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Entries for April, 2012

Real estate sales near Marlins Park off to a slow start

Real estate sales near Marlins Park off to a slow startNews from MiamiHerald.com: Early indications are if you build it, they will come to the ballpark — but not necessarily invest in the real estate in the surrounding area. The residential real estate resale market around the new $ 634 million Marlins Park is off […]

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The world’s hottest real estate markets

The world’s hottest real estate marketsNews from msnbc.com: Global real estate markets had a forgettable last year, with prices rising a paltry 0.5 percent, leading to gloomy forecasts for 2012. But over the past five years, prices have registered huge gains, sparking fears of an asset bubble and concerns over the impact of high household […]

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Abu Dhabi Shares Set for Biggest Rise in Month on Real Estate

Abu Dhabi Shares Set for Biggest Rise in Month on Real EstateNews from Bloomberg: Abu Dhabi’s benchmark stock index headed for the biggest advance in almost a month after profit at the emirate’s largest real estate developers rose on an increase in home deliveries in the United Arab Emirates capital. Aldar Properties PJSC (ALDAR) was […]

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Real estate cycles hard to predict

Real estate cycles hard to predictNews from Edmonton Journal: Spring is officially here and with it comes the real estate season. “Spring is definitely the busiest season for both buyers and sellers,” says Doug Singleton, 2012 president of the Realtors Association of Edmonton. “We see a lot of activities and transactions from March to June […]

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Real estate scam brings up to life in prison under California’s three-strikes law

Real estate scam brings up to life in prison under California’s three-strikes lawNews from Kansas City Star: By STUART PFEIFER Los Angeles Times By STUART PFEIFER Updated: 2012-04-28T01:24:49Z LOS ANGELES — An Orange County man who swindled elderly people out of their homes after promising to help them avoid foreclosure was sentenced to 25 years […]

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Picket Report, Real Estate Website, Issues Apology For Racial Stereotypes Used …

Picket Report, Real Estate Website, Issues Apology For Racial Stereotypes Used …News from Huffington Post: When Picket Report was named one of Detroit’s best tech startups of 2011, questions lingered as to whether its data-driven model for helping homebuyers find their “perfect neighborhood” could lead to homogenized communities. The launch of their online search tool […]

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Real Estate: Sell your home online, where buyers search

Real Estate: Sell your home online, where buyers searchNews from San Jose Mercury News: When selling your home, you must market it online because that’s where the buyers are, says Scott FladHammer, a Fort Wayne, Ind., real estate investor and president of the Real Estate Investors Association. “The Web is the best way for sellers […]

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Real Estate Q&A: Sale contract won’t stop foreclosure

Real Estate Q&A: Sale contract won’t stop foreclosureNews from Kansas City Star: By GARY M. SINGER Sun Sentinel By GARY M. SINGER Updated: 2012-04-26T12:06:45Z QUESTION: I listed my home for a short sale in October and recently received a contract from a buyer. I’m waiting for the bank’s approval. At the end of March, I […]

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Reno Real Estate: About to Change Direction?

Reno Real Estate: About to Change Direction?News from KTVN: John Potter Channel 2 News Ferrari-Lund Real Estate agent Barrie Schuster gave us a tour of a northwest Reno house she just sold. Showing off the rooms, she told us, “A lot of people like the homes with the hardwood floors…this is a 3-bedroom, 2 bath […]

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Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Elects Maria C. Freire, Ph.D., to the …

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Elects Maria C. Freire, Ph.D., to the …News from Sacramento Bee: PASADENA, Calif., April 24, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE: ARE) announced today that the Company’s Board of Directors has elected Maria C. Freire, Ph.D., as a director. Her term will run until the 2012 annual […]

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