Real Estate News Roundup: March 16 Edition


Happy Monday! This week’s round up brings us real estate tech news, some Texas surprises, and more – this weeks’ round up includes real estate news from Inman News, the Wall Street Journal, CultureMap Houston, Newsweek and the Chicago Tribune.

There’s something for everyone to read, so make sure and share what articles resonated the most with you over at the Champions School of Real Estate facebook and twitter pages! Enjoy your morning read – see you next week!


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>> Placester powering real estate search for Cox newspapers (Inman News)

Real estate website provider Placester has partnered with Cox Media Group to power the digital real estate sections for eight of its properties, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Austin American-Statesman and the Palm Beach Post…

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>>U.S. Regained Top Spot for Real Estate Investment in 2014 (Wall Street Journal)

For the first time since 2009, the U.S. was the top destination for capital going into real estate markets, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s annual report, leapfrogging over China. But it came as the global market actually got smaller, not bigger…

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>> Real estate shocker: Houston home prices are the highest in Texas, but still “cheap” nationally (CultureMap Houston)

While it might seem like Houston home prices are steep, a new study shows that a median-priced home in the Bayou City is actually much cheaper than homes in many other parts of the country, and they require a lower salary to purchase and maintain payments…

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>>  Real Estate Reinvents Itself (Newsweek)

This week, 21,000 property professionals from across the world will gather at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, on France’s Cote d’Azur. At MIPIM, the world’s largest property event, the message echoing through the exhibition halls will be positive: property is back….

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>> The rise of specialization in real estate roles (Inman News)

Ever wonder why one agent completely rocks it yet another fails miserably? Is there a common underlying theme coursing through the 90 percent failure rate of agents out there? It turns out there is a trend behind this variability in success, and it has less to do with who the agent is and more to do with how they work….

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>> Smart-home technology playing bigger role in real estate (Chicago Tribune)

The real estate world tends to think of technology in terms of websites and apps. But it’s a big housing world out there, and tech finds its way into our real estate lives in myriad ways. Some recent sightings…

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