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  • An uptick in reconstruction costs in certain disaster-prone areas means many homeowners may find themselves inadequately insured for the next catastrophe. Reconstruction costs have risen by 5.6 percent to 7.6 percent in some areas over the last year, according to CoreLogic’s 2019 Insurance Coverage Adequacy Report. CoreLogic examined potential underinsurance issues in four regional scenarios,… [Continue Reading]

    ‘Underinsurance’ threat looms in disaster-prone areas
  • Real estate investment is serious business. You need a solid partner to help you manage your property portfolio and aid in making the hard decisions when it comes to development and investment strategies. Accessibility to quality real estate investment trusts can often be an issue, thanks to over-priced REIT platforms with excessive fee schedules. That’s… [Continue Reading]

    The stREITwise Platform Brings Real Estate Investment to All
  • The Bank of America has announced a new $5 billion affordable home initiative that aims to assist low- to moderate-income and multicultural buyers with down payments and closing costs. The BoA says it hopes its Neighborhood Solutions program will help more than 20,000 buyers enter homeownership within the next five years. The program includes both… [Continue Reading]

    Bank of America offers up to $10K in down payment, closing fee assistance
  • Once considered something of a novelty for agents, Instagram has emerged as one of the best ways to market properties and garner leads.

    10 Superstar Agencies Rocking Instagram
  • The next wave of real estate technology will bring exciting new possibilities for solving some of humanity’s biggest problems.

    Co-Living: Rethinking Affordability and the American Dream

Agents say green home features help to sell

Real estate agents are becoming increasingly aware of the advantage of energy efficient features within a home, with 69% saying that promoting these aspects was “very” or “somewhat” valuable, according to the National Association of Realtor’s newly released Realtors & Sustainability report. The NAR survey of around 6,000 real estate professionals demonstrates that agents should […]

3 of the Best Smart Home Tech Companies of 2019

Today’s smart home technology is more than just a cool trick. It’s a major draw for your potential clients. Imagine being able to check your home security from work, or handle a water leak while on vacation, or even just turn out the lights without getting out of bed. A smart home can do all […]

Perch raises $220M to help facilitate home buying and selling

Home buying and selling platform Perch looks like it’s going to become a much bigger player in the industry after raising a massive $220 million funding. The cash comes via a combination of $20 million in equity that’ll be used to fund its business operations, plus $200 million in debt that’s to be used to […]

How to sell a Smart Home in 2019

Homes are becoming smarter, thanks to integration with modern technologies. Things like smart garage door openers, smart locks and smart thermostats headline the upgrades, with many other options waiting in the wings. The general concept is that smart home technology offers considerable conveniences to simplify and enhance the lives of its users. Therefore, everyone from […]

PropTech Star Guesty Raises $35M in Series C Funding

Guesty, a property management software that helps simplify short-term rental management, has announced raising $35M in Series C funding.

Smart Tech for Tomorrow: The 3 Devices You Need in Your Smart Home

Generations past had dreams of flying cars, but the future is a strange, wonderful place. Sure, we don’t have flying cars, but you can find the first 18 digits of pi or turn on disco lighting with just the sound of your voice. Sounds like magic, doesn’t it? It’s not magic, it’s technology. And you […]