-relieving moving day tips top the list, of course, but some movers are even willing to give their current or would-be clients some practical cost-saving tips in an attempt to secure their relocation jobs. Such highly reputable movers deserve nothing but praise for their genuine efforts to help millions of people move problem- and stress-free to another home in the…
  • 8 Tips For Moving On A Tight Budget

    Joshua Green
    2 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Once you manage to process the surprising news that the time to move house is just around the corner, and shock or elation give way to acceptance, your brain will most certainly get occupied with disturbing thoughts of dollar signs tattooed all over them. Your mind may go into overdrive with essential questions such as, “How much will my move cost?” and “How to move on a tight budget?“. At first, the trick of moving all your household items from your current home to your new residence without completely emptying your savings account may seem too much for a humble magician like…
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  • NAR study: Return buyers to boost housing demand

    Florida Realtors® News
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:28 am
    WASHINGTON – April 20, 2015 – Formerly distressed homeowners with restored credit are re-entering the housing market. However, damaged credit profiles and lender overlays will greatly restrict the overall share of those eligible to buy, according to new research from the National Association of Realtors. NAR expects Florida, along with California and Arizona, to see the largest share of return buyers over the next decade. NAR analyzed the nearly 9.3 million homeowners that underwent a foreclosure, received a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure, or short sold between 2006 and 2014 to estimate the…
  • The real reason millennials aren’t buying

    Florida Realtors® News
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:11 am
    WASHINGTON – April 20, 2015 – Rents are rapidly rising, jumping 14 percent since 2010 – yet many young adults continue to delay homeownership and rent instead. While debts and saving for a downpayment continue to be big homeownership barriers for some millennials, a few housing analysts say that the main reason they aren’t buying is simply because they have no urgency to do so. “Millennials are getting married later in life than previous generations, and a sense of urgency to purchase comes with stability, marriage and growing families,” says Joan Kamens, a real estate…
  • NAR to Congress: Ease access to mortgages

    Florida Realtors® News
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:40 am
    WASHINGTON – April 17, 2015 – The U.S. toughened mortgage-lending standards after the housing meltdown as a way to avoid a repeat performance – but have the new standards gone too far in the other direction? According to testimony by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) yesterday, they have. Unnecessary regulatory burdens are preventing qualified, credit-worthy borrowers from obtaining the American Dream of homeownership, NAR told the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. “Realtors support strong underwriting standards to protect consumers from the risky…
  • NAR to Congress: Ease access to mortgages

    Florida Realtors® News
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:40 am
    WASHINGTON – April 17, 2015 – The U.S. toughened mortgage-lending standards after the housing meltdown as a way to avoid a repeat performance – but have the new standards gone too far in the other direction? According to testimony by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) yesterday, they have. Unnecessary regulatory burdens are preventing qualified, credit-worthy borrowers from obtaining the American Dream of homeownership, NAR told the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. “Realtors support strong underwriting standards to protect consumers from the risky…
  • NAR to Congress: Ease access to mortgages

    Florida Realtors® News
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:29 am
    WASHINGTON – April 17, 2015 – The U.S. toughened mortgage-lending standards after the housing meltdown as a way to avoid a repeat performance – but have the new standards gone too far in the other direction? According to testimony by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) yesterday, they have. Unnecessary regulatory burdens are preventing qualified, credit-worthy borrowers from obtaining the American Dream of homeownership, NAR told the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. “Realtors support strong underwriting standards to protect consumers from the risky…
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  • Calgary Condos For Sale, 5 Things To Consider Before Buying

    Crystal Tost
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:24 am
    Looking for Calgary condos for sale and don't know where to start? So many condos for sale in Calgary that you're feeling overwhelmed at them all not knowing if one your interested in is a good deal or bad one? Well here are 5 things to consider before buying a condo in the Calgary real estate market. Caption: Calgary condos for sale CALGARY CONDOS FOR SALE, BUYING TIP #1: HIRE A CALGARY REALTOR ® Video: Crystal Tost is an award winning calgary REALTOR® whose honest with great results! I know you have heard and seen the word REALTOR ®  (it has to be all capitals) but may not…
  • Calgary Condos For Sale, Traps To Avoid When Buying

    Crystal Tost
    8 Apr 2015 | 6:08 am
    When your looking for a Calgary condos for sale, particularly as an investor, it’s best to avoid traps and be an informed buyer. There’s doubt in the Calgary real estate market due to the 2015 oil crisis and it is more vital than ever to be aware of your Calgary real estate investment. Venturing into unfamiliar territory and praying for the best is dangerous business, thankfully you can hire a top rated Calgary REALTOR® like me to help you out. Please view my great 5-star reviews on Google. Video: Crystal Tost: Award Winning Calgary REALTOR®, Honest and Great Results!
  • Calgary Real Estate February 2015 Monthly Housing Statistics

    Crystal Tost
    12 Mar 2015 | 10:01 am
    The latest Calgary housing market report shows some ups and downs for the city. Overall, new listings are slowing down, which means there is likely to be some downward pressure on the supply growth within the Calgary resale market. While Calgary home sales remained below the long-term averages for the month of February and year-over-year new listings growth fell from 37 percent in January to nine percent in February, inventory levels increased to 5,474 units. Nonetheless, while the supply levels are higher than what the market has seen in awhile, they are still falling short of the record…
  • Price Gap Between Condos And Houses Largest In Years

    Crystal Tost
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:05 am
    CALGARY REAL ESTATE NEWS – For a lot of people buying homes for the first time, condominiums have been a way to transition from owning your own home to owning your dream home. However, an influx of upcoming condos and aggressive bidding battles for modern detached houses has led to an increasing gap between the rates of house and condo prices which hit the peak last year. Comparing Housing and Condo Price The average price gap in December between a one family house and a condo for sale in the market reached $320,000.  Canada’s four main cities were affected by this which are…
  • MLS Listings Calgary: 37% Increase in Listings, Prices Still Stable

    Crystal Tost
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:20 am
    CALGARY REAL ESTATE NEWS - In spite of new MLS listings increasing by 37% in relation to January, Calgary homes for sale prices are still stable amid surplus.  Crystal Tost, Top 3 Calgary REMAX REALTOR® of 2014, sells another home this month A report on sales by CREB (Calgary Real Estate Board) last month detailed the percentage increase in listings and sales. CREB noted a decline in sales January year over year, which is due to low customer confidence. This low confidence is triggered by low prices in oil, due to Calgary Oil Crisis 2015 and Alberta’s status in the energy…
 
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  • Niarbyl Beauty Spot Between The Wars

    Simon Costain
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:50 am
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  • Isle of Man Property Sales

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

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

    Simon Costain
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:44 am
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    Frederick Real Estate Online

  • Small Home Improvements That Make A Big Impact

    Karen Highland
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:10 am
    Keeping up with home improvements is the best way to maintain and improve your home’s value. When homeowners defer the maintenance, when they decide to sell their home, they often find that the list of repairs and updates is overwhelming. If you are a getting ready to sell your home, and you’re a homeowner who keeps up with the maintenance, you can have the luxury of attending to the small home improvements that can make a big impact. Or, if you’re not in the place to do any major renovations right now, and your appliances are newer and working just fine, here are a few…
  • Ballenger Creek Real Estate Market Report – Spring 2015

    Karen Highland
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Ballenger Creek Neighborhood Real Estate Market Report – 2015 Frederick Neighborhood Report: Ballenger Creek Ballenger Creek is a community with several neighborhoods in the city of Frederick, that offer a superb location for the many Frederick residents who travel south for employment. Ballenger Creek neighborhoods are convenient to major travel routes, shopping, and all the amenities of Frederick. Several neighborhoods of single-family homes, townhouses, and condominiums include: Farmbrook Kingsbrook Ballenger Creek Center Ballenger Crossing Wellington Trace Linton Robin Meadows…
  • Frederick Real Estate Market – March 2015

    Karen Highland
    11 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    Frederick County Real Estate Market Snapshot – March 2015 provided by the Highland Group The real estate market in Frederick was quite active in March. Here is a snapshot of Frederick County real estate statistics: Real Estate Statistics in Frederick Md Average Home Sales Price:  $285,000: up 1% from last March. Average Single-Family Sales Price:  $334,900, barely down 1.5% Average Attached Home Sales Price:  $214,100, up 5% from last year. A greater number of Townhouses sold this year compared to last: 25% more More single-family homes sold compared to last year: 25% more*…
  • Maxwell Place Condominiums in Frederick Md

    Karen Highland
    10 Apr 2015 | 6:40 am
    Maxwell Place Condominiums Maxwell Place Condominiums in Frederick Md, in the historic District, have a beautiful view of Carroll Creek Promenade. There are 68-units in the building with the unique feature of 196 parking spaces in the center, surrounded by the luxury condominiums. The condos are managed by Clagett Management, 7540 North Market Street. There are 23 different floor plans built by K-Hovnanian Builders. The condos were completed in 2006, with the grand opening of the Carroll Creek Linear Park. Much of the original red brick from the previous historic bus station was reused on…
  • Spring Ridge Neighborhood Real Estate Report – Spring 2015

    Karen Highland
    9 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Frederick Neighborhood Report: Spring Ridge Spring Ridge is a planned community, a large neighborhood in east Frederick that offers Single-family houses, townhouses and condominiums, as well as an apartment complex for active adults. Spring Ridge Boundaries: The community is located directly from Route 144, Old National Pike, east of the Monocacy River. There are two entrances from Route 144, the main entrance into the market district, and the secondary entrance which accesses Spring Ridge Elementary School. • East: Bordered by Meadow Road • West: Monocacy River • North: Linganore…
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  • Higher Premiums for Walkable Locations

    Jonas222
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:10 am
    Walking is the new driver for commercial property values. According to the article, “Commercial Assets in Walkable Locations Command Premium Prices, Rents,” if tenants can walk to locations from the officelandlords can charge higher rents, and investors will be willing to pay for more.  read more
  • Industrial Movers and Shakers

    Jonas222
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:08 am
    National Real Estate Investor and the Society of Industrial Realtors partnered for an in-depth report on the industrial sector called “Digital Research Report: Industrial.” The report shares the sentiment of 215 investors, developers, and brokers around the nation who responded to an online survey. (With a quick registration on the NREI site, you can read all of the here.)   read more
  • Report Says Retail Rages On

    Jonas222
    7 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Marcus & Millichap released its “2015 National Retail Report” to reveal that the retail sector is raging on, as evidenced by the sales volume in 2014, which hit $83.5 billion, representing a 33 percent growth.   read more
  • Hotel Growth Expected

    Jonas222
    2 Apr 2015 | 11:47 am
    Not to be undone by other commercial real estate, the hotel sector is expected to experience growth this year, according to this GlobeSt.com article written by Paul Bubny. He reports that RevPAR growth, a key indicator, is expected to increase by 6 percent this year. Bubny also reports that the growth is expected to continue over the next three years.   read more
  • Industrial Growth Expected through 2018

    Jonas222
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:55 am
    The industrial sector is expected to keep its positive momentum going all the way to 2018, according to this report you can read at GlobeSt.com. Citing Cushman & Wakefield and Colliers International, Paul Bubny writes that both firms say vacancy rates for industrial space have dropped. read more
 
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  • Lethbridge Real Estate Market Update: March 2015

    Karri Flatla
    7 Apr 2015 | 1:38 pm
    City of Lethbridge – Single Family Homes March 2015: Sales to active listings ratio: 26% (138/539) For same month last year: 18% (99/562) Average sale price: $309,720 For same month last year: $285,786 Average Cumulative Days on Market: 82 For same month last year: 85 PENDING sales as of this post date: 39 March 2015, Year-to-Date: Total number of sales: 275 For same […]
  • Will Higher Closing Costs in Alberta Really Deter Homebuyers?

    Karri Flatla
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Everyone woke up this morning to a slightly different Alberta. That is, to ease the pain of a looming deficit, the government will be taxing Albertans a little more than what we’ve been used to. Health care levies and more taxes at the pump are coming into effect immediately. And if you’re buying a home this […]
  • Lethbridge Real Estate Market Update: February 2015

    Karri Flatla
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:04 pm
    City of Lethbridge – Single Family Homes February 2015: Sales to active listings ratio: 17% (84/502) For same month last year: 16% (79/488) Average sale price: $300,490 For same month last year: $278,216 Average Cumulative Days on Market: 106 For same month last year: 114 PENDING sales as of this post date: 43 February 2015, Year-to-Date: Total number […]
  • 5 Things to Know When Buying a New-Construction Home in Lethbridge

    Karri Flatla
    18 Feb 2015 | 3:07 pm
    Ah, the smell of sawdust and fresh paint! Hits my senses every time I walk into a new home in Lethbridge. And it will hit your senses too. Hard. New-home smell is an intoxicating force. After all, who can resist the thought of waking up to brand new everything? Despite the emotional appeal, however, there can […]
  • Lethbridge Real Estate Market Update: January 2015

    Karri Flatla
    4 Feb 2015 | 3:23 pm
    City of Lethbridge – Single Family Homes January 2015: Sales to active listings ratio: 11% (53/462, 8.7 months’ inventory) For same month last year: 15% (67/445, 6.6 months’ inventory) Average sale price: $278,899 For same month last year: $277,210 Average Cumulative Days on Market: 104 PENDING sales as of this post date: 33 City of Lethbridge – Condos […]
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  • 7 Things Contact Management Software Can Do for Your Real Estate Business

    Candace Green
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    This post originally appeared on Inman.  See the original article here. You know the drill in the life of a real estate agent. Your phone rings in the middle of dinner. The inspector can’t find the property. The sellers want to change the date of the open house. You have a contract to draft before your next listing appointment, and you still have to make prospecting calls. If you’re part of the 17 percent of real estate agents that employ an assistant (Placester, 2014) you’re lucky enough to get some support for administration and organizational tasks.… Read the rest
  • Why Outlook Shouldn’t Be Your Real Estate CRM

    Candace Green
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Walk into an office and there’s a good chance the employees are using Microsoft Outlook as their primary work email provider. And for good reason! It’s a wonderful email service; we even use it as an email provider at IXACT Contact.  However, Microsoft Outlook is not functional as a real estate CRM. Maybe you’re considering using Microsoft Outlook for real estate contact management, or perhaps you’re already using it and have discovered that Outlook just doesn’t cut it.  A true real estate CRM is specifically designed to help you build a referrals-based business by making it easy…
  • Best Time Management Tips for Real Estate Agents

    Candace Green
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Today I want to share an article with you by Melinda Goodwin for Inman.  It discusses 5 time management tips for real estate agents that will help you make the most out of your work day and help increase productivity. One of the most common things we hear from REALTORS is that there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done.  These tips and action steps can help you accomplish more, reduce stress and remain focused on real estate success.  … Read the rest
  • Spring Cleaning for Real Estate Contact Management

    Candace Green
    14 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Spring is in the air and you know what that means – lots of fresh new leads looking to buy and sell homes!  The arrival of spring reminds us of new beginnings, fresh opportunities and, yes, spring cleaning.  Now I don’t know if you use this season to wash your windows or reorganize your closet, but I do know that it’s a good time for REALTORS® to re-evaluate your real estate contact management. Although we gain more hours of sunlight in spring, it can actually feel like there are fewer hours available when you’re a busy Realtor! … Read the rest
  • Powerful Statistics About Email Marketing for REALTORS®

    Carrie Gable
    9 Apr 2015 | 8:16 am
    Earlier this year, Salesforce released their 2015 State of Marketing Report that drew insights from over 5,000 professional marketers. The survey included many statistics that are helpful for real estate professionals. We’re going to highlight the email findings: Email marketing is growing. 73% of marketers state that email marketing is core to their business. 60% of marketers claim that email is a critical enabler of products and services. 74% of marketers believe email produces or will produce ROI in the future.… Read the rest
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  • What is my Kathleen GA Home Worth in March 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:38 pm
    What is my Kathleen GA Home Worth in March 2015 Potential sellers in the real estate market in Kathleen GA who have been wondering “What is my Kathleen GA home worth in March 2015?” will find in this report it is a great time to enter the market. With only 4 months of inventory in […] The post What is my Kathleen GA Home Worth in March 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • What is my Centerville GA Home Worth in March 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:55 pm
    What is my Centerville GA Home Worth in March 2015 Sellers who want to know “What is my Centerville GA home worth in March 2015″ have come to the right spot. With many markets in Houston County moving forward consumers want to know if this market is doing the same. Sales dipped this past month down […] The post What is my Centerville GA Home Worth in March 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • What is my Byron GA Home Worth in March 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    18 Apr 2015 | 1:58 pm
    What is my Byron GA Home Worth in March 2015 Real estate consumers who have been yearning to find out “What is my Byron GA home worth in March 2015?” will find the answer to that question and many others in this article. The real estate market in Byron GA is moving quickly and consumers who […] The post What is my Byron GA Home Worth in March 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • What is My Bonaire GA Home Worth in March 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:48 am
    What is My Bonaire GA Home Worth in March 2015 Spring has arrived which has brought plenty of new buyers and investors to this real estate market this past month. What it did not bring is a lot of new sellers. For those who are considering listing their home and want to know “What is my […] The post What is My Bonaire GA Home Worth in March 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • Purchasing A Fixer-Upper Property

    Anita Clark Realtor
    6 Apr 2015 | 1:19 pm
    When is Purchasing a Fixer-Upper Home Worth the Cost? There are several good reasons why property buyers like purchasing a fixer-upper, especially people who have been around the block a few times and who know how to make every dollar invested work for them. With a fixer-upper you typically pay less for a home which means you often […] The post Purchasing A Fixer-Upper Property appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
 
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    Real Estate Valuation | IRR on Real Estate blog

  • Union Station finally lives up to its name, and multifamily is going modular

    Ray Cirz
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Here are the news stories you might have missed this week: The New York Times: Union Station in Washington has grand development plan Washington, D.C.’s Union Station has long stood divided from the city it serves, but a billion-dollar development plan hopes to reunite the station with its adjacent neighborhoods by building up the surrounding area with retail space, office developments, hotels, housing, and parks and plazas.  Dubbed Burnham Place, the $8.5 billion plan involves …
  • Lulling shoppers with private daycare, and betting on the South Bronx

    Ray Cirz
    10 Apr 2015 | 1:43 pm
    Here are the news stories you might have missed this week: The Wall Street Journal: Jersey City mayor seeks to limit chain stores downtown Jersey City wants to break from the shackles of chain restaurants and stores.  The mayor has proposed new rules that would limit chain retailers in the city’s downtown, aiming to keep locally owned shops in business and make Jersey City a true destination.  Proponents of these regulations say it will keep …
  • Keystone XL: How Energy, Government, and the Economy Interact – A Guest Post from Llenrock Group

    Ray Cirz
    7 Apr 2015 | 6:03 am
    This post from Eric Hawthorn is part of our Llenrock Group guest post series and originally appeared on the Llenrock Group blog. The energy sector, of course, is a huge driver of local economies, the national employment rate, and commercial real estate values and demand throughout the country. I’ve discussed this subject before, of course, in the context of such things as the Marcellus and Bakken shale plays and the industry that’s sprung up around …
  • How the OC plans to stay youthful, and why renters want to stay put

    Ray Cirz
    6 Apr 2015 | 6:46 am
    Here are the news stories you might have missed last week: The New York Times: Office space is hard to find for Silicon Valley newcomers The only thing higher than some tech firms’ valuations is the rent they pay.  San Francisco’s office market is booming, and office rents are astronomical.  Startups, already faced with the challenges of gaining notoriety and financial backing, are particularly burdened by these high rent rates, as they add one more obstacle …
  • Philadelphia’s CBD office market is drawing new investor attention

    John Pasquarella
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Philadelphia may lack the famous addresses of New York City and the dominance in a booming sector like San Francisco in tech, but the city does offer investors and companies one important quality, and that’s stability.  It’s that stability that’s steering investment toward the expanding and robust Philadelphia office market. Compared to other U.S. cities, Philadelphia’s Central Business District office market is strong; the city experienced booming transaction volume activity in 2014 over its five-year …
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    The Oatley Team

  • Home of the Week: 3621 Brownsboro Rd.

