Archives for March 2011

Cities Start to Feel Real Estate Slump as Taxes Slide



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Irish Banks Must Find $18.4 billion to Pay Real Estate Debt



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SBA Program to Help Refinance Commercial Real Estate



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Settlement May Force Banks to Allow Short Sales



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Tampa Bay A Big Pull For Foreign Investment



Real estate purchases in Tampa Bay have more than doubled in the last year, as foreign buyers look for new bargains beyond their traditional Miami hunting ground. An influx of investment from overseas has propped up the market so far this year, and commercial seems to be leading the way to a positive 2011.

Simon Fashion Now: One Good Way to Add Property Value



In news from Indianapolis, Simon Property Group, Inc. is bringing high-energy runway fashion to shoppers across the US with Simon Fashion Now. This free celebratory event, from the nation’s largest developer of high quality retail space, comes to premier shopping centers from Houston to Indianapolis.

13% of US Homes Are vacant: Are The Figures Misleading?



With so many foreclosure houses sitting around empty these days, housing markets across the country are faltering as property values and sales prices continue to drop. But are the 13% of US homes now vacant misleading us into a false sense of insecurity?

Scammers Keeping Brooklyn Real Estate Crime Unit Busy



The scourge of real estate crime has become so prevalent in Brooklyn these days that even a former city council official has been scammed, according to the district attorney for Brooklyn.

Why So Many Low Appraisals?



More than 10% of realtors in the U.S. have said they’ve had sales called off because the appraisal was lower than the buyer’s agreed prices, claims a National Association of Realtors survey in January.

New Rule Allows Foreign Investors Residency in Qatar



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