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Real estate News 11/2013



Serbian Real Estate Prepares for a Comeback
The real estate market is one sector that expects to benefit from its advances, as foreign companies expand locally and well-off members of the large Serbian diaspora venture back from abroad. Philomena O'Brien, originally from Australia, is among the ...
Guess who's getting rich at the real estate seminar
There is one surefire way to make lots of money in real estate: Conduct get-rich-quick-in-real-estate seminars and sell additional CDs, courses and materials for thousands of dollars to hundreds of people who attend. If you live in the District or the ...
Realtor of the Week: Former paralegal returns to real estate
Yet, she has been the quarterly top producer in the Fort Bend office twice in the last six quarters, where her knowledge from previous careers has contributed to her success, as well as her exceptional people skills and love of all the real estate ...
Prudential Anderson Properties joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices real ...
Prudential Anderson Properties joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices real ...
Residential Real Estate Bids Adieu To October 2013
As an odd October 2013 draws to a close, the real estate market is among the industry sectors quite happy to see it over. WIth interest rates creeping upward since summer, August and September indicators were already pointing at home financing slowing ...
Real estate: Try before you buy
"Try it before you buy it" is a new trend in real estate. It gives potential buyers a chance to live inside a home before making an offer. Richard bost wants to sell his home on the border of the Upper East Side and Spanish Harlem. In order to seal the ...
Residential Real Estate Stocks: Get Your Hefty Dividends Here
Exchange-traded funds offer a convenient way to invest in sectors or niches that interest you. If you'd like to add some residential real estate stocks to your portfolio but don't have the time or expertise to hand-pick a few, the iShares Residential ...
Commercial Real Estate award: Sale of 301 E. Liberty in Ann Arbor
The deal was one of the largest commercial real estate sales in Ann Arbor over the past year and shows a local investor is taking notice of the region's economic health. Immediately after purchasing the building, Dahlmann started making improvements to ...
Two Charged in Campbell Real Estate Scam
The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office has charged two people with running a real estate scam in Campbell and two alleged victims have filed a $100 million federal civil racketeering suit against them. Terrance Brown and Antranik Kabajouzian ...
Mario Batali's Eataly may come to Boston
The partners, who are slated to open the even larger Eataly Chicago this month, say they've been scoping out Boston real estate for more than a year in search of another potential home for the Italian market. “We think Boston would be a great city for ...
Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Welcomes Rorie Urban Real Estate and ...
Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Welcomes Rorie Urban Real Estate and ...
Wigwams, toilet gardens and scary cinematic real estate [Weekend link clump]
Quartz shares some rather surprising real estate stats: Although they take longer to sell, houses located in close proximity (within 50 feet) to cemeteries sell for 13 percent more per square foot than those that are further away from "very quiet ...
For Lakewood Ranch home tour, Nutter unveils distinctive model
T.J. Nutter grew up in the construction business. His father and grandfather owned roofing companies. But T.J., 38, decided he wanted to build the rest of the house, too. So after college at USF, he worked for U.S. Home, Engle Homes and then John ...
Public record: Real Estate Transactions
These real estate transfers were recorded in Richland County between Oct. 21 and Oct. 28. 365 W. Durbin Circle, Bellville, Beverly A. Carpenter and Kenneth C. Fassnacht, to David E. Turner and Donna L. Turner trustees of the Turner Family Revocable ...
Phoenix real estate expert: Fun days ahead for homebuyers
"For most of the last 10 years (Phoenix has been) a market that had too many buyers or too many sellers," Orr explained on his weekly appearance on That Real Estate Show, Saturdays at 3 p.m. on News/Talk 92.3 KTAR. "(In a balanced market) there's no ...
Some positives glimmering on commercial real estate scene
Fun, new places to eat good food are always positives in any report about the commercial real-estate market in Santa Fe. So it is with watering mouths that we anticipate Brian Knox's new endeavor, Shake. at 631 Cerrillos Road. The first question is ...
Niagara County Real Estate Transactions
Following are real estate transactions over $5,000 as listed in records of the Niagara County clerk's office for the week ending Sept. 20. on November 3, 2013 - 12:01 AM. Tweet. CAMBRIA. • Lockport Road, Kristen A. Cercone; Todd R. Daigler to Robert ...
