Real Estate

With ocean views and a blanket of greenery surrounding it, one might think this custom compound is set on the North Shore of Kauai. In actuality, the $29.95-million estate is across the Pacific—nestled among 140 acres of organic avocado groves in Somis, California, a quiet community located halfway between Beverly Hills and Santa Barbara. Built
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Amid the chaos surrounding concerns about debt payments by China’s property developer Evergrande Group, it’s good to be the chairman. Although Evergrande Group’s 80% stock decline so far this year has made a dent in its billionaire founder and chairman’s fortune, Hui Ka Yan will remain extraordinarily wealthy even if the company collapses under the
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Kirkland, Washington, the Seattle suburb that had one of the nation’s first clusters of Covid-19 cases at its Life Care Center nursing home early last year, led the U.S. for home-flipping profits during 2021’s second quarter, according to an AATOM report ranking the nation’s zip codes. A typical home flip in the 98033 zip code,
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Climate catastrophes are poised to destroy American homes, and banks are starting to calculate their risks. Jesse Kennan, Associate Professor of Real Estate at Tulane University, refers to this process as “underwaterwriting” or “blue-lining,” depending on whether you’re looking at it from the point of view of the bank or consumer respectively. Underwaterwriting is a
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A buyer trades money for commercial real estate. A seller trades commercial real estate for money. It’s as simple as that. Why, then, do commercial purchase and sale transactions become so complicated and entail so much negotiation? To begin with, commercial real estate assets are complex, often involving many leases and other documents related to
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Outdoor seating at Estiatorio Milos Tanja Yokum In August, the Gerber Group’s Manhattan bars and restaurants started hiring more workers in preparation for an influx of customers returning to the offices the following month. The labor crunch meant those restaurants weren’t fully staffed even after the hiring push, which turned out to be a blessing
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This month, Village Properties marks its 25th Anniversary as Santa Barbara’s leading locally-owned independent brokerage. It’s been an upward trajectory for the company since it was founded in 1996. As of August 2021, Village properties has sold $1.8 billion worth of real estate across 12,000 transactions. Last year, the brokerage held a 16% market share. That’s quite
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Elizabeth Sutton is one of today’s most popular contemporary artists. Her designs have been displayed everywhere from Bergdorf Goodman to Frette’s Madison Avenue flagship location, The Plaza Hotel, Saks Fifth Avenue in Brickell, Eden Rock in St. Barth, and even on Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing.  You may have also seen her work in some unexpected
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