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Aulder Capital Delivers Transparency with Technology

New York, NY / Rancho Santa Fe, CA, 2017-Mar-13 — /EPR REAL ESTATE NEWS/ — Aulder Capital, formerly known as BZ Investments, was looking to improve engagement with investors, specifically post asset acquisition and needed a solution to better institutionalize their information. With the desire to break free from the perception of a traditional slower-moving investment property company, Aulder looked to the future of real estate to see how to best meet their needs. Several platforms offered partial solutions, but only one ensured ongoing connectivity with a promise of providing a smooth investor centric user experience. The utilities found on the MREN platform surpassed current competitors offerings and Aulder was able to leverage the easy to use functionality for a technologically savvy transformation.

The real estate investment firm was focused on expanding their value-add investment strategy, and Aulder knew that technology was key in mindful management and investing in their platform. “Before we deployed MREN, information was scattered throughout local systems,” recalls the principal, Jonah Bamberger.

“The solution has brought all that knowledge into one place.” The business results are a solidified network of Aulder’s investors and a stronger ability to maximize the management of properties. MREN enables transparency of all deals at any given moment and investors can access their deal information at their convenience. Aulder’s dedication to responsible investing and their proven track record is highlighted through the use of the MREN platform and will pave investor expectations for other real estate investment management firms. Aulder Capital plans to enhance their communication and collaboration effort via MREN to drive efficiency and expedite their growth.

Learn more about Aulder Capital’s value-add investment strategy, here: www.aulder.com

Learn more about the changing landscape of technology in CRE, here: www.mren.com

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Large Japanese property corporation entered the Australian & NZ serviced Apartments/accommodation Industry

JAPANESE RENTAL HOUSING MANAGEMENT COMPANY BUYS WALDORF SERVICED APARTMENTS

Sydney, Australia, 2017-Feb-01 — /EPR REAL ESTATE NEWS/ — Daiwa Living Management Co. Ltd (DLM), one of the largest Rental Hosing management companies together with Cosmos Initia Co, Ltd (CI), a Residential Developer in Japan, have jointly purchased 75% of Waldorf Australia and New Zealand Group.

Waldorf is a privately owned company which commenced operations in Sydney in 1982. Since then, the business has grown to more than 1,500 apartments and operates in Sydney, Central Coast, Canberra, Leura, Geraldton, Perth and Auckland.

Waldorf is currently one of the largest Serviced Apartment operators in Australasia.
DLM manages approximately 500,000 rental housing properties across Japan.

The Serviced Apartment business has undergone significant transformation in Australasia in recent years with almost all leading operators entering into ‘Joint Ventures’ with international operators.

DLM and CI are subsidiary companies of Daiwa House Industry Co. Ltd, the largest publically listed Construction and Development Company in Japan.

“The sale to DLM Group will bring forward our plans to further improve services and allow the business to expand significantly in the coming years.” said the Waldorf Group founding Director and CEO, Avi Rubinstein. He added that “We expect to grow our business to more than 5,000 apartments in time and this will greatly enhance our brand awareness and increase our competitiveness.”

“Serviced Apartments are an attractive alternative to Hotels as they offer spacious, high quality self -contained accommodation at reasonable prices and they are becoming increasingly attractive to domestic and international tourists as well as to the corporate traveller.” Mr Rubinstein said.

DLM has been seeking an opportunity to enter the Australasian market and is excited about the Waldorf acquisition. Waldorf is a well-established and successful business which is ‘scalable’ and presents DLM with an ideal platform to grow across many sub markets in both Australia and New Zealand.

The existing owners of Waldorf will continue their involvement in the business as Directors and their main focus will be to acquiring new properties for the newly enhanced group.

ENDS

For further clarification, please contact Avi Rubinstein at webmaster@waldorf.com.au

Contact-Details:
Avi Rubinstein, Waldorf Australia & NZ Group
110 James Ruse Drive,Rosehill, NSW 2142
Tel 02 88378000
www.waldorf.com.au

 

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Real Estate Lead Partner Moves Headquarters To Nashville TN

Nashville, TN, 2016-Oct-10 — /EPR Real Estate News/ — Real Estate Lead Partner (www.realestateleadpartner.com) has made the decision to move their sales headquarters to Nashville, TN.

