Encryption and Its Importance to Device Networking

| October 14, 2016

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The role of computers and networks in our everyday lives has made protecting data and adding security an important issue. Most data transmitted over a network is sent in clear text making it easy for unwanted persons to capture and read sensitive information. Encryption algorithms protect data from intruders and make sure that only the intended recipient can decode and read the information.

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Irvine Company is California’s premier real estate company, with a commitment to land, legacy and life, deeply rooted in its 1864 inception, with the formation of The Irvine Ranch®. Privately held, Irvine Company's diversified real estate portfolio includes land, office properties, retail centers, homes, apartment communities, and resorts in luxury coastal locations spanning California — from Silicon Valley to San Diego. In Orange County, the City of Irvine serves as a testament to the company’s world-renowned master planning.

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Digging Into Real Estate Data

Article | March 4, 2020

When speaking with perspective investors, the first question that I ask is how well they understand the numbers of a potential investment. If they reply with a simple, “everything’s good,” I know the deal probably isn’t for me. But, if they respond with hard data about the market, property and financial information, I can take them seriously and consider the investment. As an investor in any industry, numbers are your best friend. I’ve spent hours pouring over spreadsheets of data and mastering best accounting practices and it’s made me the diligent investor that I am today. I believe that this dedication to digging into data is what sets met apart from other real estate investors and continues to give me an edge.

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Material Shortages Causing Housing Problems – Real Estate Market Update

Article | April 7, 2021

Spring is here, and with it comes home buying season. If you’re in real estate, it’s about to get really interesting. There are also some unique challenges you and your buyers might be confronting in the market now. Let’s get to what you need to know. The housing market has been red-hot for quite a while now. Sales for both new and existing homes have been on an absolute tear. But last month, both of these metrics took a step back. One likely reason for this is no doubt a moderate increase in mortgage rates. However, it seems to me we talk about that enough. Today, we would like to spotlight another factor causing issues in the housing market and possibly even delaying construction of homes in some areas. There’s a real shortage of the necessary materials for constructing and renovating homes at this point. According to a December report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 71% of builders were facing a shortage of at least one material. That means the houses that were being built in December that may just be getting ready to come on the market now may either be delayed or come with higher prices. The material most in demand was lumber, with 31% of contractors experiencing a shortage.

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What’s the Best Type of Commercial Real Estate Property for Investors

Article | February 10, 2020

Thinking about investing in commercial real estate? It can certainly be a lucrative venture. For those unfamiliar, this type of property is generally defined as land or buildings that are intended to generate a profit in some way. More specifically, commercial real estate is divided into subcategories. There are four main types, including multifamily, office, industrial, and retail. Which type is correct for you? It really depends. Each comes with its own set of pros and cons.

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Is Commute Time Becoming a Housing Factor?

Article | June 2, 2021

While many workers plan, at least according to recent surveys, to continue spending at least part of each week working from home, a shorter commute still seems to be holding increasing appeal. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB ) says its first quarter Home Building Geography Index (HBGI) indicates not only a pandemic driven shift in construction to low density, low cost markets, but a rapid expansion in areas with the shortest commutes. Litic Murali, writing in NAHB's Eye on Housing blog, says workplaces are moving toward hybrid home/office work models which could affect 30 to 40 percent of the American workforce. This will give renters and buyers increased market power over their travel times and the ability to reduce both housing and transportation costs. The nationwide average commute is 26 minutes. Those counties in the bottom quintile (lowest 20 percent) have a commute time of 18 minutes or less while the commute in the highest quintile is 28 minutes. The data show that 36.2 percent of the U.S. population resides in the counties in that top slice. The HBGI indicates that the top two quintiles with the longest commutes together had 63.6 percent of single family building. However, growth was strongest in that bottom quintile with a four-quarter moving average annual growth of 22.2 percent.

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Irvine Company

Irvine Company is California’s premier real estate company, with a commitment to land, legacy and life, deeply rooted in its 1864 inception, with the formation of The Irvine Ranch®. Privately held, Irvine Company's diversified real estate portfolio includes land, office properties, retail centers, homes, apartment communities, and resorts in luxury coastal locations spanning California — from Silicon Valley to San Diego. In Orange County, the City of Irvine serves as a testament to the company’s world-renowned master planning.

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