First Bitcoin-Only Real Estate Transaction Completed in Texas

In Texas, buyer and seller come to terms for a home sale in Bitcoin. Use cases for Bitcoin have been popping up everywhere, with new ‘Accepts Bitcoin’ signs on everything from coffee carts to retail stores in South Africa. These adoption cases are important as the continued use of Bitcoin will only increase the adoption and price cycle, commonly referred to as …

Top Five Cybersecurity Threats to Real Estate Businesses

Gregory Stein | Aug 30, 2017 nreionline.com The days of hackers targeting only retailers are long gone. With attacks that can misdirect wire transfers and hold computer systems hostage, hackers can successfully target any industry, particularly those that are behind the curve for cybersecurity. That applies to real estate. According to a recent report prepared by KPMG, 50 percent of surveyed …

Real Estate Crowdfunding Platforms Work to Find a Niche

While commercial real estate crowdfunding firms haven’t disrupted the market, the top players have worked to continue to raise capital and find ways to make their bets. There are some situations where there are gap equity requirements that are well-suited for crowdfunding, for example. Crowdfunding might be a viable alternative for a property with a maturing legacy CMBS loan that …

More Real Estate Players Say the Peak Is Now

More than half of respondents to an NREI survey conducted in July said the real estate cycle has reached its peak. The percentage of survey respondents who believe we are currently at the peak of the market totaled 52 percent, up 500 basis points since the results in May of 2017 and 600 basis points since March results. The only …

The tsunami of store closures is doubling in size

About 2,000 store closures have been announced just within the last six weeks, bringing the total number of planned closures this year to nearly 5,100. That number is expected to keep growing, and reach more than 8,600 before the end of the year, according to Credit Suisse. “Store closings have accelerated, even in tier-one markets,” Credit Suisse analysts wrote in a …