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 […]

Consumers say they’ll pay more for net-zero energy homes



A growing number of consumers indicate they’d be willing to spend more to buy a ‘net-zero energy home’, or one that generates as much energy as it uses. A recent survey by the Propane Education & Research Council of 2,200 U.S. adults who’re planning to buy, remodel or build a home, reveals that the vast […]

Landlord Bookkeeping Software: Unlocking Potential of Your Investment



Bookkeeping is a critical process for the success of your rental property business. It helps you take charge of factors contributing to your ROI. Such factors include cash flow, rental payments, tax issues, property management expenses, among others. As your real estate portfolio grows, you will need to upgrade your bookkeeping processes.  If you own […]

Demystifying Home Automation Kits for the Modern Homeowner



The modern homeowner has moved beyond décor aesthetics to tech-based home improvements. Home automation is one of these trending tech-based ideas today.  Home automation kits give you control over multiple devices in your home via a mobile device. From the thermostat, security system, alarms, lighting, access doors, entertainment system to sprinklers, you can now control […]

Properly Raises $22M Series A to Transform Canada’s Homes Market



News that the Toronto proptech startup Properly snagged a cool $22 million in Series A financing comes at a timely moment in the tech sector.

Decorus Lighting offers a first-of-its-kind decorative lighting system



Decorus Lighting is a new lighting and accessories company that offers the world’s first interchangeable decorative lighting system. Lighting is an essential element when defining the context and feel of a space. The reality, however, is that unlike many other home decor categories, lighting is infrequently changed due to the cost and hassle associated with […]

What to Look for in the Best Real Estate Software



Digital technology has made the idea of a paperless office a reality. In the real estate industry, more agencies now use online platforms to promote their listings. However, digital platforms and walk-in customers still generate a lot of work that requires paperwork. This affects efficiency and productivity at your real estate agency. Luckily, you can […]