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Hayden Outdoors Real Estate Expands to Oregon and Idaho

Hayden Outdoors Team

WINDSOR, Colo. (PRWEB) January 27, 2020
After setting another record year is sales, Hayden Outdoors Real Estate continues to add its services to more states, including Oregon and Idaho. The regional land brokerage is coming off a sizzling year in sales and the launch of their new TV show “Hayden Outdoors Life on the Land”, hosted by NFL legend Brett Favre and airing in Prime Time Wednesday nights at 8pm EST on RFD-TV.
Growth of a company can lead to inconsistent marketing and branding in the field, but the Hayden leadership has taken multiple steps to ensuring their best practices remain consistent throughout their territory. One recent decision was the expansion into Montana, Idaho and Oregon with new Regional Leadership roles by seasoned real estate brokers.
“It’s a natural step for a growing company to take,” replied Dax Hayden, Managing Partner for Hayden Outdoors. “We’re getting calls from landowners across the country to sell their property. Having great leaders in our company in these regions offers motivation, leadership and accountability for new agents and brokers, plus local land knowledge and consistent marketing messaging from our main offices.”
The newest Regional Leader joined Hayden near Boise, Idaho. Austin Callison has owned his successful residential real estate brokerage for years, but his love for the land drew him to join the Hayden Outdoors team.
“Being in the great outdoors is my true passion, so when the opportunity presented itself to join the Hayden Outdoors team as a Regional Leader, it was an easy decision,” Callison said. “My local land knowledge and strategic marketing along with Hayden’s regional and national marketing is a one-two punch for sellers who are looking to sell their land in Oregon and Idaho. We are already seeing a significant increase in inquiries on our listings from qualified buyers that have been generated from the Hayden marketing efforts.”
Hayden’s Director Dan Brunk seeks to continue to develop innovative marketing plans to keep putting real estate offerings, and their Hayden Outdoors brand, in front of as many eyes as possible. “Through continued targeted exposure, using all forms of media, and with the recent launch of our new TV show with Brett (Favre), our knowledgeable land brokers have unsurpassed marketing to deliver to their clients.”
About Hayden Outdoors: Hayden Outdoors, LLC is a family-owned and operated real estate brokerage started in 1976 that is based in Windsor, Colorado. With over 100 licensed brokers, agents and staff across 14 states, Hayden Outdoors is recognized as one of the largest land brokerages in the United States and ranked one the “Best Brokerages” every year since 2011 by The Land Report Magazine. Learn more by visiting http://www.HaydenOutdoors.com.

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How Artificial Intelligence (AI) Is Revolutionizing the Real Estate industry

Artificial intelligence proves to be very advantageous in streamlining the glacial real estate processes. TruConnectRE.Com with its powerful AI software can now aid the human-led processes to make them accurate and more efficient, helping them serve their client better. – TruConnectRE.com(PRWeb January 27, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/how_artificial_intelligence_ai_is_revolutionizing_the_real_estate_industry/prweb16862737.htm

Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP: $4 Million Verdict Awarded to the Estate of a Granville Woman Killed by a Drunk Driver

FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (PRWEB) January 25, 2020
On January 9th, 2020 a Washington County Supreme Court Jury returned a verdict totaling $4,865,000 to the Estate of Elizabeth Gibson (Washington County Supreme Court, Index No. 26874). Elizabeth Gibson was killed on May 26, 2015 when a 2003 Cadillac operated by Defendant Kristina Loomis of Granville, New York and owned by Defendant Melvin Loomis of Granville, New York, traveling on State Route 22, crossed over the double yellow lines into Elizabeth Gibson’s lane striking her. Defendant Kristina Loomis was charged and pled guilty to Driving While Intoxicated with a Blood Alcohol Content of .29. She pled guilty to Vehicular Manslaughter and is presently serving time in prison.
Elizabeth Gibson on May 26, 2015 was coming home from work at the time of the crash. She was employed as a certified care giver at the Warren Washington ARC adult home. Elizabeth suffered at the crash site for about sixty minutes before passing away en route to the Glens Falls Hospital. Elizabeth was 47 years old. She is survived by her husband David Gibson and three adult daughters.
Jury returned a sum of $3,365,000 for compensatory damages to the Estate against the Defendant Kristina Loomis and Defendant Melvin Loomis, as the jury found Melvin Loomis gave permissive use to Kristina Loomis for driving his 2003 Cadillac. The jury also returned a sum of $1,500,000.00 in punitive damages against Defendant Kristina Loomis. The $1,500,000 in punitive damages awarded by the jury sent a message discouraging the defendant and other people of the community, from driving while intoxicated in the future (Washington County Supreme Court, Index No. 26874).
The Estate of Elizabeth Gibson was represented by Attorneys Victor L. Mazzotti and Philip S. Mazzotti from the law firm of Martin, Harding and Mazzotti, LLP.
The Defendant Kristina Loomis was represented by attorney Todd Bushway from the Buffalo law firm of Hurwitz and Fine, P.C.
The Defendant Melvin C. Loomis was represented by attorney Judith Aumand and Jeffrey Hurd from the law firm of Burke, Scolamiero & Hurd, LLP.
The case was tried before the Honorable Glen T. Bruening.

