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10 Modern Glass Houses No One Would Throw Stones At

Though living in a glass house certainly isn’t for everyone, many people who look forward to their dream modern home see a vision of endless glass that blurs the lines between indoors and outdoors. Check out these 10. 1908 Edwardian in San Francisc...

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Economist Says Housing Market Isn’t In A Bubble

If you’re thinking about buying a house any time soon, you’ve likely been wondering about home prices. There are a couple of good reasons for this. One is affordability. With mortgage rates low, prices are the natural place for buyers to focus th...

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More people are leaving London to live somewhere else

Since 2012, the number of people leaving the capital in order to start a new life somewhere else has risen by over 80% as more than 93,000 Londoners left the city to find their luck in other parts of the country. A new research was put together by Sa...

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Owners of troubled New Harbor Inn agree to give Costa Mesa first right of refusal as part of settlement

The owners of the New Harbor Inn have agreed to take steps to provide better safety and transparency measures in accordance with a recent settlement agreement with Costa Mesa. That includes giving the city the right of first refusal should they attem...

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Balboa Yacht Club team wins Governor’s Cup 2017 sail race

A Balboa Yacht Club youth sailing team took home the 51st Governor’s Cup over the weekend, ending a 37-year drought for the boating club. Team members Christophe Killian, Harrison Vandervort and Jack Martin beat out competitors from the Royal New ...

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Here’s what the $10M-$20M NYC investment sales market looked like last week

In the world of mid-market New York City investment sales last week, the Durst Organization picked up two East Harlem lots for $18 million and Bushberg Properties sold a Brooklyn development site for seven times what they paid for it. 1.) The Durst O...

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NYC home sales volume in Q2 up nearly 20% from last year

Home sales volume in the city reached a total of $13.4 billion in the second quarter of 2017, according to the Real Estate Board of New York’s quarterly report. The total value is a 19 percent increase from last year, Crain’s reported. The outer ...

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Did You Know?

NMLS Release 2017.2.1 – The NMLS Release 2017.2.1 has been targeted for July 24, 2017…. By: Ballard Spahr LLP Source: Jdsupra...

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LA retail pain is industrial’s gain

From the Los Angeles summer issue: Every day in Los Angeles, countless packages are placed on Angelenos’ doorsteps. Inside, there’s a new pair of shoes, an emergency supply of diapers or that night’s dinner, ingredients portioned out for easy p...

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5 Suggestions to Sell your Palm Beach County Home Fast

There are ways to expedite the sale of your Palm Beach County home, without sacrificing profit. Real estate markets vary drastically depending on where you live. If you are considering selling your home, it may be a good time. However, before you c...

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Luxury contracts dip below 20 for fourth consecutive week: Olshan

Luxury contracts lagged again last week, with the total asking price sales volume hitting just $122.6 million, according to the weekly report from Olshan Realty. A total of 16 contracts were signed in the period from July 17 through July 23. Out of t...

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How to ask your future boss for more money

You got the job! But the salary stinks. Sound familiar? Source: money.cnn...

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4 Timeless Real Estate Strategies

For more real estate strategies, visit Sell My House Fast Houston Offer Climb and Sell My House… 4 Timeless Real Estate Strategies was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine – For the well-informed real estate professional, the...

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3 Eyed Fish Presents Pound and Pour | Killer Workout Routines & Wine Session in Richland WA

3 Eyed Fish is pleased to present the Pound and Pour event on August 18, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. 3 Eyed Fish is located at 1970 Keene Road, Richland, WA. Workout Routines and Wine Drinking Affair Pound and Pour will feature an intense workout session. The...

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Paper Street Charity Bingo | Soroptimist International of Three Rivers Richland WA

The Paper Street Brewing Company is pleased to announce the Charity Bingo event which will take place on August 8, 2017, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The Paper Street Brewing Company is located at 701 The Parkway, Richland, WA. For more details, vi...

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Three Charlottesville Neighborhoods; Three Distinct Markets

“Is it a sellers’ market?” A potential client asked that question recently, specifically after we toured three neighborhoods in the immediate urban ring of Charlottesville. Each of the neighborhoods is in the County of Albemarle (meaning, C...

