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Peter Merrigan: NYC First Passive House-Designed Community

Peter Merrigan: NYC First Passive House-Designed Community

“Taurus Investment Holdings has a longstanding passion for sustainable design and several of its projects use the “the latest available technology to optimize building performance, while minimizing negative impacts on the environment.” -Peter Merrigan, CEO of Taurus Investment Holdings New York Local real estate firm Synapse Development Group, along with its joint venture with its partner Taurus […]
Peter Merrigan: Boston will recover from the real estate boom

Peter Merrigan: Boston will recover from the real estate boom

Boston didn’t go nuts adding commercial space during the U. S. real estate boom, so it’s doing better now than other cities, Peter Merrigan and Frank Wuest, two top local builders say. Peter Merrigan, CEO of Boston-based real estate fund Taurus Investment Holdings, said the Hub’s strong university base, educated work force and good infrastructure […]
Peter Merrigan | Taurus Bought The Townhomes of Beverly

Peter Merrigan | Taurus Bought The Townhomes of Beverly

The Townhomes of Beverly apartment in Beverly, MA is under new ownership, and reconstruction is on the way. Completed in 1971, the community is located less than one-third of a mile from Route 128 via Exit 19 and roughly one mile from the Montserrat MBTA station. The community will also soon sit adjacent to North […]
Five-alarm bargain in Gaithersburg is converted into a home

Five-alarm bargain in Gaithersburg is converted into a home

Arched bays for trucks and ladders remain intact in the old brick firehouse in the heart of Gaithersburg’s Kentlands neighborhood. But in place of garage doors are curtained cedar windows, wood paneling and a mahogany front door. A broadly curving deck extends off the back, and a second-floor balcony projects from one side. The domestication […]
Oil Slump Has Calgary Awash in Vacant Office Space

Oil Slump Has Calgary Awash in Vacant Office Space

CALGARY, Alberta—When Mayor Naheed Nenshi broke ground on Brookfield Place, this city’s signature skyscraper project, he said the energy capital was “well into an arms race” of tall-building construction. That was in the fall of 2013, amid a boom fueled by high oil prices that had the commercial real-estate market in Canada’s oil capital rivaling […]
House Flippers Are Back Together With Wall St. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

House Flippers Are Back Together With Wall St. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Real estate buyers seeking money to renovate and flip U.S. houses are getting help from some of the world’s biggest investment firms. Colony Capital Inc., Blackstone Group LP and Cerberus Capital Management are among the companies that have started making bridge loans to investors who buy homes to sell them quickly for a profit. Borrowing […]
What to Expect When Moving to Boston

What to Expect When Moving to Boston

Relocating to Boston? Great! New England’s capital is a wonderful city to live in, but it will take you some time to learn how to get around. Check out this article for some useful tips to get you started. Boston is a vibrant city, with a booming economy and a rich culture. There are lots […]
Tight real estate market becomes game of ‘first to know’

Tight real estate market becomes game of ‘first to know’

After walking through the first house they looked at, first-time home buyers Megan and David Stricker followed their Realtor’s urgent advice and made an offer. “She told us how fast things are selling and said if you like it, you need to make an offer,” said Megan Stricker. That turned out to be good advice. […]
House Hunting in … France

House Hunting in … France

A SIX-BEDROOM CHALET WITH A GUEST HOUSE IN THE FRENCH ALPS 3.15 MILLION EUROS ($3.42 MILLION) This chalet, in the heart of Méribel village in Les Trois Vallées ski area, dates to the 1980s and has had a full renovation and expansion that was completed in December. Traditional Alpine architecture, with an overhanging roof and […]
No dogs allowed: San Francisco’s pet housing crisis

No dogs allowed: San Francisco’s pet housing crisis

The housing crunch in San Francisco isn’t just forcing out lower income renters, it’s forcing out Fido, too. According to San Francisco animal welfare nonprofit SF SPCA, there’s been a surge in owners abandoning their pets due to an inability to find pet-friendly housing. Over the last year, one in four people who left pets […]