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Housing markets poised to regain some lost momentum
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:58:09 | Category:
 Having weathered a soft patch that lasted through the fall, winter and early spring, housing markets are showing signs of a rebound that should continue for the rest of the year, according to the latest forecast by economists at Fannie ...

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NRT bans drone photography in northeastern US
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:56:19 | Category:
 

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Zillow and Trulia?s share prices surge on merger rumors
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:38:16 | Category:
 Shares in Zillow and Trulia are up sharply today on reports that Zillow is looking to acquire its smaller rival. Citing anonymous sources, Bloomberg reports that Zillow could value Trulia at as much as $2 billion, and that an agreement ...

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Top 10 takeaways of a Real Estate Connect noob
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:13:31 | Category:
 Editor’s note: Michele Chiu’s account of her experience attending the Real Estate Connect conference in San Francisco is republished with permission from The Boutique Real Estate Group’s Orange County Real Estate Blog. It?s b

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Listen up, real estate newbies: 5 biggest mistakes I?ve made as an agent
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:52:00 | Category:
 Over the course of 15 years of selling real estate, I've made some mistakes. It's easy to do when you don't have a "how-to" manual or a mentor to guide you. I thought I'd share a few of my blunders ... just in case there'

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Ellie Mae?s self-service mortgage platform targets ?tech-savvy? borrowers
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:50:41 | Category:
 Ellie Mae is now offering mortgage lenders a consumer direct solution for its Encompass mortgage management platform that can guide homebuyers through a step-by-step application process in less than 15 minutes, giving borrowers greater control and insight

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Months? supply of new homes for sale hits highest level in 2.5 years
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:14:39 | Category:
 

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Want to be a hyperlocal content specialist? Get serious about stats, incubation strategy
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:00:32 | Category:
 As a Berkeley resident who has also seen dozens of terrible real estate sites masquerading as local content hubs, I was struck by how engaging Arron Sweeney's YourBerkeley.com website was. I met with Arron to ask him about his strategy and ongoing pl

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Connect with the Indian marketplace next month in Kolkata
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:56 | Category:
 The National Association of Realtors-India is holding its sixth annual meeting Aug. 16-17 in Kolkata. While some of the scheduled programming might sound familiarly mind-numbing to American Realtors (“Standardization of Global Practice in Real E

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5 elephants that the real estate industry doesn?t want to acknowledge are in the room
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:21:40 | Category:
 Speaking at a California Association of Realtors event, consultant Rob Hahn laid out what he calls “five unspeakables” that real estate industry leaders don’t like to hash out in public: Too much incompetence. Agent teams are

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Is realtor.com no longer a Realtor?s best friend?
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:39:41 | Category:
 Realtor.com may be the official consumer website of the National Association of Realtors, but rival search portals Zillow and Trulia have improved their value proposition to listing agents and brokers to the point “where many Realtors and MLSs f

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Predictive analytics real estate marketing startup raises $12M
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:25:17 | Category:
 SmartZip Analytics Inc., maker of a predictive analytics tool that helps real estate pros target their marketing to homeowners who may be likely to sell soon, has raised $12 million in a Series B funding round. The Pleasanton, California-based firm, ...

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NAR, ListHub partner to help Realtors grow their international real estate business
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:09:35 | Category:
 

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Your new best friend on Facebook has arrived and it isn?t a person
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:46:03 | Category:
 Have you ever seen a Facebook post that struck your interest but you had to step away and when you returned to find it had drifted to the bottom of your feed and almost impossible to find? You then spend what seems like hours to find it and finally give u

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Demand for purchase mortgages still lagging
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:12:17 | Category:
 Appetite for purchase mortgages stayed flat last week, clocking in well below the same week a year ago as costlier mortgage insurance and tight credit continued to hamper demand. Applications for purchase loans increased a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent

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7 signs of a soon-to-be-hot neighborhood
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:00:48 | Category:
 Real estate is an industry that?s all about your hyperlocal expertise. As an agent, you specialize in specific ZIP codes, home types, client types -- you name it. This industry is as much about niche specialties as it gets ...

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Tougher standards for mortgage insurers could give newcomers an edge
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:13:22 | Category:
 Some private mortgage insurers who have been regaining market share lost to the Federal Housing Administration during the downturn could soon be forced to implement price increases in order to meet risk-based standards proposed by Fannie Mae and Freddie M

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NYC brokerage CORE absorbs Heddings Property Group
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:44:52 | Category:
 Douglas Heddings — an exec with Prudential Douglas Eliman and founder of the blog TrueGotham.com before founding his own real estate brokerage, Heddings Property Group — has joined rival Manhattan firm CORE as executive vice president

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