Real Estate Industry

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By Tommy Wyher, I am an freelance writer and professional marketer
(Husky Marketing)
Maybe you're upgrading to better offices. Maybe you're downsizing as a way to cut costs. Whatever your reasons for relocating your business, you'll need to be careful about certain things in order to ensure a safe, speedy move. Here are just a few tips for getting it done. 1. Clean Out the Closets Moving is a great opportunity to trash or donate old supplies and machines that you don't need anymore. What's the use in packing up clutter and paying to have it delivered somewhere else? Go ahead and do some spring cleaning while you have the chance. Free your business from those ugly file cabinets, and say goodbye to those outdated copiers that have been replaced by your multi-function printing devices. 2. Label Everything Moving to a new office isn't like moving to a new house. If it takes...
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By HomeWarranty Reviews, A Review Platform For Home Warranty Companies
We at are proud to present the Home Warranty Awards for the year 2018. While some companies have stood their ground, The Home Service Club has caught our attention and won the Editor’s Choice Award. These awards have been presented to those home warranty companies that have a passion to provide great customer service, satisfaction and the endeavor to exceed expectations. The home warranty award winners are as follows:  American Home Shield wins the Awards for Top Rated Home Warranty Company for the fifth year in succession Select Home Warranty wins the Best Service Award Best Regional Award goes to America’s Preferred Home Warranty Finally, the Editor’s Choice Award goes to The Home Service Club Without a doubt, the Top Rated Award is reserved for the company tha...
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By HomeWarranty Reviews, A Review Platform For Home Warranty Companies
In the past year, over 32 real estate agents have helped consumers with more than 13 residential home sales in Houston Texas. Purchasing a home warranty plan is added benefit for your property and also increases the value of your home. The oil slump can’t hold back Houston’s top realtors as Houston’s housing market is performing extremely well. Sales have ranged in price from $99,000 to $697,500. Now, homes are available for a variety of price ranges – from about $300,000 near downtown to around $2 million in the best neighborhoods along the city’s Energy Corridor.Below is the list of Houston’s leading realtors based on their gross sales volume in dollar amounts, the number of transactions and the average price of homes sold-Paige Martin A Houston-area native, Paige is a proficient and ...
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By HomeWarranty Reviews, A Review Platform For Home Warranty Companies
You need to make a lot of decisions in your life and one of the most important ones is when you are buying your home. At one point, we would be overwhelmed by the process but you should take pride in your decision and make sure that you make the right choice. There are a few things that you should consider before you go ahead with buying a home and ensuring that the buying experience goes smoothly.From most homeowners, they would know by now that buying a home is one of the single most difficult decisions. This is because it’s probably the most expensive thing that a person invests into for an entire lifetime. At times, a homeowner would even buy into a dilapidated property to ensure that they can repair it and make the most out of it. Otherwise, homeowners would buy a home which is wit...
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By HomeWarranty Reviews, A Review Platform For Home Warranty Companies
With over 185,300 active Realtors in Los Angeles, selecting the right one to assist you with the sale or purchase of your home can be daunting. You will want to find someone who is proficient in buying or selling homes in your the surrounding areas of L.A. Also, ask your realtor to help you choose the perfect home warranty plan so that all your systems and appliances are protected in the long run.Below is the list of the top 5 Realtors in Los Angeles by their gross sales volume in dollar amounts and some other relevant information so you can feel confident when making decisions about buying or selling your home.Brad KorbFor more than three decades, Brad has focused his attention on helping families attain their goals of buying or selling a home in North Hollywood, Studio City, Burbank, ...
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By HomeWarranty Reviews, A Review Platform For Home Warranty Companies
On December 12, 2017, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alliance Real Estate tied up with 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty to be their strategic partner for appliances and systems coverage. This partnership signifies that it will be another option added for home buyers that purchase a home through Alliance Real Estate. This will help in risk mitigation, protection against unexpected system and appliance breakdown and cost savings to home buyers.Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alliance Real Estate has served the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area for the last 40 years and continues to earn respect for its quality of service. It’s reputation has grown over the years with its trust, state of the art technology and deep connection with the local community. Also the company has 8 offices in the regi...
