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Home alarm systems can be particularly hard to calculate into resale value or return on investment (ROI) because their job is to prevent loss rather than achieve gains. You purchase a home alarm system with the hope that you never need to use it.
Posted: October 19, 2017, 12:16 pm
Getting ready to fill out the dreaded Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? While there is a ton of advice out there about how to properly prepare, what you need, and what to expect, there's another layer of concern for homeowners and homebuyers: How does the FAFSA affect you if you're in the market, already own a home, have investment property, or are thinking about refinancing? We're breaking it down.
Posted: October 19, 2017, 12:16 pm


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California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones today released preliminary data reflecting $1.045 billion in property losses as a result of the Northern California wildfires
Author: Fabiana Gordon
Posted: October 20, 2017, 7:04 pm
Zillow has tapped its rich database of properties to underscore the economic catastrophe in store if U.S. policymakers fail to address rising sea levels. As an effect of climate change, rising sea levels are already impacting coastal communities
Author: Tina Casey
Posted: October 20, 2017, 6:58 pm
After a summer full of setbacks, existing-home sales made forward progress in September, indicating that the temporary effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are starting to pass. However, the long-term lack of housing supply means that the increase in sales activity remains modest and fragile for the time being. 
Author: Marian McPherson
Posted: October 20, 2017, 3:42 pm
It's called WeChat, and it's available for free. Here's why agents hoping to sell to Chinese buyers should consider putting it on their business cards
Author: Carl Franzen
Posted: October 20, 2017, 3:07 pm
Voiceter Pro CEO Miguel Berger announced this week that his Amazon Echo-powered real estate software has learned a new way to help potential home sellers: owners of the talkative smart appliance can now inquire about the current value of their home
Author: Craig C. Rowe
Posted: October 20, 2017, 10:00 am
Rick Guerrero talks with Albert Leao, of, to discuss four strategies on gaining stronger exposure through social media
Author: Rick Guerrero
Posted: October 20, 2017, 9:55 am
Beyonce’s infamous pregnancy announcements, Taylor Swift’s make-up flowers from Kanye West, sultry stares from Selena Gomez and enough selfies from Kim Kardashian to make a book -- what do all of these images have in common? They live on Instagram
Author: Dani Vanderboegh
Posted: October 20, 2017, 9:30 am
Russia takes the 16 spot on the list of countries with the most millionaires at 152,000. Its wealth is extremely concentrated, which means that those who are rich are very rich
Author: Laurent Demeure
Posted: October 20, 2017, 9:15 am
Whether you believe in the paranormal or not, haunted homes are considered stigmatized properties in many states. According to LegalMatch, a stigmatized property is “a home or apartment where there has been a suicide, murder, cult activity, AIDS, famous adulteries or other misfortunes and crimes.”
Author: Maria Dampman
Posted: October 20, 2017, 9:00 am
Every agent is trying to generate seller leads on Facebook, but they're missing some of the most important pieces to the puzzle. Quality online lead capture requires a sophisticated ad campaign and creative, and most importantly an engaging experience for the homeowner — not just a shallow landing page
Author: Devon Broderick
Posted: October 19, 2017, 11:47 pm
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Author: Inman
Posted: October 19, 2017, 10:00 pm
CEO Duane LeGate started Commissions, Inc., the fastest growing real estate tech company, in 2011. Five years and five months later, he sold it for around 240 million dollars. Now with three sold companies under his belt, this serial entrepreneur is sharing a little bit about what it takes to cultivate a tech company and culture others want to buy. Watch LeGate share his story with Brad Inman and the ICSF 2017 audience
Author: Inman
Posted: October 19, 2017, 10:00 pm
NASA climate scientist Mika Tosca explains how more wildfires and more flooding will spell big trouble for properties around the world in the coming decades
Author: Carl Franzen
Posted: October 19, 2017, 9:13 pm
Security and convenience are often at war. And one major area where they intersect in real estate is in the shuffling of keys, whether they're being transferred to open the doors for a home tour, cleaning service or short-term guest
Author: Britt Chester
Posted: October 19, 2017, 8:54 pm
There are lies and there are damn lies. Lies like the little white ones borrowers sometimes utter to improve their incomes just enough to qualify, or perhaps qualify for a better rate. And there are the whoppers some agents tell to, well, fleece unsuspecting clients
Author: Lew Sichelman
Posted: October 19, 2017, 6:34 pm
Do you require team members to use a specific type of software, hold open houses on certain days, or attend regular meetings at your office? If so, the labor laws consider your team members to be employees not independent contractors. 
Author: Inman
Posted: October 19, 2017, 6:00 pm
Purplebricks, the online agent that has seen massive success while battering the incumbents in the U.K. market, launched in the U.S. about one month ago. Let’s take a deeper look at its launch, its tactics, the numbers and its next targets
Author: Mike DelPrete
Posted: October 19, 2017, 9:55 am
The battle lines have been drawn, but the end is far from uncertain. And the ramifications for the rest of the real estate classified industry in the United States could be far-reaching
Author: Brian Blum
Posted: October 19, 2017, 9:30 am

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