• Short-term rental platform Airbnb is planning to get around its disputes with some cities over its leases by building its own rental properties.

    Airbnb plans to start building its own rental properties
  • The New York Post reports that a new application called Forewarn will soon launch. Targeted at real estate agents, the app allows them to screen potential buyers ahead of a blind meeting.

    New Forewarn app lets real estate pros perform background checks on their clients
  • With bidding wars becoming increasingly prevalent in a housing market that’s plagued by low inventories, some parents and their adult children are teaming up to help them better compete.

    Parents are refinancing their homes to help their kids win ‘bidding wars’
  • With tight inventories across the nation leading to a dwindling supply of homes available for sale, a large number of consumers say they’d consider living in a haunted home if it met their needs. The spooky finding came from a recent survey of more than 1,000 consumers by Realtor.com. The survey found that 33 percent… [Continue Reading]

    As housing shortages bite, more buyers would be willing to live in a haunted house
  • Amazon.com has deservedly earned its reputation as a place where consumers can buy virtually everything. Now, the site has added a new item to its catalog – homes.

    Now you can buy a home on Amazon, but it might not be for everyone…

Keeping Kids Safe with AI Powered Home Security

Most people are interested in AI-powered home security to keep their family safe and an article in venturebeat.com highlights how home security powered by artificial intelligence is smarter than ever before.

Selling Smart Homes? Tips for Realtors for Faster Sales

As more homeowners install smart devices in their homes, from smart thermostats to integrated entertainment systems, the number of smart homes on the market with these features

Smart building management app Comfy lands $12M funding

Connected building management startup Building Robotics recently closed on a $12 million funding round led by Emergence Capital, with participation from other investors including CBRE Group, Inc. and Microsoft Ventures.

Russian pilot scheme will test blockchain technology for real estate transactions

Russia’s government has said it’s planning to explore how the blockchain technology that underpins Bitcoin could be used to facilitate real estate transactions in the country. Blockchain

Home Automation and Monitoring Are Top Priorities for Luxury Midwest Homebuyers

RE/MAX INTEGRA, Midwest recently released its Luxury Report for this year, giving insight into luxury real estate markets in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Indiana.

Bitcoin real estate deals becoming more common

Bitcoin is gaining acceptance as a valid currency for transacting real estate deals, with the frequency of such transactions becoming far more commonplace.

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