FBI, state agents raid Borrego Community Healthcare Foundation and El Cajon billing contractor

State and federal agents raided the offices Tuesday of the Borrego Community Healthcare Foundation, a nonprofit provider in Borrego Springs that last year billed more than $300 million in medical, dental and other services to the U.S. government.

Dozens of agents turned up at the organization’s administrative offices on Palm Canyon Drive first thing in the morning, seizing computers and boxes of medical records and interviewing employees who were not alerted to the search in advance.

Investigators also closed off the Borrego Medical Clinic a few miles to the southeast of the downtown Borrego Springs area, carting away files and other material.

Separate search warrants were executed at the foundation’s administrative offices off Sky Park Court in Kearny Mesa and at the El Cajon headquarters of Premier Healthcare Management, a management services company that provides billing and other services to the nonprofit.

FBI spokeswoman Davene Butler acknowledged warrants were served

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American Homes 4 Rent Opens Treaty Oaks Community in St. Augustine, Florida

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE: AMH) is pleased to introduce Treaty Oaks in St. Augustine, Fla., which joins its rapidly growing family of newly built single-family rental home communities. Treaty Oaks is American Homes 4 Rent’s (“AH4R”) 59th new rental home community and its sixth in the Jacksonville market, building upon the success of its Black Creek Village, Calebs Cove and Kindlewood communities.

“American Homes 4 Rent’s communities are a new, innovative choice in American housing that combine the benefits of a single-family home with the flexibility and low-maintenance of leasing,” said Zack Johnson, Executive Vice President of Acquisitions & Development for AH4R. “We are proud to open our new Treaty Oaks community as we expand upon our already strong presence in the Jacksonville area.”

Treaty Oaks adds 31 homes built, owned and operated by AH4R to its existing

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New Mesquite community will include thousands of homes

A new community planned for Mesquite will bring almost 4,000 homes.

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Dallas-based developer Huffines Communities is building the more than 1,400-acre Solterra community southwest of East Cartwright Road, two miles east of Interstate 635.

The new residential development is on part of the historic Lucas family farm.

Mesquite’s city council recently approved zoning for the $1.6 billion project, which Huffines Communities says will be the largest development in city history.

New homes in the project will start from $280,000 and range up to the high $400,000s.

“This is one of the biggest projects we’ve done, and we’re thrilled to make this a wonderful place to live and play as the home building market continues to sizzle,” Donald Huffines, co-owner at Huffines Communities, said in a statement. “Mesquite continues to see explosive growth, and Solterra will meet this demand with quality homes reminiscent of the quiet comfort of small-town

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Sales are underway for a new luxury home community in Avenir


Kenco Communities has begun selling pre-construction homes in its gated Coral Isles development.

Jodie Wagner
 
| Palm Beach Post

PALM BEACH GARDENS — Sales are underway for a new luxury home community within the massive Avenir development on western Northlake Boulevard.

Kenco Communities has begun selling pre-construction homes in its gated Coral Isles development, which is situated along the lakefront near Avenir’s future 16,000-square-foot private clubhouse.

The luxury home builder will offer six estate home designs that are among the largest at Avenir, ranging from 3,200 to over 5,300 square feet of living space.

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Three designer furnished models that buyers will be able to tour are under construction, and are expected to be completed by the end of the year, Kenco said.

Those models

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The St. Joe Company Announces Plans for a New 240-Unit Apartment Community in Panama City, Florida

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 8, 2020–

The St. Joe Company (NYSE: JOE) (“St. Joe”) today announces plans for a new 240-unit apartment community in Panama City, Florida. St. Joe intends to develop and construct the community on Star Avenue approximately one mile from State Road 231. This location is within the municipal limits of the city of Panama City.

