Real Estate

The Solar Decathlon run by the United States Department of Energy is an extraordinary collegiate event which happens every two years. This year was no exception. The first place winner of this event went to the University of Colorado Boulder team. They attempted to build affordable housing to accommodate local residents who are being financially
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Mother Nature – a.k.a. necessity – is the mother of housing invention. Or it had better be. Every wildfire, super-convective storm, seismic spasm, tidal surge, polar vortex bomb cyclone, tornado, months-long drought, inch of coastal erosion – there were 22 events whose destructive toll eclipsed $1 billion and took 262 lives in 2020, according to
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Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez are major players in sports, Hollywood, music—and investing. What does the A-List break-up mean for fortunes? Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez have officially called it quits, splitting up one of the world’s richest power-couples. The pair, who started dating in 2017 and got engaged two years later, wielded a pop-culture
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Investment Specialist, Team Denver Homes – RE/MAX Professionals. Highly successful real estate investors learn to get creative to maximize their investments over time. Most investors tend to follow the standard playbook: find a property in the MLS or an off-market property through a wholesaler; buy it with a goal of earning ongoing income or letting it appreciate
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Patrick is Founder and CEO of CARROLL, a national real estate firm combining institutional investment capacity with real estate operations.  For decades, the most important word in the multifamily real estate market has been “location.” Proximity to public transportation, closeness to local hot spots or distance to the office are often some of the biggest considerations
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Median home listing prices hit a historic high of $370,000 according to Realtor.com. Recently releasing its latest Monthly Housing Trends report, realtor.com saw year-over-year median listing prices rise 15%. While that’s good news for sellers buyers continue to compete in markets where multiple offers often come in six figures above asking price especially in those
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Recent news reports highlight the risks to a property owner of entering into a joint venture, even with a well known and successful developer. In a typical joint venture, a property owner and a developer team up to create a limited liability company that will develop a project. The property owner contributes land to the
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Is “deal or no deal” a popular refrain from a successful game show or is it the voice of real estate investors who are growing concerned about the potential repeal of Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code?   A recent read of the Biden/Harris tax plan reveals a $4 trillion tax hike, and one
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There’s thinking outside the box, and then there’s building outside the box. A one-of-a-kind ski-in/ski-out home built from salvaged shipping containers has hit the market in the Tahoe-Truckee area for $3.295 million. Set among tall pines in the Mountainside at Northstar community, the steel-clad mountain retreat, with its corrugated metal frame, was built for its current
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There’s more executive turmoil swirling at Better.com, one of the mortgage industry’s hottest new startups, and it’s hitting just days after reports that SoftBank is investing $500 million of new funding that values the business at $6 billion. Elana Knoller, Better’s chief product officer, has been placed on administrative leave following allegations of bullying and
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If you’re a real estate owner or investor, you may have noticed a significant increase in insurance costs compared to previous years. In fact, renewal increases have jumped 20% year-over-year, according to Q3 2020 data from Marsh’s Global Insurance Market Index, a measure of global commercial insurance premium pricing. “This increased expense can affect a
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Dig deep enough through the history of almost any Los Angeles home and you’ll likely come across a tie to Hollywood—whether it’s as an owner, former resident, house-flipper, or guest. This classic residence in the Spaulding Square neighborhood of Los Angeles has twice been home to showbiz types. Seven years ago, director-turned-period renovator/designer Steven Antin
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Much like Beverly Hills in Los Angeles or Tribeca in New York, the eastern Honolulu neighborhood of Kahala is famous for the affluence of its residents. Billionaires, celebrities and business moguls worldwide have gravitated to the oceanfront enclave, buying luxury mansions and a paradise where soft-sanded beaches and green expanses of the iconic Diamond Head
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