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Sunday, August 19, 2018

The State of Commercial Real Estate - Nasdaq.com

The State of Commercial Real Estate - Nasdaq.com: Capitalization or "cap" rates are a key metric in determining the potential rate of return of commercial real estate, as well as for ETFs and mutual funds that invest in the asset class. They equate broadly to yield, a key consideration for income-oriented real estate investors.

Friday, August 17, 2018

13 Evergreen Real Estate Tips That Hold True In Any Market

13 Evergreen Real Estate Tips That Hold True In Any Market: Anyone who's ever purchased or sold property knows the real estate industry is a fickle one. Changing demographic makeups, economic conditions, interest rates and other factors play a role in how "good" the market is for a buyer or seller, and in a few short years, prices in any given area can dramatically shift.

Taiwan and Honduras to deepen agriculture tie... | Taiwan News

Taiwan and Honduras to deepen agriculture tie... | Taiwan News: Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen met with Honduras Vice President Olga Alvarado during her official visit on August 15, and pledged to deepen agricultural ties.

President Tsai said Taiwan will actively strive to promote agricultural cooperation with its Central American ally, particularly in regards to Honduras' avocado and coffee industries.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

5 Surprising Questions You'd Never Think to Ask a Real Estate Agent, but Really Should - Connecticut Post

5 Surprising Questions You'd Never Think to Ask a Real Estate Agent, but Really Should - Connecticut Post: Before signing on to work with a particular real estate agent, it's par for the course to suss out how this pro will meet your needs by asking some questions. For example: How many homes have you sold? What neighborhoods do you specialize in?

Monday, August 13, 2018

California Real Estate Market Showing Troubling Signs | Bankrate

California Real Estate Market Showing Troubling Signs | Bankrate: In the California real estate market the “b” word is on the minds of many: bubble. With reports of sharp declines in home sales, shrinking inventory and rising home prices, it might be an understatement to call California’s situation a puzzle, and one that may have implications for the entire country.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Easy Ways to Save Money and Time on Your Next Move

Easy Ways to Save Money and Time on Your Next Move: Whether you’re considering hiring professionals to help you relocate or are taking a more do-it-yourself approach, it’s a fairly safe bet that moving doesn’t rate among your favorite ways to spend time. With costs for relocating averaging $2,300 within state and $4,300 for an out of state move, it can also take a huge bite out of your budget. On the other hand, you may be surprised at how much you can save in hassle, stress and money by employing these simple strategies

Thursday, August 09, 2018

This quirky can collector owns more than $8M in NYC real estate

This quirky can collector owns more than $8M in NYC real estate: She’s got piles of trash — and piles of money.

An eccentric Brooklyn woman who drives a graffiti-covered clunker isn’t just a can collector, she’s a brownstone collector with real estate holdings worth more than $8 million, records show.

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

5 Secrets Real Estate Agents Use When They Buy Their Own Homes | realtor.com�

5 Secrets Real Estate Agents Use When They Buy Their Own Homes | realtor.com�: Real estate agents are walking, talking one-stop shops of great advice on how to buy a home. Yet amid the flurry of questions you might be asking in order to close your deal, you may have missed the juiciest question of all: How do real estate agents buy their�own homes?

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Here are the top 5 buy and sell markets for multifamily real estate | 2018-08-06 | HousingWire

Here are the top 5 buy and sell markets for multifamily real estate | 2018-08-06 | HousingWire: Right now, the multifamily market is strong nationwide, but according to�Ten-X Commercial,�there will be a downturn in the next three years. Ten-X says there are some markets built to last�while others just don't have what it takes .

In its new report, the commercial real estate company lists the top five “buy” and “sell” markets as the sun sets on this long upcycle.�

The top five “buy” markets are Houston, Raleigh-Durham, Salt Lake City, Fort Worth and Charlotte. Ten-X says these markets are flush with demand driven by strong local economies. Here are the highlights for each of these hot markets:

Sunday, August 05, 2018

Edith Lank: Happy Owners Don't Write | Real Estate Corner | greensboro.com

Edith Lank: Happy Owners Don't Write | Real Estate Corner | greensboro.com: My advice would be: Don’t regard a timeshare as an investment. It’s not a parcel of real estate that can be expected to increase in value. Most timeshares are eventually resold at an average of less than 10 percent of the original cost.

Saturday, August 04, 2018

Rentlogic lands millions to grade NYC real estate for renters and landlords | TechCrunch

Rentlogic lands millions to grade NYC real estate for renters and landlords | TechCrunch: A company called�Rentlogic�has raised $2.4 million to�take the guesswork out of determining whether that cheap, beautiful New York apartment is actually a deathtrap wrapped in a brownstone’s clothing.

