Karla Lárraga

6-18-15A

This week’s round up brings us brings us a little bit on how New Yorkers are taking on Kickstarter-like real estate crowdfunding initiatives, how building permits are on the rise, an interesting take on whether or not real estate is having an identity crisis and more! This week we have gathered a varied assortment of real estate news from CNN Money, Fast Company, Realty Today, The Street, Fortune and inman News.

There’s something for everyone to read, so make sure and share what articles resonated the most with you over at the Champions School of Real Estate facebook and twitter pages! Enjoy your morning read – see you next week!

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In Brief…

>> You can now invest in real estate, even if you’re not Donald Trump (CNN Money) 

By Nicholas Yeap

Starting June 19, everyday investors will be able to back real estate projects with Kickstarter-like crowdfunding initiatives.

Many commercial property developers are now using crowdfunding platforms to raise capital for their projects. That means people who want to invest in billion dollar properties now have access to once unapproachable real estate projects — albeit for very small shares of the business…

>> Why This Real Estate App Is Making New York Brokers Nervous (Fast Company) 

By John Paul Titlow

Real estate brokerages aren’t the only ones who have noticed the quick rise of Compass. This week, the company is being named the Mid-Sized Business of the Year by the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce. In previous years, this title has been awarded to the likes of SoulCycle and Warby Parker…

>> Real Estate 2015: Building Permits Rise in spite of Home Slump in May, Stronger Job Market (Realty Today)

By: Staff Reporter

The real estate sector still looks promising. While fewer homes are built this May, the tempo of construction continues to be significantly higher compared last year ago representing a stronger job market in the real estate sector…

>>  5 Big Changes in the Past 10 Years in U.S. Real Estate (The Street)

By: Brian O’Connell

My, how things have changed in a decade. Don’t take our word for it, ask Coldwell Banker, which just completed a 10-year review of the U.S. real estate market. The home-selling giant concludes that 10 years has made a world of difference, and not all of it is financial in nature…

>> 2015 is finally the year of the home construction boom (Fortune)

By Chris Matthews

Permits for new construction are at a post-crisis high. Now, it looks like things are finally, really, turning around. The Census Bureau announced on Tuesday morning that 1,034,000 new residential projects launched in May, at a seasonally adjusted annual rate…

>> Opinion: Does real estate have an identity crisis? (inman news)

By Kathleen Allardyce

A Realtor I know received a call from one of his clients. He’d been working with this couple for over a month, introducing them to the area and showing homes. The client wanted to talk to him to let him know that they’d bought a home in one of the new developments the Realtor had mentioned to them…

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There’s something for everyone to read, so make sure and share what articles resonated the most with you over at the Champions School of Real Estate facebook and twitter pages! Enjoy your morning read – see you next week!

 

 

This entry was posted in News, Real Estate by Karla Lárraga.
Karla Lárraga

About Karla Lárraga

Karla Lárraga is the Communications Director for Champions School of Real Estate® and Champions School of Business Etiquette® statewide. With active social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and more, Karla enjoys sharing everything Champions - be sure to stop by and say hello or drop her a note at Karla@ChampionsSchool.com.

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