Real Estate Information

Luxury Real Estate Information

Rancho Palos Verdes, California Homes
Palos Verdes, California Homes
South Bay, California Homes
Luxury Mexican Beachfront Homes

Featured Properties

Oceanfront Estate Near Trump National

Related Information

Loan Information
Real Estate Information
Mortgage Refinance Information

Odors Can Make or Break The Sale of Your Home

It's amazing how important the sense of smell is to many people. If you're selling your home, and this applies across the board to houses, townhouses, condos, apartments, or whatever, you need to be aware of the power of odors. An odor like cigarette smoke can cause potential buyers to leave quickly without ever really considering purchasing your home. On the other hand, an odor like that of bread baking can conjure up all sorts of homey feelings and cause the same potential buyer to linger.

Do You Have "Deal Killer" Odors?

The two most common offenders are cigarettes and pet odors. Sadly, most people who smoke or have pets don't realize this. Often, they don't notice the smells themselves, so they think this isn't a problem. Well, it is. A surprising number of people will have a swift, strong, negative reaction. Would you like to smack every second or third prospective buyer in the face when they come through your door?

Anything cloyingly sweet like "room deodorizers" which really just cover up other scents by overwhelming them is likely to be an offender. The same thing is true of other strong, funky smells. Unwashed gym clothes and shoes, cooking smells from foods such as cabbage, fish or more than a little garlic or curry will probably be offensive to many people.

So is it really necessary to stop smoking (or only smoke outdoors), ban the dog to the garden and basement, wash the laundry, and stop cooking strong smelling foods until your home is sold?


Beyond that, it's necessary to "clean up your act" if you're really desirous of selling your home. You've probably cleaned it up visually already, but what to do about lingering odors? Anything made of cloth holds odors for a long time. Carpets, upholstery, curtains and draperies, table skirts and the like will smell for months or forever. What on earth do you do about them?

If it's bad enough, carpets need to be replaced and upholstered furniture put into storage. However, it's often adequate to shampoo carpets and the upholstery in the most intense areas (your favorite smoking chair and the pieces nearby) and launder the curtains. Keep fans going while things are drying; you don't want to end up with mold and mildew smells. Your goal is to clean up the cause of the smell, not to cover it up.

Attractive Odors Attract

Odors people find attractive are very personal, but there are general smells that are pleasant and cause good emotional responses in most people. We've already mentioned baking bread. Almost anything that smells sweet when tends to be in this category - cookies, apple pie, cinnamon buns, etc. Of course, it's not practical to bake the whole time your house is on the market, but one thing each week-end might be possible.

In cool weather, apple cider simmering with a cinnamon stick or two and a few cloves has much the same effect and is definitely easier to do. A vase or two of flowers with mildly scented flowers is another possibility.

Of the two, cleaning out offending scents is much more important than adding pleasant ones. If you can successfully do both, you're way ahead of much of your competition and it will help your home sell faster.

Raynor James is with - providing homes for sale by owner, "FSBO", properties. Are you thinking, "Should I sell my home?" Visit to sell your home sale for free for one month.

After failing to meet his own deadline, Queens council member returns thousands in real estate donations  The Real Deal

Council member Jimmy Van Bramer says his campaign cut checks to various developers and landlords on Monday, following criticism that he hadn't lived up to ...

BitPay Says Crypto Spending on Real Estate to Double in 2019  Yahoo Finance

A luxury condominium complex in Orlando, Florida, is the latest firm to partner with BitPay to provide bitcoin payment processing for real estate transactions.

The economy may be starting to slow. Real estate is taking notice  The Real Deal

The U.S. economy may be heading toward a recession, and the real estate industry is staying cautiously optimistic.

Woman charged in South Jordan real estate agent's death  Salt Lake Tribune

A woman arrested in connection with the shooting death of a Utah real estate agent has been charged. KUTV in Salt Lake City reports that an indictment filed ...

