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Residential real estate home listing portal MIPARO hopes to raise between $300,000 & $500,000 with crowdfunding campaign on FundedByMe

UPPSALA, Sweden, May-21-2018 — /EPR REAL ESTATE NEWS/ — MIPARO, a residential real estate home listing portal for emerging markets, based in Sweden, announced today that their crowdfunding campaign with FundedByMe, a leading European based firm, will begin May 21, 2018. It will run for 6-weeks and MIPARO hopes to raise between $300,000 and $500,000. Small investors can invest in MIPARO for as little as $145.

Until now, only large VC funds, wealthy individual investors or private equity firms had the means to invest in this category. FundedByMe crowdfunding campaign allows small, individual investors the opportunity to reap the benefits in Proptech. Mikael Westoo, founder and CEO of MIPARO noted, “Finally, anyone can invest in real estate tech. It’s no longer the sole domain people with deep pockets. And our emerging market strategy appears to be working.”

Proptech – Today’s “Hottest” VC Startup Category

Real estate – a.k.a. Proptech – is one of the “hottest” early stage investment categories, according to Forbes Magazine, a leading U.S. business publication. In 2016, over $2.6 billion was invested into real estate tech startups through 235 deals worldwide. Investments in the category were even higher in 2017. One of the main reasons investor interest is so high is that Proptech is one of the last major categories, in both the U.S. and Europe, not dramatically impacted by the technology revolution. This, and the chance of seeing robust returns, is driving investor interest.

Underserved Emerging Markets Offers Robust ROI

The online property listing portal category is undeveloped in emerging markets. Today, most of these countries have dozens of listing portals and broker platforms, making home search difficult. Few platforms showcase an area’s entire inventory as is the case in the U.S. and Europe.

When online listing platforms first appeared in the U.S. and Europe, they too had a cluttered listing portal environment.  Now, however, one or two portals dominate the market. Most analysts believe this will occur in emerging markets as their markets mature.

According to Westoo, “Our objective is to be the dominate player in the markets where we operate. We plan on being one of survivors when the market eventually shakes out as it did in the U.S. and Europe. This fund raising campaign will help us achieve that.” 

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Top Ten Real Estate Agents List in Tampa Bay

Tampa, FL, 2017-Sep-30 — /EPR REAL ESTATE NEWS/ — Throughout recent years, Tampa has proven to be a booming real estate market. With exquisite waterfront homes, a bustling downtown district, and local attractions in the form of Busch Gardens, Lowry Park Zoo, and The Florida Aquarium, it’s no surprise that people from all over the country are flocking to homes in the Tampa Bay area.

When attempting to purchase a home, however, it is vital to have an experienced real estate professional guide you through the process in order to have as much money on the transaction as possible. The very same could be said about selling a home, as well.

Like any other industry, it can be difficult to sift through the incompetent professionals and find the best in the business.

Listed below are the top ten most trustworthy, experienced, and reliable real estate agents in Tampa Bay:

Number 10. Anthony Malafronte
A sales and marketing expert who has spent over 20 years working with Fortune 50 companies, Anthony Malafronte brought his skills and abilities to real estate over the past decade and has become a pivotal force within the local Tampa market.

His background in marketing, sales, and presentations allows him to showcase homes in an unforgettable way, illuminating the main selling points of a home and adeptly matching buyers with a home perfect for them. He is responsive, proactive, and easily reached, making him a solid choice for a real estate agent.

Number 9. John Pestalozzi
John Pestalozzi is renowned for his flexibility when it comes to communicating with clients. Whether buyers and sellers would like remote presentations, text message-only communication, or virtual HD tours of his current properties, he is able to accommodate them quickly and effectively.

Pestalozzi has resided in Tampa for over 37 years, which has provided him with a valuable insight into Tampa’s real estate market and community. He is aware that the search for Tampa homes begins online, which is why he spends extensive time and energy capturing high-quality photography and video footage of the properties he works with.

Number 8. Janet Lopez
Many real estate agents have less than a decade’s worth of experience in the industry. Janet Lopez has nearly thirty years of professionalism under her belt, and her sales record reflects this. Her intense focus on customer service has proven to be a worthwhile endeavor, as over 60% of her clients are referrals from those she has worked with in the past.

