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"The 50 Most Important Figures of Commercial Real Estate Finance" - CommercialObserver.com

"In a competitive year for lending, top financiers duking it out for every deal included, left to right, Jeff DiModica, Brian Baker, Kara McShane, Jeff Fastov, Jeffery Hayward and Marcia Diaz..."

"Hot housing market: home buyers are spending more than expected" - USAToday.com

"In January, home prices nationally were up an average 6.2% from a year earlier, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller home price index. Prices have risen nearly 50% from their 2012 bottom. Supply shortages, combined with a healthy job market that’s fueling demand, are blamed for the recent price run-up..."

"New York's luxury real estate market is in correction" - CNBC.com

"Real estate sales in Manhattan plunged 25 percent in the first quarter from a year ago, as the new federal tax law, stock market swings and a glut of luxury condos spooked buyers..."

"A booming housing market has realtors in a bind" - CBSNews.com

"Making a living as a realtor, which has never been easy, is becoming increasingly difficult. A record numbers of them are scrambling to broker a dwindling number of available properties in a hot market as housing prices continue to rebound from recession-era lows..."

"The Starbucks View of Retail Real Estate" - nreionline.com

"As retailers continue to make headlines with bankruptcy filings and liquidations, one major tenant is said to be predicting that if the current environment persists, it might permanently reduce its real estate costs..."

"Travis Kalanick buys real estate company, takes CEO reins" - MercuryNews.com

"Former Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick talks to the media during an event at the 2016 Breakthrough Prize awards ceremony at NASA Ames Research Center, in Moffett Field Mountain View, on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. Kalanick said late Tuesday that he’s buying a controlling stake in a distressed real estate company called City Storage Systems for $150 million and installing himself as CEO..."

"Will Real Estate Technology Find a Home at SXSW?" - PropModo.com

"The topic of real estate may not be catching the headlines on USA Today this week, but there’s a growing real estate and PropTech scene here at the Austin mega-festival this year."

Soon you could own shares of this Brooklyn apartment building with tokens costing just a few dollars - CNBC.com

Soon you could own shares of this Brooklyn apartment building with tokens costing just a few dollars - CNBC.com

"A Brooklyn building may be the first foray into a new investment model that could allow people to invest in a piece of real estate with just a few dollars and the click of a few buttons. Next month, accredited investors can own fractional shares of the five-unit building, represented by tokens purchased through a website built on the ethereum blockchain. Those investors would reap a proportionate amount of rental income. If the building grows in value, so would those shares..."

"Monthly Mortgage Costs to Jump Sharply in 6 Major Markets" - Investopedia.com

"Home prices have been marching higher for several years now, but with mortgage interest rates also ticking up, financing costs are poised to increase significantly in six major markets..."

"'Seller's Market': Foxconn could ignite an already hot housing market" - TMJ4.com

"In Foxconn’s incentive package with the state, the company is supposed to have a thousand jobs in place by the end of the year and eventually employ 13,000 workers. 'As Foxconn comes in and more jobs come in there is that potential that there could be more housing needs,' said Balaka..."

"Tax Law Changes Impacting Real Estate Owners, Developers, and Investors" - JDSupra.com

"On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the 'Act') into law. The Act provides the most sweeping change to the U.S. federal income tax laws in decades and will impact taxpayers engaged in the real estate industry. This alert provides brief answers to some of the important questions we are being asked by real estate owners, developers, and investors concerning the Act and the new partnership audit rules that apply beginning with the 2018 tax year..."

"Lack of Inventory in San Francisco’s Housing Market Has Prices Surging" - MansionGlobal.com

"A lack of supply and thriving buyer demand in San Francisco’s real estate market has the city’s housing market hot under the collar. The market is 'about as heated now as it has been at any time in the past 10 years,' according to a report Thursday by Paragon Real Estate Group, though the brokerage warned that it’s still early in the year to come to any definitive conclusions about where the year is going..."

"In Real Estate, It Pays to Put Women on the Board, Study Shows" - Bloomberg.com

"Real estate is still largely a man’s world, but companies with women on the board are the ones rewarding investors..."

