If I had a way of buying a couple hundred thousand single-family homes and had a way of managing— the management is enormous— is really the problem because they're one by one. They're not like apartment houses. So — but I would load up on them and I would — I would take mortgages out at very, very low rates.” - W Buffett
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released its ranking of the top 10 states for LEED, the widely used green building rating system. Illinois was named the top state for 2013 with 2.29 square feet (0.213 sq m) of space per capita certified during the year, followed by Maryland and Virginia.
While email-generated desktop orders grew by 29% in Q4, the number of orders completed on a mobile device jumped by 58%. Tablet orders increased by 65% since Q3 and made up almost 60% of mobile orders in Q4.
While some might consider Craigslist a bit of an old fogey, agents who shun it are passing up a marketing opportunity that remains a fertile (and typically free) source of high-quality leads, according to Amy Gerrish, leader of The Phoenix Metro Group, an agent team parter of Phoenix-based HomeSmart.
John and Tara Schermerhorn of National Network LLC (collectively, “Registrants”) registered 16 domain names that contained the term “REALTOR”. Most of the names contained a variation of the name <realtoreview.com> as well as including other domain names like <realtorranking.net> and <realtorreportcard.net>.
Simply stated, an FHA loan is a mortgage insured by the Federal Housing Administration, a government agency within the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Borrowers with FHA loans pay for mortgage insurance, which protects the lender from a loss if the borrower defaults on the loan.
Focusing on mortgage news and analysis from the loan origination, servicing and secondary marketing business, MortgageOrb offers industry professionals the information they need to compete in the market.
In a bid to further cultivate an image of authority in real estate analysis, Zillow is partnering with research and consulting firm Pulsenomics LLC to publish survey-based consumer confidence indices the companies say will offer insights into attitudes that drive home prices and sales at the national and local market level.
Solar power crashed its way onto the U.S. power grid last year and is now fundamentally changing the makeup of how energy is being produced and consumed. Essentially, it’s becoming a mainstream power source: According to a new report from the Solar Energy Industries Association and GTM Research, solar power had another record year in 2013
Vizify announced today it is joining the ranks of Yahoo—becoming the latest company to be picked up by Big Purple and included in its seemingly arbitrary suite of startups. It was not made clear how much Yahoo paid for the company, but we'll update the story as soon as we learn more about the terms of the deal.
The real estate social network RESAAS has signed an agreement to power a global referral network for Re/Max and its more than 90,000 agents. The RESAAS-powered platform will translate listings and communication between Re/Max agents in 28 languages, 44 currencies and multiple units of measurement across the 6,000 offices and more than 90 countries where the world's largest franchisor operates.
Comcast Business and Inc. Magazine today launched "Innovations 4 Entrepreneurs," a national competition that will award more than $600,000 in cash and services to aspiring entrepreneurs who are leveraging technology to enhance customer and employee experiences. Individual winners will have the opportunity to win $25,000 in cash,
According to an Auction.com press release, the tech giant subsidiary funds and invests in a number of corporate ventures -- Auction.com being the fourth. It follows minority-stake investments in Renaissance Learning, Lending Club and Survey Monkey.