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Weichert Realtors joins forces with tech powerhouse Inside Real Estate to deliver new all-in-one business solution, myWeichert

myWeichert, powered by kvCORE

Weichert considered numerous offerings and even looked at developing an in-house solution, but kvCORE’s features and capabilities proved to be unmatched.

DRAPER, Utah (PRWEB) January 24, 2020
Weichert Realtors, one of the most prominent independent real estate services organizations in the country has partnered with Inside Real Estate to provide a powerful new technology platform to their 13,000+ sales associates and affiliated agents. The myWeichert platform, powered by kvCORE, will provide a comprehensive tech ecosystem enabling Weichert agents & teams to manage and grow their business from one single location.
Weichert’s enterprise implementation of the highly sought after kvCORE platform, includes extensive customization and deep integration into Weichert’s proprietary systems, providing a seamless experience for agents to run every aspect of their business. Known for its sophisticated automation, kvCORE was adapted to support the Weichert Way selling system, creating a powerful productivity suite that automates follow up, helping agents do more business, in less time.
“Weichert has always focused on how to give our associates the best tools, so they can deliver legendary customer service. That’s the Weichert advantage,” said Jim Weichert. “Technologies like myWeichert will help improve the productivity of our associates by letting them run and automate their entire businesses. It also helps our office managers better support associates with training and guidance.”
In addition to sophisticated automation and productivity benefits, myWeichert will empower agents and teams with the most robust lead generation tools on the market – allowing them to drive new business regardless of their budget. The platform’s Smart CRM offers complete database privacy while the Marketing Autopilot feature offers behavior based nurturing to engage and convert 5-10X more leads and sphere of influence contacts.
“Weichert considered numerous offerings and even looked at developing an in-house solution, but kvCORE’s features and capabilities proved to be unmatched. Working with their professionals to adapt the platform was the most efficient and cost-effective answer for our Sales Associates and our Company,” said Carlo Siracusa, president, Weichert Realtors who leads Weichert’s company-owned offices across six states from New York to Virginia.
“We’re honored to be partnered with Weichert Realtors, a truly legendary brand,” said Joe Skousen, President of Inside Real Estate. “The powerful Weichert Way selling system combined with their commitment to providing best-in-class technology re-affirms their leadership position in the industry. Their implementation of myWeichert has given us an opportunity to further demonstrate the robust capabilities of our flagship platform, kvCORE. We look forward to a long and successful partnership, focused on driving bottom line results for their agents, teams and brokers.”
About Inside Real Estate:Inside Real Estate is a fast growing, independently-owned real estate software firm that serves as a trusted technology partner to over 200,000 top brokerages, agents and teams. Their flagship product, kvCORE Platform, is the most modern and comprehensive solution in the industry known for delivering profitable growth at every level of a brokerage organization. Built on a modern, scalable and flexible architecture, kvCORE enables every brokerage to create their own unique technology ecosystem through custom branding, robust integrations and high-quality add-on solutions. With an accomplished leadership team and over 175 employees, Inside Real Estate brings the resources, scale and vision to deliver ongoing innovation and success to their growing customer base.
About The Weichert Family of CompaniesSince 1969, Weichert Realtors has grown from a single office into one of the nation’s leading providers of homeownership services by putting its customers first. A family of 18 full-service real estate-related companies, Weichert provides an integrated real estate, mortgage, insurance and title settlement solution — branded as All Under One Roof ℠— to simplify the home purchase experience for buyers and sellers, in most markets. Weichert leverages its customer website, http://www.weichert.com, one of the most visited real estate websites in the nation, to help families and individuals realize the dream of homeownership through quick and easy access to listing information and the services of its real estate professionals nationwide. Like other family-owned and -operated businesses, Weichert enjoys greater public trust according to several national surveys. For more information, Weichert’s customer service center can be reached at 1-800-USA-SOLD. For information on franchise opportunities visit weichertfranchise.com or call 877-533-9007. Each Weichert® franchised office is independently owned and operated.

