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...

Why Facebook Live Works For Real Estate

When you’re advertising your real estate company on social media, it can be a little daunting to jump on all of the new trends that come with platforms like Facebook and Twitter. And, if you’re marketing a business, it probably is best not to jump...

The Next Frontier in Web Design: Age Responsive Design?

Just like everything else in life, your age and phase of life has a big impact on how you use the internet. Think about it in the terms of your last family gathering: While the 5 year old on an iPad is looking for a...

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...

Web Design 101: Make Your Users Anxious But Not Too Anxious

“Interstitial Anxiety” may sound like a term that belongs more in your Freshman Psych textbook than a blog post about web design. But, if you’re building your website, it’s something you’re probably already familiar with, even if you’ve never been able to put your finger...

Densification – The Next Frontier for Development?

If you’ve lived in Atlanta for any period of time, you’re undoubtedly familiar with urban sprawl. Since the city began to boom in the early 90s, the ‘Metro Atlanta Area’ has rapidly expanded to include 30 counties and encompass an area that is comparable in...

Boomers and Multi-Family – What Do They Want?

  It’s sort of an unexpected turn in the multi-family housing market - Boomers in search of a new lifestyle are selling their homes and seeking out multi-family housing. Though once associated mainly with twenty- and thirty-somethings, the appeal of flexible options, lower living costs and...

Can We Stop Holding Our Breath About Housing?

For almost a decade now, any conversation surrounding the Housing Market has always held an edge of trepidation, even skepticism. And, while the last few years have seen positive activity within the industry, many professionals have a sort of ‘once burned, twice shy’ outlook on...