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Horacio LeDon joins Partners Trust as head of new development
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 2:59:35
There is a lot of new on the horizon for Partners Trust. The firm recently opened a retail design boutique under its office to attract locals, and now it's bringing in new talent by hiring Horacio LeDon to head up the firm's new development segment ... read more»

Sell guidance, not access, and other tips for modern-day agents
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 2:45:07
Yossi Langer, the product design executive and UX strategist at Iteration Group in Los Angeles, talked about the big trends in text messaging and home sales at Inman Connect San Francisco ... read more»

The top 3 accounting mistakes real estate agents make
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 2:05:16
Failing to take your accounting seriously can lead to some big issues down the road. It’s worth taking the time to fully understand your particular tax situation and to optimize your accounting process ... read more»

How virtual experiences are shaping home shopping
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 2:00:02
Technology is omnipresent. It has made its way into nearly every aspect of our lives. This is especially true for those of us in the real estate industry. Technology has made potential buyers much more accessible, and it allows real estate professionals to show off their listings with more details than ever before ... read more»

5 red flags that can kill a real estate deal
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 1:20:15
Little red flags do not mean a deal is going down the toilet. But put together, warning signs can add up and trigger a big flush. ... read more»

Why most real estate agents fail (and 8 tips for success)
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 1:15:52
Keeping on top of emails, prospecting, presentations, deadlines, paperwork, industry information, client meetings, your marketing approach -- it's a lot to do, even for the savviest agents. What’s their secret? Making a plan and acting on it ... read more»

Mortgage fraud rate rising annually, report shows
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 1:00:32
Property analytics provider CoreLogic released its annual mortgage fraud trend report this month, showing fraudulent activity was up marginally in the second quarter of this year compared to the same period last year ... read more»

Podcast: 20 success secrets the world won’t tell you (Part 4)
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 0:30:01
When you get your real estate license, no one tells you that others will try to rain on your parade. Nobody tells you that you have to keep learning and knowing your numbers on a daily basis ... read more»

Daily market update: September 27, 2016
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 0:00:37
Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ... read more»

NYC metro residences rank high in negative equity, CoreLogic says
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:51:44
Corelogic's quarterly equity report shows 548,000 residential properties in the U.S. regaining equity in the second quarter of 2016, while the total number of mortgaged residential properties with equity sat at 47.2 million ... read more»

Are home values higher in red states or blue states?
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:11:49
Aided by the FiveThirtyEight election forecast, House Canary examined home prices in all 50 states and then compared them to the political leanings within the state ... read more»

Election season is always wild in swing states, but so are home prices
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:04:02
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will go/went head-to-head for the first time at Hofstra University's Hempstead campus in New York in the first of three presidential debates. According to a Trulia survey, if Republican presidential nominee Trump wins the election, home prices will go up. More people think prices will go up with Trump than if Democratic nominee Clinton wins. ... read more»

Community spotlight: Seabrook, Texas
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:14:14
Nestled on the southeast corner of Houston adjacent to Galveston Bay sits Seabrook, a small and affordable waterfront community that was fairly recently integrated into the greater Houston metro ... read more»

ZIP code profile: 94708
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:00:56
The 94708 ZIP code comprises parts of Berkeley and Kensington. The area sits in Alameda County, about a 25 minute drive from Oakland and 40 minutes from San Francisco, and sits right next to the University of California, Berkeley and Tilden Regional Park ... read more»

ZIP code profile: 60419
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:30:13
The 60419 ZIP code comprises part of Dolton, a Cook County village that is about a 30 minute drive from Chicago. According to U.S. Census data, the area is inhabited predominantly by African Americans, and it and borders the Little Calumet River ... read more»

Who should be the next National Association of Realtors CEO?
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:16:49
When you walk the streets of New York City, so many people have dogs that you must carefully sidestep the poop even though New Yorkers are mindful about picking up their crap. That’s what it must be like to run the National Association of Realtors, where messes and surprises are routine with one million independent real estate agents as stakeholders ... read more»

Realogy appoints new president/COO
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:45:03
The largest residential real estate company in the United States has appointed a president and chief operating officer -- a newly appointed role ... read more»

When is the best season to buy a home?
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:23:08
Timing is everything, especially with a major investment like a home purchase. Given that every market fluctuates slightly different depending on the season, gauging the opportune moment is tough. However, a homebuying study from NerdWallet shows the best time to buy is generally in the wintertime ... read more»

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