"Real Estate Market & Property News / Investment News"
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 23:04:29 EST
Buyers emboldened by the recovering economy take advantage of reduced price tags in Sin City's struggling luxury market.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:42:21 EST
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is selling two parcels of land in the Hudson Yards neighborhood, where a number of large projects are transforming the landscape and boosting land prices.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 23:37:56 EST
After decades of fretting about declining numbers of local manufacturers and designers, the Garment District is taking some comfort in new, nontraditional arrivals.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:48:11 EST
A contemporary home in Larchmont, designed by Edward Durell Stone in 1947 and in the same family for the last 45 years, is available to rent for $8,200 a month.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 18:41:53 EST
Plus, a New York townhouse asks $30 million; "Modern Family" home lists for $2.35 million; a high-tech California home goes on the market for $22 million.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 18:10:38 EST
Despite fears that stricter new regulations would curtail lending, wealthy borrowers haven't taken much of a hit
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 11:18:29 EST
Mortgage interest rates have stayed in a narrow, very affordable range all year.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:51:43 EST
The utilitarian device is getting a makeover, complete with themes and high-tech control panels
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 21:33:26 +0000
20-year veteran in technology and real estate sectors to lead company’s industry relations Zillow, Inc., a leading real estate and home-related marketplace, announced that Errol Samuelson will join the company in the new position of Chief Industry Development Officer to lead the company’s real estate industry relations strategy. He will [...]
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 09:44:32 EST
Political and financial turmoil in Turkey is threatening to snap a critical pillar of the government's economic policy: real-estate development.
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:48:00 EST
Turkey's currency is tumbling, investor confidence eroding and interest rates soaring amid a stalling economy, splashy corruption headlines and a volatile political situation. But hotel development is booming.
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 19:33:02 EST
The conversion of a long-shuttered office building into apartments for low-income senior citizens soon will start accepting residents, marking a milestone in the city's efforts to transform one of its poorest areas.
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 09:44:43 EST
New data from a global study of "ultra-high-net-worth individuals"—the top 0.01%—shows a stark rise in house prices in the most desirable parts of cities across the world.
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 06:06:42 EST
Rope-climbing walls, zip lines and even the occasional 'boulder scramble' are making backyard equipment more versatile
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 06:20:29 EST
In kitchens, coffee-making appliances are giving way to built-in machines that grind beans and dispense customized drinks.
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:50:05 EST
Many retail landlords in emerging-market countries have become experts in marketing, pricing, leasing and even public relations as they grapple with sharp currency devaluations or spikes in interest rates.
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 19:36:28 EST
The relocation of a one-mile strip of Interstate 195 has opened up its previous path to real-estate development in downtown Providence, R.I.
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 23:58:33 EST
This angular modern home with city views reflects the changing demographics in this growing tech hub.
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 18:37:32 EST
Nearly 783,000 homeowners who had mortgage rates reduced under the Home Affordable Modification Program will see their payments increase.
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 21:07:12 +0000
(MCT)—In the wake of the housing bubble’s collapse, FHA loans have taken on renewed importance for today’s mortgage borrowers. Simply stated, an FHA loan is a mortgage insured by the Federal Housing Administration, a government agency within the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Borrowers with FHA loans pay for mortgage insurance, [...]
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 18:44:15 EST
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Mon, 03 Mar 2014 06:44:24 EST
Despite rising home prices and climbing mortgage rates, it's still cheaper to buy a home than rent one in these 10 major cities, according to Trulia. Here's how much you'll save.
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 08:29:54 EST
When the new employment report comes out this Friday, one number alone will portend the future of the housing recovery. (Hint: It involves those pesky kids still living at home.)
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 21:14:45 +0000
Polar vortexes are freezing home sales in much of the nation this winter but the luxury segment is finding the temperature to be just perfect as both sales and price increases warm up million-dollar-plus markets from coast to coast. Recently, economists at the National Association of REALTORS® reported sales at the upper end—million plus—are rising [...]
Sun, 02 Mar 2014 18:07:47 +0000
Seniors are still the age group with the greatest homeownership rate, far exceeding the national rate for all age groups even into their eighties. According to a new report from Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), Americans age 50 and over are predominantly homeowners, and are less likely to rent until they hit their seventies. At [...]
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 10:29:26 EST
Entrepreneur Russell Simmons buys a five-bedroom Spanish Mediterranean in L.A. to be near his daughters
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:33:26 EST
An entrepreneur builds an ultramodern, James Bond-Meets-Asia edifice designed for large-scale entertaining.
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 07:43:45 EST
Professionals and the sellers they represent face off over tastes that could offend some; mom's painting of a topless woman in the living room.
