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Garrett Aitken/iStockFor both renters and owners, a faulty toilet is nearly impossible to avoid. At some point in your life, you will likely deal with a commode that won’t flush, keeps running, or makes a weird sound.But toilet problems can do more than just wreak havoc on your plumbing. Because it accounts for about 30% of indoor water consumption
vkbhat/iStock; BruceBlock/iStockWhere are wealthy home buyers dropping their giant wads of cash? No, it’s not primarily New York, Los Angeles, or the rest of the nation’s glamorous big cities. And forget those chic beach and ski resort destinations. You’ll be surprised by the new luxury real estate markets to watch.The places generating interest fr
realtor.comTiki-themed decor is terrific when done right. And when a design-savvy owner marries midcentury modern architecture with Polynesian themes, the result can be transcendent. For proof, see this cool condo listed for $489,000 in Palm Springs, CA.The unit is currently pending sale and is expected to close for over the asking price.It’s locat
Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesWASHINGTON—Sales of previously owned U.S. homes sputtered in January amid high prices and limited supply.Existing-home sales decreased 1.3% in January compared with December at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.46 million, the National Association of Realtors said Friday.That compared with economists’ exp
In the first day that Keller Williams new consumer-facing app was live, it increased engagement in the company's tech ecosystem by 600 percent. Home searches were up 2,500 percent.Original linkOriginal author: Jim Dalrymple II
Despite the drop, sales are up annually — 9.6 percent higher than in January 2019, according to the National Association of Realtors.Original linkOriginal author: Veronika Bondarenko
Rich Polk/Getty Images; realtor.comIt appears Sir Anthony Hopkins is ready to take a final bow from his Malibu, CA, estate. He’s recently listed the storied Point Dume estate for $11.5 million, a substantial increase from the $3,795,000 he paid for it in 2001.The imposing cliffside mansion has made news of its own thanks to its durability in the fa
#NAREHS data for January will be released today at 10 a.m. ET @NAR_ResearchOriginal linkOriginal author: NAR Media Relations
Keller Williams, Benchmark Realty, Parks Realty and Village Real Estate have earned the largest slice of Realtracs Rewards, which is designed to increase participation in the MLSOriginal linkOriginal author: Andrea V. Brambila
Tobias Uhlig/iStockThink stars should grace only red carpets and the skies above? On the contrary, stars can be a classic staple in home decor—and not just in kids rooms. Check out the Sistine Chapel or New York’s Grand Central Station: Both have famous star- and Zodiac-themed ceilings.“Star decor is versatile and almost classic in design, bridging
realtor.comA colorful condo that’s been essentially uninhabited since 1974 is this week’s most popular home on realtor.com®. Decked out in groovy shades of green, the one-of-a-kind time capsule mesmerized us, and we wrote about it last week.Apparently you were equally impressed—your clicks propelled this ’70s hit to the top of the charts. The listi
A proptech entrepreneur who sold his previous company to RealPage has launched an app that pays agents to show apartments on-demand on behalf of busy property managers.Original linkOriginal author: Craig C. Rowe
Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they'll cover renting versus buying for millennials, Keller Williams ending profit sharing for defectors and how The Broke Agent is using TikTok. Original linkOriginal author: Byron Lazine
If you have clients who are struggling to get their finances in line while preparing to buy a home, here is some advice you can give them to help get their credit scores in good shape and keep them healthy moving forward. Original linkOriginal author: Steve Cook
Companies both old and new are racing to build platforms that handle more of the real estate transaction. Agents will have to adapt to survive.Original linkOriginal author: Jim Dalrymple II
The real estate industry threw some curveballs. Take Inman's real estate news quiz to demonstrate how strong your talking points and cocktail banter are this week.Original linkOriginal author: Inman
In his State of the State address on Wednesday California Gov. Gavin Newsom made a call for the state to address its crisis.Original linkOriginal author: Lillian Dickerson
A federal court ruled that the real estate giant was protected by Communications Decency Act.Original linkOriginal author: Andrea V. Brambila
David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images; Google Earth; realtor.comKim Kardashian West and Kanye West already own a massive house in Hidden Hills, CA, but apparently that’s not enough space. Witness their most recent acquisition: an undeveloped 2-acre plot for $6.3 million in La Quinta, CA.According to the Los Angeles Times, the plot was quie
The massive franchisor brought in $68.2 million in revenue during the fourth quarter of 2019 — and other key takeaways from RE/MAX's latest earnings report.Original linkOriginal author: Jim Dalrymple II