Trelora founder promises a real estate industry shake-up
Denver real estate startup Trelora Realty is firing up a passionate debate in the real estate community by targeting the commission structure that traditional brokerages consider vital to their survival. Trelora charges a flat $1,700 to sell a home and ...
Hamptons real estate surging
Hamptons real estate deals are surging, fueling a boom in knockdowns, expansions and quick resales in the beachfront towns favored by Wall Street financiers and celebrities. Home purchases in the three months through September jumped 32 percent from ...
5 Questions to Ask Your Real Estate Broker Up Front
Anyone who has ever bought or sold real estate can tell you that the process is never simple. With hundreds of thousands of dollars at stake, it can be downright overwhelming to manage the reams of paperwork, legal contracts, salesmanship, and hardball ...
Cornell Seeks to Bolster Real Estate Program
The new academic director of the School of Hotel Administration's Center for Real Estate and Finance says he hopes to increase both the national and international reach of the center in the coming years. Prof. Daniel Quan, real estate, was named ...
Real Estate Matters | If you buy a foreclosure, expect problems
I recently purchased a home that was built in 1965. I bought the home from a bank that took it back in a foreclosure. I know that the bank does an inspection on bank-owned foreclosures, and I had a home inspection done also. The home had foundation ...
Manhattan Real Estate Is Perfectly Affordable (for Billionaires)
Earlier this year, we advised you that New York City real estate has now become too expensive for anyone. We would like to issue a correction: New York City real estate is a bargain! It all depends on your perspective. For you, personally, Manhattan ...
CBO: Senate real estate reform bill does little to limit costs
That's a big takeaway from the Congressional Budget Office, which concluded that a Senate bill meant to help the government rein in its real estate costs would do little to help save money or reduce the size of its bloated real estate portfolio. Its ...
Hot online Portland real estate firm lands another $1.5M
The online real estate listing company Househappy has raised another $1.5 million from investors, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Househappy launched in March. The company offers an online portal that's meant to ...
Real estate organizations: IRS won't put liens on home over Obamacare
Don't believe rumors circulating online that the IRS will place liens on homes if owners fail to buy health insurance as mandated under the Affordable Care Act, local and state real estate organizations are saying. The Wichita Area Association of ...
Milton Dale Henson, 85; real estate pioneer had eye for growth
Henson's wife, Anna, said the analytical skills he used during the Korean War, as well as a knack for detailed research and analytical processes, were the same skills he utilized to start his company and help clients make real estate decisions. “I ...
Texas (nearly) tops for commercial real estate
Nationwide, development and construction of new commercial real estate contributed $303.4 billion to the economy — up 16 percent from the year earlier — and supported about 2.3 million jobs, marking the second year that the sector posted gains since ...
Real Estate
I had a lease on a marginally decrepit but livable rent-stabilized one-bedroom in a tenement on East 13th Street, for which I paid about $600 a month. I didn't need a clairvoyant to caution me against relinquishing it. Besides, real estate advice was ...
Blackstone on Real Estate: Buy It, Fix It, Sell It
Investing in real estate can be addictive. I've had that needle in my arm since 1978. It's a problem I try to manage by writing about great companies. In many types of investing, the odds are often stacked in favor of Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX ...
Whatcom County real estate sales jump in October
Whatcom County real estate agents experienced a late-season uptick in activity, suggesting a busy finish to 2013. Last month 280 single-family homes and condominiums were sold, an 8.1 percent increase compared to September and up 15.7 percent from a ...
Zillow Q3 Beats As Real Estate Company Swings To Loss
Real estate website Zillow (Z) late Tuesday beat Wall Street's Q3 expectations and gave better-than-expected Q4 guidance, even as it swung to a loss on higher spending, and the stock rose late. Seattle-based Zillow reported a per-share loss of 3 cents ...
Mayer buys a funeral home
Zuckerberg tends to set trends in the tech community and this “buy the block” concept may be another such trend. According to reports by The Silicon Valley Business Journal and Palo Alto Weekly, Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer Mayer just bought the large lot ...
Beijing goes hunting for overseas real estate bought with dirty money
China's corrupt officials and crooked businessmen have smuggled billions of dollars overseas, much of which has ended up in real estate in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom—particularly in high-end neighborhoods in London, ...
