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pikcha / Shutterstock.com Xome users made 671 offers since June

Xome users made 671 offers since June

With over 130,000 registered users and 1.4 million visits, novel end-to-end real estate brokerage and marketplace Xome is off to a hot start since its June debut, according to parent company Nationstar Mortgage Holdings' second-quarter earnings state...
By Paul Hagey | 23 minutes ago
Benjamin Sullivan / Shutterstock.com Real estate databases promise agent safety

Real estate databases promise agent safety

Last September, real estate agent Beverly Carter disappeared after showing a deserted property on the banks of the Arkansas River to an unknown client. Several days later, authorities unearthed her body from a shallow grave 30 miles away. Two people ...
By Paul Hagey | 2 hours ago
Courtesy of HomeSpotter Text messaging weds home search functionality in app update

Text messaging weds home search functionality in app update

When Mobile Realty Apps rebranded as HomeSpotter at the start of the year, the plan was to use the $1.8 million in funding to bring on new developers and give its already existing platform a bit more juice ......
By Kimberly Manning | 4 hours ago
1984x880_Connect The introvert’s survival guide to Inman Connect 2015 (Part 2)

The introvert’s survival guide to Inman Connect 2015 (Part 2)

Inman Connect San Francisco is going to be a blast! You're going, right? While you're there, pay attention to whether the people and energy of the conference environment invigorate and recharge you, or whether you recharge your batteries by relaxing ...
By Tim Harris | 4 hours ago
T photography / Shutterstock.com New York residential brokers lose confidence in market

New York residential brokers lose confidence in market

Uncertainty over interest rates and a lack of inventory has made New York residential brokers less confident in the market. According to the Real Estate Board of New York’s latest Broker Confidence Index, residential broker confidence decreased to ...
By Erik Pisor | 4 hours ago
Screen Shot 2015-07-29 at 8.49.03 PM 3-D home of the day

3-D home of the day

Country comfort never looked so stylish. Nestled on 1.5 acres of rolling hillside overlooking Silicon Valley, 12932 Brendel Drive in Los Altos Hills, California, offers charm and character alongside the modern amenities of a top-to-bottom remodel ......
By Robert Eisenbach | 4 hours ago
BluIz60 / Shutterstock.com Mortgage rates slip below 4 percent

Mortgage rates slip below 4 percent

The average 30-year fixed mortgage rate (FRM) has ducked just under 4 percent and is lower than the same time last year, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey ......
By Erik Pisor | 4 hours ago
JaySi / Shutterstock.com NYC agents are pulling off 'showings on demand'

NYC agents are pulling off 'showings on demand'

Like it or not, consumers want showings on demand. And real estate agents in New York City are rising to the challenge, according to a new study released by Naked Apartments ......
By Teke Wiggin | 4 hours ago
StacieStauffSmith Photos / Shutterstock.com Even in robust market, some buyers can’t find homes

Even in robust market, some buyers can’t find homes

You’ve finally saved up that down payment. You’re ready to take advantage of low mortgage interest rates. But you can’t find a home in your price range. Unfortunately, you’re not alone ......
By Amy Swinderman | 5 hours ago
FB-SA-Encore_Promo_HeroReplay Learn the new rules of marketing on the world's largest social network

Learn the new rules of marketing on the world's largest social network

It’s no secret: If you want your business to reach people online, then marketing on Facebook isn’t an option — it’s a requirement. With 1 out of every 2 people on the Internet logging into Facebook each month, chances are the people you want ...
By Inman | 5 hours ago
wavebreakmedia / Shutterstock.com Why logos aren’t optional — they're essential

Why logos aren’t optional — they're essential

This week, on Episode 12 of the Modern American Realtor podcast, the brothers brought along Alli Banks, a company designer with loads of experience in the world of logos and aesthetic techniques ......
By Corey Wright | 5 hours ago
Donald Bowers Photography / Shutterstock.com Millions are returning to the market -- here's what you should know

Millions are returning to the market -- here's what you should know

There are many who defaulted on their mortgages because of a job loss or personal disaster, who otherwise would have paid responsibly. These defaulted mortgages resulted in short sales or foreclosures. These defaults were the product of decisions mad...
By Nabil Captan | 6 hours ago
Verne Ho /  Unsplash.com Infographic: 46 percent of millennials plan to buy a home in next 2 years

Infographic: 46 percent of millennials plan to buy a home in next 2 years

TD Bank examined the first-time homebuyer market and put together this infographic about first-time buyers ......
By Inman | 6 hours ago
3Dsculptor / Shutterstock.com Rents are skyrocketing -- with no sign of slowing down

Rents are skyrocketing -- with no sign of slowing down

Rental prices throughout the nation rose 6.5 percent year over year in July to $1,155, which is $5 more than June, according to Yardi's Matrix Monthly report for July 2015. ......
By Kimberly Manning | 12 hours ago
air-bellevue-image Luxury listing of the day: Bellalago on Lake Washington, Seattle

Luxury listing of the day: Bellalago on Lake Washington, Seattle

When you've got 2.2 acres of land facing Lake Washington, the Seattle skyline and the Olympic Mountains, you'd better put a spectacular structure on that property. It's safe to say that the estate known as Bellalago, located in Bellevue, Washington, ...
By Inman | 12 hours ago
Dariush M / Shutterstock.com 12-step recovery plan to break your dependence on buying leads

12-step recovery plan to break your dependence on buying leads

The point we'd like to make is that it's a gamble you don't have to take. After all, buyer leads have been popular for only a couple of years, and from the many interviews with top producers we've done online, we've found that successful agents do no...
By Tim Harris | 13 hours ago
Glynnis Jones / Shutterstock.com 5 resources you need during a VA loan transaction

5 resources you need during a VA loan transaction

The VA loan has incredible benefits for those eligible, but it also comes with a few unique requirements. To better serve your VA homebuyers, here are a few resources to help you along the way ......
By Samantha Reeves | 14 hours ago
TR_SwipeFin Swipe left, swipe right: Track expenses easily with Swipefin

Swipe left, swipe right: Track expenses easily with Swipefin

It took Swipefin CEO Kyle Willis a number of emails to get me seated for a demo. I've been busy. Admittedly, I was hesitant. A search on Apple's app store for "expense tracker" returns 851 results. Why Swipefin ......
By Craig Rowe | 14 hours ago