Archives for May 2013

USDA Helps Rural Homebuyers with AmeriFirst Home Mortgage



Although the housing market in the US is beginning to recover, many homebuyers still need help getting back into the market. One possible solution is the 100% financing option which is backed by the US Department of Agriculture.

Top Real Estate Related Pinterest Accounts



Pinterest is a great social media marketing tool for real estate agents if used correctly. Because of its image-based layout and unique ability to create what is essentially a “virtual storefront”, being able to pin photos of property listings, neighborhoods, agents on your team, or anything else relating to your real estate business is a hip and modern way to reach today’s home buyers.

Home Team Inspection Service Highlights Pre-Sale Inspection Benefits



Nowadays there is lots of information available on how to make a home more attractive to buyers, and one way to do so is to have a pre-sale or pre-listing inspection. This is something that is becoming an increasingly popular tool for sellers and listing agents.

Realtors Go Knock, Knock, Knocking on Homeowner’s Doors



With housing inventories across the country still fairly limited, a number of real estate professionals have taken to the streets, going from door-to-door in order to ask homeowners if they’d be interested in selling up.

The Problem of Real Estate Domain Clustering



Domain clustering is generally referring to multiple search results yielding the same domain, which can often result in poor search quality, especially if that domain is a bad website. In the real estate world, we most often see domain clustering from the heavy hitters in the industry like Trulia, Zillow, and Realtor.com.

UCHK Consulting Ltd Offers Overseas Australian Investors Clear Opinions



UCHK receives hundreds of inquiries each day from property investors interested in real estate for sale in Australia, as well as the options for living in the country.

Real Estate Marketing Insider Announces Thoughts on Pinterest



The Real Estate Marketing Insider recently announced its thoughts on the use of Pinterest and its potential as part of a marketing plan for real estate firms and agents.

Four Factors Driving The Housing Recovery Today



Last week, The Wall Street Journal published a detailed report on the current state of housing in the US, noting that existing home sales rose by just 0.6% in April, compared to the month before. This statistic seems unremarkable, yet it understates just how solid things are looking at the moment.

Will “Millenials” Change the Landscape of US Real Estate?



A new survey by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) suggests that Americans aged between 18 and 34 – otherwise known as ‘Millenials’ or ‘Generation Y’ – could become a “game changer” in the future of US real estate. As such, real estate professionals are being advised to take careful note of this demographics’ preferences when it comes to buying a home.

Real Estate Agents Aren’t an Inevitable Party in Property Dealings



Property dealings are not as simple as shopping in the mall for clothes, shoes, or accessories. Just selecting the place of your choice and paying for it is not possible in property matters. Both property buying and selling are difficult deals, and you must be alert enough so that the opposite party doesn’t take undue advantage of your naivety and cause you undue monetary losses.