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Statons Estate Agents Flies the Flag for New-Generation Customer Service in London

Barnet, Hertfordshire, UK, January 26, 2016 — /EPR REAL ESTATE NEWS/ — Part of the local community for no less than 25 years, Statons Estate Agents continues to fly the flag for outstanding statons-logocustomer service. Specialising in exquisite properties across Hertfordshire and North London, the Statons team built its enviable success story on real community pride and passion. Rather than simply offering premier representation for property sellers and buyers, Statons serve as seasoned ambassadors for their home county.

Offering a comprehensive range of appraisal, sales and letting services for properties at all levels, Statons provides the total package of expertise and real value for money. Acknowledging the fact that home sale and purchase is a life-changing decision, the team offers fully independent, customer focused advice and guidance without exception.

Local Focus, Global Connections

“With six networked Hertfordshire and North London branches (located in TotteridgeHadley Wood, Hadley Green, Barnet, Radlett and Brookmans Park) and our vast network of international buyers through our associates in Mayfair, Moscow, Monaco, China and the U.S.A., Statons Estate Agents are perfectly placed to showcase all that this wonderful region has to offer for an unparalleled quality of life.” – Statons Estate Agents

With a reputation that extends far beyond the confines of the United Kingdom, Statons Estate Agents is uniquely able to target prospective overseas buyers, as well as domestic customers. Shamelessly proud of all the North London area has to offer, their ability to highlight and sell not only properties, but also the local way of life is entirely unrivalled.

For those considering a move to the area though unsure of the most important amenities, highlights and points of interest, Statons even offers free drive-around tours from any of its six offices.Winning over prospective buyers is often as simple as giving them a first-hand glimpse at the life they could soon be living.

Your Move, Your Agency

“This is a sophisticated part of the world with the huge added benefit of being equally within reach of both Central London and some of our loveliest countryside, as well as enjoying easy access to excellent transport links – all three major London airports are a short distance away.” – Statons Estate Agents

The entire Statons Estate Agents service has been built on the back of decades of customer feedback and the kind of deep local knowledge that’s the rarest of assets. For help with buying, selling, letting or further information on what’s on offer, give the Statons service team a call today on +44 7970 700 600.

About Statons Estate Agents:
Specialist estate agents in North London, the Statons team possesses unrivalled local knowledge and a true passion for the wider county.

Contact-Details: Jenny Shearsby, Statons Estate Agents, 1 Hadley Parade, High Street, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 5SX, U.K. Tel 020 8449 3383. Email JS@statons.com

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RECENTLY REDUCED: 3 BEDROOM CONDO IN BIJAO CLUB & RESIDENCES

PACIFIC BEACHES, Panama, September 18, 2014 –Want to enjoy beautiful tropical Panama without giving up the comforts, conveniences and amenities of modern life? Look no further than this beautiful 3-bedroom condo in the Bijao Club & Residences! Recently reduced to $298,000, this second floor condo pairs the tropical beauty you’re dreaming of, plus all the amenities you need to enjoy and relax in Panama.

This gorgeous 3-bedroom unit is warm and inviting, and features an open living area and modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Enjoy lush tropical vistas and cool ocean breezes on the relaxing patio. There is plenty of space for guests or family, and featured furniture can be negotiated.

Just 30 minutes from the bustling beach town of Coronado, and only 1½ hours from Panama City, the condo faces a beautiful 9 hole golf course and has a large pool and barbeque area in the rear. Just a short walk away is the beach, infinity pools, fitness center, cabanas, and a clubhouse. You will never be bored with so many activities on site or nearby: shopping, restaurants, boating, kayaking, parasailing, biking, hiking, horseback riding, a basketball court, a health/beauty spa, and more. Act now to learn about this fantastic deal today!

