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Opendoor files for $300M ‘property acquisition fund’ - Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 10:32am
The offering differs from the sort of funding that Opendoor — a so-called "iBuyer" that uses technology to quickly buy and resell homes — has publicly filed for in the past, appearing to mark a bid by the firm to finance property purchases in a new way
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LoanDepot originator’s email to Realtor ignites blowback - Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 9:34am
A mortgage originator with loanDepot in California tried to poach a Realtor that had worked with a mortgage broker on multiple transactions, the company confirmed to Inman after an email detailing the allegations was made public.
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Rental rates jump in September, fueled by strong economy - Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 7:38am
Nationwide, the cost of renting a single-family home grew by 3.2 percent in September to an average of $1,420 a month, up from a year ago.
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Existing-home sales up in October, ending 6-month slide: NAR - Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 7:16am
Existing-home sales ended a six-month skid in October, climbing 1.4 percent from September. Despite the monthly gain, sales were still down 5.1 percent year-over-year.
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PREVIEW: Exclusive live interview with Zillow’s outgoing COO - Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 6:39am
RealScout's Andrew Flachner will talk with Zillow’s COO Amy Bohutinsky about Zillow’s journey from portal to powerhouse, including foresight, hindsight and highlights with an eye toward the future
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The Baldwin County Association of Realtors says it's the first in the nation to offer group health, dental and vision insurance to its 2,300 members.
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New platform helps brokerages launch short-term rental programs - Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 6:02am
'Powered by Rentl' is an end-to-end backend platform that enables brokerages to launch branded short-term rental programs for homeowners.
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The ultimate checklist for staging on a budget - Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 2:52am
If you have no budget but need to get the staging done, employ this handy to-do list, and you won’t have to worry about forgetting anything.
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The luxe property website firm provides top agents with gleaming, head-turning websites designed specifically to give the confidentiality required to pitch $25 million listings.
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Where the new Millennial Monopoly goes wrong - Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 2:00am
As a millennial in real estate, the joke that is Millennial Monopoly cuts deep; so many in my generation ache for the American dream of homeownership but struggle to make it a reality.
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for every type of agent - Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 1:00am
Inman has compiled a list of the best sales for agents, whether you're just starting out in the industry or a seasoned pro with a taste for extravagance.
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Should real estate agents block negative people on social media? - Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 12:23am
To block or not to block, that is the question real estate agents must answer when it comes to their social media. Here’s regular contributor Jay Thompson’s take on the issue.
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California fire destroyed 18 months of listing inventory - Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 11:46am
As of Oct. 2018, there were only 858 properties on the market in Butte County, and the loss of more than 12,000 residences will result in an unstable local housing market for years to come.
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Joyce Rey was a luxury real estate agent to the stars in Beverly Hills before television had put such a thing into a show, and she hasn’t slowed down.
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A New York landlord has been slapped with a $15,000 fine to settle a discrimination case involving a mentally ill tenant and her emotional support animal.
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As sales cool, Realtors predict a flat 2019 - Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 7:32am
Realtors, real estate observers and Inman readers are all reading the tea leaves and predicting a 2019 dominated by a flattening market and little growth.
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Permits, starts and completions all drop below 2017 levels - Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 5:44am
Permits for new construction, housing starts and housing completions were all below 2017 levels in October, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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A successful Miami real estate agent has been diagnosed with a relatively treatable form of cancer and is struggling with the decision of whether or not to share the news with colleagues and clients.
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A recent survey revealed that many millennial homeowners regret their decision to purchase after the dust has cleared and they have settled into their new digs. Luckily, agents can help.
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The polite way to sell a home around the holidays - Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 1:00am
While most people will be eating pie and exchanging gifts with family, some real estate agents will be hard at work, helping many zealous buyers who hope to get an edge on their competition by placing an offer while everyone else is celebrating.
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To help you stand out and win the confidence of your potential seller clients, here are 10 tips to make a lasting impression on your next listing presentation.
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Want a good deal on a home? Buy in December - Monday, November 19, 2018 - 9:01pm
The day after Christmas is the best day to buy a home if you’re looking for a discount, according to a new study from Attom Data Solutions. Overall December is the best month to buy a home if you’re looking for a deal, the study found.
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Jaideep Singh Puri caught a four-month suspension after writing a fake doctor's note to help his intern with a college assignment.
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As the market turns, the listing concierge wars are heating up: Redfin, the first major brokerage to pioneer its own home cleaning and staging service for sellers almost a year ago, is finally bringing that service, Redfin Concierge, to its hometown of Seattle. 
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Despite the latest technology disrupting real estate, people of color and minorities still face discrimination when it comes to homebuying, according to a new study by the University of California, Berkeley.
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