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Arizona homebuilding company finds success with energy efficiency

Can the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the most popular standard in the world for rating the eco-friendliness of buildings, help sell new homes in Arizona? Homebuilding company Maracay Homes, which specializes in Tuscon and Phoenix-area residences, thinks so. Maracay markets itself as a “leader in building energy efficient homes that you can customize […]

Inman announces another 18 sponsors for ICNY18

Inman announced the next 18 companies that will be sponsoring Inman Connect New York, Jan. 22-26, 2018. Inman Connect is a week-long event that will foster connections and big business deals among more than 4,000 real estate professionals. Featuring critical, inspiring keynotes, the latest industry driving trends and research, and experts from inside the industry […]

2017 will go down as a big year for real estate M&A

We projected 2017 would be a “good, but not great year” for merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the real estate space, and what unfolded was quite significant, including the biggest brokerage acquisition in decades, an ongoing fight for California market share and a busy stint for large regional independent firms. HomeServices of America makes […]

8 predictions for 2018 that could impact your market

Will inventory remain low? Will tax reform redefine where people choose to live? Will it make more sense to rent or own? How does the market move forward from so many natural disasters? Looking into my crystal ball, here are my top eight predictions for 2018: Affordability Affordabilty remains a challenge, and the word “affordable” […]

An optimistic real estate broker’s 2018 forecast

I used to make predictions for the new year every December. I stopped a few years ago because my predictions were usually way off. But because everyone else’s predictions are likely to be just as far off I can’t see the harm in making a few for 2018. Often the predictions that are being made […]

The biggest real estate news stories of 2017

A dramatic power struggle at the government’s consumer watchdog agency, new augmented reality tools for real estate apps, the unveiling of the iPhone X, devastating hurricanes and wildfires, iBuyers bringing homeselling out of the dark ages, Amazon asking for the keys to our homes, the most sweeping overhaul to the tax code in decades and […]

4 steps to break out of your comfort zone

In 2017, I hit the reset button on my comfort zone. I quit my job (I actually quit two jobs), I moved from California to Arizona and started a new position as chief operating officer for HomeSmart International. Oh, and I became an Ironman! The journey to resetting my comfort zone actually began with committing […]

Real estate agent donates $100 from each sale to help animals find ‘fur-ever’ homes

Calvin Acuff, a real estate agent based in Morganton, North Carolina, is a self-professed animal lover who currently takes care of six pets — dogs Charlie, Molly, Willa, and cats Bow Tie, Orville and Leo — all of which he rescued while out and about hiking and walking in gorgeous mountain scenery that surrounds his town. […]

Connect the Speakers: Nela Richardson on economic inequality in 2018

Nela will open the main session with Brad Inman on Wednesday, January 24, at 8:30 a.m. at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, Times Square, during the session “The Water’s Just Fine and Other Predictions for 2018.”  We’re really excited to have you joining us as a speaker for Inman Connect New York, but tell us a […]

Pending home sales made small gain in November

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), a forward-looking indicator that tracks homes sales in which a contract is signed but the sale has not yet closed, increased 0.2 percent in the month of November to 109.5 from 109.3 in October. NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun credits the small gain in November […]

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