D&G Smith Properties LLC Introduces 24-Hour Offer Guarantee

D&G Smith Properties LLC Introduces 24-Hour Offer Guarantee

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(Richmond, TX)— D&G Smith Properties, LLC, a Houston-based team of professional house buyers, has announced the introduction of their 24-hour offer guarantee. Right now, homeowners in the Houston area who are looking to sell their houses quickly can get a free, no-obligation, all-cash offer for their house within 24 hours of placing an inquiry with the company. All that’s needed to take advantage of the opportunity is to visit the company’s website and fill out the short form on the homepage.

George M. Smith, the owner of D&G Smith Properties, LLC, stated “No matter what type of market fluctuations take place in the real estate industry, some houses are just a difficult sell. Unfortunately, these same houses are often a legal and financial burden for the owner. For those with houses that are hard to sell with traditional methods, we’re offering the ultimate solution to sell your house fast Houston. Instead of enduring the frustration associated with the normal sales process, homeowners can simply come to us. We make cash offers for even the most undesirable properties, and we make the process quick and painless for everyone involved.”

For those who need to stop foreclosure Houston or get rid of

What Are the Generational Implications of the UK Housing Shortage

What Are the Generational Implications of the UK Housing Shortage

WHAlready strapped with education loans and lower wage expectations, the under-35 set of UK workers face difficult economic factors. More houses would help.

It is well understood in the UK that there are too few homes. Also, that this shortage has social and economic implications – for individuals and the country at large. But this housing shortage hits different demographics harder than others. Specifically, it’s the younger people and families who are put at the greatest disadvantage.

Unfortunately the inability of those under the age of 35 to get on the property ladder could affect them for years to come, possibly the rest of their lives. There is no certainty in such predictions, of course. A reordering of how homes are paid for and how many are built could alter the trajectory.

Policy makers and land development investors are working to solve this dilemma. The Government’s Help to Buy scheme, now in its third year, has stimulated progress; and the newer Starter Homes initiative, which provides a 20% discount on new-build homes on brownfield land, shows promise. When land is made available for building, per local authority

Ten Factors That Favour an Increase in the UK Housing Inventory

Ten Factors That Favour an Increase in the UK Housing Inventory

WEPoliticians of all stripes made housing promises in the May 2015 election. But what’s already in place or on the drawing boards is helping to add much-needed homes.

With the 2015 election now settled, many Government programmes and policies are a little more certain. The re-election of the incumbent Mr. Cameron suggests a likely continuation of many initiatives, including those affecting the supply of housing. This can be largely reassuring to homebuilding companies and investors and it should at least define the playing field for homebuyers.

In the immediate aftermath of the election, real estate company Savills predicted that prices of homes in prime central London will increase by 22.7% by 2020. The head of residential research also projected that prime properties outside of the capital will increase by a bit more, 23.9%. Lower-priced properties will likely rise more modestly, by 10.4% in London and 19.3% elsewhere.

High prices stimulate increased supply in classic economic theory, however the shortage of housing amidst high prices – unaffordable to many – have confounded theorists with regard to UK housing. It’s clear that inventories need to be increased, building 200,000+

To What Degree Do Foreign Investors Put Money Into UK Housing?

To What Degree Do Foreign Investors Put Money Into UK Housing?

SAGInvestors from Russia and China are buying English homes, but are proving to be buyers and not builders. A new tax may quell that – or simply change what they buy.

There is a reason that the British government closed a particularly maddening tax code loophole in early 2015. By imposing as much as a 28% capital gains tax (CGT) on foreign property owners, it levels the playing field (so to speak) between buyers in the UK who are residents and foreign investors, the latter of which have been snapping up huge numbers of residences as investments.

This is the UK, after all, where a housing shortage already has one million British residents waiting for a home and where homebuilding has woefully lagged demand for most of the 21st century. What has been happening is buyers from Russia, China, Singapore and the Middle East are snapping up flats the moment they are available for sale. It is an indicator on the high value of British property, to be sure, but when outsiders treat English homes as investment vehicles, not a place to live, it is cause

The People You Need to Hire for House Flipping

The People You Need to Hire for House Flipping

GA few years ago, house flipping became a big business. It became so big that there had been more than five reality shows about house flipping and these shows rated high on viewership. In 2015, house flipping is still a very profitable real estate business, which you can get into if you have enough capital. House flipping is basically buying an abandoned house, renovating it then selling it at a good price. If you are interested in getting into the house flipping business, you need to know the people you should hire in order to help you from start to finish.

1. A reliable architect

Architects may be well-known as house designers, but they are also good in checking the state of a building-whether it is well-built, strong and whether you can change some parts of the house without sacrificing stability. Having an architect in your team is an advantage to your flipping business because some of your competitors may not have their own architects. Choose an architect who has a good record and who is willing to do the job based on your budget.

