Will it be a buyer’s or a seller’s market this year?



Real estate market experts were optimistic of an extremely hot seller’s market in 2020, but then along came the coronavirus pandemic. “We are in uncharted territory,” Caleb Liu, a real estate investor and owner of House Simply Sold, told The Mortgage Reports. He said that some homeowners may be forced to sell due to economic […]

U.S. companies plan a phased return to work



American firms are likely to take a gradual and cautious approach as they reopen their workplaces amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey from commercial real estate company CBRE. Most companies will follow social distancing protocols and readjust their workplaces to ensure they can be implemented. Around half of the 203 companies surveyed […]

Our COVID-19 Fortunes Ride Like Those of UK Billionaires



During this crisis our fortunes are tied to billionaire property giants hard-put to overcome this crisis. Here’s a lesson in sticktoitiveness.

Spotlight: REITs, COVID-19, and the Rental Affordability Act



Successful REITs are being challenged by the coronavirus pandemic for myriad reasons. Can companies like AvalonBay Communities rise to the occasion?

France’s Gecina Shows How to Lead During a Crisis



Méka Brunel, CEO of Gecina, announced an unpredicented balance sheet considering France and the world are in the grip of a major recession.

COVID-19 sparks big interest in suburban life



The COVID-19 pandemic could result in waves of people moving from the city and into the suburbs in search of more space, forecasts show. While 30% of American say they’ve browsed real estate listings recently, those who live in urban areas are twice as likely as those living in the suburbs or rural areas to […]

Will COVID-19 kill the open office space concept?



Experts say the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing employers to reconsider their office layouts, and the open-office style layout may well get the chop. “While many organizations prepared for employee safety in other ways, the workplace was not designed to mitigate the spread of disease,” Steelcase, a furniture maker, wrote in a newly published brochure called […]

Broker Management Training: Get the Resources You Need to Grow Your Brokerage



In an effort to get a pulse on the industry and learn more about the tools available to help real estate agents grow their businesses, I sat down with Robert (Bob) Burns, Real Estate Coach, Trainer and Consultant with Leader’s Edge Training, to discuss the resources they offer for real estate professionals. While there’s no […]

Kandinsky House: A New Case of Cultural Dynamism in Ekaterinburg



Brusnika, AHR Architects, Minotti, Lundwall Architects AB, and Greenhance cooperate to create a perfect Ekaterinburg improvisation.

How to prepare for a video home tour



With most Americans continuing to stay at home to try and prevent the spread of the coronavirus, real estate agents are increasingly relying on video or virtual home tours to show clients their listings. Many agents feel that these video tours can help make up for the lack of an in-person viewing, but they still […]