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Rates rise late after Yellen speech

Credit markets sat immobilized in August, waiting for Janet Yellen’s speech this morning at the annual Economic Policy Symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. This conference of central bankers has been sponsored by the Kansas City Fed since 1978 -- so very appropriate this morning because the K.C. Fed never does anything useful (for the last 25 years demanding large rate increases to fight imaginary inflation) ...

Stone styles for modern homes

Limestone is what we are made of here in Austin. It is indigenous to our area and plentiful. Limestone has been used for decades on all types of houses. Today, we see traditional limestone updated to compliment the simple lines of contemporary homes ...

DC development profile: Oronoco

Located at 601 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria, the Oronoco (pronounced "or-oh-no-co") was once touted as one of the ugliest buildings in the city. However, it got an extreme makeover by EYA builders from 2012 to ...

What is a home warranty?

In this week's video, Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates breaks down a home warranty and what exactly one entails ...

Renting near the El doesn’t mean elevated pricing

One of the biggest benefits to living in a big city is the transportation. In fact, a Harris Poll survey revealed easy commutes rank second only to safety in terms of neighborhood choice. For Windy City residents, the hunt for faster travel might be significantly easier, given Chicago ranked third in the nation for public transit in a Trulia study ...

Are more young adults moving back in with Mom and Dad?

In 2016, is it still socially embarrassing to be (or have) an adult child living with parents? Or roommates? Some new information released this week by Pew Research Center indicates that multigenerational households are more prevalent than we thought -- "A record 60.6 million Americans live in multigenerational households," reads the headline ...

Q&A: Global luxury brokerage spills branding video secrets

How does a top luxury residential real estate brokerage -- with 430 agents who speak over 15 languages -- find common ground among clients? A video that came out in July from Surterre Properties somehow does just that ...

Digital Realty hosting annual MarketplaceLIVE on September 22

The 13th annual run of MarketplaceLIVE, the networking event from Digital Realty, is closely approaching. On September 22, the San Francisco-based technical real estate provider is hosting its networking event at Spring Studios in New York City under the theme, “Learning from Unexpected Places.” ...

Big city money: Luxury suburbs in the nation’s largest metros

Throughout the nation's largest metros, each has a gem of a neighborhood filled with some of the most luxurious real estate. Engel & Völkers North America decided to rank them, recently releasing its top 10 list of the most expensive suburbs in America ...

Who’s America’s best President for real estate?

This November, the people of this nation will decide on a new chief executive officer for our country. The stakes are high, and all the candidates are out to prove they are the best fit for the job ...

How to grow your referral business organically

Do you know how to "play in your passion place"? Watch this video for tips on how to find lead-generation activities that work -- and that feel natural and fun for you, too ...

How to self-promote without coming across as self-promotional

Mor Zucker sat down with Audie Chamberlain at Inman Connect San Francisco to talk about how she manages her business promotion -- and it's definitely not like everybody else does ...

Brokerage’s ‘Best Buyer’ report gives agents tactical marketing advice

Pacific Union CEO Mark McLaughlin is used to seeing some of his top agents approached by other brokerages. In a bid to give his agents a competitive edge, the CEO and his chief technology advisor, Alexander Paine, are aiming to equip agents with more detailed information about buyers in their markets so they can compete more effectively for listings in low-inventory markets ...

3 ways procrastination can help you succeed

All of our lives, we’ve been told procrastination is a bad thing, something to avoid -- even a sign of laziness. Yet, obviously, procrastination is human nature. Most of us don’t jump out of bed every morning saying, “I’m going to accomplish a bunch of stuff today that’s due three weeks from now!” ...

Community spotlight: Savage, Maryland

Savage, Maryland, is centrally located between two big cities, giving locals easy access to work and culture while staying in a quaint residential environment. Although only 18 miles south of Baltimore and 21 miles north of Washington D.C., the historic Howard County town maintains an enchanting atmosphere that feels more pastoral than urban ...

Top comments of the week Aug. 22-26

Here are this week's top comments, compiled by the editorial staff ...

Smart home security risks every agent should know

As smart home features continue to emerge, so too are growing security concerns. Research has highlighted a multitude of smart home security flaws, and some have already been exploited ...

Where does the time go? Android app sorts out every minute

I don't know why I was surprised to hear that the app developer on the other end of my Skype call was 21 years old. This is 2016, after all. Still, how important is time management to a person just now able to have a beer? Well, I guess he showed me ...

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