The growing role of tech in real estate



As consumers increasingly use the internet as their main home search tool, real estate professionals know it’s essential to meet them there. According to a new survey by the National Association of Realtors, agents say the top technology tools they use to obtain leads include social media (used by 47 percent of agents), MLS suites […]

Housing market slowdown takes its toll on luxury homes



Financial experts are warning that the luxury housing market is at risk of slowing down, due to higher mortgage rates that have also affected other segments of the real estate market. This week, luxury homebuilder Toll Brothers reported that its seen a 13 percent drop in the number of signed contracts for homes in its […]

4 Ways The Real Estate and Mortgage Will Transform by 2020



Today, searching for and buying a new home is much different than in times past. With a wealth of data at buyers’ fingertips, the entire buying process is changing. As a result, agents have to readjust their tactics to meet the growing needs of today’s buyer. It’s not just real estate agents who are being […]

PropertyGuys.com to Expand into the United States



PropertyGuys.com which is Canada’s premier private sale marketing group recently announced that it has awarded a Master Franchise License for its proprietary real estate platform in the state of Florida. According to the press release, the company which is now the largest private real estate franchise network in Canada is now strategically targeting the US […]

Home inventory rises for the first time in 4 years



Many real estate markets have been plagued by a lack of homes for sale for several years, but things are changing with inventories across the nation finally showing an uptick last month. According to Zillow’s October Real Estate Market Report, the amount of homes for sale in the U.S. rose by 3 percent last month, […]

Home Sales Activity in Canada Eased in October



Statistics recently released by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show that nationally, home sales declined between September and October this year. During October home sales through the Canadian MLS systems declined by 1.6% and although activity is still stronger compared to the first half of the year, it remains lower than the monthly levels […]

Poorly designed homes contributing to obesity, study finds



The obesity epidemic in America is nothing new, but the reasons why it’s occurring could be. According to a new study from nonprofit group Trust of America’s Health, one reason for the epidemic could be due to the architectural design of the buildings we live in. While recent socials trends have seen a growing emphasis […]

You Want Me to Move Where? Tenant Relocation Clauses in Office Leases



Many commercial real estate leases contain tenant relocation clauses, which allow the landlord to require that the tenant move to different rental space. Since relocations are uncommon, tenants may not pay attention to those clauses when negotiating their leases. However, the terms in the relocation clause can make–or break–a tenant’s business when triggered. Why Landlords […]

Hundreds of homes destroyed in worst-ever California wildfires



Some 42 people are confirmed killed, with more than 200 missing as three wildfires swept through California this week, razing hundreds of homes to the ground. The death toll is said to be a grim new record in the Golden State, beating the 31 victims who died during the 1933 Griffith Park disaster in Los […]

Amazon’s imminent HQ2 announcement sparks ‘frenzy’ among property buyers



Reports that Amazon has narrowed down the choice of potential cities to host its second headquarters to just three have led to “property frenzies”, as investors look to cash in what they assume would be skyrocketing real estate prices once the decision is officially announced. Last week it was reported that Amazon will pick two […]

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