25 Smart Home Technology Devices You Need Right Now



The following list serves as a template to inspire your future home improvement efforts shall you want to embrace the trends of the moment while cutting energy costs, reducing water consumption, improving home security, and, why not, wellness.

How 3D Houses Are Changing the Housing Industry



As 3D house construction becomes reality, early indications are these houses might be built in half the time and for half the cost. The 3D-printed housing industry is still very early in its development. Although new 3D houses are coming on the market and being sold, you should expect a lot of future experimenting with […]

Great Real Estate Management Software Options For Modern Residential Managers



Managing residential properties has its own fair share of unique challenges. The best way to meet those challenges is by using tools that make your day-to-day operations as stress-free as possible, and one of the best ways to accomplish just that is with a good real estate management software platform that’s tailor-made for residential management. […]

Homebuilder Lennar to create largest 3D-printed home community in Austin



Homebuilding giant Lennar is building what will be the U.S.’s largest community of 3D-printed homes so far in Austin, Texas through a partnership with the startup ICON. The builder, one of the biggest in the U.S., said the high-tech construction method will help it to overcome some labor and materials shortages that have hampered the […]

Digital closing tech provider Endpoint raises $150M to grow its business



Digital closing software startup Endpoint Closing Inc. has raised $150 million in funding from its parent company First American Financial Corp., it said this week. The round brings Endpoint’s total amount raised to $220 million, and follows a $40 million raise in November 2020. Founded in 2018, Los Angeles-based Endpoint was developed by First American […]

Mortgage lender UWM drops bitcoin payments plan, for now



Homeowners have shown little interest in paying off their mortgages with bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, causing United Wholesale Mortgage to ditch its plan to start accepting digital currencies as payment. UWM first announced its plans to embrace cryptocurrencies in August, and began a pilot project enabling a select number of mortgage holders to start making […]

U.K. startup Biohm is using mushrooms to insulate new homes



U.K. company Biohm is hitting the headlines for its plans to start selling building insulation made from mushrooms. The company, which plans to begin mass producing the insulating material made from mycelium, the thread-like roots of mushrooms, insists its product is far more environmentally-friendly and also more affordable than traditional materials. Biohm points out that […]

Redfin expands Direct Access self-guided home tours to more markets



Redfin is expanding its Direct Access Home tours to more markets, meaning buyers will be able to view vacant homes without an agent present in more parts of the U.S. The company said it’s bringing Direct Access to 22 new markets via a new partnership with the security firm ADT, which will install smart home […]

Nomad Homes Snags $20M in Funding: Well Invested? Let’s Wait and See



UAE startup Nomad Homes gleans $20 million in Series A funding. Here’s a status report on that MLS innovation development.

NAR highlights top tech tools used by real estate agents



Most people begin their real estate search online so it’s not surprising that the vast majority of agents are adopting technology tools that can help with marketing their listings and closing transactions. According to the 2021 Real Estate in a Digital Age report by the National Association of Realtors, 41% of more than 6,000 executives […]