Builder Confidence Upticks as Interest Rates Move Lower in U.S.

National Association of Home Builders | August 20, 2019

According to the National Association of Home Builders, U.S. builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose one point to 66 in August 2019, based on the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released this past week. Sentiment levels have held at a solid 64-to-66 level for the past four months.

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In this section, we'll go over some of the most important trends that we can expect to see in the year 2023.

Although we have already seen some of these happening in the past few months, they may begin to become even more significant as we get into the new year

Spotlight

In this section, we'll go over some of the most important trends that we can expect to see in the year 2023.

Although we have already seen some of these happening in the past few months, they may begin to become even more significant as we get into the new year

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REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, INVESTMENTS

BoomTown to Become Inside Real Estate's Finest Real Estate Technology Company

Inside Real Estate and BoomTown | January 24, 2023

BoomTown and Inside Real Estate recently announced their merger to establish the industry's premier residential real estate technology firm. This merger will create a residential real estate software and services market leader in product and customer categories. After the acquisition, Inside Real Estate may help top franchises, brokerages, teams, and agents better manage their operations. Its research and development (R&D) and customer service will also help the new company come up with new ideas and help real estate agents get ahead quickly. Both missions help real estate professionals succeed. Grier Allen, CEO of BoomTown, expressed, "This is the first day of an exciting new chapter for BoomTown and our clients." He further added, "Joining Joe and the talented Inside Real Estate team enables us to continue on our combined mission to serve the real estate industry with world-class technology and services. With a clear vision for the future, we look forward to accelerating the pace of innovation to fuel our clients' growth and success." (Source – Newswire) Inside Real Estate and BoomTown have a history of providing high-value, innovative solutions that help real estate professionals improve business outcomes, gain a competitive edge, and increase transactions and revenue. The merger will create the largest and most active community of high-performing real estate professionals and combine award-winning technological solutions, top-tier client support, and services offered by both companies. When pooled, these assets and supports will allow us to accomplish - the best user experience in the front office, the most advanced back office software, a dynamic marketplace, and a global network of technology partners, and the most- innovative homeownership solutions in the business. Nick Macey, President of Inside Real Estate, said, "This combination brings together significant capability to innovate as a true technology partner and support the needs of our customers." "Our passionate, capable team is committed to leading with the features, products and solutions that drive agent, team, brokerage and enterprise brand success," he concluded. (Source – Newswire) About Inside Real Estate Over 4 lakh leading brokerages, agents, and teams trust Inside Real Estate, a fast-growing, independently-owned real estate software company. kvCORE platform, its flagship product, is the industry's most modern and comprehensive solution for broker growth at every level. Inside Real Estate's 250 outstanding workers and accomplished leadership team enable them to innovate and succeed for their growing customer base. About BoomTown BoomTown gives its users a mobile app for agents on the go, transaction management, commissions, and accounting, a mobile website that can be customized and linked to local MLS data, personalized advertising, lead creation services, and more.

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REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY

Blueground to Acquire Brazilian PropTech Startup Tabas, Accelerating Its Global Expansion in South and Central America

