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It is no secret that the National, State, and Local REALTOR associations are strongly opposed to certain provisions in both the House and Senate versions of the current tax reform bills. The REALTOR concerns range from worry that changes to the present capital gain exclusion will result in a further decrease to for-sale inventory, to concern that proposals regarding mortgage interest and property-tax deductibility are liable to decrease home ownership rates and to drastically depress property values.
Posted: December 12, 2017, 11:57 am
Canada's universities are attracting thousands of students from China each year. Many of the students live in homes purchased for them by their parents. Here are some other reasons why Chinese home buyers are choosing Canada.
Posted: December 12, 2017, 11:57 am

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Now that Congressional lawmakers are in the midst of reconciling the different version of the tax reform bill, NAR is hoping that there is still time
Author: Carl Franzen
Posted: December 13, 2017, 12:19 am
In 2017, home values on average went in only one direction: up -- and there's more growth yet to come
Author: Marian McPherson
Posted: December 13, 2017, 12:02 am
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.
Author: Matthew Shadbolt
Posted: December 12, 2017, 11:22 pm
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
Author: Dani Vanderboegh
Posted: December 12, 2017, 10:26 pm
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
Author: Andrea V. Brambila
Posted: December 12, 2017, 9:36 pm
Linda Aaron always takes some of our favorite pictures during Inman Connect, often from the audience, where attendees and friends are engaged in listening, learning and working together.
Author: Matthew Shadbolt
Posted: December 12, 2017, 9:30 pm
Eddie will appear at Inman Connect New York (January 22-26, 2018, Marriott Marquis Hotel, Times Square) to present his Broker Connect talk, "A diversified strategy to achieve profit growth."
Author: Matthew Shadbolt
Posted: December 12, 2017, 8:59 pm
In a post published on the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Economists' Outlook blog, Nadia Evangelou, an economist for NAR, estimated how tax reform would affect different locations across the country should a final, reconciled bill pass both chambers of Congress, based on which locales are most heavily relying on the homeowner and real estate tax breaks addressed by the bills
Author: Marian McPherson
Posted: December 12, 2017, 7:57 pm
Never underestimate the importance of your sphere of influence in real estate — referrals are the source of an estimated 42% of your business, and an additional 24% comes from past clients themselves. A full 2/3 of your business comes from people you know, so keeping up with them is critical
Author: Devon Broderick
Posted: December 12, 2017, 7:03 pm
Engel & Völkers' downtown Minneapolis branch was pondering what to do with a windowless space when inspiration struck -- it would make the perfect spot for potential buyers to grab a pair of goggles and vet as many as 30 homes in a matter of hours. With reclining arm chairs and special lighting, the VR theater could also bring family and friends along for a big-screen experience
Author: Eliza Green
Posted: December 12, 2017, 7:00 pm
Todd Callow leads the rental, owner and senior housing categories for Move (across realtor.com and Doorsteps.com), and will speak during the session, "Product update: What’s new at Facebook, Zillow, Google and realtor.com," at Hacker Connect on Monday, January 22, 2018, at The Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square
Author: Matthew Shadbolt
Posted: December 12, 2017, 6:52 pm
Stefan Martinovic will speak at Hacker Connect on Monday, January 22, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, Times Square, during the session, "Overcoming the tech integration problem."
Author: Matthew Shadbolt
Posted: December 12, 2017, 5:40 pm
Sydney and Kenny Blumstein will present at Inman Connect New York as part of Agent Connect on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Their session is entitled, "Anatomy of a team: family style, how it works."
Author: Matthew Shadbolt
Posted: December 12, 2017, 4:10 pm
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Author: Inman
Posted: December 12, 2017, 2:19 pm
New real estate agents are often told they should have a social media presence. Unfortunately, no one ever seems to know quite what that means or how to choose among the many different options
Author: Miguel Berger
Posted: December 12, 2017, 10:30 am
A few years ago, it didn't seem likely that any strategy could replace open houses and real estate agent-guided home tours when it came to marketing a home
Author: Richard Wolff
Posted: December 12, 2017, 10:15 am
Hurricanes took "a toll on over 270,000 homes” this year. In Texas and Florida alone, damage is expected to exceed $150 billion. Such numbers aren’t isolated to one or two events. Other hurricanes, wildfires, tornados and other natural disasters happened in 2017 that led to even more damages and repair costs across the nation
Author: Alec Sears
Posted: December 12, 2017, 10:00 am
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
Author: Gill South
Posted: December 12, 2017, 12:27 am

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