Real Estate Industry

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Trending blogs on Real Estate Industry
By Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor®
(Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA)
People always wonder whether it's the right time to place their home(s) on the active market. I guess it would depend on your reason for considering that option. There are many reasons for selling. Job relocation, avoid foreclosure, downsize, upgrade, end of relationship, death, and so on. In my mind, whatever the reason you decide, it is the right time. BUT, in this market of low inventory, high demand, and low-interest rates it may be easier to sell your home than buying another. Take that into consideration and be prepared to compete.  Thinking of Selling Your House? Now May be the Right Time   Inventory is arguably the biggest challenge for buyers in today’s housing market. There are simply more buyers actively looking for homes to purchase than there are sellers selling them, so th...
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By Alberto Pacheco, Experience and Trust
(Home Smart Evergreen Realty)
Some home buyers are moving away from cities to the suburbs. Click the link below to view the video
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By Hunter Paschall
(Consulting Group INC/ Short Sale Negotiation Company)
COVID-19 and the forced shutdowns in early 2020 brought the global economy to a standstill. This shift raises some Real Estate questions: WILL THIS LEAD TO A RECESSION? Back in 2019 the economists were predicting a recession for late 2020 or early 2021. We’ve enjoyed consistent economic growth since the 2008 Recession. The economy is cyclical by nature, so the next recession is always looming. HAS THE RECESSION ALREADY STARTED? Business closures due to COVID-19 have brought the economy to its knees. With employment uncertainties, people are reluctant to spend money which keeps currency from circulating through the economy. HOW DOES THIS AFFECT THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY? Distancing restrictions and buyer uncertainty will likely impact the housing market. Recessions can see an increase in ...
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By Lupe Soto-Realtor, Listing, Selling Burbank, San Fernando Valley LA
(Realty Connection Group)
(818)276-6882 Lupe Soto Realtor® DRE# 01380599 - LA CONSULTA ES GRATIS, LLAME PARA EXPLICARLE SUS OPCIONES Y COMO CALIFICAR. Regreso llamadas rapidamente, por favor deje su mensaje y con mucho gusto lo atendere.  Bienvenido a CASAS EN VENTA , CONDOS, TOWNHOMES & DUPLEX MULTIFAMILY en venta se vende bueno, bonito y barato, sirviendo a la comunicad hispana en LOS ANGELES, California, Burbank, San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, Palmdale, Lancaster y los Condados de Los Ángeles, San Bernardino, Orange County, Riverside County.   Mi oficina internacional esta ubicada en la ciudad de Los Ángeles CA, donde conecto a Compradores (Buyers) & Duenos de Casas (Sellers)  en la transaccion mas importante de su vida!  Gracias por su confianza, preferencia y recomendaciones.   SI GUSTA REVISAR ...
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By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
When buying or renting a home, many people focus more on the aesthetic of the building and the finishing, often not giving much thought to the roof. After all, if it’s there, it’s protecting the structure from weather conditions such as rain, hail, sleet, snow, and wind. Well, that’s not always the case. Sadly, many homeowners don’t pay as much attention to roof maintenance as they should. This lack of care can have dire consequences, which can include:  Leaks: This may seem obvious, but unattended, a small drip will continue to spread until it’s repaired. By this time, the water may have reached areas in the ceiling, which will cause damp or mold. Mold: Aside from being unsightly, mold can have adverse effects on your health, especially if you have a respiratory disorder.    Higher uti...
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By Stewart Penn - BRE# 01339266, Stewart Penn - Associate Broker
(Windermere Real Estate - Palm Springs)
SOLD for $112,000 - 290 E San Jose Rd #55, Palm Springs, CA 92264 2-Bed 2-Bath Condo in Resort-Like Complex - 2 Swimming Pools, 2 Spas and 10 Tennis Courts A great Vaction Rental Property!        For further information about this or other Condos For Sale in Palm Springs, contact Resident Area Specialist: Stewart Penn - Associate Broker - Windermere Real Estate - (760) 618-1822
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By Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate
 Imagine living in an area where you can enjoy picturesque views of gently rolling hills. Imagine being just a short drive away from a district rich in history and natural beauty, where you can enjoy the best of both country and urban living. If you love what you are imagining, buy a home near Historic Lewisburg. Nestled amid the Allegheny Mountains, this area offers more than just patented tourist attractions. It is where you come upon scenery you thought only existed in old language paintings.  About Historic Lewisburg Historic Lewisburg has been around for more than two centuries now. No wonder, you will find in this area a nice grid of 18th and 19th-century-old buildings and colonial homes occupied by natives for generations. Although many of the old buildings in the area have alrea...
