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Homeowners insurance, also known as hazard insurance, provides you protection from the damage or loss of your property as well as liability coverage for anyone who has an accident on your property.
Posted: April 16, 2014, 6:00 am
When you get a mortgage loan, your lender has two alternatives. They can keep the loan in house -- called a 'portfolio' loan -- or they can sell or assign it to an investor. So why do lenders sell their loans?
Posted: April 16, 2014, 6:00 am
Have you ever wondered why some real estate agents do well in today's economy while others fail? There is a huge discrepancy right now between people who are failing and people who are succeeding.
Posted: April 16, 2014, 6:00 am

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Let's be honest: Video listings are a great real estate marketing tool, but sometimes you need more than a basic walk-through. Value-added features can be the key to making a standout video and boosting the selling power of a property
Author: Kathryn Royster
Posted: April 16, 2014, 10:00 am
Last year the National Association of Realtors announced it intended to tackle big data by launching a predictive analytics group headed by industry veteran Todd Carpenter. Why should agents care about predictive analytics — something many real estate professionals may
Author: Inman News
Posted: April 16, 2014, 9:45 am
W&R Studios, maker of the popular comparative market analysis tool Cloud CMA, has launched a new tool that allows agents and brokers to set up and brand multiple listing service listing alerts for their clients. Cloud Streams, which is currently
Author: Paul Hagey
Posted: April 16, 2014, 9:29 am
Marketers and brands (not to mention real estate brokers and agents) that use aggregated Twitter data to “spot trends, analyze sentiment, find breaking news (and) connect with customers” can probably expect to get their hands on more sophisticated data sets
Author: Inman News
Posted: April 15, 2014, 11:55 pm
Kunversion LLC has broken out four features of its high-end consumer relationship management platform and made them available to brokers and agents on an individual, a la carte basis. Nosy Neighbor and Listing Machine help agents generate seller leads; Property Boost
Author: Paul Hagey
Posted: April 15, 2014, 7:49 pm
Journalists from around the country will travel to Houston in June to learn about issues affecting housing markets, online residential real estate marketing, and sustainability and real estate design at the annual conference of the National Association of Real Estate
Author: Inman News
Posted: April 15, 2014, 7:07 pm
I am one of those guys who has had Dropbox for two years and had done nothing with it (same goes with Evernote, but that I will save for another time). However, when I had a problem with a closing while traveling overseas (this was when I was still a solo agent), I knew I had to make a change. That is when I started my pursuit of going paperless
Author: ActiveRain
Posted: April 15, 2014, 6:55 pm
A low supply for rental housing combined with high demand is pushing rents past the affordability mark in many U.S. cities, the New York Times reports. Traditionally, rents are considered affordable when monthly rent and utility expenses fall below 30
Author: Paul Hagey
Posted: April 15, 2014, 3:47 pm
The nation’s biggest multiple listing service is one of at least three big MLSs that have the technical capability to accept listings from a hush-hush project to build a national listing database that’s backed by The Realty Alliance, a network
Author: Inman News
Posted: April 15, 2014, 3:42 pm
If you are just getting your feet wet with Pinterest for your real estate business, you may not know just how good the site can be as a marketing tool! You might also not realize that you need to have a variety of boards posted that are about a lot more than just the homes you have for sale. Using Pinterest for real estate well entails having a variety of useful boards
Author: Guest Contributor
Posted: April 15, 2014, 10:00 am
Think you’re accomplishing a lot when you’re firing off work emails while you’re hanging out with your kids? Don’t kid yourself, says Arianna Huffington, chairwoman, president and editor-in-chief of Huffington Post Media Group. “Multitasking is a complete illusion — you’re
Author: Inman News
Posted: April 15, 2014, 9:39 am
At my company, Realty Austin, we stopped syndicating companywide to all national portals on Oct. 1, 2013, except for We are not a small company, so this was not a decision to take lightly. We are currently the second-highest-producing firm in our market with 260 high-producing agents
Author: Teke Wiggin
Posted: April 15, 2014, 9:30 am
The owners of a large Boston-based brokerage, Re/Max Prestige, have abruptly ended the firm’s affiliation with franchisor Re/Max Holdings, rebranding their 14 offices and 280 agents as Laer Realty Partners. Announced today, the launch of the new, independent brand —
Author: Paul Hagey
Posted: April 14, 2014, 11:17 pm
Zillow is now receiving about 33,000 listings from brokerages affiliated with Re/Max Integra, owner of three of Re/Max’s U.S. master franchise regions, through Zillow’s Pro for Brokers program. By participating in the program, Re/Max brokerages with 6,215 agents in 447
Author: Paul Hagey
Posted: April 14, 2014, 8:07 pm
In a lawsuit that seeks to prevent former President Errol Samuelson from working for rival Zillow, Move Inc. and the National Association of Realtors say Samuelson was privy to two secret, yet-to-be-launched projects — one that would provide
Author: Andrea V. Brambila
Posted: April 14, 2014, 7:33 pm
The Google Glass “smart glasses” are going on sale in the United States on Tuesday, April 15, as rising interest is being shown by property professionals around the world. The high-tech eyewear costs $1,500 (almost £900) and is on sale for one day from 9 a.m. EST to over-18s living in the United States who fill in an online form. It will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis as part of the Explorer scheme
Author: OPP Connect
Posted: April 14, 2014, 7:26 pm has teamed up with cable network TLC to help a St. Louis family find their first home on TLC’s hit show, “My First Home.” The episode will air on Saturday, April 26 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern, and will feature
Author: Andrea V. Brambila
Posted: April 14, 2014, 6:46 pm
If you’re a real estate agent or investor, or someone who provides services to either of these groups, there is something we all have in common: We all need access to good information. I think everyone can agree that we would all be seriously inhibited from doing our jobs if we didn’t have access to the essential data that allows us to make informed decisions
Author: Guest Contributor
Posted: April 14, 2014, 4:12 pm

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