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  • Airbnb last week acquired a platform called Urbandoor that offers extended stays for corporate clients. Founded in 2015, Urbandoor differentiates itself not just through its focus on business travelers, but also by the fact it deals directly with multifamily building owners instead of renters. The company goes directly to big real estate firms like Greystar,… [Continue Reading]

    Airbnb acquires Urbandoor to expand its corporate client business
  • Consumers who choose to use an iBuyer to sell their home often end up paying much higher fees than they would have if they’d gone with a traditional real estate agent, according to new research from Collateral Analytics. iBuyers are companies that provide instant cash offers and quick closings on a home, which can be… [Continue Reading]

    Research shows iBuyers typically cost sellers 13% to 15% more
  • With the cost of housing reaching sky-high levels in many West Coast cities, a number of technology companies have stepped in with pledges of millions of dollars to try and reverse the situation. Microsoft for example, in January announced it was committing $500 million to pay for affordable housing, while Google recently said it would… [Continue Reading]

    Big tech’s affordable housing commitments are ‘not enough’, experts say
  • New research from Zillow shows that recessions typically don’t have a negative impact on home values, contrary to what many experts have always said. Other than the housing-led Great Recession of the late 2000s, Zillow’s analysis shows that home values have typically continued to grow through national and statewide recessions over the past quarter-century. The… [Continue Reading]

    Study shows that recessions don’t have much impact on home values
  • The U.S. Federal Reserve this week slashed interest rates for the first time since the Great Recession in 2008, but experts say the move is unlikely to improve what is already a very favorable borrowing environment for home buyers. The federal funds rate, which governs the rate banks charge each other for short-term borrowing, will… [Continue Reading]

    Consumers get more home buying power as Fed cuts interest rates

Landlord Bookkeeping Software: Unlocking Potential of Your Investment

Bookkeeping is a critical process for the success of your rental property business. It helps you take charge of factors contributing to your ROI. Such factors include cash flow, rental payments, tax issues, property management expenses, among others. As your real estate portfolio grows, you will need to upgrade your bookkeeping processes.  If you own […]

Demystifying Home Automation Kits for the Modern Homeowner

The modern homeowner has moved beyond décor aesthetics to tech-based home improvements. Home automation is one of these trending tech-based ideas today.  Home automation kits give you control over multiple devices in your home via a mobile device. From the thermostat, security system, alarms, lighting, access doors, entertainment system to sprinklers, you can now control […]

Properly Raises $22M Series A to Transform Canada’s Homes Market

News that the Toronto proptech startup Properly snagged a cool $22 million in Series A financing comes at a timely moment in the tech sector.

Decorus Lighting offers a first-of-its-kind decorative lighting system

Decorus Lighting is a new lighting and accessories company that offers the world’s first interchangeable decorative lighting system. Lighting is an essential element when defining the context and feel of a space. The reality, however, is that unlike many other home decor categories, lighting is infrequently changed due to the cost and hassle associated with […]

What to Look for in the Best Real Estate Software

Digital technology has made the idea of a paperless office a reality. In the real estate industry, more agencies now use online platforms to promote their listings. However, digital platforms and walk-in customers still generate a lot of work that requires paperwork. This affects efficiency and productivity at your real estate agency. Luckily, you can […]

Landlord Cloud Services: Redefining Property Management Today

Are your property’s management needs causing you sleepless nights? Do you wish you had an easier way to handle all landlord tasks? If your answer is yes, it is time to explore cloud-based landlord services. Property remains one of the most viable investment options across the world. The demand for housing keeps rising as Millenials […]