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Inman News - Real Estate and Technology News for Agents, Brokers and Investors
5 ways to defend your income from tech disruption
-  Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:53:03 +0000
NEW YORK -- "I would say that we’re foolish to think that commissions are not going to be reduced in the future," said Ben Kinney, who owns several Keller Williams Realty brokerages. But that "doesn’t mean that our annual incomes would stay the same." ...
The benefits – and dangers – of real estate reality TV
-  Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:00:44 +0000
NEW YORK – Being on a real estate reality TV show can be a great way to gin up business, but it can have its downsides, too ...
How the appraiser shortage is affecting homeowners
-  Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:45:58 +0000
There’s a growing problem in the real estate industry -- beyond ever-climbing housing prices and inventory shortages ...
How to get a home sold quickly in 2017
-  Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:30:04 +0000
Is the market cooling down in your area? When the white-hot seller's market starts to balance out, sellers might be wondering how to get their house under contract -- fast ...
Daily market update: January 20, 2017
-  Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:00:09 +0000
Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ...
LeadingRE appoints its first chief economist
-  Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:57:08 +0000
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE) has appointed the company’s first chief economist, Dr. Marci Rossell ...
3 ways robots can rock the world of real estate agents
-  Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:43:08 +0000
If real estate is all about relationships, empathy and connecting with people, is there any room in the industry for robots ...

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
Three-Peat: Mortgage Rates Dip Again
-  Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:04:42 +0000

Mortgage rates dipped this week, marking a three week-streak of declines after sailing past 4 percent at the end of 2016. According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averages 4.09 percent with an average 0.5 point, while the 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averages 3.34 percent with an average 0.5 point. […]

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Netflix’s ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ Makes a Real Estate Funny
-  Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:03:00 +0000

Last Friday the 13th truly lived up to the misfortune hype with the Netflix release of “A Series of Unfortunate Events.” The sequence of misfortunes, narrated by Lemony Snicket (Patrick Warburton), begins with Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire (Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes, Presley Smith) being informed that their parents have perished in a fire. The children […]

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Hopes High as Home Builders Encouraged by New Administration
-  Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:50:18 +0000

Home builders have high hopes for the year ahead, anticipating a solid real estate market while being encouraged by the promises of a new administration. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) posted 67 this month, a decrease of only two points from December 2016, with the measure of “buyer […]

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From Status Quo to Superstar: How Brokers Are Going ‘Beyond the Plateau’
-  Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:45:15 +0000

From new business models to young-gun execs, the face of the real estate brokerage business is changing. While disruption and competition keeps everyone on their toes, how do long-time real estate firms stay relevant—and profitable—in these evolutionary times? This very question will be tackled during RISMedia’s upcoming Power Broker Roundtable, “Growth Strategies Beyond the Plateau,” […]

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HomeServices of America, Inc. Acquires Houlihan Lawrence
-  Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:17:53 +0000

HomeServices of America, Inc. has acquired Houlihan Lawrence, adding the firm’s 30 offices and 1,300 sales associates in the northern suburbs of New York City, the company announced on Tuesday. Houlihan Lawrence President and CEO Stephen Meyers and Managing Principal Chris Meyers will continue to lead the firm, which will retain its name, while Chairwoman […]

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Cost vs. Value: Which Home Improvements Offer the Highest ROI in 2017?
-  Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:26:12 +0000

With the many different projects reported annually in Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report, not much has changed from last year…and that’s not a bad thing. The 29 projects found on this year’s report paid back an average of 64.3 cents on the dollar in resale value. Looking at the 24 most tracked projects (projects […]

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New Year, New Financial Resolutions with Help from Intuit
-  Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:23:00 +0000

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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.