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Market Focus: Egham, Surrey

The University town of Egham is located on the River Thames, 19 miles west of central London and close to the M25. A busy coaching town in the 18th and 19th centuries, the town now has a pedestrianised centre making it a popular place for shopping. Surrounded by National Trust fields, Egham is known for […]…
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RentalRaters – Online Reviews of UK Rental Properties

For the first time, a national website called RentalRaters has launched that enables tenants to review their rental properties in a way similar to TripAdvisor. The new website is the brainchild of 40-year-old Hannah Williams, who rents a property in London with her two children. Speaking to The Independent, she said, “The main catalyst for […]…
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UK Order for Letting Agents to Publish All Fees

Letting Agents will soon have to publish full details of the fees they charge to ensure a fair deal for both landlords and tenants. The UK Government recently announced the plans which are intended to prevent rogue agents imposing unreasonable, hidden charges and make the lettings industry more transparent for all concerned. The current guidelines […]…
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Future of the Housing Market Is “A Great Unknown”

Per Robert Shiller, of Case-Shiller fame, housing “is becoming more of a speculative asset”.  Sales in the housing market are well above the levels of a year ago and inventories are at their lowest levels in 13 years, but there are some growing fears that another bubble is forming in the housing industry.  Feeding those […]…
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US Rental/Destination Services Update – 4th Quarter 2012

To assist our service partners in managing United States rental market expectations, Dwellworks provides the following status update: Top Annual Rent Increases by Metro (Year-Ending  12/31/12)* San Francisco (8.0%) San Jose (7.7%) Oakland (7.1%) Denver-Boulder (5.9%) Nashville (5.1%) New York-New Jersey (5.1%) Houston (4.8%) Charlotte (4.6%) Portland (4.4%) Seattle-Tacoma (4.3%) * Source: MPF Research Demand      […]…
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Houston Rents Continue to Soar

As waves of young business professionals continue to relocate to the city of Houston, vacancy is down and rents are up. Two recent articles from CultureMap, a digital magazine for Houston and Austin, forecast these trends will remain consistent during 2013. Notable businesses contributing to the area growth include ExxonMobil and Chevron. With so many […]…
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An Increase in New Apartment Construction

A recent article in the New York Times highlighted the increase in construction of new apartments in Houston, TX as a result of the demand for more rental housing.  Much like other large markets across the country, Houston is almost at maximum capacity for apartment rental homes and rates have increased over the past two years.  […]…
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Fewer Homeowners Underwater

According to an article from CBS News, negative equity dropped below 30% for the first time in years as home values rose on average 1.3% in three months.  Also, about 1.3 million more homeowners have surfaced from underwater mortgages as home prices continue to climb.  In the third quarter of the year, 28% of all homeowners […]…
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Should You Buy Now?

We are hearing a lot about historically low interest rates and rising existing home prices, so those would typically indicate that you should get in while you still can.   In a recent article by Melinda Fulmer of MSN Real Estate, she provides some deeper analysis behind the headlines that would indicate that most buyers still […]…
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Population Boom in ND Causes Home Finding Challenges

According to a recent article in the fedgazette, the rental market in the Williston and Dickinson, ND area continues to be a challenge because new housing is not being built fast enough to handle the large demand of workers in the oilfields and related industries.  In Williston, simple trailer homes are selling over $100,000 from […]…
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