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Marilyn Wilson Becomes Trustee of the National Small Business Association

Marilyn Wilson Becomes Trustee of the National Small Business Association | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

WAV Group is excited to announce that founding partner, Marilyn Wilson has joined the Board of Trustees for the National Small Business Association (NSBA).  In its rich, 75-year history, NSBA has made significant strides in advocating for small businesses. From its humble beginnings under founder DeWitt Emery, a small-business owner who aimed simply to make a difference, to today with the broad, national presence as the leading small-business advocacy group, NSBA fights daily for Mr. Emery’s mission to make a difference for America’s small businesses.

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Goodbye golf course, hello olive groves! New Palm Springs enclave to become an ‘agri-hood’

Goodbye golf course, hello olive groves! New Palm Springs enclave to become an ‘agri-hood’ | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The 300-acre sustainable community, named Miralon, is planned as one of the nation’s largest agricultural neighborhoods, or “agri-hoods,” where new homes crop up around community farms.
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September National Showing Index Shows 7.3% Year-Over-Year Increase

September National Showing Index Shows 7.3% Year-Over-Year Increase | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Home showings on the national level increased 7.3 percent year over year in September, according to the September 2017 ShowingTime Showing IndexTM.
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Bird Nest hotel sleeps Kenyan safari-goers above the treetops

Bird Nest hotel sleeps Kenyan safari-goers above the treetops | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Visitors to one of Kenya's premier safari destinations can take up a luxurious new vantage point for the country's famous wildlife. The Nay Palad Bird Nest Hotel nestles its guests amongst the treetops, with views of the surrounding savannah in all directions.
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The Reaper Botnet Has Already Infected a Million Networks

The Reaper Botnet Has Already Infected a Million Networks | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Reaper has shown no signs of any DDoS activity yet, Qihoo 360 and Check Point note. But the malware includes a Lua-based software platform that allows new code modules to be downloaded to infected machines. That means that it could shift its tactics at any time to start weaponizing its hijacked routers and cameras.
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Google's machine learning software has learned to replicate itself

Google's machine learning software has learned to replicate itself | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Now, Google has announced that AutoML has beaten the human AI engineers at their own game by building machine-learning software that’s more efficient and powerful than the best human-designed systems.
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Hesitant Homeowners and Hurricanes Hit Housing Market

Hesitant Homeowners and Hurricanes Hit Housing Market | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
"Existing homeowners reluctant to sell and hurricane-related disruption are dampening existing-home sales."
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Rental listing service reports Baby Boomers leaving homeownership in droves

Rental listing service reports Baby Boomers leaving homeownership in droves | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
As it turns out, Baby Boomers are entering the renter market in droves. The latest trend in renting is seniors aged 55 or older, highly educated and with no children living at home. In other words, empty nesters.
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Striking contemporary passive house hides underground in the Cotswolds

Striking contemporary passive house hides underground in the Cotswolds | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Dug into the hill and invisible from the surrounding countryside, the contemporary home was designed to Passivhaus standards, resulting in a 90 percent reduction in carbon emissions compared to that of an average home.
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The Best Cupcake in All 50 States

The Best Cupcake in All 50 States | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Twelve years after the advent of the cupcake-only bakery (the California-launched chain Sprinkles is credited with opening the first in 2005), there are a lot of options. We rounded up 50 of the best decadent desserts across the country. So go out, have your (cup)cake—and eat it, too.
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Take a peek at Australia's open-air exhibition Sculpture by the Sea

Take a peek at Australia's open-air exhibition Sculpture by the Sea | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Every year, the two-kilometre coastal walk from Sydney's Bondi Beach to Tamarama becomes an open-air gallery for the celebrated Sculpture by the Sea exhibition, with selected artists invited to install sculptural works along the shoreline for three weeks in spring.
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NAR - Existing-Home Sales Inch 0.7 Percent Higher in September

NAR - Existing-Home Sales Inch 0.7 Percent Higher in September | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Total existing-home sales1, https://www.nar.realtor/existing-home-sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, rose 0.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.39 million in September from 5.35 million in August. Last month's sales pace is 1.5 percent below a year ago and is the second slowest over the past year (behind August).
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Climate Change and Homes: Who Would Lose the Most to a Rising Tide?

