An Introduction to Adaptive Re-use and Repositioning

Aging buildings have their charm, but most can no longer perform financially in today’s marketplace. The main tenet of adaptive re-use projects is revitalization of an existing space to enhance both the property’s performance and the satisfaction of visitors who make use of the building’s features. Owners must analyze various factors with this goal in

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Buildings Increase Prices

Builders nationwide are initiating higher prices for new construction. A recent survey distributed by John Burns Real Estate Consulting Inc., saw twenty-four percent of 231 builders citing raised prices for December 2013. Those builders who lowered prices fell 8 percent in December 2013, a significant change from a 12 percent increase of prices in October

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FHA modifying their strategy

The FHA made a recent announcement that it intends to modify their stance on lending in real estate market, likely due to improved market health. The FHA is reassessing “upper limits” on mortgages for areas with high priced homes. Approximately 650 counties in the U.S. will see this this change. The previous maximum upper limit

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Mortgage Debt Rises to $2.45 Trillion in Q2 of 2013

  Outstanding commercial/multi-family mortgage debt rose by an estimated $24.5 billion indicating a one percent chance in the second quarter of 2013.  The outstanding commercial/multifamily mortgage debt figure of  $2.45 trillion seen in Q2 comes in at $24.5 billion higher than the Q1 2013 figure.  Outstanding multifamily mortgage debt reached $875 billion, a 1.3 percent

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