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Why limited-english speakers could be a gold mine for your business

People with a limited proficiency in English — LPEs to the academics — total nearly 21 million. Of these, some 5.3 million are heads of households. That’s about 4.5 percent of all households in the United States. The question for the housing community is how to reach them and turn them into homeowners. Source: click […]

Keeping it real: The agent who sold the Playboy Mansion for $105M

On this edition of “Keeping it real,” a new series on Inman, Peter Lorimer sits down with Gary Gold, one of the agents who sold the Playboy Mansion. Gold shares his biggest secrets to success and how to achieve it. Source: click here

Can good come from our next housing crisis? 

The 2008 U.S. housing market crash was a powerful and pervasive force that reshaped many parts of our economy. Although the negative impacts — such as foreclosures, loss of workforce, shuttering of banks and market volatility — are held as prime examples, the impacts on the real estate technology space are far less understood. Source: […]

No budget, no problem: 3 ways to market as a newbie

The biggest question in your real estate career arrives in a wave of panic the day you get your license: What do I do now? Here are three great ways to get the ball rolling in the marketing department as a new real estate agent for little or no investment at all. Source: click here

LoanDepot names Jonathan Berkowitz chief innovation officer

Jonathan Berkowitz will serve as chief innovation officer at loanDepot and mellohome, rejoining his former Keller Williams colleague Chris Heller. Source: click here

Connect the ICSF Sessions: Navigating the ‘team vs. brokerage’ landscape

How can agents, tech companies and brokerages all move Faster, Better, Together? Learn how this July at Inman Connect San Francisco. Buy your ticket here, and remember that Select members get a $100 discount. Thinking of bringing your team? There are special onsite perks and discounts when you buy those tickets together too. Just contact us […]

The government needs to do more to make housing attainable: report

According to the 30th anniversary of the State of the Nation’s Housing by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, even though more than 40 million units have been built over the past three decades, high mortgage rates — which are predicted to climb to more than 5 percent by year’s end — […]

Redfin Chief Economist Nela Richardson departs

Nela Richardson, Redfin’s chief economist has departed from the company, she confirmed to Inman on Wednesday. Richardson joined the company in May 2014. Prior to joining the Seattle-based tech-focused real estate brokerage, Richardson spent three years as the chief economist at Bloomberg. “Redfin loved every minute of the four years that Nela worked with us, […]

This Vancouver man wants to build a free ‘laneway house’ on your property — here’s why

In an expensive city, people will find all sorts of ways to bring in rental income — and that’s why one Canadian man is offering to build a house on someone else’s property for free. Vancouver businessman Duane Laird is proposing a model similar to a so-called tiny home — a small house built onto a pre-existing […]

HUD failed to address lead paint dangers in public housing, report finds

An audit of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released Monday revealed a shocking lack of oversight by housing agencies across the country with regards to lead-based paint reporting and cleanup. The audit by the Office of the Inspector General of HUD found that the agency failed to ensure that public housing […]

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