With a solid understanding of contract law, negotiation, and Tampa’s undulating real estate market, Janet strives to do all that she can in order to make the home buying and selling process as pleasant as possible.

Number 7. Crystal Brady
Crystal Brady, a native Floridian who has an undying passion for the state, focuses her real estate endeavors in Pasco and Hillsborough counties. She specializes in dealing with first-time homebuyers who are uninformed about what to expect when it comes to the transaction process.

Before she became a real estate agent, Brady worked as a customer relations manager for a property management company, solidifying her ability to work with clients of all types and help connect them with a home that will perfectly suit their needs.

Number 6. Kristy Darragh
As a veteran of the real estate industry with over 25 years of experience, Kristy has spent nearly three decades helping her clients not only purchase or sell a home, but also with listing, consulting, staging, and other processes that are integral to transactions in the real estate industry.

A self-admitted workaholic, Kristy Darragh spends much of her free time being involved in organizations throughout Tampa Bay, where she can not only better hone her craft as a real estate agent, but also benefit the professionals around her.

Number 5. Ray Mihara
Quick closing, responsive service, and strong negotiation tactics are just a few of Ray Mihara’s attributes that clients praise in their stellar review of the Tampa real estate agent. He is particularly well-versed in property investing, helping clients make informed financial decisions when they are looking to purchase a property that will later be sold for a higher price.

Due to his many accomplishments, Ray Mihara is among the top salesmen in the country, and consistently provides his clients with thorough, informative updates about the current state of their transaction.

Number 4. Bill Dallas
Like Ray Mihara, Bill Dallas is an expert on real estate investment, and is a powerful primary source for his clients to consult when it comes to deciding which properties to keep an eye on, and which properties to avoid.

In the past seven years, Bill Dallas has managed to significantly increase his sales volume from year to year, and is showing no signs of slowing down. Throughout his career, his reliability as a quality, honest real estate agent has set him apart from his peers.

Number 3. Wendy Ross
In terms of sales volume, Wendy Ross is ranked as one of the top 100 real estate agents by The Greater Tampa Association of Realtors. According to her past clients, he has been declared to be one of the most trustworthy real estate agents in the area, and has a reputation of being kind, approachable, and outstandingly quick with her services.

Due to her expertise in the field, it is no surprise she has won multiple awards that commend her outstanding customer service that helps her clients navigate the convoluted pathways of buying and selling a home.

Number 2. Raquel Zapata
Zapata has worked extensively with clients who seek relocation, luxury properties, vacant land, and those who are first-time homebuyers. Her extensive knowledge of Tampa’s real estate market equips her with the capability to ensure that all of her clients’ needs are met.

She is a member of the National Association of Realtors and the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors, and is heavily involved in both organizations. Giving back to the community is just as important to Raquel Zapata as serving her clients, and she strives to use her skills as a real estate professional to serve others, both on and off the clock.

Number 1. Realtor Joseph Lewkowicz
Joseph Lewkowicz has been involved in Tampa real estate for over 40 years. He has a personal sales record of 3,000+ independently sold homes, which is a number that entire sales teams struggle to compete with. As one would expect from someone with over four decades of experience in the industry, Joseph Lewkowicz’s services benefit clients of any type, whether they are first-time buyers, those looking to sell, or those looking to invest in property.

He is nationally ranked in the top 1% of Coldwell Banker agents, an achievement that earned him an invitation to the exclusive Celebration of Success event in 2016. His personal mantra “no one works harder to sell your home!” is something that he has consistently proven throughout his career, having connected thousands of buyers with a home that is a perfect fit.

Joseph Lewkowicz specializes in North Tampa, frequently working with properties in areas such as Lutz and Carrollwood. He also holds livestream conference calls on the second Thursday of every month that allow members of the community to interact with him directly, an endeavor that not many in the industry have taken advantage of, Joseph has thousands of satisfied clients that can attest to his unwavering dependability as a real estate professional.

