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  • Special masters eyed for Cohen probe all have RE fraud experience - The Real Deal 12 hours 37 min old

    The Real DealSpecial masters eyed for Cohen probe all have RE fraud experienceThe Real DealMueller is investigating potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian nationals in the 2016 pre...sidential election, but the Trump real estate empire has come into increasing focus. Among the items of reported interest are emails to Cohen ...and more »

  • Zillow's Move into House Flipping Prompts Stock Downgrade - Investopedia (blog) 15 hours 19 min old

    Investopedia (blog)Zillow's Move into House Flipping Prompts Stock DowngradeInvestopedia (blog)Late last week, the digital real estate platform company announced that it will partner with West USA... in Phoenix, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona & Nevada Properties in Phoenix and Las Vegas, and Coldwell Banker Premier Realty in Las Vegas to ...

  • Lansing Is Your 2018 Parking Madness Champion! - Streetsblog California (blog) 17 hours 38 min old

    Streetsblog California (blog)Lansing Is Your 2018 Parking Madness Champion!Streetsblog California (blog)In the last few weeks we've gotten to know 16 ugly asphalt wastelands overrun by surface par...king. But only one city (per year) can emerge victorious from the Parking Madness bracket and win the Golden Crater™. Our readers have spoken, and this year ...

  • Real Estate Notebook: John Williams remembered; Dwindling intown industrial - Atlanta Business Chronicle 19 hours 41 min old

    Real Estate Notebook: John Williams remembered; Dwindling intown industrialAtlanta Business ChronicleIt's now one of the nation's fastest-growing real estate companies. Williams, who was 75, d...ied unexpectedly April 16. The loss of such an iconic real estate developer stunned the Atlanta business community and longtime friends, including former DeKalb ...

  • Pricey US home sales soar as buyers ignore new tax code - Reuters 20 hours 47 min old

    ReutersPricey US home sales soar as buyers ignore new tax codeReutersThe 30-county data from realtor.com represent 98 percent of final closings unlike the less comprehensive, but more timely, sampling...s often used to indicate real estate activity. The counties account for 10 percent of all home sales and 60 percent of ...and more »

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Is ‘Green’ at a Premium? Depends Where You Purchase

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - 3 hours 51 min ago

Who says you need “green” to get a green home?

According to an analysis by realtor.com®, eco-friendliness is becoming the norm—and being a green homeowner may not be as pricey as thought. While California’s costlier markets have high concentrations of green homes, there are also affordable pockets outside the Golden State—and, in many markets, eco-features are no longer at a premium.

The greenest:

Loan Originations: Home Purchases Up

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - 3 hours 52 min ago

Even with increasing interest rates, closed home purchases ticked up 6 percent in March, according to Ellie Mae®’s latest Origination Insight Report. Closed refinances slumped 5 percent.

Across the board, closings took 41 days in March, one day less than in February; however, purchases took 43 days, two days less than in February. Closing rates were:

Fake Trulia rental listing causes Denver family to lose $3,900

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Fri, 2018-04-20 17:11
In April, rents increased month-over-month in 81 percent of the nation's 100 largest metropolitan statistical markets (MSAs), and that number jumps to 89 percent when looking at year-over-year trends. When home and rental prices are all on the rise, it's easy for buyers and renters to be lured into scams with hopes of saving a little extra change -- which is exactly what happened to a Denver family just last week ...

The week in financial markets: no recognizable housing cycle

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Fri, 2018-04-20 17:10
The Fed has been oh-so-gradually pushing up on the cost of money, an overnight rate, but only this week has that up-pushing (from “underneath” as traders would say) moved long-term rates, specifically the 10-year T-note, which defines mortgages and a lot else.

Earth Day gives real estate reason to celebrate, educate

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Fri, 2018-04-20 16:47
Sunday, April 22, is Earth Day — a time to appreciate this beautiful planet and raise awareness about the ways we can protect and make it better it for generations to come. 

Town Residential ceases resale and leasing ops, shedding 400 agents

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Fri, 2018-04-20 14:51
Manhattan brokerage Town Residential is eliminating its sales and leasing operations to concentrate on international and new development, a spokesperson for the firm confirmed on Friday. The move will force more than 400 agents to find a new home.

