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Real estate News 12/2013



Gail Kerr: Despite critical audit, Gov. Bill Haslam still backs real estate deal
ADVERTISEMENT. Gov. Bill Haslam's administration is standing fast with a private real estate firm that is raking in millions of taxpayers' dollars despite a critical audit written by the state comptroller. Among the audit's criticisms: The firm, Jones ...
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2014 Real Estate Report Provides Optimistic Future for Central Ohio
The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Columbus released their annual Real Estate Trends report last week, which provides insight from industry leaders on the state of residential, office, retail, industrial and mixed-use markets in the region. Overall, the ...
Biggest Bank in Norway Dismisses Hard Landing in Real Estate Bet
DNB ASA (DNB) says predictions of a hard landing in Norway's property market are unfounded as the nation's biggest bank sees scope for house prices to rise next year. “We don't expect any sharp decrease in house prices but actually believe there might ...
Overseas Money Pours Into Miami Real Estate
MIAMI—Cranes are again rising over this city, as the poster child for the real-estate collapse enjoys a new condominium boom fueled by foreign investors looking to park their money in U.S. real estate. For several years after the housing bubble burst ...
Is your home inspector working for you or for your real estate agent?
Home inspectors and real estate agents work together, but not always for the best interest of the homebuyer, says Bruce McClure, a Toronto-based licensed home inspector and author of “Buy or Run: I'm a Real Home Inspector, Not a TV Celebrity!” Too many ...
After a stroke, a young real estate agent strives get her career back
In the fall of 2011, Jessica Hunt was working for a boutique real estate firm in Cambridge, Mass., where she'd moved to be with her fiance, when a blood clot lodged in the left side of her brain, causing a stroke. She was 26 years old. A year-and-a ...
China Developer's Shares Fall On Word Of $1.4 Bln Real Estate Project In ...
China Developer's Shares Fall On Word Of $1.4 Bln Real Estate Project In ...
Commercial Real Estate Lenders Reaching, or Exceeding, 2013 Expectations
December is typically a time when real estate leaders, especially the bankers who provide financing for commercial real estate transactions, allocate many evenings to attend year-end holiday parties. One of the questions on the minds of many in ...
Real Estate Startup Gets $7M in Venture Funding
View the Space, the real estate startup that collects leasing data and creates virtual space tours, has secured a $7 million round of venture funding. The funding, provided primarily by Trinity Ventures of Menlo Park, Calif., will allow View the Space ...
Q & A with America's real estate professor: Title insurance on refinance
A. Title insurance protects you, the buyer, for issues that could affect the title; that occurred before you purchased the property. These could be items like liens, ownership disputes and unpaid taxes. When you acquired the property, a policy was ...
Top 3 Reasons Real Estate Deals Fall Apart For A Buyer
Real estate transactions can be quite cumbersome – they are riddled with legal content and require a lot of documentation – so you can imagine that there are plenty of areas where something could go wrong. It is estimated that nearly one-third of all ...
Reading between the lines of real-estate lingo
So extreme it was humorous, this tongue-in-cheek property description kept Palmateer, of Prudential Towne Realty in Chesapeake, laughing for years. She even clipped the ad to share with agents who attended her real estate classes. But what of the big ...
Overseas Money Pours Into Miami Real Estate
MIAMI—Cranes are again rising over this city, as the poster child for the real-estate collapse enjoys a new condominium boom fueled by foreign investors looking to park their money in U.S. real estate. For several years after the housing bubble burst ...
New real estate partnership makes its first buy in Dallas
A newly formed real estate partnership has bought its first of many apartment properties in Dallas, which are expected to range from $10 million to $20 million. Terms of the deal were undisclosed. Dallas-based Performance Properties LLC bought the 416 ...
Huge private equity firm claims stake in Twin Cities real estate
ST. PAUL, Minn. — When real estate agent Jim Tice tried to sell a house in Minnetonka last spring, he did so with a sense of urgency. His client was behind on mortgage payments and wanted to unload the place to avoid foreclosure. There was only ...
REAL ESTATE: Mortgage insurance policy regulations overhauled
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, working with the mortgage industry, have completed a major overhaul of mortgage insurance requirements in a new master policy, the Federal Housing Finance Agency said. Developed with FHFA oversight, the recast policy ...
