IN OTHER NEWS …

Why Aren’t We Buying More Houses On the Internet?  [Slate]  A better and tangentially related question is, why can’t I 3D-print a pizza to eat while I watch the pirated cam of “Avengers: Infinity War” I just downloaded?

Activists Say This Building Would Gentrify Takoma Park – But Isn’t It Already Gentrified?  [Greater Greater Washington]  Sure, gentrificaton is a spectrum, but if Takoma Park became any more gentrified, it would be the set of “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.”

DC Just Might Be Able to Support a Ferry System  [Washington Times]  I like that DC was already full steam ahead on the Georgetown sky gondola before someone was like, “oh right, we could also just take a boat across the river.”

Inside the High-End Mailrooms of Top Luxury Buildings  [Mansion Global]  There would be tons of great things about being wealthy, but having to walk through a “chill hangout space” filled with my neighbors every time I wanted to pick up my Amazon packages would NOT be one of them.

Who Controls the Data that Fuels the Real Estate Industry?  [Marketplace]  Real estate might be the one industry that’s immune to Silicon Valley-style “disruption.”  Take that, nerds.

This Hurricane Season Could Be the Most Expensive Ever  [Curbed]  Catastrophic flooding is twice as common as it was 30 years ago, and last year the US suffered more billion-dollar natural disasters than any year in its history, but hey, my uncle got a forwarded email about how global warming is a hoax, so let’s not jump to any conclusions.

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