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How a US startup is helping senior-living communities step into the digital age

Every apartment at the Cardinal at North Hills, a two-year-old retirement and assisted-living community in Raleigh, comes equipped with a pull cord.


App-based startup connects Seattle-area commuters with unused parking spaces

When Helene Costa moved to Seattle with her husband in 2013, she noticed something about their new apartment building near Seattle Centre.


China lures chip talent from Taiwan with fat salaries, perks

A huge pay rise, eight free trips home a year and a heavily subsidised apartment. It was a dream job offer that a Taiwanese engineer simply could not refuse.


‘These are poverty-level jobs in Facebook’: Silicon Valley security officers protest for better wages

Eric Murphy generally makes about US$2,400 (RM9,611) per month after taxes as a security guard at Facebook, but his dream right now is not to buy a home or even rent out a one-bedroom apartment in San Jose, which averages about US$2,460 (RM9,851) monthly.


Airbnb defeats Aimco lawsuit over unauthorised subleases

Airbnb Inc defeated a lawsuit by Apartment Investment & Management Co, one of the largest residential landlords in the US, alleging that the online home-sharing marketplace enables tenants to break their lease agreements through unauthorised sublets.


How to leave an online review that’s helpful to others

Writing an online review of a hotel or holiday apartment can provide helpful advice for other travellers, and can also help the owner to understand what needs to be improved.


Virtual reality expected to shake up future of real estate

Nearly a year before Jack Sazama will actually set foot in his new digs at the Spectrum apartments near the University of Minnesota, the freshman strapped on a set of cheap plastic goggles, strolled through his new apartment in virtual reality and then signed a lease.


San Francisco voters defeat measure restricting Airbnb rentals

A measure to restrict short-term rentals in San Francisco failed at the polls, handing a victory to home and apartment rental companies like Airbnb, the target of the measure.


San Francisco voters poised to defeat measure to limit Airbnb rentals

San Francisco voters were poised to defeat a controversial ballot measure to curb short-term home and apartment rentals, handing a victory to companies such as Airbnb, early results showed.