Valuation Issues for an Evolving Housing Market

| August 22, 2017

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There are many reasons for the most recent recession and collapse of the commercial real estate [CRE] market. It was a “perfect storm” for the financial markets that were awash in cash that had to go somewhere. Wall Street banks, their clients, and their regulators failed to understand that they were selling a high-risk, poorly secured, and opaque investment opportunity that nobody really understood, and which was not fully secured by identifiable assets that could be foreclosed. Many were blinded by, and focused primarily on, the huge fees being earned in selling bundles of collateralized mortgages backed by assets that were far less credit worthy than the instrument being peddled ever disclosed.

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More than anything else, Duke Realty is about people and relationships. Though our industrial, medical office and suburban office buildings are the end products, the people behind our space and the relationships we build make Duke Realty the first choice for commercial real estate across the country. Each and every day, our associates remain true to our core values of respectful, responsible and resourceful in our efforts to be a reliable provider of commercial real estate solutions. In return, Duke Realty provides associates a collaborative environment, competitive compensation, attractive benefits and opportunities for advancement.

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Complete Guide to Real Estate Scripts in 2020

Article | February 25, 2020

There is a huge chance that you heard the word “scripts” thousands of times. It’s like a real estate urban legend that newbie real estate agents hear about all the time. Everyone has an opinion about it and no one can agree on it. Some say scripts are just a shallow representation of a natural conversation between the real estate agent and the client. Others claim that it’s a very helpful tool—especially for a less experienced real estate agent—and scripts may help them overcome many unexpected situations. Well, we think there is a grain of truth in both of these statements and we should examine the scripts case more carefully. So, why are real estate agents so confused about scripts? Here is the thing. Many real estate agents go through the different conventions, purchase ready scripts and use them without changing even a word. So, in the end, you have tons of real estate agents starting their calls using the exact same words.

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THE BEST WAYS TO INVEST IN REAL ESTATE

Article | April 25, 2020

In short, in the case of real estate investment, the goal is to put money into work today and let it increase so you have more money in the future. The profits or “returns” you make on your real estate investments should be sufficient to cover the risk you take, the taxes you pay, and the cost of owning real estate investments such as utilities, regular maintenance, and insurance. Real estate investing can really be as conceptually simple as playing monopoly when you understand the basic factors of investment, finances, and risk. To win, you buy property, avoid bankruptcy, and generate rent so you can buy even more property. However, remember that “simple” does not mean “easy”. If you make a mistake, the consequences can range from minor inconveniences to major disasters. You may even find yourself abrupt or worse.

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Real Estate Is Soaring, But Not Like 2008

Article | March 4, 2020

Unlike last year, the residential real estate market kicked off 2020 with a bang! In their latest Monthly Mortgage Monitor, Black Knight proclaimed. The housing market is heating entering 2020 and recent rate declines could continue that trend, a sharp contrast to the strong cooling that was seen at this same time last year. Zillow revealed they’re also seeing a robust beginning to the year. Jeff Tucker, Zillow Economist, said. Our first look at 2020 data suggests that we could see the most competitive home shopping season in years, as buyers are already competing over…homes for sale. Buying demand is very strong. The latest Showing Index from ShowingTime reported a 20.2% year-over-year increase in purchaser traffic across the country, the sixth consecutive month of nationwide growth, and the largest increase in the history of the index. The even better news is that buyers are not just looking. The latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) showed that closed sales increased 9.6% from a year ago. This increase in overall activity has caused Zelman & Associates to increase their projection for home price appreciation in 2020 from 3.7% to 4.7%.

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What Is Proptech?

Article | February 27, 2020

Proptech now disrupting the marketplace ranges from artificial intelligent, automation and smart buildings to the use of big data, blockchain and cloud-based computing. Proptech, a portmanteau from “property technology”, is used to describe any technology for the real estate space. These days, it is a common phrase recognised by real estate professionals to define property-specific innovation. Proptech addresses fundamental questions of how users experience and extract value from real estate. Whether it’s planning or construction, renting or buying, management or selling, the Proptech ecosystem is increasingly comprehensive—and competitive.

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Duke Realty Corporation

More than anything else, Duke Realty is about people and relationships. Though our industrial, medical office and suburban office buildings are the end products, the people behind our space and the relationships we build make Duke Realty the first choice for commercial real estate across the country. Each and every day, our associates remain true to our core values of respectful, responsible and resourceful in our efforts to be a reliable provider of commercial real estate solutions. In return, Duke Realty provides associates a collaborative environment, competitive compensation, attractive benefits and opportunities for advancement.

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