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Real estate News 03/2015



'A very positive year': Winona-area real estate market, post-recession ...
'A very positive year': Winona-area real estate market, post-recession ...
Commercial Real Estate: A Foundation For Solid Returns In 2015
Hello, my name is Indraneel Karlekar and I'm a managing director with Principal Real Estate Investors. Going forward, I'll be contributing to The Principal Blog with posts with real estate-focused macro commentary and detailed insight into commercial ...
Several options are available for paying real estate commissions
As a home buyer or seller, do you really understand real estate commissions? Do you know how much a real estate agent who lists a house for sale typically gets? Equally important, how much the agent who brings you in as a buyer gets paid — in other ...
Real estate transactions for Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties, March ...
Real estate transactions for Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties, March ...
Agents need to know the 'sign' language
I suspect that many of you reading this are secretly pining to become a real estate agent, since you get such a pretty picture of what Realtors deal with to land those embarrassingly huge commission checks. The unceasing, uphill battle with sellers to ...
Erie County Real Estate Transactions
ALDEN. • 12171 Westwood Road, Dino Fudoli; Nicole Fudoli to Christine S. Krawczyk, $125,000. AMHERST Highest price: $860,000 Average price: $186,903 Median price: $130,825 Number of Sales: 18. • 2425 Sweet Home Road, Guy W. Gane Jr. to CF ...
Millennials expectations shifting real estate, home buying process
WASHINGTON — The Millennial generation, those born between 1980 and the late 1990s, are overtaking baby boomers buying the most homes. The real estate website Zillow predicts that Millennials will, for the first time, buy more homes this year than ...
Top real estate professionals honored
Photos by Kelsey Rees/Business Journal Attending the 2015 Commercial Real Estate Awards were, from left, Justin Cazana, Cushman Wakefield | Cornerstone and CCIM's Awards Committee chairman; Amy Nolan, Business Journal; honorees Maribel Koella ...
How Billionaires in London Use Secret Luxury Homes to Hide Assets
Real estate's role in laundering money is “not one we understand well enough by any stretch of the imagination,” said Donald Toon, director of the NCA's economic crime unit. “We're not saying that money laundering is endemic in the property market, but ...
Amazon, BuzzFeed lead NYC real estate growth
On the flip side, leasing by the financial firms that traditionally drive the Manhattan property market remained lackluster. "Unfortunately, the finance industry doesn't seem to be in growth mode [in terms of office leasing], and it looks like big ...
Deal Activity in China Property Services Sector Picks Up
SHANGHAI—Companies dealing in real estate are combining in China as the property downturn lingers and the emergence of Internet services upends the business. 58.com Inc. —the Chinese equivalent of Craigslist Inc., backed by Internet giant Tencent ...
Real Estate Notes: A Smart Investment Alternative
After three decades of working in different areas of the real estate business, including owning a number of rental properties, the three T's of landlording, tenants, toilets and trash, were wearing thin on Don DeMarco. The Silver Spring, Maryland-based ...
The Conundrum Retail Real Estate Faces With Terrorist Threats
WASHINGTON, DC—The commercial real estate industry has had some unpleasant reminders recently about the threat terrorism poses to the industry—and the difficult balancing act in which potential targets must be hardened, while at the same time still ...
New law requires deeds to show more information on real estate sales
A change in state law is making it easier to find out how much money is involved in big real estate deals. But for many who buy and sell those properties, it's not a welcome development. "This is a private property transfer," said Charles Trainor ...
Real estate transactions
Sales. Office. Platinum Worldwide Investments has purchased a 7,257-square-foot office building on 2.6 acres at 3930 FM 1960 in Humble from EJIM Enterprises. Brandon Jaehne with General Property & Services represented the buyer. Anne Vickery with ...
MIT Professional Education and Center for Real Estate announce new ...
MIT Professional Education and Center for Real Estate announce new ...
Rosetti Company adds fourth member to real estate team
Rossetti Company, a San Luis Obispo commercial real estate firm, is now a four-person team. The firm recently brought on John B. Hans, a real estate broker who has been in the business since 1986. Hans has leased or sold more than 10 million square ...
Seattle-area real estate leaders turn attention to investors from India
For years, real estate companies have targeted Chinese buyers, hiring Mandarin speakers for their Seattle-area offices and hosting events for Chinese investors. Now, these same companies see another group that is increasingly interested in the region's ...
