A new year means a new set of predictions for the future of real estate. How will 2016 shake out? Here are some U.S. and Canadian prognoses:
U.S. housing is intimately tied with job outlook
With a strong 2015 behind us, growth in the housing market should continue in 2016 — as long as job opportunities continue to grow to allow both first-time homebuyers and existing homeowners to participate in the market. That’s even with possible economic changes like rising interest rates.
“As the economy gets better, job and wage growth should keep pace. So even though mortgage rates will rise, they will still be low by historical standards and very affordable,” says National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Chief Economist David Crowe in a news release. The organization’s Senior Economist Robert Denk noted that with the evolution past the immediate troubles of the bust, the nation will see “broad-based recovery.” Continue reading →
When Pantone released its 2016 home design trend book — all the way back in April of 2015 — it set in motion a host of thoughts about what’s coming back in style: maybe it’s metallics and the midcentury modern aesthetic or artisanal pieces with a complementary color palette.
Here are three ways to jump on the latest trends while not emptying out your wallet: Continue reading →
The holidays are over, there’s only a handful of leftovers in the fridge and all the family is finally out of the house. What might spring to mind to start off the new year is getting back in shape after all those big December meals. But another great area to look for resolutions in is your home.
Here are six ways to kick start the new year with a fresh perspective on your property.
Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Institute, one of the largest commercial real estate networks in the world, elected new members to serve on its 2016 Board of Directors during the organization’s annual conference in Austin, Texas, this past October.
James P. Robertson, Jr. MBA, CCIM, Senior Commercial Associate Broker, Realty Executives Tucson Elite, was elected to serve as a member of the CCIM Board of Directors, which serves as the governing body for the Institute and convenes at the organization’s spring and fall Annual Governance meetings.
The value James offers his clients is that he is an elite real estate professional and successful personal investor, who performs with a “Free Enterprise” business philosophy. He believes that confidential relationships are a required tool to financial success. He is highly experienced in cash flow investment properties and specializes in multi-family properties. Continue reading →
Realty Executives Oceanside in Flagler Beach is lending a helping hand to the local community by participating the Flagler Fun Coast Bed Race.
“We are so happy to be able to participate in this fun community event,” said Bruce Vinnick, Broker/Owner of Realty Executives Oceanside. “We’re grateful to be able to contribute to the Flagler Volunteers Service, Kiwanis Club and Wheels In Motion Car Club who are joint hosts of this annual event.”
“Our first year participating and we won third place!” Vinnick said.
Last year’s event was very exciting with 13 bed entries and a great crowd. The net proceeds of $3,932.92 were distributed equally to the partnering organizations for their individual programs which benefit the children and youth in Flagler County. Changes were made to the route this year and will once again, pull out all the stops to provide a fun event that is a great crowd-pleaser.
The event started at Veterans Park in Flagler Beach. A parade of the theme decorated beds preceded the race itself. Teams of 5 pushed their beds through the course and completed in 4 pit-stop challenges.
“We are having fun and helping those in need within our community,” Vinnick said.
Denise Barker of Realty Executives Pocono Pines has been honored by the Pocono Mountains Association of REALTORS® (PMAR) with the 2015 REALTOR® of the Year Award.
“We are thrilled to see Denise commended for her hard work and commitment to excellence,” states Deirdre Cramer, Broker/Owner of Realty Executives Pocono Pines.
Receiving REALTOR® of the Year is the greatest honor bestowed upon a REALTOR® by their peers at the board level. The Award recognizes an outstanding member of the PMAR for meritorious contributions to the advancement of their profession, their community and the real estate industry. Nominees are considered based upon their history of integrity, spirit of cooperation with fellow REALTORS®, professionalism, involvement and participation at the state or national level, dedication, experience, and commitment.