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|ICNY 18 Data: Why is creating a national MLS so difficult? |
- Mon, 19 Mar 2018 22:33:21 +0000
California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) CEO Joel Singer, NorthstarMLS CEO John Mosey and Bright MLS COO Brian Donnellan take on this hot topic at Inman Connect New York ...
|Need help grasping cryptocurrency? John Oliver breaks it down |
- Mon, 19 Mar 2018 22:17:40 +0000
"If you choose to invest in the cryptocurrency space, just know that you're not investing — you're gambling," Oliver said. "Which is fine but you should know that that is what you're doing." ...
|Austin’s ‘serial bomber’ has real estate agents on guard |
- Mon, 19 Mar 2018 21:12:48 +0000
Austin residents, including many local real estate agents, are grappling with the news that another bombing occurred in their city on the night of Sunday, March 18 -- the fourth such explosion in less than a month ...
|Fidelity National Financial set to acquire Stewart Information for $1.2B |
- Mon, 19 Mar 2018 19:37:53 +0000
Fidelity National Financial will buy insurer Stewart Information for $1.2 billion, the company announced Monday. The companies expect the deal to close in the first half of ...
|Realtor.com’s new college scholarship is all about ‘Local Pride’ |
- Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:30:49 +0000
Realtor.com is striving to help the next generation of homebuyers with the debut of its Local Pride Scholarship, which gives college-bound students the opportunity to win a first-place $2,500 prize, second-place $1,000 prize or third-place $500 prize for their 300- to 500-word essays on what they love about their hometown ...
|Proxio, TourFactory merge to form Collabra Technology |
- Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:00:07 +0000
Sales and marketing platforms Proxio and TourFactory will merge to form the new company Collabra Technology, the companies announced Monday ...
|ICNY 18 Marketing: How to market in an ad-fatigued world |
- Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:52:46 +0000
Matthew Leone of Terra Holdings steps onstage at Inman Connect New York to offer tips and takeaways for delivering unique, outstanding marketing ...
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|Housing Starts Soften |
- Sun, 18 Mar 2018 17:06:59 +0000
February’s home-building receded, with housing starts softening 7 percent and totaling 1.24 million, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Notably, single-family starts increased 2.9 percent to 902,000. Multifamily starts (five units or more) came in at 317,000. The decline is a departure […]
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|Appraisals Better Check Out With Owner Perceptions |
- Sun, 18 Mar 2018 17:05:49 +0000
Appraisals are better checking out with what owners perceive, just 0.53 percent below what was expected by homeowners, according to the February Quicken Loans National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). The Quicken Loans National Home Value Index (HVI) shows appraised values rose 6.37 percent year-over-year. Appraisals continue to fall short of owner expectations; however, the […]
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|Backtracking: Mortgage Rates Retreat |
- Sat, 17 Mar 2018 04:01:39 +0000
For the first time this year, the average 30-year, fixed mortgage rate has retreated, back to 4.44 percent this week after rising for nine straight weeks, according to Freddie Mac’s recently released Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). The average 30-year, fixed mortgage rate was 4.46 percent the week prior. Mortgage rates are moved by Treasury […]
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|Jason Waugh: Delivering Exceptional Experiences |
- Sat, 17 Mar 2018 04:00:05 +0000
Vitals: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Professionals Years in Business: 76 Size: 32 offices, 950 agents Regions Served: Oregon and Washington 2017 Sales Volume: $3.9 billion 2017 Transactions: 10,567 www.bhhsnw.com This summer, Jason Waugh, president and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices […]
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|Commentary: Let the Prime-Time Housing Market Begin |
- Thu, 15 Mar 2018 19:44:28 +0000
In this commentary, J. Lennox Scott, chairman and CEO of John L. Scott Real Estate, discusses the housing market nationally and in Puget Sound/Seattle, Wash. The arrival of Daylight Savings triggers a burst in new listings, and more listings lead to more sales. In real estate, it’s all about the new listing. The winter market […]
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|Regulatory Relief Bill Passes Senate |
- Thu, 15 Mar 2018 19:37:31 +0000
Following the financial crisis of 2008 and the Great Recession, the federal government imposed regulations in the form of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act—an effort to ensure financial stability and consumer protection. Senate Banking Committee Chair Mike Crapo introduced bill S. 2155—the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act—which proposes […]
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|Across All Buyers, Millennials Have the Most Purchases |
- Wed, 14 Mar 2018 20:14:24 +0000
In housing, generations intersect regularly. Who’s downsizing? Who’s driving the market? Who’s trading up? The generation impressing on the market most today? Millennials, according to the 2018 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study, recently released by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Millennials are accounting for 36 percent of purchases, ahead of baby boomers […]
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|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.