Real Estate Industry

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By Sharlene Mulchandani, Property Management Software
(Innago)
eCommerce is an exploding industry.  Merchants and consumers love the convenience of online shopping, and that convenience shouldn’t stop at retail.  Here’s five reasons you, a landlord, should think about offering online credit card payments too.1. Convenience for your tenantsA rental payment is a monthly deduction from your tenant’s bank account.  It’s impossible to make it pleasant, so it’s important to make it as convenient as possible.  And checks are not convenient.  The number of Google searches of “how to write a check” has increased by more than 5x over the last 10 years.  And what’s more, most banks charge anywhere from $10-20 for a box of personal checks –  so simply acquiring an inconvenient means of spending money costs money.  And if they’re mailing the rental check in, th...
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By Sharlene Mulchandani, Property Management Software
(Innago)
Major changes in the way people shop, work, and interact have left the commercial real estate market on edge. In retail, the continuous growth of e-commerce has had a devastating effect on once prominent brick-and-mortar businesses. Traditional office buildings are struggling to keep up with shifts in workplace dynamics and the rise of the work-from-home employee. As a commercial landlord, these developments can feel extremely discouraging. However, instead of focusing on the negatives of change, it’s important to keep in mind that an evolving market is always ripe with opportunity. A savvy landlord will take advantage of disruptive shifts and seize the competitive edge by revamping  commercial properties in their portfolio for modern use. Here are a few ways your properties can be re-p...
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By Micheal John
(Micheal John)
The real estate business has taken over the world since its creation. I do not know how people at the early ages decided about the distribution and ownership of lands. I sometimes wonder about how they plan and make strategies for sharing properties or investing in real estate.Nowadays, things have changed a lot now real estate business is one of the most established businesses, countries, organizations, and the common man; all are taking great interest in learning new ways for utilizing the real estate potential. Companies, individuals, and groups such as Stuart Rubin are an excellent option for those who are new to this business. Stuart Rubin is offering RP reality partnership, that will be one of the best and reliable option. In this article, we would have a look at the primary advan...
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By Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker
(Harry Norman, REALTORS® )
Address: 250 Pharr Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305Condo Type: HighriseArea: BuckheadECLIPSE-Buckhead Atlanta Condos: Eclipse is a premier high-rise located on Pharr Road. Just steps away from the “Buckhead Atlanta” luxury shopping and dining complex makes this building a very desirable Buckhead address. This upscale property has 358 units and was developed by Novare and completed in 2005.Eclipse is comprised of one and two bedroom floor plans. High-end finishes include modern kitchens with granite, hardwood floors, and walkout balconies. These units have floor to ceiling windows offering spectacular views. The amenities are top notch and include available storage units and assigned parking.  These high-rise condos are within a short distance of Lenox Mall, Phipps Plaza, Buckhead Atlanta, and s...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
Prognostication abatement.  Many so-called experts claim gloom and doom and people glam onto every word when prophesying future events. Who knew the Z's iBuyer market would drop out? Not I. Then, a chief economist for Lending Tree boldly predicted a shut down of the housing market and Google foretold a market crash. The MSM paints a tainted picture, prognosticating skewed numbers. and the best defense against the 'crystal ball approach' is to be informed. Go to reliable sources to garner the latest real news regarding the real estate industry.  From the previous week, the National Association of Home Builders reports that mortgage applications rose 9%, the 6th consecutive week of gains and a 54% jump since early April. Refinance applications were still 176%.  Already, an influx of out-o...
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By Sarah Layton | Copywriter & Inman Star Contributor, I provide real estate content marketing services
(Best Real Estate Writer, a Layton Media brand)
If you are a real estate agent or broker, you are probably wondering and speculating what the longterm effects of the pandemic will be on the industry and your business. I get that this is a truly scary time.   However, I am on a mission to help each and every one of you not only understand what is to come, but prepare for it, and adopt the mindset you will need to come out on top as the longterm effects of the crisis take hold.   In today’s post, we will examine: How buying behavior is already changing in the industry Why the rent crisis is going to be a major catalyst for change What real estate niches are going to win & which will lose How to communicate your value to attract the majority share of your market What challenges brokers will face in agent recruiting and retention The min...
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Concrete, a prevalent building material, can be exciting to work with. In answer to this problem, the enterprise has come up with various methods to pump concrete where required.Are you looking for Nashville Concrete Pumping?Well! Read ahead!Sometimes pumping concrete into position is the only method to make the project work. Even if that is not the situation, concrete pumping services usually describe the most effective way of settling concrete at a site.Types Of Concrete PumpingThere are different types of concrete devices.Boom PumpingOne is the boom one, a big vehicle with the concrete and pump on the cabinet. These have a very high ‘reach,’ and hence may stay in one place while pumping concrete to multiple locations on a job site. It allows maximum productivity and makes the job don...
