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By 2060, The American South Could Be Three Times As Urbanized

July 25, 2014
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Southern city planners and conservationists, look alive: New predictions map the future spread of urban sprawl in Dixie, and it is immense. Basing their model on past growth patterns and locations of existing road networks, researchers at North Carolina State University projected the region’s expansion decades into the future. According to their forecast, the Southern […]

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10 Surprisingly Hot Markets For Millennials

July 23, 2014
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Many millennials like to be in the middle of the action, yet they’re not (necessarily) seeking excitement in big cities. Surprisingly, millennials are suburbanizing. Recent Census Bureau findings show that millennials are flocking to big-city suburbs and lower-density cities. Recently ranked No. 11 on Forbes’ Best Places for Business and Careers, San Antonio also took ninth […]

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Atlanta: Porches With Style

July 7, 2014
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There are few elements of architecture as infused with Southern style as the porch. And not just a little covered entranceway: A true Southern porch has room for more than a few rockers, a table or two, potted plants and maybe a swing. It’s the ideal spot for catching a summer night’s breeze while waving […]

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10 Best Places For Families To Live

June 30, 2014
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To help families find affordable homes in great school districts, ZipRealty has released its second annual ranking of the Best Places for Families to Live. The rankings take into account the availability of highly ranked schools, based on ZipRealty’s School Score, and the affordability of local real estate, which factors the median price per square […]

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A City’s ‘Walkability’ Drives Real Estate Values

June 21, 2014
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Car shares, bike shares, improved rapid transit and teleworking. All are the product of a new generation that is more environmentally conscious than any before it and more willing to use its own energy to get around town, rather than tapping expensive energy sources. Millennials prefer urban cores, even ones outside of major metropolitan areas, […]

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Top 10 U.S. Cities For New Grads

May 28, 2014
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A fresh group of college graduates eagerly seek to begin a new phase in life – trading student status for professional titles. Setting their sights on jobs across the country, recent grads must weigh whether to stay in their current college town versus moving to a new city to begin planting roots. In a still-recovering […]

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California Booms With FivePoint New Schools

May 17, 2014
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FivePoint Communities Management Inc. is already constructing a school at its Great Park Neighborhoods project in Irvine, California, for 1,000 elementary and middle school students even as it’s still building the first 700 homes. “We build the schools ahead of time,” said Emile Haddad, chief executive officer of Aliso Viejo, California-based FivePoint, which has permits […]

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Thinking About Housing In The Northwest

May 17, 2014
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With one of the most successful economies in the nation, the real estate news in the Pacific Northwest is positive and gives hope for a housing sector recovery, albeit at different rates in different markets. From the third quarter in 2012 to the third quarter in 2013, the median home price in the Seattle-Bellevue and […]

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Homes For Extended Families Are A New Trend In The Charlotte Area

May 11, 2014
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When Alenoosh Kohl travels to her mother’s home, she doesn’t have to get into her car and take the interstate. She’s just one door down the hall. Living in a home designed specifically for multigenerational families, Kohl, 44, and her mother Anna, 67, each have private residences under one roof: separate living rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, […]

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What Slowdown? Eight Housing Markets That Are Speeding Up

April 11, 2014
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While the housing market has cooled in many major cities since last year, other cities have only gotten hotter. In certain areas of Texas, North Carolina, Colorado and the Pacific Northwest, homes are selling like hotcakes thanks to strong job and population growth, worsening inventory shortages and, as Redfin’s CEO pointed out in December, relative […]

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