Monthly Archives: March 2015

Dominate Real Estate Investing in 2013: Grab 300+ Cash Buyers in One Week (Part 2 of 4)


Wall Street Journal (blog)

Joel Marcus of Alexandria Real Estate on the Biotech Boom
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Biopharmaceutical venture capital investment climbed from $4.52 billion in 2013 to $5.29 billion in 2014, a 17% increase, according to Dow Jones VentureSource. Joel Marcus, chief executive of Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc., has been in biotech ...

Real Estate/Estate Agents, what are the questions buyers SHOULD be asking you, but aren't?

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:27:27 -0700

[edit]: These answers are awesome. Also, RIP my inbox =)

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New Jersey Real Estate-21 Taylor Avenue, $125,000


Wall Street Journal (blog)

Joel Marcus of Alexandria Real Estate on the Biotech Boom
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Biopharmaceutical venture capital investment climbed from $4.52 billion in 2013 to $5.29 billion in 2014, a 17% increase, according to Dow Jones VentureSource. Joel Marcus, chief executive of Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc., has been in biotech ...

I am Joshua Hunt. My company, TRELORA, has created the first home search site that lets buyers see the commissions being offered to their real estate agents. Now, the local MLS is trying to stop us. -- Ask Me Anything!

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:32:41 -0800

My company, TRELORA, is a full-service, commission-free real estate brokerage.

Our mission is to make the home buying and selling process more transparent by allowing buyers and sellers to see exactly how much money is being allocated to agent commissions on each listing. We launched www.search.trelora.com this week and, within hours, received a cease and desist letter from the local MLS, REColorado. They are stating that the commission being offered by the seller to pay the buyer’s agent is “content developed by others” and therefore should not be visible to the buyer. We believe, because a buyer’s check at the closing table actually pays for everything (including commissions), that all buyers deserve to know where their money is really going.

I would love to answer your questions about transparency in real estate transactions, broker commissions, or a commission-free brokerage model.

I’ll begin answering questions at 7 PM Eastern, and continue for about an hour!

EDIT: Thanks for all your questions, this has been a lot of fun! If you have other questions, we are easy to find and you can call the office at any time!

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Intro to hassle-free cashflow real estate investing- Part 1


Press-Enterprise

RIVERSIDE: Reinvention turns key for Murray Real Estate
Press-Enterprise
In January, Murray leased 3,800 square feet of space in Appian Escrow Building, 3771 Arlington Ave., Riverside. Murray Real Estate is going to operate an “independently independent” business sans franchise fees. Real estate agents are being selected to ...
4 questions to ask before choosing a real estate agentChicago Tribune
5 Reasons Why Community Pages Are a Must for Real Estate WebsitesRisMedia.com (press release)
Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Geoff Hartle, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaGayapolis

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Real Estate/Estate Agents, what are the questions buyers SHOULD be asking you, but aren't?

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:27:27 -0700

[edit]: These answers are awesome. Also, RIP my inbox =)

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Real estate for sale in Plainfield City New Jersey – MLS# 3185388


Fitch: Poly Real Estate's IDR Not Impacted by Higher Leverage
Reuters
(The following statement was released by the rating agency) HONG KONG, March 29 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings says that China-based Poly Real Estate Group Company Limited's (Poly) higher leverage as at end-2014 has no impact its Long-Term ...

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JFK - long-hidden footage of second shooter to be aired this week. Texas real-estate developer Stephen Bowen claims to have video.

Sun, 24 Nov 2013 08:31:36 -0800

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Bird dogs are CRITICAL in real estate investing – Peter Vekselman


A Guide to Scientology's Most Ostentatious Real Estate
Gizmodo
Empire-building has been part of many a religious group's strategy throughout history. But no one does it better than Scientology. The documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, which debuts on HBO tonight, offers the first in-depth ...

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Feinstein's Husband to make millions in USPS real estate transactions.

Sat, 01 Mar 2014 17:17:25 -0800

http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/blum.asp

The US has entered into a contract with a real estate firm to sell 56 buildings that currently house U.S. Post Offices. The government has decided it no longer needs these buildings, most of which are located on prime land in towns and cities across the country. The sale of these properties will fetch about $19 billion.

