6 Technologies Disrupting The Property And Real Estate Industry

No industry is immune to technological advances, but real estate is one niche that has been traditionally slower to adopt new trends. Not any longer! PropTech is booming and changing the way we buy, sell, and interact with our properties. I have recently been to ProbTech events to deliver keynotes, and more and more companies in the industry are asking for my advice on tech transformation. So, with this post, I would like to share the key trends every real estate professional and property manager needs to be aware of.

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Soft or hard?China’s real estate industry is landing

The Chinese government is trying to convince the rest of the world that the property crash is under control, that everyone’s funds are safe, and that the growth narrative will resume after business disruption. After all, the Winter Olympics are about to open in Beijing, and in a little over half a year, China’s supreme leader, Xi Jinping, will (probably) be named ruler for life.

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Bitcoin Or Oil: What To Buy In 2022?

Shortly after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Covid-19 a global pandemic, governments everywhere unveiled massive monetary and fiscal stimuli (over $15T globally) in a bid to forestall an economic fallout. The U.S. federal government stepped in with a broad array of measures, including a $2.3 trillion package designed to support financial markets, state and local governments, employers, and households. Democrats are pushing for yet another $3 trillion package to shield eligible Americans from the effects of the pandemic.

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How to buy real estate in the metaverse — get your own digital digs

It’s bizarre, strange and downright freakish, isn’t it? I never in my wildest dreams thought I’d be writing a how-to on purchasing real estate in the metaverse, but here we are. People are actually scrambling to buy virtual land — yes, virtual — meaning it lacks tangibility and doesn’t exist in the physical world. You technically can’t see nor touch it, but folks are paying tens of thousands of dollars to own one.

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The most popular property types in South Africa – and why the market has a problem in 2022

The SA Reserve Bank, like other central banks around the world, is keen to maintain a balance between economic growth and inflation as the economy recovers from the damage caused by Covid-19 lockdowns and chain breaks supply, so some rising interest rates can be expected this year, says Berry Everitt, CEO of real estate group Chas Everitt International.

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