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Vacation Rental Software Developed By Airbnb Hosts Is Setting New Industry Standards

AirGMS is a Vancouver startup that is making life a lot easier for a new generation of Airbnb hosts. By differentiating itself from the crowd with a number of exclusive features - such as native autoresponders - AirGMS is proving to be a game changer for vacation property managers, whether they have hundreds of properties or just a handful.

What You Must Do Before Moving

Real estate prices are rising in many of the metropolitan areas across the United States, and that’s got some thinking about a better quality of life. Tech is thriving and very portable, so many workers can relocate across state lines without jumping through a lot of hoops. It sounds like a great dream, and it is, but there are some real factors to consider first.

The different types of real estate insurance

Insurance is something that has evolved over the years, to encompass a much larger area. That being said, it has also gotten very specific about what exactly it is that you’re insuring. As for what it means, the definition is in the name. Insurance is something that guarantees you will be reimbursed if something bad happens to whatever it is that you’ve insured.

4 Tips To Help You Sell Your Home Faster and Easier

If you are planning on selling a house you should know that some things that are paramount for the success of the sale. No matter what anyone tells you, houses don’t sell themselves. It takes a bit of work to convince people to check out your sale and invest in your property.

How Frank Lloyd Wright Brought High Design to Residential Real Estate

Frank Lloyd Wright is undoubtedly one of the greatest American architects that ever lived. He was a true visionary that wasn’t afraid to push boundaries and let nature influence his designs. His work blended the latest techniques and technology with old world craftsmanship

How to Predict Forex Trends Using the RSI Indicator

The Forex market is, by its very nature, an unpredictable beast. Its volatility is what makes trading so rewarding, giving traders the opportunity to make quick gains within as little as one day. But with the right tools, you can make pretty accurate predictions. If you use a platform like MetaTrader 4 (MT4), you'll have access to all the indicators you need. Using the RSI indicator on MT4 is an excellent means of technical analysis.

4 Critical Inspections to Schedule Before Closing on a Home

There are many steps in the home buying process, even after the contract has been signed. Many real estate agents would agree getting a signed contract is only half the battle. Then you have a month or two to get everything lined up and approved before the deed can be transferred

Revitalizing That Old House

“McMasion” is a term that came into existence in the mid-1990s to describe certain types of housing. It was not, and is not, a term of endearment but rather derision. Most suburban areas have a development or two that exemplifies this type of house that share several commonalities. That being said, there was an appeal to the marketplace that included these features

Building vs. Leasing: Which is Right for Your New Business?

Selecting where to place your business plays a big role in the success and your overall profits. You’ll want a location that draws people in; for example, a shopping center is a great place for a fast food restaurant. Hungry shoppers will be drawn to the idea of a quick bite to eat. There are many choices available in terms of actual premises (meaning the building and property location).
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Why I live in Fredericksburg, Texas…

I grew up in Southern California and thought I would never move, great weather, lots to do, and had friends and family there. But after retiring in 1994, we decided that the cost of living after retirement in California was going to limit our lifestyle and mobility. So, with that, we moved to Colorado Springs, which was nice enough, but those “mild” winters quickly turned into black ice and snow piled up to the eaves of the house.

A Few Thoughts on Moving

Landed the new job. Yipee! Sold the house here and got a new place there. Wahoo! We get to pack everything, haul the boxes {imagine the sounds of tires squealing, a massive boom and shattering glass}. Yep, that's right, all the organizing, packing, lifting and carrying needs done. What's a person to do?

Real Estate Investing: Why Now’s the Time

The real estate market can best be described as the land of opportunity. Unfortunately, it’s often feast or famine for anyone who decides to invest in it. When the market is down, there aren’t that many opportunities, but these opportunities become far more plentiful for everyone involved each time there’s an upswing in market activity

Smart Homeowners Providing Opportunities For Smart Workers

In today's economy, information travels quickly. With that fast movement of news, many consumers are much more active in managing their financial situations. Nowhere is that truer than with mortgages. Whereas previous generations simply locked in a rate and made their payments for 360 months, today's homeowner expects more.

Make Your Rental Unit Stand Out and Bring in More Money

Now that rental property and multi-family mortgages are easier to obtain more people are choosing to become landlords. However, owning a rental unit is a completely different experience than owning your own home. Many people make the mistake of approaching a rental property as if it were a personal residence.

Spend Before You Sell Your Home: Yes? No? Maybe?

Selling your house to move closer to a new job or for retirement is a sure-fire way to increase your anxiety over your furnishings and the overall state of the nest you called home for all those years.

Real Estate Tax Credits and Deductions You Don’t Want to Miss

In real estate, there are a lot of expenses associated with buying and selling homes – especially if you’re an agent. Luckily, there are a number of tax write-offs that can be used to offset the cost. You just have to know what deductions and credits real estate agents can claim and how to claim them.

