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Seriously underwater homes plateau, equity-rich homes decrease

The number of “seriously underwater” homes nationwide has hit a plateau, while the volume of “equity-rich” mortgaged properties decreased for the second straight quarter ...

TheRRD announces tenant screening packages at tiered price points

TheRRD has been a provider of services like tenant screening to small property management teams and landlords. Recently, the company announced a way for these individuals to get all the services they need in one package ...

Certified Pre-Owned Home says property inspections should be performed prior to buyer’s offer

Certified Pre-Owned Home (CPOH), a marketing and real estate referral company, has launched a new program that offers sellers a free, upfront home inspection -- before buyers even get involved ...

Boston tops WalletHub’s list of ‘healthiest’ housing markets

The 10 healthiest housing markets in the U.S. are mainly located in Texas and the Northeast. Topping the list of healthiest markets is Boston, followed by Oklahoma City, San Antonio, northern New Jersey and Hartford, Connecticut, according to a recent WalletHub report ...

Broker Public Portal Debate: visionary concept or waste of time?

Can a broker or an association create a real estate portal that not only works, but can succeed? Who will fund it, and how will it actually compete with the Big Three? Marilyn Wilson and Rob Hahn are ready to go toe to toe at Inman Connect to discuss this hot-button topic ...

OJT architecture firm looks to tiny homes as solution for oddly shaped plots, housing affordability

Finding affordable housing is a challenge for many first-time homebuyers, and for architects, it is a challenge to supply them. OJT, the Office of Jonathan Tate, is an architecture firm based out of New Orleans that sought the need to reimagine the affordable home and knew there was a new way to create inventory ...

12 tools for sleuthing real estate leads

When David Schoenbrun's client said he wanted to buy a vacant home, the real estate agent put on his detective hat. The Westlake Village, California-based real estate agent found the property owner's name by searching tax records. He then plugged the name into the website Spokeo, a leading "people search platform," to find the person's phone number ...

The introvert’s survival guide to Inman Connect 2015

Going to Inman Connect San Francisco this year? Feeling a little trepidation about the hustle, bustle and crowds? If you find yourself hiding away for a few minutes to refresh yourself during the conference, you may be a natural introvert! ...

Your most magical sales tool

Ever had a bad experience at a restaurant? One where the server is giving such terrible service that he or she has someone else finish serving you? Service in any capacity is hard work, but perhaps the worst thing you can do is disappear in the middle. When your clients need you most is when you should be in contact the most. ...

NAR’s pending home sales index slips in June, but not by much

Pending home sales in June may have backslid slightly from this summer’s hot streak, but sales are still up considerably compared to a year ago, according to the most recent numbers released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) ...

New pocket listing portal Prevali launches in beta

Prevali aims to build a nationwide portal for off-MLS listings and is on the hunt for agents to test the platform, which launches in beta today. Founded by Denver real estate agents E.J. Footer and Jenny Sharpe, the site allows both agents and consumers to list and browse for-sale homes not listed in an MLS for free ...

Team behind RealTimeRental launches Rental Retreat

Craigslist scams in the vacation rental industry seem to be at a high, so more and more short-term property renters are turning to more trustworthy resources for their getaways ...

Luxury listing of the day: Orinda hilltop estate in the SF Bay Area

Not every home comes with a carriage house and sports center -- but this one does. Check out this phenomenal hilltop estate in Orinda, California, price available upon request ...

Opinion: The last Zillow-realtor-portal article you’ll ever have to read

Zillow has announced its intent to purchase of dotloop. Its desire to control all -- advertising-related to creating real estate leads, including buyer-sides, seller-sides, loans, automated valuations, home searches, etc. -- has always been its stated goals ...

Apple claims 75 percent of global smartwatch market share

It shouldn't be a shock to anyone who remembers the iPhone launch that Apple is dominating global smartwatch market share already. After launching in April 2015, Apple quickly swallowed Samsung's share -- Samsung went from owning most of the smartwatch market (73.6 percent) in 2Q 2014 to a measly 7.5 percent market share in 2Q ...

#AskRyanSerhant: What is the best way to get started in real estate?

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

5 reasons your real estate website isn’t generating leads

If you're unhappy with your real estate website, it's probably for one reason -- it isn't generating enough leads. The prettiest website in the world isn't a good investment unless it's capturing and delivering you leads. Here are five major reasons your real estate website isn't generating enough leads and what you can do about it ...

4 ways to crack the millennial homebuyer code: Part 2

Connecting with younger homebuyers involves more than simply keeping an updated blog and texting instead of calling (though, really, please text). It involves first engaging with how millennials view homebuying as a whole and learning now to navigate their current hangups, which we covered yesterday in "5 ways to crack the millennial homebuyer code: Part 1." ...

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