This is a typical ICF before it is installed. The width can vary depending on the application. Photo courtesy of Logix ICF For decades, concrete walls and foundations were made the same way. Plywood or plain boards are built into forms that contain steel reinforcing bars (rebar) and into which wet concrete is poured. When
StarPoint Properties, LLC, a Beverly Hills-based real estate investment firm was recently awarded … [+] LEED Gold v4.1 status for sustainability-related improvements at 433 N. Camden Drive. Courtesy of StarPoint Properties Beverly Hills, Calif. – StarPoint Properties, LLC, a Beverly Hills-based real estate investment firm, was recently awarded LEED Gold status for sustainability-related improvements made
The agents I most admire here (and there are many) are those who have dedicated themselves to … [+] breaking down these barriers. AdobeStock_182825319 This past weekend Newsday published a thorough and well-documented article detailing multiple cases of apparent housing discrimination by real estate agents in Suffolk and Nassau Counties on Long Island. The degree
Why stay in a hotel when you can have the privacy of a luxurious villa? Puntocana Resort and Club The Caribbean islands have lots of hotel rooms to tempt visitors to the sugary beaches, aquamarine and turquoise waters and the balmy breezes. But a nicer way to spend some time in this winter vacation paradise
If you’re like most Americans, you’ve probably been conditioned to believe that the 401k is the ultimate retirement plan. But the truth is, the 401k is not a smart way to save for retirement or build wealth. In this video, you’re going to find out why I would never invest in a 401k plan. You’ll
Want more? Here’s our real estate tax hub: https://www.fool.com/millionacres/taxes/ Nobody likes paying taxes, especially if you live in a high-tax area of the United States. While Uncle Sam does like to get his cut, one silver lining is that you can potentially get a nice tax deduction for the real estate property taxes you pay.
WeWork’s lesser-known cofounder Miguel McKelvey remains the company’s chief culture officer. Visual China Group via Getty Images As the once-hot office-sharing startup WeWork imploded this fall, frustrated investors pushed out its charismatic and erratic cofounder and CEO, Adam Neumann. The company’s other cofounder?, Miguel McKelvey, 45, an under-the-radar presence compared with the outsize Neumann, stuck
Virtually Staged Living Room The Agency Virtual staging has gained traction among real estate agents around the county. As software gets better realistic virtual staging can turn an empty or outdated home into a fully furnished model ready for prime time. Judy Dutton, deputy editor at realtor.com confirms that virtual staging is a fast-growing trend.
Is there such a thing as too young when it comes to real estate? If you’re interested in getting on this game but are discouraged because of your age, I’m telling you right that it isn’t a cause of concern! Join me and a panel I’ve assembled as we talk about whether age matters at
Real Estate investors use Self Directed Roth IRA’s to invest in real estate TAX FREE. Let’s go over the different strategies we can use to build wealth and plan for retirement…
The show sugih ban siding on the Groundswell House in Nova Scotia makes it maintenance free and … [+] attractive. The house was designed by Solterre Design. Photo courtesy of Acorn Art & Photography for Downsize: Living Large In a Small House, published by Taunton Press Shou Sugi Ban (which translates as “the burning of Japanese
Aerial panorama of Jersey City skyline at sunset. Getty Here’s the latest on the country’s most expensive ZIP codes for apartment renters according to ApartmentGuide.Com. ApartmentGuide.com looks at multi-family buildings with 50 units or more to scope out where the priciest neighborhoods are. Brian Carberry, Managing Director of ApartmentGuide found few surprises. “I think on this
Exterior of Starbucks Reserve Roastery located on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. Courtesy of Starbucks Chicago, Ill.– Today marks the public unveiling of the largest Starbucks brick-and mortar in the world, the Chicago Starbucks Reserve Roastery (646 N. Michigan Ave.), a five-floor, 35,000-square-foot “retail experience.” The Chicago Reserve Roastery features three main coffee bars, which will offer
Aerial view of Chicago Getty As with residential business, commercial real estate agents can experience success through specialization. One established way to specialize is by property or asset type, such as retail, office, industrial, land, hospitality and healthcare. Together with services like leasing, acquisitions and dispositions, valuation, and development, the layers of expertise stack up.
