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Sellers can decide if 'pocket listing' is right for them - Inman.com

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 10:39

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Sellers can decide if 'pocket listing' is right for them
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The news media and bloggers are having a lot of fun lately writing about whether we're starting to see more “pocket listings” now that housing markets are heating up. It makes for some dramatic reading, as reporters go out in search of crooked real ...

Group protests removal of reference to exclusive representation in NAR ... - Inman.com

Wed, 06/12/2013 - 18:28

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Group protests removal of reference to exclusive representation in NAR ...
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Michelle Wardlaw, public affairs associate for NAR, told Inman News via email that “NAR does still recognize exclusive buyer and exclusive seller representation as a business model practiced by real estate.” Nonetheless, she said the Realtor Magazine ...

Energy efficiency improvements could be factored into mortgage underwriting - Inman.com

Wed, 06/12/2013 - 18:00

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Energy efficiency improvements could be factored into mortgage underwriting
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A bill aimed at encouraging home energy efficiency improvements by establishing underwriting guidelines for mortgage lenders that factor in cost savings for homeowners has been introduced — again — in the Senate. S. 1106, the Sensible Accounting to ...

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Saturday is deadline for Inman News Innovator Awards nominations - Inman.com

Wed, 06/12/2013 - 17:23

Saturday is deadline for Inman News Innovator Awards nominations
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The deadline for nominations for the 2013 Inman News Innovator Awards is approaching fast, with the one-month window closing Saturday, June 15. Since 1998, the Innovator Awards have honored companies, individuals and tools that make the most of new ...

Study: Minorities told about, shown fewer homes and apartments - Inman.com

Wed, 06/12/2013 - 16:30

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Study: Minorities told about, shown fewer homes and apartments
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Minorities are less likely to encounter blatant discrimination when house or apartment hunting than they once were, but are still told about and shown fewer housing units than whites, according to the latest results of an ongoing study with data going ...

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Expect more real estate tech acquisitions, consolidation - Inman.com

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 21:19

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Expect more real estate tech acquisitions, consolidation
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Nextdoor's slow and steady route to a winning mobile app - Inman.com

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 19:26

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Nextdoor's slow and steady route to a winning mobile app
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Nextdoor, a growing social media network for connecting with neighbors, had been up and running for almost a year and a half before it released its first mobile app a few weeks ago. The company didn't rush to put out its first iPhone app because it ...

Real estate app developers getting ready for iOS 7 - Inman.com

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 19:05

Real estate app developers getting ready for iOS 7
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The latest iteration of Apple's mobile operating system, iOS 7, features flatter designs, new push notifications that send notes to users' lock screens, and a more seamless integration with mobile apps, among other features. App developers everywhere ...

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Apple shows it can still innovate - Inman.com

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 17:47

Apple shows it can still innovate
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In my last article (Google ups the ante with new products, updates) I broke down the updated product line announced at the annual Google I/O event. Despite a super long program and a couple of awkward moments with Google's co-founder and CEO, Larry ...

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Industry insiders brainstorming approaches to 'revive' realtor.com - Inman.com

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 16:55

Industry insiders brainstorming approaches to 'revive' realtor.com
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A recent decision by the National Association of Realtors' board of directors to hold a special meeting in July to look at how to give realtor.com operator Move Inc. more leeway to compete with listing portals like Zillow and Trulia has industry ...

Company Smart car does 'wonder' for broker's brand - Inman.com

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 14:54

Company Smart car does 'wonder' for broker's brand
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This post explores a marketing tactic submitted by Engel and Volkers, the most recent winner of #madREskillz, a weekly Inman News Twitter competition. Every Thursday, Inman News invites real estate professionals and companies to tweet offbeat marketing ...

Sherri Koones takes top Robert Bruss Book Award - Inman.com

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 19:46

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Sherri Koones takes top Robert Bruss Book Award
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ATLANTA — The National Association of Real Estate Editors named Sherri Koones as the first-place Gold Award winner in the Sixth Annual Robert Bruss Real Estate Book Awards for her book, “Prefabulous + Almost Off the Grid,” published by Abrams Books.

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Isakson confirms mortgage interest deduction is 'on the table' - Inman.com

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 19:41

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Isakson confirms mortgage interest deduction is 'on the table'
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NAR spokeswoman Sara Wiskerchen told Inman News “there's nothing really to say” about any proposed changes to the mortgage interest deduction until Congress introduces specific legislation. “However, it has always been NAR's position that the MID is ...

Economists temper housing bubble worries - Inman.com

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 18:02

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Economists temper housing bubble worries
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ATLANTA — Although home prices are likely to continue to rise in the next few years, the national market is not in danger of a bubble, according to prominent economists. “Four of the next five years are likely to be improving years in the housing ...

Rentals are hot, and so are tools to manage them - Inman.com

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 15:46

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Rentals are hot, and so are tools to manage them
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As those 27-year-olds start rolling out of bed in mom's basement and begin setting out on their own, the rental market is where they're heading first, and tech companies (and agents) are beginning to cater to them. More agent Realtors are specializing ...

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New opportunities to specialize in luxury real estate - Inman.com

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 15:24

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New opportunities to specialize in luxury real estate
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The luxury real estate market is definitely on the upswing. After the last dreadful few years in which inventories were soaring and there were few luxury buyers, the market has finally shifted back again. Of course, trophy properties often sell ...

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Confidence in housing market spikes - Inman.com

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 14:21

Confidence in housing market spikes
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Both the share of Americans who believe now is a good time to sell and the share of Americans who think now is a good time to buy rose sharply from April to May, with widespread reports of rising home prices, according to Fannie Mae. The share of ...

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High-interest loans re-emerge - Inman.com

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 13:29

High-interest loans re-emerge
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Loans to borrowers with less-than-stellar credit that are not sponsored by government entities could be trickling back into the market, with the CEO of a nonbank in California saying that he “absolutely” expects to securitize nonprime mortgages within ...

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Rise in interest rates hard to square with data - Inman.com

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 18:59

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Rise in interest rates hard to square with data
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Early this week a spate of poor data started a bond and mortgage rally, but stopped cold today on a very ordinary employment report for May. Ten-year Treasury notes have traded back up to the 2.15 percent high of 2013, mortgages solidly above 4 percent.

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Delightful gifts, body painting, branded Smart cars and more #madREskillz - Inman.com

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 18:29

Delightful gifts, body painting, branded Smart cars and more #madREskillz
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You might want to consider using Buffini and Company's batch of condiments. The present's accompanying note is what really makes it shine. “I just wanted to ketch-up and let you know that I relish your referrals! My clients are the best and always cut ...