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)
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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)
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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 )
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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 Jenna Dixon, Assoc Broker - Let's Talk Cobb County Real Estate
(DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate )
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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)
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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 Alan May, Evanston & Northshore of Chicago real estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
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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 George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
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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 St George Realtor Hurricane, Santa Clara, Washington, Bloomington, St George, St George Realtor, Luxury Real Estate
(Utah Luxury Realty)
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By Inzopa Inc
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The Best Mortgage Brokers in WashingtonWashington is a great state in the Northwestern United States! With over 7 million inhabitatants it is the 13th most populated state. Strangely, it is the only state named after a U.S. President. These are some of the top mortgage professionals in the state....
By Aaron Norris, MBA, APR, Hard money lending and real estate investments.
(The Norris Group Hard Money Lending)
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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...
By Dan Rochon, Short Sale Specialist - Team Serving Virginia, Maryland, and DC
(Dan and Traci & Consultants - Keller Williams Realty)
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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 Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
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Amanda & Jared, shared a post some time ago that still can be used today. There are many useful ideas that can & should be used to further help guide your next real estate transaction. Use these suggestions as a starting point and customize further to your own specific situation. Thanks for shari...
By Casey Joiner, Scenic Sotheby's International Realty
(Scenic Sotheby's International Realty
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              Sotheby’s Headline:  This estate is one of St. Martin’s most sought after properties. It sits on nearly 5 acres of coastline and has a ton of amazing features throughout. There are some incredible photos to view, and also be sure to check out the video! Listed by Sotheby’s Internat...
By Walter Whitehurst, Walter Whitehurst
(Home Search Real Estate)
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Events in Jacksonville Area for Memorial DayWith Jacksonville being home to Camp Lejeune, we are excited and active about this upcoming Memorial Day Weekend! There are so many different events to attend that everyone can find something that suits their interests. Events and Activities on the Crys...
By Aaron Norris, MBA, APR, Hard money lending and real estate investments.
(The Norris Group Hard Money Lending)
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Bruce Norris is joined again this week by Ward Hanigan. Ward is a full-time foreclosure specialist and trainer and is located in San Diego County. He brings you over 30 years of real estate experience with a degree in economics and a doctorate in law. He has worked in California’s foreclosure mar...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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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...
This article was originally published on the Home Value Leads blog.The 2015 Realtors Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo kicked off this week and one of the biggest announcements so far has been the rebranding on In front of over 2,000 REALTORS, Move CEO Ryan O’Hara released the firs...
By MarketingSoc 1
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 CE:  Fast Facts -Compliance, New Docs, Procedures & Updates  In this class you will gain an understanding of the recent changes and standards in the worldof real estate and finance. You’ll get an understanding of everything from Fannie Mae’s underwriting model for appraisals to the new Closing D...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Hartland WI Real Estate, 4/20/15-5/20/15, By Kristin Johnston, REMAX  By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center             Kristin Johnston Gives You The Real Estate Activity For Hartland, WI For the Last 30 Days: Real Estate In Waukesha Count...
By Evelyn Santiago, Managing Broker Heart Realty Group, Inc., Passionate About Real Estate & Our Clients!
(Heart Realty Group, Inc..)
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Perhaps they irritate me because they always ask what I consider  for lack of a better word, unoriginal question - "What Can I do for you? or How can I help you?"  - you set-up appointments for showings, I am not going to be ordering a pizza or asking for directions when I call.Wouldn't it be bet...