Trump Says He's Weighing 'Large Real Estate Deal' To Buy Greenland  HuffPost

He seems to think Denmark might go for it because "we protect Denmark."

Real Estate Investing Has Finally Evolved Thanks to This Innovative Peer-to-Peer Platform  Futurism

PeerStreet's online peer-to-peer real estate investing platform is disrupting the market and changing they way people invest.

Former real estate agent sentenced to jail  Toledo Blade

A former Maumee real estate agent was sentenced to serve six months in a local jail for inappropriately recording a woman and teenage-girl undressing in ...

Toronto Real Estate Investor Says Buyers Want Security—Physical and Financial—Above All Else  Mansion Global

When David Hofstedter, president and CEO of Davpart Inc., unveiled plans earlier this year to turn the Maclean Publishing Co./Maclean-Hunter Building in ...

'Hey, Google. Find me a real estate agent.'  Inman

True or false: top producers do the most business, and therefore have the most clients and the most referrals, so they get Googled the most and they also have ...

Lebanon County real estate transfers for week of Aug. 19  Lebanon Daily News

The following real estate transfers were recorded recently in Lebanon County: Lebanon. Mary A. Reifsnyder Estate to Dorcas R. Weaver, 105 N. Fifth Ave., 401 ...

Variety’s Real Estate Section ‘Dirt’ Expands to Stand-Alone Site  Variety

Variety's Dirt, the publication's coverage of breaking real estate news, is expanding to its own stand-alone site.

Georgia Agents Top National Association Of Gay And Lesbian Real Estate Professionals List  Inman

Blair Myers and Shirley Gary earned more individual sides than any other NAGLREP member in 2018, according to the organization.

WATCH: Matterport CEO Explains 'Mirrorworld' And Its Impact On Real Estate  Inman

Matterport CEO RJ Pittman discusses the creation of "Mirrorworld," the idea that everything in our world will have a digital twin in a form of a data-rich, virtual ...

New Braunfels real estate sees influx of new residents hungry for Hill Country living  mySA

The Texas Hill Country has long held a certain mystique for those seeking a respite from city living and escape from urban busyness. That same mystique ...

Grand County Real Estate transactions from Aug. 11-17  Sky Hi News

Grand County's real estate transactions from Aug. 11-17 were worth over $14 million combined.• Hi Country Haus Bldg 11, Unit 14 – Hannah Hoch, Hannah ...

Pine, Richland real estate transactions for the week of Aug. 18 - PineCreek Journal  TribLIVE

Monday, August 19, 2019 | 10:53 AM. 1534077_web1_home-for-sale-sign. Pine. Joshua Miller sold property at 2024 Condor Lane to William and Lauren Camp ...

Three Things You Should Check Before Buying Fundamenta Real Estate AG (VTX:FREN) For Its Dividend  Yahoo Finance

Dividend paying stocks like Fundamenta Real Estate AG (VTX:FREN) tend to be popular with investors, and for good reason - some research suggests a ...

WPT Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust Announces August 2019 Distribution  GlobeNewswire

TORONTO, Aug. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WPT Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust (the “REIT”) (TSX: WIR.U) (OTCQX: WPTIF) announced today ...

Boulder-area real estate, commercial deals Aug. 19, 2019  Boulder Daily Camera

Information includes the borrower, lender, address or legal description of the property, date the trust deed was filed and amount.

INVL Baltic Real Estate Interim information for 6 months of 2019  GlobeNewswire

For 6 months of 2019, the unaudited consolidated net profit of the INVL Baltic Real Estate group was EUR 1.71 million, revenue was EUR 2.98 million (for 6 ...

Reston Real Estate: Just Sold  Reston Now

This is a sponsored post from Eve Thompson of Reston Real Estate. For a more complete picture of home sales in your neighborhood, contact her on Reston ...

Real estate disruptor Homie expands in St. George offering a one-stop real estate experience  St George News

ST. GEORGE — Technology startup Homie is expanding its presence in one of Utah's fastest-growing cities to help St. George residents buy and sell homes.

