Online reviews significantly boost agents’ web visibility: study

A new study released Tuesday indicates that agents with even one review on their Google My Business pages will see more web traffic.

Company that creates electricity from footsteps raises $3.2M

Pavegen, a company that generates both electricity and data from footsteps, has raised more than $3 million in a successful crowdfunding campaign.

Should your vacation rental have smart locks?

Vacation rentals are uniquely accessed by a large group of people beyond actual guests. And in that context, a smart lock system means eliminating the hassle and security issues that arise from having multiple keys or lockboxes.

Why it’ll take a village to solve housing affordability woes

The lack of affordable housing is an issue that requires the work of the wider institutional and public community: Major corporations, nonprofits, small businesses, individuals and the government all must contribute time, energy and funds to solve this…

Airbnb launches new luxury service for high-end properties

Airbnb Luxe boasts more than 2,000 listings in places like French castles, Tuscan villas and private islands, the company announced in a statement.

Google sibling Sidewalk unveils its master plan for Toronto smart city

Here are just a few of the ideas outlined Monday in Sidewalk Labs’ massive master plan for a proposed new community in Toronto, Canada. The community, the first part of which has been dubbed Quayside, would occupy a section of waterfront property east …

‘We haven’t seen much movement’: KW president on early iBuyer results

Long the frontman for the company’s technology development, Josh Team stepped into a new role this year as president of Keller Williams, answering directly to CEO Gary Keller.

Amazon will match employee affordable housing donations

The online retailer will also contribute $8 million to nonprofits in Washington and Virginia. The pledge comes as a handful of companies promise to spend big on housing.

Google’s big Bay Area housing investment won’t be enough

Economists praised the tech giant’s plan to spend $1 billion on Bay Area housing but expressed skepticism that the efforts will solve the region’s housing crisis.

Google vows to invest $1B on new housing in Silicon Valley

The search giant wants to use Google land to build 15,000 homes and spent $250 million on a fund to support affordable housing.