Why The Commercial Real Estate Crash Never Came?

Less than four years ago, lawmakers and executives warned that the market for hotels, malls, apartments, and office buildings would be the next to collapse, after countless homeowners lost their homes to foreclosures. While prices across commercial real estate declined almost 40%, it never quite crashed like the housing market. Yes there were foreclosures and[…]

Real Estate Investors – Time To Buy Orange County Property

There is no time like the present… Rising home values and an increased demand for rental properties are expected to keep pushing rent prices steadily upward over the next two years.  Great opportunity for investors to seize available and attractive homes that are increasingly desirable to rent. New data compiled by the University of Southern[…]

RE/MAX Evolutions’ Angela McIver to RE/MAX European Convention!

Another first for RE/MAX Evolution – Angela McIver from RE/MAX EVOLUTION at the RE/MAX European Convention. We are proud of our association with Angela.  She is the one agent from the USA taking her career to the NEXT LEVEL by attending this important conference focusing on the International Market. Once again representing our motto of[…]

Wealthy Pick Real Estate Over the Stock Market

  We are taught from birth that the quickest way to achieve a goal is to seek out those who have already accomplished the goal and do what they do. Interested in creating wealth? It seems the wealthy trust real estate as an investment before even the stock market. A recent survey revealed that 75[…]

2013 Summer Selling Season Ends On A Strong Note!

The 2013 summer selling season ends on a strong positive note, with both home sales and prices significantly higher than last year. August becomes the 19th month in a row that both metrics were higher than the same month in the previous year. August home sales were up 6.5% and the Median Price of $188,450[…]

Home Resales Surge to a 6.5-Year High!!

U.S. home resales hit a 6-1/2 year high in August as buyers flocked back to the market to lock in cheap borrowing costs amid rising mortgage rates, a signal of continued strength in the housing market recovery. The National Association of Realtors said on Thursday existing home sales increased 1.7 percent to an annual rate[…]

Loyalty – There is a Science Behind Achieving Customer Loyalty

Developing and maintaining strong relationship is critical to me and our team.  It is a key part of our core values. As I have said before, it is not about the sale or purchase…it about the relationships we cultivate and retain…and how we help families and businesses achieve their dreams! This is a great article[…]

Technology Enables Global Real Estate

My last post was about customer expectations and the use of technology. This note extends that thought in how we need to service global markets.  Technology removes global restraints.  And we know there are a vast array of global customers buying property in our coastal communities. However, there is more to it than technology. As[…]

Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

Sure, there are homeowners who are still underwater.  And this is a problem and sad situation. However the situation is  improving!. Deeply underwater homeowners – with a loan-to-value ratio on their properties of at least 125% — represented 23% of U.S. residential properties with a mortgage in September, according to RealtyTrac. That number is down[…]

Mortgage Rates are Increasing, but there are still great values!

Mortgage nterest rates are increasing.  It is inevitable.  But I remember my parents telling me they bought a house in the 1980s and the rate on a land contract was 12% and conventional loans were 14%. Yes they are increasing.  Yes per dollar loaned it is costing more today than 6 months ago but with[…]

Change is not easy….but delaying is the thief of opportunity!

Greetings, As a broker/owner we are in the people business…not real estate. My job is to find the best possible people to create the office and customer experience that I envision.  We are rocking it out with wonderful leadership and sales associates who have taken the step to improve their lives; quality and financial future.[…]

RE/MAX Evolution Commercial Division – A Better Way In Commercial Real Estate

Whether you’re searching for an office building in Mexico City, a factory in Istanbul, apartment building in Vancouver, or a shopping center in Boston, RE/MAX Evolution Commercial is there. From multifamily or hospitality to office, retail, industrial or land, RE/MAX Evolution Commercial offers thousands of properties from around the globe at any given time.  Check[…]

Luxury Home Buyers Believe Home Ownership Is A Wise Investment Over Stocks!

  As a private fund manager this is an interesting topic and I tend to agree that real estate investments are a very savvy strategy! Better Homes and Gardens commissioned a recent study among luxury home buyers on their views of homes as an investment and their needs in considering a new luxury home. The[…]

Flush With Cash and Making Deals, Investors from South Korea, Norway Targeting U.S. Real Estate

This article is about major commercial acquisitions but it also resonates with what we see happening in prime Orange County.   Many luxury home purchases are made by international customers.  RE/MAX Evolution is poised to support and attract international customers through our global reach of the RE/MAX network and our approach to global marketing of prime[…]