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Wells Fargo targets first-time buyers with affordable mortgage program

Wells Fargo, the nation's largest mortgage lender, is introducing a new home loan program that emulates those offered by the Federal Housing Administration with a couple of buyer-friendly twists. The bank is simplifying some of the extensive...Show More Summary

RESO Announces Free Web API Certification, new CMLS Webinar

The Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) Board of Directors voted yesterday that all MLSs currently Data Dictionary Certified – which is the majority of the MLS world – will now be able to get Web API Certified for free. RESO also...Show More Summary

What’s Your Loyalty Program?

A loyalty program is such a simple thing to construct, and they work. I buy from Amazon because I get Amazon Prime – free shipping – a loyalty program. I fly with American or United because they give me priority boarding, upgrades, and other perks – a loyalty program. Show More Summary

Killer Modern House in Brazil Opens Right Up to the Great Outdoors

It's lovely We love a good indoor-outdoor house. That is, a private residence that makes use of a temperate—or tropical—climate by orienting rooms around open-air courtyards, or by making seamless connections between a living room inside...Show More Summary

This Boxy, Minimalist Home Was Built for a Japanese Art-Lover

A collector's ideal space offers night (and day) at the museum Have you ever wanted to live in an art gallery? The House for Contemporary Art designed by Japanese architects Ryumei Fujiki + Yukiko Sato was designed to fulfill that wish. The...Show More Summary

Eco-Friendly Wine Country Estate Offers Stunning Views and a Tesla Charging Station for $10M

This Sonoma County home is for the Silicon Valley influencer that has everything Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'dShow More Summary

Anything-goes Venice is a feast for the senses

Venice was conceived and built in the early 1900s, once part of a string of Southland coastal amusement parks that stretched from Santa Monica’s Pleasure Pier to the Pike in Long Beach.  It was a time so genteel that men’s and women’s bathing suits ran from ankle to neck, and attractions like ballroom...

See Bernie Sanders Supporters Take Over a Googie Masterpiece

Johnie's Coffee Shop briefly became "Bernie's" last night The most iconic non-operational restaurant in Los Angeles played host to a very quirky campaign event for Bernie Sanders last night. At around 7 PM, the familiar Googie facade...Show More Summary

Think this, not that: simple mindset changes to convert more leads

In our daily endeavor towards success, it is often overlooked how our mindset can have a profound impact, even with the simplest changes. What used to be considered inherent qualities like intelligence, personality and creativity can actually be cultivated with the right mindset, allowing the perseverance and resilience to succeed...

Top comments of the week May 23-27

It's a rare day at Inman News when someone doesn't bring up the outstanding nature of our readership. One way that we learn more about your experiences and perspectives is through the insightful comments you leave and lively conversation threads that ensue. Here we've compiled some of our favorites from this week, in no particular order...

Houzz wins ‘Best App’ at first-ever Google Play awards

Houzz, a renovation and redecorating idea platform, snagged "Best App" at Google's inaugural Google Play awards on May 19. The design company beat out Buzzfeed News, Colorfy, Tune In Radio and Yummly for the top spot...

Curbed's Guide to Architectural Tourism Across the Country

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. With summer travel season about to start, there's plenty of time toShow More Summary

Homes of the Future: New Exhibit Addresses U.K. Housing Crisis

Six firms rethink traditional architecture The United Kingdom has a housing problem. The pipeline for building traditional British homes is insufficient to meet demand, and conventional housing types don't quite fit current lifestyles. To...Show More Summary

La Quinta estate with a fancy aquarium tops Riverside County's priciest homes

Riverside County, long a playground of Hollywood stars and entrepreneurs, saw its median price for single-family homes climb to $325,000 in April, a 4.8% increase over  the previous year, according to CoreLogic. Here’s a look at the homes that top the area’s ultra-high-end market. LA QUINTA: Designed...

Lavish closets invite you to walk in - then have an espresso or a massage

A walk-in closet would be luxury enough for many people, but wait until you hear about the latest in over-the-top closet design. Hidden safes that can be accessed only by thumbprint. Lounging areas with a minibar and espresso machine. A space for a massage table, or a special sink to get your hair...

My Favorite Room: For Gabriel Iglesias, no funny business in the bathroom

Restroom, john, privy, outhouse, loo. Call it what you will, but for comedian and “Magic Mike XXL” actor Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, the private bathroom at his Signal Hill compound is a sanctuary. “Whether I’m at home or on the road or in the lobby or on a plane, I’m never alone,” said Iglesias,...

FHFA says US home prices continue to rise

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that national home prices have once again increased. The increase, a slight 1.3 percent since the last quarter, brought year-over-year growth to 5.7 percent...

3 upcoming Twitter changes you should be ready for

Twitter announced that new features are in the works intended to expand the depth of content that can be delivered in a single tweet. For as much mindless tripe as Twitter makes available to us, there seems to be an equal amount of business outreach value. If used strategically, that is....

5 things every agent should know about insuring historic homes

Whether you are helping your client to purchase or sell a historic home, there seems to be a lot of insurance misconceptions in the real estate industry regarding what is covered. We wanted to help set the record straight so that you...Show More Summary

Nightmare on Main Street: When natural disaster strikes home

On Aug. 23, 2005, the hurricanes at Pat O’Brien’s -- the famed French Quarter watering hole -- were flying off the bar. Few in the Sportsman’s Paradise had noticed the formation of small tropical depression germinating in the warm Atlantic Ocean waters that summer. Everyone in the Big Easy was enjoying life and letting the bon ton roulette (the good times roll)...

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