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Top Housing Markets of 2018 (So Far)


As a real estate agent, or even a professional in the real estate industry, it is important to keep on top of which markets are performing the best. There have been many market trends so far in the year, including markets further inland growing in popularity. This […]

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Real Estate Term of the Day – Capital Improvement

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A capital improvement is a permanent structural change or restoration of some aspect of a property that will enhance the property’s value, increase its useful life or adapt it to new uses. This type of improvement must have a life expectancy of more than one year, and […]

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Lack of People Entering Construction Could Spell Trouble for the Market

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According to recent research, the construction business is having a hard time attracting younger job seekers. Nationally, the share of construction workers who are 24 years old or younger has declined by nearly 30% on the last 10 years, and it is only getting smaller. Their general […]

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Trending – Foreign Buyers


So far this summer, the market has been driven by a lot of buyers competing for a limited amount of houses, especially in big cities where populations are dense and unemployment numbers are low. Another piece of the puzzle fueling this supply and demand trend is the […]

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10 House Hunting Red Flags


When you are looking for a new home, it is easy to be swept off your feet by good staging, a view, or even a trendy neighborhood. But, it is incredible important to do a thorough inspection of a home when you get to tour it, especially […]

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Real Estate Term of the Day – Gazump


  It sounds like a made up word, or something you might say to someone after they sneeze, but in places like the UK “Gazump” is a legitimate real estate term. It refers to the practice of raising the price of a previously agreed upon deal. For […]

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Real Estate Term of the Day – Encroachment


Encroachment, in real estate, is when a property owner violates the property rights of his neighbor by building or extending a structure to a neighbor’s property. This happens most often when a property owner is not aware of his property boundaries. It is also sometimes referred to […]

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Housing Markets to Look Out for in 2018

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Now that 2018 is almost halfway over, investors and industry experts have been predicting which markets will come out on top of the U.S. market. With traditionally smaller markets rising to compete with the likes of the Big Six, this article from presented some interesting contenders. […]

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Real Estate Term of the Day – Shell Lease


A Shell Lease is a commercial lease in which a tenant rents a property with an unfinished interior. The agreement is that the tenant will finish construction or any necessary renovations, as well as decorating and adding any furniture, fixtures or equipment. A shell lease often specifies […]

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Real Estate Term of the Day – Recapture Lease


A recapture clause is defined as a lease provision that allows the landlord to terminate a lease and retain possession of a property. This type of clause is very common in commercial real estate deals. The details of the clause are negotiated by the property owner and […]

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