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Economic Forecast: Expectations High, but Less Long-Term Optimism

The latest Urban Land Institute (ULI) Real Estate Economic Forecast predicts modest fluctuations across the board for 27 economic/real estate indicators. The three-year forecast is completed semi-annually, surveying over 48 economists and analysts at 36 real estate organizations. A leading concern? Rising interest rates. ULI forecasts interest rates to be 0.4 percent higher in 2018 […]

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Wells Fargo Fined $1 Billion for Abusive Insurance, Mortgage Practices

The government has handed down a $1 billion penalty to Wells Fargo for abusive consumer practices related to its administering of auto insurance and extensions on mortgage rate locks. In addition to the fine, the bank has been ordered to remediate affected consumers and implement improved practices. In 2017, Wells Fargo acknowledged it had charged […]

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Is ‘Green’ at a Premium? Depends Where You Purchase

Who says you need “green” to get a green home? According to an analysis by realtor.com®, eco-friendliness is becoming the norm—and being a green homeowner may not be as pricey as thought. While California’s costlier markets have high concentrations of green homes, there are also affordable pockets outside the Golden State—and, in many markets, eco-features […]

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Loan Originations: Home Purchases Up

Even with increasing interest rates, closed home purchases ticked up 6 percent in March, according to Ellie Mae®’s latest Origination Insight Report. Closed refinances slumped 5 percent. Across the board, closings took 41 days in March, one day less than in February; however, purchases took 43 days, two days less than in February. Closing rates […]

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New Data Finds Homeowners Struggle When Selling, Despite Hot Market

Twelve days before Thanksgiving, Mark and Sue Meaney decided to put their 109-year-old house on the market. They looked at comps of similar-sized homes near their St. Paul neighborhood, agreed on a price with their agent and waited anxiously for their first offer to roll in. Mark and Sue knew their timing wasn’t ideal. The […]

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Technology and Teams: Lead Programs Fuel Statewide Expansion

Are you wondering how top producers are utilizing lead generation and other online tools? In the following interview, Thomas Brown of The Agency Texas, a rapidly-growing boutique agency, talks about implementing a lead program that works. Name: Thomas Brown, The Agency Texas Official Title: Founder/Owner Region Served: State of Texas Years in Real Estate: 20 […]

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Across the U.S., Affordability and Inventory Remain Unbalanced

Fewer homes are priced within reach today, according to the REALTORS® Affordability Distribution Curve and Score from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and realtor.com®. Affordability is being challenged by increasing prices and rates, the report states. Affordability is most untenable in California, Hawaii, Montana, Oregon, Rhode Island and Washington, D.C.—all with “Affordability Scores” considerably […]

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The Corcoran Group launches branded stickers for Instagram Stories
The Corcoran Group today announced the launch Corcoran-branded stickers for Instagram Stories, the platform's feature that allows users to post photos, and live and pre-recorded videos that disappear in 24 hours.
OfferPad cuts ties with Zillow over Instant Offers expansion
OfferPad says it was not given any advance warning from Zillow ahead of Zillow's move to expand Instant Offers by becoming an investor/homebuyer and seller in its own right.
Real estate’s top producers share their secrets to success
The sheer work ethic of Michael Jordan, the mindset of a Jedi, the adaptability of a chameleon and the dogged humility of a servant — put it all together with a commitment to real estate, and you just might get a top-producing agent.
Existing-home sales rise for the second straight month
Existing-home sales jumped 1.1 percent, climbing to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.60 million. In spite of low inventory challenges that have persisted into 2018 and increasing home prices nationwide, it’s the second month in a row during which existing home sales rose, following two straight months of declines.
Real estate daily market update: April 23, 2018
All the latest real estate market news.
Connect The ICSF Sessions: Capital Connect
Inman is dedicating an entire morning to exploring real estate capital at a bird’s-eye level: It’s called Capital Connect, and you’ll hear from Silicon Valley investors and the up-and-coming (and established) tech companies that are vying for customers and funding.
How to respond when clients ask: ‘Is this a safe neighborhood?’
Safety is always at the top of the list for people buying a new home. A recent study from the online listing site Trulia shows that people are even willing to give up a lot in exchange for an added sense of security.

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