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Real estate News 01/2015 (Page 5)



Utah's 2014 real estate market by the numbers
Real estate agents, according to the National Association of Realtors, sell about 90 percent of all the homes sold in this country. That leaves 10 percent of homes, actually slightly less than that, selling by owner and nearly half of those sales were ...
Should real estate be part of your portfolio?
What's the best way to hold commercial real estate in a retirement portfolio? For many investors, the answer seems to be "not at all." The reason is that real estate investments have burned people in the past and that stocks get more attention. That's ...
Woodbury, Cottage Grove miles apart - in real estate terms
"The Woodbury address is worth it to a lot of people," said John Tschida, a Coldwell Banker agent specializing in Woodbury and Cottage Grove real estate. "I think it makes Cottage Grove look like a bargain." At the request of the Pioneer Press ...
Don't Let Oil Distract You From This Potentially Epic Real Estate Collapse
Based on estimates from economists, as reported by The Wall Street Journal in June, China nets anywhere from 16% to 25% of its GDP from real estate investments and real-estate-related services, such as construction. By comparison, the National ...
Biz Briefs: Real estate team, insurance rep recognized
•Andrea Alf and Dennis Biggar, both of Beiser Realty, LLC, a non-franchised company based in Winneconne, have recently been awarded by nationally recognized real estate information network, RealTrends, as being one of the Top Real Estate Agent ...
Real estate deeds
Charles L. and Donna M. Mancil to David L. and Nancy L. Hove, 728 S. River Drive, Princeton, $143,000. Robyn N. and Barry L. Waldron to Kenneth A. Valenca Jr. and Christine Valenca, 214 S. 3rd St., LeClaire, $155,000. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co ...
Nicklaus: Kroenke loves real estate, and that's the one thing St. Louis isn't ...
Nicklaus: Kroenke loves real estate, and that's the one thing St. Louis isn't ...
Crowdfunding real estate taking hold in Colorado
Crowdfunding, better known for backing aspiring artists and budding entrepreneurs, is gaining traction in real estate, both nationally and along Colorado's Front Range. It's not Kickstarter — for now, minimum investments for qualified, relatively ...
Real Estate Briefs
The donations were made in honor of the commercial real estate firm's full-time staff members, who were each invited to select a charity to receive $1,000 through the Employee Directed Giving program. Cummings Properties operations counsel Nadine ...
8 surprising real-estate tips
That's the advice of Spencer Rascoff, CEO of Zillow.com, who collected statistics from his site's database of 110 million homes to find trends in real-estate pricing. Along with Zillow economist Stan Humphries, he has written “The New Rules of Real ...
Agree's winning real estate formula: Acquire, diversify
Under Joey Agree's direction, Agree Realty Corp. has nearly tripled its retail portfolio size and more than doubled its enterprise value in the past five years, making the Bloomfield Hills-based publicly traded real estate investment trust a more ...
When buying Real Estate, “Cultural Experience” is the Key to close the Perfect ...
When buying Real Estate, “Cultural Experience” is the Key to close the Perfect ...
Why the housing market fell to Earth
Last year, the median price for a home sold was $436,500, real-estate tracker CoreLogic DataQuick reports. At the same time, sales slowed 10 percent to 38,383 transactions, the first decline since 2011. The drop came across home categories, including ...
Albany real estate agency gets new name
Originally a company called Brookfield Real Estate and Relocation acquired Prudential Real Estate two years ago. About a year later, Buffet came into the picture, seeking to break into real estate, and Berkshire Hathaway then acquired the Prudential ...
Swiss Offices Get Riskier as Franc Surges: Real Estate
“There's a decoupling of the commercial real estate market from the occupier market,” said Fredy Hasenmaile, head of property research at Credit Suisse Group AG (CSGN) in Zurich. “Prices keep going up and we expect vacancies to rise further in the next ...
How Real Estate Can Boost Your Income in Retirement
High demand over the past year for the traditionally lofty yields on real estate investment trusts—the trusts are required to pay out 90% of their profits—has led to spectacular returns. Among the most popular REIT funds, for example, iShares Real ...
