Archives for May 2011

Double-Dip in US Home Prices



Single family property prices in the US have dropped into what’s known as ‘double-dip’ territory according to the latest figures available for March, as weak demand and a large inventory continue to bog down the markets, a new survey has shown.   The S&P/Case Shiller index, which lists property sales in the 20 biggest metropolitan […]

Man Guilty of Harassing Female Real Estate Agents



A man has pleaded guilty to making a number of abusive and threatening phone calls to female realtors in the Central Ohio area. John Daniels, 45, from Newark, Ohio, admitted four specimen charges of telecommunications harassment pertaining to the phone calls, which are fifth degree felony offences, in court at Delaware County last week.   […]

Coldwell Banker Chief Introduces New Market Focus



Back in April this year, Charles Richardson was named Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s regional senior vice president at their Tampa Bay division, and since then he has been wasting no time at all in implementing his own ideas into a sales associate’s training system, showing them how the residential real estate marketplace is affected […]

Lenders Payout $22 Million for Improper Military Foreclosures



Two of the biggest mortgage lenders in the US will payout a combined $22 million settlement in response to charges that they foreclosed 178 homes of military personnel improperly, it has been revealed.   The news will come as a welcome relief to those families affected, many of whom had been serving in Afghanistan or […]

Top Producers in Houston Real Estate Firm Share Bestselling Secrets



Four top realtors of the Houston-based real estate firm John Daugherty Realtors met recently to share the secrets of their success in a “round table” style meeting.   One of the producers is Richard Ray, who has been selling real estate for just two years. According to him this is his longest career to date […]

Three-Day Real Estate Auction in Las Vegas Raises $340 Million



A three-day online real estate auction in Las Vegas successfully sold $340 million of bank owned commercial real estate property and delinquent loans. The auction listed $1 billion of property, of which 84% was sold.   The online auction took place from May 17-19 and was conducted by online auction experts Auction.com who are based […]

Property Investors Taking Control of Real Estate Markets



Traditional home buyers are set to be outnumbered three to one by property investors in the next couple of years, claims Move Inc., following a new survey. Property investors are more than ready to compete with people buying family homes as prices hit record lows and thousands of great deals become available. What’s more, with […]

Dealing With First Time Buyers



One of the greatest things about being a realtor is when we get to work with first time buyers, helping young families to achieve their dream of buying their own home – it’s a truly rewarding, fulfilling experience. But the flip side of this is that when it comes to first-time buyers, you need to […]

Social Media Now Acceptable At Morgan Stanley Smith Barney



Since it has become the norm to use social media, many companies have instigated strict policies as to how employees use these networks, or have even forbid their use completely. Unsurprisingly some of the most restrictive policies are amongst Wall Street companies where social networks could be used for insider information. Now Morgan Stanley Smith […]

New Yorkers Have Steepest Property Tax Bills



Of the top ten counties in the US that pay the highest property tax rates, all ten of them come from either New York or New Jersey. New Hampshire and Connecticut also have several counties listed high up in the rankings. Meanwhile, at the opposite end of the spectrum, the states of Alaska and Louisiana […]

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