To view this listing, visit: http://www.insidepanamarealestate.com/all-listings-in-panama/panama-property-for-sale/gorgeous-3-bedroom-condo-in-bijao-beach-club-residences.htm
About Coronado & Surrounding Area: Searching for a simpler life surrounded by natural, coastal beauty? Look no further than beautiful Coronado, Panama. Just an hour away from Panama City, this low-stress beach town offers extensive world-class beaches and a vibrant community equipped every amenity you would need. Coronado features a pleasant, safe, small-town atmosphere while offering good restaurants, shopping malls, pharmacies, and other desirable modern conveniences. Looking for fresh seafood? Fresh lobsters, snappers, and other seafood is sold daily right from local fishermen on the beach. Spend your time surfing, golfing, and shopping, or just relax and soak in the beautiful seaside views and sunsets. If you’re looking for a place that feels like a relaxing tropical vacation every day, Coronado is for you.

About Inside Panama Real Estate: Inside Panama Real Estate was founded in 2009 to provide high quality real estate services throughout Panama. With over 30 combined years of experience in the industry, our staff of English, Spanish, and French speakers oversee every detail of the real estate transaction to ensure it is a smooth and enjoyable experience. Whether you are buying or selling a home, or just beginning the process of learning about living in the beautiful country of Panama, Inside Panama Real Estate is a great partner and resource. IPRE specializes in assessing the needs and desires of each of our customers, providing helpful information about the region, finding the perfect property, and even helping customers relocate and gain residency. IPRE also offers exceptional online and social media marketing, brochure, and VIP tours for sellers. For your #1 source for living in Panama, look no further than Inside Panama Real Estate.

For more information about this home or others, visit http://www.insidepanamarealestate.com or contact Mike at +507-6756-5850

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Contact:
Inside Panama Real Estate
Mike Vuytowvecz
The Village Mall
Coronado, #43
+507-6756-5850

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SPECTACULAR BEACH HOME IN COSTA ESMERALDA

PACIFIC BEACHES, Panama, September 18, 2014 –Imagine waking up and enjoying your very own piece of paradise. This beautiful beach home in Costa Esmerelda, Panama, with spectacular views, easy access to the ocean, and plenty of space to entertain, will offer a lush escape to help you relax and enjoy the simple things in life.

This gorgeous home, a mere 20 minutes from the bustling beach town of Coronado, Panama, was built in 2001 and is situated on a 2250 meter squared lot on prime beachfront property. The gated home offers ample space and privacy, with a sprawling courtyard and covered parking. Guests are greeted at the magnificent entry with a cool-blue tiled water feature, an elegant chandelier, and stunning large dark wood doors.

Upon entry, enjoy refreshing ocean breezes and views from nearly every corner of the home, upstairs or down. The spacious main floor features high ceilings, and an open kitchen, dining, and living room. The home is fully decorated and furnished, and natural stone and wood accents throughout contrast with the clean white paint and furniture. The modern kitchen features stainless steel appliances and a long, blue tiled counter with a stunning view of the terrace, swimming pool, lush tropical plants, and ocean beyond.

A sweeping staircase takes you upstairs to the four bedrooms, each with their own in-suite bathroom. Large balcony doors in the bedrooms offer the same unfettered views of the pool and glistening ocean below. AC units are provided to keep the home cool and comfortable.

The large outdoor terrace is easily accessible from the main floor and features plenty of space and seating to accommodate visitors or family. Cool off in the pool, relax and rest on the patio, or just the enjoy the tropical foliage and ocean view. Make your tropical paradise dreams a reality and call to learn more today; this gorgeous beach home is priced to sell and won’t last long!

To view this listing, visit: http://www.insidepanamarealestate.com/all-listings-in-panama/panama-property-for-sale/for-sale-spectacular-beach-home-in-costa-esmeralda-panama.htm

About Coronado & Surrounding Area: Searching for a simpler life surrounded by natural, coastal beauty? Look no further than beautiful Coronado, Panama. Just an hour away from Panama City, this low-stress beach town offers extensive world-class beaches and a vibrant community equipped every amenity you would need. Coronado features a pleasant, safe, small-town atmosphere while offering good restaurants, shopping malls, pharmacies, and other desirable modern conveniences. Looking for fresh seafood? Fresh lobsters, snappers, and other seafood is sold daily right from local fishermen on the beach. Spend your time surfing, golfing, and shopping, or just relax and soak in the beautiful seaside views and sunsets. If you’re looking for a place that feels like a relaxing tropical vacation every day, Coronado is for you.

