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I’ve got good news and bad news, folks. The bad news is: all of us are living with tremendous amounts of stress and it’s really not good for our health. According to an article by Global News from 2018, 73% of all working adults aged 20 to 64 experience at least some level of stress. That’s a worrying percentage, especially given the numerous negative effects of stress and the fact that’s it’s contagious! The good...

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The smart appliance industry is going to reach $37.2 billion by 2020. That means we are bound to see a new wave of smart tech we just can’t live without. Here is what you can expect to see popping up in more homes in 2020. Steam ovens One of the biggest appliance trends you’ll see more of in 2020 is steam ovens. These smart appliances let you get the health benefit of steamed foods without the...

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There’s a lot of pressure on big corporations and the government to respond to the climate emergency our planet is in. But you don’t have to wait for people in high places to make changes. There are many things you can do to make your home more eco-friendly and make a difference. Read on to learn how to reduce your carbon footprint. Home energy monitors In order to figure out how to make your home...

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PropTech has been a trending buzzword in the real estate space for the past several years. But actually, PropTech goes back as far as the 1980s. In this blog post, we take a look at the three waves of PropTech and what you can expect in 2020 and beyond. Early wave of PropTech (1980-2000) During this first wave of PropTech, we saw a spike in the use of software tools for various industry needs such...

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It’s an excellent time to be alive if you’re an early adopter of technology; it’s slightly less excellent if you’re a well-meaning-but-late-anyway adopter (like myself). The breakneck pace of technological innovation can easily leave you behind the curve, with new startups, apps, and devices appearing on an almost daily basis. Trying to catch up to the pack can be daunting and expensive even if you’re willing to get with the times. On the other hand,...

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Social media is an essential marketing tool for any business. Yet launching into the social media landscape can feel overwhelming for busy mortgage brokers. In fact, social media doesn’t have to take up a lot of time in your day. And you don’t have to be a marketing whiz to implement social media efforts that pay off. Here are five tips for mortgage brokers: Update your LinkedIn profile LinkedIn is so much more than an...

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As we increasingly move towards online-based transactions, cyber criminals are finding new and creative ways to steal money. So, what can you do to make sure you don’t fall prey to these malicious attacks? Here are the most common types of real estate fraud schemes and some ways that you can safeguard yourself. Wire fraud One of the most common types of real estate fraud is wire fraud. Fraudsters send you an email or text...

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Integrating “smart home” technology into your life can be a daunting prospect, especially considering the staggering number of options available to you. Every new gadget, appliance, or device comes with affiliations or tech ecosystems they’re designed to work with, turning what should be a straightforward process into a labyrinth of choices. In order to help narrow things down, we’ve put together three smart home setups at three different price points to help you decide where...

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The breakneck pace of technological change has fundamentally affected the way industries operate and innovate, and banking is no exception. Accessing financial services online has been the norm for years now, with nearly 76% of the population using digital channels for most banking transactions. The infrastructure that makes all of this possible, routinely processes massive amounts of sensitive data and needs to constantly evolve to ensure it all remains secure. To gain a better understanding...

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The future is now-ish, if you’re brave enough for it. With Alexa, Google, and Siri becoming household names, we’re right on the cusp of living in futuristic spaces that are equal parts habitation and technological wonder. However, it remains to be seen whether all this emergent technology will elevate us to a shining utopia, or leave us trapped in a Black Mirror episode. Here are a few incredible technological developments popping up on the horizon,...