How Harvey has impacted the real estate investment world: A Q&A with Brian Spitz from Big State Home Buyers

Brian Spitz opened up Big State Home Buyers 14 years ago after accidentally stumbling into the real estate investment world before planning to start law school. Through Big State Home Buyers, Spitz works with homeowners who need to sell

Survey: Houston agents talk real estate technology

  Read more from our Tech issue Cover Story: Starting a tech revolution in real estate Smart home technology is the new standard The real estate sign — now redesigned with modern tech Wire transfer fraud: What agents can

Smart home technology is the new standard

In today’s digital age, novel inventions that once seemed like an unrealistic dream such as self-driving cars and virtual reality have become an integral part of everyday life. Just as Tesla is revolutionizing the automobile industry, smart homes are

The real estate sign — now redesigned with modern tech

Traditionally, “for sale” signs have been the most visible indicator that a home is on the market. But as the real estate industry continues to use technology to improve productivity in the digital age, some view the ‘For Sale’

How the luxury market is shifting across the country

Millennials have begun to monopolize the home-owning population, and as a result, new cities across the country are transforming into some of the hottest luxury markets for the first time. The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing just released their

Survey: What do agents experience when selling a luxury home?

Read more from our Luxury issue Cover story: How agents break into the luxury market The dos and don’ts of staging a luxury home Why Will Stolz is getting into the braded development game How the luxury market is

The dos and don’ts of staging a luxury home

No matter what price range your home is in, vacant homes should be properly staged in order to cater to the price point, target market and style of the home. Krisztina Bell, a professional home stager with No Vacancy

Why Will Stolz is getting into the branded development game

As the luxury condominium market gets more competitive in many American cities, developers have turned to high-end brands to make their products stand out and get headlines. Developer Will Stolz looked at the new trend with trepidation, until he

Analysis of mortgage denials reveals racial ‘continued disparities’

As the United States marks the 50th anniversary this month of the passage of the Fair Housing Act, reports reveal that racial inequalities still nag the real estate industry. A recent Zillow analysis of data made available by the

Redfin ranks Houston’s top neighborhoods

Houston homebuyers have a wide variety of neighborhoods to choose from, with factors such as proximity to job hubs, quality of school districts, and options for entertainment, culture, and shopping topping buyers’ wishlists. Two recent reports by Redfin —

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