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Green Building: Paving The Way For Construction

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization for individuals working to make green building available to every generation recently reported that green building construction/industry will allocate 7.9 million jobs over the next four years.  At the same time, economic analysts at USGBC estimated that it may generate $554 billion into […]

Will Your Home Increase In Value?

Ever since 2006-2007, home prices have dramatically dropped in most regions of the United States.  However, according to the Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller Home Price Index, roughly 19 of the 20 U.S. metropolitan areas have shown a small increase in home prices.  This can be considered good news for Glendale California real estate, Burbank California […]

First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit Extension

On October 29th 2009, the Obama administration officially proposed the extension of the $8,000 tax credit to first home buyers and at the same time the Senate agreed to extend this credit to other potential home buyers. The U.S. Senate neared a compromised to adopt the Dodd-Lieberman-Isakson amendement which not only extends the $8,000 tax […]

Code of Conduct for Appraisals

Any MBA student will tell you that businesses that follow their ethics policies tend to achieve greater success with regards employee satisfaction and honesty.  However, in the real estate market most borrowers are victims of faulty appraisals even though new codes of conducts have been established for this particular reason. The Home Valuation Code of […]

Real Estate Partnerships – Part I

Passive Investing – Good or Bad? Good. Passive investing can be thought of as a legal structure in which you invest capital in an activity.   For example, a real estate partnership in Glendale CA.   Suppose you find a friend or business contact that wants to start a limited partnership in California and use the partnership […]

Real Estate Opportunities

A report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently reported in mid May of 2009 that 4.59 million homes and condos were sold in the first quarter of this year.  Exponentially lower than last year, but bare in mind there are many opportunities for home lovers to take advantage of. Generally speaking, if we […]