"As housing prices rise on Oahu, would-be homebuyers warm to condos" - HawaiiNewsNow.com

"As housing prices continue to soar, would-be homebuyers on Oahu are turning to a more affordable alternative: Condos. Condo sales increased 6.4 percent in February, compared to the same month last year, according to the Honolulu Board of Realtors. Meanwhile, the median price for a condo on Oahu hit $409,000 in February. That's up from $385,000 a year ago..."

"A Pioneer in Real Estate Blockchain Emerges in Europe" - WSJ.com

"The blockchain technology that underpins cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin could change the way property deals are done and recorded more than any other new technology, real-estate and technology experts say. And Sweden’s nearly 400-year-old land mapping and registration authority is likely to become one of the first government agencies to test using blockchain technology for conducting property sales..."

"A Driverless Future Threatens the Laws of Real Estate" - Bloomberg.com

"'Real estate might be the industry that is most transformed by autonomous vehicles,' said David Silver, who teaches self-driving engineering at Udacity Inc., an online university that has enrolled more than 10,000 students who want in on the transport of the future. 'It could change real estate from a business that is all about location, location, location...'”

"In Toronto’s Housing Market, The Party Really Is Over, Latest Data Shows" - HuffingtonPost.ca

"The once-unstoppable juggernaut that was Greater Toronto's housing market has slowed to a crawl, with preliminary data for February showing sales taking a deep dive and prices well off last year's highs..."

"Beacons pick up where GPS stops: mining data inside buildings" - TheRealDeal.com

"GPS 'is a critical element of digital services in our lives outside of work,' said Chris Kelly, co-founder of the tech-focused office services firm Convene. 'There’s just one problem with GPS: It can’t see inside buildings.' But beacons — tiny devices that can be placed almost anywhere in a room — can. And they are slowly starting to reconfigure the use of commercial real estate..."

"Three Big Myths About LA's Real Estate Bubble" - Forbes.com

"As real estate investors, prospective homebuyers and brokers look back, 2017 could probably be called 'The Year of Real Estate Records.' Dozens of major real estate markets saw rent and home prices continue to rise, sometimes even hitting all-time highs, while building on years of steady growth since the housing collapse a decade ago. It’s truly striking, and with each day that passes, 2018 shows few signs of slowing down..."

"Tenants Demand Technology from Real Estate Industry Still Using Spreadsheets" - PropModo.com

"Despite the trend of modernizing back office real estate processes, a surprisingly high percentage of real estate owners and operators are still using spreadsheets and paper to manage their properties. A new report out today outlines just how large the divide is between what tenants expect and how the commercial real estate industry actually operates..."

"New York's Have and Have-Not Housing Market" - Bloomberg.com

"New York City has added an estimated 488,478 housing units since 1991. For a city that has added 1.1 million jobs over that same period, that's not great, but it's not terrible, either. Where things get complicated -- and in some ways less encouraging -- is in exactly what kind of housing it has added..."

"Ontario regulator probes cryptocurrency use in real estate" - TheGlobeAndMail.com

"Vancouver, B.C.’s hot housing market getting more expensive for foreign buyers" - SeattleTimes.com

"British Columbia Finance Minister Carole James announced measures targeting foreign buyers and speculators in the first budget since her government was elected on a pledge to make housing more affordable..."

"Rental homes are a key cog in the housing market" - TheHill.com

"A shift is underway in the United States housing market. More than ever, Americans, from millennials to baby boomers, are choosing to lease for its flexibility and the numerous benefits of a single-family home, from extra rooms for the kids to a backyard and garage..."

"Housing market: U.S. home construction jumps 9.7% in January" - USAToday.com

"Groundbreakings on new homes jumped 9.7% last month to the highest level since October 2016, welcome news for a housing market struggling with a shortage of homes for sale..."

"Couple Who Bought American Horror Story House Are Tormented by Trespassers, Suing Their Realtor" - People.com

"For a California couple. living in American Horror Story’s Murder House has become a real-life nightmare... Now, the couple is suing their realtor and the sellers, who they say mislead them about the property’s pitfalls..."

