J Barrett & Co Real Estate logo

Current Real Estate News

Get the latest real estate news!

Niagara Where There Is Always Something To Take In!:

Luxury Real Estate Blog, The real estate market in St. Catharines and Niagara is officially embarking on its busy season, and that means the team members at McGarr Realty are constantly on the go.


Home Staging Tips to Sell Your Home Faster this Spring:

Thu, 15 Apr 2021

Luxury Real Estate Blog, Do you want to increase your chances of selling your home for top dollar this spring? You may be worried that this can prove difficult to pull off because spring is usually when the real estate market is flooded with other people wanting to sell their homes. Fret not. Spring brings with it a flood of home shoppers as well! If you can make your home stand out by using sensible home staging tips, youll be on your way to make a sale! Here are some of them! Accessorize Like a Boss! Youll want to use home accessories that make the home feel inviting and fresh. You can do this by swapping dark hues with lighter ones or even placing some of your personal home accessories in storage. Less is more so be sure to only keep the ones that really give


MLO Jobs; HELOC, Renovation, Jumbo, Sales Products; New Correspondent Investor for Non-QM and QM Loans:

Tue, 13 Apr 2021

Mortgage News Daily - Blogs, Why do all underwriters have soft hair? Because they over-condition! (How do your underwriters feel about bitcoin? Brokers up in Canada are. .) Underwriters are charged with analyzing the 5 Cs of credit (character, capacity, capital, collateral, and conditions) and hope that none of their borrowers go bankrupt. Surprisingly, bankruptcy filings by consumers under Chapter 7. , despite COVID, compared with 2019, while individual filings under Chapter 13 fell 46%. After holding above 50,000 filings a month in 2019 and in the first quarter of 2020, bankruptcy filings have remained below 40,000 a month since last March when the pandemic hit. Say what you will about it, I am sure the stimulus money helps. The credit black box is good for people w.


MLO Jobs; Customer Support, Servicing Products; Upcoming Webinars Cover Everything From Origination to Servicing:

Mon, 12 Apr 2021

Mortgage News Daily - Blogs, On Wednesday, April 14 th , discover how to give Real Estate Investors the tools and flexibility they need to start or grow their real estate investment business with recent enhancements to Carrington Investor Advantage.


75% Of Homes Under Contract at Surfsedge at Indian River Shores:

Thu, 8 Apr 2021

Luxury Real Estate Blog, Courtesy of Jeannette Weiss of. VERO BEACH, FL The unbelievable pace of sales of single-family homes at Surfsedge at Indian River Shores leaves only three sites remaining and with no slowdown in sight, Dale Sorensen Real Estate agent Megan Raasveldt believes a close out is coming soon. "The pace with which our single-family homes are selling is amazing," Raasveldt said.


AE, MLO Jobs; Subservicing, Workflow, Marketing, Processing Tools; FHA News; Events This Week:

Wed, 7 Apr 2021

Mortgage News Daily - Blogs, Our platform enables fast, frictionless, and transparent real estate transactions, and we're seeking ambitious sales professionals to introduce our innovative services to clients across the lender and buyer segments.


Working and Living in Paradise:

Tue, 6 Apr 2021

Luxury Real Estate Blog, Costa Rica is an exotic destination that is known worldwide for its amicable political climate, high quality of life, and beauty that attracts a myriad of tourists, retirees, and investors. Many people think of retiring in paradise as the gold pot at the end of the rainbow, something that will only happen after youve worked hard and made lots of money. But you dont have to wait until you grow old to enjoy the lifestyle you always wanted; in fact, the opposite is true! Many have taken advantage of Costa Ricas competitive prices and decided to start a business here that would be able to both generate income and allow them to fully dive into the pura vida lifestyle. One of the most popular ways of living and working in Costa Rica, especiall.


Residents Of Niagara Embody The Canadian Model:

Tue, 6 Apr 2021

Luxury Real Estate Blog, We love living in Niagara. Our team of real estate experts at McGarr Realty is proud to call Niagara home, and we know how much Niagara is attractive to other regions, for countless reasons. Those include: our regions beauty, the temperate climate, the Niagara real estate market, our highways, proximity to the border, our competent government, and so much more. But lets go back to the Niagara real estate market, and do a little comparison to other regions in Ontario. Every month, the releases figures for the previous month, showing average price received and number of days on the market for each sale in comparison to figures from the previous year. While it appears the overall Canadian market has cooled slightly, with sales taking more da.