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Where Are All the EB-5 Real Estate Juggernauts? CMB Regional Centers

Over the last three years, many regional centers approached the changes proposed in the new regulations as if it were the end of the world. How would they actually operate in true rural areas and in actual urban distressed areas without gerrymandering census tracts in order to qualify?
Press Release – updated: Jan 23, 2020 18:00 CST

ROCK ISLAND, Ill., January 23, 2020 (Newswire.com) – Three years ago, proposed changes to the EB-5 regulations were published by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) for the first time. These were major changes to the EB-5 program and the first since the implementation of regional centers in the early 1990s. These changes affect both the dollar amount required to be invested, and just as important what areas (TEA’s) qualified for the lower investment thresholds. These proposed changes were met with hundreds of comments asking for lower investment thresholds and reduced restrictions on targeted employment areas, among other suggestions. After more than two years of reviewing hundreds of comments, the USCIS (a division of the Department of Homeland Security) issued a final rule on July 24, 2019. The final rule took effect four months later, on Nov. 21, 2019 (nearly three years from the date it was first introduced). Changes were made most notably the dollar investment level was increased from $500,000 and $1 million to $900,000 and $1.8 million and the new definition of what constitutes a “TEA” was changed making it impossible to “cheat” the system and gerrymander census tracts to appear as to qualify. The above two changes were significant. However, between the originally introduced proposal and the final rule, the balance of other changes were minimal. 
With a three year period to prepare for these changes, the question has to be asked: Where are all the EB-5 regional centers?  Where are all the qualified projects that are in need of EB-5 financing? Over the last three years, many regional centers approached the changes proposed in the new regulations as if it were the end of the world. How would they actually operate in true rural areas and in actual urban distressed areas without gerrymandering census tracts in order to qualify? How could they actually operate using the EB-5 program within the rules? It appears panic set in and the question then became how many projects can we get financed before the changes are implemented? How much fear can we instill in the marketplace to convince people to move forward now while the price is cheap? 
It’s now past Nov. 21, 2019 and the new regulations are in place. The so-called EB-5 real estate juggernauts can’t finance projects in the “high rent districts” because now they do not qualify geographically for the lower threshold of investment (they actually never should have), and now there is no way to gerrymander the system! What’s a regional center to do?
For starters, follow the rules and actually invest the requisite amount in qualifying areas that can no longer be gerrymandered. Is the dollar amount too high? Investment visas are available in many countries throughout the world at dollar amounts both below and far exceeding the new requirements of the EB-5 program. One fact remains: the United States, in this extremely volatile world, is still the one place the whole world wants to come to. The EB-5 program has traditionally attracted many of the very best the world has to offer and the new dollar threshold should not be an impediment for future growth in EB-5. Actually, many regional centers have embraced the new regulations and may just need time to adjust.
As discussed above, the final rush for investors to be eligible for the lower threshold amount ($500,000) in November 2019 provided regional centers with an extremely prolific marketplace. However, during that time, some forward-thinking regional centers also prepared themselves for the new regulations. As an example, CMB Regional Centers was able to help many EB-5 investors move forward before the new regulations took effect, and many projects received necessary financing. However, CMB also took steps necessary to locate and work on quality projects that would meet the new requirements of the regulations. As CMB has never – in its over 20-year history – gerrymandered a TEA and only operated in rural and or qualified TEA’s, locating quality projects within TEA’s under the new regulations was not difficult for them. Within days of the new regulations being implemented, CMB introduced two projects within a TEA meeting the requirements contained in the new regulations and at the new investment levels. Both of these partnerships had raised a significant portion of their EB-5 funds prior to the changes. Only minor document adjustments were made to the offering materials, so as to comply with the new regulations and the SEC disclosure requirements, to allow CMB to open them to the market within days. Why was this so easy? The two projects are in true high unemployment areas and as such they met the requirements of the old regulations as well as the requirements of the new regulations.
What has the EB-5 industry done in the time since the implementation of the new EB-5 regulations? The answer appears to be not much. One group introduced a lawsuit attempting to force the government to stop implementing the new rules. The lawsuit appears to have one objective and that is keeping the status quo. The juggernauts only know how to operate by abusing the rules of the EB-5 program and fraudulently call affluent areas like lower Manhattan “high unemployment”. The fatally flawed lawsuit only serves to offer faint hope against the inevitable final rules. In the meantime, this distraction is leaving many regional centers stuck in limbo in the interim hoping against hope. Others have suggested that we can’t do anything until further guidance is given. It is our opinion proper guidance has been given: locate in a rural or true high unemployment area and the investment level is $900,000, otherwise, the investment level is $1.8 million! As described above during this same time, CMB has introduced two qualifying projects which were already on the market, and continue to qualify under the new regulations. These projects are both being developed by long-term CMB borrowers with experience in successfully meeting the requirements of EB-5, from initial petitions to permanent residency and repayment of the loan to the CMB lender.
Further, CMB is already working on two additional projects (both with experienced developers in EB-5) to introduce new investment opportunities to the market. Without going into detail on these newest opportunities, CMB is very excited to introduce each of them (once the partnership documents are truly market-ready) demonstrating CMB’s leadership in the EB-5 industry. The bottom line is CMB (and more importantly EB-5) is open for business!
As a final note, many in the EB-5 industry are working to push forward legislative reforms to the EB-5 industry. Over the last five years, numerous proposals have been introduced and none of them have been successful. It is our firm belief that any of the current proposals will have a difficult battle ahead to be introduced as legislation. CMB is not planning on the legislation failing (indeed they are constantly looking to ensure their future projects will meet any criteria that are discussed), but CMB will not wait around for legislative reform, litigation, or further clarification on the guidance given. CMB believes the guidance is clear: follow the current EB-5 regulations. CMB continues to be a leader in the marketplace, and it remains their goal to have an investment opportunity in the marketplace whenever their clients are ready to move forward.
CMB remains committed to the betterment of the EB-5 industry and the success of its clients. CMB looks forward to working with potential EB-5 investors to move forward under the newly implemented regulations.
To find out more about CMB Regional Centers and the opportunity to immigrate to the United States, visit our website at www.cmbeb5visa.com, send us an email at info@cmbeb5visa.com, or call us at +1-309-797-1550. CMB engages Prevail Capital, LLC, a broker-dealer registered with the SEC and a member of FINRA and SIPC, to be the administrative placement agent for all CMB EB-5 partnerships.
Source: CMB Regional Centers, LLC

