Rates rise late after Yellen speech

Credit markets sat immobilized in August, waiting for Janet Yellen’s speech this morning at the annual Economic Policy Symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. This conference of central bankers has been sponsored by the Kansas City Fed since 1978 — so very appropriate this morning because the K.C. Fed never does anything useful (for the last 25 years demanding large rate increases to fight imaginary inflation) …

Stone styles for modern homes

Limestone is what we are made of here in Austin. It is indigenous to our area and plentiful. Limestone has been used for decades on all types of houses. Today, we see traditional limestone updated to compliment the simple lines of contemporary homes …

DC development profile: Oronoco

Located at 601 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria, the Oronoco (pronounced “or-oh-no-co”) was once touted as one of the ugliest buildings in the city. However, it got an extreme makeover by EYA builders from 2012 to …

What is a home warranty?

In this week’s video, Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates breaks down a home warranty and what exactly one entails …

Renting near the El doesn’t mean elevated pricing

One of the biggest benefits to living in a big city is the transportation. In fact, a Harris Poll survey revealed easy commutes rank second only to safety in terms of neighborhood choice.

For Windy City residents, the hunt for faster travel might be s…

Are more young adults moving back in with Mom and Dad?

In 2016, is it still socially embarrassing to be (or have) an adult child living with parents? Or roommates? Some new information released this week by Pew Research Center indicates that multigenerational households are more prevalent than we thought -…

Q&A: Global luxury brokerage spills branding video secrets

How does a top luxury residential real estate brokerage — with 430 agents who speak over 15 languages — find common ground among clients? A video that came out in July from Surterre Properties somehow does just that …

Digital Realty hosting annual MarketplaceLIVE on September 22

The 13th annual run of MarketplaceLIVE, the networking event from Digital Realty, is closely approaching. On September 22, the San Francisco-based technical real estate provider is hosting its networking event at Spring Studios in New York City under the theme, “Learning from Unexpected Places.” …

Big city money: Luxury suburbs in the nation’s largest metros

Throughout the nation’s largest metros, each has a gem of a neighborhood filled with some of the most luxurious real estate. Engel & Völkers North America decided to rank them, recently releasing its top 10 list of the most expensive suburbs in America …

Who’s America’s best President for real estate?

This November, the people of this nation will decide on a new chief executive officer for our country. The stakes are high, and all the candidates are out to prove they are the best fit for the job …