Mallorca fincas: A Europe investment focus



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News Hollywood actor Michael Douglas’ Mallorca finca (country estate) may demand as much as €50 million euro at a Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty sale, it speaks of at least one bull Mediterranean market. Spain’s Balearic Islands deserve a closer look for the coming New Year.

Subject to Deals – Answering Seller’s Questions



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When you make a subject to existing financing offer to purchase a home, it’s important to make sure the seller understands how this type of deal works. First, the seller needs to understand that his or her mortgage is going to remain in place but you’ll be taking over the payments. You’ll also be making […]

The Story of the Memphis Belle



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The B-17 from WWII known as the Memphis Belle is renowned for being the first heavy bomber to complete it’s 25 missions over war-torn Europe.

All Bets on Boomers as Millenials Struggle to Buy



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While younger people increasingly delay home ownership, baby boomers are stepping in to fill the void.

3 Social Media Missteps To Avoid At All Costs



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Social media offers the chance to interact with people, transfer value, and generate leads from platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube. Still, real estate professionals consistently make mistakes in their overall social media strategy

All Cash Sales Slowing Down in the US



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The total number of all cash sales in the United States accounted for 34.8% of home transactions in September this year, down from 37.2% a year earlier according to data from Core Logic. The percentages of all cash sales has consistently fallen each month since January last year, and September marked the 21st consecutive month […]

2015 Likely a Slow Year for Investors



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If you’re looking to get into the rental market, 2015 will be another solid year. If you’re looking to flip houses or make a significant profit from appreciation, 2015 may not be your year. While home prices continue to increase in value, they are doing so at a much slower rate than over the past […]

Latest Employment Figures Show Strongest Monthly Gains since January 2012



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The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released its November Employment Situation report which showed an increase in average monthly gains, and a new high for the recovery. Chris Muolo, a senior associate and economist with Auction.com analyzed the report and said “It appears Christmas has come early for commercial and residential real estate. November saw […]

8 Things American Homeowners Want



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The Demand Institute recently polled more than 10,000 households — both renters and home owners — across income levels to find their top unfulfilled housing needs and desires.

Booming San Francisco Commercial Real Estate Market Tops Manhattan



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Manhattan is still renowned for its high office rents, but San Francisco has quickly taken the lead. According to Main Street, the city by the bay has actually topped Manhattan in terms of the priciest city in the country in the residential sector.