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Zilbert Brings $6.75M Miami Beach Marina Townhome to Real Estate Market

Miami Beach, FL (PRWEB) November 17, 2011

Zilbert Realty Group, a premium real estate brokerage firm based in Miami Beach, Florida, announced today the availability of a 3000 square-foot townhome along South Beach’s famed marina.

Priced at $ 6.75M, the townhome is a three-story, all-glass structure with dramatic marina views, spacious terraces and private access. The home features a large open floorplan on the first level, with an entire second level dedicated to the master suite. A third level creates a private living space with access to a roof terrace. Design features include a floating staircase between the three levels, specialized antique wood flooring and a private two-car garage. The master suite has two sets of bathrooms and walk-in closets. The home’s designer used premium materials and fixtures throughout the property.

This property is part of the Murano at Portofino condo complex, located at 1000 South Pointe Drive in Miami Beach. The townhome sits adjacent to the condo tower, in a separated structure.

ABOUT ZILBERT REALTY GROUP

Zilbert Realty Group is a real estate brokerage firm that specializes in upscale properties in and around Miami Beach. With annual sales of $ 165M, the company is one of Miami’s fastest-growing luxury real estate brokerages. The firm caters to both local and international customers, and offers services in many different languages. Its professional and licensed real estate sale staff has one of the highest per-agent-average-sales in Miami’s real estate industry. It’s award-winning website (http://www.zilbert.com) receives over 50,000 visitors each month. The firm will be opening the first Zilbert Realty Store, a retail real estate concept store, in early 2012.

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Mallorca Continues Growing in Popularity – Mallorca Luxury Estate Establishes UK Office to Support Increased Demand

London, UK (PRWEB) April 3, 2006

Mallorca Luxury Estate, the leading independent real estate company in Mallorca, today announced the opening of an office in London, the UK. Mallorca Luxury Estate has previously serviced the UK out of their office in Mallorca. With the opening of a London office, access for UK and Irish clients to the rapidly developing property market in Mallorca will be hugely improved.

“We have seen significant growth in demand from the UK and Irish market for both investment properties as well as for second homes in Mallorca. The opening of our new office in London will enable us to provide a faster and better service to our UK clients,” said Petra Lavin, CEO of Mallorca Luxury Estate. The breathtaking range of properties include exquisitely refurbished country houses and magnificent estates as well as villas, penthouses, apartments and golf properties priced from €150,000 up to €25 million. Several properties are bespoke offerings and not listed on any websites. By offering English-speaking in-house mortgage brokers and legal advisers, Mallorca Luxury Estate can assure UK clients peace of mind coupled with a simple and straightforward purchase.

Ann Adenius who will manage the UK operation is an international executive with more than 20 years’ experience in hotel and real estate sales and marketing gained from senior management positions at British Airways, Disneyland Paris, Elegant Hotels, Indigo Real Estate and Caribbean Property Investors.

“Easy-to-reach, high-quality properties, great climate and diverse landscape with stunning beaches and mountains means that Mallorca is fast becoming a very sought after destination. Many of our clients are choosing Mallorca in preference to mainland Spain and the south of France. Bearing in mind what the entire island has to offer, from Palma’s cosmopolitan allure to the wildest rural isolation, it is easy to see why” said Ann Adenius.

Among the interesting developments represented by Mallorca Luxury Estate are

Preconstruction Networks, a Division of Adache Real Estate, Plans a Sales Mission in Venezuela

Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) June 27, 2006

Preconstruction Networks, a division of Adache Real Estate LLC continues to aggressively engage its real estate network by orchestrating a sales mission to Venezuela in order to engage face to face with many of the top Venezuelan real estate professionals. The sales mission will take place in June of 2006 for a period of several days. The agenda consists of meetings and presentations, which will highlight lucrative projects the company is currently focusing on.

