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  • National Association of Realtors’ chief economist Lawrence Yun says home sales are likely to hit a 12-year high this year as builders race to meet demand for entry-level homes from first-time buyers. While existing home sales are likely to remain flat this year, new home sales should top 667,000, which would be the highest number… [Continue Reading]

    NAR’s Yun forecasts new home sales boom in 2019
  • Redfin and RE/MAX are calling time on a partnership announced just two months ago that saw them agree to swap customer referrals in the U.S. and Canada. Through Redfin’s Partner Agents program, the two brokerages had agreed to refer customers to agents. However, RE/MAX is backing out of the deal following Redfin’s launch of a… [Continue Reading]

    Redfin & RE/MAX cancel agent referral partnership after just 2 months
  • RealtyBiz catches up with Jordan Crow for the lowdown on SPIRE’s latest move into the PropTech space, the adoption of the ioTium solution.

    SPIRE Realty Group’s Jordan Crow Talks About IoT Security & Automation
  • Global real estate investment network iintoo has now acquired the assets of RealtyShares as part of a joint venture with RREAF Holdings, LLC.

    iintoo Acquires RealtyShares – Puts $2.5 Billion Plus Under Management
  • VTS, a New York-based company has announced they’ve raised an additional $90 million in Series D funding led by Brookfield Ventures. In total the startup has gleaned $187.4 million since it’s entry seven years ago. According to the company, this funding round makes VTS the largest software venture in CRE history. According to the Wall… [Continue Reading]

    VTS Closes Largest Software Funding Round In CRE History

Nextdoor, the social network for neighborhoods, raises $123M

“Local” social networking site Nextdoor, which aims to bring together people who live in the same neighborhood, has just raised $123 million in a funding round led by Riverwood capital. Benchmark, Tiger Global Management, Kleiner Perkins, and an undisclosed “large global asset manager” also participated in the round, which brings Nextdoor’s total funding to more […]

High-Tech House Makeover Suggestions for Shoestring Budgets

A list of suggested tech innovations that can turn your home into a high-tech smart abode on a shoestring budget. This is PropTech homeowners must have.

SPIRE Realty Group’s Jordan Crow Talks About IoT Security & Automation

RealtyBiz catches up with Jordan Crow for the lowdown on SPIRE’s latest move into the PropTech space, the adoption of the ioTium solution.

Anyplace Snags $2.5 Million Seed Round – Somehow

Anyplace, a marketplace startup that offers people find flexible-term furnished housing, recently closed a $2.5 million dollar funding round.

Marriott to take on Airbnb with new home-sharing platform

Hotelier giant Marriott International is aiming to take on Airbnb with a new home rental business that it hopes will offset pressure from the emerging short-term rental sector. The Wall Street Journal reported that Marriott will launch its Homes & Villas business next week, offering up to 2,000 home rentals in 100 U.S., European and […]

Keeping Wildfires at Bay: How New Technology Can Help

In 2018, California saw some of the worst wildfires on record. Fires ravaged hundreds of homes and threatened hundreds more. A record 42 people were confirmed dead and 200 missing as 250,000 people fled their homes. That’s more than just a safety risk. It has a critical impact on California’s residents and real estate market. […]