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Homebuying’s toasty summer: 10 things you should know

I did not see this coming: Southern California homebuying went from its slowest-selling spring in the record books to the fastest summer sales pace in 14 years. Few slices of the economy show how coronavirus whipsawed the economy better than the remarkable comeback for the homebuying business. The market’s fuel is a complex combination of historically low mortgage rates, generous loan forbearance programs, a short supply of homes to buy, and the need for larger living spaces in the pandemic era....
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Orange County, Southern California, San Bernardino, Riverside, Inland Empire, Housing Data, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE

5 ways your offer can stand out in a hot industrial market

Industrial real estate — those buildings geared for manufacturing and logistics warehouse providers — is on fire in Orange County! These are typically constructed out of concrete, located on little known city streets such as Blue Gum, Coronado, Carnegie, and Capricorn, and house companies that make and ship things. But, as the term “on fire” means different things to different folks not related to our industry, I believe it’s important to offer some context. 2020 – the year of the pandemic is no...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, California, Oregon, Sport, Soccer, Healthcare, Orange County, Costco, Capricorn, Commercial Real Estate, Southern California, San Bernardino, Riverside, Nevada Arizona, Lee Associates Commercial Real Estate Services

The Real Word: Hidden seller costs every agent should disclose

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they'll discuss why agents need to disclose all costs to sellers, how buyers are using Airbnb rentals and the best branded gifts.
Tags: Video, Real Estate, Opinion, Service, Radio, Agent, Airbnb, Sellers, Nicole White, Brokerage, Select, Airbnb Rentals, Hidden Costs, Byron Lazine, The Real Word, Luke Babich

Reverse mortgages available to borrowers as young as 60

Can’t wait two years to get a reverse mortgage? Now you don’t have to. People as young as 60 can get these looking-glass loans that send monthly payments to you, instead of the reverse. This new breed of reverse mortgages was just one of the highlights from the virtual National Association of Mortgage Brokers annual convention, which I recently attended. We’re talking smart speakers, breakout sessions and an impressive exhibitor’s hall. Here are some highlights from my reporter’s notebook. The n...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Healthcare, Mortgage, Federal Reserve, Orange, Southern California, Freddie Mac, Fred, FHA

Keep your new home’s energy in check

It’s a best practice to re-key when you move into a new home. Protects you from unwelcomed and unexpected guests who may try to use the key the former occupants gave to them – whether it is the neighbor who used to dog sit, the housekeepers, Uncle Monty or the handyman. This is not meant to cast aspersions on anyone. You just want to know who has a key to your house, right? Or rather, starting with a clean slate and a new key, you can then control who you give a copy to. And since it is unlikely...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Healthcare, Southern California, Feng Shui, Uncle Monty, Top Stories OCR, Leslie Sargent Eskildsen

Why do we keep voting to change Prop. 13? A look at the tax revolt’s family tree

By Ben Christopher | CalMatters The tax revolt started in California in 1978, but it never really ended. Four decades ago mad-as-hell voters banded together to pass Proposition 13, capping property taxes, slapping a constitutional muzzle on state government and wringing local budgets like a washcloth. The electorate’s anti-tax fever may have broken in the years since, but the legacy of Prop. 13 is still very much with us. Need proof? Check your ballot. This year, Californians are being asked to ...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Elections, News, California, Housing, Sport, Soccer, United States, Ronald Reagan, UC Davis, Jerry Brown, Jarvis, Legislature, Don Quixote, Cohn

Vacuum cleaner billionaire James Dyson sold Singapore's most expensive penthouse for $47 million — that's $7 million less than what he paid for it a year ago

Tristan Fewings/BFC/Getty Images for BFC James Dyson, the billionaire inventor of the Dyson vacuum cleaner, sold Singapore's most-expensive penthouse to infotech billionaire Leo Koguan, Singapore's Business Times reported. Dyson sold it for $47 million — 13% less than the $54 million he paid for it in July 2019. The penthouse occupies the top three storeys of Singapore's tallest building, the 64-floor Guoco Tower in Tanjong Pagar. It is spread across three floors and boasts a swimming poo...
Tags: Real Estate, Life, Singapore, US, Trends, House Prices, Bbc, Britain, Billionaires, Property Prices, James Dyson, Dyson, Cnbc, Brexit, Billionaire, Shark Tank

