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What’s the Future for Planned Communities?

By Laurie Andrews Posted in - Real Estate on February 5th, 2013

Seems like a simple question, but the answer may not be so clear. A discussion panel of ULI industry experts provided personal insight on the future: Lewis Goodkin – Second home communities are finding their residents are no longer supporting the club structure. Baby boomers want “insulation” not “isolation,” and they are becoming more about necessity than ever before. Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk – There are three primary obstacles to long-term development: 1) Getting people comfortable with change. 2) Affordability as tax credits may not continue and costs are rising. 3) Transit is a necessity and new roads are not being planned. The roads must come first. Charles Cobb – Many places still have a need for new housing communities with lifestyle elements as part of the… Read more »

A Wave of Buyers Forecasted Within 18 Months

By Stephann Cotton Posted in - Real Estate on June 15th, 2011

After attending Urban Land Institute’s recent Recreational Development Panel Discussion in Phoenix, it’s clear that forecasting the future real estate markets is a hot topic in the industry. The panel was consistent in their findings: the economy has made significant improvements, but there is still a long way to go. Panel speakers reached consensus that we have definitely reached the bottom in many markets; however, there are some areas of the country that will continue to have moderate depreciation before full stabilization occurs. Unfortunately the country is still contending with challenges due to housing foreclosures and the lack of growth in the job market.  However, moving towards 2012 and 2013, the panel is more optimistic, anticipating a surge in activity… Read more »