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It is no secret that the National, State, and Local REALTOR associations are strongly opposed to certain provisions in both the House and Senate versions of the current tax reform bills. The REALTOR concerns range from worry that changes to the present capital gain exclusion will result in a further decrease to for-sale inventory, to concern that proposals regarding mortgage interest and property-tax deductibility are liable to decrease home ownership rates and to drastically depress property values.
Posted: December 12, 2017, 11:57 am
Canada's universities are attracting thousands of students from China each year. Many of the students live in homes purchased for them by their parents. Here are some other reasons why Chinese home buyers are choosing Canada.
Posted: December 12, 2017, 11:57 am

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Never underestimate the importance of your sphere of influence in real estate — referrals are the source of an estimated 42% of your business, and an additional 24% comes from past clients themselves. A full 2/3 of your business comes from people you know, so keeping up with them is critical
Author: Devon Broderick
Posted: December 12, 2017, 7:03 pm
Engel & Völkers' downtown Minneapolis branch was pondering what to do with a windowless space when inspiration struck -- it would make the perfect spot for potential buyers to grab a pair of goggles and vet as many as 30 homes in a matter of hours. With reclining arm chairs and special lighting, the VR theater could also bring family and friends along for a big-screen experience
Author: Eliza Green
Posted: December 12, 2017, 7:00 pm
Todd Callow leads the rental, owner and senior housing categories for Move (across realtor.com and Doorsteps.com), and will speak during the session, "Product update: What’s new at Facebook, Zillow, Google and realtor.com," at Hacker Connect on Monday, January 22, 2018, at The Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square
Author: Matthew Shadbolt
Posted: December 12, 2017, 6:52 pm
Stefan Martinovic will speak at Hacker Connect on Monday, January 22, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, Times Square, during the session, "Overcoming the tech integration problem."
Author: Matthew Shadbolt
Posted: December 12, 2017, 5:40 pm
Sydney and Kenny Blumstein will present at Inman Connect New York as part of Agent Connect on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Their session is entitled, "Anatomy of a team: family style, how it works."
Author: Matthew Shadbolt
Posted: December 12, 2017, 4:10 pm
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Author: Inman
Posted: December 12, 2017, 2:19 pm
New real estate agents are often told they should have a social media presence. Unfortunately, no one ever seems to know quite what that means or how to choose among the many different options
Author: Miguel Berger
Posted: December 12, 2017, 10:30 am
A few years ago, it didn't seem likely that any strategy could replace open houses and real estate agent-guided home tours when it came to marketing a home
Author: Richard Wolff
Posted: December 12, 2017, 10:15 am
Hurricanes took "a toll on over 270,000 homes” this year. In Texas and Florida alone, damage is expected to exceed $150 billion. Such numbers aren’t isolated to one or two events. Other hurricanes, wildfires, tornados and other natural disasters happened in 2017 that led to even more damages and repair costs across the nation
Author: Alec Sears
Posted: December 12, 2017, 10:00 am
It's been over a week now since wildfires broke out in Southern California, threatening homes and forcing thousands to evacuate their cities across the region to seek safety
Author: Gill South
Posted: December 12, 2017, 12:27 am
There's no denying that real estate tech investing is white-hot. We think it’s fertile ground for discussion, which is why we’re devoting the last day of Inman Connect New York this January to the subject.
Author: Inman
Posted: December 11, 2017, 11:57 pm
I distinctly recall Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate (BHGRE) CEO Sherry Chris approaching me as I exited the stage from an Inman Connect session 17 years ago. She had that fresh, eager look I see so often in younger people at our events -- their eyes say it all: "I get what you are doing and I want to be part of it."
Author: Brad Inman
Posted: December 11, 2017, 11:21 pm
Marking its fourth Golden State market-share grab within the last year, San Francisco-based real estate giant Pacific Union is acquiring a majority stake in Gibson International, a luxury Los Angeles boutique, effective in the first quarter of
Author: Gill South
Posted: December 11, 2017, 11:00 pm
The economy is booming and the housing market is red hot, but the background noise from Washington, D.C., is so shrill some days that you cannot think straight -- and it can create uncertainty and make your clients crazy. How do we tone down the noise?
Author: Brad Inman
Posted: December 11, 2017, 10:08 pm
Community networking platform Nextdoor announced the expansion of its real estate arm into three new markets: Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota; Washington, D.C.; and Tampa-Saint Petersburg, Florida. The company says it chose these three areas due to long waiting lists and robust market conditions
Author: Marian McPherson
Posted: December 11, 2017, 10:04 pm
Imagine a room full of creative, smart and clever real estate nerds. That is Hacker Connect, where 500 of the savviest real estate tech professionals will convene all day on Monday, January 22, in New York City at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, Times Square to solve problems, share insights and learn from each other
Author: Brad Inman
Posted: December 11, 2017, 9:43 pm
Nextdoor, a social network specifically designed to connect neighbors and is serving 100,000 U.S. neighborhoods and counting, has reportedly raised $75 million in a recent funding round, according to an article published today by subscription tech news website The Information
Author: Inman
Posted: December 11, 2017, 9:18 pm
Just two months after fires devastated sections of Northern California, a cluster of fires have broken out across Southern California, fueled by dry brush and Santa Ana wind events. Southern California has seen an outbreak of at least six major active fires. 
Author: Deidre Woollard
Posted: December 11, 2017, 8:38 pm

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