365 Tips Real Estate News Roundup: August 11, 2014



+++ What’s the Future of Real Estate? (National Association of Realtors)

In 1991, the National Association of REALTORS® made an “office of the future” video predicting what kinds of space-age technologies would change the home buying and selling process by the year 2000.

READ: Future of Real Estate: http://bit.ly/1oDIqPZ


+++ Austin real estate market vulnerable to undercutting, industry execs say (Austin Business Journal)

“We all know the good news. Austin’s real estate market is hot right now, and will be into the the foreseeable future, especially if you’re the one doing the selling. But if you’re buying, those high prices are becoming an impediment not only to first-time homeowners, as Austin Business Journal first documented in a cover story last November.”

READ: Austin Market Undercutting: http://bit.ly/1lPmlJl


+++ This Startup Wants To Be The E-Trade Of Real Estate (Business Insider)

“Sharestates is offering both accredited investors and the public a real estate crowdfunding platform that lets them dip as little as $100 into a project. The idea is to bring real estate to the masses.”

READ: Real Estate E-Trade: http://read.bi/1ynNaKf


+++ 55 and up: It’s a building real estate market (Houston Chronicle)

“They had 100,000 people show up in the middle of the desert for opening weekend,” said David Kalosis, a senior vice president of John Burns Real Estate Consulting. “That goes to show you what America was missing at the time. It wasn’t about the home. It was about the lifestyle.”

READ: 55 and Up: http://bit.ly/1oE3dOh


+++ Behold the worst real estate listing ever (Salon)

“The listing, which Realtor.com reassuringly claims “previously was a Halloween haunted house,” is not exactly in flip it to win it mode. There’s the extensive wood paneling and the crumbling ceiling. And, in an epic staging fail, there’s also the blood splattered walls and the words “YOU WILL DIE” smeared in red in what looks like the gruesomest rec room in the world. ”

READ: Worst Listing Ever: http://bit.ly/1mDazBR


+++ Farm Real Estate Values up 8.1% from 2013 (AgWeb)

“Commodity prices may be down, but land prices remain on the rise, according to the latest USDA Land Values Summary, published Aug. 1, 2014.”

READ: Farm Real Estate Values Up: http://bit.ly/1ynNhW6

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