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.
ROCKFORD — The average prices of local homes sold in December, January and February fell to their lowest levels this millennium.According to Rockford Area Realtors Association statistics, the three-month rolling average home sale price in Boone, Ogle and Winnebago counties was $89,709. That was down from the rolling average of $95,037 in January and 7.8 percent below the rolling average of $97,272 at the end of February last year.It also marked the first time the rolling average was
When we read, our eyes move across a page or a screen to digest the words. All of that eye movement slows us down, but a new technology called Spritz claims to have figured out a way to turn us into speed-readers. By flashing words onto a single point on a screen, much like watching TV,Spritz says it will double your reading speed.
Trulia TRLA +4.77% , a leading online marketplace for home buyers, sellers, renters, and real estate professionals , has launched a new search experience for home buyers that are interested in new construction. Trulia’s research shows that people searching for new homes approach the search process differently than consumers searching for resale homes, so Trulia now brings information such as community amenities and home design choices to the forefront of the experience
Here's the local supermarket in a little town, way off the beaten path. And there, right next to the cash register, are Lindt chocolate bars--from Switzerland. Here's the local radio station, thousands of miles from the epicenters of music culture....
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