We live in an unusually vibrant, dynamic and contentious time in real estate. Tough, gnarly and controversial issues confront the industry because disruption is happening all around us....
Nancy Braun is the creative force behind Charlotte’s Showcase Realty and its several divisions. Focusing on technology and delivering a new kind of experience, Braun has created a new model for the real estate industry...
It’s not easy to become one of the world’s richest men without a thriving business or two. Wang Jianlin, whose $34.1 billion fortune is the largest in Asia, made his early money in the real estate industry. Yet his wealth is also getting a boost this year from China’s entertainment industry. Wang’s Wanda Cinema Line, […]
Earlier this week I engaged in Forum debate over an early 401(k) withdrawal. The person asking the question really wanted to break into real estate and was wondering what the crowd thought about taking an early 401(k) withdrawal, commonly known as a “hardship” withdrawal. My inner CPA took over, and I attempted to explain why [...]Show More Summary
Real estate investor Quattro is believed to be dusting off last year’s plans for an initial public offering.
The real estate mogul Donald Trump is moving on up: to the top of the Republican polls. According to a new poll by NBC News and The Wall Street Journal, the candidate is in the penthouse among GOP primary voters, with 19% selecting him as their choice for the presidential nomination in the 2016 election. [...]Show More Summary
San Francisco real estate is operating in a bubble only understood by venture capitalist running start-ups with no net operating income yet generating millions in funding phases. Sell the sizzle and not the steak. The gold tech rush is in full swing. San Francisco real estate makes Southern California housing look like a timid and […]
Marketing Services Agreements (MSAs) have been around for maybe twenty years or so, they are financial arrangements between compensated real estate (or real estate universe) entities and compensating mortgage lenders. The lenders pay monthly fees to the real estate entities and the real estate entities refer mortgage business to the [...]
Donald Trump, the billionaire real estate mogul and reality show star, is not a fan of paying taxes for two specific reasons. The brash businessman is currently the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination. An NBC News/Wall...Show More Summary
Real estate mogul Donald Trump's presidential campaign on Sunday fired a staffer after racially charged posts he wrote years ago on Facebook surfaced online. Sam Nunberg, who the campaign described as a "part-time advisor," allegedly wrote a series of disparaging Facebook posts in 2007, one in which he called the Rev. Show More Summary
I am a member of the National Association of Realtors. My local association offers classes to help keep us up to date on all the latest real estate happenings. When a class about real estate scams was listed, I jumped at the chance to sign up. This particular class was sponsored and taught by Heritage Title Company, [...]Show More Summary
"Development opportunity," "selling for land value" and "as is" are phrases used in real estate listings to describe tear-downs, those homes probably destined for the proverbial wrecking ball. Mansions with multimillion-dollar price tags, former homes of famous owners and estates designed by renowned...
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Here's what happened this week in the real estate market...
Mortgage Fraud Blog. The trial of a Phoenix man accused of setting up a real estate Ponzi scheme during the Great Recession continued in Santa Ana on Tuesday. According to federal prosecutors who spoke with jurors at court, Michael J. Show More Summary
A quarter century ago, long before he was running for president and when Donald Trump had only recently burst on the scene as New York’s most controversial, outspoken, and seemingly successful real estate developer, another businessman and real-estate mogul, Leonard Stern, made a movie about Trump. Show More Summary
Goldman Sachs Group’s $1.73 billion deal to sell 149 U.S. hotels to Moody National REIT I Inc., a non-traded real estate investment trust, has collapsed after an increase in funding... To view the full story, click the title link.
Expanding companies scooped up office space around Los Angeles County in the second quarter as the real estate recovery spread beyond ever-popular markets such as the Westside.
Success isn't easy -- and making it last is even harder. In the fast-paced, highly competitive and rapidly changing world of real estate, that's especially true. The big-name agent in your local town today might have been a complete unknown just a couple of years ago -- and they may disappear from view just as quickly...
Online property tour provider VisualTour is rebranding itself as Paradym and offering its real estate agent customers new functionality to incorporate the latest Internet technology and trends, the company announced Thursday...