After months of setbacks, housing starts rise nearly 6%

National Association of Home Builders | May 16, 2019

Housing starts reversed course in April, climbing nearly 6% from March, according to the latest report from the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Dept. of Commerce.  According to the analysis, housing starts rose 5.7% in April 2019 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.124 million units.

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Here are my real estate predictions for 2019 and beyond.

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Here are my real estate predictions for 2019 and beyond.

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Three-Building Creative Office Campus in Santa Barbara County Acquires Shopoff Realty Investments

prnewswire | January 05, 2021

Shopoff Realty Investments , a public supervisor of pioneering and worth add land speculations, declared today that the organization has procured Castilian Technical Center situated at 50, 70 and 90 Castilian Drive in the city of Goleta, in Santa Barbara County, CA. The property was gained related to co-speculation accomplice Praelium Commercial Real Estate, and is the second venture the two firms have joined forces on together. The as of late revamped property incorporates 10.82 sections of land contained a completely redesigned, three-building, 165,905-square-foot inventive office grounds. The grounds highlights broad open air pleasantry spaces with indoor/outside gathering regions, yards, outdoor tables and strolling trails. The property is strategically placed between US Highway 101 and Hollister Avenue, giving straightforward entry to Santa Barbara Airport, University of California, Santa Barbara, Goleta Commuter Amtrak and Downtown Santa Barbara. "The Castilian Office Campus is a stellar property in a well-established tech corridor within the coastal market of Santa Barbara," explained Shopoff Realty Investments president and chief executive officer, William Shopoff. "This office campus will provide a stable asset of fantastic value to our portfolio, with the Goleta-Santa Barbara area in high demand due to its entrepreneurial quality for startups." Found under two miles from the property, University of California, Santa Barbara is a main community for instructing and examination, with Forbes positioning the school as one of the top schools for business. The encompassing territory has become a dynamic designing and innovation passage as of late, and is home to Raytheon, Google, LinkedIn, Citrix, FLIR, Yardi Systems, Orbital ATK, LogMeIn, and in excess of 100 protection contractual workers. Scott G. San Filippo, establishing head of Praelium Commercial Real Estate, added, "We are satisfied to grow our association with Shopoff in this quality resource sponsored by predominant long haul credit, and want to expand on our prosperity with extra interests in the Santa Barbara market." AppFolio involves every one of the three structures as its organization central command, with a 11-year triple net rent. Established in 2006, AppFolio offers industry-explicit, cloud-based business programming arrangements, administrations, and information examination to the land and legitimate business sectors. About Shopoff Realty Investments Shopoff Realty Investments is an Irvine, California-based real estate firm with a 28-year history of value-add and opportunistic investing across the United States. The company primarily focuses on proactively generating appreciation through the repositioning of commercial income-producing properties and the entitlement of land assets. The 29-year history includes operating as Asset Recovery Fund, Eastbridge Partners and Shopoff Realty Investments (formerly known as The Shopoff Group). Performance has varied in this time frame, with certain offerings generating losses. For additional information.

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Lloyds Auctioneers & Valuers Pty Ltd | October 11, 2021

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