Real Estate Appreciation Depends On Improved Job Market - Chicagotribune.com

It's what we've been saying for years: If you don't have a job, you can't pay the mortgage. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.chicagotribune.com/classified/realestate/sns-201406042130--tms--realestmctnig-b20140612-20140612,0,7219439.column







Commercial Real Estate Revives As Tech, Energy Hiring Picks Up - Yahoo Finance





Last year, however, prices bottomed out and even started to recover in some of Europes most embattled cities, with Madrid showing a 5% increase and Dublin a spectacular 24.6%. Meanwhile, earlier this year, the real estate market in prime central London started experiencing a slowdown. This week, realtors W.A. Ellis reported a 17% drop in sale volumes over 2013, a 1% decrease in values per square foot and price reductions affecting about 25% of the real estate stock currently on the market. We are enjoying an active spring market with correctly priced property selling well, but the froth has undoubtedly come off, says Richard Barber of W.A. Ellis . Dublin saw a phenomenal growth in luxury real estate values (Photo credit: Roberto Taddeo) The London cool-down is primarily a direct result of the British governments new tax on empty, corporate-owned property, together with the uncertainty caused by next years general election, but can also partly be linked to global investors looking for newer pastures where real estate is not as fully valued as in the British capitalresearch by Christies International Real Estate and their British associate Strutt & Parker shows that, in London, entry level prices for luxury real estate have now reached a staggering $7.8 million. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.forbes.com/sites/carlapassino/2014/06/07/luxury-real-estate-discover-europes-rising-stars/





Ask a real estate pro: Condo fees could rise - Sun Sentinel





Nason, Chairman of the Board of Washington REIT. "Ben has substantial experience and leadership in the real estate industry, as the Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of STAG Industrial, Inc., a publicly traded REIT. We are confident that Ben will be a tremendous asset as we continue to execute on our strategy to create a stronger more focused portfolio and drive value creation." "I am excited to join the Washington REIT Board of Trustees and to be a part of the company's transformation into a preeminent leader of commercial real estate in the Washington, DC metropolitan area," said Benjamin S. Butcher. "I look forward to working with Washington REIT's strong leadership team and to contributing to the long-term success and growth of the organization." Mr. Butcher currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of STAG Industrial, Inc. ( STAG ), a publicly traded real estate company focused on acquisition, ownership and management of single tenant industrial properties through the United States since its inception in 2011. Prior to the formation of STAG, Mr. Butcher founded and oversaw the growth of its predecessor business serving as a member of the Board of Managers of STAG Capital Partners, LLC, STAG Capital Partners III, LLC, and their affiliates from 2003 to 2011. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://finance.yahoo.com/news/washington-real-estate-investment-trust-210000264.html





Washington Real Estate Investment Trust Announces Appointment Of Benjamin Butcher To Board Of Trustees - Yahoo Finance





Please tell me I dont have anything to worry about. Jerry A: Sorry, but higher fees are a distinct possibility. A condo or homeowners association essentially is a partnership of all the individual owners. They elect a board of directors to manage the community affairs. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/realestate/house-keys-blog/sfl-singer-housing-questions-link-20140613,0,6898996.story





Luxury Real Estate: Discover Europe's Rising Stars - Forbes





Commercial real estate "is recovering in a way that is healthy but varies wildly by segment," Auction.com Executive Vice President Rick Sharga said Friday at the National Association of Real Estate Editors conference in Houston. "Retail and office segments are kind of moving in slow motion," while "multifamily and hospitality segments are fully recovered," with industrial real estate in between. "Tech and energy we're seeing no slowdown in both of these sectors," said John Sikaitis, managing director of office and local markets research for real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), at the conference Thursday. The San Francisco Bay Area, Texas and Sun Belt markets are seeing the strongest job growth, in some cases more than 4%, JLL notes. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://finance.yahoo.com/news/commercial-real-estate-revives-tech-211600043.html