Real Estate Plus+ Daily News
71.9K views | +0 today
Follow
 
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
onto Real Estate Plus+ Daily News
Scoop.it!

Amplify Your Storytelling Style With These Tips From Pixar

Amplify Your Storytelling Style With These Tips From Pixar | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

You can't chalk it up to fits of genius--though they're certainly present. Pixar's unmatched consistency evidences a commitment to process. Thanks to former story artist Emma Coats, we have a few pieces of their creative puzzle, as collected by Aerogramme Writers' Studio. Let's investigate a few here.

more...
No comment yet.
Real Estate Plus+ Daily News
Real Estate Related News Plus Miscellaneous Tech Stories and News of Interest
Curated by Russ Bergeron
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Alphabet's X lab is selling a state in India thousands of rooftop boxes that use lasers to shoot wireless data at 20 Gbps

Alphabet's X lab is selling a state in India thousands of rooftop boxes that use lasers to shoot wireless data at 20 Gbps | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The agreement is an outgrowth of X's Project Loon, which on several occasions has beamed cellphone service to Earth from a network of large balloons. The balloons link directly to smartphones but are meant for rural areas with a low population density, according to X.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Xceligent Shuts Down Operations, Files For Chapter 7 Liquidation

Xceligent Shuts Down Operations, Files For Chapter 7 Liquidation | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The decision comes one year to the day after Xceligent's legal battle with commercial real estate data giant CoStar began. DMGT said that under the Chapter 7 law it holds no liability for the costs associated with the litigation, which will be stayed until a trustee is appointed.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

December 2017 (Nov) RE/MAX National Housing Report 

December 2017 (Nov) RE/MAX National Housing Report  | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The sales increase of 1.1% came on the strength of increased transaction closings in 36 of the report’s 54 markets. At the same time, buyers felt increasing headwinds as the Median Sales Price rose to $227,500 and marked the 20th consecutive month of year-over-year home price increases. In fact, the Median Sales Price has increased year-over-year in 69 of the last 70 months dating back to February 2012.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

New York attorney general announces a multi-state lawsuit challenging the net neutrality vote

New York attorney general announces a multi-state lawsuit challenging the net neutrality vote | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
“We will be filing a claim to preserve protections for New Yorkers and all Americans. And we’ll be working aggressively to stop the FCC’s leadership from doing any further damage to the internet and to our economy,” Schneiderman said in a press release.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

As Rents Rise, More Renters Turn to Doubling Up 

As Rents Rise, More Renters Turn to Doubling Up  | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
30 percent of working-age adults—aged 23 to 65—live in doubled-up households, up from a low of 21 percent in 2005 and 23 percent in 1990.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

What Is It Actually Like To Live In A Co-Living Scheme? The Inside View As The Sector Takes Off

What Is It Actually Like To Live In A Co-Living Scheme? The Inside View As The Sector Takes Off | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
For societies where private dwellings have been the norm for more than a century, co-living is a new and radical concept brought about by the pressures that London housing costs exert.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Amazon Echo vs Google Home vs Apple HomePod: All the models compared

Amazon Echo vs Google Home vs Apple HomePod: All the models compared | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Tis the season to be buying smart speakers, with both Amazon and Google revamping their line-ups before the holidays, and Apple promising to join the market with its own entry in 2018.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Electric eel inspires bio-friendly power source, what happens next may shock you

Electric eel inspires bio-friendly power source, what happens next may shock you | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
One organism that is pretty good at generating biocompatible power (for itself, at least) is the electric eel, and scientists have now used the high-voltage species as a blueprint for a promising new self-charging device that could one day power things like pacemakers, prosthetics and even augmented reality contact lenses.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

33 Incredibly Useful Things You Didn’t Know Google Photos Could Do

33 Incredibly Useful Things You Didn’t Know Google Photos Could Do | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
create a Photos folder within Drive? Once you’ve done that, you can use Gmail’s “Insert files using Drive” icon to grab anything from Photos via that always-synced folder.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Have Holiday Plans, Will Travel: Record-Breaking 107 Million Americans to Celebrate Holidays Away From Home

Have Holiday Plans, Will Travel: Record-Breaking 107 Million Americans to Celebrate Holidays Away From Home | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
travel has increased year-over-year for every major holiday weekend – Memorial Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving – and we project the same for the year-end holiday period. We’ve seen the strong economy and growing consumer confidence fuel holiday travel all year long.”
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Seattle passes sweeping short-term rental laws, limits Airbnb hosts to two units

Seattle passes sweeping short-term rental laws, limits Airbnb hosts to two units | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The new rules limit hosts to two dwelling units each and require them to obtain special licenses to operate short-term rentals. The regulations also require short-term rental platforms — like Airbnb, HomeAway, and VRBO — to obtain a special “platform license” to facilitate bookings in Seattle.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