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By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
by Patricia Feager, 6/3/18 To survive in the real estate business, you can't just have a license, be a secret agent, or pretend you're the best if you're not. Being a Broker or a Sales Agent means unless you sell, you don't get paid. A new agent, licensed by their State, has to be sponsored by a Broker. Many new licensees choose a Franchise because they want to be the best in the industry and because of the brand. The brand doesn't make you successful. You have to work hard to be successful. In this business, the only money guaranteed, is the money earned. That means, regardless of whether an agent has sales or not, they are still paying multiple fees to keep their license and stay in the business. This is true for all agents. Is Being the Best Really Being the Best? Like many who get s...
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By Helene Kelbaugh, REALTOR, Internet Marketing Specialist, eXp Realty
(eXp Realty)
Finding the right real estate brokerage to build your career is one of the most important decisions you will make. It is imperative you align yourself with a company that can provide you the best opportunity for success. Keller Williams Legacy Metropolitan is that company! We have grown to be the LARGEST real estate company in the world, ranked the #1 training company in the industry and voted one of the happiest places to work. We are here for you. *** What You Can Expect From Keller Williams *** The best training for new real estate agents, as well as seasoned professionals. (scripts/dialogues, prospecting techniques, online lead generation, business management, etc.) A proven business model that shows you exactly how to run your real estate business the right way. (No guessing or rei...
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By George W. Jordan, Owner/Broker, Red Soil Real Estate Inc.
(Red Soil Real Estate Inc.)
The above lighthouse is located in Prince Edward Island, Canada, and their function over the years has been invaluable to the many fishermen who relied so heavily on them; however today they are not relied on as much. Why? well, the technology now available in fishermen's boats are so advanced the need for lighthouses have become more a nice structure to look at when viewed next to sand dunes or entrance to scenic harbours, and as far as importance to the PEI Real Estate market, they are not in any great demand by purchasers.That's it for now...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On July 24, 2020, The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that the U.S. house price lower 0.1% in May of 2020 from April of 2020, but rose 4.9% from May of 2019, based on home sales values obtained from mortgages sold to or guaranteed by FNMA and Freddie Mac.Nationwide, among nine census South Atlantic Division were highest with an increase of 0.1%, and New England Division had lowest with a loss of 0.1% in May of 2020 from April of 2020; while the Mountain Division were the highest with jump of 6.3%, and New England Division was the lowest with an gain of 3.7% in May of 2020, from May of 2019.For complete more detailed information about the FHFA’s home price index for April of 2020, please click HERE
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By inboundREM Market Updates
Cost of LivingCost of Living is the various expenses an individual or family has to pay regularly in order to maintain a relatively good quality of life in a particular area. If you're planning to move into a new city, you'll want to make sure you check out the cost of living in that community to make sure your move is financially viable for you and your family. We've compiled the various cost of living factors in the three cities we service, which are Plymouth, Canton, and Livonia. If you need help finding a new home in these cities, please feel free to give us a call.Check out our original blog post at of Living Index in Plymouth, Canton, or LivoniaThe Cost of Living Index below includes the various factors affecting your overall Cost of Living in Plymouth...
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By Nick Good,
(The Good Home Team with eXp Realty)
Are you a new real estate agent that is considering joining eXp Realty?   Maybe you are an agent with Keller Williams and wondering if you should leave KW to join eXp Realty -- OR if you are a real estate agent that is yearning and wanting better training that you can quickly implement in your business to take more market share THIS is the video for you! Nick Good - eXp ICON Agent interviews new real estate agent, Bradley Crenshaw, and Bradley shares with us why he decided to join eXp Realty over Keller Williams and all the other brokerages.
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By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
It’s normal to push the snooze button once or twice in the morning, and you may dream of a day when you don’t have to go into work anymore, but there does come a point when these things are signs that you work in a toxic environment.Unfortunately, toxic workplaces aren’t as uncommon as we all hope. If you experience a toxic work environment, you may find yourself wanting to call in sick, or you may spend more time ruminating about work-related problems when you should be relaxing at the end of the day at home.The question is, how can you tell if the environment you’re working in is toxic, or if you’re just dealing with normal job irritations and disappointments?Discrimination Against You or OthersOne of the most obvious signs is discrimination. It doesn’t have to be directed at you eith...
