Real State News


Finding the Best Mover
Moving to a new home can be an exciting journey. Yet, moving can also be very stressful, often seeming like one thing after another has to be done. By finding the right moving service, you can avoid most of the common moving headaches.

Ways to Create a Welcoming Front Porch
If you want to amp up your curb appeal before you go on the market or simply want to make guests feel more at home, adding a few special touches to your front porch can go a long way. It's a way to show your personality and style before people even set foot in your house. And the best part is that it's easy enough to make into a weekend project.

The week in industry hires and promotions: June 29-July 2
Who got hired or promoted this week? Here's our weekly rundown, in chronological order ...

SoFi says ‘so what?’ to traditional mortgage lending
In 2014, Dr. Sekuleo Gathers was in the market to buy a home. The New York emergency medicine physician was in a good financial position to buy, but he encountered unexpected obstacles in applying for a mortgage loan ...

Fed is prepared to begin normalizing — a euphemism for ‘tightening’
Today feels like a remake of "Groundhog Day," Bill Murray trapped as a commentator on CNBC over and over for the monthly release of the same employment stats. But there is more in this week’s news than meets the woodchuck’s eye ...

Airbnb enforcement streamlined through new SF city office
Americans have a love/hate relationship with Airbnb. Depending on how it impacts your travel or everyday life often indicates what side of the spectrum you fall. The company's massive growth and the encompassing industry spurring from it lends to the argument that Airbnb is indeed here to stay, but laws may just get a little more strict ...

TheRRD offers instant tenant screening for agents, property managers
Just a couple months after its rebrand, theRRD is aiming to be a one-stop-shop solution for real estate agents, property mangers and landlords throughout the nation. Based in Dallas, the company officially launched in 2010 as solely an incident reporting liaison for property managers and landlords, and has since broadened its reach to various facets of the real estate industry ...

3-D home of the day
Step inside this modern yet rustic estate and feel immediately at ease. This Potomac, Maryland, home combines the finest materials with expert craftsmanship. It sits close to the Potomac River and has a strong connection to its surrounding landscape ...

Sound off: Are hybrid real estate brokers breaking new ground or emulating the same old discounters?
Newly minted Harvard MBA Ben Kubic and 25-year real estate veteran Jude Rasmus are an odd couple. But they share a vision: Turn the traditional real estate business model on its head ...

Pro Teck Valuation Services’ Home Value Forecast pinpoints best markets for rental investing
Are you considering making an investment in a single-family home as a rental property this summer? The Pro Teck Valuation Services' Home Value Forecast measures the 10 best and worst markets for rental investment opportunities and includes a wide array of factors that potential investors should consider before taking the plunge to make a purchase ...

World Economic Forum report: Lenders are having ‘Uber moment’
Twenty years ago, if you wanted to take a vacation, you visited a travel agent to explore your options and make your arrangements. But when websites like Expedia and Travelocity made those services available at the click of a mouse on a computer in the comfort of your own home, the travel industry was forever changed. That’s the crossroads currently facing banks and other stalwarts of the financial services industry ...

Opinion: The runway extender for REO brokers
The space got crowded, but now we are entering a more healthy market, and there just isn't room for everyone in the new normal. I spoke to a great audience of REO brokers this morning at the National REO Brokers Association conference and was very enthused about their response to the information I am about to share ...