Monthly Archives: April 2015

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CNBC

The world's hottest luxury real estate market is...
CNBC
The Canadian city of Toronto was the hottest luxury real estate market in 2014, bucking a slowing trend in the world's top property hubs, according to a new report from Christie's International Real Estate. In 2014, year-on-year luxury real estate ...
$100 million for a home? Luxury buyers reach a new thresholdThe Seattle Times
Why Toronto is 'hottest' city in the world for real estate for the ultra-richToronto Star
Toronto ranked world's hottest luxury real estate market with 37% surge in ...Financial Post
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Here's me bitching about the real estate market in Austin

Wed, 10 Apr 2013 08:23:25 -0700

So before I begin, let me just say I was born in Austin in 84. Sure, my parents came from California a couple years before, but I've been here my whole life.

I got married a couple years ago and me and my wife have been saving for our first house. We have the money, but this real estate market has made it almost impossible for us to buy a house.

Let me give you some examples of what happens when we like a house that we see online:

20% of the time, the house is already pending (even though it had just been posted the previous day)

30% of the time, I go out with our realtor, by myself, and then the house is already pending before my wife can come see it (the next morning, so within 18 hours). I'm starting to realize I should just put a bid on the house just assuming my wife will also want it.

20% of the time, we put in an offer above asking price, and we get out-bid. For instance we just put an offer of 195k on a 193k asking price, and got out-bid.

The rest of the time, we just end up not liking the house.

So, in conclusion, does anyone have a 3-4 bedroom house in South Austin for under $200k that they're gonna sell this summer?

ITS A GREAT FUCKING MARKET, IF YOU'RE SELLING! (and shitty shitty shitty if you're buying)

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REAL ESTATE INVESTING | Money | Government Grants


TechCrunch

The Facebook Effect (On Real Estate Prices)
TechCrunch
The effect on the prices of surrounding real estate has been profound. If you look at the chart below, published last week in the Almanac and Palo Alto Weekly, the price increases are mainly concentrated in Menlo Park and the neighboring city of East ...

seeing a lot of people frustrated with brokers and finding apartments. im an ex real estate broker who can explain the ins and outs of the real estate biz and can help you not get screwed by a broker or landlords/mgmt!

Fri, 21 Jun 2013 17:15:19 -0700

i first posted a big, long wordy post about how brokers often can screw you over when it comes to real estate in manhattan. however, i know many of you have questions and would like advice/are curious about finding apartments and how it works. (please note, i only worked in manhattan, so generally i can give advice, but mostly about manhattan and brooklyn, as i dont know as much about bronx, queens, and staten island.)

finding real estate is hard, especially in nyc and even moreso during summer. i used to be a successful real estate broker who quit because of pressure by my bosses to get more deals and placed money over customers. real estate is a big business - after all, EVERYONE needs a place to live. however, that also means that people will get screwed over, and you cant screw people over when it comes to the place where they will live and sign a lease locking them in to living at the same place, sometimes for up to two or even sometimes 3 years. seeing people get screwed over angers me a lot, so i want to help out and maybe shed some light about how things go down in the real estate world. (text post, so i dont get karma or whatever. i really dont care about that, i just want to help out.)

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7 different Types of Owner Financing, tested Secrets’ of real estate Investors


National Real Estate Investor

Real Estate Vs. Dividend Growth Investing
Seeking Alpha
Income is key and two predominant ways of achieving this income is from real estate (through rents) or the stock market through dividends. Personally I use both and there are definitely advantages and disadvantages of both vehicles of which we will ...
Foreign Real Estate Investors Look for U.S. PartnersNational Real Estate Investor
How to Successfully Invest in Real EstateCrowdfunding Beat
Insider Acquisition: Mark Reiling Purchased 6500 Shares of Investors Real ...OctaFinance.com
Jewish Journal -RealEstateRama (press release) -Dakota Financial News
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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!

Verification has been sent to mods.