Blueground and Tabas | November 18, 2022

Blueground, a PropTech scaleup offering a turnkey, flexible housing solution for renters globally, announces today it entered into agreement to acquire Brazilian PropTech startup, Tabas. Marking the first acquisition in Blueground’s nearly 10-year history, the company will soon acquire Tabas after leading Tabas’ $14 million Series A funding round earlier this year. Tabas is the largest operator of designer-quality furnished apartments for 30 days or more in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Brazilia. The acquisition, which is expected to close in early Q1 2023, enables Blueground to enter the Latin American market, and fuel the increased demand for furnished, flexible rentals in the region. Together Blueground and Tabas will launch Mexico City in early 2023. During the period between now and close, the two companies will continue to operate independently and will gradually integrate over the next year. The combined organization will have a presence in 29 cities across 16 countries, employing over 1,000 people. Based on current financial projections, the joint entity is projected to generate ~650M in 2023. Blueground is the largest turnkey property rental company in the 30+ day sector. It has a network of 9,500 move-in-ready, expertly-designed homes enabling people to flexibly live wherever they choose. The company was co-founded by CEO Alex Chatzieleftheriou in 2013, who, after many years as a business consultant, had experienced first-hand the pain points of living out of hotels for work for months at a time. He aspired to create a seamless way for people to freely move between neighborhoods, cities, and countries around the world. Blueground currently works with over 4,700 landlords globally, guaranteeing them rental income while providing expert property management and maintenance services at scale. The acquisition of Tabas will allow Blueground to grow its network faster, supporting its goals of 40,000 apartments across 50 cities by 2025, and add more location options for its client base. “We’ve had our sights set on Latin America for quite some time, as we see huge market potential for furnished and flexible rentals, Since our first investment in Tabas last year, we’ve developed immense respect for the Tabas team and what they’ve built in Brazil. With our best-in-class technology and our expertise in scaling the business, we'll continue to expand and offer the option for a flexible lifestyle in more markets globally.” -Alex Chatzieleftheriou, CEO and Co-founder, Blueground Founded in May 2020, Tabas was born out of the founders’ frustration with the lack of flexible, fully furnished rentals for mid- to long-term stays. Tabas now has over 1,000 apartments in three cities in Brazil - São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Brazilia, raising over $20 million in funding prior to the acquisition. As the first project post-acquisition, Tabas will offer its knowledge and understanding of the market to support the launch of Blueground in Mexico City in early 2023, marking Blueground’s 30th city, and 11th in the last 12 months. Tabas and Blueground’s visions are fully aligned and together we can create even more value for our guests, our landlords and the Tabas team, This acquisition is yet another success story for Brazilian proptech companies. We're proud of the work we’ve done to get us this far; now it’s time to take it to the next level and continue bringing the turn-key, flexible rental living concept across Latin America,said Leonardo Morgatto, Co-founder and CEO, Tabas. The pandemic gave rise to new work environments, enabling people to explore the world and forgo traditional long-term leases for flexible rentals. To keep up with the growing demand, Blueground has doubled its supply of apartments in the last year. The acquisition is subject to standard closing conditions, including regulatory approvals. About Blueground Blueground is a global PropTech company that operates a curated network of thousands of quality, turnkey homes in sought-after neighborhoods around the globe, making them available for stays of a month or longer. Blueground’s tech-enabled platform provides a fully digitized experience; from viewing and booking available apartments within minutes to managing the entire stay through the Blueground Guest App. Blueground is headquartered in New York City, with a portfolio of thousands of apartments in 26 cities worldwide including in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Washington D.C., Denver, Seattle, Austin, Miami, Dubai, Istanbul, Paris, London, Vienna, Zurich, Berlin, Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, Basel, Luxembourg, Copenhagen, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Athens. Blueground plans to expand to 50 cities by 2025. About Tabas Tabas is a Brazilian real estate technology startup providing beautifully-designed fully-furnished apartments for flexible stay. Founded in early 2020, it already has more than 1,000 apartments in its portfolio, in the cities of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasília, all located in upscale neighborhoods, equipped and decorated with sophistication. 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REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

The Real Brokerage Inc. Acquires Redline Real Estate Group in British Columbia

Real | November 04, 2022

The Real Brokerage Inc. (“Real” or the “Company”) (TSX: REAX) (NASDAQ: REAX), the fastest growing publicly traded real estate brokerage, today announced that it has acquired, through a wholly owned subsidiary, all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Redline Real Estate Group (BC) Inc. (“Redline BC”) pursuant to a share purchase agreement between the Company, Redline BC and Redline Realty Investments Inc. (“Redline Realty”). The acquisition, which includes Redline’s real estate license to operate in British Columbia, will fuel the Company’s expansion into Canada’s third largest province. Founded in 2005, Redline Realty has approximately 90 agents serving clients throughout the provinces of Alberta, Ontario and British Columbia. The acquisition follows Redline’s move to The Real Brokerage network in October 2021, and underscores the success that Redline’s agents have had under the Real umbrella, which provides agents with the technology, culture and financial incentives to realize their full potential. “Acquiring brokerage firms as a method to grow agent count is not part of our strategy. Our leading technology, competitive financial incentives and connected community are attracting agents to our platform in record numbers. However, Canada is important to our overall growth and this transaction allows us to leverage our relationship with one of Canada’s top brokerage teams to serve as the foundation for our expansion into British Columbia,” - Real Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Tamir Poleg When we joined Real, we were excited to align our team with a company that is bringing real estate into the digital age in a way that empowers agents to best serve clients while creating a culture of innovation, inclusion and trust, Now, one year later we are thrilled to be the catalyst for Real’s Canadian expansion into British Columbia,said Darren Langille, Co-Founder of Redline Realty. Brett Turner, President and Co-Founder of Redline echoed this sentiment: Our agents continue to be impressed with Real Brokerage’s revolutionary approach to the brokerage industry, and we are pleased to incorporate our BC arm into their model. Real’s anticipated expansion into British Columbia is the company’s latest milestone in 2022, which includes increasing its agent base by 82% year-to-date to more than 7,000 agents, an agreement to acquire LemonBrew Lending Corp., a tech-enabled home loan platform, and the acquisition of Expetitle, a digital title and settlement company now operating as Real Title. Each acquisition is consistent with Real’s strategy to build a seamless end-to-end home buying experience. About Real The Real Brokerage Inc. (NASDAQ: REAX) (TSX: REAX) is revolutionizing the residential real estate industry by pairing best-in-class technology with the trusted guidance of the agent-led experience. Real delivers a cloud-based platform to improve efficiencies and empower agents to provide a seamless end-to-end experience for homebuyers and sellers. The company was founded in 2014 and serves 44 states, D.C., and three Canadian provinces with over 7,000 agents.

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