Long-term rates are hanging on by fingertips to a key level, the stock market has the sillies (again), and all incoming economic reports are hot. It’s going to take a negative event (geopolitical or economic) to hold rates down where they have been for most of this year. ...Original link Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+
Hurricanes dampen Houzz’s Q3 renovation barometer results
Houzz released its Q3 Renovation Barometer, a report that tracks confidence in the home renovation market among a range of industry professionals, such as interior designers, architects and professional landscapers ...Original link
Sellers desperately want to be free of home stalked by ‘The Watcher’
You just bought a million-dollar, six-bedroom dream house where your family including three small children will live for years to come. Days after the purchase, you start receiving disturbing letters ...Original link
Increasing Inventory In NoCo Is Good News For Buyers!
The increase in inventory for Northern Colorado’s major markets, versus a year ago, is very good news for prospective buyers as now there are more homes to choose from:Fort Collins up 28%
Loveland up 4%
Windsor up 37%
Greeley up 5%
America’s hottest ZIP codes are cool under-the-radar suburbs
Realtor.com has announced its 2017 hottest ZIP codes, and 10 Texas, Colorado, Michigan and California towns dominated the list. Realtor.com analyzed 32,000 ZIP codes based on the time it takes properties to sell and how frequently homes are viewed in each ZIP code. Homes in each of the markets in th
Harvey Weinstein’s Hamptons estate vanishes from the market
As shamed Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein faces a barrage of sexual assault and rape allegations -- from more than 40 women -- his 9,000 square foot Hamptons mansion has been yanked from the market ...Original link
Rising sea levels could submerge 1.9M homes by 2100
Existing-home sales make surprise September rebound
After a summer full of setbacks, existing-home sales made forward progress in September, indicating that the temporary effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are starting to pass. However, the long-term lack of housing supply means that the increase in sales activity remains modest and fragile for th
The one app you need to help you sell to Chinese buyers
It's called WeChat, and it's available for free. Here's why agents hoping to sell to Chinese buyers should consider putting it on their business cards ...Original link
Voiceter Pro debuts new Alexa home valuation skill
20 tips for marketing your brand on Instagram
3 things luxury agents should know about Russian real estate
Russia takes the 16 spot on the list of countries with the most millionaires at 152,000. Its wealth is extremely concentrated, which means that those who are rich are very rich ...Original link
Selling a haunted house? Have no fear
Whether you believe in the paranormal or not, haunted homes are considered stigmatized properties in many states. According to LegalMatch, a stigmatized property is “a home or apartment where there has been a suicide, murder, cult activity, AIDS, famous adulteries or other misfortunes and crimes.” .
Capture all the Facebook seller leads you can before it’s too late
Every agent is trying to generate seller leads on Facebook, but they're missing some of the most important pieces to the puzzle. Quality online lead capture requires a sophisticated ad campaign and creative, and most importantly an engaging experience for the homeowner — not just a shallow landing p
How to sell your tech company
CEO Duane LeGate started Commissions, Inc., the fastest growing real estate tech company, in 2011. Five years and five months later, he sold it for around 240 million dollars. Now with three sold companies under his belt, this serial entrepreneur is sharing a little bit about what it takes to cultiv
Climate change will plunge the real estate industry into chaos
NASA climate scientist Mika Tosca explains how more wildfires and more flooding will spell big trouble for properties around the world in the coming decades ...Original link
Keycafe hubs convert shops, bars and delis into key storage
Mortgage fraud: Are you part of the problem?
There are lies and there are damn lies. Lies like the little white ones borrowers sometimes utter to improve their incomes just enough to qualify, or perhaps qualify for a better rate. And there are the whoppers some agents tell to, well, fleece unsuspecting clients ...Original link Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+
The biggest legal risks for real estate teams
Where does Purplebricks stand one month after its U.S. launch?
Where does the NYC broker war with StreetEasy leave the industry?
The battle lines have been drawn, but the end is far from uncertain. And the ramifications for the rest of the real estate classified industry in the United States could be far-reaching ...Original link<