If your dream of becoming a Realtor was left unfulfilled, House Flipper 2 has promised to fulfill that broken dream. It is a building simulation in which players play as realtors. Buying, selling, and building properties are the game’s main objectives. With dynamic gameplay and life-like graphics, this game is one of the best building simulators.
In the game, players have to renovate houses to make them profitable. To cash out these profits, players need to sell these properties. Selling a home is hard to understand at first, but once players have sold their first house, they’ll get the hang of it. This guide helps players learn the process of selling houses.
To help you deal with lighting, here’s how to use Wiring in House Flipper 2.
How to Sell a House
Houses are available throughout the map; they can be bought and restored to sell in the future. Here are all the steps players must follow to sell their houses.
Start The Auction
Players need to navigate to the “Houses” tab to sell a house. From there, an option named “Auction” will appear. This option will be visible on the top right of the screen. From there, players need to evaluate their bids; this will bring them potential buyers for their property.
Players can’t sell the houses of their parents, meaning they can only sell houses that they own.
Selling The House
Once the auction has begun and bids have been evaluated, potential clients will start to bid on the available houses. Remember, each buyer has a different taste, which could affect their buying decision. Two options will be given to the player, which are either to “Accept” or “Negotiate” the bid. Players can accept the highest offer or negotiate to get a better deal.
Declining an offer leads to additional charges for the players.
Auction Option Not Visible?
Some players often face issues when trying to access the Auction Menu. This is due to a bug or, in some cases, the need to know which houses qualify for sale. If this happens, players can visit their properties from where they can auction the houses directly.
In the unfortunate event that this method does not work, restarting the game is a great option. Players could also use an unorthodox approach to re-install the game. Although it is time-consuming, it is a working solution.
Just two years ago, Kanye West was still flying high on the success of his billion-dollar Yeezy sneaker brand. He bought two separate Wyoming ranches, including one that spanned more than 3,000 acres. The money seemed endless; he also shelled out $57 million, in cash, for an oceanfront Malibu house designed by famed Japanese architect Tadao Ando. And in the midst of his acrimonious divorce from Kim Kardashian, he bought a house directly across the street from her Hidden Hills residence, just because.
Both California properties are gone and going, respectively — that Hidden Hills house was recently sold at a six-figure loss, while the Malibu manor is now up for grabs at $53 million. Even in the unlikely event of a full-price offer, West stands to lose many millions of dollars on the property, once realtor fees and closing costs have been factored into the equation. And it’s not even clear if he ever spent a night at the house, which was completely gutted during his ownership.
The current listing, held by Selling Sunset star Jason Oppenheim of the Oppenheim Group, includes a few years-old photos of the place. But it doesn’t look anything like that today—aerial imagery shows most all of the walls and doors are now gone, and the interior finishes have likely made their way to a landfill. Oppenheim told the Wall Street Journal that a buyer will need to spend “several million dollars” just to make the house livable.
West had intended to redesign and update the 4,000-square-foot structure, but that was shortly before Adidas parted ways with the 46-year-old rapper due to his numerous antisemitic remarks, allegedly leaving his finances in disarray. As it stands now, the building is a concrete shell exposed to the elements. Railings and metal trim pieces around the house have visibly rusted, likely beyond salvageability.
It will be interesting to see what sale price the oceanfront property eventually commands—particularly because it sits cheek-to-jowl next to other homes, nearly all of which are worth a mere fraction of West’s $53 million sticker. But this home does benefit from its unique pedigree; it’s one of the few stateside residences ever designed by Ando, who has become one of the billionaire elite’s most sought-after architects.
West, who remains one of the world’s most successful record producers and one of the best-selling artists of all time, is likely nowhere near poor. But he seems to be shifting away from real estate ownership—when he’s not out traveling the globe with “wife” Bianca Censori, he frequently bunks up for months at a time in some of L.A.’s most expensive hotels, including the oceanfront Nobu Ryokan.
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GenAI continues to reshape sectors; consulting included. For consultants, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an undeniable asset. Looking ahead, its real strength will lie in its capacity to pinpoint the need for human intelligence.
Recent studies have evaluated the potential impacts of GenAI on consulting. Its capability to significantly simplify routine tasks, such as reviewing references and resumes, creating white papers, and more, is highlighted. Additionally, GenAI can expedite analysis, reporting, and benchmarking, automate specific consulting processes, and consequently decrease the required number of analysts.
