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Mortgage Rates At Lowest Point In A Month

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Applications Survey, average mortgage rates fell last week across all loan categories, including 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with both conforming and jumbo balances, loans backed by the Federa...

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How is technology changing the way we live?

Twenty or thirty years ago, it would have been almost impossible to imagine the kind of technology the average Australian has access to today. We have iPhones and smart TVs, GPS navigation and fitness watches – and now, the tech revolution is also ...

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Demand for UK housing on the rise

New data revealed that demand for British property was on the rise in June whilst supply of houses to buy was lacking behind. On average, the number of sales per estate agent branch increased from 10 in May to 11 in June, the figures from the Nationa...

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Not All is Fair in House Price Recovery News

While home prices across the US have generally recovered from the economic crisis, not every segment or market has recovered equitably. Some types of homes and some regions have fared far better than others. For an instance, homes at the lower end of...

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9 FSBO Pitfalls & the Lessons We Can Learn From Them

Whether you’ve lived in your home for a few months or a few decades, you probably think you know it best. But that doesn’t mean you’re the most qualified person for the job when the time comes to sell it. Many folks are tempted to take the For ...

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601 W 3rd St – Third + Shoal – Downtown Austin Office Space 78701

The following post is copyrighted by Austin Tenant Advisors – . Third + Shoal is a class A office building located in downtown Austin at 601 W 3rd St. The building is 29 stories high with a typical floor being between 22,239 and 39,530 RSF for ...

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Women Only Cuddles Party: Multitude of Benefits That Cuddling Brings in Kennewick

Women Only Cuddles Party will take place on August 19, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. The party will be held at 621 North Reed Street, Kennewick, WA. Women Only Cuddles Party | Embracing Cuddling’s Benefits Cuddling is a powerful gesture. It can bring abou...

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Inside Kushner Companies’ murky relationship with rent stabilization

Kushner Companies has not registered rent-stabilized units as required by the laws governing the 421a tax abatement. Source: The Real Deal...

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Where to Buy French Property if You Want Sunshine

As a basic rule, the South of France has fabulous sunshine practically year-round. Whether you want to live in the south or not, though, there are plenty of options for soaking up the sun on your new luxury property in France. Consider living in thes...

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The Inman Files: When real estate vs. tech hit rock bottom

Ten years ago, Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman went on “60 Minutes” (after feeding CBS the story) and slammed the real estate industry. During production, 60 Minutes filmed at Inman Connect New York, capturing a debate between outspoken realtor.c...

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Is Buying A Home Still An Affordable Choice?

These days, determining the affordability of buying a home isn’t such a simple calculation. There are always a lot of variables to consider – including prices, mortgage rates, wages, and local factors – but today’s housing market contains a n...

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U.S. Housing Inventory Hits a New Low… List Your House TODAY!

Every summer, families across the country decide if this will be the year they sell their current house and move into their dream home. Mortgage rates have hovered around 4% for all of 2017, forcing buyers off the fence and into the market, resulting...

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Win and close more buyers with an exclusive mortgage product

Real estate agents far and wide know financing challenges can make or break a deal, even if they have a preapproved buyer ready and willing to make a purchase … Source: inmannews...

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This Week in Healthcare Real Estate – 7.23.17

Healthcare Real Estate News Will Medical Office Continue to Support Rich Deals? As foreign investors, REITs and other institutional buyers rush to scoop up medical office building (MOB) space and develop urgent care and other ambulatory care faciliti...

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How to Build Rapport with Motivated Sellers

Today’s article is on how to build rapport with motivated sellers.  It’s funny how people worry and fret over this.  Whether it’s talking one-on-one to a motivated seller or speaking in front of a small group of people, the best piece of advi...

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Tech giants spend record amounts on lobbying under Trump

The tech industry is spending big in President Trump’s Washington. Source: money.cnn...

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East Baltimore Redevelopment Earns 2017 HUD Secretary Award for Historic Preservation

WASHINGTON – For years, dozens of historic rowhouses in an East Baltimore neighborhood sat vacant, boarded up and crumbling from neglect while nearby families were in need of affordable housing. Then, a $9.3 million redevelopment project rehabi...

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How Much Equity Does The Typical Homeowner Have?

Simply put, equity refers to the value of your home minus the amount of money you still owe on your mortgage. It is the factor that separates homeowners from renters and is among the greatest creators of wealth for average Americans. But how much equ...

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5 Rental Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Property in Top Shape

Taking care of your Philadelphia rental home is just as important as caring for the home you actually live in. Yet, time and again, property owners either fall behind on general maintenance of their rental properties, or expect their tenants to handl...

