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Top 10 metros for home price gains

Backing the findings of other recent reports, Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller’s U.S. National Home Price Index shows that home prices continue to escalate. Spanning April 2014 to April 2015, ten markets experienced year-over-year price growth that exceeded 5 percent. Overall, home prices escalated by 4.2 percent during the 12-month period ...

3-D home of the day

Old meets new in this spectacular, renovated century home located in sought-after Olde Aurora, Ontario. This home features soaring 9- to 12-foot ceilings and a gourmet kitchen upgraded with marble countertops ...

Average US home price nudges up to $248,000

Home prices are up modestly this spring, according to the latest housing market data released by Black Knight Financial Services Inc. The mortgage industry technology, data and analytics provider released its Home Price Index (HPI) for April this week. The HPI represents the price of nondistressed sales by taking into account price discounts for REO and short sales ...

Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman: low commission fees aren’t ‘rational’

If Redfin acted rationally, the high-tech brokerage would charge higher commission fees, according to Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman. Why? Because Redfin has found that increasing its commission rate does not impact demand for its services, meaning the brokerage could theoretically boost profits if it charged going rates to match its competitors ...

How changing oil prices affect real estate values

How do oil prices of $40 per barrel influence home values? Check out this HouseCanary infographic ...

Pending home sales hit 9-year high

Home sales are off to their best year since before the financial collapse, according to the National Association of Realtors. According to the association’s Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), a predictor of housing market activity based on contract signings, contract activity rose again in May for the fifth straight month and is at its highest level since April ...

3 steps to planning a spectacular showing

You should know any property you show to a potential buyer as well as if you were buying it for yourself. Forget about your commission, and keep your buyer's interests front and center ...

Distil Networks will soon shield property search apps from data theft

Distil Networks has kept "bad bots" from stealing multiple listing service data from property search websites. Coming off a $21 million funding round, the startup is now gearing up to offer the same protection to mobile property search apps ...

#AskRyanSerhant

We invited the twittersphere to tweet questions to Ryan Serhant using #AskRyanSerhant, and this is what emerged -- with Ryan's advice added ...

What you need to know before the Oct. 3 TRID changes

There are going to be some big changes coming to the real estate industry on Oct 3. Here's what you need to know ...

Infographic: demographic shifts that are defining the housing market

HouseCanary examined the impact that baby boomers and millennials have on the housing market in a new infographic -- here's what the company discovered ...

Not another ‘How I’m getting leads on Twitter’ article

One Realtor will mention how he attained a client from his Instagram post, another agent will begin doing the same thing, and then another, then another. So in this age of autonomy, how is anyone expected to get business from Twitter when all of their counterparts are doing the same? By giving educating your users ...

Best of real estate tech: June 2015

Although technically it's only a few days in, it feels like we're knee-deep in the buggy weeds of summer. It's been a crazy one for me. For the next week and a half, I won't be sitting through software demonstrations or chatting with tech execs because of some long-distance hiking and a relocation. Back-to-back. And in the meantime, here's what I liked about June ...

Greg Eckler: ‘I don’t let the new and trendy get in the way but explore them for new ideas’

"I’m a Realtor/broker/owner -- I’m a former computer programmer for IBM and am very good at systems," says Eckler. "If I can create a system or process, it has been done. I don’t let the new and trendy get in the way but am always exploring those for new ideas." ...

How to tap into your local community for better client experiences

But swaying your client to try out a different neighborhood, so they don't have to compromise elsewhere -- that's a much tougher conversation. Here are a few lessons I've learned in helping my agents open their clients' eyes to new communities when compromises are necessary ...

The real estate doomsday preppers

Leland DiMeco is making hay while the sun shines in the Boston real estate market. But he knows that at some point in the not-too-distant future, a real estate winter is coming that will cool off the city’s still red-hot housing market. Some of DiMeco’s clients are getting priced out of the picked-over parts of the city and are starting to look for emerging neighborhoods where they can add value through rehab and then profit off an eventual flip ...

RentPayment boosts tenant credit score through TransUnion — and landlords reap benefits

Ever wished that there was an extra incentive for your tenants to pay rent on time? YapStone recently announced that its online and mobile payments solution RentPayment, a platform that is Level One PCI Compliant, is integrated with TransUnion's Resident Credit, helping renters build credit history ...

6 questions with ICSF speaker Joel Goodrich

Joel Goodrich at Coldwell Banker Previews International will be one of the featured speakers at Inman Connect San Francisco. We caught up with Goodrich and asked him six questions about his real estate philosophy. Here’s what he had to say ...

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