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1 in 5 homeowners still underwater at year’s end

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Just under 1 in 5 homeowners are still underwater, according to the latest Zillow negative equity report, meaning they still owe more on their mortgage than their home is worth.

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Reputation Management Services for Real Estate Business | Remove Negative Links

Reputation Management Services for Real Estate Business | Remove Negative Links | Real Estate Marketing | Scoop.it

If competition was fierce in real estate earlier, it has become brutal after web revolution. Within minutes, a disgruntled client or unscrupulous competitor can post negative reviews online. In such a scenario, the importance of #reputation management has becomes even greater.

W3Police is here to help realestate agents and companies to fight bad reviews and negative publicity online. By using modern reputation #management process and Google approved techniques, the firm monitors and repairs internet reputation for realtors and #property agencies.

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waterfront villa in Varenna with view to Bellagio Lake Como- for sale

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Waterfront villa with stunning view toward Bellagio
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The U.S. Cities That Sprawled the Most (and Least) Between 2000 and 2010

The U.S. Cities That Sprawled the Most (and Least) Between 2000 and 2010 | Real Estate Marketing | Scoop.it
Two maps and six charts take sprawl rankings to another level.

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One of the great results of the decennial census is that geographers, demographers, sociologists, urbanists and countless others, can track the same population or spatial pattern and note historical changes over a 10 year span.  This series of maps and charts highlights some of the major changes.  You shouldn't be surprised that Atlanta is the United States' most sprawling major city and that San Francisco is the most compact, but this article dives beneath surface in a way that is still very accessible.   


Tagsurban, unit 7 cities, housing, sprawlneighborhoodplanning, densityplanning

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L'étalement urbain aux Etats Unis.

 

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Happy Interior Blog: Why This Room Caught My Eye

Happy Interior Blog: Why This Room Caught My Eye | Real Estate Marketing | Scoop.it

Today I'm sharing a retro inspired bedroom in Vancouver on the blog. There's also a link if you wanna do the full home tour!


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Top Google Plus Real Estate Articles May 2014

Top Google Plus Real Estate Articles May 2014 | Real Estate Marketing | Scoop.it
The Best Google Plus real estate articles for the beginning of May 2014. Use these real estate tips to your advantage when buying or selling a home.

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Bill Gassett's comment, May 14, 8:02 PM
Thanks for sharing Kyle!
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Bill, my pleasure. Glad to share similar a similar passion for Social Media.
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Maybe this is helpful information.

 

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Content Marketing for Real Estate Websites – How to Get it Right?

Content Marketing for Real Estate Websites – How to Get it Right? | Real Estate Marketing | Scoop.it
Top content marketing tips for real estate industry to generate more online leads. Become authority Real Estate Company with these simple content marketing ideas.
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Do you want locales to find your _Real Estate _ business on Google

Do you want locales to find your _Real Estate _   business on Google | Real Estate Marketing | Scoop.it

Do you want locales to find your _Real Estate _   business on Google?

1. Yes        2. No

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Reserve Bank of Australia Announce Cash Rate Decision For April 2014

Reserve Bank of Australia Announce Cash Rate Decision For April 2014 | Real Estate Marketing | Scoop.it
See on Scoop.it - Self Storage Services in Australia The Reserve Bank of Australia has kept the official cash rate on for April confirming at 2.50%p.a for the eighth month in a row. In arguably the...
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Tips for Lake Como Property buyers & Vacationers

Tips for Lake Como Property buyers & Vacationers | Real Estate Marketing | Scoop.it
Such is the beauty and opulence of Lake Como that it attracts crowd from all over the world. While some reach the shores of Como to spend their vacations, some turn the trip into a property hunting...
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RBA warns on rise and fall in real estate

RBA warns on rise and fall in real estate | Real Estate Marketing | Scoop.it
THE head of the Reserve Bank has warned Australians to be careful when borrowing and making investments in housing, as boom times don't last forever.
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International Tax News - March 2014

International Tax News - March 2014 | Real Estate Marketing | Scoop.it
See on Scoop.it - Self Storage Services in Australia AUSTRALIA: GST AND BITCOIN – POTENTIAL PITFALLS Australian GST registered businesses looking at accepting bitcoin payments should be cautious ab...
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Rent Lake Como villa for Weddings & Parties

Rent Lake Como villa for Weddings & Parties | Real Estate Marketing | Scoop.it

 

For people searching luxury Lake Como villas to organize wedding, anniversary party and other celebrations, Villa Soave is the most suitable option on Lake Como shores. Located in Moltrasio, the grand villa offers all the luxuries of modern living including swimming pool, exquisite gardens, music room, and tasteful furnishings. Available for weekly rent, Villa Soave is also the perfect destination to organize corporate events..

