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Luxury listing: solarium in Sutton Place
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 9:00:53
This Manhattan condo sits in the former Sutton Hotel and comes with a modern furniture collection curated by architect Edward Asfour of Asfour Guzy. The fully-furnished apartment also features a magnificent solarium, complete with south, east and north exposures of the city ... read more»

ZIP code profile: 20685
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 9:00:51
The 20685 ZIP code comprises the Maryland communities of Saint Leonard, Calvert Beach, Long Beach and Wallville, about an 80 minute drive southeast of Washington D.C. The quiet area sits inside Calvert County and is known for its collection of antique dealers and independent businesses. ... read more»

Houston employee healthcare firm acquired by national group
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 9:00:45
As a leading Houston employee healthcare firm, The Stevenson Group has been associated with the local construction industry for over four decades. Now, the local firm is part of Digital Benefit Advisors, a national benefits organization ... read more»

California home prices expected to climb even higher annually
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 9:00:41
CoreLogic's June report finds that loan refinancing doesn't make sense for a lot of current homeowners in the U.S. Forecasts predict mortgage rates will increase this year, so CoreLogic used its data to determine refinancing conditions, mortgage denial rates and the overall health of the housing market throughout the nation ... read more»

55places.com bridges online search and brokerage services
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 8:20:23
His laptop may have been held together with duct tape, but Bill Ness had an idea that was perfectly intact. As his brainchild 55places.com reaches nearly a decade of existence, it remains rooted in Chicagoland but has achieved national reach. The site currently houses around 1,600 active adult community listings across the nation searchable online and captures about 25,000 unique visitors daily ... read more»

Ailing Bovision becomes a property search pioneer
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 8:00:12
The former property classifieds is transforming itself in the shadow of the Schibsted-Hemnet deal. Bovision in Sweden is transforming itself from an ailing real estate vertical into a property search engine -- the first of its kind in the country. The company has launched a test site and is looking to grow from its current small team of two employees ... read more»

S&P/Case-Shiller: Spring home prices keep racing full speed ahead
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 7:11:57
Wise men say that what goes up must come back down, but home prices still haven't gotten the memo. New monthly numbers from the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index indicate that home prices are still rising, with no sign of slowing down anytime soon ... read more»

Why Facebook groups are the worst place for agents to get advice
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 7:00:51
There are hundreds of real estate-related groups for networking, tech advice, mastermind discussions and just for fun or venting. Wherever real estate professionals gather -- online or in person -- you’re sure to hear similar requests for help ... read more»

Hispanic homeowner pool is rapidly growing
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 7:00:27
Growth in homeownership is coming on strong from Hispanic homebuyers, according to a new report. The Hispanic Wealth Project recently released a report finding the homeownership growth rate among Hispanics outpaces every other racial demographic, citing data from the Census Bureau's Housing Vacancies and Homeownership Survey. ... read more»

Illinois real estate summer forecast shows steady growth
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 7:00:27
Although inventory has tightened year-over-year, the Illinois real estate market continues to topple last year's numbers, according to a report from the Illinois Realtors. With lower availability than last year, the demand for homes continues to grow, providing sellers the advantage as summer begins ... read more»

Why using Snapchat for more than marketing is beneficial
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 6:00:13
Dustin Brohm of SearchSaltLakeCity.com joins Homesnap's Gayle Weiswasser to talk about using Snapchat to create both marketing content and fun social media to build a strong set of followers -- who can easily turn into clients -- without making them feel pressured ... read more»

Redfin assigns ‘Opportunity Scores’ to properties in partnership with ‘The Opportunity Project’
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 5:00:11
In partnership with a White House initiative, Redfin has unveiled property ratings designed to help consumers pinpoint homes that offer short, low-cost commutes to lots of jobs. Redfin's "Opportunity Scores" are meant, in part, to promote economic mobility, though whether they actually do may be a matter of debate ... read more»

7 trends that will make or break traditional real estate
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 4:00:52
For 2016, real estate industry players are encouraged to explore the emerging millennial buyers, the power of digital marketing and the popularity of shared working spaces ... read more»

Podcast: 4 reduction rules for when the price is wrong
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 3:00:49
Your seller insisted on a higher list price -- and now the home is just sitting. How do you get the much-needed price reduction without being shown the door? Before the seller gets the chance to fire you, make sure you're not the one committing real estate malpractice by not communicating with them first ... read more»

How sellers can catch the first-time buyer wave this summer
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 2:00:34
The spring real estate market has been one of the busiest in nearly a decade, with homes moving the fastest since the start of the housing recovery, and asking prices reaching record highs. As the summer market heats up, first-time homebuyers are expected to make significant contributions to the already-impressive buyer pool, catapulting demand higher than it has been in years ... read more»

First-time homebuyers facing backlash of improving housing market
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 1:00:15
Buying a home for a first-timer is exciting. Aside from the actual transaction, the hunt for a home and figuring out wants versus needs is part of the process. And then, when you do secure that home, it's nothing short of a celebration for you and your client. However, an increasing problem for first-time homebuyers scouring the bottom price tiers of homes is competition ... read more»

Daily market update: June 28, 2016
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 0:00:18
Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ... read more»

What we know (and don’t know) about the impact of Brexit
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:51:04
The decision of the British public to leave the European Union is a historic one for many reasons, not least of which was the almost uniform belief that there was absolutely no way that the public would vote to dissolve a partnership that had been in existence since the UK became a member nation back in ... read more»

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