2. A

The Meteoric Rise of Chennai’s Suburbs

The Meteoric Rise of Chennai’s Suburbs

qbSingara Chennai’s sub-urban real estate market seems to be growing at a meteoric rate. The growth rate seems to humble some of the nation’s high profile hotspots like Mumbai – Panvel, Delhi – NCR and Bangalore – Whitefield. Is it the budget class, compact and limited amenities apartment segment that is fuelling the growth? The answer is an astounding no! Luxury is the new standard of living that is making Chennai’s suburbs surge in market demand.

In the recent years, Chennai real estate market industry has witnessed a steady growth in the number of aspiring homeowners who wish to own 3+ BHK luxury villas and premium class apartments. And, the demand seems to be the highest in little known, but deserving neighborhoods of Chennai that are located little away from the city’s municipal limits.

Here are some of the localities that have won the hearts of the super rich strata of Chennai.

Thoraipakkam: Located just 14 Kms from the city limits, Thoraipakkam boasts of splendid connectivity and ample living conditions free of pollution and noise. The Thoraipakkam – Pallavaram stretch linked by OMR and GST roads provide

Why Are UK Property Funds a Good Investment?

Why Are UK Property Funds a Good Investment?

wehInvestors seek profits on the exceptional housing demand. Fortunately, public and private programmes synergistically encourage home building.

“Everyone needs a home over their head at the end of the day.”

This is what a UK residential property fund manager said in January 2015 to Professional Pensions, a website dedicated to institutional investors who are tasked with achieving the highest returns for their clients.

The fund manager (from M&G UK Residential Property funds) described being involved in the property market with built-to-let properties as well as participating as an investor in the development of new-build homes. The 25-34 age group is a focus of this funder, which means they target properties that are near public transport.

That particular age cohort is indeed important, not because of where they stand in wages but more because they represent pent-up demand. With tight lending in the UK – particularly after the 2008 financial crisis – homebuilders were reluctant to construct new homes at the entry level for first time buyers. In the past decade, this has slowed housing formation altogether or put people into the rental class who would likely be owners

Current News About the Real Estate Market in Cuenca, Ecuador

Current News About the Real Estate Market in Cuenca, Ecuador

whReal estate in Ecuador is ranked as some of the best in the world; at least for retired individuals who are looking for property investments abroad. The country is friendly to expats, the prices are affordable, the process is simple and fast and best of all, Ecuador is one of the best countries to retire in. This is one of the reasons why retirees are flocking to this country and starting to buy available properties in Cuenca.

The Cuenca, Ecuador Real Estate Scenario

Before you invest in anything, you have to look at the current situation of the real estate market in Cuenca, Ecuador. We have come across an article that discusses the Ecuador real estate scenario; specifically in the city of Cuenca.

The article revealed the following facts about the real estate market:

    • There are so many unsold properties in Cuenca that new construction could be stalled or delayed; at least, those outside the dozens of construction projects that are already underway.

 

    • The slowdown in real estate sales is attributed to the unforeseen increase in prices in recent years, especially since 2007.

 

    • Ecuadorians who are returning from other countries

The Best Real Estate in Costa Rica

The Best Real Estate in Costa Rica

wbTop places to reside in

The security of living in Costa Rica will be determined by the region chosen. It is important to choose calm neighborhoods that are known for low crime and violence. Costa Rica is a peaceful nation, and most areas are perfect for retirees. Some of the top areas to live in include San Ramon in Central Valley which has been named as the top destination for retirees looking to spend golden times during their golden years. It is less crowded since tourists bypass the area and features elegant houses and peaceful neighborhoods. The Southern Zone that consists of Unite, Dominical and Epochal also offer perfect tropical environments to live in. Other areas include the Cahuita region that presents excellent Caribbean coasts with long beaches and a wide variety of activities to engage in and a friendly easy-to-immerse in Afro-Caribbean lifestyle. For lovers of nature, the Arenal region presents a perfect residence with long stretching green landscapes and volcanic mountains, lakes and rural communities that live peacefully. Enthusiasts can opt for Jaro area of Central Pacific Coast, which offers a resort town

Why Is Bangalore a Favorite Realty Destination

Why Is Bangalore a Favorite Realty Destination

agvThe Bangalore real estate market is one of the most promising real estate markets in the country. IT companies have played a major role in the growth of the real estate market.

The city is one of the most livable cities with good physical and social infrastructure facilities, best educational institutions, famous hospitals, shopping malls, retail outlets, nightlife, etc. The city with all these facilities and attractive climate have attracted a number of people. The residential market has seen excellent growth over time. Many micro markets are known for the residential purpose and few promising and attractive markets include, Sarjapur Road, Whitefield, Outer Ring Road (ORR) and North Bangalore.

