Real Estate

If you are suffering from post-pandemic sticker shock, you are not alone. From gas and groceries to computers and clothing, everyday items are suddenly more expensive.   As the country recovers in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak and Americans put their stimulus checks and stashed cash to work, some of these higher costs are simply the price consumers
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A slight increase in mortgage interest rates was enough to tank refinances and bring down overall demand. Total mortgage application volume fell 4.2% last week from the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index. The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with conforming loan balances ($548,250 or less) increased
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The Atlantic hurricane season hasn’t even begun (it officially starts June 1), but excessive spring flooding has already displaced thousands of residents in Louisiana.   A freak ice storm in Texas in February took out much of the state’s power grid, plunging nearly 10 million people into a cold, dark catastrophe. More than 150 people
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The question might seem so ridiculous that it borders on idiotic—after all, Malibu is known around the world for its epic coastal hills that slope dramatically into soft-sanded beaches lining the Pacific, as well as its Mediterranean climate and famous residents that include the likes of Will Smith, Leonardo DiCaprio and Pierce Brosnan. But if
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San Miguel de Allende, located about a three-hour drive from Mexico City at 6,135 feet above sea level in the state of Guanajuato, is a prime destination for American retirees. COVID has only increased this gem of a city’s desirability. These ex-pats move for a mild climate, five-star dining, accessible art and culture, Baroque/Neoclassical colonial
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Residential buildings in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City. James Andrews | iStock | Getty Images The Treasury Department announced on Friday that it’s disbursed more than $6 billion to states to help renters and landlords struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic. Between the last two major stimulus packages, Congress has
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At first glance, you might not call this estate in Carpinteria a contemporary. The innovative design takes many of its cues from adobe or Pueblo Revival architecture. But here, the stucco walls have clean, crisp corners rather than rounded edges. Overhangs replace exposed beams on the exterior. The trapezoid is the predominant structure shape, not the rectangle
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An earlier post made clear this economy’s powerful near-term growth momentum. It also warned about longer-term economic risks, especially given Washington’s efforts to hype the economy. Against this background of conjoined economic optimism and worry (common enough in almost all economic analyses) the expansion in residential real estate seems so far to rest on a remarkably
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Broker Associate at LIV | Sotheby’s International Realty based in Breckenridge, Colorado. On March 10, 2021, Freddie Mac and Fannie May announced that they will buy fewer second-home and investment mortgages. Although the news did not set the real estate market into a downward spiral, it is now raising concerns for consumers as well as for real estate
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Contractors work on single-family homes under construction in the Cadence Park development of The Great Park Neighborhoods in Irvine, California, on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Bing Guan | Bloomberg | Getty Images Strong buyer demand is keeping homebuilders confident, but the risk of rising construction material costs continues to weigh on housing affordability.  Builder sentiment
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Oli Farago, Co-Founder and CEO of Coyote Software. This past year of Covid-19-induced shelter-in-place lockdowns, social distancing and work-from-home mandates have devastated commercial real estate businesses across the globe and disrupted the lives of working individuals in unprecedented ways. While the negative impacts of the pandemic are vast, from mental and emotional fatigue to business disruptions
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Ari Rastegar is CEO of Rastegar Property Company, a vertically integrated real estate company with a focus on value-oriented real estate. America’s manufacturing sector is poised for a comeback, creating a long-awaited opportunity for those investing in industrial real estate. Industrial real estate as an asset class has been among the most resilient during the pandemic,
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Ever wonder what it takes to become a real estate agent to the stars? Coldwell Banker Global Luxury’s vast network of agents works with some of the wealthiest homeowners in the world. Exclusively for Forbes, three top Coldwell Banker-affiliated agents share their experience and advice on working with celebrities, athletes, Wall Streeters and more. Rising
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