44% of Retirees Still Have a Mortgage

44% of Retirees Still Have a Mortgage | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Many retirees are worried if they’ll ever be able to pay off their mortgage. Forty-four percent of 60- to 70-year-old retirees have a mortgage in retirement, according to American Financing’s 2017 Retirement and Mortgages Survey. Thirty-two percent predict it will take still take them more than eight years to pay off their mortgage.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Single-Family Rental Boom Lowered Annual Home Sales by 270,000 Homes

Single-Family Rental Boom Lowered Annual Home Sales by 270,000 Homes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In total, about 270,000 fewer homes are sold each year compared to 2006, or about 5 percent of the homes that would sell in a typical year, according to a new Zillow® analysis. About 120,000 of these lost sales were among the most affordable homes that are often sought by first-time buyers.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Cream of the crop: The 62 buildings in the running to be named world's best

Cream of the crop: The 62 buildings in the running to be named world's best | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the finalists for its 2018 International Prize. Including a total of 62 buildings, from starchitect-designed billion-dollar projects, to low-budget social housing and everything in between, it's a great opportunity to take a gander at some top-drawer architecture.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

NAR-Net Neutrality Rollback Put Consumers, Main Street Businesses on the Defensive in Digital Era

NAR-Net Neutrality Rollback Put Consumers, Main Street Businesses on the Defensive in Digital Era | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
FCC’s rollback of the Open Internet Order will mean higher costs and slower service for millions of American consumers and businesses. REALTORS® have strong concerns about what that might mean for the way consumers search for homes online and real estate is transacted.”
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

The FCC just scrapped rules protecting a free and open internet

The FCC just scrapped rules protecting a free and open internet | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The five members of the Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday 3-2 along party lines to scrap Obama-era net neutrality rules, returning to a "light touch" approach and ending what Chairman Ajit Pai has called the federal government's "micromanaging" of the internet.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

By 2018, Every Bus In This Chinese Megacity Will Be Electric

By 2018, Every Bus In This Chinese Megacity Will Be Electric | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Shenzhen has more buses than New York and the other top five bus fleets in the U.S.–in New Jersey, L.A., Chicago, and King County, Washington (home of Seattle)–combined. The city had to develop a new network of thousands of charging posts and stations and find ways to handle the cost of replacing every diesel bus.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

A robot can print this $64,000 house in as little as 8 hours — take a look inside

A robot can print this $64,000 house in as little as 8 hours — take a look inside | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The machine can print the walls, roof, and floor of PassivDom's 410-square-foot model in about eight hours. The windows, doors, plumbing, and electrical systems are then added by a human worker.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

This Radical Parking Garage Solves Three Of Cities’ Biggest Problems

This Radical Parking Garage Solves Three Of Cities’ Biggest Problems | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
While Pop-Up remains a concept, it presents a fascinating portrayal of the city as a multitiered entity, with different levels that change and adjust over time. This kind of thinking–if not this concept itself–could ultimately make urban areas more resilient to the shocks and stresses of climate change.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Robot carries the Olympic torch in South Korea

Robot carries the Olympic torch in South Korea | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In what may be a preview of the future of athletics, Hubo, a humanoid robot, carried the Olympic torch in Daejeon, South Korea as part of the relay leading up to the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Pretty pickle: Ex-factory cleverly transformed into energy-efficient home

Pretty pickle: Ex-factory cleverly transformed into energy-efficient home | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Fine arts photographer and artist Jaime Alvarez was looking for a long-term home that could also function as his studio when he came across this three-story 1880s brick commercial building in Philadelphia's Fishtown neighborhood.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

This New Tiny Electric Car Comes With Five Years Of Free Solar Charging

This New Tiny Electric Car Comes With Five Years Of Free Solar Charging | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Uniti, which launched a prototype of its tiny electric car today, started by rethinking size: If most people living in cities commute to work alone, over short distances, it doesn’t make sense to make an oversized, overpowered vehicle.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

California warns residents of scammer pretending to be Impac Mortgage Corp.

California warns residents of scammer pretending to be Impac Mortgage Corp. | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
According to the CDBO, the entity is ending unsolicited emails to residents, offering them loans. The emails originate from the email address: "impacmortgagecorp@gmail.com," and the scammer is using the name of Impac’s CEO, Joseph Tomkinson.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Credit Score Hurdle Harder To Clear For Apartment Renters

Credit Score Hurdle Harder To Clear For Apartment Renters | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Though millennials are flocking to the city to be closer to work, research shows the more competitive the market, the better the credit score that is needed to secure an apartment.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Infographic: Homeowners Say Changing Homeownership's Tax Incentives Restricts Mobility, Causes Financial Strain

Infographic: Homeowners Say Changing Homeownership's Tax Incentives Restricts Mobility, Causes Financial Strain | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
"Homeownership is an aspirational goal for millions of Americans, but getting there isn't always easy. Middle-class families count on tax incentives like the mortgage interest deduction and the state and local tax deduction to make homeownership a more affordable prospect,"
more...
No comment yet.