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Real Estate News
Amid gentrification, a ‘new’ Washington, D.C. emerges
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 3:00:57
Today, Washington, D.C., ranks among the nation’s most thriving and vibrant cities. While the rest of the country got hammered by the Great Recession of 2008 and struggled to recover eight years later, a remarkable inversion occurred in Washington, ... read more»

Blue state buyers swing to red state rentals
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 2:30:43
Third generation real estate developer Adam Whitmire realizes this is not his father’s housing market. “Because of the financing -- because of the availability of technology and the information, it allows us to connect to local boots on the ground, evaluate them and their performance, and evaluate markets because of the data,” said Whitmire ... read more»

3 real estate tech movers and shakers turning heads
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 2:25:19
A flurry of software updates and new product news came rolling in to the tech review inbox last week ... read more»

7 tips for being a buzzworthy Inman Connect panelist
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 2:00:24
The first thing panelists need to realize is that they’re not giving a “presentation.” Too many industry “panels” are really just a series of individual talks: one panelist goes for five or 10 minutes, then the next panelist goes and so on. Boring! ... read more»

25 holiday marketing ideas for real estate agents
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 1:30:05
'Tis the season to show your clients you appreciate their business. Real estate agents are making their lists and checking them twice, but what do you give those clients who’ve been naughty and nice? ... read more»

5 tech tools I can’t do real estate business without
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 1:20:42
Visionary Home Group's LeRoy Romero and Realty Commander's Randy Tobbe name five tools that they rely on to make the real estate dream work. Among the apps and lead generators, the last one mentioned is a fairly low-tech smartphone feature you may have forgotten comes in handy during home visits ... read more»

The insider clickbait secrets for real estate marketing on steroids
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 1:00:35
What makes a reader click on an ad, or better yet, pick up the phone and call you? Clickbait headlines generate high click rates because they connect emotionally -- now, so can you ... read more»

Daily market update: December 5, 2016
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 0:00:09
Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ... read more»

The week in industry hires and promotions: November 28-December 2, 2016
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 6:00:07
Who got hired or promoted this week? Here's our weekly rundown, in chronological order ... read more»

Real estate market recap, November 28-December 2, 2016
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 5:00:23
Here's what happened this week in the real estate market ... read more»

The week in real estate industry deals: Nov. 28-Dec. 2
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 4:00:20
While real estate agents chase leads and close deals on houses, there's another level of deal-making that takes place within the real estate industry: mergers, acquisitions, integrations and partnerships. We'll be recapping every week's noteworthy deals that didn't make it into print (and some that did) for your perusal. Here are this week's ... read more»

Interest-rate spike seems to be flattening — but the move up isn’t over
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:25:40
The interest-rate fever has broken for the moment. The 10-year T-note touched a two-year high yesterday at 2.45 percent, mortgages 4.25 percent. Both improved a bit today ... read more»

2 potential economic realities for Donald Trump in 2017
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:11:59
I’ve been analyzing economies and markets since the 1970s, and this is easily the least predictable. So, call it what you will -- chicken or rigged -- there are two equally probable outcomes for what President-elect Donald Trump's economy might look like in ... read more»

Realtor.com operator sells TigerLeads to Commissions Inc.: sources
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 8:08:58
Realtor.com operator Move Inc. has sold lead-generation company TigerLeads to customer relationship management (CRM) system provider Commissions Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed ... read more»

What Opendoor’s Uber-like funding round means for real estate
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 6:55:08
Opendoor's deployment of $320 million in equity funding and $400 million in debt will send shockwaves across the industry, perhaps most by popularizing new technology and business practices ... read more»

How technology is putting a new spin on fix-and-flip financing
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 3:00:02
Residential real estate investment is going through a period of resurgence. Single family home and condo flips hit a six-year peak in the second quarter of 2016, with 51,434 projects completed. That represents a 14 percent increase over the previous quarter. The number of investors flipping homes reached its highest level since Q2 ... read more»

The issues in real estate that no one likes talking about
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 2:50:48
Realtors Anne Jones and Marguerite Giguere discuss getting past surface-level conversation and asking hard questions of the industry ... read more»

Why real estate agents should be using Instagram for Business
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 2:30:09
With Instagram making innovations such as Instagram Stories and Instagram for Business, it's crucial for real estate agents to take advantage of the visual social media platform. In this week’s video, Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates discusses the benefits of Instagram for Business. ... read more»

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