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9/18/2014 8:32:51 PM








9/18/2014 8:32:46 PM

Sanjay Salomon, a content producer for Boston.com’s Digital Marketplaces, shares his house-hunting journey.






9/18/2014 8:32:45 PM

Rick Scherer, vice president and senior mortgage lender of MSA Mortgage, offers homebuyers some advice on getting financial affairs in order before the house hunt begins.






9/18/2014 8:32:39 PM








9/18/2014 8:32:37 PM

Two Boston.com staffers who each recently purchased their first homes share what they learned from attending plenty of open houses.






9/18/2014 8:32:31 PM

The location of HGTV Dream Home 2015 is revealed: Martha's Vineyard, MA.

9/18/2014 5:53:53 PM








9/18/2014 3:42:44 PM

Jim Nemetz of Hammond Residential offers advice on making an offer in the current housing market.

9/18/2014 11:10:53 AM

Real estate agent Debi Benoit advocates for a “poker face” when attending an open house.

9/18/2014 11:10:48 AM

Wall Street Journal Buying & Selling


WSJ.com: Buying & Selling

David Simon's plan to build a retail real-estate empire in Europe similar to the one his family built in the U.S. took a big step with the planned merger between France's Klépierre and Dutch rival Corio.

8/27/2014 12:32:10 AM

Rents for residential units are rising amid sluggish demand for office space, flipping the traditional economic relationship between residential and commercial real estate.

5/16/2014 3:12:19 PM

Blackstone Group is preparing to sell its La Quinta hotel chain, valuing the limited-service hotel operator at about $4.5 billion, including debt.

9/21/2013 8:59:46 AM

China's central bank said it would strengthen its monitoring of default risk from loans to the property sector, local government financing companies and industries struggling with overcapacity.

5/6/2014 10:12:10 PM

A Montessori school that made its home in a 50-foot-wide stone palace since 1970 has closed, making way for what could be the most expensive private mansion ever sold, not only in Park Slope but in all of Brooklyn.

11/13/2012 8:43:08 PM

Wall Street Journal Real Estate


WSJ.com: Real Estate

The stone manor, built in 1925, features a distinctly English aesthetic, from the gardens to the interiors

9/18/2014 8:47:18 AM

Easy-going musician Dave Koz rents the small Sausalito home of late architect John Marsh Davis, known for his bold, confrontational aesthetic

9/18/2014 10:54:26 AM

The roughly 7,850-square-foot house is in Yellowstone Club, a private golf and ski community.

9/18/2014 4:20:31 PM

Forget appliances and china—couples headed to the altar are signing up for cash-gift registries to fund home projects

9/17/2014 9:53:16 AM

The world champion grows up in a tiny house in East Los Angeles, determined to buy his family a better home

9/16/2014 12:09:21 PM

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WIRED

Sputnik, Hippies and the Disruptive Technology of Silicon Valley

Sit down and talk with anyone about technology and you’ll have little trouble arguing that the San Francisco Bay Area is the quintessential location for tech startups. The area offers unparalleled access to high quality engineers, venture capitalists and superb universities. But the reason this particular spot ended up at the heart of the technology […]

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9/18/2014 1:20:16 PM

Science Graphic of the Week: An Algorithm That Decodes the Surface of the Earth

A study published last week in the Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing describes an algorithm that can classify land cover types with minimal nudging from humans.

The post Science Graphic of the Week: An Algorithm That Decodes the Surface of the Earth appeared first on WIRED.








9/18/2014 1:16:13 PM

“Let’s Take a #Selfie,” Said the Monkey: A Case of Questionable Copyrights

A recent monkey “selfie” took the media by storm, wowing the web and going viral on every major news site from the BBC to The Huffington Post. Circles of internet whisperers across the globe debated whether the photo’s copyright belonged to British wildlife photographer David J. Slater or, in fact, a crested black macaque who […]

The post “Let’s Take a #Selfie,” Said the Monkey: A Case of Questionable Copyrights appeared first on WIRED.








9/18/2014 12:42:40 PM

Boom! Earth’s Population Could Hit 12 Billion by 2100

Earth is fast becoming a more crowded place — and it may become more crowded than expected. According to a new projection of human population growth, there could very well be 12.3 billion people by century's end, up to two billion more than some estimates.

The post Boom! Earth’s Population Could Hit 12 Billion by 2100 appeared first on WIRED.








9/18/2014 12:00:51 PM

15 Insanely Great Tricks to Master Apple’s iOS 8

So, you just downloaded iOS 8. Looks pretty familiar, right? But there are a bunch of differences, and not all of them will be immediately obvious. Let us show you.

The post 15 Insanely Great Tricks to Master Apple’s iOS 8 appeared first on WIRED.








9/18/2014 9:00:21 AM

Explore Black Holes and Destroy Planets in the Awesome New Interstellar Game

Remember those solar system mobiles and models that used to populate your science classrooms? Remember how you ripped off Pluto in anger once some jerks (fine, astronomers) decided it was now a just "dwarf planet"? Wait, not everyone did that? OK, that's cool. However, for those of us who would stare at those mobiles and dream of building universes of our own design, the new app promoting director Christopher Nolan's upcoming space epic Interstellar enables all of those fantasies to come true.

The post Explore Black Holes and Destroy Planets in the Awesome New Interstellar Game appeared first on WIRED.


9/18/2014 9:00:17 AM

Apple Takes a Swipe at Google in Open Letter on Privacy

Apple wants you to know that your data is safe in their hands, and on Thursday, the company launched a new website, complete with a letter from CEO Tim Cook, to explain just how your information is protected.

The post Apple Takes a Swipe at Google in Open Letter on Privacy appeared first on WIRED.








9/18/2014 8:49:05 AM

Lustful Leafhoppers Locate Each Other Through Good Vibrations

It can be hard to find a mate when you’re less than 5 mm long. Luckily, leafhoppers can pick up on each other’s vibes. The first step in mating is identifying and finding a partner. Nearctic leafhoppers (Scaphoideus titanus) do this through vibrations. They communicate by sending out vibrations, which are carried by the plants […]

The post Lustful Leafhoppers Locate Each Other Through Good Vibrations appeared first on WIRED.








9/18/2014 8:45:43 AM

When Extrapolation Fails Us: Incorrect Mathematical Conjectures

It is well-known that our intuition is not perfect. We are predictably irrational in a huge number of ways in our everyday lives. But what about something a bit more sophisticated? Are there times when we use our reason—our ability for extrapolation and prediction—and still fail, because things are simply too complicated. This sort of […]

The post When Extrapolation Fails Us: Incorrect Mathematical Conjectures appeared first on WIRED.








9/18/2014 8:44:54 AM

This New Internet Security Tool Guards Goldman Sachs From Eavesdroppers

When security researchers uncovered the Heartbleed bug, it underscored a big problem for companies that want to spread out on the internet without exposing their secrets: Even if they’re using common encryption techniques to secure their data, their sites may still be vulnerable to eavesdroppers. But five months on, a San Francisco startup called CloudFlare […]

The post This New Internet Security Tool Guards Goldman Sachs From Eavesdroppers appeared first on WIRED.


9/18/2014 7:00:31 AM