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Efficient public transportation, walkable neighborhoods and historic buildings might not be the first things that come to mind when you think about Los Angeles. However, these are the exact reasons that many people are moving into DTLA condos, apartments and lofts.  

Sales and inventory numbers from the second quarter of 2018 might make you think that the market is slowing down — but the 13-percent rise in prices tells a different story. The average sales price for condos in the downtown area went up around $100,000 year-over-year from 2017 to 2018. It mirrors a 25-quarter upward trend on median condo prices across the city.  Speaking of trends, here's a historical tidbit: The root of all this new development goes back to the Adaptive Reuse Ordinance,

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With the loss of the Rams football team in 2016, St. Louis has been wondering what attractions will be able to help breathe more life into the downtown area. While nothing in St. Louis is quite as big as the sports scene, a new aquarium shows promise in attracting families to St. Louis.

The St. Louis Aquarium is on track to open in October 2019 in Union Station. This modern 21st-century spectacle will be housed within the 19th-century train shed and occupy about three-quarters of the space. The construction of the aquarium alone– which is part of a $160 million family entertainment installation –is expected to attract one million visitors a year.

The Ever-Evolving St. Louis Union Station

St. Louis Union Station has played many roles in St. Louis

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Half a million dollars is a good chunk of change. It can buy you a lot of luxury and convenience if you know where to look in the Atlanta condo market. Here's a quick roundup of some of some hot high-rise buildings in Atlanta's most popular urban neighborhoods.

Downtown

When you talk about luxury condos for sale in downtown Atlanta, the first building that comes to mind is the W Residences at 45 Ivan Allen Junior Boulevard. The developers have sold all of these units after the tower was built in 2009, so you'd be buying on the secondary market. Bonus: The W Hotel facilities and staff give residents of the tower access to many more amenities than you might expect. Two-bedroom units are the hottest, going for $500,000 to $550,000.

Midtown

Viewpoint Condos

Just

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Nuevo Condos

 

Sitting at over 6 acres this new project in Santa Clara will fuse for sale and rental housing with 40,000 sqft of retail and restaurants. This new infill planned community will add new parks and outdoor amenities to give it a true urban feel. Nuevo, meaning New in spanish is going to quickly become the nuevo urban area of Santa Clara with a mix of 537 apartment units for rent with 98 being affordable apartment homes, and 457 different style of for sale homes.  

 
Many of the for sale homes at Nuevo will include luxurious rooftop terraces and decks which are designed to deliver addition outdoors living spaces some to even include fireplaces. 
 
The for sale homes at Nuevo will consist of:  
41 E-Homes -Single Family Homes - 3-4 Beds in approx.

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If you have been living in L.A for some time, you must be aware of the historic Century Plaza hotel building. It has been a landmark of the city for a long time now. Century Plaza hotel was a 19-story luxury hotel that was easily recognizable because of its sweeping crescent design. The hotel was closed in 2016 for reconstruction. This historic hotel is now a centerpiece of a major renovation that has taken place in the neighborhood called Century City. If you are looking for high-rise luxury living, you have a chance by buying one of the condos in the renovated structure. Century Plaza includes not just the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel Residences but also two 46 stories glass towers containing luxury condos.

Century Plaza CondosThe renovated structure provides opportunities

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San Francisco has a complete range of options when it comes to housing and you will find properties at both ends of the spectrum. Like the townhouse-style one bedroom TIC condo that recently came on the market in the Mission district. Located at 1384 Florida Street #B, it’s super cute and feels like a cottage, and is listed for  $799,000. Originally built in 1900 the unit is a standalone building that sits at the rear of the property. It’s main level consists of an open living/dining/kitchen area with a contemporary natural feeling. It has warm wood floors and double doors opening onto a garden with a charming brick patio. There is a spiral staircase that leads to an upstairs bedroom suite. It’s in a great location in the city near the Inner

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This Stunning Top Floor Loft has everything you would expect to find in a Luxury Highrise. Upon entering your eye will immediately be drawn to the sweeping southern views from the wall of windows in the Great Room. The Open Concept Floor Plan with over 1700 square feet of Gorgeous High-End finishes abound beginning with the European designed kitchen complete with granite countertops, contemporary cabinetry, & stainless steel appliances, elevated island with seating for 2 or more. Designer tile flooring and gleaming wood floors are found throughout this loft. Enjoy a luxurious Master Suite with a separate whirlpool tub and shower + a walk-in closet. The Terra Cotta Lofts has a professionally designed lobby, a community meeting room, a rooftop deck with

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Ready to sell your house? Here is a few staging tips to get your home prepared for the market. When listing a home that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions, you want to make sure it's presented in the best light. You wouldn't buy a $50,000 dollar car if it was filled from top to bottom in someone's personal content and trash. This is the same mindset you need to carry into selling your home that will be worth well over a $100,000.

1. SAY BYE TO CLUTTER

The best thing you can do for your home for sale is to get rid of all of your clutter! Make a rule for your home that for every new piece that comes in, one must go. One of the biggest factors to a cluttered home is too much furniture. Generally, in a professional staging, half the

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The real estate market is constantly changing, so of course DO YOUR RESEARCH! DO NOT jump the gun on this one! Unbiased advice from family and peers may be kind, but you are the only one who knows what your needs are when it comes to buying a home.
 

WHAT MADE YOU CONSIDER OWNING A HOME?

Forget finances for a minute and focus on what made you consider even buying a home in the first place!

·      Is your family expanding?

·      Does your family feel safe?

·      Is there a STELLAR school system in the area so your children can get the education they deserve?

·      How about that unbearable landlord?
 

WHICH WAY IS THE REAL ESTATE MARKET GOING?

DON’T SLEEP ON YOUR DECISION TOO LONG! Home prices are on the rise! Not only are they on

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If you have been considering purchasing a home, you may be curious to know if this is the right time in the market to make your move. The market is fast changing, with new laws coming into play, interest rates are constantly rising, and a whole slew of things buyers have to face when it comes time to picking the right house. What does that mean for you? Well, that there isn't a better time to buy than now. Let's break down the benefits of purchasing a home now, instead of waiting. 
 

1. INTEREST RATES ARE SOARING

If you haven't been keeping up with the real estate market, you might be missing out on the data around interest rates. They are going up, and they are going up fast. 5% may not seem like a lot, but can be the difference between

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