News Brief - February 2018
River Bluff Title, LLC keeps you up to date on what's happening in the real estate world.
What's in this issue:
- Housing’s State of Union: Pressing Issues Ahead
- You Can Buy Houses With Bitcoin Now — Here’s How Much it Would Take
- AI May Be a New Weapon Against Spear Phishing Attacks
- And more
Housing’s State of Union: Pressing Issues Ahead
The housing market outlook is looking bright on several fronts: strong buyer demand, particularly among first-timers, and a growing U.S. economy urging more consumers to buy.
By: Daily Real Estate News, January 26, 2018
You Can Buy Houses With Bitcoin Now — Here’s How Much it Would Take
Despite warnings of a bubble and massively fluctuating values, bitcoin continues to fascinate investors and new industries.
By: Chris Morris, Fortune, January 15, 2018
AI May Be a New Weapon Against Spear Phishing Attacks
Cybercriminals are infamous for launching persuasive attack, targeting a maximum number of people, victimizing anybody that takes the bait.
By: Asaf Cidon, contributor, Security Info Watch, January 22, 2018
Read more: www.securityinfowatch.com/article/12392006
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act - What it Means for Homeowners and Real Estate Professionals
Analysis and examples of how major provisions will affects real estate professionals, commercial real estate, and current and prospective homeowners.
By: National Association of REALTORS®
10 Technologies That Will Change Real Estate In 2018
Technological developments in recent years have changed nearly every industry, and real estate is no exception.
By: Forbes Real Estate Council, Forbes, January 22, 2018
U.S. Regulators Ready to Ease Check on Property Values
U.S. bank regulators plan to relax commercial real estate lending rules by allowing more deals to go ahead without an independent appraisal of the property’s value, according to several sources familiar with the discussions.
By: Patrick Rucker, Reuters, January 26, 2018
Commercial Lease Gets & Gotchas Founders Should Know About: Part 1
Commercial office space is one of the top three expenditures for business owners, and one that should only be entered into with professional help.
By: Moira Vetter, contributor, Forbes, January 29, 2018
How City Characteristics Influence Real Estate Investment
Even in today’s ever globalizing world, no two cities are the same. Find out more about the peer groups of today’s top cities and what it means for their commercial real estate markets.
By: Rhian Nicholson, Real Views, January 29, 2018
New Tax Laws Likely to Increase High-Net-Worth (HNW) Investment in Real Estate
Legal and tax experts say the law bestows several benefits that make it more appealing to HNW investors to buy properties.
By: John Egan, National Real Estate Investor, January 29, 2018
Real Estate Futurist Envisions 24-Hour Office Buildings
While office interiors might be abuzz with workers and self-driving vehicles could be ubiquitous on our highways, commercial property rooftops could soon be the most desired space for another mode of transport.
By: Phil Hall, Westfair Communications, January 22, 2018