Tag: September October 2006

Mean, green eco machine

Like the story line of a Brad Pitt movie, New Orleans is an epic parable of man versus environment. Last month, the twice-named Sexiest...

Just say no to criminals

After witnessing an odd commotion at her neighbor's home, a resident in a southwest apartment community promptly dialed 911. From the witness' description and...

Nine Las Vegas senior apartment communities sell for $243.5M

LAS VEGAS Orion Residential of Chicago spent $243.5 million to acquire nine Carefree communities totaling 2,219 units. Excluded from the deal, which closed in July,...

$82M deal reflects hot market

CHARLOTTE, NC Autumn Park in Charlotte traded hands for $48.9 million and the Lincoln Green Apartments in Greensboro traded for $33.75 million. Dean Smith of...

The 5 second commute

LA QUINTA, CA The live/work concept is gaining steam in California, especially in urban areas where higher density for-sale housing is being developed. Now...

Market pulse

The latest reports from industry associations and the annual report on the state of the nation's housing from the Joint Center for Housing Studies...

No more free rent

Debt percentage relative to income during this period rose even more. To make matters worse, bankruptcies among these households are rising steeply. Christian Weller, author of...

The golden employee

Multihousing professionals are educated and trained to calculate and project Return on Investment, services and a whole host of other items every day. But...

Downsize your life

The condo glut in some markets could soon turn into a blessing for owners looking to sell and buyers trying to land their first...

What keeps owners up at night?

Residents who cause a fire in their apartment, or are impacted by a fire in a nearby apartment, will likely not have the resources...

MetLife puts its MH on the block

Last year, it sold the MetLife Building at 200 Park Avenue, a 58-story, 2.8 million square-foot office tower, for $1.72 billion, the highest recorded...

Fowl play

"Right now in human beings, avian flu kills 55 percent of the people it infects," says Laurie Garrett, a senior fellow on global health...

The tempest

It should be glorious to be Bill Gray, professor emeritus. He is often called the world's most famous hurricane expert. He's the guy who,...

Fire sale

"More properties are underway and unsold than at any time in history," says Jack McCabe of McCabe Research and Consulting in Deerfield Beach, Fla....

In the money

The website CondoFlip.com, launched as a listing site for flipping pre-construction and converted condos, boasts bubbles are for bathtubs. But today's condo market is...

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