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Imagining urban utopia — America’s ‘perfect city’
-  Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:20:06 +0000
YouTube channels Life Noggin and Real Engineering contemplate "the perfect city."
6 ways agents can thrive in an AI-driven world
-  Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:21:32 +0000
AI is an umbrella term for things like machine learning, facial recognition, speech recognition, computer vision, and natural language processing. But as fancy, and potentially scary, as those things sound, AI today is very narrow in that it is designed to accomplish a particular task and and is dependent on humans...
Home prices surge nearly 9%, biggest growth spurt in 4 years: Redfin
-  Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:09:49 +0000
Home prices soared last month, climbing 8.9 percent over March of last year with 23.9 percent of homes selling above list price. The jump was the biggest monthly growth in the past four years according to a new report from tech brokerage Redfin...
Hawaii real estate community rallies around victims of disastrous flooding
-  Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:25:46 +0000
After heavy rainfall from a storm of close to 28 inches on the island of Kauai, the North Shore community there was bowing under pressure to cope with mudslides, road closures and flooding. The deluge damaged dozens of homes in Hanalei, Wainiha, Haena and Anahola.
How BHHS Fox & Roach is automating its ‘Coming Soon’ listings
-  Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:52:53 +0000
Coming Soon is a feature on Zillow many agents find useful — although they have to pay Zillow thousands of dollars to take advantage. Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Fox & Roach found a way to bring the feature to all its agents.
Down payment crowdfunding platform HomeFundMe launches mobile app
-  Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:30:35 +0000
HomeFundMe, the down payment assistance crowdfunding platform introduced by national mortgage banking firm CMG Financial last October, unveiled a new app for the platform Thursday morning available on both iOS and Android.
Real estate daily market update: April 19, 2018
-  Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:18:51 +0000
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HTC One Review: Top Of The Premium Pops?
-  Mon, 07 Mar 2016 12:13:07 +0000
UPDATE: After spending an extensive amount of time with the HTC One we have added our thoughts regarding the handset’s battery life. Click here to find out what we reckon. The HTC One is the latest Android handset from the Taiwanese manufacturer and is aimed firmly at the flagship end of the market, featuring a … Continue reading HTC One Review: Top Of The Premium Pops?
Motorola Moto G Complete Guide
-  Mon, 07 Mar 2016 12:11:22 +0000
Got a Motorola Moto G but not sure how to do something on it? Not to worry as we’ve come up with a comprehensive guide for all the things your handset is capable of doing. Navigate using the links below or download the full guide by clicking on the PDF logo. If you can’t find … Continue reading Motorola Moto G Complete Guide
Motorola Moto X complete guide
-  Mon, 07 Mar 2016 12:09:50 +0000
Got a brand new Motorola Moto X but not sure how to do something on it? Fear not as we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to get your started. Scroll through or navigate using the links below, and if you’ve got a query and we havne’t covered it, let us know. Leave us a comment … Continue reading Motorola Moto X complete guide
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Complete Guide
-  Mon, 07 Mar 2016 12:08:20 +0000
Have you got yourself a Sony Xperia Z1 Compact but not sure how to do something on it? Don’t worry, we’ve come up with a comprehensive guide for all the things your handset is capable of. Navigate the various sections using the links below. If you can’t find what you’re looking for just leave a … Continue reading Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Complete Guide

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Technology and Teams: Lead Programs Fuel Statewide Expansion
-  Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:09:14 +0000

Are you wondering how top producers are utilizing lead generation and other online tools? In the following interview, Thomas Brown of The Agency Texas, a rapidly-growing boutique agency, talks about implementing a lead program that works. Name: Thomas Brown, The Agency Texas Official Title: Founder/Owner Region Served: State of Texas Years in Real Estate: 20 […]

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Across the U.S., Affordability and Inventory Remain Unbalanced
-  Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:08:05 +0000

Fewer homes are priced within reach today, according to the REALTORS® Affordability Distribution Curve and Score from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and realtor.com®. Affordability is being challenged by increasing prices and rates, the report states. Affordability is most untenable in California, Hawaii, Montana, Oregon, Rhode Island and Washington, D.C.—all with “Affordability Scores” considerably […]