While some developments show promise, others trigger apprehension. One thing is for certain: as with other industries, the progress of GenAI forces us to rethink our value proposition and the role of people. A joint study by Harvard Business School and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) found that “AI-augmented consultants” completed mundane tasks 21% faster, outperforming the ‘control group’ (consultants without AI) by 40%.
Clearly, this scenario is less relevant for more complicated processes with productivity that varies for each person. That said, it offers ample evidence of a meaningful contribution. In our day-to-day, we “waste” considerable time finding information (with reliable sources wherever possible) not to mention drafting documentation and composing impactful emails. Is this really where we want our consultants investing their time and energy to create measurable value?
Bengaluru: The bull-run residential properties saw in the country in 2023 may not be matched next year, say some realty players, who think the surge peaked in this calendar. They attribute this largely to the narrowing gap between demand and supply and are of the belief that going forward it will be purely the market forces at play rather than various
extraneous factors that impacted raw material prices and interest rates.
“We will see price appreciation continuing in CY24, but the heat will probably mellow down,” said Darshan Govindaraju, director of Bengaluru-headquartered real estate major Vaishnavi Group. In the absence of any adverse global event he does not see prices of raw material going through a more-than-average increase in 2024.
The sixth edition of the annual real estate report launched by proptech unicorn NoBroker on Monday highlighted a decadal record launch of new projects in 2023. The startup expects that new housing units will cross the 4 lakh-mark to register a 20%-plus growth this year, over last year’s launch of 3.28 lakh units.
In its estimation, the residential segment registered an 11-15% increase in prices in the top-6 markets of the country in 2023. “With these new launches, the gap between demand and supply will reduce which will eventually result in controlled price appreciation and rental surge,” Saurabh Garg, co-founder and chief business officer of NoBroker said.
While refraining from making a categorical forecast, Vimal Nadar, senior director (research) at property consultancy Colliers said: “The market is going in the right direction wherein there is significant price discovery that is happening purely because of market forces – demand and supply”.
Others were more cautious.
“The demand in the residential sector is phenomenally high, which makes it easier for developers to increase prices,” Angad Bedi, Managing Director, BCD Group, said.
Established branded developers are however, yet to tweak their launch pipelines in favour of the affordable or middle housing segments, which would benefit more number of home-buyers.
“Our focus would be on operating in mature markets where prices are already high so that across the project lifecycle of 36-42 months, even if there are upward price revisions, it can be captured within a delta of the selling price,” Govindaraju said.
While the above is true for the residential segment, the commercial arm of the industry is likely to follow a different trajectory. “People post Covid-19 have adopted hybrid work which has reduced their office space needs. So commercial (segment) has a slightly oversupply dynamic right now,” co-founder and chief executive of co-living platform Zolostays, Dr Nikhil Sikri said, adding that this segment is likely to see a steady or minor growth in 2024.
(Published 11 December 2023, 21:42 IST)
Jeffrey Gundlach touted bonds over stocks and said US house prices may dip when mortgage rates fall.
The billionaire investor flagged the risk of a recession striking in the second quarter of 2024.
The DoubleLine Capital CEO rang the alarm on the national debt, warning interest costs could spike.
Banking jitters are more likely to boost bonds than stocks, house prices could drop, and a recession will probably hit by summer, Jeffrey Gundlach said.
The regional-banking disaster this spring has spurred people to pull their cash out of bank deposits and park it in money-market fund en masse. Fresh money flowing into financial markets can be good news for stocks, but Gundlach dismissed the idea they would benefit significantly.
“I think it really misses the point to think people are going to go from a money-market fund, a six-month T-bill-and-chill type of a situation, and go into the Ark type of fund or the Magnificent Seven type of fund,” he said. “That’s such a monumental change in risk appetite that I don’t think it’s logical.”
Gundlach, a billionaire investor and DoubleLine Capital’s CEO, made the comments during a recent company webcast. He argued an inflow of funds into Treasuries and other safe bonds was more likely.
The veteran fund manager also discussed the US housing market, which has essentially frozen this year as buyers balk at taking on mortgage rates in excess of 7%, and prospective sellers hold off on listing their homes because they don’t want to give up cheaper rates they’ve locked in. Mortgages have jumped in cost due to the Federal Reserve hiking interest rates from nearly zero to over 5% since March last year in response to historic inflation.