Preconstruction Networks, a Division of Adache Real Estate, will Host a Significantly Large Event in Bogot

Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) July 29, 2006

Preconstruction Networks, a division of Adache Real Estate LLC, continues to aggressively engage its international real estate network by planning and hosting a significantly large event and series of events to be held in Bogot

Foreclosure Auctions Red Hot as Real Estate Auction Giant REDC Launches 5-Day FLA Event

Irvine, CA (Vocus) May 22, 2010

For the second time in a month, and for the sixth time this year, REDC, the nation’s leading real estate auction company, returns to Florida to launch a five-day auction series featuring 350 new foreclosures in Orlando, Miami, Ft Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Ft. Myers, Tampa, Jacksonville, including several million-dollar properties.

REDC has auctioned a U.S.- leading 15,500 properties for $ 700 million so far this year – including 1,650 in Florida for $ 76.3M — and is in the midst of a record 125 auctions in 65 days.

Media is welcome to preview and cover the auctions. Media may shoot video/photos of any foreclosure prior to or after the auctions. Media may interview prospective first-time homebuyers prior to an auction at the properties they intend to bid on. At the auctions, there will be great visuals and photo opps for you as a majority of the foreclosures are expected to sell, many to first-time homebuyers. All bidders are available to interview.

“These auctions will fuel the Florida economy,” says REDC CEO Jeff Frieden. “When a house sits vacant, no one is paying a mortgage, property taxes, nor gas, electric and water bills — all of which hurts the local and national economy. But when REDC put a family into a home, they’re paying a mortgage, property taxes, gas, electric and water bills, and they’re creating jobs by hiring landscapers, painters and electricians – all of which fuels the economy.”

Auction schedule:

Orlando Saturday May 22 at 9:30 a.m. at Orlando World Center Marriott;

Miami Sunday May 23 at 9:30 a.m. Miami Beach Convention Center;

Ft. Myers Monday May 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Harborside Events Center;

Tampa Tuesday May 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Tampa Convention Center;

Jacksonville Wednesday May 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Prime Osborn Convention Center.

Best auction deals include:

5124 Tuscan Oak Dr Orlando, FL 32839 — 2285 sq ft house previously valued to $ 340K that has a starting auction bid of $ 89K;

14109 Pipevine Ct Winter Garden, FL 34787 — 2961 sq ft 10 room house previously valued to $ 574K that has a starting auction bid of $ 89K;

505 N Ft Lauderdale Bch #701 Ft Lauderdale, FL 33304 — 1308 sq ft house previously valued to $ 1.1M that has a starting auction bid of $ 199K;

6986 Spyglass Ave Parkland, FL 33076 – 3811 sq ft house previously valued to $ 750K that has a starting auction bid of $ 99K;

20300 Ne 10 Ct Rd Miami, FL 33179 — 1908 sq ft 6 room house previously valued to $ 400K that has a starting auction bid of $ 69K;

9233 Aviano Dr Ft Myers, FL 33913 — 1174 sq ft house previously valued to $ 232K that has a starting auction bid of $ 59K;

8799 Spring Mountain Way Ft Myers, FL 33908 – 1654 sq ft house previously valued to $ 220K that has a starting auction bid of $ 29K;

10032 Tranquility Way Tampa, FL 33625 — 1908 sq ft 8 room house previously valued to $ 179K that has a starting auction bid of $ 29K;

11201 Cedar Hollow Ln Tampa, FL 33618 — 1481 sq ft townhouse previously valued to $ 216K that has a starting auction bid of $ 19K;

1605 Lorimier Rd Jacksonville, FL 32207 — 2046 sq ft that has a starting auction bid of $ 99K;

12659 Ashglen Dr N Jacksonville, FL 32224 – 1639 sq ft previously valued to $ 214K that has a starting auction bid of $ 49K;

To see all properties, go to REDC’s web site, http://www.Auction.com.

“Last month in Florida, the public walked away with great deals,” Frieden says. “New homebuyers, investors and homebuyers looking to upgrade to a bigger property for a small mortgage payment, bought some beautiful properties.”

