For Buyers

Oct. 6, 2017

SEC: REcoin cryptocurrency is a fraud

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) alleges that a type of "cryptocurrency," called REcoin, was touted for the real estate industry, but it's a fraud designed to dupe investors out of money.

Cryptocurrency is a "digital or virtual currency that uses cryptography for security." The most famous ...

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Oct. 5, 2017

Tax Reform: Deducting Property Tax or Mortgage Interest

Homeowners would be forced to choose between two popular tax deductions – one for local property taxes, the other for mortgage interest – under a potential compromise that House Republicans are considering as they craft the evolving tax revamp.

The nearly $6 trillion tax overhaul plan being pushed by President ...

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July 31, 2017

More Home Owners Are Remodeling Rather Then Moving

Surging prices in single family homes and lack of inventory are making this market turn to remodeling vs buying or moving. Americans are projected to spend 316 Billion in remodeling this year, according to Harvard's study. Which is an increase from $296 Billion last year. Home owners are tapping ...

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July 19, 2017

Best Cities in the Country for 1st Time Home buyers

The criteria used to figure out this formula was: affordability, quality of life and the current state of the local real estate market. In general,  a number of California cities hovered at the bottom of the list, while the top three cities for first timers was Texas. In FL the ...

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July 17, 2017

Amazon Sends Warning Signals to Zillow

Amazon recently hurt the real estate giant Zillow's stock by saying that they are entering the Real Estate industry. May they be getting into it? 

In what appears to be a counter or possible warning shot to the Zillow's recent actions that indicate that Zillow may be ...

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July 12, 2017

Buyers often over look important details

Realtor.com advises particular consideration to these often-overlooked areas: 

Nighttime atmosphere. Advise clients to view a home at different times of the day and night. "A community can change drastically when everyone is home from work and school," says Aaron Norris Group in Riverside, Calif. Norris says he speaks ...

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July 10, 2017

FL Will Top $1 Trillion Next Year

University of Central Florida (UCF) Economist Sean Snaith predicts that FL's gross state product will break the $1 trillion mark next year.

 

That would make FL thee 16th largest in the world, was ranked by the World Bank. Driving the economy will be job growth and home construction ...

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June 26, 2017

Do You Wanna Be a Real Estate Agent? You now passed your exam. Now what?

You've now passed, sign on with a new brokerage and received your new license. Now were is the instruction manual on how to be a real estate professional?  It's the first day of "school" and you have no idea on what to do, what to expect and how ...

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June 23, 2017

Millennials turn to dorms for adults

Co-living arrangements aka dorms for adults- in essence adult dorms or micro apartments that incorporate a social element shared by all renters- are soaring in popularity More developers are designing units that accommodate younger adults and provide social interactions for strangers who choose to move into together as rental costs ...

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June 20, 2017

10 Threats to 2017 Real Estate Market

Global uncertainty and political polarization are the top threats facing the housing industry in 207-2018. Despite this unsettling environment, opportunity remains embedded in every issue on the list.

 

Top 10 issues:

 

1. Political polarization and uncertainty. Uncertainty about changes to trade, travel and immigration policy threatens cross-boarder investing ...

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