If you read any article about the top cities to live in or top growing cities in the United States, you are bound to find a Colorado city on the list. Denver is one of the fastest growing large metro areas in the country, with tens of thousands of new residents flocking to the city annually in search of sunshine and ski slopes, but that doesn’t come without growing pains.
Thanks to an old law often referred to as the “construction defect law,” if two condo owners in a building or development join forces, they could turn a lawsuit into an expensive class action complaint. The intent of the law is good, but the problems it causes have created ripples into the cost of housing in the growing metro area. Continue reading →
Real Estate Agents have lost their jobs, they just don’t know it yet. The real estate industry is on its last gasps. The ramifications from the agreement made by NAR and the local MLS associations, making the choice to give listing information to Zillow, was the beginning of what will be a slow, painful, and inevitable death to the Real Estate Services industry. Continue reading →
In the Great Recession just a decade ago, homes were sitting empty around the country as homeowners defaulted on mortgages, encountered foreclosures, and sent the nation’s real estate markets into a downward spiral. Now some cities are being hit with an opposite problem: too many qualified buyers for too few houses. The number of homes for sale has fallen over the last year, and as spring and summer buying seasons kick into high gear, some would be homeowners are in for a big surprise. Continue reading →
Roofing is not an exciting aspect of real estate to most people, but that may change with new developments from Tesla. Tesla is most known for its electric sports cars, but the company, led by entrepreneurial visionary Elon Musk, is trying to completely change how power grids works around the world. At the center of it is a giant battery and new roofing tiles that may show up shortly on your neighbor’s roof! Continue reading →
A particular home shows up on popular real estate website Zillow with a Zestimate of $551,252, a fair estimate of the value by some measures. But the owner doesn’t think Zillow is even in the right ballpark, as the home last sold for $626,000. Unfortunately for Zillow, the owner of that home is a lawyer, and she decided to sue Zillow over its valuation of her suburban Chicago home. Continue reading →
Source: Wikimedia Commons Originally posted to Flickr as English Bay, Vancouver, BC
Vancouver is not all that far from Seattle and Toronto isn’t all that far from New York, but the real estate markets are very different in the United States and Canada. According to an analysis in The Globe and Mail, while Americans earn a little less than Canadians on average, the cost of living in Canada is much higher. One of the major drivers of that is real estate. Let’s take a look at what has been happening lately in the real estate market to our north. Continue reading →
This guide is for the many thousands of newcomers relocating to Collin County. Included is a summary of the hottest new developments, urban living with walk-ability, shopping, restaurants, nightlife, family fun, fitness, and pro sports venues that you’ll want to live near or at least visit. We’ve also highlighted some of the best single family home subdivisions with neighborhood amenities such as community pools, playgrounds, trails, parks and in an array of price ranges in the Plano, Frisco area. Literally everything can be found within a 12.5 mile stretch along the Dallas North Tollway (DNT) between Plano and Frisco. Continue reading →
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Could you imagine downsizing to a 500 square foot home on wheels? That is one new trend in housing. While it may sound crazy to sell most of your stuff and move into a home about twice the size of a typical college dorm room, people across the country are doing just that as they embrace the Tiny House Movement, a trend on living small to save money and resources. Is this a silly new fad, or something big that is about to catch on? According to some real estate experts, we are just beginning a new trend in housing and real estate. Continue reading →
Americans know that the White House offers a life of luxury to the first family, but where do Presidents go after they leave America’s most famous address at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? A new Obama home must have style. Realtor just released a short video walkthrough of the Obama family’s new home in Washington, D.C. Read on to learn more about this historic neighborhood and the property Barack Obama now calls “home.” Continue reading →
Legacy West is a massive development in Plano, Texas. Image via legacywest.com.
In Dallas suburb Plano, a big development is underway, and a new tenant is coming in for a landing. The $3 billion Legacy West project is a mixed use development that will include homes, offices, retail, and restaurants. This Texas sized development should have agents excited about the latest trends and preferences in work and life. Continue reading →