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By W. Cavin Weber, Making Dreams Come True One Key At A Time!
(Dream Key Team)
Today I attended Part Two of the Win Make Give Wealth Building event https://winmakegive.com/ and I am a little nervous about this one! I am nervous because this is going to make me look at some things that I haven’t paid close enough attention to in a while. Those important things that you tend to ignore because they are not an immediate threat or you see as unnecessary at the time, can quickly become a priority. That is when we tend to react, get our house in order, and really start paying attention. Oftentimes unfortunately that is when it is too late or it requires much more effort and attention than if those things were maintained. Now if I were talking about the weeds in your yard or that vine that you just let “go wild” you can probably relate and understand how quickly things ca...
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By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
Yes, you read it right.Residential Real Estate is SAFE FOR NOW, even when people aren't paying their bills (forbearance).WE HAVE THE DATA & NUMBERSIf you’re concerned about the alarming spike in forbearance numbers, no need to fret. Here’s why. We’ve got numbers that show you why forbearance now is not as concerning as the global financial crisis of 2007 & 2008. Contrary to all the bad news, residential real estate remains strong. HOW REAL ESTATE IS AFFECTED BY CONSUMER SPENDING & FORBEARANCESacramento, California has always been the testing ground for major consumer brands, like Pepsi, Coca-Cola, General Mills, etc., for launching their products and measuring success.The reason is that the general public in the US mirrors that of Sacramento, CA demographically. What does that mean for ...
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By Danish Mehmood, Iam A Real State Agent
(Real State Company)
 In 2016, about 35% of home buyers were first-time buyers. Buying a home for the first time is a daunting task. Even if you've bought a house, buying another still presents the same anxiety and questions. You've put in hours of searching, doing home tours, and badgering your realtor with questions. It's nothing you should be ashamed of because you're doing what you need to do to check all the boxes. It's also okay if you don't know what questions to ask when buying a home. Keep reading below for a real estate Q&A.What's My First Step?The first step should be figuring out your budget and getting pre-approved for a mortgage. This will keep you from looking at homes outside of what you can afford, and it gets the ball rolling for the buying process.Your lender can also inform you of down p...
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By Danish Mehmood, Iam A Real State Agent
(Real State Company)
Could a rental property fund your lifestyle or retirement? Creating a passive income stream seems like a dream, but it can easily become your reality.If you’re ready to rent out your property, you’re understandably nervous about trusting your home to tenants and about how to manage the process.Read on to learn our top five property management tips that can help you earn the highest possible rent while minimizing stress. Get started today and start enjoying the extra income!1. Use a Reputable Property Management CompanyProperty rent management can be more complex than you might think. Instead of tearing your hair out trying to sort through the legal and financial requirements of renting your home, hire a property management company.Local property management companies, like Corona Propert...
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By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852
(Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV )
The JM Loans Team is Licensed in Oklahoma It's been a while since our team has expanded our territory.  Until today, we covered 15 states with trusted colleagues covering the rest of the country, and today we added Oklahoma to the repertoire.  Mason-McDuffie has been expanding and in the past year has opened offices with teams in Dallas, Tulsa, and Bentonville in the Midwest, so our team has decided it's time to expand our presence as well.  Oklahoma will be a great opportunity because we offer extremely competitive products and rates for the diverse markets across the state (and across all states that we cover).  It was a pleasant surprise that the state of Oklahoma accepted our application AND APPROVED it within a week's time - this was (by far) one of the fastest approval processes w...
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By Joseph Margherita, Mold removal and emergency damage company
(Fresh Maintenance)
Mold in the HouseThe day you discover mold in the house is the day you need to start removing it. Around the world, mold causes millions of dollars in damage to homes, offices, and facilities. When left unchecked, mold consumes organic materials such as wood that support your home. In some cases, homes have been condemned because of the presence of mold.What is Mold?Mold is an organism that is present just about everywhere. It floats in the atmosphere until it find a warm, humid area that will cause it to reproduce. You probably have seen mold reports on your local weather because many people are allergic.You may wonder if mold is so common, then why doesn’t it cause damage everywhere? The answer is that it takes special conditions for mold to reproduce by creating spores. Under normal ...
