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Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in residential real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation, and title and settlement services, today announced the promotion of Rich Green to the role of executive vice president for worldwide sales. In this role, Green will lead both the domestic and global franchise sales teams supporting Realogy’s world-renowned residential real estate brands
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected claims of an Apple patent that figures prominently in a patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung Electronics, according to documents filed by the South Korean company in a U.S.
Here is my take. In the mid-1990s, NAR formed the Realtor Information Network as a major technology initiative to win the minds of the Internet consumer. When all but RIN’s home listing piece fell into financial disarray, a brash, young and smart entrepreneur, Stuart Wolff, took it off the NAR leadership’s hands at a bargain price. But he left NAR with a good chunk of equity and, through a tight operating agreement, some control of the company’s fate. - Brad Inman
Google likes to create things that gather data, which can be used to determine intent and for all kinds of profitable purposes. There’s no bigger fish in that pond than the Babel fish – that invention of Douglas Adams’ in his Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series that instantly translates one language to another to make communication seamless.
The city council’s Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards voted yesterday to send Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s energy use benchmarking ordinance on to the full council, which will probably take a final vote today. The ordinance met opposition from some in the real estate community includingBOMA/Chicago, which wanted the city to drop a provision that will allow the public disclosure of buildings’ energy efficiency scores.
D.R. Horton announced second quarter earnings of $0.42 per share – above analysts' consensus estimate of $0.40 per share – but revenues came in light at $1.64 billion (versus expectations for $1.74 billion).
PulteGroup reported earnings of $0.36 per share – below the consensus estimate of $0.30 per share – and revenues of $1.28 billion, below expectations for $1.38 billion.
Researchers from the Illinois Institute of Technology have found, for the first time, that commercially available desktop 3D printers — which are now cheaper and easier than ever to purchase for your home or office — are “high emitters” of ultrafine particles.
Sometimes the roadmap for the future is directly present in the technology of today. In the case of Google, its latest update to Android could portend a future where your smartphone or tablet becomes the centerpiece in a whole ecosystem of gadgets.
Agents working at brokerages affiliated with franchisor Re/Max LLC were involved in more home sales than any competing franchise last year, Re/Max claims, citing the results of surveys of U.S. and Canadian buyers.
Related Midwest is buying up big patches of Streeterville, according to a recent article by Crain’s Chicago Business. The company recently bought the defaulted loan on the failed Chicago Spire Project at the end of June, and its new 500-unit apartment tower is only a couple of blocks away at 500 N. Lake Shore Drive.
The day that commuters have both feared and anticipated finally arrives on Aug. 5. That's when Chicago Transit Authority customers — some CTA customers — will be able to start using the agency's new Ventra fare collection system.
You can call it a first-world problem. Or you can say it distracts people from their passions and contributions to the world. Either way, laundry is a chore, and new Y Combinator startup Prim wants to do it for you. You can schedule Prim online to come to your place, pick up your laundry, have it washed and folded at a top-notch laundromat, and deliver it back to you. $25 for a bag. It’s that easy.
During the downturn and early stages of recovery, we were huge proponents of investors taking advantage of overcorrected home prices to make great investments while also helping the housing market recover. Mission accomplished.
Lose your keys? Your cat? The TV remote? StickNFind has an app for that. Better yet, StickNFind has colorful sensors the size of a quarter, its own Bluetooth software stack, and a developer platform that could turn this crowd-funded Indiegogo product into a foundation piece for thecoming “Internet of Things” revolution.
Homes.com has added direct listing feeds from nine multiple listing services that will provide more than 135,000 listings to the site, which will provide exclusive branding and clear attribution for listing agents and brokers.
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