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Onsite Car-Sharing Programs Could Lure Condo Buyers

Onsite Car-Sharing Programs Could Lure Condo Buyers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Vista Tower, slated to open in 2019, is trying to lure buyers with a program allowing residents to access onsite Tesla vehicles located in the building’s private garage. The program’s goal is to help residents reduce their carbon footprint. Residents can schedule a time to use the vehicles via a mobile app.
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Cities Where People Live the Longest

Cities Where People Live the Longest | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Realtor.com®’s research team analyzed county data from across the country to identify where people are living the longest. They culled data from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, in Seattle.
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AGC: Material prices growing fast, tariffs threaten more increases

AGC: Material prices growing fast, tariffs threaten more increases | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
This is likely to create construction delays and force budget overruns, which could lead to cancellation of some projects.
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A Modern Oceanfront Home in the Hamptons Made for Summer Living –

A Modern Oceanfront Home in the Hamptons Made for Summer Living – | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Call it the ultimate summer hideaway: This Bridgehampton spread takes the best of beach living—easy access to the ocean, outdoor cooking, and music flowing inside and out—and elevates it all to a new level of contemporary luxury.
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May 2018 RE/MAX National Housing Report

May 2018 RE/MAX National Housing Report | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
May home sales topped April sales by 14.5%, and were down by 2.8% from May 2017. The median sales price of $251,673 was up 7.8%. To access the housing report infographic
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A Deeper Dive into Six of Mary Meeker's 2018 Internet Trends

A Deeper Dive into Six of Mary Meeker's 2018 Internet Trends | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Here's a look at what eMarketer can tell you about mobile (usage and ad spending), voice, healthcare, ecommerce and China in 2018.
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NAHB: Lumber tariffs increasing cost of homebuilding

NAHB: Lumber tariffs increasing cost of homebuilding | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
One of the top issues that the homebuilding industry is facing is the growing lumber crisis and its increase in price, which Dietz said is caused by tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber imposed last year by the Trump administration.
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25 Captivating Pictures of Street Scenes Around the World

25 Captivating Pictures of Street Scenes Around the World | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Amid the thrum and whirl of city life, today’s street photographers patiently wait for what their forebear, the influential French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, famously termed “the decisive moment:” that split-second when the visual and emotional elements of a scene come together to express its essence.
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Twitter is taking a new pass at making the news come to you

Twitter is taking a new pass at making the news come to you | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
This effort will include an overhaul of the elements in Twitter’s “Explore” tab and search results. Now they’ll aggregate tweets, videos, photos, and links to reporting and commentary concerning specific news events into dedicated pages, rather than splaying different types of media across multiple sections.
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REALTORS® more reliant on mobile devices to help consumers

REALTORS® more reliant on mobile devices to help consumers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
“With a smartphone or tablet, REALTORS® can provide experiences that are convenient, quick and personalized – allowing them to meet and anticipate those asks.”
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See the top-secret suburbs that built America’s nuclear weapons

See the top-secret suburbs that built America’s nuclear weapons | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In 1942, a secret city was born. Nestled in a valley in eastern Tennessee, the city–today known as Oak Ridge–would become the birthplace of the most dangerous weapon humanity ever created.
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Salesforce deepens data sharing partnership with Google

Salesforce deepens data sharing partnership with Google | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Today, the two cloud giants announced the next step as the companies will share data between Google Analytics 360 and the Salesforce Marketing Cloud.
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Fed raises rates for second time in 2018 

Fed raises rates for second time in 2018  | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
“We are still in the middle innings of rising interest rates; consumers should expect another three or four rounds of interest rate increases over the next 18 months,” said Lawrence Yun, National Association of Realtors chief economist.
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Dual Agency Banned in British Columbia

Dual Agency Banned in British Columbia | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Real estate professionals in British Columbia are no longer allowed to take part in “double ending” deals, which means they can’t represent both the buyer and seller in a transaction.
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WeWork is hiring, mentoring, and training 1,500 refugees

WeWork is hiring, mentoring, and training 1,500 refugees | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The company, which has locations in 73 cities, began working with refugees in a grassroots pilot project in early 2017, when employees in New York reached out to a local office of the International Rescue Committee to invite the nonprofit’s refugee clients to start applying for jobs.
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What's the Outlook for Housing Market Potential Amid Rising Mortgage Rates?

What's the Outlook for Housing Market Potential Amid Rising Mortgage Rates? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
“The likely rise in mortgage rates is not the worry for first-time home buyers, but whether they can find something to buy in today’s supply-constrained market.”
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First UK legal challenge to question police use of facial recognition technology

First UK legal challenge to question police use of facial recognition technology | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
It claims it violates a person's right to privacy, interferes with freedom of expression, discriminates against minorities due to inaccuracies in the technology, and it breaches data protection laws.
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Everything AT&T will own after it buys Time Warner

Everything AT&T will own after it buys Time Warner | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
One of the arguments AT&T's lawyers made before a judge deciding the fate of its proposed merger with Time Warner was that joining forces was the only way it could compete with the likes of Netflix and Amazon.
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Google reboots advertising tools to give users more control over their data

Google reboots advertising tools to give users more control over their data | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Facing growing questions about how personal data is used to target advertising, Google today announced a series of updates to its advertising tools designed to help users better understand why they see certain ads and help them control the experience.
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Buyers From The North Drive Florida To Top of Fastest-Growing Luxury Markets

Buyers From The North Drive Florida To Top of Fastest-Growing Luxury Markets | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
"Luxury prices in the Sunshine State are rising quickly as buyers from places like New York, Boston, and Chicago get wind that there is a better bang for their buck available down South," said Javier Vivas, director of economic research for realtor.com®.
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Gallery: Modern architecture that highlights the rugged beauty of concrete

Gallery: Modern architecture that highlights the rugged beauty of concrete | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Concrete is a ubiquitous, often unremarkable, building material but in the right hands, it can be sculpted into truly special architectural works. Join us as we celebrate some of the best recent uses of concrete we've seen.
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Vacation Home Markets Have Yet to Rebound From Housing Bust

Vacation Home Markets Have Yet to Rebound From Housing Bust | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Home values are now 14 percent above their pre-crisis peak in the markets with the smallest share of vacation homes but remain 9 percent below their pre-crisis peak in the markets with the most vacation homes.
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A Hot Dog Bus Is Serving Free Hot Dogs at Brooklyn Bridge Park All Summer

A Hot Dog Bus Is Serving Free Hot Dogs at Brooklyn Bridge Park All Summer | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Austrian artist Erwin Wurm is ringing in the summer with his latest whimsical creation: the Hot Dog Bus, which is now slinging out free frankfurters at Brooklyn Bridge Park on summer weekends.
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U.S. inflation rises to six-year high 

U.S. inflation rises to six-year high  | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Fed’s preferred gauge of inflation came in at the central bank’s 2% goal during March and April, running slightly below the Labor Department’s CPI. Core prices increased 1.8% in April from 2017. Average hourly wages, adjusted for inflation, remained unchanged in May from 2017,
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