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  • Americans liking real estate more than stocks, gold again April 18, 2014
    Less than a decade after the U.S. housing bust almost blew the world economy to smithereens, Americans are once again looking at real estate as their best long-term investment — better than gold, stocks, savings accounts and bonds. That’s according ... […]
    Inman News
  • Interest rates will stay rock bottom as long as the economy keeps puttering along April 18, 2014
    Interesting, go-figure week. New economic data were strong but ignored by markets; Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen made dovish speeches, which revived the stock market; and Ukraine (back from the brink) removed a safety bid from bonds. March retail sales ... […]
    Lou Barnes
  • Century 21 finds the Easter Bunny, hopes you’ll help spread the word April 18, 2014
    Century 21 Real Estate LLC is hoping that its latest “real-time” marketing video featuring amateur-looking footage of the Easter Bunny laying eggs will go viral. The Realogy-owned brand runs massive marketing campaigns that include TV ads during huge events like the ... […]
    Paul Hagey
  • Another sign of housing recovery: New homes going up again in the exurbs April 18, 2014
    When the housing bubble burst, some of the hardest-hit markets around the nation were the “exurbs” — bedroom communities built far from job centers in high-cost housing markets to provide single-family homes for workers who are willing to become road ... […]
    Inman News
  • Wanna borrow my ‘lipstick’? Very cool real estate tech tips No. 5 (5 of 10) April 18, 2014
    How many times have you looked at your phone and worried that your battery is about to die? My solution to this phone battery phobia is the Anker Astro Mini Charger, or as I like to call it, "the lipstick charger." ...
  • Study says off-MLS deals cost home sellers big bucks April 18, 2014
    In 2013, the average single-family home seller in San Francisco who kept his or her property off the local multiple listing service left more than $200,000 on the table. That’s according to a study by San Francisco agents Matt Fuller ... […]
    Andrea V. Brambila
  • Decluttering isn’t just for home staging: Spring clean your social media news feeds April 18, 2014
    Do you feel you can liken your Facebook or LinkedIn news feed to a client's hoarding nightmare? Are things appearing in front of you that you no longer have interest in? Great gems are hiding under that mess! Old clients and friends you haven't heard from in a while, new potential business partners who haven't had the opportunity to get in fro […]
    Sue Koch
  • Build and refine your real estate tech offering before you go looking for funding April 18, 2014
    Houzz co-founder and CEO Adi Tatarko, who is helping take home renovation out of the dark ages by marrying technology and community, has some advice for aspiring startups who’d like to follow in her footsteps: Build and refine your product ... […]
    Inman News
  • Buying conditions improving as more homes come on the market April 17, 2014
    The number of homes for sale and the amount of time they’d typically been on the market both increased in March, “welcome signs” for spring buyers, reported today. The number of homes listed for sale on rose 5.3 ... […]
    Inman News
  • The ultimate list of must-have mobile apps for today’s real estate professional April 17, 2014
    We are living in a world dependent on technology, and apps play an integral role in our lives touching everything from counting calories and getting directions to directly impacting the way we conduct business. But how do we find the most effective, affordable and best apps when there are over 300 apps created each day? Well, if you are a real estate profess […]
    Lindsay Listanski