Monthly Archives: April 2014

Bonus commissions could help buyer brokers avoid conflict of interest

The way the real estate commission structure is set up, there is an inherent conflict of interest between homebuyers and the brokers who represent them, according to real [..]

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Consumer watchdog to roll out e-closings pilot project

Closing on a mortgage can be a frustrating, overwhelming and sometimes baffling process for consumers. That’s why the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has decided to launch a [..]

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Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and a free Camaro

A 2,267-square-foot home on the market for $270,000 in Bolingbrook, Illinois, has all the amenities — granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, an oversized tub in the master [..]

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Zillow sweeps Webby awards 2 years in a row

For the second year in a row, Zillow’s website has won both the “People’s Voice” and the “Webby Award” in the real estate category of the Webbys, a [..]

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Trulia subscriber count swells to 67K in 1Q

Trulia grew its subscriber base by 7,000 agents in the first quarter to nearly 67,000, according to the firm’s first-quarter 2014 earnings report released today. Trulia’s first-quarter revenue [..]

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Steering 2.0? Data may undermine fair housing laws

Only every so often will Phil Faranda’s clients say “too much coffee, not enough cream” when he recommends listings in certain neighborhoods. But plenty of buyers in Westchester [..]

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Warren Buffett’s franchise brand picks up nearly 2,000 more agents in Las Vegas, Phoenix markets

Warren Buffett’s real estate franchise brand, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, can now claim nearly 28,000 affiliated agents in 37 states with the addition of two brokerages owned by Henderson, [..]

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Real Trends rankings reveal which real estate brokerages grew the fastest in 2013

Most of the U.S.’s largest brokerages grew their businesses in 2013 at a pace exceeding the growth of the market as a whole, according to an annual analysis [..]

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Top 12 features mobile real estate consumers want in a website

Real estate professionals who want to fully embrace mobile consumers to better compete in 2014 are focused on creating mobile strategies to help capture, engage and inform the [..]

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Major Redfin investor takes 9.5 percent stake in Zillow

Tiger Global, the massive investment firm that led Redfin’s $50 million funding round in November, has taken a 9.5 percent stake in Zillow. The Zillow investment by Tiger [..]

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