How soon will an investment in solar panels payoff?



Housing industry experts say that solar panels will become a more common fixture on new homes in the U.S. as installation costs fall and their benefits become more widely known. The industry is keeping a very keen watch on California, which has already mandated their installation on most new homes, the first U.S. state to […]

Some buyers are seeking more resilient homes



Interest in off-grid homes is growing among buyers who are wary of blackout events such as the incident in Texas in February that followed a severe winter storm. The growing interest in self-powered homes has led some developers to go beyond energy saving features like solar panels, building even more protections into their properties. “Houses […]

5G connectivity makes a home more valuable, survey finds



Blazing-fast 5G internet connections are rapidly becoming a major selling point for homes, and the majority of people believe that an abode that has one is more valuable than a similar property that lacks 5G, a new survey has found. The survey of 1,000 U.S. adults commissioned by the wireless network provider Verizon found that […]

New Tools: Listing Alert Re-Reinvents Pre-MLS Window



A new look at an agent tool that shows a pre-MLS window, and offers a point of differentiation. Listing Alert may match your needs.

Top 10 Real Estate Marketing Trends of 2021



Here are the top 20 real estate marketing trends of 2021.

Rick Caruso’s real estate firm now accepts bitcoin



Billionaire Rick Caruso’s namesake real estate firm Caruso has said it will accept bitcoin

Matterport: Will It Be This Year’s Biggest PropTech IPO?



An innovative PropTech company that creates 3D spatial mapping tools, Matterport will now go public through a merger with Gores Holdings VI – GHVI (NASDAQ)

Using Technology to Recover Rental Debt



One nightmare situation for any landlord or letting agent is where a tenant falls heavily behind with rent payments, leaving a huge rental debt outstanding. Worse still, if the tenant then decides to throw caution to the wind and skip town without paying, the landlord is in an even more stressful situation. Many landlords and […]

Senior care homes embrace tech to help residents stay connected



Senior living operators are trying to use digital services to help their residents stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. New digital tools they’re offering to fight social isolation include video chat applications, virtual assistants, livestreamed fitness classes and even virtual reality-based day trips. The innovations are needed, operators say, because many senior residents are feeling […]

Compass raises $450M in its IPO, with its stock closing the day up 12%



The technology-powered real estate brokerage Compass launched its initial public offering Thursday closing its first day of trading at $20.15 per share, around 12% higher than its IPO price. Compass priced its stock at $18 per share, at the low end of its target range of $18 and $19. That range itself had been revised […]