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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

Existing home prices hit new record high as sales slump

Existing homes sales fell 0.4 percent month-over-month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.43 million after declining last month too, due to low inventory, according to the National Association of Realtors. The median existing home price in May 2018 was $264,800, a record high and up 4.9 percent from $252,500 May 2017, according to […]

5 tips for selling vacation and second homes

Vacation homebuyers may be on a decline nationally (down from 16 percent to 12 percent according to the latest figures from the National Association of Realtors), but experts who work in this segment of the real estate industry are confident about the continued and growing appeal of their product — even during a possible downturn. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 — […]

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 […]

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

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