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Black Knight New York home price index for May 2016
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:00:37
Black Knight Financial Services released its May 2016 home price index data for New York City, based on summarized sales data -- here's how the metro measured up ... read more»

Sharing content can be a win-win for everyone
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:00:17
Ryan Fitzgerald of Raleigh Realty in North Carolina joins Homesnap's Gayle Weiswasser to talk about how sharing original content with other platforms can help social media following, search engine optimization and lead generation ... read more»

Fidelity National Financial, Inc. to acquire Commissions, Inc.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:44:57
Fidelity National Financial, Inc. announced today that FNF Group has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Commissions Inc. (CINC) ... read more»

Luxury listing: fairway location with lake views
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:00:43
This beautiful brick mansion is all about comfort, with a two-story entry foyer leading into a gathering room made for hosting guests. The backyard features a pool with waterfall and sits right on the fairway of the fourth hole of Royal Oaks Country Club ... read more»

What does a Yankees All-Star pitcher call home? You might be surprised
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:00:33
Dellin Betances has been with the New York Yankees organization since it drafted him out of high school in 2006, after which he promptly bought a home to share with his family. It's been 10 years, and the 6'8 flamethrower is still with the Yankees, and his family is still with the house ... read more»

Redfin: Chicago market shows modest price growth as new listings continue falling
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:45:36
Chicago home prices increased 3.6 percent in June, as compared to last year, with a typical home selling for $285,000. The number of sales was down 6.2 percent, most likely because of a lack of options for potential homebuyers ... read more»

Why Schibsted’s Hemnet deal collapsed, and what’s next
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:29:54
Schibsted has withdrawn its offer to buy 80 percent of Swedish real estate site Hemnet, and has stopped trying to acquire the site. After a year of debate and regulatory pressure, Sweden’s Competition Authority made the decision to contest the proposed deal in court (read here), effectively ending Schibsted’s interest in the deal ... read more»

ZIP code profile: 20747
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:12:09
The 20747 ZIP code comprises parts of the Maryland communities of District Heights and Forestville, about a 40 minute drive from Washington D.C. The small community is known for having an above-average crime rate, according to Neighborhood Scout, which says there are 22.1 annual crimes per 1,000 residents in the area ... read more»

What it takes to be a successful franchise owner
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:00:26
Owning a real estate franchise can be extremely lucrative -- for the right person. It’s not enough to have real estate experience or cash on hand. It takes a certain kind of personality to successfully open and grow a real estate franchise. Managing broker Doug Wolfe shares his experience in this Q& ... read more»

2 curb appeal ideas that could save your next listing
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:30:24
Curb appeal is considered by many to be the best marketing tactic for selling a respective property, and for good reason. Nothing else, at least that I am aware of, has the potential to attract more prospective buyers than a good looking home. At the very least, a well-maintained front yard will increase exposure and interest, two invaluable aspects of selling a home in a timely and profitable manner ... read more»

Marin, East Bay real estate markets see steady improvements
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:26:17
The normalization of the Bay Area market isn’t limited to San Francisco and Silicon Valley. The Marin County and East Bay real estate markets aren’t climbing as fast in price, while sellers face a more lenient buying process, according to Pacific Union’s second ... read more»

Which Florida counties rank best for real estate investment?
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:08:00
Investing in real estate can have big rewards, but also big risks. When calculating the next place to look for an investment property or aiding a client in the hunt, it's important to consider local economic conditions like business growth, new building permits and gross domestic product (GDP) growth ... read more»

Cook County ranks low nationally but tops in Illinois for real estate investment
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:49:55
Investing in real estate can have big rewards, but also big risks. When calculating the next place to look for an investment property or aiding a client in the hunt, it's important to consider local economic conditions like business growth, new building permits and gross domestic product (GDP) growth ... read more»

6 components of a cohesive content marketing strategy
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:30:23
Today’s homebuyers place a lot of importance on being able to know, like and trust the people they work with. And there are few better ways to build a trusting relationship with a potential client than with content marketing ... read more»

Where do LA, SF counties rank for real estate investment?
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:00:43
Investing in real estate can have big rewards, but also big risks. When calculating the next place to look for an investment property or aiding a client in the hunt, it's important to consider local economic conditions like business growth, new building permits and gross domestic product (GDP) growth ... read more»

Keller Williams working to settle Tim Duncan lawsuit for altered photo
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:59:04
San Antonio Spurs great Tim Duncan may have retired recently, but he’s got some work ahead of him -- or at least, his lawyer does. On July 15, Duncan filed a suit against Robert Elder of Keller Williams Realty, claiming the agent altered and posted an image of Duncan without his approval ... read more»

Redfin: Miami home sales rose in June for first time since November
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 9:58:26
Last month Miami homes hit their highest prices since at least February 2010, when Redfin began tracking the numbers; the median sale price was $260,000, up 7.4 percent in June. Median sale prices in Miami have seen year-over-year increases every month since July ... read more»

Black Knight: Q2 foreclosure starts reach 16-year low
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 9:57:04
Black Knight Financial Services released its First Look report for the second quarter of June 2016, which boasted the lowest level of first-time foreclosure starts in 16 years. Furthermore, prepayment speeds sprung to a 12-month high that mirrors an overall rise in refinance activity driven by historically low interest rates. ... read more»

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