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Real estate disruption may not be what you think it is

When I was a journalist in the 1980s and 1990s, I penned 1,500 bylined articles that appeared in metro newspapers around the country. Last year, I …

Be Cautious With Flips

Foreclosures can bring out the ugly in people. When a home owner from Mission Viejo, Calif., was foreclosed upon by the second lien holder on his …

5 Ways Home Loans Are Becoming Easier to Get

(MCT)—The easy credit that crashed the housing market led to lending standards so strict that Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke blamed them …

Breaking Myths Vs. Breaking The Truth Of Entrepreneurship Ecosystems

<i>By Dane Stangler, Yasuyuki Motoyama and Jordan Bell-Masterson</i><p>In a recent HBR blog post, Babson College’s Dan Isenberg threw some much-needed cold water on many of the nostrums floating around about how to build entrepreneurship ecosystems. Isenberg’s list of true-false statements provides an …

Airbnb versus San Francisco: The Fight Continues

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how new and innovative tech companies, such as Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb, have struggled against government and …

San Francisco

New Obama aide to oversee health care

Add the name Kristie Canegallo to the list of low-profile people with high-responsibility jobs in Washington.<p>President Obama has appointed Canegallo as a new deputy chief of staff with a portfolio that includes oversight over the new and politically challenging health care law.<p>Canegallo inherits …

Newsweek Delays Return of Print Edition to March

Newsweek has delayed the rollout of its new print edition until early March, with a cover date of March 7, according to Jim Impoco, Newsweek's editor …

Advertising Industry

Buddhism finds a Kansas City home

Lama <b>Chuck Stanford</b> of Stilwell founded Rime (“REE-me”) Buddhist Center, RimeCenter.org, with his wife, Mary, in 1995. Stanford is the organization’s …

A Grown-Up Gay Man Offers An Open Letter To His Mom (And All Moms)

<b>By Rick Clemons For YourTango.com</b><p>Dear Moms of LGBT Children:<p>It's almost your day. That one-day a year that we celebrate you and all that you have done for us. In spite of your good, your bad and your ugly, you still gave birth to us and you deserve all of the flowers and chocolate that you will …

Missouri Tornado Damages Hundreds Of Homes In Town Near Kansas City

By Kevin Murphy<p>KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 10 (Reuters) - A tornado destroyed or damaged 200 to 300 homes in a small town east of Kansas City, Missouri, on Saturday but caused no injuries, officials reported.<p>The tornado touched down in Orrick, Missouri, at 5:45 p.m., damaging a school and a Baptist …

The Recommender: Celine Grouard, Possibly Named After A Barge

The best things on the Internet (and IRL!) this week, curated by Fast Company employees.<p><b>Name:</b> Celine Mikahala Grouard <b><br>Role at Fast Company:</b> Associate Photo Editor <b><br>Twitter:</b> @CelineGrouard <b><br>Instagram:</b> mikahala <b><br>Titillating fact:</b> My father is French and my mother is Hawaiian; so, I was born in Maui and …

Why America's Middle-Class Housing Crunch Is Here to Stay

The usual spring home-buying season is here, and the prospects aren’t pretty for middle-class families across the U.S.<p>New data from the real estate …

What to Expect From a CRM Solution

A CRM platform will perform well only if it complements your workflow. To that end, it’s important to organize your sphere, separating your contacts …

The truth about Zillow Premier Agent and Realtor.com services

The 8 Most Challenging Types of Real Estate Clients | Premier Agent Resources

Even if the ink on your real estate license is barely dry, you’ve probably experienced a challenging real estate client. If not, you will soon …

Marching Into Spring, Realtors' Hopes Rise

For real estate agents, March Madness has begun.<p>The rush is on to throw out clutter, paint walls and clean carpets. Historic data show the peak time for selling homes is April through July, and that means this is the month for spring cleaning.<p>"Freshen up the landscape and add that mulch now," …

Congratulations to our own MRE graduates!

Mary Martinez Garcia<p>Kate Stockert<p>REALTOR® University just had its first Masters of Real Estate graduating class and our own Mary Martinez Garcia and …

Realtor University

Lyft, Airbnb, Uber, other peer-to-peer companies challenge tradition - Kansas City Business Journal

Marcha’s smile beams as passengers duck into her turquoise Nissan Versa — one on the passenger side and one in back — that shines and smells like …

UnGoogle Me: The Case for Scrubbing Search Results

The Internet has much to say about the recent ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union, which determines that if a person wants some …

Millennials Unhappy With Businessweek Campaign Mocking Them

Bloomberg Businessweek took an interesting approach in its effort to court millennials when it shamed them for still living at home with mom and dad …