Here’s a batch of articles we found this past week that piqued our interest, including how the FCC’s rollback of the Open Internet Order will impact real estate professionals, a Redfin report on Bitcoin and one MLB All-Star’s generous gift to charity.
Net Neutrality Rollback Put Consumers, Main Street Businesses on the Defensive in Digital Era REtechnology
REALTORS® express their concerns about how the FCC’s rollback of the Open Internet Order will impact their businesses. (Subscription)
18 Bitcoins Will Buy the Average American Home Redfin
Cryptocurrency continues to be a topic of conversation these days, and real estate agents in several cities across the country said they’ve had conversations with consumers about using it as part of their home transaction. This is an interesting read on how cashing out crytopcurrency could help homebuyers cover closing costs, but a warning that sellers thinking about accepting it as payment should be aware of the risks.
Is Facebook coming for Zillow? Inman News
Facebook, already a powerful marketing tool for real estate professionals, is again expanding its reach into the industry. After previously launching its ‘Dynamic Ads for Real Estate,’ Facebook is now partnering with Zumper and Apartment List to “directly syndicate hundreds of thousands of rental listings to Facebook.” What that means for Zillow and other real estate portals is something worth monitoring.
An Amazing Gift! Cole Hamels Donates $10M Mansion to Charity realtor.com
MLB All-Star Cole Hamels and his wife have donated their $10-million Missouri mansion to Camp Barnabas, a "unique ministry providing Christian camping experiences to people with special needs and chronic illnesses, along with their siblings.” The 105-acre property includes more than 1,700 feet of shoreline, a private dock, outdoor kitchen, elevator and children’s outdoor play area.
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