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With no end in sight to the shutdown — which began in December and hinges on political leaders disagreement over funding for a border wall — Realtors say the dire affects are seeping into more and more corners of the industry.
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The program stands in stark contrast to the way most loans work, which typically require a borrower to have a contract already in place before they can lock in an interest rate.
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Buy Frank Sinatra’s famous Byrdview estate for $12.5M - Friday, January 18, 2019 - 12:22pm
The house where legendary singer Frank Sinatra used to entertain some of Hollywood's biggest names, and Marilyn Monroe reportedly spent time living in the guest house, is back on the market.
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Keller Williams will "probably" launch its own iBuyer program in the second quarter of 2019, Gary Keller confirmed during a multihour presentation of the company's 2019 technology plans on Friday, Jan. 11. In audio obtained by Inman, Keller said the franchisor will likely launch in Arizona.
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“The housing market is a perfect example of how psychology affects the economy,” Fairweather said.
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Billionaire-backed discounter shuts brokerage offices - Friday, January 18, 2019 - 6:53am
SRE Matrix, a low-fee, tech-focused brokerage that launched in 2014, recently closed its Honolulu office, completing a wind-down of the firm's company-owned brokerage offices.
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The week's top real estate industry stories, plus speaker previews of Inman Connect New York.
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Our favorite picks for places to grab a great cup of coffee during ICNY.
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Americans are increasingly forgoing traditional banks when taking out home loans, pushing mortgage revenue down for big name lenders but offering a boon to unconventional, tech-enabled companies.
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The Real Word: HENRYs, bickering buyers and the shutdown - Friday, January 18, 2019 - 2:32am
Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week: the next generation of wealth and what agents should know. 
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4 tips for finding the right real estate coach for you - Friday, January 18, 2019 - 2:15am
You can't reach the top without others to push and encourage you to live your best life. If you’re thinking about getting a coach, here’s what you should look for.
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Brokers beware: 9 recruiting red flags - Friday, January 18, 2019 - 12:31am
Bringing on the wrong agent is not only dangerous from a broker liability standpoint, but it could also poison the office culture and alienate your current agents. Here's a list of red flags to look for in interviewing, so hopefully, you can avoid making a bad hiring decision.
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What apps and software does this top team rely on? - Friday, January 18, 2019 - 12:17am
Josh Mente, owner and founder of The MD Home Team, discusses some of his favorite software and apps for boosting productivity.
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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.
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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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