About Inside Panama Real Estate: Inside Panama Real Estate was founded in 2009 to provide high quality real estate services throughout Panama. With over 30 combined years of experience in the industry, our staff of English, Spanish, and French speakers oversee every detail of the real estate transaction to ensure it is a smooth and enjoyable experience. Whether you are buying or selling a home, or just beginning the process of learning about living in the beautiful country of Panama, Inside Panama Real Estate is a great partner and resource. IPRE specializes in assessing the needs and desires of each of our customers, providing helpful information about the region, finding the perfect property, and even helping customers relocate and gain residency. IPRE also offers exceptional online and social media marketing, brochure, and VIP tours for sellers. For your #1 source for living in Panama, look no further than Inside Panama Real Estate.

For more information about this home or others, visit http://www.insidepanamarealestate.com or contact Mike at +507-6756-5850

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Contact:
Inside Panama Real Estate
Mike Vuytowvecz
The Village Mall
Coronado, #43
+507-6756-5850

 

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Pricing Nation Forecasts That The Average Home Values in Boston MSA Will Go Up in March 2014 by 1.45 Percent

Pricing Nation Econometrics forecasts that the average home value in the Boston Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) will increase by 1.45% through the next twelve months. Some of the drivers of local change include homeowner vacancies and average weekly wages.  While there is a decline in supply (52.4% decrease in vacancies from Q3 to Q4 2012), there is not much improvement in the average weekly earnings (0.42% increase from Q3 to Q4 2012), which suppresses growth.

A table with the top 5 biggest increases and decreases per average home value per zip code can be found below. The Pricing Nation Econometrics Heat Map (also below) visualizes how the average home prices will vary across zip codes in the Boston MSA. Pricing Nation Econometrics is a division of Pricing Nation LLC, and more information can be found at www.pricingnation.com.

As the “Most Reliable Real-Estate Forecasting Company,” we strive to consistently provide the most accurate, relevant, and transparent real-estate data. In fact, as of July 2012, our forecast results have been less than one point away from actual results as reported by Case-Shiller. Visit www.pricingnation.com to access your free Neighborhood Report and consult a Home Investment Report Card with home value forecasts for your home.

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2011 Migration Monitor report released by reallymoving.com

Following a detailed analysis of over 60,000 home movers in the UK throughout 2011, reallymoving.com has released its annual Migration Monitor. The study highlights postcode regions that retain their residents, as well as those that lose people to other areas of the country.

One of the UK’s leading home moving service providers, reallymoving.com indicates that the leading moving trend throughout the last 12 months is residents choosing to move away from London and the South East, with many of its regions showing significantly lower numbers moving in than out.

In stark contrast the South West proved the most desirable destination for home movers. reallymoving.com received ‘from’ and ‘to’ postcodes of over 60,000 home movers and the quintessential seaside town of Torquay ranked as the most popular UK destination for home movers last year, as well as Truro and Exeter.

Rosemary Rogers, director of reallymoving.com, said: “Our research shows that during 2011 the South West claimed the highest percentage of movers into the region. Torquay, Truro and Exeter all appear in the top five results.

“Cities which retain their residents make a healthy mix across the UK: Sheffield, Belfast, Chester and Newcastle all lead the way for residents staying within their postcode regions, which is a great reflection on the success of those cities.”

Residents in the Oxford area are the biggest movers according to the report, with 69% more moves per head of population than the national average. Commuter towns such as Reading and St. Albans also rank highly in terms of population mobility.

The survey also shows areas where residents were happier to sit tight in their current properties. Belfast and Kilmarnock held onto the top spots as the least active moving markets last year in the UK by a significant margin.

The annual 2011 Migration Monitor report is available on the reallymoving.com website. It is also downloadable and printable in PDF format.

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San Diego Real Estate Website Gets New Design

MovingSD.com, a popular San Diego-area real estate website, has been completely redesigned. The site, which is owned by Chris Muckley of Ascent Real Estate, Inc, features consumer information for buyers and sellers in the San Diego area, including property listings and search features, industry news, local information and more.

