“US Recession-Proof” Housing Markets? Where are they?

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Local Economy Over National The 2018 RCLCO Momentum Index of For Sale Housing is now out.  The nationally recognized research firm’s Index shows which US housing markets have local economic fundamentals than tend to have greater cyclical impacts than those of national or regional fundamentals. (“US Recession-proof” may be too strong a term – or is […]

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Great Place | a sexy parking garage where design is the brand

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Part of “a great place” – a series of engaging spaces for consideration…and perhaps inspiration for the people who build places everyday.  “How much design is too much design?” – the on-going challenge in building any product, including places. At the end of the day, development is a business and a major economic driver with employees, suppliers, contractors and […]

Why people choose their home

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Location-Location-Location. Ok -sure, but let’s get more specific.  Recently, the National Building Museum concluded a survey to better understand how people interact with the built environment – your home, neighborhood, and city. The initiative was called Intelligent Cities and delves into the subject of home choice.  They added a new spin with the opening questions:    “What were […]

Great Place | High Line: Land Re-use at its Best

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“a great place” – a series of engaging spaces for consideration…and perhaps inspiration for the people who build places everyday.  hello high line park , nyc What started in the 1930s as a rail freight line lifted 30 feet over New York’s Manhattan known as the High Line, became a public eyesore in the mid-1990’s.  A story that could have sadly […]