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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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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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Close Neighbors: Understanding the Experience of Moving Between the US and Canada

Dwellworks conducted a study in collaboration with The Interchange Institute (a non-profit research and training organization) on US-to-Canada and Canada-to-US transfers, in light of the often noted but rarely studied difficulties during moves between similar cultures. Using interviews and an online survey tool, in-depth information was gathered regarding the practical and emotional challenges facing over […]…
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Future of the U.S. Rental Market

With the U.S. national apartment vacancy rate expected to remain low moving into 2014, much discussion surrounds the need for more policies catering to transferring employees choosing to rent rather than buy. Michelle Sandlin, Relocation Professional and Correspondent for the Houston Chronicle, presents this issue in her article On the Move: Future of U.S. Rental […]…
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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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The Evolution of the Relocation Industry and Home Sale Programs

Relocating employees to different regions of the country or the world has been ongoing for hundreds of years. The Dutch East India Company “began relocating” their employees to carry out colonial activities in Asia in 1602. Three centuries later in the 1950’s, corporate relocation as we know it began in the United States and it […]…
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The Downward Spiral Continues

The October 20th Wall Street Journal post by Dawn Wotapka and Alan Zibel provides further evidence that the housing market is not turning around yet. From the poor labor market to continued high levels of foreclosures/distressed sales and even tighter lending requirements, we are definitely not seeing signs of a turnaround in the near future. From a […]…
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Dwell On It: U.S. Geographic Risk Assessment

As we approach the midpoint of the year, 2011 has already supplied a historical level of storm and natural disaster activity. Assessing local geographic risk is a key component to managing real estate risk exposure as a part of a relocation program. To learn more, check out the US Geographic Risk Assessment….
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Tim Evanko Awarded the RAC Distinguished Service Award

Dwellworks, LLC announces that Tim Evanko, Director of Supplier Management, was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Relocation Appraisal Council (RAC). Presented at the Worldwide Employee Relocation Council’s Annual Conference at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, NV, this award was given “in appreciation for contributions toward furthering RAC’s mission of promoting the relocation appraiser […]…
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The three Cs of risks management

Given how relocation has been impacted by the conditions in the real estate market, much has been written about managing the associated risks.  Surely, the key objective of any risk management plan is to reduce uncertainties, by first identifying, and then assessing these risks.  However, with multiple parties involved in a relocation, the meaning of […]…
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