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End-to-end real estate hybrid brokerage Xome is off to a hot start
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:32:41
With over 130,000 registered users and 1.4 million visits, novel end-to-end real estate brokerage and marketplace Xome is off to a hot start since its June debut, according to parent company Nationstar Mortgage Holdings' second-quarter earnings statement ... read more»

Open Door Partners and Realtor Safe Harbor databases promise agent safety
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:23:05
Last September, real estate agent Beverly Carter disappeared after showing a deserted property on the banks of the Arkansas River to an unknown client. Several days later, authorities unearthed her body from a shallow grave 30 miles away. Two people have been charged with capital murder ... read more»

HomeSpotter releases app that combines messaging and home search in one place
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:00:49
When Mobile Realty Apps rebranded as HomeSpotter at the start of the year, the plan was to use the $1.8 million in funding to bring on new developers and give its already existing platform a bit more juice ... read more»

The introvert’s survival guide to Inman Connect 2015 (Part 2)
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:00:35
Inman Connect San Francisco is going to be a blast! You're going, right? While you're there, pay attention to whether the people and energy of the conference environment invigorate and recharge you, or whether you recharge your batteries by relaxing in between sessions ... read more»

New York residential brokers lose confidence in market
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:00:22
Uncertainty over interest rates and a lack of inventory has made New York residential brokers less confident in the market. According to the Real Estate Board of New York’s latest Broker Confidence Index, residential broker confidence decreased to 8.21 during the second quarter, down from 8.86 in the previous quarter ... read more»

3-D home of the day
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:00:08
Country comfort never looked so stylish. Nestled on 1.5 acres of rolling hillside overlooking Silicon Valley, 12932 Brendel Drive in Los Altos Hills, California, offers charm and character alongside the modern amenities of a top-to-bottom remodel ... read more»

Mortgage rates slip below 4 percent
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:59:45
The average 30-year fixed mortgage rate (FRM) has ducked just under 4 percent and is lower than the same time last year, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey ... read more»

NYC real estate agents are pulling off ‘showings on demand’
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:43:00
Like it or not, consumers want showings on demand. And real estate agents in New York City are rising to the challenge, according to a new study released by Naked Apartments ... read more»

Even in robust housing market, some buyers can’t find homes
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:16:08
You’ve finally saved up that down payment. You’re ready to take advantage of low mortgage interest rates. But you can’t find a home in your price range. Unfortunately, you’re not alone ... read more»

Learn the new rules of marketing on the world’s largest social network
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:11:03
It’s no secret: If you want your business to reach people online, then marketing on Facebook isn’t an option — it’s a requirement. With 1 out of every 2 people on the Internet logging into Facebook each month, chances are the people you want to reach are actively engaged on Facebook ... read more»

Why logos aren’t optional — they’re essential
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:00
This week, on Episode 12 of the Modern American Realtor podcast, the brothers brought along Alli Banks, a company designer with loads of experience in the world of logos and aesthetic techniques ... read more»

Millions are returning to the homebuying market — here’s what you should know
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:00:28
There are many who defaulted on their mortgages because of a job loss or personal disaster, who otherwise would have paid responsibly. These defaulted mortgages resulted in short sales or foreclosures. These defaults were the product of decisions made by homeowners in distress -- they aren't representative of the homeowners' character ... read more»

Infographic: 46 percent of millennials plan to buy a home in next 2 years
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 9:45:38
TD Bank examined the first-time homebuyer market and put together this infographic about first-time buyers ... read more»

Rents are skyrocketing — with no sign of slowing down
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 4:00:43
Rental prices throughout the nation rose 6.5 percent year over year in July to $1,155, which is $5 more than June, according to Yardi's Matrix Monthly report for July 2015. ... read more»

Luxury listing of the day: Bellalago on Lake Washington, Seattle
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 3:45:25
When you've got 2.2 acres of land facing Lake Washington, the Seattle skyline and the Olympic Mountains, you'd better put a spectacular structure on that property. It's safe to say that the estate known as Bellalago, located in Bellevue, Washington, and on the market for $32.8 million, fits the bill ... read more»

12-step recovery plan to break your dependence on buying leads
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 3:00:58
The point we'd like to make is that it's a gamble you don't have to take. After all, buyer leads have been popular for only a couple of years, and from the many interviews with top producers we've done online, we've found that successful agents do not buy their leads ... read more»

5 resources you need during a VA loan transaction
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 2:00:05
The VA loan has incredible benefits for those eligible, but it also comes with a few unique requirements. To better serve your VA homebuyers, here are a few resources to help you along the way ... read more»

Swipe left, swipe right: Track expenses easily with Swipefin
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 1:45:58
It took Swipefin CEO Kyle Willis a number of emails to get me seated for a demo. I've been busy. Admittedly, I was hesitant. A search on Apple's app store for "expense tracker" returns 851 results. Why Swipefin ... read more»

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