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New Years Resolutions for Selling Property in 2014 — And A Look Back At Some Hot Topics

Happy New Year from LotNetwork.com, and here’s to a great 2014 for you whether you are selling residential lots and land, buying property for a new home or project, or building and developing to sell new homes.  We covered many useful real estate and homebuilding topics in 2013, and will give you a brief overview of some of our most popular posts from the past year that you can use throughout this new year too.  List Now & Sell Your Property with these 3 New Years Resolutions Start off your new year with a fresh look at your property listings….

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Photos Sell Real Estate: Tips for Great Photos for Lot & Land Listings

Whether you’re selling doodads on EBay or property via a real estate listing website like LotNetwork.com, it’s well known that photos will dramatically increase your ability to both connect with a buyer faster and attract a higher price. And with real estate, pictures not only are worth more than a thousand words…for a Seller they can be worth thousands of dollars. Yet it is amazing how many people that desperately want to sell a property do not include any photographs in their online listings. Zero. These blank property listings fail to get the attention of buyers, delay a sale and…

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Analyzing Housing Markets: Hot Spots for High Income Homes

There are all kinds of information and data that you can use when evaluating housing markets for homebuilding and real estate purposes. A Washington Post article provided some interesting insight about where the highest earning citizens live in our country. You can use the related color-coded map tool to quickly identify the wealthiest US Counties based on the most recent Census data, and also to search by county to see the breakdown of high income households in each county. Click here for the Map Search Tool. We like it because it is easy to use and a very visual way to compare this information…

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Finding the Right Business Partner to Improve Your Game in Real Estate, Homebuilding & Development

Most people in real estate and home building will consider at some point whether to team with a business partner. Let’s face it, sometimes it just does not make sense to try to do things on your own. And whether you’re embarking on a large-scale development project, building a single home or investing in your first real estate venture, the right business partner in the right situation could be the key to help you improve your game and your likelihood of success. Building partnerships can be a very broad topic (entire books and courses teach the subject), with a variety…

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Flood Insurance Changes Could Drown Housing Markets

A new federal law that is intended to overhaul the nation’s flood insurance system could have devastating effects on homeowners, homebuilders and others in the housing industry in coastal and flood-risk areas. President Obama signed the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act into law in July of 2012, and it is being phased in over time. Much of the nation is not even aware of this legislation and its potential impact on American consumers and the housing markets, but the changes have many homeowners, homebuilders, real estate agents and government officials in coastal and flood-prone states scrambling. The Biggert-Waters Act seeks…

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Top Apps for Builders & Developers – Build Homes with a Smartphone

  If you’re a homebuilding industry pro, there are some great Apps that can help revolutionize your project management, bring client presentations to a new level, access a wealth of construction information and generally make your life easier. These Apps literally bring the tools to your fingertips. We reviewed hundreds of Apps to find the best Apps for builders and developers, to help you and your clients 1) evaluate land for new homes and development projects, 2) manage the construction and homebuilding process and 3) build a “Digital Toolbox” for handling tasks while on a site. The good news is…

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A Builder’s Guide to Reviving Zombie Developments

The zombies are here, and this can be a good thing if you’re a home builder – zombie neighborhoods and developments that is. Everyone’s talking about zombies these days, whether they are on popular television shows or cult classic horror movies. Likewise, some builders and developers are finding that picking up zombie developments at a good price, completing and updating infrastructure and then re-selling or building out can be a great way to meet their need for lots and gain a relatively quick return on investment. There’s still an opportunity for big profits from zombies, especially for local and regional…

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How to Sell Lots and Land (and Why it’s Different from Selling Homes)

Selling a house in a changing real estate market can be challenging. Selling dirt can be even more challenging…in any market.  In this article we provide tools for landowners and real estate professionals about how to sell lots and land, and why your strategy with vacant residential land needs to be different from selling a home. What to Expect:  The Land Market & Why It’s Different Many people expect the market dynamics for lots and land to be the same as the market for existing homes.  They are not. You’ll be better prepared to sell your home lot or land…

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