Minerva Homes Announces New Model At Towns At Kendrick

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Minerva Homes announces its new decorated model home at Towns at Kendrick in Brookhaven is now open and available for tours by appointment. Interested homebuyers are invited to schedule a VIP tour to see the decorated Adderley model and learn more about the luxury townhomes priced from the low $700,000s

Located on homesite 1, the Adderley model is in a two-townhome building that blends seamlessly with the surrounding homes found on this quaint Brookhaven street. A stately covered front porch and welcoming foyer provide access to an expansive main level with hardwood floors and 10-foot ceilings throughout. Situated in the center of this home is a gourmet kitchen with KitchenAid® appliances, Bell cabinetry, Silestone® quartz countertops, tile backsplash and

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14 terrific towns and villages for sale right now


As far as social distancing goes, it doesn’t get much better than upping sticks to your own private town. From picture-postcard Swedish villages to American ghost towns frozen in time, these unique settlements are the ultimate real estate opportunities. Fancy taking on the title of mayor? Click or scroll through and let’s look around the towns and villages on the market right now.



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Homes for sale in towns with municipal Internet service

$499,000

372 ELM STREET / BRAINTREE

SQUARE FEET 1,183

LOT SIZE 0.25 acre

BEDROOMS 2 BATHS 1 full, 1 half

LAST SOLD FOR $320,000 in 2014

PROS This cheery blue 1945 Cape sits on a spacious lot in Braintree, where residents can get 100 megabits per second Internet service for $39.95 a month. Enter right into the open dining and living room, the latter of which features a deep blue accent wall. A sunny family room or office off the living room has sliders to a patio and side yard. Past a full bath in back, the kitchen has oak cabinets and access to the deck and large driveway. Two carpeted bedrooms, one with double closets, share a half bath on the second floor, while laundry is in the basement. CONS No tub or shower upstairs; no garage.

Jeff Weiss, In REM Real Estate, 617-651-0245, inremre.com

36 1ST Street, Norwood.
36 1ST Street, Norwood.
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Why Is American Homes 4 Rent Building Whole Towns?

American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE: AHM) owns single-family homes, a relatively new niche in the real estate investment trust (REIT) sector. But there’s already a notable change taking shape in the way this landlord operates. If owning single-family rentals sounds good to you, take a moment to consider the history of American Homes 4 Rent and how its investment approach is changing.

Born from the bust

The 2007 to 2009 recession was led by the housing bust. Although a massive simplification, people were buying homes they couldn’t afford and those homes eventually wound up for sale when mortgages didn’t get paid. There were so many homes, helped along by banks with loose lending standards, that the housing market was swamped with supply. Home prices fell, often sharply.

The single-family rental market had historically been the purview of small investors because it was both a local business and one in which

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Columbus-area home prices leap 16.5%; smaller towns see even bigger gains

The median price of a central Ohio home jumped 16.5% in September compared to a year ago as demand for homes continues to explode during the coronavirus pandemic.



a sign on the grass: A For Sale real estate sign announces that a home at at 1385 S. Third Street was in contract on Tuesday morning, September 22, 2020.


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A For Sale real estate sign announces that a home at at 1385 S. Third Street was in contract on Tuesday morning, September 22, 2020.

Home buyers paid a median of $240,000 for a Columbus-area home in September, $34,000 more than they paid a year ago, according to the Columbus Realtors trade association.

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In other areas of Ohio, especially smaller towns, the unprecedented run-up in prices is even more dramatic. In the Knox County, Lancaster and Portsmouth areas, average sale prices leapt more than 30% in September compared to a year ago, according to Ohio Realtors.

More: Plan calls for 730 homes in heart of Worthington at former Methodist children’s home site

In the Lancaster area, buyers

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In U.S. College Towns, Vacant Student Housing Poses New Opportunities for Buyers

The coronavirus pandemic disrupted back-to-school plans for millions of students this fall, including university students who normally pour into college towns in late August and generate major revenue for landlords who own off-campus housing.

With many colleges switching to remote coursework this semester—and perhaps more students than ever opting to take a gap year—much of the off-campus housing typically rented or purchased by students and their families is sitting empty. A survey of 1,050 full-time college students by the debt management company Student Loan Hero found that only half of students planned to return to campus this fall; of them, 34% said they would attend class in-person if given the option, while 16% said they would return to campus but take courses online. Roughly 29% of students plan to study online from home, according to the report, which was published in August.

In the Boston metro area, home to dozens

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