pugul

36 Flips | 5 Magazines | 3 Likes | 2 Following | @pugul | Keep up with pugul on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “pugul”

1031 Exchange Rules Every Real Estate Investor Should Know

Taxes rarely make for exciting reading material, but if you own an investment property, there's at least one set of IRS regulations you absolutely will want to understand: 1031 exchange rules. Why? Because normally when you sell an investment property for more than what you paid for it, you'd have …

How Much Home Can I Afford? Find That Magic Number Here

Long before you start asking yourself what <i>type</i> of house you want -- condo or house? Craftsman or Ranch style? -- you should ask yourself a more pragmatic question: How much home can I afford?<p>After all, it's no secret that your dream home can quickly turn into a living nightmare if you're struggling …

Texas real estate market rakes in billions from international buyers

Lone Star properties are hot commodities for buyers across the globe. The 2016 Texas International Homebuyers report, released earlier this month by …

11 Reasons Why Everyone Wants to Move to Texas

By Frank Holmes <i><br>CEO and Chief Investment Officer<br>U.S. Global Investors</i><p>As a “Tex-Can”—born in Canada, lived in Texas the past 26 years—I’m so blessed to …

Family-owned Highland Homes has grown to be one of the country’s top private builders

During the last few years, mergers and acquisitions have led to consolidation in the homebuilding industry, increasing the number of big nationwide …

Real Estate

North Texas home prices, sales set new records in May

North Texas home prices jumped by 14 percent in May – one of the largest year-over-year gains ever for the area.<p>Median home sales prices hit a record …

Real Estate

Why Your Rent is More Expensive Than Ever

If your rent is taking up the majority of your monthly income, you’re not alone. In fact, about one quarter of leaseholders say their rent is totally unaffordable or just borderline affordable — meaning they only sometimes struggle to scrape together payments.<p>Even so, Americans aren’t shortsighted. …

Dallas market defies trends in race between rent and home value increases

Rent increases are outpacing home values in many cities across the country, but here in Dallas-Fort Worth, it’s the other way around: According to …

Good news: U.S. economy adds 223,000 jobs

America can breathe a sigh of relief. The economy is improving with the spring weather.<p>The U.S. added223,000 jobs in April, a healthy pick up after a disappointing March and about in line with what economists surveyed by CNNMoney projected.<p>April's strong job gains reflect a trend the country saw …

Housing shortage puts the pinch on Dallas-area homebuyers

5 tips for buying a home in Dallas' overheated housing market<p>Line up your finances in advance<br>• Pre-qualify for a loan<br>• Write a personal letter<br>• Prepare to …

Top 5 Hottest U.S. Housing Markets Announced, Denver Leads List

Based on a new report by Irvine-based <i>Auction.com</i>, Denver is the top dog in 2015 for being the best U.S. housing market in 2015 for single-family home …

It's Almost Impossible to Buy a House in Dallas

Last year, Rick Smith put his family's house in suburban Dallas on the market, hoping to find a new home close to better schools and the city's …

Real Estate

How real estate agents can get unlimited direct mail advertising for free (Part 1)

I discovered the single greatest advertising method for significantly increasing your exposure while greatly reducing your advertising budget — or …

Real-Estate Agents Ride High Again

This is turning out to be a pretty nice time to be a residential real-estate agent. As the housing market recovers, average income has been rising …

Dallas-Fort Worth apartment residents are paying more than ever for rent

Dallas-Fort Worth apartment renters just can’t catch a break.<p>In January, effective rents in the area were more than 5 percent higher than a year ago, …

Real Estate

Why Dallas for Real Estate Startups?

At Criterion.B, we like to stay well-versed in the startup industry, seeing how technology innovation is impacting the commercial real estate (CRE) …

Top 5 Job Growth Cities in US

<b>“Absolutely Phenomenal”</b><p>The Dallas-Fort Worth area added more jobs than any other metropolitan area in 2014, a feat it hadn’t achieved in at least two …

Pricing

Company Solutions<p>REsource offers several discounted content packages for your business needs. Company executives looking to offer content to your …

Prices

Pixie's new Bluetooth beacons make it harder for you to lose your stuff

Each beacon will last 18 months, and they are water-resistant and UV-coated to protect the radios, circuitry, and processor inside. They work up to 50 feet from your phone indoors and 150 feet outdoors — all with an accuracy of under a foot. "It's not a proximity device. We're actually measuring …

Big price gains, short supply set tone for Dallas’ housing market

The Dallas area had one of the biggest home price increases on record in 2014.<p>Average prices rose 12 percent from 2013 levels in the 46 areas <i>The</i> …

Real Estate

1. Houston, Texas

These Diagrams Reveal How To Do Business With People Around The World

British linguist Richard Lewis and his consulting firm have extensively analyzed cultural interactions, as detailed in his book, "When Cultures Collide." (You'll find more good analysis in recent bestseller "The Culture Map" by Erin Meyer.)<p>We've published some of Lewis' insights here, and none are …

Self-help

Looking to buy or sell a home in 2015? Here's what you should know

Whether you are putting your home up for sale or are looking for a new place to live, listen up! Josh Altman from Bravo’s reality show “Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles” stopped by Studio 1A with his tips for those getting involved with the real estate market this year.<p><b>What to do before you</i> …

Boston Real Estate Tycoon's 5 Easy Steps for Marketing to the Affluent

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I recently had a sit-down with one of the top real estate agents in Boston, Michael Carucci.<p>Last year he closed 16 sales in Boston, for a combined total of $71 million in transaction value. He caters to Boston's elite, people who are in …

Real Estate

App Usage Grew 76% In 2014, With Shopping Apps Leading The Way

According to a year-end report put out by the now Yahoo-owned mobile analytics firm Flurry, mobile app usage continued to see significant growth over the past year, with overall app usage up by 76% in 2014. Top app categories including Shopping, Utilities & Productivity, and Messaging also saw …

Eight Cities Where U.S. Home Prices Are Setting New Records