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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Western Arizona eyed as water source for major metro areas - Herald-Whig -

Western Arizona eyed as water source for major metro areas - Herald-Whig -: A week into her appointment last fall as a Mohave County supervisor in western Arizona, Lois Wakimoto heard the words that would consume her since: We have a water problem.

The entity that sends Colorado River water throughout Arizona wants to buy farmland in her district that includes Mohave Valley, pay farmers to fallow it and redirect the water to the state's most populous areas where housing developments are booming.

The program would be the first in the state to move water from agricultural users along the river to central and southern Arizona, and local residents are opposing it.

"As they want to take what they say is excess because we're not using it and store it for their future growth, we look at that and say, 'what about our future growth?'" Wakimoto said.

Energy-Efficient Innovations in Commercial Real Estate – Innovation Excellence

Energy-Efficient Innovations in Commercial Real Estate – Innovation Excellence: Millennials, now the largest consumer demographic, have redefined how businesses serve their customers, from retail to real estate. With this demographic illustrating a very different set of consumer demands and expectations than the older Baby Boomer generation, the relationships that exist between utility companies, property managers, and manufacturers of household appliances; and the Millennials who use their services, has been redefined. This demographic, according to the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative, is eager to take advantage of energy-saving innovations, ranging from alternative energy and solar, to smart appliances and smart home concepts. As a result, what was once considered alternative, has become mainstream.

Natural gas billionaire said to be buyer of $110M Carbon Beach pad

Carbon Beach | Peter Morton: A name has been put to the buyer on a record-breaking $110 million sale on Malibu’s Carbon Beach.

The luxury real estate blog Yolanda’s Little Black Book has identified natural gas billionaire Michael S. Smith and his wife Iris as the buyers of Hard Rock Caf� founder Peter Morton’s beachfront home.

If the rumored sale price is accurate, it would be by far the most expensive sale in all of Los Angeles. Fitting for an uber exclusive beachfront neighborhood often called Billionaire’s Beach.

Real Estate 2018 | Urban Land Institute

Real Estate 2018 | Urban Land Institute: The country’s industrial sector is expected to perform the strongest, with availability rates this year hitting 7.4 percent, according to figures from ULI’s Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate cited in National Mortgage Professional. That’s well below the 20-year average of 10.1 percent.

Real Estate Matters: Best stratedgy for long move depends on many factors - Entertainment & Life - The Columbus Dispatch - Columbus, OH

Real Estate Matters: Best stratedgy for long move depends on many factors - Entertainment & Life - The Columbus Dispatch - Columbus, OH

Real Estate IRAs More Coveted as Supply Dwindles Against Demand | STL.News

Real Estate IRAs More Coveted as Supply Dwindles Against Demand | STL.News: The basic laws of supply and demand still apply in investments of all types. This is clearly evident in the world of real estate, where dwindling supply as measured against demand continues to push up land value. Now, many investors may turn to Real Estate IRAs to grow their portfolio’s value, especially with the 2018 stock market’s uncertain beginning.

WALKER: 5 things I wish everyone knew about the real estate industry - InfoNews - Penticton

WALKER: 5 things I wish everyone knew about the real estate industry - InfoNews - Penticton: As you’ll know, the real estate industry has been in the news a lot lately. As someone with over twenty years of experience in the real estate sector, it got me thinking about the things that I wish everyone knew about my profession and British Columbia’s largest industry