Real Estate Industry

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By Paul Antonelli, Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty
(Antonelli Realty)
      Just wondering if anyone has been successful in getting one of these loans / grants from the SBA, due to the C-19 pandemic. I filled out the app when it was announced, probably a month ago now and just got the call.I understand that for one of these loans you have to spend the money on payroll and other business expenses. In order for then to convert it to a forgivable grant. Brokers, how many of you have obtained one of these packages and what do or are you, going to show to get it to a forgivable grant?Is it something that my accountant needs to do? Are there accountants out there that have experience with this, that dont want a 1/3 of the pie?Just wondering.Thanks in advance
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By Danish Mehmood, Iam A Real State Agent
(Real State Company)
The average person that rents a single-family home stays in the rental house for three years. If you want to rent your home, wouldn't you love to find a tenant who would stay there for at least three years?As you prepare to rent your house, your number one goal should be to learn how to find a good tenant.The tenant you choose will massively affect your profitability and level of work you have as a landlord. So, how do you find a good tenant?If you are wondering this and hoping to find a good one, here is a helpful guide you can use to accomplish this goal.Accept Multiple ApplicationsYou should never rent your home to a person without having them fill out an application. Therefore, you should start by finding an effective and thorough application to provide to anyone interested in renti...
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By Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker
(Harry Norman, REALTORS® )
3040 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305OVATION-Buckhead Atlanta Condos: Ovation is a 19-story luxury highrise building built in 2006. Located on Peachtree Road in the heart of Buckhead, Ovation has a total of 270 condominium homes. The tower shares a 700 space parking deck with an adjacent seven-story office building. Each home is designed to provide amazing views of Atlanta.Ovation offers spacious one and two bedroom open floor plans. High-end interior finishes for Ovation include floor to ceiling windows, hardwood floors, crown molding, gourmet kitchens with stainless steel appliances and granite finishes.CLICK HERE To View Units Currently For Sale At Ovation: 
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By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
Collecting rent payments through cheques is a common practice among UAE landlords and property owners. If you compare it with cash payments, cheques are way more convenient, secure and beneficial. However, the only drawback of this payment method, apart from running out of cheques, is that it may bounce.Bounced rental cheques are not a nice thing to deal with as a landlord, it may raise the question of your tenant’s credibility and may pose a risk if you have already allowed them to stay in your property. Following are a few ways you can handle rental cheque bounce in UAE.1.Notify The Cheque IssuerThe first thing you should do when the rental cheque is bounced is to notify the issuer or the tenant about it. Inform your tenant or send them a demand notice informing them about the cheque ...
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Today there are many people in this world, they want to buy their own house and also wish to sell their home, but whoever wants to sell their home, in return, wants that he should get the best price for his house. Many people won’t sell my house fast, and I get more and more money, but he will have to renovate his home.If we talk about renovation today, then there are thousands of companies in the market that also do renovation and also give us important tips to get them done. But we must trust such people or even a company that buys a house and gets renovation done or also provide essential tips for renovation. Such a person and company can be very profitable because it plays a critical role in selling my house fast, and Norfolk Virginia is considered better for all this.Essential tips...
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By Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker
(Harry Norman, REALTORS® )
Address: 1065 Peachtree Street NE Atlanta, GA 30309 Condo Type: Highrise Area: Midtown1065 Midtown Loews Residences Midtown Atlanta Condos: 1065 Midtown is a 40-story high-rise located on Peachtree Street between 11th and 12th Streets in Midtown. Built in 2010, these condominium homes occupy the top 11 floors of the Loews Atlanta Hotel. Residents of these 52 luxury units have access to all of the amenities available to hotel guests: housekeeping, room service, on-premise car rental, a 24-hour business center, and a private chef.1065 Midtown offers one, two, and three bedroom homes ranging from 1,200 to 2,800 square feet. These condominium homes feature 12-foot ceilings, Brazilian oak hardwood floors, private elevators and entrances, floor to ceiling glass paneled windows, automatic shad...
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By Kris Collis, Associate Broker, Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525
(Smart Way America Realty)
Housing Market Positioned to Bring Back the Economy All eyes are on the American economy. As it goes, so does the world economy. With states beginning to reopen, the question becomes: which sectors of the economy will drive its recovery? There seems to be a growing consensus that the housing market is positioned to be that driving force, the tailwind that is necessary. Some may question that assertion as they look back on the last recession in 2008 when housing was the anchor to the economy – holding it back from sailing forward. But even then, the overall economy did not begin to recover until the real estate market started to regain its strength. This time, the housing market was in great shape when the virus hit. As Mark Fleming, Chief Economist of First American, recently explained:...
