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Seth's Blog: Denying facts you don't like

Seth's Blog: Denying facts you don't like | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Transformational leaders don't start by denying the world around them. Instead, they describe a future they'd like to create instead. Denying the truth about relative market share, imperial power or the scientific method helps no one.
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For a Quarter More: Why 1 in 4 U.S. Home Sales in 2017 Sold Above List Price

For a Quarter More: Why 1 in 4 U.S. Home Sales in 2017 Sold Above List Price | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Nationwide, buyers paid more than the list price on 24.1 percent of home sales in 2017, netting sellers an additional $7,000 on average over their initial offering price.
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Fisker premieres razor-sharp, 400-mile electric four-door at CES

Fisker premieres razor-sharp, 400-mile electric four-door at CES | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
the EMotion is a different beast. Not only is it an all-electric vehicle at a show that loves electric vehicles, it's an all-out technological tour de force highlighted by its budding solid-state battery technology, advanced Level 4 autonomy suite, and luxurious interior designed for limousine-like comfort and leisure.
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The 8 Greatest Ideas Of CES 2018

The 8 Greatest Ideas Of CES 2018 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
From truly wireless charging to wearables for your fingernails, this year’s CES offered a glimpse of great things to come.
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Employers can now contribute to their employees’ down payments, just like a 401(k)

Employers can now contribute to their employees’ down payments, just like a 401(k) | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
While employees may not see the benefits of their 401(k) until they retire, employers can now offer their employees a new benefit that they’ll be able to use much sooner – help with a down payment on a house.

The new benefit program comes courtesy of HomeFundMe, the only Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac-approved down payment crowdfunding platform.
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This coworking space just added a new perk–private jets

This coworking space just added a new perk–private jets | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
WeWork has a gym, The Wing has on-demand blowouts, and WorkHouse NYC offers members access to a landscaped rooftop, but Servcorp has something even better: private jets.
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This $33,500 home can resist earthquakes and pop up in under 7 hours

This $33,500 home can resist earthquakes and pop up in under 7 hours | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Building a traditional home can take anywhere from a few weeks to months, depending on the model and specifications. But in recent years, architects have increasingly turned to prefabricated construction, in which parts are built off-site and assembled on-site, making the process a lot quicker — and often cheaper.
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What Citi’s move toward digitalization means for mortgage lenders

What Citi’s move toward digitalization means for mortgage lenders | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The new front-end digital originations platform will be powered by LoanFX from Digital Risk, a provider of digital technology platforms and services, and the new loan originations system will run on LoanSphere from Black Knight.
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London Topples New York As Top Pick For Big Global Investors

London Topples New York As Top Pick For Big Global Investors | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Forget what you have read about Brexit, London is now the No. 1 investment destination for the big beasts of global real estate investment, knocking New York off the top spot for the first time since 2014.
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Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn are investing hundreds of millions in housing projects across North America

Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn are investing hundreds of millions in housing projects across North America | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Tech giants like Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn are known for their digital products. But in the past several years, these companies and others like them have started to focus on an industry beyond their core business: real estate development.
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2018’s Best & Worst States to Raise a Family

2018’s Best & Worst States to Raise a Family | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
WalletHub compared the 50 states across 42 key indicators of family-friendliness. Our data set ranges from median family salary to housing affordability to unemployment rate.
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Tech Companies Leased Over 3M SF Of Office In San Francisco In 2017

Tech Companies Leased Over 3M SF Of Office In San Francisco In 2017 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Tech is taking over San Francisco office. Aggressive leasing for the tech industry marked 2017, with top leases signed by many well-established Bay Area tech companies, such as Facebook, Amazon, Google and Dropbox.
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This Startup Is Making It Easier To Afford An Apartment In San Francisco

This Startup Is Making It Easier To Afford An Apartment In San Francisco | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A San Francisco startup is cutting San Francisco and Silicon Valley rents in half. HomeShare converts living rooms in apartments to increase the number of bedrooms,
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A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words, And Sometimes A Lot More Than That 

