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    RE Tech. Zillow & Move Get Hot, Everything Glows.

    by Michael Price on October 28, 2014

    Crunchbase posted an article today covering the hot investing activity surrounding RE tech. One of the quotes in the post could probably be found in just about every story that has been written on the subject since 1998 or so. “Real estate is a super attractive industry to be building tech in,” says RRE Ventures‘ Steve Schlafman, “it drives a huge part of the economy, and it’s generally antiquated.” It would be good for a chuckle, but it’s “generally” true. To be fair, there have been some … Read More »

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Future Mortgage Option: Lending Insurance To Avoid Rate Volatility

Posted on by Sam DeBord

Future Mortgage Options

Imagine you’re one of the millions of Americans who have been locking in in record low interest rates on adjustable rate mortgages within the past few years. 4.0 percent on a 30 year mortgage is a good deal, but 2.25% on a 5 yr ARM, or 2.5% on a 7 yr ARM cuts your payment nearly in half. Since most mortgages are refinanced or the property is sold within a seven year time frame, it seems like a good financial bet. Still, five to seven … Read More »

RE Tech. Zillow & Move Get Hot, Everything Glows.

Posted on by Michael Price

re tech investing getting hot

Crunchbase posted an article today covering the hot investing activity surrounding RE tech. One of the quotes in the post could probably be found in just about every story that has been written on the subject since 1998 or so. “Real estate is a super attractive industry to be building tech in,” says RRE Ventures‘ Steve Schlafman, “it drives a huge part of the economy, and it’s generally antiquated.” It would be good for a chuckle, but it’s “generally” true. To be fair, there have been some … Read More »

Quick Horizon Update: Product Demo & Beta Testing

Posted on by Drew Meyers

Horizon

We (Horizon) just applied to TechStars New York, and put together a product demo which I thought I’d share here: The primary use case of finding a trusted person to stay with on your next trip is certainly not a real estate one, but there absolutely is a use case for discovering trusted contacts by location in a real estate context. I’ll be asking for the help of those in our Geek Estate Facebook group for help with beta testing in a few days. If you … Read More »

SQFT, Buying / Selling Homes on Your Phone without Agents

Posted on by Drew Meyers

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This press release by SQFT was brought to my attention: SQFT, the world’s first fully transactional real estate app, is pleased to announce that its first electronic real estate listing is under contract at a price of $550,000. The seller, Helen Marshall of Boulder, Colorado listed her home on the SQFT app using her iPhone and quickly received an offer on her iPhone from the buyers, Melanie and Garrett Simon, also of Boulder, Colorado. The parties negotiated their price and terms exclusively through the app … Read More »

How Important is Local Content? Ask Redfin

Posted on by Michael Price

redfin

Redfin, the venerable disruptive, tech forward real estate Broker based in Seattle has made it’s first technology acquisition. Details of the deal haven’t been disclosed but it’s one of the smarter moves I’ve seen in the recently bubbly M&A activity in the RE tech space. “We want to give folks a complete portrait of what it would be like to live somewhere new, within the house and in the surrounding neighborhood.” ~Redfin Blog Forward thinking agents and brokers know that a huge portion of the … Read More »

How to Disrupt the Real Estate Industry

Posted on by Bryn Kaufman

I read some posts recently on Entrepreneur.com and GeekEstate about disrupting the Real Estate Industry. Disrupting the industry is a polite way to say, we are getting rid of Real Estate agents. In my opinion, there is only one way to disrupt the Real Estate industry. That would be to prove to sellers that you will get more money to your bottom line selling without an agent. The complexity of the transaction and the liability can all easily be handled, but proving to a seller they … Read More »

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