“I first publised MovingSD.com in 2005, and it has been a great way for me to offer information to real estate consumers,” said Muckley. “But I really wanted to take the site in a more interactive direction.” The new MovingSD.com is a blog-based site which is intended to allow Muckley and his team to constantly add new posts, tips and information for the public. The site also has been integrated with RealBird property search widgets, that allow users to search for homes nationwide.

Chris Muckley’s team consists of San Diego realtors Kelly Shilling, Ryan Johnstone and Becky Bickmore. Shilling is a listing specialist and also works with buyers in San Diego and Chula Vista. Johnstone, known as “The Downtown Guy,” is a buyer and seller specialist who focuses on the Downtown condominium market, and frequently hosts walking tours of listed properties. Bickmore works with buyers and sellers in the metro area, and has collaborated with Muckley on many of his bank-owned listings. Muckley mostly works with institutional sellers and oversees the day-to-day operations of the team, as well as all the marketing.

The agents mentioned above are happy to have their San Diego real estate website redesigned, and look forward to networking with consumers through its pages.

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Macarena – Belize Relocation Specialist

Cancer survivor, explorer, Mother, inventor (www.PropupPillow.com) and Realtor Macarena Rose is proud to announce she’s in the running to be the next host of TV’s “Paradise Hunters.” The show, which visits people around the world who are living their dreams in their version of paradise, is looking for a person who loves exploring new worlds and meeting the people who call them home.

Macarena certainly fits that description. Born and raised in Washington, DC, she lived in St. Petersburg Florida for 20 years and then moved to Cayo District, Belize with her 15-year-old daughter five years ago, with 10 animals in tow.

“Since moving to Belize, life has been such an adventure. No monotony for sure!” she says on her website,http://www.macarenarose.com/. “I have been blessed to have had dinner with a prime minister, coach the semi pro Men’s futbol (soccer) team, be the voice on the SMART cell phone in Belize, host a weekly TV show featuring Belizeans lives and become part of Belize and sign the Bi-Lateral agreement with N.A.R. (National Association of Realtors) accepting Belize National Association of Realtors as an Cooperating Association.” Macarena says, “See, I believe if you are to relocate anywhere, you must bring good to where you go, and decide what it is you will do, before you go.” Macarena has done that, as an ordained Minister she has helped children in the education, arts and the feeding programs. Her life is “real” and she loves to show others how to “Keep it Real” in their own life.

Through her work as a Realtor, Macarena says she has become a relocation specialist, helping people find the right home for them, wherever in the world that may be. She has also made herself quite at home in Belize. In her audition video, she gives viewers an in-depth look at the country, with all the passion and knowledge of an expert tour guide.

“Ah! It’s pitahaya!” she exclaims while visiting a local market. “I have to tell you: it looks like an artichoke, but inside it tastes like a red kiwi and it is luscious… it grows all over Belize.”

As if the way she lives her li fe was not enough- Even her very name sets her apart from the competition.

“As your host, I can offer you one thing that no one else can: my name is Macarena, and in many different countries, I can have people do the Macarena,” she says in her video.

Macarena has committed to American Cancer Society and St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, and we are asking for you to commit to her !

The contest closes December 14, 2010. Time is running out, so go to Macarena’s contest page and VOTE for her to be YOUR host to “Keep It Real”. See here to VOTE for Macarena to keep it “REAL”.

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Tescos Out Ranked By The Little House Company

Whilst Tesco may dominate the retail sector in the UK, its foray into the online estate agency market is yet to pay dividends. That’s the result of a new report into online property sales websites which has found that iSold, the Spicerhaart venture backed by Tesco, fails to appear in the top six sites online estate agents, ranked by quality of website.

Instead, it is the hugely popular and successful The Little House Company that has been named as the UK’s leading online estate agency. Established ten years ago as a‘private sales’ site, The Little House Company has blossomed into one of the most important players in Britain’s online property sales market.

The report from The Big Property List undertook a comparison of online agents, looking at their services, prices, year established and the popularity and quality of their websites.

