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Haus Wants to Make Buying and Selling Homes Super Transparent

Haus Wants to Make Buying and Selling Homes Super Transparent
August 22, 2016 No Comments »

A new company called “Haus” wants to completely disrupt the home bidding process so everyone involved can see the offers being made on a particular property. As it stands now, offers made on properties aren’t openly disclosed to anyone. As ... Read More »

60% of Recent Home Sellers Didn’t Pay Full Real Estate Commission

60% of Recent Home Sellers Didn’t Pay Full Real Estate Commission
August 10, 2016 No Comments »

If you paid a full 6% commission when you sold your home recently, you’re the minority, this according to a new survey from online real estate brokerage Redfin. The company noted that some 60% of those who sold a home ... Read More »

HomeLight Review: A Data-Driven Real Estate Agent Search Engine

HomeLight Review: A Data-Driven Real Estate Agent Search Engine
July 25, 2016 1 Comment »

First let me say this – your real estate agent matters, a lot. They aren’t all the same and performance will vary widely. Do you want your property to fester on the market or sell quickly for a high price? ... Read More »

Home Prices Will Fare Better with Clinton or Kasich in the White House

Home Prices Will Fare Better with Clinton or Kasich in the White House
May 26, 2016 No Comments »

As you might already know (or assume), an election year can make for a choppy economic climate. After all, Americans have the burden of voting in a new candidate to run the country for the next four years, and with ... Read More »

REX (Real Estate Exchange) Review – They Only Charge 1% to Sell Your Home

REX (Real Estate Exchange) Review – They Only Charge 1% to Sell Your Home
May 18, 2016 No Comments »

A new company called “REX” is attempting to disrupt the real estate industry, and perhaps more importantly, displace the real estate agent. Or possibly even put them out of business for good. The message is clear – real estate agents ... Read More »

Real Estate Agents Are Hiding Redfin Estimates

Real Estate Agents Are Hiding Redfin Estimates
May 5, 2016 No Comments »

In case you weren’t aware, the Zestimate now has some healthy competition from its future foe the “Redfin Estimate.” While the name isn’t as cute or clever, it serves the exact same purpose as the Zestimate, although there’s one special ... Read More »

NAR: Housing Inventory Is Tight, and May Get Too Tight

NAR: Housing Inventory Is Tight, and May Get Too Tight
September 10, 2012 No Comments »

If you’re ever looking for some light entertainment, just surf your way over to the National Association of Realtors website. They’ve always got plenty of “news” and press releases that make no mistake about the fact that they’re seriously pro-housing. ... Read More »

The Great Short Sale Scam

The Great Short Sale Scam
June 20, 2012 No Comments »

If you’ve watched (or listened to or read) the news lately, you’ve probably been told that short sales are surging in popularity. So if you’re currently in an underwater position on your mortgage, you may be thinking about listing your ... Read More »

No Housing Turnaround for a Generation?

No Housing Turnaround for a Generation?
April 30, 2012 No Comments »

Last week, famed Yale economics professor Robert Shiller told Reuters there might not be a housing market rebound for an entire generation. Yes, an entire generation. Or longer… He told the news service that there’s a chance we won’t a ... Read More »

Smart Move Advantage Guaranteed Lease Review

Smart Move Advantage Guaranteed Lease Review
April 24, 2012 No Comments »

Homebuilder Pardee Homes recently teamed up with Smart Move Advantage in the hopes of selling more homes, while alleviating the concerns of existing homeowners. It’s called the “Smart Move Advantage Lease Guarantee,” and basically guarantees rent on your existing home ... Read More »