Tampa is a haven within the Sunshine State, and has plenty to offer those who are looking for a home to enjoy the city’s natural beauty. Real estate transactions go far more smoothly with the help of a professional who knows the area, cares about their clients, and has a proven track record of successful negotiations. For more information visit

Joseph R. Lewkowicz Realtor
14502 N Dale Mabry Hwy #100, Tampa, FL 33618

High Value Investment Opportunities with Attractive Tax Incentives Available in Panama

Bocas del Toro, Panama, December 01, 2014 — /EPR REAL ESTATE NEWS/ — Are you looking to invest in real estate? Consider Panama, a growing destination for tourists, adventure-seekers, and retirees. This Central American country, rich with ocean views, tropical rainforests, and modern conveniences, also offers many exciting real estate investment opportunities. A beautiful tropical paradise and international trade hub, investment in Panama real estate is encouraged by attractive government-instituted tax incentives.

Interested in investing in Panama, but not sure where to start? Inside Panama Real Estate CEO and California native, Michael Vuytowecz, has an extensive background in real estate finance, and is experienced in real estate transactions in Panama. Vuytowecz has expended time, energy, and resources researching the best real estate investment opportunities throughout Panama, and is offering a free one-on-one consultation to share his experience and expertise. To schedule a consultation, contact Michael

Excellent real estate investment opportunities are available in beautiful Bocas Del Toro, a popular and well-visited destination on the Caribbean side of Panama. Bocas Del Toro offers gorgeous beaches, exciting and varied outdoor adventures, and lush, tropical vegetation. See a list of investment opportunities in Bocas Del Toro below:

Bocas Bay Resort: This beautiful property is located right on the water a mere three minutes from the Bocas Del Toro airport. This property offers accommodations for extended families or several couples vacationing in Panama, and boasts an excellent projected revenue.

Casa Six: This fun bed and breakfast is in a great location offers promising potential to produce income.

Hostel/Bar and Restaurant: Located just across the street from Casa Six, this low cost investment could easily function as a hostel/bar and restaurant. This is an excellent opportunity to create value and and income.

Commercial building/lofts: Boasting a fantastic ocean-side location, this mixed-use building could be converted to offer hostel lofts and commercial space. This is a promising investment!

About Panama
Panama, the tropical land bridge between North and South America, is consistently rated one of the best places to live, work, and play overseas. Known for its verdant rainforests and crystal blue waters, Panama also offers a high quality of life and affordable cost of living for retirees, professionals, families, tourists, and adventure seekers. With impressive health services and tax benefits, in Panama it’s easy to enjoy both the comforts of home and the excitement and stunning scenery of this Central American paradise. To learn more about living in Panama, visit

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 oversees 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 investment opportunities, visit or contact Mike at 1+507-6756-5850.



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

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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!

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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 or contact Mike at +507-6756-5850


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Mike Vuytowvecz
The Village Mall
Coronado, #43

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More Real Estate press releases Announces Launch of Innovative IBQ Mortgage Calculator

Qatar’s most innovative property advertisement website, has launched The IBQ Mortgage Calculator. This venture is the first of its type in the Middle East and will make finding and buying property in Qatar quicker and easier. By bringing the information straight to your screen or smart phone, puts you in control.

Not only does offer a comprehensive and effective way to search for property in Qatar’s market, but now it is helping you through the financial maze by installing a mortgage calculator. Visible on all sale listings, the calculator is automatically loaded with the house price and the typical interest rate and mortgage tenor. The IBQ Mortgage Calculator lets you set the modifications; you can input your chosen down payment and the interest rate, until you find a monthly payment that suits you.

It is set up to be as user-friendly as possible. If you want more information, there is a “call me” button on the page, where you can input your phone number and ibq will call you. You can also request more information by email.

Established in 2010, Mannzili means “my home” in Arabic. The site is the only requirement-driven property search tool in Qatar; you can search for your specific property needs among the largest number of properties on their system on the market. All the major real estate companies are present on the site which has thousands of page views per month. Real estate agents have total control of their postings and can edit their listings at any point, while displaying details of their own company through logos, links to their websites, and direct interactions with their customers.

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There is More to London Offices Than the Buildings Found on the Postcards, a leading online resource for serviced offices in London, offers premier office space in the city’s iconic buildings and many others which can be just as beneficial.

London is home to some of the most important and prestigious business addresses in the world, but companies don’t have to choose the properties on the postcards to make the right move for their company.

The extensive range of serviced offices in London is diverse, with something for businesses of every size, in every commercial sector.

