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Thursday, December 13, 2018

What Landlords Need To Know About Selling A Tenant Occupied-Property

What Landlords Need To Know About Selling A Tenant Occupied-Property: The time has come to sell your tenant-occupied property. As a landlord, you care about your tenants and want to show them respect. Although the house they are living in is yours to sell, you always want to keep their best interest in mind throughout the sales process, as an angry tenant could slow down the selling process significantly. It is also important that you abide by the terms of the lease and do not violate any tenant agreements you have made.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Market correction or midterm speed bump? Here’s what real-estate agents are saying about the housing market - MarketWatch

Market correction or midterm speed bump? Here’s what real-estate agents are saying about the housing market - MarketWatch: The sharp downturn in the U.S. housing market over the past few months wasn’t much of a surprise, given how out of whack the market had become. The bigger question now for anyone interested in housing is: what next?

Every month, analysts at Credit Suisse publish a survey of real estate agents in about 40 metro areas. Their observations are occasionally local, but often big nationwide trends can be gleaned.

In November, just about everyone was hopeful for a spring rebound. Perhaps more surprising was that many respondents said one was already beginning, with the midterm elections in the rearview mirror. Some long-running trends persisted – inventory is nonexistent at affordable price points – and some new ones appeared – international buyers aren’t showing up to the coastal cities where they once flocked.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Five Ways A Busy Professional Can Use Leverage To Become A Real Estate Investor

Five Ways A Busy Professional Can Use Leverage To Become A Real Estate Investor: We live in a world of specialization. There are legal, medical, engineering and many other specialists. These experts spend a significant amount of time and intense study to become well-versed in their fields. This sometimes creates a blind spot when it comes to investing for retirement. That blind spot can fool someone into thinking that they will always be able to create income with specialized skills. It can also lead to financial apathy, causing retirement planning to become an afterthought, and left to someone else to manage. This can be a great gamble.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Real estate: Tiny home on 6.8 acres in rural Williamson has potential buyers buzzing

Real estate: Tiny home on 6.8 acres in rural Williamson has potential buyers buzzing: Realtor Tony Carletello has been in real estate for 20 years and has sold thousands of houses throughout his career.

But the most active listing he’s ever had is a modest 6.8-acre tract of land on rural S. Lick Creek Road. To look at the photos of the “home” on the property, you might not immediately think this would be a highly sought-after listing.

If you look more closely, you realize it’s nearly 7 acres of land in Williamson County for less than $100,000, which makes it a very hot commodity.

Sunday, December 09, 2018

As Markets Tank, These Real Estate Investment Trusts Hit Higher Highs

As Markets Tank, These Real Estate Investment Trusts Hit Higher Highs: Real estate investment trusts -- also known as REIT's -- outperformed the markets by a wide margin last week. As a matter of fact, while many big stocks were hitting yearly lows, some REIT's managed to establish higher highs. These stocks vary widely when it comes to underlying financials. Some have high p/e's and low dividend yields and others have low p/e's and high yields.

Saturday, December 08, 2018

Real Estate Brokerages Are Building for Good - Barron's

Real Estate Brokerages Are Building for Good - Barron's: Real estate brokerages are in the business of selling property. But high-end firms are now working to build homes for people in need, both locally and globally, through partnerships with nonprofit organizations.

Companies that donate a portion of their revenue to charities fare better financially than those that don’t, according to the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy. And engaging employees in these efforts is said to boost workplace morale.

Friday, December 07, 2018

Housing market slowdown could be bad news for renters - Business Insider

Housing market slowdown could be bad news for renters - Business Insider: As the housing market cools down across the US, economists say rental prices could be set to rise.

Declines in residential-construction activity and rising interest rates are expected to compound historic housing shortages across the country, pricing an increasing number of Americans out of the market. Meanwhile, reduced mortgage-interest deductions and new caps on state and local tax deductions have reduced incentives for Americans to own homes.

How The Headlines Could Cause A Housing Market Crash

How The Headlines Could Cause A Housing Market Crash: In mid-2015, New York City made headlines for hosting two condominium developments offering, in addition to a variety of ultra-luxurious amenities, the extremely rare bonus feature of on-site parking. The price tag attached to what DNAinfo referred to at the time as the new “ultimate status symbol” was a cool $1 million. One building offered three of these spaces as add-ons in conjunction with a penthouse purchase, while the other had a handful available on a first-come, first-served basis. It was just one more piece of evidence to the collective population that you really cannot go wrong with New York City real estate.

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Fewer Americans are flipping homes — and that’s a bad sign for the housing market - MarketWatch

Fewer Americans are flipping homes — and that’s a bad sign for the housing market - MarketWatch: In total, 45,901 single-family homes and condos were flipped during the third quarter of 2018, a 12% decrease from a year ago, according to a new report released Thursday by real-estate data firm Attom Data Solutions. That is the lowest number of homes flipped in a quarter since the first quarter of 2015.

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Tax Changes For Self-Employed Real Estate Agents And Business Owners

Tax Changes For Self-Employed Real Estate Agents And Business Owners: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has created a lot of uncertainty as well as a lot of opportunity in the tax world. This is especially true in the real estate industry. Let’s take a look at the major provisions that will affect tax liabilities for real estate agents, property managers and real estate investors.

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Home builders drop, after Toll Brothers says the housing market is “softening further” - ETF Daily News

Home builders drop, after Toll Brothers says the housing market is “softening further” - ETF Daily News: From Tomi Kilgore: Shares of home builders took a broad beating Tuesday, after luxury builder Toll Brothers Inc. confirmed investors’ fears by saying it witnessed the housing market “soften further” in November, especially in California, because of reduced affordability and fewer foreign buyers.

Monday, December 03, 2018

Luxury condo developers hope a ‘kids concierges’ and IMAX will lure families - MarketWatch

Luxury condo developers hope a ‘kids concierges’ and IMAX will lure families - MarketWatch: These amenities aren’t kidding around.

Luxury real-estate developers in cities including New York, Miami and Los Angeles are designing buildings with a surprising thing in mind: children. Experts say that luxe, child-friendly amenities are all the rage in family-friendly neighborhoods like Tribeca and the Upper East Side in Manhattan, Manhattan Beach in Los Angeles, and Key Biscayne in Miami.

Sunday, December 02, 2018

Austin to remain a hot housing market in 2019, according to Trulia - Austin Business Journal

Austin to remain a hot housing market in 2019, according to Trulia - Austin Business Journal: Austin is one of the top housing markets to watch next year, according to a Nov. 29 report from real estate website Trulia Inc.

The analysis highlights 10 metros poised for meteoric growth in 2019. Austin ranks No. 5, behind Colorado Springs, Colo.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Jacksonville, Fla. and Bakersfield, Calif. Only one other Texas city, El Paso, made the list at No. 9.

Saturday, December 01, 2018

Metro Seattle home prices falling at fastest rate in U.S. | The Seattle Times

Metro Seattle home prices falling at fastest rate in U.S. | The Seattle Times: It was just this spring when Greater Seattle led the nation in home-price increases. Now, prices here are falling faster than anywhere.

Single-family home costs across the Seattle metro area declined 1.3 percent in September from a month prior, according to the Case-Shiller home-price index, released Tuesday. That follows a 1.6 percent drop the month before, and a 0.5 percent drop the month before that.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Mobile Home Residents Are Trying to Save Affordable Housing | Time

Mobile Home Residents Are Trying to Save Affordable Housing | Time: Maribeth Sheedy got a letter from her new landlord the day after Christmas last year. So did many of her neighbors at Akron Mobile Home Park in Akron, New York, a rural village 25 miles northeast of Buffalo. The park’s new owner, Florida-based Sunrise Capital Investors, was proposing a rent increase of more than 40 percent starting in the spring. Anyone who couldn’t pay $425 per month would be evicted.

“We all scratched our heads,” Sheedy, 45, recalled on a steamy afternoon in September. The mother of two sat in a folding chair in the garage attached to her double-wide manufactured, or mobile, home shushing her 12-year-old Pomeranian

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Convexity Properties luxury student complex open to blockchain - Business Insider

Convexity Properties luxury student complex open to blockchain - Business Insider: A luxury student complex in the US will soon see its value moved onto a blockchain, reports Fortune. Investors in the US will be able to purchase a piece of the complex, owned by Convexity Properties, in the form of blockchain tokens. The redistribution of the value of an asset this way is called tokenization.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Investing 101: 10 Essential Tips For New Real Estate Investors

Investing 101: 10 Essential Tips For New Real Estate Investors: After all, it’s one of the largest and most regulated sectors of the U.S. economy, accounting for approximately $30 trillion. As with most things in life, however, once you get over the initial hurdle of getting started, opportunities begin to present themselves and everything becomes clearer with time.

