Oil Boom and Bust in Houston?

Over the past decade growth in the energy industry has fueled housing growth in many metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) across the United States, most notably, Houston, TX. While other MSAs have experienced tremendous economic growth and demand for housing, the Houston housing market has developed into one of the most mature markets in the U.S. Read More »

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Prime Central London Rents Continue to Rise

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Rental values in Knightsbridge increase in fourth quarter of 2014.

After a subdued 2014, rents in prime central London have maintained momentum and begun to show signs of sustained recovery. Read More »

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Be a Doer of Deeds

I always enjoy when I get the opportunity to apply my love of history to a business/leadership topic in the present.  I have been reading about Theodore Roosevelt recently and I ran across a great quote. Read More »

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Update: Driver License Application in California

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has implemented a new policy requiring formal appointments for all first-time driver license applicants. This policy was implemented to support the influx of applicants now eligible for a driver license under Assembly Bill (AB) 60 which went into effect on January 2, 2015.  AB 60 requires the DMV to issue an original driver license to any applicant, regardless of whether she/he is able to provide satisfactory proof of legal presence in the United States. Driver license applicants under AB 60 must meet other qualifications for licensure and must provide satisfactory proof of identity and California residency. Read More »

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Proposals for 90-Day Short Lets in London

To-Let-90daysDespite wide criticism in the House of Lords, the government is standing by its proposal to allow London home-owners to let their properties for up to 90 days without paying for a council permit. Read More »

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Spotlight On: Chester

 

Chester is a historic, spotlight-on-chesterwalled city located on the banks of the River Dee in Cheshire with a population of approximately 80,000. Once voted one of Europe’s top five prettiest cities, it has a unique character and charm all of its own. Read More »

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A New Year, A New Word

It is that time of year again, time for people to make their New Year’s Resolutions.  I found some interesting statistics on statisticbrain.com about New Year’s Resolutions.  45% of us make New Year’s resolutions, less than half of us make it past six months and only 8% are ultimately successful.  Among the current list of most popular resolutions are-losing weight, spending more time with family, getting in shape, quitting smoking, getting organized and saving more money. Read More »

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Rust Belt Cities Make a Comeback

Ask any Clevelander or Detroit native, and they can tell you all of the positive changes happening in their city.  Now that news is spreading out of the Midwest.  In Joel Kotkin’s article, The Rustbelt Roars Back from the Dead, he talks about how the industrial heartland is making a comeback as an attractive and affordable area for young professionals and thriving industries and business.

There has been a revival of job growth in these areas. Between 2009 and 2013, rustbelt cities and states dominated the country’s industrial revival. At the top of the list is Michigan, which gained 88,000 industrial jobs, a performance even greater than that of Texas, which came in second. The next three leading beneficiaries are all rustbelt states: Indiana, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

For much of the past half century, the rustbelt states suffered high levels of unemployment. But today Ohio, Indiana, Minnesota and Wisconsin have considerably lower rates of unemployment than the national average, and considerably less than California, Georgia, Nevada, New Jersey, and New York.

Over the last three years, the Cleveland metro has risen to third in the nation in the percentage gain of young adults with a college degree, behind only Nashville and Orlando. Cleveland’s gain of 15,500 college-educated young adults was greater than Silicon Valley’s and seven times that of Portland.

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Giving Back with Some Holiday Cheer!

Whether feeding a family for the holidays or collecting toys for families in need, Dwellworks team members are always excited to lend a helping hand especially during the holiday season. Read More »

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Dwellworks Network Partners of the Year

We are pleased to announce our Network Supplier of the Year award winners for 2014. Each recipient is recognized for the exceptional service consistently delivered on behalf of Dwellworks to our valued clients. Award winners were selected based on a combination of performance statistics and feedback from the Dwellworks operating teams.

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