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.

Winter Is The Season To Be Selling, Claims Redfin Study



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The housing market doesn’t hibernate in the winter. Sellers who list and buyers who buy often find the winter season the most advantageous time to make a move in real estate, according to a new study by the real estate brokerage Redfin.

Houston Named as the Market to Watch in Commercial Real Estate Boom



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According to a report recently released by the Urban Land Institute and Price Waterhouse Cooper, Houston leads the country in terms of markets to watch for the coming year.

Jacque Stanley Named as Executive Vice President of ORRA



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The Orlando Regional Realtor Association recently announced it had appointed Jacque Stanley as the association’s executive vice president. Jacque Stanley has been employed by ORRA for a long time and most recently served as its chief operating officer.

Boring Makes the Best Investment



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There are many ways to invest in real estate. Some are inherently higher risk or more time consuming than others. For instance, a seaside vacation rental requires a thorough cleaning between every rental. Flipping houses requires a large cash investment and carries a high risk that you won’t make the big profit you planned on. […]

FAA Says No Ruling On Drones Until 2017



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Real estate pros who were hoping to use drones to capture aerial photos of their listings may have to wait a lot longer than previously thought.

Appraiser and Homeowner Valuation Gap Narrows



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The discrepancy between appraisers’ and home owners’ opinions of home values is narrowing. In November, appraisers valued homes 1.56 percent higher than home owners, according to Quicken Loans’ Home Price Perception Index.