Home Overflowing With Christmas Decor Is the Week’s Most Popular Property

In 2020, many of us are going all-in on holiday decorations as a way to keep spirits bright at the tail end of a dark and dreary year. And we remain firmly on the side of anyone who wants to make their living space a unique reflection of who they are.

And this week’s most popular home on realtor.com® ticks both of those boxes in a big way.

The stately New Jersey home on the market for $2.2 million features a must-see collection of Christmas decor. The two-story foyer serves as the holiday showstopper: It’s filled from floor to ceiling with stockings, statues, tinsel, trees, garlands, and wreaths—all guarded (of course) by a pair of life-size wooden nutcrackers.

The whole house is out of this world and, yes, the decor remains in place year-round.

You also clicked on a stylish “barndominium” in Texas, a sleek glass house in a forest

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A real estate limited partnership is like a private fund that lets you profit passively from large property investments

RELPs offer a chance to invest in real estate. Payoffs may take years, but can be big for those willing to wait.
  • A real estate limited partnership (RELP) is a private investment that pools investors’ funds to buy, develop, and sell properties. 
  • During their lifespan, RELPs may furnish a regular income, but mainly pay profits at the end when their properties sell.
  • Although they offer high returns, RELPs also come with considerable risks, and investors can’t easily unload them.
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Real estate can be an excellent addition to your investments, not only for its own potential for appreciation and income but also for the diversification it brings to a portfolio. There are plenty of ways to gain real estate exposure: You could invest in a rental property or a commercial building, or fix-up and flip a house.

But what happens

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UK Food Retailers Hand Back $2.4 Billion in Property Tax Relief | Investing News

LONDON (Reuters) – Sainsbury’s, Asda, Aldi and B&M will forgo UK property tax relief during the pandemic, following rivals Tesco and Morrisons and taking the total recouped by the government from retailers to 1.8 billion pounds ($2.4 billion).

Britain’s supermarket groups have seen sales soar during the pandemic, but have been criticised by lawmakers and media for paying shareholder dividends while receiving tax relief.

Sainsbury’s said on Thursday it would now pay 440 million pounds of so-called business rates, while Walmart owned Asda will pay 340 million pounds and German-owned Aldi will pay 100 million pounds.

Discounter B&M later said it would forego business rates relief worth around 80 million pounds in its current financial year.

The British government and devolved administrations in March exempted all retailers from paying the tax on their stores for the 2020/21 financial year to help them through the crisis.

However, on Wednesday, market leader

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Developer has ‘ambitious’ plans for former industrial property on Muskegon Lake

MUSKEGON, MI — More than 30 acres of a former industrial site on Muskegon Lake will be transformed into businesses, homes and a marina in plans from a local developer.

Ryan Leestma of Leestma Management LLC says he currently has two waterfront parcels on West Western Avenue under contract, and he expects to close the deal in early 2021. Concepts being considered for the site include plans for a marina, mixed-use residential space, a restaurant and single-family homes.

“I’ve been in Muskegon for a long time, but I had no idea that that was there,” Leestma said of the property. “It’s kind of an area that’s overlooked. I got out there (and) it’s like 270-degree views of the entire lake. This natural marina basin–it’s just begging to be developed.”

Related: New owners of former power plant property on Muskegon Lake look to expand shipping

The parcels at 1204 and 1148

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JLL Income Property Trust Continues Its Leadership Position in Sustainability Efforts

CHICAGO, Dec. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — JLL Income Property Trust, an institutionally managed daily NAV REIT (NASDAQ: ZIPTAX; ZIPTMX; ZIPIAX; ZIPIMX), built on its momentum in achieving sustainability benchmarks by earning a three-star GRESB Rating in the 2020 Real Estate Assessment. The rating comes from the leading, institutionally accepted, global non-profit agency committed to creating better places for people and communities. GRESB, which stands for Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark, evaluates the environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of real estate investment portfolios worldwide. This is JLL Income Property Trust’s third annual GRESB ranking, after becoming the first NAV REIT to earn a ranking in 2018. It has received either a three- or four-star rating over all three years.

