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AM Linkage: Tech Buses and 'Labor Harmony'; SF Now More Conservative?

"Cats on the go," via Erik Wilson · Supervisors says tech buses need "labor harmony" · Study: SF is getting ever so slightly more conservative · Californians say other people aren't doing enough on drought · Slack, Stripe and other....

Lawsuits: Did Ikea Steal a Famous Norman Foster Chair Design?

Norman Foster's 20-06 Stacking Chair for Emeco on left, Melltorp dining chair by Ola Wihlborg for Ikea on right. Photo via Dezeen In 2006, starchitect Norman Foster designed a slim aluminum chair called the "20-06 Stacking Chair" for the American...

Metropolis 2.0: New French Law Forces New Buildings to Plan for Green Roofs

Photos via Architizer Last week, France passed legislation that requires all new commercial buildings be built with green roofs. The law requires partial roof coverage with either solar panels or rooftop gardens. The plan comes at a particularly green...

Home of the Day: Pierre Koenig reinterpreted in Rancho Palos Verdes

This reimagined post-and-beam, with its folding-plate roofline and walls of glass, builds off of what is formally known as the Henbest-Birkett Residence by Pierre Koenig, architect of Case Study House No. 21 and No. 22 fame. A secondary wing, a fountain entry and a pool are among...

Computer Projects: Brilliant App Reveals What Your Exact Location Looked Like in the Past

All images via Pivot Many recent multimedia projects have tried to present a "then and now" look at different cities by mashing up current images of buildings and streetscapes with historical visuals like old film footage, 18th-century paintings, or ">classic...

Curbed LA: Inside the Malibu Mansion Renting for $750,000 a Month

Who on earth spends three-quarters of a million dollars for 31 days in a beachfront mansion (30 if it's for June)? We definitely aren't rich enough to have any idea and if you're reading this, it means you don't...

Airbnb hosts embracing automated valuations

Many real estate agents gripe that automated home valuations frequently mislead homeowners and can create unrealistic expectations among seller clients. But some owners and hosts of short-term rentals apparently have no problem delegating pricing to algorithms. Beyond Pricing, the provider of a dynamic pricing platform...

Curbed Miami: How Miami is Investing in its Walkable Future

Miami is only the 23rd most walkable city in the U.S., but some experts think it will become significantly more pedestrian-friendly soon. The Atlantic's City Lab, which was co-founded by part-time Miamian and full-time urbanist Richard Florida, raves about...

Zillow Launches Time-Stamped Listings on Rentals

Zillow has announced that rental listings now display up-to-the-minute time stamps.

Govt action hasn't fueled housing bubble: CEO

Peter Redfern, CEO of Taylor Wimpey, says government actions around housing have been supportive and haven't fueled a bubble.

Looking for high quality of living? Move here

Vienna retained its crown as the city with the best quality of life, according to a global survey by management consultancy Mercer.

Association MLS Service Provider Controversy

WAV Group is a leading provider of satisfaction research to a large number of MLSs in the United States and Canada. This type of research is often performed annually by mid-sized MLSs and quarterly by large MLSs. Our satisfaction research...Show More Summary

WAV Group Partner Victor Lund to Speak at Swanepoel T3 Summit

WAV Group partner Victor Lund will be attending the Swanepoel T3 Summit in Las Vegas April 8th-10th. He will be giving a presentation entitled, “The Perspective of a Consultant.” Our firm is honored to be invited to this conference,Show More Summary

One Broker’s Experience with Digital Transaction Management

A broker friend of mine downloaded the WAV Group 2004 Broker Transaction Management study recently and gave me a call. Like every real estate broker in America, she has long adapted her business to online forms. Like most brokerages, she also confesses that they have a forms box of printed forms in every office. Show More Summary

Back to Basics

The other day I was on the phone with Mark Z. He’s a leader of one of the top producing Keller Williams Realty teams in the country. The Mark Z. Home Selling Team closed over $59 million in sales transactions, just short of 500 deals, last year. Show More Summary

The Powerful Magic of Telling Your Story via Video

Sometimes your children really can teach you meaningful things about how to be more successful in your life. In our case the lesson of the power of telling your story via video came from our daughter Alexandra AKA “Sparkles” Lund. As many of you know “Sparkles” is engaged in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles. Show More Summary

Anastasia Leng: ‘Technology allows customization to work at scale’

The Hatch co-founder and CEO on humanizing a website and establishing accountability in the purchase process...

4 tips on tackling the Philippine real estate market

In recent years, the Philippines has made its mark as one of the hottest property markets in Asia. Economic growth remains strong, property prices are rising and interest from overseas investors is increasing. At the same time the real estate market is maturing as buyers become more aware of quality, brand reputation and investment returns...

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