One of the keys to finding the right serviced office space in London for any business is choosing the right part of the city for your industry. The capital is home to thriving hubs of finance, media, information technology and much more. The most important part on a new office search is choosing serviced offices in the area of the city which suits the company best.

The vast majority of serviced offices in London will offer the facilities required to meet the day to day need of a business, but they won’t all be in the perfect part of the city. Why is this important? Because the close proximity of their peers, networking opportunites and the major players in their industry are advantage not to be missed.

With a little research into the various exciting business hubs that are active within the capital, it’s possible to choose a commercial location at the heart of an industry hotspot. The perfect office building might not be found on a postcode or the cover of a glossy magazine, but it can play a pivotal role inallowing the organisation to thrive and compete.

The City of London is one of the financial capitals of the world, so for hedge funds, investment firms and commodity traders, it pays to set up shop in The City. Many major banking and financial institutions have headquarters here, and they rub shoulders with the offices of 500 banks. The online portfolio features a variety of premium serviced offices in the city. These bespoke commercial locations have been carefully selected for the quality of their facilities and the strategic benefits of their locations and nearby transport links.

For IT start-ups the steely skyscrapers of The City have nothing on the off-beat office environments of East End London. Internet and technology giants like Google and Apple have taken residence in the East End. Intel, Facebook and Cisco are also neighbours, as East London Tech City continues to be seen as the UK’s Silicon Valley. You won’t find many of these quirky commercial spaces on the postcards either, but they could be the different between the success and failure of a web-based venture.

At the site a selection of handpicked serviced offices are waiting to be explored; by area, by postcode or by interactive street map. It couldn’t be simpler to browse the portfolio and find excellent commercial properties for any organisation. Premium Office Space Reports are available by request and a team of serviced office experts are waiting to deal directly with any queries at 020 7166 7981.

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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

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 to access your free Neighborhood Report and consult a Home Investment Report Card with home value forecasts for your home.

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More Real Estate press releases Reveal Survey Of Most Sought After UK Locations To Raise Children

UK property website WhatNewHomes has just announced the results of a survey seeking to find out the best UK towns and villages in which to raise a family. The survey, which takes into account a comprehensive array of factors including childcare costs, crime statistics, schools and house prices, compared over 2,500 different UK postcodes.

The top ‘performing’ location according to the survey, is a village called Winkleigh, in the county of Devon, a county that has become one of the most desirable parts of the UK to move to, and forms part of the ‘English Riviera’.

The village scored highly on all criteria, especially quality of life, schooling, and housing affordability. And whilst its certainly the case that we can’t all move to this one village, the results of the survey do reveal a lot about the kind of factors that young families look for when moving to a new location. Accessibility to countryside and open spaces has been shown to be a key factor when relocating, and this explains why so many rural and semi-rural locations have performed so well in this survey.

Second on the list of locations is South Petherton in Cornwall (which is also from the South West region of England). This rural town scored particularly highly in terms of its historic heritage and architecture, as well as access to countryside and local amenities.

City locations fared quite poorly in the survey, with the highest ranking ‘city’ location being Sutton Coldfield, which now forms part of greater Birmingham in the UK’s Midlands. The survey seems to reflect the current trend for young families to move away from the bigger conurbations to rural and semi-rural locations in order to better raise their children.

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Bangkok Property World.Asia Is Ready To Establish Itself As An Excellent And Leading Site To Make It Possible For Buyers, Sellers, And Renters Of Properties In Asia To Find Each Other And Do Business Together

Bangkok Property World.Asia is proud to announce that we are bringing our successful real estate portal first seen in Bahrain at to Bangkok. Bangkok Property World.Asia is ready to establish itself as an excellent and leading site to make it possible for buyers, sellers, and renters of properties in Asia to find each other and do business together.

At Bangkok Property World.Asia, we are no stranger to success and we know what it takes to make property portals successful. In 2009, we won the prestigious Arabian Property Awards, part of the world’s most innovative and buzzworthy competition focused on identifying the most successful real estate professionals around the planet. We won the Arabian Property Awards for our work in the Middle East with our Bahrain Property World real estate portal.

Bahrain Property World’s success in attaining one of these highly desired awards indicates we have the skills and experience necessary to bring similar results and profits to our newest enterprise in Bangkok, Thailand.

