After Razing 700 Plus Homes, Texas Wildfires 30pc Contained

September 07, 2011 / Russell Legato, Residential Property Analyst
After Razing 700 Plus Homes, Texas Wildfires 30pc Contained Firefighters have brought under control 30 percent of the days-long Texas wildfires that already took down more than 785 homes and sent nearly 5,000 people homeless. The Texas wildfires that broke out on Sunday was quickly mitigated by reduced winds and cooler temperature, officials said. Reuters reported that the fire consumed 34,000-acre (14,000-hectare) of Bastrop County Complex, which has forced about 5,000 people in the rural community to evacuate the area. Firefighters have fortunately gained... »

Housing Market Showing Signs of Improvement

September 06, 2011 / Russell Legato, Residential Property Analyst
Housing Market Showing Signs of Improvement Standard & Poor’s (S&P) June data for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices has shown mostly positive outlook for the housing market. According to the Index, the 10- and 20-City Composites were each up 1.1 percent for the month, 19 of the 20 cities being covered by the indices were up in June over May, and the National Composite was up 3.6 percent in the second quarter of 2011. “A closer look at the annual rates... »

Home Prices Up 3.6% in Q2 2011: S&P Indices

August 31, 2011 / Russell Legato, Residential Property Analyst
Home Prices Up 3.6% in Q2 2011: S&P Indices Home prices in USA have increased by 3.6 percent in the second quarter of 2011 after having fallen 4.1 percent in the first quarter, though posting an annual decline of 5.9 percent versus the second quarter of 2010, according to S&P’s Case-Shiller1 Home Price Indices. “Nationally, home prices are back to their early 2003 levels. As of June 2011, 19 of the 20 MSAs covered by S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices and both monthly composites were... »

Countess of Wessex to Grace Pine Lodge Day Center Opening

August 22, 2011 / Russell Legato, Residential Property Analyst
Countess of Wessex to Grace Pine Lodge Day Center Opening The Countess of Wessex will officially open the day center at Pine Lodge on October 17. The Royal visit is expected to highlight how the once dark and abandoned residential home in Tiverton is to be converted into a multi-functional day center for local patients through a £250,000 raised by the community. It was Hospiscare that transformed Pine Lodge into what it is now after the old residential home was bought with a grant from... »

Manchester Square’s Largest Model Home Opens for Viewing

August 12, 2011 / Russell Legato, Residential Property Analyst
Manchester Square’s Largest Model Home Opens for Viewing Construction of the two-story single-family Orchid home in Manchester Square has been completed and the model home is now open for viewing, according to homebuilder WCI Communities which develops the 117-home community in Naples. The model home, featuring interiors by Kay Green Design, represents the largest of the seven floor plans available at Manchester Square, with 3,304 square feet under air, quite smaller than the first single-family model home at WCI Communities’ Tidewater Preserve in... »

First Single-family Home Opens at Bradenton

August 09, 2011 / Russell Legato, Residential Property Analyst
First Single-family Home Opens at Bradenton Construction has started on the first single-family model home at WCI Communities’ Tidewater Preserve in Bradenton, which represents one of nine floor plans available in the 373-acre gated master-planned community along the Manatee River. The three-bedroom Agostino is the largest single-family home floor plan at Tidewater Preserve, with 2,718 square feet of air-conditioned living space, while its total 3,994 square feet incorporates a “Florida basement” that the homebuyers can convert into a one-car garage. Late... »

Home Sales Center Opens at Westshore Yacht Club

July 27, 2011 / Russell Legato, Residential Property Analyst
Home Sales Center Opens at Westshore Yacht Club Florida’s homebuilder WCI Communities has opened the doors of a new home sales center at Westshore Yacht Club for homebuyers. Visitors can now take a look at the coveted lifestyle of the bay-front boating community, homes and amenities, as the 73-acre luxury master-planned, fully-appointed Westshore Yacht Club Welcome Center opens, which include the 15,000-square-foot Bay Club that offers a 149-slip marina, waterfront dining, a fitness center, day spa and resort-style pool. WCI Communities reported earlier... »

Design Firm to Create Model Home Interiors at Venetian Golf & River Club

July 22, 2011 / Russell Legato, Residential Property Analyst
Design Firm to Create Model Home Interiors at Venetian Golf & River Club Florida’s premier homebuilder WCI Communities has chosen design firm Kay Green to create the interiors for two single-family model homes under construction in Venetian Golf & River Club, the master-planned community in Venice. The models will illustrate many of the options available to buyers who purchase a Classic Series single-family home in Venetian’s Otello neighborhood, stated WCI in a press release. Although the two models will have different color palettes and design styles and will... »

100,000 Families Targeted by Habitat for Humanity Nepal

July 19, 2011 / Russell Legato, Residential Property Analyst
100,000 Families Targeted by Habitat for Humanity Nepal The international, non-governmental, non-profit organization Habitat for Humanity in Nepal has bared plans to “grow tenfold and assist 100,000 families in five years’ time.” Having already marked the 10,000th family it served so far, Habitat for Humanity Nepal, which has began working in the South Asian country since 1997, will formally unveil its campaign at an event in the capital Kathmandu at the end of this month. Meanwhile, Habitat for Humanity highlighted the importance and... »

Free Mortgage for Billboard Houses?

April 08, 2011 / Russell Legato, Residential Property Analyst
Free Mortgage for Billboard Houses? Adzookie announced on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 that it will pay mortgages for homeowners who agree to turn their houses into a massive billboard for the start-up advertising firm. The company will paint their logo and social media contact information on selected houses in exchange of which they will pay the homeowner his monthly mortgage. There are only two requirements for a house to be selected. First is that it should not be rented or... »

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