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Join Corcoran Sunshine, the US Immigration Fund, Lennar and other top firms in Shanghai - The Real Deal Magazine

USA Real Estate News - 3 hours 56 min ago

The Real Deal Magazine

Join Corcoran Sunshine, the US Immigration Fund, Lennar and other top firms in Shanghai
The Real Deal Magazine
Every year more than 3,000 Chinese institutional and direct investors in U.S. real estate join The Real Deal for three days of networking, break-out sessions and panels. ... Bruce Mosler (Cushman & Wakefield), Nick Mastroianni (U.S. Immigration Fund ...

WP Carey: Why I Just Bought This 5.8% Yielding REIT - Seeking Alpha

Europe Real Estate News - 4 hours 27 min ago

WP Carey: Why I Just Bought This 5.8% Yielding REIT
Seeking Alpha
The REIT has exposure to Western European real estate, limiting W.P. Carey's exposure to a downturn in U.S. real estate. Portfolio and dividend coverage stats are very good. Shares are not overpriced on an AFFO basis yet. An investment in W.P. Carey ...

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Citigroup to go 100% renewable by 2020 - pv magazine USA

USA Real Estate News - 6 hours 6 min ago

pv magazine USA

Citigroup to go 100% renewable by 2020
pv magazine USA
The amount of real estate for on-site solar generation that this could involve is not insignificant. Citigroup owns or leases more than 7,900 properties, representing over 57 million square feet of real estate in 94 nations. As a centerpiece, the bank ...

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The benefits of owning a rental property - W*USA 9

USA Real Estate News - 7 hours 12 min ago

W*USA 9

The benefits of owning a rental property
W*USA 9
WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA9) - Have you dreamt of becoming a real estate mogul? There are many benefits to owning rental properties according to The Real Deal in Real Estate Pros. Tax deductions. If you receive rental income, you may be able to deduct ...

Phoenix Chinese center caught between pride, real estate realities - Chinadaily USA

USA Real Estate News - 9 hours 48 min ago

Phoenix Chinese center caught between pride, real estate realities
Chinadaily USA
It may have been only 20 years old, but to some Chinese Americans in Phoenix, Arizona, the Chinese Cultural Center was worth a historical stand. About 200 people attended the Phoenix City Council meeting on Sept 12, calling for the center's ...

Active Stock on Watch: Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate PLC (KWE.L) - JCTY News

Europe Real Estate News - 13 hours 38 sec ago

Active Stock on Watch: Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate PLC (KWE.L)
JCTY News
Needle moving action has been spotted in Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate PLC (KWE.L) as shares are moving today on volatility -0.18% or $-2.00 from the open. The LSE listed company saw a recent bid of $1089.00 and 6966 shares have traded hands ...

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Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate PLC (KWE.L) CMF Pushes Into Positive Territory - Morgan Research

Europe Real Estate News - 13 hours 29 min ago

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Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate PLC (KWE.L) CMF Pushes Into Positive Territory
Morgan Research
Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate PLC (KWE.L) shares have moved above the Chalkin Money Flow zero line, indicating potential buying momentum for the shares. The Chaikin Money Flow Indicator is an oscillator developed by Marc Chaikin. An oscillator ...
Trading Focus: A Deep Dive into Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate PLC (KWE.L)Midway Monitor
Trading Watch: Percentage Price Oscillator Histogram Below Zero for Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate PLC (KWERF)Baxter Review

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Amundi ETF FTSE EPRA Europe Real Estate UCITS ETF (EPRE.L) Sees Chaikin Money Flow Holding Above Zero - Hayden Business Journal

Europe Real Estate News - 15 hours 45 min ago

Real Estate Investment Times

Amundi ETF FTSE EPRA Europe Real Estate UCITS ETF (EPRE.L) Sees Chaikin Money Flow Holding Above Zero
Hayden Business Journal
Amundi ETF FTSE EPRA Europe Real Estate UCITS ETF (EPRE.L) shares are showing bullish signs as the Chaikin Money Flow or CFI is above the zero line. A positive Chaikin Money Flow indicates that the stock is strong while a negative CMF indicates that ...
Chartists Place SPDR FTSE EPRA Europe ex UK Real Estate UCITS ETF (EURE.L) Shares on Notice: Technical UpdateUnion Trade Journal
Amundi ETF FTSE EPRA Europe Real Estate UCITS ETF (EPRE.L): SuperTrend Above Stock PriceBulletin News

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Banks boost European shares after Fed signals December hike - Reuters

Europe Real Estate News - 15 hours 57 min ago

Reuters

Banks boost European shares after Fed signals December hike
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - Banking shares drove European bourses higher on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve signaled a likely December rate hike and announced it would begin trimming its balance sheet in October. The pan-European STOXX 600 ...