In Orlando, for instance, 2558 Robert Trent Jones Dr #1415 Orlando, FL 32835 sold for $ 22,500 — 92% less than its previous high value of $ 254K; 9157 Lee Vista Blvd #203 Orlando, FL 32829 sold for $ 25K — 82% less than its previous high value of $ 135K; 321 Valley Dr Longwood, FL 32779 sold for $ 157,500 — 68% less than its previous high $ 370K value.

In Miami, the best deals were 2121 Ne 168 St #11 Miami, FL 33162, which sold for $ 22,500 – 87% less than its previous high value of $ 165K; 12833 Sw 20th Ter Miami, FL 33175 sold for $ 154,875 – 78% less than its previous high value of $ 680K; 1800 Ne 114th St #807-808 Miami, FL 33181 sold for $ 102,375 – 67% less than its previous high value of $ 309K;

Ft. Myers Deals of the Day: 10410 Carolina Willow Ft Myers, FL 33913 sold for $ 166,950 – 52% less than its previous high $ 342,750 value; 2612 Windwood Pl Cape Coral, FL 33991 sold for $ 223K – 60% less than its previous high valued of $ 542K; 12640 Equestrian Circle Unit 1907 Ft Myers, FL 33907 sold for $ 26K – 87% less than its previous high value of $ 197K; 2223 Sw 28 Ter Cape Coral, FL 33914 sold for $ 120,750 – 79% less than its previous value of $ 563K;

Tampa: 6907 20th St. Tampa sold for just $ 25K — 85% less than its previous high value of $ 160K; 6607 N Elizabeth St Tampa sold for just $ 28,500 — 77% less than its previous high $ 120K value; 10113 Lake Oak Cir

Tampa sold for $ 40K — 75% less than its previous high $ 155K value.

Jacksonville: 1631 N Market St Jacksonville, FL 32206 sold for $ 61,950 — 73% less than its previous high value of $ 156K; 7701 Timberlin Park Blvd #1522 Jacksonville, FL 32256 sold for just $ 35K — 73% less than its previous high $ 126K value; 403 W 17th St Jacksonville, FL 32206 sold for $ 20K — 72% less than its previous high $ 70K value.

“2010 is The Year of the Foreclosure,” Frieden says, referring to the three to seven million foreclosures hitting the market this year, double from 2009. “The market is white hot. The demand is there. So is the inventory.”

The dismal state of foreclosures in the U.S. and Florida is staggering. The State Foreclosure Prevention Working Group, which is made up of state banking regulators and attorneys general, released a report that reports, “Despite efforts of servicers, homeowners, and the government, the foreclosure crisis continues to worsen. These signs point to more foreclosures in 2010 than in 2009.”

In response to the millions of foreclosures hitting the market, REDC ramped up operations to auction bank-owned residential homes and condos, commercial buildings and notes in more than 47 states, both in live auctions and online. Thousands of these foreclosures will change hands through REDC’s auctions, which directly impacts the local and national economy by helping to minimize the ramifications of another economic crash. REDC auctions have emerged as a hot new trend in home buying and investing, whether it’s residential, commercial real estate or notes.

Since its launch in 1990, REDC has helped tens of thousands of families and individuals purchase homes for affordable prices through its unique auction process, establishing the company as the global leader in real estate auction marketing.

“REDC’s real estate auctions have gained tremendous popularity among buyers and sellers in today’s market,” Frieden says. “In fact, the real estate auction industry now plays a major role in property sales in the U.S. As a result, REDC has helped make auctions a preferred choice over conventional, time-consuming and expensive real estate sales methods.”

REDC also conducts commercial and notes auctions, which can also be viewed at http://www.Auction.com. REDC’s headquarters are in Irvine, California with offices in Dallas and New York.

