Kentoh / Shutterstock.com Fed is prepared to begin normalizing -- a euphemism for 'tightening'

Fed is prepared to begin normalizing — a euphemism for ‘tightening’

Today feels like a remake of "Groundhog Day," Bill Murray trapped as a commentator on CNBC over and over for the monthly release of the same employment stats. But there is more in this week’s news than meets the woodchuck’s eye ......
By Lou Barnes | Thursday, July 2, 2015
Avatar_023 / Shutterstock.com Office of Short Term Rental Administration and Enforcement in San Francisco intended to expedite licensing process for Airbnb hosts

Airbnb enforcement streamlined through new SF city office

Americans have a love/hate relationship with Airbnb. Depending on how it impacts your travel or everyday life often indicates what side of the spectrum you fall. The company's massive growth and the encompassing industry spurring from it lends to the...
By Kimberly Manning | Thursday, July 2, 2015
Dmitry Kalinovsky / Shutterstock.com Platform offers instant tenant screening, incident reports for agents and property managers

TheRRD offers instant tenant screening for agents, property managers

Just a couple months after its rebrand, theRRD is aiming to be a one-stop-shop solution for real estate agents, property mangers and landlords throughout the nation. Based in Dallas, the company officially launched in 2010 as solely an incident repor...
By Kimberly Manning | Thursday, July 2, 2015
Matterport 3D Home Model 3-D home of the day

3-D home of the day

Step inside this modern yet rustic estate and feel immediately at ease. This Potomac, Maryland, home combines the finest materials with expert craftsmanship. It sits close to the Potomac River and has a strong connection to its surrounding landscape ...
By Robert Eisenbach | Thursday, July 2, 2015
YanLev / Shutterstock.com Sound off: Are hybrid real estate brokers breaking new ground or emulating the same old discounters?

Sound off: Are hybrid real estate brokers breaking new ground or emulating the same old discounters?

Newly minted Harvard MBA Ben Kubic and 25-year real estate veteran Jude Rasmus are an odd couple. But they share a vision: Turn the traditional real estate business model on its head ......
By Inman | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Pro Teck Valuation Services’ Home Value Forecast pinpoints best markets for rental investing

Are you considering making an investment in a single-family home as a rental property this summer? The Pro Teck Valuation Services' Home Value Forecast measures the 10 best and worst markets for rental investment opportunities and includes a wide arr...
By Kimberly Manning | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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World Economic Forum report: Lenders are having ‘Uber moment’

Twenty years ago, if you wanted to take a vacation, you visited a travel agent to explore your options and make your arrangements. But when websites like Expedia and Travelocity made those services available at the click of a mouse on a computer in t...
By Amy Swinderman | Thursday, July 2, 2015
Tom Grundy / Shutterstock.com The runway extender for REO brokers

Opinion: The runway extender for REO brokers

The space got crowded, but now we are entering a more healthy market, and there just isn't room for everyone in the new normal. I spoke to a great audience of REO brokers this morning at the National REO Brokers Association conference and was very en...
By Greg Rand | Thursday, July 2, 2015
Eldad Carin / Shutterstock.com Meet 'ShinyLightning,' Reddit's real estate crusader

Broker uses Reddit to expose bad real estate agents

A buyer signs a contract for a house, the elderly seller backs out ... and the buyer's agent, feeling sorry for the seller, doesn't push to close the deal. Cases like this one -- where an agent fails to fight for her client -- upset Daniel Reeves, br...
By Paul Hagey | Thursday, July 2, 2015
RaGaLy_200649053-1 6 steps for letting go of luck and embracing success

6 steps for letting go of luck and embracing success

But, this misleading concept of luck has the rest of us believing that we are unlucky. This theory is plainly untrue, horribly debilitating and it serves as a scapegoat when we aren't doing well. We blame it on luck and take no action or responsibili...
By Colleen Barry | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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6 vital questions to ask your lender

Listing agents often ask me how to vet the buyer and his or her lender, so I put together a short list of questions I would recommend asking the lender when you receive an offer ......
By Tony Davis | Thursday, July 2, 2015
BTC - James Hussaini James Hussaini: 'Privacy is important because our franchisees share resources'

James Hussaini: ‘Privacy is important because our franchisees share resources’

James Hussaini of Realty Point talks about founding a franchise and why the future of the industry as a whole causes his sleepless nights ......
By Inman | Thursday, July 2, 2015
Nemeziya _106209329 The rise of Chinese brokers

The rise of Chinese brokers

One of the most prominent trends in New York City real estate firms is the hiring of Chinese nationals. This trend is a result of the rising Chinese interest in purchasing NYC real estate over the past decade. The growth of Chinese economy combined w...
By Omri Barzilay | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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OutboundEngine cranks up your email marketing to 11

OutboundEngine is email marketing software that couples outbound campaigns with cross-marketed social media and landing pages to engage new and current customers ......
By Craig Rowe | Thursday, July 2, 2015