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Real estate News 01/2017



REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS
Markham Square Holdings LLC to 9801 West Markham LLC, 9801 W. Markham St, Little Rock, Lot D, West Markham Heights, $1,850,000. JWJ Investments LLC to BlueCoop LLC, 4949 W. Bethany Road, North Little Rock, L1, Jenkins Industrial Replat- ...
Montgomery County real estate briefs: Week of Jan. 1
She has also been recognized in Philadelphia Style Magazine and named to the Swanepoel Power 200, Inman News Most Influential and Real Estate Executive Magazine 100 Most Influential lists. Docktor was also a recipient of the 2014 Smart CEO Brava!, ...
The real estate agent's role - then and now
In the series, I tried to compare and contrast the real estate industry 25 years before, when my father was a broker, with the mid-1990s. As I have said before, I wrote my first real estate story in 1967, so I already would have been deep into it on my ...
January Real Estate Extra home of the month
January Real Estate Extra home of the month. JOY DRENNEN For The Globe Gazette; Updated 3 hrs ago; 0. Jan Home 1 master bed. Buy Now. CHRIS ZOELLER, The Globe Gazette. The 22-by-16-foot master bedroom has three windows on the west and ...
Real estate salesman: 'Las Vegas is having a last-call sale' for condos
A former art gallery owner in Atlanta, Uri Vaknin took up real estate sales after a client suggested he would be good at it. Now, he's a partner at KRE Capital, the real estate investment firm that purchased the Ogden high-rise and Juhl condominium ...
Republic of Georgia to Introduce Blockchain Platform for Real Estate Documents
The country of Georgia is set to introduce and implement a blockchain platform that will enable citizens to receive information about real estate digitally from documents stored on the distributed ledger. Announced last month by Georgia's Minister of ...
Celeb real estate in NJ: Who bought, who listed, who lost in 2016?
Celebrities, they're just like us -- losing a bundle when they bought during the real estate bubble! It had to sting for Ice-T and his wife Coco when their North Bergen townhouse, which they lavished with hundreds of thousands of dollars in renovations ...
Real Estate Database Ranks 2016 A Record Year
Phoenix closes out 2016 with total home values of just over $441 billion and total rents paid of $7.1 billion. That's according to year-end reports from Zillow.com, an online real estate database. The total value of U.S. housing stock grew by $1.6 ...
Penney's Plano campus sells for more than $400 million
The property is surrounded on two sides by the $3 billion Legacy West development — the largest real estate project currently underway in North Texas. The new owners have said they plan to sell and develop the land surrounding Penney's offices and ...
Chinese buyers grow savvier about U.S. real estate
As Chinese real estate investors become more familiar with the U.S. market, they are starting to look beyond New York City and Los Angeles. “Many more Chinese today have worked, studied or travelled to other countries than was the case five years ago,” ...
Tucson Real Estate: 54 of 265 Ventana Canyon condos sell for $4.9M
A piece of a Foothills condominium development has been bought by California investors for $4.9 million. The Greens at Ventana Canyon Condominiums was built in 1986 and the sale was for 54 of the project's 265 units. It sits on 11 acres at 5800 N. Kolb ...
Real Estate Trends Spell Trouble For Japan's Traditional Izakaya
It is party season in Japan. Japanese people don't celebrate Christmas, but they do celebrate the New Year, in a big way. Many people take a week's vacation, and as of the start of the year, the sales season also starts. In terms of real estate, the ...
Blockchain could jolt real estate and the title industry in 2017
In one test produced by a tech vendor and county recorder, sellers will send digital tokens to buyers to transfer proof of ownership. One title insurer believes "that blockchain will have a large effect on the title industry and on the real estate ...
Quebec's Hottest New Real Estate Listing Is An Entire Fake Village
Wannabe time travelers, start emptying your coffers: Canadiana Village, a massive fake 19th-century town, has gone up for sale. The village, located in Quebec, is 60 hectares of fields, trees, and ghost buildings, and is priced at $2.8 million, the CBC ...
Real estate's diversity problem
For both Hollywood and NYC real estate, January marks the self-congratulatory awards season, when the most talented and highest-paid stars come together to put on a feel-good, well-oiled show. But disruptions can happen. At last year's Academy Awards, ...
