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Stable Growth Expected for Commercial Real Estate in 2017

WASHINGTON (February 23, 2017) — Steered ahead by strengthening demand in smaller markets, the commercial real estate sector should remain on stable …

Commercial Real Estate

Loan Demand Sluggish Heading Into Spring

As real estate heads into its busy spring season, consumers aren't showing typically large demand for mortgage loans just yet. Total mortgage …

Real Estate

Buyers Are Being Drawn to New Homes

Sales of newly built, single-family homes increased 3.7 percent last month, reaching a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 555,000 units, the Commerce …

Real Estate

Off-Site Parking Agreements and Impact to Development

I’m aware of at least one re-development paused after the recent discussions surrounding Slider’s parking, leased or rented in order to permit an …

Parking

Giant Florida Tomato Plant Towers Over 2 Story Florida Building! « The Realty Source, Inc.

This plant, growing out of an old building on 4th Street in Fernandina, towers over the building in the background. I think I have a green thumb, but …

Now Anyone Can Build Ikea's Experimental Garden

It's like a Billy bookcase for plants.<p>A few months ago, Ikea's innovation lab Space10 released a garden structure called the Growroom. Aimed for neighborhood use by city dwellers who don't have backyards, the spherical wooden planter is meant to be a way to grow food locally and sustainably.<p>On …

IKEA

Even One of London’s Smallest Houses Still Costs $750,000

<i>This article originally appeared on time.com/money.</i><p>A tiny home in London has hit the market, asking almost $750,000 (£600,000) for a building that’s …

Real Estate

Passive House is not just for houses

In North America, if people know about Passivhaus or Passive House at all, they think it is all about houses. In Europe, where they have been around …

Construction

Barcelona’s Eixample is Ritzy, Elegant and Features Modernist Architecture

The neighborhood is a popular alternative to Old Town for luxury buyers<p>Located just beyond Barcelona’s atmospheric medieval center, Eixample is an …

Real Estate

Vancouver brimming with million-dollar houses as affordability crisis hangs over city

Vancouver is awash with detached houses reaching the $1-million milestone as the affordability crisis hangs over the city and nearby suburbs.<p>Within city limits, 99.7 per cent of the 75,295 detached properties in Vancouver had assessed values of at least $1-million last summer, according to a new …

British Columbia

Pablo Picasso's $265M French Mansion Has Finally Sold — To Someone Super Rich

Pablo Picasso's French Riviera mansion has finally been sold after spending two years on the market listed at US$200 million ($265 million). FYI: …

Real Estate

Best Real Estate in Melody Key Florida Is a Private Island - Bloomberg

Sometime in 2014, French-born, Dubai-based, real estate developer Blaise Carroz decided to buy his own island. “Since I was a kid, I dreamed of …

Real Estate

15 Central Park West condo with unobstructed views wants $33M

The layout allows for 50 feet of unobstructed park views<p>It’s been a busy few months at 15 Central Park West (relatively speaking, anyway). Robert A.M. Stern/the Zeckendorfs’ really, really ridiculously high-end building saw its most ridiculously overpriced condo—a 35th-floor duplex once asking $95 …

Real Estate

10 Surreal Tree Houses That Will Make Your Childhood Dreams Come True

Who says that grown-ups can’t have tree house goals?<p>When the demands of daily life become too much to bear, a special hideout in the sky can be your place to escape, cool off, or brainstorm in peace. Just one look at these inspirational mini-getaways and you may find yourself looking for a sturdy …

Design

REALTORS® Remain Broadly Optimistic About Market Conditions in 2017

[1] The author acknowledges Danielle Hale, Managing Director, Housing Research; Meredith Dunn, Research Communications Manager; and Amanda Riggs, …

Real Estate

Home Prices Rose in 89% of U.S. Metro Areas in Fourth Quarter - Bloomberg

Home price gains accelerated in the fourth quarter, with increases reported in 89 percent of U.S. metropolitan areas, as competition heated up for a …

Real Estate

10 More Photography Tips to Help Take Your Images to the Next Level

A Post By: Olivier Duong<p>A while back I wrote an article that was quite popular: 10 photography tips to take your photography up a level. In this …

Digital Photography

Common Home Repairs….First Five Years…Real Problems

All homes take maintenance. Some maintenance can be a minor repair by the owner and sometimes it can indicate a more serious problem. Blog posts …

Home Improvement

Buying a House with Tenants: A Quick Guide

Whether you are interested in a buying a home to use as a primary residence or an investment property, it’s possible that the property is currently …

Auberge Beach Fort Lauderdale approaches sellout in north tower

90% sold in the North Tower<p>Auberge Beach Residences & Spa Fort Lauderdale is approaching a sellout in its North Tower while announcing $54 million in sales over the last 45 days for the two-tower luxury oceanfront development.<p>The North Tower, which is expected to be completed this year and will …

Miami

Standard Marine Potential and Everything Changes

Everything changes and in a few years, this property on North 2nd May be part of great changes to a long-underused area in the Historic District.

Buyer Demand Is Outpacing the Supply of Homes for Sale

The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, as well as the market demand. <i>The National Association of REALTORS (NAR)</i> surveys <i>“over</i> …

Real Estate

Appeals Court Rules Part of Obama’s Dodd-Frank Law Unconstitutional

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER<p>WASHINGTON—A federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled a key part of Barack Obama’s Dodd-Frank law unconstitutional, calling …

Greenspan: Repeal Dodd-Frank, Return to Square One

The Next Repeal And Replace: Dodd-Frank

The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, better known as “Dodd-Frank,” was constructed hastily and upon poor foundations that will require significant structural alterations. Fortunately, help is on the way. President Trump supports dismantling Dodd-Frank for the simple reason …

Banking

China's first vertical forest is rising in Nanjing

Stefano Boeri Architetti is bringing the vertical forest concept popularized in Milan to Nanjing, China with the Nanjing Towers. The two green towers …

China

The Latest Comeback Of The Mansard Roof And Its Unusual Advantages

Mansard roofs first became popular in the 17th century and they had multiple comebacks over time since then. This type of roof was popularized by …

Interior Design

The 13 cheapest countries to live in the world for expats

Expats move abroad for new job opportunities, for relationships, or even just to live a simpler life.<p>In a new survey by InterNations, the world’s largest network for people who live and work abroad, the company asked 14,300 expats, representing 174 nationalities and living in 191 countries or …

Retirement

Toronto realtors predict another price surge in 2017

Toronto’s housing market is in for another red-hot year, the area’s real estate board said in a new forecast.<p>The Toronto Real Estate Board predicted 110,000 resale homes would change hands in 2017 – the third consecutive year with sales greater than 100,000 – while average resale home prices would …

Real Estate