Monthly Archives: April 2015

Genuine Title faces federal lawsuit charges of deceitful activity

With a $35.7 million penalty lobbed against Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase in January still ringing in the ears of the mortgage industry, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau [..]

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Inman readers: No, listing agents are not overpaid

Denver-based franchisor Redefy and Philadelphia-based brokerage Houwzer are among a handful of real estate startups who have re-evaluated the brokerage model in the digital age and come to [..]

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3-D showcase of the week

This stunning, classic home is nestled at the top of Forest Heights in Portland, Oregon. The interior has been outfitted with almost $500,000 in upgrades, including high-end finishes [..]

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Lawmakers look to ‘trim the fat’ of title insurance in Big Apple

Already overwhelmed by a decade of regulator scrutiny and a complex new state licensing law, title insurance producers in New York have a slew of new regulations to [..]

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Why real estate agents should work with investor clients

The investor niche can be a great place for any real estate agents — enjoy multiple closings per client, laid-back professional transactions, plus a few things you never [..]

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Experience + data = better real estate decisions

As real estate professionals, we are frequently bombarded by people selling us new technologies to enhance our business. The other day, I listened to a pitch from a [..]

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Mortgage rates inch up

Mortgage rates inched up this week amid mixed economic reports. Rates on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 3.68 percent with an average point of 0.6 for the week ending April [..]

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Paying agents salaries, equity does the trick for Winklevoss-backed broker

Brokerages almost always pay their agents based solely on commissions. But TripleMint is one of a rare few that also pays its agents salaries and benefits — a [..]

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4 great ways to cultivate learning in your office

The world is a classroom — and when it comes to real estate, education should be taken seriously. Agents are constantly looking for ways to get an edge [..]

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Bea Chinner on how technology helps her sell high-quality, high-conversion leads to brokers

The Xineoh vice president of operations talks about why her company values transparency and the difference between how she and the Xineoh tech team choose to relax …

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