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Re-thinking real estate - Real Estate Investment Times

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Real Estate Investment Times

Re-thinking real estate
Real Estate Investment Times
Adorning the grand halls of the Landmark Hotel in Marylebone, London, this year's annual European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA) conference, the event for European listed real estate investments trusts (REITs), focused on a theme of 'RE Think', ...
Amundi ETF FTSE EPRA Europe Real Estate UCITS ETF (EPRE.L) Sees Chaikin Money Flow Holding Above ZeroHayden Business Journal

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Growing Pains For New Real Estate Sector - ETF.com

USA Real Estate News - 20 hours 49 min ago

ETF.com

Growing Pains For New Real Estate Sector
ETF.com
1, 2016―real estate became its own sector after S&P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI decreed the group would split off from financials under the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS). The move was historic, creating the first new sector since the ...

London real estate market thrives despite Brexit woe - Independent.ie

Europe Real Estate News - Wed, 2017-09-20 20:31

Independent.ie

London real estate market thrives despite Brexit woe
Independent.ie
AustralianSuper Pty., which has Aus$120bn ($95bn) in assets is looking to invest more overseas, with real estate in Britain, Europe and the US of particular interest. In 2016, the company paid Aus$900m to take a majority stake in the 67-acre King's ...

Trading Focus: A Deep Dive into Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate PLC (KWE.L) - Midway Monitor

Europe Real Estate News - Wed, 2017-09-20 18:03

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Trading Focus: A Deep Dive into Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate PLC (KWE.L)
Midway Monitor
Investors may be taking a look at some technical numbers on shares of Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate PLC (KWE.L). The 14-day RSI is currently spotted at 35.07, the 7-day is at 26.84, and the 3-day is sitting at 13.92. The RSI, or Relative Strength ...
Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate PLC (KWE.L): -DI Recorded Above +DI on These SharesBulletin News

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The secret every real estate leader knows but doesn’t talk about

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Wed, 2017-09-20 17:31
"I'm talking about the failures today. That's my job and that's what I'm going to do. And by the end of this talk, I'm going to challenge all of you guys to talk about failures so we can learn together." This is what Vija Williams of Keller Williams Realty said on the Inman Stage before telling her own story of disengagement, burning out, failing and getting back up again. Watch to learn what happened to her and her team, and learn how to avoid going through the same.  ...

Keller Williams branch fires agent over controversial Facebook post

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Wed, 2017-09-20 16:55
South Dakota Republican State Rep. Lynne Hix-DiSanto, who also worked as a licensed real estate agent, has been fired from Keller Williams Realty Black Hills over a Sept. 7 Facebook post of a meme that depicted protestors being hit by a car ...

Chalmette native Sarah Nunez, 20, to compete in Miss Louisiana USA pageant - NOLA.com (blog)

USA Real Estate News - Wed, 2017-09-20 16:14

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Chalmette native Sarah Nunez, 20, to compete in Miss Louisiana USA pageant
NOLA.com (blog)
Chalmette native Sarah Nunez has accomplished a lot of things in her 20 years, but now this dynamic young woman has her eyes on something a little out of her comfort zone - competing in this year's Miss Louisiana USA pageant. Nunez, who graduated from ...

Existing-Home Sales Flounder in August

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Wed, 2017-09-20 15:18

Existing-home sales floundered in August, posting higher than one year prior but lower than in July, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reports.

Existing-home sales totaled 5.35 million, a 1.7 percent decrease from July but a 0.2 percent increase from one year prior. Inventory decreased 2.1 percent to 1.88 million, 6.5 percent below one year prior.

“Steady employment gains, slowly rising incomes and lower mortgage rates generated sustained buyer interest all summer long, but unfortunately, not more home sales,” says Lawrence Yun, chief economist at NAR. “What’s ailing the housing market, and continues to weigh on overall sales, is the inadequate levels of available inventory and the upward pressure it’s putting on prices in several parts of the country. Sales have been unable to break out because there are simply not enough homes for sale.”

Inventory is currently at a 4.2-month supply. Existing homes averaged 30 days on market in August, six less days than one year prior. All told, 51 percent of homes sold in August were on the market for less than one month.

The metropolitan areas with the fewest days on market in August, according to data from realtor.com®, were San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif. (29 days); Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Wash. (30 days); Vallejo-Fairfield, Calif. (31 days); and San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, Calif., and Salt Lake City, Utah (both 32 days).

The median existing-home price for all types of houses (single-family, condo, co-op and townhome) was $253,500, a 5.6 percent increase from one year prior. The median price for a single-family existing home was $255,500, while the median price for an existing condo was $237,600.

“Market conditions continue to be stressful and challenging for both prospective first-time buyers and homeowners looking to trade up,” Yun says. “The ongoing rise in home prices is straining the budgets of some of these would-be buyers, and what is available for sale is moving off the market quickly because supply remains minimal in the lower- and mid-price ranges.”

Single-family existing-home sales came in at 4.74 million in August, a 2.1 percent decrease from 4.84 million in July, but a 0.4 percent increase from 4.72 million one year prior. Existing-condo and co-op sales came in at 610,000, a 1.7 percent increase from July, but a 1.6 percent decrease from one year prior.

Twenty percent of existing-home sales in August were all-cash, with 15 percent by individual investors. Four percent were distressed.

