Apartment List’s 2016 ranking of the best cities for young families repeats what we’ve been hearing in the news for years: if you want to live in a family-friendly environment, move to Texas! Apartment List took a number of factors into consideration as they determined the rankings of nearly 500 cities nationwide. By comparing criminality, child friendliness, education and housing, they determined that nearly 20% of their top 100 cities nationwide are in Texas. Of the top 20? Nearly half! The Houston suburbs of Pearland (10th), League City (18th) and Sugar Land (71st) made the the top 100 list, while overall, …

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Real Estate Now | February 10, 2016

Posted on February 10, 2016
Karla Lárraga

    Tech, Elections and Millenials – this week, our selections are varied and relevant. Don’t forget, there’s something for everyone to read, so make sure to share what articles resonated with you the most over at the Champions School of Real Estate Facebook and Twitter pages!    1. The Impending Opportunity In Real Estate Technology “Things are starting to simmer in real estate technology. The first phase of technology development in the category, which was primarily focused around listing services for the residential side of the market, has paved the way for industry leaders to broadly reconsider how technology can make their lives better.“ …

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Real Estate Now | February 1, 2016

Posted on February 1, 2016
Karla Lárraga

  This week, our content covers two areas: the current state of the real estate industry and a glimpse into a future where current “smart” technologies are fully integrated into society’s daily life. Don’t forget, there’s something for everyone to read, so make sure to share what articles resonated with you the most over at the Champions School of Real Estate Facebook and Twitter pages!   1. U.S. Home Prices Rise 5.8 percent in November, Hit All-Time Highs in 4 Cities, The Associated Press “Several metro areas have fully rebounded from the downturn. Four metro areas — Dallas, Denver, San Francisco and Portland Oregon …

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Real Estate Now | January 18, 2016

Posted on January 18, 2016
Karla Lárraga

This week, our main themes revolve around technology and how it’s affecting everything from the hottest markets for 2016 to the future of Urban areas. Don’t forget, there’s something for everyone to read, so make sure to share what articles resonated with you the most over at the Champions School of Real Estate Facebook and Twitter pages!   1. 7 startups that hope to become household names in 2016  Alex Hern, The Guardian  “There are revolutions ahead: virtual reality, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles and wearable technology are all in their early days.”   2. Zillow’s hottest housing markets for 2016: Tech drives top 3 …

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Real Estate Now | January 11, 2016

Posted on January 11, 2016

This week, our main themes include the city where the dollar doesn’t stretch too far when it comes to real estate, a look at virtual reality with Oculus Rift, Ten-X – the future of real estate and more. Don’t forget, there’s something for everyone to read, so make sure to share what articles resonated with you the most over at the Champions School of Real Estate Facebook and Twitter pages!   1. San Francisco Office Rents Pass Manhattan as Most Expensive in Country Nick Wingfield, Bits Blog – New York Times “Move over Manhattan: Office rents in San Francisco have eclipsed those in New …

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