Record-Breaking Housing Market Continues: Prices Climb 11%, Pending Sales Up 15%

prnewswire | August 25, 2020

Home prices and year-over-year price gains hit another high as prices continued to rise during a time of year that they usually decline, according to a new report from Redfin (www.redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage. Pending home sales are also way up from 2019. The fact that the market is so steady continues to be a surprising sign of strength during a time of major economic uncertainty. For the week ending August 16, the seasonally adjusted Redfin Homebuyer Demand Index was up 29% from pre-pandemic levels in January and February. Prices are still showing no signs of the typical seasonal slowdown. The median price of homes that sold during the four-week period ending August 16 was up 11% year over year—the largest increase in over six years—to a new all-time high of $316,375. In the last week of the period, prices were up 14% from a year earlier.

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Real estate is very much a tax-driven industry. As a result, changes in US tax policy have an impact on the relative attractiveness of real estate as an investment class for non-US investors. Increases to the US tax rates on capital gains, the taxation of the disposition of real estate, and US tax reporting requirements are often cited as examples of policies that create obstacles to investment. Over the years, real estate organizations in the United States have offered proposals that would provide some relief and have sought clarification of existing rules.

Spotlight

Real estate is very much a tax-driven industry. As a result, changes in US tax policy have an impact on the relative attractiveness of real estate as an investment class for non-US investors. Increases to the US tax rates on capital gains, the taxation of the disposition of real estate, and US tax reporting requirements are often cited as examples of policies that create obstacles to investment. Over the years, real estate organizations in the United States have offered proposals that would provide some relief and have sought clarification of existing rules.

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Schottenstein Real Estate Group sells developments for $177 million and announces 1200 new construction units

prnewswire | February 02, 2021

Schottenstein Real Estate Group, one of the biggest land improvement organizations in the Midwest, declares the offer of three of their advancements adding up to $177 million. The Delaware County advancements included are Powell Grand Communities, situated on Sawmill Parkway and Seldom Seen Roads, and Northlake Summit situated at Route 36/37 and I-71, which were offered to Cortland. Furthermore, Central Gardens Grand situated in Palm Beach Gardens, FL was offered to L&L Investors. Overseeing Partner for Schottenstein Real Estate Group, Corey Schottenstein expressed, "Our developments were located in perfect locations for these times in high end suburban areas, and the type of product we develop is probably one of the best real estate investments in the current economic climate." President of Schottenstein Real Estate Group, Brian Schottenstein says, "Our company has been fortunate to achieve a great year despite the unfortunate Covid pandemic, thanks to all of our employees involved and the nature of our developments. We currently have over 1200 new units in construction, and as our industry continues to boom, more are planned." Schottenstein Real Estate Group's emphasis on top of the line rental advancements is unequivocally obvious in their new tasks. One of the freshest: Liberty Grand Communities is the principal actually enormous arranged rental local area affirmed in Liberty Township, Delaware County, OH. Freedom Grand Communities sits on 300 sections of land only northwest of Olentangy Liberty High School close to Sawmill Parkway and Home Roads. It incorporates a blend of condos, garden lofts and farm homes, all with a couple of vehicle carports and different recently planned plans incorporating those with first floor main rooms. Occupants can exploit creative conveniences including a 14,000 square foot clubhouse, bocce ball, pickle ball, canine park, putt, a local area garden, resort style pool and lap pool, lounges, fishing wharf, bistros, card rooms and a 24-hour wellness focus. Freedom Summit is likewise in development in Liberty Township, Delaware County, OH. Orange Grand Communities is at present being created as the freshest and most pleasant rental local area ever underlying Orange Township, Delaware County, OH.

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Two San Antonio Industrial Properties Acquired by Houston's Welcome Group

Welcome Group | February 18, 2022

A pair of San Antonio industrial buildings have been acquired by Welcome Group, the second and third properties in the market purchased by the Houston-based single-tenant real estate developer specializing in manufacturing, lab, warehouse and distribution facilities. The firm has acquired an 80,431 square-foot office/lab space on an 11.9-acre tract at 6203 Farinon Drive. The building is currently leased by KCI USA, Inc., a global advanced wound care company which develops innovative healing solutions for customers and patients. The building was built in 2004. Welcome Group also acquired a 43,860 square-foot office/lab facility on a 4.5-acre tract at 6603 First Park Ten Boulevard. The property is located in a highly desirable infill location one mile from I-10, providing prompt easy access to Loops 410 and 1604. The building's first phase opened in 1987 and its second phase was completed in 1995. We're certainly keeping San Antonio at the top of our list for future property acquisitions." Welcome Wilson, Jr., president and CEO of Welcome Group. Welcome Group now owns a diverse portfolio of more than 130 industrial properties spanning more than 6 million square feet. Tenants range from Fortune 500 companies to emerging entrepreneurial ventures in manufacturing, healthcare, energy, technology, warehouse and distribution, and other operations. Financing for both acquisitions was provided by Frost Bank. Welcome Group was represented in both transactions by Ryan Wasaff, senior vice president of Welcome Realty Advisors; Cole Bercher, associate at Welcome Group; and John Wilson of Welcome Group. The seller of 6203 Farinon Drive was represented by John Taylor of JLL. The seller of 6603 First Park Ten Boulevard was represented by Luis Garza of Transwestern. About Welcome Group Welcome Group is a leader in the development and ownership of single-tenant industrial facilities for some of the world's most respected names in business and currently owns over 6 million square-feet in Texas and the southeast U.S. The company also offers build-to-suit and design-build services for interested firms and is actively seeking direct purchase and sale-leaseback opportunities throughout Texas and the southeast United States.

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KKR Grows First Investment Real Estate Industrial Portfolio in Leigh Valley Market in Pennsylvania

businesswire | December 15, 2020

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