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Berkshire Hathaway brand rollout: Warren Buffett poised for global real estate expansion

Berkshire Hathaway brand rollout: Warren Buffett poised for global real estate expansion

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Look around. All over the country, you may be seeing their for-sale signs: Berkshire Hathaway has arrived. It may have taken a while for him to get into franchising, but Warren Buffett is no newcomer to residential real estate. Berkshire ......
FHA is back in the black, but premium rollbacks unlikely

FHA is back in the black, but premium rollbacks unlikely

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The Federal Housing Administration’s mutual mortgage insurance fund is unlikely to need another taxpayer bailout, but that doesn’t mean homebuyers looking to finance purchases with an FHA-backed home loan will get a break on their premium...
Do you dial, swipe or text? Matt Murphy

Do you dial, swipe or text? Matt Murphy

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Tech maven Matt Murphy says drone use by real estate brokerages will really take off when regulators provide more clarity on rules governing their use ......
What does Google's 'mobile-friendly' search change mean for your site?

What does Google's 'mobile-friendly' search change mean for your site?

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There are hundreds of factors that Google considers when they send their bots off to crawl your website. Google bots analyze and interpret web pages inside and out based on a combination of factors, also known as an algorithm, to see how relevant and...
Think the Fed is standing pat? Think again

Think the Fed is standing pat? Think again

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Mortgage rates have been stable near 4 percent, held there by the 10-year T-note moving hardly at all in the last month, 2.31 percent-2.38 percent since Halloween. Such stability is most unusual, best understood as a market gathering tension for ......
Samsung Ventures backs DocuSign

Samsung Ventures backs DocuSign

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DocuSign, an e-signature and transaction management software provider, has detailed strategic investments the company says will help it grow its mobile reach and expand into Spanish-speaking countries, Singapore and across Asia. The commitments co...
These holiday marketing ideas will stand out from the crowd

These holiday marketing ideas will stand out from the crowd

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With the holidays fast approaching, it is crunch time when deciding what to send to your clients. Sure, you can send a traditional card, but does that really stand out among the 50 other cards they will receive from family, friends or other businesse...
NAR's got plenty of free '.realtor' domains left to give away

NAR's got plenty of free '.realtor' domains left to give away

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The National Association of Realtors is ready to give away 500,000 free “.realtor” domains to members, and realtor.com will host agents’ profile pages for them at no charge. But nearly a month after NAR opened up the .realtor domain...
CRM and lead consolidation tool 'play nice' together

CRM and lead consolidation tool 'play nice' together

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Real estate agents get leads from ever more places online. Keeping track of those leads is not always easy. Real estate tech firm Tribus has come up with one way to tackle this problem: The firm has integrated its customer ......
Do you dial, swipe or text? Madison Hildebrand

Do you dial, swipe or text? Madison Hildebrand

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Madison Hildebrand of The Malibu Life Partners Trust talks about what it takes to be successful in real estate, and some unexpected ways in which technology can make your life easier ......
IOS 8 and the Evernote widget

IOS 8 and the Evernote widget

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After making the move to the iPhone over a year ago, there was one thing I really missed: Widgets. I had a lot of widgets set up on my Android phone, and I used them all the time — especially when using Evernote. ......
Top entrepreneurs to speak at Real Estate Connect NYC

Top entrepreneurs to speak at Real Estate Connect NYC

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Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, Urbanspoon CEO Keela Robison and Coca-Cola’s David Butler top the list of serial entrepreneurs and business innovators set to take the stage during Real Estate Connect New York City 2015 Jan. 27-30 at the Marriott ...
A first glimpse at how News Corp. will expand realtor.com’s reach

A first glimpse at how News Corp. will expand realtor.com’s reach

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Media giant News Corp., which just closed its acquisition of realtor.com operator Move Inc. last week, is already tying the home search portal to several of its publications. The Wall Street Journal now features a widget in the right column of its...
Oculus Rift could change the future of home sales

Oculus Rift could change the future of home sales

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I saw Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff playing with some Oculus Rift goggles a few weeks ago. It reminded me what the future might look like. Imagine an Amazon for your home, if you will. Right now, people who buy a home spend money after the purchase by ...
The Keller Williams personality test

The Keller Williams personality test

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Are you slow and conscientious or are you a no-holds-barred fast mover? Do you prefer to work alone or is collaboration more your thing? These are the kinds of questions agent Melissa Bulwith faced when she applied as an assistant for ......
10 ways to boost your 2015 business

10 ways to boost your 2015 business

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After a fast and frantic 18 to 24 months hustling properties, many of you have communicated that you have hit your own personal seasonal slowdown. That's totally understandable, because you were so busy working in your business while the market was s...
360-degree video coming to real estate

360-degree video coming to real estate

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Virtual 3-D models may be turning heads in real estate, but there’s another medium headed down the pike that’s also likely to grab some eyeballs: 360-degree video. Jaunt, a leading developer of the technology, launched a free Android app and ...
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