What I've learned over my career may help you in your real estate investment journey and hopefully provide the impetus new investors need to take the first exciting step.

Monday, November 26, 2018

To Build Better Customer Relationships, Look At Real Estate Like Dating

To Build Better Customer Relationships, Look At Real Estate Like Dating: You wouldn’t propose immediately upon matching with someone on a dating site or bring up possible kids’ names on a first date, would you? Of course not — expecting that kind of commitment (or even the mere consideration of it) would be silly. You’d scare that potential love interest away in seconds.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Denver Lakehouse project using virtual reality to sell real estate

Denver Lakehouse project using virtual reality to sell real estate: Picture this: You’re interested in buying a new condo but the building is still being built. The drywall isn’t even hung yet. Before you sign on the dotted line and commit to a major investment, you want to see more. What will the countertops look like? How’s the view?

Forget two-dimensional renderings and floor plans. Just pick up a tablet or strap on a pair of virtual reality goggles and get a complete 3-D look around the condo that could be yours. Switch between floor plans and finishes to get a sense of what you’re getting down to the digital inch.

That process is playing out every week in the sales office for the forthcoming Lakehouse condo building at 4202 W. 17th Ave. in Denver.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

In an uncertain real-estate market, try before you buy | The Seattle Times

In an uncertain real-estate market, try before you buy | The Seattle Times: Not too long after Tom Porth sold his business this year, he went to Colorado for a ski vacation. He had worked in different capacities for the Village Inn restaurant chain for four decades, ultimately owning nine restaurants, and he was eager for retirement.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Six Ways The Real Estate Industry May Change In The Next Few Years

Six Ways The Real Estate Industry May Change In The Next Few Years: The real estate industry is one market that is embracing technology at a steady pace, and buyers and sellers are starting to reap some of the rewards of these changes. Streamlined processes can, for instance, allow people to buy a property without having to be physically there to do so, or tap into larger amounts of valuable — and understandable — data, something that can help buyers find and track properties they're interested in, or help agents best reach their clients.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Long Island City Real Estate Booms with Amazon HQ2 Plan | Fortune

Long Island City Real Estate Booms with Amazon HQ2 Plan | Fortune: Though Amazon said it won’t begin hiring for its newly announced office in Queens, N.Y. until 2019, condo sales in the neighborhood are already booming.

For example, one Long Island City brokerage firm said it sold 150 units in just four days, The Wall Street Journal reports.

It’s only been a week since Amazon revealed plans for the New York office and another in Arlington, Va. The two cities offered the company billions of dollars in tax incentives in an effort to get the high-paying jobs that come with the Amazon expansions.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

US home construction rose 1.5 per cent in October - SooToday.com

US home construction rose 1.5 per cent in October - SooToday.com: U.S. home construction improved a slight 1.5 per cent in October, but in a troubling sign, ground breakings for single-family houses fell.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Five Reasons Why Your Real Estate Investments Aren't Earning You Money

Five Reasons Why Your Real Estate Investments Aren't Earning You Money: I recently spoke with an investor who told me that he has $500,000 in cash and is looking for the right investment property to acquire. As usual, I asked my standard set of questions: What are your goals, time horizon, risk tolerance and experience level? His responses were stable cash flow with some potential for appreciation, long-term time horizon of 5 to 10 years, not tolerant of high-risk investments and his real estate experience was limited to the purchase of his single-family residence. These are fairly common answers for new investors who are looking to steadily grow their wealth. So far, so good.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Why so many property listings advertised as ‘bargains’ sell above the asking price - MarketWatch

Why so many property listings advertised as ‘bargains’ sell above the asking price - MarketWatch: In Tuscon, Ariz., when a home listing is described as a “bargain,” that’s a pretty clear indication that the price is in fact a steal. But in Cape Coral, Fla. that’s far from the case.

A new report from real-estate website Trulia examined how often listings advertised as a bargain were, indeed, bargains. The analysis had some good news for people in one of the country’s most competitive housing markets: Homebuyers had the best shot of finding truthful listings in San Jose, Calif.

In the Silicon Valley city, more than 86% of “bargain” listings were actually priced below the home’s estimated value. Other cities with popular housing markets, such as San Francisco and Seattle, also had a high percentage of true bargains.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Real Estate Technology: Try, Try Again - The New York Times

Real Estate Technology: Try, Try Again - The New York Times: Perhaps the most prescient scene in the futuristic 1960s cartoon “The Jetsons” was when George, the eager technophile, had to run as fast as he could to stay on a newfangled treadmill gone haywire.

It’s an apt metaphor for some technology today, particularly in the real estate industry, which is quick to jump on the newest disruptive innovation, but often ends up with the next Bluetooth-enabled toaster instead.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Real Estate Markets Cooling Across The Country, And It's Not Just The Winter Effect

Real Estate Markets Cooling Across The Country, And It's Not Just The Winter Effect: In December 2008, almost a decade ago exactly, Case-Shiller posted a record 18% price drop in home values across the country as the subprime mortgage crisis reached fever pitch.

After a slow and painful recession period, economic prosperity pushed the market out of recovery mode and into a full-fledged real estate boom characterized by double-digit price growth, rock-bottom inventory and surging buyer demand over the past few years. It's been the lowest of lows, followed by a glorified golden age for the country's trillion-dollar residential real estate business.

In the wake of these tales of two extremes, it’s hard to remember what a more neutral market even looks like. But a new normal, one that’s neither ice cold nor fiery red, does appear to be taking shape.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Home Depot signals U.S. housing demand slowing | Reuters

Home Depot signals U.S. housing demand slowing | Reuters: The warning from the country’s top seller of power tools, flooring and lawnmowers overshadowed its stronger-than-expected third-quarter results and a higher annual sales forecast.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Why a Housing Cool-Off May Leave Consumers Unperturbed This Time - Bloomberg

Why a Housing Cool-Off May Leave Consumers Unperturbed This Time - Bloomberg: In a post-financial-crisis world, the phrase "housing market slowdown" has a ring of impending disaster.

But as the $220 trillion global housing market starts to cool off in some places against a backdrop of monetary policy normalization, economists at Eurizon SLJ Capital offer a reason for calm. Because price declines are hitting extremely expensive cities, they might not drag down consumption the way standard theory would predict. We summarize their research below

Monday, November 12, 2018

More Americans are using real estate agents than ever before | 2018-11-12 | HousingWire

More Americans are using real estate agents than ever before | 2018-11-12 | HousingWire: A new Harris Insights housing consumer study, which was underwritten by the California Association of Realtors, The CE Shop and REAL Trends, shows a full 90% of consumers use real estate agents to buy and sell their homes. This is a survey high, and is up 5 percentage points from the last study in 2014 and up 9 percentage points from the first study conducted in 2001.

And despite fears that Millennials are replacing real estate agents with technology, the study found that is not the case, and 91% of those ages 18 to 34 used real estate agents in their transaction. That number is slightly higher among Gen Xers, or those ages 35 to 44 years old, at 94%.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Amazon HQ2 rumors rattle New York and DC real estate markets

Amazon HQ2 rumors rattle New York and DC real estate markets: - It hasn't been announced yet. It wouldn't happen for months, if not years after it was announced. But Amazon's possible arrival in Northern Virginia and Queens, New York, has already sent shockwaves through surrounding real estate markets.

Mara Gemond, a longtime Arlington, Virginia, realtor, never did much business in the dingy cluster of office buildings next to Reagan Airport known as Crystal City — until news broke that Amazon might be splitting its 50,000-employee second headquarters between there and Long Island City in New York.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

A Fifth of China's Housing Is Empty. That's 50 Million Homes

A Fifth of China's Housing Is Empty. That's 50 Million Homes: Chinese President Xi Jinping’s mantra that homes should be for living in is falling on deaf ears, with tens of millions of apartments and houses standing empty across the country.