Nick Marr, Director of The Little House Company, newly crowned as the UK’s leading online estate agency, said: “Obviously, we are delighted that we came top of this extensive report into the UK’s online property market. We took the decision some time ago to change from being a private property sales website into an online estate agency and this has reaped dividends for both us and our army of satisfied customers.”

James Cole, the author of the report, said that one of the main reasons for The Little House Company’s success was that they had developed ‘strong strategies for driving buyers to their website.’

Agents can list with The Little House Company for less than £50 per month. The site brings agents a niche audience away from the estate agent only website and some agents have attracted vendors simply by listing on The Little House Company website.

Mr Marr, himself National Federation of Property Professionals qualified, added: “The Little House Company has been online since 2000 and is one of the UK’s most established online estate agencies and private house sale websites. Our services give consumers a choice in the way they decide to sell their homes online and we are thrilled that our innovative and affordable estate agency services have been recognized as the UK’s best.”

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Letting Web Business Leads the Way with iPad Technology

Lettingweb.com is the first UK property website to announce the development of an iPad application; to add to its property search offering.

Letting Web Business Leads the Way with iPad Technology

After the success of the iPhone and great buzz surrounding Apple’s newest creation – the iPad, Lettingweb has decided to embrace this new technology which is certain to take the UK by storm.

Apple delivered over 500,000 iPads during its first week in the US and has experienced an overwhelming demand for the newest must-have Multi-Touch screen tablet computer.

The Lettingweb iPad App will allow users to search for available UK rental properties in their chosen area with a few quick actions. The unique app will let property seekers to view the property’s particulars, Google map location and see an album of photos for the property before deciding to enquire directly with the agent. Users can also forward details to friends or add the property to a shortlist so there’s nothing for them to try to remember either. For the agent, the chances of receiving an enquiry are also greatly improved as it all happens instantly.

Lettingweb.com’s, Marketing Manager, Mr Richard Matthews, said:

“As a technology business we are focused on providing the most innovative and practical solutions for our letting agent customers. As many home hunters currently use our iPhone App to search for properties to rent we decided to invest in the technology to make searching for a property even easier and faster with the release of the iPad. This should translate to even higher enquiries for our member firms.”

“The Lettingweb iPad App is due for release on the App store very soon. So far from our usability testing days we’ve had excellent feedback from several groups of home hunters who have tested the application. This technology is sure to be the next big thing in the property industry.”

Lettingweb’s statistics for 2008 and 2009 based on over 7,000 properties every month, show supply of rented accommodation in the first half of both years outstripped demand making it a tenants market. 2010 has seen the reverse happen with demand outstripping supply and as a result rental prices have increased suggesting a landlord market for beginning of the year, which would go against the trend for the past two years.

About Lettingweb
Based in Edinburgh, Lettingweb.com was established in 1999 and is now the largest marketplace for private rented property in Scotland with circa 6,000 properties to rent posted live per month through the majority of Scottish Letting agents (circa 300 member firms). Lettingweb has one of the widest selection of flats to rent in Edinburghflats to rent in Aberdeenflats to rent in Glasgowflats to rent in Dundee and flats to rent in Inverness in Scotland. Lettingweb also represents nearly 450 agents in the UK as a whole.

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Letting Web Business Leads the Way with iPhone Technology

Lettingweb.com has become the first letting only UK property website to introduce an iPhone application with a Global Positioning System (GPS) to identify the user’s current location in relation to available properties to rent in that area.

Users of the Letting Web iPhone App can also view a photo slideshow and the property’s particulars on their iPhone, call the agent with an enquiry, forward details to friends or e-mail immediately from their phone so there’s nothing for them to remember later. For the agent, the chances of receiving an enquiry are greatly improved as it all happens instantly.

Richard Matthews, Marketing Manager at Lettingweb.com, said:

“As a technology business we are focused on providing the most innovative and practical solutions for our letting agent customers. As many home hunters use iPhones, we decided to invest in the technology to make searching for a property easier and faster. This should also translate to higher enquiries for our member firms.

“We tested the application with a group of home hunters and almost 400 users downloaded it during testing. Since then the app has received some very favourable reviews on Apple’s iTunes website. This technology is now available to view all of the 5,500 Scottish properties to rent each month on www.lettingweb.com“.

