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Home alarm systems can be particularly hard to calculate into resale value or return on investment (ROI) because their job is to prevent loss rather than achieve gains. You purchase a home alarm system with the hope that you never need to use it.
Posted: October 19, 2017, 12:16 pm
Getting ready to fill out the dreaded Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? While there is a ton of advice out there about how to properly prepare, what you need, and what to expect, there's another layer of concern for homeowners and homebuyers: How does the FAFSA affect you if you're in the market, already own a home, have investment property, or are thinking about refinancing? We're breaking it down.
Posted: October 19, 2017, 12:16 pm

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Long-term rates are hanging on by fingertips to a key level, the stock market has the sillies (again), and all incoming economic reports are hot. It’s going to take a negative event (geopolitical or economic) to hold rates down where they have been for most of this year.
Author: Lou Barnes
Posted: October 21, 2017, 2:00 am
Houzz released its Q3 Renovation Barometer, a report that tracks confidence in the home renovation market among a range of industry professionals, such as interior designers, architects and professional landscapers
Author: Marian McPherson
Posted: October 20, 2017, 11:00 pm
Watch founder, president and designated broker of Tru Realty Sarah Richardson talk about how to "obtain high margins and manage like a tightwad" on the Inman Connect stage
Author: Inman
Posted: October 20, 2017, 11:00 pm
You just bought a million-dollar, six-bedroom dream house where your family including three small children will live for years to come. Days after the purchase, you start receiving disturbing letters
Author: Dani Vanderboegh
Posted: October 20, 2017, 10:16 pm
Realtor.com has announced its 2017 hottest ZIP codes, and 10 Texas, Colorado, Michigan and California towns dominated the list. Realtor.com analyzed 32,000 ZIP codes based on the time it takes properties to sell and how frequently homes are viewed in each ZIP code. Homes in each of the markets in this year's top 10 list sold in an average of 21 days -- 29 days faster than the national average
Author: Marian McPherson
Posted: October 20, 2017, 9:25 pm
As shamed Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein faces a barrage of sexual assault and rape allegations -- from more than 40 women -- his 9,000 square foot Hamptons mansion has been yanked from the market
Author: Britt Chester
Posted: October 20, 2017, 9:22 pm
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones today released preliminary data reflecting $1.045 billion in property losses as a result of the Northern California wildfires
Author: Fabiana Gordon
Posted: October 20, 2017, 7:04 pm
Zillow has tapped its rich database of properties to underscore the economic catastrophe in store if U.S. policymakers fail to address rising sea levels. As an effect of climate change, rising sea levels are already impacting coastal communities
Author: Tina Casey
Posted: October 20, 2017, 6:58 pm
After a summer full of setbacks, existing-home sales made forward progress in September, indicating that the temporary effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are starting to pass. However, the long-term lack of housing supply means that the increase in sales activity remains modest and fragile for the time being. 
Author: Marian McPherson
Posted: October 20, 2017, 3:42 pm
It's called WeChat, and it's available for free. Here's why agents hoping to sell to Chinese buyers should consider putting it on their business cards
Author: Carl Franzen
Posted: October 20, 2017, 3:07 pm
Voiceter Pro CEO Miguel Berger announced this week that his Amazon Echo-powered real estate software has learned a new way to help potential home sellers: owners of the talkative smart appliance can now inquire about the current value of their home
Author: Craig C. Rowe
Posted: October 20, 2017, 10:00 am
Rick Guerrero talks with Albert Leao, of Homesync.com, to discuss four strategies on gaining stronger exposure through social media
Author: Rick Guerrero
Posted: October 20, 2017, 9:55 am
Beyonce’s infamous pregnancy announcements, Taylor Swift’s make-up flowers from Kanye West, sultry stares from Selena Gomez and enough selfies from Kim Kardashian to make a book -- what do all of these images have in common? They live on Instagram
Author: Dani Vanderboegh
Posted: October 20, 2017, 9:30 am
Russia takes the 16 spot on the list of countries with the most millionaires at 152,000. Its wealth is extremely concentrated, which means that those who are rich are very rich
Author: Laurent Demeure
Posted: October 20, 2017, 9:15 am
A few years ago, my friends and I went on an after-dark tour of the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia during its Halloween scarefest, Terror Behind the Walls
Author: Maria Dampman
Posted: October 20, 2017, 9:00 am
Every agent is trying to generate seller leads on Facebook, but they're missing some of the most important pieces to the puzzle. Quality online lead capture requires a sophisticated ad campaign and creative, and most importantly an engaging experience for the homeowner — not just a shallow landing page
Author: Devon Broderick
Posted: October 19, 2017, 11:47 pm
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Author: Inman
Posted: October 19, 2017, 10:00 pm
CEO Duane LeGate started Commissions, Inc., the fastest growing real estate tech company, in 2011. Five years and five months later, he sold it for around 240 million dollars. Now with three sold companies under his belt, this serial entrepreneur is sharing a little bit about what it takes to cultivate a tech company and culture others want to buy. Watch LeGate share his story with Brad Inman and the ICSF 2017 audience
Author: Inman
Posted: October 19, 2017, 10:00 pm