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Precision directions and mapping company Mapfit announces new CEO

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 11:00am
Jeroen Seghers will lead the two-year-old startup on its quest to provide consumers with the "last 10 feet" of directions, down to specific doorways and floors.
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MLS-Touch app now available to California Regional MLS members

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 10:56am
If you’re one of the 93,500 members of the California Regional MLS, you can now download the MLS-Touch app for sharing listings on your phone free of cost.
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Xome buys Mortgage Solutions from Assurant for $35M

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 9:18am
The deal will give the Lewisville, Texas-based Xome control of all of Assurant's Mortgage Solutions products and services geared toward lenders, mortgage brokers, investors, and property managers...
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Mortgage rates leap to fourth highest level of the year

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 7:03am
Mortgages rates rose for the second consecutive week, according to the latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey from Freddie Mac. 
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Wells Fargo to pay $2.09B in subprime mortgage settlement

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 6:39am
Banking giant Wells Fargo agreed Wednesday to pay $2.09 billion in fines for originating subprime mortgages that it knew contained misstate income information in the run-up to the financial crisis.
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How can the real estate industry help wildfire victims in California?

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 6:20am
More than a dozen wildfires are currently burning through California, headlined by the destructive Carr fire in Shasta and Trinity counties.
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The buyer’s agent home inspection cheat sheet

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 2:27am
The cost of property inspections can present a major outlay for buyers already facing daunting down payments, closing costs and loan fees. Here's your cheat sheet for explaining which inspections are essential and which are not.
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Keeping it real: A luxe broker’s thoughts on Zillow, hashtags and gifting

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 2:00am
On this edition of “Keeping it real,” a recurring series on Inman, Peter Lorimer talks Zillow, hashtags and the genius of gifting with Evabot.
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WATCH: How to stay positive when toxicity is everywhere

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 1:00am
Tara-Nicholle Nelson explained how Trump, Facebook and the #MeToo movement are co-creating a more beautiful world at ICSF.
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WATCH: What are the trends in real estate today?

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 2:38pm
An expert panel discussed politics, technology and commissions in a wide-ranging conversation at Inman Connect San Francisco
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This group wants to create a definitive record of everything that happens to every property

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 2:09pm
The nonprofit Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) has formed a new workgroup to develop a system for tracking when property is listed, showed, sold, transferred and more.
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These companies want every property to have a blockchain token

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 2:05pm
RESAAS wants to create CarFax for real estate using blockchain — with agents creating tokens for their own past and present listings.
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Real estate’s wake-up call: It’s about consumers, not agents

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 1:48pm
Real estate technology should not be focused on the relationship between tech and the agent, but rather the consumer experience during the real estate transaction. When will tech companies, and the real estate industry as a whole, understand this?
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WATCH: How top producers are serving as wealth managers for their clients

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 1:01pm
The best real estate agents are those who are becoming wealth managers for their clients. Hear top producers at Inman Connect San Francisco explain how it’s done.
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NAR cuts Chief Technology Officer Mark Lesswing

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 11:17am
The National Association of Realtors let go 17-year veteran Mark Lesswing as its chief technology officer, CEO Bob Goldberg said in a letter Tuesday.
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Coldwell Banker Coastal Alliance acquires Main Street Realtors, launches 100% commission plan

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 11:04am
Coldwell Banker Coastal Alliance (CBCA) is acquiring Main Street Realtors and launching a 100 percent commission plan in Southern California, the company on Wednesday announced.
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The number of consumers going without real estate agents is rising: Study

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 10:10am
Real estate agents and their brokerage companies have their work cut out for them if they want to remain relevant, according to a study from J.D. Power.
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Shortage ending? High-end housing inventory surges

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 9:27am
While inventory of homes worth below $200,000 is down 15.6 percent nationally, it is up 5.7 percent for homes worth above $350,000, according to a report.
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HomeKeepr launches embeddable home services search widget for agent websites

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 6:08am
HomeKeepr now brings the database of recommended home services professionals directly to an agent's website through a search widget.
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Zillow Offers is coming to Denver this fall

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 5:00am
Zillow is bringing its online homebuying and selling program to Denver sometime this fall, the company announced on Wednesday.
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