You might expect people researching properties and neighborhoods to be most interested in learning about local home values, schools, foreclosures or environmental hazards. But folks tend to focus most on another type of information, at least when it’s available: the identities and locations of local sex offenders.
At Inman Connect New York, Brad Inman said that he was thinking about buying another house. I wanted to stand up and say, “Don’t do it — the next downturn is on the way!” There are multiple signs the next downturn is around the corner, but what if you could predict whether a specific property in a given market area would increase or decrease in price during the next year?
Imagine you’re a first-time homebuyer who gets an email from your real estate agent or the escrow or title agency. The email instructs you to wire your closing cost money — which sometimes includes your entire down payment — to a bank account, and the style of communication, signature and email address all belong to someone you know and trust.
Real estate agents just love their iPhones, but there are alternatives for those who want to try something new and a little different. And yes, you can easily sync a phone that has an Android operating system, such as the Samsung Galaxy S7, with your iPad and your Apple computer or PC.