Monthly Archives: June 2015

RentPayment boosts tenant credit score through TransUnion — and landlords reap benefits

Ever wished that there was an extra incentive for your tenants to pay rent on time? YapStone recently announced that its online and mobile payments solution RentPayment, a [..]

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6 questions with ICSF speaker Joel Goodrich

Joel Goodrich at Coldwell Banker Previews International will be one of the featured speakers at Inman Connect San Francisco. We caught up with Goodrich and asked him six [..]

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Big data will soon differentiate the portals — not listing accuracy

The key differentiator between Zillow, Trulia and realtor.com in years to come will be big data, not the accuracy of their listing databases, according to a new real [..]

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Do mortgage loan servicers need stricter regulatory oversight?

As a result of the 2008 financial crisis and the resulting increase in the number of delinquent mortgage loan borrowers, investors are calling for stricter operational, capital and [..]

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Markets in West and Sunbelt drive rent increases

Average rents in the U.S. rose 6.3 percent in the past 12 months to an all-time high of $1,150. According to a monthly survey conducted to Yardi, rents [..]

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West, Northeast drive spike in home sales activity

Pending home sales activity hit a nine-year high during May, according to the National Association of Realtors. Sales volume increased by 0.9 percent in May when compared to [..]

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When should you wear a suit to a real estate appointment?

There’s no dress code in real estate, and most agents defer to their best business casual attire. However, there is a saying along the lines of, “Dress good, [..]

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Honeycomb-shaped home touted as affordable housing option

A British man has designed a honeycomb-shaped module that he says can “help people who can’t get on the housing ladder,” The Guardian reports. Every Hivehaus module is [..]

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Occupancy fraud poses threat to mortgage lenders, real estate agents and buyers alike

Thanks to relatively stable market conditions and low mortgage rates, some financially fortunate and savvy homebuyers may be going shopping for second and third properties — and while [..]

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Court filing in landmark case calls dual agency ‘an impossible situation’

The role of the real estate agent isn’t one that should be blurred, but regulations in most states don’t clarify an integral ethical standard for brokerages. In California [..]

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