Real Estate

The Menil Drawing Institute on the campus of The Menil Collection in Houston has opened. It’s the first free-standing facility built expressly for the acquisition, study, exhibition, conservation and storage of modern and contemporary drawings.CALpix As crisp as a fresh sheet of paper awaiting an artist’s mark, a new building housing The Menil Drawing Institute
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Indirect natural light (and lots of it) fills the studio bays of the new Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation Center for Conservation at Museum Fine Arts, Houston.Courtesy of Museum Fine Arts, Houston/Richard Barnes One of the largest contiguous spaces for a public museum’s conservation efforts now caps and cantilevers over an existing parking garage at Museum
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Cash on the barrel. Money talks, nobody walks. A penny for your thoughts. Dollars to doughnuts. Filthy rich. Your money or your life. A fool and his money are soon, well… You get the idea. I could fill pages with all the common phrases about money. They’re well-ingrained in our culture, and in our language.
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College students are in an excellent position to use the gig economy to their advantage- they’re comfortable with using technology to improve their job performance, have flexible schedules and don’t have the personal expenses of older professionals.Pexels We’re living in a thriving gig economy, where temporary, flexible jobs are on the rise for contractors, freelancers
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Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential in her home office.Arielle Levy Ask any successful female creator, thought leader or entrepreneur how they’ve achieved their goals. Every person will give you different answers, but there’s one commonality. They all have stylish, Instagram-perfect workspaces that reflect not only who they are in the current moment, but where
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Shutterstock The commercial real estate industry is getting bombarded with new tech platforms that use machine learning, predictive analytics and artificial intelligence. The supply of new software claiming to use AI to underwrite real estate transactions appears to be never-ending. With all of the headlines, you might say to yourself, “Wait a second. I underwrite
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So far, through the first half of 2018, existing-home sales are down just a tad by 2.2% while new home sales are up 7.4%. Home prices continue to move higher by 5%.  Distressed property sales have fallen to historic lows, comprising only 3% of total sales in recent months. The one area of concern is
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On Tuesday, Congress voted in favor of a bill that extends the 50-year-old National Flood Insurance Plan (NFIP) another four months; the seventh extension since September 2017. The plan was set to expire at midnight.  Elizabeth Mendenhall, president of the National Association of Realtors said in a statement, “We applaud lawmakers for taking this needed action
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We’re starting to see stories about home prices falling in Toronto and Sydney. In the United States, home prices are still increasing strongly but let’s see if we can find any cities were the upward momentum in home prices is fading. The Case-Shiller Home Price Index covers 20 U.S. cities and they just released data through May,
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