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Rising interest rates cost homeowners an extra $1,416 per year
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 5:00:32
According to Zillow's latest report, the hike in rates has led the monthly mortgage payment for a median-priced home to increase 15.6 percent since Aug. 2017, which breaks down to an extra $118 per month or $1,416 per year. read more»

Ethics, injuries, disclosures and more: 8 ways not to get sued
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 3:00:51
Agents should train for these eight common missteps that can get them in trouble and even land them in court. read more»

Agent/broker perspective: When is a real estate office too ‘top heavy’?
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 1:52:05
A top Miami brokerage is hiring new staff and executives to manage a transition, but some agents feel that the firm has become too "top heavy," with little insight being sought from successful agents. How can the broker balance these concerns? read more»

How to make sure your clients never ever call another agent
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 0:58:30
It can take years for real estate agents to build a solid client base, so it's important to do what you can to keep your past clients loyal. Here's how to stay top-of-mind with your clients and be their agent for life. read more»

Want more business? Send these 10 thank-you notes
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 0:03:15
Well-timed, thoughtful, hand-written notes can lead directly to referrals and new business — take it from a wide range of agents who are making this strategy their own. read more»

Zillow officially launches Canadian listings
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 21:01:48
The wait is finally over: the first Canadian property listings are now available for perusal on the Zillow site and its mobile app. read more»

Opendoor, Compass and their big investor are silent on Saudi Arabia controversy
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 18:00:45
Nearly half of the Softbank Vision Fund's $93 billion in total value is financed by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, the money controlled by the country's ruling family — $45 billion. It recently committed the same sum to another mega tech fund that SoftBank wants to raise. SoftBank is also helping the Saudi government with various economic projects, including building a new mega city and a solar firm. read more»

More Canadian listings on deck as Zillow partners with Arizona firm
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 12:27:59
As part of the new partnership, Realty Executives International will publish listings from its Canadian franchise on Zillow. read more»

21 inspiring real estate Instagram accounts you should follow today
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 12:18:39
We've put together this list of the best real estate Instagram accounts to follow for a daily stream of interesting real estate content at your fingertips. read more»

Russian oligarch with ties to Putin is building NYC’s biggest mansion
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 11:47:59
A Russian oligarch has begun work on his 31,500-square-foot mansion along Manhattan's East 75th Street, which combines three individual townhouses. read more»

Federal agency launches program to help limited-English speakers
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 9:32:01
The FHFA on Monday launched Mortgage Translations, an online resource for mortgage industry professionals who serve limited-English-proficiency borrowers. read more»

5 safety tips for selling foreclosed, seized and abandoned homes
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 7:40:18
To avoid danger, Inman has compiled a list of safety tips to help navigate the sale of homes seized by the bank, abandoned or otherwise left vacant. read more»

Total Expert raises $20M, plans expansion into insurance, wealth management
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 7:17:54
Total Expert provides marketing software for banks, enabling them to monitor and react to consumer behavior online, find and engage new leads around mortgages and other types of loans, and automate communication exchanges while meeting compliance. read more»

Immigrant homeowners not deterred by high prices
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 6:49:26
The analysis found that cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Jose host some of the country's largest immigrant homeownership rates at 17.9 percent, 18.3 percent and 24.8 percent, respectively. Those locations also had some of the highest home prices. read more»

Why real estate tech investment won’t stop anytime soon
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 5:00:28
A massive amount of money is flowing into the real estate technology space and Jeffrey Berman, general partner at real estate tech investment firm Camber Creek thinks it’s only going to grow. read more»

How to stop ‘he said, she said’ client disputes
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 2:43:50
As real estate agents, we often deal with volatile situations where emotions run high and disputes are common. These four steps will protect you in the case of arbitration, litigation and mixed-up memories. read more»

Lesson Learned: It ain’t over till it’s over
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 2:00:10
In this Monday column, Christy Murdock Edgar asks agents across the nation to share the lessons they've learned during their time in the industry. This week, Central Florida's Penny Craig. read more»

Where Jay Thompson’s right about iBuyers plus my 2 cents
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 0:27:17
This post was written by Rob Hahn first as a hearty “Welcome Back, Kotter” moment to Jay Thompson and second as a warning against misreading Thompson’s last article as a too-comfortable, nothing-will-change lullaby of pretty lies. read more»

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