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Fannie Mae to ease lending standards: What’s that mean for homebuyers?

Thu, 2017-07-20 10:31

On July 29, Fannie Mae will activate an update to “Desktop Underwriter,” the software that analyzes borrower applications and grants approval -- “DU” in shorthand spoken with reverence or disgust throughout the industry. This update will make it easier for us to approve loans ...

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European real estate investment in Q2 jumps 25% - Property Week (subscription)

Thu, 2017-07-20 10:16


Property Week (subscription)

European real estate investment in Q2 jumps 25%
Property Week (subscription)
This brings total investment in real estate to €130bn in the first half of 2017, up 13% from the same period last year. The strong performance was largely due to an uptick in UK trading activity, with volumes reaching €23.4bn in the second quarter, up ...

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Should real estate agents host FSBO open houses?

Thu, 2017-07-20 10:14

In approaching this small -- but inevitable -- slice of the market, agents are sometimes presented with opportunities to get their foot in the door by attending FSBO open houses or hold marketing events for FSBOs if asked. But is it a good idea ...

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Should real estate agents agree to host FSBO open houses?

Thu, 2017-07-20 10:14

In approaching this small -- but inevitable -- slice of the market, agents are sometimes presented with opportunities to get their foot in the door by attending FSBO open houses or hold marketing events for FSBOs if asked. But is it a good idea ...

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Baseball tested Terry Francona's health, but game 'almost killed me when it was taken away' - USA TODAY

Thu, 2017-07-20 09:38


USA TODAY

Baseball tested Terry Francona's health, but game 'almost killed me when it was taken away'
USA TODAY
Baseball, except for a few months of real estate training when he quit halfway through the class, is really all he knows. “That's why it almost ... “I was frustrated, like, “Man, what the hell is going on here,'' Francona told USA TODAY Sports. “It was ...

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INREV begins work on €150bn asset-level real estate index - IP Real Estate

Thu, 2017-07-20 07:25


INREV begins work on €150bn asset-level real estate index
IP Real Estate
INREV, which was set up by European institutional investors to increase transparency in the unlisted real estate asset class, has to date only created fund-level indices. An asset-level index would take it into the territory of organisations like MSCI ...

Categories: Europe

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8 skills real estate agents need to reassess to stay on top of their game

Thu, 2017-07-20 05:00

Disruptors are everywhere. Machine learning and artificial intelligence are examples of innovation that will supposedly make real estate agents as obsolete as travel agents ...

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How to grow a real estate YouTube audience in 5 easy steps

Thu, 2017-07-20 04:20

Many real estate agents are seeing tremendous value gained by implementing video in their business. Much of that "video following" revolves around having an active YouTube channel, which makes sense as this medium of communication reaches more Americans (on mobile devices alone) than any TV network ...

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NAFTA And Brexit Will Reshape Logistics Real Estate - Bisnow

Thu, 2017-07-20 04:04


Bisnow

NAFTA And Brexit Will Reshape Logistics Real Estate
Bisnow
“For every dollar that is imported from Mexico, 40 cents of the value added might have come from the U.S., 30 cents from Europe, 20 cents from Asia and 10 cents from Mexico,” Kemmsies said. Any disruption in these interlinked supply chains would have a ...

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How to beat big real estate teams and win listings as a solo agent

Thu, 2017-07-20 04:00

Want to win listings more often but aren’t sure how to beat the big real estate teams that dominate your local market? Although it may seem like you’re fighting a losing battle when competing with big teams, you actually have some unique advantages as a solo agent that you can leverage to come out ahead ...

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8 unavoidable truths about instant offer programs

Thu, 2017-07-20 03:30

Today we have some harsh facts about the realities of what is going to take place as instant offer programs move from larger test cities to your own backyard ...

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SC Capital attracts US and European capital for debut core-plus Asia fund - IP Real Estate

Thu, 2017-07-20 03:02


SC Capital attracts US and European capital for debut core-plus Asia fund
IP Real Estate
Singapore-based SC Capital has raised US$451.5m (€392m) for its debut core-plus real estate fund, SCORE. The fund had an initial target of US$400m and will now be closed to new investors for three years, or until 95% of the has been invested.

Categories: Europe

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Are you working hard for your real estate client — or just looking busy?

Thu, 2017-07-20 03:00

Most days, the work I do to earn a living doesn’t seem like work. I spend time driving, walking, writing and on social media. I meet with people, I tour houses with and without clients. I have lunch or coffee with people I enjoy spending time with and call it a meeting ...

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Jim Hitt Responds to "11 Steps" Article on USA Today with Tips About Using a Real Estate IRA - Benzinga

Thu, 2017-07-20 02:31


Jim Hitt Responds to "11 Steps" Article on USA Today with Tips About Using a Real Estate IRA
Benzinga
"Real estate, in particular, is something that people need to pay attention to," says Jim Hitt. Pointing out that a Real Estate IRA comes with a number of advantages for those who want to maximize the tax-protected strategies these accounts contain ...

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Positive Buying Pressure Spotted in Shares of Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate PLC (KWERF) - Hayden Business Journal

Thu, 2017-07-20 02:24


Positive Buying Pressure Spotted in Shares of Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate PLC (KWERF)
Hayden Business Journal
Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate PLC (KWERF) is seeing positive money flow as the Chalkin (CMF) indicator is holding above the zero line. The Chaikin Money Flow Indicator is an oscillator developed by Marc Chaikin. An oscillator is an indicator that ...

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Investors Are Circling Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate PLC (KWE.L), What Do the Numbers Tell Us? - Lenox Ledger

Thu, 2017-07-20 02:19


Investors Are Circling Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate PLC (KWE.L), What Do the Numbers Tell Us?
Lenox Ledger
Shares of Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate PLC (KWE.L) touched a high of 1129.00 and dipped down to a low of 1105.00 before settling at 1128.00 in the most recent session. The stock has experienced bearish momentum as it's ATR or Average True ...

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Jim Hitt Responds to “11 Steps” Article on USA Today with Tips About Using a Real Estate IRA - PR Web (press release)

Thu, 2017-07-20 02:17


PR Web (press release)

Jim Hitt Responds to “11 Steps” Article on USA Today with Tips About Using a Real Estate IRA
PR Web (press release)
Real estate, in particular, is something that people need to pay attention to,” says Jim Hitt. Pointing out that a Real Estate IRA comes with a number of advantages for those who want to maximize the tax-protected strategies these accounts contain ...

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Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate PLC (KWE.L)'s Chaikin Flow Showing Positive Signal - Financial Newsweek

Thu, 2017-07-20 01:37


Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate PLC (KWE.L)'s Chaikin Flow Showing Positive Signal
Financial Newsweek
Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate PLC (KWE.L) shares are seeing solid buying inflow as the Chaikin Money Index is holding above zero. If the price consistently closes in the upper half of the daily range on high volume the indicator would read above ...

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CoinAgenda Europe 2017 Blockchain Winners Announced - Blockchain News

Thu, 2017-07-20 01:00


CoinAgenda Europe 2017 Blockchain Winners Announced
Blockchain News
Closely followed by Propy, the first P2P real estate exchange platform using Ethereum smart contracts and decentralised title registry, awarded third place in recognition of how its real-estate marketplace will solve the problems of purchasing property ...

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