NEWS FROM INMAN
The week in real estate industry deals: April 17-21, 2017
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 12:00:26 +0000
While real estate agents chase leads and close deals on houses, there's another level of deal-making that takes place within the real estate industry: mergers, acquisitions, integrations and partnerships. We'll be recapping every week's noteworthy deals that didn't make it into print (and some that did) for your perusal. Here are this week's ...
Top 10 posts from last week
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 11:00:49 +0000
Here were the most popular stories on Inman this past week ...
Real estate market recap, April 17-21, 2017
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 10:00:18 +0000
Here's what happened this week in the real estate market ...
The week in industry hires and promotions: April 17-21, 2017
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 10:00:05 +0000
Who got hired or promoted this week? Here's our weekly rundown, in chronological order ...
Google Earth launches stunning new features
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:37:23 +0000
Just in time for Earth Day (April 22), Google Earth has relaunched with a number of new features, the most stunning of which is a number of guided tours of buildings designed and built by famed architects Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid ...
Ranch, Victorian or Tudor? The agent’s architectural house styles cheat sheet
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:42:24 +0000
For most buyers today, a home's architectural style usually isn't a "make or break" feature, and is ranked below other features and attributes such as the functionality of the indoor layout, energy efficiency, smart home technology capabilities, and where the home is related to work and school. But it never hurts to be able to quickly recognize and identify common home styles to better assist buyers who are sticklers for design ...
Colorado MLS makes Graphiq visualizations available to homebuyers
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:25:39 +0000
Colorado-based MLS Information and Real Estate Services now offers data visualizations powered by CoreLogic and Graphiq on each of their listings. ...
Prodigal single-family rentals are staying put — for now
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:02:04 +0000
During the aftershock of the housing bust eight years ago, flipping or fixing up and renting ex-foreclosures was almost as easy as minting money ...
Miami shudders under condo glut with 16-month supply
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:58:03 +0000
If there is another real estate implosion lurking down the road -- and we’re not saying there is -- the epicenter is likely to be in South Florida ...
Is growth of Zillow Group’s Bridge platform hype or substance?
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:24:56 +0000
During Zillow Group's annual MLS Forum in Las Vegas this week, the real estate giant took the opportunity to announce that more than 10 multiple listing services with more than 180,000 agents combined had signed up for a listing input tool from its Bridge Interactive subsidiary, representing growth in its customer base. But whether these MLSs represent growth -- and to what extent -- for Bridge is unclear ...
Gridics, provider of property analysis tool, closes $1.1M seed funding round
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:13:45 +0000
Gridics, the provider of a collaborative search tool for real estate agents and their clients, has clinched $1.1 million in a seed funding round, and has unveiled a new application designed to streamline the development planning and approval process ...
March existing-home sales spike 4.4% despite inventory woes
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:13:59 +0000
Economists have been predicting a "spring revival" since the beginning of the year thanks to hearty buyers who refuse to let low inventory keep them from finding the perfect home ...
Don’t want to pay for leads? Build your clientele organically
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:00:28 +0000
Real estate broker Angela Raab interviews F.C. Tucker top producer Laura Turner as part of her ongoing 10 questions project ...
How a 29-year-old Malibu agent rose to industry leadership
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:00:27 +0000
While studying politics at San Diego State University, Stephen Udoff intended to go into city council work. But by the time he turned 21, he had officially caught the real estate bug. The purchase of his first investment property along with interning for a real estate firm did the trick ...
What investors can do to bring value to their rental communities
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:15:21 +0000
As investors, many of us buy properties with grandiose dreams of big returns and how this property will be a great addition to our portfolio ...
Why real estate needs to stop whining about technology disruption
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:05:40 +0000
Real estate agents all around the world sound more like Chicken Little than professionals and business people. So much fear. So much worry. So much playing defense ...
4 ways to stand out from the mortgage broker crowd
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:00:38 +0000
When it comes to mortgage loans, non-conventional mortgage loans are in a league of their own. Each of these loans is different depending on the goals of the borrower, which means that it can be tailored and changed to fit specific needs. This is one of the reasons they are so desirable. However, this also makes them complicated ...
Beycome aims for the agent-less transaction — does it have legs?
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:30:46 +0000
I think it's healthy for real estate agents to know how to defend their value against the rise of internet-powered, agent-less transactions ...

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