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By Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker
(Harry Norman, REALTORS® )
 Address: 855 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308Condo Type: HighriseArea: MidtownAddress: 855 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308Condo Type: HighriseArea: MidtownViewpoint Midtown Atlanta Condos: Viewpoint is a 36-story luxury high-rise and is one of the premier towers in the heart of Midtown Located on Peachtree Street between 6th and 7th Streets, the Novare Group introduced these sleek urban units in 2008. This mixed-use building consists of approximately 378 units and an additional 50,000 square feet of two-story retail space at street level.Viewpoint offers one and two bedroom floor plans ranging in size from 620 square feet up to 1,350 square feet. These open floor plans offer incredible views of Midtown and Downtown Atlanta. All units are pre-wired for DirecTV, internet acc...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Last March I was interviewed by the Washington Post about relocating clients. They wanted to speak to clients of mine so I suggested my clients Colleen and Brian who just closed in November 2019 on a new construction Taylor Morrision home in Montebello. They were living in NYC in a 850 SF, 2 bedroom with their family (3 young boys). It took about a year to build their home (from offer to closing) but they love Austin, the weather, their new home and their community. Covid-19 hit and the article was put on hold so they could expand on the issues involved in relocating during a pandemic. Needless to say Colleen and Brian are thrilled they moved when they did. Can you imagine them Sheltered in Place in 850 SF with 3 small boys and both working from home? The article is entitled: "Minimizin...
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By Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker
(Harry Norman, REALTORS® )
3300 Windy Ridge Parkway SE, Atlanta, GA 30339 Horizon offers one and two bedroom floor plans ranging in size from more than 700 square feet to over 2000 square feet. In addition, there are several signature condos including two-story penthouses that range from 2100 to more than 2700 square feet. Each condo enjoys a walkout balcony, floor to ceiling windows, 10-foot ceilings, luxury finishes, contemporary floor plans and breathtaking views. The building sits on approximately 6.4 acres of land. The land is located within Wildwood Office Park, a mixed-use office and residential community near the Chattahoochee River and adjacent to the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area, a 1,200 acre forest preserve. Portions of the Condominium’s grounds remain wooded and in their natural pre-developm...
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By Danish Mehmood, Iam A Real State Agent
(Real State Company)
Buildings, regardless of the size and purpose, need paint. Paints act as shields to protect any infrastructure from the damages caused by the rain and sun. Buildings made from wood need paint in order to prevent water from seeping into it and creating significant damages to its foundation. Everyone—home and business owners alike—need paint to take care of their investments. The demand for paint is high in almost all locations, especially new houses, making it a very feasible business. A painting business is an excellent way to make money because it’s scalable and the services you’ll have to provide can be learned easily. This business can also help you expand your network. To help you out, take note of the tips below so you’ll know how to start a painting business: 1. Create A SMART Bus...
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By Danish Mehmood, Iam A Real State Agent
(Real State Company)
If you have some financially savvy, then you probably have a general idea of the best kind of long-term investments to make. You know how to play the stock market, how to manage rental properties, and how much money to put into a savings account.What you may not know, however, is that buying a parking lot could be one of the best financial decisions that you'll ever make. That's right — in this article, we'll take a closer look at how you can profit off of a parking lot purchase. After you read this guide, you may well be looking at the various garage lots for sale in your area!Assess Economic Trends in the CityThe first thing that you need to do when considering starting a parking lot business is assessing the economic trends of the city that you are purchasing the lot in. Remember tha...
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By Danish Mehmood, Iam A Real State Agent
(Real State Company)
Are you in the middle of trying to figure out how to build a road to connect your business to public roads? Are you stuck as you attempt to decide which common road paving material you should use?If you've found yourself in that predicament, we're here to help.It's no secret that asphalt is the only way to go when it comes to commercial paving. In this article, we'll explain the five benefits asphalt brings that makes it worthy of this claim.1. Asphalt Is VersatileThe first thing to consider is that asphalt is extremely versatile. It can be used for parking lots, roads, driveways, and more. It is not a difficult material to lay, and as a result, can go into even intricate road designs.This means you don't have to worry about using different materials for the different sections of your r...
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By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
Lancaster County has a population of 525,000 and has a very good local economy. We are about 1.5 hours away from both Philly and Baltimore. We have all of the modern shopping consumers are used to, but we also have 4,000+ active farms!   Look no further for a team of highly trained agents to handle your transferring buyers and sellers! Our RELO manager, Laura Perry, is one of Lancaster's few agents who has met ERC's strict Relo eligibility requirements. She is a long time holder of the Employee Relocation Council's (ERC) most sought after designations, CRP & GSM. Please feel free to contact Laura directly at 717-940-3119 with all of your Lancaster Relocation needs and questions.   The Perry Property Group originated with Century 21 in the late 1990's. We are an award winning (several t...
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