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    Still time left to nominate for BBJ's 2020 Best in Real Estate Awards
    After another big year that brought new additions to Baltimore's skyline and development projects throughout the region, we're asking for your help to identify the best ones out there. The Baltimore Business Journal's revamped Best in Real Estate Awards will recognize the top 25 real estate deals and projects that took place in 2019. This edition will be different than in past years: We've done away with categories, as well as first-through-third prizes, and instead will highlight the most important?


    CRE Roundup: Arlington apartments lead week's sales
    Jacksonville saw six commercial real estate sales of at least $1 million close in the last week with sales totaling more than $27.5 million. Investment came from Florida, Canada and Texas. Other large sales closed but were not recorded with the city in the last week, including the sale of the 167-acre Beach Marine property and the $24 million sale of three office buildings in Mandarin. The sales included: Infinity University Townhomes LLC, an affiliate of Bay Harbor Islands-based Infinity BH?


    $1 million won?t get you a mansion in Dallas, but it buys you a pretty cool crib
    Big patios with fireplaces and built-in grills. Commercial grade kitchens with a large pantry, wine refrigerator and warming drawers. Great storage. Game rooms. Open floor plans. And the technology to operate the house remotely. Those are some of the features house hunters in Dallas-Fort Worth with a $1 million budget want in their homes, according to Pam Brannon, an agent with Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty. But can a buyer get those things at or near the $1 million mark? ?It?


    Upscale townhomes in downtown Durham come ready for Airbnb (Renderings)
    A townhome development in Durham is designed to allow for short-term rentals.


    Charlotte metro sees big leap in housing value over past decade
    The decade in which Charlotte bounced back from the Great Recession brought with it big gains in housing values. Across the Charlotte metro, total housing value increased by $119 billion in the 2010s ? up 109.5%, according to a new analysis by online real estate company Zillow Group Inc. (NASDAQ: Z). It pegged growth in local housing value at $15 billion ? a 6.8% increase ? in the past year alone. For most of the nation ? 86% ? home value appreciation has been the leading contributor?


    Miguel Berger sells Tech Valley Homes to focus on software company
    The deal enables Miguel Berger to focus all his energy on being CEO of Voiceter Pro LLC, a company he started with his son several years ago to develop voice-based apps for Amazon.com Inc.?s Alexa and Google Home devices.


    Columbus' housing stock is worth a whole lot more since the recession, report finds
    The recovery from the Great Recession has brought tens of trillions of dollars in value to real estate property nationwide and Columbus is seeing the windfall. The total market value of all of the homes in the Columbus market is now about $159 billion, according to analysis from Zillow. That number has risen $61 billion since the depths of the housing downturn in 2010, including gaining $7 billion in value just in 2019. Columbus Realtors, likewise, found home values in the region climbed about 6%?


    Louisville housing: What needs to be built?
    If you're a follower of the residential real estate market locally, this might be the week to check out the Access Louisville podcast. Real Estate Reporter Marty Finley brings us up to speed on a couple of big local residential projects, including a $100 million mixed housing development from RJ Thieneman planned along South Hurstbourne Parkway and Watterson Trail. This news broke last week and since then we've also had stories about two new planned developments from homebuilder Fischer Homes ??


    Vote scheduled in Newton on fate of Northland development
    The Newton City Council has scheduled a vote to determine the fate of a proposed 23-acre mixed-use project in Newton Upper Falls for March 3. The project, proposed by Newton-based Northland Investment Corp., calls for an 800-unit residential development, 180,000 square feet of office space and 115,000 square feet of retail space near the MBTA Green Line Newton Highlands stop.  The Newton City Council approved the project in a 17-7 vote in December, but nonprofit civic organization RightSize Newton?


    Chiofaro says his $1B tower is a resiliency catalyst. Critics call it a missed opportunity.
    Don Chiofaro says his tower could catalyze resiliency efforts on the downtown waterfront. Critics of the project argue it misses crucial opportunities.