Soon-to-be-published research will show roughly 22 percent of China’s urban housing stock is unoccupied, according to Professor Gan Li, who runs the main nationwide study. That adds up to more than 50 million empty homes, he said.

Friday, November 09, 2018

As U.S. New-Home Sales Tumble, It's Time To Reimagine Modern Modular Housing (Part 1)

As U.S. New-Home Sales Tumble, It's Time To Reimagine Modern Modular Housing (Part 1): As personal wealth increases for some, so does the cost of housing. According to recently released government data, single-family home sales in September tumbled 5.5 percent month-over-month, an estimated 0.6 percent drop, falling to their weakest pace since December 2016. The drop is attributed to increasing constraint on buyers due to rising property prices, higher mortgage rates and, most significantly, the dearth of affordable listings.

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Foreign Investor Burnout Hits Miami Real Estate

Foreign Investor Burnout Hits Miami Real Estate: Foreign home buyers have hit the pause button in south Florida.

Between August 2017 and July 2018, the most recent period for sales data by Florida Realtors, foreign buyers purchased $22.9 billion worth of Florida real estate, a 5% decline from the previous 12-month level.

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Knox real estate outside investors own icons like First Tennessee Plaza

Knox real estate outside investors own icons like First Tennessee Plaza: “Built by Knoxvillians but owned by out of town investors.”

That has been a common trend in commercial real estate in the last decade and the trend is continuing.

Monday, November 05, 2018

Challenging farmland expropriation | Farms.com

Challenging farmland expropriation | Farms.com: A recent expropriation scenario involving the McCann family of Milton, Ont. rekindled interest in the ag and legal communities about how to protect farmland.

The seventh-generation McCann family created an online petition in April to halt the Halton Catholic District School Board’s plan to use 20 acres of their land to build a secondary school. The petition garnered over 37,000 signatures within a six-month period. The school board has since decided to use other land for the school.

Farms.com connected with Robert W. Scriven, barrister and solicitor at Oldfield, Greaves, D'Agostino & Scriven, a law firm based in Waterloo which specializes in agricultural law, to learn more about challenging farmland expropriation applications.

Sunday, November 04, 2018

Argentines arrested over South Florida, NYC real estate deals | Miami Herald

Argentines arrested over South Florida, NYC real estate deals | Miami Herald: After arresting four people — including the owner of a Miami-area realty firm — authorities in Argentina appear to have unraveled the mystery of a $65 million property empire that included luxury condos in South Florida and New York City, as they pursue a major corruption case against ex-president Cristina Fern├índez de Kirchner.

The four people arrested by federal police in Argentina last month are Elizabeth Ortiz Municoy, an Argentine national who runs an international realty business that until recently operated a branch in Surfside; Sergio Todisco, Municoy’s ex-husband and a clothing manufacturer; Carolina Pochetti, the widow of a former top aide to the Kirchner family; and Carlos Cortez, a businessman who travels between Argentina and South Florida.

Saturday, November 03, 2018

Five Lessons From Jeff Bezos For Real Estate Leaders

Five Lessons From Jeff Bezos For Real Estate Leaders: As the head of an independent real estate brokerage, I know that it’s all too easy to get swept up in the headlines about which firm is doing what and which technology is coming online to simplify this and that. And regardless of how far the real estate industry has come, and for all the bells and whistles we tout, at the end of the day real estate is a service industry: The primary focus needs to be on the customer, not the competition.

Monday, October 29, 2018

New AI tech identifies opportunities in commercial real estate | ISRAEL21c

New AI tech identifies opportunities in commercial real estate | ISRAEL21c: Enter Skyline AI,�which uses artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data to predict what a commercial real-estate investment is worth today and how it may perform in the future.

The Tel Aviv-based startup raised $18 million in August – just four months after launching to the public – on top of a $3 million seed round last year. The new financing came from Sequoia Capital and TLV Partners with participation from JLL Spark.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Next target for improved data analysis: real estate - Pensions & Investments

Next target for improved data analysis: real estate - Pensions & Investments: Technology is growing in importance with asset owners as a way of doing more with fewer resources and increasing returns.

"Technology empowers our analytics," said Ashbel C. Williams Jr., executive director and chief investment officer, Florida State Board of Administration, Tallahassee, which oversees money management of the $160.4 billion pension fund.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Release of housing data opens door to innovation in real estate industry, realtors say | Financial Post

Release of housing data opens door to innovation in real estate industry, realtors say | Financial Post: Realtor Daniel Steinfeld has wanted to post home sales data on his business’s password-protected website for as long as he can remember, but it took a seven-year court battle between the Competition Bureau and the Toronto Real Estate Board for him and other realtors to land the right to publish the numbers.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

How Hollywood Real Estate Agents Lure Buyers with Wine | Hollywood Reporter

How Hollywood Real Estate Agents Lure Buyers with Wine | Hollywood Reporter: In Bel Air, a new architectural compound boasts city and golf course views, a huge infinity pool, a 2,100-square-foot master suite — and a wine cellar stocked with 500 bottles. Selected by Beverly Hills expert Ben Alexander, the collection is included in the home’s $38.5 million price tag, according to David Parnes, who shares the listing with James Harris.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Och-Ziff to Seek $2 Billion for Its Biggest Real Estate Fund - Bloomberg

Och-Ziff to Seek $2 Billion for Its Biggest Real Estate Fund - Bloomberg: Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC is seeking to raise its largest real estate fund ever after a period of change for the firm, including new leadership.

Billionaire Dan Och’s hedge fund firm is targeting $2 billion for its fourth fund focused on opportunistic property investments as soon as the end of the year, according to people familiar with the matter. New York-based Och-Ziff has also raised about $750 million for a real estate debt strategy and is gathering a $150 million affordable-housing investment pool, which would be exempt from taxes, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the information is private.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Survey: First-time home buyers fare well in greater Charleston | Real Estate | postandcourier.com

Survey: First-time home buyers fare well in greater Charleston | Real Estate | postandcourier.com: The Lowcountry turns out to be one of the more alluring spots for first-time purchasers to buy a residence — based on comparatively lower prices, taxes and crime rates, an online personal finance tracker finds.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Founder of TreeHouse, Icon to build utopian Bee Cave community - Austin Business Journal

Founder of TreeHouse, Icon to build utopian Bee Cave community - Austin Business Journal: Evan Loomis — founder of the sustainable home improvement store TreeHouse and the 3D-printing homebuilding company Icon — is turning to real estate development for the first time. He wants to build a utopian green community straight out of a storybook, with tons of open space, a wildflower zone, an organic farm and dozens of homes on one-acre lots.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

A Celebrity Chef’s Winning Real-Estate Strategy

A Celebrity Chef’s Winning Real-Estate Strategy: San Francisco chef Traci Des Jardins may have four residences, but she says her true home is in any of her kitchens—all modest, practical spaces with open shelves, well-worn pans and rustic kitchen tools.

"We have sitting rooms here, but I never sit," says Ms. Des Jardins of the two parlors in the Victorian she shares with her partner, Jennifer Roy. "The kitchen is my only domain."

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Easy ways to update your bathroom on any budget - Chicago Tribune

Easy ways to update your bathroom on any budget - Chicago Tribune: The 2017 Houzz Bathroom Trends Study said the average spend on a major master bathroom remodel exceeding 100 feet was $21,000, while smaller bathrooms averaged $12,500. Whether or not you have that kind of scratch to throw around, here are five ways to refresh your bathroom, from low-cost to luxe.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Unprecedented Real Estate Industry Initiative To Battle Homelessness

Unprecedented Real Estate Industry Initiative To Battle Homelessness: Recently featured on CNN's "Impact Your World," Shelters to Shutters (S2S) brings together apartment property management partners looking to fill entry-level positions with invited pre-screened, vetted individuals who are situationally homeless in an organized and professional setting.� Not a traditional job fair or hiring event, but a strategic convening of curated applicants who are experiencing homelessness and apartment property hiring managers. Open positions include maintenance tech, leasing agent, groundskeeper and concierge.

Monday, September 10, 2018

3 Ways To Gain Exposure To Real Estate Through The Stock Exchange | The Motley Fool Singapore

3 Ways To Gain Exposure To Real Estate Through The Stock Exchange | The Motley Fool Singapore: It is no secret that Singaporeans love to invest in properties. And who can blame them? Over the past decade, Singapore’s property market has skyrocketed. A growing economy, scarce land supply and low-interest rates have resulted in increasing demand for property. These in turn have propelled prices of property in Singapore to among the most expensive in the world.

