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Midyear Update: Flat Forecast for Home Sales This Year

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - 7 hours 55 min ago

For the foreseeable future, the housing market will be plagued by scarce supply, according to presenters at the 2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, held recently in Washington, D.C.

For Buyers, Credit Matters—but How Much?

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - 7 hours 57 min ago

Borrowers not as creditworthy as others often have higher mortgage payments; in fact, according to an analysis recently released by Zillow, the average borrower categorized with credit as “fair” can be on the hook for $21,000 more than a borrower with an “excellent” score.

How Can Brokers Lead the Effort to Increase Listings, Boost Inventory?

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - 7 hours 58 min ago

According to RISMedia’s 2018 Power Broker Report & Survey, 71 percent of Power Brokers are being challenged the most by inventory shortages. This month’s National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable discusses how to address the issue, and offers up steps and solutions.

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Remodeling Mayhem

London Real Estate - 13 hours 59 min ago
  1. Remodeling Mayhem  The New York Review of Books
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Oil market bulls walk fine line as $80 crude hits demand - Financial Times

Europe Real Estate News - 17 hours 56 sec ago

Financial Times

Oil market bulls walk fine line as $80 crude hits demand
Financial Times
Consumer sectors such as food and beverage and household products could be hit the hardest, along with utilities and real estate. The potential boost could be a useful boon for European bank stocks, which have struggled to gain traction in recent months.

Love letters, contingencies, cash: Home sellers getting buyers to jump through hoops - USA TODAY

USA Real Estate News - Sat, 2018-05-19 12:02

USA TODAY

Love letters, contingencies, cash: Home sellers getting buyers to jump through hoops
USA TODAY
Home sellers have the upper hand in today's market, and higher prices aren't all they're commanding. Buyers are forced to make increasing sacrifices in hopes of landing a new home. “In this strong seller's market, sellers are drunk with power,” says ...

The week in financial markets: two moves

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Sat, 2018-05-19 10:20
Given only one soft landing on record, odds favor a different end: with the best of intentions the Fed will hike onward until we discover that a recession began four months ago.

NAR board approves $30 annual dues increase for 2019

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Sat, 2018-05-19 09:42
The trade group plans to use the additional funds to boost its annual spending for political advocacy, a transaction management platform for members and other initiatives by $35.5 million and shore up its reserves.

The top things you may have missed about policing this week - USA TODAY

USA Real Estate News - Sat, 2018-05-19 05:17

USA TODAY

The top things you may have missed about policing this week
USA TODAY
Teen found unresponsive in S.C. prison cell. Last month, seven men were killed during a riot in a South Carolina prison. Now, family members are again seeking answers in the death of an inmate in that state. A teenager who had been housed at the ...

Amazon Experience Centers Look to Transform Smart-Home Shopping

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Fri, 2018-05-18 23:01

Amazon is making moves yet again. As a way to market its smart-home business segment without having to invest in conventional store locations, the online marketplace giant has partnered with Lennar Corporation to provide connectivity demos of Alexa-enabled products—everything from video doorbells and smart shades to lighting and scheduled deliveries—within the homebuilder’s model homes, calling these showrooms Amazon Experience Centers.

NAR made $20 million from DocuSign IPO

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Fri, 2018-05-18 18:11
The venture arm of the trade group, Second Century Ventures, made a total of $43.8 million from selling shares in DocuSign, returning $20 million to NAR and keeping $23.8 million for recapitalization.

The gunman shot at Trump hotel was a stripper and porn actor who loved Melania Trump - Miami Herald

USA Real Estate News - Fri, 2018-05-18 17:22

Miami Herald

The gunman shot at Trump hotel was a stripper and porn actor who loved Melania Trump
Miami Herald
On social media, Oddi lists himself as a fitness instructor, real-estate investor and manager at Pegasus, a business dealing in minerals and gemstones. He also had ... On Instagram, he posted a meme from Turning Point USA, a right-wing conservative group.

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