Archives for April 2011

Gaylord Resorts Team Up With Dreamworks And Shrek!



A luxury hotel resort chain in Florida is launching a new initiative to try and get more guests in the door, teaming up with Dreamworks Studios as it makes its entry into the movie business.

Why You Need a Home Inspector You Can Trust



A home inspection is essential before buying any property, regardless of what kind of state it’s in. it could be old or new, doesn’t really matter. You need to have a property inspection first. Think of it as a medical for your home. People always have regular checkups by their GP, and your home shouldn’t be any different.

Real Estate Investment Spoils Are Shared



As anyone with any experience on Wall Street will attest, whenever someone wins big, there’s always somebody else who misses out and is left counting their losses. And it seems that, despite the somewhat unfounded belief that housing investments are always seen as a safe bet, according to a new survey at least, the same can be said of real estate investments as well.

Realtor.com Announces iPad App for Real Estate



Today Move, Inc. released the official Realtor.com iPad app, providing real estate listings and search capabilities.  The app allows iPad users to harness the power of Realtor.com’s searching system, accessing the “largest and most accurate collection” of real estate property listings online. The iPad app is only the next in a long line of Realtor.com […]

Top Performing CB Richard Ellis Producers Earn Promotion



CB Richard Ellis today announced the promotion of two of their most prominent executives –Mr Steven K. Greenbush and Mr. David J. Block, in recognition of their outstanding achievements in the firm’s Westchester/Fairfield office.

Pebblebrook to Acquire Mondrian Los Angeles Hotel



Morgans Hotel Group Co. has revealed its plans to sell the Mondrian Los Angeles to Pebblebrook Hotel Trust for $137 million.  The Mondrian Los Angeles is a luxury, 237-room, 12-story hotel in West Hollywood.  Pebblebrook plans to fund the purchase with available cash and hopes to close some time during the second quarter of this […]

New Pennsylvania Law Aimed at Fighting Blight



A new law in Pennsylvania is aimed at taking action against owners of blighted buildings.  The state legislature signed the Neighborhood Blight Reclamation and Revitalization Act into law on October 27, 2010, and it officially went into affect today. Under the new law, those properties that are deemed to be in severe violation of building […]

Chinese Firms Given Red Carpet Treatment



Officials in New York City are attempting to woo a group of Chinese representatives as they look for investment opportunities in the U.S.

Rental Property Developers in Vermont Face Huge Obstacles



Developers in Vermont are facing an uphill battle trying to build new rental properties, according to a new report by the Vermont Housing Finance Agency.  The obstacles are many, and fixing the problem will be a difficult exercise. In Vermont, a two-bedroom apartment runs about $990 per month (7 percent higher than a year earlier […]

Fewer Distressed Properties Sold in California



Distressed properties in Los Angeles County accounted for 51% of homes sold during March, down from a total of 56% in February, according to the California Association of Realtors yesterday.

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