What’s a Social-Purpose REIT?

A little over a year ago, at the 2016 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, I had the pleasure of hearing Bill Endsley, then secretary general of FIABCI-USA, talk about his organization’s latest publication, The City We Need Is Affordable. FIABCI, the International Real Estate Federation, is an organization of real estate professionals from all over the [...]

By |2019-06-13T17:54:59+00:00June 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Wake Up Call for the Development Industry

When I’m working on stories for REALTOR® Magazine, it’s not uncommon for my interview subjects to offer supplemental reading that might help round out my reporting. But rarely am I told that a book could change my thinking entirely on a given subject. So when the Incremental Development Alliances’ John Anderson (whom I interviewed in [...]

By |2019-06-13T17:48:31+00:00June 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

No Sunset on Housing History

Edina, Minn. is one of the few suburbs I could see myself living in. It has decent public transportation, boutique storefronts, independent restaurants—and for an extra dose of kitsch—the first indoor shopping mall in America. It’s one of those old-growth ‘burbs, where the houses have character and the streets have sidewalks. Alas, it also has [...]

By |2019-06-13T17:30:48+00:00June 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What It’s Like to be Evicted

It’s hard to imagine what it’s like to be evicted, perhaps because the impacts of evictions are so wide-ranging. Household items are put on the curb and lost if the evictee can’t afford a storage unit. Having an eviction on one’s record makes it harder to rent a decent place to live. Constant movement to [...]

By |2019-06-13T17:13:57+00:00June 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Window to the Law: Real Estate Wholesaling

Frequent viewers of late-night television may have seen advertisements about how they can make “millions” in real estate by quickly flipping properties for a higher price – a practice known as wholesaling. In this edition of WTL, we will discuss real estate wholesaling. While this practice is not illegal, there are some legal risks that [...]

By |2019-06-04T15:32:35+00:00June 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments