Archives for March 2014

Baby Boomers Have Big Expectations For Retirement Homes



Seventy percent of baby boomers say that the house they live in when they retire will be the best home they’ve ever had, according to a survey conducted by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. The survey had 1,000 respondents.

Attack on Realtor Highlights Dangers of the Job



A man was arrested after allegedly attacking a real estate agent who was showing him a home in Lincoln County, Tenn., on March 22.

Home Design Tricks to Make Your House Look Bigger



It’s an issue that plenty of homeowners deal with – the need for more square footage in their homes without drastically breaking the bank. There are several reasons why at home can feel like there’s a serious lack of space, but believe it or not, square footage isn’t always necessarily the culprit.

Four Trends That Will Transform Real Estate Tech



This could be your future: You’re driving hands-free, taking your clients around for a day of showings. While you’re behind the wheel, you pull from your pocket a bendable smartphone or tablet and bring up a home’s specs. As you’re approaching a home, the lights in the house automatically turn on.

What Makes A “Great” Real Estate Agent?



In response to several comments and requests I’ve had recently, I’m going to address a topic that is a big issue for real estate buyers and sellers. Specifically, what – beyond the generic answers – what makes a particular real estate agent “great” and therefore a premier choice for a buyer or seller? photo credit: […]

Turn Key Real Estate Investing At A Glance



Are turn key rentals the right real estate investment for you? Turn key rentals have been rehabbed and have a qualified renter in place paying rent the day you take ownership. These also typically have a property management company in place to take care of the day-to-day operations and keep renters in the house. Turn […]

Real Estate in Miami Still Selling Strongly



Real estate in Miami continued to sell well in February. Prices are still rising and properties are selling quickly at close to the asking price, according to an article in Propertywire. Miami remains one of the most popular areas in the US for overseas buyers, particularly with Europeans and South Americans who are looking to […]

Investing in Real Estate – With Risk Comes Reward



With limited knowledge that the real estate market has tanked over the last several years, you might be hesitant to pull the trigger to make what should be an excellent investment today. With some fortitude and patience, today is likely the best opportunity you’ll have in your lifetime to make a hefty profit from a […]

Home Sales Dropped in February



Last month home sales fell by 7.1% compared to February 2013 when a number of homes sold was 4.95 million. This meant home sales reached the lowest level seen for any month since July 2012. The experts are blaming the drop on the weather as well as the QM rule which was introduced in January […]

Four Ways Commercial Real Estate Will Evolve Over Next 25 Years



By 2039, commercial real estate is expected to be thriving. But over the next 25 years, it will be greatly influenced by changes in demographics, technology, globalization, and economic and environmental realities.

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