4 Hacks to Squeeze the Most Out of Instagram Stories



Every day there are over four billion posts that are liked on Instagram. That’s a lot of posts. What if you could tap into that, even only a tiny fraction of that massive engagement? Thousands of businesses are doing it. If you do it too, then your brand will catapult to the next level.

Distressed Properties Top Out: Now What?



In a story from the Wall Street Journal this morning the level of distressed properties around the world is expected to rise. The even worse news is, demand for said properties is expected to decline as well. What this means is, those inflated stories citing sales increases will cease to over inflate an already dismal economic consensus. When you next hear of sales volumes, a more true picture may be gleaned.

This Thanksgiving: Workers Thank Good Cop & Bad Cop



Will Santa even fuel up the sled this Christmas? News from around the world, whether anyone in the US wants to admit it, impacts Americans’ livelihoods. That central fact, however unpleasant, was accentuated and multiplied when Bill Clinton signed into law the NAFTA agreement. Make no mistake, the course President George H. W. Bush set in motion, and his son George W. Bush’s shenanigans. Today, all workers should give thanks to those who have made their lives better.

Housing Society Faces $110,000 bill for Discriminatory Policies



A housing society based in Seattle today agreed to pay a settlement of $110,000 in order to avoid a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit which alleged that the society carried out a racially discriminatory policy towards African Americans and Indians looking to rent apartments with them.

Real Estate Fraud Serves as Warning to Investors



A California woman was handed a stiff 12 year prison sentence last Friday after duping hundreds of investors in a scam involving multiple fake real estate projects.

The Curse of Stigmatized Homes



On the face of it, it looks like the dream home for any successful, middle-class couple – four bedrooms, incredibly spacious with new carpets and hardwood flooring upstairs. Moreover, it’s situated in a great part of Poway district in California, much sought after location with several great schools nearby. All this could be yours for just $399,000. So why won’t it sell?

Five Solid Reasons to Buy Now



With market conditions the way they are, now is the best time to buy. While many people might advise that you wait until the market bottoms out, that’s bad advice. Residential housing prices are super-low right now, interest rates too, and the chances of seeing this combination again in the next few years are very small.

US Real Estate Prices Continue to Tumble



According to the Core Logic Home Price Index, newly released figures for January 2011 show that the prices for US residential homes fell for the sixth month in a row, and are now worth 5.7% less than they were this time last year.

North Texas Sales Down – But Jobs Up



Bad news from Texas tells of the ninth consecutive monthly decline in North Texas single family home sales. Although prices have been up, the number of sales has been down by over 17 percent from last year’s total. Across the 29 county span of northern Texas, the industry continues to dive into a slump with no end in sight.

Hawaii and the Coming Commercial Boom – Well Maybe



Commercial real estate investment in Hawaii was very strong last year. Spending for hotels, shopping centers, and other attractive bargains was obviously in vogue as investors spent twice what they did the previous year.

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