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Strictly living room: ‘breathtakingly horrific’ Sydney real estate ad goes viral

It was supposed to be funny, says the agent behind the Padstow property listing, which was trending in Australia on WednesdayA Sydney real estate listing has drawn equal parts praise and ridicule for a custom-made two-minute video described as so breathtakingly horrific that it borders on art. The lavish cinematic offering, for a four-bedroom house in Padstow, shows a...

Real Estate Agent Fired Over Racist Comments About K-Pop’s BTS

A real estate agent’s racist comments targeting the popular K-Pop band BTS cost him his job.  Brian Hughes, who worked with real estate firm Highline Residential in New York, attacked BTS on Twitter following their performance last week on “Saturday Night Live” ― the first-ever appearance by a K-Pop group on the show. ASSOCIATED...

Reali raises $20M for its flat-fee real estate platform

Reali, a real estate platform that replaces traditional real estate transaction fees with a flat-fee model, today announced that it has raised a $20 million Series B funding round led by Zeev Ventures, with participation from Signia Venture Partners and other investors. This round brings Reali’s total funding to $30 million. The basic idea behind Reali is...

Harvard investigating head fencing coach for real estate sale involving family of student athletes

(CNN)Harvard University is investigating its head fencing coach amid allegations he conducted a real estate transaction that involved the family of a current and a former student-athlete, the school announced Thursday. Jie Zhao bought Brand's home for for $989,500, according to the deed. At the time, he had a son on the Harvard fencing team and one in...

NAACP leader opposes rent control bid while taking real estate money

California president under fire for opposing pro-tenant measure yet working as a paid consultant for real-estate backed campaignThe California leader of a major US civil rights group is facing backlash for fighting a rent control measure while working as a paid consultant for an opposition campaign funded by real estate companies. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored...

Can average investors take advantage of a new real estate development tax break?

There's a lot of talk about Opportunity Zones. Can anyone invest in them?Opportunity zones are designated as economically distressed areas by each state and certified by the US Department of the Treasury. As a result of recent tax reform, opportunity zones have emerged as a way for distressed neighborhoods to attract needed real estate development and for investors in...

Mudslide victims: School founder, real estate broker remembered

(CNN)The vicious mudflows that raced through the Southern California town of Montecito last week were swift and ruthless. Families were ripped apart when they were swept away, with some victims surviving while others did not.Here's what we know so far about the victims:Roy RohterRohter founded St. Augustine Academy in Ventura, California, in 1994, current headmaster and friend Michael...

This startup just raised $5 million to automate the clunky real estate appraisal process

When Noah Isaacs and John Meadows were best friends growing up in Berkeley, Calif., they dreamed of remaining friends for life. What they didn’t imagine was living together in New York and starting a company together — yet they have. It’s called Bowery Valuation, and it’s aiming to bring commercial real estate appraisals — currently an $8 billion...

Homesnap raises $14 million for real estate intelligence

Rockville, Maryland-based Homesnap has come a long way from its days as a consumer-facing app for displaying information about local homes by taking a photo. While its current app still works this way for prospective buyers, these days its core focus is for U.S. real estate agents, and close to 75 percent of them are said to be using...

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