Real Estate

President, Chief Appraiser at Argianas and Associates, specializing in the valuation of complex institutional quality properties. getty As society has evolved from a predominantly rural population to an increasingly urban one, real estate trends have responded. In 1800, approximately 6% of the human population lived in cities; by 1900, this number jumped to 40%, and today
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(Photo: Getty Images | d3sign) SINGAPORE — Commercial real estate prices have plunged this year as people stopped going into offices, and retail businesses were disrupted. That could lead to a significant amount of losses for banks, according to a recent report. In previous downturns, commercial property loan losses were “heavy” and there are worrying
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One out of two college students knows “housing insecurity” by heart, first-hand. As many as 68,000 claim to be homeless. That data came before the novel coronavirus struck, heat-seeking America’s and the world’s most vulnerable. So when sustainable urbanism grad student Armelle Coutant and three of her Stanford University colleagues set out on a sleep-deprived
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A “sold” sign is posted on a home in Westfield, Ind., Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. The housing market has … [+] staged a furious comeback this summer, even as the economy struggles to regain its footing. Home sales have surged to the highest level in more than a decade. The strength has been driven by
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authentic medieval beautiful villages (borgo) of Italy getty Italy’s region of Emilia Romagna is paying people under 40 up to €30,000 to move to its mountain towns and buy or restore a house, in a bid to revamp depopulated areas.  The goal is to breathe new life into off-the-radar places where living conditions are tougher
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The CEO of real estate brokerage Redfin told CNBC on Thursday he anticipates the coronavirus pandemic-driven boom in the housing market will persist into next year. Existing home sales increased 9.4% in September, surpassing expectations, and the median purchase price rose nearly 15% year over year, according to data released earlier Thursday by the National Association of
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Pedestrians walk past a home with a “Sold” sign in San Francisco. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Sales of existing homes rose a higher-than-expected 9.4% in September to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 6.54 million units, according to the National Association of Realtors. Sales were up 20.9% annually. Sales could be
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Andrew Cuomo attends a 9/11 memorial service on September 11, 2020. (Photo by Michael M. … [+] Santiago/Getty Images) Getty Images New York governor Andrew Cuomo extended the ban on Covid-related commercial evictions and foreclosures on Tuesday. Landlords are now prevented from attempting to oust commercial tenants through January 1. The moratorium had been set
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Toni Morrison, American writer, novelist, editor, Italy, September 2012. (Photo by Leonardo … [+] Cendamo/Getty Images) Getty Images The last home of Nobel prizewinning author Toni Morrison has come on the market for $4.75 million. Located in Tribeca’s landmark Textile Building, the condo is a corner unit with a modern feel despite the building dating
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A perfect example of mid-century modernism, the Kaufmann Desert House is for sale. Daniel Solomon for Vista Sotheby’s International Realty At its best, modernism produced poetically beautiful buildings whose spare simplicity belied their sophisticated design. A stellar example is Richard Neutra’s Kaufmann Desert House.  Located in modernism’s spiritual epicenter, Palm Beach, California, it is considered
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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – New England Patriots’ Brandon Copeland (L) and Stephon Gilmore tackle Seattle Seahawks’ Chris Carson on September 20, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. Abbie Parr | Getty Images Sport | Getty Images Millions of Americans have been financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Copeland wants to help. “We can’t
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Companies controlled by one of New York’s most prominent hotel developers received millions of dollars in loans from a government program intended to support small businesses as the coronavirus hammered the economy. At least eight businesses owned by Sam Chang received between $2.8 million and just over $7 million in federal small business loans, according
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