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Welcome to our monthly real estate report! Here is what we are seeing in the current market:   Average Home Price: The average price of a single-family home in metro Denver leapt another 5.2 percent in the past 12 months. In March of this year, the average metro Denver home sold for $517,897, a 4.6 percent price increase from the beginning of the y
Thanks to softening mortgage rates and stabilizing home price growth, this year’s spring homebuying season is expected to be a busy one. Original link Original author: Marian McPherson
The owner of a Los Angeles real estate firm pleaded guilty to running a home flipping scheme that scammed 25 victims out of $2 million. Original link Original author: Veronika Bondarenko
Federal regulators on Thursday proposed loosening the data reporting requirements that smaller lenders face when making certain types of home loans. Original link Original author: Jim Dalrymple II
Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) is set to become the first MLS in the nation to launch artificial intelligence-based compliance and listing input tools from tech startup for its more than 45,000 subscribers. Original link Original author: Andrea V. Brambila
Change is happening — it's real. At Inman Connect Las Vegas, join 4,000 attendees and 250 leading speakers sharing insights to navigate change and seize opportunity. Original link Original author: Kyle Pursell
Realogy’s stock price plummeted more than 17 percent to a new all-time low of $10.57 per share as of 11:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, exceeding the previous all-time low of $14.32 per share after the corporation’s Q4 2018 earnings call in February. Original link Original author: Marian McPherson
Since scooping up Climb Real Estate in 2016, the company has moved away from brokerage acquisitions. But Realogy CEO Ryan Schneider revealed how that all might change. Original link Original author: Patrick Kearns
For those not lucky enough to live in a Frank Lloyd Wright home, a property inspired by the iconic architect is on the market for $540,000. Original link Original author: Veronika Bondarenko
Rent-to-own startup Divvy unveiled a new, streamlined service Thursday that pre-approves would-be home owners in as little as 15 minutes. Original link Original author: Jim Dalrymple II
Realogy posted $1.1 billion in revenue in the second quarter of 2019, a decline of 9 percent from the first quarter due largely to lower transaction volume at its own-side real estate brokerage NRT.  Original link Original author: Patrick Kearns
This story about two agents' transactions illustrates the difference between a "little picture" and "big picture" approach to growing your real estate career. Original link Original author: Gina Castrorao
Things can get dicey in our society when it comes to the rights of adults who have mental impairments. Regular contributor Teresa Boardman shares her personal experiences with Alzheimer’s. Original link Original author: Teresa Boardman
The reality is, the majority of commissions will still come from mining a database, not the single-digit conversions from the internet or noise that can be a distraction. Here are a few ways you can up your game in today’s connected real estate landscape. Original link Original author: Fiona Petrie
A recent experience made regular contributor Troy Palmquist wonder: How many listing agents show up to appraisals? Here’s why he thinks it’s worth popping into the appraisal on your sellers’ behalf. Original link Original author: Troy Palmquist
What’s the secret to its meteoric rise, and what is it that investors see that justifies its massive valuation? This deep dive into Compass looks to provide evidence-based answers to those questions — and more. Original link Original author: Mike DelPrete
If you have the funds, you can buy a house owned by an entire country's government. A lavish New York state mansion owned by the East African island nation of the Seychelles just hit the auction block on Paramount Realty USA's website with bidding opening at $2.5 million. Original link Original author: Veronika Bondarenko
Texas-based brokerage JP & Associates Realtors announced Tuesday it has teamed up with a tech company to launch an agent-centric cash offer program. Original link Original author: Jim Dalrymple II
The free, 94-page e-book includes includes English-Spanish and Español-Inglés translations for common terms such as appraisal report (informe de tasación), buyer’s agent (agente del comprador), and closing costs (costos de cierre). In addition to technical terms, the glossary also covers common colloquialisms. Original link Original author: Marian is set to debut its first hard-cover book aimed specifically at the first-time homebuyer, according to an announcement Wednesday. Original link Original author: Veronika Bondarenko
Colorado-based real estate brokerage 8z Real Estate is the latest to offer a direct-to-consumer homebuying and selling platform, known as an "iBuyer." Original link Original author: Patrick Kearns
A legally blind consumer has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against News Corp. subsidiary and operator Move Inc., alleging the company's websites discriminate against people with visual disabilities. Original link Original author: Andrea V. Brambila
The real estate world was shocked to learn of former Keller Williams and RE/MAX real estate agent Holly Pasut's experience of going to prison for mortgage fraud. Here's a story from an agent who might have gotten into similar trouble had it not been for sound legal advice. Original link Original author: Jim Weix
When a buyer’s inspector is examining a home inside and out, imperfections are bound to turn up. Here’s how to best prepare sellers for this marathon event. Original link Original author: Cara Ameer
The best way to avoid being overwhelmed, wasting time and getting sucked into the addictive nature of social media is to have a plan, similar to an editorial calendar. Here are five tips for sourcing real estate content as well as how and when to schedule social media posts to become the local expert in your area. Original link Original author: Mat