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HUD’s proposed Gender Identity Rule seeks greater protections for transgender people
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:06:05
“Transgender people’s lives are at risk all over the country today because shelters refuse to house them appropriately,” said Lisa Mottet, deputy executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality. To help bring the housing arena closer to full acceptance of transgender men and women, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has therefore proposed a new rule ensuring that housing assisted or insured by the department is open to all eligible individuals, regardless of actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status ... read more»

New tech seamlessly ties for-sale signs to listing pages
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:00:28
Homebuyers who stumble upon for-sale signs on properties that strike their fancy often have two ways to learn more about the home: They can tap around on a smart phone to pull up the right listing page or they can call a number on the sign to chat with a stranger. Hitchly provides agents with the option to offer a more seamless way for homebuyers to pull up listing information when they catch sight of an enticing for-sale sign ... read more»

LA commuters have it bad, says study
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:00:17
If you live in the Los Angeles area and commute to work, you’re not imagining that you are spending more time behind the wheel. Even though there’s solace in the fact that LA is not the worst in the country, it does come in second place, edged out by ... read more»

Bay Area residents express housing optimism despite confidence
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:00:00
Housing affordability is understandably a concern amongst greater Bay Area residents with plans to move; however, the majority intend to buy. According to an Urban Land Institute (ULI) survey, 78 percent of Bay Area residents that move in the next five years expect to purchase rather than rent ... read more»

What’s next for real estate education? Ask Alyssa Hellman
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 11:55:05
Inman, the leader in independent real estate and technology news and events, is happy to announce Alyssa Hellman as a speaker for Inman Connect New York, which takes place January 26 through ... read more»

Podcast: 11 must-have millionaire agent habits (Part 2)
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 11:50:57
We've all seen "shooting star" agents -- one day it seems like their picture is on every billboard in the city, and a week later nobody can remember their name. So what is it that separates these agents from the long-term top-producers who make millions in commissions every year over decades ... read more»

Ben Kubic on consumer focus
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 11:45:49
The CEO at Virgent Realty talks about understanding pain points and why he admires those who start at the bottom and work their way up ... read more»

Letters from: real estate agent Karla Polce
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 11:00:01
Welcome to "Letters from," my new column that examines the intimate thoughts of members of the real estate industry. We will explore why they got into the business, what they wish they would have known when they started, their challenges, who their mentors are and why -- and, lastly, the knowledge they can pass on from their former mistakes ... read more»

How you could be losing potential clients on a daily basis
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:30:34
We have all seen the following bio: "I specialize in urban, suburban and rural areas, foreclosures, luxury homes, condos, land and investment properties. I also work with historic properties, new construction, farms, first-time homebuyers and vacation properties." ... read more»

How failed home sales damage the real estate industry’s reputation
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:00:58
Meet the Malik family from the greater Orlando, Florida, area. They are a young millennial couple who recently sold a home. Selling their home meant financial freedom to pursue a dream and a new career path ... read more»

Seasonal defective disorder: how to work leads in the winter
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:00:57
Learn how to leverage seasonality to during the winter season in Chicago. Peak season, May to September, is when all real estate brokers and agents work round the clock trying to fit in as many showings as possible into a day to get leases signed or deals closed ASAP, before the snow begins to fall and everyone pulls on their winter coats ... read more»

Housing conditions relatively calm on Lake Conroe
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:00:46
An hour outside of Houston lies Lake Conroe, a submarket where home sales activity and prices remained relatively unchanged during a recent 24-month period. Spanning October 2014 to September 2015, a total of 1,580 homes sold, a 2.1 percent increase from the previous 12-month period. ... read more»

Florida Realtors report statewide inventory tight and days on market falling
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 9:00:51
Median sales prices in Florida have continued to rise on an annual basis for nearly the past four years, according to the latest data released by Florida Realtors. The report found homes are staying on the market for fewer days and median prices are increasing, fueled by the tight inventory of available supply. ... read more»

Redfin releases economic diversity breakdown in Los Angeles
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 9:00:39
Redfin recently released a report on the economic diversity of the nation's major cities using 2014 city-specific median family income data from the American Community Survey. Los Angeles was ranked as the no. 7 best city for a balanced mix, with 19 percent of its neighborhoods with balanced economic diversity ... read more»

Redfin releases economic diversity breakdown in San Francisco
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 9:00:32
Redfin recently released a report on the economic diversity of the nation's major cities using 2014 city-specific median family income data from the American Community Survey. San Francisco was ranked as the no. 14 best city for a balanced mix, with 10 percent of its neighborhoods with balanced economic diversity ... read more»

3-D home of the day: Part renovation, part restoration
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 8:05:44
No detail has been overlooked on this original 1891 historic home that's just two blocks from Ponce City Market. We've paid homage to the details of the past that make this home unique, while empowering our craftsmen to put forth their best and expertly bring the home into the 21st century in all its glory ... read more»

Savvy corporate employees and retirees dominate SF cash buyer base
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 8:00:31
The San Francisco press would have you believe that the instant tech millionaires from Silicon Valley are the ones buying Bay Area homes with suitcases of cash, sending regional home prices sky-high. But in fact, it's the quiet achievers -- the professionals toiling away in their corporate jobs and retirees who have put away a serious nest egg -- who were the bulk of cash buyers scooping up San Francisco and Silicon Valley properties sold by the San Francisco Bay Area brokerage Pacific Union in the first half of this year ... read more»

Luxury listing: Rising Glen mansion with sprawling views
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 6:00:50
The five-bedroom, six-bathroom home is located above Sunset Plaza at the end of Rising Glen with sprawling views of the surrounding landscape. The European architecture estate features expansive formal entertaining and dining space, a tournament tennis court, cobalt blue mosaic pool, gazebo, sun room and designer walk-in closets ... read more»

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