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  • Baseball fans missing out on the action due to the coronavirus pandemic are taking desperate measures to get their fill by renting out apartments overlooking stadiums. Some of the units at the West Half luxury rental apartment complex in Washington D.C. for example have a great view of Nationals Park, home of the Washington Nationals,… [Continue Reading]

    Baseball fans flock to luxury rentals near ballparks
  • Florida-based commercial real estate firm Crocker Partners has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by creating a new position within its organization for a director of environmental health, to help it develop a program that’s designed to keep its employees healthy. Dr. Walter Okoroanyanwu, who is a medical professional with experience in infectious diseases, told the… [Continue Reading]

    Commercial real estate firm adds an infectious diseases specialist to its staff
  • With many federal unemployment benefits introduced in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic set to expire at the end of the month, it’s feared that millions of Americans could face eviction from their homes. HousingWire reports that almost 44 million Americans have filed for unemployment since mid-March, when the pandemic began. And with 110 million… [Continue Reading]

    23 million Americans at risk of eviction
  • Homes are selling faster now than any time since spring 2018, a new Zillow analysis shows. It means that potential buyers should be prepared to strike quickly, and sellers who have been on the fence through the onset of the coronavirus pandemic might now want to list. Though many sellers have taken a wait-and-see approach… [Continue Reading]

    Zillow says homes are selling at their fastest pace for 2 years
  • One quarter of home buyers say they’re planning to move from their current residence, with many saying the COVID-19 pandemic has convinced them to relocate to smaller towns and cities. Redfin reported last week that its database of more than one million house hunters shows that a record 27% are looking to move to a… [Continue Reading]

    A quarter of U.S. home buyers intend to relocate to smaller cities & towns

Instgram Reels video app to launch in August

Tech-savvy real estate professionals will be interested to learn that Facebook is launching a new app to take on TikTok. The app is called Instagram Reels, and like TikTok will be a video platform that enables users to create short, interactive clips with musical soundtracks. A large number of real estate pros already use social […]

More people are buying homes without seeing them first

Digital technology is rapidly going mainstream in real estate, and many home buyers are so confident in it that they’re going ahead with their purchases without seeing their new properties in person. Take the example of one anonymous European buyer, who recently splashed out a stunning $6.3 million to buy an entire island off the […]

CoreLogic launches AI-based home buying portal, OneHome

Real estate industry data analytics firm CoreLogic has just launched a new artificial intelligence-based platform called OneHome that it says can streamline the home buying process for both agents and consumers. The company said OneHome helps to facilitate communication between real estate agents and home buyers throughout the buying process. In addition, the platform also […]

How is Virtual Reality Transforming the Real Estate Industry

Technology has changed the people’s perception of the world by either generating a new environment for them to cross or by providing them with a tunnel to all corners of the world they would never otherwise got a chance to visit in their lifetime. Virtual reality, briefly defined as a computer-simulated environment, has transcended social […]

Technology Can Get You Through the Home Buying Process Despite the Pandemic

While the COVID-19 pandemic may make for a less-than-traditional home-buying experience, it doesn’t mean you have to put your dreams of homeownership on hold.  The technology available to deliver a contactless home-buying transaction, from search to close, is not new, but its adoption has certainly spiked with the pandemic as more sellers and buyers seek […]

DocuSign CEO Dan Springer says no slowdown in real estate

Real estate agents might not be able to meet face to face with clients and show them around homes in-person any more, but that doesn’t mean that home buying activity has been completely curtailed. On the contrary, DocuSign CEO Dan Springer says his company hasn’t seen any decline in real estate activity on the company’s […]