Total existing-home sales1, which are completed transactions that include single–family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co–ops, declined 3.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.04 million in April from an upwardly revised 5.21 million in March. Despite the monthly decline, sales have increased year–over–year for seven consecutive months and are still 6.1 percent above a year ago.
Foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were reported on 125,875 U.S. properties in April of 2015, up 3% from the previous month and up 9% from a year ago, an 18-month high, according to the April foreclosure report from RealtyTrac.
By next year, if you walk in a restaurant or gas station in Copenhagen, you might no longer be able to pay with cash. The Danish government is considering allowing some stores to stop taking paper money.
"The submissions we received for this year's competition raised the bar on the caliber of solutions that have the potential to make a significant difference in the residential real estate industry," said Alex Perriello, president and chief executive officer, Realogy Franchise Group. "We are proud to host this unique forum where emerging technology companies are able to demonstrate the impact of their ingenuity."
Data through April 2015, released today by S&P Dow Jones Indices and Experian for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices, a comprehensive measure of changes in consumer credit defaults, continued its downward trend in default rates. The composite index posted a historical low of 0.97% in April, a decrease of eight basis points, and its lowest level since July 2014.
Permits for residential construction hit a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,143,000 units, according to data from the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. That’s up 10.1% from March’s pace of 1,038,000 units, and well above analysts’ forecast of 1.06 million units. It’s also an increase of 6.4% from April of 2014 and the highest rate since 2007.
n a bid to attract more tourists to the region, Hunan Province in China has commissioned the architectural firm of Haim Dotan to produce a completely transparent glass bridge spanning 370 m (1,214 ft) across the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon. Dizzyingly high at about 400 m (1,312 ft) above the canyon floor, the span is claimed to be capable of holding up to 800 people at a time.
Twitter has unveiled a partnership with Google, allowing U.S. users to see relevant tweets in Google search results within the Google app and on the mobile Web. A similar integration for desktop search results is coming soon, along with an international version.
inancing for investors making acquisitions through online real estate marketplace Auction.com just got a lot easier. Auction.com L.L.C. has introduced its new Commercial Real Estate Financing Portal, allowing investors to apply for financing in a quick and convenient process on the website.
Today, Quill Realty announces that it will be leaving the Northwest Multiple Listing Service. This will allow Quill to sell homes while charging owners only its own, single broker commission of 1%. So home owners will soon be able to sell their houses using the services of a fully licensed REALTOR™ for far less than the 3% to 6% of the MLS.
Upstream is not a broker data sharing solution. Each broker will only see and manage its own data. They have no access to any other broker’s data. Upstream would not make decisions about the real estate data it holds. Upstream has completed their RFP process and is working directly with selected vendors for the technology components. Upstream has developed governance that allows small, midsized, and large firms with representation on the Board of Managers. Participating firms will elect their representatives after the participants are divided into these three groups by the number of data sets they store in Upstream.
Vision is our dominant sense. While other animals rely more on hearing and smell, we humans are sight-driven creatures. This fact has major implications for interaction design. It means that every visual decision you make for your product will have an enormous impact on the interaction, even if only subconsciously on the part of the user.
The fast food chain's Tray Typers are Bluetooth keyboards installed into food trays, which sync with customers' smartphones and tablets. The campaign only ran for a week in restaurants in Germany; KFC handed one out with each order during the opening week of new restaurants. Sadly, though, you won't be seeing them in U.S. locations.
One of the fastest growing arenas for patents over the past decade has been 3D printing, making it a likely target for those trolls.
"For most trolls, the goal is not to actually go into litigation. The goal is to get a quick settlement," said Paven Malhotra, an intellectual property (IP) attorney with Keker & Van Nest LLP, whose clients include Intel, Comcast and Google and is based in San Francisco.
Many frustrated shareholders in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac want the mortgage finance giants released from federal control, so they can reap the profits of their investments. But that might not be so great for the mortgage industry, according to a new study.
Black Knight Financial Services (pending BKFS) is off to a powerful start after the pricing of its initial public offering of 18 million shares of Class A common stock at a price to the public of $24.50 per share — it’s already moved above $26.25 in early action.
How did publishers get to this place? The answer seems to be the desire for short-term money and a follow-the-crowd mentality. Take the recent content recommendation deal Time Inc. signed with Outbrain. I’m a long-time fan of Time magazine, and read it both online and in print. Now Time.com, as influential as it is, is lending its reputation to a third-party company by promoting and recommending lesser-known sites like Lonny Magazine and Brainjet to its trusting audience.
Initially, the partnership will focus on commercial properties - multi-family units, hotels, retail and office buildings - listed for sale on Auction.com. But given the high level of interest in US residential properties from Chinese buyers, residential homes will likely be added to the mix as well.
After meeting with Jerry McDonald and Lewis Denny, Kevin and Linda Bagley presented the issue to the Real Estate Commission which formed a working group to create preliminary wording for a bill that would allow Real Estate Brokers to list and sell Floating On Water Residences without needing to have a Vessel Dealer License.
In Velocity’s latest SlideShare, “Insane Honesty in Content Marketing,” we argue for a little-used but hugely powerful strategy: taking the worst attributes of your company, product or service … and highlighting them for all to see.
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