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M Squared develops its own single-property website platform - Inman.com

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 19:29

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M Squared develops its own single-property website platform
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M Squared Real Estate — a Washington, D.C.-based real estate brokerage that's also a provider of technology and new media marketing tools — has developed a single-property website platform that it does not plan to license to other brokers and agents.

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California leads nation in price growth - Inman.com

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 13:01

California leads nation in price growth
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The Golden State's price recovery seems to be overshadowing those of other regions, data from Lender Processing Services (LPS) suggests. All but one of the top 10 metros with the highest price gains in April are located in the California, according LPS ...

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Real Estate Connect's forward-thinking, redwood grove, lamb roast beginnings - Inman.com

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 19:23

Real Estate Connect's forward-thinking, redwood grove, lamb roast beginnings
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The inaugural Real Estate Connect happened on a lark nearly 17 years ago, landed 50 real estate and technology leaders in a chilly redwood grove in California's Sonoma Valley, and launched what has become one of the most prominent real estate ...

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Fed bungle may prompt higher mortgage rates - Inman.com

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 19:08

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Fed bungle may prompt higher mortgage rates
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The days are getting shorter now, football closer — at least the Fed can't take that away from us. Given its fantastic bungling this week, it might try. First, let's get the fairy tales out of the way. No, President Obama has not asked Fed Chair Ben ...
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Owning vacant land holds tax benefits - Inman.com

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 17:29

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Owning vacant land holds tax benefits
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Vacant land has long been viewed by many as an attractive investment. After all, it's the stuff they're not making any more of. You usually earn no income from vacant land, but you do have expenses for such items as property tax, interest and other ...

Agent Ace: referral network or broker? - Inman.com

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 15:56

Agent Ace: referral network or broker?
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Agent Ace isn't the first matchmaking site that promises to match consumers to agents based on the agents' transaction history, using agent performance data from sold and active listing feeds it obtains as a multiple listing service member. But the ...

Broker as investor: a new business model? - Inman.com

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 10:16

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Broker as investor: a new business model?
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Relationships between brokers and agents are complicated. When agents are starting out, brokers provide training and mentoring, leads and technical support — often taking a hefty cut of an agent's commissions in return. Experienced agents can demand a ...

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices gets social - Inman.com

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 22:20

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices gets social
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The new Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices real estate franchise has rolled out Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. The move comes in advance of broad adoption of the new brand by many Prudential Real Estate and Real Living brands beginning in ...

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Agents target unlisted foreclosures with more success - Inman.com

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 17:53

Agents target unlisted foreclosures with more success
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More than 8 in 10 real estate owned (REO) properties — 500,000-plus homes that could ease today's sharp inventory shortage — are unlisted, according to an estimate provided to Inman News by data aggregator RealtyTrac. And more than 9 in 10 of the ...

Existing-home sales increase as inventory shortage persists - Inman.com

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 14:15

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Existing-home sales increase as inventory shortage persists
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Existing-home sales in May hit their highest level since November 2009 when a tax stimulus was fueling sales, according to the National Association of Realtors. May's seasonally adjusted annual sales rate of 5.18 million units was up 12.9 percent from ...

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Chris Nielsen joins Redfin as CFO - Inman.com

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 13:46

Chris Nielsen joins Redfin as CFO
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Nielsen's experience as chief operating officer at Zappos.com, a popular retail site specializing in shoes and known for its customer service, will help Redfin as it continues to expand, the company said. “He's a believer and a doer, ridiculously smart ...

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In defense of part-time agents - Inman.com

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 10:02

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In defense of part-time agents
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Part-time agents are sometimes considered unprofessional. But people become part-time agents for a variety of reasons. Sometimes they don't want to work full time, or they already have full-time “day jobs.” Sometimes they are career changers who are ...

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Inman News's Real Estate Connect Event to Use RESAAS to Create a Private ... - MarketWatch

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 07:11

Inman News's Real Estate Connect Event to Use RESAAS to Create a Private ...
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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Jun 19, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- RESAAS Services Inc. (cnsx:RSS), a social network for real estate professionals, is pleased to announce that Inman News has selected RESAAS to power their upcoming Real ...

Court throws out NeighborCity's antitrust claims against NAR, MRIS - Inman.com

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 21:09

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Court throws out NeighborCity's antitrust claims against NAR, MRIS
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A federal district judge has dismissed antitrust claims filed by the operator of real estate listing portal and agent ratings website NeighborCity.com against the National Association of Realtors and Mid-Atlantic multiple listing service Metropolitan ...

Study reveals housing discrimination against gay and lesbian couples - Inman.com

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 19:48

Study reveals housing discrimination against gay and lesbian couples
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Same-sex couples looking to rent homes are more likely to experience unfavorable treatment than heterosexual couples, according to a study commissioned by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The study — the first to examine ...

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Trulia releases rentals app for iPad - Inman.com

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 14:05

Trulia releases rentals app for iPad
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Nestio unveils listing management platform for landlords - Inman.com

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 12:58

Nestio unveils listing management platform for landlords
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Like many landlords, Copperwood Real Estate used to struggle to efficiently manage and distribute its listings. To populate its public-facing site, it would have to convert listing information that it maintained in a spreadsheet into code and insert ...

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Merger creates new Coldwell Banker franchise in Northern California - Inman.com

Tue, 06/18/2013 - 20:17

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Merger creates new Coldwell Banker franchise in Northern California
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Two leading Solano County, Calif., brokerages have merged and affiliated with franchisor Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. The merger of Vacaville-based Kappel & Kappel Realty Inc. with Solano Gateway Realty Inc. in Fairfield beefs up Coldwell Banker's ...

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Floored voted best real estate tech startup at Realogy summit - Inman.com

Tue, 06/18/2013 - 19:50

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Floored voted best real estate tech startup at Realogy summit
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Floored, which creates interactive 3-D floor plans that allow users to walk through a virtual recreation of an actual space, was voted the best real estate tech startup today at the Realogy FWD Innovation Summit, hosted at the real estate franchisor's ...

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Imagining the real estate industry, 5 years out - Inman.com

Tue, 06/18/2013 - 19:27

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Imagining the real estate industry, 5 years out
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What will the real estate industry look like five years from now, and how can brokers and agents prepare for it? Leaders of four companies that have been at the forefront of change — Redfin, Trulia, Zillow and Move Inc. — will share their insights at ...

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