Nobul, Other Proptech: Why the Future of Real Estate Relies on It



These days, it’s not uncommon – in fact it’s highly likely – for people entering the home buying or selling process to turn to technology to get started with the process.  In the real estate industry, property tech or ‘proptech’ is addressing almost all aspects of the real estate business. Although some North American real […]

Virtual power plants to become the next hot housing amenity



Solar powered systems and batteries are set to become one of the hottest housing amenities in both residential and commercial properties. Experts say that recent advances in these technologies have led to lower costs, and that means they’ll soon become a must have for both homeowners and companies alike. Looking to cash in on the […]

Opendoor says it will help buyers make cash offers



iBuying company Opendoor is responding to a slump in its business by helping customers who need to secure financing to buy a home make cash-backed offers that can improve the chances of their bid on a home being accepted. The company said that in order to take advantage of the offer, buyers will first need […]

Tech-based brokerage Compass files for IPO



Spurred on by a booming housing market, the technology-powered real estate brokerage Compass said Monday that it’s planning to go public via an initial public offering later this year. Compass was founded in 2012 and has attracted thousands of agents due to its high-tech offerings that arm them with better data and analytics, marketing and […]

Smart Home Tech You Can Count On



Smart home tech refers to the automation of a home whereby a system connects different devices and appliances. The automation system includes communication technology that enables a homeowner to remotely control their home setup from anywhere using an internet connection with their devices like a smartphone. Smart home tech systems can control appliances, lighting, temperature, […]

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 […]