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Mounts Botanical Gardens – West Palm Beach

Mounts Botanical Gardens of Palm Beach County, 531 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415 is the oldest and largest civic botanical garden in the Palm Beaches. The beginning of the Garden traces back to the University of Florida’s Cooper...

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Theory Condos – condo living steps to U of T’s St. George campus

Theory Condos, Parallax Development Corporation’s newest development, will rise 30 storeys in a prime downtown Toronto location, steps to U of T’s St. George campus. Located on College Street where St. George turns into Beverley Street, in Toront...

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Apartment Construction at its Highest Level in 20 Years, with Denver, Nashville Joining NYC as 2017’s Hottest Rental Markets

We’d need 4.6 million new apartments by 2030 to meet demand for rental living and keep prices in check, per data from the National Multifamily Housing Council. That’s about 373K new units each year on average, a number that’s rather optimistic ...

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Chinese appetite for US real estate swells to $31.7 billion

Chinese bought a record $31.7 billion worth of US residential property between April 2016 and March 2017, a 16.1% increase from the preceding year.1 Despite capital controls being introduced by the Chinese government in late 2016, a latest report by ...

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A Sure Way to Convert Contacts to Listings

On average, people move every 10 years. When they are ready, you want to be top of mind so that you are the first person they call. How DO you stay top of mind? Stay in touch with past clients. It is estimated that 90 percent of business comes from j...

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Wag-The New Dog-Walking App Comes to Las Vegas

Wag-The New Dog-Walking App   Think Uber for dogs but instead of a a car and driver coming to your house to give you a ride, a dog walker comes to your house to walk you dog. This app originally launched in January 2015 and finally has come to s...

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HUD and Census Bureau Report New Residential Sales in June 2017

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for June 2017. Source:

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New Outlook Sees Housing Activity Slowing

At the start of the year, unusually warm winter weather across much of the country led to a boost in housing numbers. Most significantly, construction of new homes benefited from the opportunity to build in areas usually limited by snow and bitter co...

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Arizona’s Most Expensive ZIP Codes—Desert View- and ASU-Area Rents on the Heels of Downtown Phoenix

Highlights The most expensive ZIP code in Arizona is 85003 in the Central City/Encanto area of Phoenix with an average rent of $1,576 Only 6 Arizona ZIP codes top the $1,316 national average rent 85701 in Tucson is the most expensive ZIP code outside...

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The Heat Is On: A Response to Sam DeBord

I know, I know… another post about Redfin… that isn’t Part 2 which deals with the impact on parts of the industry that aren’t brokerages. But I’ve been busy, and still thinking through the impact on MLS, Associations, tech vendors, etc. In ...

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HUD Makes $2 Billion Available to Local Homeless Programs

WASHINGTON – In an effort to prevent and effectively end homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is making $2 billion available to support thousands of local homeless assistance programs nationwide. Funded throu...

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Strong Summerlin Master Planned Community New Home Sales

Strong Summerlin master planned community new home sales marked the first half of 2017 with Summerlin master planned community new home sales, topping last year’s numbers through June 2016 by 28 percent to earn the community the #7 spot on a list o...

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The biggest 2017 home décor trends so far

In celebration of reaching the middle of the year (already!) and starting the downhill race towards the summer months, here are the most popular 2017 home décor trends the year has seen so far: Go Goth The Goth look is in (again), but this time we...

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The Definitive Guide to Understanding Section 8

Created to help low-income, elderly, and disabled households afford decent, safe and sanitary private housing, the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP), commonly known as Section 8, provides a federally-funded subsidy to eligible families, paying fo...

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How Americans Spend Their Free Time, Part 2

Last week, we showed you how Americans spend their free time, as divided by different income groups. This week’s visualization is a continuation of that theme – it also comes from data scientist Henrik Lindberg, and it shows the peak times that A...

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Asia United Bank Foreclosed Properties for sale as of July 2017 (Includes subsidiaries)

This is an updated list of Asia United Bank (AUB) foreclosed properties for July 2017, which includes properties from AUB’s subsidiaries. The subsidiaries are Cavite United Rural Bank (CURB), Rural Bank of Angeles (RBA). RBA has a separate list of ...

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Redfin’s IPO & Brokerages

Rob Hahn has some follow up thoughts on Redfin’s coming IPO as it relates to brokerages that I’d highly recommend reading (if you care about such things as the future of brokerages). A few of my own thoughts… 1. In Seattle, I’ve heard two p...

