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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Redfin chief economist Nela Richardson sees two profound market dynamic shifts that should play a catalytic role in the present and near-future housing market: The first is a slowdown in home price growth. The second is a shift in pricing power from sellers to a more balanced market. Add...
Arizona Republic staffer Catherine Reagor reports on how incentives are driving what pace there is to speak of while the Phoenix economy and job market treads water. Reagor's piece includes a litany of discounts, give-aways, and inducements builders are trying to reel in buyer business.
National Association of Home Builders research economist Rose Quint notes that the NAHB Multifamily Production Index (MPI) posted a gain of five points to a reading of 58 for the second quarter. It is the 10th straight quarter with a reading of 50 or above.
By the end of the year the Federal Housing Finance Agency will have to have a new set of housing goals for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. As a result, the agency is looking ahead and planning its housing goals for 2015 through 2017.
Wall Street Journal staffer Craig Karmin reports on a re-trend (paywall): A luxury hotel operator is trying to revive a failed condo-hotel project in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., hoping that a formula that faded during the economic downturn can make a comeback.
Consumers continue to regain confidence, but they may be concerned about the near future. The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index increased for the fourth consecutive month to 92.4 in August. But the expectations for the next six months remained unchanged.
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