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Is the Future of Construction Management Extended Reality?

You have heard of VR and maybe even AR, but have you heard about XR? XR stands for extended reality and is an umbrella term for virtual, augmented, and mixed reality technologies. It is also the term the architecture and engineering industries use for the immersive 3D imaging being deployed on construction sites worldwide.One significant difference between XR and VR/AR is that XR doesn’t require a headset. Many extended reality applications sim

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The Magic of 360° Panoramic Virtual Tours

Imagine being whisked away to a breathtaking location, exploring its nooks and crannies at your own pace, all from the comfort of your couch. This isn’t some fantastical dream; it’s the power of 360° panoramic virtual tours. These immersive experiences are revolutionizing the way we explore the world, offering a captivating blend of reality and virtuality. A Portal to New Destinations Unlike traditional photos or videos, 360° virtual

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Top 10 Most Affordable Beach Towns in 2024

Owning a waterfront property is a dream for many Americans. Here’s where your clients can snag a beach house in the U.S. for under $450,000.Most Americans say they dream of owning a vacation home, according to a new realtor.com® survey, and many hope it’s near a beach. But beachside property often comes with a hefty price tag.Realtor.com® found pockets across the country offering bargains on the beach in its list of America’s 10 most

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A Big Mistake Home Buyers are Making with their Mortgages

They could save “hundreds of dollars a month” by doing this one simple task, a housing expert says.As mortgage rates once again move above 7% this week, more home buyers may be desperate for savings to better afford homeownership. But housing experts say a common mistake could be costing them thousands of dollars in potential savings: failing to shop around for their mortgages.Slightly more than half—54%—of recent buyers who recently took

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Home Prices Reach New High in March, Case-Shiller Says

‘We’ve witnessed records repeatedly break in both stock and housing markets over the past year,’ Brian D. Luke at S&P Dow Jones Indices says The numbers: Home prices in the 20 biggest U.S. metros hit another all-time high, as the housing market remains hampered by a low number of properties for sale.The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city house price index rose 0.3% in March compared to the previous month. Home prices in th

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Rising Mortgage Rates Once Again Blamed for Sales Slump

“But the Federal Reserve’s anticipated rate cut later this year should lead to better conditions, with improved affordability and more supply,” says NAR’s chief economist.As mortgage rates climbed above 7% in April, would-be home buyers appear to have pressed pause, revisiting their house-shopping budgets. As a result, pending home sales dropped nearly 8% in April. However, housing experts predict a turnaround could be coming soon.The Nat

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Buyer’s Remorse Rooted in Surprise Property Issues

Consumers may be distracted by fancy fixtures and finishes during a home tour, overlooking more serious problems, researchers say.Eighty-two percent of home buyers express regrets about their recent property purchase, according to a new survey(link is external) from Clever Real Estate. Their most common regret: buying a home that requires too much maintenance.Twenty-eight percent of home buyers say they were shocked at the cost and time

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5 Financial Solutions for First-Time Buyers

It’s no secret that housing costs have become increasingly expensive over the past few years, and there’s no sign of a drastic market change anytime soon. Hopeful first-time buyers are arguably experiencing the crunch more than anyone else, with many feeling like their long-held dream of purchasing real estate is simply out of reach. What clients may not realize is that there are numerous financial solutions available that can alleviate some

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Consumers Worried About Labor Market as High Interest Rates Take Toll

The University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index for May was down 10% from a month ago.Consumer sentiment in May fell after three consecutive months of little movement, according to the University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index.The final reading for May of 69.1 was a slight improvement from two weeks ago when the preliminary estimate saw the index drop 10 points to its lowest level in six months as consumers soured on inflatio

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Entire Communities of For-Rent Homes are Popping Up in Central Florida as Buying Prices Soar

With unprecedented home prices and generationally high mortgage rates, more people are looking for rental options — and not apartments — but single-family homes.You've probably seen some of these communities throughout Central Florida. WESH 2 spoke with developers and renters about why this growing trend is here to stay.“I previously resided in New York and came to Florida for the good weather, more family-oriented environment, fresh air, s

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