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Friday, January 01, 2010

Most Expensive Cities in the World 2009

The folks at mint recently created a graphical map from UBS's recent findings of the world's most expensive cities. The top five include:

1. Oslo
2. Zurich
3. Copenhagen
4. Geneva
5. Tokyo

New York comes in 6th place (down from the #1 spot in 2008) and is one of the only four U.S.-based cities from the study.

Budgeting –

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Living In a Really, Really Small House (96 square feet)

Tumbleweed Tiny House Company takes the concept of "less is more" to a new level by building really small homes that range from 65 to 837 square feet. They design and build homes that focus on maximizing usable space and minimizing impact on the environment, and seem to be doing very well.

Jay Shafer, company owner, gives a tour of his own home in the following video.

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Thursday, October 09, 2008

Looking Back... Comparison of 2000 versus 2008 Economies

Here is a visual that puts things into perspective...

and another one...


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Thursday, October 02, 2008

New Way to Search for Condo Developments

Looking for a condo development? Then you might want to check out the recently-launched

is a portal site that focuses on international property developments and has a few unique points, including integration of user-based comments and reviews. In other words, not only can you obtain the usual objective property information, but you can also discover what people are saying about these properties and provide your input.

Another positive point is the user interface. Unlike most other real estate portal sites that are notoriously messy and disorganized, one of CondoGala's core strengths is it's clean UI and easy access to information.

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Saturday, July 12, 2008

The Top 10 U.S. Cities to Invest in Real Estate

With the current situation of the U.S. economy, a lot of international investors are looking for investment opportunities to take advantage of the weak dollar and decreasing house values, within the housing market. According to Forbes, the following are the most attractive housing markets for investment:

1. NY
2. Washington D.C.
3. L.A.
4. San Francisco
5. Seattle
6. Boston
7. Chicago
8. Las Vegas
9. Phoenix
10. Orlando

The full article can be read here.

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Saturday, November 10, 2007

FARS Realty Group Wins 2007 MITX Award for Real Estate Category

We're proud to announce that was named the 2007 MITX Award Winner for the real estate category.

The MITX Awards is the largest and most prestigious awards competition in the country for interactive and web innovations and celebrates the best creative and technological accomplishments emerging from New England.

Congratulations to Lightfin Studios who led the redesign of the site.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Glory Days - Red Sox Do It Again

Congratulations to the 2007 World Series Champions - The BOSTON RED SOX!

Scenes from the parade yesterday....

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