Our homes are worth $773 billion
The combined value of all Chicago-area residential real estate is still below its decade-ago peak, while several other top cities have recovered all they lost, according to a new report. Together, all homes in the Chicago area were worth $772.6 billion ...
The Top 12 Real Estate Stories of 2016
Ask anyone in the local commercial real estate industry. North Texas is one of the most exciting markets in the country. It has everything going for it: job growth, population growth, central location, and a business-friendly environment. That's why ...
Physicians Realty Trust made $1.3 billion in real estate purchases in 2016
Milwaukee-based Physicians Realty Trust, a health care real estate investment trust, spent about $1.3 billion in 2016 on purchasing real estate assets. The company disclosed today it completed 11 medical office facility purchases in the fourth quarter ...
Celebrity Real Estate Winners and Losers of 2016
Despite doom-and-gloom predictions of a softening market, high-end real estate — particularly in coveted celebrity-attracting locales — remained brisk throughout 2016 and, for many entertainment industry notables, extraordinarily lucrative. This ...
New rule in China may affect overseas real estate purchases
As reported by Reuters, China's foreign exchange regulator announced a new policy on January 1, 2017, that affects all individuals who are looking to buy overseas real estate. Chinese citizens will now have to fill out an application form stating the ...
Heritage Square condo owners suing real estate investor
Contractors clean gutters at Heritage Square condominiums in Athens on Tuesday. Owners of 10 condominiums are suing local real estate investor Fred Moorman, trying to stop him from forcing the sale of their properties. (Photo/ John Roark, Athens ...
Real estate queen goes Princess Leia for Christmas
CBRE's powerhouse tri-state chief executive, Mary Ann Tighe, sent out her usual family holiday card, but this year, it had an additional fantasy element that turned poignant. While the front of the card was a simple family photo with “Warmest Holiday ...
JANUARY REAL ESTATE
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Why Apartment Ocean could lead the real estate chat bot wave
Apartment Ocean's Chatbot installs with two lines of code, engages real estate leads and captures their information. Users will soon be able to customize questions for the bot. Agents should roll out as many website lead capture efficiencies as ...
How to invest in alternative assets — like real estate — in your IRA ...
How to invest in alternative assets — like real estate — in your IRA ...
State of Rockland County real estate - The Journal News
To kick off 2017, lohud reporters are assessing the state of critical issues on their beats. In this story, reporter Akiko Matsuda looks at the state of real estate and ...
Brazil Real Estate Is Now Cheap And Distressed
According to the Economic Research Institute, known locally by its acronym FIPE, real estate prices fell by at least half a percent in cities like Rio de Janeiro on a month-to-month basis. Twenty cities saw price declines at the end of the year, which ...
Investors hate real estate stocks — and that could be good news for the sector
Real estate, which was broken out of the financials at the end of the summer to create an 11th distinct sector, is the most underweighted sector by active managers, according to research from Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Not only is real estate the ...
Sears Gets $500 Million Loan, With Real Estate Deal in Mind
That's when it spun off 235 stores into a real estate investment trust -- a transaction that raised about $2.7 billion. Sears has continued to operate many of the stores through a leaseback arrangement, but it's also steadily reduced its footprint by ...
10 Hottest Real Estate Markets To Watch In 2017
There are lots of reasons to choose a place to put down roots. Maybe you've been transferred for work. Maybe you've always wanted to own real estate in Charleston, SC, and you've found a deal that's too good to pass up. Whether you're looking for an ...
The 'frenzy' for Manhattan real estate is over
The fourth quarter "showed a continued easing of conditions, capping off a year without the frenzy seen in the prior several," according to a report from the brokerage Douglas Elliman Real Estate. That frenzy involved home prices rising at a faster ...
Can real estate brokerages replace offices with Facebook?
Ross Hair is betting on it. The founder of two real estate marketing training programs, Hair recently launched Boco Realty, a virtual brokerage that will use Facebook's new business-communication platform, Workplace, as a substitute for a physical ...