Plans call for the project to include 108 one-bedroom apartments, 108 two-bedroom apartments and 24 three-bedroom townhome-style apartments. “One of the things that will make this project unique is the diversity of the units available for lease,” said Dan Velazquez, Senior Vice President of Commercial Real Estate for St. Joe. “The three-bedroom townhome-style units will feature garages making them ideal for working families. This location is along the growing State Road 231 corridor in Panama City and is approximately one mile from the neighborhood’s elementary and middle schools and is

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This community survived the Glass fire, though its homes didn’t

There were 13 sweet, simple, wood-heated homes at Monan’s Rill, the intentional community on 414 gorgeous acres off St. Helena Road.

The Glass fire left just one. That surviving house was hand-built in the early 1970s by two co-founders of the residential collective, the extraordinary Mary and Russ Jorgensen.

In addition to helping to create Monan’s Rill, the Jorgensens, both former Freedom Riders, were stalwarts of the Peace and Justice Center of Sonoma County and undaunted champions of a better world.

They were for almost 30 years cherished by fellow residents of Monan’s Rill who’ve from the start worked together for the good of the land they inhabit and the community that they’ve run by consensus.

The Jorgensens were among four Quaker families that founded Monan’s Rill after having lived in the Berkeley hills with no fences between their yards so they could rear their kids communally. When they bought

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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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Community opens in Celina with homes priced from $300s

Cambridge Companies, developer of the award-winning Mustang Lakes in southeastern Celina, has opened its newest Celina community on the west side of the Dallas North Tollway. Cambridge Crossing offers access to the Frisco, Plano and North Dallas employment and entertainment districts.

Mustang Lakes, the community named Best Master-Planned Community in DFW by the Dallas Builders Association in 2018 and awarded The Best Amenity in the Nation at The Nationals in Las Vegas last year, is having its best sales year ever, despite the pandemic.

“Mustang Lakes continues to see strong sales, as prospective buyers recognize the quality of the development and its outstanding mix of amenities. They are also seeking Prosper ISD schools, including the state-of-the-art Sam Johnson Elementary School, which opened this fall,” said Matt Alexander, vice president of Cambridge Companies.

The development team at Cambridge has designed the same world-class level community at Cambridge Crossing, located just north

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Urban wildfire: When homes are the fuel for a runaway blaze, how do you rebuild a safer community?

TALENT, Oregon — Late morning on Sept. 8, forest scientist Dominick DellaSala sat at the desk in his home office to do a final edit on a newspaper opinion piece. The topic: The need to better prepare for catastrophic wildfires — or “black swan events” — that can rampage through neighborhoods.

His computer screen went dark. The power had gone out.

He went outside to investigate the outage. Looking south, he spotted a dense cloud of smoke.

“This was totally black. It was huge. And it was heading in our direction,” DellaSala recalls.

DellaSala spent the next few hours up on his roof, cleaning out gutters and hosing down the asphalt shingles before evacuating. His home was spared as the fire veered away from his street, but more than 2,800 structures and three people were killed in one of the most destructive wildfires in Northwest history.

https://www.seattletimes.com/Forest scientist Dominick DellaSala surveys the field near  a dog park that was the ignition point for the Almeda Fire, one of the most destructive in Oregon’s history. (Hal Bernton / The Seattle Times)
Forest scientist Dominick DellaSala
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Highland Homes builds in NorthGrove community

Highland Homes is proud to be a part of the builder line up in the community of NorthGrove.

In proximity to The Woodlands, NorthGrove is located near major employers and transportation corridors and is zoned to the Magnolia ISD. With more than 200 acres of green space, towering cedars, pines and cypress trees, the residents live among the natural beauty of the Montgomery County area. This community features a spacious clubhouse with resort-style amenities including a pool, fitness center, children’s play area, dog park, on-site lifestyle director and full calendar or resident events.

Highland Homes has homes starting from the $270,000s and currently has five move-in ready homes that will be ready for the holidays with three, four and five bedroom options. Buyers can also build their own home with 14 home plans and 10 available homesites (including cul-de-sac lots). Buyers

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