A Trio of Treehouse Developments



According to a story by Lee Thomas-Mason for Metro in the UK, a recent study conducted by the University of Derby and The Wildlife Trusts provided a prescription of spending time among nature curative. Here’s a trio of treehouse developments that meet or exceed the prescription.

U.S. city planners increasingly combining residential & commercial spaces



The scarcity of development land in some of the U.S.’s biggest cities is forcing developers to respond by combining residential and commercial spaces.

North Pittsburgh’s Venango Trails – Sales Begin



Venango Trails, a Pittsburgh neighborhood in North Hills, has just announced having sold 17 of a total of 473 homes there. The development, located 20 minutes North of downtown, offers scenic lakes and Native American historic trails, among other features.

Developers Feeling the Heat as Sales Continue to Drop



So is our economy really recovering right now? Perhaps, but it’s not going nearly as fast as many would have hoped, according to some new real estate figures. Developers are the ones feeling the most heat as the numbers of sales drive some to the brink of bankruptcy.

HPI and Captex to Build 1,000 Apartments in Texas



Central Texas will soon have 1,000 new apartments, thanks to the new joint venture initiated by HPI Real Estate Services and Captex Development Company. The two companies will collaborate on four projects over the course of two to three years, building apartments under the name HPI Residential.

Mountain and Davidson Acquire Fairbanks Country Villas



Mountain Real Estate Capital (MREC) and Davidson Communities, LLC have acquired the Fairbanks Country Villas in San Diego. According the the news, the Torry Highlands submarket offers great opportunities for investment and this deal promises a path to profitability not too many sub-markets can offer these days. Some experts think markets within markets may be the best areas to focus upon until the bubble gets re-inflated.

Napa Valley’s Breath of Fresh Air – Calistoga Ranch



Calistoga Ranch is one of the most successful California developments in recent months. They just announced sales contracts in excess of all the 2008 and 2009 figures. The five star Napa Valley community and resort must be doing something right. With California lagging behind in almost all property categories, it’s great to see at least one company knows how to succeed.

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