The Midwest and Northeast saw positive activity in August, with existing-home sales rising 2.4 percent to 1.28 million in the Midwest, with a median price of $200,500, and 10.8 percent to 720,000 in the Northeast, with a median price of $289,500. Existing-home sales in the South and West fell, 5.7 percent to 2.15 million in the South, with a median price of $220,400, and 4.8 percent to 1.20 million in the West, with a median price of $374,700.

“Some of the South region’s decline in closings can be attributed to the devastation Hurricane Harvey caused to the Greater Houston area,” says Yun. “Sales will be impacted the rest of the year in Houston, as well as in the most severely affected areas in Florida from Hurricane Irma; however, nearly all of the lost activity will likely show up in 2018.”

First-time homebuyers comprised 31 percent of existing-home sales in August, a decrease from 33 percent in July.

Overall, the housing market is on a continuing path to recovery—but its progress is threatened by recently proposed tax reform.

“Consumers are smart and know that any attempt to cap or limit the deductibility of mortgage interest is essentially a tax on homeownership and the middle class,” Brown says. “A study commissioned by NAR found that under some tax reform proposals, many homeowners with adjusted gross incomes between $50,000 and $200,000 would see an average tax increase of $815, along with home values shrinking by an average of more than 10 percent. An even steeper decline would be seen in areas with higher property and state income taxes. Congress must keep homeowners in mind as it looks towards tax reform this year.”

For more information, please visit www.nar.realtor.

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Innovation, Not Irrelevancy: 3 Strategies to Sustain

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Wed, 2017-09-20 15:04

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com:

“How are we going to be able to keep up with the rapidly evolving world around us?”

A crucial question, and one posed at RISMedia’s recent 2017 Real Estate CEO Exchange Networking Breakfast, where Power Brokers and other industry leaders gathered not only to connect, but also to consider the relationship between innovation and irrelevancy.

DocuSign General Manager of Global Real Estate and Vice President Georg Gerstenfeld speaks at the CEO Exchange Networking Breakfast.​

The two are closely linked, explained Georg Gerstenfeld, general manager of Global Real Estate and vice president at DocuSign, sponsor of the breakfast.

Change is the key driver to us becoming irrelevant,” Gerstenfeld said. “The technology is ready. The consumers are demanding it. The time is really now for us to transform the [real estate] transaction.”

Gerstenfeld called out several culturally significant changes created through innovation, as well as the strategies that propelled them: automated workflows, delighted customers, and workable data. The Netflixes and Wazes of the world mastered all three—and rendered their predecessors obsolete in the process.

“Disruptors delight, automate and leverage data,” said Gerstenfeld. “[They] constantly challenge themselves to stay relevant and to find new ways to delight their customers and use their data now.”

DocuSign and Gerstenfeld are at the forefront of the same strategy, sussing out ways to transform the real estate transaction, specifically through its products such as Transaction Rooms.

“Transaction complexity is still largely unsolved,” Gerstenfeld said. “There are a lot of people involved in real estate day in and day in out in any one particular transaction. Every one of those people has their own process. What we want to bring is change that creates an environment where everybody in the transaction has a space where they can collaborate.”

On innovation, Gerstenfeld recommended starting with a manageable goal—a “quick win.”

“Change management is about building up wins and building up confidence,” said Gerstenfeld. “Start with the quick wins, and start today, as opposed to waiting for the perfect solution or ideal software. Pick a project that’s going to make a difference in your business.”

Stay tuned to RISMedia for continuing coverage of this year’s CEO Exchange sessions:

Suzanne De Vita is RISMedia’s online news editor. Email her your real estate news ideas at sdevita@rismedia.com.

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Revealed: 100 Best Places to Live in America

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Wed, 2017-09-20 14:55

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com:

Ever wondered who is living the good life, and where? A new study done by MONEY with the help of realtor.com® runs down the top 100 best places to live in the U.S.

But how does one quantify “best,” a term that feels quite subjective? The study’s methodology focuses on towns with a population of 10,000 to 100,000, to avoid the big cities and spotlight smaller suburbs and towns that often get overlooked as folks gush about Portland, Ore. and Austin, Texas.

The variables MONEY focused on with these smaller places included job availability, school systems, crime rates, convenience, home values and community/cultural outlets. Realtor.com stepped in to assist with the real estate aspect, and together the two sources unveiled 100 great places to live across the country, from North Dakota to New Jersey and back again.

So what are the top 10 spots? Some may surprise you:

  1. Fishers, Ind.
  2. Allen, Texas
  3. Monterey Park, Calif.
  4. Franklin, Tenn.
  5. Olive Branch, Miss.
  6. Dickinson, N.D.
  7. Lone Tree, Colo.
  8. North Arlington, N.J.
  9. Schaumburg, Ill.
  10. Bozeman, Mont.

For more details, check out MONEY’s post here, and to see how realtor.com broke down what is occurring in the “Best Places” housing markets, click here.

Zoe Eisenberg is RISMedia’s senior content editor. Email her your real estate news ideas at zoe@rismedia.com.

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Meet the new COO of Sotheby’s International Realty

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Wed, 2017-09-20 11:59
Julie Leonhardt LaTorre has traversed from U.S. coast to coast building up a diverse resume ...
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