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Trump’s pick to take over consumer watchdog agency as acting director

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 3:53pm
A federal judge today denied a request by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's second-in-command Leandra English to block White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney from taking over as the legal interim head of the consumer watchdog bureau ...
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New York real estate board supports net neutrality

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 3:13pm
The influential state trade group the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) today released a notable late-breaking statement in support of "net neutrality." ...
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Housing execs accused of funding boozy trips with taxpayer money

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 1:40pm
Officials contend that two high-ranking public housing executives in southern Illinois bilked taxpayers out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by using public funds for boozy, all-expense paid trips to Las Vegas, gifts for coworkers and lavish meals ...
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Inman selects Ambassadors for Connect New York 2018

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 1:26pm
Ambassadors are vibrant members of the Inman community who volunteer at each event to make introductions, help new attendees find their way and bring the spirit of connection alive ...
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Connect/Reflect: Meaningful and lasting connections

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 1:20pm
As a local New Yorker, Danielle Garofalo is no stranger to Times Square and has been making the short trip across town to Inman Connect New York every January for several years. We recently asked Danielle to share some of what she’s seen and learned over the years, and what advice and insight she’d give to people looking to make the most of their time during the conference ...
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Airbnb launches new split payment feature for groups

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 12:53pm
Airbnb has just made it easier for groups around the world to split the cost of a short-term rental unit on its platform, adding a feature where members of a group trip can all pay their shares separately when booking ...
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Government says not so fast on CoStar’s ForRent.com acquisition

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 10:02am
The rapid clip at which the CoStar Group has been acquiring competing online property sites hit a snag after the Federal Trade Commission temporarily halted plans to purchase the apartment rental site ForRent.com until both companies provide more information about the deal ...
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Connect/Reflect: Build relationships, solve problems, have fun

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 9:18am
If you’ve been coming to Inman Connect New York for some time, you’ll already know Sean Carpenter well. And if this is your first time, make sure you add him to your list of folks to meet. A long-time advocate of the Connect experience, Sean often acts as an unofficial host for many of the post-session gatherings, happy hours and discussions once the tracks break for the day. We recently spent some time with Sean to understand what keeps Sean coming back to New York every January ...
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Inman Announces the First Round of Sponsors for ICNY18

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 9:00am
Tallahassee, Fla. (Nov. 28, 2017) – Inman® announced the first round of companies that will be sponsoring Inman Connect New York, Jan. 22-26, ...
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Home prices surge 6.2% with ‘no signs of cooling’

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 7:32am
In September home prices rose 6.2 percent, up from 5.9 percent in August, according to The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index, with the highest year-over-year gains recorded in the cities of Seattle, Las Vegas and San Diego. ...
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Real estate daily market update: November 28, 2017

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 6:57am
All the latest real estate market news ...
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The marketing timeline every first-year real estate agent should live by

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 2:45am
When you first get your real estate license, your head may be filled with questions of writing contracts, previewing properties and closing processes. When you ask about these things, however, the answer from brokers and colleagues is usually, “Don’t worry about that. Just worry about getting clients.” ...
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Mobile agent: The 7 best places to write a contract on the go

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 2:30am
Let's face it, being mobile is a necessity for a real estate agent who plans to be around in the future. There are still some agents who believe being mobile still means carrying a laptop around with them, but it is so much more than that, and customers know it when they meet you ...
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How far are sellers going to investigate potential buyers?

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 2:15am
When sellers get multiple offers on their home, my practice is to email every offer to the seller as it comes in, and then I prepare a multiple offer spreadsheet so that they can compare offers side-by-side. I recently met with sellers to go over multiple offers and came to a new realization: sellers are doing their homework on a whole other level ...
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Damage control time: Handling the negative online review

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 2:00am
Did I drop the ball? Yes, I could have done better. But they were at fault as well. My team did everything we could to make them happy, and nothing we did satisfied their requests. I bent over backward for these customers.  ...
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Do more for your agents and you’ll reap the benefits

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 7:00pm
Paul Barbagelata of Barbagelata Real Estate Group and Jennifer Kjellgren of Intown Expert Realty have both cultivated an indie brokerage culture worth chatting about ...
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Connect/Reflect: Growth, strategy and what not to miss

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 5:31pm
Inman Connect New York is right around the corner, taking place at The Marriot Marquis Hotel in Times Square, January 22-26, 2018. With so much on the agenda for the event this time, how do you make sure you’re making the best use of your time, attending the right sessions, and leveraging all the networking opportunities? ...
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Coffee shop jokes about gentrification, ignites backlash

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 5:16pm
A trendy coffee shop in Five Points, one of Denver’s oldest neighborhoods, was roundly criticized for putting out signage that made light of gentrification ...
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Power struggle at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau draws concern from mortgage industry

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 10:24am
A battle for the soul of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) played out Monday inside a federal building in Washington. The real estate industry watched with fascination as White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney sought to wrest power from the agency’s acting director ...
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Real estate daily market update: November 27, 2017

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 9:01am
All the latest real estate market news ...
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