Real Estate Plus+ Daily News
73.5K views | +0 today
Follow
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!

Real "fake news": China introduces AI news anchor

The artificial anchor has been designed to reduce news production costs and increase efficiency, however, the use of the technology by a propagandic state-run news agency brings a new definition to the term "fake news."
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Do You Know the Fun Terms for These Groups of Animals? 

Do You Know the Fun Terms for These Groups of Animals?  | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Do You Know the Fun Terms for These Groups of Animals?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Uneven Recovery: Many High-Foreclosure ZIP Codes Haven't Bounced Back

Uneven Recovery: Many High-Foreclosure ZIP Codes Haven't Bounced Back | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
However, across many of the country’s largest markets, the recovery has been far from universal. Home values in more than a third of major markets still lag levels from a decade ago. But that doesn’t tell the entire story.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Coolest cars from each year

Coolest cars from each year | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
No decade of car design is ever the same. Models may span generations, but their design is constantly evolving, with new innovations by certain trailblazing vehicles paving the way for changes to occur in both form and style.
Russ Bergeron's insight:
Only starts in 1950. In you want the 40s go here http://bit.ly/2RCsq2s
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

How Recession-Proof Is Real Estate?

How Recession-Proof Is Real Estate? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
ATTOM Data Solutions surveyed industry leaders in six real estate verticals to find out what steps they’re taking—if any—to prepare for a possible recession. Here’s a closer look at how experts in each of the real estate verticals we surveyed are preparing for a possible recession.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

NAR-2019 Forecast: Existing-Home Sales to Stabilize and Price Growth to Continue

NAR-2019 Forecast: Existing-Home Sales to Stabilize and Price Growth to Continue | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
"Ninety percent of markets are experiencing price gains while very few are experiencing consistent price declines," said Yun. "2017 was the best year for home sales in ten years, and 2018 is only down 1.5 percent year to date. Statistically, it is a mild twinge in the data and a very mild adjustment compared to the long-term growth we've been experiencing over the past few years."
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Sustainable earthquake-resistant skyscraper crowned world's best high-rise

Sustainable earthquake-resistant skyscraper crowned world's best high-rise | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The tower's floorplan is divided into sections, with each one hosting its own indoor garden. An existing historic house on the site was also retained and integrated into the main lobby.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

US declines in internet freedom rankings, thanks to net neutrality repeal and fake news

US declines in internet freedom rankings, thanks to net neutrality repeal and fake news | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Michael Abramowitz, president of Freedom House, said that the U.S. government in particular should take “a more proactive role” in stepping up their efforts to maintain a free and open internet to prevent playing into the hands of “less democratic governments looking to increase their control of the internet.”
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Only 28% of Americans are financially healthy

Only 28% of Americans are financially healthy | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
“We felt like we needed to create a definitive study that helped to demonstrate that while the larger economic headlines around a roaring stock market, and low unemployment, and great consumer spending are out there, that’s not actually telling an accurate story,”
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

How to use the Vote With Me app that shows your contacts' voting record

How to use the Vote With Me app that shows your contacts' voting record | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Still, Vote With Me is providing a window into your friends', family's, and coworkers' voting habits, and reveals information you probably wouldn't have found out otherwise.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Calif - Third quarter housing affordability

Calif - Third quarter housing affordability | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A minimum annual income of $125,540 was needed to qualify for the purchase of a $588,530 statewide median-priced, existing single-family home in the third quarter of 2018. The monthly payment, including taxes and insurance on a 30-year, fixed-rate loan, would be $3,140, assuming a 20 percent down payment and an effective composite interest rate of 4.77 percent. The effective composite interest rate in second-quarter 2018 was 4.7 percent and 4.16 percent in the third quarter of 2017.  
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Arkup Glass Yacht Is Like a Luxury Apartment on Water –

Arkup Glass Yacht Is Like a Luxury Apartment on Water – | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Regardless of how it is received by the yachting community, the project isn’t a flash in the pan. Arkup was the culmination of several years of research, the input of a leading Dutch floating-home designer and French interior design firm, as well as technical developments that haven’t otherwise been seen in the yachting industry.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

The best of the best celebrated in the outstanding Siena International Photo Awards

