Solar panels are soaring in popularity, almost becoming a standard for new homes in several markets, Bloomberg reports. Six of the 10 largest U.S. homebuilders say they now include solar panels in new
The Big Question: To Renovate or Rebuild?styledstagedsold.blogs.realtor.orgThe housing stock is getting older in many parts of the country, and more home owners are facing the need to make drastic upgrades.
CEOs and other senior executives are increasingly engaged as theirÂ companies step up efforts to build digital enterprises. August 2013 | by Brad Brown,Â Johnson Sikes,Â and Paul Willmott As businesses
House hunters are increasingly going mobile with their real estate searches, according to a new survey by The Search Agency, a global online marketing firm. The report shows that growth in real estate
Home and business electronics such as an air conditioner are often bound to break and develop mechanical problems. In such a case, if you are not able to fix them on your own, you may need to outsource
Internet marketing is a must these days, and even though there are many facets and voices and ways to engage the buying public, it is the personal contact and touch that often brings the buyer through he door.
We find that marketing back to pervious buyers, gets some excitement cooking. We like to schedule open houses and meet potential buyers there. Local flyer distribution of course also helps... but mostly engaging with our Realtor friends and letting them know through a personal a call or flyers makes a real difference.... more
Cyber criminals are turning to hacking into legitimate web sites to distribute malicious codes more so than using e-mail nowadays, experts say.An average of 30,000 web sites are identified as distributing
Rates/points are in CONSTANT movement and monitoring rates 24 hours a day will do little to ensure you get the very best rate. There are numerous factors that affect the cost of borrowing money, credit scores are just the tip of the iceberg. Add:
Type of property
Location of property
Type of loan program
Amount of down payment
Debt to income ratios
Purpose of loan: Purchase, Refinance, Rate and Term versus Cash Out
Amount of loan
Further, at the end of the day, the lowest possible rate doesn't mean a thing if the loan does not provide you the very best short and long term financial advantage. And, there are a lot of lenders who advertise very, very low rates...but they cannot perform to close a loan on time, or at all.
I have a current borrower who thought the lowest possible rate was his goal...until the online lender took three months to decline his file and he was at risk of losing $100,000 of equity when the contract expires and the owner threatened to cancel the transaction. I have salvaged the file in less than a week and docs are being ordered...guarantee you, the borrower does not care if I have the lowest rate in town.
All my best,
"We Listen. We Care. We Deliver."... more
Ninety-two percent of real estate professionals use a smartphone for their business. According to the 2012 REALTORÂ® Technology Survey Report, real estate professionals are heavy users of iPhones. In
Need to bring positive attention to something in your business? A new study is showing the power of the â€œlikeâ€ button on social networks. The study found that if you â€œlikeâ€ an article
Google is launching its own smartphone, the Moto X, after seeing lackluster profits in selling devices by other companies that feature Google hardware.Last year, Google purchased Motorola Mobility for
"Smart homes" that have systems connected to the Internet may be at risk of being hacked, which could allow criminals to control everything from a garage door to the homeâ€™s locks, The Wall Street
If you have an old smartphone you no longer use, donâ€™t just toss it in a drawer. A new effort is afoot to resell old phones as well as allow trade-ins to help fuel sales of newer models.Â â€œThe
How times have changed. In the year 2000 I passed the state exam and became a licensed real estate salesperson. My first day on the job I learned how to write a contract for the purchase of a home, I was
Century 21 has introduced search-by-school capability to its website, with tools that allow homebuyers to evaluate schools in the areas where they might want to live and then search for homes for sale
RE/MAX ELITE in Malibu is now on Instagram!We love Malibu and all the wonderful scenery it has to offer! All of us at RE/MAX ELITE in Malibu are more than happy to do Real Estate in one of the most beautiful
Mobile Real Estate App for Phones & Tablets4 Malibu Real Estate PartnersÂ have launched a new FREE real estate MOBILEKEYWORD app that is delivered via text message (text 4MALIBU to 32323) or can
Facebook is rolling out a new search feature starting this week that aims to make it easier to find people, places, and photos on its site of 1.1 billion users.Â The new social search tool is called