Real Estate Industry

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Trending blogs on Real Estate Industry

By Susan Haughton, Helping you buy or sell your Alexandria home
(Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545)
Comments 115
A few weeks ago, I attended a wedding.  And at the table during dinner I was lucky enough to be seated next to a gentleman who was retired from the real estate business.  Although we disagreed about who would prevail in the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight later that evening, he left me with a piece of ...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 10
Realtor Magazine recently published an article titled A National Open Door Policy. The gist of the article suggests that real estate office throughout the country should promote an open-door policy that would allow real estate agents with other companies to use their public space for quick safety...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 6
Markets In A Minute For The Week Ending 5/22/15              We are all busy.  It is tough to keep on top of all the markets and how they are performing.   That is why, I always enjoy Mike's Markets In A Minute Updates.  Here is his latest one for the week ending 5/22/15.  I hope you all had a gr...
By Jenna Dixon, Assoc Broker - Let's Talk Cobb County Real Estate
(DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate )
Comments 34
Is there a disturbing trend among new construction agents, or is it just me?My two latest encounters with new home sales agents have been strange.  Both were licensed by the builder's brokerage (as in ABC Homes listed by ABC Homes Realty) and both "suggested" that my buyer offer a purchase price ...
By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Selling Daytona paradise for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
Comments 13
This gotta (screw proper English) be the longest short sale in history. Short sale since 2010. All because of a dynamite combination of Bank of America servicing an FHA loan, where the strict FHA guidelines meet the most incompetent people at Bank of America.From the first moment you hit the wall...
By Richard Weeks, Realtor, Associate Broker - Manager Business Devel
(Waller Group)
Comments 14
Subdivision List Price Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths 75 North $94,900 3 2 1 A0431 Hanny, Nelson $215,000 3 1 0 Falls The #2 $159,000 3 2 0 Falls The #2 $175,000 4 2 1 Guinn Morrison Surv $75,000 2 1 0 H T Chenoweth Surv $400,000 4 2 0 Henry Brantley Surv $69,900 2 1 0 Henry Brantley Surv $69,90...
By Richard Weeks, Realtor, Associate Broker - Manager Business Devel
(Waller Group)
Comments 4
City Subdivision List Price Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths Highland Park  A C Bookout $3,975,000 5 5 2 Highland Park  Highland Park $3,195,000 4 5 3 Highland Park  Highland Park $3,199,999 5 6 2 Highland Park  Highland Park $3,200,000 5 5 2 Highland Park  Highland Park $3,250,000 4 3 1 Highland ...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 19
When do you say 'Enough is Enough' for a buyer?Is it just your gut-feeling or the buyer is really wasting your time?What does Susan Haughton has to say about it? Read this re-blog! A few weeks ago, I attended a wedding.  And at the table during dinner I was lucky enough to be seated next to a gen...
By Olga Simoncelli, Broker/Owner Veritas Prime, Candlewood Lake Area
(Veritas Prime, LLC)
Comments 0
 Bridgewater, CT (Playground of Investment Bankers) Real Estate Sales and Prices Home Prices in Bridgewater, CT for June 2014 - May 2015 Real Estate market data for Bridgewater, CT proveded by Olga Simoncelli of Veritas Prime Real Estate. Bridgewater, CT sales and home prices: 35 homes sold in Br...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 11
Heritage Title Company...Serving Colorado for over 37 Years In Delta County, CO we are fortunate that we have only established title companies that have been in business for many, many years. This means that you can expect reliable service from knowledge closers and title researchers. Heritage Ti...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 4
Mukwonago Real Estate 4/22/15-5/22/15 Remax Mukwonago Realtor             Mukwonago Real Estate Report by Kristin Johnston, Buyer Agent   Kristin Johnston Gives You The Real Estate Activity For Mukwonago, WI For the Last 30 Days: Real Estate In Waukesha County, WI   My name is Kristin Johnston of...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 32
On April 30, 2015 the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Issued a press release on the "Final Rule on Minimum requirements for Appraisal Management Companies".   The ruling was Jointly released with five other Federal Agencies: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Board of Governors of th...
By Olga Simoncelli, Broker/Owner Veritas Prime, Candlewood Lake Area
(Veritas Prime, LLC)
Comments 2
  Home Price and Inventory Trends in New Milford, CT for May 2015 Real Estate market data for New Milford, CT provided by Olga Simoncelli, Broker/Owner of VERITAS PRIME Real Estate. New Milford, CT is located in Litchfield County. It borders on Fairfield County and shares the shores of the state’...
By Dan Rochon, Short Sale Specialist - Team Serving Virginia, Maryland, and DC
(Dan and Traci & Consultants - Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 2
13390 Spofford Rd #302, Herndon, VA 20171Beautiful 2 bedroom 2.5 bathroom 2 level condo! This home features 2 master suites with tons of storage, Stainless Steel appliances, Fresh paint and new carpets. Enjoy all that McNair Farms has to offer... Pools, tennis courts and parks. This home is a com...
By Nora Sims, helping folks like you since 1978!
(Northern Shadows Realty, Inc.)
Comments 1
World class view west Sedona home. Hear no traffic. See no traffic. Details of Offering: 3263 Calle Del Montana, Sedona, AZ 86336 Offered for sale at: $1,199,000. MLS# 503730 Four Bedrooms--four baths, 4367+- Sq.ft. of living space   For personal attention to your needs call Nora 928-300-5508   ...
By Wendy Rich-Soto San Pedro Realtor & Greater LA Area Expert!, "Because IT IS all about YOU!"
(Keller Williams Realty, LA Harbor)
Comments 3
  SAN PEDRO CA INVENTORY SHORTAGE CREATES PROBLEMS FOR HOME BUYERS   Not too long ago, buyers weren’t ready to buy.  Even one year ago, you almost had to twist a buyers arm to help them understand what a fantastic climate it was in the housing market for them.  It was a “Buyers’ Market!”  Now, I ...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
Comments 14
...But I'm very particular!  This was the description I was given from a potential buyer and I can respect that! Purchasing a home is an investment of a lifetime, a serious commitment and I expect no less than that. My duties to you will be: Utmost loyalty Reasonable care Confidentiality Disclosu...
By Alan May, Evanston & Northshore of Chicago real estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
Comments 8
A number of sellers have asked me, recently, about Capital Gains taxes when they sell their homes.  This is a common question from sellers who've been in their homes for a long time.Generally, I refer them back to their tax professional... but I do pass along the general rules, as I know them... ...
By St George Realtor Hurricane, Santa Clara, Washington, Bloomington, St George, St George Realtor, Luxury Real Estate
(Utah Luxury Realty)
Comments 0
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By Aaron Norris, MBA, APR, Hard money lending and real estate investments.
(The Norris Group Hard Money Lending)
Comments 0
Click here for this week's Norris Group Real Estate Headline Roundup video For more information about The Norris Group's California hard money loans or our California Trust Deed investments, visit the website or call our office at 951-780-5856 for more information. For upcoming California real e...