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November linkfest

It’s Word of the Year season, and two British dictionaries are leading the pack. Collins picked lockdown – a word we threw around here in the US but never experienced the way they did in the UK and elsewhere. (A friend of mine is literally confined to her London apartment after spending a month in France: she can’t go outdoors at all.) And Oxford Languages, publisher of the Oxford dictionaries, chose a phenomenon instead of a single word: the impact of the COVID-19 on language. “What struck the...
Tags: Apple, Art, Fashion, UK, London, Writing, Steve Jobs, France, Advertising, US, San Francisco, Urban, Bloomberg, New York Times, Oxford, Linguistics


Why I’m grateful for the lessons and hardship of 2020

It has been a year of unprecedented anxiety and hardship — the phrase “dumpster fire” keeps getting tossed around — but I can’t help feeling grateful for so much of what has happened this year and the resilience it has produced in all of us and in our industry.
Tags: Thanksgiving, Opinion, Lifestyle, Radio, 2020, Agent, Gratitude, Select, Troy Palmquist, Coronavirus


Outdoor kitchens, dining spaces take center stage during holidays

Agents in California, Montana, Arkansas and Louisiana share how buyers are embracing outdoor entertainment spaces for socially distanced holiday gatherings.
Tags: Design, Lifestyle, Radio, Louisiana, Home Design, Kitchens, Select, Pandemic, Outdoor Dining, Coronavirus, Buyer Needs, Entertainment Areas, Blended Spaces, Buyer Wants, Outdoor Kitchens, California Montana Arkansas


Chicago indie brokerage Baird & Warner pays it forward amid virus

Baird & Warner's Stephen Baird and Lucy Wood Baird talk about the company's 162-year mission of giving, including its most recent philanthropical pursuit.
Tags: Chicago, Radio, Agent, Warner, Giving Back, Baird, Brokerage, Select, Baird Warner, Stephen Baird, Coronavirus, Baird and Warner, Indie Brokrerage, Lucy Wood Baird


Jeremih Taken Off Ventilator & Transferred Out of ICU After COVID-19 Health Scare

Jeremih is on the road to recovery after contracting COVID-19. The R&B singer’s family says he’s out of the ICU and has been transferred to a regular hospital room. “Jeremih has been transferred out of ICU,” his family said in a statement. “He will spend the rest of his recovery time in a regular hospital room. The true healing begins. Thank you all for your continued prayers and wishes.” The news comes after the 33-year-old’s agent revealed Thursday (Nov. 19) that he’d been taken off the ventil...
Tags: Celebs, Instagram, Jeremih, Chicago, Pop Culture, Jazz, Jesus, 50 Cent, Good News, Toni Braxton, Sean Don, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Sean Toni Braxton


In chaotic times, Zillow becomes the solution to doomscrolling

People in 2020 are treating the ubiquitous real estate portal as part social network, part salve amid a global pandemic and geopolitical chaos.
Tags: Real Estate, Technology, Lifestyle, Analysis, Radio, New York Times, Agent, Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, Pandemic, Taylor Lorenz, Tiktok, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Coronavirus Pandemic


Realogy CEO doesn’t believe COVID-19 spike will slow down real estate

Realogy CEO Ryan Schneider said Thursday that agents and brokers have already shown they can help clients transact safely — even amid a COVID spike.
Tags: Radio, Realogy, Markets & Economy, Select, News Brief, Ryan Schneider, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Sony Pushes Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway to Easter 2021

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Sony pushes Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway to Easter 2021 Sony’s second entry in the live-action/CGI hybrid franchise, Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, is shifting its release for the fourth time as the studio has elected to push it back from its previous January date to Easter weekend of 2021, marking a full year delay for the James Corden-led family comedy from its original April 3, 2020 date. RELATED: Wonder Woman 1984: Gal Gadot & Patty Jenkins Talk HBO Max Release ...
Tags: Movies, Paddington, Sony, Rose Byrne, Sony Pictures, James Corden, Margot Robbie, Will Gluck, Thomas, Peter, Domhnall Gleeson, Peter Rabbit, BEA, Gluck, ComingSoon, Movie News


Existing-home sales continue to rise for fifth consecutive month: NAR

Existing-home sales in October 2020 were up 4.3 percent from the previous month, and up 26.6 percent from one year ago, according to a report from the National Association of Realtors.
Tags: Data, Analysis, Radio, Agent, Mortgage Rates, Inventory, NAR, Lawrence Yun, Markets & Economy, Select, Realtor.com, Home Prices, Danielle Hale, National Association of Realtors (NAR, Nar Existing Home Sales, Median Home Prices


How one broker is approaching Thanksgiving this year

With COVID-19 cases soaring, Teresa Boardman can't help but think of what's to come. Here's how the holiday season is going to be different this year.
Tags: Thanksgiving, Holidays, Cdc, Opinion, Masks, Service, Radio, Agent, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Brokerage, Select, Teresa Boardman, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Mask Wearing


"I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, other people get it, too. They realize how ridiculous the whole image of Thanksgiving is."

