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50 Cent Looking to Make More Than a Pretty Penny

50 Cent Looking to Make More Than a Pretty Penny

We’ve mentioned some outrageous house flipping stories before but none that include a nightclub and swing dangling from the ceiling. Curtis Jackson better known as 50 Cent is selling his recently remodeled 51,657 Sq. Ft., 19 Bed, 35 Bath, on 7.6 Acres home (compound) in Farmington, CT for a cool […]

House Flipping Foibles

House Flipping Foibles

As the chips continue to fall in the subprime meltdown, its hard to ignore the glut of house flipping (get rich) tv shows that continue to be aired. Dr Housing Bubble has an interesting analysis of TLC’s Property Ladder which is one of the few shows that actually portrays flops […]

Home Remodeling Suffers Setbacks from Subprime Fiasco Fallout

Home Remodeling Suffers Setbacks from
Subprime Fiasco Fallout

We are bombarded with droll real estate news ad nauseam. Now its reported that folks are not only not able to sell or refinance their homes but they are also not investing in their homes by remodeling at the rate they have been. This is understandable considering the financial situation […]

Real Estate Agents and Their Dogs

Real Estate Agents and Their Dogs

Most of the real estate news we’ve been sharing has been negative so we thought we’d lighten the mood with a profile of the realtor and dog relationship which is much more complicated than you realize. Of course this is a farce but this agent does a great job selling […]

Existing Home Sales Slump

Existing Home Sales Slump

We wish we’d see less of these signs but alas the future for existing home sales looks bleak. But if you living in the right city/town real estate is still booming or at least people are buying and selling at a reasonable clip.

House Flipping Goes Upscale

House Flipping Goes Upscale

If someone can flip $100k into $150k why not $8.3m to $30m. Only in NYC.

Foreclosures Nationwide

Foreclosures Nationwide

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Rentometer

We stumbled across Rentometer which is a nifty tool that will give you comps on rents in whatever area you choose. It worked well here in New York city but I’m sure it’s all depends on how large and how current the sample rents are.

Housing Bust?

Housing Bust?

A year ago every magazine and news channel was touting the never-ending real estate upswing and why you should get in NOW! Boy have things changed. Since the National Association of Realtors announced that home prices are expected to continue falling through 2006, there’s been a flury of “real estate […]

Flippers in Trouble

Flippers in Trouble

Everyone knows the market has cooled and Flippers in Trouble has posted depressing figures on what homes in Sacramento sold for and what they are asking now. Maybe it’s not so depressing as this correction was bound to come and now the numbers are getting closer to the true value […]

Milwaukee Craftsman

Milwaukee Craftsman

Finding a home for under $300k in any large metro area has become increasingly difficult but Hewn and Hammered has spotlighted this 1929 Craftsman Bungalow for a reasonable price. The curved arches and exposed hardwood give this duplex hard-to-find character.

Real Estate Slowdown Continues

CNNMoney has been tracking the growth of new residential builds and July has continued the trend of a slowdown. Building permits have also dropped more than expected which is a precursor to new builds. According to CNNMoney, typically these slow downs are due to changes within the economy such as […]

Buyer’s Market

Buyer’s Market

According to CNNMoney.com the real estate industry is officially a buyer’s market. Sales fell for third straight month in June; nearly flat prices make double-digit gains seem like a distant memory. A glut of inventory is partly to blame and buyers can rest easy knowing that bidding wars are a […]

Fliperati – Real Estate Investing Blog

Fliperati – Real Estate Investing Blog

As the name implies, Fliperati is a real estate investing blog that is focused on the ups and downs of flipping homes in the NY/NJ area. There are tips to getting free labor such as throwing a “house-wrecking” party as well as breaking down the intracacies of flip financing. We […]

Best Places to Live 2006

Best Places to Live 2006

We love lists, especially when it comes to real estate and breaking down the towns and cities we dream of moving to or away from. The Money Magazine Best Places to Live issue is always our favorite and this year Colorado has a stranglehold on the top two spots with […]

Should I Finish my Remodel or Sell?

With the real estate market cooling, should you sell quickly and possibly lose money on a recent remodel? What are your other options? This question is being posed by thousands of homeowners across the country. You may not be interested in “flipping” a home but if you’ve spent good money […]

Real Estate Comps

There are two new sites that give the consumer the power to view real estate comps without going through a broker and it’s free! Compare values between the two and you should have a good gauge of value for that area. From a web design standpoint Zillow is definitely more […]

Vacation Homes

Vacation Homes

According to the New York Times, the sales of vacation and weekend homes continues to boom. Walter Molony, a spokesman for the National Association of Realtors, said that second-home purchases less than 100 miles from a primary home have risen significantly in just three years, to 47 percent of all […]