Tag Archives: Builder/Developer

Another Top-10 List — The Hottest Residential Markets

Things change. And they always will. Period. What was hot at one time may be cool at another. And Vice-versa. That encompasses from coffee to iced tea to real estate markets. From a residential real estate perspective, the relative performance of a local market is a function of current supply and demand relationships and expectations …Read more

Best Holiday Discounts on Housing

As we head into peak holiday sales season at the cash register, people are looking for the best deals possible. The same is true in the housing market. To find the biggest discounts, so-to-speak, Zillow used two metrics to find the best “Sale” on housing. The first is the largest price cuts as a percentage …Read more

To Tap Into the Millennial Wave, Think Creatively

Most of us in the real estate industry have watched millennials1 grow up. We’ve seen them go to college, get into debt, face a weak job market and move back home. But they’re adults now, getting ready to start households, and they’re about to change the homebuilding sector. By now, we’re all familiar with stories …Read more

Another Top-10 List — States With the Greatest Real Estate Taxes

Governments require revenues to be able to deliver services (both necessary and discretionary) to the populace. Income taxes (corporate and personal), franchise taxes, sales taxes, value-added taxes, excise taxes, inheritance taxes, property taxes, capital gains taxes, permit fees, licensing fees, and use fees are just some of the revenue sources. Whether a state or locale …Read more

Triggers to Online Searches – From the Retail Side

The internet Rocks when it comes to the real estate industry. Last year roughly 90 percent of all homebuyers used the internet in their search for a home according to the National Association of Realtors© as reported in the 2013 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. That is comparable to the 80 percent plus of …Read more