Posts by: Tracy

Hurricane Irma is in full throttle, evacuations are taking place and people living in the places where Irma’s heading are hoping the damage will be minimal. Hurricane Harvey just hit Houston and caused a major damage, Irma is coming to Florida now, followed by two more hurricanes. What’s happening? Unfortunately,...

Deep Learning – From Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 movie“2001: A Space Odyssey” and the infamous HAL 9000, the concept and the idea of an AI that can learn as humans learn has been one of the go-to ideas for sci-fi movie makers and video game developers alike. But up until now, true AI wasn’t really something you could see in...

Buzzwords you have to know in artificial intelligence — In the world of technology, buzzwords become more than buzzwords. They become necessary for communication, but they can be difficult to distinguish from one another. Knowing what they mean can help those who work in technology and related fields understand one...

Agents from Los Angeles to New York have been streamlining their business with artificial intelligence technology, allowing site visitors to interact with their chatbot widgets and creating valuable sales leads in the process. While this technology has been undeniably beneficial for agents and clients alike, now there...

Real Estate agents from coast to coast have evolved in many ways over the years- improving their sales pitches, more carefully selecting their clients, and most notably, integrating the use of technology into their business. Believe it or not, there are old-timer brokers and agents out there that dig their heels into...

Technology has played an important role in real estate, more so than in many other industries. With transactions ranging into the millions, and potential commissions sometimes being just as high, agents have been chomping at the bit to find new and innovative ways to streamline their business. Believe it or not, it...

Woodlawn was settled in the early 19th century by a group of farming families. The name of the area came from the prominent family in the group, known as the Wood family. Originally from Greenville, SC, the family chose a section of the Jones Valley that had plenty of water. As the settlement continued to grow, the...

While many renters have shoulder the high rents as a tradeoff for location or space, it looks as though that burden is only going to increase. Many of today’s renters have to accept high rents due to the lack of inventory to match the demand. For those who can afford to make the jump from renter to homeowner, it seems...

Minneapolis is a thriving metro area known for providing residents with plenty of outdoor activities, as well as work and educational opportunities. Yet within this urban core is also an artistic flair that presents itself in the Hiawatha neighborhood. Hiawatha is a middle class area which has a median income of...

While the recent rental trend has been consistent spikes in rent, it appears the tide might finally be turning. According to Zillow, rents grew an annual 4.5 percent in October, which was down from 5.3 percent in September. This is also a significant decrease from their reported high of 6.6 percent in July. This data...

Annapolis is a community full of military connections, particularly with the navy. Currently, the United States Naval Academy is based within this beautiful city. Yet, Annapolis is also home to the site of the 1786 Annapolis Convention, which called for the Constitutional Convention that was held the following year....

As we head into the winter of 2015, there are some sweet spots to be aware of within the housing market. One of the most important of note for renters is that the demand for rental housing is not decreasing. In fact, Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies and Enterprise Community Partners noted renters...

Chattanooga is a city full of beautiful mountain views, as well as lush valleys. One of these valleys is in the southern part of Hamilton County, at a junction between two ancient Indian trails next to the Tennessee River. Originally a home base for migrating Indians, it became a farming community for families from...

For many renters, there are plenty of amenities that have become standard, such as pools, fitness centers and even walking trails. Still, there are amenities on the horizon that reflect trends within the housing market itself. Particularly the trends toward green living, affordability in terms of smaller spaces and...

For the average renter, finding an apartment with a reasonable commute to work, space and relatively low costs can be a real challenge. This is especially true in urban areas or those experiencing an economic boom. As rents continue to rise in face of increasing demand and limited supply, it seems as if affordable...