Saturday, September 08, 2018

5 Ways to Invest in Real Estate Without Ever Buying Property - Black Enterprise

5 Ways to Invest in Real Estate Without Ever Buying Property - Black Enterprise: When it comes to wealth building, there’s probably no more trusted bet than to invest in real estate. According to Forbes, 10% of the top fortunes in America have been built in real estate.

In fact, not investing in real estate is the main cause behind the “American wealth gap.” Which basically means that by 2053, the�median black value will drop to $0. (Meanwhile, white household wealth is projected to climb to $137,000 by 2053.) Granted, major deals require large degrees of startup capital; others lots of know-how. Contrary to popular belief, you can still start accumulating wealth in real estate—even w

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Connecting The Physical World Of Real Estate To The Digital World Of Standardization And Trust

Connecting The Physical World Of Real Estate To The Digital World Of Standardization And Trust: Change is underway in the real estate industry. Billions are pouring into new and existing technology companies, all competing for their slice of the proverbial pie.

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Are Frisco, McKinney and Allen the country's best real estate markets? | Real Estate | Dallas News

Are Frisco, McKinney and Allen the country's best real estate markets? | Real Estate | Dallas News: Three North Texas cities top a new list of the country's best real estate markets.

Frisco, McKinney and Allen were rated first in the country in the comparison of best housing and economic markets by WalletHub.

Richardson and Denton also made it into the top 10.

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Oilfield companies find real estate market tightening up in Bakken | Grand Forks Herald

Oilfield companies find real estate market tightening up in Bakken | Grand Forks Herald: A year ago, Jeff Lunnen could have shown a prospective oilfield service company 15 to 20 industrial properties for their consideration.

Saturday, September 01, 2018

Real Estate Start-Up Compass Searches for Direction - Barron's

Real Estate Start-Up Compass Searches for Direction - Barron's: The real estate start-up Compass was founded on a premise that just about anybody who has house-hunted can empathize with: Real estate brokers are expensive, and the whole process can be a hassle.

Friday, August 31, 2018

The $1 billion price cut: Luxury real estate gets slashed

The $1 billion price cut: Luxury real estate gets slashed: The most expensive real-estate in America just became a little less expensive — with $1 billion in price cuts among America's top listings over the past few months, according to a CNBC analysis.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

'Climate gentrification' is changing Miami real estate values

'Climate gentrification' is changing Miami real estate values: A modern glass home sits on the edge of the water in Miami Beach. The ground-level master suite has a soaking tub that looks out to the ocean, and the bedroom's glass doors allow the owner to roll out of the sheets and onto the yacht. It is listed for sale at $25 million.

Another Miami home sits on a garbage-strewn street in Little Haiti, about five miles inland. Its owner can walk out the front door and see a dead chicken in the street. It is listed for sale at $559,000, but some experts claim it is a better investment than $25 million mansion.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Real-estate matters: Lien possible only on property owned by debtor - Entertainment & Life - The Columbus Dispatch - Columbus, OH

Real-estate matters: Lien possible only on property owned by debtor - Entertainment & Life - The Columbus Dispatch - Columbus, OH

Singapore: The Safe Haven For Real Estate - Press Release - Digital Journal

Singapore: The Safe Haven For Real Estate - Press Release - Digital Journal: Singapore is a relatively young nation, gaining independence only in 1965, with hardly any resources; the pioneers had built Singapore to what it is today and fast track to 53 years later, Singapore is one of the wealthiest nations in the world and is infamously one of the most expensive countries to live in too. Singapore also boast to have one of the most expensive real estate market in the world, though we are markedly behind Hongkong, who is still the title holder for having the most expensive real estate in the world.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Cryptocurrency real estate in Colorado's future

Cryptocurrency real estate in Colorado's future: When you’re in the market for a new home, you probably have a lot of things on your mind: square footage, school districts, mortgages rates.

One thing you’re probably not spending much time thinking about: Bitcoin.

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.

21 Etiquette Rules Real Estate Agents Should Live By

21 Etiquette Rules Real Estate Agents Should Live By

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin on the real estate market

Hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin on the real estate market: CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin speaks with Citadel founder Ken Griffin at the 2018 Delivering Alpha conference about the state of the real estate market.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Surveys say a lot about real estate | News, Sports, Jobs - Tribune Chronicle

Surveys say a lot about real estate | News, Sports, Jobs - Tribune Chronicle: In all of our lifetimes, it has been rather common to see survey crews along the roads or at large construction sites.


Having surveys conducted to sell a home is even more common. So let’s look at a survey and surveyor, and what they do.

Surveying, or using precise descriptions of bodies of land, have been around for thousands of years. The precise measurements and orientation of the Egyptian pyramids prove that even in ancient times, men (back then) cared about keeping accurate dimensions and descriptions of parcels of land.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Summer heat: Denver residential real estate market stays hot - Denver Business Journal

Summer heat: Denver residential real estate market stays hot - Denver Business Journal: Scant inventory is keeping the Denver residential real estate market red hot.

Denver homes continue to sell extremely quickly and there are a lot fewer homes for sale now compared with a year ago.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Are Dallas commercial real estate owners paying their fair share? | Commentary | Dallas News

Are Dallas commercial real estate owners paying their fair share? | Commentary | Dallas News: In a recent editorial concerning the Dallas City Council's passage of the Park Land Dedication Ordinance, Dallas Morning News editors stated: "The reluctance among some in the real estate community to support the proposal for the new fees and set-asides comes from a reasonable place."

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The Biggest Challenges In Real Estate Today

The Biggest Challenges In Real Estate Today: Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner discusses how to advise clients in an unpredictable market

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Why Las Vegas Luxury Real Estate Is The Next Big Market Boom

Why Las Vegas Luxury Real Estate Is The Next Big Market Boom: When I first came to Las Vegas, I was immediately enthralled by its dazzling nature — not only because of its attractions�but also of the features and amenities that define standard living here. It’s safe to say that Las Vegas is one of the finest cities in the world.

Nevertheless, even the finest city isn’t safe from dreary economic failure. Who would forget the Great Recession in 2008? Even the largest cities were then inches away from complete downfall. In Las Vegas, jobs and the massive inventory of on-sale properties were gone, and foreclosures of homes were rampant.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

eXp Realty's virtual island is an extravagant office campus for 8,000 employees - Business Insider

eXp Realty's virtual island is an extravagant office campus for 8,000 employees - Business Insider: If you've ever wondered what the next phase of working remotely could be like, look no further than eXp Realty.

In most respects, eXp is your typical real estate brokerage company. It employs thousands of licensed agents to help clients buy and sell their homes. And business seems to be good: eXp's stock price has almost quadrupled since this time last year, giving it a market cap of over $610 million.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Real estate briefs: CustomSpace brings industrial coworking to Texas - Houston Chronicle

Real estate briefs: CustomSpace brings industrial coworking to Texas - Houston Chronicle: CustomSpace, a provider of coworking space to industrial and office tenants, has leased 113,152 square feet in Central City Industrial Park at 5301 Polk Street, Building 14, for its first Texas location. Barkley Peschel and Mike Davis with Colliers International and Trey Erwin with Lee & Associates represented the tenant. The company provides warehousing, storage and office space to tenants seeking between 250 and 10,000 square feet.

Steve Case’s VC Firm Moves Into Direct Real Estate Investing

Steve Case’s VC Firm Moves Into Direct Real Estate Investing: Steve Case’s Revolution LLC hired real estate investors Starling Cousley and Clint Myers to develop properties for startups in U.S. regions overlooked as potential tech hubs.

Cousley and Myers will join the venture capital firm as partners and take advantage of new tax incentives for investing in “opportunity zones,” according to a statement released Thursday. These are lower-income areas eligible for a range of benefits, including one that exempts investors from paying income taxes on capital gains.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

13 Tips For Finding The Best Real Estate Agent For Your Housing Needs

13 Tips For Finding The Best Real Estate Agent For Your Housing Needs: With the number of jobs in real estate expected to continuously grow by 6% through 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the competition for agents is and will remain strong. This can make it a challenge for a homebuyer or seller to find the right real estate agent to work with.