Mount Moriah: The most contested real estate on Earth?
Muslims call it the Noble Sanctuary. Jews and Christians call it the Temple Mount. Built atop Mount Moriah in Jerusalem, this 36-acre site is the place where seminal events in Islam, Judaism and Christianity are said to have taken place, and it has ...
Alexander & Baldwin: Say Aloha to Hawaiian Real Estate
One company (Matson) deals with the transportation business, while the other (Alexander & Baldwin) maintains the real estate and land assets. Alexander & Baldwin operates its A&B Properties real estate segment along with several construction and ...
Private equity firm buying up residential real estate
Stealth investing … Annie Baxter at MPR reports: “As the year went on, [real estate agent Jim] Tice saw more bids from Invitation Homes — in the Twin Cities and its and suburbs. So far, the company has amassed 700 single-family homes in the area ...
Ups and downs of high end real estate
The most popular markets for wealthy people buying residential properties are London, Paris and Tokyo, according to Mike Ward, CEO of USForex, which helps such individuals transfer financial assets overseas and U.S. residents to buy high-end real ...
Big Hair on Campus: Did Donald Trump Defraud Thousands of Real-Estate ...
Big Hair on Campus: Did Donald Trump Defraud Thousands of Real-Estate ...
AgentMatch: Realtor.com's Misguided Use Of Statistics For Rating Real Estate ...
AgentMatch: Realtor.com's Misguided Use Of Statistics For Rating Real Estate ...
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Clermont County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley. Goshen Township. 3010 Abby Way, Jillian Bischoff, et al. to American Homes 4 Rent Properties Five LLC, 0.11 acre, ...
Former employee charged with stealing from Pittsburgh real estate company
Ms. Morrow began working for Union Real Estate as a temporary employee in September of 2012 and became a full-time employee there in January of this year, according to an affidavit of probable cause. During that time, a detective with the Allegheny ...
Foreign investors flocking to American real estate
Real estate attorney Bob Massi weighs in on the state of the U.S. housing market. More Info; Share on Facebook; Share on Twitter; Expand Video. Date. Dec 3, 2013. Duration. 4:49. Personalities. Cheryl Casone. Related Playlists. Emerging Businesses, Fox ...
Austin real estate firm buys former Motorola plant in north Fort Worth
FORT WORTH — An Austin-based real estate investment firm has bought the large former Motorola plant in the Fossil Creek Business Park in north Fort Worth and plans to lease the building to a new tenant in the next couple of years. Capital Commercial ...
Mari Montgomery of Mari Realty in Huntsville, TX Real Estate Named One of ...
Mari Montgomery of Mari Realty in Huntsville, TX Real Estate Named One of ...
Williamsburg real estate numbers are looking up
WILLIAMSBURG — Greater Williamsburg's real estate statistics for the third quarter of 2013 show the market reaching five-year highs, except in one important category — sales price. In most ways it's fair to say the residential real estate market has ...
Real estate photography 101: Use a good camera
Those online real estate listings illustrated by photos that seem to have been taken by a toddler in poor lighting conditions. Considering 92 percent of people shop for homes online, listing photos are critical factor in how quickly homes sell and how ...
Recent Commercial Real Estate
Seller's brokers: Matthew Lesser and Dane Hope, Leslie J. Garfield Real Estate. RECENT LEASE. $83.81/SQUARE FOOT. $52,800 approximate annual rent. 218 East 89th Street (between Second and Third Avenues). Manhattan. A pet groomer has signed a ...
How Real Estate Fits Into Your Retirement
Buying or selling real estate is timely and costly. It is generally not a good idea to make a purchase unless the property is expected to be owned for a long enough time period to recoup expenses and not result in a fire sale if circumstances require ...
Hong Kong Real Estate Prices, Rents Poised To Fall In 2014, Colliers Says
After a tough year this year, Hong Kong real estate prices look poised to fall again in 2014. So said Colliers International in a new forecast unveiled at a press conference in Hong Kong today. The international real estate consultancy said the capital ...