Rick Weinberg | Public Relations

Real Estate Disposition LLC| http://www.AUCTION.com

Rickw(at)REDCgroup(at)com

Direct/Fax: (949) 639-3558 / Mobile: (949) 648-3815

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Buyers Look to LFC.com for Best Deals on Commercial Real Estate and Land Across the Country

Newport Beach, CA (Vocus) December 7, 2010

If there is one thing for certain in today’s unpredictable real estate market, it is that there is no shortage of investment opportunities for buyers to consider. However, the unsteady marketplace makes it difficult to determine what price constitutes a real deal. As a result, savvy buyers have migrated to online auction websites such as LFC.com, where low minimum bids give them a chance to name their own price in a fair and transparent auction process.

“With so much volatility in the market, it takes a unique, alternative solution to help buyers and sellers find common ground,” said LFC’s Director of Sales Shawn Miller. “People come to LFC.com for several reasons: our diverse offering of properties and land, the assurance of dealing with a motivated seller, and the convenience of being able to easily conduct research and submit bids from their own computer.”

Sellers, says Miller, are drawn to LFC by the company’s proven history of success, which includes auction marketing campaigns for such major companies as Coca-Cola Enterprises, St. Joe Company and Adelphia Communications Corporation as well as a number of financial institutions, both large and small.

Currently, there are dozens of online auctions for properties located across the country on LFC.com, from residential development land in Reno, Nevada to a restaurant in Stoughton, Wisconsin, and even several resort condominiums in Big Sky, Montana. Other auction properties include:

NJ Real Estate Leader Leverages Internet Marketing to Build Powerful Lead Machine

Middletown, NJ (Vocus) August 3, 2010

When it comes to marketing, real estate agent Chris Walsh considers himself fairly knowledgeable. But he never anticipated just how powerful an effect online could have on the growth of his sales group, Team Chris Walsh, operating out of his top producing Middletown-based agency, RE/MAX The Real Estate Leaders.

Says Walsh, “I had a pretty strong base knowledge — conceptually, I understood the type of marketing we needed and how it was all content driven, but needed help in exactly how to structure that content.”

Unfortunately, he could never find the right agency partner to deliver the support he needed. “We’d worked with marketing agencies in the past who just couldn’t deliver.”

Enter CMDS, a Middletown-based internet marketing services company and a former neighbor in Team Walsh’s Tindall Road office building. “We had actually spoken with CMDS a few years ago, but never pulled the trigger on a marketing plan. They had a lot of good ideas, but I was hesitant based on poor past experience with other firms,” explains Walsh.

A member of Team Chris Walsh worked with CMDS on the purchase of a new headquarters building, and kept Walsh in the loop on the firm’s growth. “She was so enthusiastic, always telling me how well they were doing, I thought, ‘These guys must be doing something right, it’s worth revisiting the conversation.’’’

In 2009, Walsh took the leap and engaged CMDS. “They took our existing site and did a complete overhaul of the infrastructure. Internally, they did a lot of production work — adding new pages and features like a blog, inquiry forms, and calls to action on every page. Once the infrastructure was in place, CMDS brought us in and explained exactly what we needed in terms of content and how to develop it.”

Working together, CMDS and Team Chris Walsh launched a site marketing campaign in late December 2009. Within weeks, the program had far exceeded Walsh’s expectations.

“Lead generation took off,” Walsh says, adding that he had to staff up with agents who were prepared to handle the volume of leads. “Some of them were saying, ‘It’s too much, you have to pass these leads to the next guy.’ What they didn’t understand was that they were the next guy,” he laughs.

By May, Team Chris Walsh had achieved a 668.74% increase in visitors — nearly 4400 a month — when compared to the same period in 2009. But as Walsh explains, ““What you have to understand that it’s not just a 600% increase in activity on the site; our conversion rates have gone through the roof.”

As a result, the agency tightened up its lead protocol to work as efficiently as possible. Says Walsh, “Because of the high volume of qualified leads continuously generated by the site, we’re working all the time to improve our process. For example, we recently met with CMDS to fine-tune our inquiry system. They listened to our concerns and suggested the addition of an ‘opt out’ feature for people who want to browse the site but don’t wish to be contacted. As a result, the quality of our leads is better than ever.”

