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In election years, political debates are not just limited to the candidates. Debates often arise within homeowner associations over restrictions on signage that may limit an owner's ability to place signs within the community.
Posted: July 23, 2014, 6:00 am
The bathroom is likely the smallest room in your house, yet it requires the most plumbing, fixtures, and lights per square foot. Bathroom remodels can be expensive, so you don't want to make any mistakes.
Posted: July 23, 2014, 6:00 am
The term residential care facility covers a variety of uses, ranging from foster family homes to adult care to facilities providing rehabilitative services to those recovering from mental illness. Regrettably, there is frequently a great deal of "not in my back yard" sentiment expressed when the issue of residential care facilities arises.
Posted: July 23, 2014, 6:00 am

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Real estate is an industry that’s all about your hyperlocal expertise. As an agent, you specialize in specific ZIP codes, home types, client types -- you name it. This industry is as much about niche specialties as it gets
Author: Trulia Pro Blog
Posted: July 23, 2014, 10:00 am
Some private mortgage insurers who have been regaining market share lost to the Federal Housing Administration during the downturn could soon be forced to implement price increases in order to meet risk-based standards proposed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s
Author: Inman News
Posted: July 22, 2014, 11:13 pm
Douglas Heddings — an exec with Prudential Douglas Eliman and founder of the blog TrueGotham.com before founding his own real estate brokerage, Heddings Property Group — has joined rival Manhattan firm CORE as executive vice president of sales. Heddings will
Author: Inman News
Posted: July 22, 2014, 10:44 pm
William Raveis Real Estate is looking to jump-start its entry into the New York City market by framing search results from StreetEasy, the popular regional listing site acquired by Zillow last year. Located at Tower 56 on East 56th St. between
Author: Inman News
Posted: July 22, 2014, 10:08 pm
The National Fair Housing Alliance and two other civil rights groups have filed a discrimination complaint against Fannie Mae contractor Cyprexx Services alleging that the company failed to properly maintain bank-owned homes in Latino and African-American neighborhoods in four U.S.
Author: Paul Hagey
Posted: July 22, 2014, 7:25 pm
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate President and CEO Sherry Chris led a series of discussions at the Real Estate Connect conference in San Francisco, with dynamic brokers from across the country packing the room to discuss key issues facing brokers.
Author: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate
Posted: July 22, 2014, 7:01 pm
Retail mortgage lender Guaranteed Rate has launched a new version of Partner Xchange, a coaching site for real estate professionals, that includes insights and expertise from more than 50 of the nation’s top real estate agents. Partner Xchange says it
Author: Inman News
Posted: July 22, 2014, 6:59 pm
A former Bank of America short-sale negotiator has been sentenced to 30 months in prison and ordered to pay $5.7 million in restitution for his role in a fraud scheme in which prosecutors said he accepted bribes to sign off
Author: Inman News
Posted: July 22, 2014, 6:19 pm
The next realtor.com “Accuracy Matters” ad, entitled “Mom,” will be running on cable networks including HGTV, USA, TBS, DIY and TLC. “Mom” is a follow-up to realtor.com’s “Doghouse Architects” spot, released in May.   Realtor.com operator Move Inc. launched the
Author: Inman News
Posted: July 22, 2014, 5:28 pm
Multiple listing service platform provider Rapattoni Corp. has entered into a multiyear agreement to license property tax, deed and mortgage records, and foreclosure data from RealtyTrac. The partnership also includes neighborhood data aggregated by RealtyTrac subsidiary Homefacts. RealtyTrac CEO Jamie
Author: Inman News
Posted: July 22, 2014, 3:36 pm
Sales of existing homes and total housing inventory climbed in June as the housing market continued to trek towards a healthier state, the National Association of Realtors reported today. Existing-home sales rose 2.6 percent from May to June to a seasonally
Author: Teke Wiggin
Posted: July 22, 2014, 2:07 pm
Have you heard the expression, “First impressions are everything?” Well, this is especially true for Realtors. A bad first impression can turn off otherwise hot prospects, ignite negative word of mouth, and minimize your chances of getting referrals and repeat business.
Author: Matthew Collis
Posted: July 22, 2014, 10:00 am
North Carolina real estate agents say housing markets in parts of Wake County, including Raleigh and Holly Springs, have been feeling the impact of the school district’s decision to cap enrollment at 20 schools as home construction continues to outpace
Author: Inman News
Posted: July 21, 2014, 11:15 pm
Just over a year after launching, New York City-based real estate brokerage and tech platform Urban Compass is worth $360 million, at least in the eyes of investors who ponied up $40 million for a Series B funding round announced
Author: Teke Wiggin
Posted: July 21, 2014, 8:10 pm
In a lengthy article that touches on many of the issues raised in a four-part Inman News series on how neighborhood data can complicate the role of real estate agents and aggravate residential segregation, The New York Times looks at
Author: Inman News
Posted: July 21, 2014, 7:36 pm
It’s become almost a given that real estate search portals will provide would-be homebuyers with information about the quality of local schools. Educators have complained that test scores and simplified school rankings don’t always tell the whole story. A school
Author: Inman News
Posted: July 21, 2014, 6:52 pm
What’s the difference between a blockbuster movie and a flop we can barely recall after we’ve left the theater? The answer is powerful storytelling. The same applies to listing videos
Author: Stephen Schweickart
Posted: July 21, 2014, 6:39 pm
Century 21 China Real Estate, the exclusive franchisor of the Century 21 brand in China, says it’s out to build its mortgage business under an agreement with the Lending Club of China that’s aimed at funneling cash from investors into home
Author: Inman News
Posted: July 21, 2014, 5:03 pm

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