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By Kris Collis, Associate Broker, Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525
(Smart Way America Realty)
Real estate is an essential service in most states, but not all. For example, states like Connecticut, Illinois, and Ohio determined that real estate is an essential service and that agents and related professionals may continue serving the public during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Others like Michigan and Pennsylvania decided that real estate businesses are non-essential and that they should temporarily cease operations that involve face-to-face contact with others for public health purposes. Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the U.S., states have developed strategies to slow its spread. As COVID-19 cases grew exponentially in March 2020, the number and breadth of these strategies accelerated. Several states implemented restrictions on public gatherings with some g...
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By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
Throughout the season, we’ve seen twenty-three young goalies appear in the NHL. However, less than half of them managed to make ten appearances or more. Every fan recognises the value of a competent body between the posts, and it is not uncommon for this to influence the betting odds on any hockey match listed. With this mind, let’s take a look at the key characters who have proven themselves more than capable of holding their own and protecting that goal.Mackenzie Blackwood — New JerseyWe kick off our list with Mackenzie Blackwood, and for a good reason. Out of all the rookie netminders, Blackwood is the only one to be a mainstay in the first team. He made 23 appearances last term too, so, it shows he’s progressing as a player. It has been somewhat of a difficult time of late at New Je...
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By Dean Cacioppo, Real Estate Marketing Guru
(DEAN Knows & Infinity Real Esate)
 Being a Member of the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) has important benefits. It is highly suggested that real estate agents, brokers, and managing brokers become members of NAR. The national dues for being a member of NAR are $150 per member in 2020. The benefits far outweigh the nominal cost of membership. Only Members Can Call Themselves a Realtor®Only real estate professionals who are members of NAR can call themselves a Realtor®. Real estate agents, brokers, and managing brokers who aren't members of NAR shouldn't be calling themselves Realtors®. The public acknowledges the term Realtor® as they often refer to real estate agents and brokers as Realtors®. NAR protects Realtors® by advocating initiatives and lobbying to protect the real estate market. NAR also protects homeo...
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By Leanne Smith, Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
Did you know an earth driller requires an average of 704 hours of instruction while a cosmetologist requires an average of a 372 hours? Yet the real estate education requirements with the real estate industry to become licensed real estate agents average only 70 hours with one state only requiring 13 hours. (Source: D.A.N.G.E.R. Report)  Can we say Houston we have a problem? No wonder the number one danger at a 100% danger level per the D.A.N.G.E.R. Report is: Masses of Marginal Agents Destroy Reputation Being relatively new to real estate and being aware of the D.A.N.G.E.R. Report from my executive and sales coaching practice, I have been able to confirm this danger. Recently I received an offer from a buyer’s agent that failed to include the seller’s name, the legal description of the...
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By Realtyna Inc, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
(Realtyna)
Things are getting back to normal slowly. States are beginning to reopen. Although some worry that progress made could become progress lost, things are moving forward step by step and some businesses have started to return back to work. Of course, there are rules you have to follow to stay safe. Buyers want to see the product in place, especially when we are talking about buying luxury real estate. So, some real estate agents are starting to hold open-houses. We’ll provide some tips for this new environment.Real estate was considered an essential service in some states, so there agents had more freedom. As states begin to reopen now, these agents have even more possibilities.  Virtual House ToursOf course, no one is obligated to put himself under risk to host open houses in person, espe...
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By Sharlene Mulchandani, Property Management Software
(Innago)
During the late nineteenth century, many Americans flocked to cities in search of factory work. In the postwar era of the 1940s-1950s, this trend was reversed. Because of low housing costs and GI Bill benefits, even working class Americans found that they could afford to own homes in the suburbs and pursue “The American Dream”. Then, in 2008, the housing market collapsed. The “dream” suddenly became less tangible and, as a result, suburban growth slowed as more and more people turned to rentals, and, in particular, urban living.Now, however, the tables have turned, and again growth in the suburbs is outpacing city growth. Recent data taken from the Census shows that during 2015-2016, the growth rate in suburbs (.89%) began to again outpace cities (.82%). What’s more, it is estimated tha...
