December 30, 2008
Last year in January of 2008, New Condos Online forged a unique type of online branding partnership with Mexico Alive, based in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Initially, Mexico Alive came online to generate an awareness about their new projects in Puerto Vallarta. The goal was to create a presence online and drive interested parties to their website and promote their Discovery Weekends where the sales and information team spends 4 days showing the buyer around Puerto Vallarta; between the coastline cruise, the historic downtown tour, the new developments and hospitality from the staff, the experience is really something that created a big impression. I flew down to Mexico to learn more about the team and the operation that Mexico Alive is running and was happy to learn that even though the U.S real estate market is showing some age, the development process for Mexico Alive is in full swing and that can be attributed to how tight the Mexico Alive family is over there.
After visiting the team and learning about their mission statement, New Condos Online took the initiative and created a custom advertising campaign to suit the needs of their high expectations. Mexico Alive used every resource that we had to offer and used it to their full potnetial, monthly e-blasts helped generate a consistent interest to new potnetial clients and visitors for their Discovery Weekend. After a solid 8 month campaign, Mexico Alive has decided to move forward with taking things to the next step and utilizing our online capability even more. With the introduction of several new projects in Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan, 2009 will hold many new opportunities for Mexico Alive.
A few reasons why Mexico Alive has grown to offer new opportunities:
1) Experience: Comprised of some of the most experienced and talented people in the real estate business, Mexico Alive provides its partners and clients with the benefit s of this knowledge. This ensures that transactions are handled smoothly, the processes are clearly explained and that any questions can be answered quickly and correctly.
2) Quality: Mexico Alive is committed to working with development partners that offer an unparalleled commitment to quality in their projects. By only selecting properties developed by established and successful developers, Mexico Alive can assure its clients that they will receive a beautiful, first class home in a professional and timely manner. There is no need to worry about fly-by-night developers and sub par products when you work with Mexico Alive.
3) Distinction: Mexico Alive represents some of the most unique and prestigious properties available in Mexico. Available in a variety of price ranges to meet any budget and designed to meet the needs of a variety of lifestyles, by working with diverse developers, Mexico Alive is sure to have a property that is perfect for you.
4) Discovery Weekend: Mexico Alive’s Discovery Weekend the best fly-and-buy program available in Mexico. The Discovery Weekend seminars are led by top names in Mexico real estate, lending and health care, offering only the most accurate and clear information on the topics that are important to you. Mexico Alive presenters have been through the property buying procedures in Mexico and have firsthand knowledge in all aspects of home ownership.
December 10, 2008
Congratulations! One reason why new condos online is the largest and most visited condominium site on the internet is directly related to the hard work they put forth. In an effort to capture even more visitors for their clients New Condos Online recently has expanded its network into major cities webpage’s. For instance, when a person visits SanFrancisco.com and clicks on the real estate tab, you will find that NewConodosOnline.com is the main provider for condominiums. This is a great example of the service New Condos Online offers and hopefully will expand to even more cities nationwide. San Francisco is just one of many cities that have been included into this new network. Other cities include: San Diego.com,Los Angeles.com, Oakland.com, Denver.com, SanJose.com, Philadelphia.com, WashingtonDC.com,Indianapalis.com, Detroit.com, Minneapolis.com, Raleigh.com, SaltLakeCity.com, Milwaukee.com,SanAntonio.com, Dallas.com, StPetersburg.com, Memphis.com, Houston.com, StLouis.com,and Atlanta.com.
Hopefully NewCondosOnline.com one day will expand into the city of Boise Idaho,that would make my day. Happy Holidays!
