Welcome to Shop Talk, our weekly round-up of industry news.
Call the Ghostbusters
Whether you share a living space with a spectral presence or it's just your old home's floors squeaking, it's easy to become convinced that your house is haunted. The good news is that there are real-life Ghostbusters just waiting to help you. Really, though, who else would you call?
Introducing Your Robotic Agent
Artificial Intelligence is being implemented in everything from cars and phones to microphone-enabled speakers. They help us take better pictures, they answer our most burning questions, and soon they'll help you sell your home.
Buy Real Estate Without Spending a Dollar
Bitcoin, that all-digital currency that's confounding to some but a global phenomenon nonetheless, can now be used to buy real estate. Touted as a potential replacement for physical money, certain cities around the world will now accept it as payment for your spiffy new home.
Is This a Good Deal?
There are a ton of factors to consider when buying real estate, and sometimes it's just too much for the brain to handle. How do you know when a house is a good deal, and how do you know when you're about to invest in an ever-sinking moneypit? Experts weigh in.
Facebook CEO Vows to Fix Housing
Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have committed $45 million to reforming prisons and affordable housing. Famous for being the young founder and CEO of Facebook, Zuckerberg said he intends to fund philanthropic efforts with up to $12.8 billion of his Facebook shares.