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Entries for February, 2012

Real Estate Tax Assessments Are In the Mail

Real Estate Tax Assessments Are In the MailNews from FairfaxNews.com: The Fairfax County Department of Tax Administration (DTA) is mailing 352,364 real estate assessment notices to all property owners of taxable parcels in the County. Of that number, 232,150  had some value change. The rest have no change in their 2012 real estate assessment. Changes […]

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Regent Property Group Shares February 2012 Austin Texas Real Estate Statistics

Regent Property Group Shares February 2012 Austin Texas Real Estate StatisticsNews from Albany Times Union: Regent Property Group Founder and Austin home search expert Brian Talley provides the most recent update for the Austin housing market and reveals an upwardly progressing residential real estate market. Austin, TX (PRWEB) February 28, 2012 Premier Austin luxury real […]

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Buffett on real estate, stocks and succession

Buffett on real estate, stocks and successionNews from Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 1:00 a.m. Last Modified: Monday, February 27, 2012 at 8:04 p.m. OMAHA, Neb. – Billionaire Warren Buffett said Monday that stocks remain relatively cheap compared to other investments as the economy continues to improve. He also said that the […]

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Real Estate Market Goes Up as Home Sales are on the Rise

Real Estate Market Goes Up as Home Sales are on the RiseNews from LoanSafe: (Source: NAR) – Pending home sales are on an upward trend, which has been uneven but meaningful since reaching a cyclical low last April, and are well above a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home […]

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Husband of real estate executive hit by shopping cart suing Manhattan mall

Husband of real estate executive hit by shopping cart suing Manhattan mallNews from Fox News: Published February 26, 2012 | New York Post Print Email Share Recommend NEW YORK –  The husband of a Manhattan real-estate agent left with severe injuries after a shopping cart was dropped on her head from an East Harlem parking […]

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Hattiesburg-area real estate market has plenty of pluses

Hattiesburg-area real estate market has plenty of plusesNews from Hattiesburg American: The national real estate market took a hit during the recession and has attempted to recover but locally, things weren’t as bad. Carol Downing, the 2012 president of the Hattiesburg Area Association of Realtors, provides insight into the local market. Q. How is the […]

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On Real Estate: Consumers Due Compensation for Faulty Foreclosure Practices

On Real Estate: Consumers Due Compensation for Faulty Foreclosure PracticesNews from Patch.com: The foreclosure process has been under attack for months now. We have all heard about the faulty practices many banks used that forced many homes to be foreclosed under erroneous conditions. To try to compensate homeowners for any irregularities, the government negotiated with […]

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Blackstone names Gray to board as real estate money piles in

Blackstone names Gray to board as real estate money piles inNews from Reuters: By Ilaina Jonas and Greg Roumeliotis Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:01pm EST (Reuters) – Blackstone Group LP named Jonathan Gray to its board on Friday, elevating the co-head of its real estate business at a time when the private equity giant’s latest […]

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Commercial Real Estate Vacancy Rates Improving

Commercial Real Estate Vacancy Rates ImprovingNews from LoanSafe: (Source: NAR) – According to the National Association of Realtors® quarterly commercial real estate forecast, all of the major commercial real estate sectors are seeing improved fundamentals, but multifamily housing is becoming a landlord’s market commanding bigger rent increases. These trends also are confirmed in NAR’s recent […]

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Sears aims to offset weak financials with real estate plays

Sears aims to offset weak financials with real estate playsNews from Chicago Sun-Times: BY SANDRA GUY Business Reporter February 23, 2012 9:26AM In this Feb. 13, 2012 photo, a worker repairs the Sears sign outside the Sears Grand store in Solon, Ohio. Sears Holdings said Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, it will separate its smaller hometown […]

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