“I believe that if mortgage rates fall further by, say, a percentage point, I think we’ll actually start to see home prices weaken because we’ll unlock supply,” Gundlach said. “Ironically we might have housing prices deteriorate along with falling mortgage interest rates — the opposite of what most of our 40-year experiences have been.”
Gundlach also rang the alarm on the national debt, warning interest payments could swell to roughly 20% of federal tax revenue within the next five years. He noted the US government has historically run budget deficits during recessions as it has scrambled to shore up the economy, and argued rates are likely to remain higher for longer, paving the way for US debt payments to balloon.
The investor reiterated his view that a prolonged economic slump is likely. He pointed to the yield curve staying inverted for a while and now threatening to reinvert, which has historically happened at “the front edge of the recession,” he said.
Gundlach also flagged the Philadelphia Fed’s coincident economic indicators, which have hit levels that typically indicate trouble ahead.
“This is completely consistent with the potential for recession say in the second quarter or so of next year,” he said.
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Business consultants are essential for helping a company stay competitive in a constantly changing market. Most business consultants need a bachelor’s degree in business, social sciences or engineering, and an MBA may be a good option as well.
A career path in business consulting can provide individuals with competitive salaries and many job opportunities after college. If you are interested in becoming a business consultant, read more for a snapshot of what you need to know.
What Does a Business Consultant Do?
A business consultant’s job is to provide advice and recommendations to the leaders of an organization. A consultant may also support the implementation of their recommendations. The title of business consultant can vary by company or industry and may include titles like management analyst, business advisor, strategy consultant, operational consultant, financial consultant or even leadership consultant.
Consultants will conduct studies on the issues an organization is trying to solve. Studies may include interviewing personnel and observing the methods and practices used within the workplace. They will also analyze their findings, determine solutions and hold meetings to review recommendations with management.
Business Consultant Job Outlook
Business consultant careers are expected to grow faster than average over the next decade and have attractive salaries. As technology continues to reshape a multitude of industries, markets will become more competitive, requiring businesses to operate more efficiently and effectively.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects to see strong demand for consultants who specialize in specific business functions, such as HR or information technology. For example, companies rely on IT consultants to maintain their security and efficiency. The BLS also predicts government agencies will call on consultants to optimize their operations.
Business consultants are among the highest earners across all occupational groups. According to the BLS, a business consultant or management analyst earns a median income of $95,290, with the top 90% of earners making more than $167,650.
Top Skills for a Business Consultant
Having highly effective communication skills is crucial for a business consultant. Being an effective communicator will help the relationship between consultant and client. Not only do you need to clearly convey your ideas to your client, but being able to comprehend their issues and needs will help you determine the best course of action to take.
Other top skills include a depth of knowledge in the industry or business you are working in, as well as problem-solving and creative thinking skills. A firm grasp of these abilities will allow you to give advice and recommendations that will help your client stay ahead of the curve.
Steps to Becoming a Business Consultant
Working as a business consultant requires a particular skill set. Not only do you need to possess deep knowledge of an industry, but you must also have the ability to think creatively, communicate effectively and have analytical and leadership skills.
Earn a Bachelor’s Degree
A bachelor’s degree is typically a requirement to become a business consultant. Many business consultants also obtain a designation such as a Certified Management Consultant (CMC).
Students should consider a major that includes a focus on business, including business management, marketing, accounting and finances. Additionally, degrees in social sciences and engineering have their strengths as well, especially if a student plans to work as a consultant in the field they major in.
Students should also consider choosing a major that aligns with the industry they aspire to consult in.
Consider an MBA Program
Although not required, completing an MBA program will make you more attractive for higher-paying positions at consulting firms. An MBA is also an opportunity to network with professionals in the field and gain additional knowledge on certain industries.
Additionally, if you are an entrepreneur or plan to start your own consulting business, earning an MBA will help increase your ethos and could broaden your clientele.
Look into Certifications
Certifications are not a requirement for success as a business consultant, but they can be beneficial. Consider these two certifications, but note that there are many types of certifications available.
The Project Management Professional (PMP)® offered by the Project Management Institute can show prospective clients that you understand the needs of a business. The designation validates your understanding of the technical aspects of project management, the soft skills required to influence a team and how organizational strategy relates to project scope.
The U.S. Institute of Management Consultants (IMC) offers the internationally recognized professional designation of Certified Management Consultant (CMC). This certification shows clients your competency of professional knowledge and a commitment to ethical practices.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to become a business consultant?