US mall owner's CEO is about to retire, sparking deal speculation - CNBC

Europe Real Estate News - Fri, 2018-04-20 14:34

CNBC

US mall owner's CEO is about to retire, sparking deal speculation
CNBC
Macerich's chairman and CEO, Art Coppola, is set to retire at the end of this year, having led the company for 25 years, and the news is fueling the idea that more deal activity could be looming in the retail real estate industry. Already this year ...

Special masters eyed for Cohen probe all have RE fraud experience - The Real Deal

USA Real Estate News - Fri, 2018-04-20 14:15

The Real Deal

Special masters eyed for Cohen probe all have RE fraud experience
The Real Deal
Mueller is investigating potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian nationals in the 2016 presidential election, but the Trump real estate empire has come into increasing focus. Among the items of reported interest are emails to Cohen ...

California agent charged with price gouging during NorCal fires

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Fri, 2018-04-20 11:44
On April 16, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed three misdemeanor charges against real estate agent Melissa “Missy” Echeverria for raising the price of a rental from $5,000 per month to $9,000 per month ...

Zillow's Move into House Flipping Prompts Stock Downgrade - Investopedia (blog)

USA Real Estate News - Fri, 2018-04-20 11:34

Investopedia (blog)

Zillow's Move into House Flipping Prompts Stock Downgrade
Investopedia (blog)
Late last week, the digital real estate platform company announced that it will partner with West USA in Phoenix, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona & Nevada Properties in Phoenix and Las Vegas, and Coldwell Banker Premier Realty in Las Vegas to ...

A $66 Billion Investor Is Warming Up to European Bank Shares ... - Bloomberg

Europe Real Estate News - Fri, 2018-04-20 11:12

Bloomberg

A $66 Billion Investor Is Warming Up to European Bank Shares ...
Bloomberg
A decade after the financial crisis, it's time to look at European banks again, according to Allianz Global Investors. “We've been warming up to banks, but coming from the ice age to normal takes time,” said Joerg de Vries-Hippen, chief investment ...

A $66 Billion Investor Is Warming Up to European Bank Shares - Bloomberg

Europe Real Estate News - Fri, 2018-04-20 11:12

Bloomberg

A $66 Billion Investor Is Warming Up to European Bank Shares
Bloomberg
In the Bloomberg Europe 500 Banks and Financial Services Index, the median price-book value ratio is now 0.98. De Vries-Hippen said he sees “good banks” in the Netherlands after the Dutch government did “a great job” repairing the damage done by the ...
A $66 Billion Investor Is Warming Up to European Bank Shares ...BloombergQuint

Lansing Is Your 2018 Parking Madness Champion! - Streetsblog California (blog)

USA Real Estate News - Fri, 2018-04-20 09:14

Streetsblog California (blog)

Lansing Is Your 2018 Parking Madness Champion!
Streetsblog California (blog)
In the last few weeks we've gotten to know 16 ugly asphalt wastelands overrun by surface parking. But only one city (per year) can emerge victorious from the Parking Madness bracket and win the Golden Crater™. Our readers have spoken, and this year ...

Wells Fargo hit with $1B fine in mortgage account scandal

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Fri, 2018-04-20 09:03
Federal regulators on Friday hit banking giant Wells Fargo with a $1 billion fine for violations involving home mortgages and auto insurance.

Parker Principle 12: Standing up to climate change

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Fri, 2018-04-20 08:41
During our session, we spoke at length about disaster preparedness, stranded assets, rising home insurance rates, and the promise of new home technology — to each other. Out of the 150+ industry leaders who attended Disconnect, ours were the only two voices.

AccorHotels to pursue acquisitions, no special dividend - The Business Times

Europe Real Estate News - Fri, 2018-04-20 08:37

AccorHotels to pursue acquisitions, no special dividend
The Business Times
[PARIS] AccorHotels, Europe's biggest hotel group, will make further acquisitions in coming years, using cash from the sale of a majority stake in its property business rather than paying a special dividend, its chief executive said on Friday. In ...

An unexploded WWII bomb forced a mass evacuation in Berlin. There will be more to come. - Washington Post

Europe Real Estate News - Fri, 2018-04-20 07:54

Washington Post

An unexploded WWII bomb forced a mass evacuation in Berlin. There will be more to come.
Washington Post
Both on land and in the sea, the delayed impact of Europe's World War II legacy may not have reached its peak. As shells are rusting away in the North and Baltic Seas, toxic chemicals may begin to leak near popular beaches. On land, rising rents across ...

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