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Inman News - Real Estate and Technology News for Agents, Brokers and Investors
Your new secret weapon: Facebook’s Click-to-Messenger ads
-  Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:45:21 +0000
Just recently, Facebook doubled down on this new feature and created Click-to-Messenger as a standalone campaign objective (I know that probably sounds like gibberish but stay with me here) ...
5 ways for real estate agents to give back this Thanksgiving
-  Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:30:46 +0000
Being at home is to be relaxed and comfortable, in harmony with one’s surroundings. As the familiar adage goes, “home is where the heart is.” Our emotional attachment is so evident that we become homesick when we are away for prolonged periods ...
Trump’s tax bill: Bad for Americans, good for foreign buyers?
-  Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:15:07 +0000
Elements of the U.S. House and the Senate's proposed new tax policies might make purchasing a home more expensive for Americans but cheaper for foreign homebuyers ...
Why is real estate startup funding on the rise?
-  Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:00:07 +0000
When the economy is humming along that’s when you’ll see more venture capitalists come out of the woodwork. In many markets, it’s been awhile since the real estate industry attracted VC attention. But times -- they are a-changin’ ...
How to make data standards important to your stakeholders
-  Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:00:39 +0000
"There are hundreds and hundreds of companies relying on the MLS to provide accurate data -- and they're using these tools today -- and we'll get them there by showing the benefits, but it's going to take a little bit of time," said President of FBS Michael Wurzer of standardized data on the Imnan stage. Data standardization affects our industry and stakeholders in many ways. Listen in to hear Wurzer, along with Chair of MLS Policy Issues Committee Tom Berge and Executive Director of Technology for Homes.com Shaun York discuss the importance of this standardization as it relates to different stakeholders ...
Can you afford the American dream on your salary?
-  Tue, 21 Nov 2017 03:00:46 +0000
What exactly does it take to turn a renter into a buyer? Real estate professionals mull over this question often, coming up with ideas ranging from touting the personal pride of homeownership to the financial upside of building wealth and equity. Unfortunately, a willing renter isn't the only requirement for the transition into homeownership: the American dream comes with salary requirements too. According to HSH.com, buyers offering a 10 percent down payment on a national median-priced home ($254,000) would need to make $63,941.21. The minimum salary drops to $55,390.57 for buyers putting down 20 percent ...
North America will lead world in new housing construction through 2021
-  Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:49:27 +0000
Meanwhile, the study also notes that China and India will drive 43 percent of all new housing development, continuing a streak ...

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
2018 Forecast: Affordable Homes in the Suburbs
-  Sun, 19 Nov 2017 18:09:21 +0000

In 2018, anticipate home-building will shift to the suburbs, according to a forecast recently released by Zillow. Cheaper construction costs, coupled with demand for entry-level homes, is expected to lead to increased inventory in the suburbs. “We’re on the other side of the housing recovery, and the real estate market looks quite different than it […]

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House Hunters Get in the Black Friday Mentality With Holiday Home-Buying
-  Sun, 19 Nov 2017 18:07:31 +0000

The holiday season is here, and with it the mass amounts of consumer shopping tied to gift-giving, or just personal spending at a discounted price. While terms like Black Friday and Cyber Monday are synonymous with post-Thanksgiving consumer spending sparked by widespread sales, real estate shoppers are no strangers to home-buying during the holiday season, […]

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Building a Referral Business Through Innovative Means
-  Sun, 19 Nov 2017 18:05:02 +0000

ReferralExchange agents take an out-of-the-box approach to generating referrals Referrals have long been a key for success in the real estate business, but simply waiting for friends and family members to tell you they know someone moving out of the area isn’t enough to cut it for real estate professionals looking to keep pace with […]

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A Commitment to Community and Professionalism: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties
-  Sat, 18 Nov 2017 05:05:16 +0000

Ramping Up for the Next Generation of Real Estate For the ownership team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties, it’s all about focused growth—and maintaining a company culture that thrives on performance and professionalism. The company, which reported volume last year of over $1.5 billion, has grown its agent population by nearly one-fourth in […]

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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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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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