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Last year, transit-oriented developments were all the talk. What many developers and investors found was that making these types of developments work with local government entities is not always easy - despite TOD being a win-win-win for cities, residents, and businesses.With competing and sometimes conflicting interests on all sides, it's easy for these types of projects to fall apart or stall for years. However, what has progressed over the last year is a move by city governments to work with developers to attrac... read more
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3 Ways Blockchain Is Impacting CRE

Posted by Cierra Merkel on August 08, 2018 in No Category
It has been said that it is only a matter of time before blockchain, the proprietary technology that supports cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, will begin to infiltrate industries all around the world. And, believe it or not, even historically traditional industries are not immune to the disruption - commercial real estate included.But let's back up for a moment. What, exactly, is blockchain?In its most simple form, blockchain can be thought of as a distributed database. By recording transactions and combining them... read more
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Don't Be Afraid Of The Seller's Disclosure

Posted by Cierra Merkel on August 08, 2018 in No Category
State and federal laws are strict in requiring sellers to tell what they know about the condition of their homes that isn't obvious or discernable to potential buyers. Buyers can't see behind walls or under houses, so they rely on truthful information from the seller about the operations, appliances and systems of the home.When you sell your home, your real estate agent will present you with a federal and/or state-mandated disclosure form called a Real Estate Disclosure Statement, Property Condition Disclosure, or ... read more
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Ready to Talk About Real Estate?

Posted by Cierra Merkel on August 15, 2018 in No Category
Just the other day, it happened again.I ended up face to face with a real estate myth I thought had been debunked out of existence in the last century.And yet, there I was in a popular "resto," waiting for my lunch companion and half listening to two articulate couples chatting at the table behind me, when I heard it.Like so many of us today, the two couples were raising lots of questions about what was up in the real estate market and concerns they had regarding what to do next with their homes. Then, one of them ... read more
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Seniors who are looking to buy a new house, apartment or condominium can often have great luck by working with a real estate agent. A professional real estate agent can not only help seniors find the properties they are looking for but close the deal on the home of their dreams. According to the AARP, there are many seniors who purchase homes even after they have retired.However, there are so many different factors that go into finding the right senior living arrangement. This is why any elderly adult looking to bu... read more
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