    Laura
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:47 pm
    The Oatley Team 3621 Brownsboro Rd. is our Home of the Week! This condo was just recently back on market! You don’t want to miss out on this one. It is a beautifully updated 2 bedroom 1st floor condo located in a great convenient location! This gorgeous home features an updated kitchen with a nice compliment of appliances […] Laura
  • Home of the Week: 1012 Fossil Creek Circle

    Laura
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:09 pm
    The Oatley Team Beautiful and well maintained home in Landis Springs! This four bedroom and three and a half baths has a FINISHED BASEMENT! The home has an OPEN floor plan and features a ton of upgrades including GRANITE, open kitchen with island, custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, GAS range, high volume ceilings, arches, lots of trim work. […] Laura
  • Home of the Week:513 Locust Creek

    Laura
    8 Apr 2015 | 6:16 pm
    The Oatley Team If you have been looking for a home in Locust Creek we have found your home! This 5 bedroom 4.5 bath all brick home includes so many upgrades! Including but not limited to, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, hardwoods throughout most of first floor, crown molding throughout main rooms. The first floor features an eat-in […] Laura
  • Home of the Week: 2631 Hedgepath Trail

    Laura
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:02 am
    The Oatley Team This home is beautifully updated. It has four bedrooms and two and a half bath. To top it all off it is on a private cul-de sac and has a gorgeous back yard. This fantastic home features a recently updated kitchen with granite, mosaic tile backsplash, stunning cabinetry, eat in area with see through fireplace […] Laura
  • Home of the Week: 723 N Hite Ave

    Laura
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:03 pm
    The Oatley Team This great condo is move in ready! Welcome home to this fabulous 2 bedroom, 2 full bathroom first floor unit perfect for entertaining! You will find an open floor plan with spacious living area which includes fireplace and sliding glass door to private yard space and an eat-in kitchen with lots of cabinet space! The […] Laura
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    PropertyCluster.com Blog

  • What You Really Need To Know About Real Estate Investment

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

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

    Rebecca
    11 Mar 2015 | 11:09 pm
    Selling your home is a big decision and among the many things you will consider, make sure mold growth is one of them. This is because if the house you wish to sell has a problem of mold you are legally bound to inform the prospective buyer or the appraiser /real estate agent. Mold has been known to cause many health issues so there are both health and legal issues to consider before selling a home with mold. As a seller you need to know the risks of selling a home with mold, the potential health hazards it could pose to those buying your home as well as the laws which offer some amount of…
  • The Impact of School Locations on Home Prices

    Rebecca
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:26 am
    Buying a home is a great decision but not an easy one.  A home is an investment and buyers consider a number of factors before zeroing in on a place they want to put their money in. Let us look at some of the buying trends. Some of the key parameters people consider before taking a decision on buying a home are – apart from the budget, design and layout of the house, is the proximity of the house to the supermarket and healthcare services as well as basic amenities. These few considerations help prospective homebuyers from taking a decision. There is one other aspect which also plays a…
  • 7 Negotiation Tips For The Home Buyers [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Rebecca
    9 Feb 2015 | 11:18 pm
    Negotiation is both an art and a science. You need to deal in a way that not only appeases you but also appears favorable for the seller. While negotiating, you also need to act timely and smartly. A single slip can throw the ball in the court of another buyer who may be equally desperate for the piece of property you have set your eye on. Here we offer you some tips to simplify the deal-making process and help you strike a winning deal. Information Used to Create Infographic (Source): PropertyCluster.com Feel free to Subscribe to our PropertyCluster Blog to stay up to date with our latest…
 
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    Philadelphia Real Estate Blog

  • Phabulous Philly Home of the Week: 756 S. Chadwick Street

    17 Apr 2015 | 7:25 pm
    A gorgeous, light filled townhome in Graduate Hospital with 1 car garage! This extra wide, 2700sq ft home with finished basement includes a number of desirable features throughout, including hardwood flooring, high ceilings, recessed lighting, tons of closet and storage space, large windows and three outdoor spaces for you to enjoy. The first floor tiled foyer welcomes all, and includes interior access to the garage, as well as a full, tiled bathroom and light filled bedroom with sliding glass door to the rear yard- perfect for lounging on those warm, sunny days! You'll adore the home's open…
  • Phabulous Philly Home of the Week: 756 S. Chadwick Street

    17 Apr 2015 | 7:25 pm
    A gorgeous, light filled townhome in Graduate Hospital with 1 car garage! This extra wide, 2700sq ft home with finished basement includes a number of desirable features throughout, including hardwood flooring, high ceilings, recessed lighting, tons of closet and storage space, large windows and three outdoor spaces for you to enjoy. The first floor tiled foyer welcomes all, and includes interior access to the garage, as well as a full, tiled bathroom and light filled bedroom with sliding glass door to the rear yard- perfect for lounging on those warm, sunny days! You'll adore the home's open…
  • Open Houses in 19147 for April 18 & 19

    17 Apr 2015 | 1:57 pm
    70 open houses featured this weekend in 19147! We broke last weeks record of 50-something.  Below is a list of all of the open houses this weekend in Queen Village, Bella Vista, Hawthorne, Passyunk Square, Dickinson Narrows.  The list includes date and time of the open house. Queen VillageBella VistaHawthornePassyunk SquareDickinson Narrows Download the complete list with dates and times here Complete list of open houses this weekend in text belowCall us at 215-392-0230 to schedule a private appointment to see any of these!   Address   Price Beds Baths Date/Time   19147 729 S 12th St 200…
  • Open Houses in 19146 for April 18 & 19

    17 Apr 2015 | 1:31 pm
    31 open houses featured this weekend in Graduate Hospital, Point Breeze, Newbold, Southwest Center City, and Grays Ferry.  Plenty to choose from, here is the entire list of open houses for this weekend with dates and times. Graduate HospitalPoint BreezeNewboldSouthwest Center CityGrays Ferry    Download the complete list with dates and times here Complete list of open houses this weekend in text belowCall us at 215-392-0230 to schedule a private appointment to see any of these!   Address   Price Beds Baths Date/Time   19146 1700 Rodman St   $799,900 4 2/1 04/18/2015   19146 2350…
  • 19146 Open Houses for April 11& 12

    17 Apr 2015 | 1:07 pm
    35 open houses featured this weekend in Graduate Hospital, Point Breeze, Newbold, Southwest Center City, and Grays Ferry.  Plenty to choose from, here is the entire list of open houses for this weekend with dates and times. Graduate HospitalPoint BreezeNewboldSouthwest Center CityGrays Ferry  Download the complete list with dates and times here Complete list of open houses this weekend in text belowCall us at 215-392-0230 to schedule a private appointment to see any of these!         Address   Price Beds Baths   Date & Time   6522944 RES ACT 19146 1312 S Bancroft St $349,999 3…
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    The Truth About Mortgage.com

  • Detroit Home Buyers Offered Zero Down Mortgages Up to 150% LTV

    Colin Robertson
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:04 pm
    While this might sound like another exotic mortgage gone wrong, it’s actually a new program geared toward making the city of Detroit better, not worse. And somewhat ironically, it is a ridiculously high LTV mortgage with few underwriting requirements that is being utilized to get a downtrodden city back on its feet. I’m referring to [&hellip
  • Financing Isn’t the Number One Reason Home Purchase Contracts Are Terminated

    Colin Robertson
    14 Apr 2015 | 4:04 pm
    When you think about why home purchase contracts fall apart, mortgage financing is probably the first issue that comes to mind. But there’s actually another reason why most real estate contracts fall through – the home inspection. The February 2015 Realtors Confidence Index Survey asked real estate agents what types of problems they encountered with [&hellip
  • Fannie Mae Is Offering 3% Toward Closing Costs If You Educate Yourself

    Colin Robertson
    14 Apr 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Today, Fannie Mae tweaked their HomePath program a bit more by offering three percent in closing cost assistance if eventual home buyers complete an online homeownership course. The credit can be used to pay for standard home buyer closing costs, points, and prepaids. In order to qualify for the offer, you must be a first-time [&hellip
  • A Good Time to Sell a Home, But Buyers Aren’t Interested?

    Colin Robertson
    9 Apr 2015 | 11:55 am
    Here’s a bit of a quandary. While 2015 might be a good time to sell your home, fewer say they’re interested in buying, according to the latest monthly edition of the National Housing Survey from Fannie Mae. The government-sponsored enterprise noted that just 60% of respondents said they would buy a home if they were [&hellip
  • Lady Antebellum to Pay Fans’ Mortgages

    Colin Robertson
    8 Apr 2015 | 12:17 pm
    What do a popular country band and your mortgage have in common? Probably nothing, unless you’re one of seven lucky winners. A new contest has been launched by, you guessed it, Quicken Loans, and the pop country band Lady Antebellum. The so-called “7FOR7 Sweepstakes” gives seven individuals the chance to get their mortgage paid for [&hellip
 
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    Beazer Homes Blog

  • 4 Tips For Getting Your Garden Ready For Spring

    Beazer Homes
    6 Apr 2015 | 6:46 am
    Spring has sprung in many parts of the United States, and is right around the corner for others. Now is the time to finally get outside and take advantage of warm, but not yet hot, temperatures and bring your garden back to life. Here are some things you can do now to ensure your garden thrives all spring long. 1)    Get a plan together. Planning is the first and most important part of any project. Examine your landscape. Take an inventory of what you have and decide what you will need. Do you have a solid shovel and wheelbarrow?  What type of springs plants and flowers would you like to…
  • Model Home BBQ Bash Opening Event and Weber Grill Giveaway in Fredericksburg, VA

    Beazer Homes
    3 Apr 2015 | 11:10 am
    Help us celebrate the grand opening of our new decorated model home on April 11th, 2015 and you could win a free Weber grill. Summerfield is Beazer’s newest community in Fredericksburg offering beautiful new single family homes and townhomes. Located off Route 1, Summerfield is a commuter’s paradise offering convenience to I-95 and the VRE. Homeowners will also enjoy future amenities such as tot lots, tennis court and trails. The community also features Beazer’s exclusive Choice Plan program which allows you to lay out primary spaces based on the way you want to live at no additional…
  • Road to the BP MS 150

    Beazer Homes
    2 Apr 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Bruce Craig and Troy Radelat are busy leading their divisions, but as you know, they are also preparing for the BP MS 150, a 160 to 180 mile bike ride benefiting the National MS Society. In February, we asked them a few questions about their training. Check out what they had to say: Beazer Homes: How is your training going, in general? Bruce Craig “It’s been challenging to get the desired distances in each week.  Riding during the week is almost impossible this time of year –we’re very busy and with winter hours its dark when I leave for the office and dark when I get home.  Riding…
  • Model Home Grand Opening Event and Caribbean Cruise Giveaway in Reisterstown, MD

    Beazer Homes
    2 Apr 2015 | 9:06 am
    Help us to celebrate the grand opening of our 4 beautifully decorated model homes on April 11th, 2015 and you could win a free Caribbean cruise.  The Gatherings at Quarry Place is Baltimore’s newest and most anticipated 55-and-better condominium community.  Only a couple of turns from I-795 in Reistertown, MD, the community overlooks a gorgeous 31-acre quarry lake that will take your breath away.  Resort-like amenities, an ideal location, safety and security, privacy and convenience – this community truly has it all.  With its array of amenities, you’ll never need to leave your…
  • The Power To Choose Your Home’s Layout With Choice Plans

    Beazer Homes
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:22 am
    How does the flexibility to change your home’s layout, for no additional cost, sound to you? At Beazer Homes we understand that each homeowner is unique and therefore will live in their home differently than their neighbor. Beazer gives you the power to personalize your floorplan, at no additional cost, through our Choice Plans. We provide a plethora of Choice Plan options based on how we’ve discovered Beazer families actually want to live in their home. You may prefer a study over a formal dining room. Perhaps having a deluxe sports shower is more appealing than the traditional…
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    Atlanta Real Estate Forum

  • The Springs at Sterling on the Lake Featured Plan: The Lilac on Home Site 8T

    Stonecrest Homes
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:40 am
    The Springs at Sterling on the Lake, a master-planned community in Flowery Branch, is built on acres of stunning lakes and offers countless outdoor recreation opportunities to its residents. Stonecrest Homes, a builder in The Springs at Sterling on the Lake, offers new home buyers many beautiful home designs, including The Lilac. Located on home site [...]
  • Traton Homes’ Communities Located in Top-Notch School Districts

    Traton Homes
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:26 am
    Traton Homes’ communities feature new homes in metro Atlanta located in areas with some of the best schools in the state. In addition to being located in great public school districts, these communities are near great private schools.  Two communities surrounded by top notch schools are Greenwich Park in John’s Creek and The Enclave at [...]
  • John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods Introduces The Square at Glen Iris

    John Wieland Homes
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:39 am
    John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods is excited to introduce one of its newest neighborhoods, The Square at Glen Iris. Offering luxury townhomes in Old Fourth Ward, the neighborhood is destined to be one of Atlanta’s most vibrant new addresses. The Square is just two blocks from the Beltline and a short walk to Ponce City [...]
  • Bring Your Pup to Canine Pet Rescue’s Bikes, Barks & Bar-B-Q

    Hannah Fowler
    19 Apr 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Whether you’re a motorcycle biker, dog owner or simply an enthusiast of good old-fashioned Bar-B-Q, you won’t want to miss Canine Pet Rescue’s annual Bikes, Barks and Bar-B-Q! Now in its fifth consecutive year, this summer charity event will take place on Saturday, May 16 in Lawrenceville. This year’s motorcycle ride is held in memory [...]
  • Model Grand Opening at Brookhaven Parc by Rockhaven Homes

    Engel & Volkers
    19 Apr 2015 | 8:36 am
    Rockhaven Homes, Atlanta’s premier intown new home builder, announces the grand opening of its newly decorated model at Brookhaven Parc, a new townhome community in Brookhaven. Brookhaven Parc is exclusively listed by Todd Diebold of Engel & Völkers Buckhead Atlanta. Located on quiet streets and surrounded by mature hardwoods near Atlanta’s desirable sophisticated Buckhead area, Brookhaven [...]
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    Bidselect

  • Curb Appeal Ideas from BidSelect

    moswalt
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:45 am
    Spring is the perfect time to revisit or establish the curb appeal of your home.  BidSelect has some great ideas to garnish a few nods of appreciation from your neighbors and make a statement to visitors and guests alike.  Invest in minor updates that will result in a major impact.  Below are some easy and affordable ways to freshen up the front and perimeter of your home. Pick up: Remove the clutter in your yard, around doors, and in windows is not only a safety issue it is visually unappealing.  Secure any loose lines, cables, etc. so that they are not freely dangling at or near the…
  • Finding a Home to Love

    moswalt
    13 Feb 2015 | 12:55 pm
    During the house hunting process there can be a level of excitement in finding a home to love. This could keep one from focusing on basic home functions and features. This rush of exhilaration can be likened to an increase in endorphins. Keeping focused as well as embracing the positive feelings can lead to long term satisfaction making you happy to come home! Let’s look at some of the things to consider when finding a home to love. Affordability vs. Debt: While you may have a desire to own a larger home, or one in a better community, consider current and future bills and the ability to…
  • Place the Winning Bid

    moswalt
    10 Feb 2015 | 8:54 am
    You have found the perfect home and now you want to place the winning bid.  Ensure your strategy for submitting an offer is one that will position you in the best light as a contender.  Most buyers are aware before they start house hunting that they should be prequalified and have their finances lined up in advance as well as take advantage of utilizing the talents of a trusted real estate agent.  The following focus points take into account that you have already done both. Listen and be available: When you have decided to make an offer, have honest discussions and listen to the advice of…
  • Preparing For Your At-Home Big Game Party

    moswalt
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:06 pm
    Preparing for your at-home Big Game party takes time and is part of the process in hosting the loud cheering, food eating company that will be invited to share the day with you!  Conversely the NFL prepares the stadium, books the halftime entertainment, plans for security and ensures game balls are properly inflated.  Leaving nothing to chance it makes sense to prepare and plan for your own event. This is a let it all out, enjoy friends and family, and eat what you can type of party!  So yes, you should plan but do so with the spirit of fun and relaxation in mind. Remember the focus IS the…
  • Civil Rights and Fair Housing

    moswalt
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Civil rights paved the way for many and sparked rapid change that among other legislative events led to the Fair Housing Act.  Enacted in 1968, as Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Fair Housing Act provided Americans with constitutional rights and continues to guide housing practices today. In summary, the Fair Housing Act meant that you were no longer allowed to discriminate against or refuse to sell, rent or finance a residential dwelling to persons because of their race, color, religion, sex, familial status or national origin. In addition you were no longer allowed to…
 
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  • The #1 Reason Real Estate Investors Fail

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:58 pm
      There are a lot reasons real estate investors fail.  Sometimes it’s even a combination of things.  But the #1 reason real estate investors fail is marketing; more specifically the problem is the lack of a marketing plan and consistent implementation.  There is no other way to say it – You must have a written […] The post The #1 Reason Real Estate Investors Fail appeared first on .
  • 5 Reasons to Hate Probate Investing

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:52 am
      Getting the leads is hard.   Yes it can be.  If you are looking for a really easy way to make millions in real estate let me just tell you that just doesn’t exist. I’ve said it many times; each area is different.   There are 3300+ counties in the US and each one of them […] The post 5 Reasons to Hate Probate Investing appeared first on .
  • Shiny Objects I Love; SMART kapp