Massachusetts real estate transactions for Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties: August 18, 2019 edition.

Agawam. Christopher J. Conant and Brianna R. Conant to Taylor C. Demerski and Corey T. Boileau, 32 Coronet Circle, $220,000. Cig4 LLC, to William J.

AT&T to Auction Off a Portion of Its US Real Estate Portfolio  CoStar Group

Telecom Giant to Sell Off 37 Properties, Most in Sale-Leaseback Deals.

The Unprecedented Global Reach And Operating Presence Of Century 21 Real Estate LLC Surpasses 10,000-Office Milestone  PRNewswire

MADISON, N.J., Aug. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- With real estate more 'Glocal' than ever, the news announced today by Century 21 Real Estate that its system is ...

How Synthetic Data Fuels Real Results for Commercial Real Estate Analysis  Propmodo

Data is the fuel that drives the modern economy. This means that businesses across sectors demand ever more data to train the neural networks that power ...

Financials And Real Estate Dashboard - Update  Seeking Alpha

Valuation metrics in financials and real estate. Evolution since last month. A list of stocks looking cheap in their industries.

Real estate experts discuss 2019 projections and senior living at Chamber Conference  WCTV

The 2019 Tallahassee Chamber Community Conference included breakout sessions discussing the current trends in the real estate market in Tallahassee.

Real Estate Investment Company STORE Capital Finds New General Counsel | Corporate Counsel

STORE Capital Corp., one of the largest internally managed net-lease real estate investment trusts in the country, has appointed Chad Freed as general counsel ...

CenterSquare to acquire real estate debt firm RCG Longview  Pensions & Investments

Real assets investment boutique CenterSquare Investment Management entered into an agreement to purchase private real estate debt manager RCG ...

Who You Are Is Who You Appeal To: A Simple Strategy For Marketing Your Real Estate Business  Forbes

In every business — not just real estate — marketing to a specific demographic is key to successful growth and often is one of the most difficult problems to solve ...

Harrison Street wraps up seventh real estate fund  PE Hub

Harrison Street, an alternative real asset investment firm focused on the education, healthcare and storage sectors, has closed its seventh real estate fund at a ...

Real Estate Transactions August 4 - 10 | Business  Aspen Daily News

Grantor: Haber, Jason B; Haber, Katharine. Grantee: Lais, John P; Danks, Coralie. Property: Seasons Four 167 S. Cost: $510,000. Grantor: Baum, Robert E.


Real estate transactions recorded in the Columbia County Circuit Clerk's Office for the weeks ending Aug. 16, 2019:

How much? Broome, Tioga county real estate sales, transactions  Press & Sun-Bulletin

Real estate transactions for May 19-25. BROOME COUNTY. Binghamton City. Estate Of Bonnie E. Ray Sold 87 Mason Ave To William S. Harter For $30,000 On ...

Second Quarter Winners Announced at Zephyr Real Estate  GlobeNewswire

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zephyr Real Estate just announced its top producer sales awards for the second quarter. Highest ...


Andres Escobar of Lemay + Escobar Co-Chairs Young Jewish Professionals 'Future of Real Estate' Dinner at the YJP Mansion.

Real Estate Matters: Buyer in a seller's market?  Daily Herald

Are you a buyer in a seller's market? With low inventory, multiple-offers, and offers that go way over asking price you need to be prepared to make several tries ...

The FBI Raid Of Texas Real Estate Investor Nate Paul  Forbes

This week, agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation descended unannounced on the home and business of Nate Paul, a young Texas real estate ...

Amazon's involvement in Seattle real estate is 'like bringing a quarterback into a baseball game' (Video)  Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)

Serena Sayani joined Stokes Lawrence in 2017 and is the Business Journal's up and coming CRE Attorney of the Year. VIDEO.

Town & Country Shopping Center In Arlington Sold To JWB Real Estate Companies  WJCT NEWS

Arlington's first retail plaza sold Thursday to JWB Real Estate Companies LLC, which paid almost $5.08 million for the Town & Country Shopping Center.

