It’s been a big week in real estate — particularly for company coffers.
Three major funding deals went down in the last week, with industry players investing in everything from artificial intelligence and electronic notaries to tech-driven property management.
Here’s the recap:
Lennar Invests In…
As prices rise dramatically in cities like Squamish, locals head farther afield to find homes
Bethany Lindsay · CBC News
Dawn Mortensen lived in Squamish, B.C., for two decades. She married a born-and-bred local man, raised a son, and delighted in the easy access to outdoor adventure.
Sales in April 2018 up compared to March 2018, but still down year-to-year
New figures show that local real estate sales continue to decline but at a slower rate.
According to the Victoria Real Estate Board (VREB), regional sales in April 2018 dropped by 12.5 per…
Ever-increasing responsiveness to consumer needs is a main motivator in Canadian fintech, and this has become especially apparent in real estate platform Casalova, which boasts of facilitating on-demand communication between would-be buyers and agents in less than half a minute.
This far outstrips the industry…
Everyone wants to move to Texas, what former President George W. Bush calls “The Promised Land.”
And really, it is. Texas welcomed 400,000 new people in 2016, the largest population increase in the country. The U.S. Census says the state hit a total population of 28.3…
BY TORONTO LIFE
For a decade now, the property market in this city has been unstoppable. Prices soared, house supply tanked, and condo towers sprouted up across every corner of the GTA. But lately, change is in the air. In fact, this spring may be most pivotal season…
Posted By: Tess van Straaten
WATCH: Greater Victoria is ranked as the top luxury real estate market in the world. But how did the Capital Region beat out far more expensive markets? Tess van Straaten takes a look.
New York is famous for having some of the…
Timing is everything in cyclical markets like housing, but can you afford to wait for a recovery?
Don Pittis · CBC News
History tells us that with very rare exceptions, no matter how far property values fall, eventually they will come back even stronger.
By Erik Hertzberg Bloomberg
In the face of a correction in Toronto’s housing market, sellers aren’t panicking.
Even with transactions at their lowest level since the 2009 recession, sellers in Canada’s largest city have avoided listing their homes en masse in what could be a sign of confidence…