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Affluent Second-Home Buyers Are Back in Droves

The Naples housing market is firing on all cylinders this year, with strong demand from retirees, second-home buyers, and snowbirds. Here are some indicators:

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Defining Replacement Cost

With the emergence of single-family rental homes as an institutional asset class, the concept of replacement cost has received a lot of attention lately. We are proposing a set of definitions to bring clarity to the term replacement cost, which means different things to different people and can thus be misconstrued in the market.

To see how important it is to define replacement cost, take a look at the graph below, which shows two things:

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Strongest Regions for Master-Planned Communities

By Ken Perlman and Jody Kahn

In 2013, our consultants---- based in nine different offices nationwide---- completed more than 100 market analyses related to master-planned communities.