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By John Anello, Stamford Area Electrician, Call Safe and Sound Electric at 203-536-0021
(Safe and Sound Electric LLC)
Home Depot offers cheap prices and convenient hours.  Sometimes you have to finish a project and need a can of paint at 5 PM on a Sunday.  In that situation you have no choice but to head to Home Depot.  The problem I have with Home Depot is that the quality is not the same as products from other stores. Some vendors whose products are carried by Home Depot have told me that the store does not like raising its prices.  So, a company initially offers a quality product and gives the store a huge discount because of the large sales volume.  Over time, the manufacturing costs of a product might go up.  Since the store does not like raising its prices, the manufacturer is forced to absorb those additional costs.  After a while, they can no longer continue absorbing those prices and has no c...
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CBD (cannabidiol) is the non-psychoactive cannabinoid that has become the star of the clinical cannabis arrangement. As of late, it has become a mainstream super nutraceutical supplement. Cannabidiol is removed from assortments of modern hemp and psychoactive cannabis.However, CBD oils and the vast majority of legal CBD products are derived from industrial hemp that is high in CBD. Separating CBD from cannabis strains is as yet denied in numerous spots. Truth be told, RQS CBD oil is only extricated from natural European hemp. The most famous CBD items available are CBD oils, CBD themes, and CBD delicate gel cases, these are available also in a CBD Vape Pen.CBD has been shown to help the body maintain homeostasis. Additionally, CBD interacts with the body through the endocannabinoid syst...
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By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
Online gambling in casinos can be a natural, pure part of life. They don’t require to be complicated and confusing. When you start playing, it is a little daunting and scary.Though, as those of us who have been a member of the action to be experts, we know that placing those worries aside and experiencing the pure satisfaction of online gambling is very worthwhile.Here are some ideas and tips for obtaining and enjoying an online gambling and บาคาร่า เครดิตฟรี experience, and they involve: Try out various sites and see which ones you love the most. Act on your interest All your preferred games are available, and more! Internet gaming is pure. The downside of online casino Try Out Various Sites and See Which Ones You Love The MostHaving the opportunity to go around playing various games, ...
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By Daniela Pellicciotti, The Miami condo specialist
(Condoideas Realty Group)
With such a bizarre year we are currently experiencing, it is normal to be wondering what the future will bring and how the real estate market will be affected. This week I decided to focus on the luxury housing market in Miami and the projections for the last quarter of 2020 and the beginning of 2021. Worldwide it is expected that prices for the luxury real estate industry remain steady or even slightly drop due to an increase of inventory at the end of 2020, however, they are expected to pick up in 2021. Getting down to the numbers and to Miami specifically, in the last quarter of 2020, it is expected that prices drop by 5%, but in the first quarter of 2021 it is expected to slightly recover, perhaps even to flatten the curve with a price growth between 0.1% up to the previously lost ...
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By The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos - RSPS - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
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By Sharlene Mulchandani, Property Management Software
(Innago)
Unless you’re a certified master plumber, or you have had serious issues with the plumbing at one of your properties or in your own home, you probably don’t think about your pipes much. After all, most people take functioning plumbing for granted. Once things are down the drain, it’s “out of sight, out of mind.” You might be in a spot where you know that one of your properties will need an upgrade sooner or later, but you aren’t sure what the exact problems are and what you need to do about it. This article outlines some of the most relevant topics in plumbing, maintenance and renewals to get you acquainted with this potentially headache-inducing and often foreign aspect of property management. We’ll use Kenton county, Kentucky, one of the three counties that make up the northern-most r...
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By Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker
(Harry Norman, REALTORS® )
3344 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326 SOVEREIGN Atlanta Highrise Condos: Sovereign is one of the premier luxury high-rise residences in Atlanta. This mixed-use 50-story building is located on Peachtree. The condominium residences start on the 28th floor and include a two story amenity level. This exclusive and luxurious building was constructed in 2008 with only 82 residences and offers superior amenities. Sovereign offers two, three, and four bedroom floor plans. These Atlanta condominium homes have spacious floor plans and the interior finishes are of the finest quality and signify pure luxury. This is truly unique luxury building and the units include large balconies, floor to ceiling windows, 10-foot ceilings, custom kitchens, large master bath, entry foyer, large walk-in closets,...
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