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  • Tech trends that are shaping real estate market

    We wish we had a dollar for every website, app or other electronic wonder that promised to "revolutionize the way real estate is sold." We're still waiting for the revolution to come, but meanwhile, there's no shortage of clever tech developments out...
  • Retailers target singles with wine tastings, apartment furnishings

    NEW YORK — Whole Foods is holding wine tastings. Ikea is pitching apartment furniture to divorced dads. Applebee's turns into a nightclub after dinner. These companies are all targeting an increasingly coveted demographic: single Americans. More...
  • What's keeping the housing market from reaching its full potential?

    What if they threw a housing recovery and nobody showed up? That thesis is not exactly accurate: Millions of people will have purchased homes this year, perhaps not at breakneck speed, but they are buying. According to the National Assn. of Realtors,...
  • Reader feedback November 15: Peninsula home sales rise, Cirque du Soleil visits Hampton

    Home sales rise throughout Peninsula during October Home sales throughout the Peninsula increased last month, as the area's real estate market begins to show signs of transitioning into a sellers' market. Virginia Beach-based Real Estate Information...
  • Ask A Real Estate Pro: Condo buyer loses deal to board member

    Ask A Real Estate Pro: Condo buyer loses deal to board member
    Board-certified real estate lawyer Gary M. Singer writes about the housing market at SunSentinel.com/business/realestate each Friday. To ask him a question, visit SunSentinel.com/askpro Q: We are selling our condo, with a closing in two weeks. Our buyer...
  • Investors target Orlando -- even years into housing recovery

    Investors target Orlando -- even years into housing recovery
    Almost four years after Orlando-area home prices hit bottom, the region still ranks among the hottest markets nationally for institutional investors purchasing houses, a new report shows. Orlando ranks fifth among the top 100 metro areas for its share...
  • Use common sense to avoid contractor scams

    As winter comes on, you can be facing everything from roof repairs and insulation upgrades to sudden repairs necessitated by unexpected storm damage. Quite often, those repairs require the services of a contractor. It might be a general contractor, who...
  • Battle over Laurel Canyon road takes new turn at L.A. City Council

    Battle over Laurel Canyon road takes new turn at L.A. City Council
    The battle over the future of a Laurel Canyon road took another twist Friday, when city lawmakers backtracked on an earlier decision that had stymied plans to pave it. In September, the Board of Public Works voted to allow paving and other...
  • Batavia looks for resident input on Main Street reconstruction

    Batavia looks for resident input on Main Street reconstruction
    Batavia city engineers this week unveiled the early plans for reconstructing the stretch of Main Street from Van Nortwick Avenue to Water Street, and are giving residents the opportunity to chime in with their ideas. The project aims to, at the very...
  • October home sales, prices up across Peninsula

    October home sales, prices up across Peninsula
    Home sales throughout the Peninsula increased last month, as the area’s real estate market begins to show signs of transitioning into a sellers market.   Virginia Beach-based Real Estate Information Network Inc.(REIN), a firm that tracks and...
  • To do successful FSBO, do your homework first

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I own my house free and clear of any debt. How can I sell it without using a real estate agent? If I sell it on my own and the buyer has a real estate agent, will they still get the same commission of 6 percent? A:...