The best of the best celebrated in the outstanding Siena International Photo Awards | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Much like other photographic competitions the Siena Awards covers the usual categories, including nature, animals, architecture and travel. However, the competition also includes a special themed category every year. In 2018 this special category was entitled "Splash of Colors" seeking out exceptional color compositions.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Americans’ confidence in housing hits low point for the year

Americans’ confidence in housing hits low point for the year | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The HPSI saw a decline in five of its six components in October. Americans who said now is a good time to buy a home saw the greatest drop, falling five percentage points to reach 21%, tying the second lowest reading in the survey’s history.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Walmart Launches AR Price Checking 

Walmart Launches AR Price Checking  | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The nifty twist in the Walmart AR approach is that the pricing can be seen in real time as you wave a phone from product to product. As a phone is panned around a row of products, the center product being viewed is updated, providing a digital price along with product reviews allowing a number products to be compared in real time.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Coming soon: “Alexa, pay my rent” 

Coming soon: “Alexa, pay my rent”  | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Through the arrangement, smart-home enabled units will include an Amazon Echo, which will enable residents to control smart home devices such as smart locks, lights, thermostats and wall plugs with the Zego app, or simply by asking Alexa.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Amazon II is too much, so Amazon goes for 2 second headquarters

Amazon II is too much, so Amazon goes for 2 second headquarters | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
After it became clear finding a city that could lure 50,000 highly-paid tech workers wasn't as easy as it had thought, the Seattle company plans to add two new headquarters instead of one, both to spread the wealth and to give it access to the widest possible array of technical talent. 
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Millions of homeowners have missed their chance to refinance

Millions of homeowners have missed their chance to refinance | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Since the start of 2018 there has been a 56% decrease in the number of homeowners who have a financial incentive to refinance – just 1.86 million – according to the September Mortgage Monitor Report from the data and analytics division of Black Knight Inc.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

The Royole FlexPai is the first phone we've seen with a truly foldable screen

The Royole FlexPai is the first phone we've seen with a truly foldable screen | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Foldable phones are coming, there's no doubt about that. Samsung, LG, and Huawei are among those who've set out their intentions to launch bendable handsets within the next year, but they've all apparently been beaten to the line by the Royole FlexPai.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Buyers Now Expect Garages to be a Livable Part of the Home

Buyers Now Expect Garages to be a Livable Part of the Home | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
While not every homeowner is a woodworker, the garage has become a place that’s about much more than parking a car. From fully outfitted work stations for a variety of hobbies to an area to store equipment for outdoor recreation activities and other pastimes, consumers now expect the garage to be a fully functioning part of their home.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Peter Zumthor completes Devon villa "in the tradition of Andrea Palladio"

Peter Zumthor completes Devon villa "in the tradition of Andrea Palladio" | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The house, which has been more than 10 years in the making, is Zumthor's first permanent building in the UK. It is located on a hilltop in South Devon, England, where it commands an impressive view of the surrounding countryside.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Jaguar: This Is How Electric Cars Could Reshape Real Estate

Jaguar: This Is How Electric Cars Could Reshape Real Estate | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

“Re-imagined as a self-sufficient charging plaza, the proposal is to reinvent the existing stock of city centre multi-storey car parks, where owners of electric vehicles who are less likely to have access to off-street parking at their homes, can charge their cars adjacent to good public transport links,” Jaguar and Barr Gazetas said. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Elon Musk says Tesla Autopark update coming by 2019

Elon Musk says Tesla Autopark update coming by 2019 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
While the AutoPark feature identifies possible parking spots for drivers to choose, Musk suggested that it will eventually be able to both find and choose a parking spot without driver assistance.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

NAR-Metro Home Prices Rise 4.8 Percent in Third Quarter

NAR-Metro Home Prices Rise 4.8 Percent in Third Quarter | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The national median existing single-family home price in the third quarter was $266,900, up 4.8 percent from the third quarter of 2017 ($254,700). The median sales price in the second quarter increased 4.9 percent from the second quarter of 2017.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Waymo, take the wheel: Self-driving cars go fully driverless on California roads

Waymo, take the wheel: Self-driving cars go fully driverless on California roads | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Self-driving startup Waymo, a Google spin-off owned by parent company Alphabet, has been granted the first permit in California to begin driverless testing on public roads. Yes, that means self-driving cars without a human behind the wheel will be cruising around California, beginning with a limited geographic area in Silicon Valley.
more...
No comment yet.