"Billionaire Jon Gray, Architect Of Blackstone's $115B Real Estate Business, Named President" - Forbes.com

"When private equity giant Blackstone Group went public in 2007, fewer than a quarter of its $79 billion in assets under management were tied to real estate. Soon after the listing came the worst real estate downturn in at least a generation and it sat at the epicenter of a severe financial crisis. That tumult proved to be an opportunity for the head of Blackstone's real estate business, billionaire Jonathan Gray..."

"The overall U.S. housing market has recovered. But that’s not true in every community." - WashingtonPost.com

"More than half of the largest housing markets have regained all of the value they lost, with the typical home worth $55,200 more than it was at the bottom of the housing bust. But before you applaud, it’s important to recognize that not every housing market has fully recovered..."

"Meet Nick Williams, the Milwaukee Business Journal's new residential real estate, technology reporter" - BizJournals.com

"Meet Nick Williams, the Milwaukee Business Journal's new residential real estate, technology reporter..."

"Meet the finalists for the Best in Atlanta Real Estate Awards" - BizJournals.com

"In addition to the Visionary Award, 22 finalists have been named in seven categories, including Office Deal of the Year, Land Deal of the Year, Industrial Deal of the Year, Mixed Use/Special Use Deal of the Year, Retail Deal of the Year, Rehab/Renovation Deal of the Year, and Residential Deal of the Year..."

"The California Real Estate Inspection Association to Hold 42nd Annual Conference" - PRNewswire.com

"The California Real Estate Inspection Association (CREIA) will be holding its 42nd Annual Conference in April in Orange County and will feature, among other presentations, a presentation on California's new pool safety barrier law, which was in effect as of January 1, 2018..."

"A driverless future may upend the time-tested real estate law: Location, location, location" - SFGate.com

"They're just starting to think about what to do with all the space that could be freed up in a world where cars no longer sit idle for an estimated 95 percent of the time, whether unloved areas without mass transit might soon become more attractive, whether out-of-the-way greenfield sites will become valuable locations for warehouses..."

"Local Realtor receives state honor" - MyJournalCourier.com

"A real estate broker from Jacksonville has been named the 2018 Illinois Realtor of the Year by the Illinois Realtors association..."

"How Gaming Technology is Transforming Commercial Real Estate" - CommercialRealEstate.com.au

"Advances in technology in the field of virtual reality, augmented reality and data analytics are set to usher in the biggest change in the commercial property industry in a generation, a top industry expert believes..."

"Brownstoner RADD Awards Honor 50 Leaders in Brooklyn Real Estate, Architecture, Design" - Brownstoner.com

"Brownstoner announces the Brownstoner RADD Awards, celebrating 50 leaders in Brooklyn real estate, architecture, design and development. The winners will be selected by a panel of judges comprising principals from Apartment Therapy, Alchemy Studio, CWB Architects, FXFOWLE and REBNY, as well as Brownstoner..."

"Economists give high marks to housing market" - HoustonChronicle.com

"The housing market remains healthy, even under the specter of rising mortgage rates and an ongoing construction labor shortage, economists said Wednesday at the Greater Houston Builders Association's annual economic forecast luncheon..."

"Changes In Commercial Real Estate Are Rewriting Landlord Rules For The 21st Century" - Forbes.com

"The digital transformation is more than just another buzzword. As the millennial workforce prepares for middle age, Gen Z is now also entering the workplace and continuing the drive for better technology and mobility. The future of commercial real estate is forcing landlords to evolve and meet a new set of tenant demands..."

"Seattle neighborhoods left off Redfin’s list of hottest housing markets as San Jose leads the way" - GeekWire.com

"Redfin is out with its latest predictions for the nation’s hottest housing markets this year, and somewhat surprisingly, Seattle didn’t show up on the list..."

"2018's Housing Market Looks Good Unless You're A First-Time Millennial Buyer" - Forbes.com

"The Nation’s housing market for 2018 continues to look good according to two recently released reports. Though, first-time Millennial buyers will continue to struggle with affordability especially in high priced areas like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, New York and Washington DC..."

"Announcing the 2018 Capstone Award winners" - BizJournals.com

"Commercial real estate and development had another great year in Kansas City, something that can be seen in the winners of the Kansas City Business Journal's 2018 Capstone Awards..."