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    9 Apr 2015 | 7:21 am
      We’ve all heard the term, “shiny object syndrome”.   What that typically means is we get distracted by one new thing after another AKA yet another shiny object. We can lose our focus in our business pretty quickly when we are chasing all of these new things.  But there are times when the shiny objects […] The post Shiny Objects I Love; SMART kapp appeared first on .
  • Real Estate Newbie Closes 8 Deals in 8 Months with Marina Sud – Podcast #51

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    6 Apr 2015 | 6:57 am
    Today’s guest is someone from right here in my hometown of Louisville, KY.  Marina Sud. Marina has been a full time investor since August of 2014, and she has already closed 8 deals. One of those deals had a really big payday, but I’m going to let her tell you about that. Marina has been […] The post Real Estate Newbie Closes 8 Deals in 8 Months with Marina Sud – Podcast #51 appeared first on .
  • 5 Ways to Avoid Probate

    LouisvilleGalsRealEstateBlog
    2 Apr 2015 | 9:18 am
      Most of the time when I write about probate investing it is to show you ways to make money working with these folks that have the responsibility of settling the estate. Probate investing is a very lucrative niche. These folks are often some of the most motivated sellers on the planet, because they have […] The post 5 Ways to Avoid Probate appeared first on .
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    Real Estate and Philippine Properties

  • Filipina real estate professional Chow Paredes raises $2.5 million for ZipMatch to help change real estate industry in the Philippines

    Justin
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:33 pm
    Certified real estate broker Chow Paredes recently made international headlines, when she and co-founders John Dang and Kyle Wiltshire raised $2.5 million dollars for online real estate marketplace ZipMatch. This amount is the most publicly raised by an Ideaspace Foundation portfolio company and one of the highest Series A rounds in the history of Philippine tech startups. This feat garnered Paredes and the ZipMatch team extensive press, including a feature on TechCrunch. She believes that it is high time to do away with traditional homebuying and real estate professional practices. Paredes,…
  • Moving Somewhere? Find the Right Removalist With These Tips

    Justin
    11 Mar 2015 | 12:11 am
    After looking for houses in the Philippines for sale and buying the best one that you can call your dream house, what’s next? Move in! So, how will you go about the process? Look outside for ‘Lipat Bahay’ signs? Not so. Will you entrust your possessions to a company with a questionable identity?  Definitely not. On the other hand, can you handle the moving in and moving out yourself? We have this tendency to do everything even if we are not experts in tackling the moving task. Good for you if you can. If not, you might as well start looking for the right removalist. Here’s how. 1)…
  • Condo Living Ethics – 7 Lessons to Live By

    Justin
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    What we are witnessing today are residential buildings being erected in empty spaces in Manila, nearby provinces and metropolitan areas nationwide. With all the organized chaos happening around us, it  is easy to forget our values. This should not be the case whether you are living in a house or a condo in the Philippines. Condominiums are no longer for professionals. Families, couples, retirees and friends occupy condo units nowadays. With different backgrounds and lifestyles, it is easier to predict why conflict and tension may arise. We should behave like good neighbors all the time, but…
  • 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,…
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  • Buy-to-let offers best returns over 18 years

    20 Apr 2015 | 11:32 am
    18 years ago, buy-to-let mortgages were introduced in the UK, opening up residential rental property to investors. New research reveals that since then, the PRS has offered the best returns to investors than other major asset classes.The report, carried out by lender Landbay, shows that buy-to-let properties in the UK since 1996 have provided stronger average returns than other investments. Every £1,000 invested in a buy to let home with a 75 per cent LTV mortgage in the final quarter of 1996 would have been worth £14,897 by the final quarter of 2014, a compound annual return of…
  • Asking price hits new high, as supply shortage strikes

    20 Apr 2015 | 11:07 am
    Photo: EEPaul The UK's low housing supply returns to the spotlight again in the run-up to the general election, as asking prices hit a new high.The price of property increased by 1.6 per cent in April 2015, according to Rightmove's latest House Price Index. The average price is now £286,133, up£4,381 month-on-month and 1.5 per cent higher than the previous record set in June 2014. The property shortage experienced in many parts of the country has been exacerbated by a 2015 slump in the number of properties being put up for sale and by increased demand, with record spring…
  • Reports of conveyancing scam surface

    20 Apr 2015 | 10:59 am
    Reports of a conveyancing scam have surfaced in the past month, reminding agents, conveyancers and clients to be wary when completing the purchase of a property.The Solicitors Regulation Authority recently announced that it was receiving four reports a month of fraud, which was stealing large sums from client accounts. Scams might involve an unsolicited email sent to a target firm, prompting malware to be downloaded, enabling companies to intercept emails with their own, followed by phone calls from crooks pretending to be from an anti-fraud team.Angus Ogg, senior professional indemnity…
  • Hong Kong property sales slide

    20 Apr 2015 | 10:51 am
    Photo: Sanfamedia.com Sales of residential property in Hong Kong slipped almost 30 per cent in February 2015, following another round of austerity measures.Sales fell 28.2 per cent month-on-month, according to Knight Frank, with the biggest impact felt in the sub-HK$10 million sector (luxury sales fell only 16.2 per cent). Indeed, the tightening measures implemented by the Hong Kong officials to tackle the housing problem are focused on properties worth below HK$7 million.Despite this clamp-down, though, prices jumped 2.6 per cent in March 2015."To tackle the housing problem in Hong Kong,…
  • California home sales pick up steam

    20 Apr 2015 | 10:39 am
    Los Angeles, California Photo: Dog97209 California's housing market continued to build momentum in March 2015, as sales and prices recorded back-to-back increases.Sales in March were up 6.3 percent from a revised 368,400 in February and up 7.3 percent from a revised 365,120 in March 2014, according to the California Association of Realtors.The year-over-year rise is the first back-to-back sales gain since December 2012 and the largest observed since May 2012. Closed escrow sales of existing, single-family detached homes in California totaled a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 391,680…
 
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    Hilton Head Real Estate Blog

  • Harbour Town National Golf Course

    13 Apr 2015 | 6:55 am
    Talking golf, food, and changes were the topics of conversation at Media Day 2015 in Harbour Town. John F. Kennedy once said, “Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” Sea Pines Resort and the RBC Heritage presented by Boeing aren’t missing the future by a long shot which is scheduled April 13 through 19.  The biggest news to come out on Media Day was confirmation that the new Harbour Town Clubhouse is ahead of schedule and the building will be ready in time for the 47th RBC Heritage.   Sea Pines Villas for Sale The…
  • Hilton Head Golfing Communities

    8 Apr 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Hilton Head Island offers an incredible array of Golf oriented real estate sure to please golfers of every stripe. With 24 championship courses on the Island (and more in Bluffton) you are sure to find several courses that fit not only your playing style but your lifestyle as well. Take a moment to get familiar with some of the world class golf communities available to you and then call us today at 843-842-1111 to learn more about living on Hilton Head Island Sea Pines (learn more about the community) Sea Pines Golf is known the world over for it’s US top ranked course, the Harbour Town…
  • Hilton Head Island’s Great Adventure – Kayak Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge

    7 Apr 2015 | 9:03 am
    Hilton Head Island and Pinckney Island are located in the low-country of South Carolina and offers guests the opportunity to enjoy some of the world’s best touring kayaking.  If you are looking for an adventure, kayak the islands inter-coastal rivers from sunrise to sunset and the experience will remain with you for a life time. If you are up for the challenge, a person can kayak the entire Pinckney Island Wild Life Refuge in six hours with reasonable breaks along the way.  The bottle-nosed dolphins will swim within feet of your kayak and the bird wildlife is astonishing  Bring your…
  • Its all about the water in the Lowcountry

    7 Apr 2015 | 7:55 am
    I’m always amazed at our Hilton Head Island and Bluffton life, we are beyond spoiled in the beauty and fun that nature provides us here.  It is very rare that my clients don’t mention some interest in water, whether a desiring a home or vacation property with a water view of the ocean, salt marsh, river or lagoon or water activities that are important to them such as kayaking, boating, sailing, fishing or swimming.  Or maybe you haven’t thought about this water lifestyle and suddenly realized it could be just the new life you are looking for….  There are so many fabulous…
  • Dog Friendly Hilton Head

    6 Apr 2015 | 6:45 am
     We call it Dog Days at the beach in my family.  That time of the year when the all of our favorite tourists are snowed in up north and the locals and their dogs, seem to rule our pristine beaches.  Ace and Jessica from Bluffton Yesterday after lunch, my family went for a walk at the Folly Field beach on Hilton Head Island and everyone was out enjoying the perfect 70 degrees weather and getting a good dose of Serotonin- and so were their dogs I talked with quite a few people, which is widely accepted here:) about where they lived and their dogs.  Everyone lived on HHI or in Bluffton.  A…
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    Tholco Real Estate Group

  • Listing Agent Duties

    Jason Thoele
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:38 pm
    When you bought your home, you probably used the services of a real estate agent. You found that agent through a referral from a friend or family member, or through some sort of advertising or marketing. The agent helped you in many ways and eventually you found the house of your dreams, made an offer, closed the deal, and moved in. For whatever reason, now it is time to sell your home and you need a real estate agent again. Many home sellers, especially those selling their first home, tend to think all agents are similar to the one that helped them buy their home. Although real estate agents…
  • Buying A Home Without Breaking The Bank

    Jason Thoele
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:47 pm
    If you want information concerning purchasing real estate, you’ve come to the right place. This article will help you every step of the way in the home buying process. Keep reading to find some easy-to-digest guidelines for purchasing real estate. You need to stay moderate when you are dealing with real estate purchases. Do not be too extreme with your offers. A lot of people adopt an aggressive attitude in the hope that the other party will cave. This is not the best way to proceed. Stand firm in the things you desire, but also allow your lawyer and Realtor to do most of the negotiating,…
  • Tips To Help You Find Your Next Home

    Jason Thoele
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:21 pm
    One of the things that people buying homes may worry about is if their home will keep its value. Use this advice as a guide. If you’ve provided an offer to a seller who didn’t accept it, do not completely give up on the fact that they won’t find a method of making the purchase price affordable for you. The seller might be willing to meet you half way, cover closing costs, or finalize some repairs. It never hurts to counter offer and ask. You may have to be flexible in order to close on a home. While you might not get the perfect house in the community of your choice, you may be able to…
  • New Agent Announcement Becky Armendariz

    Jason Thoele
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:47 am
    We are pleased to welcome our newest Agent… Becky Armendariz! WHY IS THOLCO ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING AGENCIES IN BAKERSFIELD? Tholco Real Estate Group gives it’s Agents the tools needed to close more deals. Here are some of the tools we provide to our Agents at no additional cost: 1. Free Leads – sent directly to our Agents cell phones and email to increase their business 2. Sales Training – to teach you how to close more deals 3. Client Management System – we have a in-house system that allows you to manage the entire follow up and transaction process with your clients that…
  • New Agent Announcement Josh Stabile

    Jason Thoele
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:46 am
    We are pleased to welcome our newest Agent… Josh Stabile! WHY IS THOLCO ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING AGENCIES IN BAKERSFIELD? Tholco Real Estate Group gives it’s Agents the tools needed to close more deals. Here are some of the tools we provide to our Agents at no additional cost: 1. Free Leads – sent directly to our Agents cell phones and email to increase their business 2. Sales Training – to teach you how to close more deals 3. Client Management System – we have a in-house system that allows you to manage the entire follow up and transaction process with your clients that you…
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    Tholco Real Estate Group

  • Listing Agent Duties

    Jason Thoele
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:38 pm
    When you bought your home, you probably used the services of a real estate agent. You found that agent through a referral from a friend or family member, or through some sort of advertising or marketing. The agent helped you in many ways and eventually you found the house of your dreams, made an offer, closed the deal, and moved in. For whatever reason, now it is time to sell your home and you need a real estate agent again. Many home sellers, especially those selling their first home, tend to think all agents are similar to the one that helped them buy their home. Although real estate agents…
  • Buying A Home Without Breaking The Bank

    Jason Thoele
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:47 pm
    If you want information concerning purchasing real estate, you’ve come to the right place. This article will help you every step of the way in the home buying process. Keep reading to find some easy-to-digest guidelines for purchasing real estate. You need to stay moderate when you are dealing with real estate purchases. Do not be too extreme with your offers. A lot of people adopt an aggressive attitude in the hope that the other party will cave. This is not the best way to proceed. Stand firm in the things you desire, but also allow your lawyer and Realtor to do most of the negotiating,…
  • Tips To Help You Find Your Next Home

    Jason Thoele
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:21 pm
    One of the things that people buying homes may worry about is if their home will keep its value. Use this advice as a guide. If you’ve provided an offer to a seller who didn’t accept it, do not completely give up on the fact that they won’t find a method of making the purchase price affordable for you. The seller might be willing to meet you half way, cover closing costs, or finalize some repairs. It never hurts to counter offer and ask. You may have to be flexible in order to close on a home. While you might not get the perfect house in the community of your choice, you may be able to…
  • New Agent Announcement Becky Armendariz

    Jason Thoele
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:47 am
    We are pleased to welcome our newest Agent… Becky Armendariz! WHY IS THOLCO ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING AGENCIES IN BAKERSFIELD? Tholco Real Estate Group gives it’s Agents the tools needed to close more deals. Here are some of the tools we provide to our Agents at no additional cost: 1. Free Leads – sent directly to our Agents cell phones and email to increase their business 2. Sales Training – to teach you how to close more deals 3. Client Management System – we have a in-house system that allows you to manage the entire follow up and transaction process with your clients that…
  • New Agent Announcement Josh Stabile

    Jason Thoele
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:46 am
    We are pleased to welcome our newest Agent… Josh Stabile! WHY IS THOLCO ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING AGENCIES IN BAKERSFIELD? Tholco Real Estate Group gives it’s Agents the tools needed to close more deals. Here are some of the tools we provide to our Agents at no additional cost: 1. Free Leads – sent directly to our Agents cell phones and email to increase their business 2. Sales Training – to teach you how to close more deals 3. Client Management System – we have a in-house system that allows you to manage the entire follow up and transaction process with your clients that you…
 
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  • How Important is Your Lender in Orange County Real Estate?

    949hometeam
    29 Mar 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Recently I closed one of the craziest and most stressful deals I have seen in over 15 years working in Orange County Real Estate. The particular issues with the deal really stressed how important a role the lender can play…Read more ›How Important is Your Lender in Orange County Real Estate? is a post from: Orange County Real Estate
  • 4 Reasons to list your Orange County home today

    949hometeam
    29 Mar 2015 | 12:26 pm
    As we enter the spring the Orange County Real Estate market will see its typical seasonal increase in activity. If you are thinking of selling this year here are four reasons to put your home on the market now.  1)…Read more ›4 Reasons to list your Orange County home today is a post from: Orange County Real Estate
  • Aliso Viejo Real Estate Report March 2015

    949hometeam
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Aliso Viejo Real Estate Report Aliso Viejo Real Estate at a Glance: we are starting to see more movement in the market as the year progresses. Prices remain stable as we expect them to throughout the year without any major catalyst…Read more ›Aliso Viejo Real Estate Report March 2015 is a post from: Orange County Real Estate
  • Orange County Real Estate Report March 2015

    949hometeam
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Orange County Real Estate -the market is starting to heat up Things in Orange County Real Estate are starting to heat up as sales volume rose along with active inventory and the average days to sell fell. Look for this…Read more ›Orange County Real Estate Report March 2015 is a post from: Orange County Real Estate
  • Gorgeous Monarch Beach Ocean View Home

    949hometeam
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:50 am
    Monarch Beach Ocean and Golf Course View Home Ocean and golf course views from both levels from this gorgeous Monarch Beach in the prestigious guard gated community of Ritz Pointe.  Tastefully well appointed over 2,500 square feet including four bedroom,…Read more ›Gorgeous Monarch Beach Ocean View Home is a post from: Orange County Real Estate
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  • Water Heater Regulations in Oak Ridge

    admin
    8 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    For all of our residential customers, it’s important to comply with the most recent water regulations in Oak Ridge homes. In an attempt to curb energy use on a national scale, the United States Department of Energy has created new standards for water heaters that go into effect on April 16, 2015. What this means is that if you’re thinking of replacing your current gas, electric or oil tank water heater, you’ll have to purchase one that is more energy-efficient. And since for most households, water heating amounts to approximately one fifth of all heating costs, this is good news. The…
  • Tankless Water Heating in Oak Ridge, NJ

    admin
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Are you tired of having constant water heater malfunctions? Sick of the wasted money on parts to keep it working? The average life span for a traditional tank water heater is around ten to fifteen years — however, hard water and a lack of annual maintenance may cause conventional water heaters to break earlier, somewhere between 8 and 12 years instead. If your water heater is past its warranty, you may start to notice the following warning signs of conventional water heater failure: Pilot light outages Rust and corrosion buildup Tank leaks Low water pressure and temperature Have you been…
  • Heat Pump Installation in Oak Ridge

    admin
    2 Jan 2015 | 10:37 am
    The installation of your heat pump is one of the most important factors determining how well it heats and cools your home, its energy efficiency and, critically, whether the manufacturer’s warranty is honored. If you are looking for simple, proper heat pump installation in Oak Ridge, here are a few things you should keep in mind. Who You Hire Matters Heat pump installation in Oak Ridge can be expensive, so there is no doubt a temptation to go with the cheapest option. But this isn’t always the best way to go. Often, less expensive installers cut corners that might save you money in the…
  • Drain Cleaning in Oak Ridge: Knowing the Signs of a Main Line Clog

    admin
    31 Dec 2014 | 10:26 am
    A main line clog is not only not convenient, it can be a plumbing disaster. For that reason it’s important that you are able to recognize the signs of a main line sewer clog in Oak Ridge. Knowing what to look for can help you get a plumbing professional to your home more quickly, hopefully preventing serious damage to your home. Signs of a Mainline Clog A main line clog is a much more severe problem than a singular blockage in your bathtub or shower. A main line clog can cause your entire plumbing system to be out of commission until it’s cleared away, and can also cause damage to your…
  • Boiler or Furnace: Heating Services in Oak Ridge

    admin
    29 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    The Differences Between Boilers and Furnaces Although they both accomplish the same goal – heating your home – there are important differences between boilers and furnaces that most homeowners aren’t aware of. If fact, many homeowners don’t even know which type they have. Read on to learn about the differences between boilers and furnaces, courtesy of the Oak Ridge experts at Climate Plus. What is a Boiler? Boilers do just what their name implies: boil water. In heating systems that are hot water- or steam-based, your boiler heats water up to a very high temperature by burning fuel,…
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    PropertyMetrics

