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Home alarm systems can be particularly hard to calculate into resale value or return on investment (ROI) because their job is to prevent loss rather than achieve gains. You purchase a home alarm system with the hope that you never need to use it.
Posted: October 19, 2017, 12:16 pm
Getting ready to fill out the dreaded Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? While there is a ton of advice out there about how to properly prepare, what you need, and what to expect, there's another layer of concern for homeowners and homebuyers: How does the FAFSA affect you if you're in the market, already own a home, have investment property, or are thinking about refinancing? We're breaking it down.
Posted: October 19, 2017, 12:16 pm


Real Estate News for Realtors and Brokers

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
Author: Lew Sichelman
Posted: October 19, 2017, 6:34 pm
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. 
Author: Inman
Posted: October 19, 2017, 6:00 pm
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
Author: Mike DelPrete
Posted: October 19, 2017, 9:55 am
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
Author: Brian Blum
Posted: October 19, 2017, 9:30 am
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
Author: Christy Murdock Edgar
Posted: October 19, 2017, 9:15 am
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
Author: Pat Hiban
Posted: October 19, 2017, 9:00 am
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
Author: Fabiana Gordon
Posted: October 19, 2017, 2:00 am
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 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
Author: Inman
Posted: October 19, 2017, 1:00 am
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
Author: Dani Vanderboegh
Posted: October 18, 2017, 11:01 pm
This is the third acquisition in the last 10 months for Pacific Union, following its merger with Beverly Hills firm Partners Trust in August
Author: Gill South
Posted: October 18, 2017, 9:54 pm
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
Author: Paul Bianchina
Posted: October 18, 2017, 9:15 pm
Tell us if you're planning to pony up for Apple's new $999 gadget
Author: Inman
Posted: October 18, 2017, 8:41 pm
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
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: October 18, 2017, 7:31 pm
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
Author: Brad Inman
Posted: October 18, 2017, 7:26 pm
Compose, a key component of Bridge Interactive, has been rebranded as Bridge Listing Input with no apparent significant changes to the tool
Author: Britt Chester
Posted: October 18, 2017, 5:56 pm
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. 
Author: Gill South
Posted: October 18, 2017, 5:33 pm
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
Author: Tina Casey
Posted: October 18, 2017, 4:07 pm
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
Author: Laura Ure
Posted: October 18, 2017, 9:55 am

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