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Real Estate Lead Partner is a sales and marketing company that uses social media to help real estate and mortgage brokers get qualified leads for their agents.

Utilizing a customized approach with Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo and other popular social media sites Real Estate Lead Partner can develop an individual affordable marketing budget that delivers guaranteed results.

Realestateleadpartner.com drives traffic back to tailored made landing pages that convert visitors into leads with conversions as high as 21.7%. Leads are then nurtured with proven drip email and SMS marketing follow up campaigns managed through an individual CRM (Contact Management System)

If you would like to receive a personalized quote for a real estate lead generation within your budget visit them online at www.realestateleadpartner.com or call 615-237-5524 and speak to an regional account executive today.

Press contact:

Jason Brockman
Real Estate Lead Partner
402 BNA Drive BLD 100 Ste 410
Nashville, TN 37217
(615) 237-5524

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Real Estate Pros Host Workshop for Fixer-Uppers

Moxie Realty Group LLC hosts “So . . . You Want to Buy a Fixer” at TreeHouse

On Thursday, May 28, Moxie Realty Group LLC, along with co-hosts TreeHouse, Austin Title, and Austin Inspection Services bring you an evening of the truth about what to expect when you buy a property and fix it up.

This is the second time this year Moxie has worked to provide a great forum for learning about the pitfalls, plateaus, and pinnacles of fixing up a property. From finding a property, to getting financing, to getting the work done—this candid group of professionals, including a renovation financing expert, will provide information and answer questions about what it takes.

Justine Smith and Mishell Kneeland, also known as the Moxie Ladies, have both been involved in extensive renovations projects—Justine was even featured on an episode of Flip That House for moving a home from South to East Austin—and will share their different perspectives on renovation tolerance. “I was lucky,” Kneeland says, “I only had to please myself. Justine and her husband had to agree on what to do, and had to do it while keeping toddlers out of wet paint!”

The renovation loan specialist will share important financial considerations and timelines. Whether you want to buy a fixer for your own home, or as an investment, there is a renovation product available for you.

One of the great things about fixing up a home is that you can make some truly eco-friendly decisions, and have a chance to put your own stamp on your home. There is nothing like having the freedom—whether your style is minimalist or over-the-top. Kneeland’s home “office,” which she calls her “Chinese jewel box,” features red lacquered cabinets and a black chandelier she brought back from a trip to Amsterdam and beautiful light fixtures she shipped from a trip to Marrakech.

Come for the refreshments and door prizes and leave with your own renovation plan. Come early and browse the wonderful products available at TreeHouse

At a Glance
Who: Moxie Realty Group LLC, TreeHouse, Austin Title, Austin Inspection Services
What: So . . . You want to buy a fixer?
When: May 28, 2015, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: TreeHouse, 4477 South Lamar, Austin, TX 78456
Contact: Mishell Kneeland, Mishell.kneeland@gmail.com, 512.965.5463 or Justine Smith, jsmith78737@gmail.com, 512.970.0681

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The same type of stock market metrics now available to the real estate market

Orlando, FL, May 18, 2015 — /EPR REAL ESTATE NEWS/ — SoftWorks Global LLChttp://realbench.net introduced an iPhone and Android real estate mobile application with the same green and red signals typically found in stock market software, but for the real estate industry targeted to home buyers, real estate agents and real estate investors.

The kind of metrics that have been available to the stock market are now available for real estate to home buyers, real estate investors and realtors. Until now it has been difficult for home buyers, real estate agents and real estate investors to identify real estate opportunities in a concrete and measurable manner. One of the things the stock market has always had is numerous charts and metrics to identify the deals, both individual stock pickers and stock brokers can easily go to a chart see red and green stocks and know which ones to buy. This same type of metrics has been lacking in the real estate sector.

There is such a tool now for the real estate industry, it is called RealBench; RealBench is a real estate mobile application for home buyers, real estate agents and real estate investors. it gives you all the financial numbers you will ever need when buying or selling a home, flip property or rental property. RealBench uses simple green and red signals that makes it simple for anyone to use, just like the stock market signals, but for the real estate industry.

Imagine searching for a real estate opportunity either as a home or investment, going from property to property taking a picture and entering in your mobile phone the basic financial information of the property (price, square footage, down payment ..), and tapping a single button on your phone to tell you with simple green and red signals whether the property is a good buy or not. That’s exactly what RealBench does, green means buy and red means don’t buy, it is that simple.

