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From Weed Mansions to CBD Restaurants, the New World of Luxury Cannabis Is Here:

Robb Report, With recreational use of marijuana now legal in 10 US states and Washington, DC, plus all of Canada, and market research firm BDS Analytics estimating that legit cannabis products accounted for $12.2 billion in global sales last year, upscale retailers, restaurants, chocolatiers and even real-estate developers want in on the action.

Energy Efficiency Brings Buyers, More Agents Say:

Fri, 19 Apr 2019

Realtor Magazine, NAR offers the GREEN designation for real estate professionals to get advanced training in green building and sustainable business practices to help market properties with green features and respond to client questions.

REALTOR Joins White House Opportunity Zone Kick-Off:

Fri, 19 Apr 2019

Realtor Magazine, The tax incentive intended to revitalize struggling areas by focusing investment dollars shows promise.

CBRE names Leah Stearns CFO:

Tue, 16 Apr 2019

HousingWire, Grochs primary duties will now be to lead the companys merger-and-acquisition activities and allocating capital into its real estate investments businesses, the company explained in a press release.

Dealing with Bully Offers in a Hot Market:

Tue, 16 Apr 2019

Realty Times, Canadian real estate markets have generally cooled down during the last year, but there are always popular neighborhoods where bidding wars between buyers end up frustrating potential homeowners.

David Stevens abruptly resigns from Radian's board of directors:

Mon, 15 Apr 2019

HousingWire, Just last month Radian announced that David Stevens, the former head of the Federal Housing Administration and the Mortgage Bankers Association, would be joining its board of directors. But now, just three weeks later, Stevens is out for reasons unknown.

Staged to Sell: A Virtual Transformation:

Mon, 15 Apr 2019

Realtor Magazine, Photo Credit: VHT Studios / Chrissy Barrett. The real estate professional: Cris Grayson, broker associate at Baird & Warner in Glen Ellyn, Ill. About the home: The five-bedroom home in Glen Ellyn, Ill., was built in 1975. The home has been meticulously maintained, and the homeowners had recently made some updates to the interior as well. It is listed for $569,900. Grayson wanted to make sure the online presentation of the home would appeal to the widest buyer pool. Graysons tips:. Dont skimp on photography. Grayson places a high value on quality photography for her listings. She uses a professional photographer who is trained specifically on taking real estate photos through VHT Studios, a national real estate photography firm. A good real

Can Net Zero Help Reinvent Cities?:

Mon, 15 Apr 2019

Realtor Magazine, NAR offers the GREEN designation, which provides real estate professionals with advanced training in green building and sustainable business practices to help market properties with green features.

Washington REALTORS Fight Off Bill to Limit Dual Agency:

Mon, 15 Apr 2019

Realtor Magazine, The state association helped kill a legislative proposal to prohibit commercial practitioners from representing both sides in a transaction.

Preparing to Buy Your New Home 5 Things You Must Know:

Sun, 14 Apr 2019

Realty Times, Buying a new home is an investment in your future, but is it right for you right now? There are a few things to consider before taking the real estate plunge. This is a large investment, and it should never be rash. Location! Location! Location! Be sure to look into the local school district. If you have children, it goes without saying that the quality of the school is key to your child's educational experience. The school evaluation, however, also includes the quality of the grounds and facilities. This is a major structure in the neighborhood and its condition can affect the surrounding property values. For childless homeowners, the school districts are still a factor. Because the school quality influences home buying decisions, it has a.

Resources Real Estate Introduces The Reserve at Fair Haven New Community:

Fri, 12 Apr 2019

Luxury Real Estate Blog, FAIR HAVEN, NJ - Resources Real Estate has announced its representation of a new residential project, The Reserve at Fair Haven, a new community from K M Hughes Fine Homes. The project is currently in development with anticipated completion in Fall 2019. The Reserve at Fair Haven is a community of 5 traditionally inspired modern homes in the heart of Fair Haven, one of Monmouth County's premier communities offering exceptional schools and close proximity to shopping, dining and easy access to NYC.

Seeing It All When Viewing Property:

Fri, 12 Apr 2019

Realty Times, Buyers who rely on what they see and dont ask their real estate professional key questions, often see less that the whole picture regarding suitability and value when touring a listing. PJ Wade shares Six Essential Questions for Seeing It All When Viewing Property. When buyers attend an open house or view a listed property with a real estate professional, its what buyers dont see that may be most important. When buyers rely on what they see and dont ask their real estate professional key questions, they may come away with less than the whole picture regarding the suitability and value of that listing. To start with, its essential to view listed properties with a professional who is working for you, not the seller . At first meeting w.

Here Are the 21st Centurys Best Supercars (So Far):

Fri, 12 Apr 2019

Robb Report, Despite the economic downturn in 2008, Hagerty says that collector cars outperformed the real estate and stock market between 2005 and 2009.

