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Existing-home sales, prices -- and inventory -- all post gains - Inman.com

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:49

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Existing-home sales, prices -- and inventory -- all post gains
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Existing-home sales and prices posted strong year-over-year gains in February, while inventory remained tight but eased slightly, according to a monthly report released today by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Existing homes, which include ...

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Mortgage rates down from last week - Inman.com

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 15:07

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Mortgage rates down from last week
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Mortgage rates eased this week, as expectations for rapid economic growth were tempered by continued worries about the impacts of the European debt crisis and the potential impact of government spending cuts. Rates on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages ...

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Zillow updates CRM platform - Inman.com

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 04:15

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Zillow updates CRM platform
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Editor's note: Zillow's CRM and agent portal system available to all agents who sign up for a free Zillow profile. A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that the system was available only to paying "Premier Agent" subscribers. Agents who ...

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New Realty Executives website integrates with agent backend tools - Inman.com

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 19:17

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New Realty Executives website integrates with agent backend tools
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Phoenix-based real estate franchisor Realty Executives International Inc.'s new website features new consumer search tools and a backend system that weds the firm's customer relationship management and marketing tools into one platform. The new site ...

Brokur: 'The dating site for real estate' - Inman.com

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 16:53

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Brokur: 'The dating site for real estate'
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But the co-founder of Brokur doesn't envision a service designed to kindle romance between, say, passionate home-stagers and strong-but-silent homebuilders. He wants it to help match homebuyers with agents who are just right for them. The website is a ...

Cloud CMA to sponsor tech expo - Inman.com

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 13:27

Cloud CMA to sponsor tech expo
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Cloud CMA recently committed to help sponsor MREDpalooza, a real estate tech expo set to take place in June in Rosemont, Ill. A software platform created by W&R studios that produces competitive market analysis (CMA) reports and marketing materials, ...

Help spread the word about green valuation issues - Inman.com

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 22:01

Help spread the word about green valuation issues
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Excellent article to help raise the awareness within the real estate industry to this very important issue of value for the new and emerging asset class of "green real estate." So many home owners (and commercial property owners) have put significant ...

Insulted by agent ratings, certifications - Inman.com

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 21:42

Insulted by agent ratings, certifications
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I find the attempts of NAR, Realtor.com or any other entity involved in rating the agents as insulting. Similar with handing out certifications, charging for advertising and trying to compete with local Realtors as abusive and insulting. They serve to ...

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Google+ introduces changes to profile page - Inman.com

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 20:19

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Google+ introduces changes to profile page
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Keeping up efforts to chip away at Facebook's dominance, Google+ has rolled out some new features to profile pages. So if you haven't signed into Google+ in a while, you may want to pay a visit. Perhaps the biggest change is to the profile "cover photo ...

Housing starts near 5-year high in February - Inman.com

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 18:43

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Housing starts near 5-year high in February
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Homebuilders were a lot busier in February than they were a year ago, starting construction on 27.7 percent more units. Aside from the 982,000 mark seen in December 2012, February's seasonally adjusted annual rate of 917,000 home starts was the highest ...

LPS automates PMI orders - Inman.com

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 18:15

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LPS automates PMI orders
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Real estate data and technology company Lender Processing Services, Inc. has launched what it says is a new model for ordering private mortgage insurance. LPS now allows lender customers to place automated orders for private mortgage insurance from ...

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Mortgage finance reform back on track? - Inman.com

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 17:56

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Mortgage finance reform back on track?
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A flurry of activity among policymakers and influential real estate industry leaders suggests a plan for reforming the nation's mortgage finance system is finally starting to take shape. Whether the plan can pick up enough momentum to win over ...

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HomeServices acquires Prudential Georgia Realty - Inman.com

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 15:36

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HomeServices acquires Prudential Georgia Realty
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Editor's note: This story has been updated to accommodate comments from HomeServices Chairman and CEO Ron Peltier. HomeServices of America Inc. has added an 11th brokerage affiliated with the Prudential Real Estate franchise network to its stable ...

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Price gains lift 1.7 million homes above water in 2012 - Inman.com

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 04:41

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Price gains lift 1.7 million homes above water in 2012
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Rising prices helped lift 1.7 million homes above water in 2012, including 200,000 in the final three months of the year, according to a report released today by real estate data and technology firm CoreLogic. An estimated 10.4 million homes remained ...

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Onvedeo syndicating video to listing portals - Inman.com

Mon, 03/18/2013 - 23:30

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Onvedeo syndicating video to listing portals
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A new real estate-focused video-hosting company wants to make videos a part of every listing by syndicating the videos it hosts to large real estate portals on behalf of agents, and connecting brokers and agents with videographers vetted by the company.

Survey shows most desired home features - Inman.com

Mon, 03/18/2013 - 19:01

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Survey shows most desired home features
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Of all the compromises homebuyers are willing to make when it comes to features, the two features they seem either least willing to give up or most able to find are central air conditioning and cable-, satellite TV-, or Internet readiness, according to ...

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Baton Rouge Realtors revamp website with Rapattoni - Inman.com

Mon, 03/18/2013 - 14:57

Baton Rouge Realtors revamp website with Rapattoni
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The more than 2,200 members of the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors now have a website that integrates with its association management software. The trade group launched the website using Rapattoni Corp.'s Integrated Website Service.