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Real estate News 12/2015



Leading Indian Classifieds Site Quikr In Talks To Acquire Real-Estate Portal ...
Leading Indian Classifieds Site Quikr In Talks To Acquire Real-Estate Portal ...
13 secrets from real estate insiders
When a property turns hot — whether it's a beachfront property or downtown — it sizzles. Real estate agents and industry insiders know these and other secrets that often escape public notice. When it comes to buying and selling a property, you want ...
Real Estate's Top Producer Myth Revisited
It's been a while since I've written about the real estate industry's top producer myth. If you're a recent reader of this blog you can follow that link to the debunking of the myth. In short there is no magic dust in real estate and the only thing ...
Real estate startup looking for Boston digs after $8M funding round
Nestio, a New York-based real estate startup that provides an online leasing and marketing platform for residential landlords and brokers, has raised $8 million in Series A funding and is planning to open a Boston location. Trinity Ventures led the $8 ...
HBJ opens applications for the 2016 Residential Real Estate Awards
It's that time of year again: the Houston Business Journal's Residential Real Estate Award application is now open. HBJ's Residential Real Estate Awards recognize the top producing individual agents and teams in the Houston area. These are the go ...
Acquire Real Estate Crowdfunds in Florida
Pompano Marketplace, Pompano Beach, Fla. Acquire Real Estate completes crowdfunding for Pompano Marketplace, a 238,000-square-foot retail property recently acquired by Katz Properties in Pompano Beach, Fla., having lured 15 accredited investors ...
Cancel state land tender of 'discriminatory' real estate company, minister asks AG
His request follows the massive public backlash over real estate company Bemuna, catering to the national-religious community, which released a promotional video on Monday for a new housing project in Carmei Gat intended for Israelis of Ashkenazi ...
Real Estate Roundup: Oregon's newest Fortune 500 member buys a Portland office
... the biggest public companies in the country, purchased a 43,250-square-foot office building at 2233 S.W. Jefferson St. in Portland for $3.9 million. Steve Macy of Macy Commercial Real Estate represented both Lithia and the property owner, Vista ...
IRS Trying To Make It Harder To Qualify As Real Estate Pro
The IRS bit off more than it could chew when it tried to claim that Roy Stanley did not qualify for real estate trade or business relief from the passive activity loss rules. The decision in his case has not attracted much attention, but advisers to ...
Foreign Investors Fuel Price Real Estate Trend
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — Foreign cash is fueling a new trend in North Texas Real Estate, according to real estate experts. They say unstable global investment options are too risky for investors. Thus, instead many are choosing to pour an excess amount ...
Want a Career in Real Estate? Don't Go to College.
Most real estate agents and investors have a college degree despite the lack of real estate as a focus. There is the option to major in marketing with a minor in real-estate investment, but those taking that route are few and far between. The reason ...
Real estate crowdfunding firm CityFunders offers investors variable returns of ...
Real estate crowdfunding firm CityFunders offers investors variable returns of ...
The Top 10 Real Estate Markets to Watch in 2016
And as 2015 winds down, we started to wonder: Where are the next red-hot places for real estate? In spite of the picture above, we don't actually have a crystal ball here (sadly), but we do have our chief economist, Jonathan Smoke. As part of the ...
By not downsizing, baby boomers help clog up the real estate pipeline
They rocked at Woodstock, marched in protest on campus, distrusted authority and then, as adults, took out mortgages and bought lots of real estate. But now, some economists say, baby boomers aren't selling their houses as earlier generations did ...
Even more astounding growth expected for Austin real estate market in 2016
1122 Gunter St 78702 East Austin house front 2015. A new report from Realtor.com predicts steady growth in Austin home sales. Courtesy of The Roman Lopez Real Estate Team. Austin real estate is already hot, and things are only getting hotter. According ...
Sen. Corker's relationship with real estate industry highlighted in voting record
CBL executives were Corker's “first and most generous donors,” as the complaint put it, when Corker filed to run for Congress in 2006. CBL is run by the Lebovitz family, whose members are also involved in several real estate trade groups. Stephen ...
How Crowdfunding Has Changed Real Estate Investing
Crowdfunding has become something of a buzzword among investors these days and it's been particularly well received in the real estate sector. Though it's still in its infancy, real estate crowdfunding is rapidly reshaping the way individuals find and ...