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What does a real estate agent do all day anyway?

From a consumer’s first thought about making a real estate move to actually taking the leap (whether that means right now, next month or three years from now), the agent is incubator, initiator, action-taker, coordinator, scheduler, personal concie...

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Perks of Getting a Free Background Check Online

As a landlord or property manager, you know the importance of running a background check on potential tenants. While running a background check often seems difficult and expensive, there are ways to make the process fairly simple. Source: VerticalRen...

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Vacation homes declining

According to the National Association of Realtors 2017… Read more by clicking the headline. Source: Dankrell – Real Estate News and Commentary...

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The week in industry hires and promotions: July 17-21, 2017

Who got hired or promoted this week? Here’s our weekly rundown, in chronological order … Source: inmannews...

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In search of donations: NASA’s famed Apollo Mission Control Center

Houston, we have a problem. Source: money.cnn...

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Agent Connect will tackle objections, marketing and more

The very best real estate agents make success look easy — but anybody who’s tried to do the job knows that it’s anything but … Source: inmannews...

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Opendoor takes aim at Florida, posts jobs in Orlando and Tampa

Opendoor, an “iBuyer” that makes quick offers on homes and can close in days, is gearing up to expand to Orlando and Tampa, Florida. The expansion will mean squaring off in new markets against competitor OfferPad and Zillow Instant Offe...

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Two top national coding schools close within days of each other

(TECH NEWS) Despite growing popularity of coding schools, recent closures are beginning to stir up questions regarding the sustainability of the business model. Source: American Genius...

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The Long Term Prognosis for Houston’s Healthcare Sector is still Favorable

Recent News out of the TMC are a Sign of the Times When most people associate an economic engine with the Houston economy, the energy industry is the first thing that comes to mind. Houston is without a doubt the “Energy Capital” of the world and...

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24 Examples of #RealtorIssues That Prove This Job Is Not for the Faint of Heart

To some, a career as a Realtor® may seem exciting and glamorous. And, yes, sure, it has those moments. But often behind the scenes agents are overcoming obstacles and navigating tricky terrain to make everything go smoothly for buyers and sellers. B...

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1702 Drewlaine Dr Vienna VA 22182 – Just Listed by The Belt Team & Open July 23

1702 Drewlaine Dr Vienna VA 22182 was JUST listed by The Belt Team! OPEN SUNDAY NOON-3PM. Here’s a sneak peek: Price and LOTS more photos of 1702 Drewlaine Dr Vienna VA 22182 Call Tom Hanton & The Belt Team at (703) 283-6418 to schedule a sh...

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84% of Americans Believe Buying a Home is a Good Financial Decision

According to the National Association of Realtors®’ 2017 National Housing Pulse Survey, 84% of Americans now believe that purchasing a home is a good financial decision. This is the highest percentage since 2007 – before the housing crisis. Thos...

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Millennials: ARMed and Ready

Adjustable-rate Mortgages: The New Millennial Trend? In a previous video blog, we discussed crucial differences and considerations when it comes to choosing an Adjustable-Rate-Mortgage (ARM) versus a fixed-rate mortgage. A recent article from The Wal...

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ERA Express Sell…

Looks like brokerages/franchises are going down the instant offers path in order to help their agents win more listings (as I guessed). ERA is joining the mix (Inman coverage here) that includes Zillow, Redfin, Opendoor, Easyknock, and OfferPad (and...

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Best Google+ Real Estate Articles July 2017

Real Estate articles can be a dime a dozen with all the content madness that is thrown at us each and every day. Sometimes, it … The post Best Google+ Real Estate Articles July 2017 appeared first on Massachusetts Real Estate News. Source: Mass...

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3 Tips to Succeed in Today’s Real Estate Market

In today’s highly competitive real estate market, where inventory levels are not keeping up with the constant stream of buyer demand, there are steps you can take to ensure you are most prepared for success when buying a home. The 3 tips we are goi...

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Pros and Cons of Multi-Family Investing in New York

Multi-Family investments are a wonderful way to create an additional income stream. As with any investment, there are pros and cons you should be aware of. In this blog post, we will review the pros and cons of multi-family investments. The more you...

