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|The beginner’s guide to launching a digital real estate marketing plan |
- Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:00:14 +0000
Whether you’re new to the industry or just haven’t quite mastered technology, now is the time to create a plan for digital marketing ...
|Mortgage rates climb to nearly four-year high: Freddie Mac |
- Thu, 22 Feb 2018 22:45:11 +0000
Mortgage interest rates have increased for the seventh consecutive week, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate reached 4.40 percent -- the highest since April of ...
|Indie Broker Summit NY 18: iBuyers, Opendoor and Instant Offers |
- Thu, 22 Feb 2018 22:34:15 +0000
Some on-demand consumers are taking to the iBuyer model, which targets sellers who desire more convenience, speed and certainty in the real estate transaction. What is new and what is the consensus on who is taking advantage of their services ...
|Tech Connect NY 18: Tech tools that will change how you prospect for listings |
- Thu, 22 Feb 2018 22:25:25 +0000
"If you can become omnipresent, leads are a byproduct," said James Rembert, owner of Digital Natives, onstage at Inman Connect New York's Tech Connect ...
|The Real Word: What’s next for the Stop Zillow movement? |
- Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:57:08 +0000
Are good intentions, $1 million and a distaste for Zillow enough to beat the real estate portal titan? Greg Hague of the Stop Zillow campaign seems to think so. With the launch of a new app BuyerHunt, his proposed solution to real estate’s Zillow problem is unveiled ...
|Redfin posts 38% revenue increase to $370M for 2017 |
- Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:38:38 +0000
In its latest earnings call Thursday, Seattle-based online brokerage Redfin posted a 38 percent year-over-year increase in revenue to $370 million for full-year 2017, resulting in a net loss of $15.0 million for the year, an improvement over its $22.5 million loss in for ...
|Keller Williams partners with Nextdoor for data insights |
- Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:00:19 +0000
Keller Williams will allow its listings to appear on Nextdoor's pages dedicated to real estate will Nextdoor provides the franchisor with data on what users are talking about ...
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|Cultivating Success With Education and Community Outreach |
- Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:03:55 +0000
In the following interview, Rosey Koberlein, CEO of Long Realty Company, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) in Tucson, Ariz., discusses the advantages of the brand, education, leadership, and more. Region Served: Southern Arizona and areas of Mexico Years in Real Estate: 33 Number of Offices: 15 corporately owned and […]
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|Existing-Home Sales Come Up Short |
- Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:01:48 +0000
Existing-home sales came up short in January, at their lowest in more than three years, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reports. Sales decreased 3.2 percent to 5.38 million, a 4.8 percent decrease from one year prior. Inventory, however, increased 4.1 percent to 1.52 million—but remains 9.5 percent lower than one year prior. “The utter […]
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|Experts on Housing Less Optimistic as a Result of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act |
- Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:55:24 +0000
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is affecting the housing outlook, according to new research. Approximately two-fifths (41 percent) of experts in Zillow’s 2018 Q1 Home Price Expectations Survey have a less optimistic outlook as a result of the reform; 31 percent, however, are more positive. Twenty-eight percent have not amended their forecast at all. […]
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|Why Your Mortgage Is Getting More Expensive |
- Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:48:48 +0000
(TNS)—World events are conspiring to make it more expensive for you to borrow money to buy a house. Mortgage rates have increased for five consecutive weeks, according to Bankrate data, bringing interest on a 30-year fixed rate loan to 4.44 percent—the highest level in 11 months—while home prices continue to rise due to a lack […]
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|Equity Growing in Lowest Tier: Report |
- Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:46:48 +0000
Buyer demand is highest for starter supply—and entry-level homes are appreciating faster than others as a result, according to an analysis by Zillow. “When the housing market crashed, owners of the least valuable homes were especially hard hit and lost more home value than homeowners at the upper end of the market,” says Aaron Terrazas, […]
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|4 Steps to Real Estate Success With ‘Webinar Wednesdays’ From RPR® |
- Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:43:52 +0000
NAR PULSE—Each webinar will cover one essential aspect of your real estate business and show you how to use RPR® data and reports to realize the full potential of every transaction. You’ll hear from REALTORS® who have successfully used the app to lead clients to the closing table, as well as pick up strategies for […]
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|Creating a Positive Mindset and Leading by Example |
- Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:32:20 +0000
In the following interview, Charleen Newhouse, branch manager of Realty ONE Group in Irvine, Calif., discusses the advantages of the brand, leading a team, and more. Region Served: Coastal California, from San Diego to Ventura County Years in Real Estate: 23 Number of Offices: 1 Number of Agents: 387 Best Tip for Getting the Right […]
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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.