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The Global Resident | Part 5 – Relocation to Singapore and Thailand – Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog

11/22/2020 Erik Weinbrecht

As the landscape of the world continues to change every day, people are looking closely for investment opportunities. Placing their quality of life at the forefront of their decision making, some of these investments will inevitably mean relocation to a new home – and potentially even a new country. In this continuing series we’ll explore destinations around the world with Read more…

Bon Appétit! 5 Homes with La Cornue Ranges – Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog

11/21/2020 sothebysrealty

In Paris in 1908, Albert Dupuy revolutionized cooking with his invention of the La Cornue oven. The tradition of excellence and elegance continues today, in ranges made by hand, in labor-intensive processes undertaken by specialist craftspeople. The results are both exceptional appliances and eye-catching works of art. Historic Sag Harbor Getaway Sag Harbor, New York | Dana Trotter, Sotheby’s International Realty – Read more…

How to Carve the Best Pumpkin on the Block

10/16/2020 Amy Dobson

To ensure your jack-o’-lantern is primed for Halloween, follow these tips. While Halloween may look a little different this year, there’s no reason you can’t still have an amazing outdoor display. If you’re not interested in shelling out big bucks for a 12 foot animatronic skeleton, or if your style is more autumn chic than gothic gore, you have plenty Read more…

Regain Your Garage: Simple Tricks for Getting Organized

09/10/2020 Amy Dobson

A thoughtful approach to garage storage makes the most of this valuable space and keeps every necessity at your fingertips. If your house is bursting at the seams, or simply short on storage options, the solution may be as close as your garage. To make the best use of this space, however, you first need to corral its current chaos. Read more…

Here’s How AI Makes A New-Home Hunt About As Fun As Dating

11/04/2020 John McManus

getty New home building is riding a torrid—counter-pandemic, safe-haven-fueled—sales pace. This attests to the way many firms in this trillion-dollar sector have blasted into the millennium’s technological present, and they’d like to believe that present has nothing but running room ahead. Note, though, the millennium dawned two decades ago. Builders would mostly admit they’ve got plenty of catching up to Read more…

Council Post: Drafting Your Starting Lineup: How To Build A Top Real Estate Brokerage

Fiona Petrie

Fiona Petrie is the EVP and Managing Director of RE/MAX INTEGRA U.S., the U.S. branch of the world’s largest real estate sub-franchisor. getty What sets a “top” real estate brokerage apart from the rest? Generally, it is quite subjective and often based on a broker’s personal vision for their company’s success. In my experience, however, a top brokerage is one whose Read more…

Will the recent surge in Covid cases cool the housing market?

11/20/2020 CNBC Real Estate

One of the biggest economic surprises has been the strength of the housing market amid a raging pandemic. Sales are off the chart and mortgage rates are at record lows, but will the next wave of Covid cases cool things off? Mat Ishbia, president and CEO of United Wholesale Mortgage, joins “Squawk Box” to discuss. 03:01 37 minutes ago

October existing home sales see ‘spectacular’ 26.6% annual gain even with short supply and surging prices

11/19/2020 CNBC Real Estate

Sales of existing homes in October soared well past expectations, rising 4.3% compared with September and 26.6% annually to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 6.85 million units, according to the National Association of Realtors. The NAR’s chief economist, Lawrence Yun, called the annual increase “a spectacular gain.” The annualized sales rate is the highest since February 2006. The highest Read more…

Biggest Housing Boom Since 2006 And The Truth About “All-Time Low” Rates

11/21/2020 Real Estate News

The National Association of Realtors’ Existing Home Sales report is the broadest measure of housing market activity. It just hit a 14-year record for the 3rd month in a row. It’s not just existing homes.  The new home market is crushing it as well.  This week’s data on Housing Starts (the ground-breaking phase of new construction) showed another solid step back Read more…

MBS RECAP: Bonds Are Boring Today, So Let’s Talk About 1.5 UMBS

Real Estate News

Treasuries did little to react to a smattering of potentially market moving headlines today (surprisingly little, in fact, considering Treasury is unexpectedly clawing back hundreds of billions of dollars of the Federal Reserve’s lending power and suggesting those funds be redirected to targeted stimulus).  Rather than force a discussion of questionably relevant market movers, we can instead focus on something Read more…

Canadian Real Estate Prices Surge In Growth… Except For Condos | Better Dwelling

11/23/2020 Daniel Wong

Canadian real estate saw prices surge across the country, but not in all segments. Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) data show the national index saw price growth speed up in October. A breakdown of the index reveals a different picture though. Since the beginning of the pandemic, single-family home prices experienced a price surge. Meanwhile, condo apartments have seen markets Read more…

This Week’s Top Stories: Canadian Real Estate Prices Forecasted To Fall Next Year, and Debt Problems To Get Worse | Better Dwelling

11/22/2020 Better Dwelling

Time for your cheat sheet on this week’s most important stories. Canadian Real Estate Canadian Real Estate Prices To Fall Up To 26%, Bay Street Firm Warns Institutions A Bay Street firm is warning institutional clients of falling real estate prices. The firm’s latest model suggests prices may fall up to 11% at the national level, starting next year. In Read more…