Big Difference in Distressed vs. Non-Distressed Prices

Performance of commercial real estate in the United States is bifurcated, according to Moody’s Investors Service, with larger properties in major markets recovering value while distressed properties remain well off the peak. When looking at the commercial real estate sector as a whole, the New York-based ratings agency says property prices fell 1.2 percent in …

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Balboa and Newport Beach’s buildings in the past

Balboa’s main-street and Newport Beach both look so different now than it did in the past.  Jeff  Delaney had several pictures and descriptions of the area in his book, Newport Beach, which I found quite interesting to browse through.  These pictures are from the 1910s: In 1911, the Netherlands Apartments (middle left) were built in …

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Reports Show Improvements in Commercial Property Sector

Reports by New York-based firms Moody’s and Real Capital Analytics show positive trends in the commercial property sector that experts are attributing to improved credit conditions. Commercial real estate prices and transactions are both improving, the reports show. Moody’s reported a 4.3 percent increase in commercial real estate prices during September, marking the first increase …

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Planning a home office remodel

If you don’t have an extra room in your house to dedicate to a home office, consider alternative spaces–such as a closet–that can be converted. If you’re looking for a remodeling project that will make your house more salable in the future, a home office may well be it. When the National Association of Home …

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