Real Estate News Roundup: May 12 Edition


Hello, hello! After a brief hiatus, we’ve brought back your Real Estate News Roundup! This week’s round up brings us what women want (in luxury real estate,) crowdfunded real estate, real estate tech news, real estate myths and more! All in all, we gathered a varied assortment of real estate news from Inman News, Business Insider, Michigan Avenue, CNBC, Journal Standard. 

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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>> First crowdfunded real estate project paying off (CNBC)

When Ben Miller decided to use crowdfunding as a means to rehabilitate a beaten-down building in one of Washington, D.C.’s transitional neighborhoods, he didn’t really know crowdfunding was a thing, That’s because it wasn’t, at least not in real estate, yet…


>> Bidding wars have broken out in hot US real-estate markets (Business Insider)

Bidding wars have broken out in hot real-estate markets like Denver and Los Angeles, where there aren’t enough houses to meet demand. The lack of supply is a key reason home sales nationwide have yet to return to healthy levels following the housing collapse in 2008…


>> What Women Want in Luxury Real Estate (Michigan Avenue)

Whether single or married, US women make home-buying decisions 91 percent of the time, according to the Boston Consulting Group. That makes their wants and needs enormously important, but stage of life dictates their requisites. To find out why, we turned to three big-ticket brokers who are authorities on their respective generations…


>> How I went from being homeless to making real estate deals worth millions (Business Insider)

About four months into my meltdown, the next light bulb moment happened. I realized that right then in that very moment there were successful people in the world making money, creating wealth, and having a great lifestyle. Recession or not, people were making money and I was going to figure out how…


>> 8 tech trends that are shaking up real estate (Inman News)

The latest technological movements may spare some industries. But not real estate.

Chris Dixon, a general partner at venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, recently outlined eight tech trends in an interview at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2015. All of them are shaking up real estate…


>> Anne Sadler: 5 common real estate myths exposed (Journal Standard)

I’m sure most of you have heard some of the common real estate myths out there. Although they may contain some truth, they tend to be fairly black and white instead of the gray area that lives somewhere in the middle. Here are some of the more frequently heard myths and the real truth about them…





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This entry was posted in News, Real Estate by Karla Lárraga.
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