Walsh recognizes the importance of fresh content for keeping his site rankings high. To date, Team Walsh has written hundreds of articles on topics ranging from renter’s insurance to feng shui.

The results speak for themselves. “About two months into the marketing campaign, we were on page 20 of Google for a particular search term. That has steadily risen, and today we’re on page one — higher than companies with dozens of offices and entire full-time marketing teams. To outperform them in a little more than six months is pretty impressive.”

He continues, “Working with CMDS, it’s been a constant climb forward, and I definitely foresee us continuing our efforts. I’d love to multiply my staff by three or four times and our online business by 300-400% as well. My only regret is that I didn’t call CMDS and get started a year earlier!”

ABOUT TEAM CHRIS WALSH

RE/MAX’s Team Chris Walsh specializes in all aspects of nj real estate, including both conventional and short sale transactions, and caters to each client by providing them with a highly trained agent that specializes in their particular real estate need. Specialties include, but are not limited to, first time home buyers, FHA buyers, short sale listings, luxury home buyers, new construction, green building, builder listings, rentals, and specific areas of New Jersey. Reach Team Chris Walsh at (732) 933-0200 or visit http://www.teamchriswalsh.com.

ABOUT INTERNET MARKETING COMPANY CMDS

CMDS is an award-winning online marketing agency, web design company and SEO company dedicated to generating leads for businesses. Services include website design, online advertising, marketing services and search engine optimization. To learn more, visit http://www.cmdsonline.com or call (732) 706-5555

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Carson Dunlop Launches Seven New Continuing Education Courses for Real Estate Professionals

(PRWEB) November 18, 2011

Carson Dunlop Continuing Education launched seven new online educational courses to help real estate professionals meet their ongoing educational requirements. The richly illustrated courses provide real estate professionals with clear, simple information on how the major components of a home function and operate.

?Our philosophy of taking complex technical information and making it elegantly simple holds true for the seven new continuing education courses we released,? commented Brian Bell, Vice President of Business Development. ?Our continuing education course line-up of 19 strong, provides real estate professionals with the technical knowledge and expertise to better educate their customers when buying or selling a home.? added Mr. Bell.

The new courses offered by Carson Dunlop include:

Real Estate Author Mark Nash’s 1001 Tips for Buying and Selling a Home is a Classic*

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 9, 2006

Nash’s fourth real estate book working as a real estate broker in Chicago are the foundation for his consumer-centric real estate perspective which has been featured on ABC-TV, CBS The Early Show, Bloomberg TV, CNN-TV, Chicago Sun Times & Tribune, Fidelity Investor’s Weekly, Dow Jones Market Watch, HGTV.com, MSNBC.com, The New York Times, Realty Times, Universal Press Syndicate and USA Today.

Savvy tips from someone that knows first-hand the questions home buyers and sellers want answered in a just-the-facts-please format for time-starved consumers. No millionaire in this books title which features all the nuts and bolts of residential real estate from surfing Internet home sites to closing or escrow. A handy desk reference for editors and producers who need a go-to resource.

The author is a contributing columnist to http://www.realtytimes.com, http://www.realtor.org, http://www.brokeragent.news , and http://www.principalbroker.com . His to-the-point tips stretch from “What’s In, what’s out with homebuyers in 2006″ to “Foreclosures are not the next generation for property flippers”. Not shy to address the changing brokerage world or advise home sellers to have a new attitude concerning pricing their home in 2006, Nash is known as “Hints by Heloise of Real Estate.”

A sample of Nash’s just-the-facts for home buyers and sellers in 2006.

-Low-ball offers. Offer over 87% of list if you serious, otherwise you will alienate the seller early on in negotiations.

