Louisiana Teachers Assigns $100 Million to Real Estate, Infrastructure

August 6, 2019

Louisiana Teachers’ Retirement System, Baton Rouge, made two new commitments totaling up to $100 million, said Dana Brown, director of public markets. The $20 billion pension fund committed up to $50 million each to Campus Real Estate Partners II, a real estate joint venture between developer Campus Apartments and Clarion Partners, and infrastructure fund Global […]


7 Modern Lessons From The Apollo Moon Landing

July 20, 2019

  The strategies NASA employed to reach the moon in the 1960s can still inform space and other technology leaders today on how to pursue big goals and recover from inevitable setbacks. | Michel Euler/AP Photo This July 20 marks 50 years since one of mankind’s greatest triumphs — when the first humans reached the […]


50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

July 20, 2019

8 of the surviving Apollo astronauts got together for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, and Buzz Aldrin’s outfit stole the show  From left to right: Charlie Duke (Apollo 16), Buzz Aldrin (Apollo 11), Walter Cunningham (Apollo 7), Al Worden (Apollo 15), Rusty Schweickart (Apollo 9), Harrison Schmitt (Apollo 17), Michael Collins (Apollo 11) […]


Top 25 Biggest Renovating Mistakes

July 17, 2019

From ignoring prep work and safety to setting unrealistic budgets, find out how to avoid these mistakes and more when renovating. Buying Cheap Materials Don’t Sweat It host Steve Watson says, “One of the biggest mistakes that people make when it comes to home renovation (is that) they try to be cheap when they buy […]


Closing On a House: What Sellers Should Expect

July 16, 2019

Ah, closing on a house. It’s the finish line! You’re almost home free (or free of your home in this case). You’ve accepted the buyer’s offer, the negotiations are finally winding down, and there is only one more little box to check: closing. OK, so maybe it isn’t a little thing. And maybe you’re a little […]


National News Coverage of Tropical Storm Barry Is Its Own Disaster

July 13, 2019

Yesterday, “America’s weatherman,” Al Roker, provided some unsolicited advice to the good people of New Orleans: If he lived here, he would “make plans now” to evacuate. It’s a good idea to be prepared to evacuate any time you find yourself located within a potential hurricane’s “cone of uncertainty.” It’s a bad idea for people […]


Prepare Your Property for a Hurricane

July 12, 2019

There are pros and cons of owning property. While the pros usually outweigh the cons, natural disasters are one of those times which can make us wonder why we thought property investing was such a great idea. While hurricanes can cause intense devastation, they can usually be forecast days or even weeks in advance, allowing […]


Hurricane Safety Checklists

July 11, 2019

Hurricane Safety Checklists The most important thing you can do as hurricane season approaches is to get yourself, your family and your home prepared. By starting early, you’ll avoid the rush at home supply stores, grocery stores and other venues typically crowded and often chaotic when hurricane watches and warnings are issued. You should stock six […]


Investors Are Buying More of the U.S. Housing Market Than Ever Before

July 9, 2019

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The share of investor purchases of U.S. homes have climbed to an all-time high, a sign that rising home prices have done little to dampen demand for flipping homes or turning them into single-family rentals. Big private-equity firms, real-estate speculators and others that buy properties comprised more than 11% of U.S. home […]


Google’s Most Popular Home Design Searches

July 8, 2019

What are people searching for on the internet when it comes to home design? Google released a new report that breaks down the most popular searches by several design categories for the home. Coastal-inspired living rooms, ranch style homes, and blue hues appear among some of the most curious trends in Google searches. Google’s Home […]