General real estate articles that cover a variety of topics, from national to international real estate, interesting facts and more.
At times, searching for the true owner of a property can turn out to be a rather difficult task, especially since many commercial property owners choose to use the status of an LLC when making a purchase. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get the information you’re looking for!
There are several ways of unmasking the real owner of a New York property using PropertyShark, and here are the easiest three: Continue Reading…
PropertyShark’s parent company, Yardi Systems, has recently welcomed apartment market research expert Pierce-Eislen to its growing family of companies.
Currently providing extensive data on 58 markets around the U.S., Pierce-Eislen has long been looking for a partner to support its aggressive growth, and teaming up with one of the real estate industry’s top player seems like a perfect fit. Yardi’s purchase of Pierce-Eislen was officially announced on July 3.
It’s no secret that searching for a home on a Multiple-Listing Service (MLS) website is often hindered by the lack of user-friendly features, especially when taking into account the experience of the average home buyer or seller. This is why more and more MLSs have lately been thinking about adopting a consumer-facing portal which can give all real estate players, both big and small, access to information.
One such MLS that decided to create a difference in its users’ listings search experience is the Greater El Paso Association of Realtors (GEPAR), currently counting 1,900 members. Only a month after sister company Point2 announced that it was offering “white label” solutions for the MLSs’ listings portals, GEPAR already has its brand new public-facing portal up and running.
Selling a property can take a long time, and in NYC the average selling time can last even longer than in many other parts of the nation. One of the things that agents can do to speed up a sale is to work on the listing description carefully.
And if you ever wondered what those “magical” words that might help sell an NYC home faster are, a recent study made by real estate listings portal Point2Homes (PropertyShark’s sister company) might give you some answers.
Everyone in real estate knows that public records are not error free. Some more than others claim this happens too often. We won’t go into that debate. What’s undeniable, however, is the growing need for ways to validate data found in public records and to quickly determine whether the information provided is true or false. This post will tell you about those ways and walk you through the process of verifying property data.
What’s the REAL Most Expensive Home in Staten Island?
With hurricane Sandy looming over New York ‘s coastal lines, you are probably wondering how safe you and your property are from being hit. PropertyShark would like to help you determine if you live in a high flood-risk area by making available to everyone the NYC FEMA Flood Zone map and Hurricane Evacuation Zones map.
Click on the image below to be taken to our interactive map.
Our friends from Rent Cafe, one cool online apartment renting place, are letting us know that work on 260,000 apartment buildings and townhouse developments might be set to start this year.
They’ve created a nifty infographic which illustrates how the new generation of Echo Boomers (the children of Baby Boomers) might be about to rattle the concept of the American Dream. Living a life increasingly informed by sustainability efforts and social media communication, the Echo Boomers are considering more seriously renting a small apartment than buying a home to suit their urban, single lifestyle.
Celebrities and the real estate sector usually make quite a hot pair. How hot? It depends if you are on the East Coast or West Coast, and if you prefer Hollywood to the business world.
At PropertyShark we were quite curious to see what names most people were running owner searches for, and the results show quite a discrepancy between the two coasts: Hollywood celebs made up most owner searches for the West Coast, while the East Coast seemed to be after more serious business, as people looked up property landlords mainly.