You can expect to take a minimum of six years to become a business consultant. You will need to complete a bachelor’s degree, and ideally, an internship before spending a couple of years gaining experience in the field.
How do I start a career in consulting?
You can start a career in consulting by earning a bachelor’s degree in business, social sciences or engineering. After earning your degree, you can pursue an MBA or enter the workforce to gain experience and knowledge within your industry. Alternatively, if you already have expertise in a particular field, you can start and scale your own consulting business.
Which type of consultants make the most money?
Systems consultants and financial consultants make the most money. For systems consultants, the increased demand for cybersecurity is a driving force in the field. Financial consultants, especially those who work for large, well-known firms, often have high salaries as well.
The Council of Europe Education Department is launching a call for tenders in the framework of its work on the “Digital Transformation in Education”.
The Call covers activities related to Digital Citizenship Education and Digitalisation in Higher Education. Among the main outputs that will be produced in the next years:
- A Review report of the implementation of the Recommendation CM/Rec(2019)10 on developing and promoting digital citizenship education
- A curriculum framework for digital citizenship education to guide/assist schools in incorporating digital citizenship education in the school curricula
- A framework to Assess the Impact of EdTech Tools in formal education and higher education
- A white paper on teaching profession in the digital age
- A framework for partnerships between education institutions and the private and civil sectors in education
- A framework for professional development to facilitate peer learning and exchange among professionals in education at European level
- Guidelines on the use of education data and data analytics in education systems
- Instruments to promote Transparency in Education and Higher Education
- Open School/University data jointly with UNESCO
- Inception phase – preparatory study on launching in a restricted number of countries a pilot project
- Students Data in the digital /education
- Algorithmic transparency in Higher Education
- AI and Education / Academic Fraud – Review
- Activities organised under the European Year of Digital Citizenship Education in 2025.
The Call includes three lots:
Lot 1 focuses on the formulation and development of legal and policy instruments, including recommendations, white papers, guidelines, and policy briefs. It involves providing expert opinions and advice on a range of education policies and practices at both international and national levels. The aim is to offer insightful guidance in shaping effective educational strategies and frameworks.
Lot 2 focuses on the design and development of comprehensive guidelines for model training courses, along with resources specifically tailored for school administrators, educators, parents, and learners. This lot plays a crucial role in enhancing the capacities of educational institutions and other key stakeholders in the education sector. It includes the creation of educational resources and tools aimed at raising awareness and supporting the diverse needs of school administrators, educators, parents, carers, and learners.
Lot 3 focuses on the systematic collection and analysis of data, including conducting baseline assessments to gauge the effectiveness of policy implementation. It involves the development of structured surveys and interview guides for different stakeholder groups, and the analysis of quantitative and qualitative data to identify statistical trends and patterns. Additionally, thematic analysis of qualitative data is conducted to extract meaningful insights and narratives. This lot also includes generating comparative reports that align findings with best practices and international standards.
To apply, carefully read the:
The deadline for the submission of applications is 7 January 2024 at 23:59 CET. Electronic copies shall be sent only to [email protected] with the following reference in subject: “Tender n.20YYAO101 – international consultancy services in the field of digital transformation in education”.
Question and Answers:
Q: If a consulting company (registered on January 2021) is represented in this call with experts with over 10 years of experience in relevant fields, will the company be considered eligible for this call?
A: Yes, provided that the company will make use of the expertise of such indivisuals (whose profiles match with the experience required by the Tender’s eligibility criteria) in their services.
Q: We would like to know if it would it be possible to extend the deadline of at least two weeks. Due to the Christmas holiday period, we have limited capacity to prepare a high quality bid. An extension would significantly help to prepare a high-quality proposal that are in line with the requirements specified.
A: Though we understand that time is limited, in particular due to the upcoming holiday period, the Call opened on December 5 and will be open until January 7, giving almost a month time for the submission of proposals. It will not be possible to extend the deadline.
Q: Do legal entities need to submit with their application the copies of Degree certificates for all experts put forth in the tender?
Q: Do legal entities need to submit with their application three references persons and their contact details?
A: Yes, three reference persons need to be submitted, but their contact details are not necessary at this time.
Q: Do legal entities need to submit three examples of previous work, and if so if this is meant per expert profile or for the legal entity as a whole?