What real estate can learn from consumer brands that 'get it'
Between the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, state and local regulations, can you honestly tell me that how you transact a brokerage deal, mortgage, or settlement is significantly different from your ...
Drones could get expanded role in real estate
Currently, commercial use for drones — including real estate marketing — is prohibited unless an exception is issued by the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA); recreational or hobby use is allowed under certain conditions, the most notable of which is ...
How To Buy Into UAE's Futuristic Real Estate Market
Barring the purchase of an actual piece of property, there's really only one way into the United Arab Emirates real estate market. And that's via Princeton, New Jersey, starting from the offices of Blackrock Investment Management, owners of the iShares ...
A fresh look at advances in real estate technology
The Federal Aviation Administration has granted a drone permit to a real estate company in Arizona. (Kenneth K. Lam, Baltimore Sun). In a cloud about real estate technology? Check out these latest tools and apps. The housing world was famously slow to ...
The real estate war zone: Part 1
Never before have there been such huge companies and innovators wanting to take control of the real estate industry. Until recently, the standard top five franchises were engaged in yearly posturing, trying to get you excited about the latest ...
Housefax will extend offerings to real estate professionals
Information is currency in the real estate industry, and real estate technology company Clareity Security is betting on a company that's stuffed to the gills with data. Clareity has made a mid-six-figure investment in Housefax, a service launched ...
Bonita Springs lands new real estate office, agents
Bonita Springs' and Estero's real estate boom has brought another real estate company to town. Century 21 Sunbelt Realty opened its first Bonita Springs office this month. About 18 real estate agents are working at the company's new office at 27241 Bay ...
Amid low oil, who's moving forward with Houston's big real estate deals?
The sudden and swift plunge in oil prices is causing some developers and investors to rethink the timing of the local real estate projects they had planned to move forward when oil was $100 a barrel. In Sunday's Business section, we'll update readers ...
High-end apartments dominate Pittsburgh region's r...
High-end apartments dominate Pittsburgh region's r...
The real estate war zone: Part 2
Using the same broker-centric model that has only created 8 percent of real estate portal use will just create a giant, boring machine, and it will continue to flounder. If realtor.com increases brokers' advertising fees too quickly or demonstrates any ...
O'Brien Premier Properties: Wilton's newest real estate company
Mr. O'Brien said it's important that real estate customers understand the flexibility offered by small brokerages that national companies may not be able to match. At a large real estate company, things like commission, contract lengths, and marketing ...
Successful African American Real Estate Mogul Inches Closer To Billionaire Status
Don Peebles is already one of the most successful African American CEOs in the country, but his recent building spree has put him one step closer to becoming a billionaire. Forbes now estimates that his net worth is more than $700 million – and with ...
Harrison Street raises its biggest fund yet
The firm is active acquiring and selling real estate in markets around the U.S. About a year ago, it paid $33.4 million for a medical office building in Elgin. Late last year, meanwhile, Harrison Street agreed to sell 26 self-storage properties around ...
Chinese Real-Estate Firm Looks West—to California
A Chinese real-estate firm known for its big investments at home is casting its net much farther afield, becoming one of the most aggressive property buyers in California. China Oceanwide Holdings Group Co. and its chairman, Lu Zhiqiang, have poured ...
New HSF Affiliates CEO talks local, national projections for residential real ...
New HSF Affiliates CEO talks local, national projections for residential real ...
Asian real estate buyers: First they want to meet the mayor
"Asians, for some reason, love to buy real estate. It's in their blood. They want to own something," said one of the brokers, Sophia Wong, who works at the Kidder Mathews brokerage. She and a Kidder colleague, Holly Yang, are capitalizing on Asians ...
'Boomerang buyers' could help real estate market
Jeff Tumbarello, director of the Southwest Florida Real Estate Investment Association and owner-broker of North Fort Myers-based Steelbridge Realty, said he's already seeing some buyers succeed in buying houses after they fixed their credit from past ...