Southern California home prices hit record highs for a fourth month

Driven by record-low mortgage rates and a low inventory of homes for sale, Southern California home prices hit a record high in September for a fourth consecutive month. Home sales also shifted into high gear, with transactions climbing to the highest level in three years. The median price of a Southern California home, or the price at the midpoint of all sales, hit $612,750 last month, DQ News/CoreLogic reported Wednesday, Oct. 21. That’s a gain of $81,250, or 15.3%, since September 2019. Sales...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Orange County, Riverside County, San Diego County, Ventura County, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Freddie Mac, San Bernardino County

LAST CALL: We are seeking nominations for our first-ever Rising Stars of Real Estate — here's how to apply

Samantha Lee/Business Insider Business Insider is putting together its first-ever list of the best young talent in real estate in 2020. We want to hear from you on the individuals that have been rising above the ranks and standing out in the worlds of commercial and residential real estate. The deadline to apply is October 21st.  Please submit your ideas through this form or by getting in touch with Michelle Abrego at [email protected] Visit Business Insider's homepage for more...
Tags: Real Estate, Life, Finance, US, Trends, Nominations, Commercial Real Estate, Residential Real Estate, Samantha Lee, Rising Stars, Real Esate, Michelle Abrego, BI Graphics

Healthcare groups dive into property tax ballot fight, eyeing public health money

By Angela Hart | Kaiser Health News A November ballot initiative to raise property taxes on big-business owners in California is drawing unconventional political support from healthcare power players and public health leaders. They see Proposition 15 as a potential savior for chronically underfunded local health departments struggling to respond to the worst public health crisis in more than a century. The initiative would change California’s property tax system to tax some commercial properties...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, California, Kaiser Permanente, Sacramento, Legislation, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Sacramento County, Kaiser Health News, Commercial Real Estate, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area, California Teachers Association, State Legislature

WeWork's chairman said Adam Neumann 'may have violated' the terms of his $185 million consulting contract with his former company, and that it's is no longer in effect

Adam Neumann resigned from WeWork in 2019 under pressure from SoftBank amid a string of controversies. Jackal Pan/Visual China Group/GettyImages Ousted WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann's $185 million consulting deal with his former company is no longer in place, executive chairman Marcelo Claure said during a Wall Street Journal event Monday. Claure told the audience that Neumann "may have violated some of the parts of the consulting agreement, so that's no longer in effect," according to Th...
Tags: Startups, Real Estate, News, Finance, Softbank, Trends, Markets, WeWork, Wall Street Journal, Coo, Neumann, Adam, Adam Neumann, Claure, Marcelo Claure, Tech Insider

Bubble Watch: California house prices hit record high 4 months in a row

“Bubble Watch” digs into trends that may indicate economic and/or housing market troubles ahead. Buzz: California house prices hit their fourth consecutive record high after a 17.6% year-over-year gain. Source: California Association of Realtors The Trend The median sales price for an existing single-family house in California was $712,430 in September vs. $605,680 a year earlier, creating the largest percentage-point jump since 2014. A buying frenzy fueled the price gains, with houses selling...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, California News, Sport, Soccer, California Association Of Realtors, Housing Data, Leslie Appleton Young, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF

Singapore tech-based real estate agency Propseller raises $1.2 million seed round

Propseller, a Singapore-based real estate agency that combines a tech platform with in-house agents to close transactions more quickly, announced today it has raised $1.2 million in seed funding. The round included investment from Iterative; Hustle Fund; XA Network; Rapzo Capital; Lazada co-founder Stein Jakabo; and Dot Property founder Ben Neve. Propseller also said “three undisclosed highly strategic investors” and returning private investors participated. Propseller’s last funding annou...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Real Estate, Southeast Asia, Singapore, San Francisco, Tech, Property, KKR, TPG, Real Estate Agency, Lazada, Brian Ma, PROPtech

Navigating the long-term decentralizing of work (part 2 of 2)

As interest in urban condos fluctuates and suburban mansions see multiple offers, the shift to decentralized work is disrupting both buying and selling trends across luxury markets. Buyers are adjusting how — and where — they’re opting to live. It’s up to luxury agents to help clients list and acquire properties amid all the uncertainty of remote work.
Tags: Sponsored, Real Estate, Radio, Agent, Decentralization, Operations, Luxury Real Estate, High-End Real Estate, Sotheby's International Realty, Leading in Luxury, Sponsored Sections, Decentralizing

What should real estate and software companies have in common?

