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Would you live in a San Francisco subway car apartment? - Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 4:07pm
As the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) prepares to update its aging cars next year, ideas for their upcycling have been bountiful. The new trains are due to arrive beginning in summer 2020, which will see approximately 669 trains gradually replaced, according to Architecture Digest. The 1970s-era cars currently operating are already attracting attention from […]
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MoxiWorks goes for Upstream’s jugular - Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 3:16pm
Real estate technology firm MoxiWorks has thrown down the gauntlet, casting its own data service MoxiCloud as a replacement for Upstream, the controversial broker data management platform funded by the National Association of Realtors until a sudden split last month.
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Offerpad launches in Houston, eyes further expansion - Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 2:17pm
That marks the Arizona-headquartered Offerpad's second operational market in Texas and 10th across the U.S. At the moment, Offerpad also operates in Phoenix, Atlanta, Tampa, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Charlotte, Tucson, Orlando and Los Angeles.
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Redfin invests in tech-enabled contracting startup Pro.com - Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 12:54pm
Pro.com announced a new $33 million round of funding, saying the infusion would fuel rapid expansion into new markets over the coming years.
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Microsoft announced Wednesday a plan to invest $500 million in affordable housing solutions for Seattle and the Puget Sound area in Washington, to alleviate the stress tech job growth is putting on the housing market.
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The rise in student debt — which more than doubled from 2005 to 2014 — has resulted in hundreds of thousands of fewer young people owning a home, according to a new study from the Federal Reserve.
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Peerage buys stake in Madison & Company Properties - Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 10:47am
Toronto-based Peerage Realty Partners announced Wednesday it had acquired a direct ownership stake in Madison & Company Properties.
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Tallahassee, Fla. (Jan. 17, 2019) - Inman Group® announced another 10 companies that will be part of Startup Alley at Inman Connect New York, Jan. 28 - Feb. 1, 2019.
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Hide out from the world in this real-life hobbit house - Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 9:54am
"Lord of the Rings" fans can rejoice — a real-life hobbit house from the forests of Wisconsin has hit the market for $275,000.
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READ: Ex-Keller Williams CEO John Davis’ open letter - Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 9:02am
Former Keller Williams CEO John Davis insisted in an open letter to Inman that he resigned from the real estate franchise last week and was not fired.
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Shutdown prompts Fannie Mae to tweak lender requirements - Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 8:14am
As the government shutdown drags on with no end in sight, Fannie Mae is tweaking its lending requirements to accommodate people who aren't currently getting paychecks and whose bosses aren't around to confirm their employment.
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Our favorite picks for places to grab a quick (or decadent) burger during ICNY.
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Learn how a top Keller Williams agent kills it on social media and what her priorities are for 2019.
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Why it’s critical to be excellent at what you do and what happens if your business development program starts working a little too well.
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Wendy Papasan got into real estate after several years as a stay-at-home mom, and she had a modest goal in her first year to make $15,000, “but then it turned out that I actually sold 18 homes my first year working part-time,” she said. “Then the next year I sold 23 and thought, ‘If I […]
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How can you leverage vendors to learn best practices, rather than reinvent the wheel?
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Learn how brokerages can execute a winning in-house tech strategy for their agents.
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HomeSpotter acquires open house software company Spacio - Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 5:59am
Minneapolis-based HomeSpotter announced Thursday that it snapped up Spacio, a company that creates lead generating tools Realtors can deploy at open houses.
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Zillow will buy and sell homes in 5 more cities - Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 5:00am
Zillow Offers, the direct-to-consumer homebuying and selling platform, is coming to Miami, Minneapolis, Nashville, Orlando and Portland.
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4 steps to getting all the clients you’ll ever need - Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 2:51am
Let’s be honest, there is no tech solution that’s going to ensure you have clients forever, but you can refine a tool in your arsenal that will. Find out how here.
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How can you master leadership? Learn to give a compliment - Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 1:12am
Compliments are a cornerstone of leadership. One of the most important things good leaders do is see more in others than they see in themselves, and compliments are the warmest way of expressing that. Here are seven tips for giving a great compliment.
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Another big management shuffle: Now it’s HomeServices - Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 3:19pm
The former founder of Intero Real Estate Services is moving to a new role at the top of HomeServices of America. Gino Blefari, currently the CEO of HSF Affiliates — the subsidiary that operates the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Real Living franchise networks — was appointed today as CEO of HomeServices of America by Executive Chairman Ron Peltier.
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Builder confidence rises due to falling mortgage rates - Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 1:52pm
Builder confidence for newly built single-family homes is rising due to falling mortgages, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). The HMI rose 2 points in January to 58 on an index that grades any score above 50 as builders viewing conditions more good than poor. Last month, the HMI hit a three-year low. 
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Government raises fines for RESPA violations - Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 1:29pm
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is raising the price of its fines to adjust for inflation, including penalties for violations of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). The new fine amounts became law when they were entered into the Federal Register on Jan. 12. 
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Popular Miami Realtor shot and killed by broker son-in-law - Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 12:32pm
A well-known South Florida Realtor has been found dead inside a Miami home in an apparent murder-suicide, police confirmed.
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Police arrest suspect in real estate office robbery - Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 12:28pm
A man connected to a major armed robbery in a Kirksville, Missouri, real estate office on Jan. 10 has been apprehended, police say.
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Homeowner appeals ruling to rebuild historic property he razed - Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 11:49am
A real estate developer ordered to rebuild a replica of a historic San Francisco home he had torn down is appealing the decision.
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Trade group offers rent relief to furloughed government workers - Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 11:03am
The National Rental Home Council (NRHC), a trade group made up of some of the largest single-family home rental owners in the country, is offering relief to its renters with rent deferrals and fee waivers.
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WeWork CEO made millions leasing buildings to WeWork - Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 10:30am
WeWork CEO Adam Neumann allegedly made millions by leasing buildings he owns a stake in to the very company he serves as chief executive officer.
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RE/MAX brokerage owners are forming franchisee association - Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 7:09am
More than 20 RE/MAX brokerages have joined forces to form the company's first franchisee association, which they hope will make them more competitive.
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"Buyers want to know if they put a question out into the ether, it will be responded to," Thomas said.
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"The greatest necessity of a real estate brokerage today is to diversify their income stream if they want to stay in the business," Morrocco said.
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"If you’re not reaching out to everyone you know to let them know what business you’re in, then you’re simply a secret agent."
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"With shiny objects, the key is finding the right ones and then vetting the ideas behind them," David Marine said.
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Roofstock hires former Tesla executive to run operations - Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 6:00am
Rapidly growing real estate investment company Roofstock has tapped a former Tesla executive to help run and scale up operations.
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The deadline for employers to report payments to contract workers on form 1099-MISC along with W-2 and W-3 forms is Jan. 31.
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