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  • Web-based real estate brokerage Redfin is expanding the availability of its instant offers service via a partnership with iBuying company Opendoor. The partnership, announced last week, will allow homeowners who sell their homes on Redfin’s platform to get instant offers on their properties. The way iBuying works is that companies like Opendoor buy the homes… [Continue Reading]

    Redfin teams up with Opendoor to expand its Instant Offers service
  • Households including at least one person with a high school diploma or GED can afford the typical mortgage payment in most large metro areas across the U.S., according to a new analysis by Zillow. But soaring home values that have outpaced incomes have made down payments a barrier for many, particularly first-time home buyers. Mortgage… [Continue Reading]

    Zillow highlights 36 metros where high school grads can afford a mortgage
  • Government officials in flood-prone areas are trying to make it cheaper for homeowners to raise their properties in order to help protect them against the threat. Flooding is one of the major threats to homes in low-lying coastal areas, and the problem is being compounded by increasing federal flood insurance premiums. “The seas are rising,… [Continue Reading]

    Florida city wants homeowners to raise their homes to protect against flooding
  • Selling a home is one of the most stressful experiences in modern life, second only to a relationship break-up. More than three quarters of Americans who have sold a home in the past three years say it was a stressful experience, and it could easily become more stressful as the market slows and turns in… [Continue Reading]

    Selling a home brings a third of Americans to tears
  • To succeed in marketing your real estate business in 2019, you must keep up with the latest trends. Here are some game winning tips.

    Five Game Winning Real Estate Marketing Trends for 2019

5 Ways Technology Is Changing the Face of Home Security

Home security has come a long way since the simple alarm system. With technology paving the way for smarter homes and even smarter security, there’s a lot more to expect these days when it comes to guarding your home against thieves. From long-range night vision and 1080p HD resolution to ultra wide angles and listen-in […]

Using Emotion Detection Technology in the world of Real Estate

Could a machine find you the perfect house simply by analysing your facial expressions? With the exponential growth and development of Artificial Intelligence this is becoming a reality. Machines can now detect emotion with a 90% accuracy rating, and this has many implications for the real estate market, for both buyers and sellers. Emotion Recognition […]

Redfin teams up with Opendoor to expand its Instant Offers service

Web-based real estate brokerage Redfin is expanding the availability of its instant offers service via a partnership with iBuying company Opendoor. The partnership, announced last week, will allow homeowners who sell their homes on Redfin’s platform to get instant offers on their properties. The way iBuying works is that companies like Opendoor buy the homes […]

Form Simplicity updates to improve paperless transaction productivity

One of the real estate industry’s most popular and advanced paperless transaction management solutions, Form Simplicity, has deployed its newly redesigned application to REALTORS® throughout Florida, Idaho, Wyoming, South Dakota, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Iowa. The update improves transaction productivity and speeds up agent and broker workflow for hundreds of thousands of Realtors across the […]

Lionstone Investments Selects Bractlet to Deploy Technology

Lionstone Investments is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Austin-based smart building software company Bractlet to implement its technology at 31 office properties totaling nearly 9 million square feet, about half of its total U.S. portfolio. The unique platform identifies building performance optimizations aimed at reducing operating expenses. Bractlet’s ability […]

Realtor.com adds commute time filter to its search listings

One of the most important factors when considering a home to buy is the time it takes to commute to work. According to a realtor.com survey of 600 of its users, around 85% of buyers say they would even sacrifice other sought-after features, such as square footage, home style and lot size, in order for […]