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  • This week RealtyBiz talked with Shaival Shah, who is one of the co-founders Ribbon Home, one of the industry’s most successful new services.

    A Conversation With Ribbon Co-founder Shaival Shah
  • Lumber prices hit another record high last week, with the price having risen now by more than 170% in the last 10 months, according to a report by the National Association of Home Builders. That’s bad news for buyers, as home builders have responded by increasing the prices of new homes. The soaring cost of… [Continue Reading]

    Lumber prices rise again, impacting home affordability
  • Home buyers in the U.S. are facing increasingly fierce bidding wars, but even as prices rise and competition heats up, they’re not giving in. A new survey by the National Association of Home Builders last week found that around 40% of prospective home buyers have been unable to purchase one because they keep getting outbid,… [Continue Reading]

    Bidding wars heat up, but buyers are undeterred
  • Real estate brokers, associations and business executives are divided over whether they should require their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning to work, according to a survey by the business and technology consultancy West Monroe. The survey, conducted in January, revealed that 51% of C-level commercial executives have said they’ll require workers to… [Continue Reading]

    Executives are divided on the need for employees to be vaccinated
  • Home buyers across the U.S. are finding themselves in bidding wars due to a reduced supply of homes on the market, and some are resorting to desperate measures to ensure their bids are accepted. But sometimes they take things too far, professionals say. An article in the Wall Street Journal recounts the story of Mary… [Continue Reading]

    Buyers resort to desperate tactics as bidding wars heat up

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A Conversation With Ribbon Co-founder Shaival Shah

In 2017 entrepreneurs Jian Wei Gan, Shaival Shah acted on a shared vision and created a truly unique startup called Ribbon Home. Today, their idea to … [Read More...]

Zillow acquires ShowingTime for its online tour scheduling platform

Zillow is acquiring a company called ShowingTime that offers a platform for scheduling physical home tours so people can go to see a home they’re interested at a time that’s most convenient. Zillow said it’s buying ShowingTime for $500 million, and will use the company’s technology to make it easier for people to request tours […]

Smart Homes of the Future What Should you Expect

If you plan to build a smart home, learn more about the technologies that will define the smart home of the future, their practicality, benefits and more. Smart homes are now a dominant trend in the real estate market.  A recent market report estimated the global smart home market to grow at a CAGR of 21% from 2019-2025.  By […]

Virtual walkthrough software company Matterport is going public

Matterport, a company that provides virtual reality technology used in virtual walkthroughs of homes and office spaces, said this week that it’s planning to go public on the NASDAQ stock exchange. With the move, Matterport follows in the footsteps of other real estate firms such as Opendoor and Porch.com, both of which recently went public […]

Best WordPress Real Estate Plugins

WordPress powers nearly 40% of all sites on the web. It’s trusted by everyone from Fortune 500 corporations to independent consultants. It’s by far the most used content management system on the market. The market dominance of WordPress is a testament to adaptable it is, which is due in no small part to the tens […]

SQ4D’s claims first ever 3D printed home MLS listing

A 3D printing company that specializes in building homes has just seen its first such building listed for sale on the MLS after receiving a certificate of occupancy. SQ4D Inc., which built the $299,000 property in Riverhead, New York, said that most of the building was constructed by a robot, before being finished by human […]

7 Ways PropTech is Changing Real Estate

Technology has entered almost every aspect of life from education and healthcare to the construction and automotive industry. Designed to make life easier and streamline almost every task we encounter, it was only a matter of time before the real estate market saw the integration of technology as well. Agents and investors are now seeing […]