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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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Immigration Alert: 2012 London Olympics

Olympic athletes are not the only ones who need to prepare for the 2012 summer games in London.  The influx of millions of tourists and media coming to the Olympics will impact the entire operation of the country. The Queen’s Jubilee in June and the Wimbledon Tennis Championships held from June 25 to July 8 […]…
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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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Alternative Valuation: Examining Appraisal Types for the Mobility Industry

In the relocation homesale process, few things trump the importance of an accurate valuation of an assignee’s home, especially in light of current real estate woes. This article, published on Page 80 of the November 2011 edition of Mobility Magazine, provides an overview of property valuation tools available to the employee mobility industry to provide both corporations […]…
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Factors Negatively Impacting Home Values

The old adage about “location, location, location” definitely holds true in the real estate market, but in her recent MSN Money article, Liz Weston points out some other factors that can negatively impact house values.  From the influence of homeowner associations and neighbors to consistency within your home and conformity with the other homes in […]…
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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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EuRA International Relocation Congress 2011

Palma de Mallorca, from April 13-15, was the site of the 2011 EuRA International Relocation Congress. EuRA, the European Relocation Association, was founded in 1998 to bring together relocation professionals from all over Europe. Over the years, EuRA has grown in membership to more than 550 members from all over the globe, not just Europe. To […]…
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Vacant property considered liability by insurance company

Related Entries Vacant home and landlord insuranceAs reported earlier, insurance companies view the liability of a residential property that is being rented differently than a property that is occupied by the home owner.  The insurance premium may be 25% or more for a tenant-occupied home. It gets worse when a property is vacant.  Insurance companies […]…
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Slight increase in negative equity

As reported on CalculatedRisk last week, CoreLogic released its Q4 2010 Negative Equity Report which showed negative equity continues to be a concern in the national housing market. Their data counted 11.1 million residential properties in a negative equity situation at the end of 2010.  In addition, another 2.4 million homeowners had less than five […]…
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