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Recap: The MIPIM 2019 International Conference Hello NC REALTORS®! We’re thrilled to share with you a video describing the NC REALTORS® experience at MIPIM 2019, the world’s largest real estate conference held in Cannes, France. NC REALTORS®' mission at MIPIM is to bring exposure to North Carolina as a growing market for investment. Our state boasts an educated workforce, statewide transportation infrastructure, a strong economy, and consistent growth throughout the state. NC REALTORS® is proud to serve as North Carolina’s sole representative to MIPIM’s enormous concentration of real estate investors from all over the world. Global in the News Where Are the…
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PropTech: the digital real estate revolution By Trenio February 20, 2019

The rapidly developing digital technologies, steadily penetrating into all spheres of our life, have not bypassed the real estate market, where the term PropTech is increasingly mentioned. PropTech (from the English.  Property Technologies  technologies in real estate) is a multifaceted phenomenon. It combines all modern innovative technologies and applied solutions in the field of real estate creation and management (real estate transactions, investment analysis, construction and design, development, real estate maintenance, etc.). Startups in the field of PropTech are developing in two main directions: they offer tools that can help real estate professionals improve their services or increase productivity, or they are trying…
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March 2019 News /U.S. REAL ESTATE OVERVIEW/

Note: January 2019 data below are the most recent released by the National Association of Realtors. Existing-home sales experienced a minor drop for the third consecutive month in January, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Of the four major U.S. regions, only the Northeast saw an uptick in sales activity in January. Total existing-home sales (transactions including single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops) decreased 1.2 percent from December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.94 million in January. Sales were down 8.5 percent from a year ago (5.40 million in January 2018). NAR's chief economist, Lawrence Yun says…
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USA remains the world’s largest real estate market /Material prepared by Tranio/

US continues to be the world's largest commercial property market by transaction volume, despite dynamic fluctuations observed in recent years. That way, the total transaction amount in 2017 has come to $376b, around 8% less than in 2016. However, over the first three quarters of 2018, the investment volume in US property increased by 14% to $341b. The total transaction volume has risen by 10% year-on-year in 2018, according to estimates from JLL. The dramatic decline in investment coming from China most notably affected the commercial property markets of New York (where the total transaction amount decreased by 54%) and San Francisco (where it dropped by 52%), the two cities accounting for two-thirds of the total Chinese investment in US properties.
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How to choose a strategy for investing in overseas property /Material prepared for RBC Real Estate. Georgiy Kachmazov, Managing Partner, Tranio/

Many investors who invest in overseas property, tend to high returns. However, not everyone understands that a higher initial yield implies greater risks, that is, the likelihood of a decrease in income in the long run. We recommend clients to assess risks in advance and think through an investment strategy with an optimal balance of profitability, reliability, labor costs and other factors of investment efficiency. Most Tranio customers have a simple rental business in a stable location, with a long-term rental contract and management through a management company. In this article we will look at how to ensure the best profitability with such…
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Shedding Light On The Region’s Affordable Housing Gap

Shedding Light On The Region’s Affordable Housing Gap

Jessica Lautz, vice president of demographics and behavioral research for the National Association of Realtors speaks during the Cape Fear Realtors Affordable Housing Summit on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 in Wilmington: "Average home prices have risen 22 to 30 percent in the tri-county area in the past six years" - according to a report produced for Cape Fear Realtors and distributed Wednesday morning during the organization’s Housing Affordability Summit at The Terraces on Sir Tyler in Wilmington. "In New Hanover County, the figures showed a rise of 25 percent from 2012 to 2018 in the average price of a new home…
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Buying investment property in Wilmington, NC. Overview

Buying investment property in Wilmington, NC. Overview

I have experience working with real estate investors in Wilmington and surrounding areas (I am a real estate investor myself) and I will be able to choose the best option for your needs. If you don’t want to search and communicate with your future tenants yourself, I can recommend a property manager to you who will deal with all issues related to the renting your house. Some of my clients do not even live in the area, they just buy and hold properties receiving the automatic payments from their tenants to their bank account. And the best part is that…
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Hampstead, North Carolina: What you need to know

Hampstead, North Carolina: What you need to know

Hampstead is a community in Pender County, North Carolina, located between Wilmington and Jacksonville on Route 17 (USA). It is a part of the Wilmington-Metropolitan Area. Population (2019) – 4,083 people. 1. The cost of real estate. The average cost of a house in Hampstead is $260,700. The growth in property prices over the past 10 years amounted to 4.64%. The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment is approximately $958. 2. The standard of living. Compared with the rest of the country, the living minimum in Hampstead is 11.70% higher than the average in the United States. The average income…
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5 Reasons people love living in Wrightsville Beach, NC

5 Reasons people love living in Wrightsville Beach, NC

Wrightsville Beach is a town in New Hanover County, North Carolina. It is just east of Wilmington and is part of the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,548 at the 2017 census. The town consists of a 4 miles (6 km) long beach island, an interior island, called Harbor Island, and pockets of commercial property on the mainland. The geography of the area is composed of two islands that are separated by two different bodies of water. Bradley Creek runs between the mainland and the Hammocks (currently known as Harbor Island). The Hammocks are then separated from the…
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Tips For Moving To Carolina Beach, NC

Tips For Moving To Carolina Beach, NC

A cool breeze, the sound of ocean waves crashing, the smell of salty air - it's the beach lifestyle, it's calling your name loud and clear. Carolina Beach, NC is over one half of the "Pleasure Island" area, which is also made up by the smaller Kure Beach. If you've never lived at the beach, I can assure you that you're in for some dramatic changes - hopefully for the better. That's why we wrote this article just for you. So you'll have everything you need to know to make an easy, breezy transition to living in Carolina Beach, NC.…
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