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Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Why New York is out and Nashville is in for real-estate investors - MarketWatch

Why New York is out and Nashville is in for real-estate investors - MarketWatch: Doing business is pricey in the largest U.S. metropolitan areas, which has prompted companies to consider locating in more affordable cities that have vibrant downtown neighborhoods, good public transit systems, walkability and culture, according to a new report. Residents may seek out these alternatives too, looking for a more reasonable cost of living.

Goodbye, New York. Hello, Nashville!

Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, Charlotte, Seattle, Atlanta, Denver and Nashville were the top cities (in that order) on a list of markets to watch in PricewaterhouseCoopers and Urban Land Institute’s annual “Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2016” report. These cities were followed by San Francisco, Portland, Ore., and Los Angeles. (New York City landed at No. 15.)

Foreign investors looking at Montreal and Saskatoon real estate | Toronto Star

Foreign investors looking at Montreal and Saskatoon real estate | Toronto Star: TORONTO—A new report on real estate trends says foreign investors may start looking beyond Toronto and Vancouver and begin targeting markets in Montreal and Saskatoon in the coming year.
The report by PwC Canada and the Urban Land Institute says both foreign and domestic real estate investment will shift in 2016 from Western Canada, where falling oil prices are hurting growth, to the east, where the low loonie is boosting manufacturing.
Vancouver is the notable exception, rising to first place as the country’s must-watch real estate market. Money is also expected to continue to flow into the Toronto market, the country’s largest.

The fall real estate market in Northern Virginia - The Washington Post

The fall real estate market in Northern Virginia - The Washington Post: Northern Virginia has had a so-so housing market thus far in 2015, and David Howell, executive vice president and chief information officer of McEnearney Associates in McLean, says he thinks it will finish out that way, too.

“All of the numbers in 2015 year-to-date have been better than 2014 in Northern Virginia, but frankly, 2014 wasn’t that great,” says Howell. “While sales contracts have been up 8�percent so far in 2015, this year so far is only ranked at the fourth best out of the past seven years.”

Lost for nearly 30 years: World's Fair sculpture returns to New Orleans | Local News - KCCI Home

Lost for nearly 30 years: World's Fair sculpture returns to New Orleans | Local News - KCCI Home: A sculpture created for the 1984 New Orleans World's Fair and hidden for nearly 30 years in a sewage treatment facility made its way back to the Crescent City.

OCC Hosts New Orleans Workshop for Bank Directors -- WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

OCC Hosts New Orleans Workshop for Bank Directors -- WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --: The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency will host a workshop in New Orleans at the Hampton Inn and Suites New Orleans, November 16-18, for directors of national community banks and federal savings associations.

The Building Blocks for Directors workshop introduces new bank directors to the OCC's approach to supervision and provides experienced bank directors with a review of core concepts.

The workshop combines lectures, discussion, and exercises to provide practical information on the roles and responsibilities of board participation. Taught by seasoned OCC supervision staff, the workshop focuses on directors' duties and core responsibilities, discusses major laws and regulations, and increases familiarity with the examination process.

The workshop fee is $99. Participants receive a pre-workshop reading package and course materials, and assorted supervisory publications. The workshop is limited to the first 35 registrants.

Boo Ferriss is more than Mississippi's best ball player; he's the gift who keeps on giving | Rick Cleveland | The Sun Herald

Boo Ferriss is more than Mississippi's best ball player; he's the gift who keeps on giving | Rick Cleveland | The Sun Herald: This was 53 years and several months ago at the old Mississippi Southern College baseball field just off U.S. 49 in Hattiesburg. Delta State College was about to play MSC in baseball. I was 9.

My dad was on the field talking to a tall, broad-shouldered man in a gray flannel uniform with a green cap. Dad waved me out onto the field.

"Rickey," my daddy said, "I want you to meet the greatest baseball player in Mississippi history. This is Coach Boo Ferriss."

Mississippi regulators weigh rooftop solar panel rules | gulflive.com

Mississippi regulators weigh rooftop solar panel rules | gulflive.com: JACKSON, Miss. — Supporters of proposed Mississippi rules to ease installation of rooftop solar panels portrayed them Tuesday as a boon that will benefit all utility customers, while utilities expressed varying degrees of concern about the possibility of shifting costs to poorer customers.

Following a two-hour public hearing on the proposed rules governing how much utilities would pay owners of solar panels and other electric-generating devices, state regulators must now weigh those concerns. Public service commissioners must also decide whether they have the authority to order member-owned cooperatives to abide by the net metering rules.

Belz plans $43M Midtown development

Belz plans $43M Midtown development: Belz Enterprises plans to build a $43 million mixed-use development in Midtown at the southwest corner of Union and McLean.

The Center City Revenue Finance Corp. on Tuesday will review the application from Belz HRP Partners -- Belz Enterprises and Harbour Retail Partners of Marietta, Georgia -- for 188 apartments, 513 parking spaces and about 41,000 square feet of commercial space, for which a “national gourmet grocery store” is being recruited, an application said.

Developers propose to tear down the existing structures including the closed Artisan Hotel and adjoining office building.

Collierville unveils plans for new $95M high school

Collierville unveils plans for new $95M high school: Nearly eight months after Collierville High School staffers sketched out their dream school, architects unveiled a draft late Tuesday of the $95 million school including a 5,000-seat stadium, a library with 21,000 books and wings of classrooms grouped by subject.

The main entrance will be a pantheon of STEM labs and exhibits, showing visitors in a glance the crux of the science, technology, engineering and math instruction in long, sweeping views from the front of the main building to the back.