A: For the legal entity as a whole, and if relevant, more than 3 examples of work can be submitted.
Q: The tender file mentions that a cover letter of no more than 500 words should be provided to explain the relevant experience and proposed approach.
If a tenderer applies for more than one lot, should separate cover letters of maximum 500 words each be sent? Or one common cover letter of maximum 500 words covering the different lots?
A: One cover letter should be submitted only, independently from the number of Lots a tenderer is applying for. The letter should summarise relevant experience for all Lots in question.
Q: Are there specific target countries this tender is looking at?
A: The services to be provided will be targeted at the 50 states parties to the European Cultural Convention. Nevertheless, there is no geographical limitation concerning the registration of tenderers applying nor their place of operation.
Q: It was mentioned that the total project budget amounts to 640,000 EUR, and that the total amount of the object of this tender must not exceed 320,000 EUR. It was also mentioned that the program is looking to engage 40 service providers and implement 60 activities up to December 2025. Given the statements above, would that mean that the 320,000 EUR will be divided to 40 service providers or each of the 40 will be funded with 320,000 EUR?
A: The amount given (320,000€) is the maximum to be covered under this tender. Therefore, this amount will cover all services (up to 60 activities) among all selected candidates, and it should be noted that not necessarily all selected providers will be contracted.
Please see Tender File point D: “Deliverables will then be carried out on the basis of Order Forms submitted by the Council of Europe to the selected Service Provider(s), by post or electronically, on an as needed basis (there is therefore no obligation to order on the part of the Council of Europe).“
Q: Upon reviewing the framework contract (act of engagement) we had a query about article 3.2.7: ‘’The Provider guarantees that use by the Council of the Deliverable(s) produced as a result of the execution of the present contract will not infringe the rights of third parties. However, should the Council incur liability as the result of any such infringement; the Provider will compensate it in full for any damage it may suffer in consequence.”
We interpret this to mean liabilities are uncapped. We would like to ask if an amendment to this wording for the draft contract might be considered, such as: “the Provider will compensate it (to the value of 3 x individual contract/assignment value) for any damage it may suffer in consequence.
A: At this stage, it will not be possible to change the Act of Engagement as asked.
Ward Williams, a property and construction consultancy, has concluded a two-year leadership evolution strategy by appointing James Beckly as the new Senior Partner, succeeding Andy Snapes.
Snapes now assumes the position of Chairman, leveraging his 40 years of experience at Ward Williams to focus externally as an ambassador and internally on mentoring and supporting others within the organisation.
Beckly, who joined Ward Williams in 2017 and was promoted to managing partner in 2021, has worked closely with Snapes on many projects.
Andy Snape’s new role involves continuing to collaborate closely with James Beckly and other partners to further propel Ward Williams’ success in the sector, both nationally and internationally.
Beckly said: “It’s a challenging yet exciting time for our industry, and I’m proud to be taking the lead of the next stage of Ward Williams’ evolution at a time of great transformation. My focus will be on ensuring we’re fit for the future through continued improvements to our infrastructure in readiness for AI integration and improving our service delivery through the formation of strategic partnerships with other industry leaders.
“I am excited to build on Ward Williams’ track record in sustainability and delivering a positive impact in our communities and for the people we work with. I was pleased to share the news of our recent B Corporation™ recertification following a rigorous evaluation process and having made significant progress against many key areas of improvement over the last three years.
“Through steadfast custodianship, it is our mission to consistently deliver professional and innovative advice while positively impacting people, places and the planet to ensure a sustainable future.”
Snapes said: “It has been an absolute privilege to lead Ward Williams over the past ten years. I am hugely proud of the legacy of sustainable growth and the many other notable achievements that we have been able to deliver as a team working together. The development of Ward Williams is a tribute to the sum of the many parts that it now encompasses.
“As the last of its Founding Partners to take the role of Chairman, it gives me great pleasure to reflect on the dreams of those three founders who had a simple vision of what a great consultancy business could look like and become.
“The business can look forward with the unshakeable confidence that it is underpinned by a governance model that is premised on long-term custodianship, is led by an amazing and diverse team of people and continues to enjoy the support of its clients across the length and breadth of the UK.
“I have absolutely no doubt that James and the other Partners will continue to lead and further develop Ward Williams in the right way. I look forward to supporting them in their endeavours, and I wish James every success as he takes the helm and guides the good ship Ward Williams on the next stage of its voyage!”