Silicon Valley research building draws buyer

SAN JOSE — A big — and empty — research and development building in north San Jose has been bought by an investor with properties on three continents, an indication that investors still hunger for Silicon Valley real estate despite the coronavirus uncertainties.

Exeter Property Group, which has $2 billion in properties owned or under management worldwide, has bought a vast building at 1710 Automation Parkway in San Jose which is vacant after its previous tenant, Western Digital, exited the site.

Brokers Steven Golubchik, Edmund Najera, Darren Hollak, and Jack Phipps with the Capital Markets unit of commercial real estate firm Newmark Knight Frank arranged the building purchase.

“1710 Automation is ideally located within proximity to some of the world’s most prominent technology companies,” said Najera, a vice chairman with the Capital Markets group.

Exeter Property paid $36.2 million for the building, which totals 197,000 square feet. Soma Capital Partners

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March of Dimes fundraiser Oct. 30 being held virtually, thanks to Lehigh Valley real estate community

For 26 years, a group of volunteers has organized a fundraiser to benefit the March of Dimes and bring together the Lehigh Valley real estate community.



a sign on the side of a road: The Walmart e-commerce fulfillment facility in south Bethlehem is part of the Majestic Bethlehem Center. Majestic will be recognized Oct. 30 during the annual March of Dimes Commercial & Industrial Real Estate Award Event.


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The Walmart e-commerce fulfillment facility in south Bethlehem is part of the Majestic Bethlehem Center. Majestic will be recognized Oct. 30 during the annual March of Dimes Commercial & Industrial Real Estate Award Event.

But as with many nonprofit organizations trying to function and fundraise amid the coronavirus pandemic, event planners will be holding this year’s event virtually.

The 27th annual March of Dimes Lehigh Valley Commercial & Industrial Real Estate Event will be held at noon Oct. 30. It will feature an update on the industrial real estate market, a 30-minute virtual-networking session with a number of videoconferencing breakout rooms, and a video tour of St. Luke’s University Health Network Baby & Me Support

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10 most expensive homes for sale in the Fraser Valley



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Many of us dream of escaping to the countryside and raising goats or growing blueberries. Or both. British Columbians, and particularly city-dwellers, hoping to fulfil their Green Acres fantasy need look no further than the Fraser Valley. The Valley has properties of all shapes and sizes for sale, of course, but some are more expansive than others, with acres of land for farming — or running a bed-and-breakfast.

According to REW.com , these are the most expensive homes in the Fraser Valley.

Abbotsford

1. $7,500,000: 5291 Mt Lehman Rd.



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Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, 4,800 sq. ft. 

Enjoy country living on this plot of pristine, fenced certified-organic fields occupying the hills of Mount Lehman. An English-style home, complete with a brick and stucco exterior and rich woodwork throughout, sits at the peak of one of the hills. A barn with additional living quarters and natural spring

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2. $4,750,000: 1116 Gladwin Rd.

Nine bedrooms, eight bathrooms, 10,270 sq. ft.
A custom-built estate home with an attached 1,002 square foot insulated 4 car garage sits on 10.67 acres. The spacious home boasts a large chef’s kitchen, large media room with wet bar, large decks overlooking Mt. Baker, and a walk-out patio. The farm includes three large shops: one is 5,700 square feet and two are 7,200 square feet. 6.25 acres of raspberries were planted in 2015. It’s close to the UFV, Highway #1 and the U.S./Canada border crossing.

3. $4,500,000: 450 Laxton St.

Four bedrooms, four bathrooms, 4,738 sq. ft.
This property sprawls over 80 acres, including a 50+ acre lake. If privacy is your thing, you’ll find it here, where no other homes are in sight. The vast, south-facing, unobstructed views of Mt. Baker and the manicured landscape have made it a popular location

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Glass fire nearly quadruples in size in a day, burning 80 homes in Napa Valley

At least 80 homes have been destroyed in Napa and Sonoma counties as the Glass fire continues to rampage through California’s wine country.



a man with smoke coming out of a car: ST. HELENA, CA - SEPTEMBER 28: The Glass Fire in Napa County burns on a mountainside with the Beckstoffer Vinyards in the foreground on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020 in St. Helena, CA. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times) (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times)


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ST. HELENA, CA – SEPTEMBER 28: The Glass Fire in Napa County burns on a mountainside with the Beckstoffer Vinyards in the foreground on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020 in St. Helena, CA. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times) (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times)

The blaze had burned 42,560 acres as of Tuesday — nearly quadruple its size since Monday morning — and there is still no containment, according to Erick Hernandez, a public information officer with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

So far, Hernandez said, crews had confirmed that the fire destroyed 52 residences in Napa County and 28 others in Sonoma County.

Figures on how many commercial structures had been damaged or destroyed were not available Tuesday

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Wine Country fires burn homes, force evacuations from Santa Rosa to Napa Valley

The Wine Country awoke in flames Monday as windblown wildfires closed in on the Napa Valley from the east and west and swept into Santa Rosa, forcing thousands of North Bay residents to flee their homes in an ominous flashback to the catastrophic infernos three years ago.

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Here Is The Cheapest House For Sale In Long Valley

LONG VALLEY, NJ – This is the best deal for an affordable home in the area.



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  • Address: 3 Youngman Dr, Washington Township, New Jersey
  • Price: $354,900
  • Square Feet:
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1 Baths
  • Built: 1964
  • Features: This is the home you’ve been waiting for! Charming, well maintained Ranch features 3 Brs, 1 FBath, large remodeled kitchen w newer appls. Full finish-able bsmnt w Laundry Rm & plenty of storage space – Attractive setting/situated on a Cul-De-Sac on a wonderful neighborhood, desirable Valley section of town. This large property is in a picturesque wooded lot with a beautiful deck/patio & a private back yard. Home boasts public utilities, hardwood flrs, freshly painted, brand new furnace & radon system in place. One car garage & driveway with ample parking. Short distance to shopping, restaurants, parks, schools & historic Chester downtown with quaint, brick lined streets, preserved historic
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