  • How To Use an HP 10BII Financial Calculator

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

    propertymetrics
    11 Mar 2015 | 10:31 am
    What’s the difference between a recourse and a non-recourse loan? In commercial real estate both types of loans are common depending on the stage and type of financing. In this short article we’ll take a closer look at commercial real estate loans, and specifically the difference between recourse and non-recourse commercial real estate loans, as well as what’s covered by the “bad boy guaranty.” The Definition of Recourse and Non-Recourse First of all, what do the terms recourse and non-recourse mean? The definition of a recourse loan is a loan where the borrower…
  • What You Should Know About The Triple Net (NNN) Lease

    propertymetrics
    19 Feb 2015 | 2:20 pm
    The NNN Lease, often just called the triple net lease, is a common lease structure used in commercial real estate. Despite the popularity of the NNN lease, the triple net lease structure is still commonly misunderstood by many commercial real estate professionals. In this article we’ll take a deep dive into the NNN lease, dispel some common misconceptions about the triple net lease, and then finally we’ll tie it all together with a clear and concise example. What is a Triple Net (NNN) Lease? First of all, what exactly is a triple net, or NNN, lease? A triple net (NNN) lease is…
  • How to Use the Operating Expense Ratio

    propertymetrics
    22 Dec 2014 | 11:53 am
    The operating expense ratio provides a lot of useful insight into a commercial property analysis, but it’s not as widely used as it ought to be. The operating expense ratio is a simple ratio that’s easy to calculate and in this article we’ll take a closer look at how to calculate the operating expense ratio, how to interpret it, and finally we’ll tie it all together with a solid example. Operating Expense Ratio Definition First of all, what exactly is the operating expense ratio? The operating expense ratio is simply the total of all expenses needed to operate a…
  • 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…
 
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    Lucy Kelts

  • The San Diego Kids Expo & Fair Scheduled for April 25-26

    Lucy Kelts Blogger
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:20 pm
    The San Diego Kids Expo & Fair presented on April 25-26 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds , is part businesses and non-profits on display, part fun fair and part music and dance festival — and it’s definitely all kids! Businesses and charities: Expect to see 150 local and national companies that have things that make a child’s life better. Check out the new Baby Zone with products and services for your baby or baby on the way. Babies “R” Us will be hosting the baby (and parent) games and competitions. Visit The Home Depot Kids Workshop, where kids can build and…
  • The 23rd Annual Oceanside Days of Art on April 18-19

    Lucy Kelts Blogger
    7 Apr 2015 | 10:09 pm
    Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation proudly presents the 23rd annual Oceanside Days of Art (ODA). ODA is a juried fine art festival featuring over 100 local artists selling a variety of unique artwork including paintings, sculptures, stained glass, ceramics, fine jewelry, photography and more. The festival which is offered free to the public has live stage performances, children’s and adult’s hands on art activities, street chalk artist, painting and sculpture demonstrations, and a delicious variety of food choices in the food court. Oceanside Days of Art is conveniently held at…
  • The California Ballet Performs “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the San Diego Civic Theatre on April 11-12

    Lucy Kelts Blogger
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:24 am
    Based upon Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, California Ballet’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream returns to the Civic Theatre stage for just one weekend. Based upon Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, California Ballet’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream returns to the San Diego Civic Theatre in April 2015. Set to music by Mendelssohn, the ballet portrays the adventures of four young lovers and a group of amateur actors and their interactions with woodland fairies and a duke and duchess. Taking place in a mythical Athens and an enchanted forest, there is a handsome fairy king, a…
  • 5130 Rancho Del Mar Trail

    Lucy Kelts
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:12 pm
    THE ESTATE with the ultimate views in prestigious, highly coveted Rancho Pacifica! Set at the pinnacle of Rancho Pacifica’s most sought after street, this estate presents the enviable lifestyle for those who can afford to make it home. Breathtaking panoramic ocean, golf course, mountain, valley, and lake views coupled with all usable acreage distinguishes this property from all others. Extraordinarily private and serene, this custom designed and perfectly executed property has it all! The sumptuous Master Suite plus 2 other very, very large bedroom suites enjoy the main level, along…
  • Make Your Easter Brunch Reservations Today!

    Lucy Kelts Blogger
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:53 pm
    Treat yourself to a scrumptious Easter Sunday brunch at one of these San Diego treasures: Easter Champagne Brunch at Loews Coronado Bay: Dine waterfront as you indulge in a lavish Easter champagne brunch in Market Café! Selections include breakfast favorites, a variety of salads, a carving station featuring an assortment of meats, a cold bar featuring seafood favorites, house specialties, and an array of desserts. There is even a special buffet for the little ones, featuring the ultimate kid picks. Reservations are available at the Buy Tickets button above. Sunday, April 5, 10 a.m. –…
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  • Oak Pass Guesthouse by Walker Workshop

    The Housing Block
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:48 am
    Sitting along side a ridge in a grove of over 120 coast live oak trees is this modern two-bedroom guesthouse by Walker Workshop. The structure of the home utilizes a small footprint and height to maximize panoramic canyon views while strengthening its connection with the trees below. An existing barn was rehabbed extensively and functions as both a living room and a concert venue for up to 80 guests. The upper floor is clad in fire-resistant wood and has bedrooms at opposite corners of the floating volume.    
  • Wheeler Kearns Architects Designs Inspiring Lakeside Retreat

    The Housing Block
    13 Mar 2015 | 7:26 pm
    Description by Wheeler Kearns Architects Tranquility and simplicity are at the core of this family retreat in Harbert Michigan. Overlooking Lake Michigan, the house is designed for a young family seeking respite from city living and immersion along the quiet beach. The site context strongly influenced the arrangement of the home. Challenged by the pronounced sloping topography and imposing neighboring house to the east, the design entails two shifting volumes that maximize southern exposure, and create a vertical “sun court.” The house is positioned on the lot so that each room connects…
  • 5 Beautiful Log Homes… and they’re for sale!

    The Housing Block
    13 Mar 2015 | 1:25 pm
    First on the list is this stunning log home in Bozeman, Montana. The versatility of the land is exceptional with Bridger Creek traversing lush meadows filled with stands of aspen, cottonwood and numerous native shrubs, bushes and wildflowers. Currently listed at $7,500,000, this Butte Meadows Ranch log home sits on 397 acres and boasts a 1.2 acre pond (stocked with trout for you avid fishermen). 15536 KELLY CANYON, BOZEMAN, MT 59715   Second, we have a rustic style, hearthstone log home on Douglas Lake. You will be in awe as you approach the property to see a working water-wheel…
  • The Housing Block Announces New Partnership with New Home Source

    The Housing Block
    11 Mar 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Housing Block Inc., is proud to announce a partnership with NewHomeSource.com, the most complete new home marketplace. Consumers can now search for new homes nationwide like never before. New Home Source is the flagship product of Builders Digital Experience, LLC (BDX) and is the largest detailed collection of new home communities available in the U.S. By collaborating with BDX, The Housing Block’s many loyal users are now able to search from nearly 10,000 new home communities in the U.S. “Our goal is to provide consumers with a place to find all their real estate options, whether it is a…
  • Banks Lower Prime Rate to 2.85%, Pocket 0.1% Difference

    The Housing Block
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:32 am
    The big banks took their sweet time, but prime rate has finally been lowered. The problem is, it’s not by as much most expected. Prime rate has been reduced by 15 basis points from 3 percent to 2.85 percent. Although some homeowners will save money, it’s not the 25 basis point rate cut most were hoping for. Less than a week ago, the Bank of Canada made a surprise cut in interest rates. After being frozen at 1 percent for over 4 years, the Bank of Canada cut interest rates in the face of falling oil prices. Homeowners with variable rate mortgages were overjoyed. They were going to save a…
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  • Purchasing Budget Apartment in Uttarahalli is profitable

    admin
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:23 pm
    Purchasing a new budget apartment in Uttarahalli is profitable choice. However, there are considerations of review if you want to purchase the best suggestions. Here are a few recommendations on how to purchase a swank new 2& 3 bhk budget, residential apartments. Make your financial plan according your limits Make sure your buying, plan on a property that your budget limit can manage. Keep secure buying budget apartment that you cannot manage, or else you will be in trouble while reimbursing the mortgage later on. Therefore, before you decide to purchase a new swank residential 2 & 3…
  • Apartments in Rajarajeshwari Nagar A Modern Lifestyle to Live

    admin
    13 Apr 2015 | 1:30 am
    In urban and quick lifestyle everything has changed a lot, our lifestyle, our views, ideas, our requirements & needs and almost everything. But one part that is still there the necessity of good houses. With the retouching aspects of real estate, individually are becoming more and more conscious about purchasing a residence, villas, apartments, plots & commercial real estate properties. In metropolitan city likes Hydrabad, Pune, Mumbai and Bangalore buying a suitable place to live is a substantial deal today. Luxury Apartments in Bangalore is a hard milestone to be purchased by…
  • Luxury Apartments for sale in Bangalore

    admin
    9 Apr 2015 | 1:30 am
    Bangalore is the capital of the Karnataka state with pleasant climate throughout the year due to its altitude which is 3,000 ft. above sea level. The city has tropical savanna climate. Bangalore also known as Silicon Valley of India, it is one of the best IT exporters of our country. Bangalore is the most sought out cosmopolitan city in India. Broad streets and greenery adds beauty to the city. No wonder everyone wants to buy a nice apartment in suitable location and settle down in Bangalore. And the apartments for sale in Bangalore are also galore from various builders. From luxurious to…
  • Residential apartments at Basapura, off Hosa Road

    admin
    6 Apr 2015 | 12:31 am
    Located in the Bangalore South, Basapura is one of the examples of the city’s rapid expansion. And finding budget apartments for sale in this area is absolutely easy here. At Basapura-Hosa road, you live in lap of nature, surrounded with peaceful greens and harmonious environment and away from hustle and bustle of city. You will stay connected to your outer world through Basapura-Hosur Road, Hosa Road, Outer Ring Road, and NH7. You will find Electronic City in the South-East. At Basapura, off Hosa road, the residential apartments are budget-friendly and will make a right investment for you.
  • Vishweshwaraiah Layout is the best location to stay

    admin
    2 Apr 2015 | 1:30 am
    A well flourished location in West Bangalore, Vishweshwaraya Layout is the best location to stay and has become the hottest new address of some of the best properties in the city. One of the most apt place to reside, here you will find every possible lifestyle amenities for a perfect living. Starting from the educational institutes to entertainment, Vishweshwaraiah Layout encompasses all. Schools and colleges like Indian Institute of Plantation Management, Vidyaniketan School, NSVP School, Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Kanyakumari High School, AIBM College, and many more ensures…
 
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  • Add Some Sriracha To Life

    Jackie McGinnis
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    So – you’ve got the life thing mastered. You’ve got cash flow. You’ve got buddies. You’ve got hobbies. A nice place to call home. Things are going pretty great. Awesome! All that being said – are you completely, totally, one hundred percent ecstatic to be alive and doing this whole life thing? We hope your answer is: YES! If not – and a lot of us might say no here – then it’s time to kick things up a notch with some life sriracha (aka everyone’s favorite hot sauce!). Here are some actionable steps to take today! 1. Play the Game of Risk Do you take risks or…
  • What’s Available Wednesday? A Trenton FOURplex!

    Jackie McGinnis
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:46 am
    Big news! This property went super fast when last posted. Multiple people put in for it, BUT… everyone fell out at the last minute. So here’s one last chance to grab up the ONLY available 4plex we have! What do savvy investors 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. Incredible low buy-in deals and some excellent no-hassle properties for you to choose from. So what are you waiting for? Today’s…
  • The Investor’s Guide to Rental Property Features (& How They’ll Affect Your Profits)

    Jackie McGinnis
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:47 am
    Time to shop for a rental property. Where do you start? What kind of property do you want? Seems like there wouldn’t be that many options out there, but guess what? There are! Okay, well relatively, maybe there aren’t a ton, but there are enough to be confusing if you are just starting out. With all of them being considerations anytime you are shopping for a rental property, the options can start feeling a little bit overwhelming. So here’s a basic breakdown of everything you may want to consider…. considering. First I will break down all of the things that you should be aware of and…
  • Forget Balance

    Jackie McGinnis
    10 Apr 2015 | 8:30 am
    Balance is something we need, right? To live a full life, we need to be balanced. We need to have all of our ducks in a row. We need to have a space for everything and everything in it’s place. We should strive for this balance. We should do whatever it takes to get there. Effective lifestyle design is all about balance? Right? No way! Balance is something that keeps you at a mediocre place in life. Why? When you are struggling to do several things correctly, you may succeed, sure. But are you doing anything amazingly? Balance – striving for it – keeps you from being able to…
  • What’s Available Wednesday? Birmingham!

    Jackie McGinnis
    8 Apr 2015 | 8:33 am
    We are back…in Birmingham! Did you know Birmingham has over a million people and climbing? Really! Not only that, but jobs in medical research and banking drive the economy, and the unemployment rate is well below the national average. Ranking in Zagat’s Top 10 Up and Coming Food Cities, scoring one of the Top 10 most beautiful theaters in America, and being ranked by the New York Times as one of the nation’s Hotspots for Young Professionals, we’re loving what we see down in Birmingham! Not to mention that downtown Birmingham is going through a complete Renaissance…
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  • Agent Coaching: Revamp, Redesign & Reignite Your Sales!

    Geneva Ives
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:23 am
    It’s long past January when we all made those lofty New Year’s resolutions, but are you on track or off beat? No matter what business you are in, staying on track is the most challenging activity we face every day. Real estate is one of those businesses where you can be “busy” but not be performing the activities that are truly profitable. Daily emergencies can have you off and running, often in the wrong direction. If you are like most of us, it is easy to get distracted, and work hard, but on the wrong things! With real focus and a streamlined plan, you can eliminate fake work and…
  • Increase Engagement with Organic Targeting on Facebook

    Geneva Ives
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:01 am
    It’s no secret that organic reach for Facebook business pages has decreased dramatically over the last year or so. Many brands are seeing their organic Facebook posts reach just 5% or less of their fan base. Facebook advertising is a great way to engage client and prospects, but of course you can’t afford to boost every post. (If you are interested in trying out Facebook advertising for your real estate business, here are 5 tips to get started.) So now you’re wondering: Is there a more strategic way to create Facebook posts? There is! It’s called targeting your posts, and it can help…
  • 3 Ideas for Fun Client Appreciation Events

    Geneva Ives
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:07 am
    Client appreciation events are a great way for agents, brokers and offices to show clients and referral partners that you appreciate their business and referrals. Nothing beats a great event for establishing rapport, building your business and getting tongues wagging about how great your brand and services are! Hosting a successful event requires planning and preparation, but it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. We recommend giving yourself a month to organize. That will give you time to sort out details, create invitations as needed and promote your event on your social media channels. Here…
  • A Quick Guide to Twitter Advertising for Real Estate

    Yardi Yardi
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Today’s guest post comes to us from Erica Rascón, an online content developer and contributing editor for The Balance Sheet — the Yardi corporate blog. If you’re not advertising on Twitter, you’re missing out on the opportunity to reach nearly 288 million monthly active users on the platform. Not all of those users are your ideal clients, but your clients are definitely among them. The odds of earning their business plummet if you fail to reach out to them. Twitter ads may be the perfect way to reach your clients among the masses. The platform allows you to control who sees your…
  • Recap: Building the Best Brokerage Team

    Geneva Ives
    10 Apr 2015 | 9:02 am
    Oh wow! Yesterday’s online broker training event was dubbed by one of our attendees as “the best webinar of the year!” That is definitely due to our wonderful special guest (and broker extraordinaire) Lillian Montalto. Lillian joined us to explain how her hiring, training and accountability practices have helped her build one of the most powerful and profitable brokerage teams in her area. Watch the recording of the webinar below to learn: How to hire the best agents for your brokerage Which daily accountability methods work best to drive the most business How you can…
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  • We Need You(r House)!!

    The KCM Crew
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Though the real estate market has improved, we still have one item holding it back from a full recovery – a robust supply of homes for sale. Demand has increased dramatically. At the same time, housing inventory is decreasing especially at the lower price points. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently revealed that there is a pent-up seller demand caused by the uncertainty created by the housing crisis of the last decade. What does that mean to you? Houses listed today sell quickly. With prices still below peak values of 2007 in many parts of the country and mortgage interest…
  • Housing Market: Freddie Mac Remains Optimistic

    The KCM Crew
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    The April 2015 U.S. Economic & Housing Market Outlook from Freddie Mac revealed that they are optimistic about the real estate market in 2015. As a matter of fact, the sub-title of the report was “Great Expectations”. What made Freddie Mac so optimistic? Here are a few highlights from the report: “For the remainder of the year we should see a resumption of solid economic growth and acceleration in housing activity. Notwithstanding a disappointing March jobs report the acceleration is already underway.” “With spring upon us, housing markets are poised to accelerate and we expect…
  • I Need A VACATION… Home! [INFOGRAPHIC]

    The KCM Crew
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Some Highlights: Vacation Home Sales were up 57.4% in 2014 1.13 Million Vacation Homes Sold 2014 marked the highest level of sales in the U.S. since 2003 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.
  • Does Homeownership Make Sense Financially?

    The KCM Crew
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Everyone knows the social advantages of home ownership. However, some question the financial benefits of owning a home. Three recent studies shed some light on the issue. RealtyTrac recently released a report comparing home price appreciation to wage growth over the last two years. The study revealed that home price appreciation has outpaced wage growth in 76% of U.S. housing markets during that time period. By how much? Here is a graph showing their findings: And we all know the importance of home appreciation in determining the net wealth of most American families. Merrill Lynch just issued…
  • Selling Your House in 2015? Don’t Miss this Opportunity

    The KCM Crew
    15 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Every seller wants to get the best price for their house. We learned in high school that the best price for any item will be determined by the demand for that item relative to the supply of that item. We have reported that the inventory of houses for sale is well below normal numbers. There is historical evidence that the demand for housing is about to increase dramatically. Each year, more homes sell in May, June, July and August than any other four months of the year. Here is a graph of home sales last year by month: Bottom Line You want to make sure your house is available for sale during…
 
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  • 5 Tips For Choosing The Best Bachelor Pad

    Dan Zito
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:41 pm
    The standard path for a bachelor (or bachelorette) is to rent a small apartment in a big city and struggle there for a few years until they hit their stride. However, there’s a smarter way to go about it. If you’re able to make a consistent $35,000 per year, Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Carlisle, PA all have dozens of homes and condos that can match your budget. There’s probably a ton of questions on your mind like “Do I want a … Read More
  • 5 Reasons Why You Should Use a Realtor to Sell Your Home

    Dan Zito
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:31 pm
    When it comes to selling a house, homeowners focus on one detail more than anything else, their net profit. There are a number of costs that come along with selling a home such as Realtor commissions, title fees and seller concessions. Many homeowners feel that a For Sale By Owner transaction will save them money. Although its true they won’t be paying a Realtors commission, they will likely net less profit than if they utilized the services of a real … Read More
  • Owning A Home More Affordable Than Renting in Central PA

    Dan Zito
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:52 am
    Many people feel like they cannot afford to buy a home and that renting is their only option. However, research is continually showing that owning a home is more affordable than renting in most places throughout the country. People are concerned about the costs that come along with homeownership, but they are failing to realize that renting comes with a lot of costs of its own. Let’s examine the reasons why owning is ultimately more affordable than renting. Opportunity Cost … Read More
  • Why Is Curb Appeal Such a Big Deal?

