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The ascendance of Redfin and Compass in the new Swanepoel Mega 1000 rankings shows how once again, upstarts are beating incumbents at their own game. Source: click here

Redfin, Compass crack top 10 in new Swanepoel Mega 1000 list

Inman readers are getting an exclusive first look at the Swanepoel Mega 1000 from California-based real estate consulting firm T3 Sixty, which ranks the top brokerages franchisors and holding companies. Source: click here

Why you need to jump on the blockchain bandwagon

Cryptocurrencies — bitcoin in particular — are all the rage right now. If you’ve been holding the conversation at arm’s length, thinking it’s a fad that would quietly fade, it’s time to start paying attention. Source: click here

When it’s time to redevelop your structure and business model, Inman Select provides guidance

Inman Select was launched to provide real estate agents and brokers with a reliable, specific source for the news and information they need to thrive in the real estate industry. And it’s helped hundreds of real estate professionals identify areas for improvement, plan and execute change and stay on top of rapid industry shifts as legal […]

7 tips and tricks for selling land

There are plenty of tricks and upgrades that sellers and real estate agents can take advantage of to sell a home, but how do you upgrade a plot of land? How do you make it appealing to buyers? Source: click here

Home prices rose 7% in March

CoreLogic released its March Home Price Index and Forecast today, which showed a 7 percent year-over-year and 1.4 percent month-over-month increase in home prices. “Home prices grew briskly in the first quarter of 2018,” said CoreLogic Chief Economist Dr. Frank Nothaft in a statement. “High demand and limited supply have pushed home prices above where […]

Real estate daily market update: May 1, 2018

 We’ll add more market news briefs throughout the day. Check back to read the latest. Most recent market news Tuesday, May 1 Bankrate mortgage rates The average 30-year fixed-mortgage rate is 4.42 percent, a decrease of 5 basis points since the same time last week. A month ago, the average rate on a 30-year fixed […]

How agents are reacting to the iBuyer wars

Zillow may as well have declared war on iBuyers when it announced it would start buying and selling homes on its own. The intense competition between Zillow, Opendoor and OfferPad has agents paying close attention. Source: click here

CFPB addresses ‘black hole’ in mortgage disclosure rule

The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) last week finalized changes to address so-called “black holes” in the “Know Before You Owe” mortgage disclosure rule. The “black holes” created ambiguity about when lenders had to tell potential borrowers about closing costs.  Changes to the 2015 rule — also called TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure, or TRID — are intended […]

HUD settles three separate sexual harassment lawsuits

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that it’s reached settlements with three separate landlords over claims of sexual harassment — a violation of the federal Fair Housing Act. “Landlords are required to comply with the Fair Housing Act, the federal law that has banned housing discrimination for the last 50 […]

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