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Investing in mortgages should not be looked at with trepidation. As with other cash flow investments such as corporate bonds, government notes, or money market funds, mortgage investments can be looked at in the same vein.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 12:05 pm
Our condo has an election coming up: eight applicants for four positions. Residents are sent packets with applicants' resumes and proxy sheet to mail n if they are not able to attend the meeting to vote in person. Some residents ignore the entire event. Some applicants are going door to door asking residents to sign a proxy form for them. These applicants will then walk into the meeting with signed proxies - more or less rigging the voting process.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 12:05 pm


Real Estate News for Realtors and Brokers

There are not many people who care to read about fair housing. Let’s face it, most of us are salespeople, and sometimes rules seem like unfair barriers
Author: Teresa Boardman
Posted: February 22, 2018, 10:15 am
You might think an LLC is just for tax and legal benefits, but there are also crucial business reasons real estate agents should work through an
Author: Chris Haddon
Posted: February 22, 2018, 10:00 am
Experts have said time and again that increased new residential construction is the key to bolstering inventory levels and slowing home price growth. So, how have homebuilders across the nation done with getting us closer to that "magic" number of 1.5 million annual housing starts
Author: Marian McPherson
Posted: February 22, 2018, 5:01 am
Propify, an Australian company that launched in January 2017, aims to use the blockchain technology to create an online repository of property listings, home appraisal data, and client reviews of real estate agents
Author: Veronika Bondarenko
Posted: February 22, 2018, 12:10 am
Redfin going public, the iBuyer invasion, Compass's massive funding round -- there's no doubt that a lot of money is being poured into the real estate brokerage space right now, Michele Conn (SVP of mergers acquisitions and research at Swanepoel T3 Group) told the audience at Indie Broker Summit, a special day of programming at Inman Connect New York
Author: Inman
Posted: February 21, 2018, 11:06 pm
As all first-time buyers quickly discover, the cost of homeownership is more than a down payment, monthly mortgage, insurance and utilities — it's also paying for the maintenance services that keep your home running smoothly every day
Author: Marian McPherson
Posted: February 21, 2018, 10:25 pm
"Most economists we surveyed see a stronger outlook for the housing market over the next year or two but a more pessimistic outlook on the longer horizon."
Author: Marian McPherson
Posted: February 21, 2018, 9:07 pm
David Marine is the Senior Vice President of Brand Engagement for Coldwell Banker where he positively influences consumers on a mass scale from his management of world-class, award-winning advertising campaigns to elevating Coldwell Banker’s digital footprint each year with his creativity in regard to content and video creation which has garnered over 60 million viewers in 2016 alone
Author: Matthew Shadbolt
Posted: February 21, 2018, 7:42 pm
Studies show that texting, gossiping, surfing the web and snacking are some of the biggest wastes of time for people at work. So what can you do to shift your focus and increase productivity instead of letting the day get away from you
Author: Inman
Posted: February 21, 2018, 7:00 pm
"Who are you? And should I trust you?" These are the two essential questions asked and answered by the artificial intelligence (AI) built into Trust Stamp, an app meant to keep you and your clients safe by automatically screening your leads, home site visitors and potential customers
Author: Inman
Posted: February 21, 2018, 6:00 pm
Robert Reffkin is the founder and CEO of Compass. Combining the country's top agents, proprietary market insights and integrated mobile and web technologies, technology-driven real estate platform Compass is dedicated to creating a seamless and intelligent homebuying, selling and renting experience. We recently sat down with Robert to pick his brain about the future of real estate leadership
Author: Matthew Shadbolt
Posted: February 21, 2018, 5:30 pm
The consumer has never had better ways to view homes online. What are the latest developments that will improve the online visual experience, and what should you be prepared to offer your home sellers
Author: Inman
Posted: February 21, 2018, 5:00 pm
Almost all agents use Facebook and/or Instagram but are they using those social media tools correctly? Listen in as the Tech Connect presenters share a step-by-step guide that will help you leverage these important platforms
Author: Inman
Posted: February 21, 2018, 4:51 pm
One of the many beneficial sessions at Inman Connect New York is “Tech live problem solving” at Tech Connect, where the pros discuss audience queries and work through issues live onstage
Author: Inman
Posted: February 21, 2018, 4:49 pm
Existing-home sales decreased 3.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 5.38 million in  January -- dipping from a downwardly revised 5.56 in December 2017, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported today
Author: Marian McPherson
Posted: February 21, 2018, 4:33 pm
TextoAd is a text message marketing platform for listings and lead generation that uses custom yard sign numbers to automate property information follow-up via text message
Author: Craig C. Rowe
Posted: February 21, 2018, 11:00 am
If you have been in real estate for even a short while, you have probably heard that one of the quickest ways to get listings or find buyers is to work your SOI (sphere of influence)
Author: Tyler Weinrich
Posted: February 21, 2018, 10:45 am
With the abundance of sunshine, everything blooming and people eager to get out and about, spring is the perfect time for sellers to spruce up their home and jump on the market
Author: Nicole Solari
Posted: February 21, 2018, 10:30 am

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