Real Estate

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…

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…

At Home With The Late Poet Claudia Emerson’s Memory

RICHMOND, Va. — The ceiling fixture in Claudia Emerson’s study only weakly puts out light. Her husband, Kent Ippolito, apologizes for it, but it’s no bother. The room isn’t oriented toward the house. High atop the second story in a quiet neighborhood in Richmond, with sunlight streaming in on three sides, this is an observation…

House Hunting in … St. Martin

A FOUR-BEDROOM VILLA IN TERRES BASSES $3.9 MILLION (3.4 MILLION EUROS) This 3,700-square-foot house, known as Mille Fleurs, or Thousand Flowers in French, is set on two and a half walled, rolling acres lush with palms, flamboyant trees, bougainvillea and hibiscus. Situated just above Plum Bay, the villa, which has four bedrooms and four and…

Real estate lobby to press agenda in Albany today

The real estate lobby will press its agenda in Albany today, calling for the renewal of a major development subsidy program, warning lawmakers not to strengthen rent-control laws and arguing for the renewal of an initiative meant tot spur cleanup of contaminant sites. The Real Estate Board of New York will be joined by its…

How To Buy Into UAE’s Futuristic Real Estate Market

Barring the purchase of an actual piece of property, there’s really only one way into the United Arab Emirates real estate market. And that’s via Princeton, New Jersey, starting from the offices of Blackrock Investment Management, owners of the iShares family of exchange traded funds. They launched their MSCI U.A.E. capped ETF (UAE) in April…