Another Top-10 List — Most Patents 1977-2015

Innovation is a leading indicator of potential future economic growth. A measure of innovation is the number of patents registered. Which countries are the most innovative in the world? To answer this, howmuch.net (a very unique source of an array of research topics), gathered the number of patents issued from 1977 through 2015 from around …Read more

Hottest Spring 2017 Suburb Housing Markets

Just as the flowers appear in the Spring, likewise sprout housing sales. Flowers appear earlier and grow faster in some areas compared to others. Ditto housing. So where are the hottest suburban markets this Spring? To answer that, Realtor.com analyzed suburban housing markets across the country. As urban housing prices exploded, one-half of home buyers …Read more

Forecast 2017 Residential Purchase and Refinance Lending Volumes

Each month Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the MBA forecast residential purchase and refinance lending volumes years in advance on a quarterly basis. While these forecasts typically do not initially agree, over time they converge to a consensus. These lending volumes impact any and sometimes all real estate related service providers in their incomes ranging …Read more

Chatbots, IoT and VR, Oh My: A Look Ahead at Tech in Real Estate

Technology in the real estate industry doesn’t start and stop with the computer and smartphone. Regardless of your role in the real estate transaction, you can no longer afford to dismiss the impact of technology in the home buying process. Technology in real estate is designed to improve the end-to-end experience for home buyers and …Read more