There are numerous http://realbench.net products in the market, but none of them provide simple to read signals that measure the financial characteristics and risks of potential properties using green and red traffic light signals.

Furthermore the app calculates different sets of green and red signals for homes, rental properties and flip properties. The type of metrics a first time home buyer needs to know are different from the metrics an investor needs to know; additionally an investors buying a rental property needs a different set of numbers and signals from an investor buying a flip property. RealBench generates different sets of signals for home, rentals and flip properties, commercial and residential, covering the entire spectrum of real estate purchases.

This is an indispensable tool for anyone looking to buy or sell a home either for personal use, on behalf of a client or as an investment. Home buyers can have confidence about their first or second home purchases, while realtors and real estate investors can maximize profits.

* For more information about our Real Estate Mobile App:

Go to http://realbench.net or send your inquiries at inquiry@realbench.net.

* Availability
The RealBench Real Estate Mobile App is available through the Apple Store and Google Play, simple type Realbench in the app search box.

For more information please visit http://realbench.net.

Contacts:
General Information:inquiry@realbench.net
Technical Support:support@realbench.net

Contact-Details: Juan Cabrera
juan.cabrera@realbench.net

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FIRE SALE: 62+ Hectare Nature Sanctuary

Boquete, Panama, December 22, 2014 — /EPR REAL ESTATE NEWS/ — Incredible doesn’t begin to describe this unbelievable property, a peaceful sanctuary high in the cool mountains of paradisiacal Volcan, Panama. Imagine a lush forest enveloped in seasonal, low-level cloud cover, visited by rare tropical birds with breathtaking mountain and ocean views. Large tropical trees and cleared areas on the property are all ready for development or preservation. Fully titled, with a master plan completed, this 62+ hectare property would be the perfect eco-project and/or development, ready for sale at only $1.12/m2.

Volcan is a mountain town in the Chiriqui province of Panama known for its cooler climate, mountainous landscapes, and agricultural production. Think perfect June weather, year round. Just one hour from the popular mountain town Boquete, and a 1 hour and 45 minute drive from David, this area is remote and secluded, but accessible. Volcan is 4,000 feet above sea level and sits in the shadows of the Baru volcano, the highest point in Panama.

You can view the listing here: http://www.insidepanamarealestate.com/all-listings-in-panama/panama-property-for-sale/fire-sale-62-hectare-nature-sanctuary-in-volcan.htm

More 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.
Boquete, Panama: (Volcan is just 1 hour from Boquete.) Just a short flight from Panama City near the border of Costa Rica rests the green mountain town of Boquete. Described by locals as having perfect, June-like weather all year long, Boquete offers lush mountain vistas and clean air, lightly scented by a profusion of tropical plants and flowers. The town, formally established in 1911 when coffee gained hold as a cash crop, is now a popular place for tourists to visit and retirees to call home. There is plenty to do in Boquete: hike, bike, or drive through several scenic loops for a picturesque view of the mountain region, soak in hot springs, birdwatch, or enjoy the annual Flowers and Coffee festival held in the town each January. English is widely spoken, and with many excellent restaurants and local guides, enjoy the conveniences of modern living and the charm and beauty of Panama in Boquete.

(Information on Volcan found on http://www.volcan.chiriqui.org/chivolcan-intro.htm and on Wikipedia)

For more information about this property or others like it, visithttp://www.insidepanamarealestate.com/ or contact Mike at 1+507-6756-5850.

 

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

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

 

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Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange and Chatham Cos. Announces New Executive Vice President

After months of work and consideration, the Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange, and Chatham Counties (HBADOC) announces that Holly Fraccaro of Chicago, Illinois, has been named HBADOC’s new Executive Vice President (EVP).

HBADOC’s Executive Committee and the full Board of Directors recently approved Fraccaro as the person to take over the reigns of the non-profit trade association that serves the home building industry throughout the three counties.

“I am honored and excited to be joining the Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange, and Chatham counties at this time,” Fraccaro said. “My goal is to capitalize on the up-swing we’re seeing in the housing market and to use this momentum to engage, support, and promote our existing members and to increase the recruitment of new members. In the building industry, we all know how important a strong foundation is. Former EVP Nick Tennyson has done an incredible job of building the foundation. And now, together with the phenomenal staff and Board of Directors, I will build on that foundation to further the mission, to grow the organization, and to support our members.”

