Archives for November 2011

Hispanics Account For More Than Half of All New Homeowners



A new report in HousingWire shows that Hispanics make up more than half of all new homeowners in the US, after they snapped up 53% of the 545,000 new households which were formed over the third quarter. Other ethnicities accounted for just 47% of all new households formed, something which is seen as evidence of […]

Investors To Stake a Claim on the Empire State Building



Real estate investors may soon be given a chance to own a piece of one of Americas most famous landmarks, as Malkin Holdings LLC, the company that operates New York’s Empire State Building, is set to become a REIT – a publicly traded real estate investment trust, early in the New Year. The Empire State […]

Cash Rich Canadians Snapping up Floridian Property



Real estate agents in Florida are noticing more and more Canadian buyers purchasing distressed properties in anticipation of their retirement and as an investment. Apparently, they are buying properties which have been heavily discounted as a long-term investment, and there’s no denying it’s an excellent time to buy as the Canadian dollar is currently quite […]

Seller Primer: Easy and effective ways to market your real estate



The great recession that hit the world in 2008 plunged real estate sectors into their worst slump ever. Dubai real estate, for instance, was one of the best real estate markets in the world before 2008, but the region has been performing poorly since. The lack of buyers in the market and glut of supply brought on rock bottom prices which experts foresee as ongoing for some time.

New Pool Construction On the Rise



The trend is finally taking a turn for the better, new pool construction is on the rise. Since the economic crisis first started the swimming pool industry has taken a huge hit in new pool construction, since people are worried about their jobs and making their mortgage payments, that new pool in the backyard has taken the back seat to survival.

10 Great Google+ Pages for Real Estate Professionals



Looking for some great Google+ page in the real estate industry? Here are 10 Google+ pages in the real estate industry to check out to see how you can get more out of Google+. RealEstate.com RealEstate.com offers to provide information with the latest and greatest tips to make home buying and selling as effortless as […]

U.S. Home Rentals on the Rise; Property Managers in Demand



There was a time when you could not even pay a real estate professional to go into the property management business. It was considered the “ugly” profession that only the toughest could endure. Lately, however, many of those once reluctant professionals have needed to toughen up and join the growing ranks of rental home property […]

PREI(R) Buys Chicago Prime Commercial Asset



In commercial real estate news this morning, Prudential Real Estate Investors acquired Class A office building 22 West Washington. Situated in downtown Chicago, the $183.5 million property is a 17 story affair with some 439,434 square-feet of usable space.

Planning Your Luxury Home Exchange Experience



Luxury home exchange enables you to swap houses with another member who is part of your exchange program. This is especially ideal for people who want to travel but don’t want to leave their house empty while they’re gone, or who prefer to stay in a house rather than a hotel while travelling. However, before you pack your bags and head off in search of adventure, you may want to consider the following before advertising your home for luxury exchange.

Home Construction Takes Off In (Some) US Cities



Good news for struggling property developers at long last – it seems as if the decline in housing starts is finally beginning to level off in many parts of the country, while in a few places, the number of developers breaking ground is actually starting to rise, according to a report in US News. Housing […]

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