Top 10 Tips for Making Great 'Real Estate Porn'
You wouldn't invite over guests with undies hanging over your side table lamp, so why leave them there for your big photo shoot, asked Nico Arellano, another in-demand real estate photographer who shoots for Halstead, Elliman, CORE, Nest Seekers and ...
Real estate relief coming to long-time homeowners in Philadelphia
The real estate taxes for the property must be up-to-date; the owner must be current on an existing payment agreement or the owner must have applied to enter into a payment agreement. · The homeowner meets income requirements based on household ...
New Jobs: Marketing, Real Estate, Banking
Experience required in real estate (title & survey review), finance (loan documentation), and general knowledge of the legal process as it relates to the financial services associated with a real estate transaction. Technology Development. The position ...
Red Hot Real Estate Cools For The Holidays
During the last week of November 2013, just as New York City's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was threatened by high winds and freezing temperatures, one housing expert called the U.S. residential real estate market “red hot.” Discussing Standard ...
Winning preferred fund bets on real estate
Beam takes his specialty one step farther than most managers in the $300 billion preferred market: he invests primarily in preferred issued by real estate investment trusts (REITS), a slice of the market that he estimates at just $25 billion. Though a ...
Miami Real Estate Market Builds on City's Cultural Renaissance
A gleaming addition to Miami's waterfront will greet the art world elite as they jet into town this week for the 12th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach: a $131 million art museum the city hopes will anchor its burgeoning cultural scene. "Our cultural ...
World's Largest Gingerbread House Rises in Texas (Video)
By AOL Real Estate Editors | Posted Dec 3rd 2013 4:50PM. 0 Comments. Updated Dec 4th 2013 4:25PM. Share Share on Tumblr submit to reddit. Like something out of a fairy tale -- a creepy, nightmare-inducing fairy tale about abandoned children and ...
SACRAMENTO - Two Stockton residents have been indicted on mortgage and ...
SACRAMENTO - Two Stockton residents have been indicted on mortgage and ...
This Company Wants to Bank on Real Estate
What's one company that just had a great quarter and rhymes with "willow"? Online real estate listing app Zillow reported record quarterly revenue, record agent acquisition, and a coveted spot on the main stage during Apple's iOS 7 presentation ...
Fred Sands won't quit real estate
The striving son of a New York cabby and small-business man, Sands built the largest independent residential real estate brokerage in California with 65 offices and 4,000 employees. Fred Sands Realtors and affiliated companies generated $9.4 billion a ...
Singapore real estate may be losing its shine
Demand for Singapore real estate will fall next year, according to a report from global accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, which said the market slipped four places in its 2014 ranking of property markets. According to PwC's Emerging Trends in ...
Britain To Charge CGT To Non-Resident Real Estate Owners
It also has the double advantage of bringing in fresh income into the Treasury's coffers while potentially putting an extra brake on the Prime Central London real estate market, which suffers from a dramatic shortage of affordable housing. However ...
Will This Real Estate Site Company Make a Move in 2014?
Despite a fantastic rise in home prices, new home construction and inventories are at multi-decade lows. If you add a per-capita factor to the statistics, it's one of the lowest points on record. At some point, there will be a surge in construction and ...
In Real Estate We Trust
Thirty years ago Judy Lynn-McDowell and her husband, Michael McDowell, who live in Northwest Woods, were advised by the trustees of Mr. McDowell's mother's estate to invest in a real estate investment trust, offered by Merrill Lynch. They purchased 35 ...
Home-Selling Secrets for Real Estate's Off-Season
It's been said that spring and early summer are the best times to sell your house. Competition among buyers can be fierce during these warm months and for whatever reason, the data has consistently shown that homes sell for more in spring and early ...
'House Hunters' episode to feature Jersey City couple, real-estate agent - The Star-Ledger
A real-estate agent born and raised in Jersey City helps a gay couple find a home on this side of the Hudson River in an episode of “House Hunters” scheduled to air tomorrow night. Katrina Rodriguez, an agent with Boutique Realty on Newark Avenue, said ...
Gilles Rais Joins the Exclusive Haute Living Real Estate Network
Gilles Rais, a prominent real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Previews in the Fort Lauderdale market, has joined the prestigious Haute Living Real Estate Network. Recognized for his market knowledge and negotiating skills, Rais assures that each ...