It is absolutely free for every real estate company to register in order to list and promote their properties, and they can do so here and now.

What is this real estate portal about?

Bangkok Rental Apartments and Condos

Bangkok is easily one of the most extraordinary, enchanting, and magnificent locations on the globe, and it is certainly the place to be if you find yourself in Thailand. However, if you have never been to the area or are otherwise unfamiliar with it, you might have trouble finding the perfect rental or condo listing that meets all of your needs.

This is precisely why Bangkok Property World.Asia is here to help you. Through your research on our portal listing, you can figure out what kind of listing you are looking for, decide on the location that you find most important, and get a good idea of just how much it should cost.

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Heather Gennette Earns Real Estate, Short Sale Designation to Help Homeowners in Danger of Foreclosure

Heather Gennette of Vernazza Realty has earned the prestigious Certified Distressed Property Expert® (CDPE) designation, having completed extensive training in foreclosure avoidance, with a particular emphasis on short sales. At a time when millions of homeowners are struggling with the possibility of foreclosure, the skills and education amassed by Gennette will help benefit South Orange County area residents and communities.

Short sales allow the distressed homeowner to repay the mortgage at the price that the home sells for, even if it is lower than what is owed on the property. With plummeting property values, this can save many people from foreclosure and even bankruptcy. More and more lenders are willing to consider short sales because they are much less costly than foreclosures.

Today, more than 13 percent of homeowners are delinquent on their mortgage or in the foreclosure process. This is occurring across all price ranges, and the fastest-growing category of homes in foreclosure is the luxury home market.

“The CDPE designation has been invaluable as I work with homeowners and lenders on complicated short sales,” said Gennette. “It is so rewarding to be able to help families save their homes from foreclosure.”

Alex Charfen, co-founder and CEO of the Distressed Property Institute in Austin, Texas, said that agents such as Heather Gennette, with the CDPE Designation have valuable perspective on the market, and training in short sales that can offer homeowners real alternatives to foreclosure, which can be devastating to credit ratings.

“These experts better understand market conditions than the average agent, and can help sellers through the complications of foreclosure avoidance,” he said.

The Distressed Property Institute provides live and online courses to train real estate professionals how to help homeowners in distress, with a strong focus on handling short sales.

“Our goal is to help as many homeowners as possible, by educating as many real estate professionals as possible,” Charfen said. Heather Gennette has demonstrated a commitment to struggling homeowners, a commitment that can provide much-needed stabilization to the community.”

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More Real Estate press releases Helps For-Rent-By-Owners Market Their Rental Home Online, a leading real estate marketing provider, helps for-rent-by-owners market their home online. With so many foreclosures and homes underwater, homeowners and investors are turning to renting their properties. With the vast amount of real estate available, those looking to rent are finding lots of homes for rent online.

Renting a home has always been a path for those wanting to live in a house without the full cost of ownership. Today, potential renters are scouring the internet looking for potential homes to rent. They are finding truly amazing properties online and is one of the best sites to do that.

With homes underwater in many areas, property owners are renting their properties and marketing to potential renters is easier than ever with the internet. Spending countless hours marketing your property just doesn’t make sense unless you have the resources available to you. Even with those resources, cost can be a factor. With an owner can market their property online for as little as $7.77. Investors who have four or five properties might want to venture into the unlimited plan available for $77.77. Either way, there is a low cost, but effective way to market your property online.

Helping to market these rentals at a low cost, but getting a lot of exposure for that dollar is a great opportunity to save on upfront costs and get the property rented quickly. Saving money on the upfront costs can mean more profit in renter’s pocket, yet still providing a great property for their new potential renter.

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Luxury Home Sales Outperform Other Price Ranges This Summer

Gloomy news that July sales of existing homes dropped 25.5% year-over-year has overshadowed new statistics showing summer sales of million dollar plus homes significantly outperformed other price ranges.

“Luxury home buyers have been buying this summer,” said Patty Da Silva, Broker – Owner REALTOR® of Green Realty and member of The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing . “After waiting in the wings, many affluent buyers spent the summer shopping for value and snapping up trophy properties.”