STAC Capital Management Expands Growing Real Estate Portfolio in 2019

“STAC has proved to be innovative and selective in their approach with the model home sale-leaseback platform on a national basis and we are pleased to have formed a lending relationship with them from the onset,” said Tomas Fach, VP Flagstar Bank’s Homebuilder Finance Group.

NEW YORK (PRWEB) January 23, 2020
In 2019, STAC Capital Management (“STAC”) continued to increase its portfolio of residential real estate assets, including a new credit facility with Flagstar Bank and an expanded portfolio of model homes and finished lots. STAC was formed by industry veterans in 2018 to focus on residential financing opportunities, including model home purchases, and a goal to purchase or finance over $1 billion in residential real estate assets.
The financing offered by STAC allows homebuilders to obtain attractive growth capital while reducing its exposure to fluctuations in housing prices thereby mitigating risk in an inherently cyclical business. This is attractive to homebuilders focused on their return on equity and using their capital more efficiently.
“STAC has proved to be innovative and selective in their approach with the model home sale-leaseback platform on a national basis and we are pleased to have formed a lending relationship with them from the onset. We look forward to increasing the relationship in the various growing markets across the U.S.,” said Tomas Fach, VP Flagstar Bank’s Homebuilder Finance Group.
As part of its expanding real estate portfolio, STAC continues to offer homebuilders model home “sale-leaseback” facilities and has begun to offer select clients finished lot banking. In a typical model home sale-leaseback transaction, STAC will purchase a portfolio of ten to fifty model homes from a homebuilder and simultaneously enter into lease agreements allowing the builder to utilize the homes as sales offices for a set period.
“We are excited to expand our portfolio of homes in the fast-growing markets throughout the United States,” said Edward Steffelin, President of STAC. “With each purchase we continue to grow a high-quality portfolio focused on revenue generation and significant levels of credit protection. STAC will continue to provide these solutions to select homebuilders allowing each to reduce risk and retain more growth capital.”
STAC Capital’s senior management averages over 20+ years of industry experience. In 2018 STAC began to partner with several institutional capital sources to offer these homebuilders over $1 billion in growth capital. Please see http://www.staccap.com for more details.
About Flagstar Bank: The Homebuilder Finance Group provides construction financing on a national basis with a focus on the primary MSA’s. Target customers are production homebuilders, land developers and lot bankers. They are also providing construction-to-permanent financing facilities in the build-to-rent space along with model home sale-leaseback programs. More specific detail may be found here.

