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Inman Real Estate Blog
Posted on : June 26, 2009
Daily market update: April 29, 2016
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Keller Williams continuing to grow agent base at astonishing pace
Keller Williams' growth hasn't slowed in the first quarter of 2016, building on significant strides made by the company in 2015. At the end of last year, the franchisor reported that its total number of associates grew to 133,000 by the end of 2015 -- a 19 percent year-over-year growth ... ...»

Zillow may have just beat Upstream to market
Many real estate agents are set to gain access to a wide array of multiple listing service (MLS) management tools with the introduction of a new service from Zillow, the listing portal has announced. Retsly Connect, a service powered by listing data aggregator and Zillow subsidiary Retsly, will let software developers create MLS-connected listings management tools that agents can use alongside existing "front end" tools provided by their ... ...»

Investors riding the Airbnb revolution
The Airbnb phenomenon has widened the sharing economy culture and is becoming more accepted legally and socially. The results are proving to be lucrative for hosts and for travelers, who are now enjoying the extra space for a lower price ... ...»

Luxury listing: historic West Village townhouse
This historic West Village townhouse comes with a two-story carriage house and a private garden between the two. Adorned with 19th century architecture, including a restored brick facade and iron railings, the property is considered an individual New York City landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places ... ...»

Thomas McCormack discusses how to brand a brokerage
Thomas McCormack, co-owner and managing partner of Resources Real Estate, discusses how to brand a brokerage and the biggest challenge his market will face in ... ...»

Inman Educational Webinar: What is the ROO (return on objective) of digital advertising for real estate?
In this webinar, you learn the fundamentals of return on objective and how you can put it into play in your real estate advertising strategy ... ...»

Move Inc. hires realtor.com’s first-ever chief data officer, Vineet Singh
Before his time at realtor.com, Singh led research and analytics efforts at the world's top technology companies such as Intuit, Hitachi and IBM. In his new position, Singh will "focus on driving innovation to make it easier for homebuyers, sellers, and dreamers to find their perfect home" through data science and engineering ... ...»

650,000 leave prison each year — what’s the impact on real estate?
Almost a third of Americans -- 100 million people -- have a criminal record, and 650,000 are released from prison each year, adding to the total. This relates to housing because the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently released guidelines to help rental housing managers and real estate brokers create a non-discriminatory housing policy for people with a criminal record ... ...»

Community spotlight: League City
Known as Galveston County's largest municipality, League City has been touted as a top "small city" and place for young families. The southeastern Houston submarket of nearly 91,000 also represents a growing market with quality schools ... ...»

Community spotlight: Northbrook
Known for its ties to the '80s cult classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off, the village of Northbrook is considered a top suburb on a statewide and metro level. The North Shore village of roughly 33,000 was recently ranked as the top city in Illinois to live by Movoto Real Estate and the seventh best Illinois suburb by Niche ... ...»

Community spotlight: Orinda
A family-oriented, semi-rural community, Orinda is considered one of the top suburbs in America for a number of reasons. Located to the east of Berkeley in Contra Costa County, Orinda boasts top schools, affluent residents, luxury homes, a touted trail system and minimal crime. ... ...»

Affordable rental properties in LA are few and far between
Those looking to rent single-family homes within Los Angeles County have limited options if they're looking to spend less than $2,000 a month. According to recent data from HomeUnion, in only 58 of Los Angeles County's 277 zip codes was the average monthly rent for a single-family home below $2,000 during the first quarter. ... ...»

Dan Spaulding joins Zillow Group as VP of people and culture, a new position
Dan Spaulding has been hired to fill a newly created position at Zillow Group, vice president of people and culture. In this capacity, Spaulding will oversee the company's human resources operations, spearhead its recruiting and lead the learning and development teams while reporting to COO Amy Bohutinsky ... ...»

Podcast: Why now is not the time to ignore short sales
If you think there's no inventory in your market, you're missing the hundreds of distressed properties in your MLS. Short sale expert and real estate coach Michele McClintock says she's already seeing it. Her coaching clients are asking to enroll in short sale training and with her connections in the industry, McClintock can barely name a ZIP code that doesn't have distressed owners in growing numbers ... ...»

Community spotlight: Bal Harbour
Initially known as one of the few Miami-Dade County municipalities to be built with a fully realized master plan in place, the village of Bal Harbour today is recognized for its luxury shopping, homes and hotels ... ...»

Manhattan rents hit two-year low in March; Queens also dips
The average rental price in Manhattan fell to $3,989 per month in March, a 1.1 percent drop from the month prior and a two-year low for the borough, says Douglas Elliman's March 2016 rental report, prepared by Miller Samuel, Inc ... ...»

Manhattan’s top luxury apartment contracts in mid-April
As any local agent can attest, New York City's luxury real estate market ebbs and flows, especially these days. In early April, Olshan Realty reported just 18 contracts signed at $4 million and higher, but for the week of April 11 to 17, an astonishing twenty-eight contracts were signed -- a 50 percent week-over-week rise for the high-end Manhattan market ... ...»