Real Estate introduces NFT

Blockchain Home Registry Ushers in the Future of Homeownership

Blockchain Home Registry (BHR) ushered in a new era of collaborative innovation in the real estate industry powered by Web3 technology.  BHR is a decentralized finance (DeFi) standard and platform that allows homeowners to claim a verified non-fungible token (NFT) of their property, giving them privacy-controlled access to a permanent, transferrable historical record of their home. New data (ownership history,[...]

Booming Housing Market Leads to Increase in Equity-Rich Properties

A Booming Housing Market Leads to Increase in Homeowner Equity

Earlier this year, ATTOM released its fourth-quarter 2021 U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report. The release revealed that 41.9 percent of mortgaged residential properties were considered equity-rich in the fourth quarter. The combined estimated amount of loan balances secured by the surveyed properties was no more than 50 percent of their estimated market values. Out of the homes surveyed in the fourth quarter[...]

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St. Bourke Shares State of Atlanta Housing Market

St. Bourke, an Atlanta-based asset management and property development company, reveals a big picture glimpse of housing in 2022 and lookback at the 2021 real estate market. Improved economic conditions and strong demand fueled the Atlanta housing market in 2021 driving home prices, starts and closings to record levels. “While we expect that housing metrics will continue to climb in 2022,[...]

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Innovation Drives Georgia Economy Back to Normal

Innovations Drive Georgia Economy toward Normal, Wild Cards Notwithstanding Seventy percent of Georgia’s employment and income are generated in the Atlanta metro area, which “took a huge hit from the 2020 Covid-19 shutdown by devastating the bread and butter of the city’s economy: its convention and meetings business,” said Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s Robinson[...]

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Return to Normal in 2022 Predicted by Rajeev Dhawan

Forecaster Says Return to Normalcy in 2022 Also Means Return of Pre-Pandemic Economic Concerns Economic optimism about emerging from the pandemic’s shadow is progressing in a two-steps-forward, one-step-back manner, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. “Case in point: 2021 was a tale of two halves. The U.S. economy grew[...]

Renting versus homeownership

The Age Old Question: To Buy or Rent?

In a recent report, ATTOM revealed more Americans are opting for homeownership in place of leasing due to skyrocketing rental prices. In the 2022 Rental Affordability Report, the nation’s premier property database showed a median-priced home is more affordable than renting in 58% of the counties analyzed despite rising home prices. The building industry and homebuyers continue to experience a unique[...]