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words, And Sometimes A Lot More Than That  | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In a recent release of new standard forms for use by its members, the California Association of REALTORS® (CAR) published form PIA (Property Images Agreement) for photos, video, and other media. It is intended to delineate and clarify the agreement(s) and obligation(s) that are created when a real estate licensee engages a photographer (videographer, etc.) to capture images of a property.
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Gallery: From buried bunkers to hobbit homes - a look at underground living

Gallery: From buried bunkers to hobbit homes - a look at underground living | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
As well as offering the energy-saving benefits of the surrounding earth acting as insulation, many of these compelling structures seem to disappear into their environments.
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The 6 Worst Ideas Of CES 2018

The 6 Worst Ideas Of CES 2018 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
From hilariously bad to just plain depressing, there were more than a few misses at CES this year.
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New York City foreclosures rise to post-crisis high

New York City foreclosures rise to post-crisis high | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The report, from PropertyShark, a real estate data provider, shows that first-time foreclosures in New York City rose nearly 60% in 2017 to a level not seen since 2009.
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Long & Foster Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Long & Foster Celebrates 50th Anniversary | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Fifty years ago, two 30-something veterans came together to build their dream. At an office building in Fairfax, Virginia, P. Wesley “Wes” Foster Jr. and Henry “Hank” Long opened Long & Foster Real Estate. A flip of a coin positioned Long’s moniker first in the company’s brand name and gave Foster the role of president.
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A plague of million-dollar homes haunts real estate

A plague of million-dollar homes haunts real estate | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Rising real estate values since the housing crisis have bolstered the price tags of many homes. Trulia found that $1 million doesn't necessarily denote a "luxury" home these days. In some cities -- think San Francisco -- they're the norm, rather than a marker of top quality.
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New 3D Menu Tech Could Send Millennials Flocking To Restaurants In 2018

New 3D Menu Tech Could Send Millennials Flocking To Restaurants In 2018 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The second solution, HoloLamp Design, will be used primarily for real estate and will project 3D buildings onto a table, allowing the user to view the rendering from all different angles. It will also empower viewers to zoom in and out and change the materials of the building by simply gesturing with their hands.
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WAV Group Issues First HyperLocal Real Estate White Paper

WAV Group Issues First HyperLocal Real Estate White Paper | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
the gap between the neighborhood expertise consumers are demanding, and the industry's current activities to deliver that local expertise, is astonishingly wide.
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If Birds Left Tracks in the Sky, They’d Look Like This

If Birds Left Tracks in the Sky, They’d Look Like This | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
For years Barcelona-based photographer Xavi Bou has been fascinated by this question. Just as a sinuous impression appears when a snake slides across sand, he imagined, so must a pattern form in the wake of a flying bird.
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Black Knight: ‘Tappable Equity' at Record High, But Tax Law Could Change Impact | Mortgage Bankers Association

Black Knight: ‘Tappable Equity' at Record High, But Tax Law Could Change Impact | Mortgage Bankers Association | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The company's monthly Mortgage Monitor said as of Sept. 30, 42 million homeowners with a mortgage have nearly $5.4 trillion in equity available to borrow against, assuming a maximum 80 percent total loan-to-value ratio. More than 80 percent of all mortgage holders now have available equity to tap via a first-lien cash-out refinance or home equity line of credit.
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Realtor.com®'s 2018 Housing Insights Showcase Opportunities for Builders at The NAHB International Builders' Show®

Realtor.com®'s 2018 Housing Insights Showcase Opportunities for Builders at The NAHB International Builders' Show® | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Realtor.com® 's 2018 housing forecast highlights a growing economy and positive demographic trends, creating opportunities in the housing market despite the affordability challenges buyers will face from rising prices and mortgage rates. 
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Shopping for a home in the Bay Area? Head to the mall

Shopping for a home in the Bay Area? Head to the mall | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In an attempt to draw new crowds, a growing number of malls are building housing amid their movie theaters and Abercrombie & Fitch stores. It’s a solution intended to keep malls relevant as many retailers struggle, and one experts say may play a role in easing the region’s housing shortage.
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LeadingRE President and CEO Pam O’Connor to Retire in March

LeadingRE President and CEO Pam O’Connor to Retire in March | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Paul Boomsma, who currently serves a dual role as LeadingRE chief operating officer and president of Luxury Portfolio International®, will assume responsibilities as president and CEO upon O’Connor’s retirement.
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