Monthly Archives: April 2014

Switching to LED Bulbs

LEDs are energy-efficient. In fact, they consume even less power than CFLs. However, they are not exactly cheap. Most people are aware of the energy saving benefits of LEDs, but price is the biggest deterrent for them. It is true […]

Big Data Adoption: Opportunities & Challenges

Though there is widespread acknowledgment about the many advantages associated with big data, some skewed and somewhat volatile trends have surfaced. Many real estate organizations are trying to “sample” big data. Some firms hire a data solutions provider for a […]

What to Consider When Investing in a Condo

Interested in purchasing a condominium? There are quite a few things you need to consider before plunking down your cash. The Site Matters Agreed, you have heard this before. When it comes to real estate, nothing is more important than […]

What Measures are Required to Encourage Private Insurers to Provide Flood...

Private insurers want to provide flood insurance. However, neither the political administration in the US nor the consumers seem to be interested in full-cost based insurance plans. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has run up a debt of $24 […]

New Qualified Mortgage Rules

The federal government has implemented the new Qualified Mortgage (QM) rules. The implementation of these rules poses many challenges for lenders as they now have to tighten their underwriting norms. On the other hand, borrowers may hardly notice any difference. […]

Everything You Need to Know About Roof Repair

  Roof problems need to be fixed before they get worse. If you wait too long, you will have to get a new roof. How to detect roof problems You might have already noticed signs of dampness, or water leaking […]

Big Data Strategy Tips for Real Estate Businesses

Big data has been largely acknowledged by real estate businesses. They understand that a data centric approach is the only cost-effective and result oriented solution to survive and flourish in a very competitive marketplace. Here, we will talk about some […]

Home Flipping: What You Should Know

Many real estate investors make a living by flipping homes. However, unless you choose the property wisely, you may end up making losses. How to start The first step is to find a home that has some value. You also […]

All About Adjustable Mortgages

An ARM or an adjustable mortgage has a fixed rate of interest during the initial period of the loan. This initial period can range between one month and 7 or more years. When the initial period expires, the interest rate […]