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Real estate News 09/2015



In Case You Missed It: August's Top Real Estate Stories
It all started in 1988, over the long New Year's weekend, when the actress Karen Allen, known for her roles in the "Raiders of the Lost Ark" movies, came up from New York City to go skiing in the Berkshires. “We were standing on the top of Butternut ...
Real estate agent launches contractor search service
A local real estate broker with four decades in the business has a new online venture aimed at building trust between homeowners and contractors. Woody Hogg, of Mechanicsville brokerage ERA Woody Hogg and Associates, has launched ...
Need to better manage your real estate brokerage? Try RealtyAPX
Need to better manage your real estate brokerage? Try RealtyAPX. It's hard to find a product that can handle all facets of real estate business management. Craig Rowe · [email protected] · hikeclimbsurf Sep 1, 2015. Have suggestions for products that you ...
Real estate startups eye Orlando home recovery
Out of the rubble of one of the nation's hardest-hit housing markets has emerged several real estate startups aimed at helping buyers sidestep mistakes. Among them, a deep-pocket global investment group has bankrolled a new spin on rent-to-own houses; ...
Real Estate Consumers Shed Light on the Listing Conundrum in Berkshire ...
Real Estate Consumers Shed Light on the Listing Conundrum in Berkshire ...
Real Estate Investment Marketing 3.0
The Internet dies allow you to achieve worldwide reach, but real estate is local, so you have another consideration when marketing and advertising online. Knowing how to better target your audience and reach the best prospects will deliver the best ...
5 Lessons From Commercial-Real-Estate Financing for Entrepreneurs Seeking Funding
Whereas an entrepreneur can pursue his or her company's funding needs in tiered phases (seed, series A, bridge rounds) over the course of the business lifecycle, a real-estate developer typically needs to secure all of the debt and/or equity capital ...
Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions
RECENT SALE. Photo. Credit Sam Hodgson for The New York Times. $2.9 MILLION. 920 Madison Street (between Howard Avenue and Broadway). Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. A local private investor has bought this 1930 four-story 10,400-square-foot ...
A new deal in DC, Montgomery real estate contracts
If you're buying or selling a house in the District or Montgomery County after Oct. 1, you'll be working under a new sales contract. For as long as I can remember, when writing contracts for the purchase of residential real estate, we used what is ...
Stocks crash to push more China cash into global real estate
Chinese are starting to "think money in the bank is not safe -- it won't gain any value if the renminbi is still devaluing," said David Ji of Knight Frank, an international real estate agency. "So people will look to real estate as a more solid ...
Stocks crash to push more China cash into global real estate
Chinese are starting to "think money in the bank is not safe -- it won't gain any value if the renminbi is still devaluing," said David Ji of Knight Frank, an international real estate agency. "So people will look to real estate as a more solid ...
Sears Canada Posts Profit on Real-Estate Sales
Sears Canada sold three Canadian properties in its latest quarter for proceeds of about C$130 million, which contributed to a second-quarter profit of C$13.5 million, or 13 Canadian cents a share. The gain on the real-estate transaction totaled C$67.2 ...
Real Estate's Martin Courtney Announces Solo Album Many Moons, Shares ...
Real Estate's Martin Courtney Announces Solo Album Many Moons, Shares ...
Heard on the Street: Rochester real estate run continues in August
Continuing the run of large real estate investment deals, two southwest Rochester commercial buildings sold for a combined $4 million in August. SQUARE DEAL: The 25-year-old building at 819 Apache Lane SW, which houses Rochester's south Baker ...
Beverly Hills' $1 Billion "Vineyard": The Bizarre Saga Behind L.A.'s Last Real ...
Beverly Hills' $1 Billion "Vineyard": The Bizarre Saga Behind L.A.'s Last Real ...
Knoxville's Cushman & Wakefield real estate firm becomes Avison Young
Cushman & Wakefield | Cornerstone, one of Knoxville's top commercial real estate firms, has agreed to affiliate with Toronto, Canada-based Avison Young, which also brings a name change. “What energizes us the most about this announcement is that we've ...
Real Estate Investors Aren't Just About Rentals
This article is for both the general public and real estate investors. Yes, the rental property investor does drive a huge market. Wholesalers and fix & flip investors both enjoy a major customer base in the rental property investor group. They do sell ...
