Smart Building Strategies

Smart building is a long-term approach to recognize the relationship between the environment and its inhabitants. Smart buildings help owners understand what their tenants need. User experience is essential when designing smart buildings. Several strategies need to be incorporated to achieve this goal. Pillars of a Smart Building Strategy The smart building strategy should aimContinue reading “Smart Building Strategies”

New Affordable Housing Rules

The world of affordable housing can be a complex one. There are many rules and regulations that one must be familiar with when working in the world of affordable housing. Although, some people are advocating for a drastic change in these rules. The proposed change would switch from a voluntary to a mandatory approach toContinue reading “New Affordable Housing Rules”

New Housing Bubble in 2020

Financial analysts look at world economies in the wake of COVID-19 and anticipate a housing collapse to come. Some 2020 investors see the housing market as capable of striking global economies harder than COVID-19 did. The key ingredient that economists consider as they evaluate the housing market is cashflow. As of July of 2020, aContinue reading “New Housing Bubble in 2020”

Changes in Affordable Housing Grants

Affordable Housing Grant Programs are designed to provide houses at affordable rates to families who may need them. This program is having success in Los Angeles County and the Bay Rea where they are on track to receive more than $400 million this year. However, this is not the case for San Diego. The cityContinue reading “Changes in Affordable Housing Grants”

Will City Centers Operate the Same Post COVID-19?

City centers are the life of the party. Pre-COVID-19, people flocked to city centers all over the globe for work, leisure, and of course shopping! Currently, people aren’t making the commute to city centers and a lot of residents who live in city centers have relocated due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Will things everContinue reading “Will City Centers Operate the Same Post COVID-19?”

Understanding Closing Costs After Purchasing a Home

The home buying process can be a rather complicated and frustrating process to go through. So it comes as no surprise that buyers often get surprised at just how much more they need to pay once a deal has been reached. This last step is called the closing cost. The closing cost process of buyingContinue reading “Understanding Closing Costs After Purchasing a Home”

An Increase in Home Buying Applications in 2020

When the COVID-19 crisis struck, everyone predicted the worst for the economy. News about looming crashes, recessions, and depressions became an everyday occurrence. The housing market was expected to be particularly hard hit by the crisis, with predictions of a 22% decrease in home purchases for the next few months. One can easily understand whyContinue reading “An Increase in Home Buying Applications in 2020”

Apartment Hunting During a Pandemic

Many things about the post-coronavirus world look different, and that includes renting an apartment. While the process used to involve in-person tours and signings, social distancing has made those situations a challenge. Here are a few things to expect if you’re searching for an apartment during the pandemic. 1. An in-person tour probably won’t happen.Continue reading “Apartment Hunting During a Pandemic”

Property Management Contracts

The right property management team can make it easy to turn a profit on rental properties. However, investors who want to get the most out of their real estate need to clearly define their arrangement with their property managers. Here are some important things that should be included in every property management contract. Clearly ListContinue reading “Property Management Contracts”

How Will Real Estate Recover from Covid-19?

As one of the largest markets in the world, the real estate industry has been heavily influenced by the coronavirus pandemic. However, things might not be quite as bad as they seem. Unlike the hospitality industry, real estate has not shut down entirely. Since people need housing now more than ever, there is still hopeContinue reading “How Will Real Estate Recover from Covid-19?”

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