ING Says Real Estate Capital Buffers Suffice Before ECB Test
ING Groep NV (INGA), the biggest Dutch financial-services company, said the buffers to absorb losses on its real estate finance loans are sufficient to meet Dutch and European regulators' scrutiny. “Our capital and the provisions we hold against our ...
Real estate pros' advice for Mayor-elect de Blasio
But the city went through a whirlwind of real estate growth in the last 12 years, and it's in no small part due to the efforts of Mayor Mike. They're big shoes to fill. But as the 2013 mayor's race comes to a close, hand-wringing and tear-shedding ...
Real estate reality under Mayor De Blasio
9 hours ago, CNBC Videos. The "Squawk on the Street" team discuss the reality of Bill De Balsio as mayor and what his proposed tax hikes for the wealthy mean to the housing market. Dolly Lenz, Real Estate Broker, does not think there will be a hike ...
The next great real estate trade
The next great real estate trade. Email 0. Recommend. 0. Tweet. 0. Share0. Embed. Link. 52 minutes ago, CNBC Videos. CNBC's Diana Olick reports on the housing resurgence with rental backed bonds. She reports 3,207 rental homes have been backed by ...
Real estate website mistakenly lists house with pot farm
A quaint English cannabis farm in need of a green thumb was mistakenly listed on a real estate website just before its in-house photos led to a raid by police, according to local reports. A shocking online photo tour of the two-bedroom Bristol home ...
Will de Blasio kill NYC real estate?
"If there is a major change in tax policy, it will definitely impact the real estate market. There's no question about that," said Dolly Lenz who has brokered more than $8 billion in Big Apple deals. But she does not think such a change will happen ...
In real estate, those who fell furthest now are soaring highest
But this market isn't alone: Several other cities that experienced housing bubbles and economic destruction when the bubble burst are also leading the pack in real estate recovery. In Sacramento, home values climbed 34 percent over the past year, the ...
The Richest Real Estate in the World
The title “world's richest piece of real estate” may conjure up images of Rodeo Drive, the French Riviera or New York City's Fifth Avenue, but it may actually be located in … Botswana. According to Debswana, a mining conglomerate jointly owned by De ...
CMBS Seen Soaring Next Year in Real Estate Lending Growth
Investor demand for commercial real estate should grow along with a steadily improving economy, even if interest rates climb, according to the report. The reason, in part, is a rising level of comfort among lenders, including commercial banks, insurers ...
Chinese Broaden Real-Estate Horizons Beyond the Likes of New York, London
"Obviously Chinese tourists have been in New York and San Francisco, but now you see them in Miami Beach," said Eddy Martinez, a real-estate agent in Miami who has sold properties to Chinese buyers. So while Chinese buyers still flock to major cities, ...
Real estate rebounding in Arizona
PHOENIX -- Banks want people buying homes again. They are offering very low interest rates and the housing market is making a rebound here in Arizona. Bobby Lieb has been doing real estate for 20 years in the Valley, and he says the housing market is ...
New Ranking: Most Expensive Real Estate Markets In The Country
The real estate firm recently ranked close to 2,000 markets across the country based on the average listing price of four-bedroom, two-bathroom homes. Even though California boasts both the number one spot (Malibu: $2.15 million) and 12 other spots in ...
San Francisco real estate
Email 0. Recommend. 2. Tweet. 0. Share0. Embed. Link. 3 hours ago, CNBC Videos. Jamie Comer of McGuire Real Estate, provides insight into San Francisco's real estate market. Thursday's "power house" is listed for $1.689 million. CNBC ...
Private Equity Comes Back In Real Estate Markets
The private equity industry is finally coming back in real estate markets, after five years of recession, according to a report from Wednesday by consultants Ernst & Young Global Limited. The real estate private equity sector is positioned for growth ...
Doral shoots to the top in one real estate ranking
That's the conclusion of a recent study by Coldwell Banker, one of the state's top real estate chains. The No. 1 standing seems to defy the well-known dynamics of South Florida real estate, where coastal markets fare best and suburban locales ...
Vail Valley real estate has best month in September
EAGLE COUNTY — For much of this year, local real estate sales stories have had at least some variation of, “transactions are up, but dollar volume (the amount it sold for) is down from last year. September turned that sentence on its head. Eagle ...