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Friday, May 31, 2019

The Racist Origins of San Francisco’s Housing Crisis | The New Republic

The Racist Origins of San Francisco’s Housing Crisis | The New Republic: For decades, the city used strict zoning laws to target the poor and people of color. Today, liberal NIMBYs are fighting to preserve them.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Real Estate Earnings Recap: Housing REITs Lead Recovery | Seeking Alpha

Real Estate Earnings Recap: Housing REITs Lead Recovery | Seeking Alpha: Following several years of floundering stock price performance, REITs have outperformed in 2019, boosted by receding interest rates and strengthening property-l

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

U.S. existing home sales fall for second straight month - Reuters

U.S. existing home sales fall for second straight month - Reuters: U.S. home sales fell for a second straight month in April amid weakness in the lower-priced segment of the market, which is suffering from an acute shortage of properties.

Monday, May 20, 2019

The 9 biggest mistakes people make when they try to sell their homes - Business Insider

The 9 biggest mistakes people make when they try to sell their homes - Business Insider: We asked real-estate agents about the mistakes people make when trying to sell their homes. The most common mistake is overpricing a home.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Home sales are held up; Baltimore ransomware attack cripples systems vital to real estate deals - Baltimore Sun

Home sales are held up; Baltimore ransomware attack cripples systems vital to real estate deals - Baltimore Sun: People buying homes rely on the city to verify that properties are free of liens and to complete the recording of new deeds. Title companies also use information from the city to calculate outstanding water bills. Those processes have been disrupted by the hack, according to real estate agents and a bulletin from a title insurance company.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

17 real-estate agents reveal the worst parts of their jobs - Business Insider

17 real-estate agents reveal the worst parts of their jobs - Business Insider: Business Insider asked real-estate agents about the worst parts of their jobs. Several agents said it was managing clients' unrealistic expectations.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Trump's tax overhaul is taking a toll on Hamptons real-estate market - Business Insider

Trump's tax overhaul is taking a toll on Hamptons real-estate market - Business Insider: Home prices are plummeting in the Hamptons, the vacation destination of NYC's wealthy elite. Trump's 2016 federal tax reform makes it more expensive to own luxury homes.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Does Commercial Real Estate Have An Augmented Reality Problem?

Does Commercial Real Estate Have An Augmented Reality Problem?: While Augmented Reality, or AR, has mostly been focused on retail brands, commercial real estate owners will also need to pay attention to this disruptive technology. Whether it is for profit or protection, owners will need to develop a set of guidelines on how AR will be used at their properties.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Google's Roshan Corsiglia is a Woman of Influence for 2019 - Silicon Valley Business Journal

Google's Roshan Corsiglia is a Woman of Influence for 2019 - Silicon Valley Business Journal: Roshan Corsiglia pushing herself is nothing new, as the daughter or Iranian immigrants also trained for the 2004 and 2008 Olympic trials as a sprint freestyle swimmer and continues to swim regularly.

Monday, May 13, 2019

How to lower your monthly mortgage payment without refinancing

How to lower your monthly mortgage payment without refinancing: Your mortgage is probably one of the biggest bills you pay every month. Most people lock in their interest rate and monthly payment for 15 or 30 years.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Microsoft announces new Bing Maps SDK for iOS, Android and Mixed-Reality apps - MSPoweruser

Microsoft announces new Bing Maps SDK for iOS, Android and Mixed-Reality apps - MSPoweruser: @pradeepviswav
May 6, 2019 at 16:34 GMT

At Build 2019, Microsoft today made three new announcements related to Bing Maps platform for developers.

First, Microsoft is releasing a brand-new Bing Maps SDK for iOS and Android platforms that will allow developers to write mapping applications. This new SDK features new controls powered by a full-vector 3-D map engine with a number of standard mapping capabilities running with native performance.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Young real estate flippers get their first taste of losing

Young real estate flippers get their first taste of losing: After piling in when the market was hot, investors are facing losses from homes that take too long to sell.

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Redfin looks to disrupt real estate again with new program letting homebuyers make direct offers online without an agent – GeekWire

Redfin looks to disrupt real estate again with new program letting homebuyers make direct offers online without an agent – GeekWire: Redfin quietly launched a new feature that lets homebuyers without an agent make offers on homes directly through its website, bringing back an initiative the company first tried more than a decade ago.

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Real Estate’s Latest Bid: Zillow Wants to Buy Your House - The New York Times

Real Estate’s Latest Bid: Zillow Wants to Buy Your House - The New York Times: Offering “instant buying” to home sellers, companies like Zillow and Opendoor are bringing liquidity to the housing market. Critics fear they will also bring risk.

Monday, May 06, 2019

Banks tighten standards on commercial real estate, credit card loans - Reuters

Banks tighten standards on commercial real estate, credit card loans - Reuters: U.S. banks tightened standards on commercial real estate loans and on credit card borrowing during the first quarter, according to a survey of bank officers published on Monday.

Sunday, May 05, 2019

Longest-running housing discrimination case outlives judge - ABC News

Longest-running housing discrimination case outlives judge - ABC News: Get breaking national and world news, broadcast video coverage, and exclusive interviews. Find the top news online at ABC news.

Friday, May 03, 2019

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Real estate market: How to buy a home this spring

Real estate market: How to buy a home this spring: First-time homebuyer Rachael Waldburger started her search for a house in March with the hope she and her husband would quickly find a property that met their goals. Nothing fancy, just a home in good shape with three bedrooms and a couple of acres of land, the Wisconsin middle-school teacher said.

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Downsizing strategies for seniors: No stress required, Realtor says

Downsizing strategies for seniors: No stress required, Realtor says: The first stress-reducing advice Becky Ivins offers senior sellers, or family members working with them, is to make a plan.