Housing for All is Not Aspirational, Its Fair:

Fri, 2 Apr 2021

Luxury Real Estate Blog, Fair housing as a concept began when legislators and practitioners acknowledged that housing policy had not previously been equitable. April is national fair housing month, however, it takes every month of the year and every day of the month to right past wrongs and create housing equity. The American Dream. Having a place to call home that we own remains a cornerstone of the American dream. Home signifies safety and stability for many people and impacts where families send their children to school, where people work and how they get to work, and where they access community services. Homeownership boosts household wealth through equity and appreciation, and over time, provides many other social and economic benefits. It strengthens neighborh.


The Moneyist: My mother visited my sister, who didnt give her breakfast or lunch. She makes $150K. Should I tell her to feed her guests?:

Wed, 31 Mar 2021

MarketWatch, Side note: I think our success bugs them as he points out that our real-estate investments are doing so well. Ive offered to go in with them on a real-estate deal and the answer is always no.


NV Realty Group Announces Sale of Marsh Front Estate For $1.48 Million:

Tue, 30 Mar 2021

Luxury Real Estate Blog, Courtesy of. JOHNS ISLAND, SC - NV Realty Group LLC is proud to announce the sale of 3092 Bohicket Road, Johns Island, South Carolina. The buyers were represented by Lori Claussen of NV Realty Group and the sellers were represented by Daniel Ravenel of Daniel Ravenel Sothebys International Realty. A beautiful, four-bedroom, four-and-one-half bath waterfront country home built on several acres that include southern gardens and woods. Breathtaking. views of the Bohicket River, surrounded by an abundance of wildlife, charming gazebo and large dock. The dock includes a 40-foot floater which can accommodate 60-foot boats, with electrical, water and lighting services. A perfect spot to enjoy fishing and crabbing. There have been major improvements.
Previous versions (2)


Santa Ana: The Quintessential Family Canton:

Mon, 29 Mar 2021

Luxury Real Estate Blog, Santa Ana is a canton of San Jos, the capital of . It is the home of many ex-pats, big companies, free zones, and commercial centers. In the last few years, Santa Ana has become one of the most sought-after areas, especially since the opening of Route 27, where its privileged location has made it a focal point for anyone looking to escape traffic jams and wanting to be close to modern conveniences. However, possesses a unique blend of a modern city with rural charm, an enviable human development index, and an array of educational institutions that make it stand out from other cities in the country. Santa Ana has long been regarded as one of the most family-oriented cities in Costa Rica . If you want to find out why, keep reading! If you ha.


Park City & Heber Valley Housing Market Update March 2021:

Mon, 29 Mar 2021

Luxury Real Estate Blog, Sunset over the Wasatch Back looking down towards our new listing. With March often comes the first preemptive pangs of Spring. These brief respites from mid-winter snow and cold are just enough to get a taste of spring skiing and aprs t-shirt weather, only for snow and mid-winter conditions to quickly return. Based on annual averages March is the snowiest month each season, and while the jury is still out on this season (fingers crossed for some BIG spring storms!) there is no mistaking that March in the real estate world is as busy as ever. Just the other week our Summit Sothebys Park City offices placed over $114,000,000 in real estate under contract, while another $75,000,000 in transactions closed. Despite record low inventory, were


Maui Luxury Home Buying Tips:

Fri, 26 Mar 2021

Luxury Real Estate Blog, Maui Luxury Home Buying Tips. It has been a bit of a challenge in the Maui Luxury real estate market due to low inventory. Visitors have returned to Maui, along with the good weather. Homes on Maui are selling at a quick pace. There are buyers on the side lines waiting for new homes to show up on the market. Luxury home buyers need to be fully prepared in todays market. I hope I can shed some light on steps that should be taken to be competitive in Maui luxury home market. Kula Homes. First of all, when you research the market, the big question is: Where do you want to live on Maui? Are you looking for a ranch home with acreage? Places like Kula, Maui come into mind. , with country style homes to contemporary estates to choose from. Or do yo.


IT Sales, MLO, Ops Jobs; Rate Protection, Broker Products; GSE Changes; Con't Forbearance Improvement:

Fri, 26 Mar 2021

Mortgage News Daily - Blogs, I just finished my weekly 3 minute abs of steel workout, and its time for a rant! A wealth tax? How does the Federal government pull that off? Is an auditor going to ask to see my baseball card collection which accounts for 50 percent of my net worth? Make me pay for an appraisal of my collection of sad-eyed Italian children paintings (on velvet!), which accounts for the other 50 percent? But we all know that someone, sometime, as to pay for the stimulus packages sent out, much of which hasnt even been spent yet, and Fannie & Freddie worsening loan level price adjustments wont cover it. Heck, were still waiting for the adverse market they told us about a while back. Will the Federal government figure out a way to tax the $3 billion


