real estate

Town for Sale

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Looking to invest in a little real estate? How about an entire town?

If you're looking to expand your personal empire consider the town of Tiller, Oregon. For $3.5 million you can own the town located about 200 miles south of Portland. And for an extra $350,000 they will throw in the old school as well.  read more »

Rebuilding Ireland

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Economy's all over the world are trying to re-build; and one country is cutting out the tools needed to do just that.

David Daly is a commercial and residential real estate developer in London and Ireland. I recently talked to him about the state of the housing industry in Ireland. He says the government has done away with the construction industry and any property available is being sold off to the highest bidder.

“House building in Ireland is nonexistent, effectively nonexistent even though there is a market for house building especially in the greater Dublin area so until that becomes priority I’m afraid the Irish economy is going to have its hands out to the European governments and to Germany for the next 10 years.”  read more »

England VS Ireland

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As countries around the world continue to dig out of the recession; some are a lot closer to the light then others.

On a recent trip to Paris I spoke with commercial and residential real estate developer David Daly. Daly does business in Ireland and London and says there is a glaring difference between the two governments; the construction industry.

“The English government has taken a different view about construction they've decided that they see construction as being an inherent part of recovery of their economy and they have removed social and affordable housing from their house building programs.”

Daly says that means builders can sell off 100% of inventory instead of just 60.  read more »

Short Sales

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Want to steal a house in today’s weak housing market? Bring lots of paperwork and plenty of patience.

Millions of desperate homeowners nationwide are under water on their homes, owing the bank more than their properties are worth. But rather then go into a foreclosure that could ruin their credit rating, many are doing what’s called a short sale, and working with their lender to sell at a loss.  read more »

Home is Where the Equity Is

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The memory of the recession might be fresh but people are ready to move on; by moving in.

Hanley wood is the country’s leading research company for the housing and construction industries. Recently they interviewed more than 3,000 home owners and renters across the country for their housing 360 survey. They found that the majority of people feel it is a good time to buy a home. And of the people surveyed 19% of renters and 29% of homeowners hope to purchase a home in the next two years.  read more »

A Cheap Move

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It’s a buyer’s market in real estate. But snapping up a new home could still cost you more than you bargained for.

If you’re ready to make a real estate move MSN Real Estate has a few ideas on cutting down your costs. Moving experts say when it comes to relocating people get panicked and disorganized and the impact will be felt in your wallet.  read more »

A Million Dollar Fixer Upper

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There’s a new home on the market in Florida that contains everything you would ever need in a house. As long as you don’t need walls, insulation or flooring.

The mansion located near Orlando is nicknamed Versailles and along with 90,000 square feet boasts a price tag of $75 million dollars. And if that price doesn’t break the bank you will find yourself the proud owner of 23 bathrooms, 13 bedrooms, 10 kitchens and a 20 car garage. The only thing you won’t get is a completed house.  read more »

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