Holly Fraccaro is originally from North Dakota. She moved to Chicago for graduate school 18 years ago. Most recently, she served as executive director at North West Housing Partnership, a nonprofit organization in Chicago dedicated to creating and implementing programs to promote economically diverse housing by bringing public and private resources together. Before that she was executive director of the Single Room Housing Assistance Corp., a nonprofit that provides supportive housing to homeless adults in Chicago. A triathlete, she received her degree in psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago.

Fraccaro and her husband, attorney Kyle Fraccaro, are in the process of moving to North Carolina from Chicago. She will start work full time on October 7th.

According to Andy Krichman, HBADOC president, the selection process was involved and meticulous. The HBADOC’s selection committee first conducted focus-group interviews with key stakeholders to determine key aspects of the position in order to create job postings as well as assessments.

The committee also used an online application process with supplemental questions to be able to compare the applicants and metrics at each step of the process so the preferred answer or “best fit” answer for the organization was pre-identified and the applicant then compared to that.

Finally, the best candidates went through three stages of screenings during an intensive two-day interview process that culminated in a unanimous decision that Holly Fraccaro is the best EVP candidate for the HBADOC.

“Holly is the type of person who accomplishes whatever she sets her mind to,” Krichman said. “Holly is an energetic, positive, go-getter who enjoys working as a team player to accomplish goals. Together we will all help our HBA to build on what we have created and take it on to more growth and the next level.”

For more information on the HBADOC, visit www.hbadoc.com.

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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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Benutech Launches New Spin On Paperless Real Estate Transaction Management

Benutech, Inc. announces the launch of ReboCollab, its new real estate transaction management software package.

Designed by real estate professionals for real estate professionals, ReboCollab starts with the basic online viewing and signing of real estate documents and innovates far beyond, creating an invaluable platform. Patent-pending technology enables disclosures to be filled out online, and the system uses assessor data to pre-map and/or pre-populate standard forms to ensure that all needed signatures are acquired. Version control and other organizational features, coupled with a straightforward drag-and-drop document movement system, provide the most recent version of the documents to the correct people at the right time.

A unique feature of this paperless transaction management system is that it doesn’t mandate digital signing. If a party prefers to put pen to paper, their documents can be printed, signed, scanned, and re-uploaded into ReboCollab, which incorporates advances like QR codes and an electronic document splitter to automatically recognize and import the documents just as if they had been signed online.

“So many transaction management software systems focus just on the Gen X and Gen Y users, but the baby boomers still play a critical role in the real estate space, so our goal was to design a platform that everyone could use,” said Benutech CEO Ryan Marshall.

Additionally, ReboCollab can be used both by an individual real estate professional or an entire enterprise; managers and coordinators can perform all the same functions as realtors, and the dashboard system keeps different transactions separate.

“Currently there are no shortages of transaction management software systems in the marketplace, but none of those systems have the functionality or the usefulness to the broker/owner or realtor that ReboCollab offers. Our enterprise solution and enclosed tools will make us the most popular and widely used software in its class,” stated Vice President of Sales for Benutech, Inc., Brian Fox.

Webinars introducing the product will be held during the next few weeks, with the first one on February 27th. For an invitation to one of these webinars, or to receive more information on the ReboCollab system, please contact Brian Fox at brian@benutech.com.

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Realter (Rltr) Approved As Official Title For Real Estate Professionals Worldwide

There is a new officially approved professional title for real estate practitioners — Realter. This word will soon find its way as new entry in the dictionary, and it will read as follows:

REALTER. Definition: [A patented service mark. Pronunciation: \\rē(-ə)l-tər, rē-al-tər\\.Abbreviation: Rltr.. Plural: Realters. Verb intransitive: Realteer. Verb present participle: Realteering. Verb past participle: Realteered]. Referring to real estate service practitioners who are registered in Realter Society and given extension of license by its patent owner. Realter and its abbreviation Rltr are exclusively used as professional titles before the names of members of Realter Society worldwide.

After 14 months of due diligence by experts in the Intellectual Property Office Philippines (IPOPHIL), the RLTR REALTER SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL 2011, its website REALTERSOCIETY.ORG, its service mark (logo), and manner of use were finally approved on 28 September 2012; and awarded with Trademark Registration No. 42011990441.

