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HUD releases new income limits for housing programs
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 13:08:34
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Wednesday released its updated median family income (MFI) and income limits for Fiscal Year 2019. The income limits determine who is eligible for several HUD programs, including Section 8 Housing Choice and Project-Based Voucher and Section 202 housing for the elderly. The limits are calculated using the latest […] read more»

Back from the dead: Zillow kickbacks lawsuit returns
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 10:40:23
According to the court filing, the plaintiffs made their case in part through the testimony of two anonymous witnesses who used to work for Zillow as a regional sales manager and a sales and operations trainer, respectively. read more»

Bloomberg launches luxury listings section
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 9:31:35
The section launched Tuesday and, for the next 30 days, will exclusively feature listings from Sotheby's International Realty. read more»

Paul Simon lists Connecticut estate for $13.9M
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 8:29:58
In efforts to downsize, iconic musician Paul Simon is looking for someone to buy his Connecticut estate for $13.9 million. read more»

Vacasa launches interior design service for rental owners
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 5:13:32
Kimberly White, the company's head of interior design services, told Inman that the program has three different service tiers, which are flexible enough to accommodate everyone from DIYers to property owners looking for a full service experience. read more»

3 critical areas to organize in your flexible career
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 1:48:28
Some of the most successful agents in the world are meticulously organized and have a set schedule that they live by. Here are a few organizational tips and tricks you can use to make the most of your not-so-strictly defined job. read more»

5 online tools for keeping tabs on your reputation
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 1:40:32
Every individual and business should be aware of what is being said about them online — but the internet is so vast, you might need a little help knowing how or where to begin. Here are five online tools every real estate agent can use to monitor their online reputation and keep tabs on any cyber chatter surrounding their brand. read more»

Recycle this post! 8 ways to get the most bang for your ideas
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 1:20:45
Blogging has many steps — writing, rewriting, editing and writing again. The key to working smarter — and not harder — is to make sure that one of those steps includes recycling your best insights so that you get the most ROI from your efforts. Here are eight ways to reuse your hard work. read more»

10 proven ways to boost your real estate business’ profitability
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 0:32:43
What’s the one thing agents can do to dramatically increase their profits? Take it from 10 pros who know, and tap into their ideas for keeping more of your hard-earned commission moving forward. read more»

For agents looking to leave Contactually, the best alternative CRM is …
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 0:09:56
A thread on Inman's Coast to Coast Facebook group ignited volumes of debate about which CRM software is the best and what agents should do if they no longer want to work with Contactually. Here are the top contenders according to our readers. read more»

Home profit margins soften nationwide
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 21:01:09
Homeowners who sold their home in Q1 2019 experienced an average price gain of $57,500 since purchase — a $2,500 quarter-over-quarter decline from Q4 2018 and a $767 year-over-year increase from Q1 2018. read more»

How Vancouver college kids live in mansions on the cheap
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 14:14:19
Owners of luxury homes, many of which happen to be close to the university, have been renting out bedrooms to avoid being hit with extra taxes. Because most students are already expecting to have roommates rather than a whole apartment, they are the ones who respond to the ads. read more»

The money question for Compass
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 13:51:04
The company faces stiff competition from other firms, such as Redfin, Zillow and Opendoor, all of which have built businesses that deviate from the traditional brokerage. Finding new reliable revenue streams from ancillary services, then, would likely go a long way to proving that Compass deserves its enormous valuation. read more»

Houzz app now lets you test new floors in augmented reality
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 12:15:15
Although the tool is geared toward consumers, Houzz head of visual technologies Sally Huang says real estate agents can use View in My Room 3D to do on-the-spot staging that helps buyers make a home-purchasing decision or helps sellers make a design choice that could potentially boost a home's value. read more»

Luxury sellers: Get ready to wait
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 10:14:45
The highest-end properties that were sold last year spent an average 506 days on market, about a year and a half, according to Concierge Auctions. read more»

War of the rankings: T3 Sixty hits Real Trends with cease-and-desist
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 9:35:15
The creator and publisher of the Swanepoel Mega 1000 has sent a cease-and-desist letter to the president of the Real Trends 500 in the latest chapter of their ongoing feud. read more»

Total Expert wants to let banks, lenders track people’s lives
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 7:00:08
The company bills its new Journey Creator tool as a way to craft automated marketing campaigns around consumers' important life events. read more»

3 ways to unleash your inner confidence
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 2:55:41
Confidence in business, and basically any interaction in life, is absolutely essential and a key component in building any successful relationship. Just like other skills, it takes learning, practice and execution to effectively use that confidence on a daily basis. Here's how to get started. read more»

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