Category Archives: Dwellings

Cities Blend Housing With Business

Land is growing more scarce and more expensive in many large cities, and more developers are responding by combining commercial and residential spaces.  In New York, for example, “it’s getting harder and harder to do office construction,” Seymour Durst, chief administrative … Continue reading

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California Seeks to Eliminate Utility Bills

The California Energy Commission will require new homes and commercial buildings to meet a “zero net energy” code. The mandate will cover new homes by 2020 and new commercial buildings by 2030. The code requires these new structures to consume … Continue reading

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Dying Suburban Malls Become Housing Mecca

As enclosed malls across the country look to reinvent themselves, some communities are finding that living in a mall could be a boon for property values.  Those massive, enclosed malls popular in the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s are dying off. … Continue reading

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Bellevue Among Best Military Towns for Investing

Real Estate investors are eyeing military towns as a great place to invest in a single-family rentals.  “Acquiring (single-family rentals) near military bases may be one of the best real estate investment strategies, for a variety of reasons,” says Don … Continue reading

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This Is the Time to Invest in Real Estate

Columnist Jeff Reeves with MarketWatch says right now is the best time ever to invest in real estate. He discounts fears by some about another housing crisis brewing – the uptick in “liar loans” or “Alt-A mortgages” and return of … Continue reading

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