Redfin: Real estate bidding wars continue to hover at 10-year low

Redfin | December 09, 2019

As the year approaches an end, a report from Redfin indicates America’s real estate bidding wars are easing as several factors including tightening supply continue to depress competition. According to the company, 10% of purchasing offers made on its site faced a bidding war during the month. Not only is this percentage down from last year’s rate of 29%, but it also marks the fifth consecutive month the rate has hovered at a 10-year-low. Even though the number of homes for sale has been falling faster than we normally see this time of year, Daryl Fairweather, Redfin’s chief economist, said buyers just aren’t feeling a sense of urgency right now.

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The nature of modern buildings is changing dramatically. Buildings once simply provided a space for people to live, learn, and work. Now they have to be smart. Smart buildings are dynamic assets that improve occupant comfort, lower energy osts, and communicate problems. Smart buildings are also expected to work with elements outside their four walls and interact with electrical grids, environmental conditions, and the mission of their organizations.

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Greystar | January 13, 2022

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