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The top 7 ways real estate agents annoy clients

USA Real Estate News-Inman - 3 hours 32 min ago
The last thing you want to do is upset your real estate clients. Satisfied clients refer more business your way, and happy clients go a long way in making your job more enjoyable ...

6 ways to find your footing in traumatic times

USA Real Estate News-Inman - 3 hours 43 min ago
Hurricanes, floods, fires, the mass shooting in Las Vegas, rape and sexual abuse scandals in Hollywood, fears about a nuclear attack from North Korea -- the horrific news keeps piling up with no apparent relief in sight ...

10 bad real estate descriptors (and their obviously better replacements)

USA Real Estate News-Inman - 4 hours 12 min ago
Ever wondered how some real estate agents can craft property descriptions that hit home with buyers? How do they choose their words in a way that makes the ordinary sound enticing ...

How to speed up your new real estate career in a slow market

USA Real Estate News-Inman - 4 hours 27 min ago
When the market slows what’s a new real estate agent to do? The answer is simple: Embrace the down time and revamp your career. This is the perfect time to optimize your efforts by planning, polishing your presentation tools and implementing systems ...

Become an efficient digital brokerage in one fell swoop

USA Real Estate News-Inman - 5 hours 27 min ago
Rasheedah Hancock received the request on a Saturday while running errands at Target. As director of administration and accounting for the 200-agent Chicago brokerage Conlon Christie’s International Real Estate, she’s used to helping agents usher transactions to close and ensuring they meet her firm’s standards and procedures ...

Dominate your farm and amp your SEO with content marketing

USA Real Estate News-Inman - 5 hours 27 min ago
Top producing real estate agents are increasingly turning to content marketing because they recognize its long-term effectiveness in improving their visibility, search engine ranking and lead flow. These agents build reputations as their farm’s leading expert ...

Why demand for luxury hotel residences is growing

USA Real Estate News-Inman - 5 hours 27 min ago
Luxury real estate agents may have recognized the growing demand for hotel residences that offer turnkey, highly serviced, amenity-rich lifestyles. The increasing popularity of hotel residences give agents more choices when hunting for a condominium or lock-and-leave home for on-the-go clients. ...

Regional cities cement their place among the main European office markets - Property Magazine International

Europe Real Estate News - 5 hours 30 min ago

Regional cities cement their place among the main European office markets
Property Magazine International
Like other European markets, regional French cities have seen investment in commercial real estate increase in recent years. Investment in French regional markets in 2017 should exceed €2bn. This appetite is driven by the higher yields, of between 5 ...

Trump Tells Paris, Berlin To 'Keep Making Money' Via Trade With Tehran - RadioFarda

Europe Real Estate News - 6 hours 59 min ago

RadioFarda

Trump Tells Paris, Berlin To 'Keep Making Money' Via Trade With Tehran
RadioFarda
"I told them just keep making money," the real estate mogul-turned-president told the Fox News program Sunday Morning Futures. "Don't worry. We don't need you on this one." "They are friends of mine. They really are. I get along with all of them ...

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Investcorp Announces Completion of First European Real Estate Portfolio - PR Newswire (press release)

Europe Real Estate News - 7 hours 26 min ago

PR Newswire (press release)

Investcorp Announces Completion of First European Real Estate Portfolio
PR Newswire (press release)
LONDON, Oct. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Investcorp (the "Company"), a leading global provider and manager of alternative investment products, today announces the completion of its first European real estate portfolio following the acquisition of seven ...

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Indicator Tracker: Stochastic RSI Showing Bearish Divergence on Shares of USA Real Estate Hldg (USTC) - MTNV

USA Real Estate News - Sun, 2017-10-22 16:28

Indicator Tracker: Stochastic RSI Showing Bearish Divergence on Shares of USA Real Estate Hldg (USTC)
MTNV
Watching the numbers for USA Real Estate Hldg (USTC), we have recently spotted a possible bearish divergence using the 14 day Stochastic RSI. Traders may be tracking this reading to identify possible near-term weakness. Tracking other technical ...