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By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
 Buying a home is a big undertaking, and buyers should be careful about doing this alone. If you want to buy property in Vancouver, especially as a first-time buyer, it is recommended to find an experienced realtor in Vancouver who can help you achieve your goals. Brokers or real estate agents who help in the purchase process are a largely invaluable resource for the buyer. Often, brokers and realtors are paid by the property owner or management company, which means that the buyer incurs no costs.Therefore, finding the right agent to help you navigate the waters of Vancouver real estate is an important first step in the process of buying a property, and it’s importance should not be underestimated.Choosing the right realtor saves you time, effort, and a lot of trouble. Instead, the righ...
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By Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker
(Harry Norman, REALTORS® )
Address: 3071 Lenox Rd NE Atlanta, GA 30324Condo Type: Mid-riseArea: BuckheadThe Vanderbilt Buckhead Atlanta Condos: The Vanderbilt is a 3-story luxury mid-rise gated community located on Lenox Road in prestigious Buckhead. Built in 1987, The Vanderbilt features only 48 units in a well-maintained building with manicured landscaped grounds.The Vanderbilt offers two and three bedroom floor plans. Luxury amenities available include concierge, pool, clubroom, and fitness center. Interior finishes for the condominium units include hardwood floors, granite finishes, large walkout balconies, and stainless steel appliances.The Vanderbilt is located minutes away from Lenox Mall and Phipps Plaza. The central location of this luxury property affords you quick access to all that Buckhead, Downtown,...
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By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
Some observers are predicting that the pandemic could wipe out more global wealth than the Financial Crisis of 2008. Did You Know? MyOutDesk’s origin story is set during the last global financial crisis of 2008. Yes, that’s right — our business started during a recession to help businesses scale with virtual assistants during a recession! Our first client in 2008 went from five to seventeen VPs with a completely revamped organizational model in short order, and he told MyOutDesk, “Our virtual professionals have shaved $250,000 off our monthly overhead.”    MyOutDesk can save you up to 70% on employment cost Claim a free strategy consultation & downloads Banks have pulled back sharply on lending to U.S. consumers during the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis. The main reason: They can no longer...
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By Nibal Elsaadi
(SI Real Estate Tampa)
New Home Sales on the Rise Due to Pandemic New stats have come in via LinkedIn that shows an interesting real estate market trend. New home sales have jumped a whopping 55% since last year.   This is a HUGE increase! We are observing that more and more people are taking a preference towards less congested areas with their own living space. This is not only due to COVID and the lockdown, but many millennials have begun to settle down and have families. The mortgage rates also have increased buyer interest in homes of all types!   New construction homes are gaining more popularity as well for the following reasons:        There is limited inventory as many occupied resale homes have been pulled from the market due to Coronavirus. Sellers do not want showings in their homes while they are ...
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By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
If you want to learn how to count Baccarat cards, it is important to understand how to do so correctly. The number of cards in a suit tells you how many of the particular suits can be dealt with. By learning this rule, you will learn how to count the specific cards and not the total number of cards. This is the number that tells you how many cards have been dealt, and how many are left in the deck.Most people prefer to deal with the cards from left to right, then to count backward from left to right. If you are going to count cards without looking at them, the best way to begin is to count up from left to right. Look at the cards to your left. Now, count backward from left to right. It is much easier to see the cards to your left. So if you want to learn how to count Baccarat cards righ...
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By Brandon Patton, Desiganted Broker/Owner
(Real Estate Market Leaders)
Brandon Patton Tri-Cities Real Estate BrokerBrandon Patton with Tri-Cities Real Estate Market Leaders is offering the best Real Estate deals in town. If you are interested in saving thousands on fees when you list your Tri-Cities Home for Sale then working with Brandon Patton from Richland Washington can save you Thousands.  In the last few Real Estate Transactions that Brandon has completed, he offered a new program that allowed my clients to save thousands on fees. He decided to offer a 1% listings fee when he listed a friend's home for sale in Tri-Cities. List your Tri-Cities Home for Sale | 1% List FeeBrandon Patton only charged a 1% Listing to list their house for sale. This is cheaper than what most brokers would charge anyone to list a home for sale. The reason he offered such a ...
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