Category Archives: residential real estate

CRE can transform neighborhoods, say Commercial Real Estate Forecast Conference panelists

by Dan Rafter Commercial real estate has the ability to transform entire neighborhoods. A panel of CRE experts addressed this during the Transforming Real Estate session of REJournals’ 15th annual Commercial Real Estate Forecast Conference held today in Chicago. Panelists … Continue reading

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Single-family home rental rates not growing quickly in the Midwest

by Dan Rafter Landlords looking to make the most money by renting out single-family homes shouldn’t focus on the Midwest. Just two Midwest cities showed up in HomeUnion’s latest list of the 20 U.S. markets in which the monthly rents … Continue reading

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Despite the hype for downtowns, United States remains largely a suburban country

The urban centers of cities are getting most of the press today, with countless stories focusing on the growing number of people — young and old — who want to rent and live in downtown metropolitan areas. But the truth? … Continue reading

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Want to move to Canada following a Trump win? You’re not alone

by Dan Rafter It’s a common threat during any presidential election: “If the other candidate wins, I’m moving to Canada.” Turns out, though, Canada wasn’t the only foreign destination that U.S. residents considered — at least briefly — following Donald … Continue reading

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Noddle Companies ready to change the face of Western Omaha

by Dan Rafter With its latest development project, Noddle Companies is poised to transform the western half of Omaha, giving this slice of the city a new downtown on long-undeveloped land. The project — known for now as the West … Continue reading

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Construction loan activity hot as ever in Detroit, St. Louis, Chicago and other Midwest markets

by Dan Rafter More developers across the Midwest are seeking construction loans today. And when they hunt for these loans? More often they are turning to alternative lenders. Just ask Kevin Farrell, senior director of originations, and Mike Belliissimo, chief … Continue reading

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The best choice? Clinton’s home, Trump’s abode or the White House?

by Dan Rafter Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will be moving into a new home in 2017. And when one of these two campaigners does move into the White House, what will they most enjoy about their new home and … Continue reading

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