Monthly Archives: November 2013

Charges against Realtor accused of harassing neighbor dropped

Prosecutors have dropped charges against Pennsylvania Realtor Andrea Straub, who lost her job with Prudential Fox & Roach after she and her husband were cited for harassment and [..]

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Why foreign investors find it hard to get excited about Moscow’s healthy cap rates

Public-private partnerships could be one way to generate interest in Moscow real estate among foreign investors, who despite phenomenal cap rates of 9 to 12 percent, “have so [..]

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Saudis warned of ‘hidden cost’ of overseas real estate investments: taxes

Flush with oil revenue, Saudi Arabia’s rulers don’t feel the need to assess property taxes on homeowners or owners of developed property. So it may come as a [..]

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Social media for real estate agents: 10 minutes a day all it takes to engage clients, build following

Social media is something that can be done extremely well in 10 minutes a day …

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Century 21?s ‘mega-mellow’ Thanksgiving video going viral with soft-sell approach

Century 21 and its ad agency, Mullen, have put up a whimsical YouTube video celebrating the sleep-inducing effects of tryptophan (the naturally occurring amino acid that’s found in [..]

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new mortgage loan disclosures try to do too much

The mighty Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has delivered new works. We have until August 2015 to get used to the new mortgage Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure, which [..]

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Resort offers stay in slum-themed ‘Shanty Town’

About 1 in 8 of the 7 billion people on the planet call a slum home, and “slum tourism” has become a popular, if controversial, way of seeing [..]

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Zillow releases real estate mobile app for Windows 8

Real estate search portal Zillow has released a new version of its mobile app tailored for Windows 8, allowing users to swipe through listing photos and find important [..]

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Worker’s death raises questions about safety practices at home renovations

The death of a worker who was part of a crew of six hired by a La Mesa, Calif.-based real estate brokerage to renovate a home raises questions [..]

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Zillow CEO: Slowdown in housing market is a good thing

The housing market has bounced back in a big way, but now it’s slowing down — and that’s a good thing, according to Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff. Home [..]

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