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  • Opendoor is opening an engineering office in Atlanta

    Jun 09, 2018
    Opendoor, a popular real estate startup that lets homesellers offload their properties online, will be opening an engineering office in Atlanta — the first engineering office outside of its home base in San Francisco, according to a recent report by VentureBeat.
  • Waze is getting open house ads from HomeSpotter

    Jun 09, 2018
    HomeSpotter, a mobile app developer for real estate agencies, started offering open house ads through the Waze GPS navigation app.
  • Will Carson’s new HUD centers reduce the need for housing assistance?

    Jun 09, 2018
    The program’s ambitious goals are to increase employment and business ownership, enroll more individuals in college and GED programs, increase physicals and prenatal visits at federal health centers, increase civic engagement — and more.
  • Open Listings is turning to Mapbox as its new map provider

    Jun 09, 2018
    Open Listings, a company that began with the goal of helping homebuyers secure a space without a real estate agent, is switching to Mapbox as a map provider.
  • The week in financial markets: five-ring circus ahead

    Jun 09, 2018
    The big show is Wednesday, the Fed. It will increase the overnight cost of money from 1.75% to 2.00%, taking “prime” to 5.00% for the first time since 2008. The big question for housing: will long-term rates also rise .25%, putting mortgages astride 5.00%?
  • Lesson learned: Spend your time and money wisely

    Jun 09, 2018
    Albuquerque’s Kellie Tinnin has a passion for raising the bar on professional growth in the real estate industry. After becoming a top-producing broker, Tinnin began using her experiences to teach agents in her brokerage how to improve their own real estate businesses.
  • This is what the average American’s dream home looks like

    Jun 08, 2018
    According to a survey conducted by Digital Third Coast, 75 percent of Americans believe homeownership isn’t necessary to “live a good life.” But that doesn’t stop them from dreaming about their perfect pad.
  • What’s the connection between birth rates and home values?

    Jun 08, 2018
    According to Zillow's latest analysis, birth rates among 25- to 29-year-old women decreased in counties with the fastest home price appreciation. On average, a 10 percentage point rise in home values correlates with a 1.5 percentage point drop in birth rates.
  • Celebrity chef busted for trying to poison neighbor’s tree

    Jun 08, 2018
    A celebrity chef with an apparently phony penchant for environmentalism was arrested for allegedly trying to poison a neighbor’s silver maple tree because, ironically, it was blocking his solar panels.
  • The Real Word: Offerpad — the rebrand and dropping the capital ‘p’

    Jun 08, 2018
    Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they'll discuss how Offerpad dropped the capital "p" and underwent a total rebrand. What does this mean for its future and yours?
  • Amazon wants its new Fire TV Cube to be the brain of your smart home

    Jun 08, 2018
    Alexa, turn on the TV. The newest version of Amazon's Fire TV Cube now comes with a speaker and an Alexa voice assistant, allowing users to turn on a TV with their voice.
  • Connect the ICSF Sessions: Learning from successful independent brokers at Indie Broker Summit

    Jun 08, 2018
    Real estate is one of the only industries in which independent, privately owned companies compete head-to-head with Fortune 500 heavyweights -- and, in many markets, win and thrive. But it's not always a walk in the park. Attend the Indie Broker Summit to hear how the successful independent brokers make it all work.
  • Say hello to CMO Connect

    Jun 08, 2018
    Marketing is changing. And with it, the role of the marketing leader. Today’s consumers expect more than an eye-catching logo. They demand an easy to navigate brand experience, personalization and an emotional connection to the companies they support. Is your marketing technology and team keeping up?
  • HouseCanary is now suing Quicken Loans directly for theft of trade secrets

    Jun 08, 2018
    On May 25, San Francisco-based HouseCanary filed a federal lawsuit against Detroit-based mortgage lender Quicken Loans Inc. and its sister companies, One Reverse Mortgage LLC and In-House Realty LLC, alleging misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract and conspiracy to commit fraud.
  • Coldwell Banker’s new tech predicts who’s about to list their home for sale

    Jun 08, 2018
    The aggregated data will include publicly available sales information not only from Coldwell Banker but also from other brokerages and demographic data to help flag households that are most likely to list, such as young, growing families looking for a larger home or retirees who want to downsize.