Freddie Mac will offer job search assistance to rural homeowners

The initiative is targeted toward homeowners who already have Freddie Mac Home Possible mortgages, a category of mortgages with 3 percent to 5 percent down for homeowners with low income or in underserved communities.

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Purplebricks to launch in Las Vegas and Phoenix

Flat-fee brokerage Purplebricks is set to launch in Las Vegas and Phoenix, expanding on its U.S. presence in California and New York.

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Connect The ICSF Speakers: Matthew Luhn added to CMO Connect

On Tuesday, July 17th at CMO Connect, Matthew will discuss the five steps to crafting a great story and will then lead attendees in an interactive workshop where they will be able to will dig into their own brand and learn how to use the elements of great storytelling to inspire and influence their target audiences.

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Map visualization tool SightMap offers renters a better way to apartment hunt

Engrain, a data visualization software company based in Denver, Colorado, released a new version of SightMaps, which empowers users to create and publish web-based, unit-by-unit and site plan maps of apartment properties and office spaces, for potential use in internet listing sites, such as Zillow and realtor.com.

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Opendoor rivals don’t fear Silicon Valley upstart’s $325M round

Opendoor’s competitors are optimistic that the company’s massive $325 million funding round shows confidence and interest in their industry from investors.

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The Phoenix iBuyer Report: featuring Zillow as iBuyer

How much traction will Zillow get in the market, and will it be able to hit its stated assumptions? These are the questions that will be answered in Mike DelPrete’s new Phoenix iBuyer Report: the definitive source of data for iBuyers (Opendoor, OfferPad and Zillow) in their biggest market, Phoenix. 

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Inside Zillow’s Instant Offers expansion

Zillow is launching its direct-to-consumer homebuying service in Las Vegas Wednesday after strong demand in Phoenix, its first market. And local agents are sharing in the success.

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Coldwell Banker Bain’s first Global Luxury office to open in Bellevue

Due to open on July 1, the brokerage will have its own state-of-the-art retail space in the upmarket Bellevue Lincoln Square shopping center and be aptly named Coldwell Banker Bain Lincoln Square. 

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The Fed raised interest rates 0.25%, the second hike this year

The Federal Reserve increased its short-term interest rate from 1.75 percent to 2 percent Wednesday, the second rate hike to take place this year. In a press release, the central bank said the rise is due to a robust labor market and solid economic activity.

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Knock’s iBuyer home-trading model is expanding in North Carolina

Knock, a popular iBuyer that connects homebuyers with properties after buying their old ones, is expanding its home trade-in model in North Carolina.

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