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 10:37:14 EST
In New Orleans, the luxury real-estate market is bouncing back, boosted by homeowners who want to stay in the city; historic homes, prime locations for Mardi Gras.
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:51:38 EST
A London apartment that spans across three neighboring buildings asks about $46 million; a San Francisco house off "the crookedest street in the world" will list for $9.95 million.
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:03:21 EST
Three properties on the market in Florida and Arizona for baseball fans who don't want to miss a moment of spring training
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:46:58 EST
An improving economy and rising home values have helped reduce demand for mortgage modifications, but options still exist for borrowers of jumbo loans who might find themselves unable to make their monthly payments.
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:13:44 +0000
Last week, we looked at the effects of Facebook’s algorithm change that occurred late last year and its impact on Facebook Business Pages, and offered some tips on how to effectively increase one’s reach with the new system in place. This week, Homes.com presents tips for optimizing your Facebook Page with paid opportunities to extend [...]
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 21:07:17 +0000
Recently, a fellow mobility specialist asked us for our latest “horseback” estimate of annual international relocation volume. (As you may know, no definitive data on this seems to exist, so we practitioners compare notes and piece together various industry surveys and reports that yield some pieces of the global puzzle.) After sifting the latest [...]
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:28:54 EST
Home prices posted double digit gains last year, but the latest housing news has been bad.
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 23:17:28 +0000
A recently released market index shows significant improvement in the top 100 markets this month. Results show that 60 of the top 200 midsize markets have fully recovered their loss in home prices due to the housing bubble burst. These advancements bring the total markets with full recovery to 89 (30 percent), up two from [...]
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:28:10 EST
Your dream is nonstop travel; your spouse wants to stay put. You'd like to quit now; she's not ready. Learn about eight key retirement issues that can cause a rift, and how to get on the same page.
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 07:16:10 EST
In an exclusive excerpt from his upcoming shareholder letter, Warren Buffett looks back at a pair of real estate purchases and the lessons they offer for equity investors.
Sun, 23 Feb 2014 18:09:43 +0000
RISMedia has announced a final deadline extension for completing its 26th Annual Power Broker Survey. The survey deadline is now Friday, Feb. 28. If you have not completed the survey yet, please click here. Hundreds of brokers across the country—from large, franchise brands to regional players to local independent firms—have already completed the annual [...]
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 05:06:31 +0000
The United States experienced an influx of people from international locations in 2013, with more household goods moves made to the U.S in 2013 than moves from the U.S., according to the International Migration Study recently released by UniGroup Relocation. The U.K. is the top country of origin for moves to the U.S., as it [...]
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 14:38:43 EST
The media mogul and recent divorcée buys a big new bachelor pad.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:55:25 EST
Latest from the Housing Opportunity Index from the National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 21:07:26 +0000
In conjunction with the NAR’s MVP action and rewards program, realtor.com® is offering a way for you to get a Marketing Self-Assessment to see how your marketing efforts score—in just 5 minutes—by answering a few, key questions. This tool delves into how you get your brand out, how you evaluate lead sources, ideal response times [...]
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:25:23 +0000
Freddie Mac recently released its U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for February showing that despite the Federal Reserve’s taper activity, long-term rates have eased over the past month, providing a chance for some borrowers who are holding older mortgages an opportunity to refinance. “It appears mortgage rates may have given the market [...]
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 10:29:46 EST
Dynamic pricing is used to sell hotel rooms and airplane seats online. Now some landlords are using it to figure out how much rent to charge for apartments.
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 14:36:03 EST
The latest data suggest that the promised construction boom may not materialize.
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 21:41:09 +0000
The latest FNC Residential Price Index™ (RPI) shows U.S. home prices continue to rise. As of December, the RPI indicates the fastest year-over-year growth since the recovery began in early 2012. The index, constructed to gauge price movement among normal home sales exclusive of distressed properties, was up 0.3% in December—outperforming the overall [...]
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 21:08:26 +0000
Though experts predict investors will be buying fewer residential properties in 2014, they ended 2013 on a roll. The latest survey of REALTORS® by the research staff at the National Association of REALTORS® found that the investor market share topped 21 percent in December, about the same level as during the glory days of the [...]
Sun, 16 Feb 2014 21:08:04 +0000
Do you know some kids that are full of imaginative insights and love to get in front of a video camera? If so, you have a good chance to win some great prizes from American Home Shield®. AHS knows how complicated it can be to describe how household systems and appliances work. That’s why they’ve [...]
