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Come November, Californians will vote on whether or not to adopt the Affordable Housing Act. It is not too early to begin discussing the details and the effects of this ballot initiative. The initiative, as summarized by its proponents in the signature-gathering phase, does this:
Posted: June 19, 2018, 7:42 pm
Service excellence is the hallmark of a professional. PJ Wade asks, 'How does your service rate according to the Top Five Client-Centric Criteria for Service Excellence?'
Posted: June 19, 2018, 7:42 pm

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Jonathan Berkowitz will serve as chief innovation officer at loanDepot and mellohome, rejoining his former Keller Williams colleague Chris Heller.
Author: Emma Hinchliffe
Posted: June 20, 2018, 6:57 pm
How can teams and brokerages support each other? If this question intrigues you, then you won’t want to miss a series of sessions at ICSF.
Author: Inman
Posted: June 20, 2018, 6:21 pm
According to the 30th anniversary of the State of the Nation’s Housing by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, even though more than 40 million units have been built over the past three decades, high mortgage rates — which are predicted to climb to more than 5 percent by year’s end — are still causing severe housing woes.
Author: Lew Sichelman
Posted: June 20, 2018, 6:17 pm
Nela Richardson, Redfin's chief economist has departed from the company, she confirmed to Inman on Wednesday.
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: June 20, 2018, 6:02 pm
Vancouver businessman Duane Laird wants to build a small house is built onto a pre-existing commercial or residential lot's back lane for free.
Author: Veronika Bondarenko
Posted: June 20, 2018, 5:05 pm
HUD announced the results of an audit that revealed a lack of adequate oversight of lead-based paint reporting and remediation at public housing nationwide.
Author: Marian McPherson
Posted: June 20, 2018, 4:38 pm
Vacation homebuyers may be on a decline nationally (down from 16 percent to 12 percent according to the latest figures from the National Association of Realtors), but experts who work in this segment of the real estate industry are confident about the continued and growing appeal of their product — even during a possible downturn. Here are five tips for selling second homes.
Author: Carl Franzen
Posted: June 20, 2018, 3:38 pm
Existing homes sales fell 0.4 percent month-over-month to to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.43 million after declining last month too.
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: June 20, 2018, 2:27 pm
Inman Connect San Francisco 2018 is almost upon us. Soon 4,000 of the sharpest real estate professionals eager to do business faster, stronger and more profitably will convene in that pursuit. SmartZip, a known leader in the industry embodies all three of those ideals.
Author: Inman
Posted: June 20, 2018, 2:00 pm
The 2008 U.S. housing market crash was a powerful and pervasive force that reshaped many parts of our economy. Although the negative impacts — such as foreclosures, loss of workforce, shuttering of banks and market volatility — are held as prime examples, the impacts on the real estate technology space are far less understood.
Author: Olivier Grinda
Posted: June 20, 2018, 10:00 am
The biggest question in your real estate career arrives in a wave of panic the day you get your license: What do I do now? Here are three great ways to get the ball rolling in the marketing department as a new real estate agent for little or no investment at all.
Author: Kevin Hoover
Posted: June 20, 2018, 9:00 am
A new health care reform announced Tuesday could change the way real estate professionals and other small business owners get healthcare coverage.
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: June 19, 2018, 11:38 pm
If your batteries are running low, a summer sabbatical might be just the thing you need to supercharge your real estate career. These agents think so.
Author: Gill South
Posted: June 19, 2018, 7:46 pm
A new luxury tower in Chicago is trying out an innovative concept: giving its residents a garage full of Tesla vehicles to drive.
Author: Veronika Bondarenko
Posted: June 19, 2018, 7:32 pm
As the nation slowly learns more about the Trump administration’s policy, a few leading voices in the real estate industry have spoken out.
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: June 19, 2018, 5:43 pm
Inman Group announced 11 additional companies that will be part of Startup Alley at Inman Connect in San Francisco, July 17 - 20, 2018.
Author: Jennifer Naval
Posted: June 19, 2018, 5:00 pm
Summit County in Colorado and Billings County in North Dakota earned top spots when it comes to the average lifespan of its residents.
Author: Veronika Bondarenko
Posted: June 19, 2018, 4:54 pm
We've put together some handy suggestions specifically for those of you bringing your teams to Connect, as there's a wealth of content this year specifically geared toward the future and growth of teams. Let us be your guide through the week and help you with some recommendations for which sessions to attend to get the most out of your time at Connect.
Author: Matthew Shadbolt
Posted: June 19, 2018, 4:02 pm