New Portland area homes for sale with the latest looks, designs

If you’re curious about the benefits of being the first owner of a new home or seeing the latest design trends, attend the free Fall Metro Portland New Home Tour, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, and Sunday, Oct. 25.

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The home tour showcases 36 homes built over the region in a variety of styles and price ranges. There’s even a shipping container home styled by the Interior Design Society.

“Because people are spending so much time in their homes, many homeowners are looking to remodel their existing home or purchase a new home,” says Adrian McCarthy of the Home Builders Association of Metro Portland (HBA), which produces the event.

She says the Metro Portland New Home Tour lets people see the latest ideas in layout and design, and talk to builder teams about ways to personalize a home.

New construction adheres to the

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Tour 36 new Portland area homes for sale with the latest looks, designs

If you’re curious about the benefits of being the first owner of a new home or seeing the latest design trends, attend the free Fall Metro Portland New Home Tour, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, and Sunday, Oct. 25.

The tour showcases 36 homes built over the region in a variety of styles and price ranges. There’s even a shipping container home styled by the Interior Design Society.

“Because people are spending so much time in their homes, many homeowners are looking to remodel their existing home or purchase a new home,” says Adrian McCarthy of the Home Builders Association of Metro Portland (HBA), which produces the event.

She says the Portland New Home Tour lets people see the latest ideas in layouts and design, and talk to builder teams about ways to personalize a home.

New construction adheres to the latest safety regulations and

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Apartments in McKinney and an office building in southwest Dallas were among latest property sales

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Dallas-based Conti Organization has acquired Rustic of McKinney, a 260-unit apartment complex located at 2700 N Brook Drive in McKinney. The acquisition increases the company’s current Texas portfolio to 32 properties with more than 9,000 apartment units. Taylor Hill, Michael Ware, Jay Gunn, Tom Burns, and Will Jarnagin with Berkadia handled the sale.

Industrial Fabrics Inc. has purchased a 40,100 square-foot industrial building located at 3420 Dalworth Street in Arlington. Blake Wilson with Herrin Real Estate brokered the sale with Michael Stanzel with NAI Robert Lynn.

Houston-based Realty.com has purchase an office building in southwest Dallas. The four-story, 63,000 square-foot office building is at 5787 S. Hampton Rd. in Dallas. The Dallas building was acquired as part of a larger purchase from Oxley Leasing.

Hjjr Inc. purchased 3.5 acres of land in the Mira Lagos community on Joe Pool Lake in Grand Prairie. Demian P. Salmon with

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Home Builders Keep Building New Houses, Latest Data Show. Why They Won’t Stop.

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A sign is posted in front of new homes for sale at Hamilton Cottages in Novato, California.


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Single-family home construction remained strong in September, according to preliminary data released by the Census Bureau Tuesday—and there are indications building will continue into the fall.

Single-family housing starts rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,108,000, an increase of 8.5% month over month and 22.3% year over year, while multifamily starts fell. Total starts rose to a rate of 1,415,000, up 11.1% year over year and about 2% above August’s revised figure of 1,388,000. The pace of single-family starts in September was the highest since the summer of 2007, National Association of Homebuilders chief economist
Robert Dietz
wrote in a blog post.

While single-family starts continued to rise, total starts for September came in below FactSet’s consensus estimate of 1,460,000. EISI homebuilding analyst Stephen Kim reminded

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Mets sale to Steve Cohen clears latest hurdle

Billionaire Steve Cohen is one step closer to assuming control of the New York Mets. Sportico reports the sale “was approved by Major League Baseball’s Ownership Committee, all but assuring the hedge fund titan will be the team’s new owner, according to people familiar with the matter.”

The Ownership Committee, chaired by Pittsburgh Pirates Chairman Bob Nutting, reviewed the vetting of Cohen and details of the proposed transaction, said the people, who were granted anonymity because the matter is private. MLB declined to comment.

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According to Sportico, a vote by MLB’s 29 owners “may take place soon after the World Series,” which begins Tuesday. Cohen needs 23 votes for the sale to be approved.

Cohen closed the deal last month to purchase the Mets in a transaction which put the value of

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The Latest Trends in Commercial Real Estate

The ebb and flow of the Commercial Real Estate (CRE) market is influenced by innumerable variables including the condition of the economy, population demographics, and government regulations, to name a few. While there's not a crystal ball that can give you definitive answers as to what the market will do, there are a few key factors that can give us a good idea. This year real estate professionals are monitoring these three trends in the market as indicators of what lies ahead for CRE.

Interest Rates
Historically interest rates have been a sound signifier of the state of the economy, so in December of 2015, when the Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the first time since 2006, the change definitely made headlines. Although the hike was only by a quarter of a percentage point (0.25%), which raised the target range to 0.25% -0.5%, this past December the Fed once … Read More