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Assessed Value VS Fair Market Value in Real Estate

Assessed Value VS Fair Market Value in Real Estate | Real Estate Marketing | Scoop.it
The difference between Real Estate assessed value and fair market value explained in detail.

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There is a huge misconception sometimes with the correlation between a homes assessed values vs fair market value. Folks it is very rare that there is any kind of correlation! Often time the reason the general public becomes confused by these types of valuations is from Realtors themselves.


Here is an example of what I mean. "Come visit 50 Main Street as it is priced $50,000 below the assessed value!" This type of advertising becomes common in real estate by Realtors who don't know any better. What a statement like this does is confuse people. The inference is that because the home is priced so far away from the assessed value it must be a bargain. WRONG!


This is the perfect example of a real estate agent that knows nothing about property valuation. Either that or they think a sucker is born every minute. What the above example shows is more than likely someone who is paying more taxes on their property than they should be.


An assessed value is nothing more than a measuring stick for a city or town to collect taxes from owners to meet a budget to run the municipality. If market values of homes are dropping well guess what at some point so will the assessed values. What do city's and towns do to ensure they get the revenue they need? If you guessed raise the tax rates then your are correct.


In the article I will carefully take you through why there is very little correlation between an assessed real estate value and fair market value.


You will also see how you can challenge an assessed value if you think you are being unfairly taxed by the city.

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How Can Realtors Fight Negative or Fraud Online Reviews? CASE STUDY

How Can Realtors Fight Negative or Fraud Online Reviews? CASE STUDY | Real Estate Marketing | Scoop.it
Know FATbit’s strategy to protect a real estate firm from defamation with negative reviews, spam links and fraud updates .
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How Can Realtors Fight Negative or Fraud Online Reviews? CASE STUDY

How Can Realtors Fight Negative or Fraud Online Reviews? CASE STUDY | Real Estate Marketing | Scoop.it
Know FATbit’s strategy to protect a real estate firm from defamation with negative reviews, spam links and fraud updates .
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Real Estate Industry is Booming Online - austin business opportunities

Real Estate Industry is Booming Online - austin business opportunities | Real Estate Marketing | Scoop.it

Real estate companies and property agents have moved online to connect with home buyers and property investors. Realtors with professional business websites and online presence are obviously the ones reaping maximum rewards. This online boom of real estate industry is powered by companies like FATbit Technologies.
The web design firm is helping real estate agents and property firms in making a professional impression on online audience. FATbit specializes in websites that are optimized for traffic and lead generation. Visit http://www.fatbit.com/ to discuss your business website requirements.

 

 

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Kennedy family's 'Winter White House' up for sale

Kennedy family's 'Winter White House' up for sale | Real Estate Marketing | Scoop.it

The famed Kennedy compound in Palm Beach, Florida, that served as John F. Kennedy and Jackie's "Winter White House" has gone to market with a colossal asking price worthy of the well-known selling power of America's First Family. Last sold by the Kennedy family in 1995 to investment bank CEO John K. Castle for $4.9 million, the 15,000-square-foot Atlantic Beach compound is back with a $38.5 million price tag. Once considered a "teardown," the 1920s Mediterranean Revival has since been given a $6 million renovation, and judging from agent Linda Olsson's listing photos, it's never looked better.  https://homes.yahoo.com/news/kennedy--winter-white-house--on-the-market-for--38-5-million-214208267.html

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Base jumping record set with leap from world's tallest building

Base jumping record set with leap from world's tallest building | Real Estate Marketing | Scoop.it
Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, which spans skyward a dizzying 2,716.5 feet, is the world’s tallest building. Just standing on the observation deck is enough to take [...]
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Snag 25 of the Best Real Estate Tips for selling a home

25 of the Best Real Estate Tips for selling your home

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Super advice from Lynn Pineda on selling your home.  Proper planning and pricing can make a big difference and picking the right real estate agent.

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Want to ensure home sale success? Of course the answer is a resounding YES! Take a look at this very well put together slide share that takes you through all the steps from start to finish on how to successfully sell your home. Lynn Pineda does a masterful job of showing everyone that selling a home is not rocket science. If you have a well though out plan and carry it through you will be sitting at a closing table with a smile on your face!

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Verified Credible - Weekly Portfolio Pick From FATbit Projects

Verified Credible - Weekly Portfolio Pick From FATbit Projects | Real Estate Marketing | Scoop.it

FATbit Technologies is a web services brand that has been helping entrepreneurs launch online ventures and advanced websites for almost a decade now. Today, we bring for you Verified Credible from FATbit’s web design portfolio o as an example of web design & development brilliance.

