Month: February 2018

Bill allowing state to oversee vacation rental regulations put on hold

(Credit: Wikimedia Commons) Local regulations regarding short-term rentals are likely to stay in place, as this year’s Florida legislative session comes to an end next week. New rules that would allow the state to take over vacation rental regulations and eliminate local government authority have stalled during the session, according to the Florida Times-Union. Earlier …

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Google is vetting Bay Area modular housing startups for future developments

Google is vetting Bay Area startups focused on pre-fabricated housing for future projects, the real estate-hungry tech giant said Wednesday. The company earlier this month quietly sent out a request for proposals that asks multiple firms in the growing modular, or prefab, housing industry to lay out the processes each uses for assembling and delivering …

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Google has its goggles set on new apartments for employees

Googleplex in Mountain View, California and Katerra’s Michael Marks (Credit: Robbie Shade/Flickr, Katerra) Google is preparing to build a village in its own backyard. The tech giant is asking a handful of prefab housing startups for proposals to build 10,000 apartments for employees as part of its huge Mountain View Googleplex HQ, according to The Information. …

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These are the top 10 best public elementary schools in the S.F. metro area

If you’re looking for a top public elementary school to send your kids to, Pleasanton is hands down the highest-rated Bay Area option, according to new rankings from school data website Niche. The list incorporates schools from the San Francisco Metropolitan Area. For rankings on Silicon Valley and South Bay schools, please see our upcoming …

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These are the top 10 best public elementary schools in the Bay Area for 2018 — and not one of them is in San Francisco

If you’re looking for a top public elementary school to send your kids to, Pleasanton is hands down the highest-rated Bay Area option, according to new rankings from school data website Niche. The list incorporates schools from the San Francisco Metropolitan Area. For rankings on Silicon Valley and South Bay schools, please see our upcoming …

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Want a penthouse condo in downtown Bellevue? That'll be $5M-plus, please (Images)

Demand for the new homes is so strong that they’re holding a drawing for who can make offers first. Source: http://feeds.bizjournals.com/industry_21

Miami-Dade is swimming in condos, with 4 years of luxury supply: report

Miami Beach skyline (Credit: Pixabay, Max Pixel) Miami-Dade County has four years of luxury condo inventory – not including the glut of preconstruction condos being marketed for sale. Nearly 2,800 units are on the market asking at least $1 million, according to a new report from Condo Vultures Realty. In 2017, 681 luxury units sold …

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1,500 homes could spring up in rural part of Leander if rezoning passes

Some people who live near the proposed community have asked for a traffic study and complained the development could disrupt their quiet way of life. A critical rezoning vote looms at Leander City Council. Source: http://feeds.bizjournals.com/industry_21

Head of research at USAA Real Estate shares thoughts on local property market

According to McIntosh, San Antonio’s economy has displayed a number of positive indicators for the last several years, and he thinks things will likely continue. Source: http://feeds.bizjournals.com/industry_21

Angelo, Gordon & Co. and partner plan self-storage facility in Homestead

Rendering of self-storage facility (Credit: Andover Properties) A joint venture between the New York-based investment manager Angelo, Gordon & Co. and Andover Properties is planning to develop a 110,000-square-foot self-storage facility in Homestead, and is expecting to score nearly $6 million in construction financing, The Real Deal has learned. Brian Cohen, president of Andover, which …

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