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Real Estate News
Gary Keller sings from the KW mountaintop
Sun, 14 Feb 2016 9:56:46
In a meeting room the size of two football fields, Keller Williams co-founder walked a crowd of 15,000 eager KW agents through an economics and housing market tutorial, starting with interest rates and ending with technology trends ... read more»

Top 10 posts from last week
Sun, 14 Feb 2016 6:00:08
Here were the most popular stories on Inman this past week ... read more»

The week in industry hires and promotions: Feb. 8-12, 2016
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 5:00:36
Who got hired or promoted this week? Here's our weekly rundown, in chronological order ... read more»

Real estate market recap, Feb. 8-12, 2016
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 3:00:51
Here's what happened this week in the real estate market ... read more»

Economic events overseas have a similar feel to a merger of two black holes
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 17:44:09
Markets have found a patch of stability today, the U.S. 10-year Treasury trading at 1.72 percent, which has pulled 30-fixed no-point mortgages down into a range near 3.625 percent. At these levels, only about 0.25 percent above the all-time lows at the end of ... read more»

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, the founder and CEO 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»

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