Real Estate News & Trends

5 Important Tasks to Outsource to a Real Estate Virtual Assistant

Being a real estate agent, you must be swamped with appointments with your prospective clients. Showing homes or organizing open houses, even just generally meeting up to get to know interested parties for the first time can fill up your weekly schedule. To add to these very important tasks, you also need to keep a […]

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On the Move: Property inventory shortage impacts relocation rentals

This post was written by Michelle Sandlin and originally appeared on The Houston real estate market has been heating up this summer, which has had an impact on people who are relocating to the area. It is always interesting to look at developing trends to stay up-to-date on what is happening both in the Houston market and […]

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The List: South Florida’s Top 25 Residential Real Estate Developers

This post was written by Gilberto Medina and originally appeared on A Miami-based company ranked first on theSouth Florida Business Journal’s list of the top residential real estate developers. The company earned the top spot based on its 1,267 South Florida closings (single-family homes and townhomes) in the four quarters ended March 31, 2013. Newcomers […]

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Florida Has Highest Foreclosure Rate But New Cases On Decline: Report

This post was written by Paul Owers and originally appeared on Huffington Post. Florida finished the first half of 2013 with the nation’s highest foreclosure rate, but new cases are on the decline, according to a report released Thursday. From January through June, one in 58 homes across the Sunshine State was facing foreclosure, figures […]

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Top 5 Largest Private Companies in the Bay Area

This post was written by Julia Cooper, a researcher at San Francisco Business Times, and originally appeared on It wasn’t even close. Bechtel Corp. claimed the top spot on the San Francisco Business Times’ annual ranking of the largest private companies in the Bay Area. With $37.9 billion in 2012 revenue, the San Francisco engineering and construction firm raked […]

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Real Estate Study Inadvertently Reveals South Florida Population Isn’t THAT Old

This post originally appeared on The California-based real estate analysis company RealtyTrac has released a list of the nation’s top “Retirement Hot Spots for Real Estate Investing.” No surprise, Florida figures prominently – 7 of the top 15 cities are in the Sunshine State. What might be surprising though, none of those are from South Florida. “Delray […]

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New Florida Real Estate Laws Could Help the Industry

This post originally appeared on As Marion County’s housing market continues to recover, new Florida laws went into effect Monday that could affect the real estate business as it regains its footing. Citizens Property Insurance Corp. will now require new applicants to first go through an insurance clearinghouse to see whether they’re eligible for the state-supported […]

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How to stay on top of the changing REO climate

This post originally appeared on Real Estate Connect panel will look at market for distressed properties today, 5 years out During the depths of the downturn, there were fears that housing markets would be flooded by a tidal wave of “shadow inventory” — distressed properties destined to be foreclosed on by lenders and sold […]

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How to get the most bang for your commercial real estate buck now

This post originally appeared on After a long, deep freeze, the real estate market is warming up, giving tenants and developers alike the sense that now is the time to do, well, something. The question is—what? Commercial real estate investors are weighing whether to snap up properties as prices begin to climb. And as more tenants […]

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Real estate market has hit sweet spot for both buyers and sellers

This post originally appeared on    Ready to sell your home? In the market to buy one? Now is the time, industry watchers say. The stable economic outlook has encouraged financial institutions to loosen their grip on lending. Near-record-low interest rates are encouraging Hoosiers to test the waters. With buyers flooding the market, existing home […]

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