NAR economist Yun calls for new home construction to solve the inventory crisis



Unemployment rates are at their lowest level since 2000, while the economy is by all accounts running strong. But although these conditions might normally seem ideal for the real estate market

Here’s why most agents fail to secure repeat business



The ability of a brand to create a “positive” and “emotional” experience that “drives customer loyalty” is directly correlated to repeat business, concludes a recent report from NewVoiceMedia.

As home values rise, people are having fewer children



The rate of babies being born is dropping the most in counties where home values are appreciating the fastest, according to a new Zillow analysis.

Cities battle against a flood of Chinese real estate investors



Chinese investors snapped up around $100 billion worth of property around the world in 2016. While most countries normally like to encourage this kind of investment,

Cities consider subsidized housing to appease teachers



Teachers across the U.S. are increasingly relying on strike action as they fight against low salaries that make it difficult for them to pay the rent or buy a home

European Airbnb rival Spotahome lands $40 million funding round



Spotahome, a company that provides listings for rental listings, has raised $40 million in a new round of funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. London-based Passion Capital and Madrid-based Seaya Ventures also participated in the round, which brings Spotahome’s total funding to just shy of $64 million. Bloomberg said the company rivals AirBnb […]

Amazon mulls cheaper home insurance premiums based on its AI tech



It’s being reported that Amazon is getting into the home insurance game. The company will use its smart home devices and artificial intelligence technologies to monitor the risk of threats such as burglary and fire,

Vacant homes cost cities millions in reduced tax revenues and property values



The number of vacant buildings in some American cities has reached “epidemic levels”, according to a new study by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

Agent slapped with $2.5k fine for using too many signs



A Huntington Beach, California-based real estate was slapped with a $2,750 fine by city officials last week after being found guilty of displaying too many open-house signs around the town.

Neighborhood vibe often counts more than the home itself



A neighborhood’s vibe is a significant factor in almost every home buyers’ decision making process, with almost 9 in 10 consumers rating it as a “top consideration”.

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