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TimesSquare Capital UK Regulatory Announcement: Form 8.3 - Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate Plc. - Business Wire (press release)

Thu, 2017-05-18 01:00


TimesSquare Capital UK Regulatory Announcement: Form 8.3 - Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate Plc.
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Form 8.3 - Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate Plc. May 18, 2017 02:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time. NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--. FORM 8.3. PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN ...

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U.S. Retail Market | Retail Slowdown | Retail Real Estate - The Real Deal Magazine

Wed, 2017-05-17 23:42


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U.S. Retail Market | Retail Slowdown | Retail Real Estate
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As retailers around the country crumble, who's swooping in to feed on the carnage?

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FEMA deputy busts 7 flood insurance myths

Wed, 2017-05-17 16:59

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) wants Realtors' help in doubling the number of flood insurance policies nationwide to 10 million by ...

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Bright MLS listings now live on Homesnap Pro app

Wed, 2017-05-17 16:06

Bright MLS, one of the nation's largest MLSs thanks to a merger between TREND and MRIS in January, has announced that subscribers now have access to a newly expanded network of listings that cover 32,000 square miles throughout the Mid-Atlantic ...

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Degrees With the Shortest Savings Path to Homeownership

Wed, 2017-05-17 15:17

College students taking specific courses of study have the potential to become homeowners sooner after graduation than others, according to a new report by realtor.com®.

Engineering majors have the most promising prospects, with petroleum engineering majors able to become homeowners in an average 2.6 years—the shortest time of all the degree tracks analyzed by realtor.com. Petroleum engineering majors earn a starting salary of $96,700, according to Payscale.com, which allows for $19,340 savings each year—enough to accumulate a 20 percent down payment on a $250,000 home in roughly two-and-a-half years.

“When it comes to homeownership, degrees in engineering really pay off,” says Joe Kirchner, senior economist at realtor.com. “While this analysis leverages averages and assumptions, it shows just how powerful a high starting salary can be when it comes to early homeownership.”

Other degrees with short timespans to homeownership include: physician assistant studies (2.9 years); computer science (3.5 years); chemical, computer, mining or nuclear engineering (3.6 years); and electrical engineering (EE), electronics and communications engineering or electrical and computer engineering (ECE) (3.7 years).

On the other hand, homeownership is some years away for education majors—according to the report, education majors average seven years saving for a down payment.

“Our analysis also underscores the importance of consistently saving, especially if you aren’t making a high starting salary,” Kirchner says. “While seven years may sound like a long time, putting away 20 percent each month could have education professionals in a home by their late 20s or early 30s.”

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REALTORS® Gather in D.C. to Address Key Issues

Wed, 2017-05-17 15:08

Approximately 9,000 REALTORS® are gathered in Washington, D.C. this week for the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, addressing members of Congress and regulators on key real estate issues, as well as participating in sessions delivered by industry experts and thought leaders.

“With a new president and Congress in office, it’s vitally important for regulators and policymakers in Washington to hear from the nation’s REALTORS® about issues affecting their businesses, communities and clients,” says National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) President Bill Brown. “Robust commercial markets and helping more Americans achieve the dream of homeownership are things we believe strongly in protecting, which is why we are here this week engaging with our senators and representatives and making our voices heard.”

Specifically, REALTORS® are visiting the U.S. House and Senate offices to urge Congress to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). They are also advocating for responsible reform of the secondary mortgage market, as well as for improving consumer protections for energy efficiency improvement (PACE) loans and prohibiting the use of mortgage guarantee fees for purposes other than risk management.

Session speakers this year include Mark Calabria, chief economist to Vice President Mike Pence, and Ben Carson, secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Carson, who spoke Tuesday, told attendees that HUD is working to make improvements, with the goal of ushering in a new era of homeownership.

“It’s important to be able to learn from success and from failure,” said Carson. “That’s what wisdom is all about.”

Carson affirmed the importance of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) condominium rule, which, though still pending, but would lessen limitations on FHA financing for condos.

“I can assure you that this rule has very high priority,” Carson said. “I think it will make a big difference to a lot of Americans.”

In addition to the sessions, more than 140 REALTORS® were inducted into the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) 2016 Hall of Fame, acknowledged for RPAC investments of at least $25,000, with one REALTOR® recognized for investing $150,000. (View a list of inductees.)

NAR also announced its continued support of Upstream, the real estate data management company, which unveiled an additional method of integration with multiple listing services (MLSs). The new option, developed with Upstream’s MLS Advisory Group, is a “broker input of choice model” that gives brokers the ability to enter data into the MLS, which will then send the data to Upstream. Brokers still have the ability to enter additional data in Upstream and manage its distribution.

“Upstream has harnessed the technology necessary to make this a reality as we shape the future of real estate,” said NAR CEO Dale Stinton. “This next inclusive step ensures that our REALTOR® members remain at the center of the real estate transaction.”

“Our objective has always been to solve problems thorough partnerships,” said Alex Lange, president and CEO of UpstreamRE. “Brokers can continue to leverage their current workflow while gaining all the enhancement and management features of Upstream. The MLS Advisory Group has been instrumental in determining easier ways for the MLS community to engage and integrate with us.”

NAR will continue to provide funding, resources and support to Upstream through Realtors® Property Resource (RPR®) through 2018.

The REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo concludes May 20. Stay tuned to RISMedia for more developments.