California HCA ASC real estate listed for sale at $7M  Becker's ASC Review

A building housing the Riverview, Fla.-based Bay Area Physicians Surgery Center and medical office has been listed for $7810000.

Eyeing Greenland, Trump Again Mixes Real Estate With Diplomacy  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Go ahead and file this one under Stories You Probably Didn't Expect to Read About the White House This Week: President Trump has been ...

Colorado real estate group acquires $15.6M medical office building with surgery center  Becker's ASC Review

Broe Real Estate Group acquired Englewood, Colo.-based Dry Creek Medical Office Building for $15.6 million, the Colorado Real Estate Journal reports.

Trump hints: More to Greenland than just "a large real-estate deal"  Hot Air

Is there more to the Greenland rumor than meets the eye? Donald Trump confirmed rumors yesterday that his administration had looked into the potential for ...

Real estate agency gives $400 to humane society | Community  Portage Daily Register

The Turning Point Realty team members presented the Columbia County Humane Society with a $400 donation for its annual cat and dog kennel sponsorship ...

Commercial Real Estate Expert Says "Recessions Need To Be Caused By Some Sort Of Intervention"  Forbes

Editor's Note: The original version of this Q&A was published in the August 2019 issue of Forbes Real Estate Investor. Mark Rose is CEO of full- *service* ...

Real Estate Company, PSW, Announces Rebrand to StoryBuilt  Business Wire

PSW, a large real estate company, is announcing a rebrand to StoryBuilt.

CenterSquare Investment Management Expands Real Assets Platform with Acquisition of Real Estate Debt Manager RCG Longview  GlobeNewswire

NEW YORK, Aug. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CenterSquare Investment Management, a leading global real assets investment manager, today announced ...

The Waterfront lands yet another real estate office  Wichita Eagle

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty is moving its east-side office to what's becoming a real estate mecca: the Waterfront at 13th and Webb Road.

Real Estate Extends Gains Amid Turbulence  Seeking Alpha

On another wild week for financial markets amid a flurry of volatility, US stocks couldn't quite claw back all of their early-week declines, ending lower for th.

Welcome to Real Estate Friday! |

Property of the Week –Sharyn Richards Marks and John Hanks of The Kinderhook Group Real Estate offer a beautiful and historic estate in Chatham. What's on ...

Another coworking operation is coming to Plano's Legacy business park  Dallas News

Plano has landed another coworking operation.International Workspace Group's Spaces shared office operation is taking more than 47000 square feet...

Real Estate Transfers  Mount Airy News

In recording deeds, the state of North Carolina does not require that the amount paid for a parcel be stated on the deed. However a tax stamp at the rate of $2…

Whatcom real estate market ‘slowing down,’ but what does that mean if recession hits?  Bellingham Herald

With the peak home-buying season winding down, it appears Whatcom County had a more typical, steady period. From April through July, real estate agents ...

Starwood Property Trust closes real estate CLO at $1.1 bln  PE Hub

Starwood Property Trust, a finance company with a focus on the real estate and infrastructure sectors, has closed its inaugural commercial real estate ...

The Startups Safeguarding Real Estate Against Schemers and Scammers  The Wall Street Journal

Tom Cronkright learned the hard way that the real-estate industry needs better ways to protect itself and consumers from wire-transfer fraud. His Grand Rapids ...

Who is the real estate industry giving to in Albany?  City & State

In January, state Sen. Michael Gianaris said that the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee would no longer take campaign contributions from real estate ...

Bay Area real estate a bargain? In some places, maybe  East Bay Times

Despite a record streak of higher real estate prices, some economists believe homes in certain Bay Area communities should be considered a bargain.

'The future is bright for Austin': Sotheby's International Real Estate CEO  Yahoo Finance

Despite geopolitical tensions and uncertainty, the luxury real estate market is still showing some signs of life.