A regular real estate commission will be paid to the company that was given the exclusive listing for handling the sales.

That company is CRI and it belongs to a man named Richard Blum. Richard Blum is the husband of Senator Dianne Feinstein. (Most voters and many of the government people who approved the deal have not made the connection between the two because they have different last names).

Senator Feinstein and her husband stand to make a fortune (EST at between $950 million and $1.1 billion) from these transactions. His company is the sole real estate on the sale. CRI will be making a minimum of 3% and as much as 6% commission on each and every sale. All of the properties that are being sold are all fully paid for. They were purchased with U.S. taxpayers dollars.

The U.S.P.S. is allowed free and clear, tax exempt use. The only cost to keep them open is the cost to actually keep the doors open and the heat and lights on. The United States Postal Service doesn't even have to pay county property taxes on these subject properties. QUESTION? Would you put your house in foreclosure just because you couldn't afford to pay the electric bill?

Well, the folks in Washington have given the Post Office the OK to do it. Worse yet, most of the net proceeds of the sales will go back to the U.S.P.S, an organization that is so poorly managed that they have lost $117 billion dollars in the past 10 years.

No one in the mainstream media is even raising an eyebrow over the conflict of interest and on the possibility of corruption on the sale of billions of dollars worth of public assets. How does a U.S. Senator from San Francisco manage to get away with organizing and lobbying such a sweet deal? Has our government become so elitist that they have no fear of oversight? And it's no mere coincidence that these two public service crooks have different last names; a feeble attempt at avoiding transparency in these type of transactions.

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New Jersey Real Estate Transaction Attorneys Wayne Lawyer 6555


MyCentralJersey.com

Lori Miller joins Kessler & Kuker real estate
MyCentralJersey.com
FRANKLIN (Somerset) – Jon Kessler and John Chludzinski, broker/partners at Kuker & Kessler Real Estate, announced that Lori Miller has joined the firm's Franklin Park office. “Lori has joined our staff after a brief stint with a local real estate chain ...

How to sell off real estate without getting killed in capital gains? (FL)

Tue, 15 Oct 2013 06:13:00 -0700

I have a few properties I'm looking to sell off. Currently, my taxable income is extremely low. (under 20K) What is the best way to sell of these properties without getting killed in capital gains tax?

Notes. -I don't need the money. It will be invested when I cash out. -There is no state income tax in FL. -I could space this out over the course of 2 fiscal years.

Edit: -I currently live in one of the properties. -3 in all will be sold. (all multifamily homes not sure if that matters) -I don't want to reinvest it in real estate. I will be moving out of state for work in two years. I don't want to invest right away in a new property in a new state.I want to make sure I like it there first. -I will most definitely talk to my financial adviser and CPA before I do anything. -Is there something like a 1031 but into some other type of investment (not real estate)? *These properties are owned out right. Can I Mortgage them out, then sell them and pay off the mortgage?

Sorry for strange formatting... Doing this from a cracked phone. Will edit again as I find more information request.

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REAL ESTATE INVESTING MENTOR & COACHING


Real Estate Deals of the Year 2015 winners revealed
San Francisco Business Times (blog)
Buy. Sell. Lease. Salesforce did it all last year in executing a thrilling real estate strategy to build a major corporate campus in the emerging Transbay neighborhood. The man behind that strategy is Ford Fish, described by peers as steady, competent ...

The Nexus 4 actually has more screen real estate than the Nexus 5

Fri, 01 Nov 2013 02:31:30 -0700

Guys, look at the first 2 minutes of this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QHkv-bSlds

Like all 5 inch 1080p devices, the Nexus 5 reports to the Android OS to be a 480PPI device while it is truly 440PPI. This actually means that the Android OS thinks these displays are physically smaller than they are, and UI elements on 5 inch phones are needlessly large (by UI guideline standards).

As a consequence, the actual screen real-estate available to apps (expressed in density independent pixels) is 640x360 compared to the Nexus 4's 640x 384. So the Nexus 4 has just as much vertical real-estate while having more horizontal real estate.

tl;dr: Because of the way Android works, the Nexus 4 can fit more stuff on its screen at once compared to all 5inch phones out there.

