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Client Appreciation Party 2017
Thank you for your support! Looking forward to 2018 Client Appreciation Party! 2017 party was truly a blast!
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We have this beautiful home just placed on the market yesterday. Interest rates still under 4%, but not for long. Thinking of buying, my advice to you is to do it now. Call my agent Felix Thompson regarding this immaculate home.
10 Biggest Threats Facing Real Estate
DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2017
Global uncertainty and political polarization are the top issues facing the housing industry in 2017 and 2018, according to The Counselors of Real Estate’s annual list of the Top 10 Issues Affecting Real Estate. The list was compiled using feedback from 1,100 real estate advisers from around the world who met at a recent CRE conference.
Many of the issues are interconnected and reflect disruption in the economy and multiple real estate sectors, says 2017 CRE Chairman Scott Muldavin. “Despite this unsettling environment, opportunity remains embedded in every issue on the list,” the CRE report notes. Here are the top 10 issues cited in the report.
1. Political polarization and global uncertainty. “Uncertainty about changes to trade, travel, and immigration policy threaten cross-border investing, hospitality properties, retail, and manufacturing supply chains, among other effects,” the report notes. “Rising interest rates and retail inflation will make middle-class homeownership that much more difficult. Longer-term implications could be much more severe, as polarization prevents long-term fixes to issues such as infrastructure, affordable housing, local and state pension liabilities, and education.”
2. The technology boom. An unprecedented wave of commercial real estate technology innovations are expected to change the way real estate is bought, sold, and managed. Investments in commercial real estate tech startups hit $2.7 billion in 2016. About 1,600 of these startups now exist worldwide. Robots, big data, autonomous vehicles, and online retail are also expected to have a major impact.
3. Generational disruption. “Boomers’ and millennials’ divergent views of where they live, work, and play increasingly impact the property markets,” the report notes. “The generations are crossing paths everywhere: in the workplace, in housing, and at the local bar and grill, intersecting and sharing spaces despite their often disparate priorities when it comes to the built environment.”
4. Retail disruption. “The trend toward transforming retail into ‘experiences’ continues to develop and is offsetting shrinkage in the physical bricks-and-mortar consumer-goods platform,” the report says. “‘Experiential’ retail drives customer traffic to a more diverse and highly participatory environment targeted to a variety of age groups and interests. This sector has transitioned into a kind of ‘Omni Channel’—encompassing e-commerce, reduced or repurposed physical elements, and a host of previously unforeseen spaces, both physical and virtual—with a current emphasis evolved from bricks-and-mortar shopping to the timely, efficient transfer of goods from source to inventory to consumer.”
5. Infrastructure investment. The private sector is directing significant funds to infrastructure projects, recognizing the need and long-term rewards of investing in roads, bridges, tunnels, ports, and airports. Investors now oversee $376 billion in U.S. infrastructure dollars. “It is clear that the need for infrastructure investment is critical,” the report says. “The movement of goods, which involves everything from ports to airports to warehouses to roads, highways and railroads, is further straining an aging and highly vulnerable interior framework. Add to this the need for pipelines, electricity transmission, and water distribution, and the immediacy of infrastructure needs becomes even more pronounced.”
6. Housing disparity. “Safe, decent, affordable housing has been shown to have a stabilizing effect on urban economies, crime, and public health,” according to the report. “A current lack of inventory has generated a spike in home prices and, as a result, declining affordability for many home buyers, particularly those in lower-income sectors. A critical disparity exists between housing needs and housing supply.” The report cites a growing affordability gap and limited availability of housing in locations with significant job growth, such as major cities and coastal regions.
7. Threats to the middle class. In 2007, the average middle-class income was $57,403. Now it hovers below inflation-adjusted levels from nearly two decades ago at $57,909. These income levels have yet to return to their pre-recession highs, and stagnant income growth will continue to press on the middle class.
8. Emerging role of healthcare in real estate. The nation spends more than $3 trillion each year on healthcare costs—about $10,000 per person—which is double the average for developed countries worldwide. “The real estate industry has emerged as a major player to cost-effectively improve people’s health,” the report notes. “Building occupants are increasingly demanding that the space they inhabit be designed, constructed, and operated in ways that advance positive health outcomes.” A growing focus on healthy buildings is emerging, as people spend about 90 percent of their time indoors. Research from the Mayo Clinic shows that healthcare contributes 20 percent to maintaining people’s health, while environmental and behavioral factors account for 40 percent.
9. Immigration. As the Trump administration seeks to enact more restrictive immigration laws, some housing leaders are growing concerned about labor shortages in homebuilding. Demographers note that immigrant groups are a source of household formation. “New immigrants tend to rent, boosting demand for multifamily housing, especially in gateway cities,” according to the report. “Recent surveys suggest that immigrant populations aspire to own homes and to move relatively freely from cities to suburbs and back in the search for employment. Labor mobility and homeownership rates will be constrained by limiting immigration.”
10. Climate change. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a report this year that shows sea level rises are expected to more than double from 2013 forecasts—to between 6.6 and 8.6 feet by 2100. “While a potential rise of sea level may seem far in the future, NOAA also estimates that annual frequencies of disruptive and damaging flooding would increase 25-fold with only a 14-inch increase in local sea level rise,” according to the report. “Major cities such as Miami, New York, New Orleans, Tampa, and Boston are projected to have the most costly problems, with South Florida and most coastal areas all exposed to differing levels of sea rise risk and cost. The implications of potential sea level rise and related flooding on real estate values is positioned to explode due to dramatic increases in the volume and accessibility of information on the consequences of sea rise.”
