Top 10 posts from last week

Best of our industry coverage collected for your convenience

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 /

7. To be or not to be … a Realtor. The pros and cons of the profession.

A smartphone by the side of a bed

Africa Studio /

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.

A pair of glasses with a pen and tax forms

Mr Doomits /

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 /

2. The proposed 2018 budget was released this week; here’s how the Department of Housing and Urban Development fared.

KieferPix /

1. The Federal Reserve hiked rates this week, but mortgage rates remained stable — here’s why.