Sarjapur Road:

The micro market is located in the South-East of the city. The area is connected to the prime IT hubs like Electronic City, Whitefield and Marathahalli. The area is known for the international schools and reputed colleges. The area has various options for shopping like malls and stand-alone retail outlets of international brands. The micro market enjoys a good hospitality sector and good healthcare facilities. The locality is favorite among the IT/ITes employees as it is

The Next Real Estate Collapse

The Next Real Estate Collapse

qwgAs daily commutes go, I have nothing to complain about when I point my car toward Sovereign HQ each morning. The traffic congestion on Interstate 95, South Florida’s main artery, is horrendous. So I take the scenic route, the coastal beach road known as A1A.

The views of the Atlantic Ocean are nice. But more recently, I enjoy the drive for a different reason. It’s a ringside seat to the extravagance of the now-deflating luxury housing bubble I warned about three months ago. Recent data point more ominously to a serious problem in this sector.

Each day, my drive on A1A takes me past what is the single most expensive new home for sale in the United States: Le Palais Royal, under construction for the last five years.

Situated on 4.4 acres of beachfront, the “spec mansion” features the Atlantic Ocean as its backyard. The front yard is a nearly 500-foot deep-water expanse of the Intracoastal Waterway – perfect for even the largest private super yacht.

The mansion’s soaring front gates, accented in 22-karat gold leaf, make it sort of hard to miss as you drive by. Just

Rent or Buy? Which Option Makes Sense for You?

Rent or Buy? Which Option Makes Sense for You?

hIf you are the individual who is weighing the option of buying or renting a house, you need to consider a few factors. Your financial situation has to be assessed for your long-term planning and that it is not that simple as well.

Understanding your house budget and expenses

It is wise to review your household budget in comparison to the expenses before you begin looking for a new house. You have to find out how much can you afford to pay for accommodation without putting a burden on the budget.

You simply cannot go for rent or mortgage payments if you are unable to pay them on time. Several factors are involved both for renting or buying that should be considered prior to making a decision.

What are the requirements while renting or buying a house?

Your credit history and credit score are crucial and that they will be looked upon by the rental agency or the landlords for the mortgage or rent. You will be checked whether you are can pay the bills on time and are not overdue with the loans or the credit card balances.

Sparkling Future For Estate Agency

Sparkling Future For Estate Agency

wvThese days the growth factors have been taking a very vast and quick turn which is entirely leaps and bounds and coping with these immediate changes is something very challenging for the different industries. Every industry has its own setup and this may move according to the demands made and the changes evolving. The technology industry needs a very quick response if a business needs to be in the market for a future intent. However, the property and estate agent industry has now been on a steady position and there are bright chances for it to remain income generating in the future. On the other hand, the internet service providers which used to offer the card system have become extinct.

When it comes to focusing on the real estate business specifically one may expect the brightness of future for a number of reasons a few of these reasons may include the following:

Boom of Residential Spaces

These days at every point what we see is the construction of a new residential space which may be a bungalow or a huge building. The population is increasing day by

Pressures That Dominate Real Estate Value

Pressures That Dominate Real Estate Value

wqgWhen people usually think of real estate value they think of two forces; supply and demand. Yes, this is correct; however supply and demand only fall under the one of the four main categories that drive/depress real estate value. Supply and demand fall under the economic category of influences in real estate value. The other three include; social impact, government subjection and environmental forces.

When looking at social impact, there are a few things one would want to consider determining the effect it will have on real estate value. Most of all the value would fluctuate accordingly with population characteristics. This tie into the potential for demand in the economic section of value; the more demand, the more value a property can derive. Population however should be looked at in more depth by breaking down the sample by age and gender, rate of household formation and partition, as well as analysis of the social values such as education, law and order, and lifestyle preferences. Careful consideration of these factors will help establish trends in what would be reflected in real estate values.

Next is the government

Should You Buy a Ready Possession Flat or Get a Home Constructed?

Should You Buy a Ready Possession Flat or Get a Home Constructed?

wqLiving in your own flat or house provides you with the great feeling of security, independence and happiness. The ultimate dream of everyone is to own a place to live. When a person starts to earn, the first thing that comes into his mind is to own a house and starts to save a lot towards this purpose. When it comes to own a house, you have got two options, buy a ready possession flat for sale or buy your own land and build a house in it. Both these ideas have their own advantages and disadvantages. Let’s analyse some of them to decide between these two great options to own a living space for ourselves.

Building Your Own House

Every person has a dream to construct a house that suits to the needs and requirements of the family members. It gets fulfilled when you plan and construct a house for you. Here, your liking and preferences of interior decoration, a color of paint, types of tiles and marbles and a lot of other features of the house give preference. You can choose between costly and

The Chill in US Real Estate

The Chill in US Real Estate

aaaaaaahYou know things are starting to get dicey out there when even a multimillion-dollar penthouse in Manhattan can’t sell.

