The internet is bringing a fundamental transformation to the real estate industry. It’s a digital revolution, democratizing and streamlining activities that were once quite complicated and time-consuming, putting them out of the reach of most people. Many investors have wanted the stability of a real estate investment, but do not have the time or wherewithal to purchase, … [Read more...] about Turnkey goes online.
3D printing is the construction of a three-dimensional object from a digital model, and it’s now being used in a multitude of applications -- from aircraft components to running shoes, cars to orthopaedic implants and prosthetic limbs. And one of the latest to come to market is houses. You can now live in a home printed out by a computer. There are some big advantages … [Read more...] about 3D printed houses.
Mass timber is a catch-all name for a range of engineered wood products. Smaller, non-structural pieces of wood are glued together and engineered in such a way that together they become much larger and structural elements. Mass timber has many attributes. Speed of construction is a major benefit. Panels are pre-manufactured and pre-cut before delivery. These panels can be … [Read more...] about Greater mass.
“This truly unique project aims to provide an iconic response to the generic status quo of speculative office real estate in Portland today, with below-market rents aimed at smaller start-ups and companies that would not otherwise be able to afford space in a new construction mid-rise building.” Guerrilla Development If you live in Portland, you’ve probably seen Tree Farm. … [Read more...] about Truly unique.
Vibrant, thriving communities need locally owned businesses. Local businesses can create a vigorous local economy, provide more jobs and reduce poverty. In the US private sector, small businesses produce two out of three jobs and generate approximately fifty percent of the GDP. And locally owned businesses also give rise to more civic engagement, higher voter participation and … [Read more...] about Investing locally.