Got Tech? If You’re Selling a House this Year, You Should.

Technology. For a long time, it seemed like integrating high tech features into the daily functions of a home was light years away, something more akin to the Jetsons than reality. But, in just the past few years, smart home technology has entered the public...

Forecasting 2017

Regardless of what happens in the next 12 months, one thing is certain – this will be a year of change and transition. But what do the political changes mean for housing? It’s a question that’s been on the mind of not only our industry...

The ‘Reality’ TV Effect

‘Reality’ TV is usually considered ‘throwaway’ media – something that’s fun to watch, but doesn’t have any real effect on the real world. But, in the world of Real Estate, that’s not necessarily true. We’re all familiar with the Real Estate Reality TV shows –...

Wait…The Suburbs Don’t Look The Way We Think They Do

Suburban. While once the ideal embodiment of the American Dream, these days, the term tends to take on a droll sound if uttered by anyone in real estate development. Today, in the midst of urban revitalizations across the country, the suburbs are where our buyers’...

Have we found the key to brick and mortar’s future?

Welcome to one of the biggest retail seasons of the year. With the holidays right around the corner, consumers across the country are scrambling to cross everyone off of their list before the big day. And, as we get further into December, we’re all reminded...

RE Trends 2017: Is Your City Smart?

When you hear the term ‘Smart City’ you may be inclined to envision the streets of the world’s educational meccas. However, in the world of Real Estate, Urban Planning, and Development, that term is taking on a completely different meaning. Today, ‘Smart City’ refers not...

Building Multigenerational Homes for the Next Generation

"Family" (CC BY 2.0) by laurel marie photography This year, The Pew Research Center identified a growing trend in multigenerational living. This means that more and more families are returning to what was once considered an antiquated lifestyle where parents, grown children, and even grandchildren all live together under...

Malls: Revitalizing the ‘Burbs?

Once an American institution that seemed to be an unshakeable fixture of the suburbs, the shopping malls of the 80s, 90s and even the 00s are on the decline. As online shopping continues to take over as the consumer’s preferred mode of retail therapy, malls...

Closing The Real Estate Buyer-Agent Gap

Millennial homebuyers are finally diving in to the real estate market. And, as the entire housing industry breathes a collective sigh of relief, agents and brokers are faced with a new issue – the buyer-agent gap. Real estate has been one of last industries to...