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Omar Davila Named Store Manager of Weslaco McCoy’s Building Supply

Davila joined the McCoy’s team four years ago in Pharr as part of the company’s Management Development Program and his wealth of knowledge was immediately evident. His first Assistant Manager position was in Beeville, Texas where he embraced McCoy’s passion for making life easier for those who build. Most recently Davila managed McCoy’s Aransas Pass store before taking the helm of the Weslaco location

Congresswoman Clarke Notifies Property Owners of Extended Deadline for Flood Insurance Claims Related to Hurricane Sandy

Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke released the following statement on the extension of the deadline – to October 15, 2015 – for National Flood Insurance Program policyholders to request a review by the Federal Emergency Management Agency of their Hurricane Sandy flood insurance claims. FEMA has the authority to review decisions by insurance companies on flood insurance claims

County Executive Mike Hein Delivers 2016 Executive Budget Which Cuts County Property Taxes To Below 2012 Levels Plus Delivers An Additional $15 Million Investment In County Infrastructure

Today, on the campus of the new, state-of-the-art Kingston Center of SUNY Ulster, Ulster County Executive Mike Hein delivered the 2016 Executive Budget.  Property taxpayer relief remains a constant in this year’s budget which carries a 1.1% property tax cut for Ulster County residents with no reduction in services or layoffs.

The Boulder Group Publishes 3rd Quarter Net Lease Market Research Report

The Boulder Group’s Research Department has released a new research report providing comprehensive numbers and analysis of the 3rd quarter activity in the National Net Lease Market.

Hanley Investment Group Completes $15.2 Million Sale of Single-Tenant LA Fitness in Riverside, Calif.

Hanley Investment Group, a nationally-recognized boutique real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, has completed the $15.2 million sale of a newly-built 45,000-square-foot, single-tenant, fee simple retail investment occupied by LA Fitness in Riverside, California.

Pittsburgh Woman Pleads Guilty to Misusing Section 8 Housing Vouchers

A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of theft of government property, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today Michelle L. Michalek, 35, of Pittsburgh, PA 15209, pleaded guilty to one felony count before Chief United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti.

2015 Realtor® Good Neighbor Award Winners Bring Positive Change to Communities

Over the last 16 years, the Good Neighbor Awards have recognized Realtors® from across the nation who dedicate countless volunteer hours to improve the lives and wellbeing of their neighbors. The five individuals named as this year's REALTOR® Magazine Good Neighbor Award winners embody this incredible commitment to helping those around them and serve as an example of how Realtors® build and strengthen communities.

Hiring a REALTOR® vs. For Sale by Owner

Having lived in your home for years, if not decades, there’s no arguing that you know the ins-and-outs of your current residence better than anyone else. However, that doesn’t mean that you’re going to be the best person to sell your home when you decide to move. Though tempting, For Sale By Owner transactions are not as successful or lucrative as some might originally assume — even in a seller’s market

Realtors Commercial Alliance of MIAMI Presents Commercial Super Conference “Growth of a Global City: Miami 2015-2030”

he Realtors Commercial Alliance of the MIAMI Association of Realtors (RCA MIAMI) will present its 15th annual Commercial Super Conference on Friday. More than 20 respected speakers will discuss how Miami has become a global destination for real estate investment and development.

Summer Market Remained Strong as Massachusetts Closed Home Sales Went Up Again in August

The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) reported today that the positive trend this summer was to continue as single-family home sales went up in August over nine percent compared to the same time last year. This is the third straight month of year-over-year increases in single-family home sales. The median price of single family homes was also up for the 12th time in the last 14 months.

Form Simplicity adds new paperless management tools for real estate brokers

One of the real estate industry’s most popular and advanced paperless transaction solutions, Form Simplicity, has added Broker Transaction Management into its cloud-based platform. Broker Transaction Management creates a single place inside Form Simplicity for real estate brokers to manage, review, approve, track and store every agent’s transaction activity from beginning to end.

CBRE’s Philip D. Voorhees, Todd Goodman and NRIG-West Team along with Mike Moser of Retail Insite Complete Scripps Ranch Marketplace Phase II Sale

CBRE Executive Vice Presidents Philip D. Voorhees and Todd Goodman announced today their National Retail Investment Group – West (NRIG-West) team, together with Mike Moser of Retail Insite, completed the sale of Scripps Ranch Marketplace Phase II, a 28,700-square-foot shopping center in San Diego, Calif. The property is shadow anchored by a Vons and CVS/pharmacy (both were not part of the sale), along with Chase, Verizon, Which Wich and a synergistic line-up of local retail favorites. The sale price was $20.45 million, representing a 5.0% cap rate

Five Ways To Quickly Improve The Value Of Your Home

If you are planning on selling your home it's important that you do what you can to increase its value. Not only will it make your home sell faster, and look better, but it will also help you to get more money in your pocket. Who doesn't want to get more money out of their home? Your home was an investment from the start, and you should be taking great care of your investments.

Pending Home Sales Retreat Again in August but Remain at Healthy Level

Pending home sales retreated in August but remained at a healthy level of activity and have now risen year–over–year for 12 consecutive months, according to the National Association of Realtors®. A modest increase in the West was offset by declines in all other regions.

Existing-Home Sales Stall in August, Prices Moderate

Following three straight months of gains, existing–home sales dipped in August despite slowing price growth and a positive turnaround in the share of sales to first–time buyers, according to the National Association of Realtors®. None of the four major regions experienced sales increases in August

The Boulder Group Arranges the Sale of a Net Lease O’Reilly Auto Parts Store

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a newly constructed single tenant net leased O’Reilly Auto Parts store located at 5618 Treaschwig Road in Spring, Texas for $1,383,964.

Mintz Levin’s Jeffrey A. Moerdler to Moderate Keynote Session at 3rd Annual EisnerAmper Real Estate Private Equity Summit

Jeffrey A. Moerdler, head of the real estate and communications practices in the New York office of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., will moderate the keynote presentation at the 3rd Annual EisnerAmper Real Estate Private Equity Summit. The summit is taking place September 30 at the New World Stages in New York City.

5 Ways Big Data is Changing Real Estate for the Better

Big Data is reshaping the real estate industry, and for industry professionals the change is so good. Real estate agents are seeing dollar signs again; finally, for the first measurable way since the housing bubble burst in 2008. The market is recovering and optimism is on the rise, and it has a lot to do with Big Data.


Sotheby’s International Realty today released its August 2015 Greater Los Angeles Market Update which showed the Beverly Hills market ranking with the highest percent increase of luxury homes sold year over year during June-August 2015 across the leading 33 Greater Los Angeles markets. Two submarkets in particular made the top five for the June-August 2015 report: Beverly Hills Post Office with an 85 percent increase and Beverly Hills proper with an 83 percent increase in single-family luxury home sales ($3 million and higher) as compared to the same time period last year.

Greenpeace Report Finds 100 Percent Renewable Energy Possible by 2050

Greenpeace released its 2015 Energy [R]evolution report, which finds that a global phase out of fossil fuels and shift towards 100 percent renewable energy is possible by 2050. The analysis, researched in collaboration with the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), shows that the transition to renewables would create jobs and be cost competitive. The necessary investment in clean energy would be more than covered by future savings in fuel costs