Monthly Archives: April 2014

The conventional wisdom on why home sales have stalled is wrong

New data has pushed housing to the forefront of the recovery discussion. Can the economy recover without housing? What has gone wrong with it? If housing is de-emphasized [..]

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The art of specializing: what real estate agents can learn from basketball legend Magic Johnson

One of the first questions I ask newly licensed real estate agents or low to medium producers looking to increase their business is, “What is your niche?” After [..]

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Pamela Liebman: Chinese outspending Russians ‘in every segment of the NYC market’

Russian buyers have become scarce in the New York City real estate market, as fears grow that the U.S. will ratchet up sanctions on wealthy Russians as tensions [..]

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Homes for sale, rent-paying, ‘at will’ tenants included

Investment properties with tenants are being provided by investment specialist JWB Real Estate Capital, based in Jacksonville, Fla., which is ripe for further economic and real estate market [..]

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US’s largest homebuilder has ‘aggressive targets’ for entry-level home division

D.R. Horton, the largest homebuilder in the U.S., has announced a new division specifically dedicated to entry-level, lower-cost homes in the $120,000 to $150,000 range. The new division will [..]

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What’s the one tech tool or system every agent should spend money on? [Poll]

New technology is ubiquitous in the real estate industry, but what should an agent really be spending money on? Here, we leave the voting to you — let [..]

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How US agents use social media to land Chinese buyers

Chinese buyers are connecting with U.S. agents through social media platforms like QQ, WeChat and Weibo, and buying homes in Houston and land in Colorado sight unseen, Reuters [..]

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PDF Expert 5: very cool real estate tech tips No. 7 (7 of 10)

I use an iPad for much of my real estate business, and it is the go-to device for creating a paperless environment. Obviously, I use PDFs with most [..]

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Sex offender data threatening home values, tarnishing neighborhoods and frustrating real estate agents

Allan Van Inwegen said he received some unsettling news almost immediately after moving into a home with his wife and two children about 14 years ago. His neighbors [..]

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3 things venture capitalists want to see in a startup

Venture capitalists on the hunt for smart investments are looking for great founding teams, products that are defensible, and big market size, says Amy Wu, a senior associate with [..]

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