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The Risk Management Module: How it can save valuers’ money, reputations and careers

In such a dynamic, emotive and challenging industry as the property market, and with ongoing pressure being put on valuers’ prices and time, it is vital all valuers undertake daily practises to mitigate their risk, not only to reduce the likelihood...

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When “The Check Is In The Mail” Extinguishes A Debtor’s Obligation

Most creditors likely assume that they have not been paid unless and until they receive checks from their debtors. In many cases that assumption may be correct, but in some cases it won’t be. Section 1476 of the California Civil Code provides…...

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Open House Saturday

Stop over at 81 Muirfield Drive in Eagles Pointe today (7/15/2017) between 12-3 Beautiful 3BR, 2BA home with Carolina room/den This very popular Delaware model has a large open floor plan with high ceilings, huge kitchen, and is very bright. It also ...

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Follow-Up to the Redfin Post-IPO Post: BooM!

I had planned on my second post about Redfin to be its potential impact on Associations, MLS and maybe tech vendors. But you know, this whole Redfin thing is sorta big news in certain circles — tech and finance journalists as an example — and the...

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What’s Included in My Monthly Mortgage Payment?

If you are interested in buying a home and you plan to finance your home with a mortgage or home loan, a monthly mortgage payment is likely in your future. For those who rented a home or apartment previously, the concept of making a monthly payment ...

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SF Capital Increases Patch of Land’s Debt Facility by $20 million

SF Capital Group has expanded Patch of Land’s senior debt credit size from $10 million to $30 million. The platform started a lending relationship with SF Capital in 2015 when the later ran a Series A funding round that raised $23.6 million. With t...

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Open House Sunday on Hilton Head

Dunes Real Estate has fantastic Open House for you this Sunday (7/8/2017) from 1-3pm …come on out and take a looknbsp;at this fantastic villa under $140k 10 Bridgetown Villas – HHIMLS 365452 3 Beds / 2.5 Baths / 1088 sqft Must see Complet...

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Vote for Your Favorite Homes of 2017 (So Far)

Each week we shine a spotlight on a home with unusual features, outstanding architecture or a spectacular locale. Take a look at the homes we’ve shared so far, and cast your vote for the best Houses of the Week. At the end of the year, we’ll crow...

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What to Do If Your Tenant Files for Bankruptcy

The thought of your Philadelphia tenant filing for bankruptcy no doubt brings to mind some very serious situations that you do not want to deal with. For example, if you have a tenant in your property that is claiming bankruptcy, how can you expect t...

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June 2017 Net Worth Update

  This is my official June 2017 Net Worth Update. Below are my actual numbers for ALL my investments and liabilities as of 07/01/2017. Detailed explanations and a quick summary can be found below. If you would like to see my previous months net ...

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The First Names Who Own the Most Valuable Homes, in Every State

What’s in a name? When it comes to home values: A lot. A Zillow Research analysis of more than 70 million property records showed that homeowners named Alison and Stuart own the most valuable homes across the country. Homeowners named Anne appe...

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4 Money Making Reasons Why YOU Should SELL Your Home BEFORE the End of 2017!

If you’ve been sitting on the fence about selling your home, it might just be the right time to jump off! According to Jonathan Smoke, chief economist of, “Nothing is bad for sellers today. Sellers have been in the driver’s seat f...

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House of the Week: Island Cabin With Northwest Charm

Sometimes bigger isn’t better. One woman in Washington state learned that the hard way. She spent years living large, trying to fill sizable homes – up to 6,000 square feet – with stuff. Living by herself, she says she found it wast...

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Hepburn, History and Hollywood Combine in Audrey’s Former Home

Celebrities often buy homes from their fellow A-listers. But even among homes with a rich celeb history, the Eva Gabor Estate is a standout. Built in 1938, the home boasts former residents including Frank Sinatra, Mia Farrow, and Audrey Hepburn. Pau...

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Your Lease Is Up? Here Are 3 Good Reasons to Renew

If you’re approaching the end of your lease, it’s easy to think of reasons to move – new neighborhood, change of scenery, different amenities. But there are many compelling reasons why staying put might be a better choice. Take thes...

