Real Estate

WalletHub maps out best cities for first-time homebuyers

If you’re planning on buying your first home in Colorado or Texas, you’re in luck: Several cities in those states offer more bang for your buck, less crime and pleasant weather. But if you’re planning to buy in a few urban areas in California, you may be in for a rough time as long as you own your home …

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Sun Solar gives agents new data to find clients better deals

In addition to promoting a home’s standout features such as a big backyard or sunset-facing porch, real estate agents may soon be touting a home’s solar energy-generating potential …

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Snapchat’s business moves hold powerful marketing lesson for real estate

This column is all about helping real estate agents discover new technologies. Beyond searching for the new, I look to uncover ways for you to leverage what’s already here …

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Nikolay Bankov: ‘I want to be able to instantly talk to a real estate professional about a property’

“For the last year I have been looking for a real estate property, and the one thing that became abundantly clear is that the real estate industry is very technologically underserved,” says Bankov …

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NextStopNY and 3F Living’s shared office provides mutual benefit

Stroll through the cozy office of New York City-based NextStopNY and you’ll see granite countertops, an assortment of carpet tiles, floor plans, stylish coat hangers and an exquisitely finished kitchen. That’s because the brokerage shares space with an interior design firm …

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How to manage your personal online reputation

According to the company Social Life Management, half of the 75 percent of adults who Google themselves find negative results. Competitors, former business partners and disgruntled clients all have the potential to write harmful attacks on your character via the platform almost everyone can access — the Internet …

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How to create a 5-star buyer showing experience

The right real estate apps can enhance your buyers’ customer experience, make it easier to close them and result in future referrals. Here are highly useful apps to help create a five-star buyer showing experience …

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Erik Poje: ‘Technology helps us focus on what’s valuable’

The director of sales at Boston Logic reveals what keeps him up at night and what edge technology brings to his business …

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Common gets $7.35 million in funding to bring affordable, flexible housing to New York City

Recent graduates and those just getting into the workforce may not be qualified to get an apartment in New York City, forcing them to find an apartment elsewhere or live with individuals they do not know …

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Chicago’s 9 percent cloud tax will include real estate listings, prices

On June 9, the city of Chicago released a tax expansion ruling to include streaming and cloud-based data in its 9 percent gross receipt tax. Effective July 1, the “clarification” has technology companies, lawmakers and housing market experts in the city scratching their heads, wondering what the ruling covers and how much of an impact it could have …

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