Successful brokerages want to work with successful companies. Think about that for a second. It’s such a simple concept, but it means so much when it comes to finding the right companies to partner with. Many real estate professionals only scratch the surface before deciding what brokerage they would like to work for.
Tags: Sponsored, Real Estate, Technology, Customer Service, Software, Radio, Client Satisfaction, Customer Retention, Customer Satisfaction, Client Retention, MoxiWorks

Agents who don’t embrace change will ‘go the way of the dodo!’

With Zillow and Opendoor building a totally tech-driven transaction at the expense of real estate agents, agents must figure out how they can come out on top. Those agents who find this scary and those that find it exciting will likely predict who survives and thrives, and who become extinct.
Tags: Sponsored, Real Estate, Radio, Agent, Zillow, Knock, Sean Black, HomeSwap, Knock Homeswap

The 2021 Agent of the Year Awards: How to enter and win

Between today’s rapid-paced market, uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and a perpetually alarming media cycle, a few things are certain: We’re all tired. We’re all frustrated. And we’re all focused on how little control we have, rather than how we can use our own individual power to get through this. (Gesturing broadly: YES, ALL OF THIS.)
Tags: Reviews, Sponsored, Real Estate, Awards, Radio, Ratings, Agent, Event, Honors, Mark Armstrong, RateMyAgent, Agent Of The Year

3 tech-enabled strategies driving broker independence from portals

Big-name listing portals continue to bring controversy. In light of recent announcements, the debate over their role in the industry isn’t going away. One of the most contentious topics over the years has been the portals’ use and resale of brokers’ listing data.
Tags: Sponsored, Real Estate, Radio, CRM, Lead Generation, Lead Nurturing, Lead Management, Brokerage, Backend Solutions, Inside Real Estate, Joe Skousen, Kvcore, Brokerage Operations, Kunversion

Pandemic rent control? Southern California landlords losing pricing power

It took a virus, not political action, to prune the pricing power of California landlords. The coronavirus has hammered the state economy, and the once rock-solid residential rental market has been especially hard hit. Data from the Consumer Price Index shows us that business limitations designed to slow the pandemic’s spread have dramatically changed consumer spending habits — just as California voters will weigh a rent-control measure Nov. 3. My trusty spreadsheet looked at three California me...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Rent, Orange, Riverside County, Southern California, San Mateo, Inland Empire, Census Bureau

15 easy-as-pie seller projects that’ll help buyers fall in love

Providing a buyer's-eye view is something you, as their agent, need to do whenever they decide to sell. The place to start is, of course, at the curb. Here’s a checklist of curb appeal items to review with your sellers.
Tags: Real Estate, Opinion, Marketing, Service, Radio, Teams, Agent, Columns, Home selling, Select, Staging, Real Estate Advice, Level Up Realty, Sellers Checklist, For Sellers, The Solari Group

Got a vacancy? Here’s what to expect in a commercial real estate marketing report

Some of you reading this column own a company that occupies a building you also own. Others are involved in some facet of the commercial real estate profession – a broker, lender, architect, escrow holder, title officer, or contractor. Still others might own a strip center, office building, or small industrial condo from which you derive monthly rent to supplement your income. (Hi, Rudy.) Regardless of your angle – you’ve been on the receiving end – or have prepared – a marketing report. You see...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Sport, Soccer, Commercial Real Estate, Buchanan, Allen, Lee Associates Commercial Real Estate Services

A historic air-traffic control tower with 'unbeatable views' is for sale in New Zealand — but you'll have to clean out all the asbestos

The 60-year-old tower is certainly a unique sight in the neighborhood Google Maps If you've ever wanted to own an air-traffic control tower, now is your chance.  One is for sale in Wellington, New Zealand, but it needs plenty of TLC.  Once you take care of the asbestos and get used to the cramped quarters though, you could live out an aviation nerd's dream.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A piece of New Zealand aviation history could be yours, but it's going to take so...
Tags: Transportation, Real Estate, Trends, New Zealand, Air Traffic Control, Wellington, Airways, James Young, Wellington New Zealand, Historic Homes, Graham Rapier, Business News Desk

A different perspective on Toronto’s Urban Dream That Was Not to Be

The death of a Google sister company’s ambitious plan to develop an empty piece of the Canadian city’s waterfront has lessons for what other cities should do when a big corporation comes calling. ALEX MARSHALL, URBAN AFFAIRS/INFRASTRUCTURE COLUMNIST Link –  The post A different perspective on Toronto’s Urban Dream That Was Not to Be appeared first on Commercial Office Leasing.
Tags: Google, Real Estate, Toronto, Radio, Sidewalk Labs, CRE, Alex Marshall, Officespace, CRE Opinions and News

The Real Word: How efficient are agents?

