Second Century Ventures Acquires Assets from Elmspring, Expands REach® Accelerator Program

Second Century Ventures Acquires Assets from Elmspring, Expands REach® Accelerator Program

 

WASHINGTON/ December 18, 2018 (STL.News)

Second Century Ventures, the National Association of Realtors®’ strategic investment arm has acquired certain assets of the Elmspring accelerator, a venture accelerator founded in 2014 by Adam Freeman and Tom Bretz, that invests in technology startups who aim to disrupt the real estate and housing industry.

SCV’s REach® Accelerator group will leverage Elmspring’s exceptional network of real estate and housing industry professionals, investors, mentors, and strategic partners to accelerate innovators in the commercial real estate field and will open applications in early 2019 for a commercial- focused accelerator class.

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A Precarious Existence: How Retirees Are Financially Faring in Retirement

A Precarious Existence: How Retirees Are Financially Faring in Retirement

 

LOS ANGELES/ Dec. 18, 2018 (STL.News)

Fewer than half of retirees (46 percent) agree that they have built a large enough retirement nest egg, with only 16 percent “strongly” agreeing and 30 percent “somewhat” agreeing, according to a new survey by nonprofit Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies (TCRS).

“Retirees’ circumstances regarding when and how they retired exemplify common risks: employment issues, ill-health, and financial need. They offer a cautionary tale for those currently in the workforce on the importance of maintaining good health, financial planning, and competitive job skills,” said Catherine Collinson, CEO and president of Transamerica Institute and TCRS.

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MVI Systems Launches Successful Pilot in Top NY & NJ Real Estate Properties

MVI Systems Launches Successful Pilot in Top NY & NJ Real Estate Properties

 

BROOKLYN, N.Y./ Dec. 18, 2018 (STL.News)

MVI Systems, developers of the leading facial recognition, AI-powered, automatic smart video door system, has successfully launched its KeyCom® and myKey™ suite of products for multifamily residential buildings across New York and New Jersey. An innovative newcomer in the Smart Video Door space has successfully completed several pilot programs with top tier, national real estate companies. “We’re thrilled to partner with industry leading management companies and to have received positive feedback from both property managers and residents.

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Majority Feel 2018 Fourth Quarter is Good Time to Buy Home, says Realtor® Survey

Majority Feel 2018 Fourth Quarter is Good Time to Buy Home, says Realtor® Survey

 

WASHINGTON/ Dec. 18, 2018 (STL.News)

New findings from a National Association of Realtors® survey show that despite a favorable view on the economy and the direction of home prices, the sentiment on home buying continued to diminish at the close of 2018 – though a majority still think it is a good time to buy. Consumer sentiment about home buying weakened in the fourth quarter with only 34 percent strongly indicating it is now a good time to buy, down from 39 percent in the third quarter and 43 percent one year ago.

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Dennis Realty Expands their Relocation Department

Dennis Realty Expands their Relocation Department

 

LUTZ, FLA./ DECEMBER 18, 2018 (STL.News)

Carl Stratton, CEO of Dennis Realty & Investment Company announced that Diane Howard has joined the company as Vice President of Relocation & Corporate Services. Diane has over 28 years of relocation industry experience and real estate management and sales experience. Diane will oversee incoming Corporate and Broker referral activity, and is responsible for developing corporate business relationships, as well as managing and increasing Corporate, Broker and Referral Company activity.

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Gullicksen Group Sees Market Volatility In Full Swing

Gullicksen Group Sees Market Volatility In Full Swing

 

SAN FRANCISCO/ DECEMBER 17, 2018 (STL.News)

Many people are wondering if the Bay Area’s housing market is about to slide into 2019. At the Gullicksen Group, they have begun seeing sure signs of a market in transition.

According to Tim Gullicksen, “The San Francisco market has felt a little wobbly post-Labor Day 2018. More properties are staying on the market longer. More properties than usual are not getting offers on their offer dates.

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RE/MAX Real Estate Group Turks and Caicos Islands’ SUNSARA Villa Featured on Viviun

RE/MAX Real Estate Group Turks and Caicos Islands’ SUNSARA Villa Featured on Viviun

 

PROVIDENCIALES, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS/ DECEMBER 18, 2018 (STL.News)

RE/MAX Real Estate Group Turks and Caicos Islands reports its property is featured on Viviun.com, an online platform for international real estate. The property is currently listed at $4.975 million.

“The SUNSARA Villa is truly one of a kind,” said Blair MacPherson, co-owner of RE/MAX Real Estate Turks and Caicos Islands. “It is a worthwhile Caribbean investment serenely located on Grace Bay Beach, one of the most sought-after destinations in the area.

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Celebrity Real Estate News: Boston Red Sox Owner John Henry’s Florida Mansion Is For Sale

Celebrity Real Estate News: Boston Red Sox Owner John Henry’s Florida Mansion Is For Sale

 

POMPANO BEACH, FLA./ DECEMBER 18, 2018 (STL.News)

“Boston Red Sox, Boston Globe and Liverpool Football Club”

John W. Henry, owner of the Boston Red Sox, Boston Globe and Liverpool Football Club, has just listed his Boca Raton, Florida waterfront mansion for $25 million.

A self-made billionaire, John went from a college-dropout, farmer’s son to meteoric rise to billionaire by mathematically figuring out how commodities rose and fell by working with soybean sales on his father’s Arkansas farm.

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New Study Says Tariffs Do Not Impact Prices For U.S. Granite Tile Market

New Study Says Tariffs Do Not Impact Prices For U.S. Granite Tile Market

 

NEW YORK/ DECEMBER 18, 2018 (STL.News)

A new study from TilesforMyHome.com says that prices for granite and marble prices have remained constant for 2018. In fact, big box retailers have even seen a small drop in prices for Q3 and Q4. This small drop may be attributed to a slowing real estate market in most of the United States.

China is a major supplier of granite tiles in the United States and many industry analysts expected recently enacted tariffs to raise prices.

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MIAMI Realtors Signs 15 New Collaboration Agreements with AMPI Chapters in Mexico

MIAMI Realtors Signs 15 New Collaboration Agreements with AMPI Chapters in Mexico

 

MIAMI/ DECEMBER 18, 2018 (STL.News)

The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) is honored to have recently signed 15 new international collaboration agreements with local chapters of AMPI, the Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals, at the 2018 AMPI National Real Estate Congress in Oaxaca, Mexico.

The new signings mean MIAMI now has 204 international partner associations worldwide, adding a record-30 partnerships in 2018. These alliances create business opportunities for MIAMI members, enhance Miami’s global position and strengthen the local economy.

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