    Dan Zito
    8 Apr 2015 | 7:27 am
    You Only Have 1 Second to Prove It. YES – You’d better believe that CURB APPEAL IS A REALLY BIG DEAL WHEN SELLING YOUR HOME. When prospects drive by to look at your home and don’t like what they see, what do think happens next? NOTHING! You won’t hear from them again. That was your last chance to make a first impression. And you blew it! That was yesterday. In days past you had the luxury of time to allow … Read More
  • Tips for Selling Your Home This Spring

    Dan Zito
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:53 pm
    The Central Pennsylvania real estate market is looking at a healthy and robust spring season. Pending sales are up overall, and buyers are ready to purchase before rates climb. However, if you are trying to sell your home this spring you have some competition with new builders. Today’s homebuyers want to purchase a home that is turnkey and has little to no work that needs to be done. In order to have a home that shows well you’ll need to … Read More
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  • Should we rent or buy?

    19 Apr 2015 | 11:04 am
    With interest rates so low and rental prices so high, now more than ever, may be the right time to buy. Email us at nancymoeller@outlook.com to a copy of our lease vs. buy spreadsheet calculator to see which is right for you. The post Should we rent or buy? appeared first on Todd and Nancy Moeller.
  • Selling Your House in 2015? Don’t Miss this Opportunity

    15 Apr 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Every seller wants to get the best price for their house. We learned in high school that the best price for any item will be determined by the demand for that item relative to the supply of that item. We have reported that the inventory of houses for sale is well below normal numbers. There is historical evidence that the demand for housing is about to increase dramatically. Each year, more homes sell in May, June, July and August than any other four months of the year. This is a graph of homes sales last year by month. Bottom Line You want to make sure your house is available for sale during…
  • 3 Questions to Ask Before Buying

    13 Apr 2015 | 7:08 am
    If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are surely getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interest at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in real estate. Let’s look at whether or not now is actually a good time for you to buy a home. There are 3 questions you should ask before purchasing in today’s market: 1. Why am I buying a home in the first place? This truly is the most important question to answer. Forget the finances for a minute. Why did you even begin to consider purchasing a home? For…
  • Sizzling hot market in Orange County

    11 Apr 2015 | 1:12 pm
    The long awaited return of home equity and a real estate market equal to that of 2005 has arrived! Here’s the evidence to support this view. During the month of March, pended sales reached a 10-year high of 3,647, up 32 3% (nearly 800 more homes) over March, 2014 and closed sales reached 2,637 up 13.7% over 2014. Underlying this dramatic increase is the decrease of homes for sale across all markets in Orange County. The number of homes for sale has decreased from 2014 by 6.5% or 232 home. This is significant when compared to the dramatic increase in pended and closed sales. The effect…
  • Home’s are selling faster in California

    10 Apr 2015 | 9:16 am
    Some Highlights: The National Association of REALTORS surveyed their members for their Confidence Index The REALTORS Confidence Index is a key indicator of housing market strength based on a monthly survey sent to over 50,000 real estate practitioners. Practitioners are asked about their expectations for home sales, prices and market conditions. Homes sold in less than 90 days in 36 out of 50 states and Washington D.C. Only 3 states had a median sold date in the 121 – 210 day range The post Home’s are selling faster in California appeared first on Todd and Nancy Moeller.
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  • Fairway America Launches Crowdfunding Platform Focused on Small Balance Real Estate Businesses

    admin
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:34 pm
    Fairway America, a Portland-based property investment firm that focuses on small real estate projects, has launched a new online crowdfunding platform. The platform, SBREfunds, allows Santa Barbara real estate entrepreneurs to offer their investment opportunities to accredited investors. SBRE entrepreneurs are also allowed to obtain insights, resources and practical tools for use in building and running small crowdfunded real estate investment funds. The platform also enables the entrepreneurs to connect directly with various accredited, high net-worth, and high-income investors from…
  • BMO Global Asset Management, Valhalla Diamond Fund & Mars Innovation at Wealth Investment Forum

    admin
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:54 am
    The Soho Loft ​ Media Group with Victoria Global support the Family Office & Endowment Investment Forum ​ organized by the Opal Financial Group this April 15-16, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario PRLog – April 15, 2015 – NEW YORK — Investors, private wealth service providers, asset managers, family offices, endowment, philanthropy experts, and related professionals from around the globe will converge  in Sheraton Centre Toronto, Ontario, Canada for the “Family Office & Endowment Investment Forum.” Founder and Chairman of The Soho Loft Media Group, Victoria Global and…
  • AssetAvenue Reaches Another Milestone: $11 Million Raised in Series A Funding

    admin
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:53 am
    AssetAvenue, a leading real estate crowdfunding platform, has announced that it has raised $11 million in a Series A funding round. The round was led by DCM Ventures, a  venture capital firm operating globally with headquarters in Silicon Valley and offices in Beijing and Tokyo, which has also invested in the largest peer-to-peer (P2P) lender of student loan, SoFi. Other investors active in technology, real estate and venture capital also participated in the round such as NetEase and Matrix Partners (the lead investors in the company’s $4 million seed round last year). Among the offerings…
  • Patch of Land Raises $23.6 M in Series A Funding Round

    admin
    10 Apr 2015 | 6:16 am
    California-based real estate crowdfunding platform, Patch of Land, has announced that it has raised $23.6 million in a Series A funding round, making the firm one of the best financed real estate crowdfunding platforms in the United States. The fundraising round was led by investment firm SF Capital Group (president Neil Wolfson will join the board of Patch of Land) and Ron Suber, head of peer-to-peer consumer lending platform Prosper also made an investment. The amount exceeded the total of the roughly $17 million the company says it has raised for real estate projects since its founding in…
  • RealtyShares Gets a Boost with $10 Million from Menlo Ventures

    admin
    10 Apr 2015 | 6:08 am
    RealtyShares has announced that it has raised $10 million in a Series A round led by Menlo Ventures, which also incorporates participation from the previous investor General Catalyst. This sum of money will help the company to enlist an increasing number of underwriters to cope with the increased volume of applications that it has been receiving. The company currently receives about 1000 applications every month compared to just around 300 at the end of 2014. In addition, investments will be made in the internal review process to provide for more efficient screening of applications to…
 
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  • Abu Dhabi and Dubai Properties Looking Towards a Stable Year

    19 Apr 2015 | 11:10 pm
      Abu Dhabi property rates may rise slightly during the course of 2015 however not as acutely as the increases experienced last year. The general consensus across the market is that potential investors are keenly focused on the Abu Dhabi properties market and interest buoyant in anticipation of upcoming residential projects soon to be completed and available to buyers.   As for off plan residential units, the Abu Dhabi market can expect to receive additional units from leading contractors and from private developers, due to be released at various stages of this year.   Whether…
  • Buy Property in Abu Dhabi

    5 Apr 2015 | 10:54 pm
      There are a broad range of residential and commercial properties for sale in Abu Dhabi. To buy property in Abu Dhabi it is advisable to deal with a reputable property agency to ensure the necessary rules and regulations are followed. Abu Dhabi properties for sale have been most popular on Reem Island and Al Raha Beach, however there are more than enough areas for people to choose from whether families, singles or couples. When looking specifically for apartments, other popular areas to buy Abu Dhabi properties are Shams Abu Dhabi, Gate District and Tamouh Marina Square; and sought…
  • Dubai Hotel Apartments Services - Tourists & Visitors

    30 Mar 2015 | 11:25 pm
      There is an extensive choice of hotel apartments and luxury hotel apartments available for visitors to Dubai that appeal to all levels of budget type and style preference. Tourism and making visitors of all cultures and nationalities feel welcome has become synonymous with Dubai’s own generous culture. The growth of the Dubai hotel apartments industry over the last 10 years has given potential clients greater choice in where they stay and how much they spend when they do. Hotel apartments in Dubai created for both tourist and business traveller alike, used to offer a mainstream…
  • Furnished Apartments & Villas

    24 Mar 2015 | 11:24 pm
      For those looking to stay in a furnished apartment or villa the short-term rentals market in Dubai is well-stocked and offers competitive prices at all budget levels. Short-term accommodation in Dubai is a popular option for business travellers and tourist visitors alike because the units often feel closer to staying in a home rather than a hotel. The experience of the stay, particularly the kitchen and interior decor, appeal to a target market looking at the short-term rentals in Dubai experience over that of a hotel.  Most prime areas of Dubai offer either furnished apartments…
  • Do I Need a Property Management Company?

    22 Mar 2015 | 12:48 am
      Let’s start by asking why you need a management company to oversee your property. Maybe you have multiple properties that need your attention and you lack the time; maybe you live overseas so managing even one unit can be handful; and, maybe the real estate laws of Dubai are either new to you or unclear, so you’re looking for some peace of mind in employing some cost effective help.     Our property management division intends to make a landlord’s life easier by ensuring the process of investing in a property is a positive experience rather than a stressful…
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  • Allergy sufferers Home Guide

    20 Apr 2015 | 8:59 am
    The beautiful spring season brings in more than rain, pretty buds blooming, green grass and warm weather. For some of us, this is when the sneezing, wheezing, congestion, and watery eyes occur. But good news fellow allergy sufferers With the advancement in medicine and techniques we can practice at home, the symptoms might actually be controllable First of all, we have to understand what happens at this time of year that causes the sneezing fits The troubles begin when an allergen like pollen grains lands on the moist surface inside your nose, eyes or back of your throat. The moist atmosphere…
  • Surprising reasons why your house is not selling

    30 Mar 2015 | 4:12 pm
    Aside from the typical reasons, there could be other factors that are causing your homes stale stench on the real estate market. When the usual suspects such as overpricing, obvious renovations and location are ruled out, what other issues could be holding back your house from being marked as Sold? You would be surprised at some of the things buyers get put off by when they visit your home. Being a Realtor for so long and having shown thousands of houses to thousands of buyers both first time home buyers and experienced investors, families, etc. I have heard so many reasons why this house…
  • Home Owners Tax Credits

    20 Mar 2015 | 10:53 pm
    If you own a home or planning to buy a home in Canada, there are several home tax deductions that you can claim. It is very surprising that many homeowners do not know about this which is why I thought it would be most helpful to fill you in on this very useful information. First-time home buyer’s tax credit You can claim an amount of $5,000 for the purchase of a qualifying home acquired in 2014. To be eligible, you or your spouse or common-law partner must be the Buyer for the home, the home must fit into the category of a “qualified” home, and you must not have lived in another home…
  • Bridgeland in Calgary -a community for families

    18 Mar 2015 | 9:09 pm
    Bridgeland in Calgary is a stunning family oriented community . Part of the Ne sector of the inner city core you will appreciate the outstanding views from this part of the city. POpular streets are edmonton trail and 10 th ave ne for getting around. Nearby districts would include Renfrew and Cresent Heights . There used to be a big Italian population in this neighbourhood. Things that are exciting that are family oriented include visiting the calgary zoo, walking along the Bow river pathway and checking out the new and Urban restaurants in this diverse community. There is a Telus spark that…
  • Calgary real estate investment basics

    15 Mar 2015 | 10:04 pm
    There are many reasons why consumers turn to homes and real estate as an investment in calgary .  This city has enormous potential due to its unbelievable population growth and job capacity . Many educated workers from Canada have been moving here over the years to get the job and opportunity they might not obtain elsewhere.  The unemployment is low and jobs pay decent wages in this city.  When you are turning to learning about investment real estate there are many ways to diversify the risk. Single family bungalows or bilevel homes with suited properties allow you to collect 2 different…
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  • Public Sealed Bidding of PNB Prime Properties and Foreclosed Cars Slated On April 24, 2015

    Jay Castillo
    19 Apr 2015 | 9:05 pm
    A public sealed bidding of Prime Properties of Philippine National Bank will happen on April 24, 2015, Friday, 10:00am, at the 9th Floor, Financial Center, President Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard, Pasay City, Philippines. A number of PNB foreclosed cars are also included in the bidding. This will be their fourth consecutive public sealed bidding of prime properties in 2015, so it seems this will be a monthly thing. You may download the complete list below. Pre-bidding conference and property details Interested bidders are invited to join the Pre-Bidding Conference on April 21,…
  • Public Auction Of 696 Pag IBIG Fund Acquired Assets For Sale In Cavite Slated On April 28, 2015

    Jay Castillo
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:15 pm
    If you are looking for a foreclosed house and lot in Cavite, then you should check out this list. A public auction of 696 Pag IBIG fund acquired assets for sale shall take place on April 28, 2015, 9:00am – 12:00nn, at the 7th Flr. JELP Business Solutions Center, 409 Shaw Blvd. Mandaluyong City. Details below. Prime properties included in the list of Pag IBIG foreclosed house and lots in Cavite for public auction on April 28, 2015. Source: Official Facebook Page of Pag IBIG Fund (HDMF).   General guidelines Since a lot of people keep asking questions about the process of…
  • 232nd UnionBank Foreclosed Properties Auction Slated on April 25, 2015 (Metro Manila, Luzon, Amalfi)

    Jay Castillo
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:20 pm
    The 232nd Special Public Auction of UnionBank foreclosed properties shall be on April 25, 2015, Saturday, 9:00am, at the 28th Floor, UnionBank Plaza, Meralco Avenue corner Onyx Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. This auction includes foreclosed properties from Metro Manila, Luzon, and brand new houses and lots at Amalfi, The Islands, Dasmarinas Cavite. Auction details below. As usual, the first auction starts at 9:00am and includes Metro Manila and Luzon foreclosed properties. The second auction follows immediately and features the brand new AMALFI house and lots. Don’t forget…
  • PNB Foreclosed Properties In Negros Oriental For Sealed Bidding On April 22, 2015

    Jay Castillo
    13 Apr 2015 | 12:30 am
    PNB foreclosed properties in Negros Oriental shall be for sale through a public sealed bidding on April 22, 2015, Thursday, 2:00pm, at the PNB Dumaguete Branch, Siliman Avenue corner Real St., Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental. Download the complete listing below. Sealed Bidding Terms of Reference I also received a copy of the sealed bidding terms of reference, which I am sharing below. This should give interested bidders a clear picture of the bidding process. Note: Interested bidders will have to submit a signed copy of this form. 1. For purposes of definition, the highest complying bid…
  • Public Bidding of 1,308 Pag-IBIG Foreclosed Properties in Bataan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, and Tarlac slated on April 17, 2015

    Jay Castillo
    6 Apr 2015 | 9:50 pm
    A public bidding for a total of 1,308 Pag-IBIG foreclosed properties in Bataan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, and Tarlac shall be conducted on April 17, 2015, by the Pag-IBIG Fund Committee on Disposition of Acquired Assets at Room 11, 2/Flr. Suburbia Commercial Center, Maimpis, City of San Fernando, Pampanga. Please refer to the complete listings, invitation to bid,  instructions to bidders, and offer to bid form below. I noticed that they have grouped the properties in two, one with discount, one without, both of which are for sealed bidding on the same day, April 17, 2015. A total of…
 
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  • Trends in Modular Home Construction and Design

    Legendary Homes
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Modular home construction means a lot of the building can be conducted in more of a controlled environment, rather than on a construction site, increasing productivity and minimizing risk. Designing a modular home is often an enjoyable experience as you have a variety of options. You can modify the standard floor plan presented by your general contractor and have the modular home with a curb appeal. Here are some of the biggest trending methods in the construction and design of a modular home in Michigan right now. Permanent Construction Permanent construction of modular homes is set to…
  • Inexpensive Exterior Options for Modular Home Customization

    Legendary Homes
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    While it is more convenient to make customization in Michigan it is practical to really choose exterior design for your modular home. The exterior design or style which really works for your taste and lifestyle. This will make you save on both money and time that will be spent to add or modify a part of your home for more of your convenience and comfort. Choose the Right Exterior For modular home customization, choosing the exterior design of your modular home absolutely dictates how it sets itself apart from the other homes around you. So you want to customize your home such that it can…
  • Legendary Homes Inc. offers Modular Home Customization

    Legendary Homes
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Legendary Homes Inc. in Michigan is offering affordable modular home customization to its customers. We are more than happy to work with existing owners to make their dreams come true and upgrade the value of their home. Modular Home Customization Ideas Implementing the right plan begins with you and your idea of what you in your customization project. Once you have in mind how you want to customize your modular home and where you want the upgrade to occur you need to make a few notes to keep the idea fresh. Benefits of Customization All of our modular building plans and customization…
  • Saving Money with Modular Homes Customization

    Legendary Homes
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Modular homes have become more widely accepted in mainstream home building. It is now possible to build your dream home with anything you want sooner and with lesser expense. Cost of Modular Homes Customization Modular homes customization can be done conveniently and cost-effectively. With both aesthetics and functionality in mind, making it your own and making it stand out from the rest will never be a problem. Today when you choose to build modular homes, you have the privilege to make it custom- built. Modular homes customization is a lot more durable and beautiful as compared to…
  • Considerations To Take During Modular Home Customization

    Legendary Homes
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Modular home is a durable and quality abode that is completed faster and priced much lower than the traditional homes. You need to communicate your personalized preferences to the contractor to receive a fully customized home. There are certain aspects you need to keep in mind when it comes to modular home customization. Some of the things that you must consider are as follows: Budget for Modular Home Customization Budget is one of the most important factors that you cannot afford to overlook while choosing a suitable house floor plan for your modular home. Houses, which are big, will cost…
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  • Demi Moore Asks $75M for Penthouse on Central Park West

    Melissa Allison
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:49 pm
    Demi Moore is finally ready to let go of the penthouse on Central Park West that she and ex Bruce Willis bought in 1990, the year “Ghost” came out. “I’m spending the majority of my time in my other homes, and this apartment is too magnificent not to be lived in full time,” Moore told The New York Times. She’s asking $75 million for the 7,000-square-foot triplex, plus a two-bedroom apartment on the lobby level. The monthly maintenance fees for both apartments equal $21,186. The ultra-luxury 5 bedroom, 7.5-bath home sits atop one of the towers of the famous San Remo…
  • Mike Myers Lists Soho Duplex for $16.95M