buy a house concept. small house in a shopping cart Getty House hunting online has become the new “Great American Pastime.” But before you go house hunting for real, it is strongly recommended that you get your mortgage “getting” house in order. Mortgage financing is about 3 things; your credit history, the money you have
Belle Meade Plantation is dressed up for the Christmas holiday Courtesy of Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp Everyone loves Nashville for the music, the hot chicken and the vibrant neighborhoods. Students of historic architecture find a lot to love in Music City, too: Nashville is home to a number of house museums well worth the
Self directed IRAs are a great strategy to invest in real estate but surprisingly so MANY people still do NOT gain the benefits of utilizing a self directed IRA beyond the traditional investing strategies. Utilizing your self directed IRA for investing in real estate can be an amazing wealth building tool but there are a
Savannah Dhu in central New York is woven into the fabric of the landscape. Select Sotheby’s International Realty Stretched across 3,929 acres in the Finger Lakes region of Central New York is a majestic piece of property that is truly in a world of its own. Known as Savannah Dhu, the property is listed with
User interface of Urbano, the new free urban planning software recently launched by researchers at … [+] Cornell University. Cornell University Ithaca, NY – Researchers at Cornell University recently launched Urbano, a free software that employs data, metrics, and a user-friendly interface to help planners, developers, and architects assess and improve walkability features in their
I started selling real estate when I was 26 and was able to retire at 31. This wouldn’t have been possible without aligning myself with the right people and the right platform. Real estate can be one of the best careers if are interested in retiring early. Think about it. You are paid based on
Michael Mathe from Little Pink Houses of America is back to share a surprising way you can earn residual income from this real estate side hustle! In addition to this, Matthew Pillmore, president of VIP Financial Education, discusses how VIP audience members are making money through Little Pink Houses. If you’ve been on the fence
Every field has its own set of jargon and real estate is no different! If you’re tinkering around with the idea of getting into real estate, there are terms you need to learn to help you get up to speed. In today’s episode, I’ll be sharing with you 11 terms you must understand to be
There is plenty of talk these days about whether there was a quid pro quo concerning the President’s interactions with Ukraine. As the hearings and testimony unfold, could the IRS care about this too? The IRS’s concern isn’t about politics, of course, but surprisingly, the concept of a quid pro quo comes up regularly in
Owning and maintaining beachfront property has always come with a different set of considerations than inland homes. For starters, beachfront properties require mandatory flood insurance and often have higher property taxes and management costs. These additional expenses are well worth it for many homebuyers. The positive effects of coastal living are backed by science .
We all know that putting some of our assets in real estate is good for diversification, but what about returns? Which asset class has produced better returns over long periods of time — real estate or stocks? First, it’s important to note that stocks tend to increase in value quicker than real estate. Over long
Private first-floor garage. StreetEasy via Nest Seekers Attention Little Monsters: A massive downtown Manhattan townhouse once rented by Lady Gaga is on the market for $17.99 million. The 11,000-square-foot, five-bedroom, 12-bath mansion at 347 W. 17th St. in Chelsea was built in 1920 but was recently gut-renovated, and Mother Monster is reportedly the only person
One only needs to go back in time a little over ten years, to the Great Recession of 2008, to understand the relationship between the health of and machinations about the residential real estate market, on the one hand, and the overall health of the domestic economy, on the other. Which brings us to the
Steve and Leann Ford Reid Rolls Leanne Ford’s book (co-written with her brother Steve Ford) might be called Work In Progress, but the interior designer and HGTV star is anything but. While the book documents their charming tales of growing up together in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, this memoir doesn’t shy away from revealing the missteps on the