Lettingweb’s statistics for 2008 and 2009 based on over 5,000 properties every month, show the supply of rented accommodation in the first half of both years outstripped demand making it a tenants market. The reverse happened in the second half of both years with demand being greater than the supply of rented properties. However, industry experts believe rental prices are going to increase in 2010 due to a drop off in supply suggesting a landlord market for the beginning of the year which would go against the trend of the past two years.

Mr Matthews added:

“If demand outstrips supply and the market gets competitive for the best properties, home hunters with our iPhone application will be able to access details of rented properties on location quicker which gives them an edge over others using more traditional methods.”

Lettingweb.com works with the majority of letting agents in Scotland to provide highly sought after flats to rent in Edinburgh and flats to rent in Glasgow, but it also has properties to rent in other UK cities including Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and has recently added Wales and Northern Ireland to its portfolio.

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Kenn Renner Will Host Success And Time Management Seminars Known As “The Highway Series”

On Thursday, December 11th, from 10am to noon Kenn Renner (www.buyaustin.com), one of Austin’s top real estate brokers and a national speaker will begin a series of goal setting and time management seminars entitled “The Highway Series.” Kenn will bring a fresh new approach to the timeless, proven success principles of goal setting and “dream” achievement. The series will cover many of the concepts that he will be detailing in his new book: “The Highway – Purpose, Goals & Priorities” to be published in early 2009.

The first seminar on December 11th will give an overview of “The Highway.” Then the in-depth study will begin in January on the 8th, 15th & 22nd. The seminars will be held at the state-of-the-art KW training center in the new world-class Keller Williams Lake Travis Market Center in Lakeway, Texas.

Kenn has produced many successful seminars in the past, mostly geared towards real estate investing and finance. The Highway Series will deal more with defining purpose and how to systematically draw goals into reality through planning, strategizing, and prioritizing. The seminars will be helpful to anyone wanting to learn and apply proven techniques to achieve success. The seminars are not only relevant to those in the real estate industry, but to anyone looking to achieve better results; including business owners, leaders, entrepreneurs, athletes, and even home makers.

These timely seminars come in a season when many start making new years resolutions.Kenn comments, “In these uncertain and changing economic times it is imperative that we get grounded in the timeless principles of goal setting and achievement. And to reanalyze and refocus on what will truly bring us happiness, healthiness, and prosperity.” Kenn adds, “I know that these presentations will surely help infuse clarity, passion, and power to the resolutions that most of us make at this time of year.”

Kenn has lived these principles and knows what it’s like to come from a broken background to achieve measurable success. “At one time I was one of those guys you hear about on late night TV – living in a one-bedroom apartment, surviving on cash advances on credit cards. I knew there must be a better way and the change in my life came when I learned goal setting.” Though the journey to success did not end there: “I learned that goal setting is great, but if you don’t know why you are doing what you are doing (purpose), or how to prioritize your time, then it can be a difficult road.” For this reason Kenn developed “The Highway” – a process of defining purpose, goals, and priorities; which he shares in his presentations and in his upcoming book.

Kenn’s career success has been proven by the numbers – over $80,000,000 in closed real estate transactions in the past 3 years. However, he places much more value in his roles of “being a good father, friend, and husband – to love and be loved is the highest value – and living that ideal is my idea of success.”

The seminars are open to the public and are free of charge. To register visit :www.TheHighwaySeries.com or www.BuyAustin.com.

About Kenn Renner:
Kenn Renner is a recognized national speaker on the subject of real estate, finance, and achievement. He has been featured on HGTV’s number one rated show “House Hunters” and is a guest expert on national and local financial radio shows. He has recently been elected to the Agent Leadership Council of Keller Williams Realty – Austin’s number one real estate company.

About Keller Williams Realty:
Keller Williams Realty has recently opened its newest facility: the “world class” Lake Travis Market Center. The state-of-the-art facility boasts 15,000 square feet of high-tech triple-A office space, conference rooms, and training facilities; and is located just 14 miles from downtown Austin near beautiful Lake Travis.