Renting in New York is murder already, but using Rentlogic, apartment hunters can figure out if their new housing situation could actually kill them (or put them at significant risk of bodily or property harm… or even minor inconveniences).

Friday, August 03, 2018

In Amazon era, warehouses and industrial real estate extend hot streak - Curbed

In Amazon era, warehouses and industrial real estate extend hot streak - Curbed: One of the most consistent performers in the real estate world, industrial and warehouse space continues to grow at a steady pace, according to a new report, and seems poised to benefit from increased prices, low supply, and the boom in e-commerce.

According to a new industrial market analysis from Cushman & Wakefield, demand for the sector in the second quarter of 2018 “continued to be impressive and broad-based.” Every segment is in growth mode, every region performed well (especially the Inland Empire, Chicago, and Dallas/Fort Worth), rent increased 7.2 percent nationally, and net absorption of new space is on pace to rank among one of the top five years on record.

Thursday, August 02, 2018

From Restaurants to Real Estate: The Unlikely Story of Sal Lupoli’s Riverwalk

From Restaurants to Real Estate: The Unlikely Story of Sal Lupoli’s Riverwalk: Salvatore Lupoli likes to describe himself as a social impact entrepreneur, and if the projects he has developed are any indication, this is certainly true. Lupoli, owner of Sal’s Pizza—a popular chain of Italian restaurants in New England—became interested in real estate in 1990 when, soon after he started the business with his brother, the landlord increased the rent for the space where they had opened the restaurant.

App helps Pee Dee real estate agents stay safe | Business | scnow.com

App helps Pee Dee real estate agents stay safe | Business | scnow.com: FOREWARN, a leading provider of real-time information solutions for real estate agents, is an application that analyzes billions of data points and provides users the ability to mitigate risks by verifying identities using just a phone number.

The program, which is available both online and through a mobile app, allows Realtors to search criminal histories and validate information provided by potential clients, such as financial and asset information.

Jennifer King, CEO of the Pee Dee Realtor Association, said the goal of the app is to give Realtors as much information as possible ahead of time.

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Breaking Ground newsletter:�State of real estate

Breaking Ground newsletter:�State of real estate: Real estate plays a vital role in our local economy and is a major contributor to the area’s growth and development. It provides opportunities for investment and employment besides places for people to live.

Although 2018’s overall closed sales increased only 2 percent in the second quarter when compared to the second quarter of 2017, luxury home sales here remain in high demand, according to a recent market report released by the Naples Area Board of Realtors.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

My Neighbors Stole My River View. Can I Make Them Give It Back? - The New York Times

My Neighbors Stole My River View. Can I Make Them Give It Back? - The New York Times: : I live in a house in Rockville Centre, N.Y., with a river view but no direct access to the water. My neighbor’s hedges and overgrown shrubbery are obscuring my panoramic view of this waterway and its waterfowl. Do I have the right to ask the neighbors to trim back these obstructions, and to what extent?

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Four Creative Financing Options For Real Estate Buyers

Four Creative Financing Options For Real Estate Buyers: Financing a home is one of the most critical factors for buyers looking to purchase real estate. In fact, for the individuals with bad credit, financing can be a big issue. However, bad credit does not have to prevent you from purchasing real estate.

Friday, July 27, 2018

How 'for sale' sign redesign is disrupting the real estate market

How 'for sale' sign redesign is disrupting the real estate market: CNBC's Diana Olick takes a look at how Compass Real Estate Brokerage is using technology to disrupt the housing market.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Will a New Real Estate Asset Class Help Solve America's Impending Retirement Crisis? | Propmodo

Will a New Real Estate Asset Class Help Solve America's Impending Retirement Crisis? | Propmodo: Many seniors are “cash poor,” it is true, but a lot of them happen to be “house rich.” The bygone ideals of owning a house and paying off debt has left many of them with lots of equity in their homes, by some estimates over six trillion dollars worth. While not having a mortgage gives many seniors peace of mind, historically low bond yields and social security shortfalls�have left them without enough fixed income to support the rising cost of living.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Real estate execs see continued price escalation – BizWest

Real estate execs see continued price escalation – BizWest: Real estate prices continue to climb in Boulder, begging the question: When will the cycle take a downward turn?

Commercial and residential chief executives who work the area have expected a downturn for some time, but right now, they’re not seeing it.