Real estate practitioners anywhere around the world, regardless of nationality, who want to use this prestigious Realter (Rltr) professional title may individually apply for extension of patent license by registering in Realter Society. The innovator defines the term professional practitioner as a service provider who does it for a living (for a fee).

Qualified to register are real estate financiers; agents such as brokers, salespersons, auctioneers, referral agents, buyer agents; dealers, short sellers, operators of for-sale-by-owner (FSBO) advertising facilities; administrators of condominium and subdivision homeowners associations; general managers of hotels, resorts, and golf and country clubs; registrar of deeds; educators; builders such as developers, architects, interior designers, construction consultants; valuers such as appraisers, assessors; documenters such as liaison officers, publishers of real estate classified ads, photographers; and scholars.

Realter Society members get the following rights: (1) the right to use the patented Realter and Rltr professional titles and logo, (2) the right to enjoy the award policy of Realter Society, and (3) the right to wear exclusive insignia products of Realter Society.

A person with a Rltr title before his/her name need not explain too much that he/she is in the real estate sector. The Rltr title bearer enjoys the automatic public perception that he/she is a real estate service practitioner.

Rltr title operates like a powerful slogan; it is short, easily said, catchy, and has quick recall factor. Since it is a new title, having it in your business card would trigger curiosity, then it becomes a conversation starter which can possibly propagate to customer inquiries that may open up a wide door of business opportunities for the Rltr® title-bearer.

Realter Society is designed solely as REGISTRY of the Rltr® title users. Realter Society does NOT offer real estate products (such as house, lots, condo units, burial lots, etc.) nor services (such as agency, appraisal, build consultancy, etc.). Realter Society has no intention to compete with the respective businesses and organizations of its individual members.

The individual membership registration fee in Realter Society is P2.00 per day, prorated from the day the person registers up to the general renewal date of 28 September 2022. Incumbent Assessors of Local Government Units and Regional Directors of Registry of Deeds are exempted from the membership fee.

The innovator of this new professional title is Rltr. John R. Petalcorin, born in Maramag Bukidnon PH in 1973, a product of the College of Economics and Management of the University of the Philippines at Los Banos, and a licensed real estate broker since 1998 specialized in pro bono consumer rights advocacy and peer coaching.

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Pricing Nation Forecasts That The Average Home Values in Boston MSA Will Go Up in December 2013 by 2.34 Percent

Pricing Nation Econometrics forecasts that the average home value in the Boston Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) will increase by 2.34% over the next twelve months.

The Pricing Nation Econometrics Heat Map (below) visualizes how the average home prices will vary across Boston MSA zip codes. A table with the 10 largest increases and decreases in home values per zip code can also be found below.

Pricing Nation Econometrics is a division of Pricing Nation LLC. For more information on future changes in individual home values, visit us at www.pricingnation.com.

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US Residential Asset Fund launches as REO-to-Rental fund

US Residential Asset Fund, LLC (http://usresifund.com/), implemented a unique strategy by launching as an REO- (real estate-owned) to-Rental fund. Christopher J. Crippen, the Fund’s manager, announced, “We put together a strategy that allows us to capitalize on the tremendous opportunities available in the REO-to-Rental markets and to support the communities we invest in.

US Residential Asset Fund’s investment strategy is focused on acquiring, renovating, leasing, managing, and exiting distressed single-family properties in multiple U.S. metropolitan areas. Tenants have the option to rent the properties with a “contract for deed,” paving the road to homeownership for those who otherwise would be lifelong renters. The tenants work with the Fund’s strategic partner, Sagamore Home Mortgage, to resolve their credit challenges, qualify for a mortgage, and purchase the home they are renting.

Mr. Crippen, an industry expert, explained, “This is really a unique Fund. We can do something good for the communities we invest in, enable our tenants to become homeowners, and provide double-digit returns for our investors. It’s a win-win-win strategy, which is hard to find in this market. I am proud to be a part of it.”

US Residential Asset Fund was founded by Mr. Crippen, Dana Bradley, Al Espinoza, Patrick Cipolla, and Amos Alexander. Focusing on the $3 trillion single-family rental market, the Fund expects to invest more that $20 million over the next two years, beginning with acquiring assets in the Charlotte, Memphis, and Chicago, MSAs. Phase two acquisitions will be in the Atlanta, Indianapolis, Tampa, Orlando, MSAs.

