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Don’t buy these beloved architectural icons now up for sale

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 12:47pm
These beautiful homes are significant architectural gems, no doubt, but historic money pits nonetheless. They're on the market, but be wary.
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iBuyers react to Opendoor’s acquisition of Open Listings

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 12:37pm
Inman asked iBuyers Knock, Offerpad and Felix Homes to offer thoughts on Opendoor's acquisition of Open Listings, a deal that instantly raises the stakes.
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LGBT+ couples are buying houses like never before, report finds

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 12:33pm
LGBT+ couples are buying houses like never before, an annual report from The National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals found.
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How has agent safety changed since Beverly Carter’s death?

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 12:10pm
Four years ago this month, Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter was brutally murdered while showing a home to a deranged killer masquerading as a potential homebuyer. Her death sparked an industry-wide conversation about agent safety, pushing agents, brokers, and other real estate professionals to come up with solutions. Her family made agent safety a personal […]
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‘It’s like buying a first-class ticket’: Opendoor’s acquisition of Open Listings met with mixed reaction

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 9:45am
News that Opendoor, the San Francisco-based iBuyer, acquired discount brokerage Open Listings was met with concern and cautious optimism as some agents called the move a "wake-up call."
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Keller Williams partnership aims to create an AI ‘factory’ for its Kelle virtual assistant

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 7:00am
The partnership with software company CognitiveScale will allow Keller Williams to speed its development of new "skills" for its agent-facing mobile assistant Kelle.
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Mortgage fraud risk is at its highest level since the recession

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 6:41am
Regionally, the same states remained at the top for mortgage application fraud risk: New York, New Jersey and Florida. The top 10 states all showed increased in risk year-over-year, with New Mexico, Mississippi, Illinois, Oklahoma and Texas seeing the greatest rise.
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Zillow testing referral platform to compete with Opcity and Rocket Homes

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 6:13am
Zillow is testing a new referral service in Florida that would put it in competition with Move Inc.’s recently acquired Opcity and Rocket Homes.
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Homesnap launches search-by-commute tool for homebuyers

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 5:50am
Homesnap has developed a free "Search by Commute" feature that allows users to filter their property searches by commute time for up to five destinations.
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3 digital marketing tips for getting your own real estate leads

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 2:27am
Using digital marketing tips for real estate is easier than you might think. In this guide, you'll learn exactly what to do.
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Need help increasing your real estate sales? Try exercising

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 2:12am
Have you recently started slipping, dropping deals or becoming more irritable with your colleagues and clients. Are you unable to concentrate or cope with stress at work? The cause of your malaise might be something quite simple — lack of exercise.
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How to be on point with your luxury client experience

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 2:00am
The key to giving luxury clientele what they want is knowing what they are looking for in a real estate agent as well as getting ahead of their expectations. Here’s what you should know.
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US home loan originations have dropped to a 4-year low

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 9:00pm
Weakening mortgage demand caused by rising mortgage rates has slowed loan originations to its lowest level since Q1 2014, according to Attom Data Solutions' latest report.
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Agent faces up to 5 years in prison for bankruptcy fraud

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 3:13pm
A real estate agent based in the Tampa, Florida, area faces up to five years in federal prison for attempting to stop Fannie Mae from foreclosing on a property so that he could sell it himself, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday.
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Should Realtor ethics violations be posted? Agents sound off

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 2:11pm
The Realtor community is split about whether or not to publicize the names of Realtors who violate the National Association of Realtors' (NAR) Realtor Code of Ethics.
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Figuring out financing is the first step for 73.5% of buyers

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 1:20pm
In a loanDepot and mellohome survey of 1,000 buyers, 73.5 percent said they researched financing options before they began looking for a home.
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Tom Ferry to Headline Luxury Connect in October

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 12:02pm
Tom will take the stage at Luxury Connect on Thursday October 18th, where he'll present a dynamic session on 'The 4 Biggest Mistakes Luxury Agents Make'
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Alain Pinel Realtors to acquire Hill & Co.

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 12:00pm
Two San Francisco indie giants are joining forces in an effort to double market share and fend-off the likes of Compass.
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Corcoran teams up with Amazon to recommend trendy home add-ons

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 11:41am
New York City-based brokerage The Corcoran Group has unveiled an agent-curated collection of smart and stylish home accessories available to purchase through the first real estate partnership with Amazon.com’s associate affiliate program.
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Knock expands into Dallas-Ft. Worth to take on Opendoor

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 10:38am
According to Black, the launch in Texas was in part fueled by Dallas' booming housing market  -- home prices are up 5.2 percent year-over-year and, due to an influx of jobs, many people are looking to move to the area.
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