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By Micheal John
(Micheal John)
There are many different ways to invest in real estate. You can learn more about the different types of real estate investments by clicking here.Have you ever thought about investing in real estate? What's stopping you? Most people think it's too risky, or too hard to understand.Don't worry. We're here to demystify the world of real estate investing for you.Read on and, together, we'll uncover the five most common types of real estate investments. Who knows? By the end of this article, we may just make an investor out of you yet!Five Common Types of Real Estate InvestmentsThere are all different types of real estate investments. You would be surprised how many niches there are that you haven't even thought of. We've listed the five most popular investment strategies below to give you an...
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By Harriet Robertson, REO Specialist
(BrooklynnyBpo LLC)
This is Awesome....Thank You to The Brooklyn Board of Realtors and to my friends and family for being the wind beneath my wings.  May God bless us all this year so we can have even more good reasons to pay it forward.  
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On May 15, 2020, National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for newly built single family homes gained 7 points to 37 points in May of 2020 from 30 points in April of 2020.  The HMI component charting buyer traffic increased eight points to 21 points, the HMI present sales conditions up six points to 42 points, and the HMI sales expectations index higher ten points to 46 points in May of 2020.The three-month moving averages for regional HMI scores, Northeast down two points to 17 points, Midwest soar seven points to 32 points, South gained eight points to 42 points, the West jumped 12 points to 44 points in May of 2020.NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz, stated “As many states and localities across the nation lift stay-at-home orders and more furloughed ...
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By Scott Fogleman, Greater Good Group
(New Home Team 804-573-9592)
Survive and Thrive at KW's Mega Camp! If you are a first time or a veteran of Mega Camp, this year is different. In year past, attendees mostly sat in one room while the speakers on the stage changed. There where separate days for leadership, technology and agents. This year at Mega Camp, there are breakouts and a multi day format. So check the schedule and make sure you plan ahead.   What to wear at Mega CampTwo things to consider when coming to Mega Camp. Making a good impression and Texas Heat! August in Texas can be very hot with temp above 100. In Austin, most people get around by walking, so a three piece suit may not be the best choice. While you will see almost every type of dress (shorts to suites), business to business casual in the norm. You will see some women in heels, keep...
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By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
"Strip Malls Are History" - Jeff Bezos Jeff (Born 1/24/1964) was a baby still taking baby steps by the time I was in High School in Chicago. Out in the suburbs of Lake County, IL, farmland near the busy Tri-State Tollway, Thomas E. Wilson/Edellyn Farms purchased a chunk of land for $2M located in close proximity to the Great Lakes Naval Base in North Chicago. The Developer planned to build Lakehurst Mall which opened in 1971 before President Jimmy Carter, the man with the somber face and pin-striped suit implemented Gas Rationing in April, 1977 due to the gas embargo during the Arab-Israeli War. By then signs were posted everywhere: SORRY DUE TO ALLOCATIONWE CAN SERVE NO MORE GASOLINE As reported in the news a year prior the handwriting was on the wall.  Whether or not readers believed ...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
 Local –  1)      Franklin County commissioners OK $2.6 million for housing help during pandemic via Columbus Dispatch       The Franklin County commissioners approved an additional $2.6 million Tuesday for separate initiatives designed to help residents who are struggling financially because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic remain in their homes.       A total of $2.1 million will be used for expanded housing supports through Franklin County Job and Family Services, including some rental assistance to residents earning up to 300% of the federal poverty level (about $78,600 a year for a family of four).       Another $500,000 will go to Impact Community Action to provide additional rent and mortgage help for about 2,000 needy households. 2)      Census data puts Union and Delaware co...
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By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!
(Fathom Realty Washington LLC)
 This just in according to NWMLS May 20, 2020On May 1st, Governor Inslee announced an extension of the "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order (the "Order") and introduced a four-phased approach to re-open business in Washington.  All counties start in Phase 1 and will be admitted into Phase 2 by the Governor, based on epidemiological and other indications specific to each county.   On May 19th, in cooperation with Washington Realtors, Governor Inslee announced modifications to the Order for real estate activities in counties that have been approved for Phase 2 re-opening, provided specific protocols are followed. The modifications for Phase 2 include: Real estate firms may open their offices in a limited fashion; Commercial brokers can engage in the same in-person services as residential broke...