Statistics would indicate that he’s right. According to The National Association of Realtors (NAR), for 2009 million-dollar and above home sales were just 1.2% of total sales or about 61,500 sales nationally. In July 2010, million dollar plus market share was up to 1.9%. While sales of homes in the $500,000 and above range rose dramatically in June, the million-dollar-plus market segment was the only price range in July showing positive growth compared to last year. “The mix of what is selling has shifted in favor of homes priced at $750,000 and above,” said Christopher Green, CDPE, REALTOR® and Manager of Green Realty.

NAR’s report that July’s median sales price increased 0.7% year-over-year may be more a function of increasing sales of expensive properties relative to other price ranges than an indicator of across-the-board home price appreciation.

According to the Institute for Luxury Home Market (ILHM) National Luxury Market Report — which does a weekly analysis of luxury homes for sale in more than 30 major markets — after a dramatic rise in upper-tier inventory, which started in January of this year, the numbers of luxury homes for sale has declined about 5% since the beginning of July. Along with a decrease in inventory, there has been a decline in asking prices. Forty three percent of luxury homes currently on the market have had at least one reduction in asking price over the last 90 days. An additional 19% have been pulled off the market and subsequently relisted.

“While I wouldn’t say the luxury market is in recovery,” said Da Silva, “the growing market share of luxury sales relative to total sales, a slight downward trend in inventory, and sellers who are more realistic about price are factors shifting the affluent into a buying mode.”

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Getting that extra edge in the real estate market is priority number one for most realtors, but what about those trying to sell their home themselves? Those sellers need to utilize the internet and one of the places they travel to is A for-sale-by-owner goes to and lists their home at an affordable price, only $7.77 for a single paid listing. For that small fee, they get their home marketed on several websites, including,, Craigslist and many more. Simple, unique and affordable are the keys to a successful listing.

Typically, for-sale-by-owners would have to setup a website, or go to each of these websites themselves and market it. With the help of it is all done for them. It is a fascinating opportunity and the time savings pay for themselves over and ov er again.

Not only can help those for-sale-by-owners, but they can also help realtors. Realtors are better off to choose the unlimited listing package: for $77.77, they get unlimited listings for two years. Quite a bargain, considering they may have hundreds of listings they are trying to market for their sellers.

When for-sale-by-owners start their listing process, they can be confident they will get maximum exposure with Success is in those that take the initiative.

About is a leading provider of real estate marketing for realtors, for-sale-by-owners and anyone else needing to sell a home online. Properties can range from rentals to for-sale-by-owner, land to mobile homes. is a simple, unique and affordable way to list, buy or sell a real estate property. With each single paid listing on, one tree is donated to our conservation partner. Listing your homejust got a little bit easier with the help of

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Green Realty Has Announced Their Goal To Have ALL Of Their Agents Earn The CDPE Designation

Millions of U.S. homeowners are in need of real solutions. With our industry vision and agent education, Green Realty looks forward to our continued work to help alleviate the current South Florida foreclosure crisis. Green Realty has announced their goal to have ALL of their agents earn the Certified Distressed Property Expert® (CDPE) designation. In March 2009, Green Realty Broker and Owner Patty DaSilva ambitiously promised that all Green Realty agents would be in line to earn the CDPE designation in an effort to help stem the rising tide of foreclosures by the end of the year. Fifty percent of Green Realty agents have met that goal, and now Green Realty is promising to sponsor all of their agents who register to become CDPE’s! Patty DaSilva states, “Green Realty is aiming to sponsor 100% of all Green Realty agents in the next year.”

“After earning the designation myself, I quickly realized that CDPE training equips our agents with the skills they need to help homeowners facing foreclosure; in fact, agent surveys prove that’s the case,” DaSilva said. “CDPE training is invaluable in this marketplace and has provided the skills and resources that have made many agents successful during a difficult time.”

“This promise is recognition of the dedication Green Realty has shown to the Davie, Cooper City, Southwest Ranches and Plantation real estate industry, and also to their agents’ knowledge base,” Christopher Green, Manager and Marketing Director of Green Realty, said. Chris continues, “Millions of U.S. homeowners are in need of real solutions. With our industry vision and agent education, Green Realty looks forward to our continued work to help alleviate the current South Florida foreclosure crisis.”

