HUD drops anti-discrimination language from mission, draws criticism from real estate

Inmannews - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 10:39am
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the 53-year-old agency founded three years prior to the Fair Housing Act as part of the landmark Great Society program designed to eliminate racial injustice, is considering omitting the words “free from discrimination” from its mission statement ...
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Announcing our theme for Inman Connect San Francisco 2018

Inmannews - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 10:17am
This coming July 17-20, at the Hilton Hotel in Union Square, over 4,000 industry professionals will gather over 4 days, and share actionable solutions to working Faster. Better. Together ...
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10 years after housing crisis, some states still struggling to recover

Inmannews - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 8:14am
In the decade since the subprime housing crisis sunk the United States into recession, triggered the foreclosure of 1.2 million homes and caused the collapse of Lehman Brothers, home values across the West Coast have fully recovered while others still struggle to rebound ...
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Real estate daily market update: March 8, 2018

Inmannews - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 8:11am
All the latest real estate market news ...
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Here’s the tech that real estate leaders should be using

Inmannews - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 7:00am
"It still comes back to the relationships and relationship-building and keeping in contact with the other humans." ...
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4 tips for using video tours to show off your listings

Inmannews - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 2:45am
Real estate agents spend 28 percent of work time showing houses, according to Placester’s Life as a Real Estate Agent Survey, which makes transportation our biggest work expense ...
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How the inventory shortage is throwing a wrench in my business

Inmannews - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 2:30am
What I call “disruption fatigue” set in for me a couple of years ago, and now disruption has arrived. The number of people who want to sell their home has declined, and the number of people who want to buy homes has increased —creating a record-breaking shortage of homes for sale ...
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What does the apartment of the future look like?

Inmannews - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 2:15am
If you’re tired of seeing the same old, same old when you preview homes, you’ll love the National Multifamily Housing Council’s (NMHC) apartment of the future according to its report Disruption: How Demographics, Psychographics, and Technology Are Bringing Multifamily To the Brink of a Design Revolution ...
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BuzzBuzzHome launches new button for paying initial deposits online

Inmannews - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 3:25pm
The service, which Slutsky and his team hope to roll out to many more developments in Canada and the US by the end of 2018, would only apply to properties people are not able to visit, such as new projects currently in the process of being built. ...
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NAR fights for rule to potentially offer health care plan to Realtors

Inmannews - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 3:05pm
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) on Tuesday delivered a letter of support in favor of a proposed U.S. Department of Labor rule that could potentially pave the way for the trade group to create an Association Health Plan through which its self-employed Realtor members could receive more affordable medical coverage ...
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New CEO Simon Chen plans to put the ‘electronic’ back in ERA Real Estate

Inmannews - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 1:04pm
When Simon Chen joined ERA Real Estate in May, he learned that the acronym stood for "electronic realty associates." Chen is working to refocus ERA on tech as the new ...
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Capital Connect NY 18: Making it as a real estate tech provider

Inmannews - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 10:59am
See Adwerx's Jed Carlson and HomeLight's Devu Gandhi, along with moderator Clelia Peters (co-founder and advisor, Metaprop) onstage at Inman Connect New York's Capital Summit as they explain what they are doing to scale, stay competitive and make the very best use of their data for agents and brokers ...
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Capital Connect NY 18: Deal flow — how the M&A sausage gets made

Inmannews - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 10:56am
"Investors are getting increasingly sophisticated in this space," said JMP Securities managing director, Ryan Abbe onstage at Inman Connect New York's Capital Connect. "They've now seen enough companies come through their offices pitching them on what they're doing that they know what works and what likely doesn't." ...
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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices takes its first international step in Berlin

Inmannews - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 10:19am
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has signed Berlin, Germany-based brokerage Rubina Real Estate as its first global franchisee, it announced this week ...
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Re/Max is bullish on automated marketing with Adwerx, Imprev

Inmannews - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 9:39am
A week after debuting an automated marketing platform for its agents with the marketing company Imprev, real estate franchisor Re/Max is touting the results of another automated tool ...
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The top 10 markets for first-time homebuyers: Zillow

Inmannews - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 7:23am
Thanks to an abundance of undervalued homes ripe for appreciation, Tampa, Florida, topped the list alongside Orlando, Florida, which also cracked the top five. Houston, San Antonio and Dallas comprised the list of Texas cities ranked among the top 10, according to the Zillow analysis ...
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The essential guide for real estate leadership on diversity and hiring

Inmannews - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 7:00am
Real estate professionals are overwhelmingly satisfied with the job their leaders are doing in the face of fierce competition, calls for diversity, and major changes. Yet many denounced flawed hiring decisions and inadequate health care benefits, and called for more efforts to increase cultural diversity ...
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Yotelpad introduces small-living concept in posh Utah resort town

Inmannews - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 3:00am
Similar to opinions on the value of Zillow advertising or ibuyer brokerage models, the market's response to tiny homes depends on who you ask. If you ask the developer team behind Park City, Utah's Yotelpad, you'll get a confident response asserting that buyers are ready for less square footage ...
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This robot can build custom furniture for you

Inmannews - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 3:00am
The idea, said Lipton, is to make certain types of furniture assembly accessible to the non-carpenter. While the team still has a long way to go before its system is available to the average consumer, the researchers hope it can help others create custom pieces of furniture without a hand ever getting near a blade ...
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6 characteristics of excellent brokerage leadership

Inmannews - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 2:30am
From my 30 years of experience in the professional Realtor association industry, I’ve been fortunate to work with many talented broker owners and managers who have left a lasting impression in our 7,000-plus member association in metro Denver. ...
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