WASHINGTON, Nov 26- Contracts to buy previously-owned U.S. homes unexpectedly fell in October, dropping to their lowest level in four months and casting a shadow over the housing market's recovery. The National Association of Realtors said on Wednesday its Pending Home Sales Index, based on contracts signed last month, dropped 1.1 percent to 104.1.» Read More
There are really no problem clients so much as there are clients in problematic situations, says adviser Dan Mathews of Stepp and Rothwell.
Many people get into real estate as a hobby or for a little extra income, but what happens when a part-time pursuit becomes a full-fledged business.
When it's time to cut ties, make sure you know what to do and when to do it.
The markets are trickier than ever, technology is a bear and the parade of complex products with odd names is enough to make your head spin.
It’s important to distinguish between high-maintenance clients (who need a lot of hand holding) and problem ones (who want the impossible).
Sure, investment returns grab the headlines, but fees fatten the top and bottom line, which makes expansion into other services tempting.
Wall Street’s shedding jobs, so why not start your own business. You may be an investment guru but are you a general manager?
Just as the rag tag tents and moldy sofas of the 10-month-old Occupy Hong Kong movement at the HSBC building in Hong Kong are being moved out, a new sit-in erupted in past days – the Occupy Tamar protest involving around 8,000 people surrounding Government Offices in Central has gone into its 6th day.
Trulia is the latest website daring the public to buy its shares, hoping to raise $75 million in the very competitive world of real estate listings. TheStreet.com reports.
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Recently the government announced it was raising rents on public housing around 10 percent, but giving a free month to offset that.
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Man caves? Jacuzzis? Great rooms? Who needs them? Big, fancy and expensive are out; small, utilitarian and frugal are in. Oh, and so is the outdoors!
Douglas Yearley, Toll Brothers CEO, offers insight on today's housing data, supply overhang and demand.
Beijing's recent announcement that it has enough room to ease monetary policy is sending mixed signals about its stance on the property market, says a market watcher who sees an increase in liquidity working against curbs introduced to cool the real estate sector.
Forced by the harsh realities of the real estate market, lenders are increasingly likely to allow defaulting owners to remain in their homes, the New York Times reports.
Jack Welch, former chairman of GE, says the U.S. realty market could surprise to the upside. "Prices are going up, vacancies are down," he says.
November new home sales were up 1.6% to an annualized rate of 315,000 units, with CNBC's Rick Santelli.
Barry Habib, RPM mortgage chief strategy officer, discusses how mortgage rates provide attractive opportunities for those who can get a loan.
Amid a marked slowdown in transactions from local Hong Kong buyers, mainlanders may be the saving grace for Hong Kong property agents, who otherwise face long days by a quiet phone. The number of sales & purchase agreements signed in July was down 37 percent from June — and 51 percent compared with July last year.