Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Real Estate Market Outlets

When looking through different real estate news sources, it is tough to sort through the clutter and decipher what stories, market predictions and real estate predictions are credible and respected.  I've gone through and made a list of the most respected and trusted real estate market news outlets for that very reason.

  1. CNN - The real estate section in CNN Money offers reliable and up to date statistics from real estate markets across the world. 
  2. Realty Times - Providing meticulous state-by-state market conditions reports that are updated fairly frequently.
  3. Reuters - Great up to date information.  I do wish their website layout was a bit nicer.
  4. Wall Street Journal - Offers real estate news and reports as well as a property search tool for home buyers.
  5. Realtor - Strong focus on global real estate market conditions.

If you think there should be another real estate news source on the list, I would love to hear your opinion.  The list always has room to grow!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Bellingham Real Estate

PUGET SOUND AND THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS AT SUNSET...Image via WikipediaThe town of Bellingham WA sits on the upper left corner of the state and is the last major city of America's Pacific coastline before entering into Canada.  Just west of the town is the north Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands, which offer picturesque views and gorgeous scenery especially at sunset.  To the east are the snow-capped Mount Baker and North Cascade mountains, which offer great activities for the outdoorsy type including hiking, skiing and of course, natural beauty.

Bellingham is a great place for those who want to escape the city life and get away from it all, but the city isn't all that far from "it all".  The city sits approximately 90 miles from Seattle and only 50 miles from Vancouver.  Both cities offering a variety of attractions and activities perfect for a day or weekend trip.

Bellingham is a great town for any demographic, and the Washington Post has ranked Bellingham as the #2 city in the United States for Fostering Entrepreneurial Businesses.  To top it off, housing market in the area is as good as it's ever been for home buyers!  If you're looking to move to the area, take a look at some great new Bellingham Homes.  You can also set up your own automated real estate search throughout Whatcom and Skagit Counties.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Naples Real Estate

Official seal of Naples, FloridaImage via WikipediaAs I sit huddled around my heater on a cold grey Oregon winter day, I like to dream of living in the always hot and sunny state of Florida.  I do not have the option or willpower to pack up my bags and move to the sunshine state, but if you do take a look at one of the "hotter" places to live in Florida at the moment.

Although Florida real estate has seen their ups and downs, one of the towns on the turnaround seems to be the Naples real estate market. According to a report from Collier officials, the housing market in the Naples area, housing market conditions seem to have made large improvements from 2010 and houses are being built in the surrounding areas to accompany the expected increase of house buyers.

If you are actually thinking about moving and are considering Naples, browse through some Naples homes for sale, and see what you can find! There are many real estate companies in the area, but I would recommend The Harris - Peppe Team.  They are down to earth, friendly and always willing to sit down and determine real estate solutions that are aligned with your specific needs.

If you know of any booming or upbeat local real estate markets at the moment, let me know, I would love to learn about them!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Real Estate News - January 2012

English:Image via WikipediaI was recently reading through some real estate articles that covered a topics in the local Oregon area and on a national and international scale.  I thought they were interesting, so I wanted to share them with the world! Let me know what you think of them, always love to hear any input!

Oregon Coast A Buyers Market
Foreclosures 15% of Oregon's Market
Global Real Estate Market Expected to Reach $24.7 Trillion
Maine's Real Estate Industry Slowly Recovering
Local Real Estate Market Still Troubled