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Inman News - Real Estate and Technology News for Agents, Brokers and Investors
10 tips for making a first-time home purchase go smoothly
-  Wed, 23 May 2018 09:15:06 +0000
Able real estate agents know the first step with first-time (and really all) buyers is to get them pre-qualified — preferably with a lender who is accustomed to working with this group of buyers and who has the patience to explain (early and often) all the costs related to a property purchase.
6 cryptocurrency questions investors should ask real estate agents (and how to answer)
-  Wed, 23 May 2018 09:00:58 +0000
There’s a new way to invest in real estate — cryptocurrency. Some forward-thinking investors have already used the digital currencies, the most famous of which is bitcoin, to buy real estate. Blockchain — the secure, distributed ledger that permanently records crypto transactions — is the underlying technology that enables cryptocurrencies, and it's playing a growing role in the industry as well.
NAR drops congressman from donor program over anti-LGBTQ stance
-  Tue, 22 May 2018 22:10:25 +0000
The National Association of Realtors has officially dropped Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican from Orange County, California, from its President's Circle donation program, NAR confirmed to Inman Tuesday afternoon.
The states where buyers can get the most bang for their buck
-  Tue, 22 May 2018 19:57:14 +0000
With home prices steadily rising, buyers are spending more for less space, and in some cases, they're dropping nearly $1 million for fire-damaged or dilapidated homes in desirable locales. But, not all hope is lost, according to GoBankingRates latest home price analysis.
Meet the color of the future: Neo Mint
-  Tue, 22 May 2018 18:21:10 +0000
Move over, Millennial Pink — Neo Mint is the emerging "it" color, according to London-based trend forecasting and analytics company WGSN. "2020 will be the year that a super-futuristic vision becomes reality," said WGSN color director Jane Boddy in a blog post.
Roomeze raises $2M for shared housing platform
-  Tue, 22 May 2018 18:04:20 +0000
Shared housing platform Roomeze raised $2 million in a seed funding round, the startup told Inman. Roomeze, launched in 2016 to help renters find roommates and housing at the same time, brought on this first significant influx of funding led by real estate and venture capital firm Gideon Asset Management with participation from Allegiant Real Estate Capital and New York residential real estate firm E&M Associates.
Connect the ICSF Speakers: Jay O’Brien on reclaiming your life
-  Tue, 22 May 2018 16:53:23 +0000
Many people leave an office job to try selling real estate and wind up with insane hours and a 24-7 mindset while they try to do it all and inevitably drop some balls. It doesn’t have to be that way, says Jay O’Brien, who will explain how agents can reclaim their lives in a session at Inman Connect San Francisco.

National Association of Realtors - Real Estate Education, Information, Marketing Resources
HTC One Review: Top Of The Premium Pops?
-  Mon, 07 Mar 2016 12:13:07 +0000
UPDATE: After spending an extensive amount of time with the HTC One we have added our thoughts regarding the handset’s battery life. Click here to find out what we reckon. The HTC One is the latest Android handset from the Taiwanese manufacturer and is aimed firmly at the flagship end of the market, featuring a … Continue reading HTC One Review: Top Of The Premium Pops?
Motorola Moto G Complete Guide
-  Mon, 07 Mar 2016 12:11:22 +0000
Got a Motorola Moto G but not sure how to do something on it? Not to worry as we’ve come up with a comprehensive guide for all the things your handset is capable of doing. Navigate using the links below or download the full guide by clicking on the PDF logo. If you can’t find … Continue reading Motorola Moto G Complete Guide
Motorola Moto X complete guide
-  Mon, 07 Mar 2016 12:09:50 +0000
Got a brand new Motorola Moto X but not sure how to do something on it? Fear not as we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to get your started. Scroll through or navigate using the links below, and if you’ve got a query and we havne’t covered it, let us know. Leave us a comment … Continue reading Motorola Moto X complete guide
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Complete Guide
-  Mon, 07 Mar 2016 12:08:20 +0000
Have you got yourself a Sony Xperia Z1 Compact but not sure how to do something on it? Don’t worry, we’ve come up with a comprehensive guide for all the things your handset is capable of. Navigate the various sections using the links below. If you can’t find what you’re looking for just leave a … Continue reading Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Complete Guide

RISMedia Real Estate News, Industry Trends, Marketing - Residential & Commercial
HomeServices Acquires Ebby Halliday in Latest Move
-  Tue, 22 May 2018 19:54:23 +0000

HomeServices of America, Inc. is acquiring Ebby Halliday Real Estate, Inc., a legacy North Texas powerhouse. The acquisition includes the brands Ebby Halliday, REALTORS®, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and William Trew Real Estate, as well as affiliates Home Team Mortgage and Texas Premier Title. As has been customary with HomeServices, the brand’s names will remain […]

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Zillow: $40 Billion to Flood Into Housing Market, Even as Homeowner Incentives Limited
-  Tue, 22 May 2018 19:51:49 +0000

Americans’ earnings, generally, have gotten a lift on payday as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. With cuts come more discretionary spending—and, although there are changes to homeowner incentives, almost $40 billion of it is going into the housing market, according to a new report by Zillow. “Despite new limits to two […]

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Appreciation Linked to Population Rise
-  Mon, 21 May 2018 19:52:21 +0000

Appreciation and demand go hand in hand, and for investors, both are key to profit, according to a new report. Assessing the association between growing interest and mounting prices, analysts at HouseCanary found that appreciation is higher where inbound migration numbers are swelling. Boise, Idaho, for example, has had a high influx of new residents, […]

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Hawaii Volcano Victims Can Get Relief on Mortgage Payments
-  Mon, 21 May 2018 19:37:34 +0000

(TNS)—If you live in an area of Hawaii that’s been impacted by the Kilauea volcano eruption, your mortgage lender may offer you relief. The eruption has destroyed 26 homes (at press time), and more homes are still at risk. Wells Fargo and Bank of Hawaii have implemented disaster relief policies for those affected by Kilauea. […]

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Midyear Update: Flat Forecast for Home Sales This Year
-  Sun, 20 May 2018 17:06:14 +0000

For the foreseeable future, the housing market will be plagued by scarce supply, according to presenters at the 2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, held recently in Washington, D.C. With the economy and employment encouraging growth, home sales will be subdued, though still on an uphill track, according to National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) […]

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For Buyers, Credit Matters—but How Much?
-  Sun, 20 May 2018 17:04:16 +0000

Borrowers not as creditworthy as others often have higher mortgage payments; in fact, according to an analysis recently released by Zillow, the average borrower categorized with credit as “fair” can be on the hook for $21,000 more than a borrower with an “excellent” score. Here’s how: Borrower A has a credit score that’s stellar (“excellent”), […]

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How Can Brokers Lead the Effort to Increase Listings, Boost Inventory?
-  Sun, 20 May 2018 17:03:55 +0000

According to RISMedia’s 2018 Power Broker Report & Survey, 71 percent of Power Brokers are being challenged the most by inventory shortages. This month’s National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable discusses how to address the issue, and offers up steps and solutions. Moderator Christina Pappas, District Sales Manager, The Keyes Company, Miami, Fla.; […]

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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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