NewHomesAgents.com to Showcase Top Real Estate Agents
NewHomesAgents.com believes that real estate is 'relationship-focused' and developing a successful relationship between buyer and agent will enhance the home buying experience for the buyer and generate more introductions, more sales and more ...
Inland Real Estate Advisors Debuts With New Platform
“Unlike many other commercial real estate firms that focus exclusively on brokerage and property management, Inland Advisors specializes in serving the needs of real estate experts, institutions and legal and financial advisors with a whole host of ...
Beige Book: Real estate activity up in all 12 districts
Residential real estate activity improved across the 12 Districts, with home sales and home prices increasing in every District, while construction activity was more mixed. Richmond and Kansas City indicated that sales of low- and medium-priced homes ...
Real estate player Brian Owendoff faces suit alleging side deals and vulgar ...
Real estate player Brian Owendoff faces suit alleging side deals and vulgar ...
Funeral for real estate exec Marshall Karr Thursday
Funeral services for Nashville real estate executive Marshall Karr will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at The Temple Congregation Ohabai Sholom on Harding Road. The managing partner and principal broker in Nashville-based Karr Commercial LLC died on ...
Hulbert: Residential Real Estate Thrives When Stocks Fall
It might seem counterintuitive, but residential real estate stands as a strong hedge against drops in the stock market, notes columnist Mark Hulbert in Barron's. "In 14 of the 15 previous U.S. equity bear markets, going back to 1956, the home-price ...
Real Estate Matters: When is time to fire your agent?
FORT MYERS Fla. – Finding just the right home to buy is a team sport, meaning there has to be good chemistry between the buyer and their real estate agent. But what if that chemistry no longer exists? When is the right time to fire your agent? Here to ...
Sphere Selects Trevelino/Keller to Guide Market Launch of Integrated Real ...
Sphere Selects Trevelino/Keller to Guide Market Launch of Integrated Real ...
LA's last real estate trophy?
The print edition of the Hollywood Reporter goes deep on the story of a coveted parcel of land on the ridge line above Beverly Hills that it calls "the last Los Angeles real estate trophy." At 157 acres, it has room to build several estates, and ...
GRESB 2015 Survey Points to Continued Improvement by Global Real Estate Sector
The Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) 2015 Survey results released Sept. 2 point to improved environmental performance by the global real estate industry. Results from the 2015 survey indicated that, in the last year, the global ...
8 ways Google is circling real estate
8 ways Google is circling real estate. Home services ads, mortgage tool and investments in real estate sites among search giant's projects. Teke Wiggin · [email protected] · tkwiggin Sep 3, 2015. Takeaways: Google recently launched home services ...
Real estate investment may be answer to decreasing net college costs
Student loan debt approaching is 1.2 trillion dollars and the 2015 graduating class has a larger amount of student debt than ever before — $35,051, according to a prior USA Today article . It's no surprise then that students — and their parents ...
Real Estate Agent Sentenced to Seven Years and Promoter Sentenced to Two Years ...
Real Estate Agent Sentenced to Seven Years and Promoter Sentenced to Two Years ...
Real estate: What you get for $219900
SUMNER COUNTY. 282 Indian Lake Road, Hendersonville 37075. Year built: 1972. Square feet: 1,861. Description: This four-bedroom, 2½-bath home has hardwood floors throughout. Features include a formal living room, an eat-in kitchen and a bonus ...
Why real estate needs Tesla-style buildings, used 'Uber-style'
While long-term trends affect all industries, they are particularly relevant for the real estate sector, where assets are long-lived and typically cannot be moved to another place. Buildings are sitting ducks, subject to changing urban form and ...
Want a European Real Estate Bargain? Head for Paris and Rome
Average home prices in Paris, Rome and Milan have fallen in the last year as economic recovery has yet to take hold, according to real estate broker CBRE. The average price of Paris pads was down 2.8% in the last year, CBRE data show. Homes in Rome ...
Should Real-Estate Developers Fix the Subway?
The real-estate business is numbers-driven, and if the spreadsheets don't show enough green, the developers will take their money to Vegas or Atlanta. So here's an offer that the state and city can make. You want an extra eight stories on your ...
