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Real Estate News
Market pulse: Last week’s top headlines
Mon, 02 May 2016 18:50:07
Arno de Vos, a real estate industry expert hailing from Miami Beach, gives his recap of last week's top stories ... read more»

How a broker in Bend, Ore., connected LinkedIn to its latest product update
Mon, 02 May 2016 15:52:43
I updated my LinkedIn profile on February 29. I was excited to kick off my new gig (really a rebirth of sorts) as a real estate broker. After spending three years in a corporate role, I was ready for some independence. I wanted people in my network to know that I was selling houses again and doing some consulting work in Bend ... read more»

Luxury listing: Hamptons home with condo amenities
Mon, 02 May 2016 12:00:13
This charming home in the Hamptons' Sag Harbor will enable anyone to fully relax, with a heated pool, sauna and extra amenities from neighboring Watchgate condos -- including access to its newly renovated clubhouse, which sits in a 135-year-old factory ... read more»

Housing rebounds in Minneapolis-St. Paul, but unevenly
Mon, 02 May 2016 10:00:20
Low inventory. Rising prices. Bidding wars. Frustrated buyers. These are the hallmarks of the current housing market in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. In the Twin Cities sales are climbing, prices are rising, but inventory is short, experts claim ... read more»

Zillow’s Retsly Connect: The upshot for agents and brokers
Mon, 02 May 2016 9:59:28
Last week, Zillow announced Retsly Connect, which gives real estate agents access to a wide array of MLS management tools. Russ Cofano, Bob Hale and Victor Lund weigh in on how Retsly Connect could influence the real estate industry ... read more»

Home prices in New York state hit new peak in February, report says
Mon, 02 May 2016 9:45:20
Black Knight Financial Services recently released its February 2016 residential real estate transactions report, the Home Price Index (HPI). The report found that home prices in February were up 5.3 percent on an annual basis and increased 0.7 since January. ... read more»

Buyer’s agent: What does that even mean?
Mon, 02 May 2016 9:45:14
There I was on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. I met the seller, Blare, who was in the driveway putting the last touches on his house. He and his wife Mari worked so hard in conjunction with us to convert their house and their guest house into something that is in demand with today's buyer ... read more»

Boomerang buyers on the move?
Mon, 02 May 2016 9:38:40
The U.S. Census Bureau released its homeownership and vacancy rate data for the first quarter of 2016. While homeownership remains relatively stagnant, Gen Xers may be re-entering the market at a higher pace in their recovery from the housing bust. ... read more»

How much income do NYC renters spend on housing?
Mon, 02 May 2016 8:54:52
New York City rents are astronomically high. And for most, the rent is unaffordable to the point where it is eating up the vast majority of take-home pay, says the Global Cities Business Alliance Housing for Inclusive Cities report. For the average worker in the Big Apple, rental costs take up 63.1 percent of monthly paychecks, leaving little wiggle room for other expenses ... read more»

San Francisco in a week: April 25 – April 29
Mon, 02 May 2016 8:00:56
This week's San Francisco news relating to the real estate industry ... read more»

Los Angeles in a week: April 25 – April 29
Mon, 02 May 2016 8:00:41
This week's Los Angeles news relating to the real estate industry ... read more»

Miami in a week: April 25 – April 29
Mon, 02 May 2016 4:00:20
This week's Miami-Dade news relating to the real estate industry. ... read more»

Chicago in a week: April 25 – April 29
Mon, 02 May 2016 4:00:17
This week's Chicagoland news relating to the real estate industry ... read more»

Houston in a week: April 25 – April 29
Mon, 02 May 2016 4:00:00
This week's Houston news relating to the real estate industry ... read more»

4 memorable ways to get referrals from past clients
Mon, 02 May 2016 3:00:57
People who are looking to make a significant life change by purchasing a home will seek the advice of friends and family. If someone is referred to you, he or she will already trust in you because his or her friend or family member did. So how do you make sure past clients are referring you ... read more»

Are Chicago millennials really able to afford homeownership?
Mon, 02 May 2016 2:00:27
Apartment List recently conducted a survey of more than 30,000 renters across the United States, asking questions about their plans for homeownership, affordability, and savings for a down payment. Our research indicates that the vast majority of millennial renters (79 percent) want to purchase a home, but that affordability is the biggest obstacle that they face ... read more»

Video: 6,000 Instagram followers in 10 months, agent tells all
Mon, 02 May 2016 2:00:15
Thanks to consistent, authentic Instagram posts and one key video, Sarah Johnston has built her Instagram following to over 6,000 in just 10 months. And she's having her best sales year in spite of a major down market in Calgary. In our latest episode, Johnston shares her story, the types of content she posts, the best times to post, how to use hashtags on Instagram and much more ... read more»

Will smart home monitoring jeopardize showing privacy?
Mon, 02 May 2016 1:45:02
It's been industry practice, although one not always adhered to, for buyer agents to provide feedback on a listing after touring it with an interested buyer. Smart home monitoring devices may creep into ethics violations if used to secretly glean knowledge. If we're always compromising privacy for information, where does that leave us ... read more»

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