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Climate change will plunge the real estate industry into chaos

Inmannews - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 2:13pm
NASA climate scientist Mika Tosca explains how more wildfires and more flooding will spell big trouble for properties around the world in the coming decades ...
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Keycafe hubs convert shops, bars and delis into key storage

Inmannews - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 1:54pm
Security and convenience are often at war. And one major area where they intersect in real estate is in the shuffling of keys, whether they're being transferred to open the doors for a home tour, cleaning service or short-term guest ...
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Mortgage fraud: Are you part of the problem?

Inmannews - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:34am
There are lies and there are damn lies. Lies like the little white ones borrowers sometimes utter to improve their incomes just enough to qualify, or perhaps qualify for a better rate. And there are the whoppers some agents tell to, well, fleece unsuspecting clients ...
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The biggest legal risks for real estate teams

Inmannews - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:00am
Do you require team members to use a specific type of software, hold open houses on certain days, or attend regular meetings at your office? If so, the labor laws consider your team members to be employees not independent contractors.  ...
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Where does Purplebricks stand one month after its U.S. launch?

Inmannews - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 2:55am
Purplebricks, the online agent that has seen massive success while battering the incumbents in the U.K. market, launched in the U.S. about one month ago. Let’s take a deeper look at its launch, its tactics, the numbers and its next targets ...
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The battle for New York rentals: Zillow’s StreetEasy versus the industry

Inmannews - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 2:30am
The battle lines have been drawn, but the end is far from uncertain. And the ramifications for the rest of the real estate classified industry in the United States could be far-reaching ...
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Post-hurricane investing: How to look for win-win opportunities

Inmannews - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 2:15am
There have been (unlucky) 13 hurricanes so far in 2017 at the time of this article. Harvey, Irma and Maria have been the big three, causing massive devastation throughout Texas, Florida and the Caribbean, with especially destructive effects in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands ...
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6 housewarming gifts buyers will actually use

Inmannews - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 2:00am
Your clients just bought a new home and couldn’t be happier. What better way to congratulate them than to give them a great housewarming gift? Selecting something they'll actually like isn’t always easy though, especially if you don’t know them well ...
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This fire map is a safe way for NorCal residents to check their home

Inmannews - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 7:00pm
Amid the destruction and sorrow caused by the Northern California wildfires, it seems a bit of positive news has surfaced: firefighters have been successful in containing 60 percent of the two largest fires, and weather reports indicate a chance of rain that could help extinguish additional flames. This news may leave residents anxious to return home -- and many have already begun doing so -- but there's a safer way to assess neighborhood damage: a satellite fire map ...
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Real estate tracking app demo: Hacker Connect

Inmannews - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 6:00pm
Is the Dominos tracking app better than any real estate tracking app out there? Believe it or not, the answer to that questions used to be "yes". Fortunately, Shane Farkas of The Agency and Jess Martin of First.io took the Inman Stage to explain how their new app is going to take the anxiety out of the real estate transaction by tracking every step of the way ...
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Opendoor’s buying homes at a rate of $100M per month

Inmannews - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 4:01pm
Opendoor, a three-year-old San Francisco startup that uses technology to quickly buy and resell homes, reports that it's reached a $1.3 billion annual purchase rate, which rounds out monthly home purchases at about $100 million ...
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Pacific Union International acquires Empire Realty

Inmannews - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:54pm
This is the third acquisition in the last 10 months for Pacific Union, following its merger with Beverly Hills firm Partners Trust in August ...
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5 drywall texture techniques to create the perfect vibe

Inmannews - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:15pm
From the lightest of stipples to the heaviest of Mediterranean swirls, the texture on your walls and ceilings does a lot to create your home's specific look and feel. It can also be a fun way to change your home's appearance ...
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Poll: Will you upgrade to the iPhone X?

Inmannews - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 1:41pm
Tell us if you're planning to pony up for Apple's new $999 gadget ...
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How the mortgage tax break widens the racial divide

Inmannews - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:31pm
The mortgage interest deduction (MID) is one of the biggest drivers of racial housing inequality, a new report says. The report, published by the Institute on Assets and Social Policy at Brandeis University’s Heller School (IASP) and National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), comes on the heels of a recent report by Apartment List that found the federal government pays out more than twice as much to homeowners through MID than it spends on public housing programs ...
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The Inman Files: Who is getting rich in real estate?

Inmannews - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:26pm
I have contacted Forbes Magazine about their Top 400 Richest People list because they obviously made an editing error, a grave omission. No one (almost no one) is included from the real estate services or real estate portal space. How could that be with well over $100 billion in real estate transaction fees and $15 billion in advertising spending floating around ...
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Zillow’s ‘Bridge Listing Input’: New name, old tool?

Inmannews - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:56am
Compose, a key component of Bridge Interactive, has been rebranded as Bridge Listing Input with no apparent significant changes to the tool ...
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Wildfires take toll on precious California housing

Inmannews - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:33am
Housing in beautiful wine country was already scarce before flames ravaged 245,000 acres across Northern California and burned down 5,700 structures in their path. Real estate agents in the region are already witnessing the effects of heightened demand.  ...
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Fight, flee or adapt: Rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey

Inmannews - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 9:07am
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, mounds of sodden building materials lined the streets of Houston and other flooded areas. As residents began the long process of rebuilding, the storm’s unprecedented flooding rekindled a long-running debate in the Houston area over the best way to move forward: rebuild, leave or adapt ...
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How to make the perfect holiday cards for clients

Inmannews - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:55am
Come October, businesses begrudgingly remember that they have to send out cards for Christmas. Scratch that, for the holidays. Then comes the poking around online looking for something that won’t offend anyone. But it doesn’t have to be that way ...
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