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California Housing Revolution?

A pro-market proposal from a liberal state senator offers hope for solving the state’s chronic shortage and high prices.

Urban Design

Airbnb is rolling out a new tier aimed at higher-end travelers

Airbnb today is rolling out a few new additions to their home-booking system, including new tiers that are aimed at higher-end customers called Airbnb Plus and Beyond by Airbnb.<p>The new Airbnb Plus tier has homes that are verified for “quality and comfort,” rolling out with around 2,000 homes to …

Hospitality

Is homeownership becoming the sole domain of the rich?

Most Read<p>While it is true that a timeshare contract is a binding legal document, it is often mistakenly thought that such a contract cannot only be …

Real Estate

Smart Roads Could Protect Us From Self-Driving Car Crashes

The cars will protect the passengers. But who’s looking out for the walkers, cyclists, and other people nearby?<p>What does a self-driving car do when it’s speeding down the road and a pedestrian unexpectedly jumps out in front? Does it veer off the road to avoid the pedestrian and potentially …

Is Salt Lake City the 'Next Denver'?

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Salt Lake City and Denver have more in common than the fact they are big cities, near big …

IMF data validates: Quicken passes Wells Fargo as No. 1 mortgage lender

<b>Quicken Loans</b> announced, just before the Super Bowl, that it officially passed up <b>Wells Fargo</b> as the No. 1 lender in the U.S.<p>The lender then announced …

Finance

Illinois home prices increase in January; sales lower amid tight inventory

Illinois median home prices showed strong gains in January compared to previous-year levels while statewide home sales decreased during the same …

Real Estate

Home Values Grow at Slowest Annual Pace in 15 Months (January 2017 Market Report) - Zillow Research

• Home values rose 6.7 percent in January from a year ago, to a median U.S. home value of $207,600. The highest home value growth was in San Jose, …

How The Drone Industry Evolve In 2018

Drones are a perfect example of how our technology has evolved and will continue to grow in the future. So, what exactly does it offer? For casual users, it is just a fun toy. However, drones have use cases in multiple fields, including safety, health, and industry.<p>Until now, drones have gone on a …

Drones

"Haarlem Shuffle" floating home provides an energy-neutral haven

"The design plays with the perception of the dynamics around the Spaarne, the relationship with Haarlem and the bright open living spaces," says …

Architecture

California’s livability ranking drops to 4-year low

People have to be in a good frame of mind to spend — whether in corporate life or as a consumer.<p>And while California’s “well-being” is slipping, …

Demographics

Another 7,000 apartments expected in downtown Chicago within 2 years

After setting a record for apartment construction in 2017, downtown Chicago will take a breather — but not for long.<p>While only about 3,000 apartment units are expected to be completed this year, developers next year could challenge the record number of downtown apartments — 4,350 units — built in …

Real Estate

Bay Area Universities, Developers Aiming To House Thousands Of Students

The housing crunch in the Bay Area is leaving students with few affordable options, and many universities have been pushing for more on- and …

Housing

Existing-Home Sales Slip 3.2 Percent in January

WASHINGTON (February 21, 2018) — Existing-home sales slumped for the second consecutive month in January and experienced their largest decline on an …

Real Estate

Using Yelp To Find The Next Hot Neighborhood

While tools such as the U.S. census exist and can provide data regarding home prices, rent, wages and demographic changes, the information is often …

U.S. Census

AT&T has named the first US cities that will receive mobile 5G

AT&T announced plans to roll out 5G mobile internet to consumers in a dozen US cities this year, including areas of Atlanta, Dallas, and Waco, Texas, the company announced Wednesday.<p>The early mobile 5G deployments will be based on the newly accepted industry standard for 5G technology, which was …

Telecoms

Most Marketers Believe Tracking Cookies Will No Longer Be Needed - eMarketer

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Digital Advertising

Apartment Managers Experimenting With New Solutions To Growing Package Problem

Many apartment owners have grown the size of their storage rooms to try to keep up with the rapidly increasing volume of packages delivered to their …

Real Estate

Homebuyer Demand Continues to Rise Unabated as National Showing Index Charts 5.2% Year-Over-Year Increase in January

CHICAGO, Feb. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The ShowingTime Showing Index, a leading indicator of confirmed homebuyer demand, revealed that home showings …

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The California Dream is tough to afford if you’re under 40

<b>Click here if you are having trouble viewing the video on your mobile device.</b><p><i>ABOVE: If you’re under 40 or a renter, the California dream of owning a</i> …

Housing

The New Technology That Transfers Data 1,000 Times Faster Than WiFi Is Coming To Offices

A new technology could fundamentally impact the way real estate companies think about digital connectivity. LiFi is an emerging way of transferring …

Internet of Things

California Broker-Owned Escrows Need To Submit Activity Reports

It is time again -- but there is not much time left -- for affected California brokers to submit their annual Escrow Activity Report to the Bureau of …

Real Estate

Forecasts Suggest Homebuyers’ “Typical Mortgage Payment” Could Rise Over 15 Percent This Year

The CoreLogic Home Price Index Forecast suggests U.S. home prices will rise less than 5 percent this year, but if some 2018 mortgage rate forecasts …

Real Estate

The 2018 World's Most Innovative Companies | Fast Company

MIC 2018<p>The 2018 edition of the World's Most Innovative Companies spans more than 350 enterprises across 36 categories, from the world's most valuable firm and its continuing transformation of consumer electronics to a small outfit selling natural gum to preserve rainforests. We hope you're as …

Ben Silbermann

Santa Maria experiencing a building boom

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Home building is back in Santa Maria. The west side of town is buzzing with construction, and new homes are not staying on the …

Real Estate

Small-business confidence hits record high in 2018 after Trump tax-reform win

Small-business confidence is surging in 2018 as optimism rises among small-business owners about the newly enacted tax-reform package, according to …

Small Business

Renters become the majority in Anaheim, Santa Ana, San Bernardino

Attention landlords: Your ability to grow your businesses means that three more big Southern California cities — Anaheim, Santa Ana and San …

Housing