Open houses are a great way to drum up interest in a home and get potential buyers to put in an offer. But opening the door to the public does come with risks. One big risk that sellers (and some agents) often overlook is theft.
Last week, the AnnA Villa in Paris made history by becoming the first-ever European property to be sold entirely via blockchain transaction. The luxury building, located in the city's Boulogne-Billancourt district, was valued at €6.5 million and was sold to French real estate companies, Sapeb Immobilier, and Valorcim.
Staying one step ahead in the uncertain and competitive real estate space can be a challenge. We started out the year with many experts predicting that sustainability would once again be a "trend" for 2019. This is not an "aha" moment for most of us: Green building and sustainability have been enduring trends in the industry for the past couple of decades.
Sustainability can no longer be considered a niche. In fact, consumers demand and expect it from most aspects of their lives. Even professional sports leagues, like the NFL, now have formal sustainability initiatives in place. According to a recent survey by Nielsen, 81% of consumers around the globe believe it is extremely or very important for companies to have environmental improvement as an objective.
Independence Day! It conjures those images of barbecues and fireworks and patriotic celebration of the American Dream, which seemed so familiar until recent decades when we as a country became more divided about what patriotism actually is. To me, the notion of independence has always had more personal and nuanced connotations associated with personal freedom.
If you're a beer connoisseur, raise a pint to this classic North Carolina estate-and top it off with $3.4 million while you're at it. The sprawling 10.5-acre property in Fletcher includes the main residence, a barn, and a detached garage apartment. But the state-of-the-art craft home brewery guest house is the best thing on tap here.
Renting or leasing your first office space is a big deal. It's a significant milestone in the progress of a business, one that can also help you legitimize and grow your business. Whereas before you might have relied solely on ecommerce, or remote communication, you all of a sudden have a physical centre of operations. But how you choose that space, and what you do with it, can have a profound effect on your business.
Two years ago, I started investing in multi-family real estate in my free time. As I invested in properties, I discovered that every deal required piles of paperwork, arbitrarily large transaction costs, and unexpected delays.