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How to Use, Optimize & Protect Images? - Best Practices for Website Graphics (2nd Edition of Best Tips)

How to Use, Optimize & Protect Images? - Best Practices for Website Graphics (2nd Edition of Best Tips) | Real Estate Marketing | Scoop.it
In our first edition, we shared website content strategy & best tips for better traffic, ranking and latest Google updates. Now, it is time for the second edition based on best practices for we...
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Chinese buyers to invest $44b in Australian real estate: analysts

Chinese buyers to invest $44b in Australian real estate: analysts | Real Estate Marketing | Scoop.it
Credit Suisse expects Chinese nationals to buy around $44 billion worth of Australian homes by 2020.
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This Amazing High-Rise Apartment Building Looks Like A Giant Tree

This Amazing High-Rise Apartment Building Looks Like A Giant Tree | Real Estate Marketing | Scoop.it
With balconies budding like leaves, no one could complain for lack of outdoor space in this building in France.

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Final Walk Through - What It Is and Why It's Important

Final Walk Through - What It Is and Why It's Important | Real Estate Marketing | Scoop.it
The house closing has been scheduled - Don't overlook the final walk through - The final walk through is important and here are some reasons why!

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Kaye Davis's curator insight, March 29, 11:10 AM

The house is almost yours! All you have to do is sign the papers and get the keys, but what if overnight, a pipe broke and you didn't do a final walk through prior to closing?

 

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4 million renters want to buy. Can they?

4 million renters want to buy. Can they? | Real Estate Marketing | Scoop.it

As the housing market moves slowly into recovery, more and more Americans are gaining confidence and hoping to jump into home ownership.

The home ownership rate has been dropping steadily since its high of 69.2 percent in 2004 to now just 65 percent. Millions lost their homes to foreclosure and millions more never entered the market, fearing falling home prices.

Now, 10 percent of U.S. renters say they would like to buy a home in the next year, according to a new report from Zillow, which surveyed renters in the nation's 20 largest housing markets.

If all the renters who said they wanted to buy a home in the next year actually did, that would represent more than 4.2 million first-time home buyer sales, about twice the number of first-timers in 2013.

First-time home buying has actually fallen to the lowest level ever recorded by the National Association of Realtors, at just 26 percent of sales in January. These buyers usually make up roughly 40 percent of the market. Interestingly, the majority of the renters who said they wanted to buy felt they could afford home ownership, despite rising home prices and rising mortgage rates.

The trouble is there is just not that much out there to buy. Home construction is still recovering at a slow pace, and prices for newly built homes are far higher on average than for existing homes.The number of homes for sale is rising slightly but is still well below historical norms across most markets. 

"Even after a wrenching housing recession, this data shows that the dream of homeownership remains very much alive and well, even in those areas that were hardest hit," Zillow's chief economist Stan Humphries said in the report. "But these aspirations must also contend with the current reality, and in many areas, conditions remain difficult for buyers. The market is moving toward more balance between buyers and sellers, but it is a slow and uneven process."

Homeownership aspirations among renters were actually highest in some of the hardest hit markets of the housing crash, such as Miami, Atlanta and Las Vegas, according to Zillow. That may be because so many renters there are former homeowners who lost their homes to foreclosure. They are now seeing these markets recover, as investors bought up the distressed properties, pushing prices higher far faster than anyone expected. These renters are seeing market resilience, and likely want back in.

Foreclosure activity, in fact, fell 10 percent in February from January and is down 27 percent from a year ago to the lowest total since December 2006, according to a new report from RealtyTrac.

"Cold weather and a short month certainly contributed to a seasonal drop in foreclosure activity in February, but the reality is that new activity is no longer the biggest threat to the housing market when it comes to foreclosures," said Daren Blomquist, vice president at RealtyTrac.

 

The report, however, does note that more than 152,000 properties that are in the foreclosure process but not yet bank-owned have been vacated by their former owners, likely due to the long foreclosure timelines. These so-called "zombie foreclosures" have been in process an average of 1,031 days, according to RealtyTrac. These homes sit untended and are a blight to the neighborhoods around them, often reducing nearby property values.

Ironically, these bargains might be perfect for first-time buyers looking for a good deal, but they remain stuck in limbo land. Meanwhile, tight credit and higher prices are keeping many of these same potential buyers away from new construction. Analysts at Credit Suisse who survey real estate agents monthly found weaker buyer traffic and demand in February.

"This is in contrast to the recent generally-positive commentary from builders and the optimism reflected in the stocks," they noted. "We believe the impact from 2013's sharp rise in home prices and interest rates is having lingering effects and the near-term demand environment will continue to underwhelm, especially for first-time buyers."

Again, renters may want to buy, but there are still considerable headwinds in the market. However, as more inventory becomes available in the spring, these winds should ease considerably.

 

http://homes.yahoo.com/news/4-million-renters-want-to-buy--can-they--004103971.html

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