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Inman News - Real Estate and Technology News for Agents, Brokers and Investors
Will ‘small-minded’ tax bill nudge the market? Not likely
-  Sat, 18 Nov 2017 05:00:58 +0000
Financial markets do react to changes in financial public policy. That’s a valid axiom. So, if markets do not move when new public policy arrives, does that mean that markets no longer care? Or that the particular new policy does not matter ...
How to build a brand from the ground up
-  Sat, 18 Nov 2017 04:00:05 +0000
When Stacie Perrault Staub left her job as director of marketing at her old agency, she made the quick (and brilliant) decision to start her own brokerage. Motivated and determined to change the Denver real estate scene, Staub hit the ground running and created a successful brokerage and brand in 9 short months ...
Freddie Mac to invest $500M in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit market
-  Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:20:10 +0000
Freddie Mac today announced its re-entry into the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) market as part of the newly launched Duty To Serve program, an initiative geared toward addressing persistent affordable housing problems by preventing foreclosures, responsibly expanding credit, educating future borrowers, counseling current borrowers and supporting affordable rental housing ...
Zillow’s 6 predictions for the 2018 housing market
-  Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:15:46 +0000
If only we could stare into a crystal ball to see exactly what 2018 holds for the housing market. More inventory? Yes! Slower home price growth? Absolutely! Oprah giving everyone a free house? That would be a dream come true ...
MLSs in North Carolina consolidate for cost savings, bargaining power
-  Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:13:04 +0000
More and more multiple listing services are listening to the drumbeat of consolidation nationwide. CarolinaMLS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association, will acquire the North Carolina Mountains MLS on January 1, ...
What design elements are millennials looking for in a home?
-  Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:56:18 +0000
With millennials becoming the largest segment of homebuyers, it's critical for homesellers and their real estate agents to know their design preferences. Thanks to the 2017 Taylor Morris Consumer Survey, we know what recent and prospective millennial homebuyers are into.  ...
Potential sellers staying put to avoid homebuyer hell
-  Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:38:17 +0000
Most real estate experts would agree that it's a seller's market -- inventory is low and buyer demand is high, meaning that homeowners can garner higher sales prices than ever before. So, why aren't homeowners selling their homes? They don't want to navigate the current housing market as buyers ...

National Association of Realtors - Real Estate Education, Information, Marketing Resources
Best Cell Phone Plans for Seniors
-  Wed, 28 Oct 2015 17:37:52 GMT
Cell phones are important, especially for seniors who can live, driving and spend a lot of time alone. The benefits of owning a cell phone safety are obvious; call for help can be a necessity. Many wireless companies have changed their marketing efforts to push wireless packages for seniors that offer many of the same standard features as other wireless plans and similar and monthly
Best Cell Phone Plans
-  Tue, 27 Oct 2015 12:32:12 GMT
As a wide variety of mobile phone plans and deals are coping up these days, sometimes the mobile phone buyers feel helpless and confused rather than finding the comfort of shopping. This happens just because right after entering into a shop for buying a handset you get loaded with a bunch of offers and deals knowing about all of those in detail and then deciding to go for one on the
Best Prepaid Cell Phone Plans
-  Mon, 26 Oct 2015 15:57:22 GMT
Nowadays having a Smartphone is simply another one of life basic needs. Understanding all too well about reliance on those devices, mobile phone service providers are capable to charge high costs for monthly data plans and all of the other extras. For people who just need a simple wireless plan or don't like the idea of joining a 2 or 3 years agreement, a prepaid cell phone is a good
Best Cell Phone Companies
-  Sun, 25 Oct 2015 21:37:32 GMT
Getting the best cell phone plan on a fresh cell phone deal is far from simple], and you are forgiven for purchasing the impression that cell phone companies are intentionally making it complicated. As soon as you have chosen what phone you desire, you still need to choose which service provider to sign up with, at which purpose you might ask whether it makes sense to purchase a

RISMedia Real Estate News, Industry Trends, Marketing - Residential & Commercial
Differentiating With the Team Approach
-  Sat, 18 Nov 2017 05:04:06 +0000

HomeTeam Inspection Service raises the bar in a competitive industry For Paul Spires—founder of HomeTeam Inspection Service—the idea to introduce a team of inspectors onsite came from his desire to provide a more thorough home inspection and relieve a common problem he heard about within the real estate industry: the length of time it took […]

