ThoughtWire forms new advisory board to foster innovation in smart buildings



Operations Performance Management application company ThoughtWire is forming a new advisory board as it looks to foster innovation in smart buildings and eventually, smart cities.

Survey: Most buyers seek financing before they start looking for a home



The majority of first time buyers will check to see if they can obtain financing as the first step they make, even before looking at potential listings, according to a new survey of 1,000 buyers by loanDepot and mellohome.

Homeowners start counting the cost of Hurricane Florence



Residents of affected areas are now starting to count the cost of the damage as the storm slowly dissipates

Co-living startup Bungalow raises $64M in funding



Bungalow, a new residential real estate platform, recently launched, announcing it has secured $64M in funding: a $14M Series A led by Khosla Ventures, Atomic VC,

Toll Brothers CEO says delaying marriage could help housing



Americans are waiting longer before they get married, and that has led some housing industry experts to predict that this will lead to a delay in homeownership. But the Chief Executive of Toll Brothers, Douglas C. Yearley, begs to differ

Opendoor buys Open Listings to boost its home-flipping business model



Online real estate marketplace Opendoor is making its first acquisition, snapping up a discount brokerage called Open Listings. Open Listings is an end-to-end real estate platform aimed at buyers that offers them a 50 percent rebate on the buyer’s agent commission. The idea is that people can search through listings, book private showings, make an […]

87% of Detroit home buyers now pay in cash



A combination of lower home values, affluent buyers, more investors and individuals who want to skip the appraisals process means that all-cash transactions in Detroit are spiking through the roof.

Single-family home lot prices are getting more expensive



Building lots might be getting smaller, but they’re also being sold at more expensive prices, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest Survey of Construction.

Hurricane Florence threatens more than 750K homes, experts say



With Hurricane Florence closing in on the Carolinas and Virgina this weekend, threatening storm surges and destructive winds of up to 130 mph, experts are warning that more than 750,000 homes are at risk of serious damage. Florence is set to bring with it widespread inland rainfall and flooding in addition to strong winds, with […]

Clients with children look to move more urgently than those without



Home sellers with children are usually in much more of a hurry to sell than those who don’t have kids, new survey from the National Association of Realtors has found. The survey, part of the NAR’s 2018 Moving with Kids report, found that 26 percent of sellers with kids aged under 18 say they need […]

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