Make Real Estate Investing Simple When You Follow These Five Rules

Real estate investing is an attractive career idea for multiple reasons. There’s ample opportunity once the economy begins improving and jobs come back, and there is no shortage of buyers. Rental income is relatively stable if you’re successful at finding tenants, and real estate investments tend to fare better than stocks in a volatile climate. The economy is beginning to stabilize, but events around the world continually rattle investor confidence

5 Tips for Relocating Your Small Business

Whether your company is expanding or you’re nearing the end of your lease, relocating can be a lot of work on a business. Once you’ve found the new location for your office space, you must diligently come up with a plan of action for the day of the move. While you may not have thought of planning for the move, it is imperative to saving your business time and money.

Four Ways Consumers Can Save on Homeowner’s Insurance

As consumers strive to continue making a living in the ever changing economic climate the urge to find ways to cut back and save are imminent. For homeowner’s in particular, the overall cost of the mortgage and property taxes can quickly become a burden. Adding to that burden is the expense of having insurance

ICBA Provides Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

The total mortgage originations market is estimated to be around $1.2 trillion in 2015. With that in mind, the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) and the nation’s more than 6,000 community banks are on hand to help homebuyers navigate the mortgage process.

7 Tips Produce a Happier April 15 for CRE Investors

Once again tax day has rolled around, and many commercial real estate investors wonder if their tax bill was higher than necessary for 2014. For a happier April 15, 2016, tax attorney and real estate broker Mark Levine, CCIM, PhD, JD, LLM (Tax), has advice on ways commercial real estate pros – and their clients – can save money on taxes throughout 2015

Why November Is The Best Month To Sell Your Home

WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 25, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Some owners hesitate to market their homes between Halloween and New Year’s Day, believing the holiday season to be an off-peak time to sell. But the idea that houses don’t sell in November and December comes from outdated historical trends

What Does It Take To Secure A Mortgage on A Second Home?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 24, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Since the credit collapse of 2008, securing a mortgage – even for a first home – has become more difficult, even for extremely well qualified buyers. The most important thing to consider is whether or not your second home is an investment property or truly a “second home.”

Cleanup Begins in Oklahoma, Price Gouging Law in Effect

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 27, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- As volunteers and charities like the Red Cross continue the daunting task of cleanup in Oklahoma after a chart topping tornado ripped through the state on May 21, Governor Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency and executed a 1999 law designed to protect consumers from price gouging.

Independent Foreclosure Review Payments Near $1.7 Billion

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 7, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- More than 1.8 million people have cashed or deposited nearly $1.7 billion in checks related to the Independent Foreclosure Review Payment Agreement through May 2, 2013.

Status of Independent Foreclosure Review Payments

WASHINGTON, DC - April 19, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The second wave of 1.4 million checks totaling $1.2 billion was sent today to borrowers eligible for payments under the Independent Foreclosure Review Payment Agreement, bringing the total number of checks sent to date to 2.8 million worth $2.4 billion. Independent Foreclosure Review.

Housing Bubble Recovery: Will The Next 12 Months Show Signs of Life?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- There seems to be a sliver of hope for the real estate market in the U.S. According to the National Association of Realtors, median sales price in January for previously-owned homes has risen 12.3 percent annually. This is the strongest gain in over seven years and the 11th consecutive month of annual increases. Primary reasons for this gain in price are thought to be a low inventory and an inflow of investors with enough money to heat up the bidding markets. There has also been an increase in the number of traditional sales rather than foreclosures and short sales.

Returning to Your Home After Hurricane Sandy

New York, NY - November 6, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Hurricane Sandy resulted in many residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut being evacuated from their homes during the worst parts of the storm. These residents, especially those who reside in coastal areas, are now returning to homes filled with sand, water, and debris. Many others opted to ride out the storm at home and have exhausted emergency supplies, and are only now able to assess the extent of the damages to their property. Taking a calm and measured approach towards evaluating your losses will ensure that insurance claims are processed quickly and that your family can move on and rebuild as soon as possible.

How to Figure the Worth of a New Home

New York, NY - July 13, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Dottie Herman hosts “Eye On Real Estate with Dottie Herman” and she extols the virtue of being an “educated buyer.” You can’t have too much knowledge when you decide to take on the task of purchasing a new home. Not long ago, Herman, CEO of Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate, did an episode called “The Art of Negotiations”. She talked about three ideas that comprise “worth.” While seemingly similar, they each have very different meanings: value, cost, and price.

Kill Devil Hills Oceanfront Home Absorption Rate

Outer Banks, NC - December 19, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- For those interested in selling their Kill Devil Hills oceanfront home, right now is not a bad time to give it a try. Jumbo loans are available and there are plenty of people with down payment m...

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Christy Goldfuss, vice president for Energy and Environment Policy at the Center for American Progress, offered the following response to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s announcement Monday that the administration would repeal the Clean Power Plan

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Michael D. Bellaman, president and CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), has been appointed by U.S. Department of Labor Secretary R. Alexander Acosta  to the Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion, created by President Trump’s June 15 Executive Order 13801.