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  • Although it may seem to be at odds with convention, a growing number of renters are buying second, vacation properties even before they purchase their primary residence. Real estate industry watchers say the trend is borne from the COVID-19 pandemic, and that with remote work now a permanent fixture of many people’s lives, they’re taking… [Continue Reading]

    Some people are buying their second homes first
  • The notorious securities scammer Bernard Madoff has died in a North Carolina prison where he was serving a 150-year prison sentence.

    Notorious Swindler Bernie Madoff Dies in Prison at 82
  • Billionaire Rick Caruso’s namesake real estate firm Caruso has said it will accept bitcoin

    Rick Caruso’s real estate firm now accepts bitcoin
  • An innovative PropTech company that creates 3D spatial mapping tools, Matterport will now go public through a merger with Gores Holdings VI – GHVI (NASDAQ)

    Matterport: Will It Be This Year’s Biggest PropTech IPO?
  • The remote work trend has caused a lot of people to become more attached to their pets as they spend more time with their furry companions. Now, some companies are trying to entice their staff back to the office by making accommodations for pet-friendly work spaces. A recent survey from Canfield Pet Hospital and OnePoll… [Continue Reading]

    Executives warm to pet-friendly, post-pandemic work spaces

Rick Caruso’s real estate firm now accepts bitcoin

Billionaire Rick Caruso’s namesake real estate firm Caruso has said it will accept bitcoin

Matterport: Will It Be This Year’s Biggest PropTech IPO?

An innovative PropTech company that creates 3D spatial mapping tools, Matterport will now go public through a merger with Gores Holdings VI – GHVI (NASDAQ)

Using Technology to Recover Rental Debt

One nightmare situation for any landlord or letting agent is where a tenant falls heavily behind with rent payments, leaving a huge rental debt outstanding. Worse still, if the tenant then decides to throw caution to the wind and skip town without paying, the landlord is in an even more stressful situation. Many landlords and […]

Senior care homes embrace tech to help residents stay connected

Senior living operators are trying to use digital services to help their residents stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. New digital tools they’re offering to fight social isolation include video chat applications, virtual assistants, livestreamed fitness classes and even virtual reality-based day trips. The innovations are needed, operators say, because many senior residents are feeling […]

Compass raises $450M in its IPO, with its stock closing the day up 12%

The technology-powered real estate brokerage Compass launched its initial public offering Thursday closing its first day of trading at $20.15 per share, around 12% higher than its IPO price. Compass priced its stock at $18 per share, at the low end of its target range of $18 and $19. That range itself had been revised […]

Boutique real estate brokerage Side raises $150M

Technology-based real estate brokerage Side Inc. became a “unicorn” today as it raised $150 million in a Series D round of funding that brings its value to more than $1 billion. The round was led by Coatue Management, together with participation from existing investors Matrix Partners, Trinity Ventures and Sapphire Ventures, and brings its total […]