Seriously underwater homes dropped by 0.8 percent in 2017

Inmannews - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 9:01pm
Attom Data Solutions today released its 2017 U.S. Year-End Home Equity and Underwater analysis, which revealed that the number of seriously underwater properties -- meaning they had a loan-to-value (LTV) of 125+ -- decreased 0.3 percent year-over-year in Q4 2017 to 9.3 percent, the smallest year-over-year decrease in the share of seriously underwater properties since Attom began tracking in Q1 ...
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With housing plentiful, NYC landlords are offering more free rent

Inmannews - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 9:01pm
“But what can I say: I just think it’s a great time if you’re a renter.” ...
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Denver could be axing ‘slot homes’ as soon as March

Inmannews - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 4:05pm
Moratorium on the construction of this unconventional architectural style has been passed by a committee and now awaits approval from the full City Council. ...
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Property developer LeFrak backs ‘insurtech’ startup Jetty

Inmannews - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 1:45pm
Jetty is a startup working to upend insurance and security deposits for renters — and it just got a major vote of confidence from LeFrak ...
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What happened when I Connected: a beautiful meeting of the minds

Inmannews - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 1:07pm
Jessica Botelho has been an active member of the real estate industry since 2005 and lives in Ontario. Her specialty is leading home buyers to an informed decision that will determine which house will be a home. Jessica’s hard work and achievements have been recognized by RE/MAX International, as a recipient of the 100% Club Award and the Executive Club Award in 2012 and 2013. Here’s how Inman Connect New York benefited her this year ...
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6 simple ways to boost your listing’s curb appeal

Inmannews - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 12:38pm
Neglecting to spruce up the exterior of a home before putting it on the market can be a huge mistake. Here are 6 ways to boost your listing's curb appeal ...
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58% of renters believe it’s a good time to buy

Inmannews - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 11:01am
Despite low inventory and high home prices, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Q4 Aspiring Home Buyers Profile says Americans are still holding on to their homeownership goals ...
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Majority of Americans believe home prices will go up

Inmannews - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 9:50am
A majority of Americans believe home prices will go up over the next 12 months, but whether now is a good time to buy or sell is still up for debate, according to a Fannie Mae survey of household decision makers released on Wednesday ...
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Deutsche Bank hit with housing discrimination lawsuit

Inmannews - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 8:05am
Suit claims blight caused by neglected foreclosed properties is "deepening the racial wealth gap and inequality in America." ...
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Real estate hires and promotions: February 2018

Inmannews - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 7:56am
February 2018 is already witnessing an array of real estate industry hires and promotions. Who’s making moves? Which businesses are bringing in new blood or creating fresh positions? Here’s a rundown of some recent HR news across the board ...
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Real estate daily market update: February 7, 2018

Inmannews - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 7:28am
All the latest real estate market news ...
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Former Keller Williams CEO Chris Heller takes over loanDepot’s mello Home

Inmannews - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 7:00am
Former Keller Williams CEO Chris Heller will join loanDepot’s new brand mello Home as CEO, the company announced Wednesday. Mello Home is a new platform and vertical from loanDepot, under parent company LD Holdings. The platform launched at Inman Connect ...
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Texas has more building permits than any other state

Inmannews - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 6:15am
It's been said time and again by economists, housing experts and real estate professionals alike a boost in residential housing starts is the key to meeting high buyer demand and slowing home price growth, which is currently at 6.6 percent year-over-year ...
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Trulia will show listings’ LGBT housing and employment protections

Inmannews - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 6:00am
Trulia already shows homes’ school districts and amenities. Now the real estate search platform is presenting an often more important piece of information alongside that data: legal housing and employment protections for LGBT people. A group of employees at Trulia ...
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How to be the best agent for real estate investors

Inmannews - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 3:00am
I'm sure every agent can remember the first few calls they got from investors. Someone wanting to buy multiple properties a month? Paying cash for all purchases? Easy commissions, right? I'll be rich in no time! Goodbye Toyota, hello Mercedes ...
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3 types of clients who simply aren’t worth your time

Inmannews - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 2:45am
If you’re not putting time and energy toward giving your clients an amazing experience they won’t soon forget, you’re not putting yourself in a position to grow your business down the road ...
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Will 2018 be a better year for credit-challenged buyers?

Inmannews - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 2:30am
In survey after survey, frustrated first-time buyers rank getting qualified for a mortgage among the top barriers that keep them from owning a home. After years of limited options, buyers with less than good credit but the commitment to improve will finally get a break ...
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Harbor launches with $10M to make cryptocurrency legit for real estate

Inmannews - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 2:54pm
Backed by white-hot venture capital firm Fifth Wall, Harbor is making a new open source 'R-Token' to help other startups comply with regulations ...
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A-Rod: How to turn real estate investing into a home run

Inmannews - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 1:39pm
Be confident in multifamily home investment, seek out underserved residential areas, and prepare for an uncertain second half of ...
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The more Opendoor succeeds, the more competitors will emerge

Inmannews - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 12:48pm
As Opendoor's success heightens, more incumbents will be forced to react, and when they do, it will harm Opendoor’s growth and profitability ...
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