Construction Spending Ahead of 2015 Despite June Dip

Construction spending eased slightly in June, but the Census Bureau said today that it is still running substantially ahead of spending in the first six months of 2015. Spending in June was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.13 trillion compared to $1.40 trillion in May, a drop of 0.6 percent.  The June figure is […]

Top Six U.S. Cities for Office Occupancy Costs

Peaking office rents are becoming a problem in many markets. Tenants have shown they’re willing to expand, but as high demand pushes rents to record levels amid Brexit and the upcoming election turmoil, experts say tenants might have an excuse to delay decisions until 2017. Across the globe, trophy office rents increased 2.4 percent from mid-year […]

New Crown Jewel Of Tampa Skyline – Creative Designs Welcome

The city of Tampa is calling on firms to submit development proposals for one of the most prime real estate lots in downtown. The city released requests for proposals Friday on the property just north of Jackson Street known as the City Hall Parking Lot. “This is particularly exciting because this is essentially the most prominent undeveloped […]

Home Improvement Spending To Hit $321 Billion

Home equity is back, and headed for the bathroom — or the kitchen or the garage or wherever today’s homeowners see the greatest returns. Higher home prices have given people cash back and they are putting that cash to work in more — and bigger — remodeling projects. Growth in home improvement and repair expenditures will reach […]

The 2016 real estate investing landscape

Residential real estate investing in single-family rentals is flourishing again as rents and home values are rising in tandem to create returns for investors reaching 10 percent or more. Now that foreclosures have fallen to 10-year lows, finding affordable acquisitions to convert to single-family rentals is a real challenge. Demand for investment properties is creating a market-driven movement […]

Crowdsourcing Expands World of Corporate Real Estate Investing

Would you invest in a 40-year-old warehouse in Avon with no control over how it’s run or when it might be sold? Twelve investors did just that, pooling together about $250,000 to join an investment group that bought the warehouse last year for $14.3 million. Crowdfunding has mostly been associated with tech startups and inventors, […]

Magnesium Oxide Board – New Generation Building Material

Magnesium Oxide Board  is engineered to eliminate the toughest problems faced by architects, engineers, contractors, and builders today while also making construction easier. Addressing both, magnesium oxide boards result in lower construction costs during installation and reduced maintenance expenses over the lifespan of the building. It is the green, affordable alternative to gypsum and fibre-cement. […]

Reality Check Reins In $20 Billion Dubai Mall Development

When Morgan Parker was asked by one of Dubai’s biggest developers to review their $20 billion plan to build the world’s largest mall and 100 hotels to surround it, he took it back to the drawing board. The former head of the Rockefeller family’s Rose Rock real estate firm recommended a scaled-down plan for Dubai Holding LLC’s […]

How to get your brain moving with physical activity

The notion that the brain you were born with is the one you are stuck with for life is outdated. As it turns out, the brain can literally reconstruct itself to meet any challenge. It comes from ” The Brain’s Way of Healing” by Dr. Norman Doidge. The book discusses new research into neuroplasticity, which is […]

Is Tampa Bay Heading For Another Real Estate Bubble?

With prices rising again, no one likes to think the market could be destined for a repeat of the boom-to-bust catastrophe that cost millions of people their homes. Yet one research and consulting firm says a data-based analysis it conducted of the Tampa Bay metro area shows another bubble could be forming. Read more > > […]