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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Pennsylvania & New Jersey Real Estate Today


MLive.com

NAI Wisinski opens a Kalamazoo commercial real estate office
MLive.com
-Kara Schroer - the Realtor associate has more than 10 years of experience in commercial real estate, with an emphasis on office and healthcare sales/leasing and vacant land sales. The Three Rivers native has a bachelor's degree in economics from St.

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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Real estate for sale in Readington Twp. New Jersey – MLS# 3178217


Wall Street Journal

A Real-Estate Scion Makes His Own Way
Wall Street Journal
When Paul Massey III was attending St. Lawrence University in 2011, he talked to his father about working for the family business, the commercial real-estate sales brokerage Massey Knakal Realty Services. Paul Massey Jr. told his son that it was fine ...

Mum telling off an idiot real estate agent.

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:31:39 -0700

I'm helping my mum buy a house at the moment and most of the real estate agents have been pretty good, but today we dealt with a real idiot. First, a little set up.

There will be 4 people living in the house: my mum, my grandmother, my husband and me. I'm my grandmother's full time carer and my husband and I can't afford a place of our own with room for grandma, so we live with my mum. As a result, we're after a 3, preferably 4, bedroom place. Either my mum or I have explained our situation to every real estate agent we've contacted. Most agents actually listen to us, but this guy today was a real piece of work.

He was an older guy, probably mid 60s and a real "good ol boy". We made it pretty clear to him after he mentioned kids at the first house that they were not a factor in our house hunt, but he knew better, of course. He kept bingoing me all though looking at the first house and then at the 2nd house till I flat out told him "Just shut up about kids, ok? I'm here to look at houses, not talk about babies" to which I just got a condescending smirk before he turned his back on me to bingo my mum! The conversation went a little like this:

Agent: "Don't worry, you'll be a grandma in the next year or so. She's nearly at the age where popping out a rugrat will be all she thinks about."

Mum: "I think my daughter knows her thoughts on kids better than you do."

Agent: "Trust me, I know women and you all want babies eventually."

That really pissed my mum off. She looked him dead in the eye and said "You know, if you actually listened to your clients instead of being a condescending dick, you'd probably have made enough commission to have retired by now." and we walked out.

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BNP Paribas Real Estate: Investing in London guide 2015


Wall Street Journal

In Real-Estate Tech Firms, Europe Plays Catchup With US
Wall Street Journal
Startups in Europe's real-estate market that offer virtual-reality tours, online leasing marketplaces and other technology services are catching investors' eyes, but they will have to outmuscle more established, better-funded U.S. companies to succeed.

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What's the most messed up thing you've seen a real estate agent do/say?

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 11:17:35 -0700

Last year when i was looking for a pet friendly place in Somerville, I had not one, but three agencies seriously suggest that I put my dog down to help find me a place. Joking or not that's still messed up right? What are your real estate stories?

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Canadian vs. US Real Estate Investing – Stop 1: Milton, Ontario


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Real estate in these 'energy cities' is about to get hit
CNBC
Prime office real estate in some of the world's leading cities is about to take a hit from the falling price of oil, a new report has found. The report, released this month by property specialists DTZ, has identified 18 key "energy cities" around the ...

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The necessity of real estate in plans for FI?

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:39:25 -0800

I'm currently reading the Automatic Millionaire Homeowner by David Bach. I think a lot of his statements are problematic, but I can't deny that the majority of people who've become FI seem to have a heavy involvement with real estate. Maybe it's just confirmation bias though. Therefore, I'm wondering if anyone has become FI (or is on the way to becoming FI) without significantly personally investing in real estate (I don't consider REITs, just people who own property and are landlords or use a property management company).

If real estate is necessary (or at least, makes the journey much shorter), how does someone with absolutely no knowledge go about getting started? Is it just a matter of having the discipline to save up a down payment and then hiring a property management company? Or should you learn how to do home repairs and buy fixer-uppers? If the latter, how do you learn those skills, assuming you don't have any friends or relatives to show you how -- do you just sign up for classes at the local community college?

