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‘House Party’ Podcast: Can Your Swimming Pool Kill Coronavirus? Plus, How We Really Feel About Netflix’s ‘Selling Sunset’

Posted by: | Posted on: May 30, 2020


“House Party” is realtor.com®’s official podcast about the overlapping worlds of real estate and pop culture, hosted by Natalie WayErik Gunther, and Rachel Stults. Click the player above to hear our takes on this week’s hot topics.

Considering we practically eat, sleep, and breathe real estate, we thought it was high time we watched “Selling Sunset,” a Netflix reality show that’s billed as a mix between “Million Dollar Listing” and “The Real Housewives” franchises. After sitting through all 32 minutes of the pilot episode, it’s clear that the soapy reality series leans more toward the latter. Real estate and home design take a back seat to catfights and drama. Were we into it, or did the lack of authenticity make watching it a painful experience? We give our

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CBRE Touts COVID-19 Response in Corporate Responsibility Report

Posted by: | Posted on: May 30, 2020

Los Angeles-based CBRE Group made public several initiatives to help its employees and give back to the communities it operates in, according to the company’s recently-published Corporate Responsibility Report.

“Our people have stepped up to help clients navigate COVID-19′s challenges and also answered the call within their communities. In addition, we organized the largest fundraising campaign in CBRE’s history, recognizing that our corporate response, like the challenge facing the world, needed to be unprecedented,” Bob Sulentic, CBRE’s president and chief executive officer, said in prepared remarks.

The efforts detailed in the report started with making it mandatory for employees to work from home. According to the report, employees at the company’s Wuhan, China office were required to work from home beginning Feb. 3. On Feb. 24, CBRE employees in Milan, Italy had to work from home and the company closed the rest of its EMEA offices by March 16. US

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Amid the Covid-19 Crisis, Single-Family Homes May Be the Smart Investment

Posted by: | Posted on: May 30, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has many Americans rethinking the kind of lifestyle they want. Apartment living in central, densely populated urban areas is losing its appeal as residents are subject to building restrictions and risk coming into contact with people infected by the virus.

Polling data suggests that nearly one-third of Americans are considering a move to less populous areas, and in some regions, they are already relocating. Between March 15 and April 28, moves from New York City to Connecticut, for instance, jumped 74% compared to the previous year, and the Hamptons have already been flooded with New Yorkers fleeing the city.

The desire for space and privacy—and for control over who comes and goes from one’s home—is stronger than ever, making single-family homes an especially smart investment now.

“Single-family homes in the post-Covid era are a more flexible kind of living arrangement,” said Janet Feinberg Schindler, a broker with

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The New Office Is An Ecosystem of Workspaces and Experiences

Posted by: | Posted on: May 29, 2020

Unquestionably, COVID-19 has dramatically changed the way we work and our concept of the workplace. But the question that businesses are now wrestling with is, how those changes will affect offices as they reopen?

Real estate giant Cushman & Wakefield recently published The Future of Workplace, surveying more than 40,000 people globally about their work experiences during the pandemic to assess how employees are coping and what the new normal will look like. (The respondents represent approximately 30 companies across nearly 20 industries.)

The upshot: Employees are adjusting well to working from home and their productivity levels remain surprisingly high. However, as businesses reopen, the future workplace will no longer be limited to a single place; instead, it will be an ecosystem of various locations and experiences.

Here are some of the key findings:

  1. Productivity can occur anywhere, not just at the office:
  • Pre-COVID-19, remote workers were more engaged
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Mark Bezos, Brother of the World’s Richest Man, Selling $11M Home in Scarsdale

Posted by: | Posted on: May 29, 2020

Mark Bezos—brother of world’s richest man Jeff Bezos—is selling his swanky estate in Scarsdale, NY. The mansion is listed for $11 million.

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Mark Bezos, younger brother of world’s richest man Jeff Bezos, is selling his swanky 4-acre estate in Scarsdale, NY, for $11 million.

Built in 1905, the property last changed hands in 2008 for $4 million. The younger Bezos soon embarked on a major renovation to the home.

It now features modern amenities and “timeless finishes,” according to the listing, which describes it as “one of the most beautiful homes in Scarsdale.”


The property includes a main house with six bedrooms, four bathrooms, and five powder rooms, and a four-bedroom, four-bathroom guesthouse.

Mark
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