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NFT's and Real Estate!

NFTs and Real Estate! Today I want to discuss a topic I have seen buzzing through the headlines for the past year, but hasn't exactly been explained in a way that I have been able to really understand or realize the importance of. That's right! We're going to talk about NFTs in Real Estate, how they relate to the industry now, in the future, and what exactly the technology is thats supposedly going to replace my job! I just read an article about a virtual property, that is a digital 3D image of a home has just sold for over four million dollars in the Sandbox metaverse. That's right, you cannot live in the home, it doesn't have a pool, or a backyard, or any bathrooms! Not ones that you can use anyway, and it sold for well over what most people make in a year, if not several years of earned income and savings. Now, that definitely made me a little bit curious about what's going on with NFTs and how they might play into the real estate market, today and in the fut
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How to Buy a Home like an Investor!

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2018 ReEvaluating your Real Estate Investment Strategies

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What's Hot This Summer

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Curb Appeal for Dummies

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What do you do with Grandma? How about a Granny Pod

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