Manuel Antonio Investment Opportunities:

Wed, 24 Mar 2021

Luxury Real Estate Blog, Forbes Magazine declared Manuel Antonio National Park one of the in 2011, and it comes as no surprise. With its paradisiac beaches, a myriad of mangroves, and outstanding mountain ranges, the beauty of this eclectic town is unmatched. This has brought a diversity of visitors to experience the charms of this coastal town in first person; everything from backpackers, retirees, and of course, savvy investors. The divergent topography offering rainforest coupled with hills and beaches give you everything can think of; lively nightlife, quiet and serene communities, and the most beautiful beaches. have made it a priority to adjust to the continuous demands of travelers and visitors, with the municipality investing in its infrastructure by buildi.


MLO Jobs; Sales, Tech., Subservicer Audit Products; Approaching Webinars and Training; Forbearance Numbers Decline Further:

Tue, 23 Mar 2021

Mortgage News Daily - Blogs, Posted To:. Are you looking for signs of the times? The Wall Street Journal, along with supermarket flyers everywhere, tells us that there are more real-estate agents than there are homes for sale in the U.S.! (At the end of January, NAR, viewed by some as a cartel , registered 1.04 million homes for sale, down 26% from a year earlier and the lowest on record going back to 1982, versus 1.45 million members.) Get vaccinated and take down a free Krispy Kreme donut every day for the rest of 2021. Sales of sub 3 oz bottles of shampoo and conditioner are shooting higher, evidence of shutdown emergence. Dont think Big Brother is watching? TSA numbers, produced daily , show passenger numbers are triple where there were a year ago, although still.


Watch Out for These Types of Real Estate Fraud in Canada:

Mon, 22 Mar 2021

Luxury Real Estate Blog, Homeownership is a dream for many. Unfortunately, some people take advantage of this and commit fraud. Even with the COVID-19 pandemic going on, it seems that there is an increased incidence of real estate fraud in Canada. Real Estate Fraud is on the Rise. Plenty of homeowners face challenging financial situations these days due to changes associated with the pandemic. Some have lost their jobs or businesses and are unable to make mortgage payments. Some may be unable to hold on to multiple properties due to increased expenses. In fact, the Canadian Bankers Association reported that 710,000 skipped payments or mortgage deferrals were processed by banks in the last few months. This predicament did not escape the radar of fraudsters and thus,


Defining Common Luxury Real Estate Terms:

Mon, 22 Mar 2021

Luxury Real Estate Blog, Our realtors know everything there is about luxury real estate in Oakville.


Ontario Glossary of Real Estate Terms:

Mon, 22 Mar 2021

Luxury Real Estate Blog, This money is held by a lawyer or a real estate representative until the sale is finalized.


NV Realty Group Announces Sale of Custom 5th Floor Condo for $1.18 Million:

Fri, 19 Mar 2021

Luxury Real Estate Blog, Courtesy of Kathleen Radenbaugh of NV Realty Group. MOUNT PLEASANT, SC - NV Realty Group LLC is proud to announce the sale of 258 Cooper River Drive, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. The buyers were represented by Angelica Niemiec of NV Realty Group and the sellers were represented by Molly Ramey Ratchford of Carolina One Real Estate. With expansive views of the Cooper River, Ravenel Bridge, and Charleston Harbor, this two-bedroom condo provides floor to ceiling windows in every room. There are two terraces, accessible from the great room and second bedroom. The sunsets are breathtaking! The interior features an open concept with a chefs kitchen with bar seating. The kitchen overlooks the family and dining areas, with a custom, walk-in pantr.


HELOC, AE, Non-QM, MLO Jobs; Rental Market Snapshot; Agency News and Price Changes:

Fri, 19 Mar 2021

Mortgage News Daily - Blogs, Lender and Broker Products and Webinars. has expanded its very popular No Ratio program such that the borrower doesnt put income or job on the application for owner-occupied borrowers. The borrower could have opened a business yesterday. No bank statements for income; No tax returns; No P&L and No Accountants letter. No DTI Calculated, up to 75% LTV, Loan Amounts up to $3,000,000. 100% gifts allowed which can include reserves. First-time Homebuyers welcome. Quontic is hosting a webinar titled, Lending Solutions for Unique Borrowers: Quontic Wholesale Lending on Tuesday, March 23. rd. at 2:00pm EST to go over our new enhancements. and/or contact Craig Schimelman with any questions... ...(). Forward this article via email: to someone you know

green grass leading to rocky beach with sailboats in background

Explore TheNorth Shore

footer border