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  • The housing market is on fire, with home prices up 20% today compared to one year ago. But if you thought that the market couldn’t get any hotter, and that things might start to cool off soon, think again, as analysts believe there are yet more home price gains in store for 2022. Goldman Sachs… [Continue Reading]

    Goldman Sachs forecasts home prices to jump 16% in 2022
  • An interview with Engel & Völkers Partner David Turner on Wyoming’s unique market, networks, and feeling at home in the middle of nowhere.

    Engel & Völkers Partner David Turner On Specialty Markets
  • Dallas Cowboy Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith has his home on the market for $2.2 million with dinner on him thrown in.

    $2.2 Million Gets You Dinner With Emmitt Smith and His Great Big House
  • UAE startup Nomad Homes gleans $20 million in Series A funding. Here’s a status report on that MLS innovation development.

    Nomad Homes Snags $20M in Funding: Well Invested? Let’s Wait and See
  • A look at agents and agencies with prominent Instagram footprints. Have they taken it to the next level? Or, are they falling on their faces?

    A Wakeup Call for Famous Agents Asleep On Instagram

Digital closing tech provider Endpoint raises $150M to grow its business

Digital closing software startup Endpoint Closing Inc. has raised $150 million in funding from its parent company First American Financial Corp., it said this week. The round brings Endpoint’s total amount raised to $220 million, and follows a $40 million raise in November 2020. Founded in 2018, Los Angeles-based Endpoint was developed by First American […]

Mortgage lender UWM drops bitcoin payments plan, for now

Homeowners have shown little interest in paying off their mortgages with bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, causing United Wholesale Mortgage to ditch its plan to start accepting digital currencies as payment. UWM first announced its plans to embrace cryptocurrencies in August, and began a pilot project enabling a select number of mortgage holders to start making […]

U.K. startup Biohm is using mushrooms to insulate new homes

U.K. company Biohm is hitting the headlines for its plans to start selling building insulation made from mushrooms. The company, which plans to begin mass producing the insulating material made from mycelium, the thread-like roots of mushrooms, insists its product is far more environmentally-friendly and also more affordable than traditional materials. Biohm points out that […]

Redfin expands Direct Access self-guided home tours to more markets

Redfin is expanding its Direct Access Home tours to more markets, meaning buyers will be able to view vacant homes without an agent present in more parts of the U.S. The company said it’s bringing Direct Access to 22 new markets via a new partnership with the security firm ADT, which will install smart home […]

Nomad Homes Snags $20M in Funding: Well Invested? Let’s Wait and See

UAE startup Nomad Homes gleans $20 million in Series A funding. Here’s a status report on that MLS innovation development.

NAR highlights top tech tools used by real estate agents

Most people begin their real estate search online so it’s not surprising that the vast majority of agents are adopting technology tools that can help with marketing their listings and closing transactions. According to the 2021 Real Estate in a Digital Age report by the National Association of Realtors, 41% of more than 6,000 executives […]