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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

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

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…

3 awesome startups that failed

First-mover advantages are overrated. Look at Microsoft. Bill Gates was prescient, and they were onto the cloud, internet of things, and smartwatches since the early-2000s. But Gates’ prophetic touch did not translate to groundbreaking success in those areas Instead, Google dominates the cloud, the internet of things is still nascent, and Apple is the frontrunner…

U.S. Pending Home Sales at Highest Level in Nine Years

A forward-looking indicator of home sales rose to its highest level in more than nine years in May, a sign the housing market is gaining traction after a shaky start to the year. The National Association of Realtors said Monday its index of pending home sales increased 0.9% to a seasonally-adjusted 112.6, the highest level…

Teens are downloading Jott like crazy

If you haven’t heard of Jott, go ask a teenager. A white-hot new app for instant messaging, Jott has nearly 500,000 monthly users and one million app installs after just three months on the market. You might think there’s no need for yet another messaging app. But, Jared Allgood, CEO and co-founder of Jott, said…

The 9 states with the highest property taxes

Property taxes tend to be unpopular with Americans, but residents of several states have even more reason to grumble. These nine states rank as carrying the highest property tax burdens for their residents out of all 50 U.S. states, according to a new study from WalletHub. Aside from the high tax bills, there’s another common…

Netflix is coming to Marriott hotels in the U.S.

Netflix’s quest to rule the video-streaming world continues with the news that it’s struck a deal with Marriott Hotels to let guests watch Netflix movies and TV shows on their hotel room TV. First rumored back in January, the partnership will apply only to a handful of hotels at first — New York Marriott East…