While technology has been an intrinsic component of real estate since the inception of digitalization, the terms are less often mentioned together when discussing their potential. Despite this, tech-related concepts appeared three times in the results of a survey performed by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULL). These data were published in a 2018 analytical report entitled “Emerging Trends in Real Estate: USA and Canada.” “It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly terrifying” According to VICE, TNW Conference is quite the event FIND OUT WHY The 100+ page document gives technology a section of its own, and makes it apparent that tech is one of the most underappreciated and underutilized tools in the real estate arsenal. Technology and real estate Those surveyed for the report listed cybersecurity, automation and the sharing economy among the most important issues affecting the real estate industry in that year. They … [Read more...] about How tech is changing the real estate game
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In light of recent arrests in what the Broward County, Fla., Sheriff’s Office is calling a fraudulent real estate ring, I want to take this opportunity to provide you with tips on how to protect yourself. With this type of fraud, authorities say homes are illegally taken without owners’ consent.The rise of technology has made it very easy to create fraudulent documents that can be easily recorded in public records, and these documents can make it appear that your property was sold or belongs to someone else. As with most dangers, awareness and diligence are the best ways to protect yourself.Since the property appraiser keeps records online, the most straightforward way to make sure you are not a victim of this sort of fraud is to check regularly. However, with the press of modern life, it can be difficult to remember to do this. This leads to what I consider the most important method: being aware of changes.For example, if you start getting mail addressed to a different … [Read more...] about Real estate Q&A: Fraudulent real estate rings: Do you know how to protect yourself?
Housers founders Álvaro Luna (left) and Tono Brusola (right). Photo: Housers. Seven years after Spain's property bubble spectacularly burst, a Madrid startup is helping to get the Spanish real estate market back on its feet, using crowdfunding from everyday people. Last week, Madrid startup Housers announced a big first for Spain. The company had succeeded in buying an apartment in the Spanish capital, entirely through crowdfunding - taking small investments from a large number of investors. The flat in the Vallecas neighbourhood of Madrid is now owned by 49 investors, who will split the profits from renting it out for €450 per month. Housers connects developers with people who want to invest, but on a smaller scale: The minimum investment is €100, though bigger projects can ask for a higher amount. While the notion of crowdfunding housing projects is not new in places like the United States where more than 100 different real estate crowdfunding sites now … [Read more...] about The startup transforming everyday Spaniards into real estate investors
Yesterday, we found out exactly when the Windows 8.1 update would be making its way out to users, and today we're getting an interesting new piece of information on the update. Skype has announced that it will officially be baked into Windows in the new update, and it will be getting prime placement on the Start screen on all devices. Skype has been slowly getting more and more integrated with Microsoft products as Microsoft's old Messenger app has been faded out. With Windows 8.1, Messenger will officially be replaced and Skype will become the default messenger app for the platform. And, as the default messenger app, it will be placed front-and-center on the Start screen, so users know they don't have to download it. Skype didn't go into detail on if the app would be more deeply integrated with other apps, but we certainly wouldn't be surprised. The Windows 8.1 update will be pushed out starting October 17th, and will be available in retail on October 18th. … [Read more...] about Skype will be preloaded on Windows 8.1 and get prime Start screen real estate
posted on 15 Aug 2013, 12:26 1 1. ocilfa (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Aug 2012) Nobody asked for more bloatware... posted on 15 Aug 2013, 13:24 6 4. valapsp (Posts: 562; Member since: 12 Aug 2011) u call it bloatware? posted on 15 Aug 2013, 15:56 1 8. Hammerfest (Posts: 384; Member since: 12 May 2012) I also call it BLOATware (also NSA-ware) 9. PotDragon (banned) (Posts: 214; Member since: 22 Jul 2011) Of course...it can be resized, repositioned, or removed entirely from the home screen. We cannot expect complete or correct information from this writer. posted on 15 Aug 2013, 12:34 8 2. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011) Skype is awesome IM tool, let's hope that Microsoft won't screw it up. posted on 15 Aug 2013, 14:31 1 6. Tsoliades (Posts: 228; Member since: 22 Dec 2012) I can't see how Microsoft could mess up Skype. posted on 15 Aug 2013, 13:23 3 3. Muzhhur (Posts: 261; Member since: 14 Sep 2012) we are … [Read more...] about Comments for : Skype will be preloaded on Windows 8.1 and get prime Start screen real estate