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The shutdown is tripping up real estate deals across the country
With no end in sight to the shutdown — which began in December and hinges on political leaders disagreement over funding for a border wall — Realtors say the dire affects are seeping into more and more corners of the industry.
Howard Hanna lets buyers shop with pre-locked mortgage rates
The program stands in stark contrast to the way most loans work, which typically require a borrower to have a contract already in place before they can lock in an interest rate.
Buy Frank Sinatra’s famous Byrdview estate for $12.5M
The house where legendary singer Frank Sinatra used to entertain some of Hollywood's biggest names, and Marilyn Monroe reportedly spent time living in the guest house, is back on the market.
KW iBuyer ‘probably’ coming in Q2, Gary Keller confirms
Keller Williams will "probably" launch its own iBuyer program in the second quarter of 2019, Gary Keller confirmed during a multihour presentation of the company's 2019 technology plans on Friday, Jan. 11. In audio obtained by Inman, Keller said the franchisor will likely launch in Arizona.
Connect the Speakers: Daryl Fairweather on what to expect from the 2019 housing market
“The housing market is a perfect example of how psychology affects the economy,” Fairweather said.
Billionaire-backed discounter shuts brokerage offices
SRE Matrix, a low-fee, tech-focused brokerage that launched in 2014, recently closed its Honolulu office, completing a wind-down of the firm's company-owned brokerage offices.
The Inman Weekender: Gary Keller bashes eXp, RE/MAX doubles down on video, calls for a ban on dual agency and more
The week's top real estate industry stories, plus speaker previews of Inman Connect New York.
What to expect when you’re Connecting: The best coffeeshops for ICNY
Our favorite picks for places to grab a great cup of coffee during ICNY.
Borrowers are turning to digital lenders — and abandoning banks
Americans are increasingly forgoing traditional banks when taking out home loans, pushing mortgage revenue down for big name lenders but offering a boon to unconventional, tech-enabled companies.
The Real Word: HENRYs, bickering buyers and the shutdown
Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week: the next generation of wealth and what agents should know. 
4 tips for finding the right real estate coach for you
You can't reach the top without others to push and encourage you to live your best life. If you’re thinking about getting a coach, here’s what you should look for.
Brokers beware: 9 recruiting red flags
Bringing on the wrong agent is not only dangerous from a broker liability standpoint, but it could also poison the office culture and alienate your current agents. Here's a list of red flags to look for in interviewing, so hopefully, you can avoid making a bad hiring decision.
What apps and software does this top team rely on?
Josh Mente, owner and founder of The MD Home Team, discusses some of his favorite software and apps for boosting productivity.
Would you live in a San Francisco subway car apartment?
As the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) prepares to update its aging cars next year, ideas for their upcycling have been bountiful.
MoxiWorks goes for Upstream’s jugular
Real estate technology firm MoxiWorks has thrown down the gauntlet, casting its own data service MoxiCloud as a replacement for Upstream, the controversial broker data management platform funded by the National Association of Realtors until a sudden split last month.
Offerpad launches in Houston, eyes further expansion
That marks the Arizona-headquartered Offerpad's second operational market in Texas and 10th across the U.S. At the moment, Offerpad also operates in Phoenix, Atlanta, Tampa, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Charlotte, Tucson, Orlando and Los Angeles.
Redfin invests in tech-enabled contracting startup Pro.com
Pro.com announced a new $33 million round of funding, saying the infusion would fuel rapid expansion into new markets over the coming years.
Microsoft is putting up $500M to help affordability crisis in Seattle
Microsoft announced Wednesday a plan to invest $500 million in affordable housing solutions for Seattle and the Puget Sound area in Washington, to alleviate the stress tech job growth is putting on the housing market.
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