November 16, 2017
CBRE sells 83-room hotel in Cedar Rapids

CBRE sells 83-room hotel in Cedar Rapids

CBRE Hotels recently arranged the sale of the 83-room Holiday Inn Express South located at Interstate-380 at 33rd Avenue in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. CBRE Hotels’ Nate Sahn, senior vice president, and Douglas Johnson, first vice president, represented the owner, Amana-Nordstrom, Inc. in the sale. The buyer is Sioux Falls, SD-based Bird Dog Equity Partners. The…
November 14, 2017
View the Possibilities With Virtual Staging

View the Possibilities With Virtual Staging

By Brian Balduf, VHT Studios Appealing to home buyers is all about making that emotional connection. Smart marketers know emotions trump other factors, especially when you hear buyers say the listing “just feels right.” They may be searching for a new house, but they’re envisioning their next home. Buyers’ emotional experience while home shopping is…
November 12, 2017
Urban Land Institute 2018 Forecast recap: Assumptions can be more dangerous than the unknown

Urban Land Institute 2018 Forecast recap: Assumptions can be more dangerous than the unknown

The commercial real estate market has been cruising at a high altitude, and everyone on board is wondering when, and how, the plane will land, said Andy Warren, director of real estate research at PwC. Warren took to the stage to examine the national and Chicago market at Urban Land Institute’s 2018 Forecast event at…
November 10, 2017
Use Plants to Showcase a Healthier Home

Use Plants to Showcase a Healthier Home

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine You can clean the air with plants. And in an age when “healthy home” is what so many buyers are saying they crave, you may find this a cheaper alternative to improving the air quality in a home by just being smarter about the plants you choose to stage…
November 7, 2017
Large retail center sold in Peoria, seller represented by HFF

Large retail center sold in Peoria, seller represented by HFF

The Shoppes at Grand Prairie in Peoria, Illinois was recently purchased by Singerman Real Estate, LLC from Miller Capital Advisory, Inc., according to a statement from HFF, which represented the seller. The HFF team marketed the 468,127-square-foot property for Miller Capital, and Singerman Real Estate purchased the asset free and clear of existing debt, according…
November 5, 2017
Styled, Staged & Sold Earns Some Props

Styled, Staged & Sold Earns Some Props

Thank you to our loyal readers and top-industry contributors for helping to make Styled, Staged & Sold the top ranked “home staging blog on the planet!” Feedspot, a news RSS reader, ranked Styled, Staged & Sold number-one out of 100 staging blogs.   Feedspot used the following criteria to rank the blogs: Google reputation and…
November 3, 2017
Novak Construction wraps construction of Costco in Lincoln

Novak Construction wraps construction of Costco in Lincoln

Novak Construction recently completed building a new Costco Wholesale in Lincoln, Nebraska. Locatd at 1620 Pine Lake Road, the new facility is 156,000 square feet, and includes a 30,000-square-foot outlot gas station with 16 fueling stations. The building’s interior includes a food court, meat-preparation area, bakery, freezer and cooler, optical studio, photo department and pharmacy.…
October 29, 2017
It costs how much to park there? Parking rates ranked in the biggest Midwest cities

It costs how much to park there? Parking rates ranked in the biggest Midwest cities

Whether you are in the parking business or operate a business that depends on parking, market-based parking rates and their trends help you make critical decisions that impact your revenue and expenses, either directly in the case of parking owners and operators, or indirectly in the case of businesses that depend on parking. With Parking…
October 28, 2017
4 Home Staging Horror Stories to Haunt You This Halloween

4 Home Staging Horror Stories to Haunt You This Halloween

By Jessica Santina, guest contributor from MoneyGeek.com As little ghosts and ghouls appear on every corner, how about settling in for a few scary stories of home staging horrors? The following tales of botched staging jobs, homeowners from hell, and nightmarish décor will likely give you some real-life shivers. The Scary Screamer Lori Matzke, owner…