The Inman Weekender: Top Berkshire Hathaway agent jumps ship
Inman
January 25, 2019

The Inman Weekender: Top Berkshire Hathaway agent jumps ship

The week’s top real estate industry stories, plus previews of Inman Connect New York.
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Blockchain-powered RealBlocks secures seed round of $3.1M
Inman
January 25, 2019

Blockchain-powered RealBlocks secures seed round of $3.1M

RealBlocks, a blockchain-backed platform for real estate fundraising and investment, announced Friday that it has secured seed funding in the amount of $3.1 million., led by Science, Inc.
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Enter to win a $1.3 million home for just $19 and an essay
Inman
January 24, 2019

Enter to win a $1.3 million home for just $19 and an essay

A Canadian woman is holding a contest for her $1.3 million home for the bargain-basement price of $19 and an essay.
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National HouseCheck buys Housefax
Inman
January 24, 2019

National HouseCheck buys Housefax

Housefax, a popular industry resource for home data and property reports founded in 2012, has been acquired for an undisclosed sum by National HouseCheck, a property inspection and home reporting service.
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People are posing as agents to scam renters out of deposits
Inman
January 24, 2019

People are posing as agents to scam renters out of deposits

In the latest real estate scam in New York, people are posing as real estate agents and asking renters to transfer deposits for non-existent apartments.
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Market worries are keeping homeowners from selling
Inman
January 24, 2019

Market worries are keeping homeowners from selling

Using housing data from 50 largest cities across the United States, Lending Tree determined that the average American homeowner stays in their home for seven years.
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Massachusetts pushes real estate tax hike to fight climate change
Inman
January 24, 2019

Massachusetts pushes real estate tax hike to fight climate change

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker wants to raise the taxes homeowners pay when they sell their property in order to raise money to fight climate change.
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RE/MAX partnership gives agents discounts on really fancy cards
Inman
January 24, 2019

RE/MAX partnership gives agents discounts on really fancy cards

A new partnership brings together real estate giant RE/MAX with Lovepop, a company that manufactures three-dimensional holiday and special occasion cards.
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Home appreciation slows, but prices remain out of reach
Inman
January 24, 2019

Home appreciation slows, but prices remain out of reach

A pair of reports from Zillow and Redfin paint a picture of slowing price growth, but homes remain unaffordable to the middle class in many major metros.
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Utah-based flat-fee brokerage Homie wants to raise $10M
Inman
January 23, 2019

Utah-based flat-fee brokerage Homie wants to raise $10M

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission documents indicate that Homie has already raised about $2.3 million out of its new $10 million offering. The documents were filed on Jan. 15 and indicate that Homie expects the new fundraising round to last less than one year.
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