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How to Use the 50% Rule to Analyze a MultiFamily Investment Property


MiamiHerald.com

South Florida's real-estate market built on strong foundation, industry ...
MiamiHerald.com
One speaker, longtime commercial broker Jack Lowell, donned a top hat and a pair of rose-tinted glasses to illustrate the prevailing attitude of many real-estate professionals at the South Florida Real Estate Summit. Lowell also pulled out a bottle of ...

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Gallup: Poor Americans think Gold is the best long term investment, other Americans think it's real estate

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:03:10 -0700

This gallup poll asks Americans "What is the best long term investment?"

That real-estate-as-top-pick view largely applies to upper-income Americans, living in households with incomes of $75,000 and over. Gallup found that 31% of those in the lower-income bracket — living on less than $30,000 — believe gold is the best investment option, followed by real estate, at 28%, and stocks, at 13%.

In between, those on incomes of $30,000 to $74,999 give gold, stocks and real estate equal billing at 26%

http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2014/04/21/poor-americans-pick-gold-over-stocks-as-the-best-investment/?link=sfmw_fb

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154 Natick Trail, Brick, NJ 08724-New Jersey Real Estate


Capital New York

Madison Square Garden to spin off sports, real estate and entertainment ...
Capital New York
The Madison Square Garden Company filed paperwork indicating its intention to split the company in two with the Securities and Exchange Commission Friday afternoon. (The filing can be read here: http://1.usa.gov/1Nk1QU3.) The new company, referred to ...

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denver_realtor here. Let's talk about the Denver real estate market. AMA!

Sun, 23 Mar 2014 09:01:31 -0700

Hi Reddit! denver_realtor here.

I’m a Realtor with a real estate brokerage firm in Denver (I’m not going to mention them, but you’ve certainly heard the name), and I’ve been helping buyers and sellers buy and sell homes throughout the Denver metro area for the last 9+ years.

Here are some stats for the Denver market in 2013:

Number of sales: 62,256

Average sold price: $303,621

Median sold price: $251,000

Average days on market: 52

Average sale price to original list price ratio: 98.5%

Let’s talk about the Denver real estate market. AMA!

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EDIT:

Wow, lots of responses! First off, I should have noted that as a Realtor I focus primarily on buying and selling – not renting. I’m not very familiar with the rental market so I may not be much help for those questions. I’ll answer what I can though.

I'm working my way through your questions as quickly as possible. I’ll be in and out today, so please be patient. What I can’t get to in the afternoon I’ll try to get to tonight. Thanks!

EDIT2:

Signing off for a few hours but keep posting questions and I'll be happy to answer them as quickly as I can when I return this evening!

EDIT3:

Thanks Reddit! This has been a lot of fun! Signing off for the evening, feel free to PM me with any additional questions! Let's do this again sometime!

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5 EPIC FAILS of Real Estate Investing History


San Francisco Business Times (blog)

Real Estate Deals of the Year 2015 winners revealed
San Francisco Business Times (blog)
The cloud computing giant signed the biggest office lease in San Francisco's history, taking 714,000 square feet in the tallest office building west of Chicago — the 1,070-foot Transbay Tower under construction at 415 Mission St., which will be ...

While house hunting, I found a dream home. However, the house had a high property tax rate. When I asked the real estate agent why the rate was high, she told me about religious "camps" in the county which built neighborhoods within them for their members. Their members live property tax free.

Mon, 10 Sep 2012 11:31:55 -0700

These camps are owned by a religious group. Entire neighborhoods have been built in these camps. MANY people are living there and according to this real estate agent, no one on this property pays property taxes. Because these people don't pay taxes, the surrounding neighbors have to pay more taxes to make up the difference.

The house I'm looking at has over $12k in property tax, and it's only valued at roughly $170k. Neighboring properties pay the same (one was at $10k, the other was at $11k).

Can religious groups really get away with this?

Links: http://www.riverreporter.com/issues/04-08-26/head3-relations.html (thanks to sandflea)

EDIT: I removed any indication of which religious group owns this land to prevent this thread from becoming a bash-fest against a particular religious group.

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