How real estate agents can create market advantages using Zillow data
Opportunity, at times, cloaks itself in annoyance. Some real estate agents like to grumble about Zillow and their clients' propensity to take the Zestimate and other data points as gospel. However, a website with the level of access and data-gathering ...
Real-Estate Crowdfunding Set to Top $2.5 Billion This Year
Crowdfunding for real estate is already a billion-dollar industry, and it's expected to more than double this year. That may come as a surprise. When most people think about crowdfunding, they're likely to think of a group of friends pulling their ...
Dallas' Peloton Commercial Real Estate lands a high-profile principal
A former top officer with the Dallas-area's busiest development company has joined Peloton Commercial Real Estate. John Brownlee will be a new principal in Peloton's Dallas office. Brownlee was previously a senior vice president with KDC, the developer ...
Activists Blast Jeffrey Klein for His Ties to the Real Estate Industry
Tenant activists are taking aim at one Democratic state senator for his close ties to the city's real estate industry. Alliance for Tenant Power, a liberal pro-tenants organization, is planning a series of tweets and Facebook memes blasting State ...
Be clear, not clever, in your real estate Facebook ads
There are a lot of elements that go into setting up a real estate Facebook ad that will produce an astonishing return on investment. You have to target your audience, set your budget, use the right picture and write the ad! This can be a lot of work ...
Investment firm opens new Irving office; with plans to buy real estate
The details of Martin's strategy in North Texas were not immediately available Tuesday morning, but the company said it focuses on real estate ranging from $5 million to $30 million. The new office is at 222 W. Las Colinas Blvd. in Irving. Candace ...
Real Estate Transfers
These transfers were recorded with the Ottawa County Auditor's Office for the week of February 23-27, 2015. 7090 N. Meyers St., Allen Township, Harold D. and Patricia J. Hale to U.S. Bank, $30,000. 22615 Cedar Ave., Allen Township, Linda S. Shessler to ...
Placester powering real estate search for Cox newspapers
Real estate website provider Placester has partnered with Cox Media Group to power the digital real estate sections for eight of its properties, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Austin American-Statesman and the Palm Beach Post ...
Review: 'My City's Just Not That Into Me,' a Real Estate Series on FYI
The 10-episode series is “My City's Just Not That Into Me,” and the gimmick is that Courtney Poulos, described as a “real estate expert,” takes clients who are disenchanted with their current city and tries to find them one they'll like better. In the ...
Get Ready for Another Real Estate Bubble
Real estate prices increased again in January, with several states reaching new historic highs, leading experts to wonder whether another real estate bubble might be brewing. Nationwide, home prices rose by 5.7 percent in January compared to a year ago ...
3 'Ms' of building an indie real estate brokerage
My husband and I founded Lanier Property Group three years ago with the (admittedly audacious) vision of changing the real estate industry for both our agents and our clients. We wanted to build a place to work that was so awesome that it would make ...
Real Estate Matters | Adjust your fix-and-flip model for maximum profitability
My brother and I have six rental houses that are fully paid for with no liens. We started a limited liability company (LLC) and all of the rental properties are in the LLC. Each property generates about $1,000 per month in rent, or about $6,000 per ...
Former Credit Suisse execs are real estate's powerful financiers
While Credit Suisse, the Swiss bank and financial services company, suffered from a mass exodus after the crisis as well as mounting legal troubles, some of the most notable former executives are still making a significant mark on the real estate ...
Real Estate in Anguilla
The housing market on Anguilla, a British overseas territory attractive to North Americans seeking vacation homes, was slammed by the global real estate crisis of 2008, with home prices falling as much as 40 to 50 percent, according to some real estate ...
Google, Facebook, LinkedIn Want to Make Sure They Have Space to Grow
Some of Silicon Valley's biggest companies are on a real estate buying binge, paying premium prices to make sure they have enough space for future expansion. Facebook Inc. is the latest to dive in, agreeing last month to spend $395 million for Menlo ...
Top 5 Best Real Estate Investing Books
Real estate investing can be a prudent way to save for retirement, or just to generate a little extra income on the side. However, real estate investments carry some risk, and there are many pitfalls that an unexperienced investor can fall prey to. If ...
