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Climate Change Could Swamp East Coast Real Estate

Rising sea levels are changing the way people think about waterfront real estate. Over the past five years, home sales in flood-prone areas grew about 25 percent. This has made state lawmakers in Massachusetts and New Jersey to begin pushing to impose new rules on real estate agents and others, obligating them to disclose climate-related damage like previous flooding.

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Biggest Real Estate Trends to Understand in 2017

Extreme housing market fragmentation is now creating different experiences for home buyers and sellers in a wide range of locations and segments. Small homes have seen much sharper price growth than larger ones, urban areas have appreciated faster than metro outskirts. So if you’re looking to trade up to a larger home, you’re in the housing market’s sweet spot, and the first part of 2017 should be a particularly good time to strike. To learn more click HERE.

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 04:  A sold sign is posted in front of a home at a new housing development May 4, 2009 in South San Francisco, California. A report by the National Association of Realtors says that pending home sales were up 3.2 percent to 84.6 in March as home buyers took advantage of historically low mortgage interest rates and low home prices.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA – MAY 04: A sold sign is posted in front of a home at a new housing development May 4, 2009 in South San Francisco, California. A report by the National Association of Realtors says that pending home sales were up 3.2 percent to 84.6 in March as home buyers took advantage of historically low mortgage interest rates and low home prices. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

 

This Startup Is Changing The Way People Invest In Single Family Homes

One of the fastest growing and fascinating startups is Oakland-based RoofStock, which just announced another $20M B round just eight months after launching. Roofstock is a marketplace and transaction platform which take the pain out of investing in real estate.  They reduce the costs, friction and time associated with buying and selling along with providing a transparent, easy to use platform. This idea was started based on the belief that everyone has the right to invest in real estate.

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3 Ways to Take Advantage of the Booming Real Estate Market

This article contains a variety of ways to attack a booming real estate market. A variety of techniques such as making sure you are researching correctly to investing in the correct places allow clients to  successfully invest. The article even suggest joining crowdfunded in order to be more successful. To learn more click here.

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Real Estate Tech Companies VTS and Hightower to Merge in $300 Million Deal

Two technology startups that help commercial-real-estate owners and brokers manage their businesses are merging in a deal that will create one of the largest technology companies in the industry, valued at about $300 million. By joining forces, the two firms will be able to use their data troves to add analytic and forecasting services, executives said.VTS plans to develop features—both internally and through acquisitions—that will track such things as rents and lease expirations in a particular neighborhood. Landlords will continue to keep certain data to themselves, like specific lease terms.

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