Amazon has released its list of 20 finalist cities as it searches for a site for its second headquarters. Whichever city Amazon decides to land in will be very lucky indeed, as the boost to their economy and the influx of new tech jobs will thrust them into the spotlight for young professionals looking to enter the industry or work for a high profile company. …

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Tenancy at will, or real estate at will, is a tenancy that is not dictated by a lease or contract. This type of arrangement is usually reached between an owner and a lessee, and can be terminated at any point by either party since there is no contractual obligations. There is also nothing to specify length of stay for the tenant or exchange of payment. …

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  According to recent research, home prices across the country will continue to appreciate over the next 12 months by as much as 5%. States on the West Coast are expected to appreciate the most, with prices expected to rise anywhere from 9-12% over the next year. But, there are also some metro areas that are spiking in popularity on the East Coast and Midwest. …

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has said it will grant $47 million towards providing housing counseling that will help over 1 million families find housing or avoid foreclosure. HUD-approved housing counselors do a lot to aid homebuyers, whether it be guiding people through their first home purchase or teaching them the pros and cons of owning. Their efforts can give families an …

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Land Value is the value of a piece of property, calculated by taking into account both the value of the land itself and any improvements that have been made to it. Land value increases when demand for land exceeds the supply, or if the piece of land has an intrinsic value over its neighboring areas. Property owners use land value to determine how much to …

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In this day and age, pets are members of the family, and families and homes go hand in hand. Because of this, being considerate of pet-friendliness is one of the biggest priorities for realtors. Many real estate agencies are taking this to heart, and the perfect example in Coldwell Banker. They’ve teamed up with Adopt-a-pet.com for the Homes for Dogs National Pet Adoption weekend on …

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Because of overpopulation in cities, many landlords are raising rent prices to historically high numbers simply because they can. In bigger cities where there is no rent control mechanism in place, this has been driving tenants to take part in rent strikes. This is often seen as a tenant’s last option to not get priced out, because they risk eviction. The idea behind a rent …

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A Zombie Foreclosure happens when owners of a home vacate because they incorrectly believe they have been foreclosed upon, when in fact the foreclosing lender has abandoned the foreclosure. If the lender abandons a foreclosure without telling the original owners, and the owners are under the assumption that they need to vacate and the lender is now responsible for the home, then the property often …

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Where are Millennials currently living? Where do they want to live? This question is extremely important for realtors to consider, because Millennials are making up a huge part of the market right now. According to the U.S. Census Bureau data, it is not that hard to figure out. Millennials are still showing a preference for big cities with zip codes in busy, walkable parts of …

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