investment Archive

Another Year, Another Generation

by Melanie McLane Chair, 2012 NAR Resort and Second Home Real Estate Forum It’s spring in North Central Pennsylvania. Fishing season opening day has been here already, and we’re busy getting our cabin ready for the summer. Across my...

Appraisal Landmines for Second Homes

by Melanie McLane Chair, 2012 Resort and Second Home Real Estate Forum Often, one of the biggest issues for REALTORS® selling second homes is obtaining financing, including getting a satisfactory appraisal. To effectively value a second home, the appraiser...
March 30, 2012

One Source: Luxury Auctions, Latest Trends

Phoenix, Miami, Tucson, in Michigan and online.  An auction is the method used to sell properties for vacation and investment.  Do you have the tools needed to participate?
April 19, 2010

Vacation Home Sales Up But Investment Home Sales Down

While they dominated the housing market in 2009, first time home buyers weren’t the only ones taking advantage of low mortgage rates and affordable home prices. According to recent survey by the National Association of Realtors®, the number of...
April 12, 2010

Investors Are Buying Houses Again

Good news for the second-home market.  What’s happening in your area? More home buyers are snapping up properties with cash, a trend driven in large part by investors returning to the market after four years of falling prices around...
March 23, 2010

Is a second-home cause for bliss or stress?

 This is a great perspective of a second-home and could be a great resource for your clients.  Let us know what you think. It’s an attractive time to buy a second home if you can afford it. Look at...
March 19, 2010

Global Real Estate: Ready for a Rebound?

This article is a summary from a forum hosted by Knowledge@Wharton at the New York Stock Exchange in December 2009 called “The Road to Recovery: Investing in the Global Real Estate Rebound.” Let us know what you think about the...
January 21, 2010

Foreign Investments and Local Economies

Here’s a great take on how international companies are investing in the US and the effects from PRI. What’s happening in your community? While foreign investments have created jobs in Mississippi, some feel the state’s pro-business stance could backfire. More...
January 4, 2010

Philippine Real Estate Investment and Retirement

The Philippines offers affordable real estate investments and retirement opportunities in a tropical climate 2009-11-02 14:34:19 For many British, Australians and Americans, retirement time is just around the corner. At home, with low interest rates and high cost of...
November 2, 2009