Friday, July 06, 2018

Seattle real estate market inventory rises—finally - Curbed Seattle

Seattle real estate market inventory rises—finally - Curbed Seattle: The short version of the story of the past while in Seattle real estate is not just high prices, but extremely low inventory. Fortunately, at least one thing that’s making things harder for buyers and agents alike seems to be changing, according to the latest numbers from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS): The city ended June with more than a month of inventory for the first time since September 2016.

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Manhattan real estate has worst second quarter since financial crisis

Manhattan real estate has worst second quarter since financial crisis: Manhattan real estate had its worst second quarter since the financial crisis, with prices and sales dropping and inventory rising, according to a new report.

Monday, July 02, 2018

Online rivals upset UK real estate agents

Online rivals upset UK real estate agents: Press AssociationJULY 2, 201811:35AM
More than 150 British real estate agents have gone broke in the last year as pressure from online rivals continues to bite, a new study has found.

The figure is only five more than the year before but thousands of real estate agents in the UK are showing signs of financial stress, accountancy firm Moore Stephens said.

The pressure is being felt by both large and small agents as they deal with higher operating costs than competitors trading purely online, the report said.

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Cushman & Wakefield’s IPO: Here are 5 things to know - MarketWatch

Cushman & Wakefield’s IPO: Here are 5 things to know - MarketWatch: Cushman & Wakefield, a giant real-estate services firm, has filed for an initial public offering, it said in June, citing its past record of success, broad footprint, and the “growing” industry in which it operates.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

While investing in real estate, beware rules of thumb | The Business Times

While investing in real estate, beware rules of thumb | The Business Times: “I’m looking for a solid single-tenant, NNN investment property at a 10 cap.”� “You know what they say, location, location, location.”� “Buy and hold.� There’s never a good reason to sell.”� “I buy only in the foreclosure market. That’s where the deals are.”� “If you don’t have 35 percent down, don’t buy investment real estate.”

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Does Hurricane Damage Negatively Impact Your Real Estate Value?

Does Hurricane Damage Negatively Impact Your Real Estate Value?: June 1 officially marked the beginning of hurricane season for 2018. The forecast for this year, according to Colorado State University, will be 14 named storms, six hurricanes, and two major hurricanes. After the devastating hurricane season last year, with over $282 billion in damages, homeowners are considering the consequences of owning real estate on the Atlantic Ocean.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Big data and real estate: New systems save time and money | Mortgage Rates, Mortgage News and Strategy : The Mortgage Reports

Big data and real estate: New systems save time and money | Mortgage Rates, Mortgage News and Strategy : The Mortgage Reports: Big data and real estate are coming together with electronic speed. The house you buy, your mortgage financing, and the broker with whom you buy or sell are increasingly tied together with artificial intelligence (AI), a new technology which is changing the real estate marketplace.

12 Client Relationship Tips That Will Help Your Real Estate Business Flourish

12 Client Relationship Tips That Will Help Your Real Estate Business Flourish: No matter how much technology is available to automate and streamline certain business processes, every industry, at its core, must focus on satisfying human beings. This is especially true in a field like real estate, where customer relationships can make or break a sale — and ultimately, a career.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

RUDD: A way to put your trust in real estate - News - Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Sarasota, FL

RUDD: A way to put your trust in real estate - News - Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Sarasota, FL: There is no question that real estate investment trusts, known as REITs, have been in and out of favor of late. Should you consider investing in one? Warren Buffett would say yes.

A year ago, the National Indemnity Co., a subsidiary of Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, invested $377 million in a REIT called Store Capital (STOR), representing a 9.8 percent stake. Store issued 18.6 million shares in a private placement to National Indemnity, at $20.25 per share.

Can My Neighbors Really Park Cars on Their Lawns? - The New York Times

Can My Neighbors Really Park Cars on Their Lawns? - The New York Times

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Real estate tech companies - San Antonio Express-News

Real estate tech companies - San Antonio Express-News: Tammy Anderson wanted to sell her North Side home so her family could move somewhere with more space, but she had a problem: What would she do with her three dogs when potential buyers came for a tour?

“It was absolutely daunting to figure out what to do with the dogs between every showing, and we both work full-time, so trying to keep the house in a showable state — we just didn’t think we could do it,” Anderson said.

Friday, June 22, 2018

The 4 Best Real Estate Mutual Funds for Income Investors | InvestorPlace

The 4 Best Real Estate Mutual Funds for Income Investors | InvestorPlace: These are trying times for investors holding real estate equities and real estate mutual funds. Real estate has one of the smallest sector weights in the S&P 500, but it is also one of its worst offenders this year.

Some real estate mutual funds have been hampered by large allocations to retail estate investment trusts (REITs), one of the most vulnerable corners of the broader real estate universe. Many traditional brick-and-mortar retailers are struggling. Some are going out of business, while others are rapidly closing locations, pinching REITs that own malls and other retail space.

Additionally, the real estate sector is historically inversely correlated to rising interest rates. The Federal Reserve has boosted interest rates five times since the start of 2017, including twice this year. Some bond market observers believe there are two more rate hikes in store before the end of 2018.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

$40 Million Fund Launched for Real Estate Startups, Tech | Los Angeles Business Journal

$40 Million Fund Launched for Real Estate Startups, Tech | Los Angeles Business Journal: New York-based real estate venture capital firm MetaProp has launched a $40 million fund that has attracted CBRE Group Inc., RXR Realty and Cushman & Wakefield.

MetaProp II is a venture capital fund that invests in early-stage real estate and real estate technology-related firms. The fund closed on June 13.

The new fund reportedly is expected to invest in real estate technology such as 3-D printing, augmented reality, co-working, blockchain among others.

Hot real estate markets to cool in 2020, experts predict – Orange County Register

Hot real estate markets to cool in 2020, experts predict – Orange County Register: Homebuilder James Boyd has no trouble selling the homes he builds. The difficulty is getting them built in the first place.

High lumber costs, regulatory restrictions and a construction worker shortage continue to plague housing developers like Boyd, the Orange County-based president of Toll Brothers’ operations in California and Nevada.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Dear Monty: Picking a real estate agent for the wrong reasons

Dear Monty: Picking a real estate agent for the wrong reasons: ​I have a friend who is a real estate broker. She wants to be my agent for a home I currently own and the home I buy when I relocate. She has another job and appears overwhelmed. She lives two hours from where I am buying, and the house I am selling is four states away. I would like her to profit from the commissions. She seems to be financially desperate and not thinking clearly. I am very concerned that if I use another agent, it will compromise our friendship. Would it be permissible to tell her of an agent I hear of that I have not contacted and let her approach him and then she can get a referral? Or is it advisable to use her and see the houses on my own and hand out her business card so she can get the commission?

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Realtors play integral roles in helping house hunters and owners sell, buy properties | | postandcourier.com

Realtors play integral roles in helping house hunters and owners sell, buy properties | | postandcourier.com: Among the big ticket items of life, selling a house ranks up there with, well, buying a home in the first place.

Homeowners often work with a real estate agent for home sales, relying on the professional to put the house on the market at a list price, show the property to prospective buyers, write up contracts on possible purchases and track the sale through to closing.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

China Responds Against Soybeans, Pork After US Slaps Tariffs on Chinese Technology

China Responds Against Soybeans, Pork After US Slaps Tariffs on Chinese Technology: Leaders from the American Soybean Association could only respond in dismay Friday after President Donald Trump announced he was going ahead with $34 billion in tariffs against Chinese technology products because China wasted little time Friday imposing a 25% tariff on U.S. soybeans and other agricultural products.

The Trump administration announced Friday morning that it would place a 25% tariff on goods that contain "industrially significant technologies." These include products under China's "Made in China 2025" strategy. The U.S. can no longer tolerate losing technology and intellectual property to unfair economic practices, the White House stated. The administration also said it was preparing tariff lines on another $16 billion in Chinese goods that would be announced later this summer.

All Things Real Estate: Disclosure challenge requires unlikely scenario

All Things Real Estate: Disclosure challenge requires unlikely scenario: Q: We sold our house in late 2016. We used a real estate agent and the whole process went pretty smoothly. Today we got a letter from two people we’ve never heard of demanding that we pay $18,500 to them for repairs to the house. Apparently the people we sold the house to have resold it to this couple and now they’re demanding money from us for failing to disclose problems with the foundation. We never knew the house had foundation problems and, even if we did, these aren’t the people we sold the house to. How can somebody we’ve never even met sue us for failing to disclose something to them?

