A few excerpts from some analysis by Goldman’s Hui Shan: “Are investors getting too pessimistic about US housing” This month’s housing data showed weakness in both price and activity measures. On the price side, market consensus expected 0.3% month-over-month growth in the S&P Case-Shiller 20-City Composite. The actual print was -0.3%, the first decline since […]
From housing economist Tom Lawler: The Ryland Group reported that net home orders in the quarter ended June 30, 2014 totaled 2,228, up 1.7% from the comparable quarter of 2013. Sales per community last quarter were down 13.8% from a year ago. Home deliveries last quarter totaled 1,700, up 2.5% from the comparable quarter of […]
Houston Healthcare Market Commentary The Texas Medical Center (TMC) – the world’s largest medical center – represents one of Houston’s major economic drivers and core industries with an estimated regional annual economic impact of $ 15 billion. TMC is also one of Houston’s largest employers with 106,000 employees, including physicians, scientists, researchers and other advanced […]
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CR Note: The comments on D.R. Horton are very interesting (more incentives, no price increases). Also see table at bottom for summary stats. From housing economist Tom Lawler: D.R. Horton reported that net home orders in the quarter ended June 30, 2014 totaled 8,551, up 25.3% from the comparable quarter of 2013. Sales per community […]
Greenwich Village – A Queens beer and cheese shop is making the leap to Manhattan. Astoria Bier and Cheese Shop, which launched just two years ago, has signed a 10-year deal for 2,000 square feet at… To view the full story, click the title link. Real Estate Deal Watch – Crain’s New York Business
The key reports this week are New and Existing home sales for June. For manufacturing, the July Richmond and Kansas City Fed surveys will be released. For prices, CPI will be released on Tuesday. —– Monday, July 21st —–8:30 AM ET: Chicago Fed National Activity Index for June. This is a composite index of other […]
This was a weak report for housing starts in June. There were 479 thousand total housing starts during the first half of 2014 (not seasonally adjusted, NSA), up 6.0% from the 452 thousand during the same period of 2013. Single family starts are up 1%, and multi-family starts up 18%. The key weakness is in […]
Yes, inventory is rising off the crazy lows of the past 2 years, but supply is still, well, low. Miller Samuel Real Estate Appraisers & Consultants
Today Douglas Elliman published the Elliman Report on Manhattan Sales that I author. This quarterly report is part of an evolving market report series I’ve been writing for Douglas Elliman since 1994 (20 years!). Incidentally, we are tweaking the visual aspects of this Elliman report series – we do this every few years. We added a […]
Property renovation tips
Everyone wants to live in salubrious and amazing houses. We are well aware of the effects of positive, healthy and hygienic living spaces on our well being, quality of life as well as on our productivity. This is the prominent reason why we are extra vigilant about the different features of the property we are interested to buy or presently dwelling.
Moreover, your vigilance and caution have financial groundwork as well. Firstly if you own a property its persona and features are going to help you get better returns and secondly if you are thinking of making it more alluring to the buyers then you need to venture into renovation.
Renovation of property can be undertaken for personal, emotional or financial gains. Whatever motive you have, you need to spend some capital on it for sure. But if you are conscientious about the demands and creative tips you will be able to enjoy worthwhile results at very low price!
Hence, the very first step towards renovation is to be proactive in inspecting the areas or dimensions of the property that need renewal. There are several ways to enhance the aestheticism of your property. You can take the plunge by opting for painting. It can transform a dull looking exterior into a brand new structure. The splash of colours is indeed the secret to make exquisite interiors and exteriors.
Moreover, your interest, passion and creativity can lead you towards many new ideas to create vibrant and pulsating living area. Considering the change of flooring or seeking contemporary carpets can do the trick for your property. More importantly, repairing and painting of existing wardrobes, windows and doors can bring about sea change in any given property. So don’t stop your instincts guiding you towards better options!
Many interior decorators suggest that creative lighting is one of the most effective renovating tips that most of us need to ignore. The subtle effect of good electrical wiring, ceiling fans and air conditioning are contributing options that you should focus while renovating. In addition to this, practically drainage and dampness should also not skip your mind. These taken for granted dimensions of the property can have huge impact on the worthiness of your assets. Therefore, you should not ignore them in any way.
It is no doubt, an ultimate adventure to renovate your house, office or any other property. In what ever set up you are in right now, you should remain receptive to novelty and transforming ideas. The kitchen and bathrooms can be resurrected quite easily but you should not underestimate their contribution in the overall beauty of the place. Similarly, landscape can be improved through sensible and appealing options like deck, lawn etc. If you have fully renovated your home and are now looking for someone to help tell it, or if you are looking for houses for sale in Birmingham, try Oulsnam. You can find them at: 79 Hewell Rd, Barnt Green, Birmingham, B45 8NL.