I guess this isn’t a practical post, but I think there is one important takeaway: no matter how sick you get of all the “disruption” talk, however fatigued you may be by the constant tech chatter, whatever your assumptions about what should happen in the future, you damn well better keep paying attention.
Just under a quarter – that is 24.6% – of all single family home and condo sales in May were all-cash purchases, down from 28.5% in the previous month and down from 30.4% a year ago to the lowest level since November 2009, RealtyTrac reports.
In essence, the bike radar hasn't changed dramatically from the pre-production model we reviewed last year. The system consists of two modules, a tail light transmitter that attaches to the seatpost and a radar display unit that is mounted on the handlebars.
In the wake of the Broker Public Portal’s first board meeting comes the announcement that Alon Chaver, former Vice President of Industry Services at Trulia, has agreed to join the company’s Board of Managers. The governance of the LLC allows the Board to nominate two outside directors. Mr. Chaver is the first of those two.
Agents who have for-sale listings of tenant-occupied properties need to comply with the rules governing showings and notice of entry. California has some special -- and somewhat surprising -- rules in this regard, and it behooves California agents to become familiar with them.
Auction.com, LLC, the nation's leading online real estate marketplace, and AREAA Global, a subsidiary of the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA), today announced a co-marketing partnership to expand real estate ownership opportunities for Chinese investors.
Pending home sales continued to rise in May and are now at their highest level in over nine years, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Gains in the Northeast and West were offset by small decreases in the Midwest and South.
Today, REAL Trends, Inc, in conjunction with The Wall Street Journal, published the 10th annual The Thousand list of America’s top 1,000 real estate sales professionals and teams. An abridged list of the designees is published in today’s The Wall Street Journal and a complete listing is available online at www.thethousandrealestateprofessionals.com.
But for homeowners currently locked in at a low rate, rising mortgage rates could represent a budgetary curveball should they decide to buy another home in coming years. Homeowners used to a certain monthly mortgage payment may balk at paying a higher amount per month in financing costs for a home roughly comparable to their current residence, to say nothing of a home that is more expensive.
Denmark has become the first country in the world to rely on GPS probe data to monitor traffic and congestion on a national scale. By choosing INRIX, the leading global provider of transportation intelligence and connected car services, to provide real-time traffic information throughout the country, the Danish Road Directorate will be able to monitor traffic flow and gridlock across its entire national road network more effectively than ever before.
Nationwide revealed in its latest House Price Index that property prices in June fell by 0.2% from the previous month to reach £195,055 ($304,315). In June 2014, house prices stood at £188,903 ($294,751). This means annual house price growth moderated to 3.3% in June, from 4.6% in May.
It's especially difficult to express a complex emotional concept in just a couple of words -- which is exactly what a slogan does. That's why we have a lot of respect for the brands that have done it right. The ones that have figured out how to convey their value proposition to their buyer persona in just one, short sentence -- and a quippy one, at that! Not too shabby.
The table shows the high and low index levels and dates for the 20 S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index cities. The chart shows the recent evolution of the year-over-year change in the S&P/Case-Shiller National Index.
Done well, a single survey that follows best practices can yield eye-opening information -- the kind that forever changes the direction of an organization for the better. On the other hand, a poorly written survey will return useless data while creating a frustrating experience for the respondent.
When the deal for Verizon to buy AOL was announced last month, executives from both companies said AOL was an appealing acquisition because of its advertising technology. On Monday, AOL showed some of the value in announcing a deal with Microsoft.
In a surprising move, Ford is entering the car-sharing game. The auto giant is partnering with Getaround, a company that lets car owners lease out their vehicle for a few hours a day. Ford Motor Credit, the automaker’s finance subsidiary, is formally entering into a relationship with Getaround in several regional American markets and in the United Kingdom through a British firm, EasyCar Club.
Bidding wars are helping drive up home values in the nation's hottest housing markets this home shopping season, even as home values level off far below the record levels set during the real estate bubble in quieter markets, according to the May Zillow® Real Estate Market Reports[i].
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