4 key metrics telling the story of Opendoor’s growth

Opendoor, the real estate startup that purchases homes directly from sellers, leads the pack of a new breed of real estate tech companies. It continues to innovate and improve the experience of buying and selling a home, and as the analysis below shows…

Investors take note: Atlanta and Houston offer rental opportunities

If you are a single-family home investor, it’s time to look away from coastal markets. Data released last week from Attom Data Solutions, identified the top 25 U.S. ZIP codes for buying single family rental homes in Q3 2017 based on rate of return and other factors …

Atlanta public housing agency files suit to block developer from land

Thanks to what the Atlanta Housing Authority is now calling a “backroom deal” that went down in 2011, a developer may be able to scoop up AHA land for dirt cheap with the intention of building non-affordable housing on sites set aside for low-income buyers, according to a report by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC).  …

The rise of the ‘little-r’ realtor

“Excuse me, what did you say?” When a real estate agent relocates to Atlanta and hears the term, “little r,” for the first time, they are often confused. In truth, wherever they were from, the idea of living in a two-“r” world never crossed their mind …

Podcast: How to get your clients to stop stalling and take action

This week, we are pleased to welcome Cleve Gaddis, the managing partner and broker of Gaddis Partners Re/Max Center in Atlanta. Gaddis’s team is one of the top 10 producing teams in Georgia …

Best and worst US cities for disaster evacuation

Forensic consulting firm PT&C|LWG recently determined how the 10 most populated urban metro areas would fare in a disaster evacuation, taking into account a wide range of factors: exit capacity, internal traffic, roadway intensity (number of lanes per 1,000 people), auto availability, bottlenecks, congestion, geographic barriers (oceans, lakes, mountains), public transit, land area and population density …

LA’s new construction booms in first half of 2016, but it’s still nowhere near New York

A new report from Dodge Data & Analytics shows new construction starts in the commercial and multifamily sector down 5 percent nationwide. Following a banner year in 2015 thanks to major project in New York, the first half of 2016 shows signs of leveling off under the previous year’s mark …

Is Rental Beast taming the market?

After working for years in real estate, Ishay Grinberg moved from New York to Boston to pursue an idea. That idea came to fruition in 2009 as Rental Beast. Since then, Grinberg has built his rental listing service to cover all 50 states, with offices p…

Ambitious urban renewal projects of the world

Many common issues face big cities these days, including money issues, blighted areas, crime and a myriad of other problems. With a move towards the re-urbanization of big cities around the country, more and more of them are having to find creative way…

Roofstock expands to Miami and Los Angeles

Thanks to technology, RoofStock allows real estate investors to manage their holdings similar to portfolio investments — and now it’s eyeing various markets across the country. The website that lets investors purchase tenant-occupied, single-family re…