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LPS to offer Clareity app store to 250000-plus subscribers - Inman.com

Mon, 07/08/2013 - 07:08

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LPS to offer Clareity app store to 250000-plus subscribers
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Clareity Security has partnered with Lender Processing Services to offer Clareity's online marketplace for real estate apps and services to LPS' 200 MLS and association customers, who provide services to more than 250,000 subscribers. The Clareity ...

Nobody knows how healthy housing really is - Inman.com

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 19:24

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Nobody knows how healthy housing really is
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Today's sleepy, semiholiday dawn was interrupted by news of a surge in new jobs, up 195,000 in June plus 70,000 in upward revisions of prior months. Every bond big shot is at the beach, heard the news through hangover fog, and then barked or texted ...

A new exit strategy for agents? - Inman.com

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 19:10

A new exit strategy for agents?
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Editor's note: This is the final installment of a four-part series on a new model for real estate brokerages, in which brokers would invest in their agents. Read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. Renwick Congdon will explore his vision at Real Estate Connect ...

'Obamacare' implementation moving forward with employer mandate on hold - Inman.com

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 18:50

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'Obamacare' implementation moving forward with employer mandate on hold
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This week the White House announced that it was delaying by one year implementation of the “Obamacare” employer mandate. The mandate will now go into effect on January 1, 2015 instead of 2014. This delay means nothing to the vast majority of ...

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BuyerMLS Named a Finalist for the Prestigious Inman News Innovator Awards - PR Newswire (press release)

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 16:15

BuyerMLS Named a Finalist for the Prestigious Inman News Innovator Awards
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PHILADELPHIA, July 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- BuyerMLS CEO and Founder Charles (Chuck) Williams IV is proud to announce that the firm has been named one of eight finalists for Inman News Innovator Awards' Real Estate Agent App, Tool or ...
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Imprev Named as a Finalist for Two “2013 Innovator Awards” Inman News ...Watch List News (press release)

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Positive jobs report raises odds of Fed pullback - Inman.com

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 14:51

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Positive jobs report raises odds of Fed pullback
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The economy added more jobs in June than expected, making it unlikely that the Federal Reserve might delay plans to begin tapering its stimulus program later this year. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment increased by 195,000 ...

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Introducing: 2013 Innovator Awards finalists - Inman.com

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 22:46

Introducing: 2013 Innovator Awards finalists
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Inman News is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2013 Innovator Awards in eight categories, and the opening of voting for the “People's Choice” Innovator Award. Winners chosen from the list of finalists below will be announced during the Real ...

Don't let funding issues derail international deals - Inman.com

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 16:09

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Don't let funding issues derail international deals
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In a previous article, I explored some factors that shape the expectations of Chinese clients when investing in real estate, and reviewed a few “rules of thumb” for capturing and nurturing business with this market segment. As a follow-up, I want to ...

Memories of the first Real Estate Connect - Inman.com

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 15:45

Memories of the first Real Estate Connect
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Real Estate Connect, said Brad Inman, the founder of the conferences and a real estate journalist at the time, was a chance to get a community of his readers together to talk about real estate and technology. The 55-person guest list included Joel ...

Fix for broken brokerage model is within industry's grasp - Inman.com

Tue, 07/02/2013 - 17:20

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Fix for broken brokerage model is within industry's grasp
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Editor's note: This is the second of a four-part series on a new model for real estate brokerages, in which brokers would invest in their agents. Read Part 1. Renwick Congdon will explore his vision at Real Estate Connect San Francisco, during a ...

Rates fall on prospect of US intervention in Syria - Inman.com

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 19:06

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Rates fall on prospect of US intervention in Syria
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In the last 24 hours long-term rates have pulled back from the brink of panic. The first leg down came as thinking replaced short-selling: The Fed does not want to abort the mini-maybe-recovery under way. The second leg came overnight with safety ...

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Unpaid debts can be deducted from your tax refund - Inman.com

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 18:01

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Unpaid debts can be deducted from your tax refund
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The average taxpayer gets a tax refund of about $2,500 every year because they have too much tax withheld from their paychecks. If you're in this group, you probably expect the full amount of your overpayments refunded to you when the IRS processes ...

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Demand for architects recovers along with housing market - Inman.com

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 17:43

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Demand for architects recovers along with housing market
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Apparently feeding on a stream of new buyers, architects are reporting that business is better than it's been in eight years, with demand for their services in designing move-up homes, custom or luxury homes, and starter homes sharply increasing in the ...

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2 parking spots for $560K!? - Inman.com

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 17:23

2 parking spots for $560K!?
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A pair of adjacent parking spots in Boston's classic Back Bay neighborhood were sold at auction for $560,000, according to The Boston Globe. That's more than $200,000 more than the median sales price of a single-family home in the historic U.S. metro.

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Tribus expanding national presence with SquaredR acquisition - Inman.com

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 15:10

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Tribus expanding national presence with SquaredR acquisition
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Real estate technology provider Tribus has announced that it will acquire SquaredR Consulting Inc., establishing a presence in Chicago that will help the company further expand its national presence and launch integrated real estate marketing plans and ...

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CAR stakes out its position on refusal to license forms - Inman.com

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 19:17

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CAR stakes out its position on refusal to license forms
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CAR said it published the memo in response to an Inman News article published June 6 that highlighted issues raised by some CAR members, franchisor Keller Williams Realty, and zipLogix competitor dotloop, about CAR's unwillingness to license its forms.

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Sellers can decide if 'pocket listing' is right for them - Inman.com

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 10:39

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Sellers can decide if 'pocket listing' is right for them
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The news media and bloggers are having a lot of fun lately writing about whether we're starting to see more “pocket listings” now that housing markets are heating up. It makes for some dramatic reading, as reporters go out in search of crooked real ...

Energy efficiency improvements could be factored into mortgage underwriting - Inman.com

Wed, 06/12/2013 - 18:00

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Energy efficiency improvements could be factored into mortgage underwriting
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A bill aimed at encouraging home energy efficiency improvements by establishing underwriting guidelines for mortgage lenders that factor in cost savings for homeowners has been introduced — again — in the Senate. S. 1106, the Sensible Accounting to ...

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Saturday is deadline for Inman News Innovator Awards nominations - Inman.com

Wed, 06/12/2013 - 17:23

Saturday is deadline for Inman News Innovator Awards nominations
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The deadline for nominations for the 2013 Inman News Innovator Awards is approaching fast, with the one-month window closing Saturday, June 15. Since 1998, the Innovator Awards have honored companies, individuals and tools that make the most of new ...

Study: Minorities told about, shown fewer homes and apartments - Inman.com

Wed, 06/12/2013 - 16:30

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Study: Minorities told about, shown fewer homes and apartments
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Minorities are less likely to encounter blatant discrimination when house or apartment hunting than they once were, but are still told about and shown fewer housing units than whites, according to the latest results of an ongoing study with data going ...

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