Monthly Archives: February 2014

Proposed tax reform bill that would include new limits on homeowner benefits looks DOA

A long-awaited proposal to simplify and overhaul the tax code appears to be dead on arrival, with Republican leaders showing little enthusiasm for a draft proposal put forward [..]

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Warren Buffett on real estate investing: ‘A climate of fear is your friend’

Real estate investments Warren Buffett made in a Nebraska farm in 1986 and a New York City retail space in 1993 taught him some general truths about investing, [..]

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Re/Max agents get ‘preferred access’ to SmartZip’s seller identification and marketing platform

SmartZip Analytics Inc. has been accepted into the Re/Max Approved Supplier Program, giving agents at Re/Max-affiliated brokerages “preferred access” to SmartTargeting, SmartZip’s sell-side marketing automation platform. SmartZip says [..]

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Coldwell Banker to sing the virtues of home sweet home on Academy Awards

The latest TV spot in Coldwell Banker Real Estate’s “Your Home” marketing campaign is set to air Sunday during the Academy Awards. The Realogy franchise giant debuted its [..]

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9 California MLSs set to use Move’s ‘deep-linking’ service to share listings

With the number of multiple listing services participating in a reciprocal deep-linking service powered by realtor.com operator Move Inc. set to grow from two to nine, more than [..]

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The question is not whether, but how, Bitcoin will recover

The troubles faced by Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox are “unlikely to kill the digital currency, which has long since gone global,” Brian Patrick Eha writes for the New [..]

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New-home sales climb in January

Sales of new single-family houses in January increased a seasonally adjusted 9.6 percent month over month to 468,000 from a revised December rate of 427,000, according to a [..]

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Could ‘post-suburban economy’ spell trouble for housing industry?

Families led by college graduates make about twice as families led by nongraduates, but both still spend roughly half of their income on housing and transportation on average, suggesting that [..]

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Step-by-step guide to a successful real estate content calendar

In order to be a successful lead generator, you must have a plan. When you have a written plan, you are more likely to stick to it. When [..]

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Purchase mortgage applications hit 19-year low

Applications for purchase mortgages hit a 19-year low last week, as demand from borrowers continued to lag despite the imminent onset of the spring homebuying season, the Mortgage [..]

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