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  • Existing home sales have risen for the fifth consecutive month as the housing industry continues to show its resilience in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The National Association of Realtors reported Thursday that homes sales are up an astonishing 27% from the same time one year ago. In addition, it was reported this week… [Continue Reading]

    Existing home sales explode, up 27% from last year
  • Taking a look at Jacksonville through the same lens in order to create a lineup of trusted and effective agents for buying a home there.

    Five of Jacksonville’s Best at Selling Single-Family Homes
  • RealtyBizNews talks with Cove CEO Adam Segal about the complexities of the post-COVID commercial market in real estate.

    The Commercial Space Post-COVID – With Cove CEO Adam Segal
  • Technology startups are considering whether or not it’s necessary to return to the office, and for those who think it is, they’re also rethinking what that office should look like. Maria Gothsch, chief executive of Partnership Fund for New York City, told The Washington Post that many tech startups will decide that they want office… [Continue Reading]

    Tech startups want to get back to the office, but not as we know it
  • Building projects are facing longer timelines due to a shortage of supplies such as appliances, flooring materials, hardware and lumber, and builders are finding some clever ways to pass the associated costs onto home buyers. Builders have reported difficulty in securing appliances such as air conditioners, refrigerators and washing machines for new homes due to… [Continue Reading]

    Builders are facing supply shortages, so some are changing their sales tactics

CoStar buys Homesnap to target the residential real estate sector

Commercial real estate analytics giant CoStar Group is getting into the residential sector after acquiring a company called Homesnap Inc. for $250 million. Homesnap sells technology that enables real estate brokers to manage listings within their applications and on their websites. The platform is used by around 300,000 residential real estate professionals around 30 times […]

Automated Lighting Systems for Homes Let there be Instant Light

Automated lighting systems cover a broad field of innovations. Find out how these lights work, the benefits, how to choose automated lighting systems and more. Smart homes are now a big trend with the market expected to reach $141 billion by 2023. An automated lighting system is one of the main components of these homes. […]

Mortgage firms’ customer satisfaction grows despite remote work shift

With mortgage rates at an all-time low, U.S. home sales have risen to a 14-year high. Now, some existing homeowners are racing to take advantage of the super-low rates too, resulting in a 200% rise in refinancing applications this year. As such, mortgage lenders have faced a hectic schedule at a time of increased business, […]

Tomo Networks raises $40M to streamline real estate transactions

Two former Zillow chiefs have created a new company that aims to use technology to eliminate the complexity of real estate transactions, and it’s being backed by a hefty $40 million it has raised in seed funding. Trulia co-founder Pete Flint, former Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff, Ribbit Capital and Zigg Capital led the funding for […]

Second Century Ventures backs 8 Canadian real estate tech startups

The National Association of Realtor’s strategic investment arm Second Century Ventures has announced eight startups chosen for its inaugural REACH Canada accelerator class. The startups range from virtual staging tools to e-signature platforms, and are all aiming to make a big impact in the real estate technology sector. Second Century Ventures, a global venture fund […]

Amazon targets property management with Alexa for Residential

Amazon is looking to get into property management with its new Alexa service, called Alexa for Residential. The new service is designed to help property managers set up and manage Alexa powered smart home devices throughout their rental properties and buildings. Amazon stressed that property managers will not be able to access their tenant’s data, […]