Said "Lyz Jaakola, 52, a member of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, recall[ing] the catharsis she felt as a young woman watching the movie 'Addams Family Values,' a dark comedy released in 1993":In one scene, the Wednesday character, cast as Pocahontas in a children’s Thanksgiving play, goes off script to take violent revenge on the Pilgrims. “You have taken the land which is rightfully ours,” she calmly seethes. “Years from now, my people will be forced to live in mobile homes on...
Tags: Movies, Thanksgiving, Law, America, Native Americans, Ann Althouse, Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Sarah Miller, Coronavirus, Lyz Jaakola


Father Sells Newborn Son for $24,000 After Losing Job Due to Coronavirus

A desperate father in China who was struggling financially made the twisted decision to sell his 40-day-old baby to a willing buyer after losing his job due to the Coronavirus. Police were tipped off on the despicable transaction when the alleged female buyer, known as Xu, was caught riding the train with the baby back […]
Tags: Crime, Money, China, International, Poverty, Slavery, Anime, Xu, Monster Parents, Coronavirus


Japanese Capsule Hotel Turns Itself Into Capsule Office During Pandemic

Anshin Oyado Premier, a capsule hotel chain in Shinjuku, has remodeled one of its floors into a capsule office to retain some business in light of the Coronavirus pandemic and the lack of visiting travelers. The tight office rooms offer a chair, desk, several power outlets, a WiFi Internet connection, an air purifier, wireless mice, […]
Tags: Health, Business, Japan, Shinjuku, Anime, Coronavirus


Rent price growth reaches pandemic peak: CoreLogic

While still down from last year, September rent prices have grown at the highest rate since the start of the pandemic in March.
Tags: Analysis, Radio, Predictive Analytics, CoreLogic, Markets & Economy, News Brief, Rent Prices, Molly Boesel, Coronavirus, Rent Price Growth


Coldwell Banker CEO: Family moves fueling ‘brisk’ sales nationwide

Ryan Gorman said family moves are helping keep the housing market strong despite broader economic challenges during the coronavirus pandemic.
Tags: Analysis, Radio, Industry News, Cheddar, Coldwell Banker, Realogy, Markets & Economy, News Brief, Pandemic, Ryan Gorman, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Coronavirus Pandemic


Judd Apatow Heads to Netflix for Comedy Set During the Pandemic

The United States is in the midst of a massive third wave of the coronavirus pandemic just as the holiday season begins to ramp up, and even with some promising recent developments about potential vaccines, one thing remains certain: COVID will be with us for a while longer yet. Not only in our day-to-day existence, but also in the movies we consume. Case in point: a new report says that Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin) has found his next directing project, and it will be a comedy film set ...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Netflix, United States, Universal, Staten Island, Judd-Apatow, Deadline, Brady, Apatow, Maria Bamford, Old Virgin, Coronavirus, Bigger Longer Uncut Team America, Pam-Brady, Deadline Apatow


What a vaccine could mean for the US housing market and real estate

An effective vaccine could mean a spike in interest rates and return to some pricy metro markets, economists and agents told Inman.
Tags: New York City, Uncategorized, US, San Francisco, Radio, Agent, Vaccine, Compass, Redfin, Markets & Economy, Select, Realtor.com, Danielle Hale, Daryl Fairweather, Warburg Realty, Coronavirus


Germany's new COVID-19 spot is very clever and funny, stay-at-home couch potatoes are national heroes

"Our couch was the front line and our patience was our weapon." Absolutely amazing coronavirus 'stay at home' spot from the German government, above. You might not think of humor as an effective way to drive home the message that staying at home helps slow the spread of COVID-19. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, Science, News, Funny, Germany, Public Health, Humor, Coronavirus


Disney CEO Bob Chapek said he is 'extremely disappointed' with California Gov. Gavin Newsom's call to keep Disneyland closed as COVID-19 cases soar

Disney will lay off 28,000 employees at Disneyland and Walt Disney World as the company continues to struggle with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the six-month closure of its Anaheim theme parks, the company announced today. Jeff Gritchen/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images Disney CEO Bob Chapek said he is "extremely disappointed" in California's call to keep Disney's theme parks in the state closed well into 2021. The comment was made during Disney's fourth-q...
Tags: News, Entertainment, California, Disney, US, Trends, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Gavin Newsom, Anaheim, Bob Chapek, Jeff Gritchen, Chapek, Los Angeles Disney, CNBC Disney


Focus on what you’re best at to take your business to the next level

Agents Santiago Arana and Dawn McKenna have come a long way since they started in real estate. They shared their pro tips for taking things to the next level with attendees at Connect Now.
Tags: Energy, Radio, Agent, Exercise, Self-care, Brokerage, Select, The Agency, Real Estate Connect, Hiring An Assistant, Coaching Corner, Business Tips & Best Practices, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Santiago Arana, Home Showings


