Ribbon simplifies purchasing a home by enabling homebuyers with an all-cash, guaranteed-to-close “Ribbon Offer” to present to sellers. Buyers are pre-approved for a purchase and home valuations are completed within 24 hours, making the offer experience fast, transparent and predictable.
On November 5, 2019, The Washington Center for Real Estate Research and Fannie Mae will convene innovators, housing leaders, and academics—in person and by livestream—to explore the intersection of housing, innovation, and tech
The most prosperous American metropolitan areas have established footholds in innovative, technology-driven industries. But it’s difficult to identify the companies on the cusp of achieving significant breakthroughs. A new analysis seeks to fill this knowledge gap by better measuring the “economic development frontier” of U.S. metropolitan areas, analyzing Crunchbase data of high-tech startups using principles and methods advanced by the field of economic complexity.
There has been both a drop in the population growth rate and a shift of growth to the Central Valley exurban metropolitan areas. This expansion was partly justified by the increase in “extreme commutes” – one way work trips of 60 minutes or more. This increased the Bay Area’s already abundant land supply, particularly with the addition of Modesto and Merced. The Central Valley Exurbs added a plain nearly 100 miles north to south and more than 40 miles east to west.
A company called Katerra wants to revolutionize the building industry. The firm’s mission is akin to a moonshot. Unlike virtually all other industries, which have leveraged technology to improve efficiency, construction is long overdue for productivity improvements. If successful, Katerra will bring cost savings to construction and help address climate change. It’s a big if.
Check out project details for Legacy on Park Avenue in greater Vancouver, BC. By bringing together cross- laminated timber (CLT) and conventional light-frame wood construction, the project breaks from more traditional rectilinear designs.
Almost 2,000 informal settlements in Delhi are set to be legalized under a law adopted by the government, which officials claim would give more than four million residents the right to own their homes in India’s capital.