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Anthony Ricci / Shutterstock.com The week in industry hires and promotions: Feb. 1-5, 2016

The week in industry hires and promotions: Feb. 1-5, 2016

Who got hired or promoted this week? Here's our weekly rundown, in chronological order ......
By Inman | 10 hours ago
zhu difeng / Shutterstock.com Real estate market recap, Feb. 1-5, 2016

Real estate market recap, Feb. 1-5, 2016

Here's what happened this week in the real estate market ......
By Inman | 10 hours ago
liseykina / Shutterstock.com Top 10 posts from last week

Top 10 posts from last week

Here were the most popular stories on Inman this past week ......
By Inman | 13 hours ago
Kentoh / Shutterstock.com Wages growing, but jobs data part of forecasting woes

Wages growing, but jobs data part of forecasting woes

Compressed verdict: mortgages are slightly higher than the 3.75 percent bottoms in the last two weeks, now close to 3.875 percent. But nothing has really changed: the Fed and the global economy are in a unique pickle, the outside a mess, the U.S. eco...
By Lou Barnes | Friday, February 5, 2016
brazensir1 Video listing of the day: Point Roberts

Video listing of the day: Point Roberts

Soak in the sun, enjoy aquatic activities and experience breathtaking sunsets at this Point Roberts retreat presented by Brazen Sotheby's International Realty. Through the entryway into the main part of the home, you will encounter an open and flowin...
By Inman | Friday, February 5, 2016
REU_Unplugged Meredith Martin: 'Luxury is something timeless that has quality'

Meredith Martin: 'Luxury is something timeless that has quality'

The Paragon Real Estate Group agent says the next big luxury market is going to be Austin, Texas, and talks about her most embarrassing real estate moment ......
By Inman | Friday, February 5, 2016
Subbotina Anna / Shutterstock.com Podcast: How to become a luxury real estate leader

Podcast: How to become a luxury real estate leader

We're joined by Michael Gordon from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, serving the Philadelphia metro area. The Gordon team has achieved over $1.25 billion in career sales, and exceeded $159 million in 2014 annual sales ......
By Tim & Julie Harris | Friday, February 5, 2016
Google Maps Screenshot Park Lane Hotel pauses renovations

Park Lane Hotel pauses renovations

The Park Lane Hotel, situated at 36 Central Park South and acquired in 2013 for $660 million, remains open to the public as plans for conversion are put on hold. New owner and developer Steven Witkoff originally planned to demolish the hotel and buil...
By Jennifer Riner | Friday, February 5, 2016
EQRoy / Shutterstock.com Santa Clara’s million-dollar housing market and 49 other crazy Super Bowl facts

Santa Clara’s million-dollar housing market and 49 other crazy Super Bowl facts

We know it's the Denver Broncos versus the Carolina Panthers in San Francisco at the 2016 Super Bowl, but how do the cities stack up? Find out here ......
By Susan Belknapp | Friday, February 5, 2016
pisaphotography / Shutterstock.com NY1's New Yorker of the Week: Aimee Fink

NY1's New Yorker of the Week: Aimee Fink

Douglas Elliman broker Aimee Fink was recently named NY1’s “New Yorker of the Week” for her outstanding devotion to community and volunteer work. Not only is Fink an enthusiastic licensed real estate professional, she integrates her occupation ...
By Jennifer Riner | Friday, February 5, 2016
Matej Kastelic / Shutterstock.com Home values expected to balance in 90262

Home values expected to balance in 90262

The 90262 ZIP code comprises the Lynwood neighborhood along the intersection of Interstates 710 and 105. The area is home to the St. Francis Medical Center and hugs right along the Los Angeles River. ......
By Inman | Friday, February 5, 2016
bikeriderlondon / Shutterstock.com What California city has the cheapest rent?

What California city has the cheapest rent?

Major U.S. Census Bureau surveys show that 2014 marked 10 years of consecutive renter household growth. And, according to the Housing Vacancy Survey, this trend is on track to continue. More people are choosing to rent, even as they enter their “ho...
By Inman | Friday, February 5, 2016
Gertjan Hooijer / Shutterstock.com Intero agents give back to their communities

Intero agents give back to their communities

The Intero Foundation, a non-profit organization benefiting children in need, recently announced that it provided 35 charities in and near the Bay Area with support in 2015. Those grants totaled more than $300, ......
By Kimberley Sirk | Friday, February 5, 2016
Ysign / iStock.com Will mortgage rates fall in 2016?

Will mortgage rates fall in 2016?

Here we go again. Another year lies ahead and with it the widespread view that mortgage rates will surely climb. After all, the Federal Reserve has started to increase the rate banks pay to borrow funds overnight, and the economy appears stronger. So...
By Peter Miller | Friday, February 5, 2016
LDprod / Shutterstock.com Reader insights: Luxury listing fees, ‘No. 1 no matter the stat,’ and Upstream perks'

Reader insights: Luxury listing fees, ‘No. 1 no matter the stat,’ and Upstream perks'

We have the best readers on the planet -- I really believe that. Inman readers are engaged, focused and just plain entertaining. I read the comments you all leave every day, and we thought we'd start highlighting the best of the week. Below, in no pa...
By Amber Taufen | Friday, February 5, 2016
Tupungato / Shutterstock.com Realtor.com is 'transforming the character of News Corp.,' says Thomson

Realtor.com is 'transforming the character of News Corp.,' says Thomson

It feels like an understatement to say that News Corp. Chief Executive Officer Robert Thomson is bullish on the future of realtor.com. News Corp. is the parent corporation of such companies as Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal -- and Move, Inc., ...
By Amber Taufen | Friday, February 5, 2016
XiXinXing / Shutterstock.com When being named a top moving destination is a bad thing

When being named a top moving destination is a bad thing

Houston and Chicago were recently named the 7th and 10th top moving destinations for 2015 by a Penske Truck Rental Report. This would appear to be good news for both metros; however, the ranking is somewhat deceiving and doesn't speak to the economic...
By Erik Pisor | Friday, February 5, 2016
sezer66 / Shutterstock.com Home values expected to climb in 33313

Home values expected to climb in 33313

The 33313 ZIP code comprises the Lauderhill neighborhood near Sunrise and Plantation. The area hugs along Florida's Turnpike and includes the Sunrise Country Club and the Lauderhill Mall. The ZIP is just south of three other country clubs: Woodlands ...
By Inman | Friday, February 5, 2016