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they'll discuss why you shouldn’t ignore Zillow, how inbound moves have shifted and Ryan Serhant’s new brokerage.
Tags: Video, Real Estate, Opinion, Service, Radio, Agent, Zillow, Nicole White, Brokerage, Select, Ryan Serhant, Zillow Agents, Byron Lazine, The Real Word, The Social Dilemma, Inbound Moves

Leslie Eskildsen tktktktk Oct. 18

Four steps to getting your home ready for market The daunting task of cleaning, clearing and painting can best be tackled by breaking it into phases. As our state and our country try to get back to normal, there are still a number of obstacles to plowing full steam ahead and selling your home. While we have been dutifully following the rules to flatten the curve by staying home, social distancing, and the like, life still goes on, and people are still buying and selling houses. It is just a litt...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, Advice, US, Sport, Soccer, Trump, Top Stories OCR, Leslie Sargent Eskildsen, Leslie Eskildsen

Four steps to getting your home ready for market

As our state and our country try to get back to normal, there are still a number of obstacles to plowing full steam ahead and selling your home. While we have been dutifully following the rules to flatten the curve by staying home, social distancing, and the like, life still goes on, and people are still buying and selling houses. It is just a little different today. Sellers still have to look at their houses with a critical eye and set objectives for marketing the property and attracting as man...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, Advice, US, Sport, Soccer, Trump, Top Stories OCR, Leslie Sargent Eskildsen

Will low inventory plus high demand snowball this winter?

Today, the market remains red hot as summer, but unfortunately, the industry might be celebrating too soon. Here's why this winter might bring a very different and cold reality.
Tags: Real Estate, Markets, Service, Analysis, Radio, Agent, Construction, Market, Housing Shortage, Markets & Economy, Brokerage, Select, Home Sales, Chris Drayer, Renters, New Construction

7 haunted houses that were once worth over $1 million

The Pillars Estate in Albion, New York. Steve Shoemaker/Amity Photos Some haunted houses have been put up on the market in recent years, and the prices to live in one of these homes may surprise you. Despite their murderous or paranormal reputations, many haunted homes are listed for millions when they're put up on the market.  However, some haunted houses have sold for much less, perhaps due to either their sinister reputations or just dilapidation over time. Visit Business Insider's home...
Tags: Google, Real Estate, New York, Hollywood, Life, America, San Francisco, Trends, Features, Paris, New Orleans, Kansas, Haunted, Cleveland, Zillow, Albion

Merging Airbnb and the traditional hotel model, Mexico City’s Casai raises $23 million to grow in Latin America

With travel and tourism rising across Latin America, Casai, a startup combining Airbnb single unit rentals with hotel room amenities, has raised $23 million to expand its business across Latin America. The company, which initially was as hit hard by regional responses to the COVID-19 pandemic as other businesses in the hospitality industry has recovered to reach nearly 90 percent of total capacity on the 200 units it manages around Mexico City. The company was co-founded by chief executive Nico...
Tags: Travel, Google, TC, Real Estate, Mexico, Tech, Engineer, Andreessen, Tourism, Mexico City, Sharing Economy, Airbnb, WeWork, Andreessen Horowitz, Financial Services, Laser® Survey Finds Ghosts and Goblins Don’t Have Homeowners Hanging a For Sale Sign

Most who believe their house is haunted are perfectly fine with a few bumps in the night Santa Clara, CA – Oct. 14, 2020 (PRNewswire) Haunted houses are popular attractions this time of year, but most Americans say they wouldn’t consider living in one. However, a majority of those who believe they currently live in a home that is haunted say the spooky happenings they’ve experienced are not reason enough to move, according to®‘s annual Halloween survey released today. (PRNewsfot...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Radio, West, News Corp, South, Midwest, Northeast, Santa Clara CA, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News,, Move Inc, NWS NWSLV, Janice McDill, Lexie Holbert