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6 vital questions to ask your lender

Listing agents often ask me how to vet the buyer and his or her lender, so I put together a short list of questions I would recommend asking the lender when you receive an offer...

James Hussaini: ‘Privacy is important because our franchisees share resources’

James Hussaini of Realty Point talks about founding a franchise and why the future of the industry as a whole causes his sleepless nights...

The rise of Chinese brokers

One of the most prominent trends in New York City real estate firms is the hiring of Chinese nationals. This trend is a result of the rising Chinese interest in purchasing NYC real estate over the past decade. The growth of Chinese economy combined with their interest in urban real estate in the U.S. has created new opportunities for growth among NYC real estate firms...

OutboundEngine cranks up your email marketing to 11

OutboundEngine is email marketing software that couples outbound campaigns with cross-marketed social media and landing pages to engage new and current customers...

Jeffrey Vier: ‘Most important is the idea and its chief benefits to a user’

Vier's favorite part of what he does is "The idea cultivation," he says. "At the core of every breakthrough digital product are a number of variables, but the most important is the idea and its chief benefits to a user. I love giving that idea a true place to live in the digital marketplace and arena."...

28 tips for becoming a digital marketing pop star

Here is an infographic put together by real estate digital marketing with 28 tips to become a real estate digital marketing popstar. It covers each stage of a healthy real estate marketing strategy beginning with the point of contact and ending with the point of sales -- master and implement these tips and you will become a real estate popstar....

All-cash purchases, institutional investors saw record lows in May single-family market

The percentage of single-family homes and condos purchased with all cash or by institutional investors hit record lows in May. Nearly 25 percent of all home sales in May were all cash purchases, according to RealtyTrac’s U.S. Home & Foreclosure Sales Report. Show More Summary

Facebook makes yet another change to their algorithm

Earlier this month, Facebook changed their algorithm to improve the content that users see, now turning their attention to video. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat

Timewarp tricks you into keeping yourself on task

We know you have work to do. And we know that the internet provides unlimited distractions. Timewarp lets you turn these off and get back to work. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat

Google quietly rolled out GitHub competitor, did you notice?

Google is gigantic, so when they launch a competitive product in the market, they have a shot at overtaking the smaller guy, but can they really replace GitHub? Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat

Palace Upgrade: Seven developers are currently competing for...

Seven developers are currently competing for the right to restore and operate the space attached to the Palace of Fine Arts that used to hold the Exploratorium museum. Proposals include hotels, athletic facilities, a museum, a market hall, and a...

Curbed Atlanta: Grand Historic Victorian in Atlanta Could Really Use Some Love

This old gal in the Midtown Atlanta has been lingering on the market for a year now, barely bulging on its original ask of $1.5M. Built in 1891, the old-world and ornate home has a lot to love: an...

Development Watch: 453-Unit Potrero Rental Complex Will Start Leasing This Fall

Just over one year ago, the big lot at the corner of Seventh and 16th streets in Potrero Hill was just a big, empty expanse covered in cracked concrete. Now, a 453-unit development run by Equity Residential is well on...

Commercial mortgage-backed security accounts for larger percentage of multifamily loans

Apartment sales volume, maturing loan refinances and the conversion of construction loans to permanent financing has propelled multifamily lending so far in 2015. Commercial mortgage-backed security (CMBS) originations have increased, with conduits issuing $5.4 billion of multifamily loans during the first five months of this year...

Renovations: 1960s Dutch House Went to the Dark Side and It's Glorious

All photos by Hugo de Heij via Dezeen Tasked with remodeling an already once-renovated 1960s house near Eindhoven, local firm WillemsenU Architecten went for an extreme makeover, opting to cover the structure in very en vogue dark timber cladding. The...

Sprint expanding “Direct 2 You” program: Cheap stunt or revolutionary move?

Sprint is still struggling to repair their image and the new Direct 2 You program hopes to assist in their effort. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat

Cargotecture Watch: Shipping Container Eco-Spa Gets Green Light in Mission Bay

Renderings via Rebar Once a neglected former rail yard, Mission Bay is set to be remade as a tech and biotech hub with 6,000 residential units. As a place to call home, though, it's one of the city's least strollable...

'Apprentice' winner Leeza Gibbons sells estate once owned by early film star Al Jolson

Television talk-show host Leeza Gibbons, who won presidential hopeful Donald Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice" earlier this year, has sold the Al Jolson estate in Encino for $5.77 million.

Eating Pretty: A Mini Cooper Is Decor in This Quirky Japanese Restaurant

All photos © Yoshiro Masuda, Taryo Etou via Archdaily We see a lot of eccentric Japanese architecture—like a house with no interior walls—but rarely something this sweet and homey. Located an hour north of the city of Osaka in...

For Only $2.5M, You Could Own This House in a Sinking Vancouver Suburb

Thanks to a tip from a British Columbia resident, we are now aware of this house—described in the listing as "old house"—in the coastal Vancouver suburb of Richmond, which is asking a mere $2.5 million. If you're still not...

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