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  • Brad Pitt’s tiny home and other affordable space-saving miracles
    16 August 2017, 9:47 pm

    Homelessness, lack of affordable housing, natural disaster damage -- these are all global problems that can be alleviated through creative housing solutions ... ...Read more
  • July housing starts take turn for the worse
    16 August 2017, 9:36 pm

    June's housing starts report was heralded as "welcome news" by National Association of Realtors (NAR) Chief Economist Lawrence Yun, who said increasing residential construction was the key to lowering home prices. This month, however, housing starts have taken a turn for the worse. ... ...Read more
  • The fastest-growing real estate companies in the US
    16 August 2017, 8:28 pm

    Every year Inc. magazine ranks the 5,000 fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S. This year, 17 real estate companies made the top 500 cut, while 196 made the 5,000 list ... ...Read more
  • Home prices hit new peak in ‘extremely competitive buying season’
    16 August 2017, 7:03 pm

    The housing market saw a series of ups and downs in Q2 2017, the majority of which were largely driven by low inventory unable to meet the demand of would-be buyers. This imbalance drove home prices to rise 6.2 percent, easily eclipsing the previous Q3 2016 peak of $241,300. The Q2 median single-fami ...Read more
  • MID ‘a wasteful use of federal resources,’ says housing group
    16 August 2017, 6:53 pm

    How can the United States tackle the increasingly problematic issue of homelessness and housing poverty? The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) thinks that reforming the mortgage interest deduction (MID) is the way to move forward. But it's going to have to lobby against the National Assoc ...Read more
  • The Inman Files: Can NAR and C21 reckon with ghosts of the past?
    16 August 2017, 6:16 pm

    I had a “suite meet” with new NAR CEO Bob Goldberg when I attended the trade group’s fat cat (leadership) gathering in Chicago this week. The affable new chief executive manages thousands of volunteers, a $380 million operating budget for 2018 and a sprawling team of lobbyists, educators, publi ...Read more
  • Zillow exec Nick Bailey to take over Century 21 as new CEO
    16 August 2017, 4:30 pm

    In the mid-1990s, Nick Bailey was a rookie agent at Century 21 Real Estate (C21). Little did he know that 21 years later, almost to the day, he would be named CEO and president of the company at the age of 42, his career coming full circle.  ... ...Read more
  • Agents sell homes for more than FSBOs: study
    16 August 2017, 4:10 pm

    Academic research has often cast doubt on the value of real estate agents, but a new study will come as music to their ears. It suggests that homeowners will net roughly the same proceeds whether they sell through a real estate agent or take the FSBO (for-sale-by-owner) route ... ...Read more
  • From our new editor-in-chief: The future is the intersection of people, property and tech
    16 August 2017, 3:24 pm

    When I started working in journalism, there was no such thing as Instagram, Airbnb, Uber, or many of the other useful apps and services we take for granted today. At that time, many media outlets were still trying to figure out how to use the internet ... ...Read more
  • How to brand using your no. 1 resource — you
    16 August 2017, 10:00 am

    If you are looking to build your brand as a real estate agent, look no further than the Law of Authenticity from The Go-Giver Leader: A Little Story About What Matters Most in Business; "The most valuable gift you have to offer is yourself." ... ...Read more