Here were the most popular stories on Inman this past week: 10. What Cuba has to do with the real estate industry in the United States. Jessica Lyon 9. From listing agent to buyer’s broker: Why one real estate pro made the leap. 8. How does Bridge Interactive (courtesy of Zillow) measure up to Upstream? A breakdown. Anatoli Styf / Shutterstock.com 7. To be or not to be … a Realtor. The pros and cons of the profession. Africa Studio / Shutterstock.com 6. Does this look like your bedroom? Disconnect from the phone — here’s how. LGE Design Group/Revelation Real Estate 5. This indie brokerage in Arizona is not cutting corners with its office — instead, it’s sinking $8 million into the facility. Mr Doomits / Shutterstock.com 4. Death and taxes are inevitable. Here are some tips to make the latter more pleasant (and lucrative!). 3. What’s Purplebricks — and why might it be taking the country by storm very soon? Mark Van Scyoc / Shutterstock.com 2. The proposed 2018 budget was released this week; here’s how the Department of Housing and Urban Development fared. KieferPix / Shutterstock.com 1. The Federal Reserve hiked rates this week, but mortgage rates remained stable — here’s why.