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Here’s how NAR wants to fix tax reform

By | December 12th, 2017|Inman Select|

Here’s how NAR wants to fix tax reform Carl Franzen It’s no secret that the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the largest real estate trade group in the U.S., is not a fan of the tax reform plans that passed both houses of Congress, releasing statements and data suggesting they could cause home values to [...]

Home values expected to rise 4.1% in 2018: Zillow

By | December 12th, 2017|Inman Select|

Home values expected to rise 4.1% in 2018: Zillow Marian McPherson In 2017, home values on average went in only one direction: up — and there’s more growth yet to come. According to the Q4 2017 Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey, based on responses from over 100 economists, academics and housing experts, values will have [...]

Connect/Reflect: Open your mind, spark your creativity

By | December 12th, 2017|Inman Select|

Connect/Reflect: Open your mind, spark your creativity Matthew Shadbolt The members of Coldwell Banker’s Team Diva Real Estate from Seattle have built a solid business over the years using much of what they’ve learned and heard at Inman Connect. We recently spent time with Chavi Hohm and Kim Colaprete to learn what makes Connect so [...]

Luxe one-room hotel in Copenhagen is a reimagined coal crane

By | December 12th, 2017|Inman Select|

Luxe one-room hotel in Copenhagen is a reimagined coal crane Dani Vanderboegh The brainchild of visionary owner Klaus Kastbjerg and Arcgency’s architect/master builder Mads Møller, TheKrane is a one-room hotel for two that reflects Denmark’s less-is-more stance on luxury. It’s literally a coal crane that’s been reimagined into a luxe retreat with a multi-sensory experience that pays [...]

Raw Count of Home Sales (October 2017)

By | December 12th, 2017|NAR|

Existing home sales rose 2.0 percent in October from one month prior while new home sales increased 6.2 percent.  These headline figures are seasonally adjusted figures and are reported in the news.  However, for everyday practitioners, simple raw counts of home sales are often more meaningful than the seasonally adjusted figures.  The raw count determines [...]

NAR directors surprised to learn Upstream not just for Realtors

By | December 12th, 2017|Inman Select|

NAR directors surprised to learn Upstream not just for Realtors Andrea V. Brambila Who should Upstream be for? That’s the question at the heart of a discrepancy Inman has uncovered between the people paying to fund the ambitious (yet thoroughly delayed) online real estate data platform and the project’s leaders. As Inman has previously reported, Upstream was [...]

SoCal’s biggest wildfire still rages out of control

By | December 11th, 2017|Inman Select|

SoCal’s biggest wildfire still rages out of control Gill South It’s been over a week now since wildfires broke out in Southern California, threatening homes and forcing thousands to evacuate their cities across the region to seek safety. Some of the smaller-scale but still destructive outbreaks, including Bel-Air’s “Skirball” fire and San Diego’s “Lilac” fire, are over [...]

Live at Connect: Capital Connect and the flood of money into real estate

By | December 11th, 2017|Inman Select|

Live at Connect: Capital Connect and the flood of money into real estate Inman It’s no secret that there’s been a recent flood of money rushing into real estate technology, from software startups to new brokerages to iBuyers. Just this month, Softbank poured $450 million into Compass, the NYC-based tech-forward brokerage with national aspirations. And [...]

Pacific Union acquires majority stake in Gibson International

By | December 11th, 2017|Inman Select|

Pacific Union acquires majority stake in Gibson International Gill South Marking its fourth Golden State market-share grab within the last year, San Francisco-based real estate giant Pacific Union is acquiring a majority stake in Gibson International, a luxury Los Angeles boutique, effective in the first quarter of 2018. Since 2015 Pacific Union has held a [...]