Friday, June 15, 2018

Palm Beach real estate: Lakefront estate sells for $41.3 million

Palm Beach real estate: Lakefront estate sells for $41.3 million: A sprawling lakefront compound with architecture recalling a Venetian palace has sold on�Palm Beach’s Billionaire’s Row for more than $41 million, according to the deed recorded by the�Palm�Beach�County�Clerk’s office.
Private-equity specialist Thompson Dean and his wife, Caroline, bought 1485 S. Ocean Blvd., the deed shows. Thompson Dean is managing partner and CEO of�Avista Capital Partners.�The New York City-based firm has more than $6 billion invested in health-care companies, according to its�website.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Real estate surge helps Lubbock economy's strong start in 2018 - News - Lubbock Avalanche-Journal - Lubbock, TX

Real estate surge helps Lubbock economy's strong start in 2018 - News - Lubbock Avalanche-Journal - Lubbock, TX: The Lubbock economy experienced a positive start to the year, with many trends to be proud of, reported Lubbock National Bank at its monthly economic index presentation on Wednesday.

Down payments squeezing potential homebuyers: real estate expert | Fox Business

Down payments squeezing potential homebuyers: real estate expert | Fox Business: A word of advice for those looking to buy a home: don’t try to time the�housing market Opens a New Window. , according to Dottie Herman, the CEO of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, one of America’s largest real estate firms.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Sumner real estate prices level out, but inventory is still low

Sumner real estate prices level out, but inventory is still low: Home prices in Sumner County are taking a breather from their relentless growth, making this a good time to buy. But that might not be as easy as it sounds, real estate industry professional say

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Why San Francisco fintech HouseCanary seeks to upend traditional real estate appraisals - San Francisco Business Times

Why San Francisco fintech HouseCanary seeks to upend traditional real estate appraisals - San Francisco Business Times: Anyone who has questioned the accuracy of an appraisal of their own property, typically based on three nearby comparable sales, can appreciate the opportunity for a better valuation model.

Real estate investors hold classes for budding entrepreneurs | 13 WTHR Indianapolis

Real estate investors hold classes for budding entrepreneurs | 13 WTHR Indianapolis: Budding entrepreneurs are in class learning how to buy and sell real estate.

"I didn't know very much about this and we miss a lot of opportunities by not knowing, so when we see people trying to share information with you I think it's an awesome thing," said Elizabeth Bennett, Indianapolis.

"It's a passion of mine to be able to educate people on the different avenues you can use real estate to build wealth," said Keith Safford of K & T Investment Developments.

Safford is half of K & T. He and Tony McDaniel are part of the growing effort to improve the housing and commercial landscape of Indianapolis.

Compass Continues to Reinvent Real Estate Across Northern Virginia | ARLnow.com

Compass Continues to Reinvent Real Estate Across Northern Virginia | ARLnow.com: Since expanding into Virginia in December 2017, Compass Real Estate has quickly grown their Arlington team to over 40 agents, set new record sales and announced their launch into the Alexandria market. Compass Arlington now holds the #2 spot for market share in home sales priced over $1M.

Pairing the industry’s top agents with proprietary technology, Compass offers a smarter, more seamless solution to selling or finding your home — from Arlington to McLean to Alexandria and all points in between.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Real Estate Talk with Denise Kopasz: Shopping for a Home in Today's Internet World | CapeCodToday.com

Real Estate Talk with Denise Kopasz: Shopping for a Home in Today's Internet World | CapeCodToday.com: When you are looking to buy a home you have to make so many choices and decisions. ��When I work with clients I ask them to consider where they want their home to be located and how much they want to spend . �That is just the beginning of the process and since most people do not have time to drive around and look at homes that do not meet their requirements I am always diligent about learning the needs and wants of my buyers.

Redfin CEO explains why competitors in growing online real estate market should fear him - Business Insider

Redfin CEO explains why competitors in growing online real estate market should fear him - Business Insider

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Real estate property manager and developer JLL launches a $100 million tech investment fund | TechCrunch

Real estate property manager and developer JLL launches a $100 million tech investment fund | TechCrunch: The multi-billion-dollar real estate developer and property manager JLL is getting into the tech investment game with the launch of a new $100 million fund run by corporate subsidiary JLL Spark.

Initially envisioned as a technology-focused business unit of the multinational real estate company, the firm eventually turned to the more traditional venture capital investment model as a way to get more exposure to all of the new technologies that are coming to market, according to JLL Spark’s co-chief executive, Mihir Shah.

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Why A Workshop In D.C. Is So Important to America's Real Estate Industry

Why A Workshop In D.C. Is So Important to America's Real Estate Industry: The FTC and DOJ are convening bigwigs from Zillow, Redfin and more to evaluate the state of listings and competition. The findings could shape the industry's future

Canyon Partners Real Estate and Pasadena-based CIT Bank Buy Harvey Apartments in Hollywood | Los Angeles Business Journal

Canyon Partners Real Estate and Pasadena-based CIT Bank Buy Harvey Apartments in Hollywood | Los Angeles Business Journal: Century City-based investment firm Canyon Partners Real Estate and Pasadena-based CIT Bank have purchased the Harvey Apartments in Hollywood.

The purchase of the four-story, 177-unit apartment building that includes 1,900 square feet of ground retail space at 5640 Santa Monica Blvd. was consummated via the Canyon Multifamily Impact Fund III, a joint venture between Canyon and CIT Bank. CIT’s real estate finance business provided a $20.4 million senior loan to fund the purchase as well as capital improvements.

Monday, June 04, 2018

Commercial Real Estate Growing More Diverse | GlobeSt.com

Commercial Real Estate Growing More Diverse | GlobeSt.com: Not so long ago, most commercial real estate firms were behind their counterparts in other industries when it came to fostering diversity. But a sea change has come over the real estate industry, and most firms have decided that to fully succeed in the modern business world, women and minorities have to play a bigger role in deal making and other operations. At the same time, a new generation has flooded the workplace, and companies need to change their use of office spaces and methods of working to attract and retain these new recruits. As a result, modern commercial real estate firms don’t resemble the companies of the past, but these changes have made it easier to succeed with clients, many of which have also put more emphasis on diversity.

Business Monday: Declining real estate inventory means seller’s market in Aspen area | AspenTimes.com

Business Monday: Declining real estate inventory means seller’s market in Aspen area | AspenTimes.com: It's a seller's market in Aspen-area real estate because of the continued decline in inventory.

That's been a common theme among property brokers keeping an eye on the dips and rises in the local market, which has seen residential inventory drop 40 percent over the past five years.

Sunday, June 03, 2018

Las Vegas’ housing market reaches most heated levels in years – Las Vegas Review-Journal

Las Vegas’ housing market reaches most heated levels in years – Las Vegas Review-Journal: Seven or eight years ago, Las Vegas’ housing market was all but dead.

Banks were foreclosing on homes all over town, property values were plunging, and developers were walking away from unfinished projects.

Today? The market has reached the most heated levels in years.

Hot Property: Tyra Banks doubles down in Pacific Palisades

Hot Property: Tyra Banks doubles down in Pacific Palisades: After catching the home-buying bug in recent years, Tyra Banks is giving her real estate portfolio a makeover once again. The model and television personality has listed two Pacific Palisades homes for sale and divested herself of a town home in the area.

Saturday, June 02, 2018

Litter on a stick? Real estate agent fined $2,750 for too many open house signs – Orange County Register

Litter on a stick? Real estate agent fined $2,750 for too many open house signs – Orange County Register: Jerry Del Mauro hoped to score a $1.4 million sale last month when he staged an open house near the water in Huntington Beach.

Instead of a sale, the Re/Max agent got a $2,750 fine for putting out too many open house signs.

Del Mauro said he had no choice. The house sat on an island at the end of a semi-desolate street almost 2 miles from the nearest traffic light. To guide buyers to his open house, he put out some�18�signs — 11 more than the city typically�allows.

A city code enforcement officer spotted the signs and issued a citation, fining him $250 per “excessive” sign.

“These open house sign laws are getting out of control,” said one of the 140 comments on Del Mauro’s Facebook post following the citation.

