IN OTHER NEWS…

Inside the $1 Billion Real Estate Company That Operates Entirely in VR  [Singularity Hub]  Technology is becoming the frustrated cubicle worker’s best friend and worst enemy.  Soon you’ll be able to go to the “office” by just putting on a VR helmet, but it won’t matter because AI has already stolen your job.

DC to Consider Redefining “Blighted” Properties  [Urban Turf DC]  I tell this story a lot, but the city once tried to classify my old house in Shaw as blighted because we didn’t mow the lawn.  I think they were just trying to scare us into taking better care of the place.  (Wait, I just realized that’s the entire point of the “blighted properties” law.)

World’s First 3D-Printed Concrete Housing Project to Be Built in the Netherlands  [Arch Daily]  Wow, it’s 3D-printed AND brutalist-influenced?  This is the ultimate hipster architect crossover.  It’s the architectural equivalent to a fixed-gear bike made of avocados.

This 1-Acre Dirt Lot Is Selling for $15 Million  [Business Insider]  It was listed for 1585 days!  Is this what “know your worth” means?

Real Estate Booms In NYC’s Most Flood-Prone Areas  [Patch]  The former NYC real estate guy in the White House swears climate change is a “Chinese hoax.”  Is there a connection there?  Nahhhhhhhh …

Study: SF Has the Highest Rent in the World  [KTVU]  Higher than DC?!  I find that hard to believe.  It’s weird, I’ve never felt so protective and territorial (high rent) about something that has also made my life so miserable.

 

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