November 26, 2008
Take a look at this building. This is The Mark located in the heart of downtown Scottsdale Arizona. Erected in the art district, this luxury condominium is surrounded by more than 125 galleries and 4 Museums. In addition, over 20 golf courses are within a short driving distance ie The Tournament Players Club. If you are more of a home body, The Mark also offers plenty of entertainment with the rooftop pool for lounging and cocktails. Other amenities include a fitness center,concierge, and on site parking. For more information on new condominiums visit newcondosonline.com
November 25, 2008
NewCondosOnline.com would like to give a warm welcome to 7 new ELAD National Properties developments accros the East Coast ! Elad National Properties is a subsidiary of the El-Ad Group, Ltd., a private company with a major international presence in the real estate and hotel industries in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Israel.
The ELAD developments joining the NCO network include include Fitz at Rockville Town Center, Colonnade Residences at Sawgrass, San Michele, Mizner on the Green, Enclave at Briarcliff, Madison Square at Dunwoody, and Colonnade at Kentlands. The property locations range from Gaithersburg, MD condos to Sunrise, FL condos, and they are all fantastic looking developments. Please view all of the new ELAD condo projects here on www.newcondosonline.com today!
October 25, 2008
So the election is eleven days away. Nervous? Me too! You know who also is nervous? Condo developers and homebuilders. Historically, the stock market has always gone up after a Donkey has won the Oval Office. I know you’re thinking the stock market has nowhere to head but north but the GOP can do many things behind the scenes that can sway the election their way. Like, geez, I don’t know, tampering with voting machines, not counting certain votes in certain cities in certain states (Ohio) and fooling senior citizens in Florida into voting for george bush. Heck, the GOP has already convinced my step-grandmother that Obama is a Muslim. My step-grandmother is pretty sharp – but she’s been brainwashed by the media and Fox News. Good job guys! Not that there is anything wrong with being a Muslim but we all know the connotations are not the highest these days for that religion. But I digress…If a Donkey or Burrito (we’re in San Diego) becomes President, the market will most likely go up and people will regain some of their wealth and thus be able to splurge on a new condo! So, let’s rally around this and hope that Obama/Biden become the Number 1/2 combo in DC on November 4 because I want to see more condo developers build more towers and sell more units!
October 9, 2008
I remember when I was still in college and the market was on fire. I’m of course referring to the stock market. The Dow was at all-time highs and the NASDAQ was over 5000. Times were good. Then 2 planes hit 2 buildings in New York and the market took a nosedive. So this money came out of the stock market back to investors too tepid to invest in a volatile exchange where millionaires seemed to be made every day. But, pandora’s box seemed to slightly open as investors and others saw the ability to make money overnight. The new phenomenon shifted to the housing industry. Investors started buying up property simply because it seemed like a much safer investment. Well once the media got ahold of this, the housing market spread like wildfire and mortgage brokers without a conscious and investment banks blinded by greed lent money out to people with no credit and no job. Why? Because new condos and homes were going up in price and no one seemed to think about any potential downside – like what happened if people couldn’t make these payments on their home. Now, homeowners are forced to short sell their property, foreclose or if their lucky, break even on their condo if they try to sell it. But my question after both of these happenings is what will the next big overnight money maker be? Will investors borrow more money and overextend themselves to make cash? AGAIN? Condos and homes may be out of the picture but I can bet that when this crisis is over, we’ll find other ways to make money fast and then lose it. I’m not trying to be a pessimist but let’s be honest !
September 12, 2008
In my experience, when you’re feeling blue, music and song and dance always seems to make things better. In these trying times of trying to sell condos, homes, and really any other real estate for that matter, we need music and games that can help us get through this. I propose that we use the Limbo as the motif for what we’re going through in this real estate makret. How Low Can You Go? I used to love the limbo and I was always pretty good at it. I mean, I won most of the prizes at all the bar and bat-mitzvah’s I attended as a child. So let’s apply it to the real estate market as it’s very apropo. Of course, this is intended for developers and home owners who are doing everything to try and sell their home. Is this idea wrong? I mean, it’s kinda true. Prices for condos, even new condos, are going lower and lower by the day and their is nothing the market can do to stop it. It doesn’t help that banks such as Bear Sterns went under and Lehman and Washington Mutual are close to going under and the government had to bail out the two biggest mortgage companies in America. Should I stop there? I don’t think we’ve seen the worst of it yet but we’re going to get through this because we’re Americans and we can get through anything. When the books are written about this time, this credit crunch will simply look like a comma (yeah, that was a jab at george bush). In all honesty, the market will continue to go lower – just like the limbo bar. It’s going to take us as Americans to bend that much further to get out on the other side, unscathed.
