Kenny Kane is the Chief Operating Officer at Firmspace. The idea of a shorter workweek has been around for decades. In fact, it was FDR who supported a 30-hour workweek in 1933 as a way to stimulate employment after the Great Depression. While opinions on shorter workweeks have been largely split since the days of FDR,
Even though the Federal Reserve didn’t raise its benchmark rate Wednesday, your borrowing costs may still start to head higher. Rising prices brought on by the economic recovery are paving the way for the central bank to unwind last year’s bond buying. While the central bank said that interest rates will stay near zero for now,
A custom home destined to be the next legendary estate in Los Angeles is coming to market in Bel-Air for $55 million. The ground-up new construction, located on Saint Cloud Road in the desirable East Gate section, evokes the works of master architects Paul R. Williams and Roland Coate with its Georgian-inspired design. The team
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., left, hugs Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., outside of the Capitol on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. Rep. Bush was preparing to do a tv interview while waiting for official word from the Biden administration on an eviction moratorium renewal. Bill Clark | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images A group of Democrats
Kirkland, Washington, the Seattle suburb that had one of the nation’s first clusters of Covid-19 cases at its Life Care Center nursing home early last year, led the U.S. for home-flipping profits during 2021’s second quarter, according to an AATOM report ranking the nation’s zip codes. A typical home flip in the 98033 zip code,
Climate catastrophes are poised to destroy American homes, and banks are starting to calculate their risks. Jesse Kennan, Associate Professor of Real Estate at Tulane University, refers to this process as “underwaterwriting” or “blue-lining,” depending on whether you’re looking at it from the point of view of the bank or consumer respectively. Underwaterwriting is a
A buyer trades money for commercial real estate. A seller trades commercial real estate for money. It’s as simple as that. Why, then, do commercial purchase and sale transactions become so complicated and entail so much negotiation? To begin with, commercial real estate assets are complex, often involving many leases and other documents related to
Outdoor seating at Estiatorio Milos Tanja Yokum In August, the Gerber Group’s Manhattan bars and restaurants started hiring more workers in preparation for an influx of customers returning to the offices the following month. The labor crunch meant those restaurants weren’t fully staffed even after the hiring push, which turned out to be a blessing
This month, Village Properties marks its 25th Anniversary as Santa Barbara’s leading locally-owned independent brokerage. It’s been an upward trajectory for the company since it was founded in 1996. As of August 2021, Village properties has sold $1.8 billion worth of real estate across 12,000 transactions. Last year, the brokerage held a 16% market share. That’s quite
An Emirati woman paddles a canoe past skyscrapers in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Christopher Pike | Bloomberg | Getty Images Abu Dhabi’s property market is showing signs of steady growth, as the oil rich capital of the United Arab Emirates recovers from the deep blows of the coronavirus pandemic.
When shopping for a new home, some people get excited about a giant walk-in closet with built-in shelving; Others daydream about a private outdoor space with panoramic views. But what you think sells a home is different from what actually sells a home. The room that tends to make the biggest impact and tip homebuyers
Brick-and-mortar real estate may seem like the only tangible thing left in an increasingly virtual world, but it too is being taken over by artificial intelligence. Some of the biggest names in the business, such as Compass, Zillow and LoanSnap, are now employing AI to help find buyers the perfect mortgage and the perfect home.
Having left their hearts in San Francisco during the depths of Covid, people are returning to the City by the Bay. Lots of them have been drawn by the rebounding sense of normalcy afforded by the city’s comparatively high rates of inoculation. Many have also been lured by a renewed focus on what might be
Christy Gentry and her husband have been dealing with California’s wildfires for the past four years. In 2017, the couple evacuated their Santa Rosa home for three weeks. In 2019, they were forced to cut a trip to Hawaii short and get their animals and stuff out of their house as a fire approached. “It
Elizabeth Sutton is one of today’s most popular contemporary artists. Her designs have been displayed everywhere from Bergdorf Goodman to Frette’s Madison Avenue flagship location, The Plaza Hotel, Saks Fifth Avenue in Brickell, Eden Rock in St. Barth, and even on Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing. You may have also seen her work in some unexpected
Determining the best way to ensure your financial security can seem overwhelming. For James and Michelle Bethe, deciding what to do with the $200,000 they had in savings had them at a standstill. As a teacher, Michelle, 36, has a pension for retirement and James, 38, has some money in a 401(k) plan. For Michelle,
CEO and Founder of L.A. Property Management Group and Crown Commercial Property Management. Researching the credit of rental applicants is essential to choosing the most qualified tenant for a unit, now more than ever. Credit can’t tell you everything you need to know about an applicant, but historically, it has provided important information in the selection process.
Residential single family homes construction by KB Home are shown under construction in the community of Valley Center, California, U.S. June 3, 2021. Mike Blake | Reuters Anyone searching for a home today knows full well the pickings are slim. The supply of U.S. homes for sale is near a record low, and the gap
The dizzying gains in home prices seen earlier this year may have peaked, according to data from House Canary. That doesn’t mean it’s bargain-basement time. The median listing price increased 7% in August’s last week from a year earlier, compared with a 16% annualized gain in May, according to a House Canary report. The median
People queue to undergo nucleic acid testing for the Covid-19 coronavirus in the city of Ruili which borders Myanmar, in China’s southwestern Yunnan province on July 5, 2021. STR | AFP | Getty Images China’s zero-Covid approach could worsen the debt situation of the country’s companies, some of which are already in financial distress, says
Everything’s coming up roses for the Shubert Organization. As the Broadway landlord begins to reopen its 17 Broadway theaters for the first time in 18 months during the COVID-19 pandemic, it will also receive more than $82.3 million from a blockbuster real estate deal. Shubert recently agreed to sell two vacant lots on Eighth Avenue