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Real Estate News
Wages growing, but jobs data part of forecasting woes
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 16:55:03
Compressed verdict: mortgages are slightly higher than the 3.75 percent bottoms in the last two weeks, now close to 3.875 percent. But nothing has really changed: the Fed and the global economy are in a unique pickle, the outside a mess, the U.S. economy plodding along ... read more»

Video listing of the day: Point Roberts
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:00:17
Soak in the sun, enjoy aquatic activities and experience breathtaking sunsets at this Point Roberts retreat presented by Brazen Sotheby's International Realty. Through the entryway into the main part of the home, you will encounter an open and flowing floor plan with tile countertops and floors combined with whitewashed wood walls and ceilings that capture true beach character. ... read more»

Meredith Martin: ‘Luxury is something timeless that has quality’
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:45:34
The Paragon Real Estate Group agent says the next big luxury market is going to be Austin, Texas, and talks about her most embarrassing real estate moment ... read more»

Podcast: How to become a luxury real estate leader
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:37:36
We're joined by Michael Gordon from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, serving the Philadelphia metro area. The Gordon team has achieved over $1.25 billion in career sales, and exceeded $159 million in 2014 annual sales ... read more»

Park Lane Hotel renovation put on hold
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:05:32
The Park Lane Hotel, situated at 36 Central Park South and acquired in 2013 for $660 million, remains open to the public as plans for conversion are put on hold. New owner and developer Steven Witkoff originally planned to demolish the hotel and build a complex consisting of both hotel rooms and condominiums, but Manhattan’s oversupply of luxury listings has dimmed demand in the local real estate sphere ... read more»

50 crazy facts about Super Bowl 50 and real estate
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:00:36
We know it's the Denver Broncos versus the Carolina Panthers in San Francisco at the 2016 Super Bowl, but how do the cities stack up? Find out here ... read more»

Aimee Fink of Douglas Elliman named NY1’s New Yorker of the Week
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 10:57:16
Douglas Elliman broker Aimee Fink was recently named NY1’s “New Yorker of the Week” for her outstanding devotion to community and volunteer work. Not only is Fink an enthusiastic licensed real estate professional, she integrates her occupation with her passion – giving back to those in need in New York City ... read more»

ZIP code profile: 90262
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 10:00:56
The 90262 ZIP code comprises the Lynwood neighborhood along the intersection of Interstates 710 and 105. The area is home to the St. Francis Medical Center and hugs right along the Los Angeles River. ... read more»

Where is California’s least expensive town for renters, according to FindTheHome
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 10:00:51
Major U.S. Census Bureau surveys show that 2014 marked 10 years of consecutive renter household growth. And, according to the Housing Vacancy Survey, this trend is on track to continue. More people are choosing to rent, even as they enter their “home-buying” years ... read more»

Bay Area Intero Foundation supported 35 charities in 2015
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 10:00:31
The Intero Foundation, a non-profit organization benefiting children in need, recently announced that it provided 35 charities in and near the Bay Area with support in 2015. Those grants totaled more than $300, ... read more»

Will mortgage rates fall in 2016?
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 10:00:17
Here we go again. Another year lies ahead and with it the widespread view that mortgage rates will surely climb. After all, the Federal Reserve has started to increase the rate banks pay to borrow funds overnight, and the economy appears stronger. So it seems logical that mortgage rates will follow ... read more»

Top comments of the week: Jan. 29-Feb. 4
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 9:49:52
We have the best readers on the planet -- I really believe that. Inman readers are engaged, focused and just plain entertaining. I read the comments you all leave every day, and we thought we'd start highlighting the best of the week. Below, in no particular order, are the top comments from the week of January 29-February 4. ... read more»

Realtor.com is ‘transforming the character of News Corp.,’ says Thomson
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 9:40:06
It feels like an understatement to say that News Corp. Chief Executive Officer Robert Thomson is bullish on the future of realtor.com. News Corp. is the parent corporation of such companies as Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal -- and Move, Inc., which operates the real estate portal realtor.com. And the portal is clearly one of the jewels in News Corp.'s fiscal crown ... read more»

Houston and Chicago named top moving destinations by Penske
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 9:00:21
Houston and Chicago were recently named the 7th and 10th top moving destinations for 2015 by a Penske Truck Rental Report. This would appear to be good news for both metros; however, the ranking is somewhat deceiving and doesn't speak to the economical situations in either metro ... read more»

ZIP code profile: 33313
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 8:00:56
The 33313 ZIP code comprises the Lauderhill neighborhood near Sunrise and Plantation. The area hugs along Florida's Turnpike and includes the Sunrise Country Club and the Lauderhill Mall. The ZIP is just south of three other country clubs: Woodlands Country Club, Inverrary Country Club and Springtree Golf Club. ... read more»

Where is Texas’ least expensive town for renters, according to FindTheHome
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 8:00:31
Major U.S. Census Bureau surveys show that 2014 marked 10 years of consecutive renter household growth. And, according to the Housing Vacancy Survey, this trend is on track to continue. More people are choosing to rent, even as they enter their “home-buying” years ... read more»

ZIP code profile: 22401
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 8:00:14
The 22401 ZIP code comprises the Fredericksburg area along Interstate 95 and the Rappahannock River. The University of Mary Washington is located within the ZIP's borders. The area also covers the Old Mill Park and hugs alongside the John Lee Pratt Memorial Park. ... read more»

How will federal mandate for luxury buyer disclosures change the NYC market?
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 6:54:33
News of the National Treasury Department's mandate last Wednesday has spread throughout the luxury real estate sphere, but will the call for title companies to identify high-end real estate transactions have a large enough impact on agents in Manhattan to cause an uproar ... read more»

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