Yale University Endowment Cuts Real-Estate Target
The Yale University endowment cut the portion of assets intended for real-estate holdings for the third year in a row and said it has made “significant progress” reducing illiquidity in its $23.9 billion portfolio, according to a new report. The ...
Phoenix real-estate guru gets 4-year prison sentence
Phoenix real estate agent Tanya Marchiol was sentenced in federal court this week for helping drug dealers buy a house and for failing to pay income tax on $1.4 million earned between 2008 and 2010. The sentence was less than half of the nine-year ...
How I'm landing real estate sales with Instagram
For example, searching #realestate brought me to thousands of pictures of homes posted by Realtors. I would “like” and comment on these pictures to connect with other Realtors. Utilize hashtags: I utilized hashtags on all of my photos so that other ...
Triad commercial real estate market is 'healthy, tight'
Commercial real estate in the Triad is continuing its multiyear wakeup from the Great Recession, local industry leaders say, with several green — but also a few yellow — lights ahead. The markets for industrial, multifamily, office, and retail ...
Seattle real estate firm Redfin opens Honolulu office
"Redfin's modern approach to real estate will appeal to Hawaii residents," DeMello said in a statement. "We're ready for a website that shows all the homes for sale and the opportunity to work with agents who are paid based on client satisfaction ...
German Real Estate: Why Investors Are Buying It Now
Germany may soon compete with London on the international real estate arena. Analysts at global real estate advisor Knight Frank, found that ultra-high-net-worth investors are increasingly interested in cities such as Berlin and Munich, which have seen ...
Top 20 Most Affordable Latin American Cities for Real Estate: Which Is No. 1?
PANAMA CITY—This may be the best time in a decade to diversify into Latin America real estate, thanks to a strong U.S. dollar and a number of positive developments in key cities, according to a new survey. The survey of 20 top property markets in ...
Real Estate Executive Glenn Rufrano Leading the Pack to Become ARCP's New ...
Real Estate Executive Glenn Rufrano Leading the Pack to Become ARCP's New ...
Rags To Riches: Cyprus Emigrant Builds A Fortune In London Real Estate
Lazari, whose investment firm now owns about 2.64 million square feet of real estate, mostly office rentals, in London is worth $2 billion, enough for him to debut among 290 newcomers to the 2015 Forbes World's Billionaires list. The journey to riches ...
Crowdfunding Real Estate in France: Anaxago
In this context, real estate crowdfunding that enables French savers to participate in financing real estate development with as little as 1,000 or 2,000 euros is most welcome. We spoke with Joachim Dupont, President and co-founder of equity ...
American Real Estate Buyers Take Advantage of the Falling Euro
From 2010 to 2012, he managed a real-estate portfolio in the San Francisco Bay Area. Three years ago, believing that “the yield is no longer attractive” in U.S. single-family houses, he moved to Barcelona with his Spanish wife Nieves Prieto, a ...
How to Begin Investing in Real Estate
Institutional investors and their buckets of cash have dominated many markets for the past several years, according to real estate data cruncher CoreLogic. But at the end of 2014, cash sales declined to a national average of 36.1 percent, down from 38 ...
The 20 Richest Real Estate Tycoons On The 2015 Forbes Billionaires List
Despite a cooldown in many property markets over the past year, FORBES now counts more real estate billionaires than in the prior year. Twenty-three people join the FORBES Billionaires List in 2015 thanks to their real estate holdings, bringing the ...
A 'Goldilocks economy' for commercial real estate
More than five years since the official end of the Great Recession, this is shaping up to be a recovery for the ages — and for commercial real estate. Certainly this isn't what anyone would term a "dream" recovery. The U.S. recovery is outpacing the U ...
Nutter's 9.34% property tax increase will be a hard sell, say real estate experts
City property owners accepted the previous real estate tax increase but it's unfair to keep targeting that when there are other revenue sources that the mayor can explore for school funding, said Allan Domb, president of the Greater Philadelphia ...
4 ways to brand yourself to attract more real estate business
Keeping that in mind, the same feelings of loyalty that a consumer feels toward a company can be manifested in loyalty toward a person — like the consumer's doctor, lawyer … or real estate agent. That's why it's crucial as an agent to build a strong ...