Nobody wants to buy Tom Hanks’ old houseboat
Inman
October 17, 2018

Nobody wants to buy Tom Hanks’ old houseboat

Tom Hanks’ former houseboat in Alameda Calif.’s Barnhill Marina is on the market for $600,000. So, why isn’t it attracting buyers?
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Placester’s free Realtor websites are getting a total makeover
Inman
October 17, 2018

Placester’s free Realtor websites are getting a total makeover

Tech provider Placester has streamlined and improved its free website service for members of the National Association of Realtors.
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In Pictures: Luxury Connect’s Welcome Reception
Inman
October 17, 2018

In Pictures: Luxury Connect’s Welcome Reception

Presented by Concierge Auctions and Joyce Rey, Luxury Connect 2019 opened with cocktails and appetizers at a truly regal compound in Bel Air, where attendees mixed, mingled and expanded their networks among luxury real estate’s elite.  
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Compass launches its own Concierge staging and renovation service
Inman
October 16, 2018

Compass launches its own Concierge staging and renovation service

Compass is far from the first brokerage to build out its own service options for homeseller clients. In November 2017, Redfin announced Redfin Concierge, its 2 percent listing fee service
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Company that fired white property manager vanishes online
Inman
October 16, 2018

Company that fired white property manager vanishes online

After a property management company fired a Missouri Realtor who blocked a black man from entering his apartment, Tribeca-STL deleted its online presence.
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Highlights from Inman Connect New York ’19
Inman
October 16, 2018

Highlights from Inman Connect New York ’19

  Inman Connect is a week-long event bringing together more than 4,000 top-producing agents and brokers, leading real estate franchises, MLS and association leaders, tech entrepreneurs and marketing executives to network, make deals, explore current trends and technology and learn how to embrace and leverage the change that surrounds our industry.…
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Seattle tiny-home ‘experiment’ slated to close in spring 2019
Inman
October 16, 2018

Seattle tiny-home ‘experiment’ slated to close in spring 2019

Amid an uptick of 911 calls, a controversial tiny-house village in North Seattle will close next spring after the city decided not to renew its licence.
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How 1 home in Florida was built to survive Hurricane Michael
Inman
October 16, 2018

How 1 home in Florida was built to survive Hurricane Michael

The home, dubbed the “Sand Palace,” was built in 2017 from thick concrete with rebar and steel cables, extra tall pilings and a wind-resistant roof.
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Builder confidence in single-family home sales remains solid
Inman
October 16, 2018

Builder confidence in single-family home sales remains solid

The National Association of Home Builders’ index for newly built single-family homes rose 1 percentage point month-over-month to 68, continuing a five-month trend of scores in the high 60s.
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Rising interest rates cost homeowners an extra $1,416 per year
Inman
October 16, 2018

Rising interest rates cost homeowners an extra $1,416 per year

According to Zillow’s latest report, the hike in rates has led the monthly mortgage payment for a median-priced home to increase 15.6 percent since Aug. 2017, which breaks down to an extra $118 per month or $1,416 per year.
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