Amazon wants its new Fire TV Cube to be the brain of your smart home

Amazon wants its new Fire TV Cube to be the brain of your smart home

Alexa, turn on the TV. The newest version of Amazon's Fire TV Cube now comes with a speaker and an Alexa voice assistant, allowing users to turn on a TV with their voice....
By Veronika Bondarenko | Thursday, Jun 7, 2018
Cool psychedelic door and keys I toured an Opendoor home for sale, and its frictionless tech was a game-changer

I toured an Opendoor home for sale, and its frictionless tech was a game-changer

If you make it easier to see a home, could you sell it for a higher price? A recent tour of homes in Scottsdale, Arizona, using Opendoor's app, led me to believe that it’s highly possible....
By Teke Wiggin | Tuesday, May 22, 2018
SF homes Tweetstorm perfectly captures the insanity of Silicon Valley’s housing market right now

Tweetstorm perfectly captures the insanity of Silicon Valley’s housing market right now

Indeed, San Francisco housing prices have risen dramatically over the last decade, going from approximately $900,000 in 2007 to nearly $1.5 million in 2017....
By Veronika Bondarenko | Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018
Anthony Hsieh, CEO of loanDepot loanDepot CEO Anthony Hsieh on Amazon mortgages, Gen Z and the future of lending

loanDepot CEO Anthony Hsieh on Amazon mortgages, Gen Z and the future of lending

Anthony Hsieh founded loanDepot eight years ago, in the depths of the recession. Since then, he’s grown the company to the second-largest nonbank consumer lender in the country....
By Emma Hinchliffe | Monday, Mar 26, 2018
How America’s first blockchain property transfer took place

How America’s first blockchain property transfer took place

The first title transfer via blockchain is, in all likelihood, in South Burlington, Vermont. The startup Propy prompted the local city clerk to accept a transaction via blockchain....
By Emma Hinchliffe | Thursday, Mar 15, 2018
House head and tech keys Here’s the tech that real estate leaders should be using

Here’s the tech that real estate leaders should be using

"It still comes back to the relationships and relationship-building and keeping in contact with the other humans."...
By Jotham ​Sederstrom | Thursday, Mar 8, 2018
AutoSaw robotic carpenter from MIT This robot can build custom furniture for you

This robot can build custom furniture for you

The idea, said Lipton, is to make certain types of furniture assembly accessible to the non-carpenter. While the team still has a long way to go before its system is available to the average consumer, the researchers hope it can help others create cu...
By Veronika Bondarenko | Wednesday, Mar 7, 2018
Tech computer head and house head The essential guide for real estate leadership on tech disruption

The essential guide for real estate leadership on tech disruption

Nearly 30 percent of 787 real estate respondents polled for Inman’s Leadership survey in February said “technological disruption” remains the single biggest threat to the real estate industry, edging out other perils like shifting demographics,...
By Jotham ​Sederstrom | Monday, Mar 5, 2018
Bitcoin cryptocurrency stock house SEC looking into crypto companies, including Overstock’s tZero

SEC looking into crypto companies, including Overstock’s tZero

Should real estate's cryptocurrency kings be worried? On Feb. 28, the Wall Street Journal reported that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had issued "dozens of subpoenas" to investigate various cryptocurrency startups that have raised...
By Veronika Bondarenko | Friday, Mar 2, 2018
Notarize and United Wholesale Mortgage expand e-closings to 16 states

Notarize and United Wholesale Mortgage expand e-closings to 16 states

United Wholesale Mortgage's e-closing technology powered by Notarize is now available in 16 states, the companies announced today....
By Emma Hinchliffe | Monday, Feb 19, 2018
Tell real estate leaders what you really think

Tell real estate leaders what you really think

Take Inman's Leadership Survey now, tell your bosses what they are doing wrong, and enter to win two free passes to Inman Connect San Francisco 2018. ...
By Carl Franzen | Thursday, Feb 15, 2018
Airbnb wins big mortgage support, but loses Detroit

Airbnb wins big mortgage support, but loses Detroit

Airbnb got a major win for its hosts on Thursday — but also dealt with the fallout from a serious and unusual blow in Detroit....
By Emma Hinchliffe | Thursday, Feb 8, 2018
Sally Forster Jones Group Beverly Hills high-flyer Sally Forster Jones and team join Compass

Beverly Hills high-flyer Sally Forster Jones and team join Compass

Her decision to bring her 25-person team over came because she felt Compass's tech and marketing were superior....
By Gill South | Thursday, Feb 8, 2018
Reali introduces flat $950 commission for buying and selling homes under $250,000

Reali introduces flat $950 commission for buying and selling homes under $250,000

Reali has already offered flat fees for buyers and sellers. The startup is bringing that fee down to a new, lower price point for homes below $250,000....
By Emma Hinchliffe | Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018
Connect the Speakers: Dick Costolo on social media and wellness

Connect the Speakers: Dick Costolo on social media and wellness

Dick Costolo appears at Inman Connect New York (Jan. 22-26, 2018, Marriott Marquis Hotel, Times Square) presenting his general session talk “Fitness & (280) Character(s): The Future of Wellness & Social Media.”...
By Inman | Friday, Jan 12, 2018
Magic Leap One goggles Is Magic Leap One the next big leap for real estate tech?

Is Magic Leap One the next big leap for real estate tech?

For the real estate industry, the VR benefits are obvious. Magic Leap can create a full, immersive experience. And there are also potential AR benefits......
By Patrick Kearns | Thursday, Dec 21, 2017
Read NAR CEO Bob Goldberg’s letter on Inman’s Upstream report

Read NAR CEO Bob Goldberg’s letter on Inman’s Upstream report

Today, Goldberg sent an email to NAR members stating that Upstream has "since the very beginning" included "both a member and non-member pricing approach."...
By Carl Franzen | Friday, Dec 15, 2017