September 6, 2008
Some good news to think about for builders and developers out there. We have all already heard this.. "sales of new condos and homes posted an unexpected gain of 2.4 percent in July 2008, and sales of existing homes rose 3.1 percent, more than expected." Although this is not significant by any means, it is a very good sign. According to David Blitzer, chairman of the index committee at Standard & Poor’s recently has said, "If you look at the year-over-year numbers they are still going down but not accelerating to the downside quite as much as they had been in a number of cities." Thus, we are seeing some signs of stabalization. As time goes on, condo developers will continue to lower prices to lure some buyers off the sidelines, and even with tighter financing guidelines, everything should start to fall back into place in the next six to nine months for a slow but sure recovery. Here at www.newcondosonline.com, we continue to see developers building and advertising accross the country, which also identifies some strength in the market and and units selling. Take a look at some thriving markets including Arizona condos, Seattle condos, and Atlanta Condos.
September 4, 2008
Here is a recent press release:
New Condos Online Inc. and J.P. King Auction Company have recently joined forces to market real estate auction opportunities for luxury condos and homes across the country. NewCondosOnline.com is one of the largest online marketing platforms for advertising new construction condos and homes; and J.P. King is one of the most respected auction marketing firms in the country having sold properties since 1915.
Today, J. P. King is not only the nation’s premier auction firm, but a brand that stands for the very finest in properties and marketing prowess. J. P. King has successfully thrived and become the premier auction marketing firm. J.P. King has sold luxury condos and homes in 49 states and is currently helping tackle the county’s inventory issues.
“Our companies realized the synergistic opportunity to leverage the online exposure of the NewCondosOnline.com platform. Through combined marketing efforts and co-branded web pages, NewCondosOnline.com and J.P. King are exposing these auctions to people all over the world,” says Brent Gleeson, President of New Condos Online Inc.
The efforts made by both companies strive to address a larger issue than simply marketing real estate auctions for homes and condos. The nation is experiencing a downturn in the housing market causing prices to fall and inventory levels to rise. Lending requirements for home loans have tightened as have restrictions on loans for new construction developments.
“Until we get a handle on the current inventory, banks will not be funding very many new projects. Our hope is to help address the inventory issues in the new construction and foreclosure sectors by providing strategic marketing services. Auctions have become a popular way to move inventory and give buyers a great value,” says Brandon Fishman.
J.P King and NewCondosOnline.com is currently marketing auctions in states such as Florida, Nevada, Oregon, Arizona, Colorado, South Carolina, and many more. For more information on these auctions go to www.newcondosonline.com/real-estate-auctions/.
August 29, 2008
I read an article this morning on the BBC News Online (that’s the real news for all you Americans out there) that suggested that the Arctic was going to lose most, if not all of their glaciers very soon in the summer months. I began to think about hurricane Gustav forming right now in the Gulf of Mexico. As Gustav gathers strength in the Gulf, one thing is certain, the price of oil will go up, and there will be major real estate damage to any coastline that feels the wrath of this storm (actual landfall is still TBD). Developers of condo developments on the Gulf Coast are sure to feel a little shaky now. One question you have to ask…is this a normal cycle in the natural evolution of Earth? Are we, as humans, increasing Earth’s temperature to spawn such nasty weather conditions? I am curious to know if these patterns of storms are actually “normal”. If these natural disasters are normal, why do developers keep developing condos for sale in such risky areas?