Monthly Archives: December 2017

Outlook for Houston economy: Getting better, slowly

Bustling global trade and a healthy U.S. economy could accelerate Houston’s economic recovery next year, but a sluggish comeback in the oil industry could impede the region’s job growth, a local economist said on Friday. If the Energy Department is … Continue reading

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Greystar and Its Choice to Use Amazon Hub Lockers

Greystar’s decision in October to use Amazon Hub for its residents’ package deliveries created a stir among apartment operators. Mixed reactions included that Amazon’s product was unproven and insufficient and the world’s largest online retailer could soon come to dominate deliveries (if … Continue reading

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New Tax Plan, December 2017

Amazon Reinforces Importance of Brick-and-Mortar Presence, Leaps Into Grocery Business With Acquisition of Whole Foods New tax laws hold modest change for investment real estate. The highly anticipated tax reform legislation making its way through Congress could be signed into law … Continue reading

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The 10 Best and Worst U.S. Cities to Retire in 2017

Some clients may turn to you for guidance on the best places to retire in the U.S., but it may not be the sunny golfing spots that typically come to mind. In fact, many of the top cities to retire … Continue reading

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States Challenge Eviction Laws and Policies

The eviction process has long since been a focus of tenants’ rights activists and state and local policymakers. It has witnessed renewed fervor following the release of Matthew Desmond’s book, “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.” As Desmond … Continue reading

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Ten-X Says CRE Property Prices Decline for Seventh Straight Month

The commercial real estate sector remained in the doldrums in November, with nationwide commercial pricing edging down by 0.1% — the seventh consecutive month of contraction for the index, according to the latest research from Ten-X. November pricing data suggests that investors … Continue reading

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Real Estate power players split on cityʼs chances to win Amazon HQ

Stephen Ross would, perhaps, have the most to gain if Amazon chose New York for its next headquarters. After the e-commerce juggernaut issued a request for proposals from interested municipalities, the city floated four potential landing spots. The first location, with … Continue reading

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