CBRE gets Floored: Brokerage acquires real estate tech startup
UPDATED, Jan. 4, 5:00 p.m.: CBRE acquired real estate tech startup Floored for an undisclosed price, in a deal that expands the real estate services behemoth's technology division. Founded in 2012, Floored produces virtual, 3D office floor plans for ...
Huntington Beach real estate agent charged in New Year's Day double slaying
A real estate agent was charged with arson and murder Wednesday in connection with the slayings of two women and a house fire in Westminster on New Year's Day, according to court records. Christopher Ken Ireland, 37, faces two counts of murder and ...
The real estate agents selling $6 million NYC apartments via Snapchat
When New Yorker Dolly Meckler was visiting a friend's swanky apartment, she was so impressed with it she decided to film and broadcast it to her followers on Snapchat. She was surprised to be inundated with direct messages asking who the real estate ...
Charlotte real estate firms merge, plan to double in size within the year
The Lars Group has merged with Elrod Real Estate Experts, a division of Keller Williams Realty. The new company, based in Charlotte, plans to double within the next year. The merger was effective Dec. 14, the two companies said in a statement. The ...
These Startups Are Bringing Commercial Real Estate Into 2017
Just weeks ago, Hightower and VTS, software solutions that help real estate professionals and owners manage the sales and leasing of properties, announced a $300 million merger to combine both services under the name VTS. The company focuses on ...
United Group may settle real estate fund dispute - Times Union
The College Suites at Cortland, once owned by United Group, led to losses at a United Group investment fund. The College Suites at Cortland, once owned by ...
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Real-Estate Agents on Their Biggest Challenges (Including Snakes)
C.C. Wall, real-estate agent at Residential Properties, Providence, R.I.. I had a multifamily [rental] property that I was selling in Providence. It was a three-unit building, and one of the units was an S&M den, pretty much. It had taxidermy ...
Two local Weichert real estate franchises merge
Weichert, Realtors - New Colony, with offices in Columbia and Mount Airy, announced Thursday that it has merged with Weichert, Realtors - Property Concepts in Eldersburg. The company will continue operating under the Weichert, Realtors - New Colony ...
Real estate market strong, but moderating
The West Side real estate market remained strong in 2016 but showed signs of moderating, according to several industry professionals. The final quarter of the year saw an increase in the inventory of existing homes on the market, and interest rates ...
China's anti-money-laundering rules could burst Canada's real-estate bubble
China has adopted stringent new anti-money-laundering rules that will make it nearly impossible for small investors -- for example, middle-class families who pool their savings -- to get their money out of the country in order to buy condos in Canada's ...
Alexandria Real Estate Equities CIO Talks About the Outlook for Life Sciences Real Estate
Life sciences real estate is currently in that sweet spot of having strong occupancy and rental rates throughout the country, while also being just enough of a niche property type that overbuilding is nowhere close to a threat. Among the cities that ...
The biggest mistake you can make in real estate marketing
Rebecca Rose, the CEO and co-founder of digital storytelling platform Studeo, shares her tips on developing a sound real estate marketing strategy and her thoughts on the implications of artificial intelligence ... Show Comments Hide Comments ...
Here is one area of New York City real estate that's slowing down
Co-ops are not as popular in New York City as they were decades ago. By. AlessandraMalito. Reporter. It used to be that 85% of apartments in New York City were co-ops. But not any longer. City slickers aren't as willing to pay their higher monthly fees ...
Top real estate sales of 2016: LA's record year included two $100-million sales
Daren Metropoulos, the son of billionaire investor C. Dean Metropoulos and principal at the investment firm Metropoulos & Co., made real estate history in August with the purchase of the Playboy Mansion. The $100-million deal for Hugh Hefner's longtime ...
Orlando real estate can post some of 2017's hottest gains, reports ...
Orlando real estate can post some of 2017's hottest gains, reports ...
The Hottest Real Estate Neighborhood in L.A. Is ...
The Hottest Real Estate Neighborhood in L.A. Is ...
It's official: 2016 a record year in Louisville real estate
2016 is in the books and it was a record year in Louisville real estate. Both of our primary metrics — home sales and sale prices — increased over an already strong 2015. What makes this more astounding is that this performance was accomplished ...