Looking for a Life Change? Skate Into a Roller Rink on Sale for $359K

If you’re itching to become an entrepreneur, make your way to the hills of West Virginia.

We’ve found a listing for a buyer looking to break into the business world in one fell swoop.

A 5.43-acre spread offers a roller-skating rink, a birthday-party venue, a haunted house, and assisted-living apartments, all under one roof. Oh, and there are owners’ quarters, so you can keep a close eye on your investment.

Listed for $359,000 with Charessa Wilkinson of Sold Sisters Realty, the property sits in Spencer, WV, an hour’s drive north of Charleston, the state’s capital.

The property debuted with an asking price of $374,900 in February, but the price was recently reduced.

The town of Spencer is 40 miles from the nearest interstate.

“It’s small-town America,” says Wilkinson. “There’s a Main Street, and the skating rink is right outside city limits. This place has a good reputation. The owners go

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Why buying a second house can put your other life goals to risk

Why buying a second house can put your other life goals to risk

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Why buying a second house can put your other life goals to risk

Prathiba Girish

Have you ever wondered while planning for your future as to why certain assets evoke so much loyalty and attachment? Come to think of it, you may have invested in them dispassionately in pursuit of good returns, but somewhere along the way they may have acquired a persona of their own.

Assets with emotional connect

Real estate and gold are two such assets that have a huge emotional connect. Gold is understandable as, in our culture, if you are sell physical gold, people assume that you face really hard times. Other forms of gold such as Gold ETFs, luckily, are easier to deal with.

But what about real estate? Let me recount a couple of interactions we had in the past few months. One of them was with a woman in her

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Broadstone Real Estate Access Fund adds allocations to Goldman Sachs and New York Life sponsored Funds

Broadstone Real Estate Access Fund (“BDREX”), a continuously offered, closed-end interval fund, registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, announced today it added two institutional core real estate funds sponsored by Goldman Sachs and New York Life to its portfolio. This expands BDREX’s private fund holdings to a total of 10 which also include funds sponsored by USAA, CBRE and Clarion. BDREX is managed by Benefit Street Partners, L.L.C. (“BSP”).

“We are extremely excited to add these two, high-quality, core real estate funds to the BDREX portfolio,” stated Brian Buffone, Benefit Street Partners Managing Director and BDREX Portfolio Manager. “We will continue to strive to give our investors access to large, private institutional funds that have historically been limited to pension funds, endowments and sovereign wealth groups, and we hope to make additional investments like this in the near future.”

For the most recent holdings information, please visit the

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Brookfield Weighs $3 Billion Life Sciences Real Estate Portfolio Sale

(Bloomberg) — Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is exploring a sale of its life-sciences real estate portfolio, and seeking about $3 billion, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

a large body of water with a city in the background: The CN Tower stands among buildings in the downtown skyline in this aerial photograph taken above Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. Toronto housing prices fell for a fourth month in September as sales remained sluggish, particularly in the detached-home segment that has borne the brunt of the correction in Canada's biggest city.

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The CN Tower stands among buildings in the downtown skyline in this aerial photograph taken above Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. Toronto housing prices fell for a fourth month in September as sales remained sluggish, particularly in the detached-home segment that has borne the brunt of the correction in Canada’s biggest city.

The Toronto-based alternative asset manager is working with advisers to sell roughly 2.3 million square feet of life-sciences real estate it acquired as part of its 2018 purchase of Forest City Realty Trust Inc., said the people, who requested anonymity because the information isn’t public.


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A Brookfield representative declined to comment.

Blackstone Group Inc. agreed last week to recapitalize a portfolio of

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130 Dogs and Cats Flown from Crowded Shelters and Life on the Streets into Forever Homes

Alexandra Lloyd Courtesy of The Sato Project

Planes, trains, and automobiles! There are plenty of ways to travel and just as many ways to meet the perfect adoptable pet.

For 130 cats and dogs from Puerto Rico, a plane proved to be the perfect mode of transportation to get from living alone to the warm, loving home of a forever family.

The Sato Project collaborated with Wings of Rescue and Greater Good Charities to charter a plane for the dozens of adoptable pets — who were living in overcrowded shelters or on the street before boarding — and flew them from Puerto Rico to New Jersey, where many of the animals were greeted on the ground by their new families.