    Melissa Allison
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    The well-behaved man who brought us “Austin Powers” and “Wayne’s World” is looking to more than double his money on a Soho penthouse he bought for almost $8 million in 2007, the year he voiced the lovable green ogre in “Shrek the Third.” Mike Myers is asking $16.95 million for a 4,204-square-foot duplex. His listing agent, Leonard Steinberg of Compass, told The Wall Street Journal the actor chose the home for its 14-foot ceilings, and because the building is one floor higher than most surrounding structures, giving the penthouse sweeping views. Set…
  • Eviction 101: What’s Legal, What’s Not, and Your Rights as a Tenant

    Avvo
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:35 pm
    By Stephanie Reid, Avvo attorney and NakedLaw contributor There it is: the dreaded eviction notice, taped not-so-subtly across the front door of your home. Getting an eviction notice may seem like the end of the world at first, but renters do have tenant rights that can help resolve the issue or change the landlord’s decision. Unfortunately, not every eviction is avoidable: Landlords have rights, too, and obligations to uphold the value of the property and the safety of all other tenants. Here’s a look at what’s legal and what’s not when it comes to the eviction process. Lawful…
  • Advice for Buyers and Sellers in a Buyers’ Market

    Brendon DeSimone
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:32 pm
    When there is an abundance of homes for sale in a particular market, buyers and sellers both need to adapt their strategies. Here’s how to proceed from either side of the transaction in a buyers’ market. How to sell in a buyers’ market It’s not impossible to sell a home in a buyers’ market. For the right price and the right house in the right condition, there will always be a buyer. But the home’s true value may not be in line with the seller’s expectations. Most sellers refuse to believe the reality of a buyers’ market, and a struggle ensues.
  • Pete Carroll Sells Seattle Lakefront Home

    Melissa Allison
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:09 am
    Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll received $6.1 million this spring for a Seattle lakefront property he and his wife, Glena, bought less than a year ago, property records show. The off-market deal was first reported by the Puget Sound Business Journal. Carroll, who signed a contract extension last year that lasts through the 2016 football season, still owns homes in his native California — in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Rolling Hills. The 3,860-square-foot home he sold on Seattle’s Lake Washington boasts 75 feet of private, west-facing waterfront with stunning sunset views. It…
 
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  • Find the Best Real Estate Lead Generation Tactic for Your Agency

    Andrew Gale
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:38 pm
    Real estate lead generation is always on the mind of real estate agents like yourself. If you’re not looking for ways to get more phone leads, you’re probably searching for tips and tricks to bring in more leads to your website. Using online marketing tactics to maximize real estate lead generation is a must if … Continue reading Find the Best Real Estate Lead Generation Tactic for Your Agency The post Find the Best Real Estate Lead Generation Tactic for Your Agency appeared first on The Leading Real Estate Marketing Blog.
  • The Best Real Estate Postcards &Templates For 2015

    Andrew Gale
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Here is an awesome list of all the best companies making real estate postcards. Some of them have quality real estate postcard templates and some should be avoided! We also have a list of expired listing letters   Realasponse – Real Estate Postcards http://www.realasponse.com/ No other real estate postcards gives you so much for pocket … Continue reading The Best Real Estate Postcards &Templates For 2015 The post The Best Real Estate Postcards &Templates For 2015 appeared first on The Leading Real Estate Marketing Blog.
  • Powerful Real Estate Marketing | Tools, Strategies & Tips

    Andrew Gale
    20 Dec 2014 | 12:05 am
    The online and offline real estate marketing landscape is getting bigger and bigger. New tools are coming out all the time, new strategies to help bring more traffic and in this post we try to help you bring it all together. Real Estate Marketing Tools These tools are not all made specifically for Realtors. Optimizely … Continue reading Powerful Real Estate Marketing | Tools, Strategies & Tips The post Powerful Real Estate Marketing | Tools, Strategies & Tips appeared first on The Leading Real Estate Marketing Blog.
  • Remarkable Content Strategy Tips For Realtors

    Andrew Gale
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Today the hard part of creating content is getting eyeballs on the real estate content that you’ve created. In this post we outline some of the key tips you can use to get more views on the content you put all that time into. Also known as distribution. Outreach Outreach is defined as manually finding people … Continue reading Remarkable Content Strategy Tips For Realtors The post Remarkable Content Strategy Tips For Realtors appeared first on 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 … Continue reading Best Real Estate CRM’s reviewed The post Best Real Estate CRM’s reviewed appeared first on The Leading Real Estate Marketing Blog.
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    Zurple | Real Estate Agent Success Blog

  • Bad Habits, Real Estate Mistakes and Things to Avoid in 2015

    20 Apr 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Business growth strategies and marketing ideas are great - but in addition to learning what to do to become succesful, it's also important to learn what NOT to do to.In fact - some of our most popular blog posts have been focused on exactly that. Check it out!
  • Zurple Case Study: The SIR Group

    17 Apr 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Junior Agent Becomes Multi-Million Dollar Success Story with Zurple Brandon first joined Zurple at the beginning of his real estate career in 2011. From the start, he aspired to build his own brokerage and to become known in the luxury real estate market. In 2014, he got his chance.
  • Friday Freebies: Get More Real Estate Seller Leads

    17 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Friday Freebies is here! Spring is officially here - and it's time to start targeting springtime sellers. There are lots of traditional marketing methods you can use to generate more real estate seller leads, but today's Friday Freebies offering provides you with a few more creative options. 
  • Coming Soon: Zurple Seller Leads

    16 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    We're excited to announce the upcoming release of our newest Conversations™ software product addition - Seller Leads. 
  • 11 Things You Didn't Know About Zurple CEO, Ryan Owen

    15 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    If you are reading this, you are most likely a real estate entrepreneur. In the spirit of entrepreneurship, I thought it would be interesting to interview our founder, Ryan Owen to find out what makes him tick.
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    Central Ohio Real Estate & Homes for Sale

  • Worthington Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Mar 2015

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Worthington * Median Listing Price: $302,630 -0.05% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $144.0000 0.05% Total Listings: 22 0.57% Total Listings Previous Months: February January 14 19 -0.26% -0.3% * All data pertains to single-family homes Worthington Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Mar 2015 Worthington OH SubdivisionsBristol Woods Colonial Hills Davis Estates Deer Creek Kilbourne Village Northhigh Acres Old Worthington Old Worthington Area Olde Worthington Olentangy Highlands Olentangy Hills Pinecliff Village Potters Creek Ravines At Deer Creek Riverlea Riverlea Condos…
  • Whitehall Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Mar 2015

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Whitehall * Median Listing Price: $122,830 -0.05% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $69.0000 0% Total Listings: 81 Total Listings Previous Months: February January 81 78 0.04% -0.13% * All data pertains to single-family homes Whitehall Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Mar 2015 Whitehall OH SubdivisionsEdward L Mcvey 67 Fairway Links Fairway Oaks Glencoe Norton Field Pinewood Whitehall ParkWhitehall Homes for Sale / Columbus Homes for Sale HECM For Purchase - Buy a Home With As Little as 40% Down if you are 62 or OlderThe Buckeye Realty TeamBerkshire Hathaway…
  • Westerville Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Mar 2015

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Westerville * Median Listing Price: $354,190 0.04% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $118.0000 0.01% Total Listings: 149 -0.11% Total Listings Previous Months: February January 167 180 -0.07% -0.14% * All data pertains to single-family homes Westerville Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Mar 2015 Westerville OH SubdivisionsAlbany Crossing Albany Reserve Albanyview Annehurst Ashbrooke Village Asherton Grove Asherton Grove Condominiums Asherton Grove Dr. Augusta Woods Autumn Woods Bay Ridge Estates Beachler Blendon Chase Brookstone Cambridge Crossing Carriage Oaks Chippewill…
  • Utica Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Mar 2015

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Utica * Median Listing Price: $170,850 -0.07% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $84.0000 -0.07% Total Listings: 10 -0.33% Total Listings Previous Months: February January 15 14 0.07% -0.07% * All data pertains to single-family homes Utica Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Mar 2015 Utica OH SubdivisionsUtica Homes for Sale / Columbus Homes for Sale HECM For Purchase - Buy a Home With As Little as 40% Down if you are 62 or OlderThe Buckeye Realty TeamBerkshire Hathaway HomeServcies - Professional Realty121 Mill Street, Suite 128Gahanna, OH 43230 Phone: 614-835-7151  Fax:…
  • Upper Arlington Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Mar 2015

    Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Today's Market Trends for Upper Arlington * Median Listing Price: $474,660 0.04% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $163.0000 0.03% Total Listings: 58 -0.05% Total Listings Previous Months: February January 61 76 -0.2% -0.18% * All data pertains to single-family homes Upper Arlington Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Mar 2015 Upper Arlington OH SubdivisionsArlington Crossing Arlington Pointe Camberlay Canterbury Canterbury Area Carriage Hill Coach Road Villas Concord Village Coventry Estates Duros Subdivision East Cleft Eastcleft Guilford Place Hastings Place Lot 27 Kenbrook Heights Kipling Forest…
 
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    Housing Blog

  • Housing supports Net Neutrality. Do you?

    Resident Blogger
    15 Apr 2015 | 2:33 am
    Do you know what ‘net neutrality’ is? Do you think it’s a complicated, ‘techie’ issue that doesn’t require your attention? Well, this is something that affects everyone, including you. If you’re not okay with having to pay additional money every month to use apps like WhatsApp, Google Hangouts, Instagram, Facebook, Skype and all the others you spend a lot of your time on, this is an issue that should bother you, and one you should be concerned about. Know It All content on the internet is equal, all accessible at the speed you’re paying for, and once you have an internet…
  • Welcoming The Truth of Real Estate – IREF

    Resident Blogger
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:40 am
    Home-buying is a landmark decision in one’s life and, as goes with every big decision, requires thorough research. Our industry, the Real Estate sector, maintains an infamous reputation in India. Consumers lack trust and, subsequently, have a lot of reservations and doubts pertaining to Real Estate transactions. Whom do they go to with these questions? A developer has insights but has vested interests as a seller. Most of the brokers (of course not all) are hopeless advisers. Identifying this gaping hole, a discussion platform – Indian Real Estate Forum – came to be.
  • LOOK UP WORLD

    Resident Blogger
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:27 am
    Holi is the festival that celebrates colours and happiness. It is only fitting that before this celebration starts, we say hello again and introduce our symbol, our soul to the world. Far from being just a makeover, it is the distillation of all that we stand for and culmination of a process that began a year ago. You’ll be seeing a lot more of our new brand over the coming months. But two words will tell you everything you need to know about us: Look Up! Look Up is a Journey Housing is for everyone. Call it an itch or idealism, we knew we wanted to change things big and fast for everyone.
  • 5 Amazing Monuments In The Name Of Love

    Resident Blogger
    14 Feb 2015 | 4:02 am
    Legendary poems have been penned, faraway lands conquered, and amazing monuments built in the name of love! While we know of the Taj Mahal as perhaps the most famous and notable testament to undying love, there are several others all over the world; each one with its own beautiful story. Boldt Castle on Heart Island, New York The story of Boldt Castle is one of love and loss, like many other great love stories. The castle was commissioned in 1900 by George C. Boldt, a famous and wealthy hotelier; as a symbol of his overwhelming affection for his wife, Louise. It was to be a grand 5-acre…
  • A Home With a View – Slice View

    Resident Blogger
    5 Feb 2015 | 10:20 pm
    At Housing, we work to solve every problem in real estate. One of the challenges in the real estate industry is the difficulty in visualising a new apartment as a home, when the project is still a layout on paper. It is more difficult to do so when staring at a 2-D image on a screen. Housing aims to provide its users a seamless home-buying experience, one that lets the buyer see – and not just imagine – the homes he/she wants. So, we created Slice View. Using Slice View, we have been able to capitalise on what was a shortcoming for the entire industry. It enables our users to take…
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    Arizona Real Estate Today

  • Getting The Best Value and Not Best Dollar For Your Home

    William Morris
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:28 pm
    Are You Thinking of Selling Your Home? Get the Best Value For Your Home.Homes are bought and sold everyday, especially in good markets.  People usually want to get top dollar for their home, but sometimes the home does not look the part to get top dollar.  That's ok.  Many times people go to open houses and see a beautifully renovated home, or even look at the pictures of homes for sale online and see perfection.  In some cases, it is a great idea to have a home that is in perfect condition or even recently remodeled.  However, that is not always your best option.The…
  • Beautiful North Phoenix Home For Sale

    William Morris
    15 Mar 2015 | 11:58 am
    3307 E Tonopah Dr. Phoenix, AZ 85050What A Location! This Well Maintained 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home In A Popular North Phoenix Neighborhood Conveniently Located To Desert Ridge Which Offers Great Shopping And Dining, Paradise Valley Community College And Quick Access To Both The 101 & 51 Freeways. This 1564 SF Home Offers A Split Floor Plan With A Bright, Open Living Room With Vaulted Ceilings & Plant Shelves. You Will Appreciate The Formal Dining Room And A Spacious, Eat-In Kitchen With Breakfast Nook, Breakfast Bar, Built In Desk And Spacious Pantry. The Large Master Suite Features A…
  • Arizona Cactus League Spring Training

    William Morris
    11 Mar 2015 | 5:45 pm
    Major League Baseball Cactus League Spring Training in ArizonaEach spring the Phoenix, Arizona area fills up with people from all over the country.  March is a busy time in Arizona.  Many local hotels sell out on a nightly basis, and businesses see a boom in revenue.  One of the biggest draws during that time is Major League Baseball's spring training.  No matter where you are in the Valley during March there is a spring training game nearby.For a Printable Map of Spring Training Stadiums Click HereSpring Training games are fun for friends or family.  Everyone enjoys…
  • Great Horse Property with Mountain Views For Sale in Globe, Arizona

    William Morris
    17 Feb 2015 | 5:11 pm
    Home For Sale: 8253 Ice House Canyon Globe, ArizonaThis mountainside three bedroom home has spectacular views of the mountains and surrounding area. The home has a large master bedroom with a walk in closet and access to the beautiful back patio. The backyard is great for relaxing or entertaining with built in fire pit and a jacuzzi enclosed in a separate building. The property sits on just over 6 acres with plenty of room for horses or whatever suits your desires. This unique property is a must see for potential buyers wanting their space, but still want the convenience of being close to…
  • Mesa, Arizona Open House: Beautiful Dobson Ranch Home

    William Morris
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:06 pm
    Open House at a beautiful Dobson Ranch Home in Mesa, ArizonaAddress: 2651 S Los Altos                Mesa, AZ 85202When: Thursday, January 22nd from 2pm-5pm & Saturday, January 24th from 10am-2pmLow HOA, Great amenities,Beautiful home in highly sought after Dobson Ranch. 3 bedrooms plus an office, formal living and dining, family room with gas fire place off of completely new kitchen, new gas stove, microwave, and dishwasher. The interior of this home is fresh with upgraded cabinetry, granite counters, custom tile surrounds in bath and shower,…
 
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    Struggling Investor

  • What I Figured out About Organizing your Leads with Excel + Free Tool

    Scott Costello
    6 Apr 2015 | 5:37 am
    There are quite a few options when you are looking for wholesaling lead management software.  Probably one of the most popular lead tracking tools out there is simply Microsoft Excel.  I have seen countless forum posts on Bigger Pockets asking what CRMs other wholesalers use.  The one consistent answer that I see is to use Excel as a CRM.  It’s not necessarily the best, only that there is always a couple of people who swear buy it. Click Here to get the Excel Lead Manager I created for this article   In my efforts to explore many of the top lead management systems out there…
  • Direct Mail Campaign Tracking + Free Tool

    Scott Costello
    13 Mar 2015 | 9:38 am
    Two weeks ago I wrote a blog post about What Lead Information you should keep track of.  In that post I broke down the minimum data points that you would benefit from keeping track of over the course of a leads life.  What I didn’t go over is how to keep track of your mailing campaigns. When I first started out I found that keeping track of mailing campaigns can quickly get out of control.  I’ll be the first to admit that my memory is terrible…I was never good at taking tests.  Once I had more then 3 campaigns running at a time I completely lost track of what needed to…
  • How to Organize Your Wholesaler Leads

    Scott Costello
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:38 am
    There are a few HAVE TO HAVES when it comes to being a real estate wholesaler as far as I’m concerned.  Relationships, Systems and Leads.  Everything else comes a distant second. They all work together as well to create a successful business. Having leads is must, but what is also very important is your ability to keep those leads organized. What leads do you need to mail to this month? Looking up a lead when they call Making sure you don’t have duplicate leads Which leads you referred to another wholesaler Which addresses are invalid Which leads do I need to call back? I can…
  • Rant: Who Has Time to Organize

    Scott Costello
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    New Monthly Rant Series:  I figured it would be insightful to share some of what bothers me about trying to run a side business.  It’s not all successes and happy faces.  It truly is a roller coaster ride and I think sharing that with my readers is going to cathartic.  It seems every month I hit a point where I say “Do i want to do this anymore?”   Thankfully I am pretty good at over coming those feelings.  Lucky or unlucky for you I’ve decided to write about what I’m tired of or think is just plain stupid when it comes to real estate investing.   Here…
  • SI Lead Manager v7 is HERE!

    Scott Costello
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:58 am
    I am happy to announce that the latest version of SI Lead Manager has been released…v7!  This latest update to SI Lead Manager is the biggest update yet.  The entire software has been recreated from the ground up in order to take it to the next level. I’ve listened to the suggestions and have put all my efforts into making this one of the most user friendly lead management applications out there. There are 3 main areas that I wanted to focus on with this new release… Number 1 – Organization of Property Leads and All the Data you’ll need to maintain Previous…
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    Real Property Management National Headquarters » Blog

  • Do You Know Your Rights on Sex Offender Laws?

