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Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 10:31pm. 0 Comments.
A new study by the European Journal of Epidemiology shows that residents who live above the 8th floor are 22% less likely to die early. The research shows that two major illnesses, lung disease and heart disease are lowered once people live above the eighth floor.
The only rate of death that increased as the floor number increased is, of course, suicide. Those living on the first floor were 60% less likely to committ suicide by jumping. We're a little surprised that it's only 60%...
So start living a healthier life and Search for a High-Rise Condo now!
Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 at 11:22pm. 0 Comments.
Are the bidding wars back? You bet they are. We asked four of our Highrises.com partners about the trends in real estate.
Ian Bell from Seattle said a property listed on a Thursday for $780k, and by Monday there were 10 offers, come even offering to waive inspections! The property ultimately sold for $930k to a cash buyer. This prompted Ian to wonder, “How do regular folks compete?”
Danielle Contreras, our Highrises.com partner from San Jose, CA is seeing a similar trend in her real estate market. A property recently listed for $668k and quickly received 11 offers. The price of the house jumped to well over $700k with one buyer even agreeing to waive all contingencies.
Danielle said she has experienced so many stories just like…
Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 10:31pm. 0 Comments.
The Dallas-Fort Worth real estate market has made a drastic turn around from the year prior. According to The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, condo and townhouse sales are up 55% with some districts seeing double the number of sales. With mortgage rates low, rents rising and unemployment down, the number of buyers are increasing. Some Dallas and Fort Worth condos are seeing bidding wars with multiple offers within days.
The condo and townhouse market is trumping the sales of single family homes which is still at an incredible 22% increase. The market is hot and we can help you navigate to help you find your perfect home.
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Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 at 4:26pm. 0 Comments.
Worth Magazine has looked at all the luxury high-rise condo buildings throughout the world and compiled what they think are the ten best. They're pretty vague about the criteria they used, only saying that these are "Then of the world's coolest places to live". We would add a few to the list if we could, like Sierra Towers in LA or Museum Tower in Dallas.
1. One57 in NYC. 90 floors but only 92 units!
2. One Hyde Park in London.
3. Opus in Hong Kong. A Frank Gehry production. 12 units, 12 floors.
4. Absolute Towers in Toronto. The first tower sold out faster than most concerts... they were gone in 24 hours.
5. HSB Turning Torso in Copenhagen. Pictured to the right. Powered entirely by locally produced renewable…
Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 at 10:11pm. 0 Comments.
We have great news we have to share! The Happiest Job in America in 2013 is Real Estate.
Forbes just listed the top 10 happiest (and respectively happiest) jobs in America. The #1 happiest job was a real estate agent. Careerbliss surveyed 65,000 people to come to this blissful conclusion. The logic behind this is real estate agents are rewarded for their success. They can have a flexible schedule and increase their income with hard work. The careers with less rewards and more office politics scored the lowest on the happy rating including associate attorney, customer service associate and sadly RN’s and teachers.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects an 11% increase in real estate jobs from 2010-2020. The majority (57%) of real estate agents…
Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 at 7:36pm. 0 Comments.
The Feburary 2013 report from the US Census revealed some interesting news for multi family units. New Privately-Owned Housing Units Authorized in Permit-Issuing Places increased 54.9% from Feburary 2012 to Feburary 2013.
In February 2013, 285,000 buildings with five or more units began construction for units in buildings with five units or more, up from 240,000 in February 2012. As the economy recovers, we expect more completed projects as many we on hold or canceled from 2008-2012.
View some recent developments in Highrises.com's New Buildings Blog.
Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 at 7:32pm. 0 Comments.
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Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 at 10:43pm. 0 Comments.
FORT WORTH, TX – Alexander Chandler Realty and Highrises.com’s Mary Hodges Mund and Graham Stiles have been selected to market Sixth & O Townhomes, a new townhomeproject in Fort Worth’s Near Southside. Stiles said the townhome community offersarchitecturally significant exteriors with modern interiors at prices that will be attractive to manybuyers in the Near Southside. “Another thing that homeowners will appreciate about Sixth & Ois that they do not have to spend a lot of time maintaining their property,” said Mund. “Sixth & O features beautiful exteriors in one of Fort Worth’s oldest neighborhoods. Each home has acovered front door and balcony area, providing an elegance that adds to the curb appeal.” Thetownhome project is the newest of many…
Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 at 10:00pm. 0 Comments.
The 144 unsold condos in Montgomery Plaza on the city's near west side sold in a foreclosure auction Tuesday for $18 million to the Dallas investment fund that initially bought the note on the property from Citibank in December.
Wealth Diversified Fund was the only bidder in the auction on the steps of the Tarrant County Courthouse. It is unclear whether the amount represents the unpaid balance of the note it bought from Citibank. Attorneys representing Wealth Diversified Fund would not comment after the sale.
Plano-based OMP Development borrowed $75 million from Citibank in 2007 to buy the upper seven floors of the historic Montgomery Ward store and catalog building on West Seventh Street near Trinity Park. OMP had been redeveloping…
Friday, July 23rd, 2010 at 4:01pm. 0 Comments.
FORT WORTH — There is yet another reason to be proud of the uniquely western feel combined with a modern touch we call downtown Fort Worth…ESPN announced on Wednesday, July 23, 2010, from the patio of 8.0 restaurant that “Cowtown” has sealed the deal!
Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth will be the home of ESPN during Super Bowl week, beginning January 31, 2011. According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, ESPN’s coverage will encompass 80 hours of television worldwide, in addition to local and nationally syndicated ESPN radio shows. Also, ESPN the Magazine will host its annual Super Bowl party in Fort Worth.
Super Bowl viewers world-wide will be treated to the backdrop of the Chisolm Trail parking lot’s famous mural of…