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Saturday, September 22, 2018

How Hollywood Real Estate Agents Lure Buyers with Wine | Hollywood Reporter

How Hollywood Real Estate Agents Lure Buyers with Wine | Hollywood Reporter: In Bel Air, a new architectural compound boasts city and golf course views, a huge infinity pool, a 2,100-square-foot master suite — and a wine cellar stocked with 500 bottles. Selected by Beverly Hills expert Ben Alexander, the collection is included in the home’s $38.5 million price tag, according to David Parnes, who shares the listing with James Harris.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Och-Ziff to Seek $2 Billion for Its Biggest Real Estate Fund - Bloomberg

Och-Ziff to Seek $2 Billion for Its Biggest Real Estate Fund - Bloomberg: Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC is seeking to raise its largest real estate fund ever after a period of change for the firm, including new leadership.

Billionaire Dan Och’s hedge fund firm is targeting $2 billion for its fourth fund focused on opportunistic property investments as soon as the end of the year, according to people familiar with the matter. New York-based Och-Ziff has also raised about $750 million for a real estate debt strategy and is gathering a $150 million affordable-housing investment pool, which would be exempt from taxes, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the information is private.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Survey: First-time home buyers fare well in greater Charleston | Real Estate | postandcourier.com

Survey: First-time home buyers fare well in greater Charleston | Real Estate | postandcourier.com: The Lowcountry turns out to be one of the more alluring spots for first-time purchasers to buy a residence — based on comparatively lower prices, taxes and crime rates, an online personal finance tracker finds.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Founder of TreeHouse, Icon to build utopian Bee Cave community - Austin Business Journal

Founder of TreeHouse, Icon to build utopian Bee Cave community - Austin Business Journal: Evan Loomis — founder of the sustainable home improvement store TreeHouse and the 3D-printing homebuilding company Icon — is turning to real estate development for the first time. He wants to build a utopian green community straight out of a storybook, with tons of open space, a wildflower zone, an organic farm and dozens of homes on one-acre lots.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

A Celebrity Chef’s Winning Real-Estate Strategy

A Celebrity Chef’s Winning Real-Estate Strategy: San Francisco chef Traci Des Jardins may have four residences, but she says her true home is in any of her kitchens—all modest, practical spaces with open shelves, well-worn pans and rustic kitchen tools.

"We have sitting rooms here, but I never sit," says Ms. Des Jardins of the two parlors in the Victorian she shares with her partner, Jennifer Roy. "The kitchen is my only domain."

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Easy ways to update your bathroom on any budget - Chicago Tribune

Easy ways to update your bathroom on any budget - Chicago Tribune: The 2017 Houzz Bathroom Trends Study said the average spend on a major master bathroom remodel exceeding 100 feet was $21,000, while smaller bathrooms averaged $12,500. Whether or not you have that kind of scratch to throw around, here are five ways to refresh your bathroom, from low-cost to luxe.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Unprecedented Real Estate Industry Initiative To Battle Homelessness

Unprecedented Real Estate Industry Initiative To Battle Homelessness: Recently featured on CNN's "Impact Your World," Shelters to Shutters (S2S) brings together apartment property management partners looking to fill entry-level positions with invited pre-screened, vetted individuals who are situationally homeless in an organized and professional setting.� Not a traditional job fair or hiring event, but a strategic convening of curated applicants who are experiencing homelessness and apartment property hiring managers. Open positions include maintenance tech, leasing agent, groundskeeper and concierge.

Monday, September 10, 2018

3 Ways To Gain Exposure To Real Estate Through The Stock Exchange | The Motley Fool Singapore

3 Ways To Gain Exposure To Real Estate Through The Stock Exchange | The Motley Fool Singapore: It is no secret that Singaporeans love to invest in properties. And who can blame them? Over the past decade, Singapore’s property market has skyrocketed. A growing economy, scarce land supply and low-interest rates have resulted in increasing demand for property. These in turn have propelled prices of property in Singapore to among the most expensive in the world.

Saturday, September 08, 2018

5 Ways to Invest in Real Estate Without Ever Buying Property - Black Enterprise

5 Ways to Invest in Real Estate Without Ever Buying Property - Black Enterprise: When it comes to wealth building, there’s probably no more trusted bet than to invest in real estate. According to Forbes, 10% of the top fortunes in America have been built in real estate.

In fact, not investing in real estate is the main cause behind the “American wealth gap.” Which basically means that by 2053, the�median black value will drop to $0. (Meanwhile, white household wealth is projected to climb to $137,000 by 2053.) Granted, major deals require large degrees of startup capital; others lots of know-how. Contrary to popular belief, you can still start accumulating wealth in real estate—even w

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Connecting The Physical World Of Real Estate To The Digital World Of Standardization And Trust

Connecting The Physical World Of Real Estate To The Digital World Of Standardization And Trust: Change is underway in the real estate industry. Billions are pouring into new and existing technology companies, all competing for their slice of the proverbial pie.

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Are Frisco, McKinney and Allen the country's best real estate markets? | Real Estate | Dallas News

Are Frisco, McKinney and Allen the country's best real estate markets? | Real Estate | Dallas News: Three North Texas cities top a new list of the country's best real estate markets.

Frisco, McKinney and Allen were rated first in the country in the comparison of best housing and economic markets by WalletHub.

Richardson and Denton also made it into the top 10.

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Oilfield companies find real estate market tightening up in Bakken | Grand Forks Herald

Oilfield companies find real estate market tightening up in Bakken | Grand Forks Herald: A year ago, Jeff Lunnen could have shown a prospective oilfield service company 15 to 20 industrial properties for their consideration.

Saturday, September 01, 2018

Real Estate Start-Up Compass Searches for Direction - Barron's

Real Estate Start-Up Compass Searches for Direction - Barron's: The real estate start-up Compass was founded on a premise that just about anybody who has house-hunted can empathize with: Real estate brokers are expensive, and the whole process can be a hassle.