“Good investing includes looking closely at ESG, and we pride ourselves on making investment decisions that incorporate the core principles of our environmental, social and governance policies,” said Allan Swaringen

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West Jefferson property transfers for Nov. 12-19, 2020, See a list of home and other sales | Home/Garden

Below is a compilation of properties sold in West Jefferson Parish from Nov. 12-19. Data is compiled from public records.


Transfers for Nov. 12-19


Avondale Homes 5. subdivision, lot 15, square 26: Mary A. Cooper and Edwin B. Miller Jr. to Stacey Berger and Robert T. Bealer, $81,800.

Glen Della subdivision, lot 27, square O: Jose D. G. Dejesus to Geniva S. Campos, donation.

Janet Drive 180: Truong V. Tran to Hao V. Tran and Ha N. Tran, donation.

Jeanne Drive 108: 272 Properties LLC to Austin P. Isaacs, $135,000.


E. Claiborne Parkway 9445: Ethel M. Austin to Caro Properties A. LLC, $87,000.


Cedar Lane 117: George J. Cline Sr. and Sharon S. Cline to Charles G. Leblanc and Carolyn W. Leblanc, $170,000.

La. 1. 1036: K&L Rental LLC to Chad A. Rudesill, $272,000.


Avenue Mont Martre 2400: AIJ Properties LLC to

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Are Property Taxes Rising in Salt Lake City?

Every week, Mansion Global poses a tax question to real estate tax attorneys. Here is this week’s question.

Q. My parents live in Salt Lake City, Utah, and they keep telling me that their property taxes are going up. Is that true?

A. Despite increased costs due to Covid-19, Salt Lake County, where Salt Lake City is located, is not planning a rate increase in 2021, according to Darrin Casper, the county’s chief financial officer.

“CARES funds were made available by the federal government,” Mr. Casper said in an email. “Salt Lake County is utilizing those funds for Covid-related health emergency spending.”

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However, many taxpayers did see a higher property tax bill this year.

In the 2020 budget, approved in December 2019, there was a 7.88% property tax rate increase, Mr. Casper confirmed.

The county has

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Can Industrial Real Estate Be The Cure To Your Property Investment Needs?

Polk Properties offers over 30 yrs of Real Estate Vision and Expertise you can trust and depend on. We focus on long-range portfolio value. 

Now is a great time for the industrial real estate professional. More so than in any other segment of the real estate industry, social distancing a less disruptive factor to industrial operations. And more than others, the industrial sector still has a strong income stream. This is true in a general way, as all properties are not placed on this planet equally. Industrial and manufacturing zoning evolved as a matter of need and, in most cases, prudent planning. The necessary logistical supports, such as highways, interstate access, ports service, airports and rail service, are all part of the value of industrial real estate. 

My first position in the world of real estate was leasing and selling industrial properties in downtown Los Angeles. This was back

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Property where Barry and Honey Sherman were murdered has sold for $4.25 million

A Porsche Boxter-driving 28-year-old woman has paid $4.25 million to purchase the Toronto property where Barry and Honey Sherman were murdered three years ago. Fifty Old Colony Rd. was sold as a building lot after the Sherman family tore the home down.

The woman, who appears to live with family nearby, is the new registered owner. Neither the woman or her lawyer could be reached for comment. The Star is not naming her in this story and is continuing to try and reach her.

Documents filed with the provincial land registry show the Sherman home was sold in late August. An agreement was made between the Sherman estate trustees and the woman to “suppress” the true sale price, according to land registry documents. A nominal value of $2 was recorded on the transfer document. This can be done, a provincial official told the Star, if both sides agree to it

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Nassau County Executive Curran Freezes Property Values In 2022-23

MASSAPEQUA, NY – As the coronavirus pandemic continues to cause uncertainty and economic hardships for many local residents, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced plans on Wednesday to freeze current property values in 2022-23 at the previous year’s level to provide some stability for residential and commercial property owners.

Curran said that the pandemic has created unsteadiness in the real estate market and for business owners, which has impacted property values. As of Wednesday, Nassau County’s COVID-19 positivity rate stood at 4.1 percent and its seven-day rolling average stood at 4.2 percent, which is well below the state’s positivity rate of 4.96 percent. But earlier this week, Curran said that she remains concerned over the way the county’s COVID-19 and hospitalization rates are tending.

The pandemic has caused the prices within the local housing market to spike, Curran said Wednesday, which has created unbalance in how property values are determined.

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