Real Estate

Climate change is real and is having a sizable, immediate impact on how investments are evaluated. ESG —  environmental, social and governance criteria used by investors to evaluate a company’s operations — is what brings sustainability and profitability together in today’s new era of investments. We’re already seeing the result: In 2018, 26% of all
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What happened in California isn’t the first time that we progressives let our idealism get the better of us.  Getty On Tuesday, fifteen officials from the White House toured Skid Row in Los Angeles with the head of a local homeless shelter. “Four or five of them were from the Environmental Protection Agency,” Rev. Andy
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Woman walks past Fannie Mae in Washington. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said President Donald Trump “has approved” the Treasury’s plan to reform mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Mnuchin appeared before the Senate Banking Committee Tuesday and refused to confirm that when asked then, but said he had since confirmed
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Back in 2015, one analysis estimated that Americans are exposed to between 4,000 and 10,000 ads daily, making today’s consumers more overwhelmed than ever with media competing for their attention. This influx has meant that for those looking to market luxury real estate, strategic messaging and targeted media is critical. For a recent report, “Media
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An Open house in Dallas, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. Bethany Jordan | CNBC Mortgage rates are around the lowest in three years, but buyers are suddenly much more cautious about purchasing a home. Competition is cooling, and consequently sellers can no longer command any price. Consumer sentiment in housing did improve in August, according to
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With competition increasing among internet-based real estate firms for control of the homebuying and -selling market, companies including Opendoor, Redfin and Zillow are seeking ways to design an end-to-end experience when consumers buy, sell or trade a home online. On Thursday, Opendoor — which makes instant online offers to buy homes — announced it was
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2020 Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the Presidential Gun Sense Forum in Des Moines, Iowa, August 10, 2019. Scott Morgan | Reuters Joe Biden’s associates still expect Andrew Goldman, who co-founded a natural gas company, to serve as co-host for a fundraiser for the Democratic presidential candidate Thursday
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An employee entrance sign stands outside Freddie Mac headquarters in McLean, Va. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images WASHINGTON – The Trump administration on Thursday released its first formal plan to overhaul the housing finance system and begin the process of removing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from government conservatorship, where they have been
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outdoor portrait of well dressed middle age caucasian adult woman and man couple under falling large group of money Getty I know what that title sounds like. It sounds like a get rich quick scheme. In which case, it sounds like a scam. If that’s how you perceived it – and I’m guessing you probably
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The United States is one of the 20 most dangerous places to live in the world, and critics blame much of it on gun-related crime. Getty Gun violence regularly tops the news in the United States, and the impact is far-reaching , according to a new survey from InterNations, a global community and information site for people
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Perhaps you experienced a bidet while traveling in Europe or Asia, where they’re fairly common. On first glance at your hotel’s bathroom, you might have wondered why there seemed to be a second, mini  toilet in the room. (That was my befuddled reaction as a recent college graduate visiting Italy in the early 1980s.) These fixtures
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Prospective homebuyers tour a model home in Albuquerque, N.M. Sergio Flores | Bloomberg | Getty Images After holding steady two weeks ago, mortgage interest rates resumed their retreat last week, but that did not boost mortgage demand. Mortgage application volume decreased 3.1% for the week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index. Volume
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To succeed in contemporary society, it’s vital to understand the co-intuitive principles of power. Power comes from these four things: change, information, mass or control. You can sell your time, during which you expend your energy to bring about a certain result (which means you create change). You can also possess unique information, valuable to
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Hong Kong protests have expanded from opposing a controversial extradition bill to calls for greater government accountability. Getty Even though Macau casino review fell for a second straight month in August, ongoing anti-government protests in Hong Kong have had little direct impact on Macau tourism and gaming to date. But resulting disruptions and the larger issues
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Venus Williams’ firm V Starr Interiors is designing Serena’s modern South Florida home. (Julian Finney/Getty Images) Getty It’s Labor Day weekend. That means NFL football, U.S. Open Tennis and barbecues take center stage. But design? Design doesn’t typically make headlines this time of year—unless it’s related to football or tennis. And so it does. In
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Pedestrians walk past commercial real estate in Manhattan. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images International investors became net sellers of commercial real estate this year for the first time since 2012. There was no one country accounting for the change, instead a small pullback in purchases that changed the investment equation. Investors made direct
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