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shalunts / Shutterstock.com 5 things every agent should know about insuring historic homes

5 things every agent should know about insuring historic homes

Whether you are helping your client to purchase or sell a historic home, there seems to be a lot of insurance misconceptions in the real estate industry regarding what is covered. We wanted to help set the record straight so that you can arm yourself...
By Meggen Taylor | 25 minutes ago
Tad Denson / Shutterstock.com Nightmare on Main Street: When natural disaster strikes home

Nightmare on Main Street: When natural disaster strikes home

On Aug. 23, 2005, the hurricanes at Pat O’Brien’s -- the famed French Quarter watering hole -- were flying off the bar. Few in the Sportsman’s Paradise had noticed the formation of small tropical depression germinating in the warm Atlantic Ocea...
By Octavio Nuiry | 25 minutes ago
AshDesign / Shutterstock.com Daily market update: May 27, 2016

Daily market update: May 27, 2016

Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ......
By Inman | 1 hour ago
A man climbing a mountain How a federal interest rate hike impacts mortgage rates

How a federal interest rate hike impacts mortgage rates

When the Federal Reserve announces a change in interest rates, it makes headlines. But does the federal interest rate directly impact your mortgage rate? See what Windermere’s Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner has to say ......
By Matthew Gardner | 10 hours ago
StartupAlleyMay2016_HeroImage Inman announces the first round of Startup Alley participants for Inman Connect San Francisco

Inman announces the first round of Startup Alley participants for Inman Connect San Francisco

Emeryville, CA (May 26, 2016) -- Inman announced the first round of companies that will be exhibiting in Startup Alley at Inman Connect San Francisco, Aug. 2-5, 2016. Inman Connect is the place to be to learn about new ideas, industry innovation and ...
By Inman | 11 hours ago
Theerapakorn / Shutterstock.com Silicon Valley real estate market still heating up

Silicon Valley real estate market still heating up

With each passing day, it seems as though homes are selling faster and faster in Silicon Valley. In fact, closing time has nearly been cut in half from January to April in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, marking a record-breaking month for Silico...
By Kimberly Manning | 13 hours ago
Screen Shot 2016-05-26 at 10.40.18 AM Video headlines: NAR bans Zillow from events and more

Video headlines: NAR bans Zillow from events and more

Real estate expert Arno de Vos shares the top stories on Inman: NAR bans Zillow from its trade shows in 2016, an online brokerage offers frequent flyer miles to buyers and more ......
By Arno de Vos | 16 hours ago
danielfela / Shutterstock.com Why so few low-FICO home loan applicants?

Why so few low-FICO home loan applicants?

Our friends at CoreLogic have asked two good questions in a blog this month. First, why so few loan applications by borrowers with low FICO scores today compared to 10 years ago? And, if credit is tighter today than then -- as it is, by all testimony...
By Lou Barnes | 16 hours ago
Agent to Agent: Protecting your commission

Agent to Agent: Protecting your commission

The situation: As a Miami real estate agent’s deal is nearly closed, the commission is being threatened by an outside source ......
By Inman | 16 hours ago
Twinsterphoto / Shutterstock.com How to think about your Facebook marketing today for long-term viability

How to think about your Facebook marketing today for long-term viability

CHICAGO -- Soon there will be 73 million millennials in the market, making up the largest generation of individuals since the baby boomers, which was 70 million. This is also the generation that has grown up with the Internet making digital marketing...
By Kimberly Manning | 17 hours ago
An array of wooden spikes Pending home sales spike to 10-year high in April

Pending home sales spike to 10-year high in April

Steady job creation over the past five-plus years, unattractive rent costs and the anticipation of a mortgage rate increase are propelling homebuyers into the spring market at a faster rate than expected, according to the National Association of Real...
By Caroline Feeney | 17 hours ago
franckreporter / iStock.com Using advanced data to improve your bottom line

Using advanced data to improve your bottom line

CHICAGO -- Discussing advanced real estate analytics over gut feelings and old-school approaches can bring about a fervor similar to religion. There are many in the middle, but believers and skeptics always seem to speak loudest. Avi Gupta, CEO of re...
By Thomas Mitchell | 17 hours ago
Jodbush / Shutterstock.com Why interest rates are going to rise

Why interest rates are going to rise

Why are leading housing economists such as Sean Becketti of Freddie Mac, Mike Fratantoni of the Mortgage Bankers Association and National Association of Realtors' Lawrence Yun still worried about rates on the long term? Although Becketti has lowered ...
By Steve Cook | 17 hours ago
tuntamong / Shutterstock.com So your tech failed you -- figure it out

So your tech failed you -- figure it out

I can’t call myself a digital native because that term is reserved for people who are the same age as my adult children. I’ll just say that I have had internet access in my home since the 1980s, and I fully appreciate the difference between a 300...
By Teresa Boardman | 17 hours ago
David Papazian / Shutterstock.com The residential home flip isn't dead -- it's changing

The residential home flip isn't dead -- it's changing

Flip the traditional flip approach by keeping the investment for the long-term rather than selling as soon as possible post-renovation. This portfolio-type investment strategy of “hold, accumulate, then flip” has been afforded to and utilized by ...
By Giovanni Fernandez | 17 hours ago
A man and woman whispering about a third person in the foreground Trash talked behind your back? 7 ways for Realtors to deal

Trash talked behind your back? 7 ways for Realtors to deal

Realtor Rob Thompson was once contacted by a future client for an unusual reason. Another agent, who had never met Thompson, had "so vociferously denounced" Thompson that the client "felt they had to meet me," he said ......
By Teke Wiggin | 18 hours ago
AshDesign / Shutterstock.com Daily market update: May 26, 2016

Daily market update: May 26, 2016

Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ......
By Inman | 19 hours ago
A black knight and white knight facing off on a marble table Malibu dual agent transaction could set new precedent

Malibu dual agent transaction could set new precedent

Hiroshi Horiike, a retired Chinese millionaire, bought a Malibu house in 2007 for $12.25 million cash. The advertised square footage was 15,000 square feet, but the actual square footage was under 9,500. Horiike sued the listing agent, Chris Cortazzo...
By Britt Chester | 22 hours ago