Real Estate Crowd Funding Emerging as Strategy to Acquire Shopping Centers

A new Los Angeles-based online real estate crowd funding company, Realty Mogul, has emerged as a new option for investors to obtain the necessary funds for commercial property purchases. The company allows like-minded investors interested in private real estate investments to pool funds to raise equity capital needed to complete purchases. The Barstow Shopping Center

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Foreclosures in LA County Return to Pre-Recession Numbers

Signs continue to emerge that the worst period of California’s real estate crisis has passed. Foreclosure activity has now returned to pre-recession numbers. The steadily improving economy coupled with a rise in housing prices has led to a foreclosure activity stall. DataQuick reports during the period of January through March, 19,215 default notices were issued

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2014 Real Estate Forecast for Office, Multifamily, Retail, and Industrial Properties

Integra Realty Resources (IRR) has released their annual commercial real estate forecast highlighting expected trends for office, multifamily, retail, and industrial property types. This report examines real estate valuation, investments, and expected leasing trends that could occur in the aforementioned areas. IRR estimates that all real property values will increase over the next three years.

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Lenders took hold of fewer homes nationwide for the month of January

Completed foreclosures dipped 40 percent for the month of January, dipping 4 percent from December 2013. Despite this promising figure, many states such as New York, Oklahoma, Connecticut, and New Jersey still posted high foreclosure rates. This considerable dip can be attributed to a rebounding economy after continuous declines in the immediate years following the

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Buildings Increase Prices

Builders nationwide are initiating higher prices for new construction. A recent survey distributed by John Burns Real Estate Consulting Inc., saw twenty-four percent of 231 builders citing raised prices for December 2013. Those builders who lowered prices fell 8 percent in December 2013, a significant change from a 12 percent increase of prices in October

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