“My partners, Innotion Enterprises, Inc. (www.innotion.com), and Performance Holdings (http://www.performanceholdings.com/), have been operating in the single-family and REO arenas, and have built a world-class acquisition, renovation, and management platform uniquely designed for these properties,” Mr. Crippen continued. “We work with Sagamore Home Mortgage to work with our tenants to qualify them to purchase our properties.” Christopher J. Crippen formerly headed Prescient Asset Management’s FDIC ORE Disposition.

Mr. Crippen described how the program works, saying, “All of our properties are offered as ‘rent to own’ (RTO) to our tenants. This encourages homeownership in the markets we are investing in. Studies show that RTO tenants take better care of their properties than strictly rental tenants. The benefits are a more secure investment and the ability to give back to the communities in which we invest. It’s a win-win-win situation.”

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Pricing Nation Econometrics Forecasts That The Average Home Value In The Boston Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) Will Increase By 1.97 Percent Over The Next Twelve Months

Pricing Nation Econometrics forecasts that the average home value in the Boston Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) will increase by 1.97 percent over the next twelve months. A table with the top 10 biggest increases and decreases per zip code can be found below. With housing prices still declining in many parts of the country, Boston Area homeowners should be pleased that their home prices will continue to increase in 2013. 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.

For more information on future changes in individual home values visit us at www.pricingnation.com.

About Pricing Nation
The purchase of a home is historically the largest investment one will make in one’s life. However, due to recent volatility from the Credit and Housing Crisis, home values are not always likely to increase. To ensure that buyers and sellers are confident in their investment decisions, Pricing Nation has developed a portfolio of regression based models that forecast housing price changes at the MSA, zip, and house level. These models are highly statistically significant as they were built using local housing demand/supply and macroeconomic datafrom the last ten years, which saw extreme upward and downward movements. Of particular note is that Pricing Nation’s forecasting model would have anticipated the severe downturn in Boston MSA home values in August 2006, a full twelve months before the actual downturn hit in August 2007, and 16 months before the U.S. officially entered a recession.*

Pricing Nation is offeringitsindividualhome value forecast reports for an introductory price of $19.99 per home (regular price $49.99 per home). Our “The Home Investment Report Card,” displays the actual prediction for the future change in value for your selected hometaking into account the unique characteristics of each home and the surrounding area. In addition, it also providesgradesfor the local and national factors impacting home value, and outlines the significance ofeach factor toward future changes. “The Home Investment Report” card is designed to be easy to use for all homebuyers and sellers as they make one of the biggest decisions of their lives.

Pricing Nation has initially launched its product in the Boston MSA and is expanding its offerings to other cities in the near future.

For more information, please contact Raj Koganti at raj@pricingnation.com

Downturn data reported by S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, and recession data reported by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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Riba Housing Report Commended By Global Construction Firm

A study by the Future Homes Commission, a body instigated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) calling for 300,000 extra homes to be built every year as part of a “housing revolution”, has been welcomed by Homes by Skanska – the UK residential arm of global construction firm, Skanska.

Sue Warwick, Interim Sales and Marketing Director of Homes by Skanska commented: “There have been a number of calls to increase the UK’s housing output over recent years; however the study by RIBA presents the industry with a tangible solution to the housing crisis we are currently facing. With the study proposing such large-scale construction without the need to use government finance, we will be interested to see how the housing minister reacts to this study.

“Notably, it is a step in the right direction to see the report call for a greater focus in design across all new homes, which is something we as housebuilders have a huge responsibility to deliver. Reinforcing calls to build more homes to address the nation’s housing shortage is vital, but of equal importance is the need to create desirable yet affordable homes fit for families and future generations.

“At Homes by Skanska we have begun to show how Scandinavian design principles can be adopted by the UK housing industry to create exactly the kind of practical living spaces proposed by RIBA. High ceilings, large windows and well-planned, built-in storage can be combined with insulation and energy-efficient technologies to balance functionality with desirability.

“The housing sector will no doubt embrace many of the proposals laid out by RIBA in order to make the most of the funding pledged by the coalition in September.”

