ListHub warns realtors ahead of Zillow split



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Move Inc., operator of realtor.com, which owns the syndication business, detailed the terms that ListHub proposed to Zillow before the third-party portal announced in January that it would halt negotiations with ListHub.

OnTheMarket.com: Is it Worth the Gamble?



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This week saw the launch of a brand new, and some might say quite controversial property portal in the UK, called OnTheMarket.com. This new property portal has been founded by a conglomerate of UK real estate agents in an attempt to break the duopoly of Rightmove and Zoopla. The agents involved include Savills, Knight Frank, […]

Benutech offers realtors a powerful new way to acquire leads



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If you haven’t heard of a real estate tech startup called Benutech, it’s about time you did. This company is doing something truly different, and it’s a brilliant way for a savvy agent or company to generate leads of potential sellers

A Run For Your Money? Realty Trac Reveals Best Ski Towns in 2015



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RealtyTrac analyst and VP Daren Blomquist reports that this time around his research team found 18 towns that matched up on seven criteria for a best ski town for real estate investing.

Housing Starts Reach Highest Level Since 2008



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According to a recent article in Realtor Mag, figures from the Commerce Department show housing starts for single family homes reached their highest levels for more than six and a half years at the end of last year.  This shows the housing market is continuing to recover, particularly as experts regard construction as being an […]

Number of Underwater Properties Significantly Down



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According to a recent report released by RealtyTrac, the end of last year saw 7,052,570 US residential properties with seriously underwater mortgages. This accounts for about 13% of all properties that are currently mortgaged. A mortgage that is in serious negative equity or underwater is where the total loan amount secured by the property is […]

Open House Jewelry Thief Sally Spaisman Jailed



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A Maryland woman was sentenced to one year in jail and five years of probation for stealing more than $82,000 worth of jewelry from 12 luxury homes during open houses.

New Report Shows Housing Market Only 75% Recovered



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A report recently released by Trulia shows the real estate market is only 75% on the way back towards what could reasonably be considered to be “normal.” The report takes into account a number of different factors which include existing home sales, new home construction, mortgage delinquencies and prices. According to the article in Realtor […]

Do You Really Need an Open House to Sell a Home?



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When deciding who will list your property, it’s likely you will come across many real estate agents who enthuse about the values of an open house. While they may tell you that this is the best way to make a home sale more visible, what they don’t tell you is how advantageous it is for […]

Housing Bouyed by Improving Economy



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Recent drops in oil prices and mortgage rates, along with positive tailwinds in the economy, are helping to jump-start the housing market in the new year