Brickblock, JTC Partner On Blockchain Real Estate Investment Platform

London Stock Exchange-listed JTC has teamed with blockchain real estate startup Brickblock to launch a blockchain platform for cross-border real estate investment. Established in 1987, JTC provides fund, corporate, and private wealth services to institutional and private clients in Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean, the Channel Islands, Europe, Isle of Man, and the UK. The…

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Existing home sales fall for sixth straight month in September

U.S. home sales fell in September by the most in over two years as the housing market continued to struggle despite strength across the broader economy. The National Association of Realtors said on Friday that existing home sales dropped 3.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.15 million units last month. U.S. home…

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Seller of NY $16M Mansion Ready to Accept Bitcoin

A luxury mansion in Manhattan, New York, is currently for sale for about $16 million. The owner of the house is ready to sell it for Bitcoin. Roy Niederhoffer, founder and president of New York-based hedge fund R.G. Niederhoffer Capital Management, is ready to accept Bitcoin for a $15.9 million mansion, Bloomberg reports. He bought…

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Pending home sales fall in August to the slowest pace since the start of the year

So-called pending home sales fell 1.8 percent for August, according to the National Association of Realtors’ seasonally adjusted index. Sales were down 2.3 percent compared with August 2017. That was the fourth monthly decline in the past five months and the slowest sales pace since January. Sales dropped a whopping 11.3 percent annually in the…

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Weekly mortgage applications decline, even as rates slip

Total mortgage application volume decreased 1.7 percent last week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Volume was 15 percent lower that a year ago. A drop in mortgage rates should have given a little life to the mortgage business, but it did not. Weakening affordability is making potential homebuyers gnash their teeth this summer, and…

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Now You Can Buy A Texas Mansion With Bitcoin

The sellers for a newly listed mansion in the city of Highland Park, Texas are open to taking Bitcoin for payment. The listing is just another example of a rapidly expanding cryptocurrency real estate market attracting buyers from across the world. Many industries have been expressing interest in cryptocurrencies, but those in the real estate…

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Things to Know About Self-Directed IRAs – Brag Radio 116 – Larry Goins

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Blockchain Real Estate Platform: 'Security Token Would Kill Our Business'

Industry experts and lawyers discussed whether companies should issue security tokens in a panel debate at real estate-focused event BitcoinCRE on June 14. Part of London Tech Week, the event looked at regulations across the world and happened hours before Ether was declared ‘not a security‘ by the SEC. ‘A Security Token Would Kill Our Business’…

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Dutch Land Registry: How Blockchain And AI Could Benefit The Real Estate Industry

Work in the Netherlands could put blockchain and artificial intelligence technology at the forefront of the Dutch real estate industry. On Thursday, local tech news outlet Computable reported that the Dutch Land Registry, or Kadaster, is looking to incorporate blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) technology into the real estate industry. According to enterprise architect Koen…

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How Hodl Hodl Is Building a Real Business With Bitcoin Smart Contracts

Bitcoin may be the original cryptocurrency, but it can still learn new tricks. In an industry where bitcoin has taken a backseat to networks like ethereum, at least when it comes to enabling more complex and exotic transactions, both founders behind the peer-to-peer exchange platform Hodl Hodl believe people are underestimating bitcoin’s potential. Unlike many of…

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New home sales fall less than expected in April

Sales of new U.S. single-family homes fell less than expected in April, but data for the last three months was revised lower. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday new home sales dropped 1.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 662,000 units last month. March’s sales pace was revised down to 672,000 units from…

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After the First US Transaction, Propy Announces an Open Source Developer Program

California-based blockchain startup Propy, is bringing the commercial use of blockchain technology to the US. After facilitating the first US Blockchain-based real estate deed in Vermont, Propy announced a new open source Developer Program. The idea behind Propy: it allows anyone to buy or sell real estate, anywhere, online. Propy provides an efficient crypto and…

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New home sales fall for third straight month in February

Sales of new U.S. single-family homes unexpectedly fell for a third straight month in February, weighed down by steep declines in the Midwest and West. The Commerce Department said on Friday new home sales dropped 0.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 618,000 units last month. The housing market has slowed in recent…

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