Archives for April 2013

The Underrated Factors of a Real Estate Search



Buying real estate involves a large amount of effort, time and money. Due to the resources required to complete any transaction, the decision to buy property needs to be calculated on many different levels. It’s common for people to put too much emphasis on property numbers such as square footage and price.

Improvements to Raise the Value of your Rentals



Rental properties can be an excellent source of long-term income, but getting the most out of that investment will require a certain amount of labor and expense. You may feel that your property is perfect as it is, but in virtually every case there are ways to make your real estate investment more profitable.

How To Know When To Use Keywords On Your Real Estate Website



It’s no secret that quality content is one of the most crucial factors to include on a web page if achieving a high-level of search engine optimization is priority for your real estate website. With the release of the Google Panda update, which focuses heavily on promoting quality content throughout your website, one of the main concerns for real estate agents building out a high-traffic website is how often to use various keywords relating to your business.

Red Blue Realty Tips on Picking Best Los Angeles Real Estate Offer



The professional staff at Red Blue Realty knows that more homeowners in Los Angeles are receiving multiple offers as demand for properties is high. Multiple offers are a sure sign that home supply is limited, and can help raise home prices and even cause bidding wars, but knowing how to handle multiple offers is key for achieving the highest prices and best terms in a sale.

HAMP Borrowers Continue to Default – Did Obama’s Program Fail?



A new report finds that borrowers who had their mortgage payments reduced as part of the Home Affordable Modification Program are still failing at an “alarming rate” to stay current on their mortgage. The borrowers had their mortgage payments reduced, on average, by more than $400 a month.

Placester Releases New Responsive Design Real Estate WordPress Theme



Earlier this month, Placester released a brand new real estate theme that should fit the needs of today’s tech-savvy real estate agents looking to gain an edge. Being called Plymouth, what makes this new real estate theme special is that it’s Placester’s first fully responsive real estate website design.

Real Estate Agents Welcome Turkish Government’s Decision on Permits



Oceanwide Properties, who specialize in Turkish property, have welcomed the Turkish government extension of residence permits for foreign property owners from three months to one year. The extended permits for people who own property in Turkey are to be introduced by the government in order to attract more foreign direct investment.

Select Resorts Launch “The Beach Villas” in the Cayman Islands



Real estate investment specialists, Select Resorts have recently launched “The Beach Villas” in the Cayman Islands. Prices start at £29,995 and there is a five year interest-free payment plan in place.

Movoto Releases Update iOS & Android Mobile Apps



The chatter about innovative new real estate apps for your iPhone or Android seems to have silenced quite a bit over the last several months, with much of the web-marketing focus now seemingly on getting the latest and greatest responsive design website. But just as you thought you had seen the last of those strong marketing campaigns to download the next best thing in real estate mobile technology, Movoto announced the release of their new real estate app for iOS and Android earlier this week on Facebook.

10 Common Myths of Real Estate Auctions



While it’s true that the real estate market is making a slow yet highly anticipated recovery, the auction method of sale remains a top option for both buyers and sellers. But despite their popularity, there are many fallacies that remain when it comes to auctions. Here’s a closer look at some of these myths, along with the real deal on each issue.