The CDPE designation trains agents in foreclosure-avoidance alternatives, including short sales. A short sale is a real estate transaction in which a home is sold for less than the amount owed on the mortgage. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s National Delinquency Survey, 15% of all U.S. mortgages in the fourth quarter of 2009 were either delinquent or in the foreclosure process ; this translates to approximately 1 in 6 homeowners nationwide facing financial hardships.

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China International Luxury Property Show Graces Shanghai announces the dates for the China International Luxury Property Show, which will take place from September 17th to the 19th, at the Shanghai International Convention Centre in Shanghai.

The event will showcase all that’s new and exciting in the luxury real estate market. Featured properties include villas, timeshares, hotel apartments, and luxury waterfront developments. There will also be representatives from banks, finance, property funding, shared properties, and related services such as interior design, architects, and consultants.

Thousands of Chinese and international visitors are expected to attend this year’s show. Most will be individuals interested in purchasing high-end properties. Celebrities, top level executives, and the cultural elite looking for the best available properties in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond will be present at the event.

Exhibitors scheduled to participate include real estate agencies, brokers, property fund managers, apartment and penthouse complexes, property managers, financial institutions and advisors, luxury real estate developers, resort properties, hotel and restaurant owners, interior designers, property investors, and more.

Lek Boonlert, head of marketing for, sees the China International Luxury Property Show as a chance for industry professionals to bring together fantasy and reality under one roof.

“The luxury real estate market in Asia is thriving despite the global economic downturn,” Boonlert said. “At, we anticipate a strong turnout at the China International Luxury Property Show from those who can afford these world-class properties and those who simply wish to whet their curiosity about how the richer half lives.”

Booking an early reservation at a cheap Shanghai hotel is a great way for budget-conscious travellers to gain access to the event.

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Christopher Green, Certified Distressed Property Expert And Realtor, Earns Prestigious Designation To Help Homeowners In Danger Of Foreclosure

Christopher Green of Green Realty Properties, Inc., has earned the prestigious Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE©) designation, having completed extensive training in foreclosure avoidance and short sales. This is invaluable expertise to offer at a time when the area is ravaged by “distressed” homes in the foreclosure process.

Chris Green tells his clients in Davie, Cooper City, Southwest Ranches and Plantation that a Short sale will allow the cash-strapped seller to repay the mortgage at the price that the home sells for (current market value), even though it is lower than what is owed on the property. With plummeting property values, this can save many people from foreclosure and even bankruptcy. Lenders are receptive in considering short sales because they are much less costly than foreclosures.

In Davie, Cooper City, Southwest Ranches and Plantation alone there are hundreds of homes in danger of foreclosing. It is happening in all price ranges including the luxury home market. Local experts say that high-priced luxury homes are now going to be the biggest wave of foreclosures but the home owners should contact a luxury short sale expert to explore their options. The Broker of Green Realty in Davie, Florida, Patty Dasilva is the leading luxury short sale expert in South Florida.

“This CDPE© designation has been invaluable as I work with sellers and lenders on complicated short sales,” said Chris Green, CDPE©. “It is so rewarding to be able to help sellers save their homes from foreclosure.”

Patty Dasilva, Broker-Owner of Green Realty in Davie, Fla., said that Realtors® such as Chris Green with the Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE©) designation have valuable training in short sales that can offer the homeowner much better alternatives to foreclosure, which virtually destroys the credit rating. These CDPE© experts like Chris Green also may better understand market conditions and can help sellers through the emotional experience, he said.

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Buy Real Estate Listings From Now Including Mobile Homes and Land

In response to demand from buyers and sellers, recently announced it has begun offering mobile home and land listings. Already known for providing a vast amount of rental and for sale by owner listings, offers buyers the opportunity to search for mobile home and land listings using various search methods including location and price. You can find land available for sale in Arizona, Colorado, or even New York just to name a few states where sellers are looking for someone to buy real estate.

In a competitive real estate environment, sellers are looking for that extra advantage they need to sell properties, land or mobile homes. helps them do that by charging a small fee and marketing them in a big way. A seller would have to spend an enormous amount of time marketing all their listings themselves, but with the assistance of they spend a few dollars and leave the work to the experienced staff at to bring them buyers.

Making listings available for land and mobile homes shows is interested in continually enhancing the product offerings allowing sellers to manage all of their properties on one site instead of multiple sites. Sellers can stay more organized and spend more time showing their properties and networking than marketing their listings online.

