What condo amenities do today’s buyers desire most?

When shopping for a condo, you have the delightful task of reading lists upon lists of available amenities — and then figuring out the difference between which ones are desirable, which ones are necessary and which ones the seller is offering that you weren’t even looking for in the first place (is that rooftop helipad really necessary?) …

What condo amenities do today’s buyers desire most?

When shopping for a condo, you have the delightful task of reading lists upon lists of available amenities — and then figuring out the difference between which ones are desirable, which ones are necessary and which ones the seller is offering that you weren’t even looking for in the first place (is that rooftop helipad really necessary?) …

Indie firm infiltrates niche community, dominates market share

Sean Becker came to Portland, Oregon’s South Waterfront area in 2004 when it was a “blank slate of raw ground.” Today, it’s where his growing indie brokerage has established deep roots, built on a high-touch model with deep community ties. “It’s got to be about the interaction, not the transaction,” Becker said …

Ivy Lofts get a redesign in architecture and finance options

Back in March, the forthcoming Ivy Lofts were hot. Developers were offering affordable units to Houstonians, and even some outside investors were snatching them up. But this Ivy didn’t keep growing quite like its evergreen namesake …

NAR releases Q2 median condo prices in major metros

The National Association of Realtors’ Metropolitan Median Area Prices and Affordability Report shows affordability becoming less prevalent compared to last year. Only 16 percent (29 out of 178) of metro statistical areas had a lower median price in the…

Newly built New York City condos grow in price

According to CityRealty’s monthly market report on New York City condos and co-ops, Manhattan grossed $2.3 billion in residential sales in July. Total home sales, including both condos and co-ops, reached 1,086 — up from 906 the month prior …

Redfin: Miami home sales rose in June for first time since November

Last month Miami homes hit their highest prices since at least February 2010, when Redfin began tracking the numbers; the median sale price was $260,000, up 7.4 percent in June. Median sale prices in Miami have seen year-over-year increases every month…

Redfin: SF home sales slow despite rush of new sellers

San Francisco home prices rose 2 percent in June from a year earlier, to a median $1.25 million. Sales in the city fell 6.9 percent, the sixth year-over-year slowdown. …

Bay Harbor Islands emerging as a hot neighborhood

Hidden among well-known neighborhoods in South Florida, including Bal Harbour and Surfside to the East and North Miami on the West, there is a lesser-known and highly underrated neighborhood — Bay Harbor Islands …

Foreclosures in NYC reach rare heights, report says

Foreclosures are rising in New York City, and the majority of them are being processed in Queens. According to Property Shark, first-time foreclosure auctions in NYC in the second quarter of 2016 surpassed levels seen in the past six years …