Month: October 2017

See where LendingTree ranks Florida among destinations for homebuyers

Homebuyers moving out of state are heading south, with Florida the No. 2 most-popular destination, a new study from LendingTree shows. LendingTree says it reviewed purchase mortgage loan requests for primary residences in all 50 states in the last year — from October 2016 through October 2017 — to find the percentage of all requests from residents looking to …

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Controversial 304-unit Marin County housing proposal hits a roadblock

A developer wants to build more than 300 units on a former seminary in Marin County, but complex zoning and neighbors are blocking progress. Source: http://feeds.bizjournals.com/industry_21

Call it a real estate boo! Homes surrounding NYC cemeteries are in demand

If horror movies teach us anything about real estate, it’s that one should not build a house, hotel or any type of establishment within the proximity of a burial ground. However, new data suggests most home buyers in New York aren’t afraid of a Poltergeist- or Shining-like scenario. In honor of Halloween, the New York …

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A look at South Florida’s spookiest properties

From the archives: On this Halloween Eve, The Real Deal South Florida explored Miami’s oldest and most haunted properties: the Biltmore Hotel, Deering Estate, Casa Casuarina, the City of Miami Cemetery and the Miami River Inn. Among the paranormal activity? The sounds of doors opening and shutting, noise from nonexistent parties and the ghosts of …

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Upscale senior-living center planned for Fort Mill

A Mississippi company is planning its second upscale senior-living center in the Charlotte area with the addition of an 88,000-square-foot facility in Baxter Village in Fort Mill. The Blake at Baxter Village breaks ground in early 2018 with completion planned for spring 2019.  Cardinal Ventures of Ridgeland, Miss., plans to open its first residential center …

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Owner of The Rim to add 11-acre luxury apartment complex

A four-story, 380,000 square-foot luxury apartment complex is being planned for The Rim. Source: http://feeds.bizjournals.com/industry_21

Study finds few residents leaving Texas

Texans love their home state, and few are considering leaving, according to a new study by LendingTree. The report found that 92.54 percent of purchase mortgage requests in the Lone Star state were from Texans looking to move within the state. Michigan had the second-highest number of residents looking to move within its borders. Texas …

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Potential elimination of federal historic tax credits looms over downtown Dayton

As Congress considers reform of the federal tax code, the elimination of federal historic tax credits is on the table. And for communities such as downtown Dayton, the loss of these tax credits would have a big impact on the revitalization and renovation of historic buildings. Sandy Gudorf, president of the Downtown Dayton Partnership, said …

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Colombians still crazy for South Florida homes: report

Miami skyline (Credit: Wikimedia Commons) Buyers from Colombia led foreign interest in Miami homes in August, according to a new report from the Miami Association of Realtors. The Latin American country has shown the most interest in South Florida homes for six consecutive months. Colombians represented 10.5 percent of all international searches on MiamiRealtors.com in …

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Here's why Lennar wants to merge with one of its largest competitors

The rising cost of land in its major markets has made it challenging for homebuilder Lennar Corp. to accelerate growth, so it found a way to leap ahead with the acquisition of one of its largest competitors, CalAtlantic Group. The deal, announced Monday, will also allow Lennar to start aggressively negotiating lower costs for labor …

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