Real estate company Redfin closes 4 Bay Area offices after suspected gun threat  The Mercury News

Four Bay Area offices of the Redfin real estate agency were closed for at least part of this past week after a former contractor made what the company described ...

Five Key Criteria To Evaluate When Doing Multifamily Real Estate Market Analysis  Forbes

Investing in real estate is tremendously exciting, and can be very lucrative. Out of 2,153 world billionaires in 2018, 10% hail from the real estate industry.

Why Brazil is turning to the real estate sec...  BNamericas English

The central bank has allowed banks to offer inflation-linked mortgage loans in a bid to stimulate mortgage demand and real estate activity.

Housing starts slump 4% in July, but there’s one silver lining for the real-estate market  MarketWatch

The numbers: Construction on new houses fell 4% in July to the second-lowest rate this year, but builders applied for more permits in a positive sign for the ...

Second installment of real estate and mobile home taxes due Sept. 6  Canton Daily Ledger

LEWISTOWN-Staci L. Mayall, Fulton County Treasurer/Collector wishes to remind all Fulton County taxpayers the second installment of real estate taxes and ...

Business Notes: Real Estate Groups Purchase Wheaton Apartment Complex for $21 Million

Real estate groups purchase Wheaton apartment complex for $21 million. Blackfin Real Estate Investors and Acre Valley Real Estate Capital announced a joint ...

New York investor snaps up West Dallas apartment community  Dallas News

A New York-based investor has purchased one of West Dallas' new rental communities.Beachwood Residential purchased the Austin at Trinity Green...

Protests and trade war wipe $50 billion off Hong Kong real estate stocks  CNN

Weeks of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong are battering shares in the city's property developers and pushing its benchmark stock index closer to a bear ...

Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions  The New York Times

$1.78 MILLION. 1005 Broadway (between Ditmars Street and Willoughby Avenue). Brooklyn. Built in 1931, this three-story building in Bushwick has a total of ...

The Real Estate Wonderkids  Inman

At this disruptive moment in time, the fate of the real estate industry rests in the hands of a relatively new crop of real estate wonderkids. Meet the fixer, master, ...

All of the stocks are tumbling — except real estate  The Real Deal

Real estate stocks are posting gains despite recession fears and the yield curve inversion.

Analysts: Marin real estate is arguably a bargain  Marin Independent Journal

An analysis of historic and current income and housing trends by real estate data firm CoreLogic found the pricey markets in San Mateo, San Francisco and ...

How real-estate data will change how we live and work  Business Insider

This story requires our BI Prime membership. To read the full article, simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME ...

The best real estate advice from 6 of the country's top experts  INSIDER

Financial expert Farnoosh Torabi got real estate tips from six of the country's best experts. Hint: You might want to make your offer on Monday.

Berkshire region real estate sales July 28 – Aug. 3, 2019 |

Adams. 128 Columbia St: Densue Realty Group Inc of Adams to Berkshire Road LLC, $65,000 on 08/06/2019. 134 Commercial St: Lauralee R. Cunningham ...

Fire strikes former home of divorced Sarasota real estate power couple  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Charles Githler sold the 10,883-square-foot home, once known as 'Villa Solstice,' in 2015 for $9 million. SARASOTA — Dozens of firefighters battled a ...

Real estate news: Santa Ana office campus sells for $97 million  OCRegister

Drawbridge Realty, a real estate investment platform backed by KKR, has bought Pacific Center in Santa Ana for $97.5 million. Pacific Center, a ...

FBI raids Austin offices of major real estate investor  Curbed Austin

World Class purchased eye-popping amounts of commercial property in past decade.

Real estate startup Flyhomes secures $141 million and promises to buy your house  HousingWire

Flyhomes, the four-year-old real estate startup that lets people make cash offers on homes while they work to secure a mortgage, announced a new round of ...

How to Invest in Multifamily Housing | Real Estate Investments  U.S. News & World Report

Investing in multifamily properties like apartment complexes can offer a path to passive wealth generation that bypasses the volatility of stock market movements.

