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20/20 Vision: Impending Economic Recession?

Mon Aug 19, 2019 by on Great Recession & Real Estate

20/20 Vision: Impending Economic Recession?

The longest economic expansion in modern American history could come to a screeching halt right before the 2020 presidential election. However, unlike our last major economic downturn, this won’t be brought about by the housing market. Banking On The Past As previously discussed, the 2007 financial crisis was catalyzed by exploitative banking practices which involved deceptive housing market indicators and […]

Grocery Stores Have The Goods (For Real Estate)

Tue Aug 13, 2019 by on Real Estate

Grocery Stores Have The Goods (For Real Estate)

While it is no surprise that homeowners want to maximize the value of their property, it might come as an eye-opener that proximity to certain grocery stores can substantially improve the value of real estate. Surprising Statistics According to a recent study from ATTOM Data Solutions, major grocery store chains like Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and ALDI, were found to […]

“Interest”-ing: Low Rates and Refinancing

Thu Aug 8, 2019 by on Loan Modification

“Interest”-ing: Low Rates and Refinancing

Trade Tensions and Stock Scares: In yet the latest escalation of trade tensions between China and the United States, this past weekend President Trump announced America will impose a 10% tariff on $300 billion of Chinese goods and China responded by suspending its purchase of US agricultural products and lowering the value of the yuan, its currency, to its weakest […]

Getting Zesty: Zillow’s Upgraded Zestimate

Mon Aug 5, 2019 by on Real Estate

Getting Zesty Zillows Upgraded Zestimate

What Is Zestimate? Created by Zillow, an online real estate database company, Zestimate is the company’s home valuation model, which estimates a home’s market value based on public and user-submitted information. It considers several factors, including home features, location, and market conditions. Currently it’s the most commonly-used home valuation estimator online and, yet, has been at the center of controversy […]

Amazon-Realogy Partnership and Why It Matters

Wed Jul 31, 2019 by on Florida Real Estate & Real Estate

Amazon Realogy Partnership

After seeing its stock plummet 85% over the past two years, Realogy, the largest residential real estate brokerage company in America, has partnered with Amazon, the largest online retailer in the world, in an effort to revitalize its sales and reestablish itself as the preeminent real estate industry giant. What Is Realogy? Realogy, which owns brands such as Coldwell Banker, […]

Close to Home: “Click” Theory and Real Estate

Mon Jul 29, 2019 by on Florida Real Estate & Real Estate

Close to home click theory and real estate

Nearly half a year has gone by since Amazon’s new headquarters search was making headlines. However, though the e-commerce giant has yet to declare where its new home will be located, it is important to note that Amazon, along with other e-commerce companies, are shaping how we live. Real Estate Industry and Innovation Back in June, Amazon officially opened its […]

America’s Opioid Epidemic

Wed Jul 24, 2019 by on Health

americas opiod epidemic

How this started During the 1990s, major pharmaceutical companies began falsely advertising the safety of opioid pain relievers, stating these medications carried a low risk of addiction when, in reality, that was far from the truth. This predatory advertising, along with improper regulatory oversight, allowed Big Pharma’s unprecedented opioid sales to evolve into our Opioid Epidemic. Who’s been affected This […]

Baby Boomers: Gridlock In the Housing Market

Mon Jul 8, 2019 by on Real Estate

Baby Boomers

Baby Boomers, as defined by the 75 million Americans born between 1946 and 1964, are said to be “clogging up” the housing market. How? While, generally speaking, Americans are known to follow a rite of passage in life – get married, have kids, buy a house, move to a bigger house, and retire into a smaller home – Baby Boomers […]