Tag Archives: Real Estate

2017 Federal Financing Toolkit

The 2017 Federal Financing Toolkit has been updated and expanded to include 90 federal financing opportunities that are designed to help real estate developers and investors as well as local elected officials achieve their development goals. There is a $60 fee for nonmembers. Learn more... Read more

How Stormwater Retention Paid Dividends for Three Sites

Three examples were among many showcased in ULI’s recent report, Harvesting the Value of Water: Stormwater, Green Infrastructure, and Real Estate, which highlighted the numerous ways in which water is “one that can be harnessed to make cities more sustainable and livable.” These examples ranged from a suburb near Dallas to a flood-prone site in New Orleans to a pier development in Boston and featured an assortment of tools that can be combined given the circumstances. Read more... Read more

Smart Cities Promise a New Way of Living

About a 20-minute light-rail trip northeast from downtown Denver and nestled on the edge of Denver International Airport, a prototype for the technologically transformed urban neighborhood of the future is just starting to take shape. Panasonic, which chose Denver out of a list of 22 finalists for the site of its technology center, hopes to turn Peña Station Next into both a proving ground for smart-city technology and a template for other real estate projects. Read more... Read more

Where Are the Nation’s Young Homebuyers Now? Pittsburgh, DC and Des Moines

​ Millennials in Pittsburgh, Washington D.C., and Des Moines are pursuing home ownership more than their counterparts in any of the nation’s 100 largest cities, according to a new study by LendingTree, the online loan marketplace. These young homebuyers are at the forefront of a growing nationwide trend of young buyers returning to the housing market. Read more... Read more

Why Do Realtors Care About Smart Growth?

​Realtors don’t only sell homes; they sell neighborhoods and communities. Neighborhoods across the country are beginning to adopt smart growth principles, and because of that, realtors need to be involved in this initiative. These principles are what more Americans are looking for when searching for a home and a community. Read more... Read more

Why Commercial Real Estate Investors Are Looking to Resilience Rather than Yields

Over the next few decades, commercial real estate developers could be just as likely to base investment decisions on rising sea levels as on rising interest rates. As urbanization, climate change and social unrest exert increasing pressures on cities, traditional metrics for measuring investment risk cannot hope to capture the whole story. Instead, investors are turning their attention to resilience to guide capital allocation. Read more... Read more

Creating Diverse Housing Opportunities in Lansing

Smart growth is about recognizing and understanding the various facets of a vibrant community and how to achieve and maintain a balance among them. The Greater Lansing Association of Realtors along with other community leaders are working to assure ample homeownership opportunities in communities with efficient transportation, good schools, and open space exist in mid-Michigan. Read more... Read more
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