Luxury Real Estate Archive
RISMEDIA, July 12, 2010—Whether it's because of the economy or by choice, millions of Americans will be staying closer to home this summer; and with warm weather already upon us, many families will be spending their time outdoors. And even though summer has officially started, it's not too late to get your outdoor space ready for a summer of fun at home.
With a little hard work and advice from the experts at HouseLogic—a comprehensive consumer website about all aspects of homeownership—homeowners can quickly and easily get their home and outdoor space summer-ready.
RISMEDIA, July 10, 2010—(MCT)—The explosion of remodeling shows on TV and makeover spreads in magazines has whetted America's appetite for glamorous rooms brimming with the latest furnishings, appliances and color schemes. Kitchen remodels are among the most popular, according to a report in the August issue of Consumer Reports and online at consumerreports.org. And the economic slowdown means there are outstanding deals on everything from cooktops to countertops. It also means kitchen designers and building contractors are eager for work and willing to negotiate.
RISMEDIA, July 9, 2010—This sprawling, custom-built Expanded Ranch in West Orange, NJ is equipped with amenities that appeal to everyone. The living room, dining room, master bedroom and upstairs bedrooms are equipped with beautiful, shiny, refinished oak floors
RISMEDIA, July 8, 2010—A home inspection report is an important document that a potential buyer will have that accurately describes the conditions that exist in the house they are considering buying. It is crucial that your client receive a well written and detailed home inspection report and working with your client to interpret the inspection report can help eliminate confusion and indecision. This article will attempt to give you some guidance to assist your buyers with interpreting a home inspection report.
RISMEDIA, July 7, 2010—Most families with young children live within a mile of a public elementary school. The most common home heating fuel in the U.S. is gas. Only a third of American homes have a working carbon monoxide detector.
RISMEDIA, July 1, 2010—(MCT)—The House of Representatives introduced and passed a proposal to extend the original June 30 closing deadline for home buyers who want to get up to $8,000 in tax credits.
The Home Buyers Assistance Act of 2010 would push the deadline to midnight September 30, 2010 on contracts that were signed by the midnight April 30 deadline. The vote was 409 to 5, with 18 not voting.
RISMEDIA, July 1, 2010—Home sales increased 1.2% in May 2010 in California compared with the same period a year ago, while the median price of an existing home rose 23.2%, the California Association of Realtors® (C.A.R.) recently reported.
RISMEDIA, July 1, 2010—What’s not to love about the beach? The soothing sound of crashing waves, kids building sandcastles and seagulls scrambling for free snacks, all while you relax on your beach towel, mindlessly drifting away on your private mental yacht.
RISMEDIA, June 29, 2010—(MCT)—Home shoppers who missed the April 30 deadline for a housing tax credit might have the last laugh. For a variety of reasons, they could end up saving more than the $8,000 they could have received from the tax refund.
In some neighborhoods and price ranges, sellers are dropping their prices because buyers are harder to find now that the credit has expired. Builders and real estate companies began offering promotions after the tax credit ended that, in many cases, are worth more than the credit.
RISMEDIA, June 25, 2010—This brand new 9,617 square foot custom-built estate features three-stories, 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms and boasts a litany of premium architectural, design and décor features. Located in The Ridges of Summerlin, Las Vegas,
RISMEDIA, June 25, 2010—TripAdvisor, one of the world's most popular and largest travel communities announced the top vacation rental hot spots for 2010, based on TripAdvisor shopping data and site editors. These outstanding vacation rental destinations
RISMEDIA, June 23, 2010—Existing-home sales remained at elevated levels in May on buyer response to the tax credit, characterized by stabilizing home prices and historically low mortgage interest rates, according to the National Association of Realtors. Gains in the West and South were offset by a decline in the Northeast; the Midwest was steady.
Existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.66 million units in May, down 2.2% from an upwardly revised surge of 5.79 million units in April. May closings are 19.2% above the 4.75 million-unit level in May 2009; April sales were revised to show an 8.0% monthly gain.
RISMEDIA, June 23, 2010—Have you seen iGoogle? It’s an online dashboard that offers you the ability to read the day’s news, check your Facebook or Twitter feeds or even find out what time that new movie is playing.
RISMEDIA, June 22, 2010—When brokers and agents think of video, the first thing that comes to mind is often a home video tour. And while that’s certainly not a bad idea, another approach can make a major impact as well—and that’s a video tour of the neighborhood.
RISMEDIA, June 22, 2010—Right now, you’re thinking this might be a case of “be careful what you wish for.” Absolutely not—there’s nothing to fear. You need to know definitively what your clients think, and creating an annual survey is an important marketing step,