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The Dark Side of the Internet

The term Dark Web is evocative. It conjures up images of hitmen, illegal drugs, and pedophilia. One imagines a place where the dark side of human nature flourishes away from the eyes – and laws – of society at large. Today’s infographic, from C...

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Phabulous Home of the Week: 705 S. Mildred Street in Bella Vista

Are you a Whole Foods junkie, Italian Market visiting, dessert loving, want-to-be resident of Philly? Well now is your chance! 705 S. Mildred Street is a charming Bella Vista home you’ll adore! At this location, you’re just off of the bu...

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One couple’s decision to buy a house in France

Wondering how other clients finally decide to make the move to France? Here is information from an interview I recently did with a couple who have recently moved to France to run a bed and breakfast business in Gers. 1. How long did it take to make t...

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2017 Home Design Trends With Staying Power

At the end of last year, our Zillow Digs design experts identified a handful of home decor trends we could expect to see in 2017, from jewel tones to built-in home bars. Now that we’re halfway through the year, we’ve asked top designers to share ...

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How local amenities can help your property let faster on the Costa Del Sol

The Costa del Sol, in the southern Spanish province of Andalusia, has long been popular with luxury property investors. A large part of this is due to its year-round good weather: with hot dry summers and warm winters, the area attracts visitors thro...

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Easy Realtors, Pushing Through, Nest County Fair | Note from Jim, October 2016

Archives of my subscription-only monthly notes. The blog is more searchable. Interested in not waiting a few months to read it? Learn more here.   For these posts, I don’t do much formatting/changing as I’m more concerned about simply having...

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Pending offer on Potomac Shores Resale Home in Dumfries Virginia

2440 Glouster Pointe Drive Dumfries Virginia 20026 is firmly in Contract pending closing. This home is located in the Cove Section of Potomac Shores. Great news,all inspections have been complete. Settlement will be at the end of June. Sellers are pl...

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Coles Crossing Cypress Neighborhood and Real Estate Guide

Coles Crossing Cypress Real Estate Guide Located in Cypress, one of Houston’s Best Suburbs, Coles Crossing is a master-planned community popular for its award-winning schools and great amenities. Located within one of Houston’s Top Rated Suburbs,...

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Panama City Beach Duplex sold by Jennifer Mackay in Grand Lagoon

Here is one of the latest Grand Lagoon Homes sold by Panama City Beach real estate Broker Associate Jennifer Mackay and the Panama City Realty Group in Panama City Beach Florida . This Grand Lagoon duplex is minutes to shopping, restaurants, medical...

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Phabulous Home of the Week: 5012 Schuyler Street in Germantown!

Beautiful Victorian home located on a quiet street in Germantown! Enter through the wrap around front porch and discover fabulous details throughout, including high ceilings, original hardwood flooring & wood details, and large windows for ample ...

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7 PRO Secrets for YOUR Next DIY Home Interior Paint Project! – Part 3 of 3

Use these simple painting tips and tricks from the PROS to make YOUR next “do it yourself” paint project faster and less messy – and ensure a fresh, modern look for your home. Today, discover 7 professional painter’s secrets that will make yo...

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Greenwich Luxury Sales up in May 2017 – The Greenwich Real Estate Market Report

by Mark Pruner 203-969-7900 (Click to download Word Version The idea that there has been a steady movement of people from Greenwich to avoid high Connecticut taxes, is not supported by our inventory n...

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Moderating REBNY Panel: New York, New York On The Global Stage

I’m looking forward to moderating a great REBNY panel for the Residential Brokerage Division Owners and Managers Breakfast on June 13th. Owners/Principals of Residential Brokerage Firms and Residential Managers can signup here. Source: Millersa...

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Real Estate SEO – How to Boost your Organic Ranking on Google

This is a guest post by Casey Abernathy, from our friends at CyberKazoo. He’s a website builder, tech trainer and IT project manager. The main goal of investing in a real estate website is to get more leads and close more deals. Sure, it can help i...

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12 Books to Read if You Want to Get Rich

Research shows that 88% of wealthy people devote at least 30 minutes a day to reading.  If it works for them, it could work for you. Below, we’ve rounded up 12 of our favorite books, from personal finance classics to new releases.  Here’s to a ...

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London’s Property Rates Continue to Grow More, Land Registry Unveils

London’s giant property price is the talk of the town these days, with every survey agency and property gurus claiming it to be the worst phase for potential local London home buyers. As buying property in London for Londoners themselves have turne...

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Ultimate Guide to Art Basel

Art Basel, one of the busiest times of the year and is also ranked as one of the top Art festivals in the country. Bringing in thousands of visitors every year from across the country and the world to the Miami area, Art Basel showcases some of the...

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