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Sunday, May 06, 2018

Vancouver residents embrace ‘collective housing’ in face of real-estate woes | The Star

Vancouver residents embrace ‘collective housing’ in face of real-estate woes | The Star: In a city known for soaring real estate prices and low vacancies, some people in Vancouver are finding innovative ways of blending their housing and social needs.

One option is called collective housing, where several people live together not only to share a space, but to create a community where resources and work are shared as well.

St. Paul real estate veteran plays key role in development of Homesnap - StarTribune.com

St. Paul real estate veteran plays key role in development of Homesnap - StarTribune.com: Homesnap.com went live last year with real-time property listings, a direct link to a listing agent and not a stitch of advertising.

The site is the real estate industry’s answer to the countless third-party property listing sites that have become influential in the sale of homes. Years in the making, a key player in its inception and launch is St. Paul-based John Mosey, longtime president of Twin Cities-based Northstar MLS.

“There was this grand notion that the industry could tap its resources to go head to head with the Zillows, Trulias and Realtor.coms of our world,” Mosey said.