    Chanda Gunter
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:14 am
    Are sex offenders a protected class under fair housing laws?  At Real Property Management, we take credit and criminal background checks, and fair housing laws seriously, where statistics show many property managers do not. Tenant laws and regulations can be unclear and an inexperienced landlord may not know how to deal with certain situations. True or False? You are legally required to rent your home to an otherwise qualified registered sex offender. Inexperienced #landlords may not know how to deal w/ criminal backgrounds and #fairhousing lawsClick To Tweet   FALSE Fair housing laws…
  • Expert Business Advice from Franchise Owners

    Chanda Gunter
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:31 pm
    As a new business, or even one that’s been around the block…Where can you get great business advice? Great business advice is a valuable commodity, especially in the small business and franchising world. A hallmark of a strong company with independently owned offices is that it uses a “team” approach to set goals and define strategic direction in the best interest of its customers.  Real Property Management’s team includes an Advisory Council, comprised of 12 franchise owners who represent our 260+ offices around the country.  This diverse group offers input…
  • Outdoor Living Spaces Worthy of Your Patio Furniture

    Chanda Gunter
    13 Apr 2015 | 11:43 am
    Did you know backyard living spaces can get you higher rent? Looking for ideas for your backyard? Look beyond your patio furniture and check out these trends! Backyards aren’t just about patio furniture anymore! Creating an outdoor living space can be easy, low cost and add value to your rental home. In fact, one of the biggest advantages to a single family residential home is the personal space found in a private backyard.  Simple enhancements will help your home rent quicker to quality tenants who will preserve your investment and pay a higher rent rate.  Here are some of our…
  • Owning Rental Property Out of State: An Owners’ Story

    Chanda Gunter
    7 Apr 2015 | 2:45 am
      Owning rental property out of state can be a major headache, especially if you are a DIY (do-it-yourself) landlord. What do you do when you live in one state and have one or multiple properties in other areas? What if you are military and relocate multiple times? Here’s how one property owner, Joe Khoury, now has peace of mind living a thousand miles away from his rental properties. Joe’s first rental home was due to a military relocation taking him from Charleston, SC to Suffolk, VA. He decided to use a property management company in South Carolina to handle what had been his…
  • How to Sell a House Occupied with Tenants: 5 Smart Tips to Do it Right

    Chanda Gunter
    6 Apr 2015 | 2:26 am
    Selling a home can sometimes be stressful. To sell a house with tenants is even more challenging.  If your home is currently occupied with renters and you now plan to sell, the process is not always an easy task. In fact, many real estate agents recommend waiting until the lease expires, however, this scenario is not always an option for the homeowner. Tenants feel that this is their home and can become very sensitive when they learn the property is for sale, making the selling process more difficult.  They may be upset about moving, uncooperative with showings, offer unsolicited negative…
 
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    Red Cube Property » Blog

  • What does Budget 2015 mean to investors and landlords

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

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

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

    sev
    22 Mar 2015 | 5:05 pm
    Regional centres have proven to be the best locations for profitable returns in buy-to-let investment, with 25% of properties in places like Manchester, Nottingham and Southampton now privately rented. London is no longer the place to be if you’re after the best buy-to-let returns, with investors looking beyond the capital and at regions where yields are 300% higher, according to data from lender HSBC. The data showed that certain parts of the UK – such as Blackpool, Nottingham, Hull and Southampton, offered the outstanding rental yields when compared to other areas of the UK. HSBC also…
  • Know your rights if you have squatters in your property

    sev
    15 Mar 2015 | 5:05 pm
    It can be devastating coming home from an extended holiday or coming back from taking a construction break on your property and finding that it has been broken into and people are now squatting there. Any kind of break-in is a stressful and frightening experience and often has a lasting effect on the owner of the property, however unlike in the event of a burglary; you now have to deal with people who have broken into your home without permission. It is commonly thought that there is a grey area in the law when it comes to the squatter’s rights and evicting squatters from your property;…
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    Partner Xchange Blog

  • Improve Team Morale by Taking Care of Their Stressors at Home

    Kat Bremhorst
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:08 pm
    When your employees are distracted it makes it hard for them to concentrate on the tasks at hand and work to their greatest potential. When stress is work-related, you can take it into your own jurisdiction to help in anyway you can, but when the stress is home-life related there isn’t much you can do.…
  • Marketing Yourself by Being Yourself on Twitter

    Kat Bremhorst
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:11 am
    Our social media manager, Carly Ramirez, has a story that she loves to tell. Here it is: There’s a loan officer at Guaranteed Rate who loves Twitter, and he loves Chicago sports. During games he’s known to live Tweet his commentary of the game while using appropriate hashtags. One day, this loan officer was tweeting…
  • Weekend Marketing Project: Lemonade Stand

    Kat Bremhorst
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:36 pm
    The weather is warm and nothing goes with warm weather better than ice cold, refreshing lemonade. Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle, or just close with your neighborhood kiddos–you probably know a youngin’ with an entrepreneurial spirit. This weekend reach out to your favorite kiddo with a business proposition, you’ll help them run…
  • The Old Spice Man Does Real Estate…Kind of…

    Kat Bremhorst
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:26 am
    Do you remember those hilarious Old Spice commercials with the buff guy in the towel? Here’s the real estate version (minus the buff man). Enjoy the laughs.
  • Sweetheart Deal or Skin in the Game?

    Jonathan D. Nicholas
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:05 am
    Recruiting and retaining great talent within your real estate organization, whether that’s a team or a brokerage, can be frustrating and challenging due to competitive pressures. It seems that everyone is talking to and trying to recruit the same limited but productive audience of real estate agents. When team leaders and brokers find themselves competing…
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    The Atlanta Homes Team Real Estate Blog

  • 10 Reasons To Have Buyer Representation When Purchasing A New Construction Home

    24 Mar 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Do you really need a Realtor® if you plan on buying a newly constructed home? Sometimes when the real estate market has many new constructed homes, buyers often consider purchasing without consulting a Realtor® first. Nevertheless, the benefits of using an agent as a new construction buyers representative are many. Here’s our list: 1. FREE Representation. It’s almost never recommended to represent yourself in a court, so why would anyone do it when buying a home? Using an agent for a new construction who will represent you will keep your best interest in mind against a seller who is…
  • The Best Of Valentines Day Events In Atlanta

    12 Feb 2015 | 7:57 am
    Valentine’s Day 2015 is arriving on February 14th, just a few days away to plan a night for you and your special someone. Atlanta has tons going on, and we have compiled a list of some of our favorite things to do so dont panic if you havent made plans yet. No matter your relationship situation, any of these events would be great to enjoy with your spouse, significant other, potential new mate, or platonic friends.  Don’t stay in and sulk this year for Valentine’s Day - the Atlanta metro area has tons of events that are enjoyable whether you live in the city or just outside the…
  • Friday The 13th: Visit The Spookiest Places In Atlanta

    11 Feb 2015 | 5:49 am
    Friday the 13th is right around the corner, and for those who are superstitious or simply have a fascination with Black Friday, there’s a lot to know that surrounds this special date. While many people who have phobias of this holiday actually change their normal routines, others choose to treat it with a carefree opportunity to divulge in the eerie. The metro Atlanta area has several spooky places to visit if you find you are one of the latter types of people; the former, however, might want to just stay home Friday The 13th: History amp; Impact While the origin of the superstition is…
  • In The Spotlight: Cumming, GA

    3 Feb 2015 | 8:45 am
    Located in Forsyth County, Georgia, Cumming is a part of the Atlanta metro area and hosts a population of 5,430 (2010 Census). Cumming is a vibrant community with a downhome, southern feel located just outside of the faster-paced Atlanta metro scene. Cumming is charming and beautiful, and due to its proximity to major business centers in Atlanta, has become an oft sought-after location for those searching for their dream homes in the Atlanta real estate market. Residents here have strong sense of community tied together with traditional family values. The folk that live in Cumming enjoy…
  • Real Estate Market Predictions 2015: A Return to Normalcy?

    16 Jan 2015 | 7:43 am
    As we enter 2015, potential home buyers and sellers alike are wondering what 2015 will look like for the US housing market. While we saw an uneven recovery from the 2008-2009 Recession in 2014, some analysts have expressed their real estate market predictions (2015) and they believe things might even out as economic and job growth continue to accelerate in the United States. Fortune reported that we can expect three main things: Home price increases are likely to slow down, although affordability will decline. Mortgage rates are likely to rise. Millennials will demand housing which will help…
 
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    The Leading Real Estate Marketing Blog

  • Find the Best Real Estate Lead Generation Tactic for Your Agency

    Andrew Gale
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:38 pm
    Real estate lead generation is always on the mind of real estate agents like yourself. If you’re not looking for ways to get more phone leads, you’re probably searching for tips and tricks to bring in more leads to your website. Using online marketing tactics to maximize real estate lead generation is a must if … Continue reading Find the Best Real Estate Lead Generation Tactic for Your Agency The post Find the Best Real Estate Lead Generation Tactic for Your Agency appeared first on The Leading Real Estate Marketing Blog.
  • The Best Real Estate Postcards &Templates For 2015

    Andrew Gale
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Here is an awesome list of all the best companies making real estate postcards. Some of them have quality real estate postcard templates and some should be avoided! We also have a list of expired listing letters   Realasponse – Real Estate Postcards http://www.realasponse.com/ No other real estate postcards gives you so much for pocket … Continue reading The Best Real Estate Postcards &Templates For 2015 The post The Best Real Estate Postcards &Templates For 2015 appeared first on The Leading Real Estate Marketing Blog.
  • Powerful Real Estate Marketing | Tools, Strategies & Tips

    Andrew Gale
    20 Dec 2014 | 12:05 am
    The online and offline real estate marketing landscape is getting bigger and bigger. New tools are coming out all the time, new strategies to help bring more traffic and in this post we try to help you bring it all together. Real Estate Marketing Tools These tools are not all made specifically for Realtors. Optimizely … Continue reading Powerful Real Estate Marketing | Tools, Strategies & Tips The post Powerful Real Estate Marketing | Tools, Strategies & Tips appeared first on The Leading Real Estate Marketing Blog.
  • Remarkable Content Strategy Tips For Realtors

    Andrew Gale
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Today the hard part of creating content is getting eyeballs on the real estate content that you’ve created. In this post we outline some of the key tips you can use to get more views on the content you put all that time into. Also known as distribution. Outreach Outreach is defined as manually finding people … Continue reading Remarkable Content Strategy Tips For Realtors The post Remarkable Content Strategy Tips For Realtors appeared first on 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 … Continue reading Best Real Estate CRM’s reviewed The post Best Real Estate CRM’s reviewed appeared first on The Leading Real Estate Marketing Blog.
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  • The Upper East Side: Cool, Like Emma Watson

    Melissa Case
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:50 am
    It’s been said, since the dawn of time, that there’s a battle between the “haves” and the “have-nots.” Revaluate thinks there is a battle, but it’s probably not between these groups. It’s between the “cool” and the “those who think they’re cooler than cool.” Or something like that. Ice cold? What? Why are we suddenly humming “Hey Ya”? We digress. Nowhere is this battle evidenced more than in New York City, where there’s no end to the discussion of which neighborhood is the best, the most hip, or the coolest. If Hipster wisdom in all its cowl-necked, bearded,…
  • Revaluate in the News – “Big Deal” Edition

    Chris Drayer
    9 Mar 2015 | 6:09 pm
    More big time news outlets and reporters are asking Revaluate to dig deep in order to uncover the dirt and diamonds on New York Real Estate. Yesterday Revaluate was featured in the New York Post, in an article highlighting the crazy low taxes assessed on the super high end penthouses around Central Park.  The most expensive Penthouse ever sold went for 100M, and paid only 16k in Taxes!  The article is getting lots of publicity, and was the featured as an exclusive. Realtor.com is the official website of the National Association of Realtors – and is operated by Rupert…
  • New York’s Most Expensive Apartments – Past, Present, and Future

    Max Galka
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:50 am
    At the end of last year, a penthouse in the new One57 tower sold for an astounding $100M, setting a new record for most expensive apartment ever sold in New York City, and topping a banner year for high-end real estate that included seven sales valued at over $50 million. Are these sales reflective of a luxury bubble that is about to pop? In 2000, when Blackstone president Steven Schwartzman bought a Park Avenue triplex penthouse for $37M, people could not imagine how prices could go any higher.  Sure enough, it took only one year for the sale to be topped, as Donald Trump sold his…
  • When is the Best Time to Rent an Apartment in NYC?

    Max Galka
    21 Feb 2015 | 11:55 am
      When is the Best Time to Rent an Apartment in NYC? Had you lived during the three centuries stretching from New York’s colonial days to the time of World War II, you would only have one option. Until about 70 years ago, everyone in New York moved on the same day, May 1, known then as “Moving Day.” As the legend goes, Dutch settlers established this odd tradition in celebration of May 1st, 1626, the day they first set out to colonize Manhattan (later buying it from the Lenape on May 4th for a measly $23).  Each year thereafter, the settlers would…
  • Are These 6 New York Pied-a-Terres Nefarious?

    Chris Drayer
    13 Feb 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Last week the New York Times LOUISE STORY and STEPHANIE SAUL unveiled an article that is an epic story about the concealed identity of a handful of businessmen, many from out of the country, who purchase staggeringly expensive pied-a-terres in New York. There was a direct line drawn connecting the frequently illegal business actions of the buyer and the buildings that seemingly protected the anonymity of buyers. According to the Times, 80% of units sold in Time Warner Building in 2014 were bought by shell companies, so as to cover the identity of the purchaser.  The Times found 16…
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  • Moving To or From Abacoa - How to Pack Breakables

    17 Apr 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Breakables: Tips for How to Pack Them If you are moving to or from the Abacao area or any place and you have luxury items or breakables it's best to wait to pack breakables as many of them sometimes over pack these items or mis organize them, causing them to crack, chip or even shatter. Tips for Packing Your Breakables In the event you decide to pack your breakables yourself, be sure you have most of the other items in your house already packed. When you start to pack your breakables, realize that it will probably take more time to do than it did for the rest of the items in your home…
  • Guest Rooms at the Inn at Admiral’s Cove

    16 Apr 2015 | 9:13 am
    Guest Rooms at the Inn at Admiral’s Cove for Members and Guest Members Admiral’s Cove offers 32 exquisite rooms for members and guests of members starting about $390 per night. These beautiful rooms are located in the East Clubhouse and offer eight distinct suites and rooms for members and their guests. The East Clubhouse is located on the eastern side of the community overlooking the marina. The deluxe rooms feature a king or two queen size beds on the fourth floor overlooking the marina and the intracoastal waterway. Guests receive a complimentary morning newspaper, wet bar…
  • Singer Island Market Report 2015

    13 Apr 2015 | 9:10 am
    Property Values and Home Trends for Singer Island Real Estate Singer Island is located in Palm Beach County Florida and is one of the more affluent condominium communities in the county. The Oceanside houses most condominium buildings while west side is full of waterfront estates and homes. For considering buying or selling in Singer Island it helps to know the real estate market, current trends, days on the market and average home price. Currently the median price for a home on Singer Island is $550,000. The median price per square foot is currently $282. At any given time there's about…
  • Frenchman's Reserve Real Estate Market Report

    8 Apr 2015 | 10:40 am
    If you're planning on buying or selling a home in Frenchman's Reserve, Palm Beach Gardens Florida helps to know the property values, whether homes are going up or decreasing in value, the amount of homes on the market currently in what you're likely to pay for home in Frenchman’s Reserve. This market report is for the first quarter, 2015 There are currently 27 properties for sale priced from $489,000 for home in the Chambord neighborhood of Frenchman's Reserve, to $3.2 million for a luxury estate on Hermitage Circle. The median home price is currently $1.35 million, and the average…
  • New Home for Sale in Mirabella at Mirasol $789,000

    6 Apr 2015 | 8:00 pm
    New Listing! Mirabella Home at Mirasol Located in Palm Beach Gardens Florida in the prestigious Mirasol community is this brand new listing at 196 Sedona Way priced at $798,000.  What you need to know about it: 5 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 3,385 Square Feet of Living Space Lot Size 8,219 square feet Built in 2006 3 Car Garage These are the basics but what you may want to know are the amazing features that set this home apart. A gorgeous courtyard sits on a wide open lake front lot! The home features hurricane impact glass throughout, screened pool area with built in kitchen and…
 
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  • Lane Field Hotel Development

    Amanda Shelley
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:37 pm
    You may have seen our article about the opening of Lane Field Park on March 16th, the first step in a multi-phase development project which, in conjunction with the North Embarcadero Visionary Plan, will usher in 2 new hotels, a total of 800 rooms, to downtown San Diego’s waterfront. In this article we’ll cover in detail what […] The post Lane Field Hotel Development appeared first on City Consulting Group - A San Diego Real Estate Agency.
  • Welcome our new downtown San Diego real estate agent: Amanda Mitts

    Amanda Shelley
    10 Apr 2015 | 2:38 pm
    City Consulting Group is proud to announce that Amanda Mitts has joined our team as a Downtown San Diego real estate agent. To give our readers some insight into Amanda’s background and experience, we asked her to share with us some details about why she pursued a career in real estate and what drew her to San Diego. What […] The post Welcome our new downtown San Diego real estate agent: Amanda Mitts appeared first on City Consulting Group - A San Diego Real Estate Agency.
  • 4 Important Credit Reporting Changes To Help San Diego Home Buyers

    City Consulting Group
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:27 pm
    When I used to work for a bank, we offered a service that allowed customers to receive a triple bureau credit report for $1. I loved selling this product, because it was always an eye opener to my clients and helped me teach them how their credit score was computed. Interestingly enough, my clients were sometimes […] The post 4 Important Credit Reporting Changes To Help San Diego Home Buyers appeared first on City Consulting Group - A San Diego Real Estate Agency.
  • City Consulting Group’s March Closings

    Amanda Shelley
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:41 pm
    In March 2015, City Consulting Group closed 4 real estate transactions. 1. 3672 Caminito Cielo del Mar, San Diego, CA 92130 Ari and Samantha called us looking for a downtown San Diego rental but quickly decided buying would be a better option. They started working with another brokerage but ultimately came back to work with Jason. […] The post City Consulting Group’s March Closings appeared first on City Consulting Group - A San Diego Real Estate Agency.
  • Millennials top list of 2014 Home Buyers

    Amanda Shelley
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:27 am
    The National Association of Realtors has released the results of their Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Study which found the largest group of recent homebuyers to be the millennial generation. The findings came from a 127 question survey completed by 6,572 people who purchased a home between July 2013 and June 2014.  Below we examine the […] The post Millennials top list of 2014 Home Buyers appeared first on City Consulting Group - A San Diego Real Estate Agency.
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  • Going Green and Curbing Gentrification: How the Bronx Is Doing It Differently

    Emily Nonko
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:58 pm
    one moment please...Bronx, NY, United States+ Expand- collapseImage: View Grand Concourse via photopin (license) “Ladies and gentlemen, the Bronx is burning.” The infamous phrase, uttered in a 1977 broadcast of a Bronx fire, has stuck in the mind of many New Yorkers even today. Indeed, the Bronx saw a sharp decline in population and quality of life in the late 1960s and 1970s, which culminated in a wave of arson. By the early 1980s, the South Bronx was considered one of the most blighted neighborhoods in the country, with a 60 percent decline in population and 40 percent decline of…
  • Interior Pictures Revealed for Demi Moore’s $75M San Remo Penthouse

    Annie Doge
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:45 pm
    one moment please...145 Central Park West, New York, NY, United States+ Expand- collapseWe learned on Friday that Demi Moore’s triplex penthouse at the San Remo would be hitting the market for $75 million, and now the listing has finally gone live, reports Curbed. While last week’s exclusive story in the Times revealed many details about the 7,000-square-foot Central Park West residence which Moore bought in 1990 with ex-husband Bruce Willis, we only had black-and-white photos of the apartment from 1937. There aren’t a ton of new pictures, but they show how the couple…
  • New Renderings Revealed for 217 West 57th Street, the Will-Be Tallest Residential Building in the World

    Dana Schulz
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:30 pm
    one moment please...217 West 57th Street, New York, NY, United States+ Expand- collapseRendering via NY Yimby It’s been relatively quiet on the Nordstrom Tower front since we saw some skyline renderings in September. But now YIMBY has uncovered the official renderings for Extell‘s 217 West 57th Street, the 92-story, 1,775-foot supertall that will take the title of tallest residential building in the world when completed, surpassing Mumbai’s World One Tower by 29 feet. The images continue to show how the tower will dominate the skyline, but they also give us a detailed look at…
  • VIDEO: Has the ‘Misguided’ Landmarks Law Bulldozed New York City’s Future?

