Articles Tagged with ''Amazon''

Amazon rumored to begin offering home insurance

Could use AI to offer cheaper premiums
A new report reveals Amazon could soon be offering its customers home insurance by using its robots and other home devices. Sources explain the company could use artificial intelligence to get consumers better rates. Here’s how.
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Amazon pushes further into real estate with Lennar smart home deal

Launches “Amazon Experience Centers”
Over the past few months, Amazon has hinted at expansion into real estate in various ways. Well, consider Wednesday’s news another sign of Amazon’s encroachment into housing and real estate. Amazon announced Wednesday that it is partnering with Lennar, the nation’s largest homebuilder, to launch what it calls “Amazon Experience Centers,” which are basically showrooms for all of Amazon’s smart home products.
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Amazon hiring head of newly-formed mortgage lending division

Exclusive information for LendingLife readers
Earlier this week, we reported to the LendingLife community that online shopping giant Amazon may be looking to get into the mortgage lending business, or at least that's the rumor among mortgage lending professionals. Well, after reporting that, we’ve received information that Amazon is currently looking to hire someone to lead their newly-formed mortgage lending division.
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Amazon rumored to be looking for big bank partner

Are mortgages close behind?
Online shopping giant Amazon may be looking to get into the mortgage lending business, or at least that's the rumor among mortgage lending professionals. While limited in scope, Amazon's plans are to start with offering checking programs first, then maybe move into the debt product space after. Here's the latest.
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ProTeck says Amazon will choose this city for its HQ2

Says housing market makes area the perfect finalist
Over the past several months, cities have battled it out to see who will be the home of Amazon’s planned second headquarters, and now Pro Teck says it may know which city will win. Pro Teck’s analysis shows this community may be well-positioned to receive the 50,000 new jobs expected with HQ2 due to its promising housing market and well-educated workforce.
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Amherst Capital: Amazon’s HQ2 choice to drive local housing demand up to 25%

HQ2's future location will see an uptick in demand
Real estate investment firm Amherst Capital Management released market commentary on Wednesday outlining the potential impact Amazon’s second headquarters could have on the already hot housing markets of the 20 cities being eyed by the ecommerce giant. Amherst Capital says: "Whether small or large, the area in which HQ2 eventually locates will be set for a housing market bump.”
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Amazon pick for second HQ likely in already overheated housing market

CoreLogic report shows home prices overvalued in half of shortlisted markets
The moment we’ve all been waiting on baited breath for finally happened, as Amazon revealed the 20 finalists for its second headquarters, commonly referred to as Amazon HQ2. Amazon is promising billions in investment plus 50,000 "high-paying jobs," but what else might come with that much corporate investment and new high-paying jobs? Higher home prices.
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Countdown: the top 10 stories of the year (3,4)

Here’s what our readers were most interested in
The next stories lined up on our countdown of the year’s top stories both brought news that shocked the housing industry. These articles outline decisions that seemed to come out of nowhere, and captured the attention of many readers.
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