Source: “Political Polarization, Global Uncertainty Top CRE 2017-2018 Top 10 Issues Affecting Real Estate List,” The Counselors of Real Estate (June 14, 2017)
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So proud of my clients...God is in the blessing business. Mr. Williams purchased his home in Bryant, Ar.
Another Happy Client...Officially a Home Owner in the Tall Timber Subdivision, Little Rock, Ar.
Mr. Conley is officially a Homeowner. Purchased a beautiful home in Otter Creek Subdivision. The Midas Real Estate Group is SELLING homes throughout Little Rock one-by-one. Call us at 501-376-0497 with your real estate needs. Samella Robinson-Paulk
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We just put PJ'S Lounge in Pine Bluff, Arkansas on the market for sale. Over 22,000 sf w/pool. All your party/event in one place. One of the well known successful business establishment in the State of Arkansas. Facility is well maintained. Famous celebrities such as Johnny Taylor, Al Green, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Snoop Dogg, Tupac Shakur...just to name a few have performed at PJ'S. Please call my Sales Consultant; Felix Thompson, at 501-590-3459 for more information. Thanks!
Great Investment Property for $30,000. New roof & exterior freshly painted. Consist of 2 Bedrooms and 1 Full Bathroom. Currently tenant occupied...call me at 501-376-0497 for more information. Oh, by the way, I'm never to busy for your referrals!
Home for sale, minutes from Bass Pro Shops and the new Outlet Mall that is coming soon. Home is like new...Consist of 3 Bedrooms and 2 Baths, Built in 2009. Listed Price $123,000. Call me at 501-376-0497 for more information. Oh, by the way, I'm never to busy for your referrals!
Home is located only minutes from the Governor's Mansion area. Listed Price is $119,900.00...3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath w/carport. Home is totally remodeled inside/out. Call me at 501-376-0497 for additional information.
Enjoyed Church and Sunday School! Now enjoying God's creation right off my deck and excited about working with my God's sent clients this week. Success is already in order!
Nationwide Open House Extravaganza weekend of April 20 and 21. This will be the largest event ever, which is aimed to bring buyers and sellers and promoting the benefits of home ownership for families and communities.
Please contact me for more information. Interest rates are still LOW and I'm just a click away to help you with all your real estate needs. Thanks!
Freddie Mac said the mortgage rate on the 30-year loan dropped to 3.36% down from the previous week's rate of 3.40%, which was the lowest since long-term mortgages begin in the 1950's. My Family, this is the best time ever to purchase a home or refinance your current home. Why rent when you can own?? Call me anytime to discuss. Let's move FORWARD!
You're 1st to know...This beautiful home will hit the market on tomorrow, Friday September 21th. The home is located in Millers Crossing in Sherwood, AR. If you have any interests or have a family member or friend that is seeking to purchase in Sherwood, please give them my name and number and I will be happy to arrange a private showing. For more information... I'm just a phone call away. Thanks!
Coming and join me today at the Open House at 7 Mellwood, Little Rock, Ar from 2:00 - 4:00. Beautiful home over 2300 sf with 2.5 acres, great for entertaining. Plenty room for family reunions or weddings. It's a paradise!
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Dear Arkansas Family & Friends,
Pulaski County Property Taxes are scheduled to be reaassessed this year and many of you have already received your notices from the county. As you know you can appeal your notice of value to the county for reconsideration. If you would like to speak with someone at the Pulaski County Assessor' office, please call any of the following numbers: 501-340-3305, 501-340-3306 or 501-340-8817.
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Get a REALTOR
More than 2 million people in the United States have earned real estate licenses. However, real estate is a tough business with a steep dropout rate, and the result is that only a small percentage of those with licenses actively help buyers and sellers.
The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) includes 1 million brokers and salespeople, individuals bound together with a strong Code of Ethics, extensive training opportunities and a wealth of community information. NAR members are routinely active in PTAs, local government committees and a variety of neighborhood organizations. Being actively involved in community affairs provides REALTORS® with a better understanding of the area in which they are selling.
Buying and selling real estate is a complex matter. At first it might seem that by checking local picture books or online sites you could quickly find the right home at the right price.
But a basic rule in real estate is that all properties are unique. No two properties -- even two identical models on the same street -- are precisely and exactly alike. Homes differ and so do contract terms, financing options, inspection requirements and closing costs. Also, no two transactions are alike.
In this maze of forms, financing, inspections, marketing, pricing and negotiating, it makes sense to work with professionals who know the community and much more. Those professionals are the local REALTORS® who serve your area.
How do you choose?
In every community you're likely to find a number of realty brokerages. Because there is heated competition, local REALTORS® must fight hard to succeed in your community.
The best place to find a local REALTOR® is from REALTOR.com's® extensive listing of community professionals and properties. Other sources include open houses, local advertising, Web sites, referrals from other REALTORS®, recommendations from neighbors and suggestions from lenders, attorneys, financial planners and CPAs. The experiences and recommendations of past clients can be invaluable.
In many cases buyers will interview several REALTORS® before selecting one professional with whom to work. These interviews represent a good opportunity to consider such issues as training, experience, representation and professional certifications.
What should you expect when you work with a REALTOR®?
Once you select a REALTOR® you will want to establish a proper business relationship. You likely know that some REALTORS® represent sellers while others represent buyers. Each REALTOR® will explain the options available, describe how he or she typically works with individuals and provide you with complete agency disclosures (the ins and outs of your relationship with the agent) as required in your state.
Once hired for the job, the REALTOR® will provide you with information detailing current market conditions, financing options and negotiating issues that might apply to a given situation. Remember: Because market conditions can change and the strategies that apply in one negotiation may be inappropriate in another, this information should not be set in stone. During your time in the marketplace REALTORS® will keep you updated and alert you to each step in the transaction process.
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