More people are buying homes without seeing them first



Digital technology is rapidly going mainstream in real estate, and many home buyers are so confident in it that they’re going ahead with their purchases without seeing their new properties in person. Take the example of one anonymous European buyer, who recently splashed out a stunning $6.3 million to buy an entire island off the […]

CoreLogic launches AI-based home buying portal, OneHome



Real estate industry data analytics firm CoreLogic has just launched a new artificial intelligence-based platform called OneHome that it says can streamline the home buying process for both agents and consumers. The company said OneHome helps to facilitate communication between real estate agents and home buyers throughout the buying process. In addition, the platform also […]

Redfin reports rise in offers from virtual tours only



With most buyers resorting to virtual tours as the only way to actually see inside a listed home during the coronavirus outbreak, one might be forgiven for thinking that home buying activity is all but dead. But in actual fact, many real estate brokerages are still doing business, with Redfin reporting that some 12% of […]

Internet of Voice: The Next Big Thing to Generate Real Estate Leads



Internet of Voice (IoV), commonly referred to as ‘voice search’ is set to be the next big thing in marketing for various businesses. Several key leaders in the marketing industry are predicting IoV to be the marketplace disruptor in the coming years. IoV Overview Voice search refers to sending a query using your voice instead […]

Sahel Majali Explains How VR Technology Is Used in Construction



More and more of the world’s leading construction companies are catching on to the potential of VR technology. In this article, we explore its applications in a construction context, and how VR can reduce costs, promote collaborative cohesion, and make building projects faster and safer. What Is VR? VR is a simulated experience that provides […]

Assessing the Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Real Estate



Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the biggest innovations of the 21st century. It is now impacting every aspect of modern life. The rise of intelligent machines is one of the most outstanding modern innovations. According to IDC, global spending on AI systems will hit $35.8 billion in 2019. At the same time, a Gartner […]

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 Technology Is Changing the Face of Home Security



Home security has come a long way since the simple alarm system. With technology paving the way for smarter homes and even smarter security, there’s a lot more to expect these days when it comes to guarding your home against thieves. From long-range night vision and 1080p HD resolution to ultra wide angles and listen-in […]

Urban renewal startup Venn raises $40M



Urban renewal tech startup Venn has announced the completion of its Series A round with a total funding to date of $40 million. Investors include Pitango Venture Capital, Hamilton Lane, on behalf of the New York State Common Retirement Fund, and Bridges Israel. Venn plans to use the investment to enhance R&D capabilities, refine Venn’s […]

PropTech Update: No More “Baby Steps” Into the Future



PropTech for research, to buy, to sell and to manage real estate, is the future.