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Creator of 'The Bachelor' lists Kauai home bought from Julia Roberts for $34M

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 00:53
Michael Fleiss listed the house with Neal Norman of Hawaii Life, who recently sold another beachfront estate on Kauai for Julia Roberts and her husband, Danny Moder, for just under $20 million.

Patti Payne's Cool Pads: Staypineapple Hotels founder's luxury home goes up for sale

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 00:52
Michelle and Steve Barnet’s waterfront home on Lake Sammamish is the epitome of luxury, unique in every way and described as Miami meets Northwest. Located on a cul-de-sac and down a long private driveway, this 7,110-square-foot white stucco home just hit the market. Keller Williams Realty Broker Barb Pexa has the $6.45 million listing. Pexa describes it as a “mix of luxury and whimsical — a touch of Miami, traditional and contemporary. This is a standout in the Northwest,” she says. Steve…

Entity tied to 'Simpsons' creator buys Kauai properties for $16M

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 00:40
Matt Groening has been visiting the Garden Isle for more than 35 years, and wrote about Kauai for a National Geographic book called “My Favorite Place on Earth: Celebrated people share their travel discoveries.”

L.A.-area homebuilder snatches up land to build 1K homes in Mesa, Goodyear

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 22:30
A California homebuilder on a fast growth track in metro Phoenix has purchased more land to build more than 1,000 lots in Mesa and Goodyear. Here's what's on the drawing board for this publicly traded homebuilder.

New Mattamy Homes CEO is bullish on these metro Orlando submarkets

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 21:12
Mattamy Homes was one of the nation's 25 most-active homebuilders in 2020, according to Builder Magazine.

Austin's unemployment rate dropped to 5.1% in December

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 20:41
The Austin metro ended 2020 with a positive trend in its unemployment numbers. The December 2020 unemployment rate for the Austin metro dropped to 5.1% with roughly 65,000 people out of work, according to data from the Texas Workforce Commission and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That compares to a seasonally adjusted rate of 6% in November. Though the area's unemployment numbers continue to swing, last month's rate is trending closer to pre-pandemic levels, which hovered around 3%. The…

SAHA cancels plan to bring private developer into contested Alazán Courts project

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 20:38
The housing authority will instead develop and manage the project on its own after an outpouring of opposition from the surrounding community.

River Oaks spec home under construction goes under contract for $9.5M

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 20:27
The home at 3024 Del Monte Drive is potentially the most expensive speculative single-family residence underway in Houston.

Q&A: Moving ahead with Seven Pines, developers talk about project

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 20:09
To find out more about the Seven Pines master-planned community, the Business Journal spoke with David Weekley, chairman of David Weekley Homes, ICI Homes CEO Mori Hosseini, and Skinner Bros. Realty President A. Chester Skinner III about the project.

30 offers on a house? DFW's home market is out of whack, experts say

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 19:34
A home shortage in North Texas has sellers receiving as many as 30 offers, typically above the asking price. One Realtor estimates that as many as twice as many homes could have sold in Dallas-Fort Worth last year if not for the shortfall.

California exodus was roaring even before Covid hit

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 23:40
California continued to lose more residents to other states than it gained, according to the latest Census data.

California mismanaged affordable housing approach, wasted $2.7 billion, audit finds

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 23:04
The state auditor found that California's jumbled approach to affordable housing has made it difficult for the state to meet its housing goals.

Residential-brokerage newcomer aims to shake up cost structure for buyers, sellers in Denver

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 22:07
A new player among residential brokerages in Denver hopes to provide home buyers and sellers in Denver an alternative option by charging a flat fee, rather than the commissions that are typical in the industry, and offering a suite of additional services related to the closing process and securing a mortgage. Homie officially launched its brokerage services in Denver on Nov. 17. The company, which also has offices in Utah, Arizona, Nevada and Idaho, was founded in 2015 and has facilitated more than…

California exodus roared on even before Covid hit

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 22:07
California continued to lose more residents to other states than it gained, according to the latest Census data.

D.R. Horton proposes its first Ocoee community

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 22:00
The first two phases would result in nearly 200 new homes.

California mismanaged affordable housing approach, wasted $2.7 billion, audit finds

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 21:51
The state auditor found that California's jumbled approach to affordable housing has made it difficult for the state to meet its housing goals.

California exodus to Texas roared even before COVID hit

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 21:24
California continued to lose more residents to other states than it gained, according to the latest Census data, and many went to Texas.

Three organizations team up to allocate millions, improve the housing situation in northern and central New Mexico

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 21:21
The Community Catalyst Fund aims to increase affordable housing options and mixed-use developments in underserved neighborhoods, its website says.

Orange County denies controversial Eastwood Community expansion plan

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 21:11
The vote killed plans to add up to 200 new houses to the 2,000-home community in east Orange County.

NexMetro bolsters position in DFW single-family rental market

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 20:51
With 14 communities representing more than 2,200 homes that have been completed or are currently under construction in Dallas-Fort Worth, NexMetro Communities has taken a big stake in the local housing market.
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