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3-D home of the day: Timeless elegance
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:00:44
Fusion Homes award-winning Renaissance model home is located in the prestigious Sunningdale Green community in London, Ontario. The Renaissance awes visitors with grandness and timeless elegance. The creative use of space offers openness and flow of movement while still maintaining a functionality that eases the routine of daily life ... read more»

Nick Segal on what matters most to luxury buyers
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:45:00
"Do you have the knowledge, and can I trust you, and are you going to care for me?" That applies to any buyer, though, notes Nick Segal, an associate at Partners Trust ... read more»

Top comments of the week: Feb. 8-12
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:36:10
We ran stories this week -- lots of them. You all read them, and you told us what you thought in the comments section. I read the comments you all leave every day, and we've started highlighting the best of the week. Below, in no particular order, are the top comments from the week of February 8- ... read more»

How to sell a luxury property by reverse auction
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:32:07
It's never a fun conversation: Your seller has an elevated idea of the price at which the property should list, and your job is to give them a realistic expectation of what people will pay. Dan Polimino, owner of Keller Williams DTC’s high-end Colorado Dream House Team, felt the time had come to have a chat with his client. He was seven months into marketing an eye-catching, architecturally designed home in Genessee, in the Rocky Mountain foothills near Denver. And he was the second agent to list the house ... read more»

Inman Demo Day – Sphere Ads from Adwerx
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:17:11
Inman Demo Day - Sphere Ads from Adwerx ... read more»

The real estate revolution is here
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:57:07
In Sam DeBord’s recent article, he painted an inaccurate picture of our company, SoloPro. DeBord called us “tech bros” and compared us to “sociopaths” with “money to burn.” Hunched behind the barricades, he, along with a horde of commenters who could benefit from an understanding of our model (and sometimes a spell-check feature and a lesson on decency), defended the traditional real estate model ... read more»

Podcast: How to get serious about your real estate production
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:43:19
Today we're talking with Jean Lewis from the Re/Max Alliance Jen & Jean Team serving the Edwardsville, Illinois, area. Jean has been a licensed real estate agent for 18 years but worked as a hobbyist until she teamed up with her friend and real estate partner, Jennifer Teske ... read more»

Could mortgage rates fall to 2-something?
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:03:17
Freddie Mac reported on Wednesday that 30-fixed mortgages have dropped to the lowest level since early 2013, “3.625 percent plus .5 points.” But rates are really lower than that: a good loan can be had at 3.625 percent without the fractional point and probably a credit versus closing costs. Some cut-rate vendor might touch 3.50 percent (as of Thursday, February 11) ... read more»

CAR reports nearly all Bay Area counties more expensive than LA County
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:00:37
In eight of the nine Bay Area counties home buyers must earn more than $100,000 annually to qualify for the purchase of a median-priced, single-family home. In eight of the nine Bay Area counties, homebuyers must earn more than $100,000 annually to qualify for the purchase of a median-priced, single-family home. ... read more»

How to stay ahead of the curve when your community is growing
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:00:33
According to the most 2015 United Van Lines' annual National Movers Study (released in January 2016), Oregon is the nation's top relocation destination for the third year in a row. The study found that 69 percent of moves to and from Oregon were inbound, and the state has increased inbound migration by 10 percent over the past six years. What does growth like this mean for real estate agents ... read more»

Luxury listing of the day: Sands Point colonial
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:00:25
This classic colonial in Sands Point sits on two-plus acres of lush land that features a tennis court and in-ground swimming pool. It's currently listed $2.99 million with Douglas Elliman ... read more»

Manhattan transaction volume rises in early 2016
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 9:07:04
CityRealty released its Monthly Market Report earlier this week, indicating New York City apartment prices dropped slightly in early 2016 while number of sales increased. Both condo and co-op sales in Manhattan reached $2.1 million, a slight dip from $2.2 million in December. However, the number of sales grew from 862 in December to 1,020 in January ... read more»

Realtor.com’s House Talk offers meeting of the real estate minds
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 9:05:23
The 50 million visitors to realtor.com now have an online community where they can get answers to home-related questions and share homebuying, selling and ownership experiences, the website announced this week ... read more»

NY expert says foreign real estate investors changing strategy
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 8:00:06
The slide in global oil prices has set up a dynamic that has changed the goal of foreign real estate investors who buy in the US. Edward Mermelstein, managing partner of RheemBell & Mermelstein, LLC, has represented high-net-worth international investors, ... read more»

3 ways property management benefits Realtors
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 8:00:01
As a real estate agent, finding the most efficient way of doing things can save you a lot of money, frustration and time. More and more, Realtors are choosing to work with property management companies to help streamline their day-to-day responsibilities and to increase earnings ... read more»

Real estate tech startup accelerator Moderne Ventures announces new class
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 4:00:58
Chicago-based Moderne Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund with a focus on real estate tech startups, just announced the launch of its Accelerator Class today. The seven-month-long class includes three startups headquartered in Chicago and five other startups from across the country ... read more»

Luxury listing: architectural zen masterpiece among the bustle
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 4:00:48
The four-bedroom, seven-bathroom home evokes a sense of calm along the Sunset Strip in bustling Hollywood Hills. The zen-inspired home sits behind a double gated circular driveway offering ample space and privacy ... read more»

Re/Max Regional Services sends Patrick Finnick to Super Bowl 50
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 4:00:30
Recently, I received a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity while attending a Momentum Training Program hosted by Re/Max Regional Services in Atlanta. I was thrilled to win a drawing that day which included an all-expense-paid trip for two to Super Bowl 50, including two Super Bowl tickets, round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations and a spending allowance. My wife, Faye, co-owner of Re/Max Center, was equally excited ... read more»

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