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Tax reform could include revamp of mortgage interest deduction - Inman.com

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:37

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Tax reform could include revamp of mortgage interest deduction
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Is Congress finally moving toward fundamental tax code reform — a streamlining that lowers maximum individual rate brackets, cuts taxes for corporations, but also might take whacks at the mortgage interest deduction, second homes and second mortgages, ...

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Marketing tactic converted intoxicated prospects into clients - Inman.com

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:09

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Marketing tactic converted intoxicated prospects into clients
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As a young agent working the real estate hustle of the San Francisco Bay Area at a time when the market was in the pits, Matthew Holder knew that he would have to do more than put his face in newspapers and on checkout-counter separators to reel in ...

Real Living resumes franchise sales - Inman.com

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 16:48

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Real Living resumes franchise sales
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Franchisor Real Living Real Estate — which last year came under the ownership of a joint venture that's majority-owned by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. affiliate HomeServices of America Inc. — will resume selling new franchises and expects to open new ...

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Optimism over home prices reaches milestone - Inman.com

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 13:41

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Optimism over home prices reaches milestone
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A majority of Americans now expect home prices to increase over the next year, pointing to growing optimism among housing-market observers, according to the results of Fannie Mae's April 2012 National Housing Survey. By comparison, in April of last ...

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April asking prices up 8.5 percent from a year ago - Inman.com

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 04:04

April asking prices up 8.5 percent from a year ago
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Asking prices for homes listed for sale on real estate marketplace Trulia's website rose 8.5 percent and were up in 95 of the 100 largest U.S. metros in April from a year ago, according to a monthly report from Trulia released today. For the month ...

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Property taxes are only part of the picture - Inman.com

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 18:02

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Property taxes are only part of the picture
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Before you start complaining how high property taxes are in your state, take a look at the charts below to see not only property taxes are in your state, but total taxes. Your property taxes may be high for a reason — for example, if, like Florida ...

Home construction continues to add jobs - Inman.com

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 14:00

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Home construction continues to add jobs
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Sophisticated Zillow scam puts NAR and MLS on alert - Inman.com

Thu, 05/02/2013 - 19:13

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Sophisticated Zillow scam puts NAR and MLS on alert
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Ron Bailey can just picture it: He's showing a rental listing to some prospects when suddenly, a person he's never met thunders, “Are you Ron Bailey?” “Well, of course I'm Ron Bailey,” the Pocono Lake, Pa.- based broker would answer. Then Bailey says ...

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Build your business, but not your life, online - Inman.com

Thu, 05/02/2013 - 18:35

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Build your business, but not your life, online
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I love it because I have met so many people through the various social channels. I hate it because it is such a distraction. I feel as though I spend too much time looking at computer screens and the little screens on mobile devices. My real estate ...

Privlo lands $2.1M in seed funding - Inman.com

Thu, 05/02/2013 - 18:10

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Privlo lands $2.1M in seed funding
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Privlo, an online marketplace for private mortgage loans, has landed $2.1 million in seed funding that the Santa Monica, Calif.-based company says it will use to expand on the $28 million in loans booked during a pilot launch. Privlo says it can help ...

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Move acquires Doorsteps to 'humanize' buying process - Inman.com

Thu, 05/02/2013 - 13:47

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Move acquires Doorsteps to 'humanize' buying process
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Editor's note: This story has been updated to include information on leadership changes at Move and other recent acquisitions made be the company. Realtor.com operator Move Inc. announced today that it has acquired Doorsteps, a move that the company ...

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Listing Checkout aims to simplify flat-fee referrals - Inman.com

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 18:45

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Listing Checkout aims to simplify flat-fee referrals
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Continental Real Estate Group Inc. has launched a nationwide referral network that's intended to make it much easier for flat-fee brokers to both send referrals to other brokers and receive them. Currently, many flat-fee brokers — known as ...

HomeJab.com shoots, hosts, and promotes listing videos - Inman.com

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 18:21

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HomeJab.com shoots, hosts, and promotes listing videos
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A Philadelphia real estate investor has teamed up with two videographers to offer real estate professionals high definition video tours at set prices, posting the videos on the company's website, HomeJab.com, and promoting them virally through social ...

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LinkedIn lets users add visual content to profiles - Inman.com

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 18:03

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LinkedIn lets users add visual content to profiles
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LinkedIn introduced changes to its user profile today that allow people to add different forms of visual content to their profiles in order to help showcase a “unique professional story,” the company announced in a blog post. The revamp, which LinkedIn ...

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If you pursue international clients, be prepared to serve them - Inman.com

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 17:35

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If you pursue international clients, be prepared to serve them
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I had just asked my client if her brokerage was doing much business with Chinese customers. I could see the machines starting to gear up in the back of her mind. I knew what was coming next. “I would totally do business with Chinese customers,” she said.

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Mentors announced for 'Inman Incubator' startup accelerator program - Inman.com

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 14:54

Mentors announced for 'Inman Incubator' startup accelerator program
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Inman News has announced the mentors who are participating in the Inman Incubator real estate startup accelerator program. The Inman Incubator is a year long mentorship, advisory and promotional program to help up to 25 new companies in the real ...

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Meet the Mentors of Inman News' Real Estate Incubator Program - PRWeb - PR Web (press release)

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 07:28

Meet the Mentors of Inman News' Real Estate Incubator Program - PRWeb
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Inman News™, the leader in independent real estate and technology news, announces the mentors participating in its real estate startup accelerator program, Inman Incubator. The Inman Incubator is a year long mentorship, advisory and promotional ...

N-Play moves to Windows Azure cloud platform - Inman.com

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 21:01

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N-Play moves to Windows Azure cloud platform
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Real estate app company N-Play says it's moved all of its services to Microsoft's cloud computing platform, Windows Azure, citing the platform's flexibility, reliability, scalability and reduced overhead. Integration with Windows Azure means better ...

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Title agencies can build branded SureClose portals - Inman.com

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 17:20

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Title agencies can build branded SureClose portals
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Title agencies using PropertyInfo Corp.'s SureClose transaction management system can now create their own SureClose Web portal featuring their company's branding and custom hyperlinks for clients to use when collaborating with title agents.

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Email keeps evolving - Inman.com

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:47

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Email keeps evolving
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I can't tell you how many times over the years I've read about the impending demise of email. There's been a long line of purported successors jockeying for position, aiming to disrupt the space. Various social channels, SMS and instant messaging ...