Thinking of Sprucing Up Your Home? Try Automated Lighting Control Systems



Your home is a sanctuary where you retreat after a tiring day. It is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle that is life. Little wonder then that homeowners go to great lengths to improve their homes.  In 2018, home improvement expenditure in the U.S amounted to about $394 billion.  When sprucing up your […]

Consorto European PropTech Startup Raises €500k Seed Round



In news from the European PropTech scene, Amsterdam and Tallinn-based startup Consorto has just raised a seed round of investment in the amount of €500 thousand euro. The pan-European commercial B2B online marketplace aims to connect industry investors to commercial real estate investment opportunities. Founded back in 2018, Consorto features commercial real estate listings from office, industrial, retail, […]

Why millennials are investing in real estate online



With millennials finding themselves priced out of their local housing markets, many are searching online for opportunities to invest in real estate elsewhere, according to a report in Curbed.com. The report notes that millennials are instead getting creative with their investments, which they see as a way to build up savings so that they can […]

5 Ways to Redefine Your Home with Cutting Edge Technology



As a homeowner, you are always on the lookout for new ideas to improve your living space. From entertainment, décor, security, convenience, energy efficiency, safety to wellbeing, there are a lot of areas you can improve using the latest technology. Automation has emerged as one of the most popular home improvement ideas. If you want […]

Arlo Pro 2 makes home security smart and easy



Think you don’t need a home security system? Think again. Every 13 seconds in America a home burglary is committed. That’s over 2 million burglaries committed in the United States each year. You can put your mind at ease with the Arlo Pro 2 home security camera. Forget about complicated home security systems that lock […]

Opendoor buys OS National to offer escrow, title services



iBuying company Opendoor has made another acquisition, this time buying a national title and escrow service provider called OS National. Opendoor will now be able to integrate that firm’s title, escrow and closing services into its online home buying and selling platform, it said. Opendoor is the trailblazer in the iBuying industry, in which it […]

Facebook considers hiding ‘likes’



Facebook is said to be looking at the idea of hiding ‘like counts’ on people’s posts, in order to prevent user’s popularity being measured solely on the number of likes or followers they have. The site is reportedly testing hiding likes on some Instagram accounts as well as Facebook accounts. Researcher Jane Manchun Wong discovered […]

U.K. PropTech Star Residently Raises £7m in Funding



Residently has raised £7 million in seed funding from Felix Capital, LocalGlobe and A/O PropTech, and original angel funders.

Reali expands with an alternative iBuying model



California-based estate startup Reali this week launched a new home trade-in program that lets homeowners buy a new home and sell their old property in a single transaction. The Reali Trade-In program is different from others in that homeowners buy a new home first, before selling their old one. The idea is to try and […]

Automated home appraisals to become more widespread



Mortgage companies are increasingly turning to computer algorithms to appraise seller’s homes, and a new federal proposal may see the practice become even more widespread, the Wall Street Journal reports. According to the Journal, federal regulators want the majority of U.S. homes valued at less than $400,000 to be exempt from a requirement that says […]