The week in real estate market reports
The latest batch of reports found that home sales are surging in Northern Manhattan and East Brooklyn, and more than 5,000 new residential units are in the pipeline for Lower Manhattan. Residential. Northern Manhattan and East Brooklyn sales growth: ...
Report: Charlotte craft-beer real-estate footprint ranks #1 for growth
In an October report titled “Craft Beer Pours into Commercial Real Estate,” Colliers looked at the growth of craft breweries in 29 markets and measured the industry's real estate footprint in those cities along with square footage growth rate in recent ...
Sen. Corker's real estate investments in question
Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) is in the spotlight for alleged insider trading after the Wall Street Journal started asking questions about his ties to a REIT and Yahoo published an article detailing his ties to other real estate companies. Per Yahoo: Bethany ...
St. Louis poised to become one of the hottest real estate spots in U.S.
ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – When some people think about real estate hot spots in the United States, they think about places in Florida, California and New York. Realtor.com is throwing conventional wisdom out the window with its list of real estate's hottest ...
Fundrise Lets Common Folk Invest in Posh Real Estate Ventures
Equity crowdfunding platforms will launch next year to let anyone play venture capitalist by investing in startups. Now a startup itself wants to let you get a taste of another asset class once available only to the better heeled among us: commercial ...
Real estate Q&A: Trim neighbor's tree branch, but carefully
Gary M. Singer is a Florida attorney and board-certified as an expert in real estate law by the Florida Bar. He is the chairperson of the Real Estate Section of the Broward County Bar Association and is an adjunct professor for the Nova Southeastern ...
What You Should Know About Community Banks Loaded With Commercial Real Estate ...
What You Should Know About Community Banks Loaded With Commercial Real Estate ...
AIG Dismisses Four Top Executives in its Real-Estate Group
The New York-based insurer is also letting go AIG Global Real Estate's chief counsel, its head of Americas and the real-estate group's head of Mexico investments, these people said. AIG also intends to scale back its Mexico investments and review other ...
International buyers drop $23.7B on Florida real estate, but not in Jacksonville
International buyers spent $23.7 billion on single-unit residential real estate this year but largely bypassed Jacksonville. The National Association of Realtors released a report that shows the Jacksonville-St. Augustine market with just 2 percent the ...
These Will Be the Hottest Real Estate Markets in 2016
Of course, there's only so much one can say about the national real estate market, because the dynamics in every market differ. Economists expect much more modest home price appreciation of roughly 3% or so next year. But certain markets will outpace ...
Are baby boomers causing shortage in real estate listings?
They rocked at Woodstock, marched in protest on campus, distrusted authority, and then as adults, took out mortgages and bought lots of real estate. But now, say some economists, baby boomers aren't selling their houses as earlier generations did ...
How To Play Billion-Dollar Real Estate Deals With Just $1000
The biggest innovation in real estate investing is a marriage between crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and real estate tycoons a la Donald Trump. Real estate crowdfunding websites like Realty Mogul and RealtyShares pool money from wannabe ...
What Real Estate Websites Can Teach Your Business About SEO & Social Media
Real Estate Mogul and Billionaire, Donald Trump says, “the image of success is important, but even more important is the ability to focus on solutions instead of on problems. That way, you'll never be thinking like a loser, and you probably won't look ...
The Media Was Wrong Again - This Time On Real Estate
Thankfully, I don't mind cleaning up the mess for my followers to better understand the true state of things, in this case for real estate. Where the media said the data showed a disappointing deterioration, I found the state of affairs was generally ...
Judge dismisses Raleigh real estate developer's motion for prison release
More than a year after a Raleigh real estate developer and former N.C. Central University student body president was sentenced for bilking investors out of nearly $12 million, a fourth circuit court judge has dismissed his motion to be released from ...
Florida's hottest real estate spot is… Fort Lauderdale?
The Echo Brickell duplex penthouse -- asking $41 million -- offers its own 30-foot lap pool. Photo: Courtesy of Echo Brickell. ➀ The rise of Miami's $25M+ penthouses. At One Thousand Museum, architect Zaha Hadid's 61-story creation in downtown Miami ...
