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Thanks for nothing Facebook. My most recent disappointment with Facebook is not about the constant idiotic changes that render me red faced as I Google with hope that someone has posted something about where to locate a setting they have moved for the umpteenth time. No, I am perturbed that on Fa...
05/18/2014
The National Association of Realtors economics group poses this question at the end of their Economic Outlook blog that posted today (May 7, 2014). Here’s a startling fact: Rental households have risen seven times faster than homeowner households in the last decade. There are 7 million new rental...
05/07/2014
Low inventories of available homes have been putting a governor on the U.S. housing market for far too long. Now as we enter the traditional home selling season, recently there were two troubling reports. The first one comes from the NAR REALTORS® Confidence Index survey for March. It notes: “The...
05/06/2014
Politico has a delicious piece called “How to Lose $100 million: The undoing of Tina Brown.”  It tells the tale of how Barry Diller and Sidney Haram merged the Daily Beast and Newsweek: Two money-bleeding publications, one online, one offline, and grabbed magazine magnet Tina Brown to save them b...
05/02/2014
NAR Research surveyed a group of lenders asking about the new QM (Qualified Mortgage) rule that was just implemented in January.   They focused on two key questions: 1. What is the impact of the lending on their business? 2. How could the rule, in turn, impact consumers? Lenders "indicated t...
03/12/2014
Don't miss UK's "Economist" May 5th article: American property The great realtor rip-off Why is it so expensive to buy or sell a house in America? http://www.economist.com/node/21554204 Likely to cause a visceral reaction. Comments?  
05/08/2012
BUSINESS Big Bazooka Talk Keeps Investors on Edgehttp://www.cnbc.com/id/45459599 Why Instagram Is So Popular: Quality, Audience, & Constraintshttp://techcrunch.com/2011/11/27/why-instagram-is-so-popular/ TECHNOLOGY Galaxy Nexus and Android 4.0 gains fans http://gigaom.com/mobile/galaxy-nexus-...
11/28/2011
BUSINESS German 10-year bond auction a "disaster"http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/23/us-markets-bonds-bunds-idUSTRE7AM0Y920111123?feedType=RSS&feedName=businessNews&dlvrit=56943  China Becomes World's Biggest Smartphone Buyerhttp://online.wsj.com/article/SB100014240529...
11/23/2011
BUSINESS Microsoft, Intel Hit by Government Tech Cutshttp://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-11-21/microsoft-intel-inside-suffer-as-governments-cut-spending-tech.html Start-Up New York?http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2011/11/start-new-york/536/  TECHNOLOGY  3-D Projection Tech Makes ...
11/21/2011
BUSINESS  Angie’s List Surges After Pricing Shares at Top of Rangehttp://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-11-18/angie-s-list-surges-after-pricing-shares-at-top-of-range.html  How Apple's Siri Could Destroy Local SEOhttp://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220756  GE begins foray into data softwareht...
11/18/2011
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