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  • Connect/Reflect: Double exhilarating!
    Posted by Matthew Shadbolt on November 22, 2017 at 12:36 am

    Only after Connect you will be able to decide: do I want to change my perspective and give fresh boost to my business, or not ... […]

  • Hacker Connect tackles real estate tech challenges head-on
    Posted by Inman on November 21, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    The only place you'll find programming to address the problems and solutions unique to the real estate technology world is at Hacker Connect ... […]

  • End of net neutrality could spell doom for real estate small businesses
    Posted by Jotham Sederstrom on November 21, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    In a sweeping rebuke to internet companies and consumers, U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday released a plan to repeal so-called "Net Neutrality" regulations, a move with far-reaching implications for mom-and-pop brokerages and real estate services across America ... […]

  • GOP tax reform would drive up costs of selling a home
    Posted by Jotham Sederstrom on November 21, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Zillow analysis finds homeowners in America’s priciest neighborhoods to be hit with millions in new capital gains taxes under both House and Senate tax bill ... […]

  • 10 reasons we’ll miss Drew Scott in the ‘Dancing With The Stars’ finale
    Posted by Dani Vanderboegh on November 21, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    The 25th season of Dancing With The Stars will come to a close tonight with a final dancing brawl among Jordan Fisher and partner Lindsay Arnold, Frankie Muniz and partner Witney Carson and Lindsey Stirling and partner Mark Ballas. The Property Brothers's Drew Scott was cut in the eleventh hour after landing toward the bottom of the leader board week after week -- thus proving that America loves its HGTV stars ... […]

  • 10 home design trends to watch out for in 2018
    Posted by Marian McPherson on November 21, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    Cool neutrals, white kitchen accessories and marble is out, and earth-toned shades, stonework and concrete accents are in, says Houzz for its 2018 home design predictions ... […]

  • October existing-home sales up 2%, highest since June
    Posted by Marian McPherson on November 21, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    The National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) existing-home sales increased 2.0 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 5.48 million in October -- up from a downwardly revised 5.37 million in September ... […]

  • Real estate daily market update: November 21, 2017
    Posted by Inman on November 21, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    All the latest real estate market news ... […]

  • Special Report: Real estate team risks and rewards
    Posted by Gill South on November 21, 2017 at 11:00 am

    The real estate industry is a large tent offering the opportunity for many different business models to thrive. Tight-knit independent offices, 100-percent commission firms, big-brand franchisors, virtual brokerages, tech-driven startups and luxury boutiques all have their place. They benefit from their unique strengths and also must face their biggest threats. Over the last several years real estate teams have emerged as another force in the industry that can no longer be brushed off as a fad. ... […]

  • Your new secret weapon: Facebook’s Click-to-Messenger ads
    Posted by Nate Dadosky on November 21, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Just recently, Facebook doubled down on this new feature and created Click-to-Messenger as a standalone campaign objective (I know that probably sounds like gibberish but stay with me here) ... […]

  • 5 ways for real estate agents to give back this Thanksgiving
    Posted by Dana Hall-Bradley on November 21, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Being at home is to be relaxed and comfortable, in harmony with one’s surroundings. As the familiar adage goes, “home is where the heart is.” Our emotional attachment is so evident that we become homesick when we are away for prolonged periods ... […]

  • Trump’s tax bill: Bad for Americans, good for foreign buyers?
    Posted by Byron Burley on November 21, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Elements of the U.S. House and the Senate's proposed new tax policies might make purchasing a home more expensive for Americans but cheaper for foreign homebuyers ... […]

  • Why is real estate startup funding on the rise?
    Posted by Gregg Klar on November 21, 2017 at 10:00 am

    When the economy is humming along that’s when you’ll see more venture capitalists come out of the woodwork. In many markets, it’s been awhile since the real estate industry attracted VC attention. But times -- they are a-changin’ ... […]

  • How to make data standards important to your stakeholders
    Posted by Inman on November 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

    "There are hundreds and hundreds of companies relying on the MLS to provide accurate data -- and they're using these tools today -- and we'll get them there by showing the benefits, but it's going to take a little bit of time," said President of FBS Michael Wurzer of standardized data on the Imnan stage. Data standardization affects our industry and stakeholders in many ways. Listen in to hear Wurzer, along with Chair of MLS Policy Issues Committee Tom Berge and Executive Director of Technology for Homes.com Shaun York discuss the importance of this standardization as it relates to different stakeholders ... […]

  • Can you afford the American dream on your salary?
    Posted by Marian McPherson on November 21, 2017 at 3:00 am

    What exactly does it take to turn a renter into a buyer? Real estate professionals mull over this question often, coming up with ideas ranging from touting the personal pride of homeownership to the financial upside of building wealth and equity. Unfortunately, a willing renter isn't the only requirement for the transition into homeownership: the American dream comes with salary requirements too. According to HSH.com, buyers offering a 10 percent down payment on a national median-priced home ($254,000) would need to make $63,941.21. The minimum salary drops to $55,390.57 for buyers putting down 20 percent ... […]

  • North America will lead world in new housing construction through 2021
    Posted by Jotham Sederstrom on November 20, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    Meanwhile, the study also notes that China and India will drive 43 percent of all new housing development, continuing a streak ... […]

  • Announcing the first round of speakers for Inman Connect New York 2018
    Posted by Amber Taufen on November 20, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    Imagine charting a course through a landscape that's constantly changing and shifting around and beneath you. That's what it feels like sometimes to operate in the real estate industry -- there are so many new tools and business models in addition to the traditional tried-and-true methods that it's hard to know which way to turn ... […]

  • Real estate daily market update: November 20, 2017
    Posted by Inman on November 20, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    All the latest real estate market news ... […]