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Question: I understand that our State government has plans to expand our rapid transit railway system and many of us are concerned that they will take our houses in order to complete the project. What is the law on this? Do they have the absolute right to do this?
Posted: May 16, 2018, 12:09 pm
It doesn't take a fortune teller to predict that common elements are going to wear out and it doesn't take a crystal ball to predict that HOAs are going to need money and a plan to fix them. So why do so many HOAs fail to properly plan for these predictable events and expenses?
Posted: May 16, 2018, 12:09 pm


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Given only one soft landing on record, odds favor a different end: with the best of intentions the Fed will hike onward until we discover that a recession began four months ago.
Author: Lou Barnes
Posted: May 19, 2018, 3:20 pm
The trade group plans to use the additional funds to boost its annual spending for political advocacy, a transaction management platform for members and other initiatives by $35.5 million and shore up its reserves.
Author: Andrea V. Brambila
Posted: May 19, 2018, 2:42 pm
The venture arm of the trade group, Second Century Ventures, made a total of $43.8 million from selling shares in DocuSign, returning $20 million to NAR and keeping $23.8 million for recapitalization.
Author: Andrea V. Brambila
Posted: May 18, 2018, 11:11 pm
Harbor is one of the more complicated blockchain startups out there, but it has the potential to upend the investment side of the real estate industry.
Author: Emma Hinchliffe
Posted: May 18, 2018, 9:33 pm
Former Trulia president Paul Levine will join the venture capital firm Sapphire Ventures as a partner, where he will look for companies building on Trulia and Zillow's innovation in the real estate industry by improving the real estate transaction, he said Friday.
Author: Emma Hinchliffe
Posted: May 18, 2018, 9:15 pm
Katie Lance suggests that attendees of Inman Connect San Francisco this summer focus on implementing just one or two ideas that can grow into habits -- and why she’ll be offering up her own tactics to adopt in a session covering zero-cost marketing strategies that yield leads and referrals.
Author: Amber Taufen
Posted: May 18, 2018, 8:11 pm
The National Association of Realtors has never given transaction management firms other that zipLogix — a firm the trade group partially owns — a chance to compete for its business through price or any other means, according to three of the most popular such firms in the industry.
Author: Andrea V. Brambila
Posted: May 18, 2018, 7:44 pm
One of the benefits Mark Spain, former Keller Williams top team leader, finds in running his own company is he can expand at will. He doesn't have to have diplomatic talks with other Keller Williams offices to see if they will accommodate his team.
Author: Gill South
Posted: May 18, 2018, 7:36 pm
But Realtors in San Francisco and Los Angeles seem to be in two minds about whether they are in favor of the new wheeled sensations. If there's any consensus, it's that the scooters are a mixed blessing — and a fun idea that could help sell an area to buyers, especially millennials.
Author: Gill South
Posted: May 18, 2018, 5:14 pm
Although issues with low inventory and fast-growing home prices still abound, the market has greatly improved since the housing bubble in 2006, and the latest foreclosure rates prove it. In 2017, residential home foreclosures fell 27 percent to 676,525 — the lowest level since 2005.
Author: Marian McPherson
Posted: May 18, 2018, 5:09 pm
I’m sure it’s happened to you. You show up at the office with the best intentions to make the most of your day. Yet hours later, you head home feeling like you didn’t accomplish one thing that will bring in the bucks.
Author: Tom Ferry
Posted: May 18, 2018, 4:24 pm
David Greenspan will be talking about the path of least resistance and how you can master it in your own business marketing in a session at Inman Connect San Francisco.
Author: Amber Taufen
Posted: May 18, 2018, 4:05 pm
As anyone who regularly watches "Flip or Flop" already knows, house flipping is on the rise, and a new report from property data developer CoreLogic confirms it. 
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: May 18, 2018, 2:22 pm
Most real estate agents can walk into an original space and date the construction based on the wall and ceiling finishes, the color of the hardware, the way light fixtures look and the colors employed. And let's be honest, a dated home will draw less interest from buyers online and in person, get fewer offers and sell for less than a newly updated home.
Author: Nicole Solari
Posted: May 18, 2018, 9:00 am
Real estate artificial intelligence startup OJO Labs raised $20.5 million in a Series B round backed in part by Realogy.
Author: Emma Hinchliffe
Posted: May 17, 2018, 11:03 pm
Notarize, a startup that offers services to legally notarize real estate documents online, just raised $20 million in funding from giants including homebuilder Lennar and real estate holding company Realogy, among others.
Author: Veronika Bondarenko
Posted: May 17, 2018, 9:43 pm
In March, Ignite Visibility CEO John Lincoln released "Social Media Marketing: The Movie," a 45-minute film where 10 social media experts explain how each of the top social media platforms work and share how to find success on each platform as a business owner.
Author: Marian McPherson
Posted: May 17, 2018, 7:35 pm
The National Association of Realtors will not vote this year on whether to raise dues for members by 2.5 percent annually, but it's still considering this year's $30 increase.
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: May 17, 2018, 7:20 pm

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