Sun, 16 Feb 2014 21:09:02 +0000
There is still time to be among the hundreds of U.S. brokerage firms that have already responded to RISMedia’s 26th Annual Power Broker Survey. RISMedia announced this morning that today’s original survey deadline has been extended until Monday, February 24. If you have not completed the survey yet, please click here. RISMedia’s Annual Power [...]
Sun, 16 Feb 2014 21:04:40 +0000
(MCT)—A few weeks back, a reader contacted me with a concern that the portable humidifier his daughter was running in a bedroom could contribute to a mold problem, although he had seen no evidence of one yet. In my household, we have run humidifiers in bedrooms because, for example, one son suffered from croup-like symptoms [...]
Sat, 15 Feb 2014 05:03:07 +0000
(MCT)—Folks in the housing biz love people who want to buy homes. And these days, many real estate and mortgage brokers feel especially fond of so-called rebound or boomerang buyers — people who lost a home to foreclosure, but are now ready to buy again. The chief attraction is strong motivation, says Kent Temple, broker/owner [...]
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 18:28:03 EST
You could honeymoon in Paris, Bora Bora or the Amalfi Coast, but these six romantic alternatives may be a lot more kind to your wallet.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 21:36:00 +0000
I learned a long time ago that success is neither magical nor mysterious; rather, it’s the perfect execution of the basic fundamentals. As we continue to coach the elite agents and teams of the world, we know there are fundamentals that work in every business, in every market, with every team. These critical must-do formulas [...]
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 07:20:14 EST
He was "Public Enemy Number One', with a penchant for violence. Now Al Capone's Miami Beach hideaway is for sale again for $8.5 million.
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 22:10:48 +0000
As winter blooms into spring, conferences and industry events pick up and stay strong until the fall. Industry events can either be small, intimate, and local, or they can be huge, international events. We’ve developed 6 tips to help you make the most of your industry trade shows and conferences. 1. Plan early. In order [...]
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 21:58:47 +0000
More Americans now believe it would be easy for them to get a mortgage, according to Fannie Mae’s January 2014 National Housing Survey results. Consumer attitudes regarding the ease of getting a mortgage climbed 2 percentage points to an all-time survey high of 52 percent, while those who think it would be difficult dropped 3 [...]
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 21:50:42 +0000
Home prices grew at the fastest pace in seven years in 2013. This is good news for property owners, both homeowners and landlords, as they witnessed, on average, a $32,000 gain in housing equity over the past two years. The equity increase is an immediate financial gain for many. For others, it marks only a [...]
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:13:32 EST
Ocwen Financial is not a household name. But it's one of the nation's largest owners of mortgage servicing rights. Regulators are worried about it getting too big.
Sun, 09 Feb 2014 18:07:29 +0000
Have you ever felt like you’re drowning in content? With so many news sources from TV, social media, email newsletters, RSS feeds and more, all often serving up the same information, you can’t help but to tune some of it out. You get into a groove of only opening your favorites, and skimming the headlines [...]
Sat, 08 Feb 2014 05:04:50 +0000
Strong demand for apartments will increase over the next several years, said panelists during a press conference at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas. And while multifamily construction continues to be strong, NAHB does expect the speed to decrease as sustainable levels are reached in 2015 [...]
Fri, 07 Feb 2014 09:36:24 EST
In cities dominated by highly paid tech workers, including San Francisco and Seattle, rents are climbing so fast that low- and middle-class residents can no longer afford to live there.
Fri, 07 Feb 2014 12:15:16 EST
For years, many older Americans who were short on cash turned to reverse mortgages to solve their money troubles -- only to find themselves deeper in debt or, worse, losing their homes.
Fri, 07 Feb 2014 16:08:28 EST
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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 05:01:58 +0000
In Q4 2013, Appreciation Slowed from Summer Peaks; Formerly Boiling Markets like Bay Area Reduced to a Simmer, According to Zillow Fourth Quarter Real Estate Market Reports • U.S. home values ended 2013 up 6.4 percent year-over-year, to a Zillow Home Value Index of $169,100. • National annual appreciation rate expected to slow to 4.8 [...]
Sun, 15 Dec 2013 18:05:42 +0000
“Videos will create competitive immunity for you and your team.” That was one of the remarks from Raj Qsar, broker and founder of The Boutique Real Estate Group in Orange County, Calif., during our Beta Broker Google+ Hangout on Monday. The hangout also included Jeff Gaffney, CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate III [...]
Sat, 23 Nov 2013 05:02:17 +0000
Regional Spotlight—Central Ohio home sales are on track to be the second highest year ever, despite the decrease in inventory according to the Columbus REALTORS® Multiple Listing System (MLS). So far, there have been 23,292 homes and condos sold this year between January 1 and October 31. The current record for the first ten months [...]