The cats and dogs who made the flight, but did not match with a potential adopter before they took off, are available for adoption at Humane Pennsylvania, Broward County Humane,

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Kamala Harris: Faith Values Bind Us Together, Joe Biden Will Restore Them in Our Public Life

Carolyn Kaster, Associated Press/Deseret News

Editor’s note: The Deseret News has invited both vice presidential candidates, Sen. Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence, to speak directly to Utahns and the nation in this forum. To read exclusive commentary by Vice President Pence, click here.

When my sister Maya and I were growing up, we lived two doors down from Regina and Arthur Shelton, a wonderful couple who ran a day care and after-school program out of their home. Because our mother was raising us mostly on her own, and was still at work when we came home from school in the afternoons, we would go straight to the Sheltons’ house. Mrs. Shelton became a second mother to us. We became family to each other.

Maya and I loved singing in the children’s choir at the 23rd Avenue Church of God. On Sundays, our mother would get us dressed

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Ventas Life Science and Healthcare Real Estate Fund Acquires Trophy Life Science Portfolio in South San Francisco for $1.0 Billion

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) (“Ventas” or the “Company”) today announced that the Ventas Life Science and Healthcare Real Estate Fund, L.P. (the “Fund”) has acquired a trophy life science portfolio in the premier South San Francisco life science cluster for $1.0 billion. Ventas is the Sponsor and General Partner of the Fund, which is a perpetual life vehicle focused on investments in core and core plus life science, medical office and senior housing real estate in North America.

“We are pleased to further expand our growing research & innovation footprint into the premier South San Francisco life science cluster with the acquisition of this outstanding lab portfolio,” said Debra A. Cafaro, Ventas Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Strong and growing capital flows into the life science sector are accelerating innovation and discovery. These flows support the demand for first class lab space in dynamic markets like South San

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Thanks For Adding Some Joy To Life

Published: Oct 06, 2020 09:52 AM

To the Editor:

We have all had to give up so much since COVID emerged in March. Family visits, travel… And it is the absence of the arts, live performances, choral rehearsals, art galleries, the book sale, the Arts Festival, even the Labor Day Parade, that has taken even more of the joy out of life.

And so we thank Newtown Parks and Recreation for their live concerts in the park all summer. And the six-foot circles they created so we could listen safely.

And we thank Paula Brinkman, and the three artists she recruited — Julia Sikes-Provey, Dave Brooker, and Kristine Humber — to create eight “Doors to the Future” at Washington Square, Fairfield Hills (off Keating Farms Road). The doors are attached to the entrances on four duplexes not currently in use.

Underwritten by the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission, the eight “doors”

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’That house’ on Lake Travis now for sale after Austin Weird Homes Tour – Entertainment & Life – Austin 360

It’s been called the Mushroom House, the Nautilus House and the Sand Dollar House. Some have described it as being otherworldly.

Now the Lakeway house that was featured on the Austin Weird Homes Tour earlier this month is on the market for $2.2 million.

“It just seemed like the right time to move onto the next chapter and allow some other lucky individual to have an opportunity to call the Sand Dollar House home,” said owner Liz Bradford.

She had dreamed about owning this home since she was a college student at the University of Texas and saw the house from a boat on Lake Travis.

The three bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom, 2,240-square-foot home at 819 Mariner is being listed by Todd Grossman and Michelle Jones, of Grossman & Jones Group at Compass. You can

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CBRE highlights 6 markets with rapidly growing life science clusters

  • Life science real estate is hot, with the lab space square footage growing by almost 12% across the US in the last year, according CBRE report detailing growth in the largest biotech clusters. 
  • CBRE’s report highlighted the 13 largest biotech clusters and the top 10 emerging clusters, showing how record amounts of funding from the National Insitutes of Health and venture capital are translating to the real estate markets.
  • Business Insider highlighted 6 clusters that are seeing large amounts of growth, whether they’re established but growing very rapidly, like New York City, or they’re emerging, like Pittsburgh and Houston.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Real estate to house pharmaceutical, biotech, and other medical research professionals is growing at a rapid pace and rents continue to rise, a sign that tenant demand can support the increasing attention on life sciences from institutional investors and developers. 

Lab space has grown

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