HomeSmart now offering its agents health insurance

Real estate franchisor HomeSmart is partnering with Resourcing Edge, a Texas-based human resources firm, to offer a comprehensive benefits package to its 14,000 agents …

HomeFundMe crowdfunding platform now available as employee benefit

Individuals looking to overcome the down payment barrier to purchasing a home may be eligible for assistance through their employer, thanks to a new program launched by mortgage lender CMG Financial …

Packer fan party house first to require digital currency blockchain

The house located directly adjacent to Lambeau Field is now on the market for $1 million, and owner Chris Murphy wants the entire transaction to happen digitally on the blockchain system …

Top Chicago brokerage @properties launches self-updating CMA tool

Illinois’ largest independent brokerage launched the Windy City’s first continually updating comparative market analysis (CMA) platform to ensure finding comps is a seamless task for their sellers …

Is Magic Leap One the next big leap for real estate tech?

For the real estate industry, the VR benefits are obvious. Magic Leap can create a full, immersive experience. And there are also potential AR benefits …

Nextdoor partners with Tribus on real estate listing and lead integration

Real estate tech provider Tribus is partnering with neighborhood-based social networking site Nextdoor to allow for direct listing and lead integration between the two platforms, according to an announcement tweeted out by Tribus on Thursday …

Net neutrality repeal has real estate really worried

“We’ve just given all these massive telecommunications companies this power and we’re not sure how they’re going to wield it…” …

Placester gets more secure

Placester announced today their entire host of websites will be exponentially more secure with the addition of SSL technology …

Study uses Google Street View to accurately predict neighborhood demographics

A new study shows Google’s Street View feature, the ground-level panoramic photos of streets you can see on Google Maps, could change the way potential homebuyers research neighborhoods before making their big purchase — as well as further inflame the national conversation around gentrification, affordability, and housing discrimination …

What will Amazon’s new AR/VR tool mean for real estate?

The launch of Amazon Sumerian, a new virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) tool, could help push the technology further into the mainstream, sending ripples across the real estate industry …