"Former MLB star A-Rod bets big on real estate, tech and financials" - CNBC.com

"When it comes to investing in stocks, former Major League Baseball star Alex Rodriguez asks his daughter for advice..."

"Housing Market Outlook: More of the Same" - BuilderOnline.com

Realtor.com® was out Thursday with a report, "State of the Housing Union," that shows the strong U.S. economy and unprecedented housing shortage pressuring potential home buyers striving to attain home ownership. According to the analysis, strong buyer demand, constrained inventory, and ready-to-buy first timers are the key underlying dynamics driving today's housing market...

"Boston Society of Architects Announces Winners of 2017 Design Awards at its Annual Gala" - BostonRealEstateTimes.com

The Boston Society of Architects/AIA announced the winners of 2017 design awards at its annual gala that was held on Thursday. More than 400 people attended the event. The awards were given Housing Design, Unbuilt Architecture and Design, Honor Awards for Design Excellence, the Harleston Parker Medal and the People’s Choice Award, selected among the Harleston Parker Medal finalists...

"Vermont Proves ‘Blockchain-Friendly’, Hosts Real Estate Pilot Program" - CoinTelegraph.com

Propy, Inc., a Palo Alto-based global Blockchain real estate marketplace, announced the launch of a pilot program in South Burlington, Vermont to use Blockchain technology to record real estate documentation, the latest related development in the so-called “Blockchain-friendly” state...

"REBNY honors top industry leaders at 122nd annual banquet" - REW-online.com

"At its 122nd Annual Banquet on January 18th, the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) honored top industry leaders for their civic achievements and contributions to the industry with a spotlight on outgoing REBNY Chairman Rob Speyer, who led New York’s leading real estate trade association with distinction for the past five years..."

"The Natural Disasters Of 2017's Impact On The Housing Market Will Surprise You" - Forbes.com

"Realtor.com recently released research and analysis on the impact of 2017’s natural disasters on the country’s housing market. According to realtor.com most areas saw a delay in-- or disruption--to an estimated 18 to 32 percent of home sales in the month of the disaster..."

"Real Estate Booming in Maine, According to Industry Experts" - WABI.tv

Maine Real estate industry updates for agents, brokers and other housing industry professionals.

"Is China’s housing market about to crash?" - TheRealDeal.com

Real estate market news links from around the world.

"Higher Federal Conforming Mortgage Loan Limits Signal Confidence In Housing" - Forbes.com

Federal Housing Finance Agency news updates for real estate agents.

"Blockchain technology threatens the middleman in real estate transactions" - TheGlobeAndMail.com

Blockchain technology in real estate - news headlines, best practices, statistics and more.

"Why $1 million can’t buy you a luxury home anymore" - MarketWatch.com

Informative news headlines and insight from MarketWatch and Trulia.

"Bitcoin fever hits US real estate market" - StraitsTimes.com

Real estate financial news - Bitcoin and how it affects those of us in the housing industry.

"Why this homeowner will accept Bitcoin for his $45 million mansion" - CNBC.com

Headlines from the top national real estate news sources - cryptocurrency and real estate.

"Austin legal team adds real estate heavy hitters" - MyStatesman.com

Real estate heavy-hitters making waves in Austin and around the nation.

"Battle stories from real estate bidding wars" - WashingtonPost.com

Top news headlines from around the nation that affect the real estate industry.

"Popular real estate agent Logan Lester wins the 2018 Miss Texas USA pageant" - Chron.com

Real Estate movers and shakers making the news in Houston, TX.

"Vail area real estate market cracks $2B for first time since 2008" - DenverPost.com

Denver regional real estate news headlines for agents, brokers, investors and other housing market professionals.

"London Beats Out New York Among Foreign Investors in Real Estate" - Bloomberg.com

Worldwide news headlines that offer perspective on the real estate industry at home.

"Casa Cielo wins a top award at AIA" - SantaFeNewMexican.com

Real Estate headlines from New Mexico and around the nation.

"Property buyers should be aware of real estate lawyers' legal standards" - TheStar.com


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