Monthly Archives: July 2014

Live-Work Space, A New Old Idea

    Remember the old neighborhood grocery? A place where the owners lived in the back rooms, or the upstairs of the small grocery store. Or the neighborhood music teacher whose home doubled as a studio. Or the beauty shop … Continue reading

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Retail Rents Up, Vacancies Down

  The U.S. retail real estate market is heating up, with shrinking vacancies allowing landlords to raise rents. At strip malls, vacancies fell to 10.3 percent in the second quarter and are nearly a percentage point lower than a post-recession … Continue reading

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Will Boomers Leave Their Single-Family Nests?

  As baby boomers – the generation born between 1946 and 1964 – reach retirement age, and the last of their adult children move away from home, will they decide to stay in the suburban home or flock to a … Continue reading

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Home Owner-Landlords On the Rise

  After snagging a low mortgage rate in the 3 percent range, a growing number of home owners say the all-time-low financing is too good to give up, so they’re keeping their home and taking on the role of landlord, … Continue reading

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