Wed, 20 Nov 2013 21:45:48 +0000
Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate, a leading high-end real estate brokerage with 20 offices in New Jersey, has announced it will open its first-ever Pennsylvania office in Washington Crossing. Located within historic Bucks County, at 1075-4 River Road, the office will open in the coming weeks and has been dubbed “The Crossings.” With the [...]
Sun, 10 Nov 2013 18:00:40 +0000
Buffini & Company, one of the world’s largest real estate training and coaching companies, recently announced that Dermot Buffini has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the company. In his new role, Buffini will provide strategic direction for the company’s revenue growth and global operations while leading a seasoned management [...]
Tue, 05 Nov 2013 11:10:09 EST
Calculate the return on your home and how it compares to returns on stocks, bonds and overall home prices.
Wed, 30 Oct 2013 21:02:50 +0000
Realtor.com®, operated by Move, Inc., has unveiled its Turnaround Towns Report for the third quarter of 2013, revealing that the Detroit, Santa Barbara, Calif. and Reno, Nev. markets are currently leading the nation in recovery. The proprietary algorithm used for the report evaluates acceleration in key housing indicators observed on realtor.com® [...]
Wed, 30 Oct 2013 20:53:21 +0000
(MCT)—Terrie Suit, Virginia’s first secretary of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security, will become chief executive officer of the Virginia Association of Realtors, a 29,000-member trade organization based in Henrico County. The association’s board of directors made the announcement Wednesday afternoon after a unanimous vote. The appointment [...]
Tue, 29 Oct 2013 20:32:42 +0000
With nearly a quarter century of experience in the real estate industry under his belt, real estate professional Dave Abdallah has gone from being a staunch skeptic of home warranties to one of the nation’s top selling advocates of the diverse protection plans. In fact, Abdallah, with CENTURY 21 Curran and Christie in Dearborn Heights, [...]
Sun, 27 Oct 2013 17:09:29 +0000
Nationally speaking, the real estate recovery has taken a firm hold, to the point of inventory shortages and bidding wars in many locations across the country. However, regional scenarios vary greatly, demonstrating unique market trends that must be tapped in order to fully capitalize on the real estate upswing. During RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange, [...]
Wed, 23 Oct 2013 20:37:14 +0000
Freddie Mac recently released its U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for October showing that the federal government shutdown, debt ceiling issues, and the slowing economy — including the severely depressed level of new home construction — are slowing the housing recovery heading into the fourth quarter of the year. “The housing [...]
Sun, 13 Oct 2013 17:05:37 +0000
The keys to success are self-definition, transparency, authenticity and accountability. – Simon Mainwaring I recently attended a Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate conference where that quote and the meaning behind accountability took on a whole new meaning for me. A word many of us tend to shy away from due to a perceived negative [...]
Sun, 13 Oct 2013 17:06:38 +0000
RISMedia is pleased to announce that NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young will be this year’s special celebrity guest speaker at the company’s annual Power Broker Reception & Dinner honoring the nation’s top 500 brokerage firms. The event will take place on Friday, November 8th in San Francisco during the annual NAR Convention and [...]
Tue, 08 Oct 2013 20:25:10 +0000
Revenue-generating trends, profitability success strategies to be discussed by top real estate execs Nov. 8th in San Francisco At RISMedia’s 18th Annual Power Broker Forum, real estate’s top executives and brokers will gather to exchange ideas and strategies for maximizing success in today’s recovering housing market. The Forum will take place [...]
Mon, 30 Sep 2013 20:46:35 +0000
The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of Realtors® and Jeff Barnett, NAR’s Liaison for Large Residential Firms Relations. Watch for this column each month, where we address broker issues, concerns and milestones. For most of us, it’s been a gratifying summer. Phones ringing…buyers bidding…inventory in growing [...]
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 20:00:41 +0000
The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) released this statement following the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) release of finalized amendments and clarifications to the comprehensive mortgage rules it released in January. “The CFPB has taken important measures to minimize the negative impact of new mortgage regulations [...]
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 20:04:55 +0000
NAR PULSE–Searching for ideas to give your business a jump? The upcoming Sales and Marketing Webinar Summit offered on Oct. 17 will teach you how to attract clients using video on your iPad, harness the power of photo marketing using Pinterest and Instagram, and become an automated and paperless real estate professional and much more! [...]
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 20:03:41 +0000
Rising inventory, slow-and-steady price increases signal healthier outlook in most markets Realtor.com®, a leader in online real estate operated by Move, Inc., has released the realtor.com® National Housing Trend Report for August 2013. As the year’s peak home-buying season comes to a close, key market indicators point to a shift in the dynamics [...]
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