Archives for November 2012

Baby Boomers Over Age 55 More Likely To Own And Invest In Real Estate



A recent article on doctorhousingboom.com clearly demonstrates the impact that boomers are having on the housing market. Boomers between the ages of 55 and 74 are much more likely to own additional residential property besides their personal home, and while some of these homes are vacation properties, most are likely to be held for use as rental property.

How Property Managers and Multi-Family Employees Can Help Eliminate Human Trafficking



It may be something that you think could never occur on your property or maybe something you, like many Americans may not want to think about. But if there has any been illegal activity on your multifamily property, there’s a good chance that those involved may have been involved due to human trafficking.

Convert Site Visitors Into Quality Sales Leads With Call-To-Action Buttons



When starting a real estate website, one of the first goals agents will try to accomplish is generating a high volume of traffic. The more visitors you have, the more likely those visitors will translate into sales leads, right?

Capitalizing on Celebrity Death: Larry Hagman’s House May Sell Fast



A recent report from Carproperty.com revealed that Larry Hagman’s majestic house may sell faster now that the Dallas star passed away. The house in Ojai, called “Heaven” by Larry and his wife Maj Axelsson, is widely considered among the most luxurious and most distinguished estates worldwide. The house is now for sale, and will sell […]

Simple Upgrades for Your New Home



Something that people get caught up in when looking at a home are things like the paint, wall paper or carpet. These are things that can easily be changed after buying it. Small changes like this are easy to do, don’t cost a lot, and can even raise the value of your home.

Existing-Homes Sales Up in October, NAR Says



Despite the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, sales of existing homes increased in October and prices continue their climb, according to the National Association of Realtors.

3 Facts That Prove Miami Is A Hotbed for Property Seekers



Even a few years back, Miami was facing a slump in the real estate industry. Back then, it was not just failing to attract US buyers, but the foreign interest in South Florida’s properties had also taken a hit.

Real Estate Market Indices Show Home Prices Still on Uptrend



National home prices in the US are still on an uptrend, registering the sixth consecutive month of growth in September 2012, as shown by data released by the indices analyzing the country’s major metropolitan areas, S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price. The report also shows that home prices in Q3 were up 3.6 percent compared to the same […]

Re/Max Real Estate Agents Group in Costa Rica Opens Fourth Office



The largest group of affiliated real estate agents from Costa Rica has just opened its fourth office, a new Re/Max Ocean Village. in Playas del Coco. The group specializing in property on the North Pacific Gold Coast, includes Re/Max Ocean Surf Realty, Re/Max Tres Amigos, Re/Max Prestige Properties and Re/Max Ocean Village, and offers Costa Rica […]

Zillow Acquires HotPads for $16 Million



In real estate technology news, Zillow has announced the acquisititon of real estate search site HotPads for an estimated $16 million in chash. This acquisition is supposedly slated to grow Zillow’s “rental audience” as well as extend the company’s marketing for rental pros.

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