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Real Estate Oversupply Becoming Bigger Problem For China

If you build it they will come. Eventually. That’s been the mantra of Chinese real estate developers and their lenders who have been throwing them buckets filled with yuan for the past several years. Now, an oversupply problem in second and third tier cities promises to derail the economy by as …

Zillow/Trulia merger is about home loans, not homes

In the articles I’ve read dissecting the events of the last few days, I’ve been surprised to find virtually no reference to what I believe is a key …

Real Estate

Nation's biggest brokerage plans websites to outflank Zillow, Trulia, realtor.com

The nation’s largest real estate brokerage, NRT LLC, is preparing to launch two new search portals that are aimed at reducing the company’s reliance …

Video chat lets agents' smartphones do the walking for clients

Joshua Flagg: Entrepreneurship Lessons From A Top Real Estate Agent

I spoke to Joshua Flagg, who is recognized as one of the country’s top real estate professionals and star of the Bravo hit TV show, Million Dollar Listing LA. He’s also the author of <i>Million Dollar Agent: Brokering the Dream</i>. With over 1 billion dollars’ worth of property sold, Flagg is one of the …

Zillow acquires Trulia, could become the Facebook of homes.

The two biggest U.S. real estate websites are about to become one. Zillow, No. 1 in the category, announced Monday that it is buying Trulia, which …

What I’ve Learned By Leading A Startup–And Taking On Google

Jumping into a fight with Google is something most companies would avoid. Chartbeat CEO Tony Haile explains how his company cleverly carved out a slice of the analytics pie (graph), and why your team and culture trump almost everything else.<p><b>1. Do the opposite.</b> <br>I am not the founder of Chartbeat. I …

20 Business Lessons You Don't Want To Learn The Hard Way

A few months ago, we posed this question to ShortStack‘s Facebook fans: “What is one business lesson you learned the hard way?” It began as a simple question to garner engagement, but it led to a long list of business owners’ reminiscences that included some great advice.<p>Of course every business …

Bubblecovery: Why Our Economic Recovery Is Actually An Illusion

As global stock and housing prices continue to climb, an increasing number of people are becoming “true believers” in the economic recovery. But what if the recovery is really a “Bubblecovery”?<p>Bubblecovery is a term that I coined to describe a bubble-driven economic recovery. According to my …