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  • Blackstone Group Inc. has announced raising the largest-ever real estate fund of $20.5 billion to be invested in property assets around the world.

    Blackstone Closes Record $20.5B Real-Estate Fund
  • U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration last week put forward several proposals aimed at modernizing the Federal Housing Finance Agency and ending the federal government’s decade-long conservatorship of the government-sponsored enterprises. The proposals came following a demand from President Trump that responsible agencies come up with some meaningful reforms to the system, in order to reduce… [Continue Reading]

    White House proposes to end conservatorship of Fannie and Freddie
  • Residently has raised £7 million in seed funding from Felix Capital, LocalGlobe and A/O PropTech, and original angel funders.

    U.K. PropTech Star Residently Raises £7m in Funding
  • Consumer fears of a recession are growing, and experts say it could cause some Americans to get skittish about possible knock-on effects on the housing market. One reason for that is many Americans remain haunted by memories of the Great Recession last decade, which caused thousands to lose their homes to foreclosure. But experts say… [Continue Reading]

    Housing markets will do just fine in a recession, economists say
  • Zillow has some rather disturbing news for budding academics that could well persuade them to forge an entirely different career path. It says that “entry-level” teachers will need to spend more than half of their salaries on the typical rent in 19 of the 50 largest U.S. metro areas this school year, according to its… [Continue Reading]

    Zillow: Teacher’s starting salaries aren’t enough to pay the rent

Thinking of Sprucing Up Your Home? Try Automated Lighting Control Systems

Your home is a sanctuary where you retreat after a tiring day. It is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle that is life. Little wonder then that homeowners go to great lengths to improve their homes.  In 2018, home improvement expenditure in the U.S amounted to about $394 billion.  When sprucing up your […]

Consorto European PropTech Startup Raises €500k Seed Round

In news from the European PropTech scene, Amsterdam and Tallinn-based startup Consorto has just raised a seed round of investment in the amount of €500 thousand euro. The pan-European commercial B2B online marketplace aims to connect industry investors to commercial real estate investment opportunities. Founded back in 2018, Consorto features commercial real estate listings from office, industrial, retail, […]

Why millennials are investing in real estate online

With millennials finding themselves priced out of their local housing markets, many are searching online for opportunities to invest in real estate elsewhere, according to a report in Curbed.com. The report notes that millennials are instead getting creative with their investments, which they see as a way to build up savings so that they can […]

5 Ways to Redefine Your Home with Cutting Edge Technology

As a homeowner, you are always on the lookout for new ideas to improve your living space. From entertainment, décor, security, convenience, energy efficiency, safety to wellbeing, there are a lot of areas you can improve using the latest technology. Automation has emerged as one of the most popular home improvement ideas. If you want […]

Arlo Pro 2 makes home security smart and easy

Think you don’t need a home security system? Think again. Every 13 seconds in America a home burglary is committed. That’s over 2 million burglaries committed in the United States each year. You can put your mind at ease with the Arlo Pro 2 home security camera. Forget about complicated home security systems that lock […]

Opendoor buys OS National to offer escrow, title services

iBuying company Opendoor has made another acquisition, this time buying a national title and escrow service provider called OS National. Opendoor will now be able to integrate that firm’s title, escrow and closing services into its online home buying and selling platform, it said. Opendoor is the trailblazer in the iBuying industry, in which it […]