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  • Digital title startup JetClosing raises $20 million from investors

    Jun 08, 2018
    Launched out of Seattle in 2016, JetClosing specializes in helping homebuyers and real estate agents virtually complete title and settlement transactions. Its app, which is available in Android and iOS, allows users to store and share their documents in the cloud...
  • New For Inman Select Subscribers: Say hello to ‘The Wrap’

    Jun 08, 2018
    Now Inman Select subscribers can get the stories behind the stories delivered to their inbox every Saturday morning, for free, with 'The Wrap', Inman's newest subscriber-only email newsletter.
  • Home flipping reaches highest rate in six years

    Jun 07, 2018
    The pricey housing market is making home flipping a tough investment, according to a new report from Attom Data Solutions. The average return on investment hit a three-year low in the first quarter of 2018.
  • Steve Lewis launches new boutique brokerage ‘Core’ in Beverly Hills

    Jun 07, 2018
    Core will specialize in luxury residential and commercial property, covering mainly the Los Angeles Westside property markets. Lewis and Core have signed over 30 agents in 30 days, including senior agents from the Pacific Union LA branch.
  • Amazon reportedly weighs entrance into home insurance biz

    Jun 07, 2018
    Amazon could be getting into the home insurance business, according to a news story published today in The Information.
  • Kanye West collaborator unveils Yeezy affordable housing designs

    Jun 07, 2018
    After announcing his plans to transform a 300-acre plot of land behind his Calabasas home into a luxury home development, Kanye West has graduated to another idea -- an affordable housing complex made of prefabricated concrete and polystyrene components complete with a design aesthetic that mimics the Yeezy fashion brand.
  • JLL Spark made a fund to invest up to $100 million in real estate tech

    Jun 07, 2018
    JLL Spark, a branch of the Jones Lang LaSalle commercial real estate company, just announced that it will be opening a fund specifically dedicated to real estate tech.
  • HGTV’s ‘Fixer Upper’ stars fined for improper lead paint removal

    Jun 07, 2018
    Chip and Joanna Gaines, darlings of the HGTV network and its hit show “Fixer Upper,” were slapped with a $40,000 fine from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for conducting home renovations without proper lead paint protections.
  • All the news from the real estate competition workshop in D.C.

    Jun 07, 2018
    Government regulators and a handful of industry leaders met in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to discuss the state of real estate competition 10 years after the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice took a deep look at the industry.
  • Washington and Texas are the top destinations for millennial movers

    Jun 07, 2018
    Millennials are flocking to smaller cities in large numbers and abandoning major metropolises like New York and Los Angeles, according to a new study from SmartAsset, a tech-based financial education company.
  • Up to 500 more homes lost in Hawaii Island east rift zone

    Jun 07, 2018
    What a strange position to be in, actively hoping that your house is destroyed by burning hot lava, Bill Parecki said. That's the mindset the Elite Pacific Properties agent found himself in this week as all the homes near his own were destroyed by Kilauea volcano's hungry lava flow.
  • A simple 3-step system to get more clients as a newbie

    Jun 07, 2018
    Want to get more clients but aren’t sure what to do? Real estate agent Jennifer Myers was in the same boat, but through a little trial-and-error, she's perfected a three-step system that allowed her to sell 40 homes last year. 
  • Global Insights: Crossing the Rubicon (portals vs. agents)

    Jun 07, 2018
    I admit it: I've wanted to use the phrase "Crossing the Rubicon" in an update for a while now. Conveniently, real-world events have now aligned to give me that chance. In this instance, the point of no return is real estate portals directly competing with real estate agents. Moves are being made.
  • Why iBuyers won’t huff and puff and blow your business down

    Jun 07, 2018
    People today are in constant search of instant gratification, mainly focusing on anything that is easy to achieve or obtain. But selling a house has never been instant or easy, and in all honesty, most people don’t like selling or buying houses. Because of this, someone came up with a solution that makes the homebuying and selling processes easier — it's known as an iBuyer.
  • Home values are up — despite millions of Americans underwater

    Jun 07, 2018
    Overall, 84,000 properties have regained equity -- an upward trend from a low peak during the housing crisis of 2009, when negative equity was at 26 percent.