Real Estate News Roundup: May 18 Edition


Hope everyone had a great weekend!  This week’s round up brings us America’s friendliest city for business, how and why Commercial Real Estate is expected to state strong, an interview on how Mobile is taking over and more! All in all, we gathered a varied assortment of real estate news from Forbes, Inman News, Daily Finance, Dallas Morning News, Austin Business Journal and MarketWatch.

There’s something for everyone to read, so make sure and share what articles resonated the most with you over at the Champions School of Real Estate facebook and twitter pages! Enjoy your morning read – see you next week!


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>> 5 Reasons Why US Real Estate Should Remain Buoyant (Forbes)

The real estate market is in the fourth year of recovery since the 2009 mortgage crisis, rising over 30 percent since 2012, and many investors worry that it is time for a correction…


>>Marci James: ‘Mobile is taking over, so get ready’ (Inman News)

Inman is interviewing real estate professionals in every area of the field to talk about technology use. Here’s Marci James, the vice president of marketing at Obeo and an Inman contributor…


>>REITs: A Way to Invest in Real Estate, Earn Income, Diversify (Daily Finance)

Investing in real estate isn’t only for property owners and speculators. Investors get can get the benefit of diversification and earn income by investing in a real estate investment trust, or REIT.

Around since the 1960s, REITs are publicly traded companies that invest in real estate either by purchasing property directly or by buying pools of residential and commercial mortgages. Unlike publicly traded companies, however, REITs are required by law to distribute 90 percent of their earnings to their shareholders in the form of dividend payments…


>> Top players predict commercial real estate picture to stay strong (Dallas Morning News)

Top players predict that investment and returns in U.S. real estate will stay strong through 2017. The forecast is for almost $500 billion a year in transactions over the next three years, according to a new study by the Urban Land Institute, which is meeting in Houston this week. The Washington, D.C.-based organization is the country’s largest commercial real estate association…


>>RealMassive makes big waves in commercial real estate data world (Austin Business Journal)

The race to gain traction in the dual worlds of big data and commercial real estate accelerated Thursday now that Austin-based RealMassive netted another $3 million from Austin-based RHS Investments…


>>Dallas: America’s friendliest city for business (MarketWatch)

What’s really troubling, at least for other U.S. cities competing for businesses and commerce against what locals here call “DFW,” is how area residents smile when they say it. That same frantic growth rate could be maintained for decades before the nation’s fourth most populous metropolitan area would begin to feel cramped…






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