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Existing-Home Sales Slightly Stir in September

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Sun, 2017-10-22 12:10

Existing-home sales slightly stirred in September, posting higher than in August but lower than one year prior, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reports.

Existing-home sales totaled 5.39 million, a 0.7 percent increase from August but a 1.5 percent decrease from one year prior. Inventory increased 1.6 percent to 1.90 million, 6.4 percent below one year prior.

“Home sales in recent months remain at their lowest level of the year and are unable to break through, despite considerable buyer interest in most parts of the country,” says Lawrence Yun, chief economist at NAR. “REALTORS® this fall continue to say the primary impediments stifling sales growth are the same as they have been all year: not enough listings—especially at the lower end of the market—and fast-rising prices that are straining the budgets of prospective buyers.”

Inventory is currently at a 4.2-month supply. Existing homes averaged 34 days on market in September, five days less than one year prior. All told, 48 percent of homes sold in September were on the market for less than one month.

“Existing-home sales picked up momentum slightly in September compared to August, but were lower on a year-over-year basis for the first time since July 2016,” says Danielle Hale, chief economist for realtor.com®. “Inventories also continue to plunge, creating challenges for buyers across the country. On the bright side, we’re starting to see home price growth slow down, with sale prices up only 4.2 percent from a year ago.”

The metropolitan areas with the fewest days on market in September, according to data from realtor.com, were San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, Calif. (30 days); San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif. (32 days); Salt Lake City, Utah (35 days); and Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Wash., and Vallejo-Fairfield, Calif. (both 36 days).

The median existing-home price for all types of houses (single-family, condo, co-op and townhome) was $245,100, a 4.2 percent increase from one year prior. The median price for a single-family existing home was $246,800, while the median price for an existing condo was $231,300.

“A continuation of last month’s alleviating price growth, which was the slowest since last December (4.5 percent), would improve affordability conditions and be good news for the would-be buyers who have been held back by higher prices this year,” Yun says.

Single-family existing-home sales came in at 4.79 million in September, a 1.1 percent increase from 4.74 million in August, but a 1.2 percent decrease from 4.85 million one year prior. Existing-condo and -co-op sales came in at 600,000, a 1.6 percent decrease from August and a 3.2 percent decrease from one year prior.

Twenty percent of existing-home sales in September were all-cash, with 15 percent by individual investors. Four percent were distressed.

The Midwest and West saw positive activity in September, with existing-home sales rising 1.6 percent to 1.30 million in the Midwest, with a median price of $195,800, and 3.3 percent to 1.24 million in the West, with a median price of $362,700. Existing-home sales in the South fell, 0.9 percent to 2.13 million, with a median price of $215,100. Existing-home sales in the Northeast were unmoved at 720,000, with a median price of $274,100.

“Home sales in the South continue to be hampered by post-hurricane weakness, while the Midwest and West regions show pretty strong pick-up in sales from August. It should be noted that the fires in California are not yet reflected in the data, so we’re likely to see more weakness on the horizon,” Hale says.

“Sales activity likely would have been somewhat stronger if not for the fact that parts of Texas and South Florida—hit by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma—saw temporary, but notable declines,” says Yun.

First-time homebuyers comprised 29 percent of existing-home sales in September, a decrease from 31 percent in August.

“Nearly two-thirds of renters currently believe now is a good time to buy a home, but weakening affordability and few choices in their price range have made it really difficult for more aspiring first-time buyers to reach the market,” Yun says.

Adds Hale, “Interestingly, the softening in prices has not yet affected home listing prices. According to realtor.com data, the number of homes for sale are down 9 percent from a year ago, while listing prices – which continue to soar – are up 10 percent.  The discrepancy between list price and sales price increases suggests that some buyers may have reached a limit on the price increases they can afford.”

NAR President Bill Brown is concerned first-time homebuyers, and homeowners in general, will be adversely impacted by proposed tax reform.

