Real Estate Roundup – May 26, 2017


We’ve got a lot to unpack this week so let’s get started!

Reali expands its online services to the entire Bay Area, raises $5M Series A round
Reali, a real estate start-up in San Francisco that uses only a seller’s agent and offers a buyer a full refund of the standard buyer’s agent commission, received $5 million investment from a Series A to expand services.

Opinion: 9 signs the housing market will only get hotter in 2017
A housing market guru gives the reasons he’s convinced the housing market has nowhere to go but up.

How to determine if your real estate market is in a housing bubble
No skill is more valuable than being able to show people if there is or is not a high risk of a bubble. Watch out for these key factors.

Reversing long-term trend, school enrollment down in American Canyon
Rising home prices are adversely impacting school enrollment as new families are having a harder time finding homes they can afford. Real estate broker David Barker with Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Wine Country Group said home values have increased 45 percent during the previous five years and that trend has continued in 2017.

New real estate crowdfunding site focuses on community development
Small Change is a new real estate fundraising platform aiming to raise capital, share risk, and get people in the community involved in their own redevelopment.

Eight Simple Ways to Become a Trusted Real Estate Professional
It is estimated that roughly 67.5 percent of Americans don’t trust real estate agents. Industry leaders offer their advice on building trust for a business built on relationships.

Hot Property: ‘Unprecedented’ Oakland zero net energy home will pay your power bills
This million-dollar home, listed by Better Homes and Gardens Highland Partners Realty, will pay your energy bill – if you have one. The house is located in Oakland, California and was constructed to be so efficient, it should produce more energy than it consumes. The crew is so confident in its design that they’ve pledged to pay any power bills incurred during the first three years of ownership.

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