Edit: I'm in Canada -- does that change your advice in any way? I live in one of the big cities with heated markets, and some people are predicting a cool off if oil prices stay low, which is why my interest has been piqued.

Edit #2: I've seen some interesting answers. Here's another discussion point: How long will it take (or did it take) for you to reach FI? For further clarification: a) did you use real estate? b) how big was your portfolio when you reached your goal? c) what's your current "passive" monthly income?

Feel free to answer some or none of those questions if they're too intrusive!

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Real estate for sale in Wanaque Boro New Jersey – MLS# 3200704


Inman.com

2 startups charge flat fees for listings, revamping the real estate brokerage ...
Inman.com
He decided to get a jump on what he saw coming by founding Redefy, a Denver-based real estate franchise that lists homes for a flat fee of $2,500 (for homes under $1 million) for full service. Since beginning franchising in January 2014, Redefy has 103 ...

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Horrendous interview with a real estate agent. I'm still in shock. Venting...

Tue, 03 Dec 2013 14:55:48 -0800

This nutcase wants to pay $50 flat for 50-100 images for each property... uploaded within 24 hours... in an area where the homes go for Millions of dollars. She also wants all of the photos to be uploaded to a website she wants me to build for her, needs all of her social media to be updated with each property, and wants me to do some videography for the properties as well. Then she went on about how many international Asian clients she has... and apparently according to her, "Asians love blondes and the color blue. So always wear blue when you are in front of the clients, since you are a brunette." After that she made a comment about how unprofessional my bangs are. My bangs aren't edgy or unprofessional, they're more Zooey Deschanel. I'm so disgusted!! Are all real estate agents insane like this?? This is the first agent I've met with. Previously I've worked with clients who were privately selling their homes... wth?

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Real Estate Investing Direct Mail Lead Generation PART 2 by the master Chris Chico


Wall Street Journal

A Real-Estate Scion Makes His Own Way
Wall Street Journal
When Paul Massey III was attending St. Lawrence University in 2011, he talked to his father about working for the family business, the commercial real-estate sales brokerage Massey Knakal Realty Services. Paul Massey Jr. told his son that it was fine ...

Here's me bitching about the real estate market in Austin

Wed, 10 Apr 2013 08:23:25 -0700

So before I begin, let me just say I was born in Austin in 84. Sure, my parents came from California a couple years before, but I've been here my whole life.

I got married a couple years ago and me and my wife have been saving for our first house. We have the money, but this real estate market has made it almost impossible for us to buy a house.

Let me give you some examples of what happens when we like a house that we see online:

20% of the time, the house is already pending (even though it had just been posted the previous day)

30% of the time, I go out with our realtor, by myself, and then the house is already pending before my wife can come see it (the next morning, so within 18 hours). I'm starting to realize I should just put a bid on the house just assuming my wife will also want it.

20% of the time, we put in an offer above asking price, and we get out-bid. For instance we just put an offer of 195k on a 193k asking price, and got out-bid.

The rest of the time, we just end up not liking the house.

So, in conclusion, does anyone have a 3-4 bedroom house in South Austin for under $200k that they're gonna sell this summer?

ITS A GREAT FUCKING MARKET, IF YOU'RE SELLING! (and shitty shitty shitty if you're buying)

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Private Real Estate Investors Lending in Bergen County, New Jersey


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Billions of Dollars of Real Estate at Risk to Wildfire, Experts Say
NBCNews.com
Seeking the beauty of nature, Americans just can't stop building houses among trees that will, sooner or later, go up in flames. "It is truly a when, not if," Sean McVay, a homeowner in Evergreen, Colorado, said of the threat that a wildfire will tear ...

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Real estate agents of Brisbane, why does all your outdoor advertising have a picture of your stupid face on it?

Mon, 03 Nov 2014 13:31:56 -0800

Seriously. Is it a law or something? I have never seen some picture of a real estate agent and said wow, that's the insincere smile that is going to sell my house.

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