The stock market today has swollen to $14 trillion dollars, double what it was five years ago. With the market at this height, analysts aren’t ruling out a "correction"--a major drop in the value of the stock market. So would real estate be hurt if the stock market were to take a nosedive?
With the onset of the new millennium, there is a temptation to cast 2000 as a watershed year economically. The country will become recession proof. Or the country will sink into major recession. Resist the temptation.
For the first time in years, the three major players--insurance companies, banks, and Wall Street conduit lenders--are battling it out for market share. That’s given borrowers a full menu of options for financing property acquisition or development and helped make 1998 and 1999 great years for commercial practitioners.
An Arizona court ruled recently that homebuyers could sue their salesperson and broker for failing to disclose the home’s defects, because the contract clause waiving broker liability was unenforceable.
In today’s hot market, it’s not enough just to solve your problems. You have to use them to catapult you to competitive advantage. Attack and resolve a problem with anything but forward motion and your business will suffer.
The NAR Board of Directors, meeting in late May, approved measures to increase protections for buyer’s representatives in residential transactions. The directors also approved an NAR policy on federal conservation funds and voted to change the time of future spring meetings.
Those heady days when real estate investment trusts seemed to be gobbling up every apartment building, office complex, and retail center in sight have become a distant memory since their stock prices plunged last year. But that hasn’t stopped practitioners from working on a steady stream of REIT deals.
Ralph Roberts made it easy to dip into his new book, 52 Weeks of Sales Success, by giving you at least one new idea for every week of the year. We dipped in, and here are a few worthwhile ideas we picked up.
Learn what James F. Smith, the new chief economist for the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, is saying. As one of the country’s most accurate economic forecasters, Smith doesn’t have to fight for the ear of the country’s top policy makers and opinion leaders. He has it.
Many buyers of an existing house undertake remodeling at some point. How can you be of help? Here’s what one expert says real estate practitioners should tell buyers and past clients who ask their advice about remodeling.
Although it may be helpful when hiring inexperienced people, testing provides little insight into the sales ability of veteran real estate practitioners beyond what can be known by their résumé, industry reputation, and interviewing skill.
There's no credit crunch if you want to buy or build multifamily housing, experts say. But to get the financing, you must show a clear market for the housing and have the financial wherewithal to do the deal without having to overleverage the project.