To register for the seminar series, please contact Kenn Renner’s office at (512) 423-5626 or register on-line at www.BuyAustin.com

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United Arab Emirates nabbed the top spot in TheMoveChannel’s investment property watch for October

Forcing Portugal off the top spot this month was the United Arab Emirates, which nabbed the top spot in TheMoveChannel’s investment property watch for October. However, Portugal did fight back to some extent, grabbing both second and third places…

UAE properties climbed from fourth place last month to take the gold in our investment property watch chart. Don’t assume it was Dubai. It was in fact Ajman, the smallest of the seven emirates.

Close to Dubai for job possibilities yet far enough away for peace and quiet, property in Ajman is becoming increasingly sought after by locals and foreign investors.

Prices in Ajman have not gone though the roof like those in neighbouring Dubai, so property in the emirate is still relatively affordable. Plans are in the pipeline for a new international airport which will make access easier and push prices higher.

Dan Johnson, Director of TheMoveChannel, said, “Ajman is the smallest emirate by size, but it certainly has big aspirations and was the first to offer investors of any nationality full and transparent freehold property ownership.

“Close to the Dubai airport and well connected via the Emirates road (traffic permitting), it has a wonderful old 16th century fort in the central square which is a must see, as well as an old Iranian souk, giving the city an authentic flavor,” added Mr Johnson.

The Algarve has long been a tourist hotspot, with more than five million visitors from across the globe making the pilgrimage to the sun, sand and sea each year.

Expats and investors from the UK are continuing to snap up property in Portugal, especially along coastline, despite being more expensive than some European destinations.

The Algarve’s popularity with holidaymakers means that foreign property owners have also been able to make money by letting their residence out to visitors. The Silver Coast has also become popular in recent years.

At number four on our investment property watch chart was property in Ajman Costa Rica, which is fast becoming the next property hot spot with international property investors eagerly anticipating a big boom in the country.

Costa Rica’s popularity has been growing for numerous reasons. With the slow down in the US economy, many US investors are looking abroad for safer markets with bigger potential profits.

The climate and beautiful natural scenery which includes everything from rainforests to volcanoes to beaches ensures that tourism in Costa Rica looks set to remain a prosperous industry for the foreseeable future which drives up demand for property.

Costa Rica is considered by many to be the strongest democracy in Central America with an independent judiciary ensuring the rights of investors. Unlike many other countries, Costa Rica also allows 100 per cent foreign ownership making it easy for US citizens buying investment property in Costa Rica.

Old favourite Italy made two appearances on the top ten table, at fifth and ninth place. An Italian property in the southern Italian village of Irsina took fifth place, proving that the interest in the south of the country is still growing.

Traditionally, the north of Italy has been the most popular, and the less fashionable southern regions were overlooked. But now, savvy investors seeking a cheaper property are increasingly turning their attentions to the south.

TheMoveChannel.com is a property website that was founded in 1999 as an online resource for buying, selling and learning about property. It now receives as many as 300,000 visits per month and advertises over 50,000 properties in nearly 90 countries, which are listed by over 500 partner organisations.

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Top Austin real estate home builder – Lennar Homes joins Kenn Renner leading Austin Realtor and owner of BuyAustin.com to assist homebuyers with new Move Assistance Programs also known as M.A.Ps

One of Austin’s premier builders, Lennar Homes and top real estate broker Kenn Renner of Keller Williams Realty, have developed a series of programs to help new homebuyers defer much of the cost associated with moving. The Move Assistance Programs (M.A.Ps) offers the following financial incentives to help a tenant or a move-up homebuyer with the expenses associated with relocating.

For Renters:

Lease Buy-Out Program – Provides assistance in paying off existing lease and/or covering the re-leasing fee.

Lease Negotiation Service – Provides expert negotiations with your current landlord.

For Move-up Homebuyers with a Home to Sell:

Expert Real Estate Counseling – Receive a free consultation with a 25-year real estate veteran.

Guaranteed Buy-out Program – A free evaluation and bottom-line price will be offered for your current home.

‘Sell Your Home for Free’ Program – A 0% net commission program that allows you to sell your home for zero total real estate commission.

Moving Cost Coverage Program – Helps defer the cost of moving expenses such as moving companies and moving trucks.

