Colonial towns such as Jamestown, Philadelphia and Charleston have been crafting the foundation of America since the 16th century. Marcus Hiles, CEO of Western Rim Property Services, comments that planned communities are not only valuable to occupants, but also important to the country’s real estate market. The Dallas real estate investor has been making remarkable properties for over thirty years and has observed directly the reforming impact they’ve had on Texas’ dwellers and economy.
Trends in architecture have moved to hot outdoor designs that claim to have low maintenance and high style. Marcus Hiles has witnessed the rise in demand for open-air spaces that are sustainable and decrease costs. Ecological, conservation-minded choices such as rainwater/graywater harvesting and permeable pavement are leading the way. Using a rooftop collection structure, rainwater harvesting sends moisture from the air for storage in a well to be treated and reused on-site; graywater takes previously used home wastewater and redirects it for rest rooms and non-drinking purposes, decreasing the need for fresh water and dropping the amount of purification. A different apparently novel idea for environmentally minded construction, permeable paving, actually goes back thousands of years to the time when people first made roads by putting stones in beds over the ground. The method allows the rain to pass through small openings between four layers of filtration (paving material, gravel, fabric, sand) before becoming absorbed by the earth below. Its benefits include lowering runoff and pollution, controlling the flow of storm water to gutters and drains, replenishing local groundwater supplies and providing a skid resistant surface for walkways, patios and driveways; their many attractive patterns often incorporate crushed stone, brick, and recycled concrete.
The housing sector is the foremost contributor in a person’s carbon footprint very often because of an unwarranted use in gas, electricity, water and waste disposal. Marcus Hiles, Chairman and CEO of Western Rim Property Services, revealed recently the many steps his firm takes to provide environmentally friendly and energy-efficient homes, and the techniques tenants can follow at home to further this. For a regular US citizen, heating and cooling adds up to almost 50% of carbon emissions. To lower these, each Western Rim property uses three basic methods: effective insulation, Energy Star rated systems, and programmable thermostats with contemporary options to set different temperatures for certain rooms. More weather stripping and the blocking of draughts will definitely offer a higher protection from the elements, and raise a home’s ability to maintain a steady climate. Using the thermostat to split rooms into warmer or cooler zones and avoiding usage when away will create higher savings.
Before visionary real estate developer Marcus Hiles’ made his entry in the Dallas real estate market, there was a definite gap in the market for luxury rentals at affordable prices. Almost three decades ago, Texas was witnessing a sudden surge in housing sales, leaving hopeful homebuyers with limited options to choose from- moreover, the existing available options were selling at over-inflated values. Hiles saw the disparity as an opportunity to answer a unseen demand, and the outcome was the founding of Western Rim Property Services in 1990. He began building homes that were needed to better the Dallas rental scenario, but his unique concept of offering luxury townhomes, homes and apartments to working class people in Texas transformed the landscape in Dallas for the better solely.
During the summer months and generally throughout the year, Texas residents need to employ different energy saving techniques in order to relieve the pressure on their household budget. Marcus Hiles comes to the rescue with four simple but yet so efficient strategies. Being a real estate developer for around three decades, Hiles is aware that old windows, casements, transoms and sliders are nice-looking but having modern windows cuts down heat losses by 75% by preventing air and energy leakage. More about this on http://media.mwnewsroom.com/Dallas-Morning-News/-2063905
Marcus Hiles is a renowned Dallas-based businessman and a real estate developer. However, that’s just one side of his life story. He had to work hard to get where he is now and doesn’t forget that there are less fortunate children whose education level depends on generous wealthy people. That’s why he donated more than $100,000 in brand new DELL computers in order to provide a better education for those children. Being a graduate of Pepperdine and Rice Universities Hiles is aware of the importance of education and tries to help in every way he can. Read more about this on http://media.mwnewsroom.com/Dallas-Morning-News/-2057891
The number of renters in the U.S. is growing at a pace of more than 500,000 every twelve months, with no signs of abating. Texas real estate entrepreneur Marcus Hiles anticipated the increased demand for upscale rentals, which is why his Estates brand delivers premium properties to those in the Lone Star State. “Renters are eager to embrace luxury living at affordable prices,” points out Hiles, Chairman and CEO of Western Rim Property Services. “Our five Estates communities offer signature amenities designed to appeal to singles, couples, and families who have chosen the rental lifestyle.” Just north of Dallas in the suburb of Aubrey, The Estates 3Eighty highlights one- to four-bedroom apartment plans that feature vaulted ceilings, bay windows, chic granite countertops, and spacious rooms. The community’s residents can be found at the on-site Starbucks Wi-Fi café, the private off-leash dog park, or working on one of the state of the art computers in the business center. “Our intention was to create the best of both worlds,” Marcus Hiles explains, “an exclusive lakeside escape that’s a stone’s throw away from vibrant nightlife and a thriving arts community.”
In Texas, everything is larger, including the market for upscale living. Chairman and CEO of Western Rim Property Services Marcus Hiles notes that virtually all new rental communities built in the Lone Star State are luxurious, creating increasing chances for renters to enjoy a lavish lifestyle. “An increasing number of singles, families, empty nesters, and retirees are finding contentment through renting,” Hiles points out. “Across the U.S. the number of renters is anticipated to grow by a half million each year through 2023.”
Throughout the United States, real estate markets witnessed a small, yet steady spike in mortgage rates in 2016, with a big increase transpiring towards the end of the year. Texas real estate developer Marcus Hiles notes that in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, there was a 12 percent rise in home prices over the past year alone — the third biggest jump in the country. Although higher interest rates and home values remain manageable for some, many potential buyers now find themselves unable to afford a home within a housing market that was already struggling to meet home ownership demands prior to the rate and property value increases. Hiles, CEO of Western Rim Property Services, offers a practical solution — upscale rental units managed by his company, offering luxurious homes at an affordable cost that remains unaffected by variances in housing price trends.
Marcus Hiles has always been a proponent of renters and homeowners installing the latest ENERGY STAR rated appliances. Since 1992, The Environmental Protection Agency’s voluntary ENERGY STAR program has influenced thousands of consumers, and reduced utility bills by more than $31 billion. Hiles noted that, compared to older equipment, ENERGY STAR rated equipment can reduce electric use by 50%.