Here's a Harvard Business Review post from Dennis Crowley, founder and CEO of Foursquare, on the future of the social map. Crowley's thoughts shed light on what housing pros might make of future map app solutions.
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Whites, African-Americans, Hispanics, and Asians generally have small but notable differences in what they value most in a home, an NAHB study reveals. Knowing those differences can affect what you stress during a sale.
The federal Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke and without congressional action, state and local governments could start shutting down transit projects this summer.
Austin Business Journal staffer Jan Buchholz reports that Houston-based masterplan developer the Lookout Group has selected Drees Custom Homes, Leander-based Giddens Homes and San Antonio-based Sitterle Homes as home builders for its new Austin MPC, Clearwater Ranch.
Houston Business Journal staffer Jenny Aldridge has an update on construction of a neighborhood for active seniors near the Exxon Mobil campus in North Houston. Taylor Morrison will build 700 homes in a new 257-acre age-targeted community, Bonterra.
Zillow analyst Krishna Rao reports on data that says rapidly rising rents and stagnant incomes have made renting an expensive proposition across the country. Nationally, renters spend more of their income on rent than they have at any point in the past 30 years.
Mortgage rates in the U.S. fell, sending costs for 30-year loans to the lowest since early February as the Federal Reserve confirmed its commitment to provide support for the economic recovery.
MarketWatch's Steve Goldstein spots another sign that the labor market is tightening: A growing number of firms are finding it difficult to retain skilled workers.