Climate Change and Homes: Who Would Lose the Most to a Rising Tide? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
While the damage caused by recent hurricanes is a devastating reminder of how quickly the weather can undo people’s lives and destroy their homes, the potential for damage from a slower-moving phenomenon could be even more destructive: Rising sea levels.
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Explore the World of Shipping Container Design With a New Architectural Book

Explore the World of Shipping Container Design With a New Architectural Book | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Featuring built, unbuilt, and in-progress projects, the new monograph on architectural studio LOT-EK offers an in-depth look at their process of turning shipping containers into incredible, usable spaces.
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Americans have more debt than ever — and it's creating an economic trap

Americans have more debt than ever — and it's creating an economic trap | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
As of June, US households were more than half a trillion dollars deeper in debt than they were a year earlier, according to the latest figures from the Federal Reserve. Total household debt now totals $12.84 trillion — also, incidentally, about two-thirds of gross domestic product.
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Project Loon's internet balloons fire up over Puerto Rico

Project Loon's internet balloons fire up over Puerto Rico | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
When Hurricanes Maria and Irma tore through Puerto Rico last month, Alphabet's X lab was quick to answer the call, gaining approval to launch its Project Loon balloons over the storm-ravaged island to provide residents with emergency internet service.
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Corn Walls And Rice Bricks: Tomorrow’s Cities Will Be Built From Crops 

Corn Walls And Rice Bricks: Tomorrow’s Cities Will Be Built From Crops  | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Today, pineapple, potatoes, mushrooms, corn, oranges, and bananas are staples of the produce aisle. Tomorrow, they might be the backbones of our cities, according to a new report from Arup.
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Daimler demos self-driving snowplows

Daimler demos self-driving snowplows | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
As autonomous vehicle technology advances,​ their designers are exploring new ways to exploit them. Daimler has been developing heavy-duty applications for self-driving vehicles for a while, and its most recent take is particularly practical – airport snowplows.
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Google Wants to Give Your Computer a Personality

Google Wants to Give Your Computer a Personality | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
"At the very simplest level," says Lilian Rincon, director of product management for Assistant, "it's, Can I just talk to Google like I'm talking to you right now?"
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NAR invests in Notarize to help push for more mortgage eClosings

NAR invests in Notarize to help push for more mortgage eClosings | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Compared to the previous option that required either some in-person contact or a notary to eSign closing documents via a shared tablet, the company’s solution uses a secure video technology that is custom built to enable a borrower to connect with a notary much like you would with Skype or FaceTime.
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A different view every week: The self-elevating, off-grid, luxury floating home

A different view every week: The self-elevating, off-grid, luxury floating home | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Florida-based company Arkup has floated the concept of an off-grid, liveable luxury yacht. Powered by 30 kW of solar and twin electric thrusters, these high-class, ultra modern double decker units have hydraulic legs capable of stabilizing and lifting them out of the water.
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Haptic unveils domed aquarium for former airport site in Oslo

Haptic unveils domed aquarium for former airport site in Oslo | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Located in Bærum, a municipality of on the outskirts of the Norwegian capital, the New Aquarium will form part of a wider waterfront trans
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These Four Speaking Habits Are Ruining Your Authenticity | Fast Company

These Four Speaking Habits Are Ruining Your Authenticity | Fast Company | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
It’s easier than you might think to project inauthenticity, especially if you’re nervous. Staying vigilant about these four bad habits can help you prevent that.
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Realtor.com® Names 2017's Hottest ZIP Codes in America

Realtor.com® Names 2017's Hottest ZIP Codes in America | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
For the second year in a row, Watauga (76148) leads the list, followed by Livonia (48154); Kentwood (49548); Medford, Mass., (02155); Littleton, Colo. (80123); Castro Valley, Calif., (94546); Colorado Springs, Colo., (80922); Overland Park, Kan., (66210); Mira Mesa, Calif. (92126), and Hilliard, Ohio (43026).
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September home sales and price report

September home sales and price report | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The September sales figure was up 2.2 percent from the 427,630 level in August and up 1.7 percent compared with home sales in September 2016 of a revised 429,760. While year-to-date sales are running 2.6 percent ahead of last year’s pace, that margin has been eroding since the first quarter.
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The world's first floating wind farm started generating energy today – here's how it was constructed

The world's first floating wind farm started generating energy today – here's how it was constructed | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The wind farm is expected to generate enough power for 20,000 households at full capacity according to Statoil, the Norwegian state energy company behind the project.
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