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Home-Buying Challenges: Report Finds Homeownership Delays
-  Sat, 18 Nov 2017 05:02:38 +0000

Homeownership is considered a challenging stepping stone on the path to the American Dream—a fact that is especially true for many millennial and minority consumers. The fifth annual America at Home survey by non-profit NeighborWorks America found that down payment confusion, credit score misinformation and student loan debt are the major obstacles standing in the […]

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House Republicans Pass Tax Bill, Real Estate Industry Continues Fight for Homeowners
-  Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:06:03 +0000

After much conversation revolving around tax policy, and anticipation from the Republican Party to successfully pass tax legislation by end of year, House Republicans passed their controversial tax overhaul plan in a successful 227-205 vote. President Donald Trump visited Capitol Hill on the morning of the announcement to promote the legislation. The Senate will still […]

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Power Up Your Prospecting Strategy
-  Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:02:44 +0000

Cole Information’s local focus and depth of data put real estate professionals where they want to be If there’s anything better than selling a home, it’s picking up a listing five doors away before the ink has dried on the contract—and agents have a better shot at doing just that, thanks to the marriage of […]

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Facebook Shops Around for Its Next Business Endeavor: Rental Listings
-  Wed, 15 Nov 2017 20:52:18 +0000

Once touted as the most popular and innovative internet community of its time, Facebook is now pushing to compete with trendy social media platforms like Instagram and Snapchat. As part of its rebranding efforts to become an all-in-one service, Facebook recently added payment capabilities to its messaging service, along with various filters to its camera […]

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Appraisals Better Match Owner Perceptions
-  Wed, 15 Nov 2017 20:48:16 +0000

Appraisals better matched owner perceptions in October, coming in only 0.99 percent lower than expected, according to the latest Quicken Loans’ National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). The latest Quicken Loans National Home Value Index (HVI) shows appraised values rose 4.76 percent year-over-year. A summary of the HPPI: Owner’s estimates of their home’s value rose […]

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Get a Quote, Make a Difference With Liberty Mutual
-  Tue, 14 Nov 2017 20:47:56 +0000

NAR PULSE—When you get a quote on home or auto insurance from Liberty Mutual, a REALTOR Benefits® Program Partner, they’ll donate $5 to NAR’s REALTORS® Relief Foundation to support survivors of disasters across America. Find out how you can save hundreds on your insurance coverage and give much-needed help to others. Offer is valid until […]

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The Wall Street Journal Real Estate News
Greece Impact on Property Limited But Investors Are Concerned About Spain
-  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 14:55:04 +0000
So far, commercial real-estate analysts looking at Europe’s booming market are not too concerned that Greece’s turmoil will spread further afield.
Blessing in Disguise: Greece Crisis Could Cool Property Market
-  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:59:57 +0000
Greece appears to be slipping ever closer to an exit from the euro zone. While a potential catastrophe for the country, it might actually be a good thing for Europe's booming commercial real-estate markets.
Millennials Just Like the Rest of Us When it Comes to Home Renovations
-  Fri, 26 Jun 2015 21:19:44 +0000
Contrary to popular perception, younger people aren’t more keen on trendy upgrades such as green materials and smart technology when it comes to renovating their homes, a new survey finds.
Economists Assign Blame For Housing Shortage
-  Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:43:07 +0000
The national supply of homes for sale is getting squeezed by the small amount of equity millions of would-be sellers have in their properties and relatively weak output from home builders, according to economists speaking Friday at a real-estate conference in Miami.
Low Income and Underwater
-  Thu, 25 Jun 2015 20:14:09 +0000
Even in places where negative equity has mostly vanished, areas with lower median incomes are doing worse.
Economists: Home Builders Neglecting Entry-Level Market
-  Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:56:46 +0000
Nela Richardson, chief economist for brokerage Redfin Corp., and Selma Hepp, chief economist for Zillow Group’s Trulia real-estate website, both said builders aren’t constructing enough entry-level housing to meet demand. They’re focusing more of their resources instead, the economists said, on building pricey homes for buyers with ample credit.
Principal Reduction: A Mortgage Quandary With No Easy Answers
-  Wed, 24 Jun 2015 19:34:59 +0000
Pretty much ever since he took the helm in January 2014, Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Melvin Watt has been under pressure from housing advocates and some lawmakers to allow mortgage-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to reduce the mortgage principal on at least some home loans.

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