Real Estate Matters | For sale by owner may not mean more money for the seller
I would like to try to sell my home by owner for about three weeks before listing it with a real estate agent. I did have good experiences selling this way for my last two home sales. Do you have an article/book to recommend I should read, especially ...
Investors See Benefit in Using IRAs for Real Estate
Real estate wasn't always an option. Ever since they were created with the passage of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), IRAs have been self-directed, because the investor always had the ability to direct the custodian of the ...
Slippery Situation: Oil's Potential Impact on Real Estate
While it's certainly good news for the majority of consumers, the sliding cost of oil and gas could gum up the works for some real estate owners and investors. With crude oil prices hovering around $50 a barrel since the beginning of the year, industry ...
RealtyShares Now Lets Investors Put Money Into Individual Real Estate Markets
About a year ago, RealtyShares launched as a new way for investors to put small amounts of money into real estate projects, kind of like a “LendingClub for Real Estate.” Now the company is launching a way for them to focus on investing in specific ...
Woman charged with stealing $10k from real estate client
SAN ANTONIO - A 41-year-old woman is accused of stealing more than $10,000 from a man who hired her to help him buy a home. The man told San Antonio police that he first began doing business with Cynthia Ortiz, who he believed was a licensed real ...
In Big Apple Real Estate, the 1% Has Money To Burn
If Your Mama has said it once, we've said it 52,000 times: The rich, and the superrich in particular, operate at a profoundly profligate level of consumption that's difficult for financial mortals to comprehend. As we revealed last week, music industry ...
Zillow And 'The New Rules Of Real Estate'
Zillow is a groundbreaking, data-driven real estate website that was created to shine a light on a traditionally opaque industry. Since it was founded in 2005, it has become the most heavily trafficked real estate website in the world, and has changed ...
10 hottest neighborhoods for real estate? None in LA, report says
That's according to online real estate brokerage Redfin, which every year calculates the “hottest” U.S. neighborhoods for real estate activity. The website says it compiles the list based on the number of page views, favorites and Redfin “Hot Homes” in ...
5 common real estate social media myths
Social media plays a huge part in today's society. Whether it's for personal or professional use, social media cannot be avoided. There are many reasons why social media can be a game changer for real estate professionals. Social media allows real ...
Stayton real-estate office undergoes rosy transition
Hendricks used the app to illustrate a key point as his former Prudential Real Estate business, which has a half dozen western Oregon offices, recently transitioned to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Professionals. “The real change for us ...
Blackstone Profit Declines on Real Estate Investments
While Blackstone said economic net income from private equity nearly doubled, the firm reported declines in its real estate business, which is its biggest segment, and its credit business, which it said was hampered by a challenging market in the ...
House of Cards: A DC Real Estate Column - The Intercept
The median net worth of the current Congress is slightly north of $1 million, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, and that surely understates their wealth because it's based on financial disclosure forms that don't require the listing of ...
What did that house sell for? Real estate in the Tiers
Real estate transactions are public records obtained by the Star-Gazette from the deeds on file in the county clerks' offices. Real estate agencies do not provide the information. CHEMUNG COUNTY. CITY OF ELMIRA. Frank J. Barbieri and Carla M. Barbieri, ...
Last of the Rental Brokers: Travel Agents of Real Estate Press on in ...
Last of the Rental Brokers: Travel Agents of Real Estate Press on in ...
2015 Southwest Florida Real Estate Outlook Conference
29, 2015 during the 15th Annual Southwest Florida Real Estate Outlook Conference at the Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers, Fla. Experts came to discuss the commercial real estate in Florida’s current and projected real estate market, the latest ...
More people make claims against real estate scam suspect
The mother of five said Ortiz -- who has no valid real estate license -- acted as an agent, helping her to rent-to-own a home on the South Side that is owned by another party. She said Ortiz knew all the right things to say to ease any suspicions she ...
As Silver departs, no clear winners for real estate, tenants
Sheldon Silver's impending resignation as Assembly speaker reframes virtually every issue important to the real estate industry and to advocates of affordable housing—Mayor Bill de Blasio among them. It adds even more uncertainty to the looming ...