Real Estate Notebook: The Pointe 100 townhomes opening in Boca
Michael and Wendy Ledwitz, of EDGE Real Estate Brokers, sold a $4.2 million home in The Polo Club of Boca Raton. The Ledwitzes said the sale price sets a record in the community, which stretches into the cities of Boca and Delray Beach. The buyer was ...
Ask a Real Estate Pro: Get landlord's written consent before making changes
A: Did your landlords agree in writing to credit or reimburse you for the money you spent improving the property? If not, I think you'll need to just chalk this up to an expensive lesson learned. I can't say it enough times: Make sure all dealings ...
Top of the List: Residential Real Estate Agencies
This week's list takes a look at the largest residential real estate agencies in the Triangle, ranked by the number of closed transaction sides in the area in 2014. This year's top 25 agencies had a collective total of a little more than 34,000 closed ...
Buffalo Niagara real estate sales set records in July
There's no mistaking the boom in Western New York's housing market. Home closings in Buffalo Niagara region in July rose more than 17 percent, while the average price jumped almost 9 percent. Meanwhile, the breakneck pace of fresh deal making ...
Howard Hanna Real Estate names new managers of Mentor, Madison offices
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services has named new managers for its Mentor and Madison offices. Lisa Foley-Spittler will be managing the Mentor office, while Sue Smith will manage the Madison office. Foley-Spittler grew up in the real estate business with ...
Investors love real estate funds – for now
Real estate investors are much happier with their returns than in past years but are also anxious over valuations, according to a new survey by research firm Preqin. In the survey, conducted among investors in private real estate funds, 90 percent of ...
What has Brevard learned since the real estate crash?
And at the heart of it was a sizzling real estate market, where the median sales price of a single-family home reached a whopping $248,700 that month, the highest it had ever been in Brevard. That was more than a 170 percent increase from five years ...
Anti-California stickers found on Portland real estate signs
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland's tight real estate market is leading to some resentment, especially in North Portland where it's tough to buy a house without a bidding war. It seems people moving here from California are getting the blame. Real estate ...
Looking for a Real Estate Bargain? Try Paris, Rome, and Milan
With the collapse of the Chinese stock market and the future uncertain for Chinese investment in real estate, eager buyers may look to some unlikely locales for bargains. “Average home prices in Paris, Rome, and Milan have fallen in the last year as ...
Real estate news, Sept. 5, 2015
Watson Realty St. Augustine Beach recently welcomed Tom Hall to its team. “I'm excited about the opportunity to serve as your real estate agent,” said Hall who is a St. Augustine native. After graduating from college, Hall served in the Army for 22 ...
Real estate market recap, Aug. 31-Sept. 4
Real estate market recap, Aug. 31-Sept. 4. The big news in real estate markets, recapped for your convenience. Inman · [email protected] InmanNews Sep 5, 2015. Check Inman every day for the daily version of this market roundup. // National Mortgage ...
Manitowoc County real estate transfers, Aug. 24-28
To determine the purchase price of the real estate, divide the transfer fee by 0.003. For example, a transfer fee of $250 would indicate a purchase price of $83,333. Real estate sold at a price of $100,000 would have a transfer fee of $300. Aug. 24 ...
Real estate transactions, Sept. 6, 2015
Dream Real Estate Investments, Moline, to Gehn, Erin E., Rock Island; 17 Berkshire Drive, Rock Island; $97,000. Rowe, Christine M., East Moline, to Gosa, Brandon, East Moline; 401 39th Ave., East Moline; $128,000. Snapp, Daya E., Momence, Ill., to ...
Portland residents put 'No Californians' stickers on local real estate signs
Several realtors in Portland, Oregon had a bit of a surprise when their "For Sale" signs received some unwelcome redecorating. Stickers have been popping up all over Portland real estate signage which feature the outline of the state of California ...
Marin luxury real estate market holding its own
Marin's luxury real estate market is holding steady with sales essentially unchanged from last year, held back by a dearth of homes on the market, experts said. Forty-eight homes valued at more than $4 million sold between Jan. 1 and Aug. 31, 2015 ...
Vermont real estate market on the rebound
The farther Kristina Choquette and her husband, Carl, drove up Burlington's North Avenue, the better she felt about buying a home. Past Hannaford and the Bagel Café and the other businesses on North Avenue, the Choquettes entered a neighborhood stuck ...