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In this article, you’ll learn about Bobby’s Drawings, a creative drawing service in the U.S. There’s nothing quite like the familiar reassurance of having loved ones around. It can be as simple as a hug from our mom after a tough day at school, or the joy of having our entire family gathered around the table for Sunday dinner together. When life gets hectic, many of us turn to our family members for comfort. Even though everything else in life changes and evolves, your family and friends are there for you in good times and bad.With the arrival of COVID 19, though, seeking comfort from our loved ones isn’t an option. Sure, you can Facetime and Zoom to your heart’s content, but it’s just not the same as being ableto embrace them and share a meal the way we used to. Some of us are in lockd...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
 "Minimizing Angst on a Long-Distance Move."  Last March I was interviewed by the Washington Post about relocating clients. They wanted to speak to clients of mine so I suggested my clients Colleen and Brian who just closed in November 2019 on a new construction Taylor Morrision home in Montebello. They were living in NYC in a 850 SF, 2 bedroom with their family (3 young boys). It took about a year to build their home (from offer to closing) but they love Austin, the weather, their new home and their community. Covid-19 hit and the article was put on hold so they could expand on the issues involved in relocating during a pandemic. Needless to say Colleen and Brian are thrilled they moved when they did. Can you imagine them Sheltered in Place in 850 SF with 3 small boys and both working ...
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By Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker
(Harry Norman, REALTORS® )
Address: 250 Pharr Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305Condo Type: HighriseArea: BuckheadECLIPSE-Buckhead Atlanta Condos: Eclipse is a premier high-rise located on Pharr Road. Just steps away from the “Buckhead Atlanta” luxury shopping and dining complex makes this building a very desirable Buckhead address. This upscale property has 358 units and was developed by Novare and completed in 2005.Eclipse is comprised of one and two bedroom floor plans. High-end finishes include modern kitchens with granite, hardwood floors, and walkout balconies. These units have floor to ceiling windows offering spectacular views. The amenities are top notch and include available storage units and assigned parking.These high-rise condos are within a short distance of Lenox Mall, Phipps Plaza, Buckhead Atlanta, and sop...
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By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
Hosting an open house for potential home buyers is common practice, but it comes with inherent risks. The main issue is that you’re dealing with the public and have no way of knowing who will show up at the open house. Some visitors might not be qualified buyers and others might be there with sinister intentions. Then, there’s the risk of personal injury.You don’t hear about it on the news much, but prospective buyers are often injured during open houses. When this happens, it’s not always clear who is responsible. The homeowner? The real estate agent? The prospective buyer?According to Ankin Law Office, if you look at various court cases to figure out who is responsible for injuries sustained by prospective home buyers during an open house, you’ll find conflicting rulings. However, the...
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By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
Now, with nearly everyone having an easy path to the internet, buying beauty products has never been simple.Earlier, our only choice was to go to the marketplace, supermarket, or drugstore, where some of your desired things may be out of stock. Plus, you will sometimes feel compelled to get a buying then and there.Gratitude to the Internet, purchasing beauty products online is now possible. Buying beauty products online is an excellent and beneficial way to improve your shopping expertise. You can visit different online stores and examine their products to your mind’s content before eventually making a buying directly in the comfort of your personal home.As some online shops offer discounts or free delivery for best orders, buying beauty products online conserves your time and funds.Onl...
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By Leanne Smith, Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
Funny things about real estate licenses as well as mortgage broker and NLMS licenses, embracing these licenses have far greater importance than many realize. Here in AZ, our real estate offer to purchase becomes a legal contract upon acceptance. Within this contract are specific requirements for both the Realtor and Lender. For example, the Realtor must provide an AZ Pre-Qual form when submitting the offer. This is not to be confused with a Lender’s qualification statement. Unfortunately, many lenders both in the state and outside of the state fail to understand this requirement. They have not truly embraced their license. Then there are weekly loan status updates (LSU). This is another AZ form which the lender needs to provide to the buyer as well as the buyer’s agent who then must sub...
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By W. Cavin Weber, Making Dreams Come True One Key At A Time!
(Dream Key Team)
One thing that I have discovered and Ben, Chad, and Bob have made clear during the first 3 sessions of the Win Make Give series is, this is not just a class, it’s an experience! The last series was all about self-discovery and a serious reality check. The session prior to that was understanding exactly what the definition of wealth is. These are the foundations that are needed to accomplish your long term retirement goals. If you don’t know what the target looks like, where it is, and where you want the arrow to land, you will never hit the target. Now that I have the foundation set, I can now set my focus on the end goal. I think about this all the time, my wife and I talked about, I have savings, I have retirement accounts, I have some investments, but never really looked at exactly h...
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