Real estate: What you get for $279900
WILLIAMSON COUNTY. 216 Devrow Court, Franklin 37064. Year built: 1990. Square feet: 1,833. Description: This three-bedroom, 2½-bath home has been updated. Features include stainless appliances, granite countertops and a tile back splash in the ...
AIG layoffs hit insurer's real estate division
Insurance giant American International Group, or AIG, dismissed four senior members of its real estate business, including the division's chief executive, as part of a wave of layoffs with the goal of cutting costs. AIG Global Real Estate president and ...
Is this climate change real estate agent for real?
Higher Tides Realty is a dedicated climate change real estate agency that helps buyers ensure that their new homes won't be underwater in the future. By analyzing the terrain of areas behind coasts, it's possible to work out where the "new" coastline ...
Providence is “Top Real Estate Market to Watch in 2016”
Providence, Rhode Island is the top real estate market to watch in 2016, according to real estate website realtor.com. The site used past trends housing and economic data for the 100 largest markets in the country. Markets that had forecasted growth ...
What to know about Trump's real estate adviser with mob past
FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2008, file photo, construction workers gather across from the Trump Soho hotel-condominium where they were working in New York. Donald Trump tapped a man to be a senior business adviser to his real-estate empire even after the ...
Don't Lose Faith in Real Estate Because of Looming Rate Hike -- TIAA-CREF ...
Don't Lose Faith in Real Estate Because of Looming Rate Hike -- TIAA-CREF ...
No Need To Disrupt NYC's Real Estate Industry: "The System Works"
Today the Times reported on a new crop of smartphone apps seeking to "disrupt" the morass of lies with "concierges" and Tinder-esque interfaces, but the real estate industry smells another middleman at the trough. “I appreciate the ingenuity, but I ...
Fewer homes underwater as real estate prices rebound
Tampa, FL -- There's good news for homeowners who may have gotten caught in the real estate market crash. Prices -- according to the real estate site Zillow -- are rebounding, leaving fewer people underwater. That means for the first time in years, the ...
Are Baby Boomers Causing Shortage In Real-Estate Listings?
They rocked at Woodstock, marched in protest on campus, distrusted authority and then, as adults, took out mortgages and bought lots of real estate. But now, say some economists, baby boomers aren't selling their houses as earlier generations did ...
Demand for industrial real estate buds
Would-be members of Maryland's nascent medical marijuana industry have inundated brokers with calls about warehouses over the past year, many securing real estate with options payments or other deals, as they prepared to compete for the licenses to be ...
Real estate news
“We have a strong real estate community here in St. Augustine, and I'm looking forward to serving the Board and its membership as their president,” said DeLorenzo. No stranger to leadership, he has been president-elect for the past two years, and ...
Are baby boomers causing shortage in real-estate listings?
They rocked at Woodstock, marched in protest on campus, distrusted authority, and then as adults, took out mortgages and bought lots of real estate. But now, say some economists, baby boomers aren't selling their houses as earlier generations did ...
Real Estate Bubble: Canadian Housing Prices Could Crash 44%, Insider Says
Low oil prices have hammered Canadian housing prices, threatening to pop the country's much discussed real estate bubble, but according to one industry insider, you haven't seen anything yet. Over the past few years, Canada's housing market has truly ...
Don't Fall Victim to These 3 Real Estate Investing Myths
Rising home prices and historically low lending rates can mean only one thing: the real estate investor is back in full swing. According to John Burns Real Estate Consulting, the number of single-family homes being rented out has jumped 35% since 2006 ...
Real estate transactions, Dec. 6, 2015
Chavez Real Estate, Moline, to Peterson, Terry II, Rock Island; 121 W. 4th St., Milan, commercial building; $20,000. Village of Milan, Milan, to Peterson, Terry II, Rock Island; 119 W. 4th St., Milan, land/lot only, .032 acre; $2,500. Karn, Betty J ...
Man accused of real estate scam
The investor would be responsible for picking out a property for a “fix and flip” real estate deal. Terms of the deal called for a company called The Fresh Corp. to buy the property and renovate it. Once sold, the company would keep the original sale ...
Real Estate Roundup, Week of Dec. 6, 2015
Trevor Davis, CCIM of Trevor Davis Commercial Real Estate LLC, has announced the following 4 transactions at Middletown Business Park: New Tech Installation, 3171 square feet; State of Connecticut Department of Administrative Services, Department of ...