Headlines: The future of real estate in the Internet Age

Here’s a look at what’s happening in real estate around the District of Columbia.

Online listings breathe new life into open houses

The popularity of online home search sites over the past few years is positively impacting the effectiveness of open houses. With homes now listed online, buyers can learn everything about a house before they even step foot in it. — Washington Post

How to effortlessly use online reviews to grow your real estate business

Whether you’re new to the online review game, already have a few reviews or are dominating your niche with online testimonials, here are some tips to help you build your review portfolio and generate leads from the work you’ve already done. — Inman News

What Google searches reveal about the housing market

A Google survey showed 18–34-year-olds were twice as likely as 35–54-year-olds to say they were planning to buy a home in the next year, and real estate web usage by millennials grew by 30 percent between May 2013 and July 2014, according to ComScore. — DC Urban Turf

Gentrification on The Waterfront

Will the luxury mega-development on the Southwest waterfront unmoor the low-key way of life on DC’s houseboats? These photos offer a look inside one of the largest “live-aboard” communities on the Eastern seaboard, just as the cranes rise. — Washingtonian

Eight Victorian pads for sale in DC

DC’s got a slew of late 19th-to-early-20th-century properties on the market, so we’ve rounded up some of these turreted, bow-fronted gems. Too bad their asking prices aren’t what they would’ve been 100 years ago. — Curbed DC

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