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Entries for November, 2012

US Real Estate is Next to Boom; Just Ask Norway

US Real Estate is Next to Boom; Just Ask NorwayNews from Businessweek: Norway’s $ 660 billion sovereign wealth fund, the world’s largest, plans to invest about $ 11 billion as it enters the U.S. real estate market, according to the chief executive officer of Norges Bank Investment Management, which oversees the pool. The fund, mandated […]

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Real Estate Market Trends: Pending Home Sales Rise

Real Estate Market Trends: Pending Home Sales RiseNews from Millionaire Corner: Pending home sales – a predictor of signed housing contracts – rose 5.2 percent in October, according to the latest real estate market trends reported today by the National Association of Realtors. The association’s Pending Home Sales Index has realized 18 consecutive months of […]

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Top Spanish real estate lender lays off 6000 employees

Top Spanish real estate lender lays off 6000 employeesNews from Los Angeles Times: MADRID — Spain’s biggest real estate lender announced Wednesday that it would slash 6,000 jobs and close nearly 40% of its bank branches in exchange for European bailout loans. The European Commission approved restructuring plans for Spain’s financial sector Wednesday, including a […]

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House Hunting in … Jamaica

House Hunting in … JamaicaNews from New York Times: A HILLSIDE VILLA ON A GOLF COURSE IN MONTEGO BAY $ 1.65 MILLION This airy five-bedroom house, called Tradewinds for the breezes that sweep through it, is built of concrete with cedar shingles in the tradition of West Indian Colonial architecture. It has a 1,200-square-foot veranda, […]

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Billionaire Mori Plans Up to $1.2 Billion Property Investments

Billionaire Mori Plans Up to $ 1.2 Billion Property InvestmentsNews from Bloomberg: Japanese billionaire Akira Mori plans to buy as much as 100 billion yen ($ 1.2 billion) in properties in Tokyo, New York and London, his company’s first investment of this scale since 2008, as local real estate values recover and the yen strengthens. […]

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Real estate transactions in Beverly follow statewide trend upwards in October

Real estate transactions in Beverly follow statewide trend upwards in OctoberNews from Boston.com: By Ryan Mooney, Town Correspondent Real estate transactions in Beverly followed a statewide trend upwards last month, with about 45 percent more homes sold throughout the city in October than in the same month last year, according to numbers released Tuesday by […]

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Get Your Real Estate Dividends Here

Get Your Real Estate Dividends HereNews from Motley Fool: Exchange-traded funds offer a convenient way to invest in sectors or niches that interest you. If you’d like to add some real-estate investments to your portfolio, the PowerShares Active U.S. Real Estate ETF (NYSE: PSR  ) could save you a lot of trouble. Instead of trying to […]

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Women leveling playing field in commercial real estate

Women leveling playing field in commercial real estateNews from MiamiHerald.com (registration): The election put the issue of gender equality once again at the forefront of the national agenda, with the premise that the pay gap between men and women is still vast and beyond our reach. While it is true that challenges still remain toward […]

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Rents rising as real estate market turns corner

Rents rising as real estate market turns cornerNews from Atlanta Journal Constitution: By Michael E. Kanell Monique McKenzie didn’t like it when the landlord raised the rent $ 100 a month on her one-bedroom Midtown apartment. “It was really a pretty substantial jump,” McKenzie, 28, said. And when she looked around the neighborhood, she discovered […]

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Cops: Conn. real estate agent stole for sale signs

Cops: Conn. real estate agent stole for sale signsNews from Boston.com: BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut real estate agent has been charged with stealing a competitor’s for sale signs from the front lawns of area homes. Police say 54-year-old Robert Toth, of Shelton, was charged Wednesday with third-degree larceny and first-degree criminal trespass. Toth […]

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