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Friday, May 11, 2018

Universities like Harvard and Yale are real estate titans, too.

Universities like Harvard and Yale are real estate titans, too.: You don’t need to drop out of Harvard and move to the West Coast to start a company anymore. You can cross the Charles River to the i-Lab, a 30,000-square-foot incubator for undergraduates that the university founded in 2011. Tech office style prevails in this building behind the vaunted Harvard Business School: open floor, whiteboards, a ping-pong table. In the da Vinci room, students can use machine tools. The mission: “unlocking unrealized value that can have a deep impact on markets, on the world, and on the individuals who walk through these doors.” Or, in plain English, helping undergrads start companies. Across the street is another innovation lab, with a focus on life sciences, open to graduate students and alumni.

North Korea border town becomes China's new hot property market, Real Estate - THE BUSINESS TIMES

North Korea border town becomes China's new hot property market, Real Estate - THE BUSINESS TIMES: A NORTH Korea border town has suddenly become China's new hot property market, as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's embrace of peace sparks a buying frenzy.

New home sales in Dandong, which sits across the Yalu River from North Korea and is the center of trade between the two countries, surged to an eight-year high of 320,000 square metres in March, when US President Donald Trump announced he would have an unprecedented summit with Mr Kim, who then made a surprise visit to Beijing.

As seen on TV: Home makeover shows have totally upended homeowners’ expectations - The Washington Post

As seen on TV: Home makeover shows have totally upended homeowners’ expectations - The Washington Post: When Kuangchi Chang and her husband, Robert Peterson, were planning a kitchen renovation in 2015, they drew on a lot of professional help. And we’re not talking only about the contractors who transformed the den and sun porch of their 1970s Colonial into a sleek white-and-gray cucina. Chang, a confessed HGTV fanatic, watched countless episodes of rehab shows such as “Property Brothers,” “Love it Or List It” and “Flip or Flop” to get ideas.

Warren Buffett says real estate agents are 'honourable' and still make money | afr.com

Warren Buffett says real estate agents are 'honourable' and still make money | afr.com: Warren Buffett has a message for people who think real estate agents are spivs who earn too much commission: you're wrong.

Speaking at the annual Berkshire Hathaway�shareholders meeting in�Omaha, Nebraska, Mr Buffett, whose company has invested in a real estate agency business, was asked whether there should be�pressure on agency commissions.