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Get Ready for the Rush: Homes Were Snapped Up in 2017
-  Tue, 17 Apr 2018 20:32:02 +0000

If 2017 is any indication, buyers will be against an all-out frenzy this spring and summer. In 2017, the median listing was snatched up in 81 days—a record, according to data from Zillow. Competition was fiercest in June, with 73 days on-market for the median listing. (Closings are included in the timeline.) In almost every […]

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REALTORS® Can Extend Their Liberty Mutual Benefits to Their Clients
-  Tue, 17 Apr 2018 20:29:05 +0000

NAR PULSE—A bonus for your members and savings for their clients—it’s a win-win! The Liberty Mutual Auto Insurance Referral Program™ allows REALTORS® to extend to their clients the same auto insurance savings and benefits that they have through NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program. Plus, for every client they refer to Liberty Mutual who completes an auto […]

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Teamwork and Collaboration
-  Tue, 17 Apr 2018 20:26:08 +0000

In the following interview, Todd Priest, broker of HomeSmart PV & Associates in Modesto, Calif., discusses the advantages of the brand, challenges in the market, and more. Region Served: Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Merced and Fresno Counties Years in Real Estate: 28 Number of Offices: 3 Number of Agents: 267 Best Time Management Tip: Keep things […]

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Housing Starts Overall Upsurge, While Single-Family Wanes
-  Tue, 17 Apr 2018 20:22:38 +0000

Home-building in March picked up, with housing starts on a 1.9 percent surge and totaling 1.32 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Single-family starts waned, down 3.7 percent to 867,000. Multifamily starts (five units or more) came in at 439,000. “The modest decline in single-family […]

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Black Buyers at a Disadvantage Over Others: Zillow
-  Mon, 16 Apr 2018 20:54:14 +0000

Affordability is a growing problem—but for black buyers, it has created a deep disadvantage over other groups, according to an analysis newly released by Zillow. Based on the black household income (a median $39,466), and without exceeding the 30 percent housing spend standard, black buyers could afford just 55.3 percent of listings nationwide in 2017—a […]

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The Wall Street Journal Real Estate News
Greece Impact on Property Limited But Investors Are Concerned About Spain
-  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 14:55:04 +0000
So far, commercial real-estate analysts looking at Europe’s booming market are not too concerned that Greece’s turmoil will spread further afield.
Blessing in Disguise: Greece Crisis Could Cool Property Market
-  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:59:57 +0000
Greece appears to be slipping ever closer to an exit from the euro zone. While a potential catastrophe for the country, it might actually be a good thing for Europe's booming commercial real-estate markets.
Millennials Just Like the Rest of Us When it Comes to Home Renovations
-  Fri, 26 Jun 2015 21:19:44 +0000
Contrary to popular perception, younger people aren’t more keen on trendy upgrades such as green materials and smart technology when it comes to renovating their homes, a new survey finds.
Economists Assign Blame For Housing Shortage
-  Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:43:07 +0000
The national supply of homes for sale is getting squeezed by the small amount of equity millions of would-be sellers have in their properties and relatively weak output from home builders, according to economists speaking Friday at a real-estate conference in Miami.
Low Income and Underwater
-  Thu, 25 Jun 2015 20:14:09 +0000
Even in places where negative equity has mostly vanished, areas with lower median incomes are doing worse.
Economists: Home Builders Neglecting Entry-Level Market
-  Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:56:46 +0000
Nela Richardson, chief economist for brokerage Redfin Corp., and Selma Hepp, chief economist for Zillow Group’s Trulia real-estate website, both said builders aren’t constructing enough entry-level housing to meet demand. They’re focusing more of their resources instead, the economists said, on building pricey homes for buyers with ample credit.
Principal Reduction: A Mortgage Quandary With No Easy Answers
-  Wed, 24 Jun 2015 19:34:59 +0000
Pretty much ever since he took the helm in January 2014, Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Melvin Watt has been under pressure from housing advocates and some lawmakers to allow mortgage-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to reduce the mortgage principal on at least some home loans.