Commercial Real Estate Deal Volume Up, But Headwinds Are Blowing

Commercial Real Estate Deal Volume Up, But Headwinds Are Blowing: Volume for the quarter, which reached $107 billion, was down 14 percent from the previous three months.

Friday, June 01, 2018

Six Ways To Find More Cash Buyers For Your Real Estate

Six Ways To Find More Cash Buyers For Your Real Estate: hutterstock

They say “cash is king” when it comes to real estate. For those try to sell homes and flip houses, it’s cash buyers who rule. They are vitally important in the current market and can make moving property far easier. So how do active real estate investors, agents and other property owners find more cash buyers for their deals?

To Gauge Long-Term Health of a Real Estate Market, Look Beyond Sales Prices - Mansion Global

To Gauge Long-Term Health of a Real Estate Market, Look Beyond Sales Prices - Mansion Global: When gauging the health of a real estate market, it’s tempting to focus on sales numbers, and median and average prices. But to determine the resiliency of a location, and the potential for returns on investment, there are indicators beyond sales prices and supply and demand that should be factored into your calculus, experts say.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Flat fee real estate company Home Bay buys 50% stake in OnTitle | 2018-05-30 | HousingWire

Flat fee real estate company Home Bay buys 50% stake in OnTitle | 2018-05-30 | HousingWire: The company is now offering real estate services for a flat fee in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Texas, Colorado�and California.

And now, the company is about to grow again, but not by expanding to a new state. Rather, Home Bay announced this week that it is getting into the title insurance and settlement services business.

Google launches solar power service in UK - BBC News

Google launches solar power service in UK - BBC News: The tech giant has released an online tool called Project Sunroof, in partnership with energy supplier Eon, that estimates savings using data from Google's Earth and Maps apps.

It first launched in the US in 2015, where reviews suggested it was broadly accurate but gave some odd results.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The Real Estate Corner: Selling and wondering if you should update? | The Cross Timbers Gazette

The Real Estate Corner: Selling and wondering if you should update? | The Cross Timbers Gazette: When you consider updating your home, and want to see at least dollar-for-dollar return, then you need to be careful where you spend your money.

For example, I think money is best spent in the kitchen and master bath. This doesn’t mean that updating other areas won’t help, but kitchen and master bath are the most important.

In the kitchen, replacing the countertops, backsplashes, appliances, removing wallpaper and possibly the flooring will help the most. This assumes that your cabinets are all in good shape. Hopefully, all they need is touch-up, repainting or updated hardware since they are so expensive to replace.

Monday, May 28, 2018

This Week in Celebrity Homes: Kirsten Dunst, Tyler Perry - Mansion Global

This Week in Celebrity Homes: Kirsten Dunst, Tyler Perry - Mansion Global: This week in celebrity real estate:�Kirsten Dunst sells trendy SoHo loft for $4.4 million and�Tyler Perry makes $1.1 million profit flipping Beverly Hills mansion

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Real Estate Corner: Buying a home in today's seller's market | Local | helenair.com

Real Estate Corner: Buying a home in today's seller's market | Local | helenair.com: Buying a home in today’s market can be a bit of a challenge and can be a little frustrating. Hang in there. Successful buyers have learned that it takes preparation, persistence and creativity to get your new home. But it can be done.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

No wonder the ultra-wealthy are now flocking to Sydney, Real Estate - THE BUSINESS TIMES

No wonder the ultra-wealthy are now flocking to Sydney, Real Estate - THE BUSINESS TIMES: WITH its pristine beaches, glistening harbour and enviable climate, you'd be forgiven for thinking of Sydney as a holiday destination. But for an increasing number of the world's wealthy, their ticket to Sydney is one-way.

More high-net-worth-individuals (defined as US$1 million ) immigrated to Sydney than any other city in the world at last count; a trend which is expected to continue. As more of the world's wealthy head Down Under, the number of Sydney's high-net-worth-individuals is expected to increase 70 per cent by 2026; while its population of ultra-wealthy (defined as US$50 million ) is expected to increase by 37 per cent in the next five years.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Could microgrids change how real estate sources energy? | JLL Real Views

Could microgrids change how real estate sources energy? | JLL Real Views: These localized, small-scale power grids operate independently from the main electrical network and are increasingly being used to boost the amount of power in remote areas or act as a back-up for mission critical buildings like hospitals and data centers. They are able to integrate various sources of decentralized energy – most notably renewable energy.

Chinese buyers pump luxe property bubble in Phnom Penh, Real Estate - THE BUSINESS TIMES

Chinese buyers pump luxe property bubble in Phnom Penh, Real Estate - THE BUSINESS TIMES: GUO Qirui, 30, says it's a lonely journey when he goes home to his rented luxury condominium in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, the country where the Chinese retail executive has lived in for nearly half a decade.

Mr Guo now lives on Diamond Island, also known as Koh Pich, a neighbourhood in the city where five condominium projects are underway or have been built. The majority of the homes, sales agents and residents say, are sold to absent Chinese landlords.

Guest opinion: The real estate industry's journey into LGBTQ diversity - San Francisco Business Times

Guest opinion: The real estate industry's journey into LGBTQ diversity - San Francisco Business Times: Recently there was a cover article in the San Francisco Business Times entitled “Real Estate’s Diversity Problem. (April 27 issue)” Being an out and about member of the LGBTQ community, I was asked to be a part of the story and was proud to participate.

As part of my job, I connect with the press often to discuss what’s going on in the various markets we track – commercial real estate in particular — as well as the overarching economic drivers of our region. This particular article, however, was much more personal.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

How Will San Francisco’s Proposed Tax Changes Affect Luxury Real Estate? - Mansion Global

How Will San Francisco’s Proposed Tax Changes Affect Luxury Real Estate? - Mansion Global: Q: How could the ballot proposition California is voting on in November affect property taxes on luxury homes?

A: The Property Tax Fairness Initiative, sponsored by the California Association of Realtors, will have “no direct impact on the luxury market” as a whole, said Daniel Leer, a lawyer with an eponymous law firm in Pleasant Hill, California, about 28 miles east of San Francisco. But it may make a big difference in the mobility of Baby Boomers in the state.

The proposition’s intent is to “expand the options for those 55 and older,” he said. It would amend the state’s Proposition 13, which was passed in 1978 and capped property tax increases at 1% throughout California, and generally said, properties could only be reassessed between sales.

Real Estate Experts Predict Recession In 2020 | GlobeSt.com

Real Estate Experts Predict Recession In 2020 | GlobeSt.com: SEATTLE–The next US recession will be in 2020 and it will likely be triggered by monetary policy, according to most recent Zillow Home Price Expectations quarterly survey of more than 100 US real estate experts, which is conducted by Pulsenomics.

Almost half (48%) of those surveyed said they expected the next recession to occur some time in 2020, with the largest portion of those (22% of all respondents) saying they expected that recession to begin in the first quarter of that year. Roughly a quarter (24%) of all respondents said they expected the next recession some time in 2019, while 14% said they thought 2021 was the year.

Real estate still driving Egypt’s construction market | Meed

Real estate still driving Egypt’s construction market | Meed: While challenges remain, many contractors are optimistic about the major schemes pressing ahead in the second half of 2018

Ex Paypal COO: Blockchain Can Resolve the Real Estate Illiquidity Issue | [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News

Ex Paypal COO: Blockchain Can Resolve the Real Estate Illiquidity Issue | [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News: Blockchain Technology has a broad spectrum of applicability at a corporate level that goes beyond the financial sector. Furthermore, Blockchain can be a perfect solution to address the demand for secure, traceable and integrated property information.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

New movement taking off to save energy, space and money | WSET

New movement taking off to save energy, space and money | WSET: - "No reservations, no nothing. Freedom of the open road."


That's one of the reasons Michael Smith and Cosette Conaway said "Skoolies" are taking off.









"The original plan for me was the off-grid house then it kinda went towards hey we can travel in this," Smith said.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

How to Invest in Industrial Real Estate | Real Estate Investments | US News

How to Invest in Industrial Real Estate | Real Estate Investments | US News: Though industrial real estate was hit hard during the recession and lagged in its recovery, it is now improving steadily and is perhaps the most desirable commercial real estate class, says Nick Vertucci, a real estate investor and CEO of The Nick Vertucci Cos. in Irvine, California.

