Direct Flight From Madrid To Los Cabos Opens A Window To Home Buyers

Jun 5, 2022

Cabo San Lucas in Baja California Sur, Mexico, is a popular vacation and second home destination. getty There’s nothing like a direct flight to ease international travel. Largely the domain of major cities with populations in the multimillions, this summer the opportunity to fly nonstop will be available from Madrid, Spain, to Los Cabos, Mexico. The tourist destination – with a population of more than 350,000, according to DataMexico.org – has long had direct flights from North Ame ...read more

Sophisticated Medical Office Design Is What Patients Have Come To Expect

Jun 5, 2022

Wait in style Dr. Michael Schwartz Even in the mid-aughts, going to the doctor’s office was quite a different experience than it is now. You’d sit in a dark waiting room, with industrial carpeting or linoleum, in an old vinyl chair next to an ugly Formica or old wood coffee table filled with dog-eared magazines from the previous year. The hallways were decorated with posters courtesy of pharmaceutical reps that read, “Ask your doctor about,” and then the name of a particular drug. ...read more

Inventory Stages A Comeback As Home Prices Soar To All-Time High

Jun 6, 2022

The inventory of active listings grew year-over-year for the first time since June 2019. getty The real estate refresh continues as new data suggests the housing market hit a turning point in its supply struggle in May. The inventory of active listings has returned, recording the first year-over-year increase since June 2019, according to the Realtor.com monthly housing trends report released today. At the same time, the median national home price soared to an all-time high of $447,000, a ...read more

Art Brings New Life To These American Cities

Jun 7, 2022

The Bob Dylan Center opened on May 05, 2022 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images ... [+] for The Bob Dylan Center) Getty Images for The Bob Dylan Center Several American cities are experiencing a renaissance because they are redefining themselves with new attractions. As it turns out, attractions that draw people include music, theater, museums, galleries and gardens: in other words, the arts. Until very recently, Fayetteville, North Carolina, was best known as the h ...read more

Renovated Contemporary Touts A Political Pedigree In Bethesda, Maryland

Jun 8, 2022

The two-story home, with a basement, is in Bethesda's Bradley Hills Grove neighborhood. Long Foster Real Estate In the upscale Washington, D.C., bedroom community of Bethesda, Maryland, you don’t have to go far to find the home of a politician, a military official or a medical professional. This two-story contemporary, about 4 miles from Bethesda’s retail-oriented downtown, was the onetime residence of Jeane Kirkpatrick, the first female to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to the Un ...read more

Rising Rates And Buyer Urgency Keep Home Price Gains Above 20% In April

Jun 8, 2022

Many home buyers are hurrying to lock in purchases before rates climb even higher. getty A new report by real estate data analytics provider CoreLogic shows that home prices posted another record-high year-over-year increase in April, marking the 123rd straight month of gains. Rising mortgage rates drove buyer urgency and the resulting price growth, with about 70% of U.S. homes selling for more than asking price this spring. However, higher mortgage rates will likely also put the brakes ...read more

Homes With A Higher Fire Risk Sell For More Than Low-Risk Homes

Jun 8, 2022

The price premium for high-risk homes has surged during the pandemic. AFP via Getty Images A new report from Redfin reveals that the median sale price of homes with high fire risk was $550,500 in April, compared with $431,300 for homes with low fire risk. In other words, the typical home with high fire risk sold for $119,200 (27.6%) more than the typical home with low fire risk—the largest premium in dollar terms since at least 2017. By comparison, homes with high fire risk sold for ju ...read more

Fintech 50 2022: The Newcomers

Jun 9, 2022

For our seventh annual Fintech 50, 25 of our picks have never appeared on the list. Crypto companies and startups trying to make banking cheaper and more accessible for small businesses made a particularly strong showing. Reported by Nina Bambysheva, Margherita Beale, Jason Bisnoff, Isabel Contreras, Michael del Castillo, Kevin Dowd, Steven Ehrlich, Jeff Kauflin, Jonathan Ponciano and Hank Tucker Last year, as the pandemic continued to push more buying and banking online and the price ...read more

Here’s Why The Real Estate Industry Should Embrace The Metaverse

Jun 9, 2022

Metaverse Getty Images A lot of people are still confused about what the metaverse is, and even more confused about what it’s going to be. Despite the initial rush to buy up metaverse property, there’s no doubt that the buzz has cooled off among many industries. Why? The short answer is that there’s no utility attached to NFTs; The world is still figuring out the best purpose for them, the smartest ways to profit from them, and how they truly move the needle (if at all) when it come ...read more

Timbers Kaua’i Is The Perfect Luxury Outpost For Couples, Families And Adventurers

Jun 9, 2022

It seems that everyone is headed back to the Hawaiian Islands these days, meaning it’s more challenging than ever to stake out an oasis of calm — but our recent discovery of Timbers Kaua’i Ocean Club Residences puts serene luxury back on the agenda, front and center. While I’ve long been aware of Timbers’ calling card as curating ultra-luxury experiences in some of the world’s most beautiful locations, I had never visited the Kaua’i property, which is just a few minutes from the ...read more

Historic Villa Near Florence, Italy, Is Reinvented As A Modern Complex

Jun 9, 2022

A formal gate marks the entrance to a garden at Villa Capponi in Italy's Tuscany region. Building Heritage There are many places steeped in history to visit in and around Florence, Italy, but few in which to live while enjoying a state-of-the-art lifestyle. Dating to the 14th century, Villa Capponi was the home of aristocratic families for centuries. The once fortified estate owes much of its evolution to generations of the Capponi family, who assumed ownership in the late 1700s and ...read more

Homes In States With The Highest Share Of Same-Sex Couple Households Cost $116,000 More On Average

Jun 10, 2022

For some couples, a joint mortgage can allow partners to combine incomes and potentially get ... [+] approved for larger loan amounts or lower rates. getty June marks the annual observation of LGBTQI+ Pride Month, a month honoring those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex. To commemorate the occasion, online loan marketplace LendingTree analyzed data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2020 American Community Survey data to compare home prices in the states wher ...read more

New Global Wellness Institute Initiative Address Air Quality And Health Links

Jun 10, 2022

Radon detectors can identify this silent, odorless killer gas in your home and alert you before it ... [+] risks your respiratory health. Photo Courtesy of Photo Courtesy of Airthings/GreenRoom // Wellness by Design (Tiller Press, 2020, © J. Gold) The Global Wellness Institute, a leading research resource for policymakers, analysts and writers on the $4.4 trillion international wellness industry, has added a timely new Respiratory Wellness Initiative. “Action on respiratory health i ...read more

Luxury Home Sales Sink 18% In Biggest Drop Since Start Of The Pandemic

Jun 10, 2022

New listings of luxury homes increased in 16 of the top 50 metros. getty Sales of luxury homes tumbled 17.8% year over year during the three months ending April 30, the largest drop since the onset of the pandemic sent shockwaves through the housing market. By comparison, sales of non-luxury homes fell 5.4%. That’s according to an analysis of luxury real estate trends from Redfin, a technology-powered real estate brokerage. The analysis divides all residential properties into price ti ...read more