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This 150-year-old colonial mansion houses one of the world’s fanciest McDonald’s restaurants

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Share this Post But this Mickey D’s location in Freeport, Maine looks pretty classy, considering it was built inside a 150-year-old mansion. It’s actually the only McDonald’s in the town. The building was converted into Freeport’s only McDonald’s in 1984. The town of Freeport has strict building design codes, and McDonald’s wanted to build a location in a residential zone. …

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Top 20 U.S. Cities for Parks…Seattle ties at #12…

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Share this Post The Trust for Public Land has ranked Minneapolis No. 1 for its parks since 2013 (supplanting San Francisco), in part owing to the development of parks and public spaces in its historical mill and warehouse area along the banks of the Mississippi River in the past two decades. Many of the lakes that dot the city are …

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Small homes selling for big bucks…

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Share this Post This studio in ultra-affluent Knightsbridge boasts a staggering asking price of $2.1 million – yes, you did read that correctly. Stylishly decked-out, the petite pied-à-terre has a kitchenette, little bathroom and separate sleeping area with just enough space for a double bed. The property is on the market with Beauchamp Estates. This charming little beach house in …

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Multimillion-dollar mansions, once snapped up by wealthy Chinese buyers, are now sitting empty …

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Share this Post LOS ANGELES — The mansion on Fallen Leaf Road in a secluded section of the Los Angeles-area city of Arcadia has all the trappings a wealthy buyer from China could want: a crystal chandelier in the entryway, marble floors, a home theater outfitted with a dozen reclining leather chairs and, naturally, a fortuitous eight bedrooms and eight …

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Buying Vacant Land…

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Share this Post Finding your dream home isn’t easy. You’ll spend a lot of time to scouring online listings, attending open houses and scoping out neighborhoods – and you may still come up empty-handed. Maybe your dream home just doesn’t exist yet. In this case, building a home on a vacant piece of land may be the perfect option. But …

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There Are 66,719 Empty Mansions In Vancouver, BC

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by Tyler Durden ~ Feb 11, 2017 ~ www.zerohedge.com Share this Post One year ago, when we first started discussing the Vancouver housing bubble, which as we first speculated – and was later confirmed – was the result of Chinese oligarch money-launderers parking “hot cash” in this offshore housing market (at least until a 15% property tax on foreign purchases …

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Vancouver Real Estate Inventory Skyrockets Over 215% In January

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Share this Post January 2017 was a terrible month for Vancouver real estate. Sales are declining, inventory is building, and prices are dropping. Last month one of our writers speculated that China’s currency controls implemented recently will lead to an unexpected “fire sale.” The latest stats from the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) show this fire sale may …

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Vancouver’s real estate market could crash thanks to China

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Share this Post Global real estate markets are breaking a sweat, and Vancouver should be no exception. Those same foreign buyers that sent property values soaring around the world are now a little short on foreign currency. New regulations now prohibit the exchange of yuan for real estate, making it tricky to get currency into foreign markets. Without that sweet …