VTS raises $55M for its commercial real estate management platform

This round brings VTS’ total funding to date to $84 million and makes it one of the most well-funded technology companies in its vertical.source: Click for more

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Downside of a WordPress real estate listing platform

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Builders are experimenting with Microsoft’s HoloLens to visualize projects and avoid expensive mistakes.

Employees at Gilbane Building Company, a commercial construction firm based in Rhode Island, usually work off paper blueprints or with digital models that they view on computers or iPads.source: Click for more

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Why real estate tech is officially entering phase II of disruption

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What Does the Use of Digital Currency in Real Estate Crowdfunding Mean for Investors?

With Bitcoin becoming more ubiquitous in our lexicon, it was only a matter of time before the digital currency found its way into real estate investing.source: Click for more

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$32B in benefits of blockchain: sharing economy, smart home electricity, record keeping, error reduction, trust

Rather than having a central record keeping system, identical records are spread across everyone connected to a network.source: Click for more

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Industry Adoption – International Blockchain Real Estate Assn. Conference

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Drone Technology in Construction & Real Estate

  Goldman Sachs recently predicted the top ten (actually, eleven) ways that drone technology is about to change the world:   Real Estate comes in at a respectable number six on the list.source: Click for more

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Crowdfunding Is a Crowd Failure

The idea behind Title III was to open up investments to non-accredited investors by allowing them to invest in private startups and small businesses.source: Click for more

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The Biggest Trend to Hit Buildings Since Air Conditioning

About 50 years ago, about one-fifth of the cost of a new building went to systems such as heating, cooling, and lighting.source: Click for more

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Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff just bought a gorgeous $20m home in Brentwood

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Real Estate Technology Q2 Update in 15 Visuals

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Funding To Real Estate Tech Startups Skyrockets In First Half Of 2016

Despite experiencing record funding levels, its worth noting that Q2'16 real estate tech had the lowest deal count since Q4'14.source: Click for more

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VIDEO: A one-armed Australian robot can build a house four times quicker than a brickie

Fastbrick Robotics, an ASX-listed company based in Perth, has created a robot brick layer, a form of 3D printing which can create the shell of a house without being touched by human hands.source: Click for more

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Buildings should be built for impermenance. Waste begins after ~25 years.

In recent years, researchers and companies have been exploring new ways to improve buildings through analytics software, prefabrication, connected devices, new materials and construction automation.source: Click for more

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A $360 Million Startup Wants To Change How We Buy Homes, But Real Estate Insiders Are Less Sure

“Kyle has made the decision that the equity proposition offered to him trumps a singular focus on brokerage,” Willkie said in a statement to The Real Deal.source: Click for more

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Digsy – Qualified Leads for CRE

For over a decade, online lead generation for real estate has revolved around the listing aggregation site model.source: Click for more

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Realtor.com operator News Corp. acquires real estate decision-making engine BigDecisions.com — helps consumers make smarter, data-based financial decisions

“BigDecisions.com will help Indians make the most important decisions by using accurate information tailored to their personal needs.source: Click for more

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The Real Estate Startup Problem

It’s the same thing we’ve seen a hundred times this year: startups that are trying to disrupt the Real Estate industry but are focusing on all the wrong things.source: Click for more

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How Loud Is Your Neighborhood? Know Your Soundscore!

Everyone knows the classic "real estate trade off" that you get for buying a home right near a freeway or an airport. You can expect a great price in exchange for the constant noise levels. These days, however, there are...

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Realtors: Don’t Get Caught In The Technology Trap

If you're a Realtor you know that every 3 months there's a new technological "gadget" that's supposed to help you do more business in less time, and as a sidelight it will also really, really impress your clients with...

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Commercial Real Estate – Will Zonability Change The Game?

Here's a new technology service coming down the pike that just might make life a whole lot easier for Commercial Real Estate Brokers and Agents, as well as Commercial Developers. It's called "Zonability" and it puts all sorts of...

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Secret Life of a Real Estate Agent – Infographic

Now here's some info you don't find every day. Just who is your average Realtor? How long have they been in the business? How much money do they make? How much do they spend on their business yearly? If you've...

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Real Estate Wars – Zillow and Trulia vs Realtor.com and NewsCorp

Last year, Rupert Murdoch's NewsCorp bought the company that owns Realtor.com, and the online listing wars were on. Here's some more interesting information from the front. Zillow Group’s (Z) two portals — Zillow.com and Trulia.com — get more traffic than...

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Driverless Cars Will Redesign Our Cities

In just a few years, driverless cars have gone from a far-off, futuristic vision to a near certainty. Yesterday I posted some information about how the advent of driverless cars might effect the price of rural real estate. While I...

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REPlexus Predicts Driverless Cars Will Increase Rural Real Estate Prices

Driverless cars are predicted to ease traffic and make travel safer. The repercussions of new technology are sometimes not apparent right away. Not many people predicted that family members would be texting each other to "please pass the salt" as...

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Farcical Zillow ‘Zestimates’ called out on CBS This Morning – St. George Utah MLS Real Estate

This article is a bit old ... it's from July of last year. It's also concerning real estate in Utah, which is of course different in many ways than here in California. However, it highlights a problem that bears...

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legal fees were $27M of Zillow’s $91M loss in 2015

Monday Morning Cup of Coffee from HousingWire takes a look at news coming across HousingWire’s weekend desk, with more coverage to come on bigger issues. This is from February, but there's interesting stuff here.Read The Full Story Here: Click for...

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Zillow sued for ‘brazen theft’ of hundreds of images

One of the images on Zillow Digs that VHT claims is being used illegally. With the way the Internet works these days, I'm actually surprised we're not seeing more of this. Perhaps this is the tip of an iceberg and...

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