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George DeBuchananne, real estate professional

George DeBuchananne, real estate professionalNews from Washington Post:
George DeBuchananne, 67, who worked in real estate development and construction and was an amateur photographer, died Jan. 26 at Montgomery Hospice’s Casey House in Rockville.
He had lung cancer, said his wife, Vera DeBuchananne.

George D’Aumale DeBuchananne was born in Trenton, N.J., and lived in Tennessee before his family moved to the Washington area in the early 1950s. He graduated from Northwood High School in Silver Spring in 1963.
After serving in the Army in Germany, he received a bachelor’s degree in geography from the University of Maryland in […] Continue Reading…

House Hunting in … Barbados

House Hunting in … BarbadosNews from New York Times:
A FOUR-BEDROOM BEACHFRONT PROPERTY IN ST. JAMES

$ 3.95 MILLION (7.9 MILLION BARBADIAN DOLLARS)
This contemporary home on Barbados’s west coast is nestled between the Caribbean and the island’s oldest house of worship built by settlers, St. James Parish Church, built in 1627. Called Thespina, the half-acre property consists of a two-level house and a single-level cottage several yards away, totaling 4,500 square feet. Both have white stucco facades with pitched shingled roofs. Four decks and patios in the backyard are shrouded by lush tropical gardens. The […] Continue Reading…

Real estate profile, Feb. 12, 2013

Real estate profile, Feb. 12, 2013News from Seattle Post Intelligencer:
The lack of respect for Greenwood shows in the fact that homes there are often listed as being in Phinney Ridge, Green Lake or Ballard. But don’t overlook this Northwest Seattle neighborhood, which features a thriving commercial district and a newly expanded Fred Meyer. Here are four Greenwood homes listed for around $ 450,000, starting with 334 N.W. 76th St. The 1,800-square-foot house, built in 1947, has two bedrooms on the main floor, a family room with a fireplace in the basement, one bathroom, […] Continue Reading…

Listing your home? Check out the latest real estate buzzwords

Listing your home? Check out the latest real estate buzzwordsNews from Fox News:
Winter is considered “off season” in the real estate world, but that doesn’t mean that buyers aren’t still out there. Even in December, when everybody was busy racing around to get ready for the holidays, the number of home sales — including existing homes, foreclosure resales and new home sales — was 8.7 percent higher than in the same month in 2011.
One way to make your home stand out from others during the winter doldrums is to choose words that jump out […] Continue Reading…

Q & A

Q & ANews from New York Times:
Altering Co-op Share Allocations

Q I live in a Manhattan co-op, and I believe my monthly maintenance is disproportionately high compared with other similar apartments, because the number of shares assigned to my unit is higher than for other apartments. The co-op board says the share allocation, assigned by the builder in the late 1940s, cannot be altered. Is this true?
A Lawrence Chaifetz, a Manhattan co-op and condominium lawyer, said that the number of shares allocated to each apartment must bear a “relative and reasonable relationship” to the value […] Continue Reading…

Rosewood Property seeks new deals, higher profile in Dallas real estate market

Rosewood Property seeks new deals, higher profile in Dallas real estate marketNews from Dallas Morning News:
The property business founded by the family of Dallas businesswoman Caroline Rose Hunt has had a much lower profile since the 1980s, when Rosewood Property Co. built the huge Crescent complex in Uptown and founded the luxury Rosewood hotel chain.
Now Rosewood Property is expanding its reach with a varied portfolio of new investments and several projects in North Texas.
“We want to build our brand,” said Bill Flaherty, who was hired in 2011 by the family to head up the […] Continue Reading…

Noted Real Estate Agent Donald Jackson Dies At 80

Noted Real Estate Agent Donald Jackson Dies At 80News from Hartford Courant:
In the world of Manchester-area real estate, Donald Jackson was known to many as “The Fox.”
Jackson, 80, died Jan. 16 and is remembered for his work ethic, shrewd business practices and patience as both a real estate agent and a father of three daughters.
“He was very, very well-respected in real estate and he was probably a top Manchester agent until the mid- to late-90’s,” said Michael White, a real estate broker at D.W. Fish Real Estate and a friend of Jackson’s for 30 […] Continue Reading…

Peter Morton serves up real estate buys, including Elvis’ estate

Peter Morton serves up real estate buys, including Elvis’ estateNews from Los Angeles Times:

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Fit for the KingThe former Trousdale Estates home of Elvis and Priscilla Presley was leased out, then sold. (Simon Berlyn /February 5, 2013)

By Lauren Beale
February 5, 2013, 3:24 p.m.

Hard Rock cafe co-founder Peter Morton has made his mark on L.A.’s real estate scene of late, buying the old Elvis Presley estate in Beverly Hills at year…………… continues on Los Angeles Times
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Boerum Hill is new Brooklyn king of real estate: Nabe crowned boro’s pricest nabe

Boerum Hill is new Brooklyn king of real estate: Nabe crowned boro’s pricest nabeNews from New York Daily News:Giancarli, Alfred Freelance, NYDN
A block in Boerum Hill.

Boerum Hill is Brooklyn’s new king of ritz – dethroning DUMBO as the borough’s priciest neighborhood.
Once one of the borough’s grittiest areas, deep-pocketed homebuyers are now joining the likes of actress Michelle Williams gobbling up seven-figure brownstones on Boerum Hill’s quiet leafy blocks off the trendy Atlantic Ave. shopping strip.
Propertyshark.com last week named Boerum Hill number six on its list of the ten top city neighborhoods ranked by median […] Continue Reading…

Denver-area real estate brokerages have gone high tech

Denver-area real estate brokerages have gone high techNews from Denver Post:

Left, technology trainer Ryan Windsor and Shaun White, vice president of corporate communications, discuss technology training programs at the video production studio at RE/MAX International. Thanks to new software and such innovations as electronic signatures, Denver-area real estate brokerages are changing the way homes are bought and sold. (Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post)

It’s not your father’s real estate brokerage anymore.
Denver-area brokerages have gone high tech, with Re/Max and HomeSmart among those firms giving agents better and quicker information, as well as providing home buyers […] Continue Reading…