Whichever city Amazon chooses for its 2nd HQ can expect a major housing boom



Whichever city Amazon chooses for its 2nd HQ can expect a major housing boom
Web retail giant and cloud computing services provider Amazon.com Inc. says it’s narrowed down a list of 238 potential cities as a base for its second headquarters to just 20, and the economic stakes for the remaining

Granny flats on the rise as cities battle against inventory shortage



So-called “granny flats”, which generally means specialized housing units for older in-laws, are seeing their popularity surge in a number of housing-starved areas across the country, according to media reports.

Spaceflow wants to build real communities for tenants



What with all the stress in our lives from rushing around all day, the Spaceflow app for property managers and tenants brings some much needed balance.

Saudi Arabia’s Neom will become the world’s first truly smart city



Saudi Arabia is proposing to build what it claims will be the world’s first truly “smart city”. Called Neom, the developers envisage a 10,230 square mile city and economic zone located in Saudi Arabia’s Tabuk region,

Luxury homeowner says he’ll accept part payment in bitcoin for $45M listing



The world’s largest cryptocurrency by market cap, Bitcoin, is becoming increasingly accepted in real estate. At the weekend, one luxury homeowner made headlines when he told media he’s willing

Almost a quarter of U.S. home sales in 2017 were above asking price



Almost one quarter of U.S. home sales in 2017 went for above the asking price, netting sellers an average of $7,000 more than anticipated. Five years ago, just 17.8 percent of final sale prices were higher than the asking price, according to a new report from Zillow.

Hedge fund manager Ken Griffin buys Chicago’s most valuable home for $58.5 million



Ken Griffin has just purchased what has become Chicago’s most expensive home ever

Survey shows consumers are poised to embrace virtual real estate tours



Technology has made the process of home buying and selling simpler, smarter and faster. As smart home and virtual reality (VR) technology continues to become more mainstream and sought after

Agents can’t go wrong with smart home tech as a closing gift



A majority of consumers have reported that their first introduction to smart home technology comes after receiving it as a gift, according to a survey of 600 U.S. homeowners performed by Scripps Networks Interactive. The survey also found that most consumers quickly fall in love with smart home tech, saying it should ideally be as […]

Airbnb wins legal case against big property landlord Aimco



A Californian judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against the property rental provider Airbnb, which claimed that it was deliberately incentivizing people to breach their property leases.

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