In Jackson Hole, a housing shortage and soaring real estate prices leave workers with few options  Casper Star-Tribune Online

Each morning, cars in otherwise empty lots rustle with the city's working homeless — scrambling for T-shirts, brushing their teeth, pulling curtains across ...

Manitowoc County real estate transfers and homes sold: Aug. 18, 2019  Herald Times Reporter

View recent real estate transactions in Manitowoc County.

Real estate agent Sean Cochran uses country music videos for marketing  Crain's Chicago Business

This southwest suburban agent's parody video, designed to impress potential homebuyers, has had more than 500000 views on his Facebook page.

La Crosse County real estate transfers for Sunday, August 18  La Crosse Tribune

The following are real estate transfers filed in La Crosse County. By law, some transfers are exempt from transfer fees; these properties are listed without prices.

Real estate broker pleads to buying property set for sale  WTOP

A Virginia real estate broker has pleaded guilty to secretly buying government-owned properties he had been hired to sell.

Here's Why So Many Real Estate ETFs Near 52-Week High  Yahoo Finance

As global central banks embark on a rate cut journey and global bond yields take a hit, these real estate ETFs are benefiting a great deal.

Routt County real estate sales total $13.3M for Aug. 9 to 15, 2019  Steamboat Pilot & Today

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Routt County real estate transactions totaled $13253975 across 24 sales for the week of Aug. 9 to 15. The sales total is up 7.7% ...

James T. Barry Jr., longtime Milwaukee commercial real estate broker and investor, dies at 85  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Barry, chairman of The Barry Co., died Tuesday at the age of 85, according to an announcement from the firm.

Commercial Real-Estate Prices Stumble in Global Capitals  Wall Street Journal

Commercial-property prices in major cities around the world tumbled in the second quarter, amid signs of slower global growth and heightened trade tension ...

NYC Real Estate Brokers Are Already Exploiting A Perceived Loophole In New Rent Laws  Gothamist

An attorney for REBNY argued that the new law which limits application fees to no more than $20 contained "an area of debate."

Kanye West wants to be the “Henry Ford” of real estate. Here’s what he’s done so far  The Real Deal

During an episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” earlier this spring, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West addressed the rapper's intention to relocate ...

Mahoning Real Estate Sales, $100K+; August 2019

Board of Education Boardman Local Schools District to 201 McClurg LLC, 201 McClurg Rd., Youngstown, OH 44512, $335,500. Lori M. Armanini FKA Lori M.

Real Estate Insider: Why Bedrock's brokerage decision for Monroe Blocks is key  Crain's Detroit Business

The news last week that the building going on the former J.L. Hudson's department store site downtown may not end up being the tallest in the state after all was ...

A Star Swedish Designer Ventures Into Real Estate Projects  The New York Times

For Lotta Agaton, it's all in the details. “If we make an interior and then there's a cup of ugly pencils, then the whole thing is ruined.”

Tupperware Maker Seals Plans for Real Estate Project in Florida  CoStar Group

Major Mixed-Use Center Is in the Works Near Walt Disney World.

Listen: The legal battle over real estate commissions  Houston Chronicle

New lawsuits challenging how real estate commissions are structured could lead to a number of possible outcomes, including changes in how much home ...

Redfin's Plan to Disrupt Real Estate  Motley Fool

Redfin wants to make it easier to buy and sell homes online.

A Real Estate Market That Makes No Sense  Malibu Times

Every single year from 2012-18, about 250 homes sold in Malibu. For seven years in a row, the consistency was remarkable. Malibu real estate was ...

Bay Area real estate developer buys John's Pass, promises updates  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

A large portion of John's Pass has a new owner, the outspoken real estate tycoon Ben Mallah.

Real estate mogul Ben Mallah buys Marina at John’s Pass for $17.2 million  Tampa Bay Times

MADEIRA BEACH — Buffeted by storms and recession, the Marina at John's Pass is getting a new lease on life. Entrepreneur Ben Mallah paid $17.2 million ...

home | site map