Monthly Archives: May 2015

Are Eco Homes prone to Overheating?

May 26, 2015 |

Earlier this month, stories appeared in the Sunday Times and the Daily Mail about overheating in eco-homes. In particular, Passivhaus was mentioned. Why exactly should an eco home overheat anymore than any other home? What the stories implied was that because these houses were so well insulated, they wouldn’t be able to cool down in […more]

The most expensive houses on the market in Texas

May 22, 2015 |

The Lone Star State has enough land for several high-priced mansions. See among the most expensive that are for sale now.   $100,000,000 / 10 bedrooms / 9 full baths 10000 Hollow Way Road: With an astounding 50,000 square feet of interior space, this Dallas mansion is easily the most expensive estate in Texas, with […more]

Bosler House faces foreclosure

May 21, 2015 |

Highlights: Denver files a foreclosure action in an effort to save the Bosler House. Saving the Bosler House in NW Denver started in 2009. The Bosler House was declared a Denver historic home in 1984. Denver is filing a foreclosure action and is seeking a receiver to restore the Bosler House. The city of Denver […more]

BHP launches Project Renovate in Boulder

May 20, 2015 |

Highlights: Project Renovate unveiled by BHP. Project renovate is a $78 million affordable housing plan in Boulder. Project Renovate is BHP’s most ambitious plan in its 49-year history.   By John Rebchook Project Renovate is the most ambitious affordable housing development yet by BHP. It’s called Project Renovate. Boulder Housing Partners  on Tuesday unveiled details of […more]

Awesome Facts About Miami that Make it a Great Place to Invest in Commercial Real Estate

May 18, 2015 |

Miami has grown by such leaps and bounds in the past decade or so, it is easy to lose track of all the areas where it has attained a leadership position. In the aggregate, these all add up to one word – exciting. Miami is more on the map, as they say, with perhaps the […more]

Farley: Denver’s zoning addresses height

May 18, 2015 |

Highlights: Guest column by Dick Farley. Farley is a former Denver City Planner. Farley addresses heights and densities. By Dick Farley Special to Height and density are not the same, explains planner Dick Farley. Like cousins, building height and density are related but different. A two story house 30 feet high can contain two or […more]

Elitch Lanes: Natural Grocers, not apartments

May 15, 2015 |

Highlights: Elitch Lanes closing this week. Elitch Lanes has been in Berkeley for more than 60 years. Elitch Lanes is being replaced by a Natural Grocers. (Editor’s Note: Elitch Lanes last day as a bowling alley is scheduled for this Sunday. To put the sale into perspective in today’s real estate market, I am reprinting […more]

Central Indiana home sales up nearly 9 percent year to date

May 14, 2015 |

Market Update Central Indiana home sales up nearly 9 percent year to date Inventory tightens by 3.2 percent; Sale prices increase more than 5 percent year-to-date  INDIANAPOLIS – With 2,912 pended sales in April in Central Indiana, overall year-to-date home sales are up 8.9 percent compared to this time period last year, according to statistics […more]

New listings 40% higher than home inventory

May 14, 2015 |

Highlights: New home listings far exceed housing supply. Active listings could triple or quadruple to meet demand. Last month was the lowest April ever in terms of active listings. A snapshot of new listings in the Denver market. By John Rebchook An average of 235 new listings of homes and condos came on the Denver […more]

Polimino: Realtor needed, even in FSBO deals

May 13, 2015 |

Highlights: Guest column by Dan Polimino. Polimino is a broker with Keller Williams. Polimino discusses pitfalls of For Sale By Owner transactions. By Dan Polimino Special to   Dan Polimino discusses pitfalls of buying a FSBO. The number one thing we hear from our buyers everyday is there are no homes to buy on […more]