    Diane Pham
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Concerted efforts to preserve the city’s buildings are a relatively new phenomenon; it wasn’t until 50 years ago that the NYC Landmarks Law was enacted, providing protection for the city’s most storied structures. While many of us feel that New York wouldn’t be half of what it is today if developers were allowed free range of our urbanscape, a video by ReasonTV contends that the Landmarks Act is actually keeping the city from its true potential. “In the old days nostalgia was for writers and poets,” they say, “developers were pre-occupied…
  • The Nation’s Largest Wealth Gap Is In…; Eco-Activist Plans to Swim the Gowanus on Earth Day

    Diane Pham
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    The nation’s largest wealth gap is in Manhattan. Surprised? [Crain's] A clean-water activist plans to take the ultimate plunge on Earth Day, swimming 1.8 miles through Brooklyn’s toxic Gowanus Canal. [Brooklyn Paper] Five real estate myths that snag buyers and sellers. [Washington Post] Real estate crowd funding firm Prodigy Network has plans to develop shared workspaces and short-term rental apartments. [TRD] The six most expensive homes in sports. [TRD] Images: Cash via WikiCommons (L); Gowanus Canal (R)
 
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  • See How Much Philly Spent On Rent This March

    Devin O'Brien
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:47 am
    Last month, Philadelphia was the 12th most expensive rental market in the country, with median rents increasing over the trailing quarter. One bedrooms have risen 1.5% to $1,350, while two bedrooms have further appreciated, up 3.6% to $1,450. The city’s median came ahead of Minneapolis ($1,320), Portland ($1,300), and Denver ($1,290) this March. At a neighborhood level, the most expensive areas remained in the center of the city; Logan Square ($1,850), Center City West ($1,745), University City ($1,770), and Northern Liberties – Fishtown ($1,770) made the top, while more…
  • Eileen, Don’t Break Up With Craig

    Anthemos Georgiades
    15 Apr 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Dear Eileen, Last week we were surprised to find you had commented on our blogpost detailing our “Break Up With Craig” campaign across the Bay Area. As the wife of Craig, Craigslist’s founder, you didn’t mince your words to us: We heard you loud and clear. We’re sorry, Eileen. Please forgive us. We hope this helps. Best, Anth & the Zumper Team The post Eileen, Don’t Break Up With Craig appeared first on The Zumper Blog.
  • See How Much Seattle Spent On Rent This March

    Devin O'Brien
    10 Apr 2015 | 9:39 am
    Seattle maintained its position as the 10th most expensive rental market in the country last month, despite a slight 1.8% dip in 1-bedroom rents. The city’s median of $1,600 for a 1-bed came ahead of San Diego ($1,480), Philadelphia ($1,350), and Minneapolis ($1,320) on our list. At a neighborhood level, the Central Business District was the most expensive area ($2,260), followed by SoDo ($1,925) and Belltown ($1,910). To see how Seattle stacks up to the rest of the country, and view full rental data for the top 50 cities in the US, read our National Rent Report for March. Keep up to…
  • The 7 Wackiest Bars in San Francisco

    Gabby Nguyen
    9 Apr 2015 | 4:54 pm
    Are you tired of your going out routine? Happy hours on Thursdays with your co-workers at the same old bar in the same old corner right next to your office? Spending tons of money on the same old cocktails? Switch it up a little with Zumper‘s list of the wackiest bars in San Francisco. Whether you’re in the mood for cheese, waterbeds or Mai Tais, we’ve got you covered. Kozy Kar www.losboulevardosmessageboard.com So we don’t know if any bar is considered SFW (safe for work), but this bar is absolutely NSFW (not safe for work). Kozy Kar is a 70s and 80s-themed bar,…
  • 8 Baller Things To Do For the Same Price As A Luxury Boston Apartment

    Gabby Nguyen
    9 Apr 2015 | 4:45 pm
    If you didn’t know already, Boston has the third highest median rent price after San Francisco and New York City. And you might be thinking, “Wow. These places are really expensive. What would I be able to do with that money that I spent on my apartment?” Thankfully, Zumper has you covered. Here is our comprehensive list of things to do for the same price (or lower) than the money you’d spend on a monthly rent for a Boston apartment. 1. Charter A Private Jet www.genav.com/ KellerWilliams Apartment Rental Price: $9000/month For the monthly price of this apartment, you…
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  • Real Estate Investor Inbound Marketing And Website Automation

    David Brown
    7 Apr 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Real Estate Investor Inbound Marketing Getting visitors to your website is simple, if you know inbound marketing and search engine optimization works. The ultimate goal when getting a real estate investor website online is to generate as much traffic as possible so you can convert that traffic to leads and those leads into increased revenue & deals.   However,  it ‘s not just about traffic… it’s about targeted traffic.  Targeted traffic is the traffic that could actually have some interest in your product or service.  For real estate investors that targeted traffic…
  • Why You Should Use Investor Carrot Websites

    David Brown
    11 Mar 2015 | 8:52 am
    Investor Carrot Websites Investor Carrot is a well designed real estate investor website platform built off of the WordPress platform.  If you are familiar with WordPress and have used it be you know how easy and powerful it is.  Investor Carrot uses the most important  capabilities of WordPress and helps real estate investors get found on the internet and at the top of the search engines by utilizing the concept of content / inbound marketing. Here is why you should use Investor Carrot Websites! Here is rundown of everything that I like about the Investor Carrot Real Estate Investor…
  • 8 Different Ways To Locate Motivated Sellers

    David Brown
    10 Mar 2015 | 8:39 am
    There are several things you can do to locate motivated sellers. We’ll touch on a few right now. Depending on your personality and time commitment, you’ll gravitate towards some more than others. That’s totally fine! There’s no one way to do this. 8 Ways To Locate Motivated Sellers Direct Mail Direct mail is the tried and true method when it comes to generating real estate leads and motivated sellers.   Great direct mail campaigns have the ability to capture a recipient’s attention, get them to read and process content, commit to the message, then execute a specific call to action.
  • Real Estate Investor Squeeze Pages And How They Work

    David Brown
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:19 pm
    Internet savvy real estate investors are generating leads and doing more deals by using cheap micro- websites called squeeze pages or landing pages.  These real estate investor squeeze pages are built to capture leads when a visitor hits the page. Real Estate Investor Squeeze Pages Squeeze pages have been used online for a decade or so and they have evolved quite a bit over the years.  Today there are all kinds of new pages, concepts, and flashy new options to help increase conversions.  You’ll see videos on many squeeze pages, pictures, audio, some are fancy looking… others are very…
  • How To Attract More Leads To Your Real Estate Investor Website

    David Brown
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:53 pm
    Building a great looking real estate investor website is just one part of the overall picture for a real estate investing company’s success online and attracting more leads into your real estate business. Most investors don’t really understand the importance of getting the right real estate website online.  They don’t understand that getting a website online is all about having it out there for people to find so you can generate leads for you business.  95% of most real estate investors and agents  forget that a website should really exist for one reason and one reason…
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  • What is my Kathleen GA Home Worth in March 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:38 pm
    What is my Kathleen GA Home Worth in March 2015 Potential sellers in the real estate market in Kathleen GA who have been wondering “What is my Kathleen GA home worth in March 2015?” will find in this report it is a great time to enter the market. With only 4 months of inventory in […] The post What is my Kathleen GA Home Worth in March 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • What is my Centerville GA Home Worth in March 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:55 pm
    What is my Centerville GA Home Worth in March 2015 Sellers who want to know “What is my Centerville GA home worth in March 2015″ have come to the right spot. With many markets in Houston County moving forward consumers want to know if this market is doing the same. Sales dipped this past month down […] The post What is my Centerville GA Home Worth in March 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • What is my Byron GA Home Worth in March 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    18 Apr 2015 | 1:58 pm
    What is my Byron GA Home Worth in March 2015 Real estate consumers who have been yearning to find out “What is my Byron GA home worth in March 2015?” will find the answer to that question and many others in this article. The real estate market in Byron GA is moving quickly and consumers who […] The post What is my Byron GA Home Worth in March 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • What is My Bonaire GA Home Worth in March 2015

    Anita Clark Realtor
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:48 am
    What is My Bonaire GA Home Worth in March 2015 Spring has arrived which has brought plenty of new buyers and investors to this real estate market this past month. What it did not bring is a lot of new sellers. For those who are considering listing their home and want to know “What is my […] The post What is My Bonaire GA Home Worth in March 2015 appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
  • Purchasing A Fixer-Upper Property

    Anita Clark Realtor
    6 Apr 2015 | 1:19 pm
    When is Purchasing a Fixer-Upper Home Worth the Cost? There are several good reasons why property buyers like purchasing a fixer-upper, especially people who have been around the block a few times and who know how to make every dollar invested work for them. With a fixer-upper you typically pay less for a home which means you often […] The post Purchasing A Fixer-Upper Property appeared first on Warner Robins Real Estate - Warner Robins GA 31088.
 
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  • 10 Actionable Real Estate Lead Generation Website Secrets

    Tyler Zey
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:47 pm
    Real estate lead generation websites are excellent. However, you have to focus on more than the number of leads you get. For example, want 1000 new leads? Here are your free 1000 leads: tylerzey@gmail.com tylerzey1@gmail.com tylerzey2@gmail.com … tylerzey999@gmail.com Bingo! 1000 leads for your CRM. Oh, wait. You probably wanted relevant leads that might do business with you. This article will help you turn your website into a real estate lead generation website. Click here for a FREE PDF OF OUR 10 Actionable Real Estate Lead Generation Website Secrets FREE PDF OF OUR 10 Actionable Real…
  • How to use guest blogging effectively to boost your real estate business

    Tyler Zey
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:06 am
    Have you ever seen a Late Night TV show?  They all have a bunch of guests that regularly appear.  But what do those guests get out of it? Simple. Their appearance helps them build their brand up.  You can do the same thing with your real estate business! Today’s post is by Kurt Jacobson.  He’s going to explain some interesting things about real estate marketing through guest blogging.  Whether you blog on WordPress or use writing for Real Estate SEO, this article will help you do Real Estate Marketing a lot better. Here’s Kurt:  Despite many naysayers, guest…
  • 9 Sure-Fire Real Estate Technology Tools, Trends, Companies, And Tips To Boost Profits

    Tyler Zey
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:21 pm
    Technology creates an opportunity to do your job better and easier than ever before.  Do you know what that means? You have more of a chance now than ever before in all of history to make your business a big business. How big is your real estate dream? I guarantee whether it’s retiring with one million or one hundred thousand million that real estate technology will make it much easier to achieve. I’m going to dissect 9 of the top real estate technology tools and tips that you can then use to boost your productivity and profits now. CLICK HERE FOR A FREE PDF OF OUR REAL ESTATE…
  • Ready To Hire A Real Estate Virtual Assistant? Here is the exact 3 step formula to ensure you boost your profits

    Tyler Zey
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:54 am
    Are you ready to outsource some repeatable tasks to a real estate virtual assistant?  Awesome! That’s a great way to create more time for you on a daily basis.  However, finding a quality person on the internet is a literal minefield.  Most people you find will not save you time or help grow your business. So today, I’m going to give you the exact hiring, management, and reporting scripts you’ll need to profit. Here’s the deal: Most people aren’t qualified enough to deserve your hard earned money. I’m going to show you a plug-and-play method to find only…
  • 38 Dirt-Cheap Home Staging Ideas & Tips For Realtors To Sell Your Home For More

    Tyler Zey
    10 Apr 2015 | 1:15 pm
    I’m sure you’re thinking, “Can home staging ideas impact the value of the property I’ve listed?” The truth is: Research has shown the average sale price of a property can be increased by 1-5% simply because home staging tips were implemented before the house hit the market.  Today, I’m going to break down 38 dirt-cheap tactics to increase the value of your sales, sell the property faster, and have the best looking listings around. When it comes to selling your listing for more, it’s all about staging the home properly. In fact: Thirty-two percent of…
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    27 Mar 2015 | 7:41 pm
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  • What Makes Your Credit Score Change Each Month?

    American Mortgage Corporation
    18 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    YOUR CREDIT SCORE CAN CHANGE EVERY DAY Did you know that your credit score is different day-by-day? Many U.S. consumers believe that credit scores are assigned and do not change. The reality is that FICO scores are fluid. FICO credit scores are a snapshot of your credit record at the exact moment your credit report is pulled. Your scores, therefore, fluctuate as the information within in your credit report changes. From day-to-day and week-to-week, there are a number of factors which affect your FICO score which, in turn, affects the mortgage rates you get from a bank. The largest influencers…
  • 8 Ways To Accidentially Unapprove Your Mortgage

    American Mortgage Corporation
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Current mortgage rates are down nearly 100 basis points (1.00%) since September 2013 and approaching their lowest point in more than two years. The drop in rates has contributed to a rise in U.S. home sales and has sparked a refinance boom, led by homeowners jumping on new, lower interest rates. Even better is that it’s getting easier to get approved for a mortgage. In December 2014, mortgage lenders approved 60% of all mortgage applications, which is six percentage points higher as compared to the year prior. Meanwhile, approval rates for purchase loans are even higher. According to…
  • VA Loans Allow For 100% Financing With No Mortgage Insurance

    American Mortgage Corporation
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Current VA mortgage rates continue to hit near historical lows. And, of all available mortgage rates, VA mortgage rates remain the lowest. According to the most recent Ellie Mae Origination Insight report, VA mortgage rates beat rates for FHA loans and conventional loans handily. The average interest rate on a closed VA loan is close to 37.5 basis points (0.375%) lower than rates for comparable conventional loans backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac; and 12.5 basis points (0.125%) lower than today’s FHA rates. Plus, because VA home loans never require mortgage insurance, they can be an…
  • American Mortgage Corporation Explains: Loan-To-Value (LTV)

    American Mortgage Corporation
    12 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    In the world of mortgages, Loan-to-Value (LTV) is the amount of money you’re borrowing as a percentage of your home’s value. American Mortgage Corporation use’s loan-to-value calculations on both purchase and refinance transactions. The math to determine your LTV may vary based on loan purpose, however. With a refinance, the LTV is equal to your loan size divided by your home’s appraised value. For a purchase, LTV is based on the sales price of the home, unless the home appraises for less than its purchase price. When this happens, your home’s LTV is based on the…
  • How Much Home Can I Afford At Today’s Mortgage Rates?

    American Mortgage Corporation
    10 Apr 2015 | 8:47 am
    HOW MUCH HOME CAN I AFFORD? Among the most common questions from a home buyer is “How much home can I afford?” The answer, not surprisingly, is “it depends”. There are no concrete rules for how much home you can afford, or how big your mortgage should be. In part, this is mortgage lenders will calculate your maximum home purchase price differently from how you might calculate it yourself using a mortgage calculator or other online tool. There are two approaches to home affordability and each takes today’s mortgage rates into account. Let’s examine both…
 
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  • Top 11 Considerations When Leasing Medical Office Space

    Nathan Smith
    11 Apr 2015 | 4:23 pm
    The following post is copyrighted by Austin Tenant Advisors - . Health care practices have a variety of requirements regarding the medical office space in which they conduct their work. Whether the office space will provide clinical, diagnostic, laboratory, or other services, healthcare providers’ needs differ drastically from the needs of ordinary office tenants. Though finding an appropriate medical office space can be challenging, qualified medical office real-estate brokers can streamline the process and save you time and money! Here are 11 essential issues to consider when…
  • Tech Trends Affecting Minimalistic Medical Office Space Design

    Nathan Smith
    11 Apr 2015 | 3:40 pm
    The following post is copyrighted by Austin Tenant Advisors - . The common thinking regarding medical office design is that these spaces must follow a particular pattern. Most spaces use the traditional waiting-reception-exam rooms pattern, but there are a number of emerging tech trends that will forever alter the traditional design patterns and allow for excellent functionality while utilizing significantly less square footage. Get Up, Stand Up More and more research is demonstrating the negative health consequences of sitting at a desk all day. One solution being incorporated into an…
  • Financial & Credit Information Needed to Lease Commercial Real Estate

    Nathan Smith
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:57 pm
    The following post is copyrighted by Austin Tenant Advisors - . When leasing commercial real estate (office, retail, warehouse space) landlords WILL require some sort of financials and credit information about you personally and/or your business.  Whether you are an existing business or a startup (especially when you’re a startup) you will be required to show proof that you have the financial ability to pay rent.  There is no way getting around this.  If you want landlord’s to take you seriously AND create negotiating leverage to ensure you get the best terms and conditions…
  • What Your Landlord Knows that You Don’t

    Nathan Smith
    18 Mar 2015 | 2:15 pm
    The following post is copyrighted by Austin Tenant Advisors - . A commercial real estate lease is typically one of the top three ongoing operating expenses for small or large businesses.  To make things worse, in most commercial office leases you will have yearly rent escalations of 2-5%.  For tenants who have been in the same office building for a long time and just simply renewed their lease each time the situation might be even worse.  Because of this tenants who renew office leases typically pay higher lease rates and receive fewer economic lease concessions than new tenants leasing…
  • 7 Key Points to Negotiating Your Office Lease

    Nathan Smith
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:44 am
    The following post is copyrighted by Austin Tenant Advisors - . 1.  Be Willing and Able to Walk Away – The biggest mistake most tenants make is not researching and having alternatives to their first choice, whether it’s a new office space or a lease renewal on their existing space. If a landlord knows you are not willing to relocate you will lose leverage in negotiations. 2.  Start your Process Early – Landlords know that it can take at least 4-12 months (depending on your size) to find suitable office space, negotiate lease terms, create space plans, get preliminary…