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Texas homebuilder settles RESPA kickback allegations for $118194 - Inman.com

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 19:21

Texas homebuilder settles RESPA kickback allegations for $118194
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A Texas homebuilder has agreed to pay more than $100,000 to resolve allegations that he received kickbacks from two mortgage lenders through joint ventures that federal regulators characterized as sham businesses. Paul Taylor will pay $118,194 — the ...

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Fed's work is not done - Inman.com

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 18:35

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Fed's work is not done
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Interest rates on long-term bonds and mortgages have stopped their May rise, a little above the halfway mark of the low and high for the year. The tilt seems to be upward, but the trading pattern has been chaotic and artificial, trading on guesses at ...

New Google Maps paints richer portraits of neighborhoods - Inman.com

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 13:25

New Google Maps paints richer portraits of neighborhoods
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A revamped version of Google Maps that Google recently introduced at its annual developer-focused tech conference equips the app with several new features that paint more colorful portraits of neighborhoods as well as larger geographic areas. The ...

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Tame Google Analytics with a real estate dashboard - Inman.com

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 10:33

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Tame Google Analytics with a real estate dashboard
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The infographic contained numerous facts and statistics. Did you know that 55 percent of the top 10,000 websites utilize Google Analytics? Seth did an excellent job communicating the importance of measuring Web analytics. “It's game changing and it's ...

A crib sheet for real estate tech startups - Inman.com

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 10:06

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A crib sheet for real estate tech startups
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Cruising through a dozen or so apps and services demoing at the RealTech SF event in San Francisco a couple weeks ago made me realize how much the real estate startup scene is once again in full swing. Many of these startups have great ideas, solid ...

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Realtors made — and spent — more in 2012 - Inman.com

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 10:01

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Realtors made — and spent — more in 2012
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Realtors saw their incomes jump and also ratcheted up their spending on technology as their optimism increased in 2012, according to the 2013 member survey from the National Association of Realtors. With a median income of $43,500 on a median of 12 ...

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How not to use LinkedIn - Inman.com

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 18:59

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How not to use LinkedIn
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My LinkedIn account has been terribly neglected. Even as I write this sentence, I feel as though I should be updating my LinkedIn profile instead. Let's just say I am “kind of” LinkedIn. I have two friends in the Twin Cities who are experts on LinkedIn ...

NAR committee endorses public-facing MLS sites as 'basic' service - Inman.com

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 17:47

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NAR committee endorses public-facing MLS sites as 'basic' service
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WASHINGTON — Multiple listing services should be able to charge all members for the costs of establishing and promoting public-facing websites, a National Association of Realtors policy committee has ruled. NAR's Multiple Listing Issues and Policies ...

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Redfin enters Florida, now in 22 markets - Inman.com

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 15:33

Redfin enters Florida, now in 22 markets
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Seattle-based brokerage Redfin has expanded operations to Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach in South Florida bringing its tech-focused model to a total 22 markets, the company announced today. It's the fourth major market Redfin's opened ...

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Realtor finds Google Glass 'awesome' - Inman.com

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 10:11

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Realtor finds Google Glass 'awesome'
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Given Google's tight clutch on prototypes of its futuristic eyewear, known as Google Glass, Greg Geilman may be the first real estate agent to test the device. His finding? The smart glasses, which allow users to perform many smartphone functions ...

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Homebuilders ready to kick it up a notch - Inman.com

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 04:11

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Homebuilders ready to kick it up a notch
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A net increase of homes on the market is what really will bring inventory back up, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun has told Inman News. When the pressure of low inventory eases, then agents can worry less about scaring up sellers for their buyers and ...

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Realtors in a 'defensive position' on Capitol Hill - Inman.com

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 21:00

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Realtors in a 'defensive position' on Capitol Hill
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WASHINGTON — An army of Realtors got their marching orders this morning at a federal priority issues briefing at the National Association of Realtors' Midyear Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo. Three issues topped the trade group's agenda: preserve ...

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Nominate the 2013 Real Estate Innovators - Inman.com

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 20:21

Nominate the 2013 Real Estate Innovators
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Another annual award, the People's Choice Innovator Award, will be based on votes cast by Inman News readers. Once finalists in the eight categories open for nominations are announced, readers will be invited to cast their vote for one of those ...

Canonical and authorship tags: because search still matters - Inman.com

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 19:32

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Canonical and authorship tags: because search still matters
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A short while back I wrote a brace of columns about canonical and authorship tags. At their heart is the idea of telling computers the same thing we tell people, and being consistent with how we present data. Since those went live here at Inman News, I ...

Zillow Digs sees rapid growth - Inman.com

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 14:31

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Zillow Digs sees rapid growth
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Home remodeling platform Zillow Digs has grown significantly since its launch three months ago, Zillow reported today. Users have posted nearly 34,000 photos and created more than 93,000 Digs boards, according to a Zillow blog post. That represents 165 ...

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Realtor.com unveils rental app - Inman.com

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 13:06

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Realtor.com unveils rental app
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Recently, an unusually sophisticated scam that used Zillow rattled the National Association of Realtors, though many agents who commented on an Inman story that reported the scam said that they had seen similar scams before. Article continues below ...

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DocuSign acquires transaction management platform Cartavi - Inman.com

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 13:01

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DocuSign acquires transaction management platform Cartavi
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Less than a year and a half after the firms partnered to integrate their services, DocuSign has acquired transaction management platform Cartavi. Thanks to the existing partnership, the two services will be available from day one of the purchase, but ...

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Lockbox debate ignites larger feud over role of the MLS - Inman.com

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 10:35

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Lockbox debate ignites larger feud over role of the MLS
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What started out as a proposed rule change to allow multiple listing services and Realtor associations to charge members for providing lockboxes as a “basic” service — regardless of whether they used them or not — has morphed into a broader debate ...

NAR leadership to consider 'crazy' ideas to restructure - Inman.com

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 01:58

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NAR leadership to consider 'crazy' ideas to restructure
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WASHINGTON — Leaders of the National Association of Realtors are “ready to get into trouble” by considering controversial issues surrounding the trade group's structure — including changing its relationship to realtor.com, the possibility of a ...

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Who says brokers don't have a clue? - Inman.com

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 19:09

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Who says brokers don't have a clue?
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The idea is that brokers don't pay attention to where their listings are syndicated, even though they have plenty of tools to do just that, and then complain when they show up somewhere unexpected. I don't buy it. That thinking just doesn't sit well ...