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Constructing the Curriculum: William McDonough's Cradle to Cradle Building to Inspire the Next Generation

Tackling the widespread issue of climate change, Universidad EAN (UEAN) in Bogotá, Colombia illustrates the same construction philosophy taught to …

Sustainability

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How Startups Are Making Real Estate Businesses More Efficient

Advances in information technology have generated enormous efficiencies in many industries, including manufacturing, transportation, communications, entertainment, retail and financial services. Yet in real estate, the largest industry of them all, innovation has lagged as agents and brokers have …

Real Estate

August 2017 Existing-Home Sales

• NAR released a summary of existing-home sales data showing that housing market activity this August slipped 1.7 percent from last month but modestly …

Real Estate

Easy Projects and First Impressions

I don’t like to recommend costly repair or improvements, unless absolutely necessary. If you talk with the average owner, they are usually thinking …

Home Improvement

Following, Social Media and 70% to 80%

Do you engage or just watch others? Attending and being “present” or having a presence?<p>I’m reading through some of the changing social media use …

Social Media Marketing

iPhones, Damage from Hurricane Irma, Housing Supply, Unpaid Commissions and Licensing

I’m up early, as usual, thinking. There are changes coming to the industry and I’m thinking about the coming few years. What do I want to see and …

Hurricane Irma

Flood, fix and flip: Houston housing investors see profit in Harvey's wake

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Addressing a real estate conference in flood-ravaged Houston this month, longtime investor Ray Sasser detailed his strategy: buy up to 50 flooded homes at deep discounts, then fix and flip them for a hefty profit.<p>Sasser first followed that game plan after Tropical Storm Allison …

Housing

Don't Budge: 7 Compromises You Should Never Make When Buying a Home

A successful home search all begins with a wish list. Armed with your inventory of must-haves, you'll know how to focus your search and recognize a …

Real Estate

Facebook is dropping $35 million to lease a beautiful, earthquake-resistant skyscraper in San Francisco — take a look inside

Thousands of Facebook employees are about to experience a much more pleasant commute.<p>The social media giant has signed a new lease at 181 Fremont, a mixed-use skyscraper that will be the tallest residential building on the West Coast once it's completed later this year. The tower rises 70 stories …

San Francisco

These are the most bizarre homes you’ve ever seen

These houses are worth writing home about.<p>Oregon resident Bruce Campbell made headlines when he decided to renovate a retired Boeing 727 and turn it …

The housing market has recovered; construction workers haven't

It's one of the great mysteries of the U.S. real-estate recovery: home prices nationally are just a touch below pre-crisis levels, and at all-time …

Home Prices Rise 6.2 Percent In Second Quarter, New Housing Data Show

Home prices across the US continued to show strength in the second quarter as tight supply and soaring demand pushed prices up in almost every region of the country.<p>The median existing single-family home price in the second quarter reached $255,600, a rise of 6.2 percent from the second quarter of …

Real Estate

U.S. Pending Home Sales Unexpectedly Fall on Lean Inventory

An unexpected decline in July contract signings for the purchase of previously owned U.S. homes shows the continuing impact of limited supply on the …

Real Estate

Adults who opt not to have kids cause ripple effects in U.S. housing market

Sara Moran’s closet in her Colonial house, built in 1920, once served as a nursery for a past homeowner. But Moran and her husband don’t need that …

Real Estate

US housing starts fall 0.8 pct., a 2nd straight monthly drop

Homebuilders slowed their pace of construction by 0.8 percent in August, the second straight monthly decline.<p>The Commerce Department says housing …

Real Estate

Bad News For Homebuilders

Homebuilders are flying into headwinds.<p>Recent data show industry fundamentals have deteriorated this year.<p>If interest rates rise, as expected, …

Economy

The Startup Will Give You Cash to Buy a House, Provided You List It on Airbnb

A new startup is offering to give people the cash they need to put a downpayment on a home. There’s just one catch: you’ll also need to be willing to …

Real Estate

New August smart locks know who's coming and going

If you're not getting a push alert every time someone opens your front door, you're living in the past.<p>Smart-home technology company August just announced new versions of its connected locks and doorbell camera.<p>The company's newest locks have a sensor that can tell when a door is open or closed and …

Home Automation

Look out, Nest: Bosch introduces its Connected Control smart thermostat

Why it matters to you<p>The Bosch BCC100 smart thermostat will let you control your home's temperature from anywhere in the world.<p>As we bid adieu to …

Home Automation

You may not live in Florida or Texas, but your insurance rates could spike because of hurricanes

You may not live in one of the areas hit by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, but that doesn't mean your insurance rates will go unscathed.<p>Insurers can't jack up premiums in random states to make up for large payouts to Harvey and Irma victims. But a ripple effect can happen.<p>There's $1.3 trillion in …

Hurricane Irma

Outlook Remains Bright for Commercial Real Estate Despite Price Plateau

The FINANCIAL -- Commercial real estate price growth in large markets is expected to flatten over the next year, but strong leasing demand and …

Real Estate

Direct international flights are Miami’s pipeline to new real estate buyers

Historically, South Florida has had a direct relationship between direct travel routes and real estate growth and prosperity.<p>In the 1920’s, the “Big …

Real Estate

Brilliant zero-energy air conditioner in India is beautiful and functional

New Delhi-based Ant Studio made a zero-electricity air conditioner to combat the brutally hot summers in India’s capital. Built for a DEKI …

Domestic Technology

Most of the houses in southern Florida weren’t built to today’s hurricane codes

After Hurricane Andrew destroyed more than 125,000 of Florida’s homes in 1992, state authorities realized that structures needed to be built stronger. Since 1994, southern Florida homes have had to meet new requirements that ensure they withstand the winds and flooding risks of at least a category …

Weather

Scams and Unlicensed Contracting after Hurricane Irma in Florida / Tips

While waiting for Irma to hit, I thought about a recent advertisement on a local network group. The post offered several services and the individual …

Hurricane Irma

These 3 Companies Are Disrupting Real Estate Tech. Here's How

It's no surprise that in 2016, 235 real estate tech companies received VC funding, compared to just 72 in 2012. Here's a glimpse at the companies who are disrupting this industry.<p>There has been much ado about how real estate is an industry ripe for disruption, and a lot of speculation as to exactly …

Real Estate

So…You bought some Florida Wetlands? Now what?

Someone called me earlier this morning, by mistake. In the conversation, I realized they weren’t interested in buying a property, but thought I might …

Real Estate

Signs Matter

I actually ordered the sign below, but in my defense, this was the third version of a design on the third website. I normally use one of two sign …

Hurricane Harvey