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Washington DC, the most expensive place to live in the US
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:05:38 | Category:
 It is more expensive to live Washington D.C. than any other U.S. state, according to data released today from the U.S. Department of Commerce. The new data, which measured the relative cost of goods, rents and “other services” relative

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Housing, and the economy, suffers from a demand problem
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:11:43 | Category:
 

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Warren Buffett may stick a toe back into mortgage finance after Fannie, Freddie wind down
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:04:57 | Category:
 Warren Buffett — who unloaded a huge stake in Freddie Mac and a smaller position in Fannie Mae long before the housing boom took off, when the mortgage giants started getting too ambitious for his taste — says Berkshire Hathaway ...

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No one can disrupt our industry without our permission
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:22:54 | Category:
 For a generation, the real estate industry has been focused not on what clients need, which is a better transactional service experience, but with what we need -- more leads, more sales, more money. That infatuation has infected every aspect of our indust

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How and where can new real estate agents market themselves if they haven?t chosen a specialty?
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:00:41 | Category:
 In my work as a real estate copywriter I talk to a good number of agents who are just starting out. Some of them are eager to get their websites up and running and know that they need individualized content and an agent bio that makes them stand out from

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Compensation model crucial when creating real estate team
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:00:13 | Category:
 You?re working 14 hours a day, you haven?t had a day off in months, and you?re losing market share to competitors because you can?t keep up with all the incoming business. Once you have made the decision to start a real estate team, the next step is to de

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Inman News, Lumentus Social announce strategic content partnership
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:00:11 | Category:
 Inman News today announced a strategic content partnership with Lumentus Social that will provide a filtered news feed for Lumentus Social to distribute over social media networks including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Integration of Inman News and Lum

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Why bitcoin will move out of the gray zone and be embraced by more big names
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:42:47 | Category:
 Last year was a great year for bitcoin, with the digital currency going from a “fringe, techie libertarian” thing to “more of a mainstream technology,” says Alan Silbert, founder of BitPremier, a “bitcoin

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Paperless is great, but let?s face it: Brokers get more out of it than their clients
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:32:54 | Category:
 The terms “paperless” and the “paperless agent” get thrown around a lot in real estate. As buzzwords, they’re right up there with “mobile.” We get a little closer to actually being &

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Real estate?s spring buying season fails to launch
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:13:47 | Category:
 Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have lowered their forecasts for home sales this year, citing low inventory and the affordability crunch that shortage of homes has spurred. After relatively weak home sales in the first two months of ...

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How to create an editorial calendar for your content marketing: Google Drive or Trello
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:48:08 | Category:
 If you?re anything like me, you are always looking for an easier way to stay organized with your content marketing plans. For the longest time, I used an Excel-style spreadsheet in Google Drive with different tabs for my editorial calendar, which included

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Neighborhood information like sex offender, school and crime data will fuel residential segregation
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:00:18 | Category:
 John Walko, a father of two who recently moved from Scranton, Pa., to a single-family rental in Charlotte, N.C., began his home search by filtering listings online based on location, price and photos -- the fun stuff. But as he continued to browse sites l

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Homes are going fastest in the San Francisco Bay Area
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:17:32 | Category:
 Homes in the San Francisco Bay Area are moving faster than anywhere else in the country, according to a new inventory market report from Trulia. For markets across the U.S., Trulia calculated the share of homes for sale in its ...

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New-home sales drop to 8-month low
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:41:44 | Category:
 Sales of new single-family houses hit an eight-month low in March, according to a report jointly released by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). New-home sales decreased 14.5 percent month over month to ...

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Google?s Street View now lets you travel back in time
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:29:39 | Category:
 Google has long allowed you to see what many houses look like using Street View, a feature of Google Maps. Now, you can also see what they used to look like, TechCrunch reports. When looking at site in Street View, ...

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3 reasons your leads aren?t closing and what you can do about it
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:00:18 | Category:
 Quick agent fame, overnight sensations and companies who build crowd followings fast have always scared me. Why? Because I know, billboards don?t make deals. Whether you?re marketing mansions or selling special spoons, the buzz you generate isn?t half as

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Brand or boutique? Agents will base decision on systems and services offered
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:42:41 | Category:
 Whether you’re a boutique brokerage operating out of a virtual office or providing services to agents at a traditional brick-and-mortar location, agents will decide whether they want to work for you based on the systems and services you have in

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Real estate disruption may not be what you think it is
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:30:46 | Category:
 When I was a journalist in the 1980s and 1990s, I penned 1,500 bylined articles that appeared in metro newspapers around the country. Last year, I resolved to use my old dry clippings to start fires in my wood-burning stove. ...

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