The Toronto Real Estate Board prevented competition and stifled digital innovation by prohibiting its realtor members from posting sales data on their websites, the Competition Tribunal says in a decision that could have reverberations throughout the country.
According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s latest monthly complaint report, the CFPB has handled approximately 223,100 mortgage complaints since July 21, 2011, making mortgage the second most-complained-about product after debt collection, representing 26% of total complaints.
Every year, the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment scours the country for the best new green buildings—which, as they point out in a new report, can be built for the same amount or even less than standard architecture. They just happen to be much better at saving energy and water—and nicer to work inside, thanks to better light, materials, and cleaner air. Here are the 10 that won this year.
Zillow Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: Z and ZG), which houses a portfolio of the largest and most vibrant real estate and home-related brands on mobile and Web, today announced Dan Spaulding has joined the company in the new position of Vice President of People and Culture. Spaulding oversees all aspects of the company's human resources, recruiting and learning & development teams. He reports to Zillow Group COO Amy Bohutinsky.
Retsly, a software company that collects and normalizes real estate data from multiple listing services (MLSs) and from more than 3,000 counties, today announced "Retsly Connect", a new service that enables software developers to create front-end software that brokers can use in conjunction with the listings management software provided by their MLS. Retsly is owned by Zillow Group.
The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, climbed 1.4 percent to 110.5 in March from an downwardly revised 109.0 in February and is now 1.4 percent above March 2015 (109.0). After last month’s slight gain, the index has increased year-over-year for 19 consecutive months and is at its highest reading since May 2015 (111.0).
To determine which markets are best for those looking to buy their first home, Zillow looked for places where it's more affordable to make a monthly mortgage payment than a monthly rental paymenti. Zillow also looked at median home values and competition, including how many homes the first-time buyer has to choose from and whether they are likely to be up against all-cash offers.
Instead of roads, the neighborhood will have sidewalks that connect with paths in a surrounding park. "Essentially the project recreates the park experience on a residential scale, and removing the road allows the park to permeate throughout the site unrestricted," says Johannes Pilz, one of the architects from the design firm MVRDV, which worked on the development for Tr
The National Home Price Index, covering all nine U.S. census divisions, increased 5.3% annually in February, unchanged from the previous month, breaking a 10-month streak where the year-over-year figure increased over the previous month, the latest S&P/Case-Shiller report found.
Sea-based wind farms are becoming a common sight in many parts of the world, but why not floating solar power stations? Engineers at the Vienna University of Technology foresee a future where platforms 100 m (330 ft) long and covered with solar panels float on even heavy seas thanks to a new floatation system called Heliofloat.
Today at the Dropbox Open conference in London, the company announced Project Infinite with the goal of giving business customers local access to files no matter where they live — in the cloud, on network drives or local drives.
Consumers may still not quite understand the appeal of the IoT, but the bean counters sure do. Which is why Helium might be a sign of what's to come. In the future, you might not have to pay to make your home into a smart home. Your insurance company might just subsidize it
H.R. 2901 would change this by clarifying that private flood insurance that meets state law provides continuous coverage. If the bill becomes law, property owners could move seamlessly between the NFIP and private insurance markets without the risk of arbitrary rate increases.
Property taxes vary state to state, and include the total taxes paid to several different agencies, which can include the county, village and school districts. Due to these variances, estimating a property tax can be challenging at times.
Singh brings more than 25 years of experience focused on data mining, research and analytics at world class technology companies, including Intuit, HP, Hitachi, Ltd. and IBM. At Move, he will report to Suhail Ansari, the company's chief technology officer.
As this chart from Statista shows, all of that growth has come from a single source: mobile advertising. Facebook is perfectly positioned for the shift to mobile — more than 1.5 billion people check Facebook on their phones at least once a month and nearly 900 million check Facebook only on their phones
Nature and humankind are both great artists, and when they join forces, amazing masterpieces can be produced. Today Bright Side has collected for you works in which the combined efforts of mother nature and photographic artists have captured magic moments showing the wondrous diversity of modern life and the natural world.
Lambros will report to Jason Allnutt, General Manager of Ten-X’s residential division. She will lead all marketing and branding efforts for the newly launched Ten-X Homes, a transaction platform that empowers consumers to do everything involved in the process of buying or selling a home entirely online—and Auction.com, the company’s online marketplace exclusively focused on the sale of residential bank-owned and foreclosure properties.
HomeASAP LLC (Formerly, N-Play RE LLC), announced that it has appointed Tim Hamby as Director of Corporate Communications. Hamby will be responsible for orchestrating the company's internal and external communications, helping drive brand awareness and keeping stakeholders accurately informed of company developments.
After a long winter of strengthening home prices, the latest S&P/Case-Shiller Report showed some hints of smaller monthly gains. Thirteen of the 20 cities had smaller year-over-year increases in February; in January only nine saw year-over-year numbers drop.
Despite the meteoric growth of renewable energy, it's still a small slice of the world's electricity. A new map shows exactly how small: Flick off the switches for power coming from fossil fuels or nuclear plants, and most of the globe goes dark.
Pending home sales decreased in March by 1.7% from 138 sales in March 2015 to 135.6 sales this March, based on signed contracts, according to the report. Monthly, however, pending homes sales rose 12.7% from February’s 120.3 sales. After adjusting pending sales for typical seasonal patterns, however, they actually declined by 1% from February to March.
Shipping a full truckload from L.A. to New York costs around $4,500 today, with labor representing 75 percent of that cost. But those labor savings aren’t the only gains to be had from the adoption of driverless trucks.
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