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Top 10 Metro Areas for Millennials

Wed, 2017-05-17 14:57

Millennials are buzzworthy and the focus of nearly every industry, especially real estate because they represent the largest age demographic of prospective homebuyers, according to research conducted by realtor.com®. With their current domination of the home purchasing pool, it’s important to know all you can about them. So, here’s what we know:

  1. One-third of active home shoppers are older millennials (ages 25-34), of which 74 percent are first-time homebuyers.
  1. Millennials are new to home-buying and appreciate working with knowledgeable real estate professionals; 71 percent of millennial buyers noted that help understanding the purchase process was the most beneficial part of working with an agent.
  1. More and more people are turning to the internet during their home search, and millennials lead the pack, with 94 percent using online websites in their home search.
  1. Millennials are connected! So much so that a recent survey found that nearly four in 10 millennials (39 percent) say they interact more with their smartphones than they do with their significant others, parents, friends, children or co-workers. Knowing where the millennial buyer is and creating a well-rounded mobile experience for them is key!
  1. Millennials have different home location preferences in comparison to other groups, specifically: 39 percent prefer single-family homes; 28 percent want homes near suburbs; and 22 percent prefer outlying suburban areas.
  1. Of Midwestern city marketshare, 42 percent belongs to millennials.
  1. Millennial homebuyers are attracted to strong and affordable local economies. Knowing the trends among this group can help you to better connect with this large group of young buyers and find out exactly what it is they’re searching for.

Each month realtor.com conducts a national monthly survey to stay current on the pulse of the real estate industry. Most recently, the realtor.com research team “compiled views to home listings across the country to get a closer look at geographical preferences by age groups. In this deeper dive, [they looked] at the older millennial share of views compared to other age groups in order to better understand which markets are most popular with this influential demographic.”

Find out where millennial homebuyers are heading in our infographic of the top 10 metros for millennials:

A version of this article originally appeared in the ListHub newsletter.

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Analysis: 'You're fired' may backfire. Untethered James Comey now Trump's greatest threat - USA TODAY

Wed, 2017-05-17 14:17


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Analysis: 'You're fired' may backfire. Untethered James Comey now Trump's greatest threat
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And of course, the real estate mogul is virtually synonymous with the catchphrase, "You're fired!" But by firing the FBI director — who was running an ongoing investigation into possible collusion between his campaign associates and Russia — Trump ...

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Two stocks can be a game changer in the market: Depomed, Inc. (DEPO), Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust ... - The USA Commerce

Wed, 2017-05-17 13:53


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Two stocks can be a game changer in the market: Depomed, Inc. (DEPO), Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust ...
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On the close of 05/16/2017 Depomed, Inc. (NASDAQ:DEPO) dropped -4.85% to hit $11.19. During the session shares stayed in the range from $11.80 to $11.19. RSI( Relative Strength Index) highlights overbought (over 70) and oversold (under 30) areas.
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Indie real estate brokerages joining cloud-based competitors, like eXp Realty and Real

Wed, 2017-05-17 13:39

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. This thinking has long inspired some independent brokerages to affiliate with traditional brands. And a similar rationale is spurring others to join fast-growing cloud-based brokerages. ...

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Some indie real estate brokerages joining cloud-based competitors, like eXp Realty and Real

Wed, 2017-05-17 13:39

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. This thinking has long inspired some independent brokerages to affiliate with traditional brands. And a similar rationale is spurring others to join fast-growing cloud-based brokerages ...

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Agent Connect will tackle objections, marketing and more

Wed, 2017-05-17 12:08

The very best real estate agents make success look easy -- but anybody who's tried to do the job knows that it's anything but ...

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What’s your objection handling strategy in real estate?

Wed, 2017-05-17 11:55

Getting objections from prospects, leads and clients in real estate is par for the course. But do these scenarios still make you panic ...

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Innovation meets emotion in Coldwell Banker’s new tech campaign

Wed, 2017-05-17 11:18

Coldwell Banker has launched "Storytelling," its latest campaign to introduce the company's three-product technology suite to consumers ...

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What a suspicious fire at a new Emeryville development means to the local real estate scene

Wed, 2017-05-17 11:11

Red Oak Realty's Simon Black started his Saturday open house for a trendy loft-style apartment in the San Francisco Bay Area with a troubling surprise. ...

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The Bluths are back! 'Arrested Development' to return on Netflix in 2018 - USA TODAY

Wed, 2017-05-17 09:08


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The Bluths are back! 'Arrested Development' to return on Netflix in 2018
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If you've been pining for the return of America's favorite dysfunctional real-estate family, you haven't made a huge mistake. At last, Netflix has completed long-gestating deals for a fifth season of Arrested Development, due in 2018, five years after ...

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AEW Europe buys German retail portfolio from BMO Real Estate - IP Real Estate

Wed, 2017-05-17 09:03


AEW Europe buys German retail portfolio from BMO Real Estate
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The assets, known as the Sidewalk portfolio, will be held by a Spezialfonds managed by HansaInvest Hanseatische Investment and set up for a north German pension fund in 2010. AEW said the portfolio is in prime retail locations of large and medium-sized ...

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Want a Real Estate Empire? Start with Brookfield Property Partners LP - The Motley Fool Canada

Wed, 2017-05-17 06:11


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Want a Real Estate Empire? Start with Brookfield Property Partners LP
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Because of this, one of the simplest and most efficient ways to begin building your real estate empire is to actually entrust another entity to build it for you: Brookfield Property Partners LP (TSX:BPY.UN)(NYSE:BPY). Brookfield Property already has a ...
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NAR offering free Placester websites to Realtors

Wed, 2017-05-17 05:00

Realtors who don't have a personal website have officially run out of excuses. The National Association of Realtors is offering free property search websites to all members as part of a new deal with real estate software provider Placester ...

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