It seems a developer in SoHo, having just recently finished primary construction for his high-rise condo tower, realized the project’s focal point – a $45 million, 8,400-square-foot penthouse – was just a bit too much.

“The air is very thin up there in that buyer pool,” was the way the builder, Kevin Maloney, put it to Bloomberg.

You’ll love the Solomon-esque solution Maloney came up with.

The penthouse has a wonderfully grandiose name: the Summit of SoHo.

Sure, it has its own indoor pool. And yes, it has 23-foot living room ceilings. Plus, it has not one but two private elevators. One goes to the lobby; the other is so you don’t have to take the stairs to the penthouse’s upper levels (for entertaining, a spa and a rooftop kitchen and grill).

But the stock market cracked hard at the start of the year, with the S&P 500 down 11% at its lowest point in 2016, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng dropped roughly 17%. In recent months, Chinese real estate buyers

The Best of Milton Real Estate

The Best of Milton Real Estate

asdvHow special it feels to be living or moving in to a place which is the fastest growing municipality in the Golden Horseshoe. Fastest growth means more development, better opportunities and modern architecture. You will be able to find various kind of flats, apartments and houses fulfilling all of your needs.

Whether you want compact apartments and houses for your single use or your small family, maybe you want a massive house built with wide rooms and bedrooms for your large family, or maybe you want to go for more luxurious villas… you will get well-built real estate of your choice in Milton.

Population

Milton is the fastest growing municipality according to the census conducted in 2006 and 2011. The census showed that Milton is experiencing approx. 71% rise in population from the year 2001 to 2006 and saw roughly a 56% surge in population from 2006 to 2011. The population of Milton, in 2014, is approximately 100,000, but as it is growing rapidly, its population in 2031 is forecasted to be approx. 220,000.

You will also have no problem communicating with the people in Milton as approximately

Time to Get Out of Real Estate

Time to Get Out of Real Estate

wegTalk about exquisite timing.

Even today, a decade after the fact, the leveraged buyout of Equity Office Properties Trust remains one of the largest of all time: $36 billion for nearly 600 office buildings in New York, Washington D.C. and dozens of the nation’s largest cities.

But in late 2006, some wondered if the billionaire who sold the REIT was being a little rash. After all, the real estate boom was in full swing, and the S&P 500 was primed to hit new all-time highs. “Is he cashing out too early?” asked a Bloomberg headline when the deal was announced.

We all know the answer, of course.

Billionaire Sam Zell deftly sidestepped the coming real estate carnage. Then, with prices at generational lows a few years later, Zell bought hundreds of apartment complexes at dirt-cheap prices.

And today? Well, that’s the ominous part…

Once again, Zell is selling his real estate holdings. Last fall, he unloaded a quarter of his portfolio, buildings totaling about 23,000 rental apartments, to Starwood Capital Group for more than $5 billion.

Zell next sold off apartment buildings in South Florida and Denver, with complexes in Phoenix,

Columbia, MO Offers Great Real Estate Opportunities

Columbia, MO Offers Great Real Estate Opportunities

whwhThe real estate market in Columbia, MO is ever-changing. Columbia has now became the fourth largest city in the state of Missouri. The city gained about 10,600 residents between 2010 and 2015. This is great for real estate in the area. It has been the fastest growing city in Missouri over the past five years. Every Boone County community has seen growth since 2010 by about 3 to 4 percent, except the smallest towns. This city has a wide range of real estate from condos and apartments to single family homes. There is plenty to choose from and a great time to buy or sell.

Columbia, MO is the perfect place to live in Missouri. It is practically right in the middle of the state with St. Louis and Kansas City being less than 2 hours away in each direction. There are many outdoor activities to participate in with nearby state parks and the MKT and Katy Trail to hike and bike on. Columbia also has amazing festivals! There is one or more every month ranging from the True/False Film Festival and Citizen Jane Film

Wholesaling Horror Stories

Wholesaling Horror Stories

wgbA couple months ago I had a client bring me a deal to fund. He was pursuing a wholesale deal and the precursory buy/sell figures looked great. I started building his file, which I anticipated to be a no money down deal with a fast close in 2 weeks. Then, he sent me the contract. As a standard practice, we always review the contract to make sure there are no “gottcha’s” that might derail a deal, and in reviewing this client’s file, everything looked good, with the exception of the name of the buyer. The wholesaler had prepared the contract using their company name instead of using a “throw-away” LLC (see below). I’ve seen this before, and it typically doesn’t cause any issues if you schedule a double closing; however, before I could advise the client, the wholesaler had received an addendum from the seller adding the client to the contract. The result: both the wholesaler and the end buyer, the client, were listed on the contract! In other words, the client, unbeknownst to him, just landed himself a partner.

As you probably know, the