Google buys New York office building for $2.1B amid campus expansion

Google said it’s going to splash out $2.1 billion on a New York City office building even as it moves towards a permanent, “hybrid work” approach that will see many of its employees work remotely much of the time. Google’s purchase of the St. John’s Terminal building in Hudson Square, Manhattan, is the largest price

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What to Do With Bug Ugly Real Estate Sites: Part I

Anyone would think massively successful real estate entities on the web could afford the very best digital engagement. And they can, they just somehow don’t see fit to offer gripping aesthetics, a real conversation, and true value to visitors – at least not their best efforts. This begs the question; “Should Google factor in aesthetics and social media engagement where relevance is concerned?” Maybe Google + will?

Nashville Suffers Worst February Sales In Forever

In real estate news from Nashville, Tennessee, the market there took its worst hit in 10 years when home sales went through the basement in February. According to a report from The Tennessean, home sales feel over 12% compare to February, 2010. A report from the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors showed homebuyer interest in Nashville at an all time low.

Google Realty – All Done or Phase Two?

Real estate agents and companies can glean a great deal from observing cutting edge digital entities like Google. This goes without saying, but is often overlooked by even savvy Realtors. Of note, week before last Google announced their discontinuing of listings for real estate on Google maps.

AOL Real Estate Gets A New Engine

Move Inc. is now the horsepower for AOL Real Estate search, but is this a win for the home buyer or owner in need of real estate results? In a move akin to the Yahoo-Zillow one of last year, AOL and Move Inc. consolidate forces, but to what end?

Take A Chance On Pittsburgh

The real estate market in Pittsburgh may well take off sometime in 2011. The barometer of economic change for some US cities looks far better than for others, and Pittsburgh has several sectors which bear watching. If the US Steel Tower financial situation is any indicator, the city will either fly or flop this year.

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