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CBO Greg Schwartz on Zillow Instant Offers: ‘We come in peace’

Wed, 2017-05-24 15:03

Some on social media are speculating that this product is anti-agent. That’s simply not true. Our bacon and eggs come from serving the industry: 70 percent of our revenue is from working with more than 80,000 agents, teams and brokers who advertise with Zillow Group ...

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Drilling Down Into the Charts for Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (ARI) - The USA Commerce

Wed, 2017-05-24 11:58


Drilling Down Into the Charts for Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (ARI)
The USA Commerce
We have gathered the technical data on Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (ARI), and see some interesting trends in the stock's behavior of late. It is said that “everything is in the price” that all fundamental and sentiment information is ...

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National Association of Realtors: Existing-home sales (and days on market) dropped in April

Wed, 2017-05-24 10:15

The March 2017 existing-home sales numbers from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) contained some hope that maybe (maybe!) inventory was about to normalize, with sales reaching their fastest seasonally adjusted annualized growth pace since February ...

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Blackstone overtakes Brookfield as world's biggest real estate manager - IP Real Estate

Wed, 2017-05-24 09:48


Blackstone overtakes Brookfield as world's biggest real estate manager
IP Real Estate
There were also regional differences in the size of non-listed real estate funds. While funds make up almost half of total AUM in both Europe and North America, the average fund size is €400m and €1.5bn, respectively, showing a sizeable value ...

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Zestimate legal challenge seeks class-action status

Wed, 2017-05-24 09:38

A family of homebuilders is suing Zillow Group over the Zestimate. The suit, which is seeking class-action status, alleges that Zestimates are illegal appraisals and violate consumer protection laws ...

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As European leaders sit with Trump, relief that meetings are happening at all - Washington Post

Wed, 2017-05-24 09:20


Washington Post

As European leaders sit with Trump, relief that meetings are happening at all
Washington Post
France's new president, Emmanuel Macron, will press Trump on U.S. environmental commitments over lunch. NATO leaders have arranged an itinerary to appeal to the former real estate magnate: a ribbon-cutting of the alliance's glassy new headquarters, ...
European angst over Trump visitBBC News
Trump heads to meetings with leaders of alliances he called irrelevantThe Boston Globe

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Zillow Prize will award $1M to the person or team who most improves Zestimate

Wed, 2017-05-24 09:18

In 2009, Netflix gave $1 million to BellKor's Pragmatic Chaos technology team for building a better movie rating prediction algorithm (to the tune of 10.06 percent) than the one Netflix had been using. It appears that 2017 is the year Zillow follows in the media platform's footsteps ...

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Daily market update: May 24, 2017

Wed, 2017-05-24 08:42

Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ...

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German pension fund hires Bouwfonds for European car parks - IP Real Estate

Wed, 2017-05-24 06:04


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German pension fund hires Bouwfonds for European car parks
IP Real Estate
Bouwfonds Investment Management's fourth European car park strategy has been backed exclusively by a northern German pension fund. The Bouwfonds European Real Estate Parking Fund IV (BEREPF IV) vehicle is expected to generate a net internal rate ...
Bouwfonds IM Launches Fourth Institutional Car Park FundParking Network (press release)

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How to determine if your real estate market is in a housing bubble

Wed, 2017-05-24 05:00

It is important to understand what a housing bubble looks like to determine whether your real estate market is in one now. It’s equally important to know when your market has a high degree of safety so you can guide your clients to solid decisions that position them for more choices in the future ...

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Quality over quantity: How to turn your network into a renewable resource

Wed, 2017-05-24 05:00

Imagine you're a brand-new real estate agent. You've passed your test, you've found your brokerage and you're ready to get down to the business of selling houses. Now answer this question: Should you spend the bulk of your time cultivating relationships with people already in your network, or should you try to cast as wide a net as possible by buying leads and referrals that don't come with a personal connection ...

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‘How Is The Market?’ could be your best source during listing presentations

Wed, 2017-05-24 04:45

How Is The Market is a real estate listing trends and analysis tool for supporting pricing models developed by a top-producing broker at ...

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6 tips for selling a home “as is”

Wed, 2017-05-24 04:00

Selling a home "as is" is all about eliminating surprise and setting and managing expectations upfront. ...

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Europe Stocks Hold Steady as Drop by Miners Weighs on Index - Bloomberg

Wed, 2017-05-24 03:48


Bloomberg

Europe Stocks Hold Steady as Drop by Miners Weighs on Index
Bloomberg
The Stoxx Europe 600 Index was little changed at 8:36 a.m. in London. Real estate shares were among the best-performing sectors, a Vonovia SE raised its full-year forecast for funds from operations. Miners were the worst performers, tracking metals ...

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It’s time to set the MLS data free

Wed, 2017-05-24 02:30

There are many benefits to lifting restrictions on MLS data. Perhaps it is time the U.S. Department of Justice to take another look at the monopoly power of the MLSs ...

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The Notorious R.O.B.: Zillow fever strikes again

Tue, 2017-05-23 23:00

If Zillow bought Coca-Cola tomorrow, some people would immediately switch to Pepsi. The latest fracas involving Zillow's Instant Offers test is a good example ...

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European Union's angst over Trump visit - BBC News

Tue, 2017-05-23 19:11


BBC News

European Union's angst over Trump visit
BBC News
Insiders say at the very least they hope to engage and inspire Donald Trump with architecture. Both Nato and the EU will welcome the property tycoon president in brand new, shiny (and expensive) Brussels buildings. And, yes, that may be real estate and ...

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SC man accused of serial killings back in court on Friday - USA TODAY

Tue, 2017-05-23 18:57


USA TODAY

SC man accused of serial killings back in court on Friday
USA TODAY
ANDERSON, S.C. — Todd Kohlhepp, the former real estate agent turned accused serial killer, will appear in court on Friday morning in Spartanburg County, but lawyers and court officials did not give a reason for the hearing. Kohlhepp is charged in a ...

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OnPolitics Today: Mideast peace, a balanced budget and other stretch goals - USA TODAY

Tue, 2017-05-23 18:07


USA TODAY

OnPolitics Today: Mideast peace, a balanced budget and other stretch goals
USA TODAY
Trump has referred to peace between Israelis and Palestinians as "the ultimate deal," and told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that "frankly maybe not as difficult as people have thought" -- after all, it's essentially just a real estate deal ...

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Pick a side: Provoke is returning to Inman Connect San Francisco

Tue, 2017-05-23 17:06

Whether it's how to deal with tech disruption or your philosophy about clients (leads or relationships?), there are dozens of topics that demand attention, but who has the time to indulge in thought-provoking, meaningful discussions these days ...

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