Home prices rise in opportunity zones, but lag behind nationwide gains

A report by Attom Data Solutions reveals that opportunity zones, like the housing market at large, experienced a strong quarter, which yielded price growth. However, those gains still fell below the pace of broader metro areas across the U.S.
Tags: Washington, Data, Analysis, Radio, Missouri, Arizona, Ohio, Rhode Island, Markets & Economy, Home Prices, ATTOM Data Solutions, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, Opportunity Zones, Todd Teta, Median Home Prices, Median Home Price Growth


4 home design trends ushered in by the pandemic

From home offices to meditation rooms, both builders and sellers are now incorporating some of these new priorities to suit the needs of today’s buyer.
Tags: Design, Lifestyle, Radio, Luxury, Home Office, Teams, Agent, Select, Outdoor Space, Amenities, Amazon Room, Coronavirus, Mauricio Umanksy


IMAX CEO Calls Potential COVID-19 Vaccine a “Game Changer” for Movie Theaters as AMC Launches Private Rental Program

Movie theaters are in trouble right now, but there might be some light at the end of the tunnel. Yesterday, Pfizer Inc. announced its COVID-19 vaccine could be 90 percent effective, and while nothing is written in stone yet, that’s the best news regarding a potential vaccine we’ve heard yet. And if the vaccine is effective, and its distribution successful, experts predict movie theaters might be able to reopen sooner rather than later in 2021. As a result, the CEO of IMAX is calling the news a ...
Tags: Business and Industry News, AMC, Coronavirus, IMAX, Regal


Should College Students Go Home for the Holidays?

(TNS)—Thanksgiving is traditionally an intimate gathering of family and friends. And, for college students, the fall break in semester is an opportunity to travel home to see the family for a few days. With COVID-19 cases increasing at a high rate in some parts of the U.S., that trek home might need to be reconsidered. “If you’re only going to be coming home for Thanksgiving holiday and then going straight back to school, this may not be a year to make that trip,” says Dr. John O’Horo, a Mayo Cl...
Tags: News, Thanksgiving, Radio, Health Tips, Mayo Clinic, Seasonal, Latest News, Consumer, Horo, Home Spun Wisdom, Tribune Content Agency LLC, Consumer Content, Coronavirus, John O Horo, Mayo Clinic News Network


The Pandemic is Increasing Film Production Budgets by 10-20%, According to Jason Blum

We’ve spent the last eight months writing about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected Hollywood, and how it will have lasting effects across the entire entertainment industry. Now Jason Blum, one of the town’s most successful producers, has applied a numeric value to the extra costs that are being added to making movies because of the ongoing pandemic. In his words, “it ain’t cheap.” In a new interview with Inverse to promote his new body-swap slasher film, Freaky, Blum was asked how the...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Jason Blum, Caribbean, Blumhouse, Blum, Jakob Owens, Business and Industry News, Coronavirus, Freaky Blum


70% of Small and Mid-Sized Movie Theaters Could Be Bankrupt in Two Months

2020 has been a rough year for a myriad number of reasons. But as a site that keeps our eyes on the realm of film and television, it’s been especially heartbreaking to see the theatrical moviegoing experience come to a screeching halt while our current government refuses to help out with further stimulus packages. Now the head of the National Association of Theatre Owners says that as many as 70% of small and mid-sized cinemas could end up going bankrupt by January 2021, which is only two month...
Tags: Movies, Congress, Joe Biden, United States, Nato, Variety, National Association of Theatre Owners, Business and Industry News, Movie Theaters, John Fithian, Fithian, Coronavirus


Proposed class-action suit takes aim at Airbnb over pandemic refunds

A vacation rental host is leading a class action lawsuit against Airbnb due to the way it handled refunds amid the coronavirus outbreak in the spring.
Tags: Radio, Lawsuits, Airbnb, Usa Today, Rentals, Cnbc, Anthony Farmer, News Brief, Property Portfolio, Coronavirus, HostGPO, Michael Skiles


What a Joe Biden presidency means for real estate and housing

From Biden's campaign, here's how we can expect his administration to respond to today's most crucial housing issues.
Tags: Taxes, Housing, Regulations, Joe Biden, Economy, Homelessness, Radio, Veterans, Agent, Evictions, Lgbtq, Biden, Disabled, Foreclosure, Kamala Harris, Affordable Housing


Tales from the field: Focus on the warm calls

One broker shares a powerful way agents can approach calls while showing they care and subtly establishing themselves as trusted real estate professionals.
Tags: Video, Sales, Service, Radio, Agent, Listening, Database, Lead Generation, Call, Calling, Cold calling, Brokerage, Select, Checking In, Lee Davenport, Coronavirus


RE/MAX still bouncing back from Q2 with 0.7% revenue decline

RE/MAX 's Q3 2020 total revenue declined 0.7 percent annually to $71.1 million as the company bounces back from a decline in dues and franchise fees.
Tags: Radio, Agent, Industry News, Markets & Economy, Brokerage, Select, Adam Contos, RE/MAX, Earnings Calls, Coronavirus, Re/max Earnings



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