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Ukraine's TB problem is ticking time bomb for Europe - POLITICO.eu

Europe Real Estate News - Wed, 2017-08-23 21:53

POLITICO.eu

Ukraine's TB problem is ticking time bomb for Europe
POLITICO.eu
In Odessa's medical community, the reforms are surrounded by doubt and rumor, from fears they will cut jobs, to accusations that their real purpose is to sell off valuable real estate now used as clinics. Examples from other post-Soviet and eastern ...

Cromwell European Reit gets Singapore Exchange nod for S$1.6b IPO - THE BUSINESS TIMES

Europe Real Estate News - Wed, 2017-08-23 21:03

Cromwell European Reit gets Singapore Exchange nod for S$1.6b IPO
THE BUSINESS TIMES
CROMWELL European Real Estate Investment Trust (Cereit), a Singapore Reit with portfolio of assets in Europe, has received an Eligibility-to-List (ETL) nod from the Singapore Exchange for its estimated one billion euros (S$1.6 billion) initial public ...

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What's Behind Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate PLC (KWE.L)? Technical Indicators Under Review - Morgan Research

Europe Real Estate News - Wed, 2017-08-23 19:25

What's Behind Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate PLC (KWE.L)? Technical Indicators Under Review
Morgan Research
Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate PLC (KWE.L) has popped on trader's radar as the share momentum has climbed above the Aroon Down key level of 70. The “Aroon Indicator” is a popular member of the “Oscillator” family of technical indicators. Tushar ...

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How Trump could ease the burden he's putting on the Secret Service - USA TODAY

USA Real Estate News - Wed, 2017-08-23 17:30

USA TODAY

How Trump could ease the burden he's putting on the Secret Service
USA TODAY
Shaub, who joined the office during the George W. Bush administration and was appointed as its chief by Barack Obama in January 2013, resigned after clashes with Trump. Shaub criticized Trump for failing to relinquish ownership of his real estate and ...

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Investors Are Circling Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate PLC (KWE.L), What Do the Numbers Tell Us? - The Herald

Europe Real Estate News - Wed, 2017-08-23 16:08

Investors Are Circling Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate PLC (KWE.L), What Do the Numbers Tell Us?
The Herald
Shares of Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate PLC (KWE.L) are heading in a near-term negative direction as the most recent close of the company has stayed below the Balance Step. The Balance Step reading takes into account the last 5 balance points of ...

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Readers sound off: Trump bypasses the news media to get 'truth' out - USA TODAY

USA Real Estate News - Wed, 2017-08-23 15:19

USA TODAY

Readers sound off: Trump bypasses the news media to get 'truth' out
USA TODAY
President Trump held a campaign-style rally Tuesday in Phoenix where he defended his previous remarks on white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Va., and touted his short-term plans while angrily denouncing the “dishonest” news media. Comments ...

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Real Estate Firms Expect Profit, but Struggle With Disruptors, Supply

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Wed, 2017-08-23 15:08

Ninety percent of real estate firms expect to boost or maintain profitability in the next year, but not without struggles from advancements in technology, “competition from non-traditional participants,” and low inventory, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ (NAR) 2017 Profile of Real Estate Firms.

Sixty-two percent of residential firms and 60 percent of commercial firms see profits rising over the next year, even as sales volume has slightly tempered: $6.2 million for residential firms in 2016, down from $6.3 million the year prior, and $4.0 million for commercial firms in 2016, down from $4.5 million the year prior.

“Real estate firms continue to have a very positive outlook on the state of the industry,” says NAR President Bill Brown. “As the survey found, 90 percent of real estate firms expect net income to increase or remain the same over the next year, but for the second year in a row, low inventory and high prices have led to a slight decrease in real estate firms’ sales volume.”

Sales volume is largely tied to firm size, the Profile shows. Firms with one office had a median sales volume of $4.3 million in 2016, while firms with four or more offices had a median sales volume of $235.0 million.

Fifty percent of firms are concerned about contending with “virtual” firms—a challenge NAR plans to meet head-on, says CEO Bob Goldberg.