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United® Real Estate Recognizes Opportunity to Support Nation’s Service Men & Women Through New VA Lending Changes

“In providing this resource we are accomplishing two important goals. First, we are delivering tremendous educational support to help our Agents achieve more success and second, we are delivering greater service levels to our country’s past, present and future service men and women,” says Rick Haase

DALLAS (PRWEB) January 23, 2020
United® Real Estate, one of the fastest growing national real estate organizations, today announced its partnership with Mutual of Omaha Mortgage. The partnership allows United agents to become VA certified in VA lending practices and deepens United Real Estate’s quest to provide service excellence to service men and women across the Nation.
“In providing this resource to our Agents we are accomplishing two of our important goals. First, we are delivering tremendous educational support which will help our Agents achieve more success in their individual real estate practices and second, we are delivering greater levels of service to our country’s past, present and future service men and women,” says Rick Haase, President of United Real Estate. “We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Mutual of Omaha Mortgage in this effort. They are truly knowledge leaders in the VA lending space,” added Haase.
Starting in 2020, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 will change the dynamics of the VA lending opportunities for Active Duty, Retired, Veteran, Reserve/National Guard military members by removing the maximum loan limits and extending zero-down buying power. Currently, the VA loan limit ranges from $484,350 up to $726,525 in high balance counties. This rule effectively gives the eligible borrower unlimited buying power with no down payment requirement. The new rule also allows for an Active Duty service member who is a recipient of a purple heart to have his or her VA funding fee waived.    
“Mutual of Omaha Mortgage is so pleased at the VA’s changes which will enable more of our cherished veterans to purchase their dream homes,” expressed Jeff Gennarelli, President of Mutual of Omaha Mortgage. “We are also very excited to play a small part in helping United Real Estate achieve their goals. In a short time, we have learned the many cultural similarities between our two phenomenal brands and anticipate a long mutually beneficial relationship.”
Real estate agents interested in participating in the VA agent certification program or career opportunities with United Real Estate can visit JoinUnitedRealEstate.com or call 877-201-7640.
To learn more about United Real Estate, brokerage succession planning, brokerage valuation and sale or franchising opportunities, visit GrowWithUnited.com or call 877-201-7640.
A Closer Look at United Real Estate
United Real Estate– a division of the United Real Estate Group – was founded with the purpose of offering solutions to the challenges facing agents in the residential real estate brokerage industry. Providing the latest training, marketing and technology tools to both agents and brokers under a 100-percent commission strategy, United Real Estate makes it more profitable for an agent to sell real estate and for real estate brokers to leverage a complete system to better grow a successful, thriving real estate brokerage. Named as a “frontrunner” in the real estate industry in 2013, “part of the next generation of real estate brokers” in 2014 by the Swanepoel TRENDS Report, as well as being listed in the “Power 200 Most Influential” from 2015-2019 by Swanepoel Power 200. United Real Estate has more than 85 offices and over 4,900 agents. Through a worldwide franchise solution, United continues to rapidly expand and was named to the Inc. 5000 fastest growing private companies in 2015-2019, Entrepreneur 2018 Franchise 500® – Ranked in Top 100 New Franchises, Top Franchises and Top Brands. Driven by an unwavering commitment to giving back, a pillar of United’s core values and guiding principles, United Real Estate is proud to support and partner with Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, as United’s charity of choice.

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New Urban Logistic Real Estate Opportunity in Russia

Opportunity to invest in the leading Urban Logistic warehousing company in Russia, focused on servicing the e-commerce, last-mile industry.
MOSCOW, January 22, 2020 (Newswire.com) – Michael Lange, Jean Francois Ott and Michel Pascalis, who respectively previously founded JLL Russia, Orco Property Group and MLP (Multinational Logistic Partnership), have teamed up to create L.O.P. Urban Logistic, a Russian REIT with the objective of building a portfolio of warehouses focused on servicing the booming e-commerce and last-mile industry with an initial €140 million fundraising campaign starting in January 2020.
“We intend to rapidly become the premier partner of the Russian e-commerce industry, with a primary focus on Moscow: the largest European city. While it is one of the most dynamic logistic real estate markets, it is still largely undersupplied, and we see aligned improvements for real estate yields, lowering interest rates and raising rents at a time when the ruble has stabilized.”
Source: L.O.P. Urban Logistic