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Homebuyers sue REX after losing $140K in wire fraud scam

The complaint alleges negligence and breach of fiduciary duty after an unknown third party impersonated the brokerage's title company and sent the buyers fraudulent wiring instructions.

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Home prices have surged nearly 20% since last summer, new data reveals

The increase, while unusually high by normal standards, marked the second month of deceleration as the market shifts away from the cheap mortgage environment brought about by COVID.

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FTC fines Opendoor $62M for allegedly ‘tricking’ consumers

Regulators with the Federal Trade Commission on Monday accused the iBuyer of "cheating" and "tricking" consumers. Opendoor disagrees with the allegations but has agreed to settle the case.

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Knock unveils new plan to help homebuyers reduce mortgage rate

Interest-free home equity advances to Knock Home Swap clients can be used to buy down mortgage rate or make a bigger down payment.

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These are the 10 states where homes are taking the longest to sell

Homes in New York state take an average of 130 days to both get an offer and then close a deal. That's longer than anywhere else in the U.S., according to a new study from online bank Tangerine.ca.

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House from hell: Potential buyer’s duty to clear out hoarder house

The house in Dover, New Hampshire, appears ordinary from the initial exterior shots until the listing photos take the viewer inside and reveal what appears to be an extreme hoarding situation.

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Tech spotlight: The Corcoran Group’s rental tech tools

Over the last few years, the company created a robust set of tools to help agents and consumers navigate the rental market. Recently expanding its offerings, here are some of the key features.

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Rubik’s seed funding augments growth of SFR investment class

Newly launched from New York City, Rubik marries deep-data analysis with a digital acquisition and transaction solution to assist institutional buyers in their enterprise-scale efforts to secure more- and higher-performing residential rental homes.

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Rocket rolls out home equity loans for debt consolidation

A new product for paying off high-interest credit card debt will be offered to millions of users of Rocket's personal finance app, Truebill.

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The top 10 most affordable American cities to retire to in 2022

Despite significant roadblocks, there are still plenty of places you can retire affordably and satisfyingly across the country. Here's the list compiled by a new report from Realtor.com.

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This August, let your tech flag fly!

This August, it's Agent Tech Month at Inman. Stay tuned for a deep dive into the tech platforms and products that are built to make your life (and business) better.

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Home prices down from peaks in quarter of nation’s top 50 markets

Falling sales are driving inventory growth, bit it will take more than a year at the current rate for listings levels to get back to normal, according to Black Knight's latest monthly Mortgage Monitor Report.

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Circa 1980: What real estate agents need to know about the era’s totally awesome housing styles

The 1980s were a decade of success, excess and flashy expenditures of money in almost all areas of society. Conspicuous consumption was admired and something homeowners aspired to and eagerly sought.

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Does real estate tech ever make you cry?

Real estate companies and associations have spent bazillions on technology that no one wants to use or that quickly becomes obsolete, writes broker Teresa Boardman. Here's what would make it better and more user-friendly.

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Job 1 is your database: Here’s how to keep it perpetually producing

If you do not currently have a database, it is time to start, writes Carl Medford. To ignore your CRM is to leave a significant opportunity untapped.

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Action! 4 ways to get started with Facebook Live

The most critical step you must take to experience success doing Facebook Live deserves the most attention: Just do it! Brian McKenna offers a step-by-step process for getting up to speed with this valuable marketing tool.

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TikToker slams Airbnb host for renting out former slave cabins

Attorney Wynton Yates specifically called out an Airbnb listing called "The Panther Burn Cottage @ Belmont Plantation" in Greenville, Mississippi, which has since been removed from the site.

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A pivotal earning season is beginning. Here’s what to know

Major companies share how much money they made as the real estate market veered south earlier this year and as Inman Connect unfolds, bringing these leaders together in Las Vegas.

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How to overcome objections

An educated buyer will make a smart choice and move in the best direction. So it's more than overcoming objections. It's providing the right information at the right time. Learn how these top professionals from Corcoran approach these new discussions as the market shifts.

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The brokerage is where lives are saved

The right place for bringing about this change is the team and brokerage; those entities have the biggest impact on agent behavior and culture. The efforts can be done at those levels.

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