Items Tagged with 'Real estate'


  • Realogy and HomeAdvisor announce iBuyer alternative to help sellers upgrade homes

    Sellers can fix up properties and repay at the closing table
    Realogy, the largest U.S. real estate brokerage, is teaming up with HomeAdvisor, the online service marketplace that bought Angie's List in 2017, on a home improvement program they’re calling RealVitalize. It’s an option Realogy’s 50,000-plus agents can offer sellers with homes that need fixing-up who might otherwise turn to iBuyers that purchase properties “as-is.”
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  • Apartment occupancy climbs to highest point since 2000

    This is the 7th consecutive month of occupancy growth
    Renting an apartment hasn't been this popular in nearly 20 years, as the rate at which people are renting apartments hasn't been this high since 2000. According to new data from RealPage, apartment occupancy was the highest in August that it has been at any point since the tech boom in 2000. August also marked the seventh consecutive month that apartment occupancy has risen.
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  • [Pulse] How real estate agents and mortgage lenders can use Instagram to boost their business

    Why doing it for the 'Gram can be good for your bottom line
    Instagram boasts a whopping 1 billion users, with 500 million of them logging into the platform every day. The hashtag #realestate has been used on 26 million posts, and that’s merely one of endless hashtag options. So what does this tell us? For real estate agents and mortgage lenders, Instagram has the potential to be an incredibly lucrative platform for building an engaged audience and attracting new customers.
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  • ATTOM: Foreclosure activity climbs slightly in August, but is still down 24% from last year

    Foreclosure starts increased as well
    Foreclosure activity increased slightly in August, but is still down nearly 25% from last year, according to new data from ATTOM Data Solutions. ATTOM's report shows that there were 53,007 properties with foreclosure filings in August 2019, up 4% from July 2019 but down 24% from a year ago.
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  • Nextdoor raises $47 million to continue growth

    $123 million was raised this past May
    Neighborhood social network Nextdoor announced this week that it raised $47 million in new funding. Earlier this year, the company raised $123 million at a valuation of more than $2 billion. This latest injection of capital closes the company's growth round of funding at $170 million.
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  • Help prospective homebuyers leave renting behind — partner with a mortgage broker

    A mortgage broker can help underscore the financial benefits of homeownership
    Potential buyers interested in making the switch from renting to buying a home often hesitate due to worries of more costly monthly payments or having to be ready with a big down payment. But these fears are often grounded in misinformation. And that’s where real estate professionals can provide guidance by partnering with an independent mortgage broker.
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  • NAR: Three-quarters of buyers found their homes on their phones

    Typical buyer viewed 10 homes before purchasing
    About three-quarters of buyers reported finding their homes using their phone, according to a report from the National Association of Realtors. Mobile-phone use differed by generations: about 80% of Millennials, meaning younger than 38 years old, began their search on their phone, while 78% of Gen Xers, meaning 39 to 53, and 68% of Young Boomers, meaning 54 to 63, started there.
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  • Experts: New housing construction shortage expected to last until 2022

    New home starts have yet to hit historical highs
    The rate at which new housing in being built in this country has not recovered since the housing crisis, and it looks like that trend may be sticking around for a while. New housing start rates are expected to remain below historical averages through 2022, or later, according to new research from Zillow.
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