Dec 14

The giant spaces that once housed a single anchor tenant are being reconfigured to attract multiple smaller shops. Empty stores are being filled with new kinds of tenants–hospital offices, pop-up shops for digital brands and even sports centers.

Source: Here’s how malls with dead stores are finding new tenants |

Dec 14

Property owners once saw short-term rental listing sites like Airbnb Inc. as a threat. Now, some are embracing them. Startups like Sonder Corp., Domio Inc. and Lyric Hospitality Inc. typically lease blocks of furnished apartments on the same floor or even entire buildings under long-term deals. Then they turn around and rent them out to travelers for stays of a few weeks or as short as one night.

Source: In the Airbnb Era, Apartment Landlords Are the New Hoteliers – WSJ

Dec 14

A giant 3D printer built two houses in an impoverished, rural part of Mexico last week, breaking ground on what will be the first 3D-printed neighborhood in the world. The houses aren’t just a prototype. Developers hope to build 50 new houses by the end of 2020, replacing the structures that residents built themselves out of wood, metal and whatever materials they could afford.

Source: The world’s first 3D-printed neighborhood is being built in Mexico for families living on $3 a day – CNN

Nov 04

Apple’s commitment includes $1 billion in affordable housing investments, $1 billion in mortgage assistance for first-time homebuyers, and $300 million worth of Apple land opened up to affordable housing projects.

Source: Apple Commits $2.5 Billion to Fight California Housing Crisis – MacRumors

Oct 04

Dwellito curates the best modern modular homes so you can save time during your search. As a curated marketplace, we only feature the top performing homes and verified manufacturers. As you search, it’s crucial to know the key figures, features, prices and to be able to compare homes side-by-side.

Source: Modular Homes Marketplace and Guide

Jul 21

Micro-units are a trend in urban areas among residents who are willing to trade space for the opportunity to live in a neighborhood they couldn’t otherwise afford. Projects have sprouted up in Wynwood and downtown Miami, as well as in Miami Beach.

Source: Miami Beach debates Town Center height, apartment restrictions | Miami Herald

Jun 30

No Savings? No Problem. These Companies Are Helping Home Buyers With Down Payments Yet some worry that helping borrowers could actually exacerbate the housing market’s main problem: a dearth of new homes By Christina Rexrode and Laura Kusisto June 29, 2018 7:00 a.m. ET Reese and Kyle Rademacher weren’t sure how they would afford a down payment to buy a home until their real-estate agent mentioned an offbeat idea: crowdfund the money from friends and family.

Source: No Savings? No Problem. These Companies Are Helping Home Buyers With Down Payments – WSJ

Jun 23

One portion of the lawsuit even reads, “The city is intentionally trying to lighten black neighborhoods, and the way they have primarily been doing it is through construction of high density, luxury buildings, that primarily only offer studios and one bedrooms.”

Source: How ‘opportunity zones’ can curb gentrification problem |

Jun 16

Cement is responsible for 7% of global man-made greenhouse emissions, making it the world’s second largest industrial source of carbon dioxide, according to the International Energy Agency. Data from the United States Geological Survey — the scientific agency of the US government — reveals that global cement production was responsible for about 4 billion pounds of CO2 emissions in 2017 alone.But a Canadian startup has invented a new system for making concrete that traps CO2 emissions forever and at the same time reduces the need for cement.

Source: This concrete can trap CO2 emissions forever

Jun 12

In 1979, the co-founders of Home Depot planned to start the company with four locations in Atlanta. But when it came time to stock the shelves, they couldn’t afford to buy enough merchandise. “Well, we opened two up because we didn’t have enough money,” Ken Langone, the 82-year-old billionaire co-founder of Home Depot, tells CNBC Make It. “And in fact we didn’t have enough money for those two.” In a pinch, the merchandising guru of the group, Pat Farrah, asked suppliers to give Home Depot empty boxes in l

Source: Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone on the early days of the business

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