Navigating the Real Estate Downturn: A Strategy for Agents Amidst Financial Challenges

By: Brad Greiner, CEO of Open Air Homes and OpenAiRE Brokerage   The real estate industry is currently facing a startling reality – a recent article revealed that 45% of real estate agents are strug...

The Coachella Valley Real Estate Boom

The Coachella Valley and Joshua Tree real estate market is trending upwards. With so many people working from home, the desert real estate market is looking more attractive than ever. Low interest rates and inventory, as well as high demand, have sparked many new housing developments in the Coachella Valley. Let’s look at key real […]

What Could Real Estate Look Like in the Metaverse?

In December 2021, someone paid $450,000 to be Snoop Dogg’s neighbor. That could be a bargain in Long Beach, where the median sale price for a home is $785,000. However, this property isn’t in California. It’s in The Sandbox, a blockchain-based decentralized metaverse. Sometimes considered the next iteration of social media or Web 3.0, the […]

What to Know About Blockchain Real Estate Transactions

Blockchain has been disrupting industries around the world, so it should be no surprise to learn that it’s finding a place in real estate too. It’s still possible to take the traditional route of meeting face-to-face with an agent to discuss properties and sale terms, but blockchain is already making its mark. There’s much to […]

Making the Move With Four-legged Friends: Tips for Moving With Pets

Few experiences in life are as chaotic as moving, and you’re not the only one who notices. Chances are your dog, cat, or bird will know something is up the minute you start packing a box. When you have pets, preparing for your move starts weeks before moving day. These tips can help you get […]

Living a Life of Luxury: Highest Real Estate Sales of 2021

2021 was a record year for real estate investing, with the strongest home sales seen since 2006. The median home sales price reached a record-setting $358,000, and you have to go back to 1999 to see sale prices that high. It was also a good year for the luxury real estate market, with 40 properties […]

Millennial Buying Power: The Changing Face of Homebuyers

They may have taken longer to start buying homes, thanks to stagnant wages, ballooning student loan debt, and increasing housing and medical costs, but millennials now comprise the fastest-growing segment of homebuyers. They now account for 37% of the housing market. Millennials are now the largest population cohort, taking over the title from baby boomers […]

What to Consider When Building an ADU

Whether you need a place for family to stay when they come to visit or want to generate some rental income without buying investment properties, you may consider building an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) in your backyard. Also called guesthouses, mother-in-law suites, and granny flats, ADUs allow you to expand your living space and help […]

Qualifying for a Home Loan

Whether you’re looking for your first investment property or want to add one more short-term rental to a growing portfolio, having the assets to back your offer is crucial to your success. If making a cash offer isn’t an option, qualifying for a home loan is a great alternative. Before you start looking for a […]

Why Landscaping Makes a Difference in the Short-term Rental Market

Your home’s value depends on several factors. You have little control over some of them, like size, sale prices of similar homes, and neighborhood features. Others — like landscaping — are easier to adjust. In fact, landscaping can boost your home’s value by an estimated 5.5 to 13% almost immediately. Unlike other home improvement projects, […]

What Would an NFT in Real Estate Look Like?

The short-term rental market is constantly adapting to changes as the way we do business continues to evolve. The use of cryptocurrency in real estate is one of the most exciting trends to influence the way we buy and sell homes. However, since real estate is a heavily regulated market, change happens more slowly compared […]

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