2018 Set Record for Commercial/Multifamily Lending:

Thu, 11 Apr 2019

Mortgage News Daily - Blogs, Posted To: MND NewsWire. Multifamily properties led the list of investments in what was a record year of of commercial and multifamily lending in 2018. Commercial and multifamily mortgage bankers closed $573.9 billion in loans during the year according to results from a Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) survey. The total represents an 8 percent increase from the volume in 2017. Multifamily lending accounted for $266.4 billion in lending volume . This category was followed by office buildings, retail properties, industrial, hotel/motel and health care. Ninety-six percent of the volume was in senior lien lending. The largest source of funding at $174.0 billion was commercial bank portfolios followed by the government sponsored enterprises (GS.

Foreclosure Filings Went Up Last Month, But:

Thu, 11 Apr 2019

Realtor Magazine, CoreLogic, another real estate research company, recently showed foreclosures at their lowest rate in 19 years.

Top Tips to Make Your Offer Stick:

Tue, 9 Apr 2019

Realty Times, Its that time again, when the Spring real estate market starts to get hot (or gets even hotter, depending on how steamy your particular corner of the world is). Multiple-offer situations and selling prices that soar over asking prices are great for sellers, not so much for buyers. If youre looking for an edge to ensure you get the home you want, we have some tips. Work with the right real estate agent. You cant underestimate the experience and skills of a quality real estate agent. Not only will a great agent be able to guide you toward the best properties for you, but also may be able to use their network to identify homes that arent even be on the market yet or to work closely with an agent to get your offer accepted. Make sure your of.

Report: Climate Change Affecting Investors Decisions:

Tue, 9 Apr 2019

Realtor Magazine, Some real estate investment managers are completing mapping exercises to understand the current and future risks of climate change to their properties, such as sea level rises, flooding, heavy rainfall, extreme heat, wildfires, and hurricanes.

Framingham's Pam Richardson won't seek another term on City Council:

Mon, 8 Apr 2019

Beverly Citizen - Wicked Local (United States), In late March, At-large City Councilor Cheryl Tully Stoll also announced she will not run for re-election, citing the increasing demands of her new job as marketing director for a commercial real estate firm.

Cold Calling in Real Estate Under Fire in New Lawsuit:

Mon, 8 Apr 2019

Realtor Magazine, In the complaint, Valdes alleges that the real estate companies provide specific instructions to its real estate professionals to call consumers who have previously listed their properties for sale with other real estate professionals.

Realty Times Remembers Long-Time Contributor, Benny L. Kass:

Fri, 5 Apr 2019

Realty Times, It is with great sadness and reflection that we announce the passing of Benny L. Kass, a long-time Realty Times contributor and author of the weekly Housing Counsel column with The Washington Post for nearly 30 years. Mr. Kass was the senior partner with the Washington, DC law firm of KASS LEGAL GROUP, PLLC, and a specialist in such real estate legal areas as commercial and residential financing, closings, foreclosures and workouts. Mr. Kass was a Charter Member of the College of Community Association Attorneys, and wrote extensively about community association issues. In addition, he was a member of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. In this capacity, he was involved in the development of almost all of the Comm.

Amid Another Sluggish Quarter, the Manhattan Real Estate Market Finds a $20 Million-Plus Silver Lining:

Thu, 4 Apr 2019

Robb Report, However, in the highest tiers of the real estate market, the Mansion Tax will is expected to increase buyer costs substantially.

Capital Markets; Disclosure, FHA Products; Primer on Servicing Values:

Thu, 4 Apr 2019

Mortgage News Daily - Blogs, NASA has taken another step to make interplanetary living a reality, naming the top three finalists for its ongoing. 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge. . I am sure building something on the moon or Mars is expensive, and the taxpayer foots the bill. But here on earth, how do small and mid-sized builders obtain financing for their projects? Heres a list. ... Altisource recently launched its FHA bundled product , offering comprehensive and customized asset management services utilizing the Altisource suite of servicing products. At the center of this offering is an FHA modeling tool, which allows servicers to accurately project costs and determine marketing strategy to reduce losses on properties. ...( read more ). Forward this article via email: S.

Agent Warns Peers About Fake Buyer on Facebook:

Mon, 1 Apr 2019

Realtor Magazine, The real estate professional in Charlotte, N.C., said she believes a man posing as a prospective buyer was targeting female agents.

How Well Do You Know Millennial Buyers?:

Mon, 1 Apr 2019

Realtor Magazine, Millennials also rely on real estate agents when completing a home purchase, with younger millennials between the ages of 21 and 28 being more likely than any other age group to use an agent's services.

5 Reasons to Add a Pool When Building a House:

Fri, 29 Mar 2019

Realty Times, Finding the home of your dreams can be extremely difficult on the real estate market. The best houses are only available for a few days, and they still likely would not satisfy all of your wants and desires. There is no reason to spend months redesigning an existing home when you can just build a completely new home. This is the only way to truly get the house you have always wanted. While the design of the house will be your primary focus during construction, you need to make sure to add a pool to the backyard. These are the five best reasons to build a house with a pool. Great Form of Exercise. Finding time to get to the gym can be really difficult when life gets hectic, but you will never have to worry about that if you have a pool in the.