“There’s no way around the fact that any proposal that marginalizes the mortgage interest deduction and eliminates state and local tax deductions essentially disincentives homeownership and is a potential tax hike on millions of middle-class homeowners,” says Brown. “Reforming the tax code is a worthy goal, but it should not lead to the middle class, who primarily build wealth through owning a home, footing the bill. Instead, Congress should be looking at ways to ensure more creditworthy prospective buyers are able to achieve homeownership and enjoy its personal and wealth-building benefits.”

For more information, please visit www.nar.realtor.

For the latest real estate news and trends, bookmark RISMedia.com.

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Head-To-Head Contrast: NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. (NRE) vs. Boston Properties (BXP) - The Ledger Gazette

Europe Real Estate News - Sun, 2017-10-22 09:57

Head-To-Head Contrast: NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. (NRE) vs. Boston Properties (BXP)
The Ledger Gazette
NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is a European focused commercial real estate company with primary office properties in cities within Germany, the United Kingdom and France. Its objective is to provide ...

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Fiducial Real Estate SA (ORIA) Jumps 0.01% on Oct 22 - Key Gazette

Europe Real Estate News - Sun, 2017-10-22 09:29

Fiducial Real Estate SA (ORIA) Jumps 0.01% on Oct 22
Key Gazette
The corporate sector is any economy's hope, which is why Europe highly values good corporate governance. This is basically what lures investors in the European equity market. It also lures them to the companies like Fiducial Real Estate SA, with ...

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5 Halloween hazards and how insurance can help - USA TODAY

USA Real Estate News - Sun, 2017-10-22 06:00

5 Halloween hazards and how insurance can help
USA TODAY
When ghosts and goblins run amok, only people with the right insurance will be in luck. Find out which policies pay when Halloween pranks are more trick than treat — or when something more serious happens.

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Berks County real estate transactions for October 22, 2017 - Reading Eagle

USA Real Estate News - Sun, 2017-10-22 03:37

Reading Eagle

Berks County real estate transactions for October 22, 2017
Reading Eagle
Wells Fargo Bank Trust Department, American Bank and Trust Co. of Pennsylvania, Meridian Trust Co. and the Harry Erny estate to Randall S. Bortz and Melissa D. Bortz, Kegerise Laen AKA Kegerise Road tract. Jo-Anne M. Keehn to Jo-Anne Keehn, 2035 ...

Real Estate Happenings - Charleston Post Courier

Europe Real Estate News - Sat, 2017-10-21 17:22

Real Estate Happenings
Charleston Post Courier
... about foreign markets, the metric system, varying tax laws, visa regulations, and currency fluctuations from offer to closing; Asia/Pacific and International Real Estate; Europe and International Real Estate; and The Americas and International Real ...

Titanic victim's letter sells for record $226000 - The Straits Times

Europe Real Estate News - Sat, 2017-10-21 14:49

The Straits Times

Titanic victim's letter sells for record $226000
The Straits Times
"John Jacob Astor is on this ship," he said of the American financier and real-estate investor, who was one of the world's richest men at the time. "He looks like any other human being even though he has millions of money. They sit out on deck with the ...

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Ichimoku Levels Point to Negative Momentum For USA Real Estate Hldg (USTC) - Concord Register

USA Real Estate News - Sat, 2017-10-21 13:33

Ichimoku Levels Point to Negative Momentum For USA Real Estate Hldg (USTC)
Concord Register
Shares of USA Real Estate Hldg (USTC) recently touched 0.0380, which places the stock below the Ichimoku cloud, indicating bearish momentum and a potential sell signal for the equity. Shares of USA Real Estate Hldg opened the last session at 0.0380, ...

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'Alien Ranch' west of Phoenix can be yours for $5M - AZCentral.com

USA Real Estate News - Sat, 2017-10-21 08:00

AZCentral.com

'Alien Ranch' west of Phoenix can be yours for $5M
AZCentral.com
Listing agent Kimberly Gero with West USA Realty said Alien Ranch, located west of the Estrella Mountains, is definitely one of the most unusual houses she's ever tried to sell. The 3,436-square-foot home appears a regular ranch-style house, with five ...

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