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Real Estate News: September 14th

Covering a variety of topics ranging from how much technology matters in the real estate business, how tiny houses could possibly solve some of the worlds biggest problems, how “Online Realtors” are starting to take off in the UK and why Cuba may be the best next real estate investment for Americans, this week’s round up brings us expert perspectives from Huffington Post, xconomy.com, Realtors.com, CNBC and Forbes!. 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…

>> How About an Uber for Real Estate? (Realty Today)

There’s no shortage of news about Uber and how it is connecting riders with drivers and cutting out the taxi companies. Some cities are fighting the trend and legislating them out of the area, and others are still trying to figure out how this service has become so popular so quickly. This isn’t about that, but it is about connecting buyers and sellers directly and increasing the value for both in the process…

>> Dallas’s Motive Accelerator Debuts First Set of Real Estate Tech Startups (xconomy.com)

Motive, the Dallas accelerator dedicated to boosting real estate tech startups, announced its first cohort of companies Tuesday…

>> Can Tiny Houses Solve the World’s Biggest Problems? (Realtor.com)

How can we not love tiny houses—they’re just so darn cute! And they’re weirdly aspirational for those of us who daydream about paring down to almost no worldly possessions and living the simple life in 300 square feet even more than we swoon over mansions. But here’s the news: These freakishly minuscule habitats might actually have practical, even important, functions in the real world…

>> Why Real Estate Could Be a Better Investment than Stocks – Ya Think! (Huffington Post)

Before my added “Ya Think” emphasis, the title is the same as a title of an article this week over at Money,USNews.com. It’s not surprising to see an article like this now, as the China situation took the Dow Jones down in a dramatic way over the course of a week or so. If you want some historical perspective, there are some dates and Dow plunges historically…

>> Could you sell your home without a real estate agent? (CNBC)

Like the U.S., the U.K. real estate market has traditionally been dominated by bricks and mortar agents. However, a new wave of online-only real estate agents could grab a bigger share of the U.K. market, potentially allowing Britons to sell their homes without the help of an estate agent. So, should the U.S. be wanting a piece of the action and should Americans be selling their own houses?

>>Cuba: The Next Best Real Estate Investment For Americans? (Forbes)

It’s unclear how quickly Cuba’s economy will handle recent changes in diplomacy, but many feel it might become the best real estate investment for American entrepreneurs…

 

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