In the first quarter of this year, industrial real estate sales hit $16 billion, the second-highest number in the sector's history, and that's up 20 percent over last year, according to JLL, a professional services firm that researches real estate and investment management. Vacancy rates for industrial real estate are also down to a historically low 5.1 percent nationwide, according to CoStar, a commercial real estate database.

Do Real Estate Agents Need To Pay Attention To Cryptocurrency?

Do Real Estate Agents Need To Pay Attention To Cryptocurrency?: It's no longer a niche topic for a relatively small group of individuals — it’s a reoccurring factor in housing transactions around the world

Monday, May 21, 2018

More foreigners are buying real estate in Mexico – The Yucatan Times

More foreigners are buying real estate in Mexico – The Yucatan Times: The strength of the dollar against the peso is the main reason for foreigners buying real estate in Mexico right now. In 2016 and 2017 the number of closed sales to foreigners rose to 1,105 on an annual average. From 2008 to 2015 it was 663 on average, according to information obtained through a Transparency request to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE); so far in 2018 there are 290 properties sold to foreigners.

This investment occurs mainly in the historic centers of colonial cities such as San Miguel de Allende, as well as in the border strip and beach destinations, such as Los Cabos and Cancun.

Financially Sound Real Estate Stocks Selling At A Discount – Simply Wall St News

Financially Sound Real Estate Stocks Selling At A Discount – Simply Wall St News: Performance in the real estate sector generally tracks the economic cycle. During periods of high growth and inflation, real estate investments usually post strong returns. However, during an economic bust, these investments tend to underperform. Currently, HMG/Courtland Properties and Piedmont Office Realty Trust are real estate companies I’ve identified as potentially undervalued, meaning their share price is below what these companies are actually worth. There’s a few ways you can measure the value of a cyclical company – you can forecast how much money it will make in the future and base your valuation off of this, or you can look around at its peers of similar size and industry to roughly estimate what it should be worth. Below, I’ve created a list of companies that compare favourably in all criteria based on their most recent financial data, making them potentially good investments.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

London Home Prices | Real Estate Investors

London Home Prices | Real Estate Investors: If you’d like to call the same city as Meghan Markle home, there’s no better time to buy a luxury property on the other side of the pond, according to analysts.

Increase in housing sales gives hope to real estate sector - The Sunday Guardian Live

Increase in housing sales gives hope to real estate sector - The Sunday Guardian Live: Housing sales increased by about 25% in seven major cities in the country in April, giving some hope that real estate sector may be on the revival path in the current financial year 2018-19.

As many as 1,726 units were sold in seven cities — Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR), Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Pune — in April, as against 1,382 units in March.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

This week in celeb real estate: A mansion Danny DeVito owned lists at $85M, former model buys for $34M… and more

This week in celeb real estate: A mansion Danny DeVito owned lists at $85M, former model buys for $34M… and more: In Beverly Hills, a sprawling estate formerly owned by actors Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman hit the market for $85 million this week. The now-split celebrity couple sold the pad to lawyer Stuart Liner and his wife, Stephanie, three years ago for $28 million. They’ve since doubled the size of the home, bringing it up to 29,000 square feet spread across four structures. The property now includes a hair salon, seven-bedroom main house, eight-car garage, wine cellar, screening room and lounge. Despite its heavy price tag, the Beverly Hills manse is just the latest deal for the Liners, who have bought and sold 21 homes.

VR, Drones changing the face of real estate in WNY - WKBW.com Buffalo, NY

VR, Drones changing the face of real estate in WNY - WKBW.com Buffalo, NY: Using videos to sell homes has a large advantage.

"Realtors who use videos actually have 403% more inquiries than those who do not" Jordan Scinta, co-founder of Three Sixty Views said.�

Three Sixty Views is one of the only companies in Western New York that is feeding the need for more creative videos in real estate.�

Friday, May 18, 2018

Chinese and South Korean investors are buying real estate on North Korea’s borders — Quartz

Chinese and South Korean investors are buying real estate on North Korea’s borders — Quartz: When it comes to making money out of North Korea, Chinese real-estate investors could be the proverbial early birds that get the worm.

As the diplomatic efforts to bring North Korea out of the cold intensify, home prices in Dandong, a Chinese town bordering the reclusive state, are rising. Prices jumped 2% in April from a month earlier, the biggest gain among 70 major Chinese cities, according to data from China’s national statistics bureau published Wednesday (May 16).

Memphis real estate investor glad he wasn't arrested after racial profiling 911 call

Memphis real estate investor glad he wasn't arrested after racial profiling 911 call: Michael Hayes, a Memphis real estate investor, recently talked about how happy he was.

He was happy to go�home alive, to see his wife and son. Said he headed�home to�hug her. Said he was happy he didn’t get arrested.

I’m happy for him too – but sad for the reality that he and other African-Americans are increasingly confronted with these days.

That reality is one in which racists use�911 to bar black people from�spaces they believe only they are entitled to exist.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Supervisor questions real estate firm’s credibility as tenants call for investigation into 'corporate landlords' - by l_waxmann - May 16, 2018 - The San Francisco Examiner

Supervisor questions real estate firm’s credibility as tenants call for investigation into 'corporate landlords' - by l_waxmann - May 16, 2018 - The San Francisco Examiner: A San Francisco supervisor questioned the credibility of one of The city’s largest commercial real estate firms at a hearing Wednesday sparked by allegations of health and safety violations and targeted displacement of rent-controlled tenants at properties owned by the firm.

Justin Sato, chief operating officer of Veritas Investments, a private firm with a portfolio of over 250 rent-controlled buildings throughout the City, told the Board of Supervisors Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee that any displacement of tenants was due to “natural attrition.”

Monday, May 14, 2018

Real Estate Dividend Stocks Of The Month: Property For Industry And More – Simply Wall St News

Real Estate Dividend Stocks Of The Month: Property For Industry And More – Simply Wall St News: The real estate sector performs relatively in-line with the wider economy. Prosperous periods bring about high growth and inflation, leading to strong returns in real estate investments. These factors drive the profitability and cash flows of real estate companies, which in turn steer the dividend payout and yield for investors. During economic growth, these companies provide an opportune time to increase your portfolio income through dividends. I’ve made a list of other value-adding dividend-paying stocks in the real estate industry for you to consider for your investment portfolio.

Adding child to house title has risks

Real-estate Matters: Adding child to house title has risks - Entertainment & Life - The Columbus Dispatch - Columbus, OH

Sunday, May 13, 2018

5 tips for making an offer in a hot real estate market - My Edmonds News

5 tips for making an offer in a hot real estate market - My Edmonds News: Steady demand. Limited supply. That’s what we are seeing in real estate markets across the country right now. Inventory is particularly tight within the lower price ranges. “The starter house is nearly missing in some markets,” according to Jessica Lautz, managing director of survey research and communication for the National Association of Realtors.

John Campbell of Stephens Inc. Invests in the High Growth Real Estate Technology Stocks - The Wall Street Transcript

John Campbell of Stephens Inc. Invests in the High Growth Real Estate Technology Stocks - The Wall Street Transcript: John Campbell�is a Managing Director and Research Analyst covering real estate-related stocks across a handful of industries for Stephens Inc. He joined Stephens Inc. in 2011 as a Research Associate in the business services and insurance brokerage space. Mr. Campbell was promoted into a lead analyst role in 2014, and has since built and currently leads the firm’s Real Estate Services practice. Prior to joining Stephens Inc., Mr. Campbell spent time as a corporate strategy planning analyst at FedEx. He holds a B.A. in banking and finance and an MBA from Ole Miss.� In this exclusive interview in the Wall Street Transcript, John Campbell finds the high growth names in the real estate sector.

Can Hong Kong’s Central harbourfront be more than prime real estate? | South China Morning Post

Can Hong Kong’s Central harbourfront be more than prime real estate? | South China Morning Post: “It’s a real sculpture park – large objects on grass with blue skies,” he said. “That’s rare in Hong Kong.”�

The Harbour Arts Sculpture Park lasted for seven weeks this year (February 22 to April 11) as an Arts Centre initiative to bring top-notch public art to the shores of Victoria Harbour – an unprecedented exhibition in a city where quality public art is still rare. The space itself is rare, too. Less than 40 per cent of the harbourfront is even accessible to the public, and this particular spot – reclaimed from the sea just over a decade ago – retains the feeling of an interstice: a leftover patch of earth caught between the towers of Central and the busy waters of the harbour.