Monthly Archives: November 2012

The New 3.8% Tax on Real Estate for Obama Care – Scenarios and Examples

November 2012.  From the “National Association of Realtors” Beginning January 1, 2013, a new 3.8 percent tax on some investment income will take effect. Since this new tax will affect some real estate transactions, it is important for REALTORS® to clearly … Continue reading

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DFW ranks No. 30 in lowest housing vacancy

November 26, 2012: More than 90 percent of housing in the Dallas-Fort Worth area is occupied, according to a recent report. On Numbers, a Business Journals feature, analyzed data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey for 109 markets. DFW ranked No. … Continue reading

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‘Which fund does best’ isn’t always best way to invest

Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 Shelly is a 30-something office manager in the Fort Worth area with a new retirement plan at work and a fear of investing in the market that is keeping her from putting anything into it. “I … Continue reading

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Multifamily Fundamentals Do Not Face a Cliff

Nov 13, 2012 Much has been written recently about potential risks to overbuilding in multifamily—in fact, I commented on this issue last April in my NREI column, but I noted that analyzing the supply side is not enough. Demand for apartments will remain … Continue reading

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Feng Shui Focus – MBK Homes taps into Asian home buyer demand with targeted marketing and design.

Nov 12, 2012 Rick Fletcher is really, really happy that MBK Homes decided not to name its Gardena, Calif., townhome project “Four Gardens.” “If we had, I wouldn’t be talking to you today” about how successful the community is, says Fletcher, vice … Continue reading

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Dogs are Apartment Owners’ Best Friends

November 7, 2012 The newest trend in must-have amenities? Apartment communities have gone to the dogs. A recent article from Wall Street Journal writer Dawn Wotapka highlights the growing trend in the multifamily industry of offering high-end pet amenities. It … Continue reading

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