Temporary Rental Program – Provides assistance in locating temporary housing, furnished or unfurnished.

In a recent meeting, Lennar’s division president, Sean Chandler, stated, “There is no better time in recent history to purchase a new Lennar home. Austin is where everyone wants to be and Lennar is dedicated to helping homebuyers with the transition through financial incentive programs such as M.A.Ps.” Along with first class service and attention to detail – Lennar Homes is famous for their “Everything’s Included” homes. “Everything’s Included” is unique to national builders where buyers do not have to pay huge markups for “upgrades.” “Most ‘upgrades’ charged by other builders are included standard with Lennar Homes. Along with ‘Everything’s Included,’ Lennar is offering large price and financing incentives, especially on standing inventory,” Chandler adds.

Kenn Renner, a top selling central Texas real estate broker with Keller Williams Realty, and owner of www.BuyAustin.com explains, “In challenging economic times the larger more financially stable builders like Lennar are able to offer programs that the smaller builders just can’t afford to do. That is why they have called on us to develop the Move Assistance Programs (M.A.Ps).” Lennar is without a doubt pro-Realtor because they understand the need for professional counseling and guidance throughout the home-buying process. Renner adds, “Lennar understands the need for renters and move-up home buyers to have innovative alternatives such as lease buy-outs and sales cost (commission) coverage. I am pleased to be one of Lennar’s preferred Realtors.”

Lennar Homes was ranked number two nationwide by Builder Magazine in 2007 with over 30,000 homes sold nationwide. In Austin, Lennar has 18 subdivisions with prices ranging from the $110s to the $480s.

Kenn Renner (www.BuyAustin.com) consistently ranks as one of the top ten real estate agents in the city of Austin and Central Texas with over 400 home sales and over $80,000,000 in closings since 2005.

For more information about the M.A.Ps programs visit www.MoveAssistancePrograms.com or call or text Kenn Renner at (512) 423-5626.

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Home-buying expert SecureASale are helping sellers sell their house quickly without agency fees.

SecureASale, the brainchild of two London-based ex estate agents, Tim Jackson and Eli Robinson, is a home-buying business that provides cash for homes, offering sellers up to 90% of the market value of their property in cash. This gives sellers who need to sell their house quickly the freedom to move on without waiting for a property market that is slowing day-by-day.

Having met many clients with bad experiences of dealing with home-buying companies, Eli and Tim have designed a new service, SecureASale.co.uk that addresses many of the failings within the industry.

As the housing market continues to falter, those that have no choice but to sell their house quickly to release equity or to stop repossession have been desperately seeking a means to sell their property quickly without losing all the money they ploughed in.

Past seller Renzo Castellano said “What is generally a cumbersome process in the UK, especially in recent times, turned out to be pretty straightforward when dealing with SecureASale.”

By focusing only on North and North-West London, areas the directors know extremely well, Eli and Tim are able to personally visit all of their clients for an initial consultation and make a formal cash offer there and then rather than just relying on faceless bank valuations like their competitors do.

While most of the larger sell-quick companies tend to act only as large lead-generating machines, (passing the actual purchase on to unproven third parties), SecureASale‘s directors purchase all their properties directly and have a large cash fund to enable swift transactions that are often completed in just a few days.

Unlike many high-profile companies, SecureASale.co.uk never charges a valuation fee, or in fact any fees at all to the client. SecureASale even contribute towards the vendors solicitor’s fees.

Tim Jackson, director of SecureASale comments, “There are many reasons why people require a quick home buying service, from people inheriting a property to sellers under the threat of repossession if they cannot sell quick. Other people are simply fed-up of being stuck in a property chain and want a no-hassle, cash buyer service to help them move on quicker.”

Whilst the offers SecureaSale makes are often below the amount a vendor would receive on the open market, there are no agency fees to pay and the offers are guaranteed and the process quick. With over 65% of deals falling through prior to exchange this year (source RICS), a professional service allowing people to sell their house quickly without waiting for a stagnant market is a welcome initiative.

For more information on SecureASale and their cash for homes service please visit http://www.secureasale.co.uk

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