Real State News


5 Easy Ways To Add Character To Your Home
If you're buying a newer home, or one that was built in the last 50 or so years, it may be lacking the charm you're looking for. Thankfully, there are ways to add charm into your home that will give you the function - and the form - you want.

Six Ways To Make Lighting The Star Of Your Home
You can swap out your couch, get a new dining room table, paint your walls a new color, change up the furniture placement, but if you don't have the right lighting, the space still might not feel pulled together. The elements that come together when the right lighting is achieved transform a room into a seamless combination of functionality and style.

Special report: Real estate coaching’s payoff
In an industry where brokerages often leave agents to fend for themselves, many agents say they hire coaches to provide personal accountability and moral support. But the survey shows others view the real estate world’s “personal trainers” as hucksters ...

Coming this week: multigenerational housing, Jay Thompson and more
What can you expect from Inman in the coming week? Here are some news items we're excited to share with our readers ...

Top 5 posts from last week
Here were the most popular stories on Inman this past week ...

Real estate market recap, May 18-22
Here's what happened this week in the real estate market ...

The week in industry hires and promotions: May 18-22
Who got hired or promoted this week? Here's our weekly rundown, in chronological order ...

Yield-driven investors expanding list of target markets
Yield-driven investors are expanding their list of target markets and acquiring more rental assets in secondary and tertiary cities. During the first quarter of 2015, more than $16 billion of multifamily product traded in secondary and tertiary markets, according to data firm Real Capital Analytics (RCA) ...

Fannie Mae and Ellie Mae: yay for purchase transactions
While the real estate market has experienced a strong surge in refinance transactions in recent years, an economist at government-sponsored enterprise Fannie Mae and the head of mortgage software provider Ellie Mae this week touted an increase in purchase mortgage applications in the past few months ...

Beware Fed chairpersons speaking on Friday afternoons before long weekends!
Another week of anxious pencil-tapping in quiet markets, and one more holiday-shortened week ahead before events will conspire to move the herd. Long quiet, big move. A “data-dependent” Fed means more than ordinary waiting for data. If the Fed is waiting, too, then we’re really waiting. ...

Agents who ignore ‘green’ home features could be leaving money on the table
If buyers knew their prospective new home could come with lower energy bills and be better for the environment, would they pay more for that home? Two recent studies suggest they would. But many listing agents are not doing a good enough job promoting those features ...

‘Johnny Lawsky’ leaves New York regulator post — but not before tackling foreclosure problem
New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) Superintendent Benjamin Lawky announced this week that he is stepping down from his post, but he has at least one more parting gift for the real estate industry: tackling the Empire State’s systemic foreclosure problem ...