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The Holistic Approach to Real Estate July 2017

The Holistic Approach to Real Estate Learn how some brokers and agents are taking their clients’ mind, body, and soul into account—and gaining more business because of it.
July 2017 | By Lee Nelson
Although the word “holistic” is usually associated with health and medicine, real estate professionals can apply this philosophy to their business. Some are even adding it to their professional title.

Holistic real estate starts with the agent, says Kristy Woodford, broker at Windermere Real Estate/Olympia in Olympia, Wash. “Clients often seek me out because of my approach,” she says. “As I focus on my own mind, body, and soul’s health, I create a calm and healthy atmosphere.”

Woodford says her holistic style helped a recent seller get through a rocky deal with a spirit of love and peace. A structural problem that was discovered during the inspection and an unreliable lender created challenges for both Woodford’s client and the buyer. But all parties collaborated well together. Although t…

Grace Kim: How cohousing can make us happier (and live longer)

This week on July 29, 2017 Talk of the week Grace Kim: How cohousing can make us happier (and live longer) 10:15 minutes · Filmed Apr 2017 · Posted Jul 2017 · TED2017 Loneliness doesn't always stem from being alone. For architect Grace Kim, loneliness is a function of how socially connected we feel to the people around us -- and it's often the result of the homes we live in. She shares an age-old antidote to isolation: cohousing, a way of living where people choose to share space with their neighbors, get to know them, and look after them. Rethink your home and how you live in it with this eye-opening talk. Watch now » Reports Plummet In Property Listings 8-1-17 reports plummet in property listings SUSAN EDMUNDS Last updated 06:02, August 1 2017 SUSAN EDMUNDS Last updated 06:02, August 1 2017
SAM SCANNELL/STUFF. 2016 had been a very strong year for the property market.

A "perfect storm" of market conditions led to a record drop in the number of properties listed for sale last month, listings website says.

The website said the number of new listings across the country fell 17.5 per cent in July compared to the same time in 2016.

Spokeswoman Vanessa Taylor said the extent of the fall was a surprise. She said the 7933 new listings was the lowest number for any July since her records began in 2007.

123RF Auckland may be becoming a buyer's market for the first time since 2011, says. "That's a big jump down. I didn't think it would be that tight," she said.

"At the same time, New…

Real Estate Credit Investments Pcc Limit (RECP.L) Sees Schaff Trend Cycle Trend Upward Near-Term

Real Estate Credit Investments Pcc Limit (RECP.L) Sees Schaff Trend Cycle Trend Upward Near-Term

Real Estate Credit Investments Pcc Limit (RECP.L) are being monitored this week as the Schaff Trend Cycle levels have shown a consistent uptrend over the course of the past 5 trading sessions.  If the levels breach the key 70 level, a market reversal will be likely, according to this signal.  

The Schaff indicator, created by Doug Schaff in 2008, behaves in a way like an oscillator, identifying overbought and oversold conditions in the market. These scenarios are then used to trade price reversals. A modification of the simple overbought or oversold trade setup is the addition of the 100-period exponential moving average, which is used by institutional traders as a very powerful support-resistance tool. The Stochastics oscillator is used to add confirmation to the trade entry.

Oversold values are 0 to 20 and investors might look to buy dips in up trends when the signal line crosses up from…

The Sterling Group and Virtus Real Estate Acquire Massive 1,261-Unit Multifamily Community in Indiana

The Sterling Group and Virtus Real Estate Acquire Massive 1,261-Unit Multifamily Community in Indiana July 26, 2017

MISHAWAKA, IN - The Sterling Group has purchased Lake Castleton, a 1,261-unit apartment community on the highly desirable northeast side of Indianapolis. Sterling made this investment in a joint venture with Virtus Real Estate, an Austin, Texas-based private real estate manager. Sterling will manage the property.

Located at the corner of Shadeland Avenue and 75th Street, near the interchange of I-465 and I-69, Lake Castleton is adjacent to Community North Hospital and within close proximity to downtown Indianapolis, Castleton, Broad Ripple, Fishers, and Keystone at the Crossing.

Lake Castleton is situated on nearly 90 acres of land and comprised of two-story, all brick buildings featuring studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments, as well as townhomes. There is a wide variety of floor plans ranging in size from 431 square foot studios to 1,266 square foot townhomes. Resid…

Are Seattle Housing Prices Headed For A Crash? 7-25-17

Are Seattle housing prices headed for a crash? Originally published July 26, 2017 at 10:54 am Updated July 26, 2017 at 11:10 am
The typical single-family home in the greater Seattle area cost 13.3 percent more in May than a year ago, according to the Case-Shiller index. (Rami Grunbaum/The Seattle Times)
The last time we saw price increases like this, it was followed by the real-estate crash. But there are important differences between now and then. Share story By Special to The Seattle Times Stein’s “Law,” named after economist Herb Stein who coined it, posits that “If something cannot go on forever, it will stop.”

Which brings us to housing prices in the Seattle metropolitan area. As my colleague Mike Rosenberg reported, prices shot up 13.3 percent in May vs. the same month a year ago. It was far beyond the 5.6 percent of the Case-Shiller home price index for 20 large metro areas, and continued Seattle’s No. 1 ranking for the…

RCLCO: Real estate investors maintain 'cautious optimism' 7 - 25- 17

RCLCO: Real estate investors maintain 'cautious optimism' AuthorBy

Published July 25, 2017 Dive Brief:While the level of excitement around the President Donald Trump's stalled infrastructure agenda has ebbed, investors still are displaying "cautious optimism" about the overall real estate market, according to consultancy RCLCO's mid-year survey of sentiment in the real estate market, ForConstructionPros reported. Even with the modest investor outlook, the diminished "Trump bump" effect was clear. The percentage of those expecting the new administration to have a positive impact on the real estate market fell 23 percentage points in the last six months to 36% of respondents, and the share of those who expect Trump to have a negative impact rose 10 percent…

Three Ways To Thrive In A Trump Real Estate Market 7 - 24 - 17

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Post written by Joe Fairless Controls $175M in real estate assets and Host of the world's longest running daily real estate podcast: Invest With Joe. Forbes Real Estate Council,CommunityVoice Shutterstock
If you’re a real estate investor and been keeping up with current events, chances are you’ve asked yourself this question: “How will Trump’s presidency affect the market?”

Since Donald Trump has made millions as a real estate entrepreneur, common sense says he will likely implement policies to strengthen the real estate industry. At the very least, he wouldn’t make a decision to undermine it. He wouldn’t hurt his own bottom line, right?

But with the current political climate as it is, it’s difficult to predict what T…

RCLCO Mid-Year 2017 Sentiment Survey, Part 2 How Long Will the Expansion Continue?

RCLCO Mid-Year 2017 Sentiment Survey, Part 2
How Long Will the Expansion Continue? By Charlie Hewlett, Managing Director; Len Bogorad, Managing Director; and Mark Simpson, Senior Associate As detailed in Part 1 last week (read it here), respondents to RCLCO’s latest Market Sentiment Survey are feeling slightly less optimistic than they were six months ago, but most still see continued stability in market conditions for the near- to mid-term. Two-thirds (65%) of respondents believe the next U.S. real estate market downturn will not begin until at least 2019, and current sentiment is higher than it was a year ago. As such, respondents predict maturing but stable conditions to continue for at least the next year for most real estate product types. Nonetheless, they remain vigilant about when markets tick over from late stable to early downturn conditions, and how much upside remains. Sentiment suggests apartments and retail may be the first to peak.
Little Cycle Movement Compared with S…