London is the least affordable place to rent, with rental costs accounting for 46% of a single person’s wages on average. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP) AFP/Getty Images Average rents in the U.K. rose to a slower pace than the level of average earnings last year, making renting more affordable – a new report by Zoopla
A new real estate agent faces an uphill battle. Not only are they unknown, but they now are competing against more established agents who have been in the field longer, meaning they need to be creative and look at things from a different angle in order to set themselves apart. Building interest is where the
Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin WeWork’s problems aren’t over yet. SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Topline: WeWork’s troubles look far from over, with massive layoffs, a fiasco with its phone booths and a tough choice between two financial bailout plans as the company scrambles to raise cash and save its business.
A few months ago, I was in the incredibly fortunate position of receiving a call from my real estate agent. He’d found a unit about to go on the market that would make, he thought, a strong investment. After weighing a number of options, I ultimately decided to purchase a different rental property in Boston.
Pilgrim Estate Pittsburg, Texas Concierge Auctions For an estate as big as Cluckingham Palace, this may surprise you: Clayton Pilgrim says his favorite room in his grandparents’ home is actually not the home theater. Or the indoor swimming pool that was modeled after the pool and spa at the Greenbrier. “My grandfather’s office is my
It’s a hard no on soft flooring. Photo by Binyamin Mellish from Pexels Whether you’re buying a new home or renovating your current one, if resale value is a concern, there’s absolutely one design mistake that turns off a large segment of potential buyers—wall-to-wall carpeting, especially throughout a home. According to Allison Chiaramonte, who is a
As housing markets continue to soar and frequent travelers move toward a “lock-and-go” lifestyle, condos are becoming increasingly popular for buyers, even in cities that are less densely populated. But it is important to note that a condo purchase is not like just any home purchase. Whereas homes are contained units, condos are just one
Tuscan Villa-inspired estate in Coral Gables, Florida The Jills Zeder Group Tucked away in a private gated community in Coral Gables, Florida is a Tuscan villa-inspired estate that is waterfront living at its best. The home at 150 Arvida Parkway in Gables Estates is on the market for a record-setting asking price of $48 million
FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – OCTOBER 10: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots hands the ball off to Sony Michel #26 against the New York Giants during the first quarter in the game at Gillette Stadium on October 10, 2019 in Foxborough, Getty Images Tom Brady, quarterback of the New England Patriots, is killing it
The real estate titan is making his biggest donation ever to his alma mater, setting up scholarships for students who are the first in their family to attend college, just as he was. David Yellen When David Walentas finished his Navy ROTC application test in 1955, he had to choose one of about 50 schools
facade of home with manicured lawn, landscaping, and backdrop of trees and dark blue sky. Glowing interior lights create a welcoming mood. Getty Just to be clear, this is not about buying a house for $10,000, this is about buying a house with $10,000. For starters, you will need to have $10,000, which you will use for your down
Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin PHOENIX, AZ – MARCH 18: Shawn King (L) and television personality Larry King attend Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night XXIII at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa on March 18, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Getty The palatial pad where Larry
Michael and Xochi Birch listed their home at 2799 Broadway. Daniel Lunghi for Sotheby’s International Realty Computer programming moguls Michael and Xochi Birch are selling their Pacific Heights estate for $39 million. The listing threatens the title of most expensive home ever sold in San Francisco, which has been held by 2712 Broadway in the
Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin The shopping center is a statistic in a struggling industry. ASSOCIATED PRESS Topline: A Georgia shopping center, better known as Starcourt Mall from season three of Netflix’s Stranger Things, is up for sale after sitting mostly empty during an overall tough time for retailers. Gwinnett Place’s
Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin First-time homebuyers have made up a large share of 2019 mortgage loans. Getty Mortgage rates dropped again, and according to Freddie Mac, the downward spiral has first-time buyers gaining ground. In fact, of all the loans Freddie Mac has purchased in 2019, 46% came from first-time
You’ll never find the USB. AllModern As aesthetics and technology begin to parallel each other in terms of importance, one of the biggest emerging trends is USB furniture. It’s practical, convenient and becoming more and more of a necessity every day. Even as battery technology for smartphones improves, keeping devices charged can feel like a
Rendering of new Andrew Rafacz Gallery at 1749 W. Chicago Avenue in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood. Courtesy of Andrew Rafacz Gallery CHICAGO, Ill. – After 15 years in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood, internationally acclaimed Andrew Rafacz Gallery is relocating to a new 2,000-square-foot storefront space at 1749 W. Chicago Avenue, an historic building constructed in 1916
Adam Neumann speaking in Los Angeles in January. Michael Kovac/Getty Images for WeWork Earlier this year, Adam Neumann appeared on Forbes’ list of the world’s richest people with a net worth of $4.1 billion. Today, Forbes is lowering our estimate of his wealth to at most $600 million. WeWork declined to comment for this article.
