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Real Estate News
The week in industry hires and promotions: September 19-23, 2016
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 6:00:05
Who got hired or promoted this week? Here's our weekly rundown, in chronological order ... read more»

Real estate market recap, September 19-23, 2016
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 4:00:40
Here's what happened this week in the real estate market ... read more»

Houzz tour: chic living room makeover for a temporary space
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:00:00
The couple living in this house knew they would be here only for a year or two, but that didn’t mean they couldn’t have a stylish home. Designer Natasha Jansz created a living room in the 40s bungalow that reflects them as a couple and fits their lifestyle, which includes a baby and a dog ... read more»

The Fed will hike rates again in December — here’s why
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:37:50
The important developments involving this week's Fed meeting first, the how and why later: August was a lousy U.S. economic month, and long-term rates are back down, mortgages on the low side of 3.50 percent, and the 10-year T-note at 1.61 percent, its lowest since September ... read more»

California teachers left behind in precipitous price recovery
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:20:18
Living in a costly state like California, where home prices are through the roof, affording a place to live on a teacher salary is nearly impossible – especially in the Bay Area ... read more»

Selling time continues to drop for the Chicagoland suburbs
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:59:10
Empty nesters looking to downsize or families looking to trade up in the Chicagoland suburbs, take note: Every month this year, homes spent less time on the market compared to the year prior, according to data from The Mainstreet Organization of Realtors (MORe) ... read more»

Is a lack of appraisers causing real estate closing delays?
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:36:30
Have you noticed a sudden shift in the amount of time it takes a house to get to close? It's not your imagination: New data from Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance indicates that the share of home purchases that closed on time has declined recently. What's going on? According to Campbell, many real estate agents are "pointing to delays caused by slow appraisals." ... read more»

BRP Companies begins construction on East NY affordable housing
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:00:07
As part of a nearly $200 million affordable housing enterprise, BRP Companies recently celebrated the rehabilitation of 468 low-income apartments and broke ground on 242 new units, named Livonia Commons (L2), in East New York ... read more»

DC home prices up 9.8 percent in August, sales surged 25 percent
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:58:34
Washington D.C. home prices increased 9.8 percent in August from a year earlier to a median sale price of $576,500. August sales surged 24.8 percent compared to last year. Some of the sales surge may be attributed to closings that were pushed into August from July, which had fewer business days than normal ... read more»

7 objections you’ll have to overcome to get to the top
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:33:55
In my early 30s, a group of executives decided to overhaul the strategic direction of my team, and I wasn’t even in the room. One day, my team was working on a certain project, and the next, we were working on something else ... read more»

Home values and rents rising across major metros as inventory continues to fall
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:01:48
For the first time since 2011, incomes are rising at a faster pace than home values, according to recent data released by the U.S. Census Bureau and reported by Zillow. The report shows home values rose at a 5 percent annual rate while incomes grew by 5.2 percent ... read more»

Bill Lublin joins Episode 3 of PROVOKE, Inman’s live weekly chat
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:23:31
Things got heated again this week as Danielle Riley and Brad Inman discussed this week's top stories with special guest Bill Lublin ... read more»

Brace yourself for a shot in the ARM (adjustable-rate mortgage)
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 9:02:09
It has been a while since adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) were topical. Adjustable-rate mortgages have been a sleepy market ever since the Fed went to zero eight years ago, at about the same time that extensive ARM abuse in the bubble stopped. And their basic structures are far older than the experience of most borrowers today ... read more»

What would real estate look like without MLSs? A lesson in branding
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 9:00:16
LAS VEGAS -- Picture the logo of the U.S. Postal Service. What do you feel? "We all touch the U.S. Postal Service every single day, but if you’re like me, it’s something you either feel a mild sense of dread about or you don’t think about it at all," Brian Boero told attendees at the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) conference Thursday ... read more»

Realtor.com appoints new national vice president of industry relations
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 8:19:09
A new role at realtor.com -- the property portal owned and operated by News Corp. subsidiary Move, Inc. -- will focus specifically on the top MLSs in the country. Who's filling those shoes? David Phillips, who was most recently the CEO at Pennsylvania Association of Realtors ... read more»

Video listing of the day: A horse lover’s dream
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 3:00:57
Accessible by automatic gates, this rancho radiates a lifestyle unlike any other -- starting with the picturesque Centennial Farms inspired barn and towering palms and ending with the two updated homes, one dating back to ... read more»

52 everyday safety tips for real estate agents and brokers
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 3:00:30
We've been thinking about agent safety all month, from our special report about how safe agents feel on the job to contributed articles about open-house safety and beyond. This list is compiled from a variety of resources -- the articles on Inman's real estate agent safety resource page (which we update regularly), assorted sources online and my own experience taking and assisting in a women's self-defense course ... read more»

Top comments of the week Sept. 19-23
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 2:15:42
Top comments from across the site that stood out to the Inman News editorial staff. ... read more»

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