LPS to offer Clareity app store to 250,000-plus subscribers

Inman Real Estate News - Mon, 07/08/2013 - 02:03
Clareity Security has partnered with Lender Processing Services to offer Clareity’s online marketplace for real estate apps and services to LPS’ 200 MLS and association customers, who provide services to more than 250,000 subscribers. The Clareity Store officially launched in ...

Shadow of student loans could hurt housing market as graduates swim in debt - (blog)

Tampa Bay Real Estate - Sun, 07/07/2013 - 12:06 (blog)

Shadow of student loans could hurt housing market as graduates swim in debt (blog)
"I want to have most of my debt gone before I even think about buying a house." The young marketing and ... At the private University of Tampa, 58 percent of graduates flipped their tassels with an average debt of $31,000. Student debt eats up first ...

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W.Va. businessman, philanthropist Erickson dies

Boynton Beach News - Sat, 07/06/2013 - 14:27

Boynton Memorial Chapel in Boynton Beach, Fla., confirmed Saturday that Charles F. Erickson died on July 4. The Dominion Post reports that Erickson was 81. A cause of death was not listed.

Playing an Internet billionaire in real life -

Tampa Bay Real Estate - Sat, 07/06/2013 - 06:10

Playing an Internet billionaire in real life
Wales, who relocated with Rohan to St. Petersburg for cheap real estate, would hand deliver a check from Bomis to keep Wikipedia's Tampa servers running. In those early days, Wales still thought he could turn his free encyclopedia into a billion-dollar ...

Biotherapeutics co. manager takes Boynton Beach 4BD

Boynton Beach News - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 19:59

Justin Zajc and Kimberly Zajc bought a four-bedroom, two-bath home at 11675 Rock Lake Terrace in Unincorporated Boynton Beach from Harvey D. Brooks and Jaret L. Brooks for $410,000 on April 25. The Brookses paid $476,770 for the property in April 2008, the same year the 2,746-square-foot home was built in East of Lyons Road .

NAR ads urge would-be sellers to get off the fence

Inman Real Estate News - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 18:09
The National Association of Realtors is responding to inventory shortages in many markets by running radio ads encouraging people to sell their homes, Wisconsin’s News Radio 620 WTMJ reports. NAR’s nearly 1 million members each pay $35 a year for ...

Integrated RESPA, TILA disclosures coming this fall

Inman Real Estate News - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 17:41
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau expects to complete a rule integrating and streamlining federal mortgage disclosures. Borrowers currently get separate disclosures under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). “Pending the results of additional ...

Beazer Homes moving forward on developments in Phoenix and Laurel, Md.

Inman Real Estate News - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 17:25
Beazer Homes USA Inc. is laying groundwork for a new subdivision in south Phoenix after buying 177 partially finished lots for $9.5 million, the Phoenix Business Journal reports. Last week Beazer announced it had acquired a 220-home site in Laurel, ...

Luxury auctions catching on

Inman Real Estate News - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 17:14
A 40-acre Temecula, Calif., estate built by the late actor Jack Klugman will be auctioned July 27 using Premiere Estates Auction Co.’s “WorldBid Auction platform.” The company requires only a bidder registration form and a $100,000 cashier’s check to register ...

Palm Beach County cleans up after big party

Boynton Beach News - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 15:45

It was a day for cookouts and beer and coastal gridlock. On Thursday, South Florida threw a birthday party for the country.

Nobody knows how healthy housing really is

Inman Real Estate News - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 14:18
Today’s sleepy, semiholiday dawn was interrupted by news of a surge in new jobs, up 195,000 in June plus 70,000 in upward revisions of prior months. Every bond big shot is at the beach, heard the news through hangover fog, ...

A new exit strategy for agents?

Inman Real Estate News - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 14:03
It’s the question that never goes away: How to attract top-producing agents who “stick” after their brokerages have invested time and money to help develop their careers? I’ve heard it repeatedly from brokers all over the country, and in this series of commentaries for Inman News, I’ve been making the case for disrupting the recruiting and retention status quo. It’s not salespeople that real estate needs, it’s business owners ...

‘Obamacare’ implementation moving forward with employer mandate on hold

Inman Real Estate News - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 13:50
This week the White House announced that it was delaying by one year implementation of the “Obamacare” employer mandate. The mandate will now go into effect on January 1, 2015 instead of 2014. This delay means nothing to the vast ...

Help buyers see the potential of modest homes

Inman Real Estate News - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 13:20
If you have worked long enough as a real estate agent to have sold a few houses, you have probably sold homes that are unusual or less than perfect. You know that there is a lot more to being a ...

With new look, Realty One Group prepared for national growth

Inman Real Estate News - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:14
Realty One Group has revamped its website and branding and launched new consumer mobile apps as it prepares for a nationwide expansion. The Henderson, Nev.-based firm’s refresh includes a new tagline — “Homes, Lives, Dreams” — and a simplified logo ...

Austin luxury market boosted by Lance Armstrong

Inman Real Estate News - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 11:34
Lance Armstrong’s been doing his part to generate more luxury home sales in the Austin, Texas, market this year, having been involved in three transactions in the last six months, the Daily Mail reports. Armstrong just sold a 12,553-square-foot Lake ...

Study: Most would rather live in a city’s north side

Inman Real Estate News - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 11:20
All things being equal, most people would rather live in the northern part of a city than the southern part, according to a study published in Social Psychological and Personality Science. People have a bias that northerly areas are better or ...

Houston real estate broker taken to task for alleged plagiarism

Inman Real Estate News - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 11:13
A Houston real estate broker who allegedly plagiarized content from a number of websites is the subject of a withering blog post by the Houston Press, which notes that much of the stolen content doesn’t reflect well on its supposed ...

Agent terminated after flurry of publicity over alleged ‘critter dumping’

Inman Real Estate News - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 10:50
A Realtor who was cited for harassment and disorderly conduct after she and her husband were allegedly caught on a surveillance camera tossing dead mice and snakes in their neighbor’s driveway and kicking over for-sale signs says she’s lost her ...

Positive jobs report raises odds of Fed pullback

Inman Real Estate News - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 09:26
The economy added more jobs in June than expected, making it unlikely that the Federal Reserve might delay plans to begin tapering its stimulus program later this year. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment increased by 195,000 nonpayroll jobs ...

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