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Tech Fiesta 2014 – ABQ

Todd Clarke @ September 5, 2014 # Comments Off on Tech Fiesta 2014 – ABQ

Come listen to the latest trends in recruiting millennials with housing to our market. Guest Speakers: Todd Clarke CCIM and Dale Dekker http://www.techfiestaabq.com/

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New Sim City coming

Todd Clarke @ February 10, 2013 # Comments Off on New Sim City coming

Although this might seem like a shameless plug for my brother Scott who is a programmer at Maxis working on the new Sim City game, I wanted to share that its an amazing piece of virtual real estate. The Urban Land Institute recently featured the game in its magazine – the article can be found […]

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Office of the future – excerpt from 2012 NAR presentation

Todd Clarke @ August 24, 2012 # Comments Off on Office of the future – excerpt from 2012 NAR presentation

The following is Todd Clarke’s excerpts from the Office of the future presentation – given first at NAR in 2012, with a Seattle update in 2013 OfficeofTheFuture2012

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Building a 30 story building in 15 days

Todd Clarke @ January 8, 2012 # Comments Off on Building a 30 story building in 15 days

Surpassing a previous record of building a 15 story hotel building in 6 days, the Chinese company, the Broad Group has constructed a 30 story building in only 15 days. It would appear a majority of the building was built off site in panels that were lifted into place, a practice that is likely to […]

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CCIM Live and Frank Lloyd Wright!

Todd Clarke @ August 29, 2011 # Comments Off on CCIM Live and Frank Lloyd Wright!

CCIM Live just posted my latest update. The article covers (amongst other things) the connection between Frank Lloyd Wright and the Phoenix Biltmore hotel –

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While big boxes are downsizing, Apple credits iPad sales to their physical stores

Todd Clarke @ March 3, 2011 # Comments Off on While big boxes are downsizing, Apple credits iPad sales to their physical stores

Within 24 hours of each other these two stories became headlines: Apple announces their update to the iPad – the iPad2 and as part of Steve Job’s keynote speech and presentation he indicates that 2010 was the year of the iPad, that its sales have outpaced anything they thought possible, AND, were due in large […]

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NM based Frank Lloyd Wright designed house for sale

Todd Clarke @ January 11, 2011 # Comments Off on NM based Frank Lloyd Wright designed house for sale

Known as the “pottery house” and located in Santa Fe – this Frank Lloyd Wright designed house has recently come up for sale and is being offered by the original owner for $6,000,000. Interested? More info can be found here.

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Candid advertising

Todd Clarke @ November 9, 2010 # Comments Off on Candid advertising

In case you can’t read it – it says “your art might suck, but your studio doesn’t have to”. Advertising live/work/walk studios adjacent to the main square in Taos, the Central Station Taos wins our award this month for being brutally frank.

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How cars have shaped modern society…

Todd Clarke @ August 21, 2009 # Comments Off on How cars have shaped modern society…

A good friend, developer, proffesor and author friend of mine, Chris Lienberger, wrote a fabulous book titled “Option of Urbanism” a couple of years ago. One of the items I was stunned to learn is that GM designed and presented their vision of a future metropolis – centered around cars. Some sixty years later, many […]

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Now this is my kind of apartment

Todd Clarke @ August 19, 2009 # Comments Off on Now this is my kind of apartment

from the Cool Hunter website comes a possible design for a new W hotel… The website features several perspectives and layouts on this apartment, which looks like a cross between BladeRunner and Space 1999. Hey – who is that in my shower?

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From one extreme to another in housing

Todd Clarke @ June 23, 2009 # Comments Off on From one extreme to another in housing

[/caption] Having visisted Graceland right before driving to Asheville, NC to see the Biltmore Estate, it was very clear this house was and still commands the status of an “estate”. And I must admit that as a destination/tourist magnet, the property is one of the best run venues I’ve been to – on part with […]

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Changes in real estate

Todd Clarke @ June 21, 2009 # Comments Off on Changes in real estate

Our family was at Elvis former mansion and last resting place this week, Graceland , and I was struck by the fact that housing has changed a lot since Elvis’s hey day. In 1970 the average house size was 1,100 sf. Today it’s over 2,200 sf. Elvis’s big amenities were 3 TV’s, and a hundred […]

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How to maximize space

Todd Clarke @ January 16, 2009 # Comments Off on How to maximize space

The New York Times has an article about a Hong Kong born/based architect who has maximized his 344 square foot studio apartment. Gary Chang has lived in this apartment for the last 32 years and recently spent over $200,000 improving it to by creating 24 different floorplans, uses and spaces. He does this with moving […]

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If it has a garage, is it real estate?

Todd Clarke @ December 22, 2008 # Comments Off on If it has a garage, is it real estate?

There is often a fine line between real estate and personal property. Manufactured homes are often considerd personal property, unless they are affixed to the ground, wheels removed, and the appear to be even more like real esate if a garage is added. So what happens when you add a garage to a mobile home […]

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FAA approves Upham, NM for a space port…

Todd Clarke @ December 20, 2008 # Comments Off on FAA approves Upham, NM for a space port…

The old adage about location, location, location certainly applies to Upham, NM. Whats that you say? Where the H-E, double hockey sticks is Uphan? As a native NM who was born not too far from there, I’m afraid to tell you I didn’t know where Upham was until a couple of years ago when the […]

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