-Homebuyers looking to purchase in over-heated markets should consider how much current prices have risen over the last year, two-years and five years. Contrast those rates with the potential pool of buyers to pay future prices along the same rates in the same markets. Will the local economy and personal income increases support spiraling home prices? Here’s the bottom-line, are you willing to pay your projected appreciated sale price when you go to sell?

-Foreclosed homes are not always bargains. According to industry sources foreclosed properties don’t sell for significantly less than other homes in most U.S. markets. If your in a high demand market don’t expect steep discounts. Don’t forget to factor in major repairs and minor improvements that foreclosed homes need. If owners couldn’t pay the mortgage, they couldn’t afford the maintenance, and often trash the homes in retaliation.

-Rooms need design basics for functional elegance. Group accessories together. Don’t spread like-kind decorative objects around a room. Place collections together to give them more visual power. If you have a chair it needs a table next to it and a lamp, so it is a cozy reading station. Artwork should be streamlined and focused for impact. Hang artwork close together instead of scattering around a room. Keep the range of colors in a room tight. Too many colors is distracting and not inviting, you want buyers to linger.

-Place a classified ad on your local Craig’s List. Many first-time buyers search this popular directory of rental and purchase homes. You’ll be amazed at how many inquiries you receive from devotees to this list.

-Sellers set home prices. Wrong, not in 2006. Sellers and their real estate agents can set value parameters, but sold comparable’s are based on what the buyer perceived as a fair market price.

-Off-beat locations such as busy streets, corner lots, noisy trains and jets will be more difficult to sell to choosy buyers. Buyers want quiet, middle of the block locations away from busy intersections and train tracks, both commuter and freight lines. You might get a discount when you buy for a second rate location, but it’s one thing you’ll never be able to improve.

-The certificate of occupancy. All new construction and any renovation that requires a building permit must have a certificate of occupancy issued before it is habitable. Your mortgage lender will require one from the developer if you are purchasing new construction prior to closing on your loan.

-Cracked heat exchangers on furnaces indicate that it’s a health issue and time for a new furnace. Home builders, owners and developers can put in lower-quality and under-sized furnaces that can have prematurely cracked or damaged heat exchangers. If your home inspector finds one, you better plan on replacing the furnace. From a safety standpoint cracked heat exchangers emit dangerous gases into a home.

-Acquire a blank copy of the local real estate contract and review before you sign one. Most local real estate boards have a form contract that has blanks for contract price, terms and conditions. You will feel more confident if you review a real estate contract long before you are asked to sign one. Ask your real estate agent for a blank contract after your first meeting. If you have questions about the contract ask your attorney to review it with you.

-Before your open house ask your agent or visit some other open houses in your community to see how many people attend. It’s hard to predict how many will show and what they’ll eat or drink. The weather and time of day will surly impact how little or much you need to prepare.

-Don’t gossip about the previous homeowners, you might not know if the new owners still talk with them. Or gossip about others in the neighborhood. Let new owners make their own decisions.

-Feel free to open cabinets and closets. Homeowners and realty agents expect open house guests to investigate built-in cabinets and closets, built-in being the key word. If your in doubt remember built-in yes, otherwise no. In doubt ask the host or hostess.

-Existing home cost versus new construction. Research by residential real estate industry sources concur that a newly constructed home can cost up to 20% more than a comparable existing home. The added cost reflects current land, building materials and labor costs versus the cost basis for a home even one year old. Study appreciation and market conditions to determine if you sell your home within two years or less if these factors will cover your sales costs. Buyers looking at your home might consider it over-priced relative to a home built as recently as 3-5 years ago based on square footage comparisons and original cost basis.

-Forget high-heels. Spiked heels on shoes can easily dent bamboo and other softer wood floors. Plus if you got into the yard to take a look at the roof you might end up aerating the lawn.

*Best L..A. Real Estate Blog, Podcast, “Easy Way to Review”-New York Times, Featured on HGTV.com

For a review copy of 1001 Tips for Buying and Selling a Home, or for direct access contact author Mark Nash at 773-728-8210.

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