Real Estate Now | January 18, 2016


This week, our main themes revolve around technology and how it’s affecting everything from the hottest markets for 2016 to the future of Urban areas. Don’t forget, there’s something for everyone to read, so make sure to share what articles resonated with you the most over at the Champions School of Real Estate Facebook and Twitter pages!


1. 7 startups that hope to become household names in 2016 

Alex Hern, The Guardian

 “There are revolutions ahead: virtual reality, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles and wearable technology are all in their early days.”


2. Zillow’s hottest housing markets for 2016: Tech drives top 3 on new list

Kurt Schlosser, GeekWire

“The 10 hottest housing markets in the country are topped by three cities where technology jobs are fueling the strong outlook, Denver tops the list, followed by Seattle and Dallas-Fort Worth.” 


3. Smart Homes Enter Mainstream Market 

Jacob Ogles, SRQ Magazine

“A new survey conducted by Coldwell Banker Real Estate in partnership with CNET shows the broader public embracing such technology years before most experts expected.” 


4. Compass uses technology to stay ahead of luxury market 

REW, Real Estate Weekly

“But then there’s Compass. Now a leading residential brokerage in New York, the company has yet to celebrate its third birthday. Yet, in 2015, it secured $125 million to invest in its future and listed $4 billion worth of real estate inventory.” 


5. Ranking the Urban Future: Global Cities with Momentum 

Colin Dyer, President & CEO, JLL, Huffington Post

“A global city is no longer defined by its past, but by the region’s apparent future. Today, a city’s momentum revolves around innovation, ‘liveability’ and the ability to transform and adapt to constantly changing socio-economic forces.”


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