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Augmented Intelligence: The Real ‘AI

January 6, 2018 1:59 am

Brokerages are placing their bets on Buyside to bring smart data to their agents’ fingertips If there’s a trend dominating headlines and transforming businesses today, it’s predictive analytics. To become more efficient in generating and curating sales leads, the best-in-class predictive tools mine databases to augment the best in human intelligence. Today, society benefits from […]

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Borrowers Beware: These Mortgage Rules Could Soon Get a Facelift

January 4, 2018 5:11 pm

(TNS)—Getting a mortgage today is much different than it was before the financial crisis. Loans have to meet certain standards and there are many rules lenders and servicers have to follow. But after a shakeup in leadership at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the future of some policies is uncertain. Here’s why: The new […]

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Would You Play Pretend Neighbors With These TV Characters?

January 4, 2018 5:11 pm

Good neighbors are hard to find—unless you live near your favorite fictional star. Which character on the small screen is the most sought-after in 2018? The best on the block, according to the annual Celebrity Neighbor Survey by Zillow, are Leonard and Penny from “The Big Bang Theory,” with 19 percent of the vote. Leonard […]

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Landing Better Leads With Realtor.com

January 4, 2018 5:11 pm

In the following interview, Kevin Leatherman, broker/owner of Leatherman Homes in Nassau County, N.Y., talks about thriving as an independent firm, landing better online leads and the importance of delegation. Years in Real Estate: 25 Number of Offices: 1 Number of Agents: 20 Please tell me a little bit about your company’s structure. I’m an independent agency, independently-owned […]

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One Size Does Not Fit All: Excelling in the Home Warranty Market

January 3, 2018 6:38 pm

In the following interview, Tim Haynes, president of American Home Shield® (AHS®), talks about meeting the unique needs of today’s consumer, improving the customer experience, and how one size does not fit all when it comes to home warranties. Real Estate magazine: Please tell us a little bit about your history. Tim Haynes: I first […]

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Tax Reform: Here’s What Could Impact Homeowners Most

January 3, 2018 6:38 pm

A new year has started, and with it a newly enacted tax policy: the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. While most changes will not be noticeable until consumers file their taxes in 2019, the new tax law stands to alter how consumers view homeownership incentives and could impact real estate markets across the country. Additionally, […]

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Zillow: Gains in Housing Now Make It Worth $31.8 Trillion

January 2, 2018 6:02 pm

A banner year. Another $2 trillion was added to the housing market in 2017, brought to a collective $31.8 trillion, according to a recently released report by Zillow. On an annual basis, home values increased 6.5 percent last year; values last expanded at a faster pace—8 percent—in 2013. The additional $2 trillion, put another way, […]

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Send an RPR Mobile™ Report and Earn With MVP

January 2, 2018 6:02 pm

NAR PULSE—Generate an RPR Mobile™ Mini Property Report via your iOS or Android device between now and Jan. 15 to earn a technology trends download from the REALTOR® Store and a chance to win an Apple Watch 3 from the Member Value Plus (MVP) Program! Act now to take advantage of RPR®’s school searching and […]

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Market Trends, and Your Big Opportunity in 2018

January 2, 2018 6:02 pm

As a student of history and the markets, I believe the real estate industry is the healthiest it’s been in more than three decades. Although sales and home prices are close to where they were before the housing boom, there’s more economic stability. Overall, I expect the housing market to remain solid, led by a […]

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Report: Cohabitating Increasingly Popular

January 1, 2018 5:26 pm

Solo living is becoming more difficult for younger generations, especially for millennials who are struggling to afford rising home prices if they are burdened with student loan debt. And with rental prices rising as well, even solo renting is not a realistic option for some. According to Zillow, a doubled-up household is defined as two […]

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