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Coming this week: staging objection counters, ‘green’ listings and more

What can you expect from Inman in the coming week? Here are some news items we're excited to share with our readers...

Why do agents and brokers choose to syndicate listings?

Despite all the controversy around syndication, every day brokers and agents choose to send their listings to Zillow, Trulia, realtor.com and other third-party portals for two main reasons: to satisfy sellers and to generate leads. That's according to the 93 brokers, 169 agents and 11 other industry pros who took Inman's online survey that ran from March 31 to April...

weekend open house: Disarmingly Charming and Historic 1930s Spanish in Glendale's Rossmoyne District Asking $1.36 Million

Open House: Saturday, April 25, 2015 between 1 PM - 4 PM; Sunday, April 25, 2015 between 1 PM - 4 PM 1106 Rossmoyne Ave, Glendale Price: $1,360,000 Beds, Baths: 3 beds,...

Millennials shun the new home sales market: in the face of tight inventory, why are builders not building new homes?

One of the many interesting dynamics of the current housing market is the lack of new home sales and also, new home construction.  New housing construction tends to be a boom for the economy across all income levels.  Why?  People when buying a new home also tend to fill the house with the general crap […]

Frank Sinatra's former New York City penthouse sells for about $5 million

Frank Sinatra’s onetime penthouse on New York City’s Upper East Side has sold for $4.93 million. 

Top 5 posts of the week

Here were the most popular stories on Inman this past week...

The week in industry hires: April 20-24

Who got hired or promoted this week? Here's our weekly rundown, in chronological order...

PropertyGuru and Maybank Partner in Southeast Asia

PropertyGuru has partnered with Maybank in which it will provide its property content, listings and news to users of Maybank’s Property Finder app.

NASDAQ Listed MercadoLibre Acquires Mexico’s Metroscubicos

MercadoLibre, Latan America's largest largest e-commerce marketplace, has announced the purchase of metroscubicos.com from the Grupo Expansion (GEx).

How to Fight the Fear of Mortgage Rejection

A year has passed since I worked with a client on a national survey of prospective buyers that would help real estate professionals understand better why the numbers of mortgage applications keep falling below expectations. At that time, as now,...

LA River Rising: Could the LA River Play a Key Role in Helping LA Meet Its Housing Goals?

Mayor Garcetti's announced he wants to build 100,000 new housing units by 2021, and a new report out from the Los Angeles Business Council says that neighborhoods along the soon-to-be reinvigorated LA River could make a huge difference in...

New to Market: Restored 1948 Gregory Ain House in Mar Vista Tract Asks $1.3M

Hometown architectural hero Gregory Ain apprenticed with Rudolph Schindler and Richard Neutra, and went on to have a huge impact on Modernist housing for the masses through projects like his Mar Vista housing tract, in which this 1,450 square...

Senator Grassley Questions Appointment Of New FHA Head

Senator Charles Grassley is challenging the method by which the HUD Secretary installed a new head of the Federal Housing Administration

Turf Wars: Mission Protesters Fight for Housing By Fighting Against It

Preliminary renderings courtesy David Baker Architects There's a strange thing that happens at community meetings for proposed housing developments in the Mission, which is this: both developers and neighborhood activists cite a need for more housing, and more affordable...

Apple Watch App Lets You Loiter Suspiciously Outside People's Houses

Listings website Estately just announced the launch of their new Apple Watch app, which, "allows users to stand in front of a for sale sign and see the price, details and photos while casually pretending to check the time...

Too Short; Didn't Read: This Week in Social: Solange's Sofa, Sarasota Modernism, and The Whitney Bag

Welcome to Curbed's new weekly round-up of architecture and design on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and (god forbid) even LinkedIn. Collected from retweets, inter-office chats, and, well, anything that sent us into a 140-character tizzy, this is what Curbed editors actually...

Designer Digs: Look Inside Marc Newson's Otherworldly Yet Cozy London Loft

All photos by Gonzalo Machado via AD España Marc Newson, the renowned Australian industrial designer and newly minted Apple exec, has unsurprisingly showered his amorphous, futuristic aesthetic all over his London loft. With the exception of the oak-paneled Victorian library,...

Know these 6 weaknesses of real estate data

Real estate data can help agents better guide clients through the buying and selling process. But its proliferation has also given rise to some pitfalls for agents, creating more potential for agents to inadvertently mislead clients or dilute their level of service. Speakers recently discussed the matter at...

Associations not allowed to display listings under .realtor domain

Come May 7, U.S. and Canadian brokerages and associations who want to make sure their home on the Web reflects their Realtor affiliation will be able to claim their own.realtor URL. But associations won't be able to link to or display property listings at that URL -- something many, if not most, currently do on their websites...

State O' the Market: People Are Starting to Buy Houses in Los Angeles Again

The American Horror Story house (aka the Rosenheim Mansion) finally sold in March after years on the market The newest report out from Douglas Elliman Real Estate paints an encouraging picture of the single-family and condo market, at least...

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