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What We’re Reading: June 12-16

History, dirt, duality, home improvement, architecture, 2020 Olympics, fidget spinners, housing, and rankings. This is an interesting long read about the heavily cloaked development of the iPhone. Who could use this when showing their listings? With ...

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Designer Lookbook: Rebecca Van’t Hull’s Colorful Weekend Retreat

A room with a view is always inviting, but you can’t overlook its interior. That’s what one family learned after rebuilding a weekend getaway on the West Arm Bay of Minnesota’s Lake Minnetonka. They felt the new property lacked characte...

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Calgary Real Estate Market Update – June 9, 2017

The regular market update is usually posted the first week of the month, but I let things play out a few days longer this time. I was noticing a bit of a surge in new listings at the end of May and wanted to see if it was a blip or still continuing. ...

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The Essentials of Commercial Real Estate Sale and Purchase Agreements

A commercial real estate sales contract can be one page or one hundred pages. There are no rules, and every term, every word, is up for negotiation. Nonetheless, there are provisions that are typically included in most CRE purchase agreements, and un...

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Forest Park Home Sold by Jennifer Mackay in Panama City, FL 32405

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

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Best Google+ Real Estate Articles May 2017

The Best Real Estate Articles Found on Google Plus It is that time of the month again when we celebrate some of the top real … The post Best Google+ Real Estate Articles May 2017 appeared first on Massachusetts Real Estate News. Source: Massach...

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The Anti-Greenwich Tax Bill

A bill has been introduced in the Connecticut legislature which, if it is passed, will do great damage to the Greenwich housing market in a wide variety of price ranges. HB No. 7313 proposes to put a 19% surcharge on “income derived from investment...

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What is a mortgage pre-approval? Why do you need a mortgage preapproval?

Guest post by Tammie Redelback, Mortgage Advisor, MortgageLine Powered by Dominion Lending Centres   Thinking of buying a property, but don’t know where to start? One of the inital steps is to speak to your lender about your mortgage pre-appro...

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Just Listed – 221 Evanspark Gardens NW

Centrally located in Evanston within walking distance to schools, shopping and local parks, this modern and exceptionally cared for home is move in ready. The open concept main level with large windows, hardwood floors and great sight lines takes adv...

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Successful Property Managers Report Social Media Rocks

There has been much debate when it comes to the effectiveness of using social media to attract and retain residents. The topic has often yielded mixed results, especially from a marketing perspective. Culled from recent presentations at the “Multif...

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Should We Buy First or Sell First?

If you’re planning on selling your home in Palm Beach County and moving, either within the county, to another city or state, you might be toying with the idea of buying first or selling first and which makes the most sense. I deal with this typ...

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How to Attract Quality Tenants

Even when your communities are 100% occupied, as a property manager, you’re always looking for quality tenants. While it’s a challenge to attract tenants any time, finding those tenants and leasing apartments or homes in the first quarter of the ...

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The World Is Searching for Reliable Property Managers

Virtually every month I meet or hear of a rental income property owner who wants to expand their portfolio. They’re searching throughout the 50 states for deals that make sense to them. Of course finding a lucrative “cap rate” is a challenge i...

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Inflation, Low Rates, and Home Appreciation

The combination of inflation and low mortgage rates usually leads to much higher compounded rates of home appreciation.  For owners of property, high rates of inflation and appreciation are welcomed and appreciated.  For buyers or tenants, however,...

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Incredibly, The Appraisal Institute is taking chapter "excess cash" and charging them for the privilege

After last week’s post went viral: “Sadly, The Appraisal Institute is now working against its local chapters“, I thought I’d follow up with additional thoughts on AI National’s chapter money debacle. On November 18, 2016...

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Business School Career Panel

Where it all started, with a Lilly Pulitzer vintage dress that accents the bronze details of this building. This past week, I was invited to speak at a career panel for graduate and undergraduate students of The Zicklin School of Business at Baruch C...

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An Urban Exploration (Detroit Pt. 1)

  Having read, discussed and studied the story of Detroit over the years in grad school, taking the time to go and visit for myself had always been on my bucket list. Specifically, when you think of Detroit, you think of all the negative media ...

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