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Mortgage Basics

So you are thinking of buying home, that's great! The average cost of home in United states is around $250,000, and a buyer usually get a mortgage to buy property as it makes sense to have mortgage for it. You can always use cash for other investment.
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Real estate market trends in time of protest

With the advent of mass communication, social media, political protests have become a common scene now facing the unjust and tragedies we see in our society, also fueled by police brutality.
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Home Buying Guide

In this guide, we provide you with the steps to purchase a home! We provide different checklists which can be used for selecting neighborhood, homes and making correct decision. We also help you with checklists for home offering and closing steps.
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Smart Cities

We have talked about smart home. On industry perspective as whole, from smart homes to smart building, and then further to smart city planning, AI and real estate technology advancement will definitely help city or urban planning be much more efficient, creating an environment of more energy-efficient, logistic-friendly, occupancy-optimized livable space, with better nature preservation, and less construction needs. Smart Cities are coming to a metro near you. These “connected” cities are expec
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Affordable Housing

Housing and transportation are most household's two largest expenditure categories, and are a major financial burden for many lower-income households. As a result, increasing housing and transportation affordability is an important planning objective. In recent years, planners have developed a better understanding of what this means and how to evaluate affordable housing development strategies. What is Affordability? Affordability refers to households' ability to purchase essential goods and
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Improving Home Resale Value

Living in a futuristic home is cool. A 2015 Better Homes and Gardens survey and standard generational analysis support the idea that Gen X and Millennials are both tech savvy enough to appreciate Smart Home features when making a purchasing decision. Making your house more attractive than its architectural peers in the market means a quicker sale and the ability to carry a higher price, giving you more of a chance to "level up" in your own housing search. Different sources cite a range of 5% t
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Alternative Energy for Real Estate

One more area where AI can elevate the industry revolution is through help improving the application and implementation of alternative energy. As we all know, Energy reservation and efficiency has always been a keen element in real estate evolution. From Nest thermometer and smart home control device for saving energy consumption, to Solar panels that self-generate power for properties, the alternative energy sources are gradually becoming a key element in real estate renovation. With the treme
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What will happen to real estate after the passing of the Baby Boomers?

As baby boomers, the unprecedentedly large generation of people born between 1946 and 1964, entered adulthood, they were met with a robust and thriving economy. They also experienced an affordable housing market that allowed for 45% of baby boomers to buy their first home between the age of 25 and 34. Buying a home became the hallmark of the American dream; a dream attainable for many, because of relatively low housing costs and competition. Millennials, the generation born between 1981 and 199
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A glimpse of Southeast high-end Mega mansion

As of May 26th, the 2nd highest residential property sales price record in Atlanta is logged with the $15,000,000 sale of this “Versailles-like” property in Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta. Ironically the Number 1 sales price record is the same house, sold on 5/5/2016 for $17.5M, and more ironically, the previous owner actor Tyler Perry had reportedly spent over $40M to upgrade the house after bought it for $9M in 2005 before selling it to televangelist Mr. Turner for $17.5M in 2016, while Mr
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