The Longfellow Bridge spans the Charles River, connecting Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood with the Kendall Square area of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Getty For nearly one half-mile over the Charles River in Massachusetts, the Longfellow Bridge between Boston and Cambridge carries on as a multimodal model of reliability for 21st century transportation demands. To say it mildly
Money stack us dollar finance concept Getty The concept behind identifying stocks with lower than average price/earnings ratio is that the investor is receiving more in earnings for the price paid than with higher p/e issues. With the multiple of the S&P 500 now sitting at 21, it’s interesting to screen for what Benjamin Graham
St. Bart’s is one of the top destinations for affluent second home buyers null Getty According to the latest research from Luxury Portfolio International, the luxury marketing division for Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® affluent under-forty buyers are fueling the luxury second home resort market creating a bright spot for sellers. The recently
If you were to poll a random group of commercial tenants from a variety of markets around the country and ask them what drove their real estate decisions, my guess would be that most would respond with their lease expiration date. After making more than 15,000 cold calls in my career, I can tell you
Real estate in New York today cannot be, as it might have been in the past, the centerpiece of anyone’s get-rich-quick scheme. But it’s still a good long term investment both financially and emotionally, providing as it does a gateway to the most Photo by Jil Beckmann on Unsplash I believe in the value of
The kids are back in school and work is ramping up. That must mean that it’s time for your next seasonal cold to kick in, making you both miserable and less productive. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “common colds are the main reason that children miss school and adults miss work.
For real estate syndication investors, there are many opportunities to choose from and there is a lot of capital competing for various real estate investments. Before racing to place your hard-earned capital, take extra time to conduct due diligence, and be aware of the following seven challenges of today’s environment that can hamper returns —
Nowadays, any industry that technology takes on doesn’t stay the same for very long. Airbnb uprooted hospitality. Uber and Lyft changed transportation. Netflix not only changed entertainment, but shifted routines and enabled on-demand consumption. The list goes on. Each time tech puts its stamp on an industry, consumer behaviors shift and their expectations go up.
2020 budget planning, a rite of October, now reaches a truth-or-dare moment as a critical path priority for housing’s big and small business players players. Real money’s at stake, tons of it. The fates and fortunes of firms hinge on superior skills at matching who they are, and how they invest, with what will come
A major reason for doing a kitchen renovation is to customize it to personal tastes. Getty When homeowners embark on a home improvement project, it’s with the goal of having a happy ending. A new report by the National Association of Realtors takes a deep dive into the reasons for remodeling, the success of taking
Paul Manafort’s former condo listed for $3.2 million. Shoot and Showcase Paul Manafort’s former condominium, now in foreclosure, is listed for $3.2 million. It was the scene of the 2017 “no-knock raid” conducted in early-morning hours by FBI agents looking for documents and other materials related to the special counsel investigation of Russian meddling in
Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin The front door where FBI agents entered, without knocking, to execute a warrant in 2017. Shoot and Showcase Paul Manafort’s former condominium in Alexandria, Virginia, is listed for sale at $3.2 million. For the full story, click here. The following pictures show the interior of the