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How to tap into your local community for better client experiences

But swaying your client to try out a different neighborhood, so they don't have to compromise elsewhere -- that's a much tougher conversation. Here are a few lessons I've learned in helping my agents open their clients' eyes to new communities when compromises are necessary...

The real estate doomsday preppers

Leland DiMeco is making hay while the sun shines in the Boston real estate market. But he knows that at some point in the not-too-distant future, a real estate winter is coming that will cool off the city’s still red-hot housing market. Show More Summary

Manipulate your Credit Report, Go to Jail

Mortgage Fraud Blog. Ricky Lamont Flemings, 31, Antelope, California was sentenced to two years in prison for two counts of mail fraud in connection with a long-running scheme to deceive Experian and the other credit reporting agencies...Show More Summary Launches Mortgage Calculator for IOS Mobile App Users

Indonesia's has recently launched the Mortgage Calculator in their mobile application especially for IOS users. This facility is available on the Main Menu of the app, and on each page of property listings for sale.

Guilty Plea in Timeshare Fraud

Mortgage Fraud Blog. Patrick A. Nosack, 34, Henderson, Nevada, pled guilty in federal court to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud in connection with a telemarketing scheme involving timeshare resales. The telemarketing scam operated in Las Vegas, Nevada, and bilked over 3,000 victims of approximately 10 million dollars. Show More Summary

Houston Rental Market: Spotlight on the SNAP Bay Area Community of Clear Lake

Did you know that the Houston rental market is filled with SNAP neighborhoods? It’s true. And in case you’ve never heard of the designation before, they are neighborhoods that have been signaled out for their active, vibrant residents. As such, they are among the very best places in the Houston rental market to live. As it [...]

Real Estate Sold: Last Week's Top Sales: St. Francis Wood Mansion Scores Big

Listed for: $6.25M Received: $6.25M Size: 4-bed, 4.5-bath, 6,383-square-foot single-family home Location: 11 San Jacinto Way, St. Francis Wood The skinny: Built in 1982, this "French Style Villa with English influence" landed on the market for the first time...

Curbed National: Curbed's Guide to Architectural Tourism Across the Country

Courtesy One World Observatory You can scan social media and admire great architecture and design from afar, but there's something to be said about seeing a great work in its natural environment. The 4th of July is fast approaching,...

RentPayment boosts tenant credit score through TransUnion — and landlords reap benefits

Ever wished that there was an extra incentive for your tenants to pay rent on time? YapStone recently announced that its online and mobile payments solution RentPayment, a platform that is Level One PCI Compliant, is integrated with TransUnion's Resident Credit, helping renters build credit history...

6 questions with ICSF speaker Joel Goodrich

Joel Goodrich at Coldwell Banker Previews International will be one of the featured speakers at Inman Connect San Francisco. We caught up with Goodrich and asked him six questions about his real estate philosophy. Here’s what he had to say...

Flipping Out: Bernal Megaflip More Than Doubles in Price, Asks $2.195M

Just one year ago, a three-bedroom, two-bath Victorian in Bernal Heights changed hands for $850K. It was in decent but somewhat shabby-looking condition, with a cramped yellow kitchen and bathrooms that needed quite a bit of help (including a tub...

Big data will soon differentiate the portals — not listing accuracy

The key differentiator between Zillow, Trulia and in years to come will be big data, not the accuracy of their listing databases, according to a new real estate advertising report from Advanced Interactive Media Group LLC. Show More Summary

Curbed National: 18 Awesome Ways to Build a House with Windows for Walls

Photo by Sandra Pereznieto via ArchDaily Once a radical proposal for residential architecture, expansive walls of glass are now common in the most striking new modern homes. Whether they're framing Mediterranean or desert views, bringing the outside in, or setting...

Do mortgage loan servicers need stricter regulatory oversight?

As a result of the 2008 financial crisis and the resulting increase in the number of delinquent mortgage loan borrowers, investors are calling for stricter operational, capital and liquidity requirements from the companies that service loans, according to a recent white paper jointly published by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)...

Brazil’s Imovelweb Acquires Software Provider Urbanizo

Brazil's Imovelweb has acquired the real estate technology startup Urbanizo. The purchase is part of the continued expansion of Imovelweb's business.

RealtyTrac Announce Partnership with HOPE NOW Alliance

The HOPE NOW Alliance and RealtyTrac have announced a partnership for the remainder of 2015 to co-sponsor regional housing roundtables in selected U.S. cities. The first one of these co-sponsored sessions will take place in Cleveland, Ohio on June 30th.

Pinterest hops on the e-commerce trend with “buy” buttons

Pinterest is the latest social media platform to hop on the e-commerce train. Here's what you need to know to maximize your pinning power. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat

Deliveries, markets in west and Sunbelt drive rent increases

Average rents in the U.S. rose 6.3 percent in the past 12 months to an all-time high of $1,150. According to a monthly survey conducted to Yardi, rents also rose by 1.3 percent month-over-month in June. West Coast and Sunbelt markets are largely responsible for the overall growth in year-to-year rents...

Report: Business owners fail to shop for business loans, just take their first option

Talk about leaving cash on the table! A recent Lending Tree report found that entrepreneurs fail to shop around for small business loans, despite alternative lenders. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat

New study: Working moms have more caring sons, more successful daughters

Gender norms are being heavily challenged on a historically unparalleled scale, now it's commonplace to see socially assumed positions being subverted. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat

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