Recent Articles by Caroline Feeney

Top comments of the week March 13-17, 2017

Top comments of the week March 13-17, 2017

Inman readers weigh in on stories published across the site ......
By Caroline Feeney | Friday, March 17, 2017
CFPB orders Nationstar to pay $1.75M for inaccurate loan data

CFPB orders Nationstar to pay $1.75M for inaccurate loan data

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is ordering Nationstar, owner of real estate platform Xome, to pay a $1.7 million civil penalty for failure to report accurate data on its loan transactions between 2012 and 2014, in violation of the Ho...
By Caroline Feeney | Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Top comments of the week March 6-10

Top comments of the week March 6-10

Inman readers weigh in on stories published across the site ......
By Caroline Feeney | Friday, March 10, 2017
LoanDepot invests $80M into mello, an end-to-end digital lending platform

LoanDepot invests $80M into mello, an end-to-end digital lending platform

"Devoid of modernization." That's how loanDepot Chairman and CEO Anthony Hsieh described the mortgage industry in the company's unveiling of an end-to-end digital lending platform that came to life after 18 months of work and an $80 million investmen...
By Caroline Feeney | Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Top comments of the week Feb. 27-March 3

Top comments of the week Feb. 27-March 3

Inman readers weigh in on stories published across the site ......
By Caroline Feeney | Friday, March 3, 2017
Re/Max and DocuSign deepen digital transaction partnership

Re/Max and DocuSign deepen digital transaction partnership

“With a single click, users will be able to create new Transaction Rooms that can be automatically pre-populated with listing and lead data so they don’t need to enter it twice," said DocuSign's Georg Gerstenfeld ......
By Caroline Feeney | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Top comments of the week Feb. 20-24

Top comments of the week Feb. 20-24

Inman readers weigh in on stories published across the site ......
By Caroline Feeney | Friday, February 24, 2017
Re/Max balloons in the sky. Re/Max nets $22.7M in 2016 with rising agent count

Re/Max nets $22.7M in 2016 with rising agent count

Today Re/Max announced its largest annual agent gain in a decade and a bank account that's $22.7 million in the black ......
By Caroline Feeney | Thursday, February 23, 2017
Top comments of the week Feb. 13-17

Top comments of the week Feb. 13-17

Inman readers weigh in on stories published across the site ......
By Caroline Feeney | Friday, February 17, 2017
Zillow Group plans to appeal $8M photo copyright verdict

Zillow Group plans to appeal $8M photo copyright verdict

A jury has ordered Zillow Group to pay $8.24 million in statutory damages for infringing photo company VHT's copyright on images displayed on Zillow Digs, according to a Feb. 9 SEC filing ......
By Caroline Feeney | Friday, February 10, 2017
Top comments of the week Feb. 6-10

Top comments of the week Feb. 6-10

This week, readers voiced their opinions and thoughts on the transparency surrounding NAR's next CEO pick, agent safety and the Beverly Carter Foundation, President Trump's tax plan, practices that polarize the industry and more ......
By Caroline Feeney | Friday, February 10, 2017
A handshake from a low angle AgentDesks announces national launch, Council of Residential Specialists partnership

AgentDesks announces national launch, Council of Residential Specialists partnership

With a new partnership and national launch, mobile real estate CRM and client matcher Agentdesks has the opportunity to multiply its current 11,000 users fourfold, giving top-producing Realtors exposure to a tech-driven deal facilitator. ......
By Caroline Feeney | Thursday, February 9, 2017
Seasoning 5 ways to deal with ‘I’d prefer a more seasoned listing agent’

5 ways to deal with ‘I’d prefer a more seasoned listing agent’

Put five minutes on the clock; it’s overtime. You just tied with another real estate agent in a competition fiercer than the NBA’s ever seen: the listing presentation ......
By Caroline Feeney | Friday, February 3, 2017
Top comments of the week Jan. 23-27

Top comments of the week Jan. 23-27

An Opendoor competitor announced a $260M funding round, causing some readers to question what's in it for sellers. In addition, readers reacted to the HUD suspension of the mortgage insurance premium reduction, to a mixed real estate industry crowd. ...
By Caroline Feeney | Friday, January 27, 2017
HUD halts MIP reduction: What does the real estate industry think?

HUD halts MIP reduction: What does the real estate industry think?

Real estate professionals who had delayed closings to take advantage of the Federal Housing Administration's annual mortgage insurance premium (MIP) cuts have to tell clients, "Just kidding." ......
By Caroline Feeney | Monday, January 23, 2017
How Adrienne Meisels ‘bootstrapped’ her tech idea into existence

How Adrienne Meisels ‘bootstrapped’ her tech idea into existence

You've got a brilliant idea, all the passion in the world and the money in your bank account. What's next? ......
By Caroline Feeney | Monday, January 16, 2017
Could neuroscience humanize real estate app development?

Could neuroscience humanize real estate app development?

Have you ever tried using an app once, only to immediately hit "delete" because it made your brain hurt?......
By Caroline Feeney | Monday, January 16, 2017
Top comments of the week Jan. 9-13

Top comments of the week Jan. 9-13

This week a rabble-rousing brokerage started publishing commission data again, a mega MLS emerged on the East coast while another dissolved and got auctioned for $250,000 and we heard about the Zillow-VHT photo copyright lawsuit heading to trial. Her...
By Caroline Feeney | Friday, January 13, 2017