For more information on Homes by Skanska and its first development, Seven Acres, a group of new homes Cambridge, visit www.skanska.co.uk/homes.

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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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LGI Homes Named a Texas Top Employer

LGI Homes is proud to announce that it has been named one of 2012’s “Best Companies to Work For” by Texas Monthly magazine. The award acknowledges LGI Homes’ ongoing commitment to the integrity, happiness and success of its workforce, and honors the company’s achievements in sound workplace policies, philosophies and practices. LGI Homes will formally receive the award at a ceremony during the Texas Association of Business’ 2012 Annual Conference in Austin early next year.

The “Top Employer” designation comes during a banner year for LGI Homes, in which it has placed over 475 new homeowners into its communities—a company record. Despite difficulties in the homebuilding industry, LGI Homes continues to break through monthly and quarterly records with its popular communities and new homes in Houston, San Antonio and Dallas. This success has been driven by the company’s unwavering dedication to offering quality, affordability and value to its customers, in superior locations that offer the best aspects of urban and suburban lifestyles. 2012 will see LGI Homes expand this business model to new markets in Austin, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona.

About LGI Homes
Founded in 2003, LGI Homes is one of Texas’ most robust homebuilders, named one of the nation’s fastest growing companies by INC Magazine, and lauded by its industry for its groundbreaking marketing techniques and ongoing sales success. The company was also recognized as a New Home Quality Award winner for its communities in the Houston area. For more information about LGI Homes, please visit LGI Homes’ Company Blog or our main website lgihomes.com.

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LocalQuoter.net Releases The Latest In Damp Proof Membrane Technology

Online home improvement price comparison site LocalQuoter.net has responded to customer demand and the UK weather with the launch of a value for money damp proof membrane for their online customers. Offering essential home improvement products like this damp proof membrane is the next logical step for Local Quoter, who already provide customers with competitive quotes for home improvement needs from hundreds of suppliers.

LocalQuoter.net Releases The Latest In Damp Proof Membrane Technology

“We have already established ourselves as a leader in supply and fit price comparison online and demand from our new and existing customer base is now also for value for money home improvement products – hence the launch of this damp proof membrane”, says Les Yates of Local Quoter.

Damp proof membrane is used to form a horizontal barrier within a wall to prevent damp rising from the ground up through the structure. UK householders whose properties have not already got damp proof membrane installed are recommended to do so to keep their homes safe from the threat of rising damp. Rising damp is a particular problem in the UK due to the high rainfall levels and resulting ground water.

Local Quoter offers competitive prices on supply and fit needs by comparing quotes from hundreds of suppliers and can now also offer customers the best value for money on essential home improvement products such as the damp proof membrane.

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Don’t Be Caught Cold By Another Freezing Spell

When the country found itself in the icy grip of winter last month, many people reached for their central heating thermostats to turn them up. And while that might have warded off the immediate chill, home services comparison website LocalQuoter.net says many householders will soon be paying the price for keeping themselves warm as the next energy bills land on the doormat.

Don't Be Caught Cold By Another Freezing Spell

It’s at times like these, too, when lots of good intentions regarding using less energy to help cut down our CO2 emissions go out of the window. So next time we feel an icy blast, everyone can be better prepared – and will reduce their carbon footprint – by having the latest, most energy-efficient windows and doors fitted.

“Having windows and doors manufactured to the most up-to-date standards fitted in the home is an investment which pays off immediately in helping cut energy use, and reducing heating bills,” says Les Yates of LocalQuoter. “Modern, state-of-the-art windows are made from glass which contains an invisible metal coating between the panes. This reflects the heat back into the home, and keeps it warmer in winter and cooler in the summer,” he adds.

LocalQuoter helps householders find the best company to supply and install the latest double-glazed windows and doors and passes cheap double glazing quotes on to the customer. It chooses companies based on personal recommendation, so if a firm uses the latest materials, and customers see the savings, then they are likely to be rewarded by gaining more recommendations.

And the benefits for homeowners in having the most efficient windows fitted are both short and long term. “Upgrading windows and doors has double benefits, in bringing cost savings, and making a home look much more attractive, which will help substantially in increasing its value,” Les Yates added.

Getting old windows replaced with double glazing at any time is a sensible idea. But getting it done before the cold weather bites again not only makes sense – it will make people better off in the long run.

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