“There is no doubt that the real estate industry is rapidly changing, and with it comes growing competition,” Goldberg says. “To stay ahead of this evolution and succeed in a more competitive market, NAR is establishing a new Strategic Business and Technology group to focus on business and technology solutions that ensure the role of the REALTOR® is essential to the consumer.”

Fifty-two percent of firms, in addition, are uneasy about millennial homebuyers’ ability to purchase a home, while 34 percent and 32 percent, respectively, are wary of millennials’ views on homeownership and recruiting millennials and Gen Xers to their firms. Forty-nine percent of residential firms are recruiting sales agents, compared to 29 percent of commercial firms, with most recruitment efforts stemming from firms with four offices or more.

Referred and repeat clients continue to be the most common for firms, with each comprising 30 percent of inquiries, the Profile shows. Twenty percent of inquiries were from the firm’s website or social media; 1 percent were from open houses.

Eighty percent of firms (82 percent of residential firms and 79 percent of commercial firms) are also emphasizing the importance of community involvement, encouraging their agents to volunteer in their community. Forty-three percent are focused on motivating their agents to volunteer with their local REALTOR® Association, 25 percent with their state REALTOR® Association, and 18 percent with NAR.

NAR’s 2017 Profile of Real Estate Firms is based on an online survey sent in July 2017 to a national sample of 165,598 real estate firm executives who are members of NAR.

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Foreign Investment in U.S. Jumps 49 Percent to Record $153 Billion

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Wed, 2017-08-23 15:05

The following information is provided by the Center for REALTOR® Development (CRD).

If you’re already involved in global real estate, here’s reason to celebrate: Foreign investment in residential U.S. real estate has skyrocketed up to $153 billion, according to the 2017 Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate. The new survey high indicates that despite political and economic uncertainty both here and abroad, the United States is still a safe and secure place to live, work and invest. While China is still the top buyer of U.S. residential real estate, Canada accounted for the most growth in the past year, from $8.9 billion in 2016 to $19 billion in 2017. Key takeaways from the report:

  • Sales Dollar Volume:$153.0 billion – up 49 percent from 2016 ($102.6 billion); all-time survey high (since 2009)
  • Total Transactions:284,455 – up 32 percent from 2016 (208,947)
  • Top Countries: China ($31.7 billion), Canada ($19.0 billion), U.K. ($9.5 billion), Mexico ($9.3 billion), India ($7.8 billion) – all five countries saw increases from the 2016 survey
  • Median Sales Price:$302,290 – up 9.0 percent from 2016 ($277,389); 28 percent higher than U.S. national median price of $277,389; approximately 10 percent of all buyers paid over $1 million; 44 percent paid all cash (50 percent in 2016)
  • Top States:Florida (22 percent), California (12 percent), Texas (12 percent), New Jersey and Arizona (4 percent)
  • International Clients: Twenty-nine percent of REALTORS® worked with international clients (31 percent in 2016) – referrals/personal or business contacts accounted for 64 percent of international client business

Read the full report, press release and infographic. (NAR member login required.)

To learn much more about expanding your business internationally, consider taking one of the six individual international courses or six bundles on our platform developed by the Global Business and Alliances division of NAR. All of these online products can be used towards earning NAR’s Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation. This entire month of August, all CIPS courses and bundles are 25% off at the Center for REALTOR® Development.

Cindy Fauth (CIPS, e-PRO®) is director of Global Marketing & Communications for the National Association of REALTORS® Commercial & Global Services division. She joined NAR in September 2009, and lends her expertise to the promotion and growth of the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation, At Home With Diversity certification, and International REALTOR® membership, along with the many other programs NAR Commercial & Global Services offers.

A version of this article originally appeared on NAR’s The Global View blog.

