Monthly Archives: July 2015

NEREJ – Top ten issues affecting real estate

The New England Real Estate Journal is the largest commercial real estate news source in the United States. Covering commercial real estate companies, people, and deals in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Search our archives of New England commercial real estate brokerage, construction, development, economic development, service and supplier commercial real estate news.

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NAR Study: Millennials Prefer Walkable Communities

Millennials prefer walking over driving by a substantially wider margin than any other generation, according to a new poll conducted by the National Association of Realtors and the Transportation Research and Education Center at Portland State University. The 2015 National Community and Transportation Preference Survey found that Millennials (ages 18-34) prefe

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Are Trends Saying “Invest Walkable?” | Ryan Poelman

A couple of articles this week with data about trends in real estate had a lot to say about the multiple inputs that influence real estate prices and the health of a very important component of our

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This short article confirms my thoughts on investing in the “walkable” trend. Construction companies are leaning towards apartments rather than single family homes, for good reason. Millennials and boomers don’t want to drive a car just to get to work and buy groceries.

Duluth to select firm to develop walkable community

The Duluth City Council and Downtown Development Authority will hold a special called meeting at 6:30 p.

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Duluth is attempting to build a “walkable” community, and expecting a firm to know how to do it. I’m not sure any of the firms that bid on the project know anything about “walkable communities.” Is there any firm that does? I think there might be.

Car ownership is becoming increasingly irrelevant in Washington, D.C. – The Washington Post

The area’s millennials keep attracting transit start-ups that make car ownership unnecessary.

Source: Car ownership is becoming increasingly irrelevant in Washington, D.C. – The Washington Post

This is what I’m interested in. No car payments, no insurance payments, no fuel costs, no maintenance costs, no traffic jams, no car crashes. Gimmie!

As commutes from Frederick get harder, the city is looking to revive its job market

The small central Maryland city of Frederick has a relatively low cost of living and a good quality of life, but it has lost a lot of industrial jobs over the last 12 years. Frederick needs two things: more jobs, and easier ways to get to other job centers.

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