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What exactly can NAR REach do for your tech company?

By | December 15th, 2017|Inman Select|

What exactly can NAR REach do for your tech company? Inman Dave T. Garland took to the stage at Hacker Connect to explain the value of the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) REach program, the world’s top growth accelerator for new real estate tech companies. Founded in 2013 by NAR’s capital venture arm Second Century [...]

The latest on tax reform

By | December 15th, 2017|Inman Select|

The latest on tax reform Inman Stay updated with our latest coverage on the Republican tax reform legislation that has the industry buzzing. Republicans finalize tax reform bill for vote next week Deal reached on tax reform Here’s how NAR wants to fix tax reform These U.S. counties rely on real estate tax breaks the [...]

What to expect when you’re Connecting: First-time attendees

By | December 15th, 2017|Inman Select|

What to expect when you’re Connecting: First-time attendees Matthew Shadbolt There are many things members of the Inman community know how to do really well, and you can be sure to count problem solving, having fun and learning from each other among them. This is no more apparent than during Inman Connect New York (January 22-26 2018), [...]

Bitcoin mortgages are a thing now, but should they be?

By | December 15th, 2017|Inman Select|

Bitcoin mortgages are a thing now, but should they be? Emma Hinchliffe Securities regulator Joseph Borg caused a firestorm of warnings when, earlier this week, he told CNBC that people were taking out mortgages to buy bitcoin. “We’ve seen mortgages being taken out to buy bitcoin. Yes, sure,” Borg said to disbelieving anchors Monday. “People [...]

Third Quarter Winners

By | December 15th, 2017|NAR|

Stronger demand amidst lagging inventory levels caused home prices to continue accelerating in most  metropolitan areas. Among 177 metropolitan areas, 92% of them experienced an increase of home prices in the third quarter of 2017. We compared the local market conditions in these areas from a year earlier and we identified which metro areas had [...]

What We’re Reading: December 11-15

By | December 15th, 2017|NAR|

Fire hazards, side hustles, yogurt, geology, Net Neutrality, traffic, and Star Wars. WATER YOUR TREE! Thank you. And while we’re on the subject, don’t plug space heaters into power strips. This tree substitute doesn’t need to be watered. Make your house work for you with one of these side hustles. Speaking of side hustles, we [...]

How accurate is your home design horoscope?

By | December 14th, 2017|Inman Select|

How accurate is your home design horoscope? Marian McPherson Many people have used their horoscope to guide career choices, find the most compatible partner and even choose what hairstyle to wear next (thanks, Cosmo). So why not use the zodiac to help decide which home style and decor best suits you? According to Zillow, air [...]

Net neutrality repeal has real estate really worried

By | December 14th, 2017|Inman Select|

Net neutrality repeal has real estate really worried Patrick Kearns The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) vote to end Obama-era net neutrality protections could change the way consumers use the internet, and that may have a lasting effect on a real estate industry. Today’s 3-2 vote under Republican Commissioner Chairman Ajit Pai — which fell along [...]

Miami bitcoin-only listing may have a buyer

By | December 14th, 2017|Inman Select|

Miami bitcoin-only listing may have a buyer Gill South A Miami penthouse listed for 33 bitcoin on Friday already has interest from a potential buyer in Spain. Real estate agent Justino Eduardo Ferret with United Realty Group listed his client’s one-bedroom condo in the Miami neighborhood of Edgewater, north of Downtown, in exchange for digital [...]