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New-Home Sales Sink in July

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Wed, 2017-08-23 15:04

New-home sales sunk in July, with sales of new, single-family homes down 9.4 percent to 571,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The average new-home sales price was $371,200, while the median was $313,700. New-home listing inventory was 276,000—5.8 months supply.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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How C.A.R. is elevating women in real estate leadership

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Wed, 2017-08-23 15:01
Why are men more likely to be broker-owners than women? And why do more women opt to form their own independently owned brokerages instead of pursuing a more corporate career path? These are questions that researchers at the California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) have been exploring (and discovering) through the C.A.R. Women's Initiative, which intends to "create a community where mentors and leaders can communicate, collaborate, advocate for, and support one another," according to the initiative's website ...

Europe's Lessons for Economic Growth - The Beacon (blog)

Europe Real Estate News - Wed, 2017-08-23 13:25

The Beacon (blog)

Europe's Lessons for Economic Growth
The Beacon (blog)
European corporate debt has remained stable and now has a tendency to decrease. Total investment, which now registers the highest figure in six years, is no longer focusing on real estate but on the information and the communication industries, as well ...

6 reasons the home won’t sell (besides price)

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Wed, 2017-08-23 13:11
It never hurts to tip the scales in your sellers' favor, increase their bottom line and potentially expedite the home sale timeline ...

Here's what you could buy if you won the $700 million Powerball - USA TODAY

USA Real Estate News - Wed, 2017-08-23 12:17

USA TODAY

Here's what you could buy if you won the $700 million Powerball
USA TODAY
If islands aren't your thing, European castles can also prove a great real estate investment. British company Prestige Property Group has many castles and chateaus listed on its website for prices ranging from 1 to 11 million euros — $1.2 million to ...

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Compass taps Facebook vet as ‘chief people officer’

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Wed, 2017-08-23 12:00
Compass, a national brokerage that's raised more than $210 million in venture funding, has hired a Facebook and Amazon vet to oversee staff management and professional development for its agents ...

Calling all fairy tale lovers: Snow White’s cottage just hit the market

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Wed, 2017-08-23 11:47
Mirror, mirror on the wall, where's the cutest cottage of all? Olalla, Washington. And some lucky homebuyer can snatch up Snow White's home and the 7.5 acres surrounding it for less than a million dollars (it's listed for $895,000) ...

Katie Lance’s 5 best tech tips in 300 seconds

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Wed, 2017-08-23 11:42
Stop being "vanilla." That's what social media consultant Katie Lance advised during her 300-second presentation at Inman Connect. Have an opinion and a point of view that separates you from the crowd and see your world change because of it ...

The Inman Files: Blow up Upstream

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Wed, 2017-08-23 11:03
Two years ago, Inman Connect held a panel on the Upstream Project, the budding real estate broker initiative to take back control of its home listings. After a detailed explanation by one of the founding Upstream members, I asked one of the other panelists, savvy real estate team leader Lisa Archer, what she thought of Upstream. She deadpanned, “What is it? I don't understand. How would that help me, exactly?” ...

What’s my home worth? Realtor.com’s ‘My Home’ has answers

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Wed, 2017-08-23 08:00
Realtor.com today announced a new feature to address the increasing number of homeowners who are staying put longer than they used to.  ...

Unusual Activity Spotted in SPDR FTSE EPRA Europe ex UK Real Estate UCITS ETF (EURE.L) and SPDR FTSE EPRA ... - Lenox Ledger

Europe Real Estate News - Wed, 2017-08-23 05:44

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Unusual Activity Spotted in SPDR FTSE EPRA Europe ex UK Real Estate UCITS ETF (EURE.L) and SPDR FTSE EPRA ...
Lenox Ledger
Needle moving action has been spotted in SPDR FTSE EPRA Europe ex UK Real Estate UCITS ETF (EURE.L) as shares are moving today on volatility 0.00% or 0.00 from the open. The LSE listed company saw a recent bid of 27.98 and 3303 shares have ...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: Don’t judge a book by its cover

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Wed, 2017-08-23 05:00
“Don’t judge a book by its cover” -- a lesson Buddy West learned in a very humbling way when he was out showing a house to a man whom he thought was a drug dealer ...
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