Developing new projects in land-locked urban centers and dense outlying communities is on the rise, but it is in the form of adaptive reuse and infill development. Both concepts offer opportunities for development in areas where space is limited.
Infill construction is one method of redeveloping obsolete or underutilized land that is helping to revitalize urban communities. Infill breathes new life into empty buildings, vacant parking lots and unused parcels
One trend that has emerged to address this crisis is urban infill housing. Infill is the planning term for rededicating land in an urban environment. Although sometimes this land is used for open space, the reuse of the land can be developed for new construction also.
One hot issue that San Diegans will be watching in 2019 is the continued discussion of how to resolve the debate of short-term versus long-term rentals.
The rising cost of materials, the use of technology to manage projects and sustainability continue to be realities in 2019.
Smart technology is changing more than how we live at home it is changing our work place, too. Designing smart buildings helps to improve efficiencies, such as optimizing building operations, which leads to controlling costs.
Smart home technology is growing by leaps and bounds. From home video surveillance cameras to thermostats that can be controlled from your cell phone and smart refrigerators that display the family calendar, these technology forward IoT devices are here to stay.
The concept of the office break room has evolved from a space to grab a cup of coffee or microwave lunch to a place to socialize, relax and even work.
Construction projects are fluid – any number of issues can arise. Cost overruns. Delays in a product’s delivery. Miscommunication.
For some projects a detailed preconstruction plan is the best way to provide owners with a formal approach that includes preliminary planning and engineering to define the project, identify potential problems and analyze the costs.
With the number of Millennials in the workplace growing quickly, this segment is redefining how work space is designed.
Today’s green building industry is big business. Green and sustainable construction has evolved considerably since the movement began more than 20 years ago.
As neighborhoods evolve and urban infill projects alter the landscape and the dynamic of an area, older or struggling areas can be revitalized.
You’ve decided that making an investment in real estate is the right choice for you. Maybe you already have the perfect location chosen, or you know the property or project that you want.
It may be difficult to tell when and how to invest your money, especially if you don’t have equity to throw around. And of course, many people still have bad memories of the crisis in 2007. So why would now be the time to invest in real estate?
The new year is the great time to think about starting that project you’ve been mulling over, or maybe are in the early planning stages on your way to actualizing.
We at Murfey Company have pushed to become 100% cloud-based, which we believe is going to be the way of the future for construction companies.
Urban development is rethinking not only housing but the entire way we live. With a focus on making urban centers actual centers of residents’ lives, not only is the city center becoming a great place to live, it’s becoming the ideal spot to set up business. However, urban redevelopment isn’t some...
Last month, we talked about our excitement over our real estate development and investment division, and the possibilities it opens up for creating new, unique properties and use of space in San Die
At Murfey Company, we have been dedicated to the improvement of San Diego through innovative design and quality construction, and we believe in making a lasting investment in our communities.
Some of these may seem minor (or even obvious), but experience has shown that these luxury home build Don’ts can turn the experience of building your dream house into a nightmare.
We at Murfey Company get excited about the many ways to add character to a luxury home, especially the many types of water features.
The early arrival of summer and the impending Memorial Day weekend remind us that living in Southern California is a perpetual celebration of the great outdoors.
Commonly known as the granny flat, an ADU is a worthwhile investment to your luxury home even if you don’t plan to use it as an income property or to stash visiting or extended-stay relatives.
Last fall, California passed new legislation to make it easier for San Diego homeowners to build accessory dwelling units on their property. In large part, this is a response to the housing crisis and is a way to give San Diego homeowners more control over what they do with their property. This...
In San Diego, we normally don’t have to worry about winter weather. Our pipes aren’t going to freeze, and we aren’t going to spend our mornings shoveling driveways. But with weather forecasters all over Southern California predicting an El Niño winter, and a big one at that, it’s important that...
Just because San Diego doesn’t have three months of snowstorms or a hurricane season, doesn’t mean that there aren’t particular times of year that are better, or worse, for planning your remodel project. And in many cases, picking that optimal time can go a long way in saving you time and money....
By Scott Murfey
By Scott Murfey Whenever you decide to add on to or remodel a part of your home, you’re increasing your quality of life and your property’s value, but many times those projects end up costing two to three times what you anticipated. Last month, I focused on the importance of creating a budget when...
By Scott Murfey If you’ve ever embarked on a project as big as building your dream home from the ground up or as small as repainting a couple of rooms, you certainly know how fast the cost of a home project can spiral out of control. And while remodels are a great way to improve your quality of...