Monthly Archives: February 2017

Chicago’s Cook County to Test Bitcoin Blockchain-Based Property Title Transfer

Written on February 23, 2017 at 6:01 pm

Through an exclusive partnership with real estate tech startup Velox.re, Chicago’s Cook County will test the use of the Bitcoin blockchain for transferring and tracking property titles and other public records. The Cook County Recorder’s Office is the second largest such office in the United States, and it it will be the first in the  Read More Read More...

New York City’s rental market is tumbling

Written on February 23, 2017 at 5:58 pm

Headlines in recent months have indicated a major softening in the New York City apartment rental market. And commentary from one of America’s biggest homebuilders — Toll Brothers (TOL) — out Wednesday indicates that this trend is continuing apace. Read more, source: Yahoo Finance, February 22, 2017 Read More...

Why Even Optimistic Homebuyers Don’t Touch Their Home Equity

Written on February 16, 2017 at 5:41 pm

Home equity keeps rising as home equity loan debt falls, but memories of the housing crisis still keep homeowners from borrowing against their homes. You may like the idea of owning your own home, but you still aren’t all that comfortable with spending the equity you’ve built in it. Roughly 59 million American adults (one  Read More Read More...