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Free Home and Garden Reference Application for iPhone, a website providing home and garden information, tips and consumer advice, announced the release of a free iPhone application. The Better Home Guideapp provides the user with useful information about a variety of home and garden topics, including tips and advice about appliances, remodeling, outdoor and patio ideas, furniture, the kitchen, heating, and more.

Zelda Gouws, editor at, says the application puts useful information at the fingertips of consumers. “Content and articles are added regularly, providing a valuable source of information for research, or as a handy reference guide for the home and garden.”

Better Home Guide is the latest in only a handful of home and garden information iphone applications available in the app store.

With Better Home Guide a user can browse content by category, search by keywords, or view the latest content. The app has an intuitive interface, making use of the iPhone’s powerful capabilities and features. The free application provides the following functionality:

•  Browse Content – Explore articles by using a simple category tree
•  Search for Content – Find specific information by using the search functionality
•  View Latest Content – View the newest additions to the growing selection of articles

Better Home Guide was developed by D4DR Media. More information and a link to the app store download can be found at

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Traditional Selling Methods No Longer Work for Austin Real Estate

Homes in Austin, TX are still selling but traditional methods no longer suffice.  Realtors and sellers alike now need to spend a lot more time preparing and marketing the home to attract the largest buyer pool possible.

Traditional Selling Methods No Longer Work for Austin Real Estate

Austin Real Estate Group of JB Goodwin Realtors prove new systematic approach to selling homes in Austin.

Gayle and Jack had a home in Sun City (North of Austin) that was listed with a “Sun City Expert” for 1 year prior to meeting Farrah and Robert Guice.  Needless to say, their home did not sell and when their listing expired with the other realtor they immediately hired Farrah and Robert from to market their property.

The Guices advised for pricing to be slightly tweaked based on historic and projected market trends, made a few low cost high-impact changes to their home in conjunction with targeted marketing and received an offer 2 weeks after listing the home.

Everyone was a pleasure to work with and all sides were extremely happy with the outcome.

Here is what Gayle and Jack had to say about their experience selling their home with Farrah and Robert:

Farrah and Robert,

Miracles of miracles!  EVERYONE – sellers, buyers, buyer’s realtor, title company – all enjoyed working with you both and had nothing but good things to say.

As much as we miss Stefan and Martha, we are thrilled they found you and shared [you] with us [before they moved away].  We too, will be recommending you.

Gayle & Jack
Austin, TX – Avery Ranch

Farrah and Robert can’t promise to sell your home in 2 weeks but can promise to utilize proven strategies/systems to price, prepare and market your home.  Remember, promises don’t sell homes, processes do.  The process used by consistently allows their clients to sell their home for the maximum value in the quickest amount of time.

If you are thinking about selling your home in Austin, start by requesting a free, no obligation Austin House Value report or take a look at current inventory of Austin TX homes for Sale.

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New iPhone Application Finds International Real Estate founder Nicholas Marr announced today the release of the company´s free property search and inquiry Iphone app.“It is available to our users free of charge and as far as we know, it is the only one that allows users to search a database mixed with agents and owners international real estate, and it is compatible with Iphone, Ipod, and Ipad.”

Marr said the idea is to enable users to shop as easily more than 300,000 properties listed on in 70 countries, as checking their email. Marr said the app was aimed at making finding overseas property “extremely easy and convenient. And when you find the property of your dreams, you can make an enquiry direct to the sellers,” Marr added.

Marr founded HGF in 2003 and it has gained recognition as one of the most visited websites in the overseas property niche. The site lists properties offered by agents, developers and individuals covering the full spectrum of property types,“off plan real estate, condos, beachfront property villas, and luxury homes and city pads from all over the globe. Whether your searching for a real estate in Asia, Africa, North America, South America,Europe, and Australasia the app has it covered.” Said Marr.

The exposure you receive as a seller when listing with includes its own network of overseas property websites and the global audience of iPhone users. are using social media to help promote the app they are offering one lucky Twitter user the chance to win an iPod Touch, it’s easy to enter, all you have to do is tweet a pre-defined message. By using twitter the company can pick one winner at random from a pre defined tweet

To enter simply click on the following link login to Twitter and then click the Tweet button, it’s that simple! Terms and conditions found here

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