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Future-Proof: Navigate Threats, Seize Opportunities at ICNY 2018 | Jan 22-26 at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square, New York

A compendium of recently introduced apps, sites and tech tricks of the real estate biz: 1. If you're shopping for a new neighborhood, a new Web site calculates the likely transportation costs of the people who live there. The Center for Neighborhood Technology, a Chicago nonprofit, recently rolled out Abogo, which claims to calculate average monthly costs for both public-transit use and car ownership, including insurance and car payments. Abogo's calculator factors in average commute times, job density, transit connectivity, and household income. Type in an address at abogo.cnt.org and the device also will offer an estimate of carbon dioxide emissions related to transportation in the area. 2. Could the house-hunting process be likened to online dating? A New York startup, homingCloud.com, is taking a stab at it, calling itself a "real estate social networking site." The for-sale-by-owner site claims to use an "intelligent matching algorithm" that pair...