Craig Jones

Craig Jones – Broker Associate

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Real Estate News

Tech boom fallout: $1.8M teardown under contract in Silicon Valley
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:08:25 | Category by:
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage listing agent Debbie Wilhelm is upfront in the listing description: “Property is not habitable. Property is located in a flood zone. Prospective buyers to drive or walk around property only.” She h...read more»
 
Things get ugly when agents outnumber transactions
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:34:26 | Category by:
There are more licensed agents in Westport and Weston, Connecticut, than there are transactions each year, Coldwell Banker agent Evi Coghlan reports. The result? Homeowners get “bait and switch” letters from real estate agents who clai...read more»
 
Realtors at Coldwell Banker office say, ?Stop us, before we win the lotto again!?
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:14:25 | Category by:
A Coldwell Banker Premier Real Estate office in South St. Louis County, Missouri, has produced a third big lotto winner in two years. “It’s positive energy. That’s how we sell homes,” says Coldwell Banker agent Kimb...read more»
 
Why Realtors haven?t been able to turn SEO into a major source of leads
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:01:23 | Category by:
If you?re not a professional online marketer or a Web programmer -- and most real estates agents are not -- the term search engine optimization (SEO) is intimidating. You know it is really important to how your website attracts potential clients, but you ...read more»
 
The good news in finance this week was not what you might think
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:00:24 | Category by:
Financial markets have stopped their hysterics for now, so let?s get some other things straight. Things about mortgage and other credit. Simple things. FDR?s first fireside chat in 1933 was devoted to simple explanations of banking. The next day Will ......read more»
 
Zillow CEO: Trulia acquisition could close this year, Pete Flint expected to stay on
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:27:24 | Category by:
Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff says the company’s had “a lot of conversations with the Federal Trade Commission” over its planned acquisition of rival Trulia, and he’s “confident that the deal will close late ...read more»
 
Redfin signs second homebuilder to custom listing service
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:16:02 | Category by:
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Boutique real estate brokerage sells 50 percent stake to big developer
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:33:00 | Category by:
One of New York City’s biggest developers, The Related Companies, has bought a 50 percent ownership stake in CORE, one of the city’s most well-known boutique residential real estate firms, The New York Times reported. Terms of the deal...read more»
 
And you thought time-lapse video was cool
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:54:10 | Category by:
Check out photographer Julian Tryba's "layer-lapse" video, which time-shifts footage of multiple objects or regions within the same scene -- shot at different times of day from the same camera angle -- and plays it all back in a simultaneou...read more»
 
5 myths about mega producers
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:25:48 | Category by:
Mega real estate producers are an enigma. They have secrets and magic formulas and know things the rest of us don?t, which is why they?re so much more successful than everyone else, right? Ironically, some of the biggest misconceptions about top producers...read more»
 
San Diego MLS rolls out new consumer-facing real estate search site
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:18:56 | Category by:
Sandicor Inc., one of the largest multiple listing services in California, has launched a new public-facing property search portal with responsive design and a common search interface for consumers and real estate professionals. The site, Sandicormls.com,...read more»
 
Teens of Generation Z bullish on homeownership
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:13:14 | Category by:
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Are mortgage regulators trying to turn ?mythic housing recovery? into a real one?
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:10:37 | Category by:
By giving lenders some assurances that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac aren’t going to make them buy back mortgages at the drop of the hat, federal regulators are essentially saying, “Go ahead and lend; we’ll hold the paper,&#...read more»
 
Mortgages haven?t been this cheap since summer of ?13
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:22:37 | Category by:
Cheap mortgages are renewing interest in refinancing, but don’t seem to be doing much to spur homebuyers into action yet. Freddie Mac’s weekly survey of lenders shows rates on 30-year fixed-rate home loans at 3.92 percent, the best rat...read more»
 
Re/Max open for business in Beijing
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:43:06 | Category by:
The first Re/Max office in China, Re/Max Eternity, is open for business in Beijing’s Chaoyang business district. Re/Max Eternity broker-owner Xianqiu Kong plans to open two more offices in Beijing in the next three years and is excited about con...read more»
 
CoreLogic?s Matrix now serves more than 300,000 real estate pros
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:22:53 | Category by:
A Canadian real estate trade group is the latest to sign up for CoreLogic’s Matrix multiple listing service platform, adding to the more than 300,000 real estate professionals using the platform. The 5,200-member Calgary Real Estate Board has si...read more»
 
.Realty top-level domain auctioned for $5.58M
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:40:26 | Category by:
The rights to administer a new generic top-level domain, .Realty, were auctioned off Wednesday for $5.58 million to “domaineer” Jay Westerdal’s Fegistry LLC. Thanks to its trademark on the term “Realtor,” ...read more»
 
ZipRealty giveth leads to Warren Buffett, Realogy-owned ZipRealty taketh away
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:45:51 | Category by:
Starting next month, leads generated by ZipRealty’s “Powered by Zip” referral network in the Tucson, Arizona, market will go to a Realogy-owned brokerage, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Arizona, instead of Long Real...read more»